Guyana chronicle
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 2/24/2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 24, 2008

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The parade got underway in
the morning, with scattered
groups of people along the
traditional Church and Irving
streets route; but in the after-
noon the onlookers had swol-
len into a colourful sea of
thousands, as folks from all
walks of life flocked the city
streets to get a glimpse of and
participate in the annual
Mashramani costume and
float parade.
The government had taken
the decision to go ahead with
the Republic Day celebrations
despite security unease after
the Lusignan, Bartica killings.
It was a judgment call that
Guyanese had to make on their
own. The government was clear
on welcoming those to the
streets, but also respecting the
decision of those who chose not
to be part of the activities,
Many government minis-
ters, the Opposition Leader Mr.
Robert Corbin, and other lead-
ing members of the country's
political life were on the road to
mingle with those who did come
Minister responsible for the
celebrations, Dr Frank An-

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thony, indicated that one of the
reasons for the decision to go
ahead with the event was to an-
swer the perpetrators of the
massacres that if their intention
was to disturb national life, it
was not going to happen.
Merriman's Mall was less
jam-packed than usual, but
many were there, picnicking as
they witnessed the spectacle of
the parade.
There was the usual flurry
of food and drink sellers, and
viewers patronizing them. It is
not the thing for stallholders to
"hustle" customers on
Mashramani Day, but many did
so yesterday.
Those who were engaged in
the costume and float parade
were not in their usual large
numbers and even their revelry
was somewhat low-key, hesi-
tant, save for the extremely
hyped-up Concept Entertain-
ment posse and that of Digicel
as well.
Many of the floats carried
strong messages. The band of
the Guyana Agricultural and
General Workers Union, for ex-
ample, issued a call for "national
tolerance, healing, security and
social justice."
Ironically, the Georgetown
Mayor and City Council which
almost always cries of financial
woes, pulled out all the stops,
bringing on the road a giant rep-
lica of the Stabroek Market.
The Guyana Forestry Com-
mission tagged along a huge
truck, adorned beautifully with
young ladies dressed in the tra-
ditional attire of Guyana's six
Planning for the different
bands started months in ad-
vance and entailed invest-
ment of millions of dollars -
aDOther reason for the
government's decision to pro-
ceed with the activity

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s hoisted in the forecourt of the Parliament Buildings.

THE Golden Arrowhead i!


PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo takes the salute at the flag-raising ceremony.

The ceremony also saw the
Guyana Police Force Band per-
Guyana became a Co-op-
erative Republic in 1970, four
years after independence
from Britain in 1966.

representatives of the Mus-
limi Christian and Hindu
Communities, the three
main religions in the country.
The prayers included re-
quests for protection of the
country's citizens and for di-
vine intervention at a time
when Guyana has been
threatened by terrorism.

Guyana's 38th Anniversary
as a Co-operative Republic
was yesterday marked when
the Golden Arrowhead was
hoisted in the forecourt of
Parliament Buildings before
a crowd comprising Govern-
ment officials, members of
the Diplomatic Corps, sec-
tions of the Disciplined Ser-
vices and civil society.

President Bharrat Jagdeo
took the salute prior to the
hoisting of the flag and in-
spected the traditional Guard of
Honour. His arrival at the event
was preceded by that of Prime
Minister Samuel Hinds'.
The Golden Arrowhead
was hoisted simultaneously
with the traditional 21-gun
salute following prayers by

2/23/2008. 8:31 PM

ta0n 10 (115

FOLLOWING investi-
gations into the com-
plaint by residents of
Lusign-an about the
poor response by ranks
stationed at Vigilance
Police Station, East

ad inisrto o h

A press release yester-
day said that as from
March l, 2008, allrak a-
swering telephones at police
locations will hate to give
thirname and rank to the
After a gang of gunmen
de~scended on the querc vil-
lage of Lusignan last month
and murdered 11 people.
exlagers complained that
police response to the calls
they made was very slowh.
In an interviewf the
Acting Commissioner of
Police, M~r. Henry Greene
promised to investigael
the reports following the
Lusignan incident

u ay, e ruary 23, 2


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Clinton tellM Obama

CINCINNATII (Reuters) Hillary Clinton slammed rival
Barack Obama yesterday for campaign leaflets on her
health-care plan that she called "blatantly false" and ac-
cused him of using Republican tactics in their contest for

Senators Barack Obama (left), and Hillary Clinton
during the Texas Democratic Party's presidential
cand dates debate at the University of Texas at Austin

the Democratic US presidential nomination.
In a bitter exchange, the Obama campaign defended the leaf-
let as accurate and~ decried Clinton's "negative campaign."
"Shame on you, Barack Obama," Clinton said, speaking to
reporters after a rally in Ohio, a state that is key to her strug-
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Brandishing a copy of the leaflet, Clinton said the Obama
campaign was spreading "false, misleading, discredited infor-
mation" about her health-care plan.
"Senator Obama knows it is not true that my plan forces
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Obama spokesman Bill Burton in a statement re-
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curate, unlike the discredited attacks from Hillary
Clinton's negative campaign that have been rejected in
South Carolina, Wisconsin, and across America."

MERID)A, Venezuela (Reuters)
- Rescue workers found two
flight recorders yesterday in
the wreckage of a passenger
plane that veered off course
and slammed into the sheer
face of an Andean mountain,
killing all 46 people on board.
The 'black box' recorders
may explain what happened
in the last moments before lo-
cal airline Santa Barbara's
flight 518 crashed into a
13.000-foot rock wall known
as Indian Face Thursday last
soon after taking off from
Merida, a high-altitude tour-
ist town.
Ramon Vinas, who heads

Venezuela's cil il aviation aI-
thority, turned over the boxes
to public inlvestigalors. He said
one contained recordings of the
pilots' conver~sations and the
other held technical data.
Rescuers battling wvith
wind and fog rappelle~d from
helicopters and a camip
above the crash site to
search for remains in the
plane's blue and white
wreck~age on flame-charred
For years. Venezuelans
have debated whether Merida's
airport should be shut because
it is hemmed in by mountains,
although its accident record is

not especially notewor~thy.
Before the crash, the
weather hadl been good and the
roughly 20-year-old twin-
enginedl plane had a solid main-
tenance record and no history of
technical problems, authorities
The experienced pilot had
specialised training for flying
through the Andes. He made no
distress calls before crashing
with 43 passengers and a crew
of three aboard.
Aircraft are banned from
flying from Merida at night. The
plane that crashed on Thursday
was the day's last flight out.
Santa Barbara is a small air-

line that covers domestic routes
and has seven Merida flights a
day. The plane was a turboprop
built by ATR, a F~rench-Italian
joint venture between EADS and
French investigators and an
ATR team were going to Ven-
ezuela to help in the probe of the
Thursday's was the sec-
ond major air accident in
Venezuela this year. Last
month, 14 people, including
eight Italians and one Swiss
passenger, died when a plane
crashed into the Caribbean
Sea close to a group of Ven-
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TOK(YO (Reuters) A Japanese man was arrested last When students standing outside the gates started to scream
week for trespassing after turning up at a high school at the sight of him. he dashed inside the school grounds, hoping
sd fedssed in a girl's uniform and a long wig, local police to blend in with the crowds of teenagers, the paper said.
Thirty-nine-year-old Tetsunori Nanpei told police he had in the po esso Aschr o am er 1,e fi g m and to peeoind hi' a
bought the uniform over the Internet and put it on to take a a nearby riverbank, the paper said.
stroll near the school in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Wednes- Police confirmed the arrest of the man in school uni-
day last, the daily Asabi Shimbun said- form and wig but declined to give further details.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 24, 2008

he refused to "think and act"
within the box.
"And I may be accused of
judicial activism...," he admitted,
but said he was only saying so
because "we are concerned
about the nation."
The URP was also linked
to the killing of Port-of-Spain
City Councillor, Bert Allette
because he wanted to rid cor-
mdistrMc med numru e te

in the bowels of the URP there
is rank criminality, and the au-
thorities need to address this,"
Carmona said.
He said the criminal justice
system was now under siege and
the "barbarians are at the gates,"
he said of the crime situation in
Justice Carmona was also
vocal against the alarming trend
o w tnhsesixs intmdio w h

'Barbarnans at the gates

HIGH court judge Anthony
Carmona was on Friday sting-
ing in his condemnation of
those in authority who hold
the view that there are no
criminal links to the Unem-
ployment Relief Programme
He said the statement which
was made in the past was highly
"delusional" and "highly irre-

Manchioneal coastline under watch for drugs

Ga/r-eth Davis Sr; Gleaner 1
Ministry of Nadional Security
is keeping a close watch on the
coastline of M1anchioneal,
Portland, as it is reportedlyi be-
ing used by persons involved m
the illicit drugs-for-guns trade
and rbe crafticking of narcotcs.
National Security Minister
Derrick Smith said Thursday
eveumg that Mlanchioneal was
by arseon ioove d th co
caine trade. Speaking at the end
of a moD-day~ tour of pohece 1ta-
noe" nia nas bing ud b
persons involved in the trans-
portation of marijuana for guns
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contribute to the collapse of
cases and the system to "go
adrift," according to the judge.
And he also defiantly said

Worrell--accused of the 2005
killing of URP worker Oba Jones
on.the Brian Lara Promenade.
Both men also worked in the
"Young men...they are dying
in great numbers," the judge said.
"And for some strange rea-
son, the police now have begun
to make what I would refer to
as a distinction... Deaths are now
being referred to as drug-related
or gang-related.
"And what I am concerned
about, what this court is con-
cerned about, is that the death of

these young men is being
trivialised by the kind of
characterisation given to their

work in the URP.
"...Based on matters com-
ing before this Court in the last
18 months, I can tell you that

"Time and time again a
lot of criminal activity is tak-
ing place in the bowel of the
URP and that is the stark
reality...And what is further
stark is that a generation of
young men is dying," the
judge said.
Justice Carmona's caustic
words came after prosecutors
were forced to discontinue its
case against two men-
Kareem Baptiste and Aaron

"'Portland is probably the
parish with the lowest crime
rate islatnd-wide." he said at
the Buff Bay Pobrce Station.
"And we mntend to keep it that
way. The problem of drug
trafficking along that coastal
area is baing addressed as only
recently, we opened a marine
station at Bowden in St Tho-
c ese cn h p trolo of th
coastal area leading down to
Smith sa i~t h ean nde-
termined that narcotics could
again surface in that area and,
as a result, surveillance has

been stepped up and intenlgence
gathering has been vjidened. He
said police personnel at the
ManchioneaLPolice Station have
been given the assurance that as-
sistance is being provided in or-
der to dismantle all illicit opea-
tions in the area.
Just last year. members of
the Port Antonio Special
Squad recovered more than
5wi~th nos oeet Ia oa moa,.
than $2 million. packed in
kegs and ready for export in
a cottage at M nchione l
cons that the drug was des-
tined for Haiti, to be ex-
changed for arms-

"This is not about a death
being gang-related or the death
being drug-related, this is about
young men dying.
"And as a nation we have
to rise to that reality, and we
must not involve ourselves in
some kind of social disengage-
"In Trinidad, we don't kill
14 people at one go, we kill 14
peopleml 4 days."th ug,
despite there being denials of
there bemng criminal elements
in th RP,i threenw st "

The court, regrettably, he
said, has had to deal with situa-
tions involving individuals who

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WHAT IS traditionally a time of exuberant national cel-
ebration, Guyana is this weekend marking its 38th an-
niversary as a constitutional republic in a state of
Tomorrow, as the country officially observes a na-
tional day of mourning-the second such very sad oc-
casion within five weeks--the firm resolve of all
Guyanese must be that NO encouragement should be
given by ANYONE, any party, any organisation or group,
to the murderous criminal networks that have brought
about this most depressing period for our nation.
Their horrific slaughters at Lusignan and Bartica
have overshadowed the closing high points of this year's
Masharamani celebrations for which Guyanese of all
segments of our nation have been anxiously awaiting
participation and observance.
Not just the political parties in government and op-
position, not only the labour movement and private sec-
tor, but all civil society groups should give full, unstint-
ing support to the security forces to root out the armed
criminals, wherever located, and bring them to justice.
This may require ceasing the practice by some of ex-
pediently linking condemnations of surging criminality
with criticisms of the police and army and, in the pro-
cess, implicitly providing excuses that contribute to
embolden criminal gangs with their agendas to kill, rob,
destroy and engender hate and fear in communities
across the country.
Even when members of the security forces are them-
selves among the murdered victims of these daring, cal-
lous criminals, there are elements in our midst, and one
party in particular, the PNCR, that could be expected to
come forward with various reasons to attack the gov-
ernment and the police and army with forked-tongue
comments for the spreading criminality. Worse, even af-
ter the massacre horrors of Lusignan and Bartica, this
tendency prevails.
Not surprisingly, therefore, after the special meeting
of major stakeholders called by President Bharrat
Jagdeo to discuss the challenges facing the nation from
the marauding criminal gangs, the PNCR was the only
political party to avoid signing a joint communique last
Tuesday. Is there something special about its integrity
that all others lack?
Whether or not its failure to be part of the joint
communique was a result of its own lingering internal
leadership problem, the fact is that the PNCR's leader..
ship must behave as if it really understands its moral
obligation to its own supporters as well as the broad
mass of Guyanese across the nation.
For its part, the governing PPP/C needs to be even
more forthcoming in ensuring that the government dem-
onstrate greater awareness and willingness for regular
and structured dialogue, even when its opponents may
seem too occupied with an agenda to score political
points. Compromise in the national interest must never
be overlooked.
it is high time for, all sides to abandon forked-tongue
politics-blowing hot and cold, or engaging in double-
speak--and reach out for imaginative, practical re-
sponses to the threats facing the nation from murder-
ous, armed gangs who should not expect ANY sympa-
thy from ANY quarter.
At the same time, the security forces have a lot of
work to do to win more confidence and support from the
populace by their show of competence and effectiveness
in combating the criminal forces in our midst.

True pratriot

of Guyana
As I look at the internet everyday as a Guyanese in Ottawa, I
am very concerned about the developments in Guyana. I am
concerned about the crime wave. I am concerned like Alissa
Trotz that the PNCR did~not sign the crime communique. I am
concerned about so many, people trying to divide this dear land
of Guyana. I am also concerned about explanations by the
Kaleteur News columnist and some others. Every day, these col-
umns carry a lot of stuff that are not true. Many times their
explanations are off the mark. As an International Relations
student of the University of Ottawa, it makes me more aware
of how their explanations of the problems facing Guyana are
not correct.
In a recent column, one columnist calls on the President to re-
sign on flimsy and weak grounds. Also, what perturbs me is when
the columnist said that politics has no connection with political sci-
ence. Well, let the readers judge,
In the past, I have sent my letters to all the Newspapers, but
only the Chronicle would carry them.
I think whether or not we support the government, we
should strive to give the:public the truth. I am a true patriot of


Why is Corbin

I wish to express my view on the issue of Mr. Corbin and oth-
ers accusing Channel 11 (NCN) and the Guyana Chronicle for
taking a biased stand in their daily reporting -
I would like to ask Mr. Corbin for what purpose is he using
Channel 97 Mr. Corbin and others are having the free rein of free-
dom of speech on any television station as well as newspapers.
In my opinion, the Opposition is afraid of the progress that has
been recorded so far under the PPP/C administration and cannot face
the reality.
NCN and the Guyana Chronicle are State owned entities
and it is the Government's right to utilize the State's resources
to dispel misinformation being peddled about it by the likes of
Mr. Corbin and others*


A positive

m ove

The recent meeting with the President and stakeholders from
the political parties, religious organizations, private sector and
others to tackle the crime situation is indeed a positive move
towards tackling the country's crime problem.
Even more important is the conununiqu6 that arose from that
meeting in which provision was made for the media to tone down
the rhetoric by politicians as it relates to recent crimes such as the
Lusignan and Bartica massacres.
However, I think it is very disgusting that while some media
houses such as Capitol News is placing less emphasis on the main
politicians, they are using other persons to peddle the same lines in
the most biased and intolerable manner.
For example, I saw a report in which an 'expert in guns' is chal-
lenging the Police to outline the strategy used to link the Lusignan
and Bartica killings to previous crimes such as the assassination of
the late Agriculture Minister. Here, this 'expert' was questioning
methods used since he believes that spent shells are not enough evi-
dence '
I would like to know, since when do the Police have to come
out and explain and outline the tactics being used to track a gang of
heartless criminals? Anyhow, that is not the main issue-
Why didn't the Capitol News seek a response from the Police?
Why did they allow such biased journalism to take place?
We should also be reminded that some of those very report-
ers at Capitol News are senior members of the Guyana Press
Association, which has been constantly calling for balanced jour-


These criminals

are fi~ghting

ag ainst in no cents
The events over the past few weeks have been very troubling,
the senseless killings of innocent people is a disgrace. So far
we have lost 23 lives, including three police officers and five
children. Many others have been injured. We cannot sit idly
by and lose our people.
It seems as if these criminals are hell-bent on creating chaos
and fighting against innocents in general, this we cannot continue
to allow.
All the reports indicate that these attacks were well planned
and the main motive was to kill. The criminals were so prepared
that they had on helmets and camouflage clothing! What were these
people preparing for, guerrilla-warfare? This leaves me to believe
sadly that there are many people out there who know about what
these criminals are planning, that someone overheard something,
or saw something out of the ordinary.
As a concerned citizen, I am pleading with anyone who
has information to contact the authorities. I understand that
out of fear many may want to turn a blind eye. But, imagine
if it was your own that was killed, wouldn't you be asking
the same of others?


Appalled at 'Voice

Of the People'
Recently I was listening to Mr. C. N. Sharma's programme
'Voice of the People', and I w~as appalled at what I heard. A
woman called in to his programme and the gist of what she
said was that 'if anything happens to her family that she was
going to kill him (President Jagdeo).'
The fact that Mr. Sharma is a leader of a political party, (al-
though he hasn't made an impact on the political scene,) he should
show responsibility. Mr. Sharma is the owner of a television sta-
tion, and since his programme allows the public to share their
views, he has to set standards. The nature of his programmes en-
courages such statements.
Mr. Sharma is in a position to influence the masses. Thi~s law-
lessness would be unacceptable anywhere else, so why is it being
allowed in Guyana? We do not need antagonistic statements, es-
pecially at this time when our country is going through such a
difficult period.
Writers have been calling on the Advisory Committee on
Broadcasting to make a pronouncement on the things being
said on air, I second the motion because it is desperately


BUrton farmers

I am happy to read that the farmers of Buxton are showing
interest in their claims for their compensation. In Kaieteur
News, according to a representative of the Buxton farmers'
group, the process is going smoothly and progressing. And
over 60 farmers are having their claims processed.
Despite the hiccups due to political interference from certain
quarters, I want to urge the other farmers to continue the process
in their own interest.
Over the years we have seen the government coming forward
to compensate persons whenever there are interventions for
infrastructural works. We have seen residents of Berbice and
Essequibo mobilize and receive financial assistance in order to clear
the way for building the Berbice River Bridge and the Essequibo
main road.
This shows that the Government is sticking to its words.
Let's continue to work together to build a peaceful Guyana
and resist attempts by mischief-makers to divide us. This is
the only way we can move forward as a country.


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What does Corbin

really want?

What is Mr. Corbin really playing at? He wanted all political
parties to sit together and discuss the current crime situation.
This has happened. From the meeting certain decisions were
taken and agreements were made. The document was drafted
and he refused to sign. Mr. Corbin, what is the matter with
It was reported that there was "an agreement to work with all
majoi stakeholders in reviewing the national security plan and ac-
celerating its implementation.
They also agreed that a call be made to the international com-
munity for assistance. Among the other agreements in the joint state-
ment was the unequivocal condemnation of the Lusignan and Bartca
slaying, a commitment to work together and support the Joint Ser-
vices as well as approach the media in a more responsible manner
to promote social cohesion."
These decisions once seriously taken will aid mn the improve-
ment of our society. It is one step closer to societal harmony. If
other political leaders can sign on to the agreement I do not under-
stand why Mr. Corbin cannot do the same.
He is claiming that there is a need for the ruling party to aban-
don what it (PNCR) calls the irresponsible and immoral use of the
nationally owned TV and radio stations which have, "fanned the
flames of racial and political conflict since the Lusignan tragedy."
Honestly sir, what exactly do you think your party's programmes
do on Channel 9?
Mr. Corbin, don't you realise that during this tough time our
nation is facing we really do not need this sort of political banter-
ing? The President and other political leaders are trying to make aD
impact and you, who are claiming to want peace to reign in society,
are only creating more tension.
Please stop this behaviour. Think about the lives of the citi-
zens of this country. I thought it was understood that this battle is
no longer political, so why do you continue to make it so?
I urge you to be cooperative.


I support the

JOlnt Services

I wish to publicly express my support for the ongoing work of
the Joint Services, as they seek to track down and capture
those criminals responsible for the slaying of 23 innocent per.
sons at Lusignan and Bartica.
We must understand that while we all want the Police to catch
the criminals, these lawmen are just human like us and it therefore
takes a lot of courage and patriotism for them to venture into the
wild in pursuit of the perpetrators.
Many of them leave their homes to go and live and sleep in the
back dams, they are forced to endure the rain and the sun, with the
knowledge that some of them may not return alive, especially since
they are tracking criminals whtihave lost their humanity.
It is rather pleasing that several substantial successes have been
made and I have noted that several suspects have been apprehended,
one of whom has been charged in connection with the attack at
The clearing of the backlands is also noteworthy, especially
since two bandits were shot earlier during the Joint Services' op-
eration at Buxton/Friendship.
At this time, my prayers are with the brave enforcement men
who are out there risking their lives to get the criminals and I am
sure that even the relatives of those killed are uttering similar senti-
I want to urge that we all give our support to the Police and I
do hope that they would not take heed of the negative utterances
being made by some who have their own agenda.
I am confident that the Joint Services will win the fight
because we all know good always prevails over evil.


President Bharrat Jagdeo's hosting of the

TCVICW Of the National Security Plan and its

implementation with representatives of

CiVil Society is rescheduled for Wednesday,

February 27, 2008, at 12Noon, at Office of

the President, N3?ew Garden Street,


Documents about the plan are available at

Office of th~e Pgresident and via GIN\JA

website: www. gina. gov.gy~

pression of the understanding
of the oneness of mankind. It
is the way to create and sustain
peace. Whether Obama be-
comes the next President or
even the Democratic nominee,
America has already won. She
w the da he o hi first
Primary. ay ise awoen so that
countries all around the world
could learn from.


As a person who is trained
and practiced in research
Science, I love to analyse
and interpret data. It is
therefore not surprising
that when I heard the press
talk about Obama riding
the crest of Afro-American
votes to victory I needed to
go to data sources to see if
this was in fact so. So as
the primary results were
released I went to the "Elec-
tions 08" website for the_
data and produced the table
below. What it shows is the
racial breakdown nation-
ally and by State, as well, aS
the percentage votes ob-
tained by both Obama and
Clinton. It highlights all of
the 6 States in which Afri-
can Americans account for
25% or more of the popula-
tion. Also highlighted iS
Ohio with 0% African

Now it

See ms


One writer mentioned
the hard times of the
60s. This was a time
when my dad thought it
necessary for me to
leave Guyana for safety
reasons, I was a lad at

'" xb li ve that the cur-
rent environment in
Guyana is worse than the
60's. At this time many
Guyanese living abroad
are thinking of coming
back home either to retire,
to invest in a country that
holds many beautiful
memories or just for a
holiday to test the -
economy and political
strength, among other
Can you please tell
why foreign Guyanese
sould not gu to Flrda,

tire? It seems that Mr.
Corbin is defending the
criminal activities of these
hooligans instead of as-

pe ne to lihe in puae. nes
has discouraged all
chances of a peaceful
Guyana and investments.
Guyana needs for-
eign investment to ad-
vance, and a large
chunk of this invest-
ment would have come
from foreign Guyanese.
Now it seems hopeless
for me and anyone else.


Aiierican m wv~rh-(~?iitGIaii
received 80% of the votes.
Obama obviously is not
where he is because of the
African American votes. As
I read "the Audacity of
Hope" I understand why he
is where he is. To my mind
Obama (and Governor
Swartzneggar) demonstrate

% of Votes

~whit~heirig "born again" mean.
I think that Obama's appeal is
due to the fact that he is not
pursuing an African American
agenda but an American agenda.
He is an American without any
epithets attached. I think that
people from all walks of life
feel that their interest will be
addressed not just the interest

2008 USA Primary Results

Racial Breakdown of States

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Dakota
South Carolina

Wa hngton (State)
New Mexico
Washington D.C.


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"The adversary we must de-
feat is extremely strong,
but we have kept him at bay
for half a century...I do not
bid you farewell. My only
wish is to fight as a soldier of
ideas." -
-(Fidel Castro's 'message'
of resignation to the Cuban
people as President and Com-
mander-in-Chief, February
WHATEVER his enemies
and detractors have to say
about him, Fidel
Castro remains, at 81, a
most enduring political colossus
to have emerged on th~e world
stage by Cuba's memorable 20th
century revolution,
As the longest serving Head
of State, his leadership has con-
tributed to giving a significant
new meaning and influence to
what the 'Caribbean' came to
mean as one of the two coun-
tries in this hemisphere (the
other being Haiti) to
have successfully launched an
historic revolution.
Chronic intestinal ailment
has now forced him to give up
the enormous power he has ex-
ercised, going at a time and man-
ner of his own choosing.
Castro's, almost 50 years in
power in a revolutionary envi-
ronment, amid dramatic global
political and economic' changes,
has sustained 35 years of rela-
tions with the Caribbean Com-
munity that have proven quite
rewarding, generally, for its

member countries
and especially in the health and
education sectors.
The friendship bond be-
tween Cuba and CARICOM
seems destined for firm mainte-
nance under whoever emerges as
Castro's successor at today's
meeting of Cuba's National As-
sembly,, most likely his 76-year-
old brother Raul, who has been
acting as President for the past
19 months.
Significantly, the two sec-
tors that have particularly dis-
tinguished Cuba's aid to the Car-
ibbean-health and education-
have been the twin pillars of in-
ternational recognition of re-
inarkable successes of the
Castro-led revolution, as docu-
mented by the United Nations.
They are viewed as unique
achievements for. a small devel-
oping nation in any continent of
the globe.
Cuba's successes in sur-
viving successive administra-
tions of ten US Presidents-
from General Dwight
Eisenhower to that of the cur-
rent George Bush's, as well
as the collapse of the Soviet
Union--its once formidable
aid partner; the creativity
and resilience of its people in
overcoming challenges in
their living conditions, plus
the catalogued attempts by
the CIA to
assassinate President Castro,
have combined to contribute
to the emergence of a distinct

Cuban profile of survival in
the midst of adversity.

It is a profile of much inter-
est across nations of this hemi-
sphere, in Africa and Asia for the
practical meaning to 'Third
World solidarity", or "Sourth/
South cooperation", that Cuba
extended -ven to the shedding
of Cuban blood in the cause of
African liberation from colonial-
ism and the heinous crime of
Ask the international icon,
Nelson Mandela, who had lost
no time as the first black Presi-
dent of South Africa in show-
ing up in Cuba to personally
thank Castro for his country's
"tremendous sacrificial sup-
port" to the people of his home-
land and other nations of Africa..
Fidel Castro himself had
noted, in speaking of the evils
of colonialism, how African
blood flows in Cuban veins and,
consequently, revolutionary
Cuba was simply paying a debt
to Africa in enabling its wars of
In the specific case of
Cuba's involvement in Angola's
war of independence, both Bar-
bados and Guyana had report-
edly played brief strategic roles
in facilitating the refuelling of
Cuban aircraft bound for Africa
with Cuban military personnel
and arms for the
Angolan freedom fighters.
In the Caribbean, mean-

while, Cuba~'s health. educarnn
and cultural assmacrnic iconun-
ued to flowM, ocer the years, ab
part of its trade and aid
packages to CARICOM. Castro
has never missed an opportu-
nity to express gratitude to
CARICOM for the courage
demonstrated, as a group
of relatively small nations, in
helping to bring his country out
of a hostile diplomatic isolation
to which the USA had figured,
back in 1962, it would have it
permanently frozen, following
its forced withdrawal from the
Crganisation of American. States
Today, all member states of
CARICOM, as well as others
in the Greater Caribbean, have
diplomatic relations and various
forms of trade, cultural and func-
tional cooperation with Cuba.

In contrast, it is the USA
that stands isolated among hemi-
spheric nations by a consistent
breaking by states of the un-
precedented trade, economic and
financial embargo imposed
against Cuba---6 years ago.
Some of these states con-
tinue to make their strong criti-
cisms of the anti-Cuban policies
and destablisation strategies of
successive American administra-
tions---even as they recognize
the value of maintaining friendly
ties with either a Republican or
Democratic government in Wash-
The emergence of Castro's
Cuba from isolation had begun
in December 1972, when four
CARICOM governments-
Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and
Trinidad and Tobaga-hose to
boldly exercise their understand-

ing of political sovereignty and
the right to self-determination
by jointly establishing diplo-
matic relations with the admin-
istration in Havana.
It was a unique develop-
ment for a quartet of small
states with vulnerable econo-
mies in defiance of the power
of the world's greatest mili-
tarylindustrial complex at the
height of the prevailing cold
war, and with Mexico then
being the sole OAS member
to establish diplomatic ties
with Cuba.
Castro was to host in De-
cember 2002 a special summit in
Havana of CARICOM Heads
of Government to mark the
30th anniversary of the historic
solidarity with Cuba that had
been jointly promoted by Ja-
maica, Guyana, Barbados and
Trinidad and Tobago on Decem-
ber 8, 1972--six months prior
to the inauguration of
mit now takes place once ev-
ery three years for dialogue
on "strategies for Caribbean
human development and
other issues of regional im-
portance" with December 8
annually recognized as a day
of solidarity with the Cuban
government and people.
The second such summit
took place in Barbados in De-
cember 2005, and the third is
scheduled for Cuba in Decem-
her this year, when the princi-
pal host may well be Castro's
76-year-old brother, Raoul
Castro, who is expected to be
elected as the new President and

Commander-in-Chief today fol-
lowing last month's parliamen-
tary elections.

Castro's friendship policy
towards CARICOM had been
temporarily rocked in October
1983 with the US military in-
vasion of Grenada that coin-
cided with the self-destruction
of the People's Revolutionary
Government (PRG) and ended
with the execution of its Prime
Minister Maurice Bishop and
Prior to that invasion, ir
which a number of Cuban work-
ers engaged in construction of a
new Grenada airport, the admin-
istration of then Presider
Ronald Reagan had succeeded i
strategy of dividing
CARICOM governments with
allegations of a Havana-Mos-
cow axis to destabilise this
region as part of a plan to
spread communism ir
the Western Hemisphere.
But the consequences anc
bitterness of the collapse of the
PRG and US military invasion
of Grenada were to be method
cally overcome with the leader
ship provided by Castro to her
wounds and confirm, with prac
tical national and region
programmes, Cuba's commit
ment to fostering genuine friend
ship and cooperation based or
mutual respect in the face of di
vergent political, economic ane
judicial systems.
In the process, govern
ments of varying ideological

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

1. This invitation for bids follows the general procurement notice for this project that
appeared in Development Business. Issue No. 673 of2 8 February 2006.

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

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

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

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain fitrther inlformnation firom the Health Sector
Development Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below
from Febr~uary I6, 2008:

Health Sector Development )nit
GJPH-C Compound
East Street
G;eorgetown. Gruyana
F:rom 8.30 am local time to 4.00,pm local timne.
Telephone No.: 592-226-6222 / 592-2276-242 5/592-226-935 1
Fax No.: 592-22-5-6995
Email:pDrocurement(&h iv.go\: v. ynsookdcriiah iv. aov.gy

6.A complete set of bidding documents in Engrlish may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of a w-ritten application to the address below and upon
payment of a nomectimldalble fece of` seventy~ five United Stated dollars (USS75) or
Fifteen thousand two hundred and twecnty five Gruyana dollars (GIY$15,225). The
method of payment will be in local currency by manager's cheqlue and in foreign
currency by cheqlue drawn on a loca-l corre-sponlding Bank. The document will be sent
by via e-mail, so it is cr~itica~l that any interested bidders provide an email alddr~ess and
the name of~the per-son whose attent ion the documents should be sent to.

7. Bids mlust be de~li vered inl a scaled envlo~c~ pe to1 the address bc low at or before Februar- y
2 5, 2008 at 9.00am localI t ime. AllI bids must be accompa nied by a bid security of two
percent (2%,) of the bid pricec. Late bids w~ill be rejected andc will be returned
unopened. Bids will be opened in thle presence of the bidders' representatives who
choose to attend at the address below at 9.00am local time on Apr-il 22. 2008. A record
o f the opening ceremony will bc prepared rcecordin~g all data recad out.

The r'hlairn~ian
National Procuremecnt anld Te~nder Administra~tion Board
Ministry of'Finance (North Wester-n building)
Main & Ur-quhart Street
Giuyana, Soulth Amer-ica
Tel: 592-223-704 / 592-227-2499c


1. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the Construction of Road Culvert 42 inches diameter with 40ft lon~g
HDPE pipe supplied and inlet and outlet R.C. sections. The construction period is 4

2.Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to
provisions ofSection ill(Eligible Countries) of this document.

3.Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Tecchnical Adviser,
Walter Willis, Ministry of Public Works and C~ommunications, (Tel. No. 59)2-226.
1875/592-623-4550) and may inspect the Bidding Document at the Ministry of~ourism,
Industry and Commerce, South Road, G~eorgetow~n from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m weekdays.

4.Qualification requirements include: Registered Company, o-Lerdraft facilities of` at least
G;S5M and successful completion of at least 2 (two)simnilar works.

5. complete set of Bidding Documents mnay be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Application to thet address below and ulpon payment of a non-
refundable fee of Five thousand Guyana dollars G$5,000, Thie method ofr payment will
be cash. ~

M in istry o f'ourism. Industry and Commerce
South Road, Gecorgetown

6.Bids must be delivered in the Tender Box at the address below before 9:00am on ll"'
March, 2008. Electronic bidding "'shall not" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives, who choose to attend
in person at 9:00am on the 11"' March, 2008.

7.All Bids "shall" be accompanied by a "B~id Security" of Seven hundr-ed and fifty
thousand Giuyana dollars (GS750,0)00), and valid NIS and GRKA Certificates of

8.The address referred to above is:
The Chair~nun
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Main & Urquhalrt Streets,
Kingston, Gjeorgetow~n,
Permanent Secretary
Minmstry of~ourism, Industry andi Commerce


Funde tI ) rilie sh that the
bal impact, forcing many coun-
tries to further review their
budgets. Rato argues that nol-
withstanding the fact that the
credit crisis originated in the 11-
nancial markets of the devel-
oped world, its impact will al-
fect the developing world, too.
The world economy, too,.
currently is in bad shape, fairly
parallel to the global economy '
deceleration in the 1980s, with
an emasculating impact on de-
veloping countries. Under-Sec-
retary-Gjeneral for Economic
and Social Affairs of the United
Nations Social and Economic
Council Jose Antonio Ocampo
launched the report "World
Economic Situation and Pros-
pects 2006."

fma~lonmal Fvoetr Exnd. The
People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) Government in
1992 inherited an external
US$2.1B debt (now about
US$700M); it took Guyana
about 10 years to reach finan-
cial viability. And so clearly in
the early 1990s, balancing
debt service payments and
meeting the needs of the poor
constituted a great challenge-
And now there is the credit
crisis in the U.S. where signifi-
cant problems of liquidity,
credit availability, and risk
spreads exist. Roderigo Rato,
outgoing Managing Director of
the International Monetary

~IS iNFICAINI adverse exter-
nal economic shocks over the
last few decades have re-
tarded economic and social
development in the Carib-
bean. For many of the Carib-
bean countries, robust re-
sponses in alleviating the im-
pact of these shocks have
been slow and untimely.

ries greater meaning f or all
But how did we get where
we are today with fluctuating oil
prices over last few decades?
The U.S. Energy Information
Administration (EIA) presents
five reasons for this state of af-
fairs: (1) Strong economies, as
China, USA, and the Middle

prenuum Is added mtro the pnc-e;
(4) the falling dollar the dollar
is the currency of choice for
trading in oil; rising prices
would not have such an impact
for countries with currencies
that appreciate against the dol-
lar, and so high demand would
be sustained; but for countries
producing oil, the falling dollar
translates into less purchasing
Power; and, therefore, may be
inclined to reduce their supplies,
in order to maintain the existing
high prices; (5) speculation, too,
has aided the price fluctuations.
You may recall there were
the two oil price increases in the
latter part of the 20th Century;
these huge increases induced
some countries to raise taxation,
conduct experiments with the
exchange rate, and intensify bor-
Another external shock
came in the 1980s manifested
through a deceleration in the
global economy and the debt
crisis. Guyana's response
was to seek multilateral ad-
justment assistance from the
World Bank and the Interna-

The world economy, too, currently is in bad shape,
fairly parallel to the global economy's deceleration
in the 1980s, with an emasculating impact on
devrelopmog counties.

Ocampo asserted that the
world economy experienced
an economic slow down since
Please turn to page 10

SAnd as if these shocks were
not enough, on Wednesday of
last week, oil prices topped the
$100 per barrel mark in com-
modities trading. This develop-
ment has to be a concern, as ris-
ing oil prices affect everyone, in
the developing and the devel-
oped world. The Caribbean al-
ready is reeling from a high food
import bill, and food prices are
expected to soar even further.
Food security has to be the
watchword; and so the Jagdeo
Initiative in Agriculture now car-

East, require strong demand for
oil, and this demand will con-
tinue to increase in 2008; (2)
there is a limited supply of oil;
OPEC reduced production in
2006 and 2007; and production
outside of OPEC failed to meet
the increasing demand for oil;
the EIA believes that demand
will outstrip supply in the first
few months of 2008; (3) the
Middle East with its huge oil
reserves faces tensions that cre-
ate uneasiness over the reliabil-
ity of oil supplies; and so a risk



10. SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 24, 2008

Cooperative Republic of Gruyana
Lot 1 Rehabhilitation of Western Stand ~Naion~al Park
1. The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for Cleaning, Painting of Structural Steel Work and Minor Repairs
to Seating Structure of the Western Stand. The dlehveryiconstruction~ period is 4

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NC1B)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject
to provisions of Section III (Eligible Countries) ofthis document.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further info~rmattion from Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport and inspect the Bidding Documents at the
address given below from 8:00am to 4:30 pm M/onlday to Friday.

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

5. A complete set of Bidding D)ocuments may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submnissi on of a written Application to the address be low and upon payment of a non
refundable fee of Five thousand Giuyanla dollars (G$S5.000). The method of payment
will be Cash.

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9:00hrs, Mlarcht 4"', 2008.
Electronic bidding "shall noi be permitted. Late bids will be recjcted. Bids will be
opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to
attend in person at the address below at 9):00hrs T~uesday March 4'h, 2008.

7. All bids "shall'' be accompanied by a "Bidl Security' of Seven hundred anld rOfty
thousand Culyana dollars (GS750, 000.00~.

8. The addre-sses preferred to above are:
(i) For purchase anld Inspctionl of~iddinlg D~ocumlents
M ministry of Culturec, Youth & Sport
Main Street

(ii) ForI Submission of1 Bidis:
The C'hairman
National P'rocure mnent and T'ender Administra3tion Board
Ministry ofFinanlce
Main and Urqulhart Streets

D:el ivery to the Tender Box
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Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation

-- ne m ma ma ma -V a c a n c ie s

We Care
SAppliCati0HS are being invited from suitably qualified persons to fill
the following vacancies with Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

-Junior Departmental Supervisor
-Ward manager

Applicants should possess the following:

Junior Departmental Supervisor
Registered Nurse;MidwiJfe with the General Nursing Council with five (5)
yearS nufsing expenence.
A rec~ognized icoune In Health Servlce Ma~lnagetmenl plus four (4) years
experience as a VNard Manager.

Ward Manager
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From page 8

tags--'left', 'right' or 'cen-
trist'- were to join the post-
Grenada Cuba
CARICOM friendship tan o
while, at the broader intern -
t i o n a 1
level, Havana continued to
be a popular mecca for Heads
of State from the East and
West and with Pope John
Paul also making his memo-
rable journey t
embrace Castro.
That particular historic
event had the international me-
dia competing to analyse the
significance and impact of the
embrace on Cuban soil of "two
legends" whose philosophical
and spiritual differences did not
stand in the way of recognizing
each other's particular place of
importance in the history of hu-
man development.
For the USA--the Bush
administration, plus the current
trio of presidential aspirants--
the Republicans' John McCain
and the Democrats' Hilary
Clinton and Barrack Obama--
the lecturing to Cubans contin-

ues about the need for "restora-
tion of democratic values". In
the face, that is, of other na-
tions, not just Cuba and
CARICOM, trying to compre-
hend the meaning and purpose
of US-approved
democratisationn" and "human
rights", even as it keeps shift-
ing the goal post on civil liber-
ties, at home and abroad--par-
ticularly since the horrendous
tragedies of 9/11 and America's
war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Not surprisingly, there-
fore, as Fidel Castro told his

"compatriots in struggle" in
his historic "message" last
week to announce his volun-
tary surrender of power as
President and Conimander-
in-Chief of Cuba:1Leaut Blasb

difficult and will reqliire the in-
telligent strength iof all of
us...Always prepare for the
worst scenario. To be 'as pru-
dent in success you stand firm
in adversity' is a principle that
must not be forgottenl. The ad-
versary we must defeat (read
USA in its misuse of power) is

extremely strong, but we have
kept him at bay for half a cen-
And with
that message, Fidel Castro, the
great titan of Cuba's revolution-
ary history, whose fame and,
for some, notoriety, are
known worldwide, has made
way, peacefully, for his succes-
sor, with transparency and at a
time of his own choosing.
He has pledged to remain,
off stage, to "fight as a sol-
dier of ideas" for as long as
humanly possible.

Certificate In1 Health Servies Mjaynagemnt would be an asset.

Applications, along with two rCl references andi ai recent police clearance
ca be sent to

Director. Administrative Services
Ge0fge10wn Public Hospital Corporallon
New Market Street
North Cummingsburg

Deadline for applications is Friday. February 28, 2008

Page 10 &, 23.p65




From page 9
2004: global investment anemia disrupting global economic
growth rate, creating a disorderly adjustment of microeco-
nomic imbalances; higher oil prices of about $60 per barrel;
the crash of house prices, especially in the U.S. negatively im-
pacting global consumption and demand; high unemployment
growth; and many developing countries' experience of struc-
tural unemployment and underemployment impacting poverty
reduction. The U.S. factory activity is at an all-time low, and
may be heading for a recession; the European Union also is
experiencing a slowdown in its economic activity. Surely, these
factors will impose a greater impact on small, poor, and vul-
nerable economies.
And of course, we can speak of another shock manifested
through globalization, bringing the following: increasing pressures
to liberalize multilateral trade; the economic stranglehold that the
World Trade Organization has on poor, small, and vulnerable econo-
mies; constant migration of skilled professionals; and the liberaliza.
tion of the European sugar regime with drastic sugar price cuts, ef-
fectively general erosion of long-standing trade preferences of the
European Union (EU). For Guyana, this drastic price cut may pro-
duce a yearly loss corresponding to 5.1 percent of GDP and 5.4 of
merchandize exports.
We have no choice, but to understand and address the im-
pact of market fundamentals of the developed world on small
poor, and vulnerable economies.
(Previously published in the Guyana Chronicle.)



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Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, February 15, 2008 Thursday, February 21, 2008
Buing Rate SelrgRate
Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 192.00 196.00 202.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 198.00 200.00 204.00 205.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 195.00 195.00 204.00 206.00~
RBGL 200.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 197.00 1 98. 33 203.67 205. 38

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.96 -203.80

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: UTS$1.00 = GSi202.80

B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 162.07 1 75. 76 187. 90 191.10

C. Pound Sterling

Banrk .ve,rage 49 375 0;7 395.73 402.40/

D. Euro

Bank Aver~age 2415. 00 267. 00 272. 50 285.40

E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US% G. Prime Rate
Rates Iodil Itebabkb()ff r 08

~TT$t= G$2-8.56
B~dos$- = G$89.92 6 montllhs 2.95438% US 6.50"0
.I$= G$ 4.45 1 year 2.72-750% Guyana (wgt.) 13 899%
EC$= G$ 6'.85
Be~lize$=: G$S94.81
Source: Internat ional Ocpm; tment. 1Xa nkl of Goranall~.



The Forests Bill 2007 Bill No. 21 of 20.07 has been committed to a
Special Select Committee of the National Assembly. This Bill seeks to
consolidate and amel 'he law relating to forests.

The Committee has begun its work, but wishes to receive from members
of the public, individuals as well as organizations, their views on the
Forests Bill 2007.

The Committee is, therefore, extending an invitation to members of the
Public to forward written submissions of their views on this matter not
later than Monday, March 7, 2008.

Individuals and organizations who are willing to appear before the
Committee to give oral evidence should indicate this in their

All written submissions and request to make oral evidence must be
addressed to:

The Clerk of Committee
Special Select Committee of the National Assembly
(Forests Bill 2007 Bill No. 21 of 2007)
Committees Division
Parliame :.t Office
Public Buildings


got its independence from Britain in 1960. If the Turks didn't like
it, they could leave.
But Cyprus is not an island
off the west coast of Greece. It ,
is a large island off the south
coast of Turkey, and the Turk- .
ish mainland is ten times closer a
to Cyprus than the Greek main-
land. Moreover, Turkey is a
militarily competent country
with about seven times Greece's --
The Greeks may love the .
Greek-Cypriots, but they were :
never going to wreck their coun- 1
try by going to war with Tur- j
key for them.
It's not about historical jus-
tice, if such a thing exists; it's
about strategic realities. The Greek-Cypriot majority COULD NOT
drag its Turkish compatriots into union with Greece, it could not
expel them, and there was even a limit to how badly it could mis-
treat them. Turkey would not stand for it, and Greece would not
intervene militarily.
That was why Cyprus's independence constitution was a docu-
ment of .
Byzantine complexity, dividing every aspect of the govern-
ment between the Greek and Tu~rkish communities and creat-
ing interlocking vetoes over every decision. By 1963 frustrated
Greek-Cypriots were trying to change it, mutual suspicions
flared, and within a year almost all Thrukish-Cypriots were liv-
ing under siege in barricaded quarters of villages and towns
all across the island.
That was when the UN peacekeeping force arrived, and froze
the situation for a decade. Then in 1974 the military junta in Greece
backed a military coup against the Greek-Cypriot government and
installed a new regime that promised to unite the entire island with

Greece. It was a miscalculation on a par with the Argentine inva-
sion of the Falklands, but it wrecked many more lives.
Turkey invaded the north of the island to create a safe haven
for Turkish-Cypriots, and the Greek armed forces, predictably, did
Almost half the Turkish-Cypriot population, some 90,000
people, lived outside that Turkish-controlled enclave, but they aban-
doned their homes to seek safety there. About 200,000 Greek-Cyp-
riots, forty percent of that population, fled south to escape the
Turks. And for the next thirty years, nothing much happened,
By 2003, however, with Cyprus about to join the European
Union and Turkey negotiating its entry terms, a new effort was
launched to clear up the mess. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
came up with the terms after consulting both sides, and the deal
was put to a referendum in 2004.
Two-thirds of Turkish-Cypriots voted yes; over three-quarters
of Greek-Cypriots, at the urging of President Papadopoulos, voted
no. It was one last outing for Greek-Cypriot strategic fantasy.
Admittedly, the UN-brokered deal was not perfect from their
point of view. It mandated a bi-zonal, bi-communal republic in which
Turkish-Cypriots largely run their own affairs, not the unitary
state of today in which Greek-Cypriots would automatically domi-
nate. It allowed Greek-Cypriot refugees to return to some parts of
the north, but not to most. But it sent the Turkish troops home,
and it conformed to strategic realities.
In 2004, Papadopoulos persuaded Greek-Cypriots to reject this
In 2008, they have rejected him. Whether Kasoulides or
Christofias wins the run-off election next Sunday (probably
the former), the new president will soon open talks with the
Turkish-Cypriot government. With enough realism, there
could be a deal within a year.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-based independent journalist
whose articles are published in 45 countries.

TO call Tassos Papadopoulos a dinosaur is a slur on the en-
tire Cretaceous era, but at least the age of the dinosaurs has
ended in Cyprus.
Running for re-election as president last Sunday, Papadopoulos,
the man who almost single-handedly scuttled a peace settlement in
Cyprus four years ago, came third and was eliminated from the race.
Both the remaining candidates want to reopen negotiations for a
peace deal.
The Greek-Cypriot newspaper Simerini was slightly more gen-
erous about the 74-year-old Papadopoulos, calling him "the last of
the Mohicans," but the sense that his defeat marks a turning point
in the affairs of Cyprus is widespread. For more than half a cen-
tury Cyprus has been a divided and heavily militarised island kept
quiet by a UN peacekeeping force, but there is hope on the hori-
Papadopoulos, who founded his presidency on resistance to
an UN-backed plan to end the division of Cyprus, trailed only a
few thousand votes behind his two adversaries, former foreign min-
ister loannis Kasoulides and Communist Party leader Demetris
Christofias, each of whom took almost exactly one-third of the vote.
But that means that two-thirds of Greek-Cypriots are now ready
to reconsider the final settlement that they rejected in the 2004 ref-
Nobody in Greek-Cypriot politics will admit that, of
course. Both Kasoulides and Christofias insist that the UN-
brokered 2004 deal is dead, and the UN says that the Greek-
and Tu~rkish-Cypriots should sort it out for themselves this
time round. But everybody knows that the 2004 UN deal is the
template for a final settlement, just as everybody knows that
the documents from the Taba summit in January 2001 con-
tain the outline of the final Israeli-Palestinian settlement (if
and when everybody is ready for it).
What we have here, only sixty years late, is the dawning of
strategic realism in Cyprus. According to old census figures, almost
four-fifths of the Cypriot population spoke Greek and only
one-fifth Turkish, so if the island had been located somewhere off
the west coast of Greece, it could just have joined Greece when it

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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 24, 2008

Unwilling casualties

press my deep disappointment in the Peoples National Congress
on its decision not to sign the joint
statement of the parliamentary po-
litical parties
Of greater concern to me how-
ever, is the generational implica-
tions of what is happening in our
country. The damage being done to
the minds of this generation, in
how we stir up within them re-
sentment for the armed forces, and
disregarded for public authority, is
frightening. How we deliberately
incite them to become hateful of
another race. We are sowing the
wind and will reap as a conse-
quence, a tornado of generational
If we are serious about heal-
ing this country, let us repudi-
ate, speak out against every form
of racial incitement where ever
it is seen. Let us call our political leaders to be accountable,
and to put our country ahead of their political games. If we
don't -all of us and our children will be the unwilling causali-
ties of this political madness.

A Poet's

L amen t

By Peter Jailall

Martin is vexed, turning
Restlessly ill his grave
"Jail them quickly
Massa day done
Colonialists lang gan
Foolishness, senseless lawlessness
Killing yub mattee Guyanese!
Silence encouraging killing?
Shame on you!

In this fire-storm
All of us tekkcing de heat
Drifting together
In this boat on fire
With plenty, plenty water
Flowing everywhere

Now is not the time
For v;ote counting. head counting
Wasting time to see
Who will blink first
Playing last lick

Our children trembling. screaming
Running for shelter under beds
Skulking from school.
Our feeble elders
Begging for mercy.
Progress and projects on hold.

This angry, heartless, hardcore
Marauding bunch of bandits
Creating havoc
Murdering mercilessly

Time to heed Martin's call:
"All are involved
All are consumed."

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26 FERUARY- Consumers in the environs of Durban Backlands & Hadfield St. Lodge
08:30 to 16:30h
BERBICE Salton to Auchlyne 08:00 to 16:00 h
DEMERARA Sophia 08:30 to 12:30 h
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Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Guy Hoc Park, Ebenezer Drive 08:00 to 16:30 h
BERBICE Williamsburg & Hampshire 08:00 to 16:00 h ,
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29 FEBRUARY Main & Lamaha Sts., Part of Carmichael St., Church St. In
the vicinity of the Republic, America St., Parts of Wellington
& King Sts.
Consumers along Cowan St., Parade St. North of Cowan St.
& parts of Cummingsburg 08:30 to 12:30 h
Look out for our Customer Verification Team. They will be in the following areas on February 25, 2008
me Demerara Soesdyke, Industry, Ogle
mcWest Demerara Greenwich Park, Ruby, Farm, Le Destein, Orangestein, Hyronie
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ncEssequibo Coast Annandale, Abram Zuil, Cullen

I1 oncehear~d a saymg, "when the elephants fignt, thegrass
suffers'. To put that it a Guyanese vernacular, "when our poli-
ticians fight, we the people suffer".
The nature of politics universally, is the adjudication of power.
It is the process by which people everywhere determine who rules
whom. Hence strife and conflict are inevitable.
The pursuit of the political animal ultimately is power the
ability to influence; the acquisition of and retention of that power
being the driving force behind every action, stratagem and agenda.
Domination and control is another matter which I may discuss at
another time. -
What is manifesting in Guyana's political ethos is a pattern of
institutionalized deception, racial incitements, and even 'Thugism'.
We have it would seem a group of people in our country
whose untiring intent it is to maintain an atmosphere of instability
and disorder in our country.
I will not give myself the liberty of assuming that this strata-
gem is a political one, time and opponunity will reveal who the
authors of this evil is. .

T nust contest, however, that I hn~d it very dithlcult to undier-
stand the posture adopted by some political leaders, which from
my perspective is very childish and immature.
The greatest need at this time is for our people to have
the assurance that our leaders are working together to address
the present security crisis in our country. Yet we see political
leaders demonstrating an appalling level of self-indulgent be-
havior, and a pathetic desire for political grandstanding. If that
is not a typical example of playing games with peoples lives, I
don't know what is.
While I believe that in a democratic society such as ours, the
function of parliamentary opposition parties, is to hold government
accountable for its constitutional responsibility to the people, there
comes a time when in the interest of the people, parties must cross
the floor as it were, to tip the scale on the side of national security
and maintenance of law and order. More than ever before, our po-
litical leaders need to forget about political posturing and send a
message to this nation that we are on one side against the criminal
invasion that has tal&Q~over o'ur country. I must at this point ex-

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REACTIVATION: With the intervention of the Ministry of Agriculture this abandoned koker was Loan # 1730/SF-GY
reactivated to aid in the draining of high and flood water in the LBI/Chateau Margot/Success area. As a
result of this intervention, the area will benefit from increased gravity drainage. INISTASTION FOR EXPRESSION OF INTFEREST


.,-tlhe Government of Guyana has received an IDB loan of USZ18.07 million to implement the
Cooperative Republic of Guya~na Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme. The Programme's general objective is to
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH ANYD SPORT contribute to improving the quality of life of the population living in the Georgetown
Lot 2 Rehabilitation of Eastern Stand Nationa/ Pcrrk Municipality and the fifteen (15) participating Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).
EXTENSION OF TIME The purpose of the programme is to implement sustainable solutions to solid waste
management for the Greorgetown Munic ipality and the participating NDCs. It is intended that
1. The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport invites sealed bids from eligible and part of the proceeds of the financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for
qualified bidders for Cleaning, Painting of Structural Steel Work and Minor "Institut-ional Strengthening and Supervision Consultancy".
Repairs to Seating Structure of the Western Stand. The delivery/construction
Period is 4 weeks The Ministry of Local G~overnmnent and Regional Development now wishes to proceed with
the hiring of a consulting firm to execute the following institutional strengthening and
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) capacity building activities:
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, Activity Strengthening the MSWMD and other Key Stakeholders.
subject to provisions of Section III (Eligible Countries) of this document.
*Activity 2 Development and Implementation of Cost Recovery Mechanisms.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Permanent Activity 3 Development of the Institutional and Legal Framework.
Secretary, Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport and inspect the Bidding Activity 4 Development of Waste Management Plans for MSWMD and NDCs.
Documents at the address given below from 8:00am to 4:30 pm Monday to Activity 5 Supervision of the construction and operation of the Haags Bosch
Sanitary Landfill Facility.
4. Qualifications requirements include: Registered Company, Overdraft facilities A ctivity 6 Integration with other Components of the Georgetown Solid Waste
of at least G$5M, at least 5 years experience on work of similar nature. Management Programme.

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders The Municipal Solid Waste Department (MSWMD) on behlalfof the Georgetown Solid WYaste
on te sbmisionof wrttenAppicaionto te adres beow nd ponManagement Programme (GSWMP) now invites eligible consultancy firms from any
payment of a non-refundable fee of Five thousand Guyana dollars (GSS,000).mebrcutyothInrAeranDvlmntBktosmiterExesonf
The method of payment will be Cash. Interest (EOI) in no more than twenty (20) pages and must include details of work in the same
are ,as ofspecialization.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9:00hrs, March 4'b, The bhaget for this consultancy service is US$1.3 million.
2008. Electronic bidding "shall nor" be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives Selection will be based on qualifications and relevant applicable experience. The Expression
who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9:00h Tuesday March 4n eu of ;nterest will be evaluated and the results used to prepare a shortlist of no more than six
2008. i consulting firms, which will be invited to present technical and financial proposals.

7. All bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Sec~urity "' of Seven hundred and Interested firms are required to submit their Expression of fnterest (EOI)by Marh 10, 2008 at
fifty thousand Guyana dollars (GS750, 000.00). 9.00h. The employer is not responsible for documnentation received after the time and date
specified for reception of the proposals in which case they will be rejected and returned
8. The addresses referred to above are:
(i) For purchase and Inspection ofBidding Documents Application must be submitted in one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy (pdf format)
Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport and placed in a sealed envelope and addresse~dto:
Main Street
Georgetown The Project Manager
Gieorgetown Solid Waste Management Progranune,
(ii) For Submission of~ids: Municipal Solid Waste Management Department,
Incinerator Compound, Princes Street
The Chairman Gogtw
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board Gyn
Ministry ofFinance Application must be clearly marked at the top left hand corner "Institutional Strengthening
Main and Urquhart Streets and Supervisionl Consultancy".
Delivery to the Tender Box ,Further information may be obtained from the onfce of the Project Manager, Georg-etown
National Procurement and TenderAdministration Board Solid Waste Management Programme, Municipal Solid Waste Management Department,
Incinerator Compound. Princess Street, Georgetown, G~uyana
Permanent Secretary
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when regarding the misperceptions which exist about Guyana out-
side of these shores. I can cite at least two actual instances which
are illustrative respectively of how misrepresentation from within
Guyana fuels misperception overseas; and how the misperceptions
which exist in the minds of many overseas manifest themselves when
those who hold them come here.
The first example concerns an
old friend I visit overseas, an eld-
erly woman with relatives still in
Guyana. On one of my most re-
cent visits to her, she insisted that
I read a letter sent to her from one
of her relatives who reside here.
After some protest on my part and
a strong insistence on hers, I read
the letter, several pages long. To
my astonishment, a full three-quar-
r1 ters of the letter was outright ex-
~.~~pr~ f~k B~f 11aggeration on the state of things in
~ lGuyana a country I live in but
couldn't recognize within the writ-
By Keith Burrowes ing while the remaining quarter of
the letter was a request for finan-
cial assistance.
Now I am well aware of the constraints faced by many people
locally, and the crucial role played by remittances and material sup-
port from abroad but I can also imagine the clear misrepresenta-
tion in the letter to that old lady reproduced how many times by
how many people over the years. ,
Anghygexypple involved a partcular incident which I
recently witnessed at the airport where one inbound traveler, a re-
turning Guyanese, expressed surprise that there is a conveyor belt
at the airport which automatically assigns luggage by the airline.
During World Cup cricket held here last year, I kn~ew a lot of people


Violence shakes my dreams; I am so cold,
~ -Chilled by the persecuting wind abroad,
Th--:ne obritory of the rodent's tooth,
The laughter of the blue-eyed open towns,
And principle disgraced, and art denied.
My~dear, is it too late for peace, too late
Fogn~en to gather at the wells to drink
The sweet water; too late for fellowship
and slghter at the forge; too late for us
To say, "Let us be good to one another"?
The lamps go singly out; the valley sleeps;
I tend the last light shining on the farms
And keep for you the thought of love alive,

The above excerpt is taken from a poem written by Stanley
Kunitz, during World War II and which the poet released an
excerpt of in response to the terrorist attacks of September
11, 2001. As a columnist, it is a difficult decision to write on
anything else outside of the tragic and traumatic events of the
past few weeks. All I can do at this point in time however is
offer my deep and heartfelt sympathy to those affected by the
most recent killings in Bartica; and publish that part of the
Kunitz poem as an example of the hope that we have to find,
as hard as that comes, after such dreadful events. We will over-
The topic that I wanted to deal with this week concerned the
negative perceptions that exist about Guyana outside of this coun-
try, particularly in the area of-modernization and ILbase to-admit
that the gist of what I intended to write about actively working
to correct that negative perception is going to be a hard sell after
what has taken place in the past month and a half here.
Still, I don't think it's an impossible angle to take, particularly

who were astonished by the level of development which exists here.
It is those in the Diaspora with this very same mindset who help
to perpetuate an image of the "backwardness" or primitiveness of
Guyana's society the fact that they find mechanized conveyor
belts unreal in Guyana is a clear indicator of how they view and
thus interact with this society.
For me, the question of what is modern and what is not isn't
as open and shut as so many people believe. Sure enough there is
a nexus, an interconnection, between modernization, development,
technological advancement and the process of civilization. But this
is far from saying that they are synonymous with each other. We
need to see modernization therefore not as one objective benchmark,
or set of benchmarks I-phones, skyscrapers, four-lane super high-
ways or B-2 Stealth Bombers but measurable in terms of what is
adequate and acceptable for that particular society. It is not that I
think that we are at the peak of our development or modernization
or whatever you wish to call it. But to compare what exists here
with what exists in the United States, Canada or Europe, and to
denigrate what exists here on the basis of that comparison is unfair.
From our end however, complaining about it is not going to do
anything. What we need to do is to simply market what exists in
Guyana in a more aggressive and coordinated manner.
This is not to be focused on enhancing tourism most of the
marketing outside of Guyana is linked to our fledging tourism in-
dustry anyway. I am thinking about a more holistic public educa-
tion programme geared to address the misperceptions which exist
about Guyana.
To what end? One clearly positiir outcome of correcting
Guyana's image 'out there' I believe is getting the very people
who contribute so greatly both to our GDP in the form of re-
mittances, as well as the negative stereotypes, the Diaspora,
involved more efficiently in filling the gaps that do exist in
our development, That is something that I intend to develop
in the next installment of this column.


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Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

FROM the first important
decade of motion-pictures,
the 1920's, the new art of
film-making revealed its so-
cial nature, indeed, its social
future; either it would define
itself as simply ~another
method of telling stories, -
whether romance, adventure,
drama, thrillers or it would
become fully conscious ofits
visual powers and show us,
present us, with new artistic
environments, new benevo-
lent social values, and new
open-minded lifestyles. In
short, films would pleasur-
ably transform society, rather
than reflect it as it already is.
Hollywood's film legacy is
based on an enormous amount
of brilliant films that were in-
teresting stories as well as fas-
cinating visual images of beau-
tiful women and men, pleasur-
able styles of social living at-
tractive interior and exterior ar-
chitectural designs, and awe-in-
spiring real geographical loca-
tions. Yet, when it came to the
release ofiii~ost oif these f ims,
all the artistic efforts the film-
makers had put into their works
took a backseat to the commer-
cial advertising of promotional
staff, whose job of selling the
fims to the public often reduced
the director's creative efforts to
a generic interpretive content
and plot, the telling of stories
with character stereotypes, ac-
lion and drama build-up.
This is what an enormous
amount of Hollywood press re-
leases and advertising strategies
targeting potential movie-goers
did. In fact, these sort of press
releases pre-arranged movie-
viewers expectations and under-,
standing of films to the extent
that a massive amount of other
vital and benign practical as-
pects of films went unnoticed

and unacknowledged. Those
with indepith knowledge of
Hollywood's movie industry
know this only too well, as criti-
cal case studies of numerous
Hollywod~d classics, especially
in the Film Noir and Western
genres ,1mve shown. For ex-
ample, "Midred Pierce" of
1945,."Pinky" of 1949, "Red
River" of 1948, "310 to Yuma"
of 1957, have proven to be
much niore than (a) a suspense-
ful murder mystery, (b) a drama
of racial segregation, (c) the ad-
ventures of cowboys on a cattle
drive, (d) the hiring of a rancher
to escort a criminal to jail.
Rather, these films strongly
emphasise (a) the financial and
personal independence of
women, (b) the dedication of a
desirous pretty nurse to help-
ing her impoverished black
community, (c) the greed and
ruthless ambition of a cowboy
to become a~cattle baron, (d) the
magical effect of a native Indian
landscape and culture on selfish
white settlers.
It was not until thou-
sands of films like these were
carefully, intellgently looked
at, ignoring prior press re-
leases, that their full social
benefits and the artistic skill
of their directors were shown,
leading to the rejuvenated in-
terest and creative celebra-
tion of a bonanza of past Hol-
lywood films seen with fresh
eyes today.
The invention of the Euro-
pean New Wave, or Nouvelle
Vague style, in the 1960's, first
by French film-makers, was an-
other aspect of this rediscovery
of ignored or bypassed Holly-
wood excellence by new film-
makers coming under the influ-
ence of classic Hollywood id
their own peculiar ways.
"DIVA", made in 1981 (which

TOWN" (1963), which is an
even more stunning and influen-
tial remake of the first film, this

is recent in terms of film his-
tory), by Jean-Jacques Beineix,
one of the best of as gt~up of
compelling young frenghf film-
makers which igply s Luc
Besson and Leo garryrepre-
sents a continuation in the style
of Ne~w Wave film-making. To
see how this c E~t~ii aiE 'devel-

male and female, married and
unmarried in "CLAIRE'S
KNEE" ,1969 and "CHLOE IN

reading about his reputation in
the newspapers. In another
Godard classic, "CONTEMPT"
and Truffaut's brilliant "DAY

E .. . ... ....

oped, we hakelPiac ii~ai t our-
selves with some of the films
by the original Scange~is of the
French New Wa~yelilm~pan Luc
Godard's "'BRF ATHLISSS" of
1960 and "SIgyT~MPT" of
1963; Francois ggffaut's
"DAY FOR NIGHT' of 1974,
Claude Lelotich's ZP MAN
AND A WOMl.S4N'L; 6f 1966,
Eric Rohmer's angt~ibiS 'Wlm on
romantic aftth$Btioliyretween

all of these films, there is a
strong emphasis on the effect of
the Arts, films, fashion, mu-
sic, literature, painting on the
lives of characters. This effect
is not always wise or beneficial;'
as in Godard's 'BREATHLESS"
(which opened in the 1960's at
Georgetown's Empire cinema
on Middle Street) in which
young Jean-Paul Belmondo
plays a Parisian gangster who
likes to imitate Humphrey
Bogart in Film Noirs like "'The
Big Sleep" and "The Maltese
Falcon", while also enjoying

FOR NIGHT" (both of which
opened at Georgetown's Plaza
cinema on Camp Street in the
1960's and 70's) their central
themes concern the numerous
pleasures and problems, -ro-
mantic, professional, and eco-
nomic which occur during the
hectic period of making a film.
The big influence behind these
two Godard and Truffaut films
is that audacious Hollywood
master film-maker Vincente
Minnelli's two films:"THE
FUL" (1952) and "TWO

time in colour and in Rome.
This relationship `between
such outstanding classic Hol-
lywood films and the origina-
tors of the French New Wave
was never one of mere imita-
tion, but continuation, with a
strong emphasis on what
kind of influence the New
Wave filin-maker chooses.
With "BREATHLESS", which
remains one of Godard's
greatest films, he chose the
influence of classic
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'Egbert Martin Poetry Prize'. Also there are
features on noise nuisance, the rudeness of
being late, cricket for the visually impaired, the
impact of WWII on the Essequibo, music festi-
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Theatre Guild. The main feature is the story of
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Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

to be marked by the Song of the
Republic of Guyana which he
Of course those words are
still relevant today, as we
prepare to .mark the 37th
anniversary of the Republic of

We'll forge a nation's
anght~y soul
Construct a nation's frame
Freedom our everlasting
goal ;
Courage and truth our aim
Unyielding in our quest for
Like ancient heroes brave
With strength beyond the
slave; '
That sependlstanza building
on the ~pning gambit after
paying homage to the land that
gave us birth, now it's time to
buikkto buildbon the sweat of
our ancestors. We still have afar
to gd .'in our quest for peace ,
but sylstetms are slowly evolving
to m Ei: the situation more
tolerable. We still have much to
do in order to 'forge a nation's
mighty soul' but there is no
doubt this young nation is
positive in its intent 'like
ancient heroes brave' -

G~uyana, ..climb that
glorious perch
b'Ibfame WKsperity
Jgin in thl` universal
s ih
oi~r world wide comity
Your people whatsoe'er

Th irbhu eor quality
With one firm never

'Se nation's unity

National unity is the theme
of the poem held together in
measured metres and rhymes.

The celebration of
Guyana's Republic status on
February 23/ is associated with
one of the first recorded
struggles in our history for
independence. That event was
labelled 'the Berbice Slave
Rebellion' and it said to have
started on February 23, 1763.
A slave named Cuffy and
his lieutenants took up arms
against their brutal masters. The
resulting violence was ugly, but
the slaves made good headway,

so much so that they were in a
position to bargain with the
authorities. The upshot
however was distasteful the
slaves lost in the end because of
discord and disunity in the
ranks. But that strike was the
first strike for the freedom that
came many years later, on
August 1st 1838.
So when we perform the
'Song of the Republic' this
year, we should be mindful of
the sacrifices made by those
who paved the way for as to
have a better life and we
should rededicate ourselves to
the cause of nation building.

SIN this second feature on the
National Songs of Guyana,
'we will turn our attention at
this time to an appropriate
hymn to commemorate our
country's Republic status.
The words of the 'Song of
the Republic' were written by
Cleveland Hamilton and set
Sto music by Frank Daniels.
This is indeed a dark time
Sin our country's history; a
Society still grappling with the
Lusignan Massacre and within
weeks plunged into further
distress due to the Bartica
Massacre. The following song
is asking many questions of this
nation now that we have
seemingly forgotten the charge
it has laid on our hearts.

From Pakaraima's
peaks of pow'r
To Corentyne's lush
Her children pledge
each faithful hour
To guard Guyana's
To foil the shock of
rude invaders .
Who'd violate her earth
To cherish and defend
The state that gave
them birth

What sentiments, what a
flow of patriotism, what a call
to action, what a charge, what
rhyme and rhythm, what rhyme ~
and reason, what craft and
technique and yet the 'Song of
the Republic' almost never was.
soAlmost fourldeeades ago a
competition was set in train to

of Republic status.

The story was that the
writer of those words was at
the time in the 'black books' of
the government of the day; a
civil issue from which the writer
was to benefit had been
determined against him and he
wrote about this slight in his
newspaper -column. Afraid his--
entry may be treated with
political discharge, he submitted
the words to the competition
using a nom de plume, Thomas
Theophilus Halley, his father's
name. That entry won froml135
The judges were A. J.
Seymour, Mrs. Stella
Merriman and M~ton
Drepaul; the 'judges made
certain amendments to the
entry so as to accord it greater
suitability and make it
eminently singable'. It was
long after the anwnone~ment
that his entry had won that he
went forward to accept the
glory. That writer, Cleveland
Hamilton, was also a sedate
yet busy legal practitioner that
ever so often escaped the
'straightjacket to don the

mantle of a poet, letting his
imagination go as he
immortalised people, places
and events.
Some of his popular pieces
include 'Requiem for Walter
Rodney', 'Requiem for Father
Bernard Darke', 'For Soweto',
'For Steve gLtk6'To Kazism',
and 'Leningrad'.
It is useful to note that
Hamilton came into contact and
under the influence other
writers whose poetry was also
put to music. Some of those
writers include J. W. Chinapen,
R. C. G. Potter (who wrote the
music for the National Anthem)
and A. J. Seymour, all patriotic
kindlred spirits. The writers of
the time were imbued with a
patriotic spirit and it was
manifested in their work; it was
a new theme, new impulse in
which to dabble, it was post-
colonial writing, but still
influenced by 'colonial' form
and structure.
Cleveland Hamilton died on
February 22, 1991, on the eve
of another republic celebration,



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IN 1968, George Sutherland
was beating his wife Bethlyn
for alle edly straying from

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yots- you don't take a next
man hog long you live."
The woman died two days
later from shock and
haemorrhage, resulting .from the
blows received and conse-
quently the husband George
was arrested and changed with
manslaughter .
At his jury trial, he was
convicted and sentenced to five
years imprisonment. i
Represented by Lawyer J.
O. F.~ Haynes, one of the
country's most bril iant attor-
neys, Sutherland appealed
against his conviction and sen-
At the hearing of the appeal,
Prosecutor Mr. Jailall Kissoon
rep tt co el so~ of the ap-
peal, the Court, constituted by
Chancellor E. V. Luckhoo and
Justices of Appeal, Percival
Cummings and Victor Crane,
dismissed the appeal by a ma-
jority judgment and affirmed the
conviction and sentence.
Justice of Appeal Cumigs
was the dissenting judge.
In his minority judgement,

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missed the appeal and affirmed
the conviction and sentence..
Delivering the majority judg-

thtKe sar Icual c 1le
Bethlyn the reputed wife of
the appellant, received certain
serious injuries on the night of
September 15, 1968, and died
about two days after, where-
upon the appellant was charged
with the offence of manslaugh-
ter, for unlawfully killing his
wife on September 17, 1968.
At his trial, the jury unan'
mously found him guilty an
the Court ordered that h
should be imprisoned for a pe.
riod of five years. From this
conviction and sentence, he ap-
peals to this court on a number
of grounds, Luckhoo had said.
The Chancellor added ,
"It would appear that about
230 p~m. on Sunday Septem-

l ef i blo~m w era neIle
with Bethlyn and their chil-
dren and did not return un-
til about 8 p~m. On arrival,
he had a quarrel with her,
as a result of which she left,
unknown to him, with her
children and went to the
home of one Karim K~han,
who lived two lots away
from her.
The accused went in-
search of her and upon discov-
ering that she was there, went
into the house, held her by her
forearm and began to pull her
down the steps saying that she
liked "to stray about".
In this process, she
slipped down the stairway
LL but apparently did not fall or
hithesecf sLaterthatkevening

neighbours, Rampersaud
Ramanand and his wife Sugie to
come over to his house because
he did not know what had
happened to his wife'. They
did so, and he sent Ramanand
for a car to take Bethlyn to
New Amsterdam for medical
treatment. She was admitted to
the Public Hospital where Dr.
Rawana saw and examined her
about 9.55 p.m.
sc Ee said she was uncon-
breathing heavily; her pu-
pils were both dilated and her
tendon reflexes were all ab-
sent; she had multiple abra-
sions on the forehead and

Please see page V

he allowed the appeal after
agreeing with the appellant's
submissions that the judge at
the jury trial had admitted inad-
missible evidence, and as such
the verdict could not stand. .
Justice of Appeal Cummings
allowed the appeal, set aside

the conviction and sentence, but
ordered a retrial.
Sutherland had to abide by
the majority decision and was
forced to serve his prison sen-
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the appellant was

charged with the offence of
manslaughter and was con-
At the trial, the depositions
of a witness who had given evi-
dence at the preliminary inves-
tigations, but who had since
died, were put in evidence, and
so was a statement made by the
appellant to the police which
amounted to a confession.
The admission of the depo-
sitions was not objected to, but
not so the statement. The de-
fence objected to the statement
being admitted on the ground
that it had been obtained by in-
ducement, promises and threats
made byo a pector of Pie.

trial) the appellant did not give
On appeal, the Appellate
Court by a majority judgment,
with Justice of Appeal
Cummings dissenting, held :-
(i) that the admissibility of
depositions is ndt automatic ,
but the exercise of a judicial
discretion is required to see that
no injustice inconsistent with
a fair trial is likely to be pro-
duced, andaevint where t t s

necessary that the suitable di-
rections depending on the cir-
cumstances be given to the jury;
(ii) that (adopting the dic-
tum of Lord Chief ,(stie
Goddard in R. v. O'Neil, R.
v. Ackers (5) it is improper

AI Iuruer-A-LA-cwAuI.AL
for suggestions of impropri-
ety to be put to witnesses for
the prosecution without also
evidence in support of such
suggestions. It was also held
that it was not the fkmetion of
the jury to consider the ques-
tion of the admissibilty of a
statement made by an ac-
cused person; that that is a
matter entirely within the
province of the judge; the

i sde wh eigh toe ou h
jto give to the statement once
the judge admits it in evi-
dence, and they believe it is

Relying on those circum-
Sstances, the majority judges dis-

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in pursuit of a tape that has accidentally `falleir into the hands of a young Parisian
postman, or the interests of that young postman who loves only to rush home after work to
listen to another type of tape of a beautiful black Opera singer, or "LDiva", whose voice he
secretly records at her concert.
Beineix uses the parodied device of the typical Hollywood "B"- movie thriller as an en-
tertaining story or plot-line which allows his New Wave film to access today's Hollywood
11 ~~1 !commercial market. But of course "DIVA" is not really a thriller, that is precisely why it is

Hollywood's love of capturing the physical and sensual beauty of women's bodies, posture
and fashion. Godard remains a consistent master of subtle erotics in film. He contrasts this
with an ironic use of the Hollywood B-movie thriller style ("LB" denoting action Westerns, de-
tective thrillers etc, which played as second features to more serious films). This contrast be-
tween the subtle sensuality of film as intelligent art and erotics, and the typical exaggerated
plots of film as entertainment, is what Beineix's film "DIVA" learns from Godard's
"BREATHLESS". In "Breathless" Godard puts each viewer in a conscientious position
to choose which character's image is more instructive and pleasurable: the young ego.
tistical but charming Parisian gangster, or Jean Seberg, the cool young American girl
who sells newspapers on the sidewalk and plans to be a writer, who dresses in striped
T-shirt, dark glasses, has her hair cut like a boy, is shown repeatedly reflected in
mirrors and windscreens, and who sits in white shorts in postures emphasizing her
shapely thighs, etc. In "DIVA", Beineix does the same in his own way. He subtly asks
as which is more interesting and pleasurable to observe: the acts of violent hoodlums

called "DIVA, because the Diva is an artist, and Beineix's interest in most of the film is on
the pleasures of art which can guide young people away from a wayward life, personified by
the hoodlums in the film.
Similarly, the meeting of the young postman with the young Vietnamese girl, played delightfully
by Thuy An Luu, in a music store where they discover they have a few vices and virtues in common,
such as petty theft of instrumental music they love, and the fascination of semi-erotic artistic photos
of oneself; all this adds to the film's emphasis on showing artistic and sensual pleasure in contrast to
the terrible dramas introduced
by those everywhere who intrude upon the pleasures of living. In "DIVA" ,the cam-
era shows us young people who have converted a warehouse into peaceful studio-apart-
:ments with totally unconventional interior designs, the beauty of a park with romantic
]Saroque sculptures, etc.
Also all of the central characters are above being defined by their ethnic backgrounds; black sing-
ers do not usually sing Opera, but the Diva does; young people do not usually like classical music, but
the young postman does; the young Vietnamese girl is not a person of typical Vietnamese culture,
neither is the adult Frenchman she lives with, who is a quiet reclusive bohemian into meditation. "DIVA"
is about couples with a significant difference in age and race finding some pleasurable human value in
mmddiion that is above their race. The postman likes the Diva because of her music and kindness, the
Diva likes the postman because he likes her music. Race cannot divide them because they are not
attracted to each other due to race.
This is the interpretation embedded in scenes the film shows us; what the film presents
and implies by its form and style of art, rather than by any plot or story that is its content. The
reason "CDIVA"became a popular New Wave classic among young people around the world is
because it is not about watching a typical "thriller", but because it helps to create a pleasant
social "scene", a real lifestyle of harmless sensual and artistic pleasure across the generation
gap, among real people in the real world.

~1 ~ for Humnanity'

Habitat for Humanity International is an exciting fast growing, non-profit
Christian housing ministry operating in over one hundred countries.
Habitat for Humanity Guyana Inc. (HFHG) invites applications from suitably
qualified persons to fill the above vacancy oflrrational Director.
Job Summary:
This position takes its direction from the Council ofManagement ofHFHG.
This position is responsible for the overall management of Habitat for Humanity Guyana
Inc. (including but not limited to planning, evaluation, construction, community
orgamisation, resource development, administration, policy interpretation and
implementation, human resource and financial management, public relations and
marketing and, or-ganisational development). The position is also responsible for
.developing the capacity of the national organisation (National and Local staff) in order to
fidfill the purposes of Hiabitat for H-umanity International and HFHGC.

Required skills and Qualities
> At Least three (3) years supervisor; or management
experience in non-profit, development, human services field
or other sim ilar organisation.
i:Wide experience inl the area of strategic planning.
organisational development and evaluation, timle
management and administration.
>Financial and accounting, budgeting and monitoring skills,
ability to interpret tinanclal reports and analysis.
:iOutstanding oral, written &i interpersonal skills.
i;Expertise in community development principles, resource
dcyclopiunentand personnelmIanagcnement
I ~Computer literacy. Ability to use wIord processing,. spread
sheet and database software
> Self disciplined, able to manage sevreral1 tasks at on1ce, able to
deal with complexity and work under pressure.
& Ability to communicate: Hubitat's C'hristian roots and-
>; Fluency inl Spanish would be anl asset
Academic Qualif nation:
:i University Degree, (license, engineer, BAZ. BS or equivalent)
in the aretas of` social ser-vices, business adimmishtration
sociologY. inter~nationlal r-elat-ions, community development
or other relevant elrelaedreas.

Remnunerationl: Packarge tai lored to reflect experience and qualifications.
Please send application. CV and two (2) refernctles to the Chairman. Council of
Management, H~abitat for H~umanity, 45 H~adfield Street, Werk-en-Rust. Georgetown.
Closing date for application is Mar~ch 7, 200(8.

both elbows, and a haematoma of the right eye, which he described as a bloody swelling
commonly called a blackk eye". .
Without regaining consciousness, Luckhoo said, she died in the early hours of September 17, and
Dr. Rawana performed a post mortem that very day. Apart from the injuries already mentioned,
Luckhoo said that the doctor went on to say that there was a fracture of the maxilla (upper jaw-bone)
on the right side of her face; there was subdural and extradural haemorrhage described as bleeding
inside the skull and just below the bone"; extensive haemorrhage at the base of the skull and the
brain was swollen, with "small spots of blood"; there were also abrasions over the right jaw, and a
fracture of the upper part of the sternum or breast-bone. -
Chancellor Luckhoo added, "In the doctor's opinion, death was due to shock and haemorrhage as
a result of injuries received.
The majority judgment went on to say that apart from, the confession of the accused that
he had given the deceased "La few cuffs on her face and body", there was other incriminatory
evidence from one Francina Prince who had gone into the yard and who saw the accused slap
the deceased, after which she fell. The accused then ordered her (Prince) out of the yard, and
said to the deceased, "WVhen I finish with you, you don't take a next man how long you live.'
At this time the woman, now deceased, was appealing, "Don't hit me", the judgment dis-
In his minority judgment Justice of Appeal Cummings had said, "I am in agreement with the
submission of counsel that the cumulative effect of the learned trial judge's misdirections omissions
and the manner in which he marshalled the facts in his summing-up to the jury, render the trial so
unsatisfactory that it would be too dangerous for the verdict to stand. I would allow the appeal, set
aside the verdict and sentence and order a retrial.
Appellant had to abide by the majority judgment



Applications are being invited from suitably qualified persons to
fill the vacancy of Mortuary Assistant within the Corporaztion.

Applicants should have at least five (5) years experience as
Mortuary Assistant.

Applications, along with curriculum vitae, two (2) recent
references and police clearance can be sent to:

Director, Administrative Services
Georgetown Pubhec Hospital Corporation
New Market Street
North Cummin sbur

CIssing data for appllcatlens is Friday February 28, 2008

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2/22/2008, 1:50 PM

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


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


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

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

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

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

rage: v

:sun ay ronic e he ruary 24, 2 vb

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



ter all, who is to say you don't just love your job or are a hard
worker? "A workaholic is not the same as a person with a strong
work ethic," says Dr. Eric Darr, Provost and Associate professor
of management at Harrisburg University of Science and Technol-
ogy. "A workaholic is someone who can't balance his or her life
and tends to believe that everything is important all the time." De-
spite the advent of such devices as the BlackBerry cell phone and
personal data assistant, which enable employees to work from any-
where, people should still feel able to make room in their lives for
other things such as developing family and social relationships.
"Workaholism is unrelated to how people feel about their jobs.
It's about their behavior," adds Pete Mudrack, Assistant Professor
of Management at Kansas State University. Mudrack says two
major indications of workaholic behavior are spending time think-
ing of ways to do one's job better and getting involved in others'

business. "We always talk about continuous improvement, but no
one is really required to spend time thinking about that," he says.
Mudrack defines workaholism as an unhealthy dependence on work
that, like other addictions, can hurt one's relationships, personal
life and even health,
Not only is workaholic behavior damaging to the individual
who exhibits it, but it can be a destructive element in the of-
fice as well, Darr says. If employees are unable to balance their
professional and personal lives, the chances are likely that
they won't be able to manage tasks and activities at work ei-
ther. Workaholics are so focused on finishing a project that
they fail to strategize, prioritize or seek more creative solu-
tions. "Having an office full of workaholics is like having a
Please see page VII

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One Lister Pitter Generator

Page 6 & 23.p65

BY Sherry Bullers-Dixon

Ar e You

With You

IT was 9 p.m. -the other night that I declared myself a
workaholic. I can't seem to find enough hours in the day to
finish the items on my To Do list; and with technology being
ao fast, e-mails come in every second of the day. I am sure I
am not alone in this area. I am sure many of you have prom-
ised : ~ur spouse that tonight was the night you'd be home by
6 p.m. After all, you haven't even made it home for dinner
since... come to think of it, you can't remember the last time
you were home before 8p.m. or your dinner didn't consist of
buying a snack or take-away. But it's not your fault, you tell
yourself. If you don't do it, who will?
Putting in a little overtime is one thing, but how do you know
when "enough" is too much? According to Workaholics Anony-
mous (WA), working more than 40 hours per week can be an indi-
cation of workaholism. Taking your work home with you, fearing
that a lack of hard work will get you fired, and letting your per-
sonal relationships suffer from the long hours you put in are three
more indicators of workaholic behavior, WA says.
The concept of workaholism has always been controversial. Af-

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Are You :." H
r~d full of moles," he says. "They start tunneling, but not in
e same or best direction."
Unfortunately, like other addictions, workaholism often entails




1. The Ministry of Education is inviting Quotations from reputable Firms/Suppliers for the
supply of the following Items:-

Lot l : Supply and delivery of 840 cartoons of 8.5 x 11I Hammermill Duplicating *

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to Cyril Potter College of Education

2. All Quotationsmnust he submitted with the following:-

(a)Valid Compliance from Cuyana Kevenue Authority (Git4)

(b) Valid Compliance from N tional Insurance Scheme (NIS)
(c) Certificate ofBusiness Registration

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5. :Theenvelope must be addressed and del ivered tothe Chair~manNationlal Procurement

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(Jrquhart Strepts, Georgetown, onlor ebefor9.00hb ~arch 4, 2008.

P. Kandhi
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M\inlistryv of E~ducationt

1. Do you get more excited about your work than about fam-
ily or anything else?
2. Are there times when you can charge through your work
and other times when you can't?
3. Do you take work with you to bed? On weekends? Ohi
4. Is work the activity you like to do best and talk about
5. Do you work more than 40 hours a week?
6. Do you turn your hobbies into money-making ventures?
7. Do you take complete responsibility for the outcome of
your work efforts?
8.~ Have your family members or friends given up expecting
you on time?
9. Do you take on extra work because you are concerned
that it won't otherwise get done?
then.sDo you underestimlite how long a project will take and
11. Do you believe that it is OK to work long- hours if you
love what you are doing?
12. Do you get impatient with people who have other priori-
ties besides work?
13.~ Are you afraid that if you don't work hard you will lose
your job or be a failure?
14. Is the future a constant worry for you even when things
are going very well?
mg5. Do you do things energetically and competitively includ-
16. Do you get irritated when people ask you to stop doing
your work in order to do something else?
shp7. Haveryour long hours hurt your family or other relation-
18. Do you think about your work while driving, falling asleep
or when others are talking?
19. Do you work or read during meals?
20. Do you believe that more money will solve the other prob-
lems in your life?

If you are anything like me, then you would have ticked
yes. to the majority of the above questions.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill a vacancy
for Graduate Headteacher at the Linden Foundation Secondary
School, Linden, Region 10.

Application and resume must be made in duplicate and be accompanied
by two (2) recent passport size photographs.

Interested applicants would need to visit the School so as to develop an
understanding and appreciation for the current state of the school and
for its future growth and development.

Each applicant is requested to submit a School Improvement Plan
clearly indicating his/her vision for the Institution over a two to four-
year period.

Applications must be sent to the Human Resources Manager, Ministry ~of
Education,21, Brickdam, to reach her on or before March 10, 2008*

Late applications will not be considered.

Copies of the Application Form can be uplifted from the Human
Resources Manager, Ministry of Education.

workcaholi'cs don't necessarily have the luxury to quit working in
order to overcome their habit. But recovery groups such as WA
offer support and counseling for people who want to help either
themselves or their loved ones balance their personal and work lives.
WA even offers a 12-step recovery program (modeled after the Al-
coholics Anonymous program), regional group meetings and a sea-
sonal online newsletter for continued support.
Think you might have an addiction to work? Ask
yourself the following questions from workaholics.
anonymous.org. If you answer "yes" to three or more, you
may be a workaholic.


Sthe opportunity.
So Dionysius installed
Damocles on a bed of gold.
Waiters tended his every need
and presented him garlands'
perfumes, and the choicest
meats. Damocles was.)ubilant.
Then Dionysius showed
Damocles what his life was ac-
tually like. He lowered a bright

swsonded eby a siglc sorsne ar
e~ggage, Miles, a sword of Damocles

e., a woman a secret she did not
want, though it is a secret she
MILES kept. There is no reason to
think she will not continue to
yracuse keep it. The sword hanging
.us II, a over you is the one, which has
little did hung over you all of your life.
ers, he The real sword is your
put a ra- deepest thoughts, which you
d he had have never shared. We suspect
Ive him. your aloneness comes from a
tion at- history of abuse or neglect. If
ke to his we are correct, then a counselor
,wer and will see your thoughts as no
:ncircled more than the predictable, nor-
mal outcome of your experi-
:fawned ence.
nquired, Though you've been to
e my life counseling, you've never re-
rtune at- vealed your deepest thoughts.

Now it appears the strain of the
swordB tsso grw t, on need to

which didn't occur, or what in
your past led up to those
events? Often we are driven
by a wound which hasn't been
tended, or by a problem we
have not solved.
Dionysius couldn't be free.
Een if e wanted t be goo,

hbe fre, i o n e courcae
to be i. The only solution is
to start peeling the onion, and
then keep peeling the onion un-
til there are no more secrets to


Authors and columnists .
Wayne and Tamara
M/tchelI can be reached at
www, Waynie
Send letters to: Direct
Answers, PO Box 964,,
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I have never put my feelings

my de:pe.b hrugla s isk t
for most of my childhood and
adult life. I've had counsel-
ing on more than one occa.
sion, but would like your
candid and direct opinion. -I
doubt it will be revealing, but
I'm desperate. Please under-
stand what I am about to ex-
press is a much deeper issue
with me than the actual inci-
I sent several inappropriate
e-mails to a former coworker of
my wife. In them I described
that it has taken me several
years to build the courage to
write to her, although I wanted
to say these things in person. I
tried to mask my courting as
"passionate," but the ugly truth
is I only wanted to make love
to her.
I was rejected and was as-
sured that my insulting behav-
ior would be kept to herself.
Much to her credit, she has kept
her word. Although l expressed
how sorry I am fqr hurting her,
I don't feel I've done enough to

wtmyth femro e poourecan)
how badly it will affect.my wife
at work.

enough tso hinkad by nwe be
fore myself. I can't forgive my-
self because I can't get over the
fact that if this woman was re-
ceptive to me, I would have
dnt akn ho to aca ahren I
see her onmyccasion.isdead

have been for many years. I

want to be free of this b
and I'n prping or ot

to live like this anymore

Miles, ancient S1
was ruled by Dionysi
murderous tyrant. So i
Dionysius -trust oth
would not let a barber i
zor to his throat. Instea
-his young daughters sha
To thwart assassinal
tempts, Dionysius spo
~subjects from a lofty to
had his bedchambers e
by a Inoat.
Once, as a flatterer
over him, the tyrant i
"Wouk~tyou like to taste
and see what good for

622 008. 3 50 PM

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Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008



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Ministry of Ag culture

Gener al Procurement Nliotice

Guyana: Conse~rvancy Adaptation Project

Country: Guyana
Sector: Flood Protection
Development Business Print Edition, Issue Number:

GrntD Iimber: TF058177
Deadline: 4

The Co-operative Re~public of Giuyana has received a grant in the amount of 1)SS 3.8 M from the
Global Environment Facility (GEF)tow~ards the cost of the Giuyana Conservancy Adaptation Project,
and it intends to apply the remaining grant proceeds to payments for Goods, Works. related services
and Cobsultiqg services under this project following the international competitive bidding
procedure s:

Works: Civil works required for the widening of key drainage relief canals. flood control ~
structures and smatlfoastal lowlands.
Goods: Communication equipment, purchase and installation of selected e~ngineeiing

*I Con euipltngservices: Consultants will be contracted for engineering design and other pre-
Sinvestment activities, Cor construction and implementation supervision, and to prepare.
Sspec fic studies.
Procur~etaent of contracts financed the grant will be conducted through the procedures as specified
in the Wdrld Bank's Guidelines: procurement under IBRD lo~ns and IDAcredits dated May 2004; and
Guidelines: Selection and Emp~loyment of Consultants by the World Banlk Borrowers datedl May 2004.

Spb~cific rocurement notices for conegacts to bebiduniter the World Bank's inernational Comipetitive
Bidding (jlCB) procedures will be anno~ynced, as they become: available, in UN Development Business
and /or technical magazines, newspaper); and trade publications of wide international circulation and
in the locjll Official Gazette.

Interested eligible bidders; who wish to be included onj the strailing list to receive an invitation to bid
under ICE pmecedures, and interested .consultants who wish to receive a copyt of thle advertisement
requesting expression of interest for large-value consultants~ contracts, or those requiring additional
informatilm. should contact the address below:

Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Stkreet & Vlissengen Road
Guyana f
Fax: (592)1227 3751

Attention \Dr Elizabeth Ramnlai

Di ulo~rctural Sector Development Unlit (A~iSDU)
T7el: (592) 227 3752 .. I

IEmail: asdumoa~yah~oo.com


Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to.till thel following
. pOsions:

(1) Adcounts Clerk 111
(2) Typist Clerk 1

A copy of the Job Description and Job Specification can be obtained f~rom the
Office of the Permanent Secretary, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown.

Applications should be sent to:

Permanent Secre~tary,
Ministry offlousing & Water
237 Camnp Street

women are much more subtle
and can read non-verbal
cues. It is and was part of
their inherited abilities to
protect and raise the specie.
Women have greater self-
awareness than men and
tend to be more internally fo-
cused; "an internal focus of
control". The Book of Prov-
erbs talks~about the wisdom .
of women... "Forsake not the
law of thy mother. For they
shall be an ornament of
grace unto they head and
chains... She opened her
mouth with wisdom, and her
tongue is the law of kind-
ness". .
In spite of this wisdom she
has weakness. Satan used Eve
to tempt Adam of the forbidden
fruit. Women such as Michal,
Jezebel, Anthelia, Delilah, etc.
epitomize the devil in them. At
the same time these women
propelled their heroes to promi-
nence. .
The female power of seduc-
tion is evident in their devious
actions to overthrow established
order of life: and freedom. There
are numerous episodes where
women have attempted to.

Here akie some of the
weaknesses noted in
w~orten :
1. Women put them-
selves as second to men. She
takes time out to prepare a spe-
cial dinner fdr him. Women will .
give up their djwn careers- for
that of their par ners. However,
Oprah keeps hey job in Chicago,
while her companion Graham
works in New York Stock Ex-
change. Eved when the woman
does not feel like having sex, she

ests} in her life, then makes a
commitment and gradually but
resolutely implements, even in
face of resistance.

2. Related to number one
weakness is the finding that
strong, achieving women tend to
delay or cover up their own
competence. To be better than
the man is being perceived as
being too aggressive and he
would not accept that. For the
woman to be liked is to be less
than him. Even in sexual en-
counters the women seem to
want to be pursued. She will
even fake orgasms to please him.

3. Women fall ii1 love
with the hopes and dreams of
making the man better, bringing
out the best in him, "I will make
him a better man". Some
women feel that they have the
capacity to change any man, not
realizing that the man may -not
be changeable, or is unwilling or
change with a great price; not all
men are Samson in the arms of
Delilah. It is true that some
women have a "rescue mission
complex" to save the men of the

4. "Men never grow up".
They love to be pampered,
women catering to child-like
needs. However, not all
women want to be his mother
and prolong the Oedipus com-
plex of being the pampering
mother, to the exclusion of fa-
ther and all else.
The solution is for the
woman to list the dependency
symptom: start with not doing
things that he can do for him-
self, treat him with maturity

e is
ding her
a list of
Id inter-

and lie will grow, trat him with
competency and he\ will grow
up; and no baby talk.
A woman c~n rpward and
continue that child-like
behaviour by her own need to
be mother extension. At the
same time, they tegress into de-
pendency developing a low self-
esteem. Such behaviours are not
conducive to :good sexual

5. Occasionally, women
act as little girls to get what
they want from men. This is
especially true if the girl in the
women was behaving the same
with her parents and being re-
warded. Such as crying or hav-
ing a temper tantrum to get a
new dress or extra allowance.
When she is angry, she pretends
to be helpless to get attention
her way. To intensify the at-
tention, she will Ilpretend to be
confused, to act Iklentally help-
less and the man -will come to
her rescue.'
Solutions: 10ien respect
womei1 who are nature and act
as such. This liecomes in-
grained because it lias been prac-
ticed -and rewarded for a long
time. In such cases a family~
member or counselor can bq
helpful. In fact, among family
members, this maty have been
noticed or comieneded on by a
perceptive female family mem-
ber. Such caring individuals will
quickly notice and want to help.
Men and women are com-
plex entities and t~ige dynam-
ics of their relationship are
near impossible to capture,
define and 'explisin. At
present we jnde~stand so
little and only scratch the
surface. Howeve we con-
tinue to search for the "truth
as it will set uS fre "l.

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

Page 8& 21.p65


Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008


A woman does everything possible to destroy in herself those MEN are not' enigmas will give in to him. Ht
qualities and qualifications which render her beautiful, modest and wrapped in puzzles. They are not likely to give in to h
chaste. Her blindness is a consequence of vanity and cited in the much easier to define and The answer to this I
control than women; and in the woman understand
Script~ureS. more than women think. It weakness; She makes
Pope Pius XI is well documented that priorities {activities an

SResponses to lasfwieek (c) important for cooking and washing

Word Search





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D- K T P X

Read the passage carefully.
Living things cannot exist without water. As water is continuously lost through perspira-
frton and excretion, living things need to take in a certain amount of water everyday.

SMankind however, needs water for other purposes as well. We use water for cooking and
to~ep` ourselves, our homes ab~d our belongings lean. We also use it in factories to pro-
'dilce others useful things. For e'xtimnple we use water in making paper, and cloth.

Bj'esides these there are r uses of fWater very potant to modern man. We can for
ex~ample, use moving \vatei .uedlctricity for iu t homes and factories. This is a good
soure. of power',- and it is- very mudh~t chdaper t, usej. especially in~ countries where petroleum
is not easily avrailatble.

Bit we in everyday life s2lddin think about water. We~ are forced to do so oqly when
there is a drought, or when we cannot have it when wie want it.Fbrtunaitely -for us, such
times are rare, for water like aiir is plentiful and cheap. ..

1. The word exist means
(a) grow (b) breathe
(c) live (d) produce

2. According to the passage, it is true to say, that water is most important to modern man
because it is
(a) better than petroleum (b) cheaper to use
(c) a good source of power (d) used in countries where petroleum is

3. Paragraph 4 tells that
(a) water and air are plentiful and cheap
(b) we cannot have water when we want it
(c) the times are rare when we want water
(d) often there is a drought

4. Living things need to take in a certain amount of water everyday because walter is
(a) used in factories to produce useful things
(b) lost all the time through perspiration and excretion

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Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

Page IX

1. see
2 drought

Exercise 2.
1. sheep
1 lion

3. outside
4. hospital

5. flowers

5. Electricity produced by water is known as
(a) water electricity (b) turbo -electricity
(c) hydro -electricity (d) tidal -electricity

Exercise 1
From the set of words correct those that are incorrectly spelt.
1. syrop 11. jeweler
1 rustle 12. ancester
3. initial 13. hairess
4. necessity 14. eight
S5. droght 15. fibre
'6 handerkechieves 16. jealously
7. headache 17. cautious
8. psalm 18. dairy
9 triumph 19. salmon
10. acre 20. senery

3. baker
4. fish

5. cow

6. pilot

Exercise 3.
1. anything, nothing
2. anywhere, nowhere
5. anyone, no one.

1. (a) smooth and flat

2. (b) mirror
5. (b) how mirror works

3. any, no
4. anybody, nobody

3. (d) the light would be scattered in
all directions
4. (c) reflects

Exercise 2.
Choose the correct letters and write the complete word.
I. essen al (ci, ti)
12 forf _t(ee, ei)
;3. __arf (wh, wo)
4. lega _ (cy, sy)
5. tron _(gh, ff
-6 beaut y(if, ef)
7. anx _ty(ie, ia)
8. sl_ (h ie, ei)
9. f rce (eaie)
10. resident_ (se, ce)

Exercise 3
Choose the most suitable preposition to complete each of these sentences.
above under along over off
1. She leaned the counter.
2. He snuggle the bedclothes.
3. The plane flew the clouds.
4. Anthony jumped the truck.
5. The ship sailed the coast.

Exercise 4
Choose the correct word to fill the space in each sentence.
New knew now peace piece
1. I may go overseas that it is holiday time.
2. She _how to read when she was six years old.
3. I need a pair of shoes.
4. He ate a third of cake.
5. She loved the and quiet of the countryside.

'Exercise5 5
Choose the correct word from the list to complete the sentences.
Book plane charge chest express litter
1. The beach was covered with _after the vast crowd of holiday makers had left.
2. The carpenter kept his tools in a wooden
3. The for admission to the drive in was $600.00
4. He could not find words to his thanks.
5. Carpenter the wood to make it smooth.
6. I will _a table at the restaurant

Exercise 6
Choose the word which would.most;'~titably replace those underlined in each sentence.
1. The boat.turne~d upside down in the hurricane.
(a) turned (b) capsized
(c) sank (d) flooded
2. Eating is not allowed in class.
(a) forbidden (b) permitted
(c) usual (d) punished
3. Bus fares were made less than before.
(a) raised (b) collected
(c) increased (c) reduced
4. Palm trees grew by the fertile place in? the desert.
(a) river (b) stream
(c) sand (d) oasis
5. There were several parrots in the place where birds are kept.
(a) Shop (b) apiary
(c) aviaryr (d) ovary

I'm sure you have wIritten the letter of invitation. Keep on revising and reading to be-
come more knowledgeable on the various topics we have covered. As from next week we w~il
commence a series of practice exercises to enable you to master the techniques as set o~ut
in the Assessment.

Remember to use the roads carefully.

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Responses to last week.
Exercise 1.

This week we will look at the Pie-chart. I am sure you know what is a pie .
Mother must have baked a pie for her birthday. What was the shape? Yes, it
is round.
How many degrees are there in a circle? Yes!! 3600.You are correct!!

Please Note.

O A pie chart is shaped like a circle
0 Each part must touch or begin at
the centre and touches the
0 Each of the part is a fraction or a
percentage of the whole

Let us look carefully at the example.
A pie chart shows the favourite game of the pupils of Grade 6.


Circle tn

Pie chart showing the favourite games of pupils of Grade 6

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6. 26 pupils

5. 4 modes
6. 20

2. Grape

Exercise 2.
1. 2 pupils
2. 1 pupil

4. 6 pupils

3. 44
4. Foot

7. Foot

O How many sweets have Joel?
O:: Who has the most sweets?
O How many of the sweets belong to Joshwa?
I.: Who has the least sweets?
I:::I What was the total number of sweets?

2. The Bar graph tells about the flavours of drink the children enjoy at the
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of 20

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0 orange pine banana grape cherry

Which flavour did most children enjoy?
How many children enjoy banana?
What is the proportion of those who like orange and those
who like grape?
How many more children preferred grape than orange?
What is the total number of children that went on the

1. What game does most pupils like?
2. Which game is favoured by '/ of the Class?
3. Which games are liked by the same number of pupils?

Looking at the same example let's say the pie chart represents 40 pupils.
How many pupils like:
(a) Cricket (b) football (c) volleyball
Did you come up with (a) 20 (b) 5 (c) 10. You are correct!!

Let us now look at percentage using the pie chart.
What percentage of the pupils like circle tennis.
How many pupils like circle tennis? 5 pupils like circle tennis.
% age of pupils like circle tennis = 5/40 x 100/1
= 25/2
= 12 /2 % or 12.5 %

Block Graph
What is a Block Graph?

A way ofteprsrending data
using blocks stacked in
colaamsrr. One block represents
one! obseration.

% age that liked cricket

= 20/40 x 100/1
= 50 %

R 30
I 25

Also, the number of degrees can be calculated.
eg. 50% of pupils like cricket.
Circle = 3600
part of circle = 50% of 3600
= 50/100 x 360/1
= 360/2 = 1800

Similarly, percentage of pupils that liked volleyball.
= 10/40 x 100/1
= 25%
Percentage of the circle that represent pupils that like volleyball
= 25/100 x 360/1

A graph is representation of information.
There are many types of graphs. They are Line, bar, pie, pictograph, block

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
The Block Graph shows the monthly rainfall in the Highland
Study the graph carefully and answer the questions.

Exercise 1.
1. Which was the wettest month?
2. Which month had the least rainfall?
3. By how much did the rainfall in June exceed that in February?
4. Which month had 3 times as much rainfall as in January?
5. What was the average for the months of March, May and July?

Hope you have enjoyed Mash Day. Next week we will be starting our
practice exercises based on Assessment conditions. ~So, keep on reviewing
your work .

Bar Graph Pie Graph Line Grapla
1. This Bar graph shows the number of sweets pilpils have.

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O Joel James John Joshwa

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Step 4. Tail: Glue it under the shell at the line show on ilustration.

Step S. Legs: Position the front (A) and back (B) legs under the shell at the black lines.
Staple* or glue them to the shell at the positions marked.
*stapling the legs with one end of the staple on the shell and the other on thAi: leg, as
shown in the photo, allows them to move.


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

1. All living. turtles belong to a grouP known as "Chelonia."
2. This group is commonly divided into: Turtle marinee or sea), tortoise
(land) and terrapin (fresh water or bracktish water).
3. There are four species of marine turtles that nest on the shores of
.6uyana. (Leather back turtle., the Olive Ridley), Hawkshill marine turtle,
Green turtle)
4. 'The leather back turtle is the LARGEST of all marine. turtles!
5. O Cut of the four nesting marine turtle species in Guyana, the Olive Ridley
is the MOST END)ANGEREbj '
6. The green turtle is the second largest turtle in the WORLD!

A copy of the application and supporting documentation including the completed questionnaire
must also be submitted to the Auditor Gener~al.


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not to remove completely the pieces in the middle (Flaps 1 & r r

To "dome" the body: glue the upper side of Flap 1 (head
end). Pull together the two edges of the shell OVER the flap
and glue them to the flap. Do the same with Flap 2 (tail end). c

HeadfutalongylottecHin ,
glue the flap and pull together the two edges of the beak over
it. Staple or glue the head to the shell at the line shown on (4 filly

Hello Boys and Girls,
Are you reading the' weekly articles in this section? I hope you are' learning more and
more about your environment.

This week you have a chance to win your trery own Wetlands. activity book. All you
need to do is colour Terry, the turtle. Connect the parts and send it to the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA).
Follow the instructions carefully to make your turtle and send them:to us at 263 Earl's
Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown.
First 20 entries eligible for prize.

How to make your turtle

Step 1. Cut out all the pieces : shell, head, tail, 2 front legs and 2 back legs (7 pieces)

Step 2. Shell: Cut along the dotted lines at the head and the tail end being very careful



Le them Power Company
University of Guyana
Property Holdings Inc.
Giuyana Post Offiee Corporation


2. Applications, setting out detailed proposals, must be accomnpanied by the questionnaire in the
form referred to in Appendix II of the Audit Offices' Rules, Policies & Procedures Manual to the
above-mentioned Act, duly completed. Copies of the Questionnaire are available from the Audit
Office upon request. Chartered Accountants are also requested to indicate entities for which they
may have a preference because ofa particular expertise.
3. The engagement of the services of Chartered Accountants will be subject, inter-alia to the
following terms and conditions:-

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

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

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

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

(v) Chartered Accounltants engaged will be prohibited from rendering audit services on behalf of the
Auditor General in respect of a particular entity for more then six (6i) consecutive years, and in
keeping with normal practice Chartered Accountants will be engaged in, on an annual basis.

o.Applications are required to be submitted on or before February 28, 2008

Here are some interesting facts about turtles. Eqjoy reading them!



Colour, connect and send to

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tical advice.howeer a ntive genetic lines are for the most part
completely blurred. Most of us do not live in isolated tribal com-
munities, marrying into our own genetic pool. How then do we
apply these insights to our modern dietary needs?
A handful of potato chips or even a whole wheat tennis re
can be just as damaging to your teeth as a chocolate chip cook
All carbohydrates break down into simple sugars, which are ulr
mately converted by bacteria in the mouth into plaque, a stick
residue that is the primary cause of gum disease and cavities.
Black and green teas contain polyphenols, antioxidant
plant compounds that prevent plaque from sticking to your
teeth and help reduce your chances of developing tooth decay
and gum disease. Tea also has potential for reducing bad
breath because it inhibits the growth of the bacteria that cause
the odour.
Most soft drinks, sports drinks, and juices contain either citric
or phosphoric acid. In fact, many Americans use Coca Cola or Pepsi
Cola to clean their toilet bowls claiming that these are more effec-
tive or just as effective as the relatively expensive toilet cleaning
solutions sold in supermarkets. So these beverages can erode den-
tal enamel- even if they are diet or sugar-free versions. Sipping acidic
drinks through a straw positioned toward the back of your mouth
limits their contact with your teeth and helps preserve the enamel.
Vitamin C is the cement that holds all your cells together, so
just as it is vital for your skin, it is important for the health of
your gum tissue. The average person needs at least 60 milligrams a
day which is contained in a regular sized orange or 6 ounces of
orange juice.
Finally, about 99 percent of the calcium in your body is in
your bones and teeth. Dietary calcium- available in foods like
cheese, milk and yogurt- strengthens the alveolar bone in the
jaw, which helps hold your teeth in place.

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Sea and River Defence Division

1. The Sea and River Defence Division, Ministry of Public Works .-and
Communications, invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced
contractors and suppliers or specialised firms to undertake the follo kring
Supply of Equipment to Sea and River Defence Division

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003.

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain
further information from the Office of the Project Manager, Sea ~nd River
Defence 2Diwision during normal working hours February 1 1:200 to
4. Bi dcumnt can beulfedfo heofc f h eadRvr
Defence Division, Ministry of Public Works and Communicationstiprth
Street Kingston, Georgetown upon payment of a non-refundabledi~e of
Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) in favour of the PermanentSeretary,
Ministry of Public Works and Communications for each bid documents :
5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearin$ no
identification of the Bidder and marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender
for Supply of Equipment to Sea and River Defence Division".
Bids shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address not later than 09:00
h on Tuesday, 4'h March, 2008. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.
Late bids will be rejected. -
6. Bids will be opened .in the presence of those bidders cjr their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tules'dafi 60 rch
2008 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance at the above address.
7. All bids must be accompanied by Valid Certificates of Compliance.,from
the Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commission~er of
Guyana Revenue Authority.
8. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security as stated in Bidding Data
Sheet ITB 21.2
9. The National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance
reserves the right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8) Prize: The wirnhing entry will be awa rded a pr~ize of G500,000 as full and fi nal
payment for use.

9) The judges decision will be final

10O)An nou ncement of winners will be made in early March 2008
Send submissions to :
Drama Concept Competition
Carifesta Secretariat
Main Street
Email electronic submissions to: c~dra~ma@gmail..com

Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

remain on their native diets experience almost no tooth decay or
periodontal disease, and that degenerative disease in general were
virtually non-existent,
However, when the so called "white man's "civilized diet, in-
cluding refined sugar and flour, was introduced, tooth decay and
other degenerative diseases began appearing with sudden and alarm-
ing frequency, revealing the most dramatic proof of the link between
diet and health.
Studies note that the new diet brought about remarkable changes
in physiognomy. Bodies actually became narrower and taller. The
dental arches became narrower, causing tooth crowding. Women's
pelves also became narrower, making childbirth more difficult.
One photo essay of two brothers indisputably illustrated
these changes. The first brother stayed on the family farm
~and continued to consume the traditional native diet. The sec-
ond brother had moved to the city and switched to a typical
modern diet. The brother on the farm had no tooth decay what-
soever, while the city brother had now developed rampant de-
cay. What is truly remarkable, though, is that when the city
brother moved back to the farm and resumed his native eat-
ing habits, all decay ceased.
Based on this study, following a genetically appropriate diet
would lead to optimal health. This does not make for highly prac-

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OF the 125 medical schools in the United States, only 32 have
a required course in nutrition for graduating physicians. This
dismal situation is even worse in dental education programs.
There is a very strong perception that diet and nutrition are
unrelated to the teeth but this could not be farther from the
truth. You brush, you floss, you see your dentist, but do you
eat with your oral health in mind?
Many people now realize that they must be responsible for
figuring out for themselves just what is proper nutrition. But these
days there are so many conflicting viewpoints that it is hard to
decide what constitutes healthy eating. Every ten years it seems
the so-called experts flip-flop their positions and tell us to eat ex-
actly what they told us not to eat before. First butter is bad and
margarine is good; then butter is good and margarine is bad. What
do you do?
In Alaska, the Amazon, Australia, Europe, the South Pacific and
many other areas, it is consistently found that those people who

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The last day
"Manorama~ sudJcnl, becamen .cer\ IIll..n .lz~ilnt no CI RA .InJl
was rushed to the hospital. The doctors said there wasn't anything
they could do and sent her back home. She passed away in the
ambulance, moments before reaching her home.
She was buried at a cemetery close to her house and not a single
film or television personality came to pay their last condolences,
Besides me, the people who went to perform the last rights
included Jitendra Bhardwaj and Shama Deshpande lesser-
known television actors who stay in the same building with
her, director Swapna Joshi, Brijendra Kannan, Pratima Kazmi
and Manorama's erstwhile caregiver Sam, who has been with
her for the last 40 years.
"I first met Manorama and her husband Rajan Haskar in 1949.
They had a huge bungalow in Bandra and I used to visit them of-
ten. Our relationship grew as I did many movies with them, Rajanji
was like a brother to me. Like in every domestic household, there
were problems and they separated.
"They had a daughter called Rita Akthar, who went on to star
in a few movies before disappearing and till this very day, we don't
know her whereabouts. Rajanji died of cancer and work stopped

corningg h~lalr.ama's wra: Hr finalncial slaustion went from bad to
wors~cc 50, much *I- that. at arei poilnr oIi ime. the a~crss didiin't
have a house to live in.
She has spent nights sleeping on the road and sometimes in a
public garden. It was depressing to see her in such it poor state,
but she never gave up hope and always believed that a brighter day
would come."

Ekta helps out
"She finally did have a brighter day. Deepa Mehta cast lier in
Water; and instead'af paying her, the director chose to buy her a
small house at Charkop. The house was self-contained and perfect
for a single person.
"After the mo'vie'\vas over, Manorama's health started to dete-
riorate. She had a severe throat problem and was moved to Aryoga
Nidhi Hospital. Juhu, where she was treated for a month and a
half. No one from the film industry came to her rescue.
It was Ekita *K~apoor who paid for all the expenses while
Manorama was there.
From medication to room charges, all the expenses were
borne by Ekta."

WHEN the yesteryear actress passed away on February 14,
there were just four people at her funeral.
.She had been a leading lady mn many hit movies. Glamour is
fleeting. To depend on it as the foundation of ones future can beget
this fate~.
Manorama, who starred in some 145-odd movies, breathed her
last on February 14. The actress, known famously as a vamp, put
in memorable performances in her heyday in films like Seeta Aur
Geeta, and Bombay To Goa and others. She was 81.
Almost forgotten by the industry, Manorama surprised many
when she appeared in 'Water' as the head of a widow's ashram in
The film, set in the early 20th century, revolved around the
plight of widows in India forced into isolation and often prostitu~
The film by Deepa Mehta''s was nominated for an Oscar.
Ram Mohan, a long-time associate and friend remembers the
late Manorama.


Guyana C3hron

Dr. Holly Alexander presents a gift to Dr. Rose.

Dr Patricia Rose


By Sohodra
ENGLIISHI101\lAN Patricia
Rose set foot on Britibh
G;uiana's soil after ai long s~a
passage in 19418 with her hus-
band, the late Sir D~arid Rose.
who came to serrs as an As-
sihtant Superintendent in the
Colonial Polie Force.
This laurne,) changedJ both
their ltes bt)U unexpectedly so
folr Pa~tricia, \who returned to
Cuy'ana last weekc just after the
world ce~lebrate~d Leprosy Day.
TIhe theme folr this year's obser-
vanc i, "Bluild a Legacy." On
this note, the Milnistry of Health
is ho:no~uring one o~f its legends
of the local lepro~y programme

plunged into dark shadows when
her husband of 21 years died in
an accident, leaving her and their
six children to mourn.
Sir Da~ld wac llulld In L~..n-
don wrhe~n a1 scaffold fell o~n hlim
Thur te\s Jay Phaew~ah \we be-
Ing cecle~bratedi In Gusana
The then Prime~ Minie
Forbres Burnhami subsequec
acskd D~r Roser to- take charr
Guyana' Is pro:4 can,
programme. After spending:
weeks in Trinidad, working
the Dermatology Department
the Ministry of Health, Dr Rose
traveled to the United States and
London, for training in leprosy
control and the pathology of
leprosy. She returned to Guyana
at the end of 1970, to set up a

Sir David Rose and Lady Rose, cirt

- Dr. Patricia Rose. She worked
in the local leprosy programme
for years and was one of the
more significant contributors to
that programme. *
Mr and Mrs Rose spent
their initial six weeks in
Georgetown, after which they
moved to Berbice for Mr Rose's
job. He began at New
Amsterdam, but was later based
at Whim and was responsible for
the Corentyne Coast. It was
there that their eldest child,
Theresa, was born in 1949, and
then her brother John arrived in
1951, after their return to
Georgetown. After the birth of
their second child, the Roses
took their six-month vacation
and went back to England,
where she finished her final ex-
amns and qualified as a medical
practitioner. They returned to
British Guiana in autumn of
1952, where Dr Rose found that
the Colonial Medical Service did
not employ married women, and
so worked at the Mercy Hospi-
tal as a "House Officer" for three
By 1956, British Guiana
had developed a severe short-
age of medical practitioners
and it was thenl that Dr. Rose
joined the Colonial Medical
Service, which had changed
its policy on employing mar-
ried women. She served at the
Georgetown Hospital as a
During 1960-1965j, her hus-
band served in other parts of the
Caribbean, including TrIinidad
and Antigua, where the Roses'
fifth and sixth children were
born. The family returned to
Guyana in December 1966,
when Sir David became newly
independent Guyana's first na-
tive-born Governor-General.
Just thrree: years later, in Novem-
ber 1969, her world was

modern, domiciliary lepros~
programme, where she worked
until she departed Guyana ii
In such a programme, pa
tients are treated at home witl
modern antibiotics, thus remov
ing the need for confinement ii
an institution. such as th
Mahaica Hospital, while thost
already living there also ben
efited from the latest antibiotics
It was her struggle to in
troduce home-based care tha
really saw Dr. Rose making
big impact. With initial staf
comprising only a single~
records clerk, who was also
patient, Dr. Rose set about he
mammoth undertaking. Ove
the years, she built up a teax
of dedicated public health
nurses, Medex, laboratory ant
support staff, and provide~
training in leprosy contrc.
and laboratory work for stall
from other Caribbean count
Battling the intense stigm
and discrimination that lepros
patients faced in those days, D
Rose recalled that she was a!
sisted by business entities, thi
police department, the scoui
and the American Leprosy Mi.
sion to construct the first off
cial 'corner' to set up her clinic
for treating leprosy patients
the Georgetown Hospital.
A few years later, she had
vacate this space for othl
programmes. It was then th,
the programme moved to tl
Palms Comupound in Brickdar
where it is currently located. SI
recalled that to be a difficult p.
riod both, emotionally and final
cially, since it required monil
that the progr'amme did not has
to restart. Thanks to the gene
osity of many mecmbers of ti
business community and gran
from the Amecric~ans and 11

Dr. Rose and her children in Antigua.





Reform and Innovation

i nI the Education Sector

The Ministry of Education under the leadership of Hon. Shaik
Baksh has embarked on several initiatives to knprove the per-
formance of the education sector in the areas of quality delir-
ery of education and enhanced learning outcomes at the nurs-
ery, primary and secondary school levels.
Some of the initiatives include a review of Teacher Education
and Training, expansion of Technical and Vcranonal Education an
secondary schools, a Fast Track [nitiative (FTI) approach to LIt-
eracy Education at the level of the school, out of school youths
and adults and School Health. Nutriton and HIV/AIDS.
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the performance of the educa-
tion sector to be submitted to

The organizational changes
will see the rationalization and
more efficient utilization of staff
within the education sector. At
the Central Ministry, the
changes will not result in~ any
additions to the staffing estab-
lishment since internal re-alloca-
tion of positions will be ef-
fected. However, at the level of
the Regional Education Depart-
ments (RED) a new position of
Admin. Officer will be created
to take over responsibility for

the RED so as to release the
professional officers to under-
take their core responsibilities
of supervision, inspection and
reporting on the school sys-

The new Organizational
Changes as proposed by the
Hon. Shaik Baksh was given
Cabinet's endorsement and ac-
cording to Cabinet Secretary
and Head of the Presidential
Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon,
Minister Baksh's presentation
to Cabinet on January 22 was
"Those proposals were

net," he emphasized, addiD^
that to competently addr
Cabinet's retreat focus o'
creasing Government e-
tiveness, the Minister's t
measure was modifying,
professional management
structure in the Ministry a

Along with the New Edu-
cation Act now being formu-
lated, and the preparation of
a new five year Strategic Plan
2008-2013, the Ministry is
poised for a new chapter in
the delivery of quality edu-

tRhese activities to give focus and
to strengthen their implementa-
tion. The Health and Family
Life Education Programme
(HFlLE) also falls under this unit
to be supervised by the Perml-
nent Secretary.

Technical and Vocational
Education and Training Unit
Focuses on three main ar-
Providing an alterna-
tive pathway in secondary edu-
cation under the Basic Compe-
tency Certificate Programme
The Skills for Life
Programme for out-of- school
youths using Practical Instruc-
tion Departments and Centres.

tutes and hedsTecidal Tang

Schools Welfare Service
The Schools Welfare Service
is fully decentralized and will
come under the Regional Educa-
tion Departments. It includes
guidance and counselling and the
placement of officers in Select
Schools for defined periods.
This unit will focus on such
matters as truancy and im-
proved school attendance.
Science Education Unit
A new Unit to promote sci-
ence education in the primary
and secondary schools has been
established with the objective of
increasing substantially the
number of students opting for
science subjects and taking
these at the CSEC Examinations.

Regional Education Man-
The s stem of Decentral-
ized Education Management wil
now become fully
operationalized. Each level
within the region will have
clearer guidelines of operations
and res onsibilities

The R gIoa Ed ct o
Department naE) ma u es n e
delivery of education at the re-
gonal level through re lar ( t

each school must be in-
spected) monitoring, supervi-
sion and inspection visits to
schools and timely reporting for
appropriate interventions.

System of Review and Re-
porting on the Education Sector
.A high level policy
group meeting to discuss the re-
port of the MERD will be held
at the end of each quarter to be
chaired by the Minister of Edu-
cation. This meeting will decide
on policy changes and action
plans and programmes required
to enhance the quality of learn-
ing outcomes and strengthen ca-
pacity in schools and Depart-
ments of Education.
.Annual Ministerial
Meeting to be convened (Min-
isters of Education and Regional
Development) with professional
and technical officers to review
the performance of the educa-
tion sector through SWOT
analysis utilizing data obtailpd
through the monitoring, mea-
surement and evaluation instru-

Minister of Education Hon. Shalk Baksh

In the area of policy analysis
and review, the following
new policy initiatives were
Text Book Procure
ment and Distribution
Release of Teachers
to attend the University of
Placement of children
at schools
Rehiring of Retired
Corporal Punishment
To ensure the success of
these initiatives and a qualita-
tive improvement of the educa-
tion sector, reform leading to
Organizational Changes has be-
come necessary.

Objectives of the Sector

The organizational changes
in the education sector are
aimed at greater manpower uti-
lization for more efficient and
effective management and su-
pervision of education delivery
at different levels of the educa-
tion system.

The benefits to be derived
from the proposed organiza-
tional changes 1r at m- ows

provement in the performance
of the education sector in the
delivery of education through
enhanced accountability and a
less bureaucratic structure
The achievement of
improved learning outcomes by
all pupils at all levels of the edu-
cation system nursery, pri-
mary and secondary as shown
in results at the grade assess-
ments and examinations
Greater accountabil-
ity by Heads of Units and De-
partments in the Central Min-
istry for the quality of work
outputs through regular evalua-
tion and reporting at various
Greater accountabil-
ity by Regional Education De-
partments for the supervision,
management and inspection of
schools so that measurable im-
provements in learning out-
comes can be achieved
Greater accountabil-
ity by schools for their perfor-
mance with a system of sanc-
tions for continuing poor per-
formance by individual teachers
Provision of better

services in areas of School Wel-
fare, Science Education School
health, nutrition and HIVIAIDS
SImproved policy
monitoring and implementation
to ensure compliance and effec-
The components of the Re-
form were discussed at National
and Regional Workshops involv-
ing main stakeholders viz: Cen-
tral, Regional and School offi-

Some of the areas involved
Establishment of a new
unit to be known as the-
Monitoring Evaluation Re-
porting and Development
Managed by a Deputy Chief
Education Officer it incorporates
the Schools Inspectorate Unit,
and will monitor each Education
district once per quarter. The
MERD is also expected to in-
spect, supervise, support and
play a developmental role includ-
ing continuous professional de-
velopment through workshops.

Establishment of a new
unit to be known as the Policy
Implementation and Monitor-

ing H d Iby Deputy Chief
Education Officer who is also
the chief liaison between the
Ministry of Education and the
Regional Education System will
ensure a high level of implemen-
tation of education policy. Un-
der this unit will fall the Schools
Welfare Service, Promotion of
Parent Teachers' Associations
(PTAs) and the School Boards

Flattening of the Organi-
zational Structure in the
Ministry of Education.
The DCEOs will now be
given greater scope and respon-
sibility in the performance of
their roles. The level ACEOs (N.
P, and S) now report directly to
the CEO, assuming more re-
sponsibility for their respective
levels. NCERD as well as Super-
intendent of Exams will now be
supervised directly by the Per-
manent Secretary, while CPCE
will now come directly under the

School Health, Nutrition,
HIV and AIDS Unit.

*to lend support to
the traumatized school popu-
lation within the affected
community and nearby -vil-
*to improve the at-
tendance at schools so as to
ensure that learning continues
*to boost the opera-
tions of health clinics and
other facilities to ensure ac-
cess to medical attention.

ary 0 ns el on Febru-
consultation with teachers of
schools inand aron the af
Multilateral School, East
Coast Demerara. The pur-
pose of the consultation was
to ga rnrinfouna ionada as-

teachers and students of the
affected schools.

According to Minister
Fox the consultation was a
success since several im-
portant issues were dis-
cussed. Currently, the
Ministry is in the process
of implementing the inter-

Minister Fox engaging Teachers in a discussion at the
Psychosocial Support Intervention Consultation

Cognizant of the effect
the January 26, 2008 event
has on the school population
onethe East Coast I emerara,
thro government of uy a
catio lhas initianted Pyho

dns e chers theea t w rk
ers, social workers, Parent
Teacher's Associations
(PTA's) and the community.

The initiative is being spear-
headed by Minister within the
Ministry of Education, Dr.
Destey Fox and is supported by
the United Nations Population
Fund (UNFPA), the United Na-
tions International Children's
Fund (UNICEF), the Guyana
Red Cross Society, the Minis-
try of Human Services and So-
cial Security and other stakehold-
ers. Support is also given by lo-
cal Peer Education Trainer, Mr.
Mark Ross.

To support this initial inter-
vention the Ministry of Educa-
tion will be drafting a National
Policy to deal with crisis in
learning institutions and to em-
ploy permanent resources to ad-
dress social issues within the
school system.

The specific objectives

of the intervention are:
*to facilitate the coor-
dination of human resources
ihi respect to counselling ac-
es t nag teach r
and s cal woker ha thr e

saupotoa ms utr uma ic stress
*to train personnel in
key Ministries: education,
health and human services and
social security in psychosocial
support, post traumatic stress
and trauma counselling

Minister Fox aaaressing leacners at mne esycnosoclal
Support Intervention Consultation, Bladen Hall
Multilateral, E.C.D


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Information Technorlogy

on the move in schools

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Although systemic change -
such as that brought about by
Information and Communi-
cation Technologies (ICT) is
a long and complex process,
the Ministry of Education
has been laying the founda-
tion and developing plans for
the eventual transformation
in the way ICT is used for
education and national
growth. The Ministry of Edu-
cation has completed a numn-
ber of activities in 2007 which
will improve students' access
to computers, facilitate lit-
eracy and numeracy learning
at the primary level, and pro-
vide an electronic platform
for storage and reporting of
education information. Be-
yond this, the Ministry in its
Strategic Plan for the next
five years aims to move the
education sector beyond IT
Literacy onto the path of
Knowledge Deepening and

A computer refurbishing
project (Computer for Schools
Guyana) was initiated with
grant funding from the OAS to
source and make available used
computers for student learning.
A refurbishing center was estab-
lished at the Government Tech-
nical Institute, over 398 com-
puters were acquired and de-
ployed to schools, a process for
managing computer donations
was developed, and linkages es-
tablished with a number of

CFS Guyana has had meet-
ings with a number of potential
donors with commitment from
the telecommunications com-
pany GT&T to provide subsi-
dizect Intemnet access to schools
and a number of technology
firms willing to donate used
computers Discussion has
state I di Niil. ru;soft for free
I Jlow cost software for the
-lsn] and cen ers in G~uyana.
i 3mputrer mo~natuns were re-
ceived from ib ca .idi ovi !-eas
a;I ilnons 3nd manyt schools
in vjarrous regions were able to
benefitt from this project. it is

planned that in 2008 the scope
of the project will be expanded
to infuse a greater number of
computers into schools and to
train teachers in IT literacy and
IT in curriculum delivery.

In the area of school admin-
istration, the IT Unit of the
Ministry trained in October of
2007 200 teachers from 100 Pri-
mary Schools which will be
implementing the Primary
School Information System
(PSIS). These teachers spent
two days learning to use the
software which is intended to
ensure more accurate and reliable
school information for decision
making and planning. Training
of teachers of Regions 3, 4, and
Georgetown was conducted at
the MISU training room, while
teachers of Regions 5 and 10
were trained within their respec-
tive regions.

The teachers, who previ-
ously received two days of IT
literacy training from the MIS
Unit, are from the first batch of
100 schools. The MIS Unit in
early 2008 will be deploying
computers to an additional 100
schools selected from the other
regions of the country. Already
procurement has begun and
schools are being made ready for
the computers. Implementation
of the application for schools
will be done in 2008.

All Regional Departments
of Education have been
equipped with computers and a
Local Area Network which will
allow for storage of information
from schools and the sharing of
this data. Internet access was
also provided so that regions
can communicate electronically
with central ministry, schools,
and other partners. The Minis-
try has also, initiated procure-
mnent of computers to support
the training of teachers: at Re-
gional CPCE centers and Learn-
ing Resource Centers. This will
be completed by April of this
re ar

As part of the new five year

plan of the Ministry the follow-
ing are some of the key goals in
the area of IC3T:
-To develop in 50% of
primary students the capacity
to use the computer as a learn-
ing tool
-To have by 2012 at
least 20% of all secondary stu-
dents passing CXC IT
-By 2012 to have all
secondary graduates ICT liter-
STo double the techni-
cal ICT graduates from the
Tech-Voc institutions and to in-
crease the areas of specializa-
-To reach all second-
ary students with quality web-
based content delivered over the
Internet (eLearning) in core
subject areas.
-To upgrade the capac-
ity of all teacher to use ICT for
teaching and learning
STo create greater part-
nerships with community and
industries for the sustainability
of ICT
In order to accomplish this,
the Ministry will be targeting a
number of areas for support
which include: integrating the
use of ICT into the curriculum
for learning and problem solv-
ing, training teachers in ICT lit-
eracy and use of tools for cur-
riculum delivery, providing elec-
tronic solutions to support col-
laboration and knowledge cre-
ation, installing computer labs at
secondary and selected primary
schools, and the establishment
of regional refurbishing and sup-
port centers.

Given the work already
done, the strategic vision
and commitment of re-
sources, the Ministry is
confident of the profound
changes which will be en-
genderedl through the use
of ICT 'n the edlucation
sector. It a ill lead to more
rlexible mr- es rof learning.
greater ac-ess to tools and
informationn. increased col-
laborativr! nd ,:l- icipa-
tion, anu m~ore engaging
Icarn:ng experience.

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Mr. Shaun Crooney (Database Administrator MIS Unit) and Mr. Nazrudeen Juman (IT
Oficer Region 3) training Teachers of Georgetown Primary Schools in the Primary School
Information System Apphication


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New Wisburg Secondary,

another commitment to

Universal Secondary Education

... Prime Minister Samuel Hinds

SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS: Education Minister Hon. Shaik Baksh assisting in the
construction of the now completed Diamond Secondary School, East Bank Demerara.
eluding mathematics, English. v:ital r~ole in improviing the
Reflecting on the Biology. Chemistry and Phy-s- quality of education." Miinis-
ascension of the People's ics. ter Baksh added.
Progressive Party/Civic "We are operating a sys~- The commissioning of
(PPP/C) into Office in 1992, temn of decentralized educa- the new. school according to
Mr. Hinds said improving in- tion management, and it is Region Tenl Chairman
frastructure in the education expected that the region will Mortimler Mlingo is sym-
sector was among the prior- take on more responsibilities bolic of another milestone
ity areas and hundreds through the RDC, the Educa- in the endeavour to deliver
schools were targeted. tion Committee and equally quality education in Re-
Universal Second-, important through the PTAs glon Ten anld across
ary Education is one of which are expected to play a Guyana.

New Diamond Secondary School opens

::ntBEAMS prjct ThiSo te Lodg on C a~ret

proximately G$255m. Two Multilateral Schools.
e January 2008 opening of proximately 550 students at the the Cyril Potter College of Edu- Visua~l Arts, Technical Drawing other secondary schools at Construction of new
new state-of-the-art Dia- Grades Seven to Nine (forms I cation. and other departments. T'he Mahaica and Bartica are, sched- schools and renovation of ex-
nd Secondary School lo- to 3) Levels. District Education Officer school is also equipped with uled for completion this year at isting ones under the current
:ed on the East Bank Tige first batch of students (Secondary) Ddodnauth Jagesar twenty four classrooms. a cost of G$512M and $395M project is expected to create
merara has created an ad- to enter the school came from has told New Horizons that the The Diamond Secondary respectively, an additional 7,355 additional
ional 1000 places in the the Sobsdyke, Diamond, Craig, Ministry of Edication has been School is the second new school The BEAMS project also places in the secondary
tional secondary school Providence, Covent Garden and conducting ongoing staff devel- to be completed under the cur- facilitated the rehabilitation of school system.

ysemC anl~ eseJF eU JLsran
on the Covent Garden Sec-
ondary School which, for sev-
eral decades, was the only
secondary school on the East
Bank corridor.
Constructed under the Ba-
sic Education Access Manage-
ment Support (BEAMS)
Programme with funding from
the Inter American Develop-
ment Bank (IDB) at a cost of
approximately G$368M, the
new school will, in the first in-
stance, provide tuition for ap

raUve Prllimary Schools. Stu-
dents residing in East Bank
coni~muhities between Diamond
and Grove and attending sec-
ondary schools in Georgetown
ha e. also been provided with
pla'ces at the new school. A
smaller number of children who,
up until now, were attending
priirate schools have also been
enrolled at the school.
'Tuition at the new second-
ary will be provided by
twenty-one teachers, most of
whom are trained graduates of

opment sessions ana rvan
other forms of continuous train-
ing for teachers.
The new diamond Second-
ary School wak handed over to
the Ministry 6f: Education by
the contractor, R. Bassoo &
Sons Construction Company on
Friday January ll*, 2008.
There school consists of
five` blocks dhich provide for
administrative offices, a library,
a computer room, multi pur-
pose laboratories and Clothing
and Textile, Home Management,

The new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art Diamond Secondary School, East Bank

Governments priority areas in
the race towards the achieve-
ment of the Millennium Devel-
opmen"t Goals which is targeted
for the next five years.
The new school according
to Minister Baksh is symbholic
of Government's ralpid advance-
ment in this pathIwaIy. Duringl
the period of the school's con-
struction, Minister Baksh vis-
ited regularly to assess and ex-
pedite the process.
He is optimistic
about the school's performance
as evidenced by the high level
of trained teachers in the region.
Seventy-five percent of teachers
in the secondary level are
trained. However, he urged that
major emphasis be placed on
improvmng the core subjects in-

Ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to open the new Wisburg Secondary School, Linden,
Region Ten

Government's commitment
towards improving education
which is a basic necessity in
every country is reflected m
the significant sums of
money which have been allo-
cated in the annual budget
for this sector.
Having already
achieved universal primary edu-
cation, the administration is
making all efforts to ensure that
all Guyana's children have ac-
cess to secondary education to
further this commitment and
has been ensuring that the nec-
essary infrastructure is in place.
To compliment
Government's effort in achiev-
ing this goal, the administration
on November 28, 2007 commis-
sioned the $350M state-of-the-
art Wisburg Secondary School
at Wisroc Lmnden, Region Ten
which will improve access to

higher education to children of
the mining town.
The commissioning
was done in the presence of
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds,
Minister of Education Shaik
Baksh, Minister within the
Ministry of Education Desrcy
Fox, British High Commissioner
Fraser Wheeler, representatives
of the Department for Interna-
tional Development (DFID) and
Regional Officials.
The Wisburg Sec-
ondary School is among a list of
eight to be completed under De-
partment For International De-
velopment (DFID) United
Kingdom (UK) $4.7B Guyana
Education Access Programme
With a student
population of 910 and 46 teach-
ers, the school is equipped with
resources for Information Tech-

nology (IT), Industrial Art,
Home Economics and Sciences.
Its motto is" Education: Invest-
ment for Life,"
The new school was
hailed by the acting President as
significant for the people of
L i n' d c n .
"This spanking new fa-
cility is a visible indicaltiop p~f
the commitment of go~vernmelt
to education. We recognize tlyst
education and educational bit-
tutions are the backbone of ttye
development of our nationiald
our people in every area of
Guyana," the Prime Minister
Following an inspF-
tion of the massive facility, te
Prime Minister added that Se
$350M allocated to the con-
struction of the construction of
the school was "money well
s pe n t "

Hon. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds addressing the
gathering at the commissioning of the new Wlisburg
Secondary School, Hegion 10


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... Ministry plans to expand BCCP

and skills for life programme

IVi nist er Ba ks hur ges teachers

topac dd ittioa gmha

OR SClence subjects

... Science Edurcati'on Un~t tor be- establtllsedii

trained especially in subject ar-
eas where weaknesses have
been identified,

Minister Baksh noted that
the education system is on the
move and as such called on
teachers to be more dedicated to
the profession and students and
parents to give full support to


'"~~ 1 k

The Minister
said since the
Government was
elected to onfce,
education has and
continues to be a
priority. H-e
noted that ap-
proximately 16
percent of the an-
nual National
Budget is allo-
cated to the Edu-
cation Sector
while spending in
the sector ac-
counts for close
to 8.5 percent of
the Gross Domestic Product
(GDP). Last year $15.6B was
allocated for the education sec-

TVET: Blockmaking/rMasonry
In closing, Minister long process. "You must con-
Baksh urged the graduands tinue to elevate yourself in
to continue to strive for excel- life to increase your earning
lence as education is a life- powers."

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET): Motor Mechanic

Government continues to
implement programmes
which will enable Guyana's

t rtehne ne psrty sIl t
enhance their lives and ex-
plore their full potential.

Technical and Vocational
Education (TECHVOC) is one
of the programmes that will be
given continued focus by the
Ministry of Education as this
will support its efforts of en-
suring that well-rounded indi-
viduals leave the school system
and enter the world of work.

Minister of Education Hon.
Shaik Baksh gave this assurance

dents graduated with passes at
grades A, B and C both in Cer-
tificate and Diploma Courses in

since agi oanralmomhan
plumbing, bricklaying, motor
vehi le wok welding,eradio and

try and joinery and agricultural

Emphasising the importance
of Technical and Vocational
Training, Minister Baksh said
more money will be spent by the
Government to expand the skills
training programmes country-
wide to ensure greater participa-
tion of youths.

tute has trained over 22,000
persons in all disciplines since
its establishment.

NATI currently has ap-
proximately 600 students who
are being trained in over 18 dif-

skills are expected to come on
stream later this year. To this
end, Minister Baksh called for
more participation from the
youths in the region.

The Minister informed the
gathering of Governnient's con-
tinued efforts to improve the
quality of education delivered by
the current system, pointing out
that more teachers will be

Minister of Education Shaik Baksh
urged students to be dedicated to their
studies and work hard to achieve their
goals, as the Government is trying its
best to provide the necessary environ-
ment, resources and create opportunities
for students to elevate themselves.

The Minister visited Re gion Si x
(East Berbice/Corentyne) on November
30, 2007 when he, met students, teach-

tem. He also expressed appreciation to the
hardworking teachers countrywide who are
committed to their career.

The Education Minister also urged
teachers to place more emphasis on the pure
Science Subjects (Chemistry, Biology and
Physics) in the school system so that there
can be an increased number of students
writing the subjects at the Caribbean Sec-
ondary Education Certficate (CSEC) level.

Students practising in Science Laboratory

ers, parents and Board Members of the
Tagore Memorial Secondary School on
the Corentyne Coast.

In his address, Minister Baksh al-
luded to Government's Scholarship
Programme which is benefiting hundreds
of students annually~in several disci-
phines and urged students to take full
advantage of the opportunities provided
by the Adminmstration.
Minister Baksh informed them of the
plans, programmes and initiatives which will
be implemented shortly by the Ministry of
Education to improve the quality of educa-
tion currently being delivered by the sys-

Recognising that this has to start with
the teachers, Minister Baksh said that over
the next five years the Government will
train three times the amount of teachers cur-
rently being trained. He called on teachers
to remain committed to the profession and
do not use it as stepping stone.

The Ministry of Education is cur-
rently formulating a 10-year Na-

e hic wII deT mnpleot d latar
this year. This plan will guide teach-
ers on the sciences, its importance
and how It should be implemented
for maximum results.

TVET: Welding and Fabrication
To further boost
Government's Technical and Vo-
cational Training programme,
two skills training centres will
be constructed later this year in
Legions Three and Five. The
Minister said too, that NATI
has contributed significantly to
national growth and develop-
mnent of the country. The insti-

to graduands, parents, teachers
and students during his feature
address at the 35" annual gradu-
ation and prize giving exercise
at the New Amsterdam Techni-
cal Institute (NATI) on Friday,
November 30,' 2007 in Region

Approximately 199 stu-

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VOLUME 3 February 2008

The Unit of Allied Arts within the Ministry
of Education is working as a prime moti-
vator in the cultural awareness of the child
through sharing skills and changing lives
for meaningful contribution to national de-

It was against this background that the Unit
successfully coordinated and hosted the Na-
tional Children's Mashramani Parade 2008 on
Saturday, February 16, 2008 on the streets of
the capital city with Ministers the Hon. Shaik
Baksh and Dr. Desrey Fox leading the floats

through the city of Georgetown.
In this edition of the New Horizons
for Education, we feature some of the
costumes and floats that coloured the
streets of Georgetown on February 16


VOLUME 3 February 2008



S highest possible toll for that for each of the subjects. En-
C 0 08 0 0 I ta score is calculated by multi- and Social Studies, is aggre-
plying the number of subject en- gated into a composite score.
tries by five, assumrung that it Is The same Is done for the
possible for each student to ob- previous year. The compos-
lain a Grade I in each subject ite score for the given year
below shows the method of previous year to arrve at lh

f 0062 007awarding points. growth index. The tab
~The growth indices of all sec- low show how was do
the school that tops the list is The growth index is:
declared as the school that has culated by subtracting; the
fo r 0 0 6 -0 0 achieved the highest growth rate 2006 Total Mean from the
for that ye'ar. 2007 Total Mean, i~e. 91.37
Growth indices on the ba- mined by comparing one tional Grade 6 .Assessment To determine the indexu for a 91.55 = -0.18, The school
sis of external and inter- year's performance with its and the Caribbean Second- particular secondary school for Primary School has shown a negative
nal examination results previous year's performance. ary Education Certificate a given year, points are awarded At the primary level, rank- growth, which means that
provide a good measure of Growth indices are calculated Examination respectively. for each grade scored by each ing is done on the basis of the the overall performance
how a school is perceived. for primary and secondary student and these are aggregated National Grade 6 Assessment. in 2007 is worse than in
Growth indices are deter- schools based on the Na- Secondary Schools and then it is divided by the For a given year, the mean score 2006.

Four schools which showed
improvement mn the National
Grade Six Assessment and
Caribbean Secondary Exami-
nation Certificate (CSEC)
Caribbean Advanced Profi-
ciency Examination (CAPE)
and General Examination
Council A- Level performance
received awards when the
Ministry of Education held its
annual Awards Ceremony at
the National Cultural Cen-
tre in October, 2007
New Amsterdam Multilat-
eral School, Skeldon Line Path
Secondary and Central High
School as well as Winfer
;Garden's Primary School have
improved greatest from last year
- 2006
Nateshwar Barran -Head
teacher -New

contribution of the teaching
staff, which despite severe time
constraints and inadequate re-
sources and facilities, admirably
rose to the challenge.
The staff of 43, comprises
approximately 20.9% Graduate
staff, 53% Trained, 23% un-
trained and 2 Project Trust Vol-
unteers as well as a capable An-
cillary staff.
New Amsterdam Multilateral
School students gained 100%
passes in Agriculture Science -
Double Award, Electrical Technol-
ogy, Food and Nutrition, Technical
Drawing, Home Management, Hu-
man and Social Biology, Theatre
Arts, EDPU. Integrated Science,
OffceAdministration, Principles of
Business, Social Studies and Cloth-
ing and Textiles.
Of the 113 candidates who
wrote the CSEC examination in

The success of any school
depends on care, tolerance,
equal opportunity, rei-
ab III[\. honestv y, f f 1
cle~ncl andeffecuteness
creant~il1 and profes
slanalism,. Once th
Head reacher can ad
dress these lore \alue
to the ma11mnum, ruc .
cess can be achieved
Ce~ntal High School h:
excelled despite man'
challenges It has faced.
The school Is appeah~n
to the public f or re
sources such as com-
puters as the set ofla
tops that were donate
wecre stolen However.
securev has been
enhanced. They are
also requesung facdlues
for the Technical De. H
apartment such
as appropriate desks
and tools. The Admin-
istration would likie to
thank National Centre
.4 for Educational Re-
;source Development
i. ( NCERD), the Depart-
ment of Edu'catibn -
.Georgetown, Board of
Governors and parents
for its support dldring
the year and look for-
ward to continued sup-
port ini 2008 .
Congratulations to
the teachers, students
of Central High School.
Keep up ,the good
work. .

ful. I would like to thank all the
teachers for their effort. The suc-
cess was derived from the tearn

students pursue that area and
use it as a make up subject. Ms
Ward observed that Home Eco-

for the family.
All three schools have made
English Literature mandatory at all
the levels, especially at the CSEC
and all have attributed that as afac-
tor responsible for the overall suc-
cess recorded in that subject atithis
year's examination.
P ilp, HedL nugen It
Department -NAMS, Lite~ra-
ture is introduced from
Grade 7. Books that students
are familiar with, or withiin-
trigue them or arouse tlpeir
curiosity are used, suc as
Nancy stories, folk to es,
Amerindian stor es.
Claimont Cox at Cent'ral
Iligh School and teacher for
122 years also shared the rm
;view. Being patriotic, his Qu
Ltrtn Ieo ctrt oit Ethne k
tional Anthemn. To encourage
students to excel in both En-
:glish A and English B, there
;is the Ameena Gaffoor Tro-
Iphy and a cash award of
IUS$200 to any student Pbho
.writes and receives Grad'e lin
both subjects. Ameqna
,Gaffoor was a past student of
Central High School.

leadteacher of Central High School and Senior Staff

nomics is relevant in every,
one's life. It prepares one for,
life as it gives one valuable life
skills to function effectively and
efficiently in today's world of
work. A doctor needs to advise
patient about balanced diets,
sportsman/woman has to eat
correctly and the housewife
needs to prepare attractive food

work by the staff and the dedi-
cation they have showed. For
continued success, the parents
will have to come on board fully
and be more involved in the edu-
cation of their children. This can
be done by attending Parent/
Teachers Meeting and being a fa-
miliar face at school among oth-

Home Economicswa
written for the first tm
at New Amersteram Ml
tilateral School and re-
corded a 100%. However, I Z
Roxanne Ward,tecr
for 23 years at the Echool
lamented the lack of en-
thusiasm, of students to
pursue that subject. Sh
indicated that students
just don't seem interested
in that subject area. Her c ddllg
colleague at Central Higph
School expressed the
same sentiment.Th-
school had one can-l;ate. Hetadteacher of Skeldon Line Path Secondary school wlh senior
It is the view that most staff

Headteacher of New Amsterdam Multilateral flanked by Senior Skeldjon Line Path
Staff Secondary .

Amersterdam Mu~ltlateral
The School Administration
recognizes that there is no sub-
stitute for dedicated, trained and
experienced teachers in ensuring
the effective delivery of quality
education. It is important to ap-
plaud the crucial role and vital

25 subject areas, 101 gained at
least five 5 subjects and more
with Grades 1-3. In addition, 76
students achieved seven or more
subjects with Grades 1-3.
Central High School
Pamela Bridgewater- Head

Sankar Rampertab Head
teacher .
The school is very happy
with its performace and will
strive to maintain that posi-
tion. Despite its many chal-
lenges it has come out success-


a warded

Most I


Effective .i

The Ministry of Education has and continues~ to
be on the fore rgoat of implementing initiatives
to promote good Jleqdership w~ithi the education
sector particularly y h the management of the day-
to-day mnrunin f public educrational insntitutons
country wide. j

The Ministry kmder the leadership of Hon. Shaik
Baksh Minister of rEducation is on the move to face the
challenges of glob nation and modernization. The Hon.
Minister has outli~ and implemented several new initia-
tw~es since he assumed office, all geared at raising the bar
in the education system.

Of recent, Minister Baksh has introduced a new~ di-
mension to the Education Management Programme being
faciblated through the National Cenure for Educational Re-
source and Development (NCERD). To being with, more
pe~rsons are being trained in Edlucation M~anagement and
Superviion inGuyana.

Over the years education stakeholdetrS has been con-
1meed that, amongst all of the features of a good

also to thoie in senior positions In education who as-
prre to lead a1 school. The E~ducanon Mlanagement
Proglramlme II. a distane learning course which seeksL
toi prola'de [r'3hers w.Ith the 5kill< and experience nee~-
ESSjr*, Io become1 a HeaJdlleachL'. ?hibi satil working

The I month pnirognrainn e J Ja envelope to ~n-

Ihr u h i'.-- .r1. Ilnalll~ irai!r I. nsorld II I~ 11-
Il i l' al '..J..W. hl I. .1 ,al I'.nh such Is u e-

,ail . I I.. II,,,, II .rnial te :s u sionL ;lor

I',lll,~ g I) I, i (IIF' ,*rb i n te m h:: /~l i n .. l .i-

the lo~b un;11I I..r Ihr \ihool nld the aplsUjeiu I to In-

5501 me2 liirl! e nthintlled andJ are well o~n the was.1
to arlcmplin g the Programme" Both graduate and non
graduate teachers are involved A group of almost 50
Masster Trainers are responsible for ensuring that thle
trainces~ Ie oJn thle iinght ujk uid providing :Idvicel
and guidance where It Is needed. The! maintain con-
lctI w\IthI NCERF) fewr regular imilnlng and a fate day
Conferncelr In Geolrgellown In August

NCERD 14 curre~nill J\e(e)lopin a w'bellee

and InII. (c herI1~ cJucananal~l3 web trelL` be h ait

In Regionl TwIo. w here the programme wals pi-'
loted, almost all Headteachers in their schools are
much more read il! uble to meet the challenge of
Headshlip after a thorough programmne of prepa-
rulion. The course hias developed considerably
smece its inception and many~ more teachers are
feeling the need to be trained to take on the chal-
lengees of meeting the needs of a new generation
of Guyanese children.

Hinterland students benefit

from HIV/AIDS education

CXC~~ CS/ te is

and English lessons

8 a ila ble on D VD
The Ministry of Education through the National Centre for Educatiuonal Resource aund
Development (NCERD)) now has available CXC Mathematics and English lessons, which
are currently being distributed to Secondary Schools countrywide.

According to Director NCERD Mohandatt Goolsarran, 60 lessons are recorded on the DVDs
which can be had from NCERIT. 'This he said is being done with the aimn of assisting the stu-
dents at the secondary level to better` imderstand the two core subjects and hopefully improve
the national results of the two subjects. .

Interested members of the public can purchase these DVDs at a nominal fee from
the Centre's Battery Road, Kingston Office.

sizing the dire need for
pavement and upgrading
acher Education in the
atry, Minister of Educa-
r Shaik Baksh formulated
.Id facilitated a one-day
workshop on January 9, 2008,
when he charged participants
to make bold inputs which
will serve to strengthen the
Education Strategic Plan.
The workshop held at the
National Centre for Educational
Resource Development
(NCERD), Battery Road,
Kingston saw participation of
several stakeholders from the
Cyril Potter College of Educa-
tion (CPCE), the University of
Guyana (UG) and experienced
education managers.
The objectives of the work-
shop, the Minister explained,

were to review teacher educa-
tion and training; assess the
quality of teacher education and
training; determine the number
of teachers to be trained over the
next five years at the nursery,
primary, secondary and techni-
callyocation levels and the cost
for such training. This will en-
able the Ministry to decide on
the institutional and administra-
tive changes required to promote
and sustain effective teacher
education and training in
The Minister pointed out
that there is need for an in-depth
look at what is being done
within the sector and how the
quality of education being deliv-
ered can be improved. He noted
that this is an area of concern
and that Government is work-

ing to improve the situation.
The programmne featured
an overview of education and
training, examining the number
of teachers trained at the CPCE
over the last five years by spe-
cialization pre-service, in-service
and distance modes; the number
of teachers who left the service
over the last five years; the to-
tal and unit cost of teacher train-
ing at pre-service, in-service and
distance modes; assessment of
the numbers of teachers to be
trained and the annual cost over
the next five years: pre-service,
in-service, distance mode and
by specialization.
Other issues examined dealt
with teacher education and train-
ing programmes at CPCE and
in-service training centres which
would include entry req~uire-

ments, programmed dealgn. Lcur-
riculum and qluallit y aur~nice
This will s(bo be dlonL lot UGt
with stro~nger IlnkJages w ath
CPCE being forged
Minister unhann the Mirus-
try of Eduention Dr Deirez
Fox in her breie remark j. notrd
that there Is need for the secor
to ensure that at conunuet tiun-
ing to make sure that the tac~h.
ers deliver quainy~ education to
children n ho are the future lead-
She also urged that dur-
ing the deliberations. partici-
pants take a humanistic ap-
proach, since teachers are
sent to outlying areas to take
up positions and need to be
given enough information on
the culture and lifestyle of
the residents of these areas.

Three hundred students
housed at the dormitory of
the Waramadong Second-
ary School, Regi'on Seven
(CuyunilMazaruni) re-
cently participated in an
interactive and informative
HIV and AIDS session
which was conducted by
Peer Education Trainer,
M~ark Ross following an in-
tervention by the MIinister
within the Ministry of Edo-
cation Dr. Desrey Fox.

The Mlinister who was at
Ihe time on a visit to the Region
learnt of the HIV/AIDS training
or \outhi in the comimuniti
thal w~ac being facilitarted by an
NGOU reqjuested that a session
be conducted with the students
who were all eager to learnmore
about the deadly disease.

According to Minister Fox, the
session was deemed necessary
since its meshes with the Ministry
of Education's HIVIAIDS policy
which was recently drafted and
seeks to involve students in the

Following a discourse with
the headteacher of the
Waramadong Secondary School
it wab deci ed ht fiesue~
Peer Educators under a Minis -
try of Health/World Bank HIV/
AhID project This wil Itensure
ceives more information on the
disease and students will be
educated on the issue.

Following the session,
reading materials were given
to the schools' library so stu-
dents can access these at
their convenience and effo t
will be made to continue the
process of educating the stu
dent population.

HIV and AIDS after the informative session

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Improving Teacher

Eucatonand Taining

Students in group discussion on

The Minist
ries of con!
the educatic
menced har
the Cyril P
at the Univ
literacy in
The initiati
cussions on
made for tl


The Mlini
regime ol
.try. Insp
closely cr
identify i

II~ --p

Workshop in BellZ8
Chief Planning Officer Evelyn Hamilton and A~ssistant(
Chief Education Officer (Secondary) Melcita Bovell
attended a two-day W~orkshop in Belize on the theme
"T'he unspoken gender dimension boys and: educa-
The forum, which wars hosted by the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) addressed issues relatingl to
boys and education through the life cycle.

I _6~C~~ 1~31~14Bf~Uh~B.. ;It~P~ci~~

Q~ueen~'s College student Waine~lla Isaacs was adjudged the
most outstanding student in the, region at thle 2007 Carib-
lican Secemdary Exatmina'tion Certificate (CSEC) examli-
n~atio~. C:liamella. who secured 13 G;r:2de 1 and Grade 2 also
wonr the reigional award fror science.
.-!Anoter Quicen's College student. Ar\:ndul Yukhram~l seculred
1, gradesc I at the samle examination lialcluin the regional
"\ !ctd fo~ B(usiness Studies.
I`he `:unistry of Education extend! rlit iingt-aratlatiions
to: \\:;:rc!; and try-indA~. their tieache~ u \:t3 heir iairentis.

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ews in Brief

sultatiorns on lasues .

the development of MOE intensifies

Education system its efforts to
ry of Education is currently undertaking a se-
sultative fora on issues in the development of r s s i a e s h o
on system in Guyana. The exercise, which com- 6S S it e s h o
s already facilitated discourses on the future of
'otter College of Education, structural changes i r ie
,ersity of Guyana and enhancing the levels ofI b r r e
ive is designed to facilitate broad-ranging dis- The Minijtry of Education is on a1 can ipalgn to resus-
Sthe institutions and recommendations will be citate IIbrarles .n stoIl~olr coluntryw;ide aind encourage
he consideration of the Ministry. f btddnag at home and durnng spare tune Ias clis~..
To tifri end. the Mlinistrry rbrough NCERD has
commenced the distribution of book,: to several
schookt countrrwide~ to enhance its Ilbraries and siup-
ioolsl Monitoriing pon its effons of1 ens. ring leadingg is or-ntroduced in
all schools.
ram Seeking To NCERD's Director Mlohandatt Gaoolsrrani sazd that
books are now being dlstributed to schools in the re-
;aise Standards mote areas ot. the country; bowever lnterested schools
can contact NCERD if they need books to enhance
stry of Education is currently accelerating its their libraries.
f inspection \isits to schools across the coun- H~e exrpressed gratitude to Food for the Piror Guyana
section teams are seeking to examine more Incorporated for the recent Jonarlon ..1 books to sup-
ritical aspects of schools' admrinistration and port tlus cause and noted that a 4hipmlentl of books is
strengths and neaknesses writhin the school exp~ected shonlS


I inistry off'~qc

Attend H-ea''e Q

Nutrition, MII' :,iTV


.90010fv I'lffh .InJ S t l .1~ If 18111 f dt l loln~ l 31100CIL=~ 11
5..11s-ol Health Nuuli (lan & HI: 'uAI, Pollil at thie Re-
The folrumn alloweu~d trlr Icinteraclo amolne officials of
the Ministrie s at Edu tioilr n andj Healtlh (.'N ugen esco .
NCIO) F~.IIIIi.l~l-.-d o~rLun. aull.lr. .llLI Pu r Ur leaders \ e.,
citations The Adult Edui~ilron 1 sociation adh Pr
sons Living Wilth HI'. & .~1.1J- I PLWIHA'S).
At rthe conclLs-ion of the Worktshop the Cinistry's
Focal Point, Charlene Johnson w-orkedl with twro con-
sultants to complete! a thirdl dbraft of the School Health
Nurtrition andi HlV/.AIDS Policy.


ction visits havet already begun in Georgetow n.
Three, four and Five.

Top Education

Officials participate

in Wegion Nine

Heads Meet ing
Chief Educationl Officer (CEO) Genevieve Whyte-
Nedd, Deputy Chief Education Officer (DCEO) Admlin-
istration Roopnarine Tiwari participated in a five day
high level meeting and workshop with heads of schools
and other senior education officers in ]Region Nine.
TBhe foruml which commenced on Monday January
2~8'" and includedd on Fridai; :bruaryv 3 wa~s convenerd
to discuss a range of issui '- elatin~ > c\?rlcu
imlplementlatio;. and schools' adminis ratir: at si ;ln is;
in the R~egion. Eigh.y her:l as1 schools i. he; ,;
participated in the worktshop.

r.. ~assa:----

More focus ''r[

011 Improving %;

I t eracy

:Education Minister hosts UG consultation

Government once again reit-
erated the importance of lit-
eracy and is looking at mea.
sures to increase the level to
boost education at all levels.
A workshop was held on Janu-
ary 28, 2008 at the Tower
Hotel, Main Street, to discuss

ways of boosting literacy in
the country.
"This workshop Is
indeed timely in the history of
education because over the past
few months, there has been
much talk about the problems
in the education sector and

what can be done to improve
the stale of Inleracy in Guyana.
Literacy Is the foundation to
leaning and a key right. It opens
the door for everything else;
hence more focus needs to be
place in this regard,"' Minister of
Education, Shaik Baksh said.

Minister of Eductalon Hon. Shaik Baksh addressing participants at the Literacy

The objectives of
the workshop are to discuss the
implementation of the Basic
Education Access and Manage-
ment Support (BEAMS) Lit-
eracy Programm and the out-
comes of the programme to
date, to present a Fast Track
Initiative (FTI) to promote lit-
eracy and to discuss the role of
Non -Go vernmental
Organizations in literacy educa-
tion in Guyana.
The United Na-
tions declared the period
2003-2012 Literacy Decade
which the Minister pointed
out "has identified literacy as
crucial to the acquisition by
every child, youth and adult
of essential life skills that
will enable them to face the
challenges in life and also is
an essential step in basic edu-
He noted that lit-
eracy is at the heart of basic edu-
cation for all and creating liter-
ate environments and societies
is essential for achieving the
goals of eradicating poverty, re-

during child mortality, curbing
population growth, achieving
gender equality and sustaining
stable environment with peace
and democracy.
According to a sur-
vey conducted by the United
Nations, there are over
771,000,000 people including
young adults worldwide who
lack basic literacy skills. Gov-
ernment through the Ministry
of Education and partners have
initiated and implemented sev-
eral programmes geared at ad-
dressing the problem.
The BEAMS Project
was launched in 2003 to raise
the quality of its basic educa-
tion. It is being funded by the
Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) and aims to im-
prove literacy and numeracy
throughout Guyana, with par-
ticular emphasis on the most
underserved, impoverished re-
The project focuses
on revising primary school cur-
ricula to focus on research-
proven literacy and numeracy

methods and materials, training
teachers irdnew methodologies
and providing them with con-
tinuous school-level support,
applying in'iovative learning
technologies, and providing new
assessment tools to both teach-
ers and students for continuous
feedback and accountability.
Additionally, an-
other component of the
BEAMS project is the Inter-
active Radio Instruction (IRI)
programme. Through this
programme, students espe-
cially in the hinterland re-
gions listen to lessons broad-
cast over the radio and par-
ticipate with the programmes
while teachers facilitate the
interaction. IRI lessons in-
clude serial dramas, songs,
written exercises, and other
content-rich activities. IRI~has
been particularly effective in
delivering solid instruction to
remote regions where there
is a paucity of qualified teach-
ers. More than 118,000 first-
grade pupils benefited from
the IRI programmne.

A section of the participants at the workshop

M~iniiter of Educa-
tion Hon. Shaik
Baksh and moder-
ared by Mlinlster In
the Mlinijtr\ of
Education Dr.
Desrey Fo.\ saw
submissions from
several persons ln-
cluding represena-
inves from: Guyana
Association of Pro-
'~"*au essional Engineers
IGAPE); the Private
Sector Commission
~,~~~7~i ~ i~~~i~~t (PSC); inter-School
"Inca-Varsity Chris-
Minister of Education Hon. Shalk tian Fellowship;

University must be improved
and the top leadership both at
the University Administration
and the Council should be ad-
There should be a
strong partnership between the
University and the Private Sec-
tor and Government.
Human resources de-
Lelopment issues must be ad-
dressed including reduction In
Percentage of first degree lectur-
ers, scholarships for Maosters
and Doctoral programmes and
better remuneranion.
Rehabilitation and
upgrading of the physical plant
including laboratories, library
and buildings.
Expanding the out-
reach of the Uruverslty nanon-
wide through on line and dis-
lance education programmes.
Review student fees
and institute other cost recov-
ery mechanism through
consultancy, foreign student in-
take and Master's programnmes.

Submissions from
GAPE's re~presentative Joseph
Holder meluded the enacting o~f
legislation to regulate the engi-

needing profession.
Holder said that what pres-
ently obtains in the profession
is that persons leave the Univer-
sity with a first Degree and are
appointed as Engineers to
organizations. Tlusj. he saild. Is
undesirable since they would
have no euperence in their field.
He suggested that practical al-
tachmnents should be a require-
ment of therl jtudy. He also re-
quested that the Asiociation be
allow ed to contlhribt to the syl-
labus and be reinstated on the
University's Board
Ramejh Dookoo, arep-
resentatile of the PSC and Boani
Member of the Uruversity said that
the private sector requires gradu-
altes who are thinkers, and posses
analytical slallr, wnth practlical and
sound kinowrledge in their held of
sludy: amnongotherchanraer muls.
11us he said was Liciang in some
graduates employed m the private
sector which contributes to the
Unuversity on a regular basis.
Dookoo said it is now lime for the
Uruversity to recipmocate.
Suggestion, for the
complete removal of fees in
favour of upping the entry~ re-
quirement was made on the ba-

that a National Consultation
w~as opportune In order to chart
the way forward for the trans-
formation of the University
whrih willl enable 11 to contrib-
ute more in a SUbStantia way to
the development of the counmr.
Core issues discussed.

The need to produce
high quahty graduates since em-
plo) ers have been complaining
about the poor performance of
students coming out of the Uni-
versity \itih degrees and diplo-
mas. In this respect the admis.
siou requirements shouldbhere.
viewed and quality assurance
mechanisms instituted.
.A shift should be
made to progtummes in science,
technology andl business with a
corresponding reduction in
other prograummes-such as So.
cial Sciences.
Post Graduate
programmes must be promoted
in selected arear which can con-
tribute to national development.
Research must be in-
tensified and be a main area for
evaluation performance of aca.
demic staff.
Management of the

sis that students will strive
for excellence and up the
standard of achievement.
Other suggestions
coming from the floor w\ere
that or an incentive folr sru-
demts to enter the technology
fac-ulry, which Is not attract-
Ing n an students, the fees
For those courses should be
lowered while the social sci-
ences should be increased.
The loan scheme should
allocate a limited amount of
money for those pursuing
studies in the social sciences
while the bulk should be
given to students in the Tech-
nology Facult).
The creation of
quality distant education
courses to cater for persons
In the world of wrorkr and
online education w~ere also
suggestions put to the M1in-
were encouraged to make
written submissions if they
wish to expand on their
suggestions. Other con-
sultations are scheduled
for Berbice and Essequibo
later in the month.

The complete removal of
fees, the restructuring of
the student loan scheme
and academic courses
were some of the submis-
slons put to the Mlinister
of Education Shalk Baksh
at the first public consul-
tation on the way forward
for the University of
The consultation
held on January II, 2-008 at
the Intemational Conference
iCentre was hosted by the

present and past
students and aca-
demic staff of the ~IUniversity.
in his opening re-
marks. Almoister Sharik Baksh
exprelssd the hope that the
consultation would result In a
prescription for change that
would move UG forward since
the University wvar presently at
a cross road. The: Public Con-
sulraulon was an open forum for
the presentation of construction
points of view. He noted that
LIG has produced a strategic
plan but the Govermeznt fell

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The Ministry of Education is
at the forefront of promoting
Physical Education and
Sports in schools across
Guyana and according to
Minister of Education Hon.
Shaik Baksh his Ministry
sees this as an important
The Ministry of Education
reiterates that it strongly sup-
ports the development of
Physical Education and Sport
within the school system. This
reinforces its vision of creating
well rounded individuals through
the schools system not only in
cultural, sporting and physical
As a result, the Ministry of
Education has introduced a
Physical Education Programme

in schools. Physical Education
has also become examinable
through the Caribbean Second-
ary Education Certificate
(CSEC) since 2005.
The syllabus for the Physi-
cal Education and Sport was
completed in 2003 and circu-
lated to schools in the Carib-
bean for teaching from Septem-
ber 2003 and for the first exami-
nation in May/June 2005. It is
one of the 33 subjects that the
Caribbean Examination Council
(CXC) currently offers at that
The introduction of the
CSEC Physical Education and
Sport offering supports the no-
tion that education of Caribbean
children at the secondary level
should aim to provide not only

opportunities for the tradi-
tional academics and techni-
cal studies but also for the
Physical development of the
The Ministry has
trained Physical Educa-
tion teachers, sports orga-
nizers, coaches and stake-
holders from the Cyril
Potter College of Educa-
tion (CPCE). A National
Committee for Promotion
of Physical Education and
Sports in schools was es-
tablished in 2002.
The Ministry of Edu-
cation will continue to en-
sure that programmes and
initiatives are imple-
mented for the future de-
velopment of children.

Students perfroming during the Physical Display segment of the National Schools'
Champinionships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall

Students perfri:.Ting during the Physical Display segment of the National Schools'
Champinionships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall

Students perfroming during the Physical D~isplay segment of the National Schools'
Champinionships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall


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i hlch lurned o~ur ~ to b lepress~
H.\e woiuld be~ there flrr

tilr rhe people w ho had leprosy!
would wait at the back and hide
until everyone went away and
they would come forward," she
sadly remembered. She noted
that in those years, there were
about 120 new leprosy cases re-
corded annually; a figure that has
dropped to 24 new cases in


V;4pI B4^T .9 i e!ar
VAT .? RataUial of Land and Edd agsY~C

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) continues to simplify issues pertaining to Value Added Taix
(VAT) and provide guidance to the general public; this policy seeks to outline the rules regarding
the rental and sale of land and buildings.

Schedule II, paragraph 2 (d) of the Value-Added Tax exempts for the purposes of VAT:

Pursuan~t to the above, rent paid on housing for the purpose of private dwelling is exempt from VAT.r
However, the renttal of a building to operate a business attracts VAT at the standard rate of sixteen
percent provided that the landlord/landlady is registered to charge VAT.

The leasing or sale of leasehold land to construct a house for private dwelling is exempt also. On: the
other hand, the sale of' leasehold land, the sale of the lease or the rights to the leasehold land and t-he
leasing of land or building will attract VAT' at the stan~dar~d rate of sixteen per-cent when acquired for
business purp~oses.

It should be noted that the sale of houses constructed and sold as private residences by
registered businesses attracts VAT at the standard rate of sixteen per~cent. In andditionI. businlessess
which are registered for VAT and are involved in the continuous supply of the sale of land as part of its
taxable activity (a supply of land) are required to charge VAlT at thre standard r-ate also.

Further, the sale of land by the Ministry of Hlousing, which is a budgetary agency, is exemtpt and will
not attract VAT by virtue of Schedule 11, paragraph 2(f') of the VAT Act, which provides for the
exemption of sales by budgetary agencies.

JPerson s who still have queries with respect to VAT' are enacou raged to wr/Ilite to the Commissioner,
VA'L and Excise T'ax Department, 210)'E' Allbert a~nd C II:- olrE a StrbeetS, Bou rdla for- clarification.

Dutch, the programme got back
on its feet.
During her tenure, Dr. Rose
noted that her team conducted
many outreach clinics, particu-
larly to rural commnties, where



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NEHEMIAH students about to leave their school for the Hope Orphanage at Enmore. At
right is Director Yvonne Osman.

STUDENTS of the Nehemiah
Comprehensive School on
H~adfield Street in the city
Thursday visited old people's
homes and orphanages, do-
nating food items and toilet-
ries and gifts to inmates.
This was part of the
school's Independence activi-
ties, and is described by Direc-
tor Yvonne Osman as an exercise
to allow them the joy of sharing
with those not as well-off as
The students broke up into
three groups and visited the
Hope Orphanage at Enmore on
the East Coast, Demerara; Uncle
Eddie's Senior Citizen's Home in
the City; the Hararauni Orphan-
age on the Linden-Soesdyke

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Highway; and the office of the
Sanctuary Children's Home on
Vlissengen Road.
Besides sharing gifts. stu-
dents led inmates in community
singing, using national songs and
songs of inspiration.
Ms. Osman explained
that this exercise was for-
merly done at Christmas, but
because many other organiza-
tions engaged in like activi-
ties at that time, Nehemiah
thought it would be better at
Independence And so for the
past three years Nehemiah
students have been doing this
in Independence week.

a 1967.

PERFORMING for the elderly at Uncle Eddie's.

1Dr. Rose and current head of
Sthe leprosy programme, Dr.

tiue th d nssthavsues sa
Sin the programme to the use of
the new Multi-Drug Therapy
S(MDT) introduced in 1981. Prior
to MDT, most patients would
hav re::-t::es ntiemen't fo
tibiotics were so successful that
this was no longer necessary,
with most needing treatment for
onlye ou3earas. t thanunie tere
on treatment. There are only 48
Sat the moment.
The local leprosy
programme evolved, but in 1988
Dr. Rose retired at 64, and the
Sprogramme passed into Dr
SI Huntley's care. Dr Rose's astute
Leadership and service have
Learned her two national awards
f' the Cacique Crown of Honour
and the Golden Arrow, both of
which she received in the early
S80)s. On her return to England,

r sy wor wa ae da fur h
10 years, as she worked as a
consultant to the British Leprosy
Relief Association, which gave
her duties taking her to India,
Banngladesh and Brazil, as well as
c to some countries in Africa.
SShe now lives in England
and from time to time visits her
children, Theresa, John, Cecilia,
r Michael, Angela and Veronica,
aInd her 15 grandchildren. Ac-
ccording to Dr Rose, she comfort-
i.ably spends her days in her
I'avourite pastimes: playing the
church organ, singing in the choir,
writing, sewing and doing uphol-
sterFo loo ing Dr Huntley, Dr.
r- Alexander has since taken up
~e thle mantle, and leprosy is
i lse nod tan ever to being

accomanmodation in a residential dwellin ; or
leasehold land by way of lease (not being a grant or sale of the lease of that land) to the
extent that the subject land is used or is to be used fo~r the principal purpose of
accom modation in a residential dwelling erected or to be erected on that land.

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Ven a danar forro
By Linda Rutherford

He was there all by his lone-
some, just dancing and hav-
ing a whale of a time when,
all of a sudden, he found
himself surrounded by a host
of beautiful young women.
Must've been some dance,
'cause they all wanted him to
teach them how to do it,
it's called the forr6, (that's
'faw-haw' to us Anglophones)
and is all the rage down at the
border town of Lethem which
has just the right hick-town
r cowboy-type atmosphere for
this genre of dance that has its
-af roots in the sertio of north-east-
ern Brazil.
~ j ;~HNow, thanks to Nilson
;e Brito, with his Grecian good
looks and a group of local forr6
zealots, the craze is set to take
:~E~doff here in Georgetown with the
formation of a dance troupe
over at the Centre of Brazilian
Studies on upper Church Street
in Queenstown, where, as of
February 5, classes are being
--~-; ~"t~held on Tuesdays and Thurs-
:P According to the centre's
.?...-1.director, Leonardo Souto, the
group, which has been meeting
informally and has been in train-
ing since last June, initially

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started with around 30 or so en-
thusiasts, but is, sadly, now

ing themselves into a profes-
sional group so they could con-

the same time help others who,
like them, are also interested in
foster-ing closer ties with our
southern neighbours by learning
something of their culture.
He said that besides familiar-
izing newcomers with the basics of
forr6, such as the various rhythms
and moves associated with it, the
aim of the course, which is of two
months duration, is to try to help
themhave abetter understanding of
Brazilian culture as whole through
the use of texts, still photographs,
video presentations and perhaps
Offered both at the basic
and intermediate levels, the
course comprises the teaching
of traditional forr6, called
Forr6 P6-de-serra (translated
foot-of-the-mountain) in Portu-
guese, and the more contempo-
rary Forr6 Universitfirio, which,
according to Sergi? Gonzaga,
nephew of Luiz Gonzaga, the
man who popularized forr6, is
generally associated with college
kids and groups like Rastap6
and Falamansa, two of the more
internationally recognized expo-
nents of forr6.
Notably absent from the
programme is the Forr6
Estilizado, which some say is a
bit on the 'tacky' side because
of its pop influences certainly
not in keeping with the culture
of the sertho, meaning that part
of Brazil that is renowned for
its semi-arid climatic conditions.
Among areas that fall into this
category are parts of the states
of Alagoas, Bahia, Pernambuco,
Parafba, Rio Grande do Norte,
Cearji and Piaul, all in north-
eastern Brazil.
In the case of the Forr6, P~d-a-
serra, Gonzaga explained during an
interview with New York ITunes'
Seth Kugel, the accompanying mu-
sicians are heavily dependent on
three main instruments: namely the
accordion, the triangle and some-
thing called a zabum~ba, a type of
bass drum.
Well! What more can we tell
you about Nilson that you
don't already know? For start-
ers, he's 23; handsome as the
devil; comes from a place in Boa
Vista called Jardim Equatorial: is
the penultimate of five children;
and is eaHl a nnr-abo at ea
ricultural family.
A professional dancer, he
previously worked for many
years with Lingua Solta and
Coco Ralado, two popular forr6
dance bands at home in Brazil,
swherei' o ub coing ted
have musicians, but singers and
dancers as well, just like Ma-
donna and Beyonce and the lot.
They also spell big business,
Nilson said, as many of them
have gone on to become "very
big companies."'
Asked how he happened to
be here, Nilson said he initially
came to visit with some friends
of his, got to like the place, and
decided to stay on to learn En-
And, about his penchantfo
dancing? It's a thing with him,
he says. He just likes to dance;
he dances all the time. Actually,
he's been at it since he was quite
young; from around 14, he says.
Dancmng energises him, he says,
so one can safely say that it's a
hbHe, hh wever, hopes to be
able to knuckle down to some

suies s:I" day a"he s

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StC 0 r prhsn.

Specat o bial Picesn foltrr lFiaebrayO L
tiii918 tli ste yer aie IlfAT.-n :.2 :.

Below, 10 nine letter words have been broken into chunks of three I 2 1IG ~e-5` 2
letters. These chunks have been mixed up, no chunk is used twice and I
all chunks are used. Can you determine what the 10 words are? 3 3 3 3

ent sen oom ush ie cro 1 dark blue 4 light green 7 yellowlgold
cla rbr ise lis ssr lig 2 light blue 5 brown/copper
hal mar htn age ess new 3 da rk green 6 orange/peach
sag clo gar ion ing oth
enc ine col our erw cod

Optical Illusion
'es!Muaylo 'qsnaqJisy 'ae~enocue 'uroo~ssela 'uojs! joo .el!p~ooo~o ua~estwaN Which soldier is taller?
Use a ruler to measure them.
Place the following words f I~"" II ~ ~7, C4C~~~~
into the WORD SEARCH


Note, Jupiter is NOT in the
list. ,

Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008


Story Time

At the end of each school
day and especially on
F'ridays, we would evolve z
into a bunch of excited \ *
primary school children 3r
making games of anything
that catches our fancy.
Our favourite sports included =-~
playing 'duck and drake'.
breaking the surfacce of the
water with bricks inducing
fishermen to cast their nlets /% aa~
amiss and testing our aim on
anything in the Cummings
Canal. The mulffled pop of /---~~~ i~~T' J1
light bulbs. the shattering of
glass bottles and the dull th~ump on the snouts of crocodiles were trophies to made us glow and
brag: and boast of our marksmanship for weeks. For all three activities, we would dislodge
bricks in the road and transfer them to the canal despite admonition from grownups. It was a
challenge and fun evading the watchful eye of residents. Brick by brick, we dug potholes after
potholes in thle street and filled the canal causing blockages and floods with which gr-ownups
had to deal. We were unmindfull of the distress caused.
Now, many, many years later, that my car was stuck in one of those potholes created by
me, a smile came to my face. But my son in the passenger seat next to me couldn't
understand why I had a smirk on my face while the vehicle was stuck and he was late for
school. I tried to explain what 'clean' fun we had back then. His response was to turn
back to his killing exercises on his video game, saying, 'This is fun, dad.'

2/22/2008, 4:31 PM


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DispatmentDiscilinePositions No. of vacanies
Refrieato Letrri/II 1
Electrical Electrical Installation Lecturer y1/ 1
Electrical Erigineering I cturer TI I 1
Agrculur Mahinry Lecturer I/HI 2
Mechanical Motor Vehicle R urrI/I- 1
Ftig &Mchnn Lecturer I/11 1
Land Suvyn Land Surveying. L ecturer II I
Science Science Lecturer II 1
General Mathematics & English Language Lecturer II 1

1. Lecturer:
Gjuyana Technical Education Examination (GTEE) Advanced Craft
Certificate or equivalent qualification in the relevant field PLUS 3 years
2.Lctrlevant experience.
Bachelor's Degree: or equivalent qualification in the relevant field PLUS 3
years relevant experience. O

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

Applications and detailed C.V. with copies ofAcademic/Professional qualifications must be
addressed to:
The Chairman
GTI Board of~lovernors

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

N~ot later than Wednesday, March 31I, 2008 at 15:30 h.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Suitably qualified persons are invited to express interest in the position of Audit Director as
described below:

Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should preferably have obtained:

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

Post-graduate Degree in Busitiess Manlagement, Finance, Economics or other related field
plus four (4) years post qualificattion experience in a senior accountinglauditing


Degree in Accountancy or equivalent plus four (4) years at the level of Audit Manager:


A Senior Professional employee with over nine years experience acquired through a
combination of on-thle-job training and planned courses of development and instruction of
which five (5) years should be at the level ofAudit Manager.

The incumbent would be responsible for:

Preparing appropriate plans and properly managing the Bitsiness Unit;
Ensuring that the plans are properly implemented;
Playing a key leadership role in the implementation of all aspects of the operations; and
'Ensur~ing thlat the results achieved are consistent \vith thtd L-aw~s of Guyana and thle Audit
Act in particular.

Detailed information on the terms of references call be obta ined fromn

The Humnan R~esources Di isioin
Audit Offtice of Guyana
63 High Street
T'el. No. ?25-1030
F;mail: delau I.v tobin~i~audit.org.gy~


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

Technical Teacher Training inl Education

Apphicants must possess the Guyana T~chmb~al Education E~xamination (GTEE)~ Advanced
Certificate or equr? alent snd twro I "' sea~rrs reaching ex~periduce in~ any Technical Subject.

,Application forms w III be awalablle at Ilhe Government Technmical Inlstitute (Admin office)
;j ebo~reapy.4. 2(00 ber wee~rn ii.00l and I 6 00~h h, Mondlaly hrllrjlc Fridays:
iPlease nort6'that Aprl 5.O.r I00 Is he dendhn ie!o uplift applicbition ~forms.

:Onwcuzirike 'Patrick C~hinedu
`Principal (hg.)


oy"~lK ~~~y I Nc Ure ~

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


Agricultural Mechanics (Full-Time or Evening).
Bricklaying and Concreting (Fdill-Time or Evening
'Carpentry and Joinery (Full-Time or Evening) .
Electrical Installation (Full-Thtte, Day-Releacr~se or ivening):
Fitting and Machining (Full-Tiine, Day-Release of ~Evening)
Motor Mechanics (Full-Time, Day-Release or Avyelling
Plumbing (Full-Time or Evening) .
Radio and Electronics Servicing (Full-Time.gir-Ev~ejing)
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (Full-Time or E~vening)
Welding (Full-Time or Evening)


Architectural Drawing (Evehigs Onlly)
Biuildine &5 Civil Construction (Day-Release)
SElectric 1 Engineering (Daf-Re~lease)
Mechanical Engineering (Day-Release)
Telecommunications (Eveniings Only)


Building & Civil Engineermng (Two Years Full-Time)
Electrical Engineering (Twvo Years Full-Time)
Mechanical Engineering (Two Years Full-Time}
Scince (Two Years Full-Time)
Land Surveying (Two Years Full-Time)


Ordinary Diploma in Commerce (Tw~o Year Full-Time)
Ordinary Diploma in Secretarial Science ('Twio Years Full-Time)
Ordinary Certificate in Secretarial Science (Two Years Evening)
Ordinary Certificate in Cdmmerce (Two Years. Evening)


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


:6;1 Certificatl


1 Applicants must be at least Fifteen (15) Years Old on thq, 31"August 2008, to be
:eligibi eto attend Full-Time Courses andh Eighteen (18) Ye'ars Old by the said date,
to attend Day-Release or Evening C urses.

2i For thd Craft Courses, applicants dusthave successfully completed the S~condary
Schools Proficienlcy Examinations Parts I and 11, or attained a sound secondary
Education (completion of Form Four)

3:. For aill other courses. applicants most possess at least,three (3) subjects at the G.C.E
'O' Level or CXC Gieneral Proficienicy Level.

4- Entrance tests will be conducted at the Giovernment Technical Institute, Gjeorgetown on
the following days:-

Wednesday, 16th April, 2008

Thursday, 17"' April, 2008

Friday, I 8'h April, 2008

- Craft Courses

- Technician Courses

- Business Courses and Information

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Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

2. C Division 4. Chief of Staff is Commodore G Best
5. President Bharat Jagdeo

You were asleep, you woke up, the bed shaking, household articles crashed on the floor,
and you may hear dogs barking, suddenly the shaking stopped. It was a tremor or earth-

An earthquake is a sudden vibration of the earth's surface which may be violent enough
to cause great damage. The vibration is caused by the movement of rocks against each other,
beneath the earth's surface.

Here are some things to prepare pupils for an earthquake.
Gather the pupils of your class-
Discuss what you should do if the earth quake strike
Select a place where everyone would meet to practice earthquake drills.
Name safety spots in each school room.
Practice first aid and how to use the fire extinguisher.
Make a list of essential things which should be kept in school water, medications,
flash light and radio.

What to do when the shaking begins?
If you are inside the building:
oGo a few steps to a safety spot you have selected.
o Stay away from windows, tall cupboards and other furniture that could fall.
o Crouch under the heavy desk or table in the safety area.
oKeep still and hold on to the desk or table until the earthquake is over.

If you are outside, find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, electrical poles and lines.

After the tremor is over:
*Remain calm
Find out if anyone is injured
*Give first aid
Listen to the radio for instructions
*Inspect the building if it is safe to go home alone.

A volcano is an opening in the earth's surface through which melted rocks knlow as lava,
ashes and gases escape through the opening with explosive force.

Volcanoes exist in three stages
*Active Volcano can erupt anytime
Dormant Volcano quiet or mnactive
*Extinct Volcano can no longer erupt

Some Volcanoes of the Caribbean are;-
o South Soufriere in Measterrat
o Mount Soufriere of Sprincent
o Mount Pele of Illartinique
o Soufriere of St Luclaia

Pictures of volcano

Hoods ca cause: in Guyana 2005
o deaths
o destruction to building and property
o the washing away of land and spread harmful sedimrents
o diseases and epidemis
o pollution of water supplied

Hloods may be premdulby-
oplanting txces and grass
o building of sea- walls along ocean shore lines or river banks.
oInstallation of D~rainage Pomps

Forest Fires
Fire is the worst enemy of the foest.
It destroys:
millions of aces of valuable timber
young trees and small plants
wild life birds, animals and fish

Forest fires can ber caselb:
* Eghtening
* the sun's heat on the died grass
* persons who left fine nramageed

Fw wha Forest fhas burn millions of hctares wea year
Look at your atlas.
Identify and name ssome of the countries which suffer from earthquakes and volcanoes.
Discuss things that y~our family can do to prepare for an earthquake.

Exercise 1
Complete these sentences using the words earthquake, flood, hurricane and volcano
1. Tropical winds in the Caribbean is knlow as
2 The eruption of lawa is known as a
3. Heavy rains and fligh tides can cause
4. The sudden vibration of the earth's surface is knnown as
5. Explain the wouleredion.

Hope you enjoy the Mb~ashamani Float Parade.Keep on reviewing your work;. IcLoo
for your exercises as from~ n~ex week. Continue to be disciplined children.

Eruption of Volcano

Floods occur when river or lakes overflow their banks or when the sea rises above high
tides. This happens during the rainy seasons when the water from the rivers does not drain


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Responses to last week
Exercise 1.

3. Evaporation is the process by which liquids change into vapour
and disappear e.g. wet clothes on the clothes line have become dry
after some time.

Condensation is the process by which the water vapour forms
into clouds and become thick,dark and heavy.

Precipitation is the process by which the thick, dark and heavy
clouds fall as rain,

Two properties of water are explained by its polar nature.
O Cohesion is the property of water where water sticks to water,
CAdhesion is the property of water in which water sticks to other
substances. eg. A bandaid sticks to the skin.

What is a suspension?
A suspension is a heterogeneous fluid containing solid particles that are
sufficiently large for sedimentation. An example of suspension would be
sand in water. The suspended particles are visible under a microscope and
will settle overtime if left undisturbed. In a solution, the dissolved
substances do not exist as a solid.

A suspension of liquid droplets or fine solid particles in a gas is called an

Common examples of suspension are:
O::Mud, or muddy water, is where soil, clay or silt particles are
suspended in water.
OFlour suspended in water, as seen below.

4. Mars

5. Jupiter.

This week we are going to look at Mixtures.
What are Mixtures?
Mixtures are formed by mixing physically (not chemically) substances
together. The substances in a mixture can be present in any amount. The
substances in a mixture retain their own properties. The parts of a mixture
can be separated out by simple physical means.

Mixtures can be categories as heterogeneous or homogeneous.
*Heterogeneous mixtures do not appear to be the same
throughout. Concrete, conglomerate rock as well as oil and
vinegar are all heterogeneous mixtures. The particles are large
enough to be seen and can be separated from the mixtures.

The following are examples of mixtures.

OChalk dust suspended in water
ODust particles suspended in the air.
Filtration is a technique used either to remove impurities from an organic
solution or to isolate an organic solid. There are two types of filtration
commonly used. They are:
DGravity filtration
O Vacuum or suction filtration

Gravity filtration
Gravity filtration is the method of choice to remove solid impurities from an
organic liquid. The "impurities' can be a drying agent or an undesired side
product or leftover. Gravity filtration can be used to collect solid product,
although generally vacuum filtration is used for this purpose, because it is

Hot filtration requires fluted filter paper and careful attention to the
procedure to keep the apparatus warm but covered so that solvent does not

Procedure for standard gravity filtration
,Select and fold the filter paper:. select the size of filter paper,
when folded, will be a few millimetres below your glass funnel..
Fold the paper into a cone by first folding it into half, and then
in half again.

*Homogeneous are very well mixed. Solutions are
homogeneous mixtures. In a solution one substance is dissolved
into another. The particles in a solution are atoms, ions or
molecules. The particles are obviously too small to be seen and
will not separate out on standing. Solutions have two parts:
> Solvent: the substance which does the dissolving.

> Solute: the substance which gets dissolve.

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foldim alf

A pile of sugar Table salt dissolving in water

Water is a solvent which can dissolve thousands of substances. Water is
often called the universe; solvent because it dissolves many materials.
Substances like oil which do not dissolve in water are called insoluble.

A major property of water is that it is a polar molecule. This property is due
to how the compound water forms. The oxygen end has a slight negative
charge and the hydrogen end has a slight positive charge. The positive end

of a water molecule is attracted to the negative end of another water

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i..; Filter the solution: support the glass timnel with a ring. Wet
the filter paper with the solvent to be used in the procedure. Pour
the mixture to be filtered through the funnel.

H Hydrogen
O -Oxygen

fr1y yourI ownI expeimentICII atf hlome~. It canl be ver.y exciting.

Other molecules which are polar are attracted to the ends of water

Herec wle comnne to anl endr of ourc~ lssonts. Look out,. flwrrm nex~ w1eek you wcill
be givenr qurestionls basedl onl all thc lessonls. So, star~~rt or re'isionl.

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The Government of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) for the New Amsterdam to Moleson Creek Road
Rehabilitation Project. One component of the Project is to conduct a Feftsibility Study

The Government of Guyana (GoG) through the Ministry of Public Works and
Communications (MPW&C) proposes to construct a new bridge to replace the current
floating bridge subject to the confirmation of technical, economically financial and
operational viability of possible options. The main objective of thip Project is to
evaluate alternative development options for the crossing of the d~eme ~ara River. This
evaluation will cover engineering, economic, financial, social and ienv:iromrnental
aspects. :

The Works Services Grouip now invites eligible Constiltancy Firms frdm any member
country of the IDB to submit their expression of interest which must include details of
work in the same area of specialization.

Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained upon request fr-om the' under-mentioned
address during normal working hours.

The overall responsibility for the performance of the duties described in the Terms of
Reference shall be undertaken by the Team Leadler. The total duration of the study
should not exceed six months.

tThe selection of the shortlist will be based on qualifications tid relevatit experience of

In terestd fim are reqi red to sbmiit their E p eso f n s yIi rh21 0 8

Applications mastbe placed ine aealed envelope and address d to:
The Coordinator
Works Services Giroup
Ministry of Public Works
Wight's Lane, Kingston

Applications mu'st be clearly marked at the top lefthand corner "PROVISION OF

Further in ora ion may be obtained from the ff ie of the Coordinator, Wiorks :
Services Gioup, Night' sLane:, Kingston, Gieorgetovn.

Phone: 592-22-60650 ext. 108, Fax: 592-22-52689, E-mail:ws~gag~evielssy~om

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

3. Eligibility, origin and evaluation criteria

a) Eligibility and origin: Supply firms from EU member States and ACP' countries,
signatories to the Cotonon Agreement.
b) Evaluation: see t-ender document

4 Location and deadline

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

5. Project authorities

a) Contracting authority: The Goveniment of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
represented by the Minister of Financ~e, Main & Urqluhart St. Georgetown, Guyana,
including his duly aurthorised representatives and permitted assignees.

b) Supervisor: T'he Chief Sea &i River Defence Officer, Ministry of Public Works and
Commtmnications, Fort Street, Kingston, Gieorgetown or his appointed assignee.

6. Tender documlents

a) Type of tender: Open International Tender
b) T'enus on which tender documents may be obtained:

The tender document can be purchased from: The Sea &r River Defence Division of
*Ministry of Public W~orks & Communications, Fort Street, Kingston. Georgetown,
Giuyana, against paylrent of the n n-repundable GS 10,000, the address in (c), (d)

(c) Inspection of the tender documents in Ihe country~ of the Corntracting Authority:
The Chief Sea &t River Defence Offi~cer, Fort Strieet, Kingston, Georgetown,
(d) Inspection of a tender inl a Member Satak:
Of fices of the Commission of the~ Europeanl Commun~ities (see address below)

7. Language, receipt and opening of tl e tenders

a) Language: English
b) Date and time (local) for receipt oP tenders: 15S'" April. 200 at 9:00 h
c) Address for the receipt: The Chaidanatt National Procuremerit anld Tender'
Administration Board Ministry of Finance, Mlain & Ulrg rt Streets,
Georget~own, Gluyatna.
d) Date and timle (local) for opening pf tenders: 1 5'h April 2008 ht 9:00 h
(e)- Address for the opening: As in (c) above.

~. Deposits and guarntees

(a) Tender Guarantee: 7,500 EUROS

(b) Perforinance guarantee: 10% of coluract price
9. Site visit: not applicable

to. Further information

): a~EFERENCES: If the State of theotracting authority is one of the Af ican,
Caribbean anld Pacifi;c States which s signatory to the AC:P-EC Par'tnerdhip
Agreement signed at Cotonou~on 23 Jiune 2000 as amnepded on 25 J1une 20j05
Decision No 2/2002 ofACP-EC Cotuncil of Ministers published in OJL 310 of

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Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

Page XXI

Notice of preqluailifcanonn No.EUROPC)IEAID/1/2637/SUP/G Vi'l
Iisued by: Thle Govertlnment of` the Co-operative Republic of CUYANLA
fo)i a project identifiedl for financing by thle E!I.Iuropea Commn~i]ty (EC1).

I .- Y rolfcctidentification and financing


: :

Title: Supply of~ Equipment & Mcateriais for Emergenlcy Sea Defence Works
Number: 9 ACP GjUA 005
Source of financing: European Develppment Fund (EDF)
Status of the 11nanlcinlg: Approved

2. Contract identification

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AlZ 01mer Ts / /

(BBC News) Computers can diagnose Alzhelmer's disease .the accuracy of diagnosis is only about 85%.
faster and more accurately than experts, research suggests. The new method works by teaching a standard computer the
University College L~ondon researchers say their work may help differences between brain scans from patients with proven
ensure patients are diagnosed earlier, increasing the chances of ef- Alzheimer's, and people with no signs of the disease.
fective treatment. The two conditions can be distinguished with a high degree of
Their.study, published in the journal Brain, found computers accuracy on a single clinical MRI scan.
can identify brain damage caused by Alzheimer's with an accuracy Researcher Professor Richard Frackowiak said: "The advantage
as high as 96%6. of using computers is that they prove cheaper, faster and more ac-
At present a definitive diagnosis is usually only possible after curate than the current method of diagnosis.
death. "The new method makes an objective diagnosis without the need
Alzheimer's is caused by the build up in the brain of plaques for human intervention.
and tangles of brain tissue filaments, which causes tissue to start "This will be particularly attractive for areas of the world where
wasting away. there is a shortage of trained clinicians and when a standardised
It is currently diagnosed using a combination of brain scans, reliable diagnosis is needed, for example in drug trials."
blood tests and patient interviews, but distinguishing the disease Professor Frac'kowiak emphasised that as symptoms only
from other forms of dementia is difficult, and time consuming, and emerge after a considerable amount of damage has already

The Guyana Elections Commissioh (GECOM) is currently conducting a House-to-House Registration exercise which
will conclude on JULY 4, 2008.
Whor Can Register:
Anyone who will be 14 years or older by 30'q June, 2008, and is. a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a.citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, is eligible for registration during
this House-to-House Registration exercise.
How To Appiv For Registration:
*Ensure that you are at home when the GrECOM Registration Team visits. Appropriate public announcements
will be made at the local level prior to the visit of a Registration Team to your immediate locality.
*You must be in possession of the following source documents as might be necessary to support~ your
application for registration:- .
i. Original Birth Certificate issued by the General Register Office or a valid G~uyana Passport
ii. Original Mlarriage Certificate (and original birth certificate) in the case of a name change by way of
iii. Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate - in the case of any change of name by Deed Poll.
iv. Original Naturalization Certificate issued by the Minis~try of H-ome Affairs and original' birth
certificate/valid passport --in the case of naturalization. Evidence (photo~copy/duplicate) of an
application having been made for naturalization will not be accepted.
Baptismal Certificates, expired passports, photocopies of relevant documents or documents from Priests,
Elders, Head Masters, Village Captains/Touchous and Justices of the Peace, nor existing lD Cards, WILL NOT
be acceptable as source documents for registration.

All persons who will be eligible for registration, but arf3 not in possession of the relevant supporting documents()
above stated are urged to take immediate steps to acqluire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during the H-ouse-to-House Registration exercise.
Give only true and correct information to the Registration Clerk. It is an offence that is punishable by law to
give false information for registration.
*Ensure that your photograph and all of your fingerprints are taken by the Registration Clerk.
On completion, yourr application and photograph will be forwarded tofthe GECOM Secretarial for
completion of the Registration process.
Persons who are registered during the House-to-House Registration exercise will be included in the new
National Register of Registrants Database. If you are not registered, a National Identification Card will not be issued
to you.

It is the civic duty and legal responsibility of all Guyanese who will be 14 years old and older by 30"'' Jun~e, 2008 to
apply fo~r registration under this house-to-house registration exercise. By so domng, yout would also be ensuring that
you are included on the official lists of electors for future elections if you meet the other eligibility criteria.
225 0)277-9, 226 1651, 226 1 652,223 9650
OR VISIT 1ITHE GEC:OM WEBSITIE at http://www.rrecom.org~yv

Dr Susanne Soreasen, of the Alzheimer's Society, said: "Cur-
rently, MRI imaging is not routinely used in diagnosing the dis-
eases causing dementia.
"This paper puts a strong case for the wider use of this tech-
Dr Sorensent said it was vital the National Dementia Strategy
.currently being produced by the government makes early diagnosis
a high priority.
Rebecca Wood, of the Alzheimer's Research Trust, said: "This
promising computer aided technique could act as a second opinion
to increase the accuracy of a doctors diagnosis.
"However, this research is in the early stages and further analy-
sis is required to understand the full benefits and accuracy of this
technique and to see if it can be fased to assess the effectiveness of
.new drugs."
It is estimated that over 700,000 people in the UK( are cur-
rently living with dementia, of which Alzheimer's is the most
common form.

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(BBC News) Regular unintentional daytime dozing may
be an early warning sign of stroke in elderly people, say
US researchers.
For those: who had a habit of nodding off, the risk of stroke
was two to four times higher than for those who never fell asleep
in the day. a study found.
Speaking at the International Stroke Conference, the team
advised doctors to check out older people who found they were
droppmg off in front of the TV.
The study asked 2,.000 people how often they dozed off
in different situations.
These included while watclung TV, sitting and talking to
someone, sitting quietly after a lunch without alcohol and stop-
png briegkm o traffi wver the .xir two years w~as 2.6 times
greater for people who reported "some dozing" compared to
those with no dozing.
Among those who reported --significanl dozing" the risk was
4.5 time higher
Tlhe researchers also round the nsk of heart attack or death
from vascular disease was increased.
Study leader, Dr Bernadette Boden-Albala, assistant pro-
fessito of neurology at Columble University. New York. said:
'-Those: are significant numbers. We were surpnsed that the im-
pact was that high for suc~h a ihor period of time."
Previous research has shown that people who suffer
from sleep apnoea short periods when breathing stops
during sleep have an lurcrased stroke ~risk.
It could be that daytime sleepiness is a sign~of sleeping
poorly at night because of sleep apnoea.
'Given what's known now, it s worth assessing patients
for, slree problems." Dr Boden-A~lbala said
''If patients are moderately or slgmlficantly dozing, physl
cians need to think about sending them for funher evaluation."
She added other studies had shown people were not get-
ting: enough rleep. making them consiste~ntl) tired.
"'But the real question is: ."What are we doing to our bod-
ies?'. Sleepiness obviously puts us at risk of stroke."
Dr H-emtnich Audebren, consultant stroke physician at Guy's
and St Thomas' Hospital in London said the findings seemed
"Sleep apnoea is a risk factor for stroke and io Mlediterra-
nean countries the siesta is associated with a little bit of an
~increased daytime risk of Stroke."
He explained that padtlnts with sleep apnoea had increased
boOe ote po Instialas so h findings coukf be p~revi-
ous undiagnosed minor strokes causing damage to the brain and
leading to more sleepiness during th~e day, he said.
"What we really encourage is that all patients who have
breaks in sleeping in the night should have~ sleep apnoea screen-
Around 150,000 people in the UK have a sti~oke every

Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

occurred in the brain it is important to make an accurate dl-
agnosis early to improve the chances of effectively preventing
further deterioration.
He said: "The next step is to see whether we can use the tech-
nique to reliably track progression of the disease in a patient.
"This could prove a powerful and non-invasive tool for screening
the efficacy of new drug treatments speedily, without a need for

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Toyota Corolla AE 100 Mlotor Car No. PJJ 71186

Vehicle can be viewed at GBTIVreed-endHoop Branch, between the
hours of 8*00 hr to 16:00 br on Mlonday to Friday.

Individual sweld bid marked'Bid for Vehile' must be sent no later
thanF~ili.11areh ?th, 2008 by 17:00 hr to:

The Officer-in-Charge
Human RESOurCES & Administration Department
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47/48 Water Street

*The Bank reserves the right to refuse the highest or anyl bid.

Cooperative Republic of Guy~ana
Mirinstry ofHealth, Health Sector Dev~elopmentrl Unit
World Banrk HIV'/AIDS Prevention andl Control Project
Supply and Delivery of Sexually Transmitted Infection Drugs

1. The Miinistry o!fHea~lh has received a G~ranrt from the WYorld Banlk toward thle cost
of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Conltrol, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
of this Granrt to payments under the contract for Supply and Delivery of Sexu~ally
transmitted InfectionI Drugs.

3.The Minristr7y of Health, Health Sector Developmenlt Unit now invites sealed bids
from eligible bidders for the above mentioned drugs.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
procedures specified mn the World Bank's Gulideline~s: Procuremllent ulnder IBR ~fl
Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries
as defined in the Guidelines-

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtisin thrther information from thle Health
Sector Developmet~l Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given
below from Monday to Friday between 8:00 h to 16 h

6. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon
payment of a nonrefundable fee of five thousand Guyana dollars (G$5,000). The
method of payment will be by manager or company cheque. The document will
be sent by email.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before Tuesday, March 18,
2008 at 9.00 h local time All bids must be accompanied by a bid security of one
hundred and nine thousand eight hundred and seventy' four- Gya~naa dollars
(G$i109,874). Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of
the bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below at 9.00 h
local time on Tuesday March 18,2008 All bids must clearly mark the name of the
Proj ect and the address below.

Address of Bid Submission

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administraution Board
Ministry oflrinanzce
Main and Urquhart Streets
Do not opent before Tuesday, March 18, 2008fat9.00 h

For Bid Clarification Purposes

Ministry oflcealth, Health Sector D~evelopmentt Unit
Attention: Mr P~rakash Sookdeo
Georgetown Public: Hospital Corpor-ation Compound
East Street
Telephone No: 225-3470, 226-6222, 226-2425
Fax N~o.: 225-6559
Email: procure~mentr~hivwv.uvov ps~ookdleo~,hi:v.goy g

%ztliornal Eorornomic-Sury 7""74?9 r

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

"I received a questionnaire for the economic survey. Is it compulsory to
rep.o ne you have received a questionnaire, you must report. Any business that
falls to do so, In an accurate and timely manner, is breaking the law and may be
penalized .
..what law is that?"
Subt-sectlon 1 of Section 9j of the Statistics Ordinance 1965, and the revised
Bureau of Statistics Act 1992 It Is a legal obligation, under this law, to provide data
that has been requested by the Bureaui.
**Do other countries also do this?"
Yes. Trinidad, for example, does one every year; the USA does an economic
census every five years, monthly, quarterly and annual economic surveys.

"I received a questionnaire, but other businesses I know of did not. Why did I

Ths ise w hAPL Esd y "In an economic CENSUS, all businesses receive
questionnaires, but due to time and resource constraints, we cannot do a full
e-conomic census. We are therefore doing a sample survey, in which businesses
are randomly selected (that is, each has an equal chance of being chosen).

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

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

chaus eGquya's e nnoi pnrofl ma ranged significantly in the last several
years, and while we all have opinions on what it looks like now, only hard data can
give us the facts. International trends have affected our economy; also, some
industries that used to support our economy are declining or encountering difficult
times and other, newer industries are emerging. For example, when the last survey
was done, there was not a single I nternet cafe~; now there are numerous cafes. New
aspects of the economy must be properly accounted for to help people like you, the
business owner or potential investor, make wise business decisions. We also use
the data for compiling the GDP.

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

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

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

Contact Us:
Bureau of Statistics, Avenue of the Republic & Brickdam, Greorgetown
Tel # 227- 1155 (ask for the National Accounts Dept) / Fax #f 226-2036
Emil': nlatace(~!ts~tiStiticsquvaanaeov~gyv
Website: www.statisticsauvana.gov.gy (See Economic Survey link for fiuther

taun ~ay unronicle I-e ruary L4, .( Ut

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We publish below, for general information, a list of areas; that are now available for allocation in 2008 as State Forests Permissions (see Section 6 of the Forests Act,
Chapter 67:01) and State Forest Exploratory Permits (Isee section 1 of State Forest Exploratory Permit, 1999)

Any person desirous of making an application for a State Forests Permission for any of the areas listed below is requested to make such application at the nearest Forest
Station no later than the 29th February 2008. Appi~caPtion forms are available at all Forest stations: in addition, the. form may be downloaded from our website at
htto: I /www.forestry.eovr~ay

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure thatthe iishmber stocking of any area applied for meets his or her requirements.

Successful applicants are required to pay acreage and others licence fees before commencement of operation.

Persons desirous of making an application for a State Forest Exploratory Permit for any of the areas listed below are requested to make such application at the Georgetown
Office, not later than 14th March, 2008.

Application forms are available directly from the Commissioner of Forests or Deputy Commissioner of Forests (Forests Resources Management Division) at the Georgetown
Office or can be dowvnloaded from the GFC website.

Only serious invrestors should apply for State Forests Exqploratory Permits.

James Singh
Commissioner afForests




6,705 acrets, 2,713
Bee 01 Right BamclnkHornuHriver 38E SE) hctares
6,918 acres 2,799
Bce0 02 Left Bank Yohrknrnb Rier (38 SW Iheetares ._
4,801 acres 1,943
Bce0 03 Right Bank Toranl Creekr Left Bank Bartica Cteekt 38 lNE SE) heCtares 444~~~4444~~~444

Bee 04 Righ~t tBank Berbiierrr NYorth Torani canal3Pk 2,0 acres 812
Be SLef Bak rawaco ver, Right Bank Mibirikunrn Riser{G9~ 4,986 cacrs 2,018

Bee 06 Righft BcCankCof Riv~erLeft bank mariners Riuer ##6 NE) 6 769 hcp
12,860 acrecs 5, 204
Bee 07 Left Bank Confje River, Right Bank Alligator Riveri 1(46 NE hectares
Right Bank Berbie RiverLeft Bank Sari Creek, ighLt Bank 1,158 acres 469
Bcee08 fTarunamaCreek(38 NE) hectares
2,510 acres 1,016
Bee 09 Right Bank Stri Creek, Right Bank Berbice River 138 NEI heetares

1405 acres 569
Dem 01 Left Bank Anarikta River (28 SW) hectares
West St CurthbertsRight Bank Moblisa RiverLeft Bank 6,107 oacrs, 2,471
Dem 02 KairurtiRivuer 28 SEl hectares
2974 acres 1203
Dem 03 Right Bank Moblissa RiverWest St Cuthbert's M~ission (28 SE) hectares
7225 acres 2,924
Dem 04 Left Bank &b Rightr Bank Morn Creek {20 SWI hectares


Right Bank Itwun River, Left Bank Haradabu CreekRight 1,502 acres 608
Dem 21 Bank Koria Creek (7E3 W hectares
Right Bank Arakabucsa-Kuyahla Creek,Left bank Darinmanar 13s347 acres 5,401
Dem 22 or HurikinCreek(3SE hectares
4,868 acres 1970
Dem 23Rgh Bank Kibilibiri River Lf Bank Eberoabo River (5N) hectares
Right Bank Harawia CreekL~eft Bank Wartilla River, South 8,321 acres 3,367
Dem 24 Santa Aratak (20SW.2 NW hectares
Right Bank Wiwrui riverLeftBank Kaikotin Creek (37,NE,SE, 18,218 acres 7,373
Dem 26 38 NWSW hectares
Right &S Left Bank Karakara river,Right Bank Warawarairu 5,613 acres 2,271
Dem 27 creek 37NE hectares
9,893 acres 4,003
Dem 28 LetBank Anadabo River 29SW,38 N)hectares
16,557 acres 6,700
Dem 29 RhtBank Anadabo River 29SW.38 N hectares
Left Bank Ilik~abuto River Right Bank Urarikuru River [36 8,072 acres 3,266
Dem 30 NE.37 N)hecares
Right Bank Essequibo RiverLeft Bank Illikabuta river (36 NE 6,844 acres 2,770
Dem 31 37NW hectares
Right Bank Essequibo River,Right Bank Dehalibanna river 8,472 acres 3,429
Dem 32 (6NE 37 N hectares

1450 acres 587
Ess 01 LetBank EsqioRiverRqt Bank Arakwa River (19 S)hectares
1267 acres 513
Ess 02 Lf BankEseub RiverLf Bank Groete River 19SE hectares
SRight Bank Potaro River, Right Bank Greenheart Creek (43 17,483 acres 7,075
Ess 03 NE44 N hectares
8,653 acres 3,502
Ess 04 Lf Bank Arunamai River 1 1 SE12SW hectares
left Bank Pomeroon River,Right Bank kamakara Creek, Right 7,507 acres 3,038
Ess 05 Bank Isororo river (12 NW. W hectares
EsO Lef Bank Aripiako River,Right Bank Aripink~o Creek (12 1,781 ares 721
5,305 acres 2147
Ess 08 Rqh Bartk Potaro River Lf Bank Manapr Creek (3NE hectares

North West
Right Bank Aruau River,Left Bak Wanakai River, Right Bank 4,086 acres 1,654
Nwd 01 lurukaikuru River (SW,5 NW) ectares
Right Bank Aruau River,Left Bank Naboni River, Right Bank 6,460 acres 2,614
Nwd 02 Sawaikuru River (5 N hectres
Right Bank Aruau River, Left Bank Sawaik-uru Creek,~Left 7,480 acres 3,027
Nwd 03 Batk Naborti rivr.Rih Bank Kuara River 5N}hectares

State FOFWst xpoi f PerRit
SFEP Right Bank Mara-Mara, Left Bank Pum~ni River,Left Badl 100,691 acres
01 EaaoRiver (18 SWS,2 NWNE 40748 heetarres
SFEP Left Bank Mazaruni River,Left Bank Morabisi River, Right 83,363 acres
04 Bank TaruRiver 2SW35W3353hectares

The GFC advises that the State Forest Exploratory Permits (SFI:P's) 02 and 03
which were advertised as available for allocation in Guyana Chronicle and
Kaieteur News dated Sunday 27i-1-2008, and Sunday 3-2-2008 have been writhdr~awn
from the list of areas available for allocation.

Applications will therefore not be accepted for these two areas (SFEP 02 and SFEP 03)

The GFC regrets any inconvenience caused.

Left Bank Kamuni River, North East Santo Aratak Vil~lage 4,064 acres 1,644
Dem 06 f 20,SW,SEI hectares
1,954 acres 791
Dem 07 Left Bank Jumby Creek (20 SW/) hectares
Left Bank Loo Creek, Western boundary St Cathnberts mission 3,716 acres 1,504
Demo 08 28_ SE hectares
Eastern Maburar Roadl, Western Boundary :Maalat Arrerindtian 9,206 acres 3,726
Dem 09 Reservartion (37 SWI hectares

Dem 10 Left Bank Enabue Creek (37 NWYE} 3,9 acrtes 158
3971 acres 2607
Dem 11 Right Bank Gold Creek,Western Side M~uritareP Village(37NW} hectartes
1748 acens 708
Derr 12 Riqht Bank Wegyabo Creek,Left Bank KamueninF Creek (37NEI hectares
Dem 13 Right Bank Kibilibiri River, Left Bank EberaaboRiver (45 NE) 6,029 acres 9,2,40
4487 acres 1816
Dem 14 Right Bank Kwapanrta Creek 136 SE,37 SW) hectares
1503 acres 608
Dem 15 Right bank Boerasirie River /20NW) hectares
Dem 16 Left Bank Berbice RiverRight Bank ItunliRivr,.Left Ban 5,637 acres 2281
Komrna Creek (38 SW,46 NW) hectares
Right Bank Absay RiverLeft Bank White Crane Creek 7368 acres, 2982
Dem 17 (29SW,SE ) hectares
Right Bank Wiurti River,Left Bank Kaikotin CBRe,Rightt Bank 3,411 acres, 1,380
Dem 18 HurihirtRiv~er /38 N,SW1? hectares--

Dem 19 Left Bank Wironti RiverRigh~t Bank TaurakaZ aRver f38 NW) 1 cres 5,871
Right &B Left Bank Kerarreru river,Right Bank ~ CLKurnkaikur 11784 acres 4769
Dem 20 creek [45 NWNEF I hectares

Proposed Vacant Ltst January 25 2 8

Pro osed Vacant Li t J 8

Ri 0 ~~gh~t Ban Kerimeru Creek, Left Bank- kamaetin Creeke (37

5884 acres 2,381

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1 Guyana Forestry

Renewal of State Forest Permission (SFP) for 2008/20j9
The GFC izq informing holders of SFP that the deadline for submission of
renewal applications has been extended to 29th February 2008. The
following conditions will apply:

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

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

3. Applications must be accompanied with copy of business or
company registration or ID reference, proof of address, list and
regi'stration of equipment to be used in the operation and names of
employees currently employed.
4. Renewal is not automatic and the submission of an application and
payrnent of application fees do not givedpermission for commencing
any; business-/operations.
5. Compliane with GFC regulatory practices.

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

7. AP~plication forms will be available at each forest station and can be
made at the forest station closest to you. Application forms can also
beldownloaded from the GFC website www.forestry.gov.gyv.
In addition you are requested to submit to the GFC at the close of 2007 the
volume and number of pieces of products on the ground together with the
tags used on these products. Permission will then be granted to remove
only these products in 2008 as production from 2007. The format of
presentation can be uplifted from the nearest forest station.
James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

Bureau ofStatistics

The Bureau of Statistics is preparing to conduct a National Economic Survey and
requires the services of 65 persons to execute its field operations.

-Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and interested persons from
the coastal regions (i.e. Regions 2, 3, 4, Sand 6) to fill the above mentioned position,
1. Applicants must have at least four (4a siibjects at: the CXC/CSEC or GCE O'
Level, including Mathematics and English Language, with no less than a
Grade3 passineachsubject.
2 lplca ts mus hve good mnterper ~onnal ills and must be good listeners-

Field experience and latwledge of accounting wLould be an asset, but are not
.Successful ajbplicants will be required to ahend an intensive two week training
programme.(9:00 a.m. -12:30'p.m.)
These positions are temporarybut full-time for one(1 ) month..
extensive ourdoorwork intneighborhoods and communities isrequired.

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

The Chief Statistician
Clo Head: National Accounts Department
Bureau of Statistics
Avenue of the Repuplic and Brickdamn
Closing date for application is Fi'edlnesday, February 27, 2008
F;or more! informantion about the S'urvey visit our website and click th~e
Eic~ot~noic Survey link on the leift or visit the Bureau andi Regional
Offices to lookt at our lInformation Pa~ckage.

bun ay fonlC 6 e ftiary i


ARIES -- There:seems to be ajtrend
going on around you. people are usin

their charm to get what they want while you are doing things the old fash-
ioned way you are working for them! Instead of getting yourself all worked
up over thid unfairness, why not consider joining in on the game? After all,
you have ten times more charm than anybody else has right now, so vjhy not
utilize It to open doors, start conversation with important people, arid help
you get one steij closer to reaching your goals?
TAURUS IYou've got the kind~of energy that some people might find intimi
dating right pow, yet they just won't be able to stay away. People v rant to'
connect ni h you more than ever now, and the way you're shining, it's nc
mystery why!.You have the inside track on a new venture or hip new! trend,
and quite a few people want in on the secret. Divulge this information Slowly.
so you can kbep yourself in a more powerful position. Don't spill all the bean!
at once.

GEMINrI i~More than on any othei~ single day in your recent past, lettin!
things go .t ay il make you feql' dh-so-good. This is a great day to jghte
your emotishalt Joad and say farewell to grudges, anger and control issue:
Step back from all the decision-making responsibilities you have he d on!
forL5 so onglet someone else make the plans and do the worrying~ Whi:
you're at it forgive that friend who' keeps messing things up. They're doing,
their best, agaditheey'l be coming ar<}und soon enough..
CANCER t- There are some issues brewing around your home, but thky wo-
d it ylr a m's pysia so~Thute bprto shcoul djus ts masell b
something tio do with the bond between the people living ivithin thpse fc
walls. If youi are having a hard time getting along with a sibling or ia roo
mate, tonight might be when everything comes to a head. The good~new
that it won't 'be as awkward as you fear.
LEO -- Public opinion is strongly on your side, right now. Pretty mrlch a
thing you staggest, no matter how outlandish or odd it might seem will
adopted and ac eed.1sTt s pcehs yo hn nanioidealt poitnlto lead yor
Nobody will he too concerned if there are no immediate results, so do not
undue pressure on yourself. They \have more patience than you do, which
probably not that unusual!
VIRGO -- Boredom simply cannot be tolerated right now -- you need stirr
tion and you need it now! Deep and meaningful conversations are nic
have, but today you are itching for more of a fight. Disagreements wi!
over trivial, fun matters -- but they will provide you with excellent practice
to how to plead your case. Thinking on your feet is one of your best st
and it is one you haven't used in a while. You'll have fun coming up 1
comebacks and arguments.
LIBRA -- You have an extra-strong appreciation of beauty today,, so it
wonderful tirpe to go out and enlpy the things you usually find molt bes
ful. Flowers, jart landscapes, the beach and other kinds of natural beituty
be especially` welcome to your viide-open, receptive eyes. Heck, even
things (and the Ibeople) you don't think are particularly attractive will ha\
certain aesthetically pleasing effects And if you're about to go on a first d
your attractiott to the other person will be greater, too.
SCORPIO 4i As you achieve an increased awareness of the world aro
you, you 'wi at o be privy to an increased awareness of the probleins t
exist. This education Is awakening, 'for you. You have the feeling, more :
more, that you have an important responsibility to be a solution to the pr
lem. Get involveld m helping the codinmunity, and you will find.you hav
Stronger dense, of hope than ever before. The world is a beautiful place, e
if the beauty stakes sorne effort to see.
SSAGI iiaRIS e- They say that laughter is the best medicine, but soinetin
medxcmne is the best medicine~! Make sure you're up to date on your health.
it's been a while since you have had a checkup, schedule one today. Ye
aakpe cr of douresf ifIs lj gdo iebeto chekd b on ro h sdcaltdj It ,
'you have let a .fepv things slide, and it's time for you to go back to being
little bit more discrplined.

CAPldC~ORN Tr~y to welcome today's challenges with openl arms. After ai
it's not, die sunshine days: and super-good times that bring you life's mo:
important lessons -- it's the barriers and the unpleasant surprisess that help
y;ou see whiat yoti are reai! lly mde of. So when something tough hits your-
radar today, try to' accept ai w\ith all of your heart. See that glass as half full.
Tbday totghn nor be the best day of your life, it will offer many chances for
you to testFf your mezttle -- and impress yourself. -

AQUAiRIUS -- New energy is coming your way today, in the form of a very
charmniing person from a different culture. Their gestures of kindness arid words
of wisdomi will make you feel welcomed and respected. You will also feel em-
powered by the trust they have obviously put into you. Spend extra time talk-
ing to them and exchanpi :i :: ve \n if yo(u just talk about a banal topic
like the weather, having a sweet conlversation will brighten your day and leave
you both smiling.
PISCES -- There are many different paths for you to follow today, but don't
waste your time trying to figure out which one to switch to. You can't pick a
path today -- it will pick you! And don't be disappointed if the stars say that
you need to continue on the path you are already on. Just because it is famil-
tar to you does not mean that it won't offer you a lot of opportunity for growth.
Give things a chance -- sometimes the same-old, same-old can offer some won-
derful new surprises! Just you wait.

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ge~i~~-~ -- ~ Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

C~i; u-*J
~;!"'' c-:n

shn sir, yOU Wil tUrn it OVef
OnCe more in what you are

pleased to call your mind.
T.A. Nash, Life of Lord Westbury
(1888) bk. ~2, ch. 12

Structurally, night, your last chance, a mango seed,
the Georgetown Club, a lineal descendant of Christo-
pher Columbus, and many more expressions can fit in
the blanks above, each of which stands for a different
function: subject, complement, direct object, indirect ob-
ject, or object of preposition. Therefore each can be
filled by one very versatile type of expression: the noun
Noun phrases exist in great diversity. Using just
the five sentences above, we can create an enormous
number of different sentences by putting different noun
phrases in the unfilled functions. Using the first sen-
.tence, for example, we can say any of the following:
Something was approaching, Nobody was approaching,
Summer was approaching, He was approaching, Cousin
Sybil was approaching.

Keep a list of sentences with noun phrases that you
have taken from articles, books, and conversations.
Make sentences of your own and make sure that you
can construct them easily. Show your effort to your
study partners and encourage them to do likewise. This
is one way to improve the variety of sentences in your

Use Collective Nouns
A collective noun names a group.

army, team, committee, choir, (the) public, (a)
pride (of lions)

You can consider collective nouns to be either sin-
gular or plural, depending upon the meaning you wish
to convey. If a collective noun refers to a group as a
whole, it is considered singular. If a collective noun re-
fers to the individual members of a group, it is consid-
ered plural. Note the difference in the following ex-
amples. You can start using collective nouns more -fre-
quently in your writings, and become more comfortable
with using such nouns as either singular or plural words.

SINGULAR: The committee has been notified.
PLURAL: The committee have taken different
routes to the exhibition.

Identifying Collective Nouns

List the five collective nouns in the following para-
'After the crew of the merchant ship finish their
chores, they love to watch the sea. 20ccasionally at
night a swarm of plankton makes the ocean glow softly.
.7A young sailor watches in amazement as a pod of
feeding whales suddenly breaks the calm surface. 40nly
a few days earlier, along the coast of California, the sail-
ors had spotted a herd of sea lions frolicking in the
waves. 'The varied population of the sea never ceases
to delight the young sailor.

Hello students,
This time of year can find you battling to avoid nega-
tive self-statements about areas of study. Simply turn
all negative self-statements into positives. Forget about
feeling overwhelmed with specifics like: "I must work
tonight" or "I've got to get some revision done." Re-
member that a manageable routine of activities can re-
sult from listing highly specific issues, concerns or tasks
that can be tackled immediately.
Be smart.; Make necessary adjustments to your
study to avoid stress and anxiety. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.

Letter Writing
The Letter of Refusal
Reminder: How to treat the occasion
Be prompt. Delayed negative responses can only
offend the reader even more and lessen your chance
of retaining goodwill. ? Be positive. Always try to
phrase your refusal in a positive way by emphasizing
what you can do for your readers instead of what you
cannot do. ? Be helpful. You can occasionally pro-
pose an alternative solution that may help the reader.
? Be tactful. Do not insult the reader nor indicate that
the request is unreasonable. Be careful to explain the
circumstances fully.

Reminder: The body of the letter needs the fol-
1. Neutral opening statement upon which both the
reader and the writer can agree. '
2. Reason for the refusal stated in positive, tactful,
and courteous terms.
3. Statement of refusal.
4. Suggested alternative, if any.
5. Statement to retain goodwill of reader.

Refusing Invitations
A business organization and its employees receive
numerous invitations to participate in exhibits, to speak
to groups, to take part in various kinds of community
activities. Most business executives feel that it is wise
to participate in these affairs they help to build good-
will for the business. However, not all such invitations
can be accepted because of time or ~financial limitations.
In writing a letter refusing an invitation, you may adapt
the bad(Enews plan to include the following three points:
Express appreciation for the invitation.
Give a logical reason for having to refuse.
Keep open the possibility of accepting a similar in-
vitation in the future (if desirable).
Note the following example of a letter of refusing
an invitation to speale

Dear Mr. Wlson:
I was pleased and complemented by your invitation
to speak at the March Senior Citizens' Meeting of the
Reformation Ministry Fellowship.
I have made a plan to be out of the city during the
last week in March, and unfortunately I will not be able
to accept your invitation. An important company busi-
ness trip is scheduled for that time and it cannot be post-
poned. I am genuinely sorry that I cannot be with you.
It would be a pleasure to appear before your group
at some later date. If you wish me to do so, I hope
you will let me know at least six weeks in advance. In-
cidentally, the subject: "How to Make Your Retirement
a Pleasure" suits me just fine.

Application Exercise
Pretend you are a public relations associate at
Holly's Electronics. You receive a request from Ms.
Gwinnett Ram6n of the Easter Day Camp, P.O. Box
398 G.P.O. Georgetown, for a plant tour. Your plant is
not set up to give tours. However, you do provide
speakers for young people' groups on the topic of ca-
reers in electronics. Write a letter refusing the request
for a plant tour but retaining Easter Day Camp's good-

Word Meaning
1. Look at the italicized word in each sentence and
write the meaning of the word as it is used here. Indi-
cate any limiting label which the definition carries,
a) The carpenter tried to lift the balk.

b) They made a gravel bed for the roadway.

c) The hockey player checked his opponent.

d) How much drift did the plane experience on its
way to Jamaica?

e) By late summer the branch had almost completely
dried out and was impassable.

f) My mother still likes to buy beef extract.

g) His future hangs on the outcoine of our decision.

h) In poker a player can call his opponent's hand.

i) Harry is a credit to the Singer's Club.

2. Keep a list of words from articles, books, and con-
versations that are used in a sense unfamiliar to you.
Check a dictionary to see if this usage is listed. Note
whether any restrictive labels are given.

Think about This!
"Can you answer useful questions?" asked the
Red Queen. "How is bread made?"
"I know that!" Alice cried eagerly. "You take
some flour --"
"Where do you pick the flower?" the White
Queen asked. "In a garden or in the hedges?"
"Well, it isn't picked at all," Alice explained. "It's
ground -"
"How many acres of ground?" asked the White
Queen. "You mustn't leave out so many things."-
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass.
Poor Alice may never get the idea across; every
word she says seems to be taken the wrong way. Her
predicament is a consequence of an interesting, and of-
ten frustrating, characteristic of our language. English
is full of pairs and groups of words that are similar in
some way spelling, sound, meaning. If distinctions
within any such group of words are not clearly under-
stood, confusion is the result. But if you can distinguish
between similar words or if you can check the right ref-
erence books for distinctions, you will be able to under-
stand and use the subtleties of your language.

The Noun Phrase
------ was approaching.
This is ------
Selwyn swallowed -------
Johnny offered ------- an elephant-
Gina was waltzing with -------


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Mlarcel Slssok~o It .. I
about the` conc~orcion~
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a medical prpscripiion." h:

'r a "The health ministry
hasn't authorised this and
.doctors don't know what's in
5 .there, so there are riskLs."

Cookies are a relatively inexpensive treat that the whole family will enjoy. Great for lunch
kits too!' For the next two weeks we will feature some of our favourite recipes.
I cup packed brown sugar Heat oven to 3750. Beat brown sugar, butter,
Y2 cup butter or margarine -- softened shortening, gingerroot and eggs in large bowl
Vz cup shortening with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix
1 tablespoon grated gingerroot with spoon. Stir in bananas and milk. Stir in
OR flour, Champion Baking Powder and salt.
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 eggs Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2
i cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 medium) inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
1/4 cup mjik Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost lo
S3 cups all-purpose flour indentation remains when touched in center.
i teaspoon Chamtpion Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Champion Icing Sugar Sprinkle with Chamrpion Icing Sugar while

to 3750. Mix all ingredients
flour and raisins in large bowl
Stir in oats, flour and raisins.

h by rounded tablespoonfuls
inches apart onto ungreased

1 minutes or until light brown.
y remove from cookie sheet to

Sunday Chronicle February 24, 2008

Mix says it was inspired by
"We made it as a tribute to
women, because African women
are defined by the shape of their

Kady Meite, one of his
dancers, says the song is a mes-
sage for women.
"There are women today
with large bottoms who are em-
fbarrassed, so it's to say don't
be ashamed be comfortable,"
she says.
The message seems to
have been taken on board so
much so that some women
are now gomng m search of a
.In the sprawling Adjame
market just north of the city
centre in Abidjan, women sell
"bottom enhancers".
"You need to inject this Liq-
uid into your bottom once a
day," says a market trader,
showing a vial of coloured liq-
uid labelled "Vitamin B 2".
Each vial costs $2. The la-
bel claims it is made in China.
If you do not like the sound
of injections, the same amount
of money will also get you a

A national dance craze in
Ivory Coast has spawned a
black market in treatments
claiming to increase one's
bottom size.
The dance in question has
been inspired by DJ Mix and
DJ Eloh's hit song Bobaraba,
which means "big bottom" in
the local Djoula language.
When it plays you can be
guaranteed that the dance floor
will be packed with people

shaking their derrieres.
Even Ivorian footballers
have adopted the moves and
could be seen wiggling their bot-
toms in a curious on-pitch dance
after each goal scored during the
just-ended Africa Nations Cup.
However, doctors have
warned of the possible dangers
of some of the concoctions on
While the dance has been
embraced by both sexes, DJ

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"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

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2/3 cup granulated sugar Heat oven
2/3 cup packed brown sugar except oats,
1/2 uIp butter or margarine -- softened with spoon.
Drop dougl
2 eggs about 2 ir
1V2 (ORSpoons ground cinnamon cookie shee
I teaspoon baking soda
V2 teaspoon Chtampiorn Baking Powtder Bake 9 to 1
'/2 teaSpoon salt Imdae
wire rack.
1 V2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flo~u
2/3 cup raisins

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Fortieth wedding an niversary greetings to Mr. and Mrs. Bhiro Persaudi~
WhO nOW feSide in Canada, from their five children, grandchildren and
Other felatiVeS and friends.
May God grant them many more happy returns.

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WinS damages over Hitler claim

By Andrew Hough

WILL Smith won an apology
and undisclosed damages in a
London court on Friday over
~a false claim that he had de-
scribed World War Twvo Nazi
leader Adolf Hitler as a "good
The Oscar-nominated star,
one of the world's most popular
and highly paid actors, was left
ACTOr Will Smith flashes a victory sign as he arrives on deeply distressed and acutely
the red carpet to the premiere of the film "I Am Legend" in embarrassed over the wrong
Berlin, January 7, 2008. (REUTERS/tobias Schwarz) story published by an entertain-
ment newswire service, the High
Court heard.
Smith's comments, originally
published in the Scottish Daily
4. a Record newspaper, were then
"wholly misrepresented" by the
London-based World Entertain-
Inent News Network (WrENN),
running NBC drama after Judge David Eady was told.
The agency, which says on
aracter, Detective Ed Green, its website that it provides in-
first 13 episodes this season
formation to more than 1,000
o's Cyrus Lupo, who joined I Imedia outlets in 25 countries,
a cop on an episode of the picked up the interview and then
including FX's "The Shield," wrongly published worldwide a
,drama "K-Ville," for which JESSE L. Martin arrives at the story headlined "Smith: Hitler
rshop" and "Hustle & Flow." National Board Of Review of was a good person."
dy," next is set to portray Motion Pictures award gala in
ed to begin production in New York January 15, 2008. IThe article alleged (Smith)
(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) had declared in an interview that

BEYONCE performed at the recent Grammy
awards ceremony

Adrien Brody is to star as the record label's

MARC Anthony and his wife Jennifer Lopez.

, '

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was a
good person," Smith's lawyer
Rachel Atkins told the court.
"It wholly misrepresents
(his) actual words."
She said Smith, also a~rammy-
winning rapper who was not in
court, actually thought Hitler was
"The allegations that he
could think otherwise is deeply
distressing...and has caused him
acute embarrassment," she said.
WENN retracted the story
and issued a correction and an
apology, but no media published
it, leaving the libel "at large,"
Atkins said.
She said the undisclosed
compensation WE~NN had agreed
to pay would be donated to an
unnamed charity. It also will
meet his legal costs.
John Melville Smith, defend-
ing WENN, said his client apolo-
gized for the story, which they
now admitted was wrong.
"(WENN) offers its apolo-
gies to (Smith) for any distress
and embarrassment caused by
this article," he told the court.
"(It) accepts that the allega-
tions concerning (him) were mis-
leading and published in error."
Smith has starred in sev-
eral Hollywood blockbusters
including "Men In Black,"
"Independence Day" and
"The Pursuit of Happiness,"
which earned him. a second
Academy Award nomination.

Grammy-winning star Beyonce is to play I Just Want To Make
Love To You singer Etta James in a film about the 1950s mu-
sic business, according to reports.
The star, who was award-nominated for her role in Dreamgirls,
is also set to be an executive producer on Cadillac Records, says
the Hollywood Reporter.
Adrien Brody, who won a best actor Oscar for his performance
in The Pianist, will also star in the movie.
Blues star James scored her UK hit in 1996 on the back of a
Diet Coke advert.

Cadillac Records deals with Chicago-based record label Chess
and the turbulent lives of some of its star recording artists, includ-
in ruody isu tso p1d Ch kaBee' underr Leonard Chess.
Beyonce will record four songs for the film's soundtrack, the
report added.
She will reportedly donate a portion of her fees to the Survivor
Foundation, a charity which helps recovering drug addicts.
The singer, whose film credits also include Austin Powers in
Goldmember, was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in
musical film Dreamgirls, while the soundtrack gained a Grammy
Awards nod this year.
Beyonce's Irreplaceable, from her album B'Day, was also
nominated for record of the year at the ceremony, where the
star performed a duet with Tina 'llarer.


Je~nnifer Loper and husband Mo11re nlhl-ny became the par-
rnts of twins earl? on Frida! in a New\ in~rk-area hospital.
according to Peo~ple magtazine;. urluch Ireportdl paid up-
ward of 66 million for the photo riCIhts.

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The trade publication ldwcrlising wer reported earlier
this weekl that People magazine~ unsr poised to pal the
couple between $4 million and $6 million for exclusive U.S.
rights to the first photos of the twins. (Reuters)

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By 14 : it .. r :eva

"Law & Order" veteran Jesse L. Martin is leaving the long-r
nine years, and will be replaced by Anthony Anderson.
Martin will film one more episode of the series, in which his chz
will be written off, sources said. The actor had signed on to do the f
with an option for more.
Anderson will play a new detective partnered with Jeremy Siste
the revolving lineup this season. Anderson previously appeared as
spinoff "Law & Order: SVU."
"Law & Order" continues Anderson's streak of dramatic roles, ii
Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" and, most recently, Fox's gritty cop
he landed an Image Award nomination. His feature credits also "Barbe
Martin, who recently wrapped the feature "Peter and Vane
Marvin Gaye in the biopic "Sexual Healing," which is expect
late April or early May. (Reuters/Hollywood Reporter)

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Applica09)h.nt soIehouldnt htRcutn g Officer wil commenr~y n ce n tes fro ;aedts ~ I o dealing~ with: lon' All this information would
08-0-27t090housto600oursailar~se~ap.-yananna. .' -terr$ health' problems wasito be analysed on a PDA and the
Ik i -help patients treat themselves. results sent via a telephone line
Recruiting Officers wiO be in the following areas from Wednesday 2008-02 71 to Friday 2ois 8- ( is estimated there are around or broadband connection to
02-29 at 0900 hours to 1600 hours daily. Fl1 63.500 new cases of heart failure doctors.
each year in the UK which, if The device, it is claimed,
Vreed-en-Hoop: Regional Office poorly contmiled, can lead to a could even provide clues to in-
Anna Regina: Mayor and Town Council Onice ~ I j -much'shonerh fe expectancy. terrupted sleep by measuring
Charity: NDC Compound Repeated hospitalisation sleep phase patterns.
West Berbice: Weldaad Police Station also puts an expensive burden Professor John Cleland,

head of cardiology at the Uni-
vrersity of Hulf, .sai~d: `"Th:
neatest challenge and opportu-
long- term medical conditions is
to help patientl:to ~help them-
"Ipvesting d: irectly th
people who need hielp and not
just in services that do things to
or for them makes sense in
terms of improved Care, greater
affordability and the effective
deployment of scarce nursing
and medical resources."
Dr Nick Robinson, a
member of the Royal Society
of Medicine's Telehealth fo-
rum, said that, while the tech-
nologies involved in gather-
ing, storing and transmitting
the information were becom-
ing far more readily avail
able, doctors might struggle
to interpret the r~esults.

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Saudi men arrested

f or 'flti rti
(BBC Neue) Proseculurs in Saudi Arabia have hegun investigating 57 toung men who were
arrested on Thursday for flirting with girls at chopping rcntres in Mfecca.
The men are accused of wearing indecent clothes, playing loud music and dancing In border to)
vipttrdct,the attention of girls, the Saudi Gazette reported.
Prey inr arrested following a request of the Commission for the Promotion of 'inrue and
The mutat*.cen e-n fore
Saudi Arabia'l co~n-srt a:Inl
brapd.;of Islam, Ha:hhabasmn
:i ,Earlier in the mrimh, th
authorities enfo~rced .1 banl -r
'the sale of red rowsc and otlhe
symbols used In mln i coun
trids to mark Vall~ntinr's Da\~
The ban is parth beca~u!
of the connecting wr \atIh a "'pl
ga hristian holllidal\' "n.
al bbeause thc ic e, t a l e x
4id deh as encoulrag~ii rell n.1W
bekejen the se:,el sonside mar
riiage,punishab~:le 51 ljay In I
e 1P P rose cullann Iandc-in & **
~hT ceived re~port~ cJ ..ne
~~i'behaviour by 57 yoting REL~ATIONS between the -sexes outside of marriage is
Sa nuinber. of shopping agairist the law.
siri the holy city of
M cothe,Saudi Gazette said .,,I:
SgS~ardians of some ofP the men defended their actions, however, saying they would
re l' ettogether at the weekend to havoe fun without ever violating laws governing
.t forof the esxeg it 11tidtW1. *

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On Saturday
1 st March, 2008

Departing at 7a.m.

From Bank of Guyana Buildmng
to Camp Ayanganna Playfield.

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MiniStry of Education
B8Sic Education Acces~s and Management Support Programme
(BEAMS Phase 1)

|8Vitati00 for Bids
Consultancy Services for the Supervision of Construction of New
Mahaica Secondary School and Related Infrastructure

Date: February, 2008
Loan No. 1107/ISF-3Y
Invitation for Bid No: 01/03

1. Government of Guyana has received financing from the inter-American
Development Bank towards the cost of a Basic Education Access and Management
Support Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be
applied to eligible payments under the contract for Consultancy Services for Supervision
of Construction of Mahaica Secondary School and Related Infrastructure.
2. The Government of Guyana acting through the Ministry of Education, 21
Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana (hereinafter called "Employer"), now invites
sealed Technical and Economic Proposals from interested Consultanf;p for th!e supply
of Consultancy Sentices for the Supervision of Construction of the* New Mahaica
Secondary School and Related Infrastructure.
3. The Mahaica school site is located at Plantation Hope, on the East Coast of
Demerara. The site is accessible by paved road. The school will consist of a complex of 5
buildings totaling approximately 46,000 sq ft in floor space. The buildings will be single
storied (3 No) and flat (2 No) and built pre-dominantly out of reinforced concrete and
concrete block work. There will also be external works including but not limited to
landscaping, paying, car park, guard booth, concrete trestle etc. The Consultancy is
expected to commence in March of 2008.
4. Interested Consultants may obtain further information, including eligibility to
participate and may mnspect and purchase the bidding documents at the address below,
as from February 25* 2008 to February 29"' 200& Bid documents may be purchased by
written communication or by applying in person between 09:30 and 15:00 hours Monday
to Friday, except on public holidays to the office of the:

Project Manager
Basiic Ed caion Access Management Support (BEAMS) Programme
Project Implementation Unit
109 Bel Air Park
Tel. # (592) 225-8580
5. The cost for one set of bid documents for the project shall be a non-reimbursable
amount of. G$10000.00 (US$50) in the form of a Bank Draft made payable to the
"Project Manager, BEAMS Programme".
6. This invitation to Bid calls for triePost- Qualification of Consultants. Once the Bids
have been evaluated based on price then Post-Qualification would follow. As such bids
must be submitted using the two--envelope procedure. Both the inner and outer
envelopes must be marked at the top right hand corner "Consultancy Services for the
Supervision of Construction of New Mahaica Secondary School and Related

7. The original and copies of the economic proposal shall be placed in two separate
sealed envelopes, duly marked as "ORIGINAL Envelope 1" and "COPY Envelope 1",
respectively. Both envelopes shall then be sealed in an outer envelope, marked as
"ENVELOPE 1 The original and copies of the technical proposal shall be given same
treatment, marking them as "ORIGINAL Envelope 2" and "COPY 2", and then sealed in
an outer envelope marked as "ENVELOPE 2".The outer envelope should be sealed and
addressed to:
National Procurement and TenderAdministration Board
Sain & Urqr Ster t in
Georgetown, Guyana
8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board at the address mentioned above before 09:00 hours on Tuesday
18mMarch 2008. It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent
by mail. However, the Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof and/or
after the time and date specified for receipt of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
returned unopened. It is advisable that these bids be sent early to avoid transportation
9. Valid GRA and NIS Certificates of Compliance must accompany bids for firms
registered in Guyana. All other requisite documentation must be submitted along with the

10. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their
representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday 18m
March 2008 in the conference room of the Central Tender Board, Ministry of Finance,
Main&8Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana.
11. Only the outer envelope containing the Economic Proposal will be opened at this
time. The inner envelope containing the Technical Proposal Document will remain
unopened until the Bid Evaluation Committee decides the ranking of the lowest
evaluated bids. At that time the Technical Proposal Document corresponding to the
lowest evaluated bid shall be opened in the presence of the respective Bidder at the
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board. During Pcist-Qualification the
first bidder to post -qualify, from the lowest evaluated upwards, will be recommended for
the award of the Contract.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education


The Govlernmenlt ofthe Cooperaive Repubhlilc f`Cuyana intends to finance engineering
and consulting services under the GiEF Conservancy Adaptation Project to be funded
under a trust fund from the Globa/Env~ironmenrtal Facility (GEF) .
The objective of the Conservancy Adaptation Project is to help the Government of
Guyana (GOGj) to adapt to global climate changes by- reducing the country's vulnerability
to catastrophic flooding. Specific project objectives include: a) increasing the drainage
relief capacity of the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC); b) strengthening the
Government of Guyana's understanding of the EDWC system and coastal plain drainage
regimes; c) identifyling key drainage regimes for follow-on intervention; d) developing
and operationalizing an emergency flood contingency plan; and e) executing hands-on
trammig programs to transfer technology developed with the creation ofa regional digital
elevation and hydrologic flow models.

Specific services will include:
Data acquisition, aerial photography, and the acquisition and production of a
LIDAR derived high resolution digital elevation model of' coastal regions of

Greodetic surveying with GPS equipment and installation ofbenchmarks.

Hydraulic modeling of the EDWC for optimization of internal flow dynamics.

Earthen dam safety analysis and repair feasibility study.

Coastal lowlands drainage and f-lood control analysis and modeling platform

Engineering design ofcivil drainage works.

Design of data collection and installation of hydrologic monitoring equipment.

Training and support to the G~overnment of G~uyana in the use and analysis of-
DEM derived data for water management, flood control and general land
Activities under this project are expected to be completed over a 2 year period and the
contractor is expected to supply all necessary equipment to complete the studies-

The Government of the Cooperative Republic of~uyana now invites eligible consultants
to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide
information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures,
description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of
appropriate skills among staff, etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their.
Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's
Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers
January 1997 (revised September 1997, January 1999 and May 2002).
Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below on any
business day from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm:

Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASDU]
Ministry ofAgriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road

Telephone: 592-227-3752
Fax: 592-225-9362
Email: asdumoa~yahoo com
Expressions of Interest must be delivered to the address below by May I6, 2008:

Dr.Dindyal Permaul
Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofAgriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road

Telephone: 592-227-5527
Fax: 592-227-3638

2/23/2008, 8:22 PM

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Ministry of Agriculture
Last Name: Farmer's Ser-ial3~ #:
First Name : Data Collection Date:

AKA : Id entification : Data Conection Officer:

ADDRESS OF FARMER Approved For Entry:
Data Entry Date:
Telephone #: Data Entry Officer:

PCU: Total Area of Farm:
Acres (Ac)

(withr No. of Crops / Ar # PLNIGDTS-7 At LBsr/ Date Lbr/ Dare
Seasons rYear) Ac (ddAi /mml/y Ar d/mm/yy


The Ministry of Agriculture through the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) is in the process of compiling a Farmers' Database which aims to
record the name, location and crops being cultivated by all non traditional crops farmers in Guyana. This initiative will help to easily identify locations
where commodities can be sourced for export and further enhance the ability to effectively trace the origin of produce being exported.

All farmers are invited to complete the forms below and mail them to; Guyana Marketing Corporation, 87 Robb and Alexander Streets, Georgetown.
The ~forms can also be accessed online at; http://www. newqmc.com/forms. html



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C8000t be peace.;~ ':Stsyn reality is noound .
Whef0 thef6 is in thnsadtrlsbtna person, Jesus
Christthe Son
no purity, there 7 fGd Rmn
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Invites suitably motivated and disciplined young men and women to fill vacancies
.Must be between the ages of 18 to 45, with valid identification documents
(Identification number, passport, driver's Licence, birth certificate, tin
SBe of good mental and physical health as evidence by a licensed medical
Be in possession of three GCE/CXC passes, one of which must be English
Language or equivalent.
SPosses a clean Police record and, if selected for training, provide a clearance
issued by the Police in the last three months.
SBe prepared to undergo a programme of training, if selected, to equip
hunself/herself with the necessary expertise to allow effective job
Provide two testimonials with telephone numbers.

Previous services in the military or law enforcement and a valid driver's permit
willhe an asset.


The best remuneration package.
Professional development in additional disciplines.
Finest law enforcement and development training
Medical & pension schemes.

Interest persons are asked to kindly contact PREMIUM SECURITY SERVICES
BANK DEMERARA. TELEPHONE: 225-7102 .OR 225-7104. ON OR
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"C30 DAY'S "0:30? hrs
with John Steel THE WRONG
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with Nicholas Cage *POOE


14:00h- GRA in Focus
14:30 h- Catholic Magazine
15:00h Farmers'
16:00h- Feature
16:30. h- Family Forum
17:00h- Lutheran Men's
17:30h Guysuco Round
18:00 h NCN Week in
19:00h- Stanford 20/20 -
22:30 h- President's Diary
23:00h- Movie

Channel 6

05:00h- Inspiration Time
06*D h- Deaths and In
? $7.00%- 1!ama Vishnu

08:00h- Geetmala
09:00h- Indian Movie
12:00h- Deaths and In
12;30 h- Chowtal Singing
13:00h- Mash Float Parade
W40h- F cu bnaGGRAga

15:00h- End Times
15:30 h- Banks Beer Mix
16:30 h- Slingshot Close
Up Mash 2008

For Sunday, Feboary 24, 2007 05:30h

For Monday, Febuary 25, 2007 05:30h
For Tuesday, Febuary 6, 2007 05:30h

For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1V0brs

08:00h- Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h- In Dialogue
09:00h- Anmol Geet
10:00h- Art of Living
10:15 h- National Geographic
11:15 h Weekly Digest
12:00h- Homestretch
12:30 h- Feature
13:00h- Dharma Vani

17:00h- Greetings
17:50 h- Viewpoint by Vibert
18:00h- Deaths and in
20:30 h- Fogarty's Uturn to
win Final Presentation
21:00h- Heartland Music
21:30 h- Voice of the People
22:00h- Deaths and in
Mem riam
23:00h- Viewers Choice
English Movie
01:30 h- English Movie
03:00h- English Movie
03:30 h- English Movie

Channel 9

05:20 h- Dalgety's Africa
05:50 h- Death
Announcements & In
06:00h- Black Hi~story Month
06:02 h- Gospel Music
07:00h- Soul Pursuit
07:30 h- Mulling Ministries
08:00h- Islam & you
09:00h- House of Isreal

093 h R ion Focus
10:30 h- National
11:00h- Nation watch
13:00h- African Presence
14:00h- Dalgety's Africa

Channel if

01:00h- Late Nite with Gina
03:00h- Movie
05:00h- Mystery of the Body
05:30 h- Newtown Gospel
V/2 Hour .
06:00h- NCN Week in
Review (R/B)
07:00 h- Voice of Victory -
-07:30 h- Assembly of Prayer

E~T_ cut me out and keep me

I have submitted three (3) Life Certificates in order to
have my Pension Order Book prepared and still I cannot'
get my book. Why is this so?

Providing your Life Ceritificate is properly documented
and endorsed, you should only have to submit one (1)
in order for your Pension Order Book to be prepared.

Submitting two (2) or rlore Life Certificates is not the s
norm, and should not h~appen. Please contact this Office
the Pensions Officer or the Head Office Mana er if yOU
still have not received your Book. There may be other
reasons for the delay r

NB: Persons seeking~ contribution records are -advised
not to make these requests to the P&PRU but to direct
these to the NIS Records Section, Camp & Bent Streets.
Do you have a question on N.L.S ? Then writelcall.
clo Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
NI~,, I,.,, i l I-



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tallIQ onaInurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
Email: pr nis@solutions2000.net
EmailI: webmaste r@n is.org.gy p
Website: www.nis.org.gy

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TEL. # 646-4501.

GRANDMA Bitters. Top
ayurvedic medicine good for
arthritis, diabetics, skin
problems heart problem, etc.
Call 615-8960.

probem n th tho lfs mheeca
naturopathic therapies
include ng hydrotherapy, die
thera y, s inal man pulations
tidden ptieontse 5sntactorDr. eTd
IRc ht,d f @ic rc ist od e nad
79 Collingswood Avenue,
Nandby Par~k, EBD, hEnter
Repu t oc ark g straihig atdthe:
Lt 79) Te 233-S5 4490ancel
5 pm.

Novels an dNther bwoks s o
cost ur Jiete TB o L~ib~ra~r

SHALOM Driving School
Lot 2 Croal Street

Itrq obaiG an onuerat Fu
information, call 227-3835,
227-3869, 227-7560, 622-

8Dri~v rK inc~e 19. MSatset sn
neea a~urt rnsd cmowh t
bhuesi alswitnh Dnivi g iser ou
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 172, Light and
Charlotte Streets, Bourda.

MY Thera eutic Massa e
cobied with reflex Igyn t il
mscle sdp n, oause btodyastroet
state of relaxation. Mrs. Singh
- 615-6665.

AN overseas based
Guyanese is desperateheter ng r
soonget in contact withtDVeA

Anone kowing DEVIKA
RA PERSAUD are askl to 1
8829 ovr 629-1003. IK

rSIdNGLE moale eeing arao
male Eand female ofo fmrienshi.
WoridAiAZINen Frncto ien a
Inomatiron? Sendftt staemed
enveo e k CFig PO Box
12154SAU earewn Guaas t

aeM aad !eal th hdshdh ar F
Call 923-21-079, w3 -or
6098wid e F 830am 6pm
Sat. 10amin n 4 m bth phoes

sikGET, e ReteD! Gh e

TiranLOR..HDg hiaithernation
cel ng. Ispel all evil,
5960. dal._
Heioind le Dat ica oga i
dit prootheronm bo paonel

reT rtnleuri eisF tact ruveds
sep225-0677 638617 2-0730 Y

FEMALES want to enhance
your love life? To discover
these secrets. Call 616-0080.

WANT to live and work
abroad. Phone 689-0021

Appeals for Refused Cases,
Refugees. AII Canadian
Immigration Matters

Certified Interigraition
Cnd: 6Tel: 246-0433

Guyana: Contedt Nonda Norine at
Tel: 225-1540 ar 675-4113
We tan hel gyo to Mgjat 7, o

DO you have houses or
a ts, to sell/rent? Call 218-
0 03, 655-6875.

RudHL Care Se 1 34sW s~t

need~sOlarge or sall cpuli rsy
w d ins business le tings
TYPING services are
available at 218-1656.
Academic .papers, will be typed
on computer pro essionally

Ueph Istery oF El Surniture NnA L
32h~i le2 guarn2Ped94el. 2 6-

apECHN CAS availa ee fr
dryers, microwaves, stoves, dee ,
fr ers, etc. Call 699-8802/21 -
O 50.
enE SONSsaruailab e toe d
Painting plumbing ca pentr ,
free es81'natea etc. Credi terms
available. C 1. 688-2965.

BUILDING cntructio
ca entry masn t g" g
plumbing painting etc. Prom I
resnal anelial sev e
OFre ntireataend r216 067s. 62

fire YOR

Getting It. 8

TimeSA D~ay

Femal Clerca XY:

AssistantS *
Computer Typist.
Apply in peron

with crt en

6 7 Longden &
Commerce Sts.

VACANCY exists for
Security Guards at National
Security Services, Lot 80
Se~afo 22S~t-5C~ampbellville.
knS L SCLoERK m sst h vi
English, 2 years working
exper ence. AppLy in person witi
app fict, tcivLlers, Sheriff &

teaOsMcPhUTERroTeachera t
underprivileged youth @ Mc
Qaimfication m ic s bcs
including Mathematics &
English diploma in computer
studies. Experience In a similar
position would be an asset.
iprnpteem Fisehnshi Ox aesn




TO work 8 am 4
pm. Own weed
machine a pluS'
Salary negotiable.

Apply to: Mr.
Lloyd Persaud,
National Hardware
Super Centre, I 2
Industrial Site,

SEcRuuRT VGuardds to work
at the Ministry of Fisheries
Aquaculture Division,
Agriculture Road, Mon Repos.
Persons from the East Coast
and also former workers of RK's
Security and workers of the said
location can a pl5 .Contact The
Recruiter, sSecurity
Services, 172 Light & Charlotte
Streets, Geor etown. Tel. 226-
7541, 227-50 72, 226-0168.

fill thA positoANDTRI ER fretdu
and car. Sound Primary School
Education, Valid driver s license
and Police Clearance,
knowled e of mechanic will be

-en'strustangpirnct, r r 3
Company Path, Church Street,
Georgetown. Not later than
February 29"' 2008. Only
suitable persons will be
NEED A JOB? We can help
- professionals, Managers,
Supervisors, Sales Reps., Sales
airls and boys, Counter Helpers,
ofst'nees, Drivvke (6) Prtersa(5n5d
unskilled workers helpers, pum8
andert fost o attendrknts. fO e
Assistants, Cler s, Receptionist
Sertnritd js,a ompeu ter perat r
S ecialist Internal Auditors
Junior Auditors, waitresses,s
Waiters, Tele-marketers (3).We
also provide jobs within th?
Carib ean. Call Nationai
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-
2 9 5 9!i2 2 7 4 7 2 8 .. emnra i 1:

and housing sale
representatives, moulder
apb raters,Cl 2 a~c~h3 ists,
VACANCY exists for one
I1) female to work in
Laundromat. Come in with
written application at 150
Thomas Street, Kitty.



Motivated males,
minimum five CXC
passes (English,
Maths, Accounts), two
ye8fS WOrk experience.
AttfaCtiVe salary
Offered. Apply to:
PerSOnnel MVanager,
National Hardware,
17 19A Water
Street, Georgetown.


AEL 226 1481/ 2MOMP2$38N

Estate LgAn T 3N53.R5 a rs,
suit-ble870r 2a~s u~r~eor rice.
ONE 7 000 s ft. land in
D'Urban Backland for $8.9M
Republic Park, land for 6 00d
s.ft. -$8.5'M. Phone 225-
5 26, 231-2064, 225-5198.
11.6EaBres e~acxh l8- 21.5.11
Ea 7b5elvi0e $1M6W2DM,
$4 Tl ARE S land
Dankbarrheid, Susannah Rust,
128 acres land, Loo Lands &
Do~ra C63n~t ct6 scc Realty
D'URBAN Street v;etr
large erime land (3 house lt
44 x 222, plus extra reserve
mifllonGOw er 2e26-l74 /6213-

M re away froR lt entac
of Berbic~e River Brid e. Call
Dannv Christini 26 -5464,
266- 414, 615-1247.
Ruimveldt already fenced with
concrete, over head tressel,
septic tank etc $5.5M.
Mentore/Sinah Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136.
ATLANTIC Gardens, (74' x
128') $12M, Felicity gated
CmuH tn 7 515
Lamahia Gardens, ( O' x 124'j
- $20M Shamrock Gardens
(86' x 128') $18.5M. Call
Carol 226-6809/612-9785.

KITTY front building,
concrete, 3-bedroom house.
Call 227-2466 or 644-2447.
bedroom apt. for short term
rental in Kitty. Tel. 227-
2 ROOMS for sinl
wor nbetfemeale8. 3Cal 21 a
4:30 pm. _
ONE () two-bedroom
bottom flat, at Liliendaal.
ri~ce $35 000. Tel. #222-

bedrOGL top flatfrst dent
acce ted. Phone 222-
7516, 621-2891.
HUTSON Ville. furnished
top flat. Success Realt ~-
07b-6524, 691-7618. 8

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

* ~
INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoqque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure
scalp treatment and design on
avi ble sTel. B2e7au 01Ctue



We are specialised In:
Manicure, Pedicure'
Walin8, FacialS, Massage
Nail Designs, Eyebrow
fading & many more..


----GHT ST '
CowAN ST.,

De ivey .25-5 72
Member, Water Quality Ascain

VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, pa roll
operation, stock account in ,
221d ssete e oerding, ote 603-

FOR repairs and services
to washing machines

etc oav Hrsme Sltos 0:

rNEEhD to) bu ld orbr nvts
Carpentry, masonry, painting,
electrical, plumbing, etc. Gas
stoves, services an'd re airs,
done to all models gas s oves
adnuser al aandddom sti Sp cit
cotr~aa rratces fo~r re 0 ua~nts.
0720, 226-6411.

1 MECHANIC. Apoly to
E 2fel 3-c 23Lot 'C' `cles,
FEMALE to work in medical
office, 18 25, must live in
Georgetown. Call 225-7185.
PoteMEBERs enhdeucs alSned

3artyt sCo taareteE 7reslo
F 18 Service Salon. Tel. 226-
TRUCK Drivers/Mechanics
for Interior. Interested person.
Contact Ramsey 22 -3348,

WORK from home for
mS$$wekly. Iormtm n

Georgetown, Guyana
CONTROL your income
filling 100 envelopes for US$500
or more. Information. send
stamped self addressed
Bn~velope2 NthanieG WlI s PnO
envelops Ro OrUrSe$ 0 or mo

Jimmy Daniels, Lot I Eccles
Public: Road, East Bank
Demerara, Guyana.

ARE you cursed
dO dfncron aols~e s

COMPUTER Repis Sales &
Services -Call Krtn Computer
Repairs & Sales C nre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

JEAN offers courses in

arran ement, cake decoration
153 Barr St., Kitty, 226-9548'
660-2713. '

TEACHERS & skilled
workers to work in Bahamas for
US$2500 monthly.
Accommodation provided.
Call 616-0080.

2Fo me in807 aO on, Call
HOME private tutor
seab na phhonic na other
Call 651-7662 anytme 9
NAIL courses special
Mash offer, onily $m4 000 each.
2R~egers now wi0ed space
Guardian reading classes for
children 7 years and older. Call
227-8143 between 1 and 5
pm, Mon Sat.

CALL 233-2495-6

FOR all your construction
repairs., renovations, as well as
masonry, vrnishing, plun ncR
Mohamed on23-5167-
664_ _
LOOKING for that special
Datn oS rviCe andC net usf
you t at true com anion. Free
registration. Tel. 2 7-3273.
FREE registration. Let us
find your special someone
taboo lifestyle com anion
dating service. Tel. 68 -7144
E m a I:

)II Us 5 I UN>

Contact: Ramsey -

tel.: 220-3348

Of 628-7 92

representatives to sell screen
printing and advertising
special ties, creative artist
expeditor. Must have
transportation. Call 226-8976.


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CUTE 7 weeks old
puppies, small breed,
vaccinated and dewormed.
Call 233-2624.
010m ige~s and_ !n ai nU

Dance Shoes, School
BIte many mr

BrmNumes- urn.== noar Irsrt PRi

clnark- 2000165 minerrepairs-$ 00
clpark- 20001b5 minorrepairs-580

cre 4850-le5 elmadtionabig
Cak- 4800-IbsJl wrin s.4

ide8b\ Xr' p~harmc e c. Caoas
Tel No. 698-o3x4 5/70-5 1,

fist tie7 n nGuyn Ppai
information, Call 227-6397,
HOUSE & land P. Nagar -
$ Mersbhild er nrie der rs.
houses. Ca I 226-p2372.
A COMPLETE music set
system at an affordable price
to suit you. Please contact us
at tel. #270-4335/cell 674-
1 SET 14" rims with tyres
(-star FWD) 4 holes. Price -
$70 000 neg. Call
Chandrapaul 614-4444.
SHOCK treatment for
swimming pools also
muriatic acid (h drochloric
acid). Phone 23-0608 (8
am 4 pm) Mon to Fri.
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,:
ITotors, bets, valvesknb
etc. Technician available. caBll
ONE aen. sound power
am life: 2000 watts -$40
Opeaker Ob000 1 Dra id
pr-m fer -1040D r4

2/23/2008, 6:44 PM

ONE 2-bedroom upper
flat in Newtown, Kitty $50
000. Tel. 226-7038
LUXURIOUS apartment for
Seise S. Ful f rnise with
AC ho cold bat.ec

BOTTOM FLAT $35 000.
CALL 225-9332.
FURNISHED flats for
2ner ea visitors. Phone 227-

EXECUTIVE houses -
Caricom Gardens, furnished
and unfurnished US$1 200
& U5S$1 500. 611-0315, 690-
OFFICE space $50 000,
bod snc 9( 01

ONE two-flat concrete
buligsituated at 18 New
Hopb~e .P blic Road EBD'
comaprisingbla&e YeanT spa (
he~aae th, t eeshbewde' mse

ANNANDALE North 2 st re
three bedroom like new as gY
5M. Call 225-5591 or 61 :
5505.1-aEprer -
sale Ha ue Jib, WC $9M
neg. Te 276-3623 owner
leaving country.
D'Urban St. $18M, Alberttown
$19M residential $30M.

fur ish o ufr is edo 4st
Call 218-0303/655-6875.
house on double lot in South
Ruimveldt Park, 1 house lot
45' x 80'. Contact 685-9297.
WOODEN building at 257
Thomas St., S/C bur o
sale). Contact 227-96 after
6 pm or 621-6573.
HUGE 4-bedroom house for
sale, beautiful gardens and
swimmicmml pov) U 75 0e0d
Call Carol '- 612-97 5.
I-OO, RePO blc Pares 5uli
Road -5M l 10
Queenstown OM alCarol
-226-6809/61 -9785.
1 2-STOREY concrete
house (3-bedroom Land $5

scrty gridl Loa d2 Foduli
DOUBLE lot of land, Da
Siv Stw Nwton mls Iosde
Gardens. 226-4177, 688-7224
225-2319.av $11M. 225-
2626 225-5198, 231-2064
225-2709. '
2 BUILDINGS in 1 yard.
dimension 500 ft. x 76 ft. at
39 Friendship, EBD, accessible
by both river and road. Call
2 52-8060 614-3059, 954-
443-8039 Florida 644-6872.
LBI 16M Atlantic
Gardens -3M Prashad
Nagar $3M R public
6fPark6DM32 5M,
Queenstown -$20vk $32M,
$5 Cal OM2~6-09/6m2-

woKeASTEVc tCob i-stor(~
ft x 24 ft). 3 bedrooms, 2
bathmoms, e2 tlet, p es oriz

ne otia leco Tler6490t843 8M
225-7959 evening s o
condition, on a fully developed
haclo lard.Fronbtepd sry
ki cen, lIvingdaan ediningero n
shd with ncrhetcehiooor w l

feceed, testl th thr r b e
ak en~c sed En rae ser

AG NC592E6L 59280226-E362
ifo@sugr msrealestate.corn

wdwresug1r Ha fild 8tGee gm
Sts. Georgetown.

CALL 274-0596.
ENGINE. CALL 222-4966.
GREEN. TEL. 225-3737, 225-
OLD. CALL 22b-6879.
LISTER engine and
generators 4 to 17 KVA. Tel. #
10-TON 3-wheel road
roller, working condition. Call
SKlD steer Catergillar 246,
excellent condition. Call 623-
1 SLATE 8' Canadian
made pools table $400 000.
Call 623-3404,
1 THREAD Mill and all
types of Industrial sewin
machines. Call 233-3344 9
3" INCHES swimming
ool tablets Phone 233-
F608 (8am 4pm) Mon to


Nrn Ill I Lo It~ill LUL o
Railway Line, Better Hope.
Contact Ram 624-1909.
2-BOTTOM flat at Lot
D'Urban St., Werk-en-Rust.
Suitable for business. Call 227-
0858, 628-1435.

frnihe i tw witeroomo
for cou le or sin le persons in
the ct.226-41 7, 225-2319,
688-7 24. ;
ONE 3 bedroom upper flat
in Barr St.; Kitty $50 000.
Tel. # 226- 213. Call between
4 and 10 pm. .
TWO offices or for other
business, Camp St. area. Call
Richard -609-7675, 33-2614.
OFFICE sace $50 ~000,
bond space $5O 000, Internet
ca36,0snackette, beauty salon.
ROOMS.for sin le working
male $5000 wee ly. Phone
No. 613-2647.
ECCLES, Ogle 2 and 3
bedroom apartment furilished
and unfurrilshed 684-4411.

furniFUed flatsEful ye ~pesd
11r.225-5782, 609-32 233-

apaULL fislad ehxe utiate
conditioned and parking price
$80 000. Telephone 683-
BEL Air Park fully
furnished and secured
executive concrete building
with all modern facilities.
Telephone .642-0636.
furnished three bedr~oarn
executive top flat with all
conveniences. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0636.
ONE 2-bedroom
a artment for couple
C/Buated 1t3168 "last St., N/

furn sOed st dio aoar mfull
Situated in SRG. P ease call

f21a8, sta~bl TorS letb em B
video aames stationery shop,
etc. # 615-8 35.
dREGENT Street ground
lagebsbcoess or IP24- 43o2
or 34-0481.
trHAPbed Ares two stoey
E~rki~ng Asking 9U $ 00. Call

2 bedro~omRtoO fla $5305000 ,
6U~niue56Rea9t 666227-3551,

fburri hd xctiave cncdr t
f~a~cities. Telephone 642-
be rmen0, inbode toilet anad
bah-$016420 m~onthly. Tel.
EARL'S Court, LBI 1 2-

be5 Oa2. 5l tu 0

bedroom) -$25 000 2 0,
$35 000, $40 000 -~J60 000 0
hC Ies 1430600604 848604 000.
ONE Lg. 3 bedroom
house mesh 8 acs,, hot and
cold, 0r011, etc, residential
US$2D unfurnished, 3
bedroom house fully furnished,
3 self contained rooms
US$1500, others furnished or
unfurnished form US$325 -
j2$26-2372apt and ouses Call
business place suitable for
Pharmacy, air line office, real
estate, photo studio, stationery
store, boutique & gift shop etc
and also an established IAX
BASE. Call Tel. 268-2241
FURNISHED 4 bedroom
luxury home to rent US$4000
others furnished and
US$u2r500 hS$2000 UU$310500
ne oible Callr6-e2r3 r2c

Ir n p ta lon ava lae. II
226-8990, 226-2543.
COMING from overseas -
long term, short term. Check out
the Green House Apartment -
one bedroom, AC TV
kitchenette. Call 227-6587, call
22 -66

Upp.,n..af fbsdn ne Bury4 <@fit?
juntlion ( business spot),
perfectior ottpor's office

of Comtlnig & Skdle Sts Alberlown
wit ularge roms, ulsize kitchim
large verandolt, large Ital w

ua l, nru Isuo) u l luun m ll, nu
dining room kitchen twenty
minutes drive to and from cty.
Call 268-1163, 609-7282, 616-

,S RA TLE 225409758MO"

6794 -
1 LG. HbUSE residential
lit-2mnilon negotiable. Call
22- 72
OFF-Licensed Li uor Sho
at 465 Sect 'B' Non Pariel. Te .
219-2382, 684-8746.
PUBLIC Road Kitt ,
reduced from $24M to $17M
225-2626, 225-5198, 2311
2064, 225-2709.
LOT 48 Pike Street, Kitt ,
Ia ciberoomoenathtconc~ram
anytime 624-1909.
PERE St., Kitty -second
property 4-ft drive way on y
wid'lth 5totnd second Stre ~
NEW spacious 6-bedroom
cnr50 e e2al 9bibuildinge q

PRASHAD Nagar large
four bedroom executive
cnrette pb lin nsio re 2a r
HOUSE in Non Pariel on
Easdt Coas t5M3Cba rolomrnOwit~h
CRAIG two storey with
Iand size 35 x 144 ft In good
condition. Asking $7.5M. Call
225-5591, 619- 505.
D'URBAN St., corner two-
storey wooden and concrete
building. No re airs. Call 231-
9302 or 639-2 35.
PRIME business place"
Cam St.vacaarnte two st rey
Price negot~iable.K 25-054a5r

concrete front building w
pe el s~p P6.No r pars,o tne n

front building with land space,
no re air, price negotiable-
K.S. RAG UBIR Agency
225-0545, 642-0636.
Alexander VIp $9.5M, La
eisen~ceD $ .5CMal LA2N3D
6C3h46ce2R6e3ai7Ote Seeker's

Ge UeAMINA Sttreoet, cnta

SI 6h6eaty6 lt e 17

13NO tagenitecallbHeuabue 2276
bd aoms r4dla roorr 2
families,Aconcret buildingwel

bdua Tr uitnaeses nt Sland.
266ce ea EBD. Call 646-u 33

$65M, ECD -$3M $4M -
6~.5M $15M, D'Urban St -
14.8M Cam bellville
$13M. Tel. 227- 256.
16M, Alberttown-$6
14M, Robb St. -$9M Kitty -
7M $10M, Cam bel/ville -
110n, South $8 Call 231-
bedroom flat $25 000
Annandale Sth 1 1-bedroom -
$130 000, 1 2-bedroom flat -
$2000. Call 223-6346
263-7110 Seeker's Choice
Real Estate.
R/Park four bedrooms
Versailles mansion, gate
community, Mc Doom two flat,
C/lodge, w bedroom doube
lot Croal Street three
bedroom. New Market Street.
three flat Sandy Babb Street
three bedroom Mainstay
Essequribo two flat Albert
Street, two flat, two family
Camp Street, residential i

caPieosdme li/ omc eRou

111~~3 '

We are located at:

HONDA 250 Custom,s gd

oe 3 ENF3 d 2buTsV. CalJ
PUPS for sale. 8 weeks old
pure., fluffy dachshund
deor ed. 226-98 a6 Od
1 CUMMINGS engine
dxecseeje3t75 nK genera or8
104. Contact # 628-0662
MASSEY Ferguson
tractors from En land. Just
arrived. Models 785 & 188.
Call 218-3574/263-5652
ONE 27" American Sony
Television, almost new. One
upright deep, freezer (new).
Tel. 226-7085, 225-6288.

C(s /I)Z 3ZI
221-7677, 624-8402

WELL-APPOINTED first floor
office ,space in Georgetown,
approximately 1 400 sq. ft.ar-
conditioned, available from Arl
2008.e.Tel. # 225-4106 M.
rj ne
QUEENSTOWN furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartments AC,
hot & cold, parking, etc.
Suitable for overseas visitors,
short term. Tel. 226-5137, 227-
ONE 2-bedroom unfurnished
bottom flat a t. 6*" St.
Cummings Lodg Greater, G)
town. Tel. 222-4 1. $20 000 per
mrenetrhed(Student or couple

BUSS E SSuAleBan~deO FA. Kit
$70 000 /deal for boutique,
untrn caf8 oroney Cra n22e~r.

Prashad Na ar, Guysuco
Gardens/Park, C8ueenstown, New
2rvidence. TEL. 226-8148, 625-

secureXan~d dT i nedF wthE -ffci n
orn ii SItal foor an b~us d s
1. Mdle Sreet. Call +(592) 226-

Had field Etreset Wetrk- n- u95

eo co cene. Co ct iaron o
Te3-4N32. 23-0929, 226-3595,


CALL 218-0392, 218-4635, 648-

S BO5O 0la t ed o
wae ansde eoletricity.2 Parkng
faciltie~set~c. $50 000 oaonly.
Contact owner 225-9700, 623-
9972, 233-2336.
executives one 4-bedroom
mansion in residential area -
fOq over looking the ocean,
fun urnished, generator, hot &
col d, AC, alarm system, fully
grilled, out yard has never been
wooded. Tel # 624-8315, 265
7282, 684-3526, anytime.
-- 3 600 ACRES, KUTWA
"AREMU" 5 000 ACRES.
CONTACT TEL. # 626-6909, 642-
OFFICE space for rental -
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building of dimensions
S36 feet x 20 feet, at 217 South
Road Georgetown. Each floor
shall contain two lar e offices
hlorsao~ o the eenaireebnuieddinby

ad wter Pe he allh2a2 -2 1



Cal/225-2503/2 7-3939
EXECUTIVE apartments.
F e giisr cae r 2 5 78

2 foos atRaooS c2
Queenstown. TEL. 226-814
000. lEB1D -20$ 00u0eeT5toTO
US$500 US$1 200, Bei Air -
US$1 200. Tel. 227-2256.
4635, 218-0392, 648-7504-
U.G AREA fully furnished
four bedroorn executive
concrete building with all
modern facilities. K.S
RAGHUBIR Agency 225-0545.
furnished a artments -$2 500 &
$4 000 da y at Cummincs & 6th
Sts. Call Julian 225- 709 or
EXECUTIVE house and
aptd S$700 upwards, hot and
cod ool, with great yard
space. tony Reids Riealt _
231-2064. 225-3068, 5-
2626, 225-5198.
SoONsE nw bHi Irate iu

bedro Ir y T lld2 oe

s ackett $60 000 Interet
cafg, beauty salon, restaurant.

Prime busin as e

lOCation Mid l

X S~70 ft stable

fof feStaur nt I

doctor offi e

tc C$

225-5591 or


styledUR Hp.S~u ta~bleepocran
cu 0e0/or slin Oe ppersony.
Call 622-5776.
ONE- & 2-bedroom
apartment to rent grilled, fully
furnished, security service,
overseas visitors. Tel. 628-
7880, 226-9448.
CAMP St., prime business
place, larme and secure ground
floor. K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency
- 225-0545, 642-0136.
EaHO SE in 5Diabmeodnrdomn
Jacuzzi, phone, 3 toilets, etc.
- US$1 000. Call 218-0303,

Eledoroist8Genera Storea u
busy 4 ornerupper lower flots.
*Fully eqipped with glasses,

freezer, tore designed for multiple



ONE Mitsubishi motorcar
C ln4en ?400 CC.
125 CC JIALING Scooter #
CE2040646, Ilso 1 pirb ,- K tkher
Kiekers Grill. Tel. 222-5013.

asPhone 233-0608 (8a 4
)Mon to F a -

ONE (1d non-work ng
crntr rutice negot abie Phoh
MF 13FORD 5 100F0relngild n1
s td 1 Pkis onn a orM 2
Contact 641-8885, 254-1195

1- new child bccecrir
all ntdse-oo~d0 ,alit -$wl 0
each, 3 boxes new computer
peper dofrd) 9r. 11canad 0
paer .- 'ddr 1614V -9 25,00 '

HO MA0Cespapes 2 hoist ramms
$1s6m0000, 1 Ford 360~ en ine
dimntled -$200 00 2
walking mowers 65000 ea
2 s rocket shaf s 35 00d
eah,1 d omp etebugear $125
000. Call 62-566. kt-$0
ned bncshon mrnIder 1 2
surface 1 band saw, joiner and
surfacesr, harper ,kmdia a

s ao s s u r b l c s o n

609-785 684-5115.




PCC Motor carb driving and 1 TOYOTA 21 ar C
wth spares $225 ~00.Tel. 225- dck AECx fulentpowe ad CMKD
ONE AE 150 Corona 65-e0s554.cel cniin al
ato atic ecellent condition. TOYOTA MK 11 GX 81,
"rnver~-lnrk 4 aner( a Prina5A 019H7 O_
Irnpu n.%b grating. UUU1 NISA NVanette minibus,
ONE AE 100 S rinter one manual, in excellent condition
AE 91 Corolla. Call613-8923, $375 000.Contact Rocky -
671-9665, anytime 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 AT 192 Carina white 1 F 150 Ford X-tra Cab plck
PKK Series, AC. Price $1 25d up, new model. Mags and
000. Call 670-3671. music, excellent condition.
CoARItNoA. taP KT .1N5 2P6cle 623.56M9 eg. Tel. 266-
6 4-7200 or 222-6778. RZ bus AT 192 AT 212 AT
ONE Nissan Sentra B 13. 170, RAV-4 $606 000,80
3 6c~e -6 66765 000. Call 227- Or; ngMdlewn pap mCt II 2
i e I ~ n% o 6236.

TOYOTA Corona AT 150

9O natabce ndi i6-0462570 WHEN BUYING OR SELLING

1. AE 91 Corolla,aod
condition, family owned -$70
000 neg. Call 688-2068,64-
4292. -

100ACro 12a, p~r ntarinCaersE
ABE 140SCny. ArEar 8226 9a6 t,

maarim ramCDsipd b scraV
e~ngine). "ride 2.
Contact Rocky 225-1460, 621-

LIN -maarammms



only a few pieces left

Gasoisnce eg ,8,4x4,
Excellent Condition,
Fu 1.. oaded, Fully

Anjj8890, NOW Paint'
Brakes,Altenator, etc.
Asking $3.8M neg.

1 HILUX 4-Runner with
chrome mags alarm 8. AC,
caseh brscoannditimnsic iH
Series. Tel. 266-2451, 625-
6397. Price $3M neg.
canter Eexoelie Cntapnit T
202n8 46ea in~ 7c4ntry. Call

P c3/ 6e a6bPT
2001 Hilux Extra Cab pick
up, 5-speed manual5Ldee
enie-$4 000 00d. Tel. 688-
9855. Never registered.
CrnHB 5157 AT 150 To yota
Cooa-700 000. Price
21 427 615-94n c"~~~"iton in

1 T2YT Cari (212

1 BJJ RZ minibus 2 BHH.
Price starting from 850s 000
t$1400 000. Phone 268-
3953, 612-5419.




225-0700, 82398072

1 AT 140 TOYOTA Corona
auoai 6 th 6ag e cln
ONE Toyota RZ,0excellent
One 3 nminib$ 5stic0 enaer -
$385 000 ne Tel. 220 4103.
Cell 655-7282.
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
cr 0spoile mu ic, etE. Pcerl en
r ndton 62S ic aear. Call 680-
doors. Excellent condition,
PHH series, low mileage. Tel.
2224263-42418-0620, 623-
DODGE Grand Caravan
DEISolSporewcar aoo HDoct
516 2mo torcl7 2426-4177,

poPHH ATA1C2 C rit~nifu
mags, music system, never run
hire, one owner $1.3M. Call
276-0313. 626-1141

and appliances -fridges.
microwave, stoves dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, TV' beds
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-
17" LCD flat screen Dell
Pr ess n 45426MABM S~am so
OS W edo so Vst 158n cB
220-7047, 674-4809.
THREE used 3L diesel

en-Rust, Georgetown. Tel. 226-
ELECTRICAL Motors 75 Hp,
main switches 500v, bus bars
500 and 600 amps, Allan west
auto transformer starters 75 &
100 amps entrance cable 200
mm 3 core. Call 662-3873.

0, dG l~ ob~ ( 2p-ec 2~s) 90
cooler $ 10 0000btabbe drod~e0
0,chair set $50 000 small
table $5 000. Call 231-71068.
Sawmill equipmnent- lar e
Armstrong Saw Clamper for
aangesawn ldie,01/2s~h~aener e
m fal roller on stand, 1-
amstron ch~ai nstraetcnhere~tcallI
USB 2.0 external hard
div e22G sGBncdsmpac hflcaa
re dr/UwS efamhemory c~ar~d Gb0

IOD/tP Ostste h eaerasd
sets. Call 654-064phn a
Rebuildingr & Spare Parts Service,
388 South Ruimveldt Gardens.
Tel. 218-1469, 218-3899b623-

2 HAULER trucks with tyres
D6305mMo ach oenre ch~ampio
Bob Cat 320D mini excavator .
$2.8M, 4 band new '18.4 x 34
trnersk d d00 000 M Carrke
61 1241B 1228-2014 .
e0aV r25 020V0, 1 s~m~al vaku

keds0al ro ler ut man 1f
at0,6,000 each Hindi electric
t pewriter 110\/ $25,000 call
CAUSTIC Soda 55 Ibs -
$5 000 alum 55 lbs $5 800
Soda Ash 55 lbs $7500
2hurirca Idar c loine$5&
VhAIorin eus eal2 3rie 8a
am 4 pm) Mon to Fri.
CUMMINGS generator
enugnes ad d~eroit diesel 1
marine en ine couple up t
au8x10ahi~ opreesC te rw e
340m6 engone for truck 3 5 H
as~o 1218b ct 963. Call 62 -
1 2002-954 CBR, 1 R6

nin b-24-s rooe Yam ha 1
stroke, 2 30 Hp 4 strokeM -
25 Hp 4 stroke, 1 25 Ho 2
strok 2 Hondas 50 and 8 Efp 4
stroke. Call 644-4340.

NOW in box,
Counterfeit detection
USing UV and MagnetiC
Ink, External
jDjsplay, 1000 notes per
minute, 110 and 220
Volts, $130,000.

Call: 649-3311

Now in stock at Ram's Auto
Sprs 114 Light Street
Albaerttown, Georgetown 226-
6325, 227-1454, 624-1909. AII
model forklift Hyster, Caterpillar,
TCM and Nissan, Generators
from 3 KVA to 800 KVA, Perking
gen. set 4 & 6-cylinder engine,
Dorman, DeutzK Isuzu, F~ord

cna nr ite9ho sri fe
Cono r4- hee drive r ecyin ed
tractors in good condition
753.0035 cat In parts, 4 solid
wheels and other parts and 10
luss 300 x 15, also 10 x 16.5
tube tyre wheels complete. _
3/8 HYDRAULIC hose -
$200 per ft. _20- al compressor
tank p0 05/80ga" caveads hose
- e inpeer lengt h00ond )
truck -$5 000 3 bar stools -
$6 010 o2 10 -16 a ,cel nder

bihmeat etc dea3 00r0e ic
uckling chicken & puilet, 24
DC lamp with wire loom idea
for canter truck. Ask for Bobby
- 266-0312, 627-7835.

1 PIT bull 11 months and
1 bull Mastive, 16 month, both
'ports 0 0 cneg echl 220
23 6,. 615-1518.
dPrkdn t0h0Serie4- cyn e~
ths ~p p6 Me~. c. $2M

Te 22 -3877, 652-3805.



225-8700, 82388972

B1 1111BPICiI8IPluceSurfle

atmt rc, 0 r-p were 44
621-5902 7-
ONE Datson Violet motor
car, excellent working condition.
Contact Mr. Ram el Masir
Telephone 259-0308.
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla
motor car music spoiler stick

$45000e neS1 Iit o8r 7P91

auto~mat~i70 T l OTpowrernead
immaculate condition. Price
$900 000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902
1 TOYOTA R2. long bus
mnid tu nra s rn ic, Cxc llen
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.
at mai bfcully pc eed d5- o
or 621-5902.

Il f4

Leather interior
Multil eAi BaD. 17
plae rolyino 17
Ilke new
best offeracet

1 Euset~omrdeo or,( f ll
shwcar,need minor engine work, sold as

Mitsubishi Canter, excellent
working condition. Contact 231-
8661, 88-9167.
1 NISSAN Vanette small
soditi n -e le0n0t0 nwg Tl
D1 AT 212 Dark Silver, m gs,
SV alrm $ 923M2neg 6C 6 a
226- 030.

CorollaNEW ATr e92Car ta,
2M~a0e 2o44 rfu I aed. Call
ONE Paiero Junior
excellent con ition, CD root
rak h rd cove 4p re wheel,
et.Bby 2-21
ONE 2000 Limited Toyota
4-Runner V20" chrome wheels,

Cl 2-3111D ~
(Private automatic fully
pwered.3AMC, mgs, CO at rm
#225-1400, 621-5902.

(PiAt) al 5 uatt 0 0
o atO ogsky 621-5902 or
1 NISSAN (4x2) Pick u
Ceon iin. goc 6800 0.

1 SIZUKI Wagon Jeep 4
door new model manual, fpil

cylirnder OYOTE~xtra ab bmax 3
e eusal rule 8oeredo act
Rocky # 621-5 02, 225-1400.
1-EP Starlet, PKK Series,
u aclhaExecelDnt Codit o
Tel.676-6008/ 643-5122.
NISSAN Frontier 4 x 4 Extra
Cabb ic 4ur eaoicGkMC E~x 6a
4177, 225-2319 68887224
CiviSol aIver 1 Honda
eermehsing. la~s~e contact
1 AT 192 CARINA F/
powered with mag, visors, AC &
CD music. Price $1.4M neg
Tel.~ 266-2461, 625-6397.

IGCiallkiStecaerlSlg do

LGSfaieks5Steel26Cubit2do or-$8,00
sapstgagg 26 rg le g aing aggg,000
Mayfag 1f#Ii lee ckera1(0140,000
(01vindor 26cuble* 080,000

SI RoiL St, lacyton,0/.26T 252503/2254831
acs~ap&arbanis.GIT. 23143602

1 671 GM engine, oil,

263-5634. '
TV SALE 50 brand new
27"' television we will beat any
prices by $8 000 guaranteed
o t6 i re e I lod iarke i a

OXYGEN and Acetylene
vses f st alnd Mec Dcoent
3uebv oon 5ST e 1 Do

12). :
CAT 320 B excavator
engine 3066 spares for sale
clnderabloschkahadsu crankshaft

Cn cts~2o9 ,-sr2op- 7u9mp, 658

Ind Vta SUpressurem rh he
Dump sectio~nD/2V4O0 r c27d00
coinbo pressure washer rubber
se lad2w~ater). Tel. 231-1786,
wh I 9 Bexd20rd trck spnaere
ln 00,1 truck eydraulic
mp with Hr neashaft
cl 02s carter 24V $40,000

60' bZWN~tr nsfo m~eo 63r aVA
1 ~ols, weight 128 Kg plus
4 ransmission pane YA
1 C~l7S$15 000 negotiable.
R~'~yan 625-6083.

2001 Ford F150 4 doors Extra C Pcu
,Automatic, A/C,CD Player GK K393
Excellent condition.

Sony T7"loor Model $325,000
Philips 51" Floor Model 6325,000
Sony -65"x 8R 425,000
Ifitackl- 61" $375,000
Toshisba- 61"-$8375,000
Philips Magnavox*S 1" 375,000

6Robb St., Lacytown. ll.255025431
8 Camp urbann Sts. G/I.231-3602

CALL 220-6879.

loadled.2C~al A2RA310O9K ft -
1 HILUX Surf, PKK Series
fully loaded. Price neg. Tel. #

reistered GKK93.*

AT 150 TOYOTA Corona,
Cutmatticopr e22552154000
tr2s TObYOTrAn dooa aE 831
1 AT 212 PKK series fully
powered, mags, spoiler,
auom2-c31 ece69e~ntd edition.
DIESEL To ota T100 Xtra
cab stick s8)f 422034 fl pw2 e
8527 never registered

000511A0TA N92a-iR250 00 8
00MX90 MR2 $1a.7M, 2006
Tacoma $6.8M. Uni ue Aut
Sale 227-3551, 64q7-0856o
699-6667. '


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Please contact: Mr. G. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 Or
Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/328-2304

8 lWCaStl 6 FOR V

11stp stricken

G ascoig ne Keeg an

ONE AE 100 Marino
excellent condition, PHI-1
Series. Owner leaving country.
Tel. 276-3928 or 64 -8769.
LINCOLN Town car,
automatic fully powered,
leate.DD sytm lr

f i

ONE AT 192 Carina, stick
shift~ fully powered, mags, etc.
Pi Series, excellent
condition. Tel. 642-6159.
IMPORTED from J~a an
Toydoea Carina 212 199
mode NZE Coiola --2 000

ACA 21 Toyota Vitz NZE 121
Toyota Carina motor car AT 212
& ATAE92b0To ota Clo~r Ia motog
HIrux double cab pick up ZLN
169 & YN 107, Tvta Hilux

EA1A. Toyota Starlet EP 91
racine car. Contact Rose
u mdho Rd19Auou oas bto n

227-3185. We glive you the best
because you deserve the best.

4 RZ Minibuses
4 AT 192 Carina
2 AE 100 Springter
2 AT1~70 Carina/Corona
1 Catr 1- Pick u
2 AE 9a Sringter/Curpona

ONE Salesairl, one live-in
Sales irl, aae ft 24. Wages
negotiable, call 618-7852.
PUMP Attendant walk
with NIS ID and TIN No.
Apply at Sol, Mc Doom, EBD.

rof, widwc. nel 69-23
One live-in domestic to do
house chores & cleaning, ages
un toy s0 PeeracP$ 8b4rom
1 SHOP Attendant to work in
Interior, meals ; and
accommodation provided.
E eienc 3 o~ul be an asset.
SEWING machine o erators
dadfter/ utterfor g rm~evtfact r
Air Park 225-4492, 225-9404.
need dD n Tr n dahd o re aper
fa6iy 85 e~s535-4M5 rsa Calet
ApEXPE IhENCED Po teresn
n0 seht dn Ele tronicege4n3t
2Regen tRoad, Bourda. tel. #

4 CAR ENTE3RS (o nex-s

with Ccrticitate & 10015
SALESMEN to sell Taps,
Radio, C'D Player, etc.
Technician skills
would be an arsst- ijq
$10,000 weekly. .

ONE ~~( xeind
MechaniclWe aer texpor en nc
6n09t i 64c2-7t3 Cbotwen6 6he
hrs of 9 am and 4 pm.
Jam WAITRES5SES to work at
Monton bPeubi roadnw ddk
Call 220-1109, 220-2700.

person wlwritten a plicpapton.
Hack's Halaal Res aurant, 5
Commerce St, 9 am liam.
CLEANER & Kitchen Help
fboer estnaurant drre r p~e s
HCpe aei 300 frs..tol425 yrstold-
Cal22-70~ rom 1 pm to4
pm,: .1
LIVE in domestic to do onI
house- work (no cooking
between the ages 17
should have pass ex erience,
$0000 monthly if qualify
a I Guyana Variety Store, 6
c NEA taaln ,sefer n

aodvdamfagendro~pi a pnicaat on
New ,Market Street, North

225-9156, 226-0114 '
2 ATTRACTIVE looking
Sae att nd~antts it~h0preasaan
vrd b~ee reponsibleead hve a
6Rot Id PurlCMoak r. W~orkino 3h

TWO (2) drivers with ca
van and lorry Ilcense. Three (3f
experience. Excellent wa e
and NIS coverage. Two 72
12s or .1'.st aeam One

)divres Pina Ms at trd6in a
o~U~I ed. E $en~~andanba~k~l~ne
utno ecessary. Contact~ThPe
Recruiter RK's National Security .
Ntok172 Light & Charlotte
St~,tr'~eetu;s, udGorgetown

1 NISSAN Coupe RZ 1
Sports car, excellent
oasandi mur 600 01
bod~ywork, drivina $300 000-
CalRcard -'823-1033 or
1 2002-954 CBR, 1 R6
- 2001, 1 Yamaha outboard
Hnpgine 1 4-stroke Yamaha 115
HP 02strok 2 44- st5k Hp 4

2trok Hna 50 and 8 p
4 stroke. Call 644-4340.

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Newcastle
United will do what they
can to help Paul Gascoigne
after the former England
midfielder was detained
under the Mental Health
Act, manager Kevin Keegan
said yesterday.
"We as a club will do ev-
erything we can to help,"
Keegan told Sky Sports News
television. "His family know

that we've talked to the n and

"It's sad but maybe
what's happened now could
be a turning point for him, in-
stead of looking at it as some-
thing that's really bad this
might be the best thing.
"I have talked with
his dad and one of his
sisters and I know it
looks negative but I
think it is a massive posi-
tive for Paul Gascoigne,
from all the information
I've had," added the
former England manager.
Gascoigne, capped 57
times between 1988 and 98,
was arrested and taken to a
psychiatric hospital on
Wednesday evening after po-
lice were called to a hotel in
Gateshead, near Newcastle.
The 40-year-old has made
regular appearances in tabloid
newspaper headlines for his
behaviour off the field. He ad-
mitted in a 2004 biography to
beating his wife Sheryl.

Former England manager
Terry Venables told the Sun news-
paper he was saddened by what
had happened to a player hailed
as the most naturally gifted of his
generation in English soccer.
"He is one of the most gener-
ous and warm-hearted people I
have ever met in football and
maybe that has contributed to his
problems," said Venables.
"He has struggled to come
ato rms wimh the end of his

"I am in contact with
Paul's mum via a friend and I
am ready to talk to her or Paul
if there is anything I can do to
help," added Venables.
Former team mates agreed
Gascoigne had struggled to ad-
just to life after football.
"Gazza's had a few op-
portunities in football, he's
had a few opportunities in
the media, but it hasn't
worked out because that
didn't give him what he
wanted," former England in-
ternational Paul Parker told
BBC radio.
"He still wanted to be a
professional footballer, he still
wanted to be there with the
lads in the morning, he wanted
to be training, he wanted to be
playing every Saturday after-
"Gazza's stml like a young
boy, all lie wants to do is play
the game and his body doesn't
allow it anymore."

*10}0 0 IlST, PIKK- series
WOS 0e oll Paill 3.7o

Octtepfin lny 05}d @000 00

O6P1R2AT80R. CALL 266-5031,
TWO 12) Joiners to work
on a job basis. Tel. # 226-
FOUR female field workers.
82 raig St., C/ville. Tel. 227-
DRIVER for Kitt IC/ville bus
from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Call 624-3268.
KITCHEN Cleaner and
R st urnt, 5 Sheriff S~tamo
KI~Y. TEL. 660-4659, 225-
HALF dav Domestic. Cook.
Crl 2M-s 82i liams 225-0808
ONE General live-in
Domestic. Call 233-2738, 622-
5794, 651-9044.
One Bodyt work man to work
e~4121;6all obols provided call
.1 LIVE-IN Domestic to do
basic house work. Salary
negotiable. Call 648-0001.
nedeRdlVCERS aa dC ccC rs
Tel. 227-4545 or621-1548s.
motoONcleD eudrybem .nas~swtn
Apply 53 David Street, Kitty.
ONE experienced excavator
Operator to work in the Interior.
Contact 626-6909 & 225-2535.
WANTED two Sales iris to
work at Payless Store on Re ent
7t 6Age 18 25. Tel. # 2-

hire corNTT~o work at OiaTme
-2x Srice. Tel. 225 0173,
LOGS; s uares & boards
large qouant ties, Washiba,
Tuonlr & Darina. Call 619-

workMi Ta rREutaabl tax Iev i
in90Gto~win8-Te 527-1700, 227-
MATURE Driver for stick
aear car to work in th6 Diamond
ewScheme area. Contact Mrs
Jeune. Tel. # 216-0596 '
MkSALEA yERKS and w\] on
Mi. 16yH~a sonn.Generdal

GROUNDS man/Caretaker,
pitch preparatiort experience
necessary. Maltenoes Sports
Club, Thomas Lands 226-
30WANTED 2 or 3-bedroom
hos r Tpte. t .tt 6ren wth
Live-in hand man to take
care of animal 8& keep
surrounding of bond clean;
sin le or perosn withfaly
wel ome. call: 650.-2706

c lidCA esER 3Nisnsan 6
h et, steeD tsa edoubte oo
bs. Tel: 226-8454. Credit can
be arrange
HONDA Accord, excellent
condition power windows
mi nirs tef na proganmm
matosm srround H1-FOZ ys j

PHH Seriels2ATCOYCODeqClinear,
visor spoiler, mao rims, fully
pwe er. N~esy in hire. Fo sa e
2 9-6842, 646- 401.
seriNTD R VDE d fne h11
snrkltray has hard cover 1
T10 wit olk-rtruck. Call 6 3-
1003, 218 -49
stcToyoatra K35TO 107 Wagon
lnd cruiser FdJ '80 '45T pc,
$6. MpoewxeTlen E gis
made-Morris Marino never
remastered automatic 5 seater
$525,000; Vanette mini-bus
working -$ 325,000.Credit
can be arranged. Tel: 226-
it OTIVGATED seller, one 0f
cream trnuckuqineasel riive a
conditioned fully equipped ~
with 30 K~- gen. set. ey
profitable investment. (b) One
enclosed fibre lass van, four-
wheel back ax e high top., (c
One Nissan Paihfinder, righ
hadedriv~eurpoowder fo~r
ooit'Poennt Fornmore int Is
22-130 the best factor
reconditioned vehicles in stoc
are AT 192a AT 2A2 new
NavielABS irdbeds,s KZ4H' 1T1d
minibusC~1 HIux plak u Extra &
Single badC dina,' L-Touring

available at Paul Camacho
Auto Sales 111 Croal St
Stabroek (lbe't. Albert
05~r qB4olu. sSs). Tel. 225-0773,
u Teovot s ea a prt
To~a) Landt cruli; er, e

up; Ni san 4x King Cab ~i
P ~(c~iee~sed MI subishi Canted
B rSES: ToyottaH oe5

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ar o navaial De
nd I 207 Sherl f
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Restaurant and Bar, 3 19
B rbice Tel IN3e3-1A2n tr3a3
3h rdchvie h teldgailnil o

OXYGEN an~d Ace lne
Cn a e bce. Po
22 n 338-2335 (David

9e 4 Tda iaa e b ne
fulyeaulpped. Contact 86

1NISSAN Pat find ~6
rF I atc gi, t

motorcycle. Tel. g38-2345.

situated at Rose Hall T own,
Market Street opposite the
Market. Contact Doette on 663-
7886, 612-7941.

buld. .3-STOREYED
hea ring, newlyM built in the

redc2 drda t ca2y 42ac

a -S OREYED house with
i.. ?_g ebur sp g.~orner ofk
Berbice. el: 265-3419, 622-
3879 -Andy.

Edin~bUr hNV S" nea, mai
entrance to Gla gow Housing
Scheme. Prime hardware
business in operation. For more
2ea7Ils call, owner on 333-
.GOING business place

UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business pur oses ocated
noicoe Hre adqultre r~ rnxCta
Telephone # 618-66 4

behint Brit (Gm
Police Station
225-9700 or 623-9972

Toyota Land Cruiser F 80,
fully automatic, Crash Bar,
Sun Roof, Mag wheels, Foot
Board, new tyre ful powered
IP vins. ern 650725706 onr
4X4 Mitsubishi RVR Jee
irnarnlatuteecn itio snD71a r
2alarr s stern O~ne owner c~l
NEW Toyota Nadia SUV
re entid~re i eredeoe i ia
dig tal dashboard, full '
h wred Ca 64whO6 drive
ec len~t o dito~nK S 6M
$2 8M, $3.2M, Toyota Tundra
$4.5M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
ONE AT 192 Carina & 212
CadinA witet ma msxcm si

Toy di2n31-P5 43, 6705C8a81
616 4847.
kkscs, D4E b~ulldmeres ind vr
good condition. Also parts
aat ae33fo~rtr~uc~ks. Tel. 642-

NISSAN _Laurell arand
Extra automatic, air con ition,
powered window, locks, mirrors,
erga #dondit605n Or~ece t
624-8402, 614-4238.


1 -CRV, top-notch
condition,mags, Crash
BasS, Roof Rdack, etc.

Lot 10-10 Hadtield Street
behind Brkkdom Polke Staltion
Tel: 225-9700
1 TIMBER Jac 45
log skidder 1996 hyd4 ulic
larckh, Ctumnmsins pwer an

SALES. RZ Lona Base, EFI
minibuses, BJJ, BGG Series
magds music, excellent
000. Iel # 6 9-05m $678000

343e~sel OegilLUX2L-STuE
Automatic, full powered, A/C,
,tsc CD sideba~s. Price
M. H used. Contact
Rocky 225-14 or 621-5902

I Iai..sso- ID1tures aJ v I

252 03 e2-939

Nissan Extro Cob Pic~k-up
5 speed excellent condition
Gl(K 8568. $1.2M CASH

lOW Ini es fully skirt kit (spoilers)
var ier 16 Meg wheels

.Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdarm Police Staltion
Tel: 225-9700

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Ireland v Scotland: Scotland have yet to win this year
but heB donunat~e the opening exchanges at Croke

Number eight Jamie Heaslip broke from a close range
scrum and fed flanker Wallace who touched down under
the posts for his second try in as many games.
Scotland flybalf Chris Paterson, who had earlier elected to
tap a penalty between the posts, cut the gap to four points
with a successful kick five minutes later.
Ireland struck again within a minute. Recalled fullback
Geordon Murphy fielded the ball on the right wing and two
passes later, 21-year-old Rob Kearney touched down on the op-
posite wing for his first international try.
Scotland put the pressure on once more but only had a
further Paterson penalty to their name and trailed 14-6 at
That lead became 19-6 within a minute of the restart in un-
likely fashion when hooker Bernard Jackman adopted scrum half
duties, passing to Ronan O'Gara whose crossfield kick found
prop Marcus Horan in the corner.
O'Gara slotted over his first penalty of the day on 50 min-
utes before centre Simon Webster scored the Scots' only try,
breaking through thelIrish defence with uncharacteristic ease.
A scrappy period was brightened up after 62 minutes with
the try of the day. Outstanding hands from first man-of-the-
match Murphy, then O'Gara allowed Ulster's Tommy Bowe to
score on his return to the Irish wing.
Bowe, starting his first championship game for two
years, crossed over again in the final minute.

The exchanges were well thought-out and as expected both
sides sought to expose players ahead of their respective: World
Cup qualifying games for Ihls year.
Ten minutes after the resumption Cuba took off Yendry
Diaz and replaced him with Raicel Mlezquia Pozo.
The visitors then removed Llvan Vasconcelos who
made way for Luis Alberto Vllegas five minutes later (60th
After two nunutes elapsed Guyana began her substitution
with another Enghjh-born left-wmng back Chris Bourne for
Shawn1B Ishop. One unnute later Cuban added lexel Carozana
and Erlys Garcia for Araini Urqelles and Loanny Cartaya re-
More substitutions were allowed to be made in this
friendly international with Guyana bringing on Fabian
Brown and Clydie Roberts, two more London-based play-
ers for Howard Newton and Harris respectivrely
In the 77th minute the brother of Howard Newton came
on for Konata Mannings and in the 86th minute Edison Gomes
relieved Anthony Abrams
The final whistle came with Guyana scoring a 2-1 win.
Speitking to the Cuban coach Raul Gonsalves after the game
he said, through an interpreter, concerning the defeat, "we do j
not consider this as a loss because our disadvantage has been
the state of the field. For us as visitors, just to lose by one,
it's like a victory for us. We do nor consider this as a loss."
SQuestioned as to what Guyanese fans can expect from
Cuba come this afternoon, he said "in the first place, if
the field conditions will be better than it was at the MSC
ground, it is going to be a better game, and we are sure
that we are going to win."
Technical Director of the GFF, Jamal Shabazz, commented
that "it is always a pressure situation when you go down 1-0
but I think the guys stuck well to the task and they were able
to pin Cuba back for long periods.
"Of course Culba tried to pull back quickly on defence
and today, with better ground conditions you will see a
better Cuba.
"Conditions were difficult` for both teams and today our
team came out on top." Speaking of the impact of the England
players Shabazz said, "All these boys who came in from En-
gland have made a huge impact in their performances not only
in training but in the game. .
"LThey~ have started to open up doors for themselves.
This Collie Hercules is the same Collie Hercules people
wrote off and said he was old. And it shows that in Guyana
we need to listen more and speak less.
"We have a wonderful bunch of athletes and what we need
now are facilities and the avenue for these guys to get more
GFF president Colin Klass said the exposure of the En-
glish players was very essential because this is the only 'way
one can assess their abilities.
However concerning today's game Klass was not optimis-
tic that the GCC, Bourda sward would be made available due
to the La Nina weather pattern and the fact that the venue is
primiarily one used for sricket
Looking at options for today's game Klass said in the
esent the GCCC is unavailable then either Uibvlugt or
11'ales was being considered for this. second match.

Ireland cut loose to

beat Scotland 3~4-3

By Padraic Halpin

DUBLIN, Scotland (Reuters) Ireland cut loose to beat
Scotland 34-13 in a surprisingly open Six Nations rugby
championship encounter at Croke Park yesterday.
Tries from David Wallace, Rob Kearney, Marcus Horan and
two for Tommy Bowe proved decisive in a game that contrasted
sharply to the sides' two previous championship meetings that
featured just a single touchdown.
Sterner tests await for the Irish with the visit of an unbeaten
Welsh side in two weeks time, as the Scots were ultimately un-
able to put their pre-game plan of playing expansive rugby into
Having scored just one try in five games, Frank
Hadden's side did start more brightly than the Irish.
The home side initially opted for the same concentrated for-
ward pressure that almost reaped dividends in Paris two weeks
earlier and opened the scoring on 21 minutes.

From back page

was praying that at least one
of our players would squeeze
through and this is a tre-
mendous blessing for
Gu ana's football; it oens
windows and doors of oppor-
tunity for us.
"It Iatis alo a great per'
sonal opportunity from
Murray and if he could
recognize that and be a good
ambassador for Guyana and

for football there will be
many more opportunities for
Guyanese players in the very
near future.
Klass also said the GFF is
excited and grateful and will be
providing every support to en-
sure that Andrew Murray is
prepared in every way before
leaving for Sunderland.
Digicel Guyana CEO, Mark
Linehan, in reacting to the selec-
tion said that "Digicel is de-
lighted that John Barnes has cho-

sen young Guyanese footballer,
Andrew Murray, as one of six
young players selected from
across the Caribbean to take
part in coaching sessions with
the English Premier League side
Sunderland AFC.
"This is a great opportunity
for Andrew and we wish him
every success in the UK."
The Digicel Kick
Start Football Clinic,
whsch began in Janu-
ar y 2 0 08 in G nyan a,

was held in eight coun-
tries across the Carib.
During the eight
three-day clinics John
Barnes observed and
mentored players at the
U-20 level in all eight ter.
ritories to select six play-
ers he believes possess the
skill that Barclay's Pre-
mier League and other in-
ternational scouts are
looking for.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 24 2008

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Guyanese Andrew Murray

Guyn d w

Cub 2 1

From back page

heavy ground conditions and two corners were forced early,
the first in the initial run down seconds into the game
but resulting in Cuba being able to thwart any hopes of
The second corner was as a result from a combined effort
by England-based winger How~ard Newton, one of the latest
recruits and Shawn Bishop.
Soon after stand-in captain and striker Collie Hercules
was able to feed Newton the ball. but the shot-from close
up by Newton was just wide of the goal.
This was when Guyana was forcing the Cubans into de.
female~ mode from tluce buildups. How~ever. suddenly the Cu.
bans recovered and show ed composure under the pressure from
tbe local side.
11sey launched a counter-anack which saw mis-communi-
catrion to the Guyana defence that allowed Yordan Alvarez to
penetrate and slot home the ball. Caught by surprise, the
Guyana defenders failed to cover Alvarez as he moved in to
beat Richard Reynolds a tth a detection In the Guyana citadel.
This goal shocked all as it was against the run of play
in the 12th minute when Guyana seemingly held the ini.
Another corner which was taken by Shawn Bishop crashed
to the crossbar and rebounded mt~o play but the Guyanese were
unable to conrert m the 27Lh minute.
hI the 337rd minute Guyana gained the equaliser just
after a Guyanese player was fouled outside the 'box '.
The play was restarted with midfield Kayede
Mcrhinnoon fcking the ball over to Hercules.
The resurgent forward Hercules sent the ball through a
space, finding his striking partner Anthony 'Awo' Abrams, who
ran on to the ball to slap it past the Cuban goalkeeper Joe
Mlanuel hluhanda for al1 1 game.
The Hercules/Abrams colmbinnson was again at work in the
43rd minute as Abrams to the joy of the large crowd at the
ground after he shook off his marker just inside the Cuban half
and darted down the right flank heading goal-wards.
Abrams then squared the ball to Hercules who
squeezed through to eventually receive it. The ball was
hindered on its way and Hercules must be given credit to
be able to unleash a shot which the Cuban goalkeeper was
able to save and which forced a corner.
On the stroke of halftime the Golden Jaguars made amends
for not scoring soon after the whistle signalled the start of play.
A 45th minute free kick taken from just on top of the 18 yards
box by midfield player Konata Mannings was well struck and
dipped to beal the Cuban goalkeeper and score to usher in half.
time, much to the loy of the crlowd~ on hand
After the second half began Shaw n Bichop't *hot was
blokckd by the Cuban defence .s the baldre c~onunued with both
teams seeking to better each other.

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Nilinon record helps

England defeat France

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Juve stay third after

defeat at Reggina

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a try from captain Nallet which
Traille converted to put the home
side just three points behind.
Wilkinson kicked another
penalty to put the World Cup
finalists ahead 13-7 at the
Parra, starting a game for
France for the first time, took
over the goal-scoring duties and
restored hope for the hosts with
a penalty early in the second
Wilkinson then missed two
penalties in quick succession but

made amends with his record-
breaking drop goal followed
by a penalty.
A penalty from substitute
scrumhalf Yachvili suggested
France could fight back but it
was not to be and the closing
stages witnessed sustained
pressure by the England for-

wards and Wigglesworth's first
international try as a reward.
France tried their best to
run the ball and thrilled the
crowd with some daring moves
but were naive at times
against a solid England side
and paid dearly for poor dis-

boot, gave England another win
over France after their World
Cup semi-final victory on the
same pitch four months ago.
Among Wilkinson's tally
was the drop goal that put
him ahead of Argentine
Hugo Porta in the record
France, who had beaten
Scotland and Ireland in their
first two matches with a reju-
venated side, fought bravely
but had to be content with a try
by lock Lionel Nallet, con-
verted by centre Damien
Traille and a penalty each for
scrumhalves Morgan Parra and
Dimitri Yachvili.

England made a perfect
start, with Damien Traille re-
leasing the ball after a tackle
by opposing centre Jamie
Noon. Sackey seized the
loose ball and raced to the
line for an early try for the
Wilkinson converted and
added a penalty a few minutes
later to put his side 10-0 up 15
minutes into the game.
France replied 10 minutes
later with a pick up and go se-
ries by their pack concluded by

By Patrick Vignal
PARIS, France (Reuters) -
Jonny Wilkinson's world test-
record 29th drop goal helped
England defeat defending Six
Nations rugby champions
France 24-13 yesterday.
The visitors, who had
started by losing to Wales at
Twickenham before struggling to
beat Italy, showed signs of
nerves after opening a 10-0 lead
but did enough to deny the
French a third consecutive win.
Tries to wing Paul Sackey
and scrumhalf Richard
Wigglesworth, as well as 14
points from flyhalf Wilkinson's

By Mark Meadows
MILAN, Italy (Reuters) A de-
pleted Juventus missed the
chance to go sec nd in Serie

alty gave lowly Reggina a 2-1
home win yesterday.
Nicola Amoruso converted
th~e ontrov rsalksp tkck aft r
the striker in the head attempt-
ing an overhead kick. Juve
midfielder Cristiano Zanetti was
dismissed for protesting after the
final whistle.
Forward Franco Brienza had
put second bottom Reggina
ahead when he latched on to
Bruno Cirillo's mishit effort and
slotted home on 32 minutes.
Italy outcast Alessandro
Del Piero equalised with his
11th goal of the league season
7,he hiutlsnrn i srkd: o
keeper Andrea Campagnolo,
gao otherwise had a good
Third-placed Juve are a
point behind AS Roma, who
hos fourth-plaiced Flioren nna

clear at the top, visit in-form
So au io Ranieri's side felt
hard done by after Pavel
Nedved, Mauro Camoranesi and
Sissoko, a January signing from
Liverpool, had penalty appeals
turned down
Juve believe a number of key
refereeing decisions have gone
against them this season.
"LIf you have seen the
whole match you can under-
stand We are just b tter.
Three penalty episodes for us
is ol ted ItipS .fthe iceberg,"
The club are back in the top
flight after spending last season
in Serie B having been found
guilty of gaining favourable ref-
'erees in a match-fixing scandal.
Juve, who suffered their
third league defeat, pressured in
kh ecn ipgerod wiut thk

ers David Trezeguet and
Vincenzo laquinta ruled out
through illness and injury. Goal-
keeper Gianluigi Buffon was
asEeasier Parma edged out of
the relegation zone but threw
away two points in a remark-
able 4-4 draw at mid-table
TrHoome striker David Di
Michele grabbed the
equaliser eight minutes
from time after Parma had
been 4-1 up in the first half
with Andrea Gasbarroni net-
ting twice and Stefano
Morrone smashing in a stun-
ning volley from outside the

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Suns streak past Celtics

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 24 2008


two in successive balls, to give
England some hope of pulling
off an unlikely win before the
rain intervened.
New Zealand seamer
Kyle Mills dismissed Phil
Mustard (two), lan Bell (24),
Owais Shah (29) and
England's top-scorer Luke
Wright (47) to finish with
figures of 4-36 and restrict
England to a modest total.
The tourists, who needed
to win the match to square the
series after salvaging a dramatic
tie in the fourth match in
Napier, looked like they may
have to settle for a smaller score
before some late lusty hitting
from the tail-enders.
Dimutri Mascarenhas and
Stuart Broad smashed 22 runs off

timer Rodert Mac epnh s
making an unbeaten 29 off 12 balls
and Broad 1 1 not out off eight.
Opener Alastair Cook got
the innings off to a solid start
with a watchful 42 while K~evin
Pietersen made 39 but none of
the English batsmen were able
to post a big score as New
Zealand's bowlers picked up
wickets at regular intervals.
The teams are due to
meet in three Tests next

(Reuters) New Zealand
beat England in their fifth
and final one-day interna-
tional at Christchurch yes-
terday to win the series 3-1.
The Kiwis were awarded
victory by 34 runs under the
Duckworth-Lewis method
when the match ended early
because of heavy rain.
England had made 242 for
seven from their 50 overs and
New Zealand were cruising
along at 213 for six after 37
overs when play was aban-
doned. New Zealand were ad-
judged comfortable winners
because they were well ahead
of England's adjusted rate of
179. -

Despite the manner of
their win in the final match,
New Zealand captain Daniel
Vettori said he thought his
team were deserving winners
of the series.
'"Three-one with a tie thrown
in that we really should have won
... all in all I couldn't ask for too
much more," Vettori told a news
"We played some great
cricket through the series,
there are some proud guys in
the dressing room."
England skipper Paul
Collingwood said the Kiwis thor-
oughly deserved their win.
"They came out and per-
formed the way they can and
again took the game away from

us," Collingwood said.
"We're good at fighting
back but we need to get our
nose in front more often."

New Zealand wicketkeeper/
batsman Brendon McCullum
was named player-of-the-match
after smashing 77 off 43 balls.
McCullum set the Kiwis
on course for victory, racing
to his half-century off 27 de-
liveries and belting five fours
and six sixes before eventu-
ally being bowled by
Ross Taylor finished with
an unbeaten 41 while Jesse
Ryder (24), Jamie How (24) and
Scott Styris (25) all kept the

Player-of-the-match Brendon McCullum launches a mighty
six during his onslaught against England. (Yahoo Sport)

1, Ryder 5-040-(nb-1).
J. Ryder run-out 24
B. MlcCullum b Collingwood 77
J. How c Mustard b Sidebottom 24
R. Taylor not out 41
S. Styrls cBroad bAnderson 25
D. Flynn Ibw b Sidebattom. 0
J. Oram bSidebottom 0
D. ettor not ou 6
Total: (for six wickets, 37 overs)213
Fall of wickets: 1-103, 2-118, 3-147, 4-
B wlg TA drson 8-0-64-1 (w-3),
Sidebottom 10-0-51-3 (w-1), Broad
6-041-0, Collingwood 81-2-1 (wS5)
Mlascarenhas 5-1-24-0.

ENGL.AND innings
A. Cook Ibw b Vettori 42
P. Mustard cHow b Mils 2
I. Bell c Fynn b Mill 24
K. Pietersen c Ryder b Patel 39
P. Collingwood stp. MlcCullum
b Vettori 14
O. Shah c McCullum b Mills 29
L Wright c Taylor b Mills 47
Saosacarenhas not out 29
Extras: (lb-3, nb-2) 5
Total:(~for seven wickets, 59 overs4242
Fai of wckets 1-5, 257, 3-105, 4-
Bowling: Mills 10-2-36-4, Martin 4-0-
23-O(nb-1), Oram 6-1-32-0, Styris 7-
0-37-0, Vettorl 10-1-28-2 Patel8-0-33-

PHOENIX, (Reuters) The
Phoenix Suns beat the NBA-
leading Boston Celtics 85-77
on Friday, earning their first
win with Shaquille O'Neal
in he line-up since his trade

Anlute Stoudem~ire scored~c 28
points and O'Neal muscled his
way to a game-high 14 rebounds.
He scored only four points but his
aggessive defence and rebounds
were key to Phoenix handingr Bos-
ton their thlird successivec loss.
Grant Hill added 14 points
and 13 rebounds for Phoe~nix
aund Steve NaLsh hadIC 18 p)oiltS.
Kevin Garnett paced
B~ostonl with 19 points. Ray
Allen added 11 and Paul
Pierce eight in an off-night
for the Celtics.
The Suns outscored the
Celtics 15-0 midway the first
quarter aund built up a 43-30
lead a\t ha~lftime.
O'Neall also blocked two
The Hlouston Rockets
routed the Southwest Division-
leadling New Orleans Hor~nets
100-80 for their 1 Ith consecu-
tive victory.
Tracy Mc~rady had 34
points and Yao Ming added
28 points and 14 rebounds
for the Rockets, who moved

within three games of the
"W'e feel we're playing as
well as anybody in the league
right now. and w~e want to show

tty I aing thc bnes tuean an gt-
ting a win, Rockets coach Rick
Adelman told reporters.
Yao told reporters: "It
mleanlS a lot to us that we can
beat them on the road and also
keep the winning streak. and the
10 (game) winning streak on the
"I think our team is a
great team right now, with
great chemistry." he added.
ImBmon James scored33 points.
including two late fr'ee throw\s. to
lead the Cleveland Cavaliers. still
awaiting the Hiist games from Ben
Wallace. Joe Smith and Wally
Szczerb~iak, to n90-89 v'ictory over
the Washington Wizards.
Jamnal Crawf'ordt scored 43
points to help the New York
Knicks overcome a slow start
where they scored just 12-points
inl the first quarter and defeat the
T'oronto Raptors 103-99.
The Orlando Magic
cruised past the Philadelphia
76ers 115-99 behind Hedo
Turkoglu's 31 points. Team
mate Dwight Howard added 24
points and 18 rebounds.

The Dallas Mavericks took;
advantage of 15 assists from
new signing Jason Kidd to de-
feat the Memphis Grizzlies 98-
83. Dirk Nowitzki scored 27

points. Jason Terry: had 22 and
Josh Howard 20 for the May-:
The Chicago Bulls wiith-
stood a 413-point perf~ormance
by Denver's J.R. Smith for a
135-121 victory ove~r the Nug-
gets. Ben Gordon led Chicago
with 37 points.
The Detroit Pistons used a
32-11 second-quarter to beat
the Milwauk~ee Bucks 127-10().
Mike Dunleavy's 341
points helped the Indiana
Pacers defeat the New Jersey
Nets 113-103 and end a three-
game losing streak.

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to complete 3-1 series

win over England

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Terry, Lampard not certain to start for Chelsea

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seemed close to tears aIfter thle
final whistle as he sat down
onl the( tur1.
Unitedl madle sure Arsenall's
misery' wa~s com~plete, dismiss-
ing a lame chanllenge from a
Newca~stic sidle who a~re yet to
win since Kevin Kecgan re-
turned as~ manager last month

and have managedg just three
points frIom 'the la~st 30 on of-
Roconey ta~ppedc in U~nited's
opener after 25 minutes and
Ronaldo madle it 2-0 on the
stroke of halftime after a fine
pass" from Michael Carrick.
Ronaldo took his tally for

the season to 29 when he
took the ball round keeper
Steve Harper. Abdoulay<
Faye reduced the deficit bu
Rooney responded with ;
sublime curled finish anc;
Louis Saha completed th
rout after a teasing run front,

seized their chance to reduce
Arsenal's lead to three points
when they thrashed
Newcastle United 5-1 away
from home Cristiano
Ronaldo and Waynle Rooney
both scoring twice at St
Jamlnes' Park.
Fernando Torres scored a
hat-trick for Liverpool in a 13-2
homez victory over
Middlesbrough that moved
them above Everton into fourth
UEFA Cup-chasing Ports-
mouth beat Sunderland 1-0
thanks to a penalty frona
Jermain Defoe while Wi an
Athletic overcame bottom club
Derby County 2-0.
Fulham remained deep in
trouble after conceding a late
goal in a 1-0 home defeat by
West Ham United.
Arsenal manager Arsene
Wenger was quick blame Taylor
after watching his side drop vi-
tal points.
"The tackle was horrendous
and this guy (Taylor) should
never play football again,
Wenger told BBC television.
"The minimum is that the
season is over (for Eduardo) and
we're scared it is much longer."

Birmingham manager Alex
McLeish defended Taylor for
the tackle which did not appear
too reckless but left Eduardo
with such a severe injury. Sky
Sports television refused to
show replays.
"Martin is distraught," said
McLeish. "It's not in his nature
to commit a malicious tackle.
He didn't feel there was much
Several Arsenal players
were visibly upset at the nature
of Eduardo's injury and they

found themiselves trailing to
McP;adden's sweet 28th-minute
f~ree kick after he had been
hundlecd over by Mathieu
Mcl~adden wasted al glori-
ous chance to mnake it 2-0 when

By Martin Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Premier League leaders Ar-
senal suffered a double blow
at 10-man Birmlingham City
yesterday, conceding a stop-
page-time penalty in a 2-2
draw and striker Eduardo da
Silva breaking his left leg.
James McFa~ddn e~qualised
for Birmingham in the 95th
minute after Theo Walcott's first
league goals for Arsenal early in

By Oliver Pickup

LONDO)N, ESngland (Reuters)
- Chelsea manager Avram
Grant is keeping skipper
John Terry and vice-captain
Frank Lampard in the dark
over whether they will start
today's League Cup final
against London rivals
Tottenham Hotspur at
"It is never an easy decision
who to select. I don't believe ro-
tation is the way but sometimes
you prefer other players," Grant
told reporters on Friday.
"It was not a good situation
when Terry and Lampard were
out injured (recently) but this is
nmy life, I like it and I can't do
without the pressure. It will be
the same over the next three
Midfielder Lampard
scored his 100th and 101st
Chelsea goals in last
Saturday's 3-1 FA Cup fifth-
round win over Huddersfield
Town but neither he nor cen-
tre half Terry started the
midweek 0-0 draw at
Olympiakos Piraeus in the
Champions League.
"It's not an easy decision
because Terry is a great captain,
even when he is not playing. He

is also a great defender but 1
think the other two (centre
halves) have done a great job.
"Alex and (Ricardo)
Carvalho were very good on
Tuesday and before his injury
John Terry was excellent. This
is a very hard decision.
"But this is my job. I need
to take these decisions and I
will take them. Players are not
computers. You need to respect
them but need to take decisions
that are good for the club."

While Terry is up against Bra-
zilian Alex and Portuguese
Carvalho, his C1elsea and England
team mate Lampard faces strong
competition for his place from the
likes of Michael Ballack, Michael
Essien and Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Ballack is keen to play for thehold-
ers today after missing Chelsea's
FA Cup final win over Manches-
ter United at Wembley in May,
having damaged his ankle against
Newcastle United month earlier.
"LIt is exciting for me be-
cause I didn't play before,"
said Germany's captain.
"You never know when you
will be injured and that was the
worst time, three weeks before
the end of the season with the

Champions League semifin::
ahead (against Liverpool) anl
the final of the FA Cup.
"It was very disappointing
for me."
Chelsea are again in the hunti
for all four trophies, the Premier
League, Champions League, FA
Cup and League Cup, this sea-
son and Ballack acknowledged ii
would be a difficult task to win
them all.
"We know it is not easy ...
but it is a dreams to win all four
titles," he said. "I am happy to
play for a club that tries to win
all competitions.
"It is good to play in the
League Cup as well and we
always play with a very
strong team, which is very
While Ballack has yet to:
play at the new Wembley for:
club or country, he featured in
the last game before the stadium
was rebuilt, a 1-0 World Cup
qualifying victory for Germany
over England in 2000.
"It was great because it was
the last game and it was a good
win," he said.
"But this stadium is
amazing. I was there at thE
FA Cup final to watch the
game and-I was on the pitch
at the end"."


he sliced wide before halftime
and Birmningham were made to
pay after the break as Arsenal
took control.
After 49 minutes
Emmanuel Adebayor chal-
lenged Birmingham keeper
Maik Taylor for a high cross
and the ball fell to Walcott to
flick in the equaliser.
Six minutes later Arsenal
went in front when Walcott's
pace took him past a hesitant
Liam Ridgewell and he drilled a
low shot past Taylor.
Arsenal were cruising to a
fifth consecutive league victory
but their day had another grint
twist when Gael Clichy was
caught napping and brought
down Stuart Parnaby, allowing
McFadden to plant a powerful
penalty past keeper Manuel
Arsenal captain William
Gallas could not contain his
anger and kicked a hole in
an advertising hoarding and


the second half had put the
Londoners 2-1 ahead and on
course for an eight-point lead in
the title race.
The match was overshad-
owed by a third-minute
tackle by Martin Taylor on
Eduardo. The Brazilian-born
Croatia international needed
around 10 minutes of treat-
ment before being taken to
hospital with an oxygen
mask over his mouth.
Taylor was shown a straight
red card before McFadden gave
Birmingham a surprise halftime
Kicking off later, champi-
ons Manchester United

2/23/2008, 9:05 PM

Arsenal draw marred by Eduardo's broken leg


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I back skipper Brooks i

for his team.
"Tomorrow (This) morn-
ing is very important for us,"
he said. "If we can keep them
below 200 it would be nice to

Bowling: Mashrafe Martaza 9-1-43-
w-1s), Shaaa osi 1 32-
55-2 (nb-1). Saqibul Hasan 10-630-
BANGLEDH seon ings
T.Iqbal bSteyn 2
S. aaaI be eyn 1
H. Basharibwb Steyn 2
M.A hnful c Boucher bNtini 24
Extras: (Ib-1, w-1, n>2P) 4
Toa:(Mour l~es 48 owr) 2
Bowling: Steyn 12-1-38-3 (w-1),
Ntint 11421-1, Morisell1433-0(nb-
1), Kallis 6-1-10-0, Bothra 84-18-0

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First Test in Dhaka .'..

nings 192.

South Africa's batsmen re-
sumed on 76 for four yesterday
morning and had Ashwell Prince
run-out for 10 in the second over
thanks to Saqibul Hasan's smart
throw to wicketkeeper
Mushfiqur Rahim.
AB de Villiers constructed a68-
mun partnership for the sixth wicket
with Johan Botha before de Villiers
was caught and bowled byAshraful
for 46. Botha was then trapped lbw

Shahadat followed up by

'ims sing =ar B her for
"The bowlers did well to get
us back in the match."
Bangladesh's Australian coach
Jamie Siddons told reporters,
"One hundred and ninety-
two was not a big score but if
the boyvs can now make 250 or

BANGLADESH 1st innings 192
SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings
N. McKenzie Ibw b S. Hossain 5
H.Alah .bbHM N Rque 2
JKallis b M.Raftque 17
A. ilb nb S Hossain 2
ABdeVilhersc&bM. Ashraful 46
M.B uhr Ibbe h Hossain 11
b S. Hossain 1
D.. Senh Hossain 7
Exr~as:(b-1, 1b-5.w-1, ntW) 10
Total:(aell out, 6.3 overs) 170
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-19, 3-54, 4-69,
5-77, 6145, 7-156 ,B-149163,

:: = il b big challenge for

de Villiers said today's
opening session would be key

DHAKA, Bangladesh
(Reuters) Opening batsman
Junaid Siddiqui and fast
bowler Shahadat Hossain
combined to help Bangladesh
take a 147-run lead on the
second day of the first Test
against South Africa yester-
Junaid was unbeaten on 64
at the close as the home team
reached 125 for four in their

second innings after skittling
South Africa out for 170 thanks
to a career-best haul of six for
27 by Shahadat.
Bangladesh were strug-
gling at tea on 48 for three
but added 77 runs in the fi-
nal session for the loss of
Mohammad Ashraful, who
was caught behind for 24 by
Mark Boucher off the bowl-
ing of paceman Makhaya

Junaid hit five fours in his
158-ball knock and among the
crowd in the post-tea session
was the head of Bangladesh's
interim government Fakhruddin
Paceman Dale Steyn had
made a dynamic start for South
Africa, taking three quick wick-
ets as the hosts slumped to 29
for three.


K(UALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (CMC) Young West Indies
captain Shamarh Brooks says his dejected side will pick
themselves up and finish the Under-19 Cricket World Cup
The regional side, bidding for a place in the quarter-finals,
went down to India by 50 runs in the final preliminary match
on Friday. They face Ireland in the Plate competition, a conso-
lation quarter-final round for losers.
"The guys knew what we had to do and where we were at
... it's just cricket we were playing and it happens, we win
some and we lose some. and we were just unfortunate today
(Friday) we didn't come out with a win,"' Brooks said.
"As I said before, we are going into the Plate
competition with some positives and I think if we
can keep on playing good cricket and don't drop
our heads; we can come out ais champions in this
plate competition .
''Once the guys just stay as a unit and keep supporting
one another and don't drop their heads,. we'l be ok."
Once the Young Wmdies beal freland tomorrow,. they wal
advance to the Plate serm-final to face the winner of the Ber-

muda/Papua New Guinea match-up.
On Friday, West Indies failed to chase down India's
competitive 265 for five off their 50 allotted overs and were
dismissed for 215.
"We got off to a good start. I think that was a plus and we
just needed to carry on but credit again to the Indian bowlers.
I think they really bowled well, stuck to the task and kept the
ball in front of us and it paid off for them in the end," said
Brooks, who plays senior team cricket for Barbados-
"Comuing on to the last couple of overs, that is when it
really slipped away from us. I think we did well in the
first 40 overs to restrict the Indians to around 180, 190
but it was really good hitting by the captain (Virat Kohli).
I think he really batted well, credit to him.
"(We are) a bit disappointed not to be going through to
the next round. I'm still a bit happy with the positives coming
out of this tournament*
"WYe had the highest score so far and I think that is a
plus. The guys have to move on from here from strength
to strength and play good cricket in the Plate Chasimpion-

iqjredDa da Be tolsi nhndd hit u rht wih dsfrst hm
But on the stroke of halftime, the Italian full-back gave
Nick Mallett's side what proved to be false hope with a penalty
to reduce their deficit to five points.
But within 60 seconds of the break, Italy's good first-half work
was blown apart by one of their own.
Fly-half Andrea Masi was the enemy within as his blind loop-
ing pass was intercepted by Shanklin.
The Blues centre gratefully accepted the gift and celebrated his
half-century of caps with arguably the easiest try of his interna-
tional career.
Mike Phillips, on for the injured Dwayne Peel, should have
helped Wales extend their lead still further.
But the replacement scrum-half failed to offload the ball
quickly enough to the supporting Mark Jones, who would have
cruised over.
Wales were starting to turn the screw and their intense pressure
earned Jones another two kicks at goal, dispatching both, the latter
after Mirco Bergamasco was sin-binned for slowing the ball down
at a ruck.
Coach Gatland's decision to pick master Jones ahead of pupil
Hook proved an astute decision, the Scarlets fly-half revelling in his
68th cap.
Jones' deft pass released Williams for his third touchdown
in two games before Jones added the extras with the boot.
Wales punished another Italian mistake with 12 minutes remain-
ing as Ospreys full-back Byrne claimed his second try.
Williams put the icing on the cake as the Ospreys
winger danced over for his 39th Wales try, closing to
within one of Gareth Thomas' record of 40 tries.
Hook had replaced the faultless Jones and his late two
conversions secured the first Welsh victory over the Ital-
ians since Wales' last Grand Slam triumph in 2005. (BBC

UNBEATEN Wales cranked up their Grand Slam charge as
they romped to a record Six Nations rugby victory over Italy.
Warren Gatland's revolution continued as Wales put Italy to
the sword in Cardiff to set up a potential Triple Crown decider in
Ireland in two weeks.
Lee Byrne and Shane Williams both scored twice while Tom
Shanklin crowned his 50th Welsh cap with a try.
Stephen Jones enjoyed a 100% record with the boot as he
kicked 20 points to guide Wales to a stunning win.
New coach Gatland, enjoying his first Six Nations campaign,
inspired Wales to their third successive triumph as his men fol-
lowed up victories against England and Scotland in style.
The Welsh had previously been guilty of starting slowly but
showed instant intent against Italy at the Millennium Stadium as
Jones landed two penalties in the opening 10 minutes.
Jones was slightly dazed for his third minute strike as Ital-
ian giant Carlo del Fava had cracked the Scarlets star in the
head with his knee just as Peel was taken out by the offside
Santiago Dellape.
But experienced Jones, replacing fly-half sensation James Hook,
made no mistake as Wales capitalised on Italian errors.
Yet it was slack Welsh play that gifted Italy the first try of the
afternoon after 12 minutes,
Matthew Rees's line-out throw just 10 metres from his own
line was far too long for Ian Gough and Martin Castrogiovanni pun-
ished the hosts as the Leicester prop bulldozed his way over for a
surprise score. .
Gonzalo Canale should have added to Wales' woe just min-
utes later but after the Italian bad-kline had cut the hosts' de-
fence to shreds, but the centre couldn't do justice to a sub-
lime move.
Great inter-play between Andrea Masi and Ezio Galon created

the opening but after Masi set him free, Clermont Auvergne star
Canale let the ball slip through his fingers with the try line at his

Wales run riot in the second nalt, Snane williams scoring
twice as the hosts romp to a 47-8 victory. (BBC Sport)

And Wales made the visitors pay as within five minutes after
sustained pressure, a long Gavin Henson pass released Byrne to
score in the corner.
As the Ospreys full-back celebrated his second try of the Cham-
pionship, Jones smashed over a tricky touchline conversion.
Andrea Marcato, a controversial selection to replace the

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Hossain and Siddiqui combine to put

Bang lad esh in contr oI


Wales romp to record Six Nations victory over Italy

DFA boss optimistic ahead of Zurich meeting

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SMohammed after facing 56 balk
with seven fours.
Sherwin Ganga, the Jounger
brother of Trinidad and Tobago
captain Daren Ganga, bowled
with good control to; pick up
two for 18 from his allotted four
overs while Mohammed also
claimed two wickets for 22 in
his four-over spell and one each
for Dwayne Bravo and leg-spin-
ner Samuel Badree.
Trinidad and Tobago
were indebted to opener
William Perkins for another
fine knock of 43 while Bravo
played an important role
with the bat chalking up a
cameo 29-ball 39 that saw

and choosing to bat first on a
flat track.
The in-form Perkins and
Simmons started the innings
quietly, but soon after Simmons
was bowled by tall left-arm
spinner Suleiman Benn for five
while Daren Ganga followed af-
ter for four off left-arm spinner
Derick Bishop.
Bravo Jomned Perkins and
the two gave the innings
some impetus with a quick
28-run stand before Perkins,
who seed a have waver d
incocetrtin, ron t

away three fours and hit three
sxesa hnhis 30-ball occupa-
Medium pacer Smith
shwe omr sie tdr wt

nine roml 1y eipn onromica ris

pacer Khalder Springer. k

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Mheawie Trinidad and Tbg n

Tobago skipper Daren Ganga
admitted at the post-match pre-
sentation ceremony that his
side put up poor batting and
fielding displays but o timisti-
cally, they will come better in
the final while his counterpart
Smith rightly declared that the
Barbados batting was pathetic.
He said 120 runs were
within the reach of his batsmen
but blamed lack of application
as the main factor.
The Stanford 20/20 CuP
is a knockout competition
featuring teams from several
Caribbean territories vying
for a grand prize of US$1
million. The competition was

Stanford two years ago.


(From Raivendra Madholall in steady spin and pace by the
Antigua courtesy of GT&T, Trinidadians, who will now
Caribbean Airlines, Trophy meet the winner of last night's
Stall and RHTY&SC second semi-final between de-
fending champions Guyana and
TRINIDAD and Tobago ad- Jamaica..
vanced to the Stanford re- Barbados skipper
glonal 20/20 final for the sec- Dwayne Smith promoted
ond consecutive time after himself to the pivotal number

.RINIDAD & TOBAGO (maximum
L.Si mno b Benn 5
W. PerkinsceBenn bBishop 43
D. Ganga c Benn b Bishop 4
D. Bravo c ;Carter b Hinds 39
K. Pollard lbwb Springer 4
D. Ramdin c Holder b Smith 6
D. Mohammed c wkpr Browne
b Smith 2
S areS ith 6
S. Ganga stp. Browne b Hinds 1
M. Dilion c wkpr Browne b Smith 1
Extras: (Ib-5, w-4) 9
Total:(tall out, 19.1 overs) 120
Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-3,3-66, 4-80,
5-102,6-110, 7-112, 8115,9-119.

BAR AOS (target: 121 runs off
b Mohammed 55.
R. Nurse bBadree -4
D. Smith c Simmons b S.Ganga 1
J. Carter cSimmons bS. Gange 1.
R. Hinds c wk~pr Ramdin b Bravoi5
A. Holder not out .11
oh Bishop stp. Ramdin 15
S. Benn not out 3
Extras: (b-1, Ib-5, w-4) 1
Total: (six wkts, 20 overs) 115
Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-29, 3-33, 4-79,
Bowling: Dillon2-019-0, Badree 4-

By Alganan Degallerie
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC)
- Dominica Football Associa-
tion boss, Dexter Francis is
hoping the controversy which
has engulfed football in the
island can be settled once and
for all.

Fr cit, ain h aes td e

the invitation of FIFA,
football's world governing body,
to d scuss the current state of

Onci wei ethablih that

pont am hoptimit that oc we o
toZnic ab wlab couleftorward i
toadv es t ourinerqe tintons thtw

land and to better the lot of the
football family. We are a little
lost as to how the situation has
degenerated to a point where
FIFA is now threatening sus-
"We do not think that our
Association has done any-
thing against FIFA Statutes
th a m o l wa -anb sue h a

what are the things which
FIFA is concerned about and
howr we can address them in

fetiter st 10 mllconth no

Asthe fotbalfatmedrait ge

hak el p talledon wintra
Tarylr paidc aone dastyea visito
Ih mnic a oin Jhuaayoln wa

hol i 1owting ther visit,

Warner suspended the entire
Board of Management and
replaced it with an interim
committee, a decision over-
turned by FIFA earlier this
Francis said the constant
fighting within the football fra-
ternity had been a major distrac-

ti10n for oh s owh

counterproductive. For ex-
ample, instead of me going to
Zunich for the next few days, I

aorib dn asoe thng ht et
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in 200, dmselined a nFIFAinvi

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Friday night.
their dramatic five-run tri-
mpih ovr arch-rival Ba ba-

Fi'?day nIg at the Snf rd
Trinidad and Tobago made
a modes tl0 all out fro 9~.1

their bowling was enough to

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qu ckly un one guiding a

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from off-spinner Sherwin
Geanga while sh ftlyna ter 20-
again was taken by Simmons

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GCC G rou nd, Bourda

Admission: Adults $1000* Children $500 (
Sunday, February 24, 2008


G uyanese

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GUana 8ow 0u WAU82-1 In gam no 08
Garne two set for today at GCC, ground Bourda r :

Patterson Report the hot topic as WICB meet

Punter wins million pounds

f 0r 50 pen ce stake
LONDON, England (Reuters) A punter has won a million
pounds ($1.97 million) for a stake of just 50 pence ($1).
The man, thought to be in his late 50s or early 60s, placed
the bet in bookmakers William Hill's shop in Thirsk, northern
England, on Friday, predicting the winners of eight races in an
accumulator wager at total odds of two million to one.
His first wimier was an 8-1 chance called Isn't That
Lucky, the last a 5-2 shot named A Dream Come True. The
others were priced at 10-1, 15-2, 11-2 (twice) 4-1 and 7-2.
William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe told Reuters yes-
terday: "When he was told what he had won he visibly blanched
- and then said he would have to go and tell his wife."
The punter only learnt of his goqd fortune when he called in
at another William Hill shop in nearby Bedale to place five 50
pence accumulator bets on yesterday's racing.
William Hill are now waiting for him to return and
claim his winnings.

Grateful Andrew Murray and his mother Uelilee at home after receiving the news ot his
selection. He says he won't let anyone down.

Digicel K~ick Start Clinic
Head Coach, former
Liverpool and England star,
John Barnes, yesterday
named Guyanese forward
Andrew Murray in the final
six players to attend
Sunderland AFC's Academy
of Light.
The other five named are:
Joseph Guemsley (midfielder)
from Haiti, Leston Paul
(midfielder) Trinidad and To-
bago, Gerard Williams
mdifielder) from St Kt 6

mAk am an StKts vs
nudfielder Devaughn Ellott.
The selected six players
will get a fantastic opportu-
nity to train with Barclay's
Premier League club
Sunderland AFC's young
Academy footballers and
learn from the international
expertise of the club's youth
coaching staff.
Barclay's Premier League is
One of the world's most

watched leagues. Sunderland
AFC is working with Digicel
to promote its brand in the
Caribbean and will host
Digicel's UK training camp at
the Academy of Light, the
club's state of the art training
Andrew Murray knew
that he was on the shortlist
at the end of the Coaching
Clinic in Georgetown in
January but was surprised
at his home in Albouystown
this morning moments after
Barnes md the amno n

etReactin rto thelnews, the
trled fotbe sd "Ia
portunity. I was praying ev-
ery night for this and I prom-
ise that I will not let my fam-
ily or my country, or Digicel
down for giving me this op-
Guyana Football Fed-
eration (GFF) president
Colin Klass, reacting after
the announcement said, "I

Please see page 26

By Joe Chapman
GUYANA'S Golden Jaguars
strda moaebotn -

ball Union's (CFU)I top-
ranked side, Cuba, as their
World Cup second round
qualifying preparations con-
tinued with the start of the
Guyana Football Federation/
Digircl International
friendly football series at the
10ackenzie Sports Club
ground on Friday night
The second game is temla-
tively planned for today at
15:00 h at the GCC ground,
The Guyana senior men's

team were ableo oveatome their

m sog om cuil w~hinch nas mu

a higher ranked Cuban side.
wiuch showed glimpses of why
they are one of the highest FILFA-
ranked teams in the Canbbean
The Mlackenzie Sports
Club authorities must be c:om-
mended for the hard work put
in to get the game played, es-
pecially with the La Nina
weather pattern.
The game began with
Guyaria adapting better to the

Please see page 26

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ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC)
- West Indies Cricket Board
directors were meeting here
yesterday at the Pineapple
Beach Resort with the
Patterson Report high on the

the governance of West Indies
cricket after being commis-
sioned to do so by the then
WICB president Ken Gordon.
The committee presented
their findings to the Julian
Hunte-led organisation late
last year.
The WICB then allowed
each territorial board to discuss
th fnedinugs wvhhitheer onenb r;
represent the different territo-
riesetji l bning their views to the
The report, also known
as the Governance Report,
examined all the major fac-
ets of West Indies cricket and
advanced solutions to issues
of leadership, marketing,
Board structure and the rela-
tionship between the Board
and players.
In addition to this report,
the financial report from last
year's Cricket World Cup is ex-
pected to be laid. This was ex-
pected since September 2007
but due to problems with allo-
cations to the different Local
Organising Committees, the re-

port was delayed.
Other items to be dealt with
during the weekend include the
appointment of a team manager
for the West Indies senior team
for the upcoming tours of the
Caribbean by Sri Lanka and

Former West Indies
captain Clive Lloyd was
the manager on the last
tour to South Africa but h~e
will not be able to continue
in that role for the homre
Please see page 26


agenda for discussion.
Last year the Patterson
Committee, chaired by former Ja-
maican Prime Minister PJ
Patterson, and including Dr Ian
McDonald and Sir Alister
McIntyre, carried out a review of

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