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: 03-23-2008
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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R;,id response
to fix Anna
Catherina koker'
damaged by
high tides
Cr or tina (usuud
has undertaen to effect
Page 14

Th.co kiad sure sha aa
spreading joy the 'Holi' way.
(See other pictures and
story on centre.)



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Coast Demerara areas
affected b~y flooding as
a result of the ...
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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 23, 2008

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MINPISTER of Transport and Hydraulics, Mr. Robeson Benn, gestures as Prime Minister
Samuel Hinds listens in while the two visited East Coast communities flooded as a result
of the current spring tide.

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo talks with East Coast: residents as water splashes over the
seawall Friday.

NECESSARY interventions
are being made to strengthen
the sea defences and enhance
the residential drainage ca-
pacity of lower East Coast
Demerara villages affected by
overtopping caused by the
current spring tides plaguing

not only here but the entire
Caribbean region.
The current spring tide
phase is likely to last until
March 25, and residents of
coastal areas and mariners are
being urged to take the neces-
sary precautions during this pe-

At present, focus is being
placed on the northern sections
of Better Hope, Vryrheid's Lust
and Montrose, the main areas
being affected by the unusually
high surge of the tide, the Gov-
ernment Information Agency

(GINA) says.
President Bharrat Jagdeo
and several government minis-
ters including the Prime Minis-
ter, Mr. Samuel Hinds; Minis-
ter of Transport and Hydrau-

lics, Mr. Robeson Benn; Min-
ister of Agriculture, Mr. Rob-
ert Persau~d and Minister of
Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy.
visited communities early on
Good Friday to assess the situ

ation and to mobilise necessary
Several excavators have been
deployed by the Ministry of
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Sea defences shored ...
(From page two)
Agriculture to clear drains and waterways so as to allow the
accumulated water to disperse to surrounding drainage systems
in Plaisance and Montrose where it could be stored and dis-
charged when the tides recede-
te s Miiteert Prsu e aned n he meos entia dange s-
so the plan is to divert it to the larger drainage systeml operated
by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) and
the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco).
Personnel of the Sea Defence Unit of the Ministry of Public
Works and Communications have also been working feverishly
qn heightening those low-lying areas affected by the overtopping.
During a television interview on the National Commlunications
Network (NCN), Minister Benn pointed out that the overtop-
ping would not have had such a severe impact had the residential
drains not been restrained by garbage build-up, small culverts and
encroachment on the reserves by some residents and businesses-
This restraint, the minister was quoted by GINA as saying,
has prevented the excess water from flowing effectively mnto the
largerddrmasnage s stum where i would be discharged by pumps
Engineers have been on the alert since the beginning of the
Spring Tide and have been monitoring the sea defences in all the
districts, especially at Wakenaam, Leguan on the Essequibo River,
and areas along the Corentyne Coast.
However, to date, there have not been any reports of these or
other areas being affected by the Spring Tide, except for a sluice that
was damaged atAnna Catherina, but which has since been addressed.
Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, Bhaleka Suelall, ex-
plained that the Spring Tides are compounded by a low pres-
sure system in the Atlantic that is generating wave action and
that it is this wave action that is responsible for the abnormal
swells and excessive high tides affecting the Caribbean.
esIn addition the current Ia N na condia on is asseo ate with
She pointed out that these events are linked to climate change
and urged that Guyanese, particularly those living along the
Coastland, to become better aware and take necessary precautions.
Dumping of garbage into drains and waterways and the occu-
pancy and destruction of sea defences are issues that can have seri-
ous implications especially during high tides and rainy seasons.
Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Ms
Priya Manickchand; Minister of Foreign Tr~ade and Inter-
national Cooperation, Dr Henry Jeffrey; as well as the Min-
ister of Local Government and Regional Development have
also been in the fieHl assessing the situation.








the safety of the water they use
for drinking purposes and what
measures to take to prevent
flood-related illnesses.

To keep you and your
family in good health,
ensure the following steps
should be taken every time
you prepare food:
keep food separate and
protected from the flood water
throw away all food that
has been in contact with flood
before cooking vegetables
wash your hands (water treated
with bleach)
wash all fruits with safe
water and peel before eating
do not eat raw vegetables
cover cooked food from
always wash hands with
soap before and after handling
food and eating
cook food thoroughly, eat
immediately or refrigerate
within two hours.

Also, the following steps
can be taken to prevent
diarrhoeal diseases:
Using boiled water or wa-
ter treated with bleach for
drinking, cooking, making ice
and brushing teeth

S* Wash vegetables with wal-
ter treated with bleach and peel-
ing before eating
Wash hands before and af-
ter eating meals and after going,
to the toilet or latrine
The Centre was open Friday
and yesterday, and the Ministry
said that if the need arises the
centre's operation will be ex-
tended, and that similar centres
will be opened at Lusignan and
at Plaisance.
The main areas affected by
the floods are the northern sec-
tions of Better Hope, Vryheid's
Lust and Montrose.
Necessary interventions are
continuing to mitigate the effects
of the current situation in the
lower East Coast Demerara vil-
lages that have been affected by
overtopping caused by the cur-
rent Spring Tides, as the entire
Caribbean Region is confronted
by strong tidal wave action dur-
ing this period.
Those interventions include
the placing of sandbags at areas
that have been breached by the
force of the water, while other
efforts are ongoing to ensure
that the water drains off
The over topping started
around 01:30h on Friday

By Priya Nauth
RESIDENTS of East Coast
Demerara areas affected by
flooding as a result of the
overtopping caused by Spring
Tides are urged to exercise
caution and to keep children
away from the flood waters
since it has been observed that
there is livestock rearing in
the area.
According to the Ministry
of Health, the warning is in ef-
fect because of the high concen-
tration of animals' urine in these
areas, which when mixed with
water, poses the threat of Lep-
As such the Ministry is ad-
vising that if there is need to en-
ter the water, persons should
take precautionary measures
such as applying Vaseline to
their feet or wearing long-boots.
The Ministry, in quickly re-
sponding to the situation on Fri-
day, launched an emergency
clinic replete with doctors and
other ancillary medical staff.
That clinic is being operated
from the Guyana Sugar Corpo-
ration (GuySuco) Better Hope

Dispensary Primary Health
Care, and manned by a team of
five doctors, including two Cu-
bans. and the Director of the
Environmental Health Unit, Dr
Ashok Sookdeo.
Minister within the Minis-
try of Health, Dr Bheri
Ramsaran told the Chronicle on
Friday that he had been to the
affected areas earlier in the day
to evaluate the situation and
had initially decided to use the
Lusignan health centre but later
opted to use the GuySuco fa-
cility instead because it is closer
to the main areas affected by
the flood.
He said that based on his
assessment, there is no immi-
nent crisis but within two to
three days people may start to
show signs of flood-related ill-
nesses since these outbreaks
usually occur after an incuba-
tion period and not right away.
.The ministry was also dis-
tributing fliers in the flooded
areas advising residents on steps
that should be taken to ensure

investments. Our landi miustr not onl\ bi a beautauil seemell
landscape, burt also the~lc landl that'1 mustI thed uCs. er
spending mc~re~ I-n daI :Inucans :inJ llla~tlron Ito enable use put 1?
every inch Ilt iur culltl\:ltabCnle land under thle' p7lough H
havie an injse~liable ma~l~lrket forI food? product epc' ~~Ially
grains like ri~ce. Her mlust ulnmedlatel b~ioos oulr export
earnings by exipanded 1Jindstrial andc agricultural .3
production. anld to infiuse our 11nancial sisj~n tlm with ore
foreign exchange~. mo~re production mnachineri and m1ore
consumer po~odl :1 .l fordablle pl ilces

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party, which won the most seats in a February 18 parliamen-
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he is ineligible to stand for Prime Minister because he is not a
member of parliament.
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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who has returned to Pakistan for a
short break from Britain where he is studying.
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TAIPEI (Reuters) Taiwan's
main opposition Nationalist
Party won the presidential
election by a landslide on Sat-
urday, heralding improved ties
with giant neighbour China
which claims the self-ruled is-
land as its own.
But President-elect Ma
Ying-jeou said he would only
consider signing a peace deal
with China, an offer Beijing has
made with conditions, if it
stopped aiming missiles at Tai-
China has claimed Taiwan as
its territory since the end of the
Chinese civil war in l949 and has
threatened to bring the island un-
der its control by force if nec-
essary. Taiwan says China has
more than 1,000 missiles aimed
atte i ln
'Cross-Strait relations have
stagnated, so we have to priori-

tize things," Ma told reporters

screamed, blew party hioitis and

(economic) relations, and then a
peace agreement.
But, he said, "before we can
talk about peace, we need to re-
move the threat".
Ma said he had no plans to
go to China but hinted that he
would visit other major nations
before taking office on May 20.
Japan and Singapore congratu-
lated him on Saturday.
Chinese President Hu Jintao
offered broad peace talks with
Taiwan earlier this month, but
under the so-called "one China"
policy, which defines the island
and the mainlarid as part of a
single country, a concept
Taiwan's current government re-
Ma also billed himself as
an economic revival president
anid inflation and wage con-
cerns that analysts said
swayed the vote.

Taiwan's main opposition Nationalist Party (KMT)
presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou celebrates wiSnning
the presidential election in Taipei March 22, 2008. The
Nationalist Party declared victory in presidential elections
on Saturday, heralding improved ties with giant neighbour
China whc laims the self-ruled island as its own.

after announcing his victory to set off fireworks in downtown
thousands of supporters who Taipei. "First is normalization of

unrest there inspired by Ti-
betan protests.
"No matter whether it's
Tibetan independence,
Xinjiang independence or Tai-
wanese independence, their
goal is all the same to cre-
ate chaos and split the moth-
erland," said a commentary on
the official Xinjiang news Web
site (www.tianshan net.com
"China and Beijing's hold-
ing of the Olympic Games in
2008 has led separatists at
home and abroad to believe
they have a golden opportu-
nity. To put it bluntly. if they
don't wreck things. they
won't feel comfortable, be-
cause they won't have
achieved their goal of sppiling
China's image."
German Foreign Minister
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
pressed Beijing to be more
open and let the rest of the
world see for itself what is
happening in Tibet.
"China is only hurting it-
self by preventing foreign ob-
servers from seeing what is go-
ing on," he told the Bild news-

papeijing has poured troops
into the region but has barred for-
eigners from entering Tibet and
some neighboring ethnic-Tibetan
A group of 29 Chinese dissi-
dents urged Beijing to open di-
rect dialogue with the Dalai
Lama. "We appeal to the
country's leaders to-directly en-
gage in dialogue with the Dalai
Lama. We hope to eliminate mis-
understanding between Han and
Tibetans," the group said in an
open letter e-mailed to reporters.
referring to the majority Hanl
Chinese officials are adamant
the discontent in Tibet, into
which Communist troops
marched in 1950, is being driven
by the "Dalai clique" of exiled
Tibetans, launching furious criti-
cism against the Dalai Lama,
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader.
"A handful of separatists....
undermined social stability
and harmony in Tibet. I don't
think this criminal action is
acceptable," state television
showed a senior Tibetan Bud-
dhist telling maroon-robed

KANGDINGt, China (Reuters)
- China said 19 people died in
riots in the Tibetan capital
last week and official media
warned against the unrest
spreading to the northwest re-
gion of Xinjiang, where
Uighur Muslims bridle under
Chinese control.
Eighteen were burnt or
haicked to death in the Lhasa vio-
enlce. Xinhua news agency said.
has repeatedly quoted officials

as saying separatists backed
by the exiled Tibetan spiritual
leader, the Dalai Lama, engi-
neered the protests.
But China's handling of
the unrest has been met by
mounting international con-
cern, overshadowing the run-
up to the Beijing Olympic
Games in August the host
wants to a celebration of its ar-
rival as a world power.
Xinhua said 18 civilians

and a policeman died in Lhasa.
A total of 382 people were
wounded, 58 seriously in the

protests which spilled over this
week into neighboring ethnic-
Tibetan areas-

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Tibetan monk gets medical aid during a protest in New
Delhi March 21, 2008. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

Exiled Tibetans claim as
many as 100 have died in the

The official media of the

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Taiwan's Ma wins election

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 28, 2008 5


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Body of missing English nurse found in pit in Jamaica

her body was fished from a
sewerage pit at her home in
this St James district.
It took the police, who were
assisted by firefighters, more
than seven hours to remove the

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FISHERMEN are counting
their losses after several boats
were destroyed and damaged
in Tobago by huge waves
which continue to pound the
Damage was expected to run
into millions of dollars.
Allan Stewart, assistant co-
ordinator of the National Emer-
gency Management Authority
(NEMA) in Tobago, told the Ex-
press that waves from 15 20
feet high continue to lash the
shore, reaching as far as the roads
in some areas.
Beaches from Store Bay to
Parlatuvier Bay remained closed
until further notice, because of
the conditions.
"We had a number of boats
and pirogues that were damaged

and destroyed in the Mount
Irvine, Black Rock and Ply-
mouth coasts," he explained.
The wall of a private
property in the Black Rock
area belonging to Lorraine
Brooks was also washed out
to sea, Stewart said. -
"The wall which was ad-
jacent to the sea was totally
washed away leaving the
swimming pool open to the
sea," he added. -
Stewart said a value could
not be placed on the losses as
yet but it could range in the
And at north coast
beaches in Trinidad as waves
more than 10 feet high contin-
ued to pound the beaches a
Lifeguard Patrol Captain said
Government should have

closed the beaches.
Up to late Friday the huge
waves continued to come in land
reaching past the lifeguard tow-
ers at Maracas, Tyrico and Las
Cuevas beaches.
Parts of the nearby water,
which are usually light in colour,
bore a deep blue as the waves
continued to plunge and remove
the sand. ,
Mukesh Jodhan explained
that lifeguards have no authority
to remove people from the
beaches, but could only give
caution and advise.
"This morning the conditions
of the water did not change," he
"Life guards keep warning
members of the public to be very
cautious about venturing into the
water. Some people listen-but

Others don't, especially when
they drink alcohol."
Tyrico Bay camper, Vena
Lutchman said the waves be-
came "very rough" in the wee
-hours of yesterday morning
causing her group and other
campers to flee their campsites.
"The night started out nor-
mal we even helped a Leather-
back Turtle return to the water
after she laid her eggs. But then
after 2 this morning (Friday) the
waves were very loud as they
crashed and the water started
coming into our tent. It was
very frightful," she said.
S"The beach, river and road
were like one. You could not see
anything because the water was
everywhere. It reached as far as
the road by the Tyrico Bay

Her group moved to higher
ground just before the entrance
to Tyrico Bay.
Fourteen lifeguards, 12
trainees and two patrol cap-
tains kept a constant watch over
both Tyrico and Maracas Bays.
As one lifeguard patrolled
the area on an ATV, two jet skis
and two ambulances were on
stand by in case of any emer-
gency. Police and fire officials
were also seen monitoring the
beach and campsite areas.
Some people headed into the
water, not heeding the red flags -
which were placed throughout the
beaches but the majority of
Trinidadians and tourists soaked
in the sand. Those close to the
shoreline kept moving in land as
the waves came in further after

At Las Cuevas Beach the
story was not different, the
waves continued to pound the
shores. Campers were also
forced to leave the lower area
and head for higher ground early;
yesterday morning.
Bathers were disappointed
but surfers were in their glee
heading out to the rough seas to
catch their ultimate waves.
"We are here to ensure that
people do not go far into the
water but we cannot stop them,
we can only advise them," ex-
plained trainee lifeguard Sheldon
As high tide came in the
group of 12 lifeguards pa-
trolled the beach, cautioning
bathers. Again some took
their advice but others in-
sisted on staying in the water.

alarmed after being unable to get
the"rMote onthe telephone
We have been calling her re-
peatedly. and have only been
successful in getting her voice
mail," said Yildiz. "This is not
like her to not return calls or not
to keep in touch."
The distressed daughter
said she got further 'danger sig-
nals' in the week after receiving

a 'strange' text message from her
moth r's h tefrommyone

mother because it was signed B
Scott and mommy would never
write that She would have writ-
ten mommy instead of B Scott,"
she said.
Residents of Somerton
said the late retired nurse was
"a very nice and kind indi-

corpse from the concrete-
sealed pit, after receiving in-
telhigence that she was
dumped there.
The body had a fractured
skull, believed to be caused by
a blunt instrument. An on-the-
spot post-mortem was per-
formed by government pa-
thologist Dr Murar-i Soruangi.
Scott, 61, who hasI been in
Jamaica since Janumi y and
was staying in this i us al com-
munity, went missinF last Fri-
In the meantimec. the po-
lice have stepped up their
search for Scott's lat erl. Omar
Reid, a 30-year-oldl labourer
whom they believes can1I assist
them with their in\ etigation
into Scott's death.
Reid, the police \:aid. has
not been seen sli~ce Scott
went missing.
"It is clear that there was
an established relationship be-
tween Omar Reid andl the de-
ceased woman, M is~ sarbara
Scott. She has been in Jlamaica
for over 20 years. He~ ar1e still
appealing with M) Reid to

come in because we still need to
speak to him," said Superinten-
dent Steve McGregor, head of
the St James police.
He also appealed to persons
who may have information about
Reid's wl ereabouts to pass it on
to the police.
The police said that Reid,
wh7o is ofj a dark complexion and
about isi feet, four inches tall, is
missing a few front teeth,
Frlomn as early as 7:00 Friday
molrniing. dozens of people gath-
credl at the crime scene as the
police and firemen moved into
the- area and began digging at the
pa' "n Search for the missing Brit-
ish womnan,
Se~veral at the scene expressed
horrIor and disbelief when Scott's
decomnposed body was finally
hloisted from the pit. Among them
wer~le the deceased's ex-husband-
Char~lic Jones, and their daughter,
Salina Jones Yildiz, who flew into
the island after they were informed
that th~e retired British nurse had
gone missing in Jamaica.
"Scott's family is here and
we are, trying our best to assist
them~ We do emphatise with the

situation they face, right now,
we continue to assist them," Su-
perintendent McGregor said.
Yildiz told the Observer ear-
lier this week that she and her
mother's two other children in
the United Kingdom became

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SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS have heard it said loud
and clear "the future belongs to the children." Now,
more than ever before, in this first decade of the 21st
Century, let it be given the strength of meaningful com-
mitment to make the difference to a new culture in our
Caribbean region of caring for today's and tomorrow's .
children. .
The visionary theme chosen for last week's 12th
Special Meeting in Georgetown of CARICOM's Council
go Huau R and Social CDe cement (COH OD) -r uj d
meaning by all member governments of our Commu-
nity associated with the text of the released Declaration.
The 20-point 'Georgetown Declaration' seeks to en-
sure, according to a statement from the Community Sec-
retariat, "the right of every Caribbean child to survival, de-
Ce ome t, Croome o, dgnity and participation within the
The concept is laudable, and we have no reason
to question the honesty of the participants in the
COHSOD meeting that resulted in the 'Georgetown Dec-
laration .
It is, nevertheless, quite relevant to remind not just
COHSOD but the Heads of Government Conference, the
primary organ of CARICOM, that the Declaration has
cme lntgafte the n eminlU rC nesn on onothe
munity are signatories,
Therefore, it is incumbent upon all of our govern-
ments to ensure realisation of the major objectives of
the UN Convention that undoubtedly would have had an
influence in helping to craft the 'Georgetown Declaration,
as an enabling instrument to give life to the concept of
building 'a region fit for children'.
We live at a most challenging time of change when

meb lliodn dae ling snead acr be aiur cn evnv
gar sexual and criminal acts are some of the social hor-
rors being faced at schools, homes and places of rec-
That their peers' behaviour pattern have contributed
to some of these problems, could be an admission
good for the soul with necessary or corrective exemplary
adjustments where they should begin.
Ultimately, some solutions can best evolve with col-
lective action that involves a partnership of governments,
piva 8 sector, tmed a), eliiuosi andsotherh civid s cey
and health sectors and, most certainly, parents and
No commitment dedicated to making this region 'fit
for children' can be meaningfully realized in the context
of the 'Georgetown Declaration' without all sectors
and segments of our societal life being involved in prac-
tical ways-
How, therefore, COHSOD goes about mobilising na-
tional/regional support for the 'Georgetown Declaration'
will be crucial to attaining its objectives. The educational
dimension would require active cooperation of national
institutions in, for instance, heath, education, the media
and communication technology.
We compliment the initiators of the 'Georgetown Dec-
Iaration' and look forward to an evolved partnership at
the national and regional level to make a qualitative dif-
ference in the lives of the region's children.

Why all the


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I wish to add to the list of
religious occasions
(Youman Nabi, Phagwah,
and Easter) being observed
during this weekend in
Guyana the observance of
my religion's (the Baha'i
Faith) New Year on March
21 called Naw Ruz.
Baha'is all over the world
(Guyana included) observe fast
for 19 days (from March 2 to
March 20) which is equivalent

to one Baha'i month
leading to Naw Ruz (New
Year) celebration. There are 19
months in the Baha'i calendar.
The 19-day period of fast-
ing ended at sunset last Thurs-
day (March 20), and ushered in
the beginning of the month of
Baha (Splendour) and the Holy
Day of Naw Ruz, the Baha'i
New Year.


As our Guyanese brothers
and sisters observe three im-
portant events in our non-
secular calendar of obser-
vances Youman Nabi,
Phagwah, and Easter, we
must not forget the messages
enshrined in these most holy
and sacred events in our re-
ligious convictions.
Whether Muslim, Hindu,
Christian, religious or atheist
the observance over this time
serves one common message to
believers and non believers
alike. It serves to remind us of
the importance of religion; the
principles, the teachings, norms,
values, goodwill, honesty and
practices that embrace one's
Today, we see a world and
itsdinhabit oisbdecmn es rer

ciples; principles that are propa-
gated by religion. We see a world
where morals and values seem to
be on a sharp rapid decline. We
see more and more the ills of this
society manifesting itself, be-
cause of reasons, which may in-
clude the lack of a 'living guide'.
As we join our fellow
Guyanese to observe
Youman Nabi, Phagwah and
Easter let us remember
their true meanings and try
to understand fully what the
connotations dictates, we
should use religion as our
living guide, especially at a
time when Guyanese must
be able to decipher between
good and evil and play their
part to ensure good suc-


TWhile I synmpatshise kiheall

stranded at the Piarco Inter-
national Airport, whether
they travelled First Class or
Economy Class, there must
have been a valid reason for
such a long and unexpected
My concern is why were Ms
Chanderpaul and her son high-
Eighted and apparently singled out
as the only passengers that were
inconvenienced. And to crown it
all, with total disrespect for all
other passengers, Ms
Chanderpaul highlighted her
son's chair did not arrive in
Guyana. Mr. Chanderpaul who
is highly respected by the
Guyanese public for his sterling
contribution to the game of
cricket, had an alternative to char-

ter an aircrf to transport his fam-

Having contact with his
stranded family in Trinidad via
mobile phone is a matter of fi-
nancial affordability, and conve-
nience and should not be high-
lighted and advocated to the
Guyanese public.
This is a niatter to be rec-
onciled by Caribbean Airline and
the Chanderpaul family.
As Guyanese, we
should demonstrate soli-
darity and unity in such
situations and live to our
national Motto of: 'One
People, One Nation, One
Destiny' and not
Chanderpaul's Destina-


I think it is very commend-
able that the leaders of this
country respect the cultures
of our diverse society, and
more-so, the freedom of all
the religions.
From March 20 24,
Guyanese countrywide will be
observing religious holidays.
The Muslims will be celebrat-
ing Youman Nabi; the Chris-
tians Good Friday, Easter Sun-
day and Easter Monday; and
the Hindus Phagwah.
Freedom of religion is con-
sidered by many in many na-
tions to be a fundamental hu-
man right and in Guyana free-
dom of religion is evident ev-
People living in this coun-
try, some of whom have moved
from foreign places to Guyana
are enjoying the right of free

dom of religion, which is mani-
fested in our society. People
have the freedom to believe in the
teachings, practices, worship, and
observance of any religion.
I have recognized in our so-
ciety, unlike many others, the
general acceptance to change re-
ligion or follow any religion of
preference is not a problem. The
government permits religious
practices and does not persecute
believers in other faiths.
I am quite sure over the
weekend I will see a diverse
population of our society en-
joying and participating in all
the holidays and I wish to
commend the Government for
allowing freedom of religion
and people of Guyana for sup-
porting each other.

Phillip De Castro

I wish to express my support
for the National Stake-
holder meetings. I think
this is one of the most out-
standing events that ever
took place in this country,
where all involved were al-
lowed to vent their concerns
and make suggestions.
I do hope that the most

practical solution will be
implemented and maintained.
I feel that this kind of meet-
ing should be an ongoing ac-
tivity of the State, and defi-
nitely we shall see positive
Long live Guyana.


Am I right in thinking that
the overly righteous Anthony
Wilson and Leon Jameson
Suseran are challenging
readers ,of the Guyana
Chronicle to examine the
history of the Catholic
Church? :
Could these gentlemen
clarify if such a dare is real; be-
cause I am md~re thiah willing to
indulge in such an exrcise!
As I watch these two
Christian souls thrive in vain
to humiliate MXQB Hackett,

I am reminded of what Johann
Gottlieb Fichte said: "What
sort of philosophy one
chooses depends, therefore,
on what sort of man one is;
for a philosophical system is
not a dead piece of furniture
that we can reject or accept as
we wish; it is rather a thing
animated by the soul of the
person who holds it."
The impending debate will
be revealing indeed.


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='-dides alltot Fr il
deadly forms of violence
and terror to take root.
Mor:ove d nociludl cn
an atmosphere where sh:/
he feels threatened, espe-
cially those children most
in need of guidance and
encouragement to focus,
to build self-esteem and a
sense of responsibility.
We ask: What is there
to lose? The long years of
having corporal punish-
ment on the law, books
and as education
'policy" in schools has
hardly served us well as
a nation, producing nei-
ther a more disciplined
nor a less violent society.
The evidence is all
around. So, why not do
things differently? Give
peaceful methods not
violence a chance in-
The simple, immedi-
ate step isto make ea
provision within the
Education Act to conclu-
sively stop corporal
punishment and the beat-
ing of children in our
schools. The time to do
so is now. We, the under-
signed, stand ready and
committed to provide
Our technical assistance
and moral support to
such a measure.
Vanda Radzik -
Educator, former HM
Wauna Nursery School,
MoE & UG Lecturer
Dr. Rupert
Roopnaraine Educator,
former Lecturer, UG &
Principal Critchlow
Labour College
Varshnie Smngh -
Chair, National Commis-
sion on the Rights of the
Child & Patron of Kids
First Foundation
Rev. Dr. Dale
Bisnauth former
Minister of Edut-ation
Dr. David Dabydeen -
Special Guyana Ambassa-
dor to UNESCO
Oswald Kendall -
former Chief Education
Omeier (rtd.)
Evelyn Hamilton -
Education Planner
Savitri Balbahadur -
Field Manager, Guyana
Basic Ed Teacher
Training Prog & former
Head of CPCE

Chil~dh (gts rdvuosene,
Member of National
Commission on the Rights

Steve of GI b Ilyd
Advocate for banning
Corporal Punishment &
Member of Education Task
Phillip Allsopp Civil
Olga Bone former
District Education Officer,
Chief Test Dev. Officer
MoE, Asst Registrar, Exams
Agnes Jones -Educator'
former Head, Nursery
Education Division, MoE
Dr. Frank Beckles -
Psychiatrist, Caribbean
Stress Management
Dr. Janice Jackson -
Educational Psychologist
Bonita Harris -
Parenting Educator
Danuta Radzik Child
Protection Advocate
Vidyaratha Kissoon -
Child Protection Advocate
Chantalle Smith Child
Rights Activist
Cheryrl Springer Editor
& Journalist,
Dereck Springer -
Director, Lifeline Counsel-
ling Services
Omattie Seaforth -
Country Director,
EveryChild Guyana
Andaiye Red Thread,
former Head Teacher (Ag,),
South Georgetown Govt.
Leila Jagdeo CEO,
Guyana Book Foundation,
former Secondary School
Josephine Whitehead -
Director, Help & Shelter
Denise Dias Director'
Alicea. Foundation,
Dr. Brian O'Toole -
Director of School of the
Nations & former Lecturer
in Education at UG
Sr. Mary Noel Menezes
RSM -Historian, UG
Fr. Malcolm Rodrigues
S.J. Physicist, former Head
of Dept. UG,
Dr. David Singh -
Environmentalist, St
Stanislaus College Alumni
Dr. Paloma Mohammed -
Sociologist & Social
Dr. Suraiya Ismail -
Director, Social Develop-
ment Inc.

i thank Freddy Kissoon for his
article in the Kaleteur News-
paper on the proliferation and
even invasion of Christian
Churches which hits the nail
right on the head with regards
to the financial resources at
their disposal and the "lure"
this enables them to have over
the numerous impoverished
peoples of our country.
maThe sme isrdhppng inu
tries and, given the declining fol-
lowers of the Catholic Church in
Europe and North America, the
Church has turned its attention
to the poor and hapless in Asia.
Africa, South and Central
America in particular.
I believe that the Hindu
and Muslim communities
should bring pressure to bear
on our government to ensure
that the numerous Christian

riga onedsinwth esitrets od
our country are legally there
as, in my opinion, these
people are not needed and are
in a way re-colonializing
Guyanese under another guise
of Christianity.
Guyana has more

than adequate religious bodies and
institutions to look after the spiri-
tual needs of our people. Can a
Hindu or Moslem priest gain easy
access to the populations of Eu-
rope and North America to
preach? I do not think so as there
are many visa and other barriers
to deter them from doing so.
Can I ask through what pro-
cedure are all of these "imported
d lhurrch offictal gatonte mr to
Guyana? Also, with all the numer-
ous buildings these Churches are
purchasing, do they pay property
tax or are they exempt from doing
l am also particularly worried
that there may be a lot of people
using this avenue to launder ill-got-
ten gains etc.
Finally, we do not need any
more Rabbi Washingtons or Jim
Joneses in this country.
fr wo uldM aprate a reply
and Foreign Affairs along with
further edification from the
likes of Freddy Kissoon and
other concerned individuals/or-

'rom Concerned Citizens &
;uyanese Educators of the
Old: School"
E: Encouraging Example
et by Jamaica's Minister of
education n in Support of Ban-
ning Corporal Punishment
We welcome and support the
publicly stated position of the
ew Minister of Education in
amaica, the Hon. Andrew
olness, that the widespread
violence in the society is to
be blamed, in part, on the cor-
poral punishment in all its
forms as administered to chil-
dren by teachers and parents
under the guise of discipline.
It is refreshing to hear a
minister from our Caribbean re-
gion address this issue in clear,
informed and intelligent manner.
His counterpart in Guyana (and
other territories of the Region)
would do well to take heart
from his statement and begin to
demonstrate leadership in push-
ing forward policies and legal re-
forms to correct this backward
and medieval practice.
In the case of Guyana, in
maintaining corporal punish-
ment, we are in breach of the
UN Convention on the Rights
of The Child which we as a na-
tion have solemnly ratified. By
reneging on the commitment to
uphold the principles enshrined
in this Universal Convention,
Guyana's integrity and credibil-
ity are compromised.
Violence breeds violence.
Guyanese have to grow a new
culture, one that "does not re-
sort to violence to counteract
the recalcitrant child." Mr.
Holness further makes the case
as follows: "We have done that
for many years, and do you
know what that passes to the
students? That the only way to
resolve a conflict is through vio-
lence, and what is being played
out in the society is reinforced
everyday by how we as a soci-
ety impart disciplinary instruc-
tion to our young people." The
Jamaican Minister of Education
has taken this exemplary stand
and calls simultaneously for
support from his community
and Youth organizations in par-

ticular to work as agents of
change in society.
Beating children at home
and in school not only. teaches
the child how to be violent but
also to expect violence as nor-
mal and acceptable behaviour. If
we start normalizing a young
child to violence as the legitimate
exercise of official authority and
power, we give a stamp of ap-
proval to violence and establish
it as normal and acceptable
behaviour in society. Jamaica's
Minister of Education is right
when he says that in addition to
teaching the child to be violent,
corporal punishment also erodes
the self-esteem and self-worth of
the child and this in turn may
result in deviant anti-social
We call on Guyana's legis-
lators led by the Minister of
Education and his Cabinet col-
leagues, on the Leader of the
Opposition and parliamentarians
on all sides of the House to take
a principled and collective stand
against violence in our society.
Legislate against corporal pun
ishment on the fast track!
Finding alternatives to vio
lence and developing a Culture
of Peace for Development is one
of UNESCO's stated themes for
its work in Education in Guyana
and within the Region. We en-
dorse this approach and urge
UNESCO in Guyana to pro-ac-
tively encourage this principle
within our Education sector. We
have seen vividly how our
country's casual use of violence
every day in our society in the
home, at school, at recreation, in
some lyrics of the popular mu-
sic blared out in public places ev-
erywhere, and in some media's
sensational images that resonate
with violent content can make
us numb. Sad to say, even in
some churches the call goes up
for violence against children, urg-
ing the rod of correction while
disregarding the humane non-
violent teachings, theologies and
practices at the core of all the
great religions of the world.
It is an iron-clad fact: The
culture of legalized violence
against children in schools

I visited the Irene Madray
Recreational Arts and Re-
source Centre at Cane Grove
twice during my stay in
Guyana. I was lucky to be
able to spend time with both
parent and children attends
felt very fortunate to have a
place where their children can
learn to read, borrow books,
get homework help, use the
computer and immerse them-
selves in arts and crafts. They
are grateful and show their
gratitude by volunteering and
partaking in activities and be-
ing part of the 'centre fam-

I was privileged to view the
tape of the 2008 Mash march of the
chie from the centre maching

holding the banner of the centre, and
to also view the concert they held
afterwards for the parents and the
village community. I was amazed
at what I saw. I saw what symbol-
ized the National Spirit of Guyana.
I saw the multi-racial make-up of the
children, the parents and the volun-
teers of the centre. They were all
marching, holding proudly the Flag
of Guyana. These were not Indo-
Guyanese, Afro-Guyanese, Mus-
lim, Hindu or Christian Guyanese,
These were Guyanese and they
were marching through their village
to celebrate the day their country
became a Republic. The pride was
evident in the young faces. And, as
I watched the march and the dignity
in the young ones, I suddenly re-
membered quite clearly the last
stanza of Guyana's National An-
Dear Land of Guyana, to
you will we give .
Our homage, our service
each day that we live;
God grant you, great
Mother, and make us to be
More worthy our heritage -
land of the free.
And, I knew that I was wit-
nessing the true essence of what
embodies the fiber of being
Guyanese: The pride displayed
in the songs sang at the concert
and the overall absence of racism
warmed my heart. I was watch-

ing these young minds, mothers
and volunteers sending a potent
message to the rest of Guyana.
The message they so energetically
sang in the National Anthem of
their country and words they sol-
emly slpok when the yree te tche
These children are proud of
their heritage and their country and
it showed in their bright faces and
energetic march. But would it
last? Or, would the news and
commercials on TV, words whis-
pered by adults, public speeches
by politicians, and radio broad-
casts all work to corrupt their
minds? And, would that make
them to look at their skin, their
hair and their house of worship
and affix labels of colour, race and
rehigin Or can we save them and
To cherish and defend forever
The State that gave them birth
Or, do we explain to them the
meaning of:
One People, One Nation, One
From what I saw, they were
One People marching for One Na-
tion towards One Destiny,
Sadly, I do not know how many
saw and heard it but Idid. I will never
forget the way I felt, watching and lis-
tening to those young voices. It is
called patriotism and being proud to
be a Guyanese. I sincerely hope that
will never change. We all can leamn
from those young innocent minds.
Because, if we as Guyanese can un-
derstand that we are one people, one
nation then we will work together to-
wards one destiny building a coun-
try that will make us all proud.
The answer we are all looking
for in this time of crisis in our
country, the balm to heal our
wounds and the reassurance we
craved is right there in a small ru-
ral village located 22 miles from
Georgetown and seven miles off
the Mahaica Public Road. That
place is called Cane Grove.
The answer lies in the
young uncorrupted minds of the
innocent who truly believe in
their sacred heritage and their
united land of six peoples.


sphere on a regular basis will
cause Mr. Ogunseye to see
once again that the current

administration which

Guyanese must compete for the
job position because better ef-
ficiencies are always what cre-

Ithepeople ate growth in the country which
to assume must trade, then his bitterness
ulse they will change when he starts to
Ynon-dis- think of "his" country rather
d ofeco- than "his" people.
Sadd, so- Mr. Sam Hinds
anseye can will take to the BBQ some
Ideed, and of the best 'yellow-crystal'
lople need sugar in the world for the
nore jobs lime-wash. The children
vill make shall all play happily and
citizens enjoy the sunshine, and
would Mr. Ogunseye would be
darknesss then ready to assume
true mean- the higher office of Presi-
rsonlsome- dent of our dear -land of
y criticised Guyana and uphold the
for not be- prosperity for ALL '

How can your readership not
respond to the poignant let-
ter from Mr. Clement J
Rohee on this day of
We are looking at a battle-
field where two men stand in
apposition, one who has seen
the light and decided con-
sciously where to stand, and the
other, a myopic person in
whose body is infused with bit-
terness due to a desire to fulfill
his own ambitions governed by
his ego, jealousy, and biasness.
Mr. Rohee, writing as a
humble private citizen without
his authority of the administra-
tion, gives all of us a picture of

exactly what is wrong in
Guyana. The evil that has en-
gulfed. Mr. Tacuma Ogunseye
could be diminished and even be
eliminated when he is brought to
see the light that is why we
are reminded of Phagwah, bum
to ashes one's evil thoughts and
actions and find a renewed self.
Mr. Ogunseye needs to ac-
cept an invitation from Mr.
Rohee to attend a backyard BBQ
party attended by the likes of
Mr. Samuel Hinds, together with
their immediate families.
Mr. Ogunseye will contribute
some beer, or peanut punch, for re-
frshments.'Thefriendly debate that
ensues and continues in this atmo-

of Guyana allo
office is their
have agenera'
crimination i
nomics, and
cially. When
open his mix
see that who
is the availal
mnthe country
them more re
and happier,
have grown out c~


and appreciate the 1
ing of being afairpe
thing he apparently)
Mr.L FS Burnham

When he sees that


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the observation that:
"The lives of the
CARICOM people continue to
hover mn the shadow of a gap
between aspiration and fulfill-
ment; between the potential for
betterment and the reality of
"The ominous look created
by pressures from the domes-
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ment serve to urgently remind
that a people's welfare is an
outcome of the interaction with
the local and global environment
and of the quality and function-
ing of the institutions to shape
this interaction..."
A relevant companion pub-
lication, perhaps serving as a
more appropriate reference
source of basic information for
students and researchers, on ba-
sic information, which was also
done to coincide with the
Community's 30th anniversary
and released two years earlier
prior to the current collection,
and viewed as a handbook, is:
'CARICOM Our Caribbean
.Community: An Introduction'.
It is a 503-page publication,
that was offered by the Com-
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for young Caribbean. But even
to those already knowledgeable

about the Caribbean, it is a trea-
Apart from 'CARICOM
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other publications recently re-
leased as part of the UWI/
CARICOM Project are:
'Production Integration in
CARICOM From Theory To
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(Michael Manley Professor of
Public Affairs/Public Policy,
UWI Mona) and Kenneth
Based on the outcome of a
high-level seminar that was
organised by the UWI, it re-
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policy makers in government
and the private sector as well as
regional institutions who have
sought to identify the opportu-
nities for promoting production
integration in CARICOM as
well as the policy and institu-
tional arrangements that will be
necessary to achieve its objec-
'Understanding Interna-
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Perspective' -by Edwin
Laurent, former Brussels-based
ambassador to the European
Union for countries of the
Organisation of Eastern Carib-
bean States (OECS) and current
head of International Trade and
Regional Cooperation at the

Commonwealth Secretar.
In a lucid account of
one hundred pages, ~that i
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tions between the Caribbea
the EU for an Econ
Patnership Agreement (
the author explains the <
plexities, intricacies, diplor
foot-works and challenges
face small and developing r
in international trade
globalised world.
In discussing 'the wa)
ward', Laurent argues that
successful in the pursuit of
objectives, "small countries
those of CARI{
have no option but to be a
tious and courageous."
He feels that, when a
sary, "they will even have
prepared to change the prez
of the~debate, expanding
encompass more fundan
issues such as develop
considerations, equity an
right of all countries to p*
pate on a sustainable basis
global trading system..."
Interestingly, som
these very consideration
been raised in the contr
sial arguments over the
negotiations concluded
tween the Caribbean an
European Commission.

By Rickey Singh
national or else with little
more than a passing interest
in today's Caribbean Com-
munity and Common Market
(CARICOM), will find a trea-
sure of information and
analyses in the latest collec-
tion of books released by Ian
Randle Publishers as a joint
project of the CARICOM
Secretariat and the Univer-
sity of the West Indies.
What could well inspire
reading also of the collection of
seven publications all of
which should now be available
at leading bookstores across the
Caribbean region, including the
UWI's -is a bookjust released
separately by Ian Randle on
'The Political History of
CARICOM' by Anthony
First published in 1980, it
is a significantly revised and up
dated new edition of developm-
mentss since then, spanning the
past 27 years in CARICOM's
political. and economic history,
by the author, a Professor of
Politics at the University of
Sh &iel wh bh a w 6ite et n
international relations.

has ma eld to tay the apyan
of burdensome quotes, cliches
and jargon to offer narrative on

the background to the formation
of.CARICOM, its struggles for
survival, progress and failures
that makes for easy and com-
pelling reading. In addition,
there is a wealth of useful refer-
ences, select bibliography and
.There are some rather strik-
ing observations by Payne
in his concluding chapter on
'The Paradox of Regional Inte-
gration on the Caribbean' in
his assessment of CARICOM's
political history.
For example, his contention
that even up to early 2007 (at
the time of his writing), with
Caribbean regional integration
"still a tender plant," it would
be "foolish to discount entirely
the possibility that the structure
that has been laboriously created
might at some point
collapse...Nothing in the politics
of the contemporary Common-
wealth Caribbean in an era of
globalisation can be judged to be
that firm..."
Ian Randle-'s publication
earlier this year of Payne's re-
vised narrative of CARICOM's
political history, is a welcome
adi ionoc to sh vr usefl e
books released last year focused
en vaius nao aspt roa the
movement that is now in its
35th year of existence. These

'CARICOM ~Sihgle Mar-
ket and Economy-Genesis
and Prognosis', jointly edited
by Professor Kenneth Hall
(former UWI Principal, Mona
Campus and current Governor
General of Jamaica) and Myrtle
Chuck-A-Sang (Project Director
for the UWI/CARICOM pub-
Based on informed essays
and discourses by some of the
region's key players and
commentators in governance,
politics, integration processes,
academia, social and economic
developments, international
trade, labour and law, this pub-
lication, as explained, was pre-
pared with four primary groups
in mind layliersons; stu-
dents; academicians; and politi

'New Directions'
As one of two major publi-
cations commissioned as part of
activities to mark the 30th an-
niversary. of CARICOM, the
concluding chapter on 'Beyond
Thirty Charting New Direc-

his death 27 years ag
Marc 29, 1 81'TeEi

iams Memorial Collec
(EWMC), the project th;
volves the extensive writi
the historian Prime Minl
including his seminal 'C
ism and Slavery', was cel
nially launched on Marc
1998, at the St Augustine
pst ntdts Uni ersiey c
States Secretary of State,
In his address
the inauguration cerert
Powell, whose own Jam
roots became a toast wh
became the first
American Secretary of
had declared Williams
tireless warrior in the i
against colonialism, amor
marry other achievement.
scholar, politician and in
tional statesman..."
The 'Memorial Colle
consists of Williams' Re!
Library. Archives and Mr
and forms part of UNE:
prestigious 'Memory (
A wo ill fr research
somle 7,000 volumes, as y
.correspondence, spec
manuscr~ipts. historical wr
.conference documents a
Irhe miuseu m co~ni
wealth of me~morabilia.
W'illiams cra, mecluding col

(Pleasie turn to page o

By Rickey Singh
10th annivecrsary of the inau-
guration of an educational
project to commemorate the
memor) of Dr Eric W\illiams.
founding father of Trinidad
and Tobago', independence
and one of the most distin-
guished political leaders of
the ECa ibbean.imCnnl,
daughltr ofI the hlmoliTnI and
statesma: n w~ho' was~ te pri-
ma~r) motl I I-f the project, has
reca~lledl ;n a itaemelnl o~n
Thursdy hiowr intrestc- inl the
writing\ and discourses~ of the

hadJ growr n inte~rnatiornally sine



on C AO n

The Eric Williams

IVImorila Collectin

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he Eric Williams Memorial ...
(From page eight)
e translations in seven languages of his most famous work,
apitalism and Slavery' available in Russian, Chinese and Japa_
se, among others, and to have its Korean translation released
ter this year.
According to the EWMC management, during the past 10
ars the project has initiated a biennial essay competition for
udents that encompassed 155 schools in 17 Caribbean coun-
ies, co-sponsored by the Jamaica National Bicentenary.
It has, over the years, also established an annual lec-
Ireship -programme at Florida International
university; collaborated with the Mayor of London in his
007 'Slave Trade Bicentenary Lecture Series'; and
artnered with the University of Sheffield in Britain in
mnual one-day seminars for 60 Caribbean Masters and
octoral students as the first such undertaking at the Uni-
ersity of the West Indies.

L. rY~I~I'

_L_ __


Hillary Clinton-Barack
la Democratic Prima-
with many good ideas,
uning for far too long.
wo candidates operate
marathon runners, slow-
he pace of bringing clo-
to the Primaries. But
nting good ideas alone is
sary but not sufficient;
candidates have to dem-
'ate how the ideas would
a difference to America
he world. Whoever does
'how' effectively, will
the advantage of not
increasing the pace to
t a remarkable closure to
rimaries, but will se-
the Democratic Presi-
ial nomination.
bama does the 'how' quite
in his platforms. One ex-
e follows. Obama's website

c-ampaign platfrms aggressitely
and comprehensively address
several issues of concern to Af-
rican Americans. And these is-
sues pertain to reducing poverty,
revitalizing urban areas, and em-
powering Black Americans.
Clinton's campaign platforms
show nothing to match Obama's
comprehensive efforts on this
count. And so, this is why
Obama is ahead of Clinton in the
delegate count.
Clinton's website has
'strengthen the middle class' as
top of the list of issues. And
this refers pretty much to the
White middle class. Others in-
clude providing affordable
healthcare, ending the war in
Iraq, energy independence, ful-
filling our promise to veterans,
supporting parents and children,
restoring America's standing in

Ihe world. being a champion Ior
women, comprehensive govern-
ment reform, and strengthening
our democracy.
Editor of The Journal of
Blacks- in Higher Education,
Theodore Cross argues that
Clinton is fast moving toward
the political center and becoming
a moderate. And she refrains,
too, from explicitly presenting
Black programs because her
campaign believes that she could
lose voters that she needs; mean-
ing, I suppose, 'White voters'.
In effect, Liberalism bas be-
come a bitter pill for Clinton,
following closely in the foot-
steps of Democratic candidates
in the recent past in both Pri-
maries and Presidential Elec-
tions. These Democratic candi-
dates lost. And so, Clinton has
to redefine herself quickly, as a

lberal. 11 she i- going 10 brecome
the come-back lad as her hus-
band did so successfully. Obama
persists with Liberalism in a
large way and is more in sync
with Democratic traditions.
President George Bush won
reelection for another four years
in 2004, due to the Democrats'
lack of a political vision. The
then Democratic Presidential
candidate, Senator John Kerry's
inability to present a political
vision happened because of his
uneasiness with a 'Liberal' label.
A small case in point was
when Senator John Kerry was
asked in the Debate as to
whether he was a Liberal. Kerry
emitted a response that sug-
gested that he was a 'condi-
tional' Liberal. Further, the Re-
publicans, on several occasions,
labelled him as doubly more lib-

eral than S~natorr Eduasrd
In another Debate, a former
Democratic Presidential candi-
date, Michael Dukakis was
asked whether he was a mem-
ber of the American Civil Lib-
erties Union (ACLU promot-
ing and defending Liberal posi-
tions). Dukakis gave an apolo-
getic response. In effect, it's as
if to be liberal is to be evil and
unattractive to voters. At any
rate, their behaviours are not in
compliance with the Democratic
tradition. And so, too, is
American Liberalism is char-
acterized by the following: (1)
More focused on inequality; (2)
more inclined to use government
to reduce inequality; (3) more
concerned to sustain freedom of
expression and a separation of
Church and State; (4) more in-
clined to change the moral value
system for the good of society;
and (5) more disinclined to have
a large military force and use
military power internationally.
Of course, American Conserva-
tism represents the other side of
these characterizations.
But Conservatives are more
than what are suggested here:
Conservatives have exerted
enormous efforts to destroy
American Liberalism, solely in
economic terms; where people's
lives and their relationships
with each other become similar
to and totally influenced by
market dynamics, distinctly
identified through the cash
nexus; and no attention paid to
the increasingly unequal playing
field. Individualism or 'taking
care of number one' then be-

comes the name of the game and
where mutual obligations and
responsibilities take a back seat.
Some people believe that the
Democratic Party has deserted
the Liberalism that emerged dur-
ing the Progressive and New
Deal eras. The dominant ideas in
these epochs were the notion of
a welfare State, where the gov-
ernment was expected to sustain
full employment, organize stan-
dards of life and labour, regulate
business competition, and create
social security. These ideas are
quite consistent with the above
principles of Liberalism.
However, abandonment of a
liberal vision has produced an
ideological and political paraly-
sis, where the Democrats con-
sistently woo just the middle
class and the tiny group of
'undecideds'. This approach
implies that the Democratic
Party showed no vision of mar-
shaling and sustaining liberal
political ideas in its last two na-
tional electoral encounters in
2000 and 2004.
Liberalism cannot be pre-
sented in an ad hoc manner;
Liberalism has to be consis-
tently disseminated as a co-
herent and comprehensive
message. The Democrats
failed to stage a sustainable
message of Liberalism in the
2000 and 2004 Presidential
Elections. And only Obama
has a sustainable message of
Liberalism in today's elec-
toral engagements.

tatorial behaviour will not go
In press release issued over
the weekend, McKoy said:
"Corlette often comes into dis-
pute with Councillors, including
those on the PNCR side of the
Regional Democratic Council,
for disallowing their views that
either differ or counter his... "
Noting that Corlette is mis-
taken to believe that no one has
the right to challenge him as
Chairman, McKoy said that

this is wrong, and insisted that
he will continue to stand up,
without hesitation to Corlette
whenever and wherever he at-
tempts to deny him or any of
the other Councillors the right
to be heard.
Insisting that his stance at
the meeting in question was the
"most appropriate demonstra-
tion" of his ability to stand up
to anyone who tries to deny or
suppress his right to be heard,
McKoy said: "The PPP fought
long and hard for the right to
freedom of expression which is
allowed in its abundance today
[and that] Corlette has no mo-
n poly on free speech in the

Adamant that the Chairman
may have the wrong approach
to dealing with Councillors,
McKoy noted that during his
sojourn as Councillor, he has
observed Corlette's attitude to
be 'dictatorial, domineering,
self-centred and suppressive'.
He further stated that,
"they" are all legitimately
elected Councillors of Region
Four in their respective constitu-
encies, adding that the constitu
ency that he (McKoy) repre-
sents on behalf of the PPP/C,
expects him to defend, protect
and secure his rights.

"I give all assurance I will
not be forced into a passive
role. I will stand up to the
PNCR or anyone who attempts
to impose their bully tactics,"
he asserted.
And contending that the
Chairman needs to recognize his
disrespect for refusing to
recognize the rights of other
Councillors, McKoy concluded:
"We are all in the business of

(Please turn to page 10)

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BANKS O/H urges you
to fly your kites
in wide open spaces


Calrl and
order tod~ay

3/23/2008, 11:08 PM

S. Democr at s moving

way from their roots

- Kwamne


PLE'S Progressive Party/
c (PPP/C) Councillor on
Region Four Regional
iocratic Council, Mr.
me McKoy, who was ex-
d from a council meet-
by Regional Chairman,
nent Corlette last Tues-
, said the chairman's "dic-


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Bank institutes Insolvency Act against defaulters


,ity to rise again and agai
despite the bad things th;
befall us. While we are r
sponsible for much of what
ilot good in our society toda
I also believe that we ha
within ourselves the key I
make things better,

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$30.2M in un pard judgments

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In aid of building of a Mandil


By Keith Burrowes

ON my way down to work one
morning recently, I happened
to pass through the La Peni-
tence Market, admittedly at a
time when the events of the
past few months were still
weighing very heavily on my
Perhaps I expected some-
thing else, some air of sadness
hanging over the place. What I
saw, in fact, was the opposite.
The market was in full swing:
People going about their busi-
ness; laughing; examining goods;
all very animated and very much
Those of you who've been,

for ex m l, i g b cit and
that is evident on the faces of
your fellow passengers on the
risebeoween any s o stadonsas
far as I can remember, lasted
long with Guyanese.
boThis hoheda weekends om-
hope is somehow ingrained in
Our national culture. At a time
when things are not of the Dest,
we have a long holiday week-
end, purely by coincidence, in
which we celebrate three sepa-
rate days of hope, observed by
our three major religions. There
is Easter, with its significance of
the resurrection after the.cruci-

fixion of Jesus Christ and the
hope he brought to the world;
there is Youman Nabi which cel-
ebrates the birth of the Prophet
Muhammad, whose influence
has changed the world for the
better; and there is Holi, or
Phagwah, which is a celebration
of the triumph of faith in good
over the fear caused by evil, as
illustrated by the story of
:We live in a world where
pedple experience real hunger,
real war, tremendous natural di-
sasters that take hundreds of
lives at one fell swoop. We have
nobe of that here, something

those who constantly preach
negativity and that the end is
near for Guyana should at least
acknowledge. I sometimes find
it difficult to understand the
doom-and- gloom scenario that
some try to paint about living
in Guyana at present, even
while they .insist on staying
It is not that we shouldn't
acknowledge our problems but
we also need to dedicate our
minds to focusing on the tremen-
dous hope which exists, and
work to make a better future a
reality. When it comes to sum-
ming up my feelings concerning

what exists and what is possible
or even promised, a poem by Ian
McDonald, called 'Still', comes
to mind, part of which reads:

Yes it is as you say
But let us get one thing straight
There is beauty in the world...
And the star-tree blossoms in
the night
Night that will have an end.

There is something truly in-
domitable about the Guyanese
spirit, anid that is what I think I
witnessed in the La Penitence
Market the other day. As a
people, we are, at the core, genu-

inely and uniquely happy...
and good. You see it in the
level of dedication of a number
of Guyanese who work above
and beyond the normal call of
duty to make this country a bet-
ter place. We are friendly and
extremely hospitable, even in
the worst of times.
I titled this column 'The
Triumph of Hope' because I
believe the central theme of
this weekend, with all of itA
religious holidays, is one thai
is particularly relevant to
Guyana at present: Resurree-
tion, birth and redemption. I
believe that we have the abij-

d in


It to




of $8h 2509 713, granted
In the matter of unp:
judgments, there was no cur
stayhf excto en eorou
offenders that one of the co
qhuences sf not com lilngh
is that tey wil have conuni
an act of insolvency for wl
insolvency poeedin s ma
instituted agai t them.
They went on to state:
however, you have a count
set-off or cross-demand wf
equals or exceeds the ame
claimed by the Bank in resl
of the judgment, and which
;could not set up in the ac
Sin which the judgment was
tained, you must, within t
days, apply to the Court to
aside this notice by filing \
the Registrar an affidavit to

abovnoh ces were issued
Ms. Marcia Nadir-Sharma, tl
Bank's Attorney-at-Law. T
os ah frst tme otla h is
to sue clients.
Insolvency proceedings a
(Please turn to page 11)

Notice being served on them to
pay the respective judgments at
the prescribed rate of interest
with costs.
Insolvency noticeS, dated
March 5, 2008, have been
served on Lindsay.and Marjo e
White of Plantation Cottag ,
West Coast Berbice for $1 ,

Local bank, GNCB, has, for
the first time, used the Insol-
vency Act to sue four default-
ing clients and to collect un-
paid judgments amounting to
$30, 245, 476.
Under the: Insolvency Act,
defaultmng clients have within
seven days of the Insolvency

723, 120, for which sum final
judgment was granted since
September 2, 2002-
Notices have also been
served on Sodeen Lall of Lot 50
'B' No 11 Village, West Coast
Berbice for final judgment total-
ling $1,420,778 granted since
1997; on Eon Small of 60 Sixth
Street, Alberttown,
Georgetown, for a final judg-
ment totalling $5, 521, 865
granted in January, 2005; and
on Mookram Muneshwar and
Dasmat Muneshwar of Mora
Point, Mahaicony, East Coast
Demerara, for a final judgment

(From page nine)

tion governing Region Four."
ob- ',McKoy was suspended I
hree Tuesday\after his motion cc
set 'demning the Lusignan massa
with :: was rejected by Oppos~iti
the conilswhsbsqe
left the Region Fodir Regio
SDemocra'tic Council(RD
A \ statutory.meeting.
The motion raised was
Condemnation of the Lusign
massacre where 11 people, i
eluding fiver children, were bl
i tally gunned down by an app
Sent terrorist gang.
The motion also called 1
the unequivocal support for 1
efforts of The Joint Services a
riyAto lnthe government's National Se
SIt further called on the R
S and Councillors to help p
nt eltios inR ~n Four
The incident came about
cause McKoy continued to
iterate his position on the issl
citing various references, one
which entailed the Unit
States' report on Xarcot
which the Opposition coun
lors deemed irrelevant to the
sue at hand and as such, he \
subsequently suspended fr
the meeting.

Chronclae foloing che di
tion, McKoy said the behavi.
of the Main Opposition col
cillors was a clear indication
t NC age ia oof saying <

"They seem to give th
Sympathy but then, on
\other hand, all their actil
Give comfort to the crimi
Elements in our society. A
!this is a development we n
to watch, and we need
judge the records of
PNCR and see how resp
r. sible we are on these imp
tant national issuess" he s*


The tr iumph of 'Hope'

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 23, 2008 11

Tib etan Independence

Bank institutes Insolvency Act ...
(From page 10)
low a Creditor, in this case GNCB, to approach the Court for a declaration that a defaulted
customer is insolvent; and the appointment of a receiver, with a view to investigate the debtor's
possible asset/property' and dispose of such assets for the benefit for the creditor.
Assuming that a Debtor/defaulted customer fails to satisfy an insolvency notice that is is-
sued, the Creditor can petition the Courts for a declaration of insolvency and the appointment of
a receiver. When a perjon is declared to be insolvent, that person is precluded from disposing of
all of his assets until the debt is satisfied and the Receiver takes control and porssesl on o.f all the
Debrar's assets
According to the general manager, the Bank will go to the extreme in that they
will utilise all options available in the legal system to rec~o\er the monies owe~d it as it
is tax-payers' money. The Bank: also plans going after some sery .hig fishes' that also one
it money. (George Barclay)

Thle G~overnment of Guyatna (G;OG) has concluded a Loan Contract #i 1551I-SY!GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the
proceeds ofthis Loan will be applied to the financing ofthe implementation of the Fiscal
and Finaneial Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-components
(i) Tax Policy and Administration;
(ii) Public Sector -Financial Management; and
(iii) Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight

The overriding aim of the FFMP is to build detective and sustainable executive and
oversight capacities in the Guyana Revenue Authority (G;RA), the Ministry of Finance
(MOF), and the National Assembly [Economic Services Committee (ESC) and Public
Accounts Committees (PA4C)].

The PEU., on behalf of the National A assembly, hereby invites suitable qualified S uppliers
to tender for the supply of Books for the Parliamentary Library of the National Assembly:

The relevant details pertain~ing to the above-mentioned procurement can be uplifted as
Secretarv/ Aidministr~ative Assistant
Program Execution U~nit (PEU)
Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP)
National Assembly
Telephone: 227-7026/27
Telefax: 227-7026
Email: ffmpgpeu nationalassembly@yahoo.com

TIenders must be delivered mn envelopes to the following addressed and clearly
marked :
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Attn: TIhe Cllerk of the National Assembly and deposited in the T'ender Box at:

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By Gwynne Dyer

THE monks who marched
through Lhasa on March 10
to mark the anniversary of
the Tibetan uprising against
Chinese rule in 1959 did not
want to wreck China's Olym-
pic year, but they knew that
Chinese troops would be less
likely to shoot them this year
than most. And so it proved:
The monks were arrested,
but the crowds of Tibetans
who gathered on the follow-
ing days to demand their re-
lease were not harmed.
The dilemma facing the
Chinese troops was that if they
didn't shoot, the crowds would
inevitably grow bigger, for most
Tibetans dream of independence
and fear that the mass immigra-
tion of Han Chinese to Tibet is
a form of cultural genocide. By
Friday, March 14, the crowds
had become so bold that it was
they who turned to violence. at-

tacking Chinese civilians in
Lhasa and looting and burning
Chinese-owned shops, banks
and hotels.
The Chinese news agency,
Xinhua, said that ten people
were killed in Lhasa on Friday.
The Tibetan government-in-exile
said that 80 were killed, and ac-
counts by foreign, tourists in
Lhasa support the higher figure.
But so far, by most accounts,
the victims have mostly been
Han Chinese settlers killed by
angry Tibetans.
This doesn't fit the simple
foreign narrative of peaceful
protesters and wicked Chinese,
but nationalism, whether Ti-
betan or Fijian, is not an inher-
ently tolerant and peaceful phe-
nomenon. Foreign troops who
hold their fire are still foreign
occupiers, and innocent Chinese
civilians who were encouraged
by their own government to
come and set up businesses in
Lhasa are still unwelcome for-

eign agents of cultural geno-
All the players are sticking
to their scripts. China insists
that "the recent sabotage in
Lhasa was organized, premedi-
tated, and masterminded by the
Dalai clique" (the Dalai Lama
is Tibet's exiled spiritual
Qiangba Puncog, the pup-
pet chairman of the Tibetan
Autonomous Region, vows that
"the plot of the separatists will
fail." They have to say that, as
otherwise, they would have to
admit that Tibetans to be ruled by China.
The Diilai Lama insists that
he is not seeking Tibetan inde-
pendence from China, but only
more autonomy for Tibet's cul-
ture and its Buddhist faith. As
the violence in Tibet intensi-
fied, however, he had to harden
his line. "Ultimately, the Chi
nese government is clinging to
policy, not looking at the real-

ity," he told the BBC on 15
March. "They simply feel they
have guns so they can control.
Obviously, they can control.
But they cannot control human
Foreign governments urge
China to "exercise restraint," but
they carefully avoid questioning
Beijing's right to rule Tibet. And
with the unrest spreading to
ethnically Tibetan regions of
neighboring Chinese provinces
- hundreds of monks from
Labrang monastery marched
through the town of Xiahe in
Gansu province on March 14
- the -time may soon come
when -Beijing decides it has to
crush all dissent by force regard-
less of the impact on the Olym-
Horce will succeed, as it has
before. The 1959 uprising was
crushed; the 1989 demonstra-
tions in Tibet were crushed; and
the current unrest there will be
crushjed as well. Tibet's only
chance to recover its indepen-
dence will come if and when
there is a change of regime in
China. -
China did not traditionally
seek to expand beyond the
boundaries of the Middle King-
dom, art agrarian society that
lived in the north Chinese plain
and the river valleys of south-
ern China. The non-Chinese
territories that now make up

the western third of the coun-
try the deserts and oases of
Muslim Xinjiang and the high
plateau of Tibet were not
conquered by the Chinese, but
rather swept into the same
Mongol empire that conquered
China itself in the 13th Cen-
Since the Mongol (Yuan)
dynasty ruled from Beijing, Ti-
bet came to be seen as a Chi-
nese possession, but the sub-
sequent (ethnically Chinese)
Ming dynasty took little inter-
est in it. When another foreign
nation of mounted nomads, the
Manchus, conquered China in
1644, they too brought Tibet
under Beijing's rule and
when the Manchu dynasty was
finally overthrown in 1911, Ti-
bet again slipped from China's
control. For the next 40 years,
Tibet was effectively indepen-
The Chinese Communists
seized power in 1949, and in-
vaded Tibet the following year
on the argument that "what was
once ours is ours forever." So
long as they hold power in
Beijing, they will also hold Ti-
bet but an interesting anal-
ogy comes to mind. For the his-
tory of the Baltic States -
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia -
is not very different.
They fell under the rule of
the expanding Russian empire

in the 18th Century, but re-
gained their independence after
revolution overthrew the
Tsarist regime in 1917. They
lost .it again when the Soviet
Union invaded them in 1940 -
but got it back when the Com-
munist regime in Moscow col-
lapsed in 1991. And the main
motive for their drive for inde-
pendence was fear that their
languages and cultures were be-
ing submerged by a wave of
Russian immigrants.
As with the Baltic States,
so too with Tibet. If there is
ever a change of regime in
Beijing, then a window of op-
portunity will open and Ti-
bet will have a couple of
years to establish its inde-
pendence before a new gov-
ernment emerges in Beijing
that feels compelled to hold
onto it in deference to Chi-
nese nationalist sentiment.
But that window is not open

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tees the right to free expression,
places a number of restrictions
on that right.
The jurisprudential basis
for these restrictions were lu-
cidly explained by Chief Justice
Wooding in Collymore -v- A.G
of T&rT 12WIR at p. 9
`.. individual freedom in
a~ny rimrmunity is never abso-
rlute ` person in an ordered
anl be free to be anti-
>r the protection of his
I'' : regard to the conflict_
myL ;i; and freedoms of oth-
rs ; ol, freedom will become
lInl le~ and end in anarchy.
Conse~quently, it is and has in
every ordered society always
been the function of the law so
to regulate the conduct of hu-
man affairs as to balance the
competing rights and freedoms
of those who comprise the so-
Freedom of Expression -
vs- Sub judice
What then are the restric-
tions that the law imposes
against the reporting or discus-

that the law imposes thereon?

273. In this case the Times
Newspapers were about to pub-
lish certain articles highlighting
zthe Hlght of mdidersewho, dur-
wh chbresule in ter Ildren
ties. These parents had insti-
tuted legal proceedings for com-
pensation and their cases were
pending for approximately


twelve (12) years. The Attor-
ney General sought and ob-
tained an injunction restraining
the publication of these articles
on the grounds, inter alia, that
the publications would preju-
dice the pending litigation. The
Newspaper appealed. The
Court of Appeal ruled in favour
of the newspaper, holding that
the public interest and the free-
dom of the press to make fair
comment out weighed the pri-
vate interests of the parties.
Lord Denning, in delivering the
unanimous judgment of the
Court adumbrated the law as
follows at page 7136:
"It is undoubted law that,
when litigation is pending andac-
tively in suit before the court, no
one shall comment on it in such a

rors, or the witnesses or even by

ment honestly believes itto be rue,
still it is a contempt of court if he
prejudges the truth before itis as-
cralne i heparoc enes ..T
thirb arher ule b iin pe lue
by misrepresentation or otherwise
bring unfair pressure to bear on

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By MLohabir
Anil NandlaH M.P.,
Freedom of Expression
Perhaps the most conve-
nient point to begin is to recog-
nize that Article 146 of the Con-
stitution of Guyana guarantees
to every citizen the right to free-
dom of expression, which in-
cludes the right to free speech,
the right to hold opinions and
the freedom to receive and im-
part ideas without interference.

Apart f~romn lif~e itself. I lo
not conceive a more f~undamen-
tal of the inalienable rights of a
civil society than the right to ex-
press one self. The importance
that a democratic society ac-
cords to the concept of free ex-
pression was eloquently ex-
pressed by ,Justice Beg in the
Indian case of Bennet
Coleman & Co Ltd. -v- Union
of Idia [1973] AIR 106 at 149
as follows:
"Political philosophers and
historians have taught us that

inltellctuarll adva\nrces madl~e by
ou~r cil'iliza~tionI vould have
beenl impossible wtih~oult freedom
of speech anrd expyressionl. At
anry rate political democracy is
based onl the assumption that
such freedom must be jealously
guarded. Voltaire expressed a
democrat's faith when he told an
adversary in argument 'Ido not
agree with a word you say, but
I will defend to death your right
to say it'. Champions ofhumnun
freedom of thought and expr~es-
sion, throughout the ages have

rearlizedl thatr inrtellectuarl pa,rly-
sisv creep~s over al society whili~h
denlies, inl how~ev~er sub~tle form
dule freedomn ofthourght am/ ex-
pr~ession to its members. "
The limitations
However, I hasten to posit
that like every other right, the
right to free speech and expres-
sion is not an absolute one. It
must be limited and controlled
having regarded to the corre-
sponding rights and freedoms of
others for there to be peaceful

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IN ONE of my more miser-
able times sitting in grid-
lock traffic on the highway to
Port of Spain I harbored ill
wishes for the prime minis-
ter and his government min-
isters to experience the hor-
rors drivers and commuters
face on the roads on a daily
I figured if they sat in the
perennial traffic jam day after
day, snail-crawling, bumper-to-
bumper down the highway,
maybe the government might be
able to get their civil engineers
to come up with comprehensive
solutions to clear the bottle-
necks that have led to the high-
way constipation.
But alas! Prime Minister
Manning doesn't experience
what ordinary folks have to go
through on the roads.
His siren-blaring escort ve-
hicles and motorcycle outriders
easily get him through traffic by
cutting motorists off the road so
that he doesn't have to wait in
line frustratingly in traffic like
the rest of the natives.
Government ministers also
:;y-pass the highways, using
the special road called the pri-
ority bus route which can zip
them up and down to their des-

tinations while for the rest of
us, it's an hour or two-hour
Same attitude with the gov-
ernment-run hospitals. In the
past government, most minis-
ters seeking medical treatment
went abroad. Prime Minister
Manning who underwent his
heart surgery in Cuba, still goes
there for his routine medical
check up.
Very rarely does a govern-
ment minister get health care at
the local State-run institutions,
and when they do most of the
time in emergency cases the
Ministry of Health makes a big
PR issue of it, as if to say that
if a Minister has confidence in
the local system, then we
should too.
Again, if the prime minister
and his ministers had to depend
on the local health institutions,
drastic improvements might be
All this brings me to the lat-
est scandal, if I can call it that,
making the rounds in Trinidad
and Tobago. It's about the de-
sire by the government and Car-
ibbean Airlines, formerly the
bankrupt BWIA, to purchase a
new luxury Bombardier Global
XRS executive jet for US$65
It's the same 'Bombardier'

which invited Mr. Manning and
his wife and an entourage to go
on a "test journey" to Antigua
and back sometime ago in 2006,
igniting speculation that the
government was planning to
buy a private jet and of
course, it was strenuously de-
nied at that time.
Government and Caribbean
Airlines, however, seemed in-
tent on purchasing the expen-
sive jet despite protests and
lack of support from the general
ordinary folks through their let-
ters to the newspapers and call-
in programmes on radio and
The explanation was that
the prime minister was ex-
pected to be making an unprec-
edented number of trips to
countries as Trinidad and To-
bago prepares to host both the
Commonwealth Heads of Gov-
ernment Summit and the fifth
Summit of the Free Trade Ar-
eas of the Americas (FTAA)
next year.
The jet deal, however,
crashed last week, but only be-
cause 'Bombardier' and Carib-
bean Airlines could not include
a clause in the purchase agree-
ment which would void it in the
event that payments were made
to third parties.
Incidentally, a down-pay-
ment was made on the plane
without an anti-corruption
clause inserted in the purchase
agreement and talk about an
air-tight anti-cor-ruption clause
only surfaced in the face of
widespread public opposition.
so one wonders whether that
was a red herring to appease the

Although this deal fell
ihroiugh hast weeek,m aeitbbean
broad hint that it plans to go af-
ter a similar deal later on, as it

was confident of the commer-
cial rationale behind the project,
and of its capability to operate
an executive jet service success-
fully and profitably,
The main issue here for me
is not whether the government
should have access to a private
jet to take them, hassle-free on
their trips. I do support the
purchase of private aircraft for
use by the government and busi-
ness executives, and others who
could afford it. But not under
the current conditions in a coun-
try which is experiencing
double-digit inflation, runaway
crime, and far from satisfactory
essential services such as water
and electricity.
My problem is that US$65
million is a whole lot of money
that could be well spent to im-
prove the standard-of-living for
the ordinary members of the
That money could be used
to run .additional pipelines
across the rural areas of the
country so that more people
could~ have pipe-borne water. It
can help to improve the supply
of electricity so that we can
have it 24/7; hospitals and
health care can be upgraded so
that sick people don't have to
lie on the bare concrete on the
corridors, or, in some cases, hav-
ing their relatives bring a 4x6

bed for them.
And yes! That money
could be used to build an over-
pass, or widen roads, to help
alleviate the grid-lock traffic
It's also interesting that talk
about the purchase of a jet came
while several government min-
isters were talking about mak-
ing changes to the annual
US$320 million State subsidy
on gasoline and diesel, which
will cause motorists to dig
deeper into their pockets at the
gas stations.
The government also needs
to fix but continues to ignore
- the President's run-down and
ramshackle official residence
while the prime minister lives
in ornate luxury in his spank-
ing new Chmnese-built, multi-
million-dollar official residence
and diplomatic centre, fit for a
In fact, the President's
House, in a pickle about last
week's second term swearing in
of President Max Richards'
came up with the idea that it
should be held in a stadium to
depict him as a man of the
people since his official resi-
dence was a great embarrass-
ment to host specially invited
Unfortunately. the public
event was poorly attended -

with the exception of school
children who occupied quarter
space and as if to make up for
the embarrassment over the
lack of adult support, the Presi-
dent alluded to the traffic
gridlock which might have af-
fected their presence at the sta-
What also ticked off the me-
dia and the general public is the
way Caribbean Airlines and the
government went about trying
to acquire the luxury jet.
The jet, in fact, might have
been purchased and landed at
the Piarco airport quietly, with-
out any knowledge by the rest
of the country, had it not been
for a leaked Cabinet note to the
media which exposed the
government's approval for
money to purchase the plane.
So, yes to a private jet,
but the government first
needs to get its priorities

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1. Procurement of WVater Meters and Meter Boxues
Bid Identification No. GW5I DFID P002 2008.

*The successful bidder is required to procur-e Water Mcter
and Meter Box~es and deliver same to the G~uyana W~ater
Inc. Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast

2. Procurement of Polyvinyl Ch~loride (PVC) and Ductile
Iron Pipes, Fittings and Accessories.
Bid Identification No. GWI DFID P003 2008

*The successful~ bidder is requiired to pr-ocure Polyvinyl
Chloride (PVC) and Ductile Iron Pipes, Fittings and
Accessor-ies and deliver same to the Guyana WVater Inc.
Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara.

Bid documents canl be purchased fr-om '[Tuesday, March~i 25, :. I,x from
the Cashier: Guyana Water Inc. Shelter Belt, Vlissengen Road and
Church Street, Bel Air Park, Geor-getown. Tel: 592 223 7263, Fax: 592
227 1311 for a non-re~fundable fee of USD$200 each1 for local bidders and
USDS400 for overseas bidders. B~ids must be deposited in the Tender Box
located at National Procuremnent and Tender Administration Board, M/ain
& Urqcuhart Streets: Georgetown, G~uyana onl or before 9:00hrs, Tuesday?,
April 15, 2008 at which time they will be opened in the presence of the
bidders or bidders' representatives who wish to attend in ~er-son.

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,iinna Catherina koker

damaged by high tides .rt

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Procucrement o~f Toolsfor thre Marintenanrce of
Electricity Systems in the Hintterland

OPM G-o3-2oo8 ~
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from the Inter-Almerican Development Bank (IDB) for the Unserved Areas
Electrification Programme (UAEP). It is intended that part of this financing be
applied to payments for the procurement of tools for the maintenance of
electricity systems in hinterland locations.

2. The Office of the Pri me M minister invites sealed bids from eli ible suppliers for- the
supply of a set of wrenches, screw-drivers, pliers, electrical testers, ladders, safety
gears and other tools. The delivery; period is earliest to eight (8) weeks following the
signing of contract (s).

4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all suppliers and
goods from member countries of the I A.DB.

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Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 592 226 3759; Fax: 592 231 7179
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from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance
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TCHE Guyana Sugar Corpora-
.ion (Guysuco) has under-
taken to effect immediate re-
pairs to a section of a sluice
at the West Demerara village
of Anna Catherina which was
damaged during the recent
spring tide.
Minister of Agriculture,
Robert Persaud, visited the site
Thursday afternoon to inspect
the ongoing works and assess
the impact of the situation on
the community where it was
observed that the area was mini-
mally affected,
"It was detected, and works
lad started and it is unfortunate
:hat before those works were
completedd a section of it gave
-vay leading water back into the
anal," the Minister said.
General Manager of West
D3emerara Estate, Aaron Dukhia,
explained that it was detected on
Wednesday that a section of the
structure's s door was damaged
and works immediately com-
menced to have it fixed, but the
high tide hampered these from
being completed. The pressure
of the high tide subsequently

caused further destruction of
the door which led to excess
water getting into the drainage
Efforts were made by
Guysuco to contain the water in
the system, which is used for
navigational purposes, by clos-
ing a koker to prevent the ex-
cess water from spilling into the
Temporary works were ex-
pected to be completed before
the next spring tide which was
due at 06:00h Friday. It was
also anticipated that the excess
water in the system will have
been discharged by a sluice at
neighboring Cornelia Ida before
the coming of the high tide, af-
ter which the focus will then
shift to the construction and in
stallation of the new door, a
project that is expected to cost
approximately $3M.
Residents are appreciative
of the quick response although
there was a claim that the situ-
ation was reported earlier to
Guysuco, an issue that will be
Minister Persaud pointed

out that the integrity of sluices
and other structures along the
coast are usually threatened by
the high tides. Many of the
sluices were constructed about

(Please turn to page 15)

The damaged Anna Catherina sluice.

and is actively in suit before the
court. To which Iwill add there
must appears to be "real and
substantial danger ofprejudice"
to the trial of the case or to the
settlement of it. And whenz con-
sviderintg the question, it murst be
rnemembered that besides the in-
terest of the parties ini a fair- or
in a fair settlement of the case
there is another important intfer-
est to be considered. It is the inl-
terest of the public in matters of
national concern, and ofthe fr-ee-
dom of the press to make fair
comment on such matters. The
one interest must be balanced
against the other: There may be
cases where the subject matter is
such that the public interest
counter balances the private in-
terest of the parties. In such
cases the public interest pre-
vails. Fair comment is to be
allowed...Our law of contempt
does not prevent comment before
the litigation is started, nor after
it is ended. Nor does it prevent
at when litigation is dormant and
is not being actively pursued...
No person can stop comment by
serving a writ and letting it lie
idle. nor can he stop it by enter-
ing an appearance and doing
nothing more. It is active litiga-
tion which is protected by law of
contempt, not the absence ofit. "

Freedom of
Expression triumphs
This decision of the Court
of Appeal was reversed by the
House of Lords. The newspa-
per took the matter to the Eu
ropean Court of Human Rights.
The E.C.H.R disagreed with the
House of Lords. At page 280
of judgment of the Court the
following passage appears:
"These principles are of
particular importance as far as
the press is concerned... Whilst
[the Courts] are the forum for
the settlement of disputes, this
does not mean that there can be
no prior discussion of the dis-
putes elsewhere, be it
specialised journals, in the gen-
eral press or amongst the pub-
lic at large. Furthermore,
whilst the mass media must not
overstep the bounds imposed in
the interest of the proper ad-
ministration of justice, it is in-
cumbent on them to impart in-
formation and ideas concerning
the matters that come before
the courts just as in other ar-
eas of public interest. Not only
do the media have the task of
imparting such information and
ideas, the public has the right
to receive them. "
The identical issue again
arose in the case of
Wallersteiner -v- Moir [1974]
A.C. 991. In this case a com-
pany director attempted to stop
criticism of him at a sharehold-
ers' meeting. He filed a writ
against the complaining share-

holder and then sought to shut
him up by arguing that the mat-
ter was "sub judice"

Again I quote from the
judgment of Lord Denning:
"I know that it is commrlonly
suplposedlthat onlceawMri is is-
sured, it put~s a stop to dliscurs-
sionl. If anyone wishes to can-
vass the matter inl the press or
inl the public, it cannot be per-
mnitted. It is said to be "sub ju-
dice ". I venture to suggest that
is a complete misconception.
The sooner it is corrected, rthe
better. If it is a matter of public
interest, it can be discussed at
large without fear of thereby be-
ing in contempt of the court.
Criticisms can continue to be
made and repeated. Fair com-
ments does not prejudice a fair
trial... The law says and says
emphatically that the issue of
a writ is not to be used so as to
be a muzzle to prevent discus-
sion... Matters of public inzter-
est should be, and aite, open to
discussion, notwithstanding the
issue ofa writ. "
I therefore submit that it
is permissible to report or dis-
cuss a pending case in the
press provided that it is done
in such a manner that "there is
no real and substantial danger
of prejudice" to the trial of the
action. This argument applies
a fortiori when dealing with a
civil case which would be de-
termined by a judge sitting
alone. It can hardly be argued
that any trained legal mind will
be easily influenced by any-
thing other than the evidence
adduced in a case and the rel-
evant law to be applied
thereto. Lord Salmon enunci-
ated the principle with admi-
rable brevity in AG -v- B.B.C.
(1980] 3WLR 109 at 110 as
"I am and have always
been satisfied that no judge
would be influenced in his judg-
ment by what may be said by the
media. If he were, he would not
be jit to be a judge. "
In his book What Next In
The Law, Lord Denning ex-
pressed similar sentiments at
pg. 258:
"I canl conceive of no civil
cases in the High Court tried
by a judge alone which could
be impeded or prejudiced by a
publication of an article in the
media. In future, therefore, no
newspaper or television com-
pany need be worried by the
fear or contempt of court: They
will be free to discuss the issues
in a pending action or make
comment on them as they
please: provided always that
they are innlocenlt of any intent
to interfere with the trial; and
also that they steer clear of libel
or breach of confidence or of
privacy. "

Freedom to criticise the
administration of justice
This essay would be incom-
plete iflI omit to address the is-
sue of the freedom of the press
and the citizenry to make fair
comment on the machinery of
justice and those who are in
charge of its administration.
It is respectfully contended
that the press and the public
alike are entitled to comment or
even criticise the administration
of justice, provided that, their
comments and criticism are re-
spectful, bona fide and faithful.
For it is public confidence
which forms the foundation
upon which the edifice of a le-
gal system stands in any free
society. In Ambard -v- AG
[ 1936] AC 323, Lord Atkin, in
recognizing the right of the pub-
lic to criticize the admillistra-
tion of justice said at page 325:
"The path of criticism is a
public way: the wrong headed
are permitted to err therein:
provided that members of the
public sustaint from imputing
improper motives to those tak-
ing part in the administration of
justice, and are genuinely exer-
cising a right of criticism, and
are not acting inz malice or at-
tempting to impair the adminzis-
tration of justice, they are im-
mune. Justice is not a cloistered
virtue: she must be allowed to
suffer the scrutiny and respect-
ful, even though outspoken,
comments of ordinary men. "
In Rt V. Metropoliton Po-
lice Commissioner, exparte
Blackburn (No. 2) [1968] 2QB
150 at 154 Lord Denning ex-
press a similar view:
It is the right of every man,
in Parliament or out of it, in the
press or over the broadcast, to
make fair comment, even out-
spoken comment, on matters of
public interest. Those who com-
ment can deal faithfidly with all
that is done in a court ofjustice.
They can say that we are mis-
taken, and our decisions erro-
neous, whether they are subject
to appeal or not. All we would
ask is that those who criticize us
will remember that, from the na-
ture of our office, we cannot re-
ply to their criticisms. We can-
not enter into public contro-
versy. Still less into political
controversy. We must rely on
our conduct itself to be its own
vindication. "
Therefore, if the relevant
principles are understood and
properly applied there may
be no need to tinker with the
law. Indeed, pending cases can
be reported and discussed by
the public and in the press
but not in a manner which
may prejudice their outcome.
I cannot conceive of a change
of the law which will properly
abolish this fundamental con-

(From page 12)

one of the parties to a cause so
as to force himt to drop his com-
plaint, or to give ucp his defenlce,
or to come to a settlements on
tenns which he wvoukld not other-
wise have been prepared to
entelrtain...I regard it as the first
importance that the law which I
have just stated should be main-
tained inz its fu~ll integrity. We must
not allow "trial by newspapers or
trial by television or trial by any
medium other thanz the courts of
But in so stating the law, I
would emphasise that it applies
only "when litigation is pending

SUMI~~~~~~j 8fil~l!IW@82

"ri. .ievete our nation and -peopl need

the spiritual qualities of: reconciliaion :

And forgiveness; it is now.:" a:-

Haye. a oyous a

fulil@ ast

THE Pl90R yslaes at2 Ese r
Cuans~ oIa6C
sion of the celebra~itiolpIf one o .th~e most litipot
In the Christian caleoilar. F;
The festival oI` Easter commemorates the d atb Jesu
Chlristr and the celebaraionofl Hif`:esurcrtion. Thiius al.b
*Its L) mbokl hiog;~rufaiaee and skin rrelevgrc'cnee iSil cont~ '
polrar~antrd powleifulmessage.,~ s
In thy udgmetst of the PNUiR. that messag~~ :21~'1~
Guyanesy wbheritave dIa f~unr tiu:afr~isl;nat a~

nanono hhjs.fo-n~vlrgite, Ihe prJliiJIae t u-iingle
they have enoug l-fair b iri Goilid arei in~spired
the funrt rytHough aleligets, conspeous anid~od-ee

G~u) allm _may. appest onr ocCaSka~t~io be- iCrucih~d by
problems s th e ridtion laces f~ro m e rdiii:HMine. TW.-
dlrea~m isr alw.ry~s teurrected by fa-~id eetympo
;oulrageof the Gulyane~epeopl--:
.remairns~n for the P dp:lfij~N;~;.;ati dunt s Ca ~
-a form talkh~vch~ and evelay i y~lin~;_vr he cltrtf-raEd:
.event jegaieij:-of religious rsuaqR or ~ethe
groundj lifoyifus~ anld fulfilll~~rr er;

I'; ~
B d b10 B

(From page 14)
30 or more years ago. hen~ce,
there have been regular checks of
the sluices thr'ougl; which the
situation at Anna Catherina was
detected while further efforts are:
being made to deal ivith the is-
A condition survey of all
sluices is scheduled to be con-
ducted shortly whether they are
operated by Guysuco, NDIA or
the Regional Administration.
Additionally. it will focus not
'uonly on the doors, but the gen-
eral integrity of the structures.
Minister Persaud pointed
out that the exercise is very im-
portant, particularly in light of
climate change which has re-
sulted in, sea level rise. It was
noted that the tide that caused
rihe structure to be damaged wvas
close to three feet wYhile the next
tidle is prlojected to be higher
Chairman of the Ncational
Drainage and Irrigation Au-

Workmen effecting repairs to the damaged sluice.

thority (ND)IA), Mr. Walteir Wor'dsworth, were among
Willis, and its Chief Execu- those present ,at the loca-
tive- Officer, Mir. Lionel tion. (GINA)

L This weekend take your time 8, TALK

'ON behalf of the Govern-
ment and people of Guyana,
I would like to wish all
Guyanese,' especially our
Christiansbrothers anid sis-
ters: AHappy. East~er!
Guyana, in recently the-, has
heen~going through achlallenfing
period. A~s we commemorated the
death and resuirrection of Jesus ~
Christ. many will leani on tle
hope of a~ Saviou~r who diedl for
the sallvation, of mlllankm. The l
niessace and meaning of the.
Eanster celchrat~: ion bring hocpc. i.
is I mlessage of` celf-sacirifice th~i
b~roug~ht r~coniciliationl andt ior-
givene~s fo~r 611m!,anklid.
thec Easter ce!lehation s :10
ifoundtlnion! of' te C~hris~ti;ul f in ii

tant eveht on. the Christian cal-
endar. The Easter festival dem-
onstrates the power and love of
Christ to remove all1 our sins
forever, and to receive us back
into his world.
Even as we join ?with Chri~s-
tiidns in unity to celebrate this
important part of their faith,
let'ts rememberr t7at there are
many!i) lessons -that we as a na-
lio~n canl emlbrace. evecn as we try
to comle t\ g'ip7S -with some of
Thech-ia~llenges~of ournIation.
?Ind !t ever our natiorrand
people needt the spir~itu~al quall-
ties o recon~cir i liation anld forgiv-
nles~, it is nlow. Over the past
monllths. se\vera'l unsavoryi evenis
hat~e ocenlrreof inn our nation.
Th;is has~ resultedl in bitterness.
rage, anid anger among our
people. But our people are

standing.together at a very dif-
.ficult juncture in our history,
and continue to.withstand the
temptations four adversaries.
For our nation to .enjoy
sustained peace and prosper-
ity, these Linwholesome trends
must be reversed, restrained
and restricted.' What better
time fo ur~ this~ proes to bgin.
than during thiS Ealster season.
Howe~ver. Onle must know ;
that the forgiveness and recon- '
ciliation that~ the Ea::ster mecs-
sage: brings, com!es with a prices.
C~hrist was willing to payi diat
price. If' the; message of' forgive-
necss is rutiio bece a replity. in
our nation, ec;ih and ever-y in-
dividual must be wLilling to pay
a price. Let s give ourselves.
oulr time, our energy to achieve
this reconciliation andc forgivec-

ness. .
Easter is traditionally a time
inl lumly !get-rgeteher. We must
never ~underestimate and under-
value thdeimliortance of the fam-
ily in the, nation's development
as strong families sytinbolise
strong :;onununities.~' hence a i
strong nation. It is the family .
where r~espect for life and law; is
ffrst instilled.
SAndl Bo, on this Easter,: let
us make a commitment as a
nation to continue to buikt
strong family units For not to
do this; opens u(I1- nation to
spuitiual and moural deccay. tAnd
Easter remrlinds us of the true
pate Ito follow.





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Phagwah scenes
AROI'ND the city yesterday in observance of Phagwah,
Guyanrese took to the streets in their numbers to celebrate the
occasion with family, neighbours, and friends by~dousing each
other .Ih water and powder of many colours.
Ir lbouystown, a city ward, mostly children and teenagers
crowded the streets to play Phagw~ah among themselves and with
In the suburb of Kitty, meanwhile, the atmosphere was a sea of
colour !ls pockets of people moved from house to house to rub the
faces < each other with powder in a variety of hues.
S i-tly after midday, many people decked out in white attire
visited nie homes of their Hindu brothers and sisters to continue the
celebnd~ions and to partake of the sweets prepared.
Thie day was meant to be one of fasting and sharing to cel-
ebrate the Hindu New Year, and Guyanese yesterday portrayed
that spirit of unity and peace when they celebrated as one people
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Shroud mystery 'refuses to go away'


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By Rageh Omaar
(BBC Two)

about 4.4m by 1nlin (14.4x3.6
feet), holds the concealed image
of a man bearing all ;he \igns of
Scientific tests have proved
that there are blood stains
around the marks consistent
wvith a cr-own of thorns and a

puncture front a lance to the
In a new documentary, we
have been given intimate access
that nod other broiadcaster has
had before.
Until the 1980s, mlillionls of
Christian's around the world be-

lived the Shroud to be the
burial cloth of Christ.
Put simply, it meant that
for millions of people, the
Shroud wans. in effect. a Polaroid
of Jesus' death a snapshot of
the defining moment in Chris-
tianity. It put the Shroud in a
league of its own in the realm
of the most important Christian
But in 1989. the signifi-
canice of` thec Shlroudl seemed to
evaporated after' a radliosarbon
datring lost p~ronouncedl a stun-

emerged which is about the re-
ignite the debate around this
compelling religiousr a~rlteact`
If it is a medieval forgery,
then howv was this image mlade'~
So far, no one hah been~ able to
explain it. And from this 'imole
question tumble a multitude of
other questions.
My quest took me to three
continents, fromi- the US. to
italy, to Jer~usalem arnd thec ra-
diocalrbon dating Ilaboratory in
Oxford,: which was part of the
original test 20 years ago.

There are very few Christian
relics .as important and as
controversial as the Shroud
of Turin-
This linen cloth, measuring

Long each ci
W'ith that judgment. the ex-
traordlinaryl story\ of the Shroud
of T~urin fjell out of thle public
After11 all. howt coulld any
other kind of evidence about the
shroud compare to the verdict
of science?
But the amazing story of
the Shrou~d of Turin ha3s simply
refused to fade into obscurity
and die. for- the simple reason
that a conflict of evid-ence- Iras

[ in te f~ilm, I interview\ John
Jalcksoni whrc ledl a n!i~ majr mies

andi h-as mrade the sltudy ofC the
Shr-oudl his life's work.
Mr. Jackson, a lecturecr inl
physics and cosmology.. intr-o-
duced me to a wealth of` fresh
historical anld forensic evidence
that linked the Shroud ofTurin
to two earlier Shrouds of
The first was in
Constantinople and mysteri-
ously disappeared in the sack of
the city in the Fourth Crusade

(Please turn to page 19)

n-~~ re o.rOnfe

SUNDAY CHRONICLE M~arch?:28) 2008 19

Alzbeta Chmelarova, 90, from the village of Vnorovy in
southeastern Moravia in Czech Republic, decorates
Easter eggs with traditional design. (Photo by Petr Josek.)
I -

Shroud mystery 'refuses. .
IFrom page 18)
in 12041. The second is, of course, the Shroud referred to In the

Looking for 'coherence'
The Irresistlble force of science seems to have his an im.
movable object. The mysterious rmage of a cruellied man has
refused to lie down and die.
The newv evildene raises a que~ston mark o~er that carbon.
14 verdict. Should the margin of error have been w ider' Could
the imag~e on the Shroud have been forged earher in ume? l
er pl rhackaon hab dz\lad i ndu bse fhjo ce dthar could
distorted younger date. I look this to Professor Christopher
Ramseq, director of the Oxfo~rd Radlocarbon Accele~rator Unit.
He agreed to collaborate with Mr. Jackson in testing a se-
ries of linen samples that could determline if the case for the
Shroud's authenticity could be re-opened.
"With the radiocarbon measurements and with all of the
other evidence which we have about the Shroud, there does seem
to be a conflict in the interpretation of the different evidence,"
Professor Ramsey tells the BBC.
"'And for that reason, I think that everyone who has
worked in this area, radiocarbon scientists and all of the
other experts, need to have a critical look at the evidence
that they've come up with in order for us to try to work
out some kind of a coherent story that fits and tells us the
truth of the history of this intriguing cloth."

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the Boardroo~m of the Regionatl Democratic Council. r

All tenders must be accompanied by valid Certillecates of Compliance from the National Insuranlce
Scheme anld Guyana Revenue A~uthor~ity.

The Regional Tender Board~ reserves the right to reject aniy or all tenders without as~signing any~
reasonwuhatsoever and not to necessarily award to thlelowest tender.

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Region 9
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Archbishop Francisco Gil Hellin washes the feet of a child during mass at Burgos
Cathedral during Holy Week in Burgos, northern Spain. (Photo by Felix Ordonez.)

By Chang-Ran Kim

SEGOVIA, Spain (Reuters
Life!) At the base of the Ro-
man aqueduct in the
Castilian city of Segovia,
penitents don tunics, capes
and pointed hoods and wait

silently to begin their march
to the Gothic cathedral in the
centre of town.
The joint procession of re-
ligious brotherhoods accompa-
nying their treasured sculptures
of Jesus Christ and the Virgin
Mary during the Holy Week be-

f~ore Easter dates back 101 years
in this picturesque Medievcl
city 60 km (40 miles) northwest
of Madrid.
While Segovia's celebrations
of 'Semana Santa', or Holy
Week, are not as famous as
those of Spanish cities such as
Seville and Malaga, organizers
say interest is growing, thanks

side the religious rites.
'Our Semana Santa has been
declared of regional tourist inter
est, and now we're aiming for
recognition at the national
level," said Alberto Herreras,
head of the committee of the
city's confraternities which or-
ganizes the week's events.
As a native of Segovia in-
volved in the Easter rituals for
half a century since he was six,
Herreras is proud of the achieve-
ment. But he's also keenly
aware of the risks the higher
profile carries.
In an era where many festi-
vals around the world have lost
their association with the Chris-
tian faith for many, Herreras
does not want to turn Holy
Week into just another tourist

hundrd of th uas sof aiv
ists every year to its 2,000-plus-
year-old aqueduct, the photoge-
nic Alcazar castle and the wind-
ing alleyways dotted with doz-
ens of bars, cafes and Ro-
manesque churches.
A rapid train service that
opened last month now zips
passengers from Madrid in 35
minutes, and that is sure to
boost the number of tourists
during Semana Santa this year,
a tourism official said.

Christian message
Herreras is all for a surge in
tourism a major engine for
the city's economy but
drives home the urgency of re-
membering what Holy Week is
all about: A time of penance
commemorating the last week of
Jesus Christ's earthly life.
"Tourists will come, no
doubt; it is a spectacle, no
doubt. But we have to be care-
ful that we do this, above all,
with the understanding that at
the base of the activities is

A nd a s ctacle it is.
After a week of mass ser-
vices and other rituals starting
on Palm Sunday, Semana Santa
reaches a climax on the evening
of Good Friday, when some
4,000 adherents of the city's 10
religious brotherhoods each
with their shrine of sacred sculp-
tures dating as far back as the
16th Century will start the
procession of the floats.
Accompanied by approxi-
mately the same number of
plain-clothes penitents some
(Please turn to page 20)

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Pr~e-qualifiedt contractors of Region No.9) are inlvited to tender for w~orks tol be done in the
i, li..;11 categopries.-


1) Construction of Caretaker Quarters-Lethem, Central Rupununi
2) Construction ofT Primirry SchooL-Sural-ra, North Rupununi
3) Construction f Nursery School-Rewa, Nor~th Rupununi
4) Construction of, Nu~rsery School-Rupunaut, South Central Rupununi
5) Construction of Nursetry School-Tiperu, Nor~th Pakiaraimas
6) Construction of Medex Quarters-Karasabai, North Rupununi
7) C~onstructionl of Dental Therapist Quar~ter at Annai
8) ConstruLction of Storage Bond-St.Ignatius. Central Ruponunli

9) Rehabilitation of Primaryr Sch~ool-Kumul, Central Rupununi
10) Rehabilitation ~f Prunary School-Annai, North Rupununi
11I) Rehabilitation of P'inmary School-Matssraa North Rupununi
12) Fencing of Culvert City Nurrsery School, Central Rupulnuni
13) Fencing of Apoteri Nursery School. North Rupununi
14) Fencing of Sanld Creek Primaryr Schlool-South Cenrtral Rupununi
15) Fencing of Tiger Pond Primary School-North Pakaraimras

16j) Rehabilitation to fence M.E.P Building-Lethem, Central Ruputmuni
17) Rehab9ilitation of' Fence Lethem Old Public Hospital, Central Rupununil
18S) Fencing of Baishaidrum Health Post, Deep South Rupununi
19) Fencing of Taushida Health Post, North Rupununi

20) Rehabilitation of R#i37A-Living Quarters, Lethem
21) Rehabilitation of R#36-Living QSuarters-Lethem
22) Rehabilitation of R#12 Amerindian Hiostel-Lethem
23) Rehabilitatlion of fences-R#19, R#C18, R#2335. R#t30-33-Lethem
24) Rehabilitation to Bridge-St.Igenati us/Lethema
2_5) Rehabilitation to Moco Moco Hydro~ Acce~ss Bridge #:3
26) Rehabilitation to Moco Moco H-'ydro Access Bridge #4

Tender documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit, Regional Democratic
Council, onl any working day at a nlon-refimndable fee of two thousand five hundred dollars
($2,500.00) for each tender document for the above projects.

Each tender must be submitted separately, in a plain, sealed envelope. bearing no identification of
the tenderer. The project tendered for, must be marked at the top, left-hand corner and addressed to
the Chairman, Regional Tender Board, Regional Democratic Council, Region NIo.9, Upper
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3/23/2008, 11:11 PM

Spanish Easter

a balancing

act between

pride, faith

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towards the fight against AID)S. Malaria and T'uberculosis. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
supply and delivery of Goods and Ser~vices to support the implemen~tation of minimum
standards for institutional care of children.

The Governmentt .4 II b Co-operative Republic of Guyana nowv invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the supllply of' and delivery of thle followingr equipment and

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and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later than 9:00 am on
Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The bids must be addressed to the Chairman. National
Procuremnent and T~ender Admini station Board and marked on the top right-hand
corner of the envelope "the name of the programme and the descri ption of the bid,
including the words 'do not open before Tuesday, April 22, 2008.,,

4. Bids will be opened at public ceremony. in the presence of those Bidders' or their
representatives who choose to attend, at 9:00 h or shortly ther~eafter, on April 22,
2008, at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Mlinistry of
Finance, Main and Urqluhart Streets, Gieorgetown.

5.s Valid Com7pliance Cer~tificates must accompany bids from local suppliers fr~on'
th-e Inland Revenue Depar-tment (IRD) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS),
G~uyana. A bid security of two percent (2%~) of the total bid price is also to be
sbmitted with the bids.

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Spanish Easter..
(From page 19)
of them veiled and barefoot the procession will inch forth
from the cathedral, through the Plaza Mayor and down the nar-
row streets of Segovia back to the aqueduct.
From there, they will each return to their parishes until they
repeat the same, century-old ritual next year.
The day's activities will end with a candle-lit procession,
an hour be~fore midnight, of the Brotherhood of the Most Holy
and ofl the File Wounds from their parish of Zamarramala to
the 13th Century Church of Vera Cruz, at the foot of the hill
on which the imposing Alcazar stands.
While the ratio of regular church-going Spaniards has fallen
to a third of what it was in the mid-1970s in this mainly Catholic
c untrmHe rras is optimisticmth tradition of Smana Santa
"In the face of the secularization that is occurring in Spain,
it's interesting to see this phenomenon at Semana Santa," he
si"A lot of the participants never attend mass never. But
they accompany their images in complete silence, save the drums
and bugles and other musical accompaniment, and their faith is

deeanth sn le that everyone lives by it as he sees
fit, and only God canl judge the heart of each man."

__ __

Mu Ic rights

fl ap jahm ing B ob

Marlley biopic

By Gregg Goldstein

NEW YORK (Hollywood Re-
porter) The family of Bob
Marley has refused to license
any of his music for an up-
coming Weinstein Co. film
drama about the late reggae
star even though his widow,
Rita Marley, is its executive

The reason? There is acom-
peting Martin Scorsese docu-
mentary being produced by the
Marley family-owned Tuff
Gong Pictures and Steven Bing's
Shangri La production banner,
the first theatrical documentary
to license Marley songs.
The family members in-
volved in the Scorsese docu-
mentary say they were unaware
that the Weinstein project would
be unveiled so soon and believe
that its projected late-2009 re-
lease date would interfere with
their film's February 2010 open-
mng, which is timed to coincide
with Marley's birthday.
"Martin Scorsese doesn't
want to go out with a compet-
ing project, and Steven Bing has
made deals with companies" that
are now compromised, Blue
Mountain Music president,
Chris Blackwell said.'"The
Weinstein project has put the

documentary into jeopardy."
Blue Mountain Music is
Marley's music publisher.
"All our efforts and sup-
port are currently directed to-
ward the documentary," said
the reggae legend's son, Ziggy
Marley, who is executive pro-
ducer of the untitled Scorsese
film. "We believe that this
project is the best way to rep-
resent our father's life from his
perspective, and any other film
project pertaining to our father
will be empty without his mu-
sic to support it."
"When I sold the film rights
to my book (for the Weinstein
film)," Rita Marley told The
Reporter, "the contract did not
include any rights to use my
husband's music."
The Marley family's law-
yer, Terri Dipalo, denied the lat-
est move was a negotiating ploy
to compel the Weinsteins to buy
Marley music rights or to up

the price for those rights. She
did suggest that "anything's
possible" when asked if
Marley's songs might end up in
the Weinstein feature.
Music publisher Blackwell
would like to see the Weinstein
biopic delayed until at least
2015 to avoid the two projects
colliding. He said he talked with
Harvey Weinstein on March 13
about the issue, but so far noth-
ing has been resolved.
Blackwell told The Reporter
that he expects a deal to be
reached soon whereby the
Weinstein Co. would take a stake
in the Scorsese documentary and
agree to postpone its drama.
Weinstein Co. spokes-
man Matthew Frankel re-
sponded: "We have great re-
spect for the Marley family
and Chris Blackwell, and are
in discussions to look at ways
to mutually benefit both

day on te occasion of World

mitment'to provide safe po-
table water and sanitation
systems countrywide.
Currently, the Guyana Wa-
ter Incorporated (GWI) pro-
vides water to 90 per cent of
tohea pouai on ,with t~he vision
by 2015, the Government In-
formation Agency (GINA)
The international obser-
vance of World Water Day is an
ilnhiatniv tatgreiw ouC ofthe
ence on Environment and Devel-
opment (UNCED) in
neighboring Brazil's former
capital, Rio de Janerio. Since
then, the UmitedhaNadions Gn

March 22 of each year as World
Day for Water by adopting a
The Guyana government
recognizes the link between im-
proved sanitation and improved
ae esuippl rassu eternhaanta-
human development, dignity,
privacy and safety, GINA said,
adding that one of the greatest
challenges to governments the
world over is to improve the
walbei gholf2 tel p latio o

tekDvlpn WoW d th is
This year's theme is 'Sani-
tato atrs an keeng wih
tion (lYS). Five key messages

have been developed to high-
liht t leu i ra eae pe sia-
environments. These are:-
1. Sanitation is vital for hu-
man health
2. Sanitation generates eco-
nomic benefits
3. Sanitation contributes to
dignity and soc al depelo ment
5. Improved sanitation is
The Government of Guyana
says it is proud of its achieve-
ment o increasing the rate of

sanitation coverage. The popu-
lation of G or~getoewn ha access

which has been the beneficiary
of $440M for the rehabilitation
of pumps and street sewers,
GINA said, noting that there has
been a further $240M Inter-
American Development Bank
(IDB) loan fo the cehabilita ilom

sewer system.
The Ministry Housing
and Water is calling on the
public to cooperate in ad-
dressing the issue of sanita-
.tion in a suitable manner.

Procurement D~epartment
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital corporation Compoind

LGsorgtrn, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Email: procu rementra ihiv.gov~gy

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id) Rehalbilitanon ofC- 184 Berbuice ngh School f T Lab, New~ Amstrrdaml
re) Rrllabblatiron of C-.395 Rose Hall Town Primary School, Corenty.ne
l fl Rchabiluationr l of~ C-~ 559lness Nursert Schoo~l. Corentinr
lge Re~hhblinanoln of C-34 EdlnburGh Pnmar! Schrlol. East Rank Herb~lc
lhl R? J.jhblleration of C-3'8 O\ rl-Hunmm Primuin' School. East bank. Berbl;e
InI Ireidlinajl:tion of '90 Fon7 Ordiance Prim~ary Schoaol, Cainlr
Ill RKIsi-hlinatio~n of(- 530 A~delphl NVuPret? Schol L Canji
rkl Rioll.Itluallllon Of C- .F5 1 Fynsb Road Nursry~r School. Corelnwne
(I) RL'hlbllismlan ofrC- 577 Rose ball T~owI ~ursery School. Frelrntvne

New Amsterdam
Tel: 333-3120 Fax: 333-,5198
1. The R~egolnal DOc ~~~cr.ure Counalr~ l Regan0 b Intle~ls blds fromI1 pre-qualified cl contractors to


i. Bri E
I.0 Conjllracuenn ofl fol pathl bLll~u
Iba Coniir~ruc~tionc.I too~ll p'lrh budge C

tel Colsnrstrutn of foot pubh brdge

f) Constnrucion at fool patllh bndge

(h) Construclion ofI fouir path bndge
(It ConSVUtrucio at footl path
bndger School St.

II BLriniklioL--.1Ediscutign
(a) Reh~hllabiaon or Llghnow n Prlmary
(b) Rehabilitaton of Canjer Seondar.
Icl Con.truerianof ~I'Tealchrs' QuaTrters

iii Drainage~.& Irrigationn
(ar) Reconstruc~tionl of IIlnbr bridge
(b con trcrn uflha hrit e
I(d) Sealing of brirhcuce
(eri Reconsructiol~n of Concrete C'ulvert
() C~onbtruraln o` (I"th' RC' Struiture
lg) Construculon of 4"'* RC Str-ucture
thi KR~el~on tueon 01 Reulators

rjvalol SI~r~lllik West\. Cor'nrene
(,4.~711 llsidence East. Clorenlone

7 8 Noil rth Lcholdenn. BBP,
Corenwne lr
39 10 Mrbllun (Sr BBP, Corentlyne
-7, ash~li sB ~.P Corn yn
n No 47-48 Vlla~ge, Cnrenty~nr*

CrabwoodHu CredL C.arentyne

East Bank Berbwei

-Lesbeholdel. EBBP. Corentyne

uoj 6r\l~c ag ornurne
- Muru C'row~n D~mi. I'urentyne
- Everchal~ m East. Co(Irenone t
- Wecllington Park, i'orenynnc
- Alness F-jaJcade. Colenwn
- Nealonh Coreni-n! nr

II. Drarl.tainin~ge.1.rigatio
(a1) Mianual cleaning of hack's canal
(b) Manual cleaning of # 51/52 Main drain
(c) Rehabilitation of # 67 Sluice:
(d) Rehabihitation of# 65/66i Road side sluice
(e) Construction of sluice door Lonsdale
(fl Rebabilitation of Eversham sluice
(g) Rehabilitation of Joppal # 43 Sluice
(h) Consitruction of winch bed Bush Lot sluice
(i) Construction of winch bed Kilnmarock sluice
(3) aching cleaning of LIM Frontlands Distributory.

SBid documents can be ulpilfted from lthe RegionalA~cconting Unit. Regional De-mocnraic
Council. VIrymadn's Erve~n, New Amsterdam. Berbice any working day at a non-
refulndable fee of Three thousand dollars (53,000.00) for each Bid document for the
aIbove projects.

S3 Each Bid must be submitted separately, in a plain, sealed envelope. bearing no,
Identificanlon of the Bidder. The project Bid for, must he marked at the top, left-hand
corner and addressed to the' Chairman, Regional Tender Board, Regional Democrnie
Council. Re~gion 6, Vrymlan's Erven, New Amlsterdam and deposited mn the tender box at
the abo\e address not later th~n 09:00 hon Apn43, 2008.

-4 B id, w~ill be opened in thle presence of bidders or their repeentatives ilmmediatel!
!he~l caftesr, in the Boa~rdlroom of the Regional Democratic Council.

5.111 Bld-- nurslt be' aicomlpalied by' \abd rcrtficates of compliance from thle Nalional
hi1urI.Ince~t S~chle~llie( aid ;ll Guyaareenue Authority

h The1 Regiocnal Teinder Board reserves the right to reject any or all Bids writhrlut assignin
.~In ) re l-son w~ hat1soe r\ CTnd1C not to necessarily award to ther lowe st bid.

It Band~s
(as lpgrde.4Cro--emrect- Jhllr. Emi-rnlvne
Ilb Ulpclade 5' Coas-. Sireer l ohns5. Co~llnlyne
Ic) Uypgrade Prlmnr, S~~chl Slrac l ( umbclrl~nid. Courentene
(dl Upprade I' Cross~ SItreet Bushl Los. C`...rculrin I
(c) Ulpgrade Fl n--1h Nulr sr, Schlool Streer~ Fur ai. (. C na cne\ r

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2nd Publication

RMRs TI D Ae a f Gri

deraie eRWes LBaS Demerar~aa
Gu ana. The Attestin
Wit esses named in the Las
Will and Testament of FAIZ


t9h8 uW thin ve (7) day of

iannt nc Attstin ithWe ss.
MUNROE both of Lot 4
Liverpool Village, Corentyne,
Berbice Jointly have presented
a Petition for a Declaration of
Title b~r Prescription of the
hereunder. AND
PERSON intend to oppose the
said Petition must within one
month after the date of the
First Publication of this Notice
filed in the Registry of the High
Court at New Amsterdam,
Berbice and or at Geor etown
Demerara Notice of his/her
Opoiinand an Affidavit
and or Affidavits together with
the Notice of the said
said Petition Is accompanied
b a Plan of the said property
w ich may be inspected at the
Registry of Court at New
Amsterdam, Berbice drn
Office hours. ~.S sd. "
Anamayah, Attorne y-a -larw for
Wetit onhear. SL E3D SL tli rst,
containing an area of 0.245
(nought decimal two four five
of an acre Secondly South Hal
Lot 4a Section 'B' containing
an area of 0.1225 enough
decimal one two two fve) of
an acre all being portions of
Western Half Plantation
Liverpool situate on the
Corn enicC ast in the ounof
Guyana the said loes being laid
down and defined on a Plan
by Joel Trotman, Sworn Land
Surveyor dated the 24m day of
December 2007 and deposited
in the Department of Lands
and Surveys on 4" of Janua y
2008 as Plan No. 4230 .
fMEMeOrvTDUM heT dndres

nt yahChhambears f MA s r

taa ah eAdtt rneys-at-Saw eof
New Amsterdam aebic *

3rd Publication
2008. No. 95/P,
of Sub lot "B" of Lots 13
thren,14 (fourteen)detue and 15
feeBlocko tX decto "B

have presented a Petition for
Declaration of Title by
dPrscripeton into thtecrodu
hereto.oAn thp s qidint~e dn
must within one (1) month after
the date of` the First
Publication of this Notice, file
in the Registry of the High
Court in~ tne City of
Georgetown Notice of his/her
Opposition and Affidavit(S) in
Support thereof and serve a
co y of the said Notice and
A~f davits) u~Pon the said
of Sub lot "B" of Lots 13
thirteen), 14 (fourteen)detue and 15
fifteen), Block "X" Section "B"
Essequibo Coast, Guyann.
The said Petition is
accom anied by a copy of a
Plan ot the property which may

th ce ue t r to, Jo e l
In dt u2on stenigto e t

th'said Petition sus acomaied b
o maolnbefof tee detat o wh e

Bankt of ctheBrice Rier tin Nthce

County of Berice oRepublicof ~
uoyVanEfia h sidnu s L sbd
2007TR and AUD dostdinthe
DeartmPenit on Lsandsanned b
Surveys on the 25th day of c

2007. No. 7-sP.e BEBIE IN

presen Lte ab Petition for a n
Declrtion 'A out f Tiatle by
Prescariptiontothe poperty in t
thek Sc hedulbie hevret, Jin tly
Aonty pron Brintending to oppse
Gyn the said Petto must withn
sone month from the dae mofhe
Firstks Puliaton ofn this Notie
filed inthe Registry of OthbeHgh
Court atd NewAmsterdm .i h
Beprbicen of his r he Opoiin
andey Afdvtuon the s5 aid o
a Panofr the7 prpet which N

RHe HIst durir Offc hous.

Sg TLod PTT. omas Atore-
at- aw0. S6EDULCE: InOE th mttr
I..t 6 bengportion ofSeton
DqEdSouithitulbfon t herPdPe~tlh
Bnofthe B~euerceRvrinte
Conty of erbonite, Repuibl of o
Guaathe' said Seiio ub t being
sW ewk onta Planthebande ond A
da st wulctorn rvebyor tic
20terbcdo hed2n day of Octo er, n
aD rt ian t e os ted sin he
Seai metiin th 25"mpniedsdaand
Ouo ,onO a Plan No t poey

JUl~w'~HDIAURE. ClVI t mt

t i t i o a r y i t r c d tr e ti e ft

ofn o the FirstPbicatRioer io this
Noutic ofiled inte, Re bist of
Guaathe High Court ao bew
Oppositon Pand Afidvi u ond
MUSTAFA The s2 aido Pettion is
accom anid by a Pla n o the
atvyso the Regstr dunn Offe
Attobrne-tlw CHEULE In Pa o
Section 'B' Planatio Bush Lot
on the West Coast of teCuty

day SDecember, 2007 Rand

OF2008. No. 18-P. BERBICE.

RSAVIAGANIhave presented
aPetition for a Declaration of
Title by Prescri tion to the
property in the Sc edule hereto
Jointly. Any person intending to
op ose the said Petition must
within one month from the date
of the First Publication of this
Notice fil d in the Re ist oef
the Hig Courta ew
Amsterd m, Berbice of his or her
Opposition and Affidavit u on
the said RAVIAE GANNIE he

b ns e ct ch t o h

fmn att rne-o-a Io th
feiinrs ou ed te BI c

of Esqeqruibog Guyana tChe sad

In the Guana~ f Land pacloand
Suves omisin as l bi Plan

TLhd s eA Atjt en)eh 1

b drteness for seric an lace of ~
S vnuesk ist Lote toro treo
Esse uibo Coast, Gu ah Con,
ofEsquo G y na .esi
PETTIO No. 43tin OF 2007. o

LOENIED of Lot, 00 369 Neo. e
Dntelaratina ofn Tileby
Purvevs crption of teproprty
described in the Sche~dule
Thereundrer. ANDsrc PERON itend
weithinoner (1) monthei after te
date of the Fairs Pubicain, wof
thires Notice fied ind the Regisy
of thes HightLo Croutatew
Sare Georgetown Deeaan Noticof
his/her Oppositionand, aln
Affeqidav Cand o Affiavits
toethe ith th Notic of the 20

LOWENFIELD. The said 36
h peet Petition isacopaie a
Pelarain of thesad roert wch
Ray rbed inspetda the
Aeenr stD amSO Beu c t nduw
Atornpoe -t-l aw fo Petitioner. t
gihtn dnecimalonethre four th
daeof ane acret of Lctot 369
tai Ntion No.e 51 stuae on ithe
Corentye HihCoast inth Cont
oftrdm Berbice Gna te ad Su a

Swoern LandSurveor dated this
8 f Febuary200 and orAfdvt
doepsthed win the bepatmen of th
Ferary, 200IN andreoredas
MOEMRNDUM:D The saddes
fo evc ftePetition e is a tcman fic
Ritrhe C f mhesofadsrs JAt N

anugt aseca tneaba Swree fu
PEaTITIO No NO. 37-Pa OF th

SoNOIE HERNUHand Suvyrdtdti
both of Lotur 580 Klarnock
Petoitio n for a ecaration of
Title by rvescrpton ofe the
roeburty, descrbed n thded a
heduleDM hereunder. AND
Ssarid e Ptton muth weihinoneri a
mothe afters the daes Jofte Fist

orubya en n te Hgmh
De~tmer~ara Notice of his her
Oppositon and an Afidvt and
otcffitedavitsftoeth ith ta


acTcopned byRNAT a la o te

Couth afLt New Amstram, k
Sgd.ye A~namyae ,ttre -atlaw
for Ptitonefr. SCH~aEbDU E:ot
58tl contarining of 0.164
nogtdescimal one two x
ourd ofanacelattion Lutwihnot
othe Cotr ten n teCoast in the
County ofegsrbe Guan the Hg
sidt lot bein laid edonand
Swornc Land Surv eyor dated 3m
inte Depar Ntmen of Lnds and
Survceyonte1* of December

MeOrA NDM Te tid~dr s

n 3yah Anaaah nM r

Astedm B rbi ree e

Boenyer deric oren ash

Re iser nNoow8r Obng at R ad
Gs ddstruha Turks oaunrT a c
Tttio fPreascri atio n thoe
prpry described in the
Sceue hereunder AND
PERSON intend to op ose the
said Petition must wi hin one
month after the date of the
First Publication of this Notice
filed on the Registry of the High
Court at New Amsterdam
Berbice and or at Georgetown'
Demerara Notice of higher
Opposition and an Affidavit and
or Affidavits together with the
Notice of the said MARK MC
AULAY. The said Petition is
accompanied by a Plan of the
said prprywhich may be
inspect~Pedat the Registry of
Court at New Amsterdam
Berbice during Office hours.
Sgd. Anamaya Attorney-at-law
for Petitioner S'CHEDULE: Plot
'M' being portion of West % 2
Half Lot 29 Section '4'
containing an area of 0.137
(nought decimal one three
seven) of a~n are all bein
lnaonLiverpool situate on
the Corent ne Coast in the
County of Berbice, G yana the
said Plot 'M' being lua d down
and defined on a Plan by L.W
Cox, Sworn Land Su~rveyor
dated 28" December 2007 and
d poit dinS reeDsepoanrtmhent ofu
day of Janua y, 2008 as Plan
No. 42346. MEMORANDUM.
The address for service of the
Petitioners is at the Chambers
of Messrs. Joseph Anamayah
Adrian Anamayah and lar\
Anama ah: Attorneys-at-law of
Lo 7 heddi Jagan Street
New Amsterdam, Berbice-
2007. No. 8-P. BERBICE.
reprsnr e dh rein byP my V @

HROyI r ve edtha te

Ttieo ~yAnyinperso intendnc u
op ose the said Petition must
wit in one month from the date
of the First Publication of this
Notice filed in the Registry, of
the High Court at New
Amsterdam, Berbice of his or
her O t~position~a~nd Affidavit
UAORGOBIN represented herein
by _his~ duly constituted Attorney
said Petition is accompanied
by a Plan of the property which
may be inspected at the
Regist during hours. Sgd.
Lloyd .Thomas, Attorney-at-
law. SCHEDULE: In the matter
o ub Lot 'aei p rti orti n
Plantation D'Edward situate on
the Left Bank of the Berbice
River il thoe C~o ynaofthBerb c

mu Ltboeig shoW kon S ln
Land Surve or dated the 22nd
of October, 007 and deposited
in the Department of Lands and
Surveys on the 28" day of
October, 2007 as Plan No.
2007. No. 6-P. BERBICE.
presented a Petition for a
Declaration of Title by
Prescription to the property in

said Petitio ns ac rnep niedh b

a ln 'ofbe propetn t i

bMe. Ch srlnspeoof3 st tr
theWestr Cuioas of Brice in the

Suttrveys darted9hdy ofb Lt;d

40cob~eipr, 2007 as Plan Nto.


Dclarati on ofrc Tite ubyi
Precritin t the prdSu opertyin
theES Schdlehreton Jointly,
dAnyerson1 inedng Seto opose
the7 sad Petitonmust wi thin
First ubictio of thids Notce
Court datNew Asterdam, o
OtBerbic of his or a he p osiin

duri ffie. hours.O Sgd. oyd
T F208 homasE Atore-t-aw.
Lre~~ot 59 siuaeat Setion Dr a
Plnttinus ot, situae on
the esit Sea Coato the prpryI
Conty prof Bnerbice Reubi of os
Guaathe said Loiio ut betin
sowne ont aro Plan byt KHAMRA
PiERSUd inte qSworn Lan t Hg
Sourveo ate 30* Amtedayugs,
2007 Aiandt de osien the si


No. Ws 9 ilage Corenoftyne,
clarati on ofrc Tite ubyi
Presentont the prd opety in
thew Schedule herto KAny
personD nenin or oppse he
said Peiind mut tin 1 e
onre) ot fo h date 2' a of
h~t~e Frst00 Pbcatioln of his

Ptton. ThTe. saidPettion. is

accmaidbaPlarai n of T the b
Prsai~dPndB h pro ert y whc m e
pesnS ectendn at he Regstr urng
Petid itoner Ne Astera wti
Boerbice. Dated this12 daye of
Plofirt 'v beingpotion of lt 6
(stix) Si tinA n the REastr Haf te
ofg Plantaton tre uretor Lot
No.r 1, suituatue on h Euast
Cast ofw AmtraBerbiceithCony
Noferice and Repbli of h

ad s eudai in heb icheenof
GuaaLnsand Survacoyofteys i
Commi ssion uon the 21 aydof
hetr in.h a200P aranionr r37sd
aeot On NDd bressla for sher
Cnhd mbapeey ob inCshs maat e
Persaud, Attorne -at-law Lot 8
Sett. Ann tee New 4seb ao
AmtraBerbice. Dt tiSHa3:
Fbur 2008. N.180-.

the materbc ofteTtet and Reulcd
Prena scr tion and Limitain)
ct, Ca ter 60:02 -and- First, n
Tract uR bein dthe sother 2L
ortio of Lot 97be, Secodly Lot

comprissingo rct 2'R' and Lot8
all beinga potins of Planttion
Maria's Lodg bsituate ona the

Wstr B nk oftho oenerara

4210 dposte in the oi .
Guytaina Land anda Surveys2
Comemiass200non th 25' a o
mattdeier of a Pettin by

resented aettonad forn an
Srelar ation ofe Titl ba

mus0 withinoed () mothe
afterio o the 2' date f heFis
Puliat ion of PthsNitce, fil
InY the Regisrtryof Cour inthe
his (her) Opposito adE and
Support thereof ands sev an

Dcpy tof h sai Notice and

any Affdait po the said Ptto
DfEY.Dae this2n daye of h is
Jauar,208 alicaino snoie Chase
SC HEDUE Feisrst Tforct 'R'th
being ther psouthern potin of
Lot Seondl Lot 8, Thirdly,
andLort 8,eo albend portions
situat on the Wsti Bnkofticne
Demerara River, in the Count
ofER Demerara, Guyana

Sureyor dated thes 12" day of
Jauney, 2007. the side Plan o
42100 dNepositedA inth

SChEeMRs UM: hireo, rec sR
forn sevie sorther Petitioners
Chase, SeC.nl Mrs 8 Yasindy
Sawyand Ms. albi Paulione
"Altuaon Cov ey" 217k South
Street Lacyinth own,
Georgetown, Demerara

the matter o the Tite tof Land
Pcresc tisown & elaration)
ct,. ChDoald terr 600 and-n
thne 20 m t er of Pettin bo
Lindon Huostson Glnford
Hutson, Llo ds Husn, Herbie
M omisonaon GtdO CE"in8~F

aun Godfreyne Minre to have
Prsrpto othe si property")
heMret.AnyM erso ntrendin
tor apsere orte sadPetitioner
mus wi thefin one (1. msont
Carter Athedtre of te Fist
iAtn the egty o the Higth
Georgetown, Notie and

and saterveacp of the il Ln
Ntie mande Affdavit ) upon
theo sadLidnutson, Gefr
GlnodHutson, Lloyd Hto.Hri

accompanid bydre a P n of h

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3rd Octoberbi, 200a and o
records Ming the Departmoento
Landos a~nied Suvys as Planoft

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MARCH 22, 2008 23



FULLY furnished, AC,
room in Subryanville for short
term rental. Prices begin at $7
q000 nightly. Call 227-2199'

SHALOM Driving School
Lot 2 Croal- Street,
Stabroek, G/town. You could
also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
information, call 227-3835,
8 ; 866911-~9 0 387560, 622-

URGENT Ms Claire
Maloney Wabon is asked to
make contact with Dhaniram
Seewah for matters~pertaining
Looda house lot in Cumm ngs

TEL. # 646-4501.

educated!A G~eRItENI riG
Migrate!...through heCFL
Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
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flatch MnadkingoSe vce. oo in~g
please call 629-4605/692-56
mol lych attergoon @ya hoo.corn

FEMALES- want to
enhance your love life? To
discover these secrets. Call

GET rid of evil, fix lo ch

sp2rta help cCall '12- 417'

TAROT Cards Readin r
Discover how cards can he n
you to divine the future. C l
699-212 .

Canada and USA
Imlmigration 80fVICOS
Mgrt st o I naa gal y

Visitors and Student Visas
Appeals for R~efused Ca'ises
U.S; GIreen C'ard Lotte 0-
Balwant Persand &

imirto Co Iutants
uyn: 225-IS40 or622-
647-284-0375 "

wsFOR repairs & se nsces o
reafri ertcwsrn rco hes drvl,
etc. Home Solutions 227-

006E NI IAN O Call.
For all. your TV, DVD, stereo
set, microwave and washing
machine repair. Call Ryan -
26d623h4o or 62 -c9313. We

SALESCLERK must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 years working
experience. Aply in person
wheitha plica lon to Lens,
ShrifFourth Sts., C/ville.
CeVsACPAN sESndxist feor Bo
Drivers. Apply at Survival, Lot
itt Visseage I aoad wt
passport size photo.
REAL Estate monitoring
are you keen in becoming a

aner tte snoued i o th
Bilionb dosI~ e ls ven cubthe

Female Clrical
Assistants >
Computer Typist.
Apply mn peron
with written
(> 7 Longden &
Commerce Sts.

GaAen~erlAN EMain eanco
and front desk hostess to work
in a Hotel environment.
Between the ages of 18 and
30yrs. Apicaat ms a~pp

& Anira Streets, Queenstown,
Mathematics & English
Aan~ o aeicuieeq ival te
Expen'ence: Minimum 3 yeaFs
in a similar posiiton. Apply )n
pesn ~to: Fniendship Oxygqn
Liie,30 Friends'hip, Eait
Bank Demerara. Btentp
hours of 1:00 4:00pm. 's

- 45 Cu~aNTEictio sca aT
education, 1 Accounts ClerN.
Must have knowledge of NI$
and PAYE, 3 y3ars expenence
qualification 3 subjects at CX
mae personR to deinvere d
ci kens an ot r chorlesmurn r

nochl oic ofrst elihave
dafceCler duc alifica in
application to PO. Box 1 331.

OONE gtoldH lining bock
67m 7389ar aea e.

2e Me re id~e tiCMI ai

6kNg R EM. Ti 1-e7r 0

rodi0 COVERDEN 16a~cre plo4,
222-4694. i

.ONE land at Sectior 'C'
Diamond with house alrtost
complete. Contact Junior j622-
5589v or 653-6811.

EBD 60 x 18 $2.5M, 11.6
ar $4.88M, 117 7x 7550M -
Cam beliville $9M. Diana -
227- 256.

a EE SdOWN rob lo
residential. Owner 226-4201
oir o24- iriePr ce $1 6M.

cam'URBAN hStre me Ig g
222, plus extra reserve Idnd.
Going cheap only $18 million.
Owner 226-1742/623-1317.
BACK on the market for
Ga oors~r~ hre tuse, la
prime land -200 x 55 of
commercial or residential.
Reduced to $25 million. O r
- 226-1742, 623-1317
FELICITY, ECD, 60 x 11 -
$12M, Oleander Gardens, 8x
120 -$15M, Shamrock
Gardens, 86 x 128 $18M,
Ql eCstown -226-6809/6 2

FELICITY ECD (60 x 14) -
$12M, Oleander Gardens (87 x
20) $15M, Shamrock Gardens
(86 x 128) -$18.5M,
Queenstown (62 x 120)
$30M. Call Carol 226-68091
LOO LANDS situate on the
rih bain of t~he D me rararive
Susannah's Rust situate on the
WBD, Land next Bourda Market
for sale. Success Realty -
223-6524, 628-0747.

BEL Air Park US$1000,
$60 000. Keyhomes 684-
2-BEDROOM top flat 220
Thomas St., Kitty. Apply within.

barbH shop tonet.spCa1e 6 3-d
1562 T N'3067.Gres-
larg~e 3-bedroom semi-
furnished. 227-0972-
1 NEW 2-bedroom flat
situated 475 Mocha Vill, EBD.
Call anytime 643-4135.
3-BEDROOM furnished hot
In 2c~ol 15ivat~e2 co ound.

fuiXeEdCUTIhVo e arully
9d~ns8625US$1 000. 611-0315,

PHONE 227-2995.
ONE unfurnished two-
bedroom bottom flat at 'W'
Bert S.,2 6Ianille, G/town.

.FOR rent oneful
furnished studio aodeparmen
2S a~t 6 in SR4G. Plase call
HOUSES and apartments

8im~oned 66vd~en~ce etow Cl
FULLY furnished 3-
bedroom house in Nandy Park,
EBD. Call Kush on Tel. 647-
5727, 225-0171.
BUSINESS place $60 000
sitablb forutsna kete mnt re
Telephone 6 3-0172.
ONE two-bedroom flat fully
grilled, for a small family.
Water and "telephone
available. Call 623-9068
beteqn3pmand 8pm.
N LY built concrete
bdiumh eEdCoDo -p0 Ola
m.o0 3h3.Mn r s ol.

aatent tolt bte edou

9259/020206-m thly. Tel. 6 2-
1 2-BEDROOM concrete

botm fa bcmk h 7se) $

2e6a y3536826tim, 551 8, 23-

fulal furnihe US$700 -C h

eB tbow0n U58030 0000_

US$1400. Dirp- 227-2256.
WELCOME? overseas
-guests we offer one bedroom,
executive apartment, luxurious

roues Phboender na o 22927

North cuim e317 $ 5 000 neg-

unfurnished three bedroom
~executive building with all
Aco vniences 2.S -S04THU6B42R

bdUNFURNdSHEDwithtsr ?

ta~nkt n~d pbrkig omelepon d
1-THREE bedroom house
at Lot 148 Sukhan Street, B/

1 2-BEDROOM concrete
bottom fiat at 39 Williams
Street, Plaisance, ECD.
Contact Aubrey Kissoon. 220- 1
FURNISHED 4 bedroom
luxury home to rent US$4000,
others furnished and
nS$un 0 UdS$2000, UUS$3105000
aqgotiable. Coa r we62r3 r2c

7-bedroom house $110 000
Call Carol 612-9785.
overseas guest, fully furnished
88C81 6t 4- Old5shower. 641-

bdroomet pe ft with parking
Garnett'St., Newtown Kitty
OGLE unfurnished and
spacious~ three bedroom
cnem eces. wi lephon

p~C St.~St prime business
ac resecured ground
foor~ su~ia~ble for business.
'225-0546, 642-0636.
scS dUT ruload arg andr
codito unit. Telephone
SHERIFF St., business
place, 960 000 suitable for
Interriet Caf6, beauty Salon,
Office. Telephone 68 -0172.
IBEDROOM a artment -
$50 0n 6* Street, Cummingds

rd ,telb utifulCall 19-
030 8CU\ 26.rtments.
For 8 iuiries callap225-2780,
225 1s9 ,etwee 8 am & 4
p um e ta area, 24 hrs
SPACIOUS one-bedroom
apartment fully furnished,
secure, mosquito proof in
Subrvani i o Agents. Mac
and bottom house forsae
GM ddle oRd., Ta 2P7 2tence
67 n343.
stlFdUR SHEDia American
couple or single person
$4.a000/$5 000 per day.
Call 822-5776
1 2-BEDROOM bottom
ra t il Ara ama St. Ci c ch
6000~oo monthly. Call 623-
ONE (1) two-bedroom
bottom flat self-contained
a artment with car s ace.
Married couple only. Tel. #
233-2240 after 4 pm.
seif rnis~he $26 d000o $28
$ 000, $40 000. Call 2 1-

$3 0000. H35uMO0, Oa50n00
mp 23-i5s8h d6852400 &
FURNISHED 3 bedroom

botom ttt E Dth Rus ves

ACs tmoti~u rn t ,yits end
trermshor term hours also
Ceally 227-6586, 227-4779.

bhedk ELL ppontt thueet
AC ektowenewttwn00Kitte
month, nhor agent. Teu l. # 5

WELL apitd'd~C

Te #22-40 Ms Arjune
artmWEt at(1Loite 1 b ou

Ea0st goat ai oDemierara
aalb font tmdhil Apr

Beli rEN5-1 OkNUSS$104000,

Lamaha, Gdns US$2500' &ut
UaS300 Coamp St.- $100
2000i COeande Gd ians -p
Bl i a US$3000. e.2619,
UXCLUSIV executive
Presiadentialfrnse and0
frorr\$3 000 t US$3500 pe
month.0 Also bsinss bond

and offices acues rice

rnfromsp$70 000 p$50 tor

US 00 per month. Contact
G5o4o0d w3-524 4Pn8e760 Or
ask for James.

IENJOY our special on
Mod a 1 5T0es ys~50
off on facial. Nayelli Hal
Fashion, 211 New Market
Street, NIC/burg. Tel. 226 -

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

SOEymerre e s i3
s aripnlr f a dressedoenvelome
DailEccles Public Roa ,
East Bank Demerara, Guyana

MPUE K irs, CS utes&

air61-S2a83 H~o e 22 Ofc
esdnai able. 24 his

'IJEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking fabric desi n nr
curtains, cushions, c~rochet sno
tao s soft f rnishingt, tlrka

.226-9548, 660-2713

E RO n90 mat DobeCB

NAIL Courses register now
$4 000 each tios, pedicures,
design ng, air brushing, etc.
2e iste r48Mfor tcla se,?: Cal
691-1392 anytime.
training videos (A+, network+
MCSE CISCC) etc.), latesi
software at a~ffordable' prices.
Phone 698-4770.

Computer Sales
Software Sales
Z2 Traaiining

Peachtree, AccPac
Dac Easy, Point of

Sace Vis~ta MS

"a" Tate Re ir s

Computers for Sale.


problem wth the lacost meihea
reatinents combined with
nnactur pthhydrtheherap es
eht ~~ osoalem u atiobne
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T
lcaehned Medica edatioa r

Rpblc Pakg s r ig~ht nt
first unction, rollow the road to
Lot 79). Tel. 233-5944 or cell
!624-1181, Mon. Sat., 9 am to
j5 pm.

SR.K s Creating Masters
in Drivingg since 1979.
Students need security and
comfort to learn.Sudns
must know who they deal
with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
b~uoinr s. R17K's I stitute ody
Charlotte Streets, Bourdan

CALL 233-2495-6
I' virrit WW: illtlt

REPAIRS and service to
air conditioners, refrigerators

job doe n e it t r
eedarth i itcok~gn Naicoui r

TELE. 226-4573.
FEALUE Ad Taxrainee

p E xcravins atror
Oprtors aconig

p10aaa~n w eork in othe
bokkeInt ervics or a

HURRY beat

the crisis 5



mo HILD Lare srvies fom 3
EBO. Cal 628-1900 *

627-7835. ,
DO you hpve -houses or
apartments to gent or sell? Let
me help. Call 218-0303/655-

6n e Ra r g or auim r

Call 2 5-278 225-2819.

Uphoisteryg~~l F Srni ure A d
vehicles nte.Tel. 276-
3260, 2 2, ilr694-7796.

for a laHNcF pNr a abs es
dryers, microwaves, stoves, de p
f0% rs, etc. Call 699-8802/2110

sand nN and aqhue {in lor-
wall and ceiling. Call S'
Williams,iHome 231-1243;
Mobile 883-9516/654-0025
FOR all your construction
re ar renov tins,
l~umbing & painting Conta t
chnamed'oni 233- 591, 667-
FUTURE Building
Construction we specialize In
building, repairing, painting
&lumbina, sandin varnishing.
ing.also cba masonre
hoe. o~or m r~e nfo Call 642-

3/23/2008. 11:08 PM


IROOMS at Le Rich Guest
Hous Gocate ow2tonces
lnterm, monlthlv rental
ntlweekly, by hour a(
aoaberates, refrigerator
double bed, self-contained'
TV, to cook,6p~rofessional staff
Tel. 227-306 or 231-1247,

Ex5"etv HEUS g vi
modern, convenient, secure
spacious fully grilled and air-
conditioned 1 master + 2
bedrooms, 3 Y/2 baths, double
grdage, etc. Agents, eem @ si
or anisations are all welcome.

ONE executive four-
bedroom mansion over
lookinmathe ocean deal for
di 10 ts in re dhet~iah jrenad
co C, stand-by (gen.), alarm
system, grilled, meshed~. One
newly built 2-bedroom house
in Summer Set Court

Budd s chome I ko tth
community decent
nei hbur44oodl5 Onr35 2265-
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
ore eption area. Rnteednti
ildi tfs independent suppsh o
w- r~71a~ndorw2e~r-74Please call
12~~~~ o 2-47
3-bedroom top flat
unfurnished 1 double bed,
stove, fridge, microwave,
dinette set, cushion.
t0e0p r mantdh.' Ge retow~n0
2-bearoom top flat $55 000
per month Georgetown. 10-
bdroom/office space in
residential area US$3 000
neg. Office space 2 floors
Central Geor etown, US$j
000 monthly. Office space 6
000 s ft. Central Georgetown
US 3 000. Building with 13
formulated offices in Central
Georgetown US$3 000. 3-
bedroom reaxsehcaudiv Na

oil S42 5G0e r o 3
-$50 000.oWills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314, 669-7070.

$30M. CALL 611-0315, 690-
HOUSE & land at Eccles
SNelw6S h %e and Parika.
PRIME property in
Lethem for sale. Contact Tel.
# 662-8970/696-7043.
HOUSE & land at
Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara. Contact 629-8738.
NORTH Road $32M,
2K 6 $10M & $12M. Tel.
MONTROSE Public Road
lar e concrete and wooden
bui ding, no repair, vacant
residential area, semi

u h 459/6k-2434 Mgar
ALEXANDER Village one
7-bedroom house $110 000
Call Carol 226-6809/612-
ECCLES & Ogle 2 & 3
bedroom apartment furnished
and unfurnished 684-4411
LAMAHA Gardens
eeut ve 4bed oomed h u

PROPERTY at 15 High
streett, Charlestown- 2
buildings. Contact 623-4694.
ONE residential 3-
Pe roB propet ru Nana
647-8727, 225-0171.
AFFORDABLE transported
house and ld6Wes 80oast

13NO agent call HbHr 2 7
bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens reduced suit 2
families, concrete building.
PRASHAD Nagar 1 2-
family house with all furniture

Ca;l aro: 26 n89, 62

KEYHOMES 684-1852.
WCD $2.5M, Kitty -$2M
-$18M, Campbeliville $10M,
EBD -$30M -$15M,
Queenstown $34M. Diana -
GATED community
beautiful homes, beautiful

REGENT St. rime
business place large concrete
and wooden building .
Immediate vacant possessio .
Telephone 642-06 6. '
CAMP St prime business
place large concrete and
wooden building no repair,
vacant possession. Telephone
642-06 6.
UG AREA newl
constructed four bedroom
exeuttive buil inssi immed ae
ORA4GH6U4B2-R6Aency 225-
ONE wooden & concrete

(oner eNa reai s. Prc
9302, 639-2835.
VilONEehtousehinstAlexand r
Ma dela Avenue 5 Bedrooms
with 2 self contained, well
secured Tel. # 223-9641.
PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom, executive
cnr te b nssiongno re aS\'

6R4A2GH6U3B6 Agency 225-0545,
executive concrete and
wooden building, no repair,
ngtae.Telephone 226-
3866.bePSSS~ o DI
freosdentta ware~au WBD d5 p n.
flom Gtw Hgeo yar sae
3783e s, pr~king. Contact 682-
Industry $10M, Lusignan
$17M, L1B $16M, Annandale
- $16M, De Willem, WCD -
$15M. Call Carol 226-6809
612-9785. '
ONE spacious land with
r istck appr hues and

ma pinerdie 7ube572 d. 2a5
ONE three bedroom flat
concrete building suitable at

Nos 83-23;4-8747, cel no 83-
389-4899 and 223-2942.
MODERN two flat concrete
business premises on Sheriff

d vewa In u th sidd mny
thru restaurant, Nite Club
Shopping Mall. Contact Deo
Maraj 26-4939.
SECTION 'K C/ville $23M
& $40M, lamaha Gardens
$50M, Bel Air Park 832M,
iinacal -Gd2 M, Cam 3SOMI
$50M, Re ent St. $8m. C/
ville (lnd $9M, Kitty (land)
- $6M, aTel: 226-192, 669-0411.
KASTEV WCD 2-storey
wooden & concrete building q
(52 ft x 24 ft) S bedrooms,
bathrooms, toilets,
pressurized water s stem &
eolt5e bn enreces 12and3 (
(evenings) 649-8430.
GET away from crime,
come to Country, Breezy no
traffic noise, quiet neighbour,
(1) three-bedroom (2)-store
popert inside shower, toile ,
prze 20' x 35', land 50' x
450'. No agent. 639-9427
LBI $30M, Prashad

Gardens $30M, Lamaha
Gardens $40M, Queenstown
-$45M. Subrvanville $100M.
Call Carol -~ 226-6809/612-
executive houses in Gated
compound over looking the
At5atic Ece n. PhYn ER22N

SE OMK' pr p~er reduced
mak a t. building re~d ced
from $4p0M to $35 Ideal for
investment, Lamaha Gardens

59 2d2 -6 49 2523O'83821

OGLE building 75 ft by 35
ft land 240 ft by 60 ft n~o2 rear,
vacant possession 6203.
KITTY $13M, Ogle $17M,
Prashad Na ar $35M,
Queenstown $20M. K.S.
OR5A H6U4BI ency 225-
ECCLES Public Road -

1 4 BEDROOM, 2
storeyed house concrete
bottom, toilet and bath
upstairs and downstairs. Call
644-4232, 641-1181 Bibi.
1 2-STOREY fully
concrete building for sale.
Could take 10 bedrooms, 35 ft.
456 641t.- $15M. Tel. 227-
4551,~~ 64-09
LBI $6M, Annandale
(Courbane Park) 16,
Rreasuha Naga
Queenstown $20M, $50M
Brickdam $35M .Call Caro
MC DOOM Public Rd., 1
ide forAut Sls c aer
$20M neg. One manufacturing
duinres hiiluding 0buil ng
Blankenburg, WCD fro t
building land 175 x 55 -
$11M. andlu Babb St. 1 3-
storev buil ing $20M nea.
Call Naresh Persaud 225-
9882, 690-2724.
2 CONCRETE commercial
buuildi gs wioh5mflats hohuosti

with au maic akrak esdsbg
with more than 100 000 tunes,
stereo surround system; off-
licensed liquor store, vacant
floor for offices 2 self-
contained rooms, tully fur. 1
jacuzzi, 1 bath tub, etc.; 1
m derstki chen inarp I ae an
incudin deep f enerator -
U$0000 (GT 000 000)
Central Georgetown. Atlantic
Gardens 6-room concrete
house an double lot $20M;
one level 2-bedroom concrete
building with vacant house lot
in front, Georgetown -$10M;
investment sale of property in
Lamaha Gardens 3-bedroom
concrete house withh master
ronodm hy antd ntl wateS, A

aarhe G rdns re5M 2
bedroom one-level concrete
house ,Mon Repos, Agriculture
Rd. -$6.5M; lar e concrete

Chnaxpeso n e hh u -
garag and utility room
Pras id Nagar $ OM neg.
Wills Realty -227-2612, 627-
8314, 669-7070.

aPIT bull pups 6 weeks
Ol 15 nine mon h old. 227-
PURE bred D shun ps
vacnted dasdc ud pupds
Tel a7-5074aneore
BRIGHTLY coloured tie-
dyed fabric, crafted by a ~
certified professional.61-
$55 000. TEL. 655-2967, 687-

CUTE 7 weeks old
puppies small breed
vaccinated and dewormed'
Call 233-2624 -
MIXED breed pups
(German Shepherd, Rottweller,
Doberman). Contact 216-1057,

AaLCL f sae atB ud

ONE Lincoln Mig welding
set new in box, Salod
Marketing, opposite Maral
Building 225-2196/227-
571 6" LAND Dredge with
2 4-cylinder Perk ns 1000
ser seetco$Mpeteewith caamy

casir R u her if~rnzer De
Streets, Campbellville 226.
SONY Computer
(complete) cordless phones
cameras colones perfumes,
c sea ese D 2 3 eer D

ONE complete guy and
hair dressing salon. 2 1-5171
NOW in Stock for the
first time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397
8 X 4 MILD steel plates
Wholesale prices before VA(

8"- 562 0000 2 277p0000,0

INTEGRATED amplifier,
800 watt with one pair speaker
boxes containing 4' 2" s eaker
horn, etc. Call 216-067 692-
LOWEST prices
guaranteed, laptops, power
amplifiers, microwaves, DVD
recorder, Ipods, Eq & mixer,
camcordes, digital cameras.
1 DOUBLE stall with going
business, font row of Bourda
Market. Tel. 225-0052/645-

9.6 CU. FT



PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pum s,
motors, belts, valves, kno s,
62c.5T chnrician available. Call

ThetrRCA3252"0E~nte~rtaidn e
side door refrigerator with ice
maker $150 000. Contact 650-

e FOR 0 gne 1
Kva, MF 35 Crown and Pinion.
Contact 641-8885, 254-1195
60-GAL. copesrth
6 horse powered poorre oha Sill
(m sala brick) AmeriCan mad
5699, 227-0723, 623-1392.
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Asking $ 8l0 000. Tel. 265-
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computers, electrical box
uitars, digital cameras, crown/
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6432, 623-2477.
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guara teed lt ps, o ee
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360 with accessories, one Hp
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all \Nrt itR Dredgs weldi '
and lighting plant, Ford 5008
tractor, Yamaha engines 40
an o4r8mHetmotor sew, ad on
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1- Crank shaft grinder for
small work like motor cycle
crank shaft 110-240v
$100,000 usa made. 10 5
gallons bucket sealed carpet

20 $5, Tel 627 6

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Printer P esa workne A coDick
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Delph St., C/ville.


Now in stock for

tHe first tune in

FOR sale one (1) 1000
cc RI Yamaha motorcycle, in
immaculate condition. No
problems with transfer of
Registration. For more
information, call 673-2758
during the hours of 07:30 am
adur9 pm, Monday to
1 2002 954 CBR -
$1.3M, R6 2001 $1.1M, 1
Yamaha outboard en mne, 1 4-
stroke Yamaha 115 H, 1 90 2-
stroke, 4 50Hp 4-stro e, 2 30
Hp 4-stroke, 1 25 Hp 4-stroke,
1 9.9 Hp 4l-stroke, 1 30 Hp
4-stroke, 25 Hp 2-stroke. 2
Hondas 50 & 8 Hp 4-strolke.
Call 644-4340.
1 small Vanette mini-bus.

$400V0, lurk H aencekreH d3 ne
boom -$800 e set. 1-
Hymac control va~vee & board
complete $25,000. 1- large

1 MASSEY Ferguson 290
tractor, 1 Massey Fer uson 290
tractor loader, 1 30 + diesel
w lderB aihPerklins6 ylinneii

esrtkms diesel nengine1, 1 DeK l
generator only 120/240 volts,
lo ota en ines only.
Te phone # 2 4-2596-
1996 ROYAL Blue
Mercedes Benz C 870 classic
Estate car. Mint condition.
9 ndtionhad CD/dMriJ ePlay r
ori inal Mercedes Benz
up olstery, power steering,
power brakes, power door ok,
power front windows, dual air
bags, factory installed burglar
a arm. sTrpai er Co 2b~a~r-0wl
ext 22181 51-7300 or 618-

d NE useedN Ei t 14d
assembler, orie diese GM 6.2
non Turbo engine 2 gearbox
THM 300, one Ford Engine
7.3 diesel 2 Std generator 6
speed, 14 used 215 75R 17.5
small truck 2 trailer tire 5 ply
steel and ply sidewall one
2200v single phase 17" double
sdpetasne~r wtdh anmra
cytliner66d e2 engine 40 Hp
ratingg- 66- 7

$380 000. TEL. 644-5096.
ecOINEt cAEd150 Coron
1 -212 CARINA PKK full
loaded. Call 220-3109/69 -

2C04NE Isuzu diesel truck
(anter) $1M. Call 225-8915
1 22 CARINA fully
loaded price $1.6M. Call 646-
ndKt r4 eWagnndivin

ONE AT 192 Carina for
sale. Contact Mitchelle on
Tel. # 613-5146.
AE 91 Sprinter automatic
-$675 000 neg. Call 264-

ePeR eEustn bus ?r

ONE Model 'M' with
Turbo winch hardly used,
GJJ Series. Tel. # 62-7389.
3594 lady driven, excellent
condition. Call 69-5945, 219-
1 RZ minibus, BGG
Series. Good working
condition. Call 268-2920 or
ONE Ceres, excellent
condition. Price $670 000
neg. Contact 662-9163.
TOYOTA Carina AT 170,
S crlaeAE29216-7C110City Taxi
1 TOYOTA Camry SV 40
yn"rnms in~e~er CD, Mp3
1 TOYOTA Camy good
condition. Price $5 6 000
ne Call 276-0539, 663-
33 5.
ONE AE 91 Toyota
Corolla EFI engine, automatic
68472 7000. IIal 226-1122,
_Seie~s g dd codt6 Price
TOYOTA Carina AA 60,
PHH Series, excellent
condition, mag rims $380
000 neg. Call 612-5780.
1 TOYOTA Corolla, 2 Y/2
years old, PKK Series, top
music system. Call 682-3783,
1 HYUNDAI Accent car, 1
Toyota Corolla Wagon, both
good working condition. Tel.
643-5161, 216-0968.
wheel disc brakes, power
3t~e~ering ne8r00 000 Tel: 619-

5652 or 218-3574.
ONE RZ minibus, EFI,
eon Iae P6i -66$1750 070

automatic, excellent
condition, mags, back wheel
9riv Call 220-2583, cell 616-

minibuses for sale. Call 259-
0840, 625-7014, 661-7965.
2002, 2000) Corolla AE 110
Corolla Allion (4 years to pay
off). Call 231- 236.
1 DOUBLE cab To ota
Hilux crashed vehicle PFF
series sold as is. Tel. 335-
5064, 613-1241.
1 AT 70 TOYOTA Corona
full light automatic EFI fully
powered. Tel. 616-9884.
AT 150 TOYOTA Corona,
automatic price $525 000.
6 ntc bRocky 225-1400 or
1AE 100 G-Touring
Wagon in excellent condition.
Mags, roof rack, spoiler, CD,
AC, PS, PW, PM. _Tel. 644-
1- G-TOURING Corolla
Wagon. Contact R & T Taxi
Sie iCealla22 -08C3rai27StA3C5
SN SSN 13 Selnta
itk fg lmps mg rm,
6a~st $800 000 neg. C II 611-
1 192 & 1 212 Carina
excellent condition. Chrome
rirns, etsce RZ mn 1 2es, PKK
TOYOTA Carina AT 212,
PHH 9201, Blue, F/P, mags,
gC15MAC,egDVCD,11a6m m7P~rice

automatic fOl ApouexeduAC,
ma s, crash bar $1.550M
(4x ). Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 EP 82 Starlet, 2-door
Turbo automatic, fully
pwered A 4 i5

1fe 9 & 24.p65

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 23, 2008 2!i

Horses face testing time in Hong Kong

_ _

ion so ..T

1 NISSAN Vanette
minibus, manual, in excellent
codton 1 3 00 0 nac

Sort car, 2- door (Yellow)vwith
ae Ra in begkine6 -8 9le

AT 150 To ota C rna
re nbie y aritina'
(ok nga, tape deck,conuali en
6-67 almp692487 400 Call
ONE Toyota Hilux Extra
cab LN 170 engine automatic,
4WD, black and silver, super
condition $3.8M fixed. 689-
1 NISSAN (4x2) Pick up,
'er mnag imes, e lln
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 TOYOTA RZ Iong bus
mibu scmdags,n us c
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
ONE Toyota Hilux Surf -
Dnloa~t ul po ered, AC2
100 000 neg. Tel. # 665-
(Diesel engine) 2L-TE,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
$2sCliayer,us dbams. r
Rocky 225-14 0 or 621-5902
TOYOTA ST 202 Celica
GheE, ec I ent 1condi @ony
Sony Xpod player, alarm, etc.
Call 629-9992, 624-2765.
RZ bus AT 192, AT 212,
AT 170, Cor NZE $600 000
$800 000, $1M, down
pa mC I 2Hiu 2E tra/Single
series, never in hire
automatic, fully loaded, low
milage, price $1 675. Contact
Roc y 225-1400, 621-5902.
Cul ro~adeud. c $705 00,
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 AT 170 CARINA,
excellent condition. Ideal for
hire, 5 forward stick gear,
m s, tiabe d4elc~k. Must be sold.
1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark 11
automatic, fully loaded, price
$850 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
.1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private automatic, fully
olawed P~rice $,M ota~c

592 CANTER Nissan 6

bak te et a, dotuobl b
wheel, GDD series Sold
as $1.2M is. Credit can be
arranged. Tel: 650-2706.
1 GRAND Cherokee
mritnee s, 1 Aua Lgn
leather interior, 18" Lexani
rims. Contact Patrick 226-
6432, 623-2477.

ctRAV 4,000 21 & 193

1 TOYOTA Ipsum Jee
SDXM 10 white, 7 seats, 1 "
rims, alarm, sonar, CD deck
ACe full powered, automatic,
condition. Pr ce egtipTer 9
can be arranged. Call 690-
3484 anytime.
TWO Toyota Tundras,
double door, white $3.7M,
Green -$3.2M, Toyota
acdemWalker 1)ee Igmneeratorn
23KVA $.3M, 4-inch water
pmp Cwt engine -$360
8767 Cal23-5315, 623-

AT 129125 CCAr rANZE? olari,
AT 190 Corona, LanMa
11, AT 170 Sunny, Laure', A
O0Canina. Vehicles from ';300
Extr (a.RAV-4,4Doubdle2Cab/
RZ buses 3Y and 12-seater
Uses Aaund many others at
C oal Street, Ste rLoty. Tl
649-0329, 699-366 Credit
can be arr-anged.

ONE HANDYMAN. 226-2543.



BANK. CONTACT 220-8929.
65W4A8TRESS 6w~a~nd. Call
615-0481~~ o 6-9.
SUITABLE 2 bedroom
apartment for working couple.
DISPATCHER to work at
Taxi Service. Tel. 231-7277,
ONE experienced cook,
one exoeien ed roti maker-

ye 2 LIVE-CN lMai ne 14
693-70a62e 682-7020.
ONE slim and single lady
for a live-in maid, for a Hindu
family on the ECD, age 40 -
50 yrs. Call 622-5163.L N

SALESMAN or woman
with car to sell. Real Estate
ad 2S~e ice the nation. Call
W NTEeDm ylbs, 20 Ibass
cylinders. Telles Steel 226.
ONE day shift Handy boy
8 to 5 pm Tennessee Night
Club, one Waitress or waiter.
Tel. 226-6527, 623-7242.
wtONE acetylene/eAr wer:::
Good remuneration. Tel. 227-
1830 for more info.
URGENTLY needed, live-
in Waitresses to work in bar.
Reasonable salary offer.
Contact 259-0574.
DRIVER for Canter truck.
Coo teliver water rfr~o therWest
Call 680-7910 9 V
HIGHWAY. CALL 688-2965.
ONE Domestic and one
person to work grocery stall
toourd rMar et, one ecu n
Contact 231-1272 Lee.
2 WAITRESSES to work
at Jam's Bar. Tel. 220-2706 or
22 in19 n e7a 500 weekly.

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Bvne el Arr 2D25- na /

external Sales Representative,
Drivers. ApplyK Bissan's
Lct wn. ie. # 27-32S et,
ONE Domestic to live-in
from out of town. Must be 35
and over. Must be honest,
reibe oaunrdjmost f I sr ou

toEXPEkRIENCE Sael tbo s
department. Apply with written
application and reference to
Household Plus, 131 Regent
& Cummings Sts., Bourda.
SALES Clerks, Porters to
work shift5- 11mam -p pmw 8 8
references to: Bish Sons
Super Stop 99 First & Albert
Streets, Alberttown. Tel. 225-
WOODS: Letterwood,
liiksi,iD ralibli, lArBmata,
Darina Dakamaballi, Ituri Ishi
Loko Do (Sorone Bullet wood.
Tel. 226-1757, 225-5641, 24
Belvoir Court, Bel Air.
2 SALES Representatives
ao isel aertasidg spaSe fos
SNewspaper. Must be at least 20
~ears and over. Must have at
least 3 subjects CXC, be well
epokden, hones c id confkle t
curriculum vitae and 2
references to: Kalodion
Advertising, 95 Robb & New
Garden Streets. Bourd G/

ONE AT 192 Carina fully
powered, AC, automatic, CD
paw rre 0as al I ll

3216, 621-3875.

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fully powered PJJ series
$6.5M excellent. English
made Morris Marino never
re52s~te automatic 5 seat r
arranged. Tel: 614-9432


LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Somerset batsman Marcus
Trescothick announced his
retirement from interna-
tional cricket with England
due to health problems yes-
"My desire to play cricket
is as strong as it ever was. But,
due to the problems that I have
experienced, travelling abroad
has become extremely stressful
for me," he told Somerset's Web
Trescothick has long suf-
fered from a stress-related
illness and pulled out of
England's 2006 tours to India
and Australia, where the tour-
ists were thrashed in the
Ashes series,
The problems recurred
again recently, leading to his
withdrawal from the county's
pre-season tour to Dubai,
Somerset said in a statement.
"I have tried on numer-
ous occasions to make it back

to the international stage
and it has proved a lot
more difficult than I ex-
pected," the 32-year-old
former England opening
batsman said.
"I want to extend my play-
ing career foras long as possible
and Ino longer want to put my-
self through the questions and
demands that go with trying to
return to the England team.
"I have thoroughly en-
joyed my time playing for
England, andlIam very proud
of having been selected for
76 Test matches and over 120
"It has been a great
privilege to represent my
country and I am grateful
to the game of cricket for
giving me the opportunity
to excel at a sport that I en-
joy somuch."
Trescothick said he
would now "concentrate all
my efforts on playing well
for Somerset. It is a very big

season for the club and I am look
ing forward very much to playing
a full part'.

- e

Trescothick ends England-,

car eer due to health


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Tel. 220-2'171, 227-'1451,
Or 681-0244 '
FOR the best factory
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new model Carina, AE 110
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Never used. Night Hawk
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1 TWO-soe cnrt
house sitse yt c cre

df nintg o I 5

building, newly3bil O YheED
heart of Ne w
Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically. Call
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2-STOREYED house with
IarE bl d spa e, corner ofk
Berbice. Tel: 265-3419, 622-
3879 Andy.

3GO ING35fusiness place
bautifulxy tiled osf ie 3e0dt
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -
fully grilled in N/A. Call 333.
UPPER flat of two-

buseesesdpur~s~- b ocateodr
Police Haqatf) al
Telephone # 618)-6634
BUSINESS n/erniises
Edinburgh Viil v e.- near Mun,
Sntrenmce to G asgow H u in
business in aeration. Fo Inr
details al,a oner, 333n2 1

situated aANRoSeOHalEDT oawnnd
Markert Street, o posite the
Market. Contact Donette on
663-7886, 612-7941.

Restaurant and Bar, 3 19
Main street New Amsterdam,

i w I om

ONE BOAT. 52 ft len h
by 9 ft width, 5ft dept, 3, 00
Ibs .seine, 2 48 Yamaha
engine, fully equip ed.
Contact -6 6-6649, 11-

oGXo90di oARKo1ta in
339-4525 or 613-6990.
ONE Ford F 150 V8 Pick
cnditKiKn E42 lento ri al
C1.8M neg. Call KK 322-

In his 76 Tests, Trescothic
scored a total of 5 825 runs, a
an average of 43.79. He played
in 122 one-day international iv:
nings, getting 4 335 runs, wit;
an average of 37.37.

By James Pomfret

HONG KONG, (Reuters) -
Humans are not the only
Olympic competitors facing
stricter doping checks at the
August Games; horses, too,
will undergo record numbers
of tests at Hong Kong's top
laboratory when the city hosts
equestrian events on behalf of

While disgraced athletes
such as Ben Johnson and
Costas Kenteris have hogged
the headlines at previous
Olympics, the genteel world
of equestrian competition has
also seen its reputation tar-
nished by doping at the
With that in mind, the
sport's officials will rely on

the expertise of Hong Kong'
Jockey Club to carry out mor
tests and produce the result
more swiftly than at any pre
vious Olympics.
ThelInternational Equestri;
Federation (FEI) says it will te
50 to 60 of the 225 or so cor
peting horses, with swifter turr
around times and more compr<
hensive tests expected.
Hong Kong's top horl
racing anti-doping laboratory
run by the Jockey Club, ca'
ries out 18 000 equine tes:
each year in the racing-ma.
city which took on the Olym:

unaen to g aBate ngis
ease-fryelzone for horses or

most te tse pdla ein h nw le
said Andreas Schutz, a to
trainer in Hong Kong who he
worked in German En lan
France and the United States.

Officials hope Hong Kone
reputation forbheavy testing a

bou um rengpeoilene
ability it'll be like the situati
in Hong Kong for horse r:
ing where the number of po
tive tests is extremely lon
said Terence Wan, the head
the Hong Kong laboratory,
"Our record is very goo 1,'
find a lot of drugs that are mis~.
by other labs," Wan, whose
cility is one of only four rel
ence laboratories recognized i-
theF1El worldwide, told Reute;
A~t the 2004 Athens Oly;
pics, four horses tested positil
for banned substances, includli
two gold medallists.
German ridpr Ludgi
"Beerbaum WTIl
:showjumpnig team w@s
rippedd of their go~ld mel
After his horse' Goldfe
tested poliid', wrhile Ir.
shouwjumlper t'iah O'Con-
lost his country's sole g
bledal after his 138`.
Watercford Clystal falkyi
drug~ te~st. (

4'. 3. Y.s..-4 .. j]]jegg I
1: n.130/3.11 7.0.4

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I CC Champ~ions Trophy 2008 schedule announced

... West Indies face Pcakistan in opening match

THEc In nt wo al eCarket Cuncil (IC et rdah an*
pions Trophy 2008 to be played in Pakistan from Septem-
ber 11 to 23.
Hosts Pakistan will face 2004 winner and 2006 runner-up
West Indies in the opening match on September 11 (Thursday)
in a Group A game at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lah~ore while de-
fending c ampions and top-seed Australia will open their cam-
paign.against India on September 13 (Saturday) at the same
Karachi and Rawalpindi are the other venues to be used in
this year's event. which is very much an elite tournament with
only the top eight sides in the world competing. .
As discussed at the ICC Board meeting earlier this week in
Dubaii, a full inde~pendent seciurity assessment of the situation
in Palustan will be conducterd mn June.
As compared to the 200(6 tournament when 21 matches were
played oler 29 dai s. 15 malches \all be played in 17 days this
\ear in what I;, a much shorter. The first senulinal wIll be platerd at the National Stadium
mn Karac~hl on Seplember .'J w hr le Rawalpindi will host the sec-
ond semi final on September '5
Gaddafi Stadium. which hosted the final of the 1996 ICC
Cricket World Cup, has been setlected to stage the final of the
ICC Champions Trophy 08
in india two years ago, sides~ ranked seven to 10th in the
LG; ICC ODI Championship rsble as~ on April 1, 2006, started
the tournament by contesting a preliminary round with a round-
robin format.
The top two sides; fmcm that prelmnunary round w~ent fo~nvard to
the second stage uuch Sawr the top su~ sides from the LG ICC ODI
Championship table divided n~o two groups.loined by the two quah-
Sers Aom the preliminary mound
This year, the groupings were finahlsed on Mlarch I2, the

mzoI -"----C.~'
Newcastle 2-0 Fulham: St James' Park erupts as Mark
Viduka places a shot beyond Kasey Keller to put the
hosts ahead. (BBC Sport).

criticised for in the past.
"Michael Onr en has beeir magnificent, not just his goals but
his leadership on the pitch."
Viduka, who has recently returned to the side after nig-
gling injuries, fired past hoeeper Kasey K~eller after six min-
utes and Owen should h~ave made the points safe before
finally ending Futham's: resistance seven minutes from

New castle rose to I 31h,' 511 pomnt abol e tturd from bottom
Bolton W'anderers w~ho snappedl nrun of file consecutlate league
defeated b\ drawing 1I-1. al home to Mlanchesterr Carl.
Fulham remlained fo~ur points from afety

Sunderland, who bga Pth dayfut from bottom, beat
Aston Villa 1-0 with an 83rd-minute goal by Michael Chopra
to secure their Tirjl away1) U n o~f the season.
Roy Keane'i side moved above Bumrnpnham Citr. wrho went
down 2-1 at Readi~ng after twco headed goal by Andre Blkey.
Bolton base 26 points from 31 games, Fulham have 23
and Derby. w~ho lost 1-0 at M~iddleshrough, are almost down
on 10 points.
Tunca\ Sanll soredJ the goal that put Boro eight points'
above the relegatilon places.
Roque Santa Cruz netted twice for Blackbumn Rovers in their
3-1 defeat of Wig~an Athleuc.
Both sides ended writh 10 men after Christopher Samba of
Rovers and Wigan' H~son Palacios were dismissed.
In the day's late match, Everton's hopes of beating
Liverpool to the fourth Champions League spot faded with
a 1-1 home draw against mid-table West Ham United.
Ya~kubu Al!yegbeni gale Evenon an e~arl\ lead but W'est Ham
got a dejerted e~quallser after the break duorugh Dean Ash~lon
and almost wron the game when youngster F~redd~e Sears hrl the
Everton remained two points behind fourth-placed
Liverpool who face champions Mlanhebster Unoited today
when the title race could become a lot clearer.
United are three pomas clear of second-placed Arsenal w~ho
vislt Chelsea, in third, today
In yesterday's early game, Portsmouth's chances of se-
curing a top-six fnoish were dented by a 2-0 defeat at
-Ibtlenham Hotspur who grabbed late goals through sub-
stitutes Darren Bent and Jamie O'Hara.
There have now been 101 goals scored in all competi-
tions at Tottenham's White Hart Lane this season.

Warnapura maiden Tesft

century puts Sri Lanka ahead

HAVING notched up a hun-
dred and a fifty in a warm-
up match at Guyana National
Stadium, Providence,
Malinda Warnapura returned
to the venue which be-
came the 97th to host Test
cricket and celebrated

Michael Vandort. With no
swing, seam movement or
bounce Warnapura could quite
easily come onto the front foot
and drive. He didn't refrain from
going for aerial drives in the are
between cover and point, and his
first four was a slash off Taylor
as early as the second over.
Daren Powell generated
some good pace but his short-
pitched stuff was comfortably
negated and there were a few
too many wide deliveries, one
resulting in a scorching drive
through extra cover that was
especially pleasing.
The square boundaries at the
venue were long certain full-
blooded shots would have been
four at the old Bourda and so
Warnapura and Vandort relied on
their running between the wick-
ets to keep the runs coming.
Warnapura was particularly
strong on the off-side he scored
92 runs with bottom-hand
punches into the covers and
past point, compared to 27
nudged to the other side of
square and despite driving
uppishly, he continued to pros-
West Indies should have
had an early wicket but
debutant Sulieman Benn,
their 268th Test player,
missed the stumps from the
slips, allowing Vandort a life.
Apart from consecutive steers
for four through gully
Vandort drove tall and up-
right, bat close to body.
The odd ball from Benn
turned one inside-edge snuck
between Vandort's legs but
there was little for the bowlers
to shout about. Only 32 runs
were scored from 17 overs go-
ing into lunch but more impor-
tantly the openers remained to
gether for two hours.
Having just seen Vandort
let off at point Taylor held his

nerve to snap a 131-run stand
when he beat him with ap-
preciable pace and swing in
the 42nd over. West Indies
should have had Warnapura
on 95 in the 54th but Dwayne
Bravo, at slip, dropped a
mistimed cut. Warnapura
collected himself for a mo-
ment and raised his maiden
ton from 182 deliveries with
another cut to point, who
fumbled and allowed the
The arrival of Kumar
Sangakkara added pressure to
West Indies in the field. Push-
ing singles, constantly shuffling
in his crease, confidently play-
ing with the spin, Sangakkara
furthered his team's position.
He was very eager to keep runs
ticking and added 75 with
Warnapura, who walked after
nibbling one from Bravo down
the leg side to the 'keeper.
Joined by best mate
Mahela Jayawardene, deter-
mined to play out the rest of
the day, Sangakarra continued
pushing singles. It was tough to
keep him inactive for long the
way he continually walked
across lus stumps to tuck the
spinners towards midwicket.
His 24th half-century came up
in 113 deliveries.
Sri Lanka were looking
comfortable 30 minutes be-
fore close, with only two men
back inside, but Sangakkara

SRI LANKA l st Innings
M. Vandort Ibw b Taylor 52
M. Warnapura c wkp. Ramdin
bBravo 120
K.T raakkara cSmith50
M. Jayawardene nal out 25
T. Samaraweera c sub. (Dowlin)
b. eisn not out 10
Extras: (Ib-l, w-1. nb-2) 7
Talal: (faur wkts. 90aovers) 269

departed shortly before close
as he chased a wide one from
Taylor to the slips. Taylor
induced a half-push from
Thilan Samaraweera two
balls later, which the substi-
tute fielder Travis Dowlin
snapped up at short
Taylor's double-whammy
was the best West Indies p -
cured all day, unlike the rest of
his toothless bowling team-
mates, and the hosts need some
further chutzpah to haul them-
selves back. Bar Taylor's subtle
changes of pace, the only trick
which worked for West Indies on
this comatose track, it was rather
disappointing. The part-timers
were pedestrian, Benn toiled ef-
ficiently but without success,
Powell finished the most expen-
sive bowler, and Bravo, mixing
cutters and slower deliveries, was
decent. The catching, too, left
much to be desired.
To make matters worse
West Indies lost the services of
vice-captain Ramnaresh
Sarwan, playing his first Test
in ten months, due to an injured
left hand.
The team that won the
toss was always going to have
the advantage on a run-
filled pitch and the start of
the day was only bad news
for the hosts, whose pre-
match confidence fell flat
until Taylor lifted spirits.

Fall of wickers: 1-130, 2-205, 3-
243, 4-243.
Bowling: Powell 16-1-64-0, Taylor 18-
4-593, Gayle 16-2-38-0. Bravo 19-1-
481dsw-l 1 -2). Benn 18-5-46-0'
WEST INDIES Chris Gayle, Devon
Smith, Ramnaresh Sanrwan. Marlon
Samuelsi SIvna lne ChandB pau ,
Denesh Ramdin. Sulieman Benn,
Jerome Taylor.DOaren Powell.

with a maiden century.
The lack of bounce on a
typical Guyanese featherbed al-
lowed Warnapura to hit through
the line without any inhibitions
and he helped himself to 120 to
lay a solid platform for Sri
At 269-4 Sri Lanka were
firmly in the driver's seat until
some subtle change of pace late
in the day hauled West Indic
back slightly. The decision no.
to take the second new ball
proved crucial, as Jerome Tay-
lor snuffed out a couple wick-
ets with some excellent swing
before stumps. Other than that
there was little to cheer as the
visitors' left-handed top order
batted fluently on a bald, bare
surface which will certainly get
Warnapura, in his third
match, was the aggressor in a
century opening-stand with

basis of teams' rankings in the LG ICC ODI Championship
table as on March 12. which was the cut-o~ff dale folr the de-
~ri nation of the seedings forr the ICC Champlans Tro~phs

The eight. teams were then split into tw~o groups of
four with a round-robin format in operation. The top two
sides from each group will progress to the knock-out stage.
The following are the two groups (with seedings in
Group A: Australia (1), India (4), Pakistan (5), West
Indies ( f
Group B: South Africa r2), New Zealand (3), Sri Lanka
(6), England 17)
September 11 Pakistan v West Indies, Lahore
September 12 New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Karachi
September 13- Australia 1 India. Lahore
Septmlberr 1-1 England a Sri Lanka Kiarachi
Seprrembe~r 15 South Af~ri~ca v New Zealand, Rawalpindi
Se~pemlbe~r 16 W~est Indies v India. Kiarachi
Septemberr~ 17 Pakiistan v Australia, Rasalpindi
September 8 South Africa v Sri Lanka, Lahore
September 19) England r New Zealand, Rawalpindi
September 20 Pakijstan v India. Lahore
September 21 Australia v West Indies, Karachi;
v South Africa, Rawalpindi
September 24 -1Ist semifinal, K~arachi.
September 25 2nd semifinal, Rawalpindi
September 28 final, Lahore.
Former winners:
1998 South Africa
2000 New Zealand
20027 India and Sri Lanka (joint winners)
2004 West Indies
20)06 Australia

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fnallyn re first

Keeg an
By Martyn Herinan

LONDON, England (Reuters) Newc~astle United eased
their relegation fears with a.2-0 home win over Fulham
yesterday as attention focused on the battle to stay in the
Premier League.
Sunderland, Reading and:Middlesbrough also claimed impor-
tant wins but nowhere was there more relief than at a wintry St
James' Park.
Mark Viduka's early sho jand ti late Michael Owen header
gave Kevin Keecgan the winning feeling for the first time since
returning as Newca~stle mana er in January.
"It was a greal result.: Keegan told Sky Sports televi-
sion. "We showed character ... and when we had to dig in
we stuck together and th t's what these players have been

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 23, 2008 2


memory ofa dear husband and
father who ph sically left us
on March 26, 1994.
G~od took the strength of a
tnountain, the majesty ofa tree, ,
The warmth of a summer sun, the.
calm ofa quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature, the comforting arm of
The wisdom of the ages, the power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring, the faith of a mutr
Th pati nce ofeteriy t e d ith oah el ne was

nothing more to add
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ...Dad." 3~
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us...they
hive on in the kmndnesses they showed, the comfort te
shared and the love they brought into our lives. When
someone you love becomes a memory, the memory
becomes a treasure. A life that touches others goes on
forever "
SRemembered with love by your dear
Wife, daughter, grand-daughtersan o-nlw

Zd dPr~~ I II) Q
-" --i


. Born: January 2.9, 1937 I i
Di ed: March9., 2008.
:The family of the late I
Thank all those who have sympath~ized with us.
During ourrecent bereaviement- I
SA special thanks to: Lennox & Mervin Bruce,:
j an &L Ena Bruce. Collen Rodrigues, Eanist & I
:Nexta Bowman, Gilendan Miller, Ralph Haynesj
I & family, Mauricee Bynoe &L family, Lawrence &: I
: Keith, Janice Washington, Yvonne G~eorge, Rev.
1 Dale Bisnauth & The Burns Woman's
" Organisation, Andrew Brebren & Royston

Yorpra e, letters, cards, flowers anul
presence at the funeral are deeply

G~e~ E~b~ rrTI

ciation of National Olympic
Committees and president of
the Pan-American Sports
Organisation (PASO), Barba-
dian Austin Sealy, IOC com-
mittee member in Barbados,
Puerto Rico's Richard Carrion,
Executive board member of the
IOC, president of the Central
American and Caribbean
Sports Organisation Hector
Cardona, also from Puerto
Rico, and Jamaican Mike
Fennell, president of the Com-
monwealth Games Federation
and vice-president of PASO.

t0 the Daily and Sund8


the RIOSt Widely
circulated newspaper
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BACCHUS who died on March 17, 2007. .
As we reflect on her life, we know that she is gone
But she has left us a sign of faith that: no one can.
separate us from
aShe has left us with a legacy of love, generosity
.and prosperity 4,.
Thou you are not here with us we know that
you are much closer to us
Because you now live in the fullness of God's
A love that encloses each one of us ~9
It is mn this divmne love that we are truly united
Your death did not separate our love it deepens our vision
You have left a vacant seat that no one can replace
But there will forever be a special place in our hearts for you
If the truth were known and we could see with eyes into tomorrow
Our prayers of yesterday were heard in the midst of all our sorrows
We will ensure that all your good and tireless work, be remembered always :
Sleep on our beloved sister we know that you are in the bosom of Jesus
Sadly missed by all (sisters, brothers, husband, children,
grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, other
relatives, staff and customers ofMedi-Care Pharmacy).

May her soul rest hi peae



ing rooms.
The Barbados Olympic As-
sociation (BOA) president
Steve Stoute spoke with pride
as he addressed the gathering,
expressing immense pleasure
that the project had come to
"The realisation of this
building is a dream come true
for many of us who have
been involved with the Barba-
dos Olympic Movement and,
indeed, it has been in the
planning stages for quite
some time," Stoute declared,
The building is approxi-

n aotel 5 s. btan st on
Other dignitaries present
at the function included
Mexican Mario Vazquez
Rana, president of the Asso-

(CMC) The International
Olympic Committee (IOC)
president Dr Jacques Rogge
officially opened the Barba-
dos Olympic Centre last
Tuesday evening in front of
an august audience.
The Barbados Sports Min-
ister Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo

National Olympic Committee
to work better, but it will also
assemble all the national
(sports) federations and they
will benefit from the unique
cross-fertilisation, because all
these national federations who
are going to meet together on a
regular basis, have the same
problems, they have the same
issues, and they will work to-
gether for the same solutions,"
Rogge said.
The centre
will accommodate not only
the administration offices
for the association and a

muem,e iu l hoousir3

Regional Anti-Doping
Organisation, the Regional
Volleyball Development
Centre, a Gift Shop, Sports
Research Centre and meet-


and leading international admin-
istrators were present as Rogge
pulled the ribbon to inaugurate
the Bar$2.2 million (US$'1.1
million) building at the Sir
Garfield Sobers Complex.
"The Olympic Centre
will indeed be a major contri-
bution to the evolution of
sport in your country," said
The Olympic Centre will
accommodate the Barbados
Olympic Association (BOA)
offices and an Olympic Acad-
enio diat wil 1 ferlnu erous
Sports Administration, Healthy
Lifestyles and Coaching, not
only in Barbados but through-
out the Eastern Caribbean.
Rogge, whose IOC helped
fund the project, said the cen-
te sxh ld~ dprov god pat-
sports development and ad-
"It will not only enable the

HARDYAL: In loving everlasting and
cherished memory of my loving husband
and our ca ring father B IS HAN
HARDYAL aka JOE, late Senior
Engineer of GPL and of 15 Seaforth
Street, Campbellville. Born April 1939
and departed this life on March 19, 2000.

It has been eight years since
God had taken you away from us
Loving memories we will never forget
Sadly missed along life's way with
silent thought and deep regret
We think of you everyday,

Bt in ur e"ars hnoshar ways there
This day is remembered and quietly kept, we shall never forget
For those we love don't go away, they walk besides us eve yday
Unseen and unheard, but always near
So loved, so missed and so very dear

Acchedyo Yam addanyo yam Akledyo sosya eva ca \5
Nityah sarva gatah sthanur Acalo yam sanatanah

This individual soul is unbreakable and in soluble and can neither be
burned nor dried. He is everlasting, present, every where,
unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same Bha avad Gita
Chapter Two Text 24.

Forever and always remembered by your loving wife, sons,
daug hters-in-law, grandchildren, sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-
law, relatives and friends.

May Lord Shiva grant his soul eternal rest
Sleep on dear one for the Lord is there with you: "
We will always miss you and love you

3/23/2008, 12:40 AM


IDAY CHRONICLE March 23, 2008

Flintoff targets

Lord's Test for

En gland come bac k

LONDON, England (Reuters) England all-rounder An-
drew Flintoff said he hopes to return for England's home
Test against New Zrea and aatp Ld'cs on i r s n

his left ankle which was operated on for a fourth time in Oc-
However, he came though Lancashire's pre-season
match against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi, scoring 51 and

' '
Tamim lqbal's 129 was the second-highest QDI score by "
Bangladesh batsman.



~L~Y =~ I ~I r I ~~~QtD

*L- *

By John O'Brien

SEPANG, Malaysia
(Reute4-s)'- Brazilian Felipe
Massa led a Ferrari front
row sweep in Malaysian
Grand Prix qualifying yes-
terday while McLaren's
.championship leader Lewis
Hamilton was demoted to
nihth place for impeding ri-
Massa secured the 10th
pole, position of his career
ahead of world champion team
mate fimi Raikkonen to re-
vive' Ferrari's morale ~after a
dismal start to the season in
AGustralia last weekend.
"Our championship starts
;.now because what happened
I~in the last race was incredible,"
said Massa, who also started
on pole at Sepang last year.
"fWe did not expect that

but we did a very good job dur-
ing the week and hopefully we
can put everything together
now to have a quick and con-
sistent championship."
While the Italian team set the
pace, stewards handed Hamilton
and Finnish team mate Heikki
Kovalainen five place penalties
after the pair had qualified to-
gether on the second row.
Kovalainen will now be
eighth on the starting grid for
what could be a wet and treach-
erous race, with 23-year-old
Briton Hamilton behind him in
ninth place.
"W~e accept the stewards'
decision but would like to add
that neither Lewis nor Heikki
impeded any of the competi-
tors deliberately," said
McLaren chief executive Mar-
tin Whitmarsh.
"It was an unfortunate inci-

dent nothing more, nothing
less and we look forward to
tomorrow's race."
Italian Jarno Trulli, in a
Toyota, and Poland's Robert
Kubica in a BMW Sauber
moved up to take the third and
fourth slots.

Driving in hot and humid
conditions under heavy cloud
cover, Massa lapped 0.482 sec-
onds quicker than Raikkonen.
Ferrari had been in imperi-
ous form all weekend and their
front row sweep was the team's
first since last September's Bel-
gian Grand Prix.
R~aikkonen was still dis-
appointed with his perfor-
mance after setting the fast-
est time of the weekend in
the second session.
"I was not too happy with

the last section of qualifying,"
said the Finn. "I just cbuld not
get a good grip or the best out
of the car. But second is a good

ing forward, we are quite
Hamilton, winner in
Melbourne but outqualified by
his new Finnish team mate for
the first time, will struggle to re-
peat last year's second place.
"We changed some things
today and I'm not really sure
whether it was the right way to
go or not but we'll see tomor-
row,"saidtheBriton, whohadnot
been off the front row since Bel-
gium last year.
"I wouldn't say we were on
the back foot but for sure they
have got a very quick car," he said
before the penalty was an-
nounced. .
"But they did last year and
we took them at the first corner
so we've got to remain positive.
We've got to get good points and
I think we can still do that." .
Last year's race winner

Fernando Alonso, Spass,
double world champion who hak
returned to Renault after a dif-
ficult year alongside Hamilton
at McLaren, was one of those
who protested about the
McLarens and willstart seventh,
Germany's Nick Heidfeld,
for BMW Sauber, moved up to
fifth with Australian Mark
Webber in a Red Bull sixth.
"In Q3 most of the cars
were already very, very slow
when I was on my flying lap,
just like (they were) parked on
the circuit," Heidfeld had told
Britain's ITV television after
"The biggest fault was
both of the McLarens in front
of turn four, being in the
middle of the racing line and
I could not be on the line I
wanted, especially for brak-


place to start and we should
have a strong race.
"It's going to be a long, hot
race tomorrow and we are not
sure about the weather but look-

TAMIM Iqbal's maiden ODI
century allowed Bangladesh
to complete a clean sweep
against Ireland.
TIamim's 129, the second-

I reez kck fro opns
Shariar Nafees and
Mahmudullah as the hosts gal-
loped to 293.
For Ireland, Niall O'Brien
offered the lone resistance with
a 73-ball 70 but it only delayed
the inevitable.
Scores: Bangladresh 293 for
7 (Tamim 129, Nafees 54) beat
Irelandr (Niall 70) by 79 runs.
Clroosing to b at,
Bangladesh were off to a flier
with Nafees being the early ag-
gressor, taking four fours off
Kevin O'Brien's first two overs.
Tamim soon cut loose as
well and was given a life in
the 12th over when Andre
Botha shelled a return catch.
Ireland pulled things back as
medium-pacer Alex Cusack
bowled a double-wicket
maiden and Bangladesh soon

moving smoothly towards his
century. Mahmudullah played a
superb hand, clobbering 49 off
44, and the pair put on 82 from
just 10.5 overs.

mt ami whe fina dInc

which featured 15 fours and
a six. Mashrafe Mortaza also
swung his bat around to push
Bangladesh to their second-
highest score in one-dayers
and virtually shut Ireland out
of the match.
Ireland got off to a promising
start, reaching 34 in a little more
than seven overs before a series of
run-outs derailed the chase. William
Porterfield, the opener, was the first
to be dismissed, stranded by a
sharp effort fromAbdur Razzakbe-
fore Reinhardt Strydom joined
hands with Niall to provide mo-
mentum to the chase.
But at 126 for 3, Strydom
fell and Bangladesh tight-
ened the noose withi three
more run-outs as Ireland
mpe1:d to 154 for 7.

found themselves at 179 for
5 after 37 overs, having

slipped from 105 without loss.
With wickets tumbling at the
other end, Tamim soldiered on,

liingfTour overs.
i v.ould love to play a Test match at Lord's, but the one
in~ thatl I am not going to do is get carried away," Flinto~f
..: cluoed aLs saying on the England and Wales Cricket Board
CU)~i Web site (www.ecb.co.uk) yesterday.
"'I knlow that if I want to play for England then I hav~e
:~t to ber fit. I won't be able to just walk back into :hat
"I havec got to focus all my energies on playing for
"~i. If I canrstay fit and perform then I would hope-
f'ully be 1!n the shake-up."
Flintoff said he still had some way to go to reach full fit-
"Everybody tells me I am at 70 per cent, but I don't

tigthe graea ,ar as Iwol l, bu is nel o d
and eR ..

Putc istaln fast bowler Shonib
Aldshtar has been given a iveek
to present himself before a dis-
ciplinary committee investigat-
ing charges that he violated the
players' code of conduct, oncials
said yesterday.
Nlasim Ashraf, chairman of
the Pakistan Cricket Board
(PCB), told a news conference
that if Akhtar did not appear be-
fore the committee within a
week to explain himself, a deci-

sion would be made regardless.
SAkhtar and leg-spinner
Danish Kaneria have been
charged with criticising
the PCB's policies after
new central contracts were
given to 15 players in
Akhtar was dropped and
K~aneria demoted from the con-
tracts list. .
Akhtar, Pakistan's most ev-
perienced bowler in the
present team, was last year


Massa on pole while McLaren are demoted

Pakistan's A 9

.a w~eek to m d

d ePr given

Ue as case

riun~ed for 13 matches and lined .C
3.4 mlillion rupees ($56 000) for
hitting team mate Mohammad
Asif in South Africa before thle
11venty20 World Cup.
He was dropped for the re- ~ B
cent home series against Zimba-
bwe for lack of match fitness.
Ashraf said the governing
body had also cleared Kaheria,
pacer Rao Iftikhar and all-
rounder Yasir Arafat to play in
English county cricket this


y rescues England


Tim Southee is congratulated on his first Test wicC
deb ut.

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sed for Southe
artner- after New~ :
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Pietersen, u :
run pa '
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stand with 1
"The fir
a few nerve '
there but to r
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pressure at I
from there
Pietersen, wl
be lacking ine
out the series
and one six ony
main stand at M~i
fore he was cal
How at gully. It
Test center.
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thinking ... I he
because the pres
ket on even more sid .
"From a team
we have got 240 nl
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nt pace 300 plus and we'r
Made out of the Test me
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ngland against the spin
t lunch Vettori and Jeetan

SilWilhY CHRONICLE"1 91 ircFC23, 2008

By Greg Stutchbury

NAPIER, New Zealand
(Reuters) Kevin Pietersen

made a Test score abo
since August, was dismis
129 and shared in good p
ships with Paul Collinl

valuable asset dur-ing his part-
nership with Pietersen and he
surpassed his previous Test
best score of 16.

for two with his 11th bull in
Test cricket and had Andrew
Strauss well caught in the gully
by How for a duck.

batter-friendly pitch.
Pietersen and lan Bell man-
aged to see off the new-ball at
tack before Bell played a por
shot to a Grant Elliott long hoi
and hit it straight back to the
debutante all-rounder to be d:.
missed for nine.
Collingwood an;
wicketkeeper Tim Ambros
both fell to Patel in the ai
ternoon. Collingwood's cu
ballooned to Elliotta
backward point an,
Ambrose was drawn for
ward and nicked a catch t~
Ross Taylor at second slii
for 11. Southee ended th
day with figures of there
for 46 and Patel two for 3';

ENLN irst innings
A. Cook bMartm
M. Vaughan Ibw Southee
A. Strauss c How b Southee (
K. Pietersen c How
b Southee 129
I. Bell c& b Elillott
P. collingwood c Elliott b Patel 3(
T. Ambrose c Taylor b Patel 11
S. Broad not out 42
R. Sidebottom not out 3
Extras: (w-3, nb-1, ltr) 1;
Total: (for seven wickets,92 overs)24:
Fall:1--3,34. 34. 465.5-125,6147. 7-201,
note 2c.8 .6-n( 1 0. 110 iot
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Kevin Pietersen reaches his 11th Test century against NeW
Zealand in Napier. (Yahoo Sport)

broke out of his recent form
slu mp to rescue England and
guide them to 240 for seven
at the close on the first day
of the third Test against New
Zealand yesterday.
Pietersen, who had not

(30) and Stuart Broad (
New Zealand debutau
bowler Tim Southee had
a dream start, taking two
ets in his first spell as E
slumped to 58 for four al

New-ball partner
Chris Martin bowled
Alastair Cook for two from
an inside edge to reduce
England to four for three
in the seventh over after
winning the toss on the

The 19-year-old Southee
captured two early wickets in
the first session. Southee, re-
placing the injured Kyle Mills,
trapped Michael Vaughan lbw

CHENNAI, India (Reuters) -
South Africa are confident
they will put their selection
problems behind them during
Test series in India, skipper
Graeme Smith said yesterday.
The tourists arrived for the
three-Test series amid a storm
or controversy following the
omission of paceman Andre Nel
to fulfil the team's quota of
non-white players.
Nel was furious at being
dropped, prompting speculation
he will quit the international
Fellow paceman Charl
Langeveldt, a mixed-race
player chosen in Nel's place,
backed out of the tour as a re-
sult of the tension created by
his selection.
Black fast bowler Monde
Zondeki was named as replace-
ment. The first Test begins in
Chennai on Wednesday.
"It is a disappointment,
(but) we talked to them," Smith

akd aao tstlelee tin swhen

team aud we'la oeacom n
Smith said South Africa
were looking forward to a
close series in India with
his team hoping to carry
forward the momentum
gained from successes in
Pakistan last year and
Bangladesh recently.
India put up a solid display
on their Australia tour, losing an
acrimonious Test series 2-1 be-
fore winning the one-day tri-se-
ries, where they beat world
champions Australia 2-0 in the

"It is going to be a big
challenge," Smith said. "I
know India have come back
after a great tour of Austra-

opening batsman Gary
Kirsten will begin his term as
India coach. The tourists are
upset that he has lured men-
tal conditioning coach Paddy

SHARED Pawar, the BCCI
president, has revealed that
Sachin Tendulkar had re~c-
ommended Mahendra Singh
Dhoni for the captaincy and
suggested that youngsters
should be included in the
World Cup-winning Twenty20
squad instead of "players of
his generation".
Pawar also told PTI in an
interview that Rahul Dravid had
dropped hints during the En-
gland series last year that he did
not wish to remain as India cap-
tain, a decision that he finally
announced after the series.
"Rahul had told me he
could not concentrate on his
game and requested me to
find someone else.
Some of the selectors
wanted Sachin to lead and I
conveyed it to him," Pawar said.
"But Sachin said, 'please don't
do this'. I asked then who

shov tit dot smon liked Do iid

oppor usn t. Hehash eclleth
relations with the team-
mates'. I told him I would not
interfere but would definitely
convey it to the selectors."
Pawar said that it was on
Tendulkar's advice that young-
sters were given an opportunity
in the Twenty20 squad, which
went on to win the World Cup
in South Africa last September.
"I was in England when
we were playing them.
Sachin met me and suggested
'I know you don't interfere
with the team selection but
you please tell the selectors

not to include players of my
generation in the Twpenty20
squad'. He said 'my genera-
tion is not fit for Twenty20.
so give opportunity to the
youngsters'," Pawar sail.
"Now. who would come
and say 'don't induct us whhen

CB Series.
"Dhoni as a captain ha
done extremely well. He canl
motivaite and has a _good equal
tion with other players. He
also cool (under pressure'
Pawar- said.
Kumble. Pawar said, dii -

Sharad Pawar: He (Tendulkar) said 'give Dhoni the
opportunity. He has excellent relations with the team-

that means losing a few lakh ru-
pees? I think we are fortunate
to have players like Rahul
(Dravid), Souray (Ganguly) and
Anil (Kumble). Their commit-
ment is unquestionable." Pawar
Pa war also praised the
leadership skills of Kumble,
during the racism row involv-
ing Harbhajan Singh in Aus-
tralia, and Dhoni, during: the
Twenty20 World Cup and the

played great maturity during the
controversial Test series in Aus-
tralia. "'I would say Anil
Kumble has been remarkable as
He is a good motivator and
his behaviour was impeccable
both on and off the field. In true
sense of the term, he was an am-
bassador of the country and we
are proud of the way he handled
the entire issue," Pawar said.

However, he was confident
there would be no verbal clashes
like the ones that marred India's
"It will be a battle of cricket
and not a battle of nerves," he
Former South Africa

Coach Mickey Arthur said
Upton's presence in the Indian
camp could be a disadvantage
because he knew the South Af-
rican players well.
Ahmedabad and Kanpur
will stage the final two Tests.

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au SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 23, 2008

Sankies wins Ivan Mackle

MOmo Fial golf t our ney

Jamaica crowned new

Windies CLJCO

Under-15 champions``

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) Jamaica emerged yester-
day as champions of the 2008 CLICO West Indies Under-
15 tournament after beating Guyana in the fourth round
of matches here.
After playing undefeated in their first three encounters, Ja-
maica secured their fourth victory in as many matches with a
seven-wicket victors at BenJanun!'s Park in Portsmouth.
Guyana, after being sent in, reached 96 all out in 37.5 overs
with Clinton Pestano top-scoring with a fine 45. Donavan
Nelson was steady and accurate in grabbing five for 16 while
Raymond Senior finished with two for 14.
In reply, John Campbell hit an unbeaten half-century
as Jamaica reached 93 for seven with 30 overs to spare.
Campbell slammed 59 and Amanja Morris gave good sup-
port with 16.
Amir Khan, with three for 18,. was the most successful
bowler for Guyana.
At Botanic Gardens in the capital, defending champions
Windward Islands went down to Barbados by 27 runs in a
keenly contested affair.
Barbados put in to bat, amassed 227 for five off their allot-
ted 50 overs with Kraigg Brathwaite continuing his excellent
run of form with a fine 81.
Brathwaite, along with captain Anthony Alleyne (47) put
on 116 for the first wicket while Neil Browne hit a quick un-
beaten 37 towards the end of the innings.
In reply, Windwards reached an even 200 in 42.1 overs
thanks to openers Suila Ambris (55) and Emmanuel Peter
(23), who put on 58 for the first wicket. The momentum,
however, was not sustained as wickets fell at regular in-
Bronte Bess, batting at No.9, added some' respeerabhlius to
the score with a well-played 30 which included three towering
sixes off a Neil Brown over. Kavem Hodge added 21 to his
team's total.
Kyle Mayers took three for I 3 to be Barbados' best bowler
while Shane Parris, Neil Brown and Daniel Rogers claimed two
wickets each.
Trinidad and Tobago registered their first victory of the
tournament with a nine-wicket victory over the Leeward
Islands at Windsor Park.
Leewards won the toss and took first knock and were
bowled out for 103 off 41.1 overs with Elijah Peter top-scor-
ing with 30.
Akeal Hosein was the pick of the bowlers, taking four for
19, w ile DedrrondD vis finished ddt tw o 1 vrtoec

104 for one as K'eron Joseph led the way with an unbeaten

4 Se:K hal oaroo a ded ofd2 dh e

Wilndsor Pairk wider as Bolame Gar~dns. Barbadosi clash iwah
Trndo~d and Tobago
At Benjamin's Park, the Leewards and Guyana w~ill do
baulle in a bottom-of-the-table clash.

Quarter-finals return

at 2011 World Cup
ALTHOUGH the International Cricket Council (ICC) an-
nounced that the format for the 2011 World Cup has yet to
be agreed, Cricinfo has learned that a proposal submitted
by the hosts has been approved. It consists of two groups
of seven with the top four in each group progressing to a
knock-out stage.
O~In aol ruer da ed Dheembe 8 20 n ,an awrinua on ha
chief operations officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, put for-
ward three alternative proposals, of which their preferred op-
tion was the one approved by the ICC executive board on Tues-
The 14-team format will consist of two groups of seven
teams each group containing two of the four qualifying
Associates who would play each other. The top four sides

woutd w sp emtree ta the qru tetio ln gth could be re-
duced from 47 days to around 38 by using this format. The
total number of games -49 would also meet the requirements
of the television deal with ESPN-Star, which stipulates a mini-
mumr m ucl also be more of what the letter referred
to as 'A-team games', defined as those involving the top
eight Full Member countries,
The letter unanimously recommended this option to
C bell Jam esson the lCC's gen da manhager-C~ommrcr u-

tives' committee in February where, so some Associates in-
sist, it was treated as a done deal. (Cricinfo)

(From Ravendra Madholall in
Dominica courtesy of Regal
Stationery and Computer
Centre, P&P Insurance,
RHTY&SC, Trophy Stall,
Mike's Pharmacy and Khan's
Trading Enterprise and Auto

SKIPPER Donovan Nelson
and opening batsman John
Campbell combined to in-
spire Jamaica to a compre-
hensive seven-wicket win
over hapless Guyana in the
penultimate round of the
Clico-sponsored regional Un-
der-15 50-over cricket tourna-
Playing at the Portsmouth
Sports Club ground in
Dominica, front-runners Ja-
maica won the toss and asked
Guyana to take first strike in
gloomy conditions after rain
again pushed back the game to
a 38-over affair.
Guyana's calamitous tour
continued as they only man-
aged an inadequate 96 from
the reduced overs despite a
solid composed 62-run open-
ing stand between Clinton
Pestano and Safraz Esan who
was promoted.
Inexplicably, nine batsmen
fell for a mere 36 runs after Esan
was bowled by off-spinner
Raymond Senior, as leg-spinner
Nelson was virtually unplayable

on a pitch with preparation
He finished with five for 16
from his allotted eight overs as
the Guyanese folded for 96
from 37.40overs.
In reply, Campbell batted
sweetly to hit an unbeaten 59
as the Reggae youths gal-
loped to 97 for three at the
completion of 20 overs.
For Guyana, the problem
was playing against the Jamai-
can spinners, while Jamaica
batsmen, by virtue of pacing
themselves better, were able to
play with greater certainty
against the Guyanese spinners.
Apart from Pestano's fluent
45, leg-spinner Amir Khan pro-
duced another impressive bowl-
ing performance grabbing three
for 31 from his eight overs.
After another poor batting
performance by the Guyanese,
one is left to wonder what kind
of preparation was done for this
important tournament that no
batsman has made a half-cen-
tury so far in the competition.
However, Campbell received
the bulk of the accolade for his
innings which lasted for 64 balls
with nine fours and a solitary
six. The left-hander put together
26 runs for the first wicket with
Raymond Senior (5).
He played cautiously and
was aggressive as the two other
batsmen went cheaply. Wayne

Davis was spectacularly caught
and bowled by Khan for five
while Krishna Graham was ad-
judged leg-before to the penetra-
tive Khan for seven
before Monja Morris and
Campbell ensured there was no
further loss of wickets.
Earlier, Pestano batted
with patience and paced him-
self along with Esan but the
other batsmen never took uP
the responsibility after the
solid foundation.
Several injudicious shots
compounded with lack of
communication resulted in
the low score. Vice-captain
Jamally Odle (3), Dayananad
Roopnarine (0), skipper
Kwame Crosse whose miser-
able run continued made just
one, Jahran Byron (3) and
Sharmlindra Hardyal (0) were
dismissed very quickly.
Supporting Nelson was Se-
nior who grabbed two for 14
from eight consistent overs
while Dilbert Gayle nabbed one
for nine from 3.5 overs.
Meanwhile, coach of the
Guyana team, Vibert Johnson,
told Chronicle Sport that the
batting was very poor again and
the rest of the batsmen did not
capitalise on the foundation laid
by Pestano and Esan.
"We had a very good start
and should have scored more
runs and put up a more chal-

lenging total. I think the bowlers
would have done a better job.
Obviously the batting showed
lack of commitment and appli-
cation. Today is our final game

and we are confident we will
beat the Leeward Islands," said
Johnson, who is in his second
year as coach.
Jamaica coach Terrence Cort
praised his boys saying they
played and deserved the victory.
"LThey went out there and
played positive cricket and I
think they deserved the win,
and while we are closing in as
champions, it is important we
remain focused for this big
contest against Barbados to-
day in the final round," Cort

MEL Sankies emerged win-
ner of the Ivan Mackie Me-
morial Golf tournament
played last Thursday at the

Lmanlaes woC w cently
elected resident ote Lusign~an

points to win from a field of 29
golfers in the Stableford tourna-
ment sponsored by David and
Doreen DeCaires.
Chatterpaul Deo edged
o"'IChr shie Sukheaow mon a

sition with 35 points
Sukhram also ended on 35
points but Deo scored better at
the last six holes.
The prize for the Nearest to
the Pin was won by Canada-
based Guyanese Ramesh
Hilbert Shields, immediate
past president of the club who
spoke on behalf of the
DeCaires, who were absent,
said the couple have offered
their commitment to sponsoring
the tournament in the future.
The tournament was held in
honour of former golfer Ian

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Winner Mel Sankies (centre) poses with other prizewinners Ramesh Amrud (teft), Christine
Sukhram and Chatterpaul Deo.

Mackle who died in a motor ve- which was scheduled for yes- April.

Meanwhile, approximately
15 local golfers are due to travel
to neighboring Suriname for the
RBTT Invitational Tournamnent,
billed for March 29 and 30.
The tournament was
scheduled for last weekend
but was postponed due to in-
element weather in the
neighboring republic.

hicle accident on his way to a
golf match a short distance from
the Lusignan Course in the early
His tragic death has
been remembered by sev-
eral long-serving members
of the Club.
The planned Grand Coastal
Inn-sponsored tournament

terday was rescheduled due to
the first cricket T'est match be-
tween West Indies and Sri Lanka
at the Guyana National Sta-
dium, Providence, this week-
Club captain Patrick
Prashad disclosed that the
tournament will be played
during the first week in

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Jamaica by seven wickets

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docile surface

WEST Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has expressed sur-
prise over the batsman-friendly nature of the pitch on the
opening day of the first Digicel Test against Sri Lanka at
the Guyana National Stadilim, Providence, yesterday.
The surface was tailor-made for batting and Sri Lanka took
advantage to reach 269 for four at the close.
"It is far worse than we exjiected," Taylor said about the
"We all know that this is Guyana. We weren't looking
for a flyer, but at least the team was looking for something
that would assist the fast'bowlers more."
The stadium was hosting its first Test match after staging
six games in Cricket World Cup 2007.
Taylor led a West
Indies fightback late
mn the day by grabbing
two wickets to finish
with three for 59 off
15 overs.
"LIt was a case n is,
where somebody ..
needed to put their i

top performancee"
he said.
"I put myself in
the forefront. Who-
ever was willing to
step forward would
be a plus for us. I just
told myself that what- JEROME TAYLOR .
ever the case may be,
I would go out and give it a good burst. It worked for us."
Sri Lanka, lifted by a maiden Test century by opener
Malinda Warnapura, along with half-centuries from
Michael Vandort and Kumar Sangakkara, reached 243 for
two at one stage, but Taylor removed Sangakkara and
Thilan Samaraweera in the same over to give West Indies
a chance of making inroads into the middle and lower or-
"At the moment, the game is still pretty wide open even
though it is a flat track," Taylor said.
"For anyone to get an outright victory, they will have
to ~get 20 wickets. It is still possible for any -team to~ come
out and try to get 20 wickets"
Taylor's latest performance is a continuation of recent good
run which he has attributed to his work ethic.
"I'm dedicated to hard work and determination. It all has to
do with the environment that you are in as well," he said.
"PIm pretty relaxed at the moment. P'm confident within
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films were still available here, were receiving the same high-quality
values that positively influenced and shaped modern Western Eu-
ropean societies. And, even during the turbulent 1960s when such
films were common locally, it was not those who heeded then that
aided and participated in the various racial and violent disturbances
of that time, but rather others who could not be reasoned with, or
changed from their political extremism, especially in rural areas where
rigid inherited and often biased customs and attitudes prevailed with-
out progressive change. i
Consequently, those who sllo-wed themse~lies intellectual
growth, via paying attention to, such flmls men~locned here, became
an impotent minority whose cit allzzed approachesl and sentiments
were later pushed aside by ralpanr c~rude. \ lolent, non-educational
forms of entertainment propagated daily through the TV medium
especially, resulting in the embarrassingly low and negative intel-
lectual and cultural levels which pervade Guyanese society today.
It is sensual and pleasurable images in both classic and Holly-
wood, especially Italian and French, filnis which launched their hu-

catch and please the eyes of a specific person. Guyanese males
the past understood this, because the numerous sensual images
countless European and Hollywood films of that era they saw mel
such behaviour quite normal and acceptable.
Sensual images, as already shown, were far from confined
non-Anglo European movies, but appeared in brilliant Hollywoo
and sometimes British films. 'Young At Heart of the 1950s wit
Doris Day and Frank Sinatra; 'Lolita' of 1962 with James Mase
and Sue Lyon; 'Night of the Iguana' with Ava Gardner, Richard Bu:
ton and Sue Lyon; and countless others, are examples. The sensu;
image may not be more than one scene, but its social implication.
can be beautifully relevant to real life. For example, in 'Young A
Heart', a precious Hollywood film about a young woman, Dori
Day who shocks her middle-class family by neglecting financial
security and sticking with an impoverished artist who is reviving
his career reveals her sensual figure in green shorts when Franh
Sinatra, the down-and-out jazz pianist comes to visit her at her
parents' house.
The scene reflected a common Guyanese occurrence, at least in
past decades, when some girls presented themselves in shorts when
a man they appreciated came courting at the family home. But it is
the European film which changed movies radically and raised their
universal social value by removing exaggerated stories, plots, vio-
lence, and fantasies.
What was left was far from boring, but films where basic hu-
man necessities, activities, functions, desires, pleasures and com-
forts, were emphasised and celebrated, so that audiences are thrown
back into the real world that should be built and repaired in every-
day life, rather than an extreme, exaggerated world.
Realistic scenes in these films take place in houses, apart-
ments, bedrooms, stores, offices, bathrooms, beaches, seawalls,
sidewalks, parks, art galleries, museums, nightclubs, cafes,
restaurants, music concerts, theatres, airports, waterfronts,
cars, buses, country resorts, churches, studios, hospitals, etc.
The actors and actresses in these films possess a knack for
conveying very human characteristics; Claudia Cardinale, for
example, the beautiful olive-skinned, dark-haired Italian ac-
tress with a special talent for conveying sensual playfulness
and secret emotions. In 'The Girl With A Suitcase' of 1960, a
wonderful youth-oriented film directed by the unique Valerio
Zurlini, she acts as an impressionable, light-headed nightclub
singer who gives up her career to pursue a rich and licentious
man who enjoys himself, then abandons her. What intrigues
us in this Italian film of beautiful realistic scenes is
Cardinale's playful sensuality which helps her survive adver-
Monica Vitti, on the other hand, is the pensive, adventurous,
and moody Italian actress whose sensuality is always a yielded
prize awaiting ravishment. In Michelangelo Antonioni's
'I'Aventurra' of 1960, one of a half dozen Vitti films of the highest
human quality, she sits on a window-sill exposing all her lovely
legs, conversing after making love, and the scene reeks of real ev-
eryday human contentment.
Whereas, Catherine Deneuve definitely stands out as one of
France's most perfect and accomplished actresses whose face con-
veys both sensual defiance and precise human pleasure. 'Belle de
Jour' of 1967 is a notoriously permissive European film made by
Spain's masterful surrealistic director, Luis Buiiuel. In this film,
which remained unavailable for 20 years because of rights prob-
lems, Deneuve is the beautiful Parisian wife of a rich, kind, suc-
cessful man. She has everything, but is bored, and decides to se-
cretly spend her afternoons in a brothel where she shares her beauty
with various needy men who would never otherwise enjoy what
she has to offer, and is willing to do.
Only an actress like Deneuve can successfully pull off such
a role, which has little to do with perversity, but rather shows
where wealth can lead to alienation from the simple desires
of everyday life. 'Belle de Jour' refuses to see sensuality and
female beauty as a privilege of the wealthy. In the end, we are
not sure, however, if Deneuve actually does everything the
film shows her doing, or if her sexual freedom is an imagina-
tive artistic style director Bufinel uses to explore human equal-

E MAY ask ourselves: How essential, or im
portant, are these modern European films
with their themes of human enlightenment
and permissiveness to the social stability
V~and everyday pleasure of civilized societ-
ies? The truth is, since the end of the Second World War in
1945 and the emergence of numerous great uninhibited, in-
tellectually exciting filmmakers particularly of Italy, France,
Poland, Spain, Russia, Germany, and 1960s Britain both
these European societies and other societies that import and
expose their public to such films have been more tolerant and
less prejudicial than before. The makers of these films, in-
deed, set out to influence and change not just their societies
with these films, but any society willing to pay attention and
Consequently, the sensual image in these films helped to cap-
ture the attention of a broad cross-section of viewers who were
now not simply looking at nudity or sexuality, but were also ex-
posed to serious topics involving social freedom, moral choice,
sexual permissiveness, personal bigotries, etc. Sensuality in these
European films was no longer projected as an entertaining artificial
style, but appeared as a vital, ordinary part of everyday living.
In order to maintain its beneficial effect on society, cinemas have
remained functioning in Europe for ideal collective, first-time view-
mng, especially in non-Anglo Europe, while TV channels specialize
in showing these essential films after they are transferred to DVDs.
Are these films relevant only to the European societies in which
they were made? Or are they relevant to other societies as well,
where citizens are democratically free as individuals to choose what
their values and lifestyles are, as long as it is not criminal, violent,
or bigoted toward others?
Obviously, these films are relevant and positively useful to many
other societies, for example, Guyanese society where neither po-
litical, religious, or social attitudes are beyond personal free choice,
or closed to rational and logical questioning and enquiry.
Once again, the Guyanese public has to realize that when they
look to Western European societies and wish for their social order
and stability; their educational progress; intellectual interests; and

THE facially sensual and highly accomplished French
actress, Catherine Deneuve, in Spanish director Luis
Buiiuel's masterpiece, 'Belle de Jour' (1967).

man and social relevance beyond the American and European soci-
eties in which they were made. The value of movies exists more in
the presentation of humans looking relaxed, dressed attractively, en-
joying food, romance, sex, conversation, music, art etc than in sto-
ries or dramas which emphasise violent, criminal, or tragic devel-
opments and conclusions in plots which provide an artificial habit
of what movie entertainment is supposed to be like. In 'Bitter Rice',
Silvana Mangano as the rural rice-field worker who wears tight
shorts, listens to 'Swing Jazz', enjoys Hollywood movies etc, is
more normal and human than the film's plot, which portrays her as
a wayward girl misled by a criminal who drives her to murder and
Such a dramatic development is very exaggerated and used for
ideological reasons, since most girls anywhere who like wearing
shorts and listening to 'Swing Jazz' etc, would hardly end up as
criminals and suicides.
It is the humane and sensual scenes of Mangano which
Guyanese girls of all races found influential towards how they
looked, and the pleasures they enjoyed in the 50s and 60s,
when it was common to see local girls in short-shorts cycling;
or in newspaper photos; in stores shopping; on sidewalks; the
seawall; even attending cinemas where many of the Euro-
pean films they saw reflected relaxed human scenes of plea-
sure which they recognized as real and practical rather than
fabricated extraordinary dramas.
Compared to today's Guyana, such a lifestyle was far more
normal at a time when there were far less rapes, violence against
women, and disgusting public conduct by men, who were also fans
of these films which normalized sensuality in a society that was
permissive without being subject to archaic and repressive com-
ments in the news media.
Obviously, if a woman walks in public in short shorts, she is
not inviting every man to pursue her, or acting like a whore. She
may be off to see a man she already knows and likes, or trying to

.a~n E:

THE sensually playful Italian actress, Claudia Cardinale,
in the delightful Italian film, 'Girl With A Suitcase' (1960).
civic pleasures, including economic progress, they should realize
all this came about because such societies were not exposed daily
to the same movie trash local TV programs with uneducated
opinions, antagonistic attitudes, endless accusations and vehemence
between political opponents, ethnic groups etc, which are as dan-
gerous to the peace, mental health, social stability and growth of
Guyanese society as angry persons with weapons in their hands.
The public availability of intelligent, sensual films, viewed
every day via cinemas, TV, and DVD rentals in Western Eu-
rope, is a major influence in guiding these societies towards
social stability, progress and pleasures experienced in such
nations today.
It is true that Guyanese, up to the 1970s when most of these

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because of a real Guyanese man named Rafik Khan. Then he left;
he had to leave after a while, so there were not~too many people
coming to the fore to encourage others to do things; things of qual-
ity and excellence.

PP: So we have moved from stage to rado. Now to another
medium film making.

FQF: That was a Suriname/Guyanese joint-venture. I was rec-
ommended to meet with the people from Suriname who were look-
ing for a writer. To make a long stotyr short, I wrote this piece; it
was a bit of espionage on the early drug trade; a movement be-
tween the two countries...

PP: A year?

FQF: '72 or '73. I was taken to Suriname to do research and I
was even offered a role in the movie called, 'Operation Makanaima'.
That was a lot of fun.

PP: Any other scripts?

FQF: Well... I did a lot when I was attached to the then film
division of the Ministry of Information. One of which I am par-
ticularly proud about is one called, 'College in Forest', which was
about the Kuru Kuru Cooperative College. I did another one which
I am also proud of called, 'The First Village', about Victoria Vil-
lage. ...

PP: We have touched on the stage, radio, film what else were
you involved in that may have escaped the public eye?

FQF: Before we do, let's quickly go back to radio and talk about
the 'Eighty-plus Club', which was on the air for 15 years. And
what I particularly liked about this programme was that I learnt a
great deal about the history of our country and its peoples. Then
there was another series I did called 'Personality Profile' with people
like Sir Shridat Ramphal, Clive Lloyd, and E R Braithwaite and
others ....

PP: I like those programmes, especially the 'Eighty-plus Club'
because of the raw material available for us researchers...

FQF: There are a few others who have written down Guyana's
cultural history... like Norman Cameron. I have over 400 tapes that
I would like to package in the near future.

PP: Talking about the future: What would you like see happen
with the arts? .d

FQF: First of all, I run into Guypncse overseas who are doing
great work in the arts, but if we are ro reference: to Guyana itself,
there is good, bad, and indifference whhere people produce: a lot of
mediocre stuff. But there is still a lot of good, high-quality stuff
that's awaiting direction to blossom.; I don't know

PP: Been around long enough to venture an opinion...

FQF: I know there is a wealthiof talent but perhaps, as Mar-
tin Carter said: It is a paralysis of the spirit. We need an injection
of hope.

PP: Or, have we abandoned our role in society; a dereliction of
duty to society?

FQF: Perhaps....


(Extranct orf a
Guyaina, Me

eriew~c~ with FranIci's Quamina Fairrier; Georgetowrn,

23008. He wlas Director' of Drmazc at the Minlistry' of
Culture from 1978 to 1993.)

PP: What is the state and the theatre arts in Guyana
FQF: As you woui eciate, life evolves. And I
think it was Ken Cor ho said that life is theatre
and theatre is life; like theatre has being evolving.
The unfortunate aspeci tih theatre today is that it
hasn't got a connection with: theatre in the previous Cen-
tury and the Century before that.

What I am talking aba; ihat there was a rupture, and that
rupture happened more recently when there was mass migration,
so that most of the youngsr of today have no clue what was the
kind of theatre we did long ,: First of all, we did amateur theatre,
which was extremely professional. And, as I always say, amateur
means not being paid. Professional means being paid, but it does
not mean that amateur was poor performances and professional was

So, lots of the productions that were done at the Theatre Guild
back in the 1950s and 1960s, even into the 1970s, are productions
that could be staged at the West End in London, or Broadway in
New Y~ork Paris or anywhere else for that matter. And these were
people who ~were dedicated.

Nowadays, you can t tell a youngster to act for nothing; he/
she wants money. And if` you can juxtapose it with cricket and the
type of money cricketers make today with the previous guys who
playe more for pride an1d they played more as a team than I guess
what's happening today

SLook at the odd-talented cricketers; at the odd talented actors -
if your perceptions of what you do, or what you should do or
shouldn't do for that matter on a stage looses, or hasn't got that
measure of professionalism in the true sense of the word, that whole
idea of what you do on that stage looses a lot of what can be.

PP: Now that we have established the state of theatre and we
had a look at what theatre was, let's locate you in this picture:
Where did you come in and what was the role you played.

FQF: Besides the little parts \Iou Hould niirmdjll do. at school,
~I cam on the Theatre Guild scene in thr early Ito lliJ-60s when
ran~tt workshops and they brought people like I nol Niff ham
Trinidad, Derek Walcott St. Lucian workiilg out of Trinidad. So
Theatre Guild was like a theatre university, because you had people
from all over the world. You had people from Canada. from America,
from the rest of the Caribbean, from England, from certain parts of
Europe. We had people from India, we had people from Australia
even. So, my early groundings and learning was as if I was attend-
mng university.

PP: From that high... that state of higher learning, what has
happened since?

FQF: Prior to Independence, certain expatriates left, or had to
leave, and a lot of the talented Guyanese left and that was when
the rupture started. During the late 1980s into the early 90s, there
was a group of very brilliant performers Anthony Stewart, Eu-
gene Williams. Mention must be made of Margaret Lawrence and
Margot Peters... brilliant, brilliant people. But then, of those few
names, only Margaret Lawrence is still here. So, you had that rup-
turing, and with the rupturing, you had the physical deterioration
of the play-house itself. At that very time, the Cultural Centre blos-
somed Ron Robinson and The Theatre Company with Gem
Madhoo. And these people did a tremendous job; terrific work. But
that was the time the earning thing came in. Actors used The The-
atre Guild; they came to workshops for a week or two, got in-
volved with a few productions at the Cultural Centre and they fig-
ured that they had arrived. So they neglected to develop their stage-

PP: So, what~actually happened is that we have cheated our-
selves twice by shooting ourselves in the foot, and robbed or short-
changed theatre-goers.
Let's look now at other forms of drama. Tell us about the poi-
gnant and popular 'Tides of Susanburg".

FQF: The 'Tides of Susanburg' came about because there was
a man, a Guyanese that we seemingly don't have today. You know
the 'Nike' logo: 'Just do it'? The man is Rafik Khan, who is still
alive. He was the programme director of the then Radio Demerara.
When he invited me to write a ~j opera, I said: "I don't know if
I can do it." His words to me were: "Francils, I know you can do it,
Just do it!" There are too manyr people today who are telling young-
sters how horrible they are and demonise them and neglect to give
them that encouraging word.

PP: This is touching and worthy of note. Many of our artistes,
writers, playwrights who have made it, look back in gratitude to
persons who have helped them on the way; who have given them
the opportunity. Persons I've interviewed recently, like Paloma
Mohamed, Sir Ian Valz and others. So you have had that sort of

FQF: Yes. Arll hat help came in the form of the man, Rafik
Khan. Because he~was programme director at the radio station af-
ter the 'Tues: ot' Sursanirg. andl she sequlro, 'Girl of Susanburg', I
went on to do a series, 'Farrier's Theatre', in which I chose only
Commonwealth writers; writers from Guyana, the English-speak-
ing Caribbean. Belize, Bahamas, then across England, Scotland,
Wales; playwrights from Pakistan, and India, and Australia; and a
few African countries like Kenya, and Uganda. It ran for just over
a year.
PP: What form did this series take?

FQF: Radio; drama for radio. [There were] lots of material avail-
able in the early to mid -1970s [and] I was able to do all of this

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canal. it may be wise to con-
sider some other option first,
Children's systems are amaz-
ingly resilient and if the tooth
is reimplanted as absolutely
rapidly as possible, the blood
and root system might simply
r~econnect themselves. The ho-
meopathic remedies, Anica and
Hypercum, will encourage time
and nature to take care of the
problem. The worst that might
happen is that the tooth could
get an abscess and cause pain,
in which case, you would have
to go back and have a BioCalex
root canal.
I like to always give the
body an opportunity to heal
itself. This is the method I
would use if it were my
child, and this is what I
would recommend to a pa-
tient. However, I do not have
any clinical experience with
this procedure. Fortunately,
my children never knocked
their teeth out, and I have

not had any of my young pa-
tients lose one either. Al-
though I have enquired, I
have not been able to find a
single dentist who has tried
this procedure. Kids are so
amazingly resilient that I rec-
ommend you give my option
a try. Why limit nature's op-
Thanks to modern bond-
ing materials and techniques,
a chipped tooth can easily be
repaired. The missing part is
simply restored with bonding.
If it is a severe chip and the
nerve is exposed, try not to
resort to a root canal. For my
patients, I would apply ho-
meopathic calendula on the
exposed nerve. I might also
remove some of the nerve tis-
sue and then cover it with a
dental base material and seal
it with a bonded composite. I
would continue to treat it ho-
meopathically and give it a
chance to heal.

WITH proper eating habits,
most children will not expe-
rience any problems with
their baby teeth. Even though
baby teeth eventually come
out, they do perform vital
functions. These teeth, also
called deciduous teeth, are
space holders for the second
set of teeth (permanent) and
- help ensure the development
of a healthy bite. Baby teeth
are also critically important
for proper speech develop-
ment. Some baby teeth are
actually still in place to the
ages of 11-15 years old.
Some parents ignore decay
in baby teeth because they even-
tually fall out. It is important,
however, to have the decay re-
moved and tooth filled with a
non-amalgam material. Those
baby teeth play an important
role and should be kept in good
When the baby teeth come
in, there are often gaps or
rpcsbete tnatml iPar nts
there is a problem, or that den-
tal work may be necessary. Do
not worry. This is a normal
phenomenon and actually serves
to decrease the odds of the per-
manent teeth crowding.
It is good practice to have
your dentist evaluate your
child's bite as the permanent
teeth come in. If permanent
teeth are going to need orth-
odontics, it is better to address
the problem at an early age. A
good orthodontist can fit a seven
or eight-year-old with a func-
tional device that can stimulate
bone growth and correct the bite
with minimum of trauma. The

longer you wait, the more diffi-
cult the correction becomes.
An increasingly common
dental practice for children,
is to apply a sealant to fill in
grooves in the teeth to pre-
vent tooth decay. This is done
at an early age on the
premise that bacteria can get

tist, or are afraid of dentistry.
This often contributes to de-
layed visits and poor dental care
later in life. So, at my office, we
decided to combat this problem
by instituting a 'getting-to-
know-you' program for kids.
Parents are encouraged to start
bringing their toddlers with

dental office, in a non-threaten-
ing manner. On subsequent vis-
its, we may brush or clean their
teeth for them, or just let them
get used to the idea of dentistry.
If your dentist does not al-
ready have a program like this,
ask him to provide this service
for your child. These early vis-
its can go a long way towards
fostering a lifetime of good den-
tal habits.
It is not uncommon for a
child to have a tooth knocked
out. If you are around when
it happens, immediately put
the tooth in a glass of milk.
The milk replicates a nour-
ishing environment for the
cells of the tooth,
Traditional dental practice
would call for a root canal and
re-implantation of the tooth,
However, because of all the
problems associated with root

The Dentist Aldvises

trapped in these grooves and
cause tooth decay. There is
nothing wrong with sealants
if they are used to fill unusu-
ally deep grooves only. But to
indiscriminately seal off all
the teeth as a preventative
measure may amount to un-
necessary dentistry.
One of the biggest problems
I see with children has little to
do with their teeth. They sim-
.ply do not like to go to the den-

them during their regular dental
visits and have them see their
parents' teeth being treated.
This makes them realize that it's
nothing to be afraid of. They of-
ten ask that I take a look at
their teeth. Having a toddler ask
the dentist, or their parent, to
let the dentist examine their
teeth is an excellent start. It
helps to get used to someone
looking into their mouth, and
they become comfortable in the

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SI had a close friend that I connected with unlike anyone
Else. After he mentioned his online webpage one night,
SI followed up with an e-mail asking when he would add
Sme to his list of friends. His reply was a vicious mes-
Ssage confirming that he kept me separate from his other
Friends. He said it was "unhealthy" to ask to be included
Son the list.
SI felt like a leper. He went weird on me after a lovely
time where we could~talk about anything. Now I have anxi-
ety about leaving my house since his world and my world
are the same place. I sent him an e-mail asking for an expla-
Snation, respect, sensitivity, anything -and was ignored.
SThis could have ended with me being upset after a re-
Sspectful explanation, yet he chose a traumatic reply. I've been
Sto counseling and was told to confront this man as his behav-
Sior is strange and deserves an explanation. But my message
Swas ignored, and now I feel a sense of share. How do I get
Answers from such an illogical situation?


Counseling is not a pass-key which unlocks every rela-
Stionship. What your counselor didn't tell you is that while
Syou are free to want to know why, he is free not to tell you.
SSome people end a relationship with silence; some people end
Sit with cruelty; some people end it with reasons. People will
Sdo what people will do.
SA friendship is no more than an invitation to trade; it is
Snot a guarantee of anything. A relationship ending badly is
Common, and the injured party often seeks an answer. If you
Wanted to end your relationship with this man, you might
Count on the right not to explain yourself. But with the shoe
Son the other foot, you demand an explanation.
All you need now is the ability to pass this man in a
hallway without feeling embarrassed. That is something
Within the limits of what counseling can do.

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I have been with my boy-
friend almost two years. A
year into the relationship, I
found him chatting with girls
online and discussing the se-
rious doubts he had about us.
I confronted him. He said he
was sorry and wanted to go to
therapy. He .claimed he's
never been so in love with
someone and it scares him.
I was deeply hurt, but
agreed to give him a second
chance. It's been eight months,

and things are wonderful be-
tween us. I still come across
hurtful things, including an e-
mail to his 'ex(' saying his life is
"complicated" and our relation-
ship "a struggle." A note he
wrote to himself says: "Be di-
rect when you break up with
He says these are just
passing thoughts, and he
sees a future for us. I don't
want to snoop, but how do
I find out what he is really


If you try to thin
nothing at all, your m1
drift from favourite s
forgotten friends, to w
dinner. Those are
thoughts. The note
types into a computer
ers to see are active t
options his brain is con


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rind will
;ongs, to
~hat's for
s a man
for oth-

Your boyfriend says he
wants you to just one person:
You. Every day he is more con-
flicted, and you are more in-
vested. When a woman keeps
getting more invested in a rela-
tionship, what gets pushed to
the front? All the reasons to
continue ties to his family;
the fear of starting over; the dis-
ruption in her social circle.
Reality is piercing you in
the heart, and you are caught
in an ancient pattern of hu-
man thought. Should I act
from what I wish to be true,
or from what I know to be
true'? You wish he was hon-
estly in love with you, but
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Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008

with her evidence at the trial. pains to remind the jury several
What was also clear to times during the. summing-up
him, he said, was that in most that they should bear them in
instances, when confronted mind when considering what
with these inconsistencies, weight they would give to the
the virtual complainant had remainder of the complainant's
proffered no explanation, but evidence and in particular as it
that the trial judge had omit- related to the issue of consent."
ted to direct the jury that un- -He said that "notwithstand-
less she had given plausible ing this clear warning, however,
explanation for her change of they found the appellant guilty,
testimony, they ought to have [and that] it would appear,
grave misgiving about acting therefore, that the jury must
oht her evidence at the trial have been satisfied that the in-
on these issues. consistencies did not affect the
Citing a number of legal au- credibility and reliability of the
thorities to bolster this argu- remainder of the complainant's
ment, Justjpe George saiid: evidence, and in particular that
"But, as all these cases have portion of it which was con-
held, ultimately, on a proper di- cerned with the central issue in
reaction from the judge, it is for the case, viz, whether or not
the jury to decide what weight she had consented to the act of
tdheyewould give to the evi- sextualdiate curse, as the appel-
He said, too, that "ordi- On -the question of con-
narily, the omission to alert the sent,. although the victim's
jury about the effect of the evidence was not corrobo-
witness's failure to give a plau- rated, the trial judges had told
sible explanatiolvfor-the incon- the jury: "LAs I said, always
sistencies would have been bear in mind the caution
enough reason for quashing the which was of convicting on
conviction and sentence." the.uncorroborated evidence
He said, however, that "it of the victim. It is not abso-
should be noted that most, if lutely essential in law, but
not all of the inconsistencies, there is always the danger. If
were concerned with issues that you feel satisfied that the vic-
were peripheral in nature, and as tim is speaking the truth and
has been pointed out by 'she did not consent, then you
Kennard J, the judge was at can return a verdict of guilty."

they got to Middle Street in The jury, hoiyever,- found
the said village. him guilty and he was sentenced
There, the young lady to 20years impiisonment. It is
claims, the appellant expressed against this conviction and sen-
his admiration for her dress and tence that he'has appealed the
proceeded to slap her on the matter. The appeal was heard iri
buttocks. He then asked her to 1993 and lasted four days.
have sex with him and before she According ,to Justice
could have responded he choked Kennard, who delivered the
her and dragged her over a bridge main. judgment, counsel for
into a school compound. She the appellant had complained
shouted rape, but the appellant that the girl's testimony be-
threatened to kill lier. He then fore the jury had differed sub-
,took her to a shed where he told stantially from what she said
her to remove. her garments, .~ before the magistrate, and
Upon her refusal to do so, he blamed the trial judge for not
proceeded to pull down her dealing adequately with that
skirt and half-slip, tore off her inconsistency, especially
panties and had sexual inter- when it was borne in mind
course with her against her will. that the victim had no expla-
During all this, she said, he held nation to give for the depar-
a hand over her mouth- despite ture in her testimony.
her every effort to remove it. In response to this allega-
The girl said that she was a tion, Justice Kennard cited a
virgin and that the act of inter- number of legal authorities ini
course caused her to bleed. She support of the Appellate
also said that she suffered inju- Court's contention that "even
ries to her back in the course of though the trial judge had omit
the attack. But later when she ted to tell the jury that if a wit-
nes fails to giv smehplaus bln
Testimony on a material issue,
then they ought not to fict on
the evidence given in that regard
P before them."
Contending that the trial
~judgec'S mission was not faital,
<"having regarld to theL mannei m ~i
which~ the cise wai id; to the
-: jury, that7 is to Say,. that they
could only convist ii they believe '
!5the L1:ienm buLt that! ther musTlli
? 5.- 1approach her evidence Mimih en, -
lion." Justic~ Kennard said:
"Ev'en where a wsitness of~-
1.fer~s no cxplanation or e~xcuse for
having mnade a previous incon-
sistent statement, the jury may
yet decide that the viould be-.
lieve and act on the evidence of
the witness given ait tSi~tial, as
the jury are jurors ;jf all. the
facts and not only of some of
the facts."

was examined by a doctor, she hand, GIo del 1l tohn other
showed him none of this. Conf roter inl Ileges sald he
Thle trictim said that on her agreed thar the appeaf~s oul~d be

hiipp~ened to lier but neither of :* up during the'. argu~ments,
i them had appeared in Court tou' nomely: The eFfect of the evl- .
giveevidelice. dnce~ that the pn nespal writne~s
The appellant's defence (the victim) had made in pre-
was that she had consented to vious statements that were in-
have intercourse with him. consistent with her evidence at
From the very outset, he did not the trial, and the severity of the
deny having sexual intercourse sentence imposed.
with the virtual complainant, He said he couldn't help but
except that he had always main- agree~with Justice Kennard that
tained that it was consensual, the learned Yu~dre had faliled to

IN 1987, Lennox Thomas who
raped a 16-year-old girl and
hoped to escape justice under
the banner of 'consent' and
with the aid of non-corrobo-
ration and inconsistencies in
the viictim's evidence, got the
surprise of his life.
Despite, the discrepi~nies in
the evidence, the mixed jury at
the Demerara Assizes found
him guilty of the offence and he
was sentenced to 20 years im--
prisonment. He ap-
pealed unsuccessfully against
his conviction and sentence, the
latter of which he regarded as
being excessive.
The Guyana Court of Ap-
peal, constituted of Chancellor
of the Judiiciary, Justice Kenneth
George and Justices of Appeal
.Messrs Cecil Kennard and
Lennox Perry, dismissed the
matter, .on the grounds that
while it was the duty of the trial
judge~to give the jury certain
guidelines in relation to incon-
sistencies in evidence, and how
to aprqc txhin rasecea cors
fo~r the jury to decide what
weight they would give to the
evidence. -*
At the hearing of the appeal,
Senior Counsel, Mr Peter
Britton appeared for the appel-
lant while Mr Ian Chang, then
Director of Public Prosecuitions
(now Chief Justice) represented
the State.
According to facts pre-
sented in the case. at about mnid-
night on November 4, 1987 the
young lady in question was
wending her way home along
Victoria Street, in the East
Coast lielge of Plaisance after
Attending a party held at the
community~ high school. At the
time of~the incident she was- 15
years ten months old and lived
in the same village as the appel-
lant. .-

wayH home sesa hio n ea
shbp with some other meing
'all of whom tvere appar ntly
n i~o~gLa cb o ast f a
'to haive recogniised her as lie
called out to her, She stopped
and be approached her. He
asked her if she, was on her
way~ home and she answered
in the affirmative. He then
asked her to wait for him,
which she did, while he re-
Sturned to the group of men.
He then rejoined her and
th~ey walked together until

give the jury the expected qual-
ity of assistance on the first of
these issues, and that in this re-
gard, it was clear that the evri-
dence of the virtual complain_
ant, on whose testimony the
whole of the prosecution's case
rested, had disclosed that her
deposition contained several
statements which did not accord

3/22/2008, 1:44 PM

Page VII

a By George Barclay


Ion 0 H 8 HI

Farmers urged to utilise

NARI egg incubation facility ?fd



of the livestock industry, has. seen a significant
increase in production lately thanks in no small
measure to the offer of an'improved egg incuba
Dtion service to the farming community by the Na-
tional Agricultural Research Institute (NARI).
Stressing the importance of such a service, which was im~ple-
mented to encourage diversification in the agricultural sector as well
as to spur rural economic activities throilgly the provision o~f an ef-
ficient, low-cost incubation facility, NARI Director, Dr Oudho.
Homenauth said:
"A4t NARI, we have been working ardently with both large and
small duck farmers to provide, during the initial phase of establish-
ment of their duck farm, technical assistance coupled with low-cost
quality breeds of ducklings to create an economically viable opera-
tion. At this stage of the development .of the duck industry in
Guyana, we have recognized the impoartace of providing an egg
incubation service to further aid farmers in their quest to satisfy
their demand for ducklings." .
Located at Mon Repos, on theEast Coast Demerara, NARI,
Guyana's premier agricultural research facility, in keeping with its
mandate to provide improved access to technology, operates the
largest State-owned duck breeding, egg incubation, and small 11mi-
nant facility-
Since the acquisition of the Livestock Farm at Mon Repos in
July 1997, the Institute, through the diligence of its staff, has been
able not only to transfer technology but to also pursue an aggres-
sive research programme aimed at aiding the national developmen-
tal strategy.
Highlighting the shift inr trends in duck rearing from a
form of supplemental income to a highly commercialized ac-
tivity comparable to that of broiler production all across
Guyana, Dr. Homenauth said that every effort is being made
to ensure that 'the Institute fulfills its mandate of providing
stakeholders in the duck rearing industry with an improved
quality of breeding stock and the type of technical know-how
they need to run their business more efficiently.
"At NARI, we have been able to acquire a modernized incuba-
tion facility and improved breed flock at our Mon Repos Livestock
Farm to increase our production and also the quality and quantity
of services we offer to all stakeholders within the industry," he said,
"Over the period 2006 2007, we have witnessed a substantial
increase in production records, both by the Institute and indepen-
dent commercial farmers who've utilized our incubation facilities.
In 2007, the Institute recorded an increase in production rate of 56

861 ducklings compared to 35 600 in 2006."
Conversely, independent farmers who utilized NARI's incuba-
tion facility, Dr Homenauth said, recorded a total of 39 913 hatchlings
in 2007 as opposed to the 15 600 births recorded the year previ-
He said, too, that the Institute has at present an incubation ca-
pacity of.30,000 eggs over a five-week period, which allows for
the facilitation of an average of 6000 units weekly, inclusive of eggs
from the independent farmers. A total of 2500 ducklings per week,
Dr Homenauth said, are expected to be available soon for distribu-
tion to farmers all across Guyana.-
And, in order to utilize the service offered, Head of the Institute's
Livestock Unit, Dr Robin Austin is urging farmers to adhere to the
guidelines of proper egg sanitation, storage and breeding in order to
derive maximum benefit.
Farmers, he said; should ensure that their breeding flocks are
properly fed'with the correct proportion of nutrients, and that the
male to female ratio of~ 10 is maintained so as to produce quality
eggs suitable for incubatioti.
He also recommends that eggs be collected daily and stored
awhay with the pointed side facing downwards, and using a prmla-
nent marker to labe~l them with symbols of one's owrn choosing.
Labeling, Dr Austmn said, is Important as It aids in identiify mg one's
eggs ui the incubator, and to qucickh address any problems should
they ocCUr
After the eggs have been collected, the\ need to be graded mn
order to remote the damaged and unsuitable ones Graading can be
done by wa, of h~ghtly tapping on Lthe shell A ranging sound tellr
one that the egg Is suitable for ancubanon.
The next stage is w asking whlch remote es wh atel er dirs there

is and the thin film on the shell
that acts as a storage place for bac-
teria using a few drops of po-
tassium permanganate in water. The eggs should be washed quicdky
then stored under cool, dry conditions.
According to Dr Austin,- eggs for hatching purposes should not
be stored longer than one week, nor should they be placed in a
refrigerator as this will destroy the embryo thus making the egg
unsuitable for incubation purposes.
For those farmers interested in utiliz~iig the Institute's incuba-
tion services, they must ensure that their Eggs, after being properly
stored and prepared, are delivered every Monday between 07:30
hrs 08:30 hrs.
Dr Austin also reiterated that farmers ae offered weekly infor-
mation pertaining to the accountability of their eggs.
"Our incubators," he said, 'fare stocked every Monday
morning, and we urge persons using this service to adhere to
the rules outlined. At the same time, We offer a weekly report
on the status of incubation and also distribute the hatched
numbers of ducklings to these farmers. This is done to en-
sure Iransparency" n wPPrep

Happy Phad
To all Guyanese, especially the
,Hindu Community~r


.sG gFlet(Udr theClck

Pace 8 & 21 065

Page VII .

y adnuS Chronicle March 2 8

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Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008

I age IX

You will go through the responses to Paper 1 Test 11, and then you
will work Paper 11 of Test 11

Responses to Paper 1

Z i OR

(c) Pretend you are a BALL and write a story about yourself.

1. C

2. A

3. D

4. C

5. C

6. C

7. A

8. C

9. D

10. D

11. B

12. D

13. B

14. C

15. A

16. C

17. D

18. C

19. B

20. A

21. D

22. C

23. D

24. A

25. A

26. D

27. A

28. C

29. A

30. D

31. C

32. A

33. A

34. C

35. C

36. A

37. C

38. D

39. D

40. A


(d) Study the pictures and then write a story based on them.


This paper contains 2 questions. You must answer EITHER ques-
tion 1 or question 2

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

(a) Write a letter to a friend in another country describing Mashramani cel-
ebrations in your country .


(b) Write a letter to someone in another country to be his/her pen-pal


(c) Write a letter inviting your fr-iend to your birthday party.


(d) W'rite a letter to Susan telling her how you felt about the visit to Leguan.

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

(a) Write a story that begins with the words, What a memorable day that

(b)The game you like best and why you like it.

~Uly ~~ B

a O
o O-

End of Testl. Good Luck~!!!

I~ I (~) ~ I~~ t~ :~r~ )) 3r~ ):~rlX1 ILX1 ~III ~ ~ C ~I ~II II~ 1 ~ I ~ ~rl II


Paul Sam Ray


'' 16m '

Subjects Marks
Mathematics 70
Science 65

Language Arts 76
Social Studies 57

I -I, I I

Si~i~Cla~ 'C ~i pwr'iC W ~tjl~ct~l f23:EeGl~i~

Test # 11
Paper 11
You will go through the responses to paper 1 Test 11, and then work Paper 11

Responses to Paper 1
1. D 11. A 21. A

2. A 12. C 22. B

3. C 13. B 23. D

4. D 14. C 24. D

5. D 15. D 25. D

6. D 16. B 26. A

7. B 17. D 27. A

8. D 18. D 28. C

9. B 19. B 29. A

10. D 20. A 30. B

The Venn diagram below shows the games pupils in Grade 6 like to play. Study the Venn
diagram, then answer question 4.

31. D

32. C

33. C

34. B

35. B

36. A

37. A

38. B

39. B

40. A


(a) How many pupils play all three games?

(b) How many pupils play Bingo?


This paper contains 6 questions. You are required to answer number 1 and any other 3.
o Be sure to answer fully the four questions
o Write your answer in the space provided
o Drawings and handwriting must be clear at all times.
o Each step of your work must be clearly shown
oIf you have to erase, do so cleanly.
o Look over your work when you have finished.

(c) How many pupils play neither Bingo nor Scrabble?

(d) How many pupils do not play any of the games?

(e) How many pupils are in Grade 6?

1. (a) 67. 6 x 8.2
(b) Add 5.2, 1.43 and 6.32
(c) (1/2 + 2/3) x 3/14




Study the figure carefully then answer question 2 (a).

The diagram shows a piece of land that has been divided among four
(i) Who has the smallest share?

(ii) What is the perimeter of the land?

(iii) Find the total area occupied by Paul and Ray?

6. In the 2007 Annual Examination Paula scored the following marks in
The maximum marks for each subjects is 100.


four sub jects .

2. (a) In the figure above, what is the value of a?

Study the figure carefully, and then answer question 2 (b)

(i) What was Paula's total mark for the four subjects?

increase of (ii) Find her average marks for the four subjects.

(iii) In which subject did she earn more than 75% of the marks?

(iv) In which subject did she score 7/10 of the maximum marks?

End of Test. Good Luck.

2. (b) In the figure above, find the value of b?

3. Mr. Paul receives a salary of $ 40 000.00. His employer gives him a salary
20% on his present salary.

(a) Find 20% of $40 000.00

(b) How much money does he receive as an increase?

(c) What was his salary after the increase was given?



5 ''.

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person to fill the vacant post of DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

The incum-bent 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
Acc Pac and or any other; accounting programrme.

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~l.gplinc.com

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should forward their
applications and resumes to the Divisional Director Human Resources,
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Guyana before Friday April 04, 2008.



Page XI

By Darcel Choy

Tbagoian (that lis exactly
menu) Flying Fish Caesar
Next, we visited the Barba-
dos Concorde Experience in
Chl;t Church. Thanks to our
guide, Allison, we experienced
what it was like to travel in the
fastest passenger plane to ever
fly commercially at this interac-
tive museum located next to the
international. She explained that
Barbados was one of a handful
of destinations chosen to receive
a Concorde when they were de-
commissioned in 2003. The Al-
pha Echo now sits proudly sur-
rounded by fascinating and beau-
tifully presented exhibits. We
were invited to sit just as count-
less celebrities did in a luxurious
departure lounge as we waited
to board the Concorde.
It was very interesting
when we watched a thrilling
multimedia ~show, which uses
the plane itself as a backdrop to
explain Concorde's advanced
engineering which sets it apart
from any other passenger air-
craft. Visitors also get a first-
hand experience of how
Concorde's immensely powerful
engines sounded.
I really felt like a star as
we walked~i up the red-car-
peted stairs and into the air-
craft. We got the chance to re-
lax into the leather seats and
wiatchl a short video showing
w;hat it w~as like to fly aboard
this legendary plane. If ever
I get the chance to visit the
island again, I will Imakre that
a must on my itinerary while
in the island. (Reprinted from
Trinidad Newsday)

dos Tourism Authority. At
about 10 am, they whisked us
away to Harrison's Cave where
we discovered the most magnifi-
cent natural phenomenon.
Formed from a type of
crystallised limestone, this
stunnims cavern is undoubt-

edly one of the most spectacu-
lar natural attractions in the
Caribbean. We were told that
after a year of redevelop-
ment, Harrison's Cave, Bar-
bados' most popular visitor
attraction, recently reopened
during the first week of Janu-

ary The newly improved fa-
cility features a fleet of six
new trams as well as ventila-
tion, drainage, electrical
lighting and a tracking sys-
tem. Additionally, a Cave In-
terpretive Centre has been
added to the gully floor and
features a multimedia pre-
sentation, interactive dis-
plays, an enhanced passenger
boarding area, washrooms, a
souvenir shop and snack bar.
Our tour guide explained the
history.behind the caves, which
are located near the geographi-
cal centre of Barbados, in the
parish of St Thomas. They are
a natural phenomenon in the
tropical world. The caves were
first mentioned in historical
documents in 1975 and then
were virtually forgotten for
nearly 200 years until Barba-
dian Tony Mason and Danish
speleologist Ole Sorensen redis-
covered them in l976.
-'A~t iihe point during our
tour, the guide took off all the
lights to show what these men
saw when they explored the
caves complete darkness!
The depths of the cave were
breathtaking. Ilooked from left
to right trying to take it all in
as water dripped all over my
We also visited a new tour-

ist attraction which opened on
January 24 the Arlington
House museum.
The ground floor, named
'Speightstown Memories' after
Barbados' second largest town,
gives a glimpse into the lives of
early citizens with historic
prints and photographs. 'Pla;-
tation Memories' on the second
level explains the story a
colonisation and sugar cane on
the island, while stressing the
important role Barbados played
in the slave trade, as the first
port reached on the journey
from Africa.
The third floor, 'Wharf
Memories' showcased
Speighstown's former glory
as a leading port and hub
across three continents
through exhibits, with the
help of Stede Bonnet a fa-
mous Barbadian pirate. After
a full morning of touring,
Gomez and Smith took us to
a wonderful restaurant, 'The
Fishpot'. Just a few minutes
north of the port of St
Charles, this restaurant lies
in a little fishing community
called Shermans. The res.
taurant is located on the
water's edge and the sound of
the water was soothing and
relaxing. I enjoyed their
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The Bact O~

booming with
tourism hot
spots. Media
were introduced to a few of
them when we were invited to
attend LIAT airlines' press
familiarisation trip to
Barbados two Wednesdays
When we arrived on the is-
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Machel Smith, as well as Linda
Christian-Clarke of the Barba-



By Naisser Khan
lately known as 'Pip' to his close friends (as in 'Pip and the Convict' he says), Leri~ox
Sharpe, 54, is one of TT's most gifted "God-given" he acknow ledges talentf in
nan arena. He is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest steelpan play ers if
:ceatest ever.
ve-time Panorama arranger winner (winner of three of the past four Panoramh final, an
p' with his good friend Jit Samaroo's nine wins and has a burning desire to three-peat a goal
ided him on two occasions.
notivated by this goal so we can look forward to his presence in the coming years, he
tiing on the on-going sad state of facilities for the national instrument and-the rreartnien'
'o pannists in general, 'Boogsie' hopes that the powers-that-be will come Ilgether to: trul\
Itional instrument and protect all the rights that go with its invention and innovation (pro-
-llectual, etc).
:s they can develop and maintain ways to show the nation's appreci~ll~n in lr hls co~untr.
.orld, as he calls it. ,,.
e' has established his genius over the past forty-plus years with his arra:ni-gerpnts fr'man\
.s, vocalists, and steelbands in TT and the Caribbean, North Americs. and Europe add has ~
;oser/arranger-in-residence at Phase II Pan Groove (currently Petrotrin (pC'n cred) siLletf97S-1
does not read or write music, yet he conceives elaborate compositions and arrajw a
them to the players note by note, phrase by phrase. .
bed as 'the Mozart of pan' by Wynton Marsalis, he remains a humble, encs~rous
;e St James home is a repository of his treasured memories many of which he mino-
icribed during this interview and are captured in the following 20 questions: di"
set ='
re/how did you earn the nickname 'Boogsie'?
I, the late Grace Isabella Sharpe, says that when I was born, an angel called out 'Boogsie'
nle knows what it means.
n1 and where did you play your first steelpan?




a~lications are invited 'from interested and
ilified nationals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
mber States and Associate Members of the Caribbean
Immunity to fill the following positions within the
.ference Services Sub-Progqramme, with assigned duty
lion in Guyana:

() Programme Manager
-li) Deputy Programme Manager
'iii) Project Officer

01l details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
Following web sites- www.caric om. orq,
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Mlications with full curriculum details, including
.jnality, work e experience, educational qualifications,
iimary of professional skills and/or expertise, language
ciency, list of professional publications, three referees
tast twjo of whom must be familiar with the applicant'S
)j, and other relevant ~information, should be sent to the
~ser, Human Resource Management, Cari tequ:
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:na and sent by email to appinhrm~id!caricom.orq.

Secretariat will conimence considering applications
April 4, 2008.

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LEN "Boogsie" Sharpe (Photograph by Abigail Hadeed)
As a youngster at this very location, which, inl addition to being our hom~e, wvas also the pan-yard
for- the Symphonettes led ald arranged for by my cousinl, Rulpert 'Shadlow' Nathaniel.
3. Of all your recordings available, which four arrangements would you most like people
to hear?
'In the Rain Forest', the winning composition/arrangemenzt at the World Steelbanzd Music Festival
in October 2000; 'Woman is Boss'Panorama winner 1988; 'Trini Gone Wild'Panzoramza winner 2005;
'Musical Vengeance 'Panorama winner 2008.
4. Favourite calypso/soca song(s) of all time and by whom?
'Pan Night and Day' by the late great 'Kitch and 'School Days' by Sparrow.
5. Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Born at Benares Street, St James, and grew up right here.
6. The one place you would like to visit and why?
Toronto, Canada to visit my three grandsons, especially to see the last one who is now four years
Plas ur t "" X I

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Service Ministry (Training Divisionn, D't-rh.ln Street) and the ten (10) Regional Democratic
Council Offices.

Applications should be sent to the Permlanlent Secretary, Office of the President, New Garden
Street, Georgetown.

C losing date for the receipt o fap~plicati ons is la rch 31, 2008.

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By Shirley Thomas

AFTER being unconscious
for more than 65 days and
hanging precariously be-
tween life an death, 20-year-
old Jason Yarris stunned
those who knew of his illness
and expected him to draw his
last breath any day by mak-
ing a dramatic come-back.
For three months he was
abysmally unaware of anyone
or anything; lay virtually help-
less; and was fed fluids through
his nose, using a catheter. Ad-
mitted to the Intensive Care
Unit (ICU) moments after be-
ing rushed to the Accident and
Emergency Unit (A&E) of the
Georgetown Public Hospital,
Jason, who had earlier been in-
jured during a near-fatal smash
up between a taxi .?nd a 4 x 4
pick-up, remained there until
the first week of February.
So serious was the accident,
his mother Michelle Scotland
recalls, that on receiving the
dressage his father went to the
funeral parlour designated to
deal with accident cases, to en-
quire whether he was there, for
those who saw his blood-cov-
ered body bemng pulled from the
wreckage could not believe he
was still alive.
It was the morning of De-
cember 21 that the accident oc-
curred, Michelle, a mother of
three, recalled. Jason had a few
months before landed his first
job working in the interior on a
mining concession, and had
amassed, in his opinion, enough
money to give himself, his
mother and two sisters a 'nice
He had just returned from
the interior, and with just four
days to go before Christmas



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Day, the young man thought
he'd go out to town and buy
stocks for the home and his
mother's mobile snackette, and
pick up a few gifts for his
mother and two sisters. He
hired a taxi, and was passing
through the village of
Albouystown when misfortune
A 4 x 4 vehicle going in the
opposite direction, the mother
was told, crashed into the mo-
tor car in which her son was
travelling, pinning it, against a
tree. The driver was slightly
hurt, but Jason suffered life-
threatening injuries to the head
and other parts of the body.
Fearing the worst when she
saw her child, the mother
quickly purposed in her heart
that she had to exercise as much
faith~ as -possible, since
'weak'ing out' would have cer-
tainly robbed her of the strength
she needed to care for him in the
months ahead.
Doctors and other medical
personnel at the hospital fought
a grim battle to save the young
man's life, never giving up hope.
And for this, she says, she will
be eternally grateful. -

Though she'd had her fair
share of ups-and-downs prior to
Jason's accident, she said, she
was determined that this time
around she was going to emerge
the victor and not sit idly by
and let Satan win the battle.
She recalled that about
three years ago, her eldest
daughter Tamika, then 19, was
struck down by a motor vehicle
on the highway at Sparendaam
- and suffered injuries to the
brain from which she has not

yet fully recovered. The driver
of that motor vehicle, who is a
public figure with responsibil-
ity for young people of this na-
tion, continues to walk free
and has not been restricted
from driving for even one day,
while the injured teen is now
almost demented, the mother

a boy, died atI the .we II1 sur
months presumabl\ fromn Sud -
den Infant Deathi S\indrome

last Septe~mber
again struel .
her a del a>-
tating blow\
when she re- ~lC~
turned home
one day. only
to find thal it
had been co~n-
sumed by fire.
Coming out of all those ex-
periences, she named her last
child Destiny, thereby affirming
that there should only be 'posi-
tives' in her life for the future.
Therefore, when Jason was in-
jured and admitted to hospital,
she knew, beyond the shadow
of a doubt, that she could not
give up hope.

Answered Prayer
Affirming that victory was.
sure, Michelle joined forces
with prayer teams around the
city and "stormed Heaven."
Convinced that she serves a
God who doesn't sleep, she
embarked on an indefinite pe-
riod of prayer and fasting.
"I tell my self thdf my son
got to live, through Jesus'
name," she said, adding: "I
prayed morning, noon, and
night, and continued to knock

on Heaven's door, knowing rhjt
my God is a gracious, forgi Ing
and wonder-working' God "
During the day-time, she are
nothing, anid even at nights.
when she had conditioned
her mind to taking
something light,
she often

found that she was so grief-
stricken, nothing could go
On the 65th day, she be-
gan to see signs that God had
begun to answer her prayers,
as Jason, who had been in a
coma all along, was begin"
ning to communicate with
people around him, though
not verbally. Then, when she
visited him on the 73rd day,
she saw that he was able to
speak. Filled with excite-
ment, she continued praising
God and asking for more.
"Ah feel so happy, ah started
to cry, but could not let him
see," she said.
The first thing he asked her
for, she recalled, was a puri. But
he had to take it easy. With the
guidance of the medical staff, he
was taken through the paces -
first being given porridge and
mashed foods, then graduating
to soups with his favourite

that when she had to be with
him in hospital and away from
the.business, she could not earn
to keep him alive.
Initially Michelle sold in
the Stabroek area, but that pre-
vented her from making- ad-
equate visits to oversee her son.
Eventually, she relocated the
snackette to the precincts of
the Georgetown Hospital
where she could be close enough
to visit, and not have to spend
too much on bus fares.
Now, evidently happy that
her, prayers have been an-
swered, Michelle affirms:
"I want to tell everybody
out there that God is a mys-
terious God. There is noth-
ing too big for Him to do. And
I am saying that if God could
bring my son back from death,
God could cure HI and AIDS
... anything... once you pray
to him sincerely, in spirit and
in truth, He~ will come

was a period when 'every
penny counted'. She said that
on the day of the accident, her
son had walked with his money
to do his shopping, but they
never managed to recover a cent.
And for the time that Jason
has been hospitalized, the driver
of the taxi he hired paid him just
one visit, bought him some
pampers, and was never seen or
heard of again. Neither has she
heard from the police in relation
to the accident.
She now recalls that a par-
ticular injection prescribed for
him might have been pivotal to
his recovery, along with
prayers. The cost of three of
those injections per day
amounted to $1500, she said,
and her only means of income
was through her mobile
snackette, from which she
peddles confectioneries and
fruit juices.
Generally, what she earned

By Kencil Banwarie
Flour paste and hot cross buns? Gamma cherries and Easter
eggs? Strange combinations, but they all legitimately point
to one event: Easter. There are many symbols that have, over
the years, come to be associated with Easter. In Guyana, kites
are inextricably linked to ]Eastet:
A question to ponder is: How did a secular tradition such as
kite-flying, which began in the Orient, come to be associated with
a religious celebration such as Easter? There are various historical
accounts on the origin of kite-flying. The most popular and widely
accepted versions point to China as the birthplace of kite-flying, a
practice which is said to be over 2000 years old.
One legend has it that a farmer once used a string to tie his hat
.from blowing away in a strong wind, and thus did the idea of the
kite come into being. Another tells of an army general who used
the kite as a military tactic to defeat his enemy. The story is that
he stringed hundreds of kites and let them loose in the night to fly
over his opponents' camp, thus causing the soldiers to retreat in
the belief that they were being attacked by evil spirits. Another
one, written in approximately 200 BC, is claimed to be the earliest
account of kite-flying and tells of a Chinese general named Han
Hsin, of the Han Dynasty, who flew a kite over the walls of a city
he was attacking in order to measure how far his troops would
have to tunnel to get into that city. Yet another popular legend tells
of a thief who used a kite to take him to the top of Nagoya Castle
in Japan so that he could steal several gold statues.
Even in recent years, kites have
-1 7 --pk; been use~d fo~r variousj purpoSes
in different cultures.

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9 March 23, 2008

competitions something that is still vibrant today.
Most persons are involved in kiting for recreational and
competitive purposes. The many kiting competitions in Guyana
and around the world are testimony to the importance of kites
in today's culture.
In Guyana, however, kite-flying is most popular at Easter. At
no other point in the year will you find Guyanese flying kites.
Would Easter be the same without kites? Or, would kites have any
importance without Easter? Kites have become so ingrained in the
Guyanese psyche that Easter without kites is like Christmas with-
out pepper-pot.
.But, in the Caribbean, where religion plays a pivotal role in
shaping culture, the kite has a certain religious significance attached
to it. The kite is a symbol of freedom and life. The ascension of
the kite is likened to the resurrected Christ who ascended into
Heaven after conquering death. Additionally, many persons meta-
phorically see the kite as an object that offers them an~ opportu-
nity to forget all stress and soar into the skies almost freely, only
bounds by that twine of reality verhich brings them back to earth.
Kite-flying has proven to possess the capacity to unify all
Guyanese, regardless of ethnicity, sub-culture, and religion. These
simple (and not so simple) beautiful works of art offer a communal
experience that string together and help to define the Guyanese Eas-
ter experience in a way that goes beyond the paper-work, wood,
and string.
If this purpose is achieved, then the kite is truly a symbol
of hope and resurrection.

answer 0 the question.
in what year was r
'th0 IfiSt Califesta

*held in Guyana?".
10 620 KITE (5483) to

Buddhists monks in Japan flew kites to avert evil and ensure
bountiful harvests. The Polynesians paid tribute to their gods
by way of using the highest flying kite in remembrance of
myths that spoke of gods using kites. Some Oriental cultures
celebrate children's day by releasing kites into the air as a
token of thanks and happiness to the gods.
In the 18th and 19th Centuries, kites were used in the western
world as a method of scientific research. Benjamin Franlklin and
Alexander W~ilson, for example, applied their knowledge of kite-
flying to expand their knowledge about the weather. Meteorologi
cal centres used specially-designed kites to raise weather instru-
ments. And the Wright Brothers experimented with kites which later
led to the development of airplanes. In modern times, the kite was
still used for military purposes.
Kites were used during World War I by the British, French,
Italian, and Russian armies for the purpose of enemy observation
and signaling. However, with the introduction of airplanes, there
was lesser need for kites as part of military strategies.
More recently, kites have been largely used for recreational pur-
poses. Over the past 40 years or so, there has been a significant
interest in kites as a means of sport. There are recorded instances,
in the 1970s, of imiovative kites being constructed as part of kiting

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blue power theme
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3. Persons must bje registered In
their respective categories,
4. Persons must be Clellink customers.
5. Winners must a ree to be
6. Judges decision will be final.

RB(JiStfation will be done
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Sunday Chtorticle; Maich::28:2008:

Ry Lor-ia-Mac Heywood
"G;et up! It's alreadyJ seven o' clock, sis!" Leah turned oerr
ugiuin trying to get the miost of her rest despite her listic
siiter's rcontlinuous tugging at her nighidress. YecsterdaS had
really) beeni a hectic dal for her froml rchooil, to lessons, to
drama practice, then to do her *manth' homew\ork, which she
neerr comipleted, for, after the first rum, 1he\ was fast usivep.
"Leahl' her sister calledi again "Jaln' I ou re~member~l thtl.llI ...,:,

ou(I." At thatl Insist. Leath lumped~l uy !rarn hecr bed, all leep p~nr
fromll her eyesi )h, hot-~\ could I forii l I can' h bllow\ thjt lodal Is
I~nnlly theb' J.I, jll~l~l what I~ ~ : CI ... bee aC'II. .sin IsT -icelan
eve~ryth~ing in Ibe \u...rlJ il barel;, seven :,ers- o~ld !he had carl-s
full, learnedj t, mnurlae all Ihat Leah JOc fromrl pursing her lip, 1..
es~~r !n nar-ing her slite~r' ilhethe- and high-heeler~ d shoes~
Lenhl tried on her cosrumle onec more timle She could barely
comuain her excitemient. Mlumbling her line under her breath.
\he hlurriedl\ to~ok a bath then rushed dlownstairs to greel her
father, whom she fondly referred to as 'Pa'. He was now seen
as the chief chef, since mom was away on holiday. "Oatmeal
porridge again?" Anna complained. "Be quiet and eat!" said
Leah, "or you'll make me late for school again. It's already
eight o'clock and the bell rings at eight-thirty."
"Leah, for the second time: What is the meaning of the word
Leah jumped out of her daydream, forgetting that she was sup-
posed to be concentrating on her spelling class. "Ahhm," Leah
fumbled. "Well...does it mean somebody that is easy to get along
Mary sniggered as her hands shot up in the air. "Miss; I know.
I think it means someone that is not easily persuaded. They are
Leah felt very embarrassed as she heard the whisperings of her
classmates behind her. She was sure that they were talking about
her. How she wished that she could get some answers right and not
look so foolish in class. Leah thought long and hard. What if she
could prove herself in the drama fest this afternoon? Her class was
responsible for acting out the Easter story. Maybe, just maybe,
she would be able to do her part well and the children wouldn't
laugh at her anymorb.Could she really do it?
The lights were dimmed in the school's auditorium and Leah
peered into th& darkness from behind the curtain to see if Pa and
Anna were there.. Leah began to panic. Had her father forgotten
about her special night? As tears began to well up in her eyes, she
finally spotted him. "Oh, there he is!" she exclaimed. He was sit-
ting upright in his chair, looking to see when his daughter would
make her entratice on the stage. And there is Anna in the pretty
blue dress and matching blue ribbons that I bought her, Leah thought
Even her best friend Melody from the Royal Academy was
there! The lights suddenly flooded the stage, then it all began...
"Crucify ~him!. Crucify him!" they all shouted. "Give us
Barabbas!" John, who represented Pilate, answered in a strong
voice: "This man, Jesus, has done no crime, so why should he
be sentenced to death? Let us beat him and then let him go
But this answer only made the crowd more angry.
"Crucify him! Crucify him!" they all shouted.
So Pilaie gave in to the requests of the people and handed Jesus
over to be crucified. Jeremy rushed on to the stage, a bit nervous,
to help Jesus carry his big, heavy cross and then everyone watched
in anuclpipann as Jesus, along with two other criminals, were nailed
to the crosses Jesus in the middle and the other two criminals on
the left and right of him.
Anna, who was seeing everything in the audience, rightly
clutched her father's arms. "Those nails mtist have ~hurt Jesus, Pa.
I can't see why they would do that to anyone."
SPa placed. his arms around her. "He didn't do anything
wrong, dear. It was because they were jealous of him. He was
doing all sorts of miracles and even told them that he was the
Son of God. Let's see what else happens."
Suddenly, the place was quiet, and the only light that could be
seen was on the stage. Jesus then cried out in a loud voice: "My
God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?" Shortly after he said
thesewhrde is Lesus" dba asked impatiently. "I thought she was
a part of this play!"
"Yes! There she is Anna!"-Pa replied. "You see by that stump
where the women are? She is Mary Magdalene, one of Jesus' friends.
~ hey must be really sad after Jesus was crucified."
"Look! Somebody is taking away Jesus' body!" Anna exclaimed.
'"That must be that man Joseph who placed him in a new tomb. I
remember from the story you told me last night. That means that
Leah would have to appear three days later, not so Pa?"
"Yes, I'm glad that you were listening. Look! There is Leah
With rapt attention, Anna looked at her sister as she and the
other women were on the way to the tomb.
Then Leah asked in a loud voice: "Who will move away
that stone from over Jesus' tomb? It seems heavy!" When they
had reached the tomb, the stone was already rolled away. Sud-
denly tbb alo .re Ink in fe MMok" Lea claimed with
It was indeed an angel, all dressed in a white robe.
"Don't be afraid." he said. "Jesus is not here; He is risen.

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114 When I 16y (0me 10 the place which is called
The Skull [Colvary/ Golgotha],
s~. ...... ,.. - there they crucified Him, and the criminals,
~~~~ -One On the right and one on the left.
''"'/And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them,
1 fOr they know not what they do.

j~t~ CSthem by costing lots for them...

BUt 00 the fifst day at file week, at early dawn,

taking the spices which they had made ready.
~And they found the stone rolled back from the tomb
but when they went inside,
they cid not find the body of the Lord Jesus ***
He is IS t hire, but has risen!
Luke 23:33-34, Luke 24:1-3, 6(AMP)


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Story Time

Abraham had never flown a kite before because he was bound to a wheelchair-. H-is
activities were restricted for as long as he could remember, but he was beginning to do
more and more things as time went by. Why not fly a kite?' he thought.
On the final day of school, his two fr-iends discussed with him what they would be
doing for the Easter holidays which coincided with the Hindu festival of Phagwah
and the Muslim commemoration of Y'ouman N~abi. Prakash said he would play
Ph~agwah in the morning, and in the afternoon, he would go to th~e seawall to fly his
kite. Irfan said that he would love to fly kite and play Phagwah, but the family was
taking a boat-load of sweetmeats to share out on Wakenaam Island, the birthplace of
his parents. Th is was an annual pilIgrimage they made on Youman NVabi.
At that moment, and for the first-time in a long time, Abraham felt lonely. He said to
himself: "Kite-flying will cheer me up."
On Easter Monday, his father raised the kite, a gentle 'star-point' creation that glided
majestically in the air. But the wind was fickle, so his father secured the string of the
kite to the arm of the wheelchair. That was no fun for Abraham, so he untied the string
so he could feel the tug of kite and the buzz in the twine. This excited him and he was
happy. But suddenly, the wind grew vicious and the kite became erratic. Abraham
held on without calling for help, thinking he could manage. But the wind grew
stronger and stronger; the kite tugged the boy out of the wheelchair. Abraham started
to stagger, then walk, stronger and stronger with each step. At f-irst, other kite flyers
gasped in disbelief then shouted in relief that the boy was not harmed; that he was
healed instead.
The media dubbed the incident the 'Mirac le of Easter'.

Easter Egg Hunt .
Altogether, Lauren, Molly, Olajuwon, and Taylor found 100
plastic eggs filled with candy at the annual egg hunt-
Look at the information below and decide how many eggs
of each color each person found.
Olajuwon found 2 pink eggs, twice as many yellow
eggs as pink, and 5 times as many green eggs as ,'
pink. He found 1 less purple egg than yellow, and his .
blue eggs equaled the sum of his yellow and purple~
Lauren found 2 dozen eggs in all. Her eggs included 4 times as many yellow eggs as
Olajuwon had, half as many green eggs as he had, just 1 purple egg, and no blue
eggs. The rest were pink.
Molly found more eggs than Lauren, but fewer than Olajuwon. She found 3 times as
many purple eggs as Olajuwon did. She found an equal number of pink, yellow, green,
and blue eggs.
Taylor found the rest of the eggs. He found some of each color in eqi al amounts.

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and the background in sky blue.

vh is sani aion so impor ant
Water ~is very important f or lif e: The human body
needs more than seven glasses of water per day
depending on age and where they live. In addition,
we use much more during our daily activities. The
water we drink and use is directly linked to our health.
This linkage is possible through washing, bathing,
drinking, and eating foods washed with, or fish that
live, in, contaminated water.

Habits which contaminate the water we
1. Dumping of my garbage through
home or vehicle windows on to
the roads, into rivers, drains, our
yards and school compounds
2. Washing my dirty hands in an
entire bucket or drum of water.
3. Urinating or defecating close to

4. Lev g ou go b d sto ge
containers open.
5. Leaving water storage containers
uncovered or untreated for long

Whatd~re some of our habits which
contaminate the water we use?
The sources of contamination of the
water:we use are numerous, including
improper storage of water; the disposal of
garbage, human wastes, and chemicals
from commercial industries; mining; and
agriculture. Examining our household
and/,or our personal habits, there are
many ways we contribute to this
contamination. See the box for five of
these; tick the ones you may have done
at least once.

What are some of the effects of using

Series Title: Water and Sanitation Sonitation is vital for human health

Episode 1: How poor sanitation habits can affect water and our health

What does sanitation mean?
For the purpose of this series, sanitation is defined as the safe collection, storage
treatment and disposal of water and personal waste (like faeces, urine, aarbag
and other household wastes).




The G;overnment of`Cjuyana (G;OGj)signedl a Loan C~ontract ( I1151 /SF-GiY) wi th the Inter-Al\merican
De~velopmentl Bank; !1L0). Parts of thle proccedc s of this L~oan will be appliedt to the financing of the`
implemenatation of'thr Fiscal andi Financiall Ml~tanaement Pro-gram.
The FFMP consists of three~ sulb-complonents namelycS:

(iii) Buildiingaudlliting~and fiduciaryovers~ight.

The~ ove~ridndm aim of the tFFM~P is to buildl effective and sust~ainabl e executijv e and ove~rsight
capacities in the G:uyana Revecnue A~uthority (GiRA), the Ministry~ of` Finance (MOF)1). the Snaional
Assembly (Eco~nomic Serv~ices C'ommitte~e (ESC) and Pu~blic Accounts Commlittees (PAC) and the'
Publec Prcureme~nt C'onunission (PPC)

To, this endl the FFMP' hereby invites applications fromn suitabhl y qalified canijdates for the
following& conlsultancy:

. Short Te'rm Consultanlcy Services for an Organization and Management Aurdit of the
Parliament Office oft he Nlational Assembly


J A Masters Degree or equivalent in th~e relevant discipline
J Extensive experience in conducting organization and managpeme~nt au~dit in the puLblic
sector would be an asset.
J Five years working excperie~nce in all aspect of public sector and management reform
J Curriculul~m Vitae (CV)
J D~eclaratio-n of Nationality
J Professional Ref~erence

A detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy canl be uplifted from the:

Confidential Secr eta rv/Adm inistraltiveAssistant.
Fiscatl and Financial Mtanagemlent Progr~amme, Public Buildings,
Brickdam Stabrock, Georgetown
Telephlone No: 227-7026

Applications must be delivered in envelope to the Followinge adfitiss and clearly markedt in the upper
left hand cor~ner

Application for Short Term Consultancy Services fo~r the pros isionl of an Organization and
MWanagementAudit of the Parliamlent Office ofthle \arionn~l tw~embl\ :

T~he Clerk of the National Assembly and del p~~lut in ~hit~h c Tddr Box at:

'The Parliament Offce,
Pubic Buildings,
Brickdam. Stabrock, ;

The c~losingi late for submissionr of` Trrender is onr or befoire 'r ,i, Ja.. Mtarc~h 26, 17008.

Procurement Officer
Fiscal and Financial Management Programme

contaminated water?
Poor sanitation can eventually lead to contamination of water, and once we
drink or use this, it will affect our health. Poor water and sanitation habits can
seriously affect our health, and in many cases, can cause problems such as
worm infestation, diarrhea, skin infections, cholera, typhoid, malaria and many
more. Some of these can be fatal.



1. The Ministr~y of Public Works and Clommnun~cicatios invites sealed bids from eligible and
quali fied biddters for the Cocnstruction of the superstructure of the Mlana~'s D~elight/Evergreen
Bridge using gr~eenhealrt timbher beams andlt reinlforce~d concrete decking (complete
construction). Tlhe construction period is 8 weeks.
2. `Bidtding will be conducted through the Natlional Comnpetitive Bididing (NCB) proocdures,
specified in the P'rocuremnent Act 2003 anld is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of
Section Ill (Eligible C'ountries) of this document.
3. Interested eligible bidders mayv obtain further inform~aion from the Tecchnical Advisor. Mlr
Wialter Willis. Ministry of Public Wiorks & Commllunicatio nls (TTel. No. 59)2-226- 1875/592-
623-4~550) and may inspect the Bidding Document at the address given below from 9:00h1
Ainir stryi of Public Works & Commlunications
Wight's Lane,
Kingston, Georgetown,

4. Qualification r~equirements include: Riegister1ed Company. Overdraft facilities of at least
G$S5M and success tidl completion of at least two similar works over the last four years.
5. A complete set of Biddin~g Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written A"pplication to the, address below and upon payment of a nonl
refunldable fee of F ive thousand G~uyana dollars (G$15,000). Thle method of payment w ill be
Permanenlt Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & .Comnmunications
Whight's Lane,
6. Bids must be delivered in to the 'Tender Boxt at the address below before 9:00h on April 1,
2008. Electronic bidding "shall not"' be pennitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened in the presence of the bidders representatives, who choose to attend in person at
9:00am onl the 1"' April, 2008.
7. All Bids "shall"' be accompanied by a "B~id Security" of one million, five hundred thousand
G uyana dollars (GS L 5001000 )andv~alid NIS andGR;A Certi ficate~of Compliance.
8. Thle address referred to above is:

The Chairman
National P'roclurement& Tenldc'r Adm~inistr~ation Board
Malin &r U rquhaurt Streeots.
Kingston, Gecorg~etown.

Permanent secretary
Ministry of Public Workls &r Commlunicattion s

Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008


World Wildlife Funtd (WWF) Guianas is a non-profit envlirornmer
organization based in Guryana, Suriname and French Guriana. We are a s
office of the WWF Internationtal nretwo~rki, whose primtary function is
conrservation and protection of the w~orldl's wildlife and ecosystemns. W
Guianas currently works on mrrinimizilg Ithe impacts of gold ming
protected areas management, and, forest, species and fresh, r
conservation. As part of our conservation efforts, we also dissemrinate to
public, information on these different areas inr which wce work. We
therefore pleased to share the fo~llowing information w'itht you, especi,
tailored for students of thte primary and secondary level, as part of our se.
ont World Water Day, 2008 activities. (Thlis is th~e first of 4 articles of ,
series). .

Did you knowv that:
Impr~oved sanitiation is
estimated to r~edc~e the
risk of contracting
dliarr~hoeal diseases by

Source: World Ielal:h Omanisation

' i- .I

Applications should be adldressed to:

WWF for living planet -

(c) The shaded area at D is found in the continent of


ITage xIx

You will go through the responses to Paper 1 Test 11, and then you will work Paper 11 of
Test 11
Responses to Paper 1
1. B 11. D 21. C 31. B
2. D 12. B 22. B 32. D
3. B 13. D 23. A 33. C
4. D 14. D 24. D 34. B
5. A 15. A 25. A 35. A
B. D 17 7 7
8. A 18. A 28. B 38. D
9. C 19. D 29. C 39. B
10. B 20. D 30. B 40. C

This paper contains 6 questions. You are required to answer number 1 and any other 3.
o Be sure to answer fully the four questions
o Write your answer in the space provided
o Drawings and handwriting must be clear at all times.
oEach step of your work must be clearly shown
o If you have to erase, do so cleanly.
o Look over your work when you have finished. .

1. Study the map carefully then answer the questions.

3. Study the information carefully and then answer the questions.

Your cycle should be
well equipped with good
tyres, brakes, bell, light
and reflector.

(a) The persons who should follow the guide are
(b) What should be worn by persons using the roads at night?
(c) Give one reason why light and reflector are important.
(d) Two advice you will give to Pedestrians are:

4. Study the slogan then answer the questions below.


(i) What is the slogan telling Guyanese?

(ii) Name two products that are home grown.

(iii) With reference to the slogan, explain how' home grown' can save foreign.

The shaded area is
Which Natural Region is at the area marked X?
The main economic activity at X is
The shaded area has the least number of people because
Name a product that is mainly found in the shaded area.

What ceremony do you think the picture best represents?

When the recipients of this ceremony are announced?

What special name is given to the day when the ceremony takes place?

Name two persons who have received the highest commendation at the ceremony.

(b) The continent marked A is

Who should decide whether you should take medicine or not?

Name two forms in which medicines can be obtained

(d) Which set of people came from the shaded area at D

(c) Give one use of medicine

(d) What advice would give to someone whois ill and has received medicine?

End of Test. Good Luck.

(e) Two other groups of people who came under the same system as the group from D are



3/20/2008, 10:36 AM

SI~~Cay; ~tlr.o~i~l~i~l~tl :~3,~~0(7C~

(a) Which body system is shown in the diagram?
(b) Name the main organ in the body system shown above.
(c) In which part of the body would you find the part labelled A?
(d) What is the main gas that is distributed by the system shown above?
(e) What is the main function of the part labelled B?

Study the Table below, then answer question 4.
Plant Type of Leaf Root System Number of
GeipTa 2
Coconut Straight/parallel 1
Pieo Peas Net veined Ta -----

4. (a) Complete the table above
(b) Two types of flowering plants are represented in the above table. To which type does
the mango belong?
(c) Which plant in the table above has the same root system as corn?!

The diagram below shows the life cycle of the housefly. Study it then answer question 5.

3------ K

5. (a) Name stages J and K of the life cycle above.


(b) State another name for the adult stage of the cycle.
(c) The housefly undergoes four stages in its life cycle. Name this type of metamorphosis.
(d) To which group of invertebrates does the housefly belong?

-~-~--- -- -e ~spp~8~a~s~Es -- ~(Bl(li~-~n~l~---n4~Rra~r~n- ---- -~r~--~ULI~P~nB~I~L~~rrBP~RUP-9~a~"l~B~L

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Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008

Test # 11: Paper 11
You wWl go through the responses to paper 1 Test 11, and then work Paper 11

3. The diagram below represents a system of the human body. Study it carefully then
answer question 3.

Responses to Paper 1
1. B
2. A
3. C .
i. D
. B
. C
. B
03. D

11. D
12. A
13. C -
14. D
15. D
16. A
17. D
18. C
19. C
20. C

21. C
22. B
23. D
24. A
25. B
26. C
27. A
28. A
29. D
30. B

31. A
32. D
33. D
34. C
35. B
36. C
37. A
38. B
39. C
40. D

This paper contains 6 questions. You are required to answer number 1 and any other 3.
o Be sure to answer fully the four questions
o Write your answer in the space provided
o Drawings and handwriting must be clear at all times.
oEach step of your work must be clearly shown
o If you have to erase, do so cleanly.
oLook over your work when you have finished.

Study the picture below then answer question 1.

1. (a) The instrument in the picture represent a

(b) It is used to measure

(c) The scale which is represented by the letter C is called

(d) The part marked A in the picture points out the path of
which is a good liquid to use in the instrument.

(e) Write the reading at B in the picture in OC.

Below is a Bar Chart showing the amount of fat in some foods. Study it carefully then
answer question 2.

frsht bird





Burger &

ear 'worm

2. (a) Which food has the most fat?


6. Study the pictures carefully and then answer question 6.

(a) What animal above breathes by gills and lungs?
(b) From the group of animals above, select the one which is warm blooded
(c) Name one invertebrate.
(d) What is one use of the earthworm?
(e) Give the specific name of one insect you know.

(b) Which food would most likely be part of a low fat diet?

(c) What percentage of fat is contained in stew fish?

(d) Which food has 30% fat?

End of Test. Hope you had an enjoyable Holiday.

SEnd of Test. Good luck.

(e) Seeta was told to eat viery little fat. Which of the food above should she eat?

ono O P 3nnf~

A amount of
Sfat (%)

Dholl &

GEMS 'Youth Theatre Wor kshop' resumes

back stage, front of house and ushering, are invited to attend. There is no fee for this workshop.
The last workshop, GEMS said in a release issued Thursday, was conducted from May to Sep-
tember of last year and attracted approximately 50 children. Four skits and one story-telling piece
were written by the children covering such themes as HIVIAIDS, cleanliness and waste disposal, do-
mestic abuse and trafficking in persons.
Resource persons included Russel Lancaster, Ruel Johnson, Ron Robinson, Francis Quamina Far-
rier, Henry Rodney, Daphne Rogers and Jennifer Thomals. Training was done in creative writing, act-
ing, directing, mime, voice and speech, story-telling, costume, stage, and properties management.
.The four skits that came out of the workshop were first performed at the Theatre Guild before
being presented at 15 different locations, and attracted students, young children, parents and even
The 15 performances were done on a daily basis, with three shows on each day of the weekend
from September 20 29. The other venues were North Ruimveldt Multilateral School; Diamond Com-
munity Centre; Bygeval-Mahaica Multilateral School; Ithaca Primary; Bushlot Secondary; Mahaicony
Secondary; Sophia Special School; Betervawagtiflg Community High; Critchlow Lab~our College; Wales
Community High; Uitvlugt Secondary; Parika-Salem Community High; and Bartica Secondary.
In December, a smaller section of the workshop, under the direction of.Gem Madhoo-Nascimento
,presented Christmas songs and a skit, 'The Power: of Hope', written by Nurriyah Gerrard, at the
David Rose School for Special children, The Joshua Home, and The St Johns Boys Orphanage.
They were accompanied on the guitar by Pahl Budnah. Other members of the team were
Keri and Teri Phang, Dexter Charles, Sean B-adnah, and James and Tahirih Gerrard.




The Govermnent of Guyana (GOG) signed a Loan C~oittract (l l 51I/SF-GY) with the Inter-American
Development Bank (ID)B). Parts of the proceeds of this Loan will be applied to the financing of the
implementation of thleiscal and Financial Managemeht Program.
The FFMP consists of three sub-components namely: :

9~ :

FLASH BACK: Participants of last year's workshop

The Easter play
From page XVI
Go tell his disciples and Peter. He is going ahead into -Galilee just as He told you." They
allsd th crns ls~ an e a dece madthei dwhaea me, Leah was very quiet, for she was
remembering how Jesus came down to earth so many years ago to die for her sins. If only she could
show him how grateful she was, she thought, she would give him everything. Now she understood
what her Sunday-school teacher meant when she said that she needed to ask Jesus to come into her
heart. She would even try to do better in school...
It was Tuesday morning and Leah felt extraordinarily happy today. She had woken up early, done
.her chores, and was the first to arrive in class. Today, the main subject of discussion was the~impor-
tance of Easter, and Miss Taylor had a very special prize for the student who equld spell the word
'resurrection' .
-ehwS teR -is O -e to shoer hand up into te ar
Was this the same Leah who never knew anything?
"And what is the meaning of the word resurrection, Leah?" asked Miss Taylor,
Leah proudly replied: "It means the rising of Christ from the grave. It means that Christians would
be given the hope of going to Heaven with him too."
As Leah walked forward to collect her prize of a silver chain, frorl which dangled a silver
cross, she knew that every time she wore it, she would remember their sacrifice that Jesus had
made for her, and the hope she had of living forever with him.

_ _I C _I_ I

The overriding ai 17 of the FFMP is to build e~ffectivt and sustainable executive and oversight
.capacities mn the Chtyvana Revenue Authority (GRA), thkc M~inistry o'~f Finance (MOF:), the National
Assembly (Econom~ic Services Commiittee (ESC) and Public Accounts Committees (PAZC) and the
Public Procurement Commission (PPC).

To this end thle FFMP hereby invites applicatiops fibm1 suitably qualified candidates for thle
follow-ing consultancy:

Short Term Consultancy Services for the provision of a Computerized Catalogued.
Automat-ion System in the Guv~ana Parliamentary Lihrary at the National Assembly


J University degree or equivalent Certification i cataloguing and L~ibrary
and Information Scie~nce
J Five years exctensive experience in the ekiablishmeml ofa catalogued compulterized~
databasre f~or libraries.
J Must be able to demonstrate exsperienced n the-nstallation and use of the CDS/ISIS
datalbase programme:
J Ability to train users onl the use of t~he sciftware
Scurriculum vitae cyV)
J Declaration of Nationality
J Professional Ref'erences

A detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy can be uplifted from the:
Confidential Secr~etarvi.~ ministrati ve Assistant,
Fiscal and Financial Maxgagiement Programme, P'ublic Buildings~,
Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetowin
TelephoneL No: 227-7026

Applications must be delivered in envelope to the tiglow~ing address and clearly marked in the upper~
leftl hand corner:

applicationn for ShourtTlermn C~onsulttancy Ser-dkes for the prov~ision-of a Compute~rized
Csataogiued Automat~ion Systeml in-the Gifya3nk Parliamnentary\ Library~ at the Natioal~l

A~pplicatlions shoruldi be addre~issedl to!:
~The Clerki of the National As~sembly andi depo,;sird in the Tendetrr Box at:
T~he P'arliament office.
Public Buildinlgs,
Brickdam1, Stabrock,
Ther closinKg dafe forr submrtissionr of 7k~nders~c is onr orr be~forec W :-dnesday, Ma~r~ch 16, 2008.

Procuirement Officer-
Fiscal and Financis al Mnagement Programtme

THE 'Yodth Theatre Workshop' started in 2007 byg GEMS Thteatre Productions, with CIDA
funding, resumed last Wednesday.
The group will now meet every Wednesday at the Theatre Guild. Playhouse from 15:45h; to 17:00h.
Children between the ages of 12 tol8 who are interested in; aspects-of drama, such as writing, acting

~Reforming tax policy and tax adninistration:
Strengthening public sector finabial management; and
Buildingauditing and fiduciary ~versigirt.



The G~uyana W~ater Inc-. (GW1t') invites intere~stei C'ontractor-s, preferably
residing within the areas identified below, to submit Quotations for- the
fo~llow~in$ Service:
Contract Services for the reading of water meters. The successful
bidders will be required to undertake the I-eading of meters in the
following areas

1. Esseacuibo Coast
2. Bartica
S3. West Dem~erara
4. East Bank Demerara
5. Gieorgetown
6. East CoastDemerrara
7. Linlden
8. West C~oast Berbice
9). New~ Amsterdam -
10. Corentimle, Berbice

A copy~ of' the Terms an'd Conditio~ns canl be uplifted fr-iom the respective
GW'I Dini~sional Offke; F-'riday 'viarch 14. 20)08, between 8:00h~rs to
15:00hr~s. All qluotations mnust be completed a~nd su'bmittedf to H~eadl of
Procutrement, Guyana Water Inc. 10 Fort Street, K~ingston,~ Georgetow~n, on
or before 14:00hts -.M9\arch? 2'8, 2008. For titrthei afor-itation contact the
Head of P~rocurement on tel phone number: 225-04 7 i .

Wa~terf is life! SravPse it!

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Sunday Chronicle Marett23, 2008

h II. ~IL-"U17~-" -~-I -~D -~ D--- -- L ~---s - L

old....that is my greatest wish at the moment. I hear that Scotiabank announced the sponsorship
of Caribana, so I am hoping they will consider sending a contingent of this year's Panorama
champions....yuhi could write dat -in de papers?....ah hope de boss-mari at Scotia read de ~Newsday
(laughs heartily as he proudly shows off a picture of his three grandsons. His fourth grandson, Hashim,
of whom he is very proud and who lives ivith him, has taken a liking to the steelpan).
7. Your favourite meal or disb/food?
A good chicken pelau with some callaloo, and a cold diet Sprite to wash it down.
8. Who were the people or person who influenced you the most to become the acknowl-
edged gredt pannist/arranger you are today?
Definitely my father who used to take me to various panyards and to play in competitions as a
youngster; once he realized that I had the talent.:. and of course, my mom, who I dearly loved... cher-
ash your mother you hear
9. What is your greatest accomplishment?


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fi 1 the
position of Senior Legal, Officer Legal Division withirr the
Secretariat of the Guya na Re~venue A authority.



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

A minimum of eight (8) years lega! practice. Must have a wide range of
knowledge pertaining to Custom., and Revenue/Tax Administration,
Must be able to prepare and review _raft legislation.


The Senior Legal Officer, Les al~ Divistorj, wi i be respon~sible fo-:

Overseeing the adrniniserative issle.: r of the~ D vision -:nd i
effectively managing
-Attend ing -ana l~ rme ri r nnt metings ;andr : untion)S aS thei head( _f
the Division:.
Identifying and propo!Ir legislative .hanges :9eeded to
properly ad minister the Anp f the Reve~nuLe Authority.
-. Defending the Authorityj ine ur:t.O
-Advising coricerned: stakes ;'ers within the Organisation dn the
4, ~ ~ inepealn xfteIci .. ax Casnom eAc a Regu 0 ons
Reviewing cases prepared! i; Legal Officers and/or Junior Legal
Officers before they procezld to defend the Authority in court.
-Reviewing existing legjisa ,ion of the authority to: ,assist
managemieh~t in T he propc; :i-ministration of the Tax fews, VAT
'and Custoritrs Laws and Rerl. .:.ions.

Applications witli detailetj CunjiL; e !ir! Vitae should be submitted ndt ~
Slater than~ 28"' March, 20t)86 tc, isl,a~:

The ~Corenl J6;usio-Gner-Gneal
Guyanac. - .l!irie AuthoritV
357J Larwaha, & East Streets
Emailcg ra @net~~fworksgy.corn

'dm -air~ 1 as lummlma~-le a su
800gSie in charge at the panyard
Winning the World Steelband Music Festival in 2000 wiith my composition and arrangement of 'In
the Rainforest'...I hope you have the CD. Also, being honoured by UTI: recently (proudly displays
photo and i'ertiFicate).
10. jEven though you won your 5th Panorama title this year, what was the feeling like when
you heard that you had won?
It is hard to explain the joyous feeling especially after the pain we a'll felt at last year's tough loss
when the bmtire pan fraternity thought that we should have won.
11. What is your most prized possession?
All these photographs on the walls you see: of all my family including my grandparents, my parents,
my children and grandchildren. I truly appreciate the mbthers of my children too.
12. What do most people NOT know about you?
That Barrington Levy, the Jamaican reggae star isf my first cousin (pointing to one .of the many
pictures on the wall). Also, that I am a good piano player
13. What, when, and where was your Orist paying job?

peAsma panbp aer wit the steelband, Crossfire, on Nepaul Street back in about 1965 ....50 cents,

14. Do yoix support the changing of the dates for Carnival and why?
I'd rather not touch that one.
S15. If you could dine with anyone in history, who would that be?
Nelson Mandela...that is a great man.
16. If you could hire any singer or band (other than Phase II) to per-form in your living
room, who would~you~pick?
Stevie Wonder doing 'Ebony and Ivory ', mytfavoulite noti-calypso, pan song.
17. What advice would~you give to young people?
Lov~e your own1 people and culture...we tend not to appreciate ours.
18. Who was your hero or idol growing up?
SIn pan, MrAnthony~Williamnsand in musit otherwise, Stevie Wonder
19. What would you say is your greatest virtue?
Helping people, aE virtue I learned from my mom whom I cherish and love so dearly.
20. What daily motto do you live by?
Take one day at time. (Reprintedfrom~i~nidad'Newsday)


e Gyana Dnefence Force' is currently recruiting su itably qualified civiliians to filltthe
vacancies for:

Applicants will be considered based on qualification and experience.
Interested persons are to sendl complete applications including~ curriculum vitae and twvo
ref'erenlcesto Thle Staff Officer O~ne G~eneral One, Defence Headqualrte-s~, Base C~amp
Ayanganna. Closillg dlate forl ap plic~at ions is Mlond ay: Mla Lch 31i, 20081.

- Page XXII

From page XH




Dr verS (trucks aird mhini buses)
Gjroundsman :

Page 7 & 22.p65

Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008

AS you may know, Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon afel
Spring Equinox (which is on March 20).
According to one subscriber who sent us this information, this dating system for Easter is
on the lunar calendar that the Hebrews used to determine the observation of Passover, which bes .
April 19 this year and ends on April 26, and why it tends to move around on our Roman calend .:
Based on the above findings, she said, Easter can actually come a day earlier (Marc:
but that is pretty rare, and that this year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see 1
rest of our lives.
According to calculations, only the most elderly among us woidd have ever experienced Eas
early, and those persons will have to be around 95 years of age oriolder. As a matter of fact, nor
has, or will ever, see it a day earlier! Here's why:
The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be in 2228, which is 220 years fror
The last time it was this early was in 1913.
The next time it will be a day earlier (March 22) will be in 2285, which is 277.yeal
now. The last time Easter fell on March 22 was 1818.

Office of the Regional Deniocratic Counc

Region #10:
19 Republic Avenue,

Mackenzie, Linde~n.

Invitation To Tender

Contractors whlo have beent pre-qualified by the Regional Tender Board of Re,
#10 (Ujpper Demeralr~a/erbice) for 2008 are mysited ttapuirchase Bid Document,
works to be done in the following~ categories:

Category I Buildings


E expression s of In terest

The Govrnlr~ ment of~ the CooFperatc Iive Rublic of Gueana~l intends to linanlce engineercingp and
consulting services underI the GEF: Conservancy Adlaptation Prorject to be funded under a trust
fiutndfrom the G/obl~nh~vinmmelnlta/Fa~icilirvrE) (CLL;
T'he objective of the Conservasncy: Adaptation, Pro.ect! is to he~lp thle Gov,\e~lrnment, of Giuy~ana
(GO)G to adapt to global climatle changes by reducing th7e country's v~ulnerability to catastrophes
floodling. Spec~if~ic project objiectivecs include: a) increasingc the drai nage re lie feapaci iy oft he Eatst
DemeLrara Water Conuservancy (EDWC1'(); b) suI.w.11:1.0.; the G:overnlment odf Giuvna7's
understanding of the: ED)WC system and coastal plain drainagfe regimes; c) identifying key i
drainage regim~es for fEl~low-on interven~tionl; d) de~veloping and operationalizingr anl emergency
flood contingency plan: aind e) executing hands-on tr-aining proigrami to tranaferl techlnology
developedf with~ the create ion ofa regional digi tal elevation and hydiro logic flow mlodels.

Specific services will include:
Data acquisit-ion, aerial photography. andt thce acqu~isition and prodtuction of a LIDAR
derived high resolutioncigiti(al elevationmIodel ofcoastai regions of~juyana.
Gieodeic: surveying with GPtS equipment and inscallation ofbenchmatrks.
Hy~draulicmIlodeling~ofthle EDWEC for optimization ofinternal flow dynlamics.

Coastal lowlands drainage and flood control analysis and modeling platforml.
Engine~ering Jewis.-i n~f ab ildr.inl:1. wLvrorks.
Design of data collection andi installation of hydrologic monitoring equllipment .
Training anld support to the Gjovernment of Giuyana in the ulse and analysis of DEM
dleri ved dat-a fo~r water management, flo~od control and general land plannnllg.

Activities under this project are expected to be completed over a 2 year period atnd the contractor
is expected to supply all necessary equipment~l to comrplete the studies.
Thle G~overnmenrt of' theL Coop~erartiver Repubhlic of' G'uyana now invites eligible consultants to
indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants mu11st provide information
indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar
assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
Consultants mnay associate to enhance their qualifications.
Consultants will be selected inl accordance with the procedures set out in the World Banlk's
Gu7 eisd dSeltencbeo m9p7 m ofosIns HoldIakBresJanuary 19 n a 02
Interested consultants may obtain Olrther information at the address below on any business day
from 8:00 am to 4:30 pmn: Algricultulre Sector Dlevelopment Unlit [ASD)U]. Ministry of
Agriculture. Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgretown1. Gjuyana, Telephone: 592-227-
3752, Fax:592-225- 93612. Email: asdumoa~j~yahoo.com
Exprlessions of interest must be delivered to the address below by May 16, 2?008:
D~r. Dindyal P'ermau~l, Permanent Secretary, Ministry- ofAgriculture. Regenlt Strecet and
Vhissengenl Road, Georgetown,~n Guy~ana. Telephone: 592-227-5527, Fax: 592-227-3638.

Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008


'Tender document may be uplifted from
Regional ALccounts D~epartment.
Republic venue,LIinden fromn Marchl
2008 for-non-refimdable fees as follow
Category 1-S1,500)
T`he fol owvi ng rcq uirements munst he nr

Tenlders mnust be adldres
Reg~ionaidiender Boardl
:iRegion #10

: Tenderers are to submit .
their tender~s Certificate
Compliance issued by-
C~ommissioner of IRD
General Manager N~ IS.
SThe work tendered for nul
be clearly marked at th: r
right hand corner of I
STo nderers or ches
representatives may bl
present at the opening o~f the
tenders on April 2 2008
wyhen tender closes and
opens at 9:00 am when
tender closes.
J The Tender Boardr is not
bound to accept thef lowecst
tender and retainls the right to
reject any tender w~ithoCut
assigning reason.

Henr~y Roudney(Mr.)
Regional Executive Officer'
Regione #10

I. Extension of Aeldia'ss Ward
Nursery School -Mackenzie.
2. Extension of Kw:akwani
Secondary Sch~ool- Herbice Riiver.
3.Rehabilitation ojf~iaooka A~nnex
(Nurses Hostel)-Watooka,
4. Reh-abilitationu & Extensionl of
Agriculture O~ffice Building-
Christazinburg. Wismalr

Category 2 Roads

5.Rehabhilitation of' South Amelia's
Wardr~ccess Road Linden
ni ehabi litation of` Bluet Berry H-ill
Access (? Teacher s
Compound)Road - Wisniar
7. Rehabilitation of St Aidans
School Access B/Be~rry Hill Road
Wismar .
8. Rehabilitation of Riverside Drive
Watooka Road Mackenzie
9). Continued Rehabilitation of
Cind er ella City Ro ad -
Amelia's Waird
10. Rehabilitation of Republic Ae.
Main ((Mackenzie Band Stand)
11. Rehabilitation of Access Road
Wismar Christainburg Sec.
School .
12. Rehabilitation of 2"'' Street Silver

13. I ean10ia -io of" Street faflf
Mile Roadi-Wismar
14. Rehabilitation of C'anv;as C'ity
Nursery Schlool Access Rodi-
I S. Rehabilitation of'Wisroc: Junction
pha~l~~ 2 Road Surface Wismar
16i. Rehabilitation of` Constabulary
Compound Access Road-

3/22/2008, 1:43 PM


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Trenton Johnson
Kwalwani Utilities Inc.
Mr. Abzal Khan
Smile of a child Daycare
Linden Academy
Linden Care Foundation
Mool Persaud Maniram
Linden School of Excellence
Cheryl Richards
Anita Payne
Harris Medi Mart
Mohamed Zalim Yassin
Crabwood Creek Water Users Assoc.
Wayman Ross
Rock Hamilton
Yuvendra Singh
Carmaleta Thomas
Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Inc.
Mahadeo Singh
Loris Granville
Upper Berbice Forest Producers Assoc.
Chen Bai Kun
Methodist Church-Essequibo Circuit
Mohamed S. Harry
Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland Rose
Dharry Tulshi
Abbisham Boodhoo
William A. Lord
Dasrath Persaud
Farouk K~han
Shaffeeulah Sawmills
Hadit Persaud
Berbice Motor Supplies
Gajadhar Singh
St. John's Ambulance Brigade Mackenzie
Greater Mackenzie Y.M.C.A.
Mohamed Insanally
Ramanand Singh
Zaladin Industrial & Comm. Trade
Baijnauth & Sons Ltd
Skeldon Cane Farmers Marketing Co-op
Mohamed Haniff Amin.
Skeldon Factory Workers Co-op Society
Fruits of Calvary Assemblies of God
R. Benjamin and Sons
A.H.&.L. Kissoon Limited
Samuel Alexander Huges
Mohabir B. Sukhpaul
Roopchand Gobin
Azeez Seepersaud Ak Ronald Persaud
Lim Kang Restaurant Bemard Young
Bemnard Young
Parmanand Bipat
Shamshudin Hack & Jagranie Rentahal
M.B. Dudnauth
Colin Tudor
Philip Arokium


Rub Emerson
Church of the Ascession
Gordon Vandenburg
Ahamad All & Sons .
Evil Eyes Video and Music Centre
Albert Subhan
Vincent Persaud
Navim Brijbassi
Wisroc Revival Centre
Guyana Benedictimes
Amazon Security & Investigation
Zailoon Bacchus
Basil Jaipaul
Guygo Service Station
Albert De Nobrega
Abdul Shadeed M~ajid
Everett Harewood
James Ross
Gordon Peters
Golden Fleece Rice Investment
Ganesh Singh & Bros. Logging
Rishilakram Gamandie
Boskalis International B.V.
Satar Mohamed
Dr. P. Sattaur
Dr. R.O. Mohabir
Narinedatt Sooknanan
Kresent Foods Co-op Inc
Walter Theophilus Melville
Dh~ansar Singh Ramnarace
Garfield Shepherd
N &( M Trucking Service & Auto Sales
Daniel Hercules Paddy
George La Rose
Nandram Persaud
Richard Bhola
Cyril Downer
R. Singh and Sons.Auto Sales
Permaul Armogan
Barakat Timbers and ~Trading Company
Roy Hanoman
Nuri Shalaan
Rajendra Temaul
Albert Joseph -
Patrick Fung-Fook
Basdeo Mamman and Company
R.L. Kishun
Jevon Leacock
R. Singh and Sons Limited
William Leung
Yvonne Dey
Mohamed Rslm:3nallhl Khan
R.L. Kishun Contracting and Extraction
Guyana Rice Development Board
Rafeek Khan
Permaul Armogan
Richard's Cheap Corner
Chetram Mahabir


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Sheik MW.K. Salimohamed
Andrine Roberts
P Jagmohan & Sons Service Station
SLyndill Furniture Store
Vidyawatie Budhe Jones
Anetha Bourne Inniss
Robindra Persaud Sookraj
Devindra Sookraj
Zen's Plaza
Amna lbrahim
Bibi Sheroon Ali
Ronda E. Jackman Blair
Carlton Vincent Clement Dundas
Rohan Chandan
Sukpaul's Shell Service Station
Marcell Goodchild
Krishnand Jaichand
Necolit George
James Fraser
Faheeda Reaizul
Compton Figueira
Nalene Shenesa Lall
Naeem Ahamad & J.R. Amin Service
Lawrence Lawrie
Angela W~illiams
Sita Gurrari
Ronell Jagroo
Su Huanchang
BWIA Subway Bar
S.S Harris Grocery and Variety Shop
Fazal's Fast Food
Samaroo's Investment
Talish Parsotam
Claudette Singh
Mohamed Hasim & Sons
Celine Marrie Harrop
Rajesh Sammy Ramsammy
David Y.R. Subnauth
Loretta M. Durga
P". L Sutherland
Robindranauth Prasad
Jawahisdal Seelall
Maurice jaljdm -
Su Je Heng
Saii n Saul
Chiina Mlanufacturing Industrial
Daveanand Pooran
Mohamed Latif Enterprise
Chetram Mahabir
Janice Marcia Mc Lean
Mark Mc Lean
Lalchand Deokaran
Mohamed Ranzanath Khan
Gangadee Ramderie
Seerominie Chandradat
Su Yu Hui
Gerard Isaacs

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By Fr-:. Harrison
Religious affair's reporter, BBC News

Health officials in the Philippines have :','d a warning to people taking part in Easter
crucifixion rituals.
They have urged them to get tetanus ~. .iinatio~ns before they flagellate themselves and are
nailed to crosses, and to practise good hyg ...:
On Good Friday, dozens of very devo ~ .hoIc in the Philippines re-enact the crucifixion of
Jesus Christ.
It is something that has become a hug tourist attraction, although the Church frowns on the
The health department
has strongly advised' peni-
tents to check the condition
of the whips they plan to
214 use to lash their backs, th
;~~~C .) ~ Manila Times newspaper
i f~L ,'I ~They want people t
.I have what they call "wei
.I.. maintainede" whips.
of~ In the hot and dusty r
I~C~~C~l ~di~; mosphere, officials wat
4' . .~ using unhygienic whips
I n',make deep cuts in the bo.
;( ry could lead to tetanus al
y other infections.
- And they advise tl
A familiar sight at Easter in the Philippines. the nails used to fix peoy
to crosses must be propel
disinfected first. Often people soak the nails in alcohol throughout the year.
Every Good Friday, in towns across the Philippines, people atone for sins or give thanks i
an answered prayer by re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Giving thanks
In the northern city of San Fernando alone, there will be three separate improvised Golgotha.
the biblical name for the hill where Jesus was crucified.
Four people there have pledged to have their feet and hands nailed to wooden crosses, whi
others will flog themselves while walking barefoot through villages.
Sometimes people repeat the penance year after year, like the fish vendor who will be nail<
to the cross for the 15th and last time on Friday to give thanks for his mother's recovery fro
With long hair and a beard, wearing sandals and a crown of thorns, hie is tied with cloth to ti
cross but also has nails driven through the flesh of his hands and feet, avoiding the bones.

C~arifesta X will be held in Guyanl iirom FridayI August 22, 2()08 to Sunday
August 31,2008.
The Visual Arts Committee invit. ritistes, Photographers anld other person
who are desirous ofparticipating in i:. event to register with the Secretariat.

Registration forms can be uplifted fr-om ~the Car-ifesta Secretariat, 91 Middic
Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown. Completed forms are to be returned
to th e S ecretari at or e-mai led to carifestalguyana..~:!!gi ailcoln by April 3 0,

Visual Arts Sub C~ommittee
Canifesta Secretariat



Thte Stafft Officer One G;ener~al One, Dcfence Headquarafter-s, Base C`amp Ayanganna.

Closing date for applications is F~riday M~arch 28, 2008.

GuyL ,i Defence Force

Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008

Page XXV

The Giuyana Defecncej Force is curr~lently' recruiting a su~itable qlua
vacancy for:

ied civilian to, 1111 the

rclrulum vitae and two

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.pplii ll nl ust have:

Certification in spot~~s:1dllonn-l .1~ [nuni~ : recogni
At least five (5) years exiperience in, the reclatedc field

Initerested persons are tosnd completet apli ca' C !~'li;tioni. n~cludling

3/22/2008, 2:35 PM

Aries: March 21 April 19 -- It's one thing to keep your hopes high-
it's quite another to be in complete denial as to what your real chances
for success are. Be realistic, today. You are doing yourself no good by
ignoring the facts that are confronting you. Face them head on;.d o
see they are not as bad as you fear. Renewal is in the air rig_~ Ioli', a
97 if you can just hold on and stay motivated long enough, you vWill be able
to enjoy a change of tides. This new tide will sweep in a much happ.e
era in your life.
Taurus: April 20 May 20 -- Hold onto your dreams and don't ler
go! You can't let anyone tell you that what you want won't ever; happen~.
You have the passionate determination you need to make anythingihap-
pen, and you don't need naysayers bringing you down right now. Stand
FTfirm. You want what you want, so give it everything you've got. Even if
it looks hopeless, as long as you have hope in your heart, hope s'v~ -
vives! You have a vision of what you want the next year of youlr life to
be. Go out and make it happen.
Gemini: May 21 june 21 -- Today you will finally have the -ime you 1
;h~' need to fully explore your feelings about someone. They've been send-
~Iing you mixed signals, which has understandably frustrated and con-
!! fused you. So it's a good thing you'll have some free time today to ponder
i1L just what the heck is going on here! Make this the last time' you put
Your life on hold to deal with this person they've created enough con-
fusion already. Decide what you. want to do about the situation. Then
don't give it any more thought.
Cancer: 3une 22 July 22 -- Flipping a coin isn't the most sophisti-
Icated way of making a decision, but you've got to admit: It gets the
job done. So if you are in an indecisive rrfood right now, grab a quarter
'.(or a penny or a dime) and let it make the choice for you! When you're
so tied up with trying to see all sides of things, you could let the oppor-
tunity pass you by entirely. Sometimes, it's best just to -make a choice
and go with it. There is no 'right' way there's just the way you have

Leo: July 23 August 22 -- There are people who are planning some-
thing that you need to know about. It could be a party, it could be a
ca per, it could be a coup!. Whatever it is, it is sure to go a lot better if
you are involved. So watch out for plotters. Insinuate yourself into the
situation. Wherever they are closed doors, knock. Whenever anyone's
whispering, ask them what they're talking about. These folks will be won-
dering why they didn't come to you in the first place,
Vro: Agus b3 t-oSaenezmbter 2u2n- et muhthsound imhpos ible, ab
intuition you need to do just that, today. So when your heart senses
that someone is being less than up front with you, follow your suspi-
dcon. You will soon see why you were so certain that you needed some
time away from them. Or when your boss or another authority figure
Sends you a particularly complimentary email, believe your hunch that
says big changes are coming for your career,

bu siep anmteeir23usi es isotseirh busiro ss Soo kebp u n sne ot
of what's going on in other people's lives, or else you will get an earful
from someone who feels like their privacy is being invaded and their
actions judged. Stay focused on your own path. Keep your eyes straight
ahead, and your feet pointed forward. Just keep marching along your
own path. There's nothing to see here. Even if there is, you need to
stay out of it.
Scorpio: October 23 November 21 -- No matter how intense your
Emotions are, you can handle them! Do not be afraid of v\ihat your heart
is feeling or fearing. Your own inner strength will enable you to step
forward. Accept the challenge: It's time to be brutally honest with some-
w one you love. Whd? Wh yourself, silly bear. You can't hide from the
I; truth b iut how you' e feer a .rwhhat you wnt.oYoru hav to e bra e
people you love. They will stipport you.
Sagittarius: November 22 December 21 -- Nor. matter how intense
you~r emotions are, you can handle them! Do not be afraid of what your
hert is; feeling or fearing. Your own inner~ strength will enable you to
step forward. Accept the challenge: It's time to be brutally honest with
someone you love. Who? Why, yourself, silly bear. You can't hide from
the truth about how you're feeling or whatiyou want. You have to em-
brace your feelings and mov~e forward. Shire what you're feeling with
the people you love. They will support you.
Capricorn: December 22 January 19 -- Are you feeling like you're
stuck in a rut?! Don't look to other people to dig you out! You have all
the power and determination you need to dig yourself out! Remember:
If you aim unrealistically high, you will only give yourself an excuse not
b~" to try. Keep yourdy goals more realistic right now, and you'll find yourself
muchI more eager to pursue them. You need to motivate yourself, cre-
atively. -Give yourself a special treat for every mountain you climb, to-

Aquarius:. January 20 February 18 -- Ybu're an open person most
of the thye. You have nothing to' hde, SO why should you waste time
.*covering things up? This may, be true, but today you should guard your
rlvacy at all costs. Certain p~pi pr~cy~ipglto find out what you're up
to, and their motivation cou~l l~~ealousy.7 'eyy could also just be look-
ing fojr fodder for gossip and they could easily twist the situation to
Smake you look less than stellar. Tell anyone woasks you what you
a re darng to mind their own business. They don't need to know.
Pisces: -February 19 March 20 -- You'll have a fuzzy view of an
issue today, but that might be for the best. Too many factors are yet to
be determined. There is no point in pushing people to give you the in-
formation you are seeking, because aggressive energy will only push
them away further. Instead, distract yourself with some fun errands
You've been meaning to get around to. Go shopping, see a new movie,
'or just watch one of your favorite movies. Keep yourself busy until
Things are clearer.

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It'S a Nai've Domestic

Burgundy, Without Any
Breeding; But I Think You'll

be Amused by its

JAMES THURBER (1894-1961) Men, Women and
Dogs. Cartoon Caption

terfowl, as it is an excellent swimmer, even when the wa-
ter temperature is below zero. In fact, fishermen have
used it to carry messages between ships!
There are other breeds of dogs which take their names
from places where they have originated. Still in North
America, but at the opposite extreme both location and
size, we find the Chihuahua. Chihuahua is in Mexico, in
the far south-west corner of North America. The dogs,
which originally came form Chihuahua, are so tiny that
one can fit into a large pocket! They have bright eyes
and smooth short coats, which make them look even thin-
ner. They have a high-pitched bark, but many people like
to have them as pets because they are intelligent, quick
to learn, and fearless for their size.

What to do: Note the many details the passage con-
tains. Observe clarity of expression, and the linking of

Punctuation: Revision Exercises
Read the following sentences and listen carefully to
what happens to your voice. Then write out each sen-
tence, using the end marks that you think the author in-
tended. Observe how each utterance builds up some as-
pect of the story.
1. When they speak, they worry about periods, and
exclamation marks

2. When they write, however, they .find it difficult to
know where to put a suitable end mark

3. Do you experience the same difficulty

4. You can say that again

5. Speaking seems to be so much easier than writing,
don't you think

6. Yes, but writing is more permanent than speaking

7. So they didn't know. They constantly used com-
pact discs to communicate with friends and family over-

8. Compact discs

9. Didn't you expect to hear that about some people

10. No, I merely was referring to the risk it takes

11. Which is better: to hear your people speak or not
to hear from them at all

12. I prefer to hear a good bit of communication ev-
ery now and then I get much more of the feeling than
when I read it

13. Well, then, should persons give up trying to write

14. Now, that's what I call an idea

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Sunday Chronicle March 23, 2008

Hello students,
At this time you must be highly specific about exami-
ion issues, concerns or tasks. Get stronger by doing
~rk on your own; but make manageable routines. Set
urself tasks like making a revision card on topic 'X',
d testing yourself on it during the next 30 minutes or
Then lightly relax with some cold drink before you
ten to a CD on the next topic 'Y'. Adjust your activi-
s; avoid stress and anxiety. Do enjoy this issue.
Love you.

The Passages
Read the two passages below and note their specific

A Tough Mind
Let us consider, first, the need for a tough mind, char-
_terized by incisive thinking, realistic appraisal, and de-
sive judgment. The tough mmnd is sharp and penetrat-
:g, breaking through the crust of legends and myths and
fting the true from the false. The tough-minded indi-
idual is astute and discerning. He has a strong austere
~ality that makes for firmness of purpose and solidness
i` comnutment.

Who doubts that this toughness of mind is one of man's
greatest needs? Rarely do we find men who willingly en-
gage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost univer-
sal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Noth-
ing pains more people more than having to think.

B. My Family
....Apart from his mother and his birds I had discov-
ered that Kralsfsky had one great interest in life, and that
was an entirely imagmnary world he had evoked in his
mind, a world in which rich and strange adventures were
always happening, adventures in which there were only
two major characters: himself (as hero) and a member
of the opposite sex who was generally known as a Lady.
Finding that I appeared to believe the anecdotes he re-
lated to me, he got bolder and bolder, and day by day
allowed me to enter a little further into his private para-
dise. It all started one morning when we were having a
break for coffee and biscuits. The conversation some-
how got on to dogs, and I confessed to an overwhelm-
ing desire to possess a bulldog creatures that I found
quite irresistibly ugly.
'By Jove, yes! Bulldogs!" said Kralsfsky. "Fine
beasts, trustworthy and brave. One cannot say the same
of bullterriers, unfortunately."
He sipped his coffee and glanced at me shyly; I
sensed that I was expected to draw him out, so I asked
why he thought bull-terriers particularly untrustworthy.
"Treacherous!" he explained, wiping his mouth,
"Most treacherous."
He leaned back in his chair, closed his eyes, and placed
the tips of his fingers together, as if praying.
"I recall that once many years ago when I was
in England I was instrumental in saving a lady's
life. ......"
He opened his eyes and peered at me; seeing that
I was all attention, he closed them again and continued:
"It was a fine morning in spring,....."

What to do
1. Read each passage many times to get a good un-
derstanding of what each is saying and how the points
are expressed.
2. Note the many details each contains. Look at clarity
of expression, and how topics are linked. Also look at
word usage and economy of words.

How is your writing at this time?
Have a good analysis of your own composition writ-
ing. Note well whatever aspects) you need to improve

on and endeavour to improve now. Should you think that
the punctuation of dialogue is one aspect, then show ac-
tive interest in the second passage above. Using dialogue
makes writing interesting, but there are those who see
its usage very challenging. Important to note: The use
of dialogue helps build up character, setting, and conflict
in a story.

The Argument
A great writer, R. L. Stevenson, once said that an ar-
gument has to hold the reader's attention just like the ac-
tion that holds the attention of onlookers at a juggling ex-
hibition. The manipulations on either side or the arguments
if for an instant is overlooked become a sacrifice. The
manipulations must be precise. The writer must use a
pattern of expression, which is pleasing to the ear, and
which is addressed throughout to logic. The fabric of
argument must be neatly woven. The words and phrases
chosen must be precisely what the writer wanted to so-
lidify and maintain his/her argument. If there is a knot
in the fabric grain, then it must be deliberate and aimed
to the forwarding and illuminating of the argument. Fail~
ure in this is failure in the game.
Here is a first-person account which was put together
by a young writer. Read it. See whether you can
recognize the use of R. L. Stevenson's advice above and
the teacher's advice below.
The other day Miss Askew asked if we ever stopped
to think about money. Everyone in the class immediately
began to think about money, and the subject eventually
narrowed down to the United States coin with the least
value the penny. Then someone wondered aloud what
a penny would buy, but when the class suggested bubble
gum, Miss Askew surprisingly enough looked interested.
"All right, girls and boys," she said. "Let's write about
bubble gum."
We were all digging for pens and pencils when Miss
Askew stopped us. "Why!" she exclaimed. "You're not
ready to write about bubble gum. You haven't enough
thought to the subject."
"Thought to the subject?" said a voice from the back
of the room. "You don't have to think before you write
about bubble gum. You must go ahead and write about
"Oh, no," said Miss Askew. "You have to think what-
ever you write, no matter, what the subject is. What is
your attitude toward bubble gum? Are you for it or
against it? Your answer to this question will make a dif-
ference in what you say and in the words you use. And
what about the words you plan to use? Why don't we
work together on a list of words that you might use in
writing about bubble gum? Then you can draw from this
list as you write just as you might draw money out of
a bank. As a matter of fact, let us call our list a word

NOTE: That is exactly what you have to do when you
are preparing to write an argument. You need to do two
jobs: get to know the topic and decide on an attitude to-
ward the topic.

Good Reading: Are dog conscious?
Some breeds of dogs, like the Newfoundland and the
Labrador, are named after parts of Canada. Of these two
dogs, the Newfoundland is bigger so big that a boy can
ride on its back! It is also big enough to rescue people
from drowning, especially as its webbed feet help it to
swim well. Its shaggy coat is almost always black.
The Labrador is also a good dog, although not as big
as the huge Newfoundland. It can also be black, but some
Labradors are a beautiful brown colour. Whatever the
colour, the coat is smooth. It has a tail like an otter, thick
at the base and covered with long hair. Because it is an
intelligent dog, it is still used for hunting, especially to find
and retrieve game. It is particularly good to fetching wa~

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HA~PPY first w\edding ainnive~rsary~ greetings to F~ra and Saudiia~ Mhamed c~
of Enterprise. Ea;st CoaSt Demerara, from y'our lovinge parents, grandpalenots.
siblings. mn-law~s andi the retst of the famlnily. Mlat Allah grant you long life, to-
getherness. and may all y our wishes come true. Low~ Yol~u!


Cookery Corner

L< Welcome to the 4(96L"edition of
Champion Cookery Corner", a
~weekly feature giving recipes and
tipsis on cooking in Guyana.

S~weet Easter Quaicki BEread

into a talntalizing piece. It tastes ev~en morer ex-celle~nt serve~Ld warmn witlthbutter or cheese,

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$ From the Staff of


S126 Carmichael Street.
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Fax: (592) 227-4164.

2 (12 oun~ce) bottles beer
2 pounds dark brown sugar
i/r cup butter or margarine
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
9 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Chtampiont BakingS Pode~r
3 cups raisins
3 cups candied mixed fruit
Preheat oven to 3.50 degrees F; (175
degrees C'). Grease 4 9x5 inch lolf

In a large saucepan, combine beer, sugar and butter over
medium--low heat. When the ingredients meclt into each
other remove from the stove top and let cool.
When the mnixture is cool, mix in beaten egrgs and vanilla
Inl a large bowl, combine flour, Chamnpiont Baking: Powder~,
raisins anld mixed fruits. Stir beer mixture slowly into thle
dry mixture, incorporating and mixing as you go. Pour-
mixture into the prepared loafpans.
Bakte in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for
90 minutes.

1 cup sweet butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
V'2 cup orange julice
1 tablespoon whiskey
I teaspoon Chamtrpion Bak-ing Powdr r
8 cups flour
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.
Sto~re co(okies in anl airright continellrl at
r~oom t'mperature.

in1 a large bowl, creamy butter. Add in shortening
and oil anld beat on mIedium speed until fluffy.
Add sugar and beat for about 10 minutes. Acdd
eggs and beat well. Add vanilla, orange juice and
whiskey, and beat until well combined. In a
separate bowl, sift together baking powder and
flour. Gradually stir in thle four mixture to the
batter. I Knead thle dough well. Pinch off about a
small piece of dough, a couple tablespoons worth.
On a floured surface, roll tough into a 5-inch long
and !/2 thick rope. Shape rope into a circle, an "S"'
shape, a ribbon, twists, whatever you desire. On a
greased cookie sheet, place cookies I inch apart.
Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until golden brown~.
Cool completely on a rack.


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Ma~y the glory ofthe Lor~d's
M~iralr aestngthen our Faith

and trnew our Hjope.

WishingQ al Guyanese
a B~lessd Ea7sterI

F-r /. od so loved the world, that He
! wve His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall
ot perish, but have eternal Ilfe.
John 3:16:

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Natalie Jamieson Newsbeat entertainment reporter

It's not revery day you get to travel to Paris, one of the w orld's most romantic cities, to meet
one of the world's sexiest men. W~entworth Earl lbliller Ill has been stlaying in the swanky
George V hotel in the heart of Paris, where fans have been camping out to try and get a
glimpr nf him.
Pi k costs 1.5m per episode, attracting between eight and nine million viewers pet
show in the states. In the UK it has a cult following on Sky One, and it is -a big hit in Europe too,
hence Miller's visit to Paris. At the end of series three his character Michael Schofietld broke out of`
jail for a second time.
But he says in the next season of the hit drama, w e 11 see a different ,ide to him.
He said: "Michael at this point is making a very dark, rurn now,\ that ccon-screen girlinend,
Sara's dead. "'I think the question of how far sicrom~ the I~ne a good man can go before )iou can no
longer call him good. is one that 'm looking forward to answering "
Interesting fan mail A~s werll as. the fans hanging round the borel entrance, the 35-y ear-old ztar
says he gets bags and bag,: of letters and g ain from those w he idollse him
He added: 'It'r tery ceet to open up a personalised CD, or I happen to mention Oreo cook-
ies in one interview and then I get a whole bag full."
As well as the mail from kids, girls and fans of the showc. Went~orth said he also~ gets letters
from real inmates from time to time. He and lus co- star: hater signed contracts for zci en seasons of
Prison Break. but Wenltworh hopes it doesn't run for that iong.
He said: "CI'm all for pulling the plug on our terms, you know, before someone else
does it for us."

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OSCAR-winning actress. Halle Berry has named her newborn daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry,
her publicist has revealed. Berry, 41, gave birth to Nahla, her first child, on Sunday. Berry
met the child's father, Gabriel Aubry, a 32-year-old model, while filming a Versace com-
mercial in Los Angeles two years ago.
Last year, Berry said that playing a parent in her last film, 'Things We Lost In the
Fire', had convinced her to become a mother. Speaking at the UK premiere of the film in
October, she said: "I knew from playing a mother in this movie... that I was meant to be a
mother." Berry has appeared in a number of blockbuster films, including 'X-Men' and 'Cat-
woman', and won the best actress Oscar in 2002 for 'Monster's Ball'.





ENID Blyton's Famous Five
are returning to TV screens
in a new animated series -
with an updated 21st Century
Famous Five: On the Case
features the children of the origi-
nal ginger beer-loving adventur-
ers and their dog, Timmy.
But the Famous Five's off-
spring are now multicultural;
their enemies include a DVD
bootlegger and they sport mod-
ern gadgets like iPods and mo-
bile phones.
The new series launches on
5 May on the Disney Channel.
The .first Famous Five
book, Five on a T~reasure Island,
was published in 1942 and the
series is considered a children's
Contemporary twist
Producers say the animated
tales remain faithful to the

themes of storytelling, mystery
and adventure central to the
original books but add a contem-
porary twist.
They feature 12-year-old
Anglo-Indian Jo, short for Jyoti
- a Hindu world meaning light -
who, like her mother George, is
a tomboy and the group's team
Other characters include
Allie, a 12-year-old Califor-
nian "shopaholic" who enjoys
going out and getting
"glammed up" but is packed
off to the British countryside
to live with her cousins.
Her mother was Anne in the
Famous Five, a reluctant adven-
turer who has now become a
successful art dealer.
The team is completed by
adventure junkie Max, who is
Julialn's 13-year-old son; Dylan,
the 11-year-old son of Dick,

and dog Timmy.
The animated series was
given the seal of approval by
Blyton's eldest daughter, Gillian
Baverstock, before she died at
the age of 76 last year.
"We tried to imagine where
the original Famous Five would
go in their lives," Jeff Norton
from Chorion, which owns the
rights to Blyton's books, told
the Press Association.
"Because George was such
an intrepid explorer in the origi-
nal novels, we thought it would
be only natural that she travelled
to India, to the Himalayas,
where she fell in love with
Rarvvi. That's the back story (to
"'We spoke to Enid
Blyton's daughter and she
thought her mother would
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The state of Guyana's
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Rethinking the fish market
The commercial fishing industry in Guyana has traditionally been perceived stigmatically, at
least in social terms. We speak of raucous behaviour as being fit only for a fish market, or
typical of a fish vendor. The fisherman is usually represented as the stock representation of
the uneducated, poor and socially backward. Indeed, one of the 'C'oals of fishery
management' in the Draft Fisheries Mlanagement Plan 2007-2011 is "To promote the image
of fishing as an occupation that is socially desirable and financially rewarding."
it probably time we collectively reexamine this stereotype. From a fledgling
industry started half a century ago, fishing has surpassed the once powerful rice in export
earnings in recent times. The fishing industry has contributed an average of US $53 million
to Guyana's GDP over the past few years and directly employs some 1 2,000 people.
As the country seeks to diversify its range of economic activity, the fishery sector
has the capacity for exponential growth. Unfortunately, it also has the capacity for
enormous failure. Investing time, energy and resources into developing Guyana's fishing
industry is as Cbig a gamble as fishing itself. It is casting a net, a line into a future as murky
and rich with possibilities as the ocean itself.
This inaugural edition of the GCER focuses on some of the issues facing the
industry today at the national level, with a look at the industrial marine fishing industry and a
glance at the fledgling aquaculture sector. Our next issue will be largely on the artisanal
fishing both at sea and inland. Yet two, or even four, issues are not enough to provide any
comprehensive analysis or even illustration of this sector. They are a start however.
While GCER plans to examine a broad range of economic activity over the lifespan
of this publication, the fishing industry is one that is at such a critical state of development as
to warrant continual analysis and examination.


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Dear Readers,
I am privileged to officially launch this inaugural
issue of the G'CER. This initiative by Gruyana
National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) is one that
has been long in the planning.
As a state-owned company, GNNL has
a mandate to deliver quality reportage and
analysis to the people of Guyana, in any sphere of

activity s oci l p litical, cultu a n c n m c

Daily Chronic~le and the Sundlay Chronicle, this
ha or do'lahige pasd ebn mor incdna news
era to continue to do so, particular from the
perspective of national newspaper,
With regard to economic activity, we
live in particularly interesting times. From the
national imperative to diversify, our economy, to
our regional alliances (most notably the CSME),
to the looming global crises in terms of trading
relationships among nations, rising food prices
and th~e search for alternative energy, there is a
great deal of information that needs parsing and
ana ysis. This is what theReviewf intends to do.
For the upcoming months, the GCER
has a wide range of topics to cover and GjNNLwill
be working with all stakeholders involved in order
to bring a fair and in-depth analysis of what is
taki ng place in the economic sphere locally
This publication is part of several
initiatives that we have planned throughout 2008
and beyond. Indeed, these represent a necessary
diversification for this company, at a time when

Copyright @ March 2008.

diversification is a watchword for the local
economy, giving us anl opportunity to add value
to our raw material, news coverage, resulting in a
better product and a better service not only to
Gu~yanese but to anyone interested in any way in
this country and what it has to offer.
S I trust that your reading of this first
issue will be as interesting as it is enlightening,
and that thle samne holds true for subsequent

Yours truly,
Mir. Keith Burrowes
Chainnan of the Board



"Pritipaul Singh
Investments, under
its Mnid-Atllantic
Seafoods brand, is
Guyana's largest
hafVester, processor
and exporter of
quality seafood. Over
the past eight years,
PSI has taken
Guyana's name to
markets in the
Caribbean and North
America, with our

pending certification?.
W'lth 1 500 emep oyees,
and 500 artisanal
fishermen, dependent
On our company, PSI
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The Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest)
welcomes the publication of this new
supplement, the Guyana Chronicle Economic
Review. We commend the Board and editorial
staff of the Guyana National Newspapers
Limited for this initiative.
In the most dynamic developing
economies in the world today, namely China,
India and Brazil, new entrepreneurs and the
general public can access, through many
publications, feature articles that analyze what is
happening in their business sectors. They learn
about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities
and threats in their countries and region and
about the triumphs and struggles behind some of
those entities that emerge on top. This
infor atient hars elh edama yncuoag thina

WYomen who are establishing or want to create
new business ventures.
In Guyana today, there are many success
stories among the hundreds and hundreds of
large, medium, small and micro businesses. Yet
th~e perception exists that "nothinct is
ha~pen~ing". Why? 'The primary reason ii out.
view is that there is little information sharing
among and about businesses, and other
economic-related activity in the country.
How~ much do we kn~ow~, for- example,
about E-Netw~orks Incorporated~ Broadband



Incor~porated and G~lobal Technology
and their young owners, Mr. Persaud,
Mr. Yongo and Mr. Melville, two of
whom remigrated from the USA in
order to contribute directly to
Guyana's development? HowI much
do we know about Jerion Pork
Limited and Jack's Farm and their
young owners, Mr. London and Mr.
Jack? Do we knowT about the group of

) eo 1 led ovel 24 5omeis ooler a me
many chall~l.l.na,. and successfully
establishedi a modern food processing
facility in Charity? And there are
hundreds more like them.
We lookfEorwardl to olon: life
for the `Rev~iew1 and yiou can count on
our support.

Yours truly,
Mr. Geoff Da Silva
GO-Invest >

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Guyana Chronicle Economic Review

Editor Ruel Johnson
Layout & Design: Akash Persaud I

A publication of Guyana National
Newspapers Ltd., publishers of the
Guyana Chronicle & Sunday Chronicle.




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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tllhe earlier, the better.

The good news is that the sector is growing in
terms of its contribution to the country's GDP.
According to acting Principal Fisheries Officer
in the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of
Agriculture, Mr. Tejnarine Geer, the sector has
grown from 3% of Guyana's gross domestic
product (GDP) in 2003 to an estimated 5-7 % at
"It was the third most important export
after sugar and gold," according to GO-Invest's
website, amountingig to nearly USS62 million in
2005. The U~.S. is the primary market for most
seafood exports. In 2004, however, Guyana was
certified to export seafood to the lucrative EIU
market. creating a range of new market
opportunities. While the seafood industry
primarily consists of marine species caught in
Guyana's exclusive economic zone (EEZ),
aqluaculture hlas recently attracted significant
investment growth.
The fisheries sector is diversifying with
the M/inistry of Agriculture spearheading ventures
into aquaculture, a sub-sector which has attractted
mnilhions of US dollars in investment in recent
years; and we have an EEZ that is roughly
equivalent to 64%: of Gjuyana's 214,970 square
kilometer~s of lanl.

What then is the big problem? The short
answer seems to be success.
"Seafood production," quotes a 2004
USAID study on the industry, "has emerged as a
major contributor to the country's GDP, export
earnings, and employment level. These gains
could be short tenn and detrimental to the future of
the industry."
All the production graphs in the Draft
Fisheries Management Plan for Guyan~a (2007-
2011) show general downward trends in
production marked by occasional annual spikes.
Large penaeid shrimp (prawnls) production peaked
in 1995 at 2998 tonnes but was around or below
1200 tonlnes since 2003. Seabob production
peaked at almost 20,000 tonnes in 2003 up from
somne 6.0)00 tonnes in 1998 but plummeted to
9,236 tonnes the very next year, going up only
40)00 tonnes in 2005. Snapper landings peaked at
612 metric tons in 2003 but dropped down to 399)
Int in 2005. the lowest since 1999. Even coastal
pelagic fish, like mackerel and small tunas, wh]ich
are onlly caught incidentally have seen a decline in
recent years. Spanish mackerel, for example,
reached I14;3 metric tons in 1999, but dropped
won to 214 mt t~he next year, eventually creeping
up back to 523 in 2005 still slightly below the

according to, former Princ~ipal Fisheries~ Oficr r~
and industry consult-ant, Mr. Reuben Charles.
"is depenldent on the resource out there. This is
a living resource and you have to manage it."
From the Ministry of' Agriculture
perspective, the D~raft Fisheries Management
Plan itself indicative of the onus placed by the
government on resource management aims
among other thm~gs,

" 0T maintain or restore populations of marine
species at levels that can produce the optimum
sustainable yield as qualified by relevant
environmental and economic factors, taking
into consideration relationships among species,

*Tio preserve rare or fragile ecosystems, as well
as habitats and other ecologically sensitive
areas, especially estuaries, mangroves, sea grass
beds. and other spawning and nursery areas."
At least one large
company seems to be up to o
date with the spirit of these
goals. According to M~r.
Ronald Deen, Finance
Director of Pritipaul Singh
Investments (PSI). his
company the only one in if
Guyana licensed to catch E
prawns, and a major h
harvester of seabob is "
adamant on operating in a
sustainable manner. There
is an annual close period of
two months for the
harvesting of seabob. which (
allows thle shrimp stock to '
replenish. And the Gyn' i
company is currently beingof

looking into methods of phasing out the tickler
chaini method of harvest-ing prawns tickler chain
harvesting involves running a chainl along the
seabed, the prawns nesting ground, causing them
to jump up into the net which trails behind the
it is not that there aren't other very
serious issues facing the industry. Rising fuel
costs are hampering the sustainability of local
trawling anld seafood processing operations (see
story on page 6) anld the issue of security for
artisanal fishermen, scheduled for attention inl the
next issue GCE3R, is of very pressing concern to
thle industry. But the impact of high fuel prices is
exacerbated when fuel is wasted on the small
catches caused by thle depletion of the stock, as the
declining figures in yield per vessel make clear.
And once the security concerns are addressed, in
the long term what may well happen is that the
artisanal fishermen may well find themselves at:
sea withl nothing inl their nets.

1997 landing
e 1995," reads
the SAID
report ,
"~concerns have
been expressed
on the rate of
harvest and
sustainability of
fisheries stock.
Every study~ or
forum since then
has reconfirmed
these concerns.
In the absence of
recent. scientific
studies are
continuing ; to
extrapolate riites
of harvest ind
ratio ofby-catch
from production
figures. TIhe
results are
sho wing
declines and
harmful trends."

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industry y, )

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According to an FAO article on
Guyana, "A preliminary stock assessment, -
conducted by the Guyana-Brazil Western
Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission
WECAFC ad-hoc Working Group in May i
1998, indicated that the penaeid shrimp
resources had probably reached their
maximum sustainable yield..."
As the graph (below) shows, over 'i' ..-.
the past twenty-four years, seabob has '`
come to surpass prawns in terms of tonnage
of catch. However, as information sourced
from the Department of Fisheries shows,
seabob has scene a sharp decline from its peak in the late nineties, consistent
with the WECAFC working group findings.

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By Estelle Shirbon

ARGUNYGU, Nigeria (Reuters Life!) Thousands
of half-naked men hurled themselves into a river
to catch giant fish in hand-held nets in a manic
contest at the Argungu festival in remote
northwestern Nigeria recently. sal trc o
The hour-long fishing frenzy, in ashlosttcof
river so crowded that the brown water was barely
visible, marked the high point of a four-day
extravaganza that also featured wild duck-catching
and blindfolded swimming contests.
An "elephant fish"! was the biggest catch at this year's 1
festival and the man who wrestled the 65 kg (143.3 lb)
monster out of the river with his bare hands won a
prize of 4 million naira (S34,200) a fortune in one of
the world's poorest countries.
The Argungu festival comm1Iemorates a 1934 visit by
the Sultan of Sokoto, who came to celebrate peace
between hris Fulanli ethnic group and the rival
Kabawa, the main group in the A~rgu area.
The grovernment of Kebbi state, where Argungu is
located, has tried in reccent years to promote the
festival as a tourist attraction an~d it is now a curious
mix of corporate sponsorship and age-old fishing
On one side of the river were V .I.P. stands branded
with th~e colors and logos ofa mobile phone net-work
and a popular soft drink. Traditionlal rulers in colorful
turbans mingled in the stands with politicians and
foreign diplomnats-
On the other side of the river stood a crowd of several
thousand men, mostly barefoot subsistence farmers
and fishermen from Kebbi and the surrounding areas.
"If Allah~ wills it, I will catch the biggest fish." said
Kassim Yusuf, 31, who nonnally grows corn and
millet to feed his family. as he untangled his net ahead
ofthe competition-
The contestants arrived hours early and stood in the
baking sun in a long line parallel to the river, about
1.000 meters away. On the shot of a gun. they
charged across the parched terrain towards the water,
raising a cloud of dust like a fast-approaching army.

"'It was absolute chaos," said Andv A~kinwolere, a
Nigerian-born presenter on British children's televiision
program Blue P'eter, who was being filmed taking part.
"There was a false start so everyone started running but
then I saw men on horse-back charging at the crowd to
beat thecm back. Luckily the excitement got me
through," he said.
Within minutes, an unstoppable flow of thousands of
contestantsjumped into stretch of river barely meters
long and started diving and scooping with their fishnet
scoops. Many of the men used calabashes or empty
plastic jerry cans as flotation devices, paddling in search
Every time a particularly big fish was caughtt one
worthy of being weighed on large scales set up in front
of the V 1.P. stands the crowds roared and cheered from
the riverside. Drummers were rowed up and down the
river on board a precarious canoe. encouraging the
fishermenw\Iith theirbeat.
"It was an exhilarating experience," said Ak~inwolere.
Festival officials said fishing is banned on the stretch of
river for the rest of the year to make sure the fish get fat.
As the last of the fishermen staggered out shivering
from the cold, a prize-giving ceremony took place
where the biggest catches were displayed on the floor in
a bloody row.
"This is the first prize," an official said, pointing to a
huge grey fish with scales so thick they almost did
look like elephant hide.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

continue to dwindle, the occasional foreign
fishing vessell that is spotted illegally
harvesting in Zone 41 of our EEZ will show up
increasingly often. And that is a srituation we
can ill afford.

I Conservation efforts abroad

fa~~llenin famsi A special Technlcal Joint Deplo! mentl Groulp
w\ Ill be set up mI BrusselsF on A~prl l to coordinale 3Ce~tivitie under
the plan. and will! remainl In operation there until the end of' the
The IC'CAT recolery plan Inc~ludes a next control
schi-me to- address, the issue' of unde~rrepo~rting In thle eastern
bluefin firher\. which IJ the most radical and rcmprehensivei~
scheme of itr kind eve~r adlopted b' a KReglonal Flshe~nes
Management O)rganisanlon. In practical terms, the Community
Fisherles Control A3gency. w~Il coordinate joint rinspertlon and
control actlvltnes of 13 large patrol tesscis, 36 coastal patrol
vessels anid 16 aircraft.
There will be 14 campalgns at sea intoll ing in nil 30
inspectors representingr overall 160 patrol days. Tw~enty-fiv'e
joint Inspe'ctions involu ng 50 inspectors are planned In the ports
concerned. Commission inspectors will also be Intol\ed in 3'
inspection visits both at scaandIn ponts.
The Commlssion has we lcoim~d the repontpublished
by W WF, which analyzes the causes of the o*, erfishlng of
bluctin runa and its conclusions on the need to e'liminalte thti
overcapacity. ThisWWF-conumssioneddreport, researhed and
compiled by independent consultancy AT R T. It ther tirst real
estimate of the actual catch capability of. the Mecdlierrnanen
purse selne fleet targeting bluefin tuna
The report. "Race for the Last Bluerin."' says that
"fleet olcrcalpac-ity in terms of number of' \essels, as welil as in
terms of gross registered tonnager and total installed engine
power. is by far greatest in Turket~ fo~llowerd by Italy. Croalia and
Libya." An economic analysis based on the minimum catches
required 10 cover costs~ and generate minimum economic
rev~\enues shows irrong ove~rcapitaliztion partlcularl In Turket .
Llbya Croan a nnd Itah.
WWrF says that "the culrrent operTihonal purse wi~ne
filshmg fleet targeting bluefin runa mn the Mlediterranezan Sea3
froml the 11 coastal states ... has a calculated yearly catch
potenntal of 54.783 metnc tonnes that is almost double the
annual tomal allow~abic catch wrt hv ICCAT 28.500C metric
Io~nnes in -'0118. The fleet's carch po~tential is more than three and
a harll` ismes the catch levels advised by sclentists to av~oidl stockr
iollapse~r- 15.000 metrnetonne~s
Based on durabase searches. chipv;ard cen;uses and
supported by end~ence from photographic doculmenntatin of
\essel9, still. WH F noltes the repo~lrt does not take into accoIunt
the catch po-tenullc of the restr of the blue~fin tun~a fleet the1
lo~ng llne~r-,. traps ban1 boll. peLayILI~le rulers and handJ line
The WWrF report finds dla l to merely comply w all1 Ihe
legal rilotas tibya should elimmante from the th~hery 22 1eweli
159 percent capacity~ reduenon), Italy 17 \essels 13h percent
capacitlJ reduenion) and Francer a total 15 Le41rels sI- percent
canpacity reductionl To, match sustamnable catch lead~s and
saving the soc~k. flecl reduction should be far more dra--ne- .
dlcoml~misionilne as many as 31 largre purse cwiners~ In Ir.0! It.7

Speak of sustainability and potential for growth of Guyana s fishing
and the first word that presents itself is "aquaculture" an activity
that is carried out either very close to the shore or completely inland.
Yet within Guyana's vast exclusive economic zone (EEZ) which
extends some 2001 nautical miles from the coastline and covers an
estimated area of 138,2410 square kilometers there are large
untapped marine resources, outside of the much lauded and hoped
for petroleum.
Guva'na EEZ% Is Javldedi mnto fo~ur zonesor ni hehrv ,ctiv.ity ~t
present the rarth'st o)ut Shlip go to h.7nes~t I- Zo:ne 3. or1 the P~racn
Area~. which is be\\twen 50)-80: km from the tsho.relnlle n~ Ih .I depth of i
betwe\~en~ 25a;nd 50~ metre<. B~ut be!lndl that beginlunr: at lost kmn from

unexp~loited'l area or dlark\ blue sea teemi~ng r\ 11th la1rg pe.7laic tisLh (like
h..rkctand Sijholll~h parlticularti tunaand ma; krel

Mlr R~obert Per--audi I~rfr to a; The Blue Revoilut~ion" one a t to a
.lrea--, ther Ither o curse bemg~~ti ;Iquacuilturec In n: hlih the Almi-tl- er was

D 137 alrl u~lldclnn -l It e-,cluw to~ be co-~tl\ Ir`. nution .Acordlng
te a I u ne il ~I`II U'-, All)~ ifund Tcihn~ical R eport prepardct bi Pul GeCer,
exp)lrotatioin of the- aread Iis gingll toi req~uirerlTPl lrecpt

investments"' which would gor to financing the larrge iapaity
orcan ve~ssls, catching fleets and factor\ --Irip that are'
nr'cessary~ in harveshng this resource A~ substalnti.l -.um
would also have to be in\este~d in~ upgrading Guyana 5
Invol\ ement in regional resourcemIanagemrnt bndies, 1skethe
Internahonal Commission for the Conse~crvahon or A~tlanitic
Tunas (ICCA-TI in wvhiih the iountr\ iurrentl\ onl\ has
iiooperattng party' status
in Aprl, hir Persaud htold the Re i sex. the Manaustri of
.4gnelulture~ will be hosting a nahlunal~l can ~ultalhon on
ex plolhnl Gu !a na'- deep sea trea-uLIre
'' Togt;her we~ will1 tr\ to~ mu2ter the reso~iurces the
ministerr said, "and the other w\hercewi-that so wec ian then
niole \ery aggres~sitely andi quic-kl Into tapplng~ thoser
resoures. There ha; been an Inte-rl b\ Iour local Ili hing.
comlmunn't as wecll ase r~llrnal [e~ntitie.] 3nd \e wa \nt to~ bring
those mteret~s tira reallt;.'
One of the key topics that is sure to be discussed at
that consultation is the present energy crisis, which is
currently hitting even the existing sectors in the industry
hard (see story on page 6) as well as the issue of policing such
an extensive area. Nonetheless, the revolution seems to be
an historical inevitability' as the world's fish resources

BRUISSELF. Belgium. Rlarch 20l. 2008 (ENFI The European
Commission has launched a major EUI control campaign
aimed at presenting a repent of' last year's usertishing: of
!Me~diterranean bluefin tuna h\ a number of EUi member
states. This season. 16 aircraft and 419 large and small patrol
\ essels niliceondurt inspections at sca.rhile 501inspectors urill
visit essels in port.
The launchl of' the lontn Deplo~!ment Plan manrks tle
EUL' detecrm inauoi n to, ensulre th.ur 11.0 15 \casr recovery ~ pll in fr
the gianr turnai. ageTed w~irhln the Interational Commisiilon tor
the C niienraionofn1`tla3tl le Tuna, ICCA'T~.In No\teinbr 100)6. 15
tiallygrespcted. .
Pnzed by -Iushi lo\ers, epciaclsll in lapan, Atlanle
blustin tuna can command prices of hulndlreds ofI dollars perl kIrlo
at Tokyo0's Tsukiii tish~ mailke.
The Commnilsson says thatl e\cu e'l'IIEct control
mea'SUres w~Ill not sulicesr to e~nsure the iustainabilt of the
fisher, until thle memnber srtate concerned tackle the grob
o\ ercaspacity ol the llea thalt Itargtj bluefin tuna.
As~ documecnted in a report published Inst weeck by the
global coner~anlon organization WW~F, Ihe wh~lole fiihery is
plagued by ovecrtishing by a fleet that keep-, growng! In seze and
lTticie~ncy both In the EU and in Ihe other ~oastal states that target
bluefin tuna.
Joe B~org. Eulropealn Commlissionerr for F1sheries and
Mlarltime 4tealri, said,'' "Iwelcome the cooperation of the
member Jtates in organizing the joint conltrol effort. How~ever,
the) need to go much further to tackle the roor of the problem w ith
couragelL and de~ternunation by ensuring the necessary bcrapping
of` \essrel till a sustainable` balance is found betwreen faslung
capacl, and 11shine poisjibilities "
"Publlc fulnding Is avI\llab~le under the Eulropean
Fisheries Fund for ve-wFel owners anid rcrews affected by such
scrapping. Financial support is also available to the 11shing
communities conce~m~d tobelp th~m divc~rsifytheir economies,"
said Borg.
He pledged that the Comlmission "wi~ll do all it lan" ro l
help the member btates wrerm the fisherv to "ecological.
ecilonomic and FoiK-al custainabilary." But thle co~untT1 writh the
greatest overcapacity, Turkey, Is nlot an EU inmembr state, and
Algerin. Lib\.a, Tunisis and Croatia. whhlI a10 lSo Ih forT bluelrn
tuna Int he11 lcieLrnrnnean. 3re.nlna membr ttwir~cth~r
UnIIIItil te fl~lee clerca~pacit\ hasli been reduced in lile

Lnfll Cl iJI \m miIs conunuCI I to b a icruliC.II IrlC In the tihhers
TheL I;ntrl Dep~ll*,-mint Plan. whllL~ ichill be coorTdinated
h, Ihe i ommu~niti Frshenes Conirol .Li-ncy. mark, an

thirechlnlcalmeanc depJ~loye~d .
'The: plan w~Ill brlng towzlbecr the resoulces of the ireen
min~n member htatE) InvolLedL In theU lishLers CYPms, F~ranC'.
G7reece,-.Italy.Maltsl. Portual and Spa In 3ndwil[ lcverali1stages
11n~ the nket cham1. Includiing co~ntrel; at sea, rlnshore, an1d at

percent capacity reductionn. 70 vessels in Lihya (78 percent capacity
reductions anld 33 Le`S sel In FranrCe(72 prcent~r ca1PaCIIry rduction)
Turke? is a case apart, the report sals, with an estimated
need of capacity reduction ranging between 94-97 percent,
equi\ alent to 168-173 large seiners. Fleet reduction needs have also
been quantified forAlgeria, Croatia,5Spain and Tunisin.

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The global oil crisis s still hurting the industrV


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sixty percent. That is the share of the operating costs of Pritipaul
Singh Investments (featured in our company profile on page 7) that
goes to fuel. According to Mr. Ronald Deen, Finance Director of
PSI, had the govermnent of Guyana not intervened four years ago
and given the industry a special concession on buying oil the entire
industrial fishing sector in Guyana would have collapsed.
Under a special arrangement, trawler and other small
vess, I owners are able to buy; cheap fuel from Venezuela or TTrinidad
and avoid paying consumption tax once the fuel isn't landed, and
used -xclusively at sea. According to Mr. Deen, speaking to GCER
in a!- interview last week, this mechanism provided an essential
lifel etotheindustry.
This assessment: concurs with that given by Mr. Bruce
Vief owner of BEV, one of` Guyana's oldest seafood harvesting,
proc- .sing and export companies. Vieira is also President of the
indo ry lobbying body, the Guy~ana Association of Trawler Owners
and aafood Processors (GA T`OSP).
Back when the agreement between GATSOP and the
Gov r~nment of Guyana was hlamm~ered out, the price per barrel on
the \ adld market was a nostalgia-inducing US $55 recently, world
crud oil prices hit the US $100 mark and t-here is no indication that
thev .vill be coming down anyvtime soon. In essence, the trump card
that he industry was dealt fo~ur years: ago is becoming increasingly
irrelevant now, as appreciative as those in the business feel about the

gesture. According to Vieira, the industry is also highly appreciati\ e
of the government's decision to zero rate certain input items for the
industry. Still, he says, the relief in terms of a refund instead of atI ,
exemption at sale ties up a lot of cash when cash flow in the industry Is
at a serious low.
To mitigate the effects of the energy costs on the industry,
Vieira says, every major seafood processor in Guyana has resorted tol
producing their owvn electricity. Yet generators run on fuel and the
cheap fuel concession agreement with government does not apply to1
any equipment on iand.

Aquaculture to the rescue?

While caught fish prices are rising on the global market due to the
cost of fuel, aquaculture fish prices are remaining stable. In fact.
Vieira credits the global aqluacldture industry with
The fuLel costs for aquaculture rearing are, relative to the
anarjine capture industry, vir-tually non-existent. Marine fishing
requires fuel to canry the ships out to sea and brmng them back, and th I
against a backdrop of dwindling stock. Energy is needed folr
refrigeration or ice on the slups. In the processing industry, energy s
needed to run equipment, pump water and freeze the product .Ir
temperatures cold enough for export.
The aquaculIture industry requires a fraction of the fuel and
e~lectricity costs associated with maritime fishing. The Review put
the question of a possible transition to, or investment in, aquaculture
to Deen, who responded that he had no problem with the idea, except
one. PSI, he stated would gladly invest substantial resources into
local aqluaculture production on the condition that their investment
was insured by government against flooding. Without that sort of
backing, he stated, the vagaries of the weather in recent times does
not make aquaculture

A global phenomenon

To be fair, the price crunch is not only affecting the local
industry it is a global phenomenon and fisheries in rich and poor
countries alike are feeling the squeeze. .
In April of2006, some 2000 fishing trawlers - more than ten times the
amount in Guyana -operating in \he Gulf of Thailand were forced to
remain in port due to the escalating costs of fuel prices.
Two years ago, rising fueling prices crushed the tuna
fishing industry in the Miyagi prefecture of Japanl a country with

Mr. Bruce Vieira, President of the Guyana Association
of Trawler Owners and Seafood Processors (GATOSP).

one of the most sophisticated and well-established fishing industries
on the globe.
"'For the deep-sea vessels which ply distant waters," reads
one article on the crisis, "rising fuel costs are a serious issue. The
surge in oil prices have boosted annual fuel costs for a deep-sea lonlg-
liner by some 50 percent from 40 million yen two years ago to about
60 million yen to 65 million yen, erasing the profits made on their
catches, industry officials say."
And earlier this week, Scottish fishermen were lobbying
government as their Northern Irish counterparts had also receritly
done -- to provide some sort of subsidy for fuel for the industry. They
hlavenl't been as fortunate in their efforts as those in the Gluyanese
fishing industry have
This means that even as Guyana is considering exploring
its resources farther out at sea (see "The Blue Revolution" on page
5), the global situation is giving all indications that the fuel crisis has
crested the profitability, perhaps even sustainability, wave for
industrial fishing.

By James M\'ackenzie

LE : ;UILVNEC, France (Rieuters) A protest by
Frc- :h fishermen last year forced President
Nic ::s Sarkozy to promi;:se steps to cushion the
eflk s of high finel cost, on the industry, but
see :g oil prices have piled! on the pain.
"The main problems~ we have is the price of
fue said Marcel Le Rol. .? ho owns seven boats. 'it
rep: -ents between 2.5 and~ 30 percent of turnover-
wh : is enormous."
As crude oil h::s climbed above $108 a
bar i the cost of marine diiesel has risen to about 57
cen! a liter, almost doublthe the 30-cent ceiling
fisi :men say they need! us stay below to remains
pro:able, casting ghu~,: over France's fishing
rel .ls.
"The price of: < .ihas: become unbearable
For 'hermen," said Chn,; a Berrou, manager of the
fis i market in the Brctco rt of Le Guilvine where
s s of boat-s unload~ adi sell their catches of
mni dfish, langoust~ineal an ole each day-
Cosnsumrs y complain f:ish is
:ex nsive, but the prices ,ined by fishermen at the
m- set is only one part ta ; final cost once transport,
pac'aging and processing s; factored in. and there is
Slitt:: roI~om to pass on higi: ir fuel costs-
"The price of fisih fluctuates. There's supply

and demand. It depends on the quantity there is on thle
day," said Berrou, whose market handles almost all
the catch brought to Le Guilvinec.
Declinling stocks have led to a 40:percent
cut in the French fishing fleet since 1990 and the
country's 24,000) fishermen have grown used toi bad
news but the latest fuel rises touched off five days of
strikes at Le Giuilvinec and other ports.
Sarkozy was given a hostile reception
wvhen he visited but he vowed not to abandori the
industry and the govermnment promised an: aid
package worth 310 million euros ($476 million) over
three years, funded by a tax on fish sales, to
modernize the fleet.
The president also questioned the
European U'nion's quota systemn. designed to protect
dwindling stocks, although the government quickly
backtracked in the face of` dismay from its partners.
say ing it only wanted greater flexibiliity.
Despite the measures. fishennen in Le
Guilvinec say they have seen little relief and the
mood remains somber among the men waiting on the
quayside or toiling aboard the trawlers that chug in
and outofthe barbor.
~There are complaints about what most see
as unscrupulous competition from Spamish boats,
burdensome red tape andl a sense that the government
and EU authorities would like to see the fishing

gallons) of diesel thlel in 24 hours, reckons he
needs to take between 2,200 and 2.300 euros a
dayr, equivalent to about 1 20 kg of langoustine,
to make decent returnl.
"Much Less than that and it isn't
really worth it," he said, a few hours before

industry disappear.
"People are completely fed up with it
Small said Michel Cosquer.; skipper of the lxia,
which fishes off Brittany for lanlgoustines, a
small lobster-like delicacy that sells f~or up to
about 1 8 euros a kilo on the quayside.
Cosquer, whose 15-metre (450-

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Company Profile %t~-;

King fis hers s~~ 3Ir;

Pritipaul Sintgh Investmzent Limzited B g Ti* r" i


Sunday, March 23, 2008

The way P~ritipaul Singh Investments Limited is
run is the way you'd probably expect a decades-
old business to run, pepe with cons of
experience in the fishing inustry. A visit to
company's McDoom headquarters is a lesson
in efficiency, even if a casually executed
efficiency at that.
The company however, at just eight
years old, is relatively as new as Guyana is to
Industrial level commercial fishing. PSl's tersely
worded mission statement however sums up what
appears to be the internal corporate 'zeitgeist' that
has defined this entity since its establishment eight
years ago.
"We are," the statement says, "in the
business to harvest and process shrimp and fish.
Our goal is to be the best in this business. In order to
accomplish this goal, all personnel must believe in
this goal. Our ability to be able to achieve this
mission is the responsibility of all personnel.
Pritipaul Singh Investment Inc will provide
everyone with the necessary tools to do this. PSI

grow anpo en behind PSI are Pritipaul Singh
tahned comp ny's Founhder Fan cMani r Di etr
unavailable at the time of the Review's visit
possesses an iconic status within PSI and one
suspects outside of as a visionary and risk taker,
A former trader and primary, school teacher, Mr.
Singh's gamble on the fishing industry in Guyana _
financed through contacts provided by the older
Deen has paid off and though it still oc.ws money
to the banks, PSI is servicing its debts without
Mr. Deen is obviously the more
pragmatic element within the company's dynamic.
On the job, he is grizzly. tough talking and shrewd,
able to make productive workers out of the many
hardened young men from depressed areas that
have found employment at the company in total,
the company employs some 1.500 workers directly
with about 500 artisanal fishermen dependent on

seems to virtua ly emanate from the Finance Director.
told us. OnT tursofo P' pr ssin plnt, teh
principle is evident every ere, from te design
of the facility, geared as much to smoothly
transfer workers from one section to the next as it
is to manage seafood from the company's fleet of
finfish, seabob and prawns trawlers, It takes
about fifteen minutes, for example, for shrimp to
move from loading baskets to the packaging and
sealing machine, cleaned,-graded, weighed and
ready to be frozen before the long journey to the
company's markets in the Caribbean and North
America. It is not long before PSI product sold
under its Mid-Atlantic Seafoods brand finds its
way into European kitchens, with the company
now under the rigorous process that comes with
EU certification. Once that comes through, all
things considered, the sky seems to be limit for

landing some 80 kg of langoustine as well as sole, mullet and crab at 3:00 a.m.
Fishermen are used to a hard l ife that keeps them at sea for days or weeks at a time. in cold
and wet conditions whe~e sleep is snatched between haul ing the nets in every few hours.
The rising cost of fuel makes the hardships less and less bearable for men whose pay
depends directly on the return fr-om their catch.
"We don't take on fewer workers, but the fact is that the fishermen's wages are
cut by 300 to 400 euros a fortnight,." said Le Roy, who employs about 70 crew and
maintenance staff.
Many accept that the relentless rise in the price of oil leaves the government
little room to maneuver, but fishermen have shown they are wil ling to take direct action
and no one in Le Guilvinec rules out a repeat of last year's protests.
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Guyana's fishing industry is a vibrant and increasingly important sector within the national economy. It covers a
scope of activities almost as rich and varying as the produce found in our waters. It employs some 12,000 people
directly and is now our third largest earner of foreign exchange, behind sugar and gold. With astute management,
sustainable development practices and most importantly vision, Guyana's fishery sector has a great future ahead of
it. The Ministry of Agriculture, under the Honourable Minister, Mr. Robert Persaud, is spearheading a series of
initiatives including National Fishennen's Day and a stakeholder consultation on deep sea fishing -geared at
preparing a strategy for the full development of the industry. An exciting and rewarding journey lies ahead and we
at the M/inistry invite to come along with us.

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The Ministry of Agriculture

managing Guyana's fishery for the future.


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