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: 03-16-2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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The Chronicle is at http://www.guyanachronicle.com

Use lesson of Phagwah

to stand frm- President tells
to stgd ni1rm1 at Phagwah Mela


Page three


ONE of several cultural presentations at last
night's Phagwah Mela.

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Use lesson of Phagwah

to stand firm

THE message about the tri-
umph of good over evil, which
is the main theme behind the
story of Phagwah, is a lesson
which Guyanese can learn
from, particularly during this
period of trauma and uncer-
This was the encouragement
given by Head of State, Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo who ad-
dressed a large gathering as-
sembled at the Dharmic Sabha
Kendra for the Phagwah mela
and bazaar.
The event, which is one of
many organised by the Guyana
Hindu Dharmic Sabha to com-
memorate the Hindu festival,
Phagwah. took the form of
songs. dances, modelling and
portrayals of various aspects of
the Hindu culture.
Among those in attendance
were Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds; Minister of Culture,
Youth and Sport, Dr Frank An-
thony; Minister of Finance, Dr
Ashni Singh; and Pandit Reepu
Daman Persaud.
Phagwah is also interpreted
as the celebration of the spring
festival, and President Jagdeo
urged that the philosophical sig-
nificance of the festival be high-
lighted. He reiterated the call for
Hindus and all other Guyanese
to maintain the spirit of good
over evil, in order to stand
against those who insist on in-
citing fear.
"I want you to understand
that there is a struggle which
may take a generation to
transform and restore
Guyana to a period when
people will have the unity of
working throughout this
land," President Jagdeo said.
He expressed disappoint-
ment in groups and
organizations in Guyana that
prefer to focus on the rights of
criminal elements instead of
meeting at the negotiating table
to condemn criminals.
The President also used the
occasion to commend the
Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha
for organising the event and sev-
eral others over the years and
urged that they continue to en-
sure that the significance of
Phagwah is underscored.
"These important parts of

our culture were brought by our
ancestors here to Guyana, and
are now shared with all
Guyanese and therefore, it is
important that we continue cel-
ebrating and never underesti-

mate the work of the Dharmic
Sabha to ensure this culture re-
mains alive," the Head of State
Phagwah, or Holi, is ush-
ered in with the burning of

PRESIDENT Jagdeo at the Phagwah Mela last evening


SBorn: 20" May, 1937
Died: 23" February, 2008

The family of the late Pooran Persaud
SBalbahadur sincerely thank all those
I who have sympathized with them
S during their recent bereavement.

Your prayers, letters, cards,
I .flowers and presence at
: the funeral are
^ deeply appreciated.
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- President tells gathering

at Phagwah Mela
Holika the night before. The
ceremony is a symbolic rep-
resentation of the story told I

in the Hindu scriptures of
King HyranyaKashipu and
his son Prahalad.

We can certainly draw some conclusions from humankind's
struggle for advancement. These are:

1. Freedom is indivisible; unity and solidarity are essential for
success; ,
2. There can be no advance without ii ..-1.c. and there can be ,L -
no struggle without commitment and sacrifice;
3. The need for a correct theoretical/ideological framework
which provides the necessary provision for the building of
optimism and confidence in the future a vital ingredient for
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Clinton, Obama clash

By James Vicini
WASHINGTON, (Reuters)-
Democratic U.S. presidential
candidates Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama clashed
yesterday over his ties to an
indicted Chicago business-
man and her tax records, de-
spite their agreement two
days earlier on the need to fo-
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Clinton's campaign ques-
tioned Obama's judgment in his
dealings with campaign sup-
porter and businessman Antoin
"Tony" Rezko.
Obama's campaign fired
back, calling it "the height of repoi
hypocrisy for Sen. Clinton to mail
demand the release of docu-
ments already on our campaign Sen
Web site" while she has refused Clin
to release her full tax returns on
during her time in the Senate. tons
The stepped-up attacks "he
came ahead of the crucial April en.
22 Pennsylvania primary. strain
Obama, who would be the tion
first black president, and back
Clinton, who would be the first back
woman president, are in a close osc
race for the Democratic nomina- e
tion to face the presumptive Re-
publican nominee, Sen. John try s
McCain, in the November elec- about
tion. offer
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Id be released around April

Rezko, a property devel-
and restaurant entrepreneur
n trial, accused by federal
ecutors of extorting bribes
campaign donations as well
oney laundering.
Obama has long denied
- was anything in his rela-
;hip with Rezko that relates
e corruption trial and there
Evidence he did anything
Clinton's campaign called

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about his contacts with Rezko
over his home deal. Obama co-
ordinated the purchase of his
Chicago home with Rezko and
bought part of an adjoining
property from Rezko and his
The exchanges between the
two campaigns occurred after
Clinton and Obama talked
briefly Thursday on the Senate
"We talked about the im-
portance of keeping our cam-
paigns on the issues," Clinton
told reporters on her plane in
"We both have had in-
stances during the course of the
year with staff members, sup-
porters saying things that we've
had to reject and repudiate, and
we want to make sure that we
try to keep this campaign fo-
cused on what voters are inter-
ested in," she said.
Obama's campaign gave a
similar account of the meeting.
Clinton, with a bright green
scarf wrapped around her neck,
campaigned and marched in St.
Patrick's Day parades in Pitts-

burgh and Scranton, Pennsylva-
nia, where she sought to reach
out to the state's sizable con-
stituency of Catholic and Irish
In response to criticism that
she exaggerated her role in the
Northern Ireland peace process,
she said, "1 helped with the
peace process in Northern Ire-
land.... That's been validated in
many different settings by
many different people who
were part of the process."
Meanwhile, Obama, in a
speech in Plainfield, Indiana,
again repudiated the remarks
made by his Chicago pastor,
Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Wright
was removed as the "spiritual
adviser," to the campaign.
In Wright's sermons over
the years, which have been cir-
culated in the media and on the
YouTube Web site, he has called
the September 2001 attacks ret-
ribution for U.S. foreign policy,
cited the U.S. government as
the source of the AIDS virus,
and railed against a racist
"Most recently you heard
some statements from my
former pastor that are incendi-
ary and that I completely reject,
although I knew him and know
him as somebody in my church
who talked to me about Jesus
and family and friendships,"
Obama said.
"But if all I knew was
those statements that I saw
on television, I would be
shocked. And it reminds me
we've got a tragic history
when it comes to race in this
country. We've got a lot of
pent-up anger and bitterness
and misunderstanding," he

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Ministry had projected growth of 9.6 percent.
The Peruvian economy grew 8.99 percent last year, its
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Islamabad bomb kills

Turk, wounds 5 Americans

By Kamran Haider
ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) A Turkish woman was killed
and five Americans were among 11 people wounded in a
bomb attack on a restaurant in the Pakistani capital of
Islamabad last night, police said.
The other wounded included a Briton, a Canadian and a
Japanese national, and three Pakistanis, according to a list
posted at the hospital where the casualties were taken.
Police Deputy Inspector General Shahid Nadeem Baloch
said the \ ictin \%as a Turkish woman who worked for a relief
agency, after television news channels had earlier identified her
as an American nurse.
Li S embassy personnel were among those wounded,"
UIS Lnembal.-s sp.:,ke, \w:irmn Kja', M field said.
Pakis.tn has been hjIbling [ilanut nuhtanc\ since joining
the IU S.-led calnpaign against terronsm after the Sept I I at-
tacks on the Liruted State'
More than 5011 people ha.e been killed this \ear in nuh-
tani-related I ulence. including a jae lof suicide bombing.
Bomber', hdae larn-eled L'.S diplomais sie\eral rimes in the
past Da ,id F,\ a diplomat at the Li S consulate in Karachs
vas. killed hb d suicide car bomnber in March 20(06
Earl\ lIst *,ear a .suicde bomber killed a securni guard out-
side l'lamabjd l M.rrioii hotel. but attacks on solt trgers lke
restaurants frequented b\ fuieigners would mark a change in
the nmilitaris il'aciics
A t mine-, s;ud the explosion occurred in da arden dining
area at the rear uf the Luna Caprese restaurant. ja ell known
haunt for epaJtriates. including diplomats aid agency work-
ers. and li UTialhist
"It tas deadening. \e pulled out al least eight people from
the wreckage MCNl, of them were foreigners. Tanq Mahmood
a water at the restaurant. told Reuters
Bidoch said the bomb blati had left a crater, and ruled out
an\ p.siiibiblir thjat 1 had been a suicide attack
Streiv. ner Khalid Qurehi raced across the road from a
shopping Lomplc\ opposite the restaurant to help the
' wounded
u There e'cre b.-'dies ling e%' ernuhhere. people %ere scream-
ing and shouting Qureshi said.
Pakistan has experienced months if p'liiical iurmniil over
opposition ito Predent Pcrvez Mush.,Tral.
NMi-.harrat a lles \,ere routed in a parliamentary election
last month The canipqin .vas ci\ersh.idoo -d b> the asssasi-
natonr in Decemiber ..I nirmerPr.nmc Nllnister Benazur Bhutt'
The National Assembl. ill convene tomorrow for the
first time since the election, and Musharraf is expected
to invite the %ictors to forni a coalition go% ernment. though
it might end up forcing him from power.

Crane falls and crushes

building in NYC, four dead
B% Chip East and Claudia Parsons
NEW YORK. (Reuters) A giant crane fell and crushed a
residential building in Manhatlan 'eslerda'. killing four
construction workers and injuring more than Ill other
people. New York Ma3 or Michael Bloomberg said.
He said the crane "basically just flattened" a four-siory
townhouse with a bar on the lower level and damaged three
other buildings. The bar was-closed at the time
Greta Welkhammer, a witness who \a :s pa ding by on her
bicycle. told local TV station NYI that she looked up and saw
the crane 'iitrjlly, split in half."
"1 .il the cr.ne crashing, splitting in half," she said, add-
inP that she saj b..z buildmint t hit fallenn, like a house of cards."
E~er\ h,.d .''as running, running. it \~as de\slating." she

Bloomberg said the crane broke during a routine op-
eration to e\lend its height by inserting a section and rais-
ing the top part of the crane. The bottom part of the crane
fell and hit a 19-story building but nobody was injured

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Colombia to pay

ex-rebel reward
THE Colombian government will pay $2.5m to a Fare rebel
who killed his boss last week, Defence Minister Juan
Manuel Santos has said.
Pedro Pablo Montoya, known as Rojas, killed Ivan Rios, a
member of the group's ruling body, cut off his hand as proof
and then turned himself in.
The government has made paying rewards to informants a
key part of its fight against the left-wing rebels.
But critics say the policy amounts to government approval
for murder.
Mr Santos said the payment was made to Montoya and
three others for the intelligence they handed over.
"We decided to recognize the payment of the reward for
the three principal sources, and also alias Rojas, for the infor-
mation they provided," he said.
The defence minister said there had been opposition from
some within the government to rewarding a self-confessed mur-

RIOS was a member of the Farc's seven-man
But he added that the payment system was helping the Co-
lombian government in its fight against the rebels and should be
honoured without exception.
The possibility of a government reward for Montoya first
emerged earlier this week.
Bloody history
Montoya, described by the BBC's Jeremy McDermott in
Colombia as a guerrilla with a long and bloody history in the
Farc rebel army, shot his boss Rios with a single bullet to the
head, and then killed Rios's girlfriend.
He then cut off Rios's right hand to take to the security
forces to prove he had killed the rebel leader, a member of Fare's
seven-man secretariat.
Montoya has said his reward will encourage other rebels to
kill their commanders and desert.
President Alvaro Uribe, backed by Washington, has made
the military defeat of the Fare a key aim of his government. He
has dealt a series of blows to the guerrillas, killing leaders and
undermining key rebel units through desertions.
Rios's death came just a week after Fare commander
Raul Reyes was killed by Colombian troops in a raid in-
side Ecuador.

A 27-YEAR-OLD National
Flour Mills employee lost his
life on Thursday night over
two duck eggs.
Sherwin Joseph was one of
two people killed at Beetham
Highway and Production Drive
in Sea Lots.
Joseph, of Beetham Gar-
dens, was shot eight times
about the body, after an argu-
ment over two eggs which were
in the process of being hatched.
His common-law wife,
Marion King, 23, remains
warded at Port-of-Spain Gen-
eral Hospital in critical condi-
Damian Roberts 28, of
Production Avenue in Sea Lots
was also killed that night.
Their deaths pushed the
murder toll to a record high of
80, as opposed to last year's
figure in March which stood at
Joseph was shot dead in his
house after an argument over
two duck eggs which were bro-
ken at a neighbour's house.
A report said that around
8.45 pm, Joseph was playing
music in his house when a gun-
man entered and shot him sev-
eral times.
King, who was in another
room, rushed to see what the
noise was about and was shot
twice about the body.
She was shot in the hip and
At the Forensic Science
Centre yesterday, relatives de-
scribed Joseph's death as sense-
less, and claimed it might have
been triggered by a four-year-old
child who complained to his
parents that Joseph disciplined
him for cracking the eggs.
According to the relatives,
the child might have given the
impression that Joseph spanked
him over the broken eggs, but
this was not true.
"Whatever he said to his
parents, they obviously be-
lieved, because a relative went
to Joseph's house and shot him
without any questions," a rela-

lan shot dead

r two duck eggs
tive said. "They should get it right spiritual person, who loved mu-
An angry Cheryl Joseph, before they get set up by sic and old cars."
the victim's mother, said it was people" Up to late Friday evening,
a senseless killing. Family members said Jo- the child, a sibling and his
"To get kill for nothing? seph had been baptised and de- mother were in police cus-
Over two duck eggs?" she said. scribed him as a "easy-going tody. (Trinidad Guardian)

FIVE years after 'Black
Spring', in which 27 journal-
ists in Cuba were arrested
and unfairly sentenced to
prison terms ranging from 14
to 27 years, 19 of them are
still in jail in very harsh con-
This is according to a report
from a Reporters Without Bor-
ders special correspondent who
was recently in that nation ex-
amining the state of press free-
dom there.
Among the journalists who
remain in prison are Ricardo
Gonzalez Alfonso, former edi-
tor of the magazine De Cuba,
sentenced to 20 years, who, in
February, was sent back to his
cell in the Combinado del Este
jail in Havana after a long stay
in the facility's military hospi-
Also victims of Black
Spring and adopted by several
foreign media, independent jour-
nalist Fabio Prieto Llorente and
Miguel Galvan Gutierrez, of the
Havana Press agency, respec-
tively serving 20 and 26 years,
continue to suffer, like most of
their colleagues in th se situ-
ation solitary confinement, de-
nial of medical care and restric-
tions to family visits.
More imprisoned
To the 19 journalists im-
prisoned in March 2003, four
more have been added since
2005, three of them after Radil
Castro succeeded his brother
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at first, on July 31, 2006. The
Radl Castro presidency has
done nothing to improve human
rights in the country, but some
gestures have been made, the re-
port said.
The release, on February
15, of independent journalist
Alejandro Gonzalez Raga and
three other dissidents, also im-
prisoned during the Black
Spring, constituted a first sign
of openness. Another came
three days later after Radl
Castro's investiture, when Cuba
on February 27 signed two
United Nations pacts, one on
economic, social and cultural
rights and the other on civil and

political rights.
Reporters Without Borders
said it has noted these and other
first signs of change and that it
supports, in this regard, talks
begun by the Spanish govern-
ment to secure the release of the
23 imprisoned journalists.
The organisation also
calls on the United States
government to lift restric-
tions on communications
which obstruct access for Cu-
bans within the country to
the Internet, and contacts be-
tween local journalists and
the foreign-based media for
which they work. (Jamaica

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THE GUYANA Human Rights Association seems bent
on eroding whatever credibility remains to its functioning,
as became evident last week with a very surprising emo-
tional intervention in the legal case involving the State
and controversial ex-GDF officer, Oliver Hinckson.
In making this observation, we do not presume any
convergence of agendas between the GHRA and the po-
litical opposition PNCR and that party's allies who also
happen to be more than emotionally opposed to the
PPP/C administration.
It is just that we are quite surprised that a civic soci-
ety organisation like the GHRA, one with a long history
in championing human rights and general governance
issues, could have been so grossly irresponsible
in being carried away by its own anti-government senti-
ment to boldly call for the withdrawal of the sedition
charge instituted against Hinckson.
If the GHRA wishes to regain some of the respect it
had rightfully earned in earlier years, then it simply has
to come to terms with its passionate opposition to the
government of this nation that has been regularly en-
dorsed by the electorate at successive free and fair elec-
tions since October 1992. It has been scrupulous in
avoiding the mockery of democracy associated with a
PNC dispensation.
Without attempting to pass judgment on the verac-
ity, or otherwise, of claims in support of Hinckson as a
citizen genuinely interested in helping to do battle
against murderous armed criminals and promote a rule
of law environment, it is reasonable to ask: What gives
the GHRA the right, the legitimacy. to publicly demand
the withdrawal of the sedition charge against him?
For an organisation that is today the shell of its
former self, it should behave with some humility when
choosing to become involved in sensitive mailers per-
taining to criminal justice administration and crime and
national secunty.
The Guyana Police Force, having carried out their
investigations, and acting on the advice of the Director
of Public Prosecution (DPP), instituted the charge of se-
dition against Hinckson and had him placed before the
This development resulted in Hinckson's current sta-
tus as a prisoner awaiting trial, while his lawyers and
those representing the GPF remain engaged in the case,
one of deep national importance and which is attracting
comments and activities by some strange bedfellows.
The actions by the police, though not liked by some,
are quite in accordance with the rule of law, to which the
GHRA is supposed to be committed. If it wishes to
act as a sympathiser or friend of Hinckson, it could have
identified itself with his lawyers, on the declared basis
of having an interest in the case on humanitarian

Wanted: More



from Opposition

at Budget Debates

I have been following the
2008 Budget Debate closely
and was not surprised at .the
poor presentations by some
members of the opposition,
and lack of recommendations
based upon the alleged inad-
highlighted by the present-
In one particular presenta-
tion by Anthony Vieira, his, in-
formation was based upon his
own research which will only
provide amateur results, rather
than seeking expert advice.
There was no basis to his claims
that the agriculture sector is fail-
ing. If this was so, howv cbuld
scores of farmers/exporters con-
tinue to export to numerous re-
gional and extra regional mar-
kets? Mr. Vieira needs'to do
more research and to go out on
the ground and actually meet
these farmers rather than specu-
lating. First-hand experience has
always proven to be:best'-
It was evident:that he did
not have any solutions, to the
claims of mismanagement in
various ministries, and 'I dare
ask: Where is the eviderice to
support his allegations?
The Guyanese public is
aware of the global situation as
regards to food,'fiel, fertilizers
and prices. No one.can'escape
the wrath of increased prices.
The world has become a small
and competition has increase
exponentially. Mr. YVieira needs

to do more research. The former
opposition shadow minister of
agriculture (who I believe was
Winston Murray) did a better
I was pleased that Mr.
Vieira acknowledged the fact
that global warming is upon
us and as a resident/farmer of
the East Coast, which is
more vulnerable, I am satis-
fied that adequate efforts are
being made by the govern-
ment to reduce its associate
Another area of concern to
all Guyanese is drainage and ir-
rigation and more intense rain-
fall which we have been experi-
encing over the past few years.
I know a lot has been accom-
plished to improve drainage and
irrigation, but more preparation
is needed as the weather and
other climatic conditions have
In concluding, I believe
more interaction and con-
structive dialogue needs to be
emanated from Parliament.
This can also be accom-
plished by a strong opposition
presence with enthusiasm to
move Guyana forward, but
this is far from happening. As
such, I urge the Opposition to
work for the greater good of
the country rather than find-
ing faults without recommen-


ground. Not to assume the role of a judge, one whose
own motive bears questioning.
In the absence of ANY evidence to the contrary, the
GHRA has NO legitimacy to call for the withdrawal of the
sedition charge while the matter remains within the lu-
risdiction of the Court. Is the GHRA seeking to substi-
tute itself for the DPP as adviser to the GPF?
What arrogar.ce from a non-governmental
organisation that is so often missing in action when in-
nocent people f# victims to criminal barbarity,
but conventeilly sp-tngs to life when it senses an op-
portunity to castigate the government and secure guar-
anleed publicity fror those of similar minds.
Are those 'ho6nanage this association confusing
the mature dialogue taking place between President
Bharrat Jagdeo's administration and national stakehold-
ers with the righTol law enforcement agencies to
act on information at their disposal consistent with the
rule of law?
The GHRA's traditional overseas sponsors and do-
mestic allies need to make a critical independent as-
sessment of its anti-government fixation, to better under-
stand precisely what could have driven this body to a
publicity-seeking stunt of calling for the withdrawal of a
sedition charge against Oliver Hinckson.
Is the justice administration system of this country
to always be expected to genuflect to pressures from vari-
ous quarters under the guise of championing human
rights and democracy? To do so is to make a farce of the
rule of law and allow the enemies of the state and peace-
ful citizens to triumph.

Talk the truth

'Roop': What have

you achieved

since returning to


It is amazing that Peter B.
Ramsaroop, Chairman of
RoopGroup is giving advice to
the business community as I
read in the Friday Edition of
Stabroek News.
How can a man who failed
as a businessman give advice to
the Guyanese public to im-
prove the business climate of
our country? Mr. Ramsaroop
has failed in his export business
on the East Bank and in
Pomeroon and as I recalled he
was blaming the government for
implementing standards to im-
prove his facility.
As I see it, Mr.
Ramsaroop's irrelevant articles
are a means of justifying his ex-
istence to acquire relevance for
the 2011 election as he is pro-
moting himself as 'Roop for
President 2011'. I am at a loss
as to how a man with 'pie-in-
the-sky business plans' will

become President. He cannot
even manage his own business
affairs, much less.
I do hope the Ministries/
Agencies that he is targeting do
not respond to him to justify
his attention-seeking existence.
This self-acclaimed business ex-
pert is still to prove himself in
the successful management of
his own business.
I therefore challenge
'Roop' to tell the Guyanese
public through his next ar-
ticle what he has accom-
plished since his return to
Guyana, in particular, his ex-
port business on the East
Bank and his highly publicise
investments in the
Pomeroon. And please do not
blame the government for
your failures, just give us the



or just plain PNC?

Please, can you confirm
whether the PNC(R)-1G is
now only the PNC (again).
I was given to understand
that the R was from Peter
Ramsaroop who disentangled
himself from the union with
the PNC, and that the 1G
was the One Guyana unifica-
tion platform that was
formed to bring all the other

opposition political parties
into a unified Opposition
which fell apart before the
2006 Election.
So now, using the R and 1G
is not really indicative of the ac-
tual party.
So now, there is only the


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Price increases



On November 27, 2007, I
sent a letter in which I spoke
of the increase in commodi-
ties which was being felt by
many countries. What I said
then is more relevant than
ever now so I am sending it
The issue of price in-
creases in Guyana seems to be
largely misunderstood as every-
one is ignoring what is happen-
ing worldwide. The situation is
not unique to Guyana as other,,
countries are affected by the,'
same problem but here every!
one blames the Government
and the Value Added Tax.
It is difficult to understand
why people would be blaming
the price increases on the VAT
when there is so much informa-
tion to prove otherwise. I think
that Guyanese are unaware of
the changes happening on the
global market and as such ac-
cept the line that is fed to them
at the local markets and then
feel that Government is delib-
erately trying to make them feel
the squeeze.
The fact is that we often
see the price increase for fuel
locally, which is directly im-
pacted by the global increases.
Guyana does not produce fuel
and the cost of fuel on the
world market affects prices lo-
cally, not only for fuel but on
other commodities which are
imported. There are many items
which Guyana does not pro-
duce and the cost for transport-
ing these items to this country

influences the cost that is
charged when the commodity
gets to the local markets because
of course in business people
look at cost recovery and obvi-
ously the businessman has to
make a profit.
The increase for fuel prices
coupled with the shift to bio-
fuel production has caused
many changes which are not
only felt in Guyana but in all
countries. If Government had
not implemented the VAT sys-
tem this would not have caused
the prices to remain the same.
And people need to understand
this; VAT is not the cause of
the increases, it is the changes
on the global markets that are
impacting the prices here.
The prices for many com-
modities have risen including
corn, which also cause the
price of other commodities to
skyrocket. Corn which was
used in the past as food is now
being shifted to the production
of bio-fuel which causes a
shortage in the amount previ-
ously used in the production
of other food items. Since corn
is used in the production of
feed for animals the price in-
crease has caused an increase
in the cost of cheese and other
dairy products.
We need to understand
the global dynamics which
impact prices on the local
markets, which Government
has no control over.


I don't know much about re-
ligion, but a few years ago, I
met a wonderful woman, her
name is Sandra, who
preaches the word of God and
belongs to the Jehovah Wit-
ness Church.
Sandra is a very special per-
son; she goes house-to-house
spreading the teachings of our
Maker and sees unspeakable
cruelty to animals: Animals tied
or locked up all day without a
drop of water; food thrown at
them; a dog with three legs
made to reproduce over and
over; animals sick and dying; a
female tied to a tree with her
puppies dumped in boxes.
Sandra would not accept
what she saw and started tak-
ing action. I have helped Sandra
pick up numerous animals in
distress and educate poor folks
about responsible ownership.
Though she hates the idea of
animals having to be 'put to
sleep', she now realises it is a
necessary evil. Sandra has be-
come a firm believer in spaying
and neutering. She has been in-
strumental in getting dogs that
make their homes at schools on
Woolford Avenue spayed (these
dogs have become incredible

3/17/2008, 2:14 AM

watch dogs).
Sandra now has two sto-
ries to preach everywhere she
goes: The Good News of our
Sandra goes around on her
daily service to the Lord, she
also feeds over 20 dogs (she
is not a rich person, and gets
most of the dog food from
what is thrown away by stu-
dents and others). She says
that some of the animals have
owners who don't give a
damn oopss!), so she plays
with them, showing owners,
who hardly touch their ani-
mals, that they have feelings
just like humans. She donates
plastic bowls to the owners
for the dogs' water.
Because of people like
Sandra, a lot of animal owners
are beginning to look at dogs in
a more humane way.
Why don't you join us in
speaking up for the animals?
They need you!
Pretend that what you do
makes a difference, and it


The brutal killings at
Lusignan and Bartica and
the increase in violent inter-
personal crime in Guyana
and the Caribbean demand a
response from citizens to re-
flect on the culture of vio-
lence in our society.
Elements of dancehall mu-
sic have long been criticised for
their celebration of violence, and
in Guyana, many of us believe
that it is acceptable to listen to
lyrics which demean others or
call for violence because it
speaks to some kind of 'hip'
In St Vincent, citizens pro-
tested the appearance of
'Gansta fah Life' singer,
Movado, causing the Commis-
sioner of Police to deny a per-
mit for him to perform there.
In Trinidad, recently, after the
killing of one school boy by an-
other, one Port-of-Spain DJ,
'Hyper Hoppa' said that he
was changing the kind of mu-
sic he was playing and said that
the lyrics of singers like
Movado are contributing to a
belief that violence is useful and
acceptable. At the recently-
concluded 2008 Global Reggae
Conference at the University of
the West Indies Mona campus,
former 'rude boy' Ninja Man
refused to sing his 'Border
Clash' because of a sense of re-
sponsibility to the youth, and
is quoted as saying that he felt
...if the music is a thing
weh a tell yu sey kill dem and
murda dem, border clash, and di
.... .... .................... .......................................


yute dem a listen."
Guyana, we believe that it
is time we also send messages
to those who want to encourage
violence as a way of resolving
We note that singer
Movado is being hosted by
Ward Entertainment on 4
May in Linden as part of
Linden Town Week activities.
We therefore call on Ward En-
tertainment to be responsible
and to reject the violence
which some of Movado's lyr-
ics seem to promote, and in-
stead choose the artistes who
could provide the same level
of entertainment without
promoting any more violence
in Guyana.
We further call on citizens,
minibus owners, drivers, Dee
Jays, who might believe that the
music is just the 'beat', to ex-
amine your own feelings of
powerlessness in the onslaught
of crime and violence, and to
take a stand to change the cul-
ture of promoting violence in
popular music.



outdated and

obsolete as they


Well! Well! Well! If it isn't
-the lame Human Rights As-
sociation issuing statements
of dissatisfaction with a re-
cent arrest of an ex- army of-
ficial in Guyana.
The pack of people at the
GHRA were conveniently silent
when nearly a dozen persons
were butchered in Lusignan ear-
lier this year, and now, only

now we hear from them. We
don't want to hear anything
from you, GHRA! Keep silent!
The GHRA in Guyana is
as defunct, outdated and ob-
solete as they come. A waste
to our society is what they


GHRA has out

lived its


As anticipated, we have seen
the latest episode in the saga
of the Guyana Human Rights
Association (GHRA) and
their blatant partisan and po-
larized representation of the
current political and criminal
Their newest aspersions of
calling for the withdrawal of the
sedition charge against ex-GDF
officer Oliver Hinckson is a
clear indication of their politi-
cal interference and their anti-
government position.
At this time when we
need the cooperation and
will of all those law-abiding
citizens that are affected by
the politically motivated
acts of terrorism, we see the
GHRA counteracting these

We have seen them counter
the progressive measures, as it
was manifested in the many in-
stances where they have pub-
licly defended the rights of kill-
ers and chastised those mem-
bers of the law enforcement
agencies when they execute their
lawful duties. We have also seen
the scant and untimely condem-
nation, when innocent
Guyanese are slaughtered by
these terrorist.
It is about time that
Guyanese realise that the
GHRA is just a disguise for
those who seek to join the
bandwagon, of gaining po-
litical power by extra bal-
lot means. The GHRA has
out lived its usefulness.


I commend the Vatican for
restating some of the social
sins of modernity. These sins
are not exclusive to individu-
als but pertain to entire na-
tions and governments that
heap up excessive wealth, cre-
ate a widening of the gap be-
tween the rich and poor and
contribute to the pollution of
the environment.
More and more we are liv-
ing in society that rejects immu-
table principles. Reason dic-
tates, however, that there must
be objective standards for dis-
cering the common good. Oth-
erwise, democratic governments
can authorise anything that any
group in society asks for, as
long as the group phrases the re-
quest in the language of 'rights'.
Ultimately you end up with an-
Already we have seen the
nihilistic yet impeccably demo-

cratic result of such contempo-
rary legislation involving life it-
self. I am thinking here of legis-
lation that legalises homosexu-
ality, same-sex marriage, abor-
tion, euthanasia, and genetic ma-
No one in general denies
universal moral principles
such as those pertaining to
life, liberty, and property. In
the concrete, however, these
positions are constantly vio-
lated and eroded by excep-
tions that negate the prin-
ciple. These destructive ex-
ceptions which consume hu-
man dignity are always jus-
tified as a good end or pur-
pose. They justify what is not
able to be justified. Man
needs to rediscover the sense
of sin for it is a reality that
he cannot escape.


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AFTER LAST week's 19th In-
ter-Sessional Meeting of
Caribbean Community lead-
ers in The Bahamas, it seems
that CARICOM is
losing speed in advancing ar-
rangements for the
realisation of the
promised single economic
space by 2015.
Worse, that some of the
new administrations to have
emerged within the past ten
months with new elections, Ja-
maica among them -
could slow down the CSME
process towards the ultimate
goal of a seamless regional
economy with all its economic
and political implications.
There is a growing
perception that amid all the in-
tense paper-chase associated
with rounds and rounds of tech-
nical, ministerial and Heads of
Government meetings, there
continues to be a yawning gap
between official assurances and
decisions and actual implemen-
tation results.
The ministerial and Heads
of Government meetings con-

tinue to reflect a spirit of ca-
maraderie. Question is
whether they are really sing-
ing from the same hymn sheet
on specific issues of regional
importance: Like, for in-
stance, crime and security; ef-
fective governance (an issue
that cannot continue to ignore
the need for an administrative
mechanism, empowered with
executive authority); regional
air and sea transportation
and, of course, transformation
of the region's agriculture sec-
tor with a focus on poverty
reduction, enhancing food se-
curity and job creation.
It is disappointing to note
that the multiplicity of meetings,
involving valuable time and
money, do not seem to be pro-
ducing the quality of results
normally envisioned in the pub-
lic rhetoric of the Community
Nor would it have escaped
attention that at the opening
session of last week's Nassau
summit, the Community's Sec-
retary-General, Edwin
Carrington, himself felt con-

strained to sound a warning that
the deadline for inauguration of
the CSME, seven years from
now, may not be met as there
are member governments lagging
behind in required readiness-ar-
Such concerns were pre-
viously expressed by others,
among them former Barbados
Prime Minister, Owen
Arthur who, until two months
ago, has been shouldering for
some 14 years CSME-readi-
ness responsibility now as-
sumed by his successor, David
What is particularly discon-
certing, though not surprising, is
that Carrington should have
to signal such an alert in 2008
- the target year for comple-
tion of the 'framework' arrange-
ments for the CSME.

This worrying scenario ex-
ists in the face of no known new
initiatives to get on track
the establishment of a long
promised CARICOM Commis-
sion, or some similar administra-


As part of the activities to mark International Year of Rice, the Guyana
Rice Development Board (GRDB) One Year Committee invites
Guyanese artists to submit entries to its LOGO and MOTTO

This Competition is open to artists in two age groups:
15 18 years old
19 years old and over

Media may be either
a. Pen and ink
b. Watercolour
c. Gouache
d. Pencil crayon
e. Acrylic

and must be done on paper or cardboard. Two or more colours may be

Motto must not be more than three (03) words.
Size of artwork presented must not be smaller than 20cm x 20cm or
larger than 30cm x 30cm.

A person may submit only one entry.

Competitor's name, age, date of birth and address must be printed on
separate papers and must accompany but not be affixed to entry.

Entry must be submitted to Guyana Rice Development Board. 116/117
Cowan Street, not later than 2008-04-12 in envelope marked LOGO.

The winning entry '. ill become the property of the GRDB.

Members of the Competition Committee, their children or close relatives,
or employees of the GRDB are not eligible to enter the competition.

,The judges' decision is final.

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tive mechanism to help improve
governance of the Community's
business that the Secretariat in
Georgetown is increasingly be-
ing perceived as unable to ap-
propriately address as cur-
rently structured, available hu-

Of immediate concern,
however, about Golding's un-
necessary warning on the 'ole'
talk' on political unity is that he
should have expediently linked
this far-fetched development
with current efforts to achieve
a single economic space, via the
He said that juncture could
be the moment for Jamaica's
withdrawal (under his JLP ad-
ministration of course) from the
process because it would also
require political integration and,
he said, "once you get there, we
have to get off because we are
under a mandate that we are not
going there..."


man resources, and mandated.
Then came last week, a
puzzling declaration
from Jamaica's Prime Minister,
Bruce Golding, during participa-
tion in the Nassau meeting.
He chose to use the occasion of
media reports out of Port-of-
Spain about new 'talk' by the
Prime Ministers of Trinidad and
Tobago (Patrick Manning) and
St Vincent and the Grenadines
(Ralph Gonsalves) on the old
topic for potential political
Golding quickly resorted
to that familiar refrain of past
leaders of the Jamaica Labour
Party he currently heads: "There
is no interest by us (Jamaica) in
political union...," he said.
Truth is, political union
remains taboo within
CARICOM as it has been
since the collapse of the short-
lived West Indies Federation in
1962. It is not an agenda item
for any CARICOM Heads of
Government Conference. Most
member governments even
continue to betray timidity to
sever relations with the Privy
Council and access, instead,
the Caribbean Court of Justice
(CCJ) as their court of last re-


Is Mr. Golding's govern-
ment, therefore, likely to rock
the CSME boat when the Com-
munity reaches the crucial stage
of having to make tough deci-
sions that would involve some
measure of devolution of na-
tional sovereignty by ALL to
give life to the laudable goal of
ushering in a conunon economic
If he is still around as Prime
Minister, would he seek to per-
suade others to at least delay the
single economy process, since
pulling Jamaica out of
CARICOM does not appear to
be a viable option at this phase

of the region's history for a J;
maica that-remains sharply d
vided politically?
This wr
amply demonstrated by the r(
sults of last September's gener
election with less than half I
one per cent of the popul.
valid votes separating the vict.
rious JLP from tU
defeated fourth-term People
National Party (PNP) that h:
been consistent in its strong a(
vocacy of the CSME.
At present, while arrang
ments are being made for
'special meeting' (anotht
such event) of Communit
leaders in Port-of-Spain ne)
month to face up to the cha
lenges of the crime epidemi,
it appears that differer
strokes are being played o
different occasions by somi
while all leaders keep real
during us of their 'commi
ment' to make a reality of t
policies and program

Meanwhile, there is this c
rious development as ar
nounced from Washington -
but no prior signal from tP
Nassau Summit of three ne
CARICOM Prime Ministe
having been invited for Whi
House talks with Preside:
George Bush on Thursd;
(March 20).
They are Barbados' Day
Thompson; Belize's Deane B,
row and The Bahamas' Hube
Ingraham (current chairman
the Community).
I do not know wheth
Prime Minister Golding was i
vited and found it difficult to
tend, but he is one of the fo
new Prime Ministers resultii
from new elections over tl
past ten months.
Last June 20, there was
full house of CARICO
Heads of Government w
had a meeting in Washingt
with President Bush at the 1
State Department as part of
'Conference on the Cari

d 'I

Ministry of Education

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he Jagan Legacy


National Unity, UG,

independence, NGHO

JEXT Saturday, March 22,
vould mark another mile-
.tone in the life anti times of
he visionary and former
'resident of Guyana, Dr
hleddi Jagan.
Todax. using pieces froml
!ny writingsgs, I watll to capture
Ic legacy of this tireless fightel
or ihc working class and the

The fight against ico' nial
iegemony to achieve lidepen-
ience. working together for in-
ional unity, working--ciass
inity, and racial unity, the cre-
.iuon of the University of
Guyana (UG) amid political re-
sistance to its establishment, his
wireless fight for Independence.
and the promulgation of the
New Global Human Order, are
only a few of the major thnisis
of Dr Jagan's work; and these
would certainly become an in-
domitable part of his legacy. In
summary, a significant birthright
was his lifelong concern to bring
happiness to the working class
and the poor.
The former President of
Guyana was a tenacious fighter
for Independence; and he is
among the first to have kicked
off this struggle against colonial
domination; and this novel idea
of Independence emerged in
1945 in a Dr Cheddi Jagan's
pamphlet titled COOPERA-
Dr Jagan had this vision
since about 1945, that colonial-
ism, in order to be successful,

had to subordinate to its inter
tests. the ci tical institutions and
processes o,' the colonised so-
ietv. Independence came on
May ]6 i066.
Sn the 1940-s. Jacob and
Edun addoressed working
people',_ ti,.ues. but had no
miaas iollo\'ing. With no mass
'iinditlil, n. there was. indeed.
potlinlcai .,cuiunm. as workers' is-
.,ies were largely unresolved.
Dr C-hcddi Jagan assessed
iis political scene in the
19-40s: he saw planters and the
political middle class were
only inerested in preserving
*the status quo: there was no
mass-based party; and the
working people's interests and
needs were excluded from both
the Indian and African middle-
class agenda.
And so, Dr Jagan, with
Ashton Chase, Jocelyn
Hubbard, and his wife Janet
Jagan, then sought to fill this
vacuum, bringing forth a new
dawn in Guyana's politics:
The creation of the Political
Affairs Committee (PAC),
forerunner of the People's
Progressive Party (PPP), her-
alding the beginnings of the
mass-based party and the ar-
ticulation and resolution of
workers' concerns.
For Dr Jagan, higher educa-
tion was a significant prerequi-
site for development. And so it
is not surprising to know that
UG, today, is a product of Dr
Cheddi Jagan's guiding light and

resoluteness: and a remarkable
testimony to the heroic people
who stood their ground against
forces opposed to the establish-
ment of UG.
The history of UG's con-
ception and early years ac-
knowledges significant political
resistance to its exiisence. These
diversions to negatively impact
the University's development
followed, and in some cases, ac-

what it is; we now need to
take the discussion to an-
other level; to the imple-
menting level; to understand
why key stakeholders in the
Developed World are drag-
ging their feet on the NGHO.
and what can be done to
move the process to the
implementation phase; to
reach the world of the poor.
Anyway, advancing the

was one of class."

companies direct political resis-
tance, aimed at removing the
PPP Government in 1963;
those actions to shelve UG's
growth and to dispose of the
PPP from office in 1963 had a
And his enduring concern to
bringing happiness to the work-
ing class and the poor became
the foundation for his globally-
recognised legacy, the New Glo-
bal Human Order (NGHO). Dr
Jagan boldly initiated this legacy
in 1996; and for the first time
since 1992, clearly outlined his
philosophic vision for Guyana
in a speech in 1996 to the In-
ternational Conference on the
Global Human Order.
Dr Jagan's NGHO has
been the subject of excessive
but important expositions on

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Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary. Public Service Ministry, 164
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and Vlissengen Road. Georgetown.

Completed applications must be returned to the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Ministry, 164
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NGHO agenda to a threshold of
implementation requires politi-
cal will and financial resources.
Countries of both North and
South will need to collectively
endorse these requirements as
the way forward; and then forge
ahead toward an implementing

Public discourse and dia-
logue would be a significant
methodology to demonstrate the
goodwill of all nations and to
show that the NGHO is not a
threat to stakeholders.
In spite of everything, the
reality of the NGHO requires a
partnership between countries
of the North and of tihe South.
However, in the absence of a
human- centered paradigm of de
velopment, the rich will continue
to become richer, and the poor
poorer; great ingredients for po-
litical conflicts, and certainly
not peace.
And Jagan expressed, too.
his vision for developing a cul-
urail mosaic in this multi-ethnic
society. Jlgan points to the util-
itl value of cultural differentia-
tion in the pursuit of national
Jagan noted that race was
never a serious problem in
Guyana. He believed that the
problem was one of class. The
early division of labour pro-
duced and reproduced racial an-
tagonism and cultural loss to di-
vide.and exploit the working
The 1928 1953 years
struck a blow to Guyanese
unity through the British di-
vide-and-rule techniques,
with accompanying racial
alignments and divisions. And
in the 1960s, Burnham's de-

feat at successive elections
produced a greater emphasis
on African race-conscious-
ness; a unified African front
with Indians as the common
Clearly, these events were
acrimonious to promoting na-
tional unity; an acrimony not
primordial to Indians and Afri-
cans, but constructed and ma-
nipulated by politicians. But
Jagan really advanced the case
for apportioning political space
to all cultures in the drive to-
ward national unity.
And so, there is no ques-
tion that one of former Presi-
dent, Dr Jagan's authentic
legacies has to be his vision
and tireless fight for national
unity, working-class unity,
and racial unity.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, March 7, 2008 Thursday, March 13, 2008

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 192.00 196.00 202.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 198.00 200.00 204.00 205.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 195.00 195.00 204.00 206.00
RBGL 200.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 197.00 198.33 203.67 205.38

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.80 203.80

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$203.25

B. Canadian Dollar

BankAverage 162.17 175.24 187.30 190.70

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 351.33 374.77. 395.37 402.13

D. Euro

Bank Average 245.00 269.32 272.50 287.72

E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Tue., Mar. 4, 2008
TT$ = G$ 28.56
Bdos$= G$ 89.92 6 months 2.87688% US 6.50%
J$= G$ 4.45 1 year 2.65813% Guyana(wgt.) 13.94%
EC$= G$ 67.85
Belize$= G$ 94.81
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

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3/15/2008, 8:14 PM

... race was never a serious

problem in Guyana. .... the problem

Israel and Palestine: p

Nothing to Report

"TWENTY-four hours a day
of rolling news to fill," la-
mented the senior producer of
an all-news radio station re-
cently, "and only two hours of
actual news to fill it." But his
problem is minor compared
to that of people condemned
to cover the Israeli-Palestin-
ian conflict, where there is
now almost nothing new to
report at all.
There are plenty of inci-
dents, of course. More than 200
rockets were fired from the
Gaza Strip against nearby Israeli
towns in one week recently.
Some were a new, longer-range
version that reached Ashkelon,
a large town that had never been
hit before. One Israeli died, and
several were injured.
Israel retaliated with mas-
sive raids on the northern Gaza
Strip by land and air. Two Is-
raeli soldiers and about 120 Pal-
estinians were killed.
Israel says 90 per cent of
the Palestinian casualties were
fighters; Palestinian sources say

half were civilians, including 22
children. Given the crowded liv-
ing conditions of the Gaza Strip,
the latter estimate is more plau-
sible, although it would make no
sense for Israeli forces to target
civilians deliberately.
Then, on 6 March, a Pales-
tinian walked into Merkaz
Harav religious school in Jerusa-
lem and killed eight young Israe-
lis before being shot down him-
self. All of these events were ex-
tensively covered in the rolling
news, but in what sense was
there anything new about them?
It was also the same old sto-
ries on the diplomatic level. Pal-
estinian Authority president
Mahmoud Abbas, whose influ-
ence only extends to those parts
of the West Bank not directly
controlled by Israeli soldiers or
settlers, declared that he would
not take part in further 'peace
talks' with the Israelis until they
agreed a cease-fire that included
the Gaza Strip.
The shaky coalition that
governs Israel was undismayed

by this, since any concessions
to Palestinians in the peace
talks, should they occur, would
ignite internal quarrels that
would bring down Prime Min-
ister Ehud Olmert's government.
But US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, in the region
as part of her untiring quest to
create a legacy for the Bush ad-
ministration, insisted that both
Olmert and Abbas show willing.
So Olmert said that the
Merkaz Harav killings would
not make him break off talks
with Abbas, and the latter said
that he would resume talks
- until Rice left town, after
which he reverted to saying
that there could be none un-
til there was a cease-fire in
Gaza. But Abbas has no con-
trol over Gaza. Hamas, which
does, said nothing but smiled
This is all so familiar that
the media would not report it in
any detail if there were some-
thing more exciting to hold the
ads apart. Apart from the fact

that the Palestinians are now
split between a Fatah govern-,
ment in the West Bank and a
Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip,
it could be a week of stories
from the first intifada in the
early 1990s, or from the second
intifada at the beginning of this
The Palestinian-Israeli
quarrel has re-entered one of
those lengthy phases when nei-
ther side can agree on what
terms it would be willing to of-
fer the other for a peace settle-
ment. In Israel, the split is em-
bodied in the government itself,
with various coalition parties
drawing 'red lines' about which
concession or gesture would
cause them to quit. Among the
Palestinians, it is now incar-
nated in a formal division of
territory between Fatah and
From Washington, it is pos-
sible to conjure up some flimsy
optimism about the situation.
"Ten months is a long time.
There's plenty of time to get a
deal done," said President Bush
last week but no deal is go-
ing to happen while Bush is still
in office. Whether it might hap-

JESUS, in His teachings, pro-
vides the very blueprint that
continues to be valid across
two millennia, as to how men
and women should live and
what the world should be. In
Mathew 5:14, He points Man
to a city on a hill that cannot
be hidden. In explaining the
mission of the city upon a
hill, He used the earthly il-
lustration of salt and light
and leaven.
The city is the prototype
of a new reality that has come
in Him and through Him. And
the salt, light, and leaven repre-
sent the Church, the ecclesia. the
new born-again body of believ-
ers. called out of the world,
transformed and empowered,
and sent back into the world to
liberate and transform, not just
the human soul. but also human
The task at hand therefore,
is to understand the relationship
between the Church and the
world now. and how in fact the
Church can transform the world
Why is this necessary? Because
the Church has become so
privatised and over-
spiritualised, that it has lost its
saltiness in a decaying world.
In Guyana in recent
times, we have seen an
alarming manifestation of a
loss of the fear of God, dem-
onstrated in the senseless

pen 'under another administra-
tion is another question, but not
one that is likely to have a hap-
pier answer.
,In agine that at this time
next year President Obama, or
President McCain, or President
Clinton (H) decides to spend
some political capital in the
Middle East. Could it achieve
Unless there has been
some a political earthquake
in the meantime, there will
stiil be two rival Palestinian
governments, one of which is
formally committed to wag-
ing relentless war against Is-
rael (even if the reality is a
little more negotiable). Israe- .
lis! will have every right to
claim that there is nobody to
negotiate with.
The two Palestinian au-
thorities will still be struggling
to gain the upper hand in the
internecine power struggle,
which means that neither party
can afford to make significant
concessions to the Israelis. So,
nothing can happen until Fatah
re-establishes control over the
Gaza Strip (unlikely), or until
Hamas dominates a reunified

slaughter of innocent lives.
What is at stake here is a
country plummeting into a
dark abyss of social and moral
decadence unless the Church
understands its social respon-
sibility of being the salt and
light in a dark, decaying so-
SThe Church, indeed, has a
significant role to play. In fact,
the Christian message of grace
lends itself to participation in
the social, educational, economi-
cal and yes! The political life of
the country.
Gordon Harland, professor
in the department of religion at
the University of Manitoba,
commends such an engagement.
"Our contention is that this
basic doctrine of Justification by
grace is of great social signifi-
cance. To act socially in terms
of justification by grace is to
know three things:
(1) That the Divine love
that has met us impels us to
seek greater justice in the com-
(2) that the same Divine
love that impels us to justice
also illumines the sin we will be
involved in by our efforts;
(3) this doctrine also as-
sures us of the resource of
mercy to cover the evil we do
in order to be responsible."
What then, in the light of
all that is happening, should be

Palestinian authority that in-
cludes the West Bank.
Even if that happened,
Hamas would still have to de-
cide that it really wants to ne-
gotiate with Israel, and the Is-
raelis would then have to de-
cide that they were willing to
talk to Hamas. Not only that,
but to offer Hamas serious
territorial concessions in re-
turn for a cease-fire or peace
None of that is at all
likely. There will be no sub-
stantive peace talks this year,
and there will be none next
year either. It's all just dip-
lomatic posturing punctuated
by killing. Both sides hate
the phrase "cycle of vio-
lence," because it implies
that both sides are respon-
sible for it. But it is the cor-
rect phrase, and 'cycles'
aren't news.

the responsibility of the
Firstly, God reminds us
that He has plans for good and
not for evil: that the kingdom of
the world will become the king-
dom of the Lord. So. what is
God's vision for the world?
Let me suggest that God's
vision is the transformation and
liberation of communities and
nations, where there is eco-
nomic insufficiency, social up-
heaval, public injustice, national
unrighteousness and disregard
for the rule of law.
Our action-plan, there-
fore, must be two-fold, and
Please see page 11

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8CiVic reception for

visiting Salvationists

By Shirley Thomas

THE Guyana Division of the
Salvation Army yesterday
teamed up with the 50 visit-
ing Cadets from the US
Southern Territory for an ex-
citing Civic Reception and
Youth Rally at Citadel Head-

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quarters, Alexander and
South Road Georgetown.
Hosted under the theme:
'Arise and Build', the occasion
brought together young Salva-
tionists for an uplifting and re-
juvenating programme in which
the locals and visiting cadets
combined their talent and ener-

gies to present a choice re-
Easter treat.
Delivering greetings to the
visiting delegation was City
Mayor Hamilton Green who
warmly welcomed the guests to
the city of Georgetown.
Divisional Commander,
Major Sinous Theodore did the
'Welcome and Introduction',
while Major Ted Morris III,
Curriculum Director of the Sal-
vation Army School for Offic-
ers Training, responded on be-
half of his group.
The programme was
opened up with a classy mu-
sical prelude rendered by the
visiting Cadets on the Brass
Please turn to page 14

Commerce Minister ...

From page 2
topic, Minister Prashad, who
has portfolio responsibility
for consumer affairs, said:
"Consumers are well aware
that junk food continues to
have an adverse effect on our
bodies. It leads to children
being obese, often resulting
in severe heart attacks that
have been fatal for adults."
Noting that statistics show
that more than 22 million chil-
dren worldwide five years of age
and under are overweight, he
said that Consumers Interna-
tional has been calling for action
internationally to prevent the
sale of the type of food that has
been identified as contributing to
an unhealthy state, and has
asked the World Health
Organisation (WHO) to put a
restriction on the sale of un-
healthy food to children.
Moreover, he said, coun-
tries are being asked to moni-
tor the type of advertising
aimed at children. "It is impor-
tant that parents understands

that they are directly respon-
sible for the food that their
children eat. In many cases,
parents are not aware of what
they are up against," the min-
ister said, adding: "As a result,
I have instructed my consumer
division to look at the types of
food that are considered as un-
Contending that his
Ministry's interest in
consumer's protection goes be-
yond the issue of 'junk food',
Minister Prashad said:
"More importantly, I wish
to emphasise the need for all of
us to demand the highest qual-
ity of service and standards
from our business places,
namely food vendors, minibus
operators, sanitation workers,
public officials and public util-
ity providers, like the water,
telephone, and electricity.
"It is imperative that we
pursue better food standards
and quality not merely for
our personal satisfaction in
the consumption of goods and
services but for the wider so-

Social good.
"Consumer protection, la-
dies and gentlemen, is not
merely a domestic affair, with
each passing year; it is becom-
ing a top priority on the inter-
national economic agenda. It has
been recognized that health is the
most important asset of any na-
tion and, therefore, we must
protect the health of our chil-
dren. Even as we observe 'Junk
Food Generation' as the theme
for this year, it should be noted
that the Heads of Government
met recently to determine ways
and means to ensure that there
were checks and balances on the
food items that are considered
as essential to the average
"All of us are consumers,
and each one of us has an ob-
ligation and responsibility to
be involved in consumer pro-
tection in order to make
Guyana a better place to live
and to do business. Let us do
what is right for our children
as we seek to keep them from
the effects of junk food."

From page 10
must serve to arrest further deterioration of the quality of life, beginning with a focus on the
institution of the family, the decay of society, and the failure of the Church to engage its world.
(1) Our salt intervention. Forces that are destructive to our physical ecology and are pollutants to
our moral ecology must be repudiated and dealt with. We must return to advocacy for public account-
ability by national leaders. We must encourage active participation of the saints of God in the social
and political life of their countries. This is the time for the emergence of the Daniels, and the Josephs.
and the Esthers to function a, public deacons in the Parliaments and palaces and places of power and
influence in our countries.
(2) Our light intervention. Beyond preservation is the penetration of darkness bi ihc light oIf lthe
gospel. We must move aggressively lor the transformation of lives, families and co ,immuiiic. ce 11111
shio\ up and he visible in confronting every forni and manifestation of oppression rand inis ;!;,
In conclusion. I wish to quote Edmund Burke. who said: "All that i, nccss ai \ oi c'i a'i i,
;or good men to do nothing."
We. lho have been enlightened b Ithe power of the word of God. have a imoirl aIhl ;a ii ib ,
involved in our world.
A true test of our spirituality is in the passion, or iack thereof.' that wr carri-y I':r i e- ii',-
tion and transformation of our communities. V e are involved. we are responsible

MAJOR Ted Morris presenting trophies to winning Corps in the Bible Quiz Competition.

GPL is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of
SENIOR NETWORK DESINER to work in the System Planning and Design
Department, Middle St., Georgetown.

Draw all electrical system single line drawings to digital format
Prepare digital drawings of all discipline for example Mechanical,
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Prepare digital drawings from technical information, and maps of the
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12. SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 16, 2008


Ivor's dream

- Food for the Poor builds fallen soldier's mother her own home

TO the ordinary Guyanese
he will be remembered as a
valiant solider, one who died
while on duty. To his family,
though, 24-year-old Ivor Wil-
liams was more: He was a
hero to his little brother and
an angel to his single parent
Growing up in a home with-
....^h .' **^." It, L&i

out a father on the Essequibo
Coast, the former Guyana De-
fence Force (GDF) Corporal
quickly grew into a responsible
son. He would help his mother
financially and was hoping to
fulfill her lifelong dream that
of owning her own home.
"He was going to take out
a loan this year to help me build

a house," Ivor's mom, Yonett
Pitman said.
The 42-year-old is still
coming to grips with the Janu-
ary shooting of her child while
on duty in the East Coast vil-
lage of Buxton.
Her life has had a void since.
It was evident while she spoke
that getting over the loss of her
son would be no easy task. Her
two other children (16-year-old
Veliecia, and 14-year-old
Clevroy) are also affected. She
said Clevroy's dream was to join
his brother in the army, but af-
ter Ivor's death, that aspiration
has been put on hold.
"He (Clevroy) does not talk
about things like that (his future
career) anymore. He was hop-
ing to do many things with his
brother. He looked up to him,"
Yonett explained.

For Yonett, life has been
hard. After separating from her
husband "a long time ago," she
had the difficult task of nurtur-
ing her children on her own. She
did the impossible when it
comes to work. Even with her
smallest child having already en-
tered teenage life, Yonett still
struggles. She said she some:
times clean the trenches in her

Applicants are invited for entry into Carnegie School of Home Economics to pursue studies
in the following programmes: (a) Household Management
(b) Garment Construction
(c) Cosmetology
(d) Catering and Hospitality

(a) Household Management applicants must attain the age of fifteen (15) years by
the 30'" August, 2008.

(b) Garment Construction applicants must attain the age of eighteen (18) years by
the 30'" August, 2008.

(c) Cosmetology applicants must attain the age of seventeen (17) years by
the 30'" August 2008.

(d) Catering and Hospitality applicants must attain the age of eighteen (18) years by
the 30'" August, 2008.

For programme (a,b.c) minimum qualifications SSPE parts 1 &2

For programmes (d) minimum qualification CXC. CSEC passes in Food and Nutrition and
Home Economics Management. Applicants with good scores at SSPE parts 1&2 would be
considered if space is available. Mature applicants, twenty-five (25) years and over who
have experience in the Hospitality and Catering Industry will be considered.

Application forms can be obtained from Carnegie School of Home Economics, D'Urban and
High Streets, Werk-en-Rust at a cost of $100.00.

Completed forms must be returned to the school by Monday 14'" April. 2008.

Applicants are required to report to the Carnegie School of Home Economics for an
Entrance Test on Wednesday 30"' April, 2008 at 8:30 h.

For further details you may call the school on telephone numbers 226-2441/223-8100

Board of Governors
Thru The Principal
Carnegie School of Home Economics

THE house that was.

surroundings at Dartmouth so
as to make a living.
She lives in a house as a
caretaker, but it reeks with age
she said. "It leaks, and creaks."
In reality, the house is dilapi-
dated and could fall at any time.
But there is a happy end-
ing to the story; a smiling Yonett
explained-that she would
shortly move into her own
The house, a brand new
two-bedroom edifice was
built by Food for the Poor
(Guyana) Inc. The non-gov-
ernmental organisation de-
cided to make Ivor's dream a

reality. Food for the Poor will
also help to furnish the
house. Yonett said they will
give her a bed and a stove.
"Yonett's dream is like so
many other Guyanese dreams,"
Executive Director of Food for
the Poor (Guyana) Inc Leon
Davis explained. "Some people
cannot afford the basic necessi-
ties, so owning a home to them
is a luxury. But our drive is to
make the lives of Guyana's poor
people better."
Davis said a home is not just
a shelter, but a sanctuary. "A
house brings a family closer to-
gether and helps to keep them

For 2008, Food for the
Poor is hoping to build 260
houses across Guyana. It will be
no easy task, Davis pointed out,
but the organisation sees this
move as an important tool in
nation building. "Food for the
Poor is not just about feeding;
it is about empowerment; it is
about creating the right atmo-
sphere for people to develop
For Yonett, a hard life
does not erase itself, but the
hurdles have become fewer
since acquiring her new

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites interested Contractors, preferably
residing within the areas identified below, to submit Quotations for the
following Service:
Contract Services for the reading of water meters. The successful
bidders will be required to undertake the reading of meters in the
following areas:

1. Essequibo Coast
2. Bartica
3. West Demerara
4. East Bank Demerara
5. Georgetown
6. East Coast Demerara
7. Linden
8. West Coast Berbice
9. New Amsterdam
10. Corentyne, Berbice

A copy of the Terms and Conditions can be uplifted from the respective
GWI Divisional Office: Friday March 14, 2008, between 8:00hrs to
15:00hrs. All quotations must be completed and submitted to Head of
Procurement, Guyana Water Inc. 10 Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, on
or before 14:00hrs March 28, 2008. For further information contact the
Head of Procurement on telephone number: 225-0471.

Water is life! Save it!

Ivor's mom, Yonett Pitman

Guyana a hit at -

B'dos Agrofest

NEWS out of Barbados is that
patrons attending the annual
AgroFest exhibition in the
Caribbean nation's capital,
Bridgetown, last weekend
snapped up a wide selection
of fruits, vegetables and pro-
cessed items from Guyana
such as bottled sauces and
jams within hours of their
going on sale.
Word also is that persons in
that line of business in the is-
land also expressed an interest
in doing business with Guyana,
and in a show of goodwill asked
that their names be put on a list
as potential clients.
Asked about Guyana's par-
ticipation at the fair, Guyana
Marketing Corporation (GMC)
Marketing Manager, Mr. Rich-
ard Hanif, who led the team,
said he felt "it was a huge suc-
cess," thanks in no small mea-
sure to the Barbadian organizers
who invited the company to
promote its products in the is-
The annual event, held on
the grounds of Queen's Park in
the capital Bridgetown, was
organised by the Barbados Ag-

ricultural Society (BAS), an um-
brella group for Barbadian farm-
ers. Organisers had expected
close to 40,000 people to visit
the dozens of exhibitors booths
and apparently that number
turned up during the excellent
'weather over the weekend.
Aside from Guyana,
Trinidad (through their Na-
tional Agricultural Market-
ing and Development Corpo-
ration) and the UK (their Pig
Breeders Association) also
participated. Guyana's par-
ticipation was funded by the
Ministry of Agriculture.
Barbados is one of the main
markets in the eastern Caribbean
for Guyanese fruits and veg-
etables. During 2007, Guyana
exported a total of 977 metric
tonnes of fresh fruits and veg-
etables to Barbados. Of that fig-
ure, 32 per cent were water mel-
ons, 30 per cent pumpkins, and
21 per cent plantains. Among the
other exports were coconuts,
eddoes, oranges, limes, cucum-
bers, cherry pulp and coffee.
Norman Faria, Guyana's
Honourary Consul in the island
who attended the opening cer-

emony and was at the Guyana
booth off and on over the week-
end, was quoted as saying:
"Everything went well.
There was positive feedback
from BAS officials about our
participation. Guyana is fully
supportive of this significant
event for Barbadian farmers and
we commend the BAS and the
Barbados Ministry of Agricul-
ture for their excellent work.
Everything bodes well for the
future as we move forward to-
gether providing healthy protein
for all our peoples at affordable
prices and readily available
The Consulate, on behalf
of the Guyana government,
also lined up Guyana-born
chefs for a 'Regional Sunday
Breakfast' on the grounds of
the Festival. Sponsored by
the Barbados office of the In-
ter-American Institute for
Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA), it involved four differ-
ent CARICOM member
states (Guyana, Trinidad and
Tobago, Jamaica and Barba-
dos) offering traditional
breakfast dishes.

HANIF being interviewed by staffers of Barbados' CBC Channel 8. (Photos courtesy of
the Guyana Consulate in Barbados.)


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

Drivers (trucks and mini buses)

Applicants will be considered based on qualification and experience.
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 Monday March 31,2008.

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GMC Marketing Manager, Richard Hanif, centre, helps two Bajans decide on what to buy.


Notice to Employers

(Increase in threshold)
in the 2008 National Budget, Parliament has approved the increase of the annual threshold
from $336,000 to $420,000.
The following is to be noted by all employers who are subject to the PAYE system:
(1) This increase takes effect from 1/1/2008 (Y/A 2009) and applies to income
earned during the year 2008 commencing 1' January, 2008.
(2) This translates into a monthly amount of $35.000 and for weekly paid employees
the amount is $8,076. Employees who are paid on fortnightly and daily bases
would be entitled to allowances ofS 16,153 and $1.147 respectively.
(3) It is to be noted that the 33 1/3% rate is applied to income in excess of $42. 000
per annum.
(4) The following examples are used to illustrate the application of the new threshold
Particulars I Before (threshold being $336,000) After (threshold being $420,000)
.. .. . .......-.-- --------- -.-.------ -------.- -.--.----
Income Chargeable Income Tax Chargeable Income Tax
420.000 84.000 i.nun Nil Nil
600,000 264,000 I .1 8I'I 80,000 (iii.i ii
800,000 464.000 .. h si- I I II 1' .i r,
1,000,000 6', ii "i 221 iiiIii I 3

(1) Employers who operate a computerized system may wish to note that the formula
for computing the tax is as set out below:-
Income= x
Tax if(x>420000, (x-420000)'3,0)
(2) All employers are to ensure that this measure is implemented in ihe month of April
2008 and the appropriate adjustments made for deductions in respect of the
months of January to March 2008. The adjustments should be made in accordance
with the guidelines set oul below:-
a. When remitting the April month's deductions which is due on or before 14"'
May 2008, any over-deductions made in respect to the months ofJanuary to
March 2008, should be adjusted for each employee and the net amount
remitted to the Guyana Revenue Authority. The employees who have
suffered the over-deduct ion should be refunded their taxes.
b. For over-deductions made for the months of January to March, these amounts
should be deducted from remittances for the month of April and the following
schedule should accompany the remittance statement forthe month ofApril.
# Name of Over deduction for Actual Deductions Net deduction
employee the months of made for the remitted for the
January to March month of April month of April
1 John Brown 6,999 24,469 17,470

a. Employees whose total income for the year 2008 is below the new threshold
and who suffered taxes for the months of.lanuary to March are advised that
they should file income tax returns for the year of income 2008 so that at the
appropriate time, the Guyana Revenue Authority can refined their taxes that
were over-deducted and remitted.

By Order of Ihe Commissioner General. Guyana Revenue Authority

Mr. Khurshid Sattaur

3/15/2008, 10 36 PM

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U r do o .i o e s n d e o

Office of the Regional Democratic Council

Region #10
19 Republic Avenue,

Mackenzie, Linden.

Invitation To Tendrdii

Contractors who have been pre-qualitied by the Regional Tender Board of Region
#10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) for 2008 are invited to purchase Bid Documents for
works to be done in the followingcategories:

Category 1 Buildings
1. Extension of Amelia's Ward
Nursery School -Mackenzie.
2. Extension of Kwakwani
Secondary School-Berbice River.
3. Rehabilitation of Watooka Annex
(Nurses Hostel)-Watooka.
4. Rehabilitation & Extension of
Agriculture Office Building-
Christainburg, Wismar

Category 2- Roads

5. Rehabilitation of South Amelia's
WardAccess Road -Linden
6. Rehabilitation of Blue Berry Hill
Access (Teacher's
Compound)Road Wismar
7. Rehabilitation of St Aidans
School Access B/Berry Hill Road
8. Rehabilitation of Riverside Drive
Watooka Road- Mackenzie
9. Continued Rehabilitation of
Cinderella City R:oad-
Amelia's Ward
10. Rehabilitation of Republic Ave.
Main ((Mackenzie Band Stand)
11. Rehabilitation of Access Road
Wismar Christainburg Sec.
12. Rehabilitation of 2'" Street Silver
Town Road-Wismar
13. Rehabilitation of 2?' Street Half
Mile Road-Wismar
14. Rehabilitation of Canvas City
Nursery School Access Road-
15. Rehabilitation ofWisroc Junction
Phase#2 Road Surface Wismar
16. Rehabilitation of Constabulary
Compound Access Road-

Tender document may be uplifted from the
Regional Accounts Department, 19
Republic Avenue. Linden from March 18,
2008 for non-refundable fees as follows:
Category 1 -$1,500
Category 2 -$2500
The following requirements must be met:

Tenders must be addressed
Regional Tender Board
Region #10

/ Tenderers are to submit with
their tenders Certificate of
Compliance issued by the
Commissioner of IRD and
General Manager NIS.
/ The work tendered for must
be clearly marked at the top
right hand corer of the
/ Tenderers or their
representatives may be
present at the opening of the
tenders on April 2 .,:,2008
when tender closes and
opens at 9:00 am when
tender closes.
/ The Tender Board is not
bound to accept the lowest
tender and retains the right to
reject any tender without
assigning a reason.

Henry Rodney (Mr.)
Regional Executive Officer
Region #10

Civic reception

for visiting ...

From page 11

Band whose rich sym-
phonic pieceespresented the
ideal warm up, quickly set-
ting the tone for what turned
out to be an electrically
charged atmosphere, where
the young and not-so-young,
unreservedly worshipped the
Lord 'in the beauty of holi-
In addition to a lustily
belted out medley of choruses,
led by the Divisional Praise and
Worship Team, the Cadets ren-
dered choral singing and offered

stirring and inspiring testimo-
nies, both of which told of Sal-
vation Army's timely interven-
tion, bringing a sense of pur-
pose to their lives at a time of
despair. Coming from the Ca-
dets also was the message in
which the speaker charged the
youths to work towards keep-
ing the flag and emblem of the
Salvation Army flying high, as
well as a skit by members of
the group. Much more was on
the cards at a joint concert set
for later that evening.
Meanwhile, the younger lo-
cal soldiers exhibited youthful
exuberance as they took to the

stage with well-rehearsed chore-
ography and heart-warming
worship sequences.
There was also a Bible
Quiz Competition (jointly con-
ducted) in. which-Citadel Corps
took the top prize; Mahaicony
- the second prize and New
Amsterdam third. Prizes
were distributed by US Major
Ted Morris.
Meanwhile, at 15:00 hrs to-
day, the local Salvationists and
visiting US team will come to-
gether for a grand March of
Witness around the city. The
March will move off from the
Citadel on South Road and
Alexander Street.

Pan. 14 & 19 065

Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc. Wants to recruit a suitably qualified
person to fill the vacant post of DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the company's maintance
of a prudent financial framework, and its commitment in balance with
available resources, and to monitor income and expenditure levels to ensure
that this balance is sustained and takes corrective action when necessary.

Applicants must possess ACCA, CPA,.or its equivalent with 12 years
experience in a senior management position in a large company.

Must be computer literate, especially with the Microsoft Office suite and
Ace Pac and or any other accounting programme.

Maturity and independence are prerequisites since the incumbent will be
required to take initiative on behalf of the company.

A detailed JOB DESCRIPTION can be download with further information
about the position from www.gplinc.com

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should forward their
applications and resumes to the Divisional Director Human Resources,
Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc.,257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown,
Guyana before Friday April 04, 2008.

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HE old adage that 'Christ-
ias comes but once a year' is
,ot necessarily true as one
Vest Canje housewife found
)ut, much to her delight, two
Saturday ago.
Bibi Razack of Vryheid Vil-
lage got the shock of her life on
the day in question when her
name was pulled from among a
host of other submissions as the
overall winner of the 'Christmas
Bonanza' competition held over

lusewife wins T

nas Bonanza'

tc. DVD player.
>ze, which con-
sisL. for two to the
Bud! national Hotel,
a 29' en television,
and a ayer, was won
by C: Adams of
Angoy: .e, while the
fifth pri.- t to Sabrina
Kedaroo. : won a trip for
four to the .i;lashmin's Fun
Park and Re :rt and a stereo

of Alness Village; Dong Zen of
Corriverton; Derrick Sookraj of
Angoy's Avenue; and D Mattai
of Cumberland.
Following the prize-giv-
ing ceremony and cocktail
reception, Mr. Faizal Ally in-
formed the gathering that

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there are more giveaways in
the offing, one of which is a
spanking new motorcar
which would be up for grabs
when the chain celebrate its
25th anniversary some time
next year. (Photos and text by
June Bailey-Van Keric)



FROM left, first place winner, Bibi Razack; store owner,
Ahmad Ally; and Razac's fiance at the prize-giving

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FOURTH place winner Clarence Adams with
granddaughter after collecting their prizes.

the Christmas holidays by the
Berbice hardware firm, AAlly &
Sons Limited.
So, too, did Dwayne
Ferdinand of Home Design and
Engineering Associates who
placed both second and third,
winning for himself a trip for
two to the Kaieteur Falls and
the Arrowpoint Nature Resort;
a 'Sharp' XP/500 stereo set;
125cc Jailing motorcycle; and an
Alcon computer, a computer
desk and chair. In addition, the
Nurseville resident also carted
off three of the 15consolation
prizes each comprising a DVD
The drawing took place
during a gala cocktail recep-
tion held at the store's main
office at Main and Coopers
Lane in New Amsterdam.
Razac's pickings comprised
a trip for four to the Lake Main-
stay Resort on the Essequibo
Coast; a 125 cc Lilan motor-
cycle; a 21' 'Sharp' flat-screen

The competition com-
menced last November and con-
cluded on the day of the draw-
ing. Customers became eligible
when they made purchases val-
ued $5000 and over. Coupons
were issued and after being ap-
propriately filled out were in-
serted in boxes placed at the
store's five locations, namely at
Corriverton, Number Two Vil-
lage, East Canje, Strand, and at
the main branch.
Those boxes were trans-
ported to the main branch and
emptied into a rotisserie, from
which members of the public
were invited at random to draw
the winning coupons.
Other winners who copped
a DVD player each were Abigail
Zaldeer of Chesney Corentyne;
V Warde of Vryman's Erven;
Ashikir Ali Jahoor, Bernice, B
Sohan and James Chan, all of
Palmyra Village; S Cort of
Edinburgh; R Baptiste of
Overwinning; Loretta La Rose


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The lucky Dwayne Ferdinand

3/16/2008, 1:09 AM



VAT Policy Corner

VAT POLICY 37: Cancellation of VAT Registration

The Guyana Revenue Authority has dealt with VAT Registration in prior publications; however, there is a need
to highlight the law governing the Cancellation of VATRegistration. This policy therefore, seeks to provide
information regarding the persons eligible, rules and procedures regarding the cancellation of VAT

Section 13 (1) of the VAT Act states that "Subject to subsection (2), a taxable person who ceases to carry on all
taxable activities shall notify the Commissioner within fifteen days of the date of the closure, and, the
Commissioner is required to cancel the registration of that person with effect from the last day of the tax period
during which all such taxable activities ceased, or from such other date as the Commissioner may determine.

However, the Commissioner is not required to cancel the registration of a taxable person where the
Commissioner has reasonable grounds to believe that the person will carry on any taxable activity at any time
within twelve months from that date of closure. Consequently, registered persons are required to notify the
Commissioner in writing, indicating the date on which all taxable activities ceased, and whether or not that
person intends to carry on any taxable activity within twelve months from that date.

The Commissioner may cancel the registration of a person who is not required to apply for registration where
that person has no fixed place of abode or business; has not kept proper accounting records relating to any
business activity carried on by him/her or has not submitted regular and reliable tax returns as required by
Section 31 of the VATAct. In this instance, the cancellation may be made retrospectively but not earlier than the
last day of the tax period during which the taxable activity carried on by the person ceased or the date on which
the person was registered, if the Commissioner is satisfied that the person did not, from that date carried on any
taxable activity.

In addition, the Commissioner will determine a date not earlier than the last day of the tax period during which
taxable activity carried on by the person ceased; or the date on which the person was registered under this Act
and notify the person in writing of the date on which the cancellation takes effect providing he is satisfied that
the person did not, from that date, carry on any taxable activity.

A registered person whose taxable supplies is no longer ten million dollars or above within the past twelve
months may apply for cancellation of the registration. However this can be done only after the expiration of two
years from the date the registration took effect. Moreover, this does not apply to an auctioneer or to a promoter
of public entertainment.

Also, a person whose registration is cancelled is deemed to have made a taxable supply of any goods or services
on hand at the date the registration is cancelled, but only if an input tax credit was claimed with respect to the
goods or services.

Finally, any responsibility or liability, including the obligation to pay tax and lodge returns, in respect of
anything done or omitted by that person while the person is'a registered person, is not affected by cancellation
ofthe person's registration.

Persons who have queries with reference to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner, VAT and Excise
Tax Department, 210 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets, Bourda for clarification.



0LA 1%0iL 'i

aw guynwcronicle i

GAIRTEE Doodnauth and Shanaaz Khan of Corentyne
Comprehensive with their project, 'Making Indicators Using


A Cumberland Primary student shows off his school's project, tagged
Fertilizer Produce', which placed first in their division.

The Name You Can Trust.
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Gafsons Industries Limited has openings for Porters at its
Parika Complex.

(1) Applicants must posses a sound secondary
school education.
Previous experience of working as a porter or in
a warehouse would be an asset.

Interested applicants can apply in person to:

Before M aarc gvic 2008 iS

p-. 2
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ROSE Hall students Adrian Persaud and Kishmattie Shivnarine show how to purify wat(
the home-made way. For their effort, the school placed second in their division.

The Name ou an Trust.


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AICLE March 16, 2008"

t saE B e r b i c e ru ns off

- six schools

ualify for the

regional 'Science Fair' nstionals

SIX secondary schools in the
East Berbice/Corentyne dis-
Strict emerged top winners re-
cently in the regional leg of
the biennial National Science,
Mathematics and Technology
fair billed for Georgetown later
in the year.
The event, which was spon-
sored by Region Six branch of the
Department of Education, was
held two weeks ago at the
Corentyne Comprehensive Sec-
ondary School at Port Mourant.
Popularly known as simply
'The Science Fair', it was con-
vened under the theme, 'Science,
Mathematics and Technology:
The Foundation for National and
Global Development' and drew
participants from schools at the
nursery, primary, secondary and
tertiary levels. They were judged
on their oral and written presen-
tations as well as their exhibits,
and are expected to compete
shortly at the nationals with other
schools that have emerged win-
ners in their respective regions.
As with the nationals, the
purpose of the two-day event,
said coordinator of the East
Berbice leg of the championship,
Bhatrij Peters, was to promote
the teaching and learning of sci-
ence, mathematics and technology
in schools, technical institutions
and the wider society.
It is also geared towards de-
veloping and enhancing not just
the creative juices in young
people, but their self-confidence
and team spirit as well through
their involvement in various ac-
According to Peters, the tour-
nament commenced last October
with the hosting of fairs at the
sub-regional level, in which the
current crop of winners would
have also participated.
Participants at the second-
ary level competed in several
categories including the Social
and Behavioural Sciences; En-
vironmental Science; Chemis-
try and Biology; Information
Technology; Chemistry; Home

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Economics, and Mathematics,
whilst those at the primary and
nursery levels undertook
projects having to do with how
to make bio-gas, organic fertil-
izers, home-made water purify-
ing systems and smokeless fire-
sides among other interesting
At the secondary level,
Skeldon Line Path Secondary
emerged overall winner in the So-
cial and Behavioural Sciences, En-
vironmental Science, and Biology
segments of the competition with
the projects 'Second-hand Smoke',
'The Importance of Plant Trees',
and 'The Environment and You'
respectively, while Tagore Memo-
rial placed first in the Information
Technology and Chemistry seg-
ments of the tourney. The winning
projects for this latter school were
titled 'Using Info Tech to Teach
Mathematics' and 'Puricooler'.
JC Chandisingh Secondary,
though not as highly regarded as
the other two Corentyne-based
schools, placed first in the Social
Science and Environmental Science
divisions with 'Future Village',
and 'Solar Drier', while Corentyne
Comprehensive High got the
judges nod for first place in Chem-
istry for their project, 'Making In-
dicators Using Flowers'.
Canje Secondary captured
firsts too for their double projects,
'Fruit Juice' and 'Terracing', which
latter is essentially about soil con-
servation, in the Home Economics
and Agricultural Science divisions,
while Berbice High scored high in
Mathematics with 'Probability:
Game of Chance'.
The other winning schools
were Crabwood Creek and Trin-
ity Street Nurseries, and
Cumberland, Rose Hall Estate,
New Market, Fort Ordinance,
and Crabwood Creek, all of
which are Primary Schools.
The lone participating institu-
tion at the tertiary level was the
Rose Hall Town branch of the
Cyril Potter College of Educa-
tion. (Photos and text by Jeune
Bailey-Van Keric)

RASHAD Ali, of Canje Secondary explaining the concept
behind the project, 'Terracing'.

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Nauru seeks to regain lost fortunes

By Nick Squires
(BBC) There are not many
countries you can bicycle
around before breakfast. One
of the very few is Nauru, a
Pacific island nation halfway
between Australia and Ha-
Dubbed Pleasant Island in
the 18th Century by the cap-
tain of a passing British ship -
it is the world's smallest inde-
pendent republic, a coral speck
dwarfed by the vastness of the
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On most assignments, one
of the first tasks is to hire a car.
On Nauru, it didn't really seem
worth the bother. I opted in-
stead for a battered mountain
It took me about an hour
and a half to cycle the narrow
coast road, sweating profusely
beneath the fierce equatorial
sun. Before I knew it, I was back
where I started. I had just cir-
cumnavigated the entire coun-
Nauru may be little, but it
once enjoyed enormous wealth.
In fact, Nauruans were among
the richest people, per capital.
in the world.
A quirk of nature means that
their island consists of some of
the world's purest phosphate -
the legacy of millions of years
of sea bird droppings reacting
with an uplifted coral.
From independence from
Britain and Australia in 1968,
until the 1990s, Nauru earned a
fortune exporting its phosphate
for fertilizer.
The decades of mining left
the once-lush interior a bleak
moonscape of strange, grey
coral spikes all that is left pnce
the phosphate-rich top soil is
scooped out of the ground but
Nauruans did not care.
They gave up their jobs,
brought in migrants from
other Pacific islands to do the
hot, dirty work of digging, and
sat back waiting for the roy-
alty cheques to drop into their
They then went on an ex-
traordinary spending spree.
Families who had never left the
island would charter aircraft to
take them on shopping expedi-
tions in Hawaii, Fiji and
Sports cars were imported,
despite the fact that Nauru has
only one paved road and the
speed limit is 25mph.
A police chief memorably
bought a sleek yellow
Lamborghini, only to find he
was too portly to fit in the
driver's seat. "We just didn't
know how to handle it all," a
barefoot islander told me as he
played his guitar beneath a tree.
"Hardly anyone thought of
investing the money. Dollar
notes were even used as toilet
paper," his friend told me. "It's
true," he insisted, seeing my
look of disbelief. "It was like
every day was party day."
A procession of conmen
and carpetbaggers persuaded
successive governments to in-
vest in a string of bizarre
schemes, including a West
End musical about the life of
Leonardo da Vinci.
Nauru amassed a property
portfolio of hotels and office
blocks around the world. But
corruption and downright in-
competence took their toll and
by the early part of this century,
most of the assets had to be sold
off to pay for the country's
mounting debts.
Now all the money is gone.
Signs of Nauru's former
wealth are few and far between.
Homes are dilapidated, with
holes punched through their
An area known as Loca-
tion is one of the most
squalid slums I have come
across in the South Pacific: A
concrete ghetto of smashed

Please see page 19




NauIu eks ...

From page 18

windows, stray dogs and graffiti.
The brand-new cars which islanders bought are rusted wrecks
smothered in tropical undergrowth.
Last week, a mob of angry islanders burnt down Nauru's only
prison in what the government said was politically motivated un-
rest orchestrated by a former president.
Now comes another blow to this Micronesian micro-nation. A
refugee detention centre, set up by Australia seven years ago, will
close down at the end of this month.
It was built by the government of Prime Minister John Howard
at a time when hundreds of boat people were trying to reach Aus-
It proved a huge vote-winner, but Mr Howard was turfed
out in November and his successor, Labour Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd, swiftly moved to shut it down. Nauruans are dis-
traught the facility brought much-needed jobs and hundreds
of big-spending contractors, police and officials.
Despite all these trials, Nauru is determined to get back on its
feet. A new reformist government is hatching plans to establish the
island as a pit-stop for international tuna boats to refuel and repair.
A mining company hopes to extract precious metals from the
surrounding sea-bed. Phosphate mining has resumed with the gov-
ernment claiming there is another 30 years of reserves up in the
scarred interior.

"We find ourselves in a big hole." concedes newly-elected presi-
dent and former weight-lifting champion, Marcus Stephen. "We're
doing our best to climb out of it. It won't be like in our heyday,
but at least we'll be comfortable."
Nauruans realise that the party is well and truly over.
Now comes the hangover and then, with luck, some sort of re-
covery. But it will take squeaky clean governance, hard work and
rock-solid investments for Pleasant Island to once again live up to
its name.
It may not yet be paradise lost, but it is most definitely
paradise postponed.

THE future of Nauru.

IT'S back to basics for this Nauruan.



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1 The Regional Deinocratc: Council. Region No 6 mn, ites bids foin pre-qualified
contractor, I? undertake the loliowing .ork' -

Capital \lorks

i Brides

(t I Construtction ot' too path bridge-
I bl Consiruction ,f fool plah bndie'
i c LonslriutL Itn ol loot p.ih bridge
id i Consincition of foot pail brid ee

le) Coinstruction offoot padi bridge
If UConstruction o foot path bridge
(I Construcln ot foot pJath brndje
th I Coinsutrucii of'oolo path bridge
t I Connmuciion of foot path bndge School St.-

II Buildings- Education
(a Rehabilitation ofLighnown Primary -
(bl Rehabililulion ofCanic Secondai -
I )C'onslrui'lion olT'echcr.'Quarters -

New Amsterdam
Tel: 333-3120 Fax: 333-519S


d 60-61 Sideline 'West, Correntyne
69- 70i Sideline Last, Corenivyn
464-6n- L,.ex.Co C,rrnln e
7-78 North Lesbeholden. BBP.
('C re'nline
to 10 Mibicuri (S) BBP. Corentyne
P78 YakusartN) B13P.Coienr'ne
o-9 Johanna (Sj BBP. Corenr, ne
i No 47-48 Village. Corcnit ne
Crabwood Creek. Coreutle

East Bank Berbice

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Rehabilit3rann ofC- 334 Central Corentyne Secondary SchooL Bush Lot.
Rchabililtirn of C- 398 Lower Corcntyric Secondary School. RoscHall Town
Rehaihiin.non i (C.-38t Berhicr High School Auditonum. N~wAmsterdam
Rehabiliatiou orC- I 8~' Berbicelligli School I.T Lab. New Amsterdam.
Rehabiltati onofC-3 5 Rose Hall To,.'.n Pnmar' School. Corentyne
Rehahlinationi o(l' 550 AIncs Nurnery School. Coretnlvne
Rebabilitation of C-.34 Edinburgh Pruniar' School. East Bank Berbice
Rehabilitanon ofC-1328 Over inning Primary School, Easi bank Berbice
Rehahililnton ,i291 Fon Or('dinance Priminar School.Canjc
Rehlabilianotin oC'- 530( Adelplu Nursery School. Canje
Rehahbilation of'C- 531 FTish Road Nurserx' School. Corentyne
Rehabiliation ol'C- 577 Rose hall Town Nursery School.Corentrne

ii. Drainage &Irrigation

a ) Manual cleaning of lack's canal
(b) Manual cleaning ofa 51 52 Maindram
(c) Rehabilnation ol# 67 Sluice
(td Rehabiliation #l' 5 '66 Road side slurce
(e) Construction of sluice door Lonsdale
I I' Rchahihitaion of F.crsham sluice
Ig Rehahilittion ofJoppa #-13 Sluice
I h Construcuon oft\inch bed Bush Loi sluice
(1I Consmlction ot inch bed Kilmarnock sluice

(a) Reconstruction of limberbndge
(b) Reconstruction of timber bndge
(c) Reconstruction ortimber bridge
(dr Sealing nfibreaches
(e) Reconstrucion ofConcrete Culen -
(1) Con.truction ol 6'*' RC Sutr-,ture
(g)Constructlon of4"4' RC Structure
(h) Reconstruction ofTimber Re\ etment -

Lesbeholden. BBP. Corentyne
Johanna. BBP. Corentyne
No 62 Village, Corentyne
Mara (irow n Dam. Corentine
Eversham East, C orenryue
Wellington Park. Corenttne
Alness Facade. Corentyne
Seaforth. Corenrtne

i\ Roads

(a)Upgrade 4' Crto.s Strect
I(b Upgrade 5 Cros Street
'-, Upgrade Primary School Street
(d, Upgrade I" Cross Street
(e Ulppgrde F nsh Nursery School Su eel

v Land Development

ta) Rehabilitation of John Sa%\ h Dam

Current workss

i. Maintenance of Buildings- Education

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Johns. Corentinte
Cumberland. Corent)tle
Bush Lot,Corent- ne
Fvrish. Corenryte

AdelphiL Canic

2 Tendei documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit. Regional Democratic:
Council. 'rmnan's Er en. NeA Amsterdam. Berbice an. working day at a non-refuidable fee of Three
thousand dollars i1. 3,000.00) for each tender document for the abos e projects.

3. Each tender must be submined separately, in a plain, sealed envelope. bearingnoidentification of!
the tenderer The pruicct tendered for, muL's be marked at the top. left-hand corner andaddressed to the
Chairman, Regional Tender Board, Regional Democrauc Council, RegionNo.6. Vrymans Erven, New
Am-itcrdam and deposited in the tender box at the abo\c address not later than 90tDb on 28" March.
2-JOR . -

4 Tendcrs %ill be opened in the precince of tender-rs or their representative immediately
tit-rc.i'ter. in the Uoirdroom of the Regional Democratic Council

5 Al tenders mut be accompanied b vald Certilicales fCompliance from the Nalional .
Insurance Scheme and GuN mna Revenue Authinty

h The Regional Tender Ruard reser e, the right to reject un\ or all tenders without assigning any reason
\ halsoer er and not to neces-arily award to the loest tender

Dc .nioiid 1sit'ion
Re-.ional Exe:cum e Ortficer
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Iman Bacchus & Sons Limited
Linden Community Development Association
Mohoyadeen Sahadat
Woodle Park/Bath Local Authority
Ministry of Works and Hydraulics
Mayor & City Council Rosehall
Kintyre/Borfan NDC
Pomona Neighbourhood Democratic Council
Queenstown Local Authority
Crabwood Creek-Moleson NDC
Wismar Christianburg Electric Supply
Corriverton Town Council
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Evergreen/Paradise, NDC
No. 51 Good Hope District
Rosignal/Zeelust D.C.
Rising Sun/El Dorado DC
Whim/Bloomfleld DG
Naarstigheid/Union Local Authority
Tempie/Seafield Local Authority
Rosgnol Fishermens Co-op Society
John-Port Mourant Village Council
Bel Air Woodlands Local Authority
Gelderland-Blairmont Local Authority
Calvary Temple Assembly of God
Sthanaweti Datt
Linden Security Co-op Society.Limited
Kayman Sankar & Company Limited
Regional Democratic Council # 7
Regional Democratic Council # 10
Regional Accounting Unit Reg. #2
Regional Democratic Council 6 Admin
Little Rock Hotel
Rural Marketing Centre Reg. # 6
Alfred Alphonso
Indar Singh A/K Indar
Rural Marketing Centre
Mohamed Fuzaud Yassin
REO Region # 2 (Education)
Singh's Cash and Car
RDC Economic Project
Regional Democratic Cu.,inl:l 6 Health
Gloria Dawn Garraway
Guymine Pensioners' Association
Rahim Baksh
Bartica Baptiste Church
Advent Parish
Clement De Nobrega
Maharaina P. Campbell
Lighthouse Assembly of God Church
Mohamed Imran Yassim
G.A.R.R.E.S. Company Limited
Pooran Seepersaud
Ministry of Public Works & Communication
Mission Chapel Congregational Church
G.D. Setaram and Sons Trucking
Caricom Rice Mills Limited
Sigma Labs Berbice Branch


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Hotel Purple Heart
Keith Remnarayan
Nizam Kasim
Sigma Labs Medical Supplies
Speedy Auto
Totaram Budharam
Raymond De Freitas
David Coates
Clarence Da Silva
Rahamatoora Kassim
Mohamed Baffee
Edward Smart
Singer Sewing Machine Company
Mohamed Shanns-udilr i/Sharin
Joe's Variety re: Electrical Store
Mohamed Irfan Habeeb
Roopan Ramotar
Boodhnarine Ramlakhan
Dr. Jewen Balram
Quahiza R. Khan
No. 52-74 Neighbourhood District
Charity Urasara NDC
Leroy Watts
Regional Democratic Council 6 Education
Anna Regina Town Council
Mohamed R.D. Khan
Little Bethlehem Play School
Fareez Arakhan
Balmoocund Beljit
Giri Govind Nauth
Spare Tyre Mart
M. Sukhai Contracting Services
Ministry of Local Government
Bibi Akleema Mohamed
Linden Hospital Complex
Tarj Persaud Singh
Benjie's Pharmacy and Medical Centre
Parbatie Persaud
Vish Turbo Contracting and Trucking
T. Persaud Modern Jewellery
Mohamed S. Raffik
Kumar Lallbachan
Wahab Imports
New Taste Restaurant
Shazamadeen Kassim
Sarranand Drug Store
Dr. Dionne Fries
Kathy's Cash and Curry
Guyanese Outreach Corriverton
Bhajirath's Pharmacy
Jasoda Fisher
RoadsideBaptist Church Skill Training
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy
Magbool Ahmad Basir
Rayon House of Fashion Linden
John N. Hicks
Nandra Phagoo

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Alfro Alphonso
Takur Persaud
M & S Ganga
Henry Alphonso
Ahmad Zaki Amin
Mainstay/Whyaka Amerindian Village
Caribbean Cuisine Restaurant
Collette Y. Huntle
Shawn & Allan Hopkinson
Kate Robertson
Louis Edwards
Singer Sewing Machine (Guyana) Ltd.
Virjanand Jerry Outar
David Pesci
Donna's Travel Consultancy
G&P Jaigobin & Son
Jainarine Singh
Nateram Ramnaran
Haimwant K. Persaud
Deravanie Kishore
Rafik Khan Pirkhan
Cheri Tree Around the Clock Day Care
Faaizah Mustafa
Boodhoo General Store
Maranatha Assembly of God
AI-Madinah Islamic Academy
Tamila Lynch
Eswar Sarran
Mohamed Riyasat
Linden Mining Enterprise Ltd.
Pay Less General Store
Canawaima Management Company
Ganesh Persaud
Nicholas Brouet
Shameera Evans
B. Seenarine & D. Ganeshprasad
Li Yongshan
Ramsook P. Arjune
Kathleen Torres
Dawn Glennis Clarke
Linden Electricity Inc.
Darul Uloom
No. 56 Full Gospel Fellowship
Shalom Full Gospel Fellowship
Franklin/Ottis Gifth
Dhela Sookram
David Shurland
Fizea Wilkie
Omai Services Inc.
Pioneer Construction Services
Kalam Azad
Claudette Norville
Irene Bacchus Holder
Evelyn Reynolds
Seeroginee Seenicherry
Khemraj Ramesh
Mohamed Zaheer Sheriff
All Saints Anglican Rectory

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TUESDAY DEMERARA Water Street between New Market & Church Street, Robbstown &
18 MARCH Lacytown, Croal Street between Comhill & King Street 08:30 to 11:30h
Carifesta Avenue, Thomas Lands, Eastern Half of Duke Street,
High Street Kingston 08:30 to 16:30 h
BERBICE No. 54 Village to Moleson Creek 07:15 to 13:15 h

1WEDNESDA Y EMERARA Main & Lamaha Streets, Junetia, Carmichael Street, Church Street,
9 MARH Avenue of the Republic, America Street, parts of Wellington Street
-Barrack Street, Rabbit Walk, Thomas Street, Waterloo Street,
New Market Street, Alberttown & Queenstown 12:00 to 16:00 h
-Charlestown East of Ketley Street 08:30 to 11:30 h
Stabroek; north of Brickdam, East of Camp & North of Regent Street
08:00 to 12:30 h
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FULLY furnished, AC,
room in Subryanville for short
term rental. Prices begin at $7
000 nightly. Call 227-2199/

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

ENJOY our special on
Monday and Tuesdays -
Pedicure $1 500 and 15%
off on facial. Nayelli Hair
Fashion, 211 New Market
Street, N/C/burg. Tel. 226-

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

SU AIO L o l
ENROL now at Double B's
School of Cosmetology. Call
NAIL Courses register now
$4 000 each tips, pedicures,
designing, air brushing, etc.
training videos (A+, network+,
MCSE, CISCO, etc.), latest
software at affordable prices.
Phone 698-4770.
Assessment 2009. Start NOW!
Two classes, Central
Georgetown & South
Ruimveldt. Call 622-1967 or
225-6259 for further


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

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 nim ht
business R.K's Institute 'f
Motoring, 172. Light and
Charlotte Streets. Bourda

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.

SALE! Novels and other
used books from $40 up.
Juliette's Book Library, West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

GET rid of all your health
problems with the latest medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies,
including, hydrotherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations
etc. Also home visits for bed
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner, at
79 Collingswood Avenue,
Nandy Park, EBD, (Enter
Republic Park, go straight at the
first function, follow the road to
Lot 79). Tel. 233-5944 or cell

Housing Dept, Brickdam.
URGENT Ms Claire
Maloney Wabon is asked to
make contact with Dhaniram
Seewah for matters pertaining
to a house lot in Cummings

Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stamped
envelope CFI, PO Box
12154 Georgetown,
educated! Get Married!
Migrate!...through the CFI.
Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
TRUE Love International
Match Making Service. Looking
for friends or companions
please call 629-4605/692-567d
or Email
FRIENDS, companions,
marriage partners. Immediate
Link. Junior/Senior/Singles
Dating Service, 18- 80oyrs.
Tel. 223-8237/648-6098., Mon.
- Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm. Sat.
- 10 am 4 pm. (Both phones
same time.)

REPAIRS done to gas
stove, microwave, washing
machine & dryers, etc. Tel. #
DO you have houses or
apartments to rent or sell? Let
me help. Call 218-0303/655-
TAROT Cards Reading.
Discover how cards can help
you to divine the future. Call
FOR all your culinary
needs large or small parties,
weddings business meetings.
Call 225-2780, 225-2819.
Upholstery on all furniture and
vehicles guaranteed. Tel. 276-
3260, 276-3652, 694-7796.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves deep
fryers, etc. Call 699-8802/218-
PERSONS available to do
general construction e.g.
Painting, plumbing carpentry,
free estimate, etc. Credit terms
available. Cal. 688-2965
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations,
masonry, varnishing.
plumbing & painting. Contact
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-
HAVE your gas stove
serviced repared. repacked,
qas lines insulted electric
stove repairen v.';i,'he repalred,
deep fryers recalrd. Call 6146-
6209/6222-' 1~

FOR repairs & services to
washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves, microwave ovens,
etc. Home Solutions 227-

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all your TV, DVD, stereo set,
microwave and washing
machine repair. Call Ryan -
265-2634 or 627-9313. We
provide home service.
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.
FUTURE Building
Construction we specialize in
building, repairing, painting
plumbing, sanding, varnishing,
tiling. All carpentry, masonry.
We also build low income
home. For more info Call 642-
3478 or 675-9107.
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, payroll
preparation, stock accounting,
fixed asset recording, other
book keeping services. Contact

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enhance your love life? To
discover these secrets. Call

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



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TWO mature bodywork
men. Must be able to fill, weld
and spray. Tel. 609-0219.
DIESEL Mechanic. Porter/
Office Assistant, night guard.
Contact 641-7073/233-2423.
ONE Male Flight
Dispatcher to work in Ogle
Airport. Must have minimum (3)
subjects CXC. Contact Ryan -
VACANCIES exist for Bond
Clerks, Porters and experienced
Drivers. Apply at Survival, Lot
10 Vlissengen Road with
written application and
passport size photo.
VACANCIES exist for Bond
Clerks, Office Clerks, Porters
and experienced Drivers. Apply
at Survival. Lot 10 Vlissengen
Road with written application.

Exists for


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and front desk hostess to work
in a Hotel environment.
Between the ages of 18 and
30 yrs Applicants must apply
with written ap alication to
Pheona Jones, 5 Peter Rose
& Anira streets, Queenstown.
Geor-eton n

1 MALE with family to live
on a chicken farm at
Yarrowkabra. Age 25 45 yrs.
Must have knowledge of rearing
chicken. Qualification:
Secondary Education. Must be
physically fit. Tel. 225-9304.
Qualifications: 5 CXC,
Mathematics & English
Language inclusive. Advance
Accounts or equivalent.
Experience: Minimum 3 years
in a similar posiiton. Apply in
person to: Friendship Oxygen
Limited, 30 Friendship, East
Bank Demeara. Between the
hours of 1:00 4:00pm.


(gated). 1 acre $95M. Call
Carol 226-6809/612-9785.
3 % ACRES rice land at
Ruby back, close to Parika back
road. Phone 627-6286.
TUSCHEN, West Coast
Demerara. Call 227-1485
mornings, 266-2049 evening.
$7M, Prashad Nagar $15M,
Farm on highway $15M neg.
(Bargain). 676-2128.
GREIA double lots -
Prashad Nagar $15M, Happy
Acres, 110 x 80 $10M. Te
225-4398, 225-3737.
AT-Tony Reid's Realty 20
000 sq. ft. of land for industrial
purpose, D'Urban front land -
1.9M. Phone 55198/52626/
60 x 178 $2.5M, EBD 11.6
acres $4.8M, Robb Street -
45 x 110 $65M. Diana 227-
QUEENSTOWN, double lot
- prime land commercial or
residential. Owner 226-4201
or 624-6347. Price $16M.
(Serious enquiries only).
SHERIFF ST. Diamond $1.8M
& $3.9M. TEL. 226-8148/625-
D'URBAN Street very large
prime land (3 house lots) 44 x
222, plus extra reserve land.
Going cheap only $18 million.
Owner 226-1742/623-1317.
BACK on the market for
sale Broad Street, opposite
Gafoors Warehouse, large
prime land 200 x 55 of
commercial or residential.
Reduced to $25 million. Owner
- 226-1742, 623-1317.
FELICITY ECD, 60 x 114 -
$12M, Oleander Gardens, 87 x
120 $15M, Shamrock
Gardens, 86 x 128 $18M,
Queenstown, 70 x 100 $25M.
Call Carol 226-6809/612-
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.

PHONE 227-2995.
HAIR Salon space and
barber shop to let. Call 623-
1562, 227-3067.
LARGE bedroom to rent
single person, male or female.
Phone 231-6270.
ATLANTIC Gardens large
3-bedroom semi-furnished.
ONE 2-bedroom upper
flat in Newtown. Kitty $50
000. Tel 226-7038
with toilet and bath on the
ECD Tel 220-2622.
GREIA Bottom flat at
Camp' St., ~i c d F': any
lI siness. Tel .' 5-4398. 225-

3-BEDROOM furnished hot
and cold private compound.
Tel. 226-1581, 624-4727.
SPACIOUS 3-bedroom top
flat, Ogle Front students
accepted 222-7516, 621-
7-bedroom house $110 000.
Call Carol 612-9785.
OFFICE spaces, centrally
located in Church Street, G/T.
Contact Sandra 226-3284,
FOR rent one fully
furnished studio apartment.
Situated in SRG. Please call
218-3266 after 4 pm.
SEMI furnished, 2-
bedroom apt. 59 GuySuCo
Gdns. (near UG). Call 222-
FULLY furnished 3-
bedroom house in Nandy Park.
EBD. Call Kush on Tel. 647-
5727, 225-0171.
HOUSES and apartments
for rent/sell Georgetown
Diamond, Providence, etc Call
SMALL cottage at Section
'A' Field 7 Sophia, bachelor
only, or single elderly person.
Di al 682-9701.

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SOUTH Road large and
secure ground floor rentable for
business or office. 683-0172.
bedroom top flat with
overhead tank and parking.
Telephone 642-0636.
BUSINESS place $60
000, snackette $60 000,
office space, internet cafe,
beauty salon. 683-0172.
bedroom top flat with parking,
overhead tank. 130 Garnett St.,
Newtown, Kitty.
1 3-BEDROOM apartment
at 124 D'Andrade Street,
Newtown. Phone 227-8858 or
APARTMENT $25 000,,
semi-furnished $26 000, $28
000, $35 000. Office flat $45
000. Call 231-6236._
REGENT St. prime
business place large, secure
ground floor. Price US$2 000.
K.S. RAGHUBIR Agency -
2-BEDROOM apartment -.
$50 000 6'" Street, Cummings
Lodge, beautiful yard. parking,
telephone. Call 619-3030. 688-
unfurnished executive three-
bedroom building. Price USS1
000 neg S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545
furnished three-bedroom
executive top flat with all
convenience K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545. 642-0636.
DIPLOMATS & company
executives exclu ie hcucI s -
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rent working person or couple
only residential area. Contact
231-8661, 688-9167.
SPACIOUS one bedroom
apartment in Kitty. Ideal for
mature working couple or
university students. Call 612
WELCOME overseas
guests we offer one-bedroom,
executive apartment, luxurious
houses. Phone Diana 227-
SMALL office space, 106
'B' Regent Road, Bourda, G/
town, (back of Giddings
Pawnshop) $25 000 monthTy.
Call 592-677-3742.
PRIME office space to
rent, furnished on Middle flat
at Lot 7 -7 Cheddi Jagan
Street, New Amsterdam,
Berbice. Call 322-5439.


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VISH Realty for rental of
properties apartments large
office space prices from $50
000 US$2 500. Vish Realty
225-9780, 612-7377.
apartment, toilet, bathroom,
water, electricity, at Middle
Rd., La Penitence. Prefer
couple. $23 000 monthly. Tel.
$30 000, $35 000, $45 000
$50 000. Houses fully and
semi-furnished US$500 & up.
231-4587, 685-2434.
EBD $25M US$1 200,
Campbellville $100 0000
Queenstown US$800 US$1
200, ECD $55 000 US$1
500 US$3 000. Call Diana
COMING from overseas,
check out Green House
apartment. Fully furnished. AC,
TV, kitchenette, long term,
short term, hours also. Call
227-6586, 227-4792.
EXECUTIVE apartments.
For enquiries call 225-2780
225-2819 between 8 am & 4
pm. Residential area, 24 hrs
SPACIOUS one-bedroom
apartment fully furnished,
secure, mosquito proof in
Subryanville. No Agents. Mac
bottom house for sale. Middle
Rd., La Penitence,
Georgetown. Tel. 227-6262 or
styled apts. Suitable for a
couple or single person -
$4 000/$5 000 per day.
Call 622-5776
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.
ONE top flat fully
furnished with, all amenities,
one office bottom flat,
centrally located in the
Brickdam area. Tel. 226-7380,
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments AC, hot & cold
parking. etc. Suitable for
overseas visitors, short term.
Tel. 226-5137, 227-1843.
Lamaha Gardens, Prashad
Nagar. Bel Air Park.
Queenstown. TEL. 226-8148/
Queenstown, 2 huge bonds -
Festival City, bond- Kitty. TEL.

Mon Repos newly
constructed 1-bedroom flat
house, inside toilet and bath
- $16 V '00 monthly. Tel. 613-
4536, 234-0164.
PARK furnished 2-bedroom -
patio garden alarm -
carport etc...- US$800/month
- Norbert deFreitas 231-

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FURNISHED 4 bedroom
luxury home to rent US$4000
others furnished and
unfurnished US$3000
US$2500, US$2000, US$150d
and US$1300 or lower prices
negotiable. Call 226-2372 all
ONE (1) 2-bedroom
apartment at Lot 179 Hibiscus
Street, South Vryheid's Lust,
East Coast Demerara. Available
from the l1' April 2008. Contact
G. Higins on telephone No.
secure and designed with
efficiency in mind. Spitable for
any business looking for ood
location. Located in Middle
Street. Call +(592) 226-0891.
CALL 218-0392, 218-4635,
218-4635, 218-0392, 648-
ECCLES- 2 brand new 3-
bedroom apts. $60 000 &
$70 000. Nandy Park 2-
bedroom $30 000. bond
space $80 000, Wales, WBD
2-bedroom house semi-
furnished $45 000, Eccles
executive house US$2 000
neg. 676-2128. _
ROOMS at Le Rich Guest
House located ,25 Princes
Street, Georgetown to let for
long term, 1 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-
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 223-7,.87.
HOMES: Bel Air Park
US$1 200, Happy acres
US$600, D'Urban Back Land
US$600. Atlantic Garden -
US$900. Subryanville US$3
000, Lama Avenue BAP -
US$1 800, apts Prashad Nagar
- US$1 50, Subryanville -
US$900, Middle St. US$500
OFFICES Brickdam -
US$650. Queenstown US$2
000. Contact Up-to-the-minute
Realty 225-8097. Cell 684-
ONE executive four-
bedroom mansion, over
looking the ocean ideal for
diplomats in residential area.
Ogle fully furnished, hot and
cold AC, stand-by (gen.), alarm
system, grilled, meshed. One
newly buiTt 2-bedroom house in
Summer Set Court Herstelling,
2 toilets, 2 baths, stand-by
(gen.) also known as Buddy's
Scheme, gated community,
decent neighbourhood. Owner
- 265-7282, 624-8315, 684-


PROPERTY for sale at La
Grange. Call 638-0531, 649-
PRIME property in Lethem
for sale. Contact Tel. # 662-
HOUSE & land at
Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara. Contact 629-8728.
AFFORDABLE transported
house and land West Coast
Demerara. Call 617-8480.
bedroom, concrete building,
immediate occupancy 222-
7516, 621-2891.
ONE residential 3-bedroom
property in Nandy Park, EBD.
Call Kush on Tel. 647-5727,
NO agent call Hubert 227-
1633, to view beautiful 6
bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens reduced suit 2
families, concrete building.
1 4 BEDROOM, 2
storeyed house concrete
bottom, toilet and bath upstairs
and downstairs. Call 644-4232,
641-1181 Bibi.
CAMP St., prime business
place, large concrete and
wooden building, no repair,
vacant possession. K.S.
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
PRASHAD Nagar large
concrete four-bedroom
executive building, no repair, K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency 225-
0545, 642-0636.
REGENT St., prime
business place, large concrete
and wooden building, vacant
possession. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
large executive concrete and
wooden buildings, no repair,
vacant possession. Price
negotiable. Telephone 226-
bedroom house with 2 baths on
spacious lot $30M neg -
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/
ROBB Street $22M, Kitty
$12M, Norton Street $8M,
EBD $6M, Queenstown -
$34M, WCD $2.5M, Diana -
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,
OWNER 226-1742/623-1317.
ONE house in Alexander
Village next to Thirst Park and
Mandela Avenue 5 Bedrooms
with 2 self contained, well
secured Tel. # 223-9641.
16M, $35M, Alberttown -
16M, $14M, $6M Kitty $7M
10M, South $8M, $10M. Call
GREIA Craig EBD $8M,
Eccles incomplete concrete
building $9M, Shell Road,
Kitty $12M, D'Urban St. -
$10M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
ONE concrete and wooden
house situated at Lot 20
D'Urban and Hardina Sts.
(corner). No repairs $18M,
negotiable. Contact No. 639-
ONE spacious land with
livestock and houses and
sawmill operations, fully
equipped' with high tech
machinery. Must be sold. Call
Kush on Tel. 647-5727, 225-
GREIA newly constructed
large concrete building in
Plaisance. ECD $17M. Pike
St. $16M, Barr St Kitty -
$10M Garnett St $9M. Tel
225-4398, 225-3737.
GARDENS Spacious 3-
bedroom house with two & half
baths on corner lot Quiet
good neighbourhood $17M -
Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/
concrete property in good
condition S17.5M, East Bank
property $16M upwards, East
Coast properties $14M. Tony
Reid Realty 55198, 52626, 231-
2064, 53068.
GET away from crime,
come to Country, Breezy no
traffic noise, quiet neighbour,
(1) three-bedroom (2)-storey
property, inside shower, toilet,
size 20' x 35', land 50' x
450'. No agent. 639-9427.

HOUSE & land at Eccles
New Scheme and Parika.
Call 698-7833.
PRASHAD Nagar 1 2-
family house with all furniture
and appliances. Price $32M.
Call Carol 226-6809, 612-
GATED community
beautiful homes, beautiful
gardens with swimming pools
US$700 000. Call Carol 226-
6809, 612-9785.
ECCLES Public Road -
(good for business) building on
double lot. Price $47M. Call
Carol 226-6809/612-9785.
Industry $10M, Lusignan -
$17M, LBI $16M, Annandale
$16M, De Willem, WCD -
$15M. Call Carol- 226-6809,


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from $30M to $22M, Bel Air
Park pt. bMuild3n r educed
,from 4 to $35M. Ideal for": I

investment, Lamaha Gardens
reduced from $40M to $35M.
Call231-2064, 225-55912626, 225-
5198, 227-6949, 225-3068.

LBI $30M, Prashad
NaSEC. 'K' property reduced
rom $30M to $22MAir Bel Air
Park apt. building 'reduced
from $40M to $35M. Ideal for

investment, Lamaha Gardens
reduced from $40M to $35M.
231-2064, 225-2626, 225-
5198, 227-6949, 225-3068.
LBI $30M, Prashad
Nagar $30M, Republic Park -
$32M, Bel Air Park $35M,
Brickdam $35M, Atlantic
Gardens $30M, Lamaha
Gardens $40M, Queenstown
$45M, Subryanville $100M.
Call Carol 226-6809/612-
Coast Demerara new
executive houses in Gated
compound over looking the
Atlantic Ocean. Phone 226-
0575. Email HYPERLINK
or view online at
Ogle) $15M, Coldingen,
CD $15M, D'Urban Back
Lands $25M, Nandy Park -
$30M Bel Air Park 35M,
Lamaha Gardens $48M,
Prashad Nagar $30M,
Republic Park $50M. Contact
Up-to-the-minute Realty 225-
8097, 684-7229.
GREIA large business
property North Road $30M,
Prime 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.
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.
SEC/K 2 family concrete
property in great condiiton
35M. Corner property almost
new $25M, Investment
property ideal for rental $24M,
P/N $28mon double lot, Bel
Air Park executive property
ideal for diplomats $65M
$55M & $28, Bel Air Gardens
45M, Caricom Gardens
45M Queenstown $16M,
Republic Park $16M,
Enterprise Gardens $13M New
Providence $19.5M, $45M.
52626, 55198, 231-2064/
MC DOOM Public Rd., 1
empty lot 200 ft. x 50 ft. -
ideal for Auto Sales, container
storage or lumber business -
$20M neg. One manufacturing
business including building
and machinery $10M neg
Blankenburg WCD front
building, land 175 x 55 -
$11M. Sandy Babb St. 1 3-
store building $20M neq.
Call Naresh Persaud 225-
9882, 690-2724.

DRYER. CALL 227-6586.
PIT bull pups 6 weeks
old, 1 nine month old. 227-
ONE fold mining block
Omai/Quartz Hill Area. Tel. #


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LISTER Petter engine and
generator 4 KVA to 17 KVA.
ONE Sony Handyman,
DCR-DVD/OF Camcorder. Tel.
1 COMPLETE music set, 3
amplifiers, QSC and crown, 4-
base. Call 225-8490.
HOUSEHOLD items. Must
be sold immediately. Owner
leaving country. Call 643-5619.

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ONE b/roorr 2 Wade
double head compressor with
7.5 Hp. Contact 225-6810.
BRIGHTLY coloured tie-
dyed fabric, crafted by a
certified professional. 617-
COMPUTER monitors,
Craftsman tools, Pioneer
amplifiers. Contact 628-9955.
CUTE 7 weeks old puppies,
small breed, vaccinated and
dewormed. Call 233-2624.
20 PIECES of used water
and feeders excellent condition
at half price $30 000. 220-
MIXED breed pups
(German Shheherd, Rottweiier,
Doberman). Contact 216-1057
PURE bred long hair fluffy
Dachshund pups. Vaccinated
and dewormed. Tel. # 226-
9162 or 662-4353.
2 SLATE Pools tables with
balls and sticks $450 000
each, 3 large freezers $95 000
each. Call 673-8187.
1 AIR hockey table, 4
Mastiff mixed with Doberman
puppies, 2 Suzuki super carry
mini van. Call 617-7026.
NEW Honda generator for
sale 2500 watts. 110-240 volts.
Gasolene engine UK/EU
standards. Tel. 233-5500.

ONE Lincoln Mig welding
set new in box, Salod
Marketing, opposite Maraj
Building 225-2196/227-
1-STALL at Bourda
Market. Stall No. 24 Section
'A' $1.3M neg. Call 231-
6144 (Home), 223-1599

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GREIA Bourda Green, 6
stalls $4M, 4 stalls with going
25-4398, 225-3737.
USED set 19" chrome rims
w/tires $75 000, mix amp $15
000, THX $20 000 1000W
subwooter $20 000. 619-
1 DOUBLE door
refrigerator 110 volts 1 single
door refrigerator 246 volts, 1
front load dryer 240 volts. Call
tel. # 222-2214.


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1 6" LAND Dredge with
2 4-cylinder Perkins 1000
series, complete with camp

can (neg.). Call anytime.
Asking $180 000. Tel. # 265-
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1 FORD 5 000 engine, 1
MF 35 en ine, 1 Ford welding
set, 1 Perkins generator 126
Kva, MF 35 Crown and Pinion.
Contact 641-8885, 254-1195

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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-

5 7w,

PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps.
motors, belts, valves knobs,
etc. Technician available. Call
1 RCA 52" Entertainment
side door refrigerator with ice

60-GAL. compressor with
6 horse power motor, Lorha
Sill (masala brick), American
made 0int $1750/t. Call 6

223-5699, 227-0723, 623-
1 FORD 5 000 engine,

MF 35 engine, 1 Ford welding
set, 1 Perkins generator 126
Kva, MF 35 Crown and Pinion.
Contact 641-8885, 254-1195

60-GAL. compressor with
6 horse power motor, Lorha
Sill (masala brick), American

Contact 227-072 1

WHY wear a suit made
locally for your wedding when

ou can buy or rent a uxedo
or arl Iowas $5 000? Salod

Marketing, opposite Maral
ONE commercial
convention gas oven, one
deep freezer, Canadian made
one manual tyre machine.Al
in excellent condition. Call
Lawrenc 322-0309

GAS cylinders, electronic
alarm, water pump, lawn
or 6B3-9219

WHY air conditioner suit madewing
locally for your wedding when
you can buy or rent a tuxedo

Machine, household furniture,

stove refrigerator, orchids.
ilding -as 227-196/227-34.
SONE 80 Kvcommgenerator set

volts 240440, vention2 60 cycle
1800 RPMer, anam d 1 money
one5 Hp manual tyre machine. All240/40 H2
in excellent condition1750. Call
2638Lawrence Harry 6622-03093.

HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis, rent a direct TV for afteronic

a hard days work, you can
alarm, with your pump, lawn

the channel of your choice.
mor more information contact
stove, refrigerator, orchids.

-.Price# 231-6093, 227-1151.
ONE80 a computer system
25 Hp motor vots 240/440 H2Xp.
w60 cle, Rcoour TV, one
RRY! HURRY! Beat theXbox
crisis, rent a direct TV for after
a hard days work, you can

o# 231-6093, 227-1151.
ONE computer system
(17" GT monitor, Windows Xp.
Two 20" colour TV, one
playstation 2 slim, one Xbox
6 with accessories, one Hp
office et print, copy scan,
fax). hone 265- 275, 698-

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 641-
1 small Vanotte Vaccum
cleaner 12v $4000, Black &
Decker. 3 new st seal for
Hymac Hydraulic boom $8000
per set. 1. Hymac control valve
& board complete $25,000. 1-
large tool shaker for grinding &
sharpening plane blades 240v
$150,000 Tel: 650-2706
1 MASSEY Ferguson 290
tractor, 1 Massey Ferguson 290
tractor loader, 1 300+ diesel
welder with Perkins engine,
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 MASSEY Ferguson
tractor with cage wheel with
four-disc ransom plough one
*wenty blade chipper, 1 Massey
Ferguson tractor 165, 1 pair
cage wheel. 1 four-disc ransom
plough, 1 twenty (20) blade
chipper. All in excellent
condition. Contact Tel. No. 232
;264, 675-2588 or 674-2588.
1 2002 954 CBR -
$1.3M. RG 2001 $1.1M, 1
Yamaha .utooard engine, 1 4.
siroKe Yamaha 115 Hp, 1 90 2-
stroke, 4 50Hp 4-stroke, 2 30
Hp 4-stroke. 1 25 Hp 4-stroke.
-i 9.9 Hp 4-siroke. 1 30 Hr
4-stroke. 25 Hp 2-stroke,
Hondas 50 & 8 Hp 4-stroke. Cal;
SALE! SALE! SALE! 1 six-
head Fcbinson moulder, 1 4-
head 12-inch moulder, 1 24-
surfacer 1 band saw, joiner and
surface. tharpene'-s. radial arm
saw, soaare blocks, round
blocks, slotted knives, flat
knives, saw blade. 1 hoister fork
lift 2-ton 1. GE .;r.anm freezer,
1 Locus Mill, 27 hP etc. Tel.
256-3925. 609-7852, 684-
ONE used Elliott 145
sharpener, one Nissan SD 22
diesel Eng. & gearbox
assembler, one diesel GM 6.2
non Turoo engine 2 gearbox
THM 300, one Ford Engine 7.3
diesel 2 Std generator speed
14 used 215 75R 17.5 small
truck 2 trailer tire 5 ply steel
and ply ;idewall, one 2200v
single chase 17" double edge,
planer with 2 extra knives sets,
2 used Yanmar 3-cylinder diesel
engine 40 Hp rating. 662-2072.
NOW in stock at Ray's Auto
Spares, 114 Light Street,
Alberttown. Phone 226-6325
227-1484, 624-1909. All model
forklift, Hyster, Caterpillar,
Nissan, and TEM generator set
from 3 KVA to 800 KVA, Perking
4 & 6-cylinder, Dorman, Deutz,
Isuzu, Fcrd, Kubjta, Lister/
Petter Alsot (11 one complete
fuel injection pump work sho
in container (mobile). Three (3)
Ford County 4-wheel drive 6-
cylinder tractor, some of the
tractors have Bowton wench.
One # 753 Bob Cat in parts &
4 solid wheel ard other parts.
We stock spares for Leyland
Leyland, Daf, Cummin, Ford
Bedford, Lister, Perking all
models, Deutz & FL 912, FL
4 FILING cabinets 4
drawers, metal $16 000 each,
1 electronic automatic gate
opener and closer UK made -
$105 000 with 3 remotes, 1 fully
automatic shredder on stand
UK made $25 000 110v, 4
pieces beautiful wall office
dividers UK made $50 000, 1
large roll carpet fbr office
(brown) or home UK made
excellent condition hardly used
$75 000, 3 5-gallon bucket
carpet paste sealed never used
$6 000 each UK made, 6
pieces clear glass '4 inch thick
5x 5 ft $8 000 each, 3 new
volie'.ball nets UK made $10
000 bach, 3 boxes new Oxford
computer paper 9.5 x 11 $4
000 per box, 1 large Nippon
American stand from 110v $30
000, 1 pair Mercedes Benz rear
view mirrors remote control
(NEW) $20 600, 1 large Xerox
5028 copier needs a roller
replace 110 220v $60 000,
2 security panels with
- accessories alarm system $50
000 both 1000 pieces new
cellular phone accessories good
bargain for sellers a lot of extra
- $80 000 2 small Beds 6 x 4
British made, back spring, 1
metal frame head board and
mattress excellent condition -
$30 000 each on wheels, 3
new local aquariums 2 x 1 x 1
no accessories or fish $5 000
each, 3 black board or display
boards, adjustable for adult or
children $4 000 each, 1
coffee table large $3 500.
Owner claving. 621-4928/226-

COMPUTER Software from
$2 000, any Software we can
acquire for you. Office Photo
Shop, Coral Draw, Accounting,
Point-of-Sale, Languages
Maths, Video Editing and
much more. Anthony 625-
WATER Dredge (12 4),
all parts intact, plus welding
and lighting plant, Ford 5000
tractor, Yamaha engines 40
and 48 Hp, motor sew, and on
assortment of mining
accessories and spares. Te
Nos. 226-0161/650-7052.
1- Crank shaft grinder for
small work like motor cycle
crank shaft 110-240v -
$100,000 usa made. 10 5
gallon bucket sealed carpet
adhestive paste $6000 per
bucket. 1- arge extraxtor an
240v $35,000 Tel 650-2706

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1 212 CARINA PKK fully
loaded. Call 220-3109/698-
ONE Isuzu diesel truck
(Canter) $1M. Call 225-8915
1 TOYOTA Camry. Price
negotiable. Call Tel. 220-
3614, 681-5496.
excellent condition. Phone
AE 91 Sprinter automatic
- $675 000 neg. Call 264-1521/
1 RZ minibus, BGG Series.
Good working condition. Call
268-2920 or 683-1423.
ONE Ceres, excellent

ONE Model M' with Turbo
winch hardly used, GJJ Series.
Tel. # 672-7389.
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Sprinter.
Price $600 000 neg. Call 662-
3832- Parris.
TOYOTA Carina AT 170,
Corolla AE 91. Call City Taxi
Service 226-7150.
1 TOYOTA Camry SV 40
17" rims pioneer CD, Mp3
player. C eal 641e-1231.
1 BLACK Toyota Starlet.
Price $700 000neg. Tel.
656-9385 or 650-3511.
SMALL bus, Lite Ace, PDD
Series. Yamaha motorcycle D/
T 175. 643-1730.
1 TOYOTA Coaster bus 30-
seater. Very good condition -
$2.5M neg. Tel. 695-6262.
Series White. Price $1.2M.
Good condition. Call 671-2714.
1 TOYOTA Camry, good
condition. Price $500 00 neg.
Call 276-0539, 663-3375.
1 AT 212 CARINA, fully
loaded, good condition.
Contact 646-1553. Price -
ONE Toyota Dyna
motor lorry, Mark GDD
4920. Tel. 774-5248, cell
ONE RZ minibus, EFI,
Long Base. Price $1 750 000
neg. Call 622-6673, 227-3862.
1 TOYOTA AT 150 Carina,
Toyota Corolla AE 80. Credit
can be arranged. Tel. 683-
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona
Wagon 1 Nissan Cefiero car
AC, CD player. Call 661-2511
or 621-0868.

RAV-4, AT 212 & 192
Carina AE 100 Corolla &
Sprinter AE 110 Corolla, 2 3-
Pick up. Amar 227-2834, 621-
TOYOTA Corona Levin
Sport car, 2- door (Yellow) with
Yage Racing engine 20 valve
4-wheel disc brake. 623-8909/

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DIESEL 4WD Jeep, 4
wheel disc brakes, power
steering $800 000. Tel. 619-
3030 owner leaving.
JUST arrived 1 Honda
Civic, colour 'Silver', power
everything. Please contact
Jeromes @648-8730.
1 NEW model Corolla, 1
AT 192 1 Marino. All fully
loaded. Call Bibi Jameel. 220-
5244, 670-5538.
Series, excellent condition -
$800 000. Call 225-8097, cell
ONE Long Open Tray
canter, excel ent condition.
Owner leaving country. Call
225-8346, .650-7492.
1 TOYOTA Corolla Wagon,
PFF in working condition. Price
neg. $260 000. Tel. 664-7079/
1 AE 100 Corolla, AC,
mags excellent working
condition. Call 644-5540, 256-
3058 after 7 pm.
mags, AC C, D automatic
(PGG Series), 1 AT 192 Carina,
PJJ Series. Tel. # 641-1127.

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ONE Lite Ace 9-seater 4 x
4 mini van, low mileage with
crash bar. Price negotiable.
Call 455-2518. Ask for Buddy.
1 NISSAN B 13 Sentra, SR
20 engine (immaculate),
intake, fog lamps, mag rims,
fast $800 000 neg. Call 611-
1 192 & 1 212 Carina
excellent condition. Chrome
rims etc 2 RZ minibuses, PKK
& BJJ series. Call 672-7371.
1 NISSAN Vanette, small
bus, PEE Series, manual, in
excellent working condition -
$400 000 negotiable. Tel. 661-
1 AT 192 CARINA, F/
powered with mag, visors, AC
CD music. Price $1.4M neg.
Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.
LONG Base RZ minibus
BHH Series in working
condition. Price $1.3M neg.
Contact numbers 680-0130,

1 TOYOTA Hilux (4 x 4) 3
RZ FE, 2000 model, hardly
used. Owner leaving country -
$3.5M. Call 691-0828.
1AE 100 G-Touring Wagon
in excellent condition. Mags,
roof rack, spoiler CD AC, PS,
PW, PM. Tel. 644-0530.
RZ bus AT 192, AT 212, AT
170, Cor NZE $600 000, $800
000, $1M, down payment,
Hilux Extra/Single Cab. Call
1 TURBO diesel Toyota
Hilux fully loaded in good
condition. Contact Vannie on
Home 233-3794, cell 673-
3639, 627-5494
5573. Price $700 000. 1 AT
192 Carina. Hardly used. Price
SI4M. Tel. 254-0373. 1 4-
Disc plough.___
ONE (1)125 cc Jailing
scooter and one complete 12-
cc Jailing scooter engine for
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223-3501 and 646-1338.
1 TOYOTA Ceresa, AE
100, PHH Series, fully
powered 15" mags, AC, music,
excellent condition $1 175
000. Call 274-0667, 629-9040.

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Extra, automatic, recently
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$550 000 cash. Call 624-8402,
225-4631. -
ONE Toyota Hilux Extra
cab LN 170 engine automatic,
4WD, black and silver, super
condition $3.8M fixed. 689-
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf -
automatic; fully powered, AC
4WD PJJ Series. Price $2
100 00 neg. Tel. # 665-3131/
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Sprinter
motor car mags, CD fully power,
autocratic. Excellent condition.
Price $625 000. Call 629-4236,
van with 3Y engine, recently
overhauled with new battery, no
reasonable offer refused. Call
227-4876 or 644-6556
TOYOTA 4-Runner Hilux
Surf 3Y engine, excellent
condition. Ideal vehicle for
you. Contact Anil 227-7607,
cell 650-5868 $1.5M neg.
TOYOTA ST 202 Celica
3SGE engine, 17" alloy wheel,
excellent condition. Sony
Xpod player alarm etc. Call
629-9992, 624-2765.
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf 3Y
engine excellent condition -
$2 500 000. One Land Rover
Defender 300 TDI engine $3
500 000. Tel. 640-2888.
1 KA 67 CARINA Wagon,
back wheel drive, recently
sprayed, (white), mag rims, in
excellent condition, good for
hire or business. Price $575
000 neg. Call 269-0751.
ONE AT 192 White with
mag rims, AC, etc. First owner,
excellent condition. Price neg.
Call 231-0869/627-0588 or
TOYOTA Townace
minibus, 9-seater, 5-speed,
manual, mags, aluminium
steps, excellent working
condition. Contact Neville -
222-3744, 622-4067.
AE 100 COROLLA, mags,
music, PJJ Series $950 "d0
neg. AA 60 Carina, back
wheel drive, mags, music -
$475 000 neg. Raj 275-0208,
Jeep fog lamps, remote
Kenwood, CD player, PJJ
series. Immaculate condition -
2.M neg. Call 218-3827 or

1 CANTER Nissan 6
cylinder diesel, 3 ton, open
back, steel tray, double back
wheel, GDD series Sold
as $1.2M is. Tel: 650-2706
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf
Blue PJJ 5568 automatic,
fully powered, Ad, mag, crash
bar, CD player, owner leaving
country, in excellent
condition. Price $1 950 000.
Tel. 219-1526 or 610-7463.


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MASSY Ferguson tractors
from England, just arrived.
Models 185 & 188 Call 263-
5652 or 218-3574.1 MARINO,
fully powered, AC, music
excellent condition. Price
$895 000. Owner leaving
country. Call 673-8187.
215 CARINA 212 Carina,
AT 192 Carina, NZE Corolla,
AT 190 Corona, Lancer, Mark
11, AT 170 Sunny Laurel AA
60 Carina. Vehicles from $300
000 up. RAV-4, Double Cab/
Extra Cab, 4 x 4 and 2 x 4,
RZ buses 3Y and 12-seater
buses and many others at
Dave Auto Sales, Lot 10
Croal Street, Stabroek. Tel.
649-0329, 699-3662. Credit
can be arranged.
FOR the best factory
reconditioned vehicles AT 212
new model Carina, AE 110
Corolla, Caldina, Corolla
Wagon, KZH 110 minibus,
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available @ Paul Camacho
Auto Sales 11 Croal St (bet.
Albert & Oronoque Sts.). Tel
(0) 225-0773 656-4104.
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buying or selling your
vehicle? Call Anita or Rocky
at Anita's Auto Sales, Lot 43
Croal & Alexander Sts. Tel.
227-8550/227-8910, 628-
2833/660-4816. Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212, AT
170, Toyota Corolla/Sprinter,
AE 100, AE 91 Toyota Hi-Lux
4 x 4 & 2 x 4. Enclose & open
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121, To ota Carina motor car
AT 212 & AT 192 Toyota
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110, Toyota Hilux double cab
pick up RZN 169 & YN 107
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN & YN
130, Toyota Caldina Wagon
ET 196, Mitsubishi Garant
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226-1973, 227-3-185 Fax 227-
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CARS: Toyota Alteeza (Sports
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Toyota K.T 147 Wagon,
stick gear $350,000; Toyota
landcruiser FJ 80 4500cc,
fully owered PJJ series
$6.5M excellent. English
made Morris Marino never
registered automatic 5 seater
$525,000; Tel: 614-9432

TEL. 613-2954.
ONE HANDYMAN. 226-2543.
WEEK. CALL 226-2322.


HIGHWAY. CALL 688-2965.
CONTACT 233-0373, 233-0377.
have experience in seafood.
Send application to P.O. Box
CONTACT 623-1392.
ONE slim and single' lady
for a live-in maid, for a Hindu
family on the ECD age 40 -
50 yrs. Call 622-5163.
2 WAITRESSES to work at
Jam's Bar. Tel. 220-2706 or
220-1109. $ 7 500 weekly.
Live-in can be arranged.
Qualification Secondary
Education. D. Lama Avenue,
Bel Air Park. 225-4492/225-
WELDERS to work in
Trinidad, Steel Window & Door
factory, skilled and semi
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Mason/ Carpenter/ Security
Guard to work in Republic
Park. Accommodation provided
for mason/carpenter. Call 628-
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person with written a
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Regent Street. Tel. # 225-
3811. Drivers, Porters. Please
apply in person with written
ONE Fitter/Machnist,
labourers/factory workers. Apply
to Dalip Trading Ltd. 9, 16 &
17 Eccles Industrial Estate.
ONE Domestic and one
Person to work grocery stall
ourda Market, one security
to work at residence.
Contact 231-1272 Lee.
external Sales Representative,
Drivers. Apply Bissan's Trading,
94 King Street, Lacytown. Tel.
# 227-3206.
SALESBOYS, Salesgirls &
Porters. Ages 16 22 yrs.
Avinash Complex, A & B Water
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SALESGIRLS to work on
van age between 18 and 25.
Preferable from Mon Repos to
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provided. Tel. 220-4530, 611-
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Hardware & Electrical store for
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Clerk. Average weekly wages,
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HONEST and reliable
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service. Salary' based on
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within 8 am 5 pm.
building, newly built in the
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reduced drastically. Call
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Argentine match called

off as fans riot over death

(Reuters) An Argentine foot-
ball match was called off yes-
terday when visiting fans ri-
oted over the death of a sup-
porter on the way to the sta-
Velez Sarsfield fans tried to
break down a fence and invade
the pitch at San Lorenzo after
hearing that a 21-year-old sup-
porter had died from gunshot
wounds when the bus he was
travelling in was shot at.
The teams were on the
pitch when referee Hector
Baldassi.decided to call off the
Clausura championship game.
Another match between
Gimnasia-Jujuy and defend-
ing champions Lanus in the
northern city of Jujuy was
also called off because local
authorities said they could
not provide sufficient polic-
Velez Sarsfield vice-presi-
dent Baldomaro Bianchi con-
firmed that the supporter,
named as Emanuel Alvarez, had
become the latest fatal victim of
Argentina's notorious soccer

Bianchi told reporters
Alvarez was travelling in a con-
voy of about 40 buses of Velez
fans when the vehicle was shot
at some 20 blocks from San
Lorenzo's stadium in the
sprawling suburbs of Buenos
Aires. He died in hospital
shortly afterwards.

Velez players went up to

the fence to appeal for calm as
the rioting began.
"The fans are saying it will
be worse if the game is played,"
defender Hernan Pellerano told
Argentine television.
After the game was called
off, Velez fans left the stadium
first while the home fans were
kept behind, which is standard
practice in Argentina.
San Lorenzo president
Rafael Savino agreed with

Olympic chief

Rogge arrives


From back page

Sport Organisations affiliated to the Grenada Olympic
While there is no specific agenda for discussion dur-
ing the Grenada leg of the visit, a leading sports adminis-
trator here believes the issue of state interference into the
operations of local Olympic committees could come up.
"In our region we have had some slight interference by some
go ernments tr. ing to get their wa. into 01 mpic conurutee.,"
declared Veda Bruno Victor. who sits on the executive of the
GOC as .ell as PASO.
"an a lot of countries in the world, the Olympic com-
mittees are infiltrated by governments and it creates a real
problem so we don't ha'e this experience here in Grenada
but there is some interference and slight ones in our re-
We just had some problems in the Bahamas that have been
rectfied. We just had a bit of a problem m Aruba." she said.
Grenada has had a long-sranding relauonship % nith the IOC
which provided funds to rebuild the homes of eight local ath-
letes following the devastation of the island b\ Hurricane Ian
in 2004.
The IOC delegation is also scheduled to visit St Kins. St
Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, which like Grenada, are among
countries in the region represented on the e\ecuti\e of PASO.
However. the primary reason for Rogge's skiing through
the Caribbean is to officially open the Olympic Headquar-
ters of the Barbados 01 mpic Association BOA ) next Tues-
Rogge. a former Olympic athlete, who represented Belgium
in ailhng. succeeded Juan Antonio Samaranch as IOC Preid-ent.
He has been credited with improving the le\el uf account-
abilitn and transparenc. in an IOC that had been plagued '. ith
scandals front the 2002 Salt Lake Cit) games.
This is the second visit to Grenada of lOC's highest
ranking official following Samaranch's trip to St George's
in 1988.

the decision to call off the
"It involves the death of a
fan. We didn't know anything
until the Velez supporters began
to break down the fence," he
told reporters."
In Jujuy, the president of
local side Gimnasia said the po-
Slice could not safeguard the
match because they were
needed at the headquarters of!
the state government, where
employees have gone on strike
to demand higher wages.
"The police cannot pro-
vide security for the match,"
Raul Ulloa told the Clarin

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By Rex Gowar

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Wales clinched their second
grand slam in four years by
beating defending Six Na-
tions rugby champions
France 29-12 at a jubilant
Millennium Stadium yester-
The Welsh, who failed to
reach the World Cup
quarterfinals five months ago,
won the tournament decider
with wing Shane Williams set-
ting a national record with his
41st try.
Flanker Martyn Williams,
who had retired after the World
Cup but was quickly persuaded
by new coach Warren Gatland
to revise his decision, added a
late second try.
Gatland praised his team
for their mental strength
and the way they coped un-
der pressure, such as the pe-
riod early in the second half
when France pulled level at
9-9 with Wales centre Gavin
Henson in the sin bin.
"In every game you have
your ups and downs and it's
how you handle them that
counts; you don't control a
game for 80 minutes," Gatland
told BBC television.
Wales had the luxury of
two excellent flyhalves in James
Hook and Stephen Jones,
whereas France ended the tour-
nament unable to make up their
minds as to their best halfback
pairing, recalling David Skrela
and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde for
yesterday's game.

The French, under new
coach Marc Lievremont after
losing the World Cup third place

The victory ended a run of
four England defeats by the
Irish and made up for the dis-
mal display in defeat by Scot-
land at Murrayfield a week ear-

thought his balance was excel-
lent in terms of his options,"
Ashton said of the 20-year-old.
"I imagine he will be pretty
pleased but let's not go too over-

A try from Martyn Williams ensures the win and sees Wales complete the Grand Slam for
the second time in four years. (BBC Sport)

playoff last year, finished third
with England snatching second
England, with Danny
Cipriani at flyhalf for his first
start and Jonny Wilkinson rel-
egated to the bench, put on a
vastly improved showing to
beat Ireland 33-10 at

lier. board on one player. It was a
Cipriani, starting for the really good team performance,
first time, had a perfect after- one of England's best for some
noon with the boot, contribut- time."
ing 18 points to the tries scored The Irish, who led 10-0 af-
by Paul Sackey, Mathew Tait ter seven minutes, will be won-
and man-of-the-match Jamie during whether that was their
Noon. last match under Eddie
"Particularly in the last 25 O'Sullivan, who kept his job for
minutes of the first half, I the tournament despite presid-

I Rokt rallyUpast Bobcats for 1s t consecfflutive win'

HOUSTON, (Reuters) The
Houston Rockets rallied to
defeat the Charlotte Bobcats
89-80 on Friday and claim
their 21st consecutive victory,
the second-longest NBA
Only the 1971-72 Los An-
geles Lakers, with 33 successive
triumphs, have a longer winning
"It's an unbelievable accom-
plishment," Houston coach Rick
Adelman told reporters after the
Rockets broke a tie with the
1971 Milwaukee Bucks for
what had been the second-long-
est run, 20 consecutive games.
"Thirty-six years this
hasn't happened ... and there

have been some remarkable
teams in this league,"
Adelman added.
"So for our team to come
out and accomplish this; you
have got to give them tremen-
dous credit."
Tracy McGrady scored 30
points to lead the Houston
comeback. Rafer Alston added
The Rockets trailed by 13
points in the first half and at
one stage managed to miss 14
consecutive shots before rally-
"We just couldn't do any-
thing," Adelman said. "Fortu-
nately we got to within seven
at halftime.

"These last two have been
really tough. Maybe they
wanted it too much."
Jason Richardson scored
28 points for Charlotte and
Emeka Okafor added 23.
The Rockets will face an
even tougher task when they go
for win number 22 today as the
Los Angeles Lakers will be in
"The best team in the
West (is) coming in here with
a great player (Kobe Bryant)
and we've got to try and re-
coup," Adelman said.
The Utah Jazz ended the
Boston Celtics' 10-game win-
ning streak with a 110-92 road

The New Orleans Hornets
scored a 108-98 home win over
the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Detroit Pistons won
84-80 at home over the San
Antonio Spurs.
The Dallas Mavericks won
their fourth straight, stopping
the Indiana Pacers 116-97.
The Orlando Magic held off
the Miami Heat 103-94.
The Denver Nuggets won their
fifth in arow with a fast-paced 137-
105 win over the Toronto Raptors.
The Philadelphia 76ers
rallied to defeat the Chicago
Bulls 110-106.
The Atlanta Hawks beat
the Los Angeles Clippers 117-

I Hamilton to start Formula One opener from pole position

By Julian Linden

MELBOURNE, Australia
(Reuters) Lewis Hamilton
was perfectly placed to steal
an early march on his cham-
pionship rivals after securing
pole position for today's sea-
son-opening Australian
Grand Prix.
The Briton, who finished
third on his debut at Albert Park
last year, steered his McLaren
to the front of the grid with a

flying final lap in yesterday's
His victory chances
were significantly boosted
when world champion Kimi
Raikkonen of Finland was
left in 15th position after a
fuel pump problem on his
Ferrari and Spain's double
world champion Fernando
Alonso could only manage
11th in his Renault.
Poland's Robert Kubica
emerged as Hamilton's biggest

threat when he qualified second
fastest in his BMW Sauber to
join the-Englishman on the front
Finland's Heikki
Kovalainen was third on his
McLaren debut while Brazilian
Felipe Massa came fourth for
Today's race will start 90
minutes later than planned
at 0430 GMT after organizers
agreed to push it back for Eu-
ropean television viewers.

ing over their poor World Cup.
The coach told reporters: "At
this moment in time, I'm not
making any decisions about any-

Scotland went to Rome
knowing a draw would suffice to
avoid a second successive
wooden spoon but only just
avoided that ignominy, as a last-
minute drop goal by fullback
Andrea Marcato gave Italy a 23-
20 win.
Coach Nick Mallett was
jubilant after his first win in
charge, Italy's second succes-
sive tournament victory over
the Scots whom they beat 37-
17 under Pierre Berbizier at
Murrayfield a year ago.
S"If we'd played with the
southern hemisphere system,

where you get a point for fin-
ishing within seven points of
the opponent, we'd have fin-
ished ahead of Scotland," he
The two teams finished
with two points each and the
Scots only marginally ahead
in the points difference.
Mallett conceded Italy had
been lucky with an interception
against the run of play that led
to their second try that put
them level at 17-17 on the hour.
Fullback Andrea Marcato won
the match with a last-minute.
drop goal.
Scotland coach Frank
Hadden said: "Had we scored
some of the opportunities we
created in the second half, we
could have recorded our best
ever performance in Italy.
Sadly it was not to be."

Cuban team start with 10 men

after seven players defect

By Simon Evans

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) Cuba's Olympic soccer
team took to the field with only 10 men on Thursday after
up to seven of their players defected.
Five members of the communist state's Under-23 team de-
fected after their Olympic qualifying game against the United
States, a I -1 draw. in Tampa on Tuesday.
A further two players, both reported to have defected,
were absent from the line-up against Honduras on Thurs-
With one player already suspended following a red card,
Cuba coach Raul Gonzalez had only ten players available to
him and his team began the match with a one-man disadvantage
and no substitutes.
The five players who defected after Tuesday's game
were captain Yenier Bermudez, goalkeeper Jose Manuel
Miranda, defenders Erlys Garcia Baro and Loanni Prieto
and midfielder Yordany Alvarez.
Media reports on Thursday said that defender Yendry Diaz
and midfielder Eder Roldan had defected on Wednesday and nei-
ther of those players was present at Thursday's game.
The Cuban Football Association in Havana slammed
the players as cowards.

five players," Antonio Garces,. a Cuban-Football Association
official, told Reuters in Havana..
"They have betrayed their homeland," the official said.

The Cuban team is pat of an eight-nation tournament in
the U.S. to determine which two teams will represent North
and Central America and the Caribbean in the Beijing Olym-
pics soccer tournament.
The regional soccer governing body CONCACAF,
which organises the tournament, said in a statement that
the Cuban team would continue to take part despite the
"CONCACAF's sole objective is to ensure Ihe 2008
CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament is car-
ried out in the proper manner," a statement said.
"The Cuban Delegation has informed us that they will con-
tinue to participate in the tournament All matches, therefore,
remain as scheduled."
The defecting players had initial been offered a trial
by second-tier professional team Miami FC but the United
Soccer Leagues club later backed away from that position
after contact with CONCACAF.
"The official position of Miami FC is that it is not right
for any athlete, in any sport, to abandon a competition in
the middle of it." said cub spokesman Marcos OnunatL
"Our first intention was to help but we had to think it
through," Ommati said, adding that the players might be of-
fered a chance with the club after they resolved their legal sta-
tus in the U.S.
Miami has a large Cuban exile community and the ad-
dition of Cuban players would have been a boost to the
profile of the club.


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Man United back on top after Arsenal stumble again

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Champions Manchester
United went back to the top

of the Premier League soccer
yesterday after they won 1-0
at Derby County and Arsenal
were held to a 1-1 draw by
Middlesbrough at the Emir-

ates Stadium.
Arsenal looked set for a rare
home defeat until Kolo Toure's
header went in off defender
Matthew Taylor and goalkeeper

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Derby 0-1 Man Utd: The Rams defend valiantly until the 76th minute when Cristiano
Ronaldo scores the game's only goal. (BBC Sport)

Mark Schwarzer four minutes
from time.
Former Arsenal forward
Jeremie Aliadiere marked his
return from a four-match ban
by scoring against his old club
after 25 minutes with a vol-
ley into the roof of Manuel
Almunia's net.
It was Arsenal's fourth suc-
cessive draw in the league and
allowed United to move above
them on goal difference.
United have 67 points from
29 matches, Arsenal have 67
from 30 while Chelsea kept the
pressure on the top two with a
1-0 win at Sunderland. They
have 64 points from 29 matches
and face Arsenal at Stamford
Bridge next weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo was
United's hero at Pride Park,
scoring with just 14 minutes
to go as Derby, bottom of the
table with only one league
win all season and beaten 6-
1 at Chelsea on Wednesday,
offered far tougher resistance
than United expected.
Ben Foster, making his de-
but in the United goal, had a
busy afternoon and made a bril-
liant save from Kenny Miller to

deny Derby the lead.
United finally broke
through when Wayne Rooney
passed for Ronaldo who
sidefooted home past former
United keeper Roy Carroll for
his 31st goal of the season.
"That was one of our hard-
est games of the season,"
United manager Alex Ferguson
told Sky Sports News.
"It became a real battle and
all credit to them and their
crowd was great, but we're de-
lighted to have the three points.
The title race is bubbling up

Chelsea maintained their
title challenge with a narrow
away victory of their own, win-
ning at Sunderland with John
Terry grabbing the only goal af-
ter 10 minutes, his first of the
season. Chelsea stay third on 64
Fourth-placed Liverpool
came from behind to beat
Reading 2-1 at Anfield with
goals from Javier
Mascherano, his first for the
club, and Fernando Torres,
his 20th in the league this

Marek Matejovsky had put
Reading ahead after five minutes
with a searing 20-metre volley,
but a promising afternoon ended
on a sour note for the visitors
when striker Shane Long threw
his shirt at manager Steve
Coppell after being substituted.
It was Liverpool's fifth
successive league win.
Portsmouth moved
above Aston Villa into
sixth place after beating
them 2-0 at Fratton Park,
while West Ham United
came from behind to beat
Blackburn Rovers .2-1 at
Upton Park.
Jermaine Defoe and.an own
goal from Nigel Reo-Coker in.
the first half secured the points
for Portsmouth, but both teams
finished with 10 men after
iPompey's Sulley Muntari and
,Villa's Olof Mellberg were sent
;off late in the game after pick-
Sing up two yellow cards.
West Ham ended a run of
three straight 4-0 defeats
j with their victory. Teenage
substitute Freddie Sears
Headed the winner in the clos-
ing stages on his debut.

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By Erik Kirschbaum
BERLIN, Germaany
(Reuters) Lowly Energie
Cottbus stunned Bayern
Munich 2-0 yesterday, hand-
ing the Bundesliga leaders
only their second defeat in 24
matches this season.
Serbian striker Branko Jelic
scored two first-half goals to lift
the home side off the bottom of
the table with only their fourth
win of the season.
With 10 matches remain-
ing, Bayern have 50 points,
five more than Hamburg SV,

who moved in front of Werder
Bremen into second with a 1-
0 win against Borussia
Dortmund. Bremen host VfL
Wolfsburg today.
Bayern sorely missed de-
fender Martin Demichelis, who
was disciplined by Ottmar
Hitzfeld and left behind in
Munich on Friday after refusing
the coach's request to play in
"It was a disastrous day,"
Hitzfeld told Premiere Televi-
sion. "I had a feeling after 10
minutes it'd be difficult. We
weren't aggressive enough and

let them have far too much
space. There were just too many
defensive lapses."
Jelic put Cottbus in front
in the 18th minute, slipping
in unmarked between de-
fenders Lucio and Daniel van
Buyten to tap in an Ervin
Skela cross from the right.
Cottbus goalkeeper Gerhard
Tremmel blocked a controversial
Franck Ribery penalty 11 min-
utes later. Italy striker Luca Toni
went down in the box after
brushing against a Cottbus de-
Jelic doubled Cottbus's lead

Recovering Federer upbeat for Indian Wells
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By Mark Lamport-Stokes

INDIAN WELLS, California
(Reuters) Swiss world num-
ber one Roger Federer, a
three-time champion at In-
dian Wells, said he was happy
with his game on Friday af-
ter recovering from a recent
viral problem.
Federer, top seed at this
week's Pacific Life Open, has
competed in only two ATP
events this season after suc-
cumbing to mononucleosis (glan-
dular fever) at the end of last
"In practice, everything's
perfect and feeling fine," the 26-
year-old told reporters during
preparation at the Indian Wells
Tennis Garden for his opening
second round match which has
been put back to today.
"I'm really hitting the
ball well, so I'm very happy
with the level of play at the
Asked if he was 100 per-
cent fit, Federer replied: "I
think to feel 100 I need to have
more matches under my belt so
I will only be able to answer
that, hopefully, in a few days'

The winner of 12 grand
slam titles was finally diag-
nosed with mononucleosis af-

ter the Australian Open in
January, when he lost to Serb
Novak Djokovic in the semi-


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No farewell was spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we all know it
For only God knows why
A million times we needed you
A million times we cried
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died
It broke our hearts to have lost you
For a great part of us went along
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family's and friends.

in the 38th minute, getting a
through ball from Stiven Rivic,
out-sprinting Lucio and calmly
beating goalkeeper Oliver Kahn
with a fine shot to the far post.
"We're under a lot of pres-
sure," said Cottbus coach Bojan
Prasnikar. "We'll take a lot of

self-confidence with us from
"We were able to
minimise our mistakes
against Bayern and everyone
played with heart. The first
goal gave us a big lift."
Hitzfeld said the seven-
point lead Bayern took going
into the weekend may explain
the lethargy in Cottbus. The
hosts had more chances for a
third goal than Bayern did for a
"It's possible some people


SINGH: In loving everlasting and
cherished memory of a beloved husband,
father, grandfather, brother DHANNY
SINGH also known as FAT MAN, APPLE
MAN of Austin St; Campbellville, who
passed away so quickly on March 15,
11 years today since that sad day
When our beloved one was called away .
It is the saddest day in our lives
No more in our life to share
Now God will keep you in His care
He eased our pain, but broke our hearts
For your love was true, your heart was kind
A better person we cannot find
Always loving, caring and want to do so much for
To get together in the same old ways
To be our dearest wish today
With silent grief and tears unseen
We wish your absence was just a dream
Living our lives without you is the hardest thing of
You are the best and the greatest
Only those who have lost can tell the pain of parting
Tears will flow, tears will dry
SBut memories of you will never die
There comes a time for all of us
May Lord Krishna grant you eternal rest

were thinking we've already got
the championship in the bag,"
said Hitzfeld after only the third
defeat this season in all compe-
titions. "The concentration just
wasn't there."
Bayern were beaten twice
last season by last-place clubs.
Cottbus started the match
at the bottom of the table but
climbed up to 15th place with
the win. Bayern's only other
league loss this season was
on November 10, a 3-1 defeat
at VfB Stuttgart.

Sadly missed by his
loving wife Leena,
sons Vishnu & Vinod,
Stacy & Nado,
Amanda, Adena,
Ambeka, grandsons
Akash, Amit, Ajay,
brothers Raj, Ranol
Singh, sisters Baai-
Sheranie, Kamla,
Shoba, also cousins,
nephews, nieces and
close friends.

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Pura Cup final...

New South Wales suffer

from Siddle shocks 1

By Peter English

BRAD Haddin came to the
rescue to make sure Simon
Katich's efforts were not to-
tally wasted on a tense, see-
sawing opening day of the
Pura Cup final
The momentum shifted on
a handful of occasions, mainly
thanks to the outstanding Peter
Siddle, but on a pitch that
should become trickier as the
contest continues, New South
Wales will not be too upset with
their 266-8.
Victoria started strongly,
fought back either side of tea,
when they reduced the home
team from 163-2 to 189-5, and
finished with two wickets in
three balls.
Haddin almost managed
to guide the Blues to stumps


and had 63 when he was lbw
playing back to a jagging off-
cutter from Siddle. Stumps
were called and Victoria left
with their spirit renewed.
The Blues, who are full of
stars, needed the contributions
from the players who have
spent much of the season with
the state side. Haddin is prepar-
ing for his elevation to the Test
team following Adam Gilchrist's
retirement and he showed he was
ready with a mature display on
a pitch offering variable bounce.
Arriving after tea, he
drove his second ball past
mid-off for four and planted
Bryce McGain for a straight
boundary in the next over.
Another seven were added in
a clever and controlled in-
nings that built on the work
of Phil Jaques and Katich.

Jaques was out of sorts but
fought for 53, a haul which
gained in significance after he
left, and Katich moved calmly
to 86, leaving him needing 51 in
the second innings to pass
Michael Bevan's domestic sea-
son record of 1 464 runs. What
was more important for the
hosts, who only need a draw to
seal the trophy, was they were
able to re-start after losing
Katich, Michael Clarke and
Dominic Thornely.
New South Wales looked
like heading to tea with both
Katich and Clarke unbeaten,
but their high hopes of a
huge total were shattered
when Katich slipped to
McGain and Clarke (13) was
Ibw pushing forward to an
inswinger from Dirk Nannes,
the left-arm fast man who


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had switched to around the
The swift change was a
suitable reward for the
Bushrangers as the fast men had
toiled without much luck for
most of the first two sessions.
It was not an easy day for
batting, but Katich worked
through the discomfort after ar-
riving in the second over when
Phillip Hughes edged to David
Hussey on six. The ball moved
off the pitch and in the air for
long periods and the fast men
gained some wicked reverse-
swing. Spin will also play a part
and Cameron White and
McGain have already achieved
useful turn.
McGain broke through
with the dismissal of Katich
for 86 to start the mini-slide.
Katich went down the pitch
and his clip to midwicket was
intercepted by a leaping Nick
Jewell, who collected the ball
above his head. The Victori-
ans celebrated the batsman's
mistake, which was the only
one he had made since being-
dropped by Brad Hodge at
short midwicket on 11.
After winning the toss,
Katich hit his first ball for four
through midwicket and con-.
trolled New South Wales' run-
gathering until he departed. He
drove well on the offside, un-
leashed a few strong pulls and
managed to pierce Victoria's re-
strictive fields.
Ten fours were struck,
including consecutive bound-
aries off McGain, and Katich
narrowly missed his sixth
century of the campaign.
The stand of 117 with
Jaques formed a solid base and
took advantage of a Victoria mis-
take after lunch when they used
Hodge and Andrew McDonald
for 11 overs instead of their im-
pressive front-liners. Siddle was
eventually called and immedi-
ately looked a threat, picking up
Jaques when he was caught on
the crease.
Siddle was the most effec-
tive of a well-rounded attack
and he looked exhausted af-
ter gaining his third wicket
from a Beau Casson (17) edge
with the second new ball.
He also had success in the
morning, his off-cutter captur-
ing Hughes' nick, and he came
back in the shadows to rap Brett
Lee on the body and attack him
with a few short balls. Nannes
bowled Lee with an arcing de-
livery in the second last over
before Siddle finished the day
with Haddin's lbw.
His return of four for 57
was extremely satisfying and
Nannes and Shane Harwood
were also uncomfortable pros-
While the bowlers kept
the Bushrangers in a strong
position, they will be wary of
the next couple of days when
they encounter Lee, Clark,
Bracken and MacGill on a
testing surface. (Cricinfo)

Simon Katich, who scored a valuable 86, missed a chance
to register his sixth century of the Pura Cup campaign on
an absorbing first day. (Yahoo Sport)

England's Anderson injures
ankle playing soccer

By Greg Stutchbury
WELLINGTON. New Zealand (Reuters) England fast
bowler James Anderson has thrown an injury scare into
his team's hopes of winning the second Test against New
Zealand when he injured his left ankle playing soccer af-
ter the third day's play yes-
Anderson, who took 5-73
to np through New Zealand's
first Innings on Friday, was
seen walking kith the aid of '
crutches as the team left the
Basin Reserve.
England were 277-9 at the
close of play. a lead of 421,
and Nk ill have almost two days
to bro\ I Ne,% Zealbnd out and
level the three-Test series
when play resumes today.
An England team JAMES ANDERSON
spokesman told reporters
the 25-year-old had turned his left ankle during a game
of soccer between members of the England team after the
day's play ended.
Anderson had been receiving ice treatment to reduce
the likelihood of swelling, but the spokesman said there
were no plans to send him to hospital for scans.
His condition would be reviewed today.
Anderson is due to join Monty Panesar at the wicket when
play resumes, though of more concern would be whether he
can bowl after New Zealand struggled to handle his swing and
seam in the first innings, when the\ were bowled out for 198. 4-
New Zealand won the first match of the three-Test se- i'
ries in Hamilton by 189 runs. The third Test begins in
Napier on March 22.

Trescothick withdraws from
Somerset tour with stress

By Greg Stutchbury
Zealand (Reuters) Former
England opening batsman
Marcus Trescothick has with-
drawn from his county side's
pre-season tour of the United
Arab Emirates after the re-
currence of a stress-related
illness, the club said yester-
The 32-year-old has not
played for England since with-
drawing from tours to India and
Austialia in 2006 due to the ill-
ness. which he described last
September as stress related.
He had been restricted to
appearing for Somerset domes-
tically but his county said he had
been forced to withdraw from
their planned 12-day trip to
Dubai after the illness recurred
shortly before the team left the
United Kingdom.
"Marcus took the decision
himself and the club are fully
supportive," Somerset chief ex-
ecutive Richard Gould said in a
statement on the club's Web
site (http://
"He has returned home
to Taunton to be with his

family and we look forward to-
him playing a full part in our'
Trescothick said last Sep-a
tember he would only return to
international duty if he was<
completely ready.
England all-rounder Paul
Collingwood said the team had
been told about the incident af-
ter the third day's play of the
second Test against New;
Zealand in Wellington.
"It's just really sad, isn't it,"
Collingwood told reporters.
"I think he should just
forget about the cricket to be
honest with you. I
"I just want Marcus to get
himself right and forget about
whether he is going to play foi
England again or to go away
with Somerset. Just get himself
right for his own sake really.
"We can be very selfish and
ask will he ever play for En-
gland again, but it doesn't really
matter because we need to get
him right.
"All of our thoughts go ou
to him." A
Trescothick averages al,
most 44 in 76 Tests and morse
than 37 in 123 one-da)



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Holder successfully defends

Diamond Mineral Water title

By Michael DaSilva

GUYANA'S rising cycling
sensation, Christopher
Holder, successfully defended
the Diamond Mineral Water
feature 35-lap cycle race title,
which he won last year at the
National Park, by out-sprint-
ing his much older rival John
Charles yesterday, when the
sixth annual Diamond Min-
eral Water 11-race
programme was staged at the
same venue.
Holder, who also won last
week's feature, made a break
from the main pack after
completing 17 laps, but was
pursued by Charles who con-
nected to him before the
completion of the 18th lap.
The two then worked in tan-
dem and established a size-
able gap which the chasing
pack could not close.
It was at the 300-metre
mark that Charles chose to jump
Holder who almost immediately
responded, connected, and
surged ahead of the Lindener,
and despite a late surge by

By Greg Stutchbury

- England all but batted New
Zealand out of the second
Test with their top-six guid-
ing their side to a 421-run
lead at the close of play on the
third day of the second Test

Charles around the final turn,
Holder held off the strong fin-
ishing of Charles, who won
three of the eight prime prizes

for the third spot in the fea-
ture race while Enzo
Matthews, Conway and
Jaikarran Sukhai placed

win, took the juveniles 10-lap
race from Neil Reece (Berbice)
and Tyrone Watts, second and
third respectively. Reece won

Prize winners of the sixth annual Demerara Distillers Limited-sponsored 11-race cycle
programme in the National Park strike a pose for photographer Quacy Sampson.along
with race organiser Hassan Mohamed.

that were up for grabs.
Two each were won by
Holder and Neil Reece while
Tyrone Conway won the
other. Darren Allen settled

at the Basin Reserve yester-
Already ahead by 144 runs,
the England batsmen produced
a series of partnerships to reach
277 for nine at the end of play,
giving their bowlers a formidable
target to defend and at least
two days to try to level the

fourth, fifth and sixth respec-
In other results from the
11-race programme, Holder, in
addition to the feature event

three-match series.
The highest successful
run chase at the Basin Re-
serve was the 277-3 achieved
by Pakistan in December
2003, while the highest
fourth-innings total was the
286 by New Zealand against
Sri Lanka in December 2006.
Opener Alastair Cook
scored 60, and combined in a
106-run partnership with An-
drew Strauss (44) while there
were also useful contributions
from Paul Collingwood (59) and
lan Bell (41). Collingwood and
Bell put on 59 runs for the fifth
Monty Panesar was six not
out at the close while
Collingwood, who also scored
65 in England's first innings of
342, was trapped leg-before by
Mark Gillespie in the final over
of the day.

Gillepsie had dropped
Collingwood before he had
Jacob Oram was New
Zealand's best bowler with 3-44
while Kyle Mills had figures of
England had resumed the
day's play on 4-0 and only lost
the wicket of captain Michael
Vaughan (13) before lunch,
when he nicked a Mills deliv-
ery to wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum, who took the
straightforward catch.
Cook, Strauss and Kevin
Pietersen (17) were then all dis-

the opening event, the three-lap
race for BMX boys 12-14 years
of age. Second was Jason
Pollydore. Third was Brandon

missed between lunch and tea in
front of a capacity crowd of 9
500, which forced New Zealand
Cricket to close the gates. Oram
then took two wickets in the
evening session, having Bell
caught at point by Mathew
Sinclair before he bowled Tim
Ambrose, who scored a century
in the first innings, for five.
Stuart Broad was dis-
missed just before the close
when he chased a full deliv-
ery from Chris Martin and
was caught behind by
Brendon McCullum for 16.
Ryan Sidebottom was then
caught by Jamie How at third
slip for a duck off Gillespie, who
trapped Collingwood in front on
the first ball of the final over of
the day.
New Zealand won the
first Test in Hamilton by 189
runs. The final match begins
in Napier on March 22.

ENGLAND first innings 342
New Zealand first innings 198
ENGLAND second innings (o/n 4-
A. Cook c Fleming b Mills 60
M. Vaughan c McCullum b Mills 13
A. Strauss Ibw Oram 441
K. Pietersen run-out 17!
. Bell c Sinclair b Oram 411
P. Collingwood Ibw 59i
T. Ambrose b Oram 5:
S. Broad c McCullum b Martin 16!
R. Sidebottom c How b Gillespie 0=
M. Panesar not out 6.
Extras: (nb-5, Ib-5, b-6) 151
Total: (for nine wickets, 94.1 overs) 277i
Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-127, 3-129 4.
160,5-219, 6-231,7-259,8-260,9-277.!
Bowling: C. Martin 23-4-72-1 (nb-1),
K. Mills 23-4-59-2 (nb-1) J. Oram 20-
9-44-3, M. Gillespie 13.1-1-52-2 (nb-
1 ), D. Vettori 15-2-39-0 (nb-2).

Linden Blackman won
the five-lap race for veterans
under 45 years of age while
Virgil Jones was second and
Kennard Lovell third.
Dexter Wilson, Andre Petty
and Joel Jafferally placed first,
second and third respectively in
the five-lap race for upright cy-
clists, while Raymond Perry
was first in the two-lap race for
BMX boys six-nine years old.
Dineshwar Raghubeer was sec-
Orlando King won the
BMX boys' nine to twelve
years old three-lap race from

Banks DIH Plus

Anthony Freeman and
Compton Watts in that order
while the BMX three-lap rac
for boys 12-14 years of age w;
won by Jamal Cromwell. Se
ond was Quincy Evans, aj
third was Firdouz Imamdi.
Jonathan Fagundes was t
winner of the BMX boys' op
three-lap race. Second w
Kevin Edwards. Third-plac
was Ronsun Young.
The presentation
prizes to the respective wi
ners was done by DDL's Mi
keting representative Ale;

Enervy tennis ...

Cramps and Downes

defeat Miller in


By Marion Fernandes

ANTHONY Downes lived up to his tennis 18-and-under
number one seeded placement after he came-from-behinc
to defeat Jeremy Miller 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the final of tha'
age group in the Banks DIH Plus Energy tennis competi-
tion at the Le Meridien Pegasus Courts on Friday evening
The small turnout was not disappointed as a high quality
of tennis was displayed. Downes lost his first set as Miller
serving at 5-4, broke Downes' serve to go up one set 6-4.
Things seemed not as bright in the second set for Miller a'
he suffered some excruciating pains due to cramps in the middle
of the second set (a level set at 3-3).
He was able to hold serve only once after this, giving
Downes the upper hand and winning the set 6-4.
Miller, in the third set was at one time lying on the
court. This caused some delay. He was assisted by one of
Sthe line-callers. He, however, tried his best breaking
Downes once and holding his serve twice but in the end it
Swas Downes who proved stronger.
Miller congratulated Downes on winning but said that he
Pulled a muscle which caused him to lose focus or the match
would have been closer.


Miller had a short time to recuperate before teaming up with
Jason Andrews for the men's open doubles final against num-
ber one seed Phillip Squires and his partner Godfrey Lowden
but his team lost 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
On Thursday he and Andrews defeated Oswin Coggins and
Saevion David-Longe 6-1, 6-4 to book the prestigious spot.
Miller and Andrews entered this competition having
never played together, but demonstrated good team work
as they cruised to a comfortable 6-4 win in the first set.
However Squires and Lowden had other plans, up their
sleeve bouncing back in the second set claiming it 6-2. In the
third set Squires and Lowden stepped up their game a notch
racing to 4-0 with two breaks and two holds. Miller and
Andrews broke serve in the fifth game then held in the sixth
boosting their chances of winning but their opponents used their
experience to their advantage and held their service game to go
5-2 in the match one game away from the title.
Jason and Miller did not go down without a fight as
they held their serve at 3-5. In the final game serving at
5-3, Squires and Lowden saved two break points at 15-40
and in the process won the game, set, match and title.
On Thursday Rudy Grant defeated Andre Lopes 6-4, 6-1
in the men's 35-and-over final. In that match Lopes seemed frus-
trated with his long rallies which consisted of lots of lobs and
drop shots from Grant. This caused him (Lopes) to make lots
of unforced errors including that of hitting the ball too long.
In the 45-and-over doubles final on Thursday, Carlos
Adams and Bobby Khan reigned over Keith Eversley and
Omar Persaud in straight sets 6-2. 6-3.

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Jamaica crush Windwards

to take Carib Beer Cup

... Andre Fletcher hits solid unbeaten 103

NAIN, Jamaica (CMC) Ja-
maica, propelled by a seven-
wicket match-haul from
Nikita Miller, captured the
2008 Carib Beer Cup when
they mauled the Windward Is-
lands by 10 wickets for a
rapid victory in their sixth-
round Carib Beer Series
match yesterday.
Miller tormented the Wind-
wards batsmen with his left-arm
spin to wreck their first innings
for a flimsy 61 and following
on, the eastern Caribbean side -
in spite of a solid hundred from
Andre Fletcher could only
muster 187 all out at the Alpart
Sports Club Ground.
Set a mere 17 runs to
win, the Jamaicans easily
achieved the target inside two
days when captain Chris
Gayle smashed pacer Nelon
Pascal to the mid-off bound-
ary at approximately 18:10 h
local time.

The victory completed a re-
gional double for the Jamaicans,
giving them maximum 12 points
while boosting their overall
points total to an unassailable
58 points in the championship
"It is a great feeling to
end this game within two
days and to take the title with
such authority," Gayle told
reporters after the match.
"I have to say well done to
the team," added Gayle as the
Jamaicans added the Carib Beer
Cup to the KFC Cup limited
overs title they won last Octo-
The disaster that started
Friday evening for the Wind-
wards continued swiftly as they
plunged from two wickets
down for one run overnight, to
61 for nine at the lunch break
as they replied to Jamaica's first
innings total of 232 .
The 21-year-old Fletcher

battled for 25 with two bound-
aries and Donwell Hector
contributed 17 but Miller and
the West Indies pace pair of
Daren Powell and Jerome
Taylor tore their batting to
Salvan Browne (3) was first
to go in the morning, caught be-
hind by Carlton Baugh off
Powell as the Windwards
stumbled to eight for three.
Fletcher and Hector staged
an innings best partnership of 34
but after their separation, there
was hardly any fight.
Miller, using the arm-ball
effectively, trapped Fletcher
leg-before-wicket at 42 for four.
It became 60 for five
when West Indies all-rounder
Darren Sammy (6) edged to
Baugh pushing forward at
Taylor and his departure trig-
gered a hasty finish to the in-
nings as the Windwards
shockingly lost their last six
wickets for the addition of
just one run.
Miller sent back the captain
Rawl Lewis leg-before-wicket
for one and he combined with
Taylor to dislodge Lyndon
James, Deighton Butler, and
Pascal all without scoring.
The Windwards had gone to
lunch at 61 for nine and the in-
nings which lasted a mere 34.2
overs folded immediately af-
ter play resumed when Miller
got Pascal lbw.
The 25-year-old Miller fin-
ished with the imposing figures
of four for six off 8.2 overs
with five maidens, while Powell
claimed three for 13 off eight
overs and Taylor bagged three
for 17 off 11 overs.
Gayle enforced the fol-
low-on and grabbed an in-
stant reward when Powell
dislodged the West Indies
opener Devon Smith
cheaply for the second time
in two days.
The Grenadian left-hander,
trying to flick his international
team-mate off his pads, stepped
onto his stumps to be dismissed
hit-wicket for four. Late Friday,
Powell had removed him lbw for
Medium pacer David Ber-
nard then stepped up to grab
the spotlight with a three-
wicket burst that plunged the
Windwards towards defeat in-
side two days.
Bernard bowled Browne
(14) and Hector (12) to reduce
the Windwards to 45 for three

and then claimed the valuable
wicket of Sarmny, lbw for seven
at 65 for four.
Fletcher temporarily
stalled the decline with Lewis
but the captain failed for the
second time in a couple of


hours to handle Miller's spin
and departed lbw for five with
the score at 94 for five.
After the Windwards re-
sumed from tea at 106 for five,
spinners Miller and Gayle
tightened Jamaica's grip on
the game when Miller got rid
of James (19) and Gayle re-
moved Butler lbw for one to
make the score 127 for seven.
While Fletcher showed ad-
mirable resistance, Gayle
bowled Shane Shillingford (7),
Miller removed Casimir (6) at
172 for nine and Gayle had
Pascal caught behind for two to
wrap the innings just a few
minutes before the scheduled
close of play.
Fletcher was unbeaten on
103 at the end having belted
two sixes, one straight
against Miller and a brutal
slog sweep off Gayle, plus 11
Man-of-the-match Miller
ended with three for 60 off 25
overs and a match haul of seven
for 77, while Gayle (3-39) and
Bernard (3-39) shared six wick-
With four minutes plus an
extra half an hour allowed for
them to finish the game, the
home side took only 10 minutes
to secure victory.
Parchment struck two
fours and Gayle's boundary
ended the game.

LEEWARDS 1st innings 204 (S.
: Jeffers 37; Z. Mohammed 4-49)
GUYANA 1stinngs (o/n 138 for 4)
S. Chattergoon c Uiburd
b Baker 6
K. Arjune Ibw Wile 35
L Johnson lbw Baker 7
T. Dowlin c Moon b DeFreltas 26
S. Chanderpaul c Morton
ULiburd 82
R. Sarwan notout 89
D. Christian Ibw Martin 13
E. Crandon not out 15
Extras: (11 b4. nb-17) 26
Total: (for sirwLa, 88 overs) 299
Fall of wickets 1-6,2-17,3-58,4-104,
Bowng. Baker 12-2-47-2, Tonge 13-
0-45-0, DeFreitas 14-2-50-1. Martin
31-5-81-1,We 11-3-35-1. Peters 2-
1-8-0, Lxbud 5-1-24-1.
Position: Guyana lead on first in-
nings by 95 rnm s fit four wickets
T&Tobago v CCC
CCC 1st innings 97
T&T Ist innings (on 224 for five)
W. Peridns c wkpr Walton
bMcClean 29
L Simmons c wkpr Walton
bMcClean 23
D.Gangs c wkprWalton
b Bennett 46
K. Powell c Noel b Bennett 85
D.M. Bravo c wkpr Walton
b McClean 29
D.RamdinbClarke 18
R.K-Kellyucitei clmke -.- -34-I
R.EmritcReiterbClarke 0
D. Mohammed b McClean 1
R. Rampaul stp. Walton
b Clarke 58
A. Jaggemauth not out 2
Extras: (b-2, b-, w-1. nb-6) 12
Total: (all out) 337
Fall of wicketa 1-44,2-58,3-175, 4-
197,5-224, 6-262, 7-263, 8-264,9-294
Bowling: Bennett 12-1-69-2, Noel
14-2-64-0 (nb-2),McClean 16-1-54-4
(nb-2), Emmanuel 9-0-59-0(n-2. w-
1), Kantasingh 5--33-0, Clarke 13.5-
CCC 2nd Innings
S. Clarke c wkprRamdin
b Rampaul 4
S. Jackson c wkpr Ramdin
bKelly 83
N. Parris c Sinmons
b Jaggemauth 31
C. Walton not out 52
F.Refer not ou 6
Extras: (b-1, b-5, nb-3) 9

Total: (for three wkts) 185
Fall of wickets: 1-8.2-87,3-171.
Bowling: Rampaul 13-3-36-1 (nb-3),
Kelly 12-1-40-1, Emrit 8-2-14-0.
Jaggemauth 17-1-48-1, Mohammed
Position: CCC trail by 55 runs with
seven second Innings wickets
JAMAICA 1st innings 232 (C. Gayle
55; S. Shillingford 4-76)
WINDWARDS 1st innings (o/n one
for two)
D. Smith lbw Powell 1
S. Browne c wkp. Baugh
b Powell 3
R. Casimkr b Powell 0
A. Fletcher lbw Miller 25
D.Hectorlbw Miller 17
D. Sammy c Baugh b Taylor 6
R. Lewis Ibw Miller 1
L James c Hyatt b Taylor 0
D. Butler Ibw Taylor 0
S. Shilingford not out 0
N. Pascal Ibw Miller 0
Extras: (b-6,b-1. nb-1) 8
Total: (all out. 34.2 overs) 61
Fall o1 wickets: 1-1. 21.3-8,4-42, 5-
Bowling: Taylor 11-4-17-3. Powell 8-
4-13-3. Bernard 6-2-14-0 (nb-1).
Nash 1-0-4-0. Miller 8.2-5-6-4.
WINDWARDS 2nd innings (follow-
ing on)
D. Smith hit-wicket b Powell 4
S. Browne b Bernard 14
A. Fletcher not out 103
D. Hector b Bernard 12
- -D.Sanmy.ibw .erard 7
R. Lewis low Miller 5
L James c Nash b Miller 19
D. Butler Ibw Gayle 2
S. Shillingford Ibw Gayle 7
R Casimir c Gayle b Miller 6
N. Pascal c wkp. Baugh b Gayle 2
Extras: (Ib-1, nb-5) 6
Total. (all out 57 overs) 187
Fall of ckets: 1-5 2-32.3-45,4-65.
Bowling: Taylor 5-0-23-0.
Powell 8-2-21-1. Miller 25-5-60-
3, Bernard 5-0-39-3 (nb-5).
Lambert 1-0-4-0. Gayle 13-1-39-
JAMAICA 2nd innings
B Parchment not out 9
C. Gayle not out 8
Total: (without loss, 2.2 overs) 17
Bowling: Pascal 1.2-0-12-0, Smith 1-
Tournament: Jamaica win Carib
Beer Cup with unbeatable 58

Jackson and Walton hold

up T&T at Three Ws Oval

By Adriel Richard

CAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC) Third-placed Trinidad &
Tobago were made to toil, when Simon Jackson and
Chadwick Walton led a fightback for Combined Campuses
& Colleges in their Carib Beer Cup match yesterday.
T&T were put to the test when left-handed opener Jack-
Sson scored 83 and wicketkeeper/batsman Walton finished un-
beaten on 52, as CCC reached 185 for three in their second
innings when stumps were drawn on the second day of their
sixth round match at the Three Ws Oval.
Jackson struck 11 boundaries from 173 balls in a little
over 3-1/2 hours, and Walton has struck seven fours and
one six from 74 balls in just under two hours of batting.
T&T had gained a first innings lead of 240, when they were
dismissed about 10 minutes before the scheduled lunch interval
for 337, replying to CCC's 97.
Ravi Rampaul used the opportunity of some mediocre
bowling to score 58 the second time he has passed 50 in
first-class cricket and all-rounder Richard Kelly made
The T&T wickets were shared by CCC captain Shirley
Clarke, who collected four wickets for 53 runs from 13.5 overs
with his uncomplicated off-spin, Kevin McClean with four for
54 from 16 overs and Jason Bennett two for 69 from 12 overs.
T&T then had early success when CCC started their
second innings, as Clarke was caught behind off Rampaul
for four and completed a miserable match with the bat af-
ter scoring a duck in the first innings.
T&T then let things slip, when Nekoli Parris joined Jack-
son, and they took control of the situation for CCC, carrying
the home team to 76 for one at tea and proceeded to add 79 for
the second wicket either side of the break.
But Amit Jaggernauth made the breakthrough, when Parris
was caught at mid-wicket for 31 essaying an on-drive.
T&T still could not drive home their advantage, when
Walton joined compatriot Jackson at the crease.
The visitors saw Jackson reach his 50 when he drove
Jaggernauth through the off-side for a single and contin-
ued to play solidly either side of the wicket, while Walton
took the attack to the T&T bowlers with some fine strokes
including a lofted off-drive for six off Dave Mohammed.
With the pitch playing easily, the T&T bowlers could find
no way to shut the two Jamaican students down and they added
84 for the third wicket before Jackson was caught behind off
Kelly playing loosely outside the off-stump.
T&T could make no further headway when Jackson de-
parted, and Walton coasted to his 50 with a drive off Kelly
through mid-wicket for a single, and carried CCC to the close
in the company of experienced left-hander Floyd Reifer.
Earlier, T&T continued from their overnight total of
224 for five, and opted to carry-on batting rather than con-
sider an early declaration.
The visitors beefed-up their total when they scored at a
run-a-minute, and Rampaul, in particular, provided the most
pyrotechnics with half-dozen fours and a pair of sixes from 51
balls in just under an hour.
Darren Bravo, the brother of West Indies all-rounder
Dwayne Bravo and a Brian Lara carbon copy, appeared to be
giving T&T a bright start, when McClean had him caught be-
hind for 29.
Braio's dismissal triggered a collapse in which T&T
lost three wickets for two runs in the space of 10 balls, as
Clarke had Rayad Emrit caught at slip for a duck and
McClean bowled Dave Mohammed for one when a rising
ball ricocheted off the batsman's shoulder into his stumps.
R.mpaul cdme to the middle and started to impose him-
self, but CCC removed Kelly when he too, was caught at slip
off Clarke.
This gave Rampaul's licence to cut loose and he completely
dominated a last-wicket stand of 43 with Jaggernauth before
Clarke ended the T&T innings when he had the West Indies
fast bowler stumped.
T&T entered the match in third position in the Cham-
pionship on 31 points and the CCC in sixth on 15 points.

Sarwan, Chanderpaul hit half-centuries but rain stalls Guyana

ST THOMAS, US Virgin Islands (CMC) Rain allowed century partnership while taking the score to 228 for four
only half the day's play as Ramnaresh Sarwan approached at the interval with Chanderpaul on 69 and the right-
a 23rd first-class hundred with Guyana in control against handed Sarwan on 55.
the Leeward Islands on the second day of their sixth-round Chanderpaul appeared poised for a hundred when off-spin-
Carib Beer Series match yesterday. ner Steve Liburd removed him for 82 after the four-time Guyana
Replying to the Leeward Islands' first innings score of 204 Sportsman-of-the-Year had smashed him for a four and a six.
all out, the Guyanese had reached 299 for six when rain forced Having taken 10 runs off successive balls, Chanderpaul at-
the players off the field at 13:50 h local time, with Sarwan un- tacked Liburd's next ball but edged a catch to Runako Morton
defeated on 89. at first slip to fall 18 short of a century.
Resuming from their overnight position of 138 for Chanderpaul struck 10 fours and a six and batted 268 min-
four, Guyana used their two most experienced batsmen utes while adding 145 for the fifth wicket with Sarwan.
to carve out a first-innings advantage at the Addelita Derwin Christian joined Sarwan and had scored 13
Cancryn Ground. when the off-spinner Anthony Martin trapped him leg-be-
Both West Indies batsmen achieved half-centuries dur- fore-wicket at 279 for six.
ing the morning session while the visiting Guyanese added Esaun Crandon was on 15 and Sarwan 89 when rain chased
90 runs before the lunch break, the players off the field midway the post-lunch session.
S The left-handed Chanderpaul, who was 36 overnight. With no logical chance to re-start play before the close, the
achieved a 76th first-class half-century in 143 minutes of bat- umpires Rawl Richards and Howard Gumbs called off play at
ting, facing 100 balls and hitting seven boundaries. 16:05 h and will aim to start today's third day at 09:30 h.
Sarwan got his 56th first-class fifty off 94 balls in 144 The Guyanese lead by 95 runs with six wickets stand- i
mtnure-s, sto _cgi .. cpi.tod a in

minutes, stroking eight boundaries as the pai g.




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National Under-15 cricketers wing out to Dominica

- irst itcLh against B-arb-ados t oitrto,'

By Ravendra Madholall

THE national Under-15
cricket team left for
Dominica yesterday to par-
ticipate in the regional Clico-
sponsored Under-15 50-over
cricket tournament with high
The 14-man contingent was

fresh off a high-intensity two-
week encampment under head
coach Michael Hyles and trav-
elling coach Vibert Johnson.
Manager Ian John's admission
that the team is very balanced
and their enthusiasm is sky
high came as no surprise.
Despite the lack of turf
practice owing to consistence

Collins pulls out of

Windies first Test squad

... cites "prior contractual commitment"

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) Fast bowler Pedro
Collins has pulled out of the West Indies squad to face Sri
Lanka in the first Test match starting next weekend in
Collins, who has signed to play County cricket for Surrey
in England, has informed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)
that he has a "prior contractual commitment".
In a letter sent to the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) and appearing on the
SWest Indies Players' Associa-
S tion (WIPA) web site, Collins
-. declined invitation to the
West Indies side and re-entry
Sm.- into international cricket af-
S" ter almost two years.
Collins, 31, is scheduled to
head for England to start his
two-year Surrey contract this
-- The Barbadian left-arm fast
PEDRO COLLINS bowler thanked the West Indies
for "considering" him to repre-
sent the team, something he had "always done with pride,
honour and dignity", but he went on to say he would not be
"Unfortunately, due to prior contractual commitments
I have no alternative but to decline your kind invitation at
this time. I would like to take the opportunity to wish my
colleagues best of luck for the upcoming series as I have
every confidence they would make us all proud."
"Thank you in advance for your understanding," his
letter concluded.
Collins made his Test debut in March 1999 against Austra-
lia and played 32 matches, snaring 106 wickets at an average of
He also played 30 One-Day International (ODI) matches,
taking 39 wickets at 31.07 runs apiece.
Sri Lanka arrived in the Caribbean on Friday to play
two Tests and three ODIs against West Indies.

rain, the players did their share
of work in the indoor facility
and practice on tarmac. Coach
Johnson said his side were en-
thusiastic about the competi-
"We had a good two-
week training camp which
was intensive and the play-
ers feel confident about
the trip." Johnson said
that three players with re-
gional experience would
enhance the side's
Since the inauguration of
the competition in 1996,
Guyana only won the competi-
tion twice in 1998 and 1999.
The youngsters have had

a problem adapting while on
tour. Last year was a typical
example as several players
were down with the flu,
showed nervousness and

failed to adapt to conditions
in Trinidad and Tobago.
Those were some of the rea-
sons for their poor perfor-

and are saddled with
"Khan has been bowl
ing excellent over the pas
few weeks and I think his

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respectively, just before their departure yesterday morning for the Cheddi Jagan
International Airport, Timehri. (Photo: courtesy of Ravendra Madholall)'

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Dominique Rihki. Kev
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By Michael DaSilva

programme will kick-start
the- annual Mayor's Cup
Fe :ball Tournament at the
Tucville ground this evening.
In the feature game which is
scheduled for a 20:00 h start,
reigning West Demerara champi-
ons Pouderoyen will tackle
Georgetown's Western Tigers
while in the curtain-raiser which
is set for 18:00 h, Uitvlugt face
the Guyana Defence Force.
With over 16 teams drawn
from the associations which in-
clude East Bank, East and Up-
per Demerara and Georgetown,
all battling for the cash prizes
worth over $850 000 along with
individual prizes. And included
among-the prizes are a three-

piece suite and a television for
the Most Valuable Player and
the Most Outstanding Goal-
keeper respectively.
With these prizes on offer
the tension is expected to be
high and football fans can rest
assured that they will get their
money's worth of action.
The organizers have guar-
anteed that better security
and lavatory facilities will be
available for the tournament.
Prior to the start of today's
games, the teams will be met by
Georgetown's Mayor Hamilton
Green and Guyana Football
Federation as well as
Georgetown Football Associa-
tion representatives.
Pouderoyen's attack will be
led by former youth national
striker Clement Browne, in tan-

dem with Severu Austin,
Midfielders Garlan Lewis and
Ulric Griffith and custodian
Marvin Griffith complete the
Team captain Delon
Josiah, along with Toni
Lopes, will marshal the de-
The Tigers' response is
expected to be led by the
upfront combination of De-
von Millington and
Edmir.son Gomes and they

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Olympic ahief R
Arrives in Caribbe

ST GEORGE'S. Grenada Personnal Aseiirnnt ....ir "

ICNCI The eighth presi-
dent of the International
Olmpic Committee IIOC)
Jacques Rogge is leading a
13-member delegation of in-
ternational sports administra-
tors on a brief fire-hour sisit
to Grenada today.
The delegation., ako sched-
uled to \%i.l a number of other
Canibbean desutnaions. includes
the Pre-ident ol the Pan-A.mern-
can Sport -Org.nisatinc
IPAS(O) Mlario \azquez Rarin
Rogge will be accompanied
by his wife Anne Rogge and his

BraeckeelI. among others
The team will pa3 a cour-
tess call on his Excellency
the Governor General Sir
Daniel \ illiams and hold a
lunch meeting with Prime
Minister Dr Keith Mitchell.
X reception has also been
planned for the National Sta-
dium where the visitingg del-
egates %%ill meet with Sports
Minister Roland Bhola as
well as Presidents and Gen-
eral Secretaries of National

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Four swimmers named

for Carifta Swimming


GUYANA will berepresented by four swimmers this year
at the Carifta Swimming
Championships, billed for
Aruba from March 26 to
The swimmers are Niall
Roberts (15-17 age group),
Trinidad-based swimmer Jes-
sica Stephenson (11-12 age

14 age group) and Ronaldo
Rodrigues.(11-12 age group).
Stephenson is being
sponsored by Scotiabank
S and Cara Lodge while addi-
tional funds from the spon-
sorship will go to the other
Stephenson's coach in
Niall Roberts will lead Trinidad and Tobago,
Guyana's charge in Aruba. Franz Huggins, also ben-
efited from the sponsor-
ship and will be travelling with the side as the official

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Confident Sri Lankans arrive

for first Digicel Test match

The first Test will be at the
Guyana National Stadium,
Providence (March 22-26). The
visitorS face the West Indies A
team at Shaw Park, Tobago
(March 29-31). The second Test
will be at the Queen's Park Oval
April 3-7. The first and second
ODIs will be at Queen's Park
Oval on April 10 and 12, with
the final limited-over match at

By Ravendra Madholall
cricket team arrived in
Guyana on Friday night and
will tomorrow begin their
tour of the Caribbean with a
three-day practice match
against a West Indies Se-
lected XI at the Guyana Na-
tional Stadium, Providence,
before facing the regional
side in two Tests and three
one-day internationals in the
Digicel Series.
Skipper Mahela
Jayawardene said he is ex-
tremely confident that his
team which has.a combina-
tion of youth and experience
can face the challenges
meted out to them on the
Caribbean grounds.
He said his players are anx-
ious to win both series which
start with the first Test next
Saturday at the stadium.
Jayawardene has the
confidence in his players and
he indicated that even
though his side is missing
the services of several senior
players due to various rea-
sons, his youngsters can fill
the void.
"I think we have a very
balanced team and the guys are
willing to go out there and rep-
resent their country on this
South American soil. We have
been working hard in prepara-
tion for this tour and it is just
a matter of playing positive
cricket," Jayawardene declared.
Speaking at the Cheddi
Jagan International Airport,
Timehri, after touching
down at approximately 22:30
h, the technical right-handed
Jayawardene did admit that
the bowling of his three
quickies: Dilhara Fernando,
Farveez Maharoof and the
ebullient 23-year-old Lasith
Malinga will be missed, but
again he praised the young-
sters selected.
"We have a bunch of
young quality fast bowlers
and with the presence of 35-

year-old left-arm fast bowler
Chaminda Vaas and world-
class off-spinner Muttiah
Muralitharan, they should be
Probably, it will be the last
visit of the Caribbean by these

one-day series while Sri Lanka
will be without another sea-
soned campaigner in 37-year-
old Sanath Jayasuriya, who has
been axed from that version of
the game after a poor showing
in Sri Lanka's triangular one-day

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene (centre) is flanked by Digicel employees Ciara
Ryan at left and Jacqueline James at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri,
Friday night. (Adrian Narine photo)

two experienced bowlers (Vaas
and Murali) and I think they are
two excellent players and once
they call it a day, the younger
generation would get the oppor-
tunity to prove themselves,"
Jayawardene, who scored two
centuries (including a double) in
their last home series against
England, said.
Muralitharan, who has
been the leading bowler in
world cricket with 723 scalps,
will be the main weapon for
Jayawardene's unit while
Vaas's role will also be piv-
Muralh \ill be rested for the

series in Australia which in-
cluded the hosts and India.
Jayawardene, even though
leading his country to victory
against Sri Lanka in their last
Test series (1-0), is aware that
West Indies are at home and are
a competitive side.
"West Indies have
home advantage and they
will definitely have
something to play for but
we will like to begin on
a winning note. I think
that will be very impor-
tant," Jayawardene, who
has already played 93
Test matches, reckoned.

Beausejour, St Lucia on April
Sri Lanka Test squad
reads: Mahela Jayawardane
(captain), Kumar
Sangakkara (vice-captain),
Michael Vandort, Malinda
Warnapura, Thilann
Samaraweera, Tillekeratne
Dilshan, Chamara Silva,
Prasanna Jayawardane,
Muttiah Muralitharan,
Chaminda Vaas, Ishara
Amarashinghe, Rangan
Herath, Thilina Thushara
Mirando, Chanaka
Welegadara, Nuwan

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I RECENTLY read a report by a professor at
CCNY for a physiological psych class. He told
his class about bananas, honey and cinnamon.
He said the expression 'going bananas' is from
the effects of bananas on the brain. Bet the
drug companies won't like this information
getting around.
Never, put your banana in
the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting. Af-
ter reading this, you'll never
look at a banana in the
same way again.

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Bananas contain there% natural sugars sucrose, fructose and glu-
cose combined with fibeS A banana gives an instant, sustained and
substantial boost of energy.
Research has proveritthat just two bananas provide enough en-
ergy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is
the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It
can also help overcome, or prevent, a substantial number of illnesses
and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression: Adcording to a recent survey undertaken by
MIND amongst people4ffering from depression, many felt much
better after eating;a banina. This is because bananas contain tryp-
tophan, a type of-pretein that the body converts into serotonin,
known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make
you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it con-
tains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Brain Power:'"200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex)
school ( England ) :ere helped with their exams this year by
eating bananas at'breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost
their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-
packed friit'can assist learning by making pupils more
: Constipation: High in fiber, including
S:; bananas in the diet can help restore nor-
... mal bowel action, helping to over-
c come the problem without resort-
: ing to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the
quickest ways of curing a hang-
over is to make a banana milkshake,
sweetened with honey, The banana calms the stomach and, with
the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood-sugar levels, while
the milk soothes and.re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bapanas have a natural antacid effect on the body,
so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing
Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals
helps to keep blood-sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream,
try rubbing the-'iffecte'd area with the inside of a banana skin. Many
people find-it ii.,in'l:, successful at reducing swelling and irrita-
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production
of hemoglobin in the' ood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely
high in potassium yet-low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood
pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has
just allowed the bainna industry to make official claims for the
fruit's ability tp reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Overweight, and at work? Studies at the Institute of
Psychology, inAustria found pressure at work leads to gorging on
comfort foods like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital

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patients, researchers found the, most obese were more likely to be
in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-
induced food cravings, we need to control our blood-sugar levels
by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep
levels steady.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intes-
tinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the
only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler
cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coat-
ing the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas
as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional
temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, preg-
nant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can
help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer,
Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people
trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as
the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body re-
cover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral which helps normalize
the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain, and regulates your body's
water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises,
thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with
the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal
of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the
risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you
want to kill off a wxart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on
the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place
with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When
you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the
carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A
and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich
in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe
it's time to change that well-known phrase to: "A banana a day
keeps the doctor away!"
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the
nervous system. Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy
all the time! I will add one here: Want a quick shine on our shoes!
Take the INSIDE of the banana skin and rub directly on the
shoe....polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit!!!

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FAKC"!' r H Frl / AFND CrNHNAMON' It has been
found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases.
Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists
of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medi-
cine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side
effects for any kind of diseases.

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IT IS in European mo
tion pictures from the
1940s onward that sen
quality came to play
an important social
role in criticizing, deflating,
and providing an alternative
to all sorts of dictatorial ideo-
logical viewpoints. Italian
films are a good example.
Unlike Hollywood, where
film production was initiated
and developed by private enter-
prise and individual freedom,
the Italian film industry largely
began from around 1933 with
the creation of State-funded or-
ganizations like General Film
Management, and in 1934 with
the Experimental Film Center.
The fact that both these organi-
zations were initiated by Italy's
fascist party and State of that
time, which later aligned itself
with Hitler's Nazi Party in
1938, provides a critical lesson
for those later post-colonial
Third World governments em-
barking on progressive State-
funded national arts and film
Ironically, under Italy's fas-
cist State, intellectuals and art-
ists had freedom to create; they
were not told what to write,
paint, or film. But as the great
Italian novelist, Cesare Pavese
wrote in 1948: "Where Fascism
exercised vigilance was in pre-
venting intercourse between the
intelligentsia and the people;
keeping the people unin-
So, in the end, the Ameri-
can Professional Code of Ad-
ministration of the 1930s and
40s served a similar negative
function like Italy's fascist
State-funded arts programs
before the end of World War
I, since they both wanted to
decide and take over the
moral function of the artist by
opportunistically supporting
topics, opinions, and art styles
they agreed with, in films es-
pecially, and an artificial
'morality' derived from all
Of course, like Holly-
wood studios, the Italian
movie industry rebeHed
against all this, and the result
has been some of the most
beautiful, stimulating, intelli-
gent, sensual, and artistic
movies the world has ever
seen since the 1940s The ar-
tistic freedom of Italian film-
makers was led by a vital
stylish group who called
themselves 'neo-realists'.
They were the ones who re-
claimed the beauty of a post-
war-free Italy in all aspects,
especially everyday-scenes
of everyday people living

and loving. Nothing was fab-
ricated like the fascist era
films which imposed a my-
thology on Italian life, with
characters using pink and
white telephones, their faces
caked with makeup, or citi-
zens forever proclaiming their
nation's great history, or
their divine guidance, etc.
However, the creation of
any type of sensual or violent
scene in movies should not be
compared or confused with
similar but real scenes in real
life, or with such real occur-
rences documented in movies or
still-photographs. Significantly,
in the normal pornographic or
'blue movie', real actions are
documented and tolerated pre-
cisely because they are about
harmless pleasure. Who would
prefer to see real footage or still
photos of real people being bru-
talized or killed, rather than
films or photos of people mak-
ing love or enjoying sexual plea-
The social success of many
permissive societies like Swe-
den, Denmark, Holland, Bel-
gium, Italy, Switzerland, Mo-
naco, Japan, Brazil, Thailand -

religious and political texts,
so that opinions become
'God-like', inflexible, self-
righteous, and antagonistic,
causing these societies to be-
come victims of endless trial-
and-error crises which might
have been avoided by a re-
laxed permissive attitude,
helped by the public promo-
tion of intelligent films, lit-
erature, and art exploring the
pacifist and pleasurable ben-
efits of civilized sensuality.
For example, in Guyana,
the epidemic and threat of
AIDS obviously resulted from
young people especially expos-
ing themselves to procreative
intercourse, while often com-
plaining ofjoblessness and pov-
erty, yet ignoring the pursuit of
sexual pleasure and romance for
its own sake, protected by the
use of prophylactics. It is not
sensuality and pleasure such
people are really pursuing, but
conventionality and egotism;
pretending to be more mature
and responsible than they really
are, or are capable of.
In an important book called
'The Arts In A Permissive So-
ciety', which presented five lec-

SOPHIA Loren as the weary housewife and mother who
finds a 'better morality' with a persecuted intellectual in
'A Special Day' (1977).

even Canada and Britain to
some degree is based on these
societies permissiveness in the
Arts, and a constant intelligent
critical assessment of such per-
missiveness in their news media.
Such civilized societies learn to
avoid much real-life tragedies by
heeding the lessons of artistic
In less permissive but of-
ten lawless and more violent
societies, especially in so-
called 'Third-World' nations
in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia,
the Middle-East, and Latin
America, peoples lives are
guided more by pre-conceived
religious, political, economic,
and moralistic viewpoints
taken from inherited habits,

tures by editors, critics, and me-
dia producers at a conference at
Sussex University in 1970,
Roger Manvell, an editor and
film historian in his speech,
'Cinema and Television' said: "I
think permissiveness can have
this negative aspect implying
abandonment, lack of responsi-
bility, failure to bring any
proper judgment to bear, lack of
humane and humanistic values.
But in contrast, permissiveness
can have a positive aspect. It
can represent enlightenment,
non-interference in a positive
sense. And this is where I would
say tolerance proper comes in.
Tolerance involves bringing a
more rational attitude to bear on
something which you may not

want to participate in yourself,
but which others in your soci-
ety want to experience." This
refers strictly to anything that
is not criminal.
The year 1948 is the year
in which 'Bitter Rice', made
by the young Italian socialist
film director Guiseppe de

this sort of melodrama is less
memorable than the unforget-
table sensual and erotic images
of the beautiful Silvana
Mangano's pubis outlined in
wet shorts, or casually expos-
ing her bare breasts (this latter
feature now lost from all prints
of the film, not because of cen-

SILVANA Mangano as the rice filed worker in the
outstanding Italian movie, 'Bitter Rice' (1948).

Santis, and starring one of the
most distinctly beautiful and
talented Italian actresses,
Silvana Mangano, proved to be
one of the first profound Ital-
ian films where prudish stereo-
typical political conceptions of
life are left behind by a highly
sensual, yet social, style of
neo-realist film-making ,which
revealed both the pleasures and
possible dangers of foreign cul-
tural influences. 'Bitter Rice' is
acutely relevant to the theme
of an individual's freedom of
choice, within their class, and
culture's pressure on them to
conform. Mangano plays the
young rice-field worker in
Italy's little known rice indus-
try, where young women toiled
for paltry wages knee-deep in
marshes warmed by the Medi-
terranean sun. But this rice-
farm girl was not your typical
class-conscious Italian worker:
She identified with American
pop music, film, fashion, comic
books, chewed bubblegum and
could dance well to Boogie-
Woogie Jazz. Mangano's non-
conformist role was not an ex-
pression of de Santis' sanction-
ing of American sub-culture,
even though he, paradoxically,
was an avid fan of American
jazz, radio, and film, but rather
a typical Marxist warning
about its potentially bad influ-
ence on post-war Italian youth.
This is the reason why in 'Bit-
ter Rice', he makes Mangano
end up like a Film Noir Femme
Fatale who falls for a thief and
vagabond, Vittorio Gassman,
who betrays her, and is killed
by her before she plunges to
her death in suicide. However,

sorship, but because Italian cin-
ema projectionists cut it out
for themselves!), or in bed lis-
tening to her radio, or dancing
sensually to jazz, made Marx-
ist film critics wonder how de
Santis' use of Mangano's bare
legs and breasts could advance
their Socialist cause? What
they failed to see was how
Mangano's particular sensual-
ity and love of life was more
universally positive and essen-
tial than de Santis' intended il-
lustration of class-conscious
solidarity and bad 'Yankee'
capitalist cultural influence.
Furthermore, such critics did
not perceive Mangano's sen-
sual artistic ability to manipu-
late de Santis' direction, and
subtly interpret the role her
way, so that the director's po-
litical intentions were eclipsed
by the mystique of her sensual
feminine personality.
'Bitter Rice' was a huge
success world-wide due to
Mangano's sensuality and act-
ing skill. Needless to say, it
was shown repeatedly in
Guyanese cinemas in the 50s
and 60s, along with countless
other Italian films like 'Rice
Girls', 'Woman of the River',
'Yesterday, Today, and To-
morrow' etc, when Guyanese
benefited intellectually and
culturally from relevant motion
'Bitter Rice' opened the
door for some of the greatest
sensual female Italian ac-
tresses, like Sophia Loren,
Gina Lollabridgida, Claudia
Cardinale, Elsa Martineili,
Monica Vitti, Laura
Antonelli, and Ornella Muti,

to emerge, often under the
direction of Italy's most
original film-makers like
Luchino Visconti, Vittorio de
Sica, Valerio Zurlini,
Federico Fellini,
Michelangelo Antonioni,
Ettore Scola, Lina
Wertmuller, and the out-
standing Marco Bellocchio.
Ettore Scola's 'A Special
Day' (1977) became an instant
classic, showing where the
pleasure principle can expose
superficial habits of conven-
tion which disguise serious un-
derlying traits of intolerance,
irrational behaviour, and ideo-
logical bias. In 'A Special Day'
Sophia Loren one of Italy's
most voluptuous and fiery ac-
tresses who perfected the
theme-role of the desirous
woman exploited and abused
because of her beauty, and also
the egotistical, vain and op-
portunistic female influenced
by social power plays the
role of a weary, brow-beaten
housewife with six children,
married to a chauvinistic fas-
cist supporter during
Mussolini's government in the
1930s. Marcello Mastroianni,
a favourite co-star of Loren's
and one of Italy's awe-inspir-
ing great actors, as well as a
celebrated debonair ladies man,
acts amazingly and humbly as
a homosexual intellectual who
collects abstract paintings and
is persecuted for his opinions
and lifestyle by the fascist re-
gime. Loren and Mastroianni
live in the same apartment
building but never conversed
until one day in 1938 when
Hitler comes to visit
Mussolini in Italy where they
sign the infamous Treaty of Al-
liance, and Loren's husband,
like the majority of misled na-
tionalists, is out at a public
rally celebrating the event with
her children. In an almost de-
serted apartment building,
Loren and Mastroianni finally
meet, talk, and grow to appre-
ciate each other. She manages
to get him to make love to her;
making their day special, be-
fore her husband returns and
forces himself sexually upon
her, while Mastroianni is fi-
nally arrested.
Scola's 'A Special Day' is
a brilliant and outstanding
film with clear sharp images,
Loren's highly erotic influ-
ence, and profound dialogue.
It towers above many other
political/social Italian films of
the 70s because of its unique-
ness in showing where sen-
sual infidelity and romance
can become a better morality
than one based on compro-
mised and jaded social con-

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Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply o'Jthe
aching tooth. This may be applied three times a day until the tooth stops aching.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water,
given to a cholesterol patient, was found' to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 per cent
within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic choles-
terol is cured. According to information in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves
complaints of cholesterol.

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even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it
its. In its January 17, 1995 issue, Weekly World News, a magazine, in
ig list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched

1 cinnamon powder,' apply on bread instead of jelly and jam and
. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient
e of this process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart
la, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and
.he arteries and veihs lose their flexibility and get clogged. Honey
arteries and veins.

iy, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey
imon powder. If taken regularly, even chronic arthritis can be cured. In
:he Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated
one tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon cinnamon powder before
the 200 people so treated, practically 73 were totally relieved of pain,
the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis

non po'., Jr and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water
Ms in i t': 'ladder.

Those suffering from common or
severe colds should take one table-
spoon lukewarm honey with 1/
4 spoon cinnamon powder daily
for three days. This process will
cure most chronic cough, cold, and
clear the sinuses.

Upset stomach:
Honey taken with cinnamon pow-
der cures stomach ache and also
clears stomach ulcers from the

According to the studies done in
India and Japan, it is revealed that
if honey is taken with cinnamon
powder the stomach is relieved of

Immune system:
Daily use of honey and
cinnamon powder strengthens the
immune system and protects the
body from bacteria and viral at-
tacks. Scientists have found that
honey has various vitamins
and iron in large amounts. Con-
stant use of honey strengthens the
white blood corpuscles to fight
bacteria and viral diseases.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and di-
gests the heaviest of meals.
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural Ingredient which kills the influenza germ
and saves the patient from flu.

Tea made with honey ard cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take
four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil.to make like
tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft, and arrests
old age. Lifespan also increases and even a 100-year-old starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on
the pimples before, sleeping and wash it next morning with warm Water. If done daily for two weeks,
it removes pimples from the root.

Skin infections:
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm
and all types of skin infections.

Weight loss:
Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping,
drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled inlone cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight
of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumu-
late in the body even though the person may eat h high calorie diet.

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have
been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon
of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.

Fatigue: ; I
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful than detrimental to the
strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more
alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken daily
in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder after brushing ard in the afternoon at about
3:00pm, when the vitality of the body starts to decrease,.increases the vitality of the body within
a week.

Bad breath:
People of South America gargle first thing in the morning with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon
powder mixed in hot water so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.


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Sunday Chronicle March 16, 2008


I am a third-person
looking into a prob
lem plaguing my best
friend. She and her
husband have been
married four years and they
have two beautiful little boys,
aged three years and three
weeks respectively.
Over the years, her hus-
band has been going on drink-
ing binges and coming home
with a nasty temper. He be-
littles her and tears her down.

Sometimes he'll disappear for
two or three days at a time and
refuses to discuss his actions
when he comes home.
I remain quietly in the back-
ground and offer a sympathetic
shoulder for her to cry on. I
give her advice as best I' can,

keeping in mind the only way
things will change is if she takes
matters into her own hands.
Recently, I've been put
into a situation where I fear
not only for my friend but
for her two little boys as
well. I was called to her
house the other night by her
parents because her husband
came home drunk, verbally
abusive, and shoved her. The
police were called in.

By the time I arrived, her
husband had driven off, drunk.
Talking to the family, I learned
he has driven drurik with the 3-
year-old, grabbed that child by
the collar, and tried to feed the
baby milk too hot for a new-
born. All.this is on top of the

normal disregard he sh

lows my

I don't want to call child
services. I want to find just
the right words to use to
make my friend take a stand.
She's afraid of being a single
mom, though she has an in-
credible support system of
family and friends. She is
trying to save her marriage.
First, she thought having kids
would change him, then
maybe a new house, and now
a second child.


Your friend chose this
man; then she created chil-
dren in a vain attempt to con-
trol him. She's betting her
kids' lives that somehow this
marriage will work out. It's
almost as if she's put her
children on the felt of a rou-.
lette table and asked: "How
many spins can I get for these
The optimistic scenario is
that her husband will get his be-
havior under control within a
decade. The likely scenario is
that he will never get treatment
for alcoholism. The main ques-
tion about the children is: Will
this be a quick tragedy like an
automobile accident, or a slow
tragedy like the production of


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two damaged adults?
For all you know, your
friend now sees those children
as'a barriervto working things
out with her husband. You can-
not truly know her mind. She
knows she walks a fine line with
her support system, and she
knows she must be careful
about what she says.
'_ So she says enough to get
pity and cooperation, but not
so much that others will act.
It, would be nice if those near
and: dear to her would act,
but it is being near and dear
which keeps them from act-
ing, While you hope to find

the right words to get her to
save the situation, often only
a third-party has the power
to do the saving.
Your friend gave birth to
a child in an attempt to fix a
drunkard; then she did it
again. Where did she get that
advice? What book was that
in? Unlike many women in
her situation, she has a sup-
port system. But she won't
use it. The only advice your
friend is willing to hear is:
"This is how you get to have
this man."

Her judgment is impaired,
and impaired people don't get
to make decisions. She brought
you harmful knowledge and
made you an accessory. If no
one else is willing to act, then
you must.
If it helps, believe some
part of her soul which is still
intact spoke to you, hoping
you would do what she will
not. That part of her looks to
you to save these children.





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Sunday Chronicle March 16. 2008







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PP: You are a poet and
,storyteller, and you combine
poetry and storytelling as
teaching strategies in the
classroom, targeting younger
children. How effective is
this method?

PJ: It is very effective be-
cause all of:life is one long story.
Just think about that... from the'
time we are born until we die.
And children as well as adults
do enjoy an interesting story.
We can teach children a lot that
they need to know through po-
etry and a good story.

PP: You're saying that
storytelling is something we can
easily relate to?

PJ: Yes. It's a familiar part
of our lives and we can relate to
it easily. People are engaged in
storytelling all the time. We
share stories all the time-with
friends and relatives at the end
of the day, after work and
school, persons will relate what
happened during the day. In
Guyana, we call it gaff. I am
from the country, and we would
sit in the afternoon on the
'koker', or the bridge, or under
the coconut tree in the moon-
light and we would talk for
hours about everything under
the sun... ah mean stars.
Gossip is part :of
storytelling too; the spicier the
gossip, the more attentive the
listener. Like the dog crying
during the night, or the sound of
the 'jumbie-bird' and people
wondering who will die? These
are some of the ways stories
start and develop; through
spontaneity and collectively;
like once upon a time, long, long
ago, there lived a man and his
donkey, and his cow, and his
sheep, and they lived in a very
tiny red house. Then one day
they decided to go for a row.
down the river. Then the man
sang the first song: 'Row, row,
row your boat, gently down.the
stream, merrily, merrily, merrily,
merrily, life is but a dream'. And
the cow attempted the song:
'Moo, moo, moo-moo-moo...'
And children like that; they can

relate to that; and the story can
go on and on.

PP:'I understand this pro-
cess now that you've revealed
its workings.
You have travelled from
land to land, telling stories. What
are some of the similarities and
differences, and some of the
challenges you have faced, and
are still dealing with in a foreign
land and in Guyana where you
were born?

PJ: Just the transfer of lan-
guage skills. In Canada, I tell
stories that pertain to the Ca-
nadian landscape and experience
the snowv, the subway, the big
buses, the huge airports and how
people move fast. I tell stories
about the coyote and.the cun-
ning fox. Here, I tell stories
about spider and 'Anancy'; the
'baccoo', and the 'jumbie', and
the 'ole higue'. When I come to
Guyana, I have to switch modes
because the landscape here is
.different the speedboat in
Mabaruma; big rivers, big trees,
children going to school in boats,
paddling their own canoes, how
they moor their boats on the
landing and wrap their books in
plastic to prevent them from
getting wet. Although the land-
scapes are different, many sto-
ries have universal themes. I tell
the children in Canada how chil-
dren in Mabaruma go to school,
and the children in Guyana how
children in Canada go to school-
in big buses that pick them up
from their homes and drop them
off at the school door. So you
have to use what is relevant to
the particular culture to tell sto-
ries; and you have to use the
language with which the chil-
dren are familiar. In Guyana, I
use the dialect a lot, mixed with
standard.English. In Canada, I
use a bit of our dialect too.

PP: 'How useful is
storytelling and poetry in the
teaching and learning process?

PJ: Well, first of all, this
strategy makes children relax:
They are happy, and learning is
fun. The chalk-and-talk method,

for small children, is abrasive
and boring. Children like stories
and will ask for more. The me-
dium of story helps them to
wonder; to fantasise; to extend
their imagination. And this won-
derment makes them curious. It
is getting them to like school,
and learning, so we may
progress to more difficult mat-
ters with ease, or ease into more
serious subjects. From listening
and enjoying we move now to
writing; getting them to write
stories, to make their: own

PP: So you are extending
them from listening to writing...-

PJ: Yes, from oral to writ-
ten and back to oral because
they would be encouraged to
read their version of a story in
their own words. And if they
are ambitious enough, with
some help, they can use that
same storyline to write a play
and then act it out. Play-writ-
ing can be done at an early age;
you need not wait until you.get
to the Theatre Guild. Can you
imagine what it does to children;
allowing them to create? It is not
"difficult it's the same
storyline in poetry, in story,
and in drama.

PP: Sheik Sadeek was one
of the few Guyanese writers to
have done that using the same
idea to produce a poem, a story,
and a play. But, let's go back to
the oral and the written in chil-

PJ: Well, first of all,
when you provide opportuni-
ties for children to write
freely, they take ownership of
their writing, which has voice.;i.
The writing can be published.
in the form of a booklet, or:
bound and made into.text to6.,
be shared with an audience, ':
You can also start a'newslet '
ter; let them see .themselves '
in print. There is so much we'
can do to bring out the best.
in our children; take that to

Please see page VII

Page VI

(EXTRACT from an interview with Peter Jailall, February 2008,
Georgetown, Guyana. Jailall is the author of three collections of
poems, The Healing Place, 1993, Yet Another Home, 1997, and
When September Comes, 2003. His MA thesis is titled The
Challenge of Language and Literacy in Guyanese Schools.)


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Sunday Chronicle March 16, 2008 Pa2e VII



From page VI

another level; see if the
local newspapers could pub-
lish a few efforts of these chil-
dren. And when. the children
see their writing appear in
print, they will become more
enthusiastic. Now let's go
back to the little booklet and
see the far-reaching effects of
this. The children take.this
booklet to the home, show-the
parents, the grandparents,
friends and other relatives.
So, eventually, you are in-
cluding all in the teaching
and upbringing of that child;
yon bring the community
into play.'

PP: Like that African prov-
erb: It takes a community to
raise a child!
We have talked about writ-
ing, but what about reading; get-
ting children t6 read.

PJ: First and foremost, we
can do the oral tell stories and
recite poems; get them comfort-
able with the oral and let the lan-
guage flow. The children's own
text can be used as a base for
teaching reading, but this must
be supplemented with the use
of appropriate children's litera-
ture. Within the community, it
is important that parents, guard-
ians and grownups read to chil-
dren; get them to listen to
words; words forming pictures
and music as in poetry. Teach-
ers should read more and more
to children; find poems and sto-
ries that tell about different
lands, peoples and cultures, po--
ems and stories about science
and other subjects. Learning

will then become pleasurable
and meaningful.

PP: You sound as if some-
thing is wrong with the present
education system?

PJ: There is room for im-
provement in the education
system. Look closely at the
word, 'primary'. Children need
to be taught using the right
methodology, which involves a
variety of strategies.

PP: We seem to have lost
that community spirit and I
contend it is because we have
stopped telling stories as an art
form. Comment?

PJ: Storytelling can be very
captivating; children are yearn-
ing to listen to a good story.
But we need tellers; we can't
have communities if we don't
have tellers. In my time, it was
sitting on the back steps and my
grandmother telling stories,
sometimes tricking us to tell our

own stories, asking us: "How.
many egg you eat?"...and so
many stories you will have to

PP: In closing, what can
storytelling do. to a child's

PJ: Storytelling will ex-
pand the child's mind and make
him a critical thinker; make her
think logically. Storytelling will
help children follow a pattern
when writing the beginning,
the middle, and the end.
Storytelling will also help in
character building and in the
education of the emotions.
Many of these stories have a
moral base. Also, there is a
need to preserve our oral tra-
dition and to maintain our
Guyanese culture.

PP: So, we need to recap-
ture our community spirit
through storytelling, which
will go a long way in build-
ing a better society.

Respohses to this author can be done by
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of pregnancyl

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Counsel cites lack of sentencing police

w i m--

HAT some

lawyers re
V guard as, an
t ency :in
sentencing policy was appar- -
ent in 1992 when the Guyana.
Court of Appeal reduced by
ainmost half a 28-year prison
term imposed on one Michael
Adams for raping.his 60-.
year-old mother-in-law T'he
assault on the sexagenarian
took place back in 1987.,
At the hearing of theappeal,
defence counsel, 'Peter Britton.
argued that the 28-year.sen-
tence, which was handed down
by Justice Lennox Perry in the
Criminal Assize Court, was un-
duly excessive and came about
because there was no sentenc-
ing policy in place at the time,
while others saw it as meet and

....I .By George Barclay

just and.a step in the right di-
The, team of judges that
ruled on the matter comprised
'of Justices of Appeal Messrs
Cecil Kenn'ard and Maurice
Churaman,'atid Ms Desiree
Bernard. They dismissed
Adams' appeal against convic-
tion, but held that the sentence
was excessive and reduced it by
13 years.-
Since then, some legal pun-
dits, inolding- Justices James
Boveil-Drakes and Jainarayan
SSingh, have beet clamiouring for
a sentencing policy in relation to
certain offences so as to ensure
that.-a standard punishment is
meted out to offenders involved
in similar matters.
Up to recently, with rare ex-
ceptions, some accused of rape

have been let off the hook with
a bond, while others werehgiven
, light sentences.
One may well recall a fe-.
male judge telling a convicted
rapist some three tqo four years
Sagd'that had she the.authority,
,she would have'ordered that he
be castrated. A retfitaf i'aor-
dered by the appellate courtafor"
That particular accused who was
freed at his re-trial after his
niece, whom he had allegedly.
raped,-refused tp testify against
him. '
In the, case of" ichael
Adams, who got off lightly
.. with a 15-year sentence- and
is presumably now a free
man, his lawyer, whom we
earlier established Was Pkter
Britton, had asked on appeal
for a complete acquqital based


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on, among other things, the
admission! of hearsay evi-'
dence and misdirection on
the part of'the trial judge.
But the appeal court, after
hearing arguments from Britton
and Ian Chiang, then -acting di-
rector of public prosecutions
who appeared for the State,
agreed. tha' although the trial
judge had erred, the error in it-
self was not fatal. As such, the
:appeal wAs dismissed. But this
did not mean that the Court was
in any way sympathetic to-
wards Adams, as was patently
clear by its utterances.
For, in handing down his de-
cision, Justice Kennard said to
Adams: "You have committed a

despicable act on your mother-
in-law. Society is getting very
sick. 'You did not respect the
woman." '
Adamis, who hailed from the
village.of Hagie on the West
Coast Demerara, committed the
act on October 22, 1987 and
was convicted and sentenced on
May 8, 1992.

the question of sentencing
should be left to the discretion
of the trial judges.
In handing down the deci-
sion, Justice Kennard referred to
the prosecution's case, stating

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Page VII


He' appealed on the
grounds that there was no
medical evidence to prove.
that the woman was sexually
assaulted and that the convic-
tion.and sentence were se-
vere. He further claimed that
the trial judge wrongly.ad-.
mitted into evidence state-
ments allegedly made by two
children, namely Veronica
and Diana, who were not
called as witnesses.
It was also submitted that
though the trial judge admitted
the evidence of the witness,
Victor West, he failed to render
to the jury any assistance what-
-soever as to the use to which
they may put such evidence, and
that such a 'non-direction' was
tantamount to a misdirection
which deprived the appellant of
a chance of acquittal,
Another line of argument
was that the trial judge failed to
assist the jury adequately, or at
all, with respect to the drawing
of inferences regarding the con-
dition and non-production of the
underwear and other clothing
worn by the virtual complain-
ant at the time the incident is al-
leged to have occurred.
In his submission,Adams'
lawyer (Britton) urged the
Appellate Court to suggest a
range of sentencing since
there was, and still is, no se-
rious sentencing policy in
the country. He further sub-
mitted that his client's sen-
tence was unduly severe-
given the inconsistency in
the method used to arrive at
such a decision.
In response, Chang con-
ceded that he too felt that the
sentence was excessive, but that


that on the day of the incident,
the woman had gone to Adam's
home to ask if her four grand-
children could spend the Diwali
holidays with her.
The woman testified that
she was in the living room when
Adams pushed her into the bed-
room where he proceeded to
have sex with her against her
While the facts of the
matter are a bit sketchy at
this point, the woman report-
edly claimed that Veronica,
one of her grand-daughters,
who presumably came upon
the sordid scene, said to her
father: "Papa, wha yuh do-
ing to Nani deh?" Adams, in
response, ordered the child to
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Sun ay Chorice arh 6, 20 8 Pa e I

Test # 2 Time: 01 hour

Paper 1
o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct,
o In your answer sheet, draw a heavy black line through the letter you have chosen to
be correct.
o If you are not sure of the answer, then choose the response you think best.

Read the following passage carefully
The villages in the savannah region are usually situated near to the stream, while the forest villages
are found away from the river. In the savannah, water for cooking and drinking is found only at certain
spots during the dry season, so that villages are near their water supply. In the hot wet forests, water
is a problem. The main reason for the position of the forest villages was the fear of sudden raids of
enemy tribes in the early days. The houses were not built to last a long time, for the people would
move to a new spot when the soil near their village lost its fertility. A permanent type of village is that
in which people plant their crops in clearings far from the settlement. When the soil is exhausted the
"garden" is moved.

1. The forest villages are found away from the river because_
(A) the crops are planted far from the settlement.
(B)' Water is easily available.
(C) Of sudden attacks by enemies.
(D) The soil becomes exhausted
2. The meaning of the word permanent is
(A) fixed
(B) strong
(C) simple
(D) protected
3. The word which means in the early days is
(A) sometimes
(B) always
(C) regularly
(D) formerly
4. When were the villages moved?
(A) After the source of water supply dried up.
(B) After the enemy attack them.
(C) When the soil around them became poor.
(D) When the houses began to collapse.
S5. The best title for the passage is_
(A) Villages
(B) Water
(C) Savannah and Forest Villages.
(D) Fear by sudden raids by the enemies.
Select the word which is wrongly spelt
6. (A) legion (B) pigeon (C) decision (D) region
7. (A) ambalance (B) vehicle (C) niece (D) friend
8. (A) decrease (B) tease (C) disease (D) release
9. -(A) condemn (B) parallel (C) necessary (D) occurred

Select the word which is opposite in meaning to the word underlined.
'lk Vacant.
(A> opened.: (B) crowded (C) empty (D) occupied
II. Defend
(A) guard (B) attack (C) shield (D) protect
12. whisper
(A) call (B) grumble (C) whistle (D) shout

In questions 12-14 match the uses of a book to the name of the parts.

Column 1
13. Gives the list of chapters, topics
and page number
14. Give words and meaning
15. Expresses thanks to persons
Who helped in the writing of t(ie book

Column 11
(A) Acknowledgement

(B) Table of contents

(C) Glossary

26. All of us __ told ____ to go
(A) where, where (B) where, were (C) were, were (D) were, where.
27. Yesterday, Jerry went __ school late.
(A) to, too (B) to, to (C) too, too (D) too, two
Select the line which is arranged in alphabetical order
28. (A) lettuce, bora, eschallot pumpkin
(B) crabs, pumpkin, bora, lettuce
(C) bora, crabs, eschallot, lettuce
(D)eschallot, crabs, lettuce, bora
29. (A) Barima, Bartica, Lethem, Parika
(B) Parika, Lethem, Barima, Bartica
(C) Lethem, Parika, Bartica, Barima
(D)Bartica, Barima, Parika Lethem

Select the word which replaces the sentence or phrase underlined.
30. A child who stays away from school without sufficient reason.
(A) trickster (B) coward (C) braggard (D) truant
31. Owing to the rain, the cricket had to be put off to a later day.
(A) continued (B) cancelled (C) postponed (D) forgotten

Choose the part of speech of the word underlined
32. Always cover your mouth when you yawn.
(A) verb (B) adverb (C) noun (D) pronoun
33. Do not spit about. It is a dity habit
(A) adjective (B) adverb (C) preposition (D) noun
34. Speak quietly. Quiet speech is a mark of refinement
(A) noun (B) verb (C) adverb Preposition

Select the sentence which is correctly written.
35. (A) Home they all gone?
(B) They all gone home?
(C) Have they all gone home?
(D) Gone they all have home?
36. (A) We should have gone home earlier.
(B) We should a gone home earlier.
(C)We should of gone home earlier.
(D)We should had to gone home earlier.
37. (A) Me and her going to the park.
(B) She and me going to the park.
(C) She and I are going to the park
(D) I and she going to the park.
38 (A) They seen them as them passed.
(B) They see them as them passing.
(C) They seeing them as them pass.
(D) They saw them as they passed.

Select the line which has a capital letter or punctuation mark wrongly placed.
39. (A)Linden is a town in Region Ten.
(B) Patrick's mother died two years ago.
(C) I pledge myself to honour always the flag of Guyana.
(D) Cheese and bread are always expensive.
40. (A) The girl asked me my name?
(B) On Fridays, Mark goes to the market
(C)Lettuce and parsley are very expensive.
(D) I go to the park on Sundays.





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Choose the word which is best to fill the blanks.
16. That pile of books a gift from the school.
(A) been (B) being (C) was (D) were
17. The children said that their parents to the cinema.
(A) is gone (B) gone (C) has gone (D) have gone
18. When we passed they making kites.
(A) are (B) was (C) were (D) been

19. Tomorrow, my class the zoo.
(A) is visit (B) will visit (C) to visit (D) visiting
20. Everyone standing up for Guyana.
(A) is (B) are (C) were (D) been
21. I am living __ away from school.
(A) far (B) farer (C) farest (D) farthest
22. Of the three of us, I received the number of mangoes.
(A) little (B) less (C) least (D) lesser
23. The motorist was involved in an accident because he drove
(A) proudly (B) slowly (C) noisily (D) carelessly
24. The people in the queue were waiting
(A) patiently (B) definitely (C) plenty (D) slowly
25. Everyone worked to repair the broken dam to prevent the land from being
(A) willingly (B) slowly (C) angrily (D) easily

Select the words which are used in the same order.

1. A 8
2. A B
3. A B
4. A 8
5. A B
. A
7. A B
I. A B-
I. A 9
10. A B
11. A B
12- A B
13. A B
14. A a


15 A B
16. A B
17. A B
18. A B
19. A B
20. A B
21. A B
22. A 8
23. A B
24. A B
2. A B
26. A B
27, A B
28. A B



2M. A
31. A
32. A
33. A
34. A
35. A
X, A
57. A

8. A
39. A
40. A

BC 1
SC b
BC 1

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Responses to Test# 1 Paper 11
1. (a) (i)7 (i
(b) (i) 60 blue cups (i
2. (a) O110m (
3. (a) (i) 20 % (i
(b) $450.00
4. (a) 320.cm3 (b) 8 cm3
5. (i) 7/15 (ii) 450cm
6. (a) 102.5 kg (b) 77.5 kg

ii) 5/8 (iii) 0.25
b) $12 250.00
i) 8 pupils

28. 8+41.12=
(A) 624 (B)514 (C) 49.12(D)41.20
29. 0.14 x 0.01 =
(A) 0.0014 .(B) 0.014 (C) 0.14

(c) 40 cuboids
(iii) 20 %
(c) 90 kg

What time is the clock showing?

TEST # 2 Time: 01 hour
o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct,
o In your answer sheet, draw a heavy black line through the letter you have chosen to
be correct.
o If you are not sure of the answer, then choose the response you think best.

Paper 1
1. What is the value of the '0' in the number 3084?
(A) 1000 (B) 100 (C)10 (D) 0
2. What numeral is the same as 5 hundreds + 9 tens + 3 ones?
(A) 593 (B)603 (C) 1413 (D) 5103
3. How many times can 12 be taken away from 48?
(A)l (B)3 (C) 4
4.2 1 1/3 =
(A) 1/12 (B) 11/12(C) 1 0/1 (D) 11/12
5. Which one of these is a mixed number?
(A) 24% (B) 0.75 (C) % (D)3 %
6. Which one of these is the greatest?
(A) 0.101(B) 0.009 (C) 0.012(D) 0.12
7. Start from 1 to 7
What is the measurement in cm?

Pit3 4 5 -

\ 7 I 4 I i 7 I

(D) 36

(A) 05:00hr

(B) 03:05hr

(C) 05:15hr

(D) 03:25hr

31.6.1 m=
(A) 6m 0.lcm (B) 6m 1 cm (C) 6m 10cm (D) 6m 100cm
32. Which of the following is a multiple of 6?
(A) 26 (B) 61 (C) 96 (D) 106
33. A car travels at 90km per hr. How many kilometers will it cover in 10 minutes?
(A)0.15 (B)1.5 (C)15 (D)150
34. What type of triangle is this?

(A) Isosceles (B) Right-angled

(C) Equilateral

(D) Scalene

This pictograph shows the refreshments children had at a birthday party n stands for 1
bottle of drink 6 stands for 3 cookies. Use this information to answer questions 35,36 and 37.

Patrick anna 66
William m 6666



(A) 5 (B)6 (C)6.5 (D)7
8. 4 and 8 are to 32 as 5 and 9 are to
(A) 35 (B) 40 (C) 42 (D) 45
9. Find 25% of 240
(A) 120 (B)60 (C) 30 (D) 15
10. How many centimeters are there in 2.5 metres?
(A) 0.025(B) 0.25 (C) 25 (D) 250
11. What should 48 mangoes cost when 4 cost $200.00?
(A) $2400. (B) $9600 (C) $4000. (D) $9000
12. A farmer bought a sow for $5000. He spent $2000 fattening it and then sold it for $9500. How
much did he gain?
(A) $1500 (B) $9500 (C) $2500 (D) $3000
13. The sum of the ages of my father, three brothers and myself is 86 years. What should it be 2
years from now?
(A) 88yrs (B) 96yrs(C) 91yrs(D) 95 yrs
14. The average weight of a class of 25 children is 15kg. What do they weigh altogether?
(A) 10 kg (B) 40kg (C) 375kg (D)625 kg
15. A woman spends V of her money on rent, /4 on food and 1/6 on clothes. What fraction of her
money is left?
(A) 11/12(B)4 (C) 1/6 (D) 1/12
16. Twelve of the 48 pupils in a class are 10 year old girls. All other pupils are 11-year-olds. If
there are 19 boys in the class, how many 1lyear-olds girls are there?
(A) 12 (B) 17 (C) 18 (D) 29
17. What is the sum of 2 896,9 and 102?
(A) 2 898(B) 2 908 (C)2 997 (D) 3 007
18. 6 hr 16min x 8 =
(A) 48hr 28min (B)49hr 8min (c) 49hr 28min
S (D)50hr8min
19. 1/8+ 1 / 5/6=
(A) 1/6 (B) 13/24(C) 1 9/24 (D) 111/24
20. Mark needs to make a lid for an open cylindrical tin. Which of the following shapes should the

lid have?
(A) circle (B) square (C) oval (D) rectangle
21. Gloria obtained 78 marks in a test. If she had obtained 10 more, her marks would have been
double that of a previous test. How many marks did she obtain in the previous test?
(A) 176 (B)126 (C)49 (D) 44
22. On a map, 3cm represent 60m. What length on the map represents 20m?
(A) 0.5cm (B) 1cm (C) 10cm (D) 100cm
23. The perimeter of a rectangle is 60cm. If the length of one side is 16cm, then the length of the
other side is cm.
(A) 44 (B) 26 (C) 22 (D) 14
24. The volume of a box is 384cm3. If its height is 6cm, and the length and breadth are the same,
what is the length in cm?
(A) 8 (B) 16 (C) 32 (D) 64
25. The average of three numbers is 12. One of them is 16. What is the sum of the other two?
(A) 4 (B) 10 (C) 14 (D) 20
(A)0 (B)2 (C)4 (D) 12
27. Which of these is the smallest?
(A) 0.1023 (B) 0.007 (C) 0.011 (D) 0.096

35. Who drank the most drink?
(A) Lynette (B) Patrick (C)William (D) ANN
36. How many more cookies did William eat than Joan?
(A)2 (B)3 (C) 4 (D) 9
37. If 63 cookies had been made for the party, how many were left over?
(A) 11 (B) 14 (C)21 (D) 28.
38. If 25 kilogram of flour is put into parcels each weighing 50 grams. How many parcels
will be obtained?
(A)5 000(B) 500 (C)250 (D) 50
39. A school girl takes 25 minutes towalk to school. If the school begins at 08:15 hrs, what time
must she leave home to be at school 5 minutes early?
(A) 07:50hr (B) 07:45hr. (C) 07:40hr (D) 07:30hr
40. 84 beans divided between two boys. One received 28 beans in what ratio was the bean di-
(A) 1:2 (B)l:3 (C)1:4 (D)3:4.

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4. A
5. A

7, A
a. A
11. A
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B 0 D 16A. B a D 0 A B C D
B C 17.A OD S 1. A S C D

B C D 30 A C,

B C D 22. A DB 0 A B C D
8 C 0 2S A B C 0 L. A B C 0

8 C D SL A B C D 40. A 8 0 D
B 0 D 3l7. A B C D
B C D 2L. A B C D

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By Lisa Allen-Agostini

Guyana is beautiful,
rich, and full of potential.
The people are hospi-
table and friendly and the
landscape gorgeous.
And there are people in-
terested in developing
Guyana at the same time as
they are preserving the envi-
I back in the saddle, or
rather the airplane seat, travel-
ling the Caribbean for work

again. This time I reach Guyana
for the first time.
Since I small I hearing about
Guyana and how things hard
there, it worse than a Soviet
gulag, how Burnham spoil up
the place and all kind of thing.
But the Guyana I see wasn't a
place that nobody spoil. It beau-
tiful, it rich, and it full of po-
When I say rich, I don't
mean in dollars, eh. The jokes
about how the place ent have
toilet paper might not be so

funny when you in a Berbice
selling ia dock) and sitting
down \ wishing ,ou could wipe.
I stay in a fise-star hotel there
and we wanted strawbemes and
had was to senle for cainetl isiar
apple if you from Gu anai If
)ou slay in Georgetown. you
go see hustlers and a set of old
house, the %wood looking trail
and the paint flaking off. so
the\ looking e'er minute of
their hundred \ears
But lea\e the cit\. Out in
the Intenor fou could see that
the crack-up paint and potholes
in the road is not the real
I is a romantic. I could
look inside a hurricane and
see a beautiful thing, even
when the world swirling and
going up in circles around my
head. So maybe I looking at
Guyana and how she have
gold, diamonds, timber, fish-
eries, agriculture and baux-
ite, and figure that just be-
cause she have so much natu-
ral resources she in a special
position. I look at the
Guyanese people, all so hos-
pitable and friendly to me,
and the landscape so gor-
geous, and think, "Why this
place ent have more tourist?
People should be lining up to

come here."
n. Aybo.\ you ask in
Guyana go tell you the same
thing. rich in resources. poor in
management Gu.ana gotern-
ments somehow can't seem to
figure out how to take all that
she hase and make it work for
Graft and corruption also
playing a part. no doubt, like
in so man\ Caribbean coun-
tries. Like me can't see to
look up from we own wallet
and see the bigger picture.
how we greediness and self-
ishness hurling the people
around we. eien though we
pocket getting fat.
Ard, like everywhere you
go in the Caribbean, it have de-
velopment that don't take into
account the needs of the people
who there, or the conservation
of the environment and the natu-
ral resources.
Thank God it have people
who interested in developing
Guyana at the same time as
they preserving the environ-

I \was in Guyana to shoot a
\ deo about AnneneArloon. the
secretarN of the Gu.ana Ma-
rine Turle Conser anon Societ
IGMTCSi Annertne in the An-
thon\ N Sabga Caribbean
w ards for E\cellence 200l for
Public and Civic Coninbuttons
The awards.is a project of the
ANS McAL Foundation. a
charitable organisation chaired
b\ Dr Anthon Sabga I wsork-
ing for the award, secreiarna a';
the counimucation, manager
\Ve does sho a s video on
the sinners during the awards
ceremony so that is what I was
in Guyana to do school a jlideo
about Annette Arjoon and the
other Guyanese winner, Prof
David Dabydeen.
Me and the video crew
spend three-and-a-half days
with Annette, going in the Inte-
rior in a part of the country
name Region One, up by the
Venezuelan border. We went
with Annette to a town name
Mabaruma, then up the Waini

Ri c I., thl ti lanii .. .-i The
GM NIc S \, vrking I,. 1.ni and
proiicr tunlcs on Shill Beach
Aiiiette also helping the
Amenindil n people in ihe area
to nil.... And market iheni nali\e
pro1 d m.I. under the brand Iiiii'e.
Noni \'est Organic It ha\e
cocou:J icks creole chocolate -
Irom NI.baruma. crabswood .il
and -.:p trom \\aint Riuer. and
LI_-".' i bread and cassareep
from other Illagee in the saie
She not there to exploit
them. take their products and
sanihl in a puff of smoke
like some other organisation
might of done. She helping
all these communities de-
velop their own production
centres, standardise the prod-
ucts, increase efficiencies of
production and even distribu-
tion. For example, she help

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Tender documents may be uplifted from the office of Captain Jerry Lesprancc, Staff Officer Two
General Four (Finance), Camp Ayanganna during normal working hours from Monday 2008-
.03-10.to Monday 2008-03-31. Bidders will be required to purchase tender documents at a non-
refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from both the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Department and Manager. National Insurance Schemes; and
Bid Security equivalent to 2% of the cost of the items tendered for.

Tenders for each category must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope, which does not in
any way identify the Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner:

TENDER FOR GOODSAND SERVICES- GDF(insert relevant category)

Tenders must be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the Ministry of Finance, not later than
Tuesday 1" April, 2008 at 0900 h. Tenders will be opened immediately after on the same day.
and Tenderers or their representatives are invited to attend.

The Guyana Water Inc. invites Tenders for the
following projects:

1. Procurement of Materials and Works for Upgrade of Service Connections and
) .sta!ltijn of Water Meters and Meter Boxes:

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Tel: 592 225 5516, Fax: 592 226 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.

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go downstairs. The other
grand-daughter, Diana, the
woman testified, arrived
shortly thereafter and told
her father the police were
She said that upon hear-
ing this, he rolled off of her,
put on his undergarment,
then went into hiding in the
attic of the house.
A next door neighbour also
testified that he heard the
woman shouting: "Michael, you
deh wid me daughter and now
you want to deh wid me to."
The man said that it was he who
reported the matter to the po-
lice, who arrived in the nick of
time to find the accused hiding
in the attic.
Adam's defence, Justice
Kennard said, was that the
woman's story was fabricated;
that the two of them had had an
argument over her wanting the

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6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the
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Tuesday, March 25, 2007. All bids will be opened in the presence of those
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children to spend the holidays
with her.
He said, however, that the
trial judge ought to have given
special instructions regarding
what the woman had quoted the
children as saying in her testi-
mony, and that he should have
warned the jury to approach the
woman's evidence with caution
as she may have wanted to em-
bellish her story. The court
found that a voir dire (a trial
within a trial) was not neces-
sary and that the entire question
was about the credibility of the
woman. To his credit, the trial
judge had told the jury that had
they any doubts as to the
woman's credibility, they
should acquit the accused.
Deeming the sentence
"manifestly excessive," Justice

Kennard took into account the
fact that Adams was a first of-
fender and that no weapon was
used in the alleged assault. Jus-
tice Churaman also said he
Agreed with the lesser sentence
pointing out that the criticisms
leveled at the trial judge's sum-
ming up were not fatal to the
conviction. The jury, he said,
"no doubt came to the realistic
conclusion that the appellant's
defence of fabrication was a tis-
sue of lies."
In summing up the evi-
dence to the jury, the trial
judge had, among other things,
told the jury: "The accused is
saying that she made up this
story because she wants to get
the children away from him
(the accused) since he did not
agree for them to go to her

Still addressing the jury,
Justice Perry said in closing:
"It is all a question of fact for
you to decide. Do you think
that she would make up this
terrible story and come here
and tell you just because of
that? It is a matter for you,
members of the jury. She gave
you a somewhat detailed story.
Did she make it up? The ac-
cused says that she fabricated
it. If you believe that she did
so, then you will have to free
the accused. If you are in
doubt as to whether she made
it up or not, then you will have
no alternative but to free the
accused. Any doubts you have
in your mind with regard to
this matter must be given to
the accused."

Guyana the beautiful

From page XI
this area in the Waini River name 'Three Brothers' to develop a natural resources develop-
ment and conservation plan. Apparently, the plan so sick that government looking at it as a
model for other areas.
Annette is a Guyanese sheself. She have that muddy brown water of the Demerara in she veins,
and she have a hopefulness as buoyant as a Amerindian cork canoe. She love the place and I for one
can't wait to see what she going to accomplish in the future.
Is people like she who this Anthony Sabga Awards looking for. Annette sharing she award
with a lady from Jamaica, Claudette Richardson Pious, who running a NGO name 'Children
First'. They taking children off the streets and giving HIV/AIDS education to young people all
over the island.
In Barbados, they give the award for Science and Technology to James Husbands, who doing solar
water heaters for the past 33 years. Dabydeen, the other Guyanese winner, write must be 20-some-
thing books, plus he help a set of other writers get their work publish too.
Is quality people win the awards, and they doing important work. The Anthony Sabga Awards is a
way to encourage and push them to even higher heights.
If every country had 20 Annette Arjoons, you could imagine what this Caribbean would of
be like? (Reprinted from the Trinidad Guardian.)

Request for Proposals to Enhance the National Response to
Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) for the Global Fund in Guyana
invites stakeholders to submit proposals for possible inclusion into Guyana's
application for Round 8 Application funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

Proposals are requested with respect to:
1. Tuberculosis: Management, Prevention and Control in Guyana
2. Malaria: Management, Prevention and Control in Region

Details on the scope and format of the proposals can be obtained from the CCM
Secretariat at 225-8403 or by email at guyanagfccm@gmail.com. The submission
of proposals and their inclusion into Guyana's Round 8 proposal is not a guarantee
of funding. The decision to fund national proposals is made solely by the Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

Submissions should be directed to:
The CCM Secretariat
56 Main and New Market Streets

The deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on April 30, 2008. Proposals received
after this time will not be considered.

TEL: 225-4475/226-3243-9

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Charles and Camilla

meet reggae royalty

By BBC's Nick Davis

Prince Charles.and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Jamaica
last week on the final leg of their Royal tour of the Carib-
While there they visited the home of the late reggae superstar
Bob Marley, which has been turned into a museum, and the prince
also went on to Rosetown, a ghetto in the capital, Kingston, where
he is supporting a scheme to redevelop the area.
The royal couple arrived in Jamaica on Tuesday aboard the
Leander, the luxury motor yacht they have been using to sail around
the Caribbean.
It was the last destination on a trip which has also taken them
to Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia and Montserrat. They had a few'
days off from their hectic schedule on the sea voyage across to
The largest island in the English-speaking Caribbean has been
host to Prince Charles a number of times his most recent visit
was in 2000.

On Wednesday the Royal couple met Jamaica's own royalty
as they went to the former home of Bob Marley now a museum
honouring his life and work. The music legend's wife, Rita, wel-
comed them to the house that also doubled as a recording studio.
Marley had bought the colonial era building from Chris
Blackwell, who also owned the record label he was signed to, Is-
land Records. At the time a Rasta buying a house like that in up-
town Kingston had caused an uproar.
Set back from a busy street in the heart of the city you would

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never spot the house from the road. However, its outside walls
give away its significance. One side is draped with black tarpaulin
with flags from different African nations emblazoned on it.
On the other side there are murals of Bob Marley and flags of
red, gold and green the colours that symbolise the Rastafarian faith.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of'Cornwall were welcomed
by children from a nearby school singing songs Bob Marley made
As they toured the building they saW candid photos from his

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PRINCE Charles and the Duchess try their royal hands at

career and personal items like the singer's guitar, his bike and even
an old hat.
The mixing desk that was used in his recording studio at 56
Hope Road is also on display. He created some of his classic al-
bums there including 'Uprising', 'Confrontation' and 'Survival'.
The singer put Jamaican music on the map, while he became an
international star with a faithful following across the globe in-
cluding the Duchess who once saw Marley in concert.
The royal couple, both big Marley fans, were then given the
chance to try their hand at Nyabinghi drumming. Alongside a group
of Rastafarian elders they tried to stay with the beat. The heat of
the day and the exertion caused the duchess to comment that it
was 'hot work'.

The prince also visited a project he started in a slum in a West
Kingston area called Rosetown a community caught in the middle
of political violence and which over the years has fallen into disre-
The prince's aides say he "was struck by the plight of local

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The meltdown in the US
mortgage market has led to
record foreclosures and
forced thousands from their
homes. In few places is it
worse than southern Califor-
nia, where the BBC's Rajesh
Mirchandani reports on an
extreme consequence of the
downturn, but one that some
observers fear could grow.
Forty miles east of Los An-
geles, on a patch of waste
ground, is the place they call
Tent City.
Sandwiched between the lo-
cal airport and the railway line,
this really is the wrong side of
the tracks.
We are on the outskirts of
Ontario, a functionally pleasant
commuter-city in southern Cali-
Last summer, local officials.

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established this camp as a tem-
porary base for the city's home-
less population, then around
two dozen.
But word spread and now
some 300 people live here. It
has an air of scruffy perma-
nence, and indeed, city officials
say there are no current plans
to close it down.,

Most residents live in tents,
some in mobile homes in vari-
ous states of disrepair, their
possessions crammed in with
them or spread out on the
Amenities are basic no
mains electricity, no plumbing,
no drainage. Portable showers
offer a chance tq wash, but there
is nowhere to prepare food,
apart from makeshift tables in

the open air.
Dogs and children scratch
around in the dusty earth.
What is striking is the range
of people here: Whites, African-
Americans, Hispanics, the old
and young including some with
babies. And they tell a variety
of stories too.
Benson Vivier, a Vietnam
veteran, said a leg operation al-
lowed him to walk after years
of being in a wheelchair. But as
a consequence, his disability
benefits were cut, and he could
not afford his rent
Others told tales of family
disputes or houses burning
down. Some were addicts, some
fresh out of prison.

But one man, who did not
give his name, said he and his

family were living in Tent
City because they were vic-
tims of America's foreclosure
crisis'~t' caiie down to "feed-
ing niy family or keeping the
house," he said, "so I got rid
of the house."
The property he lost is
nearby in Ontario, which, in
places, offers a middle-class
suburban dream green
lawns, wide pavements, ga-
rages big enough for two
Yet it is in an area known
as the Inland Empire, where the
rate of foreclosure is the third
highest in the entire US.
No longer able to afford his
mortgage payments, this man
saw his lender repossess the
property, and now someone else
"It's hard for me to see it,

SAVOURING the warm Caribbean sunshine.
people on his last trip" and is using one of his charities, the Foun-
dation for the Built Environment, to help rebuild the area.
However, in seven years progress has been slow. Wresting con-
trol from the so-called 'Community Leaders' a euphemism for
the criminals who dominate some parts of the downtown areas -
has been a struggle but things are beginning to change in Rosetown.
It's back in the hands of people who now want a change from
the infighting that has plagued the area and its reputation.
There are plans for traditional-style West Indian houses to be
built here with space for people to have gardens. It would be a
complete change from what is there now.
The Royal couple was billed to travel to Montego Bay and
see more of the island before leaving for the UK on Friday.

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'TENT CITY' home to close to 300 California residents
'TENT CITY', home to close to 300 California residents.

when someone else owns it and
I am homeless with nothing," he
There are thousands like
him across California -
people whose inability to fi-
nance their mortgages has
cost them their homes; many
thousands more across the
But in Tent City, at least, he
is in a minority few are here
as a direct result of the housing
However,'Mike Dunlap,
who runs a volunteer group

providing supplies to Tent
City's dwellers, thinks that
could change.
"People lose their homes
through foreclosure," he says.
"They go and live in the hotels,
and the homeless people who
were in the hotels end up back
on the streets."
He fears that, as more
people lose their homes in
what appears to be a deepen-
ing housing market collapse,
more former homeowners
could end up in places like
Tent City.

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In pio of iher itlsf ble loss

By Shirley Thomas

AFTER spending the last few weeks in
deep sober reflection, and praying and
meditating on events in her immedi
ate past, Gomattie Thomas is con
vinced that she has a lot to thank God
Widowed at just 45, Gomattie
knows only too well what it means to have 'lived and loved'
and to have 'nurtured and lost'.
The matriarch of a six-member household, the pain of
seeing that clan dramatically cut down to half its size at one
go was almost unbearable. But through it all, she has never
blasphemed, nor allowed her faith to waver.
This was demonstrated following the ghastly events of
the morning of January 26 when marauding gunmen stormed
her home and snuffed the life out of her husband Clarence;
only daughter Vanessa, 12; and 11-year old son, Ron. Her
two other children Howard 19, and Roberto, five, did not

go unscathed, and came within inches of death themselves.
Incredibly, not one strand of hair on Gomattie's head was
ruffled throughout the horrendous ordeal. But even more
amazing is the fact that young Roberto, who took three bul-
lets from a high-powered weapon, two in the lower abdomen
and one in the right leg, was able to survive his injuries and
the multiple surgeries it took to make him as close to whole
again as possible.
And, believe it Fo not, within two weeks he was well on
the road to recovery and eating up all the ice-cream and can-
dies he could lay his little hands on.
Speaking with the Sunday Chronicle recently from her
humble home at Lusignan, just a few miles outside the city
on the East Coast Demerara, Gomattie recalled that after
Roberto was shot, he called out to her. "Mommy, mommy!"
she heard him scream but dared not respond lest the gunmen
should find out where she was hiding. Luckily for her, the
house was in darkness.
"Well! If that's not a miracle....!" she said. There was no
need to finish the sentence. The look on her face, and her
body language in general said
it all "I am convinced that
God %ants my son to i\e for
S ome special purpose." she
:Ir. said. a faraway look clouding
?: her vision.
It is \\ ih this thought

foremost in mind and a cognizance of the need to constantly
strengthen one's prayer life that she spent last Saturday and
Monday, 'International Women's Day' and 'International Day
of Prayer' respectively, two significant days in the lives of
troubled women the world over, in intense prayer and medi-
And, coming out of that retreat, she is now in an even
better frame of mind and is able to assure her sister
Guyanese womenfolk and women beyond our borders that
no matter the circumstances, they should never, ever, make
the mistake of "flying in God's face" but rather see good in
whatever befalls them and give Him thanks.. .always.
As for the horrific events of January 26 which claimed
11 lives in the village, she said that that incident has marked
a defining moment in her life, as tt was but the first step of
a journey towards a deeper and more profound understand-
ing and appreciation of the promise of God's Word, as against
being motivated by one's own feelings or emotions.
As a Christian, she says she's learnt to see the promise
of God's word as 'our authority'. The Christian lives by
faith, she says, in the trust-worthiness of God Himself, and
the promises of His Word. One such promise is that: "He
will neither leave us, nor forsake us, but He will be with us
always even unto the ends of the earth." And that is what
she is proving daily.
Having her two sons back home with her after being in
hospital, where they both spent just over a month, is the
greatest joy she has experienced since the sordid event, she
Her bubbly 'miracle baby', Roberto, who spent the bet-
ter part of a month in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the
Georgetown Hospital, where he was initially on life sup-
port systems, was discharged a little over a week ago. On
leaving the ICU, he was transferred to the Paediatric Ward
where he had practically become the centre of attraction. The
rather vivacious busy-body five-year-old is a virtual 'live-
wire'. Happily reunited with his mother, he is now a great
source of inspiration in her life, and is doing much to keep
her lively, Gomattie said.
Her eldest, is elder brotherRoberHoward, who sustained
two gunshot wounds to the right arm, was also recently dis-
charged from the same institution as his baby brother. He'd
spent almost a month in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
Having already had multiple surgeries to correct
shattered bones in the arm, the teen is expected to ha\e
further surgical intervention sometime soon, but for
now is doing just fine. With the support of a mother
who knows the power of prayer Howard and Roberto
will soon be leading normal lies once more.

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OVINE foot rot was first re-
ported in 1869. It is an infec-
tious, contagious disease of
sheep that causes severe lame-
ness and economic loss from
decreased flock production.
Contagious foot rot is caused
by the synergistic action of
two anaerobic bacteria.
The bacterium Fusobacte-
rium necroborum, which is com-
monly present in soil and ma-
nure, colonizes the soft tissues
between the toes of the sheep.
This is followed by penetration
of the skin by a second bacte-
rium, Bacterioidio nodusus.
Both bacteria have to be present
to cause foot rot, along with im-
proper environmental condi-

tions. There are around 20
strains of B. nodusus, with vari-
ous infective capacity and se-
verity of infection. When con-
trolling foot rot, it is the B.
nodusus organism that most at-
tention is focused towards. En-
vironmental conditions condu-
cive to outbreaks of foot rot are
warmth, moisture, and an
anaerobic (no oxygen) state.
Foot rot is also introduced
to the flock by another sheep
infected with the disease. The
B. nodusus organism will live in
the soil for 14 days and this fa-
cilitates the sheep-to-sheep in-
fection. Lameness is usually the
major sign of an infected animal,
even though the animal might

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Not all lame sheep have foot
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without any symptoms. This is
an important consideration
when trying to prevent foot rot.
Other conditions related to
foot rot are foot abscesses, and
foot scald. Abscesses can be
caused by punctures by sharp
objects and are not always re-
lated to foot rot. Foot scald is
often a precursor to foot rot.
The least expensive method
of controlling foot rot is by pre-
vention. Ever so often, carrier
animals are introduced into a
flock after purchase without be-
ing quarantined. After purchas-
ing an animal, it is always rec-
ommended that it is tested and
checked for illness and infection
before it is introduced into the
Today, there are various
techniques available for the
treatment of foot rot, and these
range from foot baths, foot trim-
ming, oral therapy, and foot rot
vaccine. The use of portable
equipment has also been proven
to be of great help in the fight
against this infection.
Since the organism that
causes foot rot is anaerobic, the
introduction of oxygen to its en-
vironment will help eradicate it.
Thus, it is important to keep
the animal's hooves trimmed.
The elimination of overgrown
hoof tissues will result in less
mud and manure accumulation
which aids in the environmen-
tal condition conducive to foot
rot development.
When treating foot rot,
the following steps should be
Isolate the infected animal
from the flock;
Trim hooves on all the
Be careful not to spread
foot rot to non infected animals
by using contaminated hoof
trimmer, pocket knives or any
other equipment.
After trimming, use a foot
bath made up of copper sul-
phate solution (10% w/v). This
can greatly eradicate the disease.
For the best results, the animal
should be made to stand in the
foot bath for at least five min-
utes, two to three times a week.
Also, when trimming the hooves
of a severely affected animal, al-
low for the penetration of the
copper sulphate solution. The
use of copper sulphate can be
toxic to the animal if consumed.
There are several solutions that
can be used immediately after
paring. These are oxytetracy-
cline in alcohol, and copper sul-
phate in pine tar.
Vaccination of animals with
a history of foot rot can aid in
the prevention of animals from
being stricken with this malady
and the- treatment of current
cases. However, just because a
sheep has been vaccinated for
foot rot doesn't mean it is im-
mune to infection. The vaccine
doesn't cover all the strains of
the disease.
Antibiotics can also be
used to help treat cases of foot
rot. Please consult your vet-
erinarian before using anti-
biotics. Antibiotics should not
be used on animals that are
intended for slaughter before
an adequate withdrawal time..

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Story Time

I don't like being alone. When I am alone, my
thoughts bother me and I usually have to put up
a fight to justify some of the naughty things I do.
People call me eccentric when I cower in a corner
doing battle with my mind. I am labelled a
difficult child because I find fault with everything
the food I take to school; the big bus I travel in to
school, and the fancy clothes I wear. Most of
these issues I battle over, I battle with my nanny.
My parents are well-to-do and are seldom home; a
home that has everything a person may need to m
live a contented life. But as you can guess by now, I am never satisfied.
All of that changed when I went on a holiday to Guyana, South America, the
birthplace of my parents. Both my parents came from the interior of this large
landmass. Most of it, I was told, is covered in vegetation. It is also called 'Green Land
of Guyana', and The Land of Many Waters'. It was among these many waterways that
my outlook on life was changed. I saw children as small as four and five paddling their
own canoes, or the precarious dugouts they sometimes use, to school. (I shun the
bus with its conductors and chaperons back home.) How they would paddle for miles
and miles to get to school. How they would wrap in plastic something that resembles
an exercise book, a battered cluster of pages. (I have a panelled book bag and
someone to fetch it. Some of them were clad in uniform but all proud to learn. Some
took pride in that one exercise book, a canoe the only means of transportation, and
even pride in the paddle, many of which were painted in the colours of the flagof the
country. Now, the school was a shock to me! The roof was made of leaves and
branches. The sides were opened to the elements, and the floor was earthen. Then
after school, most of the children had housework to do like fetching water, catching
fish, and farming.
All of this drove me to find a corner and do battle with my mind. I was filled with
remorse when I think of back home in North America. I live an easy life without care
or worry yet I complain. When I returned home, I saw everything differently and acted
differently. My people parents, teachers and nanny were amazed at my
transformation. Thanks Guyana.

Brain Teasersr~

Riding Ribbons
Ana, Charlie, Dennis, Francesca, Lonnie,
and Robby each competed in two events in
the horse show. They each won one ribbon
in each of the events.

Ana is the only rider who won two
ribbons of the same color. Her total points
were one more than Robby's, but one less
than Francesca's.
Lonnie won two different-color ribbons,
but ended up with no points.
Charlie and Francesca each won a blue
ribbon, and neither of them finished last.
Dennis and Ana are the only two who
earned the same total number of points.
In the second event, Lonnie placed just
behind Charlie.

What color ribbons did each rider win?

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Where do fish keep their money?
Answer in a riverbank.

What do you get when you cross an automobile with a household animal?
Answer A carpet.

Marys father has 4 children; three are named Nana, Nene, and Nini.
So what is the 4th childs name? -
Answer If you said "Nono" then you are wrong'. If Marys father has 4 children;
three are named Nana, Nene, and Nini. Then the last child's name is Mary.

What did the leg bone say to the foot?
Answer Stick with me and you will go places.

How To Make A

Tubular Kite
The type of kite shown here has been tested
and found effective. The first thing to make is
a rectangular frame 36"x6". It is made of
quarter-inch spruce or any tough wood. The
pieces are fastened together with small brads
taken from a cigar box. In the center of this
rectangle place another stick forty inches
long. Now you want a light hoop for each
The cross-pieces, slightly bowed, are next
tacked on. The joints may be reinforced by
wrapping with waxed thread. The covering
may be either cloth or paper. Make a tube of
Japanese silk by sewing the edges of a piece
one yard long and a trifle over a half yard
wide together. Slip it over the rings before
you put the cross-pieces on. It should fit
tightly. The ends a few inches back are not
sewed until the thirty-six-inch cross-pieces
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place, then the tube may be finished to the
ends and fastened to the hoops by stitching A X S trt S g.
through holes punched in the hoops or bored with a gimlet. The side wings are too simple to need any
explanation. The bridle cord is attached to the central stick. The string used for it may be passed
through the cloth by using a needle.
The purpose of a bridle cord is to give the kite a tilt. The fore end must be the highest always. An angle
of 45 degrees is right for this kite. The long center stick is also used as a bearing for the propeller in the
rear. The propeller is made of a light pine block four inches in diameter and a half inch. Slant cuts to
the depth of an inch are made with a saw as shown in Fig. 3. Into these cuts blades made of basket
wood or cardboard are glued. Bore a gimlet hole in the wooden disk and for a shaft use a nail that fits
loosely and is tightly imbedded in the long stick. The kite is now ready fora trial.



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4th place White 1
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6th place Green 0

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THE order of birth in a
family forms psychological
basis of later development,
personal adjustments,
vocational choices, and
social emotional coping.
Understanding the
conditions and dynamics of
early childhood
experiences within the
family significantly helps
an individual to identify
problems of later life.
"...we are not conscious of
how we are living the roles
learned from our place in
the family."


birth order development. Most
us bar, people, as teenagers or young
adults, have already recognized
some of the behavioral relation-
f ships of birth order: "My sis-
of ter always gets everything."
"They always give him every-
thing." These are not atypical
Tennyson statements made of, and by, sib-
lings. These real or perceived
behaviours will strongly shape
"FINITION the individual's self-esteem and
hence his relationships.

Birtn order is me relation-
ship of power and dominance,
sharing and caring with this pri-
mary social unit, the family. It
is parents and siblings relating
in terms of wishes, attitudes
and needs. These considerations
take into account the significant
role of heredity potential and
early socio/psychological envi-
ronment; if you are large or
small; dark or fair, intelligent or
dull: The parents' own experi-
ences, growth and maturity with
themselves and with their chil-
dren will evolve with time.
This interaction will play a sig-
nificant role in channeling the


The first born is the only
child for a little while and dur-
ing that time, he will develop
traits as an only child. During
this period, he enjoys the
warmth and attention of the
parents, grandparents and even
the extended family. The
mother plays a more dominant
role than the father who often
becomes the disciplinarian. As
a result he may appear to be
harsh to the older and benevo-
lent to the younger siblings.
The shock and separation of

the second birth would be last-
ing; the separation of mother
during this new birth, at home
or in the hospital. The shift of
attention from him will create
jealously and he must draw at-
tention to himself. Regression
into temper tantrums, defecat-
ing or urinating on his clothes.
Attacking the baby is not un-
usual. The first born is often
conservative, reflecting the val-
ues and attitudes of the par-
ents. He will be obedient and
full of self-control. As male or
female, the first born carries the
pattern of the older generation.
They need approval, are sus-
ceptible to social pressure, and
will change opinion to agree
with others. They will tend to
conform, especially when con-
fronted with authority, prefer
to avoid conflicts, and seek
others for support. They are
more competitive and high
achievement-oriented. Anthro-
pologist women are more nur-
turing than men, but may de-
velop the dominant-role of
"The Queen Bee Syndrome".
She may even become the first
born where the first born male


The second born must cope

with a powerful first born
and so it at a competitive
disadvantage. He quickly
learns ways of adapting.
As a result he takes advan-
tage, as a baby, of parental
protection. His lechruques
of meeting his needs are
less direct and more subtle.
With an older sister he be-
comes more self reliant and
develops high self-esteem.
In adult \sears he may be-
come dependent on the
older sister. Where he is
allowed to become asser-
tive, he may have marital prob-
lems, especially if the wife is a
first born. He ma. become
domineering With women. A
younger sister, especially of an
older sister, is well babied by
two mothers, adjust more com-
fortably, has good personal re-
lationships, marries and has chil-
dren earlier. Younger sons in
their assertiveness are more
likely to develop physical skills,
engage in more body-contact
sports, and are very fond of
people their own age. Unlike
the first born, they are less
likely to confirm to authority,
but do well with peer groups.
The middle born of three
children is in a rather difficult
position. While the second of
two is not openly competitive,
the second of three is squeezed
in a position that stimulates
maximum competition. This of-
ten leads to success in business
and in life. They often com-
plain about the attention to the
oldest and the youngest and so
little for them; thus the hard-
ships of growing up and vulner-
able to maladjustments. They
are more likely to have prob-
lems with teachers and with
other boys and girls. The
middle born are more excitable,
demanding and attention-seek-
ing and less dependable than the
older or younger children. One

of three girls has a more diffi-
cult time and is serious, anxious
and more self reproachful.
Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and
Clyde was the middle of three
girls. If she is the only girl be-
tween two boys, she is more re-
laxed, emotionally mature and
gentler than the younger ones.
If the parents wanted a boy
instead, she will never outlive
that stigma. With a fourth child
the middle child shifts to a more
advantageous position because
he inherits some of the
advantages of the first born.
Middle born male of two or
three females is more likely to
be more adaptive and is very
constructive with females.


The youngest child is the
baby and continues to be so
for a lifetime in the view of
the family. The position may
be accompanied by special
privileges from doting par-
ents. However, he may go
relatively unnoticed in a
large burdened family; from
a family pet to a family ridi-
cule, from being spoiled to
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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 position with assigned duty
station in Guyana:

(i) Senior Project Officer, Regional Statistics

Full details of this position may be obtained by accessing the
following web sites- www.caricom.org, www.caribank.org;
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 professional 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(acaricom.org.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from
24 March 2008.

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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 Prcject 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.org;
www.oecs.org and www.caribbeaniobsonline.com.

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, work
experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional
skills andlor expertise, language proficiency, list of professional
pitulications, three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar
with'the applicant's wkMl), and other 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(Dcaricom.org.

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

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Responses to Test #1 Paper 11
1. (A) Portuguese (B) Portuguese (C) Roti & Curry, Shalwar,
Dhoti,khatak (D) Chowmein, Fried Rice (E) Amerindians
2. (a) Bicycles, Motorcycles, Vans, Buses, Cars Lorries Trucks, Tractors
Animal drawn Vehicles.
(b) Go
(c) Drive carefully
o Observe all road signs, signals and traffic lights
o Walk on the right hand side of the road to face oncoming traffic
o Wear white or light colours at night
o Use footpaths, avenues andpavement when these are present.
o Use the pedestrian crossing and observe the curb drill
3. (a) Caribbean Community (b) Any two of the 15 member states
(c) Treaty of Chaugaramas (d) Lilendall, Greater Georgetown
4. (a) polluting the environment
(b) (i) Dumping rubbish by the roadside
(ii) Throwing waste in their yard
(iii) Dumping rubbish in the drains and trenches
(iv) Not cleaning drains and weeding their yard
(c) Use the bins at all times, Bury the waste or give it to the garbage trucks
5. (a) Amerindians (b) Georgetown, Lethem, Rupununi, Orella, Santa Mission
(c) Any two tribes of the Amerindians (d) Amerindians
6. (a) North (b) Atlantic Ocean (c) Brazil (d) East (e) B

Test # 2

Time: 01 hour

Paper 1
o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct,
o In your answer sheet, draw a heavy black line through the letter you have chosen to
be correct.
o If you are not sure of the answer, then choose the response you think best

1. Guyana is located in the continent of
(A) North America (B) South America (C) Europe (D) Asia
2. The group of people who came to Guyana from Asia is
(A) Portuguese (B) Africans (C) Europeans (D) Amerindians
3. There are countries in South America.
(A) 13 (B) 14 (C) 15 (D)16
4. The only English speaking country in South America is
(A) Brazil (B) Ecuador (C) Peru (D) Guyana
5. Two areas settled by the English were and__
(A) Victoria, Georgetown (B) Versailles, Port Mourant
(C) Goed Fortuin, La Grange. (D) Chateau Margot, La Resouvenir
6. Slavery is to Africa as indentureship is to
(A) Europe (B) Australia (C) Asia (D) North America

Read the information then answer the questions.
The indigenous people crossed a narrow body of water to enter North
America. This body of water was frozen.

7. Our indigenous people were the_
(A) Portuguese (B) Amerindians (C) East Indians (D) Chinese
8. Which body of water did they cross?
(A) Bering Strait (B) Casipan Sea (C) Indian Ocean (D) Caribbean Sea
9. Which of these is a part of the culture of the indigenous people?
(A) katak (B) cumfa (C) mari- maria (D) Soca

10. The favourite food of these people is
(A) foo-foo (B) pepper pot (C) garlic pork (D) curry

11. El Dorado is associated with the mineral_
(A) aluminum (B) diamond (C)bauxite (D) gold

12. Who were the first people to introduce trading in British Guiana?
(A) Africans (B) Europeans (C) East Indians (D) Chinese
13. Who built forts in British Guiana?
(A) French (B) English, (C) Spanish (D) Dutch
14. Which is true about our continental neighbour?
(A) It is a continent nearby
(B) It is the same country.
(C) It is a continent you are in.
(D) It is a neighbour you share a boundary.

15. The religious festival which is associated with abeer, powder and the burning of Holika.
(A) Phagwah (B) Diwali (C) Easter (D) Eid-ul -adha
16. Guyana has natural regions.
(A) three (B) four (C) five (D) six

17. Which Natural Region is known for hot days and cold nights?
(A) Coastal Plain (B) Interior Savannahs
(C) Hilly Sand and Clay Region (D) Highland Region

18 Which of these activities take place in the Coastal Regions?
(A) Rice and sugar cane cultivation
(B) Bauxite and timber production
(C) Gold and diamond mining
(D)cattle ranching and balata

19. All of these rivers are tributaries of the Essequibo river except
(A) Cuyuni (B)Mazaruni (C) Potaro (D) Rupununi
20. Raul has to build a wharf. What type of wood would he most like used?
(A) crabwood (B) locust (C) purpleheart (D)greenheart
21. What was done with the excess rice and sugar Guyana produces?
(A) It is given to the poor.
(B) It is dumped in the river.

(C) We export to other countries.
(D) Some is given to friendly countries.

22. GUYSUCO is associated with the industry.
(A) rice (B) sugar (C) fishing (D) mining
23. Timber is to Bartica Triangle as ;is to Linden.
(A) bauxite (B) gold (C) gold (D) cattle

24. The capital of Suriname is
(A) Brasilia (B) Caracas (C) Georgetown (D) Paramaribo

25. The country which is referred to as "Little Venice" is__
(A) Venezuela (B) Uruguay (C) Chile (D) Ecuador
26. Which currency is used in Guyana?
(A) Real (B) Peso (C) Dollar (D) Guilder
27. CARICOM means_
(A) Caribbean Islands (B) Community Convention
(C) Cooperating Countries (D) Caribbean Community

28. The headquarters of Caricom is located in the town of
(A) Castries (B) Georgetown (C) St. Johns (D) Bridgetown
29. In which year was Caricom formed

(A) 1970 (B) 1972 (C) 1973 (D) 1976
30. There are _members of the Caribbean Community.
(A) 14 (B)15 (C)16 (D)18

31. Which of these places has a Mayor?
(A) Supenaam (B)Anna Regina (C) Lethem (D)Rosignol
32. The leader of an Amerindian village is called a
(A) Chairman (B) Mayor (C) President (D) Touchan
33. The first Trade Union leader in Guyana and the Caribbean. .
(A)Linden Forbes Burnham (B) Cheddi Bharrat Jagna
(C) Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow (D) Peter Stanislaus IVAguiar

34. Lasso is to vacqueros as batellis to
(A) loggers (B)drivers (C) pork knockers (D)ba hlit bleeders
35. Whichcommunity is sometimes called "the gateway totheinterior?"
(A) Bartica (B)Rupununi (C) Linden (D) Pomerooi

36. The Savannahs are divided into two parts by the ____ mountains.
(A) Acarai (B) Pakaraima (C) Imataka (D) Kanulu
37. Which Minister usually puts his/her signature on Guyana notes?
(A) Minister of Finance (B) Minister of Health
(C) Minister of Education (D) Minister of Trade

38. Which group has only coins?
(A) $1000, $500 (B) $100, $1000 (C)$20,$100 (D)$5,$10
39. The animal found on the Coat of Arms of Guyana is the _
(A) tiger (B) jaguar (C) lion (D) cheetah
40. Dear land of Guyana of rivers and plains is a part of our national
(A) Pledge (B) Motto (C) Anthem (D) Flag

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Responses to Test #1 Paper 11
1. (a) simple (b) net veined leaf (c) c
(d) apex (e) taproot
2. (a) simple circuit (b) A (c) bulb or lamp (d) it will light
3. (a) insect (b) in moist area, ie garbage: on the outside of
leaves (c) caterpillar or the feeding stage
(d) housefly, butterfly, mosquito, moth
4. (a) canine (b) enamel (c) nerves(d) fo
5. (a) skeletal (b) circulatory system (c) heart
6. (a) evaporation (b) steam/vapour (c) air
(d) D is a candle. After sometime it will melt, the wick will bum
down and the candle will go out.
TEST # 2 Time: 01 hour

ur (4)

o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct,
o In your answer sheet, draw a heavy black line through the letter you have chosen to be
o If you are not sure of the answer, then choose the response you think best.
Paper 1
1. The lizard belongs to the class of animals called
(A) mammals (B) reptiles (C) amphibians (D) birds
2. The vessels which take impure blood to the heart are the
(A) veins (B) arteries (C) capillaries (D) ventricles
3. Which of the following pollutes the air?
(A) smoke (B) Ozone layer (C) dried leaves (D) nitrogen
Study the diagram then answer question 4.

4 The simple machine shown above is a
(A) pulley (B) lever (C) screw(D) wedge
5 : In the solar system, the seventh planet from the sun is
(A) Saturn (B) Jupiter (C) Neptune (D) Uranus
6. The moon orbits the earth once in every_ days
(A) 7 (B) 28 (C) 52 (D) 365
-Electricity is a form of
(A) force (B) light (C) energy (D) fuel
8. Which substance boils at 100 OC?
S (A) cooking oil (B pure water (C) methylated spirits
(D) cow's milk
9.AII of the following have six legs and a body that is divided intothree main parts, except
(A) spider (B) cockroach (C) housefly (D) mosquito
10, Which organ churns food into a thick liquid?
S (A) pancreas (B) intestine (C) liver (D) stomach
11. Which of the following is not needed for seeds to germinate7
(A) warmth (B) water (C) air (D) stamen
12. Which habitat is best for the earthworm?
(A) damp soil (B)pond weed (C) tree trunk (D) damp sand
13. All of the following would decay in a garbage dump except
(A) fruit skins (B) scrap paper (C) plastic bottles (D) food scraps
Study the diagram of the simple circuit below then answer questions 14 and 15.

20. Which flying animal belongs to the class of animals that suckle their young?
(A) 1 (B) 11 (C)111 (D)1V
21. Woodants could be found living in all of the following areas except
(A) in the roof (B) on the wooden fence
(C) in the long grass (D) under a rotten log
22. How many legs has an insect?
(A) 4 (B) 6 (C) 8 (D) 10
23. Living things are divided into two main groups. They are
(A) insects and reptiles (B) Fishes and birds
(C) amphibians and mammals (D) plants and animals
24. Which part of the plant absorbs water and mineral salts?
(A) roots (B) stems (C) leaves (D) flowers
25. Matter is described as anything that has mass and ----
(A) size (B) occupies space (C) destiny (D) body
26.Which of these will not dissolve in water?
(A) sugar (B) salt (C) flour (D) oxygen
27. How many poles have a magnet?
(A) 2 (B)3 (C)4 (D)5
28. Which does not rotate nor revolve?
(A) sun (B) moon (C) mercury (D) earth

Study the pairs of animals carefully then answer questions29 and 30.
1. cow and snail 11.kiskadee and donkey
111. dog and millipede IV. earthworm and butterfly
29. Which pair consists of ONLY invertebrates?
(A)1 (B)11 (C)111 (D)1V
30. Which pair consists of only vertebrates?
(A) 1 (B)11 (C)111 (D)IV
31. The seeds fell from a plant into a nearby trench. The seeds floated awayand grew into new
plants in other places. This process can be described as
(A) dispersal (B) fertilization (C) pollination (D) reproduction
32. Temperatures can be measured most accurately by the use of a
(A) anemometer (B) barometer (C) fingers. (D) thermometer

Below in column 1 can be found the names of units and in
column H1are the names of instruments associated with these
units.Study the units carefully then choose the correct answer
from column 11. An answer may be used once, more than once
or NOT at all.

33. centimetres (A) Barometer
34. Degrees (B)speedometer
35. Kilo (C)thermometer
(D) ain gauge
36. Identify the one which is a solvent amongst the substances named
(A) butter (B) cheese (C) water (D)milk powder
37.Which is not an example of a measuring instrument?
(A) funnel (B) ruler (C) spring-balance (D) water
38. Sound would not travel through a .
(A) bucket of water(B) vacuum tube
(C) glass of air (D) length of wood
39. Which statement about the moon is INCORRECT?
(A) It shines by reflecting light from the sun
(B) It orbits the earth
(C) It is the main source of heat
S(D) It has many phases
40. Which statement about air is not correct?
(A) has mass (B) occupies space (C)is heavier thai
(D) takes the shape of the container :

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14. Which of the symbols in the circuit above represents the battery?
(A)1 (B)2 (C)3 (D)4
15. What is the function of the symbol at 3?
(A) stores the current (B) completes the circuit
(C) exposes the wire (D) works as a fuse
16. Which process in the water cycle fills up lakes, rivers and seas?
(A) precipitation (B) transpiration (C) respiration (D) evaporation
17. Jane plans to measure the atmospheric pressure. Which instrument should she use?
(A) wind vane (B) hydrometer (C) rain gauge (D) barometer
18. Which of these objects is most likely to sink in water?
(A) plastic (B) rubber ball (C) metal spoon (D) football
19. Sita wanted to separate the colours in the ink she was using. What method should she use?
(A) decanting (B) filtration (C) chromatography
(D) distillation
Study the diagrams below then answer question 20

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2. A
3. A
4. A
5. A
a. A
7. A
a. A
8. A
10. A
11. A
12 A
13. A
14. A

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B C D t8. A B C D $30 A 8 C
B C D 17. A B C D 31. A S C
SC0 D 19. A a C D 32. A B C
B C D 19. A B C D 33. A 8 C
B C D 20. A B C 0 34. A B C
B C D 21. A B C 0 35. A B C
B- C D 22. A B 0 0 3- A 8 C
B C D 2a. A B C 0 37. A 8 C
B C D 24. A B C 0 38. A B C
8 C D 25. A B C 0D S9. A B C
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B C 0 27. A B C 'D,
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and where his parents see him as an extension of the family. Only children tend to marry early and
often talk of having more than one child to ease some of their own loneliness.


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being deprived. The la;i horn is frequently very popular, light-hearted, cheerful, and
playful. They are usually Jdependent, even over-dependent upon others because parents
and other siblings frequent solve or help solve their problems. The trait of playfulness
and dependency is rewarded, nd in turn, he finds comfort in the role, thus spiraling and
mastering the playfulness. I nis will readily be translated into personal and professional
life. Senator Edward Kenni k and Anna Freud are good examples. In marriage, he will
always expect someone will ,ake care of him. When the age gap is significant with the
previous child, the dependenlc becomes stronger. His attempt to become assertive is of-
ten frustrating because he 4inks ie skills. There is often a confusion of social reality. It
is not unusual that they will levlop a fixation on an older brother or sister. Moving far
away from the family for marriage or professional reasons may become debilitating.
Only Child The pattern .... hti only child is growing as families choose when and how many
children to have. Dual career ,ela)yed marriages, and the cost of child-rearing are major consider-
ations. In personality deeel,.pnmetk, the only child may share traits,with the youngest; being
highly protected, very pla fi: r-nd dependent. This is especially true if he is born' several years
after marriage and there was ;tr expressed parental need for a child. Being pampered and spoiled
is not uncommon. Inability in leciion-making is the result. The only girl may identify strongly
with her father and may want the conventional role of wife and mother. If the father is atssent it
may push her to assume an ,, erprotective role towards the mother. 'The boys, more than the
girls, will display greater self-.onfidence and higher self-esteem. As a beneficiary of all things
available in the family, the only child may grow to become optimistic,' but continues to seek
attention. Where the only child is lorn early in the marriage, he may be treated as the first born

While there are some general principles that account for normal development in the birth order,
there are numerous exceptions, excepnons such as multiple births (twins). years Between the birth,
illness or disability, and so on. When there are three or more years after the previous sibling, these
later-bornm show fewer positie social responses than those born closer. The suggested reason is
that such siblings are more protected by parents and older siblings. This protection resulted in
their feeling comfortable in new situations. Chronic illness or physical and mental ability wjll make
a difference in birth order Later born will assume that role. For example, a handicap first born will
not assume the normal role of a first born. The second will then fill that role and the handicap
becomes the youngest. Richard Nixon's older brother and his chronic illness gave Nixon a first born
role. Stepbrothers and sisters bring already learned roles into a new family relationship. The chil-
dren of the mother seem to adjust much easier than the children of the father.
The future structure of families is destined to change. Families are becoming
smaller, mothers and fathers are taking on new roles and there are more single-
parent families, and the entire socialization process is changing. Television and
new technology will produce new dynamics; self gratification will increase at the
expense of social gratification. Community services and facilities will increase;to
take on some parental roles. The only child will become more common. There will-
be fewer later middle borns and perhaps fewer later middle borns and perhaps fewer
middle borns. The two child family may change the kind of society that is evolving.
especially where first born emphasize intellectual achievements and the second born
social development. The implications for these changes may be far-reaching in eds-
cational planning, women's issues and greater equality of the sexes.


Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 3 (1) of the Public Holidays Act,
Chapter 19:07 of the Laws of Guyana, Friday, March 21, Saturday, March
22 and Monday, March 24, 2008 are hereby declared Public Holidays.


Clement Rohee, M.P.
Minister of Home Affairs
Ministry of Home Affairs

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2908
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008

Dated: Marcth4, 2008.

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The Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Advertisement-Billboard Erections

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites'sealed bids from
persons,advertising agencies and companies for the Annually Renewable Billboard
Display Locations along the main highways.
2. Interested bidders may obtain further information, including eligibility to
participate and may inspect the bidding documents on February' 25, 2008 at the
office of the Work Services Group, Ministry of Public Works and Communications.
Wight's Lane, Kingston. Georgetown, Tel: 223-0905 Ext. 215 between 8:00 and
16:30 h, Monday to Friday.
3. Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at the address above
from February 25, 2008 to March 18, 2008 and upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of two thousand Guyana Dollars (GY$2,000). The method of payment will' be
by cash.
4. Bidders may bid for on-" or any number of locations as set forth in the Bidding
5. A pre-bid meeting wil' be held on March 6, 2008 at 10:00 h in the Conference
Room located on the ,Lound floor of the Ministry of Public Works and
Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston
6. Bids must be delivered nto the Tender 1Box of the address below before 09:00 h on
or before March 18. ':i'8. Electronic bidding .shall not. be permitted. late bids
will be rejected. Bid, be opened in the presence of the bidders or their
representatives .whIo t'i, tlo ieni at l e s h.i. at 09. ) o.n the
March 18, 2008.

.The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Bwo,.
linistrN of Public Wo'. .v Communications
\ eight's Lane,
Kingston, Georgetow n,

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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 abilityto
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 Chronicle March 16, 2008

1 Can Indian

resist Chinese threat?

By Geeta Pandey
(BBC News) In the narrow back alleys of Lucknow city's Vikas
Nagar area, a group of women sit on a rooftop soaking in the .
winter sun.
.: It's a weekday February afternoon. The men-folk have gone to
work, and small children are asleep in this north Indian city.
The older ones have just returned from school; they've been '
fed lunch and are now running around playing.
And the women, finally free of domestic chores, are busy do-
ing chikankari a form of intricate embroidery work which this city
is famous for.
A chikan expert in the making. "I learnt the craft from my mother-in-law. She was an expert at

THE beauty of chikan.
it," says Nasreen Jehan, while working furiously on a white sari
with a purple border.
'.., with f ^\9/9 moriesr L
SIt will tak her 15 to 20 days to complete the job, and she will
be paid 400 rupees ($10) for her work.
Little pay
Nasreen is a member of the city-based NGO [non-govern-
.mental organization], Lucknow Mahila Sewa Trust, which is
i' working with more than 2,500 women embroidery workers like
KE' IManufacturers employ close to 200,000 women from in and
F LN around the city most of them illiterate Mislims.
K IT E FLY IN G The pay is not much those registered with 'Sewa' get a mini-
mum of 35 rupees a day (just a little below a dollar).
In many factories around Lucknow, the embroidery-makers are
X paid as little as 20 rupees (half a dollar) or sometimes even less for
a day's work.
But even that paltry sum goes a long way in the slums of
and win over $10,000 in cash & other prizes Lucknow, where mostfamilies live in abject poverty.
andwi nover 0 9. i c as ....&. ......... .me Farida Jalees, secretary of Lucknow Mahila Sewa Trust, says
now the embroidery Workers have a reason to be worried.
SHundreds of thousands of metres of cloth, often with very simi-
lar embroidery, is now being made in China and this 'Chinese-
",Ichikan' has made it to the shop shelves in Lucknow in the past
ENTER FREE W IN PRIZES for: "In e China, the embroidery is done by machine, it looks.

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Mr. Nyal Fraser and Ms Andrea Clarke, both of
m .br. Lot 120 Area E. North Better Hope and formerly of
Nw s e Parcel 198 Haslington, East Coast Dernerara or
1: their representative, are asked to -contact the
utLegal & Conveyancing Officer of the Central
Cut out coupon and submit. Housing and Planning Authoritysat 41 Brickdam
& United Nations Place, within 14 days of the date
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Can Indian...

From page XXII

smooth, it has a better
'ish. And they can make it
ickly, in huge volumes and
set the market demand.
his is our biggest chal-
:nge," Ms Jalees says.
"Our women here work
with hands. So their work
doesn't have that kind of finish.
And it takes a lot longer to
make each piece, which means
our prices go up. Now if we
continue to get 'Chinese-
chikan', then we will be pushed
out of the market."
Chikankari is widely be-
lieved to have originated in Per-
sia many centuries ago, and it
was brought to Lucknow in the
17th Century by Noor Jahan,
Mughal emperor Jehangir's
For the last 200 years now,
chikankari has thrived in the
city, so much so that today,
Lucknow is often called the city
with the first claim to the craft.
The embroidery has caught
the fancy of fashion designers in
Bollywood and has made an im-
act on international couture

But with the invasion of the
heap machine-made Chinese
variety, Lucknow's reputation
s the number one in the craft
s facing a stiff challenge.
At Narang's store in up-
arket Sahara Ganj shopping
nail, the 'Chinese-chikan' is
iving serious competition to
he original hand-embroidered
Shop-owner Gurbir Singh
hows me some of the
mples. It is difficult for an
trained eye to make out
he difference.
A shopper takes keen inter-
st in an orange-green shirt.
It's very pretty. I really like it
d would love to buy it for my
daughter. But this size is too
ig. Shame they don't have her
ize," she says.
It's obvious the made-in-
hina tag doesn't seem to
other the customer.


In the last few years, Chi-
nese products have invaded
Indian markets big time. Be
it electronics or toys or
household items or cheap
fabric, the made-in-China la-
bel is everywhere.
Chinese products score be-
cause they are cheap, and
widely available.
Time will tell what impact
'Chinese chikan' will have on
the local industry.

Farida Jalees says it should
be documented as soon as pos-
sible. She is also campaigning for
the patenting of the embroidery
form to ensure India doesn't
lose out the craft to China.
"We are pushing the In-
dian government to file for a
patent on chikan embroidery.
Just as we are fighting for
patenting the basmati rice,
we must fight for chikan too.
It belongs to India, it belongs
to Lucknow.
"It's a matter of bread and
butter for the hundreds of thou-
sands of women who are depen-
dent on the craft," she says.
But some say in the present
globalised world, competition
cannot be wished away and the
industry should modernise to
meet the challenge head on.
Dinesh Kumar is the owner
of Nazrana Chikan Industries -
one of the largest chikan gar-
ment manufacturers and export-
ers in Lucknow.
"We have to live with the
fact that you cannot stop China
from exporting its goods to In-
dia. But what, I want to know
is why can't we change the way
we work? Why can't we pro-
duce chikan garments which are
able to compete with the Chi-
nese fabric in finish and pric-
At 1100, his factory is
buzzing with'activity. The tai-
lors are cutting cloth, sewing
machines are whirring full
speed, the readymade garments
are being counted and labelled
and a designer is dressing a man-
The company makes tradi-

i i



Ms RaVella Beresford, of Lot S Earl's'Avenue,
Surbryanville and. formerly of Lot 333 Section 'A'
Block 'X' Great Diamond East Bank Demerara or
her representative, is aSked to contact.the Legal
Conveyancing Officer of the Centra.i'Housing and
Planning Authority at 41 Brickdam & United
Nations Place,' within 14 days of the date of this

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

March 2008

tional designs for the Indian
market, and also high-end
clothes which are exported to
Australia, Spain, Italy and many
other countries.
Mr Kumar says the indus-
try need not fear the Chinese in-
"Our craft is very
specialised. China can copy
some of our designs, they can
do some of our stitches, but
chikankari has so much variety,
they cannot copy all our de-
signs. Lucknow's chikan is
safe," he says.
Perhaps that's why Nasreen
is upbeat about her future.
"There is so much de-
mand. And nowadays, so
many new fancy designs have
been introduced in the mar-
ket. I think the market will
grow further, and with that,
the demand for our work is
bound to grow," she says.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



It is the civic duty and legal responsibility of all Guyanese who will be -!:years oldd and older,by 30 Je, 2008 to
apply for registration under this house-to-iotse registration exercise, 'y so doingyou would also be asuring that
you are included on the official lists of electors for future elections if you meet the dther eligibility cterdi.

225 0277-9,226 1651,2261652,2239650
OR VISIT THE GECOM WEBSITE athttp:l/ww.gecom.ore. v
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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
The remuneration package is negotiable depending on qualification and
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

Republic of Guyana
The Global-Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Tuberculosis
Supply and Delivery of Anti Retroviral Drugs.
National Initiative to Accelerate Access to Prevention, Treatment, Care and
Support for Persons Affected by HIV/AIDS

1. This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for.this project that
appeared in Development Business, Issue No. 673 of28 February 2006.

2. The Republic of Guyana has received a Grant from the Global Fund toward the cost
of the National Initiative to Accelerate Access to Prevention,. treatment, Care and
Support for Persons Affected by HIIV/AIDS and it intends to apply part of the
proceeds ofthis Grant to payments under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of
Anti -Retroviral Drugs.

3. The Health Sector Development Unit, of the Ministry of Health invites sealed bids
from eligible bidders for the Supply and Delivery ofAnti-Retroviral Drugs

4. Bidding will be conducted through the international competitive bidding procedures
specified in the GlobalFund's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Grants and IDA
Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the
Guidelines. '

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Health Sector
Development Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below
from February 16,2008:

Health SectorDdvelopment Unit
GPHC Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
From 8.30 am local time to 4.00pm lodal time.
TelephoneNo.: 592-226-6222/592-226-2425/592-226-9351
FaxNo.: 592-225-6995.
Email: procurement(ihiv.gov.gy, psookdeo@Ljhiv.gov. g

6. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon
payment of a nonrefundable fee 'of seventy five United Stated dollars (US$75) or
Fifteen thousand two hundred and twenty five Guyana dollars (GY$15,225). The
method of payment will be in local currency by manager's cheque and in foreign
currency by cheque drawn on a local corresponding Bank. The document will be sent
by via email, so it is critical that any interested bidders provide an email address and
the name oftheperson whose attention the documents should be sent to.

7. Bids mustbe delivered in a sealed envelope to the address below at orbefore February
25, 2008 at 9.00am local time. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of two
percent (2%) of the bid price. Late bids will be rejected and. will be returned
unopened. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who
choose to attend at the address below it 9.00am local time on April 22,2008. A record
ofthe opening ceremony will be prepared recording" all data read out.

National Procurenient and TenderAdministration Board
Ministry of Finance (North Western building)
Main & Urquhart Street
Guyana, South America
Tel: 592-223-7041 /592-227-2499

Caste shadows over

school cook row

By Geeta Pandey
(BBC News) It's the lunch break at the government school in Bibipur village in the northern
Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
As soon as the bell goes off, hundreds of children run
Sout into the ground to eat and to play.
4 Dozens of them swarm like bees in front of the kitchen
where their meal is being prepared.
According to government rules, all children in state-run
schools should be given a free midday meal.
An hour later, the children have gone back into their
classes, hungry.
"We got the food supplies late today, that's why it's
.. taking us longer," explains their teacher, Anirudh Singh.
The midday mealscheme at this school has been in the
e news in the recent months for all the wrong reasons.
In December, a Dalit (low-caste Hindu or so-called untouch-
able) woman was appointed to work in the school as a cook.
Phool Kumari fitted the bill perfectly as the job she was
appointed to was reserved for someone who was a Dalit
and a widow.
SBut when Phool Kumari began cooking, many children
refused to eat lunch..
"There were lots of complaints about her cooking. The
children said her food was burnt, it was tasteless. We tried
to explain to the children, we told them that she will im-
Sprove. But we had to give up, we couldn't force them to
THE woman at the centre of the eat," says Mr Singh;
controversy. Less than a week after the students' protest
Please turn to page XXVII

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1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the Construction ofthe superstructure of the Maria's Delight/Evergreen
Bridge using greenheart timber beams and reinforced concrete decking (complete
construction). The construction period is 8 weeks.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Corlpetitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of
Section III (Eligible Countries) of this document.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Technical Advisor, Mr.
Walter Willis, Ministry of Public Works & Communications (Tel. No. 592-226-1875/592-
623-4550) and may inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below from 9:00h -
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Wight's Lane,
Kingston, Georgetown,

4. Qualification requirements include: Registered Company, Overdraft facilities of at least
GS5M and successful completion of at least two similar works over the last four years.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purcha'.-d by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to the address below and. upon payment of a non
refundable fee of Five thousand Guyana dollars (GS5.000). The method ofpayment will be
Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofPublic Works & Communications
Whight's Lane,
Kingston, Georgetown,
6. Bids must be delivered in to the Tender Box at the address below before 9:00h on April 1,
2008. Electronic bidding "shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened in the presence of the bidders representatives, who choose to attend in person at
9:00amon the 1"April, 2008.
7. All Bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of one million, five hundred thousand
Guvana dollars (GS 1,500.000) and valid NIS and GRA Certificate of Compliance.
8. The address referred to above is:

The Chairman
National Procurement & TenderAdministration Board
Main & Urquhart Streets,
Kingston, Georgetown,

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Communications

d Page XK~

ARIES: MARCH 21 API -- pushing around from one adven-
ture to another might sount great way to spend your life, but if
you're always off saving thel i' or solving the latest big-time crisis,
when will you have time to : "n .and read a good book? Balance
is the key to happiness in id Td you need to work on getting
some of your old equilibrium'. started as soon as you can. The
still, quiet moments in life ho. much reward for you as the dra-
matic, glamorous ones. See for -lf!
TAURUS: APRIL 20 MAY 20 matter how cute you think some-
one is today, their personality ,you off. Arrogance, after all, is a
very ugly accessory. There is i : to tolerate a rude person, no
matter how attractive they are c i powerful they may be. If some-
one displays an attitude of undue priorityy, feel free to give them a
piece of your mind. Taking them d',. .peg or two will feel good, and
will earn you a lot of respect from ieone who's been admiring your
style for quite a while.
GEMINI: MAY 21 JUNE 21-- U ; your compassion will help you
make it through the day more easily. r nere are quite a few opinionated
people on your horizon, and trying to put yourself in their shoes is the
best way to keep yourself from getting unduly angry. It's hard for you
to understand how some people com-'.to the conclusions they come to,
but there is some logic at work the however twisted it may be.
Take a 'live and let live' approach and h grateful that most of the people
in your life are more open-minded.

CANCER: JUNE 22 JULY 22 -- Living high on the hog sure can be
great for a while, but sooner or later you could end up slipping right off
- and landing in the mud! You have got to curb your impulse buying
right now, high-rider. It's adding stuff to your closets, but are you really
going to get any value out of all of this stuff? Look for value when you
go shopping from now on, and take your time when you go to the shop-
ping mall. If necessary, get a friend to keep you from spending too much
too fast.
LEO: JULY 23 AUGUST 22 -- Do something just for the thrill of it
today! Forget about getting stuff done, making progress on a big project,
or impressing that certain someone. You're in good standing on all those
fronts and can just take a break from your responsibilities for a while.
The stars say that right now is the perfect time to just kick back and
have fun with life! Stop taking things so seriously, because that's no fun
at all. And people really want to have fun with you now.
VIRGO: AUGUST 23 SEPTEMBER 22 -- Is there too much happen-
ing around you right now? Or not enough? You'll be vacillating between
bored-out-of-your-skull and utterly-over-stimulated today, which could
drive the people you're hanging out with a bit nuts. But despite their
frustration with your unpredictability, they'll love it at the same time.
So just embrace your pendulum-like mood swings and don't feel like
you have to hide your emotions. You should go from tears to laughter
without hesitation.
LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 OCTOBER 22 -- Today, an influx of crystal-
clarity will free you up to help tackle someone else's problems for a
while! People will be looking to you for answers to their problems, and
you should be as honest as you can when you give them. This is a time
for being totally up front with the people you care about who are going
through a rough time. Tell it to them straight, and you will be doing them
a bigger favor than if you sugar coat the truth beyond all recognition.
SCORPIO: OCTOBER 23 NOVEMBER 21 -- Working with other people
might feel like a huge challenge for you today. Your mood is not going
to match anyone else's, and a personality conflict could erupt with at
least one person. Is it up to you to change in order to make them feel
more at ease? Not this time! Follow your mood to wherever it leads you
and then just deal with the consequences. Chances are, this person will
back down and let you call the shots. You will score a sweet victory.
SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 22 DECEMBER 21 -- Your luck is about
to change today which is very good news if you have been striking
out ileft and right. And conversely, it's not such good pews if life has
been sweet and easy lately. There is always going to be change in your
life, and you have to get used to it. Having to alter your plans is not
necessarily a ,negative thing. Often, revised plans reap better results,
in the end, than the original ones would have. Try to appreciate change.
CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 JANUARY 19 -- Be mindful of all your
property today especially the resources that you need for your job
or at school. It's just your way to loan out your favorite pen, let some-
one review your notes, or offer to give someone your laptop to check
their email but that kind of generosity could paint you into a corner
today. You don't have to turn into a miser, but you should make sure
you don't let anyone walk away with something that belongs to you!
AQUARIUS: JANUARY 20 FEBRUARY 18 -- Getting too caught up in
getting your own way is going to lead you down a very lonely path, so
beware. Today, if you don't compromise, you will only be hurting your-
self. Give until it hurts. Show someone else that you respect them, and
that you acknowledge that in order to get part of what you want, you
have to give them part of what they want. This dynamic is healthy, and
it can apply to' any negotiation you have to make today whether you
are at work, at the shopping mall, or on a date.
PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 MARCH 20 -- Today, you'll get a great chance
to learn more about a culture you've always been curious about. Feed
your curiosity until you're satisfied. But try not to overdo it! Getting too
obsessed too soon about something new could lead to an information
overload and you won't have enough time to enjoy any of it! Every-
thing is going well in your life right now better than you could have
expected, honestly. Fortunes are turning, and you will get an opportu-
nity to travel.


The following has been published by the Guyana Revenue Author '
to guide importers on the tariff headings governing the additional
zero-rated items for VAT purposes and does not affect the paymentjf
plantain flour 1106.30.20
oats 1104,22.
Dried chick peas not including canned chick peas. 071320.00
Dried Kidney Beans. nor including canned kidney beans. 0713.33.10
Dried pigeon peas, not including canned pigeon peas 0713.10.l
Laundry soap 3401.19.40
Liquid butane gas: 2711.13.b6
Wheelchairs 87113
Hearing aids: 9021.40.00
Hatching eggs; 0407.002p

(FOR 0%
Plain wlute beatenn flour or whole wheat flour, including
roti-mix and self-rising flour, but not including other flour
such as high-fibre flour, flour made from durnum \heat. and
other exotic flour.
barlc\ flour 110290.90.10
oats 1904.90.00.10
a______: 1903.00.00.10
Ca-,,ava 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


Kerosene stoves:
Bicvcles, e.\cludmg racing bicycles.
All terrain ehicles for use in the mining indl .. to the
satisfaction of the Commissioner- General.

4818.40.20.20 1


It must be noted that NOT ALL of the additional i' Is will be automatically
zero-rated at the Point Of Import. The following would require a Remissidn
Letter from the Commissioner-Generaf before the zero-rated status is
applied by the COLstoms and Trade Administration.-

If no CG letter is issued, or if there is a denial I(
subject to the payment of full taxes.
a. Mosquito nets;


b. Vitamins, minerals and tonics for medic.. he
excluding items such as energy drinks -r,1. foo(
classified under chapter 21 of the corn, .xtt
c Glucometers (glucose blood lest mach,, ne
blood strips, made for use with such mn! nes
d. Machinery, equipment or components 1., In t
renewable energy in the agriculture se. sin
e Fish hooks, sheet lead. fishing floats, c. an
in the fishing industry;
f. Animal medication including animal vital
g. All terrain vehicles used in the mining in-_ ry
the Commissioner-General.

E items will then be

alth supplement use,
d supplements
ernal tariff.
needles and glucose

he generation of
g agricultural by-

Id styrofoam for use

to the satisfaction of

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Hello students,
If at this time you are still unprepared: don't know
-,w to revise, have few stress coping skills and don't
now much about the examination procedure, you are
certainly more likely to be stressed. Anyhow, try not to
e too anxious. Have a consorted effort to take immedi-
te appropriate action like you are now doing by using
iese columns. Make necessary adjustments and avoid
tress and anxiety. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.

The Excerpt
My father was busy doing things every night for the
ext week, and on the Sunday morning us two left home
v he five o'clock locomotive that took workers to the
.r .:fields and travelled the full seven miles it went, then
agh canefields to the big cattle-grazing savannah that
right near the Blackbush on the creekside. We spent
lay rounding eight heads of my big uncle's steers and
drove them all the way back and didn't reach home
)re eleven o'clock that night, and next morning I
Didn't put my feet down for all the hurting.

'a and Ma came from the village and stayed with us
he whole week during rice-cutting and mashing and
)ld man talked to my mother to let me stay away from
.ol that week. Twelve village women met every morn-
at our home and then went out to the fields, and they
i over and worked till sun-down four whole days, cut-
: the paddy-tops with their saw-edged curved grass
.'es and leaving them in bundles; and my Pa and Ma
long grass and pounded them with wood mallets to
-e them supple and then four men collected the paddy-
.; and tied them with the pounded long-grass and
.-hed the bundles on their heads to the front of the
,.ds. The men made a koral on the cattle dam; they
: :d away the bahama grass from a wide round patch
S levelled it down and stacked up the bundles and left
Snty-five feet clear in the centre. My father hitched
iirf the steer into two teams of four and he planted a post
ir :he centre of the koral and tied the teams to it and scat-
te ed some paddy-tops for the cattle to walk on.

And mashing started. I walked behind the cattle and
k ,Ot them going round and round the post and we stopped
1i, Pa and my father to rake up the paddy-straw and pitch-
y ik in new ones from stacked-up bundles. The cattle
:v ated to slow down all the time and eat the paddy and
-rried the lash to them like my old man said; and when
1ey dunged he caught it with some straw in his hands
'd tossed it into the trench, and didn't let me stop them
_.'ing round even for that. We ate our breakfast at mid-
:;,y from our saucepans and drank lime-swank from
Bottles which we kept cool by sinking them in the mud
!e ider the water in the drainage trench. The sun was
hiring hot and we soaked our heads and washed our
Sacks and faces with the trench-water that was cool un-
,r a spreading sandkoker tree. My old man saw how
red I was getting, walking round and round with the
title, and he built a seat on top of the post and I climbed
p and drove the cattle from up there with a long whip.
"1That was better.
Taken from Rice Money by Lauchmonen

About the excerpt
1. Did you follow the drift of the story? If not, you
an read again with a study partner and be certain of an

2. Is the language suited to the setting and characters
Sthe story? Tell each other how it is fitted.

3. Have you ever personally met a family like the one
the story? Exactly what is their life style during rice
popping time?

4. What is the writer's attitude towards the family?

5. What is the relationship between the boy and the
members of the family, especially the father?

6. Why, do you think, had the father to ask the mother
to keep the boy away from school for one week?

7. What other activity is known by you that require
the participation of a large number of family members?

8. What good thing can you say about the following
a) The father
b) The mother
c) The Pa and Ma

9. Do you think that the boy ever felt for one mo-
ment that it was a waste of time being out of school?

10. What makes you want (or not want) to continue
reading more of the story?

11. Pay attention to the finer details of the rice-cut-
ting story and then write a short story based on it.

Reminder about story writing: When you write your
story it must be so interesting that your readers would
want to read on. They may want to complete reading
what you have written for reasons including those stated
a) plot;
b) one or all of the characters;
c) atmosphere;
d) writer's style.

Personal Writing: What have you mastered well in
your writing? Check and come up with a fair answer,
and then resolve to add more skills to improve mastery
especially in reader-interest.

Let us turn your attention for a short while upon the
kind of writing used by the poet. The poet's language is
described by some masters of language as: the best
words in the best way. If that is so, the reader, then,
has to be careful to look very closely at the poet's use of
language. Failure to do just that will result in a missed
meaning or two.
Read the poem that follows. Then complete the ex-
ercise set out after it. Your success is sure if you know
what the poet is saying.

The Concord Hymn
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard from the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror sleeps;
And time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set today a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

It is the little rift within

the lute,

That by and by will

make the music mute.
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, (1809-1892) The
Passing of Arthur


The Exercise
1. Does the adjective rude describe a certain kind of
bridge or does it simply tell us about the appearance of
the bridge?
2. What does "arched the floor" mean?
3. To whom does the farmers refer?
4. How was the "shot heard around the world"?
5. What two opponents were at war?
6. What is a votive stone?
7. How does memory redeem a deed?
8. What is the meaning of sires?
9. What does the writer mean by shaft in the last line?
10. How are flood and stream related?
11. How are votive stone and shaft as used in the last
two stanzas related?
12. What does the word patriot mean and what is its
13. What does "And Time the ruined bridge has swept
/ Down the dark stream which seaward creeps" mean?

Looking at Patterns of Prose and Poetry
Let us pretend that the author, RALPH W. EMERSON,
for some reason of his own proceeded to write his
thoughts in prose. Let us see what he might have writ-

The fighting farmers, with their flag blowing in the
April breeze, once stood here by the rough bridge. These
farmers fired the shot that was heard around the world.
The enemy is long dead. The conqueror also sleeps in
silence. Time has swept the ruined bridge down the dark
stream. This stream creeps to the sea. We today place
a monument on this green bank by this soft stream. Our
purpose is to commemorate their deeds for generations
to come. We wish, Spirit, to tell Time and Nature to spare
this moment. The spirit made those heroes dare to die
for their children's freedom. We raise this moment not
only to them but to you.

The Exercise
1. How many sentences are there in the poem?
2. How many sentences are there in the paragraph?
3. Why is there such a difference?
4; All of the sentences in the poem are simple sen-
tences. We have gone through simple sentences already.
Can you give the pattern of the sentences in the para-
5. Tell the story in your own words. Which do you
like best, the poem, the paragraph in the other section
above, or your story? Why?
6. Write a story about a memorable happening in
Guyana. Complete it in three short paragraphs. Let them
be the beginning, the middle, and the end telling the story
that you have chosen to write.

Story Writing
Write a story that includes some point from the poem
above. Remember to write in Standard English except
for chosen dialogue

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Sunday Chronicle March 16, 2008


Caste shadows over

began, Phool Kumari was
An angry and bitter Phool
Kumari says the criticisni
against her cooking is unfair.
In Indian villages, girls be-
gin cooking as soon as they turn
11 or 12. Phool Kumari i
nearly 50 and she says it's ab-
surd to suggest that she can't
Reports from the villagee
suggested it was not simpl a
matter of taste most students
who boycotted Phool Kumari's
cooking were from the higher
castes who have for centuries
shunned the Dalits. -

And Phool Kumari be-
longs to that group of nearly
240m Indians who have been
traditionally kept out of the
Hindu caste system.
Mostly considered unwor-
thy of touch by the higher
castes, some even consider their
shadow to be polluting.
And caste barriers may not
be that evident in the cities to-
day but they are an everyday
reality in rural India.
Officially, the school au-
thorities and the children deny
that caste was a consideration in
boycotting Phool Kumari's
At Mr Singh's prompting,
some Dalit children said they
too boycotted Phool Kumari's
"She was very unhy-
gienic. She burnt the rice and
the lentils had no salt. And
she served rice with her bare
hands," says 13-year-old
Nirmala Gautam.
But many of the children
tell me they have little interac-
tion or connection with the
Dalit households in the village.
On the periphery of
Bibipur is the Harijan Basti (or
the Dalit colony) where Phool
Kumari lives.
"Only the lower caste chil-
dren ate my food. The higher-
caste children said they would
not eat the food I had cooked.
They said that to my face."
She says the children had
been coached by the school
teachers, who belong to the
Rajput or the warrior caste,
considered fairly high up in the

Srom page XXIV
caste hierarchy.

Many of her Dalit
neighbours corroborate her
"My daughters Subhashni
and Roshni study in the same
school. They said their teacher

i .

DALIT women in Uttar

Anirudh Singh had told them not
to eat the food cooked by Phool
Kumari. He told them that if
they ate, they would be beaten
up," says Prem Kumari, a Dalit
neighbour of Phool Kumari.
"My daughters ate on days
Mr Singh was absent, but they
would not eat when he was
there," she says.
Mr Singh denies all the
charges. In his defence, he
says Phool Kumari has been
replaced by another Dalit
woman, Bitola.
I spend half a day at the
school, watching the midday
meal being prepared by the
school's main cook, Kalavati.
Bitola helps clean the rice,
brings in water for cooking. But
at no time does she enter the
kitchen. Neither does she serve
the food.
Phool Kumari says she has
been threatened by the members
of the upper castes. "They said
they would gag me and kill me
if I went back to school," she
Once the story broke,
hordes of media and officials
descended on Bibipur.
In January, India's Minister


for Social Justice and Empow-
erment Meira Kumar shot off a
letter to the state government
expressing concern.

The matter assumed extra
sensitivity since the state gov-
ernment is headed by Chief
Minister Mayawati, who her-
self is a Dalit.
But after an inquiry, the
state administration upheld the
decision to sack Phool Kumari.
Says senior government of-
ficial Sailesh Krishna: "Phool
Kumari was removed on the ba-
sis ofher performance. Caste
was not an issue here."

HER nemesis, Anirudh
At the Harijan Basti, Phool
Kumari and her neighbours are
livid at the explanation.
"To stay in power,
Mayawati is wooing the upper-
castes. She doesn't care about
us. She wants our vote, but
she's not bothered about us,"
says Phool Kumari.
"But I'm going to carry
on fighting. Even if they kill
me, I won't give up," she
That Ms Mayawati's gov-
ernfment is not standing up for
Dalit rights may seem odd, but
Phool Kumari and her'
neighbours insist the issue is dic-
tated by political consider-
Although high-caste, the
school management, including
teacher Anirudh Singh, support
the chief minister's Bahujan

Samaj Party (BSP).
The head of the village
council Ram Babu Chaurasia
- who backed Phool Kumari
for the job is a supporter
of the opposition Samajwadi

Mr Singh accuses Mr
Chaurasia of playing politics
to sully the name of the school.
Mr Chaurasia denies the
charge.; He says Phool Kumari's
dismissal is as a result of caste

While the two sides con-
tinue to engage in a verbal
punch-up, Phool Kumari re-
mains trapped in the middle.
A Dalit, a woman, and a
widow, she is at the receiving
end as always.


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Call for Proposals for Coimunity based Micro-projects, to
be funded by the Guyana Micro-Projects Programme
under the auspices of the Government of Guyana in
collaboration with ihe European Commission

Publication reference under FT/2008/001

The Guyana Micro Project Programme within its concept to improve the socio-economic
conditions of vulnerable groups :tIrough the development of sustainable and
participatory self-help schemes is tothe end of its cycle and has received an extension of
six months fortheimplementation ofimicro-projects;

To satisfy the high level interest demonstrated by communities the Ministir of Finance of
the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, through the Chairman of the Board of the Guyana
Micro-projects Programme is seeking'proposals for community based micro-projects.

Within the available budget frame forthe coming six months ending on the 17" of August,
2008, the bilateral financing of micro projects is based on a 75% Government support
with a ceiling of 2,620,000.00 Guyana dollars under the Fast Track procedures and the
remaining 25 % coming from the beneficiaries can be in cash or in-kind.

Further, within the mandate of the project objectives for the remaining period, the GMPP
can only consider Micro- projectApplications in sector Employment/ Income generation
located in Coastal Regions or Georgetown and other Towns.

All details and Technical Support necessary for the submission of application are
available at are available at:-

Guyana Micro Projects Office
109 E Barrack Street
Phone 226-3305,225-3176 or 226-3423,
Fax 225i0183, or
email: gmpp@(guyana.net.gy

The deadline for the receipt of application forms is March 31 at 16:00 hrs

Note: Applications that do not fall within the above sector or geographic locations cannot
be considered


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2 pounds Champion Icing Sugar
1/4 pound margarine. softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces peanut butter
1 pound flaked coconut
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
In a mixing bowl, combine Champion Icing
Sugar, margarine, cream cheese and vanilla
extract. Divide the batter in half and place
each half of the batter in a bowl on its own.
Stir peanut butter into one of the bowls and

Using your hands, mold the dough into egg-
shapes and arrange the forms on cookie sheets.
Place the eggs in the freezer until frozen.

Once the eggs have frozen. melt the chocolate and
shortening in the top of a double-boiler. Dip the
eggs into the chocolate until coated. Place the
eggs on wax paper lined cookie sheets and return
to the freezer to harden. After the chocolate has
hardened the eggs can be kept in the refrigerator.

Eastern Eur<

2 cups all-purpost flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoons Champion Baking Pow
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
I teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup white sugar
I teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
(175 degrees C). Butter a 10" tube pa

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Sift together the flour, cocoa, Champion Baking Poivder,
baking soda, I teaspoon cinnamon, and :alt; set aside.
wder In a medium bowl, beat the butter and 1 1/4 cup sugar with ani
electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Change the'
mixer speed to medium, and beat in the vanilla. Beat in the
eggs, one at a time. With the mixer on low speed. alternately.
beit the flour mixture and sour cream into the creamed mixture
beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Beat only until
For the topping: In a small bowl combine the chocolate,pecans.
1/4 cup sugar, and I teaspoon cinnamon to make a crumt
mixture. Spread half of the batter in the bottom of the prepared
pan. Sprinkle with half of the crumb mixture. Pour in thi
remaining batter, and sprinkle with the remaining crumt
mixture; press the crumbs in lightly so they adhere to the batted
Quickly, but gently cut through the batter and crumbs in an ul
and down motion with a knife. Lightly rap the pan once against
a hard surface, to settle the batter.
n. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Cover the top of thi_
cake with aluminum foil. Continue baking until a skcwe
inserted halfway between the side of the pan and the tube come
out clean, about 20 minutes longer. Cool the cake in the pan on
wire rack for 30 minutes. Carefully loosen the cake from thi
sides of the pan. Invert cake onto rack, and cool completely.

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Weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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to play 'T in the Park'

Amy %,inehouse is to play at this year's 'T in the Park'
festival, a year after she cancelled her performance at the
last minute. The troubled star pulled out of last year's fes-
tival at Balado, Kinross-shire, due to 'exhaustion'.
Winehouse will play the main stage on the Sunday of
SScotland's biggest weekend music festival, which runs from Fri-
day 11-13 July.
This year's line-up includes REM, The Verve, The Fralellis
and Primal Scream.
Organisers said the Back to Black star was keen to return
to Scotland after enjoying the reception when she played two
shows at the Glasgow Barrowlands venue last year.

A 'T in the Park' spokeswoman said- "She is honouring
her commitment to the fesntal last year when she could not
"She is a phenomenal talent and it has always been her in-
tenuon to come and play at 'T' after what happened last year.

"She felt really bad about pulling out last year. She got such
a great reception at the Barro lands. and she's said she wishes
she could play Scotland every night."
Last year the troubled singer cancelled her appearance hours
before she was due on stage.
She blamed exhaustion and said her doctor had advised her
not to perform.
Other acts set to play at this year's event, which
is expected to draw crowds of up to 80,000 people are
Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs. Stereophonics and KT

7. .. .7-- -----------... ...... --'- 7--. -......

I don't want to struggle in

Hollywood: Bipasha Basu


L Potter

film split

in half

The seventh and final Harry Potter book will be
adapted for the big screen in two parts, Warner Bros
has confirmed.
The announcement comes after producer David
Heyman admitted it was impossible to cram Harry Potter
and The Deathly Hallows' 608 pages into a single movie.
"You cannot remove elements of this book," he told the
Los Angeles Times.
Fans of the series have been left disappointed in the
past when key scenes, including Quidditch matches, were
excised for the film adaptations.
Star, Daniel Radcliffe told the Los Angeles Times that
splitting JK Rowling's final book in two was the only sen-

(IANS) With films like 'Cor-
porate', 'Omkara' and 'Dhan
Dhana Dhan Goal', it has
taken the unconventional
looking Bipasha Basu about
seven years to carve a niche
for herself in Bollywood and
she says she doesn't want to
go and struggle again in Hol-
lywood. "Working globally is
a tough thing. Offers are
there but what will finally
become a substantial offer
and what goes into produc-
tion is what matters,"
Bipasha, who was in the capi-
tal for the Wills Lifestyle In-
dia Fashion Week, told IANS.
"India is a very comfortable
place for us because we have
already made a niche here So.,
why would anyone ,jant t,,
go and struggle there' I don t
want to go and struggle I h.i e
gone through my struigle.'
said the actress, who \ille ed
the ramp Wednesda', for d-
signer duo Gauri and N:illniL..
"If anything cones b:..
and if I'm lucky enough I I ll
But it is not eas:, It hap-
pened with Aishwa .., R.n i-
ter six years of wan'h- 1i r IlI -
ure out doing glob.il uinerinl
She has done 'Pink Panthcr
which is her first sludio I ilni
She has done those tr ,..,i er
films, Irrfan Khan .a, done it
but it takes time," she added
After playing a Pakisltan
girl in 'Dhan Dhdna Dh.an
Goal', the actress returns i,
the celluloid in a completel.
new avatar. She will be seen in

an action role and sporting a
new hair cut in Abbas-Mustan's
'Race'. Releasing March 21, the
film also has Anil Kapoor, Saif
Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna,
Katrina Kaif and Sameera
Commenting on her role in
'Race', Bipasha said: "I am
playing a complicated character.
In fact, each character is com-
plicated in the film because it is
a thriller genre. A lot is driven
by each one's motive, so the
plot is very interesting. They
start off looking as predictable
as characters, but as the story
goes on, each character has all



kinds of shades.
"For me, it was an interest-
ing character, the story inter-
ested me and I love Abbas-
Mustan, my first directors.
Also, I was working with new
kinds of actors, so there is, a
new chemistry all in all it has
turned out better than what I
Bipasha said that techni-
cally this is her third film
with the director duo. Her
first film with them was
"In the middle we started
doing another film, 'Mr. Fraud'.
We did about 70 percent of the
film. It got stuck in the mak-
ing. But it is always a plea-
sure to work with them they
are very nice people, haven't
"They understand the
needs of a thriller. They are
very tech savvy and use the
best cameras and technical
team. They are fantastic edi-
tors, so our film is very crisp."
The film is two hours and
15 minutes long. Bipasha says
today's audience doesn't have
the patience to sit through a
long film.
"People don't have pa-
tience. They want to condemn
anything that is lengthy even
though for us it's a creative
process. But we totally under-
stand that it is very difficult
to keep the attention of the
people because the stress level
is so high that everybody
wants to see something relax-

ing and uncomplicated."
She says she is trying to
create a balance between com-
mercial and art house cinema.
"It is interesting for an ac-
tor to think about audience in-
terest, but then I would not
ha\e ended up signing a film like
'Pankh' I believe that I do have
the intelligence to understand
that I need to keep the balance
between commercial entertainer
and art-house; only then can I
command different audiences."
In director Sudipto
Chattopadhyay's 'Pankh',
Bipasha plays an imaginary
"I play an alter ego. I am an
imaginary character the pro-
tagonist in the film is a boy
called Maradona, he has done a
fabulous job. It is about a boy
who goes through gender confu-
Bipasha, who- got a
makeover in Madhur
Bhandarkar's "Corporate", says
she is curious about his next film
'Fashion', which has Priyanka
Chopra in the main lead.
"I'm curious about any-
thing Madhur does. But I
have warned him: please do
not portray only negative
things about the fashion
world. I am from the fashion
world and I know there are
lots of good things you can
highlight. It is a huge profes-
sion and it's a big business so
the subject has to be handled
responsibly. I hope he has
done that."

SCENE from one of the Harry Potter sequels.

sible option for the film-makers.
"There have been compartmentalised subplots in the
other books that have made them easier to cut although
those cuts were still to the horror of some fans," he told
the paper.
"The seventh book doesn't really have any sub-
plots. It's one driving, pounding story from the
word go."
In a statement, Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros,
added that the split release was "the best way to do the
book, and its many fans, justice".


The Kill Bill strategy will also have the benefit of boost-
ing profits at the film
The first five movies have made $4.5 billion (2.2
billion) worldwide making it the biggest film fran-
chise in box office history, surpassing both James Bond
and Star Wars.
Filming for the sixth chapter in the series, Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince, began in September last year.
It is being directed by David Yates, who will also helm
the final two films.
"I consider it a great privilege to continue to bring
Jo's e\lrrdrdinar, worldd to the screen. and to be the
director to complete this epic and e\hilarating iourne.
he said.
The first installment of Harry Potter and The
Deathly Hallows is due in autumn 2010, with part two
scheduled for the following summer.