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neheG yo e ien hne
yesterday at the Annual
Easter Hat and Garden
Party, held as usual at the
Promenade Gardens where
drew on all the creative
c"?" um "ih om"tdi
befitting the occasion, as
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composite will attest.
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THERE'S a certain buoyancy
in the air now that the
Takutu Bridge linking
Guyana with its southern
neighbour Brazil is nearing
completion, and speculation
is rife as to the wealth of tour-
ism opportunities it will
bring Region Nine seeing as
it will serve as a main artery
for the entire Guiana
As Minister of Tourism, In-
dustry 'and Commerce,
Manniram Prashad. who was in
the area recently to check on the
bridge's progress noted: "This
Bridge is a tremendous boost
for tourism. We are part of the
Amazon, and we will be pro-
moting Amazon tourism.
'Guyana the Amazon adven-
SFurther, he sees the
completion of the bridge as
complementing the develop-
ment of corridors through Lin-
den, Berbice, over to Surinamne
and into French Guiana, ending
Th7e bridge, which is being
built across the T'akutu River,
will offer easy access to
Guyana from the entire South
America. Over-land trips canl be
offered to tourists from Guyan:
to Brazil, Venezuela, Columbi
,Peru and Ecuador, Ministe
Construction of the 141
mletre wide bridge is being funde
by the Brazilian Governmei
while the job proper has bet
undertaken by the Brazilian fin
Arte Leste out of the State
Parana. Besides being made e
tirely of reinforced concrete.
is supported by four piers a
comes complete with pedestri
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Takutu Bridge key to
-- a vital link to integrating
countries in the Guiana shield
SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 30, 2008 3
Region Three urged at Carifesta meet
;i!rllYIIIIr~~lll ~Y(III'clllll~I;III II1II~II~-lilli Lll~llli~
ately hit by a motor car on the But, on hearing that,
dark and desolate route to Black he said he cried and
Bush Polder and is nursing com- I a LIbegged for his life to be
pound fractures to both legs. I ~ r L LIspared and his appeals
He said the fractured bones seemed to fall on deaf
penetrated his flesh and pro- I :',~~~~";sf~l s ears.
truded about three inches while I eb s~~ s~BI He said he prayed to
his right leg was also broken in I B~~~elg ~ eIbe rescued and, just as
four places and he has a one side I ~ b sg ~ 'Ihe believed he was go-
hip fracture. li e6F ing to breathe his last
Recounting the harrowing 118 1 breath, some men in a
experience, Seeraj said, after be- eC bus went to his rescue
ing struck, he was left writhing I ~"~lr-Iand his assailants in-
in pain and bleeding profusely formed them that he
on the ground, unable to move had been accidentally
while his assailants stood watch L~~-Ihit and assisted his res-
over him as their car developed LisBlA II cuers to put him in their
mechanical problems and was -P 8gEBs ss vehicle.
not restarting. ~3 B8 ~ ~ 3~~~~l Seeraj said
He said, as he lay badly Berbice Police, having
hurl, the trio proceeded to beat Sookram Seeraj in the Georgetown been led to believe he
and rob him of seven gold rings, Public Hospital, was in an accident,
among other belongings. charged the men ac-
Seeraj said he was on the going to die, so they began dis- cordingly and they are on bail
ground for about an hour and cussing how to dispose of his but no cops have questioned
the men felt sure that he was body. him up to now.
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forming, literary, visual and cu-
linary arts, grand market, fash-
ion, community festivals and
Minister Anthony said the
successful hosting of the fes-
tival will augur will for culture
and tourism in Guyana as it
will encourage visitors to ap-
preciate and return to Guyana.
"If you know people with
good talent, encourage them to
be part of the event. We want
them to be part of the national
and regional presentation for
Carifesta,"' the Minister said.
Folls music is one aspect of
Guyana's culture which Minis-
ter Anthony is optimistic will
make an impact for Carifesta
and which, efforts will be made
to enhance its vibrancy.
He said the launching of a
folk song competition will be
launched to aid in this promo-
tion and encouraged persons
from the region to participate.
WITH just five months to go
before Guyana again plays
host to the Caribbean's larg-
est cultural show, the Carib-
bean Festival of Creative Arts
(CARIFESTA) X, stakeholders
co nty:v a eben ur ged
Minister of Culture, Youth
and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony
accompanied by a team of offi-
cials from the Carifesta Secre-
tariat and the CARICOM Sec-
retariat met with Chairman of
Region Three Julius Faerber,
Other regional officials as well as
stakeholders from the Region to
discuss plans for the event. That
meeting was held on Friday at
the Regional Democratic Coun-
cil (RDC) office on the West
Bank of Demerara.
Five, oi ad Tn haT beno er
marked to host various features
of the festival and will be
sensitised about their roles and
responsibilities so that they are
Minister Anthony said the
intention of the sensitisation
campaign is for the Regions to
form Carifesta Committees re-
sponsible for organising the vari-
A number of venues in Re-
gion Three have already been
earmarked and were assessed the
very day by the Minister and his
team. Those venues include
community centre grounds at
Uitvlugt and Cornelia Ida on
the West Coast, and Goed
Fortuin and the Joe Vieira Park
on the West Bank.
tW need ton kuea
and standard because a num-
ber of countries will be com
ing and will be performing in
your region. I am sure they
will return with a good im-
pression of your region,"
Minister Anthony said.
The Region will also be ex-
pected to engage in a number
of promotional activities in the
run-up to Carifesta by hosting
of a mobile film show that will
showcase films produced in the
sented at some of the popular
locations in the Region such as
car parks, to heighten aware-
ness and encourage more
people to become involved.
The Region was also urged
to gear youths in the school
system for the festival, as they
too may be given an opportu-
nity to showcase their talent.
Winners of the Secondary
Schools' Drama Festival, which
is billed for April, will be part
of Guyana's presentation at
This will be among the
many promotional activities
that will be engaged and will
also aid in the talent search
which is ongoing, Minister An-
ployee of Mibicuri Rural
Marketing Centre in Black
Bush Polder, Sookram
Seeraj, who is a patient at
Georgetown Public Hospital
(GPH), said Friday he was not
injured in a motor vehicle ac-
cident but is an attempted
The man declared that death
stared him in the face when he
was attacked by three men on a
lonely road at Adventure Reef,
also at Corentyne, Berbice, two
Seeraj wants Police to visit
him mn hospital so he could re-
count his ordeal for them to in-
The former policeman for 15
years said he had been riding his
motorcycle to work around 18:30
h, that ill-fated day, when he was
slammed about nine miles away
from the nearest dwelling house.
Seeraj, of Tain, another
Corentyne village, suffered bro-
ken bones after being deliber-
In problem sol~ing. (here La n~eed forl mcre o~f this
innovativeness andc c~learll Ists t'Or new\~ IdaS.
determination andL couilrae \\lthl ouLr hlug deb-t
payments burden. w\e cannot afford~c to~ do~ things onl! inl
conventional wa!<. and constantrl to, b looking outside
for financial help. technicians. mnana-gerls. c~onsulltants nd
advisers. This is w\hat Inldepeldndene rs also7 all abhout-s~l f-
reliance. First and fo~remnost.:\ c weust re~l\ onl oursel\es. I I
believe in ourpeople. Toget~her. wc n~ Ill tix w~ha~t is w\roncr <
and strengthen w hat 1.> nghtl I'mn conlfiden~t that togetherI
we canl make Gus aInal1- number onle
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stranded at Heathrow
(BBCI At least 15,000 bags air stranded at Heathrow air-
port after a third day of cancellations at the new Terminal
'-The news came after one-fifth of British Airways flights
from the troubled terminal were scrapped on Saturday 67 out
ofthe 330 scheduled.
Alan\ passengers said rhe\ departed on flights after being
told their Juggage would not he tr~lelling. A further 37 ilighre
-have been cancelled for Sunday.
T~he aitline has ah~o sc rapped i Il 10 bmlt for delayed pas-
BAG NT.1CKiED UP
BA has confirmed an estimated 15.1000 bags are ctradjed
bult one sourire has told the BBC rhat the number ma\ be closer
The bags are ctackred up across all rerrmnals at the airport,
after pro-blems witlh BA fllghts coming In rnd our ofi the new?
Other carnters bnagilng passenger, into Heathrows. to trans-
fer to BAJ nhghts, hake been asked b\ the airline to hold on to
their bags while It clears the sttihng backlog at T5
It is not clear hou long the process will rakes.
C3heck;-tn was suspended for an holur at T5 after 09)00 GIlIT
an Siiturday,. as airport workers attempted to deal w\Ith the prob-
The fifth rterminal opened amid grea t anfare e~arl! o-n Thurs
ds!, but problems wi th the braggage handling solemn aind "staff
famijban station quickly dera filed operations
A total of~ 208 fhlghts In and out of the terminal were can-
celled Jlunng? thle first three days.
Airport operator BAA\ also confirmed that a ''small per-
centage" of Lfts at the terminal were not worlang on Saturday.
but said the were either not In passenger areas or would not
interfere w:ith passenger flow
LEFT LUGG 4GE
On o-ne of the delay ed planes. passengers on thight BAO6627
()ne, Elizabeth Drury, told the BBC the captain said the:
would be leat\ mg warhout an! luggage.
The\ had been told this was because someC of the bags ingl
tially put on rhe plane had not been screened properly.
--The whole e.\penence has been meltdlown. she said
A group of school pupils on flight BA285 to San Francis
also sadj the\ wrere told by the airhlne that their bags wiere no
on broard and the\ could choose whether or not toirrael The1
w ere bound for a skilng trip.
"It could nrun it because w~e are scheduled to stanr sk~in
tomnorrowr." said one scho-olgtrl. Natalle Bakihurstl.
BA4 jplOg e;d rlo us customers for) Jtsru~ption. and caid .
1 e e pl nonal jws ~r\ r ren orr~ll ~a make the operanl
webctle before rarj ellrng
The airline had taced e~nticism mier urs upper bumt on h.
accommodation costs fo~r Jelayed passengers.
Ont T~hurrdal e\ ening. leadlets wrere handed o~ul to bbye
passengers s~~nan the \ were entitled to f 100 compenasllonlr
u Iht="lnehote ~neo sd It will consider any "rea
able accorums..durian cust" claims
Under lu005 rules. an althne rs obhiged to supply meals
refreshments, along ulnh ac~comimodation if an overmglht
is requted, w~hen a flight II. delayed The 41r Transport t
Coluncil said the letter could be m breach of regulations.
The unexpected heavy demand for hotel rooms whel
ensij began on Thursday meant that by the ev~ening passer
were being asked to payv 250 for a double room.
But by Saturday night a typical rate for a single I
|at one of Heathrow's airport hotels was about 80 p
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(BBC) Towns and cities
around the world are turning
out the lights for an hour to
highlight the threat of cli-
Sydney was the first major
city to begin "Earth Hour",
when at 2000 (0900 GMT),
lights went out on landmarks
like the Opera House and
Bangkok, Toronto, Chicago
and Dublin are among 27 other
cities officially due to follow
suit at 2000 local time.
But critics have dismissed
the event as a gimmick that will
not make any difference, a BBC
The initiative began in
Sydney last year when an esti-
mated two million residents
took part, cutting energy usage
by more than 10%o for the hour.
Organisers expect hundreds
of towns and cities across the
world to take part in the event
and hope some capitals not of-
ficially involved, such as Lon-
don and Rome, will mark the
events d dimming lights on
In its own contribution, the
Google web search engine is put-
ting a dark background on its
Organisers insist the aim of
Earth Hour is to show that
communities care passionately
about climate change and want
to keep up the pressure on gov-
ernments to act decisively.
Andy Ridley of the WWF,
which is behind the initiative,
says interest has been immense.
"We're aware of villages in
Norfolk in England that are do-
ing Earth Hour and we:'re aware
of tdh big cte d lk Ciago and
Celebrations in Australia to
mark Earth Hour include tradi-
tional Aboriginal torchlight per-
friendly dinner parties and spe
cial candlelit evenings for single
people, the BBC's Phil Mercer
reports from Sydney.
Some pubs are spending the
evening without the lights on
while many Australians are
marking the occasion quietly in
the darkness at home.
Australia is one of the
world's- worst per capital emit-
ters of greenhouse gases and
many believe recent droughts
and floods are the result of
man's destabilising influence on
the climate, our correspondent
New Prime Minister
2- SECURITY SUARQCDS
Photo shows Sydney before (top) and after switching off
Kevin Rudd has made the en- Protocol on tackling chimate
vironment one of his priori- change soon after he took of-
ties, signing up to the Kyoto fice*
By Lindsay Beck and John
BEIJING (Reuters) Chinese
security forces sealed off
parts of Lhasa on Saturday
and Tibet's government-in- .
exile said it was imres iatstns
weeks after the city was
shaken by an anti-govern-
The reports coi cided with
a visit bya group of ip omats,
who were led on a closely
guarded tour of the city that has
been at the heart of unrest
throughout China's ethnic Ti-
betan regions just months before
the opening of the Beijing
"We don't know how
many people, but it seems it's
quite a lot of people," Tenzin
Taklha, a spokesman for the
Dalai Lama said of the events in
Lhasa. "I think it's timed with
the visTho teod aomdatsr rn-
tional Campaign for Tibet said
it had heard from three sources
that security forces had sur-
rounded Lhasa's main temples, the protest took. I think
Jokhang and Ramoche. people in Lhasa may have
"The whole area has been been aware of the diplomats'
shut down," said the group's visit, just as they were aware
spokeswoman, Kate Satuliders. of the journalists' visit," she
"I don't know what form said.
Mar ks men f ed up
With shooting blanks
MUMBAI, India (Reuters) fancied to bring home a gold
India's marksmen are threat- medal after winning a double
ening to boycott the Beijing trap silver four years ago in
Olympics unless the govern- Athens.
ment steps in to help allevi- However, the National Rifle
ate a shortage of ammunition Association of India (NRAI)
for training. secretary Baljit Singh Sethi said
The nation's leading medal a shortage of ammunition for air
prospects for the August Games weapon competitors was ham-
are in shooting, with pering preparations.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore On Friday, Sethi was
india's Rajyavrdhan Sig Rathore shoots during the
me' duletapsooig iala teAsa Gms n
Dohap Qaa eebe ,20.
quoted in the local media as
saying the government provided
the NRAI with all ammunition
for 23 yearly; but stopped doing
so two and a half years ago.
"I don't think it will be
worthwhile sending the
shooters to the Olympics.
The damage has been done. I
will take the issue up in our
next general body meeting
next month," Sethi said.
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-SUNDAYv CHRO II IE; It~h'jtjitch )08
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while trade at grain and cattle
markets was also disrupted.
Farmers are furious over the
government's decision to intro-
duce a'new sliding scale of ex-
port taxes, raising levies in some
cases up to 45%/.
President Fernandez who
took office in December last
year, succeeding her husband,
Nestor says the taxes are a
means to raise badly-needed
revenue, curb inflation and guar-
antee domestic supplies.
Argentina, a leading ex-
porter of beef, corn, soya oil
and soybeans, has benefited
from the recent global surge
in commodity prices.
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(BBC) The Governr oo Put Rco Anibal Acevedo Vila,
has pleaded not guilty to nineteen charges of corruption relat-
ing to his political campaigns.
Mr Acevedo has dismissed the charges as politically
He could face up to twenty years in prison if con-
The charges are related to allegedly illegal campaign
contributions which US prosecutors say were then used to pay
off large and unreported debts.
Governor Vila, who is up for re-election this year, has
accused the US Justice Department of targeting him for his cr~iti-
cism of an FBI raid in 2005 in which a pro-independence mili-
tant was killed.
Earlier, he had been greeted outside the courthouse by
hundreds of cheering supporters from his governing Popular
Democratic Party, which has been actively campaigning against
opposition proposals to make Puerto Rico the fifty-first US
Cuba f rees access to
(BBC) Cubans are to be allowed unrestricted access to mo-
The government-owned telecommunications company said
people would have access to mobile phone contracts within days.
Until now, mobile phones had only been available to for-
T ovwe iste let rk a sries oo easmeraess ies st:
access to consumer goods and information on the communist
The BBC's Havana correspondent says the government has
also hinted that it plans to lift other existing restrictions, such
as those on foreign travel and the in erne .
Ch mate c change
threatens human rights
(BBC) The United Nations has officially declar-ed that cli-
mate change is a threat to the human rights of people living in
small island states-
A proposal that the UN should recognize the dangers to
vulnerable communities has come from the Maldives, the In-
dian Ocean archipelago with 360,000 inhabitants, w~ho risk los-
ing their entire territory to rising sea levels.
A resolution approved by the UN's human rights council
in Geneva, said that climate change was a threat not just to the
global environment and the economy, but to life itself,
Stranded G hanaia ns
set to return home
(BBC) What was hailed at the time as a patj-blr eaking
direct flight between Africa and the Caribbean has enue1~l in dis
tress for up to 90 holidaymakecrs from Ghana-
They've been left stranded in Barbados for o\ic ;1 month
because their- char-ter aircraft failed to return to thel :-a~nd for
the return leg of the jour~ney.
sodeT de sn fo-i nr mii otor t(3Ghana has can., thle epi-
The strarl p passengers say they have been foul.: to w~ork
illegally ol Istruction site aund get by on unii shelter
Uut anl endl to their misery mary b~e in sight.
The West Afr~ican tour operator which omfarn
saidl the Ghanaian gover-nment has stepped in an '
a flight to get the travellers back home possible
il~L1C, as s
i sm~18~1mm17 e e- my wr- --:-- :--ws 1
Farmers are angry at a rise of up to 45% in export taxes
(BBC) Financial institutions and markets around the world
are making adjustments in the wake of the sub prime cheap
loans crisis in the Unitedl Sltates.
Several American banks hadi been offering low interest loans to
peole,"c w\ho? - irned out were not able to make the repayments.
13~ill'ipn of ollars have had to be written off, several banks have
Ifoldedl. iinterest rates have been adjusted and many, people have ei-
ther! lou! their homes or arr-e fcinge higher- mortgages.
:Idy one Caribbean prime minister, St. Vincent's Ralph
.cs. has voicedl concerns about the ripple effect this is likely
;e on his country and in7 the region.
So what~ ar~e the implllications fo~r the Caribbean?
Economlist, Dr Ter~rence Farr~ell, is a former deputy gover-
nlor of the Cenltral B~ank of Trinidad andi TIobago. He also runs
the economic research entity Business Insight.
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(BBC) Police in Brazil are
investigating claims by a 16-
year-old boy that he has mur-
dered 12 people.
The boy made the claim af-
ter being arrested on suspicion
of murder last week; in the
southern city of Novo
Hamburgo, its police commis-
The teenager's identity has
not been revealed because he is
Police said the boy claimed
he had killed in fits of rage or
to get revenge and in one case
because someone wanted to date
played school dropout killed
the six people with a shot to
the head and then followed it
with more shots to the body.
He said the boy had given
"trivial reasons" as justification
for the killings.
"He told me that he killed
one man because he flirted with
his girlfriend. He shot another
who gave him a blow to the
ear," Mr Plentz said.
"During interrogations, he
spoke with the frightening cold-
bloodedness of someone who
enjoys killing people."
The teenager lives in a vio-
lent neighbourhood of Novo
Hamnburgo in Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil teen 'killer' investigated
The boy was arrested on E~nizaldo Plentz said: "The he is implicated in at least six He will undergo psycho
Wednesday on suspicion of kill- number of murders could be murders. Perhaps he invented logical tests for the next 4
ing a 39-year-old shop owner. higher or lower. some of the murders." d
Police commissioner "As of now we know that MrPetzsi heue- ys.
Argentine farmers halt tax strike
(BBC) Farmers in Argen- at rises in export taxes on the 16-day protest which in- lorries carrying farm produce~
tina have suspended a crip- farm products. eluded roadblocks and caused either turning them back o
pling strike called in protest A farmers' spokesman said food shortages had been halted dumping the goods on the roach
to allow.talks with the govern-
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
hadi refused to negotiate with
the until the action was
She says the taxes will re-
distributee wealth, but farmers
say they and their communities
will be hit hard-
'State of alert'
Pedro Apaolaza, a leader of
one of the four striking groups'
told AP news agency the pro-
testers would remain on "a state
of alert and mobilised" ready to
"What we've decided is to
allow free transit on the roads
while these talks go on." he said.
As well as causing meat and
Clairy shortages in the shops,
the strike has hit exports and
triggered clashes in the capital
Protestei-s have stopped
TO0 W :,
At G~uy- '
3/29/2008, 10:42 PM
Brazil teen 'killer'
inV St ig ated
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Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park,
By Rickey Singh
HAVING WALKED out of Parliament last Thursday on the
passage of a motion to endorse the far-reaching 'Stake-
holders' Accord', question is whether the alliance of op-
po itio epearlies will nw alowalksiawaty from that his-
horrifcC hand a prhovedn% consensus Iolo ig te
the Accord represents a most encouraging national en-
deavour in the meeting of minds of all relevant sectors
of the society.
The refusal by opposition parties to support the
government's motion to give parliamentary sanction to
the 'Accord' was most surprising, to say the least. The
Accord is that result of an initiative by President Bharrat
Jagdeo that gained overwhelming response from stake-
The attempts by the opposition to condition sup.
port for the motion with acceptance
of amendments not pertinent to the approved text
of the Accord bring into question their sincerity in the
first instance to participate in the series of consultative
meetings that resulted in the signed document.
It is not that arguments by the PNCR, in
particular, on such issues as more opposition access
to state-owned media and enactment of a Freedom of
Information Act are without merit. Indeed, they are mat-
ters for objective consideration and action consistent
with mature political behaviour, by all sides, in a parlia-
mentary democracy. Misuse of the media, whether State
or privately-owned, and denial of legitimate access are
matters of relevance to democratic governance.
The question is: Why did the opposition choose to
link these and other issues that were unresolved prior
to the signing of the 'Stakeholders Accord' as being
conditional for bi-partisan parliamentary endorsement?
The PNCR, in particular, should remind itself of its own
role in spawning a political culture from which this na-
tion continues to be afflicted,
The approved Stakeholders Accord had no cave-
ats to justify the opposition 'walk-out' politics from par-
liament last Thursday. That development also warrants
critical assessments from those sections of the local
anti-government media that specialise in projecting what
they dislike about the PPP/C administration. -
Surely, the Stakeholders Accord did not lose its va-
lidity between the signing ceremony and the motion for
parliamentary endorsement. The government did well in
elevating its importance with parliament's approval. Bi-
partisan endorsement would have made quite a differ-
ence; but it was sacrificed on the altar of political expe-
The massacres at Lusignan and Bartica which,
undoubtedly, had greatly influenced the series of stake-
holders consultations that produced the Accord, should
not have been subsequently reduced to a political bar-
gaining process to satisfy a largely PNCR agenda.
What message is the alliance of opposition par-
ties that chose to walk out of parliament now sending
to the criminal enterprise at large in this nation? The
support of the parliamentary opposition is critical to the
realisation of the letter and spirit of the Accord.
They cannot want to be signatories to such a docu-
ment, painstakingly crafted at the series of stakehold-
ers consultations, and then walk away from their signed
Incidentally, did they previously indicate to civil
society's stakeholders that they were going to withhold
parliamentary endorsement of the signed Accord unless
Ick employed to clear undesired
ckgrowth wcre alwayshIired on an
m pen ST currently has) sne 7
10 more permanent staff than
at a loss was employed by NEOCOL.
up to the Furthermore, AST now pro-
uired the vides daily lunch to all of its
workers on the estate, whether
OL's sole they are permanent or tempo-
palm oil rary, as long as they show up
e refused for work. It is just one of the
oh es- manyh eoial impact pmogratme
some 66 project.
~Now that we have cleared
the IAST, the existing cultivated acreage
p ofPro- and can begin to harvest a
lad devel- greater area of palms, we are
nt topro- also moving forward with a new
variety of cash-crop cultivation project.
em crudeThis will result in even
more of the temporary pool of
ched and workers being hired perma-
est in the nently. Furthermore, having re-
io-diesel stored the cultivated portions of
rude palm the estate to a useful and pro-
estate to ductive state, we are now em-
id the clo- barking on a significant increase
id te reof cultivated acreage, having se-
d te re- cured a source of competitive
Palm seedlings from Costa Rica.
nt ye ars Indeed, we have partnered
aswi esh with our seednsupplier soothat
saad Ho- selves wth sae lngs eba oo -
whbeat Dr erested in palm oil cultivation.
eerbetmte Our business plan, submitted to
iecaue ofthe Government of Guyana as
hecaue of part of the privatization of
he rgion Wauna, included a schedule of
nificntly investment activities, and we
gy setor' are well on target with those
bio-desel We have increased our bio-
l Palm Es- diesel plant capacity signifi-
was com- cantly, this expansion having
sioned in been only recently completed.
Furthermore, we have begun to
ntracted to improve the physical plant on
of AST in the estate -buildings have been
an ul renovated and painted, the palm
uentl, the oil factory is going through sig-
th o- nificant overhaul, and we have
NICIL, ne- acquired more machinery to
ment and a groom and maintain the estate.
reement of In addition, soil and foliage
o AST toon the estate have been evalu-
il prduc- ated by experts both in Florida,
ss s wll. USA and Ontario, Canada and
quire the we have incurred significant ex-
pense to bring experts from
AS has Costa Rica to Wauna to assess
cultivated the best approach to the in-
NEOCOL crease of our cultivated acreage.
tion f the We have ourselves visited
harvested. plantations in Central America,
iringof a again to assess the best possible
parttime ways of approaching increased
als n toal) cultivation.
that hadWe have seen a reduction in
palm oil production over the
vere never past five months, despite har-
aff, and in- vesting a larger cultivated area
rs tht the of the estate. This is due to a
erated seasonal lean period.
who wereHowever, we have not re-
duced the amount of bio-diesel
supplied to the region. Instead,
at a significantly increased cost
to ourselves, whenever we have
faced shortages of palm oil, we
have resorted to the utilization
of petroleum diesel on the es-
tate, so that we can supply the
region with all of the bio-diesel
onS required for their needs.
We are committed to the
yrour partnership with the region, and
despite the difficulty in logis-
p ontics, production, and distribu-
tion in a region as remote as
re and Wauna, we have been able to
with meet our commitments to the
We would like to point out
~ that the operations with which
we are engaged are pioneening-
we have, with the IAST's help.
established the first and only
commercial bio-diesel operation
in G j e done so in a remote
part of the country, and havle
had to train staff members who
were unskilled mn this type of
operation, all within a very
In this type of endeavour, i
is unavoidable that we will hav<
challenges, and that from time t
tImn, we will encounter ra
tivities. However, given th
sterling performance of ot
workers and the giant stride
made, it is surprising and vet
sad to witness untruths beir
propagated, apparently for na
row political gains.
We wish to let all of the p
litical representatives in the R
gion know we are commit
to this project, we intend for
to be a success, and we see t
most important resource in tl
endeavour as being the peof
of the region.
We are prepared to sit do
with members of the media ,
all concerned stakeholder.
work out collaborative
proache stio r al problems
all nerned pa iess that
reserves the right to a zero
erance approach to the pr
gation of malicious untri
lies and slander.
As for the reports the
are desirous of abandonin
project, let me state emy
cally: nothing is further fro
truth. We are as commit
this project now as we w
the beginning, and I am e;
looking forward to the e
sion plans ahead.
Guyana is sometimes
ficult place to conduct be
particularly when one is
thousands of miles away,
are. I cannot say that H
not faced significant chain
with bureaucracy, logisti~
access to skilled labour.
ever, in Mr. Zahir Baccl
have found a capable a
cient General Manager,:
have been nothing but de
with the support we b
ceived from the worker
We urge the media
advised Member(s) of
ment to visit the estate
teract with our work
will see firsthand the i
ments that have been n
hear firsthand from out
on how they are tre;
how appreciated they f
ing a part of the futu
estate. We will extend
talities to those whe
take up this offer.
A small example
the IAST was con
AST to operate the
plant they built for a.
workers were trained
IAST had to sent
chemists from Georg
rotating basis. No\
diesel is produced
cians who grew up ir
area. The young me
produce bio-diesel u
pervision of Mr. Ba
is a trained Chemist
doing an absolutely!
job. It is a small ex;
plans we have for I
the local population
of the operation.
AS the President and-major
shareholder of Agri-Solu-
tions Technologies Inc (AST),
I am writing with significant
and grave concern regarding
a number of erroneous and
malicious comments uttered
in the media so ~thle ae W
Oil Palm Estate in Region 1.
It is our intent to seek legal
redress from the persons) who
have been responsible ferorigi-
nating these damaging state-
ments, but in the meantime
would like to inform the public
of the fallacy of the media re-
We would also like to regis-
ter our consternation that re-
ports in the media regarding our
operations are being made with-
out the necessary steps being
taken to contact AST or its rep-
aesentativ s. Thi osan inexcus-
Statements apparently made
byarj op iienv Member of
in oultsopemationsohv rsmce
In addition, there have been
man i corrc aeast ns e a
**AST has significantly re-
duced the number of employees
previously employed by
NEOCOL (the Government En-
tity which operated the estate
before AST acquired it) despite
previous assurances to the
** AST have been experi-
encing problems with their op-
erations, and have been unable
to supply enough bio-diesel to
the regional administration, re-
sulting in prolonged periods of
blackouts being experienced in
the Mabaruma sub-region.
** AST, despite promises to
the contrary, have not put any
funding into the estate, and have
not commenced with the
planned expansion of the acre-
age of oil palm under cultiva-
** As the major investor in-
volved, Mr. Dwarka Persaud is
dissatisfied with the investment
and is seeking to return the es-
tate to the Government of
We categorically refute
all of these malicious allega-
tions, and are taking this oppor-
tunity to discuss and clarify the
truth of our activities at the
Wauna Oil Palm Estate.
We became involved with
this project when the estate was
at an all-time low. NEOCOL
for many years and I
point where AST acq
In 2006, NEOC(
purchaser of crude
produced on the estate
tte ae imnedimte el
retrenchment of the
At the same time,
under the stewardshi]
fessor Suresh Narine, h
oped a local pilot plal
duce bio-diesel from a
feedstock, among the
Dr Natine approa
convinced us to inve
development of a b
Plant to convert the cr
oil produced on the
bio-diesel, so as to avo
sure ef he )estt ean
Over the last twe
atersluec sin Guyean ,
proc s nU industry a
ever, once we saw
Nainceo iasu dng )w
ested in the project b
its social impact in t
and its potential to sig
benefit Guyana's ener
employment, and dev
IAST was then c
to build a commercial
plant at the Wauna Oil
tate, and this plant ~
pleted and commis!
IAST was also col
train the employees (
ity control. Subseq~
privatization unit of
ernment of Guyana, ~
gotiated a lease agreed
Purchase and Sale agr
all movable assets t
take over the palm o
tion side of the busine
In July, 2007, AST ac
Since July, 2007
reclaimed the entire
estate, as during the
operation, only a frac
cultivated estate was
This involved the h
number of seasonal,
workers (23 individual
to clear the growth
taken over the estate.
These workers w1
hired as permanent st;
deed, during the yea
estate had been op
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IUNDAY6 CHRONICLE M/archi 30, 2008
COrporal pun is hment
shou Id remain
Sam a housewfife and the re-
cenrt hike inl prices for basic
.rm dtis Iav ben p
I have been following Ihe is-
sue of the flour prices as it di-
rectly affects my family which
i must say is large.
Flour is a main part of our
meal so I was very upset when
I read that the National Milling
Company (NAMILCO) and
Bakewell had decided to raise
tle prices of flour and bread re-
;pectively, after the Govern-
ment had zero-rated that item.
These two companies have
the support of the people be-
;ause they are the leading com-
ranesw h hou eh 11 os es
dollars each year and are in a po-
sition to hlelp their supporters.
Instead, they are not only turn-
an tthek, back-sobut taking ad-
It is, quite disgraceful on
NAMILCO's part to make
threats that 1f the market is
open they would be forced to
The step by the Ministry
of Commerce is a welcome one:
The Ministry should not be de-
terred by monopolistic compa-
nies whose only interest is in fill-
ing their pockets.
While the Ministry has
stated that the opening up of
the market is only temporary,
the step should help to
regularise the flour prices
and hopefully reduce it.
The government's move to
reduce the tax on diesel to
zero per cent is most wel-
come and should be seen as
a way to moderate the effects
of the high cost of fuel.
Guyanese often don't take
these things seriously but criti-
cize the government for not do-
ing anything for its people in re-
lation to the effects of the prob-
lem which most Caribbean
countries are faced with,
We must read more about
this global problem and have
better appreciation for what
this government is trying to do.
I also watt to say that the
ongoing statements by the
People's National Congress/Re-
form that VAT is increasing the
cost-of-living for Guyanese is
The PNCR should use
their time to educate viewers
as to the real reason for the
high prices which is now a
global phenomenon caused by
the switch in crops to facili-
tate bio-fuel production and
increases in oil prices.
I feel really proud to know
that our little developing
country has made an impact
on the issue of forest conser-
vation, and by extension cli-
mate change, following Presi-
dent Jagdeo's aggressive
lobby last year that countries
like Guyana, which do not cut
down their rainforest, should
Guyana, true to the cause,
donated one million acres of un-
touched rainforest (Iwokrama)
to the Commonwealth to be
managed on a sustainable basis.
Iwokrama recently announced
that for the first time, "inves-
tors will pay for the ecosystem
services produced by a
rinfrsf indin traif ga
water storage-utilities with glo-
bal significance which are van-
fishing as forests fall."
Guyana's importance in
these overall conservation ef-
forts must be underscored, as it
is one of only four intact
rainforests remaining! It also
needs to be said here that many
countries are guilty of denuding
their forests and this has been
seen to be having a negative im-
pact on them.
I felt vindicated that what
has been said before is prov-
ing true that our
rainforest is priceless. I read
what the director of Canopy
Capital, the company that
signed the rainforest conser-
vation deal in New York, said
when he asked: How could
blo ek and r norbt wnoo hh
Last year I had issued this
letter o thiennu Ha following
corporal punishment, and I
noaticedh r gently that ths
I said then is still relevant, as
nothing has changed. I hope
you will use your wise judg-
ment and reprint same.
Corporal punishment has
been in schools since so long,
and it was and is bemng used as
a means of ensuring discipline is
maintained. It habo seh'vewouas
consider breaking the rules of the
school. And I am sure that ev-
eryone would agree that the
rules of institutions are put
there for a reason, and that they
must be upheld for things to
Corporal punishment is not
administered to make anyone
feel inferior or superior but it
stitutions. I am sure that wo
be model citizens, but let's face
it: Some of them need a little
nudge to walk on the right path
because sometimes the tempta-
tions to stray are quite difficult
This is not 'physical abuse'
since it is only administered in
situations where it is entirely
necessary. and is only done by,
or under the supervision of, the
head-teacher in a controlled and
structured way. Maybe we
should look at another way of
administering it, ~or ways of en-
suring that it is done in the right
We are doing our best, and
Our intentions have remained
noble, and we believe our per-
formance has been exemplary
since acquiring the estate. We
believe what we are engaged in
is a project which can have a
lasting Guyanese national im-
;We therefore solicit the help
of all elected public: officials in
the region in addressing
collaboratively anly issues that
we may encounter in the future.
1Politicians have a mandated
to e to play in the development
of the economic and social well-
being of their constituents. We
respect this role and political
process, and you will find that
we will listen to your concerns.
be cmp dtel reove fom tet
school system, then what type
of dis ipin cwou Ideri ha" ?
changes wrought on this society
by the varying levels of violence
during these times how would
we ensure that our children do
not follow suit?
Should you use the argu-
ment that corporal punishment
adds in any way to the rising
violendee in our community, hs
Think of the society today as
compared to yesteryear whien
teachers were allowed to pun-
ish children in schools and af-
terwards if their parents found
out about it then they would get
a second 'licking' as we would
say. When the society was
stricter and parents had given
teachers the right to punish their
problems .ous tchan eaboutb i
Children have more free-
dom now, perhaps too much
in some cases. Some of the
students even take guns and
other weapons into the school
compounds and cause griev-
ous bodily harm to other stu-
dents who they would have
had a grouse with. Do we
then get rid of all forms of
punishments and let them
(Name and address
able lack of
H-lwever, we will also pot
tolerate miss-information, slan-
der, and politicization of our ac-
tivities. It is an obtuse strategy
to openly lie about a situation
which can be easily verified.
It: appears there is deeper
mischief afoot to thivart our
activities, by damaging our
reputation~ :inaiciouslX We
wish to i obrstr such del'rac
tors and mudslingers that
their untruths do not Serve '
the employees of AST, the
residents of Wauna or even
the progre s of Guyapa.
THE price of wheat on the
world market has risen sig-
nificantly; we are all aware of
several countries that are
rappling to keep their prices
It a minimum to help their
citizenss because of the con-
taOu soernment has first
ero-rated the item with the
roogh rliethtios thmge peolebue
Fortunately the prices did not
Iter down to the people. Now
ey have removed all admmnis-
alive restrictions on the im-
Ti sow that the Gov-
ament has the interest of its
tizens at heart and this sacri-
ce is very commendable even
though the Government is more
likely to be on the losing end.
Nevertheless, they want to ease /
the burden of the people, espe-
cially the poor.
Flour is a Guyanese staple
which the government recog-
nizes aind ii pre arednto ma e
the welf are of citizens.
ssGuyana isa flree market
exploiting the situation, I
urge that you think about the
poor and vulnerable. By rais-
ing your price excessively you
nuayh bea dehrivihngd a por
THE editorial, 'Time, Tide
and Sea wall' (Kaieteur
News, 28/03/2008) highlights
the fact that the Seawall is
both a blessing and a curse.
A blessing because it keeps
the Atlantic Ocean
from swamping Guyana's
1.3m (4ft) below-sea -level
been there, the water would
have simply drained away by
People generally have an in-
correct view about flooding and
the seawall. Flooding is not just
about the overtopping of the
seawall. It is about rainwater
being held back behind the sea-
Flooding is good for
Guyana as it provides nutrients
to the soil so farming can con-
tinue. The problem is, where we
want flooding and where we do
not. We want flooding from the
rivers onto the farmlands for the
cultivation of sugar, rice, veg-
etable produce and fruit pro-
duce. But we do not want it in
Presidential areas and some busi-
.Global warming does not
just push up the tides. It also
pushes up river, salting the land
as it brings seawater (the tur-
quoise seawater that some of us
dream~ about) into the nitekior,
It-ivould be flight of fancy
for people to? think that Gu\ ana
can just abandon the coastal
plain..'I'here is no nidhney to
..biild;:a pew Capiral City into...
e interiorr as the Brazihians did.
coe o acheeS s t6 1ct a
place in the interior that is not
just above sea level, but about
5 to 10 metres above sea level.
that is fertile to build farms and
other food infrastructures, and
hope that people gradually
move into the interior.
SThis would mean reducing
the budget of Georgetown, as
monies would need to be di-
verted to build this new Capi-
tal City. Reducing the monies
of Georgetown will send the
right message to businesses and
residents that Georgetown
needs to change its approach to
overcome the onslaught of the
budget, you would end up hav-
ing more people move from the
rural communities into
Somehow, I do not see
Guyana being proactive in pre-
venting a flooding crisis because
the political goodwill is not
there. So we are stuck with the
rich. and those with proper-ties
and businesses moving into the
interior and the poor being left
behind (until there is major
And, even if Guyana was
able to garner the political good-
will to get this project off the
ground, it may not end up be-
ing a panacea. There are still
other disasters like droughts,
hurricanes, earthquakes, volca-
noes, etc that can affect a new
Earthquakes in Guyana?
Better believe it! The shifting
mass of water and land would
create other pressure: points on
the continental crust. It would
also change the weather pat-
terns. So hurricanes in Guyana
may be on~the horizon.
1ut not everything is doom.
and shom. Nose ofj..the otheD..
disasters may happen.
should ellgetmus tlv ng in
flooded conditions regardless
of if we live in Guyana,
Canada, America, Britain, In-
dia, China or Africa.
A4M mighty glad that the By the way,
atechism of the Holy Apos- exclusivist belief tl
lic Catholic Church says tion for all m:
at "those through who no through no other
ult of their own, are igno- Catholic Catechi
nt of the Church, yet do not this very expli
lieve in her teachings, shall through the hol
saved." Catholic Church i
Thank you, Mr. Suseran. example of the exc
Spointing out that little the "Lnarrowly
kdioor to heaven that non- sect" that you
holies always knew existed. about in the first l
I have three lifebelts: the Cat- letter. Anid my nan
isml. my uninformed non- have an 'e' at the (
sensual infant baptismi into all persons sho
ly Mother Church and my that, Sir.
,Inned consensual adult bap-
n into the Temple Made M. Xiu Quan-
hut Hand~ How can I be
O pstP OilOn
r way (the
is a typical
ine of you~r
me does not
end. You of
so ashamed of the
viour of the Opposition
others of Parliament who
ed out because they did
get their own way on
t reminded me of my son,
Itwhe 11 dsn'et gethwhat
Iys and then would return.
his, I feel is another way u
>t commitments to fote~r
governance in G~uyana; it
1 seemn that this type of
They are our leaders; they
have to stay the course and
make their contribution. Mr.
Corbin's statement about a cha-
rade is a smokescreen because
he knew he would have been de-'
feated, so he had to make it look
a i hpl vas against what was
Thley really need to sto
this nonsense and get down tp
the task that they were
elected to do by their respec-
3/29/2003,. '0 4 PM
Price hPikes a problem
Zero-rating of diesel
Cs mmend r Ba ble
approach to rainforest
preservation weill noted
AHl restrictions removed
from importation of flour
The sea manl
blessing and a
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Sthe The two other '
it is 'pillars' were identified as 'eco-
nt in nomic integration' which lias :
lead always had a primary focus -
vtl and 'foreign policy coordi a-
on- tion'. Within recent years the
enormous challenges posed bly
their the epidemic of crime and yio-
new lence have compelled
'on CARICOM Heads of Gov~n-
s not ment to establish 'crime and:se-
:s of curity' as the 'fourth pillar, of
,fre- the Community. :
t. The Task Force, established
in July 2007 to assess the state
on of functional cooperation and
urag- make recommendations to el-
vern- evate its place in the march to-
make wards the CSME), offered a
more 'conceptual clarification' that
tion- more adequately fits the role as
mnu- a practical axid supportive pil-
Slar in the overall quest to attain
have the primary objectives of e
ight- region's integration movement.
unc- Over the years, the domi-
ap- nant features of functional
rime cooperation have been in health,
:e to education, culture, broadcasting
and information; transportation
e'an? (air and shipping), meteorologi-
pera- cal services and hurricane insur-
three ance; disaster preparedness, ii-
d, ag tra-regional public
;I ~LO Dcia secullr y,
labour administration and indus-
trial relations; technological and
The Task Force that was
established with a mandate to
assess the state of functional
cooperation an. responses to
current and future challenges
comprised CARICOM nation-
als of varying expertise and
Among them were Profes-
sor Sir George Alleyne, current
Chancellor of the University of
the West Indies, along with Dr
Edward Greene, chairman of the
Task Force, and CARICOM's
Assistant Secretary-General for
Human and Social Develop-
ment, both key players in last
year's special meeting in Port-
of-Spain on functional coopera-
The other Task Force mem-
bers were Dr Roderick Rainf ord,.
a former CARICOM Secretary-
Genera, Professor Denis Benn,
Angela Cropper, Jimmy
Emmanuel, Dr Carissa Eitenne
and Leon Higgs.
The report of the Task'.
Force should serve as a-useful
tool in helping CARICOM to
expand and deepen functional
cooperation. A pertinent ques-
tion, however, is whether the
Prime Ministerial Sub-commit-
tee on Functional Cooperation,
established at the recent
CARIICOM summit in Nassau,
is appropriately comprised to
bie a vanguard mechanism to ac-
celerate and oversee implemen-
tation of decisions.
It has not escaped attention
that the chairman of this sub-
committee, The Bahamas' Prime
Minister (rlubert Ingraham, rep-
resents ii ("ARICOM state that
is not a signatory to the CSME,
and is generally viewed as be-
ing on tpe periphery of the re-
gional integration movement.
The criteria for choosing
members of Prime Ministe-
rial Sub-committees have
never been well explained.
Therefore, with the latest
creation of another such sub-
commiittee now on Fune-
tional Cooperation there
would be renewed interest in
critical assessments of the re-
sults flowing from such gov-
ernance mechanisms, as well
as from the CARICOM Bu-
reau itself as a 'management
committee' that meets be-
tween regular Heads of Gov-
ermnoent and Inter-Sessional
Analysis by Rickey Singh
NEW INFORMATION com-
ing out of the 'Nassau Sum-
mit' of CARICOM leaders
confirm that they remain at
a distance from advancing the
governance mechanisms of
the Community, foremost
being the long-mooted high-
le vel commission ,
empowered with executive
authority, to ensure imple-
mentation of decisions.
Further, as they continue to
reaffirm commitment to the cre-
ation of a CARICOM Single
Market and Economy (CSME)
by 2015, it is becoming evident
that the quasi-cabinet system
introduced some years ago, with
specific portfolio responsibili-
ties assigned to the Heads of
Government, requires urgent
critical review in the face
of yawning gaps between dis-
cussions and decisions tlat are
shelved or being ignored.
While a new emphasis is
being placed on the establish-
ment of Prime Ministerial Sub-
committees the latest one
created by the March 7-8 meet-
ing in Nassau on 'Functional
Cooperation' there are also
new questions on the criteria
for selection to these bodies,
their modalities of operations,
and how assessments are made
to determine their effectiveness.
SIn this prevailing situation,
and with no action yet taken
on mandated reports, some
more than five years old, pere
training to the need for appropri-
ate restructuring for better func-
tioning of the CARICOM Sec-
retariat, the Heads of Govern-
ment decided at their Nassau
nliceting to now establish a sub-
committee, comprised of' some
of them, to consider the
'role and status' of the relation-
ship between the Community
Secretariat and the Caribbean
Regional Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM); and the
latter's relationship with the
Council for Trade and Economic
Why this has emerged in
2008 as such a priority is yet
to be officially explained, other
than that the initiative for this
sub-committee has come against
the backdrop of known tension
in relations between the'CRNM
and the Secretatiat.
A significance of relevance,
on this issue,iis the notable
omission of St Vlincentl and the
Grenadines froin this shb-com-
mittee, since ~it pertains to
forms of governance, and for
which the adlhinistrhtion of
Prime Minijster,; Ralph
Gonsalves currently hDlds lead
responsibility among the Heads
Incidentally, St Vincent and
the Grenadines is also absent
from the seven-tnember
Prime Miniiterial Sub-com-
mittee on Functional Coopera-
tion that was created at
Nassau meeting, when
known that the government
Kingstown currently holds
responsibility for a most
area in functional co-operatic
air and sea transportation.
Unless, of course, in
functional cooperation doer
recognize the imperative
such cooperation at a time o
gion-wide public disconten
Nevertheless, it is enco~
ing that~our Heads of Go\
ment seem determined to r
functional cooperation n
meaningful in the lives of na
als of the Caribbean Com
Consequently, they i
accepted the report of an e:
member Task Force on F
tional Cooperation and
proved the creation of the P
advance the objectives.
But what does it all m
For a start, 'functional cool
tion' has been one of the t
main pillars of CARICOMU
By Rev Kwame Gilbert
THIE Question was asked of
me once: "What is Guyana's
greatest hindrance to eco-
nomic and social develop-
ment?" My immediate re-
sponse was: "Racial convict."
Conflict as a ~whole is very
complex, and has many factors
and conditions that conti-ibute
to its emergence and iontlnued
existence. There are; structural
and relational factors. Conflict
is a product of structural fac-
tors, involving political, social,
economic and institutional dy-
namics, and relational factors,
reflecting antithetical goals, val-
ues, interests -and motivations.
Conflicts tend to emerge out of
complex interaction between
historic, psychological, and cul-
tural factors that shape the di-
vergent goals of the parties.
Some conflicts rise out of long-
term hostile relationships be-
tween members of different
identity groups, and are marked
by sporadic outbreaks of vio-
lence. This pattern, in a gen-
eral sense, is especially com-
mon in multi-sthnic communi-
ties where multiple politicised
groups exist but political con-
trol is dominated by -one group
that is unresponsive -to the
needs of other groups. Such
conditions give rise to Pro-
.tracted Social Conflict.
"Protracted Social Conflicts
are based in~ Jeepseated raial, ~
ethnic and relingous reason
combined with political doinina- .
tion that results in the vic~tim-
ization of one or more groups."
(Levy 1996) :
In the context of Guyana,
we must examine their historical
context of the racial conflict and
its interrelatedness with
Guyana's post colonialisti po-
litical history. To fully tinder-
stand the influence of racial
conflict on~national develop-
ment, one must examine the so-
cial, cultural, political, religious
and, of course, the econoipical
aspects -of national life. 4
The genesis of racial icon-
flict in Guyana, Iwou~ld suggest, -
stretches way back to a time in
our history that most of our
young people are too young to
know of, and for the older fiilks,
too painful to forget.
The saddest period` in
Guyana's history were those
years of the early sixties, when
the two major races, Indians and
Africans, were divided over
who should lead the country
into Independence. This was
not the doing of the people
themselves, but rather an or-
chestration by political-players
to divide and. rule. This plot
was further perpetrated through
foreign .intervention, which
eventually led .Guyana into a
season of racial disturbance un-
like any this country had ever
The conflict between
Guyana's two ma or races, In-
dians and Africansi camve to the
fore in 1955 when Forbes
.Burnham, whose mriin support
was derived from the Afri-
cans, broke awa) from the
People's Progres~i~ve Party
leaving the party with mainly
Indians, and' formed the
People's National Congress.
In an attempt to.secure the
loyalty and support of their
constituents, leaders of both
parties began their appeal pri-
marily on the basis of race and
not on issues of policy or any
such consideration. Violent
conflicts characterized this di-
vide, and the years succeeding
the 1960s were punctuated
with the beatings and killings
of persons perceived to be
supporters of the other party-
Dynamiting and the burning of
public buildings also contrib-
uted significantly -to prolong-
ing this racial c~nflict.
The race politics practised
in Guyana where political ex-
clusivity aligned one group
against another is extremely
harmful to this country. In re-
cent years, however, Guyana
has made tremendous strides in
bridging this gap between the
two major race's. The work of
both major political parties as
well asi the Ethnic Relations
Commidision (ERC) in deliber-
ately working towards greater
social cohesion and transpar-
ency has created, not necessar-
ily, an ideal environment but
one that by far represents tre-
mendous progress from our
It isi now our responsi-
bility as citizens to put at
exid to this madness in prin
ci le and practice. We mus
speak out against any at
tempt political players, o
adiyone for, that matter, wh
seeks to perpetuate raci:
disharmony in our country
We must confront this ev
axid forever eradicate
from our society. We can r
tutrn this great nation to b
ing: One People, One N
tion, One Destiny. Let
stop this madness.
Page 8 & 21.p65
Cooper r at ion and
governance in CARICOM
* * outlined in the Treaty of service; harmonisation o
se estr ons on dec tsr on-makan
Chaguaramas that brought it law and legal systems of
SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 30, 2008 -9
Where is Marg inalization? esst
Table 1.3: Re~oionacl catg~ori-artion of Heads of Schools by Ethnicitr
Reoion ., # Alfr~icanr (%) I ndan) # Othter~s (%) Tota~l
1 33 53)6 (10)) 23 (37) 62
8 (30) 11 (41) 8 (30) 27
3 5-6 (36) 76 (49C) 22 (14)15
4 238 (5 94 (23)i5 78 (19) 4110
5 35149 23 32)14 (19)) 72
6 88s (412) 86(1)3 (10) 208
7 13 (3 12(3 ) 1(31)
8~ : 7 (54) 3 (8) 3 8)1
9 28s (48) 1(2)2 (0 58
10 ~ 53 (7)4 15 (21) 72
Total 559 (50).3%) 316 (28.4%) 237 (21.3%/) 1112
Source .Tea~chmn Se~rvice C ommission. 2006(
Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. invites applications from suitably qualified
persons to fill the position of PERSONNEL ASSISTANT within the Personnel
Department Middle Street. Under the general direction of the Personnel Officer -
Staff Change. The incumbent will provide support in the performance of clerical
and technical tasks in the areas of recruitment along with but not limited to the
Diploma In Management or Personnel and Industrial Relations from an
accredited tertiary instuition whilh at least three (3) years expenence in
Human Resources practices.
Five (5) subjects CXC or GCE wIzhich should include M~lathematics and
English Language, as well as a Certificate in Industnal and Socral Studies
Critchlow Labour College (CLC) or Indusinal Relations and Management
Institute of Distance and Conhinuing Education (IDCEI along with five (5) years
experience In Human Resources practices
A detailed Job Description can be found on our website
www.gplinc.com. Interested persons who meet the above criteria
should send their applications and complete resumes to:
TheGepnutANH~umeanERReasore s Clsanager
257/9 Mliddle Street
Apptlications with Resumes should be submitted before M~onday 17 August 2008
Table 1.1: Senior Administrative Ranks by Ethnicity in the Public Service
Position Total # Indlians (%) # A\fricans (%) #Others (%)
Permanennt Seeretanesr 19(0)-(0 0 (0,)
PASs. Assts. 10 14(0 (15i) 3 (15)
Acc~ountant (Heads)~li 1041 22 (2l) OR (65) 1 1)
()ffice~ri 13 o (0)1310) 0 (0)
DeCPuty~ PSs. Direcctors.
and others 37 h (1( 4 65 7 (19)
Pecrmanent Secre'tarles 9 (60)) 6 (40O) o (0)
A~~w.~ Ast. 16(2) 15 (71) (0)
\ccountant (Headsl) 26 5 (19) 21 (81) (0
THE experience of social
large numbers of people
across the globe, people of dif-
ferent classes, colors,
ethnicity, age, and gender.
The experience of social
marginalization is vivid in
countries of both the core and
pe ihr of the wrld s-
tem. Ad an ed eeconomics .
velopmeht, then, is no guar-
>urce:: Public Service 'vIinistryv Records. 2(007 1006
45 (53) I 10 (12) 85
stal 199, (32) ,
Iree: 'vlinistry of Education. 2002. 3006
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JlI passengers holding tickets for travel
to New York after 18th M~ay, 2008,
are kindly asked to contact:
~ORTH AMERICAN AIRLINES
126 Carmichael Street,
South Cummingsburg, Gltown, Guyana.
Phone: (592) 227-5805, 227-3896, 227-5838
Fax: (592) 227-4164.
"The experience of social
marginaliZation is vivid in countries
Of both the core and perinher of the
vWorld system. Advanced economic
development, then, is no guarantee
Denmark is one of those
countries in the world with the
lowest level of social and eco-
nomic inequality; yet Denmark
has problems of integrating
some groups into the labour
And so, for comiparative
purposes, let uts now: review the
status of ethnic participation in
the Public Service during the
People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) administration
circa 2002 and 2006. partly
based on my earlier work on So-
cial Marginalization &
Ethnicity: A Preliminary Study.
We are not focusing on compe-
tence, only on ethnic distribu-
tion within the Public Service
and some autonomous agencies.
At the level of the Perma-
nent Secretary, both Indians and
Africans are in fairly equitable
numbers. However, Africans
control all other senior admin-
istrative and executive posi-
tions, such as. Deputy Perma-
nent Secretaries. Principal Assis-
tant Secretaries, Assistant Sec-
retaries. Accountant Heads, and
Senior Personnel Officers. Afn.
cans, therefore, are not
(Please turn to page 10)
e'pu'ty PSs. Directors.
rble 1.2: Tv >es of School Heads by- Ethnicity
y-pe of schools # Indians # Africans (%)
61 (29) 1
82 (2) j
116 (19) 1
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Interested persons are encouraged to apply
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An-r'tant Commissioner Cecil Bovell DSM/,
Guyana Police Force Band,
applications should be in by Friday,
April 25, 2008.
Table 1.4: Regoional Edurcation Officers
Ethnicity 2006 # (%) 2002 # (%)
Indians 4 (40) 4 (410)
Africans 6 (60) 5 (50)
Others I 10)
Total 10 10
Source~ TeaClunea Ser\.ce Comnullsl Onl 2006i
Table 1.5:- Unil ersity of Giuvana Academic Faculty~ by Ethnicity 2006
Faculty # Indians # Africans (%) # Others (%) Total
Agriculture 0 5(71) 2(29) 7
Arts 0 1(100) -1
Education 9 (16) 41(75) 5(9) .55
Health 0 6(86) 1(14) 7
:1atural 2 0(44l) 19(43) 6(13) 45s
Social Sciences 9(20) 33(73) 3(7) 45s
Technology- 3(10) 22(76) 4(14) 29
Total 41 (22%) 127 (67%) 21 (11%) 189
Source: JUniv-ersity: of Giuyana. 2006
TOURISM CAREER OFFORMUIllES 7. CLAiSS FIEDS
PRDUT 18 EHERS 1 ~ I/ *!
HOIEi ., in vaj~ J.Li L 1110m~gyanact
days. If they do that, then those
judges will surely do what
Musharraf intervened to stop
them from doing in November:
They will rule that his "re-elec-
tion" in October contravened
the Constitution, and order him
to leave office.
Left to its own devices,
try for half the time since Inde-
pendence, it is always careful to
safeguard its popularity with
the public: It only moves to in-
tervene at times of despair, and
this is a time of hope. It may
be false hope, but the voters
feel they have accomplished
something, and it would be a
grave mistake for the army to
Couldl the United States
persuadle the army to save
Musha~rmfl' Not at the corporate
level. 11 mnight find a few amnbi-
lious coblonels. but all previous
military interventions in Paki-
stan have been done by the en-
tire military establishment, act-
ing under the authority of its le-
gally appointed commanders.
The few ambitious colonels
would be repudiated and
By Gwynne Dyer
TWO things are needed for
the current tramn of events m
Pakistan to have a happy end-
ing. One is that ex-general
Pervez Musharraf accepts
his rejection by Pakistan's vot-
ers gracefully andi leave office
without too mulch fluss. "This is
theZ people's verdict against
him...He should accept the talcts
and he should not create hulrdles
and rifts," as former prime min-
ister Nawaz Sharif. whom
Musharral overthrew in 1999,
The other necessary condi-
tion of a happy outcome is that
the White House, Musharraf's
enthusiastic backer ever since
the terrorist attacks of Septem-
ber, 2001, doesn't try to save
Hanging onto the com-
mander-in-chief's job for ten
years, until he was three yea s
past the obligatory retirement
age, did not endear
Musharraf to his fellow
generals, nor was his perceived
subservience to American inter-
ests popular among them. When
the new c-in-c, General Ashfaq
Kayani, said after last month's
election that the army would
stay out of the political process,
he probably meant it,
In that case, Musharraf's
problems are probably terminal.
In the parliamentary elections of
18 February (postponed for six
weeks after the assassination of
Benazir Bhutto in December),
the ex-general's tamle political
par~ty. the PML-Q. wonl only 15
per' cent of` the seats. That share
roughly correspondls to the level
of popular approval for him
personally in the opinion polls,
so he really doesn't have much
to work with,
In retrospect, last autumn's
successful campaign to force
Musharraf to doff his uniform
was exactly the right tactic,
since without the power to
command the army directly, he
has become much more vulner-
able to public opinion. He man-
aged to get himself "re-elected"
to the presidency anyway,
mainly bty keeping his uniform
on until the old Parliament
(where his supporters were the
largest faction and others could
be bought) had chosen him again
as president but that just
created different vulnerability.
The Pakistani Constitution
forbids military officers from
running for the presidency for
two years after they leave the
armed forces, but
Musharraf did not dare re-
tire from the army until he was
safely re-elected president last
October. Since that made his re-
election illegal, in
November he fired the chief
juIstice and 12 othler members of
the Suprecme Court whom he
suspected of planning to enforce
the law against him (plus some
50 other judges), and declared a
about terrorist threats, to give
his action political cover.
He got away with that at
the time, but now it is coming
back to bite him. The state-of-
emergency was lifted in Decem-
ber to hold the Parliamentary
election, in which Musharraf
expected Benazir Bhutto's Pa-
kistan People's Party (PPP) to
win and to make an alliance
with him. One cannot know
what Benazir Bhutto actually
intended, but it was certainly
Washington's plan that she
would become prime minister,
and thus save Musharraf's
presidency by giving it a more
or less democratic facade-
Her assassination guaran-
teed that the PPP, now led by
her husband, Asif Ali Zardari,
would win a majority in the
election on a sympathy vote,
but it also voided whatever deal
there may have been between
her and Musharraf. The PPP
duly won almost half the seats
when the election was finally
held last month andi the party
led by the mnan Musharraf over-
threw in 1999', former prime
minister Nawaz Sharif, won
more than a quarter.
These two parties have now
agreed to form a government to-
gether and to reinstate all the
judges whom Musharraf re-
moved from office within 30
So Pakistan is going to be a
democracy again, at least for a
The coalition is made up
of people whlo do not like or
trust one another and the
economy needs urgent atten-
tion, but at the very least it
is better than more of
Musharraf. At best, it is a
chance for a nuclear-armed
country of 160 million people
to stop playing zero-sum po-
litical games and start taking
(From page nine)
a third of Scho~ol Heads, and
oler half are Africlans. Mlost
School Heads In only Regions
2 andJ 3 are Indians, istule the
majority of School Heads In
Regions 4, 5, and 10 are Afrt-
cans. Table 1.3 shows the re-
gional ethnic breakdowns
There were notable unfilled a-
cancies for School Heads dur-
ing these years.
Under the PNC regime. it
was not unusual to, 11d on a -
erage 70% of African Regional
Education Officers (REDOs). In
2006, there was a declining eth-
nic imbalance to the point
wvhere w~e hadl 559; of African
and -159; Indran REDOs.
Table 1.5 shows a dispro-
portionate number of African
over Indian academic staff at
the University of Guyana over
recent years. African academ-
ics control the didactic di-
mension at faculty levels. The
ethnic imbalance among aca-
demics is astounding 229.
of Indians as opposed to 67%r
of Africans occupy faculty po-
sitions. Onll3 in Natural Sci-
ences, Indians were at par
UNTIL NEXT WEEKC...
marginalize~d in the upper levels
of the hierarchy in the Public
Service. There, however. Is an
el olvlng ethn rue mi\ the tuer-
arch. of control throughout the
This Table Illustrates the
ethnlesty~ of Head:. In Nursery.
Primary, and Secondan schools
Most Hecads are Africans in all
three types of school. Only in
Primary schools do Indians
show some competitiveness
with Africans for headships.
Indians comprise less than
A Chance to Grow Up
SGUYANA SUGAR CORPORATION INC
1~-a~FIIEP CI1P:~~~b~ ..
INVITATION? FOR BIDS
(Please turn to page 12)
The Giuyana Sugar Corporation inc., through its Engineering Services
Department, LBI, E.C.D invites sealed bids to construct the following: -
1. Modification to consignment stores at MMD Ogle
2. Repairs to roofofstaffclub Rose Hall Estate
3. Rehabilitation of Double Door Sluice - Rose Hlall
4. Repairs to roof of Fertiliser Bond at Blairmont Estate
5. Repairs to roof of Field workshop at Blairmont Estate
6. Replacement of Factory Intake tube at Albion Estat~e
Interested contractors are asked to check with the Engineering Services
Departtment to purchase bids by latest F~riday, April 18, 2008
Compulsory Site visits at bidder's own expense are arranged f'or: -
()Monday, April 7, 2008 at 1 :30pm for Ogle Compound
Wednesday, April 9,2008 at9~:30amfor Rose lall Estate andl1:30pm7for
*) I'hursday. April 10.2008 at 9:S30m for Blairmont Estate.
Bids must include a copyI of business registration and valid Tax and NIS
Bidrs must be appropr~iatelyi marked and delivered to Gjuysuco H ead Otfhce, Ogle
Tender Box; #s7 &~ 8. on or before 2 pmn on Fr-iday. April 18, 20)08.
Th1e Guyana Sugar- Corporation Inc. reselrves thle right to accentr or. reject any~ or. all
Of th~e lenders without assigning any: reason(s).
220-2197 220-2891-4C- -~
consumers, and alternative
sources of energy, inclusive of
hyr roe n h s fba-
policy for Guyana was prepared
in 1994. Progress has been made
in the implementation of this
strategy, with GPL placing pri-
ority (in its D&E Plan 2007 -
tio :ih e 0 0W hyrel
pre-feasibility study was also
completed in August 2005 for a
750 MW hydropower project
at the Turturba Rapids.
Focus is also placed on so-
lar energy, especially in the
Hinterland areas, including
Capoey, Kurukubari, Yarakita
and Muritaro, which are a few
examples of communities that
have benefited from this inter-
A Memorandum of Under-
standing was also signed be-
tween GPL and GUYSUCO
which will see GUYSUCO de-
veloping a 20 MW bagasse
power plant as an independent
power producer. These initia-
tives form part of the
government's strategic vision in
repositioning the energy sector
to meet future demands.
We must understand that
the financial condition of the
industry and its ability to
make future generation,
and environmental invest-
ment is largely dependent on
the extent to which costs are
recovered by rates, reduction
of line loss and theft. We
must therefore commit our-
selves as responsible con-
sumers to support
Government's drive towards
improving the service of GPL.
R O Sitiomni of .
By Irfaan Ali for the first time. Between 2003 and 2007, losses creased by 155.3% (HDI page
In this article, I wish to ex- were further reduced by 8.1%. 303, 2007 2008 Report). IRFAAN ALI
amine the various initiatives
presently under implementation
by. the Corporation to
strengthen the legal, regulatory
and institutional framework of
the Guyana Power and Light
Corporation (GPL), in order to
accelerate the development and
extension of the electricity sec-
Among the focus GPL is
embarking on is a loss reduction
strategy through the replace-
ment of defective meters and the
introduction of new metering
technologies to ensure accurate
recording of electricity con-
sumption for the benefit of both
the consumers and corporation.
The program also seeks to
establish a new Customer Infor-
mation System that would assist
in establishing a reliable and ef-
ficient customer database and
billing system. On the issue of
line loss, GPL has come a long
way despite the challenges that
lie ahead. In 2003, electricity
losses were recorded at 42.7%.
By 2005, a loss assessment
study was conducted- by the
Power Planning Associates of
the United Kingdom to map out
a strategy for loss reduction
which determined that total
losses were 40.39 per cent, of
which 11.04% was attributed to
electricity theft, costing the com-
pany some $2.4 billion annually.
Looking ahead, reduction of
technical and non-technical
losses will be at the core of
GPL's activities over the next
five years. It is projected that
losses will be 15.5% overall by
The government's primary
focus is to provide electricity
service that is affordable and re-
liable, reaching all sections of
the Guyanese society. The gov-
ernment subscribes to the fact
that in every system, there is
scope for improvement. And
GPL is no exception. Modern
management must therefore be
dynamic, timely and respon-
sive. Similarly, consumers must
be responsible and receptive,
ensuring that their part of the
contractual obligation to the
corporation is fulfilled, while at
the same time ensuring their
rights as consumers are pro-
It is important for us to un-
derstand that changes in popu-
lation size, the size of homes
and the number of housing units
affect either negatively or posi-
tively the quality, reliability and
consumption of electricity.
Over the last 14 years
(1990 2004), electricity con-
sumption by households has
grown faster than the popula-
tion. Over this period, per
capital use of electricity has in-
In the HIV/AIDS indicator
survey page 11 it states: "As
many as 78% of the Guyanese
households have electricity, with
little difference between urban
and rural households 82 and 76
% respectively as of 2005."
This figure is going to increase
substantially as in 2007 alone,
under the Unserved Electricity
Program, more than 33,000
households in Regions Two
Three, Four, Five and Six now
have access to electricity.
The customer-base in 1999
was approximately 100,000 as
compared with 137,000 in 2007,
an increase of approximately
37% within eight years, whilst
generation by megawatt hour
per month has increased from
37,394 in 1999 to 46,500 in
:We must also understand
that there is also a positive cor-
relation between growth in in-
corite and demand for electricity
as increases in income creates its
own demand for larger homes
and new appliances.
Over the years, through
meafiiingfill intervention by the
government, GPL has re-
sponded- satisfactorily to this
IT IS without a doubt that
this government over the last
15 years has invested tremen-
dous resources both human
and financial in the transfor-
mation of the electricity sec-
tor. When the PPP/C took of-
fice in 1992, Guyana Electric-
ity Corporation's generating
capacity was 60 megawatts
(MW) which provided limited
and spontaneous power for
Demerara, Essequibo and
The Demerara system was
dependent on the 29-year-old
Kingston steam station and the
16-year-old Garden of Eden
power station. Over the last 14
years, we have seen enormous
development, some of which
,plant at Garden of Eden, 6 MW
of mobile caterpillar capacity in
~1995 and 7.2 MW in 1996 all
helping to meet the demands of
the Demerara Grid. In addition,
a second phase of the Garden
o~f Eden plant was commis-
sioned in 1996, thereby adding
a further 11 MW to the
Demerara system. Between
1994 and 1997, a total of 54.35
MW of new generating capac-
ity was installed in Demerara
,and Essequibo. In is also under
this government that Leguan
and Wakenaam got electricity
growing demand, to the extent
that by mid 2007 as a result
of increased generation, replace-
ment of defective meters and the
improvement brought about by
the loss reduction program -
they were able to record a 7.1%
increase in current receipts,
even against the rising prices of
fuel, which accounts for in ex-
cess of 70% of GPL's operat-
Important to note is that
there is no sign of any dimin-
ishing investment in the electric-
ity sector by the government.
The aged infrastructure, coupled
with increased population
growth and demand for quality
customer service, continues to
motivate the government and
GPL to meet the needs and re-
quirements of the consumers at
an affordable price.
The government further
recognizes the rising cost of fuel
as a potential danger that can
negatively affect the provision
of cost-effective, reliable and
sustainable power supply, thus
a number of initiatives have
been undertaken to promote
better consumption patterns by
c- "I X
t Oistins: From left are Ms Coretta Braithwaite. Barbadian government ministers
essrs Stephen Lashley and Steve Blackett, and Mr. Adrian Jonas on opening night.
Photo courtesy of the Guyana Consulate in Barbados.)
uyana learns a few
tr ic ks fr om Oist in s'
WO officials associated
Ith the now popular
ockstone Fish Festival here
Guyana were in Barbados
t weekend to see how their
Ija tconuaner artse re1 it
stins Fish Festi-val. now in
The pair, MIs CoreL .
Brailhwaire and Mr. Adrian
Jonas of the Region Ten Tour-
ism Development Association
was quoted in release from the
Guyana consulate on the island
atsa in thethLn tdh t e Fyn
Fish was "most rewarding and
beneficiall. thanks in no small
measure to the event's organiz
ers, the Oistins Fish Festival
Committee, more in particular
its~chairman, Mr. Dan Carter.
While in Barbados,
Braithwaite and Jonas were
enne t-ru oih c 1 V- e
among other interestingp sights.
3/29/2008, 10 28 PM
SUSAID G~uyana HIVIAIDS Reductioni and Prevention (GHARP) Project
44 High Street. Kingston. Georgetown, Guyana, South America
d' Tel:592-231-6311 Fax:592-231-6349
UTSAID Guyana HIV/AID)S Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Project (A Joint
Government of Gulyana U.S Government: Project) invites applications from suitably
qualified persons to fill the position of:
Tlhe Sales Promoter- will be responsible for the promotion and distribution of products
and services of the UJSAID G~uyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHIARP)
Project which will include condoms and Strategic Behavior Change (SBC) materials;
primarily in Regions 2 and 7, as well as, through collaboration with representatives of
selected condom distribution companies, and thle Private Sector/Wborkplace program of
Willingness and ability to travel throughout the country up to 70%/ of the time-
Must be the holder of valid license to ride a motorcycle or drive a car.
*Familiar with the conditions and constrasints of traveling to mining and logging
operations in the hinterland.
Travel to Georgetown at least once per month to attend sales meetings at
MINIM UM REC RUITMENT STAN DARDS:
Must possess at least 5 passes at CXC or equivalent, with a minimum of two
years experience in commercial sales or worked previously as a community
outreach person for a project. .
Residing in Regions 2 or 7 can be a distmect advantage.
This position is initially for a contractual period of six (6) months.
Applications must include the name, address and contact number of at least two (2)
referees, one (1) from a community member and or former employers as to your suitably
of the position.
Please send applications to the PROGRAM ASSISTANT, MARKETING &
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By Sarada Singh
CHAIRMAN of the Ethnic
(ERC), Bishop Juan Edghill,
on Thursday, handed over its
research results and the 2007
Annual Report to Speaker of
Georgetown. was also attended
by other ERC Commissioners
and Government Ministers
Kellawan Lall and Jennifer
The researched compilation
was the result of ERC consul-
tation with the African
Guyanese community, between
November 13 and 16, 2007, to
ascertain their perceived needs.
Edghill said some of the con-
cerns surrounded alleged
marginalisation of the group,
underdevelopment of their vil-
lages and the necessity for rec-
o~gnition of the Rastafarian com-
munity as a religious and cul-
marcinalised in areas of land, fi-
nance, indigenous religion and
Edghill said the presenter
claimed that, since emancipa-
tion, the efforts of African
Guyanese to develop their vil-
lages were sabotaged by the co-
lonial masters and others, whom
be referred to as enemies who
SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Mr. Ralph Ramkarran displays the Ethnic Relations Commission consultation results
and its 2007 annual report after the presentation on Thursday at Public Building. (Photo by Quacy Sampson)
do not have the interest of the
perceived victims at heart.
The man also pointed to
the marked difference in
infrastructural work in African
and East Indian communities,
the ERC Chairman said.
According to Edghill, it was
argued that, because of the edu-
cation system at schools in the
African Guyanese community,
the children are not properly
educated, due to the lack of
competent and qualified teach-
"It was observed that,
while competent African
Guyanese teachers are ap-
pointed to teach in East Indian
communities, East Indians are
not teaching at schools in Afri-
can Guyanese communities," he
Edghill said there was also
a call for a revitalisation of Af-
rican Guyanese villages where
there is claimed obvious degra-
dation, notably between
Georgetown to Parika and
Georgetown to Rosignol.
He said another complaint
was that National Communica-
tions Network (NCN) refused
to broadcast African related
programmes and that it is de-
rogatory and insulting to refer
to African descendants as Ne-
Edghill said the ERC was
told that neither it nor the Gov-
ernment can organise the Afri-
can Guyanese community, as
that population has to follow
rules and guidelines not suitable
to them and those who should
represent them have not done
He said another argument
was for a review of laws on
narcotics and those pertaining to
marriage and bigamy.
In addition, Edghill said,
the failure to complete the in-
vestigation in a timely man-
ner can be attributed to un-
timely complaints and the
ERC not having the power to
Ramkarran, in brief remarks,
thanked the ERC for its contri-
bution and said the matters dis-
cussed in the compendium are
topical in nature.
He said it has been
recognized by the public that
the problems are affecting
large sections of society but
he is optimistic that the docu-
mentation will be used con-
structively, to provide rel-
evant information pertaining
to the issues.
while the fish species in the
two countries may differ some-
what, there is a certain "univer-
sality" of spirit and excitement
when people can fish together
and consume the nutritious
fruits of their labour.
Begun in 1977, the Oistins
Fish Festival was intended to
improve the economic fortunes
of the fisher-folk at Oistins; en-
hance their social status in the
almniy sraisehthe e tep
and highlight Oistins as a major
The event, which is essen-
tially a street fair, traditionally
begins on the Saturday before
Easter and continues throughout
the weekend, ending on Easter
Monday, which is what is
known in Barbados as a bant
Conversely, the firs
Rockstone Festival was hel
in 2006 under the auspices
the Region Ten Tourism D
velopment Association wit
t~heeoassis aneedf the Linde
Programme (LEAP) whi
continues to support th
(From page 11)
and sought to use every op-
portunity they could to spread
the word about the Rockstone
Now into its third consecu-
tive year, the Rockstone Festi-
val is billed for September and
Barbadians are being encouraged
to come and participate in this
unique experience some 17 miles
tedbau eneming tow f Lnm
Oistins chairman, who's
been here before with a few of
his committee members to see
what our festival is like, said he
was pleased to have been able
to host the Guyanese and
looked forward to further ex-
changes with the grouping.
The Oistins Festival, usu-
nlly held inhthe towjniof Ostin
on Barbados' south coast,
opened last Saturday and ended
on Easter Monday. Present at
the opening ceremony was
Guyana's Honorary Consul
Norman Faria who was quoted
as saying that the presence of
Braithwaite and Jonas "was a
wonderful opportunity to
deepen the ongoing friendship
and cooperation between the
Guyanese and Barbadian
He made the point that
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HIEF S TATIS TICIAN'S OFFICE
IN response to an article in
Kaieteur News on March 26,
2008 captioned, "Tundras
with similar licence numbers
impounded," the Licence
Revenue 'Office (LRO),
wishes to categorically state
that identical registration
numbers were never issued
for by that Office for the mo-
tor vehicles in contention.
According to the LRO's
records, on December 19, 2007,
registration number GKK 9378
was issued for chassis number
Vickenanda Rupnaraine of 57
Montrose East Coast Demerara.
No other registration was issued
with the same number
Further investigations reveal
11at all the applicable taxes and
duties for both vehicles were
laid for to the Customs and
Ifrade Administration. How-
ver, only one vehicle was reg-
According to Director (ag.)
.icence Revenue Office
wner a mere $10,000 to have
et scn vehicle complete the
,hoewoewn racaredmng to u
is his intention to sell the ve-
;le. But Tanner said he was
ffled over this statement since
person is not a registered
to dealer and before one can
has several stringent measures in
place to counter the prevalence
of counterfeiting and other li-
cencing irregularities associated
mainly with the illegal importa-
tion of motor vehicles and mo-
tor cycles through the borders.
It is presently in the pro-
cess of sanitising its'database
and recently it introduced a five
working days waiting period for
person desirous of uplifting
copies of lost documents and
the registration of trailers to fa-
cilitate verification process.
Other measures include a
new driver's licence with~secu-
rity features, which is to come
on stream shortly and the
regularisation of the number
plate system which is also ex-
pected to be introduced shortly.
A major initiative aimed at
stamping out registration irregu-
larities is a joint networlang op-
eration, which is currently in its
first phase, between the GRA
and the Guyana Police Force
whereby the two agencies would
maoe r eal21ae i tr OR 's
. base in order to easily detect
fal Inu ber plates and other
laudM ten HP or it sppi
and vigilance in unearthing
this irregularity and pledges
its continued support to en-
sure that these practices are
engineers hard at work putting the finishing touches on the access road to the 'Bridge'.
akutu Bridge key to ""
(From page two)
A bulddig to accommodate
Customs and Immigration
ices among others which are
ulred at a port of entry has
Miinister Prashad noted
I given the anticipated n-
ase in traffic between the
countries, a regularised
.em w~ill have to be put in
-e when the bridge becomKs
rational. It is expected to be
pleted by July .
The Lethem Industrial Es-
Is housed across the road
I the immigration office. At
:nts ::M'el s t::'L sl c
e: company. the Guyana
phone and Telegraph Com-
(GT&T) and other busi-
es from the Lethem area
also applied for plots.
mister PRashed said the
problem with the Industrial
le at present is that the
mment is not yet in a po-
suinin to allocate the plots of
lnd. as 3 \Halue has not beeru d
ov\ely belong done to remedy the
"As a result of the develop-
ment that Is tamg place In the
Lethem. area with the Takuiu
Bndge and the Inveitmenl op-
porturnlues, effots will be made
to fast-track the process to get
the estate up and running In or-
der to keep up with the deve~l-
opment of the area "
The important knk that the
Takutur Bndge will provided wCil
and mmovug the country's rour-
ism progress at a much faster
rate. 111e tourism potenual of the
Rup:"unin:?,tpionn now b
Pakaraima Mountains, the
sprawling savannahs, the water
falls and the flora and fauna of
the area wIl now have the atten-
Don they deserve. he: said.
Miniserr Prashad noted
that, "Guyana is ready and we
are open for business. This link
could not have come at a better
time for us, In the history of the
deve al 1phe e~ b us nese unt
the de\elopment in Lethem.
Guyana is on the move."'
The bridge was Initiall)
scheduled. to be completed mn
Jainuary 2008. but delays in the
proc-ess occurred on three occa-
-icons during 2007. onelbeing
over-ropping on the' batiks of
the Tak~utu Rater durispg the
Construction on the bridge
restarted earnerr last year after
being halted for a long period
since its 2001 cothmencementr.
The construction of a one-
rmle access roadway by the 6th
Batsahion gf n Brihaq Arm'
The Takutu Bridge'is one
of 335 projects identified by
the Integration of Regional
Infrastructure in South
America (flRSA), an initia-
tive by South American gou-
ernments to strengthen the
networking and transit capac-
ity of the countries involved.
Identical registration numbers
not issued by Licence Office
sell such a vehicle he has to first
register the vehicle and have a
transfer of ownership; unlike a
registered auto dealer who is al-
lowed to dispose of vehicles
imported using the trade plate.
Mr. Rupnaraine is not a regis-
tered auto dealer and therefore
does not have permission to use
a trade plate.
He said the GRA wishes to
therefore categorically state
that this irregularity is in no
way connected to any irregular-
ity or fraudulent practice at the
Licence Revenue Office, since
there is no way that the LRO
would have known of the exist-
ence of another vehicle.
.Before any motor vehicle
can be issued with a registration
number, it must first be taken
to the LRO for inspection. Dur-
ing this routine activity, key in.
formation such as, the engine
and chassis numbers are re-
Ror ed onthe Certificate of
The Licence Revenue Office
is the olye athoriised aency to
vei lesunt ledse exetc f
be registered at the Licencing
and Certifying Offices in New
Amsterdam, Corriverton, Lin
den and Suddie.
The ILicence Revenue Office
Guyanese in Bar~bados celebrate Phag wah
It was a first for this little man, and boy, did he love it! (Photos courtesy of t'he Guyana Consulate in Barbados)
SCORES of Guyanese of mainly Hindu origins living and working or holidaying in sunn3 Barbados converged on the Garib-
bean island's twvo lone temples last weekend so as to celebrate in customary Guyanese ~fashion the Hindu festival of Phagwah.
Word out of Barbados is that they had a jolly good time, just as their compadres did here,.wetting each other down with whatever
came to their hand whether abeer or water, and ladling them with heaps of richly hued powders as is the customary.practice among
Hindus the world over at this time of year.
Also on hand to join in the festivities at both venues was Guyana's honorary consul to Barbados, Mr. Norman Faria, who did so on
behalf of the Guyana government.
At the Hindu temple in Welches, located just outside the capital Bridgetown in the parish~ of St Michael, Pandit Thakoor Prashad
was hard at work as usual just to ensure that everything went well as planned at the wonderful and happy gathering on Sunday,
following a night of prayers and singing on Friday. As was only to be expected, the event was accompanied by dancing and the prepara-
tion of sumptuous traditional Guyanese dishes.
A similar function was held in the spacious backyard of Guyanese-Barbadian, M1r Vishiiranauth Singh, managing director of the
Barbados-based firm, Superior Lumber and Building Supplies, who lives in Maxwell, in the parish of Christ Church. That event,
according to a release from the Guyana consulate, was officiated by Pandit Purushotan Tiwari.
The majority of the attendees at the two functions were Guyanese nationals who kre either resident in the island or on
Media can build or
break f ig ht ag ainst H IV
181ister urges responsible reportins
GUYANA came in for high
praise Wednesday from
United States Assistant Secre-
tary of State for Western
Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Tho-
mas Shannon for the ad-
vances it has been making
with regard to seeing to the
needs of the vulnerable in our
Addressing the issue of the
Millennium Challenge Threshold
Programme during a joint press
conference with President
Bharrat Jagdeo at the Office of
the President, Shannon said
what Guyana has accomplished
is indicative of the kind of ad-
vances it is making in the very
important area of people invest-
"What we have learnt over
time is that for democracies to
be successful, they must deliver
the goods and benefits and ser-
vices to the poor, the most vul-
nerable members of society, and
to do that they have to invest in
their own people and we are
seeing that here in Guyana," Sh-
annon said, adding:
"We want to filid a way to
help the Government of Guyana
to meet these very important de-
mands and challenges and so we
look forward to advancing the
threshold programme with an
eye towards successfully com-
pleting the compact."
during the visit to Guyana to
hold talks with the Guyanese
leader was United States Navy
Commander of the U.S. South-
ern Command, Admiral James
President Jagdeo said that
not only was he pleased that
Guyana had qualified for fund-
ing, in the sum of US$6.7M, un-
der the 'Threshold Programme',
but that it had also met the cri-
teria required for such qualifica-
"There are 17 indicators that
countries are judged on, and you
have to be somewhere equal to,
or above, the peer review coun-
tries. And we are pleased that in
16 cases, we are equal or above
peer review countries," Presiden
Jagdeo told the media.
He noted that the only are:
in which Guyana had lagged be
hind was in its fiscal situation
or the size of its budget deficit,
"As I've explained to tli
U.S. Government, this is trans
tory; it is part of our rebuildir
programme; our economy
programme; and we hope that tl
... money that we got throui
the threshold programme w
assist us in strengthening the c
ing the st dem ee g ead
during transmission fr-om
nant woman to her unbol
He also noted that, unlil
countries. Guyana offers fi
mlent for everyp person liv
HIV, including the 136
who are doing so at preset
"You have the tools
protect the whole pop
the Minister told part
who included students
University of Guyana
The workshop, acc
Mis DesueezEdlghill, w
stories about HIV and spreading
information and awareness.
"This constant highlight of
issue speaks well of [our] coun-
try, but our coverage sometimes
contribute to stigmatization of
the disease without which ulti-
mately leads to discrimination
and therefore we continue to
build our capacity so that we
not only have the eagerness to
report, but that we report accu-
rately," he said.
The Minister said there are
many success stories to be told of
thelo(cal HI~rpmgramme. ~inud-
By Sahodra Rampersaud
THE media plays a critical
role inp the fight against HIV
and in this context, media
practitioners through their
coverage of related issues can
impact positively or negatively
on people's lifestyle's choices.
This is particularly important
in Guyana where about
12,000 of its more than
700,000 strong population are
living with HIV to ensure that
the transmission of the virus
is significantly reduced.
This is according to Minis-
ter of Health. Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy, who was at the time
addressing participants at the
opening ceremony of a workshop
for journalists and media practitio-
ners hosted Friday by the Info for
Life project. Info for Life is a me-
dia group that contributes to the
fight against the epidemic through
a lile telelclson progr~imme ad-
dressing various issues on
Thursday evenings on NCN,
noted that the programme has
impacted positively on the
fight against HIV and that the
local media has been very ac-
I\ Inv iln trrr of hllighrlghing
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Leguan, Queenstown, Wakenaam,
Suddie & Danielstown
Interior and other Remote Locations dates to be announced later
Kwakwani, Ituni, Lethem, Mtabaruma & Port Kaituma
pacity of the revenue agencies to
collect more and to do their ivork
more efficiently and also to have
better expenditure control so that
we hope that soon we'd be able
to qualify for the compact,'' the
SDescribing the current rela-
tionship between the United
States and Guyana as excellent,
the President expressed his grati-
tude to the U.S. government for
its tangible support in a number
of areas besides the threshold
programme, such as the
President's Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which
has made a huge difference in the
lives of people,
"I have always said that it
was visionary on the part of the
U.S. Government, particularly
President Bush, to take the lead
in this very vital area. HIV and
AIDS have been ravaging
I people across the world," the
President said, addingta tee
are a number of other
programmes with which the
e U.S. has been assisting Guyana,
especially in relation to the Pri-
g vate Sector, which he said is
seeing tremendous economic de-
evelopment and growth,
h "We're pleased that those
11 programmes have been helping
people directly on the ground at
the ~enterprise level to build ca-
pacity and to produce more ef-
ficiently. This is important, es-
pecially in a country that saw its
Private Sector decimated in the
period when the State controlled
everything. And we're very
grateful for that, because it is as-
sisting us in rebuilding an entre-
preneurial class, which is so vi-
tal to the long-term economic de
velopment in our country,
President Jagdeo said.
In relation to the PEPFAR
progranune, Mr. Shannon noted
Guyana's success in dealitig with
"Guyana has done a spec-
tacular job and has established it-
self as a source of best practices
in important areas such as sup-
ply chain management and pre-
vention of mother- to-child
transmission and Guyana is to
be congratulated for that, and so
we are very proud to be work-
ing with Guyana on such an im-
portant issue," he said.
Guyana became eligible.for
the 'Threshold' programme in
November 2005, and in 2007
signed a US $6.7M Millennium
Challenge Corporation Grant so
as to help support the imple-
mentation of a number of fiscal
reforms here, such as the Value
Added Tax (VAT) and develop-
ing ways in which to assist and
educate taxpayers, as well as as-
sist Government to better plan
and control spending.
The programme is intended
to assist countries in addressing
specific policy areas. The coun-
tries' improvement is indicated
by their scores on 17 policy in-
dicators in three categories--
ruling justly, investing in people
and encouraging economic free-
President Bharrat Jagdeo, right, as he welcomed U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for
Western Hemisphere Affairs Mr. Thomas Shannon to the Office of the President shortly
after his arrival here Wednesday.
participants at the workshop.
: in re-
ho is one
of the facilitators, will focus on
stigma and discrimination, report-
ing HIV related issues in the me-
dia, the language to use to avoid
stigmatization and a glossary of
correct terms. The largely inter-
active three-day workshop
would also ascertain how much
participants already know and
try to build on that.
On this note, Lecturer at the
University of Guyana Communi-
cations Centre, Dr. Paloma
Mohammed gave the participants
some helpful hints, which in-
cluded keeping ~their stories
simple, clear and colourful to
sustain people's interest and ef-
fectively communicate the de-
Coordinator of the Work-
shop, Andrea Joseph, a journal-
ist attached to NCN also tirged
participants to make the most of
the workshop, as it helps to
continue the fight against HIV.
Info for Life is funded by
a US$13,000 grant from the
Ministry of Health through
contributions of the Civil So-
ciety Component of the World
praised f or
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J ud ge to hear
Sug rim extradition
did not have a constitutional
right in those proceedings, in the
same way as in criminal trials.
According to him, it is in-
tended that the extradition pro-
cess should be expeditious but
he found, contrary to the claim
in the applicant's affidavit that
the magistrate was uncoopera-
tive, the lower Court was very
Justice Singh is to deter-
mine whether or not the ex-
tradition order stands.
71 -y 6 -0 Id
George McCammon, of Lot 9
Camp and D'Urban Streets,
Georgetown, was remanded to
prison Thursday on two car.-
nal knowledge charges.
Before Principal Magistrite
Melissa Robertson-Ogle, the
septuagenarian was charged in-
dictably with committing the
offences on a 13-year-old girl,
between February 1 and 29 and
March 13, this year.
Police Corporal Sherw~in
Matthews, prosecuting, who
succeeded with her objection to
bail for the prisoner, said
McCammon violated the rights
of the child who could be his
Before the case was put
off, to April 2, Defence Conn-
sel Frank James said the ac-
caused operates a drug store at
his home address and has a
10-yeai'-old son living with
THE Attorney General, Se-
nior Counsel Doodnauth
Singh spent the second day,
Friday, replying to allega-
tions by lawyers representing
fugitive from American jus-
tice, Terrence Sugrim.
Sugrim is asking the Consti-
tutional Court to quash a
magistrate's order to extradite
him to the United States (U.S.)
for trial on drug trafficking
Mr. Smngh, who will con-
tinue his submissions on
Wednesday, told Justice
Jainarayan Singh that the
applicant's counsel, Mr. Glen
.Hanoman and Mr. Nigel H~ughes
had complained that the magis-
trate accepted a bundle of docu-
ments tin supot tg ithe ttSm
adequate time to inspect the
contents and facilitate cross-ex-
amination of the tendering wit-
Singh said the documenta-
tion cannot be challenged on the
ground that it is hearsay but
only if it does not comply with
the Fugitive Offenders Act.
He alluded to the nature of
the extradition procedure and
said counsel on the other side
chance '' *
While I. cannot
change my past
I can make a
1 must stop the
-s read of the
G'afoors Industries: q
Houston Mr; Acklu Tel: 226-3666
L.O.C Mr. Bhagwandin Tel: 226-5220 ~
Parkia Mr. Balvadar Tel: 260 4514
Rose Hall Mr. Wavne Foster Tell 337369
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Corwen Jacobs, of Lot 2102
Nlitmeg Streeti Festival City,
Georgetoign, was refused bail
Friday on a; burglary charge.
Principal Magistrate Mel-
issa Robertson-Ogle remanded
him to prison until April 4 and
transferred his case to a differ-
The defendant pleaded not
guilty to breaking and entering
the dwelling house of Carol
Ephen, between March 23 and
25, when a play station and
$23,000 were stolen, making a
total loss of $93,000 to the vir-
Police Corporal Sherwin
Matthews, prosecuting, ob-
jected to pre-trial liberty being
granted Jacobs, as requested by
L` fence Counsel Adrian Th-
L ipson, stating that a similar
n:ag is pending ainstmthehde-
Ephen informed the Court
I' t Jacob~s is a frequerit visitor
Two more defendants in the
s ne Court secured the grant
!ch on $25,000 surety. '
One of them is Jamal
r- lvid, 27, of Lot 19 John
~:ande hooa in ra a-
ice cream priced at $18,400
from Brian Samuels.
His case, too, was sent to
another Court, for April 21.
The other defendant, 17-
year-old Stephen Lacille, of Lot
184 Duncan Street,
Campbellville, also in the city,
said he was not guilty of steal-
ing a $20,000 compact disk
(CD) player belonging -to
Rancharran Bhola, on October
Lacille will make his next
appearance in another Court,
as well, on April 8.
PRINCIPAL Magistrate Mel-,
issa Robertson-O~gle on Fri-
day ordered the immediate
deportation of a Jamaican
who also overstayed his time
To be deported is 36-year-
old Milton Anthony Poyvell,
who pleaded guilty to con-
spiracy to commit a felony and
failing to comply with condi-
tions of his permit.
Particulars of the offences
between May 29, 2006
and March 26, 2008, the depor-
tee conspired with a person or
persons unknown to forge an
immigration stamp in a Jamai-
can passport, purporting to
show that he entered Guyana on
August 29, 2006 knowing it to
be false and
on May 29, 2006, at
Eccles, East Bank Demerara, he
knowingly entered Guyana and
failed to comply with the two
months stay granted him:
Powell pleaded guilty to
both and was fined $5,000 with
the alternative of two years im-
prisonment on the conspiracy
He was also filed $50,000
withhthe alternative of 12
heoing ot th sIpuae imgra"
tion condition. .
Defence Counsel Vic Puran
said the alien was involved in
charcoal production here and has
a girlfriend who is in the late
stage of pregnancy. .
The lawyer said the alter-
ation in the travel document
with someone else.
A BUTCHER and a labourer
were both remanded to prison
on Friday when they ap-
peared at Albl~on Court on an
indictable charge of sheep
Cecil. Sukdeo, 42, of Lot 125
Whim and Navin Persaud, 27, of
Lot 27 Mibicuri South, Black
Bush Polder, both at Corentyne,
Berbice, were not required to plea
toathe indictal acusation before
Particulars of the offence
said, last February 6, at
Mibicuri, the accused stole 12
sheep, valued $150,000, from
Police Corporal Rawle
Ferreira, prosecuting, success~
fully objected to bail for the duo>
on the grounds that rustling is
prevalent and the prisoners
committed the crime while en-
joying pre-trial freedom in an~
othee ikd Persand have
to be back in Court April 4.
SUNDAY ilROWYCLE -Mattk6; 0:W4000i'
Of fined ~Jamaican alien
Burglary defendant refused,
hail granted in larceny cases
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INlDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoq~ue Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scaalp treatment and
design on nal.Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-1601
.ENJOY our special on
Monday and Tuesdays -
Pdcu ne fa- 11 5N0 awad 1 %
Street, N/C/bug Tel. 226
USE your s are time
filling 00 envelopes for
US$500 or more weekly. Send
stamp self addressed envelope
for information to Jimm
Daniels, Eccles Public Roa ,
East Bank Demerara, Guyana
CONTROL your income
filling 100 envelopes for US$500
or more. Information, send
stam ed self addressed
O Beopxel2Na5he oWi imns
d~erAessEd, de on po ssd
ORneed finance? Call Apostle
6R0a5n0 (0 ~hliam2s3:00 h2 -
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COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services -Call Kerstin' sComp~uter
8R3e1 ai&82a3 Home &Off c
Servi es aailable. 24 hrs.
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, fabric designing,
curtains, cushions, crochet,
soft toys, soft furnishing, floral
decoration. 53 Barr St., Kitty.
ENROL now at Double B's
School of Cosmetology. Call
LEARN to cook
international chef will teach
you at home or in your
restaurant. Tel. 690-8098 -
register now for classes. Call
226-9448 Mon. to Thur. and
SCanada and USA
Migrate to Canada Legall.
Students, Salf Sponsorships
Visitors and Stulden~t Visas
Appeals for Retfused Clases
U.S Gireen Card Lottery .
Balwant Persaud &
Gn ana 225-1540 or
Canadla: 416-431-18845 or
halw antpe rsaudl~2v ahoo. a
R.K's Creating Masters
in Driving since 1979.
Students need security and
comfort to learn. Students
SHALOM Driving School
Lot 2 Croal- Street
Stabroek, G/town. You could
also obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
information, call 227-3835,
273866919 278-7560, 622-
SALE! Novels and other
used books from $40 up.
Juliette's Book Library West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8 37.
LOVE Modelin ? Be apart
of stush beach flash TV Show.
MR. WILFRED Jack,
somewhere in Guyana, please
contact Ministry of Housing,
Housing Dept, Brickdam.
MalonRE W~abon is askCedi
make contact with Dhaniram
Se wa ufo atters~uemta~in n
pro emmsnwt tho laes rmhee c
naturopat ic t erap es,
t eray spia Ian pu ati
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat, fully re istered and
et7n9seCdoingiswoo a nnuee,
Rapb lic P rkg oslr igt tth
62-181 Mo. Sa. mt
SINGLE male 51 seeking
serious relation with female
age 45 50 yrs. Call 219-
tcMArLeEs o de 2w, twouldmli e
between the age of 16 and
20. Please call 692-5670
Worldwide Pen Friend.
Information? Send stam ed
Matc~hRMakin Serie. rLa kna
for friends or com anions,
please call 629-4605/ 92-5670
TRUE love international
match making service ( lkmal
correspond with females from
Guyan~a5.b ween the aoe of
Hi! I am an Indian male
American resident looking for a
single female for marriage. Must
have a good personality with a
good sense of humor. Age 25
years and older. Call 690-6~277.
marriage partners. Immediate
Dating Service, 18 80 ars.
Te r. -23-82337/648-6098 mo.Sa
10 am 4 pm. (Bothp phones
GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch
spiritual help. Call 612-6417.
RAJA Yoga Hindi Classes,
oteachogothertas r tual arean
siritunalst. Contact mudpdet
225-0677, 638-0730, 693
DIR ECT TV
CHILD care services from 3
months u Location Nandy Pk.
EBD R Cal 6R2S8-1d o as
stove, microwave, washin
machine & dryers, etc. Tel. a
627-835ou have houses or
apartments to rent or sell? Let
me help. Call 218-0303/655-
687AROT Cards Readin .
Dso erditiw chardsu .a h~ea
9H 2E yroueddo srnen
wait? Tel. 2p26-1836/683-8112.
WE repair all brands of
LCD, CRT & Plasma TVs and
computer monitors. Tel. # 226-
FOR all your culinary
needs large or small parties
wd2 2b~u in -2 Ile tings.
Dac Easy, Point of
Sale, Vista MS
New and Used
Computers for Sale
prMOBIlaE Bodyrworekh n.
frid e, e c. at your home. Call
22 -4786, cell 619-4550.
UpholsteOy Fn al furni urN ad
3260cle27 u tee 6d94-T7 96?7-
FOR all your construction
plumbing & painting Contac(
Mohamed on 233-0591, 667-
64We Sell, Service and
Maintain. For all your major
brands of PBX telephone
s stems. Contact All A's
E ectronics on Tel. 645-6708.
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
FOR repairs & services to
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
gas stoves, microwave ovens,
etc. Home' Solutions 227-
Construction we specialize in
bulu n, reairng a n nng
We also b Ild low Income
home. For more info Call 642-
3478 or 675-9107.
CoKpE HOME SC ructi n
renovations, installation of
toilets, remodel, renovated
also new homes and
apartments for sale/rent. New,
Prashad Nagar 30M,
Republic Park 16M.
BUY ANYTHING ON
THE INTERNET OR
''h A SEEWE SHOP,
HAB INTERNATIO AL
1 PUBLIC ROAD ECCLES, EBD.
ONE Accounts Clerk.
Send application to P.O. Box
TEACHER IN ECXOMEETIELNOCGED
STATION to rent
Hairdresser, Nail Technician &
Barber. Call 663-9042.
VACANCY exists for
Computer Operator and Sales
Representative. Call 226-4147.
salesmeniw li to selRalg
Estate with Driver's Licence
SHEWASH Car Wash
Service. Job opportunity
for attractive airls -$7 200
to $68 08 5wle~e y. Call 231-
UPHOLSTER to work on
settees (living room suites) at
6uY-~4A0m8erlCa. T li3266034 O'
BAR Attendant, two
professional cooks, chief. Appl
Glow Hotel, 23 Queen Stre~e
Kitty. Must have Food Handler's
Certificate & Clearance
VACANCY exists for one ()
young and enthusiastic femle
towrk at a modern boutique
located in Central Georgetown.
Previous sales experience
woontdct bTel. an61a4ss6672.Kidy
ngt wr TWO Supervisors, 1 da 1
neqi ht, to, workd at a o el
eu rnerit honsou Cealn2d2a
a3 ar 5260-2P852 between 8
SALESCLERK must have
knowledge of Maths and
English, 2 years working
ex erience. Aply in person
with a olication to Lens, Sheriff
& FoTRS K Dr v. Must be
Idt~erate from ECD.oSalary $P7
Warlnroopou daort 1 2C Oran e
INSTITUTE Head office: 60 Li ht
Street, Alberttown. Tel. # 2 3-
IVOn Fri. 3:30 7:00
Sat. 9:00- 5:00
SECURITY Guards to work
in the East Coast area. Persons
Manaorekr, RK's National Securite
Nttrewts, 'Blo rda I 2C6-a o4tt/
logg\/A c~ompla~n fore iosrest rn
Surveyor, Compass man, Tree
Spotter, Line Cutter, Team
Ladr R~e oddr no reatn:
aptjiants can sen n(V/resurnd
epced xala to Cas
TiSte tbrs Lim ted'2entw,7 2 orshaw
2e~orle~t wn. Guyana. Phone
are ivt dE frm s iaob y
vacancies for TEACHERS at
ACADEMY ARTS. Preference
will be given to retired head
teachers & HODs. Please send
your curriculum vitae to: The
Principal Academy of Arts, 49
Georgetown. Tel. No. 225-
N08 roe iou alicat ned
not to apply.
1 CANTER Driver, age 30 -
45 Quali ic~ation se o earrk
Muustahav kno le e of NIS
and PAYE, 3 years experience
qualification 3 subjects at CXC
salary $0 000 per dmoiehred
chcens an other corles m s
Machanic must have knowledge
of arc welding, 1 Office Clerk
education. Send application to
P.O. Box 10331.
EARL'S Court, LBI, ECD
Call 611-8320, 615-7474.
PRIME residential land
a~artol -2126-689/6 -9M785Cal
SARA Johanna, EBD 50
x 150 roadside land $4M. Cafll
ONE vacant land Fifth
Field Cummings Lodge $2M.
Telephone 227-606U after 6
LAND for sale in Diamond
l$800 000 ntegot aoble 6nr
26a~ving coun ry. Cotc2-
DiamoR dE EGroE N- Oa ia
Csc~h~en,4 Prat9-H ronie.
ONE land at Section 'C'
Diamond with house almost
complete. Contact Junior 622-
5589 or 653-6811-
REPUBLIC Park $9M
Fot lanndt $9M.85M519D8Ur2b3a
2064, 225-2626, 225-3068.
EBD 60 x 178 $2.5M
11.6 acres $4.8M, 117 x 7500
11M, 40 x 80 $1.5M -
S2.5M,. Campbellville $9M.
ECCLES $6M & $7M
Prashad Naa $15M. Ne
Enterprises -- 676-2128.
QUEENSTOWN 62' x
140' $30M, Oleander
G5 mrck Grden 8165
128' $18.5M. Call Carol -
26T68 N;;P2 R D river
front land with incomplete
concrete house, also
access ble boy road size -5
ms fro P a qka.C 6535
HOUSE lot on Dennis St.,
Lamaha Gardens -64' x 48'
with 8' passageway. Ver
breezy and fenced-$7.2M.
Call 2 7-3285 or 623-9852.
1 LOT VERSAILLES
(GATED COMPOUND 60' X
SHERIFFLSND Diarmond $O1F8
& $3.9M. TEL. 226-8148/625-
NA BAR $15NI
Pu cR d/EBDFrie dshi
Covent Garden -$2.5M,
Mia ond $BiM k$2M, $3.43MM,
Trium h, ECD -$2M, $3M,
Versai les, WBD $5M', LBI -
$4MM112 acres, Canal No. 1
$10M 2131aacre sonapig aon
H ghwad $13M, double lots
2P25s4398N 25373 5. Tl
BOYS TO LIVE IN.
flat.OG~u ho Pek m 3b5 0t0m
lrnfehed-b2 %907m semi-
hot and cold rp~ivate
compound. Tel. 221581,
bedrEom a~partmn eOurnis ed
and unfurnished 684-4411.
GF EIA- bottom flat at
Camp Sts. Good for any
business. Tel. 225-4398, 225
OFFICE space 2 floors 1
500 sq. ft. each, in Charlotte
Srle t Tel. 226-4420, 225-
apa En lunfturdnished
Cummings Lod e. Call
Vanessa on Tel. # 22-4476.
REGENT Street one four-
storev building US$2 000.
Call Carol 2 6-6809/612-
apartment, toilet and bath at
7 Plantain Walk for working
couple. Call 264-2232.
overseas guest, fully furnished
AC,. hot & cold sh~ower. 641-
SUNDAY CHRONICLE MARCH 30, 2008. 19
FLAT FOR RENT. TEL. # 627-
FURNISHED FLATS FOR
455 SQUARE feet of office
spc oon 2 0944locdtirin9
busy 4 orner, upper 8lowerflats.
Office, AlarmSystems, fullygrilled,
ioody for Food (ourt, Phmlanoy, disp~y
freezer, store designed formulti le
PesenSl r yaona t
Call: /225 2503/2 7-3939
FURNISHED houses Bel
Air Park, Queenstown. Prices
from US$800. Sonja 225-
For EenaurEC Vcallap2T5m2 8
225-2819 between 8 am & 4
pm. Residential area, 24 hrs
seurty-BEDROOMS u stair
and downstair house at Mon
Re~pn%;ECD .$202 20 each6 pr
Lot 1BEDkRhOM house at
2H2 3067 u8inamSt h nam 6# -
hotuss EbL isef- RUK000 asp
6eis2 au ospes Tl 02m2me4ra6/
NEWLY built cnrt
Bu di~ u 2)-beEro toon ficrted
monthly mdrin ersonsCD only O
220-31 3. M,~R. cKnzie ~ly
NiEW. PROVIDENCE -
cs t -frIdhd hoee private
nice yard space US$1 590%
p month -233-2968/613-
AA ECCLES 4-bedroom
unf rnsher houseniy ih e
phoneman hparlc37g-29U8S 030
2 Storey houSO
And lawns with
WELL appointed three (3)
bedrooms top flat in Garnett
Street, Newtown Kitty,
Georgetown $60 000 per
month, no agent. Tel. #225-
4106 Ms. Arjune.
COMING from overseas,
check out Greean House
a artmenh. Full furnished. AC,
short t ene, eors als edml)
227-658m, 22ou4792 so
WELL appointed First
Floor Office space in
Georgetown approximate y
1400 sq ft air condition ,
available from April 2008. Tel-
# 225-4106 MS. Arjune.
1 BEDROOM apt. in
Cummings Lodge, UG Road.
Call 222-3613 from 8:30 am -
12 noon. Students need to call.
ONE (1) two-bedroom
bottom flat thelf-contained
a aa ement wet onar s ae
220NE rB DROM apartment
toilet, bathroom, water,
electricity, at middle Rd., La
Penitence. Prefer couple $25
000 monthly. Tel. 672-3699/
apartment, fully furnished and
conditioned, hot and cold
water, gri41ehd and mesied
pCin 09-7766uorg2r25-84 7
(after 4 pm)
RENTALS BEL AIR SPRINGS,
BELVOIR COURT, Lamaha
Gardens, Prashad Nagar, Bel
Air Park, Queenstown. TEL.
FLOURSSSCE ROLTE S.
FetialCiyb n~d Kity nT L
DELHI Street, Prashad
Ngr r m3mbedrhoom ho se
pr~king ailabl rr ce U1 21-
storey, 3 bedroom house. Tel.,
p~7arkin overhead tank, etc.
P-rice $75 000. Call Naresh
BEL AIR PARK fully
furnished 2-bedroom house -
US 800 per month, also Bel Air
hPot n-bddr Pd, ful fuu iseds
inclusive $80 '000 per month
24ft x 40ft at
Khan's & Dr. Miller
For bread & TenniS
ROlls are available
and other facilities.
FURNISHED 4 bedroom
luxury home to rent US$4000,
others furnished and
US$2500, US$2000, US$1500
and US$1300 or lower prices
negotiable. Call 226-2372 all
res dential. .
ExeutveHOSE- ee A
sa ii uosneunlygrin t rand air2
bedrooms, 3 %2 baths, double
garage, etc. Agents, embassies
and international organisations
are all welcome. Call 220-
1306, 225-4413, 614-0949
619-9972, 680-1556 or emai
bedrONE ma sien or lo kn
the ocean -ideal for diplomats
in redn tial a ea,ndOgl Id fu
stand-by (gen.), alarm system
grilled, meshed. One newly
built 2-bedroom house in
Summer Set Court Herstelling
beh. alo hnw os Bmud y'
clec~enr 182hbour~h .50 w8
BRAND new executive st
concrete house in hi hl
residential area. Tel. # 27
4876, 652-4591 Ryan.
HOUSE and land for sale -
Vreed-en-Hoop, Crane Village,
Diamond/Grove. Call 639.
ROBB Street, one corner
from Bourda Market. Back
building 2-bedroom, 2-flat -
$3.5M. Call 226-7128, 615-
SCHEME $1.8M. 676-3426.
GaPROPE T63 0o sle a~t4L
NORTH Road $32M, Kit y
-$10M & $12M. Tel. 226-119 /
Lxcuiv eAHbedroome~da h s
-$45M. Tel. 226-1192/669-
BARGAIN from $9 million
upward e. Kitt C/ville, rental
from $45 D00. Call 225-27091
QUEENSTOWN one 3-
st rro -b~u ng 9 9M75MCall
IRRI ECCans a 20
I I' ECCLES $Q50M l
UfLL I Ull mIESlli
.EB1D8M, Ca b61h~l)idii- 1 MM,
Qu~e %town $34M. D ana -
sEB' ICCLES $520MM ne.,
properties in excellent
ern dtin. 176lfo~ri 8re NEP
wITh NET c~ae obu ines
tbo @e and ba in TtGwiath in r
Contact Monty @698- 36- .
house (3-2b TroREY Lando5 r0e0
soft., house 1752 so ft., security
gilled. Located Fou is, Enmore,
ECD. Tel. 256-3925, 684-5115.
PRASHAD Na ar $37M &
$25M, Lamaha Gdans $40M,
Subryanville $70M Bel Air
PakM 22357M19 2aro503St. -
NEW Amsterdam, Main
ulding in la em acantad
o~d for a bank, mall or drive
ru-US$1M. Call Carol 226-
AFFORDABLE house and
land for sale. Owner. leaving
country. 2-Storey building, wood
and concrete, over tanks, inside
toilet and bath,d sacious land
S/ x 100) $7. Call 276-
gP OPLT TN5forD eale mb
S ir~s Ten. Nofter u npgno T
Mobile 665-2563, Home 264-
1029. No agents required.
GREIA newly constructed
large concrete building in
Plaisance ECD $17M, Pike
St. $18M, Barr St., Kitty -
$M11M, Garnett St. $9 ,
Me~aow eBro~ok4G r~den~s2-
NRCOuAbD SHT.a-u00B r55 t.
living quarters, 45 & 49
Stan leytown, Strand NIA,
Berb ce, gated community
Suiedsn ywit 412 cxe30ft I ned
m 226 4ce~s land Call
propertREo North Raedbusd30
prime business prDopert on
Camp St. -$0,age
business property ~on Eccles
Public Road $32~M Delph
Street $12M,$1M ieS
-$18M, Prashad Na ar -
$30M, $32M. Tel. 225- 398,
GREIA Crai EBD $8M,
Eccles incomplete concrete
building -$9M, Shell Road,
Kitty $12M D Urban St. -
$101, David St.. suitable for
bond -$15M, Eccles $13Md
Pros ect6 bEeBdD co~ncrete 2M
Kitt $16M.rToi s225-4398'
22') 3737 '
SE1ETSOYTE ESHAORNLEE PH7H
SNLOEH 1 M DERTEESGNUG
FUFFLY Dachshund pups
vaccinated and dewormed.
Call # 226-9162.
1 BLUE Motorcycle,
brand new. Price $180 000.
Now in stock for
HAGUE. WCD 8M,
Industry -$10M, LBI $16M
Queenstown -$19M, Prashad
Naaar B3c0kMa Repubi 3TMk C
ONE three bedroom flat
concrete building suitable at
Husnag sch me,5EMs ac a
Nos 83-234-8747, cel no 83-
389-4899 and 223-2942.
GET away from crime,
come to Country, Breezy no
traffic noise, quiet neig~hbour,
(1) three-bedroom (2)-store
property, inside shower, toile ,
size 20' x 35' land 50' x
450'. No agent. 839-9427.
buibODERNmtw oefat co~nhret
Street. Weil built/fenced with
driveway on both sides. Many
facilities ideally suited for drive
thru restaurant, Nite Club,
Shopping Mall. Contact Deo
SECTION 'K' C/ville $23M
Twol storey- house Kt (and)
Land size 50xl00
And land size 35 x 144
Like new, must see
Call: 225-5591 or
$8M, Triumph, ECD $7M,
$9M, Montrose 8M, Success,
ECD $12M, Goedverwagting
-$12M, land 60 x 150 with
old wooden building $5M,
Strasphey, ECD f4M. Tel.
KASTEV WCD 2-storey
wooden & concrete building (52
ft x 24 ft) 3 bedrooms, 2
batthmoms, filets, p ess ried
conveniences. Land (59 ft x 152
ft) corner lot $18M negotiable.
Tel. # 225-1351 (evenings) 649-
building, close to Vlissengen
Road second building with
13.7 feet right of way, vacant
possi n.E Pie -e $15.5M
no raeot nla e ul onao)
n goiablposCsal 2-4125 o
DIAMOND Middle Income -
$19M, BB Eccles -$18M
Lamaha Gardens $45M and
$35M and $80M, Prashad
Nagar -$9M, Atlantic Ville
re ntly r~e6 atBd I rsh atod
$9mM, cL) nbrard Steto
oa it- 419M, Chateau
M ~,Sot -it1h7M h ae co Iex
$200 million and mu h more -
227-4040, 225-0995, 661-0815
LE RESSOUVENIR, East
Cea active hemeua in Gat d
compcundO over lookmng 26e
0575. Email HYPERLINK
or view online at
www. regencyhotelguyana .com
MC DOOM Public Rd., 1
empty lot 200 ft. x 50 ft. -
ideal for Auto Sales, container
storage or lumber business ~
$20M neg. One manufacturing
business Including building and
machinery -$10M neg.
Blankenburg, WCD -front
building, land 175 x 55 -
$11M. Sandy Babb St. 1 3-
storey building $20M neg. Call
Naresh Persaud 225-9882,
BOTTOM FLAT, BARR ST.,
KITTY. TEL. 623-4700.
SPACE in Georgetown
suitable for business or offices.
Call 225-7131 or 686-9800.
T WO -BEDROOM
frnse roos Si ge
FOR immediate rental 1
business place located at 48
Light & Fourth Sts., Alberttown
Tel. # 226-2309
HOUSES and apartments
for rent/sell Georgetown
Diamond, Providence, etc Call
top flat $60,000
top flat $60,000
sel Air Gaedens ex usie
Duncan Street -S3droom
Middleton Street -
Bagotstown 1-bedroom apt
Wales, East boonk-funished
2 bedroom house $45,000
unfurnished bottom flat apt, 6*
Ot.CumminnnthLod e 2220
Cpualtrnent os t Oted ata2t
idemm sr~ St..ubiberttow .
5-sd~e t al. Call 617-0435,
wt1 P-eB DRnOeOMup2 er tat
All rtto r. Pr 974757 000
4:30 to 7 pm.
contFUedN HEt stdio. Wo kig
person or couple onl .
Residential area. Contact 23 -
NEW Market St., near G/
town hos ital good for doctor's
office and surgery US$3 000.
ONE two-bedroom apttd
w th no Ice tile a n d ba d t
information capil 674-3431.
conta nRN HoEms -$2 s5e00
daily. Julian Restaurant & Ba
Cummings & 6'" Street. Ca 1
ead Parpk with ataltesd n
1 e2 -59tCgrtac 62 -
hue, m5bDuk mt. Kin socrk
$5 0702monthly 227-26991
1 -2-BEDROOM apt., fully
furnished, AC, gas, cable,
internet, electricity, security ,
ar'king etc.Call"~. Carol 2221-
room AL ATaH rE salu orh
Massa e Pariour. 38
Alex~an61e -Stret Alty 225-
DIAMOND million $
section beautiful 4-lbedroom
unfurnished house US$1 200
pr month 233-2968/613-
3-DeIAMONhD Scherne new
p rking o ryon 3e39 8 60 3
AA ECCLES fully
furnished 4 bedrooms, AC, hot
and cold, phone and parking
US$1 4 0 per month. 233-
DIPLOMATIC poet. s
for renal from US Op0 rAC
hot and cold, pool. Tony Rieds
Realty. 52626, 55198, 23-
APARTMENT OF OVERSEAS
VISITORS. LONG AND SHORT
TERMS AC, HOT AND COLD.
CALL 118-0392. 648-7504,
la NTI UES Cn 2c~ard
DOUBLE head air
tomrsonijr3 a)?c '2 452- bo~n
69CUTE 7 weeks old
puppies, small breed,
vaccin23t d2 rid dewormed.
sale. Owe rH2Daldeg sCa
t125m9e1 or 62 -4448
MIXED breed phpu:pds
(Gereaer DS pmn
Contact 216-1057, 644-215 .
1 DOUBLE stall with
going business, font row of
aourda Market. Tel. 225-
BRIGHTLY coloured tie-
ded fabric,o cr fte b67
LStainless Steel 20cubit2
Sallisung- 26cubitice Malting 299,000
Maytag 26 cubidue ader. 025,000
if eMnatorf -26 cUNC*$170,000
2 FISHING boats 53 ft.
4o~n~tac Im n 2 0-79
LAPTOPS deskto s and
printers at Factory Prices.
Contact Biscomm Tel./Fax:
NOW in Stock for the
first time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV For more
information, Call 227-6397,
1 75 Hp Yamaha
outboard & prime river front
private land, approx. 3 %/ mis,
from: Parika. Call 260-4459 dr
SARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, Rnpum: s
moldrs, belts, valves, n
etc. Technician available. Cagll
3/29/2008. 10:29 PM
20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE MARCH 30, 2008
TWO (2) LONG BASE RZ
minibuses for sale. Call 259-
0840, 625-7014, 661-7965.
1 DOUBLE cab Toyota
Hilux crashed vehicle PFF series
sold as is. Tel. 335-3064, 613-
1 EP 91 STARLET Turbo
charge, mags, CD player,
manual, excellent condition,
Call 676-6008, 643-5122.
scraOmbler mot rcycleR P~r ce -
$360 000 (ne ). Tel. # 645-
8148, 687-549 .
1 LONG Base RZ minibus,
15-seater BGG Series. Good
working condition. Tel. # 662-
ONE Nissan pick up,
immaculate condition. Must ao
Owner leaving. Call 621-28%9
TOYOTA Ceres, PGG
Paed edsri wner Iavin cunt
-686-9 Cr80Ta Levin AE
92 2-dopr Sport car (Yellow)
Yage racing engine 225-71431
1 RZ minibus EFI L-Base
BJJ Series, excellent condition.
ic /6$12-347159000. Phone 268-
4 RZ Minibuses
24-AE 10 2S 1 er
2 -AT 170 Carina/Corona
2 Canter, 2- Pick up
2 -AE 91 Sprinter/Corona
1 -CRV. 1 -RAV4, 2 -212
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam Police Station
1 AE 91 TOYOTA. Sprinter
moor 7Pre au61Omatib. ful
1 NISSAN Vanette minibus,
manual, in excellent condition
1 N0SOSA ~4x) RPcck up,
gear, mag rims, excellent
condition. Price $800 000.
Contact Rocky # 621-5902,
1 NISSAN Double cab 4 x
4. Price $550 000, 1 Exce
25 Honda motorc cle $180
000. Tel. 640-354 /696-0986.
ONE Ford car, PKK Serie \
4 doors, air conditioned,. 1 '
owner, in excellent condition,
2Pric~e negotiable. Call 260-
ONE Ceres 100, One AT
192 Carina, excellent
9C90ntatu I 76e55t- 8 90 6309r.
ALL t pes of reconditioned
and used vehicles Altezza -
4.M1.1CallorUhA -e 12-7 2
ONE To ota Hilux Surf
automatic, fuy .powered, 4WD,
PJJ Series. rice $2ML neg.
Tel. # 665-3131/661-3699.
in ex~cEl tO c ndin WMaag n
r~oo r~ack,Tspo@3-005 0AC, PS
1 AT 150 CARINA, To 9ta
Corodila oAE 80CrB th in wnor in
arranged. Call 683-8013
ONE Grey Nissan Sunny
PHH Series In perfect working
condition with mao nms. Asking
$650 000. Tel. 6 3-3370, 227_
AT 192 CARINA, fully
powered, automatic, AC, CD,
sa-$1.M Cale2 6a0n3d16e2a6n
ecON EAT 19 with rnas,r C,
excellent condition, nrce ne .
Call Anne 231-0869/62 -
PEE1 S riAN Sn ne c llU
condition. Can be inspected at
170 West Main St., Windsor
6%rest, CD. Phone 269-0253'
ONE 150 CORONA
PRICE $380 000. TEL. 644-
212 CARINA, PJJ
SERIES (MANUAL).' TEL. #
1 HONDA CRV PJJ
SERIES. CONTACT 611-8320.
ONE To ota Carina 212,
P 99 6, excellent
condition. Call 663-7692.
1 AT 192 CARINA, PJJ
Series, 1 Lifan 125 cc scooter.
Tel. # 641-1127.
GREIA One To pota
Corolla, PKK series. Price
$2.7M. Tel. 225-4398, 225-
ONE Toyota RZ mini bus,
EFI, in excellent condition.
Tel. 233-2939, 616-4638.
20Ford F1 iO4 doo s Extr Cb Pcu
PHTO200TAB Cina ATm22
CD, AC, DVD, alarm. Price-
$1.6M neg. Call 624-2730.
ARE ol ce ling gd
Sales, Lot 10 Croal Street
Stabroek, 2 building s before
B.M. Soat. Tel. 699-3662/649-
0329, 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina, AT 190 Corona, AE
100 Corolla/Sprinter Lancer
AT 170 Carina/Corona, AE 91
Cr~olla1/S~p Aer. Nis~san SunR~
bC besixtAVC4 CR Dd Il
Cab, 2x4 pick up and many
others. Credit can be
ToYo HO nuxu xnda Ca 3
diesel (never registered) -
$3.7M, 2004 Titan4x4
(never registered) $6 5M
2004 Tunara $5.8M, 1 solid
deff Toyota Sin le Cab 4 x 4
pick up $1.3M To ota RAV-
4 manuald $2.7M Moyota 4-
Runner 1 96 $2.LM 227-
ONE To ota Vitz 1 000cc
digital dash board, alloy
wheels, CD, AC, low milea e,
etc. One L-Touring Wagn
1498 cc, alloy wheel CD, C,
window visor, one Daihatsu
YRV 1 300cc, PKK Series,
0 2,vwhes et. ,3 ac 2269-
minibus,o ne trunck K3ZH2 ton0
Tacoma, Tundra 4x4 RA\/
4x4, TV, NV, ABS, air bags,
credit terms and trade In
facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sale 11
Croal St. bet. Albert &
Oronoque Sts(.). Tel. (0) 225-
0773 Oc 656-4104.
record t onesdevebh cls AaTct2ol
new mode Ca ia CEr 110
Wa on, KZH 110 minibus,
cnderratr~uxck /V~ 4oxn T~a oN
ABS, air bags, credit terms and
trade in facilities available @
Paul Camacho Auto Sales 1
Croal St., (bet. Albert &
~~~OronqueSts). el (0) 225-
TOYOTA RAV 4 SXA 11 &
ACA 21, Toyota Vitz NZE 121,
To ota Canlna motor car AT
2m2 AT 19E2, T taA orol1
ut uRZN 169R & N10 To tba
Toyot Caldina Wagon ET
19,Mitsubishi Galant motor
cr rE iA. Tayoton otrlEP
rnmdehol Auto Sales 226
Soth Rd., Bourda,
Geor etown. Tel. 226-1973,
gieyo85the best b cue yoe
deserve the best.
CAFE, Restaurant, furniture
& qimn.In excellent
condition. Tel. 642-3569/226-
FIVE young bulls for sale.
Contact Khemralou 205
Thomas St., Kittyouhuss
from Stanley Road. `'_I
6 ELECTRIC motors -230
volts, 3- phase, 3Hp, 60-cycle,
1740 RPM reconditioned in
UK. Tel. 22e-1757/25-5641. 24
Belvoir Court, Bel Air.
Poultry pen -20 x 10, 11 zinc
sheets -12 ft. x 30" on roof.
10 feeders, 9 waterers. A
minimal use, excellent
condition $60 000. Call 220-
1 1700 WATTS inverter
1 electric pressure washer, large
quantity of copper pipes
cop er welding rods, 1 tloor
mo el plastic sealing machine.
ClV6DEO cyoectors, La top
aprusters ltaectrica71e bosx
speakers, Plasma TV
620 t77 Patrick 226-6432
Sony 57FlNoor Model $ 245:000
Philips 57" Floor Model $299,0
Hitachi 6f $350,000
Tohs a n 61' % o350,0 0
68 Robin St., Lacytown.41 2-532543 6
2 -15-INCH planers (new).
I a~ve b rn usin hiilreo
e^Anei gane mole (newk
moulding, picture frames, etc.
24 Belvoir Court, Bel Air. Tel.
B Rlltis: llfTIlBCaAMPACRYIemarksPrice
Cak-2000 1bs minor repairs $85,oo
Cak-2000 1bs minoffsepairs -S850,00
Clarke -2000 lbs minor repairs sase,00
Cak- 4850 -Ibs working $1.4M
Clarke -4800 bs working$%1.4M
1 LARGE 5028 c per
X rox Oeds r~o0lr10r Oe 20
cellular phone accessor es
brua inu s725x00, ,neo~wh n
accessories $5000 each, 3
display board for adult or
children teaching, adjustable -
$4000 each. 1 coffee table -
83500, 1 pair bedside table
and lamp $20 000, 1 12v
vacuum $4000, 2 flowered
cushioned nibbi chair
$100000, all items are UK
made excellent. Owners
Oxy en SWm ing SAet yenple e
for Kfridgeration work -mhose,
gauge, torch -$30,000 100
n alu rnium AC1 2lers for
$005x eac~h.x x2 ew eb aco
compressors 240v.-1/4 hp-f8.5
BKW -$15000 each. 2 iron safe
nehd key~s Ou001I-I%1re 1 s 016.
1- large 110/240 Milwake
Drill Press. 1-Lar e hand
share, cutter -$2 000, 6
electric motors 110/240v 1-
2-2 and half -3hp $45000
each owner leaving $45,000
each Tel: 694-12 6
500 YARDS textile
(inclusive polyester, Dacron
drill, etc. available in white
khaki and other colours), 200
000 assorted buttons
( valable inavry o
casturs ea ashaaps), 1
industrial garment cutting
Roo narine 48 Light &
Four h Sts., Alberttown. Tel. #
WITH THE PURCHASE
OF ANY CELLPHONE
68 Robb St, L/town, G/town.
$1.31M, RO602001 95$1 1BMR -
Yamaha outboard eng ne, 1
90sskt oke Ymah5 H1p7 Hrpoke
9 -str30kepl4-s5rHpl4 s 5 H ,
1 30 Hp, 4-stroke. 25 Hp
2-stroke, 2 Hondas 50 & 8 Hp
hed Rob SsA)n mo Ld r, 1s 4
head 12-inch moulder, 1 24
surface 1 band saw, joiner
and surface, sharpeners,
radial arm saw, square blacks,
round blocks, slotted knives
flat knives, saw blade, 4
hoister fork' lift 2-ton, 1 GE
uri h~t fre i ers, L~o osrtiM
1 owe'@2rlsgenerattor Tet et51
3925, 674-08wd6, 684-5115.
ONE used Elliott 145
sharpener, one Nissan SD 22
asnmblr, ng a msel GM 6 2
THM 300 one FordEngine 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 ed e, planer
with 2 extra knives ses s, used
Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel engine
40 Hp rating. 662-2072.
1 LARGE White Siemens
upri ht freezer 240v $65 000
1 full1 automatic shredder orI
stand 10v $20 000, 1
automatic gate opener and
closer, 3 remotes $80 000, 4
metal 4 draw filingl cabinets -
$16 d0 Oh fce se 0 0
e6 v00d 3assTI 5- alo~n0 cea et
6 .pieces clear glass 5 x 5 ft. %
thick $8 000, 3 new volley bal
nets $6 000 each, 3 boxes
computer paper 9.5 x 11 -
$3500 each 1 large stand fan
industrial 1 Ov 18" blade $5
000. Owner migrating 223-
1 AT 170 CARINA. TEL.
TEONE2 10)EEP CHEROKEE.
ONE CRV, PKK 7703.
CALL 647-5727, 225-0171.
1 AT 192 CARINA motor
car, PHH Series. Tel. 649-7534.
ONE AE 150 Corona,
excellent condition. Tel. 609-
loaded price 2$1C6AMR CaA 6-
153NE Isuzu Diesel truck
ICanterl) $1M. Call 225-8915
1 GX 90 Toyota Mark 11
meo 3c~ar05E~xcellent condition.
SUPER Custom bus, 2
deie tleredRZ227 s737,n 65r
1 KT 147 Waon, driving
condition price $22 000. Ca
ONE AE 91 Toyota
Corolla EFI engine
automatic -$725 000. Call
1 DOUBLE cab To ota
Hilux crashed vehicle PFF
series sold as is. Tel. 335-5064
PHTOYSOeTr eCarinexAAl 60
condition, ma rims $380
000 neg. Call 612-5780
MASSY Ferguson tractors
from En land, lust arrived.
Models 185 & 1 8 Call 263-
5652 or 218-3574.
1 AE 100 CERES (Private),
AC, mao nms, CD pla er. Price
$950 0%0. Contact Rocky -
TOYOTA ST 202 Celica
SGE eine, 1 at oy w~hee81
6 od pae6, 4a~r~m5 etc. Cal
AT 192 $1 375 000;
Mitsubishi Lancer $1 370
000; G-Touring Wagon $1
475 000. Uniclue Auto Sales
227-3551, 647-0856, 699-
666R Tsoyot up hk ucpo4 nx r4
suspension lift k~t 33 x 12.
ISR tyres on off road rims. Mint
condition $2.2M. 220-4791/
(Diesel engine) 2L-TE, Automatic.
fully power A/C, maas, CD
player, sidebars. Price 32.6M.
Hardly used. Contact Rocky 225-
STYT A IHilu 4
1 AE 91 SPRINTER
opr v 3)d aAlomttri -EFl) full
1O CoooC6 0Rocky 225-
2 TOYOTA RZ Long Base
minibuses, ma s, mus c ,
Rxoc3 ent co dfon, o i
1 GX 81 Toyota Mark 11
(Private) automatic, full
powered), AC, mag rims, C _
player. Price $50 000.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
1 TOYOTA 4-R ner
enclosed V6 automaticnnuell
Pric e- $2.M Cntc, aocrkm
-~~~~~~ 22-40 2-9
1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private), automatic, fully
Po a0 $ 2 otc
1 CANTER Nissan 6
cylinder diesel, 3 ton, open
back, steel tray, double back
wheel GDD series Sold as
$1.21V1 is. Credit can be
arranged. Tel: 650-2706.
2005 FORD MnONDEOWAO
Leadtt cl int ror Multipl Ar adag'
or ye rnl < 00
b~est offer arc~tced
-- -E .. - ~
Ford F 150 Lightening,
SVT engine, (fast engine)
CD Player, M~ag
Whes KK 8569 $2.1M
1 GRAND Cherokee
Limited, leather interior
spinners, 1 Acura Legend
leather interior, 18" Lexani
rims. Contact Patrick 226-
nTo ota K 1d07 WT o
fu6Mpoewxecreede EJJse d s
made Morris Marino never
registered automatic 5 seater
5rr d000 Cedt c~an be
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf,
Blue, PJJ automatic, fully
Cowered, AC, rnag, crash bar,
condition ePrricen$1 85c0 0.
Tel. 219-1526, 610-7463.
1 CUMMINS engine
diesel 375 KVA generator.
Ex 1 lnth condition, only 12088
066LASH DRIVES 2GB $5
200, 1 GB -$3 100, new
model DDR1 512MB $7 000.
SPRAY paint mixing
banks. Cashier counters
SSeYias le De M Raal 07
1 TOYOTA 15 engine cc
1800. stick shift, chrome mag
nims, music, CD player. Pnce -
computers complete &
Internet ready $45 000.
Future Tech 26 Duncan St., C/
ville. Tel. # 231-2206/690-
526NTIQUE ware (1) old
on y. No private or unknown
Paddy Cleaner 5
Ready to use
HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis, rent a direct TV for after
a hard days work, yucan
relax with your family and~ view
the channel of your choice,
For more information contact
- # 231-6093, 227-1151.
AGMBD TLS5 BA2 d~uo roepssoop
DVD btlr er6 lkGB ew Ur vl'
000 0.b.o Call 623-5492
2 MIXEDI breed pups, 5
months old big structure
(Doberman and Pitbull),
excellentt for guarding. $25
00 each. Tel. ~220-2366/615-
eFaM 31 Cron tn Pii
iotac t- 4 -85 Sn2d54 19]
guiaraO eEdS aptops; c we
amplifiers. microwaves, DVD
e~corder. Ipods. Eq &mixer,
camcordes, digital cameras.
60-GA.L. compressor with
o, horse power motor, Lorha
Sill (masala hyrick), American
mTade paint $1750/gal. Call
223-5699. 227-0723, 623
11Ral you pottery lovers
rneemnaewina me eim sizeh h l
can (neg.). Call an time.
Askir% $180 000. Tel. 265.
completee cordless pmp es
cameras, colo nes, perfumes,
car speakers, DVD la ers, CD
Ihn (8m-18 5, 642-3rn2o2r.
SUNDAY CHRONBICLE March 30, 2008 21
steadily before the experi-
enced Floyd Reifer (26) and
Chadwick Walton (32) re-
stored the innings with a
fourth-wicket stand of 52.
Once they had departed, the
innings quickly declined with
seven wickets falling for the ad-
dition of 51 runs, as the CCC
finished just short of the 250-
Tonge claimed four for 66
from 11 overs, backed up by pace
partner Brent Defreitas, who
bagged two for 29 from 7.1 overs.
Baker, Willett and Martin
had one apiece.
Building on a lead of 170,
the Leewards added a further
82 for the loss of Shane
'When he fell bowled by
pacer Borris Hutchinson for 21
- the umpires called play with
12.1 overs still to be bowled.
Powell, frsh frm a successful
outing at the ICC Youth World Cup
for the West Indies, notched up his
second half-centuryof the match.
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minutes off 47 balls with nine
fours after top-scoring with 85
in the first innings.
Hutchinson has taken one
for 16 from 3.5 overs.
helped place the Leeward Is-
lands in control against
Combined Campilses & Col-
leges (CCC) on the second
day of their final round Carib
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Olympian Yoan Pablo
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Guyanese Braithwaite in
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Hernandez twice in the third
round before the bout was
stopped. Time was 1:52.
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belt. The win has given new
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ter he had lost three of his 'ast
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to do it because I never be-
lieved," he said. "It isjust
a reflection of my longev-
ity in the game."
Australians Allan Bor-
der and Steve Waugh are
the other two players to
score 10 000 Test runs.
"For me to be in that
company is surreal in some
ways, Dravid said "Ikow
Ricky Ponting and Jacques
Kallis, the other two great
batsmen ofmy generation, are
also probably going to get
there very~ soon."
He was disappointed that
opener Virender Sehwag could
not break Lara's world record
for the highest score (400 not
oilt) afterhe was dismissed for
an Irulian-record 319 yester-
"We kneiv if Virth bat-'
ted for a couple of hours
he would get close to it, if
not pass it," he said. "He
has always batted positively
that is why he has been
abh* to score that way.".
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3/29/2008. 10:29 PM
runs over Hernandez
"1 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March? 30, 2008S
Semi-final arid quarter-final
action in Trophy Stall softball
cricket competition on the West Coast of Demerara start-
ing at 09:30 h.
At NIS ground on Carifesta Avenue, Trophy Stall XI and
arch-rivals Ariel XI will clash with Rovendra Ramgobin and
Mark Ernest in charge in the semifinal.
In the quarterfinals at Den Amstel, Hyde Park Y! will come
up against Rocky XI with Mark Miller and Gavin Douglas
calling play from 09:30 h.
At the same venue at 12:00 h, Rangers XI will face Farm
Masjid with the same two umpires from the morning match
Cu r linthunders
to Du ba a Wor Id
Cup tra umph
LONDON. England (Reuters) Hot 4-11 favourite Curlin,
ridden with supreme confidence by Robby Albarado, gal-
loped awray with yesterday 's 56 million Dubai W~orld Cup,
the sport's richest race.
The U.S. Horie-of`-the- Yer mn '(00. Curlin raced in the first
three throughout, took the lead nr ath son metres to go and ran
out an easy 7-3/4 lengths winner.
Second place in the 12-strong field went to South Africa-
trained challenger Asiatic Boy (10-1) with 66-1 outsider Well
Armed in third.
"HIe's just an amazing horse and P'm proud to be around
him," Albarade told Channel 4 racing as the favourite re-
turned to the winners' enclosure at Nad Al Sheba.
Victories in last year's Breeder's Cup Classic and Preakness
Stakes had marked Curlin out as a top-class performer and he
underlined his reputation with an another impressive display.
Albarado, riding for trainer Steve Asmussen, said: '"This is
an unbelievable experience and I can't explain it. This is at the
very top of the list."
Sans Souci to victory
Travis Dowling 40-over starts today
4.>. 1 ...
"And that is all played out
through football as football is
such a powerful cultural force.
There are people who are not
seeking to use it for positive
ends, it's used for negative ends,
to further tribal and sectarian is- ~
sues to abuse people who are
seen as outsiders, which I think
are a major challenge for UEFA,
the European commission and
for national governments.
"I don't think we can pre-
tend we are doing anything
but scratching the surface. At
the same time we do see iso-
lated, small comings together
blo think our job is to be
addressing the policymakers
whenever we can all around
Europe, making sure that gov-
ernments are taking it seri-
ously, snaking sure ~that UEFA
is doing everything it knows
it needs to be doingg"
Curlin came into the race as the strong favourite for
Earher on a gintering sevesn-race carJ \v ah prlze money of
omer 521 million on the night. South Afncan trainer Mlike de
Kock landed1 a 1-27 jn the United Arab Bnurates DerbS and also
captured the $5 anlbon Dub~ai Sheema Classic.
Honour Devil, the 1-5-8 favourkte ridden b3 Johnny
Miurtagh, beat stablemate Royal Vintage (5-2) by a length
and a quarter to give De Kiock his second success~ise vic-
tery inthe UA~P~d~lebfl owla Aslade~ oy in200)7
The trainer samck again In the Sheema Classic whe~n 15-2
shtSouuh.ic w'ere alo an t e mk anth I5 d Ilon ua
Duty~ Free when Jay Peg. ndden bL, Anton Marcus for trainer
Herman Brown, sprang a' 50-1 surprise.
'Amed~can' trainer Richard Dutrow Jr and jockey Edgar
Prado were others in top form teaming up to win the
Godolphin Mile on Diamond~ Stripes (3-1) and following
up with Benny The Bull (7-4 favourite) in the Dubai
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By John Mehaffey
(R~euters) -Abuse directed at
Grand Prix racer Lewis
Hamilton in Spain and an
ugly confrontation between
the India and Australia
cricket sides provide de-
pressing evidence that rac-
Innm continues to blight in-
Briton Hamilton, Formula
One's first black driver, was
booed and insulted by specta-
tors who shouted racial abuse
during-testing at the Montmelo
circuit in Barcelona last month.
India threatened to cut short
their tour of Australia when spin-
ner Harbhajan Singh-was banned
for three Tests after the Austra-
lians complained that he had
made racist comments about An-
drew Symonds during the second
Test in Australia.
The suspension was over-
turned on appeal and
Harbhajan was charged with
the lesser offence of using
Motorsport's governing body
the FIA plans to use the Span-
ish Grand Prix in Barcelona on
April 27 to launch an anti-rac-
stick by your sanction rather
than chopping and changing,
Competitions in sport must be
seen to be beyond reproach "
Soccer in culturally and ra-
cially diverse Europe remains
the flashpoint for many racial in-
Spain is one country strug-
gling to adjust to the challenges
of large-scale immigration, while
an influx of Romanians into Italy
has created racial tensions.
Powar said there were prob-
lems in eastern Europe and the
Balkan countries that might not
be obvious to the west.
"Nationalism is a very
potent force in that region.
As we have seen with the
politics of the breakup in
the Balkans, as deadly as
anything that goes on any-
where," he said.
ism campaign. It will work in
conjunction with soccer's
'Kick it Out' and 'Football
against Racism in Europe's
Piara Powar, director of the
London-based 'Kick it Out',
told Reuters in an interview
that television images and pho-
tographs showed quite clearly
Hamnilton's race was being used
to attack him.
He said the problem had
clearly been an isolated one,
"MIotor racing has a very
clean image, it's a very interna-
tinl co::::n Y" u : t :o't
world of racial abuse," Powar
"'It has a different
problem from other sports,
the sport is very different,
it goes from country to
country. They don't have
liome games as such; there
isn't a group of followers
who follow it around with
a close tribal identity as
there is in football, so I
wouldn't be surprised if
we didn't see it again for
Powar was less compli-
mentary about the Interna-
tional Cricket Council
"I think the Harbhajan
Singh itii Xf~elifiillustrates the
kalne -thea gernance of
been brought and the player
has been charged, have the dis-
cipline to charge him. That's
the rule of natural justice," he
"Then when you find them
guilty, find them guilty and
Ramnari'ne bagged five
wickets to inspire Sans
Souci to a comfortable six-
wicket victory over Good
Success in the Asif Ahmad
senior two-day cricket com-
petition on Wakenaam I~s-
land, Essequibo River.
Playing at the Good Suc-
cess ground, Ramnarine spun
webs around the home team
batsmen in their second in-
nings to finish with five for 32
and complete a fine match-
-hank'of eight for 62 as Good*
Success fell for 132.
SuScoses in the math r o
Sahadeo 31. Imran Khnau 30;
Vickram Raininarine 3-30,
Roopnarine Per~saudl 2-25. Sann
Souci 212: Oyono Sampson
40, Jaggernauth Ma~nbodhe 36;
Imran Khna 4-31, Chandrika
Good Success second in-
nings 132 all out: Mustak
Mohammed 50; Vickram
Ramnarine 5-32. Sans Souci
82-4: Veronie Sasepaul 32,
Ramnarine 22 not out.
The winning team received a
trophy and sponsor Asif Ahmad
said that he was indeed happy to
be part of` the cricket in
Wakenaam in an effort to assist
the game and promised that he
will continue to support cricket.
Meanwhile, the Travis
Dowlin 40-over cricket compe-
tition is set to commence today
with two matches a.
In Zone A, Sans Souci will
cI nat ne G eelllandilSi o
Rigby in charge while Sans Souci
'lid Stuldentls dre~w the bye and
in Zonle B. Goodt Sulccess will be
.0: honi to 12oitgedacht with umn-
pires Nandki~issure Andrew and
Maria's Pleasure drew the
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Racism blig hts motor
racing and cricket
SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 30, 2008
The family of the late
M AT IL DA
tO ex press their ..
deepest gratitude and t~
sincere thanks to all 4lB:Vt
who have shown love "'
and kindness by expressions of sympathy
iD Our time of sorrow.
We appreciate your prayers, cards,
tlphOenet cwaltll u ov~en ou weo ue your
Precious memories of our dear "'Sister
Bella" will live in our hearts.
Inserted by the Rafferty
By Rex Gowar
LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Wayne Rooney scored twice
in the second half and
Cristiano Ronaldo played a
part in all four goals to help
Manchester United crush
Aston Villa 4-0 to charge six
points clear in the Premier
Champions United, who
also netted in the first half with
a cheeky Ronaldo back-heel and
a header from Carlos Tevez, lead
EVELYN SAMUELS MOHABEER
April 24, 1924 March 26. 1998 15, 0"
Ten years have passed
ALL IS WELL
1 r, ea on>.llj~- 30pBdawapolO th ne I rlOom
lam Iand you are you. Whatsoever wve were to each other that wFe still
are. Call me by my old familiar name. speak to me the easy way
which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no
fore:aiofs:emnt borrow. Latugh aswe always laughed at little
PRAY SIMILE, THINK OFME, PRAY FOR ME.
Let my name be ever the household word that it ever was. There is an
unbroken continuity. Why should lbe out of mind becauselIamouto
sight? I am waiting for you for an interval very nlear; just around the
Teesha, Damien, Theron and Macaela.
A loving husband, fathers r-elative and friend.
sunrise 21st July 1934
Sunset 21st March 2004
Is has been four- years since thle day you
departed this life. It still feels like you are h~ere
with us in thought1s and spirit, guiding us as we
live our lives in your footsteps.
l['he Lord is y shlepl rd
He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads
nle to quiet pools of fresh water
He gives me n~ew strength
He guides me in the right paths,
as he has promised.
CM miss youL very r uch but take solace in your
eternal happiness in God's Kingdom.
His wife: Jasodra, Children: Vi~jay, Edward,
V:enita, Son and Daughters in Law: Mohan,
Prudence and Pradeepa, Grandchildren, other
relatives and friends.
MaynJ yocu soutlcontinue fto rest ini eternal pearce.
Pakistan board wNill
nOt Stop rebel s
playing in England
iN LOVING; and CHERISHED
MEMORY OF A DEAR MOTHER,
D~LC~IE E4D SIE AND AUN T '
Ita bee t~vny v ares Yinciarcl ah t.4l.
Your death did not separate our love it deepens our vision
Y", "ic le a vaca t seltat du on up as for you
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MAIY HER SOUL REST lIl Ec
visits and had lost on their last
three, back into the match
when he turned in Cesc
Fabregas's corner in the 63rd
Robin van Persie equalised
with a penalty five minutes later
after Gary Cahill brought down
Alexander Hleb and an own goal
by Jlloyd Samuel following
Fabregas's 90th-minute shot
ended Arsenal's run of five league
games without victory.
"It was important to get into
a winning way again," said
Wenger. "I know the mental
strength of this team, they can dig
Derby County were .rel-
egated after a 2-2 draw at home
to Fulham, Birmingham City's
3-1 win over Manchester City
sealing the bottom team's fate.
It is the first time a Premier
League team has been relegated in
March, Derby breaking the
record set by Sunderland in
2003 when they went down
on April 12.
Derby have taken 11
points from 32 games and will
now hope to exceed 15
points, another Sunderland
record from 2006.
their bid to avoid another
quick return to the sec-
ond tier with a 2-1 home
win over West Ham
season to 26 when he struck in
the 17th minute.
A cross was poorly cleared
and the loose ball fell to the Por-
tugal striker who, with his back
to goal, flicked it with his left
heel through defender Martin
Laursen's legs and past keeper
Tevez made it 2-0 just past
the half hour when he dived to
head home Ronaldo's far-post
cross following a fine team move
started on the halfway line by
Ronaldo flicked on a Ryan
Giggs pass for Rooney to take
the ball round Carson for the
third in the 53rd minute, his
first goal in eight games.
Rooney added the fourth in
the 70th minute from another
Ronaldo pass, taking his league
tally to 10.
Looking ahead to United's
Champions League quarter-fi-
nal first leg at AS Roma on
Tuesday, Rooney told Sky
Sports television: "It's going to
be a massive game for us in
Rome. I think we prepared
Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger will also look forward
with optimism to
Wednesday's first leg at home
to Liverpool after his side's
gutsy fightback at Bolton.
Midfielder Matthew Tay-
lor put Bolton two up in the
first half with goals either side
of the dismissal of Arsenal's
Abou Diaby for a high tackle
on Gretar Steinsson,
Captain William Gallas
led Arsenal, who had not
won at the Reebok Stadium
in their previous five league
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters)
- Pakistan's cricket board will
not try to stop players from
the rebel Indian Cricket
League (ICL) taking part in
English county cricket, offi-
cials said yesterday.
"Our policy on the ICL play-
els is clear. They are not contracted
toust n ae they elg le to play in
county or shield cricket we can't
stop them," Shaligat Naghmi, the
chief operating ollicer of the Pa-
kistan Cricket Board (PCB) told
RWeu have no legal or moral
reason to stop ICL players from
playing in any event in any other
country apart from Pakistan," he
"If anyone in any other
country wants to play them
it is their decision."
Around 16 players from
Pakistan are appearing in the
ICL, a Twenty20 event in its
second year, at the moment.
The PCB has banned ICL play-
ers from playing domestic cricket.
Thle ICL is bankrolled by the
controllers of India's largest listed
media firm but has not been sanc-
tioned by the International
Cricket Council (ICC).
second-placed Arsenal by six
points with six games remaining.
Arsenal, down to 10 men
for an hour, ended a six-year
league jinx at Bolton Wanderers
as they fought back from two
goals down for a 3-2 win.
teCbhaelka two pnts fur-
spot by beating
Middlesbrough today when
Liverpool and Everton also re-
sume their battle for fourth
place in the Merseyside derby.
At Old Trafford, where the
second half was played in pour-
ing rain, the league's top scorer
Ronaldo took his tally for the
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i nternal and excter~nal accountability and program delivery and to for~mulate locanl pol icies.
Development of Community Development Plan~s: training and assistmg~ commumities to
develop annual or multi-annual management plans incorporating t-raditional practices.
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inv\olving NG'Os. commrlunity g~roups: and public agencies. Establish 11mdral~ising and
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CHENNAI, India (Reuters) -
India's Rahul Dravid struck
111 for his 25th Test hundred
and Virender Sehwag deliv-
ered 319 runs before South
Africa staged -a splendid
fightback on the fourth day
of the first Test yesterday.
Fast bowler Dale Steyn
grabbed four of the last five
wickets to bowl out India for
627 at tea in reply to South
Africa's 540 all out.
At the close, the tourists
were 131 for one, 44 runs ahead,
with opener Neil McKenzie un-
beaten on 59 and Hashim
Amla, top-scorer with 159 in
the first innings, 35 not out,
pushing the game towards a
Captain Graeme Smith
was out for 35 but the top-or-
9 der batsmen again held firm
on a pitch with minor wear
Sehwag and Dravid took
centre stage for their individual
efforts before the in-form
Steyn ripped through the In-
dian tail to restrict their first-
innings lead to 87 runs.
India lost the last five wick-
ets for 29 runs, with Stevn
Dravid hit 15 fours on
his .way to becoming the
sixth batsman to tally 10
000 Test runs, the third
Indian to do so after
Sachin Tendulkar and
The 35-year-old, play-
ing in his 120th Test, emu-
lated West Indian Brian Lara,
Australians Allan Border and
Steve Waugh and his two
compatriots before comp let-
ing his century after lunch.
Sehwag bettered his own
Indian record (309) for the
highest Test score but fell short
in his bid to surpass Lara's
world record of 400 not out.
The 29-year-old Sehwag
struck 43 fours and five sixes
in his near nine-hour stay. He
became only the third batsman
to score two Test triple hun-
dreds, joining Lara and Austra-
lian Don Bradman,
Paceman Makhaya Ntini
struck twice in successive
overs after dashing the big
hopes of Sehwag in the sixth
over with the second new ball.
He forced the explosive
batsman to edge a rising ball to
McKenzie at first slip before
Tendulkar drove a low catch to
Jacques Kallis at second slip.
Souray Ganguly (24) edged
a catch behind the stumps off -
Harris as six Indian batsmen
were caught in the close cordon.
Sehwag raised 268 runs
for the second wicket with
Dravid after adding 213 runs
:SOUTH AFRICA first Innings: 540 all
out (G. Smith 73, N. McKenzie 94,
H.Amla 150, M. Boucher 70, H-
ID f. IIne c s Harris 73
;V. Sehwag c McKenzie b Ntini 319
/R. Dravid c Kalils b Ntini 111
I S. Tendulkar c Kallis b Ntini 0
. S. Ganguly c Boucher b Harris 24
V. Laxman c & b Harris 39
, M. Dhoni c Baucher b Steyn 16
: A. Kumble b Steyn 3
IH. Singh b Steyn 0
R.Singh b Steyn 0
SS. Sreesanth not out 4
6rGres *b-o2u0t b5P1, w- rib-4) 3
with fellow opener Wasim
Dravid, on 99 at lunch,
drove Ntini for a straight four off
the third ball a'rer the interval to
reach 100, his first since his 129
against Bangladesh last year af-
He edged Ntini to Kallis at
slip soon after to start a slide,
hastened when wicketkeeper
Mahendra Dhoni (16) fell.
Steyn forced Dhoni to
fend a catch behind the
stumps before bowling skip-
per Anil Kumble (3),
Harbhajan Singh (0) and
RP Singh (0).
Fall of wicketls: 1-213. 2-481, 3-481, 4-
526, 5-573, 6598, 7-610, -610, 9412.
Bowling: SLeyn 32-3-103-4, Ntini
28-3-128-3, MAlrkel 25-4-76-0 (w-1,
n -2)),K HrIs 531620- (nG 2
SOUTH AFRICA second innings
N. McKenzienot out 59
G. Smith Ibw b H. Singh 35
H. Amla not out 35
Extras: (Ib-) 2
Total: (one wilcket, 33 overs) 131
Fall of wicket: 1-53.
Bowling: Sreesenth 6-0-28-0, R.
Singh 4-0-27-0, H. Singh 10-1-40-1,
Gnuy 2-1-61-00, Kumble 10-0-27-0,
CHENNAI, India (Reuters) -
South African pace spear-
helad Dale Steyn showed he
was a quick learner by lead-
ing a fightback against India -
in the first Test yesterday.
The 24-year-old Steyn
grabbed four of the last five
wickets to restrict India's first-
innings lead to 87 after opener
Virender Sehwag notched up an
Indian Test-best 319 on the
India were all out for 627
before South Africa reached
131 for o~ne in their second in-
nings at stumps to lead by 44
runs, makmg~ sure they would
not lose on thei final day today.
Steyn wasn man-of-the-se-
r-ics in the last three series winls
buLt had failed in, strike until he
produced his halul within 21
de!iverics in ai 'ne display of
"~i:'s diff'it ult bowlii
here.' h~e saidl. "One thil:
is the pitch doesn't assi..
you mulc~h anl~ we are noi
used to thie balls we use here.
ui gt sfe up pretty
"'So it is a whole new~ ex-
perience," he said. "\c\ learnt
a lot from yes rd~tay andi we ex-
ecuted a lot LIree~r today.
"It is greal :,ming off the
fieldl after taki. a couple of
wickets," he s;,i:. "It shows
you that mn condo olns like this
you have got to~ able to put
in the hard yaroi- a, get wick-
"The key is to find out what
works," Steyn said. "Reverse
swing is a big factor in the sub-
continent. We were lucky to get
a ball change and the new ball
that we got was reversing from
ball one basically."
The second Test will be
played in Ahmedabad from
"At one stage I bowled close
to 27 overs and I hadn't taken a
wicket yet and then in my last
couple of overs Ipicked up four."
Steyn came into his own af-
ter the seasoned Makhaya Ntini
took three wickets. Left-arm
spinner Paul Harris took the
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:,SUNDAY HR;olEMiyk Marh ?2008 2!
Soens nhaneea- ay do hos
IT was an evening of catch-up last Friday when Invaders,
International '6 and Wales domino teams faced off in the
second round of the Bish & Sons Three-way dominoes tour-
ney at the GNNL Sports Club, Lama Avenue.
Invaders led the way from the first sitting with 14 games
with International '6 and Wales with 14 and 10 games respec-
A see-saw battle then ensued as the scores were one game
apart per team in the remaining sittings, with Invaders getting
the upper hand in each.
The final sitting was a do-or-die affair with the scores read-
ing: Invaders 67, International '6 63 and Wales 62.
Invaders had no chance as they were "hammered into
the wall". Feroze Khan of Invaders was scalped by Shawn
Glasgow of Wales with Imtikab Ali being the prosecutor.
The scores read in the final sitting: Wales 78, International
'6 and Invaders 74 games apiece.
Top scorers for the winning team came from Shawn Glasgow
with the maximum 18 games, Jeff Grovesnor, Philip 'Tal~iban'
Joseph, and Toney Grovesnor who supported with 14 games
Ron Callender starred for International '6 also w~ith the
maximum 18 games while Navin Samaroo chipped 14I. Jus-
tin Plummer's 17 and Khlemraj Ramlall's 16 games were
not enough for Invaders to win a seemingly easy match.
The first round was played at the Everest Cncker Club Pa-
vilion last Tuesday and saw Wales emerge w\ mners also w~ith 77
games. International '6 were in second place with 72 games while
Invaders mustered 66 games.
Top scorers in that match were: Rabby Grovesnor with
the maximum 18 games and Suresh Sookram 15 games
for the winners. Edmund Sammy fell one short of the maxi.
mum while Navin Samaroo chalked up 14 games for In.
ternationial '6. Dino Bissessar starred in Invaders' cause
with 14 games. .
The prizes for the Blsh &i Sons tourne) are: a winning tro.
phy, one trophy for second-placers, threet miniature tr~ophies
for the best players in the winning team, two mimature ones
for the top players in the sec~ond-plaed teamn and a mini tro-
phy for the best player In the urdlr-place'd team.
Spoe finalS rn g-il ebe 4lye tomorrow at GNNL
under tig ht security
By Karolos Grohmann
ATHENS, Greece (Reuters) The Beijing Olympic flame
reached the Athens Acropolis yesterday under unpree-
edented security to prevent pro-Tibet activists disrupting
the torch relay.
Helicopters hovered overhead as a torch bearer, surrounded
by scores of security vehicles and hundreds of police, brought
t flame to the Acro ois weIrsetit will burn overnight before
in Geek officials tiage sc fame' route several timesbde -
taken since the torch relay tradition was launched for the 1936
"The relay route to the Acropolis has already been
changed three times today," a Greek official close to the
relay told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Human rights activists and Tibetan demonstrators disrupted
the globally televised torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olym-
pia ..., breaking a security cordon and unfurling protest ban-
ners during the Beijing organising chief's speech.
Further protests miirred the start of the relay, with
demonstrators lying on the ground in front of vehicles ac-
companying the torchbearers in Olympia and holding uP
th ied Ti etn and an rights activists, who have vowed
to demonstrate in Athens again today when the flame is offi-
cially handed over to Beijing Games organizers (BOCOG), held
a silent protest below the Acropolis.
"China must stop hiding behind words and start doing
something on Tibet," said Czech activist Stan Sedlacek,
31, who was among about two dozen protesters, some hold-
mng lit candles. "Our message is: Keep the blood-stained
torch out of Tibet' .
The flame will arrive in China on March 31 for the start of
a domestic and international relay that will include a crossing of
the Nepal-Tibetan border.
More than 1 000 police will be on guard during the hand-
ovrceremonydinside and outside h Panathenian stadium, site
ofte istmdenOympi n 19.
The security operation has also triggered the anger of
the local foreign press association and the photojournal-
ists' union who said in a statement that their fundamental
right to inform was severely curbed by the tight measures.
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1WLINISTRY OF HEALTH
The Ministryv of H-ealth invrites Tenders from suitably qualified C'ontractor~s to submit bids for th~e
execution of the followings w1ork~s and services -
A). Weeding and Cleaning of the ministry of Helthlcomlpounds (RE-TENDER)
B). Provision of JTanitorial Services -- National Blootd T~ransf'usionl Services, G;PGH
11 Tlendeir Documents~ can be obtained~t Ro~m the Aidmninistrativ e Dcpartment. Ministry of
Health, L.ot 1 Br1ic~kdam, G;eorIgetownI1 liamn 09):00 -- 15:00 b Mol~ndayi to Fridfay u~Pon
paymrent o fa nlon-refunrdable fee of F'our Thousandt D~ollars ($4.000,.00)) for each project.
2)Each tendecr must be enlclosed inl a plain, s~aledt envolope. which dioes not ini anyv way
identify the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top lett-hand corner of the
envelope, Tender for (specific works/services)"
3) Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman. National Procurement and Tender
Administratioon Board and must be deposited in the Tender Box situated on the Giroundl
Floor of the NationalI Procuremnent &t Te~ndecr Administration. Board, M ministry of Finance
Compound. Main and U~rquhart Street~s, Georgetown nor- later than Tuelcsday 15:" April.
2008 at 9:00 am. Tenlders will be opened immediately thereafter.
4)Each Tender mulst be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commission er-Generaal, Guyavna Rev\enue Authority atnd the General M~anager. National
Insurance Scheme in the name of' the individual if anl individuals is tendering or company
is tendering. Failure to do so will result in automatic disqual ification of'the Tender,
5) Tenders whilich do not meet the requirementsi stated above will be deemIled n~on-
6) Tenderers or their representati ves~ are inv\ited to be precsent at the opening of Tender- s onl
Tuesday I 5" April. 200 at 9.00am as stated above.
7) The M inistry: of Ie~alth does nlot bindc itselfto accept the lowuest or any. tendcr.
By Mark L~amport-Stokes
INDIAN WELLS, California
(Reuters) Although the
2008 tennis season is barely
three months old, Swiss
world number one Roger
slams every year, four grand
slamts. The Olympics you get to
play one time in four years and
who knows what will happen
in four years for us?
"So I will not risk that and
I'll be very honoured and privi-
leged to participate in such an
event, an event with the most
tradition in sport."
Russian former world
number one Maria Sharapova
has long cherished competing at
"It's been a dream of mine
ever since I was a little girl, so
it's been one of my priorities
for a very long time," the 20-
year-old said. "The Olympics
comes around only once every
four years and the U.S. Open
is there~ every single year.
"One of the things I'm re-
ally looking forward to is' the
opening ceremony and walking
with all the athletes from my
country in front of thousands of
WTA Tour veteran Daven-
port was a gold medallist in the
women's singles at thel1996 At-
lanta Games, two years before
she clinched the first of her
three grand slam titles.
"It was the first big thing I
won and a huge honour," the
former Wimbledon, U.S. Open
and Australian Open champion
"When I won the U.S.
Open in 1998, it seemed to give
me more validity as a player.
Those two were certainly big
turning points in my career
and it's hard to compare
"I can't wait to go back
in early August. It's been on
the calendar for my family
for a long time. My aspira-
tion is to do my best to win
any medal. I really don't care.
"1My best memory is win-
ning the gold but I always think
back to the opng ceremonies
in '96. The United States were
the last country to come out and
I was with Mary Joe
(ernandez) and Monica (Seles),
two of my best friends on the
"It was a moment I'll
never forget. We were so ex-
cited and giddy and, like,
pure joy. Sitting there, we
were all crying when
Muhammad Ali lit the torch.
I always kind of think back
to that moment."
brought up in a family
where the Olympic Games
represented the ultimate
Her father, Alexandr
Kuznetsov, coached six
Olympic and world cycling
champions including her
mother, Galina Tsareva, a six-
time world champion.
"For me it's very im-
portant," said the 22-year-
old, who won her first grand
slam title at the 2004 U.S. Ope.
"'It's like a grand slam or eve1
maybe more important thL
Federer and other leading
players are already turning
their thoughts towards the
Beijing Olympics in August.
For Federer, the Olympic
Games are close to the grand
slams in importance while Aus-
tralian Open champion Novak
Djokovic believes they might
rank even higher because they
take place only once every four
American Lindsay Daven-
port will never forget the stir-
ring memories of her trium-
phant debut at the Atlanta
Games in 1996 and Russian
Svetlana Kuznetsova says she
would prefer to win an Olym-
plc gold medal this year over
any of the grand slams.
"For me, it's a big priority
of the year," Federer, a winner
of 12 grand slam titles, told re-
porters during the Pacific Life
C)"tnhat Indian Wells this
baste rATP cu lac ua l
the Olympic Games and I fol-
low that scheme. I want to
play in this year's Olympics
and I'm going to be there-
"I've already had two great
experiences," the 26-year-old
Swiss added, referring to
Sydney in 2000 when he lost
the bronze-medal match to
Frenchman Arnaud Di
Pasquale and Athens in 2004
when he lost to Czech Tomas
Berdych in the second round.
"For me it is already, but
maybe some players and some
fans need more convincing that
the Olympics is big for tennis.,,
Serbian world number three
Djokovic, who clinched his
eight ATP title bybeating
Ameicn ary Fihin te
Pacific Life Open final last
"I rate them (the Games)
probably on the top, one of the
tops for sure," the 20-year-old
said. "I mean come on, it's the
"You get to play grand
Asked whether she would pre
fer to win Wimbledon or an Olym
pic gold medal this year
Kuznetsova replied: "Olympi
gold medal. No question."
Pressed if she would chan
her mind if the French Open wr
the alternative, she said: "It wou
come very close, you know. I ho;
I don't need to choose this one.
"Well, if I have one grar!
slam and I would have ox
Olympic medal it would I
good. I have chances to wi
(grand slams) next year, y<
know, but then there is r
3/29/2008, 10:36 PM
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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 30, 2008
puotsm~ tTn n
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) Lendl Simmons' cen-
tury puts T&T in commandSimmons' century puts T&T
in command Simmons' century puts T&T in command fash-
ioned his third regional hundred to give Trinidad and To-
bago a clear advantage over Barbados on the second day of
their important final round Carib Beer Series match yes-
terday at Guaracara Park.
The right-hander's effort was well supported by tremendous
bowling and out-cricket by the Daren Ganga-led T&T team, as
they perfectly positioned themselves to defend their Carib Chal-
lenge title against Carib Cup champions Jamaica.
With a handsome first innings lead of 236, T&T reached 31
without loss. at stumps to lead by 267 with all their second-
innings wickets standing.
The teams are vying to -come out with the highest num-
ber of points from this encounter for second place in the
standings and a place in the Challenge Final.
T&T went into the game with 43 points, one point more
than Barbados on 42.
Before a festive crowd in the 'Oil Refinery', the 23-year-
old Simmons showed grit and determination to score 126 as his
team tallied a mammrruh 4120 against the visitors.
Chasing T&iT's huge total, Barbados batsmen gave a
listless batting display and were bundled out for 184, to give
the home team first-innings points.
Ganga decided not to etnforce the follow-on and his team
closed in a posirlcon of authority entering today's third dal,
The Barbadilans responding to T&T s j20 suffered
an early setback in their quest for firrs-innings lead, wrhe~n open-
ing b~armain Jasion Haynes 1'81 was caught at the wicket by
Glbran Mlohammesd off Richard Ke~lil's bowling witlh the total
All-rounder Kevin Stoute joined flamboyant opening
batsman Dale Richards (38) but after adding 38 runs and
writh the introduction of fringe li'est Indies ofF-spinner Amit
,laggernauth. Richards was trapped in front to leave his
team on the backfoot on 56 for two.
Westr Indles !outh captam and all-rounder Shamarb Brooks
andl Sloute btrted~i cautiously against the potent spin and pace
attack employed b\ Ganga, but thet pair could not sustain their
effort and the) were eventually parted when Sloute 121) whas
caught at firit surp byI Kieron Pollardl off Ravi Rampaul's bowl-
ing, as Barbadoz stumbled to 68 for three.
DwhaynTe Struth (39) tred to steady the ship but he wras dis-
rmossd just before the tea mtcrval, caught behind from the bowl-
ing of left-arm spinner Dave Mlohammed.
At the break. Barbados were 132 for four, w\ith Brooks on
16 and Jonathan Carler two.
On the resumption, Barbados lost two more quick wlekets.
lMohammed bowled Carter 14) with the total on 135, and
with the score unchanged. Brooks (171 was brilliantly caught
at point by substitute Andre Browne olT Rayad Emrit's bowl-
ing, to lea\'e the visitors stumbling on 135 for six.
T~he remainmg bat-men offered Ilttle resistance and the un-
nlngs folded for a jsub-200U total.
Jaggernauth, three for 34, and mediumn-paerz Emrit threez for
37, we re the rap browrlers for T& T.
They were wrell supported by Mlohammed, with t wo for
Earhcer, Simmons' workmanlike innings spanned 392 min-
utes and 279 balls and was garnlshedj with nine fours and one
He brought up hisi hundred w ith a double though backward
point offleft-arm spinner Suliemian Benn'.
Simmons' landmark was achievePd in 359 minutes and
245 balls and contained seven fours.
He shared in an important ninth-wicket partnership of 98
in 91 minutes with Rampaul, who contrbuled a well-organised
Simmons, batting at No.4, was the last to be dismissed on
the stroke of lunch, caught by Alcmndo Holder off Benn's bowl-
Organisers have decided to start today's play at 09:30
h in order for the teams to attend the West Indies Players'
Association Awards function.
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The left-handed Johnson
had added 106 for the third
wicket with his skipper and his
46 was decorated with five
fours and lasted 124 balls and
Travis Dowlin celebrated his
appointment as Guyana cap-
tain by stroking an attractive
unbeaten century as the
hosts dominated the Wind-
ward Islands on the opening
day of their final-round
Carib Beer Series match yes-
Dowlin lashed 121 not out
at the Guyana National Sta-
dium, Providence, and the
Guyanese were comfortably
placed on 312 for three at
stumps with Dowlin still there
and West Indies batsman
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 22 away
from his 44th first-class century.
The pair joined forces five
minutes before ten and have
so far put together 151 in an
Dowlin has reached the
boundary 14 times and batted
280 minutes and 204 balls while
Chanderpaul, who has 17 Test
hundreds to his name, has
reached the ropes six times and
cleared it thrice in his innings
which has lasted 116 balls and
Shillingford (2-97) is the
most successful Windward Is-
lands bowler so far.
In bright sunshine and on a
slow track and fast outfield the
hosts progressed to 70 for two
by lunch after Guyana had
elected to bat after winning the
The 31-year-old Dowlin,
who led Guyana against In-
dia in a three-day game in
2002, played with stylish au-
thority and shared in century
partnerships with former
West Indies Under-19 captain
Leon Johnson (46) and with
former West Indies Test skip.
per Chanderpaul on a day
which belonged entirely to
Krishna Ar june, who hit
two fours, was bowled by
Mervin Matthew for 18 one
hour into the day's proceedings
as the visitors made the break-
through at 42 for one.
who was dropped off pacer
Nelon Pascal on 15, was then
caught behind as the Dominican
Shillingford struck 25 minutes
before lunch at 55 for two.
The left-hander, who
missed out on making his
Test debut last week on home
soil due to a viral infection,
batted for 95 minutes, 72
balls and struck four bound-
aries in a carefully con-
After lunch, the Guyanese
batted solidly before the 20-
year-old Johnson fell when six
short of his third fifty at this
He was caught behind in
LEEWARDS 2nd innings
& Jeff ab~t hinson 2
Extras: (nb-9) 9
Ttl( oronewM. 13.5overs) 82
Bowling: McCLean5-0-22-0, Noet 3-
I-10 2Hut hInson 3.5-0-20-1-
Position: Leewards 252 runs ahead
wit 9 second-innings wickets
BARBADOS v T&T
T &T st inning (oln 301 for 7)
b Edwards 41
A. Baahc wkp. Browne 9
D. GangalIbwCollymore 12
L. S mmones ck der bBenn 126
b Benn 22
A. elly c Souts Smh 6
R. Emritc Bennb Smith 1
O.Mohammmi run-out 1
A. Jaggernauth not out 1
ET a:s~ b-7 I w-4 n21) 3
Fall of wickets: 1-88, 2-94. 3-115. 4-
10 -8. o-96, 7m30 -3191 .
Edwards 20-0-94-1 (w-1, nb-1s),
Smt 2l- ~(-. n -4, att 8
B. AcarD Ib Jgrsnauth 38
J. Haynes cwkp. G. Mohammed
K ~t ute c Pollard bRampaul 28
S. Brooks c (sub.) Browne
D.ESmt he wkp. G. Mohammed17
b D. Mohammed 39
J. Carter b Mohammed 4
A. Holdeeb Ja~g enauth 27
s.EBenn c nrkp. G. Mohammed 0
F. Edwards cSimmons
b Jaggernauth 7
E (Crosymor nt out 15
Total: (all out 44 3 overs) 184
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-56, 3-68. 4-
1B wlg gR mul 1-050 1 ( b- )
3el E-1- -1, a2 -rnaut 1.- -
WP k T nnn in t
A. Barath not out 21
Toal 3,r o 13 overs) 34
Bowling: Collymore 3-2-4-0,
E dwanrdsl6-2-16-0 (nb-2), Smith 4-3-
jPoiin I& 6 sn [ahea cith
By tea, the Guyanese
were 166 for three with
Dowlin unbeaten on 61 after
registering his 14th first-
class fifty from 86 balls, 96
minutes with six fours
The Windwards failed to
capitalise on Ramnaresh
Sarwan's absence and were
made to toil hard all day in
sweltering heat as Dowlin and
the 33-year-old Chanderpaul
totally dominated the last ses-
sion with commanding stroke
Dowlin reached his
fourth first-class hundred
from 181 balls, 231 minutes
with 12 fours while
Chanderpaul got to his 77th
first-class half-century and
then celebrated with a pair of
disdainful sixes off Test me-
dium pacer, Daren Sammy,
off consecutive balls, to bring
the small gathering of spec-
tators to life. (CMC)
i.'_r~i9"~~s~n~E3: ~1.;~,~ .'"~Q
Dowlin celebrates with
unbeaten 121 on first day
SRI LANKA lstinnings 476-8 decrd
S. Chattrgon c wkcpJames
T. ohwlin n ao 12d
Extras:(b4. Ib4 n13, wa-1) 22
Ta~latl threewhi~oSaH )s 312
17-629-1, Summy 17-3-50-0.
Shtnfr 1-507-2 ~a~ 12-
Umprs Baverth Ananjit &
Windwards-R. Lewle, D. Smith, A.
Fielcmhe, n.Slnfd Hc
tor, M. Matthem, L~arnes,N.Pascal.
LEEWARDS v CCC
L.EEWARDS lsunnings (aln402for
R. Moston c Philips b Noel 5
S. Liurd run-out 41
TWillettch rroWallace 60
D. Thomas c ackson
G Tonge Jacks~on bWallace 1
L Bakerrulwut (Jacksan) 2
MEtrs: (~1~b-16 u~, 60w-,nt) 35
240, 5-242. &*354,71868.8388, 9-403.
Bowing: Noel l&O64 1, MceClean 9-
2-43-0. Emmanuel 5-2-26-0, Clarke
25-6-84-0, Hutchinson 7-2-61-1,
Wallace 32.26108-6,Jackson 2-0-6-
O.Phlio c wkp~ s 75
b Martin 38
N. Parris c wkp. Thomas
bBIf r Ibw Tonge 2
C. Walton run-out (Defreitas) 32
S.cla c Backer a~ogeon 10
K. McClean not out 24
J. NolcWii b~og 8
B. Hutc inson cwkpl. Thomas 0
Extras: (tH6, w-1, nW)) 16
Total:(tall out.51.1 overs) 248
Fel wikt -2 2-9 2-45 4
Bowling: Bsaker 13-2-61-1. Tonge 11-
7.0aL Marti lb1. r~e 0
SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 30, 2008 i:27
Ca ,t ,";;;si NainlT et20 cricket
the eu h -fnBe ico
By Vemen Walter
WEST Berbice produced a good all-round team effort to
defeat Blairmont Community Centre by five wickets in
their final preliminary round match, played on Friday
in Zone B of the Berbice Zone Carib/Pepsi National
Twenty20 first division cricket competition.
In the match played at the Blairmont Community Centre
ground, West Berbice, needing to get nine runs to win in the
last over then three off the last ball, successfully reached 122
for five in their allotted 20 overs, responding to the 118-9
posted by Blairmont.
The win has itow ensured West Berbice a plhce in the
semifinals, being runners-up of Zone B, behind Young War-
riors, although both teams would have ended on eight points.
However, Young Warriors were declared as the cham-
pion of the Zone~ by virtue of coming out victorious in
the two teams' head-on chash earlier in the tournament,
Opener Artley Bailey led the way with a composed 42, a
knock that contained five fours and a six while Keith Fraser
contributed 34 and Chrisindat Ramnoo 15 not out.
Off-spinner Eon Abel was the pick of the aBlairmont
bowlers, capturing two for 15.
Blairmlont, earlier, after w~inning the toss and having no
liesitation to take first strike, were undermined by leg-spin-
ner Ramoo with excellent figures of four for 14 aid off~-spin-
ner Kan~je Sedoc two for 21.
Only Jaipaul Heeralal/ (29) and Altab Khan (18) offered
any significant resistance.
SWest Berbice will now meet Zone A winners Albion
Community Centre in the :semifinal set for Wednesday,
at the Albion Community Centre ground.
'The other semifinal, set for the same day, will see Young
Warriors and Zone B runners-up Rose Hall Town Windies
Sports Bar do battle at the Cumberland ground, in Canje.
?Two teams from Berbice will advance to the national
G Myana to::
CFU F ut sa
..paers debiarred fi*om fierther
oartfcipation in Mayor 's Cup7
THE technical team of the Guyana Football Federation
(GFF) has decided to debar the players selected to repre-
sent Guyana at the Carib-
Sbeap Football Union (CFU)
SFutsal qualifiers from fur-
ther participation in the:
Mayor's Cup competition.
L ~ According to a GFF re-
.~~ lease, Shawn Bishop, who was
ir initially drafted in for the na-
tional team, subsequently
Withdrew in order to represent
his club in the Mayor's Cup
AWN BSO-- The federation said that
Bishop placed his club duties
ahead of national duties.
The team members are: Shemroy Arthur, Colin Clarke,
Andrew Duke, Delroy Deen, Eusi Phillips, Stellon David,
Gerald Gritten, Troy Kellman, Sceyon Hope, Travis
Grant, John Waldron, Konata Mannings (T&T-based).
The coaches are Joseph Wilson, G~ary Mickle and Gavin
Brown. Team manager is Lawrence Griffith,
Guyana will come up against Suriname on Friday then
take on Haiti on Saturday.
of SS trni 18C Kaco at S'er Hoomo ti a \
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OAKLAND Mills' Miriam
McKenzie is the All-Metro
Player-of-the-Year for girls'
basketball. Averaging 27
points, guard Miriam
McKenzie has managed a
double-double in all but three
games this season.
Looking for the spectacular?
McKenzie was a one-girl high-
light reel. The senior guard
seemed able to score any way
"She can stick the three, she
can handle the ball and she's a
great rebounder," Mount
Hebron coach Scott Robinson
said. "She has unbelievable body
control; she's so strong and she
has great range."
The Howard County
Player-of-the-Year did every-
thing but dunk, although she
could get up despite being 5ft
"She was unstoppable,"
Atholton coach Maureen
Shacreaw said. "I scouted -
them against Reservoir and
At one point against Res-
ervoir, she went through four
bodies and scored and she
didn't touch anybody. Against
(Hebron), they threw an alley-
oop to her and she got it and
put it in. You don't see a girl
McKenzie was the main
reason for the Scorpions' ascent
over the past four years.
When she arrived, they
were 5-15, but they steadily
rose, finishing 18-5 this sea-
son with a No.15 ranking.
She scored 634t points this
season, averaging 28. She also
averaged 13.6 r-ebounds, 4.4
steals and f~our assists. In 23
games, she posted 21 double-
doubles and four triple-
doubles. She scored 30 points
or more nine times, and her 1
7441 career points cam~e within
35 of the Howard County
record. She also had 981 career
Perhaps her best perfor-
mance came in her career fi-
nale, scoring 35 of her team's
53 points in the regional
play-off loss to a tough
Gwynn Park squad'
"She got our programme
back on the map as far as were
trying to get batck to winning
and get a little respect from
some of the other teams in the
county," Oakland Mills coach
Seth Willingham said.
"Every year, our wins have
gone up and we've become very
competitive. A lot of that is due
to her not just scoring and what
she does on the court. but she's
a great kid."
McKenzie, who has an
academic average of 3.67,
signed early to play at Loyola
College in downtown Balti-
represented Guyana at the
19th CBC Championship last
August in Puerto Rico where
she avera ed 12.6 points,
5.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 3.8
steals and 36:35 minutes in
FRIENDS Inc. will be hosting
a charity grass track meet to-
day at the Better Hope Com-
munity Centre ground, with
the main activity being that
of the inauguration of the
Sports Quads or 4-wheelers
at the venue.
The competition will rev off
at 10:00 h and includes some 15
races. Tickets are $1 000 and
$500 for children under 12 years
One of the feature clashes
will be the 125cc two stroke
bikes as Bartican Bobby Rasul
aboard his '07 Honda seeks to
carve a name for himself against
He will have to battle
with the likes of Steven
Vieira, Dave Gangadin,
Charles Henry, Alvin
Balgobin, Abi Rahaman,
Chris McLean, Ravi Singh,
Haydock Parris, Jose
Jardin~e, Andrew Wong,
Chris Sawh, Wayne
Christiani and Zaheer Sher-
iff. Veteran champions Vassy
Barry and Andy Rajk~arran may
also join the lineup for this
clash is expected in-the quad event
when the team of Steve Sugrim.
Raphael DeGoeas, Jimmy Tenpowi.
Kevin Narine and Pucka Persaud
clash with reigning Bartica-based
champion Oliver Younge, Michael
Martindale and Eon Christopher.
Georgetown hope to avenge
their losses at Karrow last De-
cember to the Bartica boys.
A novelty 100 metres race
is planned for children in
motorised ride-on cars, while
Chappy bikes and 85-100 cc
mini bikes may also feature.
There will also be a motor-
cycle expo, as a side attraction,
where organizers are expected
tonshowcase motorbike brands
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NATIONAL opening batsman
Royston Crandon has been
named Rose Hall Town Youth
and Sports Club
the-year and is set to receive
approximately $200 000 in
prizes when the club
launches its 17th Annual
Award ceremony today.
The venue for today's pro- -
ceeding is the J.C. Chandisingh
Secondary School and the club
will honour its outstanding
members for the 2007 with a to-
tal of $1.5 million dollars in cer-
tificates, trophies, plaques, gifts
and prizes to be shared.
Crandon, who made a
century in his first appear-
ance at the senior level in a
himated-over game against
Windward Islands in 2006,
also was part of the Guyana
Stanford team last month.
He ha~sbeen prolific batsman
for RHTY&SC over the years.
Other outstanding young cricket-
ers will receive awards. Among
them are Under-15 cricketer-of-the-
year, bowler-of-the-year, batsman-
most disciplined player-ef-the-
year, role model-of-the-year, fe-
A total of 25 persons will
be inducted as honorary
members while the club's do-
nors will be presented with
certificates of appreciation.
The club is expected to in-
duct Mrs June Mendez as its
Other clubs and schools will
receive prizes while representatives
from the Berbice Cricket Board will
be present and a representative
from the Ministry of Culture,
Youth and Sport is also expected
The feature address will
be delivered by Speaker of
the National Assembly Ralph
Miriam McKenzie is
(, (, Ji .rb A
bravid says scoring 10 000 Test'
runs was beyond his dreams
Dowlin celebrates with
unbeaten 1;21 against
Windwards See Page 26
Wayne Braithwaite (L) of Guyana knocks out Pbo
Hernandez (R) of Cuba during their cruiser weight fightat
the Kieler Ostsee Halle last night. (Yahoo Sport)
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2008
CHENNAI, India (Reuters) -
Indian batsman Rahul
Dravid said yesterday it had
been beyond his dreams to
achieve 10 000 Test runs.
The 35-year-old Dravid
became only the sixth player to
reach the landmark while scor-
ing 111 for his 25th century on
day four of the first Test
against South Africa.
Dravid also became
only the third player to
achieve the landmark in
both Tests and one-dayers,
joining compatriot Sachin
Tendulkar and West
Indies batsman Brian
"It is a proud moment," he
told reporters. "For me, growing'
up, I dreamt of playing for In-
dia. When H ook back I probably
exceeded my expectations with
what I have done over the last
10 to 12 years.
"I can look back and re-
flect that I maximised my po-
tential over these years," he
said. "To do it in Chennai
with my family and friends
watching was great."
Dravid said he remembered
as a boy when Sunil Gavaskar
became the first to reach the
mark, with a late cut against Pa-
kistan in the Ahmedabad Test in
"I never had an ambition
Please see page 21
Rahul Dravid celebrates his
first hundred in 10 months
and on his way he became
the sixth players to score
10,000 Test runs. (Yahoo
Under-15 Coca-Cola teams set
for KO sage from today
PLAY' in the Coca-C'ola 1I-15
football competition heats up
as the final match of the
round-robin jtage concluded
last W~ednesday at the A~lpha
ground on T~homas Lands.
The homec team n as up
agaunit Buttoln Uinitd Ln w\hal
wa~S a must-\rln -aruallon for
both leam It either was5 to ad-
\anceL' o ihampiinshap rages.
Alpha Uinited on six
polists from five matches
and Buxton on seven from
a similar number of
matches set the stage for a
keen contest. At the end of
play, Alpha were victorious
over their opponents by a 4-
1 margin. Victor Miggins
writh a double in the 1Ith
and 47th minutes. Keston
Lamioto (16ths and Keitziel
Brazilio i50th1 were the lads
on larger for the home team.
icuune fromr Ke~ron N~rt ille In the
-letlh mirnurre A~~lph Unite now
makec to rourth place In Group
A~ \.nlh nine points and In the
prlcess( hate~ booked~ aj place
\r Ih ~rolup B wilnner-,, Fruwa
Conquerors, in a quarterfinals
In Group A, Beacon FC
under coach Gordon 'Ulti-
mate Warrior' Braithwaite
were the winners of that
group, amassing 16 points
from five wins, one draw and
no loss with a goal difference
of 17. Thomas Uinited. GFC
and Alpha Uinited were the
2nd. 3rd and 4th place finish-
ers respectisely and mored
on to the KiO stage.
In Group B. Fruta~ Conqluer-
I:nr FC wesre the wilnners. wilth
tolur uctlOneSI\s Joraws~ mdnu n
The Fruta boys finished
with a goal difference of 13.
Plaisance United, Crane and
Santos finished 2nd, 3rd and
4th, to book their place in the
quarterfinals which will be
held today with two matches
on the Camptown ground be-
Please see page 21
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Tel: 227-0632-5 a
In his response, Klass was needed across the board and side are wholly Guyanese and
thanked Dynas for tangibly at the national level. they unstintingly provide the
supporting the team in its quest He said that once the support needed, the players
for success at the qualifiers. He Guyanese people recognize could go out confidently and
noted that more such support that teams such as the current move mountains.
GUYANA'S national foot-
ball team will be travelling
to Trinidad and Tobago,
next Tuesday, for the Car-
ib bean Football Union
Futsal Qualifiers, decked
out in polo t-shirts and
caps, compliments of Dynas
Embroidery and Screen
Representative of the com-
pany Rajendra Latchmansingh,
who made the presentation to
Guyana Football Federation
president Colin Klass at the
Palace De Leon Hotel in Kitty
where the team is currently en-
camped, said that Dynas was
happy to be association with
the national side.
"It is a pleasure for
Dynas to be associated with
football in this manner and
particularly with the develop-
ment of youths. Indeed, sport
is one vehicle with the poten-
tial for unifying youths and
ensuring that they are gain'
fully occupied," he said.
Dynas representative Rajendra Latchmansingh is seen presenting a cap and polo shirt to
GFF president Colin Klass. Looking on approvingly are members of the national Futsal
team all ready, decked out in their caps and shirts.
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Read Hold Your Heuid Up High by Paul Hauck (Sheldon Press).
It will give you; great tips for disarming other people
BULLYING MANAGER -i
My immediate supervisor-thinks I'm doing really well, but an-
other mariager ~has suddenly ~turned on mea She attacks me at meet-
ings, hundliate; me In front ot'people and criticises me in e-mail
messages, which she then copies to other people. I've seen her do
this before. Every couple of months she puts pressure on someone
until hthe resign o~r she ~Sacks them. I've spoken to my immediate
boss, but she is ius supenor and he can't protect me'. I'm feeling
worthless, paranoid a upset at being forced out of a good job. Is
it best to just rclign?~I
bully to flourish. You may decide to make a formal complaint and;
go through your organisation's grievance procedure. But the impor-
tant thing is to do whatever maintains your self-esteem and sup-
ports your self-worth. You should never suffer in silence.
COPING WITH THE IN-L~AWS
I don't like my mother-in-law and I am finding it increasingly
hard to cope with her mood-swings. Her husband is just as bad,
and it's making my life miserable trying to be nice to these: horrible
Confidence is learned, not inherited. So if you lack confidence,
it probably means that you were criticised or undermined as a child.
Don't panic: This lack of confidence isn't permanent; you can still
Think back. What negative early messages were you given? I'm
no good, I can't do things. Then take each message and contradict
it. If your message was: "I'm not popular," remind yourself of the
friends you have and stick a message on your mirror saying: "People
like me." Act as if you are popular. You can rethink the past. You
CAN reinvent yourself.
What you think, will happen. If you think you are a failure,
you'll fail. Confident people think themselves successful and they
find success: They literally run a kind of internal 'home movie' where
they are doing well.
So, before doing something nerve-wracking, run through a posi-
tive internal 'Home Movie' of yourself. If you're going for a job
interview, imagine just how well you'll do and tell yourself you're
going to succeed, even if you don't get the job. You'll naturally do
better than you had imagined.
Though stage-fright 'butterflies' are useful, by reminding us to
give our best performance, they can make us so physically ner-
vous that we fail. The answer is simple: By faking it, yod can of-
ten end up feeling confident quite naturally.
The secret here is that almost everyone feels like you do. Which
means that while you're busy wondering what other people thik
of you, they're busy wondering what you think of them. Work at
that. Help other people to feel better. Approach them; be friendly;
ask questions, and compliment them. Then, not only will they like
vbit,` y6th'll also bis too busy conicentitrting oil them to wiorry abjout :
You've chosen each other, but you certainly haven't choser
each other's parents. Love them or loathe them, your in-laws are
here to stay. Whatever issues you may have with your partner'.
parents, chances are your other half can match them.
They are the third party, after all, and bound to be an influence<
on their son. The problems arise when we feel this influence be
comes invasive, but aren't able to express ourselves without risk
ing an almighty row. We don't choose our in-laws. There is no pas
sionate love affair to be had here. But remember that it's you tha
means the world to your partner but still his parents come as par
of the package. Issues often arise because we just cannot bring our
selves to embrace them as some kind of surrogate mother and fa
their. If this is really upsetting you, I suggest you have a frank dis
cussion with your partner. Keep calm; don't have shouting escala
And definitely don't be rude, call~them names or make refer
Sence to your upbringing vs. his. Work at findiri'g a good solution
which can work for both of you.
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MOAN OF THE WEEK
Why don 't people use anti-perspirants ? It is unacceptable for
.anyone to smell ofBO (body odour) first thing in the morning.
I nearly died on the BUS this morning with the stench of un-
washed arms. Lawd!
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I've seen people win in these situations just by sticking it out.
She will get tired of picking on you and eventually start on some-
one else. You already-know that this has nothing to do with you.
This woman behaves in this way because that's what she's like.
She probably also bullies people who make her feel threatened,
which is a compliment to you. She wouldn't bother unless she knew ~
you were good (and my guess is that she actually knows more about
how good you are than you do).
Here's my advice. Don't resign. If the are going to sack you,
make them do it. You may get a pay-off. But start looking for
another job right away. Jtist getting out there and realising that you
have value will make you feel better. Your focus for now should be
to consciously do things that raise your self-esteem. Maybe -it's
doing some community work. Maybe it's a new outfit, exercisiilg
more, eating better or making new friends. Maybe it's all of the
above, but you are in charge of how you feel. The best way to win
against the 'hers' of this world is to choose to treat yourself well.
~Recognise you have value and don't let this bully undermine you.
I've seen people win this way, but there are also other alternatives.
You cooklQ.ep~ diary of all the bullying that goes on iind inform
your manager's manager. The more people who know About this
unacceptabid~treatmeit,'the~ better anrd the harder~ It wrill be -for the
Sunday Chronicle March 30, 2008
HBIB SherrJe BglBllePs-Dixon
LA~CK SELF CONFIDENCE ,.
Sherry, you seem so confident. I've always lacked confidence,
even when I was a little girl, and I worry about what other people
think all the time will they laugh or disapprove of me. I see my-
self falling flat on my face: And then I do. I always feel so nervous
inside, that I sabotage myself all the time. Can you help me to feel
III US g
in Motion Pictur oS:
HE proven brilliance of Western European movies,
which emphasises topics of basic everyday human
life, comes from the fact that they are not prod
ucts of European governments, organizations, or
Institutions with agendas, but the creations of in-
telligent creative artists of film, who use their social freedom
of expression to analyse human motives within invented char-
acters, and to explore the purpose of sensuality as a human
Because the creative approach of these films to looking at such
issues is imaginative and outside of academic instructive methods
of committees, groups, seminars, workshops, etc, they are less
compronused and more free to find deep imaginative and sym-
bolic solutions and resolutions to countless personal and social
This approach is strictly the freedom of creative film-makers.
Yet, the fact that these films are the creations of individual and
free artistic units, does not make them regarded as wayward, up-
start, unsanctioned anti-social products to be shunned or merely
tolerated by their societies. On the contrary, precisely because the
free individual creative artist has no backlash, or ostracising to fear
in democratic permissive societies, such societies are able to receive
attitudes of characters in their films. One of numerous examples is
the adventurous French film director, Philippe de Broca's 'That
Man From Rio' of the mid 60s. De Broca is exciting and interesting
because he uses exaggerated adventure as a contrast to highlight the
common pleasures of everyday life.
In 'That Man From Rio', the star, Jean-Paul Belmondo, is an
energetic French cadet on a week's leave, who returns to Paris ea-
ger to see his Parisian girlfriend, the chic, playful Francoise Dorleac,
who once lived in Brazil with her uncle, a French archaeologist now
While visiting at her house, Belmondo sees her being kid-
liapped by some strange men who drug her and take her on a
plane which Belmondo also takes, having stolen the ticket
of a chaperon to someone in a wheelchair with them to
Rio. On the plane, his girlfriend does not even recognize him
because she is in a drugged stupor, and of course, the airline
soon realizes he is an impostor who has stolen a ticket and is
to be arrested on arrival in Brazil.
So, of course, he escapes on arrival and is now a fugitive, pen-
niless and homeless in a strange country, but still in pursuit of the
woman he loves.
What is important in the film is that along with the many ab-
surd, exaggerated thrills and adventures Belmondo experiences, are
the numerous scenes where equality is established between Euro-
pean and local Brazilian, not as a falsity or fantasy, but as a true
human everyday value underlying the history of exploitation by
the developed of the undeveloped, the white of the non-white, etc.
For example, Belmondo is discovered by an Afro-Brazilian shoe-
shine boy who realizes this foreigner is in a needy predicament he
understands well, and takes him home to his slum dwelling which
turns out to be quite adequate. The Brazilian boy needs money,
but he is not waiting on wealth to be happy, he makes what he
already has adequate and enjoyable.
Similarly, when Francoise Dorleac dances as good as the
Afro-Brazilian girls to the Samba beat, or when she steps out
of the Rio ocean with her striped dress wet and clinging, this
re-establishes sensual everyday common human pleasures
right now in the present, not when some perfect historical
moment arrives, and nations, governments, cultures, people
Please turn to page VI
ment of an independent, unhindered artistic approach to personal
and social problems this creative mediumb~riigs.
Whereas, we all know that every'Aigion~ boasts of believ-
ing and encouraging racial and social harmony, equality, good-
will, and justice among all humans, even tolerance of other
religions; yet, we hear of increasing gaps between rich and
poor, exploitation, bigotry etc, in th(Aviorld, add for example
in Guyana, where so many religionif exist with so many be-
lievers, still each day we read about' poverty, unemployment
etc, leading to increased crime and violence. -
So, who is creating this poverty; this unemployment; this ap-
parent biased distribution of jobs, material opportunities, etc? Is it
not local humans, who probably belong to all of these faiths pro-
claiming their justness, tolerance, belief in equality, etc? We can
vaguely assume then that these problems persist precisely because
persons or people use these same systems of religious faith, ideo-
logical groupings, political, governmental, racial, even sexual, to in-
clude those of similar belief, or exclude others of dissimilar, even
Because freedom in permissive societies is not an anarchic and
uneducated freedom, it gives birth to in eigeq~t and creative films
truly relevant to functional real life, or everyday living, rather than
some concocted style of extreme and tragic dramas.
The public venue of cinemas supported by newspaper adver-
tisements, discussions and previews on TV, helps such artistic films
to connect with citizens in the collective consciousness of cinema
shows, where there are no interruptions as in TV viewings, or DVD
rentals in the family home.
This sort of intelligent film offers a more objective, ex-
ploratory, questioning, and surprising approach to personal and
social problems because the film-director, even though he or
she may share a religious or political belief, is not concerned
with simply using the art of film-making as a mere medium,
or document, to express preconceived religious or political at-
titudes, but focuses on finding creative ways where the artis-
tic process guided by freedom to think, question, and dem-
onstrate, can arrive at fresh, sensible, truthful, and sensual
answers to our problems.
When knowledge of such films spread vik ~daily shows of the
same film, even in several cinemas at the same time, citizens be-
come influenced by motion pictures explosingeh'uman behaviour in
its naked truthfulness, with no system tc ablbl bhihnd the film-
maker's personal style of expression in iir her flm
One of the results of the liberal artistic freedonii of modern Eu-
ropean movies is that they maintain human truths and criticisms of
both European and foreign societies, because the film-maker is not
concerned with upholding or defending any national European or
foreign viewpoint, but only with examining the human actions and
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endless enlightenment via independent but well-meaning guidance
from artistic film culture. This guidance is real and felt socially be-
cause it is discussed in newspapers and TV interviews with obser-
vations and commentaries similar to the very one you are reading
The international popularity and public value of filni programs
shown via cinemas, art gallery and theatrical auditoriums, keeps alive
that vital collective entertainment spirit which cannot be left only
to crowds attending sports events, music concerts, plays, religious
or political gatherings, various rallies, etc.
SIt makes no sense at all to decide all such events can have col-
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BY TEIENCIE ROBERTS
CHARLES Melville chose to declare his undying love for Edwina Gordon and to propose to her
as she was about to board an aircraft departing the Rupununi for Georgetown, where she lived.
That was to be the beginning of a life fraught with adventure and event for young Edwina, as for
over 40 years, this indomitable woman served the community of Guyana's Region 9, representing the
people of the wide rolling savannahs of the hinterland in the ornate settings of Guyana's Parliament. It
was one of many defining moments in the life of Edwina Melville.
Tw~o other moments that speak volumes about the woman are that she was the first woman in
Guyana to get a tractor driver's licence, and that she refused to accept a national awards from her
country because she felt she was not worthy of it. Such was the character of the woman humble to
the bone, service-oriented and industrious.
Edwina Gordon and Charles Melville were married in December 1950. She first met her husband-
to-be at a wedding in the village of Sand Creek; he was playing a guitar at the celebration. Her being in
the Rupununi was because she was visiting her brother, Thomas, then a foreman with the Rupunum
Development Company and based at the Wariwau Outstation.
Charles was the son of the legendary Mr Henry Colin Prideaux (HCP) Melville, a pioneer
rancher who it was that opened the Rupununi to trade and commerce. Mfter getting~ married,
Edwina worked as a schoolteacher, shop-holder and as a confidential secretary to thie District
Commissioner of Lethem.
She served for many years as a Member of Parliament (MP) during the reign of the then People's
National Congress (PNC) where she represented the cause of the Amerindians. The author,' Michael
Swan said of her in his book, 'Marches to El Dorado': "She was strongly against [the] civilizing of the
Indians, feeling that their happiness lay in the preservation of their tribal ways and traditions. She
distrusted the influence of Christianity..."
She once wrote: "Wapishanas do not have a word for 'devil' although they have a God... It is' only
since the priests came to the savannahs that the Amerindians have learnt there is supposed to be a
devil." The publications of such thoughts were denounced by a Jesuit priest stationed in the area.
She was also a good mother, requesting a transfer to St Ignatius Stock Farm in order for her chil-
dren to get better schooling. One of her children is the prize-winning writer, Pauline Melville.
Added to all her chores and duties, Edwina continued to write poems, stories and articles about
life in that area. She also collected anthropological and ethno-botanical material, and recorded Amerindian
myths and legends.
Sadly, all the efforts of her research were lost during the infamous 'Rupununi Uprising' of 1969.
Undaunted, on her return to the Rupununi in the 1970s from Brazil, she restarted her research, pains-
takingly replacing the lost material.
Two of her poems are included in 'A Treasury of Guianese Poetry' edited and compiled by the
late A JSeymour.
The following is one of her poems, titled, 'In The Night':
In the night, whispering tender words
Musky with suppressed emotion,
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I lie in your arms and wince.
These are not the things I would hear from you
This is not my love,
This is man 's lust, speaking
I see your eyes a smouldermng sombre flame
I touch your lips, soft yet, with the caress ofyouth
Chasing the tiny wrinkles and furrows from your brow.
My hair hanging over my forehead wisps by your cheek
And you wince, but not as I.
Hate in the night
Like a naked kmife
Clutched in a naked hand,
Hate in the night,
Such as you
Would not understand
Her book, 'This is the Rupununi: A Simple Story Book of the Savannah Lands of the Rupununi
District, British Guiana', was published by the Guyana Information Service. This is an illustrated
Her articles found their way into newspapers and magazines. Her article on 'Wapishana Village' is
in the Blackwoods Magazine. Another, titled 'The Wapishana Indians', is in an anthology called, 'My
Lovely Native Land', edited by Elma and Arthur Seymour.
Just to demonstrate the value of her writing on such matters, here is a sample:
'They love to laugh. They see the bright side of life long before they glimpse the gloomy...When
meeting them for the first time if you can smile and shake hands they will like you a hundred times
more than if you look grim...their language is easy to learn...the language of nature...they are wonder-
ful mimics, and can produce any sound they've heard...in fact so good are the Wapishanas at imitating
various sounds that most of their Piai men (witch-doctors) are ventriloquists....'
Before her marriage, she worked as a journalist for the old Chronicle newspaper in Georgetown.
Melville was born at Spooner Plantation in Mahaicony. She attended Bishops High School.
She died a long way from her birthplace and was buried at her home in Mabadap, Lethem.
Responrses to this author can be made by telephone: (592) 226-0065 or e-mail:
ora ltraditionr2002Cayvahoo. com
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BY PETAMBER PERSAUD
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Some very interesting
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who wish to attend.
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Pa e Vr
The~ Dets Il g e
RECENT experiments have
shown that by routing signals
cameras, sonar, and other
equipment through the
tongue to the brain, scientists
can give elite soldiers
superhuman senses similar to
that in owls, snakes and fish.
Researchers at the Florida
Institute for Human and
Machine Cognition envision
their work giving Army
unobstructed vision at night,
and allowing Navy SEALs to
sense sonar in their heads
while maintaining normal
vision underwater in
essence, turning sci-fi into
reality. All this centrally
involves the tongue, which we
all take for granted although
it's the organ supplied by
more cranial nerves than the
brain and heart combined.
But even as all this is going
on, tongue diagnosis in Tradi-
tional Chinese Medicine
(TCM) remains an indispens-
able guide in differentiating syn-
dromes and diseases as, accord-
ing to the art, all the meridians
of the viscera (internal organs)
connect directly or indirectly
with the tongue. For example,
the colour almost always reflects
the true condition of the pa-
The tongue's body and coat-
ing are unaffected by short-term
events or recent changes. Its
appearance monitors the im-
provement or decline of the
The different areas of the
tongue correspond to differ-
ent organs in the body. Advan-
tages of using the tongue in
diagnosis include the fact
that it is objective compared
with the many variations of
the pulse and the pulse taker.
Also, it's easy to interpret and
will help you understand
your own health. However, a
limitation is the lack of pre-
cision in diagnosing the
source of the problem, which
would take more patient in-
formation and laboratory
The normal colour is pale
red. When it's pale, that indi-
cates blood deficiency such as
Spo ir~cuulahiso biloo
ten seen in heart disease. Shape
(including consistency), texture,
and motility commonly reflect
a deficiency of vitanuns or mal-
nutrition. The tongue could be
thin, swollen, stiff, flaccid, long,
short, cracked, quivering and de-
viated. Its coating is a physi-
ologia s ;-prduoct fo the
fluids. Sometimes, this could be
confused with poor oral hy-
In TCM, digestive function
Depending on the disorder
under investigation, diagnosis
methods can include:
Salivary gland tests
Depending on the disorder
'and cause, treatment options
Loss of taste treatment
for the underlying disorder,
such as an artificial saliva spray
or gel for Sjogren's syndrome.
Sore tongue avoid hot,
spicy or acidic food and drinks
until the injury heals; wear a
mouth guard at night to pre-
vent tongue trauma from
bruxing (teeth grinding); der-
matological treatment for the
skin disorder; treatment for
the underlying disorder such
as iron supplements for iron-
deficiency anaemia; better yet,
a balanced diet will certainly
solve the problem since a sore,
swollen and red tongue usu-
ally indicates severe vitamin
and mineral deficiency.
Damage to nerves of the
mouth during dental extractions
such as diuretics and some blood
This :~condition is
chartibdterised~by irregular and
inflamed patches on the tongue
surface that often have white
borders. -The tongue may be
generally swollen, red and sore.
Another name for this condition
is geographic tongue. The cause
of benign migratory glossitis is
unknown, but risk factors are
thought to include:
19ineral or vitamin defi-
Local irritants, such as
strong mouthwashes, cigarettes
Certain forms of anaemia
The medical name for
tongue-tie is ankyloglossia.
Frenula are little strings of
tissue found underneath
the tongue, inside the
cheeks near the back mo-
Iars, and under the top lip.
The frenum (or frenulum)
under the tongue is called
the lingual frenum.
Tongue-tie is a condition
characterized by a short
frenum that stops the
tongue from poking out
past the lips. Other symp-
toms can include:
Tongue tip can't touch the
roof of the mouth
Tongue can't be moved
Tongue tip may look flat
or square instead of pointy
when the tongue is extended
Tongue tip may be
notched or heart-shaped
The front teeth in the
lower jaw are gapped
History of feeding or
state of the body fluids. The
tongue's coating colour shows
the presence, absence and
strength of a disease.
A 'blue' tongue and face is
normal for a pregnant woman,
showing there is activity in the
womb. For them, a normal
tongue has a medium white coat
and is very red.
The shape is not as im-
portant as the coating. The
centre of the tongue indicates
the most about the digestive
history of the patient. To un-
derstand the state of the
heart, look way back at the
root of the tongue for red-
ness. If the tongue is very
pale, it indicates a very high
fever is imminent and the
coating would be white. If
the tongue is a reddish
purple, especially around the
tip, the person may or may
not have a heart problem.
But that needs to be investi-
Modern medicine notes that
some tongue disorders in-
Loss of taste .
Black hairy tongue
Benign migratory glossitis
LOSS OF TASTE
Taste. is a chemical sense
that is activated during eating
and drinking. Reasons for a loss
of taste include:
A person may lose their
sense of taste if the facial nerve
is damaged in some way. For ex
ample, Bell's palsy may stop
the facial nerve working prop-
ewiyannd pr vnt or r duce
fore, alter taste). It is uncom-
mon for every taste nerve (bit-
ter, salty, sweet and sour) to be
The auto-immune disorder
known as Sjogren's syndrome
causes reduced saliva produc-
tion, which in turn reduces the
flavour when food is properly
mixed with saliva.
Glossodynia, a condition
characterized by a burning sen-
racycline (an antibiotic), lithium
carbonate (an antipsychotic)
and captopril (an antihyperten-
A sore tongue is usually
caused by some form of trauma,
such as biting your tongue, or
eating piping-hot or highly
acidic food or drink. Other
causes of a sore tongue include:
If your top and bottom
teeth don't fit neatly together,
tongue trauma is more likely.
Some people may experi-
-ence a sore tongue from grind-
ing their teeth (bruxism).
Disorders such as diabe-
tes, anaemia, some types of vi-
tamin deficiency and certain
skin diseases can include a sore
tongue among the range of
A sore tongue can be
caused by disorders including
black hairy tongue.
BLACK HAIRY TONGUE
While the term 'black hairy
tongue' suggests the tongue sur-
face looks black, it may also be
dark yellow, brown, green or
white. The tongue papillae are
constantly renewing themselves
and, usually, the old cells are
shed as the new cells emerge.
Black hairy tongue, a compara-
tively rare condition, is caused
by the failure of the old cells to
.The overgrowth of papillae
traps food and bacteria, which
create the characteristic dark
'coat' on the tongue's sur-
face, while the tongue looks
frre beca ep oaf t laye -
cause isn't known, but risk
Poor oral hygiene
Chemotherapy and radia
tion treatment for cancers of the
head and neck
Poorly managed diabetes.
The main symptom of glos-
3/28/2008, 5:29 PM
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MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
1. TIhe Mlinistry of Home Affairs invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders to
undertake thle following projects:
Ministry of Home Affairs Secretariat
i.Construction of Juvenile Centre:, Sophia
ii. Rehabilitation of Building, Sophia
G~uyana Police Force
For young Guyanese, on
the other hand, who flocked to
this film when it played for
weeks at Georgetown's Plaza
cinema on Camp St in the mid
60s, it was not so much the ex-
aggerated thrills of Belmondo's
stunts, but the pleasure of his
and Dorleac's playful love af-
fair, and the various chic, per-
fectly-cut tropical clothes they
wore throughout the film
De Broca returned with
another brilliant French film
in 1974: 'Le Sauvage (The
Savage)', this time made in
Venezuela's exciting capital,
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Industrial Site, Georgetown
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procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 anld Regulations 2004.
3. Interested eligible Bidders may inspect the Biddinlg Document(s) and obtain
further information from the" Ministry of Home Affairs, L~ot 6 Brickdam'
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Lot 6 BrickdamI, Stabrock, Gleorgetown1 upon payment of a nonl-refundable fee of
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Bidder. Each envelope should state clearly the name of the Project (for example,
'Construction of Bartica Fire Station Phase 11, Bartica') at the top left-hand
Bids shall be addressed to:
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6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those Bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 0900 h on Tuesday 15'h April 20081 in the 'Boardroom of the
National Procurement and Tender Admninistration Board, Ministry of Finance at
the above addr~ess.
7. All Bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Manager of the National Insurancel Scheme and the Commissioner of the" Inland
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reserves thle right to reject any or all the Bids without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest Bid.
Penne tS cetary
Sunday Chronicle March 30 2008
owner, played by Tony Rob-
erts, whose expensive Toulouse-
Lautrec painting she steals.
'Le Sauvage' again
demonstrates a sensual human
equality between two
Europeans who yearn only for
basic everyday pleasures among
beautiful South Americans in
the tropics, but find that the
modern world of wealth,
corruption, governments, and
industrial harshness influence
divisions everywhere, while
individuals must search to find
and keep basic everyday
pleasures based on an equality
of inner human values.
Masterful Italian film direc-
torAMichelangelo Antonioni s
the world with its avant-gards
difference, was booed at the
Venice Film Festival in 1960
but rose steadily to be regarded
as one of the best motion pic-
tures ever made, firmly proving
where an artistic style alone car
propose human values while
Monica Vitti is part of
group of rich friends who sai
by yacht to a remote Italia
island where her girlfriend
engaged to one of the men in
the group, suddenly disap
pears, leaving no. answer
throughout the film, which
angered its first viewers be
cause it had no plot. Vitt
soon picks up. with he
friend's male flanc6, and the
comfort and enjoy each othe
sexually. Yet, he soon betray
her with another woma
What Antonioni shows is ho
our own human failings ca
blind us from recognizing
In one scene, Vitti's love
her missing friend's fiance wh
is an architect and who betraye
his own artistic talent for eas
commercial work, sees a your
drailghtsman at work outdoor
and deliberately spills his bott
of ink over his drawing out <
Also, Antonioni shows
differences within people of t
same nationality when he filn
the gorgeously fashionab
Monica Vitti on the streets b
ing gawked at by simple Itali,
villagers. The various betraya
in the film also lead to no dr
matic climax, no tragic backla.
by vengeful characters
'L'Avventura', whose acto
have no extraordinary reaction
ex ep ac ttance fo gvne
aware of their own naked hum
selves, their own nak
conscience, which is neith
condemned nor damned by t
film, like a religious rebuke, i
rather exposed and thereft
given a fresh chance to live
renewed hope via t
imaginative extension of art
Perhaps Antonioni is (
pressing a social or religio
attiude or fregime es,
prove this at aHl, since wl
it shows us speaks for it
as art; great art, with mod
inse n uity n per
From page III
etc, will achieve an unproven
equality among themselves.
This is why, despite these
scenes of common human plea-
sures between white French and
dark Brazilians, De Broca re-
veals that it is the French ar-
chaeologist associate of
Dorleac's uncle who is the
criminal mind behind Dorleac's
kidnapping etc, because he
needs her to locate a native figu-
rine which will lead to the dis-
covery of the jungle treasure of
a lost native culture.
But again, a major highpoint
in the film is the brilliant sym-
bolic moment when Belmondo,
pursued by thugs, balances on
a plank high above the construc-
tion site of Brasilia, demonstrat-
ing the creative balance and
similarity between the daring
freedom of European avant-
garde and Brazilian avant-garde
art, proven by de Broca's film
and Oscar Neimeyer's real
modern Brazilian architecture
Caracas, and a beautiful Ven-
ezuelan island where French
star, Yves Montand acts as a
recluse who prefers Venezu-
ela to France, and lives in a
tiny cottage where he culti-
vates tropical flowers for
their fragrance, from which
he makes perfumes.
French actress Catherine
Deneuve is glorious in one of
her best roles as the spunky
French playgirl living in Caracas
who finds herself on the run
from a crazy, wild, impulsive
Venezuelan playboy in love
with her European exoticism,
and an exploitive nightclub
Rehabilitation of Sherima Police Station, Sherima
Rehabilitation of Kurupulng Police Stat ion, Kuropung
Rehabilitation of Monkey Mountain Police Stationl, Monkey Mountain,
Rehabilitation of Administrative Building, New Amlsterdam
Rehabilitation of La~range Police Station, La~irange, West Bank Demerara
Rehabilitation of Mahaicony Police Station, Mahaicony, East Coast
Page 6 & 19.p65
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FOETV TR IINAIU CEFTRF I EARDORHFRD
ChainSaw M~illing Project, Guyana
Funded by the European Union
VACANCY FOR COMMUNITY FORESTRY ADVISER
The Forestry Training Centre Incorporated (FTCI), a subsidiary of the Guyana
Forestry Commission, and the twokrama International Centre for Rain Forest
Conservation and Develo ment (lwokrama) have aligned themselves with
Tropenbos International ( BI) to Implement a 5-year project funded by the
Eurcipean Union to evaluate chainsaw milling by local communities in Guyana
and Identify support measures that will improve rural livelihoods. (A similar
project is being carried out in Ghana).
T-he Project wishes to recruit a full-time Community Forestry Adviser.
The Community Forestry Advisor will advise on and implement activities geared
towards supporting communities, in which chainsaw lumbering occurs.
Interested persons meeting the following requirements may apply for the
a. A Masters Degree in Natural Resource Mnanagement, Community
Forestry or Agro-forestry, Development Planning, Development
Studies, or Sociology.
b. At least three years working experience in participatory planning and
management, sustainable forest management, and working with multi-
stakeholder groups in Guyana.
c. Knowled e of chainsaw milling and the forestry sector in Guyana.
d. Knowled e of the landscape level and sustainable livelihood
approach es to natural resources management.
e. Good oral and written communications skills.
f. Excellent interpersonal skills.
g. A team player.
Detailed Terms of Reference can be uplifted from the Forestry Training Centre
Incorporated at the address stated below.
Applications, including detailed resume should be submitted to the Project
Coordinator, Chainsaw Millinn Project, Forestry Training Centre
Incorporated, 1 WPiater Street, ingston, Georgetown, GUYANA. Email:
Applications shoulId reach the Project Coord inator no later tha n April 11 2008.
WIE CAN BE: CONTACTED
AFTER BUSINESS HOURS ON~I-~
THE FO~LLOW\INGQ PINUBERS. C
225591 225-7174 s~
Men To Bt DO6
Over two years ago, when I first began dating someone new, I wrote and asked for your
advice. You told me to basically quit being an idiot and stop making issues where there
were none. I followed your advice.
The other day, I was e-mailed a link to
an old column of yours. The column was
on age difference, and it contained the note
-~m. '% ?~a~r I w rllte. The person who sent me the link
is nowr my wife. We are living happy,
p- F~csay! thanks again for the sage counsel.
,/ We remember your letter. You were a
divorced Army officer, 42, on your last tour,
~I iand she was a young woman, 23. When
you met, each assumed the other to be late
20s. You were enchanted, but when you
learned her age, you backed off emotionally-
She didn't see the problem. Two days later
she e-mailed you, and the rest is history.
When there is a significant age dif-
ference, what matters is that both people
are adults when they get together, and
they have that connection which is love. A woman, whose older husband is now deceased,
wrote us: "LIf ever there were two people who completed two halves of a whole, it was us."
She added, "What a ride it was. I thank God that He brought us together."
Sunday Chronicle March 30, 2008
but we aren't.
If your marriage is that
happy, why would there be
thoughts for another man?
You've checked off a box on a
form in your head which allows
you to move forward, but your
husband and~ his wife haven't
seen the form, much less
checked off the box.
We tell ourselves lies, and
the lie that goes with this man
Sis "we are just old friends." You
aren't. IYou were two people
who were sexually attracted to
each other. Sexual attraction
sparked the contact, and the el-
ement of friendship didn't sur-
There is a reason we don't
vacation in a war zone, and a
reason we fasten our seatbelts.
We want to be safe. But you
are taking off the seatbelt on
your marriage. You wrote be-
cause you are pretty sure
you've already stepped over the
If there is a big enough
gap in your life for another
man, deal with that first.
WAYNE & TAlMARA
I am a married woman in my
40)s. Throughout the years,
I've thought about the first
guy I ever loved. We met in
college when I was 18 and he
was 20. We loved each other,
but I was young and scared
of commitment, so I kept
running away from him and
our relationship. Through
the years, I've often fanta-
sized about what might have
A few weeks ago, I located
him on a website and wrote him
a letter. I said I still think about
him and wonder how he is. I
did tell him that I'm happily
married, but wonder what might
have been. Suree,
He wrote back and told me There's a difference be-
he's glad I'm happily married. tween thinking you might rob
He's also married, and he wrote a bank and reconnoitering
about his life, career, and fam- banks. Idle thoughts are one
11y. He said he has to admit thing, but real people -- and
he's also wondered what might real banks -- are another.
have been. He said that given You've taken a step to-
the place and time we're both ward bringing a fantasy into
at, he doesn't see anything the real world. What's next?
wrong with two old friends Chatting on the phone, ex-
catching up and corresponding. changing photos, finding a
Is it okay for us to continue shoulder to cry on? If your
writing to each other, or is this husband catches you, will you
just asking for trouble? tell him you had a legitimate
reason closure -- to contact
SUREE this man. He may buy that,
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figure or disable her or to cause
her grievous bodily harm, con-
trary to section 57 ( c ) of the
Criminal Law (Offences) Ordi-
nance Chapter 17. It was
(1) the learned Trial Judge
wrongly excluded the deposi-
CAtthe hearing of the appeal,
do ed the secen trou an
confined his argument to the
first. In support of this ground,
he contended that the evidence
given by the witness, Hall, at
the trial was inconsistent with
that which was given before the
magistrate and recorded in the
depositions. He gave instances
of the variance between her
story told in the Magistrate's
Court and that told at the trial
and ugd that it w th pr
poeofeshowin waose puro-
Tsstencista hin seuh mcon-u
Hall'sc position sn ug dtoput
which the Judg refused to pr
mit to be donegepr
He further contended that
the learned 'Irial Judge, in
summing up to the jury, said
Please see page IX
The Honorable Carl Sinlgh, CCH, Chiancellor of the
Judiciary (ag.), and the Guyana Bar Association. i~n
collaboration with thie USAID- Guyana Demoocratic
Consolidation a~nd conflict Resolution (GDCCIR) Project
........ .. n ra bli.9......
to participate in a two-hour symposium to encourage the
-use of A~ltern-xativ\e Dispute Resol-ution atnd M~ediat~ion in
Guyana as a Court connected. measure-
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y adnuS Chronicle Ma 8
IN 1956, defence counsel rep-
resenting a man convicted of
throwing corrosive acid on a
woman sought, on appeal, to
set aside the verdict on the
grounds that the trial judge,
by~ mistakenly withholding
an inconsistent and extricat-
ing statement from the jury,
led to his client being con-
But the Supreme Court of
Criminal Appeal, as it was then
called, while agreeing with the
defence that the trial judge had
erred in not highlighting the
statement at reference to the
jury, nevertheless concurred
with the jury's verdict of guilty,
since the incriminating evidence
was compelling and overwhelm-
The Appeal Court, consti-
tuted by Chief Justice Sir Frank
Holder of Barbados and Jus-
tices of Appeal Kenneth Stoby
and R H Luckhoo, dismissed
the appeal and affirmed the
conviction and sentence im-
posed on Simpson,
Attorney-at-law Mr Balram
Singh Rai appeared for the ap-
pellant Simpson, while the then
Solicitor General Mr Sony
Ramphal (now Sir Shridat
Ramphal) appeared for the re-
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant was
convicted on charge ofunlaw-
fully and maliciously throwing
a corrosive fluid upon Violet
Lane with intent to maim, dis-
figure or disable her, or to cause
her grievous bodily harm con-
trary to section 57 (1) of the
Criminal Law (Offences) Ordi-
nance, Chapter 17.
At the trial, a witness for
the Crown, one Jane Hiall, on
oath, made a statement which
was inconsistent with her evi-
dence in her deposition before
the magistrate at the preliminary
inquiry into the charge against
the appellant. She sought to ex-
plain the inconsistency by say-
ing that the magistrate misun-
derstood her evidence. The
witness therefore, according to
the Justice of Appeal judgment,
did not distinctly state that she
had made that statement attrib-
uted to her in her deposition.
Counsel for the appellant,
Balram Singh Rai, thereupon
sought to contradict the witness
by her deposition but the trial
judge declined to allow him to
The Court of Criminal
Appeal held that unlike the
provisions of section 79 (1) of
the Evidence Ordinance,
Chapter 25, a witness under
cross-examination may be
asked whether he has made
any former statement rela-
tive to the subject matter of
the cause or matter and in-
consistent with the present
testimony, the circumstances
of the supposed statement be-
ing referred to sufficiently to
designate the particular occa-
sion, and, if he does not dis-
tinctly admit that he has
made that statement, proof
may be given that he did'in
fact make it. The trial judge
was therefore wrong in refus-
ing to allow the deposition to
be tendered, the Appellate
Counsel for the appellant
had further submitted that the
wrongful conclusion of that
deposition should result in the
conviction being quashed.
But the Appellate Court
held that the surrounding cir-
cumstances of the case pointed
so conclusively to the
appellant's guilt, that there was
no doubt that had the deposi-
tion been admitted, the jury
would inevitably have come to
the same conclusion.
Thlejudgment of he Appel-
late Courrt was delivered by Jus"
tice Kenneth Stoby who later
became Chancellor of the Judi-
According to Justice
Stoby, on December 7, 1955
the appellant, Simpson, was
convicted on charge of unlaw-
fully and maliciously throwing
a corrosive fluid upon Violet
Luke with intent to maim, dis-
The Honorable Carl Singhl, CCH, Chancellor of the
Judiciary (ag.), and the Guyana Bar Association in
collaboration with the USAID- Guyana Democratic
Consolidation and conflict Resolution (GD)CCR) Project
The general Public
to participate in a two-hour symposiumn to encourage the
use of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation in
Gruyana as a Court connected measure,
Turesdtay, April 1, 2008
1:30 PM ~
Little Rock Su~ite,
10 Main &k Chu~rch Streets
FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Monday M~arch. 31., 20083
Suddie Suxpre~me Court,
FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Page 8 & 17.p65
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Appeal Court finds
o ver whel mistg
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By Damiel Schweimler
BBC News, Buenos Aires
-r~kL t~ PROTESTS by farmers in
;~ IArgentina are nothing new.
:fBut what is new is the scale
~~ .~~i J CSLI"B ~ ~ 1 and ferocity of these latest
T~ll~Bc ~ ,j' P~ demonstrations.
*.. In just a few days, farmers
and their supporters have
brought Argentina to a near
:~d: :standstill and pushed the gov-
ernment of President Cristina
Fernandez into a corner she will
find difficult to escape from.
The farmers are angry at an
increase in taxes imposed on
beef, soya and wheat some
amounting to 45%.
The rises were imposed to
boost the country's coffers and
'1 I to help in the fight against in-
.. .~l~ ss ~ I flation, which in recent months
.,i II ~ ll seP- -~ I has shown signs of getting out
: *f~~ s9lli But what pushed the
YOUR typical Argentinian gaucho. Please turn to page X
1-1BC 1.1~ L../1.1
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc. Wants to recruit a suitably qualified
person to fill the vacant post of DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the company's maintance
of a prudent financial framework, and its commitment in balance with
available resources, and to monitor income and expenditure levels to ensure
that this balance is sustained and takes corrective action when necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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 programme.
Maturity and independence are prerequisites since the incumbent will be
required to take initiative on behalf of the company.
A detailed JOB DESCRIPTION can be download with further mnforrnation
about the position from www.gplinc.com
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should forward their
applications and resumes to the Divisional Director Human Resources
Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc.,257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown,
Guyana before Friday April 04, 2008.
PERSONS WHO DO NOT POSSES TE RELEVANT REQUIREMENTS,
The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites Tenders for the following projects:
1: Procurement of Water Meters and Meter Boxes
Bid Identification No. GWI DFID P002 2008.
*The success-fidi bidder is required to procure Water Meter
and Meter Boxes and deliver same to the Guyana Water
Inc. Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast
2. .Procurement of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Ductile
Iron Pipes, Fittings and Accessories.
SBid Identification No. GWI DFID P003 2008
*The successful bidder is required to procure Polyvinyl
Chloride (PVC) and Ductile Iron Pipes, Fittings and
Accessories and deliver same to the Guyana Water Inc.
Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara.
Bid documents can be purchased from Tuesday, Mar~ch 25, 20083, from
the Cashier: Guyana Water Inc. Shelter Belt, Vlissengen Road and
Church Street, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Tel: 592 223 7263, Fax: 592
227 1311 for a non-refundable fee of USD$200 each for local bidders and
USD$400 for overseas bidders. Bids must be deposited mn the Tender Box
Located at National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Main
S& Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 9:00hrs, Tuesday,
April 15, 2008 at which time they wdll be opened mn the presence of the
bidders or biddlers' representatives who wlish to attend -in person.
~7ateP T IS lfe. SaUe itr
crediting the witness, and that
this isinot aomatter wilthindthe
Counsel contended that by the
exclusion of this evidence, the
appellant was prejudiced at the
He said, too, that Hall, be-
ing the principal witness for the
prosecution and in fact, the only
witness who claimed that she
saw the appellant near the scene
of the crime when it was com-
mitted, that no one could say
what would have been the im-
pact on the jury if the deposi-
tion of the witness Hall had been
admitted in evidence.
On the other hand, it was
contended by the then Solici-
tor General for the Crown,
that the deposition would be
admissible if it carried the
matter any further, but that
implicit in Hall's statement
is a denial that she made a
report at the police .station
name at the Police Station.
She was thereby admitting
the apparent difference re-
ferred to by Counsel for the
appellant although she was
saying that it was wrongly re-
The admission of the
deposition as evidence is not
therefore required; that from
reading the record it is clear
that the purpose of putting
in the deposition was to con-
tradict her statement that she
did not make the report im-
plicatinta Campbell at the
Had the deposition been
read, it would not have assisted
the jury to any considerable ex-
tent and the jury would have
come to the said conclusion in
the case. The appellant had
spoken to Hall shortly after the
incident and told her not to say
that he was the person who had
thrown the acid, but that it was
Campbell who had done so. It
was therefore unnecessary for
the deposition to be put in for
Counsel to attack her credibil-
According to the judgment,
the Crown had submitted that
the deposition was not wrongly
The judgment of the
Appellate Court went on to
say: "The surrounding cir-
cumstances pointed so
conclusively to appellant's
guilt that we have no
doubt that had the deposi-
tion been admitted the
jury would inevitably have
come to the same conclu-
sion and consequently we
apply the proviso to section
6 (1) of the Criminal Ap-
peal Ordinance, Chapter 8,
and hold that although evi-
dence was wrongly ex-
cluded no substantial mis-
carriage of justice has oc-
curred and the appeal is
3/28/2008, 6:14 PM
Appeal Court finds ...
From page VIlII
that the allegation of the
Crown was that the appel-
lant, before he left the house,
had told Hall to say that it
was one Godfrey Campbell
who had thrown the acid on
his daughter; that Hall had
in her evidence at the trial
said that it was not Campbell
who had thrown the acid;
that the reason why she told
the police that it was
Campbell was because the ac-
cused had threatened her;
and that she had had to re-
move from the house in
which she and the appellant
At no time in summing up
was any mention made about
her love for him as the true and
only motivating factor, whereas
in the Magistrate's Court, Hall
only referred to love as the mo-
tive which caused her to put the
blame on Campbell.
Counsel emphasised that
the clearest example of the in-
consistent story of the witness
Hall was where she said that
she had never made a report at
the Police station implicating
Counsel submitted that
where there were discrepancies
between the evidence of a wit-
ness at the trial and his evidence
before the Magistrate at the pre-
liminary inquiry, the deposition
of that witness may be put in
evidence with the object of dis-
ETECSA says the revenues will be used to fund telecommuni-
cations development in Cuba.
Two weeks ago, a ban on a wide range of consumer electrical
appliances was lifted after Raul Castro said in his inaugural speech
as president that he would act to ease some of the restrictions on
Cubans' daily lives.
Tight restrictions remain in place on internet access in homes
and on foreigri travel.
Raul, 76, was selected as president in February, after the
retirement of his ailing older brother, Fidel. (BBC)
From page IX
tx me ...
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8 DANIELSTOWN, ESSEQUlBO COAST (Land Only)
74 CORRIVERTON, CORENTYNE, BERBICE
86 MIBICURI NORTH, BLACK BUSH POLDER (Land Only)
Tender forms can be uplifted at any of our Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited locations.
Tenders must be sealed in an envelope marked "Tender For ...I" and placed in the Tender Box at
Water Street Branch on the Receptionist's Desk.
Tender closes at 14:00 h on Friday April 04, 2008.
The Bank reserves the right not to accept the highest or any tender without assigning a reason.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL TELEPHONE # 226-4091-5 EXT: 239
Website: republicguyana.com Email: email~republicguyana corn
Cubans are to be allowed unrestricted access to mobile phones
for the first time, in the latest reform announced under new
President Raul Castro.
In a statement in the official newspaper Granma, State telecom
monopoly, ETECSA said it would offer mobile services to the pub-
lic in the next few days.
Some Cubans already own mobile phones, but they have had
to acquire them via a third party, often foreigners.
Cuba's rate of cell phone usage remains among the lowest in
Now Cubans will be able to subscribe to pre-paid mobile ser-
vices under their own names, instead of going through foreigners
or, in some cases, their work places.
However, the new service must be paid for in foreign currency,
which will restrict access to wealthier Cubans.
farmers and their supporters out onto the streets was the tim-
ing of the increases just a few days before the soya harvest.
Then, to make matters worse, President Fernandez, in a speech
designed to deflate the tension, accused the farmers of being greedy
and won' o to ecxto tn," she said.
That belligerent tone brought city dwellers out onto the streets
in support of the farmers, bashing pots and pans in what has be-
come a common Argentine form of protest.
Each day, Argentina is seeing more roadblocks erected
around the country. Long-distance buses are cancelling ser-
vies,m fon .snot reaching the towns and cities, and shelves
There have been counter-demonstrations in the capital, Buenos
Aires, by government supporters who have clashed with farmers.
Riot police are stationed at potential flashpoints
Malcolm Rodman, a farmer and member of the Sociedad Rural,
the main agricultural organisation in Argentina, accused the govern-
ment of shooting itself in the foot.
"They simply don't understand the countryside," he said. "I
think things are going to get a lot worse before they get better."
Marcelo Rasetto, a farmer manning a roadblock in the northern
province of Santa Fe, said: "There's no going back. What the gov-
ernment did was harsh it was insolent. And this won't get them
'"This is not a countryside rebellion. This is a rebellion by the
whl interior of the country. The whole interior of the country is
President Fernandez and the former president, her husband
Nestor, are trying to gather their supporters for a show of force.
However, many of their ministers and regional governors are
themselves landowners and farmers with loyalties split between the
government in Buenos Aires and their constituents and neighbours
in the countryside.
Argentina is a country built on agriculture.
Although most Argentines nowadays live in the cities, they
idealise the gaucho, the Argentine cowboy, herding cattle on the flat,
green plains, the Pampas.
Argentines on average eat 70kg of beef a year, far more than
anytwhereei te tord mnthe doonant nme alcarsossr ath on
in back-gardens or balconies.
What happens in the countryside is felt strongly in urban
The farmers also say it was their hard work and investment
that helped rescue Argentina from its economic crisis of 2001 and
They were aided by the high price of soya especially on inter-
national markets. Their wheat and beef are also highly sought after.
Adding to the farmers' frustration is their claim that little of the money
they pay the government is re-invested in the countryside.
Farmer Marcos Torres told a national newspaper: "The truth
is, the government doesn't have a long-term plan for agriculture."
He, like many, is urging the government to admit it was wrong
to raise taxes so drastically and to then sit down and negotiate.
The Argentine government says it will not negotiate until the
farmers lift their roadblocks. There appears to be little room for
compromise. And with both sides planning large demonstration
over the next few days, the tension is only likely to increase.
Meanwhile, the supermarket shelves are emptying and the
soya is still waiting to be harvested.
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,~~luPEG UYANA ~REVENUE AUTHORITY
-~VAT Policy Corner
Policy 23 --VAT and:Related Persons
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seekls to address the issue of th e distribution of businesses amongst related
persons to avoid registration for Value Adlded' Tax (VAT).
SThe VA-T Act gives the.Cominissioner the power to aggregate the taxable supplies of related parties in the
determination of VAT' registration. This policy therefore forms the guiding principle as it relates to who are
considered "Re~latedl Persons"'.
Section 11(2) of the VAT Act states that the Commnissioner will include the value of taxable supplies made by
RelatedPe~rsons to determine whether a person is required to be registered for VAT.
Further, Section 2 of the VATAct defies related person as:
(a) Anatural person and a relative of that natural person; or
(b) A trust and a person who is or may be a beneficiary in respect of-that trust or whose relative is or may be a
(c) A partnership or company (other than a stock company) and a member of that company wrho has shares or
other membership interests held by persons who are related to such member.
(d) A shareholder in a stock company and a stock Company if the shareholder together with shares held by
persons are related to such shareholder
(1) Controls twenty- five percent or more of the voting polver in the stock company; or
(2) Owns twventy-five percent or more of the rights to dividends or of the rights to capital; or
(e) Two companies, if a person, either alone or together with a person or persons who are related to such
(1) Controls twenty-five percent or more of the voting power in both companies; or
(2) Owns twnenty-five percent or more of the rights to dividends or of the rights to capital in both
(f) A taxable person who has a branch or division which is separately registered is deemed to be a Related
Person to that branch or division;
(g) Any branches or divisions of a taxable persdn which are separately registered.
A taxpayer in relation to ( c), (d), and (e) is deemed to be a related person if that taxpayer owns shares or has
other interests that are owned or controlled indirectly by other persons for him/her.
Persons who have queries with reference to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner, VAT and
Excise Tax Department, 210 'E' Albert and Charlo~tte Streets, Bourda for clarification.
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AS has been its wont over the years, which has been to join
the nation in celebrating both national and traditional
holidays in ways outside the realm of banking, Republic
Bank (Guyana) Limited took time out this Easter to showcase
the crds~tive side of its staffers by way of an Easter Hat Show.
And, by golly! What a treat it was!
Word is that fellow workmates as well as family and
frierids gathered three Saturdays ago at the Bank's sports
club on Waterloo and New Market to witness the event had
a hard time deciding on the winners, as every last one of the
creations was a masterpiece in its own right. In the end, it
was left to the judges to make that decision.
In the Elegant category, the pendulum swung in favour
of 'After the Rain', 'Paradise in Spring', and 'Life in Bloom',
all snazzy little numbers dedicated to the vagaries of Spring,
while 'Easter in Eden', 'Queen Astarte' (Goddess of Fertility),
and 'Sweet Fantasy' seemingly had what it takes to be
categorized as fantasy.
In the kiddies' division, young Zaidy Williams' 'Cat 'N'
Hat' placed first, followed by Aldercy Peters' 'Peach
Elegance', and Shania Azeez' 'Blue Hat'.
_. . .. -., . _;l 8rla.
XU Sunday Chron
- Model Search ends Saturday
B., Neil Mlarks
UYA'NA- Fashion Weekelind's quest for top male and fe
male models ends Saturday w-ith an e\ ent which. for w\ant
of a better w'ord. is being touted as **fabulous" at Le
Mecridien Pe asus.
G .~~l'tAirr weetrks of trulning andj beingl fet`Zlurd onI national rele-
1 Iilon. the models wr ill strut It our for topC honoiurs. fo~llow ing which the~ n in-
ninng part~ie w ill be Immediatel \whrskedj off to: Trinidadl for that island's pr~-
inter fashion, eient. Rais Sonla Noel. the brain be~hlnd Fas~hllonl Weekend.
H hile~ the <
co~ming fashion wee~ke~nd. which wirll nearly lit Into the A~ugust staging of t
the Caribb1Ea3n F~SI It al 3Of .A~rt Carifests I.
Noe~l anld her te~am of Kofi Branch. Ric~haild Youne and Donelctte Brt~)hetO n
aire logging attl~~ to, ensure~ that the elecnt IInes up to- Itr hip Cc
Among plans i;, a 'Fa-tion Virllage~'. CompC-lete w ah onl-the-ipo t mctings
"'Duringr a usir to- the farshio~n ulllage. patro~ns ~can ex~pct~ to hearT. "Ni~cr
at the Corners of Churc~h &~ Light'. aind rrght there- and then a mini iashion
showr. a craf1 t demo~ncsutrain. a head \\ wrapping session o-r mlak-up classj \t ill
be happenings." the organicers su_\.
Thls ras. the fashion cexhibitillnI is'll beinglal)Ired to~ be' acit~ing \* Ilh the-
mstic booth design, and a1tTtracit presentarllon\ highlighting the natural hea~ut_1
Thez highpoint. howele\r, will occur on twor nights \\ hen tw\o mega~ fash-
lon jhowr sw ill be Stge~d.
"'The fashion shows will contain all the features of interna-
tional fashion shows such as runway models. maker-up and st.1-
ing teams and of course powerful choreographic display" Noel
and her team assures.
By Shirley Thomas
GROWING UP in Burton in
the early 50s was as fun-filled
for Husman Khan and his
three young brothers as it was
for other children their age
being raised at the time in any
other countryside community
outside of Georgetown.
Now a medical doctor living
in the United States of America
for more than 30 years, he looks
back with fond memories on his
childhood and the rare thrill it
gave him and his siblings to be a
part of a community as pastoral
and as exciting as Buxton
...which is something they did
not quite experience in the city
where they were born.
"I have fond memories of
Burton, of which I am very
proud. The villagers lived in har-
mony and with great respect for
each other," he told the Sunday
Ch oncle while on holiday here
It was one of those villages,
he recalled, where people were
very close-knit, and everyone
knew each other, most times by
their first names. He also spoke
of the good old day~s... when
neighbours looked out for each
other, and the elders within an
extended family played a domi-
nant role in defining the values
that would help mould the char-
acter of younger family mem-
bers. Burton, at that time, he
sai, asone o te e vilgs
placed on education, and indeed,
it did turn out many a notable
Born and raised in Kingston.
one of the city's more affluent
suburbs, he'd probably jus1
turned ten, Husman said, where
his parents Subhan and Sugrr
Khan decided to move the fam
ily east to Buxton, just 11 or so
miles outside of the city.
Once settled, he and his sib
lings very quickly cottoned on to
the way of life there, to the ex
tent that they grew to under
stand and appreciate the ricl
cultural and other norms pecu
liar to the village, and to savou
every waking moment of the
good life the village had to offer
And believe it or not, there wa
Looking back, he canno
help but reflect on the man;
sacrifices children of his da;
made to ensure they took it
what little education thei
parents could afford to giv
them; sacrifices he's not sur
the average youths of toda
are prepared to make.
He used as a typical example
a young boy in his time did nt
mind having to go toschool witl
out yachtings if trained, or th
one pair they owned did not dr
in time for school the next day.
Not so today. School chi
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However, the riots of the
early sixties brought with it a
searing temperature which saw
the family moving over to
Annandale, the neighboring vil-
lage. But, for sentimental rea-
sons, it is not easy to get aged
persons who would have set up
homes and expanded their gains
through the years, to relocate.
And so, his grandfather
remained in Buxton. Husman
and his brothers continued to
visit and spend time in
Burton from time to time. By
then he had written and
passed the Common Entrance
Examination and was attend-
ing Queen's College. In 1966,
at age 20, he won a Common-
wealth Scholarship to India
where he studied medicine.
Having successfully com-
pleted his studies, he returned
to Guyana and in 1973,
landed his first job as a doc-
tor here, working with the
Public Hospital Georgetorwn
(PHG) as the institution was
Thereafter, he~ was to be
called Dr Husman K~hane an
achievement of which his parents
and grandparents and others
were eminently proud. In 1974
he moved to the St Joseph's
Mercy Hospital. It was during
this period that he met and mar-
ried Joan Butisingh, a Registered
Nurse at the Georgetown Public
Hospital before embarking on
post-graduate studies in the
United States of America.
By the time he had com-
pleted his studies, his wife was
about to give birth to the first of
their two sons. That was in 1978.
The family has since decided to
settle in Miami, Florida, where
it was much warmer than New
York or New Jersey. Today, 30-
odd years later, Dr Husman
Khan, having made his name in
the Department of Internal Medi-
cine and Geriatrics, tells of hav-
ing found those years to be very
An internist geriatrician by
profession, he currently works
with the elderly at the Broward
General Medical Centre in Fort
But, with retirement just
around the corner, he is giving
some serious thought to relocat-
ing to Guyana so he can "give
back" something to his people,
It was with this thought in mind
that he visited several communi-
ties and health facilities while he
was here, so as to determine
where his services could best be
Chances are we haven't
seen the last of Dr Husman
Khan, as the pull of growing
up in Buxton is still as strong
as it ever was.
dren particularly those at the
adolescent stage insist on hav-
ing the most expensive name-
brand footwear or clothing, even
if the items at reference are be-
yond the reach of their poor par-
Likewise, few children back
then could have afforded the
luxury of taking to school
pocket money, as against today,
when many a youths would 'cry
their eyes out' if they did not get
what they consider to be a de-
sweet, juicy fruits known as
'Buxton spice' mangoes, or
having to brick them down
and plunge into the trenches
beneath to retrieve those that
fell into the treacle-coloured
As for swimming, there was
no 'Luckhoo Swimming Pool' as
in Kingston, so the village lads
had to make do with the 'punt
trenches', which they did with-
out any qualms.
Moonlit nights offered chil-
chandise. His mother, whom we
established earlier was named
Sugra, was a housewife and very
good with her hands.
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sirable sum so they could spend
it at will on junk food during the
lunch or snack break.
And usually, there were 'vil-
lage fathers' for each generation,
who, by definition, happened to
be a very knowledgeable and re-
spected ~elder in the community
who always seemed to have a
ready solution to problems af-
fecting the village, albeit, disci-
pline was the order of the day.
Invariably, such a person
would be an educator, as in the
case of the late Mr Dudley
Younge, or 'Teacher Dudley' as
he was called, who was the head-
master of Friendship Primary
Generally, children saw
themselves as children, and be-
haved that way. For boys, there
was no recreation without a ball
game, and running, jumping,
swimming and climbing fruit
trees were always fun things to
A walk through 'Big Mar-
ket' -- that's the Stabroek
Market for those who don't
know it -- also brings back
fond memories for Dr Khan,
as does the recollection of the
thrill it gave the Buxton boys
to climb the huge mango trees
in the 'back-dam' to get at the
dren amuch-anticipated treat, as
it was the time when in almost
every household, they would
usually huddle around one of the
elders in the family to listen as
they recounted 'jumbie stories'
and shared their fascinating ex-
As a boy, Husman at-
tended St Anthony's Roman
Catholic Primary School
which had a profound influ-
ence on the quality of educa-
tion he would receive and was
to form the foundation for his
later intellectual achieve-
ments. Recalling what a privi-
lege it was to have been able
to bond with ;elders in the
family, he said: "My grandfa-
ther, Sheer Khan, was a
butcher, and I often went to
the market with him there in
In his mind's eye, that was,
perhaps, where, at an early age
he developed an appreciation for
the hard work and sacrifices the
villagers subjected themselves to,
in order to eke out a living so
their families' needs could be
His father, Subhan, was a
businessman and imported and
redistributed goods such as
cheese, peanuts and other mer-
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DR HUSMAN KHAN.
Kiran Mattai performed
'Mere Dholna' with delicately
ith its precise Kathak movements, but
ry, re- soon gave way to-one of the
royal most enthralling performances
:mpire. of the night.
adps of And in what could have
:re the easily been mistaken for a vio-
d invite, lent Pasa Doble with its dra-
ouirte- matic flair and high energy per-
m -with formance, Flamenco dancers,
luring dressed in flowing red attire
tangled with the highly-cos-
scene tumed Kathak dancers for su-
lan, the premacy in what was dubbed
of such 'Flamenco-Natyam'. It mesmer-
the por- ized; Apsara was set to prove
screen true to form.
lore re- The direction and choreog-
World, raphy provided by -seasoned
dancers Chandini Ramnarain
it was and Padmini Rambalak, coupled
courte- with the choreography of Kiran
ley are Mattai and Marcia Akeung,.
dance made Apsara a unique dance
obliter- production that deserved noth- The Nallnon
ho, be- ing but a standing ovation. i no j I
alien to Five young ladies trusted nnR1reh nIove anl
s loose their gut feeling to take pre- o ac 9
adts dominantly Indian music and Jnelf o
ng but stage a dance production that Ther intention
re same incorporated Iridian, Latin, d
grossly Arabic, Hip Hop, Rock and Thysto
vie n old and new Bollywood dance when dance mee
By Neil Marks
THE opening set, w
brilliance: and luxul
Sembled one of the
courts of the Maghal E
Yet still, itntook on sh:
the 'mahkltiana', whe
na~wabs (princes) wouli
the 'highly-cultured c
Sans to humber then
sireret poetry. and al
It seemed like a
adopted from Umrao Ja
tkil-tale Indian movie (
courte~sans embodied in
trayal of first, Indian
Iodde'ss Rekha, and m
cnds~ by former Miss
Aishw ja Rai.
It is believed that
because of these said (
sanis, or tawaifs as th
knownr, that Kathak
was saved from being
ated, by the British wl
cause the culture was i
theirs, dismissed it ar
~proponents as nothil
girostitutes, in much th
.way as the geisha wvas
'-misunderstood and re~
some anarters in .Iann
l1 Cultural Ce~n-
most runl house~
,nd danie after
anung: fr more.
was clear: The
hs dbo x rir
It to prove that
:ts creativity, the
fusion is unimaginable and with-
out any limits. And did they ac-
c~omplish this superbly!
Each dance had a unique
theme.alid lived up to it.
There was the Boy's Med-
ley that incorporated a bit of
everything, from Bollywood
Massala to the conclusion:
"This is why I'm hot" line that
left the young ladies in the au-
Anti in what was described
as Egyptian Nights, six female
dancers (men and women are
never shown dancing together in
Egyptian dance portrayals) ex-
-peiimented with erotica in siz-
zling dance. Their resplendent
costumes saw them emerging as
angels and then twirling and
bending their bodies in a sensual
This was closely followed
by a Tribal Dance by Marcia
Akeung and Lucricia Rambalak
-- dancing with their arms held
high above their heads and with
transparent veils covering their
faces from just under the eye --
which transported the audience
to Ancient Egypt when music
and dance played an integral
part of ritual and celebration.
The fashion extravaganza
by Lynette Mangar enveloped
the stage with a flair of pure el-
egance imd masterful choreogra-
phy that saw the ladies loung-
ing seductively, then emerging
one by one in stunning catwalk
steps in outfits that simply
The scene quickly moved
into a wedding one that featured
a bit of flirtatious choreography
among the male and female
Padmini Rambalak sparkled
in 'Memories of Mudras' as she
satisfied the audience with
graceful moves to hit songs such
as 'In Aankhon Ki Masti' from
Rhythms of India was an-
other notable performance, in
that it traced the evolution of
dance in India, froin the classical
Bharathanatyam to the looser
disco-type mode of dance.
Devon Rambalak, however,
Slacked taste in 'Dancing Styles'
with much of his performance
boiling down to mimicking a
guitar-wielding rock star, and
seeming like it would never end!
The show featured rib-tick-
ling skits such as 'Visitors to
Guyana' in which Gavin
Ramnarain and Aditya Persaud
changed accent from Trinidadian
to British and then to Indian in
accordance' with the script.
which .was cleverly written to
accommodate the three different
sets of visitors in a wjay the au-
dience could identify with..
If there was a 'Performance
of the Night' award up for
grabs, by popular vote, it would
have gone to Aditya Persaud
who completely engaged the au-
dience with 'Bollywood Duets'
in which he romanced his 'Putli'
(puppet) with soulful renditions
of the past.
By far, the creators of
Apsara achieved their objective,
and it would be an absolute de-
light were they to continue pro-
ducing stage shows. ;
Apsara was as refreshing
as morning dew.
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WORDS TO FIND
Paul and Paula were alternately turning
the pages of their first atlas, a birthday gift 4,.
- they were a twm., It was a fascinating
adventure seeing a spherical earth
turning on imaginary axle, seeing how 'i .
sunlight falls on one part while it is night .
on the other side, the mnovements of ocean
curr-ents, seasonal ch-anges and deferr-ing vegetation, the movemnents of
wind (they were able to trace the 'Sahara Dust' phenomenonI sur-facing in
the news recently) ...The adventure was fascinating and breathtaking.
After a while the images increased the children's quest for knowledge,
enthusiasm overflowing; soon there was a flurry of turning pages one
child turning back to recapture something while the other enthused tc
Suddenly, there was a harsh sickening sound of good quality paper
tearing. The sound was long and drawn-out. The two children froze. For 8
moment, their world stopped.
After that frightening frozen moment, there was an eruption of voiceS -
each blaming the other for the damage. Thney offered numerouE
suggestions on how to resolve the matter; even suggesting that the atlasbC
divided in two but that also was a contention of who will get which half.
Eventually, they sneaked the atlas to the librarian, confessing it wasar
accident. The librarian restored the torn page like new and laterreot
the matter to the twin's parents. And the world went: on turning as 1
nothing adverse had happened.
Where's the Seat?
Abraham, Wesley, Chirah, Jack, Kareem, Natalie, Shannon, and Becky found seats near the
field at an early-season baseball game. They sat in pairs in different sections of the park. This
gave each pair a different view of the game. Two sat behind home plate, two in the outfield
stands, and two each near first base and third base.
SChirah and Shannon were glad their friends caught the home-run ball that flew past
Wesley and Natalie got the first baseman's autograph as he walked by them.
SAbraham and Jack got the closest view of the batters and the umpire calling strikes
Where did each pair of baseball fans sit?
Dina has a bag of beads to make a necklace. When asked to tell how many beads are in the
bag, she said, "I can make sets of 2 beads, 4 beads, and 5 beads and not have any beads
left over. When I divide the beads into 9 sets. I have 7 beads left over."
What is the least number of beads Dina can have?
The Hidden Tig er Optical Illusion
This is not an easy optical illusion. It was created by American wildlife artist Rusty Rust,
and it shows a huge Bengal Tiger standing in a bamboo forest. Your mission now is to
look for "The Hidden Tiger" in the image above. Where is the hidden tiger? Once you
see it, it seems so obvious.
Q: What do you get if Batman and Robin get smashed by a steam roller?
A: Flatman and ribbon.
Q: When is a car not a car?
A: When it turns into a garage.
Q: How much do pirates pay for their earrings?
A: a Buccaneer!
Q: Why did the scientist install a knocker on his door?
A: He wanted to win the No-bell prize.
Q: Why did the atoms cross the road?
A: It was time to split!
Q: What do you do when your chair breaks?
A: Call a Chairman,
Q: Why do eskimos wash their clothes in tide?
A: Because it's too cold out tide!
Q: What kind of car does Luke Skywalker drive?
A: a Toy-yoda.
Q: PWh ts Ih ei ggest pencil in the world?
Q: Why did the boy blush when he opened the fridge?
A: He saw the salad dressing!
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IEGUAN REVENUE AUTHORITY
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"This is a significant finding for the maintenance of better health
in old age and reducing demands on the National Health Service."
From the age of 50 onwards, people lose up to 0.4% of muscle
mass every year.
This can make them less mobile and at a higher risk of a life-
threatening fall. At present, half of all elderly people who suffer a
serious fall die within two years.
Women are seen as being at particular risk as even by early
middle-age, they tend to have more fat and less muscle than men of
the same age.
"We~ know that women tend to have less muscle bulk than men
as they enter old age, so the advice to eat more protein is very
sensible indeed," British Dietetic Association spokesman Jackie
"Many elderly people subsist on toast and biscuits food
that is easy to make and there needs to be a much greater
focus than there is at present on improving the diets of those
who are already vulnerable."
(BBC News) OLDER women should eat plenty of protein as
their bodies find it much harder than men's to replace the
muscle lost as they age, a study suggests.
Differences in the way male and female bodies metabolise food
means older women do not use protein as effectively to maintain
muscle, the research found. Nottingham and Washington research-
ers studied 29 men and women aged 65 to 80.
Women over 65 should eat foods like meat and eggs and do
resistance exercise, they write in PLOS One.
The researchers found that after resistance exercise like lifting
weights, women did not build up muscle as their male counterparts
The male body, it appeared, was able to store protein in the
muscle and use this to make them stronger.
The researchers, from the University of Nottingham in the
UK and Washington University School of Medicine in the US,
speculated that the inability of the female body to perform
the same function as effectively was linked to the hormonal
changes of the menopause.
Oestrogen, which declines during this period, is known to help
maintain bone mass and may perform a similar role in the preser-
vation of muscle-
Studies of younger men and women have found little difference
in the way the body builds up muscle, suggesting the changes seen
in this research do not kick in until the menopause.
"Nobody has ever discovered any mechanistic differences
between men and women in muscle loss before," said Michael
Rennie, professor of clinical physiology at the University of
Applications are Invited form suitably qualified persons tO fill the follOw'ing
four positions (4) of RECRUITMENT OFFICER, COMPENSATION &
BENEFIT ADMINISTRATION OFFICER, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
OFFICER and PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT OFFICER respectivl,' l;
within the Human Resource Division of the Guyana RevEnule Authority
A Professional Diegree In Public Management or a Degree ;n Business
A minimum of two (2) r'ears ex~perience In the r~espective vacant position
number 1,2,3,and -1.
Position 1: Recruitment Officer
Pror Iding professional support to respective Functional Heads
Advilslng best practice recruitment andl selectijn:
Preparing job descriptions and speclficatlons'
Writing job advertisements and deciding how and where Jobs will be
Developing creative recruitment solutions if the organisatlon Is
experiencing difficulties In attracting the appropriate level and
quality of staff;
Screening application forms and shortlisting applicants;
Devising, running and evaluating selection processes Including
Interviews, psychomnetric tests, personality questionnaires and
various group activities;
Keeping up-to-date with current employment legislation and
ensuring that Departmenrtal/Divlsional Heads are effectively b~riefed
on any relevant changes;
Developing plans to relocate staff to new departments and jobs~ due
to restructunng within the organization
Asslsting In the Implementation of redundancy programmes, which
may Include the development of early retirement packages and
voluntary redundancy schemes.
Prepanng weeklv/'monthly report
Position 2: Compensation & Benefit Administration Officer
Monitoring the organisation s salary structure and benefits provision
to ensure a balance between control of costs and attraiting and
*Researching and analysing salary rates and benefits offered by other
employers in the same sector;
undertaking job evaluations to ensure that the differences in pay
between those doing different jobs within the organisation are fair
and are per-ceived to be so;
Hakilng recommendations on changes to pensioln and Insurance
Ientifying and determlningg the causes o~f personnel problems and
developing recojmmendationls for improvement;.
Developlng and implementing newI benefit packages, ensuring that
these are culrrent and competitive and In line with legal
Prepa ringal? wek imonO thlI, report
Position 3: Employee Relations Officer
* Assist In deIeIlopng and executing social welfare policy
* Liaise with staff and Unio~ns.
* Advising H1R division on the proper procedures for Carrying OUt
negotiations and on the special regulations relating to employment and
salar, ag reemetnts,
preparing staff hanadookS to ensure that the workforce Is aware of
ensuring that grievance handling and disciplinary: proceedings are
carried oult In line wilth GPA policy and national legislation
Formulates and recommends Human Resources policies and objectives
for the GRA withh regard to employee relations.
Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessarL
to establish a positive~ employ'er-em7ployee relationship and prom-iote a
high level of employee morale and mrt~ivation.
Leads the Implementation7 of GRA safety and health programs.
Monitors the tracking of OSHA-required data.
Overseelng the leave mnanagernent process for GRiA staff.
Develop an effective Inductifon, orientation programme
.Prepaning we~eklv/monthly report
Position 4: Performance Management System Officer
* Identify and clarify key performance area (KPA s) of each employee.
* Assist contlnuo~usly to work on designing and redesigning the
* To ensure timely appraisal of all departments in GRA.
* To conduit Performance audit ( Post appraisal on KRA Achievement)
* Identification of employees support needs and make same available.
* Conduct regular appraisal and performance counselling discussions
* Negotiate requirements and accomplishment-based performance
standards, outcomes, and measures.
* Provide on-going coaching and feedback.
* Conduct quarterly performance deelo~lpment discussions.
* Design effective compensation and recognition systems that reward
people for their contributions.
* Preparing weekly/monthly Reports
Applications with detailed Curriculum Vlitae should be submitted not later
than April 11, 2008 to the :
357 Lamaha & East Stree~ts
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The Guyana Defence Force is currently recruiting suitably qualified civilians to fill the
Drivers (trucks and mini buses)
Applicants will be considered based on qualification and experience.
Interested persons are to send complete applications including curriculum vitae and two
references to The Staff Officer One General One, Defence Headuarlrters, Base Camp
Ay~-anganna. Closing date for applications is Monday March 31, 2008.
Do you want to become Shrn klsC"'nin ,""""
a National Volunteer Teacher!
Then here is your opportunity to contribute to your country's development
while seeing and enjoying the beauty of Guyana's hinterland.
Youth Challenge Guyana, with support from VSO Guyana and CIDA and in
collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is recruiting volunteers for
their National Volunteer Teachers Programme (NVTP). As a volunteer you
would gain the experience of living and working in either Region 1 or 9 for
the September 2008 to July 2009 school year.
Prospective volunteers should have at least 4 subjects at the CXC
Examinations or equivalent with passes in English and/or Mathematics.
Teaching experience would be an asset. Flexibility, patience, and the
willingness to adjust to situations are desirable traits in a volunteer.
Selected volunteers will be given one month appropriate trammig prior to
their departure for th~e Region. This includes job training and orientation to
assist them in settling in and integrating into their respective schools and
HOW TO APPLY
Application forms and more details can be obtained from the receptionist at
Youth Challenge Guyana, 219 Thomas Street, South Cummingsburg;
Pastor Richard Renee, Youth Challenge Guyana Office, Airport Road,
Lethem; and the Regional Education Department, Region 1.Applicants
must apply using the.NVTP application form. Envelopes should be
clearly marked the National Volunteering Teachers Programme.
Completed application forms sho-uld be sent to the location nearest you:
*Georgetown The Executive Director, Youth Challenge Guyana,
219 Thomas Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
*Region 9 Pastor Richard Renee, Youth Challenge Guyana office,
Airport Road, Lethemn.
*Region 1 The Regional Education Officer, Regional Education
The deadline for submission of applications is April 18, 2008. Onl
shortlisted applicants willbe contacted.
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Project No. GY-0071
Contract/Bid No. CSP-08-03/CW
The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-Americarn
Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the
project Citizen Security Progrannne, for the Design and Engineeiring, the Supply and
Installratin of Equipment, the Constnrution of the Buildintg/s and FacilidesF and the
Training of personnel for a Modern Forensic Laboratory in Gwyana under a turnkey
The Citizen Security Programme invites eligible bidders to indicate their interest in
providing the services. Interested bidders must provide information establishing that they
are qualified to perform the services brochurese, description of similar assignments,
experience` in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc.).
Bidders may associate to enhance their qualifications.
Bidders will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the InterAmerican
Development Bank: "Banrk ". (GN-2349-7) and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in
Interested bidders may obtain further information (TOR's) at the address below during
office hours Monday to Fridays, 9:00h to I 5:04h.
Expressions of interest must be delivered via direct mail or e-mail'at the address indicatedt:
belowby I4:00 h on April 1 0, 2008.
Citizen Security Programme
Attn: Project Co-ordinator
Citizen Security Programme
Lot 'MM' Ogle
East Coast Demerara
Tel: (592)-222-8862, 222-8865, 222-8866
Sunday Chronicle March 30, 2008
for her daughter, her daughter
longs to return to London.
Asked ef mdo o
replies simply: "London."
"II don't like being here, I don't
like the schools here, I don't want
Hwer o =:rsasshe would
like Gracia to return to the UK.
"She isn't happy, she always
Bu suo2 i no p tsecof
poor with its streets full of
hawkers and smell of diesel
and sewage, is alien, but
Gracia has got to stay.
By Angus Crawford
BBC News, Kinshasa
GRACIA likes watching tele-
vision mostly soaps and car-
toons, but sometimes the
In the two-and-a-half years
since I last saw her, her life has
Then, she was living with
30 people mn one house, too
poor to afford school fees.
She had been sent back to
DR Congo by her father and
step-mother, after living with
them in Tottenham, north Lon-
don, for several years.
She is thought to be among
hundreds of African children liv-
ing in the UK and sent back to
DR Congo or Angola after be-
ing accused of witchcraft.
TRAU MATISE D
The issue came to light in
the summer of 2005, when a
court in London heard the case
of a young girl who was tortured
after being accused of being
The jury learnt a new word,
kindoki. It is what the Congo-
lese call witchcraft.
After I first reported on
Gracia's plight in Kinshasa, one
listener was so moved she be-
gan sending money to support
Now, Gracia lives with her
aunt and can afford school fees.
Inside her home there is a
television and three sofas, and
her mother has come to visit.
Gracia tells me how thank
ful she is for the financial help
she has received, and talks about
her favourite lessons, living
with her aunt, and the holidays.
But when I ask her to tell
me what led her father and step-
mother to accuse her of witch-
craft, she does not reply.
Often these accusations can
be a way of ridding a family of
an extra mouth to feed.
Gracia is "very traumatized,"
says Adolphine Kumbaki, who
runs a charity called Bantu
Cocorico, which has been helping
to look after ~racia.
"To say a child is a witch is
very, very dangerous," she says,
and many such children are
Aid agencies think that the
most of the 13,000 children
sleeping rough mn Kinshasa have
been accused of kindoki.
Gracia's mother says that
even though life is much better
The young woman, tall and
thin with braided hair coiled on
her head, is doing well at school
and wants to be a doctor.
Inter -American Development Bank
Gov roq n nof Gunam
3/28/2008, 6:13 PM
C ongo s 'dangerous
INVITATION TO TENDER
The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract # 1551-SY/GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-A9merican Development Bank (IDB). Part of the
proceeds of this Loan will bje ipp lied to the financing of the implementation ofthe F~iscal
and Financial Management Program. The FFMP consists of three sub-comhponents
"""r ( Tax Policy and Administration:
(ii) Public Sector- Financial Management; and
(iii) Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight
The overriding aim of the- FFMP is to build effective and sustainable executive and
oversight~ capacities in the Guyana Revenute Authority (GiRA), the Ministry of Finance
(1910F), and the National Assemblr [EEconomic Services Comniittee (ESC) and Public
Accounts Committees (PAC)].
Thei PEU, on behalf of the National Assembly. hereby invites suitable qualified Suppliers
to tender for the supply of Books for the Parliamentary Library of the National Assembly:
The relevant details pertaining to the above-mlentioned procurement can be uplifted as
Secretary/ Administrative Assistant
Program Execution Unit (PEU)
Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP)
Tenders must be delivered in envtelopes to the following addressed and clearly
Tender for the Supply of Books to the Parliamentary Library of the National
Attn: The Clerk of the Nat~ional Assembly and deposited in the Tender Box at:
The Parliament Offce,
The closing date for submission of Quotation (Tender) is on or before April 4,
E CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY
Applications are invited from interested and suitably
qualified nationals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean
Community to fill the following positions within the
Conference Services Sub-Programme, with assigned duty
station in Guyana:
(i) Programme Manager
(ii) Deputy Programme Manager
(ijj) Project Officer
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
the following web sites- www.caricom.orq,
w w w. cariban k. or g; w w w. oecs or g and
Applications with full curriculum details, including
nationality, work experience, educational qualifications,
summary of professional skills andlor expertise, language
proficiency, list of professional publications, three referees
(at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's
work), and other relevant information, should be sent to the
Adviser, Human Resource Management, Caribbean
Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana and sent by email to appinhrrrtiacaricom.org.
The Secretariat will commence considering applications
from April 4, 2008.
Sunday Chronicle March 30, 2008
SHARKS could be used to
predict storms following re-
search by a marine biology
Lauren Smith, 24, is close to
completing her PhD studies into
the pressure-sensing abilities of
If her studies prove the
theory, scientists in future could
monitor the behaviour of sharks
to anticipate severe weather
Research was partly carried
out in an altitude chamber at
the National Hyperbaric Centre
.Miss Smith, originally from
West Bromwich, had previously
- investigated the behaviour of
lemon sharks in the Bahamas.
She then used their near re-
lations, the lesser spotted dog-
fish, for further research at Ab-
erdeen University's altitude
chamber at the National Hyper-
It is thought her work is the
first of its kind to attempt to
test the pressure theory.
It was prompted by an
earlier shark habitat study in
Florida, which coincided with
the arrival of Hurricane
Gabrielle in 2001, when ob-
servations suggested that ju-
venile blacktip sharks moved
into deeper water in associa-
tion with the approaching
Miss Smith said: "I've al-
ways been keen on travelling
and diving and this led me to an
interest in sharks.
"I was delighted to have
been able to explore this area for
my PhD, particularly as it's the
first time it's really been ex-
"How many other students
get the chance to put a shark in
a chamber to study its
"Who can say if this
could lead to sharks pre-
dicting weather fronts,
there's so much more we
need to understand. But it
certainly opens the way to
The chamber's changes in
pressure mimic the pressure
changes experienced in and
around the ocean,
caused by weather
fronts, and the
protocol was ap-
proved by the
who completed her
first degree in marine biology
and coastal ecology at Ply-
mouth University, studied shark
behaviour in the wild at the
Bimini Biological Field Station
in the Bahamas.
It has been established
that a shark senses pressure
using hair cells in its balance
Work at the Bimini Shark
Lab enabled her to observe
shark behaviour by placing data-
logging tags to record pressure
and temperature on juvenile
lemon sharks, while also track-
ing them using acoustic tags and
In Aberdeen, she was able
to study the effects of tidal and
temperature changes on dogfish,
none of which were harmed, in
She also tested the pressure
theory by recreating weather
conditions at the chamber at the
National Hyperbaric Centre.
She is due to complete her
PhD and prepare papers for
publication later this year and
will be looking for a job which
will give her the chance to ex-
pand her experience of shark re-
David Smith, of the Na-
tional Hyperbaric Centre,
described the student's re-
search as 'ground-break-
Page 7 & 18.p65
VAC AN CIE S
NATIONAL PROCUREMENT AND TENDER ADMINISTRATION
PROCUREMENT OFFICER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the positions of
Procurement Officer and Inf'ormation Technology (IT) Off'icer within the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Secr~etariat.
Applicants should possess a Degree in Economics, Managemenlt, Public
Administration or Finance.
1) To ensure that Government'sprocurement of goods and services are acquired in a
timely and et'ficient manner, following all the correct procedures;
2) To support the development of policy and administrative reform in the
Government's Procurement Administration;
3) To assist in managing and developing further monitoring and evaluation systems
to ensure the effective implementation of the Procurement Act;
4) To assist in design and in the training of junior procurement staff within the
Govermunent's Procurement Agencies/Boards;
Applicants should possess a Degree in Computer Science
1) To ensure that the new procurement Management Information System works in a
seamless co-ordinated fashion with zero downtime and loss ofdata;
2) To assist in the development of an e-procurement strategy.
Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later that April 7,
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL-
REGION 1 BARIMA/WAINI
The Regional Administration of Region lis currently accepting tenders from suitably
qualified contractors for the following projects as part of its 2008 Capital Work
(1) Extension of Santa Rosa Secondary School, Moruca.
(2) Construction ofKoberina Primary School, Mabaruma.
~(3) Construction of Savannah B~lackwater Primary School, Barima.
(4) Construction of Kachikamo Primary/Nursery School, Waini.
(5) Construction of3 Apt. Teachers Quarters, Mabaruma.
(6) Rehabilitation of Teachers Range One and Three, Port Kaituma.
(7) Extension ofWaramuri Nursery School.
(8) Construction of reinforced concrete trestle at Mabaruma Hospital.
Tender documents can be obtained from the Regional Accounting Unit Officers in the
Regional Administration building at Mabarumna for a non-refundable fee of $3,000.
Tenders and accompanying valid NIS and GRA compliances must be submitted in
sealed envelopes and clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "the name of the
project tendered for" and addressed to:
Regional Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Mabaruma Admin. Office Compound
Tenders must be deposited in the Regional Tender Box located at the Regional
Adminmstration Office at Mabaruma not later than 09:00 h on Monday, April 14, 2008.
Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives on Monday,
April 14, 2008 at 09:00h.
The Regional Tender Board reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders without
assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily award to the lowest tender.
Regional Executive Officer
Sunday Chronicle March 30, 2008
[There are] increases in nutrients that feed into the system,
nitrates and phosphates and also new kinds of chemicals in the wa-
ter that is around the reef; pesticides and herbicides, they haven't
been there before."
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg from the University of
Queensland noted that unusually warm water in 1998 and 2002
had bleached and damaged coral in southern parts of the Bar-
"The reef literally goes from being brown and healthy to being
a stark white, and this happens with very small changes in tem-
perature," he said.
In the past, he said, bleaching events happened only at the warm
extremes of natural cycles such as El Nino; but now the overall
water temperature is higher, which makes the peaks of the cycles
more harmful to coral.
"Because sea temperatures are now- a lot higher, they are now
reaching the thresholds at which coral get into distress, and of course
it is really large scale impacts."
At high temperatures, coral polyps expel the algae whichh nor-
mally live with them in a symbiotic relationship, turning the reef
white. The algae typically provide most of the polyp's dritition;
without them, the polyps eventually die.
Even if a bleached zone contains live polyps and catrr~ies the
potential to recover when waters cool, a quick invasion ofkelp, or
types of algae that do not live symbiotically with coral,, can make
the die-off permanent hence the protective role of planit-unchng
The Great Barrier Reef is worth about six' billioii Austra-
lian dollars (US$5.5bn; E2.8bn).to the national economy,: pri-
marily through tourism and fishing.
h in particular use their serrated jaws to scrape off
e and plants.
ently, his team has also identified the rabbit fish a
-looking species as a potentially important harvester
caging fisheries can help to maintain the reef's resil-
e climate change," he said.
years, Marine Protected Areas have been set up along
rrier Reef in order to provide sanctuaries where fish
rine~ creatures can grow ah~d develoP-
SDoherty from the Australian Institute of Marine
ented data showing that just two years of protec-
:significant increases in populations of important
as coral trout and tropical snapper.
iportantly, more eggs are being produced... nearly three
mber of eggs per unit area being produced in the sur-
itory," he said.
, he showed, travelled well outside the boundaries of
zones, potentially increasing fish populations in non-
ntists emphasised that a comprehensive approach to
,n would include measures to lower greenhouse gas
d to reduce run-off from agricultural land and human
long the coast.
e got a three- to nine-fold increase in sediment loss,"
r Iain Gordon from the governmental research organi-
3/28/2008, 5:31 PM
Fs el t
By Richard Black- Parrotfisl
Environment correspondent, BBC News website incipient alga
A healthy fish population could be the key to ensuring coral brown, bland
reefs survive the impacts of climate change, pollution, over- of seaweed.
fishing and other threats. "So, man
Australian scientists found that some fish act as 'lawnmowers', ience to future
keeping coral free of kelp and unwanted algae. In recent
At a briefing to parliamentarians in Canberra, they said pro- the Great Bau
tected areas were rebuilding fish populations in some parts of the and other mat
Great Barrier Reef. Dr Peter
Warming seas are likely to affect the reef severely within a few Science pres
decades, tion brought
Pollution is also a growing problem, particularly fertilisers that species such
wash from agricultural land into water around the reef, stimulating "More im
the growth of plants that stifle the coral, times the.nun
Protect and survive rounding terr
The assembled experts told parliamentarians that fish able to The eggs
graze on invading plants played a vital role in the health of reef the protected
ecosystems. protected are;
"The Great Barrier Reef is still a resilient system... and her-
bivorous fish play a critical role in that regenerative capacity, by
keeping the dead coral space free of algae, so that new juvenile coral The sciel
can re-establish themselves," said Professor Terry Hughes from reef protection
James Cook University in Townsville. e missions ane
His research group has conducted experiments which involved settlements al
building cages to keep fish away from sections of reef. "You hav
They found that three times as much new coral developed in said Professo
areas where the fish were present as in the caged portions. zation, CSIR(
www.guys uc o.corn
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
M an ufacturers and Su ppl iers to tender fo r the su pply of-
Agro Chemicals for thie industry for Second Crop
yea r 2008. 2,4-d A mi ne, Rodenticid e(s), Terbutryn
Closing Date for Tender will be Thu rsday, 10thApril 2008.
ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY /
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. is inviting applications from suitably qualified
persons to fill the position of Assistant Company Secretary / Legal Officer, at its Head
Office location, Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara.
Among other duties, the Assistant Company Secretary /Legal Officer will be required
-Drait Deeds, Agreements, Contracts etc.
-Maintain the Corporation's Land Register and record all transactions therein.
,"' "etha ohe c uns linsCourtr n altlhjatto~ rsi volv gGuySuCo
Corporate Management Team to enable them to fulfill their obligations in
relation to GuySuCo.
Liaise with the Corporation's Legal Advisers and Insurers in all Legal and
Insurance matters involving GuySuCo
-To perform other related duties and responsibilities consistent with the
pu rpose an d level of th e position.
A Bachelor of Laws Degree and the Legal Education Certificate (must be
admitted to practice in the Courts of Guyana).
-Minimum of three (3) years experience as an Attorney-at-Law.
An attractive remu neration pa ckage including me dical and pension sch emes is offered.
Interested persons possession gthe relevant qualifi cation sand experi ence should submit
th eir application and detailed Curricu lum Vitae, no later than April 1 1, 2008 to:
The Recruitment Office
Gueaa Stuegar Corporation Inc.
East Coast Demerara
Or EmailI: employment~Squysuco.coml/ih arn ab~quysu co.com
Sunday Chronicle March 30. 2008
Ailsa Bosworth said: "People
with rheumatoid arthritis still
rely heavily on NSAIDs, even
though the safety of these drugs
is under scrutiny.
"We look forward to more
research in this area."
British Society for Rheuma-
tology president, Dr Andrew
Bamji said it was a small study
so difficult to draw firm conclu-
But he added: "Anything
that can help to reduce NSAID
use is going to be safer for pa-
"It does look as if the re-
sults are positive and that is
"I would say to patients by
all means take cod liver oil and
when you feel ready start to re-
duce your NSAID dose."
But, he stressed that pa-
tients must discuss plans with
their doctor because it was
important that physicians
were aware of all medications
and supplements the patient
compared with 10% taking
The reduction in drug use
was not associated with any
worsening of pain or the disease,
the researchers reported.
The research team at the
University of Dundee, aided by
colleagues at the University of
Edinburgh, have now completed
three studies which have all
shown patients are able to cut
down their NSAID use when
taking cod liver oil.
It is thought fatty acids in
the fish oil have anti-inflamma-
Some side-effects of
NSAIDs, such as an increased
risk of stomach bleeding, have
been known for a long time.
But more recently, concerns
have been raised about an ap-
parent increased risk of heart at-
tacks and strokes in those tak-
ing the drugs.
Study leader Professor Jill
Belch said the study offered
hope to many rheumatoid ar-
thritis patients who, wanted to
reduce the amount of pain medi-
cation they take.
"Every change in medica-
tion should be discussed with
a GP but I would advise
people to give cod liver oil a
try for 12 weeks alongside
their NSAIDs and then try to
cut it down if they can man-
age it but if they don't man-
age it, that's fine.
"If you can get off NSAIDs
it will be much safer."
National Rheumatoid Ar-
thritis Societyl chief executive
(BBC News) A DAILY dose of
cod liver oil can cut pain-
killer use in patients with
day reduced the need foir wne-
drugs (NSAIDs) by 30%,
Dundee University researchers
Concerns about side-effects
of NSAIDs has prompted re-
search into alternatives.
Rheumatologists said the
study, in Rheumatology journal,
funded by Seven Seas, was
small but showed fish oil could
benefit some patients.
Patients in the trial were ei-
Tender Package (s) can be purchased
Purchasing Manager-Field at the address
March 17th, 2008: -
and uplifted from
below from Monday '
Materials Management Department
Og le, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Only Products and Sources registered with the Pesticides and
Toxe ic Chemicals Control Board willI be considered.
NB: SPECIFICATIONS AND LOCATION FOR TENDER
OPENING WILL BE STATED ON TENDER DOCUMENT.
Page 5 & 20.p65
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A RT HRITIS
" DR GU
their given cod liver oil or pla-
cebo, and after 12 weeks, were
asked to gradually reduce their
use of NSAIDs, such as
Almost 60 patients
completed the nine-month
trial which found 39% tak-
ing cod liver oil reduced
their daily dose of NSAIDs
CERTIFICATE IN TECHNIGA AT EATRE TRAINING COURSES
The Carifesta X Secretariat and the Ministry of Culture is embarking upon a series of activities
in order to create country capacity and readiness for the upcoming festival of the arts which is
being held in G yaa during Aug 2008. Applications for the following courses in technical
Front of House Management
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
At least high school proficiency in English language and maths
High reading proficiency
Artistic sensibility and or acumen
Demonstrated interest in area of the arts applied for
Must be over 16 years old and under 60
Technical or Trades certification of some kind an asset
Willing to work weekends and nights
Courses will be taught twice a week in the evenings and on weekend. Duration 6-8 Weeks
beginning May 2008.
Instruction Course Materials and small stipend will be provided free by the Government of
Application Closing Date:
April 30, 2008.
Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of courses.
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Please return this form To The Carifesla Secretariat Middle Streel Georgetown before March, 31
Aries: March 21 April 19 -- Some criticism is coming your way
today, but not to worry your ego can handle it. In fact, your drive for
success sort of demands this type of honest feedback from others, so
it's good to build a reputation for being open to it. Thank the people
who are giving you constructive eniticism, and ignore the people who
ae just twriing to cu you dwn to make temselves feelabbetter. Thhe dif-
should listen to.
Taurus: April 20 May 20 -- The power issues in a relationship are
starting to get to you. It looks like maybe you could use a break from
one of the partnerships you're trying so hard to keep in balance. The
other person is just not willing to work with you on this thing, and they
lack a deep understanding of what you really need despite the fact
that you have tried to tell them about it time and time again. It's not the
end of things, but it is a sign that you both need your space for a while.
Gemini: May 21 June 21 -- They say that breaking up is hard to
do, but today you'll discover just how hard that getting back together
can be! The negotiations are not.going very well right now, but by the
end of the day the two of you can reach an agreement theit leaves you
both satisfied. In your business or career life, on the other hand, things
are getting much easier! The answers you need are all coming to you.
It looks like you can finally move forward with that exciting project.
Cancer: June 22 July 22 -- Today, there will be one especially
touchy person coming into your orbit. Their ego~ is awfully fragile right
now, and they are sort of itching for a fight. They've got no particular
beef with you, but that won't matter if you say something that inadvert-
ently pushes their emotional buttons. You'll want to play it safe. Don't
act out too dramatically, and try not to go to extremes to make your
point or get a reaction out of anyone. Be mild-mannered and polite.
Leo: luly 23 August 22 -- Do you want a relationship to move to a
deeper, more committed level? The other person might be getting close
to being ready for that but you have to treat the situation gingerly!
Do not push them, or try to convince them of what they want they
have to come to the decision all by themselves. If you want to get closer
to someone, you have to be true to who you are. Don't use top-secret
information to make an impression on them. Just be yourself.
Virgo: August 23 September 22 -- Do not judge other people to-
day, no matter how confusing and offensive their behavior seems to be.
They just march to the beat of a different drummer, and as long as they're
not hurting you, they can't be all bad, can they?, Take a 'live and let live'
attitude towards things. Right now you should just try to have fun with
the people who annoy you in life. If you can find a way to laugh at what
you don't agree with, you will have a lot less stress in your life.
Libra: September 23 October 22 -- You will be given a very capti-
vating challenge today, and it will probably push you past (what you
thought were) your i~mits. Stretching this way will feel a little bit weird
at first, but as the day goes forward you will slowly start to enjoy the
feeling of going where you have never been before both literally and
figuratively. By the end of today, you might not be totally done with this
challenge, but you will feel a great sense of accomplishment, anyway.
Scorpio: October 23 November 21 -- Before you initiate any type
of conversation today, take time to formulate your goals clearly. Put to-
gether a plan detailing what you really want, and another mapping out
how you're going to get it. Usually you're the one who adjusts to fit some-
one else's demands. But right now you need to ask someone else to
bend to your schedule. To make it easy for them to say 'yes,' let them
know what's in it for them. Or figure out what you're willing to sacrifice
in exchange for their cooperation.
Sagittarius: November 22 December 21 -- This is not a very
good time for you to be squandering your precious resources. Your time
and money are tight, and you will need to watch out for unexpected
bills that will be waiting for you in your mailbox! Be careful of getting
involved in any new schemes or opportunities that sound too good to
be true. Hold off on signing any documents that could commit you to
paying a certain amount of money on a regular basis. Watch out for
people who want you to make a greater commitment than you can give.
Capricorn: December 22 January 19 -- You might be tempted to
smooth out the edges of your personality and play it nice and safe to-
day, but why give in to this temptation? If you put too much emphasis
on not being offensive, irritating, or confusing, how are you going to
challenge anyone? Stick to your true ideas, and don't worry if some
people just don't get it they're not supposed to, anyway. You've got
a targeted audience, so speak to that group, and only that group. You
can't be popular with everyone, so why waste your time trying?,
Aquarius: January 20 February 18 -- Good stuff will be happen-
ing to you today (or quite soon), although it might be a bit difficult for
you to accept it! You have a curiosity that can sometimes get in the
way of appreciating the goodness in your life you want to know why
things are happening, and how. But in order to enjoy the upcoming good
times, you're going to have to let go of this need-to-know when it comes
to why all of these things are happening. Get used to the unknown. Try
to just be grateful for it!
Pisces: February 19 March 20 -- A game of 'follow the leader' is
in the works today, but you shouldn't be too interested in playing it. Going
along with someone else's plans and doing what someone else tells you
to do is not your idea of fun right now. Instead, you should strike out
on your own. Even if that just means skipping out on a group lunch or
refusing to send around the latest funny video, you should remind your-
self that you are not a sheep. You are unique reinforcing that truth
today will ignite your sense of purpose.
3/28/2008. 5:29 PM
Sunday Chronicle March 30, 2008
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L 4 ~5
But those behind cried,
And those before cried,
LORD MACAULAY (1800-1859) The Battle of
Lake Regillus, 10
5. To set off coordinate phrases modifying the same
a) Diana was as beautiful as, but more dedicated
than, her bigger sister.
b) The song was similar to, but longer than, the
6. Between sentence parts that show contrast or com-
a) The more sugar you take now, the less you'll have
b) The more you save now, the more you will have
7. Often, to separate short elliptical clauses from com-
plete independent clauses.
To see is to know; and to do is to understand.
8. To separate identical or similar words.
c) Swirl in, in pairs of similar colours.
d) She put hers, here.
9. To separate words that might be mistakenly joined
when reading a sentence.
e) Soon after, he appeared in his underwear.
f) Very soon, John was shouting from the balcony.
10. To set off words that introduce a sentence (first,
second, yes, no, oh) or suggest a break in thought (how-
ever, namely, of course).
g) Yes, you can stay here.
h) The bakes were burnt, of course, before the
cooking assistant's return.
11. To set off the name of a person spoken to.
i) Lashley, your teacher wants your assignments
Sj) Your dress, Beatrice, is not suited to this occa-
12. To set off a short quotation from the rest of the
k) "I'll send for the gardener today," said Father
1) "You wish," Harry said, "that your grades were
Add commas to the sentences
1. Each man woman and child in the group was
asked to contribute a gift.
2. Mrs. Collins spoke of a government "of the
people by the people and for the people."
3. This message by the way arrived last night did
4. The temperature was above boiling point but they
went on heating the furnace.
Sunday Chronicle March 30 2008
Let's wrap up things so far. Remember to find a good
place to study with all your materials at hand reach. De-
vise questions to which you seek answers. Be active in
your study, e.g. speak aloud, tape record, talk to some-
one, and write notes. Set yourself realistic small targets.
Construct revision cards. Study for short periods at a
time. Rest and relax; check your sleep. Avoid stress and
anxiety. Do enjoy this issue.
Reaching the town, Troy descended into a side street
and entered a pair of gates surmounted by a board bear-
ing the words, "Lester, stone and marble mason". Within
were lying about stones of all sizes and designs, inscribed
as being sacred to the memory of unnamed persons who
had not yet died.
Troy was so unlike himself now in look, word, and
deed, that the want of likeness was perceptible even to
his own consciousness. His method of engaging him-
self in this business of purchasing a tomb was that of an
absolutely unpralcticed man. He could not bring himself
to consider, calculate, or economize. He waywardly
wished for something, and he set about obtaining it like
a child in a nursery. "I want a good tomb," he said to
the man who stood in a little office within the yard. "I
want as good a one as you can give me for twenty-seven
It was all the money he possessed.
"That sum to include everything?"
"Everything. Cutting the name, carriage to
Weatherbury, and erection. And I want it now, at once."
"We could not get anything special worked this week."
"II must have it now."
"If you would like one of these in stock it could be
made ready immediately."
"Very well," said Troy, impatiently. "Let's see what you
"The best I have is this one," said the stonecutter, go- .
ing into a shed. "Here's a marble headstone beautifully
crocketed, with medallions beneath the typical subjects;
here's the footstone after the same pattern, and here's the
coping to enclose the grave. The polishing alone of the
set cost me eleven pounds the slabs are the best of their
kind, and I can warrant them to resist rain and frost for
a hundred years- without flying.
"And for how much?"
"Well, I add the name, and put it up at Weatherbury
for the sum you mention."
"Get it done today, and I'll pay you the money now."
The man agreed, and wondered at such a mood in a
visitor who wore not a shred of mourning...
Things to do:
1. Pretend that you are Troy. Write to a friend giving
him/her an account of your experience at the stone and
marble mason's. Use vivid words and phrases to describe
2. a) Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt upon
by the extract. Read it to a friend, and then paste it up
where many can read it.
b) Draw any object that suits your fancy in the poem
and show it to a friend. Explain the aspect of the poem
that you captured.
Revision: The sentence and sentence fragments
1. The composition of a simple sentence:
(a) a subject, and
(b) its predicate that combine to
(c ) make a complete thought.
Any group of words that fails to fit those requirements
is not a sentence but a sentence fragment.
2. The following italicised words are fragments, not
(a) A verbal phrase: To build the fire.
(b) A part of a compound predicate: And waved to
all the people.
(c )An appositive: We saw Mrs. Bell. The teacher
we had in the fifth grade.
(d) A prepositional phrase: At the end of the long,
(e) A dependent clause: While my TV set was out of
Sentence fragments can be corrected.
The first way of correcting a fragment is by add-
ing what's missing to make it a sentence.
The second way of correcting is by attaching the
fragment to a main clause.
Look at the example below:
Fragment: From the hotel windows.
-Fragment corrected: From the hotel windows, people
were watching the parade.
Correct all fragments by adding to them or by attach-
ing them to a main clause. If a sentence is correct, write
sentence beside its number at the beginning of the sen-
1. And sent up a cloud of smoke.
2. There were several tense moments. During the sec-
3. I purchased some Mexican jewellery. That every-
4. A diamond-encrusted tiara lying beneath a chair.
5. The cardinal whistling in the hedge and the squir-
rels chattering noisily from the treetops.
6. You should buy some sunglasses. To shield your
eyes from the glare.
7. Because I have no time to waste.
NOTE: Begin the habit of checking all your assign-
ments to be sure that you have not used fragments where
you should liave written sentences.
Revision: The Comma
1. To separate long coordinate clauses of a compound
a) Frank could go in now, but he would rather sit with
b) It is Sandra's time to appear on stage, but her cos-
tume has not arrived.
2. Between words, phrases, or clauses in a series.
a) Simon brought his shoes, coat, and cap.
b) Did you meet them at games, party, or church?
3. To set off phrases and dependent clauses that come
before the main clause of a sentence.
a) By eating a hamburger, David saved thirty dollars.
b) Although they were sorry, they continued with the
4. To set off phrases, clauses, or appositives that are
not required for a sentence to have meaning.
a) The policemen, brave as they were, didn't enter the
alligator infested swamp.
b) Nanny, the head coach, is capable of holding the
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f Welcome to the 497 editionn of
w "~hampo rCookr I re nd
flDS On COOldna in Oxuvana.
By Jeune Bailey-Van Keric
A BIT of history was created ,
in 'Th~e Ancient County' re-
cently with the birth of trip- '
lets, all girls, within five
minutes of each other, at the
new New Amsterdam Hospi-
tal which is a first for the in-
stitution since it's relocation
to Fort Canje some three to
four years ago.
The girls, each weighing over
2kg, were born on March 14 ,
shortly after 02:0(ih to
Hameeda Bacchus, a housewife,
Punsammy, a cane harvester, of
Canefield Settlement in East
Canje. They were delivered by
Sister Trovis Jonas, a midwife
working at the hospital.
An obstetric nurse, Sr Jonas
told the Sunday Chronicle that
it was her first delivery of mul-
tiple births, and that she was
honoured to have ushered the
'little ladies' into the world.
She said, however, that
though the delivery was free of
complication, the girls were all
birthed by their feet, what we
in Guyana call 'foot-foremost',
and shared one placenta. '
Their mom, meanwhile
who is an only child and
man orphan, said~ she
knew she was having
'multiple births months
ago, as this was told to
her during a computed
(CT or CAT- Scan) at a
private institution. .
She said that with
the exception of her
grandmother, who moth-
ered her and had twins
herself, no one else
Amongst her relatives has
ever given birth to mord
than one child at a time.
who has four older chil-
dren aged between 13 to
2 years, is very happy
About the addition to her
brood, but with a hint of
sadness in her voice, re-
grets not having the
people she most cared for
around to share her three
bundles of pink joy with,
as both her parents as
Swell as her beloved grand-
ri 1 mother have all gone to
the great beyond.
She is also appeal-
ing to the business
community and kind-
hearted Guyanese to
assist her in whatever
way possible with the
relevant necessities for
6 tblespoons b tter,t ddied
!'2 teaspoon sugar
I pinch salt
8 ounce uncooked Champion Mini Mac
I cup plain bread crumbs
'i~ teaspoon dried mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
8 ounces grated sharp white Cheddar cheese
'2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Chico Black Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 itegrees F (200 degrees C).
Butter a9x l3-mch baking dish.
Ove m dm ha k obn os, sglar aend sa
COOk. Stirring Often. Until OniODS are Caramel
COlored, 15 to 20 minutes. If mixture is too dry'
add an additional tablespoon of butter. Set aside.
Brmng a'argeipot of i hty scatted wae tunt boi
dente, 8 to 101 minutes. Drain, cover and set aside.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small skillet
over medium heat. Stir in the bread crumbs and
toast lightly for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a large
pot over medium heat. Dissolve the dry mustard .
in an equal amount of water and add to the pot
along with the garlic, and cayenne pepper. Stir
until fragrant. about 30 seconds. Sprinkle in the
flour and cook unlti golden, about, I minute.
Slowly whisk in the milk and broth. Bring to a
simmer stirring constantly until the pnixcture is
slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the
Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses tintil melted. Stir
in the onions and season with salt and Chio,
anil lndd PouA itd he pepadepdbakianndd
and top with bread crumbs. Bake until golden
brown and bubbling around the edges, 25 to 30
minutes. Let cool for 1 0 minutes before serving.
i (12 ounce) package Chzampion Elbows
Vj2 cup evaporated milk
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
I teaspoon seasoning salt
V2teaspoon Ch~ico Black Pepper
1 Vz cups shredded Cheddar cheese
V2 cup grated Pannesan' dchese
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (1 75 degrees C).
Br-ing a large pot of lighltlysalted water to a boil. Add
Champion Elbows and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or
until al dented; drain and rinse with cold water.
In a bowl mix milk, eggs, sour cream, seasoning sailt,
and Ch~ico Black Pepper Layer macaroni. cheddar
cheese, and milk mixture until pan is full. Sprinkle
Parmesan cheese anld pour melted butter on top.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until
milk mixture is done.
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GRAMMY-nominated rapper Remy Ma has been convicted of assault after a woman was
shot in New York last year.
The defence team for the star real name Remy Smith -' told the court in Manhattan that she
had fired a shot but insisted it was an accident.
The jury heard how Ms Struth had shot her friend outside a nightclub in July 2007 because she-
thought the woman had stole n $E3,000 ( 1 .95 ffrom her.
The 26-year-old faces up to 25. )ears in pnson following her conviction.-
The rapper, wrho wvas nominated for a Grannly as part of the Terror Squad for the 2004~ his
Lean Back. left the court ro~om tn ears once she heard the result
Jusulce Re~na Ut~iller ordered the star. wvho has also w~orked wilth Busta Rhymes and Ermnmem
to remam~l In Jad w without ball until she is sentenced in ApnI.
Makecda Barnes Joseph. w~ho was1 sho I n the abdomen. told the court she had undergone three
opCeranion' Junng a three-week~l hospital -stay.
nis Smith goal into Joseph' a ca after a partl aInd demanded ,he dump her purse. the court
.;l.Uelant Dianei Anarne:m~, Mlich:el hlalntosh told Ms~ Smilth ;its rook etcr_1 slep you had
Mls Smith, who has also had solo success with songs like Conceited and Feels So G~ood.
earned the best fe~male hlip-hop artist aw ard at 2005f's BET Awrards.
But now council chiefs are
wrtng to the Stons syig ht
is all over now and have in-
vited them bat'k.
The band were bundled off
stage as the ballroom erupted in
violence, believed to have
started after a member of the
7,000-strong crowd spat at gui-
tarist Brian Jones.
Historian Terry Regan, who
was mn the audience, said: "Al-
though I was a young bloke at
the time, I was quite scared.
"There was a mass rush for
"There was a group of
people, probably two or three
hundred, determined to lay
hands on the Rolling Stones."
The Stones tried to return to
the reson a lear at;Ler the incident
But the po~llice 6 arh co:m-
nuncee refu-ed them a Ii~cne,
5;aling the~r- wlould the too'~ much
Iro:uble a ban whlicih has effe~c-
11sel:, kcpt thi band ...ut of~ rhe
that iurrent co~unil (FdCCI edr Pete
Callr.ls.* ?il:uld Ilke I1- see rem-
edled to, bring some 9Lanlhuar
backh 1o the resort
~''I~elcn instrucuontooI ur
iiounc~il raliscrs to wru n II. The
Ro~lling Srtonesj to j3) Righl. the
ban I\ Infied~ H'e reach o~ut the
hand ofI fnendhip
What I amrr say ing Is 'C'ome
back Mlick, all Is folrg2lien
The Rolling Stones have
not commnt~ned on the lifting
of the ban.
(B~t. News) Robin Williams'
second wife has filed for di-
vorce from the US actor af-
ter nearly 19 years of mar.
Marsha Garces Williams
filed the papers at a San Fran-
cisco court, citing irreconcilable
The couple, who married in
1989, have been separated since
December and have two children
The pair met when she
worked as a nanny for Williams'
son Zachary, whom the actor
had with his previous wife,
Court documents show Mrs
Williams has requested joint
custody of their 16-year-old
son. Their daughter, Zelda, is 18.
She has worked sis a pro-
ducer on her husband's films and
co-owns their production -com-
pany, Blue Wolf Productions.
Robin Williams rose to fame
in the 1970s playing the comic
space alien Mork in hit US TV
show Mork and Mindy.
In 1998 he won an Oscar for
best supporting actor playing a
psychologist in the film, Good
Will Hunting. .
He has been nominated
three times for the best actor
Academy Award for his roles
in 'Good Morning', 'Viet-
nam', 'Dead Poets Society'
and 'The'Fisher King'.
More than four decades after
their gig at the Empress Ball-
room finished in a riot, The
Rolling Stones are finally be-
ing aL, back into
The former hell raisers were
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given an indefinite ban from the
resort in 1964 after fans
stormed the stage.
More than 50 people were
taken to hospital after fans
ripped up seats, threw bottles
and smashed a piano.