Guyana chronicle
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 03-09-2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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The Government of Guyana
in its efforts to support the
Guyana Fire Service (GFS) to
improve its capability and ef-
ficiency has granted approval
for fire officers to undergo

ATLANTA (Reuters Life!) -
Black Americans still trail
whites on.such basics as in-
come, education and health, a
study showed on Wednesday,
even as Sen. Barack Obama's
barrier-breaking run for the
presidency has renewed the
national focus on race.
Across a range of economic
indicators including measures of
employment, poverty, housing,
income and wealth, blacks were
much worse off than whites. If
whites scored 100 percent on
such measures, blacks scored
just 56.8 percent, a figure un-
changed from last year, the Na-
tional Urban League said.
On a broader index covering
such issues as education, health,
social justice and civic engage-
ment, blacks stood at 73 percent,
an increase of just 0.41 percent-
age points over last year, the
league said.
Three times as many U.S.
blacks as whites live below the
poverty line, defined as an in-
come of $20.000 for a family of
four. The disparity between the
races on unemployment nar-
rowed slightly, but blacks were
still twice as likely to be jobless.
The report, one of the most
comprehensive on the subject,
addresses more than 300 sepa-
rate categories, which it uses to
come up with an overall equal-
ity index.
"The disparities between
black and white Americans re-
main consistent, nagging and
substantial," League president
Marc Morial told Reuters.
"The next (U.S.) president
has to take the bull by the horns


training overseas.
Minister of Home Affairs,
Clement Rohee, made this dis-
closure during the three-day
discussions on the estimates of
the 2008 national budget, while

responding to a query. from
People's National Cn-ire Re-
form (PNCR) Member, Deborah
Backer. as to whether there were
provisions for overseas training.
"I must first congratulate

the fire service for put forward-
ing a very good training
programme to which we (gov-
ernment) have approved and
this includes training overseas.
For your information four fire

Men play chess on the corner of Lennox Avenue and 125th Street in the Harlem
neighborhood of New York in this file photo from August 9, 2006. Many Harlem residents
say that soaring property values may price poorer and mainly black people out of the
neighborhood and deprive Harlem of its heritage, going back to Harlem's great jazz clubs
of the 1920s and '30s. (REUTERS/Keith Bedford)

and change the nation's priori-
ties and focus on domestic ini-
tiatives," he said in an interview.
Obama, an Illinois senator,
would be the first black U.S.
president if elected, and, al-
though he remains locked in a
battle for the Democratic nomi-
nation, has been by far the
most successful black presiden-
tial candidate.
He and his main Democratic
rival, New York Sen. Hillary
Clinton, last year endorsed the
League's 10-point plan to jump-
start urban America and close



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Saturday March 22 9:00am to 2:00 pm

the c ..:.- nic ,gap,: spokes-
woman Adrien Seybert said.
The presumptive Republi-
can presidential nominee, Sen.
John McCain, las yetito say
whether he v* Iuld .Li,1i t. it.
Despite .ui cxterii.e legal
framework that fishrins racial,
equality and protects :L..ii Irl
discrimination, black Amnercans,
especially in inner cities lag be-
hind other L_,ljp,
The .li..rcp:,i'i appears to
challenge America's view of it-
self as a society of equal oppor-
tunity. Some argue that 4scrimi-
nation is a prime cause of in-
equality, while others sai blacks

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should shoulder greater respon-
sibility for fixing their own
The National Urban League
was founded in 1910 to improve
the lives of black Americans. Its
annual report focuses solely on
relationships between blacks and
whites, but its programs are open
to people from all races.
Education was one area
where the disparity between
blacks and whites was acute, es-
pecially in terms of how many
went on to college and how
many were enrolled in pre-
school programs.
"It's bad news, because
more black high school graduates
are putting off college. That's
when you get into trouble with
teen pregnancies and crime.
People end up putting their
dreams on hold," Seybert said.
But on at least one mea-
sure the disparities eased.
The average length of prison
sentences narrowed in this
year's report to 40 months for
a black person and 37 months
for a white person, across all
crimes. Last year it was 44
months for a black person
and 34 months for a white


officers will attend overseas
training this year," Minister
Rohee asserted.
In this year's budget,
$8.5M has been allocated to the
fire service for training and
scholarships in an effort to en-
hance the work of the service.
The Minister also informed
the House that members of the
Fire Service are expected to re-
ceive help through the estab-
lishment of an auxiliary unit
that will comprise trained
members to assist the Service's
fire-fighting efforts.
The special group of men will
receive training, equipment and
stipends from the Fire Service.
The Minister received ku-
dos from the opposition mem-
bers for such a proactive move.
In the 1950s and 1960s there
was a similar unit which be-
came inactive after the 1970s.
Meanwhile, Minister Rohee
said that in accordance with the
Juvenile Offenders (Amend-
ment) Bill, $34M has been allo-
cated to the establishment of the
first juvenile holding centre
which will be located in Sophia.
The Bill, which was ap-
proved by the House last May,
will allow for the establishment
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and for maintaining them for the
reception, care and custody un-
der the orders of the court or for
any other appropriate reasons as
the Minister may determine.
The establishment of the cen-
tres will depend on the number of
persons, local conditions of divi-
sions in different regions and con-
sultations with various agencies.
Minister Rohee, in response to
queries as to when other centres
will be established said that they
are in the making but was emphatic
that Sophia was to be the first.
Backer also enquired why
such a huge sum of money
($160M) has been allocated to
the Guyana Prison Service
(GPS) for dietary needs. She
noted that it was portrayed that
more emphasis would be placed
on self-sufficiency.
Minister Rohee said this
was done to provide better qual-
ity food for prisoners until the
agriculture programme comes
fully on stream.
In January, the Ministry of
Agriculture and the Prison Ser-
vice inked a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) for the
restart of agricultural activities at
the prisons to ensure self suffi-
ciency in food.
The Prison Service once had
an active farm that provided
some of its food requirements.
Government had promised
that work will be done to utilise
the prisons' estate to cultivate
and rear livestock and produce
more food.
The administration sees
this as easing the budgetary
allocation for dietary expen-
diture as money will be used
in other areas. Every prisoner
costs the State approximately
$19,000 per month.

Boy matador

flirts with death
LIMA (Reuters Life!) Battle scars from being gored by
bulls ten times his size line the face and right leg of the
matador Michelito, a pint-sized 10-year-old from Spain
who is one of the world's youngest bullfighters.
Armed with just a cloak and a sword, he has fought 56
bulls, slicing off 106 ears and seven tails as trophies. The bulls
weigh upwards of 500 pounds (256 kg).
A graceful entertainer since age five, Michelito, whose full
name is Michael Lagravere Peniche, works mostly in Mexico
because he says he is too young to perform in Spain.
"Ever since I was young, lots of bullfighters visited my
house and I went with my dad to the fights," he told reporters.
"That's how I developed a taste for bullfighting."
Over the weekend, Michelito defeated four bulls at Lima's
bullring, considered the oldest in the Americas, after a young
Peruvian matador he was supposed to compete against pulled
out because of an illness.
The crowd cheered loudly as the Spaniard prepared to kill,
drawing the bulls within inches of his body.
"When I'm facing a bull, I don't think about anything else.
I'm focused on what I have to do," he explained.
Animal rights groups have protested in Lima recently to
halt bloody bullfights, which supporters say is an artistic cul-
tural tradition.
Victor Leyton Diaz, the mayor of the El Rimac slum dis-
trict that surrounds Lima's bullring, said he helped put on the
event to draw visitors.
"Cultural festivals like this attract tourists. We are do-
ing everything we can to improve the image of El Rimac,"
he said.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008 3

'We are ready, willing and able'

- New Baian PM warns local criminal elements

By Neil Marks

NEWLY-elected Barbados
Prime Minister, Mr. David
Thompson, on Friday, issued
a call for governments within
the Caribbean Community

(CARICOM) to come to this
country's support in the fight
against crime, given the two
recent massacres which left
23 persons dead.
"Let us send a clear mes-
sage to these assassins that we

are ready, willing and able to put
at the disposal of the Govern-
ment of Guyana whatever assis-
tance is necessary to carry out
its primary role of protecting its
people," Mr. Thompson told his
counterparts attending the 19th

Inter-Sessional meeting of
Heads of Government in the
Bahamian capital, Nassau.
The Trinidad government,
which loaned Guyana a helicop-
ter to carry out air and sea sur-
veillance, and promised

'Mash' a success despite challenges

- Minister Anthony

MASHRAMANI 2008 was a
resounding success despite
the many challenges which
Guyana was experiencing
during the run up to Febru-
ary 23. The event, which
marked Guyana's 38th repub-
lic day anniversary concluded
with a prize giving ceremony
at Umana Yana Friday.
Among the highlights of the
event was the presentation of
awards to 'Young Bill Rogers',
winner of the calypso competi-
tion, and Trevor Rose, of 'Facts
and Roses' who copped the
prize for 'Designer of the Year'.
Chairman of Region Four,
Clement Corlette, received a
prize on behalf of the Region
which was judged number one
in the full costume band compe-
Minister of Culture, Youth
and Sport Dr Frank Anthony,
who spoke at the ceremony, al-
luded to the relentless acts
which were carried out on resi-
dents of Lusignan and Bartica in
January and February which
evoked much speculation about
hosting of Mash.
Minister Anthony said the
government's intention to pro-
ceed with the event and the
public's support which was evi-
dent was a clear demonstration
of Guyanese not succumbing to
the fear which these callous acts
were intended to bring.
"If there's one thing I know
is that culture and sports are two
things that bring this country to-
gether regardless of your race or
political affiliation. Sports and
culture are two things that
Guyanese enjoy so we took a
conscious decision that mash
would go on... there were some
who rejected but mash went on
and we were quite successful,"
Minister Anthony said.
Mashramani 2008 was held

under the theme, 'Let's unite
and 'celebrate in 2008.' It was
described by many as "beauti-
ful," and "splendid." Guyanese
were seen enjoying themselves
as they viewed the costumes
and floats.
Leading the way was a
300-member delegation from
the Christian organisation,
'The Body of Christ'.
Revellers also used the oc-
casion to distribute bibles and
The Ministry of Culture
Youth and Sport carried the
theme 'celebrating in unity',
the Ministry of Education go-
ing under the theme 'going
green preserving our children's
future' and the Ministry of Ag-
riculture promoting 'an abun-
dance of crops and live-

I -winners receiveawards

The Ministry of Health took
to the streets again this year pro-
moting its blood drive and immu-
nization. Concept Entertainment,
the new kid on the block this
year, was among the larger
Mashramani has seen many
improvements in various aspects
according to Minister Anthony,
who made reference to the
newly-introduced segment of the
mash calypso competition which
focuses on HIV/AIDS.
"This year's competition, I
am told, has improved tremen-
dously and we have songs apart
from those that were sung about
social issues, that can really send
that message about the deadly
disease and prevention," Minis-
ter Anthony said.
The competition, according
to the Minister, reveals

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Guyana's potential in the area
of: music which is often given
little appreciation because of
not being given much publicity.
In this regard he urged
that more effort be made to
air this type of music so that
it becomes more popular and
appreciated by the public. He
also urged that musicians and
other performing artistes
continue working throughout
the year to maintain excel-

specialised weapons this gov-
ernment has been unable to ac-
quire, is the only one within the
regional integration bloc to come
forward so far to offer any help
since the massacres.
The Guyana government's
chief spokesperson, Dr Roger
Luncheon, was Thursday frank
in admitting that the search for
the gang(s) that carried out the
massacres has not borne much
fruit thus far. His comments
came as he defended as not be-
ing last resort measures a series
of consultations held by Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo with local
stakeholders to look at a na-
tional security action plan.
The massacres represent
the country's gravest security
challenge in recent memory.
"If one of our member
Governments is perceived as
incapable of bringing criminals
to justice, then what is there
to stop criminals elsewhere
from challenging the authority
of Governments?" Thompson
asked of his counterparts, say-

ing that the time was never
more opportune for that "Car-
ibbean resolve and spirit in a
matter impacting on all of us."
Noting that the government
and people of Guyana have suf-
fered "immeasurable losses in
the past month in an intolerable
spate of senseless crime," Th-
ompson stoutly declared: "We
in Barbados stand firmly in soli-
darity with our comrades from
Guyana and resolutely condemn
these acts of apparent random
He did not elaborate, how-
ever, on what forms of assis-
tance should be extended to
CARICOM Secretary Gen-
eral, Mr. Edwin Carrington also
weighed in on the subject in his
presentation saying that "unity
is...necessary to surmount the
serious threat of crime to the
very fabric of our societies and
to our hopes for a viable and
prosperous Caribbean Commu-
But he was quick in call-
ing for urgent action, saying:
"Time is not on our side if we
are to safeguard our secu-


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Bush 'impotent' spectator

on Cuba: Minister

HAVANA (Reuters) The Cu-
ban government called Presi-
dent George W. Bush on Sat-
urday a "furious and impo-
tent spectator" with zero in-
fluence over changes in the
communist country following
Fidel Castro's retirement.
"He can neither stop, inter-
fere with or influence what hap-
pens in Cuba," Foreign Minis-
ter Felipe Perez Roque said.
Bush said on Friday that
neighboring Cuba had replaced
one dictator with another and
vowed to maintain hard-line
policies against Havana until it
begins a democratic transition.
Bush insisted that Fidel
Castro, despite having stepped
aside last month and turned over
the presidency to his brother
Raul, "is still influencing events
from behind the scenes."
Perez Roque said Bush's
view that nothing had changed
in Cuba was acknowledgment of
the failure of his Cuba policy,
which has tightened sanctions
to financially undermine the
one-party state.
"President Bush's words
yesterday show that he is just
a furious and impotent specta-
tor," the minister said, in the
first official Cuban comment on
Bush's statement. "I enjoyed
listening to the frustration in his
Perez Roque said Bush's la-
ment that more of the world's

major democr
joined the Unite
lating Havana w
tion that Wash
on Cuba had its

acies had not He spoke at a news confer-
ed States in iso- ence with the European
'as also recogni- Union's top development aid
ington's policy official, Louis Michel, who
;elf become iso- was in Havana to try to re-
launch EU ties with Cuba
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PARIS (Reuters) Israel will
not consider unilateral ac-
tion to stop Iran getting a
nuclear bomb, President
Shimon Peres was quoted as

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The New Hope Land Cooperative
Society Ltd is in the process of updating
its Members Register, before the
Special General Meeting, which will be
held on Sunday, April 20, 2008. All
members and persons interested in the
Society are asked to contact the
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saying on Saturday.
In an interview with
France's Le Figaro newspaper
ahead of a trip to Paris next
week, Peres said, however, if
economic sanctions failed to
persuade Iran to stop its con-
tested nuclear programme then
"non-military options would be
used up".
The United Nations has im-
posed sanctions on Iran to pres-
sure it to suspend uranium en-
The United States and other
major powers suspect Iran is
enriching uranium as part of a
covert effort to develop a
nuclear bomb. Iran says it is
only interested in civilian
nuclear energy.
"I would prefer to stop the
development of the bomb with-
out recourse to war. Sanctions
have proved their efficacy in the
past," Peres said, citing deci-
sions by Libya, South Africa

Washington had opposed the
Speaking after a White
House meeting with Cuban dis-
sidents on Friday, Bush said he
thought it was wrong to see
Castro's retirement as a chance
to reconsider a decades-old U.S.
trade embargo. He said Cuba
must release political prisoners
and allow free elections before
sanctions can be lifted.
Growing ranks of U.S. poli-
ticians, from members of Con-
gress to Democratic presidential
candidate Barack Obama, are
urging a review of the U.S.
policy of shunning Cuba.
Perez Roque recalled that
184 countries voted in No-
vember at the United Nations
for an end to the U.S. em-
bargo on Cuba, with only
three states voting with the
United States.

and North Korea to renounce
nuclear plans.
Asked if Israel would act
alone to stop Iran getting the
bomb, Peres, a former Prime
Minister who currently holds
r, ce cutie por:.r replied
"Linder i-.ciicuni ,i["C-iC \\e .are
r.'l iniprudent to corncern-
tije the Irani.n dJncer on I.-
rael -
It a problem that the re-t
of the \vorid music resolve With
the long-ranen misiles de\el-
oped b\ Iran the problem is not
onl, lsrael.'" Peres added
He accused Iran ol seeking
outpost.is In Lebanon. Gaza.
S ria and Iraq We mustn't
lcose our exes It a minority ol
terrorisis arc able to equip them-
sel\es u ith nuclear missiles then
the world d could become ungoi -
Peres defended Israel's
attack last "eek on Gaza to
stop missile, being fired at its

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Malaysia PM's coalition

loses crucial 2/3 majority
KUALA LUMPUR (Reutersj The Malaysian premier's
multi-racial coalition lost its crucial two-thirds majority
in parliament in general elections on Saturday, the Elec-
tion Commission said.
The coalition also lost control of three states Kedah.
Penang and Kelantan. the election body said with results sil
being tallied
Banian held a 90 percent majority in the last parliament
and is set for historic setback at these elections. The opposi-
tion is claiming victor\ in fise state assemblies, including
Selangor and Perak. whilee also captunng at least one-third of
the seat in federal parliament.
A Ito-lhirds majority is needed to amend the constitu-
tion. The last time it lost that majority was in the 1969

Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
holds hands with his deputy Najib Razak (L) after a
news conference in Kuala Lumpur. (REUTERS/Tim

Iraqi president visits

Turkey after army operation

ANKARA i Reuters) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani began
his first %isit as head of state to neighboring Turkej on
Friday. just one week after Ankara ended a major army
ground offensive against Kurdish PKK rebels based in
northern Iraq.
Talabni's \Isit is aimed at booming political, trade energy
and security Lie with NATO meniber Turkey. hadls str.aned
m recent years b\ the Kurdish PKK issue and by Ankara's fears
that the Kurd, of northern Iraq aun to build their own state
Talabam. himself a nonhern Iraqi Kurd. ,ill hold talks with
President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Tay.ip Erdogan
during hi< two-day visit and also attend a meeung of the Tur-
ke. -Iraq business council
Iraq's nnnisiers of finance, oil. water resources, national se-
curity and industry were travelling \%ith Talabani, Turkish dip-
lomats said. Talabaru and Gul were due to gi\e a joint news
conference at IS00 GMT on Friday
Turkish firms are very acute in the construction sector in
Iraq. which i; also an increasingly important market lor Turk-
ish products from food to textiles. A pipeline carries Iraqi oil
to Turkey and there are also plans for a natural gas link.
."With Talahani's visit. Ankara wants to make a new start
in relations, w ith Iraq." wrote columnist Murat Yetkin in Frida. '<
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Ecuador says not ready

to restore Colombia ties

QUITO (Reuters) Ecuador
will take its time to restore
diplomatic ties with Colom-
bia, even though the two
countries have resolved a
week-long crisis over a Co-
lombian military raid against
guerrillas hiding in Ecuador,
the president said on Satur-
Leftist-led allies Ecuador,
Nicaragua and Venezuela cut
ties with Colombia and con-
demned the raid, which killed
more than 20 guerrillas. Ecuador
and Venezuela also sent troops
to their borders with Colombia.
"We'll talk about renewing
diplomatic relations. We'll make
a timetable. It's going to take
some time," Ecuadorean Presi-
dent Rafael Correa said in his
weekly radio address on Satur-
Nicaragua and Venezuela
announced they would reestab-
lish ties with Colombia during
a Latin American summit on
Friday that ended in handshakes
between leaders who had been
verbally attacking each other all
The diplomatic crisis was
Latin America's worst in years.
It pitted U.S.-backed Co-
lombia, which is fighting a four-
decade insurgency by Marxist
rebels, against leftist leaders in
the increasingly anti-U.S. re-
gion. Venezuelan President
Hugo Chavez, who is stridently
opposed to the administration
of President George W. Bush,
led the anti-Colombian chorus.
Ecuador and Venezuela said
Colombia should be negotiating
with the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC,
to seek peace. -
But Colombian President
Alvaro Uribe is popular at
home because of his hard-line
approach to the FARC, which
has killed and kidnapped thou-
sands of people.
The March 1 raid that
killed top FARC leader Raul
Reyes was a significant blow to
the insurgency and Colombia
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though Uribe appeared isolated
during a week of anti-Colom-
bian rhetoric from leaders all
over Latin America, the guerrilla
computer files are strong cards
he can play against the rebels
and against his neighbours: Ec-
uador and Venezuela.
Uribe apologised to Ecua-
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duct such cross-border opera-
tions in future, but asked for
more cooperation from his
neighbours in fighting the guer-
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der to undertake an immediate review of the national
policy governing lethal engagement by members of the po-
lice force during operations.
Golding was responding to reports of the fatal shooting on
Thursday of 11-month-old Farrell Powell, who was killed by a
stray bullet after the police allegedly opened fire along March
Pen Road, while in pursuit of a vehicle operating as an illegal
The prime minister apologised to the family of the victim
on behalf of the Government and said the Government would
ensure that justice was done.
Golding has asked for the review to be carried out and for a
report to be made available within two weeks.
The Prime Minister, who is attending the CARICOM
Heads of Government meeting in The Bahamas, said the
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Notice is hereby given that the Register of members will
be closed for the period 106 31" March, 2008 both dates
inclusive. Transfers received at the office of the
Registrars, Trust Company (Guyana) Limited, 230 Camp
& South Streets, Georgetown up to the close of business
before this time will be registered in the name of the
transferees. This closure is for the purpose of payment of
a special dividend,


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Crime A




AS THE Guyana Police Force were yesterday intensify-
ing their initiatives to nail the criminals behind the night-
mare of massacres at Lusignan and Bartica, leaders of
the Caribbean Community were wrapping up their dis-
cussions in The Bahamas on the need for urgent
increased cooperation for effective responses to the epi-
demic of serious crime and violence. We should, by to-
day, know what new initiatives are forthcoming.
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick
Manning -- faced with his own media lamentations
at home, such as "where are we safe from the crimi-
nals," was expected to introduce new elements for uni-
fied action in his report to the meeting as Head of Gov-
ernment with lead responsibility on the challenging prob-
lem of 'crime and security' in the region.
In a spirited call of his own for a demonstration of a
collective resolve to combat spiralling crime and vio-
lence, and in particular against "acts of barbarity" as un-
leashed against innocent civilians in Guyana, the new
Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, chose to
be quite blunt in addressing the opening session of the
19th CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting in Nassau on
"We in Barbados," he said, "stand firmly in solidarity
with our comrades from Guyana (alluding to the pres-
ence of the delegation headed by President Bharrat
Jagdeo), and resolutely condemn the acts of apparent
random barbarity...
"Let us send a clear message to these assassins,"
declared Prime Minister Thompson,
"that we are ready, willing and able to put at the dis-
posal of the Government of Guyana whatever assistance
is necessary to carry out its primary role of protecting its
"If," added Thompson, "one of our member govern-
ments is perceived as incapable of bringing criminals
to justice, then what is there to stop criminals elsewhere
from challenging the authority of (all) governments..."
This is clearly the kind of unequivocal, principled
stand required of CARICOM leaders who are aware that
if they do not act with firmness and in a timely manner
to stop the ruthless criminals and their anti-national en-
terprises at large, then all may soon be facing the
nightmares that States like Jamaica, Trinidad and To-

bago and Guyana have been experiencing for far too long.
One very distinguishing difference between the
Guyana crime and violence scenario and
those CARICOM states afflicted.by spreading murders,
armed robberies and sheer criminal terrorism, is that NO
excuses are being offered by parliamentary opposition
parties and non-governmental organizations in such ju-
risdictions to criminal networks with- the kind of
controversial messages often peddled here about "eco-
nomic marginalisation" and/or "social deprivation" to jus-
tify the criminal upsurge.
The armed criminals who indiscriminately kill people
at shopping centres, in their homes, on the streets, at
schools and social events, or create mayhem in daring
robbery attacks elsewhere in CARICOM, are being
roundly denounced across political, ethnic and social
boundaries, as-well as by the. print and electronic
media for what they really are -- Criminals; Assassins:
Robbers and Enemies of The Rule Of Law.
They are'Not accorded labels as "insurgents" or "lib-
erators" against Slale oppression that often come, quite
opportunisticallynard with dangerous implications, from
a few elements arid groups seemingly driven by hateful
extra-parliamentary agendas, while they acquire money,
jewellery and Pother stolen properties and leave
behind their tiurdiefed and wounded victims.
The 'alest example of how even a major political party,
the PNCR; that hals wielded State power consecutively
for 28 yearsj'rdi.ild'send conflicting messages at a time
of nationai:,apprehension over rampaging criminality
came just a few days ago with that party's call to the gov-
ernment to deal "promptly" with the needs of the villag-
ers of Buxton.
That the-overwhelming, vast majority of law-abiding
people of Buxton whose once peaceful village was me-
thodically tfansf(r'ed into a hotbed, a virtual fortress for
the operatftns (V well-armed and connected criminal
enterprise, deserve all the help the State can offer, is not
a matter for debate.
What ispl reK1an,:e is that while the focus remains
on Buxton with the new initiatives, including the clearing
of the Buxton backlands to uproot one of the best known
criminal rit.lejc.s,. the PNCR must be careful against
being accused O-L l.',, ing political games with the wel-
fare of the peopteof Buxton and ignoring the realities of
life in other East Coasi communities, including many dis-
placed and-traunrlaised families.
If, in the pr:ice_.i the PNCR is not again resorting to
the old "race card" --- a de'.ice invariably used, at differ-
ent peinods, by it andI also ihe PPP/C --- then the people
of nlluence at Cn.rress Place have a moral obligation
to avoid making discriminatory calls in wanting to be seen
as championing The interesIs of a village where normal
life has been so cruelly disrupted by criminals, some
known for their political and security connections.
Thank goodness thal in the current crime crisis situ-
ation the disciplined forces, police and army
appear determined to go after the criminals and their col-
laborators in the interest of a peaceful, rule-of-law envi-
In the meanwhile, for those of the PNCR talking con-
veniently about the deprivations and fears of the Buxton
community -- the people they had woefully neglected in
their long years'in power --- they should revisit -- assum-
ing they read it'before -- Eusi Kwayana's 'The Morning
It is a'very.;incisive analysis on how the lives of the
people ofi uxtN6, a village with a very proud history, have
been s tragicaly destroyed by a mix of partisan politics
and raw, dangerous criminality.
They must go back to reading Kwayana's exposure
and warqjpgs ~i that pamphlet, published in 2004, with
a penetrating 'ftreword by the Jamaican political scien-
tist, Ho 6'C nbpbell.


detention centre

a welcome move

I am pleased to see that the members of parliament have de-
cided to work together by approving the allocation of money
to the security sector.
I truly understand that we need to be cognisant of the fact
that this will not solve the crime situation in Guyana, however, it
will surely help and it will also give assurance to Guyanese that
something is being done to improve security in Guyana.
Minister Rohee gave a detailed outline of how the money will
be distributed when questioned by the Opposition parties. It is
commendable that it was approved swiftly. I must say that I wel-
the allocation of money for the construction of the juvenile
detention centre in Sophia, because it is desperately needed.
I hope that since more money will be spent to buy weap-
ons and develop the Police Force that we will be able to fight
and win the battle against those who seek to cause chaos in
our society.


Why isn't the



The recent turn of events has certainly become very inter-
esting. I read an article in SN dated Saturday, March 8 where
it said: "The police are seeking to meet with Mayor Hamilton
Green to "confirm" statements made by still detained former
army Officer Oliver Hinckson during a press conference at
City Hall on February 1 but the mayor has declined the invi-
tation based on legal advice."
What I want to know is why, after initially deciding to go t(
Eve Leary after being contacted by a senior superintendent, the
Mayor decided he needed to consult with his lawyer and there
changed his mind. If, like the Mayor said. "there was no suggest
tion of criminal intent during his conversation with the officer,.
again, I ask, why isn't he speaking to the police about this issue?
The minute the Mayor allowed Oliver Hinckson to speak dur-
ing his press conference, he involved himself. But who exactly i?
Oliver Hinckson that he was given this privilege? Did I miss an
announcement saying that he is now a City Council Official'
I honestly cannot fathom why, at a press conference where mat.
ters of the municipality were being addressed, these individual!
showed up to speak. I am beginning to believe what many have
and that is, it seems as though the intervention was pre-arranged
The question still remains: Why?
The Mayor certainly needs to clear the air on this issue.In
recent press conference, Dr. Luncheon said it is no secret that man;
of the criminal gangs which exist benefit from the presence of ex
servicemen. This is also the view of the public. He further wen
on to say that he believed that the men were being held in thi
context of criminal matters for which they were wanted.
These men have a history with the law and it is believed tha
Hinckson is being held for his comments at the said press confer
ence that the killings were more than a criminal problem.
The fact that Hinckson said that he and other ex-servicemei
were prepared to venture into Buxton and assist in some kind o
negotiation with the criminals tells us something.
I am certainly awaiting the outcome of this.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008 7

The Continued

Relevance of

Dr Jagan's

By Mohamed Irfaan Ali

On this the 11th anniversary
of the celebration of the life
and works of Dr Cheddi
Jagan, I wish for us to spend
a few moments in reflection
on the relevance of the ideas,
ideals and vision of Dr
Cheddi Jagan, even today as
we seek to advance the trans-
formation process of Guyana,
and moreso, the development
'agenda of the Developing
The morality, ethics, and
social consciousness of the poli-
cies and programmes propagated
by Dr Jagan saw a society that
bears as its hallmark equality
and economic growth that is pro
poor in nature. In an interview
with Fred Rosen and Mario
Murillo, Dr Jagan explained his
ideology as follows: "It gives me
strong ethical beliefs in social
justice, particularly in helping
the poor, the underprivileged
and the exploited." This funda-
mental principle that shaped the
development of ideas by Dr
Jagan remains ever relevant to-
day as the world continues to
battle issues of the widening
gap between rich and poor
countries which, over the past
40 years, have accounted for
much of the increase in world-
wide income and inequality
among individuals and house-
In 1960, per capital GDP in
the richest 20 countries was
eighteen times that in the poor-
est 20 countries, whilst 15 per
cent of the richest nations'
people made 80 per cent of the
gross world income. By 1995,
this gap had widened to 37
times (World Development Re-
port 2001). There has been an
increasing polarization between
the rich and poor nations over
time. Dr Jagan felt that the fun-
damental struggle confronting
Developing Countries was to
seek a new international balance
of interests in this period of
globalisation and liberalisation.
He posited: "Developing coun-
tries will continue to be
marginalised if we do not seek
collectively a new global order."
For him, a New Human Global
Order meant development that
would address such important
issues as the alleviation of pov-
erty, expansion of productive
employment and enhancement
of social integration of the more
disadvantaged and marginal
This, comrades, forms the
most relevant and challenging is-
sue for our world today as the
achievement of a people-centred
approach to social and eco-
nomic development that creates
an economic, political, social,
cultural, and legal environment
still remains unaccomplished
and relevant to this date.
Unaccomplished because ap-

proximately 1.1 billion people
on the world lack access to wa-
ter, and a further 2.6 billion lack
basic sanitation facilities. Ap-
proximately half the world live
off of US$2 per day, while an-
other one billion people live off
of US$1 per day. One in every
seven children has no access to
health care, and nearly one bil-
lion people entered the 21st
Century unable to read or write.
More than 80% of the world's
population live in countries
where income differentials are
widening, and more than 30,000
children die each day from hun-
ger. This, comrades, reinforces
the relevance of Dr Jagan's
ideas to this day and long into
the foreseeable future. To un-
derstand the courage and vision
of Dr Jagan in the propagation
of the New Human Global Or-
der at the time he did, we need
to look at what was documented
in the New Human Global Or-
der prepared by the sympo-
sium on the New Human Glo-
bal Order, and I quote:
"President Jagan is to be
commended for his courage and
vision in promoting, what was
at the time, an unfashionable
concept, when most of the
world was mesmerized by the
hype over globalization"

Relevance to young people
To our young people, he
left a message that, if followed,
would help us to develop at-
tributes and individual identities
that, when combined together,
would be so forceful that in ev-
ery aspect of personal and col-
lective darkness the light of our
character would shine, thus cre-
ating a society that bears as its
hallmark respect and service to
humanity above all other indi-
vidualistic vision we may har-
ness over time.
In describing his own tran-
sition through life's path, this is
what he had to say: "I first
wanted to be a doctor. I didn't
want to be merely a specialist
and craftsman and cure indi-
vidual aches and ills. I wanted
to cure the ills of society. I
want to know that I have served
humanity as a human being. All
of us want recognition; I am not
interested in recognition con-
ferred on the basis of my bank-
roll. When I would have passed
away, I would like it to be re-
corded that Jagan did his bit in
the service of humanity." (1964)
This is the karma and the life
of the man we celebrate today -
one that was selfless and deter-
mined to sacrifice all for the bet-
terment of humanity. Even when
power was snatched out of his
hands by reckless forces, he re-
mained committed and deter-
mined to the cause he set him-
self and, more importantly, un-
der no circumstances did he
abandon the struggle or reduce
the intensity of the struggle.

What he did was to modify the
means, but the end remained re-
markably the same. How can
these examples of self determi-
nation, selflessness, and dedica-
tion ever be irrelevant? These are
attributes that need to be re-en-
ergized in our society and, as
such, if we want to meaning-
fully celebrate the life of this
outstanding internationalist, let
us commit ourselves above all
other individual goals to live
lives to the service and
upliftment of humanity above
profit and personal glorification.
Let us do it the Jagan way!

The issue of the
Dr Jagan strongly believed
in sustainable development, and
as such, the importance of the
environment and the way we
manage it were critical issues for
him. He felt passionately that
the environment cannot, and


planet must be utilised for the
benefit of mankind in such a
way that they remain available
for future generations. And in
the process of utilisation, full-
est measures be taken to pre-
vent environmental degradation.
Sustainable development is an
all-embracing process which is
centred on human development.
There are two major needs
which have to be satisfied. One
is to use natural resources for
the material and spiritual
upliftment of all people. The
other is to maintain the delicate
balance in nature reflected in the
various eco-systems adorning
our planet."
There are many today who
question the ideology, vision
and relevance of our Party to
deal with the various elements
of distractions and Doomsday
prophecy that we are not ca-
pable of dealing with challenges.
Let it be known that inbuilt in

must not be separated from
poverty and therefore should
not be treated separately. If it
is that economics is truly the
distribution of scarce resources
to meet everyone's needs, then
how is it that decision-making
on the international level is con-
centrated only in the hands of a
few narrow interests, thus re-
sulting in the distribution of re-
sources to meet a few people's
wants and not everyone's
needs? The poor are not the ex-
ploiters of the environment, but
rather they are efficient users
Sand sustainers of the environ-
ment as their survival depends
heavily on it. Dr Jagan rightfully
believed that economic growth
that ignores humanity and envi-
ronmental cost can never, and
would never, be sustainable.
In his own words, this is
what Dr. Jagan had to say on
World Environment Day, 1994:
"The natural resources of our

our political being in the PPP
lies the willpower to conquer
and excel under the most diffi-
cult and testing of circum-
stances. Our history, led by Dr
Jagan, is testimony to this fact.
Under similar conditions at vari-
ous points in the history of
Guyana, this was the response
from Dr. Jagan: "Those who say
that we are irrelevant; that we
are finished; should be reminded
that the same tune was sung af-
ter the dark days following the
rape of our Constitution in
1953, and the breakaway by the
right and left opportunists in
1955 and 1956. But we won in
1957 and 1961. Today, though
defrauded and cheated, we re-
main the strongest force in the
How relevant is this today
cannot be overemphasised, with
large sections of the media
against us. The difficulties im-
posed by criminal gangs form
some of the challenges that seek
to return us to days and hours
of darkness. But the endurance
to confront these challenges in
a unified way would ensure that
the relevance and victory of our
Party to overcome all aspects of
evil remain forever the strongest
political force in Guyana.
In conclusion, I once again
leave you with the comforting,
though challenging, words of Dr
Jagan: "Difficulties there will
be; the battle will be long and
hard. But win again we will!"
1966 (from 'The West on Trial')
(Mohamed Irfaan Ali is a
Member of Parliament and
an executive member of the

Growth in Non-traditional

agro-exports significant

- GMC Over 4.4 million pounds of fresh

fruits & vegetables exported in 2007

THE Gu.ana Marketing Cor-
poration, lead agency. for the
promotion of the non-tradi-
tional agro-sector, sees the
increase in exports of non-
traditional agriculture prod-
ucts for 2007 as a clear indi-
cation that measures being
put in place by the Ministry
of Agriculture are hating a
positive effect on the growth
and derelopnent of its
General Manager. Mr.
Nizam Hassanr, wa- quoted as
saying in a release issued yes-
lerda\ that the recorded increase
in exports for 2007 of 7.39)
ionnes. about a third of v.uhch
%\as pnmarinl fresh fruits and
vegetables, is a significant devel-
opment which shows that
Guyana is well on the way to
becoming the number-one sup-
plier of food to CARICOM.
"For 2007 we ha\e seen ex-
ports of fruits and vegetables
increase to 2.001 tonnes, from
1,562 tonnes in 2006 This
translates to an increase of
967,819 pounds being exported,
a clear indication that the sec-
tor continues to show signifi-
cant signs of growth and devel-
opment," he reportedly said,
adding that lhis should be seen
in the context that exports m the
early 1990s amounted to just

over 1.900 tonnes. Inclusive of
fruits/v\egetables and proceed
The revenue earned for the
7,394 tonnes more of non-tra-
dmonal produce exported in
2007. he said. %Aas in the vicin-
it) of G$1.87 billion.
According to the release,
several agro-business investors
came here recently to explore
business opportunities in the
non-traditional crops sector.
Said investors, which included
representatives from Trinidad &
Tobago and Barbados, paid vis-
its to several farming communi-
ties countrywide for a first-hand
look at the investment oppor-
tumties that exist.

It said that as part of Its
continuing drive to meel inter-
nationallk acceptable standards.
the GMC has expended a total
of $16 million on rehabilitating
its Central Packaging Facility
housed at the Sophia Exhibition
Complex, and that similar facili-
ties at Parika, Charity and at
Number 43 Village, on the
Corentyne Coast will also be-
come operational in the near fu-
It also quotes an Agri-busi-
ness Specialist attached to the
Inter-American Institute for Co-
operation on Agriculture
(llCA), Mr. Frank Lam, who
was part of a team that facib-
tated a three-day exporters' en-

hancement workshop as sayingg
that he was pleased with the
packaging facility and GMC's
drive to further develop the sec-
Lam. in recognition of the
massive potential and business
opportunities that exist here,
coupled with the facilitation
ser ice- being provided -by
GMC, is said to have signalled
his intention of passing on this
information to regional stake-
holders who may be inclined to
visit Guyana to further pursue
business opportunities.
A team of Barbadian agri-
culture officials who visited
Guyana in January lauded the
upgrading of the Sophia Pack
House, describing it as impres-
sive and a welcomed develop-
ment, since agro-exports to Bar-
bados, as well as other
CARICOM member States
continue to show annual in-
In conclusion, the missive
says that the GMC "remains
committed to playing an in-
tegral role in the develop-
ment of the non-traditional
crops sector and will con-
tinue to work with other
agencies, farmers, agro-pro-
cessors, exporters and stake-
holders In its efforts to
achieve this objective."

3/92006. 10:48 PM




Talk of the town

Marginalization is the talk of
the town. Today, many politi-
cians seek to justify the re-
cent massacres in the name of
marginalization; and then
they covertly identify the eth-
nic card as the driving force
behind marginalization.
These massacres have noth-
ing to do with
marginalization; but have a
lot to with domestic terror-
Marginalization touches
large numbers of people across
the globe, including people of
different colours, ethnicity, age,
and gender. Marginalization
strikes a chord with both rich
and poor countries of the world
And so, advanced economic
development, then, is no guar-
antee against marginalization.
Denmark is one of .those
countries in the world with the
lowest level of social and eco-
nomic inequality; yet Denmark
has problems of integrating
some groups into the labour
And so, there is an errone-

"Marginalization involves exclusion from participation
in some areas of society; and it is important to note that
marginalization in one area of social life does not
necessarily produce marginalization in others."

ous perception that interprets
risk factors for marginalization
as being synonymous with
marginalization. In Denmark, a
marginalization pattern has per-
sisted, notwithstanding im-
proved economic conditions in
the labour market in the 1990s.
Indeed, marginalization may
have little correlation with good
employment conditions.
Marginalization studies
have identified children, adoles-
cents, ethnic minorities, persons
with limited education, and
mentally ill persons at high risk
of marginalization; and among
these groups would be people
who have coping capacity and
others without, with regard to
accessing the labour market.
In Guyana, a multi-ethnic
society, who is marginalized?
Are particular ethnic groups

marginalized? Why
marginalization? Is
marginalization linked to the
distribution of wealth? Is
marginalization connected to a
disintegration of bonds that
make society cohesive? Do ma-
jor ethnic groups have represen-
tative participation in the pub-
lic sector? Answers to these
questions on marginalization
would throw up strategies to-
ward resolving any political in-
stability and may facilitate con-
flict resolution.
And in Guyana, there is a
view that protesters intermit-
tently.take to the streets be-
cause they feel marginalized.
The main opposition party, the
People's National Congress Re-
form (PNCR), shares this view.
And there are some who believe
that the current People's Pro-

gressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)
administration should accept
some responsibility for per-
ceived African marginalization.
We should remind ourselves
that the PNC government's poli-
cies, programs, and projects
marginalized both the African
and Indian working-class in its
ruling heydays between 1968
and 1992 another view. Still
a further view is that poverty
and unemployment are syn-
onymous with marginalization,
albeit erroneous.
But poverty by itself is not
sufficient to marginalize any
population group. Many poor

societies demonsu-ate that their
poor are quite well integrated,
but only true when experiences
of inequality are about the same
for all. The major ethnic groups
in Guyana have comparable
socio-economic status; enabling
these groups to have fairly simi-
lar experiences of inequality.
Unemployment and pov-
erty, however, are significant
risk factors that could generate
marginalization; but by them-
selves, are not forms of
marginalization. This is the mis-
taken view that politicians
peddle in Guyana.
Marginalization involves ex-
clusion from participation in
some areas of society; and it is
important to note that
marginalization in one area of
social life does not necessarily
produce marginalization in oth-
ers. German Sociologist Georg
Simmel explains that
marginalization is incomplete
However, this kind of par-
ticipation is involuntary and in-
complete; here, both society and
the individual expect participa-
tion to occur; but both society
and the individual may have dif-
ferent expectations about levels
of participation required.
And so, marginalization
where people are deprived of
full participation in the society

unquestionably is not a charac-
teristic feature in the Guyana
public sector, as I have previ-
ously presented.
Today, Guyana can boast
about a greater ethnic mix in
the Public Service, compa-
rable socio-economic status
between Indians and Afri-
cans, and the evolving struc-
tures of political inclusive-
ness through the participa-
tory Constitution, Dialogue,
Joint Committees, Constitu-
tional Amendments, Consti-
tutional Commissions, Par-
liamentary Select Commit-
tees, regular National Con-
sultations, among others. And
so, the talk of
marginalization in Guyana is
totally absurd.

S pI.I S ~L I a L

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Blood-thinning drugs such as
aspirin may help fight cancer
by denying shelter to wander-
ing tumor cells, U.S. re-
searchers reported on Friday.
Experiments in mice
showed that combining aspirin
with an experimental anti-clot-
ting drug slowed the growth and
spread of breast and melanoma
Blood cells called platelets
shelter and feed tumor cells in

the bloodstream, making it
easier for cancer to spread, or
metastasize, the team at Wash-
ington University in St. Louis
Writing in the Journal of
Cellular Biochemistry, they said
inactivating platelets may help
slow or prevent this spread.
The study could help sup-
port other findings that show

people who take aspirin or simi-
lar drugs that affect a gene and!
protein called COX-2, including
aspirin, ibuprofen and the
COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex, have
a lower risk of some cancers.
There is also some sugges-
tion that taking aspirin or
ibuprofen along with chemo-
therapy may make the chemo
more effective.
"Past research has shown
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Si ,\ (Al-Munazzamah Al-lslamiyah Al-Markaziyah Fi-Guyana)

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG)/lslamic
Development Bank (IDB) Scholarship Programme
Application for the Academic Year 2008/2009

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on behalf of the Islamic
Development Bank (IDB) of Saudi Arabia is inviting applications from Muslim students
who wish to pursue studies at the University ofGuyana (UG) in the following disciplines:

* Agriculture
* Computer Science
* Management
* Accountancy

All courses must be Degree courses, and all Loans are interest free. Students must have been
admitted to the University at the time of application. The deadline for the submission of applications
to the CIOG is March 31,2008.

For more information please contact:
Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana
CIOG Islamic Complex, Woolford Avenue, Thomas Lands, Georgetown
Telephones: 225-6167,225-8654,227-1033 Fax: 227-2475 Email: contact@ciog.org.gy

Tallim Karimullah
CIOG/IDB Scholarship Committee

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An Open Letter to Members of the Legal Profession
From the desk of Apostle Bertril A. Baird

Esteemed Sir/Madam: Greetings!

I salute you as a member of the learned legal profession and thank you for taking time to
read this letter.

As a lawyer you are a-leader in the nation and a respected, responsible and privileged
member of society.

Collectively, the legal profession is the main actor and principal ingredient in the
administration of justice. The rule of law, as originally expounded by Professor AV Dicey
in 1885, is the bedrock of a free society and its exercise, a necessary pre-condition for
good order and social progress.

Ancient Israel's King Solomon, widely reputed for his wisdom, had this to say:

"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily,
thereforethe heart of the sons of men is f~ llset in them todo evil."
Ecclesiastes 8:11, (emphasis added).

In the Torah, where those human actions warranting blessings or incurring curses are
spelled out, it is written:

"Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and
widow. And all the people shall say, Amen." (Deuteronomy 27:19).

Deuteronomy Chapter 28 spells out the blessings (verses 1-14) and the curses (verses

In these times of widespread and escalating criminal Behavior in our nation, every
member of the legal profession must strive to ensure that true justice is dispensed and that
evil works are speedily punished.

Aword to the wise is enough! May you be rewarded with a peaceful 2008 and beyond and
with abundant blessings; I honour you, as you honour your creator and protect your
precious conscience.

Yours sincerely

Veterinary Medicine

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008 9



N e dt ohs I e n i. .I Oi

By Rickey Singh

pected to be released last
evening on important agenda
issues dealt with at the two-
day 19th Inter-Sessional
Meeting of CARICOM Heads
of Government that con-
cluded yesterday in The Ba-
hamas under the chairman-
ship of Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham.
In the almost 35 years of
existence of the now 15-mem-
ber Community, successive an-
nual summits and inter-ses-
sional-meetings of Heads of
Government have spawned a
decision-making syndrome of
'raising hopes for significant ad-
vancement or
conclusive action when
they meet again.
It is a characteristic that
helps to explain why some 16
years after the 13th CARICOM
Summit had endorsed the
conceptionalisation and arrange-
ments for a Single Market and
Economy (CSME), we are still
in the process of settling by this
year end, the 'framework' for
the promised inauguration,
hopefully in 2015, of a seamless
regional economy.
In our 'Community of sov-
ereign states', of which The Ba-
hamas remains just a member on
the periphery-with no interest

in accessing even the single mar-
ket component-and Haiti has
only recently deposited instru-
ments pertaining to its involve-
ment in the CSME, there is that
lingering lack of political will to
act on
recommendations for im-
proved governance that could
expedite implementation of de-

Improved governance
Proposals in favour of a rec-
ommended high-level
CARICOM Commission,
empowered with executive
authority, often send
some political leaders engaging
in speculations to associate such
a move with bringing political
integration 'through the
backdoor'. Consequently, 16
years after such an administra-
tive mechanism was mooted by
The West Indian Commission,
the merry-go-round continues.
.Meanwhile, others throw
up all sorts of excuses for fail-
ure to terminate access to the
Privy Council, a situation that
leaves the Caribbean Court of
Justice (CCJ) as the final appel-
late institution of merely two
CARICOM states--Barbados
and Guyana-since its inaugu-
ration in April 2005, and just
original jurisdiction for the rest
on disputes resulting from inter-
pretation of the revised Treaty

of Chaguaramas.
The double-speak and po-
litical foot-dragging on issues
requiring bold,
principled decisions for action
frustrate citizens and breed
cynicism in other areas.
Like, for instance, freedom
of movement; monetary integra-
tion; and of course, the
worsening problems being en-
countered in intra-regional air
travel while an appropriate and
regular ferry service remains a
project for typical West Indian
ole' talk.
Of much interest, therefore,
would be the extent of
'progress' our Heads of Gov-
ernment recorded in the
communique on the 19th Inter-
Sessional Meeting that con-
cluded yesterday in Nassau.
If, as earlier signalled by a
few Heads of Government, the
meeting succeeds in reaching
consensus for an endorsement
of the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA) initialled last
December with the European
Commission (EC), it would be
encouraging to learn that a simi-
lar mood also prevailed on
other critical agenda issues.
These would pertain to the
rising cost-of-living and crime
and security challenges to free-
dom of movement, as well as
that elusive matter of an im-
proved governance

"Gree .IeaII I g.htasc arma c" ang I" I

ENEVA (Reuters) When
Lamborghini and Hummer
try getting in on the action,
you know greener cars have
come of age.
The makers of $400,000
supercars and flashy sports util-

ity vehicles find themselves try-
ing to keep up with tiny, fuel
efficient new models at this
week's Geneva auto show as
toughening pollution laws put
the focus on small, light and

A Hummer HX Concept is displayed during the first media
day of the 78th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in Geneva
March 4,2008. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Blood thinners like...
(From page eight)
that tumor cells activate platelets and that mice with defective
platelets have significantly fewer metastases." Dr. Katherine
Weilbaecher, who helped lead the study, said in a statement.
"We also know that platelets have several traits that can aid
tumor cells, and we are working to break up that potentially
lethal partnership."
The researchers used ordinary aspirin combined with
an experimental antiplatelet drug called APTIO2. Made by
St. Louis-based APT Therapeutics. the drug Interferes with

Hummer, the rugged U.S.
troops transporter that has be-
come popular with Hollywood
stars, is showing a version of its
HX concept vehicle that can run
on ethanol, which emits less
greenhouse gasses than gasoline.
Lamborghini's new version
of the Gallardo, its "cheaper"
model at $222,000, is also de-
signed to emit less C02, the
main greenhouse gas blamed for
climate change.
But trimming 20 kilograms
off a 325 km/h (202 mph)
supercar is well short of the
radical steps being taken by in-
dustry heavyweights such as
Toyota as a battle of superminis
heats up.
Toyota calls its new iQ the
world's smallest four-passenger
car at less than 3 meters long
and expects to begin sales by
the end of this year.
"I dream of a car that im-
proves the air while it rides, that
makes its occupants healthier
and that can go around the
world on a single tank," Toyota
Chief Executive Katsuaki
Watanabe told reporters at the
The Japanese have been
crafting tiny cars for decades
but with consumers in Eu-
rope now buying such models
in increasing numbers, the
stage is set for a major up-
turn in exports from Japan's
top brands, mostly from their
low-cost factories in China
and India.

mechanism such as a
CARICOM Commission previ-
ously alluded to.

Lowering expectations
Expectations should,
however, be kept low for new
initiatives of significance on ei-
ther the crime and violence epi-
demic plaguing Community
states; or collective action to
deal with the escalating cost of
living. Beyond that is some pro-
posed adjustments to
CARICOM's Common Exter-
nal Tariff (CET) on consumer
imports that we neither produce
nor have close substitutes.
When they met for a 12th
'special meeting' last December
in Guyana, the Community lead-
ers had,
appropriately, discussed the ris-
ing cost-of-living in the context

of poverty reduction and re-
gional food security.
It would bt ircnircstirg.
therefore, to learn of the spe-
cific, time-lined initiatives to be
cullecti\el) pirNuedi in these
critical! areas ahead of the
coming 29t.h Annual
CARICOM Summit. scheduled
for July in Antigua
Of necessity, the initiatives
are expected to be linked to
CARICOM's "agricultural di-
versification and food security"
plan about which the region's
people should be better
sensitised on why we need to
break the dependency syn-
drome of importing so much of
what we consume though ca-
pable of producing for our-
selves and other markets.
In relation to crime and se-
curity, now a standard agenda
item, of particular interest
would be what new decisions
they have made on joint ap-
proaches to curtail the alarming
levels of crime and violence.
Perhaps time could be
taken to at least offer an appro-
priate response to the verbal
blasts this region continues to
suffer in recurring claims by the
US International Narcotics
Control Agency about the
Caribbean's "failure" to deal
with narco-trafficking. After all,
the USA, with its vast re-
sources, seems incapable of ef-
fectively safeguarding its own
borders from the criminal net-



works exploiting the world's
biggest market for illegal
As conflicts continue over
implementation of
arrangements for freedom of
movement of CARICOM citi-
zens, some governments are
complaining, not just about the
hassle and hostility often expe-
rienced by their nationals at
ports of entry. They are also
pointing to claimed unilateral
variations of rules pertaining to
implementation of the eight
identified categories of
CARICOM nationals eligible for
skills certificates that
facilitate free intra-regional
movement to work and live
in any of the participating
states of the Community.
After Nassau, the focus
will be on their coming 29th
summit in Antigua. The com-
munique from Nassau should
tell us how much, or how
little progress has been made
since the 28th summit in
Barbados last July.

Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority. Ministry of Agriculture invites
technical and financial proposals from suitably qualified and experienced
consultants to provide supervision services for the following civil works:

a.) Drainage and Irrigation Earthworks in Crabwood Creek, Region 6 and
Golden Grove/Victoria. Region 4, Vreed-en-Hoop/La Jalousie,
Vergenoegen/Bonisika and Den Amstel/Fellowship, Region 3

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlisscngcn Road.
Georgetown upon payment of a non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars
($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for one set
of tender document for the above civil work.

3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of
the tenderer and marked on the top left-hand corner
"Tender for __"

Tenders shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00 h on
Tuesday, 18" March, 2008.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives
who choose to attend at 09:00 h on 18"' March, 2008 in the Boardroom of the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at
the above address.

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

6. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest tender.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

3/8/2008. 11:57 PM

1u SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008

War in South America?

Something strange happens
'to the-roads in eastern Co-
lombia. As you near the Ven-
ezuelan border, you suddenly

come across long, dead-
straight stretches that are
about eight lanes wide. They
are, of course, emergency air-

a Frontlands, Plantation Kuru Kururu,
Soesdyke Linden Highway,
East Bank Demerara. (Building Only).

@Lot 39 Caribissee Housing Scheme, Bartica

* Lot a41, Block 'AA', Plantation
Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo

strips for the Colombian air
force to use in the event of a
war with Venezuela, and
they date back to a period

long before the current crisis
between the two countries.
But, they are still there, and
the topic is on the table

r.-., . ", ,'. .-. '. -:
* Lot 9 Potaro Road, Bartica, Essequibo River.

* Lot 25 Parika, East Bank Essequibo

a Firstly: Lots 43 and 58 parts of
Plantation Johanna Cecelia Essequibo

Secondly: Lot 44 aka Lot 1 west of and
adjacent to the Public Road in Sections B
& C part of Plantation Johanna Cecilia
Essequibo Coast.

* Parcel 102, Block '' Zeelugt,
East Bank Essequibo.

Interested persons, are asked to submit sealed, written bids marked
to the undermentioned address no later than Friday March 14, 2008:

The Receiver
C/O P.O Box 10631
Hand delivery of bids is strongly recommended, as late submissions will not be entertained.
These properties are being sold on an 'as is' basis, and the receiver reserves the right to reject
the highest or any bid without assigning reason thereof.


It's hard to know how se-
riously to take Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez's
threats of war with Colombia,
because he often talks like that.
Speaking on his weekly tele-
vision show, Chavez denounced
last weekend's Colombian mili-
tary incursion into Ecuador.
"This could be the start of a war
in South America," he warned,
addressing Colombian president
Alvaro Uribe. "If it occurs to
you to do this in Venezuela,
President Uribe, I'll send some
Sukhois (Russian warplanes re-,
cently bought by Venezuela)."
Then, intoxicated by his'
own rhetoric, Chavez upped the
ante: "Mr. Defence Minister,.
move 10 battalions to the bor-'
der with Colombia for me, im-
mediately tank battalions;
Deploy the air force. We don't
want war, but we aren't going
to permit the Empire (his term
for the United States)... to di-
vide and weaken us." All very
exciting stuff, but can he be se-
rious? There hasn't been a war
between South American coun-
tries in over 80 years.
The trigger for this crisis
was a Colombian raid early Sat-
urday that killed Raul Reyes,
the second-in-command of the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia (FARC), and 16 of
his companions. It was an im-
portant success in Alvaro
Uribe's long war against the
Marxist guerilla army, but there
was one little problem: It all
happened on the far side of
Colombia's border with Ecuador.
Colombia initially
apologised, explaining that its
troops had come under fire from
the FARC band, but it later be-
came clear that Reyes and his
men had been betrayed by a spy
and killed in their sleep. The
border violation was deliberate
and premeditated. Two friendly
governments might still have
smoothed the matter over af-
ter all, if Ecuador was policing
its border properly, there should
not have been any FARC
troops on its territory. And be-
sides, no Ecuadorians were hurt
in the operation. But these are
not friendly governments.
Ecuador's President Rafael
Correa, like Venezuela's Chavez,


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is one of the 'new left' leaders
of South America, whereas
Alvaro Uribe is a conservative
leader with close US ties. Both
Correa, whose country borders
Colombia on the south, and
Chavez, whose country borders
it on the east, essentially see
FARC as a legitimate contender
for power in Colombia.
Chavez even eulogised Raul
Reyes as a "good revolutionary"
and condemned his "cowardly
murder" by the Colombian army.
Uribe (whose father was
killed by FARC in a bungled
kidnap attempt) has gradually
been winning his war against the
guerilla organisation: Numbers
of commanders have been killed
or captured, and there is now a
steady flow of defectors. Noth-
ing could be better for Colom-
bia than an end to this crippling
five-decade insurgency whose
leaders still spout the antique
Marxist rhetoric of the 1960s.
But both Chavez and Correa see
FARC as a friendly force.
The Colombians have long
suspected that Chavez allows
FARC units to rest and re-train
on Venezuelan soil. Correa has
only been in power for little
over a year, but the Colombian
army claims to have found a let-
ter from Reyes to theFARC
high command in the dead man's
hard drive, in which he recounts
his discussions with the Ecua-
dorian security minister about
establishing a permanent link
with Correa's government.
So, the Colombian govern-
ment suspects both its
neighbours of aiding and abetting
FARC, and it may well be right.
Venezuela and Ecuador fear that
the recent Colombian incursion
into the latter's territory to kill
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008 11

Engaging With the Rural Poor

S *I

I have a very good friend who they are crying." I definitely
likes to say that "you must agree with her, and I do share
eat with the poor, sleep with the view that understanding
the poor, play with the poor, the way the poor really see
sing with the poor, dance with the issues is dependent upon
the poor and laugh with the the rapport we are able to es-
poor, so that when the poor tablish with them, and the ex-
cries, you understand why tent to which they really re-

War in South ...
(From page 10)
FARC fighters may be only the first of many, and they also worry
that the United States is encouraging such attacks as a way to
destabilise these two leftist governments. They, too, may be right.
Given these concerns and calculations, the apparent over-re-
action of Chavez and Correa Ecuador has also dispatched
troops to the Colombian border, and both countries have expelled
their Colombian ambassadors may be quite rational. They may
be trying to overstretch the Colombian army and give it a two-
front problem, in order to protect their FARC friends and deter
any further cross-border operations by the Colombians.
But they'd never actually go to war, would they? It still
seems very unlikely, in particular because the far more experi-
enced Colombian army would dismantle any forces the Ecuador-
ians sent against it in a matter of days. Venezuela and Colombia
are more evenly matched, and for that very reason it would not
be in either government's interest to have a war: Neither side
would win.
So, that's settled, then. Except that I keep remembering
those emergency airstrips on the roads. Even long before
Uribe and Chavez came to power, somebody thought that a
war between Colombia and Venezuela was likely enough
that they spent all that money on preparing for it.
Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist
whose articles are published in 45 countries.

veal their views to us.
On my trips to rural
Guyana, I make it a point to
spend a lot of time with the
folks around the communities.
It is a good opportunity to in-
dulge in some good 'Creole
gaff', and to talk about issues
on a different level with some
of those very intelligent people
who usually do not speak up
at public discussions. It was at
one such gaff with a few folks
.that I received key insights into
how some poor people view
participatory processes.
Whether we agree with them or
not is not the point: What is
important is how they actually
see the process, and how devel-
opment practitioners should
use these insights to engage the
poor in initiatives designed to
help them.
They started out by telling
me that nobody listens to them
when any project is planned,
and that "project people" only
come to keep meetings with
them but nobody actually lis-
tens. From the discussion, I
realized that they were speak-
ing about supposedly partici-
patory sessions in which they
had participated. I pointed out
that these were sessions that are
intended to be informal; that
each participant is given an
equal opportunity to influence
the outcome of the session; and
that it is a very good method

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Information and Communication Technology Manager

The ICT Manager is responsible for refining and charting the ICT vision of the
Company, communicating and collaborating with the Central Management
Teani, Directors and Heads of Departments on ICT needs and initiatives,
managing existing and new ICT reform projects, and leading a team of ICT
professionals in the operational functions of the ICT Department to ensure the
upkeep and high availability of the Company's.ICT infrastructure and business
critical systems.

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-Experience in involvement with the ICT profession inclusive of
experience in the setup, operation, maintenance and support of
Information Systems, Communication (telephony, LAN, WAN)
Systems, and Technical Support would be an asset.

Interested persons are invited to send applications, along with curriculum vitae,
to reach the Head of Human Resources Management and Development at the
Company's Head Office 10 Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown on or before
March 14,2008.

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to secure their full participation
and sincere input. Therein
started my lesson in 'Participa-
tory Processes 101' from the
experts themselves poor

people who experience and un-
derstand the marginalisation at
some of these participatory
processes, and who seldom
openly voice their disappoint-

As a start, they were not
impressed at my point about

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

Four subjects at CXC General Proficiency or its equivalent or any other
qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Four subjects at CXC General Proficiency or its equivalent including
English Language plus formal qualifications in the following Computer
applications: Word Processing, Spread Sheet, Data Base. Suitable
candidates to be tested to determine proficiency levels in relevant
computer applications.

Four subjects at CXC General Proficiency or its equivalent including
English Language plus formal qualification in Computer applications
plus one year's relevant experience OR Administrative and
Professional Secretaries Diploma.

Certificate of Professional Nursing and Midwifery as well as current
registration with the General Nursing Council of Guyana. Training
and/or experience in Public Health Nursing would be a distinct

Seven (7) to ten (10) years relevant experience or a formal course of
training obtainable from the Guyana Industrial Training Centre or
Government Technical Institute plus four to six years relevant
experience plus the ability to build according to specification as well as
knowledge and skill in the use of carpentry and wood working tools are

Detailed list of duties can be obtained from the Personnel Division.

Bookbinder Trainee UBI: $28,c
Clerk/Typist I UB3: $33,8
Secretary I/Carpenter Joiner 1I
University Nurse/CarpenterJoiner II!

55 -$38,878
851 -$45,924
UB4: $36,547-$49,996
UB5: S40,398-$55.008.

Placement would be dependent on level of qualification and relevant

Currently include a monthly transportation allowance, provision of
uniforms/protective clothing, where applicable, non-cntributory
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Applications with Curriculum Vitae (3 copies) stating full name. date of birth,
marital status, qualifications. (with dates and overall grades obtained), work
experience (with dates). full names and addresses of three referees (one of
whom mtst be your present or last employer where applicable) must
reach the Personnel Division, University of Guyana, P.O. Box 101110,
Georgetown. E-mail tIjl.,di tcl-.ncilv.net, Fax No. 592-222-4181, not later
than March 28. 2008, (Tel. Nos. 592-222-5271/4181), Websitc:


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informality and expressed dis-
gust that meetings at which
they are expected to fully par-

ticipate are attended by well-
spoken, high-ranking officials,
influential outsiders, and even
foreigners, and that these meet-
ings take place at public build-

ings in very structured for-
mats. The presence of these
participants and the manner in
which the discussions are car-
ried out is not suitable for their

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SA good command of the English language
Basic computer skills
Must be able to work evening shift
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IT Support Technicians:
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level. They were adamant that
within this context, the ses-
sions are highly formal even if
the desire for informality is
there, and that these contexts
are not suitable for them to
meaningfully participate.
More importantly, in the pres-
ence of high-ranking officials
and influential outsiders, they
feel as if they are placed in a
setting of inequality that
makes them passive rather
than active participants. As far
as these folks are concerned, it
is only their presence at these
meetings that is important to
the facilitators.
The next thing they wanted
to know was if I was ever con-
vinced that the voice of the
poor, and poor women in par-
ticular, is ever heard. I imme-
diately saw their point but
waited for them to really an-
swer the question themselves.

The answer was not just that
they are never heard; it-was
about how the power dynam-
ics at the community level ef-
fectively meant that these ses-
sions rarely allowed their
voices to emerge. As far as
these people were concerned,
only the powerful in the com-
munity influence the outcome
of these participatory sessions,
and what emerges as a consen-
sus on community priorities is
usually an expression of the
private interests of a few. They
boldly added that the facilita-
tors of participatory processes
act in concert with the domi-
nant community members, and
together they use the
marginalised poor to legitimise
projects that only benefit a
Another reason for much
cynicism about participatory
sessions is that these folks be-

lieve that the sessions take
place within the context of
funded programmes where the
objectives, budgets and modus
operandi are already deter-
mined. Consultations, they be-
lieve, are meaningless exercises
for project staff to tick a box
and move on to the next activ-
ity. They believe that these ses-
sions are often designed to get
participants to agree with and
rubber stamp approved project
designs, rather than to mean-
ingfully participate in the de-
sign phase.
It was a real lively and in-
sightful discussion, and these
folks can really turn up the
heat. In the end, I was really
happy that they let me into
their view of the world. They
were happy to get an oppor-
tunity to vent, and they did
it in a very respectful manner.
The thing is, not many
people pause to engage with
them, and so we are not cash-
ing in on the wisdom of the
Next week, I will take an-
other journey with the poor.

Unserved Areas Electrmlcation programme
Lan No. 1103 SF/GY
Procurement of Computer hardware for Customer Information system
1. The Go. ernment of the Co-operative republic of Guyana has received financing from the
Inter-Amencan Development bank (IDB) Ifr the Unserved Areas Electrification
Programme (UAEP). It is intended that part of this financing be applied to payments under
the l.\EP'- Grid Connections for the Procurement of Computer Hardware for the
Customer Informationl S stim (C'S).

2; The Gu',.ina Po.\er and Lieht (GPL) Inc. serves as the implementation agency for the
proJect and Ino\ Inr. itcs scaled Bids from eligible suppliers for the Procurement of:
Computer Hardware.

3. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competiti e Bidding (ICB I
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and is open to all suppliers from
member countries of the IADB.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain funher information and specification from:
Richard Raghoo
Procurement Officer
Project Implementation Unit
232 Middle Street, Georgetown
Tel:592 225 7398;Fax: 592 225 5638
Email: richard.raghoolgpline.com

5. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of US$1,800.00

6. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be downloaded by interested Biddei
from www.gplinc.com. Bidders are advised to forward a registration email to:
richard.raghoo@gplinc.com or to fax information regarding your company on 592 225 5638
to facilitate the forwarding of additional information on queries during the tendering

7. Bid must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to: The Chairman, National
Procurement & Tender Administration board, Ministry of Finance Main & Urquhart
Street, Georgetown Guyana, South America and deposited in the Tender Box before
09.00 hours on April 15th 2008, and marked on the right hand corner of the envelope
"Bid for the Procurement of Computer Hardware for the CustomerInformation
System UAEP Department," including the words do not open 09:00 Hours on
April 15th, 2008.

8. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in th presence of the supplier
representative who choose to attend in person at 09.00 hours on the closing date. All Bids
from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates.
GPL reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the
procurement process.


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* Authur R. A. Scace, Q.C. (Chairman)
* Rick Waugh
* The Honourable Michael J. L. Kirby
* Alexis E. Vovzar de la Torre

* Elizabeth Parr-Johnston, Ph.D.
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JA 3 0' REOR

To the Directors of The Bank of Nova Scotia.
We have audited the accompanying financial statements of The Bank of Nova Scotia Guyana Branch; which comprise the balance sheet as at October 31,2007 and the statement of net income
changes in equity and cash flows forthe yearthen ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes.
Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. This responsibility includes:
designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to
fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.
Auditors' Responsibility
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards
require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditors' judgement,
including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditors consider internal control
relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of
expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of
accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Branch as of
October 31, 2007 and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards and comply with the requirements of the Financial Institutions Act 1995 and
CompaniesAct 1991.

Chartered Accountants
Georgetown, Guyana
February 27, 2008

Balance Sheet
As at October 31, 2007
With comparative figures for 2006
(Expressed in Guyana dollars)



Cash and short term funds
Cash and cash equivalents 5,543,328 4,335,272
Statutory deposit with Bank of Guyana 3,573.997 3.047.745
9,117,325 7,383,017
Investments 4,579,806 5,610,228
Loan and advances 18,777,149 14,393,267
Assets classified as held for sale 34,338 35,838
Property, plant and equipment 599,919 620,528
Other assets 96.517 66.907
Total Assets 33.205,054 28.109.785
Demand 7,032,328 5,731,560
Savings 20,430,847 18,033,250
Term 2.058.776 1.377.337
29,521,951 25,142,147
Other liabilities 1.038.254 764.220
Assigned capital and reserves
Assigned and other capital 1,053,027 1,053,027
Statutory reserves 251.400 251.400
1.304.427 1,304.427
Head office account 1.304.422 898.991
Total Liabilities, Assigned Capital, Reserves
and Head Office Account 33.205.054 28.109,785

Statement of Net Income
For the year ended October 31, 2007
With comparative figures for 2006
(Expressed in Guyana dollars)


Interest income
Loans and advances 2,162,184 1,622,348
Investments 335,695 337,800
Others 139.073 117,911

2.636.952 2.078.059
Interest expense
Savings deposits 466,827 416,337
Term deposits 40,248 33,209
Others 1.416 3,403

508.491 452.949
Net interest income 2,128,461 1,625,110
Provision for loan losses net of recoveries (117,102) (167.913)
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 2,011,359 1,457,197
Exchange gains, commissions and others 1.025.820 800,684
Net interest and other income 3.037.179 2.257.881
Non interest expense
Salaries and other staff costs 576,608 530,780
Premises and equipment 217,763 209,055
Administration 356,619 214,825
Others 201,127 195,627

1.352.117 1.150.287


Net income before taxation

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axa on (872,174) (579,886)
Net income for the year 812,888 527,708

Amanda St Aubyn Country Manager

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The View from Outside II

Engaging the Diaspora

By Keith Burrowes

In the previous installment of
this column, which dealt
largely with how unwar-
ranted negative perceptions
about our state of develop-
ment are formed, I wrapped
up by promising to write this
week on how the Diaspora
could be engaged in develop-
ing Guyana in a more strate-
gic manner than it does at
First, I would like to state
that the idea of engaging a
country's Diaspora is not a new
one. Indeed, from my little more
than casual research on the is-
sue, the nexus between Diaspora
and development is one that is
garnering increasing attention
across the world. Serbia, for ex-
ample, actually has a Ministry
of the Diaspora.
The most obviously identi-

fiable area is, of course, that of
money; resources from the
Diaspora pouring into the local
economy. The importance of
remittances to the financial well-
being of many Guyanese cannot
be overstated. Remittances sent
to Guyana through formal chan-
nels, according to World Bank
statistics, amounted to around
US $200 million ($40 billion
Guyana dollars) in 2006, a
roughly seven-fold increase
from the 2000 figure of US $27
million. This figure represents
the money documented through
bank transfers and remittance
services but doesn't of course
cover cash physically brought
into the country. It is hard to
say exactly what all this money
is being used for, but the as-
sumption that it is not being
used for strategic investment
may be a safe one.
A 2007 paper, 'The Devel-

opment Impact Of Remittances
On Caribbean Economies: The
Case Of Guyana', written by
senior economist at the Bank of
Guyana, Ms. Debra Roberts,
cites an unidentified survey
which shows food and clothing
as accounting for almost half of
remittance spending; education
and real estate represent
roughly one third; and the re-
mainder, a collective 22 percent,
being dedicated to business in-
vestment (8) and savings (14).
"It is necessary," writes
Ms. Roberts, "for the country
to have a Remittances and
Diaspora Unit in Guyana, as is
done in many Latin American
and some Caribbean countries.
This unit should be responsible
for engaging the Diaspora in
discussions and viable develop-
ment reform strategy, along with
monitoring trends in migration
and remigrants activities."

Whatever the method, it is
clear that we need a way to
transform the mode of remit-
tances from the Diaspora from
one of subsistence to one of a
conscious, strategic investment.
The second area in which
the Diaspora could be engaged
is the area of skills. With
Guyana in receipt of generous
amounts of donor funding in
several areas of development -
health, security, and public in-
frastructure for example a fair
portion of these sums are either
repatriated to the donor coun-
tries themselves or spent on ex-
patriates who provide skills
which do not currently exist in
It is an undeniable fact that
the bulk of Guyana's university
graduates migrate to countries
where they can receive employ-
ment and remuneration com-
mensurate with their qualifica-

tions. It may also be true that
the level of specialisation re-
quired for many donor-funded
projects do not currently exist
within the local pool of
skills. But if you consider the
fact that a tremendous amount
of Guyanese talent exists out-
side of Guyana, in virtually ev-
ery area imaginable, then there
is no reason why there cannot
be a greater engagement of that
talent to address our local devel-
opmental needs. The question
may be asked about the intrin-
sic value of this sort of nation-
alistic affirmative action in this
area. Does, for example, a
Guyanese consultant perform
better than their counterparts
from another country simply by
virtue of being
Guyanese? While there may be
a way to compare per se, for me
the probability and we can as-
sume that probability still has

some place in policy formulation
- that factors like an inherent
sympathy, a good understand-
ing of country context, family
ties and plain patriotism will
highly likely influence not only
job commitment and perfor-
mance but also the possibility
of a continuous engagement over
the long term.
What we do not have on
hand is a readily available data

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Cooperative Republic of Guyana

1. The Ministry of Education invites sealed bids from eligible pre-qualified
bidders for the execution of the following Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Rehabilitation Work
Finish to Ground Floor
Rehabilitation Work

Ne' C'ampbell ille Secondar.'
St. Agnes Prunanr
-St. Tbomas Moore Primar
-St. George's High School
-St. Margarel's Primary
-Linden Technical I ns ute
-South Road Nursery
Enterprise Primary
- Adult Education Association
- East Ruimveldt Secondars

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act, 2003 and regulations, 004.
Bidding is open to only pre-qualified contractors.

3. Interested eligible pre-qualified bidders may obtain further information from Mr.
T. Persaud, Ministry of Education. 21 Brickdam. An inspection of the Bidding
Documents can be conducted at the above address between 8:30 h to 16:00 h on
week days.

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

5. The Tender document may be purchased from the Ministry of Education, 21
Brickdam for a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000) each. The
method ofpayment accepted will be cash.

6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the
Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top, left hand corner "Tender for
(name of project) MOE. Tenderers who are applying for more than one
project must place each bid in a separate envelope. No electronic bidding viffbe
permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

7. All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 09:00h on
Tuesday, March 25, 2007. All bids will be opened in the presence of those
contractors or their representatives who choose to attend.

8. The address referred to above is:
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urqhart Streets

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

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education



Associated Industries Limited (AINLIM) invites suitably qualified individuals
for the above mentioned position.

The successful applicant will be required to:

Manage the Workshop operations for the repairs and maintenance of
Vehicles, Agricultural and Heavy Duty Equipment.

Must have organizational skills and leadership qualities with an ability to
motivate others.

Must have good communication and inter-personal skills.


A Degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering and three (3) years
experience in a similar capacity.
A Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering with five (5) years
experience in a similar capacity.


An attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience is
being offered inclusive of Incentives, Pension, Medical and
Non-contributory Group Life Insurance Plans.

Interested persons possessing the relevant qualifications and experience should
send their applications and curriculum vitae to the:
Group Human Resources Officer
Neal and Massy Guyana Limited
P.O. Box 10200
Georgetown, Guyana

or via email

to reach no later than March 16th 2008.


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SUNDAY CHRONILMaroch .., 29Q08 15

Controversial GMU continues

to refute fraud claims

versity (GMU), the offshore
tertiary institution embroiled
in a controversy with its over-
seas students, Friday contin-
ued to refute claims of fraud.
The claimants comprise a
group of Nigerians enrolled as
personal support workers
(PSWs) and a few Doctor of
Medicine (MD) students.
GMU Chief Executive Of-
ficer (CEO), Dr. Reza
Chowdbury, speaking at a press
briefing in the Fourth Street,
Campbellville, Georgetown
campus, said it is-committed to
providing the highest standards
of education and student welfare
in all aspects of its operations.
With him were GMU Presi-
dent, Dr. Joshua Thambiraj;
Vice-President, Finance, Mr.
Dennis Ramnarace; Director of
Operations, Dr. Jerry Meehan;
Associate Dean, Dr. Dale
Srinvas; Dean, Dr. Ruben

Tavarez and a group of MD
Chowdbury maintained that
the establishment, to offer qual-
ity health care workers and in-
crease the number of medical
personnel in Guyana, desires
Guyanese students to avail
themselves of the low cost edu-
cation opportunity.
Before the media event, 10
Nigerians protested in front of
the premises, with placards
claiming that the school also
owes them money.
But Chowdbury said those
and others who were most vo-
cal in the press are the same
ones who have not paid their
fees but were allowed to remain
far longer than they would have
been allowed elsewhere.
"It is only after they failed
some courses they decided to
tarnish GMU and its legitimate
fee paying students, by making
false accusations. They con-

tinue to owe GMU thousands
of dollars," he insisted.
Ramnarace named a stu-
dent who was enrolled through
an agent in India and said, the
bank draft tendered by the lat-
ter has since been cancelled af-
ter he, eventually, arrived here
via Barbados and Germany.
"We have not received one

THE Ministry of Health said
yesterday that women have
specific health needs that
cannot be adequately ad-
dressed without unique pro-
visions in the health care
system and that it is for this
reason that it will be estab-
lishing a Women's Health
Unit later this year.
"... it is quite clear that
when we look at health, we
have to look at the health of
the woman in a special way
and so the Ministry of Health
has decided that we should es-
tablish a Women's Health Unit
at the Ministry so that prob-
lems peculiar to women can be
addressed in a focused way,"
Health Minister Dr Leslie
Ramsammy said yesterday as
he reflected on the effects of ill
health on women during obser-
vances here to mark 'Interna-
tional Women's Day 2008',
which was is being commemo-
rated the world over under the
theme, 'Investing in women
and Girls'.
The Minister said that
someone has already been iden-
tified to spearhead the
programme and that his minis-
try is in the process of formu-
lating plans and seeking bud-
getary allocations to support
Celebrated annually on
March 8, International
Women's Day (IWD) is the
global day connecting 11

cent from him," Ramnarace said.
He said the student was on the
PSW, anurse aide programme which
has been stopped after it was
found to be attracting bogus stu-
dents using the GMU name to get
out of their countries of residence.
"They had no intention of
studying and never paid any of
their fees," Ramnarace explained,

women around the world and in-
spiring them to achieve their full
potential. The first International
Women's Day was launched on
8 March, 1911 in Copenhagen
by Clara Zetkin, Leader of the
'Women's Office' for the Social
Democratic Party in Germany.
Noting that there is a huge
disparity in terms of providing
adequate health care that is gen-
der specific to women, Minister
Ramsammy said that "between
600,000 800,000 women die
every year giving birth, and [that]
for every one woman that dies of
child birth, between three to five
and in some countries as many
as 10 are maimed for life."
He said too that while the

stating that GMU now only of-
fers the MD course.
He said the complaining
foreigners were given the option
of returning to their home coun-
tries and having their tuition
charges refunded, if they were
dissatisfied with the conditions
here but none has taken up the
Ramnarace said the Indian
High Commission is aware of
the situation with its nationals
and the allegation that GMU is

Human Papilloma Virus is sexu-
ally transmitted from men to
women, it is the women who
bear the effects of this virus, one
of which is cervical cancer. "So,
while a woman can get infected
by a man who carries the virus,
it is the woman who then bears
the burden of that transmission
and almost a million women die
every year because of this. So
if you look at the vulnerability
of women, you see it expressed
in' many ways; and one is
health," the minister said.
Another pressing issue re-
lating to women which can also
ruin their health, he said, is un
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staffed by unqualified personnel
is "grossly. unfounded."';
He said, from 2005 when
GMU began operations, it has
always had qualified tutors,
many of whom are University
of Guyana (UG) Medical
School instructors.
Ramnarace admitted,
though, there was one instance
in which a teacher quit abruptly,
after the school discovered his
credentials were fake.
The GMU Vice-President
disclosed that its administrators
will meet with Health Minister,
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy to ad-
dress stated accusations, as they
want to build a safe and secure
environment for students.
Meanwhile, Chowdbury, re-
acting to concerns about the
students' qualifications and fa-
cilities available for practical
work, said all its entrants are
scrutinised to verify the re-
quired certification for enroll-
ment and the hands-on work is
done at Georgetown Public
Hospital (GPH).
Previously, some Nigerian
PSWs who graduated in Decem-
ber 2007, together with MD
students, alleged that GMU had
promised them huge loans for
studies, books, accommodation,
food and more expenses, as well
as jobs in North America.
Chowdbury categorically
denied that and said, once the
students entered Guyana, their
own sponsors in North America
abandoned their financial obliga-
tions and GMU cannot guaran-
tee them employment. ,
"These students have
produced no written evidence
that such promises were
made by the previous man-
agement," the CEO said.

Uplifting your Telephone Direch
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Engaging the ...
(From page 14)
base of skilled persons in the Diaspora who can be called upon
to give their services to their country. I belhee that the tech-
nology is available now that such a database can be developed,
probably even within the operational framework of Ms. Rob-
erts' recommended Remittances and Diaspora Unit.
The final area in which the Diaspora can be helpful is that
of the strategic influencing of policy in resident countries --not
alone, but within the context of the larger Caribbean Commu-
nity. The necessity for, and potential of, a serious policy lobby
in Washington, and even Brussels, has been a perennial cry of
regional policy analysts like David Jessop and Sir Ronald
Saunders, himself a Guyanese. Outside of the normal diplo-
matic channels. Guyana can spearhead as it has done many
other initiatives within the context of CARICOM a broad-
based CARICOM Diaspora Initiative which would seek out
(possibly with the use of the skills database'proposed earlier
in this column), consolidate, and reengage with the Diaspora to
address strategic interests in areas ranging from security to in-
Finally, with an issue of this nature, there is only so
much a weekly column can address. That said, I hope I've
stimulated enough thought to warrant further discussion.
Perhaps, a few months down the road we can see the es-
tablishment of a think tank dedicated to the engagement
of the Guyanese Diaspora in as comprehensive a manner
as possible, from mechanisms to ease their [re-]entry into
local society to the establishment of overseas lobbying
'groups. Whatever the outcome, for me, this is an issue
which time has definitely come.

The Ministry of Health through the National AIDS
Programme Secretariat, in collaboration with the Clinton
Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative and the Medical Council of
Guyana, presents "Clinical Case Presentations on
Complications in the Neonate/Focus on HIV Care and
Treatment" on Sunday, March 16, 8 am 3 pm, at the Regency
Hotel, Georgetown;
5 CME credits are being sought.
Speakers include:
Dr. Hardat Persaud Respiratory Distress in the Neonates,
Syndromic Approach
Dr. Thomas Minior Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Natural
History of HIV Infection in Children (and in
Dr. Mallika Mootoo Clinical Assessment, WHO staging, and case
presentations for ART Initiation
Dr. Clive Bowman Case Presentations and Expert Panel Review
And special guest speaker,
Dr. Sanjiv Lewin, Professor, Institute of Human Virology,
consultant and expert on HIV and paediatrics Understanding
Resistance and Recognizing Treatment Failure Early

W romen'shealIth

unit1 iini the I


Planned improvements for the education sector

This year, the government will
be placing greater focus on en-
hancing the education sector,

with special emphasis on de-
livery, the creation of a more
conducive learning environ-
ment for students, and teacher
Of the $19 billion allocated
to the education sector under
the 2008 budget, $728 million
has been earmarked for teacher
training alone, while another
more than $2 billion has been set

aside for construction, rehabili-
tation and the maintenance of
schools and buildings country-
wide. Focus will continue on lit-
eracy, hence an additional


$115M will be spent in this re-
The Sunday Chronicle was
out and about on Friday, solic-
iting the views of the public on
these planned interventions for
the education sector. The fol-
lowing is what they had to say
on the issue.

Colincia Younge Student
I think it is very encouraging for
us. We will get more textbooks;
teachers will get more training;

they will pay more attention to us.
I think it will be very good for us,
and we will learn more.
Ossie O Nedd
I think it is a very good move be-
.cause the teachers seem to be mi-
grating a lot. It will help to stem
that or mitigate that to some sig-
nificant degree, because it will
serve as an incentive now for

teachers to stay because bet-
ter infrastructure for students
and teachers means teachers
will be more comfortable in
their teaching/learning environ-

proper facilities so that educa-
tion can be enhanced.

Wilbur Levans
First of all, I must say it is a good


CPCE Teacher
I think it is a very good thing
that the government can put so
much money into education,
especially to enhance the qual-
ity of delivery. This money
can provide more textbooks
and things like that, and have

step because like the old saying
goes, children are the future gen-
eration. And, it's best that we
spend the necessary funds on
them so that they can grow up
to be men and women with in-
Colette Edward Student
I think the benefit is that we will

get more textbooks, and teachers
will get more money. We might
even get more schools too.

Shondell Glasgow
$19B being spent in the educa-
tion sector! That is a plus! We
will be able to do infrastructural
work, also training for teachers...
If the teachers are trained more,
not only at college, this will as-
sist in keeping them abreast with
improvements in the education
sector and it will keep us on par
with other countries.

ps L. Celebra ti _g oar. .,

B* MARCH 1988-2008



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Single & Double Wires Cabi
Triplex & Duplex Lines Wire -_
Armoured Cables- all sizes
Spade Clips, Tower Clips &
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Halogen Lamps
Fairy Liqhts .. :

Drill Kit- Rechargeable & Cordless
Ludger Automatic Battery Charger
T.P.CB'S MEM 30- 800 Amps.
Transfer Switches 30- 800 Amps.
CarWaxer & Polisher
Industrial Motor Starters
Circuit Breakers- all size
Switches & Switch Fuse
Battery Load Tester
Coleman Inverter
Starting Capacitors
Surge Protectors
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PVC Conduit Fittings, PVC Trunking
Load Centres
Transformers .
Switch Gears
AC/DC Adaptors
Electric Door Locks
Wireless Door Chime
Rotating Antennas
Down Lighters- all sizes _
Fans- all types & sizes
Portable P.A System
Duracell Batteries
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Domestic Tools, Stove Elements
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),2008 I1

THEY have been dancing for
more than 10 years, each per-
fecting their own style, while
yet still nurturing a desire to
combine their individual skills.
I They are not shy to admit
that they resemble the principal
Apsara dancer the legendary

- Dances that will leave

you mesmerised

Cambodian princess who de-
lighted the royal courts.
"Just look at us," Kiran
Mattai charges, and her cohorts
erupt in shy laughter. Indeed,
they are gorgeous.

Add their magnetic personal-
ity and their expansive imagina-
tion and what you have is a group
of young ladies full of passion
that sees them into their very
own dream production Apsara.
While rooted in Indian dance
forms, "Apsara" is refreshingly,
as they put it, "liberal".
The group consists of Kiran,

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(From centre)

her sister Indira, sisters Padmini
and Lucria Rambalak, Marcia
Akeung and the proclaimed "or-
ganizer" Chandini Ramnarain.


Kiran's forte is Kathak.
Marcia boasts of panache for
Latin. Lucria dabbles in Hip-
Hop, though she hardly looks

the part, owing to her seem-
ingly shy demeanor. Padmini,
by majority vote, is the seduc-
tress, with a flair for Filmi
dance. Indira, they agree, is "sul-
try", and her craze is also for
Filmi dance. Chandini is the all-
rounder, "great at everything."
Getting them all together to
explain the concept of Apsara
was a bit of a whirlwind. But
before long, a consensus
emerged: Dances made in



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Ua4: $163,801 $213,225
Industrial Liaison Officer
Assistant Registrar- Ua3: $118,617 $169,451
Benefits currently include non-taxable housing and travelling
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Placement on Salary Scale would be dependent on level of
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Applications with Curriculum Vitae, stating full name, date of birth,
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work experience (with dates), full names and addresses of three
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heaven. That's it.
They literally grew up
dancing together until a friendly
discussion about "what if we go
do this?" and "what if we could
do that?" brought to paper the
concept. Excitement soon envel-
oped the group and they began
rationing their time a bit more
from studying and work to
come up with masterful chore-
They are adamant that the
show borders beyond the famil-
"It's a dance show with a
twist," one says. "Each dance
is different; you don't see the
same moves in the different
dances," adds another. "You
don't know all of the music, but
it's very likeable, "comes an-
other explanation.
So expect to see perfor-
mances to a range of music,
from Arabic to ethnic Indian.

(From page 15)
equal relationships, a new buzz-
word it seems for domestic and
other types of violence perpe-
trated against women.
Noting that violence against
women, particularly domestic
\ violence, largely affects women
rather than men, both physi-
cally and psychologically, the
minister said this is an inuc
which requLrcNs d muliil-ectiral
approach f II i i to be properly\
"Some of this olence -
domnesnc '. violence and % lolence
against \%onmen and children -
lead to not onl\ death, but to

The group insists tat whi e
they have pushed the envelope
to create an Indian dance pro-
duction by incorporating other
dances, it is strictly profes-
"We did our research,"
Marcia assures.
The show is billed for the
National Cultural Centre on
March 19. The main sponsors
of the event are: Cacique Incor-
porated, N&S Mattai, Builders
Lumber Yard, Broadway Fash-
ions, Lynette Mangar's Exclu-
sive Collection, Buddy's, Ray's
Auto Spares, Jettoo's Lumber
Yard, L. Chan Seafood Enter-
prises and the New Guyana
Pharmaceutical Agency.
The cast members amount
to some 20. The show will also
feature a few mini-skits and a
fashion display.
Tickets, costing $800 and
$1000, are available at the

lifelong disabilities and we need
to address all of these issues.
he said, adding that rape and
sexual abuse is another area
that needs to be further ad-
On thi, note. Minister
RamnsaJnnii congratulated the
Ministry or Human Sen ices and
Social Secunt. on itsiniplemen-
tation of the 'Stamp it Out'
NMean\hile. the Unlled Na-
tiun said the Charter of the
United Nations. signed in 1945.
was the fr-l intemational agree-
ment to affirm the pnnciple of
equalIs bev.een omn oe and
men. Since then. the UN has

National Cultural Centre,
N&S Mattai, Bhagwan's, and
Anjies (City Mall).

helped create a historic legacy of
international -agreed strategies.
standards. programmes and
guals to ad ance the status of
women \ orlds\ rde.
Over the years, the UN
and its technical agencies
have promoted the participa-
lion of women as equal part-
ners with men in achieving
sustainable development,
peace, security, and rull re-
spect for human rights. The
empowerment of women
continues to be a central fea-
ture of the UN's efforts to
address social, economic and
political challenges across
the globe.

Tracts "A" and "B" containing
244 acres of cultivation land with a building thereon,
at Welgelgen, Berbice.

(Land Only- 2.4 acres)
Lot 31 Craig, East Bank Demerara.

(Land with building thereon)
Pcls # 703, 704,866, 867,1736 & 1770
Block VII representing 9.319 acres at Fascade Parika, E.B.E.
The land size is that of approximately 8 (50' x 100')
or 12.6 (40' x 80') House Lots.

(Land Only-0.981 acre)
Block 'L' Zeelandia, Wakenaam Island, Essequibo.

Interested persons are asked to submit sealed, written bids marked
"Tender For Property at........." to the undermentioned address no later
than March 14, 2008:

The Credit Risk Manager
Bank of Nova Scotia
104 Carmichael Street

Hand delivery of bids is strongly recomtnehded, as late submissions will not
be entertained.

Life. Money. Balance both:

Women's health unit ...

These properties are being sold on an 'as is'
basis, and the bank reserves the right to
reject the highest or any bid without
assigning reason thereof.



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The Licence Revenue Office hereby informs the general public that the sale of Annual
Revenue Licences begins on Monday March 10. 2008.

Persons are reminded that they must produce the following documents to obtain or
.facilitate the renewal of the particular licence Persons wno are not in receipt of a
Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) must submit a completed application form to the
Licence Office before the transaction is processed

1. TIN
2. Vehicle Registration
3. Insurance
4. Fitness
5. Previous year's licence



Business registration
Approved plan and letter from Ministry of Housing
Petroleum licence from Guyana Fire Service
Owners) ID card or passport

1 Previous year's licence
2 Owner(s) ID card or passport
3. Business registration
4. Safety certificate from the Guyana Fire Service



Approved building plan and letter from Ministry of Housing
Business registration
Safety certificate from Guyana Fire Service
Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
Owner(si ID card or passport

1 Business registration
2 Sanitary certificate
3. Previous years licence
4. Owner(s) ID card or passport





Permit from the Guyana police Force or a Night Club licence
Owners) ID card or passport

COST- $1000



URBAN $10,000

business registration
Owners) ID card or passport



Certiicate of survey from the Maritime Administraton Department
Certificate of Guyanese Registration
Owner(s) ID card or passport

1 Certificate of survey
2 Previous year's licence
3 Owner(s) ID card or passport

1. Business registration
2. Previous years licence
3. Owners) ID card or passport

COST -$13,200






Business registration
Police clearance
Money lender's certificate from Magistrate's court
Owner(s) ID card or Passport

1. Business registration
2. Previous year's licence
3. Owner(s) ID card or passport

COST $15,000 MONEY LENDERS AND $40,000 (GEORGETOWN), $20,000



Approved building plan and letter from Ministry of Housing
Safety certificate from Guyana Fire Service
Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
Business registration
Owner(s) ID card or passport

1. Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
2. Business registration
3. Previous year's licence
4. Owner(s) ID card or passport


Approved building plan and letter from Ministry of Housing
Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
Safety certificate from Guyana Fire Service
Cold storage licence
Owners) ID card or passport

1. Business registration
2. Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
3. previous year's licence
4. Owner(s) ID card or passport

COST $840



Rent receipt from the clerk of Market, showing stall number and owners)
Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
Owner(s) ID card or passport

1. Sanitary certificate from M&CC or NDC
2. Previous year's licence
3. Owners) ID card or passport

COST $840



Rent receipt from the Clerk of Market, showing stall number and owners)
Drug certificate from Poison Board, Ministry of Health
Owners) ID card or passport

1. Drug certificate from Poison Board, Ministry of Health
2. Previous year's licence
3. Owner(s) ID card or passport

COST- $750

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The Guyana Revenue Authority hereby informs VAT registrants and consumers that Schedule 1 paragraph 2A of the VAT
Act has been amended thereby zero-rating the following items effective March 1, 2008:

1. plain white wheaten or whole wheat flour, including self-raising flour, roti mix, not including
other flour such as high fibre flour, flour made from durum, wheat and other exotic flour;
2. plain barley flour;
3. plain plantain flour;
4. oats;
5. sago;
6. dried chick peas, not including canned chick peas;
7. dried kidney beans, not including canned kidney beans;
S8. dried pigeon peas, not including canned pigeon peas;
9. cassava bread;
11.Cheddar cheese not including grated, powdered, or sin-le sliced Cheddar cheese:
13.locally produced cashew nuts and peanuts;
14.a supply of laundry soap;
15.a supply of locally produced :-
I. bed sheets;
ii. pillow cases;
iii. towels;
iv. rags;
v. curtains;
vi. handkerchiefs; i'
vii. rugs;
viii. table and shelf covers;
ix. mats;
x. blankets;
xi. ribbons;

16.a supply of diapers;
17.a supply of toothbrushes;-"
18.a supply of kerosene stoves;
19.a supply of mosquito nets;
20.a supply of liquid butane gas;
21.a supply of bicycles, excluding racing bicycles;
22.a supply of vitamins, minerals and tonics for medical or health supplement use
excluding items such as energy drinks and food supplements classified under chapter 21
of the Common External Tariff
23.a supply of wheelchairs;
24.a supply of crutches;
25.a supply of hearing aids;
26.a supply of glucometers (glucose blood test machines), needles and glucose blood
strips made for use with such machines;
27.a supply of machinery, equipment or components used in the generation of renewable
energy in the agriculture sector using agricultural by-products;
S., 28.a supply of paddy;
29.a supply of hatching eggs;
30.a supply of fish hooks, sheet lead, fishing floats, cotton and styrofoam for use in the fishing industry;
31.a supply of animal medication including animal vitamins; and
32.a supply of all terrain vehicles for use in the mining industry, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner-General.


Paae 13 & 20.D65

' SUNDAYlHRll.ONgi. March ,,.2008 "
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Channel 11

02:00h- Late Nite with
03:00h- Movie
05:00h- Mystery of the
05:30 h- Newtown
Gospel 1/2 Hour
06:00h NCN News
07:00 h- Voice of
07:30 h- Assembly
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana
to Greatness
08:30 h In Dialogue
09:00 h- Anmol Geet
10:00 h- Art of Living
10:15 h Power On
10:45 h- Feature
11:15 h- Weekly Digest
12:00 h- Homestretch
12:30 h- Cricket Info &
13:00 h- Dharma Vani
14:00 h- In Style
14:30 h- Catholic
15:00 h- Grow with
16:00 h- Spicy Dish
16:30h-. Family Forum
17:00 h- Lutheran
Men's Fellowship
17:30 h- Guysuco

SIOur Da:y,
SMana .i f

SIn the face of crisis
we can prayerfully
seek the advice
of godl people.
P. Ps.I:2-7. Jr

round Up
18:00 h NCN Week in
19:00h- Close Up
19:30 h Kala Milan
20:00h- Don't Dis Me
21:00 h- President's Diary
21:30h- Focus on
Roraima Airways


06:00h- Bhajan Melodies
06:15 h Quran with GIT
06:30 h- Prayag Vanie
07:00 h- Avon Video &
DVD Musical Melodies
07:30 h-Dabi's Musical
08:00h- Christ for the
Nation Live
08;30 h- Islam the Natural
09:00 h Caribbean
Temptation Music Mix
09:30 h IQ Show Live
10:00h- Puran Bros.
Shiva Bhajans
10:30 h- Indian Movie
13:30 h Current Affairs
14:00h- Movie
16:00h- Bollywood
Sensation Live with



17:00h- Birthdays &
Other greetings
17:15 h Death
18:00h- Girlfriends
18:30 h- Greetings
Corner Live
19:00h The
President's Diary
19:30 h IBE Highlights
- Live
20:30 h- Indian Movie
23:00 h- Movie
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Guyana Defence Force
The Guyana Defence Force is currently recruiting a suitable qualified civilian to fill the
vacancy for:
Applicant must have:
Certification in Sports Administration from a recognized institution
At least five (5) years experience in the related field

Interested persons are to send complete applications including curriculum vitae and two
references to:

The Staff Officer One General One, Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.

Closing date for applications is Friday March 28, 2008.


The following has been published by the Guyana Revenue Authority
to guide importers on the tariff headings governing the additional
zero-rated items for VAT purposes and does not affect the payment of
plantain flour 1106.30.20
cuts 11042200
Dred chick peas not including canned chick peas. 071320.00
Dned Kidney Beans, not including canned kidney beans. 0713.33.10
Dried pigeon peas. not including canned pigeon peas. 0713.10.10
Laundry oap 3401 19 10
Liquid hulane ij!'. 2711.1300
Wheelchairs 8713
FHearing aids: 9021 4000
Harihiiie ers. 0407.00.20

(FOR 0%
Plain white wheaten flour or whole wheat flour, including
roti-nix and self-rising flour, but not including other flour
such as high-fibre flour, flour made from durum wheat, and
other exotic flour.
barley flour 1102.90.90.10
oats 1904.90.00.10
sago; 1903.00.00.10
Cassava bread 1905.90.90.20
Casareep; 2103.90.90.10
Cheddar cheese not including grated. powdered or single-
sliced cheddar cheese. 0406.10.00.10
Fanne; 1904 90.00.20
Diapers. 6209.20.90.10
Toothbrushes; 9603.21.00.10
Kerosene stoves; 7321.12.10.10
Bicycles, excluding racing bicycles: 8712.00.90.10
Cnlches 9021.10.00.10
.All terrain vehicles for use in the mining industry to the
satisfaction of the Commissioner- General.


It must be noted that NOT ALL of the additional items will be automatically
zero-rated at the Point Of Import. The following would require a Remission
Letter from the Commissioner-General before the zero-rated status is
applied by the Customs and Trade Administration:-

If no CG letter is issued, or if there is a denial letter, the items will then be
subject to the payment of full taxes.
a. Mosquito nets;
b. Vitamins, minerals and tonics for medical or health supplement use,
excluding items such as energy drinks and food supplements
classified under chapter 21 of the common external tariff.
c. Glucometers (glucose blood test machines), needles and glucose
blood strips, made for use with such machines.
d. Machinery, equipment or components used in the generation of
renewable energy in Ihe agriculture sector using agricultural by-
e. Fish hooks, sheet lead, fishing floats, cotton and styrofoam for use
in the fishing industry:
f. Animal medication including animal vitamins;
g. All terrain vehicles used in the mining industry to the satisfaction of
the Commissioner-Generr.l.

3/8/2008, 10:47 PM

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Services available. 24 hrs.

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, crochet sort
toys, soft furnishing, floral
arrangements, cake
decoration. 53 Barr St., Kitty.
226-9548, 660-2713.

SANDY'S Employment
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NAIL courses at a special
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Individual attention
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1068 Aubrey Barker St. and
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registering for classes in hair
dressing, facial, artistry and
nail technology. Call Miss Pam
to ask about our easy payment
plan. 665-4565.

TEL. # 646-4501.
BACK Hoe for hire at very
competitive rate. Tel. 264-
1239, 264-2489.

GET rid of all vour health
problems witthhe latest medical
treatments combined with
naturpathic therapies
including hydrotherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations
etc Also home visits for bed
ridden, patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medicar Practitioner,
at 79 Collingswood Avenue,
Nandy Park, EBD, (Enter
Republic Park, go straight at the
first function follow the road to
Lot 791. Tel. 233-5944 or cell
624-1181, Mon. Sat., 9 am to
5 pm.

a<.l.S3SbWE i. ;*L-L:^..fc^;.T *
-U.iOseN E ,. ..," .to.. .
U ie B e 6. .4 Ll 7. .
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

SHALOM Driving School
Lot 2 Croal Street
Stabroek, G/town. You could
also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
information, call 227-3835,
227-3869, 227-7560, 622-
8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters
in Driving since 1979.
Students need security and
comfort to learn. Students
must know who they deal
with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's institute of
Motoring, 172, Liht and
Charlotte Streets, Bourda.

NOTICE is hereby given
Da SILVA of 59 Garnett St.,
Newtown, Kitty is applying to
the Minister Tor Naturalisaiton
and that any person who knows
any reason why Naturalisation
should not be granted should
send a written and signed
statement of the facts to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Home Affairs, Georgetown,

Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI, PO ox
12154 Georgetown,
employed single females, 60
yrs. plus for friendship/
compansionship. Interested
single employed males 60 plus.
Please call tel. 223-8237, Mon.
- Sat. 8:30 am 5pm.
FRIENDS, companions,
marriage partners. Immediate
Link. Junior/Senior/Singles
Dating Service, 18 80 rs.
Tel. 223-8237/648-6098., Mon.
- Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm. Sat. -
10 am 4 pm. (Both phones
same time.)

HURRY beat

the crisis,

rent a


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PRIVATE childcare services
available. Location Nandy
Park, EBD. Call 628-1900.

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

FOR repairs & services to
washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves microwave ovens,
etc. Home Solutions 227-
HAVE your gas stove
serviced repaired repacked,
gas lines insulated, electric
stove repaired, washer repaired,
deep fryers repaired. Call 686-
REPAIRS and service to air
conditioners, refrigerators and
washing machines. All jobs
done on site with three months
limited warranty. Nazim Khan.
Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847.
NEED to build or renovate
your home or business.
Carpenter, masonry, painting,
electrical, plumbing, etc. Gas
stoves, services and repairs,
done to all models gas stoves,
ranges and ovens, both
industrial and domestic. Special
contract rates for restaurants.
Call Lawrence 646-7400,
627-0720, 226-6411.

AGE 25 YRS. CALL 231-5171.
TITCALL 231-5171.
2 HIRE car driver to work
GET rid of evil, fix love with taxi service. Tel. 231-5554
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual or 698-1817.
help. Call 612-6417, 220-0708. TWO mature bodywork
RAJA yoga physical yoga men. Must be able to fill, weld
Hindi protection tabee' panet andspray. Tel. 609-0219.
reading, other spiritual areas, DIESEL Mechanic. Porter/
spiritual lecture. Contact Buddy Office Assistant, night guard.
225-0677, 638-0730. Contact 641-7073/233-2423.
-Dressmakers. No cutting part-
TAROTtime staff welcome. Call 225-
TAROT Cards Reading. 0571
Discover how cards can hep
ou to divine the future. Call PERSON to work,in record
699-2122. shop computer literate, security
guards, handyman, female
DO you have houses or singers. Contact Majestics -
apartments to rent or sell? Let 226-6432.
me help. Call 218-0303/655-
6875. VACANCIES for Cooks,
Counter staff Cashier. Must
FOR all your culinary have valid Food Handler's
needs large or small parties, Certificate and NIS Card. Tel.
wedding s, business meetings. 225-7245, 623-3380.
Call 225-2780. 2252819. 1 CASHIER/Counter Clerk.
PROFESS IONAL Knowledge of Hair & Nails
Upholstery oni alifurniture and would be an asset. Apply in
S.* ...-' .,j -.- "...;. '..;.T*-e- i-.4 r-,,- ',:, 7i':.1r' Beauty
* :.ir. 2- ; .- ': ..- -'"". "..:- '; :,& : ;, Pf ,rr.' Street:
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers, ACCOUNTS ACCA 1.
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep computer Administrators, must
fe rs, etc. Call 699-8802/21- have Maths and English 1 & 2
e50 C also Microsoft office, Graphics
Artist, Typist. Apply at internet
PERSONS available to do World, 16Duncan Street,
general construction e.g. Newtown, Kitty.
Painting, plumbing,- carpentry, VALUE Added Tax' record
free estimate, etc. Credit terms VALUE Added Tax record
available. Cal. 688-2965. keeping, Bank Reconciliations
S preparations, payroll
FOR all your construction preparation, stock accounting,
repairs, renovations, as well fixed asset recording, other
as masonry, varnishing, book keeping services. Contact
plumbing and painting. 673-7572.
Contact Mohamed on 233- 1 MALE with family to live
0591, 667-6644. _on a chicken farm at
ATTENTION all business Yarrowkabra. Age 25 45 yrs.
employers Sandy's Employment Must have knowledge of rearing
Agency has clients for your jobs, chicken. Qualification:
good back ground check. Call Secondary Education. Must be
now. Tel. 691-4938, 684-3940. physically fit. Tel. 225-9304.


DIAMOND $3.5M, Bf m .-
DEMERARA RIVER. #227- single person only. Tel. 229-
1590. 6149.
3 3/4 ACRES rice land at HAIR Salon space and
Ruby back, close to Parika back barber shop to let. Call 623-
road. Phone 627-6286. 1562, 227-3067.
DOUBLE lot at Pearl EBD GREIA Bottom flat at
- $4M neg. Call Carol 226- Camp St. good for a
6809/612-9785. business. el. 225-4398, 22-
TUSCHEN West Coast 3737
Demerara. ball 227-1485 1 3-BEDROOM upper flat,
mornings, 266-2049 evening, unfurnished house at Success,
VACANT land 90 feet x 90 ECD. Tel. 610-1920.
feet. Princes and Lyng St 3-BEDROOM furnished hot
Charlestown. Tel. 226-1757. and cold private compound.
TWO lots (24 and 45) Tel. 226-1581, 624-4727.
titled land at Ge brooders SPACIOUS one-bedroom
ust sell. Tel. 226-1757. secure, mosquito proof in
Subryanville. No Agents. Mac -
GREIA double lots 226-3160.
Prashad Nagar $15M, Happy
Acres, 110 x 80 $10M.Te. ONE bedroom apartment,
225-4398, 225-3737. inside toilet, bath, decent
EBD. working people. No children.
EBD 60 x 178 $2.5M,
11.6 acres $4.8M, 117 x Conta owner 225-7611.
000 $18M, Campbellville UN F U R N I S H E D
$9M, WCD $4.8M. Call Diana Georgetown $45 000, $5d
- 227-2256. 000, $60 000 $90 000, US$1
D'URBAN Street very large 500. 227-190.
prime land (3 house lots) 44 x KITCHEN to rent at Julian's
22 plus extra reserve land. Restaurant & Bar. Cummings &
Going cheap only $18 million. Sixth Street. Call Julian -
Owner 226-17421623-1317. 2254709, 227-1219.
FELICITY 60' X 114' 1 BEDROOM bottom'flat,
$12M Houston 80' x 1157' tile toilet and bath inside,
12M, Oleander Gardens 90' x kitchen space # 93 Bar St.,
130' $15M, Shamrock Kitty. .
Gardens 86' x 128' -18.5M. KINGSTON bottom flat, 2
Call Carol 226-68709, 612- B/room spacious living room,
9785. kitchen, toilet and bath grilled,
ONE 7 000 sq. ft., land in overhead tank, hot wafer. all
D'Urban Backland for $8.9M 649-4315.
Republic Park, land for 6 000 2 SEPARATE business
s. ft. $18P Phone "22. ,parrnn rl Cimrp Sileet -
2620, 231--..4 _. 5-51 s J LIO 000 l,:r, negailtI.,'le

Ir '. 1 R.1 L rl d .. .. .
l -: ':, 31-2064. WELCOME overseas
225-2626, 225-3068. guests, we offer one bedrooms,
1 LOT VERSAILLES executive apartment, luxurious
(GATED COMPOUND) 60' 'houses. Cal Diana 227-2256.
120' LAND (JUST OFF) SPACIOUS one-bedroom
SHERIFF ST. Diamond $1.8M apartment fully furnished,
& $3.9M. TEL. 226-8148/625- secure, mosquito proof in
1624. Subryanville. No Agents. Mac -
LOT numbered 24 Section 226-3160.
A & lot numbered 24 Section 1 2-BEDROOM semi
B in Paradise, in the Rising Sun furnished apartment Sect 'K' C/
Eldorado Village District WCB. ville $55 000, 1 7-bedroom
Contact Ganesh 223-9169, house Alexander Village $110
614-6202. 000. Call Carol 226-6809, 612-
BACK on the market for 9785.
sale Broad Street, opposite MON Repos 2 newly
Gafoors Warehouse large constructed 1 bedroom flat
prime lWand -r00 x 55 ef house, inside toilet and bath,
prome ial ond r re sintial water 24 hrs, $18 000 monthly
commercial or residential water bill inclusive. Tel. 234-
Reduced to $25 million. Owner 0164, 613-4536.
- 226-1742, 623-1317.

ONE 2-bedroom upper
flat in Newtown, Kitty $50
000..Tel. 226-7038
1 2-BEDROOM apartment,
toilet/bath bottom flat, Eccles
Public Rd. Tel. 695-6262.

Upper flHt of beildiag on Busy4 corner
i (tioo (business spot),
perfect I r Docor's office,
Interel Cofe, Solon or living Purposes
at Cummings & Middle Sts Aoertown
wilt 3 large rooms, lul size kitchen
large verandah, large holl w
votant possession



22 ,.


Service. Job opportunity
for attractive girls $7 200
to $8 000 weekly. Call
231-1786, 665-3528
VACANCY for female 18 -
25 in Doctors office General
duties include cleaning office
area, cleaning instruments and
other duties. Call 625-2710,
between 8:30 and 5 pm,
Mon. Sat.
VACANCY exists at Survival
Supermarket for Inventory
Clerk. Applicants must apply
with a written application and
a passport size photo to 16
Duncan St. & Vlissengen
Road. Tel. # 227-8506/225-
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,
Junior Auditors, Waitresses &
Waiters, Tele-marketers (3).We
also provide jobs within the
Caribbean. Call National
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-
2959/227-4728.. e-mail:


land in Dennis St.,
Campbellville, opposite
Lamaha Gardens 62' x 48"
with 8' driveway. Has fence and
large reserve land nearby -
$7.2M neg. Call 227-3285 or
GREIA Friendship, EBD
Public road $2.5M Coverden
Garden $.5M, Diamond -
$1M, $2M, $3.3M, Meadow
Bank $4M, Triumph, ECD -
$2M, $3M, Versailles, WBD -
$5M, LBI $4M, 12 acres Canal
No. 1 8M, 23 acres on
highway $10M, 11 acres
sandpit on Highway $13M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737.

Land for


& $7M neg
NAGAR $15M neg
Complete farm on
the Highway
(spring, fruit
(A steal) $15M neg




S227-7677,624-8402 |

1-3-BEDROOM top flat
apartment 53 Providence EBD
overhead tank, telephone $35
000. Tel. 651-8210.
bottom house for sale. Middle
Rd., La Penitence,
Georgetown. Tel. 227-6262 or
1 2-STOREY building can
be used for living apartment
office or any other business.
Large yard space (smaller
spaces). Call 651-1136.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat
apartment, preferably working
couple. (No pets), at Kersaint
Park, LB1 $25 000. Tel. 220-
apartment, toilet, bathroom,
water, electricity, at Middle
Rd., La Penitence. Prefer
couple. $23 000 monthly. Tel.
ONE top flat fully
furnished with all amenities
one office bottom flat,
centrally located in the
Brickdam area. Tel. 226-7380,
EBD $25 000, Kitty $60
000, Campbellville $60 000
furnished $120 000,
Queenstown US$1 000,
luxurious houses US$3 000.
Diana 27-2256.
EXECUTIVE house and
apt US$700 upwards, hot
and cold, pool with great
yard space. Tony Reid's Realty
231-2064 225-3068, 225-
2626, 225-5198..
UPPER floor 2-bedroom
at 96 Duncan Street, Newtown
$40 000 monthly. Call 233-
2175, 623-1562.
2-STOREYED concrete
unfurnished house Enterprise
West, ECD. Contact 216-0202,
1 2-BEDROOM house in
yard at 95 2"n Street, Craig,
ast Bank. Monthly rental -
$35 000. Call 623-1562, 233-
FOR rent one fully
furnished studio apartment.
,.Situ3ted in SRG Ple3?e .all

L -FUR HED h.-,use &la
in Queenstown Subryanville,
Bel Air Park etc. From
US$1000. Sonja 225-7197,
SEMI furnished, 2-
bedroom apt. 59 GuySuCo
Gdns. (near UG). Call 222-
Lamaha Gardens, Prashad
Nagar, Bel Air Park,
Queenstown. TEL. 226-8148/
Queenstown 2 huge bonds -
Festival City, bond Kitty. TEL.


SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008 23

1 2-BEDROOM apartment
at Pike Street Kitty $50 000.
Call 610-0065.
with toilet and bath on the
ECD. Tel. 220-2622.
furnished house Caricom
Gdns. US$1 000. 611-0315,
2-BEDROOM apartment
tiled toilet and bath, etc., Bel
Air Park, Duncan Street. 226-

Beautiful executive
$2,000 US neg.
Sale $50M neg.
Duncan St $80,000

Call for more

Wales 2 bedroom

1 3-BEDROOM top flat at
142 D'Andrade Street,
Newtown. Phone 227-8858 or
EXECUTIVE apartments.
For enquiries call 225-2780
225-2819 between 8 am & 4
pm. Residential area, 24 hrs
furished apartments $2 500
& $4 000 daily at Cummings&
6" Sts. Call Julian 225-4709
or 227-1319.
semi furnished $26 000, $28
000, $35 000 (2-bedroom) -
$32 000, $40 000. Call 231-
rent working person or couple
only residential area. Contact
23T-8661, 688-9167.
3-BEDROOM unfurnished
house Festival City parking,
water tanks all amenities. Call
218-3611, 667-8325.
styled;apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
4 000/$5 000 per day.
Dall 622-5776
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments AC, hot & cold,
parking, ec. Suitable for
overseas visitors, short term.
Tel. 226-5137, 227-1843.
LAMA 4ve. US$2 700,
Bel Air Springs US$3 500.
Do call us on Tel. # 225-7164,
225-6858 or 667-7812. Joy
Reid's Realty. Your friend in
STRONG 3-story concrete
building facing Princes Street
near Lyng Street, Charlestown.
Excellent for ware house,
226-1757. 0'3
floor office space in
Georgetown, approximately 1
400 sq. ft. air-conditioned,
available from April 2008. Tel.
# 225-4106 Ms. Arjune.
NEWLY built concrete
building 2-bedroom top
flat., B.. Triump, ECD $30
000 monthly Working persons
only. 220-3173. MR.
McKenzie. 1.
VISIT6RS. CALL 218-0392,
218-4635, 648-7504.
ONE bakery 32ft. 38 ft. at
Triumph East Coast,
Demerara a Don Bal oven
with a 5.500 KW stand b,,
generator, electrical mixer and
tennis rolls refiner. Call 220-
3490, 655-5116.
safe, secure and designed with
efficiency in mind. Suitable for
any business looking for good
location. Located in Middle
Street. Call +(592) 226-0891.
FURNISHED 4 bedroom
luxury home to rent US$4000
others furnished and
unfurnished US$3000,
US$2500, US$2000 US$1500
and US$1300 or lower prices
negotiable. Call 226-2372 ail

ROOMS to rent at 46
D'Urban St., Lodge. Tel. 226-
ONE house in Alexander
Village next to Thirst Park and
Mandela Avenue 5 Bedrooms
with 2 self contained, well
secured Tel. # 223-9641.
BUSINESS Place $60 000,
Snackette $60 000, Internet
Cafe, office space, boutique,
bond space. 683-0172.
CAMP St. prime business
place large and secured ground
floor suitable for business.
Telephone 642-0636.
three bedroom apartment with
all conveniences. 130 Garnette
St, Newtown Kitty.
PRASHAD Nagar furnished
three bedroom top fla tin Air
condition telephone and
parking. telephonee 642-0636.
FURNISHED executive
apartment with air conditioned,
telephone and parking price
$80 000. K.S. RAGHOBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
unfurnished two storyed
executive building with all
conveniences. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.

ledro0K & General Store at
busy 4 corner, upper & lower flats.
*Fly equipped with oahmes,
0 k, Alarm Syste fully gr9el,
treay or Ford ewt, Ptwr.iy, i.play
freerer, store designed for fple

PirE-sently Guyana
Variety Store- C St

218-4635, 218-0392, 648-
1 BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
apartment AT ECCLES NEW H/
S inside toilet, bath 24 hrs,
water and electricity. Parking
facilities, etc. $50 000 only.
Contact owner 225-9700,
623-9972, 233-2336.
OVERSEAS visitors very
beautiful 3-bedroom semi-
furnished Ogle apartment for
short term rental, 5 min from
Georgetown. Royalty Real
Estate. Come and experience
Royalty 227-4728/643-2959.
ONE two-flat concrete
building situated at 18 New
Hope Public Road EBD,
comprising large yard space,
garage, back and front
verandah, 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-
OFFICE space for rental -
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building of dimensions
- 36 feet x 20 feet, at 217
South Road Georgetown. Each
floor shall contain two large
offices with a reception area.
Rented by floors only or the
entire building. Each floor shall
have its independent, supply of
power and water. Please call
27-2712 or 223-7487.
3-BEDROOM top flat semi-
furnished, 1 double bed, stove,
fridge, microwave, dinette set,
3-piece wicker chair set with
cushions, telephone and
parking, $60 000 per month,
Georgetown; 2-bedroom top
flat $55 000 per month
Georgetown; 10-bedroom/office
space in residential area -
US$3 000, neg.; office space 2
floors, central Georgetown,
US$2 000 monthly; office space
6 000 sq. ft. central
Georgetown US$3 000;
building with 13 formulated
offices in Central Georgetown -
US$3 000, 3-bedroom
executive type property
Prashad Nagar US$2 500; 4-
bedroom furnished executive
house, Atlantic Ville US$2
500; 1 3-bedroom top flat
Georgetown $50 000. Wills
Realty 227-2612, 223-1877,

ROOMS at Le Rich Guest
House located 25 Princes
Street, Georgetown to let for
lon term, I monthly rental,
nightly, weekly, by hour at
affordable rates, refrigerator,
double bed, self-contained, TV,
to cook, professional staff. Tel.
227-3067 or 231-1247, 623-

PROPERTY for sale at La
Grange. Call 638-0531, 649-
PROPERTY on East Coast
Public Road.: Te). # 220-9199,
662-3221. i
ECCLE S Public Road
(good for business) $45M. Call
carol 226-6809/612-9785.
AFFORDABLE transported
house and land West Coast
Demerara. Gall 617-8480.
BARGAIN from $9.5M
upwards rental from $35 000.
Call 225-2709, 669-3350.
$30M. CALL' 611-0315, 690-
ROBB Street $22M Kitty
$12M $1i7M, ECD 12M,
Queenstown $34M $65M.
Call Diana 227-2256.
SECTION 'K' C/ville one
concrete 4-bedroom (1 self-
contained) property. Tel. 226-
$16M, $35M, Alberttown -
16M, $14M, 6M, Kitty $7M,
$10M, South $8M, $10M. Call
ROBB Street $22M, South
$10M, East Coast $12M,
Downtown business $120M -
US$1.5M. Call Diana 227-
2256. i
NO agent call Hubert 227-
1633, to view beautiful 6
bedrooms 4. bathrooms, 2
kitchens reduced suit 2
families, concrete building.
MONTROSE Public Road
large concrete and wooden
building with'land space, no
repair, vacant possession. 226-
executive building no repair,
vacant possession price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
CAMP St. prime business
place large concrete and
wooden b.uiding, vacant
possession price negotiable.
Telephone 64220636.
SAFE and secure (gated
communities) luxurious homes
with gardens and swimming
pools .S$700 000 and up. Call
Carol 226-6809/612-9785.
PRAS-(AD Nagar large four
bedroom executive concrete
building io repair vacant
possession. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
GREIA newly constructed
large concrete; building in
Plaisance, ECD $17M, Pike
$10M, Garhett St. $9M. Tel.
225-4398, J225-3737.
Lamaha Gardens $65M, Bel
Air Park $20M. Do call us on
Tel. # 225-7164 r 225-6858 or
667-7812. Joy IReid Realty.
Your friend in business.
1 4 :- BEDROOM, 2
storeyed house concrete
bottom, toilet and bath upstairs
and downstairs. Call 644-4232,
641-1181 Bibi.
NO agent call Hubert 227-
1633,. to : view beautiful 6
bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens reduced suit 2
families, concrete building.
1. 2-STOREY concrete
house (3-bedroom). Land 5 000
sq ft., house 1752 sq ft., security
grilled. Located Foulis,
Enmore ECD. Tel. 256-3925,
684-51 5.
GREIA- Craig EBD $8M
Elccles incomplete concrete
,budding $9M, Shell Road,
Kitty $12M, D'Urban St. -
$10M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
HAGUE WCD $8M, Kitty -
$12M, Queenstown $18M LBI
$16M, Lusi nan $18M
Annandale $20M, Prashad
Nagar $20M, $3M. Republic
Par $32M Brickdam $35M,
Ogle $50M, Atlantic Gardens
$30M. Call Carol 226-6809.
Coast Demerara new
executive houses in Gated
compound over looking the
Atlantic Ocean. Phone 226-
0575. Email HYPERLINK
or view online at

TWO transported lots (side
by side) fully fenced total area
210' x 90' with two houses and
large concrete bond at Public
Road, Mc Doom Village.
Phone 233-0570.
OWNER 226-1742/623-1317.
BEL Air Park $35M &
$30M, Subryanville $70M,
Waterloo St. 55M,
Alberttown 12M,
Queenstown $60M & 70M.
Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.
GREIA large business
property North Road $30M,
rime business property on
Camp St. $50M, large
business property on Eccles
Public Road $32M, Delph St.
- $12M, $16M, Pike St. $18M,
Prashad Nagar $30M, $32M.
Tel. 225-4398, 225-3737.
SECTION 'K' C/ville
$23M & $40M, lamaha
Gardens $50M, Bel Air Park -
$32M, Atlantic Gdns -$30M,
Liliendaal $23M, Camp St. -
$50M Regent St $80M, C/
ville (land) $9M, Kitty (land) -
$6M. Tel. 226-1192, 669-0411.
GREIA Vreed-en-Hoop -
$8M Tuschen EBE concrete
building $4M, Hadfield St. -
$6M, Triumph, ECD $7M,
$9M, Montrose $8M, Success,
ECD $12M, Goedverwagting
- $12M, land 60 x 150 width,
old wooden building $5M,
Strasphey, ECD- $4M. Tel. 225-
4398, 225-3737.
ONE 3-storey building with
extra land Church and Thomas
close to Camp St US$375 000,
Prashad Nagar on large lot fully
concrete reduced to #25M,
Sec. 'K' reduced from $29M to
$21M on a corner Bel Air Park
reduced from $40M to $30M, 5
family and office space in
Barima Ave BAP, Republic Park
reduced from $48M to $39M on
3 house lots, Republic Park
$16M New Providence reduced
from $30M, to $19.5M on
12000 sq ft. Phone Tony Reids
Realty 55198, 52626, 231-
2064, 53068.

ONE '8300 Blackberry
Curve US$300. Tel. 683-
ONE male Doberman dog
1 year 5 months) for sale. TeL.
COMPLETE hair dressing
salon, one complete Gym. Call
BRIGHTLY coloured tie-
dyed fabric, crafted by a
certified professional. 617-
3 YAMAHA outboards (40
Hp), (25 Hp) & (15'Hp). Contact
690-9802, 218-2039.
CUTE 7 weeks old puppies
small breed vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 233-2624.
POOL Tables $70 000.
Locally made 220-4791, 626-
ONE six-burner gas stove in
excellent condition. Call 696-
COMPLETE Hair Dressing
Salon. One complete GYM.
Call 231-5171.
STILH American: made
F590 weeding machine. Tel.
680-4581, 220-7987.

double head compressor with
7.5 Hp. Contact 225-6810.
FAWN/White fluffy Pompek
female, 4 yrs. old. 231-4702,

with any activation

CUrAnd VAiEi- .ORE

68 Robb St, /town, G/town.
227-1228 216-4333
4 ii

PUPS 6 weeks old
rottweileir & pitbull mixed $30
000 each. Call 220-3622, 220-
MIXED breed pups
(German Shepherd, Rottweiler,
Doberman). Contact 216-1057,
FRIDGES and freezers in
good working condition. Give
away prices. Call 225-8802,

Now in stock for

the first time in

Guyana: Pre-paid

A- k Aftsl'A

GREIA Bourda Green, 6
stalls $4M, 4 stalls with going
grocery business $2M. Teo
25-4398, 225-3737.
NEW Honda generator for
sale 2500 watts. 110-240 volts.
Gasolene engine UK/EU
standards. Tel. 233-5500.
USED set 19" chrome rims
w/tires $75 000, mix amp $15
000, THX $20 000, 1000W
subwooter $20 000. 619-
PUPPIES full breed
German Shepherd pups,
parents from England, lovely
big bone pups wilT be excellent
Suard dogs, Call Susan 220-
38 23-6276 or 681-3027. 7
weeks old only males.

700 KNG R


1-700 KVA Volvo Penta
Generator Set (250 HRS)
New 2, 5,10, 15, 75 and
100 HP Electric Motors in
2301460 and 575 Volts,
single and 3- Phase
New reduction gearboxes
all sizes and 2 used
small conveyor systems
with spares.

Contact 227-0001
or 683-9219

200 USED air-conditioners
for sale. Large business
property at Lamaha Street. Tel.
693-8143 or 622-6448,
2 STROKE 'gasoline
generators for sate at
unbeatable prices. Call 223-
1 6" LAND Dredge with 2
4-cylinder Perkins 1000 series,
complete with camp piper etc
$3M neg.. Call # 680-9306.
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
BEN Q CF61 GSM Phone.
GSM 850/1800/1900
Swappable face plates/card
slot. New in box, complete with
256 HB memory Card 621-
NOW in Stock for the
first time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397,
125 CC JIALING Scooter #
CE 4646, also 1 pair L-7 Kiekers
1 200 watts in fur box, with 2
Kiekers Grill. Tel. 222-5013.
1 STALL in Bourda Market,
1 new metal glass case 1 -
1001b cooking gas cylinder, 1
door with but s & lock, 1 new
Samsung K3 MP3 player with
armband & 1 Lengha (Indian
wear). Call 227-49 T0.

SALE 615-7030 (MARK).
ORIGINAL brand name
clothes & sun glasses from
USA very cheap 220-4791.
SMALL mixed breed fluffy
pups, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 233-2624.
TEL. 655-2967, 687-6061.
CALL 222-3538 OR 660-0342.
1 3-BEDROOM wooden
house only. One enclosed
Nissan Canter. Contact 626-


(Perfect for the whole family)

only a few pieces left

1 COMPLETE music set, 3
amplifiers QSC and crown, 4-
base. :Call 2215-8490.
LISTER Petter engine and
generator 4 KVA to 17 KVA.
OSHOSEHOLD items. Must
be sold immediately. Owner
leaving country. Call 643-
galvanized and aluminum
heets all 227-4876 or 644-
6551 anytime.... _
1 BIG screen TV 27-inch
1 living room set. All going
reasonable. iPhone 613-
657-1300 Safraz.
PURE bred long hair fluff
Dachshund .pups. vaccinate
and dewormed. Tel. # 226-
9162 or 662-4353.
Combine, 1 7300 John Deere
(ombihe, 1 132 Laverda
Combine. Tel. # 625-5567/
FOREIGN local pool tables
& accessories including rubber,
balls, coinshoot cloh, etc.
Call Naka 220-4298, 609-

With extra
Slot & grill
(steel) walls
Slot wall &
clothing hangers
Truck lights, etc.

ONE 80 Kva generator set
volts 240/440, H2 60 cycle
1800 RPM, Amp 125/250, one
25 Hp motor volts 240/440 H2
60 cycle RPM 1750. Call 269-
0538 Harry 662-9393.
VIDEO Projectors, laptop
computers, electric box guitars
digital cameras, crown/OS,
amplifiers, celestion/
emerience speakers Plasma
TV. Contact 226-6432, 623-
TV sale 50 new 27", 50
u 27 5sed 2750 19", prices
as low as $20 000, we will
beat any price by $8000.Salod
Marketing, o posite Maraj
Building 25-2196, 227-

3/8/2008, 10:47 PM


PARTS fcr Dryers,
Washer? Thermostats, pumps
Motors, belts, valves knoos.
etc. Technician available. Call
SONY Computer
(complete) coruless phones,
cameras, colognes, perfumes,
car speakers, DVD players, CD
player (remote). Much mcie.
Phone 223-185, 642-3722.

Are You

Getting It. 8

Times A Day

*- .


Delivery: 225-5172
Member, Water Quality Association

WOOD sample 5 sizes of
our 500 woods with
commercial common and
scientific names in boxes and
display boards. Tel. 226-1757,
24 Bel Vior Court, Bel Air.
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.


26 Cbt, 3


26 CB ic e Maker. $35000
LG Stainless Steel 26 cubt2.
door$35 O 000
Sants. 26 cit ice Making $32,00 i
taf a 26 cuhikce Maker $325,000
IepnatWr. 26 Ecubii. $170,000

68Rel Sti, acytOw QT7. 225 503/24631!
8CautpM &ran Stk. 213680 I
132 LAVARDA Combine
$3M, Isuzu.enclosed canter -
$1.3M, 6640 Ford Tractor -
2.6M, house & land Eccles
public Road $50 000 PPM
portable crane $5M, 16-Disc
plough $1.1M. Contact 64,-
1 MASSEY Ferguson 290
tractor, 1 Massey Ferguson 290
tractor loader, 1 300+ diesel
welder with Perkins engine, 1
763 Bobcat, 1 6-cylinder
Perkins diesel engine, 1 Diesel
Lister engine 1 12Kw
generator only 120/240 volts,
Toyota engines only.
Telephone # 264-2596.
1- Tarizzq tyre cleaner
110v industrial- $50,000, 1-
hammer mill-Brazil made
110v -$75,000; 1- kva dry
transformer $75,000 Belgium
made; 1- large industrial
stabilizer $105,000. Tel: 650-
Rebuilding & Spare Parts Service,
388 Sou Ruimveldt Gardens.
Tel. 218-1469, 218-3899 623-
1003. Spares parts available for
caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit
diesel engines. Also Kubota
CUMMINGS generator
engines and detroit diesel,
Cummings 855 350 Hp
marine engine couple up to
a 8x10 high pressure water
ump "and one Caterpillar
4uOe engine for truck 325
H also 1 Bobcat 963. Call
623-1003, 218-1469.
4- hot & cold water ware
sinks complete with copper
fittings ust to install $10,00
each (UK made), 1- large new
imported Satelite Dish stand,
galvanized angle & dish turner
stand 100,000 uk made.Tel:

3 BEDS, sewing machine
-nd small space .ve.- co'
rhe.; rel-:gerato' wo-burne
gas stove gas Dc tie safe,
v, rdrooe. ever,'thir] j oang for
SC_ 00C. Tel. No. 688 4391.
n-iYMAC sares E loist -ams
370 000 each. o dii -
S160 000 1 Ford 360 engine
dismantled S200 000, 2
walking motors $65 000 each.
2 sprocket shafts S35 000
each, 1 complete gear $125
000. diogin bucket $60
000 Call B239566.
MOTIVATED seller, one of
its kind in Guyana. (a) One ice
cream truck, diesel driven -- air-
conditioner, fully equipped with
30 KW gen. set very profitable
investment. (b) One enclosed
fibreglass van, four-wheel back
axle hit top. (c) One Nissan
Pathfinder right hand drive
powerful four-cylinder turbo
diesel. All equipment in class
"A" condition. For more info.
Tel. 227-1830.


Soy 57" F- Hr odel h -$m ooo

Hitach.1 $350,000
Toshisba 61. $350,000
Philps Magnavox 61' $350,000

8 Rolbb St, L.at~la, 225-250312254831

3/8 HYDRAULIC hose -
$200 per ft 20-lga compressor
tank $10 00 i" canvas hose
$3 000, 5/8 galvanised pipe
$300 per lenth, 1 Honda 9
Hp engine- $75 000,1 Hard
truck $5 000,3 bar stools -
$6 000, 2 100-lb gas cylinder
regulator $16 000 electric
motor Hp $10 odo each,
plastic tray ideal for processing
fish, meat, etc. 3 000 each
as brewed ideal for rearing
uckling chicken & pullet, 24V
DC lamp with 'rlre loom ideal
for canter: uck. Ask for Bobby -
266-0312, 627-7,35.
ONF used Elliott 145
li,:-. *- , onr, Nissan SD 22
i.i- '. -ng. gearbox
asseTnL,,er, one iesel GM 6.2
non Turbio er :ne 2 gearbox
THM 300. oeFc ; Engine 7.3
diesel : -id genliator 6 speed,
14 used 215 i-i 17.5 small
truck 2 tiiler tie 5 ply steel and
ply sidewall, one 2200v single
phase 17" double edge, planer
with 2 e;a,'a knives sets, 2 used
Yanmar .i c:linde: diesel engine
40 Hp rating. 66&.-2072.
NOV\. ;n tocLi-. :t Ray's Auto
Spares. 114 Light Street,
Alberttown Phone 226-6325
227-1A84. 624-1909. All model
fork;ift Hyster, Caterpillar,
NMssai, and TEM generator set
from 3 4 t.c 800 KVA, Perking
4 & 6-cylinder, Dorman, Deutz,
Isuzu Ford, Kubota, Lister/
Better. Also (1) one complete
fuei injectionn pump work shop
in container (mohife). Three (3)
Ford County 4-wieel drive 6-
cylinder tracto some of the
tractors have Bowton wench.
One ; 753 Bob Cat in parts &
4 solid wheel and other parts.
We stock spares for Leyland
Leyland, Daf, Cummin, Fordd
Bedford, Lister, Perkin all
models, Deutz & FL 12, FL
D.P. & H. Nehaul General
Store, Lot #3 Vigilance, East
Coast Demerara. Tel. # 274-
0424. Fax # 274-0435. Now in
stock a new shipment of home
and car audio equipment,
amplifiers, ore-amplifiers,
mixers, equalizers', mixers with
CD players CD players for cars,
DVD players,' tweeters, car
alarms 4 and 8 ohms speakers
from 6' to 18" 6x9 & 6 /2 car
speakers, .RdA cables and
splitters, TV antenna, TV
boosters, TV cable &
accessories, voltage regulators,
12 volts power cable in
different gages, speaker wire in
different gages, replacement
voice coils, cones, complete
speaker boxes for home and
cars PA systems, items are
available in Pioneer, QSC
Peavey Black Widow, RCF
TOPP Pro, Audio Pipe, Ashley,
Blast king, Hurricane Gemini
Power Acoustic, Prestige and
Scytek available in wholesale
and ,etail quantities.

2002 95 CBR -
13M R6 2001 S1.1M. 1
'arri; a outboard engine 1
stroke Yamaha 115 H1, 1 90 2-
stroke, 50Hp 4-stroke. 2 30
Hp 4-stroke, I 25 Hp 4-stroke.
9.9 Ho 4-stroke 1 30 H0
4-stroke, 25 Hp 2-stroke
Hondas 50 & 8 Hp 4-stroke. Call
SALE! SALE' SALE! 1 s!x-
head Robinson moulder, 4-
head 12-inch moulder, 1 24-
surfacer 1 band saw ioiner and
surface, sharpeners, radial arm
saw, square blocks, round blocks
slotted knives, flat knives saw
blade, 1 hoister fork lift 2-ton 1
GE upright freezer, 1 Locus tMill,
27 HP etc. Tel 256-3925 609-
7852, 684-5115.

GO CART. TEL. 644-5096.
ONE Super Custom
automatic minibus. Tel. 665-
$380 000. TEL. 644-5096.
excellent condition, EFI. Call
1 212 CARINA PKK fully
loaded. Call 220-3109/698-2804
excellent condition. Phone 268-
VEHICLES for sale one AT
170 Toyota Carina. Call 220-
1 3Y Toyota minibus
excellent condition price $500
000 neg. Tel. # 660-0225.
series with mags. Price $700 000
neg. Call 618-0915 or 29-1903
1 192 & 1 212 Carina
excellent condition. Chrome
rims etc 2 RZ minibuses, PKK
& BJJ series. Call 672-7371.
MIGRATING. TEL. # 685-8287.
1 TOYOTA Camry SV 40
17" rims pioneer CD, Mp3
player. dall 641-1231.

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225-8U0, 8238972
Beh|iM s | lotm Police SlO

TWO (2) Long Base RZ
minibus for sale. Call 259-
ONE Toyota Dyna motor
lorry Mark GDD 4920. Tel. 774-
5248, cell 660-3485.
1 BLACK Toyota Starlet.
Price $700 000 neg. Tel. 656-
9385 or 650-3511.
1 AT 212 CARINA fully
loaded, good condition. Contact
646-1553. Price $1.7M.
ONE RZ minibus, EFI, Long
Base. Price $1 750 000 neg.
Call 622-6673, 227-3862.
ONE 2-door Toyota Celica,
ood working condition $275
000 neg. Call 649-6224
RZ bus AT 192, AT 212, AT
170, Car NZE $600 000, $800
000, $1M, down payment, Hilux
Extra/Single Cab. Call 231-
1 212 Toyota Carina, PJJ
Series, automatic, fully powered,
AC, new tyres. Price $1 625
000. Contact 225-1400, 621-
AT 192 $1.5M AT 212 -
$1 650 000, Mitsubishi Lancer -
$1.4M. Unique Auto Sales -
227-3551, 647-0856, 699-6667.
1 TOYOTA Corolla Wagon,
PFF in working condition. Price
neg. $260 000. Tel. 664-7079/

WORKi"'3 VaL 'vhI! Viva
enqo sold s sca; 0r- OC
231 -4702 6 0-22-0'
TOYOTA Carni AT- 170
Corolia AE 91 Call c ,y Ta:i
Service 22-7150

Alglaot: rLffiTPAIY o aiRit P"
DCtar e- 0 INual .magsC ,0
WCi 2malk sNeowrg.$0
ell 20coatAi a alfl 676-
O 31811 iW rtlll e11.S

mt 485108 ll wng 1.41
P 1at- 4 riv I 1.4M

ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona
fully powered automatic in
excellent condition. Tel. # 616-
char e manual mags, CD player.
Excel lent condition. Call 676-
6008, 643-5122.
JUST arrived 1 Honda
Civic, colour 'Silver', power
everything. Please contact
Jeromes @648-8730.
1 AT 192 CARINA, F/
powered with mag, visors, AC &
CD music. Price $1.4M neg.
Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.
1 NEW model Corolla, 1 AT
192, 1 Marino. All fully loaded.
Call Bibi Jameel. 220-5244,
NISSAN BB new, sprayed
and engine 17" rims, eaer
interior, muffle flare kit $875
000 neg. Tel. 674-4300. '
DIESEL 4WD Jeep, 4 wheel
disc brakes, power steering $800
000. Tel. 619-3030 owner
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Sprinter
mags, music fully power price
$660 000 neg, automatic
excellent condition. Call 680-
automatic, fully powered, mags,
PHH series. Excellent condition
- $1 275 000. Tel. 642-6159
ONE Nissan Titan, 2004
model fully loaded, automatic
22" chrome rims, etc mini
condition, never registered -
$5.4M neg. Tel. 642-6159.
ONE Toyota Hilux Extra cab
LN 170 engine automatic, 4WD,
black and silver super condition
- $3.8M fixed. 689-5858.
1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private automatic fully
powered, AC, mags, C alarm)
Price $1.3M. Contact Rocky
#225-1400, 621-5902.
Series, automatic, AC, CD,
mags, in immaculate condition
never run hire. $1 275 00d
negotiable. Call 276-0313/626-
1141 Shahab.
MUST be sold one Toyota
4 x 4 in excellent condition, 1
Nissan 4 x 4, 1 Nissan Caravan
minibus in good working
condition. Call 225-8802, 629-
1 TOYOTA RZ minibus,
excellent condition, music,
mas, cat eye. $1M, negotiable.
Cal 227-5170 or 611-9150.
MASSY Ferguson tractors
from England, lust arrived.
Models 185 & 188 Call 263-
5652 or 218-3574.
1 AT 192 Carina, in
excellent condition, ma grims
CD player. Price $1 250 000
neg. Tel. # 220-2345/617-2891.
Series, first owner. AC, CD, mags,
spoiler, never worked hire.
Owner migrating. Phone 613-
5000, 675-1300 (Safraz).
1 LEYLAND DAF panel van
with 3Y engine, recently
overhauled with new battery, no
reasonable offer refused. Call
227-4876 or 644-6556 anytime.
TOYOTA 4-Runner Hilux
Surf 3Y engine, excellent
condition. Ideal vehicle for you.
Contact Anil 227-7607, cell
650-5868 $1.5M neg.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf 3Y
engine excellent condition $2
50 000. One Land Rover
Defender 300 TDI engine $3
500 000. Tel. 640-2888.

?\- L.on' Jase PZ
'm 'blL'.., --H e '3 es exceilent
co.~-, i n nrice $1 5
leict' :l ie 273-0228.616-

1 12 Nissan Sunny. stick
43ear. foi.vatd good working
condition $350 000 neg. Cal
1 EP 32 Starlet, 2-dooi
Turbo automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, CD
player. Price $975 000
Contact 225-1400q621-5902.
IMPCRORED from Japan
Toyota Carina 212 1999
model & NZE Corolla 2 000
model never registered. Tel. #


double wheel

fthindBrickoa Polle SMta

1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered AC
mags, crash bar $1.550M
(4x4). Contact Rocky 225-
400, 621-5902.
ONE Long Open Tray
canter excellent condition.
Owner leaving country. Call
225-8346, 650-7492.
MAGS $625 000. Tel. # 234-
ONE 2000 Limited Toyota
4-Runner, 20" chrome wheels,
Pioneer DVD player, alarm, etc.
Call 623-3122. met
AT 150 TOYOTA Corona,
automatic price $525 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 NISSAN Vanette
minibus, manual, in excellent
condition $375 000.Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.

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 Brikdon Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
1 TOYOTA Coaster bus 30-
seater. Very good condition -
$2.5M neg. Tel. 695-6262.
Series, CD, mags flair alarm,
crystal lights, wneel brakes.
623-1815, 216-0365, 276-
PKK Series fully loaded -
$1.8M & 1 EI RZ BHH Series
-$1 425 000. Tel. 664-9300.
1 AT 212 Carina (purple)
PKK series 16" full chrome
rims, tip-to condition. Price
$2M neg. Call 266-2722, 629-
LAND ROVER defender
110 series Turbo Diesel winch
& snorkel tray has hard cover, 1
T100 white pick-up truck. Call
623-1003, 218-1469.
ONE AE 100 Ceres motor
car, PHH 6824 Silver, excellent
condition. Fully powered, AC,
mags, CD deck. Contact 220-
7184, cell 645-7836.

u-p fog lamps. r'mo!e
Kenwood. CD pai,.: P,'J
series Imn.iacilate coniition-
S2 M ine. Call 218 3827 or
1 3RAND CheroKee
Limited. Leather interior.
spiners. 1 Acura Lehend
leather interior 18" Lexanie
rims. Contact Patrick 226-
6432, 623-2477.

Low miles illy skirt kit (spoilers)
very nie, 16 Mag wheels

1 NISSAN (4x2) Pick up
gear mag rims, excellent
condition. Price $800 000.
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 TOYOTA RZ long bus
mini bus mags, music,
excellent condition $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
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.
(Diesel engine) 2L-TE,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mags, CD player, sidebars. Price
$2.6M. Hardly used. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902
ONE Super charged
Tundra, TRD exhaust system,
TRD boost uage, TRD
suspension, BB racing
wheels six disc CD player
built in kickers speakers. Ideal
for drag racing, very fast,
never resreiste $5M neg.
Tel. 642-6159.




Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam Pokce Station
Tel: 225-9700
FOR the best factory
reconditioned vehicles AT 212
new model Carina, AE 110
Corolla, Caldina, Corolla
Wagon, KZH 110 minibus,
canter truck 3 1/2 ton Tacoma
Tundra 4x4 RAV 4x4, TV, NV,
ABS, air bags, credit terms and
trade in facilities available @
Paul Camacho Auto Sales 11
Croal St. (bet. Albert &
Oronoque Sts.). Tel. (0) 225-
0773 ) 656-4104.
ACA 21, Toyota Vitz NZE 121
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 Toyota
Hilux Surf RZN & YN 130,
Toyota Caldina Wagon ET
19, Mitsubishi Galant motor
car EA1A. Toyota Starlet EP
91 racing car. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd. Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-1973,
227-3185 Fax 227-3185. We
give you the best because you
reserve the best.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 9, 2008 -- --

quality reconditioned vehicles
CARS: Toyota Alteeza (Sports
Sedan); Toyota Vista, Lancer
Cedia, Wagons Caldina;
-ovota Land cruiser, (Fully
oaded); Hilux Double cab pick
up; Nissan (4x4) King Cab Pick-
S(Diesel Mitsubishi Canter
Truck2&3 tons enclosed
BUSES: Toyota Hiace 15
sweater 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.

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Iuril r luri uoran csi
,toreatic, A/C ,CO Playe

LIVE-IN Domestic. Tel.
ONE live in domestic. Tel.
ONE HANDYMAN. 226-2543.
LIVE in domestic between
the age of 30 40. Call 698-
8185 aor information.
1 MAID apply in person
172 Estfield Drive Nandy Park,
East Bank Demerara.
FARM land to lease or
partnership prefer on East
Coast or Highway. Call 688-
ONE House Keeper/
Cooker needed urgently. Tel.
SONE handyman/carpenter
preferably form G/town. Call
Hairdresser. 38 Alexander St.,
Kitty. Call 225-4873, 614-6869.
HOUSES to rent or sell
available clients Contact
Sonja Realty 225-7197,.623-
0591, 667-5644.
ONE (1) experienced Bar
Attendant, to work at an out of
town hotel. Contact Tel. # 225-
2535, 626-6909 & 642-7963.
ONE live-in Domestic.
Must know to cook. Preferable
from out of town. Tel. 683-
MALES 20 25 years
and Driver (lorry Licence) for
weekends and holidays. Call
Receiving Clerk. Apply at Dalip
Trading td., 11 14 Broad
Street. Tel. 225-0239.
Qualification Secondary
Education. D. Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492/225-
ELDERLY Security Guard
for house in Kitty. Must have
ood written references. 225-
6057, 666-8877.
ONE (1) Yardman/
Gardener, to work at a location
in G/town. Must have a valid
Police Clearance. Tel. # 225-

TEL. 613-2954.
1 HANDYMA!, 'owv'ledlje
of electrical prod,!r's ,,,"c id 5e
an asset. Contact 62. !?2
WANTED one experienced
cook to work at a hotel in
Lethem. Contact 220-4952 after
hours. 225-8188 8 am -- 5 prm.
ONE (I) Experienced
Excavator Operator to work in
an Interior location. Contact
Tel. # 626-6909/225-2535.
to work at Bibi Jameel
Restaurant/Bar. Living can be
arranged. 220-2047/613-5000.
external Sales Representative,
Drivers. Apply Bissan's Trading.
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Liverpool cruise past

Keegan's hapless Newcastle

By Martyn Herman

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- Liverpool piled more misery
on Newcastle United with a 3-
0 victory at Anfield in the.
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Jermaine Pennant and Fernando
Torres, his 25th of the season,
and Steven Gerrard's effort af-
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Newcastle, without a league win
since December, have picked up
only two points in seven
matches since Kevin Keegan re-
turned as manager in January
and are leaking goals at an alarm-
ing rate.
"It was disappointing,"
Keegan told Sky Sports tele-
vision. "The first goal was a
killer but other than that I
didn't think we showed
enough courage or self-belief
on the ball.
"They were much better
than we."
Reading, third from bottom
at the start, jumped five places
with a 2-0 home victory over
Manchester City while second-
from-bottom Fulham drew 1-1
at Blackburn Rovers.
League leaders Arsenal
have the chance to forge four
points clear of second-placed
Manchester United when they
travel to Wigan Athletic to-
day. Everton visit Sunderland
the same day and Tottenham
Hotspur host West Ham
Liverpool, who have sud-
denly hit form despite the off-
field battle for control of the
club, had the points in the bag
thanks to two goals before half-

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Pennant enjoyed a huge
slice of fortune when Jose
Enrique's 43rd-minute clear-
ance hit him and looped into
the net but there was no luck


in Torres's strike two minutes
later when he slotted past
keeper Steve Harper after be-
ing played in by Gerrard.

Liverpool, who travel to
Inter Milan next week pro-
tecting a 2-0 advantage in the
Champions League, were able

to coast after Torres turned pro-
vider for captain Gerrard six min-
utes into the second half.
Rafa Benitez's side nov
have 56 points from 29 games
three more than Everton ii
fifth and two fewer than third
placed Chelsea who have tw,
games in hand.
Newcastle, who have con
ceded 13 goals in their last fou
league games, are only three point
above the relegation zone wit'
most of the teams below their
having played fewer matches.
Reading, who snapped .
long losing sequence last wee!
at Middlesbrough, had second
half goals from Shane Long au..
Dave Kitson to thank for th
win over City that make thei;
survival chances rosier.
City have not scored in the-
last three league matches.
Fulham look to be head;
down despite their battling dri
at Blackburn.
Morten Gamst Pederse'
put Rovers in front before
Jimmy Bullard's late equalise
The London club are six point
from safety.

Gayle wary of Sri

Lanka batting ..

From backpage

Sangakkara. both of whom average over 50 in Tests.
"The baning lineup as ell; Jayawardene the captain and
Sangakl.ara are in terrific form, along with Dilshan
iTTllakrarne'" Ga. ile aid.
"Yo:'u ha) e to oil: really hard to score runs and actually
get i' ckets against them We are looking forward to the chal-
lenge and hopefully the preparation can be good going in
against Sri Lanka as well."
Gayle said he hoped his side could, build on the South
Africa tour and be fit and ready for the Sri Lankans.
"'The buddup was very good in South Africa but unfortu-
nately a lot of injuries came into play and then guys had to
sit out for whatever reason as well including myself. I sat out
a number of games overseas." he noted.
"It's a new series now so hopefully we'll be strong
and ready to go against Sri Lanka. We'll see what the
selectors can come up with, (hopefully) the best possible
13 and see how well we can have the right combination
going in against Sri Lanka.

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Serena beats Venus to meet

Schnyder in Bangalore final

By Sanjay Rajan


(Reuters) Serena Williams
beat her older sister Venus
India yesterday to win a place in
the Bangalore Open tennis
final against Swiss Patty
World number 11
Serena beat Venus, the
number seven 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
in a thrilling semifinal last-
ing two hours 10 minutes
after fourth seed Schnyder
had dispatched China's
Yan Zi 6-3, 6-4.
The American sisters,
who have won 14 grand slam
singles titles between them,
were meeting for the first
time since the 2005 U.S. Open
MS fourth round.
"It was definitely hard-

fought. I need to get refocused
in quick time," third seed Serena
told a news conference.
"It's probably one of our
closest matches. Neither one of
us was playing our best tennis."
Serena broke second seed
Venus in the fifth and ninth
games to win the opening set.
Venus came back strongly to
win the second but Serena took
the deciding tiebreak 7-4 after
each had wasted a match point
earlier in the third set.
"I was really upset I
didn't take the opportunity
on my first match point and
was lucky Venus did not ei-
ther," Serena said. "I was
happy I took it to the

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Venus said her sister al-
ways raised her game against
"She always plays really
tough, really challenging," she
said. "She hit some serves that
I really couldn't return."
Serena now leads their
head-to-head series 8-7.
Schnyder broke Yan, who
stunned top seed Jelena
Jankovic in the quarterfinals, in
the fifth and ninth games to
wrap up the first set.
World number 54 Yan
staged a recovery in the second
before Schnyder broke twice
more to seal victory.
"Except my first serves,
everything worked well to-
day," said Schnyder.

I U i,

S, Si F.

Pierce leads Celtics to seventh

consecutive victory

BOSTON, Mass. (Reuters) The Boston Celtics streaked
to their seventh consecutive win when they turned back
the Chicago Bulls 116-93 behind Paul Pierce's 22 points
on Friday.
Kevin Garnett added 16 points and eight rebounds and
Kendrick Perkins had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Boston,
who won for the 10th successive time at home.
"The offensive ball movement in the first half and then the
third quarter was as good as you're going to see," Celtics coach
Doc'Rivers told reporters.
"And defensively was just
Ben Gordon topped
the Bulls with 20 points.
Chicago's Drew
Gooden was ejected in the
second quarter after receiv-
ing technicals for arguing
with the officials.
Boston dominated
from the start, taking a 32-
20 first-quarter lead. The
margin went to 20 at the
The Denver Nuggets
ended the San Antonio
KEVlNGARNETT Spurs' 11-game winning
streak, posting a 109-96
home victory.
The Utah Jazz won their fourth in a.row, rallying for a 126-
118 road win over the Phoenix Suns.
The New Orleans Hornets scored a 107-96 home win over
the New Jersey Nets.
The Detroit Pistons defeated the New York Knicks 101-
97 to move within one game of clinching a playoff spot.
The Portland Trail Blazers pulled off a 103-101 road win
over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Washington Wizards earned a 110-106 road victory over
the Toronto Raptors.
The Golden State Warriors crushed the Miami Heat 134-
The Philadelphia 76ers cruised to a 117-83 win over the
Seattle SuperSonics.
The Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Atlanta Hawks 108-

Lin Dan in All England

final for fifth year running

By Dave Thompson
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) World champion Lin
Dan of China reached the All England final for the fifth
year in succession, yesterday, with a comfortable 21-14, 21-
14 victory over compatriot Bao ChunlaL
His opponent today iU be another Chinese. fourth seed
Chen Jn who beat second seed and former world number one
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia
21-8I, 21-18.
Top seeded Lin, winner
in 2004. 2006 and 2007, pro-
duced a devastating spell r .
from midway in the first
game, when he trailed 14-12, 3-
to capture 10 points in suc-
cession and take control.
Bao, seeded three. managed
to pull back from 9-2 dow n in dw
the second to a more respect-
able 12-6 down but Lin eased
Chen. winner of last
year's Swiss Open, will be
making his first All England
final appearance after ousting the in-form Lee.
The Nalaysian bad started favounte after beating Olympic
champion Taufik Hidayat in the quarterfmals on Friday.
Lee made the early running but lost the advantage mid-
way through the first game and struggled after that. He
managed to save three match points from 20-15 down in
the second game but finally succumbed to a powerful Chen
Lee. who now heads for next week's Swiss Open, told re-
porters: "' didn't play well at all .... I was very slow. I don't
know why. I'm very disappointed."
In the women's final, third seed Lu Lan will fly the flag for
China after beating seventh.seeded Xu Huaiwen of Germany
21-13, 21-14.
She will meet either Tine Rasmusen of Denmark, who
beat world champion Zhu Ln earlier in the week, or South
Korea's Hwamg Hye-youn.

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Player sent off for shoving

ball boy in Flamengo defeat

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) Flamengo had two
players sent off, one for bun-
dling over a ball boy, in a 3-0
defeat away to Nacional in
the Libertadores Cup on
Martin Palermo scored a
club record 181st goal for
Argentina's Boca Juniors in
their 3-0 home win over Atlas
after fellow striker Rodrigo
Palacio had scored the first two
for the defending champions.
Flamengo, Brazil's most
popular club, travelled to



came as no

surprise -

By Greg Stutchbury
Zealand (Reuters) En-
gland pace bowler Ryan
Sidebottom's hat-trick
against New Zealand on
the fourth day of the first
Test yesterday was no
surprise to former New
Zealand captain Stephen
Fleming, Sidebottom's
first victim and county cap-
tain at Nottinghamshire, said
and had seen the amount of
work the left-hander had put
into his game during his six
years in the Test wilderness.
"He is deserving of
that," Fleming told report-
ers. "He has worked incred-
ibly hard and I have known
for some time the qualities
he possesses.
"He has shown that
consistently for some time,
so our dressing room is not
"In a-way it's spec-
tacular to see a hat-trick as
well. It has breathed some
life-into the game that was
meandering along."
Sidebottom had been
on a split hat-trick at the
start of New Zealand's
second innings after tak-
ing the final two wickets
of the first on successive
balls, though he was un-
aware of it.

Uruguay with four points
from two games but appeared
unnerved by the raucous at-
mosphere at the compact
Parque Central stadium in
Nacional went ahead in the
41st minute when former Uru-
guay striker Richard Morales
scored from a rebound after
goalkeeper Bruno had parried
Adrian Romero's long-range
Two minutes later,
Flamengo midfielder Toro was
off for pushing a ball boy as he
ran to collect the ball.
The ball boy, who televi-
sion repo s said was 13 years
old, was cheered by the
home fans for the rest of the
Flamengo were reduced to
nine men in the 51st minute
when Leo Moura was dis-

missed for a dangerous tackle on
Nacional took full advantage
as Morales bundled in his sec-
ond in the 67th minute and
Bruno Fornaroli scored with a
free kick which sneaked through
the Flamengo wall two minutes
Nacional went top of
Group Four with six points
from three games, two ahead
of Flamengo, while Peru's
Cienciano, who have played a
game less, are a further point
In Buenos Aires, Boca were
gifted a 33rd-minute opener
when Claudio Morel
Rodriguez's cross was missed
by two Atlas defenders and
found Palacio, who coolly slot-
ted the ball home.
The Mexicans often
looked threatening but were


in loving memory Of
PARRIS of Lot 40
Croal Street,
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oaUiUtroe, wnoU
passed on ....
March 4, 2005. j

Three years have passed since that day
When our precious dad was called away
A disciplinarian in all respect
He was someone who would always be there
to give us help and confidence and to share
our joy and sorrow
He was that special person that makes life
more worth while indeed it's a special blessing
for us to have had a father like him in our life
He will always remain in our hearts with the
sweet memories, good advice and the good
times we shared together.

Sadly missed by his devoted wife,
children, grandchildren, daughters-in-
law, brothers, sisters and
i other relatives and
7- .." ..... ... .........*** - a


undone by another mistake in
the 81st minute when they lost
possession from a throw in on
the halfway line.
It took only three touches for
Boca to find Palacio, who burst
between two defenders to score
the second.
Two minutes later, Palermo
headed the third to break a
club-scoring record which had
belonged to Francisco Varallo
since the 1930s.
The win took Boca top of
Group Three with four points
from two games, one ahead of
Atlas and Chilean champions
Colo Colo.

Our dearly beloved husband,
father, son and brother
departed this life on March 6,2006.

It has been two years now since
God called you home to rest
A thousand wishes can't bring you back
We know because we've tried
Neither can a million tears.
we know because we've cried
We wish your absence was just a dream
But your memories aie of gold
For today, tomorrow and forever
We miss and will always love you.

A. a

()The children, sisters
and other relatives of
the late LEONARD
(Snr.), sincerely thank
all those who have
called, prayed, visited;
telephoned, travelled,
sent flowers, cards and
attended the Funeral

Sadly missed by his wife Linds,
daughters Cindy & Amy, parents
Hardeo and Teerawattie Sukhai,
brother Ravi, sister Mala and other
family & friends


Service, or in any other way showed their
support and sympathy during this time of

Special thanks to Reverend Oslen Small of
Smith's Memorial Congregation Church and
other members.

We are deeply appreciative of the
generosity shown by every one.

May he rest
in peace

rPERSAUD: In loving memory of a dear
husband, father, grandfather DASRATH
PERSAUD of Coffee Grove, Essequibo.
Sunrise: May 24, 1938
Sunset: March 7, 2007
March comes with deep regret
A month we will never forget
But we all know that it's G's will
For in our hearts you linger still
Sleep on beloved, take thy sweet rest
For God takes only the best
Inserted by his wife, children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law,
grandchildren, other relatives & friends.

" In fond remembrance of GEORGE SAMUEL ,
WONG who died on March 11, 1997.
S Your memories are precious *
and will never grow old
It is Written in our hearts in letters 6f gold
Life goes on, we know it's true
But not the same since losing you
S Inserted by his wife, children,
relatives and friends.

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FIFA ends goal-line idea after inconclusive tests

By Mike Collett

(Reuters) FIFA president
Sepp Blatter said yesterday
that goal-line technology
would not be used in foot-
ball for the foreseeable fu-
ture because no accurate
system had been developed
after three years of trials.
World soccer's governing
body decided, through its law-
making body, the International
Football Association Board
(IFAB), not to sanction any
further experiments into tech-
nological aids to determine
whether the ball had crossed
the line for a goal.
"For the third year in a
row the International Board
discussed goal-line technol-
ogy. We looked at two sys-
tems and they were not 100
percent accurate," said

"One was very complicated,
needing electrified lines on the
field of play and other devices in-
cluding antennae and when we
tested it in Tokyo last year there
was one mistake during the seven
matches we used as an experi-
ment at the Club World Champi-
"The second system, using
cameras, was not fully devel-
oped yet, but there were prob-
lems with players obscuring
the views of the cameras, or of
flares or weather conditions.
"We felt that neither system
added anything positive and
harmed the authority of the ref-
eree. We have to live with errors;
football has to keep its human
Brian Barwick, the chief ex-
ecutive of the English FA who
supported the experiments, told
a news conference earlier that he

was disappointed by the deci-
sion and that "the idea is now
dead in the water".
IFAB gave its approval for
experiments to start this year
with an additional assistant ref-
eree placed behind each goal to
help the referee rule on conten-
tious decisions.

Formed in 1886, IFAB de-
termines the laws of the game
-and comprises delegates from
the four British associations
and four from FIFA. Proposals
need a three-quarter-majority
vote to be approved.
The proposal for goal-line
technology was defeated by a 5-
3 vote with the four FIFA votes
and one from Wales outweigh-
ing England, Scotland and
Northern Ireland who were in

Jerome Valcke, FIFA's
general secretary, said ex-
periments using the addi-
tional linesmen would take
place in either a UEFA or
FIFA tournament later this
The IFAB had been consid-
ering two technological sys-
tems: a 'smart' ball with a mi-
crochip developed by Adidas
and the German company
Cairos, and a camera-based
system developed by the
Hawkeye company whose
system is used in tennis and
After making a presenta-
tion to the Board yesterday
and then being told of their

decision, Hawkeye's manag-
ing director Paul Hawkins
said he was stunned by it.
"It is completely out of the
blue. A year ago they metand gave
us four criteria to meet and we have
met all of them, yet they have kicked
it out now," he said. "Alot of money
has been invested, a lot of time and
effort and I am staggered."
Welsh FA general secretary
David Collins said: "We believe
football is a game played by hu-
man beings, it's a game with a
human face and there was a feel-
ing it would hinder the flow of
the game."
In other decisions, the
IFAB agreed to standardise the
dimensions of a pitch used for

full international men's
matches to 105 x 68 metres.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the
position of Senior Legal Officer Legal Division within the
Secretariat of the Guyana Revenue Authority.



LLB Degree; Legal Education Certificate. Must be admitted to practice in
the Courts of Guyana and be conversant with the Laws of Guyana as
well as the Income Tax, VAT, Customs Laws and all Revenue Laws.

A minimum of eight (8) years legal practice. Must have a wide range of
knowledge pertaining to Customs and Revenue/Tax Administration.
Must be able to prepare and review draft legislation.


The Senior Legal Officer, Legal Division, will be responsible for:

Overseeing the administrative issues of the Division and
effectively managing
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the Division.
-Identifying and proposing legislative changes needed to
properly administer the Acts of the Revenue Authority.
-Defending the Authority in Court.
Advising concerned stakeholders within the Organisation on the
interpretation of the Income Tax, Customs Act and Regulations,
Value Added Tax and Regulations and the Excise tax Act and
Reviewing cases prepared by Legal Officers and/or Junior Legal
Officers before they proceed to defend the Authority in court.
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management in The proper administration of the Tax laws, VAT
and Customs Laws and Regulations.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not
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Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha & East Streets

By Justin Palmer

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Wales's renais-
sance under Warren Gatland
continued with a 16-12 win
over Ireland yesterday that
put the Six Nations rugby
title and a second grand slam
in four years within sight.
A battling performance at
Croke Park in Dublin means
only France, who will run out

our own hands and we are not
relying on anyone else to
cause an upset," he told a
post-match news conference.
While Wales celebrated the
triple-crown and four successive
wins under Gatland, Scotland
overshadowed England flyhalf
Jonny Wilkinson's feat of be-
coming the leading points scorer
in test rugby by beating the
World Cup finalists 15-9 at

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Wales Captain Ryan Jones hoists the Triple Crown, knowing,
victory at home to France next week will seal the Six Nations
title. (BBC Sport)

in the cauldron of the Millen-
nium Stadium next Saturday,
stand between Wales and the
grand slam.
"The goal is to win the
"The triple crown is great,
as would be the grand slam, but
we will see what happens to-
morrow (between France and
Italy) and see what the points
difference is so we know what
we need next week," said
"It will be tough (against
France). We are at home
though, which is nice, and
importantly things are in

In a game of attrition domi-
nated by the packs on soggy
afternoon, Scotland .:* ijr the
1m:n'. n this season's tournament
vii hris Paterson slotting
Li.me four penalties.
Wilkinson replied with
three of his own to take his
tally to 1 099 in tests, nine
more than Welshman Neil
Jenkins, but defeat leaves
England's title hopes in tat-
ters after a second defeat.
Victory for Wales was all the
sweeter for Gatland, who was
dismissed as Ireland coach in
2001 and replaced by current in-
cumbent Eddie O'Sullivan.

His Wales side were
never allowed to perform at
their attacking best but they
proved they could also defend
with purpose, emphasised
when they twice went down to
14 men for sin-binning of-
Wales trailed 6-3 at the break
before wing Shane Williams got
the only try by darting over in
the corer after 51 minutes.
Flyhalf Stephen Jones
kicked two penalties and a
conversion while his replace-
ment James Hook added a
late penalty. Ronan O'Gara
slotted home four penalties
for Ireland.
It was Williams' 40th try in
55 Tests, equalling the
principality's all-time leading
try scorer Gareth Thomas.
England's build-up to the dash
with Scotland was overshadowedby
the expulsion of Danny Cipriani
from the squad on Thursday be-
cause of inappropriate behaviour.
He had been due to make
his first start for England at full-
Brian Ashton's side were
a pale shadow of the team
that won in Paris a fortnight
ago as Scotland's lighter pack
more than held their own.
"Our lighter forwards were
tremendous especially in the
loose but also around the ruck
area," Scotland coach Frank
Hadden told a news conference.
"In these weather conditions
you've got to be apprehensive
about being the lighter pack."
"We were tentative and
hesitant at the start of the
game but I think that is be-
cause of the amount of criti-
cism that the players have
had to face," he added. "I told
my players never to doubt
their ability."

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Sidebottom hat-trick sparks N.Zealand collapse

By Greg Stutchbury

HAMILTON, New Zealand
(Reuters) England's Ryan
Sidebottom took a hat-trick
to spark a spectacular col-
lapse by New Zealand and
leave the first Test finely
balanced after the fourth
day's play yesterday.
Sidebottom dismissed
Stephen Fleming (66), Mathew
Sinclair (two) and Jacob Oram
(0) on successive deliveries as
England reduced New Zealand
from 99-1 to 119-7 in the final
session at Seddon Park.
New Zealand finished the
day on 147 for eight with two
wickets remaining, an overall
lead of 269 after England were
bowled out for 348 just after
Paul Collingwood top-
scored for England with 66 and
debutant Tim Ambrose made
Sidebottom finished with
figures of five for 37 off 14
overs and Monty a:nesar three
for 33. New Zealand captain

Daniel Vettori was not out on
13 with Jeetan Patel on six.
"Pity we didn't get the

porters. "The first half-hour
today, we have to be right on
the money.

A jubilant Ryan Sidebottom celebrates his hat-trick against
New Zealand in Hamilton. (Yahoo Sport)

last two wickets, it would have

"Daniel Vettori will be a

been nice to get another one key wicket, he's in good nick,
tonight," Sidebottom told re- but if we can open up an end

Chelsea and Man Utd suffer

shock FA Cup defeats

By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters)
Holders Chelsea and Pre-
mier League champions
Manchester United were
bundled out of the FA Cup
quarterfinals yesterday in
one of the most dramatic days
in the competition's recent
Chelsea lost 1-0 to Cham-
pionship (second division) side
Barnsley, who reached the last
four for the first time in nearly
100 years thanks to striker
Ka)ode Odejlayd' 66th-minute
Earlier, Portsmouth uon 1-
0 ai Old Trafford as Ghanaian
Silley Nluntari's second-half
peniaJlr ealed their first ictor~
at United for 51 \ears
. 4fter years of domina-
tion by England's so-called
big Ifour clubs going back
to 1996, this year's FA Cup
has produced several stun-
ning upsets and the possi-
bility of a team outside the
Premier League winning
the trophy.
Today's quarterfinals fea-
ture Premier League strugglers
Middlesbrough at home to
Championship team Cardiff
City and League One third di-
vision') Bnstol Rosers al home
to Championship high-flyers
West Bromwich Albion.
Nigerian journeyman
Odejayi, formerly with minor
league Forest Green, was the
hero for Barnsley on a bumpy
Oakwell pitch.
He had already caused
Chelsea captain John Terry a
host of problems before out-
leaping keeper Carlo
Cudicini to head the only
Chelsea launched a wave of

desperate attacks in the final
minutes with Terry shooting
wildly over and several efforts
being blocked. But the hosts
hung on to spark wild celebra-
"I'm ecstatic, I can't believe
it," Barnsley manager Simon
Davey told the BBC.
"Everybody thought we
couldn't do it again after
beating Liverpool (at Anfield
in the previous round). The
players were fantastic. I'e
never been to niemble. be-
fore and nor hase many of the
Two weeks after losing the
League Cup final to Tottenhamn
Hotspur. Chelsea manager
AvTam Grant is sure to come
Blinder fire
"Credii to Barnsley, they
showed a lot of spirit," said
Grant. "We knew it wasn't easy
to play well on this pitch and
wedidn't. especially) in the first

Portsmouth produced a clas-
sic smash and grab raid to reach
the semifinals, which are being
held at Wembley this season, for
the first time since 1992
They were under siege
for long periods but a pen-
alty 12 minutes from time by
Muntari, after United keeper
Tomasz Kuszczak had been
sent off for fouling Milan
Baros, earned a memorable
"It was the worst draw we
could have got but it was a great
performance and a great result,"
Portsmouth manager Harry
Redknapp told Sky Sports.
"We rode our luck but
United are a fantastic team
and we deserved our luck,"
added Redknapp, who also led

Bournemouth to victory over
United in the 1984 competi-
Portsmouth had a huge
letoff in the first half when
Sylvain Distin barged Cristiano
Ronaldo as the United winger
surged into the penalty area.
Sol Campbell was out-
standing at the heart of
Pompey's resistance while
keeper David James produced
one top-class sate t.to turn a
Patrice Evra shoi against the
Michael Carrick also
looked certain to score for
United only for Distin to
make a brilliant last-ditch
lust when it sLeemed Ponrs-
mouth uould crack. they
A quick kick by James
.picked out Croaliad Niko
Kranjcar and he squared for the
unmarked Baros
The Czech went round
Kuszczak, who came on at
halftime for the injured
Edwin van der Sar, before be-
ing fouled by the Polish
keeper who was shown the
red card.
England defender Rio
Ferdinand took over in United',
goal and uas powerless to stop
Muntari's cool penalty dis-
patched into the bottom comer
United manager Alex
Ferguson was scathing of referee
Martin Atkinson.
"The game was decided
by the decision not to give us
a penalty," said Ferguson, re-
ferring to Distin's lusky es-
cape when he took out
"They (Pompey) had
great confidence to hang on
knowing the referee was on
their side."

and get Chris Martin in, the
onus is on us to play well."

Prior to Sidebottom's dis-
play, the hosts had been racing
along looking to set a target in
excess of 300 by stumps for
England to chase on the final
day on a pitch that is produc-
ing noticeable turn.
After Matthew Bell was
dismissed for a duck on the.
third ball of the innings when he
got a faint edge to a Sidebottom
delivery and wicketkeeper
Ambrose took a simple catch,
Fleming and How put on a 98-
run second-wicket partnership.
The pair made a mock-
ery of England's protracted
batting display (173.1 overs
to score 348) to race
through to 99 for one be-
fore How was brilliantly
caught by Matthew
Hoggard in the deep off
Sidebottom to spark the
Hoggard had to run at least
20 metres and took the catch
high above his head with both
feet off the ground to dismiss
the opener for 39.
The left-armer then had

Fleming caught behind point by
a diving Alastair Cook for 66 on
the final ball of his ninth over.
He then had Sinclair caught
by a diving Cook for two on the
first ball of his next over, before
he trapped Jacob Oram in front
for a duck to complete the hat-
Ross Taylor was then
caught and bowled for six by
Panesar, who then trapped
Kyle Mills in front for 11, be-
fore Patel and Vettori guided
their side through to the

NEW ZEALAND first innings 470
ENGLAND first innings (o/n 286-6)
A. Cook c sub. b Martin 38
M. Vaughan c McCullum b Patel 63
M. Hoggard c Fleming b Martin 2
A. Strauss b Vetton 43
K. Pielersen c & b Vettori 42
I. Bell b Mlls 25
P. Collingwood Ibw Oram 66
T. Ambrose c Fleming b Palel 55
R. Sidebottom not oul 3
S. Harmison c Fleming b Patel 0
M.Panesar Ibw Mills 0
Extras: (nb-6. b-4, Ib-1) 11
Total: (all out, 173.1 overs) 348
Fall of wickets 1-84.2-86. 3-130.4-
159. 5-203,6-245.7-335. 8-347.9-3.17
Bowling: C. Martin 32-15-60-2, K.
Mills 21.1-6-61-2.J Patel43-14-107-3
(nb-1), J. Oram 21.927-1, D. Vehort
56-17-88-2 rnb-5).
NEW ZEALAND second innings

"I think it's great," saic
Fleming of Sidebottom ain
Panesar's bowling late in'th
"It has breathed some lit
into a game that was meandc.
ing and I think it's given '
maybe our best chance of wie
"While it was spectaculd
to lose the wickets and you'
love to be in a position where
you can dictate a little bi
more, if you look at the over
all picture of the game, it'
our best chance of winning.'

J. How c Hoggard
b Sidebottco 39
M. Bell c Ambrose
b Sidebottom 0
S. Fleming c Cook
b Sidebottom 66
M. Sinclair c Cook b Sidebottom 2
B. McCullum c Strauss
bPanesar 0
R. Taylor c & b Panesar 6
J Oram Ibw Sldebottom 0
D. Vetlori not out 13
K. Mills Ibw Panesar 11
J Palel not out 6
Extras: (lb-4) 4
Total. lor eighl wlckets, 48 overs) 1.7
Fall ol wickets: 1-1. 2-99.3-109, 4-
110. 5-115.6-115,7-119, 8-141.
Bowling: R. Sidebottom 14-4-37-5.
M. Hoggard 12-3-29-0, P.
Collingwood 6-1-20-0, S. Harmison
4-0-24-0. M. Panesar 12-2-33-3.

The Mayor and Town Council, New Amsterdam,

invite applications from suitably qualified,

dynamic and highly motivated persons to fill the

following full-time positions:

1. Deputy Town Clerk
2. Health Officer
3. Town Superintendent
4. Superintendent of Works
5. Drainage Foreman
6. Personnel Officer
7. Constables
8. Tractor Drivers
9. Leading Hand
10. General Labourers
11. Driver

1. Deputy Town Clerk
iMinimum qualifications of Diploma in Management along with
;experience in Supervisory capacity or managerial capacity will be an

2. Health Officer
Minimum qualifications of Diploma in Environmental Studies

3. Town Superintendent
Minimum qualifications of a First Degree in Civil Engineering

4. Superintendent of Works
Minimum qualifications of Technical Certificate in Civil Engineering or
any other relevant field. Experience will be an asset.
5. Personnel Officer
Minimum qualifications of Diploma in Human Resource
Management or any other relevant field.
Applications should be addressed to Town Clerk, Mayor and Town
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Miller, Gayle share four wickets to bolster Jamaica

By Adriel Richard

(CMC) Slow bowlers Nikita
Miller and Chris Gayle
shared four Barbados wickets
between them to help Ja-
maica take a firmer grip on
the Carib Beer Cup yester-
Left-arm spinner Miller
collected two wickets for 33
runs from 16 overs, and Gayle,
bowling his uncomplicated off-
spin, captured two for 47 from
18 overs, as Jamaica restricted
Barbados to 176 for five in their
second innings when stumps
were drawn on the second day
of their fifth round match at
Kensington Oval.
The Jamaicans could vir-
tually sew up the match and
the Championship on the
third day today, since the
Barbadians now lead by a
modest 89 with five second
innings wickets standing, af-
ter they had dismissed the
visitors for 257, replying to
the Barbados first innings to-
tal of 167.

Though Jamaica and West
Indies captain Gayle scalped
left-handers Jason Haynes and


Ryan Hinds, it was Miller's in-
tervention that was crucial in the
transformation of the match.
Miller dismissed opener
Dale Richards for a stroke-filled
98 and Barbados captain
Dwayne Smith for eight in the
final 40 minutes, as the home


GUYANA 1st innings
K. Arjune Ibw b Noel 0
S. Chattergoon cClarke
bWillinson 38
R. Sarwan b Noel 0
L Johnson c Reifer b Clarke 94
S. Chanderpaul not out 207
IT. Dowlinm b McClean 36
D. Christian c Parris b Noel 16
E. Crandon c wkpr Walton
bNoel 5
Z. Mohammed c wkpr Walton
bNoel 2
T.Garraway Ibw b Noel 5
0. Bishoo c Noel b Kantasingh 4
Exras: (nb-3, w-4, Ib-7) 14
Total:(all out, 112.3 overs) 421
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-61.4-236,
5-345,6-372,7-389, 8395,9-401.
Bowflng: Noel 30-3-101-6, McClean
22-2-94-1, Moore 18-2-71-0,
Wllkinson 13-2-38-1, Kantasingh
16.3-2-57-1, Clarke 13-1-53-1.
CCC st innings
& Jackson not out 11
J. Parris notout 16
Extras: (b-1, lb-1) 2
Total: (12 oves) 29
Bowling: Crandon 6-4-10-0,
Gammay 5--1150. Bishoo 1-0-3-0.
Position: CCC are 392 runs behind
wih all wckls intact.
BARBADOS 1st innings 167
JAMAICA 1st Innings (o/n 149 for
B. Parchment b Collins 0
C.Gaylec Smith b Edwards 13
X. Marshall c (sub.) Carter
b Benn 27
D. Hyatt c wkpr Browne
b Hinds 47
B. Nash c wkpr Browne
bCollins 23
T. Lambert c Hinds b Smith 61
D. Bernard Ibw bCollins 4
C. Baugh c Hinds b Collins 0
N. Miller Ilbw b Edwards 32
J.TaylorcBenn b Smith 7
D. Powell not out 1
Extras: (b-12, Ib-6, w-2, nb-22) 42
Toal:(all out) 257
Fal ofwickets: 1-0,2-31, 3-2.4-123.
5-128,6-132, 7-136,8-219,9-256.
Bowling: Collins 19-3-62-4. Edwards
11-0-43-2, Smith 13-0-49-2, Benn 21-
11-36-1, Hinds 13-2-36-1, Roach 2-0-
BARBADOS 2nd Innings
D. Rchards c Powell b Miller 98
J. Haynes cLamberb Gayle 18
P. Browne wkpr Baugh
b Bernard 3

R. Hinds c Bernard b Gayle 33
D. Smith b Miller 8
K. Stoule not out 8
A. Holder not out 6
Extras: (Ib-2, nb-1) 3
Total: (five wkts) 177
Fall ol wickets: 1-54, 2-71, 3-155, 4-
Bowling: Taylor 8-4-23-0, Powell 6-2-
32-0, Bernard 7-2-40-1, Gayle 18-4-
47-2. Miller 16-3-33-2.
Position: Barbados lead by 87 runs
with five second innings wickets
WINDWARDS 1st innings
D. Smith Ibw b Jaggernauth 52
M. Bascombe c wkpr Ramdin
b Rampaul 12
A. Fletcher Ibw b D. Mohammed 19
L Sebasllen run-out 11
D. Sammy c Pollard
b Jaggernauth 5
D. Hector c wkpr Ramdin
b Rampaul 43
R. Lewis c wkpr Ramdin
b Pollard 19
L James c Kelly b Jaggernauth 66
S. Shiltinglord c Ganga
b Jaggernauth 5
D. Butler not out 41
N. Pascal c D. Mohammad
b Jaggernauth 0
Extras: (b-9. lb-6. w-2. nb-4) 21
Total: (all out. 97 overs) 294
Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-72, 3-97, 4-
108, 5-110,6-155, 7-191,8-209,9-280.
Bowling: Rampaul 15-3-55-2, Kelly
8-0-36-0, Bravo 7-0-7-0.
Jaggemauth 33-7-73-5. Mohammed
21-6-59-1, Emrit 7-1-17-0, Pollard 6-
T&T 1st innings
L Simmons c Matthew (sub.)
b Shilltngford 39
W. Porkins c wkpr James
b Sammy 52
K. Pollard c Bascombe
b Pascal 28
D. Gangs c Pascal
b Shillnglord 24
D. Bravo c Pascal b Butler 29
D. Ramdln c & b Shlllingford 10
R Emrit not out 11
R. Kelly not out 4
Extras: (nb-9, lb-5) 14
Total: (six wkts. 81 overs) 211
Fall of wickets. 1-97,2-97,3-150,4-
182,5-186,6- 206.
Bowling: Butler 19-8-42-1, Pascal 13-
2-55-1, Sammy 16-4-35-1,
Shillingford 29-4-63-3, Sebastien 4-
Position: T&T are 83 runs behind
with four wickets in tact.

team slumped from the comfort
of 155 for two to 163 for five.
The Jamaica bowling ap-
peared to be fodder for
Richards. He struck eight
fours and five sixes from 137
balls in 3-1/4 hours before he
top-edged a slog/sweep, and
Daren Powell held a fine
catch running back at mid-
The Jamaicans bowled pur-
posefully, but Richards' stay at
the crease was very fruitful for
Barbados, since he added 54 for
the first wicket with Haynes,
and 84 for the third wicket with
Dave Bernard was the
grieving bowler, when Richards
reached his 50 with a square cut
for four through backward
point, but the Barbadian
opener's most memorable
stroke was a lofted drive over
long-off off Daren Powell for
the first of his sixes which
brought the crowd to its feet in
awe, and left the Jamaica and
West Indies fast bowler a little

pale in the face.
Gayle had made the
breakthrough for Jamaica,
when Haynes was caught at
short leg for 18 before
Patrick Browne was caught
behind off Bernard for three,
driving loosely at a delivery
outside the off-stump to leave
Barbados on 71 for two.
For close to 1-1/2 hours, Ja-
maica found it difficult to make
further headway. Hinds joined
Richards and they defied the visi-
tors' attack with aplomb before
the former Barbados captain lit-
erally gifted his wicket, when he
was caught at long-on for 33 off
the same bowler.
With this, the Jamaicans
sprang to life, and Miller put
them in a stronger position,
when he removed Richards,
and bowled Smith with a
Earlier, Jamaica continued
from their bedtime total of 149
for seven, and took first innings
points in the first half-hour,
when Tamar Lambert pulled a

short ball from Pedro Collins
through mid-wicket for four.
Lambert found a steady ally
in Miller, and they helped to
boost Jamaica's lead in an
eighth-wicket stand of 83 that
dominated the entire morning
But Miller spoiled his
hard work, as he was ad-
judged lbw to Fidel Edwards
for 32 playing across a full-
length delivery the last ball
before lunch to leave Jamaica
219 for eight.
SAfter the interval, it took
just close to 40 minutes for the
Jamaica innings to come to a
close, but not before Lambert
reached his 50 with a boundary
through the off-side off Pedro
Lambert was eventually
caught at extra cover off the
medium-pace of Smith, who
brought the Jamaica innings
to a close, when he had
Jerome Taylor caught at mid-
wicket for seven.
Collins was the most suc-

cessful Barbados bowler with
four wickets for 62 runs from
19 overs, Edwards supported
with two for 43 from 11 overs,
and Smith snared two for 49
from 13 overs.
Jamaica lead the stand-
ings in the Carib Beer Series
with 42 points 12 more than
second-placed Barbados.
The Jamaicans won their
first three matches at home
against Leeward Islands,
Combined Campuses & Col-
leges, and Guyana before they
gained first innings points in
a drawn match against
Trinidad & Tobago in Port of
The Barbadians secured
wins in their first two
matches against Windward
Islands and Guyana, only to
lose their third match against
the CCC before rebounding
to gain first innings points in
their previous match against
the Leewards which ended in
a high-scoring draw in


Shillingford spell rocks T&T

to give Windwards advantage

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) Off-spinner Shane
Shillingford produced a telling, marathon spell to rock
Trinidad & Tobago and give Windward Islands the advan-
tage on the second day of their fifth-round Carib Beer Se-
ries match at the Windsor Park Stadium yesterday.
The tourists, cruising at 97 without loss, finished the day
on 211 for six, still a further 84 runs adrift, after the Wind-
wards converted their overnight 271 for eight into 294 all out.
Shillingford's marathon spell of 29 overs yielded three for
63, as he accounted for opener Lendl Simmons (39), the prized
wicket of captain Daren Ganga (24) and West Indies
wicketkeeper batsman Denesh Ramdin (10).
T&T were handed a solid start in the pursuit of first
innings points, as Simmons and Perkins batted confidently
against the Windwards' new-ball attack of Nelon Pascal
and Deighton Butler.
They had put on 97 when Simmons was caught by substi-
tute fielder Mervin Matthew, diving forward at mid on, off
Moments later, Perkins, who appeared well set for a big
score, edged West Indies medium pacer Darren Sammy to
wicketkeeper Lyndon James for a well-played 52, as T&T lost
their second wicket with no further addition to the score.
Perkins batted 134 minutes, faced 114 balls and struck

five boundaries.
Ganga and Kieron Pollard, who scored 28, halted the mini
collapse with a stand of 53 for the third wicket. But when the
towering right-hander was caught by Miles Bascombe off Pas-
cal with the score on 150, the home team became re-energised.
Ganga was the fourth wicket to fall with the score on
182 when he became Shillingford's second victim, caught
by Pascal at mid on.
West Indies all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo, was the next to go
with the score on 186 giving Butler his first scalp of the match
through another Pascal catch.
Shillingford, continuing to bowl steadily, induced Ramdin into loft-
ing a return catch, a wicket that sent the appreciative crowd into frenzy,
as T&T's innings hit the ropes at 206 for six.
Earlier, the home team's innings came to a close with
the addition of 23 runs.
James, unbeaten on 69 overnight, was the first to go for a
well-played 66, caught off off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth (5-73)
who took the remaining two wickets to complete his five-wicket
Jaggernauth wrapped up the innings when last-man Pascal
skied a catch to Dave Mohammed to go without scoring.
Butler, unbeaten on 25 overnight, finished on 41 not

Tendulkar advised two weeks rest

INDIA are feeling the effects
of the three-month long tour
to Australia with four of their
players, including Sachin

A new injury for Sachin
Tendulkar, this time in the

Tendulkar, advised to rest
ahead of the Test series
against South Africa, starting
in Chennai on March 26.
Tendulkar, Ishant Sharma,

Harbhajan Singh, and Yuvraj
Singh are required to rest for a
minimum of two to three weeks,
according to John Gloster, the
outgoing Indian team physio.
Sources in the Indian
board confirmed the same but
added that these injuries
didn't necessarily translate
into the players being ruled
out of the Tests.
According to the report,
Tendulkar is suffering from
tendonitis in the right hip re-
gion and will require a mini-
mum of two weeks rest. Ishant
is troubled by injuries to his
toe and finger, Harbhajan has
pulled a left hamstring, and
Yuvraj's knee continues to be
a problem. Yuvraj and
Harbhajan could even have to
undergo surgeries.

Tendulkar, however,
shrugged off concerns that he
would miss a part of the se-
ries. "As far as I am con-
cerned, I am fit," Tendulkar
said at the launch of Mumbai
Indians, the IPL franchise. "I
have not said anything before
on this. I will certainly play
against South Africa. There is
no doubt."
Ishant has been advised
three weeks rest while
Harbhajan could be out of ac-
tion for a minimum of two
weeks. All the players have
been referred to Melbourne-
based surgeon David Young.
All the four injured players
were part of both the Test
and one-day squads and went
through a gruelling tour that
was not short of controversy.

Gloster, who recently.
signed up with Shane
Warne's Rajasthan Royals
in IPL, had been facing
criticism at the end of his
tenure for the increasing
number of injuries in the
He mentions a. few
other worries as well:
Irfar Pathan requires two
weeks rest for his lower
back, Sreesanth has insta-
bility in the left ankle, and
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has
sprained his ring finger of
his right hand.
India kick off their first
Test against South Africa in
Chennai on March 26. The
squad will be selected on
March 17 in Bangalore.



Sarwan leads Floodlights XI to victory in softball match

... Chanderpaul and Chattergoon also participate

THREE national cricketers
took time off on Friday night
to participate in a feature 25-
over softball game, organised
by the Guyana Floodlights
team who beat opposition
Sankar's Auto Fashion by an
emphatic seven-wicket mar-
Playing at the Everest
Cricket Club ground on
Carifesta Avenue in front of a
large crowd, Test batsman
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and
colleagues Ramnaresh Sarwan
and Sewnarine Chattergoon
were the other players.
It was Sarwan's show as
he clobbered nine sixes and
four fours in his flamboyant
unbeaten 98 to see Flood-
lights XI overwhelm

Sankar's Auto Works reach-
ing 162 for three in 18 overs
replying to 161 all out in 25
Sarwan was also engaged in
a fruitful 86-run fourth-wicket
stand with Trophy Stall boss
Ramesh Sunich whose contribu-
tion was just 12.
Chanderpaul, who was
unbeaten on 161 for Guyana
against Combined Campuses
and Colleges at the Guyana
National Stadium, Provi-
dence, in the fifth round
Carib Beer match, continued
his batting and contributed
24 before he was bowled by
Mike 'Shane' Singh.
Chattergoon, like
Chanderpaul, represented
Sankar's Auto Work team

and the former's input was
just ten. Surendra Nauth and
Mahadeo Dudnauth made 33
and 23 respectively as Singh
collected three for ten from
his allotted three overs bowl-
ing for Floodlights XI.
Man-of-the-match Sarwan
received a trophy while he also
collected one for his highest in-
dividual score for the winning
combination. Best bowler went
to Singh and best fieldsman was
awarded to Rajesh Singh.
On the losing team, best
bowler was Ramchand
Ragbeer while Derick
Ramotar grabbed the best
fieldsman prize. All received
trophies, compliments of
Sankar's Auto Work of

Tiwari elected GCF president

CHESS columnist and chair- was Shiv Nandalall, while

man of the Interim Steering
Committee for Chess in
Guyana, Errol Tiwari, was

Irshad Mohamed will serve as
secretary/tournament director,
Ronuel Greenidge as chess

office-bearers of the Guyana Chess Federation: from left
Irshad Mohamed, Errol Tiwari, Ronuel Greenidge, Andre
Griffith and Shiv Nandalall.

unanimously elected presi- trainer and Andre Griffith as
dent of the Guyana Chess part of the fundraising person-
Federation when elections nel.
were held on Thursday The president in his
evening at the Ocean Spray speech thanked everyone for
Hotel. demonstrating faith in his
Taking the post of treasurer ability to carry chess forward.

He said his primary intention
was that of having the game
played in all 10 regions of
Tiwari wants to establish
and maintain a chess playing
centre which will provide ac-
commodation and recreation for
the members of the association.
He also wants to foster and de-
velop the game throughout the
country and to promote Inter-Car-
ibbean and International competi-
tion in cooperationwith other Car-
ibbean countries and other territo-
The first task of the federa-
tion would be to rejoin FIDE,
the World Chess Federation
Organisation. Only then would
Guyana become eligible to play
in FIDE-rated tournaments and
compete in the Chess Olympi-
The turnout for the elec-
tion was fair, and officiating
as Returning Officer was a
representative of the Minis-
try of Culture, Youth and

West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan (left), receives the man-of-the-match troph
from Sankar's son, Navin Sankar, at the presentation ceremony. (Photo: Courtesy .
Ravendra Madholall)

Squires advance to men's singles semis

PHILLIP Squires advanced to
the Men's singles open
semifinals by defeating Jer-
emy Miller 6-4, 6-4 on Fri-
day at the Le Meridien Pe-
gasus courts when the Banks
DIH Plus Energy tennis
Squires will battle against
Leyland Leacock for a spot in

the final while Anthony
Downes will come up against
Ezra Sue-Ho for the other spot.
Both games are scheduled for
later in the week.
Results from other games
played on Friday were: Carlos
Adams defeated Harry Panday
in the Men's 45-and-over singles
in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. In the

Ladies singles open Shelly Daly
Ramdyhan, brushed aside Alic,
Ali 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the
next round of the competition.
The final match saw Gil-
bert Barkoye and Leylanc
Leacock ousted from th(
Men's doubles open by
Phillip Squires and Godfrey
Lowden 6-4, 6-2.

Federer blames virus for poor start to year

By Martyn Herman
LONDON, England
(Reuters) World number
one Roger Federer blamed
his poor start to the year on
a virus.
The 26-year-old Swiss was
beaten in the first round in
Dubai by Briton Andy Murray
this week, his first match since
losing to Novak Djokovic in the
semifinals of the Australian

Open in January.
Federer, who has spent a
record 214 consecutive weeks at
the top of the men's rankings,
said he became severely ill on
holiday in Switzerland after the
Australian Open and was diag-
nosed with mononucleosis (glan-
dular fever), a virus causing fe-
vers, sore throat and swollen
lymph glands.
The Swiss said he first be-
gan feeling ill at the end of last

year and was unable to play be-
fore the first grand slam of the
year in Melbourne. He has only
played two tournaments so far
in 2008.
"During the time in
Melbourne I felt slow and
kept looking for possible rea-
sons for that without find-
ing an answer," Federer
posted on his Web site
(www.rogerfederer.com) yes-



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Gayle wary of Sri Lanka

batting, bowling juggernaut

(CMC) Newly appointed
West Indies captain Chris
G -le has admitted he is

wary of the Sri Lanka's bat-
ting machine and the bowl-
ing threats of Muttiah
Muralitharan and Chaminda

Mclntosh is new

Guyana Hockey

Board president

Vaas as the five-match Home
Series approaches later this
West Indies will take on the
Asian side in two Tests and
three One-Day Internationals,
starting March 22 in Guyana.
The tourists' batting will be led
by captain Mahela Jayawardene
while Muralitharan and Vaas are
expected to spearhead the bowl-
"Those two (Muralitharan

and Vaas) guys have been their
(chief) wicket-takers in Test

cricket ... those two are chal-

lenges." Gale told CMC Sports,
"You have the likes of


(younger players in) Malinga
(Lasith), those guys are play-

ing international cricket now
and getting a feel and getting
more experience and so forth
playing overseas."
Vaas is Sri Lanka's most
successful fast bowler, having
claimed 331 wickets in 102
Tests with his skilful left-arm
swing. Murali, the champion
off-spinner, holds the record for
the most wickets in Tests by
any bowler with 723 wickets
from 116 Tests.
Gayle underscored the
strength of Sri Lanka's
batting which included the
likes of captain Mahela
Jayawardene and Kumar

Please see page 25

New hockey body: Back row left to right- Dexter Wyles,
Alison Yhap, Gregory Sills, Devin Hooper. Front row left
to right Rawl Davson, Timothy Mclntosh, Les Ramalho

TIMOTHY McIntosh has been selected as the new head
of the Guyana Hockey Board, when the body held its an-
nual general meeting last Saturday at the Georgetown
Cricket Club pavilion.
The outgoing president Philip Fernandes, vice-presidents
Marc King and James Mentore and committee members
Jonathan Yearwood and Maria Munroe did not seek re-elec-
Fernandes, after leading the board for seven years
has decided to call it a day to focus on work and domes-
tic commitments while Yearwood has taken up a job op-
portunity in the interior.
Les Ramalho and Rawl Davson were elected as vice-
presidents of the board, while Gregory Sills will serve
as the secretary, Devin Hooper as treasurer, Alison Yhap
the assistant secretary/treasurer and Dexter Wyles and
Tricia Fiedtkou as committee members.




Chanderpaul hits

unbeaten double-century

bu amlNolled C CCihbckwthsA (it keair

By Ravendra Madholall

RELIABLE West Indies bats-
man Shivnarine Chanderpaul
completed a double-century
yesterday, while fast bowler
Jamel Noel snared six wickets
to highlight the shortened
second day's play in the fifth-
round of the regional four-day
Carib Beer Series tournament.
Even though Guyana's
lower order batting was ex-
posed by Combined Campuses
and Colleges' (CCC) Noel,
the classical Chanderpaul re-
mained untroubled on 207,

Jackson on .12 and Jason
Parris on 15.
Today is the third day and
play is expected to resume at
09:30 h but the CCC players
will have a mountainous task of
achieving a vital first innings
lead. The entire first session
yesterday was washed out af-
ter overnight and early morning
Due to the excellent drain-
age facility at the Guyana Na-
tional Stadium, the day's play
began at 13:00 h with Guyana
resuming, satisfactorily placed
at 338 for four, with

Chanderpaul remained fo-
cused and gathered runs at
will. In the process he

The left-handed batsman
was at the other end when wick-
ets fell in quick succession as

Double-centurion Shivnarine Chanderpaul with helmet and
debutant Davendra Bishu leave the field at the end of
Guyana's innings. Chanderpaul was left unbeaten on 207.

reached the landmark off the
264th ball after 430 minutes
at the crease. By then he had
hit 16 fours and a solitary
Noel, who instigated the
early collapse the first morning
having accounted for Krishna
Arjune for a duck and skipper
Ramnaresh Sarwan bowled for
the same score, continued with
the same fierceness as the
Guyana's last six wickets fell for
a mere 83 runs.
The right-ram fast bowler,
who bowled with good control,
bagged six for 106 from 30 overs
on a friendly pitch.
Chanderpaul became the
seventh Guyanese to register
a double-hundred since the
competition was inaugurated
in 1966.

Noel sent back Derwin Chris-
tian for six and then had Esaun
Crandon caught by a diving
wicketkeeper Chadson Walton.
Zaheer Mohamed (2) and
Trevon Garraway (5) became
his victims while debutant
Devendra Bishu (4) was dis-
missed cheaply as the CCC
bowlers wrapped the innings
up with Chanderpaul left at
the crease having faced 272
deliveries, spanning 448 min-
During his innings he hit 17
fours and a six.
Guyana's bowling had
looked a little wayward ini-
tially, but with runs to play
with, it would take tremen-
dous batting by the visitors to
pull off a first innings lead
and a possible victory.

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EVERY film is an accumulation of various images. The fact
that these images move, change position etc, according to the
angle of the camera, does not mean that the value or impor-
tance of the film lies in some story those scenes add up to.
On the contrary, in all major works of art whether in paint-
ing, creative literature, music, theatre, film, architecture it is the
component part (whether the way paint or lines converge in parts
of a painting; or the way a sentence uses words; or song arranges
voice and melody; or the way a scene in a play is set; or in a film
presented by long-shot; close-ups of humans, objects, landscapes,
etc) which provides and sustains our interest over an inexhaustible
period of time.
In minor art of all types, there is little to ponder or contem-
plate, since scenes, structures, images, words, sounds etc are used
only as a mere means to an end, rather than presented tightly ar-
ranged as ends in themselves within the overall work of art.
Such an approach to the creation of art probably emphasises
its positive, pleasurable side, rather than catastrophic, pessimistic,
and negative implications. One of the great lessons of major art is
how it teaches us to see the universal in the particular.
Great classic films are not simply narrative story-telling, or
scene after scene serving only to involve us in a plot, but rather
films where within their stories, whether told in unconventional or
unusual ways, are human characters, especially women, who by
their speech, body language, personality, attitude, mode of dress
etc, communicate a sensual image to us.
Of what use is this image? It is not money, or a job for us if we
need one. Nor is it touchable or actually accessible to us, even
though the actress/actor is a real person and may be attractive.
But to experience the feeling of pleasure itself is useful to us:
It mysteriously fulfills a built-in yearning in our lives, like a plug
that fits into an electrical outlet and immediately receives power.
The power of the sensual image provided by screen actors is a cre-
ation of the artist behind the work of art, in this case, the film di-
rector, who gets the actor/actress to understand, agree, and share a
viewpoint or vision.
Regardless of what our sexual preference is as individuals, as a
species, women were made for men, and men for women. The sen-
sual image of a woman in a film may mainly be in the eyes of male
beholders, but that is the only proof of sensuality; it has to be
humanly felt somehow in order to prove itself, or the world would
lose its ability to preserve sensuality, and human life become far
worse than it already is.
In 'Platinum Blonde', a 1930s film made by one of Hollywood's
greatest directors, Frank Capra, the leading actress is the legendary
Jean Harlow, whose unusual face, wavy silver hair, compact vo-
luptuous body, and cool languid style of speech, made her the cen-
tre of attraction in films.
This is exactly.her purpose in 'Platinum Blonde', a film
about a daring reporter looking into a scandal in an upper
class family. It is Harlow who provides the film with its cen-
tral images of sensuality, which are sufficient to hold our at-
Stention. When Capra has her walk across a floor, keeping the
camera focused on her entire passage, we see the artistry of
this woman/actress and the beautiful manner in which her
waist, hips, and buttocks in motion blend like a perfect melody.
The ability of the movie camera to capture movement added
uniqueness and enormous sensuality to cinema.
Because film directors quickly grasped the ability of motion
pictures to capture and transmit the total truth of human appear-
ances, American nationalist interests in Hollywood led to the cre-
ation of the Production Code Administration (PCA) in 1930, which
acted as a watchdog used to sniff out and censor sexual, violent,
profane, and criminal deviance in movies.
The creation of this Code, which granted a seal of approval
before any movie could be released to the public, led to some com-
plicated issues and controversies concerning the freedom of artists
to expose the success of social injustice, crime, corruption etc,
within human organizations, political parties, governments, social
establishments etc.
Hollywood artists sometimes let negative, unjust and immoral
actions win out at the end of their films, not because they sup-
ported such results in real life, but because they wanted to reveal
processes of injustice escaping, while appealing to the social con-
science of film viewers. The PCA code started unraveling by 1939

with a simple'linieat the,-nd of 'Gone With The Wind', when Clark
Gable tells the spoilt leading actress: "Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give
a damn."
The word "damn" was an unprecedented profanity in film, and
the PCA grumbled but iit objections to profanity in movies were
challenged and c crruled, resulting in such words littering voice-
over narrative and. dialogue in such recent Hollywood masterpiece
films like Scorcese'Y, 'C.-.ino" and Mamet's 'Glen -Gary Glen -
Ross' about intricate corruptions in businesses and government
transactions, which, to deny any public from seeing on the basis of
profanity or violence, would be crass and insensitive.
The year 1943 is the year of the PCA's inane objection to the
adult 'Western', 'The Outlaw', directed by millionaire Howard
Hughes and starring Jane Russell, the stunningly beautiful and sen-
sual starlet who was Hughes' discovery and lover. The PCA's ob-
jections were to dze-ilof scenes where Russell's figure and breasts
were emphasized sensiially beneath peasant-styled tropical cloth-
ing, reflecting the'reai t of the film's hot geographical terrain.
'The Outlaw' remained shelved for three years because the PCA
withheld its seal of approval for public release after Hughes re-
fused to re-shoot the scene with Russell re-costumed according to
the PCA's advic,. Meanwhile, Hughes fought the restriction in the
Press and Courts. When he won his freedom in 1946, a whole new
respect and tolerance for the sensual image in motion pictures found
Like Jean Harlow before her, Jane Russell established a
simple artistic sensuality in her various roles. She is the cen-
tre of her films' attraction. It is Russell we go to see in her
films because we understand that she cannot avoid being a
certain way; beha% ing a certain way; speaking a certain way.
In 'The Outlaw', it is not the hackneyed story of 'Billy the
Kid' and Sheriff Pat Garrett that steals the show, but Russell,
who becomes involved with both of them. The film is rather
long-winded, except for when Russell appears and the screen
becomes humane and corporeal. It is Russell who is the meta-
phorical 'outlaw' in the film because of her bold natural sen-
suality. She is the one "Wanted! Alive!"
The decline of Hollywood today is a fact because there are no
working actresses comparable to Jane Russell's style there now;
not in face, hairstyle, figure, fashion, tenderness, humour nor sen-
suality, and most of all, simple feminine vulnerability. Most new
actresses are too busy trying to 'act' to fit into roles, rather than

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trying to 'be', so that roles fit them. Except for a number of now
over-40 actresses who pursued the theme of feminine values ben-
eficial to both women and men, there is today none like Jane Russell,
and no recent Hollywood films of a sensitive and sensual calibre

JANE Russell in tropical western peasant clothes in 'The
Outlaw' of 1943 which caused controversy.

like Russell's 'Macao', 'Foxfire', 'The Tall Men', 'The Paleface'.
'His Kind Of Woman', 'Las Vegas Story', and 'The French Line'.
But Russell is not the only actress of her generation who inter-
preted the value of the sensual image. Others like Jean Arthur, Jen-
nifer Jones, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Dorothy Dandridge
Dorothy Malone, and Elizabeth Taylor defined cinematic sensual
ity in diverse ways. The definition of sensuality is not confined t(
nudity, or acting 'sexy', which is for those who know no better
Sensuality in film can project social pleasure by the way food i'
consumed; or the manner in which an actress converses in conjunc
tion with her body language. Dorothy Malone's flushed face, dart
ing eyes, and flaring nostrils during dialogues revealing her clandes
tine use by a man, sets the imagination on fire; Dorothy Dandridge':
special appeal as the first black actress to really let go, bringing he
mixed ethnicity to the surface in cohesion with her body's inne
need for pleasure; Joan Crawford's intellectual prefaces to her loos(
femininity; Jennifer Jones' defiance of convention to satisfy her ro
mantic urges, etc.
Jean Arthur was the unique Hollywood actress whose roles
voice and attitude defined a caring social sensuality. In 'Shane',
Hollywood masterpiece and one of the most profound and power
ful motion pictures ever made, Jean Arthur is the poor dignified
homesteader's wife in grimy shirt and trousers who shares th
family's frugal but tasty meals with Shane (Alan Ladd), the quit
drifter and lonesome man without a woman.
When she sees Shane thankfully staring at her through a wir
dow from outside, her reaction is subtly invitational as she say
to him: "Shane, don't just stand there in the rain, you'll cate
your death of cold!" Her little son confirms her secret crush o
Shane when he shouts as Shane rides away in the end: "Shanm
come back! I know my mommy likes you!" The powerful ser
sual roles-of such former Hollywood actresses remain fresh in th
skillful styles of recent ones like Faye Dunaway, Sally Field, Kii
Bassinger, Elizabeth McGovern, Bridget Fonda, Ashley Judd, an
especially Michelle Pfeiffer, whose ability to build a theme-ro
of sensuality as a social value drawing her towards a man, or r,
leasing her from one, went over the heads of most critics, as
films like 'Into The Night', 'Frankie And Johnny', 'Love Fields
'Wolf', 'Tequila Sunrise', and especially 'One Fine Day', where
in the final scenes, her trademark of the fast-fleeting sensual m.
ment is suddenly revealed when she rests one leg high o6 a bat
room sink and shaves it.
We may wonder: Are all such scenes only sensual accor
ing to who thinks so? Is there no objectivity here?'It is i
wonder someone took a photo of the great Hollywooddirect(
Howard Hawks directing young Paula Prentis in 'Man
Favourite Sport' of 1963, where, in the.photo, we should I
able to see that Prentis knows exactly what Hawks likes abo

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From Berbice to Broadstairs



Mango Publishing, UK, 2006

ONE OF the more outstanding features of this second collection of poems by Maggie Harris is
the juxtaposing of the author's childhood in Guyana and adulthood in the UK. The pieces that
dwell on that nexus are nostalgic, thought-provoking, and sometimes comical, sometimes riddled
with irony. This is evident in the poem, 'I Am A Guyana Woman', where the juxtaposing mag-
nifies the irony.
I am a Guyana Woman
my mothers rub oil
into my skin
sang songs to the slap
of clothes on stones
carried water before the connection
I am a Guyana Woman
my English daughters
rub lotions into their skins
recipes stolen from the forest
where rivers run with mercury
seep into ocean floor
economics create pollution
The tone of this text is somewhat set by a quote from Ian Dieffenthaler (Candlefly) utilised by
Harris: '...From Berbice to Broadstairs...that phosphorescence danced between a middle passage and
a future way...' In the first poem, 'Time', the author writes:
I trapped time once as he struggled to escape,
trapped him in a fist of wet sand
deceitfully trickling through my fingers
They cried: Come, child, come,
it is time you move from this place to that,
it is time that you left, that you went
There is no letting up on that theme as seen in the poem, 'Origins'.
Yes, track me the scent of my skin on a coast off Paramaribo
Trace me that line of ancestors on that shore
Ibo, Hausa. A Madeiran fisherman drawing his nets off a reef
waters that flowed from Chechnya and the Nile
I am listening for the soft pad of a footfall morning
a Yanomani and Macusi morning
Yes, track me the scent of my skin on a Paramaribo morning
where an archipelago whispering the rosary
calls so enticingly
But, tread water, wait
I don't wish to arrive yet, not just yet
To the UK the writer went, gathering her wits about her, putting down roots and growing shoots,
dedicating quite a large portion of poems to her family, relatives and friends along the way, from here
to there.
Other quotations and references utilised by the author are like signposts in the text, like one from
Pablo Neruda: 'And it was at that moment Poetry arrived in search of me' constraining the poetess to
write of things past like her grand-daddy's voice from the porch, 'rising, chastening, and into the lull/of
Miss Moses reciting a passage from Maud.' Those memories are like 'Demerara shutters, closed to
wind and rain/But scents creep in'. So she must write of the people, places, and events. References to
Zora Neale Hurston, Claude MacKay, Pancho Villa, Gillian Allnut, and Adrienne Rich enriched the text
in which the imagination went into overdrive.
This collection of poems is divided into sections which also act as signposts to the text, explaining
the theme of the book from other angles. The 'Sugar Sequence' takes the reader from where sugar-
water was used as the cure-for-all, where 'sugar water for shock' in the rural areas of Guyana to 'Wash-
ington suburbs...all living well in NJ and Toronto.' But for all this, the writer cries out, 'Ah'm nevah
giving up the sugar in ma tea.'
This to-ing and fro-ing is shown from another angle in the sections marked, 'Hotel Rooms'. This
section opens with 'there is some joy in a woman entering a hotel,' followed by the stirring of woman
re-asserting her role in the poem, 'Voyeur':
Don't ask me to get undressed, shower
Become, at the click of your finger, a femme fatale.
I need warming, like a large slow stone in the sun,
Kneading, like bread on the rise.
No, bring me your body,

Lay it out before me, my request.
I'll be the voyeur, you the guest.
And in the poem, 'The Scheregate Hotel':
I was born in St. John Street
New Amsterdam, Guyana
Number 20
In 1971 landed just up the road at Stansted
Hippy and lipsticked
And ready for the world.
Full circle.
'From Berbice to Broadstairs' is no 'Limbolands' because Maggie Harris is now settled in her new
skin, with memories of her birthplace playing on her heart strings. Maggie Harris has now come "full

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


Disability Consultation Summary Workshop
Thursday, March 13, 2008
10:30 h 12:00 h
at the
Ocean View International Hotel (Room 1)
The Summary Workshop would present the
Draft Disability Policy with the
additions/suggestions made by groups of
people with disability and related
organizations during the Consultation
Exercise held February 18 March 8.
All persons with disability and interest
groups are invited
University of Guyana, creating an
Enabling Environment for People with

For more information please contact:
Office of Resource Mobilisation & Planning,
University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus,
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 592-222-4932, 222-6006 ext 2310; Fax: 592-
222-3596; Email: ugormp@telsnetgy.net.

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Inter -American Development Bank
Government of Guyana

BID No.:


The Government of Guyana (hereafter called the 'Borrower') has received
financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (hereafter
called the 'Bank') to implement the Support for Competitiveness
Programme (SCP). The Borrower intends to apply a portion of the funds
towards eligible payments under the Contracts for which this request is
issued. Expressions of Interest are hereby invited for the following:
Consulting Firm Strengthen the Guyana National Bureau of
The consultancy firm would be expected to review the current draft strategy
for standardization in Guyana and make necessary changes with a view to
improving and strengthening the standardization process in Guyana; based
on the above review and changes, develop a Strategic Plan for
standardization in Guyana; develop training manuals and conduct training
of trainers on ISO 9001:2000 standard and application of a Quality
Management System (QMS), Lead Auditors Course on the ISO 9001:2000
standard, ISO 14001:2004 standard application of an Environmental
Management System (EMS), Lead Auditors Course on ISO 14001:2004
standard, ISO 17025:2005 standard and application of a Laboratory
Management System (LQMS), Principles and Application of Hazard
Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and ISO 22000, Lead
Auditors Course on ISO 22000:2005 Standard; develop and implement a
programme for the trained GNBS Auditors to become registered Auditors
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AI i ii By George Barclay

Prominent local


Sir John

Carter, wins

property battle

On grounds of 'innocent

IN 1954, acclaimed lawyer, politician and diplomat Sir John Carter was granted a rescissio
on a contract entered into between himself and one Mahabir Singh on the grounds of 'inno
cent misrepresentation'. The contract had to do with the purchase of a city property in tht
Alberttown district.
Judgment was granted in Carter's favour after a seven-day hearing before then Acting Chief Jus-
tice, Mr F M Boland.
After taking evidence and making the distinction between innocent misrepresentation and war-
ranty, the judge found Singh guilty of innocent representation and ordered him to repay the sum ht
had received from 'Sir John', as Carter was popularly known, as a down-payment on the property.
The topics discussed during the course of the trial included Immovable Property; Contract; Salk
and Purchase; Misrepresentation; Warranty; and Rescission.
The facts of the matter revealed that a contract for the purchase of immovable property was en
tered into between the plaintiff, who is 'Sir John', and the defendant, Singh, in 1952.
'Sir John', who later became a Queen's Counsel, refused to complete the transaction on the ground,
that the defendant represented to him that the property had been assessed by the Rent Assessor anc
that the income from rents were determined, whereas neither claim was true. The property was in fac
not so assessed, and the income was a great deal lower than Singh had claimed.
'Sir John' subsequently claimed a rescission of the contract and repayment of the amount
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From page IV

paid on the purchase
price, while Singh counter-
claimed for Specific Perfor-
mance or, failing that, dam-
ages for Breach of Contract.
Among other things, the
Court held that misrepresenta-
tion made by one party in a
contract to the other whether
such misrepresentation be
fraudulent or innocent, so long
as it has induced the other party
to enter into the contract is
good ground for a rescission.
It held, too, that the defen-
dant was guilty of innocent mis-
representation. A plea that the
plaintiff could have discovered
the true facts for himself was
declared untenable, even in the
case of innocent misrepresenta-
Judgment was delivered for
the plaintiff, decreeing in his
favour a rescission of the con-
tract, while the defendant was
ordered to pay the sum received
as part of the purchase price.
The latter's counterclaim was
J O F Haynes, who later
became Chancellor of the Judi-
ciary, and SL Van B Stafford,
QC, appeared for the plaintiff
and defendant respectively.
Justice Boland, who
heard the matter, noted that
the plaintiff sought in his ac-
tion an order for that relief
which in certain circum-
stances is accorded to a suitor
in equity namely that there
shall be a decree for the re-
scission of a contract into
which a plaintiff admits he
had entered as a party.
According to him, on March
19, 1952, both the plaintiff and

the defendant signed a written
contract for the sale by the lat-
ter to the former of the immov-
able property described as
"West V2 of Lot 29 Second
Street, Alberttown in the city
of Georgetown."
Both parties, he said, ad-
mitted that notwithstanding that
it was expressly stated in the
contract that the purchase price
was $23, 000, it was in fact
agreed between them that the
price would be $22, 500. They
also conceded that the plaintiff
paid on account, not the sum of
$1, 500 as therein stated, but
rather the sum of $1, 000. It
was said that the plaintiff con-
sented to the written contract
expressly specifying an untrue
larger sum both in respect of the
purchase price and the amount
paid on account.
It was so specified, the
judge said, on the suggestion of
the defendant who seemed to
think that publicity of the sale
at the lower price might expose
him to claims from commission
agents other than the one intro-
ducing the plaintiff to him as he
had previously requisitioned
their services to secure a pur-
chaser at a price which was not
to be less than the sum of $26,
Accordingly, as directed by
the defendant, the plaintiff
handed to the defendant on the
execution of the agreement his
cheque for $1, 500. This was on
condition that the defendant
would refund to him the plain-
tiff the sum of $500 when the
cheque, which was made pay-
able to the former, or his order,
was cashed at the Bank.
This promise, the judge
said, was duly honoured. The

cheque for $1,500 was cashed at
the Bank two days after the day
on which the agreement was
signed, whereupon the plaintiff
was at once paid back the $500
as agreed.
As stated in the written
contract, it was agreed that
the sale was to be subject to
two mortgages then subsist-
ing over the property
amounting to an aggregate
mortgage indebtedness of
$17, 000, and that accordingly,
the defendant, on completion
by transport, was to pay a bal-
ance of $4, 500 so as to make
the sum of $22, 500 the full
price as agreed.
But when the issue was
placed before the Court for de-
termination, nothing turns up
on this oral variation of the writ-
ten contract which, as has been
said, was with the consent of
the parties, and which had not
led to the dispute between them
now before the Court.
It is only mentioned be-
cause, without this explanation,
the comment made by defence
counsel on the evidence relating
to the date on which the cheque
was cashed would not have
been understood. Counsel
sought to make a point against
the plaintiff suggesting that he
had for several reasons delayed
the presentation of the cheque
at the Bank.
Continuing his judgment,
Justice Boland said the grounds
put forward by the plaintiff in
support of an order for rescis-
sion was that he was induced to
enter into a contract by a mis-
representation made to him by
the defendant, and as such urged
that completion of the agree-
ment would be prejudicial to

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him. Plaintiff had asked not only
for a rescission, but for the con-
sequential relief of getting a re-
fund of the sum of $1, 000,
which he had paid.
In his statement of claim,
the plaintiff charged that the
defendant knew that the al-
leged misrepresentation was
untrue. However, on the
Court's pointing out that
fraud was not expressly
pleaded, Counsel for the
plaintiff stated that his client
did not intend to urge that
the misrepresentation was
fraudulent, and it became
clear that plaintiff is relying
nut on' fraud but on misrep-
resentation, even though in-
nocent, as a ground for the
rescission of the contract.
Whereupon Justice Boland
explained that the statement of
defence pleads a denial of the al-
leged misrepresentation, and
that alternatively, the plaintiff
was not induced to enter into
the contract by any such mis-
representation, if made, declar-
ing his willingness now and at
all material times to complete
the contract and to pass trans-
port to the plaintiff.
His counterclaims for dam-
ages allegedly sustained by him
as a result of the plaintiff's re-
pudiation of the contract; alter-
natively he claims to be entitled
to forfeit the sum of $1, 000
paid by the plaintiff, or an or-
der against him for specific per-
formance of the contract.

The judgment went on to
state that the premises W Lot
29 Second Street, Alberttown,
comprises four buildings stand-
ing on the land, namely a cot-
tage and three two-storeyed
'buildings. The two-storey
buildings are in a row one be-
hind the other one to the
front, another in the middle -
and the third at the back. All
four buildings were rented out
to monthly tenants nine in
The misrepresentation
about which the plaintiff
complains as having induced
him to enter into the contract
is that he was expressly told
by the defendant and his
agent, a Mr. Charles who
had been authorised by the
defendant to secure a pur-
chase for the premises, that
all four buildings on the lot
had already been assessed by
the Rent Assessor and that
the total monthly rentals
were at the time of the con-
tract in the sum of $259.
The defendant denies that
he made any such representa-
tion, but it is admitted by the
defence that such a statement
vould have been untrue. It
should be stated that these
buildings had been re-con-
structed or transformed since
the year 1941, and therefore
"the standard rents," which
would be the first rentals there-
after, were liable to be reduced
on application to the Rent As-
sessor by Landlord or tenant
under the provisions of the
amending Rent Restriction Or-
dinance of 1948.
As a matter of fact, the
defendant, as landlord, had,
since the year 1950, made
application to the Rent As-
sessor to have the tenancies

in the buildings assessed or
at any rate eight of them.
Four were assessed during
the same year 1950. These
wee the four tenancies in the
middle building but in each of
the four the existing rental
had been reduced on assess-
ment by two dollars because
the water connections of the
building were not yet com-
For some unexplained
reason, Justice Boland said,
all the other applications for
assessment were still pending
in the Assessment's Court at
the date of the contract be-
tween the plaintiff and de-
fendant, and they were not
finally assessed until after-
wards, on 9th April, 1952.
The total maximum rents in
respect of all the buildings
on the land as disclosed by
the assessment certificates
tendered in evidence now
amount not to $250, but
$243, in which amount is in-
cluded the rental of one of
the apartments in the middle
building in respect of which
there was no assessment cer-
tificate but which is admitted
to be similar in every respect
to the adjoining apartment on
the same floor.
After taking into account
all the issues involved, Jus-
tice Boland concluded his
judgement by saying: "Ac-
cordingly, I give judgment to
the plaintiff, decreeing in his
favour the rescission of the
contract, and I order the de-
fendant to repay the sum of
$1, 000 he received as part of
the purchase price, and I dis-
miss the defendant's counter-
claim. There will be costs to
plaintiff on both claim and

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A year and a half ago, I made the dramatic decision to leave
England for life in the Caribbean.
In 2006, everybody I knew was talking about changing their
lifestyle or relationship and making decisions about holistic living.
Panic was setting in for me, and I made a big decision on a beach in
St Lucia: Enough was enough! I was going to make a lifestyle change.
No more fretting about Council tax bills; no more panic attacks when
the brown enveloppes dropped through the door; and no more rush-
ing to work every morning on London Transport. I was seriously
fed-up with the grey skies of England. At first, my family thought
I must have had a nice man tucked away there and could not un-
derstand why I would go to an island where I knew nobody. After
all, I had left Guyana when I was just a nine-year-old child.
I moved to. Saint Lucia in January 07 to work in publishing and
lived the lifestyle that I dreamt of for years. I fitted in just right,
and for a change, I did not worry about having a big bottom, as lots
of women looked that way. Waking up with the sun streaming
through the window every morning was invigorating, and I was ex-
cited to go to work, unlike my days in London.
Every Friday evening I went to 'Fish Friday' where you could
eat lobster at half the price of what you would pay in England, or I
would join my friends for Mojitos at a bar where we sipped and
laughed until the early hours of the morning in 82 degrees weather.
That was pure fun.
But, I am now back in London, and all I miss is the sunshine
and the beach. Why? I have learnt that things always look greener
on the other side of the fence. I was brought up in England, and
although I considered myself Caribbean, I soon found out I was
not Caribbean enough. Travelling for work around most of the is-
lands helped me to come to the conclusion that work-life is differ-
ent there.
Employers are not as flexible as they are here, and laws
are not set in stone as they are here in England. I saw that
people were not promoted on merit or qualifications. Who you
know is far more important when it comes to getting through
the door in the first place. Forget the right to reply it's not
an option. You do as you are told, and don't bloody answer
back, otherwise, you may be walking through the door faster
than you came in.
Many women I spoke to complain about unwanted harassment
from male bosses, and some only kept their jobs because they were
worried they could not otherwise provide for their families. High
profile jobs in offices are not the norm for many women, and those
who had them knew how to keep them.
I really could not understand the attitude of some women there
who knew their partners were behaving badly and just accepted
this as the normal behaviour pattern of the Caribbean men.
I made the decision to return to England for several rea-
sons, but most of all, because I love the freedom of speech here,
and you all know I openly criticised what I saw and heard. I
love England for allowing me to express my concerns, whether
it be work or social deprivation, and I refuse to change. When
you live abroad, it's different when you return to the Carib-
bean on holiday, because you lap up the sun at every opportu-
nity; eat everything insight; but at the time, small things that
Caribbean people accept, or take for granted, can be very frus-
trating to the returnee Caribbean.
The "tomorrow will do" attitude is OK when you are in your
80s, but if you still have a modicum of energy left in your body, it
can be frustrating when it takes an hour to place an order for lunch,
or spend an hour in the bank because the teller is chatting about
her personal business to her friend whilst you queue. And if you
complain, you are seen as uppity and weird.
In England, we are proud to say that we are Black, but in the
Caribbean, people are happy to explain that they are mixed with
Indian, Chinese or Portuguese. And it's even better if they are mixed
with White. They still refer to terms like "pretty hair" and "light-
skinned" as a badge of honour. In England, no matter what you are
mixed with, the White man sees you as Black, not a light-skinned
Black -just Black. ,
I: Conclusion, I have learnt a hell-of-a-lot about myself. I
am an independent, progressive woman-who will not be held
back by prehistoric attitudes towards women. Moving to the
Caribbean has taught me a lot, and I am now able to commu-
nicate with all sorts of people. I will always look forward to
visits to Guyana, because that is the place where I was born,
and to the other islands in the Caribbean for work and holi-
days. But, in the end, until I get really old, England is for me.
I can talk about being Black and Proud and to hell with any-
one who does not like it. It's all about me in the end.

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Sunday Chronicle March 9, 2008

Sunday Chronicle March 9, 2008


The Rule of


l r THERE are more theories and styles of toothbrushes to
choose from than even a professional could deal with. I
visited a WalMart supermarket in Manhattan, New York
recently and counted 22 different type nd brands of.
People always ask.me which toothbrush and method I
advocate Quite simply, I recommend whatever keeps your teeth
clean. There is really not a lot of myiteryI tt process. You
know that your teeth are clean whieney feel 'ice and glassy
smooth as ou run your tongue again them,.ltt technically,
you can confirm clean teeth with plaqu sclosi tablets which
are sold in my clinic for $25 each. Just.be careful to use a soft
n enough brush so that you do not erode-the teeth or
mechanically abrade the gums. -
For many years I have been recommending 'The
Rule of Thoroughness'. The pnnciple and theory is -
that the important consideration is how thorough you
brush. and not how,often. So, based qo this tenet. it
is neces;arN to brush your teeth only once day. The
Rule of Thoroughness states: "The "ttal time spent
cleaning the mouth (brushing the te h. gumis and
tongue as "ell as flossing) during 24 hours must be
equal to Lthe amount of natural teeth in minutes. For example, if
a person has'20 teeth, they should spend at least 20 minutes
e ern day brushing, flossing etc."
As far as electric toothbrushes are concerned, I find
at they are often too rough on the teeth and mouth
issues. Some of these brushes are actually abrasive, and
Sha e noticed that patients who use tfiem can have erosion
"f their tooth structure. The only electric toothbrush I
recommend is the Rota-Dent. I find it to be the most
effective plaque remover with the least amount of
mechanical trauma. It has a built-in safety mechanism that

he Dentist Advises

limits the amount of pressure you can apply if you press
too hard, it stops.
But, be very wary of using an electric toothbrush if you
have mercury amalgam fillings. By mechanically stimulating the
surface of the amalgams, you increase the amount of vapour
released into the oral cavity. I recently had a patient come in to
the clinic because, after he began using an electric toothbrush,
he noticed that his personality began to change significantly.
He was suddenly getting very angry and aggressive during his
half-hour commute to work. The only reason he thought it might
be vapour from his fillings was because his wife had just
removed all her amalgams and experienced-a phenomenal mood
improvement. He stopped using the electric toothbrush and a
month later, when he came in to have his amalgams removed,
he related that his mood changes had improved significantly.
While this may sound ridiculous, current research points to this
phenomenon as a distinct possibility.
Toothpaste manufacturers also
q routinely use excessive sweeteners, and
even chemicals, that can cause mild
S* burning of the delicate gum tissues.
Colgate, my favorite toothpaste, has a
Variety of choices Total,'Luminous, etc.
However, an option is to make your own
S toothpaste at home; it is really quite easy.
Simply mix enough hydrogen peroxide with
baking soda to make a paste, and use it as you
.-- .,- would any other toothpaste product but
Si th much greater peace of mild.
As far as flossing is concerned, I do have
a definite recommendation here: Use un-
waxed floss, or preferably tape. When floss is coated with
wax, the fibres get smooth together resulting in less surface
area to clean the teeth. Un-waxed floss is made up of many
strands of fiber so there is more surface area to pick up
plaque. Some patients complain that un-waxed floss shreds.
In that case, the problem is not with the floss, but with
your teeth. Discuss it with your dentist; you nlay have a
filling that is not flush with the tooth, or a corroded
amalgam. When flossing, do not just movie the floss up and
down once or twice. Rub gently to remove the plaque,.and
do each side of the tooth individually.

FereizeExchaRESMarketAc s

J Supnary Indicators
Friday, February 29, 2008 -Thursday, March 6, 2008
Buying Rate Sellin 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$203.00
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 162.43 175.93 187.96 191.34
C. Pound Sterling
Bank Average 350.17 374.60 394.78 401.93

D. Euro
Bank Average 245.00 267.88 272.50 286.28
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thu., Feb. 28, 2008
TT$ = G$ 28.56
Bdos$= GS89.92 6 months 2.96875% US 6.50%
J$ = G$ 4.45 I year 2.77500% Guyana(wgt.) 13.94%
EC$= GS67.85
Belize$= G$94.81
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.


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Page VII Suday Chon~cl Marc 9.2

I am 23. My husband, 'John', and I have been together nearly four
years. We've always had problems, but we've always managed to let
things go and move on. Two years into our marriage, he cheated on
me with a friend of mine. I got tired of it and left.
We got back together to try to work things out. We weren't
sleeping together at first, because I didn't want sex to be the basis
of our reconciliation. During the first week back, I learned John
was still seeing my ex-friend. I retaliated by cheating on hin with
one of his friends and got pregnant.
Now, 22 months later, I have a beautiful one-year-old baby boy
who looks more and more like John's friend. My husband and I
have green eyes; my son's is blue. We are short; my son is tall.
We have dark brown hair; my son is blonde. Most people tell John
my son looks nothing like him, and jokingly call him 'The Milkman's
Baby'. Yet, John has never put the pieces together.

John's friend is still around through e-mail and MySpace, but I
keep my son's pictures private so no one will see the resemblance.
I've always had strong feelings for John's friend. I know he enter-
tains the idea of the lyay nig his child, but we have never talked
openly about it.
To top it all off, we are living overseas, so I am afraid if I
tell John, he will want a.divorce and I will be stuck in a for-
eign country with no way of getting home. If I wait another
two years, we will be home.- And yet, I know he has a right to
know, and the longer I wait, the harder it will be on all of us.

Nothing good comes from taking a second bite at a wormy

apple. In seriously troubled marriages.
this sort of thing happens all the time,I L
and that's why divorce is an option.
People selling relationship cures talk about saving the mar-
riage, without cautioning you about what may happen if ygu
stay together.
What's done is done. What you feel is more fear than guilt.
Guilt requires making things right and accepting the consequences.
When a person is caught doing what they shouldn't, they often
try to sell their feelings as guilt or remorse, but the main emotion is
fear of repercussions.
You hope to stay one step ahead of the first serious accusa-
tion, but at any moment, the light-bulb in your husband's head may
turn on. At any moment, your son's biological father or his mother
- might see your son's picture. The moment of reckoning could be
as close-as the telephone.
S Neither you, nor your husband, nor your baby's father is in an
ethically superior position. But someone is: Your son. His very
identity is at stake: He is at a critical age in his development, and
he may be bonding to a man who will not remain in his life.
Your in-laws are talking to friends about John's son, and John
doesn't have a son. Your son's medical history is likewise incor-
rect, and you've created legal documents which are contrary to fact.
Your son is an innocent life. Put his interests first.
If you don't know your husband well enough to know he could
be unfaithful, you don't know him well enough to predict his reac-
tion. He may accept things now, but when matters are tainted, they
keep getting re-decided. Five years from now, this could be the
reason he abandons you for another woman.
There are many reasons we always insist on honesty, but
the simplest one is this: Most of us aren't smart enough to get
away with lies; especially big lies. Dishonesty is like compound
interest; its effects multiply over time. Seek legal advice about
paternity issues, then, in a controlled, safe way, tell John.
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Para Medical staff and First Aiders on the estate.
> Ensure that appropriate staff is available for emergency

a) Must have a Valid Medex Certificate.
b) Three (3) years working experience.
c) Supervisory experience would be an asset.

An attractive compensation package in the senior management
categorywill be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications along with a detailed CV must be submitted no later that
March 10,2008 to:

The Recruitment Office
'Guyana Sugar Corporation inc.
Ogle Estate
East Coast Demerara

Or E-mail: jharnab@guysuco.com/employment@guysuco.com

Instrument Technician


Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to fill the
Position of Instrument Technician at the Central Laboratory in
Agricultural Research Department at LBI Estate.


SConduct preventive maintenance on and establish maintenance
programs for laboratory instruments and equipment at the
Central and Estate Laboratories.
Conduct repairs to laboratory instruments and equipment at the
Central and Estate Laboratories.
Advise on all fault diagnosis with respect to
malfunctioning/nonfUnctioning of laboratory instruments and
equipment at the Central and Estate Laboratories,
Advise the relevant authorities on acquisition of replacement
parts and spares.

Technician Certificate in Basic Electricity I Electronics from GTI/
Two (2) years experience in a similar or related field.


Interested persons possessing the.relevant qualifications and
experience should send their applications and a detailed CV not later
than March 10, 2008to:

The Recruitment Office
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
SOgle Estate
East Coast Demerara

Or E-mail: employment @guysuco.com /jhamab@guysuco.com

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This week you will be provided with
will be given Paper 2.

1. (C)
2. (D)
3. (C)
4. (D)
5. (B)
6. (A)
7. (C)
8. (A)
9. (C)
10. (B)
11. (C)
12. (D)
13. (A)
14. (A)
15. (D)
16. (C)
17. (B)
18. (B)
19. (B)
20. (A)

to Paper 1

responses to Paper 1, and then you

21. (C)
22. (A)
23. (A)
24. (D)
26. (B)
27. (A)
28. (C)
29. (B)
30. (D)
31. (B)
32. (D)
33. (B)
34. (A)
35. (B)
36. (A)
37. (A)
38. (B)
39. (B)
40. (A)

(b) Write a get well letter to a friend who has been ill and is away from
school for two weeks.


(c) Write a letter to a friend in the United States of America telling him or
her about a famous cricketer in your country.


(d) Write a letter to a Doctor in your community asking him or her to give a
talk to your class on the effects of harmful drugs.

2. In 120 150 words write a composition on ONE of the following.

(a) Write a story with the beginning: I could not bear to see the ferocious dogs
attack ..


(b) What would you like to become when you grow up and why?

This paper contains 2
or question 2

questions. You must answer EITHER question 1


(c) How to prepare your favourite food.

1. In 120 150 words, write a letter on ONE of the following

(a) Write a thank you letter to a friend who has sent you some books from

(d) Study the picture and write a story based on it.

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This week we will provide the responses to Paper 1, and then you will be
given Paper 2

1. (D)
2. (A)
3. (B)
4. (C)
5. (C)
6. (D)
7. (B)
8. (C)
9. (D)
10. (A)
11. (B)
12. (B)
13. (C)
14. (D)
15. (C)
16. (B)
17. (D)
18. (D)
19. (B)
20. (D)

oil. A litre bottle was filled from the two mugs. How many millitres of oil remained?

to Paper 1

21. (C)
22. (D)
23. (C)
24. (D)
25. ((D)
26. (A)
27. (D)
28. (D)
29. (D)
30. (B)
31. (B)
32. (B)
33. (B)
34. (B)
35. (C)
36. (B)
37. (C)
38. (B)
39. (A)
40. (C)

(b) If 16 men are paid $196 000.00 to be shared equally, how much
does each men get?

3. (a) In a class of 40 pupils, 80% passed the Mathematics test.
(i) What percentage failed the Mathematics test?

(ii) How many pupils failed the test?

This paper contains 6 questions. You are required to answer number 1
and any other 3.
o Be sure to answer fully the four questions

o Write your answer in the space provided

o Drawings and handwriting must be clear at all times.

o Each step of your work must be clearly shown
o If you have to erase, do so cleanly.

o Look over your work when you have finished.

1. (a) (i) 5.6 + 0.8

(ii) 6.2 + 5.6 +-0.8

(b) A box contains 96 cups. Twenty four were white, twelve pink and
the remainder blue.
(i) How many cups were blue?

(ii) What fractions of the cups were blue?

(iii) What decimal of the cups was white?
(express your answer to 2 decimal places)

2. (a) One mug contained 250 ml of oil. Another mug contained 860 ml of

(b) Find the Simple Interest on $7 500.00 for 2 years at 3% per annum.

4. A cuboid A has the measurement of 8cm by 4cm and height 5cm.
A cuboid B has the measurement of 2cm by 4cm and height 1cm.
(a) Calculate the volume in cm3 of cuboid A.

(b) Calculate the volume in cm3 of cuboid B.

(c) How many cuboids of size B can be fitted in cuboid A?

5. One third of a Pole is painted in red, one fifth is painted in blue and the rest is
painted in white. If the portion which is painted in white is 210 cm:
(i) What fraction of the Pole is painted in White?

(ii) What is the length of the Pole?

(iii) What percentage of the Pole is painted blue?

6. A man and his friend together weigh 180 kg. If the man weighs 25 kg more
than his friend:
(a) What is the man's weight?

(b) What is the weight of the man's friend?

(c) What is the average weight of the man and his friend?

Good luck. Until next week!

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THE world is becoming an increasingly noisy place. This is NOT a good thing as there is
growing evidence that exposure to loud noise not only causes irreversible hearing impairment
but is associated with aggressive behavior, hypertension, fatigue and low attention span.
Noise is also very detrimental to animals, especially wild life. It limits their ability to detect danger
and to communicate, which are vital for the survival. Noise also causes stress to animals, leading to
crowding in small areas away from noise. This increases risk of disease and can negatively affect their
reproductive cycles.
Properties in noisy neighborhoods have lower value than in quiet ones: People tend to value quiet
over noise, not only for their comfort, but also for their good health.

What is Noise?
Noise is unwanted sound or noise pollution. It can block, distort, or change the meaning of a mes-
sage, in both human and electronic communication.
Sound intensity is measured in decibels (dB); the unit A-weighted dB (dBA) is used to indicate
how humans hear a given sound. Zero dBA is considered the point at which a person begins to hear
sound. A soft whisper at 3 feet equals 30 dBA; a busy highway at 50 feet is around 80 dBA; and a
chain saw can reach 110 dBA or more at operating distance. Brief exposure to sound levels exceeding
120 dBA without hearing protection may even cause physical pain.
Today, more and more people are living in urban areas, hence more noise is being pro-
duced by more people in close proximity to each other. Modern technology has compounded
the problem, so much so that the exposure to 'booming bass' and blaring 'car stereos' is a
common occurrence. Road traffic, industries, construction and power tools also impact severely
on noise levels in society.

Noise control
The detrimental effects of noise created the need for noise control measures. In Guyana, the Envi-
ronmental Protection Noise Management Regulations (2000) are being implemented by the Environ-
mental Protection Agency (EPA). Using these Regulations, the EPA is able to set and enforce noise
limits. It is also a requirement that persons apply for an Environmental Authorisation if they propose
to engage in activities that will produce noise. This MUST be done when:

A business would engage in activities which produce noise such as, industry, commercial, con-
struction, transportation or entertainment.

There would be changes to the initial activity for which an Environmental Authorisation for
noise was granted.

There is an application fee for an Environmental Authorisation which varies based on the activity
and in accordance with the Noise Management Regulations.

Activities Requiring Environmental Authorization

Examples of activities which require an Environmental Authorization are:

Construction activities, except public works. An EA will limit the number of hours of the day
construction activities are permitted.
The operation of loudspeakers and other sound-making devices in Parks. Such activity MUST

SGuyana Defence Force

The Guyana Defence Force is currently recruiting suitably qualified
civilians to fill vacancies for:


Applicants must have:
A degree/diploma from a recognized University
At least five (5) years experience in the related field

Interested persons are to send complete applications including
curriculum vitae and two references to The Staff Officer One General
One, Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna. Closing
date for applications is Wednesday,March 19, 2008

be permitted by the National Parks Commission.
Operating loudspeakers and sound-making devices in public places.
Night clubs, operators of entertainment businesses. Such businesses are required to soundproof
their buildings if operating beyond midnight.
Disturbance it is an offence to cause loud noise in any building, private premises or vehicle
which can be plainly heard 50 feet away.

Legal Proceedings

For an offence relating to noise disturbance, the accused must prove that the best practicable means
had been used for preventing or counteracting the effects of the noise.
Defaulters, on summary conviction, may be required to pay a fine of $80,000 to $700,000 and can
face up to one year imprisonment.

All persons have the right to complain to the EPA if disturbed by noise. Businesses can
employ sound technology, implement good management practices and effective environmental
tools to help protect Guyana's environment.

Bln k e C p ,R T G R T N rm ls
eitepguynagmalAom it qustonsan *co mets

Guyana Power & Light Inc. (GPL), intends to update their list of
pre-qualified contractors for the following works.
* Programmed disconnection of non-performing electricity services to consumers.
* Reconnection of disconnected consumers.
* Removal and replacement of consumer services and meters.
* Any other activities relating to the above
The above works is ti be executed in Berbice and Demerara.
Pre-qualification documents can be uplifted from:
W The Contracts and Supplies Manager GPL, 40 Main street,
Georgetown, Guyana at a cost of $5,000.00.

A request in writing must clearly state "Request for Pre-qualification
Documents for Consumer Disconnection and Reconnection Activities".
The applicant must be a bona fide electrical contractor and may collect the
documentsrinjperson or through an authorized representative.

A minimum requirement for qualification will be to have successfully
executed works in the area of electricity metering and services within the
last five years.

The detailed qualification criteria are defined in the application documents.

Pre-qualification document must be delivered in a plain sealed envelope
bearing no identification of the applicant and shall be marked on the top left
hand side "Application to Pre-qualify for Consumer Disconnection and
Reconnection Activities". These must be submitted to the Tender Box in
the Office of the Corporate Secretarizt, GPL 257/259 Middle Street,
Georgetown, before 14:00 hours on March 14, 2008

Envelopes should be addressed as follows:

3/7/2008, 4 28 PM

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Notice is hereby given thot the 74'Annual General Meeting of the Demeroro Tobacco
Company ULmited will be held on the 31"Morh, 2008 ot the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel,
Seawall Road, Kingston, Georgetown at4pmtotransodthefollowing business:

1. To receive and consider the Finandol Statements for the year ended 31 December
2007 and the Reportsofthe Auditor.

2. To consider the dedaration of a Final Dividend by the Board in addition of the
three (3) Interim Dividends already dedared and paid

3. To elect Diredorsandfixtheir remunerationthereon.

6. To appoint auditors for the period ending with the confusion of the next Annual
General Meeting

7. Tofix theremuneration ofauditorsforthesaidperiod.


Carol Liverpool
Secretary 2008 Febrary 15




Applications 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 qualification
in related field plus five (5) years experience in the Management
of a reputable Security Force
A Gazetted Joint-Services Officer with ten (10) years
distinguished service.

Essential Functions:
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 Reports 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

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11 Berbicians

graduate AOG

Bible College

By Jeune Bailey Van-Keric
THE Assemblies of God [
AOG] Bible College in
Berbice held it's first com-
mencement exercise with
eleven graduating from a
class dubbed 'The Endurers'.
The class chose the moni-
ker at reference as its name be-
cause of having endured the
seven years it took to obtain the
Christian Workers Diploma.
Three-hour sessions were held
once weekly at Prayer Palace, a
local arm of the religious body
which is located in East Canje,
one of several communities in
the Ancient County.
In his report, however, the
Rev Edward T Boyal, who is
the school's principal, said that
classes commenced on Septem-
ber 1, 2000 in the Eastern
County under the leadership of
Rev Calvin Marshall, who it
was that recognized the need
for trained and equipped lead-
ers to work in that part of the
At Grace Temple in the
township of New Amsterdam,
where the graduating ceremony
was held recently, Rev Boyal
observed that although the
deans of the school have in-
creased over the years to five,

the Revs Asam Gaffar and
Ronald Bacchus were there
from the very inception. The
other members of the teaching
staff are the Revs Doreen
Henry, and Dennis and Pearl
Ram. Rev Boyal said when
classes commenced 30 persons
had enlisted but that number
has since dwindled to 11.
Perhaps in an effort to fore-
stall a similar occurrence from
happening in the future, the
Rev Boyal called upon sister
churches in the region to be
supportive to its members and,
when possible, to offer financial
support and scholarships for.
those seeking higher learning.
Alluding to the fact that
Rev Marshall should be
complimented for making a ster-
ling contribution to the develop-
ment of the school, Rev Boyal
nevertheless said that the church
should not be left behind as it
has the world to change and na-
tions to build.
In his commencement ad-
dress, Rev John 0 Smith, who
is the AOG's General Superin-
tendent in Guyana, noted that
seven years, though it seemed
long, is not when one is seeking
after a higher education.
Defining the word endurance,
Smith said while its connotation

ITIt Nev Jonn smitn
addressing graduands at
the first commencement
exercise of the Berbice
Bible College in New
Amsterdam, Berbice,
is he who has the ability to en-
dure, that one can only do so
when things are rough. He told
the graduates to use their years
of experience to teach others.
"You have come too far to
sit on your laurels. Strive foi
excellence; study to show your
self approved unto God; Preach
the Word, in and out of season
Watch; endure all things as yot
occupy yourself with the su
preme task."
The graduating class were
Elaine Tessa Ault; Salutatorian
Joyce Pamela Black; Samue
Victor Braithwaite; Valedicto
rian, George Anthony Browne
Deoklalie Gaffar; Bisshundia
Harripersaud (Hons); Rajai
Kumar Akloo; Ingrid Bemadett(
Matherson; Gavin Forbe:
Munroe; Samuel David Ram
and Meena Seegobin.
Also attending the his
torical ceremony were th
Revs Dale Persaud, an
Lynette and Tessa Smith.

Vacancies for Literacy Educators

Ministry of Education

National Centre for Educational Resource and Development

The Ministry of Education through the National Centre for Educational Resource Development
(NCERD) has embarked on a Fast Track Initiative (FTI) programme to promote Literacy
Education throughout Guyana.

The Ministry is requesting the services of interested persons as Literacy Educators for the
implementation ofthis programme in each Region.

If you are interested in committing one year to a worthwhile project of helping others to improve
their literacy skills and you possess the following, you should apply:

Excellent CXC qualifications, English compulsory
Retired Teachers with good track records in teaching
Committed, enthusiastic and self-motivated

Persons employed as Literacy Educators with NGOs and possess the above qualifications are
asked to apply.

Intensive training will be given to all successful applicants and a generous stipend will be offered.

Applications can be sent to:

Regional Education Officer (REDO)
Regional Education Department in each Region

Closing Date: Friday, March 14,2008

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sunday Chronicle March 9,.?0Q8,

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By Jolanda Charles
AS a gifted singer, story-
teller, model and actress for
many years, Trinidadian
Anita Grant was already a
force to be reckoned with;
having portrayed major roles
in theatre productions in New
York and the community of
Montclair, New Jersey where
she currently lives.
Now this dynamo, who is
in her early fifties, has added
another title to her extensive list
of accomplishments-Interna-
tional Model and Actress-
proving that one is never too
old to pursue one's ambitions.
Grant was the second-run-
ner up in the Actress of the Year
category at.the IMTA (Interna-
tional Model and Talent Asso-
ciation) Global Model Search
Competition held in Holly-
wood, California from January
6 to 13 of this year; and is the
only West Indian to achieve this
When asked how she feels
about her achievement Grant's
face immediately lights up. "It
is really an honour," she says,
"Because I was not aware of
IMTA...and when I got there
and saw how large it was, and
how many people from differ-
ent countries were involved, and
here I am this Trinidadian think-
ing. well...I'm just
participating...I'll do my
Grant competed for an en-
tire week in front of agents and
managers from across the world
and was later requested for call-
backs along with several other
But for her it wasn't sim-
ply amnatter of vying against
participants from different na-
tions. She was also faced with
the challenges that her age, race
and Caribbean heritage pre-
sented in an industry which

centres on youth and a particu- life
lar type of beauty. att
Grant states: "I would Gr
ask are you looking for me. I the
have an accent, I'm an older ins
black woman and when I col
looked around the room, they Sh
didn't look like me...So I soi
said are you searching for her
me?" Ba
But what Anita Grant took sey
as her greatest setback proved to
be her greatest strength as her she
years of experience allowed her "bi
a deep understanding of her char- all
acters and how they related to ski
others onstage-a quality her so
younger opponents, fresh out of agi
drama school did not quite pos- thil
"I took it seriously though ski
I didn't know whether I was in Gr
the right place...whether I'd for
made a mistake to come here er,
with all these people who are Ci
much younger...I stayed fo- drc
caused on what I wanted to do inl
and it paid off," she says. fum
Grant'sjourneytofameand sh
fortune did not start with wit
IMTA. As a teenager in
Trinidad, she had already been oul
popular as the lead female so- had
loist for the Youth for Christ rea
Concert Choir for three con-
secutive years. She was also a nat
member of the Youth for Christ, Gr
Dramatic and Television Pro- ser
ductions Company, appearing job
on TIT (Trinidad and Tobago ten
Television) during the 1960's" pre
under the name "Anne Smith."
In fact, Anne Smith's voice was ste
the one that brought on the tele- ter
vision in song during that pe-
riod. the
Grant, the youngestof eight of
children, claims that her family tha
was always supportive of her wh
ambitions and talent despite her
fundamentalist, Pentecostal up- ad
bringing. She eventually left the
Trinidad for New York in 1971. cid
She states, "I went there
very sheltered from the church toi

e." So much so that when she
empted to pursue drama,
ant was unable to deal with
wolves in sheep clothing and
tances of drug abuse she en-
untered behind-the-scenes.
e continued singing until
neone suggested modelling to
Sand she found herself at the
rbizon Agency in New Jer-
Grant acknowledges that
Received good training there,
ut I saw that they were re-
y catering to the lighter-
nned black girls and I'm dark,
I went to another modelling
ency and it was the same
ng," she says.
But even the issue of her
n-colour did not deter her.
*ant found work modelling
* several freelance design-
s throughout New York
ty until she eventually
popped it altogether, choos-
g a profession in PR and
id-raising instead.
"I threw myself into that
reer aid was very successful,"
e remarks of her 31 years
th the same company.
"So the modelling phased
t for a while. I got married,
d a son and really focused on
ring my son," she says.
Unfortunately (or fortu-
tely, as fate would have it;)
ant recently suffered from a
ious knee injury while on the
Sand was confined for an ex-
Ided period, feeling quite de-
Her therapy? A dose of the
elpan as suggested by her sis-
in Trinidad.
SAccording to Grant, playing
'steelpan "sparked that burst
energy, that talent within her
at had lain dormant for a
It was then that she saw the
for the IMTA competition in
SMontclair Times and de-
led to give it a try. '
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Grant has come "full
circle." She is presently being
managed by her former agents,
Barbizon and is looking forward
to pursuing her modelling and
acting careers full throttle. She
has already been asked by one
agency to model lot the JC
Penny and Land, End ci lh.hmi
lines and expects t0 irael 1t
Singapore once the deal i, con-
So what's nct for AmnLa
Grant? "Anne Snmth cmnes
back to Trinidad." she -aj s.
contemplatively A later 35-
plus years, come back uith
the talent richer, come back
with my music as a jazz
singer-I left as a gospel
singer-come back and
show them that Canrbbean
women are doing things
in America, >how
them what this Canb-
bean woman is doing in
She adds, "I know%
that a lot of agents o oer
there want me, but I
would really like to
come home and sho%%
off the base that I got
here, that stated here."
Her advice to'
young women Ailh
similar pursuits?
"Hone your craft. Don't get
turned off by the negativity
around you. Hone your skill
and wait for that moment so

that when it comes, you
would be ready. Don't sell
yourself cheap, just because
you want to be in the lime.

iight. Don't do anything you
can't live With ten...15...25
years from now." (Reprinted
from Trinidad Guardian.)

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By Bridget Lewis
"Is Sunday. I sit down hay eating some split peas cow heel soup when ah hear somebody shout:
Fire!" As she broke the ecstasy of the moment, this is what Mabel said at an interview. I was
pleasantly touched by her response because it brought back fond memories of my aunt Cloytild.
This custom of eating split peas cow-heel, or sometimes beef bones, soup on Sunday is one of many
still practiced among Guyanese today. I remember, before the advent of the pressure cooker, that my
aunt used to boil the cowheel on her kerosene stove on Saturday nights. As far as I can remember, I
always went to bed before the process was over. I particularly remember the time when she was going
to an excursion one Sunday, and at 4:00am she had to leave the cowheel simmering on the fire to go and
collect her dress. In those days, the dressmakers were very much in demand and, depending on the
season, you had to practically 'sit on her' to get your clothes.
When the peas were finished boiling, the 'provisions' (cassava, eddoes, sweet and English
potatoes) were added. The soup was not complete without dumplings (a mixture of flour sugar
and water) and foo-foo (green plantains finely pounded then formed into a ball, using a mortar,
pestle and water). I was most miserable when it was my turn to pound the plantain. I had to
make sure that the texture was smooth and that no grains remained. That took a lot out of me
and reminded me of other times when I had to pound black pepper seeds and cut lip eschallot -
chores which required extreme patience.
She would then add Campbell's Tomato Soup and sprinklings of fine thyme, parsley and black-
pepper. The final product had a yellowish, reddish, greenish colour compounded by streaks of gold
which were.from the sinew in the cow-heel. It also had an aroma that was second to none and that no
nostril could ever escape.
I have never tasted soup like that since. The nearest I ever came to it was years later when I went to
Antigua. The 'Special of the Day' at the restaurant I visited was something called 'bull-foot' soup. Upon
enquiry, I learnt that it was the same cow-heel soup (same thing; different name). No doubt, the cook
might have come from my aunt's era.
On Sunday mornings we used to have a weighty breakfast of ham, bacon and eggs or sardines in
tomato sauce with either freshly-baked bread, cornbread, corn pone or sweet bread 'dough-by', as it
was sometimes called. We always had baked custard in the evenings. As if it were a ritual, those cow's
heels which had been boiled and the soup which had simmered for most of the evening into the next
morning was never eaten before 2:00 or 3:00pm.
The most exciting part of the exercise, however, was when auntie sat down with a big knife and
cutting board to dissect and suck out every piece of marrow from the bones. And no-one could disturb
I have known people who cooked a little rice to go along with the soup, because they never felt
satisfied with soup alone. I, too, wished that my aunt would have done the same because I used to get
hungry and was only waiting for dinner time to eat the custard and a piece of sweetbread with chocolate
Many of my friends are fond of saying that soup is for sick people, but auntie believed in soup
every Sunday, sick or well. She is now deceased and, except for the little deviation of the bull- foot
soup in Antigua, I have never tasted soup like that again.
I wonder! Was Mabel's soup as ecstatic as aunt Cloytild's?

(Bridget Lewis is a retired executive secretary with the Caribbean Court of Justice,
CARICOM. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Communications from
the University of Guyana and has been writing off and on for the past eight years or
so for the Guyana Chronicle.)

MEET the committee members of the Guyanese-American Cultural Association of Centr
Florida. From left are, Victor Baker (President) and his wife; Kumar Singh (2nd Vic
President) and his wife, Carol; Oswena Lyking, whose husband, George, at extreme right
is Treasurer; Guenet Roberts, whose spouse, Sammy, third right, is 1st Vice Presider
Dave Martins (visitor); Angeli Brown, Secretary; and Chico Khan.

here was much colour and revelry at Aurora on the Essequibo Coast
two Saturdays ago when Phillip Paruag took Vannie Narain to be
his wife.
The wedding was Christian with Indian accents, a reflection of the splendid
multicultural heritage that is our very own.
After the morning ceremony, which was solemnized by the Reverend Raphael
Massiah at the village's First Assembly of God Church, on Old Road, the bridal party
moved in procession to the bride's home not far away.
And what a procession it was! The bride wore the traditional white, while her
bridesmaids wore red and carried open red parasols.
A complement of tassa drums led them on the way, and the newlyweds and atten-
dants and guests all danced to the insistent drumming.
A banner announcing the. event and stretched across the gateway of the bride's

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SEE anyone you know? Some of the guests getting down at the ball.

THE Tradewinds in action.




N THESE girls sure aren't wasting any time.


THE bridal party, led by a coterie of 'tassa' drummers,
makes its merry way to 'the wedding-house'.

By Raschid Osman

greeted them, while across the road a big tree was festooned with coloured

>ld silk scarves were draped down the front of the groomsmen's suits, thereby
g their outfits a certain oriental touch in keeping with the stylish elegance of
lers in the party.
the bridal lunch, coloured miniatures all along the tables extended the para-
)tif, with the bridal cake in red and white, and red napkins and sparkling
flanking the places set.
ie wedding continued well into Sunday with feasting and melry-making at
me of the bride.
ie groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ashraf Paruag of Diamond Hous-
'heme on the East Coast Demerara, while the bride is the daughter of
id Mrs. Rajnauth Narain of Aurora.

SCORES of Guyanese of all
walks of life converged on the
Rosen Centre on Orlando's
International Drive in Florida
on the evening of Saturday
February 23 to mark the pass-
ing of yet another year since
Guyana was elevated to the
status of a Republic and to
hear our own Dave Martins
and his famous 'Tradewinds'
belt out such timeless classics
as 'Honeymooning Couple'
and 'Boyhood Days'.
And they were not to be
disappointed as Dave, who be-
sides being Guest-of-Honour
was also the Guest Speaker, en-
tertained them in true Guyanese
fashion not just with music but
with his rib-tickling wit as evi-
denced in his riveting speech,
titled: 'Being Guyanese' which
we've reproduced in its entirety
for your benefit on pages 18, 21
& 22.
The event, which has been
an annual occurrence since 2004
and is in the nature of a Ball,
was hosted as usual by the
Guyanese-American Cultural
Association of Central Florida
As the organisation's presi-
dent, Mr Victor Baker observed
in a newsletter following the

"Dave Martins is a well rec-
ognized musical pioneer whose
songs and lyrics have always in-
spired feelings of patriotism and
nostalgia." There is no denying
the feelings of pride, patriotism
and nostalgia that creep into
your soul and overwhelms you,
he said, the moment you hear a
song by the Tradewinds.
That feeling of which he
speaks, he said, was very much
in evidence and in no small mea-
sure on the evening of the Ball.
"From the opening notes of the
first song, the dance floor was
crowded, and it seemed like ev-
eryone knew every word of ev-
ery Tradewinds song! For a
moment, all the tensions in
Guyana were forgotten as over
400 patriots raised their voices
to Not A Blade of Grass."
Chairman of the group's
planning committee, Mr Sam
Roberts said much the same
thing as Baker, in that he felt
that Martins has honed the pres-
ervation of Guyanese culture
through song to a fine art. "Lis-
tening to his songs," he said, "en-
courages dialogue about our
years growing up in Guyana,
and without realizing it, we give
our children a greater sense of
our history, our childhood and a
better understanding of our truly

SHER Khan and Saiima Mohamed share a table with the
members of the Jamaican Association.

unique heritage."
According to sources, the
event was well-attended with
guests coming from as far away
as New York and Texas. Enter-
tainment during the cocktail hour
was provided by Epraim Adams
on pan, while Alan Khan's out-
standing vocals was the audio
backdrop during dinner. Also
present at the gala affair was
Speaker of the House, Mr Ralph
Ramkarran, who also made a
short presentation to the gather-
ing, part of which had to do with
the twin-tragedies of Lusignan
and Bartica.
And according to Baker, the
Republic Ball is the group's pre-

mier formal event through which
they "proudly showcase a
Guyanese who has made signifi-
cant contributions to our com-
munity and society at large."
Guests-of-honor and guest
speakers, he said, are usually
honoured as Guyanese who
stand out among the best in
their respective fields. The
function is usually graced by
the presence of the likes of
Guyana's Ambassador to the
United States, Mr Bayney
Karran, and members of the
US Congress from Florida
State and other local officials
including Mayors and City


SPEAKER of House, Mr Ralph Ramkarran, shares a few,_
thoughts on Guyana with the audience. (Photos courtesy
of Chice Khan.)

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hair in the army?

PRINCE HARRY, second left, and his famous carrot-coloured mane on duty at an
observation post in Afghanistan. With him is a group of Gurkha soldiers.

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By Chris Wilson
PRINCE Hairy returned to London last Saturday, after a 10-
week deployment to Afghanistan with the Household Cavalry
of the British army. Photographs of the young royal showed
him dressed in desert fatigues with a healthy mop of red hair
-an unusual sight for Americans accustomed to military buzz
cuts. Don't British soldiers have to cut their hair, too?
Only if their Commander says so. Unlike American male re-
cruits, for whom the buzz cut is part of the initiation into the ser-
vice, the British Ministry of Defence leaves coiffure decisions up
to individual regiment leaders. Most require new recruits to report
with neatly groomed hair of modest length; they'll even go so far
as to prohibit cuts shorter than. about 1 centimeter. For example,
the Army Training Regiment in Lichfield's manual for recruits man-
dates that "the closest permissible haircut is a No 3," a clipper
that leaves about 3/8 of an inch of hair. It specifically prohibits
'skinheads'. Women are general) required to keep their hair in a
net or bun, as they are in the United States.
The differing standards are representative of the British army's
organization, which emphasizes loyalty to one's regiment in addi-
tion to the army as a whole. Unlike the US commanders, whose
'Army of one' approach emphasizes uniformity among service mem-
bers, the Minister of Defence tolerates a little bit of panache.
Historically, facial-hair styles have conferred status to British
officers. Soldiers across the pond picked up the habit of growing
moustaches in the early 19th Century while living in India. The
Colonial moustache became so prevalent, in fact, that by the middle
of the century, British officers serving in the East India Co's forces
were required to grow them. Several British authors have gone so
far as to equate the rise and fall in the popularity of the moustache
with the strength and decline of the British Empire.
In the United States, military men have worn closely-cropped
hair since at least the 1950s. The standard buzz-cut of today edged
out the crew-cut as immortalized by Elvis or the flattop as
the predominant style beginning in the 1970s. By the 1990s, the
buzz had become so associated with the Marine Corps that invari-
ably head-shaved members were described as jarheadss'. In the
Army, regulations dictate strict standards for a soldier's general hy-
giene and appearance, stating that "the requirement for hair groom-
ing standards is necessary to maintain uniformity within a military
American soldiers have rebelled against their command-
ing hairdressers on occasion. When the top general of the US
Army demanded shorter hair for his troops in 1801, a colonel
named Thomas Butler took the matter all the way to court-
martial for refusing to cut his locks. And when the Navy
cracked down in the 1970s on facial hair among sailors de-
ployed at sea for extended periods of time, the aggrieved be-
gan mailing their beards to an executive officer in protest. (Re-
printed from Slate magazine, a subsidiary of the Washington

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Story Time
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by PeamberPesud

Against my grandmother's advice, I sneaked into her home a
beautiful and irresistible seashell. I hid this new plaything all day
until evening when I went to bed. Under the cover of sheets, 1 took
out my prize to examine it. Because it was darkish under the sheets I
couldn't enjoy it beauty by looking. So 1 touched and caressed it
smelling its freshness and tasting its mild saltiness. But it was a new
experience when I put it to my ear. I couldn't believe what I heard. A
voice was trying to catch my attention. That voice said in a faraway
whisper,'It is against the law to remove sea defence material.'
Although I was startled, I still manage to respond 'No one will miss
one little shell. And besides. I have no one to play wilh so I will keep
'Where are your parents?'
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with me.'

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'I understand how you feel:
you have separated me from my friends and family.'
Lonely, though I was I had to reunite the seashell with its family and friends. So the next day I returned the
shell to the beach. In the act of carefully resting the shell down, I heard beautiful music like a chorus
saying 'thank you very much'.
At that moment something came over me, dispelling my loneliness a voice not unlike that of the
seashell started talking to me, conversing with me, reasoning with me. chiding me, correcting me as if I
was in company with my parents.
Looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, pass the horizon to Mount Hope Hospital where my parents were
recuperating, I know one day soon we well be reunited.
The voice kept me company until I was reunited with my parents.


Haretown and Tortoiseville are 50
miles apart. A hare travels at 8 miles
per hour from Haretown to
Tortoiseville, while a tortoise travels at
2 miles per hour from Tortoiseville to
If both set out at the same time, how
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Favorite Birds and Reptiles

Abby, Betty, and Cindy each love animals;
they especially love birds and reptiles. They
each have a favorite bird: one loves
albatrosses, another loves bald eagles,
another loves cardinals. They each have a
favorite reptile, too: one loves alligators,
another loves boa constrictors, and one
loves crocodiles. None of them have the
same favorites. None of their favorites start
with the same letter as their name. Each girl's
favorite bird and reptile begin with a different

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By Dave Martins

(Text of a speech he made at a function in Orlando, Florida
on February 23 in observation of Guyana's 38th Republic

bridge; many of you know him who was visit
ing me in my home in Cayman a few years ago,
and in the course of a long gaff about this and that
both Vibert and I love a good gaff Vibert, who
is a very intellectually astute 'banna', suddenly said to me.
"Dave, all these things I know you're involved in...what would
you say your life has been about?"
I had to stop and think for a bit, but my response to Vibert
then was: "My life has been largely about observation and music."
I say largely, because there have obviously been other things you
know, one or two lovely ladies; some wonderful friends all over
the map; a powerful family but mostly observation and music,
and I put observation first, because that's the key.
Every writer who moves from the superficial or trivial (you
know, like WHO PUT THE DOGS OUT); the writer who goes
beyond that into introspection; who gives you ideas or views to
think about; for those creators, the song, or the novel, or the poem,
is the vehicle, but ultimately it is the result of observation. Obser-
vation of self, perhaps, but also of others; observations of the world
around; observations of reactions; bits of all sorts of apparently
insignificant things that most people miss, but the observer catches;
and that is really the raw material, the source, so to speak, of what-
ever the good writer produces; he or she is telling us about some-
thing seen, or something unravelled, or something imagined.
I didn't know it at the time, of course, but I started observing
at a very young age; living in Vreed-en-Hoop; going to school at

'Main Street' and 'Saints' in Georgetown; coming home every day
on the ferry boat, with my sports model Rudge bicycle with the
handle turned down: Remember that? The turned-down handle like
a racing bike? My bike was a constant. Remember that: Constant?
You all know what that is, right? I remember when the three-speed
bicycles came out in Guyana I'm going back in time here and
those bikes made a soft ticking sound as you rode them. Remem-
ber that? Tick! Tick! Tick! And when it came out, it was all the
This one happened in Vreed-en-Hoop: A girl, standing by
the roadside, waiting for a bus; a fella going by on a bicycle
and she asked him for a tow. Not a TOE, you know .,. a TOW.
So the fella put her on the cross-bar and they going along.
But suddenly, she turns to the guy and says: "But wait a
minute, I ain't hearing no ticking!" So the guy say: "This is
a constant; it's not a ticker." The girl say:."Wha'! Put me
down! Ah gon wait for a ticker!" Those are the kinds of things
writers remember, and here I am, 50 years later, telling you
that story to make a point.
As I was thinking about coming here to talk to you a group
of Guyanese, like so many outside Guyana, who have made sub-
stantial lives for themselves away from the homeland as I was
thinking about that, it occurred to me that there are two major fac-
tors operating in the successes we see in people like you in the
The first factor, and this is an obvious one, is the new home-
land itself (the Orlando, Toronto, New York, London, etc.) where
new experiences, new vistas, have broadened us and stimulated us.
We are all changed by life outside Guyana, and particularly by the
experiences of our chosen careers.
Guyanese have adapted readily to these new ways, sometimes
in weeks, sometimes overnight; like the Guyanese immigrant who
comes off the plane at JFK talking like a born Yankee (I wrote a
song about that, you may recall.) And we do well because we are

an ingenious people. Like the guy from Linden who land up in
Queens and his brother organized him ajob helping out in the kitchen
of a restaurant....(the "string joke")
If you think about it, in your own life, you will find instances,
like the banna in the kitchen, where you learned a new discipline;
you advanced yourself. And sometimes it's only on looking back
at your life that you recognize the changes you didn't notice them
at the time.
For example, I've been a professional musician since I
formed Tradewinds in 1967 in Toronto, but it was only late
last year, on my way to St Lucia for the funeral of my friend
Bobby Clarke, that in the middle of that sorrow, it suddenly
occurred to me how much more I had come to know the world
because I became a song-writer. Because of some songs I had
written about Caribbean life, I had come to know places and
made friends all over this Region that I would otherwise have
missed. When I visit Barbados, or St. Vincent, or Guyana,
people shout at me in the streets or call the radio station to
say hello. These people in St. Lucia are like family. I have
come to know the little back-o-wall villages in those islands,
and the small places like Bequia and St. Maarten, and the
solid, genuine people who live there and invite you into their
homes and make you feel special. Just because I wrote some
And the same is true of the island of Grand Cayman where I
live. All of the Tradewinds guys are there Clive, Jeff, Harry and
Richard. If Radio Cayman hadn't started playing our music in the
late 1970s, I probably would have never come to Cayman. In fact,
when they called me in Toronto in 1979 about coming to play in
Cayman, I didn't even know where the place was. Music had
brought me to it, and all of us in the band enjoy a good life there. I
have sapodilla trees in my yard; and breadnut; and golden apple;
and 14 mango trees. I even got star-apple; and whitey...remember
whitey? All of that because I observed some stuff and wrote some
songs, and people liked them.
If you think about it, each of you has a similar story; there
have been changes in your life that resulted from the path
you chose outside the Caribbean: Directions you never
dreamed of. We don't often see it as something to be grateful
for, but I'm suggesting to you tonight that you should; and I
don't mean in the material sense. Living outside has given
us more span. It has made us more aware, more sensitive,
more ambitious. It has moved us from the country bookies,
like myself, to people who are now comfortable in very
sophisticated circumstances in a box at the Super Bowl,
holidaying in Italy, even to wearing an Armani suit. Look at
al'you tonight; dressed to the nines. Look where we come
from and where we reach my friend Vibert Cambridge is a

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This week we will provide you with responses to Paper 1, and then you will be
given Paper 2.

Responses to Paper 1.
1. (B) 21. (A)
2. (C) 22. (C)
3. (A) 23. (D)
4. (B) 24. (A)
5. (C) 25. (D)
6. (A) 26. (D)
7. (A) 27. (B)
8. (D) 28. (D)
9. (A) 29. (C)
10. (C) 30. (D)
11. (A) 31. (C)
12. (B) 32. (A)
13. (C) 33. (B)
14. (B) 34. (A)
15. (A) 35. (C)
16. (D) 36. (C)
17. (C) 37. (C)
18. (D) 38. (C)
19. (C) 39. (B)
20. (A) 40. (C)

This paper contains 6 questions. You are required to answer number 1
and any other 3.
o Be sure to answer fully the four questions

o Write your answer in the space provided

o Drawings and handwriting must be clear at all times.

o Each step of your work must be clearly shown
o If you have to erase, do so cleanly.

o Look over your work when you have finished.

1. Complete by filling each blank:
Ethnic Group Contributions
(A) Pawnbrokery
(B) Metagee
(C) East Indians
(D) Chinese
(E) Pepperpot

2. Road safety is everybody's business.
(a) Name two types of vehicles that usually use the roads of Guyana.

(b) What does the green colour of the traffic lights tell road users?

(c) Two advice you will give to road users of Guyana are :-

(a) What does the word Caricom mean?

(b) Name two Caricom countries.

(c) What is the name of the agreement that Caribbean countries sign to
become members of Caricom?

d) Where is the Caricom Secretariat located?

4. Read the following
People in some areas in Guyana continue to dump garbage on the roadside.
This may cause an outbreak of disease.
(a) What do you think the people of the area are doing to their environment?

(b) Write two ways in which people can make their environment unhealthy.

(c) List two ways you can keep your school environment clean.

5. .
(a) With which group of Guyanese is the benab associated.

(b) Name one village where this building may be found.

(c) Name any two of the tribes of the group of Guyanese associated with the

(b) The Kaieteur Falls was named by the

6. Map of Guyana

(a) The letter N represents the direction

(b) The body of water at C is the

(c) The name of the country at A is

(d) In which direction of Guyana is Suriname located?

(e) The Spanish speaking country is at letter _

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This week you will be provided with responses to Paper 1, then you will be
given Paper 2

1. (B)
2. (C)
3. (A)
4. (D)
5. (C)
6. (C)
7. (C)
8. (C)
9. (A)
10. (D)
11. (A)
12. (D)
13. (A)
14. (A)
15. (C)
16. (B)
17. (A)
18. (D)
19. (B)
20. (C)

to Paper 1

3. Egg --- larva -- pupa ---adult

(a) Which group of invertebrate goes through this life cycle?

(b) Where are the eggs being laid?

(c) The larva can also be called the __ stage.

(d) Name two living things that go through this life cycle.

This paper contains 6 questions. You are required to answer number 1
and any other 3.
o Be sure to answer fully the four questions

o Write your answer in the space provided

o Drawings and handwriting must be clear at all times.

o Each step of your work must be clearly shown

o If you have to erase, do so cleanly.

o Look over your work when you have finished.

The type of tooth shown is the
The part labelled A is the
The letter C represents
An adult has number of this type of teeth.

5. Systems of the body
(a) The system gives the body its shape.
(b) This system is responsible to take the oxygen and nutrients to all
parts of the body.
(c) The main organ in the system at (b) is the

1. There are several types of leaves
(a) This leaf is a leaf
(b) What type of veins has this leaf
(c) The lamina is labelled
(d) The part labelled A is the
(e) The type of root system a plant with this leaf has is



(a) the diagram represents a
(b) the power supply is labelled
(c) B is the
(d) if C is closed what will happen to B.

The process shown is
A is the
What will I feel at A
After some time what will happen to B
Explain what will eventually happen to D ----.

Good luck. Until next week

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y adnuS Chronicle March 9 200

Sunday Chronicle March 9, 2008


From page XVIII
PhD, a professor at Ohio University. Our horizons have
been expanded by migration.
To look back on my life outside Guyana, for instance, I can
also see now that that's where I learned the power of personal
belief. I'm sure that's true for a lot of you. I learned it in Toronto
in 1967 when I came up with this idea to record four songs and
go to Trinidad carnival, where we had some friends, and try to
get the songs on the air, and perhaps play in a carnival fete.
People from Trinidad who used to come to the Bermuda tavern
in Toronto to hear Tradewinds play were speechless. "You're
doing what! You're going with a 4-piece band, with no brass, to
play in Trinidad carnival! You belong in the madhouse, oui!" They
were right. To look back on it, it was impossible. But I didn't
know it was impossible, so I said: Let's go! And we recorded four
songs, one of which was MEET ME IN PORT OF SPAIN, which
I was sure would be a hit. And we.paid our way to Trinidad;
stayed with friends; flogged the songs with the radio stations;
played a couple of small gigs for free; and flew back to Toronto.
We went there unknown and came back more or less the same
way. But six weeks later, I'm looking out the window at the snow
in Toronto, and I get a call from a Trinidad recording company.
"Hear na padna; that song al'you-put out making mas in Trinidad,
you know. I want to release that." So I said: "You:mean: 'Meet
Me in Port of Spain?'." He said: "Meet me in what? No man,
'Honeymooning Couple'." In six months, from one hit song, we
had gone from a totally unknown group to one of the most popu-
lar bands in the Region, headlining shows all over the place; play-
ing to sold-out crowds in Astor cinema. So, if I had listened to
people in Toronto, I would have never,taken the plunge. And all
that followed for me with Tradewinds would have never happened.
Coming to North America, seeing how people just went after stuff,
had opened my horizons, as it has for many of you. Like most of
you in this room tonight, I had picked up the self-confidepce I
lacked when I came migrated.
In these cities of the 'outer world', as Guyanese would say,
we learned a lot of nations like application; dedication; specula-

tion; innovation; and, one of my favourites, be-on-time-ation. As I
said in the song IT'S TRADITIONAL, no more of this buying an
expensive watch to see how late you coming late. We learned. We
learned fast. We jumped in with the rest of them and held our own.
So when you examine your success story, to be fair, we must
first give credit to these places we came to. That's-the first piece,
it's a vital piece. However, it's not just the place we came to; it is
also the place we came from, and it's unfortunately true that a lot
of us forget that second piece. The reality is that where we came
from had a lot to do with how well we've done wherever we went.
It may not have occurred to you before, but it's true. I'm not talk-
ing about the politics of Guyana here, and the various governments,
and the establishments: I'm talking about our way of being; our
culture; our attitude to life. In other words, not the condition of
the politics, but the condition of the people.
The qualities that helped us succeed here were forged in that
homeland behind us; in the culture in which we grew up; where we
learned perseverance; where we acquired our sense of humour; where
we learned to deal with setbacks; to deal with 'cunnu munnus'; to
be ingenious, like the guy with the string: To make do; to invent.
In other words, it is the qualities ingrained in us, imbedded in us
by the Guyanese culture that underpin the success we have made
outside. Growing up in Guyana, you find ways to get around prob-
lems; and many of us have come to these developed countries and
leave people speechless at how we improvise and substitute and
get things to work. We learned that in Guyana. For instance:
Hillman hub cap story.
Our Guyanese culture gave us a powerful sense of humour.
Kaimchand and Basdeo working in a factory in Toronto.
Kaimchand. say: "Bas, these White people, if they think you
cracking up, they does tell you tek the day off. Watch, I gon
show you." Early in the morning, the boss making he rounds.
Kaimchand climb up a ladder and hanging upside down from
a beam in the ceiling. So the boss say: "Kaimchand, what
are you doing up there?" So Kaimchand says, "Skipper, I is
a light bulb." So the boss say: "Kaimchand, you been work-
ing too much overtime; take the day off." So Kaimchand walk-
ing out and Basdeo following behind. So the boss said:

"Basdeo, where you going?" Basdeo say: "How you mean, skip-
per? I can't work in the dark."
Also, in that culture, with all that turmoil, we learned to take
setbacks in life gracefully. Like the banna on a carrier bike. Re-
member the carrier bike with that big tray in front carrying cargo
around town? A banna on a carrier bike coming down Croal Street
to turn right into'Water Street. Now, mind you, the bike loaded:
Two bag of flour and a bag of onions in the carrier. And I don't
have to tell you; the bike aint got no bell and no brakes. You put
your foot on the back tyre to slow down, and pray to God you
stop in time. Second thing, he can't see this from Croal Street, but
up from the corner a big truck park up on the right side of Water
Street in front of Bettencourts unloading; traffic passing on the left.
So you boy coming down Croal Street and aint got no bell. So he
hollering: "Passage! Passage!" And people moving out the way. Ev-
erything nice. But as he make the turn into Water Street, hear wha'
happening: Traffic on the left; building on the right; truck straight
ahead; and he can't stop...the banna tek one look and he holler
out: "Collision laka rass! Collision!" Bradang! Guyanese culture:
Levity in adversity.
Guyana has put a stamp on us with this vibrant, colourful,
humourous, optimistic culture that sets us up to succeed when op-
portunity comes.
A Guyanese friend of mine, Terry Ferreira, who lives in
New Jersey put it very well in an email he sent me, and which
I sent on to the Stabroek News in Guyana. Before I read his
note, I need to tell you that this is the same Terry Ferreira,
a 'Putagee' from New Amsterdam, who, in 1996, rode a bike
7,600 miles from Orinduik in Guyana, through Brazil,
Venezuela, Central America, the US, all the way to the
Niagara Falls. It took him five months, but he did it. The
first 160 miles, his sister Donna rode with him. After that, it
was him alone. Not many people know this amazing story of
this amazing guy: 7,600 miles in five months. That's the kind
of man he is. He made the ride to draw attention to an
organization he started in New Jersey called 'Quiet Noise',
to try and stamp out the public stigma towards mental illness.
This is a banna who has been a success outside Guyana, but
hear'what he says: "Of all the things I am, have done, claim
to be, or was brave enough to dream about, the most
important aspect of my being is buried in the lucky shot that
I was born Guyanese. Let me put it this way I would dislike
Please turn to page XXII

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The Guyana Water Inc. invites Tenders for the

following projects:

1. Procurement of Materials and Works for Upgrade of Service Connections and
installation of Water Meters and MeterBoxes:

Bid Identification No. GWI GOG -P009-C01-2008
Bid Identification No. GWI P012 C01 2008.
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG -P013 2008
Bid Identification No. GWI-GOG P014 -CO1 2008
Bid Identification No. GWI GOG P016 C01 2008

2. Procurement of Materials and Works for Upgrade of Service Connections at:

Bid Identification No. GWI GOG P015 CO1 2008.
Identification No. GWI DFID P017 CO1 2008.
Bid Identification No. GWI- DFID -P018-C01-2008
Bid Identification io. GWI- DFID -P019-C01-2008
Bid Documents can be purchased from Friday, March 7-, 2008, from the Cashier: Guyana
Water Inc., Shelter Belt, Vlissengen Road and Church Street, Bel Air Park, Georgetown,
Tel: 592 225 5516, Fax: 52 226 6059 for a non-refundable fee of G$10,000 each. Bids
must be deposited in the GWI's Tender Box located at Guyana Water Inc., Lot 10, Fort
Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 14:00hrs, Tuesday, March 18, 2008
when bids will be open in the presence bidders.

3a7/2os 4:30 PM

Pa2e XXI




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

(i) Regional Project Coordinator, Regional Agricultural
Policy and Planning Framework
(ii) Project Coordinator, Agribusiness Enterprise,

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

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the"
following web sites- www.caricom.org, www.caribank.orgi
www.oecs.org and www.caribbeanjobsonline.com.

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

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from
March 19,2008.

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From page XXI
being from elsewhere. We are such a bright bunch of people;
common sense and ability galore. As individuals, we are
usually ready for the chance, the task and the challenge.
"How many times we hear about one of us who started out
with nothing, not even a proper cricket bdt, school books, even
shoes, or the ability to construct a proper sentence, bare-foot but
hungry for improvement, making it all the way to the top of his or
her endeavour?
"Give me my people's company, and I am most happy. Give
me my country's spin't, give me my people's outlook and I am
boss in anything I choose. Fixing, reaching for, or solving anything
that is often a headache for others, is often a breeze for us. Long
live North America, where I find myself, but long live Guyana that
gave me the tools.to succeed."
Terry is making the point I'm making: Our life in Guyana pre-
pared us to succeed.
Now I know there will be some who reject what I'm say-
ing; who feel Guyana has given them nothing; and they owe
Guyana nothing. I hear'them. I hear them loud and clear. They
haven't gone home in years, but I also see them same people
Saturday morning in the Caribbean market buying their curry
powder and their hassar; and I see them in their house par-
ties grooving to soca and reggae; and I still see them in their
Dockers pants in the roti shop; and Christmas morning in
their fancy house they still have garlic pork on the stove. And
if you give them two rum they end up telling you of the cham-
pion cashew tree they had in Forshaw Street.
Ah sorry for them as they try to evade the culture like Sarwan

dodging a bouncer; you.can't evade your culture banna. It's on
you like a stain. For everybody, not just Guyanese, yourculture
follows you wherever you go. It is part of you. Like the Sikh with
his turban, or the Islamic woman with the veil, you can see it; you
can see it in the 'Trinis'. Trinidadians are the only people who
coming into your house, no music playing, but they chipping. Some-
times you can smell it, as in my sister's apartment building in
Toronto: You walk down the hall, doors closed, but you know some
Pakistani living there you can smell the geera and the Basmati
rice. Sometimes you can hear it: Traffic stop in the middle of some
American suburb, 2 o'clock in the morning. You can hear reggae
pumping through the door who'living there?
Wherever we wander, our Guyanese culture sustains us and for-
tifies us. It comforts us. When we have a hard time at work or
with a client, we silently tell the man about he 'beetee' and the
pressure ease. When we girl-friend give we a hard time, we put on
Sahani Raat. cry lil' bit, and feel better. When family come to visit,
Sis roti, and pepper pot, and cook up KFC put one side. You
walking down the street somber, you run into a panda. "Oh score!
So buddy, wha giein on!" And just so, a smile on your face. Can
you imagine a life without roti and curry, or metagee? Is there a
Sweeter dessert than paynoos? Can you imagine Christmas with-
out pepperpot and garlic pork? I know a Guyanese working on the
DEW line in Alaska. He say: "Dave, Christmas. I drop a garlic pork
pon dey backside; um almost melt the glacier."
Just think about the ingredients of this culture and how
they never leave you. Every time you see a picture of Stabroek
Market, you make a connection. You can hear your culture in
the sound of a dray cart going down Lamaha Street: Clop!
Clop! Clop! Clop! You can see it in the guys up in the tree

'pope-in' cricket..Or in the Jordanite with the bottle lamp in
town; or in the sweep of the Essequibo, as my friend lan
McDonald calls it, 'The Mighty Essequibo'; you can feel it in
that early morning. dew up in the Abary; you can smell it in
that punt-trench odour when you passing
Diamond...remember that? Guyanese driving two English
people from the airport. They passing Diamond. The English-
woman says: "Good Lord, driver! What is that awful odour!"
Guyanese smiles... takes a deep breath: "That's Diamond Es-
tate, madam. Smell today; rum tomorrow."
And the other thing to notice is that the culture endures. It does
not fade. Fifty years after he leave Guyana, my friend Colin
Cholmondeley, now living in India, first thing every morning after
he tek a pee, guess what Colin doing? He reading the Guyana news-
papers online. Every day. As we say in GT: The culture got he
The politicians may stumble, the economy may be struggling,
but our culture stays strong. Even when there is madness about,
as there is now in Guyana, in Agricola and Lusignan and Bartica, in
the middle of all that, the culture continues. And it will come out
whole in the end. The current, madness will pass away; the culture
will survive that. And the children of the culture, thousands like
you, carry it wherever they go, as you have carried it and drawn
strength and joy from it.
You have it here with you, in this hotel tonight, in this place
3,000 miles from Guyana. You have come all that way, and your
culture has come with you. It will never leave you, as you will
never leave it. As the song says: IS WE OWN.
"Mary and Paul up. on the seawall, is we own. And the gal
foot fine, but lawd; she behind is we own."
We should be proud of Orlando and New York and Toronto
and all the other arenas of our achievements. But we must be
proud of our beginnings, too, and be proud of the culture that
produced us. At the core, wherever we are, it is the essence of
who we are.
Alyou walk good!

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

(i) Programme Coordinator, Illicit Drugs
(ii) Monetary and Fiscal Policy Specialist
(iii) Procurement Specialist, PANCAP

The positions listed at (i)-(iil are" being recruited for the Caribbean
Integration Support Programme (CISP) which is being funded under
the 9" European Developmert Fi d (EDF).

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the
following web sites- www.caricom.brg, www.caribank.org;
www.oecs.org and wwvw caribbeanjoosonline.com.

Applications with fulr curriculum details, including nationality, work
experier ze, educational qualifications, summary of professional
skills Fidlor expertise, language proficiency, list of professional
publications, three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar
with the applicant's work), ar.d otner relevant information, should be
sent to the Adviser. Human Resource Management, Caribbean
Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana
and sent by e-mail to applnhrm@c3ricom.org.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 12
March 2008.


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

(I) Administrative Assistant, CARICOM Single Economy Unit
(ii) Administrative Assistant, Illicit Drugs.

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

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

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality,
work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills and/or 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 applnhrm@caricom.org.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 12
March 2008.


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Suitably qualified persons are invited to express interest in the position ofAudit Director as

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should preferably have obtained:

Membership of any one of the recognized professional accounting bodies, e.g., ACCA,

Post-graduate Degree in Business Management, Finance, Economics or other related field
plus four (4) years post qualification experience in a senior accounting/auditing
environment: OR

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 through 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 Manager.

The incumbent would be responsible for:

Preparing appropriate plans and properly managing the 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 consistent with the Laws of Guyana and the Audit
Act in particular.

Detailed information on the terms of reference can be obtained from:

The Human Resources Division
Audit Office of Guyana
63 High Street
Tel. No. 225-1030
Email: delmar.tobinf&audit.org.gy

The closing date for applications is March 14, 2008.


4,1 ..
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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 I/II 1
Electrical Electrical Installation Lecturer II 111
Electrical Engineering Lecturer II 1
Agriculture Machinery Lecturer I/II 2
Mechanical Motor Vehicle Lecturer I/II 1
Fitting & Machining Lecturer I/11 1
Land Surveying Land Surveying Lecturer II 1
Science Science Lecturer II 1
General Mathematics & English Language Lecturer II 1
1. Lecturerl:
Guyana Technical Education Examination (GTEE) Advanced Craft
Certificate or equivalent qualification in the relevant field PLUS 3 years
relevant experience.
2. LecturerII:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification in the relevant field 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 of Academic/Professional qualifications must be
addressed to:
The Chairman
GTI Board of Governors

Thru: "The Principal
Government Technical Institute
Non-Pariel Park, G/town.

Not later than Wednesday, March 31.2008 at 15:30 h.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



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 (Two Years Full-Time)
Science (Two Years Full-Time)
Land Surveying (Two Years Full-Time)


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)


5.1 Ordinary Diploma in Computer Science (Two Years Full-Time)
5.2 Ordinary Certificate in Computer Science (Two Years Evening)


6.1 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 Proficiency 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

- Craft Courses

- Technician Courses

- Business Courses and Information

Technical Teacher Training in Education

Applicants must possess the Guyana Technical Education Examination (GTEE) Advanced
Certificate or equivalent and two (2) years teaching experience in any Technical Subject.

Application forms will be available at the GovernmentTechnical Institute (Admin office)
from February 4, 2008 between 9:00 and 16:00 h, Mondays through Fridays.

Please note that April 5, 2008 is the deadline to uplift application forms.

Onwuzirike Patrick Chinedu
Principal (ag.)

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Ministry of Home Affairs

During a Consultation on the crime situation between H.E.
President Bharrat Jagdeo and Stakeholders, it was agreed
that persons who have an interest in improving the work of
Community Policing Groups should meet with the Minister of
Home Affairs.

As a follow-up to this undertaking, the Ministry of Home
Affairs will convene a meeting with Stakeholders.

VENUE: GNS Sports Complex, Carifesta


Monday, March 10, 2008
16:00 h (4:00pm)

Invitation for Bids

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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




Construction of Scour Protection at La-Union Outfall Channel, Essequibo,
Region 2
Construction of Irrigation Structures at Garden of Eden, East Bank
Demerara, Region 4
Rehabilitation of Buxton Pump Basin, East Coast Demerara. Region 4
Repairs to Structures along the Crown Dam, East Coast Demerara, Region 4

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003.
3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain further
information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority during normal working hours.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road,
Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars
($5.000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each
bid document.
5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the
of the Bidder and marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for

Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09:00 h on
Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected

6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in the boardroom of the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Ministry of Finance at
the above address.

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

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2% of
the bid sum.
9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance
reserves the right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority




County Of Berbice

The under-mentioned applications have been received for the grant of certificates
for the issue of Excise licences under the provision of Section 10 (4) of the
Intoxication Liquor Licensing Act, Chapter 82:21

New Licences
Situation of premise in
Type of licence Name and Address of Applicant respect of which
.application was made
Restaurant Deodat Narine Lot # 55 Village,
Liquor Lot # 55 Village, Corentyne, Berbice Corentyne, Berbice
Restaurant Clarence Hernandes & Salima Shakir Lot 3-31, King Street,
Liquor Lot 3-31, King Street, New New Amsterdam, Berbice
Amsterdam, Berbice
Restaurant Rawjhen Armogum Lot 246, Nigg Squatting
Liquor Lot 246, Nigg Squatting Area, Area, Corentyne, Berbice
Corentyne, Berbice
Restaurant Liquor Lloyd Roberts Lot 24-31, Alexander
Lot 24-31, Alexander Street, New Street, New Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, Berbice. Berbice.
Type of Licence Name and Name and Address Situation of
Address of Licencee of Transferee premise in
respect of which
application was
Restaurant Elrick'Lambert Lauren Mc Calman Lot No. 53, Village,
Liquor Lot No. 53, Village, Lot No. 53, Village, Corentyne, Berbice
Corentyne, Berbice Corentyne, Berbice

Restaurant Soberdhan Goolcharran Pushwantie Lot 49'A', No. 67,
Liquor Lot 49, 'A', No. 67, Goolcharan Village, Corentyne,
Village, Corentyne, Lot 49, 'A', No. 67, Berbice
Berbice Village, Corentyne,
Hotel Herbert Patrick Benn Arnold King Lot 59, 'D',
Lot 59, 'D', Rovehall Lot 59, 'D', Rovehall Rovehall Town,
Town, Corentyne, Town, Corentyne, Corentyne, Berbice
Berbice Berbice

These applications will be considered by the district licensing board of the county of
Berbice at 13:00 hours (1pm) on 18"' March, 2008 at the New Amsterdam Magistrate's
Court and at such time and place as the board may think fit to adjourn the meeting.

Copies of notices of opposition should be served in accordance with section 15 (1) (a) and
section 22 (7) of chapter 82:21.

Mr. Khurshid Sattaur
Guyana revenue Authority



The Guyana Revenue Authority hereby inform headteachers who have applied for tax
exemption to purchase motor vehicles to check with the Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Education and/or the Guyana Teachers Union to determine whether Cabinet
has approved their applications.

Persons who have been approved for such exemption must submit the following to the
Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority to facilitate the processing of such

Personal application
Recommendation from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education
Copy of passport or National Identification card showing name and date of birth
Quotation/invoice of vehicle
Remission Unit Tax Exemption Application (This can be downloaded from the
GRA's website www.revenuegy.org)
Motor vehicle drivers licence

The GRA urges those who have been approved to submit the above mentioned documents
at the earliest possible time to facilitate the tax exemption approval by the GRA.

For further information contact the Remission Unit on telephone numbers 227 8542,

Sunday Chronicle March 9 2008


Ministry of Health
Lot 1, Brickdam, Georgetown

1. The Ministry of Health invites Tenders from eligible and qualified Contractors to submit
bids for the execution of the following works and services.

a. Maintenance services of Air Conditioning systems
b. Maintenance of Biomedical Engineering services
c. Weeding and cleaning of the Ministry of Health compounds
d. Provision of Sanitact Services
e. Provision of Pest Control and Termite treatment services
f. Provision of Binding Services
g. Provision of Security Services
h. Provision of Consultancy Services

2. Interested eligible contractors may obtain their Tender Documents from the
Administration Department, Ministry of Health, Lot 1 Brickdam, Georgetown from
09:00 -15:00 h Mondayto Friday upon receipt ofa non-refundable fee of $4,000.00

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

4. Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must be placed in the Tender Box situated
at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Main and Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown, not later than Tuesday, March 18,2008 at 09:00 h.

5. Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing period. Tenderers or their
representatives are invited to attend the openings.

6. Each tender must be accompanied by valid certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner General, Guyana Revenue Authority (GRD) and from the General
Manager, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual, if individual is
tendering or company if company is tendering. A Bid Security of 2% of the tendered sum
is required. Failure to do so will result in automatic disqualification ofthe Tender.

Tenders which do not meet the requirements above will be deemed non responsive.

The Ministry of Health does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health



A vacancy exists for a Hinterland Coordinator in the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (EFA-'
FTI), Ministry ofEducation, Guyana.

The Hinterland Coorginator will perform all the duties of a Planner with particular emphasis on
the hinterland regions


TheHinterlandCoor4inator should have a minimum qualification of

FirstDegre inSocial Sciences orEducation fromarecognizeduniversity.


The Hinterland Coorbinator shouldhave at least

Three (3) years experience working in the hinterland regions of Guyana
Working knowledge ofthe culture ofthe Indigenous Peoples ofGuyana.

The Terms'of Reference for this position can be obtained from Personnel Department. Ministry of
Education, 21Brickdam, Georgetown.

Applications should be clearly marked VACANCY FOR HINTERLAND COORDINATOR,
Education forAlI-FastTrack Initiative on the envelope and placed in the Tender Box, Ministry
of Education, 21:Brickdam, Georgetown not laterthan Friday, March 28,2008.

Pulandar Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

Sunday Chronicle March 9, 2008 PageXXV

W ARIES: Your ardent curiosity does more than just satisfy your mind -- it often in-
spires others, too. Share your passion for a certain band, movie, fashion designer,
food, magazine, or novel with someone else, today. Preferably, choose someone you'd
like to show an intimidate side of yourself to. Give them this glimpse into what fires
jf your imagination, and you will give them a good idea of the kind of intellectual heat
you offer. In all probability, they will offer to share something with you.

STAURUS: If you are in the mood to do some shopping, or if you need to pick up a
few supplies, be very mindful of where you shop. Don't just go where it's most con-
venient -- go where you can get the best buys. Whether or not you are worried about
saving money right now, you should be careful not to get taken for a ride. Look for
good values. Later in the day, make yourself available for a friend who needs some
advice. They need to hear what you would do if you were them.

'. GEMINI: Today will provide you with the perfect opportunity to confront someone
you've been having trouble with. You'll be able to communicate your issues without
any anger or defensiveness erupting -- as long as you stay tuned in to your more
compassionate side. Try to put yourself in their shoes, and you'll see how to deliver.
your message without offending them or hurting their feelings. By respecting them,
you set up a great foundation for a stronger relationship.

S' CANCER: Your relationship with an authority figure has been generating a lot of
/ friction lately, as the two of you have been going through a bit of a power struggle.
SGood for you for not backing down and automatically doing whatever they say. It's
/', important to question authority, and you are right to do so. But today, it's time to
Back down. Stop being such a contrarian. You two need to get tlngs done -- and in
order to do so, you have to yield to their will for now.

LEO: Today, you are likely to meet someone from another country or culture who
has a lot to offer you -- including an education. They have an interesting story to tell
that will change your opinion about something you thought you thought you under-
stood like the back of your hand: Your miid is still open to learning a lot more about
the world, and you're ready to soak up a new philosophy. The best part is that you
can help this person learn new things, too. This conversation won't be just a one way

VIRGO: Avoid anything that looks like it could evolve.into a combative situation
today. Big egos are entering the scene, and all of them are willing to say whatever
they need to say in order to get what they want. Are you willing to fight dirty? Of
course not. Fighting dirty gets you dirty. And you'd like to keep your hands clean,
here! The solution? Skip out on this drama altogether. And if you can't avoid it, then
do your best impression of a peacemaker.

SLIBRA: Are you looking for a creative spark? A flash of inspiration? Your creativity
will be stimulated greatly if you can squeeze in a few hours of 'alone time' today. It's
not selfish to want to be by yourself right now -- it's smart, and it is very healthy.
Some of your more social frcilds probably won't understand your ability to enjoy
being alone, but they will support you in it. As long as they know what's going on
with you, they don't need to see you as often as you think they do.

SSCORPIO: Put yourself in the service of someone or something else today. Step
Outside of yourself and put your own needs on the back burner. Right now you'll get
Sa valuable life lesson if you put your efforts into something that is bigger than your-
-b7gQW 0 self or your lifestyle. Plus, helping to solve the problems of other people will hlp
0&-, take your mind off of your own problems -- which is always nice, right? Distraction
5 isn't always such a bad thing, especially if other people benefit from it.

SAGITTARIUS: An insecure person will be trying to throw a lot of aggressive en-
ergy into a delicate situation today. Like a bull in a china shop, they are probably
going to cause some breakage -- and possibly even some harm. If you are feeling feisty,
speak up to. Tell them to get lost. Or ask them to leave your china shop alone. But if
you'd rather not invite any sort of confrontation with someone who so obviously has
a chip on their shoulder, walk away. Be ready to drop everything in order to remove
yourself from an explosive situation.

CAPRICORN: Being indecisive is not a crime, but if you put off making an impqr-
tant choice for too darned long, it will cause some problems. Any postponement to-
day will likely result in yet another postponement in the future -- are you starting'in
on a bad habit? If you don't make your pick today, people might get the idea that you.
aren't as interested as they thou:,lit you were. Or worse, they may label you a pro-
crastinator. Show you enthusiasm by grabbing the bull by the horns. Go for it.

AQUARIUS: It is important to understand how you affect the world around you,
but are you aware of how the world around you affects you? You are reacting to the
patterns around you, and not always in good ways. The level of stress in your life is
much too high, and you can do a lot more to lower it than you are doing now. Think
of areas of your life where you can cut back a little -- do you absolutely have to run
those errands? Come to the i- r : friend? You have to take care of yourself

PISCES: Don't worry if the road you're traveling on right now is banked in fog.
Sure, it doesn't feel very good to not know exactly where you are or where you are
going. But where is your sense of adventure? Keep your mind open, and when you
see a fork in the road today (in the form of an unusual opportunity), take it without
hesitation. Just go slowly and be careful not to get too far ahead of yourself. You will
arrive at a very pleasant destination.

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Hello students,
It is generally more stressful to be thinking about what
others expect of you at this time. Try not to be anxious.
Fear of letting others down is a common form of exami-
nation anxiety. Fear is also an enormous waste of emo-
tional energy. Striving to satisfy yourself and your own
standards is a better productive use of your energy. The
word is: Make necessary adjustments avoid stress and
anxiety. Enjoy this issue.


Metaphor and Simile
A direct and simple statement is often the best way
of saying what you have to say. But, sometimes, you
need the use of a figure of speech:
"This new law is likely to cause a great deal of oppo-
sition", can be written: "This new law is likely to cause a
storm of opposition".
We know that there will not actually be a storm, but
the opposition will be so violent that it will appear like a
By using figures of speech a writer can often add force
to what he has to say. He may do it by exaggeration (hy-
perbole) or by saying the opposite of what he means
(irony),-or by one of many other means. But most com-
monly the writer uses the comparison involvedin Meta-
phor or Simile. The simile and metaphor are well known
figures of speech.
In a simile the comparison between two things is
claimed by the introductory use of "like" or "as".
At noonday the cane fires flicker like red tongues with
black tips under the hot sun.
In a metaphor the idea of comparison is still there but
it is not advertised by the use of "as" or "like"; it takes
the form of a statement and it is left to the reader to spot
that in fact a figure of speech has been used.
At noonday the black-tipped tongues of cane fires flick
under the sun.
Let's hope that you are now better able to recognize
a simile or metaphor when you see one, and to say what
is compared with what, and why.
In the simile and metaphor gone before the compari-
son is between the flames of the cane fires and black-
tipped tongues. Both may flicker, both are to be found
burning under the noonday sun, both are behaving like
1. You may choose to think that a comparison is a
good one or a bad one. In any case, try to find reasons
for your judgment.

2. You may say that probably the metaphor is more
difficult to detect than a simile. This is partly because
the metaphor is much more likely to be compact and stu-
dents find them harder to recognize.

In the following passages point out any examples of
the use of Metaphor or Simile, state clearly what is com-
pared to what, and give some indication of why this com-
parison is made.
1. Most of life is so dull that there is nothing to be
said about it, and the books and talk that would describe
it as uninteresting are obliged to exaggerate in the hope
of justifying their own existence. Inside its cocoon of
work or social obligation, the human spirit slumbers for
the most part, registering the distinction between pleasure
and pain, but not nearly as alert as we pretend.
2. Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
3. An ill-made street petered out towards the cliff -
bungalows of every shape and like and kind, a vacant plot
full of salt grass and wet thorn bushes like bedraggled
fowls, no lights except in three windows.

4. Peter's eyes rested on the chair against the wall.
In the usual course of things it should have been occu-
pied by the lieutenant, who had the habit of sitting there
with hardly a movement, for hours, like a spider watch-
ing for the coming of a fly.

On the board he read reading makes a full man con-
ference a ready man and writing an exact man and there-
fore if a man write little he had need have a great memory
if he confer little he had need have a present wit and if
he read little he had need have much cunning
from.....francis bacon.

The Poem
Acquainted with the Night

I have been acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain and back in rain.
I have outtalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted' cry
Came over houses from another street.

But not to call me back or say goodbye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky

Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been acquainted with the night.


1. What is the poem telling you about?

2. Have you ever been in any of the locations spo-
ken of in the poem? If so state which one(s). How were
you affected in the circumstancess?

3. Give the meanings of the following:
A) "acquainted with the night"
B) "saddest city lane"
C) "an interrupted cry"
D) "an unearthly height"
E) "one luminary clock"

The Passage
He felt a great content at being here, where he had
come as a young man and where he had done his work.
The room was little changed; the same rugs and skins
on the earth floor, the same desk with his candlesticks,
the same thick, wavy white walls that muted sound, that
shut out the world and gave response to the spirit.
As the darkness faded into the gray of a winter morn-
ing he listened for the church bells, and for another
sound, that always amused him here; the whistle of a lo-
comotive. Yes, he had come with the buffalo, and he
had lived to see railway trains running into Santa F6. He
had accomplished an historic period.

In New Mexico he always awoke a young man; not
until he rose and began to shave did he realise that he
was growing older. His first consciousness was the sense
of the light, dry wind blowing through the windows, with
the fragrance of hot sun and sage-brush and sweet clo-
ver; a wind that made one's body feel light and one's heart
cry "To-day, to-day," like a child's.
Beautiful surroundings, the society of learned men,
the charm of noble women, the graces of art, could not

When mother's relatives
Delicacies were cooked.
When father's guests arrived,
Mother swelled and had a fit.
PUNJABI proverb, -- Gurinder Singh mann

make up to him for the loss of those light-hearted morn-
ings of the desert, for the wind that made one a boy
again. He had noticed that this peculiar quality in the air
of new countries vanished after they were tamed by man
and made to bear harvests. Parts of Texaco and Kansas
that he had first known as open range had since been
made into rich farming districts, and the air had since lost
that lightness, that dry.aromatic odour. The moisture of
ploughed land, the heaviness of labour and growth and
grain-bearing, utterly destroyed it; one could breathe that
only on the bright edges of the world, on the great grass
plains or the sage-brush desert.
The air would disappear from the whole earth in
time, perhaps; but long after his day. He did not know
just when it had become so necessary to him, but he had
come back to die in exile for the sake of it. Something
soft and wild and free, something that whispered to the
ear on the pillow, lightened the heart, softly, softly picked
the lock, slid the bolts, and released the prisoned spirit
of man into the wind, into the blue and gold, into the
morning, into the morning!
(Taken from the novel DEATH COMES FOR THE
ARCHBISHOP by Willa Gather)

About the Passage

The novel from which the passage is taken tells the
story of Bishop Jean Latour, who has left his parish in
France and returned to New Mexico, where he had served
as young man. In the scene above, the bishop awakes
in the same small room he had lived in years earlier, and
he muses about the past. The scene is set in the mid-
nineteenth century.

Now, write a similar story that includes some point
from the picture below.



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DISABLED women who worked the catwalk at a fashion
show in Rome in 2000.

BBC to

search Tbr



(BBC News) The BBC is to launch a televised search for a
disabled woman to become a fashion model.
Britain's Missing Top Model will see eight women with
disabilities compete to prove they have what it takes to be-
come a mainstream model.
The winner will receive a high-fashion photo shoot and fea-
ture in a top glossy magazine.
Women aged 18-30 who consider themselves to have a dis-
ability are invited to apply for the competition.
....."This series aims to challenge the artificial boundaries
that seem to exist in the beauty and fashion industries,"
BBC Three controller Danny Cohen said.
"It would be great if in the future we began to see more
disabled models gracing the covers of the world's magazines."
Three industry experts will train the eight contestants in
every aspect of modelling, from posing for photo shoots to lo-
cation work and catwalks.
The series will be supported by Ouch! the BBC's disabil-
ity website.
Applicants can apply via Ouch!'s website, and the closing
date for applications is 17 March 2008.
Ouch! will also provide a forum for debate about the is-
sues raised by the series, as well as exclusive video clips and
Britain's Missing Top Model will air on BBC Three
in the summer.
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Bertolucci's political drama,

PRIZE-WINNING novelist and director Bernardo
Bertolucci's visually stunning 1970 political
drama, 'The Conformist', is the Classic Tuesdays
movie of choice for this Tuesday starting as usual
at 18:00h at the National Gallery, Castellani
House, corner of Vlissengen and Homestretch.
Adapted from the work of leading Italian novelist,
Alberto Moravia by the director himself, the film tells
the story of Marcello Clerici, who wishes to conform
in the claustrophobic and treacherous society of fas-
cist Italy in the early 1930s, even if this means the
deadly betrayal of a valued friendship. Incidents in
flashback from Clerici's early family life and social en-
counters suggest reasons for his detached amorality
and repressed emotions, and his attraction for a deca-
dent political culture.
An avowed Marxist, Bertolucci, in pursuing one of
his major themes of the price of political commitment,
made this a memorable work with the aid of then lead-
ing French actor, the young Jean-Louis Trintignant,
brilliant production designer, Nedo Azzini and master
cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro, thereby creating
startling and stylish compositions in both indoor and
outdoor locations.
Bertolucchi was nominated for Best Screenplay at
the Oscar's in 1971, and later in 1987 won Oscars in
all of its eight nominated categories for his film 'The
Last Emperor', including Best Director, Best Film and
Best Cinematography for Storaro. Storaro also won
Oscars for his work with Warren Beatty on 'Reds' in
1981, and with Francis Ford Coppola in 'Apocalypse
Now' in 1979.
The film's running time is 1 hour 51minutes,
with English dialogue. The public is cordially in-
vited to attend this event, and admission is free.


ookery Corner
Welcome to the 494'h edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

eMany Easter food are symbolic eggs are recognized as a symbol oflife and rebirth. Poppies
Symbolize the Passion of the Christ and the peaceful sleep of the dead, while honey represents
sweetness and abundance. Today we feature Easter recipes from around the world.

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
/ cup sugar
S2 tablespoons Champion Baking Powder
1' teaspoons salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
I cups milk
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup vegetable oil
18 whole uncooked eggs. rinsed

In a large bowl. combine flour, oats,
sugar, Champion Baking Powder and salt: set
aside. Combine eggs, milk raisins and oil: mix
well. Stir into dry ingredients just: until
moistened. Fill 18 greased orpaper-lined muffin
cups half full. Place one whole egg (with shell)
on top of each muffin. Bake at 400 degrees F for
18-20 minutes. Cut an egg open to test for
desired doneness. Serve warm.
Note: Uncooked eggs may be dyed with food
colouring before being placed in the m muffins.

Greek Honey Cake

1 cup all-p
1 V2 tsp Ch
1/4 teaspo
/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
3/4 cup bu
3/4 cup wl
3 eggs
1/4 cup mi
I cup chol
I cup whit
1 cup hone
3/4 cup w;
1 teaspoon

purpose rlour Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease
ampion Baking Powder and flour a 9 inch square pan. Combine the flour,
on salt Champion Baking' Powder, salt, cinnamon and
n ground cinnamon orange rind. Set aside.
n orange zest In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 3/4 cup
hitter sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a
white sugar time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the
milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the
.il walnuts.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated
pped walnuts oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into
.e sugar the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool
cy for 15 minutes, then cut into diamond shapes. Pour
water honey syrup over the cake.
Lemon juice For the Honey Syrup: In a saucepan, combine honey.
1 cup sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and cook 5
minutes. Stir in lemon juice. bring to a boil and cook
for2 minutes.
Baking Po.,e ,Icing Sugar-,.
Custard Pode PASTA Curry Powder
Black f pper G,'y G.aram Plasalai



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ANUPAM Kher, left, and Shaheen Khan as the parents of the rebellious Jess
(played by Parminder Nagra) in the 2003 movie, 'Bend It Like Beckham'.


THE UK's first Bollywood acting school will open in London in September.
The school, based in Ealing, is a spin-off from the prestigious Actor Prepares acad-
emy in Mumbai, India, founded by Bollywood star Anupam Kher.
Students will enroll on a three-month intensi, e course, taught by Bollywood actors
and film-makers.
Kher said he would like it to "become the springboard to launch schools around the
world Schools in Durban and Sydney are already planned.
Passion for cmema
He said it was his experience while starring in the Bntish film "Bend It Like Beckham'.
about a British Asian girl's love of football, that showed tum "the enormous potential to
build much stronger lnks between UK and Indian cinema."
The establishment is a partnership between Actor Prepares, Ealing Institute of Media
and regenerauon agency, Heathrow, City Parnership.
"I an determined to tap into the local British Asian population's love affair with
Bollywood and use this as a catalyst to create new skills, jobs and business opportuni-
ties," said Heathrow City Partnership's chief executive Ash Verma.
"In a globalised world where countries are becoming more interconnected, it makes
perfect sense for the UK and India to use their shared passion for cinema to create some-
thing special to enrich both our nations," he added. (BBC)

How '
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into fans' hearts

(BBC News) ACTOR Patrick
Swayze, who has been diag-
nosed with pancreatic cancer,
is best known for his roles in
the hit films, 'Ghost' and
'Dirty Dancing'.
It was his role in the latter
as a dance teacher with a pen-
chant for tight trousers and Cu-
ban heels that turned the Texas-
born performer into an over-
night sensation.

The film celebrated its 20th
anniversary last year and has
since spawned a London musi-
cal, while his line: "Nobody
puts Baby in the corner!" has
become one of the most quoted
in movie history.
He consolidated his celeb-
rity with action roles in the
1989 films 'Road House' and
'Next of Kin', but it was his
portrayal of a boyfriend who

comes back from the dead in
1990's 'Ghost' that confirmed
his status as a romantic leading
The scene where he sculpts
clay with co-star Demi Moore,
accompanied by the Righteous
Brothers' Unchained Melody,
swiftly became iconic.
And 'Swayze' even made it
into the hip-hop lexicon as an
adjective meaning 'gone' or 'dis-

SWAYZE, right, with John Leguizamo and Wesley Snipes in the movie, 'To
Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar'.


Before he turned to acting,
Patrick Wayne Swayze had been
a professional dancer and ac-
complished figure skater.
After suffering a knee in-
jury, he moved into musical the-
atre and landed roles on Broad-
way among them Danny
Zuko in the stage version of
Swayze's first film roles
were undistinguished, though
1984's 'Red Dawn' in which
he played a young man de-
fending America against a
Soviet invasion helped raise
his profile.
But the combination of
'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost'
made him one of Hollywood's
hottest properties.
By 1991, he was famous
enough to be voted 'sexiest man
alive' by People magazine.
His subsequent movie out-
ings, however, were greeted
with rather less acclaim.

Worthy drama, 'City of
Joy' flopped at the box office,
though Swayze did surprise au-
diences by appearing in drag in
the 1995 comedy, 'To Wong
Foo, Thanks for Everything,
Julie Newmar'.

But a series of personal set-
backs in the late 1990s among
them a horse accident that left
him temporarily paralysed, the
death of his father and his
sister's suicide saw him spiral
into alcoholism.
An uncharacteristically sin-
ister role in the 2001 cult film,
'Donnie Darko' seemed to sig-
nal a change in his fortunes,
however, and in 2003 he re-
turned to musical theatre when
he joined the Broadway cast of

He went on to make his
West End debut three years later
in the musical, 'Guys and
Recent film roles include a
cameo in the 'Dirty Dancing'
sequel, 'Havana Nights' and a
golf instructor in the British
comedy, 'Keeping Mum'.
Off screen, he is in the
process of turning his timber
farm in New Mexico into a
wildlife reserve.


A scene from the movie, 'Dirty Dancing'.

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