Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00293
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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: 3/2/2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
sobekcm - UF00088915_00279
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System ID: UF00088915:00293
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U.S. Ambassador, Mr. David Robinson and Minister of
Health. Dr. Leslie Ramsammy (at front centre) join in
leading the GDF health walk through the city of
Georgetown yesterday.

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Army leads mar ch on HIV AIDS

The parting Is ulnbearable and tears flow We always hear you say "Don't cry dear,
I am here by your side'. giving us the strength and courage Io carry on.
You sheltered and protected uts. youl were our earthly God
You tolled so tirelessly for us and give us so muCh lojve and happiness.
Never asking for anything In return Yes dear you did the best for us while you Ilved.
And In death you guide uts to do the same

It s three years since our family chain has been broken by those evil hands.
But we do know dear, your love and memories will see us through each day.

SWe thank you dear God for those precious and loving years we shared with him
And we pray keep him safe and happy until you lnk our family chain again
We love you dearly dad
Rest in peace my love
SForever loved and remembered by your sorrowing wife
1Karmin, sons Vishal and Nishal and daughters-in-law '
Subrina and Samantha.

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III 510By Shirley Thomas

"The soldiers of the Guyana

Defence Force have been, and

s continue to be an inspiration in

the fight against HnIVAIDS."

leadership in what he referred to
as a 'ground-breaking partnership'
in the Eght against HIV/AIDS Of
the collaboration, he said: "We
have a lot to teach the rest of the
world about how to cooperate
against this pernicious disease.
Alluding to the issue of na-
tional security, which is cur-
rently preoccupying the nation,
and bringing to. justice those
who perpetrate crimes against
innocent civilians, the Ambassa-
dor noted that there are othe.
threats to be confronted, HIV
AIDS being one of them.
Ambassador Robinson ob
served that, where HIVIAIDS i
concerned, in the long haul, thi
disease is just as dangerous to
the peace and prosperity of,
Guyana as any other threat is.
He congratulated the army
on a job well done mn the fight
against HIV/AIDS, adding that
th p rtee hi bem f rge a
aprach totake
apprkpea go behalf of the
Army, Commodore Best saw the
work of the army's HIV Work-
place programme and the related
walk, as "putting a human face"
to the work of the Guyana De-
fence Force.
Noting that the Army has
troops all over Guyana, he called
for a replication of such activ-
ity at all the country's borders
and in the various communities
they serve. He noted too that
the F'orce stands well positioned
in the fight against HIV/AIDS
locally, and expressed confi-
dence that if the ranks of the
army 'hold on and bond together'
the fight against HIV in Guyana
will be successful.
And, touching on dangerous
practices, the Chief of Staff can
tioned against persons deliber
ately passing the virus on te
others. This practice, whic!
constitutes 'criminal negligence
he said, is not just a 'violent ac'
but a health risk which has fax
reaching implications.
Wrapping up, Programme
Manager of the GDF HIV
Workplace Programme, Mrs.
Beverly Gomes-Lovell
thanked all those agencies
and persons who continue to
lend support to the army's
programme, including Dr
Ramsammy and the staff of
the Ministry of Health.
Commodore Best and all se-
nior officers and other ranks;
the [U.S.] President's Emer-
gency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) Programme; the
United States Government;
the United States Military Li-
alson; the United States
Southern Command (for
their sponsorship); Ambassa-
dor Robinson and the United
States Embassy in Guyana;
and thre United States Center
for Diseases Control (CDC).
She also thanked all those
who participated in
yesterday's walk.

SO said Health Minister, Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy, at the end
of a well-turned-out HIV/
AIDS health walk staged by
the Guyana Defence Force
HIV Workplace Programme
here in the city yesterday.
Making an assessment of
the two-year old 'HIV-Work-
place' programme, Dr.
Ramsammy, who was also on
that walk, asserted: "Let it be
written, said and seen, that the
Guyana Defence Force has
taken leadership in the fight
against HIV..."
The march literally at-
tra ted thousands sodiers as

cies including Non-governmen-
tal Organisations, other work-
place HIV groups, and private
The colourful parade moved
off from in the vicinity of the
Bank of Guyana at precisely
06:00 h a first demonstration
of the kind of discipline by
which the Army is character-
ized. Many supporters who
turned up late had to join them
along the parade route.
In the lead were Minister of
Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy,
U.S. Ambassador to Guyana,
Mr. David Robinson, Chief of
Staff, Commodore Gary Best,
Programme Manager of the GDF
myV workplace Programme, Ms
Beverly Gomes-Lovell, and
other key persons.
Starting off at a brisk pace,
the keenly enthusiastic march
ers, accompanied by members
of the GDF Drum Corps,
moved through the streets of
Georgetown with a distinct
swagger to their steps.
As the catchy up-tempo and
familiar tunes emanating from the

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drums filled the air, many a
sleepy head along the route
could be seen lounging inside
their doorways, still bleary-
eyed, but eager nevertheless to
see what all the racket was
about. Others leaned as far out
'their windows as possible so as
not to miss a thing.
The parade proceeded
south along Avenue of the Re-
public; east into Regent Street,
south into Camp Street, east
into D'Urban Street; north
into Vlissengen Road and
onttohIry nDFStreet, ending up
at th GDFplay gron -
Camp Ayanganna, Thomas
Marching for a noble cause
and never tiring, the partici-
pants, with a tremendous
amount of energy resonating
from within, kept up the mo-
mentum, until reaching their
Competing favourably
with the able-bodied soldiers
well accustomed to such
strenuous activities, were an
amputee (briskly walking with
the aid of a pair crutches), at
least two persons in wheel
chairs, an infant in a stroller,
and a few children under
Though it was the Army's
first health walk the event was
dubbed a huge success. As part
of their prevention campaign,
ranks also distributed condoms
to commuters and motorists
along the parade route.
Evidently delighted at the
giant strides being made by the
soldiers in their response to the
HIV/AIDS in Guyana, Dr.
Ramsammy declared the GDF
to be leading in the battle being
fought against HIV. Full of
pride at the accomplishments
of 'The People's Army', the
Health Minister congratulated
the soldiers as he took to the
He opined that, compara-
tively, the GDF would rank
very high when it comes to mo.
bilizing and making people
aware of, and fighting against,
While noting that part of
the Army's responsibility is
protecting the nation from ter-
rorism, (which they are doing),
Minister Ramsammy signaled
that there is a greater global
terrorism and holocaust out
there HIV/AIDS, against
which they have to wage a sue
cessful battle.
Ambassador Robinson also
commended the Army and the
Ministry of Health and their

GDF HIV Programme Manager, Ms Beverly Gomes-Lovell (at left) delivering the Vote of
Thanks following the Army Health walk yesterday. At centre is Dr. Leslie Rambsammy
and at right, U.S. Ambassador, Mr. David Robinson,

rl living memory of our
beloved dad and husband
known as CECIL of
Richmond Hill, Queens, USA
and formerly of 183 Ho e W~est
En more, East Coast Demerara.
Sunrise: 14-01-1953
-Sunset. 01-03- 005

As we cuddled thal snowhy morning 'goodbye" for the day
Little did we knojw that it was going to be our last on earth.
Those evil hands that snatched you from uts rejolced
Bult they must remember that judgment day will comT~e one day
Yres dear, they took your precious life but not your love and memories
The broke our hearts but not our spirits
They shattered our hopes andl dreams but not oulr courage
Yes it hurts to lose you dear in death we do the same
And though we do not see you w~e always feel you by our sides.
This we know is true for when the future seems dark and lonely





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ing the High Level Coopera-
tion Council with Suriname
which was suspended over two
years ago at the height of a
tense border dispute rooted in
the oil-rich Corentyne re-
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Sunday Chronicle yesterday that
the Council was the mechanism
for stimulating cooperation in all
areas, including the areas of trade
and economic cooperation.
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there were no formal talks mn
over two years, there was yet
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racy against Guyanese fisher-
The Council was sus-
pended at the height of a bor-
der dispute with Suriname
when the then Jules
Wijdenbosch administration or-
dered its military to evict an oil
rig belonging to the Canadian
firm, CGX Resources Incorpo-
rated, from its exploration ac-
tivities under Guyanese license.
When talks at both the bi-
lateral and regional CARICOM
levels failed to broker a deal,
Guyana took the matter to the
International Tribunal on the
Law of the Sea (ITLOS) which
last September handed down an
award in favour of Guyana,
thereby preserving 93% of
CGX's Corentyne Licence as
being in this country's territory.
At the announcement of
the award, President Bharrat
Jagdeo had said at the time that
Guyana was not going to en-
gage in grandstanding but rather

in "practical cooperation" with
its eastern neighbour where
countless Guyanese had fled to
escape during the harsh eco-
nomic realities of the 1980s.
.Mr. Insanally, speaking in
the National Assembly Friday,
said that Guyana will seek to re-
vive the Council to strengthen
cooperation in the spirit of
"friendship and good
Mr. Insanally said the
ITLOS award was a triumph
over force, and a tribute to diplo-
macy and the rule of law.
The Minister had previously
announced that Guyana was in
the process of preparing a claim
to the United Nations Commis-
sion on the Limit of the Conti-
nental Shelf for an estimated 350
nautical miles from baseline.
He told the 65-seat legisla-
ture that the desktop study has
been completed but that external
assistance and consultations are
being sought to make the claim,

given overlapping claims by
neighboring countries to the
Caribbean archipelagic.
Mr. Insanall\ said the sui-
missiionio thp UNi\ Commission
is due in 2009, and as such his
ministry has to work with a
sense of urgeta
Meranw~hde, the Foreign Af-
fairs At pster also disclosed
that thd 'Attorneylr General's
Chambers is currently prepar-
ing new legislation on Guyana's
maritime zones. He said the
draft legislation is in its final
The new legislation will
replace the Maritime Bound.
arlin Act of 1977 "to allow us
toijacess all the rights avail-
ablp to Guyana under the
UlyCLOS (United Nations
Convention on the Law of the
Sea) and all relevant conven-
tions and agreements."

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LONDON (Reuters) Prince Harry, third in line to the
throne, returned home from Afghanistan on Saturday after
news leaked out on the Internet that he had been secretly
fighting the Taliban for 10 weeks. Queen Elizabeth's
grandson was pulled out of the frontline because
defence officials feared worldwide coverage of his
deployment with the British army could endanger him and
his fellow soldiers.

Annan says Kenyans
must play their part in deal
NAIROBI (Reuters) Kenyans must play their part if a
power-sharing..deal to end the country's worst crisis
since independence is to work, mediator Kofi Annan said
on Saturday. President Mwai Kibaki and opposition
leader Raila Odinga signed a coalition government pact
on Thursday Intended to bring to a close two months of
Violence and political upheaval following the disputed
December 27 election.

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capital where police shot protesters last year, citing
security concerns, the world body said on Saturday.
Sudanese police killed four people in June during a
protest against plans to build a new dam in Kalbar in
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on Bonny Island, an oil and gas export hub in Nigeria's
southern Niger Delta, a police spokeswoman said on
Saturday. No oil and gas facilities were damaged. Royal
Dutch Shell has an oil export terminal at Bonny and the
Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas company has Its
installations there.

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Withdrawal on schedule
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Saturday the Turkish armed forces withdrew its troops
from northern Iraq on schedule and dismissed
speculation that it had acted under pressure from its
NATO ally the United States. Turkey pulled Its troops out
of northern Iraq on Friday, ending a major offensive
against Kurdish PKK rebels that Washington had feared
might destabilise the wider region.

Armenia opposition calls
rally after police crackdown
YEREVAN (Reuters) Armenla's opposition called on its
supporters to hold a new protest on Salurday, hours after
police with batons broke up its 10-day protest over a
presidential election it says was rigged. Several
thousand opposition supporters had been protesting
daily In Yerevan's Freedom Square since Prime Minister
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tary budget, U.S. officials
stressed a need for greater mu
tual trust, said David Sedney,
the U.S. deputy assistant sec-
retary of defense for East Asia.
"What we're trying to achieve
with the Chinese whien we talk
about transparency is greater mu-
tual understanding of strategic in-
tent, greater mutual understanding
of how the specific capabilities the
Chinese are acquiring are tied to
Chinese strategic objectives,"
Sedney told reporters.
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MIOSCOW (Reuters) Rus-
:ian liberals, on the eve of an
election for president that is
certain to hand Vladimir
Putin's handpicked candidate
:, resounding victory, accused
a:e Kremlin on Saturday of
orchestrating "a farce".
No campaigning was al-
,wed on an official "day of si-
o:ice" across Russia's 11 time
.ones following weeks of a
lourless campaign that has
malrked little excitement among
?sia's 109 million registered
But opposition politicians
nade a final protest over
lnday's vote which will be a
ioo-in for First Deputy Prime
minister Dmitry Medvedev,
.who enjoys Putin's en-
.rsement and thus blanket me-
Putin has presided over

Russia's longest economic boom
in a generation and many people
see a future partnership between
Medvedev and his patron -
who is expected to become
Prime Minister as a way of
preserving stability.
Putin's critics not only
liberals but also the vociferous
communists -accuse the Krem-
lin of harassing rivals and forc-
ing millions of state workers to
vote or risk losing their jobs.
Most Western election ob-
servers have refused to monitor
the election, citing lack of offi-
cial cooperation from the Rus-
sian authorities.
Former world chess cham-
pion and opposition figure
Garry Kasparov and his allies
submitted a petition to the cen-
tral election commission describ-
ing the election as a "farce".
"It's very important that

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there are still people around
who believe that this election

is a farce," said Nikita
Belykh, an opposition leader.

A Chinese paramilitary
policeman keeps an eye
near a portrait of late
Chairman Mao Zedong in
Beijing February 13, 2008.
China focuses many of its
navy ships, missiles and military
aircraft on Taiwan, the self-
ruled island Beijing views as
part of its own territory and
says must accept eventual uni-
"We made the point that
what we're seeking to do is to
have a normal level of mutual
trust and understanding that
will also be helpful in avoiding
miscalculations and misunder-
standing," Sedney said.
Sino-U.S. military relations
have improved in recent years,
after they were severely strained
over a collision between a Chi-
nese fighter jet and a U.S. spy
piant wek's talks brought
formal agreement on a long-
planned hotline linking the
two countries' militaries to
improve communications.

`:NGHAI (Reuters) -
n'i~a, which has boosted de-
ee spending at double-
~.it rates for a decade,
;lld -show greater trans-
::ncy on military strategy

to avoid potential misunder-
standings, a senior U.S. offi-
cial said on Saturday.
In talks that ended on Fri-
day, just days before Beijing is
due to announce its 2008 mili-


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Government is going to pro-
vide Caribbean Airlines with
the financial backing to lease
a private jet.
The wholly owned State
enterprise is to be provided
with Government funding for
the leasing of a private jet to
operate a commercial service,
sources confirmed last night.
Caribbean Airlines is pro-
posing to establish its executive
jet service as a business ven-

ture. Sources said the Trinidad
and Tobago Government would
be among the company's cli-
ents. But the service would also
be available to other regional and
private and public entities, in-
cluding Caricom governments,
should they wish to avail them-
selves of the service.
Discussions took place on
Thursday for the establishment
of the service. Sources ex-
plained that the leasing of a pri-
vate jet "is not like going to the

grocery. It can only be done
when one is available". Sources
pointed out that 2009 promises
to be a very hectic year for
Trinidad and Tobago in terms of
its international obligations, with
the country due to host two
major summits. The Summit of
the Americas will see 34 heads
of government at the Hyatt'Re-
gency and the Commonwealth
Heads of Government Meeting
will see 52 heads of government
coming to Port-of-Spain in

Just this week, Prime
Minister Patrick Manning
noted that as "Prime Minis-
ter of the host country" for
the Summit of the Americas,
"I have my work cut out,
which includes meetings and
consultations with leaders in
various countries of the
hemisphere. It will mean fre-
quent travel, a task which
must be undertaken to en-
sure the success of the Sum

BOGOTA (Reuters) A top
commander of the Colom-
bian rebel group FARC, Raul
Reyes, was killed in combat
in southern province near the
frontier with Ecuador, a Co-
lombian army source said on
Reyes was one of the seven
members of the secretariat of
the Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia, or FARC,
Latin America's oldest surviving
left-wing insurgency, which
I.Saand E ropean officials la-
The death of one of its top
commanders would be the most

serious blow to the FARC un-
der the government of President
Alvaro Uribe, who has received
billions of dollars in U.S. aid to
fight the rebels and cocaine traf-
Violence from
Colombia's conflict has
ebbed under Uribe, who has
sent troops to retake areas
under the control of armed
groups. But the FARC is still
potent in remote areas,
where it is holding scores of
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- A crowded bus plunged off a
cliff into a deep ravine in Gua-
temala on Friday, killing 37
people and injuring 25, emer-
gency workers said.
The bus was packed with
people travelling to the village
of Chiquimulilla in southern
Guatemala when it skidded off
the edge as it sped around a
bend, said Mynor Rodas, a
spokesman for the municipal

fire department.
"It went straight into the ra-
vine," Mynor said.
The injured were taken tO
nearby hospitals, he said.
In rural Guatemala, peas-
ants often travel long dis-
tances on overcrowded, rick-
ety school buses to work as
day labourers on agricultural
plantations. Fatal accidents
are common on the danger-
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THE GOVERNING and opposition parliamentary parties,
private sector organizations, trade unions and the wide
cross-section of civil society organizations deserve to be
commended Ior last weeK's historic consensual ap-
proach by stakeholders to deal with the serious threats
to the security of this nation from criminal networks.
At the core of the accord reached at last Thursday's
meeting of national stakeholders, convened by President
Bharrat Jagdeo, Is the pledged bi-partisan commitment
of support to the government's national security sector
plan and its various components, of which battling crime
is a major part.
It is evident that in the frank and cordial deliberations
that took place under the chairmanship of President
Jagdeo, the various stakeholders' representatives came
to have a better understanding of the status quo of the
government's strategic approaches In pursuit of the na-
tional security sector plan.
Consequently, agreement was reached, as an-
nounced in a joint statement at the end of approximately
seven hours of acknowledged 'fruitful dialogue', to tabI-
late all recommendations that were presented for
consideration In preparation for another stakeholders
meeting In two weeks time.
It Is quite encouraging that, finally, the main opposi-
tion PNCR also came on board for last week's major
stakeholders' consultation, having originally failed to join
the governing PPP/C and other parliamentary parties in
signing the antl-cnme commulnlque of February 19 in the
wake of the massacres of Lusignan and Bartica.
It is of relevance to note that, even before the horrific
human tragedies at Lusignan and Bartica and the meet-
ings of stakeholders on February 19 and February 28,
President Jagdeo had made a very striking observation
during a press conference on January 15 when he ad-
dressed some sensitive security issues.
"For us to move forward as a nation," the President
had noted. "we need the Government and Opposition
working together for the good of our country and its
people....Before we can enter into any type of arrange-
ment for the governance of the country. we need to be
able to trust each other..."
Trust Is, undoubtedly, a fundamental requirement for
the cooperation needed by all stakeholders govern-
ment, ruling and opposition parliamentary parties, private
sector, labour movement, religious and cultural
organizations and a range of other civil society groups
- for the success envisaged for a new national effort to
effectively deal with the armed criminal networks and all
those with an anti-rule-of-law agenda and bent on dls-
rupting orderly social and economic development and
generate fear.
President Jagdeo went as far as expressing the hope
at that January 15 press conference that both of the ma-
jor parliamentary parties could build up a level of
goodwill to inspire national cooperation and build trust
for future arrangements, "~whether it's power-sharing or
enhanced cooperation."
if this is a straw in the wind of likely new initiatives
for meaningful cooperation between the governing PPP/
C and the PNCR, then it could only help in the fostering
of a general climate conducive to mature dialogue that
could result in achieving, initially, at least the core ob-
jectives of the national security sector plan.
When they meet again, perhaps some time next
week, it is to be hoped that the third meeting of national
stakeholders will provide even more cause for optimism.

Lay off the Joint

Services, will you!
The Joint Services, in their efforts to capture the criminal
gangs that have been carrying out merciless murders, continue
to be criticized by certain sections of our society, and unfortu-
nately, this includes the main opposition party, the PNC/R.
I doubt that the security forces will arbitrarily go and pick up
any and everyone in their operations, whether it's in Buxton or any
other community. There must be some information to lead them in
a particular direction.
I saw that the PNC/R has made a very strong statement that
the government, through the Joint Services, is provoking the people
of Burton. What nonsense! The security forces have to get these
ruthless men, and if there are leads into Buxton, then that is where
they will have to go.
Criminals have no friends, Mr. Corbin, so you and your
party need to desist from sending mixed signals. It is either
that you are for the decent people of this country, or for the
criminals. But, from all indications, it doesn't seem as if you
have the decent people's best interest at heart.


Who's being.

01Eg in81IZO 9
Are these people for real? I have been listening to the com-
ments of various persons who claim to be leaders and I am
shocked. They are always claiming that their people are be-
ing marginalized. This is now a broken record.
Who's being marginalized? The guy that dropped out of school
and wants an office job?
The suspects and criminals who committed the brutal Lusignan
and Bartica killings do have rights: Yes, I agree! But what about the
people whom they killed: Don't they have rights too? And what
about their families who live in fear?
Mr. Corbin is claiming that only certain people get jobs.
Mr. Corbin, please pay a visit to the public schools, govern-
ment organizations and such places, and see who make up the
work force in these places.


Why is Mr. Sharma trying
10 cause further discord?
It is public knowledge that the nature of Mr. Sharma's 'Voice
of the People' programme encourages very demeaning com-
Some we can let slide, but, Mr. Sharma, there are some that
have serious connotations that are not acceptable to the public.
I find it very foolish for Mr. Sharma to ask whether the Advi-
sory Committee on Broadcasting (ACB) is still functioning when
he full well knows that it is. His excuse of the committee not hav-
ing a PNCR representative is not valid since it has been verified by
a call to the ACB that there is one, in the person of Mr. Ron Case.
He, therefore, should not try to cause further tension by trying
to suggest that the PPP government is always picking on him. When
he does this, he knows that many in society will join his band-
wagon and start a government bashing over this issue.
Mr. Sharma, more needs to be done to monitor callers who con-
tribute to your programme. I suggest that instead of answering the
phone on air, the operator intercepts the call in order to have some
idea of the nature of the comment before he puts it on air.
This, of course, cannot prevent some~ persons from mak-
ing very damaging statements, but it can be a precaution.

Public property

should be better

It should be a top priority of the government to ensure that
everything is done to protect key projects and those implement-
ing them. Reports by some farmers that people are vandalising
damns and drainage structures, resulting in the build-up of wa-
ter is unacceptable.
The damage to the Berbice River Bridge calls for better pro-
tection procedures against river traffic. There must be strong
laws and penalties for the destruction of public property. The
complaint that Mr. Rohee should not have spoken about
Burton or any sensitive security practices in public seems valid
and should be taken into consideration by all when trying to
reassure Guyanese of the government's efforts.


When will the

killings stop??
I am a Guyanese living in Minnesota and I'm wondering
whether these killing will ever stop and when. Please, Mr.
President, isn't there something you can do? The only thing
you seem to be doing is going after everything is done and
tenlng the people to stay calm. That is not enough. Please, do
something! Thank you.


Where's your

It is always interesting to see the debates in the National As-
sembly, and the February 28 Budget Debate was no different.
PNCR MP, Mr. Winston Murray was at his best, accusing the
government of corruption, claiming that 20 per cent of the $8
billion allocated to the Ministry of Transport and Hydraulics
will be "leaked," or, in other words, skimmed off by govern-
ment officials.
In the debate shown on NCN, Minister Robeson Benn's reply
was informative and enlightening. He challenged Murray to pro-
duce evidence of this corruption that he mentioned.
Benn's point was that if the PNCR members know that there
is corruption in the ministries, then it shouldn't be difficult for them
to obtain the evidence. He even went on to advise on how the evi-
dence could be obtained.
What is worthy of note is that for all the talk of corruption in
the ministries, the PNCR has never produced hard evidence to sup-
port their contention,
The PNCR has some very competent lawyers whom I'm sure,
as pointed out by the Minister, can obtain evidence through their
own investigations. Further, there is the media which is always at
their disposal and will expose any dirt they can find on the govern-
ment. .
So, the question is: Why have they not exposed this corrup-
tion that they keep speaking about?
over eanswar i eoy Impe Is long Is eocan say sm hing
Ing. You do not have to produce evidence.
I hope that Mr. Murray and the guys from Congress Place will
begin to 'put up, or shut up'.
The weaknesses in their arguments are being exposed

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. .

is the first time in the history
of World Day of Prayer Guyana
that the Committee has had the
honour of writing the Worship
Service. On this day, prayers
would be offered around the
world, especially for our coun-
try, Guyana, she said.
The World Day of Prayer
is aglobalecumenical movement
of Christian women of many
traditions in more than 170
countries and regions who come
together to observe a common
day of prayer, and who have a
continuing relationship in
prayer and action. This brings
them in closer fellowship, un-

derstanding and action, Ben-
jamin said.
World Day of Pinyer was fist
held in 1967 and is representative
of twelve (12) denominations.
At the local level services will
also be held at Grove on the East
Bank at the St. Agnes Anglican
Church; at Beterverwagting, on the
East Coast at the St. Peter's Ro-
man Catholic Church; on the West
Coast at the Christian Brethren
Church at Stewartville and the
Vreed-en-Hoop Presbyterian
Church; at Rosignol at the
at Number Village, on the West
Coast Berbice at Freedom Life

Ministries Church; at New
Amsterdam at the Mission
Chapel Congregational Church; in
Corriverton at the St. Cuthbert's
Presbyterian Church; at Linden at
the St. Joseph's the Worker Ro-
man Catholic Church; at Bartica
at the Roman Catholic Church
there; on the Essequibo Coast at
the SL.Agnes Anglican Church in
Danielstown; and in the North
Rupununi at the Holy Cross An-
glican Church in the village of
A special service for chil-
dren will be held next Sun-
day at the St Andrew's Kirk,
at 15:00 h.

a p

THE WORLD Day of Prayer
Committee of Guyana has
this year been given the
honour of coordlinating the
Worship Service for the
World Day of Prayer which is
to be observed on Friday.
This year's World Day of
Prayer will be observed under
the theme: 'God's Wisdom Pro-
vides New Understanding', and
the service in Georgetown will
be held at the St. Andrew's Kirk
on Brickdam and Avenue of the
Republic from 17:00 h.
Coordinator, Ms. Waveney
Benjamin noted that this year is
significant for Guyana in that it



duced with the recent submis-
sion of a report to COTED by
a four-member 'reflections

and surprising recommenda-
tions, particularly in relation to
dealing with perceived existing
tense relations between the
The report, submitted by
the Jamaica-based 'Trevor
Hamilton and Associates T-I-
ternational Management Con-
sultants', reflects a lack of
"clearly defined roles and re-
sponsibilities" by the
tariats in the EPA negotiating
processes and has also made the
significant observation that the
initialed EPA "seems to favour
integration of CARIFORUM,
rather than CARICOM, even as
the latter is in the process of
deepening its integration with
the CSME (single market and
The official text of the
initialed EPA is yet to be of-
ficially approved for bilateral
signing arrangements be-
tween the CARIFORUM
member countries and the
European Union. The signing
was originally promised for
early April but a request for
postponement could come
from the Nassau meeting of
CARICOM leaders.


the sinking of a trawler belong-
ing to Guyana Quality Seafoods.

the fate of the crew remains

crew of the trawler had been
accounted for and were in
good health," the statement
said, adding that "the Minis-
ter is of the view that both of
these incidents spotlight the
ever-present dangers at sea to
which fishers are constantly
exposed, and stated that the
Ministry of Agriculture will
continue to work with all
stakeholders, to improve se-
curity for fishers." (GINA)

proposed new initiatives could
well emerge a mandate to de-
velop a Regional Rapid Re-
sponse Anti-Crime Force, or
some similar mechanism. It is
felt that this could be linked to
a restructured and expanded Re-
gional Security System
(RSS), or be established as a
unit functioning independently
within CARICOM's overall
strategy on crime and security.
The idea of regional rapid-
response anti-crime unit was
originally raised seven years ago
by Antigua- and Barbuda's
former Prime Minister, Lester
But just over week ago,
Trinidad and Tobago's Prime
Minister, Patrick Manning, dis-
closed his own keen interest in
the creation of a CARICOM-
linked mechanism to speedily re-
spond, on invitation, to any chal-
lenging crime/security situation
anywhere in the Community.

Cost of living
This issue promises to
spark some lively discussion as
well, as it will be focused on
necessary adjustments to
CARICOM's Common Exter-

nal Tariff (CET) for either re-
ducing or suspending tariffs on
a range of imported commodi-
ties that are widely consumed
but which the region neither
significantly produces, nor has
close substitutes. For instance,
wheat flour cheese, potatoes,
split peas and oil.
At their special meeting in
Georgetown last December,
CARICOM leaders discussed
the escalating rise in food
prices and the cost-of-living
generally within the wider con
text of poverty reduction and
the challenges facing the region
from global developments over
which they have no control,
such as the price for oil, cur-
rently selling at over US$100 a
All governments were re-
quested to submit their propos-
als for adjustments to the CET
ahead of this week's series of
meetings, also in Nassau, of
CARICOM's Council for Trade
and Economic Development
(COTED) and Council for Fi-
nance and Planning (COFAP),
so that informed recommenda-
tions could be forwarded for
consideration and decision by

the Community's leaders.
Among delegations heading
this week for Nassau are those
that have signalled their determi-
nation to seek as many as five
to ten commodities for CET
adjustments, while others are
planning to show up in a mood
of resistance to either the reduc-
tion or removal of tariffs that
could prove harmful to econo-
mies that significantly depend
on imports as a source of rev-

If they succeed in avoiding
tempers from flaring when dis-
cussing the burning cost of lir-
ing issue, then the big challenge
will come in deliberations over
the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA), initialed on
December 16, 2007 by negotia-
tors of CARIFORUM and the
European Commission.
There have been the sharp
differences that publicly
erupted prior to and since the
initialing of the EPA,
involving negotiators of the Car-
ibbean Regional Negotiating
Machinery (CRNM), some
governments and leading econo-

They are: The rising cost-
of-living; serious crime and vio-
lence; and the new Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
initialed last December 16 be-
tween negotiators of
the European Commission (EC)
and the CARIFORUM group
of countries (CARICOM plus
the Dominican Republic).
It could well prove to be
one of the most tense, if not ac-
rimonious, summit meetings of
CARICOM leaders with a trio
of new Prime Ministers making
their debut at such an event as
a consequence of changed gov-
ernments since last July's an-
nual Heads of Government Con-
ference in Barbados.
The new leaders for this In-
ter-Sessional will be the Prime
Ministers of Belize (Deane Bar-
row), Barbados (David Thomp-

son) and Jamaica (Bruce
Golding), although the latter
had participated in a special
meeting of Community leaders
in Guyana last December 8 that
had the escalating cost-of-living
as the principal agenda issue.
With no signs of a pause in
the epidemic of serious crime
and violence with horrific
tolls in countries like Jamaica,
Trinidad and Tobago and
Guyana, and increasingly wor-
rying statistics also in popular
tourist resorts as Barbados and
The Bahamas, efforts to forge
action plans are expected to
replace customary passionate
rhetoric to deal with the threats
being posed by networks of
armed criminal gangs also asso-
ciated with gun-running and
Out of the deliberations on

MINISTER of Agriculture
Robert Persaud has expressed
disappointment with
Pritipaul Singh Investments
(PSI) for its failure to imme-
diately alert the Guyana
Coast Guard (GCG), the
Maritime Administration De-
partment (MARAD) and the
Fisheries Department on the
situation regarding the miss-
ing fishing vessel, Palpos III.
The vessel departed on
January 23 with a three-mem-
ber crew and was expected to
return on February 11 with the
possibility of a maximum of a
five-day delay.
It was pointed out that the
Fisheries Department was only
alerted to the situation on Feb-
ruary 25 while the Coast Guard
was informed through the me-
dia on the same day. It was,
however, not until February 28
that the GCG received a corre-
spondence on the matter. It was
pointed out that MARAD was
notified on February 20.
Following a meeting with
family members of the missing
crew on Friday, Minister
Persaud immediately called an

inter-agency meeting which in-
cluded officials from the Min-
istry of Agriculture, MARAD,
the Coast Guard, PSI and the
Fisheries Department to dis-
cuss the matter. The need for
quick implementation of the
strategy in place to search for
the missing vessel and surveil-
lance was highlighted.-
The family members also ex-

pressed concern over the sloth in
response by the fishing company.
It was learnt that although
the normal crew for a Red Snap-
per Vessel is four to five mem-
bers, the Palpos III left with
three persons. In addition, there
is no information on the third
crew member.
As a result of the Agricul-
ture Ministry's intervention, the

Coast Guard is currently con-
ducting an aerial search off the
coast of Essequibo and
Demerara, while searches have
also been conducted by boats.
A statement issued on
Thursday by the Ministry of
Agriculture expressed its con-
cern over two recent incidents
relating to the health and safety
of fishermen at sea including the

situation surrounding the
Palpos III.
"The Minister of Agricul-
ture Robert Persitud has ex-
pressed concern over the fate of
the three persons aboard, and
noted that the Ministry is fully
engaged with all stakeholders,
and is presently examining sev-
eral courses of action to assist
in this matter," the statement

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C 8 CH eS


Crime, cost-of-living and business with EU

THREE MAJOR issues of current concern tO
the people of the 15-member Caribbean
Community will dominate this week's two-
day 19th Inter-Sessional Meeting of
CARICOM Heads of Government scheduled
for The Bahamas from March 7-8.

Missing fishing boat sanga

Agriculture Minister disappointed at

company's failure to file report early


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THE philosopher, Roger Gottlieb has writ-
ten profoundly about a spirituality of resis-
tance, "'a spirituality in which evil is not
RVoided, wished away, or neutralised by a
metaphysics that promises that it will be All
Right in the End.

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In this spiritual realm, he
says, we can fully experience
the deepest of joys because we
engage directly with unjust suf-
fering by opposing it.
The world around us is
changing rapidly. Change is the
only constant around us and the
pace is quickening. There is al-
ways tension between change
and continuity. But to fix the
problems facing ouf world to-
day, we must be willing to
change. The problems of our
world problems of poverty,
economical and ecological injus-
tices cannot be fixed at the
same level of consciousness at
which they were created. Hence,
the Church must be determined
to craft new and innovative
paths to liberate and transform
human society.
Most nations are facing tre-
mendous social and economical
difficulties. United Nations
sources show us that the gap
between the rich and the poor
has widened over the last 40
years. The upper 20% have in-

creased their share from 70% to
80% of the global income.
In contradistinction, the
lower 20%/ of the population
have decreased their share from
3.3%~ to 2.4%/ of the global
wealth. Rapid urban migration
results in alienation, dislocation
and cultural estrangement. Con-
sequently, there are weakened
democratic structures, stunted
economic growth, social up-
heavals, and a proliferation of
economical and ecological injus-
The question, therefore, is:
What are we going to do? How
are we to hold up under such
pressures? Where are we to
look for answers to the many
problems and difficulties we
I want to suggest to you
that in the midst of a secular,
perverse, seductive and destruc-
tive society, the Bible holds the
key to the liberation and trans-
formation of the nations of the
earth. In a world that has lost
its sense of spirituality, we

have an announcement to make:
We announce that we are siding
with God; we are claiming life
and love as the core of our lives,
and our society; we are taking a
stand in the face of violence to
name a different way of living
in this world.
The pressures that people
and nations face today are so
great that they will collapse
quickly unless they are sup_
ported with a solid foundation.
The foundation I speak of is
not necessarily the strength of
economic or foreign policies.
Rather, it is internal. The change
that is needed is an internal one;
of embracing a life of spiritual
enlightenment and freedom from
materialism and selfishness. To
shift from communistic systems
to Free-market, or from State
control to self-governance,
people must have the proper
foundation in character and
It is not enough to set up
external structures, even if they
have been successful in other
nations. A people who have lost

naly:ot ndbai'1hyd ch
spiritual foundation of a people
is the basis upon which families,
churches, businesses and gov-
ernments are built. The prin-
ciple of spirituality must be a
part of the lives of the people
of any nation desiring freedom

and t trle is our respon
To speak of liberation and
transformation, is to speak of
the very essence of why the
Church exists.
Jesus, in His teachings, pro-
vides the very blueprint that
continues to be valid across two


millennia, as to how men 1
women should live and what
world should be. (Mat. 5:
He points man to a city c
hill that cannot be hidden. In
plaining the mission of the r
upon a hill, He used the earth
illustration of salt and light
leaven. The city Is the p:
type of a new reality that
come in Him and through h
And the salt, light and lea
represent the Church,
ecclesia, the new, born ag
body of believers, called ou
the world, transformed and
powered, and sent back into
world to liberate and transff
not just the human soul but :
human society.
The task at hand, therefi
is to understand the relations

bt heno the s c nand

Why is this necessary?
cause the Church has be com
privatised; so over spiritual
that it has lost its saltiness
decaying world.
In Guyana in recent til
we have seen1 an alarming m

G dm ont ad i he see
less slaughter of innocent li
What is at stake heie is a cc
try plummeting into a t
abyss of social and moral d
dence, unless the Church un
stands its social responsib
of being the salt and light
dark, ecayn r d ed,

significant role to play. In
the Christian message of g
lends itself to participation
far as the political life of
My challenge to all p:
otic Guyanese, who posse
modicum of spirituality,
get up and get involved. H

your spirituality is in the
sion, or lack thereof, that
carry for the liberation
transformation of G

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Spirituality of resistance,

liberation and transformation

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The month of

-Mac istahea

month. In this
month, we
celebrate the life

C.hdedwi k f nr
Dr. Jagan was
born on March
22, 1918 and
died on March 6,
1997 at the
Walter Reed

Army Hospital in
Maryland, USA.
the UN General Assembly. The
committee requested the British
to resurrect negotiations on the
Independence matter without
Incidentally, only an Inde-
pendent territory was eligible to
make representations on this
Committee; Guyana was not In-
dependent in 1962; but the UN
Fourth Committee manoeuvred
a hearing for Dr Jagan amid
strenuous objections from the
British. .
In 1962, to further delay In-
dependence, the PNC condi-
tioned the bestowal of Indepen-
dence with a change in the elec-
toral system. However, Great
Britain eventually granted Inde-
pendence to Guyana on May
26, 1966.
Cedric Nunes, while in de-
tention at Sibley Hall, penned
'Independence Yes! Celebra-
tions No!' a front-page article in
the April 1966 issue of Thun-
Dr Jagan advanced these
reasons for not celebrating In-
dependence: (1) the colonial
Constitution did not protect
fundamental rights, a pre-con-
dition for national unity; (2)
the colonialists' marionettes
gained power through a rigged
constitutional arrangement; (3)
detention without trial was

ISTORY will remember
heddi Jagan as a world
ader who struggled for so-
al progress among the dis-
ossessed and the disadvan-
ged; who vigorously im-
lanted progressive political
ought; who was a resolute
uilder of political move-
ents; who forged the politi-
1-labour nexus; wiho was an
nwavering Caribbean inte-
ationist; who was a true in-
rnationalist in his unre-
nting promulgation of the
ew Global Human Order;
nd whose authentic local
gacy has to be his tireless
ght for national unity, work-
g-class unity, and racial
His ideas and his indefati-
Ible promotion of these ideas
ve not only redefined the Car-
bean, but have impacted the
orld of the poor. These writ-
gs and his grassroots work
ave a superlative nexus with
current philosophical debates,
particularly in the philosophy
f history, the social and
ehavioural sciences, and with
oral and political philosophy.
his understanding of history
es economic, social, and po-
tical influences as the most im-
ortant factors shaping human
experience, personality, ideas,
nd social arrangements.
Dr Jagan's fight against co-
onial hegemony to achieve In-
ependence, working together
or national, working-class and
acial unity, and the promulga-
ion of the New Global Human
rder are only a few of the ma-
or thrusts of Dr Jagan's work.
ut today, I want to focus on
's fight for real Independence.

The former president of
Guyana was tenacious fighter
for Independence, and is among
the first few to have kicked off
this struggle against colonial
This idea of Independence
emerged in 1945 in a Cheddi
Jagan pamphlet titled, 'Coop-
erative Way', in which Jagan as-
serted: "It therefore behoves the
working class people to get
control of government through
their constitutional ballots in
our forthcoming election, with a
view towards complete inde-

Demands included universal
adult suffrage; a fully elected
legislature; a Cabinet of elected
Ministers, etc. This feverish
campaigning drew the ire of
British planters, prompting the
arrival of the Waddington Com-
mission; a huge success for the
`PPP struggle against colonial
hegemony; a struggle that con-
ceived and gave birth to univer-
sal adult suffrage; a struggle that
designed the road map for Inde-
pendence. And so, the first elec-
tion under universal adult suf-

terests. These overtures were
the classic beginnings of the
British and American adminis-
trations' attempts to prevent
the PPP's accession to political
With considerable resilience
and conscious of the odds
stacked against it, the PPP
forged ahead with its persuasive
campaign for political indepen-
dence. The Colonial Office,
dumbstruck by the PPP's enthu-
siastic campaigning, agreed to
initiate dialog, not primarily for
negotiating Independence, but
principally to block the PPP's
return to power, hence the Lon-
don Constitutional Conference
of 1960
The British government
agreed to Independence on two
conditions: That both Legisla-
tive Houses in Guyana should
(1) approve motions for Inde
pendence, and (2) grant Inde-
pendence to the West Indies
The People's National Con-
gress (PNC) showed little en-
thusiasm for immediate Inde-
pendence in 1960. Notwith-
standing that both conditions
were fulfilled, Guyana was still
without the prized goal Inde-
Dr Jagan subsequently met
with the Secretary of State for
the Colonies, Mr. Reginald
Maudling on December 13,
1961 with a request for Inde-
pendence by May 31, 1962.
Maudling refused.
The PPP Premier then pro-
ceeded to the UN Fourth Com-
mittee in New York seeking to
rally support for Independence.
The Committee agreed to mull
this matter and report back to

still the order of the day; (4)
colonialists still exerted politi-
cal and economic domination
via firming up the economy
rooted in primary production
and extraction, with escalating
debt burdens; (5) the state of
emergency was still in place to
silence and bully the working
class; (6) PPP comrades were
still languishing in detention at
Sibley Hall.
The British political au-
thorities, in an unabashed show
of imperialist intrigue with their
American counterparts, granted
Independence in 1966, not be-
cause they loved the Guyanese
people, but because of a con-
certed effort to keep Dr Jagan
and the PPP out of office; to
consolidate British and Ameri-
can vested interests; to demon-
strate the virility of the Truman
and Lyttleton Doctrine; to in-
fuse the 'American way'; and to
illustrate, unwittingly and unin-
tentionally perhaps, the mean-
ing of political opportunism.
But the PPP's election vic-
tory in 1992 cemented the way
for real Independence, prompt-
ing Dr Jagan to proclaim that
the .people have won and
"...that for the first time since
Independence, we have a Parlia-
ment which is truly representa-
tive of the people..."
And so, unquestionably,
Jagan really advanced the
case for apportioning political
space to all cultures in the
drive toward national unity,
working-class unity, and ra-
cial unity. This is the mean-
ing of real Independence.

pendence. A free and indepen-
dent Guiana can easily cooper-
ate and eventually federate with
her Latin neighbours, especially
This pamphlet not only in-
troduced the concept of Inde-
pendence to Guyana, but it
points to Dr Jagan's vision of
calling for South American inte-
gration. That was 1945! Today,
we have a South American
Community of Nations
The PPP (People's Progres-
sive Party), which was birthed
in 1950, continued from where
the Political Affairs Committee
(PAC) left off: Unrelenting agi-
tation for Independence became
the number-one item on their

frage happened in 1953 during
the Cold War.
Not long after, the Colonial
Office removed the PPP govern-
ment after only 133 days in of-
fice. The spread of Commu-
nism in Guyana topped the list
of the British and American
Governments' reasons for the
ouster. A lie, if there ever was
Proper scrutiny of the PPP
government's parliamentary
measures were all working-class
based, and not communistic.
However, the removal had a lot
to do with American and Brit-
ish vested economic interests,
interests quite attuned to the
Truman and the Lyttleton Doc-
trines, advocacies of imperial in-

REGD. NO. 505
Pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Co-operative Societies' Regulation Chapter 88:01, I hereby give notice that
the Annual General Meeting of NEW AMISTERDAM CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD., Regd. No. 505
will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 4 pm ,- the Mission Chapel Family Life Centre, Mission Chapel
Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

2. Agenda will be as follows:
a. Meeting Call to Order;
b. Roll Call;
c. Confirmation of Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting and any intervening Special
General Meeting;
d. Consideration and approval of Supervisors' Report;
e. Consideration and approval of Committee's Report ;
f. Hangaddeciding upon complaints by members aggrieved by a decision of the Committee;
g. Cndetonand approval of Auditor's Report;
h. Motions;
i. Election of Committee of Management and Supervisory Committee
). Any other Business
3. Notice of complaint to be brought before the meeting must be submitted to the Secretary in
writing at least two (2) days before the date fixed for the meeting.

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

Veterinary Medicine
En 'neering

* Agriculture
* Computer Science
* Management
* Accountancy

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4. Mr. Norman Semple, Chairman is hereby authorized to preside.
Georgetown. February 22, 2008.

Kareem Abdul-Jabar
Chief Co-operatives D~evelopment Officer (ag)

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A vacancy exists for a Hinterland Coorditnator in the Education for All-Fast T~rack Initiative (EFA-
FTI), Ministry ofEducation. Guyana.

The Hinterland Coordinator will perform all the duties of a Planner w-ith particular emphasis on
the hinterland regions.


The Hinterland Coordinator should have a minimum qualification of:

*First Degree in Social Sciences or Education from a recognized university.


The Hinterland Coordinator should have at cast

*Three (3) years experience working~ in the hinterland regions of Guvana
Workingknowledgeoflila 1 hure~; .4lthe indigenous Peoples ofC~uyana*

The Terms of Reference for this position canl be obtained from Personne~l Department. Ministry of
Education,? 21 rickdam. GjeorgetowYn.

Applications should be clearly marked VACANCY FOR HINTERLAND COORDINATO'1' R '
Education for All-Fast Track; Initiative on the envelope and placed in the Tender Box, Ministry
of Education, 21 Brickdam, Geor getown not later than Friday, March 28, 2008.

Pulandar Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

munist nomenklatura and their
clever young neo-capitalist allies
'privatised' large chunks of the
economy into their own pock-
ets, and where elderly people
who had worked hard all their
lives went cold and hungry.
It was humiliating to be
Russian under Yeltsin. Powerful
foreigners treated the country
almost as a colony, and Yeltsin
went along with it.
The elections were manipu-
lated just as mtich then as they
are now, but then, the manipu-
lation was being done at the be-
hest of foreigners who wanted
to keep Yeltsin in power. Of
course, Russians don't want

she mae e er kow ad
other sort.
Does that mean they are
not 'Western'? Of course not!
Look at their art, and music, and
literature! Look at the way they
behave towards one another!
Look even at their religion,
which survived over 70 years of
official atheism under the Com-
munists, virtually untouched:
about the same proportion of
people in Russia are observant
Christians as in -France or
Russian politics are differ-
ent, at least for the moment, but
Spain was still Western under
Franco, and Germany was still
Western even under the Nazis.
Russia may move towards de-
mocracy once the traumas of the

recent past have healed, or, it,
may not, but it remains a pMat
of the West. It will be no less
so even if it slides into a mili-
tary confrontation with the rest
of the West (like France did in
the early 19th Century, and
Germany in the early 20th).
If that should happen, it
will be at least as much the fault
of the United States and West-
ern Europe as it is of the Rus-
sians. NATO formally prom-
ised the old Soviet Union that
it would not expand intojEast-
ern Europe if Russian troops
were withdrawn froni the
former satellites. And t el, it
broke its promise.

ally wthde fro th Ani
Ballistic Missile Treaty it had
signed with Moscow, and is
now planning to install missiles
of exactly the same kind in Po-
land on the pretext that they are
needed to intercept the long-
range rockets that Iran doesn't
have, carrying the nuclear war
heads that Iran doesn't have ei-
ther. Nobody in Russia believes
that story, and neither do I.
Most recently, the larger
Western powers partitioned
Serbia and recognized the inde-
pendence of Kosovo, in defi-
ance of passionate Russian pro
tests and of international law. It
may have been the least bad re-
maining option, but Russians
are quite right to think that it
shows contempt for their State

~I'~L~S (

V et O 0p I g

gem to let Putin cling to power
.while formally observing the
two-term constitutional limit on
the presidency, but he may not
actually want to cling to power.
(At his farewell press confer-
ence, Putin said that being
president was about as much
fun as being away on "an eight-
year business trip.")
Putin's eight years in office
gave Russians stability and a
measure of prosperity after the
political chaos and economic
banditry of the 1990s, and they
don't want to lose that. The ex-
perience of the 90s is also why
a large majority of Russians
show no great enthusiasm for
'democracy'. or even openly re-
ject it-
it often shocks visiting for-
eigners when Russians talk like
that, but what they mean by
'democracy' is really "the way
Russia was under Yeltsin." That
was a place where inflation
wiped out the savings of the
whole middle class. where well-
placed members of the old Com-

and its interests in Washington,
London, Paris and Berlin.
Even so, with any luck,
there will not be a new Cold
War. With enough time,
there may even be democracy
mn Russia. In the meantime,
most Russians are reasonably
content with their lot, and
the oil wealth that is the
main reason for their new-
found prosperity is being in-
vested in ways that will ulti-
mately enable Russia to re-
emerge as a fully modern
country with a viable and
competitive economy. There
is no need for panic.
(Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent jour-
nalist whose articles are pub-
lished in 45 countries.)

They are backward, they
cannot ever escape from their
dreadful history, they are "dif-
ferent from us." They are "re-
verting to type," and the next
stop is a new Cold War.
A striking example of this
kind of reporting is provided by
British journalist Jonathan
Dimbleby, who spent a whole
18 weeks travelling in Russia
for his new book, 'Russia: A
Journey to the Heart of a Land
and its People'. In a newspaper
piece promoting the book,
Dimbleby writes: "I have re-
turned more aware than ever be-
fore that the Russian people are
not like 'us'. In a fundamental
way, they neither belong to the
West nor share Western values."

In a fundamental way,
Dimbleby is talking nonsense,
but it's true that the Russians
have been through a very bad
time recently and that their scars
are showing. That's why the
election of Medvedev as the
new president amounts to a
coronation, and why most Rus-
sians wouldn't have objected if
Putin had simply declared that
Medvedev would take over
without a vote.
It may even be the case that
Putin's promise to serve
Medvedev as Prime Minister is
mainly meant to reassure the
Russians that there will be no
surprises. This promise has
been universally interpreted in
the Western media as a strata-


THE revenues that the Value
Added Tax (VAT) and the Ex-
cise Tax have reaped in 2007
will be poured into ongoing
efforts to improve the living
standards of Guyanese who
are deemed vulnerable.
Minister of Foreign Trade
and International Cooperation
Dr. Henry Jeffrey during the
second round of the debate of
the 2008 National Budget made
this disclosure during his pre-
sentation in the National As-
sembly Friday.
"What [the] government is
attempting to do, is to use the
windfall to properly target and
support those who are really in
need: old age pensioners, vul-
nerable youths, single parents
etc," Dr. Jeffrey said.
People's National Congress
Reform (PNC/R) Member of
Parliament Ms Volda Lawrence,
however, said it is unfortunate
that the government is bent on
retaining the 16 percent VAT.
"The people of Guyana are
calling for the lowering of the 16

percent VAT. All that we are
getting is the Minister of Fi-
nance coming to this House
with a long list of items that are
zero-rated; items that don't fall
under the basic goods,"
Lawrence said.
But Minister Jeffrey was
adamant that the government
had made the right decision at a
perfect time to introduce VAT
and remains unshaken that it
should not be lowered.
"It is good that we have
implemented VAT at this time
when trade liberalization is
gradually eating away at these
kinds of taxes. Indeed, at an-
other level, I am against a reduc-
tion in the rate of VAT even if
it brought the government a
windfall," Minister Jeffrey said.
In the 2008 Budget, the
government announced that as
of yesterday (March 1) several
other items will be zero-rated
for the purpose of the VAT.
The government is to con-
duct a study of the tax system
to determine how it can imple-

Pane 10 & 23.D65

THE coronation of Dmitri Medvedev as
Vladimir Putin's anointed successor, by
Ineans of a presidential election today whose
outcome is' a foregone conclusion, has un-
leashed the usual deluge of stereotypeS
about 'the Russians' in the Western media.

ment further tax reforms. Ther
after, it will proceed to implc
ment a number of reforms aime
at simplifying the business er
vironment and ensuring efficie!
tax administration and effect\
Meanwhile, Minister <
Culture. Youth and Sporit II

Hoaus Aft have b en mac
over the years to produce wel
rounded youths, and that tl
government is cognisant of tl
ivrong choices that some of

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schedule and airfares.
Indeed, regional open-skies
is the aviation corollary to the
CSME and would allow more
efticient and profitable opera-
tion of regional airlines by giv-
ing them the freedom to find the
optimum mix of destinations to
fly, as well as the framework for
fairer competition. It could also
allow other specialised carriers
to use the most appropriate
equipment for efficiently servic-
ing certain routes as currently
obtains in Montserrat, accord-
ing to the report.
It also recommended that
MASA be amended and up-
graded to reflect the decision to
adopt a regional open skies re-
The current MASA does
not now conform to the require-
ments of the Revised Treaty of
Chaguaramas: It is not as liberal
as regards removal of restric,
tions and creation of a single
economic space between mem-
ber countries and must be
amended accordingly if it is to
remain a useful Agreement for
ordering air services between
CARICOM countries.
So, lots of plans are in
place the challenge now is
translating the rhetoric to ac-

Miityof Housing and Water

Central Housing~ and Planning Authority

Members of the public are hereby invited to submit sealed bids for the following Systems on
an "As Is Where Is Basis".

(A) Eight "Dell" Computer Monitors.

(B3) Twelve ";Dell" Central Processing Units.

iThese Systems ar~e located at the "Central Hiousinrg & .Planning! Authority's Hecad Office, Lot
4L7 Brickdam and United Nations Place. an~d can be inspected IMonday -- Friday --- 09:00-
15j:30b upon I lil I I. nLae I HIh ilei1I. Systemas Administrator via telephone No. 227-39416.

Biidders are to submit scaled bids hearing no identity of the bidder and they: should be
addressedt to''The Chairman. Cecntral liousilnle & PIl.llllnnei 4uthority Tender Board", Lot 41.
Brick~dam and United Nations P'lace.

Tihe scalled bids should be i~clarly marllked at the itop left-ha"d corner. the type of system being
laidl for.

Bids mnust be dieposited in the tender box located on the top floo~r of the "Central H-ousing! &
' I Ilr A: ~~ uthorii'ty's"He ad Office: onl or before Mlarch I 8.2008. at 14:30h. ai which time the~y
\\ii[ll b opened inl the presence of those persons in atte~ndalce.c

Vacancies for Literacy EducatorS

MiniStr~y of Education

National Centre for Educational Resour~ce and Development

TIhet Ministry of Education through the National Centre for Educational Resource De~velopmecnt
(NCERD) h~as embarked on7 a Fast Tracki Initiative (F.TI) progrralmme to promote Literacy
Education th~rou~ghout Gjuyan~a.

The Ministry-- is requesting thle services of' interested persons as Literacy Educators for the

ifr you are interested inl comnmitting one year to a worthwhile project of helping other1s to improve
their literacy skills a nd you possess the ; .11.. .; u;~ y ou should ap~ply:

Ex celIlent CXC qualify ications. Engl ish compulsory
Re~tirecd TeTachers with goold track rccor~ds in teaching
C~ommlittedL, ent hus iasticl andl seIf-mc-t i vatect

Persons employedl as L.iteracy Educators w\ithl NGOs and porscess thle above quanlli;ticann., are
asked to apply.

laten~sive train~ine will be givenl to, all succelssful aprplicant s and a generous stlipendl w ill bei !iffl: !

Regio nal Eduical tin Officer (REDO )C
Riegionatl Edlucationl Deparlitment in ea~ch Re~gion

r~agsM1Ay CHROIICLE March 2, 2d6~~ ""'""' -'"i r'n~l r~'`t'l .


mission and the World Bank
stated that while all Caribbean
countries are committed to the
diverifscadion ri ki nid ndton
ber have effectively embraced
the ownership mechanism, usu-
ally unsuccessfully, and at great
cost to the taxpayer.

sRegiboona Uilnesv rkd

Air Jamaica lost US$700
million during its ten years of
privatization from 1994-2004;
another US$136 million in 2005;
and US$252 million in 2006.
Bahamas air has lost over
US$250 million since 1990,
while Caribbean Airlines, for-
merly BWIA, lost hundreds of
million of dollars.
The 2007 Caribbean Air
Transport Report found that
the airlines were
undercapitalised and were gen-
erally facing serious operational
and financial problems, with a
consequent negative impact on
the quality and reliability of re-
gional services.
SIt could also be argued, ac-
cording to the report, that the fi-
nancial losses suffered by those
carriers, and by extension their
respective governments, must be
seen within the context of the
provision of guaranteed airlift to
their respective countries.
However, the study said
the evidence from Aruba, Chile,
the Dominican Republic and
Mauritius, for example, demon-
strates that not only does full
concentration on the diversifica-
tion mechanism result in in-
creased and more reliable airlift,
but it does so at negligible cost
to governments.
It suggested that govern-
ments adopt a regional open-
skies regime which would re-
move all non-technicall non-
safety and security restrictions
on carriers, equipment, routes,

Sf gadS 8r MI

standardising of infrastructure
and re ucing te nu ber o
Last October, Caribbean
Tourism Ministers also met in
Puerto Rico to discuss propos-
al foa structuring the regional
ai trnpr etr ie h
critical importance of the tour-
ism sector to their economies
and the critical link between
tourism and air transport.
They discussed the region's
declining tourism market share
compared to growth in the rest
of the world; the escalating cost
of regional air travel; and the re-
duction in intra-regional tourism
arriv l. .
During their frank discus-
sitons under the Chairmanship of
S ucia s Tourism Minister,
Allen Chastanet, the ministers
expressed concern that the many
recommendations made in the
past on a regional air transpor-
tation solution were not imple~
mented, but noted the ongoing
process to liberalise air transport
services and harmonise aviation
safety and security measures,
pursuant to obligations emanat-
mng from the Revised Treaty of
At the end of their discus-
sions, the ministers agreed,
among other things, to acceler-
Atethe)Me isonat 1 th
Services Agreement (MASA)
and the related liberalisation of
the regional air transport sector
with a view to having coniple-
tion and implementation by
They also plan to meet

with National Security Minis-
ters to examine ways and means
of harmonising air transport
policy; of intensifying efforts
towards the creation of a single
regional air space by September;
and of reinforcing measures
such as implementing a regional
travel card, harmonising visa
policies and streamlining cus-
toms and immigration proce-
dures to facilitate the movement
of international and intra-re-
gional passengers.
They are also seeking to en-
courage enhanced functional co-
operation among Caribbean air-
lines, thereby reducing depen-
dence on Governments' financial
support, and are also encourag-
ing the simplification of the air
transport operations by embrac-
ing new technologies, as pro-
posed by IATA, such as e-tick-
eting, Common Use Self-service
Solution (CUSS) and Bar Coded
Boarding Passes (BCBP).
A study of the competitive-
ness of the Caribbean's air
transport sector is to be under-
taken also to examine taxation,
user charges, pricing structure,
fees applied to air transport and
the optimisation of existing
hubs as well as the creation of
new strategic hubs.
A recent study on the Car-
ibbean air transport sector
funded by the European Com-

THERE' S NO doubt that efficient air

transportation and the Caribbean tourism
industry are inextricably linked. Tourism

depends on airlimes in particular to bring
visitors to our shores, and airlines need
robust tourism to generate demand for their

Yet, in the Caribbean. the
two industries seem to be out
of step with each other and
tourism is casting the blame for
its declining global tourism mar-
ket on high cost and inefficient
Caribbean tourism grew by
a mere one per cent in 2006 and
2007 compared to world tour-
ism which has been growing at
an average of seven per cent an-
nually. It is with this in mind
that Caribbean tourism minis-
ters have planned a series of
meetings and reviews this year
aimed at improving the com-
petitiveness and sustainability
of regional airlines to ensure that
the tourism sector, important in
terms of employment, foreign
exchange and a host of spin-off
economic benefits, not only re-
mains viable but able to attract
more visitors to their countries.
Airlines also have their own
grouse with the Caribbean and
during January's Caribbean Ho-
tel Association (CHA) Market-
place event in the Bahamas, the
International Air Transport As-
sociation (IATA) urged govern-
ments to remove obstacles such
as fragmentation and frivolous

taxation to achieve profitability.
In a presentation on the state
of the aviation and airport indus-
tries in the Caribbean, Cyriel
Kronenburg, Assistant Director,
Airport & ATC Charges for
IATA, noted that economic bar-
riers prevent the potential of
aviation and economic growth in
the Caribbean.
The report, '2007 Making
the Caribbean Competitive',
said airline passengers are often
overtaxed, there was lack of in-
tra-Caribbean harmonisation/co-
operation, high dependency on
airline revenue and lack of eco-
nomic regulation.
The Caribbean is often ex-
pensive compared to new mar-
kets, while not all visitors are
treated equally. Tax on airline
passengers is often US$30 and
above, while a cruise ship pas-
senger is charged US$1.
Airports, according to
Kronenburg, need to work to-
gether with the airlines on long-
term strategies to create commer-
cial revenue opportunities. They
also need to implement cost-cut-
ting efficiencies such as the in-
stallation of kiosks, the
harmonising of services, the

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sponsor-a-child d

for children living: with diabetes

Ministry of Health
Lot 1, Brickdam, Georgetown

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

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

2. Interested eligible contractors may obtain their Tender Documents from the
Administration Department, Minlistry of Health, Lot 1 Brickdam, Greorgetown from
09:00 15:00 h Monday to F~riday upon receipt of a non-refundable fee of S4,000.00

3. Each Tender must be enclosedl in a scaled envelope which does not in any way idenltif'y the
Tenderer, and should be clearly marked on the top left hanld cor~ner. "Tender for (specific

4. Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender
Administration noard, Ministry of Finance andmIlust replaced in the Tender Box situated
at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Main and Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown, notilater than Tuesday Marchl18, 2008 at 09:00 h.

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

6. Each tender must be accompanied by valid certificates of Comnpliance from the
Commissioner General, G~uyana Revenue Authority (GRD) and from the General
Manager, National insurance Sch~eme(NIS) in the name of the individual, ifindividualls
tendering or company if company is tenderinlg. ABid Security of 2%/ of the tendered sulm
is required. Failure toto so will result in automatic d isqualifrication ofthe Tendr.

Tenders wh ich donrot meet the requ iremecnts above will be deemed non responsive.

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

Permattrit Sicretar~y
Ministry of Health


MinlStry of Hlome Affairs

During a Consultation on the crime situation between H.E.
PreSIdent Bharrat 3agdeo and Stakeholders, it was agreed
that persons who have an interest in improving the work of
COmmunity Policing Groups should meet with the Minister of
Home Affairs.

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

VENUE: GNS Sports Complex, Carifesta
Ave nu e
DATE: Monday, March 10, 2008
TIME: .16:00 h (4:00pm)

By Sohodra Rampersand
WITH diabetes having a
unique impact on families
the world over, the Ministry
of Health on Friday launched
a programme here to encour-
age corporate sponsorship of
children living with diabetes.
The programme is seeking
to assist children and adoles-
cents to respond to the dire cir-
cumstances of living with diabe-
tes if proper care and manage-
merit is not instituted.
Each child was provided
with one glucometer or sugar
testing machine and a year's
supply of strips for the instru-
The sponsors included New
GPC Inc., Cara Hotels, Roraima
Group of Companies, Le
Meridien Pegasus, Multi Tech
Reference Laboratory, Demerara
Bank, Best Buy, New York
Styles, the Ministry of Health
and individuals from the Min-
istry of Health. Bounty Super-

market sponsored seven-year-
old Savita Kamalcharran of Re-
liance, Canje.
In brief remarks, Mr. Patrick
DeGroot of Bounty Supermar-
ket explained that he was diag-
nosed with diabetes since 1994
and has been taking insulin three
times a day. This, he said, can
be quite a task for adults, much
less children, and that it was for
this very reason that Bounty
has no reservations in
partnering with the Ministry on
this initiative.
Minister of Health, Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy, commended
the private sector for answering
the Ministry's call to support
this venture.
At present the Ministry of
Health has approximately 34
children and adolescents en-
listed, but the initial programme
kicked off with 11 children,
seven of whom were present to
receive their gifts from spon-
sors, and food hampers, com-
pliments of Geddes Grant.

This initiative began as part
of the Ministry's activities for
World Diabetes Day 2007, and
while the sponsorship will run
for one year for each child, the
Ministry is hoping to attract
corporate interest to ensure that
each child is sponsored until age
Diabetes interrupts
children's lives since they need
to monitor on a regular basis
their blood glucose levels, take
medications and balance the ef-
fect of food and activity. It can
also interfere with the normal
developmental tasks of child-
hood and adolescence, which in-
clude succeeding in school and
transition to adulthood. In
young children, frequent epi-
sodes of very low blood sugar
may result in brain abnormali-
ties and impaired cognitive func-
The theme of this year's
World Diabetes Day campaign
is 'Diabetes in Children and
Adolescents'. Diabetes is one of

the most common chronic dis-
eases of childhood. It can strike
children at any age, including
pre-school children and even
toddlers. Yet, diabetes in chil-
dren is often diagnosed late or
completely misdiagnosed, and as
a consequence, many children
die of diabetes. Type 2 diabe-
tes was once seen as a disease
of adults. This type of diabetes
is growing at alarming rates in
children and adolescents.
Those persons who are clos-.
est to the children do not know
the warning signs of diabetes,
hence, Diabetes Day 2007 and
2008 campaigns set out to chal-
lenge this and firmly establish
the message that 'no child
should die of diabetes'.
Country Representative for
PAHO/WHO Dr. Kathleen Is-
rael urged the children to be edu-
cated about diabetes as educa-
tion will empower them to bet-
ter manage and control the ef-
fects of diabetes, since there is
no cure.
"You have to know how to
take care of your body so that
your education and your activi-
ties are not affected," she told
the children. It is critical, Dr. Is-
rael noted, that parents, rela-
tives, guardians and health
workers teach children to be-
come sensitive to their bodies
reaction to low and high sugar
levels and what should be done
in those times.
"So you have a big respon-
sibility for so little people," she
Minister Ramsammy noted
that diabetes is a pandemic that
continues to grow globally and
even in Guyana. At present,
there are about 50,000
Guyanese living with diabetes

and it is important that those
persons live normal lives as oth-
ers. The Minister acknowledged
that much of managing and even
preventing diabetes depends on
choosing healthy lifestyle
Addressing the topic of chil-
dren living with diabetes, Min-
ister Ramsammy noted that dia-
betes is not a condition that one
can live with in an affordable
way, and that this can pose a
constraint for many families to
provide adequate care.
"For the moment," he said,
"every child that lives with dia-
betes, we want to provide as-
sistance to their families. We
want to ensure that when it

comes to the needs of these chil-
dren in terms of medication, in
terms of seeing doctors, their
nutrition and monitoring their
condition, they have the tools to
do so."
He however hastened to as-
sure that the Government will
continue to invest as much as
possible in preventing and treat-
ing diabetes so as to ensure that
no diabetic is denied access to
critical information for their
He noted also that the Min-
istry is expanding its foot care
programme for diabetics, but in
the meantime, persons could

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The Guyana Revenue Authority hereby informs importers that only entries
reported to the Customs and Trade Administration after Saturday, March 1,
2008 will be eligible for zero-rated status on eligible items which will be zero-
rated with effect from March 1, 2008.

Entries entered prior to March 1, 2008 will be subjected to the applicable rate of
tax. However, VAT registered importers would be able to recover the VAT paid as
input tax credit and effective March 1; they would not be authorized to charge
VAT on those items.

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

-a supply of vitamins, minerals and tonics for medical or health
supplement use excluding items such as energy drinks and food
supplements classified under chapter 21 of the Common External Tariff
-a supply of glucomneters (glucose blood test machines), needles and
glucose blood strips made for use with such machines;
-a supply of machinery, equipment or components used in the generation
of renewable energy in the agriculture sector using agricultural by-
-a supply offish hooks, sheet lead, fishing floats, cotton and styrofoam
for use in the fishing industry;
-a supply of animal medication including animal vitamins; or
-a supply of all terrain vehicles for use in the mining industry and the
hinterland community, to the satis action of the Commissioner-Gjeneral.

MWH ClLa I lWO ...
(From page 12)

begin to care for the I~r fe at home, stresbsin that It is un-
po~trtn that fanuties assist an teCShing theu ctludren to care for
their feet on a daiV ~ly aiS.
Doing so, he said, would avord one of the major complica-
tio~ns of diabete~s amputation. He also urged parents to set
examp~lesr wi~th oeir hiestylle choices so that if their cinidren are
diabene, they would practice healthy habits as well.
hlan) o'f the children and adolescents living with this
chromec disease are not included In this record On durs note.
the Mm~nis try appealing to parents. relatives. concerned citi-
zens, communnyv members. NGOs, religious bodies and
orgarmatlons to contact them if the) hate information aboulit
chlldre~n or adolescent (from duldlhood to 19 l ears a so that thesez
children could be assisted mn managmg this diseate.
The Milnistry could be reached through the Chronic Dls-
eases Coo~rdinator. Dr Gumri Knbhendlar on telephone # 2'3-
5310 or \-ra the Milnistt's Swvitchboard on 226-5861.
la Ibe interim. the Mlinistry is seeking sponsors for
the remaining children on its list and Mlr. De~root has
undertaken to further render w~hatever assistance he could.




'Tender doctunents may be ulplifted from the office of Captain Jerry Lesprance, Staff Officer Two
General Four (Finance), Camp Ayanganna during normal working hours from Monday 2008-
03-10 to Monday 2008-03-3 1. Bidders will be required to purchase tender documents at a non-
refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000).

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

Tenders for each category must be separately enclosed in a sealed envelope, which does not in
any way identify the Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top left-hlandcorner:
TENDER FOR GOOD71SAND SER VICES- GDF(insvrtr~elevantcatregoryt)
TendersmIust be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and TIender Admini'stration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box located at the Ministry of Finance, not later than
Tuesday i" Apr~il, 2008 at 0900 h1. Tenders will be opened immediately after on the same day,
anid Tenderers or their representatives are invited to attend.

By Michel Outridge

RESIDENTS of the upper
Demerara community of
K~wakrwani and surrounding
areas are now benefiting
from cutting edge wireless
communications provided by
Digicel Guyana.
The company early yester- .
day launched its Kwakwani op-
erations in the mining commu-
nity amidst much excitement
and anticipation.
During the opening cer-
emony, Company Finance Di-
rector, Gregory Dean said that
"the provision of service in
Kwakwani is [in] fulfillment
of Digicel's launch commit-
ment to provide best possible
coverage for the Guyanese
population with the best call
clarity and value," and that
they were committed to pro-
viding the necessary infra-
structure as well as products
and services to allow people
to expand their horizons and

"It is through such ex-
pansion of the possibilities
for each Guyanese that we
will help Guyana's progress
towards becoming an eco-
nomic leader in the region,"
Dean said, adding that "as a
mining town and a support
centre for logging operations,
Kwakwani has the opportu-
nity now to experience accel-
erated growth and develop-
The Kwakwani site was
turned on in February along
with those in Mahdia, Santa
Rosa and Port Kaituma.
Speaking at the site launch,
Minister of Transport and Hy-
draulics, Robeson Benn said
that the government of Guyana
welcomes Digicel's investment
here and that the launch of a ser-
vice at Kwakwani was critical
to the development of the
country's mobile communica-
"Digicel's service in
Kwakwani is a realization of
the government's promise to

Standing in the background of the new Digicel tower at
Kwakwani are, from left, General Manager of Kwakwani
Utilities Inc., Mr. Winston Rosario; Digicel Sales Director,
Mr. Kalpesh Joshi; Minister of Transport and Hydraulics,
Mr. Robeson Benn; Digicel Finance Director, Mr. Gregory
Dean; and Chairman of the Region 10 Neighbourhood
Democratic Council, Mr. Edgar Mendonca.

ger, better network, you will
get a~chance to benefit from
Our exciting promotions and
great offers which give you
the best value for your
money," Joshi told his excited
Digicel recently cel-
ebrated its first anniversary
here. Before its anniversary,
coverage stretched from
Chatiityr to Corriverton along
the coatstal corridor and south
to Linden and Bartica with
coverage also at Mabaruma
and Lethem. (Photos by
Adrian Narine).

develop wireless communi-
cations," Minister Benn
Residents of Kwakwani and
other surrounding communities
have already begun to take ad-
vantage of the offers being pro-
vided by Digicel. A Digicel store
has also been opened in the
Digicel Sales Director,
Kalpesh Joshi, encouraged per-
sons to visit the stores and take
advantage of the affordable
handsets on offer.
"When you purchase
your phones and join the big-

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

NOW~~ ..enS itu ation of p remise in
Type of licence Name and Address of Applicant respect of which
aplication was made
-Restaurant Deodat Narine Lot # 55 Village,
Liuor Lot # 55 Village, Corentyne, Berbice Corentyne, Berbice
Restaurant Clarence Hernandes & Salima Shakir Lot 3-31, KinSee.
Liquor Lot 3-31, King Street, New New Amstrer m
Amsterdam, Berbice
Restaurant Rawjhen Armogum Lot 246, Nigg S
Liquor Lot 246, Nigg Squatting Area, Area, Corerstyne, aerice
Corentyne, Berbice
Restaurant Liquor Lloyd Roberts Lot 24-31, Alexander
Lot 24-31, Alexander Street, New Street, New Am sterdam.
Amsterdam, Berbice. Berbice.
Type of Licence Name and Name- and Address Situation of
Address of Licencee of Transferee premise in
respect of which
application was
Restaurant Blrick Lambert Lauren Mc Calman Lot No. 53, Village,
Liquor Lot No. 53, Village, Lot No. 53, Village, Corentyne, Berbice
Corentyne. Berbice Corentyne, Berbice

Resaurnt/,*Soberdhan Goolcharran Pushwantie Lot 49, 'A', No. 67.
Liquor ,- Lot 4d5 'A', No. 67, Goolcharan Village, Corentyne,
Village, Corenty~ne, Lot 49, 'A', No. 67, Berbice ,'
Berbice Village, Corentyne,

Hote Her r tD' Bvheall Ao ng 'Rovehall Rov all own, .
Town, Corentyne, Town, Corentyne, Corentyne, Berbice
Berbice Berbice

These applications will be considered by the district licensing board of the county of
Berbice at 13:00 hours (1pm) on 1'8"' March, 2008 at the New Amsterdam Magistrate's
Court and at such time and place as the board may think fit to adjourn the meeting.

Copies of notices of opposition should be served in accordance with section 1 5 (1 ) (a) and
section 22 (7) of chapter 82:21 .

Mr. Khurshid Sattaur
Guyana revenue Authority

State Counsel at the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Vacancy exists for suitably qualified persons to fill the position of State Counsel at the
Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Requirements: LLB3 Bachelor's Degree of Lawi and Legal Education Certificate from the
Hugh Wooding Law School.
All applications must be submitted to the:
Administrative Officer,
Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions,
Lot 1 Rabbit WaUlk Kingston, Eve Leary.
or P.0 Box 1031, Georgetown.

Applications should be submitted not later than March 28'", 2008. Only successful applicants
willbe acknowledged.



A list of the items may be uplifted from the Delegation of the European
Commission, 1 1Sendall Place, Stabroek asof Monday, March 3, 2008.

The items may be viewed at 11 Sendall Place on March 3 and 4, 2008
between the hours of 13:00 and I6:00.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Delegation's office no later than
Friday, March 7 at 14:00 hrs. addressed to the Head of Administration
and clearly marked "Response to Tender, not be opened by the internal
mail service".


isting ones commenced yes-
terday morning, and continued

They advised that the pipe-
lines, which are to be secured in
a solid concrete casing, will be
sunk to the riverbed, effectively

terways, Prime Minister Hinds
hastened to assure.

the new Marriott Hotel at that
location. It is part of re-rout-

erage lines run along the seawall
within the area identified for the
property, and need to be re-
Because the existing (cast
iron) lines are very old and un-
doubtedly fragile, the antici-
pated driving of piles at the site
of construction can lead to cata-
strophic consequences for the
network, a source said.
Allaying fears about pos~
sible pollution of the channel
once te newand bger pi
Minister assured. "What we're
having now is probably no dif-
feent room wha e iste A te
volume of discharge] would be
exactly like what it is at the mo-
ment, only that it would be run-
ning differently."
Meanwhile, Minister Nadir,

who was on hand to ensure Oc-

new pipes are about three times
the size of those used previ-
ously, the sewerage's capacity
for discharge will be greatly in-

greater volume of discharge," he
explained. Nadir who said that
there is "a tremendous amount

greater amount overall.
: Aned co mmn in g ont
erage 'trickle, trickle and even-
tually back-up With the
changing of tide every twelve
hours, he outlined, the river has
a tremendous capacity to clean
the land and will facilitate the
new process.
Nadir saidhe certainly does not
envisage a problem with water pol-
lution, but there is still need to moni-
tor the water quality. He was of
the view that in time to come there
may be need for sewerage treatment

the 'big hotel' project that is

wcnungh ccdd thati tms
wml h crmenta e ane made,
formation continues, adding:
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By Shirley Thomas
WORK on changing a section
of the city's sewage system
aback the Guyana Forestry
Commission in Kingston
commenced yesterday and
was expected to be completed
by nightfall.

All systems are in place to
facilitate a smooth transition,
engineers of Adam Development
Urbahn Associated Limited, the
company contracted to effect
the replacement works, said.
According to the engineers,
a section of the new mains will
be connected to the existing

system somewhere in the vicin-
ity of the Umana Yana, also in
the Kingston suburb, while an-
other segment coming from the
Kitty area will be coupled be-
hind Le Meridien Pegasus hotel.
Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds, accompanied by Minis-
ter of Tourism Manniram

Prashad, Minister of Labour
Manzoor Nadir, a team of en-
gineers and other officials yes-
terday visited the site where
the laying of the new sewerage
pipes to drain the city was tak-
ing place.
At the site, the Prime Min-
ister and his entourage viewed
construction works being done
to replace the old sewerage sys-
tem in the vicinity of the

neers of the Ministry of Public
Works and Communications, as

Associated Limited, Mr
Michael Ahmad and team.
The assembling and laying
of the new 42" pipelines -
about thrice the size of the ex.

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them make in life, w~hlch Is why It wil1l continue: to improve on
its mterv;entonns. These melude gi\ Ing theru a s~cond chance at
educanron, imp~roving adoles~ent health and !outh emlployment
--The Kuru Kuru residential progjuramm has an mtake of
173 students from all the geographical regions. He are continu-
ously working to improve the quahts ofi rhe curriculum La~st
lear 76 students benefirrd fro~m Peer Educ~ation training in HIV/l
AIDS that was done by the Gulana HIV/AIDS Reduction
programme." Mlinist~r Anthout said.
Thls lear. the go\ emment w til incorporate the Healthy Fam?-
d\ Life Edlucallon into the curriulum wihlch wrouldi cor er HIC
STI, and substances abuse among other alreas.
On the isue of youth employ ment, Milruster Anthon! ~ald
the Ahm~strl's youlh officers, contmnue to prou~\de career guld-
ance workshops and career fairs.
He said that they. hate also been helping persons wrho hare
pasiedl thro-ugh the Yo'ulb Entrepreneurial Traunmg Pro~graimm.
Masterrr Ambom~n posi~ted that this wlll allown the youthi
to break lnto the !ob markets. bl, prol IJlng placemeints and ap-
prenriceships The1e programmes wIII iontinue durmy 200i8.
In this year's budget go~rmlernmn has alllcaledl $6041l for
thet expansion of the National Tramning Projecrt for Youtlh Eml-
prempt CAnpdp mhal! 1110 !r ette Upeoe \ .ho did not
A further 535 7Ml wtil be spent to etpand andl maintain the
Mande~ntm Youth Camnp. to purchase training mlalenals and
sports ge=1 and to retool workishops along wilth general maine-
nance at hKuru Kuru. Smy~thfield. 1ryman 5 Enrven and Sophia
Traimnng Ce~nres, and the Newr Opponunlts Corps
The Culture Mijnister explained to the House that prepara.
Li,-ns fo-r Guyanar's hoangp of Cankst~a S is advancing wrell and
wlill be used to bolsler G3uva~na's ultural tconfidence and niried
that nI mil also be a plus tol the 'u~ltural ~\llunsm sector.
It~ IE an op~ortunnyp to develop our cultural lounsm prod-
uct. Cultural toun~sm is an important segment of the global tour-
Ism marker, m fact the World Tourism Orgamzatrion esumatedi
that 37 percent of all trips haveP a cultural e~lemnent This was
e steLd In the Mlarker for Cultural Tounsm In E~urope-EnU trrael
and Tounsm a~nalyst." M~mister AnthonS emphasized
Finance Mlinister Ashni Singh during his budget prese-
tadon on February 22 said that the hosting of Carifesta X is
also expected to provide additional impetus to the leadls of
economic activity- in several sectors during 2008. (GINYA)



(From page 14)

"And at the end of the day we
have a society that gives our
people a better standard of liv-
Commenting on the con-
struction of the new Five-Star
Hotel, the Prime Minister
stated: "I think it would be a
good thing for us. When we have
a significant development in the
country, it tends to encourage
others to come." As a result, he
said, it is hoped that the hotel
will not only be good for itself,
but that it will encourage other
types of development.
Hinds said the tradition here
has been that hotel rooms have
been relatively small, and in par-
ticular our economy is still rela-
tively small, but it's important
to get some additions that act as
a "call in" or "come on" for
other things.
The Prime Minister hinted
that construction works on the
hotel's foundation proper, such
as the driving of the first piles,
are likely to commence within
the next month or so.
Pointing to preparatory
works now in progress on clear-
ing and levelling of the site for
the hotel, including the tearing
down of a few buildings in the

area, he said that the developer
is working feverishly on that.
Asked whether the contrac-
tors Adam Development
Urbahn Associated Limited, will
be the same developers working
on the construction of the ho-
tel, the Prime Minister, without
being specific, replied:
"The developer (for the
Marriot Hotel) has retained
specialist companies to do
this re-routing job one that
has experience in laying
pipes in rivers and river
beds." The developer has a
combination of people to
meet the requirements of the
job, he said.



r14. 4.2, -> 28

Adam Development Associated Ltd workers fitting together concrete casement
,,in which the pipelines would be mounted before being sunk to the river bed.


CARICOM leaders join Guyan

York to observe 38th Republi

By Tangerine Clarke
of State, a wide cross-section
~31 L~S$lrc ~~a Iof Guyanese living in New
.. York were treated to a stellar
reception at the Crown Plaza
Hotel La Guardia on Satur-
ipg( l day, February 23 in com-
memoration of Guyana's 38th
,- '~rg IF31r Anniversary as a Republic
and to pay tribute, through
the observation of a minute's
silence, to those who perished
at Lusignan and later at
Bartica at the hands of ma-
~PbP~~BI~I~~;Ik~88 ~ Irauding gunmen.
The event, which was set
against the backdrop of the
~sss~iaa ~ Icolourful splendour of the
Golden Arrowhead and the
American flag, was officiated by
Guyana's Ambassador to Wash-
ington, His Excellency, Bayney
Karran who seized the opportu-
nity to commend his fellow
i.-el4 IB ';EZes-8as~a~ Guyanese on flying their flag
high in New York over the years
and at the same time to de-
nounce the crime wave that has
gripped the homeland.
He also thanked
CARICOM for rendering its as-
From far left, Community activist, Chuck Mohan; Attorney-at-Law, Colin Moore; former Ambassador to South Africa, Leyland Harewood; Ambassador distance in past disasters, such
Bayney Karran; Dr. Vincent Adams; Queens Borough President, Helen Marshal; Manager of Cultural Affairs, Crown Plaza Hotel, Shanie Persaud; Consulate a h 05fod.H ad
General of Haiti to New York, Augustin Felix; Director of Sales, Crown Plaza Hotel, K~athlee Pettit; and Guyana Consul General to New York, Bentnold however that it was rather' un-
Evans. fortunate that their meeting that

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been found that large quantities of counterfeit LUX and Dove products are being imported from Suriname and through our ports'
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behaviour as a symptom of
cultural decline or deca-
dence, but rather the artistic
preservation and transmis-
sion of the precious "life-
force" as a fertile and simply
pleasurable human focus
awa) from destructive human
energy consumed by a per-
verse obsession with imlperi-
alism. social power. wararer.
ideological and religious in-
Such sensual imagery tell
of the real activities of
humble people in touch with

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Sunday Chronicle March 2 2008


THE functional value of mo-
tion pictures may seem to
many in the disturbed social
world of today (a world of up-
heavals, economic stress, and
violence) as a luxury, or di-
version from the demanding
attention of reality.
But of course, the makers
of movies cannot afford to
think that way, neither the pro-
ducers, directors, cast and tech-
nical staff, because for them the
making of movies may be their

Protestant puritan law of pro-
hibition in the U.S.A. prevented
the manufacture and sale of al-
coholic beverages, spawning a
crime industry.
A certain type of movie
emerged based on sensual im-
ages of women and men, and
for the eyes of women and
men. What is the personal, so-
cial, and even therapeutic
value of such images, and how
are they conveyed in movies?
It is a historical fact that
humans are the only biologi-
cal species with a natural de-
sire and ability to create and
ponder images of themselves.
Not even our closest species,
the ape and monkey, achieved
this human characteristic.
The first images reflecting
the human face and body -
little ivory carvings of the fe-
male face and nude body be-
gan to appear about 30,000
years ago during the Upper
Paleolithic age in what is now
called France.
Then about 10,000 years,
ago the first image of a
couple locked in sexual em-
brace appeared as a small
fertility stone statue created
within the Natuflan culture,
which existed in
Mesopotamia between the
Sinai desert and the upper
E~isphrates valley.
It is from such
Mesopotamian culture that hu-
man civilization would first
emerge with the invention of
farming, being then the inten-
tional cultivation of cereals and
wheat 10,000 years ago.
Then, from 6000 B.C. in the
same region, there was the cre-
ation of the first villages and
later cities, as well as the inven-
tion of the finest elaborate sen-
sually painted pottery.
Sensual images of hu-
mans hold a central place in
the inception of civilized so-
cleties; this was proven again
in the cultural origin of the
Americas North, Central,
and South which is the only
continent in the world where

humans did not emerge, but
arrived via various nospadic
immigrations _egflysting
about 20,000 t ai)00 -ears
ago, and by 15,000 BC the
first stone figurines of faces

human need linking usto anim-
material, invisible, spiritual
The positive role sensual
images can play in directingo hu-

mans toward experiencing
physical and mental calm is
clearly behind some of the most
individual and socially erotic
sculpture which emerged from
perhaps the leading spiritually
advanced culture in the world:
In these sculptures on
lemiples at Kionarak and
Kihujarao. human energy is
channeled towards human af-
fection, ev en betwreen more
than tw~o people at once: and
it has been repeatedly shown
w here such images made by
local artisans are not **ob-
scene". or displaying an un-
healthy interest in sexual
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and nude leslustslcle fe-
male bodies began to appear
among the.Ajalpan culture in
the Tehuacan valle~ of
today 's lblexico.
W'h! then this persistent
atilllzed emlphasis oln reprodrue-
Ing Imagles of the, femlale node
and humlanF engagedi In'lote-
making The alnswe'r \rn ulld hate
to be 3s~alsoiat \r th thet'nord
"Eros~" from which r~id wrdrrc
"Erolic" II. derived, both de-
enbilng sensual rtoledgch aj
cut ilizarion dereloped a~me
Its --lfe-fo~rze. .'o mduka1~tlc n
behind huma~n fertblrt a 5 and
the ambinous~ excitement of
constructitely biiildingdone's
personal and siocial Inf. ,
Yet, images~ of sen~ifiar! are
not the REA;VL lthm. nW a real
nude. or couples really1 making
lo\e. etc. :
Ner erhele-s Ihey\ eslabllsh
ai bajic citllzed value, which 11
to appreciare and enjo) such ar-
tistic images of reality that sat-
isfy a deep inner mysterious

way of making a living, and
among the best of them a way
of generating sympathy and so-
lutions for the social world of
humans affected by upheavals,
tragedies, and sadness.
A certain type of motion
picture emerged to do just that
since the first fabulous decade
of the 1920's, known as the
Jazz Age, when in fast growing
cosmopolitan cities of North
America like Chicago, New
York, and L.A., the emergence
of up-tempo danceable jazz and
new dance crazes such as "The
Charleston" crammed dance
floors, when girls with beauti-
ful bodies became Chorus Line
girls, exposing their legs in
skimpy costumes as they
kicked up their heels during
dance routines on stage, when
champagne, whisky, and bour-
bon flowed, even though the

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IN 1962, 39 petitioners headed by Hubert Dash, approached
the Commissioner of Title, claiming 199.605 acres of land at
Plantation Good Hope, Essequibo.
Their grounds were that the land was occupied by them for
agricultural purposes and that the lands were held by their ances-
tors and predecessors in title for the statutory period.
The Commissioner of Title dismissed the claim after hearing
that the opposer, Shrikishun, had laid claim to the land as his own
and as falling within the transport of Plantation Spring Garden.
The plaintiffs appealed the decision and the Court of Appeal
ruled in favour of the plaintiffs, setting aside the Commissioner's
ruling and ordering that he (the Commissioner) should take addi-
tional evidence in the matter at a new hearing.
The facts of the case disclosed that on the evidence before
the Commissioner of Title the petitioners claimed that the
disputed acres of land fell within the transport of Plantation
Good Hope, which transport was held by their ancestors and
predecessors in title and that they had always occupied the
area, by farming, rearing cattle, cutting timber, picking fruits,
etc., under the belief that the area formed part of Plantation
Good Hope, but quite apart from that, they had been in pos-
session since the year 1901.
The opposition in the matter between Hubert Dash et al ver-
sus Bhagwan Jairam persaud, representing the estate of Shrikishun,
also laid claim to the land as his own as falling within the transport
of Plantation Spring Garden and that he had been in possession for
the statutory period:
The Commission~er of Title considered that it was not the duty
of the Court to determine whether or not the land claimed was

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was raised by counsel for the respondent that a declaration of title
for the disputed area could not be made in a joint petition by the
several petitioners who each claimed to be in possession of the dis-
puted area separately, as there was no evidence of a joint undertak-
ing to occupy the whole of the area.
Chief Justice Bollers added: "This submission does not find
favour with us as it is clearly answered by the orders, the effect of
which -is that all persons may be joined in an action (and an action
includes any proceedings) as plaintiffs, in whom the right to relief
in respect of or arising out of the same transaction is alleged to
exist whether jointly or severally, where such persons are inter-
ested in a common question of law or fact or where they have a
common interest in the calise of matter,
"T~he appeal must therefore be allowed, and the Order of
the Commissioner set aside. The matter is remitted to the
Commissioner with an intimation that this -Court finds that
the evidence discloses that the disputed area of land is in fact
the southern portion of Plantation Spring Garden held under
transport by the opposer Srikishun, and with a direction that
the Commissioner do proceed to make a finding as to
whether the petitioners were in occupation of the disputed
area for the statutory period or whether the opposer was in
possession of the said land and to take evidence and hear a
further arguments if necessary".


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was covered by the transport in
relation to Good Hope or whether it was covered by the opposer's
transport in relation to the southern portion of Plantation Spring
Garden, and we are firmly of the viewi, after an examination of the
plans submitted by both sides and the documentary evidence of
the transport, etc. in relation to the devolution of the title, that
the disputed area fell within the transport of the opposer in rela-
tion to the southern portion of Plantation Spring Garden."
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The Chief Justice went on to say, "we are of the view that the
learned Commissioner was in error when he felt that it was not the
duty of he court to determine whether or not the land claimed
was Spring Garden or Good Hope.
"On the evidence it was his
clear duty to have made up his mind

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which evidence he accepted as be-
ing true and which evidence he dis-
carded as being untrue, and then
to have made a specific finding as
to whether the disputed area fell
within the petitioners' transport
as alleged by them or the trans-
port of the opposer. And then it
was his further duty to have pro-
ceeded to have made a finding on
"We conceive that on the evi-
dence before us we are in as good
a position as the Commissioner
was to determine the first issue'
that is, whether the disputed area

Spring Garden or Good Hope.
He refrained from making a finding as to occupation because he
felt that the land had not been properly identified and because he
also felt that the petitioners were a fluctuating and undefined body
who were not capable of taking title. He accordingly dismissed the
The Court of Appeal constituted by Chief Justice Harold
Boilers and Justices of Apppeal Guya Persaud and Victor Crane,
(i) the Commissioner was in error in declining to determine
whether or not the land was Spring Garden of Good Hope;
(ii) The disputed area formed the southern portion of Pln.
Spring Garden;
(iii) The petitioners were not a fluctuating body of persons,
but were a clearly defined group of individuals;
(iv) The mater would be referred to the Commissioner of Title
with a direction that he should proceed to make a finding as to
whether the petitioners or the opposer had been in occupation of
the disputed area for the statutory period.

At the hearing of the appeal, the appellants were repre-
sented by Mr. Clarence Hughes, S. C., while Dr. Fenton
Ramtsahoye with Mr. Martin Zephyr represented the Respon-
In delivering the judgment of the Appellate Court, Chief Jus-
tice Bollers recalled that in 1962, "in the Supreme Court of British
Guiana, the appellants filed a joint petition for a declaration of title
in respect for the County of Essequibo and Colony of British
Guiana containing 199.605 acres, a portion of land described as a
piece or parcel of land west of the public road, being part of the
southern portion of Plantation Spring Garden, is mentioned and re-
ferred to as Section A. and shown bordered pink on a plan by J.
A. Kranenburg, sworn Land surveyor, dated 12th January, 1961,
and recorded in the Department of Lands and Mines as Plan. No.
991 on thel18th Day of July, 1861."
According to the judgment there were 39 petitioners, and in
affidavit in support of the petition was filed by two of the peti-
tioners Hubert Dash and Samuel Horn on behalf of themselves
and the other petitioners, in which they alleged that they and or
their predecessors in title occupied the said land for a long period
prior to the year 1926, and that they at all material times worked
upon the said land and enjoyed, used and occupied the same for
their sole use and benefit, without interference from anyone.
They then set out in their affidavit the dates upon which each
petitioner enjoyed the sole use and undisturbed possession of the
land. .
It was the further allegation that the petitioners in their own
right had used and enjoyed the land for more than a period of 33
years by farming, rearing cattle, burning coal, cutting the growing
timber thereon, picking and carrying away coconuts and other fruits,.
and have used and enjoyed the dams and drainage trenches thereon
for the purpose of ingress and egress to and from the various parts
of the said land and the trenches thereto solely for themselves and
without disturbance from anyone over the said period of time.
Finally, said the Chief Justice, it is alleged that the right of ev-
ery other person to recover the said land has expired or been barred
and the title of every such person thereto has been extinguished.


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Sunday Chronicle March 4, 2008


MANY local songs that have gravitated to National Song sta-
tus were written or came to prominence in the 1950s and
1960s; a period of great nationalism, a period looking towards
Many of our national songs/hymns came from the pen of reli-
gious men and women; the moralistic tone is prominent in all works
of that period, a tone we may do well to attune to today.
A tone we may do well to attune to everyday not just seasonal
as in twice a year at Independence and Republic anniversaries.
In many of these hymns, it was as if these men and women
were ordained to mediate between God and Guyanese, sending up
~praises for this land of the mighty Kaieteur, giving thanks on our
behaves because too many of us take these wonders for granted.
These praise songs therefore are a reminder to us all.
Tw~o of our more popular national songs were products of min-
isters ofAll Saints Church mn New Amsterdam, Berbice.
The words of the National Anthem were written by R2ev. Luker.
He was an Anglican priest in charge of the All Saints' Church in
New Amsterdam.
In fact, he contributed to the county of Berbice in many ways
including rendering service to the Berbice Lions Club, the Berbice
Drama Group, the Berbice Red Cross and Society of the Blind. He
also was a lecturer for In-service Teachers' Training Programme,
Berbice. Although, it was reported, he gained Guyanese citizenship,
he regarded himself aBerbician.
'Our Native Land' was written by Rev. Cossou, another 'hon-
orary Berbician'. Apart from ministering at the All Saints Church,

he was editor for the Berbice Review and Berbice Chronicle, two
vibrant print media at the time. He served on numerous commit-
tees in that county and was Secretary of the Tuberculosis Society
Born Mortimer Aloysius Cossou to Mortimer Cossou, a jew-
eller and watchmaker and his wife Sarah, Rev. Cossou was edu-
cated at Berbice High School and Queen's College. He was also a
student of theology at Howard University, Washington, USA.
He also studied social welfare and educational systems in Canada
and the USA. He served as Minister to parishes around the coun-
try including Minister at All Saints Church, New Amsterdam,
Berbice, between 1934 and 1937.
In part three of this series on National Songs of Guyana, we
revisit a 'My Native Land' words and music by Rev. Cossou, ar-
ranged in andante moderato.
Oh, I care not that others rave over fair lands afar,
Where silvern lakes and placid streams mirror the evening star;
I care not though their wealth be great, their scenery be grand'
Far none so fair as can compare with my own native land.
Their sylvan vales and rippling brooks may charm me when I
But what of that? No brooks and vales can steal my love of
Where I in childhood used to play, and old folks rest
Most be to me, where'er I be, the dearest and the best

And though I rove o'er hill and dale and brave old Neptune's
O'er cra~gs and rocks and mossy dells, I still will turn me home;
For when at length I came to die, I want no gilded tomb
Just let me rest within thy breast, where thy sweet flowers
Where thy sweet flowers bloom

Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-
0065 -or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com

Literary update
THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2007-2008 magazine is
now available at bookstores, Guyenterprise Ltd.,
Castellani House and frorn the editor. Inside this
issue there are two new literary competitions
namely, 'Martin Carter Essay Prize' and the.'Egbert
Martin Poetry Prize'. Aiko inside this issue there
are features on noise nuisance, the rudeness of
being late, cricket for the visually impaired, the
impact of WWII on the Essjequibo, music festival of
British Guiana, an introduction to weightlifting in
Guyana, .and the resuscitation of Theatre Guild.
The main feature is the story of archiving in
Guyana. A section of this magazine is devoted to
news and literature from the Guy-aspora.


Apart from stimulating human relaxation via masturbatory
pleasure, such films may provide occasional necessary sen-
sual satisfaction for prison inmates, and especially in multi-
Scultural societies where social conventions and biases may
prevent individuals of different race from achieving intimacy,
such films ( the best of which reveal the particular sexual skills
:and self-satisfaction of women from Oriental, African, and
Latin American countries for whom sensuality is not oinly
:physical, but also mental and cultural), may also satisfy by
Proxy the natural curiosity of those already bonded topaprt-
ners of their own race and kind.
But it is in Classic Hollywood films that the sensual image first
achieved the transmission of personal and social sandsaction.
In "PARTY GIRL" of 1958,.directed by one of Hollywoqd's
greatest film-makers, Nicholas Ray, the gorgeous real-life dsacer-
actress Cyd Charisse plays an aspiring model who comes to Chi-
cago during the Prohibition era and ends up becoming a sio~wgirl
controlled by a violent mobster; yet her sensual dancing skill and
love for lawyer Robert Taylor, with a foot impediment, becomes
victorious in the end, in a social environment whose hideous inhu-
.manity cannot defeat the inner positiveness of Charisse's sensual
"PARTY GIRL" was a film with a social reputation in
Georgetown's cinema heyday, especially at 1 p.m. shows and mati-
nees, where those who knew this film saw it repeatedly precisely
because of its sensually satisfying scenes.
Most classic Westerns too conveyed scenes with personal
and social satisfaction. In "TALL IN THE SADDLE", a superb
John Wayne -Western of the 1950's, E~a Raines plays a fiery
Western girl who spurns romance, but whose figure is amply
emphasized in tight demins as she swiftly rides, mounts and
dismounts; such scenes show her desirability which she too
gradually accepts as she succumbs to John Wayne's tough iden-
tity, which releases her sensuality, and ours as wel.

In another classic Western, "TALL MAN RIDING" of
1955, with Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone and Peggy
Castle, Dorothy Malone, always brilliantly unique in her first
scenes, walks out of her ranch house in a long conventional
flowing checkered dress, but when she places hier .left palm.
flat on her thigh and lets it tensely linger there, it is m~is if she
had removed her dress and exposed her bare thigh. The scene
is subtly unforgettable and demonstrative of this actress' skill-
ful ability to convey covert sensuality.
Similarly Peggy Castle, stylishly dressed in tight black
~trousers and white shirt and acting as the loose dance hall
girl, meets Randolph Scott out riding and when he ~asks how
:a kind and caring girl like her turned to such a life, she sim-
ply says she likes something about it, then turns and~ rides
off .with the camera carefully showing her from behind bounc-
ing; up and down on her horse's saddle, which is also Castle's
reply sensually demonstrated. i.
One of the greatest sensual scenes of classic Hollywdo ap-
pears in "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY" of 1953, when Burt
Lancaster takes Deborah Kerr, his superior's wife, to a beach, and
as she lies on top of him in a beautithl passionate kiss the tide
foams at their feet on the sand.
Yet sensuality is not always serious, it can be tantaliz-
ingly funny, as in one of those famous Bud Abbott and Lou
Costello comedies of the 1950's: "BUD AND LOU GO TO
MARS", in which Mari Blanchard, one of the most sensually
beautiful B-Movie queens with perfect posture and a body
that exudes perfection and conjures up male joy, stands next
to Lou who holds a space gun.
The expressions on Mari's and Lou's faces tell all: One
look at her body also alerts us to the absurdity of the scene,
where someone with a space gun, obviously a mere phallic
symbol, looks ridiculous beside such a gorgeous feminine dis-
play of sensual theatrics.

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their natural huntan gifts, and act as a guide away from per-
sonal and social vanity which satisfies itself with material
conquests and eg~otis~tical releases of power. .
We have come a long way front ~antique sensual imagery as sta-
tionary art toiv~ards the activities of .theatrical performances and
motion pictures. .
In movies most of all, the sensual images of actors may
play a subtle social role within the context of films, while also
cultivating mental satisfaction within viewers. The sensual im-
age in film especially, precisely because it is fleeting, trains
viewers to be satisfied with what has not been actually expe-
rienced by them, only seen and sensed. .
Before looking at outstanding examples of how this is achieved
in movies of quality, we should fast-forward to the extreme and
consider the social benefits of the Adults Only pornographic or
"Blue Movie". .
The invention of portable DVD or taped movies for private
viewing has added to the functional potential of such adult films,
many of which may not even carry a story, but simply present
couples achieving ecstasy through the sex act.

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"Aap Nazreen, aap Shirin, aap Azeem. Beginning from the 74-
year-old Mohamed to the 3-year-old Nasira Usma Ahmed, Tiwari
introduces them all. "So four generations of this family, your cous-
ins are here from New York," he saysrjh Bhojpuri.
Tiwari was instrumental in getting the family to Basti.
A year ago after Shazeda got herlancestors' emigration passes,
finding her roots still seemed a distant dream. For in all the maps

Muslim families, in the others Tiwari spent hours with the
elders of the village, trying to glean from their failing memo-
ries any details of a relative who had left for abroad to work
in the plantations. And, of course, the memory that had been
passed down generations of a tamarind tree would eventually
be of help. .
"You have to be very careful as sometimes people can
imagine things. At other times the prospect of a relative ap-
pearing and asking for a share in the ancestral land scares
them," says Tiwari.
After several weeks, he heard from Shaukat's father
Mohammed, who mentioned that one of their ancestors had left
the village due to the oppression of the zamindari system. In the
course of the conversation Tiwari also learnt that there had been a
tamarind tree in the village that had been the biggest tree in the
area. "I crosschecked with the land records of the office. Land
records in the area for the 19th century exist in Urdu and transla-
tors are available for a fee," says Tiwari.
Documents at the land record office showed that what
Mohammed of Parsa Surat had told Tiwari was reliable. The
records led back to Amir who had left for Guyana in August
THE same records have led the family back to Basti. But what's
a reunion without a feast? "Can we help?" asks Bebe Khan as she
and her daughter Saforah follow the women to the chulha and Tiwari
rattles off the menu.
"Chawval. chicken,.dal, matar, sewaiyan."
"We have Indian food even at home in New York," chips in
Shazeda who has traded her western dress for a salwar-kameez for
the trip.
The women bond around the chulha. Kaisar, the more confi-
dent among them, asks the guests about their life in New York.
Bebe Khan tells them that in New York she doesn't drive a car
but her daughters do. Kaisar then goes on to grumble over the strict
discipline that Shaukat imposes on everyone in the family. "I know,
he reminds me of an uncle back home. He is as strict," consoles
Bebe Khan.
The table is laid out. Shaukat had gone to Basti the day before
to get mineral water for the guests. The menu had been carefully
decided. The guests sit down to eat.
"The food is spicy," someone says. Tiwari translates. "I
had told these people to use less of the red chillies," Shaukat
"We don't eat food as spicy but it tastes good," explains
Mohamed, "In New York, we eat food only once in a day. We were
offered snacks when we reached and now it's lunch. It's already a
lot of eating," he smiles.
The dessert arrives: sewaiyan topped with dry fruits. The New
Yorkers make a note to ask the women for the recipe.
The talk then shifts to the tamarind tree that has lived on the
shifting territory of migration and memory. "It was cut down around
25 years ago. I'll take you to where it once stood," Shaukat tells
the visitors.
They all troop to the house that stands where once stood
the tamarind tree. "The tales of our past were like one big
puzzle. Now things are falling in place," says another grand-
daughter Shirin, who works as an assistant manager in a New
York store.
From the house they walk on to the fields. Shaukat and
his three brothers have six bigha between them. Several vil-
lagers follow them on their walk. After a while, they all head
back home.
At home the guests take measurements of all the boys so that
they can send them clothes from New York and hand over the gifts
they have brought along. There is something for everyone: shawls,
medicines, a sphygmomanometer, clothes and candy.
The one-day, one-night pilgrimage draws to an end. As they
prepare for their journey back to New York, Mohamed Amzad says,
"I might not get a chance to come here again but I think
some of the children will come again."

that she checked, she could not find any place named Basti in the
whole of Punjab. "My grandfather Rasul was only seven when he
came to Guyana with his father Amir who died early.
My grandfather remembered almost nothing,about the place of
his birth. All he told us was that he ,had come from Punjab and
there was a huge tamarind tree in the village," says Shazeda's grand-
father Amzad. :.
Unable to locate Parsa and Basti, Shazeda continued her search.
After phone calls to the Ministry of Querseas Indians Abroad she
came in contact with Chandra Shekhar Tiwari:
A doctorate from the Delhi University,.Tiwari had been a part
of a project that traced the family of the former Prime Minister of
Trinidad and Tobago Basudeo Panday to-a village in UP's Azamgarh
district. From then tracing roots has become Tiwari's profession,
In over a decade, his Indiroots has helped several families from coun-
tres like Trindad, Fiji, Guyana and Surinam find their villages of
ongmi in India. .
In May 2007, Shazeda contacted Tiwari who took no time
in figuring out that the Basti mentioned in the emigration
passes was the one in Uttar Pradesh. Basti in UP has, ac- -
cording to estimates, contributed; almost, 8.7 percent of mi-
grants to Guyana. But even for a seasoned finder like Tiwari,
a formidable problem remained. There were 13 villages in the
district that were called Parsa. :
"To reach the right family I had to' visit all the thirteen
Parsas. In fact there is a saying iri this area that goes, "tereh
Parsa, teen Majhauya, uske beech ek Saltanya. (situated be-
tween the thirteen Parsas and three>Majhanyas is the village
of Saltauya) says Tiwari. While some villages by the name
Parsa could straight away be struck off the list as having no

2/29/2008. 2:15 PM

Sunday Chronicle March! 2, ,2008




- Guyanese family searches Indian ancestors

By Amandeep Shukla

(INDIAN EXPRESS) THE road to Parsa Surat village in Basti
in Uttar Pradesh is motorable only in patches.
But that's never been too much of a problem considering
cars seldom come this way. And then when they do, villagers
stop to stare at them. Today when a cavalcade of four ve-
hicles stops outside Shaukat Ali's hut, it's not just a few
people, but the whole village that turns up to welcome the
The moment merits the attention. It's a homecoming at the
end of journey that began a century earlier and spans three conti-
It began at Parsa in Basti in 1888, then on to Guyana, a Brit-
ish colony in South America, to move forward and merge in the
melting pot of New York. Today it has come full circle to where
it started from: Parsa Surat, Basti.
Businessman Mohamed Amzad, 74, his 72-year-old wife
Ashiran, their children and grandchildren have come from Man-
hattan to meet their relatives in the village their ancestors left in
the 19th century to work as indentured labour in the then British
colony of Guyana.
The "Yanks" are taken straight to where Shaukat's father
Mohammed Siddiq usually rests.
Behind the frames of her spectacles, Ashiran's eyes are
wet. Mohammed Siddiq is clearly pleased to receive his
cousin's family even though he had never heard of them be-
fore this in his 80 years.
Ashiran's daughters Bebe Khan and Saforah Khan and their
families follow next. Saforah's 21-year-old daughter Shazeda is
busy recording the reunion on her Handycam.
After all it's a moment she's waited and worked for this past
It all started a year ago at the New York City College where
Shazeda was studying for a degree in Psychology.
"As part of a research project I went through a lot of material
on the Indians who had come to Guyana as indentured labour,"
she says.
The research soon became a personal quest. Shazeda's grand-
father Mohamed Amzad had migrated to New York from Guyana.
"I searched for all the information that was on the Internet, I made
a trip to the Embassy of Guyana, went to the National Archives
and even saw films and read books on the subject. And then I learnt
that the Guyanese authorities had with them the emigration passes
that were issued by the British when they recruited labour from
Shazeda sent an email on January 15, 2007, and the
same day received by mail copies of not one but four emi-
gration passes. The passes that were issued to her great-
great grandfather Amir, his wife and two sons when they
boarded the ship Brenda in 1889. The pass also bore an-
other stamp of identity: the name of the village Parsa and
the district Basti.
At Parsa Surat it's time for introductions and reunions. At 61,
Shaukat is the patriarch of the family. The outsiders are told to
clear out and the family gathers in the courtyard. Of Mohammed
Siddiq's sons, Shaukat is the eldest among four brothers and two
sisters. In the family there are now 22 children.
The families come together but the language barrier is still to be
breached. The smattering of Hindi that the New Yorkers speak has
been culled from the occasional Hindi film they have watched. The
family at Basti is proficient in Bhojpuri but strangers to English.
This is where Chandra Shekhar Tiwari steps in and translates.
"Baba, hum aye rahe tumre gaon (We have come to your vil-
lage)," he tells the Parsa family.
"Haiyya," replies Shaukat. The girls giggle.
"Sun liyovoye ladki (Listen, you girl)," Tiwari is quick to ad-
monish them.
It's the turn of the amused New Yorkers to giggle.

Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008

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

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

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

The detailed qualification criteria are defined in the application document!

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

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"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform, and mortal men lay
hold in heaven." {Young}

This is the present.
The present joins the past and the future. It quickly becomes the past as the future
becomes the present. At present we are in the center of the moment and the activity.
The flow can never be stopped, reversed or speeded up. "All the treasures on earth
cannot bring back a lost moment." {French}. This is not to say there is no emotional
element in time.
We speak of the longest day, short hours, time goes by and time can do so much.
Songs and poetry brings a new meaning. "Oh yesterday, I believe in yesterday..."
The sense of time begins with the astronomer. The sun crosses the meridian and the
rotation of the earth and with the help of a fixed star. This is called sidereal time. The
fixed star is the more reliable than the revolution of the earth because the fixed stars are so
far away that the direction and distance from the earth practically does not change.
The earth rotation is not conformed because the elliptical shape of the earth. We also
know that each year the earth is slowing down, even in milliseconds. A hundred years ago
the earth moved faster than it does today. The astronomers, who keep watch over earth's
movements and changes, guide our watches and clocks.
The cause-effect relationship in time makes the point that the cause must come before
the effect. For example, her headache was caused by the child's accident. The accident
therefore must precede the headache.
However, this can only be tested in repeated events. There is an order then in time. A
cup of black coffee becomes white because of the milk placed in it. This is an order,
which cannot be reversed, as the milk cannot be taken out of the coffee. There is then a
temporal relationship in the world.
Simultaneous events are not truly simultaneous. As we watch a television pro-
gram for London or New York, it takes seconds for the signal to travel. A better
rs. example is the lightening that flashes because such signals travel faster. Because
we can measure the speed of light we know the events are not simultaneous. People
traveling at great speed would be delayed in the aging process.
If one of an identical twin goes on a cosmic journey, he would be younger than the one
who stayed behind, simultaneously is reliable. Interplanetary trips will then account for
the youth or less aging for the space traveler.
The relationship between time and space can be difficult to comprehend, especially
when it relates to other phenomena. A thing may vary in colour {a rainbow} in its differ-
ent spatial or its different temporal parts.
It may occupy different places at one time or the same place at different times, or may
vary concomitantly in place or time. The lifetime of a man is one of time, yet he occupies
a space, in life and death, during that time. The difference is when in death.
.When he recedes from the former space and grows less or does so in a different form -
S"dust to dust colour will change but not its time.
The mathematician takes out the emotion from time, gives it a numeral value
and talks of ions, the ages of man, the hours, the minutes and even milliseconds.
When we speak of a birthday, last birthday of 25 years of age, it helps us to commu-
nicate. History is given a new dimension or perspective, even to a child who waits
for his birthday and now he is five years of age.
History and the past has its value because we cannot carry all the burdens of life. Some
must be forgotten and replenished. Time soothes and dignifies sad events. Present trouble
s. looses their acuteness when they are no longer present: "The good old days". It is neither
psychological nor epistemological, it is metaphysical and existential. Temporal quality is
not to be confused both temporal order. Quality is direct, immediate and indefinable.
eft Order is a matter or definition, dating, placing and describing. Temporal order is a
d matter of science. Each event comes on its own time and space. Manhood is explained by
childhood but manhood is more than or different from infancy.

"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity." Thoreau.

Much has been written on the subject of time and space.
Some of it is philosophy, experimental and occupational psychology. We understand
and often discuss time in micro terms such as today, 10 a.m., next year but then take it for
In space we talk artificially about seconds and minutes, centimeters and meters, fur-
long and smiles. At the macro level it is difficult to conceptualize, define and explain. To
i the ordinary mind outer space, milliseconds, and light years can be mind-boggling.
"The great rule of conduct is, next to God, to respect time." Lavater

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OSLO (Reuters) The fossil of a 15 meter (50 ft).long "ser monster" found in Arctic Nor-
way was the biggest of its kind known to science with dagger-like teeth in a mouth large
enough to bite a small car, researchers said on Wednesday.
The 150-million j car old dinosaur-era pliosaur, a fierce marine reptile, was about five meters
(16 ft 5 in) long: than1 the previous pliosaur record holder icound in Australia.
"It's a new species and the biggest proven pliosaur," Joern Hurum, a paleontologist at the
Natural History Museum in Oslo who led the expedition to dig up the fossil on the archipelago of
Svalbard 1,300 km (800 miles) from the North Pole.
"A small car could fit inside its mouth," he told Reuters, adding the lower jaw was about three
meters (10 ft) long.
"Something like a Morris Minor would fit perfectly."
The Museum said that pliosaurs were the top marine predators of the Jurassic era, preying
upon squid-like animals, fish, and other marine reptiles.
Another type of fossil marine reptile, the ichthyosaur, was bigger at up to 23 meters (75 ft).
'"The pliosaur is not the biggest sea monster but it's probably the most fierce," Hurum said,-adding
the fossil has jagged teeth the size of cucumbers.
"The front flipper of our pliosaur alone is three meters long. We've laid it out downstairs in
the basement," he said.
Earlier estimates had been that the Norwegian pliosaur, popularly dinbbed "The
Monster", was about 12 meters (40 ft) long, roughly as long as Australia's
The Arctic find "demonstrates that these gigantic animals inhabited the northern seas of our
planet during the age of dinosaurs," said Patrick Druckenmiller of the University of Alaska Mu-
seum who was on the expedition that found the fossil.
The Norwegian museum said that it was planning to return in mid-2008 to excavate a
skull and skeleton of another gigantic pliosaur recently found near "'The Monster".

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, February 22, 2008 Thursday, February 28, 2008
BuigRate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 200.00 .1 200.00 206.00 206.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 192.00 196.00 1 202.00 206.d00
Citizens Bank 198.00 200.00 .1204.00 205.25
D mrara Bank 19.0 190 0.0 230
RBGL 200.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 1. 197.00 198.33 203.67' 205.38

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 200.88 203.80 -

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = GS202.85

B. Canadian Dollar *
Bank Average 161.94 1 75. 77 187. 77 191.10

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 349. 90 375.07 395. 73 402. 40

D. Euro

Bank Average 245. 00 267.00 272.50 285.410
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G.Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thu., Feb. 21, 2008
TT$= GS 28.56
Bdos$ = G$ 89.92 6 months 3.07063% US 6.50%
~JS = GS 4.45 1 year 2.95500% Guyana (wgt.) 13.94%
EC$= G$67.85
B3elize$= G$94.81
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

2/29/2008, 5:05 PM

Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008

Page VII

When we were younger we
had a close friendship. That
has turned into a romantic rela-
tionship which evolved into an engagement. Before our engagement our
relationship was difficult, but definnely worth n
When we were friends, his mother had no problem with me. As our
relationship grew, she became involved with his everyday life. When we
had plans, she always found something for him to do. Though my fiance denies it, she started
poking her nose mto our relationship.
She tried to limit our time together with silly little requests like, "I want to buy plants for the
garden. I don't want to go alone. Please can.I come with you?" If that didn't work, she would
invite herself to our dinners or on our day trips. For the sake of my business I bought a blouse ,
closer to where he stays, a flat at his parents' house.
As he spent more and more time at my house, his mother got more and more demanding and
meaner towards me. She's an angel to me when he is there, but an absolute bitch when we are
alone. According to my hubby-to-be, everything his mom does is done with good intentions.
How do I get her to let go?
Heloise, there are lots of ways to dig a hole.
You can use a shovel or an auger. You can soften the ground with water or get a stronger
person to do the work. But a hole isn't going to resist. Holes don't call the police and report a
theft of dirt, or wail to the neighbors a horrible saga of abuse at your hands.
People are different. They retaliate. Rappers insult each.other in song, and dis one another to
the media. One says, you've got no talent. The other says, there are 15 people in my entourage.
One says, I've got a gun. The other says, I've got a gun and two bodyguards. Before you know
it, pieces are pulled and shots fired.
In many arguments there is no midpoint. If you are willing to attribute bad motives to your
fiance's mother, why not attribute dirty fighting to her as well? Why hasn't it happened? Be-
cause his mom hasn't had to pull out the big gues yet.
Over a century ago Willialia James spoke of the "psychologist's fallacy." What he meant was we think
what is true of our mind is true of someone else's. You believe a man should be free to live his own life. She
may think: he's my son, he came out of my body, he's part of me, he extends my reach.
Young children fight over who gets to ride shotgun, that is, who gets to sit in the front seat.
passenger side. by the window. His mom has been riding shotgun in her son's life, and she doesn't
want to give up her place.
This is how she's lived. She is wondering, what's in it for me? Your fianc6 hears her remarks
as help and suggestions. He doesn't want to see his mother as 4 problem, If you press the point.
he may think the problem is you.
1-lelaise, some people can take teasing, and others cannot. Pro footballers play hurt, while
many people wince at the sight of a needle. We all have different thresholds. You've reached the
limit of what you can take, and you are not even married. If you think things are bad now, wait
until cluldren come along.
In the complaints we get from women about their mother-in-law, there is always one key- the
inan. If he wants you in the position of wife, things will work out. If he has an exaggeraled view
of his mom's role in his life, no younger woman will change his mind. much less change hers.
Authors and columnists Wayne and Tamara Mitchell can he reached at
Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964, Springlicid. MO 65801 or email:
DirectAnswers@WayneAndTamara.com .


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HEADACHES have practically become a national pastime;
they are the seventh leading complaint in outpatient medi-
cal care in Guyana.
During the past year, nearly 90% of men and 95% of women
have had at least one headache. An estimated 117 thousand
Guyanese suffer some form of severe headache; they make tens
I of thousands of outpatient visits to physicians every year for
this condition. Thousands suffer from migraine about 12% of
our population as a whole.
What most people, physicians included, do not realize is
that a tremendous number of these headaches are related to the
teeth. In my experience, as much as 85% of all head pain has
been directly attributable to problems in the teeth and jaw, es-
pecially when new fillings, new dentures or crowns are placed
and it is readily alleviated with dental treatment.
When a friend told me she had been getting headaches nearly
everyday for several years, I immediately suspected a problem
with her teeth.
Sure enough her wisdom teeth were impacted. Since she
never.had specific problems with them, she did not know that
they needed to come out. And once they were removed? You
guessed it 99% of her headaches have completely vanished.

aches stop entirely or diminish greatly. It is then known
that a dentist can go-ahead and make minor, but impor-
tant adjustments to reshape the teeth so the patient can I
have -long lasting relief.
When the bite is corrected, the strain is taken off the muscles
which are free to relax and heal, while the patient continues to
feel better and better. .
TMD formerly known as TMJ ( tempero-mandibular
jomt) syndrome is simply a dramatic extension of the classic
tension headache. It is named for the Temporomandibular joint
which is in front of the ear vihere the lower jaw rests in the
skull bone socket.
Often related to clenching and misaligned bite, over time
the TMD syndrome can result in extreme spasms and trauma
to the muscles not only in the jaw, but down the neck and shoul-
ders. In many cases, even the back muscles are affected.
Between the top of the lower jaw, called the condyle, and
the skull, is a cartilaginous disc. This serves as a cushion as on
condyle droves forward and down when the mouth is opening.
If this gets displaced slightly, there will occur a click or pop
upon opening the mouth; sometimes the jaw may even lock.
Some symptoms of TMD include dizziness, headaches, mi-
graines, facial pain, tooth pain, pain down the arms into the
fingers, lack of jaw opening, and paid upon jaw movement, ring-
ing in the ears, grinding of the teeth and chronic neck and back-
Since the site the of Temporomandibular Joint is at
the intersection of three major energy meridians relating
to the stomach, endocrine system and small intestines, re-
lief of TMD can spark a tremendous healing process in
the whole body, relieving symptoms like stomach prob-
lems, chest pains and cold extremities.

Y OM #

She does still report an occasional headache, but we have both
to come to the conclusion that once her three kids are abit older,
those will probably miraculously vanish!
The result of stress, tension headaches are the most com-
mon, afflicting as many as 75% of all headache sufferers. Ninety
percent of all adults have had a tension headache, says the Ameri-
can Council for Headaches.
Tension headaches are usually a steady ache rather
than a throbbing pain;:they believe psychological factors have been greatly overempha.
sized as a cause of tension:headaches.
You might think that the only way to treat a tension head-
ache would be to reduce thumount of tension or learn how to
"relax" more, but that is -not always possible or even easily
accomplished. It is also no only the answer.
Many times people usidel stress will clench or grind their
teeth, which is frequently the result of a misaligned bite. As a
restilt, the tension headitche i almost always accompanied by
spasms of the muscles which help to open and close the jaw.
To evaluate whetiter fl headaches are bite related, a
small mold can be made fiffing over the upper front teeth,
which the patient wdars Tot several days. Often, the head.

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Please let your teacher mark last week exercises. -
From this week we are going to assess what you have learnt from all the lessons we have
o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct
oIf you are not sure of the answer, then choose the one you think best.

In questions 1 4, select the odd one out

1. (a) nephew (b) uncle (c) niece (d) son
2. (a) teacher (b) nurse (c) coach (d) bride
3. (a) cow (b) bull (c) joey (d) heifer
4. (a) breakfast (b) drinks (c) dinner (d) chef

In questions 5 9 choose the correctly spelt word:
5. (a) Masharamani (b) Mashramani (c) Masramani (d) Massaramani
6. (a) sacrifice (b) sacrifice (c) sacrificio (d) sacrifice
7. (a) government (b) goyment (c) government (d) gooverment
8. (a) celebrate (b) celebrate (c) celebreat (d) slebrate
9. (a) receive (b) receive (c) receive (d) receive

In questions 10 14 replace the underlined word with the correct pronoun
10. I told Peter that I wanted Peter to come to my party.
(a) he (b) him (c) her (d) she
11. The crowd chased the thieves and the crowd caught them.
(a) us (br she (c) they (d) them
12. Paul went at the party an Paul danced with his friends
(a) she (b) it (c) they (d) he
13. Sue likes pineapples, but Sue hates pears -
(a) she (b) her (c) it (d) we
14. Molly paid for a cake and gave th~e cake to her friend.
(a) it (b) her (c) them (d) she
15. My friends went to the park and the attendant turned my friends away.
(a) they (b) us (c) we (d) them

In question 16 to 18, name the part of speech of the underlined words.
16. Spring Flowers are very beautiful.
(a) verb (b) pronoun (c) adjective (d) adverb
17. I have a new book.
(a) verb (b) pronoun (c) adjective (d) adverb
18. The orange is a juicy fruit.
(a) adverb (b) adjectives (c) noun (d) pronoun

Choose the plural for these:

Identify the punctuation error by indicating the letter under it.
29. My Uncle lives in Brooklyn.

30. Spices is grown in Grenada ?

31. We ate, mangoes, pears and bananas.

32. "Look out!" shouted John!

33. Paul doe'snt like pepperpot.

Choose the correct word for each:
34. A book which gives information on attendance.
(a) register (b) dictionary (c) diary (d) directory
35. A book for finding meanings of words.
(a) register (b) dictionary (c) diary (d) directory
36. A woman in charge of a hospital.
(a) matron (b) doctor (c) nurse (d) maid

Choose the part of speech for the underlined words below.
37. Joseph played cricket.
(a) noun (b) verb (c) pronoun (d) adjective
38. My friend and I played football.
(a) noun (b) conjunction (c) preposition (d) adverb
39. Can you tell usa story?
(a) noun (b) pronoun (c) verb (d) Adverb.
40. The phan was very juicy.
(a) noun (b) verb (c) pronoun (d) adjective

Next week look out for Paper II and the responses to Paper I.
Have a good week at school.Keep on reviewing your work.



19. Monkey
(a) monkies

20. Sheep
(a) sheep

(b) monkeys

(b) sheeps

(c) donkeys (d) donkeeies

(c) sheepes (d) sheepees

Choose the word which means the same as the word underlined.
21.The children .oit~ered on their way to school.
(a) played (b) hurried (c) idled

(d) sang

(d) middle

(d) refuse

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7. A

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11. A
12. A

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22. The border of the towel was pink.
(a) edge (b) length

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(c) width

Select the word which is the opposite of the word underline.
23. The Venezuelans deny that they are wrong.
(a) admit (b) doubt (c) reject

24. A boxer must know how to advance and attack.
(a) fight (b) destroy (c) i

In question 25 and 26, which is best to fill the blank?
25. With permission did he go?
(a) who (b) who's (c)
26. I wonder going to visit us next?
(a) who (b) who's (c)

abandon (d) defend



(d) whom

(d) whom

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Choose the pair of words which is suitable to fill the blanks.
27. It seems as if_ time for the cat to get milk.
(a)it's,its (b) its',its (c) it, it's (d) its, its.

Join each pair of sentences by using one of the following words given.
28. The match was postponed. The field was flooded.
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(A) 4 (B) 8 (C) 12 (D)16
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(A) $002 (B) $110 (C) $190 D) $200
35. What is the difference in the values of the 7's in 7 700?
(A) 0 (B) 70 (C) 6300 (D 7000
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No. 1 06: 15hr. three buses from the terminus.
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No. 2 06: 45 hr
No. 3 07: 05 hr
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(A) 07: 15 hr (B) 07: 05 hr (C) 06: 25 hr (D 06: 20 br
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From this week we are going to assess what you have learnt from all the lessons we have done.
o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct,
o In your answer sheet, draw a heavy black line through the letter you have chosen to he
corr t
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1. Twenty nine written in Roman Numerals is ...

(A) 451remainder 1
(C) 401 remainder 1

(B) 406 remainder 1
(D) 46 remainder 1

3. 0.016 is greater than
(A) 0.06 (B) 0.010 (C) 0.106 (D) 0.16
4. 0.2036 + 0.04

(A) 509 (B) 50.9 (C) 5.09 (D)0.509
5. 1/8 + 2/3 x h2=
(A) 1/8 (B)11/48 (C)11/24 () 1 5/36
6. 1/8 + 1 %/ 5/6
(A) 1/6 (B)13/24 (C)1 9/24 (D) 111/24
7. Which of the clock faces below shows 23 :10 hours?

11 2 1i 21it 2 1 1 2

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8. What number comes immediately before ten thousand?
(A) 9 000 (B) 9 009 (C) 9 999 () 9 900
9. What number is 16 times as large as 304?
(A) 19 (B) 350 (C) 2128 (D) 4864
10 Which number is multiple of 77
(A) 21 (B) 27 (C) 37 (D) 41
11. 2/3 x 1 1/3 =
(A) % (B) 8/9 (C) 11/9 (D) 12/9
12. Take away0.42 from 2.1
(A) 0.21 (B) 1.68 (C) 1.78 (D)2.32
13. Subtract $7.49 from $20.00
(A) $2.51(B) $7.29(C) $12.51 D) $13.49
14. Write 1/8 of a million in figures.
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(A) one thousand one (B) one thousand ten
(C) one thousand one hundred (D) ten thousand one
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(A) 3 660 (B)9 150 (C) 301 110 (D) 31110
18. 5 x(3 +4)
(A) 5 (B) 19 (C) 23 (D) 35
19. 8+ 41.12
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(A) 365 (B) 361 (C) 261 (D) 239
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nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States
and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the
following positions within the Secretariat with assigned duty
station in Guyana:

(1) Administrative Assistant, CARICOMI Single Economy Unit
(ii) Administrative Assistant, Illicit Drugs

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

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

Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality,
work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills andlor expertise, three referees (at least two
of whorn must be familiar with the applicant's work), and other
relevant information, should be addressed to the Adviser,
Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community
Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana and sent by
email to appinhrm@caricom.org-

The Secretariat will commence c Isidering applications from 1 2
March 2008.

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ai~ East Berbice/Corentyvne

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1. Stationery, Office Supplies and Field Materials.
2. Dietary
Janitorial Supplies
4. Firewood

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Tenders must be addressed to the Chairmanll, Regional Tender Board, secured in sealed
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representatives may be present at the opening immediately after closing.

T'e Regional Tender Board reserves the right not to accept the lowest or any tender
without assigning any reasonss.

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Regional Executive Officer
Region 6

Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008

Pag XI

SOFIA (Reuters) Yordainka
Bristova was once called "the
bride of all Cubans" and was
so popular on Fidel Castro's
island that Cuban families
named their daughters after
Forty years on, the 64-
year-old Bulgarian pop' diva
keeps the gossips guessing
about her relationship with the
revolutionary icon himself, say-
ing all that matters is her love
for Cuba and her admiration for
its leader with the beautiful
brown eyes.
The singer was first intro-
duced to Castro during his visit
to communist-ruled Bulgaria in
1972 and fell for what she called

than her looks, she recalled.
"I was impressed with his
eyes, which looked very beau-
tiful, brown, slightly transpar-
ent," she told Reuters.
Dismayed by the collapse
of ties between Havana and
Sofia after the end of com-
munist rule in eastern Eu-
rope in 1989, Hristova has
helped set up a foundation to
revive cultural links, named
after Cuba's national hero,
Jose Marti.
Marti, a poet and writer,
died in a cavalry charge in 1895
mn the fight against Spanish co-
lonial rule. Hristova says his life

mirrored that of Bulgaria's own
revolutionary hero Hristo
Botev, also a poet, who died in
an uprising against Ottoman rule
in 1876.
The foundation has erected
a statue of Marti on a small
square in Sofia and is pushing
the capital's mayor to name the
square after the fighter for Cu-
ban independence.
In the communist era about
40,000 Bulgarians worked in
Cuba, mainly as engineers and
agriculture experts. The Balkran
nation exported chemicals, ma-
chinery, wine and canned food
to Cuba and imported the Car-
ibbean island's sugar and citrus
meBou gabin stbhave fond
oranges, which reached their
shops in winter and were so
popular they had to be ra-
These days trade is neg-
ligible and cultural ties have
faded away, much to
Hristova's disappointment.
"The Cubans loved us very
much. They considered us
relatives and used to say that
we were the Latin Americans
of Europe..."
Hristova first sang in Ha-
vana in 1967, when Castro had
embraced Soviet-style commu-
nism and the Beatles and other
"decadent" Western rock groups

were banned.
"It was mutual love at first
sight with the Cuban audience.
That's probably why they
started naming baby girls after
Yordanka is now a common
name for Cuban women in their

With her passion for Latin
rhythms and dances, Hristova
made a splash at the Varadero
Song Festival in 1967 and has
performed in Cuba almost every
year since, often passing the
winter there.
Of all the Soviet bloc sing-
ens who toure their country,

ception, her open manner earn-
ing her the affectionate title of
"bride of all Cubans", her rep-
ertoire including Cuban, Italian,
French and English songs.
Hristova's own loyalty to
Castro and his socialist vision
is unswerving."I bow down to
Fidel, to a person who has de-
voted his life to a cause -
Cuba's independence," she
"All this is at the expense
.of the Cubans and severe short-
ages. But they think it's mean-
ingful. That helps them to be a
spiritual rather than a con-
sumer, material society."

BUCqP 1~~ pop diva Yordanka Hristova, 64, speaks during an interview with Reuters in
S6fib nt'nilry 15, 2008. She was once called 'the bride of all Cubans' and was so popular
oh Fidel Castro's island that Cuban families named their children after her Yordanka.
Hri~sto~ is still gossiped in her ex-communist home country to have been one of Castro's
lovers but the singer refuses to discuss rumours and says what matters is her love for
Ctba and admiration for its leader. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

Asked whether Castro was
a fan, sitejsaid: "He is not a mu-
sic aficionado and a bohemian.
He doesn't like to dance, unlike
his brother (Raul) who is a
much more typical Cuban.
"The Cubans like to have
fun, they like music. He is dif-
ferent, he is an intellectual, he
likes to read."
Middle-aged Cubans still re-
call Hristova's sex appeal.
"She was pretty sexy and
had a lot of Latin rhythm,
especially compared to the

Russian singers," said com-
puter technician Guillermo
The singer, a widow with
two children who speaks at
least five languages and is
stil a star at home, admitted
her looks played an impor-
tant part in winning Cubans'
'"The Cuban men don't like
skinny women, they prefer
them plump," Hristova claims.
"I am that type more sporty,
plump, and I was very popu-

lar," said the singer, who favours
shawls, hats and bright red lip-
Hristova attended Castro's
80th birthday celebrations in
Havana in 2006, just a few
months after he had emergency
surgery for an undisclosed stom-
ach illness.
She regularly receives
his writings from the Cuban
embassy in Sofia and occa-
sionally sends him telegrams,
signed "your friend,
Yordanka Hristova".

2/29/2008, 5:07 PM



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qualified nationals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOMI)
Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean
Community to fill the following position with assigned duty
station in Guyana:

(i) Senior Project Officer, Regional Statistics

Full details of this position may be obtained by accessing the
following web sites- www.caricom.org, www.caribank.org;
www.oecs.org and www.caribbeanjobsonline.com.

Applications with full curriculum details. including
nationality, work experience, educational qualifications,
summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language
proficiency, list of professional publications, three referees
(at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant's
work), and other relevant information, should be sent to the
Adviser, H uma n Re so urce Management, Ca ribb ea n
Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana and sent by emaJi to appilnhrm~alcaricom.orq.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from
24 March 2008.


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

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

The positions listed at (i)-(ii) are bemng recruited for the Caribbean
Integration Support Programme (CISP) which is being funded under
the 9th European Development Fund (EDF).

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

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

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from 12
March 2008.

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Vow renewals are usually conducted by clergy since they are
generally more spiritual and not official in nature.
However, if you have a warm hearted friend who is a judge,
that could work nicely as well. Unlike weddings no legal paper-
work is needed for a vow renewal. At the Sandals Resort, Minis-
ter Kay Jackson helped the couples to exchange vows in the sun-
set by the beach with these beautiful words:
On this special day
In the presence of all these witnesses,
I reaffirm my pledge to say by your side
In sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,
Through the good times and the bad.
I promise to continue to love you without reservation,
Comfort you in times of distress,
Encourage you to achieve all your goals,
Laugh with you and cry with you
Grow with you in mind and spirit,
Always be open and honest with you
And cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
Starting anew once again
I give thanks that you are by my side.
May our marriage be a gift to our families
As your love is a gift to me.
Aaah! How lovely? A toast was then made by Diane Salvatore, Edi-
tor in Chief of Ladies Home Jourmal where everyone sipped champagne.
Let me tell you there was not a dry eye in the house, or maybe
I should say the beach. Shortly after as the brides walked down
the make-shift isle on the beach with beautiful gowns and the grooms
looking very relaxed in simple shirts and trousers instead of the
normal suit and tie attire, the air was filled with the sounds of ro-
mantic waves from the sea whilst we also listening to the beautiful
song "I Want to Love You" which was sung by Kassie DePaiva .
Whether you choose to exchange your vows in a tropical para-
dise resort like Sandals, in your own home or backyard, your union
will not be a day you will soon forget nor will your guests.

jOME people can just about stay married for a few years but
lust like Madonna and Guy Ritchie, some couples feel the urge
io renew their vows over and over again,
Last November, I was asked to attend a wedding vow renewal
ceremonyy at Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa and Beach Resort. It
was a big affair co-sponsored by Ladies Home Journal Magazine
which apparently happens every year at different Sandals venues
Iround the Caribbean.
With a multitude of couples renewing their vows at the same
ime in this beautiful resort, my first reaction to so many people
gettingg married at the same time was "Madness, madness" but I
tave to say I was honestly surprised.
In fact the whole thing was quite touching and I came away
rom the ceremony wishing I was married so that I could do the
iame with my husband! Why? Because as a married couple, it is a
ime to reflect on where you have been and where you are going.
What greater lifellove lesson than the renewal of a wedding vows
ceremonyy as the heady days of that original wedding day become a
listant memory and the children are now into adulthood and life
Begins to take its toll.
Suddenly there is just the two of you, living a life that is so
,usy with work and the daily chores that life just seems to drift

from one day to another.
For some, their fist wedding might have been perfect, but then again -
it may have not gone just the way they would have liked. Perha~ps they
didn't have enough money to have the splendid wedding they always
dreamed of. But no matter what your wedding was like the first time
around, there is nothing more romantic than reaffirming your love for one
another by renewing your wedding vows
It is also a wonderful example to set for your children and grand-
children. Can you imagine a more beautiful scene than children
watching their parents joining hands and hearts as they affirm the
magnitude and strength of their enduring love?
They can be a part of the special day where you and your be-
loved review your past and look forward to an even brighter fu-
ture. For those who are celebrating a 25th wedding anniversary or
longer, you may even have the delight of sharing this occasion with
your grandchildren.
Your vow renewal ceremonies can be as creative and personal
as you want them to be. Walk down the aisle to classical music and
walk out to "your sohg". Ypu can buy new wedding bands for the
occasion and have tliem specially engraved. Your ceremony should
be less formal than a wedding more casual and fun. In fact it
should really reflect the two of you.

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CHILDREN of Rose Hall
Town, decked out in
colourful costumes, paraded
to lively music two
Saturday's ago in celebration
of the country's Republic an-
While the greater spectacle
was in the capital for the annual
Mashramani Costume and Float
parade, the children were not to
be left out in the celebrations.
The initiative was organised
by the Rose Hall Town Youth
and Sport Club.
The parade was held along
the main Corentyne highway
and saw participation from over
500 school children who attend

schools in the town.
The schools which partici-
pated included the Corentyne
Comprehensive. J.C
Chandisingh and Lower
Corentyne Secondary schools,
Port Mourant Junior High
school, Rose Hall Town and
Port Mourant Primary schools
and the Rose Hall Town Nurs-
ery school. The parade also in-
cluded representatives from the
club and majorettes from
Kildonan village.
The parade which moved
off from the JC Chandisingh
compound in Rose Hall Town
proceeded along the main road
to Hampshire village and then

through the streets of the town
and back to the place of origin
a distance of about three miles.
It began at 10:30 brs and lasted
for approximately one and half
Ranks of the Guyana
Police Force were out in their
numbers and security was
adequate. As the street
parade which was lead by the
majorettes group from
Kildonan moved along the
streets of the town it swelled
considerably and numbered
over 1,000 before it ended as
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INTO the room walks Mooji, up her job and living a very
a charismatic Jamaican holy simple life?
man with greying dreadlocks, Because, Mooji said,.in es-
dressed in the Indian style sence, you're trying too hard.
clothing of the mystic. Why, a devotee complained,
A very unusual
guru, he' sa cross
between Ma~hatrma .
Gandhi- and Bob
It's ob\iouj 9
you're in rhe pes- P
ence of a holly man
as the faifr or so j
casually dressed
peopl~lei mostly
well-off I whlres.
who've gathered m
a meeting ro~om to
New York Clity
hush themselies m -
respect as the re- 3URU Mooji in one of his 'satsaings
vered figure, wr ha
positive ly g la~v wsth good w al he not sleeping as con-
vibes, appears In their midst. Itentedly~ as he once had'
SMoop. wr he wras torn Tony Mloopl laughed and. I~ke
Moo Young In Port Anto-nio. Ja- a standup comic. told the
maica in 19-4- but ~hio'< Islerd detolee not to wrorry be-
for mangea~rc in London w~here cause he knew a man In
he once earned his IIl Ing aJ a London who hadn't slept
street portrait arust[. broadly as he takiel his seat mlan. Mloop 'sad, mntroduced
On a stool neir to him are him to another man w~ho
two tins of a falounle ga~nger ale hadn't slept for more than
which hell need tokeephimself elelen years and wras, MO
refreshed for the lengthy spiri- somehow, still alive. MO
tual session ahead. The satsang rumbled in to
Mooji offers a general wel- with laughter.
come and it is time to begin The point, artfully made,
what's called satsang, a five was something to the effect of
hour spiritual question and an- 'don't worry, be happy' or the
swer session during which devo- Jamaican equivalent, 'no prob-
tees can ask their guru how best lem.'
to find the spiritual content- Advaita, the popular Hindu
ment money and material posi- philosophy practiced by Mooji,
tions have not brought them. says, in essence, that a person's
A satsang, which in Sanskrit inner self is the only real and
means an assembly of the high- conscious part of them and that
est truth, can take place-
indoors or outdoors.

At a Mooji satsang
in India recently, hun-
dreds of people
squeezed into a tent to I .
lat ispeeceadaer pursued the taxi he
left in. ,: 5
"I have just experi- L-
enced what the disciples
felt around Jesus" said a
visitor to the satsang.
Mooji had a similar Giving the people what they want?
effect on those attend-

a nice plate of chicken or duck
and is a big fan of the British
TV talent show, The X Factor.
Mooji has called his ap-
proach, the lazy man's way to
"Th Its js lnd of rel-
- gIon' wi'thout re'ligion, w ith-
our Joaitrnne." Mloop. his
accent somew\he re bein\reen
SCalcurtta and KIngston, e~-
plalnc after hls New\ York
It's this easy path to
enlightenme~nt his
devotees line up after
satsangs to recteise a big
hug from him like chil-

of an Indian guru known as
'Papaji', and return to Lon-
don where, after a time sell-
ing incense and Chai tea ori
the streets, would himself be-
come a guru in 1999 after a
group of spiritual seekers
who'd begun to congregate at
Rlooji's home convinced him.
to begin offering satsangs in
London and abroad.
nlo-oll's J, i lels, which in-
clude an Italkin flimulaker and a
former French philosophy pro-
les~sor, nowu manager his website,
recsord and film hls satsangs for
sale on CD and .DVD, and are
planrnpn to mlake a documentary
about him and
publish a book of
his teachings, Be-
fore I Ilm, in 2008.
Il've been
adopted by people
In this role, I
g ne s," Mooji
*3~ saysI don't like
.Iabels. but I don't
mean to avoid the
labels. either."

Though Mooji
- -might seem an un-
ears to 'get likely guru to
some, those
who've known hint
the longest say he's always had
his followers.
He was the most popular
boy at his high school in Ja-
maica, Titchfield, in Port An-
tonio, where he was respected
by the boys because he was a
star athlete and loved by the
girls because he was a good
His brother, Peter Moo
Young, 45, one of Jamaica's top
table tennis players, says he
doesn't understand his brother's
transformation, but is not sur-
prised people follow him wher-
ever he goes.
"I have no understanding,
whatsoever, of what it is he
has become, but I tell you
something about Tony, his
personality always drew
People to him in whatever he
was doing."
Still, though he's always
been something of a Pied Piper,
is Mooji, at all, surprised at what
he's become?
"I don't know if I can say
I'm surprised, really, because I
wasn't into looking ahead and
forecasting what my future
would be," he says smiling but
obviously perplexed by the
"That Tony Moo Young is
now known as 'Mooji'? What
can I say, except that's life."

By Priya Nauth

"D)etermination is the key to successs"
The new Soca Chutney Queen, Sandradai "Girlie" Persaud, walks
around with that personal motto now more than ever,
She won the judges favour with her rendition "Rum is meh hus-
band tea" at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground recently.
hI is a story of reality... it happens to a lot of women today',
she explained during an interview with the Guyana Chronicle.
"From the moment I took the stage, I felt like a Queen and the
audience response was fantastic and it really did a lot for me. It was
a great feeling", she said.
The 39year-old Chutney sensation, who hails from the island
of Wakenaam, said she developed the likings for singing at the tender
age of eight, "but I sang bhajans (devotional songs) in mandir (Hindu
place of worship)", she said
However, she started to sing Chutney and filmy songs about
nine years ago. "I was looking at the television one day and I asked
myself if those people can do~it... why can'tlI?
The Chutney queens who has been married for 19 years, ad-
mires singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and Kanchan,
She started singing for bands like Pete's Caribbean Fusion, Daks
New Generation and New Melody Makers and also at weddings,
parties and other functions.
"I love filmy and chutney music since it is more of our Indo-
Guyanese culture," she explained.
The Aquarius born singer also performs Karaoke, which she ex-
plained is a bit technical.
This is not Persand's first win, having copped the title in
1999 in the Cinderella county of Essequibo and came second mn
the 2006 competition at Starlite Drive In, East Coast Demerara.
"I enter most of the competitions and sometimes I gain or lose
but I never quit (but) keep on trying," she said.
Sometimes you spend a lot of money on these events and you
lose but it is all worth it... we must not always do things for money
and we must do things wholeheartedly," she pointed out.
"However, I think I did my best this year, I put in a lot of fi-
nance, time and effort into the competition and I never gave up," she
The proud mother of three already knew the taste of stardom,
having released two albums before winning the title again.
The first one entitled 'Sweet love songs' and the second 'Super
Hits' Volume 2, which featured a mostly Chutney flavour, was re-
corded in Trinidad.
The next step for this Chutney Queen is the release of another
Chutney album featuring her winning song, and the recording is ex-
pected to begin soon in the Twin island republic once again.
The Chutney monarch is also working on releasing a album featuring
English remixed songs and also aSoca release with male artiste.
"I think as a artiste you need to be able to sing any type of
music and this is what most young people like these days," she said.
This ambitious songster also dreams of having her own re-
cording studio someday and hopes that Guyana can have copy-
ngli w rite our songs and put work hard into the production anc
others make momey from enar hard work a it is u fair," shewfan

coping with a singing career, "but with the help of God and with ;
lot of encouragement and support, I have made it this far," she em-
Then I have to cope with trying to be the best mom and alse
She said she is now trying to spend some quality time with he
children and make up for the time lost.
Alluding to thle Chutney competitionl, the Chutnley Q~ueen sai<
it needs more support from the media and lo~cal. people to help boos

)JI stayed in India for several ye
uch with himself'

dren waiting to see Santa -
that've made Mooji such a
popular guru.
"Mooji gives his devotees
what they lack most of all not
enlightenment, but love," said a
visitor to a satsang.
Perhaps Mooji is so good at
giving people what they want,
and need, because he's been in
need often in his own
His father died
whe~n lie was very
\oung He was sepa-
;ratd ilom his mother,
who nu grated to Brit-
a7in io the 1950s, for
man\ \ears.
H is eldest child
died of pneumonia
and his sister,
Cherry, was acciden-
tall) shot and pa-
ralysed by police in
L~ondoin, sparking
the Brixton riots of
"I simply help put people
who come to me," Mooji say ,
"back in touch with themselves.
To 'get in touch with him-
self', Mooji gave up his home
and a job as an art teacher in
London and set off for India in
H~e had no ided he~ would
stay there, on Iand off for sey-
eral~year~s, btcomer a. disciplr

ing the New York satsang, one
of many such events he hosted
recently while in the US on the
first leg of a nine-month world
tour which will take him to In-
dia, Brazil, Italy, Ireland and to
Why, a devotee asked the
guaru, h~ad she not succeeded
in II.:.: in touch w i:l: her
innlr wr << dequ-~r ha1 In: giveni

recognizing this will bring one
closer to the true state. Mooji's
version ofAdvaita does not seem
to make great demands on adher-
The lazy man's way to en-
To belong, it's not, at all,
necessary to abstain from
worldly pleasure;.
Mooji, for example, enjoys




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- A very unusual guru, he's a cross between

Mahatma Gandhi and Boab MVarley


GUYANESE theatre fans
would be treated on Friday,
Mnrch 14 with the premiere
performance of 'Testament' at L s '~
the Theatre Guild, Playhouse
in honour of International
Women's Day, which is cel-
ebrated on March 8th.
'Testament' is adapted by
Paloma Mohamed based on the
book by Dr. Janice Imhoff 'Our
Words will be there.'
Dr. Imhoff was inspired by ]~
the production 'Vagina Mono-

made an approach to have her
work, based on testimonies of
13 female cancer survivors,
adapted for stage.
She felt a dramatized pro-
duction' of her work would give ~ ~ ;
voice to women suffering from
this grave illness. It would have ---
greater impact on an audience,
create more awareness and sen-
sitivity to one's body and over-
all healthcare. I- e~GFa ~~p
Paloma ohame, an estab-
lished playwright, producer, -a
performing artist, and three time
winner of the Guyana Prize for
Literature, adapted the book for
stage. ~will educate the audience to Russell Lancaster, who re- It continues on Saturday
Utilising a poetic and deal with this situation if ever cently directed Joseph and the 15th at 6.00,and 8.00p.m., Sun-
rhythmic style she has cre- the need arises. Cancer is Amazing Technicolour day 16th at 6.00pj.m.
ated dramatic monologues to everybody's business. Dreamcoat. Admission is $1,000 and
tell the story of pain, suffer- The cast includes veteran ac- The play opens with a Gala all tickets are available at
ing, neglect, rejection, dejec- tress Margaret Lawrence accom- Performance on Friday, March Nigel's Supermarket, Oasis
tion and fear of cancer pa- panied by the very experienced 14th at 8.00p.m and is prededed Caf6, Dr. Imhoff's office (tel-
tients. Jennifer Thomas, Sonia Yarde, by a 30 minutes cocktail to per- 227-4715), the Water Store
Their journey through Sheron Cadogan and Sherry formance time. (Campbell Ave. & Middleton
their personal grief and the Ann Dyal. Tickets for the Gala is st-226-8205) or call Gem on
support of family and friends The play is directed by $2,000 each. 225-3557 /624-8694.

reigns agamn

and promote artiste-
"We have a lot of young talented persons who need the pro-
motion and support to succeed and Guyanese need to respect
and appreciate these artistes and their talent," she implored.
Her advice to young people who want to join the realm of local
singing is to get more involved in their culture and never give up.
"I may fall or stumble but I always get up and keep trying and
this is a gift I have from God and I have to cherish it for the rest of
my life," she declared.
Asked about defending her title next year, Persaud said she is
not sure about that because she has some other things she would
like to get done-
Persaud said she will be heading for Trinidad next month to start
working on her new release and will be performing a special Mother's
Day song there-
"They really love my singing in Trinidad and I feel comfortable
and appreciated there although it is not my home and I am encour-
aged," she said.
"I love Chutney...it is a spicy kind of music that you can feel
the music match with the beat while you are singing and it is what
people love," she explained-
"But as I get older in life... I would like to sing religious songs,"
Persaud informed-
Persaud said she is grateful to her family, friends, fans, sponsors
and her three dancers who supported her all the way.
'Don't even give up...keep trying and you will succeed."

with Tee shirts by UNICEF and
Edward Beharry through its
Chico brand while DDL also
played a major part through its
Topco brand by sponsoring the
music and transportation.
Foster said that Club hopes
to make the activity an annual
affair and next year the activity

will be bigger with over 20
He said that a number of
other schools and youth clubs
from out of the area wanted to
participate, but, time, and
other consideration did not
The CEO was loud in his

praise of the Guyana Police
Force, the schools, and spon-
sors: the Ministry of Education,
UNICEF, D.D.L, Edward
Beharry and Company.
He also singled out Banks
DIH and Republic Bank for
assisting, and also the media
for reporting on the event.

From page XIII
the participants danced and
gyrated to the musical
accompaniment that was
mounted on a truck.
Many passersby stopped
and looked on at the spectacle
and the kaleidoscope of colours
which was not seen in the area
for a very long time, some even
joined in the fun, in a true spirit
of the theme as they 'uniting a
celebrate in 2008'

The participants were
decked out in colourful costumes
and also paraded floats, banners
and placard that supported the
club's "Yes to education and life"
and "Say No to Drugs and other
social ills" slogans.
According to CEO of the
club Hilbert Foster the club de-
cided to under take the activity
because of a lull in those kinds
of activities in the area and in its
continuing drive of giving back to
the community and organizing

meaningful community activities.
He said that the initiative
was only hatched about two
weeks ago and the schools were
more than willing to participate.
The schools were assisted in ac-
quiring their costumes by the
They were given cash and
incentives by the club to orga-
nize raffles and the proceeds
were used to make the cos-
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Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008


So many times I've said
Shoo fly, don't bother me
Tracing the contours of my ear U
Threatening to enter; a
Down the tip of my nose
Threatening to enter
On the verge of sneeze a.h~
Still threatening to enter; *
Tickling the corners of my mouth 9
Threatening to enter;
So many times I've said -Ba so stbo
Shoo fly, don't bother me r
Especially when my hands
are clued to the keyboard .
Teacher breathing down my neck
Assignment late LY
Especially when eating a juicy mango (o my
Nectar trickling through my fingersI
Especially when threading a needle
The thread as big as a camel.
So many times I've said I. (
Shoo fly, don't bother me
That the songwriter put music to the words
Making money from my misery

Taylor Trucking
Mr. Taylor loaded lumber at the Taylor Trucking warehouse. Then he drove 60 miles north, where he
dropped off the lumber at a furniture factory and picked up a load of fumiture. He continued driving
another 40 miles north, where he dropped off the furniture. He headed back 40 miles south to the
furniture factory, picked up another load, and continued south another 120 miles. He dropped off the &I Or ci
furniture, then continued south 10 miles to pick up more. With the truck loaded, he turned around and I 1 0 O
traveled 60 miles north, where he left the truck overnight.
Mr. Ward loaded another truck at the Taylor Trucking warehouse. He drove west 40 miles and unloaded
the boxes at the Handy Home Hardware Center. He picked up a dozen cartons and drove east 70 miles
to Eastville. There he filled his truck and drove another 100 miles east. He unloaded his truck and
returned to his home, 125 miles west.

How msanym ddec driver tavei, and how far was each driver fromtheTaylor T rucking warehouse Optical Illusion
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1. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commnerce invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualified bidders for the Construction of Road Culvert 42 inches diameter with 40ft long
HDPE pipe supplied and inlet and outlet R.C. sections. The construction period is 4

2.Bidding will be conducted through the National C~ompetitive Bidding (NC:B)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders, subject to
provisions of Section Ill(Eligible Countries) of this document.

3.Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Technical Adviser,
Walter Willis, Ministry of Public Works and Communications, (Tel. No. 592-226-
1 875/592-623-4550)anldmay inspect the Bidding Document at the Ministry ofTourism,
Industry and Commerce, South Road,GCeorgetown from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m weekdays.

4.Qualification requirements include: Registered Company, overdraft facilities of at least
G$5M and successful completion of at least 2 (two)similar works.

5.A complete set: of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written Agiplication to the address below and upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of Five thousand Guyana dollars G$5,000. The method of payment will
be cash.

Ministry ofTourism, industry and Commerce
South Road, Georgetown

6.Bids must be delivered in the Tender Box at the address below before 9:00am on '11 '
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 theltl'h March, 2008.

7.All Bids "shall" be accompanied by a "Bid Security" of Seven hundred and fifty
thousand Guyana dollars (G$750,000), and valid NIS and GRAL Certificates of

8.The address referred to above is:
The Chairman
National Procurement &t Tender Admi nistration Board
Main &Urquhart Streets,
Kingston, Gieorgetown,
Guyana .
Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofTourism, Industry and Commerce



The Forests Bill 2007 Bill No. 21 of 2007 has been committed to a
Special Select Committee of the National Assembly, This Bill seeks to
consolidate and amend the 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 Friday, Ma rch 7, 2008.

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

AII 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
Parliament Office
Public Buildings
Bri ckdam

with toys and cake.

I managed to maintain this
cheery outlook despite mount-
ing evidence to the contrary.
Qualities I'd assumed would
come naturally to my kids -
fairness, patience, civility -
seemed entirely absent in my
young charges. Often+-They
could bejust plain mean,
My three-year-old son, for
instance, appeared to enjoy
nothing more than batting his
infant sister on the heahd with a
Lincoln Log.
Even as I disciplined him, I
found a way to justify or at
least reconcile the occasional
outburst of savagery. He was, I
mused, simply expressing the
innate impulses of his primate
Which also helped explain
the kids' stubborn refusal to
conform to the carefully con-
structed gender-neutral
world my wife and I had as-
sembled for them, painting
their nursery a neutral shade
of avocado and providing each
with unisex playthings.
We cringed when a relative,
usually a grandparent, did some-
thing so gauche: as give our
daughter a baby doll or our son
a toy steam locomotive.
our Bi stbr o cameout o
the womb crazy for trains and
our daughter instantly gravi-
tated to ballerinas and prin-
cesses and to this day gripes
about putting on any garment
that isn't sufficiently pink and
One militantly _gender-neu-
tral friend who had withheld
dolls from her daughter says she
once walked in on her daughter
cooing to a toy truck she'd
swaddled in a pink blankie.
OK, so children are born
barbarians. boys like boy stuff

and girls often fall prey to the

tyru no f that quite com-
pared to the hard lesson in hu-
man nature I learned from the
hot babysitter.
Allow me to explain. A
few years ago my wife and I
took the kids for a weekend
to a fancy hotel. We planned
to have a grown-up dinner
and arranged a babysitter
look after the kids.
When informed of our
plans, the kids expressed ter-
ror at the prospect of spend-
ing the entire evening with a
stranger; they whined and
worried the entire day. Then
the door opened and in
stepped a 19-year-old yoga
instructor with impossibly
long limbs and the bone
structure of Sophia Loren in
"YThe Black Orchid."
Both kids latched on to the
sitter's pantleg and looked up at
her adoringly. For the two of
us, they had just one word:
All their fears and inse-
curities had evaporated in an
instant. I've since heard simi-
lar stories from other par-
ents even naturally nervous
and clingy kids, it seems, of-
ten display an eerily natural
level of comfort and security
a ns left with comely care-
None of this should be so
surprising. Scientists have
proven that aesthetics are hard-
wired into the brain, that even
infants stare longer at pictures
of lovelier faces, that otherwise
unconditionally loving parents
lavish more attention and praise
on prettier kids than goony
In other words, kids are
just as superficial and shal-
low as we adults are. Hard
lesson in human nature in-


LO$: ANGEL~ES (Reuters
Life!) Often; in the course of
famiily ,life, a parent must
face: inconvenient or down-
right disturbing truths about
children that fly in the face
of what we believe about our
influence as parents and hu-
man nature itself.
Before becoming a parent,
`for instance, I genuinely be-
lieved I could convince my off-
spring that Barney the Dinosaur
is in fact evil and does not ac-
tually love them.
I was also convinced that
my children would be the first
toddlers in history to possess,
thanks to their kindly father,
impeccable table manners and a
keen appreciation of historical
documentaries, late-90s acoustic
mope rock and Alaskan scenery.
On all these counts, I was
forced to face facts. News
flash: kids love Barney, do
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pleasure cruise of Glacier there's a buffet table piled
Bay, give a damn about the with cookies behind them.
majesty of the wild when Still, hope dies hard.

Smith and will never, ever,
even if you shell out many
thousands of dollars on a

Throughout my first years of
fatherhood, I clung to some ri-
diculously starry-eyed and po-
litically correct notions about
I believed they are born vir-
tuous and free-thinking, that
meanness, superficiality and ar-
bitrary gender norms are learned,
via reality TV and unlicensed
child care providers.
Left to their own devices, I
imagined children would estab-
lish a just, happy society filled


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Please let your teacher checki last week exercise.

From this week we are going tii assess what you have learnt from all the lessons we have done.
o Answer all the questloitis
o There are four responsesp, only one is correct
o If you are not sure of this answer, then choose the one you think best.
1. The river wiuch separates the counties of Demerara and Essequlibo.
(a) Corentyene ,I(c) Abary
(b) Boerasirie (d) Demerara
2. The second highest national~iward in Guyana is the .
(a) Order of Excellence (c) Order of Roraima
(b) Arrow of Achievement (d) Medal of Service
3. Trade Unions usually represent .
(a) Workers .(c) Church goers
(b) Politicians (d) Sportsmen
4. The capital of Jamaica is
(a) Castries (c) Port of Spain
(b) Kingston (d) Roseau
5. The name given to the Natio tal Flower is the
(a) Lily (c) Victoria Regia Lily
(d) Flamboyant (b) Croton
6. Peso is the official currency bf:
(a) Venezuela (b) Columbia
(c) Brazil (d) Guyana
7. Which of these languages is spoken by most CARICOM countries?
(a) Spanish (b) Arabic
(c) French '7.(d) English
8. When Christopher Columbus arrived in the West Indies, he found the living there.
(a) East Indies (b) Africans
(c) Portuguese (d) Amerindians
9. Region 9 is to cattle as Region 2 is to
(a) Rice: (b) Sugar
(c) Bau1xite J. (d) Timber

(c) Colony (d) Associated State
29. Tourism is a major economic activity of
S(a) Guyana (b) St. Vincent
(c) The Bahamas (d) Suriname
-30. Which of these organizations is not liked with trade?
(a) African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Countries
(b) International Bauxite Association
(c) Caribbean Community
(d) Red Cross Society
31. The exchange of goods and services among countries is best termed _.
(a) Export (b) Import
(c) Trade (d) Tariff
32. The Colour of the Golden Arrowhead that stands for Nation Building is -
(a) red (b) black
(c) white (d) gold
33. The CBU is associated with in the Caribbean.
(a) Education (b) Communication
(c) Music (d) Trade
34. The agricultural crop which is cultivated along the Soesdyke Linden Highway is _
(a) pineapple (b) rice
(c) sugar (d) coffee
35. How many countries are now members of Caribbean Community?
(a) 15 (b)14 (c) 13 (d) 12
36. On May 26, 1966, Guyana became
(a) a member of Caricom (b) a member of Commonwealth
(c) an independent nation (d) a republic
37. A country's official representative to another country is called alan
(a) Mayor (b) Premier
(c) Ambassador (d) President
38; Test cricket is played in all of the following Caribbean countries except -
S(a) GuyanaB (b) Barbdos
(c) Dominiica (d) Jamaica
:: 39. The average weathet chiriditions of a place over alobng period of time is called the.
(a) season: .; (b) climate
:~: :::.'. ~ (c) atmosphere.: (d) temperature
i~ ~i. :'40. Places like Mahdia and Iahieteur are: found in the
i, ,,,,, r\a..-.~o~--~

10. The town of Linden is found up the River. (c) ~ M~azurarlnet-l Potarupo u (
(a) Berbice (b) Cuyuni
(c) Demerara ! (d) Pomeroon /.. .i. ' . You will lookj out for Paipe I
11. The Headquarters of the ~~nowealth of Nation is located in .
(a) London (b) Bridgetown Riemember to
(c) Georgetown (d) St. Lucia
12. The sporting activity wh ~best links the people of the Caribbean is .
(a) Football (b) Cricket -'` . -1.AN
(c) Rugby ~:: (d) Tennis
13. At a Mandir, the pandit ~~iil reads his prayers from the
(a) Holy Bible (b) Psalms (H
(c) Ramayan (d) Holy Quran
14. People should get rid ofii refuse by
(a) Dumping --.(b) Burning
(c) Covering (d) Littering
15. A person travelling in an asfjterly direction from Georgetown will probably arrive in
(a) New Amsterdam (b) Parika
(c) Linden (d) Wales - --- -- -
16. Loggers are to Timber as Bleeders are to -w~ e~~~iers~ rriiii
()anean (b) Cocon Baat
17. The Guyana Police Force comes under the Ministry of m t~i rl ~~ A s1 A
(a) Foreign Affairs (b Crops and Livestock BCr~ F~S YI~ C
(c) Home Affairs (d) Sports and Culture
18. One island in Berbice is
(a) Leguan :: (b) Wakenaam
(c) Hogg ;:: (d) Crab
19. One of the functions carrij~~ out by the Ministry of Health is to .
(a) Ensure that schools ~ve science equipment
(b) Present the National ;Budget to Parliament 'sg I~~ NC Y4lQ C
( Enucate ait z s aqit th agers of HIV/AIDS. R1[ ;YElltYA)
20. In Trinidad and Tobago, the Head of State is the President. That country is therefore a 0:( t.A ~S A

(a) Republic ...(b) Independence P I
(c) Colony (d) Association
LA 1 1%A
21. One drug that can be used sa medicine is
(a) ferrol (b. ) heroin A ii) B D t4 ~A
(c) gania (d) cocaine t C A i
22. One National Monument found in the Essequibo is
(a) 1763 Monument i (b) Liberation Monument a A BI C P M A
(c) Damon's Cross (d) Chateau Margot Monumen~t i B )
23. In Guyana the main port is found in il
(a) Barima/Waini (b) Pomeroon/ Supenaam B ~ D lj
(c) Mahaical Berbice (d) Demeraral Mahaica
24. The most important resource in a Guyana is the c a
(a) people (b) mineral
(c) river .-(d) land Qd i TL i
25. Th )E~ix ation written by the FbiftM F ers in the Caribbean is the _n P gtI

(c) SAT (d) CXc 16 A Bc C D M As cl
26. Which Administrative Region of Guyana has the largest population?
(a) Pomeroon/ Supenasm la AI QE 0. D A
j~issh~cpBes d I west Demerara A, 8 C D M A

(d) Demeraral Mahaica
27. The Muran is a practice of
(a) Africans (b) East Indians
(c) Chinese (d) Portuguese
28. Guyana pa sd through all thetstages of deveomI n except

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Sunday Chronicle March 2 2008

WEEK1 Test 1 Time: 01 hour

From this week we are going to assess what you have learnt from all the lessons we have done.

o Answer all the questions
o There are four responses, only one is correct
o If you are not sure of the answer, then choose the one you think best.

1. The brain is part of the system-
(A) digestive (B) nervous (C) respiratory (D) muscular
2. An animal that eats only plants is a -
(A) carnivore (B) producer (C) herbivore (D) scavenger
3. A balance is used to measure
(A) mass (B) distance .(C) speed (D) volume
4. The group of animals that does not lay eggs is
(A) kiskadee, wren, parrot (B) hassar, trout, snapper
(C) frog, toad, salamander (D) monkey, sheep, dog
5. A nuxture of metals is called a/an .
(A) combustion (B) solution (C) alloy (D) suspension
6. The Earth rotates from
(A) north to south (B) east to west
(C) west to east (D) south to north
7. The largest planet in our solar system is .
(A) Mars (B) Saturn (C) Jupiter .(D) Pluto
8. A material that does not allow electricity to pass through it is called
(A) an element (B) a conductor (C) an insulator (D) a compound

(C) more space for animals (D) more oxygen being released
30. What force would come into action when two surfaces rub against each other?
(A) gravity (B) attraction (C) fiction (D) repulsion
31. John's job includes measuring and recording rainfall and temperature on a daily basis. His
occupation is most likely that of a
(A) broadcaster (B) geologist (C) radiographer (D) meteorologist
32. Clouds are not formed by
(A) water vapour condensing (B) water droplets forming
(C) droplets falling to earth (D) droplets clinging together
33. Which is not a transparent material?
(A) plain glass (B) clear plastic (C) aluminum foil (D) pure water
34. An example of a physical change is
(A) melting ice (B) burning paper (C) cooking eggs (D) burning sugar
35. Sunil found that he had contacted HIV. The most likely method of transmission was by
(A) having sexual intercourse
(B) being bitten by mosquitoes
(C) using a toilet after an infected person
(D) shaking hands with infected person.
36. Mr. Wayne, a coconut vendor buys used glass bottles to sell coconut water. Mr. Wayne is
helping the environment by
(A) collecting glass bottles (B) selling coconut water
@ bottling coconut water (D) recycling glass bottles
37. Some birds defy gravity by flying in the air. The characteristics which help them to fly are
(A) eyes (B) feet (C) beaks (D) wings
38. Which item would be lifted off the table when it is touched by a bar magnet
(A) fine sand (B) table salt (C) razor blade (D) aluminum foil
39.Which of the animals is not an invertebrate?
(A) humming bird (B) grasshopper (C) butterfly (D) snail
40 Which of the following is a mammal?
(A) kiskadee (B) lion (C) lzard (D) frog

Next week you will work on Paper II. Keep on revising.
Be good boys and girls. Do not run in buildings.


9. I-~n order to balance this level, the pivot should be moved
(A) near the 100kg weight (B) near the 25kg weight
(C) to the middle of the lever (D) to any part of the lever
10. Which of the following food chains is correct?
'(A) bird man rabbit (B)lettuce man bird
(C) rabbit lettuce caterpilar (D)lettuce caterpillar bird
11. An equal.amount of air is blown into two balloons P and Q and they are balanced at the ends of
a clothes hanger. The air from Q is then slowly released causing the hanger to tilt towards P. This
activity shows that air
(A) has weight (B) is' light (C) is heavy (D) is needed for breathing
12. A bio-degradable material is one in which will
S(A) rust (B) never sink (C) not decay (D decay
13. The housefly belongs to the class of-

14. Ons suse see that change fom olid to gas at room tmeaue is (D) cruh e
(B) butter (C) naphthalene (D) sugar
15.,~An object which allows light to pass through it, is described as
(A) translucent (B) white (C) transparent (D) opaque
16. Which of the following breathe by gills?
(A) bee (B) fish (C) rat (D) earthworm
17. A~lice bought 2kg of potatoes. This measurement gives us the of the potatoes.
(A) mass (B) capacity (C) volume (D) colour
18. The nutrient used to build and repair tissue in the human body is
(A) carbohydrate (B) fat (C) mineral (D) protein
19. Which part of the flower becomes fruit?
(A) receptacle (B) ovary (C) ovule (D)pistil
20. Which is an example of soil pollution?
(A) Factory smoke (B) clogged drains
(C) litter in school yard (D) dust on pavement
21. The natural satellite of planet Earth is
(A) sun (B) moon (C) star (D)orbit
22. When water is heated it changes to gas. This process is called
(A) condensation (B) evaporation (C) precipitation (D) filtration
23. When a person inhales, the ribcage moves
(A) up and out (B) down and in
(C) from left to right (D) from right to left

24. Which animal has the nymph stage as part of its life cycle?
(A) housefly (B) grasshopper (C) mosquito (D) butterfly
25. Which is not needed for photosynthesis to take place?
(A) oxygen (B) water (C) carbon dioxide (D) light energy
26. In which condition would a potted plant grow best?
(A) in a cupboard (B) in a refrigerator
(C) on a window sill (D) next to the fireside
27. One way of disposing of garbage properly is by
(A) throw it in the gutter (B) throw it in a bin with a cover
(C) dump it by the roadside in bags (D) dump it in unused alleyways
28. The people in a town complained about the smoke from the factories. This situation resulted
from pollution.
(A) land (B) air (C) noise (D) water
29. Destruction of the rainforest would lead to
(A) increase in soil erosion (B) increase in animal population


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Page XX~I

CHICAGO (Reuters) Preg-
nant women's exposure to. to-
bacco in developing countries
is growing at an alarming
rate, U.S. government re-
searchers said on Thursday.
Women in developing
countries and their children
are increasingly breathing
secondhand smoke in their
homes, they said, and many
are beginning to experiment
with smoking, raising the risk
of cancer, heart disease and
other ills not only for them-
selves but also for their chil-
"Pregnant women's to-
bacco use and exposure to
secondhand smoke threaten
to impede or reverse ongoing
efforts to improve maternal
and child health in the devel-
oping world," said Dr.
Michele Bloch of the Na-
tional Cancer Institute's T~-
bacco Control Research
Branch, whose study ap-
pears in the. American Jour-
nal of Public Health. .
The study is the first to exam-
ine pregnant women's tobacco use,
exposure to secondhand smoke and
attitudes about tobacco use in
many developing countries,
It involved 8,000 interviews
with pregnant women at 10
study sites in nine countries, in-
cluding Argentina, Uruguay, Ec-
uador, Brazil and Guateinala in
Latin America; Zambia and the
Democratic Republic of. the
Congo in Africa; two sites in In-
dia and one in Pakistan.
The' researchers found as
many as l8 percent of pregnant
women smoked cigarettes, up
to one-third used smokeless to-

bacco and as many as half
regularly breathed in second-
hand smoke.
Bloch said these trends rep-
resent a major shift among
women in developing countries,
wNhere historically about 9 per-
cent of women used tobacco,
due in part to strong cultural ta-
Smoking is the leading cause
of preventable death among
women in developed countries,
and Bloch said the findings of-
fer a chance to intervene before
women in the developing world .
match that grim statistic.
S"Latin America is where the
epidemic of cigarettestnoking is
most aditanced, particularly in
Uruguay, where 78 percent of all .
pregnant women said they had
ever tried a cigarette,"' Bloch said
in telephone interview.
Idi Argentina, she said 75
percent of pregnant ~women .
interviewed said they had
tried smoking.
All of the Latin American
sites studied found large num-
bers of women who had experi-
mented with smoking. Bloch
said she thinks that as more cul-
tural and economic barriers to
women's smoking fall, more of
these women will become regu-
lar smoke~rs.
Smokeless tobacco was
used by a third of the women
in the Indian state of Orissa,
while the highest levels of sec-
ondhand smoke exposure were
found in Pakistan.
"Young children in Pakistan
are frequently or always ex-
posed to .tobacco smoke in-
doors. The numbers were also
High in Argentina, Brazil, Uru-


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developing world

FOREST worker watch a tigress as she jumps into the waters of river Sundari Kati, after its release from a cage at
Sundsarbans, about 150 km (93 miles) south of Kolkata February 19, 2008. (REUTERS/Parth Sanyal)

TEL: 22 5-447 5/2 2 6-3 243-9


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 Business Manlagement, Finan~ce; Economics or other related field
plus four (4) years post qualification experience in a senior accountinglauditing


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

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

The incumbent would be responsible for:

Preparing appropriate plans and properly managing the:Business jUnit;
Elisuring that the plans are properly implemented;
Playing a key leadership role in the implementation of all aspects of the operations; and
Ensuring that the results achieved are consistent with the Laws of G~uyana and the Audit
Act in particular.

Detai led information on the terms of reference cari be obtained from:

The Human Resources Division
Audit Office of G~uyana
63 High S~treet ~
T7el. No. 225-1030
Email: delmar.tobin@audit.org.gy ., j.:.

M i nistry of Ag ricultu re

General Procuremnent Notice

Guyana: Conservancy Adaptation Project
Country: Guyana
Sector: Flood Prgtection
Development Business Print Edition, issue Number:
Issue Date:
Grant Number: TFO58177

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received a grant in the amount of USS 3.8 M from the
Global Environment Facility (GEF) towards the cost of the Gjuyana Conservancy Adaptation Project,
and it intends to apply the remaining grant proceeds to payments for Goods, Works, related services
and Consulting services utider this project following the international competitive bidding
Works: Civil works required for the widening of ky drainage relief canals, flood control
structures and sma~llcoastal lowlands.
Goods: Commuuiication equipment, purchase and installation of selected engineering
Consulting services: Consultants will be contracted for engineering design and other pre-
investment activities, for construction andl implementation supervision, and to prepare
specific studies.
Procurement of contracts financed by die grant will be conducted through the procedures as speciied
in the World Bank's Gjuidelines: procurement under IBRD) loans and ID~Acredits dattid May 2004; and
Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by thle World Bank Borrowers dated May 2004.
Specific procurement notices for contracts to be bid under the World Bank's International Competitive
Bidding (ICBr procedures will be announced, asthey become available; in UNDevelopmnent Uusinless
and /or technical magazines, newspapers and trade publications of wide international circulation and
in the local Offcial Gazette.
Interested eligible bidders who wish to be included on the mailing list to receive an invitation to bid
under ICB procedures, and interested consultants who wish to receive a copy of th~e advertisement
requesting expression of interest for large-value consultant's contracts, or those requiring additional
information, should coistatct the address below: ..-
Mmnistry of Agriculture
Regent Street & Vlissengen Road
Fax: (592) 227 3751
Attcution: D~r. Elizabeth Ramidl
Agricultural Sector Development Ulnit (ASDIJ)
Tel: (59j2) 227 3752

Email: asdumnoa@yahoo.com



Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008

India builds

$12.5 million

force to guard

its tig er s
NEW DELHI (Reuters) India wil spend $12.5 million to cre-
ate a special force to guard its last surviving tigers, as nlim-
bers dwindle in the face of rampant poaching and destruction
of their habitat.
Poorly armed and badly paid guards, mismanagement and cor-
ruption undermine the protection of tigers in India. There are thought
to be just 1,411 left in India, according to a new survey that cut
numbers by half since 2002 census.
The decline is even more alarming considering India had about
40,000 tigers a century ago.
Conservationists say it is unlikely the dwindling population will
ever recover, but the government is not giving up just yet.
On Friday, Finance Ministgr Palaniappan Chidambaram an-
nounced a $12.5 million one-off grant, mainly to raise, arm and de-
ploy a special Tiger Protection Force.
"The number 1,411 should ring the alarm bell. That is the number
of tigers in India," he told parliament, presenting his budget for
2008/09. "The tiger is under grave threat." .
A severe lack of funds has meant forest guards and other staff
have to wait up to a year to be paid and key positions have been
left vacant.
Some of those money problems are being addressed, but
experts say wildlife planning needs to be much better.

---P~ iki

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Mother of two

becomes Japan's

oldest boxer at 44
TOKYO (Reuters) A -14-year-old mother of two has be-
come Japan's oldest professional boxer after passing the
Japanese board's Hecense test.
Kazunu Izaki. who has daughters aged ll and I14 and her-
self turns -15 next wecek. Iaced up her first pair of bohung glores
in 2(001.
"She has passed'" the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC I told
Reuters Friday.
'7This is first wme she has held a JBC icense and she is
now Japan's oldest pro boxer."
Under JBC rules, apphcants for a hecense must be under 32
but Izaks whas allowed permission to tight because she previ-
ously won a Japanese title. albeit one not recognized by the
country'j governmg body.
Hiroaki Yokola had held the distincuon of bemg Japan's
oldest professlonal boxer but the 46h-year-old declined to re-
new his license.
"I try not to think about my age," the former arrobicsi in-
structor told reporters.
"I'm a mum but I' m going to giv;e it e\ery~thing I'te got
"I wanted to show my children that if you give up, then
you're washed up!"

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Mlinistry, ofHealtht, Health Sector Developmrentl Uniti
I~i~lrd Bank HIIPZ4IDS Pr~eventionz arnd Control Project
Supply and Delivery of Sexually Trkansmitted Infection Drugs

1. The Ministry of'~ea~lth hars lrecived( a Grantl from th~e Wrld Barnk toward the cost
of` HIV AIDS Pre~ventionl anld Calnal,I and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
of x is u~rtt cpa lets stnder the contract for Supply and DLelivery of Sexrualiv

3. The M~inistry; of Hea~lth, Health SectIor Developmefnt Unit now invites sealed bids
from el igible bidders for the above mentioned drugs.

4. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidlelines: Procure~ment urnder IBRD)
Loans andl IDA Cretdits, and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries
as defined in the Guidelines.

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Health
Sector Development Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given
below from Monday to Friday between 8:00 h to I6 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~P fvethousandc Guyanau dollars, (G$5,000). The
method of payment will be by manager or company cheque. The document will
be sent by e-mail.

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 onte
hundrled anld nine thousand eight hundred and severity four Guv~ana dollars
(G$109.8174). 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 Chauirman
Nartional Pin~ur~ement and Ternder Administration Boaird
IMinistry? ofFinance
Main and Ulrquhart Str~eets
Do not open before Tuesdat: March 18, 2008 at9. 00 h

For Bid Clatrification Purposes

Ministry, ofHealth, Health Sector Deve~lopment Unit
Actetetion. i: MrPralkash Sookdeo
Georgetow~n Pubhlic Hoscpital Corporation Coimpounrd
East Street
Telephone N~o: 225-3470, 2276-6222, 26-2C-425
Fax No.: 225-6559
Ematil: procuremllentt~c hiv. o\!vc. ysookd~eo~l hivlclgov: g

NEW-BORN baby girl of Bhuri Kalbi, 33, lies inside a hospital in the western Indian city of
Ahmedabad February 28, 2008. The baby girl survived an ignoble birth after slipping down
the toilet bowl of a moving train onto the tracks when a pregnant woman unexpectedly
gave birth while relieving herself on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Amit Dave)

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Advertisement-Billboard Erections

1. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications invites sealed bids from
persons,advertising agencies and companies for the Annually Renewable Billboard
Display Locations along the main highways.
2. Interested bidders may obtain further information, including eligibility to
participate and may inspect the bidding documents on February 25, 2008 at the
office of the Work Services Group, Ministry of Public Works and Communications,
Wight's Lane, Kingston, Georgetown, Tel: 223-0905 Ex 16:30 h, Monday to Friday.
3. Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders at the address above
from Februtary 25, 2008 to March 18, 2008 anld upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of two thousand Gruyana Dollars (GYS2,000). The method of payment will be
by cash.
4. Bidders may bid for one or any number of locations as set forth in the Bidding
5. A pre-bid meeting will be held on March 6, 2008 at 10:00 h in the Conference
Room located on the ground floor of the Ministry of Public Works and
Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston
6. Bids must be delivered into the Tender Box of the address below before 09:00 h on
or before March 18, 2008. Electronic bidding .shall not. be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend, at the address below at 09:00 h on the
Marchr 18, 2008.

The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Public Works & Communications
Wight's Lane,
Kingston, Georgetown,

Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008


and ran on the tracks to
find the baby," she said,
speaking from her hospital
bed in the western city of
Railway staff at a nearby
station were alerted and soon
found the newborn girl lying un-
injured on pebbles by the track.
She is now in intensive care be-
cause of her premature birth,
doctors said.
Most toilets on Indian
trains are filthy chutes emp-
tying directly onto the tracks.

gave birth while relieving
herself on Thesday.
"My delivery was so sud-
den," said the Bhuri Kalbi, the
mother of the infant, born two
months prematurely. "I did not
even realize that my child had
slipped from the hole in the toi-

(Reuters) A newborn baby
girl survived an ignoble birth
after slipping down the toilet
bowl of a moving Indian train
onto the tracks when a preg-
nant woman unexpectedly

Kalbi, a 33-year-old woman
from a village in Rajasthan,
fainted on the toilet seat after
the birth for a few minutes be-
fore waking up and alerting her
"They stopped the train

2/29/2008. 2:17 PM

Preg na nt woman

uses tra in toilet,

Pab Y I SS Ibb M

OSLO (Reuters) Fossil evidence of a cooling of the oceans 35 million years ago may have
solved a mystery about how Antarctica froze over in one of the big climate shifts in Earth's
history, scientists said on Thursdayr.
The fossil signs of a 2.5 Celsius (4.5 Fahrenheit) fall in ocean temperatures, enough to trigger
the formation of Antarctica's ice sheet, may also help understand whether the continent will thaw
because of modern global warming.
A full melt of Antarctica would raise world sea levels by about 57 meters (190 ft) over thou-
sands of years. Even a small melt would threaten coastal cities from Shanghai to New York or low-
lying islands
"New evidence could solve the puzzle of why Antarctica went into the deep freeze," the Uni-





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 coliduct a Feasibility Study
for the Demerara River Crossing.

The Government of Guyana (GoG;) through the Ministry of Public Work~s and
Communications (MPW&C) proposes to construct a new bridge to replace the current
floating bridge subject to the confirmation of technical, economical, financial and
operational viability of possible options. The main objective of this Project is to
evaluate alternative development options for the crossing of the Demerara River. This
evaluation will cover engineering, economic, financial, social and environmental

The Works Services Group now invites eligible Consultancy Finns from any member
country of the iIDB 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 from the under-mentioned
address during normal working hours-

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

The selection of the shortlist wvill be based on qualifications and relevant experience of
the firm.

Interested firms are required to submit their Expression of Interest by March 21 2008.

Applications must be placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Coordinator
Works Serv:ices Group
Ministry of Public WYorks
Wight's Lafne, Kingston

Applications must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner "PROVISION OF

Further information may be obtained from the Of Iice of the Coordinator, Works
Services Group, Wijght's Lane, Kingston, Gjeorgetown.

Phone: 592-22-60650 ext. 108, Fax: 592-22-52689, E-m ail:wsge~ewi relessgy.comn

versity of Cardiff said of a study by scientists in Wales and the United States and published in
the Geological Society of America's journal Geology.
"Now we understand the system better," Caroline Lear, of Cardiff University and lead au-
thor of the study, told Reuters. "Some other records had suggested there was even a warming at
that time, which was really confusing."
The study, of pin-head sized fossil animals known as foraminifera found in mud in Tanzania,
showed that the oceans cooled 35 million years ago, perhaps after shifts in the earth's orbit
around the sun.
In cooler temperatures the shells of foraminifera contain less magnesium than in warmer wa-
ter. The sediments originally had been part of the Indian Ocean.
The new evidence could reinforce modern climate models that had struggled to explain the
ancient behavior of ice sheets. "Now we can have more confidence in what the climate models

preecord in ated that Antarctica's ice formed when concentrations of carbon dioxide, natu-
rally produced by living organisms and now the main modern industrial greenhouse gas, were
about twice current levels mn the atmosphere.
'But you can't simply ... say that if CO2 levels are twice what they are today the Antarctic
ice sheet will melt," she said, adding that the vast block of ice acted as a natural deep freeze that
slowed any thaw.
Before 35 million years ago there were probably only small ice sheets. "If you go
back 50 million years there was no ice anywhere on the planet, carbon dioxide levels
were higher and the south coast of Britain had mangroves," she said.

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ARIES -- You are getting busier and busier, and there simply won't be time to do
everything you need to do right now. You need to sort things out and prioritize. Take
stock of your activities in order to figure out what responsibilities you can toss.First,
figure out how much time you spend thinking about what you are going do. Then,
figure out how much time you spend actually doing things. Tasks that require the
most action should rise to the top of your 'to do' list

TAURUS -- You are intelligent enough to know that all that glitters is not giold, but
today it will be easier than ever to see the truth behind people's false fronts. $ome of
the smokescreens people are putting up might be little more than white lies -- silly
attempts to make themselves look better in your eyes. But some people are trying to
seriously make you believe something that just isn't true. Don't let them get away
with it! Call them on it. You can't win playing their game.

GEMINI -- You have come to your opinions through your own life experiences, and
you~ have every right to stand firmly behind them. However, you also have td realize
that other people have come to their conclusions through their own legitimate ways -
- you can't disqualify an opinion just because it doesn't match yours. So don't be too
dogmatic in your beliefs. If you close your mind, you will inevitably shut out some
people who could enrich your life in ways you don't yet understand.

CANCER -- You will have to do your darndest to keep a private life problem from
spilling out into a public forum today. The only thing worse than airing dirty laundry
in public is having to listen to every Tom, Dick and Harry give you advice on what to
do about it. So if you want to avoid being lectured, you need to avoid sharing your
latest dramas with anyone except your nearest and dearest friends. Oversharing isn't
your style anyway -- you'd just be wiser, right now, to keep things closer to your

LEO -- Prioritizing having fun over taking on a new responsibility may seem like a
big no-no right now, but well, according to who? You need balance in your life. Add
some sweetness to all the bitter you've been dealing with lately! Move raway from
the grownup stuff and get silly instead of serious today. Go out and buy yourself a
gift -- it doesn't have to be big, it just has to put a smile on your face. An ice cream
cone, a new CD, or a ticket to a wacky comedy movie might be all it takes.

VIRGO -- You will want to get out and go today, but you should be mindful of how
other people feel about that idea. There is a lot of stress going on for the people you
usually go on your adventures with, and they are having a hard time stepping out of
their tense situations in order to join you in all the fun. Despite your best efforts to
corivince then to relax for a while, they could have some harsh words foi' you. This
is merely misdirected anger, so try not to let your feelings get hurt.

LIBRA -- There is a balance due to you, and it has been due to you for a while. Polite
reqixests haven't worked, and now you might be getting a bit antsy. But before you
get treally angry with this person, wait a little while longer. Final payment will be
made soon, and their apologies for the tardiness will be heartfelt. Remember to be
generous with those who were generous with you. Keep' on putting out good energy
if you want to keep getting it back in return.

SCORPIO -- Taking a chance today wil yield some interesting results -- risk is not
something you should be at all wary of. In fact, adding a dash of insecurity to your
life will also add a bit more excitement. Sitting on the edge of your seat might not be
terribly comfortable, but it certainly affords you a better view, doesn't it?'Near the
end of the day, you will see something that's truly inspiring. It will really help you
refocus oh the next big mountain you want to climb.

SAGITITARIUS -- In order to be happy and healthy right now, you need ~to get a
little more discipline going in your life. Letting yourself do whatever you want to do,
have whatever you want to have and say whatever you feel like saying is holding yoy
back. You'll be much more jovial with others if you give yourself guidelines. Whej.
you meet those guidelines, you'll be proud of yourself. Challenging yourself is the
only way to really impress the person who counts the most: You!

CAPRICORN -- The rat race isn't very much fun right now -- so why do yei iichoose.
to participate? Free yourself from The Joneses' expectations and step out of the matin-
stream. You have the discipline you need to go off on your own and try to budld up
your ideas without input frm anyone else. You don't need instructions fr~iim people..
to know how to nru your own life! Being a part of a community is impiortanl. but
today you should realize 'that your first priority is yourself.

AQUARIUS You need to treat the new members of your group or team with extra
respect today, because they need to know that they are joining a positive culture, not
a negative one. Hazing, intimidating, or initiating people who are new to your group
is a waste of energy and counterproductive. It will only make it even more difficult
for everyone to get along and become a more cohesive group. Do what you want to
do when someone new walks into the room: Smile, extend your hand and introduce

PISCES -- Unexpected eruptions from annoying people could cause some stress in
your day, but if you prepare yourself physically and mentally, you will avoid the
brunt of the drama. Just assume that your boss or another authority figure is going to
have a different opinion from you. Then, when it happens, you won't get all riled up.
And if it doesn't happen, you're still set. It's not about assuming the worst -- it's
about being prepared for the worst. Your positive attitude isn't going anywhere, don't




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PRAYER BOOK (1662) 137:1

nally said. "I called him Oliver, my brother. You would
have liked him."
When my mother was pregnant with Oliver, she was
overcome by fumes from a leaking coal-burning stove.
My father pulled her outside, where she revived quickly.
On April 20th, 1947, Oliver was born. A healthy-
looking, plump, beautiful boy. A few months later, my
mother brought him to a window and held him in the
sunlight. Oliver looked directly into the sun and my
mother realized that her baby was blind. My parents
learned, with the passing months, that blindness was part
of the problem.
The doctor at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York
City told my mother and father there was absolutely
nothing that could be done for Oliver. He didn't want
my parents to grasp at false hope. "You could place
him in an institution," he said.
"But he is our son," my parents replied. "We will
take Oliver home, of course."
The good doctor said, "Then take him home and love
We'd wrap a box of baby cereal for Oiver at Christ-
mas and place it under the tree. We'd pat his head with
a damp cloth in the middle of a July heat wave. His
baptismal certificate hung on the wall above his head.
A bishop came to the house and confirmed him.
Even now, five years after his death, Oliver remains
the weakest, most helpless human being I ever met,.and
yet he was one of the most powerful. He could do ab-
solutely nothing except breathe, sleep and eat; yet he
was responsible for love, courage and insight....
(Christopher De Vinck, "The Power of My Power-
less Brother")

About the Excerpt
.Today's piece was chosen to remind you how dia-
logue helps writing; how thoughts are captured in dia-
But beside dialogue, notice how the writer is reveal-
ing the happening in simple terms but yet being effec-
tive. You feel what is to come even before it comes
along. In writing compositions, repeated guidance is
never too much.
Read the piece again and really get the feeling of
love, courage and insightthpt-ferades the atmosphere.

Composition Writing in General
When you write, you can do many things: tell about
something that happened, what something was or is like,
what you know about something, how to do something,
what you think about something and what some other
person thinks about something. Just persevere once you
are shown the way.

Something to Do
1. Write a composition on the topic, "Love lingers
2. Write a letter to a friend telling him/her about your
idea about recent happenings in your country

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Sunday Chronicle March 2 2008

Hello students,
At this time of year, please cast off feelings that you
are cheating when working with other students on the
same questions. Working with others can be immensely
useful. Work on each other's strengths; constructively
support each other by listening attentively; tell partners
when they have been helpful; avoid anxiety-provoking
topics by leaving them in the hands of others. Remem-
ber: Make necessary adjustments to your study to avoid
stress and anxiety. Enjoy this issue.
Love you.

Working with Words
1. Word Meaning

Complete the sentences by using the correct word
from those given
occasional pent-up unnatural poised
(a) The boxers approached from their ....... corners.
(b) An ...... rest was all he needed despite the
steepness of the path,
(c ) She could not contain her ....... feelings any
longer and gave a loud cheer.
(d) The beast stood ......., ready to spring.
(e) Using his left hand felt ....... until he got used
to it.

2. Word Difference
What is the difference between
a gash and a cut
a retort and an answer
a carcass and a body
a specimen and a sample
a squad and a crowd
a spectator and a watcher
clamber and climb
encounter and meet

A look at shades of Difference: Even words which
have similar meaning can give us trouble if we are not
careful about how we use them. The following poem
points out this dilemma:

Call a woman a kitten, but never a cat;
You can call her a mouse, cannot call her a rat;
Call a woman a kitten, but never a hen;
Or you surely will not be her caller again.
You can call her a duck, cannot call her a goose,
You can call her a deer, but never a moose,
You can call her a lamb, but never a sheep,
Economic she lives, but you can't call her cheap.
You can say she's a vision, can't call her a sight,
And no woman is skinny; she's slender and slight,
If she should burn you up, say she sets you afire,
And you'll always be welcome, you tricky old liar.
John E. Donovan

3. Which of the words that follow each of these sen-
tences is nearest in meaning to the italicized word in
the sentence?

1. We partitioned the organisation to give each
worker some time to mull over the incident. (a) restored
(b) divided (c )examined) (d) scattered)

2. We developed a calculating plan for expanding our
share of the rice milling factory. (a) secret (b) un-
usual (c )reckless (d) deliberate

3. I remained impassive as the neighbour enumer-
ated how ugly the incident was. (a) distressed (b) in-
tense (c )composed (d) defiant

4. If we consolidate our efforts, our costs will drop.
(a) integrate (b) separate (organize) (d) abolish

5. She is the most methodical teacher here in Level
Eight. (a) pretty (b) indifferent (c )prosperous (d)

6. They rattled on for about a full half-hour without
care for their audience. (a) talked (b) laughed (c )
battled (d) sounded

7. The manager insisted that they be given one day's
pay for their astonishing performance. (a() frightful (b)
deliberate (c )recent (d) surprising

8. Glenda estimates that we have at least a 30-
minute practice drive during rush hour as a starters. (a)
says (b) opines (c )lobbies (d) agrees '

What to do
1. Here is a way of testing your own knowledge of
words. Without checking any reference work, list the
synonyms you can think of for the noun fool. Then
check a good thesaurus to see how many you have
missed. Did you have any newer ones that the the-
saurus did not include?

2. Suppose you know person whose major charac-
teristic is his sensitivity. List all the adjectives that his
friends might use about him synonyms for sensitivity
implying a favourable connotation; then list adjectives
that his critics might apply to him synonyms with an
unfavourable connotation.

Topics to Think About
1. Try to think back to the time when you were
learning to swim or dive or ride a bicycle or walk on
stilts or acquire any special skill. Describe what hap-
pened and especially the moment when you found you
had mastered it.

2. Perhaps you have found yourself in this situation:
a teacher likes the content of your paper but has marked
your work down for errors. "But you know what I
meant," you complain. "Why does it matter how I said
it?" Write a response from your teacher's point of view.

The Passage
In the house where I grew up, my brother was on
his back in his bed for almost 33 _years, in the same cor-
ner of his room, under the same window, beside the
same yellow walls. Oliver wyas blind and mute. His
legs were twisted. He didn't have the strength to lift
his head or the intelligence to learn anything.
Today I am an English teacher, and each time I in-
troduce my class to The Miracle Worker, a play about
the blind and deaf Helen Keller, I tell my students about
Oliver. Once a boy raised his hand and said, "Oh, Mr.
de Vinck, you mean he was a vegetable."
I stammered for a few seconds. My family and I
fed Oliver. We changed his diapers, bathed him, tick-
led his chest to make him laugh. We listened to him
laugh as we watched television downstairs. We listened
to him as he rocked his arms up and down to make the
bed squeak. We listened to him cough in the middle of
the night.
"Well, I guess you could call him a vegetable," I fi-

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Sunday Chronicle March 2, 2008


LET's get one thing straight:

cent like this in a long, long
time on the Hindi screen.
but 's not just body beautiful,
It requires courage, prow-
ess, patience, aptitude, knowl-
edge, passion and of course,
loads of currency to attempt a
movie like Jodhaa Akbar.
But more than anything
else, it requires your finn belief
in the subject, the belief to at-
temnpt a historical when
historical are considered an ab-
solute no-no in the industry, the
belief to spend almost Rs. 40
crores in a film that could go ei-
ther ways.
Only when you're con-
vinced yourself can you con-
vince millions of moviegoers.
And convinced you are after
watching Jodhaa Akbar, a film
of epic proportions.
Now let's clear a few mis-
conceptions pertaining to the
film: It's blasphemous to com-
pare Mughal-E-Azam and
Jodhaa Akbar. While Mughal-E-
Aza was primarily about the
legendary romance between
Salim and Anarkali, a subject
that has been attempted quite a
few times on the Hindi screen
before, Jodhaa Akbar is about
the relationship that the young
Akbar shared with Jodhaa.
A lot has been said and
written about its length [3.20
hours]. Does the viewer of to-
day have the patience to watch
a really lengthy film in today's
times? But once into Jodhaa
Akbar, the sequence of events,
the drama, the romance, the
war...every aspect keeps you
Oh yes, the length does
pinch you at one crucial point
[second hour, which is rela-
tively shorter], when a song
breaks out. Otherwise, the 3
+ hours are very well spent.
When you watch historical
like Mughal-E-Azamand Razia
Sultan, the usage of chaste Urdu
is difficult to comprehend at
times. Not here! The language is
simplified Akbar speaks in
Urdu, Jodhaa mn Hindi and it's
easy to decipher
As a cinematic experience, it
would be wrong to compare
Jodhaa Akbar to any of
Ashutosh Gowariker's previous

very outset. You realize the
scale and magnitude of the
film at the very beginning.
Hrithik taming an out-of-
control elephant. It's hair-
The two pre-conditions
set by Jodhaa, before her
marriage to Akbar. Very in-
The confrontation be-
tween Ila Arun and Ash at
the kitchen, when Ash de-
cides to make the meal her-
The inunediate sequence,
when Ash is asked to taste
the food herself by lia be-
fore she's about to serve the
food to the Emperor and his
associates. Once done,
HIrithik demanding that he
be served the meal from the
same platter that Jodhaa had
The intermission point,
which sows the seeds of a
misunderstanding between
Hrithik and Ash.
Post-interval, Hrithik re-
turning to Amer to get Ash
back to Agra and the wel-
come ceremony by his
mothe'r-in-law [Suhasini
The sword fight the very
next morning, between
Hrithik and Ash.
The 'Azeem-o-Shaan
Shahenshah' track, when
the entire kingdom hails
Hrithik. .
The fight in the climax (re-
minds you of the fight be-
tween Brad Pitt and Eric
Bana in Troy).

Ashutosh Gowariker knows
that historical have to be sim-
plified while narrating on cellu-
loid so that the moviegoer is
able to grasp and comprehend
the plotline and the sequence of

Thankfully, Jodhaa Akbar is
not in the least difficult to deci-
pher. Gowariker's handling of
the subject deserves the highest
praise, for it's not everyday
that you come across a film like
Jodhaa Akbar.
A.R. Rahman's music is
not the type that you take to
instantly, but yes, it gels
beautifully with the mood of
the film. 'Azeem-o-Shaan
Shahenshah' and 'Jashn-e-
Bahara' are the best tracks in
terms of tune. In terms of
choreography, 'Azeem-o-
Shaan Shahenshah' is awe-
inspiring, while the execu-
tion of 'Khwaja Mere
Khwaja' is outstanding.
Rahman's background score
is simply extra-ordinary.
There's no room for dull-
ness in Haider Ali and
Gowariker's screenplay. The
writing is tight, the drama keeps
you hooked and the romantic
track is wonderful.
The film also talks of secu-
larism, an issue so vital in
today's times. K.P. Saxena's
dialogues are amazing. At
places, soaked in acid. The
writer comes up with several
gems, yet again. Kiran Deohans'
cinematography matches inter-
national standards.
The movement of camera at
various places, especially in the
battlefield, is breath-taking.
Also, the D.O.P. captures the
grandeur to the fullest. The pro-
duction design [Nitin
Chandrakant Desai] is, again,
awesome. Recreating the by-
gone era requires not just money,
but also the vision and Desai
proves lus supremacy yet again.
.Be it the war sequences or
the sword fights or general ac-
tion, Ravi Dewan's contribution
to the film is incredible. Espe-

cially noteworthy is the fight
between Hrithik and Nikitin
Dheer in the climax. It's simply
outstanding! Editing [Ballu
Saluja] is perfect, although the
romantic song between Hrithil
and Ash can be shortened in the-
second hour. The costumes
[Neeta Lulla] as also the jewelry
also deserve special mention.
Jodhaa Akbar also works
because of the right casting. It's
difficult to imagine anyone else
in the role of Emperor Akbar.
Hrithik seems born to play this
role and he enacts it with such
precision, such flourish, such
confidence that it leaves you
asking for more. A mind-bog-
gling performance without
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is
superb. Oh yes, she looks ethe
real a compliment she has
heard a trillion times before.
What's new in that? Btit watch
her emote in this film. You real-
ize the amazing talent that has
hitherto not been tapped by any
movie maker. A flawless perfor-
mance indeed!
Jodhaa Akbar has a host
of characters, but the ones
whom you carry home, besides
Hrithik and Ash, are Sonu
Sood [excellent], Nikitin Dheer
[fantastic], Ila Arun [electrify-
ing; her finest work so far],
Punam S. Sinha [graceful],
Kulbhushan Kharbanda 1per-
fect]; Raza Murad [effective]
and Rajesh Vivek [good].
Amitabh Bachchan's rich
barritone voice adds lustre to
the magnum opus.
On the whole, Jodhan
Akbar is, without a shred of
doubt, a brilliant film in all
respects. This historical has
all it takes to prove the first
blockbuster of 2008. Very
strongly recommended! (Re-
view by IndiaFM)

endeavors. Why, it would be er-
roneous to compare the film
with any film ever made before
in this genre. This one stands
out and stands out the tallest.
To sum up, Jodha Akbar
leaves you spellbound, en-
thralled, entranced and awe-
struck. Ashutosh Gowariker
makes the legendary characters
come alive on screen. Take a
bow, Ashu!
Set in the sixteenth cen-
tury, Jodhaa Akbar is a love
story about a marriage of al-
liance that gave birth to true
love between a great Mughal
emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput
princess, Jodhaa. Little did
Akbar [Hrithik Roshan]
knowr that when he married
Jodhaa [Aishwarya Rai
Bachchan], he would be em-
barking upon a new journey
- the journey of true love.

The daughter of King
Bharmal of Amer [Kulbhushan
Kharbanda], Jodhaa resented
being reduced to a mere politi-
cal pawn in this marriage of al-
liance, and Akbar's biggest chal-
lenge now did not merely lie in
winning battles, but in winning
the love of this defiant princess.
One of the prime reasons
why Jodhan Akbar works is
because the present-day
viewer is unaware of the ro-
mance between Akbar and
Jodhaa. Sure, we all know of
Akbar as a great emperor, but
the love story makes for a re-
freshing subject. And the ex-
ecution of a number of se-
quences makes Jodhaa Akbar
extremely special.

Some instances:

The war sequence at the

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(IANS) Model-turned-ae-
tor Upen Patel makes an
unlikely entrepreneur. But 1
that's precisely the role he
has assumed by starting a
model management agency
for his stepsister Erica.
"There is a very GularauI
business side to me. I w as
planning this venture for al-
most a year. I kept qtuet be- "c
cause I didn't want someone
to steal the idea. I'm trying to .9
settle down my family mem-
bers," Upen, who debuted
with "36 China Town'", told
"I also see an urgent
need for more profession.
alism and integrity in .
modelling agencies. Modelling agenci~el in Mumbai
-exploit the models financially and emotionally. Why
hasn't any new supermodel come up in the last 10
years? Because new models are not giveli a chance to
grow," he added.
The fact that models cannot hone their skills spurred Upen
Into launching the ICE Model Management agency for Erica.
"My stepsister was working ~in London for a magazine. She
wasn't getting paid much. So I set up thie modelling agency for
her in Mumbai and opened an office in Khar. There are 25 In-
dian girls and about 20 international models from Argentina and
Brazil. Our agency will look after their careers."
Why ICE? "ICE means diamond. And diamonds are for-
ever. I want mly sister and her partner Nupur Sagar to be
successful. I'll only sign the cheques. I want my sister to
grow as a human being. I won't interfere with her busi.
ness venture and it will be her baby completely."


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NEW YORK (Reuters) Billionaire Harry Potter author J.K.
Rowling would feel "exploited" if a fan's unofficial encyclo-
pedic companion to the boy wizard series was published, she
said in court papers made public on Thursday.
Steve Vander Ark has writ-
ten "The Harry Potter ]Lexi-
con" a 400-page reference
book based on his popular fan
Web site (www.hp-lexicon.org).
1s~ Rowling and Warner Bros. are
i suing RDR Books, which
planned to publish the book
i I last November.
"I am very frustrated that a
former fan has tried to co-opt
6~ my work for financial gain,
~j~jfi-f ~ ~ IRowling, 42, who wrote the
seven hugely successful Harry
Potter novels, said in a declara-
I~Ition filed in U.S. District Court
:this week.
"I believe that RDR's book
constitutes a Harry Potter 'rip
off' of the type I have spent
years trying to prevent, and that both I, as the creator of this world,
and fans of Harry Potter, would be exploited by its publication,"
she said.
The lawsuit filed in October names RDR Books, an indepen-
dent publisher based in Michigan, and unidentified persons as de-
fendants. It seeks to stop publication and requests damages for
copyright and federal trademark infringement and any profits to be
Rowling has said she plans to write her own definitive Harry
Potter encyclopedia, which would include material that did not make
it into the novels, and donate the proceeds to charity. The novels
have sold more than 400 million copies.
"I feel intensely protective, firstly, of the literary world I spent
so long creating, and secondly, of the fans who bought my books
in such large numbers," said the British writer ranked by Forbes as
the world's 48th most powerful celebrity.
RDR Books has said Vander Ark, a librarian, had spoken
at Harry Potter academic conferences in Britain, Canada and
the United States and that a timeline he created was used by
Warner Bros. in DVD releases of the Harry Potter films.

CANADIAN director Jean-Marc Vallee. The list of directors
now making the jump from local fare to U.S. wide releases
with surprising speed is wide and varied.

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taRiTg On Holly wood
NEW YORK (H~ollywood Reporter) The trailer for
Universal's upcoming movie "Wanted" features many of the
hallmarks of a studio summer movie: Quick cuts, effects-heavy
action, Angelina Jolie on the hood of a vintage red Viper.
Then the credits flash, and the director is shown to be Timur
- Bekmambetov, a Russian-language filmmaker who hasn't exactly
achieved household-name status with previous efforts like "Night
Watch: Nochnoi Dozor."
Bekmambetov is hardly the first overseas director to try to
make his mark in the U.S. Fiom Anatole Litvak to Paul Verhoeven
to Roland Emmerich, directors have been trickling into Hollywood
from non-English-speaking countries for about as long as Holly-
wood has existed.
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Bekmnambetov represents the growing confidence studios have in imported
directors, more of whom are entering bigger projects right off the bat and
forgoing the training wheels of low-budget studio productions for $50 mil-
lion-$100 million mountaintacess.
"Foreign directors have always been in Hollywood," says Rich
Klubeck, a partner at the United Talent Agency. "I think what re-
ally changed is that they're now in studio tentpoles."
The list of directors now making the jump from local fare to
U.S. wide releases with surprising speed is wide and varied.
French director Jean-Marc Vallee had barely registered
among American moviegoers with foreign-language fare like
"C.R.A.Z.Y.," which wasn't even released theatrically in the U.S.
But that didn't stop producer Graham King and Martin
Scorsese from signing him to direct "The Young Victoria," their
high-profile project about period England written by "LGosford
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evening was less than propitious.
"Unfortunately, at this time, new
challenges have emerged. Maraud-
ing criminal gangs, distinguished
for their brutality, have commit-
ted acts of murder and robbery,
striking terror in the hearts of
several communities, and spread-
ing fear in the land.
"This is posing serious chal-
lenges to the capacity of the se-
curity forces to safeguard our
communities and imperiling the
level of stability needed for so-
cial economic development," Am-
bassador Karran said, adding that
the time was opportune for all
Guyanese to give their unre-
served support to the forces of
law and order so they could ef-
fectively take our country back
from the criminals.
In obvious reference to the
matter at hand, this being the
gathering to celebrate our repub-
lic anniversary, he said: "This is
the best way to honor the victims
and show solidarity with their
families. It is befitting an occa-
sion of national significance such
as this, that tonight, Guyanese
from the various sectors of our
community have gathered to cel-
ebrate this 38th Anniversary of
the Republic in a unified manner.
This is a timely development and
display of unity that will be wel-
comed by all".
He went on to say that
"unity cannot be built without
effort and perseverance, and I
urge all those mn positions of lead-
ership in our commnity to cast
aside divisiveness and work to-
wards this goal."
Ambassador Karran also re-
minded those Guyanese present
about the struggles the nation
faced before finally achieving free-
dom from foreign rule, and urged
them not to succumb to divisive-
ness and fall into the trap of the
criminals whose atrocities are de-
signed to exploit disagreements
among the people of Guyana.
Stating that Guyanese are a
resilient people, he said: "We will
overcome this latest adversity as
we have overcome sterner tests
along our journey to nationhood.
We must harbour no doubt that

peace will soon be restored and
order will prevail."
Queens Borough President,
Helen Marshall, who partnered
with Editor and CEO, Shanie
Persaud, and the Crown Plaza to
host the event, and whose par-
ents were Guyanese, said that
even though she was born in
America, she never forgot where
she came from.
She told the gathering that it
was the strength they brought
to America that created people
like her and others like herself.
"We came from a strong
background, and we are a people
who believe in God and educa-
tion, and climbing as high as we
could go."
The intellectuals, and mem-
bers of the Diplomatic Corp, and
the press, listened intently dur-
ing a particularly lighthearted
moment as former Ambassador
to South Africa, Leland
Harewood, reminded his fellow
Guyanese how they used to
party come every February 23,
during Masharamai a celebra-
tion of floats, parades, masquer-
ade bands and dancing in the
streets to steelband and calypso
The evening was indeed a
show of unity and patriotism as
respected composer and pianist,
Hugh Sam, rendered a medley of
national songs, while the poet,
James Richmond drew loud ap-
plause for his stirring composi-
tion that described the beauty of
his native land.
Manager of Cultural Affairs
at the Crown Plaza, Shanie
Persaud, called on the guests to
continue to foster better, stron-
ger, relationships for a stronger
more untied Guyana.
She also expressed her grati-
tude to Director of Sales,
Kathleen Petit, and the Manage-
ment of the Crown Plaza Hotel
La Guardia; the Hon. Brentnold
Evans, Guyana Consulate Gen-
eral to New York; the Hon. Dr.
Harold Robertson, Consulate
General of Trinidad and Tobago
to New York; the Hon. Felix
Augustin, Consulate General of
Haiti to New York; and Al

Pensini, President of the Queens
Chamber of Commerce.
She also acknowledged
Guyanese Dr. Vincent Adams
from Washington DC; Dr.
Arthur Ingram Hazelwood;
Errol Hazelwood of CBS; Dr.
Ivelaw Griffith, Provost/Snr.
VP Academic Affairs at York
College; The Guyana Cul-
tural Association coordina-
tors of the annual Guyana
Folk Festival; and the St.
Stanislaus, Bishops, Queen's,
and St. Roses Alumni Associa-

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;dhile many rural folk are
iirawn to the allurmng big cit-
ies and the hustle and bustle
of urbanised towns, others,
;ke 29-year-old Nigel Ben-
:-min of Douglas Castle in St
u.n, are true sonrs of the soil.

Benjamin operates two of
the largest greenhouses in Ja-
maica and plans for expansion
have already got under way.
Greenhouse technology is
relatively new to Jamaica. The
method involves growing plants
and vegetables inl a controlled
environment in which the
farmer is better able to control

insect infestation and maximise
"I've been farming as far
back as I can remember," said
Benjamin, giving credit to his
father who has been his source
of inspiration and a role model
in the field of agriculture.
Grew up in farming
"I grew up seeing my fa-
ther doing this and he did not
go to college or anything like
that and he did very well. So
after leaving secondary school,
1 just took it on and here I am
today," he said.
On some 20 acres of farm-
land, Benjamin1 cultivates cab-
bage, carrot, cucumber, lettuce,
pak choi, sweet pepper and
tomato, making weekly deliv-
eries to various entities such as
Burger King, KFC, numerous
supermarkets in Kingston and

Montego Bay, restaurants, as
well as small and large hotels
across the island.
"Sometimes, I experience
problems with marketing, espe-
cially when the outdoor farmers
come in and the prices of the vari-
ous produce drop very low, but
I find that the produce from the
greenhouse takes preference all
the time," he boasted.
A typical day for Benjamin
starts as early as 6:00 am when
10 young employees get crack-
"Sometimes, I employ more
workers when there is excess," he
said, pointing out that during the
months of July, August, Novem-
ber and December there was al-
ways a lot to be done because of
large orders. But what of supply
challenges in greenhouse opera-

Rotating greenhouses
"I have two greenhouses
and I have them on rotation so
when the crop in one house is
going down, the other is com-
ing up, so there will always be
reaping," said Benjamin with
confidence. He was quick to
compare the yields on his out-
door farm to that of the green-
house. Nigel said that he could
reap tomatoes from his green-
house every week for the en-
tire year, which was almost im-
possible on the outdoor farm.

that I can continue to learn of
new techniques and pass on
my knowledge to my workers,
and they too can become
knowledgeable and so the farm
will run more efficiently and
production will be better and
greater," he said.
Working on the farm for the
past five months, it is employ-
ees like Peter who benefit from
this shared knowledge.
"I really didn't know any-
thing about farming before I
came here, and now that I'm

Nigel Benjamin shows off some tomatoes harvested front`
his farm. Photo courtesy of JIS.

"I've supplied orders for
up to 4,000 pounds of toma-
toes per week already. With
lettuce, I do up to 5,000 or
6,000 and with cabbage I do up
to 3,000 to 4,000 pounds some-
times," he said, adding that he
was never out of a market for
red and yellow peppers be-
cause those were always in de-
Benjamin was equally
open about major losses suf-
fered from the passage of Hur-
ricane Dean last year as he was
about his success. Though he
was devastated by the $4 mil-
lion worth of damage, flinty de-
termination gave him greater
TCSolve to continue to develop
his farm.
"Yes, it (Hurricane

see akcs but th mWem r -
day after the hurricane, I got
up and reset some seedlings
because I knew that from
SNovember to the first week
in January they would have
matured. So, during that
time, I was able to get some
high prices. I didn't recover

ally had a good bounce-
i ulbtIcnsyta backk" he said.
He proudly credited farm-
ing for all his lifetime achieve-
ments and is encouraging other
young people to venture into
Attend training sessions
S"I always tell myself
that I do not know enough,
and that is whyy i try my
Best to attend th~e training
sessions set up by:- the Ru-
ral Agricultural Decvelop-
f ment Authority (RADA), so

here, I've been picking up on
things like budding and prun-
ing and everything about the
greenhouse," he said, adding
that one day he would like to
start a greenhouse of his own
and become as progressive
ashis boss.
Meanwhile, Nigel's father,
Albert Benjamin, said that of his
16 children, it was Nigel who
carried on in the field of agricul-
"He followed in my steps
and extended to greenhouse farm-
ing. When I started out as a
farmer way back in 1972, I did
not know anything about green-
houses. I only used irrigation
pumps. Now, in this age and
time, I get to know about green-
house and I am proud of my
ston,fNigl t eas r iste on aof
he said, thanking RADA for its
guidance and instructions.
St Ann parish~ agricultural
manager for RADA, Pedro
Worghs, also commended Nigel
on his accomplishments.
"I am very impressed
with Nigel's farm. One can see
that he is in an expansion
mode and I'm encouraging him
to keep accurate farm records
because these will enable him
to chart his course in the right
direction," he said.
From all indications, Ben-
jamin Jr seems to be leaving
clear footsteps of encourage-
ment for more young people to
follow in the field of agricul-
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WNill India fall for Mills and Boon?

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

National D aingre aondA rr u torneAuthority

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

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

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain further
information from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. National Drainage and
IrrigationAuthority during normal working hours.
4. Bid documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and
Irrigation Authority, Ministry ofAgr~iculture, Regent Street anld Vlissengen Road,
Georget~own upon payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars
($5,000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each
bid document.

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the
of the Bidder and marked on th~e top left hand corner "Tender for

Bids shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 09:00 h on
Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected

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

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

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less than 2%/ of
the bid sum.

9,. The National Procurement and Tender Admninistration, Ministry of Finance
reserves the right to reject any or all bids without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Officer
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority



T'he Ministry of Home Affairs invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified Bidders to provide:
i) Stationery, Field Material and Janitorial Supplies to the
Guyana Police Force
ii) Stationery, Miscellaneous and Dietary. Supplies to the Guyana
Prison Service

The delivery period for eacit project is t-welve( (12) months.

Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) Procedulres, specified
in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all Bidders.

Interested eligible Bidders may obtain information from the Permanent: Secretary, Ministry of
Home Affairs and inspect the Bidding Document at the Ministry, 6 Brickdam, Stabroek,
Georgetowfl, between the hours of 08:30h and 1 5:30h.

A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by written application to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, 6 Brickdam Stabroek, Georgetown and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of three thousand ($3,000.00) dollars. The method of payment
will be cash or manager's cheque.

Any Bid when totalling allilots that is tendered for above three million (53M) dollars will attract two
percent (2%) Bid Security.

Bidders are required to submit their bids with the following:
i) A valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissioner General of Guyana
Revenue Authority
li) A valid Compliance Certificate from the General Manager, National Insurance
Scheme (NIS).

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer on the outside.
The envelopes should be clearly marked in the upper left-hand corner "Stationery, Field Material
and Janitorial Supplies requirements Guyana Police Force

Stationery, Miscellaneous and Dietary Supplies Guyana Prison Service

Bids must be delivered to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance,
Main and U~rquhart Streets, Georgetown

anld deposited in the tender Box at the above address not later than that 09):00h on Tuesday, Marcht
1 1, 2008. Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.

Bids will be opened at 09:00h Tuesday, March 18, 2008 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement and Tender Administration Board, and in the presence of the Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend the opening in person,

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Home Affairs

By Shilpa Kannan

Long-time readers
"I like happy endings," she
"Romance, for a girl, is an
ongoing thing until the day you
die. It doesn't matter what age
you are, you still want every bit
of the romance that you experi-
enced the first time you met
your boyfriend, fiancC, or loved
One. That's the way I look at it."
Although Mills and Boon -
which has nearly three-quarters
of the romantic market in its
home country of the UK is
only now launching in India,
their books are already popular
in the country because they have
been unofficially introduced from
Many in the reading group
describe themselves as long-time
Rachana Srivastava, for ex-

ample, says that she grew up
on a "staple diet" of the
publisher's works, which have
mnoulded her perception of the
ideal man.
"I always imagined a knight
in shining armour having vine-
yards and being tall, dark and
handsome, coming and waking
me up in my sleep and carry-
ing me away somewhere," she
"It has always been like
that for me."
I ask the women in the
group who their ideal Indian ro-
mantic hero man would be.
They say he should be a
combination of Bollywood ac-
tors Hrithik Roshan and
Shahrukh Khan, businessman
Anil Ambani and industrialist
Sunil Mittal.
Interestingly, these are all

modern Indian men the women
are not looking for age-old Ma-
'Dark and handsome'
"Contemporary India likes
contemporary men, men who
are self-made and not of inher-
ited wealth," says Savita Jain.
"That makes them more in-
Her friend chips in that this
dream man would be "tall, dark,
handsome, rich and.have a pri-
vate jet".
The women tell me that in
real life, men have flaws as well
as their plus points but one of
the joys of the men in romantic

fiction is that these flaws do not
Unfortunately perhaps for
real Indian men, the women say
that the plots of the novels have
sometimes influenced their
choices in real life.
"When you read the books,
you relive those moments with
your beloved when you meet
them," says Savita Jain,
"What I feel is that these are
just fiction stories. When you are
reading them you are happy with
them but you don't actually come
across such heroes in your life,"
adds Kiran Chaudari.
"It's very hard to get an

ideal partner for yourself. Read-
ing a Mills and Boon, you tend
to fantasise and you do get
Indeed, this is one criticism
frequently levelled at Mills and
Boon the sheer lack of realism,
both in character and in plot.
But for another of the
group, Meenakshi Jain, realism
is the last thing she wants.
"TThe world we are living in,
it is so tense," she says.
"LThis kind of book gives
you respite from these ten-
sions. You can fantasise your-
self into the place of the hero-

DELHI, India (BBC) -The
famed publishers of roman-
tic fiction, Mills and Boon,
launched in India recently.
The company hopes that
its amorous storylines will
eventually seduce the country
and become their biggest mar-
So what does an all-female
reading group in Delhi think of
romantic novels where the dark
and brooding hero almost in-
variably ends up wooing and
winning the fair maiden?
The women of a reading
group I met at a cafe in the
capital have a common passion
for romance.
For Seema Monhot, the
main appeal is the "feel good
factor" of a romantic novel.

3/2/2008, 3:15 AM



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other flour such as high fibre flour, flour made from durum, wheat and other exotic flour;
2. plain barley flour;
3. plain plantain flour;
4. oats;
5. sago;
6. dried chick peas, not including canned chick peas;
7. dried kidney beans, not including canned kidney beans;
8. dried pigeon peas, not including canned pigoeon peas; ~~~iF?
9. cassava bread; ai
11.Cheddar cheese not including grated, powdered, or single sliced Cheddar cheese:
12.farine; sbelarsr'i 85tEw
13.10cally produced cashew nuts and peanuts;
14.a supply of laundry soap;
15.a supply of locally produced :-
I. bed sheets; "F.:
ii. pillow cases;
iii. towels;
iv. rags;
v. curtains;
vi. handkerchiefs;
vu. rugs;
viii. table and shelf covers;
ix. mats; r
x. blankets; ~B
xi. ribbons;

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

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The Government of Guyana has received an IDB loan for USJ18.07 million to implement the
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme. The Programme's general objective is to
contribute to improving the quality of life of the population living in Georgetown Municipality
and the fifteen (15) participating Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). The purpose of
the programme is to implement sustainable solutions to solid waste management for Georgetowin
Municipality and the participating NDCs. It is intended that part of the proceeds of the financing
will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for "Instituional Strengthening and
Supervision Consultancy"

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is proceeding with the hiring ofa
consulting firm to execute the following institutional strengthening and capacity building
activities :
* Activity 1 Strengthening the MSWMD and other Key Stakeholders.
* Activity 2 Development and Implementation of Cost Recovery Mechanisms.
* Activity 3 Development of the Institutional and Legal Framework.
* Activity 4 Development of Waste Mlanagremient Plans for MSWMlD and NDCs.
* Activity 5- Supervision of the construction and operation of the Haags Bosch
Sanitary LandfitllFacility.
* Activity 6 Integration with other Components of the Georgetown Solid Waste
Management Programme.

The Municipal Solid Waste Department (MSWMD) on behalf of the Georgetown Solid Waste
Management Programme (GSWMP) invites eligible consultancy firms from any member
country of the Inter -American Development Bank to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) in
no more than twenty (20) pages and must include details of work in the same areas of
The budget for this consultancy service is U S$1.3 million.
Selection will be based on qualifications and relevant applicable experience. The Expression of
Interest will be evaluated and the results used to prepare a shortlist of not more: than six consulting
firms, which will be invited to present technical and financial proposals.
Interested firms are required to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) by March 17, 2008 at
9)ih. The employer is not. responsible for documentation received after the time and date
specified for reception of the proposals in which case they will be rejected and returned unopened.
Application must be submitted in one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy (pdf format) and
placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:
The Project Manager
Georgetown Solid W~aste Management Programme,
Munica 1Solid Waste Man geenm Department,
Giuyana :
Application must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner "Institutional Strengthening
Supetrytston Consultancy' .
Further information m~ay be obtained from thle office of the Project Manager, Georgettown 9 "
Wastte Management.Programme, Municipal Solid Waste Management Departmlent.Ici
'Compound, Princess Street, Georgetown, Gulyana !i

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FULLY furnished, AC, room KITCHEN to rent for
in Subrvanville for short term Caterers or professional cooks at
rental. Prices begin at $7 000 Julian's Restaurant and Bar -
nightly. Call 227-2199/227- 225-4709 or 227-1319.

star c Aam. NeHw i ometc HU R b
science, a herbal product H R Y b t
eliminate marks, spots, etc' t3
Look years younger.' Call 615- th rss
5960. For further information, h rss

GET rid df evil, fix love
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 612-6417, 220-0708.

SCHILD Care Services, West
Rulmveldt H/S. Call 223-3263
or 662-9080.
FOR all your culinary
needs largb or small parties,
wedina b7u in~e~s~s stings.
Upholstery on all furniture and
vehicles guaranteed. Tel. 276-
3260, 276-3652, 694-7796.
EMPLOYERS looking for
secure clients to fill positions.
ncyPl nd 49Em y268nt
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves. deep
fr~ers, etc. Call 699-8802/218-
PERSONS available to do

FOR all your construction
rrepas renovations, si helln a
l, ia:~~~_

25 YRS. CALL 231-5171.
technician & barber. Call 629-

menTWMust meatabrl to fil we d
and spray. Tel.R609-02N1 ED
Dressmakers. No cuttina. part-
time staff welcome. Cal1 225-
PORTERS to work in
lumber lardc Eccles Industrial
2ie -2614.Ri hard -609-7675/
LUMBER checker and
Porter. Eccles, Industrial Site,
EBD. Call Richard 609-7675,

Female Clerigg(

with written
6 7 Lon den &
Commerce Sts *

Stt ativ rlsp r$u sr0 t
$8 000 weekly. Call 231-
1786, 665-3528.
HoEX EsTIENrCpErDs mares
mdr sop~eator~s machinists'
VACANCY exists for

rc GSuerrvie Int8
Tel. PR. 27Nt540.rk d

so dcsomphu rdolit rate n muo
si~n sd2.Conta~ct Majestics -
1 WEL DER. Must be able to
fbri~catee f pre~f~erable from
daily. Call 624-7130, 644-P1115.
DOMESTICS porters, truck
d~river. Contact ranRaemroopl 8
40 ad"i2 e6o9r own.n Tel. 227-
VACANCY exists for
qaifi thr an epte inc

Apply in person to the~ Principal.

seid t es. Cr aie ats
transportation. Call 226-8976.
knS Ld CLoERKM uhst h d

epei nce.2Appjl ispers w ki
.application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
computer Administrators, must
have Maths and English 1 & 2

Art0t typcst of ly atG Itre
Newtowvn, Kitty.
1 HONEST decent
ambitious reliable restaurant
manager. Must have knowledge
of Indian, Chinese & Creole
dishes. Apply with certificates &

23Qe2 S. Kitty.G wel 2
0863,~~ 22-84
COMPUTER Teacher to
teach school drop out and
Dnd rpriv neeny~outhC ntMec
Qu idicationM 5t aX subject
En lish Diploma in computer
stu ies. Experience in a similar
Position would be an asset
Lipmplyed F3 ise ship Oxae



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$600 000 $1M $3M, 80
acres on Highway $17M neg.
VACANT land 90 feet x 90
feet. Princes and Ly 5Q St
Charlestowns Tel 26-4tild

ln 2at e bo ders Mbr hsera

ONE house lot at Tuschen
already fenced) $800 000.
onac Gan aram or Mohinie
on 671-3200 71-3201.
arEBD 6408xM17817 $ .57 11 6
$18M, Cam beliville $9M,
WCD -$4.8 $2.5M. Tel. 227-
ONE 7 000 s ft., land in
D'Urban Backland for $8.9M,
Republic Park, land for 6 000
2231-208654M bP5h5 25
Harmonie Diamond/Grove,
Tuschen, 1.2 acres Providence
EBD, 50 acres Parika, EBE, M
acres, Parika, EBE. 629-8253,

snjh~ Realty 225-1017, 623-
61LOT numbered 24 Section
A & lot numbered 24 Section B
in Paradise, in the Rising Sun
Eldorado Village District WCB.
Contact Ganesh 223-9169,
SHERIFF ST. Diamond $1.8M &
$3.9M. TEL. 226-8148/625-

Dan b~arrheid CSRESnnah Rut
D28aacCrnc dSuceoss aRnedasz
2' R AN6 Sret ver I ge

e2pilaunsdetru resove land
oi er c2h2e 914 623-83 io.
BACK on the market for sale
GafoBr Ware a see, laope prme
land -,200 x 55 of commercial
or residential. Reduced to $25
million. Owner 226-1742, 623-

128'ATL1A2NMT Felcrden60' x71414x

x$122M OOHndoe Gad nas 159co
Gardens 86' x 1'28' $18.5M,
Lmhas Grdenrso 620' -6 94

RegentMRoad. bTel 6 243 .
Prime Commercia
Prop rtlie~s ag unF fl o o

TWO offices, newl
constructed, Camp St. area. Ca I
Richard 609-7675/233-2614-
HUTSON Ville, furnished
top flat. Success Realty 223-
6524, 691-7618, 628- 747.

bonedO sE $50a 00 Ote~r (
caf ,d sckette, beauty salon.
2-BEDROOM furnished flat
centrally located. Suitably ~for
students, overseas working
person only. 227-1379.

apar 3entE5D3RP~rOvdec E aDt
overhead tank, telephone -$35
000. Tel. 651-8210.
US2 5000 80 0008, ful
ONE 1-bedroom apartment
at Sec. St. Herstelling Contact
Ai ia. Tel. 265-3 29, 664-

PDu0 a0 Sontthely C el 23
2175, 623-1562.
BUSINESS place -$60
000, office aspace- $50 000,
Internet cae-$50 000,
Snackette -$60 000, bond
space. 683-0172.

person only. Tel. o29m6si4sdngl
HAIR Salon space and
barber shoe to let. Call 623-
1562, 227- 067.

flat inNNewtobendodt up
000. Tel. 226-7638

Opposite Kitty Market

Ideal for restaurant,
Store, bond, church,
School, office, etc.

Owner 225-6057,

1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat
Etu~ate~d at233 Od Rd., Craig,
2-BEDROOM apartment
tiled toilet and bath, etc., Bel
Air Park, Duncan Street. 226-

Ws, sCD CoctE2nl6 020



Available for
responsible working
prfefSSIOnalS Of
UG Students

Mty .v 8JvHn
Reasonable rent for
qualified persons

Contact OWner
225-6057 or 666-8877

Industry t~o-e DRndObath
kitchen -$45 000 monthly. Tel.
# 2 F5 ONT NEOD rooms

theccty e22 -41n7 r25so2n3sn
688-7 24.
semi furnished -$26 000, $28
000, $35 000 (2-bedroom~ $32
000, $40 000. Call 231- 236.

Roa ET o~n~e droo hpp r
000 mnthly. Tean 220-5219.
1 2-BEDROOM house in
yard at 95 2nd Street, Craig, East
Bank. Monthly rental $35
000. Call 623-1562, 233-2175.
aOtNEn fo2-becdroom
situated at 318 East St., N/
C/Burg. Tel. 698-1730
FOR rent -one fully
furnished studio a artmenf
it~u t~ed6 in SR4G. P ease call
REGENT Street around
and second floors, suita le for
lar~e business. Call 624-6432
or 234-0481.

S 1$-0 r0N0 S naS) 2 5-7197
MON Repos one-
bedroom flat house, inside!
toilet and bath, water 24 hrs-
$18 000 monthly. Tel. 234-(
0164, 613-4536.

WORK from home for
UShd$ w eky Ifrmtrnio
Georgetown, Guyana. .

fillingC100N eRveLope o r UnSco80
stmpe eelf adesd we nved p
N2alm, n o et wn sGuyanal x

ARE yo sd
dersddde on po suesed

6R0a5Q (0 m 3:0 h.

Services e Cl er sre'sComp~u~t
cear s8 Slas Ceme2 O3 cse

in Jan./June 009, re ardless of
a e/school. Call Mvr. lee 227-
7 50 for further information.
redstering full-time students -

Human and Social Biology,
Agricultural Science,
Inerated Science, POA, POB,
OA. Forms 1 5. Telephone
225-6498, 692-6847.

SANDYS' Employment
Agency now registering clients
for jobjs. Call now 691-4938,

DO you want to lose
wei ht, .get fit, gain muscles?
Call Videsh on 663-8291.

TL 646-4501-
BACK Hoe for hire at very
com etitive rate. Tel. 264-
1239 264-2489.

GET rid of all your health g~o~l~v~~roh~~mied ~b~ll~
problems with the la est medical 0591, 667-6644
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies LOOKING for that special
including hydrotherapyat:die~f someone! Call Companion
dedr. A o hoe vi$ftor e~ iouthat tu oanlon F e
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner, at
79 Collin lswood Avenue, Nandy
Park EBD ( nte rRrubli ct P

- Sat., 9 am to 5 pm. BUY ANYTHING ON

ueSAbL kNoesm an d40ther ON TV
Rulli dtes Bok kL23br~ar Wt WESO,

I3P Wl. I SHIP & 1

SHALOM Driving School -
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek.
G/town. You could .also
obtain an International
Driver's Permit. For
in2 3rnmati90n22 1726207-3682325
8162, 61 Cratina Masters in
Driving since 197 Students
leen SudInt dcrt rtoto
sru ubsus r ssit st la fyt b
bfMoot na el72,BLih and

mi t f ecx

mnudscles p in, ease bodyastroes
state of relaxation. Mrs. Singh
- 615-6665.

Housing Dept, B ickdam. '

.~1~~ .,
MAGAZINE of Worldwid
Pe F ied. Inf $ ton
S d sapedoeonrymqooe54
Georgetown, Guyana,
educated! Get Married!
T~elgahtoe h tL k. CC Lall
522r1 di079, twenry-four
FRIENDS, companions
marriage partners. Immediate
Link. Junior/S~enior/Singles
T~ea. n2 3-83/6e4816809880 so.

ram ti Oam Bo mhSe
employed sin le females, 60
yrs. plus orfriends'hip/
compansionship. Interested
single employed males 60 plus.
Please call tel. 223-8237, Mon.
- Sat. -8:30 am 5pm.


nPbdoFE s~i ECe ,BD

dating service. Tel. 68 -7144
tabulif syecomapanion@yahoo.com

specilzn NI g inP toco~p ~nre
binding, laminating, typing,
printing business, cards,
compu er cartridges etc. Tel
227 8130, 625-42 3, 680-

a EAR sdnn c n ic to ai
done on site with three months
limited warranty. Nazim Khan-
Tel. 270-4595, 626-2847.
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, pa roll
rxepdar tio stock acicou tihner
book kee mga services. contact
673-7572 -
Healing Hands Professional
rv dng prouress @nal A rin
hare in te codnvrenenne ofs our
Administration of I sections
Blood glucose (sugar tecstin
Blood Pressuretet Ecrd
etc. Call 220-0437 or "7310~56 i

elrc al plu nrg Ec. Ga
stoves, services an'd repairs,
done to all models gas stoves,
ranges and ovens, both
industrial and domestic. Special
contract rates for restaurants.
Call Lawrence 646-7400,
627-0720, 226-6411.

rent a
a w

We are Specialised in:


3/2/2008, 3:15 AM

ONE business place to let
on Sheriff Street. Can
acOm~mot re67a~uirnt. Call
FURNISHED apartm~ents
furnished flt fly p d
11 IC 182 bu -Zd, ce ll
locate~dFi EC 'rhe St e
616-o~n ct Sandra 226-3 84,

bedrooms 2-storey

will parking.

Asking USQ1000

bedroom APARTMENT grilled,
mos uito mesh, parking .
Loca ed in Kitty. Call 61 -
BEL Air Park -fully
furnished executive concrete
building with all modern
f~a~c3@les. Telephone 642-

7 3rdNtE~et Llaonodmaap iCL
Contact Vishnu Tel. 692-
8732, 610-2250.
MON Re os -one-
bedroom flat house, inside
toilet and bath, water 24 hrs -
$18 000 monthly. Tel. 234-

0 4CT5 E- a artments.
For en uiries call p225-2780
pm. Rsde ta anea a2m &hr

EXECUTIVE furnished/
uinfurnished house/a t.. hot
and cold. A4C, pool Ton
22R-2e 2s6 ea25-30262 5239
EARL'S Court, LBI 1 2-
soe ,3telbedraoo unf rnish d
$75 6 .C II Naresh
Persaud 225-9882, 650-
fun R SHAD Naga ecut
ap tenr, wit lehair-

~icng;.2K25-S54RA 6 UO 36
4-BEDROOM house at
Camp Street. Parking and
storage space. Ideal for
Doctors' office or teaching
institution. Call 694-7996,
ONE 2-bedroom
downstairs a artment, fully
grilled, with tele hone
concrete yard at 10 Gordon
Street, Kitt Rental $42 000.
Phone 22 -1459.
styled aoptss Suitableefrs a
Cal 00$ 2250 per day.

gu ss Owe fE one bd oo
luxurious houses. Call Diana
- 227-2256.
000 EB $5 000, US
US 3500000 Call DUia5a 0227--
TORS. CALL 218-4635. 218
0392, 648-7504.
furnished a artments $2 500
th" S~ts000Cal iJulan~u n sO 7
or 227-1319
STRONG 3-story concrete
building facing Princes Street
near L ng Street, Charlestown.
Excel ent for ware house
factory, offices, business. Tel
Queenstown, 2 huge bonds -
Festival City, bond Kitty.
TEL. 226-8148/625-1624.

-- fumids ed 2a bdmoom patio
etc...- US$800M Norbpert
deFreitas 231-1506/642-5874-
ROOMS at Le Rich Guest
Ho er otcte ItoPr nc
ni htly, weekly, by hour at
affordable rates, refrigerator,
double bed, self-contained, TV,
to cook, professional staff. Tel.
227-3067 or 231-11247, 623-
FURNISHED 4 bedroom
luxury home to rent US$4000,
Others furnished and
unfurnished US$3000,
US$2500, US$2000, US$1500
and US$1300 or lower prices
negotiable. Call 226-2372 all
Lamaha Gardens, Prashad

"Qua56t40wn eTEL. 226-84lark
LUXURIOUS apartment
fro overseas visitors, close to
Sheriff St. Fully furnished with

rnl t2-99F,22-a2 43
floor office space in
Georgetown, approximately 1
a aitasbe frtomaAri o2d0080nTeed
# 225-4106 Ms. Arjune.
QUEENSTOWN furnished
1 & 3-bedroom apartments AC,
hot & cold, parking, etc.
Suitable for overseas visitors,
short term. Tel. 226-5137, 227-
ONE newly build house in
Somerset Court Herstelling, 2-
beddoomn full ndrilbed, over
head tk, stn Te en.),
728e2d 64mm3ul anytime.26-
6C4A8502418-0392. 218-4635,
1 BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
a insde toLet athN2E4 hr~s
facilities, etc I 50 000o onI
Contact owner -225-9706,
623-9972, 233-2336.
exDI LOMATinCe 4-oemrpoaor
mansion in residentia! area -
O le. over looking the ocean,
fudyd furn sh cjrge rs e%,hft 11
grilled, out yard has never been
flooded. Tel. # 624-8315. 265-
7282, 684-3526, anytime.
B $6 r, USS$1200 &UUS$3104000,
AOleanderaG ns US$U3S000,BEel
Air Prk U$2000,
Queenstown (office) $50 000,
Middle St (office) US$1500.
and many more. Tel. 226-
1192, 669-0411.
AREA AA Eccle 1
building for dis lomat/
executives -US$3 5 0 neg.,
2-storey building on East Bank
Public Road, suitable for a
store, church, school, etc. -
US$2 000, 3-storey with
massive land space -US$2500
neg, we need pro ertles sot buy
fo ou sals a69 o1a clients.

bulONE stw -fldatacloncrete

cmrsns ulacr eR nar sp ce
verandah, three bedrooms,
three toilets, two showers, one
bath, two rece tion rooms, one
dining room Iitchen twenty
minutes drive to and from cit .
Call 268-1163, 609-7282, 61 -
BEL AIR PARK: large 4-
bedroom fully furnished, with
large generator US$2 600 and
another54-bedroom furnished -
ver Sic 45 bedroom furnished
GARDENS:0 lrg B4- b~ed Hom
partly furnished -US$800 and
7128m 6ol-6all24verABCSL2U2T6E
REALTY for "Homes with Style."
OFFICE space for rental -
one newly constructed 3-storey
concrete building of dimensions
-6 feet x 2D feet, at 217
South Road Georgetowin. Each
flopr shall contain two large
offices with a reception area.
Rerited by floors only or the
entire bu~ildi~ng. Each floor
shall have its independent
supply of power and water.
Please call 227-2712 or 223-

000. KEYHOMES 684-1852.

busy 4 comeir, upper & lower flofs.
hlye updS asf gk illed,
OffeAlno$Ifmi flp gnlied
freezer,storedesrigned for utii

SECTION 'K' C/ville one
concrete 4-bedroom (i self-
9 6nalb~e9d'o4Prqerty. TI. 226-
HOUSE & land.P. Nagar -
$21M. building nand repairs
Ohrs. halhe 6p~ri luxury

GeQUeAt nA Sttweoet, c ntal
building~ $26M. Mentore
Singh ealty 225-1017,
NO agent call Hubert 227-
1633, to view beautiful 6
bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens reduced suit 2
families, concrete building*
tourist resort 98 acres
including boats, vehicles and
other equipment. 225-5782,
609-2302, 233-5711.
146M $35l~M .Albertown -
6M $4M, iMKitty $7M,
0,S~outh 8M, $10M.
Call -~ 231-6236.

Naa Kr T27M, e MMarr t Std
$40M, Ogle $7M, business
place $16M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR A ency 225-
0545, 642-063 ,

crornt uadnge Oi tbo r f-
apartment, no repairs. Price
negotiable. 642-0636.
1 2-STOREY concrete
house (3-bedroom Land $5
000 sgt ft., house 1752 sq tf a
Fo li En} Ire ECD .cTel.
270-6460, 684-5115.
bTWO transported lots (side
2 Side) fulth oenedh soa a e
large concrete bond at Public
Road, Mc Doom Village.
Phone 233-0570.
-CRAIG EBD -$3.5M,
Alexander VI8~t,,,, .$M9.5 AL~a
Peti eEcCeD $9M.5CMl 1. D 3
6346, 263-7110 Seeker's
Choice Real Estate .
concrete house and land b(36
Roaxd,2E5B Naear troa emer a
3Rye~r Contact 683-9425/266-

nE i arikl $7MOM &
Wateroo 12M,
Queenstown $60M &$70M
Sonja 225-7197. 623-2537.

SilvaDS~tUBje~wtwn als dhousa
and ao ,81 u Soutih Ruimveldt
Garden, 226-4177. 688-7224,
226 32295 198, 231320 4
REPUIBLIC Park with roeod
yard space $16Mu ew
Poiecw r1d9M BelUAr iP rk
G45rMensec 'KOM23nMe Canicom

5R2ed6,R51a8 530681-06,
SECTION 'K', C/ville -
$23M & $40M, lamaha
Gardens -$50M Bel Air Park
$32M, Atlantic Gdns -$30M,
Liliendaal- $23M, Camp St. -
$50M Re ent St $80M, C/
ville ((nd $9M, Kitty (land)
$6M T i. 226-1192, 669-
property in immaculate
condition, on a ful y
developed pe rc Ivi rnee

aargde b dooms,r ktchen, liino

to a business entity, ful
concrete paved, fully fence
trestle with three rub er tanks,
enclosed garage, se tic tank.
No encum rances.
Transported. SELLING PRICE
AGENCY TEL: 592-226-4362
CELL 592-621-4802 Email
W e b s i t e
Address 1 Hadfield & George

R/Park four bedroom
1/emsaul s Mmcansoon,twgatlad
C/lodge, tw edroom double
lot Croal Street three
bedroom, New Mvarket Street,
three flat Sandy Babb Street
three bedroom Mainstay
Essequibo two flat Albert
Street, two flat, two family,
Camp Street, residential/
commercial Charlotte Street
Russell Street, residential}
commercial la Penitence
public Road residential/
commercial 125-5782, 609-
2302, 233-5711.

PURE bred pit-bull pups, 2
weeks old 668-1320.
615-T30b(1ar Dps for sale -
4G3R9E8EN. TEL. 225-3737, 225-

2 POOLS tables, 3 freezers.
Call 673-8187.

If YOR Must

Drink And

Drive. Drink.

home am_,eweCl hs E-"" gbarell,
6umbbl et~c. obn act 225-
PU S 6 weeks old
rotwi i&apitbull mixed 3
006e C 11 20-3622, 2 0-

co utErP ncde out of or
H D250 Custom, sood
cndbt nionea 2Ybu~sVsnea
688-1 57. Narine.
200 USED air-conditioners
for sdle. Large business
oropett at Lamaha Street.
Tl638143 or 622-6448.
2 STROKE gasoline
gene tors fo~r sale at
un"96"bea ableprices Call 223-
OEF complete Weider
Home ~Gym, one bonnet and
set wheels for AT 12 Carina.
Call 6P3-5492.

t 0 fiSt time iR


REALTY 225-9780, 612-7377
POULTRY Farm for sale or
lease, water facility. Call 233-
PROPERTY on East Coast
Public Road. Tel. # 220-9199,
ONE house for sale in
Eccles New Scheme. Tel. light
and water. Call # 698-7833
AFFORDABLE pro erty for
sale Hague Jib, WCD 9SM neg.
Tel. 276-3623 owner leaving
PUBLIC Road Kitt ,
reduced from $24M to $17 :
6 P226265-22025-5198, 231-
PERE. St., Kitty second

Mdd5 tn t,dsieeonwd St ee
NE NTOWN, Kitty large
concrete front building with
leve spce.No epars vacant

house on double lot in South
4R~uimyvedtCPoanrk ctlh8se91ot
ONE house at Pros ec
EBD 6 bedroom, 3 toiletaenedt
bath and tresses for 3 tanks well

store ed house concrete bottom,
dooret rnd bClh6 -pis4 6a~n~d
1181 Bibi.
ROBB Street $2M, South
-$10M, East Coast $12M,
Downtown business -$120M -
US$1.5M. Call Diana 227
DIAMOND, Vreed-en-Hoop,
Good Fortuln, WBD Cornelia
Ida, WCD Crane Old Road,
Diamond. 829-8253, 693-3513.
KITTY Good business
location with 3 bedroom
residence upstairs $i26M -
6No b~e~r deFreitas 211506/

No be h erets t 1-1 06

$65M, ECD -$3M -$4M -
S6.5M $16M, Lower East Bank
$15M, Cam bellville $12M
Tel. 227-225{ -
AA Eccles $28M, Lamaha
Gardens $35M, Queenstown -
$50M, Prashad Nagar $18M,
Bel Air Park $20M. Keyhomes
- 684-1852.
GARDENS Spacious 3
bedroom house with two & half
baths on corner lot Quiet aoodd
deri hoo 31-106M/642 5874.
KITTY -$12M, LBI -$6M
Prashad Nagar -$20M'
Queenstown -$20M, Atlantig
Gardens $30M, Re public Park
-$32M. Call Carol 226-6809
612-9785 '
LOTS: Queenstown -$32M,
$45M, $70M, Prashad Nagar -
$45M, New Providence -
$70M, Rep~ublic Park $45M,
Subrvanville -$1I00M, O le g
$50MI. Call Carol -2660,

ONE 26" Sharp remote
colour television. Four grills for
2o4-0e~n ng Picn54heap. Tel.
PUPS for sale. 8 weeks old

pwoemef uff26- 54 6 0

1-STALL at Bourda Market.
Stall No. 24 Section 'A

1 ST 14' rims with tyres
3-s.ta' FWID)4 holes. Price
Ch nclra 2u 6nle-4444.Ca
ONE floor model plastic
sealing machine. On~e
pressure washer, One '700
t~e nwe derng o dwtTeel.` 62m

RAZOR wire $4 500
Ame icr mdem paita i750
al223-5699, 227-0723, 62 -
1392. 222-5013

For all yoll
L00tards, Tights,
Dac Cosue

Dance Shoes. School
lohs& many more

We are located at-

.1 FORD 5 000 engi d, 1
s~et 315 Pkne ge~no at r 12
Kva, MF 35 Crown and Pinion.
Contact 641-8885, 254-1195
VIDEO Pr actors, la. too
com uters, elefric box gia
digit al cameras, crown/Q'i4sd
amplifiers, celestion/
emerience speakers Plasma
TV. Contact 226-64'32, 623-
TV sale 50 new 27", 50
used 27", used 19", prices
as low as 20 000 we will
beat any price by $80b0. Salod
Marketing, 20 oPsitge Maraj
Bu 11ding 29,227-

Deliey 225-517
Member, Water QlualyAsoitn

OLD. CALL 220-6879.
USED awing windows
(aluminium). Call 226-6570,
10-TON 3-wheel road roller,
working condition. Call 623-
SKlD steer Caterpillar 246,
exelent condition. Call 623-

TWO industrial fr ers and
one industrial grill. Tel. # 226-
1 SLATE 8' Canadian
mad d62p table $400 000.

Sony ST7'Floor Model -$299,000
Philips 57"RFoor Model $299,000
Sony 65"X8R $400 000
TOSilisha*$ $1350,000
Phrilips Magitavox 6f' $350,000

8Rdb St., Lacytown.0/.2-532543 G
S Camlp &Durban St.6/ 231-3602

POOL Tables $70 000.
Locally made 220-4791, 626-

~OaNE5 manehDo errman .dT

sao bcEmEplea~ir dressing
FAWN/White ftuf Pmek
6e ae 04 yrs. old. 231-4 02.
1 3-PHASE milk shake
5m~achin~e onvwh~eels. Call 624-
ONE wardrobe and one
sanding machine. 'Price
negotiable. Tel. No. 694-8227.
3 YAMAHA ourtboards (40
H ), (25 Hp & (15 Hp). Contact
6 0- 802, 318-2089:
dameh setsC& Ille clothing
- -
.ONE working 15 cubic foot
Frl91daire refrigerator $30
00 Tel. 226-5906-
BRIGHTLY coloured tie-
dyed fabric. crafted b ~~a
cetiie pro essiona 17-
ORIGINAL brand name
clothes & sun glasses from USA
very cheap 220-4791.
CUTE~~~~~ 7 ek l up
CUTEl 7weeks olciafd u aesd
dmaolr bedd all2c3c2a624.


LAND Roe Disoey
65K2K Seies. oCar 2 3co23elT
1 AE 100 Corolla, AC
magdst excellent working
con i lon. Call 644-5540,2-
Jube after / pm.
JUST arrived 1 Honda
Civic, colour 'Silver', power
everything .Please contact
Jeromes ,4-70
1 TOYOTA 212 alarm,
CD deck AC, fully powered
condition. C Is 654-05x5c4len

HB 5157, AT 150 To ota
Coroaabe ?700 000. dirice
21 -0427, 615-94n a ln
ONE Silver Grev Lon
Base RZ minibus BHH 147T
in working2condition. Contact

SAT 1400-TOOYOT ICoron~a
atnomaic with ag seexce6ln
5209, 645-5637. Price
raoD DE Grand Caravan
SE like new also Honda
91 oo ylaer s2o6-D4a77

NISSAN Frontier 4 x 4
Extra Cab Dick up also GMC
-2a6C4al77x2425-2e 19pu
722 AT 192 CARINA, F/
Dowered with mag, visors, AC
& CD music. Price $1.4M
neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.
Jeep fog lam ,remote
Keniwoo CD ayer PJJ
series. Immnaculatr condition -
li27Mnaeg. Call 218-3827 or
Toyota Land Cruiser Fj 80,
fully automatic, Crash Bar,Su
Roof, Mag wheels, Foot Board,
setries 7s5M owpnoer levi g.
Tel: 650-2706.
AT 212 192 Carina, AE
100 Corolla, Sprinter Ceres,
AE 110 Corolla EP 81 Starlet,
6211640bnny. Amar 226-9691,

chrolme mUgs4- ulr er ACh
crash bars and music in
excellent condition. PHH
6S~eres. ri 2636M2 1, 625-

-~ E

1 -CRV, top-notch
Condition,mags, Crash
B8fS, ROof Rack, etc.

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam Poicre Station
Tel: 225-9700
SALES. RZ Long Base, EFI
minibuses, BJJ, EGG Setries,
mags, music, excellent
condition. Price from $700
3060 Te6 #21679-0258, 680-

000 1A0TSP2 -N ER250 025
60 OM00,AGX 02 MC2 in l.7M1
2A 6 T~aaoma -2 -68 5 ni--ue
0856, 699-6667.
1 CANTER Nissan 6
c linder diesel, 3 ton oen
whcek sGeDDr yercosq -Saocdk
as is. Tel: 226-8454. Credit
can be arrange.
GMC Tow truck com actor
garbage truck Samurai Suzuki
Jeep and Nissan 720 pick-up.
All vehicles sold as Is. Call
Richard 609-7675, 233-

26NEW Toyota Nadia SUV
reeti re I~stered, original
dmia s, caner television,
dgtal duash~bord,,, fully
powered all wheel drive
vehicle. Call 643-7406

PARTS for Dryers/
W so rs. Termo tats rn p,
etc. Technician availa le. Call
125 CC JIALING Scooter #
CE 4646, also 1 Dair L-7 Kiekers
1 200 watts in fur box, with 2
Kiekers Grill. Tel. 222-5013-
ONE 17" high definition
bright view screen display
pavlion DV 9320 US Lraeptop.
One Kenmore upri ht fezr
and one Kenmore fridge. Call

1-700 KVA Volvo Penta
Generator Set (250 HRS)

1 0 HP Ee~ctric5 Mor i
2301460 and 575 VoltS,
single and 3 Phase
New reduction gearboxes
a|| sizes and 2 used
small conveyor systems
with spares.

Contact 227-0001
or 683-9219

SONY Computer
(complete) cordless phones,
camrnse colos, ae umssisD
I~aoyer remote). Mucn more.
hoe23-1885, 642-3722.
ouWO5D sample 5ssizewitoh
commercial common and
scientific names in boxes and
display boards. Tel. 226-1757
24 Bel Vior Court, Bel Air. '
JUST arrived. Intel
Pentium 3 computers
complete with monitor,
ke board, Ig mouse. Price -
$4E 000. Cal1 Future Tech on
231-2206, 690-5262.
FOREIGN & local d ool tables
8 scessore hnocludn ogu bec
Call hiaka 220-4298, 609-
votON 80 K a genera~tor se
1800 RPM, Amp 125/250 one
clHpmotoP ot~s 240C/ OMH

1- Bedford truck spare
wheel 900x20 needs tyre, new
liner $5000, 1 -truck hydraulic
dump pump with frive shaft-
$25,'000; 1- Hymac &
cater illar starter 24V $40,000
call 650-2706.
17" LCD flat screen Dell
dimension 521, AMD
Sam son Processor 446 MB
RsaM, 312 BiGBO/SardVindd w
almost new. Contact 220-7047,


(Perfe~ct or the whole family)

NOW in Stock for the
fisttitme inVGuyana Prempoa
information, Call 227-6397.
ELECTRICAL motors 15
Hp 100 H main switches _
500v, bus bars 500 & 600
amps Allan West Auto
Transformer Starters 75 & 00
amps. Entrance cable 200mm
3 core. Call 662-3873.
UBS 2.0 external Hard
Drive 250 GB, compact flash
cd2 G Sca misci rlhdc r

Sawmill equip~ment- large
Amtran aSdawl C amer fon
lar e stand 110/240V 2 sets
me al roller on stand, 1-
amstrong chain stretcher etc.
all for $50 000 usa made.
Tel: 650 2700

Isum UrrmCWIGP 8sfsl RI

Cirki- 20800Il IIrllorep -iig

Chrill- 4110-II Wftlli St.ll

Rebuilding & Spare Parts Service,
388 Sou h Rulmveldt Gardens,
Tel. 218-1469, 218-3899 623-
1003. Spares parts available for
cater illar, Cummins and Detroit
diesel engines. Also Kubota spares

110V $Bell0 &0Hosml va Irorn
cleaner542V $4000(biack &
decker). 1- Xerox 5028 copier
ned~s0 2roleurr% wh 2 nuala
at 0,6,000 eachV Hindi electric
t pe ritr 110J $25,000 call

WOMAN leaving country
has household items to self.
Fridge, washing machine, bed,
compressed air tank, plastic
chairs, com uter. Contact 223.
6865, .64 -3671 anytime.
Ever thing in excellent
condo lion.
1- new child bic cle carrier
usa made -$8000 new volly
ball nets-good quality-$10,00
ppr (xbod s9.w11- m5 0
pper box, I lar e canadian
pp sred er l16V -94n5,000

HYMAC spares 2 hoist rams
- $70 000 each, 1 top ram -
$160 000e 1 Ford 360 0en ine
wal gngrnodors $2605000000ech
2a spocketm shfts ea-5$ 5 O
000, Ca dinn 5 cket $60
SALE! SALE! SALE! 1 six-
ha oinnshonnrnouI r,112 4
surface 1 band saw, joiner and
surface, sharpeners, radial arm
saw, square blocks, round
blocks, slotted knives, flat
knives, saw blade, 1 hoister fork
lift 2-ton, etc. Tel. 270-6460
609-7852, 684-5115. '
YAMAHA EF 6000 watts
g neratr, gasb@ n, ke astar

2P2i0cCAT60D 300000 en 2 -
nis nre6 cyi der stM onr
Vergenoeae~n Rice Mill Coop
Societv at 260-2599, 260-2549,
260-2 49-

$200 p~er ftYD2AU ?Plmpresseor
tank $10 000 1" canvas hose
-$3 000, 5/8 Iavanised pipe
-$300, per let~h, 1 Hon a 9
Hp engine $ 5 000, 1 Hard
truck -$5 000 3 bar stools -
$6 000, 2 100- bascyndr
reur t%s Hp $60 0000 r c

gas brewed ideal for rearin
duckling chicken & pullet, 24
DC lamp with wire loom ideal
for canter truck. Ask for Bobby
- 266-0312, 627-7835.

t~-~l-l-`--l'~.- -P-.. -------~ ---~1---.-. --..

CUMMINGS generator
Cngmnes ad 8d~eroit d~i el p
marine en ine couple up to
a 8x10 hig pressure water
pump ana one Caterrillar
3406 enrginvior tuk3
also 1 Bobcat 963.Cl 2
1003, 218-1469.
1 FRIDGE freezer $65
000, 1 small frid e $40 000
3 co puters $ 0 000 each, 4
$25 1 home theatre

memvijor ceear 3 amsoes and

000l~oo, 1 rock ot- 50 1
- rcels contokers -l 8 001- od
proessorm $15 00 ot, pa-
payssdion-in h abl wui th ur

scannrler, photcontler ardtr
caacnh car 77515800,$5 00
(Coint~c39.V annieni -3-39 $2

00,1 BEDFORDpo Truck,5 -ton.
- ic ookeoo-580 TANCT)61 89E

ONiE AEddn 150s whCorowna
excelen condtin Tel.-$7 00 64-

excanelenht condition EFL Cal

1ca -e 2 12 a CAIN PKK ful
PCC Moto carbdriving and

1 RZDOR MINIUS, excellnt
2657-80876, 69-
wr1T 813 Sn~d na. CE Ce61t
9802, 918039 COTC 6-79


1 110 TOYOTA Corolla,
2H9B 522626091365M. Call 220-
1 MARINO fully powered,
Cdxcellenit condition.
1 AT Corona EFI, 16" crome
rims, music, PGG series. Tel. #
ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona
EFI fully powered, automatic,
AC, etc. Tel. # 616'-9884

RZ minibus BGG series
2Good2 king condition. Call
PK8KMSelie~s fuHIyoaded -
$1-8 ~ R Series
$rl 5un.e. let ob400-sou
1 AA 60 CARINA -
atokmati excellent condition
220-2583, Celriv1~el'6r M.Ca
1 TOYOTA Starlet EP 71
non-Turbo good condition,

1 Ctaber i2nl6-1415 moe

AT17 TOYOTA HiuxSrf -
automatic, fully po~rwered ,
$0 0 Contact Rocky- 225- ,


225-8700, 8238072
Bffhill BiekdillilPalilliO

1 GRAND Cherokee
Limited. Leather interior
spinners. 1 Acura Legend
leather interior 18" Lexanie
rims. Contact Patrick 226-
6432, 623-2477.
1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Priv de automatic fully
Priwe $1.3AM C, m acC lio m-
#225- 400, 621-5902.
1 SIZUKI Wagon Jeep 4
doorerneed Amodla manCDl, D l

kTd~bprl~e '$b21.4M. Contact
110# 6215902A2251 4 0
000, AT 192 Carin~a 1 450
000, AT 22 Carina $16 0 000.
ump~ue Auto Sales 227-
35,647-0856, 699-6667.
'02' 4 X 4 RIMS. PRICES
upONGEKKFord42F 50 VPck
condition. Excellent. Price
280M neg. Call KK 322-
1 F 150 Ford X-tra Cab
pick ~up, new model. Ma s and
music, excellent condition.
2 icle 623556M39neg. Tel. 266-
ONE 2000 Limited Toeyota

uoe~e~r 3V2DO reoavera a, ec.
TOYOTA Ipsmva 1997
white PJJ ser ,mfu @Irloaded
"C 12.650 -Mt~em payment neg.
ONE new Toyota Tacoma
pic~k up (never used) stick gear,
4WDl with ori inal camper s ell.
ONE Toyota 3Y van/bus
good working condition no
2e~a oale645fe r~efused. Call
ONE Longe Open Tray
46ner 7xe n tc nditioan

2001 Hilux Extra Cab pick-
up, 5-speed manua0.5L diesel
i85neNeve reris~tered~e.68-
1 AT 212 Carina (purple)
PKK series 16" full enrome
rims, tip-to~pcondition. Price
$2M neg. Call 266-2722, 629-
1 AT 170 CORONA, new
model, AC, music r as, fully
Co t~ac Dare Persandeg.
ONE (1)125 cc Jailln
scooter and one complete 12
cc Jailing scooter egin~e for
123 35P0rc ande 6Te on #


wt lhmn ngin (alnie
$ speed, Headers, Mag Wheels, CD Player,
Cabarator. Exccellent condition

automatic fully powered $656
000. Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902. Contagg
AT 1,50 TOYOTA Corona,
automatic price $525 000 .11..1 0 1
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or

JIALING 100 cc motor
scooter, good working condition
- $130 000O. Call 223-6865/646-

unusanam V

CC 600 with Chrome Rims
& Exhaust. Jacket, Helmet
& Gloves Included.

one Desk Top
includ ing
Monitor, I
KeyboardPU .

Speakers, M ~

exce NenE cond tion aPric~er8e7s5
000 ne otiable. Tele ho~ne
number 622-6090 or 26 -0820.
charere Ex Ilnet comd t on. C~a
67 -6008, 643-522.

17" 1ri 'OYO Aneearm CDSVM
player. C 11641-1231. '

71520 E prec. CanClu 2-04 5
or 685-8 32 anytime.
Mitsubishi Canter, excellent
working condition. Contact 231-
8661, 88-9167.
1 NISSAN Vanette minibus,
manual, in excellent condition
22353 00006201 9 t Rocky -
NISSAN Sentra automatic)

oreais e 2A k177, 24 E
1 AT 212 Dark Silver, mags,
DV, alarm $2.2M ne Contact
2S n- 0 0226-9321, 696-3369,
1 AT 150 Toyota Corona
(Private), automatic fgull
power, mags. Price $58000
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
1 NISSAN (4x2) Pick u ,
gear, mag rims, excellent
con1 fion Pice $6820105 0

1 TOYOTA RZ Iong bus
mini bus mags, music, excellent
condition $1.3M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-5902.

LOW Iniles fully skirt kit (spoilers)
Veff 11100, 11) M0g WheelS

1 TOYOTA 4-Runner and
cmptr u6-0w~nerbmegrating,
CARINA 212, PKK 6145,
top condition. Contact Tel. No.
614-7200 or 222-6778.

Cab diEselo NvaerH ueiste tdr -
$3.8M fixed 689-58 8.
WORKING Vauxhall Viva
bing4 8od ssc~ra0.- $35 000

LongOB~aseR Pricminib1usb0EOFOld
neg. Call 622-6673, 227-3862.
1 212 To ota Carina PJJ
Seis at mt a, full
poee 0A0Cu ae ts. P~r c
1400, 621-5902.
1 EP 82 Starlet, 2-door
Turbo automatic, full
oPwered, ACma rims," C
lae.Pce $9590.Contact
TOYOTA Corona AT 150
gOd working bcondit in6-0462570
1 AE 91 Corolla, ood
condition, family owned $700
000 neg. Call 688-2068, 664-

crisis, rent a direct TV for after
a hard days work, you can relax
with your family and view the
channel of your choice. For
more information contact -#
231-6093, 227-1151.

flake ic em~aThn NitchT2e0rn )
holding room with heavi
installation. Almost new,
excellent condition. Price -
$4.3M. Contact 225-1400,

Parne 9 & 24.065

9 fate interior,
Mag heels, CLTovo
player only l7oo
ori anal mile, .
s1ks now **
best o oer ep


Country Side beat Bourda Market

XI in MY L Trophy Stall softball

COUNTRY Side defeated matches: Rocky XI in their first
Bourda Market XI by a match got the better of~
massive 119-run margin in Ruimzeight XI by eight wick-i
the latest round of the Tro- ets. Ruimzeight XI batted first'
phy Stall Muslim Youth and scored 94 all out in 11.3
League 15-over softball overs (Anand Bharat 25:,
cricket competition on the Bisham Persaud 4-14 from 3i
West Coast of Demerara. overs).In reply, Rocky XI scored'
Country Side batted first 95-2 mn 8 overs: Amrit Jairalr
and piled up 179-9 at the ex- 59 not out.
piration of the 15 overs while Rocky XI continued their un
Bourda Mark~et XI in reply beaten run by making light wol
were dashed out for a paltry of Bellevue by 9 wickets
60 in 12 overs. Bellevue batted first and scored
Jagdesh Deosaran1, 100 all out in 13 overs (Terr,
brother of former national Samuels 29; Ramdial Rambharos;
Under-19 player Krishna 3-22, Bisham Persaud 3-19)
Deosaran, led the way with Rocky XI in reply rushed to 103
an entertaining 56 which l in 7.20overs: Amrit Jairam 64 not
included seven sixes and out, Bisham Persaud 20 not out.
got good support from Unstoppable XI defeated;
Davenand Samaroo who Bellevue in their second mate'
made 34. Je wan Dasrat by 57 runs. Unstoppable XI bat
claimed three for 35 from ted and made 184-7 in 15 over.
his allotted three overs. (Rajin Tulkan 65, Nafeenr
Riaz Hanif bagged three Mohamed 38 not out; Khemra
for three in 1.5 overs and Gobin 2-20). Bellevue XI mad
Sakichan Jagdeo with three for a spirited reply scoring 127 a;
five from 3 overs as the chief out in 14.1 overs (Hassani
destroyers for the winners. Inshan 36; Harry Singh 3-24).
Scores in the other. Unstoppable XI lost to Stree.
Boys by seven wickets. Unstop
InrrrlU I pable XI batted first scoring 12;

WANTED -2 or 3- o4 mai 161 covers 4-n7Tulkoa
bedroom house or ~apartments three overs (Kissoon Singh 2-21
to ritr n2with0parkn gs~a In reply Street Boys XI score.~
No. 612-6672. 121-3 in 11 overs (Anand Khemr
Kitch~eNEAsssatlaent, erxp rinna Street Boys in their second,
in cauntttdng r eat rs aC dfnite match defeated Players XI b,.
adatao Gedrma 's a piantaon thre ewic ets.1P~layersoXIbiatte
New Market Street. North fis crn 05aloti
Cumnlingsburg. overs (Michael Persaud 391
HONEST, decent, Anand Khemraj 3-1, Wahid
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Hosting of Futsal

tournament hangs

in the balance

...sonzeI countrflies conlcemede about security

By Rawle Toney

GUYANA'S chance of hosting one of the Caribbean Foot-
ball Union's most prestigious tournaments the CFU
FUTSAL. tournament. hangs in the balance since some of
the participating countries base expressed concerns about
their safety.
According to Iinormation reaching Chroncle Sport Sunnamle,
St Maarten and Pueno Rico hav;e exspressed great concerns for
the safety ofi their players 11n Gusana. following the twoa recent
masjacres in Luslgnan and Bartica which left some '3 people
High lead e xeacu~l\ es of the CFU willI debbecrate wrhether or
not Gusana wlll host the Mlarch 5-9 event during the CFU s
congress which is presently on in Guadeloupe.
A- decision a l11 be made by tomorrow
According to sources close to this newspaper, the hea\y
cost of hosting the tournament was and still remains a major
concern for the Guyana Football Federation IGFFI since
some 4I million dollars is needed.
;Hcin the to:urnamlent was3 firSt held In the T\\tn MInnd Re-
public of Trinidad and Tobago every country was tasked to fi-
nancially support their team.
The source further poi~nted out that Guyana, on the other
hand, is not so Ilck), .slnce rhis colunlri is faced w ith cat~ering
the cost of five visiting countries Trus has certainly thrown the
GFF off their pivot since their efforts to solicit support from
corporate Guyana is not working according to plan. Despite this,
team Guyana will intensify preparations for the event,
The GFF has encamped 16 of the best Futsal players
who are currentl? training dail! at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall.
In the short-listed 16 are Englishman Andrew Reading,
who plays professionally in England, and the Golden Jag-
uars' trio of Carey Harris, Shawn Bishop and Konata
Twrel\ e pla! ers will make the final cut to thi njtional side.
The sixleam~n Canbbesan tournament. wuc~h wIll qualift' two
squads to the 300:8 CONCACA~F Futwal chamnpionsi~up. has two
groups of three. HaIn. SI Maa~rten and Guyana m group A. and
Puerto Rico, Sunrmame and Trinidad &; Tobago a group B.
The two(: Canbbean quahriers wi~ll Join Costa Rica. Cuba,
nlexio. Panamal. UiSA and the hosts Guatemals at the 200S1
CONCACAF Futrjal Champsonstups In Guatemala City from
June 1 to 8
The CONCACAF championship will also progress three
teams to the 200)8 FIFA Futsal W'orld Cup in Brazil from
October I to 19.

FOrmer amateur boxer" "
From back page

welterweight amateur champion broke his neck while div-
ing into the Demerara River to 'take a dip' as the
Rastafarian community would say.

minutes after fishing Harris out of the water, met his death
when he plunged into the same river. reportedly to wash

The other media houses reported that the boar operator also
brokeC his neck and died.
Harns wasl one of Guyana's finest amateur boxe~rs who rep-
resented lus country with pnde and brrought gloryv to Guyana
A former member of the Salem and Republican Boxing
gyms, Harris would always be remembered for his three
battles with Wincel '~Lil Spiderman' Thomas.
Harris no~n the first tao at the Guvana Police Force Tacti-
cal Serviceb U~nur facility before going down to Thomas (who
was also a crafts jumor-wrlenvlerght fighter.) in the third bout.
Harris, however, managed to represent Guyana at the
annual Cardinal Games in Cuba and did Guyana proud on
the first night of the tournament.
See more on Harris' career in tomorrow's issue of
Chronicle Sport. _~_~-a



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Uphill task f or India in CB series final

- Jeff rev defeats Khail

well-deserved victory.
The tournament is sched-
uled to conclude with the fi-
nal round of matches this af-
Results from Friday Feb-
ruary 29;
Category A
Alexander Arjoon defeated
Jason-Ray Khalil 9/2, 9/3, 9/1.
Kristian Jeffrey defeated
Deje Dias 9/1 9/4 9/4.
Category B
Keisha Jeffrey defeated
Ashley Khalil 9/4, 9/4, 1/9, 1/
9, 9/5.
Joshua Abdool defeated
Kayla Jeffrey 9/3, 9/6, 9/5.
SNicholas Narain defeated
Daina King 9/2, 9/1. 2/9. 9/5.
Category C
Abhishek Singh defeated
Nyron Joseph 9/5, 9/3, 9/1.

Mary Fung-A-Fat defeated
Nyron Joseph 9/3, 9/7, 9/3.
Category D
Brandon Bento defeated
Shaquille Bowen 9/2, 9/0.
Category E
Samantha Fernandes de-
feated Rebecca Xavier 15/5, 15/

SCategory H
Daniel Persaud defeated
Ben Mekdeci 15/8, 15/6.
Nicholas Peters defeated
Alexander Cheeks 15/5, 15/12.
Category G
Alonzo Lawrie defeated
Taylor Fernandes 15/8, 16/17,
Tricia Mannialall defeated
Immanuel Barker 15/5, 15/7.
Alec Melville defeated
Matthew Phang 13/15, 15/11,

IT was a much anticipated
match-up between Ashley
Khalil and Keisha Jeffrey on
Friday evening in the Toucan
Industries Inc. Mash Junior
Squash Tournament at the
Georgetown Squash courts
and it lived up to expecta-
The two split their last
two encounters, with Jef-
frey taking the national
women's title last year while
Khalil was triumphant when
the two met in the Carib-
bean Under-15 final. This
time around both players
seemed hyped for the match
and were rushing their shots
early on, which resulted in

numerous unforced errors,
It was Jeffrey who pushed
the early pace and the match
looked to be heading for a
blowout when she took the
first two games 9-4 and 9-4 in
quick time.
Khalil, who is well-known
for her competitive spirit, buck-
led down in the third while Jef-
frey seemed to tire and in a flash
the match was level after Khalil
took the next two 9-1, 9-1.
Jeffrey regrouped in the fifth
and raced out to a 7-2 lead be-
fore Khalil slowly worked her
way to 5-8. She managed to save
one match point but Jeffrey was
not be denied and she let out a
cry of "yes" after completing a

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Arsenal scored a
late goal to force a 1-1 draw
against Aston Villa although
their lead at the top of the
Premier League was cut to
one point after Manchester
United won 3-0 at Fulham
Substitute Nicklas
Bendtner netted with seconds
remaining to deny Villa victory
and take Arsenal to 65 points,
One more than United who stay
Third-placed Chelsea won
4-0 at West Ham United de-
spite having Frank Lampard,
who scored the opening goal
against his former club, sent off
after 33 minutes for what ap-
peared to be an innocuous push
on Luis Boa Morte.
Chelsea have 58 points
and a game in hand on the
top two.
For much of the afternoon,
Arsenal struggled against Villa
and looked to be heading for

their first home league defeat of
the season and only their second
at the Emirates since moving
there at the start of last season.
Villa went ahead when Arse-
nal defender Philippe Senderos
turned a Gabriel Agbonlahor
shot into his own net after 27
minutes and were in control with
some excellent football.
However, Arsenal kept
pushing forward and were re-
warded just before the end with
Bendtner's close-range goal.
"Wle were dominated physi-
cally and technically by Aston
Villa but came back in the sec-
ond half. The point could be of
vital importance at the end of the
season," relieved Arsenal man-
ager Arsene Wenger told Sky
Sports News.
Manchester United, who had
not been beaten at Fulham since
1r964, never looked like losing
that record after Owen
Hargreaves put them ahead with
a clever free kick in the 15th
minute, his first goal for United.
Park Ji-sung's 44th minute
header and a Simon Davies own

goal after 72 minutes gave
United a straightforward vic-
tory, leaving Fulham deep in
relegation trouble.
"It was a professional per-
formance and we did the job
well," United manager Alex
Ferguson told Sky Sports.

Birmingham City improved
their chances of avoiding the
drop with a 4-1 home victory
over League Cup winners
Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a
Mikael Forssell hat-trick.
Sebastian Larsson, who
struck a stunning last-minute
winner when Birmingham beat
Spurs 3-2 at White Hart Lane
in December, scored again from
a free kick early in the second
Spurs, who beat Chelsea to
win the League Cup last Sun-
day, slumped to their heaviest
loss of the season.
Reading ended a run of
eight successive league de-
feats with a 1-0 victory at
Middlesbrough, James

Harper scoring the only goal
in the final minute.
However, Reading stayed
in the relegation zone along
with Fulham and Derby
County, who drew 0-0 at home
to Sunderland as the visitors
ended a run of 10 successive
away league defeats.
But there was no joy for
Newcastle United, who domi-
nated at home against
Blackburn Rovers but lost to a
late breakaway goal from Matt
Derbyshire that secured a 1-0
Newcastle have failed to
win in seven league and cup
matches since Kevin Keegan re-
turned as manager in mid-Janu-
ary while Blackburn's win
maintains their challenge for a
UEFA Cup place.
Yesterday's late match
ended in a goalless draw be-
tween Manchester City and
Wigan Athletic which
slightly eased Wigan's rel-
egation worries but did little
to boost City's hopes of Eu-
ropean football next season.

these finals; for Ricky
Ponting and Adam Gilchrist,
the numbers are much
closer to their career stats.
Sachin Tendulkar
showed signs of shrugging
off his poor run with a glo-
riou 6 agandast Sr SLena sain
nals might be his last chance
to score an ODI century in
Australia in 38 matches in
this country, he averages
32.57, with nine fifties but
no hundred.
In the 36 finals he has
played so far his average is
an impressive 47.96, but in
his last 14 finals, the stats
are quite ordinary: only 310
runs at 25.83. (Cricinfo)

By S. Rajesh

INDIA have managed to put
at across Sri Lanka and
make it to the final of the CB
Series, but a much tougher
task awaits them over the

nextN toy will they have to
overcome a strong Australian
side who, admittedly, have
struggled a fair bit themselves
in this tournament but also
their dismal record in finals.
In the last nine years,
India have featured in 21
such ODIs, and have only
won once, when they beat
England in the 2002 NatWest
Series at Lord's.
Australia, on the other

hand, have relished the big occa-
sion, winning 19.of their last 24
matches in finals. Their only
three losses have come against
England twice, in the CB Se-
ries last season and against Sri
Lanka in the first final in 2005-

0.Australia's record in fi-
nals of the triangular tour-
nament at home is equally
imposing: on the last 11 oc-
casions when they have
reached the finals, dating
back to the 1993-94 season,
they have won 20 out of 25
matches, and ten out of 11
Of their five defeats, four
came in the first final, but on
three of those occasions twice

against South Africa and once
against Sri Lanka they went on
to win the next two and win the
tournament. The only team to
deny them the championship
during this period was England,
who won two in a row to claim
the crw last seS ndshs

had a quiet series so far, but
it might be the proverbial lull
before a shower of runs:
Symonds has shown a par-
ticular liking to the triangu-
lar finals at home, scoring
402 runs at an average of
50.25, well above his career
ODI average of 39.76.
Matthew Hayden is the
other Australian batsman
with a 50-plus average in

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Junior Squash Tournament

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Australia confirmed as top seed

for ICC Champions Ttophy 2008

Sri Lanka 's consolation victory in tri-serieS
keeps it ahead of England in sixth place
LG ICC ODI Championship Table

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fourth position when
the points are calcu-
lated beyond the deci-
mal point.
On the other
hand, if Australia win
the tournament in two
straight matches, it
will go to 132 ratings
points with India stay-
ing on 110 points. A
2-1 win for Australia
would mean that the
home team would fin-
ish on 130 points
while India would re-
turn home on 111 rat-
ings points.
In the latest LG
ICC Player Rankings for ODI
batsmen, no Sri Lanka batsman
now figures in the top-10 after
Kumar Sangakkara dropped
four places to 12th position.
Captain Mahela Jayawardene is
in 20th position.
Ponting leads the batsmen's



In fond remembrance of a beloved husband, father,
brother of the late DONALD ALEXANDER
DALY who died on February 21, 2007.
Your memories are preciouS
and wil never grow o d
It is written in our hearts in letters of gold
Life goes on we know it's true
BUt nOt the same since losing you

Inserted by his wife Iris Waveney,
children and grandchildren, sister,
brother, relatives and friends.



Roopnarain Ramlall
a.k.a. Dodi

who passed away on March 3, 2007

It is one year since that terrible day when
our dear one was tragically taken away

We lost a loved one with a heart of gold
How much we miss him can never be told
He shared our troubles and helped us
If we follow his footsteps we can never go

He was a husband, Father, Grandfather so
rare content in his home and always there
Your vacant place no one can fill
We miss you so much and always will

Inserted by his grieving Wife, Five (5)
Children, Daughters-in-law, Sons-in-law and

Singh is in 17th spot after drop-
ping one place.
Gautam Gambhir is the
most improved batsman after
rising 10 places to 26th posi-
In the LG ICC Player
Rankings for ODI bowlers, Sri
Lanka's trio of Muttiah
Muralitharan, Farveez
Maharoof and Lasith Malinga
lost ground. Muralitharan
dropped two places to eighth
place, Maharoof slipped one
place to 10th spot and Malinga
fell three places to 17th posi-
New Zealand captain
Daniel Vettori's top position is
under serious threat by second-
placed Aplstralia fast bowler
Nathan Bracken who is just 12
points behind. A good perfor-
mance in the final can help him
claim the coveted spot.
Bracken's team-mate Brett
Lee has improved two places
and now sits on fifth position
while Mitchell Johnson is on
11th spot and could well break
into the top 10 for the first
India has no bowler in the
top 10 and Harbhajan Singh 4irms
22nd position is the highest-
ranked India bowler. Irfan
Pathan is in 30th place after
climbing five spots while Ishant
Sharma is 110th after gaining 27
Pakistan captain Shoaib
Malik heads the LG ICC
Player Rankings for all-
rounders with South Africa's
Jacques Kallis' in second
place, just three points be-
hind. (ICC website)

REIGNING champions Aus-
tralia has been confirmed as
the top seed for this
September's ICC Champions
Trophy in Pakistan after the
completion of the preliminary
round matches of the tri-se-
ries in Melbourne on Friday.
The cut-off date for the de-
termination of the seedings for
the ICC Champions Trophy
2008 is March 12. But with
only the finals of the tri-series
remaining, the LG ICC ODI
Championship table cannot be
changed irrespective of how the
best-of-three final pans out.
South Africa, winners of the
inaugural tournament in 1998 in
Bangladesh, will be seeded sec-
ond followed by New Zealand,

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, En-
gland and the West Indies in the
eight-team tournament. The
groupings will be announced on
March 12.
Sri Lanka avoided a slip in
the LG ICC ODI Champion-
ship table, the yardstick to de-
cide teams seedings, when it
signed off with a 13-run victory
over Australia. Had Australia
won the game, Sri Lanka would
have slipped to seventh posi-
tion with England moving up to
sixth place.
Australia and India will now
go head-to-head in the best-of-
three final, aware of the fact that
whatever the outcome, the
championship table will not


However, should India win
the final in two matches Ricky
Ponting's side will drop to 127
ratings points, same as South
Africa but ahead of Graeme
Smith's side when the points are
calculated beyond the decimal
Likewise, India will also
join New Zealand on 113 rat-
ings points but will remain in

list with Adam Gilchrist breath-
ing down his neck in second
place after rising four places.
Gilchrist, who retires after this
series, is just 32 points behind
and has a realistic chance of
signing off on top of the list-
Besides Gilchrist, Matthew
Hayden is the only other Aus-
tralia batsman to make some
progress while Michael Clarke,
Mike Hussey and Andrew
Symonds all slipped down the
Hayden climbed one place
to 11th position while Clarke
slipped three places to fifth po-
sition, Hussey dropped two
places to seventh spot and
tymondstfell three positions to
14hspo .
For India, captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the
highest-ranked batsman in ninth
position while Sachin Tendulkar
improved by three places to
11th spot, a place which he
shares with Symonds. Yuvraj

By Timothy Collings

last weekend.
"If one team is making three
times more foul tackles than the
other then they need to be pun-
ished," Wenger told reporters on
"I am not asking for special
treatment. The referees have to
find an answer. I don't want to
go into what is right and
Brazilian-born Eduardo suf-
fered a fractured left fibula and
an open dislocation of his ankle
joint after a tackle by Birming-
ham City defender Martin Tay-
loraduringSaturday's 2-2 league
Wenger said his team had
committed the least number of
fus oeo th nras Ohre yas
Sportsdata, who compile team
and player performance statis-
tics for the Premier League.
The Arsenal squad has been

deeply affected, Wenger said, by
Eduardo's plight and the French-
man pointed out that the
Croatian's season-ending injury
was not the first of its kind to
be suffered by an Arsenal player.
"(Abou) Diaby was out for
nine months from the end of last
season after what was at the
time a very bad tackle."
Wenger said he had not yet
seen Eduardo, who was initially

taken to hospital in Birmingham
before being transferred to his
London home, but said the first
reactions following surgery to
the compound fractures to his
left leg were good.
"The most important thing
is that there are no signs of any
infections," said Wenger.
Asked if he felt he would
make a full recovery, he said:
"We think so."

gland (Reuters) Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger has
called on referees to give
greater protection to players
after the club's Croatian in-
ternational striker Eduardo
da Silva suffered a broken leg


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landmark becoming the latest
South Afnican to reach 5 000
Test runs, joining Jacques Kallis,
Gary Kirsten and Herschelle
Gibbs. He also became the first
South African to score four
double-hundreds, surpassing the
record he had shared with
A satisfied South Africa
coach Mickey-Arthur praised all
the batsmen for the feats they
had achieved.
"I am very satisfied, obvi-
ously our middle order
missed out today but they

SOUTH AAFRICA first innings
N.MIcl~enie bS. Hossain 226
G. Smith b A R~k 232
H. Amlalbw S.Hossain 38
4'. Prne S. osesan 2
AB de VBilers b S. Al Hasan 1
MI. Boucher c&b Al Hasan
b M. Rafique 21
R.Peterson c 2.Sddique
bM. Rafigue 4
Exs (b- 0,, 187, nb-2) 20
declared, 161.1 overs) 583
Fall of wickets: 1-415. 2-514, 3-
515, 4-519, 5-524, 6-579, 7-583.
Bowling: Mlortaza 28-6-92-0,

Shahadat Hossain finally
dismissed McKenzie for 226,
then trapped Hashim Amla for
38 and bowled Ashwell Prince
for two in his two subsequent
overs. Shakib Al Hasan then
bowled AB de Villiers for one.
Razzak made the break-
through in the first session of
the day bowling Smith for 232
with South Africa plundering
runs on a flat batting pitch to
the frustration of the
Bangladesh bowlers.

It was only the second
time a pair of openers had both
notched double-centuries in a
The first pair to achieve
the mark were Australia's Wil.
liam Lawry (210) and Robert
Simpson (201) against West
Indies mn Barbados mn 1965.
Smith faced 414 balls,
smashing 33 boundaries and
one six in his innings.
The opening pair's run
spree put South Africa in a
strong position to complete a
series whitewash after a five-
wicket win in the first Test.
Smith enjoyed a personal

played quite well in Dhaka.
So all our batsmen have had
a go."
"TThe one thing that strikes
me most was the intensity with
which they batted. That's the
Steyn said his bowling plan
worked well too. "We basically
forced the batsmen to play
shots that they shouldn't have
played," he said.
"We are just planning to
bowl them out cheaply and
put them to bat again and
win the match," he added.

Hossain 25-1-107-3 (nb-2),
Rafique 44.1-5-182-2 (w-1),
Razzak 31-1-129-1, Al Hasan 25-
4-68-1. Ashraful 3-0-20-0. Ahmed
BAG DESH first innings
T. Iqba c de Villiersb Seyn 14
Z. Siddlque c Boucher b Steyn 18
S. Nafees not out 7
M. Ashrafulc Boucher b Stayn 0
A. Razzak not out 8

Toal:(threewcss 16 overs) 6
Fallof wicket: 149,249, S49.
Bowling: Steyn 8-224-3 (nb4), Ntini
3-0-13-0, Mlorkel 3-0-16-0 (nb-3),
Peterson 2-1-1-0.

By Azad Majumder

Bangladesh (Reuters) Af-
ter setting an opening part-
nership record and declar-
mng their first innings on

took his tally for Test wicket-
keeping catches to 401, helping
South Africa restrict Bangladesh
to 60 for three at the close.
Earlier Skipper Graeme
Smith and Neil McKenzie set a
world record of 415 for an open-

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Villiers off a ninth-over delivery
from Steyn.
Boucher caught opener
Zunaed Siddique (18) and cap-
tain Mohammad Ashraful for a
duck off two consecutive deliv-
eries from Steyn, to set his

Smith was on 231 and
McKenzie on 170 in the morn-
ing when they surpassed the
record of 413 for the opening
wicket set by Indian pairing
Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy
against New Zealand in 1956.
South Africa were 570 for
five at tea and lost Boucher
(21) and Robin Peterson (4) to
left-arm spinner Mohammad
Rafique, who was playing his
last international and re-
moved them mn consecutive
overs to make his Test tally
to 100 wickets, a record for his
Graeme Smith declared the
innings just after Zunaed
Siddique caught Petersoli at slip
off a Rafique delivery. Rafique
also removed Poucher, caught at

Moimmad Rafigue celebrates his 100th Test wicket in

583 for seven, South Mfrica
also posted a wicket-keeping
record on the second day of
the second Test against
Bangladesh yesterday.
With twro catches behind,
wicketkeeper Mark Boucher
overtook Adam Gilchrist and

ing stand.
Pace bowler Dale Steyn took
all three Bangl'adesh wickets for
14 runs to reach 100 Test wick-
ets in just 20 Tests.
At the start of Bangladesh's
second innings Tamim Iqbal (14)
was caught at slip by AB de

- South African-born all-
rounder Grant Elliott has
been called into an injury-hit
New Zealand squad for the
first Test against England,
starting in Hamilton on

The uncapped Elliott was
included in an expanded 13-
man squad after Peter Fulton,
Michael Mason and Jesse
Ryder were ruled out with in-
Jamie How and Ross Tay-
lor were both recalled to the
squad as a reward for their im-
pressive performances in last
month's one-day series which
New Zealand won 3-1.
"We've haven't played a
lot of Test cricket lately so
the squad was chosen mostly
on one-day form," New
Zealand selector Dion Nash
told Reuters. "This squad is
for the first Test only then
we'll review it after that."
Elliott, 28, is a middle-or-
der batsman who also bowls
medium pace.
"He's a guy who has been

in our thinking for a while,"
Nash said.
"He's a very consistent
performer in first-class cricket
and has been involved in the
New Zealand A team. He gives
us a few extra options because
he brings some balance to the
How, who has not played a
Test since December 2006, joined
the squad to partner Matthew
Bell in opening the innings after
scoring a century in the one-
Nash said his inclusion
would allow former captain
Stephen Bell to bat at three.
"His (How) selection was a
bit of a no-brainer really. He's
been in great form in one-day
enicket and he virtually picked
Taylor, who was overlooked

for last month's two-Test series
against Bangladesh, also forced
the selectors' hands by topping
the batting averages in the lim-
ited-overs series.
"He hasn't played a Test for
a while but he's another player
who earned his place through
his performances in the one-
dayers," Nash said.
New Zealand are due to
host England in three Tests in
March, with the second match
in Wellington and the last in
New Zealand Daniel
Vettori (captain), Mathew
Bell, Grant Elliott, Stephen
Fleming, Jamie How, Chris
Martin, Brendon McCullum,
Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien,
Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel,
Mathew Sinclair, Ross Tay-

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
L'hris asul had 24 poitis and

Orleans Hornets to a 110-98
home win over the Utah Jazz
on Friday.
A 38-point first quarter in
\yhichi Paul scored 13 points
gave the Hornets a lead they
never lost.
"1 saw a very aggressive bas-
kietball teamn right from the statt,"
Hornets coach Byron Scott told
n-portlers. "I don't know if you can
keep up that aggressiveness and
inl nst utr minutes, but for
D~avid West added 25
points and 13 rebounds and
Peja Stojakovic contributed
20 points for the Hornets.
Utah, at one point trail-
ing by 27 points, rallied to
within 89-84 with 6:09 re-
maining in the game but New
Orleans then threw a 17-9
run at the Jazz to take a 106-
93 lead with 2:03 left.
"They (the Hornets) were

the aggressors all night long,"
said Jazz coach tJerry Sloan.
tack them, you can't expect to
Mehmet Okur and
Deron Williams paced Utah,
Okur finishing with 23
points and 13 rebounds and
Williams adding 22 points
and 10 assists.
Tracy McGrady delivered
25 points as the Houston Rock-
ets won their 14th consecutive
game, defeating the Memphis
Gnzz sPo~r61 Ib Trail Blazers
ended the Los Angeles Lakers'
10-game winning streak, using a
10-0 f~ourth-quarter run to beat
the Lakers 119- 111. LaMarcus
Aldridge had 22 points, Jarrett
Jack 21 and Brandon Roy added
20 and 12 assists for Portland.
Kobe Bryant topped the Lakers
with 33.
LeBron James' 30 points,
13 assists and eight rebounds
powered the Cleveland Cava-
liers to a 92-84 home win over

the Minnesota
Timberwoes scored 23 points
and Rajon Rondo dished out a
career-best 16 assists to help the
Boston Celtics defeat the Chlr-
lotte Bobcats 108-100.
Dirk Nowitzki had 34
points and 10 rebounds aind
Jerry Stackhouse addedt 23
points as the Dallas Mav\er~icks
overcame the Samurnento Kings
1 15-106. Jason Kidd just missedl
a triple-double, getting 2 1
points, 11 rebounds and nine
asiske Dunleavy had 36
points in the Indiana Pacers'
122-111 road win over the
Toronto Raptors.
The Washington Wizards nl-
lied fom 18 points down at the half
to beat the Chicago Bulls 97-9)1 be-
hind 17 points each from Antawn
Jamison, Roger Mason and Andray
Dwyane Wade had 31
points and the Miami Heat
beat the Seattle SuperSonics


S.Africa set more records as

McKenzie hits first double-century

P8Ul ISpar ks H or nets to victory over Jazz

SUNDAY CHRONICLE March 2, 2008 r

Coloegebs foeceC to uolloson
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC) A good all-round perfor-
mance by the Windward Islands forced the Combined
Campuses and Colleges (CCC) to follow-on on the second
day of their fourth-round Carib Beer Series match at the
Beansejour Cricket Ground, yesterday.
After completing their first innings for 347, the Windwards
ripped out CCC for 149 and then had them reeling on 96 for
three following on in their second innings.
The Windwards are well placed to force an outright win on
today's third day as the CCC still need another 102 runs to
make the Windwards bat again,
The day started off promisingly for the CCC, wrapping
up the Windwards' innings off the first ball of the day's
play as centurion Devon Smith cut the leg-spinner Gavin
Wallace straight to Kurt Wilkinson at point.
Windward Islands quickly reduced the CCC to 50 for five
a one sage befr a to rnd p rnhpS btlween k ske t ep
the Windwards
Walton made a top score of 63 in 96 minutes off 89 balls
and struck one six and nine fours before skying a catch to Darren
Sammy at square leg off spinner Shane Shillingford.
Clarke went soon afterwards caught by Donwell Hector off
the part-time off spin of Liam Sebastien for 27.
The innings deteriorated further and the last five wick-
ets tumbled for a mere five runs to the combined spin at-
tack of Shillingford and Sebastien.
Sebastien finished with three for 14 off 11 overs and
Shillingford two for 38 off 17.3.
Left-arm seamer Deighton Butler and West Indies all-rounder
Darr n Sammy did th ealy damage Butler grabbing two for

Butler first bowled Jason Parris for 15 and then had
Kurt Wilkinson brilliantly caught one-handed by Sammy
diving low to his left.
Sammy bowled opener Simon Jackson for 13 and had
Nikolai Parris caught by Lyndon James behind the stumps for
The Combined Campuses and Colleges were dismissed
on the stroke of tea, and when play resumed, captain Rawl
Lewis decided to enforce the follow-on.
bow e deco tai early d i iendsd asJ n Pars w
the innings.
Kurt Wilkinson joined Jackson and the pair put on 61 for
the second wicket before Jackson was caught and bowled by
Shane Shillingford for 18.
Wilkinson went on to score an even 50 until he offered a
catch to Lewis at slip off the bowling of Shillingford.
Floyd Reifer was joined by Nikolai Parris and together

theyTc exerienced le -hondd tada n reiferi on13
and Parris is on 10.
Shillingford has so far bagged two for 21 from 12 overs
bowling for the Windwards.

Rain wipes out second day's play

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Plantation Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara or their
representative, is asked to contact: the Legal & Conveyancing
Officer of the Central Housing and Planning Authority at 41
Brickdam & United Nations Place, within 14 days of the date of
this noct'iCe.

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SCentral HOusing & Planning Authority

SFebruary 2008

(CMC) Half-centuries from
Brendan Nash and Danza
Hyatt helped leaders Jamaica
to an important 73-run lead
against Trinidad and Tobago
on the second day of their
Carib Beer Series fourth-
round match yesterday at the
Queen's Park Oval.
Chasing T&T's modest first
innings total of 257, the Jamai-
cans ended dn 330 for eight, with
the left-handed Nash on 96 not
out and fast bowler Darren
Powell with him on 27.
Leading bowlers for T&T
were pacers Rayad Emrit (2-
56) and Ravi Rampaul (2-67),
along with off-spinner Amit
Jaggernauth (2-73), all com-
bining for six wickets.
Nash's hard-fought innings
came ill 266 minutes from 177
balls and included 13 fours. He
shared in a vital fourth-wicket
stand of 117 in 150 minutes
with Hyatt, who made a work-
manlike 72.
Hyatt's innings was com-
piled in 214 minutes and 165
balls with 13 fours.
Earlier, Jamaica resumed
on their bedtime position of
41 for one, with opener
Brenton Parchment on 18,
and former West Indies youth
batsman Xavier Marshall on

T&T opened their bowling
attack with their front-line spin-
ners Jaggernauth and Dave
Mohammed but after one over
Jaggernauth was replaced by
medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo
at the media-centre end.
Parchment and Marshall
carried the score to 64 before
Parchment was involved in a
terrible mix-up with Marshall
and was run-out for 25.
Hyatt joined Marshall and
survived many anxous, moments
against the spin and pace attack
employed by skipper Daren
Gauga, but wit l5 minutes to the
lunch break, Marshall was de-
ceived by a faster delivery from
Jaggernauth and umpire Colin
Alfrel had no hesitation sending
him out leg-before-wicket for a
reading 107 for thus .
The right-hander batted
for 107 minutes and 91 balls
and struck six fours and one
Hyatt and Australia-born
Nash then saw their team safely
to the interval at 121 for three.
On the resumption, the
T&T bowlers did an excellent
job in containing the batsmen,
with only five runs being scored
from the first eight overs.
Hyatt in particular was
stalled as he faced 26 deliv-
eries before adding to his

lunchtime total.
However, Hyatt began to
grow in confidence and began
striking run-scoring shots on
either side of the wicket
He brought up his half-cen-

ment, went to the tea interval in
the healthy position of 219 for
three, with Hyatt on 71 and
Nash on 47.
After the break, Nash
reached his 50 with a double
through third-man off Jason
Mohammed's bowling.
His landmark came in
145 minutes from 111 deliv-
eries and included seven
Soon after, Hyatt's innings
came to an end when he was
caught at the long-on boundary
by Jason Mohammed off
Jaggernauth's bowling for 72.
The Jamaicans lost two
quick wickets with the second
new ball.
Emrit had Dave Bernard
caught at second slip by
Jaggernauth for 14 with the to-
tal on 262 for five and two balls
later, with the scores unchanged,
he bowled Carlton Baugh for no
At the Media Centre End
the erratic Rampaul joined
in the act when he removed
Nikita Miller (6), caught be-
hind by Denesh Ramdin, as
the Jamaicans stumbled to
271 for seven.
Jerome Taylor (11) did
not last long, leaving Nash
and Powell to carry the Ja-
maicans safely to the close of


tury with a pull off Keiron Pol-
lard to the square-leg boundary
for four.
His fifty was achieved m
169 minutes off 119 balls and
contained 10 fours.
Jamaica, boasting a 100 per
cent win record in the tourna-

SALEM, Montserrat
(CMC) The fourth round
Carib Beer Series match
between Leeward Islands
and Barbados suffered an-
other setback after persis-
tent showers prevented a
ball from being bowled on
the second day of the match

suitable for cricket.
The umpires made four
inspections during the day
before deciding the condi-
tions could not improve.
Ironically, the sun shone at
its brightest around 16:00 h at
which time the ground was still
It was a disappointment
for the spectators who came in
the ground in anticipation of the

Leewards building on their sat-
isfying position of the first day.
After play started on
15:00 h on Friday, the
Leewards took advantage of a
firm pitch to close the day on
166 for two in 40 overs.
Captain Runako Morton
lashed a belligerent 73 off 114
balls that included five sixes and
four fours, while opener Austin
Richards made 45.

Left-arm spinner Sulieman
Benn took two for 54 off 15
Among those at the
ground yesterday hoping
there would be some cricket
was West Indies coach John
Dyson, team physiotherapist
C.J Clark and chief execu-
tive officer of the West Indies
Cricket Board, Dr Donald Pe-


4INWAR ISLANDS 1st innings
D. Smith c Wilkinson b Wallace 159
M. Bacmec Relter
A. Fletcher Ibw b Wilkinson 0
L Sebaslien c Reifer
b Kantasingh 0
D. Sammy c N. Pamis b Wallace 37
D. Hector c Relier b Clarke 46
R. Lewis c Relfer b Noel 19
L James lbw Noel 0
S. Shillingford cWilkinson 6

O.Butle IcRelfer bWallace 21
Extras: (b-5, Ib-7, ntMS, w-1) 19
Total: (ninewkts, 78.1 overs) 347
Fal IN wide2 1-58 2-6 3-0, 4
Bowling: Bennett 13-1-57-1, Noel
10-0-58-2. Kantasingh 20-1-81-1,
Wllkinson 11-2-41-2, Wallace ll.1-0-
li6-3, Clarke 1 3-2-42-1.
CCC 1st innings
S.a kabn my (
K. Wilkinson c Sammy b Butler 1
F. Relfer Ibw Pascal 9
N. Parris c wkp.James bSammy 5
C actnc onrhhdn W
G. Walc ascombe
bSebastlen 4
K. Kann lbSh H cor
b Shillingford 0
J. Noel not out o
Extras: (Ib-2, IM, nb-5) 11
Total: (all out, 62.3 overs) 149
Falloftwickets: 1-23, 2-27,3-35, 4-50
950, 6-144, 7-144, 8-148, 9-149.
Bowling: Pascal 9-0-49-1 (nb-5)
Bue 10-3-02 Samy 1- -2i

CC&C 2nd Innin a (Following on)
S. Jackson c&b hillingford 18
J. Pamis bidler 0
b Shl~llngford 50
F. elnolou 1
Extras: (Ib-2, t>2. nb-1) 5
Total: (f or three wkts, 341 avers) 96
Fall of wickets: 1-1,2-62, 3HIS.
Bowling: Butler 10-2-31-1, Pascal 3-
0-25-0, Sammny 7-1-15-0 (nb-1).
Shllibngford 12-3-21-2. Sebastlen 2-
Position:bCC&C trail in thei hee ru
wickets standing.

D&r is n ngs 257 (D. Ganga 7e:
JAMAICI\lst inning (olnt 41f(or1)
B. Parchment run-out 25
C. Gayle lbw Bravo 6
x. Marshall lbw Jaggemauth 47
D. Hyatt c Mohamme~d
B. Nrhnt o 8
D. Bernard c Jaggernauth
b Emril 14
C. Baughb Emrit 0
N.RMillercu vq. Ramdin 6
b. Tyor c Simumns11
D.Powafinolout 27
Eotl *5.r -ih ,nMe I8 o s) 33
Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-44, 3-107. 4-
224, 5-262, 6-262, 7-271, 8-290.
Bowling: Rampaul 14-1-67-2 (w-1 1,
nb-4), Emdlt 14-1-56-2. Bravo 1 6-5-
38-1. Jaggernauth 25-3-73-3, D.
Milohammed 21-8-62-0, Pollard 3-0-
154, J.MIohammed5-1-40.
Psto Jamaia7 runs ae on
Rnr In~g ihtowcessad


Upies Clkac sakand
Goaland Greaves abandoned
play for the day at 14:45 h af-
ter the latest in a series of show-
ers left sections of the outfield
Periods of sun during the
day offered a chance of play
in the post-lunch session but
a few sharp showers in the
afternoon left the grotind un-

3/1/2008. 9 51 PM



Nlash and Hyatt help Jamaica

lmlnStry or nouslng ants water
Central H"Ousing and Planning Authority

''SlNDAY CHdf0IlilC. IV~rarcti 2, 2008


The West Indies team pose with the Plate Championship trophy in Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

,I .

... West Demerara athletes and organisers meet

Factbox on highest Test

m at chpartnerships

(Reuters) Factbo.u on the highest Test match partnerships
for anyv wicket after Graeme Smith and Neil MlcKenzie
hit 415 in the second Test against Bangladesh in
Chittagong yesterday.
624 Kiumar Sangakkara and Ihlabela Jayawardene,
Sri Lanka v South Africa in Colombo, July 27. 2006
576 Sanath Javasuriya
and Roshan Mlahanama. Sri
Lanka v India in Colombo,
August 2. 1997
4167 A~ndrew Jones and.
Martin Crowe. Newr Zealand
v Sri Lanka in We~llington..
Nlew Zealand, January 31.

451 Bill Ponsford and
Donald Bradman, Australia 4
England at The Orul, Luondn. t
August 18. 1934I
-151 Mludassar Nazar and
Javed Mlianded. Pakiitan \ In- a
3iHyderabad. January 14.
-146 Coorad Hunte and
Garry Sobers, li est Indier ,, NEIL MICKENZIE
Pakistan in Kiingston. Febru-
ary' 26. 1958
438 Mlarran I\tapartu and ou Iri ?jn~ngkkara. Sri
Lanka \ Zimbabrre in Rulawa\o, hl.~ 1. 21,04

415 Neil MlclCnzie and G~raemle Smruh. South Africa
v Bangladesh in Chittagong. Bangladesh, Mlarch 1, 2008
413? l'inoo Mlankad and Pankaj Roy. India 1 New
Zealand. Chennai. India. January 6, 19.56
411 Peter May~ and Colin Cowdrey~. England a We'st
Irdi Om Birmmgr Shag Enga Ra ydDrla d. India v Pa-
kistan in Labore. January 13i, 2006


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ~
(CMC) Young West Indies
are the ninth-best youth side
in the world.
This followed Jason Dawes
and Darren Bravo playing key
roles in a seven-wicket victory
over Young Nepal mna low-scor-
ing, rain-affected Plate Final of
the ICC Youth World Cup yes-
terday at Baynemas Oval.
In pursuit of 75 for victory
in a match reduced to 27 overs-
a-side, YWI reached their target
with 76 balls to spare.
The victory was some
consolation for Shamarh
Brooks' side, after their fail-
ure to qualify for the Super
League stage of the competi-
Having been placed along-
side Young. India and Young
South~fica, the two teams that
will contest the Final today at

wel a Yon ePmpu Neas
Guinea in the group stage, it
was always going to be a severe
challenge for YWI to finish in
the top half of the competition,
YWI however, put this dis-
appointment behind them, and
stamped their authority when
they made light work of Young -
Nepal, the defending ICC YWC
Plate champions and consis-
tently the top ICC Associate
youth team.
Dawes was the pick of the
YWI bowlers with four wickets
for 18 runs from his quota of
six overs which later earned him
the Man-of-the-Match award,
as Young Nepal were dismissed
for 74 in 25.3 overs.
Bravo, brother of senior
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne
Bravo, supported with three for

nine from five overs.
Only two Young Nepal
batsmen reached double-fig-
ures, as the 18 extras YWI
conceded led the way. Sagar
Khadka's 17 was the top

day, Young South Africa ru-
ined Young Pakistan's plans
for a hat-trick of ICC YWC
titles with a 98-run victory at
Kinrara Oval.
The two sides had arrived

first legitimate ball of the day
from Pieter Malan, and Roy
Adams struck a vital blow for
South Mfrica, when he had Ali
Asad lbw for five.
From there, Pakistan never re-

time in its history at the ICC
YWC, when they defeated Zim-
babwe by six wickets.
Andrew Britten collected
four for 14 from six overs, as
Ireland restricted Zimbabwe to
99 for nine from their rain-re-
duced allocation of 27 overs,
Only Reginald Nehonde
with 43 was able to put up
any real resistance to the
Irish attack.
In reply, Ireland lost four
wickets on the way to reach-
ing the target with James
Hall top-scoring on 32 off 29
balls, as his side got home
with 3.4 overs to spare to fin-
ish 11th in the competition
and leave Zimbabwe 12th.
In the other match of the
day, old rivals Australia and En-
gland went head to head in the
fifth-place play-off, but alas,
the rain had the final say and
teema bltwa~s aban on d be-
For the record, Australia

made 106 for seven, after the
match had been reduced to 24
Australia opening batsman
Kirk Pascoe played well for his 55,
and for England, James Harris and
Steven Finn captured two wickets
apiece to keep the Aussie total
down nicely.
En~gland only managed to bat fbc
10.50overs before the rain returned,
and by then, had made good
progress on 47 for two with Billy
Godleman not out on 20 and skip-
per Tom Westley not out on five.
The English, however, got
the bragging rights, since they
had a superior net run rate and
finished fifth in the competition
ahead of their sixth place rivals.
So now all eyes will be on
K~inrara Oval for today's title
decider between India and
South Africa which will be
carried on CMC radio and
t le iion boadcastopartners

score from the batsmen, and
his brother Paras Khadka,
the Young Nepal captain,
made 12.
The younger Bravo then
hastened YWI to the end, when
he hit three fours and one six in
24 not out from 15 balls.
Kieran Powell had given YWI
a typically flourishing start with
two fours and a six in 24 from 16
balls and he shared 33 for the fist
wicket with Adrian Barath, who
made 15.
Amrit Bhattarai managed to
snare two for 25 from his quota
of six overs before the final pas-
In the Super League
semifinal which was cur-
tailed by rain the previous

at the ground in torrential rain,
and most of the morning was
spent watching it bounce off the
The rain stopped 1-3/4
hours past the scheduled start,
and such were the quality of the
drainage system and hard-work-
ing ground staff in place at the
ground that play was possible
about half-hour after the covers
were peeled away.
It meant that no more overs
were lost to the Pakistan bats-
men, and they resumed on
yesterday's reserve day on 86
for two, needing a further 166
to win from another 28.1 oveis.
They got off to the worst
possible start, when Umar
Amin was stumped off the

ally looked like winning, and the
way South Africans strutted
around the field, it was clear the
momentum had shifted.
This was reinforced when
Pakistan opener Ahmad Shahzad
was caught at point off Adams
for a well-played 60 off 85 balls
which included half-dozen fours
and a six.
Before the rain came on
Friday, South Africa had bat-
ted superbly to post a total of
260 for eight off 50 overs fol-
lowing half-centuries from
Rilee Rossouw, Jonathan
Vandiar, and Man-of-the-
Match Jon-Jon Smuts.
In the Plate Championship play-
off final in Johor, Ireland beat an
ICC full member for the first

YOUNGNEPAL(27ovleramaximum) 5-28,6-4,7-53. 8-58,9-40
M. Chhetri b Daws 0 Bo w lng : Da was 6 1-1 8- 4,
GLm I~c osD.DH n 6 Johnson h-9--1, B~ra~vo 52-
b D. Johnson 1 Powell 2-0-1 1-0, Brooks 1.3-
P. Khadka c Powell b Brava 12 0-1 -1.
Rom Shrestha c wkpr YOUNG WEST INDIES (target- 75
DIG orn boDaws 10 mun on o)dk
A. Gupta c wkpr D. Thomas b Bhattarai 24
b Bravo 7 A. arathc Malia
P.haab Brnav 5 ~sohnhaltarai 15
D. Thomas b Dawes 3 D. Bravo not out 24
Rel Shresthe c Corbln S. Jacobs not out 4
b S. Thomas 0 Extras:(w-6) 6
A wkp Tmas b Brooks 5 Fall~es 19. ~~5 7
Extas:(b1. b-, w14 nb2) 18 Bowling: Bhattaral 6-0-25-2, P.
Total: (all out, 25.3 overs) 74 Khedka 6-0-26-0. Vishwakarma
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-4. 3-14. 4-17. 1.2-0-16-1, S. Khadka 1-0-11-0.

be hosting a press conference Athletes' coordinator Leroy
on Tuesday at Thirst Park to George met with athletes from the

EVEN as the athletes con-
tinue to prepare for the first
Hugh Ross Classics Body
Building and Fitness compe-
tition, corporate Guyana has
begun to come on board to
support the event.
The show, which is being
held in honour of local, regional

To date, corporate support has
Car Care, Sanjay's Jewellery, Col-
ors Boutique, Ocean View Intema-
tionalHotelDbanson Trading, Box-
ers Jewellery, Banks DIH Limited
and Boxers Cheap & Sweet Vari-
ety Store.
A number of other entities

lf~M '1.MER'~~41 'agemmilre I
Sales representative of Boxers Cheap and Sweet Variety
Store, Seenarine Khan (2nd left), hands over cheque to
Dexter Garnett at their Duncan Street store on Friday.
Looking on from left are Hugo Lewis and Andre Poonal.

unveil their partnership.
O~n Friday\ her,~ Colors Bou-

byue lctes)~ on~J I~~r hh Srer alnd

org~ansmun oi~nance ~
Both entide~s reconledd their
delight and support for this
showr that will see the creaml of
Guyana's musclemen and
women bautlingf~or the nr Hugh
Ross Classics tite.

West Demert~ ~ira las ucek srnd re-
ported thjt the atlhles~ were-~

bnded on~ the irule jnd Ivg i~~~ uL-thn

Athlete, in the mining
towrn of Linden are expected
to meet with George some-
time this weekr while the
Berbic~e meeting is set for the

Supervisor of Colors Boutique Nicole Hawker (right)
presents the cheque to Dexter Garnett of the Hugh Ross
Classics organising committee.

and Intemrl~naonl hdJ:, builde-r are rexpcted to, pa~Urtne \\t tllhe
Hugh Ron,, n1ll be held oiln rganisers andlthis would be
AprI"I '': jt the Naulonal Cul- known thl\ wee~k
Iural Centre Banks DFH Limited will

I ~c~

s-; -r. ~cPja

Young Windies finish ninth as Young SA reach U-19 Final

Commercial assistance flow for Hugh Ross Classics


WE The Bigger. Better Network.

In this Michael Browne photo, Cullen Bess-Nelson, along with his sister Ms Violet Davis, receives the Trophy Stall Harry/
Nelson first-place trophy from Manniram 'Packer' Shew, organiser of the event. Roderick Harry stands just behind Bess-
Nelson as other members and supporters of International Six look on approvingly.


'' VAT Policy Corner

VATr Policy 35 VAT and Exempt Supplies

Following the policy on zero-rated supplies the Gutyana Revenue Authority finds it necessary to clarify issues
pertaining to exemptt suplies with the aim of providing abetter understanding of the term.
A number of goods and services are exempt under the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act and such items should
be distinguished from zero-rated supplies.

Supplies which are exempt do not fall within the scope of the VAT and as such, VAT cannot be charged.
Section 18 of the VAT Act 2005 states that, a supply of goods or services is an exempt supply, if it is
specified mn Schedule II, paragraph 2 of the said Act.

Therefore, businesses which sell exempt supplies would not be required to be registered for VAT.
Additionally, a registered person who purchases goods or services which are exempt cannot claim input tax
credit for any VAT paid (input tax) on those purchases, even if acquired for use in a taxable activity.

At times, a supply of goods or services can consist of both exempt and taxable supplies. Thus, Section 4 of'
the VAT Act provides that, wherever practical, each type of supply is considered a separate transaction and
therefore must be classified as either taxable or exempt.

In addition, if a supply of goods or services should happen to be specified in both Schedule I (zero-rate~d
supplies) and Schedule II (exemrpt supplies), the zero-rating takes priority under the rule of section 18.

In conclusion, one can establish the difference between exempt supplies and zero-rated supplies by taking into
account that exempt supplies do not attract VA T whilst tero-rated supplies are tax\able, but at a rate of zero
percent (0%). Moreover, businesses making exempzt are not required to be r~egistered for VAT whilst
businesses making zero-rated supplies can register for VAT and claim input tax credits for VAT paid on
purchases related to the supply, providing certain conditions are satisfied under the VAT Act.

Persons who require the list of exempt items or still have queries with r-espect to VAT are encouraged to contact
the Department on Telephone No. 227-7929, Extension (200) and (201); or write to the Commissioner, VAT
and Excise Tax Department, 210'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets, Bourda for clarifications.



OF~~ D' AM /

Trophy Stall-splonsored dominoes tourneyv

International Six

win Harry/Nelson

birth anniversary

toht F 7
A CAPACITY crowd at the Guyana National Newspapers Lim-
ited Sports Club was on hand last Wednesday evening as Wild
Bunch, Canal Six and International Six squared off in an in-
tense battle for supremacy for the Trophy Stall-sponsored
Har ocsio0 sA ovrseeas fml bers and friends on hand
to celebrate the birth anniversary of GNNL's Chief Photograypher
Cullen Bess-Nelson and Roderick Harry.
In the audience were Cullen's father Frederick Nelson and sis-
ter Ms Vilolet Davis who are ori vacation from London.
Wild Bunch got off to a flying start chalking up sixteen
games to International Six's 15 games and Canal Six's 11
games. International Six took the lead from the second sit-
ting and never looked back, although given a scare in the fifth
sitting when the scores read: International Six 63 games, Ca-
nl Sook dh exeind dS9my sHe hyand Hicken combination
to take top honours. The final scores read: International Six 74
games, followed by Wild Bunch 71 and Canal Six in the cellar on
6.Trophies, which were donated by Ramesh Sunich of The
Trophy Stall in Bourda Market with a branch at City Mall,
were handed to the top players of each team and a trophy to
Ithea wi~s'Corbie' Ali of International Six earned his by
marking the maximum 18 games while Michael Browne of
Wild Bunch made 17 games. Avie Persaud of Canal Six, who
alop ttred s gamte mach de Ittka Ali for International
Six with his 18 games, Michael Browne and Trevor Bovell of Wild
Bunch with 17 and 16 games respectively and Avic Persaud of Ca-
nal Six with 17 games.
There were two lovebirds in the square-off; they were Beso
Singh of Canal Six in the first sitting and Colin Hicken of Interna-
tional six-
cam t 11 ldayusaw F&oH Prnig Esa lhmaktof Ilohn Stretr
of Roderick Harry's birth anniversary at the Turning Point Sports
Club in TIucville.
The cma chs feaednFe Ha Spees Striks and Tunng Ps nts
as Gary 'Tie Tongue' Jansen failed in his bid to prevent Samuel
'Cappy' Humphrey from obtaining the winning six.
adFh&HmSucpremes ma de eiht sxensalc pared to H akrs seve
games, Strikers 70, Turning Point 69
Vice-president of F&H Printing Establishment, Hazim Hakh, '
brou tottwo trophies),eone for th et paye of th to lament
His intention was to share the first love to Harry but it turned
out that he was the recipient of the first love at the hands of David
PhattrbaM rsaud of F&H Supremes carted off the MVP af-
ter marking the maximum 18 games, i
In his closing remarks, Harry thanked the sponsors fo
such a significant gesture in making possible such a wonder-1
ful occasion.



GTTA boss wants table

tennis to become third

most popular sport
... Minister Anthony says task not impossible
Stories by Faizool Deo
P' wil be no easy task, but having successfully held the
National Table Tennis Championships after seven years,
head of the Guyana Thble Tennis Association Attorney-
at-Law, Anil Nandlall, might not be wrong in his attempt
to push the sport to another level number -three on the
popularity list in Guyana.
Nandlall, who was
elected president of the as-
sociation December last
year, feels that with hard
work and players' commit-
ment the administrators of
6-' the association (especially
Godfrey Munroe and Lin-
den Johnson whom he de-
scribed as hard-working)
~ can propel the sport for-
ward behind only cricket
~ -U ~ Iand football.
The sport's head,
who was speaking at the

'"'' ~rrCliff Anderson Sports
ANILNANDIA..L Hall, said he was im-
trie for the tournament and the== moeta 0 lyr
His ambition for table tennis was not seen as far-fetched
by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony.
Dr Anthony did state that the move would be a
lengthy one, but indicated that it would only be possible
writh the spreading of the sport to the rural areas. Par-
liamentary Secretary in Dr Anthony's ministry, Steve
Ninvalle, had also echoed similar sentiments when he
Ninvalle, though, was referring to the possible in-
cluision of players fromL Administrative Regions Eight and
Nine in next year's national championships.
The muster stressed that the progression of the sport
should be a lengthy process.
He said that the ministry a~nd the National Sports Com-
mnission (NSC) are behind. any sport looking to spread out-
side of the city. For table tennis, he said that more persons
need to be trained so that they can in turn teach the sport in
the outlying areas.
He said the Chinese coach in Guyana, Cheng Jian
Hua, who is working with the association, should be used
not only with players but also writh officials who can fur.
ther develop the sport.


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Gyarnaes tore tasete d amteu ab xrsP wt thoutheo Gea
BeMndkdH rrs, ch us hol Ina wn kthe ring in the 1970s
and early 1980s was pulled from the Demerara River before
noon on Friday.
The Guyana Police Force has not issued a statement
on the cause of death up to late yesterday afternoon, but
according to reliable sources, the former national junior-

Hosting of IFutsal

tournament hangs

iin the b~alanrce

C~ncernedn about

please see story' on
page 26
Kanata Manninna

Please see page 26i


GODFREY Munroe may
have won the men's singles
title but teenagers Nigel
Bryan and Michelle John
stole the Most Outstanding
Player award when the Na-
tional Table Tennis Champi-
onships closed at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall yester-
The players finished with

develop, won titles in the 15-
years-and-under boys, the boys'
doubles with Ronaldo Bharat,
the junior mixed doubles with
Trenace Lowe, the 18-years-
and-under and the 21-years-and-
under boys' competitions.
University of Guyana stu-
dent John was outstanding;
she copped the women's
singles champion trophy, the
girls' doubles and women's
doubles with Lowe and fin-
ished first in the C class open
and the 21-years-and-under
girls' competition.
Lowe finished with four
titles, including the two with
John, the mixed doubles with
Bryan and the 18-years-and-un-
der title, while former three-
time men's champion Colin
France, who finished second to
Munroe, copped the senior
mixed doubles title with former
women's champion Vida Moore
and the 35-yeara-and-oeo title.
the 10-years-and-under title
and Denzil Hopkinson who
started to play at this level
Inte last year received the
most improved players'

Outstandingl Michelle John and Godfrey Munroe who copped the women's and men's
singles titles respectively sit among other winners. On Munroe's left stands the most
outstanding male player Nigel Bryan. Trenace Lowe who finished with four titles stands
on John's right while the ever dynamic Colin France, who won the championships in 1979-
1981, stands in the middle with two titles. (Quacy Sampson photo)

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