Guyana chronicle
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 4/27/2008
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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Bell 412 Army chopper back in action

THE Bell 412 helicopter belonging to the Guyana Defence
Force (GDF) which went down in the Tacama savannahs, in
Berbice some 18 months ago has been repaired and was yes-
terday flown to the Army's Air Corps base at Timehri.
Army Chief-of-Staff, Commodore Gary Best, said the aircraft
was repaired by skilled engineers on staff.

Major Michael Charles who flew the chopper said it was fitted
with a new engine which was flown in to Tacama last Tuesday.
With three days, he said, it was ready to take its first test-run be-
fore being flown to Timehri.
Commodore Best said the future of the aircraft now rests
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SUNDAY CHRONIICLE April 27, 2008 3

Government reaches

out to Buxton farmers

more D& I works, more farmlands,

more compensation mn the offmg

On February 4. following a

penmidnals ashie ounts toevae

cmoval of all vpegation n the
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since the sutarta of thelam
T operation, and ais mhen to-
iensuried thrat fames vlnc ontiu
frmthe gat government al efo-
fogrts ardte beingade y thores
JointServices sto retur the
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AGRICULTURE Minister, Mr. Robert Persaud, on his way to meet with farmers in the Buxton
backlands. With him at left is NDIA CEO, Mr. Lionel Wordsworth.



The Governmnent of Guyanal (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Dcyclopment Bank (IADB) for the Mahaica to Rosignol Road Project. It is intended th~at
part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments for the
procurement of Computer Equipment.
The Govecnunent of Guya~na through Ministry of Public Works & Communications invites
scaled quotations from eligible suppliers for the supply of the following items: Eight (8)
Desktop Computers and Five (5) Printers.

Invitations. inclusive of Specifications and Quotation Forms. canl be obtained from the
Office of the Coordinator. Works Services Group. Fort Street, Kingston. Georgetowfn
during office hours: 8:00 h 16:30 h Mondays to Fridas Phlone No. 225 9870 Exrt. 108
and E-mail address wsoatieol.net. ev

Procurement will be conducted through the Nationlal Competitive Biddinlg (NCB)
procedures specified in the procurement Act 2003 and the Invitation is open to all suppliers
froml member countries of the IALDB.
Quotations must be placed in scaled envclopes. to the Address givecn below and deposited
in the Tender Box of the Minlistry of Public Works and Communications before 09.00 h on
Tuesday 13" May 2008. Late Quotations will be rejected. Quotations will be opened in the
presence of suppliers or their representatives w~ho choose to attend at the address given
below at 09:00 h on the closing date. All Quotations from local suppliers must be
accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates. GOG reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the procurement process.
The address for submission of quotations is:

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

"We have started a
=rgam wt h NDC

Need materials wil e provided
Concl and haw andwrtohn i
si i rprs.ther mcome.er
were h:r: :ndthe'haed bnerd
made ictio assis tuhem adthned w
th sister and the other offi- ha
cedmaeials withhm o meeting with
Amon f~l1LtShoshe accompanying
their hminsterd wer Region Fur
Chair icmn M. Ceet
Cortisate, memb effrs o the int
SevceTade Coasstte nulthant, r.
Lh ionisel Wordwth an other of-
fcials of the Agiculur e Ming is-
Resonig thos a suggestion
fro minse the Regionl Chirantht

be complte, Minite Persaud
said:le "Thber ongheoing prtino
the Joins Servces in clearng, the
laondoes not haveh an timer ln.
Thecileain of the Arclands Miis
bae o o fs heJit c-
vies are abl to conduct their
active iie swhichd re sometimes t
affected the wlaigeaters wor th
malfunctieonging o equtipmnt."
Maejorn Garyie Bneaton o the
Guana Doefencthe Forcle whois .
in chearige of the learng exr-
cise, assured farest that all the -
debrivis letbhind woud e slcol-
lfected and urth wtoe alow for
easy r cultivatio n of thelad

FARMERS affected by the
Joint Services clearing exer-
cise aback the East Demerara
community of Buxton and
who were compensated in the
initial phase of the
programme will be further
compensated as the clearing
exercise is still progress.
This was told to Buxton
residents yesterday by Agricul-
ture Minister, Mr. Robert
Persaud, during a visit to the
backlands a~rea to meet with the
scores of farmers who have
farmlsteads there and to update
themn on other agricultural inter-
ventions the goycrnment has

planned for the area such as
drainage and irrigation enhance-
ment and the provision of seed
and planting materials.
During the course of the
discussions, which were held
in the Pond Dam area of the
backlands where the clearing
and drainage works are being
done, farmers learnt that Ag-
riculture Ministry officials
and representatives of the
farmers' committee will meet
in the area tomorrow to sort
out the second phase of the
verification exercise as part
of the extended compensation
process for those affected by

the de-bushing activity. Only
about four dozen farmers are
directly affected by the Joint
Services-led land clearing ex-
ercise as part of Operation
Restore Order following the
Lusignan and Bartica massa-
One of the major drainage
and irrigation projects to be
implemented shortly is the de-
silting of the pump basin facing
the Atlantic Ocean, an exercise
which costs in the vicinity of
$16M, so as to allow the sluices
and pumps in the area to func-
tion more efficiently. It was
pointed out that because of the

criminal take-over of the com-
munity, the Ministry and other
agencies were hard-pressed to
implement major development
projects such as drainage and ir-
rigation. This notwithstanding
the excavator currently being
used by the Joint Services will
be deployed shortly to clean the
two middle-walk canals so as to
assist farmers ahead of the rainy
As Minister Persaud
pointed out, given the nature
of the Joint Services opera-
tions, there are two compo-
nents to the exercise, this be-
ing security and agriculture,
as drainage and irrigation
systems are being restored
after years of disuse, and ac-
cess dams, once out of bounds
to farmers, are being cleared,
He said that once the secu-
rity operation is completed there
will be a total assessment of the
drainage and irrigation needs
and further interventions may
be contemplated by the govern-
ment as long as farmers are in-
terested mn gomng back to those
lands they had long abandoned-

4/26/2008. 10:55 PM

4 ~GUYANIA CHRONICLE Sunday, April 27, 2008

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CAIRO (Renters) Egyptian security forces detained four
people and have accitsed them of plotting to buy fuel for a pi-

The sources said two of those detained were members of
Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood. They said the two
men had given 20,000 Egyptian pounds (US$3,700).to two
other Egyptians to buy fuel and a remote control device for a
small aircraft.

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) Senate lawmakers in
Florida have voted to ban the fake bull testicles that dangle from
the trailer hitches of many trucks` and cars throughout the state.
Republican Sen. Cary Baker, a gun shop ownerfrom Eustis,
Flonida, called the adornments offensive and proposed the ban.
Motorists would be fined US$60 for displaying the novelty
items,bwhich are known bybrandm naes like 'Truck Nutz" and

KINSHASA (Reuters) Police in Congo have arrested 13 sus-
pected solrcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink
men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings
triggered by the alleged witchcraft.
Reports of so-called penis snatchmng are not uncommon in
West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft
remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood
rbody part miloc ur.
ANDERSONISOUTH BEND, Indiana (Reuters) Demo-
crats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton touted their economic
agendas and sparred over fuel taxes on Saturday as they criss-
crossed Indiana ahead of its must-win presidential nominating
contest in May.
Obama, an Illinois senator and the national frontrunner to
be his party's pick to run in November's election, gave a popu-
list men~age as he tried to reach the k~ind of w\orklng Class~ \(ot-
ers wrho handed \l actrrt to Clinton, a New~ Yrork .e~nator. In
Tuejday -, Penny It aia~ primarl voung.

SOLANA BEACH, California IReuters I A 66-sear-oldl man
was attcked and hilel by a shark mn the ocea~n near San Dlego
on Friday. the fIr- person tot dl ie ma jhark ~nc~ounter off South-
ern California mn nerml\ 50 clears.
The \lctim, Identified as re~ured telerinarian Dav id Mlartmn
was swimming with a group of triathletes about 150 yards off
Solana Beach north of San Diego when he was attacked by what
Experts said was probably a great white shark.

LOS ANG.EL.ES (Reuters) A U.S. appeals court on Friday
revived a lawsuit by Christian students who claimed their Wash-
ington state school district unfairly refused to recognize their
Bible study club at a Bchool-cponsored group.
The students t Ke2ntridge High School In Kent, Washing-
lon, near Seattle, sought affllainton with the Associated Student
Bod! Council. which wOUld have affiorded their Bible study


Fo~'~NE R ide Islandi(Renter) -M United Stae
week about a long-overdue de~clam~uon of Nonth Korean nuclear
programs, a jrenior U.S. official said on Friday.
'They had very lengthy and I think productive discus-.
slons," C'hr~i Hill, the top U.IS. diplomat for East Asia and the
lead UIS negotiator with North Korea, told reporters after giv-~
ing a lecture at Brown University in Providence, Rhode island.

cANDBrcl bm adB Hlary alnttouteedu )hieconomi
agendas and sparred over fuel taxes yesterday as they criss-
crossed Indiana ahead of its must-win presidential nominating
contest in May.
Obama, an Illinois senator and the national frontrunner to
be his party's pick to run in November's election, gave a popu-
list message as he tried to reach the kind of working class vot-
ers who handed victory to Clinton, a New York senator, in
Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary voting.

goroAhWAs(Reuters) o h oa cer ta sy eol o antada'
tive Arctic environment, is in trouble, but it is not endangered
b helatened with extinction. a Canadian advisory pan~el said
The Committee on the Status of Endang in~i~~l~i
Canada gate the polar bear its-weakecst classifi ~in, that of`
'special concern", but the Canadian government would none-
theless have to develop a management plan to protect the ani-
mals if it agrees with the new label.

MOGADISHUI (Reuters) Somali pirates halve freed a Span-
ish fishing boat writh its 26-member crews fo~r a ransomn of' $1.2

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Members are hereby not-ified that the
An nual General Meet in g of th e
Assoication is scheduled to be held on May
3, 2008 at the Banks DIH Sports Club,
ThlTSt Parkcat 1 7:00 hrs (5 pm)
There will be an Award Ceremiony and
Dinner immediately after. the Annual
(c~nlefit 00eting.

HARARE (Reuters) Presi-
dent Robert Mugabe's party
has failed to win control of
Zimbabwe's parliament in a
partial recount of the March
29 election, results showed
yesterday, confirming the rul-
ing party's first defeat in 28
Results of a parallel
presidential poll have not
been released, but the parlia-
mentary defeat increases
pressure on Mugabe ahead of
an expected run-off against

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of
the opposition Movement
for Democratic Change
The Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission (ZEC) said it did
not know when the presidential
results would be published. It
hoped to compile the recount
statistics by Monday and then
invite candidates to verify re-
sults before making them pub-
Tsvangirai says he won
outright and his party has

rejected both the recount and
any run-off as an attempt by
Mugabe to steal the elec-
For the first time since
Zimbabwe's independence
from Britain in 1980, the
MDC wrested a parliamentary
majority from Mugabe's
ZANU-PF in the election four
weeks ago, triggering recount
in 23 out of 210 constituen-
The commission had: or-
dered the recount after ZANI-

PF accused election officials of
taking bribes to undercount
votes for Mugabe and his rul-
ing party and committing other
electoral fraud. A number of
election officials have been ar-
The ZEC said there were
no changes in the 18 out of 23
seats recounted so far. To win
back parliamentary majority,
the ruling party needed to win
nine more seats than it did in
the first count, which is no
longer possible.

"It's too early to tell if
the meeting will produce re-
suits or is just for PR pur-
poses in sidvance of the
Oly mpic s, Mar y Beth
Markey, a vice-president at
the International Campaign
for Tibet, said in a statement.
In the report announcing the
offer of talks, China's official
Xinhua news agency softened
its language, referring to the
Dalai "side", rather than the
Dalai "clique", and rather than
demanding he "stop splittist ac-
tivities" as a precondition, said
he must take credible moves to
do so.
Asked his opinion on a
meeting or talks, the Dalai Lama
was a edends what kind of

A pro-Tibet supporter holding pictures of Tibetan spiritual
leader the Dalai Lama shouts slogans during the Olympic
torch relay in Nagano, central Japan April 26, 2008.
REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Dalai Lama, who fled into ex-
i1e in India in 1959 after a
failed uprising against Com-
munist rule.
The People's Daily, the
voice of the Communist
Paarlto cearifed ones ofd a
separate story that said the
Dalai L.ama was unfit as a

talks. If (they are) serious talks,
most welcome. Just mere seeing
face to face, not much meaning,
he told Reuters Television on
arrival at Delhi airport on Sat-
uaDe spite the subtle
changes in tone, China's state
media yesterday kentn

Noo majority for Mugabe

party mn Zimbabwe recount

Tough lan guag e on

Tibet despite China

off0 Of
X I.IIN, China (Reuters) Chi-
nese media kept up its tough
language on the Dalai Lama
yesterday, a day after a sur.
prise offer of talks with his
envoys, as analysts expressed
caution about whether dia-
logue would ease tensions in
China blames the Dalai
Lama, the spiritual leader of Ti-
betan Buddhism, f~or a wave of
anti-government unrest through-
out its Tibetaln aIreas, and has
vilified him as a separatist bent
on independence for Tibet and
dbsrupting the Beijing Olym.

their condemnation of the Buddhist leader.


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ag ain
food prices work themselves
through the system," the Cen-
tral Bank said.
While bread, cerealsn~d ed-
ible oils and fats reflected in-
creases at the global level, high
prices of fruits and vegetables
Were as a result of domestic ag-
nicultural bottlenecks, the bank
Bank credit continued to in-
crease in February, at a rate of
about 23 per cent, adding to in-
flationary pressure.
David Dulal-Whiteway,
president of the Bankers As-
sociation, said commercial
banks had increased lending
rates for consumer products
like cars and mortgages to ease
borrowing, but at the end of
February there seemed to be
only slightly less demand for
laThe Central Bank has
said it will continue monetary
tightening to control inflation,
but it is likely to remain a
challenge in the upcoming
months in the face of global
food prices and higher import
costnounced increases in do-
mestic electricity rates from

foo pln e, rina nsiyn in
flationary expectations, the bank
The bank kept its repo
rate, that is its overnight lend-
ing rate to commercial
banks, at 8.25 per cent.

(Jamaica Gleaner) TRAGEDY struck on Crescent Road
Waltham Park Road in St Andrew Friday afternoon when 1
children, all under the age of 10, perished in a fire that gl
the five-bedroom house which they occupied with their me
an ad ate fr ye rod Moesha Davis, one-year-old Da
Davis, and their five-year-old half brother who was only i
tified yesterday as 'Tyrese'.
Reports from the neighbours are that the children's mo:
Princess Henry, left them unattended at minutes to 3:00
to go to the shop when she was alerted that the house w;
Police have since commenced a search for the 27-yea
mother who they said fled the scene after it was reported

Radlp Bateds, pqndun n ne o t toreew c rn, t
ened by the smell of smoke.
"When mi look 'round I think it was smoke coming
next door, but when I look good, is fire I see a come from
[the children] back window," he said.
Bartlett said he then remembered that the children
home and ran over to their side of the house to assist them
when he got there it was too late.
"When I reach at the step is a ball a fire in their
there was no way I could get in there," said the uncle.


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Such manner should immediately
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(Trinidad Guardian) ARCHBISHOP Edlward Gilben has called

Glu buldn Stnur opn r sau
church was dedicated last week Sundal when scores of Roma
Cathohe~s came out to participate In the celebration.

(Trinidad guardian) FRUISTi4TED tbat Jamaican artste
Lonle Culture had not turned up for a1 fete, scores of Moruga
revellers ramesd bottles and stones at a lete promoter and po-
hee Fnda).
The ructuon enruped around 4I am at Lamb's Palace. located
at the Junction of Penal Rock Road and Moruga Main Road.
Sources said more than 800 people had turned up to see a per-
formance by Jamalcan Loule Culture

(Newsday) TW~O foreign nurses bale been granted Ilme-off to
recuperate after they were assaulted by a female patient at the
Eric Wllliamsr Medical Sciences Complex (E~WMSC, in Mt
Sources told Newsday that the incident took place on
Thursday at about 3.30 amn while the nurses a female Fii-
pmno and male Cuban were on dut). The pauent reportedly
got out of her bed and went to the nurses' stauan, mumbling to
h r-elf

(Newsday) "'FROM what I am seeing here thrs morning, To-
bago seems to be on the move with agriculture, Piggott said.
"Clearly the whole country Is focused on food production and
the Mlinistry of Agriculture. Land and Alainne Resources at, the
present uime has a very large mandate to seek to provide food
and nutnulon security for all the people In Tunidad and To-
bago," he itressed.
He said Governmenl was committed to activatng higher
levels of increased food production and in this regard em-

ever they exijt throughout the country" to assess the
progress; In this area.

a Newsday) FORMlER Trade and Industr! Mastucer Dr Kelth
Rowley's monthly salary will be slashed from TT$33,000 to
TT$14,000 after Prime Minister Patrick Manning fired him
from the Cabinet on Wednesday.
Rowley's dismissal will also see a shake-up in
Government's seating arrangements in the House of Represen-
tatives, with one of the other Government frontbenchers tak-
ing his old seat. Rowley will sit either at the end of the
Opposition's backbenches or the third seat from the end at next
Friday's sitting of the House.

(Tr~inidad Express) ALL COOL awaits Prime Minister
Patrick Manning in Tobago this weekend.
Both Manning and sacked minister Dr Keith Rowley are in
the sister isle to attend the Plymouth Jazz F~estival. Sources
said yesterday it is unlikely that Manning would attend the
show however.

(Trinidad Express) OPPOSITION Leader Basdeo Panday
says if he were in Prime Minister Patrick Manning's shoes,
he would have promoted a government minister, whether
he/she used "'wajang" behaviour or not, in order to expose
"I do not quite know what is the meaning of the word
'wajang'. I suspect it may have a connotation that describes
the behaviour of Rowley that MP Sharma, the Member of
Fyzabad, complained of in the 'Tea Room Affair ,' Panday said

i(.Iancica ceaheintervi MO spcait ao e re uied t sit
the Ministry of Education with the early detection of special
needs in children at the early childhood level, according to a
senior adviser to Education Mlinister Andrew Holness.
Rebecca Tortello, consultant on early childhood and
parentinlg. is supporting the efforts of the Jamaica Association
for the Deaf (JAD), which launched the Hearing Awareness
cahmpt gn at Pollyanna Restaurant in the Corporate Area on

(Jamaica Gleaner) ON Monday: afternoons. beginning
April 28, the United States Emnbassy will resume walk-in
visa ie-issuance for persons already holding a Bl/B2 mul-
tiple-entry visitor's visa. No appointments will be needed
for this service.
In a release Friday. the embassy said to qualify for walk-m
visa ie-issuance, the applicant's current multiple-entry visa must
have been initially valid for five years or more, and it must be
expiring within the next 12 months, or have expired within the
past 12 months. Walk-in visa ie-issuance will also be available
to current holders of multiple entry Bl/B2 visitor's visas who
have obtained a new passport and want their current visa reis-
sued in their new passport.

(Trinidad Express) RISING
food prices drove inflation in
the country closer to the
double digit mark again, with
an increase in the rate from
9.4 per cent to 9.8 per cent,
the latest available data
showed Friday..
The Central Statistical Of-
fice information indicated that
headline inflation (which in-
cludes food prices) increased to
9.8 per cent in March.
The jump in inflation fol-
lowed a warning days earlier

by Central Bank Gov
Ewart Williams, that the
try could soon be swingn
in double digit inflation
credit expansion, high
prices and excessive Ge
ment spending were no
The latest up-tick
inflation rate was led b~
prices, which rose on a
on-year basis to Mar
19.7 per cent from 18
cent the previous montl
The main contribute

ernor the rise in food inflation were
coun- increases in the prices of
nmmmg bread and cereal (19 per cent),
,n", if fish (37.2 per cent) and oils
r food and fats (11.8 per cent), the
overn- Central Bank said in a state-
t alle- ment Friday.
"The sharp rise in the prices
in the of bread and cereal follow upon
y food substantial increases in the glo-
iyear- bal prices for wheat, corn and
ch by edible oils and fats," the bank
.8 per said.
h. "The rate of price increases
:ors to slowed however in the sub-in-
- dices for meat, fruits, milk,
cheese and eggs."
Core inflation, which ex-
c ludes the effects of food prices,
I, off measured 5.7 per cent, roughly
three the same rate as mn the previous
utted two months.
other Consumers also paid more

lysha in o hT indices for health
iden- services, alcoholic beverages, to-
bacco and clothing and foot-
,ther, wear, posted increases of 7.1
p.m. per cent, 13.7 per cent and 2.8
as on per cent respectively.
After dechmnng to a low of
r-old 3ear, rhe ifatio nrat s elda t
dse ten per cent in January, fell

since February.
from "Inflation has picked up
dem markedly over the past six
months, as demand pressures
wee continue unabated and as the
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people, as nations of One Region.."
Therefore, for the' leader of the PNCR, Robert Corbin,
to chase fiftef cheap publicity with his anti-government
marches under the ,pretence of fighting for press free-
dom, as he threatens to disrupt arrangements for
Carifesta X, is a sick joke. It is one that reveals the intel-
lectual bankruptcy of that party from which so many of its
better known officials and activists felt compelled to walk
away with the outcome of its last congress.
For allkthe political opportunism associated with the
politics of Forbes Burnham, the late PNC leader who
hosted the First Ca'rifesta, must be turning in his grave
at the sight sof Robert Corbin exploiting the suspension
of CNS Channel 6 licence to create uncertainties
about arrangements for Carifesta X-
The PNCR leader seems to be deluding himself by
his current excitement with self-serving organised
marches. Is he aware of the extent of nation-wide involve-
ment in the arrangements for this great cultural extrava-
ganza? Also, of the disappointment and hurt that could
come to the talented, creative and committed Guyanese--
not to mention their cousins in other Caribbean states--
eagerly looking forward to the Festival?
The Festival is on track and, we have no doubt, it will
so remain as hands are joined across this nation and
across the seas with Caribbean governments, brothers
and sisters to make August 2008 the memorable occa-
sion it WILL prove to be--36 years after it first took place
in Guyana.

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through vvnat Ou'sm Raer ay.nwbsdooe,

wmonW Go**, enltat YoU be as briel as po ssbe an
eha Yo o's with issues rather h wt

Karen. y'ou have no idea of
what you are talking about
when you talk about God. injus-
tice and the PNC.
Karen. the injustice you are
talking about came to an end in
Karen, I must remind you
that I too have no political af-
filiation and will never have
I am simply telling the
truth about the injustice that
the majority of Guyanese
had endured at the stone cold
hands of the past illegal PNC


those that were killed by the
so called phantom were mostly
drug related who were fighting
a turf war.
Oh. and, Karen, I urge you
to read the United Nations re-
port on Guyana that it went
from the poorest nation prior
to 1992 and after 1992 to a
middle class country in such a
short time.
Karen, it is called prudent
fiscal management by Govern-
ment to repay any debts it in-
curred because it has the work-
ing class people now where
there were none prior to 1992.
So Karen it's like compar-
ing apples and oranges.

IN response to a letter
captioned "The injustice will
end" by Karen Jack dated
April 25.08
Karen, thank you forage-
ing with me on bringing ut
some historical
brutal past truths about your
PNC. .
You however- said
you draw some comparisons
between the past and present
The past PNC illegal di~cta-
tor Governments of Burgtkam
and Hoyte are called "regimes"
that where ~e~ver elected by t!he
people for the people, of
Guyana. ._
The present PPP/C,Gov-
ernment was elected in free, fair
and transparent elections~by the
majority of Guyanese- for
You then went out to oint
out the difference between ~the
two on debt by saying the
PPPC continues to b~orrowJ rom
international financial firstitu-
You asked and ansivered
your own question as to who
will pay this debt other than the
working class. ', :
Yes Karen, it is thk ~ork-
ing class that -will ev~if ally
pay to service all debts Goviern-
ment incurred like any Qther
countries such as U.S.; Canada
and Britain. 2
Your PNC hadmao w~orklng
class people to ~repg :he w~hop-
ping US 2 billion foreign debt it
incurred during its 28 years of
illegal brutal dictators rule.
Your PNC eI~d~ers squan-
dered all monies and lined their

pockets thus providing no jobs
for the working class who
wanted to work.
You then went on to say the
Mirror was shut down just
like Sharma's Channel 6.
Karen, could you say or
give any proof why the Mirror
was shut down by your Forbes
Burnham in the 70s?
I bet the Mirror did
not threaten the life of Burnham
even though he was a brutal dic-
tator who ruled illegally?
So I await your proof Karen
You -then went on to accuse
the ruling PPP/C of having
knowledge of a phantom squad
and equate it with the kick down
the door bandits during your
PNC illegal rule.
Karen, I challenge you to
show proof and let's take it to
the International Communities of
peace loving Nations and to the
United Nations where the PPP/
C Government was involved in
any of those killings.
The only reason you are
saying this is because you are lis-
tening to and believing what
your lying leaders are saying
about the PPP/C Government.
So again I await your proof
Karen Jack.
Karen, kick down the door
bandits were there to rob, rape'
and drive fear into a
certain ethnic group of Guyanese
by a certain ethnic group of
That certain group of ethnic
people were fleeing the country
then because that was exactly
what your PNC wanted.
The certain ethnic group of

THE shouts of joy, the
screams of delight, the noise
of happiness, the sound of
elation... No, it was not the
West Indies inflicting a 5-nil
Test blackwash over the
mighty Australians; it was
one of my neighbours cel-
ebrating the restoration of
electricity after a blackout
that lasted from 10.30 am to
7.30 pm on Thursday April
24, 2008.
I turned off my gas lamp
(I have no private power plant,
solar-power charged batteries
or wind-powered generator, as
the benumbed massas of our
society possess courtesy of
the tax-payers and discourtesy
of not reporting their electric-
ity generating assets to the
PM) and immediately attended
to tasks that required the use
of electricity.
Weary perennial thoughts
of blackouts suffused my mind.
When will blackouts end? In
which era will we get electric-
ity 24/7/365/366L? When?
When? When will we see the
day that blackouts become a
thing of the past, a dim
memory? When will the only
excusable reasons for blackouts
be so-called 'acts of God' -
lightning strikes, storms and
floods not human error and
"Blackout! Hackett (my
Dad), Michael, start the en-
gine," was the cry of my
mother in the early 1980s
when I was a dark-headed teen-
ager. My father muttered un-

printable things about GEC and
the government, my brother and
I grumbled and we complied.
Over two decades have passed,
my mnother has died, my fathler
is getting on in years, the oldl
faithful crank-start two-cylinder
Lister has been sold and a few
gray wisps are appearing on my
head, but the cry remains al-
most the same, as uttered now
by my wife, "Blackout!
Michael, light the gas lamp!" I
grumble and comply. When will
we have a generation that
knows not the blackout cul-
Tw~o years ago, my 11-year
old American-born nephew, on
a short vacation, eagerly asked,
"Uncle Michael, when will
there be a blackout?" He was
not disappointed. He was fas-
cinated. Perhaps, for the first
time in his life he saw stars
twinkling in a darkened sky.
Several decades ago, be-
cause some village lads had tied
up a herd of donkeys near the
spot where the late great
Founder-Leader was to have
held a meeting, Bush Lot Village
on the Corentyne was by-
passed in the GEC's electrifica-
tion programme. Now courtesy
of GPL, Bush Lot can enjoy the
privilege, like Rose Hall Town,
of experiencing prolonged, un-
explained blackouts.
Lads, it's time to tie up
the donkeys again. Not in
Bush Lot.

M. Xin Quan-Balgobind-


C. '"BlECEi

CO me, some Karen

WITH LAST Wednesday evening's spectacular official
launch at Cenotaph Square of arrangements for
Guyana's hostirig of the 10th Carifesta, all systems are
now in readiness to push ahead for what promises to be
a most exciting and rewarding "homecoming" for this
premier regional cultural event, first inaugurated in this
nation 36 years ago.
The politicking of the main opposition PNCR had, as
expected, NO impact on the well-organised launch of
Carifesta X. The members of the standing Regional Cul-
tural Council (RCC) who witnessed the event, following
their 19th Meeting earlier in the day at the Community
Secretariat, would have been quite encouraged and in-
-spired for the staging of a very successful 11-day Festi-
val from August 22-31.
Assistant Secretary General for Foreign and Commu-
nity Relations, ambassador Colin Granderson, in ad-
dressing the ceremonial opening, said: "We are quite
pleased that the Guyana Government offered to
host Carifesta X and for taking on the mammoth task of
organizing the Festival in just one year...
"I take this opportunity to wish Guyana, as host coun-
try, every success as it prepares for Carifesta X, and to
pledge the continued support of the CARl COM
Secretariat...This evening we rejoice in our 'one-ness'
in keeping with the theme of this launch ('One Carib-
bean, One Purpose--Our Culture, Our Life")..."
The Community's Assistant Secretary General for
Human and Social Development, Edward Greene, had
earlier told the RCC meeting on preparations for the Fes-
tival: "We can all view this as the 'homecoming' for
Carifesta, returning after some 36 years, to its birthplace,
We expect Carifesta X to be no less inspirational and
enjoyable as the first Carifesta, of which event many
among us have
fond memories..."
For his part, President Bharrat Jagde'o, who had
committed Guyana to hosting the Festival after The Ba-
hamas regretted its failure in 2007 to proceed with ar-
rangements, gave the firm assurance, when he ad-
dressed the audience of thousands at the launching cer-
emony, that Guyana "is a safe place for Carifesta" and
his administration was resolved to "leave no stone
unturned" in ensuring a safe and secure" environment..."
It may have been the Head of State's way of remind-
ing those in our midst who seek to engage in cheap,
divisive politicking, that the resources and commitment
required to stage a successful Carifesta in August, of-
fers Guyana "the opportunity", as he said, "of transcend-
ing those things that can blind, limit and divide us as a

Let s tie up the

d on key again

SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 27, 2008 7

Shame on those who would scuttle Carifesta

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are not immune to the hike in
prices that we have already been
Even though we have to pay
more for rice, we are still not feel-
ing the brunt of the situation
simply because we do not have
a shortage of rice in the coun-
While Govemnment has limited
.the amount of rice that can be ex-
ported, they, however, cannot con-
trol the rise in the prices because if
the producers do not get the price
they want for their commodity,
they may illegally ship it to coun-
tries that will be more than willing
to purchase it at a higher rate. We
the locals will then have to pay the
higher pice.

Government has imple-
mented an initiative, whereby
rice is bought directly from the
producers and sold at a cheaper
rate than what is being retailed at.
This may be the only country
where the Government has done
While Government is doing
its part to assist us, we must be-
come conscious of our consump-
tion habits and what we can use
alternately so that we can man-
age the situation of the rise in
rice prices, because if we are to
take examples from the world
market, the hike in prices will
not go down anytime soon,


THE Guyana Power and
Light Inc (GPL) for months
now, has been making extra
cash by providing electricity
to where I live, while charg-
ing a rate for which I should
not be billed for. The matter
is currently before the eyes
of those at the Public Utili-
ties Commission (PUC), and
I hope that it is resolved
quickly. ,
Although I do not operate
a business, I am being charged a
commercial raje which sends my
bill sky- high at the end of each
month. I have brought this to
the attention to the employees
at the GPL Commercial Office
in New Amsterdam on umpteen
occasions; however, it seems as
if they have been ignoring me all
along. Well, can you blame
them? The longer they bill me a
commercial rate, the more
money they will get.
I registered a letter written
to one Ms. Cadogan of the N/A
GPL office since January of this
year, but no one from that of-
fice has made contact with me.
I am therefore requesting
that GPL correct its mistakes
and start billing me residentially.
This is not right. How many
more persons in Guyana are go-
ing through these similar prob-
lems whereby GPL is ripping
them off each month? The dif-
ference is that they may not
have a voice! Well I am their

The PUC is dealing with
hundreds of complaints against
GPL on a daily basis but I be-
lieve Guyanese need to start su-
ing this power company. It's ei-
ther that or we all turn our lights
off for a week and see what will
happen. The walls at the N/A
Commercial Office and the
Hampshire Corentyne Office are
bursting at their seams every
day with people going to query
their bills and to make com.
plaints. At the Hampshire office,
the line continues straight down
the steps and through the gate
sometimes. This is the emotional
and physical torment that
Guyanese have to go through.
This is how Guyanese spend
their days- at the GPL Offices
nationwide, as if they had noth-
ing better to do--just trying,
hoping that they'd get some sat-
isfaction from their complaints
and they would be corrected*
However, little do they know
that they will have to repeat the
same visit to the GPL Office the
next month.
As for me being billed
commercially instead of resi-
dentially, I can count on it,
whenever the matter is re-
solved, that I won't get back
one red cent from GPL from
which they've overcharged
me. I know where the extra
dollars they made from me
will go.


I read an article that states
'World food fears mount as
rice prices hit record'.
China and India are prob-
ably the largest consumers
of rice, since it is part of
their staple diet. These
countries also produce this
commodity and to read that
the price is now at a record
high is alarming.
The article also states that
the U.S. has 'downplayed' the

idea of food shortages in the coun-
try saying that they don't have it
in the U.S. However, they have
noted that there is an increase in
the prices, as recently major retail-
ers have reported 'panic buying',
where stores actually have to limit
the amount of rice sold to one per-
These are things that we as
Guyanese need to pay atten-
tion to, because they show that
although we produce rice, we

I am writing to extend
congratulation to my
beautiful country as the
coming host of the Carib-
bean Festival of Arts
(Carifesta X) in August.
As an American-based
Guyanese, I am proud to
see iny country in the
'spotlight' not only in the
Caribbean but my imme-
diate environment here in
Florida .Everyone is en-

We must


Who the


I see that the Guyana Rev-
enue Authority has finally
gotten the nerve to do what
it should have been doing a
long time ago, going after
businesses that are exploit-
ing Guyanese.
My experience is that
there is massive exploitation
going on and the poor people
are the ones who are suffer-
ing. With the absencehcifprice

age to cphag pies that si
them but th er are many out
there who are ripping us off!

An item that was bought
at one store for about $1200
was being sold at another
store not far off for about
$1600! How is this 33 per-
cent price variation justified?

I fully agree that we as
consumers need to become
wiser when shopping as we
can save a lot by knowing
who are the exploiters and re-
frain from shopping at their
Come on business
pu7Cle boe ui t us. With-


thusiastic about coming
home for the big event, not
only Guyanese but other
friends from across the
world, as far as Africa.
However, following the
news, I am saddened to see 'un-
patriotic' Guyanese wanting to

sabotage the event. This is a big
and historical event which will
open miany new opportunities
not only for the country but for
Guyanese as a whole.
Carifesta was born in
Guyana and now it is Caribbean.
Let's put politics aside and ra-

cial malice and enjoy this event
as 'true' Guyanese.
This festival is going to be
the biggest Caribbean event
ever held. Shame on those
that want to sabotage it.


IT was refreshing to see
Guyana showcased at the
launching of Carifesta X. I
have no doubt that come Au-
gust, Guyana will put on one
of the biggest cultural spec-
tacles to hit the Region.
These activities do well for
a nation. It builds unity, pride
and respect. This festival is be-
ing held at a time when the Re-
gion is being affected by high
food prices resulting from short-
ages on the world market.
Guyana should use the oppor-
tunity to regain the respect of
the Region by proving that we
are indeed the 'bread basket of
the Caribbean.
The 'Grow More' cam-
paign launched by the Govern-
ment will be more r leant now

will be gracing our shores.

The return of Carifesta to its
birthplace should be a memorable
event. The President seems to be
pulling out all the stops; the al-
location of $30M for the devel-
opment of steel pan for the
event and the granting of duty
free access for all sound and mu-
sical equipment will ensure that
Guyana has nothing but the best
for the event.
The hospitality of
Guyanese will also be an im-
portant factor in the hosting of
the event. The hosting of the
World Cup Cricket last year
has shown that we are capable
of hosting large international
events. Our Caribbean broth-
ers and sisters should be
treated to the best the Region
has to offer come August


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tween Jamaica and Guyana
over rice shipments to this
country, consistent with a
prevailing agreement, is yet
another indication of prob-
lems being thrown up by a
widening food crisis that
is now a world-wide chal-
Claims by Jamaican import-
ers and distributors about
Guyana's default on pledged ex-
port commitment has been
firmly denied by Guyanese ex-
porters. The matter has also led
to an assurance by the Bharrat
Jagdeo administration that "all
efforts will be made" to ensure
that no CARICOM partner is
affected by bilateral private sec-
tor arrangements covering quan-
tity, quality and pricing.
An aggravating factor which
has developed is the warning
from the Bruce Golding admin-
istration to officially seek an ur-
gent waiver of CARICOM's
Common External Tariff (CET)
to permit importation of rice to
satisfy local demands.
There lies the rub. A waiver
of the CET can only be ap-
proved if it has been clearly es-
tablished that the exporting
member state is not in a posi-
tion to honour its commitment
as agreed.
Jamaica importers would be

aware how this position has
been reaffirmed and sustained in
the face of repeated efforts in
the past by Trinidad and To-
bago to annually seek a CET
waiver that could
facilitate importation of par-
boiled rice from extra-regional
sources and at more favourable
For the CET to be sus-
pended expediently will render
it ineffective as an instrument to
protect regional production and
marketing of commodities. Rice
is one such commodity, whether
the exporter is Guyana or
Suriname, that can hardly be ex-
pected to compete against
heavily subsided rice coming
into this region from foreign
markets, for example, the USA.
The attention being paid
to careful management of the
letter and spirit of the CET,
as protected by the
CARICOM treaty, was well
highlighted by last year's
special meeting in Guyana of
the Community's Council
for Trade and Economic De-
velopment (COTED) when
some adjustments to the CET
were considered for extra-re-
gional imports to help cush-
ion rising prices on consumer
goods impacting on the gen-
eral cost of lving.
It is perhaps symptomatic

of the problems we face in
CARICOM that, instead of fo-
cusing on macro-economic chal-
lenges, there is this tendency to
quickly adjust or dismantle
mechanisms as short-term re-
sponses without any clear indi-
cation of initiatives to follow for
long-term gains
Only recently, for instance,
has there emerged some fresh
talking about an old idea-
namely a regional food produc-
tion and marketing plan. Of
course, as some may well recall,
a much-mooted Caribbean Food
Corporation (CFC) collapsed
within a few years of existence
in the decade of the 80s for lack
of sustained commitment and
proper management.
Now, at a time of the inter-
national food crisis, CARICOM
governments for too long
heavily dependent on food im-
ports, to the detriment of local/
regional food production, are
wringing hands as they make fa-
miliar complaints and sugges-
tions amid rising tension
over skyrocketing cost of living:
Jamaica's own problem with
rice imports from Guyana has
to be viewed in this context
CARICOM, currently in its
35th year of existence, has
never been short of good ideas

to cope with social and eco-
nomic challenges resulting from
international developments.
What it continues to suffer from
is an outstanding deficit in its
delivery capacity to move ideas/
recommendations from the
drawing board into positive ac-
That's why, from the vi-
sionary presentation by the
late Prime Minister Eric Wil-
liams on "oil and food" back
in 1975, to the current
"Jagdeo Initiative", named
after Guyana's President
Bharrat Jagdeo. on regional
agriculture expansion and
transformation, failures to
promote decisive
change continue to spawn re-
gion-wide cynicism in the ab-
sence of concrete action to
make a reality of the plethora
of ideas and recommenda-
tions from endless Heads of
Government and ministerial
Interestingly, when Dr -Wil-
liams offered his ideas on~leal-
ing with a then looming food
crisis in 1975--it was also a
time of international concerns
over rising fuel prices. His
imagination had linked Trinidad
and Tobago's oil and natural gas
resources to a policy for re-
gional expansion and diversifica-
tion of agricultural
development to ensure food se-
Food production he felt
should be approached as a ba-

sic industry to be run on "com-
mercial lines by a corporation
collectively owned by the gov-
ernments of the area and mak-
ing approved investments in the
different territories...."
Six years later, the report of
a group of experts on "~The Car-
ib bean .Community--In the
1980s", headed by William
Demas, noted that the
region had become during the
decade of the 70s, a net im-
porter of food and agricultural
It welcomed CARICOM's
response to adopt a Regional
Food Plan and the establishment
of a Caribbean Food Corpora-
tion (CFC) to assist in imple-
menting the Plan.

Well, the CFC has long
ceased to exist since it lacked
the active support of the
governments to have it function
as a business-oriented
organisation with proven tech-
nical and business experience to
complement and supplement
private sector involvement in
agricultural production and
marketing. No government talks

today about the CFC.
Some of the current crop of
Community leaders and agricul-
ture ministers may need to
familiarise themselves with the
circumstances that led to its cre-
ation and subsequent demise.
amid all the fresh talk about
"grow more food, eat what we
produce" when, that is, they are
not rowing among themselves
over adjustments to
CARICOM's Common Exter-
nal Tariff (CET) to facilitate on
an ad hoc basis, competitive
imports of consumer commodi-
ties from extra-regional export-
In Trinidad and Tobago.
where in the post-Eric Williams'
era agriculture development fell
victim to a more concentrated
emphasis on the energy sector.
the Patrick Manning administra-
tion is currently in a frenzy to
raise hopes for a "new day" fo.
food production".
He is doing so with mixed
signals about "having the situa
tion under control". Under con
trol? Does ANY of our Commu-
nity have the "food crisis" un
der control, including Guyanr
and Belize, identified in the
"Group of Experts Report e-
CARICOM in the 1980s" as t
potential "bread baskets" (
On the other hand, while the
government of Prime Ministe,
Golding is lamenting the fact
that Jamaica's food import.
were "out of c~ontrol"--a prob
lem for most CARICON
states--in Guyana the Jagdec
government is expressing disap
pointment of a different order:
It has to do, as Jagdeo said
with the failure by fellow Head
of Government to go beyond
"mere expressions of interest" ir
taking up his offer for cooper
tion in utilising the country'
vast land resources for
significant boost for fool
production to meet region

cmetitive ex r -egi nal c
ports. The CARICOM foo
imports bill is currently eshr
mated at US$3 Billion.
In fairness, Prime Ministe
Manning has been more forth
coming in the interest shown s
far by CARICOM leaders in
land-for-food project wit
Guyana. Nor is it clear aboc
what extent President "Jagde
himself has sufficiently fleshe
oeug is land-for-food idea as
Major funding would he it
volved for such a project an
most likely will feature amnon
projects envisagedl for the fo~rl
corning CARICOM Agricultul
Investment F~orum scheduledl I
lakckplaice in Guyalna from Jul
A preparatory foruml ft~
the coming Junle event w~:
heltd in Guya nla .just over
wee'Ck ago, as aIrranlged b~y tl
Community Secretariat.
will -equire a hiah levecl
publicipr~ivalte sector pIne"I
linked also a) pledges~ muld

n~^. a O ~c~ce

I _

'The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons
to fill the vacancy of SENIOR PC SUIPPORTI ANALYS'T in its Information

Services Department.

Full details including the requirements and job description for this positions can

Sbe obtained by accessing the Bank's website at www.bankofguyana.org:.gy.

Applicat-ion along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to
the Bank not later than FRIDAY, MAY 09, 2008 and should be addressed to:

BANK OF GCIYANA. '. O. Box 1oo3,

Ric Iae c Sle! Rice Sale.

In response to the increased cost for- rice. The Guyana Marketing
Corporation \\ill once again be conducting a Rice Sale in an effort to
mnake this important commodity available to all Guyanese at an
at~fordable cost. Rice will be on sale at the following West Berbice
locations on Sunday, April 27:

Belladrum Bus Shted/School Street 7:00-8:00hr
Numnber 28) Village Tra~falgar CDC Office 8:30-9:30hr
IZathi Settlemient Conilultnity' Centre Ground 10:00-11:00hr
Cotton Tr~ee 11andir ll:30-12:30hr1
Shields Townn Gr~ound Square: 13:00-14:00hr
Blairmlont Vnumber Three Centre Ground 14:30-15:30hr
Ith~aca Primalry School 16:00-17:00hr


1. Tenders are invited from suitably qlualified persons f~or the supply of the following
items/serv:ices to the G~eorgetown Public Hospital Corp~oration:

a. Sulpply of Stationeryv- Tw-elve (12) lots

b. Supply of Cleaning Agents Seventeen (17) lots

c. Sup'ply of Dietar3y Supplies Tw~enty-nine (29) lots

d. Supply of LaboratorS Agents Sev\enteen (17) lots

c. Supply of Mattresses Five (5) lots

f Supply and Sen ice Maintenalnce of' Fire Extinguishers

g. Supply of Automatic Transfer Sw~itch

h. Supply of PVC Insulation Cab~les

i. Service Maintenance to Bed Lift Elevators

the Gecorgetow\n Putblic H~ospital Corporation. Neil Marrket Street. From 09 00)( h to,
15 00( h. M~,onda to F-riday! uponl receipt of' a nonl-reflundlable fe~e of' $2000,( each.

Each tender mu~st be enclosed in~ the sealed en\-elope which does not inl an!.
\\(1y identify the Te~nderer and should be clearly marked on thle top, left-h~and co~rner
Tefnder for (specific item) .

4.Tenders must be: addressed to The Chairman, National Procuurement and
Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance and must he placed in~ the
Tender Box situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urqjuhart Streets,
Georgetowln no~t later than 09:0,0 h. Tuesd~ca\ Ma! 20. 2008,.

5. Tenders: will be opened immediately- alier the closmg~ periods Te'ndecrers o~r
their representative are invited to attend the openings.

6. Eiach Te'nder must be accompanied h1 a \alid Certificate of Compliance
f~rom the Commissioner of Inland Revenule Authorit\ ( TRDl) and f`roml the Gecneral
M~ananer National Insulrance Schemle (NIS) in the name of` the indivijduarl i` mdci\- duall
is ten bring oI c~ompurn! if company! is tenlderincg.

7 Thle (icrgetow\ n I'ublic limpital Corpo~rttnon doe not bind useclf to
aczcptmpl the lowest or anil tende~r

M~ichael H. Khan
Chief Execcutile Offker


eyes, is to release findings on
the ethnic distribution of par-
ticipation in the public service,
and which is part of a larger
study since 2002; and these
findings show that many Afri-
cans are well-placed occupation-
ally. These findings also are true
of Indians, Amerindians, Mixed,
and Others. However, all the re-
sponses have focused only on

But the critics aUl seem to
conclude that well-placed Afri-
cans ad gin~l:pinalizedd in that
they areameromanfaged, are to-
kens,. or controlled by other
people. Well, these critics would
have to provide evidence that
Africans in senippipositions re-
ally are tokens, or controlled by
others; this they have not done;
capricious examples will not do.

examining the levels of partici-
pation in the occupational
Some critics seem confused
about the distinction between
marginalization and discrimina-
tion; they are not the same. And
it is common knowledge that in
a multiethnic society wherever
marginalization prevails, it tends
to touch all ethnic groups.
Again the critics seem con-
fused about risk factors for
marginalization and
margm sdzaton itself. Siag icant

include poverty, unemploy-
ment, sickness, physical disabil-
ity. But risk factors are not
forms of marginalization and
their presence should not be
equated with marginalization. In
fact, experiencing social or/eco-
nomic disadvantage is not nec-
essarily marginalization.
Marginalization is a pro-
cess, not a condition; and so the
individual can experience
marginalization in some parts of
the life cycle and not in other
This means that it may be
hard to differentiate between
voluntary and involuntary
marginalization; cases may exist
where an individual makes a
voluntary choice that may in-

LET me say for the ump-
teenth time that our findings
on marginalization focused
on only one type of
-marginalization, social
inarginalization; and social
marginalization has to do
:with examining the levels of
ethnic participation in the

And in multiethnic societ-
jies, knowing the ethnic demo-
fgraphics is prerequisite for ap-
propriate policy formulation
and good governance. Policies
have to touch the lives of all of
a country's citizens, and no citi-
zen should be left behind. And
so knowing the status of vari-
ous ethnic groups, especially in
the occupational structure,
would facilitate better planning
and execution of effective pro-
grams for the good of all
Over the past few weeks, I
have been presenting findings
addressing the ethnic distribu-
tion of participation in the pub-
lic service. These findings have
generated a huge response; but
there was one personal attack
From Rickford Burke of the Car-

ibbean GuyanalInstitute for De-
mocracy in New York City. But
I take whatever comes in good
stead, as all this goes with the
terrain whether you are in
academia or in some other pub-
lic sphere.
I, however, would advise the

Bounra attack meIrel b ina p r
superfluous, phony short-term
gains, but have no sustainable
capacity. Our findings are very
significant for policy-making
measures where we must con-
tinue to push for a better qual-
ity of life for all Guyanese.
And how about if our find-
ings on ethnic distribution had
shown that Africans are not
marginalized, would the critics
then say that this ethnic distri-
bution is meaningless? Then if
by chance, these findings do
show that Africans are
marginalized, then these findings
would have received great acco-
lades. And so this is the nature
of the beast that permeates the
critics' responses to our findings
on marginalization'
The crime I seemingly may
have committed, in the critics

And how about if our findings on etfiih' dis~tribution had
shown that Africans are not marginali@j w iuldl the critics
then say that this ethnic distribution i~ir etyingless? Then
if by chance, these findings do show that Afnicans are
marginalized, then these findings would have received
great accolades. And so this is the nature of the beast
that permeates the critics' response tb our findings on

voluntarily produce
marginalization; or where an in-
dividual makes progressive ad-
aptations to his marginalized
status and sees the experience as
Marginalization involves
exclusion from participation
in some areas of society. It is
important to note that
marginalization in one area
of social life does not neces-
sarily produce
marginalization in others.
Simmel, a German Sociolo-
gist, explains that
marginalization is incomplete

What yar stickS or what mea-
sures the critics agiply to deter-
mine their conclusion that Afri-
cans are marginalized, or that
Africans are in office and not in
power.iAt least, I have pre-
sentedie~vidence on the ethnic
distribution of participation in
the public service.
Th critics need to under-
stand, iooe,that we are present-
ing findings on only one type of
marginalization, social
margilialization; and social
marginalization has to do with

However, I did not measure
whether or not these well-placed
Africans are tokens, are
micromanaged, or are controlled
by other people; and so I can-
not say that they are
micromanaged, or controlled.
But what I can say is that they
occupy senior positions. At any
rate, telling a senior African
manager who is not a token that
he/she is a token, may very well
be an insult to that person's in-

.1 26 2008. 10 0: PM

Where is Mar ginalization?

Part 4 A Rejoinder

1.- '



Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited;';;";`"'





During the six monthly period ended March 31, 2008 the Bank reconfed a net profit-aner-tax of
$735 m~ilan, marginally lower thtan the $744 millon achieved during the corresponding period

hduded in thser incme are loan recoveries of $62 rmR~ln compared with $142 millon In th6
COff0800nding period last year. Profit-afterjlax before 1hese recoveries and the Loan irnpairnient .

expens/(recovery) shown in the Statement-of income was S720 millon compared with'
$653 mnillion in the corresponding period lesit year, a 10.19% Increase.

Total assets reflected a year-on-year growth of 14.80%, while deposits Incmeased by 15.52% ver
thh comparative period.

COraequerit upon Ihil performance, your Director have approved an Interim divdend of
$0.65 per share. .

Your Board remains confident that the Bank Is on course to achieve its objectives for this fiscal

David Dulal-Whiteway

Aprfi 24, 2008

1,255,300 1,246,629 2,460,117 2,441,068 4,683.292
13,913 (25,598) 13,654 (24,452) 228,152
610,509 675,082 1,258,942 1,260,275 2,508,332

630,878 597,145 1,187,521 1,205,24.5 1,946,808
249,022 233,171 452,081 460,487 802,390

381,856 363,974 735,440 744,758 1,144,418

(all amounts expressed In Guyana dollars)


(all amounts expressed In Guyana dollara)

3 440 664 1.806,374 5 474 517

(3,290,056) (5,945,346) (7.518,759)
(290,184) (39,670) (499,753)

12,342 140,785

(3 56~7 898\ (5,985,016) (7,877,727)

283,875 25,855 230,859
(330,000) (300,000) (495,000)

(46,125) (274,145) (264,141)

(173,359) (4,452,837) (2.667,356)

6,177,166 8,844,522 8,844,522

6.003,807 4,391,685 6,177,166

2.576,377 332,728 2,566,646

430,530 377,3 I9 356.333
2.996,900) 3.681.638 37.254,187
6.003.807 4,391,685 6 177 166

80,735,377 70,327,098 73,869,729

72,220,397 62,515,138 65,909,096
774,263 422,42-7 472,378
167,900 136,300 167.900

1,962,296 2,303,666 2,166,046

75.124,856 65,377,531 68,715,4?0

300.000 300,000 300,000

300,000 300,000 300,000
599.926 120.782 617,792

4.410,595 4,228,785 3,936,517
5.610,521 4.949.567 5 154 Too

80.735,ST[ 70,327,0,98 73,869,729






Net interest income
Other income

Loan impairment expense/(recovery)
Operating expenses

Pmofit before taxation

Net proft water taxation

Earnings per shale($}

Average number of shares ('000)




1,519,21~ 3,062,292
921,827 1,621,000







2.48 3.81

300,000 300,000




















Operating Activities

Profit before taxation

M AJustments fornon-cash Items
Net Increase in advances

Net Increase in customers' current, savings and deposits accounts
Increase in mandatory deposits with Central Bank
Increase in other assets

Increase/(decrease) in other liabilities

Corporation taxes paid

Cash provided by operating activities

investing Activities

Net Increase in Investmenits

Additlans to premises and equipment

Proceeds from sale of flxed assets

Cash used in investing activities

Financing Activities
Increase in balances due to other banks
Dividends paid to shareholders

Cash used in financing activities

Net decrease in cash resources

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period/year

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period/year

Cash and cash equivalents are represented by:
Cash on hand

Cheques and other items in transit
Due from banks

Supplemental Intonnation:
Interest received during the period/year
Interest paid during the period/year
Dividends received















Cash resources

Investment securities

Non-current assets held for sale
Tax recoverable

Other assets

Premises and equipment




Customers' deposits and other funding instruments
Due to banks

Net pension liability
Other Ilablilties


Stated capital
Statutory reserves
Other reserves -

Retained earnings





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l(al amount expressed in Guyan ditr
Deposhs and other liablites

50,772 50,772

735,440 735,440
- ~(68,638) 68,638 -
- (330,000) (330,000)
30o000 599,026ssl 851D95 5410421

300,000 300,000 106,505 3,799,194 4,505,699

(890) -(890)

- -744,758 744,758
- 15,167 (15,167)
- -(300,000) (300,000)
30000 300 000 120,782 4 228 785 4,949@ 7

300,000 300,000 106,505 3,799,194 4,505,69@
- (808) -(808)

- (808) -(808)

1,144,418 1,144,418
. ~512,095 (512,095) -
- (495,000) (495,000)

300,000 300,000 617,792 3,936,517 5,154,309

(all amounts expressed in thousands of Guyana dolhurs)

1 Basis ofpreparation

This Interim financial report for the six month period ended 31st March 2008 has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, 'Interim Financial
Reporting' and should be used In conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2007.

2 Signifcant accoutingpo~lices
The accounting policies adopted In ihe preparation of the laterim condensed financial statements are consistent with those followed In the preparation
at the Bank's annual financial statements for te year ended 30th1 September, 2007 except for the adoption of new Stndards and Interpretations,
noted below.
IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements
The amendment to IAS 1 requires the Bank to make new disclosures to enable users of the financial statements to evaluate the Bank's objectives, -
policies and processes for managing capital. These disclosures will be detailed in the Bank's annual financial statements for the year ended
30th September, 2008.
IFRS 7 Rnancial Instrtlients: Disclosures
The Bank adopted IFRS 7 as of 1st October, 2007 which requires disclosures that enable users to evaluate lhe significance of the Bank's financial
instruments and the nature and extent of risks arising from those financial instuments. t replaces IAS 30, Disclosures in the Financial Statements of
Banks and Similar Financial InStitutions, and the disclosure requirements in IAS 32, Financial Instruments: Disclosure and Presentation. These
disclosures will be detailed in the Bank's annual financial statements for the year ended 30th September, 2008.
3 Capitalcommitments

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(allamoun~stseprsssed n Guyan~ola dll
Six Months ended 31 Mar@ 2008

Balance at let October 2001
Revaluation of available-or-sale Invesibnents

Total income and expense recognizd directly in equity

Profit fothe period
Transfer to general contingency reserves
Equity dividends
Balancea t31st March2000

Six Monendteedd 3t March 2001
Balance at st October 2006

Revaluation of availabe-for-sale Investments

Total income and expense recognized directly In equity

PRoft for the period
Transfer to general contingency reserves

Equity dhrdends
Balance at 31st March 2007

Year ended 30th Septoeer 2007
Balance at 1st October 2006
Revaluation of available-for-sale investments

Total Income and expense recognized directly In equity

Profit for the year
Transfer to general contingency reserves
Equity divdends

Balance at 30th September 2007




Parent 424,102
Felow subsidiaries 18,010
Directors dkyand ey cement personnel 60,853
Other relatedparties 686,488

Interest and olher h 594

Fellow subsidiaries -
DMrectors and key management personnel 427
Other related parties 23,299

Interest and other expense
Parent 29,985
Fellow subsidiaries -
Directors and key management personnel 1,280
Other mlated parties 6.570




_ 578.316
963 sq5




Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning,
directing and contaolling the activities of the Bank.

Key management compensaton
Shortierm benefits 23,229



5 Segment Reporting
All business is done In Guyana except for certain Investment actMtles as follows:

Six-mones ended March 31, 20B
Guyan 0ulside Guyam TOtal
36,017.483 4,584,488 40,601,971
340,402 124,816 965,218

Year-eded September 30, 2007
Gouyan Outside Guyana Total
33,078,743 4,182,401 37261,144
1,563.653 237,641 1,801,294

Sir-l-MOhi ended Mamch 3, 2007
GuIyana Outside Guyans Total
32,039,823 3,648,717 35,688,540
384,811 56,127 440,938

Market Value of investments
Interest eared

6 Taxation
Taxation recognized is based on the best estimate of the effective annual corporate tax rate expected for the current year

7 Contingent lablltles
a) As at March 31, 2008, there were certain legal proceedings outstanding against the Bank. No provision has been made
as professional advice indicates that it is unlikely that any significant loss will aries, or that it would be premature at
this stage of the actions to determine that eventuality.
b) Customers' Ilabilities under aceptances, guarantees, indemnitie and letters of credit

These represent the Bank's potential liability, for which there are equal and offsetting calams against its customers in the
event of a call on these commitments.

Six-moths ended March31,2008) Sir-months ended March 31, 2007 Year ended Septembher30, 2007
Acceptanes 6,914 41.2^08 4,630
Guarantees 886,214 1,166,550 1, 118,312
Letters of Credit 121885 1 ._72,671 102.850
.1.023,013 1,380,429 1,2-25,792?

Sectoral Information

Cor orateand commercial 99 ,8
Personal 12.579
other 10,000

1,2,12 23


8 Interest of directors and executives and of their associates
Of these categories, the following persons held shares in te Bank, all of which were held ben~eficialy:
as at March 31, 2008
Mr. John Carpenter 150,000 shares
Mr. Roy E. Cheong 87.000 shares(75,000 hekI by selfand 12,000 held by an associate)
Mr. John N. Alves 75,000 shares(held Jointly with an associate)
*Mrs. Yolande M. Fo0 315,000 sharesqheld jointly with an associate)
as at March 31, 2007
Mr. John Carpenter 150,000 shares
Mr. Roy E. Cheon9 87,000 shares(15,000 held by self and 12,000 hekI by an associate)
Mr. John N. Alves 75,000 shares~held jointly with an associate)
WMrs. Yelande M. Foo 315,000 shares(held jointly with an associate)
as September 30, 2007
Mr. John Carpenter 150,000 shares
Mr. Roy E. Cheong 87,000 sharesl75,000 held by self and 12,000 heki by an associate)
Mr. John Ni. Alves 75,000 shares(held jointly with an associate)
WMrs. Yolande M. Foo 315,000 sharesyheld jointly with an associate)
*Mrs. Yolande M. Foo retired as the Corporate Secretary of the Board of Directors and an Executive of the Bank on
May 31, 2007. She was re-appointed on January 21,2008 to the Board as a non-executive director.

a -mDnths ended March 31, 2008 Six -months ended March 31, 2007 Year ended September 30, 2007

Contracts for outstanding capitaexpenditurs
not provided for in the financial statements
Other capital expendlthr authoried by the directos
4but co yt ntradted for







Parties are considered to be related ifone party has th~e ability to control the other pally or exercise significant influence over the other party in making
financial or operating decisions. A number of banking transactions are entered into with related parties in the normal course of business. These
transactions were canied out on commercial terms and conditions, at market rates.
Outstanding balances

SLK -monhs endedMarch31, 2008 Sl -moaths endedMarch31,2007 Year ended September 30, 2017

Loans, invesatmuent and other assets
Fellow subsidiaries
Directors and key management personnel
Other related parties

537 336


I I6,727

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Stated Statultory
Capital Rgensere
$'000 $'000
300,00 300,000




1. The Ministry of Amenindian Affairs invites Tenders from eligible
and qualified Consultants to submit bids for the execution of Consultancy
Services for the Design and Supervision of building a Students Hostel in

2. Interested eligible Consultants may obtain their tender document
from the Accounts Department, Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, 252-252
Thomas &6 Quamina Streets, Georgetown from 09:00h 15:00h, Monday
to Friday upon receipt of a non-refundable fee of $4,000.

3. The Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not
in any way identify the Tenderer, and should be clearly marked on the top
left-hand corner, "T~ender for Consultancy Service Design and
Supervision Students Hostel Ministry of Amerindian Affairs."

4.. Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main &
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, not later than Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at

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

6. Each Tender must be accompanied by valid certificates of
Compliance from the Commissioner General, Guyana Revenue Authority*
(GRA) and from the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) -
and Tax Identification Number (TIN) in the name of the individual, if the
individual is tendering or Company if the Company is tendering. Failure
to do so will result in automatic disqualification of the Tender.

Tenders which do not meet the requirements above will be deemed

The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs does not bind itself to accept the
lowes t or any tender.

Emile McGarrell
Permanent Secretary


1 CME Credit will be awarded for each lecture

Dr. Madan Rambaran
Director, Medical & Professional Services
Georgetownn Public Hospital Corporation


Guyana Power & Light Inc. (GPL) invites sealed bids from bidders for

A complete set of bid documents could be inspected and uplifted by eligible
bidders from the Procurement and Inventory Manger-GPL, 40 Main Street,
Georgetown. Tel. No: 592-226-9598; Fax No. 592-227-2180 free of charge.

Sealed Bids must be accompanied by valid National Insurance (NIS) and Inland
Revenue (lRD) Compliance Certificates. If the bid is from a business/company,
a copy of the Business Registration/Certificate of Incorporation must also be

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light Inc.
257/259 Middle Street
Georgetown, Guyana

The top right side of the envelope should be clearly marked "Tender for Clearing
of Route for GPLTransmission Line (GPL-PI-001 ). Do not open before 12" May,

Envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Office of the
Corporate Secretary, GPL, 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown before 14:00
hrs (2.00 p.m.) on Monday, May 12, 2008. Bids will be opened at 14:00 hrs
(2:00 p.m.) on Monday May 12, 2008 in GPL's Board Room, 257/259 Middle
Street, Georgetown in the presence of bidders/representatives.

ON April 21, the Govern-
ments of Guyana and Brazil
signed a cooperation agree-
ment on defence during the
visit to Georgetown by
Brazil's Minister of De-
fence Nelson Jobim. In
Guyana, the agreement is
seen as part of a long-stand-
ing and mature relationship
between the two govern-
ments. Brazil will help
Guyana construct a junglee
;warfare centre" and donate
military equipment to the
. Guyana Defence Force
whose officers will obtain
gainingg at various Brazilian
military academies,
However, there is a broader
objective behind Brazil's new
initiative to establish defence
pacts, not only with Guyana,
.but with all the South Ameri-
can nations.
In mid-March Jobim in-
formed the foreign affairs com-
mittee of the Brazilian Con-
gress of his impending visits to
ssuhA eian con resu t
and discuss the Brazilian initia-
tive for the creation of a South
American "security council".
The minister explained in
greater detail the objectives be-
hind the proposed South
American Security Council -

which he stressed, would not be
a military alliance when he ad-
dressed the Washington-based
Center for Strategic and Interna-
tional Studies on March 21 last.
There he stated:
"'This council would con-
tribute to creating a South
American defence identity. It's
obvious that South American
identity will take into account,
of course, the three main ar-
eas: the Amazon, the Andean
and the Rio de la Plata areas,
and this concept would be
based on common principles:
respecting sovereignty, self-
determination, territorial in-
tegrity of the states, and non-
intervention an internal af-
fairs.. ,
"This council could have -
and Brazil's proposal is in that
line the following attributions:
articulate measures of increasing
security .trust in South America'
including ~common defence poli-
tics; .. preparation and train~
ing of the military all over the

ticipation in peacekeeping opera-
tions of the UN; integration of
industrial bases of defence; joint
analysis of aspects of the na-
tional and regional and sub-re-
gional situations in the areas of
security and defence as well as

the possibility of coordinated
action when we face risks and
threats to the security of states;
and articulation and coordina-
tion of positions in multilateral
forums on security and defence.

The formation of the conti-
oeta secrty u ya m, acr-
would be the basis of a conti-
nental security alliance, but it
would not involve the establish-
ment of operational units.
Through the South
American Security Council,
he intimated the continent
will have a forum "Lto debate
its issues, including humani-
tarian actions that should
tae l ce, crdinahted bythe
will then result in "concrete
actions that might lead to de-
vel pment and ipeac eiankit

into account that freedom co

Please see page 13


Monday, April 28, 2008

Tongue Cancer
Dr. Adalberto Aguilera Fernandez
Specialist in Maxilio Facial Surgery, GPHC

Dr. P.K. Prem Ravi Varma

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South A~merican

nations to form

security alliance

SUNDAY CHRONIICLE April 27, 2008 13


Pu blic Service M i nistry

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American States is offering a limited number of Undergraduate
Scholarships for the 2009/2010 academic year.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to purstle studies
in the field of:--


Applicants must be at present attending a University within any of the
OAS member States and have two academic years remaining to
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Please note scholarships would not be awarded to persons desirous of
pursuing studies in the fields of Law and all Medical Sciences.

Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary,
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Scholarships Department, Training Division, D'Urban Street and
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Completed applications must be returned to Permanent Secretary,
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United States. On the other
hand, media analysts on defence
and security issues feel that
these concerns are unfounded.
noting that if the U.S. attempts
to inject its influence such
action may result in undermining
Brazil's leadership in the
process and pushing the alliance
to take anti-American positions.
Undoubtedly, Brazil
possesses real military clout in
the region. Its military tradition
bears significant influence in the
body politic, its military-
industrial complex is well
established with the region's
largest arms and ammunition
industry in the region, and for
decades it has provided service
for military forces on the
continent. The Bolivian army,
for example, uses Brazilian
vehicles, parts and service,
while the Colombian Air Force
utilises the Brazihian-built Super
Tucano jets in its war against
the FARC guerrillas.
The summit of the Union
of South American Nations
(UNASUR), convening in
Brazil on May 23, will no
doubt discuss in detail the
proposal for this security
alliance. In the end, the
leaders of the continental
bloc are expected to approve.
its establishment after their
defence ministers agree on
its terms of reference.
Whatever is decided, even if
it is not in totality with the
objectives laid out by the
Brazilian defence minister, it
is clear that UNASUR will
firmly advance itself as a
major player on the
international stage.

Caracas, 24 April 2008

(The writer is Guyana's
Ambassador to Venezuela.
The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)

Public Service Ministry

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Organization of
olAmeltican States is offering a limited number of Graduate
Sdiolarships for the 2009/2010 academic year in the following
priority fields:

it ?.ig : Information Technology
at:; Agriculture
at Engineering

'i Notification of admission into a University within any of the OAS
omem~ber States except Guyana for the 2009/2010 academic year
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Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary,
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From page 12

incides very much with
economic development"
The idea of a South
American Security Council a
South American version of
NATO was first proposed by
Brazilian President Lula da Silva
with strong support frome
Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez after the Colombia-
Ecuador diplomatic crisis at the
beginning of March stoked
tensions across much of the
Andean region. The resolution
to the crisis through the
intervention of Latin American
leaders was widely hailed as a
significant achievement for
Latin American diplomacy.
Lula and Chavez advanced
their discussions on this
proposed security alliance when
they met in Brasilia on March
28. Clearly, both Brazil and
Vcnczuela feel that the
proposed Council can serve as
a forum where matters of
defence and security will be
discussed, especially when
political differences between
countries lead to crisis
situations. It is also viewed as
a mecchanisml to ensure
protection of the region's natural
resources in the light of the
rapidly rising commodity prices
During his visit to Caracas
on April 14 to further discuss
the proposal, Jobim said that
South America, while not
engaged in an arms race, has a
right to strengthen its armed
forces since the region should
have military power to
strengthen its position

This assurance of non-
involvement in an arms race can
go a long way in reassuring the
region's citizens that financial
resources will not be diverted
away from social projects and
especially food supplies at a
time when prices are rising
rapidly across the globe. There
is also the persistent worry that
increased military spending can
divert resources from the
regional fight against poverty
and inequality.
Already, there is a
prevailing opinion that too
much is being spent on the
military in the region.
According to the Stockholm
International Peace Research
Institute (SIPRI), which
analyses arms expenditures
worldwide, Venezuela
increased its military
spending to $1.92 billion in
2006, an increase of 67
percent over the 2003 figure.
Brazil, on the other hand,
spent an estimated $13.5
billion in 2006, an increase of
13 percent when compared to
its military expenditure in
2003. And Colombia, involved
in a civil war against Marxist
rebels, has a modern U.S.-
supported military and its
arms budget, as a proportion
of GDP, is even larger than
the military expenditure of
either of its two large
As expected, the proposed
South American security
alliance has raised some
apprehensions in Washington
since it will be a pact that
excludes any involvement of the

OU have to admire the ma-
o instincts of Hillary
linton. Asked on the day of
e Pennsylvania primary
hat she would do if Iran
a'adesmclear attack on Is-
eshe replied: "If I'm the
resident, we will attack
n..we would be able to to-
tally obliterate them." And
t's pei'fectly true.The United
itteS: hai enough nuclear
yeaptiiis to blast, irradiate,
neinerate and obliterate all
;5 million people in Iran
naytilites over. All she has
to do is press the button.
First she has to winl the
presidential election. of course.
but American voters can rest
easy irIt~he knowledge that Mrs.
Clinton would not hesitate to
kill tens of nulhions of people on
behalfoof their friends mn Israel.
What pl contrast with wimpy
BaraclgQbama, who said: "Us-
ing wygs ik~e 'obliterate. it
doesn;-gQctually produce good
results." What does he use for
a backbone?
T~4iguy purists will point
out that Iran doesn't actually
have any nuclear weapons. In-
deed, lste.1ast year the U.S. in-
telligence agencies produced a
joint National Intelligence Esti-
mate stating that Iran has not
even been working to develop
nuclear weapons for the past
four years.
raTim~oritics and the carpers
W Jtoint out that Israel
I tYets of nuclear weap-
o i~tqs owvn, and is perfectly

capable of obliterating Iran with-
out American help. But practi-
cal politicians like Clinton know
that there is always some po-
litical mileage to be gained by
promising to help Israel,
whether it needs help or not.
On the very same day, by
coincidence, another American
was revealed to be in the busi-
ness of helping Israel. His name
is Ben-Ami Kadish, and he ap-
peared in a New York court-
room charged with spying on the
United States for Israel.
Kadish, who worked at the
U.S. army's Armament Re-
search, Development and Engpi-
neering Centre in New Jersey
from 1979 to 1985, allegedly
gave secrets involving informa-
tion about nuclear weapons.
fighter jets and missiles to Israel
in the 1980s. He was charged
with four counts of conspiracy.
including disclosing dlocuments
relating to national defence and
acting as an agent of Israel.
Justice Department offi-
cials claim that between 1980
and 1985 Kadish took classi-
fied documents related to na-
tional defence to his home in
New Jersey. The former con-
sul for science affairs at the
Israeli Consulate General in
New York would come to his
home and photograph them in
the basement, after which
Kadish returned them.
Kadish, 84, is long retired,
but he is still in touch with Is-
raeli diplomats. When he
realized on 20 March that he


was going to be arretjted, he
called his current Israeli handlet
according to the Justice Depart
ment, and was instructed
"Don't say anything ...Wha
happened 25 years ago? Yo
don't remember anything." No
is this the first time that an
American citizen has been pub-
licly accused by the U.S. gov
ernment of spying for Israel.
In the most prominent case.
Jonathan Jay Pollard was colq
victed in 19)87 of passing thou~
sanlds of secret documents to IsL
raeli agents while working at the
U.S. defence departments. He
was sentenced to life imnprison-
ment for spying for Israel, anld
ever since then Israeli govern-
ments have been trying to secure
his release. He was granted Is-
raeli citizenship in 1998.
State Department spokes-
man Tom Casey asked what
Washington was going to do
about the Kadish case said
that Israel would be informed
of his arrest. "LTwenty-plus
years ago, during the Pollard
case, we noted that this was
not the kind of behaviour we
would expect from friends

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1. The Guyana Revenue Authority invIites scaled bids from eligible and
qualified bidders to supply thle following vehlicles:
Twio (2) Double Cab Pick Up 4x4I vehicles.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures. specified in the Procurement Act 2003. and is open to all biddcts
subject to provisions of Section Ill (Eligible Countrics) as dermned in the
Bidding Documents.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain information. clarification, and uplift
bid documents from the Director Facility and Management Unit. Guyana
.Revenue Authority~. 216/217 Lamaha Strect. Georgetown Tel# 2252081.
from Monday to Thursday 8 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8 am to 3.30pm:
4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid Certificates of Compliance from
NIS and GRA which should be submitted for companies with offices
registered in Guyana and Bid Securityi of two hlundred and eighty thousand
(G$280,000. 00) dollars.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable cash fee of three
thousand dollars ($3.000.00).
6. Bid shall be submitted in a plain sealed envclope bearing no identification of
thle Bidder. The envelope should be clearly marked in the upper left-~lud
corner."SupplyofVehicle Guyana Revenue Authority."
Bids mustbe addressed to:
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National PIrcurepment and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance

and deposited in the Tender Box: at the above address not later than 09,.00 h on Tuesday
May, 13. 2008. Electronic bidldingp will niot be permittedl. Late bids will be rejected.
9. Bids will be opened in the presence of those Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 9.00hts on Tuesday 13"' May
2008 in the Boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board. Ministry of Finance at the above address.
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From page13
and allies, and that would remain the case today," he said.
But there will be no diplomats expelled, none of the dramat-
ics that you would see if the US government caught some
American spying for the Russian or Chinese.
To be fair, the United States probably spies on Israel as well. It
is vitally important, for example, for Washington to know what Israel's
strategic policy is with regard to using its nuclear weapons. Even if
Israel were willing to disclose that information to its American ally
(which it probably isn't), Washington would seek independent con-
firmation of it which means spies. This is just the normal
behaviour of sovereign states, but even close allies normally com-
plain quite loudly when they catch the other party spying on them.
There is a curious asymmetry in the U.S.-Israeli relationship.
Israel is the sole beneficiary of this alliance indeed, the U.S. pays
a significant price for it in terms of its relations with other Middle
Eastern countries and yet Israel can spy on the United States
with impunity
During the Cold War, Israel was a valuable strategic ally for the
United States in the Middle East, but that ended 20 years ago. Now
it is not a strategic asset at all, but a brilliantly successful Israeli
public relations campaign has persuaded the American public oth-
erwise. So much so that Israel can brazenly spy on the United States
and suffer no political penalty.
Hillary Clinton presumably knows this, but she also knows
that threatening mass slaughter in defence of Israel (which
does not need to be defended) is a vote-winner in the current
political environment in the United States. Barack Obama
obviously knows it, but although he is not going to commit
political suicide by saying it out loud, at least he refused to
echo her blood-curdling threat.

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

VERY few countries around
the world, including the rich,
have been able to escape the
merciless impact of skyrock-
eting food prices fuelled by
soaring oil prices a record
US$117/barrel, rising demand
for food, bio-fuel production
and unpredictable weather
patterns due to climate
Although the full ramifica-
tion of this new crisis is clearly
evident in the developing world
- the World Food Programme
has appealed for an extra
US$800M to feed an additional
73 million of the world's poor
- rich countries, such as the
United States, are beginning to
feel the brunt of rising food
A recent report on CNN
news indicated that the two
largest U.S. warehouse retail
chains are limiting the quan-
tity of rice customers can buy
because of what Sam's Club,
a division of Wal-Mart Stores
Incorporated called .on
Wednesday "recent supply
and demand trends."
Sam's Club followed Se-

attle-based Costco Wholesale
Corporation, which put limits
in at least some stores on bulk
rice purchases. Sam's Club said
it will limit customers to four
bags at a time of imported jas-
mine, basmati and long grain
white rice.
The Financial Times re-
ports that millions of poor
Americans risk going hungry if
food prices continue to rise.
Poor people in the U.S. are turn-
ing to charity and government
assistance as they struggle with
rising food costs and soaring
fuel bills.
The Congressional Budget
Office forecast the number of
Americans on food stamps
would next year reach 28 mil-
lion, the highest number since
the programme began more than
40 years ago.
In the United Kingdom,
wholesale prices of food have
increased by 7.4 per cent over
the past 12 months, roughly
three times the headline rate
of inflation. According to gov-
ernment statistics, grocery
bils have gone up by an av-
erage of f750 over the same
period, the equivalent of a 12
percent rise.
In Australia, the Deniliquin
mill, the largest rice mill in the
Southern Hemisphere, once
processed enough grain to sat-
isfy the daily needs of 20 mil-

lion people. But six long years
of drought have taken a toll, re-
ducing Australia's rice crop by
98 percent.
The collapse of Australia's
rice production is one ofseveral
factors contributing to a dou-
bling of rice prices in the last
three months increases that
have led the world's largest ex-
porters to restrict exports se-
verely, spurred panicked hoard-
ing in Hong Kong and the Phil-
ippines, and set off violent pro-
tests in countries including
Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia,
Haiti, Indonesia, Italy, Ivory
Coast, Mauritania, the Philip-
pines, Thailand, Uzbekistan and
Off~icials in the Philippines
have warned that people hoard-
ing rice could fance economic
sabotage charges, while other
countries, such as Vietnam, have
restricted the export of rice.
In the Caribbean, several
governments have announced
further increases in the price for
rice, flour and other basic food
In Haiti, the most severely
hit country in this region; the
poor have resorted to eating bis-
cuits made of mud.
Robert Zoellick, Presi-
dent of the World Bank, re-
cently indicated that many
more people will suffer and
starve unless the U.S., Eu-

rope, Japan and other rich
countries provide funds. He
said prices of all staple food
had risen 80% in three
years, and that 33 countries
faced unrest because of the
price rises.
Guyana's ability to produce
more food than the nation
consumes and government's
proactive approach in addressing
rising food prices have resulted
in several initiatives being taken.
These include the Grow More
campaign, the removal of the
Value Added Tax on all food
items, non-restriction on
importation of flour, reduction
of Excise Tax on gasoline,
removal of taxation on kerosene
and cooking gas, offsetting
water and electricity costs.
strict mnonitoring of rice
exports. conducting
countrywide rice sales, and the
establishment of a Ministerial
Task Force on food.
While these measures
will not eliminate the effects
of rising food prices, they
have served to cushion its im-
pact, thereby allowing for
food to be available to all
Guyanese at an affordable
price, and at a price that is
significantly below the retail
prices for basic food items in
the Caribbean and many
parts of the world (A GMC

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Freight of Heavy Fuel Oil to various GPL Locations by Marine

A complete set of bid documents could be inspected and uplifted by bidders
from the Procurement and Inventory Manger-GPL, 40 Main Street,
Georgetown. Tel. No: 592-226-9598; Fax No. 592-227-2180 upon payment of
a non-refundablefee of Five Thousand Dollard ($5,000).

Sealed Bids must be accompanied by valid National Insurance (NIS) and Inland
Revenue (IRD) Compliance Certificates. If the bid is from a business/company,
a copy of the Business Registration/Certificate of Incorporation must also be

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light inc.
257/259 Middle Street

The top right side of the envelope should be clearly marked "Tender for
Freight of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO)-GPL-PI-003. Do not open before 23"
May, 2008."
Envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Office of the
Corporate Secretary, GPL, 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown before 15:00
hrs (3.00 p.m.) on Friday, May 23, 2008. Bids will be opened at 15:00 hrs
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Behalf of the BK Group of Companies and the Tiwarie family we wish to express our
sincere thanks to the many persons who assisted, prayed, comforted and thought of our dear
mother Mrs. SILOCHANIE TIWARIE (Parbattie) during her illness and finally on her passing
on Aprill9, 2008.
To the CEO Mr. Khan, doctors, sisters and nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation, who attended to her care, your efforts and concern during her illness were
appreciated by the entire family. We pray that you all be rewarded for your services to
humanity. To our many relatives, friends and well wishers especially Mr. ShowkatAli, Mr. Irfan
Ali, Mr. Reeaz Khan, Dr. Doobay, the Tamesh family, Maz from Air Services, the CEO and staff
of Kaieteur News, Commissioner and Members of the Guyana Police Force we thank you also
for standing with us through these difficult times. Your support continues to comfort and
strengthen us.
For those who shared their time in attending the wake and funeral of our beloved mother, we
are exceptionally grateful and pray that you be rewarded. Once again may God reward all of
you for your thoughts and prayers with us.

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GUYANA wi.i~~i he agai pisPe;wl h sighits, soundcfand scents of a culture thait is dis-
that~tly Eaqsteo rn infayour as the IsdhlArrival Commiittee;'(IAC) prepares to treat thi nation
to a serles of festi:,ifties known silnipr~ty all and sundry as The Grand Cultural Melas.
These Melas, which are three mn number, will be the highlight of a month-long proghmme. ofevents,
beginning today, to mark the coming of peoples of the Indiaa race to these hallowed shores.
And like those of 2004, 2006 and 2007, the Grand Cultural Melas of 2008 will have an 'interna-
tional dimension to it with the participation of the Bhojpuri Folk and Dance Troupe led b~y ~s lManula
Diwakar and comprised of 11 persons including four female dancers, three specialist musicianlr. two
singers, one compeer (master of ceremonies) and one liaison officer.
This is the third such group to visit Guyana in the last five years, the first being the Bhoj un Folk
Troupe led by ACP M Singh in 20()4, and the Surangama Troupe led by Dr Pushpa Pras.ad in ,.007. .
In 2005, the IAC introduced an award to honour outstanding Guyanese of Inditin gliibestry for
thei_ invaluable contributions to the development of Guyana. Isahack Basir, Isaac Sankat, Liloutie
Bhookmohan, Moharajie Sewcharan (Jagmohan) and Nizam Rajab were honoured fo~r their ontribu-
tions to community development; Pita Pyaree, Ayube Hamid, and the late Laxhmi Kalicharran and
Gobind Ram for theirs to culture; Patrick Dyal and Tota Mangar for theirs to education; Sattaur Gafoor
and Dr Bobby Ramroop for business; Shri Prakash Gossai for his in the field of rbligidn; Aind the late
Satyadeow Sawh for his selfless contributions in the field of diplomacy and in goverhhli~ent. Tfhis year
will see five more persons being honoured by the IAC. "
During the launching of the Melas at the Sizzling Platter Restaurant last Sunday 'thie IA0 inaugu-
rated its special magazine titled 'Kal Aaj Aur Kal' which means 'Yesterday, Today and T~onibrfow'.
Edited by noted custodian of Guyanese literature, Petamber Persaud, this magaiibbe w~id will be

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issued annually, highlights the work of ~the IAC in the fieldsrof cult~e education and soci protk
Photographs of activities from previous Melas, and IAC-led outreaiches and plays, which lattet wen
staged at the National Cultural Cefitre in 2006 and 2007;are liberally interspersed with aditclesir
Petamber Persaud, Evan Itadhay Persaud Misra, Tota Mangar, the late Dr Cheddi Jagan, Neaz Sulbhhn
'Aditya Persaud and Raymond Chikrie.
The first of this year's Grand Melas will be held today at the Anna Regina CommunitJ
SCentre Ground; followed by a second at the National Park here in Georgetown next Siladay
and a third the following day, May 5, which just so happens to be Arrival Day and a natlohn
holiday, at the Albion Sports Complex in Berbice. Admission th all three events is $200 for
adults. Children will be admitted free of charge. Gates open from 14:00hrs. No alcohol ill
In the six years of its existence, the IAC has consistently pursued works resited to its .Edtilral
'educational and social foci and will continue to do so in the years ahead. Since its inception, the orgam.
zation has made monetary donations to a number of needy causes, including persons that are sediousl)
ill and in need of urgent treatment; the aged who are either bed-ridden or blind; some whose, house
were destroyed by high winds; and young artistes. The IAC has made visits and presentations te
orphanages, and members regularly perform at wake houses whenever the occasioli arises.
The IAC is proud also of the fact that it was the only organisation to present statistical.dat;
before a Special Parliamentary Committee on the Age of Consent Bill. The IAC argued strongly for th<
Age of Consent to be increased to 16 from 13 and was rewarded when the National Assembly de~cidel
to accede to its wishes.
The IAC, which came into being in 2003, is also proud of its application to the Ethni
Relations Commission (ERC) in September 2003 which advanced that the publication titled
iThe Cycle of Racial Oppression in Guyana' authored by Dr Kean Gibson, a Guyanese-bors
curer at the University of the West Indies, peddled and spread racial hatred in Guyan:
eween its principal ethnic groups. In the considered view of the ERC, following public hear
between April 14, 2004 and May 17, 2004, the work must be regarded as wholly lacking
academic character and as representing nothing further than the personal views, unfortu
ael! distorted and regrettably prejudiced, of a private individual; views that display nl
ronigin reality and cannot in good faith be advanced by any ethnic group as a basis fo
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The IAC rna~de a submission to the Disciplined Forces Commission in 2003, based on the statisti
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cluding the- native people, or Amerindians, that were already here thousands of years.
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CTreI nalloin cain be built
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be realistically defined only as
ethnic/ancestral inheritances,
customs or styles, whether in
cooking, fashion, design, reli-
gious habits, or language;
whether we like pepperpot,
curry and roti, chowmein, gar-
lic pork, tea and biscuits, or
metemgee; whether we like tassa
drumming, or pan, reggae, soca,
or chutney music.
Neither should the word
'culture' continue to be abused
as it is in today's Guyana,
where it is put before any de-
scriptive noun or adjective in
phrases like: "The culture of
this and that." No! The word
'culture' has a specific implica-
tion, meaning: Positive im-
provement; refinement; progres-
sive education of the human
Numerous American film
classics help to develop the
mental ability, the emotional in-
tellectual and cultural potential
of Guyanese without referring
to pepperpot, roti and curry,
chowmein, steel pan, reggae or
soca music, or creolese.
Guyanese culture is therefore
ultimately about the develop-
ment of the mental, intellectual,
and humane capacity of
QuymLe~se. It s a net cast into
culture, bringing back products
which our selective processes
may reveal as positively rel-
evant to our society on the
'On The Waterfront' is such
a product, and a profound work
of art set among the dock work-

ers of New York in the early
1950s. But it's story is really
about the biases and injustices
of any organisation which be-
stows work or money, based
only on loyalty to the power of
a group or organisation, rather
than on human capability and
individual integrity.
First of all, the film, like
many others of that time period,
is socially relevant to Guyana
because the state of civic devel-
opment of that time is on the
same level as Guyana's today
and yesterday, when the film
first opened at Georgetown's
Astor cinema and was per-
ceived as so socially relevant
that Guyanese waterfront work-
ers were given free passes to
see it!
On a simple level, the film
is based on the spoilt habits and
eventual reform of young dock
worker, played with colloquial
realism by Marlon Brando, once
a rising boxer, but who came
under the bad influence of his
big brother, played by Rod
Steiger, who is part of an
organised union controlled by a
belligerent Lee J Cobb and
anonymous wealthy persons in-
volved in running the affairs of
the city.Brando once took the
erately lost a boxing match so
as to be paid off at a higher rate
by his brother's organisation.
After that, knowing that he
betrayed his professional integ-
rity, he opted to become a dock
worker, but getting the easier
jobs due to his brother's influ-

ence. Brando begins to change,
however, when he is asked to
lure an uncooperative dock
worker to a tenement rooftop,
where some thugs are supposed
to rough him up a bit, but in-
stead, they throw him to his
death. But theirs is a dog-eat-dog
social environment where such
tragedies often occur, and
Brando,. like everyone else on
the waterfront, is interested
only in protecting and presery-
ing his own skin.
It is a wonderful, friendly,
innocent girl, played beauti-
fully and unforgettably by
Eva Marie-Saint, who
catches Brando's eyes in the
neighbourhood and begins to
start his reform, not just by
her gentle caring moral atti-
tude to life, which is the op-
posite of Brando's selfish,
heartless, tough attitude, but
by the fact that she is the
grieving sister of the man
who was thrown off the roof-
top with Brando's assistance.
This is the brilliant paradoxi-
cal moral crux of the film,
where human love and caring
innocence are shown as part
of the un-jaded feminine
psyche, which forces Brando
to think about the numb cor-
volved ~in, T.and to rebel
against. ~
In one vital scene where
Brando and Marie-Saint get to
know each other in a
neighbourhood bar, Brando says
to her: "You know what my
philosophy of life is?" Then he
shows her his fist and hisses:
"Do it to the other guy before
he does it to you!" This refers
to the whole suspicious and
paranoid attitude which devel-
ops among those anywhere
who survive by wrong-doing,
and must be alert to any vague

difference which seems to be
able to threaten their livelihood
in a social environment ruled by
loyalty only to shaky power,
and not justness.
'On the Waterfront' shows
where humans are reduced to
living like wild animals, as in
another scene, where after the
dock foreman shares out chits
to all the select workers loyal
to the syndicate boss, he looks
at the desperate faces of all
the remaining men eager to
work, then throws the remain-
ing chits in the air, watching
with gleeful power at how the
workers scramble and fight
each other like dogs over
Films like 'On The Water-
front' have achieved permanent
social value because they refer
to human problems applicable
anywhere. Also, the fact that
the film shows neighborhoods,
parks, pubs, and tenement
housing in dingy areas one does
not associate with images of af-
fluent America, it answers pro-
ducer Houseman's question
about who American/Holly-
wood films are made for. Such
films form part of powerful in-
dependent cultural standards,
uncompromised by the often
vades the USA, or Western Eu-
ropean states like Italy, France,
and Britain. Whereas, in nations
like Guyana, political guidance
tends to take the place of such
cultural guidance, because citi-
zens are not sufficiently ex-
posed through public mediums
like local TV of government and
private channels, to constant
punctual programs of films such
as this, which have the power
to provide high moral and posi-
tive social guidance which less-
ens the reliance on conflicting
political solutions. The role of

the State can be helpful to such
cultural guidance, as the BBC
proves by its international clas-
sic film programs watched by
millions at specific times. But
only a TV staff knowledgeable
about such film culture can pro-
vide this service. Guyana's
NCN, for example, in compari-
son to the BBC, treats movies
as mere fickle entertainment, on
time-slots wasted on poor films
advertised in the newspapers as
simply: 'Movie', thus proving
that what is to be shown and
seen is umimportant.
At the climax of 'On The
Waterfront', Brando challenges
the discriminatory group struc-
ture of the snarling, bitter wa-
terfront boss, played well by
Lee J Cobb, who, incidentally,
admits in one scene that the ex-
ploitative structure has long
been in existence by mentioning
how he worked like a dog for
years in ships holes, which in-
fluenced his present heartless-
ness, before he learned how to
grab power over others who are
now the dogs that must be loyal
to him and his group, or remain
without work, and penniless.
The final scenes are when
Brando shouts to him: "You
know you've got a lot of mouth
arid Cobb "calls kiilm cdintownTht
floating office where Brando
shows some of his old boxing
skills, but is then gang-beaten
before all the dock workers, who
now make their decision to
choose a more just form of
labour organisation as they fol-
low his limping bleeding walk
into a bond, as Cobb, left with-
out power, yells in futility at
them to disobey him.
Such scenes show the tri-
umph of forever socially rel-
evant American film classics
like: 'On The Waterfront'.

Columbia Pictures. 1954.
B&W. Directed by Elia
Starring: Marlon Brando,
Eva Marie-Saint, Rod
Steiger, Lee J Cobb, and
Karl Malden.

ONE OF the great American
film producers, John House-
man, who placed his money
on producing films that at
first seemed risky -- like
'Citizen Kane', 'Letter From
an Unknown Woman', 'They
Drive by Night' -- but turned
out to be evergreen classics,
once said: "The real problem
with American films today is
who are you making them
There are several reasons
why numerous American/Hol-
ly wood films, especially from
the 1940s to the end of the 60s,
are relevant to societies such as
present-day Guyana, which is
part of the social process of
modern development, where
systems of organisation govern-
ing labour, employment, com-
merce,. communication etc, are
invol. d
m1 realistic black & whiten
1954, is just one example of this
sort of relevance, which makes
it part of Guyanese culture by
way of human emphasis, re-
gardless of the fact that it is a
Hollywood film, since
Guyanese culture can no longer

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odontal diseases or periapical
infections can induce bacteremia.
According to the American
Heart Association Report 1990,
patients at high risk of infective
endocarditic should maintain the
highest level of oral health to re-
duce potential sources of bacte-
rial seeding.
Oral foci of infection may
aggravate many systemic dis-
eases like arthritis, particularly
Rheumatoid and Rheumatic fe-
ver types, sub-acute bacterial
endocarditis (SABEX gastro in-
testinal diseases, eye diseases,
skin diseases, and kidney dis-
eases. Patients with Rheumatoid
arthritis should get abscessed
tooth removed because removal
of such infected tissues will im-
prove the general health. The in-
fection of the heart valves can,
without doubt, be related to oral
infection because of the close
similarity between the etiologic
agent of the disease and micro-
organisms found in the oral cav-
Gastro intestinal diseases
result from oral foci of infection
because of the constant swal-
lowing of pus from gums and
teeth. Common skin diseases
and renal diseases have been at-
tributed to foci of infection

giene and improper tooth brus1
ing. Hence, a professional cleal
ing and advice have to be of
tained every 3-6 months from
dentist. This disease, if ne
glected, can lead to the bleedin
of gums and loosening of teetl
This leads to pain while chewh
ing, which in turn causes in
proper digestion of food. Th
most important problem el
countered is foul smell from tl
mouth, which may lead to st
cial embarrassment.
Another major problem el
countered nowadays is oral cal
cer, which is now seen even
the younger generation. Th
has been related to Gutkl
chewing, Pan chewing, smokir
and various other tobacco pro
ucts. These cancers, when a
detected in the early stages, c;
be very harmful. It spreads ;
over the face and neck causil
disfigurement and life-threates
ing problems. Hence, early d
tection of these conditions w
save a lot of complications.
As it is said, "Health
Wealth" and prevention
the best form of cure. Eat
diagnosis and treatment
dental problems can help pl
vent complications that a



DIABETIC people with peri-
odontal (gum) disease have
increased death rates due to
cardio-vascular disease and
renal failure. A considerable
amount of research done has
shown that infected teeth and
gums can lead to the degrad-
ing of general health and un-
timely death. Even the early
period of life can be fragile if
a baby is born to a mother
with gum disease. It has been
proven that babies born to
such mothers have low birth
One study found that in-
fected teeth and gums pump
huge amounts of dangerous bac-
'eria (pus) in blood during eat-
ing and swallowing. This is the
main cause for heart problems
in diabetics. All patients with
these ailments should get peri-
odic dental treatment to elimi-
nate infection in the mouth. This
will lead to general improvement
in their disease as well as serve
to reduce medicine intake.

The history of Man's fight
for health began when he was
completely at the mercy of na-
ture, with no effective means of
combating its hazards. Then
came the slow process of heal-
ing that occupied Man for cen-
turies as he advanced in civili-
zation. Research in medical and
dental sciences has resulted in a
dramatic acceleration in health
knowledge. However, it is rather
ironical that few of us under-
stand what health is, in the real
sense, and even today, dental
health is at the height of negli-
Oral health cannot be
separated from general
health, since oral disease may
be a manifestation, or an ag-
gravating factor, of a systemic
disorder. Consequently, action
taken to improve or maintain
dental health will safeguard
general health. For many in-
dividuals, the teeth are of such
low value that few attempts
are made to preserve or pro-

tect them. Early symptoms of
disease frequently go unno-
ticed, or are regarded as of
little importance.
This attitude has to be
changed for good, and impor-
tance has to be given to oral hy-
giene maintenance and good oral
health, for dental diseases can be
as life-threatening as any other
disease. In fact, there are at least
six medical conditions that
people die of which are caused
by dental infections. Most of
them have to do with encepha-
litis or brain infection.
The common dental diseases
are dental caries;
periodontal disease, commonly
known as diseases of gums;
tooth cavities; and the most im-
portant, oral cancer. Since den-
tal caries and periodontal dis-
ease are of crucial significance to
the improvement of dental
health, they should be given top
Dental caries, also known as
tooth decay, initially begins as

a blackish discoloration, later
forms a cavity, which can be
filled with a suitable filling ma-
terial. However, if this is left
untreated, it infects the pulp,
forming an abscess in the bone
surrounding the tooth, which is
very painful and associated with
fever and weakness.
Treatment at this stage is
root canal treatment, which in-
volves cleaning and disinfecting
of the whole tooth up to the
root tip and filling it up with
materials that act as artificial
pulp. The other choice of treat-
ment is extraction and later plac-
ing dentures.
If the patient ignores his
pain and does not seek den-
tal help, the tooth abscess
can extend into tissue spaces
causing facial and neck
swelling such as cellulites,
tissue space infections, and
Ludwig angina that manifests
as fever, malaise, difficulty in
swallowing, breathing, gener-
alized bacteremia, septice-

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@MU death if adequate emergency where.
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tiun ay -nronicle Apnl 2/, 200lts


town and village, sat with the
fishermen hefting sea-eggs, gone
with the pork-knockers into
Guyanese jungles, followed the
saga-boys and the whe-whe
players, heard the riddles. the
digging songs, the proverbs. the
ghost stories, duppies. La
Diablesse, Soukivans. zombies.

maljo. obeah. voodoo. shango.
He has agonised over the waifs.
the unemployed. the mental pa-
tients. scoundrels. fallen
womern, the rich and comfo~rtable
in their halls of privileges."
Henry Valentine Leonard
Swanzy died on M~arch 19,

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

Literary update:
Please contact this writer on matters
X to be staged in Guyana from August 22 to
August 31, 2008; such matters include the
'Book Fair', 'Book Launches','Readings', the
publication of 'An Anthology of Caribbean
Poetry', 'survey' of 100 best books of the
Caribbean and 'audition' for performance/
Dramatic poetry.

FOR T'HE most part, when
we think of Caribbean litera-
ture, images of successful
writers come to mind. And
dominating that picture will
be our two Nobel Laureates.
Derek Walcott and V S
Of course, there are many
other outstanding writers of the
region whose names will be
mentioned as the situation war-
rants. H-owever, writers alone
do not makec up a literary tradi-
lion; there are many other de-
fining factors, including the role
of enablers of that literary tra-
dition. Behind the illustrious
front of Caribbean literature is
a namne that, although given its
rightful place in the history of
Caribbean literature still needs
to be highlighted now and again,
if only as a reminder of the con-
tribution that name has made to
Caribbean literature. The name
is Henry Swanzy.
Henry Swanzy pioneered
Caribbean literature in the
1940s and 1950s by giving
voice to emerging writers
through the radio programme,
Caribbean Voices. That
programme did more than just

offer an avenue for wri
also encouraged critical t
with reference to the c
The Times Lii
Supplement described
port of the program
the man behind
programme thus: "W
that encouragement
birth of a Caribbean
ture would have been
and even more painful
it has been."
Kamau Brathwaite i
to say about the progr
"The single most impor
erary catalyst f~or Caribb~
ative and critical writing
glish." John Figueroa
Swanzy that "he made
feel that their work wa~
consideration." That wa
a lot to writers.
Caribbean Voices
BBC radio programme t]
ing its 15-year existence
cast some 400 stories r
ems, along with plays ar
ary criticism. There we
contributors, including GI
writers such as Jan Car
Wilson Harris. The we
Guyanese writers like

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iters; it Mittelholzer, A J Seymour,
sinking, Edwina Melville, Denis Will-
:reative iams, Martin Carter, and Sheik
Sadeek were also aired on Carib-
terary bean Voices. All these names
the im- mentioned have made, and are
Re and making (reference Carew and
the Harris both of whom are still
withoutt alive) significant contribution to
t, the Guyanese literature; cach making
litera- a distinctive mark of their own.
slower The main mover behind
lI than the literary thrust of that ra-
dio programme was Henry
had this Swanzy. Swanzy, the son of a
amme: clergyman, was born on June
tant lit- 14, 1915 in southern Ireland
ean cre- at Glanmire rectory near
Sin En- Cork.
said of Upon the death of his fa-
writers their, the family moved to En-
s worth gland where Swanzy was edu-
s worth cated at Wellington College, and
New College, Oxford. In the
was a 1940s, he joined the BBC where
hat dur- he was to work until he retired
:broad- in 1975.
and po- While he was at the helm of
nd liter- Caribbean Voices, from 1946 to
ere 372 1954, Swanzy's coverage of the
uyanese region was extensive. Describing
ew and the scope of his broadcast,
orks of Swanzy said: "The listener has
Edgar visited every kind of home in

Naipaul: A 'man without loyalties'

CAP (19:07)




Dated: April 11, 2008

CAP (19:07)




Dated: April 11, 2008


1 (II 1 rlrl L~cu

SB: How difficult was it to write the biography of one of the
world's most controversial writers, who has also been known
to be difficult with interviewers?

PF: The biographer Hilary Spurling said I needed "nerves of
iron" to write a book like this, which is probably right. It was never
straightforward. Having said that, VS Naipaul was always co-op-
erative about letting me get on with my work and research. He saw
the seriousness and the scope of what I was attempting to do.

SB: Did you experience the famous Naipaulean combustion of
arrogancee and modesty", as one writer describes it, in your con-
versations with the writer?

PF: Not really. I was direct with him, and he was direct with
me. Sometimes he would get angry when I disagreed with him, but
that is his style.

SB: Naipaul has said that he doesn't intend to read your book.
But you say that he had the opportunity to read the manuscript
aInd requested no changes. What is the truth?

PF:: 1 neCver expected him to read the book. Under our agree-
mecnt, he: had the opportunity to look at the manuscript. He did
not request any changes. He once said that "the truth should not
be skimnped" when it comes to a biography.

SB: Naipaul has been a polarising figure, especially when it
comes to his study of the Muslim world. Edward Said called him
an 'intellectual catastrophe'. Do you think Naipaul provokes for
effect you say that 'creating tension, insulting his friends, family
or whole communities left him in excellent spirits'?

PF: People should read his books rather than listen to his pro-
nouncements. VS Naipaul likes to provoke people, partly out of
conviction and partly to entertain himself, to get a reaction.
As he said of Said: "He is an Egyptian who got lost in the
world and began to meddle mn affairs he knew nothing about. He
knew very little about literature, although he passed in America as
a great, wise literary figure. He knew nothing about India, for ex-
ample. He knew nothing about Indonesia. He had not travelled to
Tehran or seen the revolution."

SB: Did you get the feeling during your conversations that his
views on India had changed radically? Or is he is still very scepti-
cal of the way the country is going?

PF: I show in The World Is What It Is how his ideas about
India have changed considerably since he first went there in 1962.
He is fairly optimistic now. Like many people from the diaspora,
he felt insulted by India's history.

SB: Did you get the feeling that he has mellowed with age? He
is almost an unrelenting Darwinian, in a sense, famously saying
things like "men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become

nothing, have no place"?

PF: He has not mellowed. I am happy to say.

SB: Going by how he ip~pears to have used and abused his
women, do you think Naipaul is a misogynist? Or is it more com-
plicated than that?

PF: It is much more complicated and more interesting than that:
women his grandmother, his mother and sisters, his two wives
and his lover have been absolutely essential to the sort of man he
became, and to the books he wrote.

SB: Did you come away with the feeling after all the inter-
views with your subject and people who have helped him during
his journeys that Naipaul has no friends and is essentially a loner?

PF: Not really. At a personal level he is often entertaining and
very funny. But I call him in the book "a man without loyalties".

SB: Naipaul is a man who came from very humble origins. His
story is, at one level, one of an immigrant's remarkable success.
Where do you think his lack of self-doubt in dismissing people,

religions and faiths, and his cruel clarity come from?

PF: That's true: he is the most successful immigrant writer Brit-
ain has ever produced. The lack of intellectual self-doubt comes
from his upbringing in Trinidad: from his father's attitudes, from
his mother's powerful extended family and from his excellent colo-
nial education at Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain.

SB: Is there any place Naipaul truly calls home?

PF: (His house in) Wiltshire.

SB: How much time did you take to research and write the
book? Was Naipaul accessible most of the time?

PF: It took five years; it would not have been possible to pro-
duce a book of this range in much less time than that. He was gen-
erally accessible, always courteous, and never cancelled appoint-
ments. And I never turned up late or early.

SB: What next for you?

PF: More writing on India: The sequel to Liberty or Death,

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would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads
that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vo-
There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on the one
hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to hap-
piness as there are roads to sadness; roads towards victory and
jubilation; and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.
Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in
life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that you would encounter is
a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowl-
edge on where they would go, which road will you takp? What is
the guarantee that we would choose the right one along the way?
Would you take any road, or just stay where you are: In front of a
crossroad? You do not really know where a road will lead you until
you take it. There are no guarantees.' This is one of the most im-
portant things you need to realise about life. Nobody said that
choosing to do the right thing all the time ivould always lead you
toyb h pon should try living away from your family for a
yea or so bob e mki penuane tu dcson Its as rat
you might find that the idea of your goiqg backwards and for-
wards is more appealing to them rather than a severe cut from
them altogether. The decision is yourSD to make, and which-
ever road you cross, just enjoy the fac~t that it was you who
made the decision not your children 'youie parents or even
me it's your choice. ~

Dear Sherry
I am having problems with my friends and family. They don't
seem to understand that I am enjoying niy jolb and for a change, I

am focused on something which makes me happy. I don't even have
time for a relationship. Something is telling me that I am going to
lose out on relationships, and my friends will give up on me. In
r ality, that is not what I want to happen but can't seem to get it

Having time for love won't just happen. You must create and
plan for it, just like you do for business presentations, conferences
and meetings. Begin by asking yourself where you can go to meet
the kind of person you want to date. Volunteer for an organisation
you are passionate about. Discover a youth mentoring scheme, art
classes, dance studios, yoga or meditation studio. Attend a lecture
series at a local college or centre, or take a class in painting, draw-
ing or writing. This plan creates play and relaxation time woven
into meeting new dating prospects. You are not just exerting effort
to find a date; you are creating an area of meaning and enrichment
in your life.
You know if you go home after work, you'll get comfy and
never want to leave, right? I make it a point to go straight from
work to dinner or for drinks with my friends at least twice a week.
It makes the day go faster, as I have that dinner date to look for-
ward to. It also allows me to get out of the office at a decent hour,
and what better motivation to leave work.
In truth, the key is being reasonable about striking a balance.
No-one is suggesting you abandon work, family or other commit-
ments, but if you try to make everything in life a high priority,
you will feel stressed and overwhelmed. Use the prioritizing pro-
cess to let go af pressures placed on you by others. Once you are
clear on your own priorities, you can do away with time-consum-
ing tasks that don't really support you and what you value. This
will greatly improve the quality of your life and open up your sched-
ule to love!


Dear Sherry
My partner is still grieving badly two years after his father
died. He did not see him much before he died, and feels guilty. I
don't know what to do,~ and it's hard for me to be strong for him
all the time.
You can't be selfish about this situation. There is no time-
frame for getting over the loss of a loved one, especially a
parent. People who are bereaved need support that's

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Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

Page VBI

By Sfietey Bulluta-Dixun


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Dear Sherry
I heard you went to live in the Cdribbean and then returned to
England. I want to make a change in my life and am contemplating
just getting up and leaving everybody here and just go back to live
in Canada. I need to be free of people makirig decisions for me -
my parents and my children seem to rule my life and I don't seem
to be enjoying life I am just existing.
INA, 45
I went to work in St Lucia in the Caribbean for over a year.
Sobne 1peopldithought wasadoin t rg hi, il he we
Bu"::::: akdto fr ndn decus I mise by fm and Ileh
general. I could not understand their laid back, 'everything can wait
'til tomorrow' attitude to basic things like time management. I was
an editor in England and expected the mindset of the people who
worked for me in the Caribbean to be the same as mine and
generally I was disappointed that they did not want to same things
I wanted and at the pace that I wanted to achieve it in. But, it was
unfair of me to expect them to see things the way I did and live
their lives the way I had done in England for the last 40 years.
There is a big difference in my life's experiences, and many of the
women whom I worked with. So I made the decision that living
full-time in the Caribbean was not for me. Going backwards an
forwards for work and holiday is OK, and that is the way I will
now move forward with my life.
Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and
rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life, many roads

Imagin ation in

creativity and thinking


TIhe Guyana Elections C'ommission (G;ECOM) is currently conducting a Hlouse-to-House Registratioln exercise which
will conclude on JULrY 4, 2008.

Whoe Canl Register:
Anyone who will be 14 years or older by 30"' J.une, 2008. and is a Giuyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen froml a Commolnnwealth country living in G~uyana for one year- or- morec, is eligible for registration during
this -loulse-to-f louse Registr~ation exuercise.

How To Apph! Fos- Registratioin:
E-nsure th~at you are at home when the GiEC:OM Registr~ation lTeam visits. Appropriate pulbic announcements
will be maude at the local level prior to the visit of a Regristration Teamn to yo~ur immediately locality.
Yiou must be inl possession of` the following source documents as might be necessary t-o support your
application for registration:-

i.Original Birthl Certificate issued by thle General Regrister- O>fYice or a valid Guyana Passport
ii. Original Marlriage Certificate (and original bir-th cert~ilicate) -- in7 the case of' a namec change by way of
iii. Original Deed Poll and original Birth C'ertificate in the case of any change of` name by Deed Poll.
i.Or-iginal Naturalization Cer-tificate issued by thle Min stry of,1 Home Affairs and original birth
cer-tificate/valid passport in the case of na~turalization. Evidence (photocopy;/duplicate) of an
application having been made for naturalization wvill not be accepted.

Bitptismal Certificates, expired passports, photocopies of reigvant~ documents or documents from Priests,
Elder-s, Head M~asters, Village Captains/Touchous and Jlustices of the Peace, nor existing ID Cards, WILL1. NOT
he alcceptable as source documlents for registration.

All persons w~ho will be eligible for retgistr-ation, but are not in possession of the relevant supporting docurntnt(s)
atbove stated are urged to take immedciate steps to acquire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during the House-to-Hlouse Registration exercises.
Gjive only true and correct information to the Registrattion Clerk. It is an offe~nce that is punishable by law to
give false information for registration.
Ensure that your photograph anld all of your fingerprints are taken by the Registration Clerk.
On comnpletion. your application atnd photograph will be forw~arded to the GECOM Secretariat for
comnplction ofthtte Rdgistration process.

Persons w5ho are registered during the House-to-Houlse Registration exercise will be included in the new
National Register of Registrants Database. If You are not registered. a Nationial Identification Card will not he issued


It is tL~e ch\ ic duty anid legal responsibility of 'all G;uyanesce who w~ill be 14 years old and older by 30'1 June. 2008 to
apply for registration undel-rthis houset-to-house regnistranion ~exercise. By so doing. you would also be ensur-ing thait
volu are inlcluded on the otricial lists of` electors for future selections if youI meet thle olther clieibility; cr-iteria.

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full of imagination and cre-
The Oxford English Dictio-
nary defines imagination "as the
act of imagining or forming a
mental concept of what is not
actually present to the sense,
the result of this process of
imagining, a mental image or idea
that may not correspond to the
reality of things or events". It
could also be events and things
of the future; a schema or a fan-
ciful project. A third definition
is that of a faculty of the mind

which form images for external
objects such as memory. '
The word 'image' comes
from Latin imago which
means 'a copy' or likeness It
came into French and into
English in the 14th Century.
The study of the concept of
imagination came into f full
force about 300 years aao in
Western thought, gmd id to-
day being felt in almost all
areas of inquiry; from anthro-
pology to pedagogy, from
mathematical to political

theory. In the field of aes-
thetics, it is of central con-
Imagination can be trained
to become more acute and dis-
cerning. Children who are taught
to first intagine a situation be-
come better students; more con-
templative; and less impulsive.
Of course, ability and intelli-
gence play an important role in
the training process.
Imagination, as a fore-
thought and process to think-
ing, is significant for problem

solving and creativity.
This, of course, is sustained
and intensified by motiva-
tion. Solving a problem is
like walking though an un-
trodden path. The greater the
information acquired and
pursued, the more efficient
becomes the solution. The
problem-solver uses visual
images (pictures) or symbols
(words and numbers) to walk
though the possible solutions.
From this he may pictures or
words. With imagination,
however, he may change and
re-shap~e thoughts more
readily and frequently.
Great writers such as
Charles Dickens and Ernest
Hemmingway were able to
create vivid images and tell
stories that keep us spell-
bound. We get transported
into their world as they move
us along their imaginative
world. They~even wrap their
images mnto social and politi-
cal commentaries.
The problem with the
study of imagination is that
there may be errors and con-
fusion. This is promoted by
the assumption that images
are things between imaging
and perceiving. As such, it
hinders the role of imagina-
tion in thinking. For example,
"after image is different from
a perception." One comes af-
ter~an image; the other comes
later with an interpretation of
what was seen or imagined.
The problem lies in not only
the psychological distinction,
but in the language to express
what we imagine, or think we
imagine. The problem of limi-
tation is that human observa-
tion makes the study and un-
derstanding of imagination
difficult. If the mind fails: to
chart itself skillfully, a psy-
chology of mental process is
impossible in anything. The
argument continues that sci-
ence is equated with the em-
pirically confirmable events
which are authority and sole
evidence comes only from the
senses. While one must look
to the evidence of experience,
it is incorrect to say that all
explainable data of data is
data from the senses.

Science is vastly
more stimulating
to te imagination
than the classicS.
Jibs Haldane

The more intelhgent per-
so~n ha\ reate~r andi better de-
\ eloped. mlcer-conncting neu-

rons in the brain. He can
visualise more readily, more
frequently, and more vividly.
People differ widely in their
abilities to produce images,
some much more than others.
Some individuals can visualise
the letter 'N' changing to a 'Z'
when rotated to a certain point.
Others can use some images to
create other and similar images.
Age and experience play a
role. Thle more we live, the
more we learn. The' more we
learn the better we can create
Those who develop better
memorising and recall can
imagine much better than
those who do not. While this
is the portly innate ability, it
is also, aided by training. Us-
ing different methods of
memorising mnemonic tech-
niques are quite useful. 'Pato'
in Spanish, is 'duck' in
memorising. Imagine a duck
with a pot on its head.
lepagination arid the Un-
conscious: The unconscious
is a realm of activity posi-
tioned somewhere between
the conscious mind and the
physical body, but its activ-
ity is out of sight of one's
own introspection. Images
are not only provided by our
senses. It may be produced
by chemical or electrical
charges in the brain, and on-ce
these begin, the train of imn-
ages or thoughts may flow.
The images of the mind are in
a constant state of flux. They
are flot innocent appendages
to our mental life. They help
to guide and control our lives.
Guy Claxton writes that the
mind produces a watered-
down version of what our
senses perceive. If this can be
corrected, a better quality of
imagination would be
achieved. Claxton continues
that under stress, the imagi-
nation is likely to be
stretched to the limit, caus-
ing hallucinations. Of course,
some individuals are more
susceptible than others be-
cause of their differing levels,
or threshold, or subliminal
stimulation, For' example,
some individuals become
more readily upset by certain
words or sounds than others.

Conclusion: The subject
of imagination is an impor-
tant one for all forms or
thinking, reasoning and cre-
ativity. It can be taught and
trained to become efficient.
It does have its problems if
w-e think w~e can replace with
the sense.

Imagination iS aS
good as many
voyages and hOW
much cheaper.
Lucy Larcom

Vinci, the Ital
ian sculptor,
once said that
Lhe would look at
a raw stone and see a carved
statue in it. This is a mind


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Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

3:30 PMI 6:30 PM
10:00 AMI 5:00 Plli
10:00ANI 3P11


Applications are hereby invited for the awarding o~f Scholarships from the
Guyana Geology and Mines C~ommission from suitably qualified persons
who are desirocus of pursuing the under mentioned programmes tenable at the
University of Guyana, comnmencm g September 2008.

(a) Admission Requirement

A minimum of five (5) different subjects at the CXC General
Proficiency Examination ( Grades I and II; and Grade III from 1998
onwards) or at the GrEC 'O' level examination or any equivalent
qualification at no more than two (2) sittings, inclusive of
Mathematics, English and a Science subject (Integrated Science,
Chem istry and Physics).
Cruyana Technucal Education Examuination? (G.T.E.E) Techmician
Certificate, Parts I and II, or equivalent in anly of the following four
areas: Electrical, Te'~lecommnunication. Mechanical Enlgineering, and
Building and Civil Construction

G.LT.E.E Diplomas inl Science (Physics or Chemnistry,)- Pass with
Credit OR
G.T.E.E Technician Diploma (Electrical, Mechanical, Building or

Stut~dents canl choose one (1) of the followYing three (3) options fr-om the
Geological Programmne:
1. G;eo-Environlmental Engineering
2. Gieo-Technical Engineering
3. Mineral Resources Engeineering

(a) Admission Requiremenlts
Applicants can gain entry to any4 of thle three (3) Geological Engineering
streams once they possess at minimum a~ Diploma in Technlology (UG~) at or
above a GJPA of2.0 in:


*Geological Engineering

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The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites interested Parties to Tender for the
Service Of Customs Clearing Operations

Closing date for Tender will be
.Wednesday April 3(' 2008 at 10:00am

Tender Package can be purchased from Purchasing Manager-General at the
address below:

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322


All Potential Bidders are mysited to attend a Briefing at the address stated

Date: Wednesday April lIj 2008, Time: 10:00 am

Applicants will be required to attend interviews and selection by the Panel of
interviewers will be final.

Applications must be addressed to the Administrative Manager, Giuyana
Geology and Mines Commission, Upper Brickdam, and must reach no later
than I 5:00 hours on Monday, April 370, 2008.

Page IX

you said it back to him, you put
your mark on him, even though
you had your doubts. The
problem with marks is, if love
isn't there on both sides, then
the relationship has missed the

rity is the ability to do the right
thing, even though it is a hard
thing. We totally understand
not wanting to trifle with an-
other, but if your boyfriend has
moved too far forward, that's
on him. The norm of social reci-
procity is no substitute for the
mark of genuine love.

In sociology, there is a term
called the "norm of social reci-
procity." That simply means
we feel obligated to give back to
others what they give to us. It's
called a norm because if we vio-
late it, if we don't give back, we
feel w e h a soe idao rne espo m th iin n -

volves sharing or being polite,
there is nothing wrong with it.
But it has a dark side. It can be
want to used to take advantage of us.
ife with When your boyfriend kept say-
mpletely ing "I love you," it created the
'm also expectation that you had to say
ave not it back to him. Eventually you
I, and in succumbed.
'e he has "Iy love you" is also an
n asseent. hmpled promise it mays I wHi
lething I ward you, now and in the fu-
since I ture. Since people are sup-
him. I posed to stick to promises,
m, but I you feel bad about pulling
m on iflI back now. But if you don't,
you will grow weaker as a
person, and farther from your
BOBBI true feelings.
You went to college to learn
wignthilfgts adoneof thenositshaluw
gn their to say no. You have a chance,
because through your education, to se-
tten lan- cure your future. That is an
put their opportunity many young
;all, took women don't have. So grab that
nd blew. brass ring and put it in your
nd is the pocket, knowing that economic
freedom gives a woman the
mark power to make wise decisions
en your allofherlife.
you," he One of the marks of matu-

I am a 19-year-old college
freshman who has never
been married. I am actually
dating my first boyfriend, but
that is by choice, because I
never wanted to be a part of
the high school drama scene.
h pante ta nature relation-
However, I seem to have
gotten myself far too deeply
into something I am not ready
for. I have been dating my boy-
friend for almost three months.
He's 21, and we get along won-
derfully. I am not his first girl-
friend, but the first girlfriend he
"really wanted."
lationsip,fhewtol sinhe o e
me, and kept saying it, though
I never responded in kind. Af-
ter four weeks, I did finally tell
him I loved him. I thought I
meant this. However, since
then, he's come to mention quite
often plans for the future;
plans such as marriage after we
both finish college, children,
names for those children, and
I am not ready for this; I

cannot definitely say I
spend the rest of my l
him, though he is con
enamored with me. I
worried, because I h
known how to respond
saying nothing, I believe
read mymsitlence to meau
him on; this is not som
can accept of myself,
honestly do care for
don't want to hurt hiI
will continue to lead hil
don't say anything.

bbcentartists dra
cave walls didn't sil
work. They couldn't
they didn't have a wril
guage. Instead, they i
hand against the cave w
colour in their mouth, au
The outline of their ha
mark they left for us.
Lovers also leave a
on each other. Wh
boyfriend said "I love
put his mark on you

(a) Admission Requirements:
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The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc., through its Engineering ServiceS
Department, LBI, ECD invites sealed bids to construct: -
Reinforced Concrete High Bridge at GV
Reinforced Concrete High Bridge at De Willem 3
Construction of R.C. Check Sluice at Tiger Dam 48
Construction of 200 ft of Heavy Duty Timber Revetment at
Zeeburg Pun1
Interested contra ctors are asked to check; with the Engineerinl Services
Depar-tment to purchase bids by latest Friday, May 09, 2008
A comnpulsory Site visit at Bidder's own expense is arranged for
Wednesday, April 0 at9:30am.
Bids muist include a copy of business registration and valid Taxu and
NIS C certificates.
Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to GuySuCo Head
Office. Oglle Tfender Box #7 &: 8. on or before 2 pm on Friday, May 9),

Thee G~u!aa SugLar Cor-poration inc. r-eserv-es the right to accept or
rejecct anii or- all of the tenders w\i thout assigning~ anyr reasonss.

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diversionary, and support that's cathartic. Friends and family can be good at diversionary
support, providing cheer and distractions. Sitting with someone who is experiencing the extreme
pain of bereavement, and staying with the distress is often too much for those who love us. Yet,
the bereaved need to be able to voice themselves in the bleakest possible ways sometimes,
without shocking or causing alarm. A good counselor will create a situation where anything
can be said and sta:y at the side of the client throughout. Many bereaved people have feelings
of guilt and anger after a death. Friends will say "you mustn't feel guilty." But it may be
helpful for someone to look at those feelings of guilt with him; not to enforce them, but not to
forbid them either. Your partner may be ambivalent about seeking help because he fears that
counseling will take the deceased away from him even further. Suggest to your partner that
he needs to speak to his GP, who can refer him to a bereavement counselor. These people are
trained to deal with this type of situation.

MOan of the week
I was coming out of a department store the other day and kept the door opened for a
man. You know the man just walked in and did not even say 'thank you'! Maybe he
thought it was my job! So, of course, I followed him back into the store and told him off.
I don't care if he thinks I am mad, but unless you stand up for yourself and tell people off
about bad manners, how will they every learn. People need to be reminded of good old
fashioned manners like 'thank you', 'please' and 'good morning and good afternoonn.
There is no excuse for rudeness.

If you have any questions or something you want to share with me, feel free to
drop me a line at: relationships Osherrydixon.n

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y adnuS Chronicle Apri 8

But Jstic BSRoy, be-
fore whom the matter was
tried in the lower court,
found nonetheless, that the
failure on the part of the
Conummioner to obsene th

dered Yasseen's dismissal
from the Force wrongful, and
as such thought it fit to award
damages for wrongful dis-
missal. He felt, however, that
those damages should be
moderated, on account of

rol have received, had he re-
He alleged that the trial
judge had wrongly awarded
compensation "on a principle of
the Law of Tort (sic), to wit
nitiatin,d pihn hs not pphi

damental right."
But according to Justice
Saunders: "The Court of Ap-
peal (Claudette Singh, Kissoon
and Chang, JJA) upheld the
judgment of the trial court, and
in particular held that Roy J.
was right to have taken into ac-
count the failure of the Appel-
lant to mitigate his loss."
In the opinion of the Court
of Appeal, he said, the State-
ment of Claim "could not have
transformed a private law action
for unlawful dismissal to a con-
stitutional matter, as what was
alleged was not an infringement
of any fundamental right but a
breach of natural justice." This
notwithstanding, he said, the
Court, however, found that Mr.
Yasseen was entitled to pension
for his 17 years of service in the
Force and so allowed the appeal
to the extent of so ordering.
Continuing with his sum-
mary, Justice Saunders said:
"The appellant then launched an
appeal to this court. His origi-
nal notice of appeal reflected
that his appeal was brought as
of right, pursuant to Section 6
(b) of the Caribbean Court of
Justice Act No. 16 of 2004 but
it was later clarified that the ap-
peal has actually been brought
pursuant to Section 6 (d) of the
Act," the relevant section of
which states: "An appeal shall
lie to the Court from decisions
of the Court of Appeal as of
He said that "Lin examin-
ing the pleadings in this case,
we must express our agree-
ment with the observations of
Roy J. who noted that:
'nowhere in the
Endorsement of Claim or

Please see page XI

THE Caribbean Court of
Justice (CC.I) on March 26,
2008, struck out an appeal
brought by discharged Police
Sgt Mohammed Yasseen
against the Guyana Court of
Appeal for not granting him
full benefits for wrongful dis-
Attorney-at-law Ms
Mandisa Breedy appeared for
the Appellant while Ms
Prithima Tiwari Kissoon of the
Attorney General's Chambers,
represented the Respondent -
the Attorney General.
The CCJ was constituted

by Justices Michael de la
Bastide, Adrian Saunders and
Desiree Bernard.
Justice Saunders, who deliv-
ered the judgment, noted that
after the filing of the notice of
appeal in the matter, they (the
judges) were concerned as to
whether "our jurisdiction had
properly been invoked and the
appellant was indeed entitled to
an appeal as of right pursuant
to Section 6 (d) of the Carib-
bean Court of Justice Act as al-
leged by him."
Given these concerns, Jus-
tice Saunders said he and his

colleagues duly "requested the
parties to furnish us with writ-
ten submissions addressing the
issue." He said that having ex-
amined those submissions, they
all came to the conclusion that
"in all the circumstances ... the
appellant has no such appeal as
of right, [and] that in any event,
the appeal was wholly lacking
in merit and therefore should be
struck out."
Among factors that influ-
enced their decision, the
judge said, were the fact that
Yasseen joined the Guyana
Police Force on August 15,

1973; rose to the rank of Sta-
tion Sergeant; was informed
in writing by the Commis-
sioner of Police on March 28,
1990 that in the public inter-
est, in accordance with Sec-
tion 35 (1) of the Police Act
Chapter 15:01, he was being
discharged from the Force
with effect from the following
day, this being March 29,
1990; and that his appeal of
his dismissal to the Police
Service Commission (PSC)
had been disallowed.
Continuing his argument,
Saunders noted that it was never
disputed that Yasseen was not
given an opportunity to be
heard by the Commissioner, ei-
ther before receiving his letter of
te-iaton, or before his appeal
was dismissed by the PSC.
"He instituted proceedings in
the High Court, claiming dam-
ages for wrongful dismissal, and
a declaration that his removal
the Force was unconstitutional
and of no effect."
SAt the trial, Saunders said,
"an unsuccessful application
was made to amend the State-
ment of Claim to include claim
that Yasseen be paid compensa-
tion and benefits befitting some-
one who had been compulsorily

Yasseen's admission that he
had not, since his dismissal,
applied for any other job but
had been content to assist
his parents with their rice
cultivation on the Essequibo
Coast. As a result, Saunders
said, Justice Roy ruled that
Yasseen be paid 24 months
salary with interest and costs
for the wrongful dismissal.
There was no mention, how-
ever, about payment of pen-
Dissatisfied with how the
trial judge handled the matter,
Yasseen subsequently took his
case to the Court of Appeal, on
the grounds that since his dis-
missal was not only wrongful,
but null and void, he was still,
in effect, a member of the Force,
and as such was entitled to all
his salary and allowances upon
preaching the age of retirement, in
addition to the pension he


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unday Chronicle April 27, 2008

Page XI

From page X
Statement of Claim is there a .
specific reference to any Article of the Constitution, and in par-
Articles (142 (1) and 153 alleging violation of any of the
fundamental rights, nor were there sufficient facts pleaded to
ground a
prima facie breach of those guaranteed rights..."
Justice Saunders said: "The fact that the claim in this
case was not presented as a beach of a fundamental right;
nor can it be seriously suggested that the appellant had a
fundamental right to salary and pension as if he had con-
tinued in his post until his attainment of the relevant re-
tirement age; the basis contention here was that his ter-
mination was wrongful because of the Police
Commissioner's disregard of the principles of natural jus-
"The right to institute the action on that ground existed in-
dependently of the Constitution, and did not depend on, and
was not concerned with establishing the contravention of any
provision of the Constitution for the protection of fundamental
In the circumstances, he said: "There is nothing in this case
that turns on it being treated as a claim under any of the rel-
evant constitutional provisions. The claim of the appellant for
'full benefits', i.e. for salary to retirement age and pension ac-

cordingly, would have no better chance of success if it could be
founded on breach of a fundamental right protected by the Con-
S"It follows that these proceedings cannot be saicd to be con-
cerned in any meaningful way with the exe ci of:he jurisdic-
tion of the High Court relating to redress for kCe cyntravention
of the provisions of the Constitution for th~ toedion of fun-
damental rights and therefore, do not fall within the ambit of
section 6(d) of the Caribbean Court of Justice Act.
"We also agree with counsel for the respondent that the ap-
peal would have been dismissed by us even if leave had prop-
erly been granted. Roy J. awarded compensation equivalent to
24 months' salary for wrongful dismissal and this wias affirmed
by the Court of Appeal which increased Mr. Yasseen's compen-
satory package by awarding him a pensiowlbased on his 17 years
service in the Force. In the absence of any technical rule re-
quiring the Court to regard the employment of the appellant
as being in existence until he attained the retirement age, there
is no possible basis on which we could have treated the com-
pensation he has actually been awarded as unfair or inadequate.
This appeal must therefore be struck out."
Noting in conclusion that the striking out of the appeal
was as a result of the determination of a preliminary issue
raised by the Court of its own motion, and not as a result
of an application made by the respondent, Justice Saunders
said: "In fact, we have before us nothing to suggest that the
respondent opposed the grant of lead to Plipeal,") adding:
"In the circumstances, we make no order~ as to cbsts."

4/25/2008. 4 49 PM

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in the room', as Thailand-based

whitu~h will be on the stretch of
the river that runs through
Karen State.
They are being built with

ernment and with investment
from China.
Although very little ha.
been said publicly about the
plans, it is understood that
most the electricity produced
will be sold to Thailand.
Local human rights and en
vironmental groups are cam
paigning against the building o,
the dams. They say this kind of
large-scale development project
leads to increased militarisation
and the human rights abuse.
that follow.
From an environmental per
spective, local experts say the
loss would be considerable,
"They are talking abou
building, between what they ant
doing in. China and in Burma
the biggest hiydrobefectric om
plek on Earth, in a biodiversit
Garden of .Eden," Jeff Ru~thbr
ford says.
The problem for campaign
ers ishowoto m bilieedloao

given the insecurity in whicl
they .from KESAN told me
"People started to ask, 'OK
what can we do because we hav
no power?"'
He says that although hi
group has no power eithe
they can at least voice th
concerns of local people.

By Nessa Tierney

WITH dense green forests on
both banks, and a clear blue
sky overhead, the Salween
River is peaceful when the
motor of our long, narrow
boat is switched off.
This river is the main artery
of Karen State in eastern Burma,
and an almost completely
unspoilt, incredibly biodiverse
We see little traffic on our
journey: A couple of other
wooden boats carrying goods,
and one with a cargo of buffalo
that my guide says are being
smuggled from deep inside
Burma for sale in Thailand.
The peace, however, is de-
ceptive, as this area is essen-

tially a war zone.
I have crossed into Burma
illegally from Thailand, because
the repressive Burmese regime
does not grant visas to foreign
The authorities certainly
do not want the outside world
to have access to Karen State,
a division of Burma that bor-
ders Thailand.

The Karen opposition
forces have been fighting for
self-determination against the
government for almost 60 years.
They have few areas of
cohti-ol left. The Burmese mili-
tary regularly launch attacks on
villages m an attempt to force
people to reloc ite to Burme'se-

controlled areas.
Estimates say hundreds of
thousands of Karen have been
displaced. Many hide in the
jungle; up to 200,000 have made
their way across the border to
refugee camps in Thailand.
Others find relative and
temporary safety in camps in
Karen State set up by the Karen
National Union (KNU), the po-
litical wing of the opposition.
These displaced people
bring reports of human rights
abuses by the Burmese army:
rape, torture and forced labour.
I met Paw Wah in a refugee
camp beside the Salween River,
'"They tied my husband to
a tree, with a rope," she told me,
"then they beat him. He is still
vomiting blood.

"They said he was helping
the KNU soldiers, but this
wasn't true."
The area's natural environment
plays an important role in the con-
flict.The Karenhave unique way
ofmanaging theirresources, espe-
cially their forests.
They practise a form of ro-
tational farming which involves
burning areas of forest for
planting. They hunt wild ani-
mals and gather plants for food
and medicine.

Spiritual beliefs often have
a strong link to sustainable land
When a Karen baby is born,
the umbilical cord is hung on a
tree in an area of sacred forest.
They believe that not only
will the child grow up to be
strong like the tr e, but will al-

tree. -
soLargescale loggingdby tth
past by the Karen leadership
when they controlled more of
the State, has damaged some
parts of the forests.
However, the indigenous
conservation knowledge of the
Karen people has helped to

preserve much of it intact.
As villagers flee to relatively
safe areas controlled by the
KNU, these areas become too
crowded, and the carefully bal-
anced farming practices are
abandoned. '
Local environmental groups
like the Karen Environmental
and Social Action Network
(KESAN), which is based in
Chiang Mai, northern Thailand,
take great risks going deep in-
side Karen State to work with
villagers, helping them retain
their indigenous knowledge.
KESAN director Paul ar-
gues that protecting resources is
crucial for the survival of the
He adds that they can't
wait for the ci'iril war to end
before taking -action: "If
there are no forests, there
will be no Karen."

value feeres are thehonly
Gas and mineral deposits
have also been exploited by the
Burmese authorities in the past.
Such project's have been
controversial because of allega-
tions of forced labour and other


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give birth to his ideas.
A bit of reading of fash-
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such as Ebpopy, struck his cre-
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Air Sunday Ch

The Carifesta launch

THE large crowd was not fazed by th

COLOURFUL balloons add a note of festivity to the la

JAVANESE danceuse and Maroons from Suriname perform their curious blend of choreography, .. ..

MAKEBA Gabriel from the twin-isia



By Raschid Osman

CARIFESTA X came with a rush to its birthplace Wednesd;
evening with bittersweet nostalgia for those old enough to ha~
witnessed its initial staging, and with the promise of a gre;
showing for those who missed the 1972 extravaganza.
On a stage outside the Bank of Guyana building, this homecor
ing festival was launched with a cultural potpourri that assumed
much greater importance than its artistic merits.
Not to say that such merits were mn any way not up to scratc
Rather, the performances were rousing and the performers bristle
with confidence, all of which the receptive audience seemed to ha~
viewed through rose-coloured glasses.
For those with an institutional memory, one supposes, the glass
were so much more rosy.
For here it was, 36 years later, the Caribbean Festival of Cr
ative Arts was very much back in our midst.
And what a curtain-raiser it was.
From the time the masquerade band came on, managing a co
tained abandon on a stage that could have been a bit bigger, everyol
was caught up in this very Guyanese cultural phenomenon: The pr
cariously perched stilt dancer, the raging-mad bull, and the hilau
ously endowed Bam-Bam Sally, all flouncing and cavorting to tl
mnsistent rhythms of drums and flutes played by an authentic ban
and everyone realized that Carifesta is here.
It's coming really.
Never mind those who say otherwise.
Never mind the lunatic fringe in the form of a few buxom women
moving through the crowd at the launch, ringing a bell with a b
clapper like those that sat on the teacher's desk at school in yea
gone by, and shouting about VAT and the cost of living and peop
not having enough to eat, their generous physical proportions bel
ing their concern about the scarcity of food-
Of course, no one paid them any mind. The general ate
tude of those they sought to distract was, "Aw! Put a lid on i
We want to hear what's going on! And do stop ringing that i





fernal beMl!"
Then the Police intervened, and soon the protesters melted away
into the crowd.
ay And so the show unfolded.
ve Quite a novel turn was offered by Minister in the Ministry of
at Education Dr Desrey Fox who, dressed in authentic costume, pre-
sented an Amerindian incantation, a traditional prayer that called on
m- the Most High to bless our country and our cultural endeavours.
aThe National Dance Company was ebullient, with one dancer
managing a towering elevation, the girls beautifully costumed and mak-
h. ing the most of the ethnic choreography they do best.
ed There was a Chutney dancer who offered a belly dance, though
ve her pelvic thrusts were not as inviting as they could have been. But
she did have the male of the species ogling at her obvious charms.
es And then there was the limbo dancer from Trinidad and Tobago
with a scintillating performance. It was almost unbelievable as well.
e- One man in the audience shouted, "Boy, she Trini to de bone."
Many doubted that she had any ... bone... that is, as she got
down and inched under a flaming bar less that a foot off the floor.
n- At performance end, she remained sitting on the floor, threw up
ne her hands, and held her head high, then gave a slight nod, smiling
e- jubilantly, as if saying, "Bet you can't beat that."
ri- Then there was a bit of exotica from our neighbours to the east.
he A Javanese danceuse got together with female Surinamese Maroons
d, and presented a fascinating blend of stomping Afro rhythms and
stately, flowing Javanese choreography, to the accompaniment of
drums and bells.
The cultural mix was fascinating, as the two elements merged
en and accommodated each other, blended, and went off again in their
~ig own streams.
Irs It was a joy to watch, and perhaps our own national company
,le could take a page from the book of the visitors.
y- The big event is still months away, and now those at the
Carifesta Secretariat are settling down to the major tasks ahead.
ti- We are all awaiting the grand show with bated breath.
it! And if the titillating prelude is any indication of what is to
n- come, then we are in for a tremendous experience.


Onicle April 20, 2008 xV

THIS member of the National dance Company manages an awesome elevation.

BAM Bamn Sally cavorts as only she can.

Lil Wayne hits No. I on singles chart

NEW YORK (Billboard) Rapper Lil Wayne scored his .,, rs"nn
first No. I on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thurs- .rM
day with 'Lollipop', the first release from his highly an-
ticipated album.
Lil Wayne has made 20 appearances on the Hot 100 since .
1999. most of which have been via collaborations. As a lead
artist, his previous best showing was with 'Go DJ'. which
pekda o1 nNvme 04His album. 'Tha Carter III', has shifted release dates on I~ 's~ ~L*
numerous occasions and is now expected June 10.
'Lollipop' flip-flopped with Leona Lewis' "Blecding
Love'. Jordin Sparks' 'No Air' featuring Chr-is Brown held at
No 3. Usher's 'Love in This Club' featuring Young Jeezy,
and Mariah Carey's 'Touch My Body' were unchanged at
Nos. 4 and 5. respectively. *
Madonna's -4 Minutes' featuing Justin Timb~erlake rose
one to No 6, tradinghetp 0 places with Ray J & Yung Berg's 'Sexy
Can I'. Sara Bareilles' 'Love Song' was up one to No 8,
switching spots with Chris Brown's 'With You .Miley
Cyrus' 'See You Again' rose one to No 10. her first entry in
Mariah Carey's 'By~e Bye' was the top debut at No
23, another song from her current Billboard 200 chart-
topper, 'E=MC2', the T-Pain-featuring 'Mligrate', de-

nd republic in her scorching limbo sequence.

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Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008


local designers you
know, those who turn out
collections resembling the
Indian kurta or the African
dashiki with the tie-dye,
fabric painting and all
manner of prints. We're
tired of seeing those.
And another thing, Harris
has sought to make sure that
when you step out in his cloth-
ing, you are not a walking ad-
vertisement. These are no brand
names hanging around or
stitched in anywhere.
In addition, his clothing is
not for you if you are the as-
piring hip-hop artiste and or an
idol of such stars. There are no
extra yards flowing anywhere.
Some experiment in mixing and
matching certain cuts and
styles, w'ill make sure that the
fabric fits your body side, while
not necessarily being too stuck
to it.
InI other words. Harris
hais sought to take the fabric
andt mlaker some unique cuts
th.01 tell you1 youi are' a no)th-
ing butI a1 man with someit

'tln wecre horn to hie

Tuo ttactoFS -AasseyFfergusoR model 33
made ill Btrailbouglit new three years ago, in excellent worlunS
condition. These now excess to our needs,

Price indication eath GS4O.M

Tor inspection andbest offers
PContact* Mr Deonatine, Gafsons,LO,C Complex East Bank I
1 ~Phone# 266-5224, 1

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Colour the Camel as life-like
RS possible.

Story Time

1. What do you give a sick pig ?
A: Oin~kment- !

2. Wh~at kind of bird lays electric eggs ?
A: A battery h~en !

3. What do you get if you cross a steer with
a tadpole ? A: A bullfrog !

4. AW1oasti Ied cows play at parties ? ~

Money Matters
Together. Paolo and Ali have exactly $5.00. Th~ey each have tw.o $1.00 bills. but
neither has a half-dollar or any\ pennies.

Ali hlas three: di fferent kinds of coins. w\ith a total of four coins altogether. Paolo has
more money than Ali. including three times as m1any\ nickels. He has just tw\o different
kinds ofcoinis.
H-ow much m oney and wh at combination of coins does each person have?

SPZpp les. eqil


Optical IIlusion
How many pandas can you see in this illusion picture? We to
spotted 12 pandas. What about you?

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008 P age X VM ,,

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I was h~appyv that my pmyver w~as answered. For '
over a yrear, I prayed that our family would
move to another location. You see, next door to *
our apartment was a 'fish shop' that upset me f
with its nauseating oily smuell an~d loud karaoke
noise. I was unable to concentrate on my1
studies anld was beginning to falter badly. My
hope for a scholarship (w~e w~ere very poor) w~as
in jeopardy. So I was happy when the landlord
served usw\ith notice to remove. i~ssB .
I must (cil you that along with m1y pray;cr, I
wrote a letter to the Minlistry complaining
about giving permission to too many noisy:
businesses in Cam~pbellville. especially thle
ubiquitous karaoke pleasure haunts. There was
no reply and I felt that a child in this society hlad no right to be heard. So I continued to pray to a
higher authlority:.
Apartment hlunting was quite an eye-opener. In some neigh~bodiroods, it was easy to decide :
against, while in others, the rent was exorb~itant. It took mnany weeks before my father came
hlome extcited. talking about a wonderfil place on which he inade an advance. This advance
payment was strange because he was always broke. The apartment was within walking "
distance of my school and the workplace of my mother. My father was between jobs.
I was happy thle neighbourhood w~as peaceful and my1 father got a job two doors away doing
carpentry. The whole family was happy' but my father's joy was boundless. However my
happiness was short lived. Thle building my father was working on turned out to be a karaoke
joi nt. My father was a much sought after karaoke singer. So it looks like I'm stuck in a rut.

4/25/2008. 5 31PM

2008 Awa~rds for Basiness Excellouce

The Guyana Business Coalition on HIVt/AIDS (GBCHA) su ported by United States Agency for
International Development-Guyana HIVIAIDS Reduction' Prevention Projec~t, is a rapidy
expanding dliance of organizations dedicated to combating the HIV/AIDS epqidemi through~the
unique skills, expertise and contributions of the private sector in Guyana. Truhti wrs
program, the GBCHA intends to recognize the valuable e contribution made by i ndividud entities and
their leaders in their fight against HIV/AIDS and will identify and promote new examples of best
practices. The Awards will be presented on May 29, 2008, when the GBCHAwill profile summaries
of the winners' programs. Following the event, winners and commended entries will be profiled in
publicati ons and media annou ncements.
The GBCHAwelcomes entries from Coalition members, businesses, business leaders, NGOs and
other entities which have demonstrated their commitment to combating HIV/AIDS in both the
workplace and community; and which intend to become affiliated with the Coalition in the future.
This year, the Codition plans to grant awards in six (6) categories:

1) Award for Busi ness Excellence on HIVIAIDS in the Worklg ace
nhm t1r wl bema trbte~dA Do trie ugo buhie s tatnhave dek nstrae ter
programs, including non-dscrimination, prevention, access to voluntary testing, and
cou nseli ng, care a n treatment.
2) Award for Busi ness Excellence on HNIVAIDS using Core Competency
This award will be attributed to entries from organizations that have demonstrated a
commitment to reducing and preventing HIV/AIDS by leveraging their core companylindustry
skills, products or services i nthe fig ht agai nst HIV/AI DS in the workpl ace
3) Awa rd for Busi ness Excellence on HIVIAIDS in the Comm unityll~ledia
This award will be attributed to entries from organizations that have demonstrated a
commitment to leading or supporting unique partnerships that help reduce and prevent
HIV/AI DS in the community and/or media through in-kind and/orfinancial support.
4) Awa rd for Busi ness Excellence on H IVIAIDS th rough Nati onal Action
This award will be attributed to entries from entities that have demonstrated efforts to create
healthier communities by investing in creative ideas that promote HIV/AIDS awareness and
prevention and expand national health care.
5) Award for Excellence for HIV Counseling and Testing, Care and Treatment and
Support for Employees Living with H IVIAIDS.
This award will be attributed to entries from entities that consistently focus on education and
awareness, voluntary counseling and testing, referral for care and treatment, and support for
employees living with HIV/AIDS.
6) Award for Business Excellence on H IVl AIDS in Advocacy and Individual Leadership
This award will be attributed to the leader whose initiative leadership and advocacy efforts
have made sig nifica nt con tributions i n t he national response to HIV/AI DS.
Who Can Enter
The awards are open to all entities i involved in helping to reduce and prevent H IVIAIDS i n the
workplace and comm unity that are members of the G BCHA or intend to become e affiliated to
the said Coalition in the future. Applications are encouraged from organizations from all sectors.
sub sectors, administrative regions and workforce sizes. Applications should be submitted for
programs and i initiatives that are currently bei ng i mplemnented. Programs and i initiatives that i nclude
monitor ng and eval uation components a nd report ng on ou tcomes are partic ul arly wel come.
Organizations and individuals may be nominated for an award by a Public/Private Sector Partner,
NGO or by itself, but the entry must be submitted by the entity itself: the Coalition retains the rig ht to
publish case studies based on the entries received.
Entering your organizations' programs signities your willingness to make public its existence and
any non-commercially sensi tive aspec t of i ts con tent.
Entries involving partnerships will be expected to offer references from the public, private andlor
NGO partner.
"Interested parties can uplift copies of the awards application guidelines and entry form from the
Receptionist, USAIDiGHA.RP located in DDL Building. 44 High Street, Kingston. Applications
are due on or before 16:00 hours on May 2. 2008."
For entry forms a nd addi tio nal i nformatio n, pl ease contact:
Mr. Derrick Cummings
Private Sec tor Partnership Ma nager
Secretary Private Sector Advisory Board on HIV/Al DS
44 High Steet
Tel:231-6311 or 231-6300 ext. 247
Fax: 231-6349
Email: dcummings~gharp.org
Ms. Mona Bynoe
Membership Services Officer
Private Sec tor Adfvi sory Board on HIVIAI DS
Street-6 11or 231-6300 ext 272
Fax: 231-6349
Email.mso.psab gharp@yahoo com

a) Description
Free hold commercial property One ten- ton Rice Milling
Complex, located at Sublot "B", Plantation Frederica
Johanna, DeHoop` Branch, being:
1. Two- flat concrete Office Building;
2. One Residential Dwelling;
3. Three Silos, one Dryer and Rice Mill
4. Factory Shieds 30000 sq. ft.''
5. Front Shed 9984 sq. ft.;
6.Silos Shed- 3480 s ft.
7. Hopper Shed- 3480, sq. ft.;
8. Developed Land 130000 sq. ft.; and
9. Undeveloped Land 130000 sq. ft.

b) Tenders must be submitted in writing sealed and
addressed to P. O. Box 10400, Guyana Post Office,
Georgetown, no later than May 2, 2008.

c) The vendor reserves the right to reject any Tender
without assigning reasons.

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

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Suppliers/Manufacturers/Contractors that are currently registered with
the Guyana Sugar Corporation are hereby reminded that the: submission
of their Pre-qualification documents is a requirement to remain on the
suppliers register for 2008.

The following documents are required to be submitted to the M/ate~rials
Manager before 30" May 2008.

Pre-qualification documents includes:

> A copy of valid business registration along with profile of Legal
Department or details of Legal Representatives.
>; A copy of audited Financial Reports or statement from
reputable Financial Institutions for the last three (3) years,
L A copy of tax certificates and social security compliance in
country of registered business.

Failure to comply may result mn the supplier/Manufacturer/Contr~actor be
struckoffthe suppliers register

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified
nationals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member
States and Associate Member-s of the Caribbean Community to
fill the following positions within the Integrated Information
Systems Sub-Programme with assigned duty station in Guyana:

(i) Senior Project Officer
(ii) Systems Supervisor

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the
Secreta riat's web page at http,://www.caricom.org.

Applications with full curriculum details, inchiding nationality,
work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills andlor expertise, language-profciency, 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 addressed to the Adviser, Humanl
Resource Managjement, Caribbean Community Secretariat,:
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana and.senrt by email to:.

The Secretariat will commence considering applications from
May 2, 2008.

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App-lications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned
teachinge positions:

Assistant Masters/Mistresses to teach the following:-

Social Studies

Applicationls m1ust be accompaniedd by (2) recent passport size photographs.
(') Recommendat~ioln. certitled cop~ies of certificates including birth certificate.

A~ll comlpletedc applications must reach the Secretary-130ard of Giovernors ~o
Hecadmlistrecss;. (central Hlighl School. 90 Smnyth Street. W-erk-en-Rust. Georgectow~n on or
he fore Alav 07, 2008.

A1pplicatioin latrv.iew\ Form~ns canl be ulplitied fr-om the school.

Paee XT

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

B~y Kathryn Westcott

THE waters off the coast of
Somalia have become some of
the most treacherous in the
world swarming with well-
armed pirates, searching for
prey to hold to ransom.
Attacks on fishing boats,
cargo ships and yachts have
surged, but these modern-day
buccaneers may not continue to
get their way.
The world's navies could be
about to get tough.
France and the US are draft-
ing a UN Security Council reso-
lution that would authorise
countries to chase and seize pi-
rates when they flee into terri-
torial waters, and could lead to
an increase in patrols.
The move comes in the
wake of a dramatic helicopter
raid by French commandos ear-
lier this month on Somali pirates
who had just released 30 hos-
tages on a luxury yacht for a
ransom believed to be $2m
(1m, 1.3m euros).


In the latest incident, on
Tuesday, an attack on an oil
tanker flying the Italian flag was
foiled by the Italian navy. As
pirates in motor boats were
bearing down on it, Italian news-
papers report, the naval patrol

baTi kc i cei ed ith the

storming of a hijacked Dubai-
flagged ship by troops from
Somalia's semi-autonomous
Puntland region, leading to the
arrest of seven pirates and the
release of the crew.
Spain has also sent a frig-
ate to the region following
the seizure of a Spanish fish-
ing boat and its crew, on 20
April, about 200 miles off the
Somali coast. The country
.has appealed to France, the
.US and NATO for help.
Part of the problem is that
.,for nearly two decades, Soma-
lia has lacked an effective cen-
'.tral government. The current
Transitional government
struggles to exert control over
large areas of the country, where
.:warlords hold sway.
But there are vital shipping
lanes nearby. Vessels heading
west from Asia cross the Gulf
of Aden to reach Europe. Many
also pass Somalia as they exit
the Red Sea, sailing in the op-
posite direction.
In 2007, there were 31 ac-
tual, or attempted, attacks off
the Somali coast, according to
the International Maritime Bu-
reau (IMB) piracy-reporting
centre a figure that will be ex-
ceeded this year, on current


wiCyeus Mody, an analy t

Somali gangs are "well trained,
well armed and have a good
knowledge of vessels.,,
.They have maritime ra-
dios, which they use to moni-
tor radio traffic of ships in
the area, and to predict their
"Sometimes, the gangs will
send out distress signals or send
messages saying they are
stranded. This lures ships to-
wards them. They then attack
with Kalashnikovs or rocket
propelled launchers," says Mr
The second-in-command of
the Dubai-registered ship seized
this week is reported as saying
that the pirates posed as thirsty
fishermen in dire need of drink-
ing water only to hijack the
ship at gunpoint after being al-
lowed on board.
They often operate from
'mother ships' large fishing
boats with smaller speedboats
on board. This enables them to
attack vessels that are hundreds
of miles out to sea.
The vessel is attacked and
if it is unable to manoeuvre
quickly enough, it is boarded
and taken back to Somali wa-
The BBC's Mohamed
Olad Hassan in Somalia says
many of the pirates are
former fishermen, who began

Please turn to pg

4 25!2008, 5 13 PMl

Somalia 's

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Inter-American Development Bank
Citizen Security Programme
Loan No: 1752SFIGY

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards improving Citizen
Security in Guyana. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
Design of the Remodeling/Refurbishment of Police Stations and the -
Design of a Data Centre.

2. The Ministry of Home Affairs, CITIZEN SECURITY PROGRAMME
invites sealed bids from eligible Consultants for the provision of the
following services :

SDesign for the Remodelin / Rehabilitation of
Police Stations
Design of a Data Centre

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on and uplift a complete
set of bidding documents at the following address between 9:00 h to
15:30 h from Monday to Friday at the Citizen Security Programme Office,
Lot 'MM' Ogle, East Coast Demerara

3. Bidding documents can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment
of a, non-refundable fee of G$1,500 in the name of Citizen Security
Programme. The method of payment will be by cash.

4. The QCBS method will be used to select a consulting firm. *

5. (a) Both the Technical and Financial Proposals should be in inner envelopes
beaning the name and address of the bidder and thenl enclosed in an outer

(fb) The proposals must be addressed to the Chairman, National
::-Procurement ;and-.Tender Administration Board, Main and Urqihairt
.'.Streets, Georgetown aind marked on the top right-h8`md corner of the.
. envelope ~"the, name o~f the programme and-the description~ of the jidf,
includingg the words 'do not ppen before 9:00 hdrt May 6, 2008." .

6. IThe proposals must be deposited in the Tender box- of the National
Procurement and Tender Administrative Board, Main and Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, not later than 9:00 h on May 6, -2008 and the technical
proposals will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those
Bidders or their representative who choose to attend.

7. Valid Compliance Certificates and TIN Number must accompany bids from
local suppliers in the name of the company submitting the bid from the
Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme

Citizen Security Programme
Tel. No.222-8862, 8866
Fax No. 222-8863
Email: csp_procurement@gol.net.gy

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

"It all comes down to en-
ergyd" explains Bradle George
sources at Investec Asset Man-
agement. "We are basically
short of power in the world
right now."

By Jorn Madslien
Business reporter, BBC
FOOD prices have shot up in
response to a surge in crop
prices. Now consumers
should get ready for clothes
prices to follow suit
Garment makers are seeing
demand shrink as consumers in

the US and Europe are cutting
back on spending.
US cotton consumption is
set to fall 6.5% from last year
to less than a million tonnes,
whilst EU consumption is ex-
pected to fall 11% to about
460,000 tonnes, the Economist
Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicts.
At the same time, they are
hit by more expensive raw ma-

trials and by soaring oil prices,
which make their factories more
expensive to operate and which
pushes up the cost of shipping
to foreign markets.
In India, the weaving indus-
ry is in crisis. In China, the tex-
tile sector is squeezed.
And, yet again, the root
cause of their problems can be
found in America.

In the US, ever more cotton
farmers are switching to more
lucr-ative crops soybeans, corn,
and wheat whose market
prices are rising even faster.
The prices of these crops
have been pushed higher by a
mixture of subsidies, growing
demand from bio-fuel producers
and market speculation.
"Cotton is taking its cue frmm
whatever the other [commodity]
markets a dig, a cording to a
'They set the tone for a lot
of the things taking place in this
As a result of the shift by
farmers, "the cotton harvested
area in the USA is projected to
decline by a further 15%" in the
year ahead, predicts the Inter-
national Cotton Advisory Com-
mittee (ICAC).
That would bring the cotton
acreage in the US to 9.5 nullion
acres, down from 10.8 million
in 2007 and from a whopping
15 million acres in 2006.
"It is obvious that [cotton]
prices will be higher," ICAC
This year, global cotton
prices are set to rise more than
8% to 80 cents per pound,
ICAC predicts.
Financial market profes-
sionals think the rise could be
even steeper,
May cotton futures cur-
rently trade at about 71 cents
per pound on the Interconti-
nental~ Exchange, or ICE. The
December futures trade at about
83 cents per pound. .
"I don't think we've had
markets this wild smnce 1995,
and we're in an environment
where it could be with us for
several years," says Mike
Stevens from finance house
Swiss Financial Services in an

Hence, it is not only a ques-
tion of whether land should be
used to grow crops for food or
cotton. It is also a question of
how much energy should be
used to produce clothes in fac-
Fertiliser costs are also soar-
ing, adding to raw material costs,
and the credit crunch is adding
to the squeeze as low-margin
clothes manufacturers are findl-
ing it harder to raise finance.
The wages paid to factory
workers have risen too, espe-
cially in China.
Manufacturers in India and
China, as well as in many other
parts of South East Asia and
Central Asia are already feeling
the pain.
In the end, they will ei-
ther have to raise prices for
the clothes they make, or go
under which in turn will re-
duce supply. For consumers
in Europe and the US the' bitt-
come is certain: prepare to
pay more for clothed in the
years to come.

interview with Penton Insight.
Demand outstrips supply
Cotton shortages first
emerged last year, when global
demand for cotton exceeded glo-
bal supply by about a million
In spite of the US shift to-
wards competing crops, this
year, the global cotton harvest
is set to grow 3%, as major pro-
ducer regions such as China, In-
dia, Australia, Brazil and West
Africa are raising production.
Globally, supply growth is
thus outstripping demand
growth; cotton mill use is set to
grow by just 1% this year.
But even so, supply is not
growing fast enough-
This year's production level
is expected to peak at 26.9 m~il-
lion tones of cotton, compared
with demand for 27.5 million
Stones, the ICAC predicts. .
But costly cotton is only
one factor hitting clothing manu-

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.All holders of Timber Sales Agreements (TSAs) and Wood Cutting
Leases (WCLs) are reminded that the deadline for submission for
100% inventory information for the 100 hectare blocks irt the Annual
Operation Plan (AOP) for 2008 is May 31, 2008.

All TSA and WCL holders are further reminded that the deadline for
submission of the Annual Operation Plan (AOP) for 2009 is November
30, 2008. The Annual Operation Plan must include the 100%
inventory information for all 100 hectare blocks proposed for

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

Liberians trade rice for spaghetti

$"I ."~ .jrl~ prar_. -?' "'I

Guyana Power &L Lighlt (GP'&L) Inc. invites sealed bids fromn eligible bidders for

A complete set of bid documents could be downloaded fromn the GPL Tenders /
Contracts link on UR'IL wwwtieplinc.com. Bidders are advised to register via e-
mail to the Pro~curemnent and Inventory Manager on @iigplinc.com. Registration
must contain a company profile. Interested bidder-s may obtainl filrther
information during business hours from the office of:

The Divisional Director Finance
Guyana Power and Light Inc
Main street, Georgetown
Tel no: 592-2261384
Email a.deonarine~r7gplinc.com

Tenders must be accompanied by valid National Insurance (NFIIS) number,
Tax Identification Number (TINV) and Compliance Certificates, and
deposited in the tender box provided at the address below. Deadline for
submission is 13.00h (1.00pm) on Tuesday, May 13, 2008.

Bid envelopes must be addressed as follows:
Tender for the Supply and Implementation of a
Computerised Financial System
The Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light Inc.
257/259 Middle Street
Georgetown, Guyana


Nationzal~conomic urvey 2007/200lk
urenumerators are in the field! Please ensure they show a photo ID.

Owners and operators of

Business in Guyana: li

Wel need YOUR cooperation!

3. "My business received a questionlnaire for
the economic surv ey. Is it compulsory to
Yes. once you have received a questionnaire, you
must report tillly and accurately and ih7 a timely
manner. Any business that fails to do so as breaking
the lawv and may be penalized.

4."Wlhat law is that,,,
Sub-section I of Section 9 of the' Statistics
Ordmnance 1965. and the revi sed Bureaul of Statistics
Act 1992. It is a legal obligattion, under this law. to
prov ide data that has been reque sted by the Bureau.

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

Page XXI

By Kate Thomas
MONROVIA (BBC News) Standing behind the wooden
counter of his roadside restaurant, Emmanuel Biddle heaps
piles of Liberian-style bolognese: onto the plates of custom-
When the Liberian chef first added pasta to the menu of his
traditional chop house, he didn't expect much sticcess.
But as surging rice prices threaten to halt progress in fragile
countries like Liberia, local people are changing life-long habits and
switching to cheaper staple foodslsuch as spaghetti.
Liberia imports 90% of its rice from Asia and the US.
In the last six months, the price has more than doubled, making
it unaffordable for many ordinary Liberians.
Spaghetti shacks like Mlr Biddle's are springing up in the
Paynesville district of Monrovia, a working-class neighbourhood
rarely visited by expatriates.
"To encourage customers, I prepare my spaghetti the Liberian
way, with lots of African [chilli] pepper. I cut the spaghetti in two
to make it easy for my customers to eat," he says
He serves more than 60 customers every day, and prices start
at less than one US dollar.
Customer, Tarr Sayeeh is sitting at the counter, showing his
girlfriend how to twirl strands of spaghetti onto a fork. .
"Spaghetti is a cheaper option than rice. It's my fifth time at
this restaurant, and I like the flavour. I used to have problems eat-
ing it, but now the fork helps me,'' he says.
A few metres away, Viola Nelson's traditional rice restaurant is
shrouded in darkness; a casualty of the rice crisis.
She has been serving traditional Liberian dishes such as 'jollof
rice' for 14 years, bult price hikes have halted trade-
Ms Nelson charges customers $2 for a plate of 'jollof rice', but
she says she barely covers her own costs.


"I'm not making a profit these days. I should be raising my
prices, but I don't want to lose any more customers. If the food
crisis gets worse, I will be left with nothing," she says.
At the buzzing Old Road Market on the outskirts of Monrovia,
the price~ of a 50 kg bag of rice has shot up to $34.
A crate (40 packets, which provide. a similar amount of food to
50kg of rice) of maize or millet-based spaghetti, imported from the
US, is sold for $12.
Rice vendor Augustus Geepo, perched on a pile of unsold bags,
says sales have dropped dramatically as a result of the food crisis.
A year ago, he could easily sell 40 bags of rice a day. Now he is
lucky if he shifts 10.
But the trade in pasta is increasing.


Commercial radio stations broadcast advertisements for spa-
ghetti, and in the canteen of the United Natians base in Voinjama,
northern Liberia, rice pudding has been replaced by spaghetti pud-
Even Liberiti's Minister for Agriculture, Chris Toe has caught
orito the new trend.
"Liberians traditionally only eat rice with sauce. This
might be an opportunity for us to, diversify our diets," he says.

wasraoo(, s:o Pu


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified persons to fill the
following position at the Health Sector Development U~nit (HSDUJ), Ministry of

Progrramnme Mlanager

Dulties & Responsibilities: ...
Under the direction~ of the ilSDU; Executive Director.. the individual is required to
plan, coordinate and control the activities of the projects funded byi the Inter-
American Dev'elopment Banki (IDB) inl the health-sector including supervision of
projects' staff, supervision of local andi forcignl consultants. and the procurement of
goods andlc services fin anced by the proj ect.

Qualifications and Experience: .
A Master's Degree in Public Heanlth. Finance. Plnnacement or- related field with at
least thr~ee(3) years relevant w-ork experiences.
AZ Bachelor's Degree in Pub!lice Health. Finan~ce. Management or related field with at
least six (6) years relevant wrork experi~ncce. Proficiency: in the use of Microsoft
Offce is desirable.

The candidate must be know\ledcgeable of' the health sector in Gjuyana and with the
IDB policies and procedyes:. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work within
a team are also required.

Applications should be adJ ecssed to:

.Executiv:e Director
Health Sector- Develoicpment Unit
;eo:rpetowvn Hospital Compotund
EaI~st Slt~ret. Geourgetown
Terms~ of Referecn ce forr il; poun~io~n canl he obtainedc fr-om the Health Sect~r
Developmecnt U~nit.

Please be advised that ther April 28. 2008 atl16:30 hours. (`nig hort-listed applicantsw~ill be acknowledged.


Applications are invited fronri interested and suitably qualified persons to fill the
following position within the Ministry of Health:

Director of Planning, Performance and Informatics

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To provide leadership' and support to the Ministry of Health in monitoring and
evaluating performance against the goals and objectives of the National Health
Sector Strategy; and produce investment plans for inclusion in the Commissioning
Strategy, Human Resource Strategy and other priority areas.

Requirements for the Post:
Advanced degree (at least at the Master's level) in Public Health, Finance,
Management or related field with at least five (5) years relevant work experience.
A Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Finance, Management or related field with at
least ten (10) years relevant work experience.

Additional Qualifications and experience:
The candidate must possess significant relevant experience in working at a senior
managerial level in the social sector; and well developed knowledge of good
practice for performance management systems and processes and have the ability
to formulate strategic plans,

Applications should be addressed to:

Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown

Terms of Reference for this position can be obtained from the Health Sector
Development Unit.

Please be advised that the deadline for submission of applications is Monday,
April 28, 2008 at 16:30 hours. Only short-listed applicants will be


Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

with how to improve the
economy while maintaining this
one party state.
Between the decades long
US trade embargo and the inef-
ficiencies of this highly
centralised State-run system,
Cuba's economy is struggling.
Cuba hoa one of tho mollorea
trally-controlled economies in
the world. Only in agriculture is
there a small private sector.
The small family farms and
private cooperatives produce
more than half the country's
food on just a fifth of the arable
land. *
For years, the communist
authorities have tolerated them.
Now private sector farmers
are being actively encouraged to
expand. A system is being set
up to offer those with good
track records leases to take over
unused or unproductive state
owned land.
There will also be less red
tape and centralised control over
what to plant along with better
access to supplies.
"There really are some
big changes taking place,"
said Felix Oliva. He manages
a 40-hectare family farm
growing a range of fruit, veg-
etables and salad in the
Quivican region in Havania
"All sorts of things have got
better for farmers like us. We've
been offered a bit more land,
and resources like fertilisers and
In the nearby town of Guira
de Melena, a new shop recently
opened, one of just four in the
entire country: It sells basic farm
tools such as spades, rakes, ma-

chetes and horseshoes.
Until now, farmers had to
apply to the ministry for such
"It's something new. For
the first time in the country,
anyone can walk in and buy
the tools they need," shop
ma aer. Pedro Matos ex-
"Now the farmers are ask-
ing us to stock more things, like
Wellington boots, gloves, rope
and fencing."

One of the driving forces
behind Raul Castro's reforms is
to cut imports. Last year, this
Caribbean island spent more
than $1.5bn a year on food im-
With the current global food
crisis, the cost is likely to shoot
Dairy production is a prime
example. Half the grazing land
on the state farms has been
overrun by a high, prickly brush
called 'marabu' which .renders
pasture useless.
There is only enough milk
for pregnant women and young
children. The rest is imported at
great cost.
Raul Castro has doubled
and tripled what the State pays
for milk, cattle and other farm
One private dairy farmer,
who did not want to be named,
said the difference under the
younger Castro "was like night
and day."
There are incentives now
Please turn
to page XXIV

By Michael Voss
flAVANA (BBC News) Hun-
dreds of Cubans have been
learning a whole new vocabu-
lary over the past few weeks.
Sales staff at the State tele-
communications company
ETECSA have been patiently
explaining about Sim cards, Pin
numbers and ring tones to en-

In one of his first acts smnee
officially taking over the presi-
dency, Raul Castro lifted the
ban on owning cell phones,
along with a range of other re-
stricted items such as DVD
players and computers.
Only a few can afford to
take advantage of these new-
found freedoms. The average

Certainly, crowds gathered
mn front of shops on the first day
that mobile phones became
"TThe first person I'm going
to call is my sister in Costa
Rica. She sent me the money for
the phone," an elderly lady,
Maria Louisa, said with antici-
"Isn't it good to be able to
communicate with 1Your fam-
Rene Martinez, the assis-
tant manager at a software
company, agreed it was a good
stad; .
"This is one of the big
steps. If anyone can have a cell
phone, it's a nice idea," she said.
"Let's hope everyone can
afford one in the future," said
Felipe, who didn't want to give
his surname. "I'm hopeful. We
are seeing changes now."
Even those who cannot af-
ford to buy anything have been
visiting the shops, just to have
a look at what is now on offer.


In another move, the gov-
ernment has decided to allow
Cubans to stay at the same ho-
Stels as foreigners. It was a

deeply unpopular restriction -
the resort hotels monopolise
many of the best beaches on this

Caribbean island.
Now there are rumours that
restrictions on foreign travel
could soon be lifted.
Critics call the moves cos-
metic, and point out that there
are no signs of any moves to-
wards greater democracy.
But the changes have cre-
ated goodwill, and bought Raul
Castro time to try and grapple

thralled customers of all ages.
Until now, mobile phones in
Cuba were restricted to key
government workers and for-

salary here is less than $20
(10) a month, though many
people do receive help from
relatives living abroad.

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Region 2, P meroom Supenaam.

Essequibo Coast.

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undec~irmentionelcd w\ork.]S

A poster advertising the exhibition of Zucca's works.

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Bidding will be conducted through the National Compnletitive Bidding (N CB)) Procedur~es.
Specifiedt inl the Procur~ement Act 20()3
and is open to all Biddecrs subject to provisions of` Section 111 (eligible countries) o~f this

A compnllete set of Biddting Doculments inl English mnay be purchased uIpon paymentI~ of a non-
ref~luidable fee or three thoulsandt do~.llars (53,000.) for Works to be done; andt O~ne tho-usand
dollars ($1]O,000.) for Supplies. at the Regional Demlocr~atic C~ouncil Office (Accou~nts) Annla

Bids must be submitted with the Following:

a) Valid Comphaonce Cecrtificate fr~om7 the C~ommissioner Gen~lcral of Guyana Recvenuel
Authority (GIR.A).
by Valid C~omplianlce C'er~tificate fi-rom the G.eneral Manager, Nationlal Insurance
Scheme (NIS).

Additional requ~irem ent/idet ail s are pr~ovided in the Bidding D~ocuLme~nt,

Te~nders must be enclosed inl scaled envolopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer on the
outside. The envelope should be clearly mnarked in thle upper le~ft-halnd corner'l the ilCte
tendered for. Bidtfors who are applying for more thatn onle pr~cject must place each bid in a
separate envelope.
13ids must b~e delive~red to:

Regional Tender Board,
Region 2, Pomleroon Supenaam,
Anna Regina,
Essequibo Coast-

And deposited in the Te-nder box at the above address not later than Wednesday ~t. 3( ri
20,08 at 09:00 h. Electronic bidding will nlot be permitted.

Bidls will be o~penedl immediately a fter closing of Tender Box inl the Regional Adlministration
Boardroom and in the presence of the Bidders or their represejnting ageents(s) who choose to
attend the opening inl person.

The Regional Tender- Board reserves the right to reject any or all Bids without assigning

Re: L."I ELxecutive Oflicer.

1) Construction of ConlcretcBridgnes at.

i) Richmnond flousine Scheme
ii) Henr17ie~tta M~iddic Street

2) Buildtings.

p) Re~habilitation of Paedtiatcric Wardf at Sudldie H-ospital.
b) Rehab~ilitation of` Regional A~ccounting~ Unrit a7t Annla Riegilna.

2) Misce~llaneous D~railnage & Ir~riention WVorks.

By Brian Rohan

PARIS (Reuters) An exhibi-
tion of rare colour photo-
graphs of Occupied Paris in
World War II has sparked
controversy in France, with
some politicians saying it
paints too rosy a picture of
life under the Nazis.

and this makes me vomit... As
it stands, we're looking at revi-
sionist history," Girard told
Reuters on Monday.
Called 'Parisians under the
Occupation', the 270 colour
photos depict a wartime Paris
with more emphasis on joy than
the jackboot which Girard
says is inappropriate for an Oc-

in 1973, obtained permits and
supplies from his employer
- the Nazi propaganda
magazine, Signal.
The happy-go-lucky shots
include a Grande Dame on a
shopping promenade, sunbath-
ers lounging along the river
Seine, chic youths flirting, and
families spending a day at the
races life going on as normal
in a city prized by the Nazis.
Many consider Zucca a
collaborator for working
where he did, but that didn't
keep throngs of Parisians
from packing the municipal
historical library housing the
photos last weekend.
At the entrance, curators
distributed notices explaining
how the never-before displayed
photos of an easy-going war-
time Paris were the fruit of
Zucca's connection with the
"He owed this 'privilege' to
his employment by Signal, the
German organ of Nazi propa-
ganda," it said, adding that re
quirements of 1940s-era colour
film meant photos had to be
taken in bright, sunny condi-
German troops make
scant appearance in the exhi-
bition, but some grim reali-
ties do surface, if rarely: Jews
appear wearing the Star of
David, and official notices ex-
plain that resistance mem-
bers would be summarily shot
as illegal combatants.
To organizers, the photos '
purchased from Zucca's family,
offer a valuable if biased snap-
shot of a dark period of history.
"To me, Andre Zucca is a
great photographer," exhibition
commissioner Jean Baronet .:old
the newspaper, Liberation.
"When he photographed
Paris and the Parisians from
1940 onwards, it was also
great art, and with an ex-
traordinary mastery of com-
position," he said.

Regulaltory~ Lunu~.
Regulatory Richmnond.[
Regulatoryi LB.nZ

ii) Access Dams:

Upgr-ading of Stephncyi Cross damn He- lnrietta:
Upgradinlg of Iv:an Narine Access dlarn La Belle Alliance:
Upgradling Farm to M~arket Road --Bush Lot to Anna Regina~:
Ulpgr~adiing Farmr to Market Road L.ima~.

3) Rfoad:

a) Cricket Giround Street1, Reliance.
2)SP, e

Supply of' cyuipmentl ( Bilumencl Kettlel):
Su~pply of Heavy Du~ty Photo-copier.

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Paris deputy mayor
Christophe Girard, who heads
the city's culture department,
has even suggested shutting
down the show of work by
French photographer Andre
Zucca unless the organizers
seek to counter-balance the
cheery vision on display.
"It doesn't explain enough
that this was Nazi propaganda,

cupation still painful in French
collective memory.
"We plan to discuss the
matter with historians and see
if we can modify things to save
the exhibition. But if we can't,
I'd like to see it closed," Girard
Photography was forbid-
den in Occupied Paris, but
Zucca, a Frenchman who died

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Y~ou wIill need your National Identtification Card to identify yourself for- several purposes.
National Identification Cards are required for the following:-
1. Applying for a Driver's permit (licence)
2. Appying for a Passport
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A National Identification C'ard does not expire eve~ry- five years (as does a passport).
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Anyone who will be 14 years or older by June 30, 2008. and is a Giuyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana fo~r one year or mnore can r-egister during the ongoing
House-to-House Registration exercise and be issued a National Identification Card thereafter.

Source Documnents Required For Rceistration:
Y'ou must be in possession of the following source documents as mlay be necessary:-
1 Original Birth Certificate or a valid Guy~ana Passport
2. Original Marriage Certificate (atnd original birth certificates) in the case ofa namne change by; mrnagea~.
Married women in possession of valid Guyana Passports with their husbands' surname do not need to
provide Marriage Certificates.
3. Origi nal Deed Poll and origi nal Birth Certificate in the case ofa name chan ge by Deed Poll.
4. Original Naturalization Certificate for naturalized citizens.

All persons who are eligible for registration, but are not in possession of the relevant support-ing documents) above
stated are urged to take immediate steps to acquire the said docu~menlts in order to facilitate t-heir respective
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Page XX1V

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 200e

Cuban reforms ...

From page XXII
and he can, for the first time, legally hire farm labourer,

But Cuban economist Juan Triana, from the University
Havana's influential Centre for the Study of the Cuban Econort
believes they are significant.
"The changes in agriculture are very important because a
riculture is a test for future changes in the Cuban economy
Cuba, in general, needs greater efficiency and productivity.'
If the agricultural reforms are successful, then small busine:
self employment and co-operatives in the cities could follow.
One key change has already been announced workers will so
be able to earn bonuses based on productivity and there will be
upper limit to salaries.
The Cuban revolution has long prided itself on its attempt
produce an egalitarian society, where professionals like doct(
earned almost the same as factory workers.
There may be no signs of any move towards great
democracy, but the economic controls are starting to ea!

From page XIX

by attacking ships they argued were "illegally threaten-
ing or destroying" their business. -
"Businessmen and former fighters for the Somali warlords
moved in when they saw how lucrative it could be. The pirates
and their backers tend to split the ransom money 50-50," he says-
The Puntland authorities argue that if piracy paid less well, there
would be less of it-
They condemned the $700,000 (350,000) ransom paid by a
Danish company last month for the release of the crew of a tug,
the Svitzer Korsakov, after 47 days of captivity off the Puntland


The British captain of the tug, Colin Darch, told the BBC News
website he would have welcomed the use of force to resolve the
crisis, which began when nine heavily-armed pirates forced their
way on board the 35-metre vessel on 1 February-
"They made it plain from the start that they were only in it
for the ransom money," he said, speaking from his home in Devon.
"We were told that as long we didn't sabotage the venture. we
would be all right. They said they needed us in good condition to
get the ransom and the owners of the boat made it clear that no
money would be paid if we were harmed."
Captain Darch was in daily contact with the vessel's owners in

Copenhagen to help with negotiations.
The size of the gang more than doubled to 20 when the
pirates began to fear an American warship patrolling the area
might try to free the hostages.
An interpreter, who described himself as a schoolteacher, was
hired because the leader didn't speak English, and through him, a
picture of the pirates' world began to appear.
"They frequently took the trouble to tell us that they hadn't
had a proper government for about 17 years, that there were no
government agencies and, as a result, they were obliged to rob to
survive," says Captain Darch.
The group's leader was 42-year-old Omad Hassan.
"We were told that Hassan became the leader because he
had access to arms and ammunition, because his father had
been in the military before the government collapsed," said
Captain Darch.
On the 12th day of captivity, the captain sent a message to the
US warship telling it to attack once the vessel had been blacked
"We hid in a stern compartment behind watertight doors and
waited, but the attack didn't happen," he says.
"After I had been freed, I asked them why and was told that it
would have required authority from higher up, and that our lives
were not in danger."
He believes the French handled the recent hostage crisis well.
S"Harsh action is what is needed," he says. "That's the only
way to deal with the problem." (BBC)

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activities in order to create country capacity and readiness for the upcoming festival of the
arts which is being held in Guyana during Aug 2008. Applications for the following courses
in technical theatre are now being invited:

Stage Management
Properties Management
Set Desi n
Set Construction
Set Dressing
Costume Design
Costume Management
Make up
Production Management
Front of House Management

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High Reading Proficiency
Artistic Sensibility and or Acumen
Demonstrated interest in area of the arts applied for
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Willing to work weekends and nights

Course Schedule:
Courses will be taught twice a week in the evenings and on weekend,
Duration 6-8 Weeks beginning May 2008.

Instruction, course materials and small stipend will be provided free by the Government of

Application Closing Date: April 30, 2008.
Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion of courses,

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Page XXV

Aries: March 21 April 19 You can make your most ambitious visions~
come true as long as you are realistic about how long it will take. Trying
something new requires a commitment, so don't embark upon a new en-
deavour unless you are ready to give it your all for the long haul. Losing
interest after a few days is not acceptable it could cause you to aban
don something that has great promise. It's time to buckle down and re
ally stick to what you want. That's the only way to make it happen.

Taurus: April 20 May 20 If someone has rubbed you the wronP
way one too many times, you have a choice about how you can hand.
the situation. You can get in their face and give them a piece of your~
mind, or you can stop including them in your daily life as much as pos
sible. If you think that you need to vent, then you should go for thet
first option. But if you would rather not tick anyone off, it's best just to
retreat and avoid this person for a while. Sooner or later, they will get
the message.

Gemini: May 21 3une 21 Someone who is really different from youi
may appear. It looks like they could really shake up your world in a
good way! They'll show you that there are different ways of approach-
ing the problems you are facing. This is a positive person, not someo~g
you should feel intimidated by or afraid of. Their background is differ-
ent from yours, and could trigger some silly suspicions that you must
immediately push aside. Think the best of all the new people you en-
counter today each of them has something great to offer you.

Cancer: June 22 July 22 Watch for different ideas when you're work-
ing with others today, because that's where the next brilliant idea will
lie. Your ability to see something fully formed when it's still in its earli-
est stage is incredibly strong now you can see things before they are
things, basically. Apply this ability to the 'so crazy they might work' ideas
people are batting about, and you just might see a way to make them
happen.,This is a great day for problem solving and for brainstorming.

Leo: July 23 August 22 Rigid works with yard sticks, but not with
people. If you expect people to bend to your wishes every once in a
while, then you must bend to theirs every once in a while it is only
fair. Today, it could be your turn to be the adaptable one in an impor-
tant relationship. If they want to meet at a later time, meet at a later
time even if it might not bie as convenient for you. If they want to go to
a certain movie that you're not thrilled about, go anyway ~give in and
give them the final say.

Virgo: August 23 September 22 The conflicts or challenges that
are going on in your life right now may be making it tough for you to
stay smiling all day long, but are they really all that bad? Give them
another look, and you just might see a silver lining in all those clouds.
Be open-minded about the fact that things happen for a reason and
you will know what the reason is soon enough. Good friends offer words
of encouragement that can help put things in perspective and keep you
chugging along.

Libra: September 23 October 22 You are getting along extremely
-wr6'nt) rabesag'tn-~'abtmyram mar'eryorvh7tnt-rdyqae arite-
nable to theirs! It's like there is some major harmony happening in the
world, and someone just let you in on it. This revelation will: strike early
in the day and by late afternoon, it will enable you to get a lot done,
especially if you have been working on any type of negotiations. Ev-
eryone wants the same thing right now, so make the most of it.

Scorpio: October 23 November 21 Your sense of love fdir your fam-
ily members is growing even stronger right now, but you should ac-
knowledge the fact that said family members a~re not perfect. It's im-
portant to have a realistic view of the people. you love in order to have
more harmony at home. Don't expect too much of the peop)k who have
disappointed you recently. They are working on improving but those
changes can't happen overnight. Be patient, stay close tome, and
try not to talk about any too-painful topics, for now.

Sagittarius: November 22 December 21 This is a grqat day to
deal with strangers especially those who hold some power over your
life. Judges, teachers, bosses, and even police officers will ,be totally
enchanted by your charm and kindness right now. Your wit is harp and
your energy is positive people know that when they are 'ddpling with
you, they are dealing with a high quality person who can be trusted. Do
not take advantage of the power you have today or you wi I be sure
to lose it tomorrow.

Capricorn: December 22 January 19 Doing the sameting over
and over again but expecting different results is one defiant o insan-
ity, did you kn~ow that? So if you are wondering why nothing is~different
in your life, maybe it's because you have not been doing anything dif-
ferent in your life. Think about how you can change something abgy.
yourself, today. Even if you just try out a different fashion Statemefff,
y g~will create a ripple effect in the rest of your life. You canlt expect
Yorinfe to chilhge if you won't.

us anuary 20 February 18 Don't be afraid to look for (and
takesaks In your work after ill, isn't it better to dis Vefr some-

read or double check something, but instigating a positive change I -
ways worth the extra effort. You need to build a reputation as someone
who gets it right, not just someone who gets it done on time.

Pisces: F'ebruary 19 March 20 You'll be quick to pick up and under-
stand very complicated Issues, today /our brain is sharper than ever,
and ready for input' This means that right now is the perfect timne for
you to sign up for a class, start a challenging novel, or try your hand at
learning a new hobby. Learning is a snap for you night now. Devote yourself
to more intellectual tasks. You will get a great sense of reward out of
teaching yourself something new. Experience something that tests you.

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Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

And then the whining

Schoolboy, with his satchel,

And shining morning face,

creeping lIke a snail

UnWillingly to school.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) Coriolanus

she had not been prompted by tea-meetings this time.
Now at last Anty Nommy was convalescent enough
to sit on the veranda to take the morning sun. It did not
seem to her she had been ill so long, from the beginning
of the coffee-picking season all through the hot Decem-
ber holidays until now the time of the annual Harvest Fes-
Of all the celebrations that Christmas observance had
established among the people there was none that seemed
so significantly and simply beautiful (as if it were a spon-
taneous outgrowth of their own social instincts) as the
Harvest Festival. Certainly it was not such a formal af-
fair as the annual missionary meeting, when many preach-
ers were brought together to orate over the virtues and
the necessity of subscribing to foreign and domestic mis-
sions; when the Negroes, praising God for their redemp-
tion from savagery, brought in their envelopes to the Sal-
vation Fund for the conversion of heathen souls who had
age lands.
The Harvest Festival possessed something of the spirit
that prompted the peasants to lend working-days to one
another for the clearing of ground and the planting of
crops and also for the time of heavy reaping. The only
difference was that the church was the centre of the Fes-
tival. And it was for the benefit of the resident minister
- all the people bringing their gifts together into the church
to make a glorious love offering. It seemed fitting that
the Harvest Festival should come in the early year after
the heavy gathering and sale of grain, mainly coffee and
cocoa, and at the time of full fruit. The Banana Bottom
Harvest Festival was akin to an agricultural show except
that no prizes were given for the exhibitions. Yet how
keen was the rivalry between the village folk to give of
the best of their first fruits.
Taken from BANANA BOTTOM by ClaIude McKaty

1. What is the meaning of each word/phrase as it is
used in the passage? observance, formal affair, peasants,
love offering

2. What does the writer make you think of the activi-
ties in preparation for the Harvest Festival, and the pur-
po~se of the other two named church activities?

3. Write a composition in which you, describe any
church festival that has caught your attention. The situ-
ation can contain some imagmnary points.
As you write, communicate to your reader some domi-
nant impression, duch as the frenzy and willingness of
the village folk.
Your flow of language should include appropriate ad-
jectives and adverbs as well as verbs that reinforce the
description of the situation you are attempting to portray.
What to do: Note the many details the passage con-
tains. Observe clarity of expression, and the linking of


Hello students,
Use your eyes for recalling an accurate picture of what
you've just seen or read. To do this, you need to prop-
erly attend to the object checking out how it looks first.
Then remain relaxed and calm whilst recalling the pic-
ture. This works well for description and spelling. Ad-
just your activities; avoid stress and anxiety. Do enjoy
this issue.
Love you.


Parts of Speech

(This edition serves to direct your memory to parts
of speech.)

Reminders :
a) Each part of speech helps to build the sentence.
b) The verb expresses condition (being or state of
being) or action.
The verb serves as a simple predicate, which is that
part of the sentence that does the following things:
(1) spakes a statement,
(2) asks a question, or
(`) gives a command.
The verb may consist of only one word, and it may
even be expressed in the form of a phrase.
i) The single word verb:
Sheraton ran a horseracing business. (action)
nhorlntn ir the~ mnanner. (condition)
ii) The verb phrase:
Sheraton has been a good business manager. (con-

iii) The verbal:
Verbals are often misunderstood, and mistaken for
verbs because they have the appearance of verbs. Verbals
cannot serve as the predicate of a sentence. They are
verb forms that can be used as psrts of speech other than

Verbals are used as adjectives, nouns, or adverbs.

There are three types of verbals: a) participle, b) ger-
und, and c) infinitive.

a) The participle (except when it is part of a verb
phrase) is a verb form used as an adjective; that is,
it modifies a noun or a pronoun.

The participle helps to condense sentences. Here is
an expampl~e:

;e burnt toast was taken away.

TejEaBitticiple burnt ma~iefshsthe noun toast. Burnt
replaces ~the adjective clause, that has been burnt.

b) The Gerund: The gerend is a verbal noun. It,
or its auxiliary, ends in ing. Just like the infinitive, the
gerund helps to build the sentence.
Gerund verb
Speaking quickly is an unfortunate habit.

gerund verb.
Being served was a satisfaction.

Here are some illustrations of the gerund:
Subject: Yes, slow eating is a good habit.
Direct object: Sandra enjoys eating steamed fish.
Appositive: This exercise, stretching, has strength-
ened my back.
Indirect object: The matron paid Simon's cleaning a
Predicate nominative: His best hobby is chasing
Object of preposition: Flavio helped Marry in win-
ning the coveted trophy.

c) The Infinitive: The infinitive, a verb's basic
form, often follows the preposition to: to walk, to go, to
see. It is in this form that the infinitive (walk, go, see)
acts as a verbal.

As a noun:
To err is human. (Infinitive used as the subject of a
J ga~ato 0. In~finitive used as a direct objct)
as an appositive)

As an adjective:
Here is a book to read. (Infinitive used to modify the
noun book)
Our vacation was a time to relax. (Infinitive used to
modify the predicate nominative time)

As an adverb:
That is easy to say. (Infinitive used to modify the
predicate nominative easy)
John played to win. (Infinitive used to modify the
verb played)

State the parts of speech in the sentences below.
1. No one knows exactly the population of Africa.

2. I have used enough flour in this batter.

3. She wanted to make her purchases quickly.

4. To see her husband grab two pieces of bologna was

5. A long line of people was waiting at the cash regis- I
6. Man knows the real danger of the night.

7. Man thought illness was caused by bad air.

8. Finding their stolen bags was their goal. .


The Christmas holidays had passed uneventfully for
Bita, who on account of Anty Nommy's condition could
not participate in any of the village amusements. And so

Lqdlk at the following ilhiistrations:

'Ph ~niciple
Our city is flooded by swirling waters.

P.lnmclye V""
Sandra, having grown tired, had lost count of the

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ring: Dharmic Nritya Sangh & other Dance Groups,
,hn Nandu,Ramkissoon Singh, Sookrane Boodhoo,.
chltra Rampersaud, Krishna Mandata, Mona,
ekha. Taan & Folk Singers, Tassa Drumming,
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Cookery Cor-ne~r

Sunday Chronicle April 27, 2008

Page XXVil

Happy 2rid We~dpditi
~Anniversary 8reetinqs
are exctended to Vicrky
and Mona Baltobiti of
Fyrish Village tj h~e
Corentyple kf.l .
meetings afe. Ag iii
rmyour da iter,
Kathy, scorevof ,
latives artid blends.
utmost of all, fromn
or loving brother.
Khemralj, of th~e '
Guyana Chronic@

Welcome to the 501"' edition of
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~weekly feature giving recipes and 3/4 cup granulated sugar
I tegepeanr Ch~ampion BakiinRl Powdr J
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5 tablespoons canola oil
weeka we featurre the re:fieshing~~R.,U\ flav rsocitrus fruits anI great Wa1 to get some extra 1/3 cup fresh orange juice -
nint (! 2 teaspoons fmnely grated fresh orange zest
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest
Ips flour. sifted Creatm sh~ortentingp andi s~ugar. Add eggs and orange rild. 1 teaspoon vanilla
;p. soda A\dd dry ingfredients arltenate~ly writh orange juice. '/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
tsp. salt1 Champion Icing Sugar for sprink~ling
cup shortenuing Ba ke inI squareT loalPa n 350O degrees f~r 30minnute~s. For citrus syrup:
Ip sugar 3/4 cup sugar
Igs F~or- the frosting: C~ream butter and Champion IcingR 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
edu rind of I orange Sugar Add orange juice and coconut. Beat until smooth. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

In another large bowl with an electric mixer beat
whites withl cream of tartar untltl they just hold soft
pe~aks. W'ith mixer on low speel gradually addt
remaining I '4 cup granulated sugar anld beat until
whites hold stiff, glossy peaks. Stir about onte third
whites into batter to lighten anrd fold in remaining
whites gently but thoroughly. Spoon batter into pan
(batter will reach top of pan).
B~ak e cake in middle of oven untilI golden and a tester
comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Immediately
invert pan onto a rack and cool cake completely in
pan upside down on rack. Run a thin knife around
outer edge of pan and turn cake out of pan onto a
serving plate. Cake may be made 2 days ahead and
kept in an airtight container at cool room
temperature. Sprinkle cake with Champion Icing
Surgar and serve. sliced, with syrup, made as follows:
In a l quart saucepan stir together sugar and juices
and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, or until
sugar is dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened.
Cool syrup. Syrup may be made 3 days ahead and

3 porange juice
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knocking out excess flour. into a large bow~l sif'
together flour, 1 '2 cup granulated sugar,
Chanrpion Baking Powder, and salt. Separate
eggs. In a small bowl whisk together yolks, oil
orange juice, zests, and vanilla and whisl'

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voice cast boasting Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Dustin
Hoffman, will also premiere on Cannes' famous Croisette.
The festival is the most prestigious event in the film calendar
after the Oscars, and attracts more than 33,000 people to France
each year.
The 2008 festival features fewer big-name directors than in pre-
vious years. Organisers announcing the line-up in Paris said many
of the event's favourite film-makers are currently working on new


including Thomas Clay's Soi Cowboy and Terence Davies' Of Time
And The City, which was filmed in Liverpool.

Outside the competition, Woody Allen will screen his latest ro-
mance, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which stars Oscar-winning Span-
ish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Kung Fu Panda, an animated comedy from Dreamworks with a

Three Monkeys (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/Francelltaly)
Le Silence De Lorna (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, France/
A Christmas Story (Arnaud Desplechin, France)
Changeling (Clint Eastwood, USA)
Adoration (Atom Egoyan, Canada)
Waltz With Bashir (Ari Folman, Israel)
La Frontiere De L'Aube (Philippe Garrel, France)
Gomorra (Matteo Garrone, Italy)
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufmnan, USA/France)
My Magic (Eric Khoo, Singapore)
La Mujer Sin Cabeza (Lucretia Martel, Argentina/Spain)
Serbis (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)
Delta (Kornel Mondruczo, Hungary/Germany)
Linha De Passe (Walter Salles, Brazil)
11 Divo (Palolo Sorrentino, Italy)
Leoncra (P'ablo 'Trpero, ArgeInstIII \..un.I Korea)
The P'alermo Shooting (Wimn Wender~s, Germal;ny)
24 City (Jia Zhangke, China)
Che (Steven Soderbergh, USA/Spain/Frlance)
Set in 1920s Los Angeles, the Changeling is based upon one in
a series of real-life kidnapping and murders known ars the Wineville
Chicken Murders. When the son of Christine Collins (Angelina
Jolic) is returned to her after being kidnapped, she soon comes to
suspect that the child is not hers. After being vilifiedl as a\n unfit
mother, Christine must confr~ont the city authorities and corrup-
tion in the Los Angeles Police Department in order to find out the
truth. The real names of all the characters have been retained.
The Changeling is written by J. Michael Straczynski and
directed by Clint Eastwood. Among its cast are: Angelina Jolic
(as Christine Collins); John Malkovich (as the firebrand Pres-
byterian evangelist, Gustav Briegleb who helps rally the pub-
lic behind Collins' cause); Geoff Pierson (as the 'namboyant'
defense attorney, Sammy Hahn); Jeffrey Donovan (as LAPD
Captain JJ Jones); Jason Butler Harner (as the murder sus-
pect, Gordon Northcott); Colm Feore (as LAPD Chlief of P'o-
lice); Amy Ryan (as Collins' best friend); and Michaiel Kelly.

MOVIE icon Clint Eastwood will premiere his latest directo-
rial outing, called Changeling, at the Cannes International
Film Festival next month.
The 1920s thriller, about a woman whose son is kidnapped,
stars Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich and Amy Ryan.
Other films set for the event include Wim Wenders' The Palermo
Shooting and Steven Soderbergh's four-hour biopic of Cuban revo-
lutionary, Che Guevara.
The latest Indiana Jones movie will also be shown out of com-
The 61st Cannes Film Festival runs from 14-25 May in the
south of France.
Quentin Tarantino will be among the Hollywood A-listers at.
tending the festival, where he will give a film directing master class.
Other celebrities rumoured to be attending include Penelope
Cruz, Woody Allen, Benicio Del Toro and the main cast of Indiana
Jones and the: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Actor Sean Penn leads this year's jury, which also contains ac-
tress Natalic Portman and former Harry Potter director, Alfonso
Between themn, they will decide the film which takes home the
prestigious Pa;lmie d'Or prize.
A totall of~ 19 directors will compete for the honour, including
Eastwood~t, Sodelrbergh and Wenders as well as Brazil's Walter
Salles, Chrina~'s JLa Zhangke, Israeli Ari F'olman, and Pablo Trapero
of Argentinl.
Being Jorhn Malkovich screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is also in
the running with his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York -
which sees P'hilip Seymour Hoffmnan attempting to build a life-size
model of the Big Apple,
Last year's prize went to Romanian abortion drama, 4 Months,
3 Weeks and 2 Days.
No British films are competing for the Palme D'Or this year -
but the UK F'ilmn Council said "people shouldn't get too hung up"
about thre selection.
"Ultimantely, it comes down to what films are ready in time -
plus different trends and tastes for what is essentially an auteur
filmr fcstiva~l," it sa~id in a statement.
Some British filmrs will be seen in other sections of the festival,

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from her roots in the Southern
United States to Hollywood ce-
lebrity and will feature photo-
graphs from her famous family.
Cyrus is the daughter of
country singer Billy Ray Cyrus,
who rose to fame with 1992's
'Achy, Breaky Heart'. In recent
years, Miley has rocketed to
her own stardom as 'Hannah
Montana' on the Disney
Channel's TV show of the same
name about a girl who leads a
double life as a teenager and
singing sensation.
"I am so excited to let fans
in on how important my rela
tionship with my family is to
rne," Cyrus said in a statement.
"I hope to motivate mothers and
daughters to buildl lifetimes of
memories together, and inspire
kiids around the world to live
their dreams."
'Hannah Montana' ranks
first among TV series on US
cable television for children
aged six to 14 and reaches more
than 164 million viewers world-
w'ide, according to Disney.
Last year's 'Hannah Mon-
tana' & Miley: Cyrus: Best of
Both Worlds concert tour was
a sensation. and a recent Disney
movie of that tour was a box-
office hit.
Disney Book Group and
Disney-Hyperion Books are
part of the Walt Disney Co.

LO(S ANG:ELES (Reuters) Disney Book Group said on
M/iley Cyrus, the 15-year-old T~uesday.
teen idol, better known as The book, to be published
'Hannah Montana', plans to by Disney-Hyperion Books and
write a memoir about her scheduled to hit bookshelves
.journley to stardom, the next spring, will trace her life

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Will Smith drama 'Seven
Pounds', People magazine re-
ported on Tuesday.
Connor, adopted by Cruise
and his former wife, Australian'
actress Nicole Kidman, will
play a young version of Smith.
Despite his pedigree, he had
to audition for the Columbia
Pictures project, People said.
"Tom is so proud of
Connor," the magazine quoted a
source as saying. "He's proud
of him for really doing this on
his own."
Cruise and Kidman adopted E
two children during their mar- 3i r
riage -- Connor and 15-year-old
daughter Isabella.
Cruise now has another -"
daughter, two-year-old Suri,
with his third wife, Katie
Holmes. Kidman is expecting
a baby with her country-star
husband Keith Urban in July. CONNOR, right, and sister, Isabella.

Market vendors scour for water

CITY businessman Farouk Gania, whose Hamson's General Store on Regent Street was
gutted Friday night, was yesterday counting his losses, estimated to run into millions.
Reported to have started around 22:00h, the fire quickly spread and raged out of control de-
spite the valiant efforts of firemen to contain it. The problem, as usual, was low water pressure.
Still visibly shaken by the experience, Gania told the Chronicle that he's not sure of
his next move until be hears from his insurance company. And neither can he say with any
certainty how much the fire has cost him but he rather suspects that his losses will be
quite substantial.
Up to 11:30h yesterday, firemen were still working on putting out the blaze, which was still
smoldering in places, but as the day wore on, several workers could be seen hard at work trying to
remove the debris from the scene.
Hamson's was your typical hardware store and among items it sold were building mate-
rlals, electrical appliances, and pipes and fittings. (Sarada Singh)

I ~WHAT'S left of Hamson's after Friday's fire I

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226 Camp Street, North Cummingsburg,
Georgetown, GUYANA. S.A.

Tel: (592) 225 7405, 225 7406

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By lre B rcisay

AT closing time yesterday,
Bourda Market fish vendor

Chapda wd o ssdnu dO?0 t
'junkies' to fetch water for
her a clear sign that the
raging tension between City

Hall and the water company
has far from subsided.

Guyana Water Incorporated
(GWI) Friday moved to discon-
nect water at all municipal prop-
erties over City Hall's unpaid
bill of $87M, and up to late
yesterday water had not been
restored despite a court order.
City hall had moved to
the courts to get GWI to re-
open the water connections,
but Chandrowtie was done
for the day yesterday without
a drop from the nearby tap.
Where did she get her water

"I pay the 'junkie' $60 a
bucket to bring it. Me ain't
know where they get it from,"
she told the Guyana Chronicle.
It appears that the 'junkies'
-street men looking for a quick
job broke one of the nearby
water lines and were getting in
on a handsome day's work. A
little further up the market at
the meat section, one vendor
said it never occurred to her to
find out where the water was
coming from; all she knows and
cared was that she paid the

'junkies' and it was delivered.
Down at the Stabroek Mar-
ket, the situation was pretty
much the same. The vendors
were paying for the water and
getting it delivered by 'junkies'
and were clearly not interested
in the source.
The fish and meat sec-
tions in the city's markets
are the hardest hit in what
has become a heated tussle
between the Mayor and City

Please turn to page 19

'WATER AT ALL COSTS': Even if it means breaking a main or two. Chronicle Chief
Photographer, Cullen B s -Ne son caught these two in the act yesterday in the vicinity











- aS impasse between City Hall and GWI smolders

D'Urban Park Lions host the elderly

are :1o longer employed by the Guyana Rlevenue
d Ath ority and are thFercefre NTauthorised to
conduct any transaction on behalf of the GRA.


MIEMIBERS of The Lions Club of D Urban Park had their hands full last Saturday as thev
::ttda btw n tals knub sre that each of their charges had had their fill and that thley
The occasion wacs the organisation's annual Senior Citizens' Party at the Girl Guides Pavilion at
the corner of Brick~dam and Vlissengen Road which saw them host a lot more than the close to 150
persons they'd initially catered for from churches atnd senior citizens homes within their services area.
The area at reference is bounded by HaldTield Street on the north: Vlissengen Road to the wecst, and
North and South RuimVeldt to the east and south reCSpLctive.ly.~
Besides food anld dr-ink. the old folks w~ere also treated to a spot of live ente~rtainm~cn t fromn locally
come~dians Linde~n 'Jumbie'` Jones aInd his part.ner. Kirk~ J;ardin. with whom they. traded~ jokes. and thle
Guvana Prison Serv~ice's steel-ban~d.
Each wvas also given a hamper w~ith approxima;tely $; 000 worth of food. lThey all wclre safely
transported back home or to their points of assembly before sundown'.

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The purblic is hier~eby notifiedf that the following


IVlr, Sadlesh ]"l rnbrl~

Mr. Rabindra ~il-jra.!an


VAT Policy Corner

VAT POLICY 37: Cancellation of VAT Registration:

The G~uyana Revenue Authority has dealt with VAT Registration in prior publications: however, there is a need
to highlight the law governing the Carncellation of VAT Regristration. This policy therefore, seeks' to provide
information regarding the persons eligible, rules and procedures regarding the cancellation of VAT

Section 1 3 (1I) of the VAT Act states that "Subject to subsection (2), a taxable person who ceases to carry on all
taxable activities shall notifyl the Commissioner within fifteen days of the date of the closure. and the
Commissioner is required to cancel th~e registration of that person w-ith effect fromn the last day of the tax period
during w\h ich all such taxa ble acti vitices cea sed. or from sucht oth er date as th~e Comlmission er may determine.

H-owev\er. the Commissioner is not required to cancel the registration of a taxable person where the
Com~missioner has reasonable grounds to believe that the person will car-ry on7 any taxable activ.ity at any time
w\ithin twelve months frolti that date of closure. Consequently. registered persons are required to notify' the
Commissioner in w\riting. midicatmgS the date on which all1 taxable activities ceased. and w\hether or not that
person intends to carr\ on an!- taxable activit\ w-ithin twe.lv.e months from that date.

T`he (`ommnissio ner may- c~ancel the re istration of a person w\ho is not required to apply. for- registration where
thatl person" ha;s no 11xedl place of abodle or business: has not ke'pt proper accountling records relating to any.
business acti\ ity carriedl on bi7 him'helr- or has n~ot submitted recgular- and reliable tax retur-ns as required by
Sec i on 7 1 of t`he VA~T Xct In this instance. the c ancellation ma!. be mande retrospcectivcl!- but not earlier than thec
last da! of the tax period during which the taxable activit caIrried on b! the person ceased or the date on which
the person w\ as recgisterecd. i f the Com missioner is satis fied that the person did not, from that date carried on any
taxable activ~it~.

In addiition. the Commissioner \\ ill determine a date not earlier than the last day of the tax period during which
taxable: activ-it car-ried on b! the person ceased: or the date on7 which the person wans registeredl under this A\ct
atnd noltify the person in w\r-iting of the date on which the cancellation takes effect providing he is satisfied that
thle per~Ison did Inot. from that date. carry on any taxable activ~iy..

A\ registered person wh-lose taxable supplies is no longer ten million dollars or abov-e within the past twelve
mnon~ths may! apply for cancellatio n of the: registration. How\cycr this can be done onl! after the expiration of tw o
!ears fr~om the date the r-eglstration took; effect. Moreover. thri\ llnes notapprll' toa~n auctioneer or to promoter.

AlsQ. a person whose registration is cancelled is deemed to have made a taxable suppl\ ofany goods or services
ont hanld at the dlate th e reg~istration is cancelledl. but only if an input tax credit was claimed with~ respect to the
rgoods or services.

FinaUy. any- responsibility or liabilit?. including the obligation to pay- tax and lodge returns. in respect of
aIrt thlingI done or omitted by that person while the person is a registered person, is not arffctedbyv cancellation
ofI cF'T) I perso 's eiStratton~l.

os\rho hate quene~s with refernceto VAT are enouraged o Tto rt ote Commissioner, VA~and Excise
Departmentl. 2 10O 'E' AlIbert and Charlotte Streets, Bourda for clarification.

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From page 17
Council (M&CC) and
The M&CC had filed an ex
parte application in the High
Court after the GWI discon-
nected the water supply, claim-
ing arrears of $87 million.
Justice Winston
Patterson, who heard the mat-
ter in Chambers on Friday,
had ordered GWI to ensure
the uninterrupted supply of
water to all M&CC proper-
ties, including City Hall's
compound at Avenue of the
Republic, the Municipal Ab-
attoir on Water Street, and
the Bourdla and Stabrock mu-
nicipal markets.
Tlhe j udge granted an inj unc-
tion restraining GWI froml inter-
fecring with, or disconnecting, the
waiter supply of' any of the
properties under control of the
Justice Patterson also ruled
that GWI is to continue nego-
tiations with the M&CC in or-
der to resolve the matter, and
ordered that GWI be present at
the next hearing on May 27.
Bourda Market early yes-
terday morning was the scene of
a~ mad scramble for water, with
some vendors and stallholders
going as far as two blocks away
to fetch some.
Efforts to contact GW1 to
ascertain its compliance with
the court order to restore water

GWI chief executive, Mr.
Karan Singh, on Friday, said
the water will not flow until
City Hall stumps up its out-
standing dues.
"We are not the godfathers
to provide free water," Singh as-
scrted, saying GWL runs a busi-
ness, and that it is only fair that
customers pay for the service
"For far too long, people
have gotten away without pay-
ing for it and so we recognize
that in GW1 and the former
Georgetown Sewerage and Wa-
ter Commlission (GS&WC), too
malny lapses have occurred in
collecting revenue, in particular
from the M&CC," Singh re-
GW1 has $4 billion in
outstanding arrears country-
wide and it is going after ev-
eryone who owes the com-
All~i ia ti see anything
wrong wit aigptting so e~e gr-
;der in coll c~our momestlutt
are due ~toijio a long ~iie,"
Singh added.
GW1 has been faced with
mounting bills to meet its own
expenditure, with the govern-
melnt pumping somne $2B into
the utility last yealr alone.
President Bharrat Jagdeo,
at a press conference last
week, said that had the util-
ity not been bailed out by the
government, it could have
been forced to increase water

THE indigenous tourism
community, Surama has been
chosen by Ricochet, Britain's
leading independent televi-
sion company as one of the
locations for the filming of an
adventure reality based sur-
vivor type contest and TV se-
ries titled "Unbreakable" said
the Guyana Tourism Author-
ity (GTA).
According to a release, the
20 member team comprising of
12 film crew and eight contes-
tants arrived in Guyana on Sat-

urday and the production shoot
will begin next Tuesday.
The press statement ex-
plained that the contest is about
survival in the great outdoors
and wilderness and contestants
will undergo a series of grueling
tasks to test their survival skills
and endurance.
"~The contestants, both male
and female will have to endure
a series of challenges from wres-
tling with anacondas, biting off
the heads of live piranhas to en-
suring the traditional Makushi

stick beating ritual," the release
The series will also be
filmed in Africa and Eu-
It noted: "VThis adventure
docu-series will provide des-
tination Guyana with much
needed positive publicity and
will help to create more
awareness of and raise the
profile and image of unspoilt,
untouched and undiscovered
Guyana. The series will also
help to promote, brand and

share with the world our in-
digenous Makushi culture
and tradition, our eco tour-
ism product, community
based tourism, the remote
village of Surama, our flora
and fauna, wildlife, etc".
The indigenous community
will benefit from the construc-
tion of three thatched bush
camps, two toilets, two dug out
canoes, two aluminum boats
with engines, a generator, a
laptop computer among other
equipment, the statement under-

In addition, it said, over 20
persons from the village will be
employed and community
members will be prominently
featured during the five day
Previous big screen mo-
tion pictures that were filmed
here include White Diamond,
Guiana 1838, BBC's Extreme
Dream and a National Geo-
graphic 'documentary on the
otters, scaling Mount

4/27/2008. 12 30 AM

Surama chosen to film Ricochet's TV series, Unbreakable

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fLname 1Address

Eulene alastt104 Riverside Drive,WatookaLinden
Sean Carryl ~14 Vcoyale.W~smar.Linden
NeitaWyatt1 1/2 Miles.Potaro Road,Bartica
Rahu aghuaut 91Second Avenue.,Bartica.,
Deodat Persaud 57BellWest Cana No. 2,Wt Bank Demerara
BhagwandaiPersaud 40New AnetCanal No 2 Polder.West Bank Demerals
Bissoo Kumar1079 Bell West~West BankDemerrara
Jenn WiliamsLot 301,Non ParielEast Coast Demerara
Donett Hywod-empe 1,Eteprie est (ScinAatCoast Demerara
Joan rase 22.nterriseWest (Section A),East Coast Dememrar
Anrew, Arher28 (Section A),Enterpnse W~estEast Coast Demerara
Arlne eals 3.EnerpiseWest (ScinA.atCoast Dememrar
Ghansham Seeram 31 CIbnbrook,East Coast emra
Sybi Ragauth1 Bee Hive,,East Coast Demerara..
Mdnauh Sinh 52Clonbook.East COast Demerara,
Randolph Tornhlil 44Victoria VlaeEast Coast Demerara.
Vivike ~Ishrilall 120 North VhedsMontrose,East Coast Demerara
Nandkisre N~barGoodhopeGrasscale.Gohoe
Harrichan Singh ~88 Pike Street,Kit.Gogtw
ParbttleManikam 27 B NorthSpha
Cheryl Cyrus 34 Norton Street,Batson

ShellyMc Adam 93andrade Street, Newtown. Kltty.,Georgetown.
Parbtti Bisaut 26Courbane Park,Annnadale,E C D
Kirk Nurse 88Daytd Rost Street.aovi .West Bank Demerara
Elose illams33 NORTON ST..BAGOTSTOW~N,.B.D
Eust n Vickerie 2~43 Charlotte Street LctwGogtw

Yvone Anoni-Davlar 3612 North Rulmveldt,.Georgetown ,
Doree Edwads 2Zeskendren, Mahalcony,East Coast Demerara
RdadA/K< James Blcmn50Mocha,East Bank Demerara.
Deonauth Doodnauth 139 School RoadMon Reo.atCoast Demerara
Sukhrm Bairam134 North Enmore,ECD,
Lolita Bnn JetteRailwayEmbankment,,Crane SutigArea..West Coast Demerara
Sookral amkarran 72 Second Street,,Grove Hum Scheme.,East Bank Demerara
SamuelDenny 156 Non Panel Street,Albouys;tonGeorgetown
FloydRoza26 Providence .East Bank Demerara ,
RajkumaneBoodhoo 118 Latchml Stet,Better HpEast Coast Demerara.
Suzie ~~Niles 13 Lambert Street.,Charlestown.,Gogtn
Esther Dennis ~~~57 Bel AirViag.Goetn
Selocinre ingh331 Sachi Bazar,,Prashed Nagar,,Georgetown
Maahandra Ramnarain 8 Canal,,Le'sperance,.West Bank Demerara
GuyatreeMohamed 433 Fourth Stetese ,n.East Coast Demerara.
ElmeniaBruce 7 A Public RododrynWest Bank Demerara.
Shaw eynlds135 Cato StreetAgricola,Georgetown
Shanz Alie 91 John St,C/Ville.GIf
Deonarine Na~paul105 New Road., Vede-op,West Coast Dkemerar
RamashRoss 74 Second Street,,Alexander Village,,Georgetown.
Veronca Nane 4Railway Embankment,,Pattensen.,Greater Georgetown.
BhagwndalHarryhand 95 inepenenceStreet,,La Grng.West Bank Demerara
Salima Khan ~~206 2nd Stree Hrtln.,East Bank Demerara.
JacqulineLowe 47 Bella Dam,,Pouderoyen..West Bank Demerara.
Ronald Monsar 130 Good Hp.Phase 11 ,Hosn Scheme.,East Coast De7meara
Loraine Gml 3 La union,.West Coast Demerara
Alexis olomonArcher 932nd St,Alexander Village,E B D
MerlynBaird,50 La Retralte,,West Bank Demerara.
Dhanraj Sharma N Bent StreetWotmnanvlle,Goetw
Houdii Jodan ot E Endeavour,,Canal # 1,,West BAnk Demerara
MarcinaJonn 108 Amence Street,.Uylt.
Mavis Rbts37HsngScheme.West Rulmveldt,Greon
Nyantara Castello 121 HuigScheme,,West Ruimveldt,,Goetw
Gheeanmttie Smair 9'A' Grove.,Sqatn Area.,East Bank Demerara
Radha Ramissoon 36Buzz aBee Dam,Cri, B.D.
Naesh Persaud 1 aiwyLinenusr,East Coast Demerar
Anetta 208 ~Fifth Street.,,Mrysve,East Coast Demerara
Shamer Sutan 433 ousig ScemeGroveEt Bank Demerara.
Rajpatti Simon 72 Better Hp,EastCoastDemerara
Morris Daniels 249West Ruimveldt,Hosn Scheme,eoetn
Michael Nedd |3333Home PlaceSouth Ruimveldt,Gogow
Leslie Wilburg 210Roxanne Burnham,Gardens,Gogtn
NathlieGran 72Samatta Point,Grove,East Bank Demerara
Kim Leis 27Providence,,East Bank Gem.,
Yonette Hunte 254 ~Dove SqaeSouth Rulmveldt Gardens.Gogtw
Rajeh Lahan104 Belivue, West Bank Demerara .
Savit Algu100 Third Street.AgacolaE B.D
Guy LON 87 SmythStWerken RustGogtn
Cheryl Ott- Braithw~aite 1963 Boggy Peak,,Festival Ciy,Georgetown.
VeroicaPeraud102 Bnckdam&e Sandeman Place..Georgetown,.
Sujes Karrn 22Peter's Hall Public Road.,East Bank Dwemeara.,
Travi Leith 46Kersaint Park,,La Bonne Intent ,East Coast Demerara
Bruce Gln9 uaaRelief CounctI,.Lot X West of Pub~llc Road,,Rivervew Rulmveldt.
MotleallDsat47 Section BDramond East Bank Demerara
Maharanle Nankumar 25Blk20..Tuschen,,East Bank Essequibo.
Abral Ali 45~Acme HungScheme.VegngnWest Coast Denwmer
Peter Adm 1DowKler Canal.North SohaGreater GITown
Suknaan Bsram2018Block 8,Tuschen,East Bank Essequtbo
Conrad Paul 2Air Stnp. Oge.East Coast Demerata
Afmad Ali ~18 Pubitc Road,PanlceEast BankEseub

The following persons have been allotted house lots on the condition that neither they- nor their spouses are already the owners of immovable property. Anyone with
information that these persons are already owners of immovable property is kindly asked to contact the Ministry of Housing & Water/Central Housing & Planning
Authority at Brickdam, Georgetown. Telephone contact can also be made with the Land Development and Administrative Manager on telephone no. 223-7521.

858.Central Amelia's War .inden

)06.Comelia idaWest Coast Demerara
)07,Comelia idaW~uest Coast Demerara
)10.Comelia Ida,West Coast Demerara
)111,Comelia Ida.West Coast Demerara




Keith Bar
G~ail ITexiera

See aul ohan298 opeEas

t Coast Demerara
east Demerara.

Bal eetBhalan 1377 Herstell
Debble ISamaroo 10 Radlway 1
Mohanle ISingh 11 Green Fit

Dindyl Sinh 36Second Street.,Cove & John,,East

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19 Bg tril.Wee, cB skEDera aanDmeaa
Lot 8 South Section,Canal # 1 Polder,West Bank Demerara
71'D' Police Quarters,,Meadow Brook,.Georgetown.
9 Water Street,.Bagotstown,,East Bank Demerara
334 Lusignan West..East Coast Demerara ,
4 Crown Dam,.Industry,,East Coast Demerara
490 Goed Intent,,West Bank Demerara.,

O0E c.L enlEnca Geretwneereon
154 LowlandsEast Coast Demerara.
Handsome Tree,,Ma haica Creek,,East Coast De mera ra

Flona ITorres
Manlkram Puran
Ramesh Rambacchu
Shelly Klerut
Gladstone IEdwards

Ganishwarl IThakur 173Phoenix Pa
Jaiwattle IChunllal (7 King Street.I

Trevor Rowe 102.Carmicheal StreetGogeon

Tessa ID'Andrade 1136 Jamesand Edwl

IMndanle h~anh 2 ISev Fi

toCoast Demerara

, y ,, g .

Vera B8radshaw
Palt tt IDevonish

Manoharrie ISingh 103 Backsta
Alicia ISkellikie 1512 Third Fil
Jevon V~ansluytman 1251 Huig

'est Coat Demerara.
SchemeGrove.,East Bank Demerara.
t Coast Demerara.
'ina.,West Coast Demerara

Alana Fernandes 54Norton SreLdeereon
Mavil Amelda Brts24East La Penitance.,Gogton,
Shaundel Prc 6Bent Street, .Werk-en-Rust.,eoetw
Nicola Forrester 163 Public Road.,Cag
Sharon Van De Cruize 237,North Ruimvelddt,.Gereo
W~antt Frankter 5Sera Lde,West Coast Demerara.,
Kio aeronr ThtadmSta et Lie daah.Es wo sG Deertroa .
Sheila Jordan 32North East LaPenitence.Gereon.
Renita Jaqi 5Sukhal Street,Better Hp,East Coast Demerara
Collin Wdim ogPond,,Sisters VII ge,West Bank Demerara
Gal Sfieg 106 West Ruimveldt.,Husn Scheme.,Goetw
Randy Davis 322 BB Seventh Street,Eccles.East Bank Demerara
Claudia Patterson X9128 Tucville,East La Penitence.G/T
Mohaniedai Prashad 129 SECOND ST..GROVE,E.B.D
Mail sa Wiasacut 8Bilue Sackie Drive.r uth Ruimveldt Prereon

Patricia Nelson 65Roxanne BurnhamGardensGorewn
Yelena Ale 35 Waterloo Street.South Cummigbrereon
Albert Snh63Golden Grove.,Hoin SchemeEt Bank Demerara.
Matthew Famey4 B Fnendship, East Coast Demerara.
Rikbert Boatswaln 5Joan Street ,BgttonEst Bank Demerara
Ramnd Adro756 Block X.Dlamond East Bank Demerara

b amrepsal itunanS r cePe ask o nrGreaterGorewn
Safraz Manl 10 De Kenderen .West Coast Demerara ,
Coleen Gisn12 Hdonle. Pankla East Bank Esqao
ShirleyForeSco 'O' Inldustnlal Area,.Linden
Saeed Moaed 6 Good Success, Wakenaam .
Abdool Rahaman 20East Public Road .Meten -meer- Zorg est Coast Demerara
Ganesh Dbanra 22 De Kenderen We~st Coast Demerara



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94 Independence Street,,La grange,,West Bank Demerara
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281 Independence Boulevard.La Penitence, ,Georgetown.
156 Waterloo Street.,Georgetown ,
93Independnce Street..La raGrange..e Bank Demerara.


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1. The~ Republic of Giglana has received~ firiancing from the WorkI Bank.
towarts the Preventionl & Control ~of HIVIAIDS. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this~ financing will be applied toleligible payments under
the contracts for the supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Govemnment gfthie Repubic ~of 'Girana now invites sealed bids
from eligible suppliers for the:

(WBIG0 l08ilWCB/026) ~:

Interested Bidders can obtain further .information off 'the specifications from
and uplift bidding documents at the following address from 9:00 hrs to 15:30

Health Sector Developm~ent Unit
Attention:Mr, Prakash Sookrdeo, Procurement Oficer
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgerow~n, Guvana
Tel. N'o.: (592) 2235-3470, 226'-2425, 226-62227
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Emlail: procurrement~hi\,gv.gogy

1. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon
payment of a non refundable fee of G$5, 000 in the name of Health
Sector Development Unit. The method of payment will be by company
cheque or manager's cheque.:

2. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board and marked on the top right-hand corner
of the envelope "the name of the programme and the description of the
bid, including the wioirds 'do not open before Tuesday, Mlay 20, 2008."

3. The bid must be deposited in the Tender boxt of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of
Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later
than 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 and will be opened at a public
ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' or their representative who
choose to attend at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on May 20, 2008.

4. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers
in the name of the company submitting the bid from the Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).

5. A bid security of one hundred and forty one thousand, four hundred and
fifty Guyana dollars (G$141,450) is required.

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or

before the time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email: I procurementbhiv.gov.gy


J'WmtillBibihi3iP~ifil/FA -2008

17:30 h Guysuco Round
18:00 h NCN Week in
19:00 h -Close Up
19:30 h Kala Milan -
20:00 h Feature
20:30 h Alternative
Dispute Resolution
21:00 h Between thde'
21:30 h Movie

02:00 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
~~IPI05:00 h The Mystery of the
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
ti Hour
06:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (R/B)
06:30 h IPL Cricket
. 10:00 h Art of Living
PPFuody, *Hi 27 #:08: 10:15h- Voice ofVictory
10:45 h Lifting Guyana to

Fr ea Goin Iess opening last abu PLhrs P23 PLeCrsketivso

G63 amilynFFum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's

Adynamic and growing research oriented organisation invites suitably qualified persons
to apply to fill the following Jianies-
Minimum qualification Diploma in Civil Engineering
At least three (3) years experience inroad construction
Mustbe able to carry out testing in moadbuilding materials

Minimum qualification five (5) subjects CXC or equivalent including
Mathematics and English
At least three (37) y eats experience in a similar capacity
Must be proficient in the use of computer: Microsoft Office, internet
and Emailing
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exposure to accounting procedures would be an asset
*Must bc able to w~ork long hours

Minimum qualification Ordinary Technical Diploma (OTD)
At least three (3) years experience in metal fabrication
Valid police clearance

Sound secondary education
Valid Police clearance
Valid drivers license with at least three (3) years experience
Be between 25-55 years

Sound primary education
Valid policeclearance
Bebetwveenl18-35 years

Successful applicants will be expected to display a high level of professionalism and

Apply to:
Deputy Director (Administration)
Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST)
UG Campus, Turkeyen
East Coast Demerara

rejected and returned unopened.

All applications must be sent on or before Friday May 02, 2008 along with two (2)
T~he lAST hires on thle basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equityt~ in
cmlploymnent. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified
w\omlen and men. including persons w\ith disabilitics-

41'26/2008. 10 08 PM




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Queenstown or Call 226-4930,
672-6365. Invest in your future

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Diploma in market u or

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asked to send the r ap lication
20 8tV: nh aPeers nnel Ofce ,
P.O.afBox 101821 Georgetown'

Real Estate, residential or
commercial -$16M. Call 226-

Eccles 'BB' -

$6 milllOR


Nagar- $15M

neg., brand

new house

and land-

$22M neg '

WATER Street $60M, EBD
$.750M 51 ares -3 MM, 16xa res
7 $65 000 per acres. Diana _

LacND a5MLeO Rso venir 1/
~19M. Phone 225-5198/225-

in Re public Parlr $18M. Phone
22 -598 2522/3- 04

D'Ura fro ln' q o ion

higT sieOn BcoL.r~aT Poea 2
de6reita 98231-506/4-84.

C rrus an~d hpotisree wtc 0 r0,8
fotr chicke arm rhesiential3. Cal
Tl 261-550,6843-81 f mr


Rihl essouentia re $10.5M
GuySurio Park $17.5M 6 20
houseKBR lots at hebeof
$28d fo sadmfr padtoryjwe fr

$9,fo 80ik facmres at L alun Creek
281 7M90 253-099,61-01'

mmnler an0 Diandr $1.lo sw .9

inss me~nit60ar eao hotel

uswicmmn oeP rde arkjoet 6
slante20house lotsfo at t bgni o
securty gated community. Phase
# 2 aproxRmately twent five )
$250 acrepresnt dlyvacano ae
iandustrDalaapeont workdi
S$en 0t 033 7wner 226-17242

semi furnished $26 000, $28

LOT40Ducan Ste t
overseas visitors one, two & three
bedrooms. Tel. 227-3128, cell

HIScheme. Call 222-7904.
FURNISHED self-contained
at. Wor idnengirsan or con e
23 -8661, 688-9167.
bdSUBRYANrVILaE arte2-
fully fumishue7 HIC, security,
tel aring, tc. Cal 2311531,
$30 000, $35 000, $45 000.
Whole house, semi- furnished -
US$500 & up. Call 231-4589,
'1 EXECUTIVE Office located
Snabroe.eFdully Natoetsed water
air conditions. tel.a226-7380, 647-
ll mUdRNSeO a i rtmen itia
;from May 15, 2008. Call 222-
3235, cell 665-7388 or 684-7404.
'furnished apartment. Kitchen,
ly roor, w nhrooma Call 6n23-

ouial In r eus ne se oedph n
WELCOME overseas guest,
we offer one-bedroom, executive
aprmnluxurious houses.
"Phone~aDiana -227-2256.
Oleander Garden US25d
and many more. Diana 227-
SPACIOUS premises for
ofrild s usrarl slscate m5 Caltoe
t. ~Lacytown, G/town. Tel. 226-
44GlTOWN vacant office
space, fNlly gi led, AC, etc. near
Ederson's 226-5496.moty
ONE furnished 3-bedroom
oktm ap rmenA- US$3S0t0 per
Queenstown. 226- 68. '
6 BUS s ore eqipd witaht
a !busy location upper and lower
RHP oeul 2rent an 2e5 5s~e ara~t

CUmmingS Lodge
2- bedroom
bottom flat

parking- $35 000,
Garnett St., Clville
n9W large 3.
bedroom ton fI *
parking -US$600
neg., Eccles 2"
bedroom bottom
~flat- $60 000

HUTSON Ville, EBD vacant

NEW Providence, EBD -
vacant 2-store y5-bedroom
swi mns nnoolfuet -8 5d
mon~thly. derson's 226-
apartment Middle Road, La
Pen tenceriC'ouple o~r si al
Telephone 227-6690.
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartment. AC. hot and cold.
vli itrs shr iem e22 -5ol, s2e2a
ONE 2-bedroom unfurnished
Lodgm Geate Gto n(u i S0 00
per; month. Tel. 661-6994 or 222-

6eti858 Ct6@blon 4- Kitty. TEL.


US~k90 LN/H R6T7 ER

EONE upstairs house at
EceED ag eros

more.c Tana 7225a3 n may

ONE fumished bedroom for
da sige e San.Irdou caer nal a
Phnenmbers 2 7-1275-
alo roffc m te 0nGs reto n
conditioned, available from A rl
2008. Tel. # 225-4106- s.
secure and des~ined with efficiency
in mind. Suitabie for any business

IMMACULATE, furnished,
beroo hosd a Khnx s Pa
standby generator. Embassies &
Int. organizations are welcome.
Tel. # 624-1450.
PRASHAD Nagar- fumished
prt tth ar--cr iioe

roFsURNISHE Dasef-acuntal
227-2993 or 629-2424.


vehicleO etc, to rn oo se ? Vi i
wwwn~e~t 6fr~e com or call 621-
KITTY area one bottom flat
apr 3t5-6C20n~tact # 227-6540
SOUTH Road prime
business, phoneb large secure

lof dui seui Tel po 6
.RE-GEN ISt. prime
b onde flol, idblf;gorean cpe
f businesses. 683-0172.
UnfmS e~d ohuses an flats f3rn
2537 na ,
BUSINESS place, internet
cafe, restaurant, snackette, beaut
slo, ofcpeh spae a3and72bon

fris esdho anda- ddur tread
2l 7cdesn negotiabe. Call 226-
AA E cleOs furnished-2
f ure h-a OL4 60 bd5 o oa

US$t -500,U$ 000. oet Ralty -
762 -ofihed 227-376 I- hdome,
lace for shrt ental a roadside tal
catio for either Chnee

000 blc Rd st3C90asty -
a.i Peeora~ more information
apatmnt- o neic or-368 two
bedrooms, aell fclt, etl
eI2C27-625287 6Wielss1t eobr

pae eo r a tl rna s eet
1 mournthly rentaar htl weekly o
Sbey oauror at Ltdoubl bed ra
Janfse auli staff Testo27c3006ky
oeerra 23-147 623-562 inomt

SLarment r Garden -r UUSS
000oom 3 00;Pashadt rNta r
- US 0; Sheenff, Stl. bhursiea
-al U 7-500. Mi dle St. We

10ROOMS in LeRc u
Homaha Goard s5PinU e $ 10: ,
GeUrn hw 0 o meuntu Io ht dng t
mnhy nie) US$1 500 US$2 kl
unfurned b/droom

0796 66127 -0815. .

TWO three bedrooms, 2""
and 3 flats, suitable for offices or
lgt ec. An aile 1h Jn ,
Tel. 225-1442. Cell -693-9311/

Ro sale orde on Tel. 227-067
22 -656, during office hours.

AlbeON StE, Bo ra ~Tept 62e98o5n
AFFORDABLE house and
land, WCD $6.5M. Tel. 276-
HAVE properties to let or sell?
Then ohonie Diana for result -
227-2 56.
PROPERTY with la ae land
space on East Coast Publ~c Road.

MonBRUpS ES ut EC .ad Ida fr
business. Call Nazir 220-3362

Ctct 227t318 6-s45 e45 s
3 YEARS old 3-bedroom
upe lat9Moo2e -Oh6ue 9M6

a2 rTOE concrete properM

ujgotr bl 64 ne having
S$KOTY EB12M,7C~a pbellvle
Robb Street $20M. Croal Streel
$60M. Diana 221-2256

residlenEXEl rUa sEmi-ro dihe
B hh tub, was I~n 5rna~c~hne, etc.
9-1 ng e ES-4.
NO AGENT. Call Hubert -
22-16 33 too view beba iful idea4
bathrooms, 2 itchens, suit' 2

PrMEL3N2E $1G5Mru tBS[Air
n75aM,d eAnd ade StE $15M

665R4Floluli220-5170, 2Td-1 v ,
DIAMOND H/Scheme flat
concrete 3 12' x 12' bedrooms
buildings area for 2 sand trucks. 3
d ons-s. 6M26-e /6lUS$300 00.

A4skinlg $5M
FRONT LO)T 50 X< 100 .
Asking $2A1

Tw~o stor~cy house with land
size 35 x 144
laike new
Asking S7.5M
Thlree bedroom house wijth
land siz 0 x 100
Askinlg S5.5M I
in good condition

- 1-storey concrete 3 luxurious
bedrooms, electric water/
ati spac226-3 IS$65 000.

mana mlent s ris. Call now.

KITTY $15M, Prashad
Nagar $25M, Oae- 17M,
RAHU Rw Agancy` OM '4
ville $33M, Bel Air Park -$3M

building, no repair, vacant
possession. Telephone 642-0636.
vehicDe et tharveet rrpeer
wvhn6 -u6 Trecom or call 621-
BUR1YING, selling, renting of
h usr s~hedbusannedss~ furprseesd
apartments. K. S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
1 2-STOREY cocrete hos
~3Mroom Land 5n 000o
Located Foulis, 'Ennmoe CDi
Tel. 256-3925, 684-5115.
SSEVERAL pr perties and
ladd raning from $9milliont
6iMr. Layne 231-2064/227-

Grbeie sand lardsrino
$1M to $45M -/ Phone Mr: Edun
618-4726, 225-2626/76949, Mr.
L yne 647-4153.

lare$2 6n~moreEmassv
13BUY me now! Alexander
Villa e 2-storey massive building
-I $ 17M, Enterprise Gardens,
brand new $12M, Bel Air
36, 3E1-2064, 25M5n9,25
.66 647-4153.
LG residential property-
$65M, can be used as a residence
~2o IcCeall422b6ed~; 2ro house -
SONE 3-bedroom/2
bathrooms domestic dwelling,
miaed at p94i Ia Hto si
"'2~ 1C nt cteTeep~hohne
dand7:00 hrs (Monday to

ICoast Demerara, new executive
houses in gated compound, over
IP kineg th 6Ati 5tic Ocean
hotelregency3@yam o.com o
view on ine at

com ercital build gn factoryr,

Maa ors eoqpuipornt for sae to
Serious enquiries only.
$60 Oyourdnet sraal perumhoanth
a child/children under 21 years?
Are you a first time home owner?
presty? _'Da ed ngm onaoue
present age? we can assist you
with a low income house! Also a
house at Industry Front, ECD. Tel.
227-8274 223-6035.
LAMAHA Gardens $37M,
4M 9;Prashad Na ar -
Atlan ic Ville $35M; Bel Air

-b 2nessK 50N2L~ PCean nek
~ubi'c Ro $~'9; 14M.. Tel. 226-
1192, 669-0411.

MIDDLETON St 45 x 85 -
910M, leanderGardens 87 x

05009, 6 -985
acres $150M, West Coast
Demerra -300 ares6 8e50s

renaOCO fo nigh lyd6ly
EXECUTIVE houses and
a art 6nt li residential areas.

OFFICE space on Regent
Street and other excellent areas.
Call 626-9011.
MAGGIE 226-4159.
CALL 227-2612,.627-8314, 669-
77FURNISHED flats for
overseas visitors. Phone 227.
2995. Kitty
aaSme -OU6S 0 e-beror t
Te1. 617-5761.
3-BEDROOM bottom flat -
238 Forshaw St., Queenstown.
69646 02 dmoonmhboTtm fl t

contndiB dDR70Mnda .ndece
Boulevard. Call 690-2891.
BOARDING house, bachelors
only. Lombard & Princes Sts.
Raza 225-6197.
apartments.~ ~ Lado aan
EBD. nda r22 leco1 nand
1 4-BEDROOM house at 642
Section B Patterson/Turke en
Contact John 611-8091 ?
CAR WASH and large yard
2tbarsdh ,Ragoin n%5~Sern.

eaFdnE St ea 7 nra l
BOTTOM flatbusiness plce
t~o rnt on6 8hf 41treet. Call23)
SPACE suitable for offices or
buiness in Georgetown. Call 225-
73, 621-2601.
1 2-BEDROOM house at
5mx. G~a enTE ternrse 6ECD -
Co taid n2 b dr oln a artment.

9rt 2042 nsa dE alt. 2hS;

a aa rtOm nt P~artk en
deetONkE & two-bfmisedrotom
646-2939Te. 1
OFFICEl spriaes cepon.trally
Contract Sada-24~26-24 1-

EXCTIEaartment n l ts. For 782
en uires cal 2 35-780. 25-
Residentile area 24 e hrsse l

2232ale Te.2049,20

1BTOME flt,1-bedroom

pa IC tm nt atelL t99673 I lr

lctdm tm Cu 0h d 0aretma n T
$60ac 00 mnthly Jua 22- 225, 6
4709/27-131 cal2570 2
furnihd3 bedroo 8 m plu 4

642-5874. O arte,
tOie NE aha sel-c ntaine room,

restaurant D 570 000 Call 24
Roana-22 -38/8 -92.

6tet 5 1 2nnstown.TEPhoe226-14/


Oc~ho s, aoel
Mini Mail-ocean
VieW, eXtra car
parking, swimming
pOol. stores, 3 self-
COntained studio
apartments, plus
over 20 furnished
FOom s, patio s,
OffiCe, etc.. Walk to
beach and
everything in town.
Officially valued at
o ver US $ one
million dolla rs
(pictures &
valu at io n
available). Must
sell-make offer.
Owner- 226-1742,
cell 623-1317.

2-STOREY wooden and
concrete building, 4 bedrooms.
Concrete yard with a garage.
Idapn~dre e Blvd., 3
Penitence. 226-7137.

4/27/2008, 12:30 AM


1 CONCRETE property in BB
Eccles $13.9M, 1 house in Kitty
- $7.5M. Tel. 225-0995, 661-
HOMES in gated and swimming
Caoro US M5 0009,an~d 70 e
CV oLEm- 3 erFoumsse o
reasonably priced $25M -
Norbert de repitas 2 1-1506/
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, concrete
bungalow on comer lot $19.5M
- Nojrbert deFreitas 231-1506/
AS an in come investment
Regent Street US$1.6M, on the
East Bank Demerara, huge
co plex with deep water channel
facility US$1M, Lombard Street
- $7 ,. Regent Street $69M.
Tel. 225-0995, 661-0815, 628-
HAGUE $8M, Annandale -
$15M, Queenstown -$19M,
$50M, $75M ,Sec. 'K' $18M, Bel
Air Park- $36M Lamaha Gardens
$32M, Republic Park $3c2M,
Brickdam $35M, O le $50M l
New Providence $70M. al
Carol 226-6809, 612-9785.
Tourist resort, with boats, vehicles
and other equipment. Lamaha &
Camp Streets commercial/
residential, Charlotte Street -
commercial/residential, La
Penitence Public Road -
corm rcialItre~sr tae12 CLbdge
cottage, Republic Park four
bedroom, Versailles mansion,
gated compound 225-5782,
609-2302, 233-5711.
toSOUeTH Park$15 Mbed om
Renpuei cP rokrePhas~ed N, a
Prashad Nagar -$45M neg.,
Goo ce pe $ 2 ,ore e-bed~r omg
two-storey 4 bedrooms two

First Feoderation Life Bldg.h 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 ome,
644-2099 cell.
BROAD ST. 200 FT x 55 FT
CALL 623-1317, 226-1742.

Ki t- 2- store
bui ding- $16 V

neg., I-ccles-
brand new 2.

storey house

$22M, Eccles -
3- bedroom

house, needs
WOrk -

$12M neg.

ONE Fishing boat with 2
engines. Contact fel. 222-6671
LISTER diesel engines and
generators 4 to 17 KVA. 624-3187.
52A9RTR DG2E6S8F LESS. 223-
WITH INK ONLY $11 000 223-
5291 OR 626-8784.
CAT RENTAL. CALL 628-7127.

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Of your bottles:

La2 BRAND neR Comp q
pricd Calm 2u6 2322.eaoae
CAFE, Restaurant, furniture
cniioe pm 6 2-3e5x6c9 2

3PURE bReed pit bulls 2 and
bloo dinoe). 220- sk1ggesiv'
YAMAHA DT 175 engine,
carb, etc. (reconditioned). Also DT
125 parts. Call 220-3173.
1 MAZDA Pick up, left hand
drive, 1 concrete mixer (Ransom),
1 air compressor. Contact 688-
FRIDGIDARIE refrigerator and
gas stove, almost new. Tel. 225
8427, 609-7766
HOUSEHOLD items 1 hot
deon m cine,11 20 feet by10hfeet
645-7300d~e, was er. Teep one
TWO American made
weeddn cinealm 0 la new Oneer
10-TON Road roller working
condition. Call 623-3404/222~-
6708. Call between 12 pm and 6

1 NEW speed boat 20-ft.
length 6-ft. width at Vreed-en-
Hoop Stelling. Contact 688-
WILTON Cake stand and other
cake accessories. Goina cheap.
Call 216-1370 or 650-266.
1 DELL Lapto 1 desk top

mioq.e Goin0c~heapflaCallr2el6n
2-STROKE generators at
unbeatable prices, from 1 KVA to
7.5 KVA. Call (223) 0819,
REF ILL your HP, Dell
Canon, Lexmark, Brother and
Epson prmnter cartridges and
save thousands. Call for details.
223-5291 or 626-8784.
1 27" TELEVISION set. 1 .
combination TV stand, 1
executive 5- piece leather sofa
se,1 Lexmark all in one printer
Te.222-4493, 660-8880.
PARTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors, belts,
valves, knobs, etc. Technician
available. Call 622-5776.
8-INCH Deepwell submersible
purnp, 3- phase, electric 40-Hp
stainless steel Ge~rman made, hall
price. Tel. 227-6928.
1 75 HP Yamaha outboard
a dne, tdrroax o te r ver3 frqt
pas arika. Call 260-4459/653-

table~sOCAd a ces n p@ e
Rubber balls. etc. Contact Naka -
220-42Q8, 609-3311, 616-3399.
at aaMUrCblsetnscysteams fr sale
Contact us Tel. 270-4335, 11 l
# 674-2589.
NOW in Stock for the first
t me in Guyana Prepaaid Di e t
227-697mo 66-95 ion,

en~ertoHsa~sol0e anei $20
0MakitH circle saw $57 000
000, srro n t boer ede2r0 0050,
neg. 625-2660/226-3736.
Lexr~akA7N1D00 nwres. All ib oe -
clur sarmer,a clocuorlou rx
machine. Cash only -$50 000.
Owner 226-1742, cell 623-1317.
PROJECTION televisions.
One 53 inch, Sony 57 inch Sony
65 inch XBR Hi achi 61 inch,
Phil ps Magna VOX 57 inch from
$245 000. Phone 225-4631, 624-
FRIDGES ice makers, LG
stainless steel, Samsuna, mavtag,
kelvinators. All 26 cubesfrom $160
000. Phone 624-8402, 225-4631.
INTEL Pentium Computers
complete and internet ready -
$4 0.Tel. 231-2206, 6 0-
5262. Future Tech'
USED Cater illar. 3-Phase
alternator, 706 KVA, 565 KW. 220-
440 volts. $2M. Giftland Office
Max. Don't pa more, Don't settle
for less. Tel 227-3854/226-0546/

hiin cbaet -06000 s00 b
000 each, wares and set of
I as~e~s, pus othe small items.
2 6-CYLINDER Perkins, 1
e%'ylinder Vekns Pe-cnylin e
se,2 MF r35 gear blox, 7' M
1 gear ox, 7V
engne to MF 33500enPinr n
we95vn cenel40641Amp8, 12 i-

-25 C ALNG Scooter #
CE 4646 and 1 AT 212 Carina,
front bumper also 1 pr. 1200 watts
L5 Kickers speaker with fur box and
Kickers grill. Rottweiler and
Daocbcmend pup 6dmon hs old
cropped. Tel. # 222-5013.
TYRE repair out fit
complete, compressor new,
truck engines DT 366/466/408.
Good for any application. No
electronics, small diesel
engines. Small gas engines.
Tel. 662-2072.
AIR Compressor with 3-cyl.
Duetz engine 855 Cummins
(Marine engine 350 H )
Caterpillar en ines 3406 33 .
Detroit diese engines and 6-cyl.
Cummins engine with 90Kva
generator spares parts for
Cummins, Cater illar, Detroit
dee8, 69ubot 100203 etc. Tel.
SALE! SALE! SALE! 1 six-
head Roblnson moulder, 1 24-
surfacer 1 band saw, joiner and
surface, sharpeners, radial arm
saw, square blocks. round
blocks, slotted knives, flat
knives. saw bGade, 1 holster fork

1 ocu 2il27 jP2ionro
cut saw, etc. Tel. 256-3925,
674-0856, 684-5115.

1 -2450 John Dere Tractor,
all equipment, 1 Lavarda 152, 3
pairs 30 rims. Call 232-9294.
1 AE 100 Sprinter.
automatic. Excellent condition
Contact # 227-6048, 621-2992.
1 TOYOTA Ipsum for sale.
IJ Sres, rea s 3ie9, mags, AC.
miiWsOs(2)orLOaNG BCA E2R9Z
0840, 625-7014, 661-7965.
TOYOTA Ceres, PGG Series
-$1.2M, lady driven owner
le~av9n~g country Call 215-7131,
1 DOUBLE cab Toyota Hilux
crashed vehicle PFF senes sold as
is. Tel. 335-5064, 613-1241.
Series. Price $900 000 neg-
Owner leaving country. Contact
1 GX 91 Mark 2. immaculate
condition, ma rims, CD, AC. $2M
neg. Contact 233-6250, 690-5127.
TOYOTA Caldina Wagon 4
months old. PKK Series, AC -
$1.6M neg. Tel. # 617-9300.
125 Jialina com lete e n.
Price n 66-1338 or 223- 501. :

2 AT 170 Carina and
Corona, Private
& ir. Mads,
music, EFI-

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
SUZUKI Swift, 1300, manual,
in excellent working condition,
Call 227-8448/612-8 19.
RED Toyota Celica L/H drive
automatic alarm AC excellent
condition. Tel. 231-1'531, 613-
1 HO~NDA ~~~AccrPH
Series, excellent condition, mag
rims, dvd player, leather interior.
Price $3M neg. Call 627-6364.
1 AT 170 CARINA. Must be
sold. Call 619-1971.
ONE Toyota Vitz one L-
Touring Wagon O0ne Daihatsu
YRV. Contact 69-0432, 686-
0323, 664-6923.
TOYOTA Tacoma Extra Cab,
PKK Series. AC, (4 x 4), CD piaver
Price $2.8M. Con act Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
autolm tic, ul poeedA,a
Cltsact DRocky 225-1400, 621-
Eta Cab x4clne 2 an
GcKkyS ri~es Pe0 $ .61 9 ac
1 TOYOTA IRZ minibus
central locking, AC, music, ma se
go6d -c3nld io6. 3P24e6.negotia l

Discovery, V8
Gasoline engine, 4x4,
Excellent Condition,
Fully Loaded, Fully
Serviced, LOW
Mileage, NOW Paint,
Brakes,Altenator, etc.
Asking $3.8M neg.

ONE RZ minibus, EFI, Long
Base. BHH Senies. Price ne4 -
$1.7M. One Nissan Sentra B- 13
3rc /o 66 $00 000. Call 227-

rniZ LN as EF
Tel: # 680-3436. 627-7017. 675-

1 DIRT Bike XL 125 in good
condition $150 000. Contact
Rudy 23-93 or 692-3152.
NISSAN Laurel Grand Extra
automatic, recentIv overhauled -
7445 000. Phone 27-3939, 624-

limosnCeOLBNaTown cadrsstretch

624802 SO 2 9 TRho
LINCOLN Town car stretch
lI ousidne white, fully loaded with
Price ne otiof xtr honus 6s2et
8402, 22 -4631.
FORKLIFTS Clarke Huston
3000 -4850 onds lifting
ca2P~~21gpaciy.From $ 50 00 Phone
2005 FORD Mondeo Ford
Wa on 2005, 17,000 miles,
fullyloaded, lots of extras, ratically
new PKK senes $3.3M Phone
624-8402, 225-4631.
LINCOLN Town g ul
powered, automatic, ece I %t
condition $2M.Phone 624-8402,
BMW 325i Convertible,
automatic, low milea e $1.3M.
Phone 624-8402, 22 -2503, 227-

3 AE 100- Corolla
& Sprinter, private.
NOV8P WOrked hr

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
NISSAN Pick up extra cab five
s~eoed PKK series $950 000.
Poe624-8402, 227- 939, 225-
1-URI 150 2UU1 auitomatic,
PKK ,series $2.2M ne otia:~able.
FORD F-150 1999 li htin
SVT enarine. PKK series 91VE
Phone 227-3939, 624-840 .
FORD 250 automatic, four
wheel drive, PKK series, excellent
condition $2.6M. Phone 624-
8402, 227- 939.


4 RZ Mfinibuses
4 AT 192 Carina
2 AE 100 Springter
2 AT 170 CaninalCorona
2 Canter, 2- Pick up
2 -AE 91 Sprinter/Corona
1 -CRV, 1-R 4, 2 -212

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam Police Station

Tel: 225-9700

TOYOTA Carina AT 170,
Corolla AE 91. Corolla AE 1100
Wa osn. Cgall City Taxi Serv ce
1 AT 212 CARINIA, purple, 16"
chrome. rims, PKK Senes, tip-too i
condition. Pnice ne otiable. Tel I
629-2551. 266-2722
EFI, Long Base, double sliding
door, music, mag, spider Excellent
condition. Price $1 350 000. Call
1 RZ minibus BHH 9489
Price $1.5M. 1 Mitsubishi Incer
fully loaded $1 750 beg. Contact
2 TOYOTA Tundra
automatic, fully loaded chrome
wheels. tray covers, etc never
register. Tel. 642-6159.

ONE eisan tian 2004
register. Tel. 642-6159.

OFFICE equipment 1
Desktop computer system, 1T CRT
Samsung monitor. BIOTAR
Mother Board. AMD Athlon SP
1800+ Processor IDE 80 GB Hard
Disk Drive, DVD ROM Drive, CD-
SRoWn riveKnne ratedUSABNP n
2-front, 2-rear, PS2 Ke bord, PS2

1 steel cabinet. Call 27-8448,


NOW in box
Counterfeit detection
USing UV and Magnetic
Ink, External
Display, 1000 notes per
minute, 110 and 220
Volts, $130,000.

Call: 648-5281
1 LARGE 5028 copier Xerox
needs roller 110 2 Ov $50
000, 1000 pieces new cellular
nh~ acsons sqbaranr 2x $

echsh3ad spla cs dn fr ad @ o?
4hi Oren e \ngco ajustable -
~63_500, 12air bedside table and
00 ,2000 foered csvha uue
nereb U ae 10ele~nt.a m e
migrating 223-8784.

1 3Y MINIBUS. Call 655-
40AE0091 O6R4L3L9A37Price -
1 AT 192 Carina. Price -
$1.4M. Tel. 661-3525, 253-3216.
MODEL $2.5M NEG. 657-6868.
6400 JOHN Dere Tractor, 200
acres rice land. Call 327-5465.
ONE RZ minibus in god ,
working condition. Tel. 220- 509
or 67 -7612.

enclosed an d tne

.la veil.cei

8Vailable on vehicle-

Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

CALL 648-1332.
TOYOTA Corolla NZE 121
Rged)i rce$2.5M ne Call 612-

$650A 10-0 Tel ar6a01G5 P2 4

underN2Eyemrs Id. C2 ut c
ONE Toyota Ceres, PHH
Series. Price negotiable. Call 681-
4822. 619-134 .
CALL 234-0628. 639-6795.
MAZDA 929 car. Price
ne otiable. Tel. 227-6893. bet
5:3D pm and 9 pm. -

canteN)E E ueluendi cditio k
~negECla12585 0 fie
automatic, power wiindow. etc
Call Jeffrey 622-8350

, ~B~

NEW concrete house in
Diamond Middle income
$19M, new modern concrete
home in Eccles $31 M
Chateau Margot $16M.
Queenstown modern house
$60M. Lamaha Gardens -
$36M, and $42M, Atlantic
Ville $37M. Republic Park
on double lot $45M. Bei
Air Park Duncan St. -
$29M. Brickdam (for offices.
etc.) $39M. D Urban Street
(no repairs) $16M. Prashad
Nagar (vacant) $27M
Section K. C/ville (vacant)
$28M. Atlanti Gard n
$19.5M. 8-b/r om ho enesir

Te IphoneGFtr 9Hor6 1
10815. 628-0796.

blt RI Ltit rpowher nverter 5th
3000 watts. Call Ju ian 225-
1 arGOLD mining block, Omai
QurzHill, 6 Chinese seine. Must
be sold. Contact 222-6672.
TOYOTA Ceres. Price $950
000 neq Household Furniture
Contact :9-5945 John.
246 CATERPILLAR kid steer
working conditicn Call 623-3404/
222-6iOE Call between 12 pm
and 6 pm
CANAD'IAI\ State pools table
Price 5400S 00?. Call 623-3404/
d22-67C :_I between 12 pm

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EffiCIa T

SUMBAY CHROMCL April 27, 2008 25

Harha jan Sing h

s ni lued U 0V61...

From back page

after his Mohall team defeated Mumbai, who were
captained by Harbhajan in the absence of the injured
Sachin Tendulkar.
Board of Control for Cricket in Indla (BCCI) secre-
tary Niranjan Shah said the spinner was asked to explain
his actions before a later statement announced the sus-

"Based on ... video evidence as seen and reviewed by match
adjudicator and referee Farokh Engineer, a decision has been
reached to suspend with immediate effect Harbhajan Singh of
the Mumbai Indians pending an inquiry into the incident, to-
morrow," said IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

The hearing will be held in New Delhi and a final verdict
announced by Engineer.
'"The BCCI condemns the behaviour of Harbhajan Singh as
a contracted player of the board and he is called upon to ex-
plain why disciplinary action should not be taken against him
and has been asked for clarification by tomorrow evening," Shah
The 27-year-old spinner has had a poor disciplinary
record since making his India debut in 1998.
On tour to Australia this year, Harbhajan was initially
banned for three Tests after being found guilty of making racist
remarks against all-rounder Andrew Symonds. He was subse-
quently let off with a fine on a lesser charge following an ap-
"It was unacceptable what happened," Mohall captain
Yuvraj Singh told reporters. "H~arbhajan came back to the
dressing room and apologised to Sreesanth."
Harbhajan said the media were trying to sensationalise the
"It is not such a big issue the way people are making
it out to be," he said in a television interview. "It is be-
tween me and 'Sree'.
"What you're showing on TV, it is between us."

Over $1.9M in prize money

10r Kennard Memorial ...

From back page

Guyana- and West Indies-bred horses will run for $150 000
flygg prize.
The other big money race is the G and Lower for a first
prize of $110 000.
Entries close on May 3.
Prior to that owners can register their horses with Jus-
tice Cecil Kennard on numbers: 226-1399, 225-4818 or 623-
7609 or Mr Roopnarine Matadial (Shine) on 525-3192 or
646-6584; or Natasha Girdharry on 331-0574.

situated at Rose Hall T ow,

66-86 6 c79 n e

Restaurant and Bar, 3 19J
Mai biS ee New Amst rd~ar
3880, Fax: 333-4151. Em:

ONE BOAT, 52 ft lentl th b
9 ft width. 5ft de-t 3.5800
seine, 48 ach tenoi

GX 90 MARK 1 1,i
good condition. Contae'
#_339-4525 or 613 cc
1 NISSAN Patnf:inesr ('~ 1,
EFI,. automatic.f
powiered. 330 Bedford Dump
truck. Just rebuilt Nelver
I:.ed _N gh ; H:e .v
miotsrcycle 8i~:-2'

Pieuse rostrrut

AC Pwnows Prc ne 2
Never worked hire.

SeriesN E xce dtafulCy p w K e
air-condition, alarm, pioneer UDV
player, etc. Call 647-5727.
F 50 XLT Ford year -
2002, twin cab,s n'ne~ size 4
000cc w~8tg~ith: oaded.
au~tomaa ~ 750 000 neg, one "
offd mna r tedl An 2 Feob
ofe cceptd e 6219
PHAT23992 TOAACCarinD,
maH ,2 a rm tin imaculate
03 3, 626 11 7 Chall 76
1 AT 170 Carina fully
powered, PGG Series, A, new
imaasadtrs M3 PI6e nrce
212 CARINA, new and old
models. Imported from Jap~aC,
Cull pwer~ed, fgeriamM, AC

musiO set, 1M7i uismh mas, i000
mil~e~s one_ yr old. Price $2.4M
neoial.Call 623-1,433, 225-
77 foi~UrWsenu enquinles only.
AT 110 SPRINTER Burgund
.tOmla~t poCere6, mags. Tel.
One English made Morris
Marino never registered
at~om~atic 5Cred tea be
arranged.0fel: 650-2706 1
LB 150 scooter Motor
odotti'n.;l pP Iocne w ne ~'B
Contact Carl 660-6 74, 627-
7287, 225-5886.
GXON0E T~o ota Maar m2 dce
Cly to dledmags, CD/taf :
26or 615-15n Tel. 2 0
ONE Toyota Corolla AE
91, excellent condition, wifh all
6 ~ssrles.r P6c e68e. Tel. No.
NISSIAN Pathfinder Jeep
P~GG Seniesu excellent condition,
re ais)- $ 20 .eb 6d0s9- m6e
NZE Corolla, RAV4b AT 212
Crla,CA 9 iCorla eT 2
6037, 226-9691
RZ BUSES, Long aBnause,
cat eye, IRZ eng ne mna.
2ro 6-an 1 Sherimp'St. /

series r1.2M Credit available
Tel: 226- 454
HB 12 SUNNY car -
eci tune Ient ndtiin $7 0 0
$400 000, Nminibus, excellent
condition: -750 000. Tel. 220-
4103, cell 6 6-2384.
TOYOTA ST 202 Celica
3SGE eng ned 17" alloy wheel

12 ea~~m netc oCal 62-9 902

ckAypoerd AR, Aoeri \ndo s
Ja aS aa7 Sm ror feh. 6rm
91P09.~ 7 hrf t Cvle 2
stcToyot K5TO 04 Wa on
landcr~icer FJ 80' 456 c
ce Ir nt. Cediserviesabl Te
694-1236. av Te.

7 5 E ecg6 Sie CO

RAYS Une toD Auto Par~.
New amrvals NZE Corolla, Vtz2
o ad ne 1 ag i I

MITSUBISHI Canter truck.
Long Base, wide body, 4M51
diesel engine, 6-speed gear box,
AC, power windows etc. New
fo a an. 74 Sherif St., C/ville.

aB utomatic a, ful we C, PM,

neyg Contact ff681-0244/220- ~

niod ... dul noee AC
ne otiable Call 276-0313 626-
11 1. Shahab for the best used
vehicle at the best price
ONE F150 4 x 4fLl r
loaded 22 rims. TV DV
rIYP ever ID jhts. tray rovered
I ht~ (rat;.b steak ce ir. ?n
loaded. DV~D with 2 :crieens)
leather soat. 22 r s. tray
0 veered locks
;omat c Bothi yine bir
Nlo 693-4150

Ae~h Yl o1 Crna 9 CaBn 2
and 13 Sunny/E~ Cab ntg;Be.
Cratac vSta roek Tel. 2310
3690/649-0 29/(699-362
TWO Toyota Tnrsdouble
d3Sr white -3.7M, ir8n-

gen nor 2maKVA $2.3M, 4 19
water pumo with engine $360
000. Call 233-5315, 623-8767.
FOR the best facto y
in so ae: ATa 21 nw ;p~
fully loaded, KZH 110,CEo I c
fully I dd, Caldina nd Cor II
Wagon ru y loaded, Toydota

available @a Paul Camacho Auto
Sales, 117 Croal St., between
Abr77a~nd Or 3oue Sts. Tel.
ACA 21,_To ota Vitz NZE 121 -

motor car AE 100 & AE 110,
TyaN 1 9x NoYu~bOlTo a

NOW in stock Au o
Accessories Chrome door hand e
.oes crmvers halmp rimensi
sie crash bars rear as
s I~ers all orthe

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m oa AT22rT192,n .e
# 6H7-141, 2H4-1718208C23~- i6
NOW available lt~op ualit
conditioned vehice AR
To t A se ; er C
a dia W n Toedota Land
D bTFJda pck Nis n Hixu4
~intsubi Ca r tuupc~k$s, ~
open tray 2 & 3 tons enclosed
biezr' rdo ad Haacde 15 seaea
pcs son uty 6r ve icensci
~Ya la a M" ar~la utoSSr s'
Camp ellville 226-4939, 624-
st. :Aname and service you can
1 LHD ForRne one
$2w6 12 oe di LM

m ) 12Mruloedra CR Iow

losomusc hm3M a r 0
9Mu2nerTrabo rX tea a~bet4cd

and #mnt 1.3M, 1 T 100
Xtra Cab 44GLL Series $2.9M,
o1~~(~ ta V6 Xtra Cab 4 x 4 -
1 1 TyotaXtra Cab Tacoma
M 1 -2.x Xtra Cab
2-05400 62aS-07 6- 7M T
JUST arrived new and
r pr cniindicIpadnes a
00c rs oodel, yearNZET/v201s -
2000-3T fT/Carina AT 192 -
19985-06dT/C~a.rinN( P6AT 221022 -
3 HIFIT 2002, SUV & ikus
T'/RAV4 ACA21 2002-3, H/
CRV RD5 2002-3, T/Picnic -
70l.N 17 ux1 9x8-r03C n~Iu
S~neCab) LN 100/YN 100 -

tak od r. Cont t Tel # s24o
7808, 233-2400.

model -leather interior, CD
changer, allov rims, wood panel;
T.VI S CD changer, leather
interior allow rimsewoodnpanel;
soier ally 2ms Lh cer G
new model; Toyota IST CD -
qgoiler, alloy rims; Honda Cit
o de~.;'l v hcls hv
mile ge. Contact RH Auto Sales
Lot PBlankenbura Public Road
WCD. Tel. No. 26 0522, Cell No

1 WAITRESS. Contact baby,
1 B Shell Road Ki~tt
Drivers. Tel. 231-7475.
LAND to buy on Sheriff Street
Tel. 643-3879 ~
ONE Heidelberal Kord
C rerator Call i14-5W84
-i .rMA' e is /

6 4n~chs S2

hydr ulicC wnch. 9 31 Bo
with Perkins engine. Tel. #
218-1469, 623-1003.
1 DOUBLE cab Toyota Hilux
crashed vehicle PFF senes sold
as is. Tel. 335-5064, 613-1241.
1 AE 91 COROLLA. Contact
A. Kina 225-4443,2543,
622-7628 and 1 Tyt pu.

Series. ENDln Ac ,di HonH
Price $3M neg. Call 627-
RAV-4, PHH Sder e~s, CD

.8~R wns. Ten 62-03 0
1 SHORT Based English
mae, snds Rvrsato 7 on
aoode working cpcitotac 7
# d444-3411.l Coao.cla
2 R O BASE mini-
1 0 Corona~ 1 Mtub sh ~
lma <e conditn sCall 67 -
TOURING Wag n, Corolla -

1 SUZUK Wagon R
(miniva ) manuaD f ll
,CriD Oa er ne) TV
2 5-140 1.42 ct R odiy
flyT YOTA MCV-4 a tmtcd
player 14 x 4), harl used,

ynlAC. cnjiv:Price $50.Cnat
R cky ac -E2121 4 YO 5 Ia

Rocly 2- 5-100,61-92at

1 AE1TOYOTA RZLong ase
lat ,""~ ma mi~us (
eye. Prc col ContactEay
2215- EO -140, RO rivate
neerin hire at mal cfu
e e. C, g ri .CM.
ontact ocky 62- 92251 2-

1 ST 190 TOYOTA Corona
(Pvr ivatie, automatic, fully
.ow eeonAC, Ra i~m~ Oc
(lyr ) automatPic, utrasee d .
$27 contact Rocky 225-10, 61
or -592.

1 S 9 TOYOTA RZ Longase
(rvna elR e P2 1400,12 fu
4WDr 2TOSO S( rbFTR PreM
Nissan Serena inivan 2 00 cc
dise Tub- 1 .6M VOOAehiracles
arc i27nMe c2@n~c Rditon Tel
RZ busesAT 19 ,n BAT 22
$800at 000aer $1rie dowri
m tatl 2H3y-2214 623Ex aSnge

nWd 2 00e aTlo) nd 0
rrt0~a Oken mel 202 Cntct

NiEWe aurriva fro.m Japan.
are necletcnditior. His
.rZ uses AT C AT1.
I 80 -i. Pi $ 1M no,;

TAX T rvr Cotc Shenry's
LABOURERS. TEL: 667-6644,
1 FEMALE to cook snack
e. g. Eg g Ball Phoulari e
Puri, etc. Call 131-1272.
1 HANDYMAN in Bel Air
Springs. Tel. 624-7130/225-0460.
amo~nAMM. 5P0~7 Any
ONE Canter Driver and
one Diesel Mechanic. Call


WAITRESS and truck drivers
5owrka Brittany's Hotel. Contact

WaitSIS1-ANCT Night22Ck 8.
between 12 pm and 5 pm.
kEXC VTORe Operator to
6 8-1 84, 2 6r-73462690,
HANDYMAN or woman to
cen6 yr tke car of dgs.

CONTACT 661-0514.

Rece tio sta~nd~mal SemSue s
Guards to work night shift. Ca l
DiErXPE bENCDw hree c r
di~s etching. Call Jeffrey -622-

condition CRitc sh 7w2 n
between 9 am and 4 pm, Mon.
- Friday.
an 1GGARDDeNR/tcan ni

Bem Ar. Tel: 26-1 5B7, 256
WHOLE day Domestic to
work 3G dasaDe nedk in Ee
Call 226-2322.

fabr Raio exp rncet drvn
a 35 -5 yrs. id an asst 10

V~ssB~en en Road, ury val

O erator forGGarmentMFaac ne
D. Lama Avenue, Bel Air Pai12
- 225-4492/225-9404.
5-DAY live-in Housekeeper to
work with single parent, only child
at Georgetown location.
Excellent conditions. Tel. 609-
Counter Servers, Roti & Pur;
inosCuwwry cks, H oys2"~
Hac 's Halaal R aurant,5
Commerce St., G/town, 9 am -
11 am.
SEWING machine Operator
and Porters. Kent Garment
datoy CD3- P 2i adce Public

a aHdANvDYBnOd o wrhkan6
r500 lorry, livi g

-7 am 4:30 pm, between
the ages of 35 and 45 yrs.
Should be able to cook all
ethnic dishes. Call 225-7736
for serious enquirer nonly.wok

between the hours of 8 am
and 5 pm. Must be able to
oric Ds 5A Vaviid

H N:'U FA:'LY 35 45 ?S..

Vacancies exist ~for
-~P~ at Texaco on Vlissengen
FI.;IC Co d in ;n
71l your 1800 to 1900 old
stamps or tnvelopes with old
stamps between l80C orl900 1
and r-c-ve (dh ci7 the s:; D Brings
in 17: -Sta 7 r;. entrjope1 -
:ca at cal~ St on ?cr

MrL. 6. Wtynte onl 333 3154/~3 i6~2 Ori
rA- 11 I I rd 9tanlr dly t. rillf (DI/321~ ;I Ill I

bulihnewly bu ilt in

4m t r d m ic a

2-STOREYED house with
large land space, corner of
Edinburg East Bank
Berbice. Tel: 265-3419, 622
3879 Andy.

GOING business place
e, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft
r 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -

store ed building for
business purposes locked
ol Cobur aStreet (next to
Tel phone # r18t- 34Ca
BUSINJESS premises at
Eainburan VIiiage. near Miain
entrance j G~lasgo . Housiig,
Sci eme. a'~ rardi-re
bu~slness pajra:Ir Car more
.- on ','3-?127

4 26/2008. 10 48 PF0


Final round Jergens Female Inter-county match ...

Berbice and Demnerara

ClaSh today at DCC

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company
would like to thank all those persons who have
submitted applications in response to the
advertisement which was posted in the newspapers.

We appreciate the keen interest shown and advise
that contact will be made with those who have
satisfied the require entS.



The following person or their authorized representatives must check urgently with
GRDB Head Office at 116-117 Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown, in relation to
outstanding debts to the Board for Commission Charges.


Agi Tech (Guy Ltd. 1, 100,621. Deonarine 1,505,279.
AadRupe 1,989,110. Eurolatin Trdn 121,813.
AruePersaud 2,074,429. Doodnauth Samaroo 988,209.
Grains Gu)Ltd 10,064,378. A &S Rice Trdn Inc. 1,077,478.
Candel Rice Mill 2,208,340. Two Brothers Rice Compe 75,241.
Elizabeth Nandalall 689,279. LOP Investment Ltd 1,887,858.
Genesis Enterrs Ltd. 1,376,839. Hanon Entris 302,039.
Ivor Allen 17, 159,788. Commodities Investment 299,838.
Jacobs Charles 159,954. D. Joree 771,700.
Johanna Investment 6,613,946. Pandora Investment 162,500.
Ka~ya Sankar 36,880,258. F. Hoosain 656,472.
Looknauth 225,183. World Exot& Impr Inc. 3,745,000.
Madho Brothers 1,247,617. T. Mithum 260,000.
Mohamed Khan 824,053. W. Hamiliton 260,000.
Ramnarine Gokul 90,726. T. Hussain 650,000.
Paul Doreg 1,540,503. Deo Sankar Sharma 6,010.
Vinko Persaud 348,749. Parmanan Sharma 7,220.
Z. Sawh & Co. 655,696. C. hakh &Sons 8,460.
R. N. Persaud 743,054. RmopRice Mlig5,217.
Bhawn Joree 292,067. J. Shamsudar 894.
P. Dhaneshwar 1,483,162. Caribbean Agi Res. & Dev. 7,296.
Commodities International 2,244,089. Omnarine Persaud 11,220.
Link Rice Tradn 187,732. Hanks Intl. 27, 10 1.
Caribbean Rice Limited 3, 171,080. S. M. Farouk 51,314.
El Dorado Trdn 1,716,864. Daniff Arckhan 34,326.
Tropical Trdn 5,064,632. Omani Peanut Co. 28,419.
Guyn Timbers Ltd. 677,460. Endeavour Rice Mills 44,985.
Desmond Kanhai 3,131,376. BK Baboolall 41,720.
Mohamed Hoosain 124,619. Ross Drug Store 39,988.
Tahal Ramotar 576,796. Camex 31,700.
Titan Foods 68,067. Lackram Chetram 17,019.
W. Hussain 245,700. Imam Bacchus 51,956.
H. N. Sugi 1,180,625. S. Lorrick 13,809.
Namadat Jage 114,494. South Carib Metal 11,748.
Agian Inc. 20,899,849. Hansrai Persaud 20,027.
Indar Smg 208,363. Frabcus Sterkard & Sons 16,127.
Ramlakhan 2,009,418. Lieur Ali 54,024.
S. Persaud 1,165,314. Dgbsr Rapr d 21,311.
Wain Baird 212,400. Sumi Bros Int. 20,433.
Shairaz Ali 2,084,446. T. Isawak 20,000.
JosehBurke 12,000.

Jairaj spursr

Cl to victory

an Barakat


crick et
LEFT-ARM spinner Shan Jalraj bagged five wickets to
spur Cornelia Ida (CI) to a comprehensive 85-run win
over Zeelugt in the latest round of the Barakat Broth-
ers Twenty20 cricket competition on the West Coast of
Jairaj bowled four overs without conceding a single run
as Zeelugt crumbled for a meagre 52 in 12.4 overs, replying
to CI's challenging 137 from their allotted 20 overs.
When CI batted, Imtlaz Hack cracked eight fours
in his entertaining 67 as Tavindra Mangra took three
for 14 from four overs.
Scores in the other
matches: Zeeburg beat
Shamrock by 100 runs.
Zeeb~urg 237-9: Balbinder
Persaud 72 (7x6, 6x4),
Amrit Jairam 35 (3x6, 2x4)
and Mandalall Doodnarine
32 (2x6, 2x4); Damyan
Howard 3-28. Shamrock
137-9: Abdulla
Nizamudeen 23 (3x4, 1x6),
Deoraj Singh 22 (3x4, lx6);
Balbinder Persaud 2-26 (4),
Timur Mohamed 2-27 (4).
SParika defeated
BALBNDE PERAUD Windsor Forest by six
wickets. Windsor Forest
130-5: Mohanram Chatram 58 (4x6, 3x4), Lalta Sooknand
29 (3x4); Jason Heyliger 2-5 (4). Parika in reply 133-4 inI
19.1 overs: Alim Mohamed 74 (4x6, 3x4).
Ruby beat Vergenoegen by three wickets. Vergenoegen
124-9: Fazil Goberdan 41 (3x4, lx6), Alwyck Legall 28
(3x4); Ravi Ramotar 3-27 (4). Ruby in reply 125-7: Rayan
Seenarine 40 (4x4, lx6), Sandy Phillip 30 (3x4); Dwayne
Stevens 2-19 (4).Meten-Meer-Zorg 'A' defeated Meten-
Meer-Zorg 'B' by nine wickets.
Meten-Meer-Zorg 'B' 70 all out in 16 overs:
Surendra Ragunath 27 (3x4); Sahadeo Khan 3-7, 'Ik~evor
Benn 2-6, Avinash Sharadanand 2-6 and Mahendra
Nandkishore 2-17.
The competition continues tcrday, RM)

THE final round of the 2008
Guyana Cricket Board
Jergens-sponsored Female 40-
over Inter-county cricket com-
petition is set to play off to-
day at the Demerara Cricket
Club ground mn Queenstown.
Obviously the hosts will be
going into the game with a psy-
chological advantage after beat-
ing Essequibo in the initial round
by 11 runs while Berbice went
down to Essequibo by an excit-
ing one-wicket loss in the second

However, as it is well
known that these two
counties are fierce rivals
and therefore a keen con-
test is anticipated when
the action gets cracking
from 11:00 h.
Notably so far in the com-
petition no team has been able
to reach the century mark
which gives the impression
that the bowlers have been do-
ing excellent work.
Both teams can now hang
their hopes relatively high on
their bowlers to do the trick

on what should be considered a
pitch that offers variable bounce.
The slow bowlers are the
main threat and both Berbice and
Demerara have spinners who are
capable of winning the match.
Demerara and
Essequibo have already
registered victories so the
competition is still wide
open, making this game
very interesting.
The two umpires are:
Hortence Isaacs and
Krishna Lall with Reginald
Grant as standby. (RM)

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w i:~;31E~foRL ~
In loving mcmoryl of
died on April 28, 2007 c
Even though one year has *
A month we will never forget-
But we all latlow that is God's Will
For in our hearts you linger still
Sleep on love take t~hy sweet rest
For God takes only the best
Inserted by your loving wife, children

Matthew Hayden's second half-century of the IPL sealed
an easy wmn.

grandchildren and other relatives,

The wife, children.
grandchildren, son-in-law,
nephews and other
relatives of thec late /
CAMERON sincerely
thanlk all w-ho expressed
symp~ath~y. visited, called
E-mailed or prayed during .

Mayb)?e youl said a silent pray~er
Maybhe you shed a quliet tear
M~ay~be youl offerd con~solina words
May~be youl sent a card or flowers
M~aybc you ~julst thought of uls or
Alaybe y:ou lentr a helping hand
Whlatever the part y~oue pllaed wre
thank y~ou so muc2.

May God richly bless you a

~ =C ~ cl Z I =~g~

It has been three years since that sad day
When he was called away
He's gone but will never be forgotten
He is dearly missed by his loving wife
Mildred of USA, children Carol, Carl, Keran
and Shandel all of USA, brother Compton,
sisters Evelyn and Brenda. uncle of Donna.
Denise, Cherly and manyl others,
grandchildren Kelvin, Briann~a and 3 others
of USA, son-in-law of Earl of the USA.

Mlay lle luvebetleornadlrs

IIn memory of our
Precious father and
grandfather MR. ROY
IC. FOO who went g
Home to be with the
ILord on April 25,
!There is a wonderful legacy
Of which we wish to tell
i About a wonderful man
SThat we love so well
i He was always an inspiration
His strength and love
It knew no bounds
SHis honor still lingers
iThough his life has slipped away
! In our hearts his memory
Will forever stayr
We love you DAD and miss you.

sdnsinb- a acnd dau h ei-dl~aw

CHENNAI Super Kings went
on top of the table after an
efficient performance from
the bowlers reckoned to be
the team's weak link set up
a convincing nine-wicket vic-
tory over the Kolkata Knight

Ricky Ponting early to give the
huge home crowd something to
shout about.
Muralitharan's restrictive
spell he finished with figures
of none for 12 from four overs
- then frustrated the visitors

Brendon McCullum, who si- Despite losing wickets, their games so far, this was a
lenced the crowd with some Kolkata's run-rate stil hov- straightforward chase.
brutal hitting. There were ered around ten after six Hayden and Parthiv Patel,
no half-measures as he overs, and with David Hussey while not at their fluent best,
raced to 24 off 12, reclaiming and Souray Ganguly in, a big put on the biggest opening
the orange cap for the score was still on the cards. stand of the tournament as
tournament's leading scorer The next four overs, though, they motored to 66 in 8.2
in the process, before holing emphatically handed the ad- overs, peppering the offside
out to Suresh Raina at extra vantage to Chennai, as only with boundary.
cover off Gram. 11 runs were given away and While this was nearly the
Ricky Ponting's dismal .-both Hussey. and Ganguly. same number of runs Kolkata ~
ruri coiitinueied failing for a -were reiioved. ~~`~^`~~" _kifirmanaged at a similar sti:~ gE,
duck as he drove his first ball Ganguly, who had been by keeping their wickets in tact,
straight to Raina at cover. starved of the strike when Chennai made sure they were
Kolkata's other McCullum and Saha were blazing well in control of the game.
\m ic ketk eeper -batsman away, was cramped for room by Ajit Agarkar then demon-
WVriddhiman Saha took the ba- Muttiah Muralitharan's leg-stump strated his penchant for tak-
ion from McCullum, making a line and struggled to get the ball
4treaky, quick-fire 27 a top- away. He finally fell for a scratchy .
edge off Manpreet Gony flew 12, in the 10th over, gifling a catch
o~ver the wicketkeeper for four to S Badrinath at cover after fail-
and a similar shot off the next ing to pick a slower one from
ball went for six. His luck then Joginder Sharma.
ran out and he was bowled by For a team who have run I The fiunily of th~e
a ball that jagged back in. up scores over 200 in both : late NATHALIE

ing wickets again, getting
Patel to top-edge a catch to
Ishant Sharma at fine leg.
Hayden had struggled early on
with his timing but soon displayed
his trademark power-hitting, going
on to his second consecutive fifty.
He and Dhoni, who promoted him-
self to No.3, eschewed the risks and
calmly chipped away at the target,
never allowing the mun-rate to get out
Towards the end, with the
result beyond doubt, they
opened up to take Chennai
home with 19 balls to spare.
1 113 11~.

:~~aa 3

Sthan~k all those P C~3
sincerely wh~o
havre syrmpathlized
with us during our

:Their visits, supports, cards, flowers and presence at
Sthe funeral, etc. at this difficult time were appreciated.

.We sincerely appreciate all that you have done for her
. and for her family.

b- al'I~" thank God upon every re~membrance of you. ~

Riders. .
After Kolkata were re-
stricted to 147, Matthew
Hayden's superb unbeaten 70
ensured there were no hiccups
in making it three wins out of
Jacob Oram and Muttiah
Muralitharan were the stand-out
bowlers for Chennai, but the In-
dian bowling contingent backed
them up well.
Oram nailed the explosive
pair of Brendon McCullum and

and ensured Oram's good
work wasn't wasted.
Kolkata were reeling at 70
for 5 after ten overs, with all
their marquee names dismissed,
and in danger of getting bowled
out without utilising their full
quota of overs. Laxmi Ratan
Shukla, though, ensured they
avoided that embarrassment as
his late-order hitting earned 39
runs off the last four overs.
The early impetus for
Kolkata was provided by




Hayden and Oram inspire

Chennai to top of table

LO GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday. April 27, 2008


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Friday, April 18, 2008 Thursday, April 24, 2008

Buing Rate Selliry Rate
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Bank of Nova Scotia 192.00 196.00. 202.00 206.00
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Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

A short ter~m consultancy service to review and recommend a reorganization of the
Currliculum and Delivery of the Training Programme being executed under the National
Training Proeject for Youth Empowerment

Requ~irements for the P'ositionl are as fo~llows. viz:

* A Malster s Degree or equivalent in a relev'ant discipline
* A H~achelor s Dlegree anld at least ten y.ear~s experience in the administration and
declivery; of Teichnlical and Voca~tional E~ducationl and ~Train~ing
* A\t lealst two professional preferences

A detailed Tr-m~s of Refcre~nce for the consultancy~ can be uLplifted from thle Secretarial of

The Board of Industrial Tr~aining, SIMAP Building, Lot 237 Camp Str~eet,
South Cummingsburg, Geor-getown.

Applications should be addressed to The Chairman. Board of Industrial Training at the above

Boar~d of Industrial Training

Subhject: Tecrms of Ref~erence for Short Term~ Consultancy

Position Tidle: Te~chnical & Vocational Specialist

Recports to: D~irector of Industrial Tlralinin~g

Dulratlion ot 'Consultancy:: Three (3) Months


Conduct aIn ~scsessment ofC thle standards and quanlity' of` training done by the National
Tra:ining P'rojctc for \-outh ~m powecrment
C~onsult with emiplo\ ers trainers under the National Training P'roject
Establish P'roticiceny yardstickis for various skill categories
Review the training curriculum for each occupation and recommend the minimum
period for the duration of` the programme
Advise on the adeqluacy of trinine materials and handouts

Minimum Standards:

* Malster s Deg~ree minimum or equi\alent in a relevant discipline
* A H~achelors s Deegree and at least ten !cars experience in the administration and
delivcry- of ~Technical and Vocational E-ducation an~d TIraining
* P'roficienc\ in Microsoft application and other relevant software packages


* A2 11ell pa:ckage~d report ide~ntifying the curriculum fo~r each occupational sk~ill
* Re~commecndaltionls which determine the. duraltionl of the programnme delivery for eacil

The closing dlate for the submission of application is Friday May 9, 2008.


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Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
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Richmond memorial football ...

Bakewell Topp XX reach semi-finals


... out-of-town teams clash in other semi-final

By Joe Chapman

their locally based players
have cantered into the semi-
finals of this year's Linden
Town Week Edward 'Screw'
Richmond Memorial football
championship, with a 4-1
whipping of Net Rockers and
will play Eagles United in
one of the seimi-finals at
20:00 h today at the MSC
This will be the second
of the double-header with
out-of-town teams Peace-
makers of Ituni playing
Rusal out of Aroiama in the
other semifinal beginning at
18:00 h.
In the latest quarter-final
game played, Topp XX, the
Upper Demerara League cham-
pions, hammered Net Rockers

out of their way with striker
Marlon Benjamin continuing his
high-level performance with the
opening goal in the 30th minute
for his side.
But Lloyd Gilbert was
able to draw the game level
for Net Rockers when he
scored mn the 42nd minute
and had the scores level at
half- time 1-1.
But midfield player Romain
Haynes returned to his
scoring form with a goal in the
71st minute to send his team
into the lead once again, and
Shavin Seaforth added one of his `
own four minutes later (75th
minute) before Kevin Beaton
completed the win for Topp
XX mn the 81st minute for an
eventual 4-1 win.
They now play Eagles
United in their semifinal
match-up after Eagles United

disposed of Regal United.
Rusal who defeated Ball
Weavers in the other game
last Wednesday night will
take on Peacemakers.
The Ituni second division
boys have scored two upsets
by way of penalty kicks first
against the defending champions
Amelia's Ward United then in
their quarter-final game they
knocked out another first divi-
sion club, West Watooka's Hi
Travis Waterton had
opened the scoring for Rusal
in the 20th minute and
teammate Harold Williams
got their second goal in the
80th minute but Dellon
McAllister was able to reduce
the advantage when he net-
tedi in the 81st minute as
Rusal advanced by a 2-1


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Guryanra HIV/4IDS PrLevention anrd Control Proj~ct
H-0 79-GULA

Surpply and Inlstallation ofEquripment rfor Hazrdoul~ s Healthcarre Waste Collctionr anrd


T`he Giovernnient of Guyana has rceivdc a Grant from the International
Development Association toward the cost of the H-IV/AIUDS Prevention and Control
Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the
Contract for the supply and installation of Eqluipment for hazardous healthcare waste
collection and treatment.

The Ministry of` Health invites scaled bids from eligible bidders fo~r, O>ne
Comnpactor, one shredder and one Steaum powered Autoclave and one Wulste
Collection Vehicle for haza~rdous healthcare wa~ste collection and Tlreatmentt

Bidding will be conducted through the limited international bidding procedures
specified in the World Banki's Guidelines: Procurement under IB3RD ~ouns and ID)A
Credits. T~he Inrm offering the lowest overall ev:aluated price w\ill be chosen.

Interested eligible bidders mna\ obtain lilrther info~rlltion from Mr. Prakash
Sook~deo. P'roc~urement Off~icer .Hecalth Sector D~evelop~ment UInit. Ministry\ of`
Hea~lth1.592-225-3 470. F~ax (592) 2256i559. Mail: procuremelnt a' hiv.ro\.uy and
inspect the bidding documents at the address giv~en hlow\ 9:00am 3:00pm~ onl
working dais. Bidding doctunecnts can be pulrcha~sed onl the sulbmissio n of1 a letieI
requesting the purchase of` the bidding document along w~ith a~ certified cheqlue in the
e~quivalent amount of fifteen thousand Giu\ana dollars or equivalent currenc!. I h~e
certified cheqlue shall be payabhle to the Healt~lh Sector Developm ent ~n it.

The doctunent will be sent b\ emmal to ov~erseas Irm~s.

Bids must be dlelivered to the adcdress below\ at or before 9.00amn lca ltimne o~n
.Tune 10, 20)08. All bids mnust be accomnpanied b\ a bid security of ten thousand fi\ e
hundred Ulnited States dollars. L~ate bids w~ill be rejected. B3ids w~ill be op~enel mn the
presence of the bidders' representatives \\ ho choose to attend at the address below~ ;t
9.00amn local time on June 10. 2008X

778( `hairmalnr
artioalr Plrocwermentl & Tend~ter Adml~inistration7 Boardc
linistryl ofI~i'nance
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ieorgetowln, Guyna,?

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Guyana Power & Light Inc. (GPL) invites sealed bids from Insurance
Brokers for the placement of insurance coverage for GPL's assets in the
form of an 'AII Risks Property and Business Interruption Policy' from
reputable international firms.

A complete, set of bid documents could be inspected and uplifted by bidders
from the Procurement and Inventory Manger-GPL, 40 Main Street,
Georgetown. Tel. No: 592-226-9598; Fax No. 592-227-2180 upon payment'
of a non-refundable fee of Five Thousand Dollard ($5,000).

Sealed Bids from local bidders must be accompanied by valid National
Insurance (NIS) and Inland Revenue (IRD) Compliance Certificates. If the bid
is from a business/company, a copy of the Business Registration/Certificate
of Incorporation must also be attached.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light Inc.
257/259 Middle Street
Georgetown, Guyana

The top right side of the envelope should be clearly marked "Tender for
Insurance Coverage (GPL-PI-002). Do not open before 23" May, 2008."

Envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Office of the
Corporate Secretary, GPL, 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown before
14:00 brs (2.00 p~m.) on Friday, May 23, 2.008. Bids will be opened at
14:00 hrs (2:00 p.m.) on Friday May 23, 2008 in GPL's Board Room,
2,57/259 Mviddle Street, Georgetown in h~e presence of bidders/


so high in the air that Mvl
Boucher had to run toward
fine leg to take the catch.
Two early wickets ga
Bangalore a sniff but Smi
emphasised how crucial i
presence at the top order w
for Rajasthan with a sensil
innings. Against the Decc
Chargers, Smith batted n
gressively because Rajasth
were chasing 200 plus but

rkday he focused on staying at 4. 4. 41. O
rds the crease. where all
Along w\ith W'atson he the ball r
ive stabilised the innings. and soon without
ith Dravid had to turn to Anil sight.
his Kumble. wlho was playing his Smitl
las first game in the IPL. Waitson. fifty, hol
ble though. greeted him with two while att
an pulled fours. and when victory' secutive
ag- was almost certain, he cut loose but Wat!
lan against Praveen taking 26 runs Kaif com
to- off an over which read 4t, 6, 4. 17 balls i

RA.IASTAN Royals continued to
surge up the points table by beat-
ing Bangalor Royal Challengers
comprehensively by seven wickets
at the Chinnaswamy Stadium to
draw level with the Chennai Super
K with three wins each,
The win was set up by
their bowlers, after Shane Warne
decided to lield. They restricted
Bangalore to 1375, allowing the
batsmen to chase at a comfort-
able pace.
Tlhe contest wasn't too dis-
similar to the one between the
Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata
curlier in the day, where Chennai
completely an easy w~in after their
bowlers kept Kolkata to 147.
Having been put in on a
pitch with a bit of assistance
for the fast bowlers, Banga-
lore, perhaps taking cue from
Brendon McCullum's 151,
felt that being positive was
the way to go but several
aerial shots resulted in a
flurr~y of wickets.
Hanuga~lore wer~e forcedl to plly
catch-upcn Iroight from l b the sa, re-
hlsln't sh ulg tolllk. R ict l
1)ra~vid wa~s the 11rst of the top fo~ur
batcsmncl to, get caught in the deep
square of the wicket.
He pulled his first ball,
off Shane Watson, straight to
Ravindra Jadeja at long leg.
Two overs later, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul tried to pull too
but the ball took the top edge
and foundIndeja, this time at
third man,
Ross Talylor briefly threatened

to repeat McCullum's heroics: he
hit Sohail Tanvir for two sixes in
his first over the first over the
bowler's head followed by anedge
which flew over the third-man
boundary and two fours in his
second. Munaf Patel came into the

The spate of wickets didn't
curb the stroke play and Virat Kohli.
India's Under-19 captain, was for-
tunate to survive a catch on the
deep midwicket boundary. Jadeja
held on splendidly to the skier that
was sailing over his head but, while
trying to gain control, he hit the
ground and touched the advertise-
ment hoardings, making it a six in-
stead. However, Kohli didn't capi-
talise and nicked one to the
wicketkeeper Mahesh Rawat while
trying to make room and cut.
Warne had instant suc-
cess when he brought himself
in the 12th over. Mark
Boucher got an inside-edge
onto the pads, and Rawat
dived to pouch after the ball
ballooned in the air. At 78 for
6, it was left to Praveen
Kumar, the India all-rounder,
to salvage the situation.
Praveen relied on big hits to
boost the total, and he did it
with success, and sometimes
with luck. A thick top edge off
an attempted slog off Warne
cleared the short straight bound-
lrybuth ralveenn sho vd that lw
iting the next ball into the stands
at midwicket.
He went on to score 34, a
knock that ensured Bangalore
played out their overs.
A target of 136 meant than
Bangalore had to strike early to
have any chance of a successful
defence. Praveen had Rawat
caught behind early and dis-
missed Yusul Pathan with a
bouncer, which was top-edged

ne was left wondering
the fielders were for
aced to the boundary\
a Bangalore shirt in
h fell one short of his
ling out to long-on,
empting a third con-
four off Sunil Joshi
son and Mohammad
Ipleted the chase with
to spare. (Cricinfo)

I ` I
attack and Taylor lofted him over
midwicket for four. bettered that
with a~ six next ball and then edged
to the third-man~ boundary to take
15 off` the over.
rdi dBangalore bats n,
XI, seemed to be proving a
point. However, just when
they looked in command,
Jlac~ques Kallis stepped out to
Siddharth Trivedi and pulled
straight to Munaf on the deep
square leg boundary. The
crippling blow came when
Taylor fell in identical fash-
ion, pulling to Graeme Smith
to reduce Bangalore to 65 for

Watson stars in


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30 SUNlDAY CHRONICLE ApnI 27, 2008

I ..~..~.

City champs! GCC skipper Leon Johnson, right, receives his cheque and the winning
team trophy from Noble House Seafood's Personnel Manager Piercy Coriette while
members from the club look on along with man-of-the-match adjudicator Mark Harper,
left. (Photo: Ravendra Madholall)


The 7th Annual roundtable will be held from May 13 15, 2008 at the
Wyndham Nassau Resort in Nassa7u, Bahamas.

TIhe roundtable is the only annual gathering in the Caribbean that brings
together practitioners, experts from international agencies, consultants,
academic researchers, bankers and others interested in Microfinance in the
Caribbean. The Roundtable began seven years ago and is held annually in a
different Caribbean country. It is org~ani sed by the Caribbean Microfinance
Network (CMN) with support and guidance from the Caribbean
Devel opm ent Ban kand the M ulti lateral In vestm ent Fund. The members of
the CM N i include mi crofi nance i nstituti ons (MFI) from several countries i n
the Caribbean who are associ ated with the MIF, CDB, EU, EIB and otherS.
The 7'" Roundtable presents a unique opportunity for Caribbean MFI to
participate in their own development in terms of a new programme
developed jointly by the MIF/CDB/EU. In addition, the topics to be
discussed include portfolio expansion, governance and internal controls,
benchmarking and rating, youth and gender programmes microfinance
market segments and opportunities for M/FI to obtain funding. The 7th
Roundtable will elect a new President and directors of the Caribbean
Mi crofi nance Network as well as a new Secretariat.

The Multilater-al Investment Fund (MIF) jointly with the CDB and the EU
will present their new project for microfinance in the Caribbean at the
Roundtable. "Caribbean Capacity-Building project for Caribbean MFIS
(CARIB-CAP)" was designed specifically for the Caribbean with the
objective of strengthening microfinance institutions. The project includes
provision for Disaster Mitigation Plannino e-

LOCEUND will also be making a presentation and will be available for
consultation after the Roundtable. LOCFUND is a financial organization
that provides different types of lending services to microfinance .
institutions in the American Continent (with the exception of the United
States and Canada). It also has a technical assistance component
specialized in financial nisk administration and in establishing global nisk
aSSESsment departments. It will only lend in local currency, in order to
allow the MFIs to reduce their currency risk exposure. LOCFUND was
established a year ago, by the Inter-American Development flank and
seven other investors. For more details you can visit thbitwe'bpage
(www locfund.com).

A previous Roundtable was held in Guyana on May 12 and 14, 200'. Both
IPED and DFL SA are memb ers of Caribbean Mi crofi nance Netwiork.

If you would like to attend the Round table and need further information
please contact Cheryl Mahabir: cmahabir~iismedevfin.com at: 868-625-
0280 (fax 868-624-3563) or please visit CMN's website at





By Ravendra Mladholall

NA'TIONAL batsman
Leon Johnson un-
leashed five sixes and
six fours in an enter-
taining 74 to inspire
Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) to an excit-
ing 15-run win over
Demerara Cricket
Club (DCC) at the end
of the Georgetown leg
of the national
Malteenoes Invita-
tional Twenty20
cricket tournament.
At the Malteenoes
Sports Club (MSC) ground
on Thomas Lands .
Johnson also ensured his
team qualified for today's
four-team showdown with
the hosts, Young Warriors
and Rose Hall To w n
Windies Bar.
The competition is
be ing run by the elub

Nnble sHoonseoSedfoobd '
Troph y Stall and
Bral n. Nine teams
from the capital city
are part of this inau-
gural competition.
Before the semi-finals
to ay, te teams wil de-
cid eon ah wil Iday w oe

the start. A day full of ex-
citing cricket is anticipated
with the winning team set
to take home $200 000 and
a trophy while the run-
ners-up will grab $100 000
and a trophy and also in-

Ma u-eft he -match
Johnson, a former West
Indies Under-19 skipper,
led from the front with
his dazzling display of
batting on a track tailor-

miade fr abf rg a lG1C5C

for five at the expiration
of the reduced 15 overs.
The reduction of the
overs was to facilitate
timing of light.
DCC in reply batted
with p ur pose but j ust
fiede ioachiev h haea vi

60 from ri ht-handed Jamal
Hinckson who clobbered
five fours and four sixes as
DCC were left on 142 for
nine when the overs ran
Job nso n, who faced
3 8 b al Is, received good
s up port from the t wo
openers, Wasim Haslim
with 3 2 and Ricardo
J adunauth with 2 6 .
Pacer Christopher
Barnwell picked up two
for 1 7 and leg -spin ner
Keston Harcourt grabbed
two f or 28.
Leg -spin ner

Jadunauth wa-,s the pick
of the bow\lers for GC'C
with two for 28 from his
allotted three covers.
'The winning team
received $50 000 and a
trophy while the run-
ners-up DCC collected

$25 000 and a trophy.
Hinckson was adjudged
most valuable player of
this leg and he re-
ceived $20 000 and a
trophy while Johnson
took home $10 000 and
a trophy.

K. BraithwaitelIbwb Islam 5
J. Ca~mpmbeH c R. Ahmed 12
R.Seniorblslam 7
S. Ambris cDasb islam 9
S. KatwaroolbwbKhairuddin 10
A. Saunders run-out 23
K. Hodge stp. Das b N Ahmed 15
K. Mayers b N Ahmed 4
DDvso out 1
N. Henry run-out 0
Extras: (b-2, Ib-5, w-28) 35
Total: (all out, 49.5 overs) 237
,al 1 wc its 127 32 38, 2-4 4
Bowling: Arpon 9-0-46-0, Islam 10-
1-36-3, Khairuddin 10-0-39-1,
Hassan 10-0-45-0, Ahmed 9.5-055-3,

N. Ahmed 1-0-9-0.
S.Khbir7 baM sI bNelson 80
N. Hossainb Mayers 7
R. Sahac BrathwaitebSenior 11
R. Ahmed cCampbell bNelson 18
K. Das st Katwaroo b Nelson 15
K. Khairuddin Ibw b Hodge 12
S. Islam run-out 13
NAmdnn too t 3
Extras: (b-5, Ib-4, w-1 7,nb-7) 33
Total: (eight wkts, 50 overs) 200
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-23, 3-82, 4-137.
Bwing M1 ers 7- -1-2, Henry 5
1-36-0, Senior 10-2-23-1, Davis 10-2
23-0, Hodge 4-0-24-1, Nelson 10-0
43-3, Campbell 4-021-0.

PAKISTAN innings
M. Naeem bGruijters 90
M. Barbar c wkp. Erkelens
b Brouwer 51
Ah Ali cobus bGruijters 5

M.Naaz WotWries bGruijters 3
Z. Gohar not out 50
Eoxttras. (b 1 1,5 w-1 en -2) 3
Fall of wickets: 1-105, 2-183, 3-185, 4-
B wlig Worries 7-0-65-0, Braat 9-
0-65-0, Meekeren 9-0-57-0, Yousaf
10-0-51-0, Brouwer 6-0-39-1,
Gruijters 9-0-53-4.
J.EGrH teR cNBarbr b W. Khan 4
J. Dickmanno wkp. F. Khan

bW. Khan
L. Turmaine cNaeemb6Nawaz 1
N. Worries c Qaddafl b Z. Gohar
S. Ekelmans c Basharat
S.Z BaotharM. Jamil 2

u.Mrinnstpo Khan
bZ. Gohar
W. Erkelen Ib bM. Jai
Eotal:stall ot, 45.2 overs) 10
Fall of Wickets: 1-9, 2-15, 3-51,4-6
5-74, 6-87, 7-98, 8-98, 9-98.
Bowling: Waqar Khan 6-3-10-

10-0-32-3, Nauiaz 7-1-17-1.

AMERICA'S XI innings
A. Joshi cwkp. Asyraf

S. aumoobAnuaurd Nadaessn 1
J. Gilbert run-out 13
S. Smith cNadaesan
bGoonasagaran 1
D. Bellrun-out 1
T. Manoosingh run-out 2
J. Sidhu cA. Zahid bNadaesan 8 -
J. Aderly cNadaesan bA. Zahid7
D.Parkernotout 5
Extras: (b-1, 16-2, w-25) 28
Total:(allout, 46.5 overs) 156
10,o5-1w0 k 1 5 7-31, 8-3, 4 44
Bowling: Nazril 3-13-0, Ramdan 3-
0-21-1, Syahadat 2-014-0, Nadaesan
10-2-19-2, Ahmad Zahid 8.5-1-36-3,
Goonasagaran 10-3-15-1, Anuar 10-

MALAYaSIA k mithn ake
F. Niaz-y nc Joshi
K. Goonasagaran c Sidhu
b Manoosingh
M. Makramb Bell
M. Syahadat b Bell
A. Zahid c Sidhu b Manoosingh
K. Anuar cJoshi bBell
M.NHai sno rouutou
M. Ramdan not out
Extras: (b-1, Ib-5, w-24, nb-)
Total: (elght wks, 46.4 overs) 1
,l 1f 6ckes .-41 2 9, 131-105,
Bowling: Sidhu 7.4-025-0, Bell 1
1-38-3, Parker 4-1-11-1, Kumar 1
26-0, GIbert 5-0-25-0, Manoosin

KENYA Innings
S. Senanayake b Conway 0
E. Juma b Getkate 4
E. undibb kae 1

K. Owino cConway bDockrell 14
R. Sutaria c & b Andrews 0
D. Patel bAndrews 0
H. Ambani c Gillespie Dockrell 2
K.Grshia b Getkate 0
J. Kerai cConway bWylie 1
E tas:alb-2, b-3 w-1 4, ntb4) 23
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-14, 3-62, 4-68,
548, 6-73, 7-96, 8-96,9-106.
Bowling: Getkate 10-5-17-4,

Conway 5-0-19-1, Coghlan 2-01
McArthur 5-1-14-0, Dockrell 1
2, Andrews 1~442, Whylie 7.1-1.
IELAND Innings
H. MacDonneitc Owino bKeral
B. Wylie Ibw b Shah
G. Dockrell c & b Karim
S. Getkate not out
J. V De NMeT not out
Total: (three wkts, 30.2 overs)
Faol of wi kets: 1-49 2-49,53-0942
Sutaria 7-2-21-0, Kerai 5-0-i
Shah 6.2-0-16-1. Karim 5-0-
Gorshia 2-0-10-0.

Four teams set for MSC Invitational Twenty20 semi-finals

we~h D R)I .. finl78 Set for toda

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE April 27, 2008 3

Speed departu~re'nothing

to do with ICL' Morgan

DAVIDMorgan, thelICC president-elect confirmed th the
decision to put Malcolm Speed on gardening leave fo. ,nac
last two months of his contract as CEO was as a result of a
"fundamental breakdown" in the relationship between him,
Ray Mali, the president, and some of the executive board
and not, as widely suggested, Speed's handling of issues
relating to the ICL.
Speaking at Lord's, Morgan said that the breakdown had
come about over a number of issues, and insisted that they pre-
dated the executive board meeting in Dubai in Marc~h when
Speed declined to attend the press conference in protest over
the ICC's decision to take no action agaiitst Zimbabwe.;
"It's not been (a problem) for years but, yes, for some
months," Morgan said. "It pre-dates the March Imeeting but
it doesn't pre-date the death
of Percy Sonn (in June
2007). Matters take some
time to come to the surface.
"Zimbabwe is an issue
where the president and the
chief executive have disagreed,
there is no doubt about that,"
he saild. "You know. what the
board decision was in relation
with the KPMG report ...
Speed was c~learl unc~omfolrt-
able with that."
But he refused to specify
which members of the es- David Morgan:'Contrary
ecutise were involved and to that has been
how many. "I'm not pre** gossiped on a
pared to reveal the names of widespread basis, it is
the other board members. nothing to dowith the ICL
I'm unprepared to go into or the IPL'.
the details of the other is-
suest~, biut I'm- ery ready to say that contrary to bvhat has
been gossiped on a widespread basis, it is nothing to do with
thelICL or the IPL."
Morgan said the agreement for Speed to go had "Lnot been
imposed on him" but had followed discussion between him, Mali
and Speed. "It's a very unfortunate ending to what has been a
very successful term of office," he added.
However, Morgan accepted that the image of the ICC was
"not good" and it was somethingg we need to aIddress". He wentr
on: "The ICC has achieved a huge amount in Malcolm's time. i
do not believe at alll timles that we govern in the optimum wayS.
but govern we ccrtainlly do."
In the statement Friday the ICC said that DavidL
Richardlson, the ICC general manager cricket, will serve
as interim CEFO until Speed's replacement, Haroon Lorga(,
assumes the role at the ICC's annual conference at the b(-
gjulning of July. (Cricinfo)

Parkistan eyeing second

final as r~eland a so9 winaj

watched by his flag-waving,
sign-carrying sister in the
George Headley Stand also
struck three fours in his 34-ball
knock that lasted almost 45 min-

Lambert into square leg for a
single to reach his 50.
Fortune then favoured
Mohammed, when on 51,
Samuels dropped him at gully
off Powell, but the Jamaicans
did not have to wait too long
for his scalp. .
Miller completed has
five-for and carried his tally
of wickets to a season-high
42, when he held an easy re-
turn catch from Mohammed
to end the left-hander's 101-
ball innings which lasted a
little over 1-3/4 hours and
contained three fours and
one six.
Powell then brought the in-
nings to a close when he spec-
tacularly bowled Mervyn
Dillon middle-stump for one to
finish with two for 42 from
13.3 overs.
Though Jamaica lost
Brenton Parchment caught be-
hind for four off Rampaul when
they started their chase.
But Samuels came to the
crease and, after absorbing some
early pressure, started to belt
the ball around the park, and
hastened the end.
The Carib Beer Chal-
lenge Final is the ceremo-
nial end to the West Indies
first-class season, and fea-
tures the teams that finish
in the top two positions from
the Carib Beer Cup league

Miller 30-9-92-5,i n nbest ( ag :L70
B. Parchment c wkpr Simmons
D. nymt nt out 24
M. Samuels not out 37
Extras: (b-6) 6
Total:(onewkt) 71
Falloftwickets: 1-9-
Bowling: Rampaul 4-0-21-1, Dillon 4-
1-10-0, Kelly 2-0-24-0, Jaggernauth
FI skult Jamaica won by nine
Series: Jamaica win the Carib Beer
Challenge Final
Umpires: E. Nicholls, V. Bullen, TV
Relaoys:aN. Malcolm, Reserve:
Match Referee: D. Bryan.
Man-of-the-Match: Nikita Miller

By Adriel Richard

(CMC) Nikita Miller
completed a 10-wicket
match haul to help Jamaica
land their third West Indies
domestic title for the sea-
son, when they crushed
Trinidad & Tobago in the
Carib Beer Challenge Final
by nine wickets inside three
days yesterday.
Left-arm spin bowler
Miller captured five wickets
for 9)2 runs from 30 overs to
end with match figures of 10
for 119 to earn the Man-of-
the-Match award, as T&T
were dismissed for 241 in their
second innings about 15 min-
utes before ten at Sabina Park.
Dave Mohammed hit the
top score of 57 for T&T, and
Richaird Kelly too, enjoyed
his time at the crease to
help with the salvage opera-
tion for the visitors with an
enterprising 50.
Chalsing 70 runs fo~r vic-
tory, Jamaica formalised the
result, when Marion Samuels,
mo~vingi down the pitch, lofted
Aiti Jaggernauth11 over long-on
TIhe victory mecant that
Jaumaica had made a sweep of
the three major regional titles,
fo~llowing their capture of the
KI C: Cup' West Indlies limnited-
overs charmpionsh'ip last Oc-
tober over the samei oPpo-
nonts, alnd the Ca~rib~ Beer Cup,
symbhol of regional ~ir-st-class
suprema';cy, ealrlier this season.
For T&T, it was another
uncharacteristic perfor-
mnl~lce froml their batsmlen
whiich literally gifted the
trophy to.Iamllaica.
Mlillerl sculpecd l'our wici-
cas in the mlolrning period to
Ileav T&T~I teetercing on the
brink\ of` defeatc. whenc'l they
rea;chedl 1415 f~or six ;It lunlch --
still 17 r-uns in aI1rrears.
Mlillerl I~ll,removed Dren

Po~llard, aIndl Densch Ra;min,

mo\rnightl rlota of-1 lut\ hout

Daren('I P'owell nidte tle

breakthrough for Jamaica,
when Daren Ganga was bowled
for 27 playing an indescribable
cross-batted stroke at a full-
length delivery.
Three overs later, Bravo,
younger brother of West Indies
all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, was
caught at silly point off bat-pad
playing defensively forward to
hand Miller his first scalp and
leave T&T on 51 for two.
Lendl Simmons came to the
wicket and spent 40 minutes
with Barath. They stemmed the
fall of wickets, but they were dis-
missed within five balls of each
other to set T&T back on 90 for
Barath was caught at slip off
Miller for 33, and Simmons was
palpably adjudged lbw to Jerome
Taylor for 13.
Pollard's first scoring
stroke had been a straight six
off Miller and he also struck
his third ball from the spinner
for a boundary over cover.
He again punished Miller
with another straight six in the
bowler's 16th over before Miller
gained his revenge, when Pollard
was caught inside the long-on
boundary for 20 essaying another
lofted straight drive.
Ramdlin appeared at his regu-
lar No.6 position, and showed no
Sill-effects from the blow to his
face that prevented him from
takiing his r~ightfull place behind
the stumlps when Jamanica batted.
He spent just over half-
hour at the crease before he
gifted his wicket with a loose
drive at a flighted ball front
Miller and was caught at slip
for six inl the last 15 minutes
before lunch.
After the in~terval. the T&T 1
tail walggdc andi beefeid-up their
side 's rotal w\ith some calculated
Kelly recached his 50, when
he swung a deliveryv fromn Miller
overI mid-wicke~r t for the last If
his four1I siYes, but he soon fecll es
say!ingas log/sweLepl atadelivery
fr~om .amnaica captain fama Lam-
he~rl. har\\linF his unlcomnplic~alted
off'l-lpin,. to give Marulon Samuels
thel f'irst of h~is three cat~che at

Tlhe Iclef-hanlded !;elly

Left-arm spinner Nikita
Miller ended with match
figures of 10 for 119 to earn
the man-of-the-match
awar .

For the next 40 minutes,
Jamaica could find no way
through the T&rT batsmen
until leg-spinner Odean
Brown had Ravi Rampaul
caught for 19.
But there was further resis-
tance lower down the T&~T or-
der, and Mohammed turned

1RNIA M e8Toago 1st innings
Jamaica 1st innings 293 (B. Nash
foRIN DAD & Tobsa o 2nd innings
D.GangabPowell 27
A. Barath cSamuels bMiller 33
D. Bravo cParchment bMiller 1
L. Simmons ibwb Taylor 13
K. Pollard c Taylor b Miller 20
D. Ramdin cSamuels bMiller 6
R. KellycSamuelsbLambert 50
D.Mohama d Iebb M lr 19
A.Jaggernauthnotout 4
M. Dillon bPowell 1
Extras: (b-, Ib-3, nb-l) 10
Fl f wckes :1-50, 2-51, 3-80, 4-0,
5-104, 6-128, 7-165,8-199, 9-240.
Bowling: Taylor 17-7-36-1 (nb-1),
Powelll13.3-1-422, Brownl5-3-51-1

liant centuiry as 1i~~ !niet

C unphelcl rend, captir Kw >

thr Ffith wicikct ti! jrrr Ie
0 indwic hack onl <*nt e(.

laml wiii pickd up riatie i 36
aInd Nl/z'-ivnedAhe three fir ~;5.
Ahamefdul Kabir thien
strol ballrs w~ith nine fours bul i'
was nlot enough for the \'e .nL'
Tigers to stage an upseti.

RHHIETOH`(\\N. Harba;dos tCMC)- Pkistn embahrkedentrlheir
camtlpaign to rechll their secondr Itnal whtfile Mlayasiu an~d Irc-
lanrd producedl sterling periinrnanlces to record w\in in the open-
ingl rounld of` nun;chels in the C:IACO Inlternationuti I ndier-15

\t theii (;l;n~iu Nulional SIJlathn at1 Providense. Pakathsan

Paukistan. who won the knockout phlase of the tourna-
mernt with a dramatic win over Wetst Indies last Thursday.
emlphasised their intentions to reach their second final
with a strong performance.

Behindni i:\lf-centuiirr i edollro luhammlri:idi ace~m 90). Abson

Paktlistan amnassed 332 folr live from17 the~ir 50) ov'erS after w il-

In reply,1. Thle N5etherrlandi fcould musterr just 102 all
out fromlt 45.2 meis as Zafar Gochar gr~abbed three forl 32
and11 ke~-\it nner- 11irra.Iamitil two for 12.
i!ce~lni~i innith~l\ lile. hadl onrl~i hghti zcare in reaching a
palltr\ iargeit Lset h\ KenIa;. C~hasing Il1l for vitory. the Irish
slipped to 4 9 for two before: Steven Gerkiate steadied the in-
nings with a responsible, unbeaten 31.
Getkate had earlier grabbed four for 17 in an imprets-
sive spell of howling to help dismiss the Kenyans for 110
in 49.1 overs, after they- were put in to bat

\vire restrictedf to 2%: in~i iight
from their allotted '0 covers as
spirnner Donoalan Nelsonl took
three f'or 43 to do Ithe damage.
Hest Indies~ rtotal was;1 be~lit
around Campbell a ce~ntury and
twio key partnerihips\ he shared
with Akeemcl Saunde~rz w he made

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Miller's 10-wicket match haul

helps Jamaica to r eg ion al tr iple

GMR&SC to host round two of

Race Championship next Sunday

THE Guyana Motor Racing The main sponsors of this cycles, the open capacity mo- The highlight of the day is
& Sports Club (GMR&SC) event are: GT&rT Cellink Plus, torcycles and the shifter 125cc expected tobe the clash of gi-
wil be hosting round two of Carib Beer and Sunburst Orange go-karts. The final event of the ants when the powerful
the 2008 Motor Racing Juice. day will be the handicap event Group 4 cars take to the track.
t' Rampionship of Guyana, Twenty-two events are in which the faster cars from all Miark Vieira is the dPefem-
x~t Sunday at the South carded forthe d ay's a ctvtivis of the classes will be invited to in Group 4 champion and
..akota Circuit. and will include three races participate in an action-packedwi attempt to hold on to his
The first event for 2008 each for Rookies, Group 2A, 15-lap showdown. 2008 points lead against sea-
was held on February 17. Two Group 2B, Group 3 and In excess of 80 competi- soned campaigner Andrew
additional events are carded for Group 4 cars. tors across eight classes are King, the hard-charging An-
2008 with the finale scheduled There will also be three expected to participate in this drewMorganandthe450BHP
for November 4. races each for the 125cc motor- event. AWD super cars of Kevin Jef-
frey and Vishok Persaud*.
A team of drivers wdll be
Chosen based on performance
at this meet to represent
Guyana at the upcoming Car-
ibbean Championship sched-
~uled for May 25 at the Dover
~ *~-l' Raceway mn Jamaica.
The official lap of honour
LCSU will move off at 08:00 h fol-
Iowed by the first race for
-AdlL-. on to the race-
.m s. :track will be G$1 000 for
adults, free for children un-
Flashback November 2007: Andrew K~ing's new fuel-injected Tube frame and the Evolution der 12 years of age and ve-
SrWheel Drive now owed by K~evin Jeffrey. hicles.

'Harbhajan Singhbuslpended'

< over slapping row
By N.A~nanthanarayanan
NEW DELHI, India (Reuters)
SThe Indian board sus ended
spinner Harbhajan Singh on
Saturday pending a disciplin-
ary hearing into a slapping
incident involving compatriot
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
in an Indian Premier League
(TIPL) game.
The Hindustan Times daily
reported Harbhajan had slapped
the young fast bowler after Fri-
day night's match.
Television pictures
showed Sreesanth sobbing Harbhajan Singh is set to
face yet another hearing
Please see page 25 tomorrow.

Miller destroys T& T with

mnatch-haul of 10 for 119

-See page 31.

Over $1.9M in prize money
for Kennard Memorial

Arrival Day horse race meet
... entries close on May 3
THE Kennard Memorial Thrf Club will be holding their:
Arrival Day horse race meet on Sunday, May 11, at their
Bush Lot Farm., Corentyne track.
Over $1.9M in prize money will be up for grabs in the

fine frong whietowl e oe e in two oer evue

TPwo races, the F and Lower and the Tihree-years-old
Please see page 25


~I _I ~I

MALAYSIA Under-15 cricket-
ers picked up a good win
against America's Develop-

ment XI in the first match
in the Guyana leg of the
CLICO ICC 50-over cricket

championship at the
Georgetown Cricket Club
ground, Bourda, yesterday.

America's Development Xl
won the toss and decided to ta~ke
first strike and they were dis-
missed for a challenging 156 all
ou: in r46. 5vr dwhilefoMal
in the 47th over.
Opener Faizshul Niazlyn
batted patiently for a man-of-
the-match 33 which spanned
95 deliveries while skipper
Keithan Goonasagaram
chipped in with 32 with three
fours and Muhammad Hasim
made 19 not out to hit the win-
ning run.
Left-arm bowler Damali who
bowled spin and pace, grabbed
three for 38 from his allotted ten
When America's Develop-
ment XI batted, right-handed
opening batsman Abhijit Jo~shi
hit 64 which included ten fo~urs
from 86 balls as off-spinner
Ahmad Zahid took three f'or 36
from 8.5 overs and Pavithren
Nadaesan claimed two f~or 19
from his ten overs.
The competition cotntin-
nes today with Malaysia meet-
ing Holland at the Guyana
National Stadium, Providene,
while America's Developme .l
XI clash with Pakistan ias
Bourda. Both mat2;hes begin at
09:30 h. (Ravendra Madholall)

A Gupan~ese

Well played! Man-of-the-match Faizshal Niazlyn, left, receives a plaque from the sponsor
representative Timothy Austin who is the Sales and Marketing Officer of the Guyana
CLICO branch.(Photo: Ravendra Madholall)Well played! Man-of-the-match Faizshal Niazlyn,
left. receives a plaque from the sponsor representative Timothy Austin who is the Sales
and Marketing Officer of the Guyana CLICO branch. (Photo: Ravendra Madholall)


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