Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00295
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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: 5/4/2008
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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
sobekcm - UF00088915_00279
Classification: lcc - Newspaper N & CPR
System ID: UF00088915:00295
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FEELINGS of nostalgia sweclled at thy National
Stadium yesterday with the opening ofha two-day
event that aptly portrays 'lang-time' days of East
Indian immigrants and their descendants. Ladies
w~ere dressed in the traditional rumal (headwear,:
food wlas cooked from the .fireside' with a 'pukney.
handy to keep the fire going; the kitchen was of
'saphie' hanging and enamel cups and plates; a
panchayat (village court) was in session; tassa drums
blared as many danced the 'nagara'; and 'loud'
seven-curry was in abundance. The event, organised
by the Guyana Hindu ~Dharmnic Sabha, continues
today from 14:00h, and, who knows, you might well
get in on a bull-cart ride!
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By Neil M1arks and Michel
THE severed head of City
businessman, Farouk
Kalamadeen, was found in a
canal a block away from his
Light Street and North Road
business place early yester-
day morning.
The gruesome discovery
was made three days after his
headless cadaver was found
""'hpod eat father location
One relative who spoke
with the Guyana Chronicle said
the family is "certain" that the
head is Kalamadeen's and that
now that it could be finally "re-
united with the body," they are
in a better frame of mind to con-
tinue with arrangements to bury
him today. The funeral service
will be held at the Muslim
Youth Organisation (MYO) on
Woolford Avenue.
The Police recovered the
head after being alerted by
passers-by who saw it lying in
a muddy canal at Albert Street
and North Road here in the
capital, just a street away from
Jiffy Lubes, the motor services
outlet that Kalamadeen owned
anld operated.
The missing head was
examined by Pathologist Dr
Nehaul Singh who, according


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to the Police, concluded that
Kalamadeen had suffered
blunt trauma to the back of`
the head and injuries to the
As news of the discovery
spread, a large crowd gathered
at the site where the head was.
found just opposite the popu-
lar Bakewell bakery. The dis-
covery was made sometime
around 08:370h.
Neighbours shuddered on
thecolunting the stry sayi g the
fished out of the trench.
Kalamadeen's headless
body was found early Wednes-
day morning, almost a month
after he disappeared, in the
Kingston area on a parapet at
Cowan Street.
Relatives were prepared to
go ahead with the funeral Friday
without the head, but this was
stalled because the Police
needed to verify that the ca-
daver was his from its finger.-
Since Kalamadeen had not
yet been registered in the cur-
rent registration exercise, there
were no fingerprints of his avail-
able at the Guyana Elections
Commission to make that com-
parison. Relatives however said
the Police were able to "lift" fin-
gerprints from equipment
Kalamadeen used when he
would go in the interior. Those
fingerprints matched those of
the headless cadaver, thus pro-
viding further conclusive evi-
dne in the identity of the

Kalamadeen disappeared
without a trace after leaving his
Barrington Apartments home in
Housthon just outs~idekthe Ch5y
2 o is daily jog.
He was presumed ab-
ducted, but according to the
family, there were no ransom
demands. The Police are still
continuing with their inlves-

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Health Minister Ramsammy is

President of World Health Assembly

A briefbac fulog::k dt ack come



By Neil Marks
MINISTER of Health, Dr
Leslie Ramsammy, has been
appointed president of the
World Health Assembly and
intends to zoom in on the
challenges climate change
poses to health, and also push
for an "MDG Plus" to get the
world to set key targets to ad-
dress chronic diseases.
The World Health Assem-
bly is the supreme decision-
making body for the World
Health Organisation (WHO)
and is respected as the one of
the most powerful instruments
of the United Nations, second
only to the General Assembly.
Dr Ramsammy's appoint-
ment makes it the first time for
a minister of the Americas to
hold the post since 1972, and he

becomes only the second repre-
sentative from the region to do
so. The Assembly this year
meets from May 19)-24 in
Geneva, Switzerland.
The Assembly meets once a
year and is attended by delega-
tions from all of WHO's 192
Member States. Its main func-
tion is to determine the policies
of the Organisation.
Minister Ramsammy
said that his push for an
"MDG Plus" comes from
the fact that the world, in
setting the Millennium De-
velopment Goals (MDGs),
neglected to focus atten-
tion on chronic diseases,
such as diabetes, hyperten-
sion and cancer. He said
that chronic diseases are
the leading cause of death
(54%) in the Americas, and

it his intention to highlight
that gap in the formulation
of the MDGs and therchy
address the growing con-
cern about these "neglected"
Heart disease, cerebrovas-
cular disease (stroke), diabe-
tes, and cancer are listed by
the Ministry of Health as the
leading cause of death among
the 45-64 age group in
Guy ana.
Dr Ramsammy said that
cervical cancer will come un-
der the radar this year, given
recommendations that girls
ages 9-12 (generally regarded
as the years preceding sexual
activity) be given a Human
Pappilomavirus (HPV) vac-
cine. This, Dr. Ramsammy
said, because most cervical
cancer develops because of

HPV chronic infection.
He said the vaccine devel-
oped is effective against four
forms of HPV and Guyana is

will also use his presidency of
the 61st World Health Assem-
bly to tackle the issue of climate
change and its impact on global
He said changes in the
weather pattern are affecting the
distribution of diseases globally,
and countries like Guyana are
bracing for increases in dengue,
malaria and asthma.
In addition, Minister
Ramsammy said that the dis-
ease Schistomiasis is cause for
increasing concern, and the As-
sembly will focus much atten-
tion on it this year. Also known
as bilharziasis or snail fever,
Schistomiasis is a parasitic dis-
ease caused by the larvaeo oe
or more of five types of flat-
worms or blood flukes known
as schistosomes.
Infections associated with
worms present some of the
most universal health prob-
lems in the world, with
Schistomiasis accounting for
most diseases, outside of ma-
laria. The World Health
Organisation (WHO) esti-
mates that 200 million people
are infected and 120 million
display symptoms. Another
600 million people are at risk

of infection. Schistosomes
are prevalent in rural and
outlying city areas of 74 coun-
tries in Africa, Asia, and
Latin America. In Central
China and Egypt, the disease
poses a major health risk.
Dr Ramsammy said that
while there are no cases of
Schistomiasis in Guyana, the
risk is there.
Minister Ramsammy has
been a Post Doctoral Fellow
(Neurochemistry) at the New
York Institute of Developmen-
tal Disabilities and is a Senior
Fellow, WINDRIF, St. Georges
School of Medicine. He has
more than 70 scientific publica-
tions and is the author of "HIV/
AIDS A Public Health Chal-
Dr Ramsammy holds aPhD
in Biochemistry and a M.Sc. in
Biology from St. John's Univer-
sity, N.Y and a B.Sc. in Micro-
biology from Pace University,
He has been serving as
Minister of Health since 2001.
African Nobel laureate
Desmond Tutu and Jordan's
Princess Noor will be guests
at this year's World Health

currently conducting studies to
ascertain if the vaccine would be
useful here. According to Dr
Ramsammy, the preliminary
study seemls to suggest that the
vaccine would work locally, and
the Ministry of Health is await-
ing confirmation.
Dr Ramsammy said that he

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B \GHDADU tReurers~ TheI U 1S. miliiary firlcJ rocketI~ at a
target near a major hospital in eastern Baighdad yesterday,
=1ndn 20 pepeand damaging several ambulances, the head
No patients were wounded at the hospital in the Sadr City
stronghold of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sidr, but
20 people at the scene of the blasts had been hurt, said Dr.
Wi'am al-fawahiri, manager of al-Sadr hospital.

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) Beiling called the Dalai Lama
a iriminal on Saturday, as representatives of the exiled Bud-
dlhl. Ist ,ledr gathered for a meeting on Sunday in China to dis-
cuss the most serious unrest in Tibet for nearly two decades.
The condemnation suggested the gate~rnme~nt was in no~
n 1ood I: ito II1Flmplrom following riots and pro~test in ~I ibel w hich
h~i e 1111.i~ to n ti repara ions for the Beiljing Olympics and

V~ANGON (Reuters) .-. Iro~plcal iylon packing winds of 1:0
niph slanmmed inilo Yangen y yesterday, ripping off roofs, felling
treer an pow er lines,, land acng fears o:F majrlr casuallies In
nit a r\n-ruiled Ml~ nmi- (ar < an city.
The Internet, land, mobile and datelne phone col~nnecurons
ere doni n and the aultho:nne, were forced to closer the one alr-
pon~l ser\iang lhe .alCTI\~ nLg all! of(`5 ml~llion peOPle
BOGOTA 1Reurerst G~uerrllla land nulnres kllerd blsn soldie~rs !eirerdJ! as the arms~ pushedj Inrlo rebel rerrltr,~r
to? Ilackl dow~\rn ky Ileders of the country's biggest msurgent
group. milliari sources said.
The Incident. In the northeast province of Nort~h Santanldzr

Bush sought to assure Amenicans interdase Ihat federal check-
en roule to, theml a part of a stImIulus plan wtil help spur the
ailing econmnl\ and pal for sca~nng gasj and food pncesc.
These rbtei~C w~I dzll dber up to Bh600 per person. 51.'l00
per coulel~..ind 5.100I per child," Bush ~sai In his weekly radio

LAGOS IReutersl Royal Duich Shell rhui do~wn more of nit
pro-dutioirn In Nligena after a fresh millranr t anak vesterday oil
a flows~lation In the revives Nigr Della, w~here loral mill.Inis
hire slreped up a casmpaign of ? Io~lence.
The bombing of the Shell fac~ilities in Nigeria~ a outhern
Bjcl. Isa tat. the tfiilh nublant allarck In lust ole~r a mo~nth.
icnme a J.1y aller a fe'deII ra~l cn ruled thatr Ine of the leader- ofi
the rebel Mlo\ment foar the~ Emancipanoln of the NI~ger Delra
IMlENDI. Henri Okah. should be mned in .ecre(~.

ANKAIL4 (Reutersi The Turkish arm! said yeiterda) that
atIllr more th~n 11 aliud k er lgrrl In:uer zs i T
~ecunrn forces thn he reg on 1I~pr C1PCed~ Skept elm en.

said is~ warplalnes had destroyed all the PKK posts the\ had
r~er nnbhnlblng o~peration-, m Iraq's Qanndal area on Thur,--

M\OSCOWV IReuters) Russia w III unds.~ good progress in
combaulng HTV/AIDS and mrss the c~hanice to stem the epldemrru
If It doei nor offer more help to people who Inlrect themselles~
wsith drugs, Li N. AIDS chief Peter Plot said yesterda!.
Plot also w\arned Rue-la and Ukbraine of a n<.e In the pro-
pontion of women infected with the HIV viru< whho neither m-
ject drugs nor woc~rk as prrosinutes a segment of the popula-
tol:on reL" IIouth coTnside~re IciS trainerable~C
LINITED NATIONS (Reuters) A Ui.N. contention aimed atl
en iun ny equl nght-, for the world's 65) rm Ilrlon disabled people
In w\ork\. ejuducon and ~ocal brec w ent Intol to-rce testeral\

Include the Lin led Sarlesi and Russia.

DC!BA-I 1Reuters, An al Qaedarl-llnked group claimed respyon-
Clban.! !esler'da.1 for a failed mionar jranac on the Itlial~n emn-
bass\ In the Yemenlrn capital Sanaa three dai ago.
'.11 Qaecda O~rganisation In thie Arablan Pe~nlnsula Yemenln
Srll.cr Bnt.""" ln:',""Mtdprnst l1? h nlr the bcJ tral
Itikeds t hi lIL(Ian ermb~ajny bruildil In Sanan with two mortar
isheL'." thL gr~up said In1 a statements pIled(~ on an al Qaeda-
affiliated website.

CONAKRY (Reuters) More than 30 prisoners escaped from
a jail in southeastern Guinea by using spoons to scoop a hole
in the backed earlth wall of their prison building which had been
softened by rain, prison authoritics said.
The 36 detainee malde their escape this week after taking
advantage of` heavy) n. ':ich had fallen on the southeast city;
of N'Zerekore~ wh. ho~n was located, the authorities.
cited by state meet. t African country, said.


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HARARE (Reuters) -
Zimbabwe's main opposition
party said yesterday it was
still undecided on whether its
leader, Morgan Tsvangirai,
should take part in a run-off
election against President
Robert Mugabe.
Election officials announced
on Friday that Tsvangirai, who
headiscthehMovemen for Denia
beaten Mugabe in the March 29
presidential poll but failed to
win the absolute majority nec-
essary to avoid a second ballot.
toThe MDC has cu etd elec-
sults. which showed Tsvangoirai
won 47.9 percent of the vote to
Mugabe's 43.2 percent. The
party says Tsvangirai won the
election outright and Mugabe's
rule is over
But it has not signaled how

it will handle the run-off.
"If you want a 'yes' or 'no'
answer, it's not going to come
(for now) because ther-e are is-
sues that have to be clarified."
MDC spokesman Nelson
Chamisa said at a press confer-
ence after the party's national
executive met to discuss the
run-off .
pethe ov rnmentt ead ie-
"We know they are going to
participate in the run-off but
want to buy time because they
are not ready," Deputy Infor-
ma sanMinister Bright
The MyDC reaffirmed its
position that Tsvangirai had
won the election outright
and that there was no need
for a run-off. It said its rep-
resentatives had not been al-
lowed to verify results.

Opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
supporters from the rural south of the country show their
broken limbs from an assault in the capital Harare
yesterday. Rights groups and churches have confirmed
MDC charges that there is a massive campaign of
violence against opposition supporters following the
disputed election held on March 29. (REUTERS/Howard

HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters)
- Democrat Barack Obama
was leading Hillary Clinton
in Guam's nominating con-
test on Sunday after record
numbers of residents voted in
the tiny U.S. territory's pri-
"It's a huge turnout com-
pared to previous elections,"
Herbie Perez, chairman of the
party's nominating committee,
told Reuters.
Early manual counting
showed Obama with 1,306
votes to Clinton's 1,169 with

results from six caucus sites
still pending.
With only four votes at the
Democratic convention at stake,
the contest on Guam, a Pacific
island more than 20 hours by
plane frolla Washington, will
barely register in the protracted
.duel for the party's presidential
Democratic officials said
over 5,000 people took part in
Saturday's election compared to
only 1,500 during the last pri-
mary in 2004.
Expectations that the final

result would be in around 3 a.m.
local time (1 p.m. EDT) have
long since been abandoned due
to the large turnout.
"I'm dead tired but my
mind is awake," said Derri k
Muna Quinata, a car salesman
who planned to see the count
through. The 28-year-old said
he had voted for Obama.

Guam's residents can-
not vote in the presidential
election but the territory
which is less than a fifth o
the size of the smallest
U.S. state of Rhode Island
sends eight delegates with
half a vote each to the
Democratic convention in

CASTRO, Chile (Reuters) -
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continued to spew fine ash for
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erpore than 4,000 people
have been evacuated fom the

its surroundings since Friday,
eny oyboneatistontdheo to~wn o
slightly further north and
Puert Montt on the m inan .

guesthouses, while schools have
been turned into makeshift shel-
ters packed with stores of
bottled water after the ash con-
taminated ground water
Technicians were dis-
patched to restore phone lines
in and around Chaiten and en-
sure electricity supplies, while
experts took water samples.

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Zimbabwe Opposition

still undecided on run-off

Thousands evacuated as

Chile volcano spews ash

IJamaica Gleanerl THE GO 'ERNMIENT ha. slgnalled that
the rules go~celrnn rionships. willl be renewedJ when a jic~nt ~slect commallee of
Parliamecnt e.Laannes the proposed w tustle-blow~er legslanton.
A green paper on the propolsed law wa3s fabled last month
in Parliamnlcn. allowmlg me~mbers of the public to submrt rec-
o~nunendation-,and ~conunent on the draft prousi~ons In Ithe bilU
In a statement to the Senatez Frida\ .1uornel\ General and
.ruuince Milnlrter. Dorth! Llghltboure. ai~d wrhistle-bloerr law
wvas being adopted Internationally: and was widely regarded as
a ural tool in the fight against corruprion

(Jamaica Gleaner) Celebratio~n Iamalja. one of two entitles
selected tol recen~le at caslno Irce~nc. Is pro~nuring that occupancy
rates at bolels near the fachllyr will Increaset by up0 to 0 per
The construcuon of Celbranuon Jarall~Ca Is ex~peeled 10 be-
gin once the delelopers rcevl\e a casino bence
Strugghlng i deal wilth a negasuse backlash fromt persons
opposed to casino gamrng. the compan'e day nlght outlined plan,: for the deverlopmernt, Muhch. 11 said,
should put between 513 and 515 billion a year into the
Golernmentc's ioofers.

(Trinidad Expressl THE 415-lear-old dsughter of e\ Ironmnen-
tal expers and Express iolurmnist Dr Jullan Kenn) !.ezterday
became the country latest kidnap \Itwtrn Reports are around
6.45 p m. PhlllipPa Talma was idnapped outside her Alaraval
Kenn\. Fnday confirmedl the Incident which was said to be
witnessed b! both neig~hbouri and secural guards
Talmla' a bdurculnn comes rust one wee~k after the kidnap-
ping of 2-1-7ear-old central bublnnessman Amar Bachan. Bachan
was released b! his abductors after a racnsoml wia paid b\ his
fantly. Talma's kidnapping pushes the total to (It for the lear.

IJamaica Gleaner) Mlembers of sa\ the! are not prepared to~ accept the G~olrlnm'en' 25 per
cent increase on roule-taxI fares and would be lobbslng In the
conung wee fol ~ r a further raie i~
Trainjport Mlnlrter Rlik~e Henri Fnd c., announced that the
ba-e .:C fare f route faIl-, wo(uld be increased f~rom It-, current
1 CaI-t-t Cs 55. ilrung o~n Mayli* I
A _75 Per cent Iinrease has ajlso been granted lor each
lirlometre trra.e~lled. vwhlh w11 rll lae the figure fromt 5' 50 to

Iblamaica G leaner I The Panrt luthorIL~cty Jama~ica s I P.Li I debt
burden Ic o\ rpoweunng 1as balance sheel. and the agency Ir pre-
drellnr that the situauoln wLI wor1Sen dis year with e'~pects
ttions that Its long-term loan!, w 1Il shol~a up by aLmost J.ea$10
balllren or -lb per cent, fromt b-l 5 billion to lust under 532 bil-

lnit willI cske the PAJ about 201-25 :,ears to pa_\ down the
loans. P.l\ T~E P1.L. a star perf`omrmr to date among pubhel sector jgen-
ctes. has seen bI? Iumlps In ni debt In pret ious penedsl for
euxample, Its liong-term loans~ ilimbedj Irom $13 billion 10 518
bllllcn at Ma~rc~h '.007:) when thle age~ne1 \r D borrov.Ln g h'eak Ily
toI finannce Its expaEnsio~n.

I.Iamaica Gleanedr THE PRICE Jjmjlcan co.n umers pa f~r
eleumen.r l Is the nud orange iof the irost ofl the utldllt In other
Casnhbben ma~rkers, recent suriest~ suggFst
But the rates here would likely be substantially cheaper tif
the local ligh1 .Ind power compaqnl ]mlam. l Piiblic Sen rle ( IPSI,
didn't Il-ose neJarl; ,r ql~luanr oI thie i-cl~ncity it ge~ners ts to in-

"~The most important ifavor !in the cost of` C~erlcaUlr ~ II, the

the St. Augustine, Trnneded. camipus of the ~Lnl\eranl of the
Wet Indies (UWI).

(Newsday) HEAITH MINISTER Jerry Narace said .I -anihed
burns unit has been created at the San Fernando Gjnerar~l Ho<.
pital (SFGH) as there is not yet a hospital in Central TI-nn.Jad
to place one.
Narace was replying to a question by Caroni East MP Dr
Tim Gopeesingh in the House of Rcpeenut`~"i\ es Friday as to
why no burns unit had been constructed.
Narace said the South West Regional Health Authority, in
2004, recommended to the Ministry of Health to relocate the
burns unit to the proposed hospital in Central Trinidad.

(Triniadad Guardian) THE URBAN Development Corpora-
tion of T&T (UDeCOTT) has denied newspaper and televi-
sion news allegations that work on the building of the Acad-
emy of Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain has been stopped and
that substandard materials and a faulty plan are being used in
its construction.
The reports cIlamed that work on the Port-of-Spain acad-
emy had stopped since last November in the run-up to: the gen.
eral election and this was possibly linked to a 'damnlngn re-
port" by the project manager, the LIS firm Ge~nl\tor, that the
contractor Shanghai Construction Gr~oup I C`SC I w? as using poor
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(Trinidad Guardian) GOV-
ERNMENT is giving consid-
eration to selling a minority
stake in First Citizens, the
state-owned bank, sources
said Friday.
The move to sell a stake in
First Citizens comes amid con-
cerns about the potential impact
on rising prices of the 1TI$8.2
billion in cash that thousands of
local and regional investors will
soon receive as a result of the
sale ofRBTT tothe Royal Bank
of Canada (RBC).
RBTT shareholders agreed
to sell shares to RBC for TT$24

in cash (each) and RBC shares
worth about TI'$16. As RBTT
has about 344 million shares in
issue, the TT$24 consideration
per share will release over $8
billion cash, most of it in T&T.
Speaking last month at the
launch of the Monetary Policy
Report, Central Bank Governor
Ewart Williams said that the
State was looking at the possi-
bility of issuing bonds in order
to deal with the liquidity prob-
Sources speculated that the
idea to give consideration to the
sale of First Citizens came from

Minister in the Ministry of Fi-
nance Mariano Browne, who
was the top executive at a Bar-
bados bank before he went into
Asked Friday to comment
on whether the Government
was considering the sale of First
Citizens shares, Browne said,
"I have no comment on that."
Asked whether he could
shed any light on the larger is-
sue, Browne said, "The sale of
RBTT to the Royal Bank of
Canada reduces the number of
stocks on the local market by
12 per cent.

"It also creates a liquidity
"In that context, the Gov-
ernment is giving consideration
to several strategies for dealing
with these issues."
On Monday, First Citizens
released its unaudited financial
statements for the six-month
period ending March 31. The
results revealed that the group's
profit after tax increased by 16
per cent, to TT$230 million in
March, 2008 from TT$198 mil-
lion in March, 2007.
In a release, First Citizens
chairman Samuel Martin said
that the bank's percentage of
non-performing loans remained
one of the lowest in the indus-
try, at 0.64 per cent. The bank
chairman also lauded the state-
owned company's efficiency ra-
tio of 42 per cent, which "re-
mains best-of-class for banks of
this size in the global financial
First Citizens was estab-
lished in September, 1993,
following the amalgamation
of the National Commercial
Bank, the Trinidad Co-Op-
erative Bank and the Work-
ers' Bank.

(Barbados Nation) SOME
are crying for urgent help to
cushion the blows from the
recent hike in fuel prices.
Those involved in freighting,
construction and delivery say
the weight of the increases is
~quickly crushing their profitabil-
ity and could soon leave them
in the dust.
To compound the problem,
they add, customers have al-
ready begun to turn them away.
But Minister of Trade, In-
dustry, and Commerce George
Hutson is asking them to ride
out the times, while looking at
being more efficient and produc-
tive to stay afloat.
On April 14, Government
raised the price of gasolene .
fronnsB'2dos$2.1 h er lir sto

jumped from $1.46 per litre to
David Padmore of D&D
Trucking and Bobcat Services in
Bushy Park, St Philip, who also

sews fotrhcedMt ras rtress b
cause of the diesel increases, but
some customers were complain-
ing bitterly.
"When you raise the price
for the Bobcat [skid steer
loader] from $80 an hour to $90,
customers are complaining," he
said, adding that its fuel bill
moved from $100 to almost
$200. While $300 previously
filled his ten-wheeler truck, it

now took nearly $600.
Padmore, who employs 13
people, said the cost of doing
business had basically doubled
since the fuel hikes, and it was
going to get worse,
"It is not profitable for the
small man. Some of usnow have
to operate at a loss. And with
the quarries raising prices, we
have no choice but to pass on
that to the customers."
He said that from yesterday,
a load of sand which previously
cost $700 would now be nearly
$800; while ametre of half-inch
stone would move from $50 to
between $65 and $70.
Wayne Manning, chief ex-
ecutive officer of Black Bess
Quarry Ltd in St Peter, con-
firmed they had increased

riTshe costs of their stone,
quarter mix and marlfill had gone
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result of the diesel increases".
"If I don't put up my
prices, I will be in trouble.
The Government is supposed
to be providing subsidies. If it
does, we will look at the price
again, but we can't hold and
not be sure if we are going to
get any [subsidies]," he said,
adding their last increase was
three years ago.

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False marginalisation claims

are inciting anti-indian violence

FREDDIE Kissoon is so
blinded by his perceived dic-
tatorial practices of the PPP
that he cannot see the nega-
tive spin offs, and incitement
to anti Indian violence,
brought about by his lop-
sided claims. The adage ap-
plies -There is none as blind
as he who would not see. By
claiming that the PPP Re-
gime is worse than the dic-
tatorship of the PNC,
Freddie has made some very
distasteful incongruous com-
parisons, which belies his
academic pursuits.
I now challenge him to take

dih kbtl fot and e a
his tirades on the Government
and people at large. Of late, it
seems that Freddie has allowed
his obsessive disdain for the
PPP to cloud his reason and
academic approach to antlyz
ing the effects of his attacks m
the wider picture. His attacks
are void of true introspection,
and as he points his index fin-
ger at the PPP, three others are
pointing back to him. The Eth-
nic Relations Commission
should review his articles in the
light of racial and inciting jour-
In his tirades, Freddie has
now openly joined the ranks of
David Granger, Hamilton
Green, Oliver Hinckson,
Tacuma Ogunseye, Elijah
Bijay, Debra Backer, C. Ellis,
David Hinds, McAllister and
others, all of whom directly or
indirectly, justify violence as
the medium of their desired
change. In his lindness, with-
out even realising it, he has also
unwittingly aligned himself
with Kean Gibson, the very
woman he once castigated for
her skewed thesis on Indian
Caste System. It seems that all
of the gunslingers above are
ganging up against the demo-
cratically elected government.
This is reminiscent of
Burnham's violent moves to
oust the PPP in sixties,
launching the X13 Plan and
later the kick-down-the door
banditry. They have degener-
ated today into daily fuelling
the fire of the late Desmond
Hoyte's mantra of making the
country ungovernable. They
are adding to Slow Fyah and
Mo Fyah, letting loose
Hoyte's Dogs or War in jus-
tifying wanton murders in
the nation. Freddie et al are
loading the guns of their Re-
sistance Fighters only to have
these disenchanted unem-
ployed criminals pull the trig-

I must conclude that these
negative attacks are- stirring up
a certain kind of ire in the
hearts of the wrong people,
unemployed people, very eas-
ily co-opted and manipulated
by sophisticated political lead-
ers, trained and motivated by
certain known ex Army Offic-
ers all of whom claimed to be
marginalised. Here are men who
were fed, housed and clothed
at tax payers' expense through-
out their military careers, now
claiming marginalisation.
Dr. Pr-em Misir, Dr Randy
Persaud and several columnists
have already shot down the un-

f o u n e s oi s e f

group. The ERC report is out
and the picture is not what
these shortsighted claimants are
Freddie's reference to the
few Indo-Guyanese who
served in the PNC Govern-
ment, could not gloss over the
evils of the marginalisation of
thousands of others at large
under the PNC dictatorship.
The PNC did not recruit many
Indians, whom Freddie would
have us believe were in the
Public Service. Those he glibly
mentioned were in many ways
indispensable to the function
of their offices. Their immedi-
ate removal would have meant
chaos to their Offices.
The PNC inherited most of
these cadres in a well-oiled
Public Service, from the Brit-
ish in 1966, with very many
efficient Indian Public Servants
(not all supporters qf the PPP)
in key positions -Yet, soon as
the PNC was entrenched in of-
fice in the seventies, they set
about to replace thousands of
Indians in the Public and Teach-
ing Services, by terminations,
redeployment, transfers into
outlying areas, and denied pro-
The PNC further re-
moved the two tiers (Clas-
sified and Unclassified)
structure in the Public Ser-
vice. Immediately there was
the freeze on PSC appoint-
ments of qualified candidates
into positions. Only the un-
qualified cardholders from
Congress Place got jobs.
Freddie is mum about these
atrocities. The Public Ser-
vice became so corrupt that
almost every operative ex-
pected a bribe for the fune-
tions carried out. Frauds be-
came an almost daily scourge
I was one (of over twelve
experienced Indian Supply

He seems satisfied and proud
to incense the minority African
Guyanese to believe the PPP, and
by extension Indians in Guyana,
ar-e maruginalising them. However,
a brief reviiew of` the various se-
curity andi service organizations
of the PPP Government today
would reveal an almost complete
African domination, and dispel
every claim of African
marginalisation in the context of
Freddie's et al claim.
Freddie's incitements also
move the very meager number of
African dropouts/underachievers,
who feel affected (compared to

nh aoity eo ok vengea e

Guyana, mainly Indians. Is
Freddie Kissoon trying to ab-
solve himself from the fact that
he is an Indian columnist by at-
tacking the PPP and Indians, or
is he sucking up to the newly
formed AFC, pretending he is not
race conscious? In seeking to be
politically correct, Freddie does
not ever seem to want to give the
impression that he is of Indian
descent. His entire claim to be
Guyanese does not remove the
fact that in the eyes of the Afro
Guyanese and all that he is still
Obviously, Freddie has for-
gotten, or because he did not live
in Wismar or Mahaicony during
the turbulent sixties, when the
PNC put together their notori-
ous terrorist X13 Plan in May
1963, headed by Burnham,
Green, Reid and Chippy Graham
X13. The X13 Plan was un-
leashed on Indians May 23 to 26
1964 in Wismitr. Recently, one
writer enquired about the X13
Plan. He should visit Guyana
Journal website at
He may not have lost a wife,
sister, brother, father, mother or
very close relative in the race -;io-
lence then and now, to understand
the plight of the extended families,
the neighbours and friends of be-
reaved Indians throughout our his-
tory. Such were/are the spin-offs of
anti-Indian violence that Freddie
conveniently refuses to grapple
with. Nevertheless, Freddie wrote
a lot of the Buxton based Resis-
tance Fighters in this decade and
their blockade of the East Coast
(Enterprise, Annandale Non
Pariel, Lusignan and LBI,) with the
wanton massacre oflIndians. Now
his incitements are unconscionable.
The gross ill effects of Freddie's
self-opinionated criticisms of the
PPP Government ar~e helping to
bolster and justify these minority
opponents of the Government in
al very violent way.

Management / Stores Account-
ing personnel) with nine year-s
in International Procurement,
whom the PNC regime removed
from the Government Central
Stores. An inexperienced Afro
Guyanese replaced me. This
ethnic cleansing orchestrated
during one top one executive
tenure at Ministry of Works,
Hydraulics and Supply is scan-
dalous. In a kind of Operation
Clean-sweep, S.E. Troyer re-
placed Reggie Kishun as Chief
Clerk of the Central Stores.
Miss Kamala Persaud sent
home, replaced by Miss Mc
Lean at the Government Central

Satioery otr

appointed Senior Supply Officer
(Pocurement) and Joe Lambert ap-
pointed Senior Supply Officer
(Administration.) All three of the
above superseded an Indo
Guyanese (experienced former
RAF Supply Officer) Robert
Etwaroo, who was Supply Officer
at the Government Supply Divi-
sion for over twenty years. I had
to report both Mr. Troyer to Mr.
V. E. Kingston for dumping his
Chief Clerk's work, and Mr. Ian
Bruce to GT. Clarke for dumping
all his functions (regarding Letters
of Credit) onto my desk.
With none of these top ap-
pointees experienced enough to
train new comers, G.T. Clarke,
Chief Supply Officer, delayed
my removal from Supply Divi-
sion for six months. I had to
train an Afro Guyanese to take
over my functions. This is only
the tip of the iceberg.
Herein the race card was
clearly noticeable and not just
the politics. Every time I wrote
about the above, somehow my
letter never reached the press.
In those days Patrick Yarde
was Shop Steward of the PSU,
based at Ministry of Works, yet
not one single word of protest
over the ethnic cleansing that
took place hit the Press. How-
ever, if this current (PPP) regime
attempts to discipline any Pub-
lic Servant for wrongdoing, the
entire Public Service Union
comes out in strike action. The
Customs Officers fiasco in Main
Street is a salient case in point.
Do not forget the widely
documented brain drain be-
gan in earnest since the six-
ties. On the foregoing real
marginalisation and dictato-
rial policies, Freddie and his
strange bedfellows can find
no parallel.

(Twenty-two years in the
Guyana Public Service)


WHEN POLICE STATIONS come under brazen attacks
by armed criminals, it's high time for ALL sections of this
natioli ;o denounce such a development in the strongest
5 !0~lf terms, and to pledge firm cooperation with the
law enforcement agencies.
Such a healthy, mature response will be in the best
interest of all citizens and visitors. On the other hand, fail-
ure to convey a sense of outrage could send a wrong
message of disinterest to the detriment of the nation
state itself.
Even in societies like Jamaica and Trinidad and To-
bago, affected by both sharp political divisions and the
crime epidemic, governing and opposition parties have
often shown their capacity to stand with the law enforce-
ment agencies when criminals, armed with sophisti-
cated weapons and communication equipment, launch
their offensive against them.
Here in Guyana, where criminality has found com-
fort in a political culture spawned by those who have
made "heroes" of even armed bandits, some known to
have murdered or maimed ranks of the police force and
army, there was a disturbing silence up to yesterday by
the political opposition to the drive-by shooting on Thurs-
day at the East La Penitence Police Station.
That display of invited confrontation with the police
by a well-connected criminal network, has recalled a simi-
lar offensive 6t~it'side Police Headquarters in Eve Leary
at the tirimeof th~e horrific Lusignan massacre--a night-
mare tragi~edy latter to be repeated at Bartica.
Yesterday, metal barricades were still in place in front
of even the central police station on Brickdam, but only
the government had found it necessary to send a strong
message to the criminal enterprise that seeks to endan-
ger our national security.
Dr Roger Luncheon, Head of the Presidential
Secretariat, has sent a warning to the arrred criminals
that they were "doomed to failure" if they really think they
could sap the will of the Joint Services and
the Disciplined Services.
As he told a post-cabinet media briefing last
week, the latest drive-by shooting attack on a police sta-
tion was "all part of efforts to undermine the Joint Ser-
vices (police and army)...". The criminal enterprise will
however, he feels, discover how firm is the resolve of
the Joint Services to ensure the triumph of the rule of
It is good to know that there IS this commitment by
our Joint Services. Their resolve against the
criminal networks can be better enabled by public ex-
pressions of support from all political parties and civil
society organizations. This is a time to take a stand in
favour of the rule of law and against those playing with
fire in targeting police stations.
We are waiting to hear from the private sector and
labour movement, while the political opposition indulge
in its classic double-speak of lamenting criminal activi-
ties but never anxious to boost the morale of the Joint
Services in going after the gunmen posing
serious threats to the rule of law.

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= =esGbsn doul de clile
Hinckson, a 64-year-old
Army veteran, of Lot 167
Meadow Brook Gardens,
Georgetown, has been charged
with sedition and conspiracy to
commit a terrorist act.
It is alleged that, last Janu-
ary 31, he advocated terrorism
and made a seditious speech to
the public and news media, the
purpose of which was to cause
hatred and contempt and pro-
mote disorder.
Particulars of the offences
with which he and Gibson are
jointly accused said, on June
6, 2006, in an Aubrey Barker
Street, South Ruimveldt
house, in the city, too, the de-
fendants had a .38 pistol, 12
rounds of matching ammuni-
tion and twenty-six 12-gauge
shotgun cartridges without li-
cences for them.
They have pleaded not
guilty. (Telesha Persaud)

GUYANA has arrived at a very
peculiar position in history.
We are enjoying freedoms
that we only dreamt about
two or three decades ago. The
freedom to which I refer has
to do with the freedom to ex-
press oneself, albeit in igno-
On Labour Day the mem-
bers of the GPSU who had con-
gregated in the Critchlow
Labour College (CLC) com-
pound after the march, acted ex-
tremely hostile to the Prime
Minister on his arrival at that
venue. He, as is usual with lead-
ers all over the world, went to
celebrate with the workers; but
the hype surrounding the CLC
subvention issue resulted in that
While it is the right of in-
dividuals to decide whom
they will listen to, it is the
responsibility of leaders to
educate the masses. The at-
titude of some leaders to dis-
suade their followers from
listening to any opposing
point of view is counter pro-
ductive to the edification of
the masses.
From the inception of the
CLC subvention issue, the
union, and to some extent the
media by it publishing these
views without any correction or

counter statements, has consis-
tently misrepresented the issue.
This misrepresentation cannot
be corrected in the minds of in-
dividuals unless they are willing
to hear another view. That
'other' view is what the union
has programmed its membership
to shut out.
This posture by some lead-
ers in sections of the society has
resulted in a high level of igno-
rance and contributes to the low
level of debates when dealing
with issues in Guyana.
The fear of these leaders to
have persons listen to other
views is understandable; but the
acceptance by an individual that
whatever is fed to them by an-
other individual is the truth and
nothing but the truth is worri-
As individuals, we need to
explore issues that are occur-
ring in our society. For too
long we have allowed others to
think for us and tell us how
to act. We need to listen to op-
posing views, just because
they are contrary to what we
believe, to understand the
thinking of those who share a
different view. This was in-
deed a sad moment for the
working class in Guyana.


THE Chambers of the Di-
rector of Public Prosecu-
tions (DPP) has appointed
Attorney-at-Law Mr.
Sanjeev Datadin to pros-
ecute the cases involving
embattled ex-Guyana De-
fence Force (GDF) Lieuten-
ant Oliver Hinckson.
Datadin, himself, informed
Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys of
his appointment and said he
would continue the proceed-
ings instead of Police Inspec-
tor Robert Tyndall.
But, because he did not
produce any form of docu-
mentation to support his an-
nouncement, the magistrate
told Datadin he would not
continue until the relevant let-
ter from the DPP is tendered.

After a 20 minutes adjourn-
ment, Datadlin tendered the fiat
and asked for the matters to be
put off as he received the files
only last Wednesday and did
not get a chance to review
The prosecuting attorney
said he also had not met the
witnesses but was planning to
do so Friday afternoon and be
prepared on the next occasion.
However, Defence Coun-
sel, Mr. Vic Puran declared that
Datadin does not even know
where to start and, after seek-
ing advice and recruiting a law-
yer, the Prosecution still can-
not move forward with the
Puran said, on the last oc-
casion, the Defence made an

application for Hinckson to be
discharged if the Prosecution
was not ready Friday.
He said the Prosecution
should have been prepared
Friday in view of the applica-
tion the last time.
"Let something show that
justice is flowing, by at least
granting substantial bail," Puran
The magistrate referred to
his work load and the number of
matters with which he has to
deal and Puran suggested that, if
the Court has no available time,
Hinckson should be granted pre-
trial liberty.
The request was denied and
the cases were postponed to
May 9, when the firearm and
ammunition charges against

CLIVE Forde also known as
Jamal Agustus alias
'Elsinkee' appeared before
Magistrate Hazel Octave-
Hamilton Friday, charged
jointly with Winston
Mohamed, on two counts of
armed robbery.
Forde, of Lot 35 Laing
Avenue and Mohamed of
Block One, East Ruimveldt, in
Georgetown, as well, were

not required to plead to the
Particulars of the offences
said, last April 25, at gunpoint,
they robbed Colwyn Mercurius
of a cellular phone valued
$15,000 and Rafael Hinckson
of another cell phone worth
$21,000 and $300.
Forde faced four other
summary charges, two of
which said, on March 27, with-

out lawful authority, he was in
possession one double barrel
shotgun and one live 16-gauge
Details of the two other of-
fences said on April 28, he had
one .38 revolver and a matching
live round without licences for
He pleaded not guilty to all.
Defence Counsel Adrian
Thompson, for Mohamed, said

the latter is not acquainted with
Forde.and the person who iden-
tified him on the parade told Po-
lice he though Mohamed was the
But Police Inspector Desiree
Fowler, prosecuting, said
Mohamed was positively fin-
gered by the virtual complainant.
Both Mohamed and Forde
were remanded to prison un-
til May 19.

THE announcement by the
Mimister of Home Affairs that
propagation of violence in
music is not an acceptable
form of entertainment in
Guyana ought to be com-
mended. This is a step in the
right direction on the jour-
ney for clean, wholesome
music on our airwaves. At
the same time, the promoters
of the Igmition concert should
not be absolved of their civic
responsibility for wholesome
entertainment. In order to
pr tect tha citizen csosmofarbi-

g oud brini d tlaann t -

Act is imperative.
In general terms, the Min-
istry~ of Culture, Youth and
Sport, could well fill the la-
cuna for wholesome music
with the Prop~iotin of musical
conyPrtcegs1 tth various
gen? Ipi~~blsth also need
exposu're to variouss musical
instruments. We cannot afford
to leave them with only popu-
lar forms --dancehall'
reggae, rap and R&B--of mu-
sic: Carifesta X is a good op-
portunity to showcase our
young musicians in a classi-


tave-Hamilton Friday re-
fused bail to Shawn
Patterson -wrho .is charged
with traff'Ag~l in narcot-
ies. i~
The 32-year-old food ven-
dor, of Lot 2532 North
Ruimveldt who is alleged to have
been in possession 390 grammes
of cannabis (marijuana) for the
purpose last April 30, was one

of two such defendants sharing the
same fate.
Patterson's lawyer, Mr. Jo-
seph Harmon saiSth i~dant
lives-in aboulluai~wits ~r;
two of which aire oce led by
other persons and the drug was
found mna general area of their
But Police Inspector
Desiree Fowler, prosecuting,
said the substance was taken

from the room in which
Patterson is the occupant and
he was remanded to prison un-
til July 23.
Another defendant, Neville
Sooklall called Narine, too,
pleaded not guilty to a similar
Sooklitll, 49, of Lot 60
Russell Street, Charlestown, an-
other Georgetown ward, is ac-
cused of having trafficked 110

grammes, of marijuana, as well,
on May 1.
He claimed he is a landlord
and she prohbibied substance was
unea~rthe~fTfT~irinade a toilet in "
the cenematif@ Prosecutor Fowler confirmed
the place of the find but said
Sooklall is the occu ant of that
area which includes the toilet.
Sooklall will remain in-
careerated until July 22.

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acting in the post, while Bernal is on leave, Gill is viewed as
part of the institutional memory of the CRNM. He has served,
variously, under Ramphal as Chief Negotiator; McIntyre as
Chief Technical Adviser and Bernal as current Director Gen-
A national of Trinidad and Tobago, Gill is well recognized for
his expertise in international relations, working with regional, hemi-
spheric and international agencies and institutions over the years
that covered foreign policy, international trade and regional integra-
A former Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Caracas-based
Latin American Economic System (SELA), Gill worked as an inde-
pendent consultant for some years with United Nations agencies,
European Commission, Organisation of American States,
CARICOM and the Association of Caribbean States before joining
the CRNM in 1999.
A smooth transition is, therefore, expected when Bernal demits
office by June 30 to join the IDB. Before his appointment as CRNM
Director General, he had played a leading role in numerous negotia-
tions on behalf of Jamaica and CARICOM, including agreements
on investment, intellectual property rights, trade agreements and
debt reduction agreements with the international financial institu-
Attention will soon be focused on the future role of the CRNM,
as preliminary arrangements get underway for the coming negotia-
tions for a long overdue new partnership accord between
CARICOM and Canada.
The role of the CRNM under new leadership is expected to be
discussed at the forthcoming annual CARICOM Summit scheduled
for July in St. John's Antigua, when this region's implementation
strategy for the EPA will be considered.
There has been much focus on differing views oE
the concluded negotiations for a comprehensive EPA--in accord
dance with a mandate of our Heads of Government--but pre
clous little indication of what implementation strategies ang
being put in place for what is now viewed as a "done deal"/
awaiting the ceremonial signing.

and the Viet Cong against the American presence in South Vietnaml
and other people fighting against foreign occupation or domestic
oppression in dozens of other countries. Their tactics were regu!
larly condemned by their targets, but nobody tried to pretend thai
the world was facing a wave of irrational and inexplicable violence
called "terrorism."
Yet that is precisely the assumption that underlies theStt
Department's annual reports on "terrorism," and indeed the.Bs
administration's entire "war on terror." Or rather, it is thepesc
tive through which the report's authors want the rest of thewol
to see the troubles in Iraq, Afghanistan and so on, for theycan
be so naive that they truly believe the link between the presence.o
U.S. occupation troops and a high level of terrorist attacks is purely:
You can see the same perspective at work in theditnio
that is made between Israeli attacks on Palestinians (theleima
actions of a sovereign state) and Palestinian attacks on Israelis (te
torism). Thus U.S. support for Israel is also legitimate, whileIr
nian support for Palestinian militants makes Iran the "mostaci
state sponsor of terrorism.
Others play this game too -- notably the Russians inChcn
- but it is really an Americah innovation. Leading neo-conservativ
Richard Perle, former chairman of the Defense Policy Board, f
mously declared in 2002 that "terrorism must be de-contexuled
but the process was already well underway in practice. And s
deprived of context, terrorism sits there as a uniquely wicked a
inexplicable phenomenon, while legitimate states and armies can g
on with the business of killing people in legitimate wars.
Jeremiah Wright is a narcissistic and embittered man who say
many stupid and untrue things (like accusing the U.S. govene
of spreading
HIV/AIDS among thle African-American population), b
you canl see why he got a little confused on the terrorism is

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whlose articles alre published inl 45 countries.



NOW THAT Ambassador Richard Bernal, a professional econo-
mist with some 35 years of experience, has offered his resig-
nation as Director General of the Caribbean Regional Nego-
tiating Machinery (CRNM), two related questions arise:
What, if any, effort has been made by the political directorate
of the Caribbean Community to retain his services, and secondly,
what ~arrangements are to be pursued for the CRNM to maintain
its current identity as an institution of CARICOM in international
trade negotiations?
Perhaps, for a start, some response could come from Jamaica's
Prime Minister Bruce Gelding as chairman of the Prime Ministerial
Sub-Committee on External Economic Negotiations; if not, Calico's
current chairman Prime Minister Hubert Ingra ham of The Baha-
For all the current and earlier controversies it has attracted over
the eleven years of its existence, the CRNM has clearly earned its
reputation as a very valuable mechanism in this region's engagement
with the international community.
As passionate debates continue over the pluses and minuses of
the concluded Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the
European Union (EU) and the Caribbean Forum (CARICOM and
Dominican Republic), there has come the announcement of Berna's
resignation from the CRNM, effective June 30, to join the Inter-
American Development Bank (IB) as an alternate executive director
for the Caribbean, in the first instance.
Bernal, who had also distinguished himself as a Washington-
based ambassador for Jamaica, has been serving the CRNM, which
has lead responsibility for trade negotiations, for almost six and half
years as Director General.
He had assumed that post following the departure of Sir Striate
Raphael, whose immense reputation as a key regional player in the
inauguration of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group, had
enabled him to give visionary leadership to the CRNM during its
first four years when he served as Chief Negotiator.
With Sir Alistair McIntyre joining Raphael as Chief Technical
Adviser to build a solid foundation for the CRNM, Jamaica's former
Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson, long-term chairman of Calico's Prime
Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Economic Negotiations, was
to place on record in 2001 that:

"There is no gainsaying that the RNM has served us well and
is now regarded as a model for developing countries engaged in other
arenas of external economic negotiations.."

Consistent with Calico's policies to widen and deepen the
region's economic integration movement, Raphael had steered
the CRNM into wider Caribbean waters, beyond the shores of
CARICOM, to include the Dominican Republic and Cuba in
what constitutes CARIFORUM for structured international ne-
For his part, Bernal's leadership as Direetor General, enabled
by a team of Caribbean professionals, will best be remembered for
the intense, complex and very challenging negotiations he led over
some four years, concluding with last December's initialing of a full
Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU.
Bernal has his admirers and stout defenders--including most of
the Community's Heads of Government--but also a quota of EPA
detractors, among them leading regional economists and scholars with
differing perspectives on likely negative impact of the EPA on
Calico's quest for a seamless regional economy by 2015.
Never one to run way from an intellectual challenge, Bernal
would only say, when questioned why he chose to resign now from
the CRNM, that: "I think it is time to move on...',
Was he frustrated, as being unofficially suggested, by differences
with the CARICOM Secretariat, with which the CRNM collabo-
rates in fulfilling its mandated functions and reporting, as required, to
the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on External Economic Nego-
tiations, as well as COTED (Council for Trade and Economic De-
His reply: "I prefer not to get involved in details at this time...but
I have introduced a succession plan involving very able and experi-
enced colleagues, and given the quality of support they deserve, I
look forward to the CRNM continuing to serve the best interests
of the Caribbean region.....

Bernal has let it be known' that Senior Director, Henry Gil,
is his choice to succeed him as Director General. Currently

"TERRORISM," like "fascism," is one of those words that
people routinely apply to almost any behaviour they disapprove
of. We had a
particularly impressive spread of meanings on display last week.
At one extreme, the U.S. State Department released its annual
"Country Reports on Terrorism," a Congressionally mandated sur-
vey of all the incidents that the United States officially regards as
terrorism. There were, it said, 14,499 such attacks last year. (That's
71 down from the previous year, so there is hope.)
At the other extreme, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's
former pastor and current nemesis, when asked to justify his ear-
lier remark that the 9/11 attacks on the United States were
"America's chickens coming home to roost," helpfully explained that
the U.S. had dropped atomic bombs on Japan and "supported state
terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans," so what
did Americans expect?
"You cannotdo terrorism on other people and expect it never
to come back on you," 'Wright ehicidated. "These are Biblical prin-
ciples, not Jeremiah Wright bombastic divisive principles." So it
was presumably God who selected a bunch of Saudi Arabians and
Egyptians to punish the United States for iis misdeeds against Japa-
nese, Palestinians and South Africans.
Mass slaughter of the innocent as a tool of divine justice is a
famdiiar concept in the Bible (Jericho, Sodom and Gomnorrah, the
seven plagues of Egypt, etc.), and it would have held equral appeal
for the nineteen Arab fanatics aboard those hijacked air~craft on 9/
1l. The ancient Hebrew-s were quite partial to div'ine terrorism. loo,
since it served their purposes so well.
But divine terrorism doesn't really qual~lify under the State
Department's definition, since God, even when he perpetrates
"premeditated, politically motivated violence...againlst non-
combata~nt targets," is not acting as a "sub-nationlal group or
clandestine agent." He is more of a sovereign Power in his

own right. This puts Him in the same category as sovereign
states, whose actions, however
violent and even illegal, cannot
by definition be described as r-- ;
"terrorism." If you don't be-
lieve me, ask the State Depart-
ment. ,
So much for Jeremiah a
Wright's attempt to define the
American use of nuclear weapons
against Japan as terrorism. It was
terrible and terrifying, and it was -
intended to terrorise the Japanese j
people into surrender, but it was
not terrorism. Neither are Israeli
actions against the Palestinians, 4
even when ten or twenty Pales- : ,
tinians are dying for every Israel
victim of Palestinian terrorism, -
and a high proportion of the dead
Palestinians are innocent civilians. Israel is a state, so by definition
what it does cannot be terrorism.
Now that that's clear, let's move on to what the U.S. State De-
partment does define as terrorism. The first thing that strikes you'
reading the "Country Reports on Terrorism," is that 6,212 of "the
terrorist attacks." over two-fifths of all the 14,499 that it records
for last year. were in I~aql. Might that be connected in somer way
with the fact that Ir-aq was invadedl by~ the United States five years
ago and for all practical purposes remains under U.S. military oc-
Algerian rebecls used similar tactics against French imper-ial rule,
mnchidring nulme!cr l brutal attacks on innocent civilians. So did the
Man IMau guerrillas against their British colonial masters in Kenya,

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next f or the CRNrM?


The Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) in
collaboration with the Mlinistry of Health (M'OH) and USAID-
GHARP will be collecting data for an HIV/AIDS related snvurve inl
Guyvana. Applicants are invited for the following positions:

1) Recruiters
Qualification: Completion of secondary education with at least
three (3) subjects at CXC/GCE, an ability to interact with and
I nfl uence vari ous ty pes of i nd vi dual s.

2) Interviewers
Qualifications: Comnpl eti on of secondary education with at l east
thr-ee (3) subjects at C:XC:/GC:E and being comfor-table with
questioning and interviewing individuals in relation to
HIV/AIDS. Being a good team player. Experience in similar
survey would b ean advantage.

3) Data Entry Clerkis
Qualifications: Completion of secondary education with at least
thr-ee (3) subjects at CX~C/GCE, being computer liter-ate and
having experi ence in data entry.

Attmracive Remluneration wilil be paid.

Applications should be addressed to the
Executive Director,
G;uyana Res >onsible Parenthood Association (G RPA),
70 VuRininla Street,
Sout-h Cunmmingsburg, Georgetown,

to reach him no bItler thaln M~ay I 4. 2008.


among adults: about a third of

mitted through sneezing, cough-
ing, using sinks, bathrooms, toi-
lets, and the same eating or
drinking utensils, or eating food
prepared by an infected person;
students unlike adults had no
problem with this dimension;
nearly 60% of adults believed
there is great danger in donating
blood; students and adults are at
one here; and some two-thirds
of adults believed that special
preventive measures must be
put in place to stop HIV trans-
mission at the workplace; stu-
dents and adults again are at
one on this dimension.
Clearly, limited understand-
ing of HIV/AIDS in these areas
for both students and adults in-
dicates that prevention educa-
tion and awareness policy must
focus more than previously on
how HIV is not transmitted.
On another dimension of
the study, students also re-
sponded to the HIV/AIDS-re-
lated Stigma and Discrimination
Instrument. About 79 percent of
students on average expressed
positive attitudes toward HIV/
AIDS. However, critically-held
student beliefs that could con-
tribute to stigmatized attitudes
include: HIV/AIDS is death;
HIV/AIDS is punishment; HIV/
AIDS is horror; "People make
jokes about HIV positive
people"'; "If I had AIDS, people
would call me names and gos-
sip about me"; and if a person
is seen as sitting next to an HIV/
AIDS person, then th~e other
people might think that person
also has HIV/AIDS."
Comparing the students and

STHE HIV prevalence rate of
adults aged 15-49 in Guyana
today is 2.4%. However, the
first ten (10) cases of AIDS
were reported in 1987, and in
each year thereafter, there
has been a constant increase
in the incidence of the dis-
ease. Initial response to an
evolving epidemic in the late
1980s was limited; at that
time, samples of suspected
cases were dispatched to the

Caribbean Epidemiology
Center (CAREC) for testing.
Increasing incidence ofAIDS
cases in those: early years began
to shape the development of a
national program and a national
response. A National AIDS
Committee was born in 1989 to
advise the Ministry of Health on
a national HIV/AIDS program.
Responding to the HIV/AIDS
pandemic in 1992, the Govern-
ment under the guidance of

WHO's Global P~rogram on
AIDS, established the National
AIDS Program Secretariat
(NAPS) to manage the pan-
demic, specifically addressing
risk factors for contracting the
HIV infection. Subsequently,
CAREC, the European Commis-
sion (EU), and PAHO/WHO
funded the establishment of the
Genito-Urinary Medicine
(GUM) Clinic, the National
Laboratory for Infectious Dis-

ease (NLID), and the National
Blood Transfusion Service
(NBTS); instituting measures to
reduce and control the transmis-
sion of HIV.
And more recently, the Of-
fice of the Pro-Chancellor of the
University of Guyana conducted
research on knowledge of HIV/
AIDS and attitudes related to
stigma and discrimination. This
preliminary and continuing study,
at this time, comprises 116 sec-
ondary school students from
Queen's College, President's Col-
lege, School of the Nations, Bish-
ops' High School, St. Rose's High
School, Mackenzie High School,
Linden Foundation, and St.
Joseph's High School.
Students responded to the
Knowledge Instrument to pro-
vide some sense of their knowl-
edge of HIV/AIDS. Some pre-
liminary results show that 84
percent of the students on av-
erage demonstrated knowledge
of HIV/AIDS. But there were
two areas that imply some
knowledge fragmentation: a
third of the students believed
there is great danger in donating
blood; and a little over three
quarters of the students felt that
special preventive measures
must be put in place at the
workplace to stop HIV trans-
Compare these results with
the 2005 study on adults I con-
ducted on the National Tripar-
tite Policy on HIV/AIDS at the
Workplace. There were three ar-
eas of knowledge fragmentation

adults on the HIV/AIDS-related
Stigma and Discrimination In-
strument shows remarkable
similarities; but students unlike
adults have little problem with
HIV/AIDS people selling food;
and students again unlike adults
are not uncomfortable haring a
tmilet wth prsons hivmg with
Those who stigmatise
PLHIV see them as shamefully
different; and generally assign a
label not only to the behavior,
but also to the person. The la-
bel becomes a stigma, a mark of
social disgrace that separates the
PLHIV from those who see
themselves as 'normal .
These are a mere sample
of prehimmary findings; I will
present all the findings later.
This research, however, is
continuing apace, and is part
hfa largerbstudy to be pub-
lihe as a bo.
SPreviously published in
Guyana Chronicle

(hutchlin Ogmail~com)
AS if the Caribbean did not
have enough worries on its
over-flowing plate to deal
with -- rising food prices and
a neglected agricultural sec-
tor, high oil prices and a run-
away crime situation, to name
a few -- the region now has to
`gird itself against the im-
pending impact of the U.S.
sub-prime housing crisis and
its long reach that is now
penetrating the global finan-
cial system.
This latest challenge virtu-
ally on our doorsteps calls for
governments and financial and
monetary authorities in the Car-
ibbean to be vigilant and to take
as much preventative action as
possible to mitigate its possible
impact. .
Although our countries so
ta estho ig som ae 1 iie c

Deputy Division Chief in the
Caribbean 11 Division of the
IMF's western hemisphere de-
partment, warns that the region
will continue to slow down eco-
nomically, and there will be a re-
duction in foreign direct mnvest-
ment, while the tourism sector
will be adversely affected.
Consider the fact that
among the ten most tourism de-
pendent countries in the world,
seven are in the Caribbean.
Eight of ten of the world's most
indebted low mi dlteh iC

On Friday last at a seminar
in Port of Spain to look at the
impact of the sub-prime crisis
on the Caribbean, Ms. Daseking,
also Mission Chief for Barbados
and Trinidad and Tobago, ad-
vised fiscal and monetary au-
thorities and employers and
unions to coordinate strongly to
help preserve debt
sustainability, help give fiscal
support to the most vulnerable
groups and contain second
round effects on inflation.
It will require a concerted
effort of all the different arms
of government and monetary
authorities and the unions and
employers to make this happen.
From all indications, the
worst in not yet over, and many
predict that the housing decline
in the U.S. will continue in 2009
and mortgage delinquency will
continue to rise.
The aggregate potential loss
f~rom the financial crisis is esti-
mated at USS945 billion, accord-
ing to the IMF. the most expen-
save financial crisis in modern
A week ago. Neil Pierre,. Di-
rector. ECLAC sub-regional
headql~uarter!s for the Caribbean.
urged the Calribbean? to put me~-
sures in p~lace. including re-rout-
me~ 1exports to brother co~untries to

cushion the potential impact of
a recession in the U.S., which
attracts 50 percent -of the
region's exports.
Our countries are already
facing major economic chal-
lenges brought on by oil and
food price shocks, while a reces-
sion in the United States could
dampen export demand from
the Caribbean.
The hike in food prices is
already putting a severe strain
on budgets and on the living
standards of families. We re-
cently witnessed the food riots
in Haiti.
The pike in fuel prices and
other commodities are already
leading to a high inflation envi-
ronment, undermining many of
the gains in the standard of liv-
ing, according to Pierre's dismal
Caribbean economies have

Ltdh nt cat nr nEeLA
show that the Caribbean over-
all recorded a slower rate of
economic expansion in 2007
than during 2006, mainly reflect-
ing reduced growth in tourism
activity and in construction.
Montserrat was the only
country that experienced posi-
tive growth.
For the Caribbean as a
whole, ECLAC estimates that
the economic growth rate fell
from 5.6 per cent in 2006 to 3.9
per cent in 2007.

stan lelin onwigdua ndwBastsudb.
Belize, Dominica, St. Vincent
and the Grenadines and
Tri'nidad and Tobago.
The Caribbean's fiscal imbal-
ances and high levels of indebted-
ness in a number of Caribbean
countries were areas of major con-
cem, according to Pierre.
With debt to GDP ratios
exceeding 100 percent in some
countries and debt servicing
costs in excess of 30 percent of
exports of goods and services.
Pierre said the debt overhang
presents a serious challenge to
fiscal management.
Barbados Central Bank
Governor, Dr Marion Williams,
also saw the offshore financial
sector along with tourism areas
likely to be affected by the U.S.
sub-prime crisis which has al-
ready penetrated the global fi-
nancial system and contaminat.
ing the real economy.
-Questioning how the Carib-
bean should respond to the U.S.
crisis, Dr. Williams said it will
prompt countries to revisit their
financial system.
CountrlliCS will need to malin-
tain sound banking practices,
develop a derivatives market
that is orderly, attract quality
capital Investment and empha-
size the imp~ortance of dlue dili-
gence atI the level of credit origi-
nation .

In Trinidad and Tobago,
Central Bank Governor Ewart
Williams has already sounded
the alarm bells, warning that the
country which has been battling
rising inflation over the past
year and a half is now facing the
threat of seeing more double
digit inflation over the coming

oone blamed wth on robust
government's fiscal policies with
excessive public spending, rapid
credit expansion, domestic agri-
cultural bottlenecks and a surge
in global food prices.
After peaking at 10 percent
in October 2006, headline infla-
tion declined to 7.3 percent by
November 2007. The steady de-
chine was reversed in December
and by the beginning of this
year returned to 10 percent.
The rate of inflation stood at
9.4 percent in February and by
Marc an~e i to 9n8 pr .nd
pressures in Trinidad and To-
bago will require stronger mon-
etary policy action and consid-
erable expenditure tightening.
Demand control will how-
ever face even greater challenges
later this year arising firom the
inflows of US$1.2 billion that
will be paid to shareholders of
RBTT Financial Holdings fol-
lowing approval of their sale to
the Royal Bank of Canada.
Bank credit expansion is
also adding significantly to de-
mand pressures, increasing at a
rate in excess of 22 percent dur-
ing 2007.
It's important for govern-
ments to look at their own fi-
nancial indicators and take what-
ever monetary policy action is
necessary to tighten up expen-
diture as no one yet knows the
extent of the impact of the sub-
prime rate crisis and the eco-
nomic slowdown of advanced
With all the challenges al.
ready facing us in the region, it
does look as though, whether
we want it or not. that it will
inevitably creep to our door-
Being prepared is the
onlly way to face what onle at'"
dienlce mlembler at last week's
seminar descr~ibedt as the coml-
ing stormI1.

Student HIV/AIDS study

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I MUST applaud the very bold and decisive step taken by
the Minister of Home Affairs in blacklisting two entertain-
ers, whose performance/ lyrics are considered not to be in
keeping with the moral ethos of our country.
I hjd he~gun to qluestioncial'rcent times, the very sanity of
some at gless so called entertainers The f~ilth thaC is spewed
out, Into the aliw~aves. In thi name of music and endirrtiiinment
is simply unbelievable. What is worse Is that there seems to be
an insatiable appetite for this tripe in our society. Our people
are so caught up in this sexually perverting, lewd genre of "mu-
sic" that it has spawned a generation of lawless, reckless, shame-
less people. Not only are the
lyrics repulsive, but the music
videos are absolutely appalling.
We see young women gyrating,
exposing their private parts to I
the camera, in a shameless,
despicable manner.
Regrettably, in this pro-
cess of social evolution, this
planet has over time metamor-
phosed into an almost unrec-
ognizable state, morally and
spiritually speaking .With
these various forms of trans-
mutation, we have seen the
emergence of a culture of
sexual liberation.
I take no issue with
people's desire to explore and
give expression to their sexual
passions, but there is a limit to which those liberties and ex-
pressions should be imposed upon a society. The innocence of
our children must at all cost be protected from any and every
form of sexual exposure, and this includes the shameful and vul-
gar music videos now taking over our television screens.
To add insult to injury, Channel 72, which was previ-
dus1y i to elocxhann l, is now thle channel that pe vane a
have ever seen. This kind of intrusion into our culture,
even into our homes, should be repudiated, and voices
raised in condemnation.
Where are the parents? Where are the decent, God fearing
C aenpeinati ain ? bWhy vr w upley cng our culture to be
glomerate of so called entertainers?
Sex I believe is a personal and intimate experience hence
it must be contained within the confines of people's individual
spaces, and not splashed across television screens, in what from
my viewpoint appears to be a defiant, provocative display.
Our planet, we are all aware, is besieged by the AIDS epi-
demic. How well are we assisting in the fight, to bring about
behavioral change, when we permit such liberal expressions of
sexual freedom on our television programs?
Am I calling for censorship? You bet I am.
Much has been said in recent times about freedom of the
press and freedom of expression. Somehow no one seems to be
interested in talking about responsibility.
Freedom is not the right to do as one pleases. Freedom is
taking the responsibility to'act with restraint even when restraint
is not imposed. People who are the defenders of Press freedom
and opposed to censorship should also remember that families
also have the right to sit with their children and watch a good
television progr-am without having to scramble for the remote
every few minutes. Now even the weekend shows being adver-
tised on television is sickening; boobs, buttocks, and crotches,
plastered on the screen.
Where is the dignity of our young women? Where is their
sense of pride and self respect?
why are our women allowing themselves to be sold so
cheaply as advertising props?
Come on sisters, you have greater value than that. Stop the
abuse, for that is exactly what it is. Stop the abuse of your-
selves and cover up. Put on your clothes. Don't let yourselves
be called sluts and bitches and whores. You are Queens. You

arep he abuse.
It is absolutely necessary at this time to send a message to
our entertainers and promoters, that vulgarity and lawlessness
are not consistent with the values of this Guyanese society,
and we will not allow it. We therefore will expect that the le-
gitimate custodians of law and order in our nation will do what
must be done to stem this tide of lawlessness so pervasive in
our country.
Martin Luther King Jnr. said: "Behaviour cannot be legis-
lated but it can be regulated"
I thrust that the relevant regulatory functionaries will begin
to do what must be done.
How much more of this lawlessness will we allow?

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We are all well aware and concerned about
the worldwide rising cost of grains including
68ea and t impact in every country.
Guyana is no exception~ as we have seen
prices of basic commodities such as milk,
peas, cheese and rice increase. Grain price
increases are as 51 result of several factors;
some of these are:

Farmers switching to produce grains
that give a higher return e.g. land used
for growing wheat was switched to corn
for production of bio-fuel.
Adverse weather conditionS.
Large economies such as India and
China consuming more wheat based
foodS -
Key wheat producing countries
restricting exportS,

These factors are out of our control and while
we are taking steps daily to mitigate some of
these increases, we cannot continue to hold
prices steady.

The chart below shows the movement of flour
prices in Guyana as opposed to the
EnOvement in wheat priceS.


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SUGAR cane farmers in the Buxton/Friendship area, East
Coast Demerara, have been given agro-chemicals as part of
the assistance package to those initially restricted from ac-
cessing their homesteads during the land clearing exercise in
the backlands.
The initiative, which is in keeping with Government's support
'for agricultural development, emanated from a recent meeting with
Minister of Agriculture Mr.'Robert Persaud, dairing which a request
wits made by farmers for the chemicals to help address the weeds
affecting their crops. This is very important to facilitate harvesting
of the cane for the upcoming October season,
During the handing over of the items to the farmers on Friday
at the Agriculture Ministry on Regent and Vlissengen Roads, Min-
,ister Persaud said the assistance, valued ,at about $1M, is fulfill-
2nent of a commitment made during an earlier visit to the commu-
He stressed the importance of ensuring that the chemi-
cals are distributed to the farmers in a timely manner. Refer-
ence was made to other forms of support to the cane farmers

including assistance with harvesting of their crops as a con-
tract has been awarded for the cleaning of the Buxton and
Friendship navigational canals.
The contract valued approximately $1M has been awarded to
the Buxton/Foulis Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).
Chairman of the Farmers' Committee, Fitzroy Miller expressed
appreciation on be~lalfon the Buxton/Friendship cane farmers since
it will help to im~prove:their farming activities. He requested Min-
ister Persaud's eif~mt pportor to assist and-encourage farmers/
residents of Buxton to re'activate their kitchen gardens as part of
the Ministry's 'Grow More' campaign.
Farmers of Buxton and surrounding communities will con-
tinue to benefit from agricultural support such as improved
drainage and irrigation, planting materials, technical and other
forms of assistance.
Among those present during the presentation of the chemi-
cals were members of the Buxton/Friendship Cane Farmers'
Committee, Chairman of the Buxton NDC and various senior
officials of the Agriculture Ministry. (GINA)

Since January 2007 to date, wheat prices
have increased by over 120% but flour nrceS
have increased by only 60%. This has caused
us to suffer losses as other factorS
constrained us from further increasing flour
prices. Other countries in the Caribbean
increased prices at the beginning ofApril.

The chart below shows the relative prices of
flour from key Caribbean States and Guyana.
It clearly shows that Guyana has the lowest
price for flour with Barbados recording the






We have heard that the wheat crop this year in
Canada and the USA are good and this newS
will result in reduced wheat prices but we
would not benefit from this until September. In
the meantime we are forced to increase
prices by approximately 25% to cushion the
high prices paid for the last and the next
shipment of wheat.

We remain committed to providing the best
quality product and service and to ensure
prices remain competitive. To our valued
CUStomers and consumers we extend our
sincere appreciation for your continued
support. Please~ telephone us at 233-2470
and let us know if anyone is charging you
eXCeSSive pniceS.


!SIUWIAY CHWlmettir~RM4s~Hiwr

~ d



Statement of Changes in Equity
31 March 2008

Thousands of Guyana Dollars Share Statutory Risk Retained
Capital Reserves Reserves Earnings Total
Half Year ended 31 March 2007
As at beginning of period 594,91 3 260,368 50,636 955,200 1,861,117
Net profit for period 0 0 0 131,718 131,718
Dividend paid 0 0 0 35.695) ..OL5A95)

As at end of period 59,1 26.6 _50.636 1.5,2 1,5,4

Half Year ended 31 March 2008
As at beginning of period 594,913 297,686 50,636 1,107,177 2,050,412
Net profit for the period 0 0 0 226,269 226,269
Dividend paid 0 0 0 _13569_5) (35.695)

As at end of period 59.1 29,8 5063 1,9,5 g4,8

Cas~hlFlow; St teent

Thousands of Guyanla Dollars Unaudited Unaudited Audited
Half Year Ended Half Year Ended Year Ended
OPERAING CTIVTIES31 March 2008 31 March 2007 30 Sept 07

Profit before taxation 260,093 63,157 247,054

Adjustment to reconcile net profit to net cash
provided by operating activities:

Adjustment for non-cash items 21,999 34,069 341.911
Increase in operating assets (654.225) (1,291,362) (11425,374)
Increase in operating liabilities 1.515,215 2,187,405 1,699,276
Taxes paid (15.548) (36) (44.18)

ACTIVITIES 1.127,5?34 _9 700 _818,6_8;

Net movement investment securities (230,591) 604,902 311,263
Purdas e pro ety ndo equipment (1 ,206) (2,7) (55, 51)

ACTIVITIES (39,067) .578.799 260.882

Dividends paid (35,695) (695) m)

ACTIVITIES (3,9) (35A69) (59,.491)

EQUIVALENTS 852,772 1,531,804 1,020,073

BEGINNING OF PERIOD 2.412.997 1.392.9L4 1.39'-924

END OF PERIOD 3.25.69 2.924,728 2,1.9

Notes of the Interim Financial Statement
31 March 2008
These interim financial statements were prepared in accordance with international Acc~ounting Standard 34. T~he accounting
policies used in their preparation are consistent with those used in the annual financial statements for the year ended 30
The Comlparative figures as at 31 March 2007 have been restated to conform to changes in presentation ma~de in the financial
statements as at 30 September 2007
T hle taxation charge is based on the actual results for the period, adjustedl for the provisions of the applicable tax legislation.
and inlcludes an aIllowance for deferred taxation. Deferred taxation is computed ulsing thle liability method for all temnporary
cilifre~nce\ arising betwee n the taxlr bases of lthe assets and liabilities and their carrying va:lues for financiall reporting purposes.



Citizens Bank Guyanla Inc. recorded anl imlprov;ed performances during the six (6) mon)lth period ended
March 31i, 2008, when compared to the prior period.

Profit After T`axation for the six months was $226.3 million compared to $131.7 million for the
corresponding period last year and represents a 71i.8%/ increase.

Interest Income for the six-month period was $667.2 million while Interest Expense was $26i0.6, million,
resulting mn Net Interest Income of $406.6 million compared to $415.5 million for the corresponding
period last year. Other Income was $14t3.3 million, resulting in a surplus before: Non-int~eres Expenlses of
$549).9 million: this represents a 3.1%O/ decrease on thle corresponding period last year.

Operating Expenses were $247.8 million compared to $498.4 million for the corresponding period last
year. InI the prior period, the Company recorded a non-recurring loss of $226.4 mdhllon arising from
settlement of the Gover~nmnlt of Cuyana (G~uymine) Bonlds.

Earnings per share for the six-month period were $3.80 in comparison to $2.21 for the same period in 2007.

At March 31, 2008, the net loans and advances balance was $8.9 billion, compared to $7.9 billion at March
31, 2007. For the six-month period, Provision For Loan Losses increased by $40.0 million. taking total
provision to $1i64.5 million or 44.0% of our nonperfonning portfolio at March 31, 2008. At March 31.
2008, total investmlenlts were 56.0 billion, comnpared to $i5.7 billion at March 31, 2007 and total deposits
balancewias $17.8 billion, comparedto $16.7billionatMarch~~31.2007.

Tlhe rise in oil and nonl fuel commodity prices has placed significant pressure on the economy during the
review period, with no relief anticipated. The remaining six months of the financial year will bc
chlallenging, but the Companly anticipates improved results over the period.

I take this opportunity to thank our customers for their support, the management and staff for their
de~dication, our shareholders anld my fellow Directors for their contribution and assistance.

Statement of Income and Expenditure
31 March 2008

Thousands of Guyana Dollars Unaudited Unaudited Audited
Half Year Ended Half Year Ended Year Ended
31 March 2008 31 March 2007 30 Sept 2007

INTEREST INCOME 667,151 647,822 1,322,777

INTEREST EXPENSE (260.569) (232.31i2) (483.771 )

NET INTEREST INCOME 406,582 415,510 839,006

OTHER INCOME 143.299) 15.. 280.874

TOTAL NET INCOME 549,881 567,595 1,119,880

OPERATING EXPENSES (247,788) (272,081) (566.727)

IMPAIRMENT OF GOG BONDS 0 (226,357) (257,938)
ADVANCES (42,000) (6,000) (48,161)

PROFIT BEFORE TAXATION 260,093 63,157 247,054

TAXATION CREDIT/(CHARGE) (33.824) 68.561 16.340

NET PROFIT FOR THE YEAR 226,269 131.718 263,394

EARNINGS PER SHARE $3.80 $2.21 $4.43

Balance Sheet
31 March 2008

Thousands of Guyana Dollars Unaudited Unaudited Audited
As at As at As at
31 March 2008 31 March 2007 30 Sept 2007

_ I ___

REGISTERED OFFICE: 201 Camp and Charlotte Sts., Georgetown, Guyana. Tel: 592-226-1705/9, Fax: 592-226-1719 or 227-8251 Telex# 3059 Citizen BK GY
Statutory Information Required To Be Published By The Securities Industry Act, 1998

Cash and balances with Bank of Guyana
Amounts due from other banks
Investment securities
Loans and advances
Other assets



2,459,106 2,215.314 2,164,904
2,562,856 2,436.665 1,736,296
6,036,268 5,715,008 5,877,764
8,916,784 7,870,341 8,493,491
503,336 1.649.974 501,331

20,478.350 19,887.302 18.773.786

16,726,304 16,512,719 Banks" DIH Limite'd, Ihe parent comnpany of Citizens Bank G;uyana Inc. has outstalndingp obhgations\ (loans anlrd Iletter\ ofcredit)
1. 2181 210 6,55 totalling $32. .... ..' "r" to th" Bnk alt 3I i1 March 2008 (31 March 2007 5-1!n. 7 mlllionl). Of The $322.l m~illionl
obligations, $72. l...II. ... i.-. [Cle'tts of Crdit while' loans ttoal 525i0.0 million (3' liarch r2007: 56 0 nulhan()I were lC:te >
17 o~n mi ~ 7$1 17A crecdit while loans werle $403.8 mlillionl of wh~ichl S382.3 was suib-participated)

Customers' deposits
Other liabilities

8 1~ 37 363


Share capital
Statutory reserve
General banking risk reserve
Retained earnings



On behalf of the Board of Directors:

,L( 2~ 'I7VL*1 1L 1


Clillord B. Reis
Rlkesh K<. Puri
liton M. Chester

Ordinary Share~s orf No Par Vllure
Bncllcl anl latSI~Era AZSSala~te'S Benelicial InlLIresl
Nil 125.(000
10.002 Nil







No other Directo~r or hris knlownl associate has anly beneficiatl interest in any shares of the Comnpaly.


20,478,3_SO 19,887,30 18 7378 Banks D"H L'Imited
C`ontmenta(l A~gency Lunited ~l
Handlt-In- llarn d Grloulp
Handt-In-H land Pension Scheme e

Ordinary Shares Of No Par VIlIue

-- .

A substanual shalreholder is defnecd as aI person or entity entitledl t<> exercise. or control the c ercise o~f livec percent (Pb.) or
mnore~ of th~e loing power~ r at ay gzeneral meeting.

5/3/2008. 9 51 PM


Teaching Service Commission


Arising out of the decisions taken by the Teaching Service Commission in response to requests for review received, it is now proposed to offer the following

appointments to the teachers listed below. All appointments take effect from May 01. 2008.



04 Macia's Pleasure 3 -1Nandanie Gordon NGSAMU Maria's Pleasure Pri. Grade D R #3
05. Success 3 Vauldine Adams AMd Success Pi. Grade D R #3
06. Blake 3 Shazada Husain :NGSAM Blake Pri. Grade D R # 3
07 Nlsmes 3 Doreen Hopkinson NGSAM NismesPri. GradeD R#3
08. Burton 4 Laurette Smih :GSAM Annadale Pri. Grade C R # 4
09. St. Thomas More GT Carol Benn IGSAM St. Margret's Pri. Grade A GT
10. No.5 5 Ukhadial Bishundyal NGSAM~ Rosignol Pri. Grade AR# 5

11 Car.1pam r; a.awrtre Mahade. r:.5.alM Fe.T .lr~ar..:r P Gr311- CTar
li Mo g ruan (M ) _I M=r shenlle Thorne _ Hr.AM E.r arr.4, P., l.2r-1 P? .9
1: ,3 Poa I~uNliAl 9 Tezrl~l:~ ied N.M rpm r rae F9
11 M L~aniranaNHA1 9 ClauG..s Joseph-McClrcher, I NGSAMh Manrjurau Prl Glrad1 DPs



6 Moolwatee Sumasar AM TaoeMemorial Sec. Grade A R # 6
6 Shanta Ramnarain AM Skeldon HihGrade AR# 6
09. Canje~condary]2vac 6 PhilyAdams _~~_ AMCaGelcnar_S1'_Grade R#
6 Carl RasmyAM CjeScdayGrade A R #
10. Ske!don i~ne Path 6 Azad Hoosein AM Skeldon HihGrade AR #6
11. J.C. Cadsnh 6 RyaieLatcha NGSAM Lower CrtneSec. Grade B R# 6

0 si Wi*Anne: T CamaE8 CONDARYSCHOOLS Toi..come.3 c re :

01 Port Kaituma (MA) 1I Shenilla Scotlnd ITGM South Ruimveldt Sec. Grade A GT


__ _ _ __( _* ___ ___ I

01. Goed Fortuin 3 Agl Watson GSAM Nismes Pri. Grade DR # 3
02. VyedsLust 4 ShlyCastello NGSAM StahpyPri. Grade C R #4
03. Tucville GT Necole ZehrGSAMI South Ruimveldt Park Pri. Grade A GT

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Ir tr.illja u.T 0.. .P i 3:
07. Novar 5 MaaaeeSobers Williams GSAMI Gibson Pri. Grade CR #4
08. Skeidan 6 Lakeram Ramdial NGSAM No.68 Pri. GradeC R# 6

s tesne AM ew Marke 6


02. Zeebug 13 Collette Joseph IAM Zeeburg Sec. Grade A R# 3
03. Patentia 3 Roshni Deochand AM PatentiaSec. GradeA R#3
04. Leguan 13 Numita Singh AM Leguan Sec. Grade C R#3
05. Bladen Hall 14 Myra Patterson AM Belladrum Sec. GradB BR# 5
06 1FredsioEBD 14 Roshini Singh IAM Friendship Sec.(E.B.D) Grade B R#4
07 ummng Loge GT Ena Persaud NGSAM Cumminglodge Sec. Grade A GT

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B 1..: GRADE A


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GT iSandra Sandy GSAM Smyth Street Nur. Grade A GT

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slaser. Dommngo jh M ~~rP~arm arru pr.]IC GlFe 4~ :

?HasinWlillams- N-GSAM TarakumaLake Pri Grad DR #2

Taoakuma Lake


Bi :~ jlUIT~r3 I P

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12. WinferGardens
14. Corriverton
15 Rose Haill


1 Ann .4I..m M $rl..a ilPro. 'n GradeA RH

1 sor~~ertsILlinLIr NG5A Il ulrnin F.. Grals ii~ P
J'n Errulemm:.I rGiAM Cnre.>.;iPn, G;raeB R#4
GT rlrr;-c.. 6v4 ?~n SareGjl Hear P r. Ga e A .3{

rEnl.:-.le i- ola~.a r541. FE~r F:.. l Ian ~ ~ t Po k:X3,A
CT ire. Er.]r~a_ r GE-Ml Sa.:r..ilHarl Fr, irmeal jT
GT n~ichmons G~rrl sl.T..ir~~if.1 .n.:.n Grde *T
5 Rona Jhnon SA Wodly PrkPriGrde R 5


OJ~ Iumrn- s 1
0* Noirtt.Pu~man.3 1
IOb~j Ce ~ntr n
1'. e.,rm:" E.]u.al a~s I
S08. rSkeldon Hligh ( 3 vac


iT I'0aeli6Chasa iTar.l 5t E'3mDi, E pkab~l,l erre.7. iry (G
G7 IJean Bhupaul __M Pandirie e:GaeAG
.jT idt'r s HmsNCr.TM r..a.lnra ~ rc .

Es:nauth Yansam
i r, nor~awarle Pra:I-sa
Desmond Nelson

AM ..ar.1ral.:.:,,-enine EC Graden E IB
: JGEAM his...e Ed war..:..:si ic.:1 (. Bo.: uPt e.
AM Central Corentyne See Grade A R # 6

8 Marsha Johnson
6 Paula Pereira

GSAM Leeds Prima Grade C R # 6
GSAM McGowan Pri Grade C R # 6

09. Massiah
10. Acie

1 St. Anthon's

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GSAM McGowan Pri. Grade CR #6
GsAM Oveirwining Pal. Grade BfR # 6 ~
GSWSt.n~lny'Pri. GradeB BR#7

6 June Fraser
6 ouel Saul
7 1 anel David

Port Kaituma (NHA)

Ignatius Adams

UGM Port Kailuna Sec. GradeC CR #

SGSAM 8 th of Mav Pri. Grade C R #2

NGSAM HuePri GradeDR # 3

GSAM Soesdye ~oPri. GradeA CR#4

NGSAM Compapy Road Pri. Grade C R 4
NGSAM Enterprf~ise~n (EC D -nrade AR #4
NGSAM Eccles Pri. GradeB BR #4
NGAMR trathspeLPr, Grgd C _Rr_
NGSAMl Rose HallPri GradeA AR #6
NGSAM All Saints Pn Gradr CR # 6

NGSAM Mackenzie Pri. Grade R #10 r

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CheryelPeers __

Bibi Saleema Khan
Burton Simon
Yvette Ifill
Corene Dedange
Mlchelle Booker
]Sunderdai C
Loreen Bres

SKawlie Khomral
jBa~ssanl J~a~oso
.Eid Carto__... __

Tamara Sawh
Donnette D'Andrade
Voneta Bramble
Vidya Persud
Kashiwar Ramnauth

Subrina Jathoo
,Haley S _....~~~~_

TGM Rich~ard Ishmael Sec. Grade A GT
NGSAM Fort Wlelington Sec. Grade C R# 5
AM Lower CorentyneSec. Grade BR #
AM Berbice Educational inst. Grade AR # 6
AM J C Chandisingh Sec. GradeA ARd #
=1.1l :n.l.115, .HE -:.CC R#2

Bush Lot

Be ppic Educational Inst

St Paul s
qZ...slpi!Y C .D.) ..
loiCom~pany Road
S0 Swami Pumnananda
S1 Smith Memorial

S1 Yukusari
13 jAl Salnts
S141 M ackenzie

15 Ne Slllilver City



GSAM N,,,ew Sivr CiySec. Grade ARP # 0

(i) All teachers involved in preparing students for CSEC examinations in 2008 must report for duty at the schools to which they are being promoted. They must spend one (1)
day there then return to their current school to complete all activities related to the examination.
This stay at the present school should be no later than 2008-06-01,

01. Eccles

S reet
:-1 : i

Teaching Service Commission


__ _

4 YanaHer
6 Mattha Roberts

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4 iGavin Dick
4 histn an


i 0. Viedn-oopHS- 3 iLawaBoston 'AMv Friendlship (E.B.D.) Se. GradeB BR8 #
02iWales CHS 3 Pearlie DamnNGSAMV Wles CHS _Grae #

03. BetervenNagling CHS 4 Patnna Pollard TGM Golden Grove Sec. Grade B R #4
O Ascension (2 vac. G 'Jean KigtnTGM opi Seca School Grade A GT
ii GTNane Ramrop NGSlAM Plajsance CHS Gradei AR#4


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01. A nns Grove CHS WneaGrfihGSAM4 Anns GroveCHS Grade BR#4
02. RtMorat ika Mobanaly_ AM Port lvburanltCHS GradeB BR #6


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01 CH 3 GrAM Parika~lSaemCHS GradeA R#3


01 Joana ecilia CHS 2 qiyg NGAMl Joannra ~eCecl CHS Grad CR#2

02 Plaisance CHS 4 PaeaSmpo Motton FieF Se~RPGr R#
03. CS GT he Sawh~ AM Cotton Field Sec Grade A R #2
04: Queenstown CHS GT Gomattle Persaud :AM Queenstown CHS Grade B GT

04.jLomerCorent~ne /6 i Amecia De Souza

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:TGM Flaisanm eCHS Grade A R #4
'AM Port Mornt CHS Grade BR# 6


6 hel hn eisA No.29 Pnmry (~iSec Dep ) Grade BR# 5


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02. Bladen Hall
03. Frendship (E BD

GSAM Buxton CHS Grade BR # 4
AM Friendship Sec. Grade B R # 4

AM Queens Coleg6h Fom Sdlool _GT

~AM QueensCollege 6 thForm SchGTi
NGSAM Berbice HBgh Grate AR # 6

0. NdihhRuimveldt GT Emin Thoars
02 Tcil GT Rond Thomaas-Jones
03. Berbice Educational Inst. 6 Debian Padu~man

03. Sr49prg1
05. Charlestown
06. NorthGoreon
07. Richard Ishmael
08 : 1-I .:.
0 Bush Lot

97 .T/Felicia De Souza
GT Dorret Solomon
GT Dwayne Renville
GT J;ason ill!s

,Sevan Seperd _~_

AMC orentyne Comprehensive Grade A R# 6
TGM Charlestown Sec. Grade A GT
AM Leonora Sec Grade AR # 3
UGM Richard Ishmael Sec Grade A GT

TGM Bush Lot Sec. GradeA AR 5


4 Winneth enami n UGM Bladen Hall See Grade AR# 4
GT iRoxanne Layne .. .. .- .- : I
6 Cecilenie Reece AM Be ice Higsh Shoi GradeA AR# 6
10a Natasha Serapin GSAM New Silver City Sec. Grade AR #10

01. Paten a
02. Sw~ami umananda
03. Dolphln
04Beerbice igh_
05. Christianburg Wismar


GT PealMaks
15iAndrea Madray_
5Delon Rrislol

S0 North~ Ruimveldt
02 Mvahaicony_ -
0 Frelinaton

U Fort Wellington Sec Grade CR # 5
AAICoen~~e~ mpe nsv GradeA AR #6


AM .1Kwakwa Sec. Grade CR #10

New k~Camrpbel vi~e _GT iTro a Morin

0 Charlestown
0 Richard ishmael
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GT Sumanta Alleyne IU 4 Richard Ishmaelec GdA G

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UGM North Georqlw~C GrdA
TGM St John s Co lege Grade A GT
AM Tutorial Academy See. Grade BRn d6
AM \Msburg Sec GrdAR1

rI Ic., r.nveldt See Grade AGT /

TGM New Silveraty See. GradeA AR # 0

02. 1 PatnntiR

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ShaLaZ_mai~n Thom
N cole Nedd

/6 W sburg


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041 Wisburi

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01. Plaisance CHS
02. Port MourantCHS


.1..Co~leen Michagi

02. Hopelown PIC

:UGM~ Co ton Fieid Se Gmte AP p2
AM. Tucville See Grace B GT

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5 41/2008 l: i 55PP.4

sudilkdMg (9j~~ ijtUa


G oa ra a Neurm b i gGhPPLPrDo sDIi08o

1. The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) intends to finance payments
towards the Procurement of Line Materials for the construction of a 69,000 Volts
Overhead Transmission Line between No. 53 Village Sub-station, Corentyne and
GuySuco Sugar Factory, Skeldon, Corentyne, Berbice.

2. pp e f ta e Poerro uigt enGPL Inc. now inies sealed Bids from suitabIy qualified

3. Interested bidders may obtain further information and specifications from:
The Projects Manager
.Project Division
232 Middle Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 592 2274482; 592 623-3554 Fax: 592 225 5638(
Email: Imcgreggor@gplinc.com

4. Abid Security of 2% of the tendered amount must be submitted along wi~ th kd.

5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be downloaded tesed
Bidders from www.qpliinc.com Bidders are advised to forward a rg i al
to: Imcgreggor@gplinc.com or to fax information regarding your c
225 5638 to facilitate the forwarding of additional information on queiuri the
tendering process.

6. Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to:
The Secretary,
GPL Tender Board,
Office the Corporate Secretary
257- 259 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg Georgetown}-~
Guyana, South America --
and deposited in the Tender Box before 14:00 hours on May 30'", 2 188
marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope "Blid for the Pro ~e~~t of
Line Materials 69KV Transmission Line Project including the woT~~b topen
before May 30th, 2008"

7. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the e ipplel~
representatives who choose to attend in person at 14:008 hours on th- -1 ;k a date.
All Bids from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and'y r
Compliance Certificates. "t (JO

INSIDE a typical mandir of long ago. Several of these have been set-up at the National
Stadium for Indian immigration celebrations which continue today-


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 'All 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) ana Inland Revenue (IRD) Compliance Certificates. If the bid
is from a busi ness/comnpany, a copy of the Busi ness 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, 2008. Bids will be opened at
14:00 hrs (2:00 p.m.) on Friday May 23, 2008 in GPL's Board Room,
257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown in the presence of bidders/

By Sarada Singh
TOMORROW commemo-
rates the 170th Anniversary
since the arrival of East In-
dian indentured immigrants
in Guyana, the former Brit-
ish Guiana, a colony of Great

This day also celebrates the
contributions of the Indian im-
migrants and their descendants'
efforts which spanned many
facets of Guyana's develop-
ment, despite their numerous
For over three quarters of a
century (1838-1917), Indian in-

dentured labourers were im-
ported from the sub-continent
of India to the West Indian colo-
nies, ostensibly to fill the void
created as a result of the mass
exodus of ex-slaves from plan-
tation labour following the abo-
lition of the despicable system
of slavery, and moreso, the pre-

HERE for sada roti: These two men knew exactly what they wanted hot "sada" roti
and Baigan choka. They were at the National Stadium for the start of Indian immigration
day celebrations.

mature termination of the ap-
prenticeship scheme in 1838.
Their descendants today
comprise over 50 per cent of
Guyana's population of over
750,000. Overall, where the
English speaking Caribbean
is concerned, substantial
numbers of indentured Indi-
ans were imported. Based on
statistical evidence, Guyana
was the recipient of 239,909
East Indian immigrants until
the termination of the sys-
tem in 1917; Trinidad
143,939; Jamaica 36,412;
a Grggada 3,033; .St.~ Vincent

2,472; St. Lucia 4,354; and St.
Kitts 337.
In addition, the non-English
speaking Caribbean imported
Indian indentured labourers dur-
ing this period. Of the French
colonies (now French Overseas
Departments) Martinique re-
ceived 25,509; Guadelope
45,844 and French Guiana
19,276. Neighbouring Suriname,
while under Dutch rule, im-
ported a total of 35,501 immi-
Following the abolition of
slavery in 1834 and the termi-
nation of the apprenticeship

system in 1838, a state of fear,
uncertainty and gloom was up-
permost in the minds of the
then British Guianese planters.
They were very conscious that
a grave labour shortage on the
estates would certainly mean
economic disaster to themselves
and the sugar industry in gen-
The mass exodus of ex-
slaves from the plantations
during this crucial period of
'crisis and change' merely
served to confirm planters'
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tive cultural ambassador for over
50 years stayed still for the first
time as an out-pouring of trib-
utes filled the Union United
Methodist Church in Brotoklyn,
on New York Avenue between
Dean and Bergen Streets.
The afternoon of hand-clap-
ping, storytelling, African drumn-

ming: and prayers from persons
of many faiths was thle perfect
send-off for this prolific writer
and poet, who was aff~ection-
ately called 'Scoura'.
It was fittingly organised by
the Guyana Cultural Associa-
tion, coordinators of the aInnual
Guyana Folk Festival, whose
president, Malcolm Hall1, and
member Dr Juliet Emanuel led
the congregation in worship.
The service commenced
with a procession of family,
friends and clergy of many spiri-
tual faiths each carrying a small
replica of the Guyana flag and
walking alongside the: casket that
bore the remains of the fearless
giant as the cortege made its way
to the altar for a final blessing.
Overwhelmingipraise f'or
'Mac' flowed from the lips of
every speaker who paid tribute.
Reverend Frederick lauded the

former radio broadcaster for shar-
ing the pleasure and joy of cul-
ture with so many different
people, in so many different
"The way 'Mac' used words
and language to integrate our
folklore was truly thoughtful.
His work will not be in vain,"
Reverend Thomn said.
A heart-rending scripture
reading by former GBC broad-
caster Hugh Hamilton sent chills
down the collective spines of
those in the packed to capacity
congregation, many of whom had
travelled from many parts of the
United Stated and other parts of
the world to bid farewell to the
fallen legend.
Clutching her uncle, Wilton
McAndrew, Mac's daughter,
Rosanne Zammett recalled the
fond memories she has of her fa-
ther, as her sons, other uncle,

Nigel, and husband listened from
the audience.
Wilton, Mac's younger

Naah dea whea scouta gone, pam
pa lam.
In his eulogy, Pastor Kwesi
Ojinga glorified 'Mac' for fulifill-
ing his purpose here on earth,
and touching the lives of those
he met anld befriended. He lived
a fulfilling life, and will continue
to walk, not in the valley of
death, but through the valley of
death, Ojinga said.
But it was Hlis Excellency
Ambassador Bayney Karran,
who best summed up the ex-
traordinary man that was
Wordswor~th Mc Andrew, calling
him a revolutionary who high-
lighted the lives of the ordinary
folk and enlightened "us as to
why our true culture was de-
picted in how we lived, and
what we did."
Speaking on behalf ofth
President of Guyana, M
Bharrat Jagdeo, the govern
ment and people of Guyan
and himself and family
Karran applauded Mac for
helping to gather the strand
of the Guyanese identity ame
mentored "us to accept them.'
He said that "in so doing, Mac
helped to weave together thl
tapestry of our social fabric
brought the essence of oui
culture to the fore and con
tribute to some of the char
acteristias oc 1u dn tin.'as

preme patriot whose legacy live:
on among his work and amonl
the numerous propagators 0,

THE curtain came down Fri-
day on a once powerful cul-
tural genius that many called
a pioneer of Guyanese folk-
lore, and a national treasure.
Wordsworth .A. Mc Andrew,
a mnan who lived his life as an ac-

Karran paying his respects
brother, brought laughter to the
audience when he spoke of the
boyhood pranks he shared with
his brother Wordsworth.
Former broadcaster, Hugh
Cholmondeley, also spoke of his
eventful experience working with
'Mac' which led to his training
at the BBC in London.
Roy Brummell remembered
how his friend 'Scouta' read his
poem 'De Great Jackass Race'
twillantlyeon radho, and howdhe
pendent to the end of his days.
Ingram Lewis, a confidant,
paid tribute to the former BBC-

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spired," including many of thorn
present who were members (
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proverbs he lived by, such as:
'We can't afford to lose cutlass
and guana'; and 'if ya can't run
wid de big dogs, just stand on de
landin' and bark'. "We have lost
the Chihuahua in death, but can-
not afford to lose his legacy and
what 'Woodsy' stood for," said
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joyous time they spent in! Mac's
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ary' of the late great individual
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a specially-written poeml titled
'Scouta Mac' from Marc
M~atthews who is based in En-
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di-drumn dat he m~arch to born.
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Annette Arjoon pa s it forward

US$40 000 windfall

MANY of us wouldn't know what to do straight off the bat
with a 40-grand windfall, particularly if it's something we
weren't quite prepared for.
Not Annette Arjoon. Even before she could put her hands
on thle liquid cash it was only a few Saturdays ago she was
able to pick up the cheque at a lavish dinner and awards cer-
emlony at the Trinidad H-ilton, courtesy of the Ansa McAl Foun-
dation she already had it earmarked for a particular project
she hadl in mind.
That project has to do with purchasing a mnulti-purpose mill
for a little-known women's organisation in the North-West Dis-
trict called The Blue Flame Women's Group so they could not
only mechanically produce their organic cocoa sticks, which al-
ready has quite a following both here and in North America,
especially Canada, but also venture into the peanut butter busi-
ness on a large-scale basis.
According to Annette, who is herself into organic among
other environmentally-friendly activities and projects she's in-
volved in -- including the preservation of marine turtles, which
is how she was able to come into the money at reference -
the Northwest has a history of peanuts. "Ours," she boasted,
"has a nicer taste even though it is a bit on the small side." By
"ours" she meant the variety of nut grown in the Barima/Waini
area where she's from, as opposed to the type native to the
Aranaputa Valley in the North Rupununi which is much larger
by comparison but not as sweet, and is a bit on the watery
One of the driving forces behind a variety of local products
originating in Region One and marketed under the label, North
West Organics, Annette says "the whole idea behind our North
West initiative is to find ways of employing people so they
could earn a living [as well as] buy into our conservation vi-
This conservation vision of which she speaks goes back some
eight years to the founding in April 2000 of the Guyana Ma-
nine Turtle Conservation Society (GMTCS), a non-governmental
organisation whose primary objective at the beginning was to
build on the work started by eminent British zoologist Dr Pe-
ter Pritchard, which was to discourage local fishermen in the
North West District and its environs from hunting the already
endangered sea turtle (of which there are four species endemic
to Guyana) for its meat and eggs by providing them with alter-
native means wherever possible of earning a livelihood and sat-
isfying their food demands.


dent of the North West Organic Cocoa Growers Association,
the name of the farmers' cooperative at reference which has its
base at Hosororo, just a few miles from Mabaruma, the seat of
administration for the Region One area, also referred to as
Not knowing what to do with the surfeit of cocoa beans
they now had on their hands, the 'Association' turned for help
to the women in the village, many of whom belong to The Blue
Flame Women's Group, whose leader is James' wife, Christina.
At Annette's suggestion, James said, the women began turn-
ing the rich cocoa beans into cocoa sticks, the kind mothers of
old used to make that aroma-filled chocolate tea come Sunday
morning, so they could not only add value to the raw material
but greatly improve its shelf-life as well. This they managed to
do successfully without using any such additives as spices so
as to maintain the organic integrity of the beans.
Being more au fait with such matters, Annette offered to
do the marketing and one of her first and most loyal local cus-
tomers she said, was Nisa Walker of the 'Oasis' chain of caf-
As she recalled, Nisa took those brown babies and turned
them into some of the most heavenly sweets imaginable, from
the sinfully delightful chocolate cake to good ol' truffles.
Not satisfied with their success-locally, Annette also made
a bid for the overseas market, and has since cornered signifi-
cant niches in Toronto, Miami, as well as New York among
other Guyanese communities in the Diaspora.
One of her best overseas clients to date is an Indian na-
tional named Clara who supplies gourmet stores in Toronto with
exotic teas from her native India and decided to throw in some
cocoa sticks for good measure. Her monthly quota to date,
Annette said, is 10,000 sticks. With the purchase of a mill, she
said, they will be able to do much better than that, and per-
haps corner other overseas markets for not just cocoa sticks
but their new line of product as well this being their organic
peanut butter.
Already they have Le Meridien Pegasus in their cor-
ner, and knowing Annette as we do, it's only a matter of
time before the other local corporate giants come on board

AT the induction of the North West Organics peanut butter line at Le Meridien Pegasus hotel shortly before Annette
left for Trinidad to pick up her prize money, courtesy of the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. From
left are Annette, Le Meriden Pegasus Executive Chef, Mr Victor Hollai Blue; Flame Women's Group leader, Christina
James, and Le Meridien Pegasus General Manager, Mr Bert Plas. (Photo by Quacy Sampson)

y adnuS Chronicle Ma 8

'Today, that vision has been expanded to include, inlte alia,
Species Conservation; Edlucation Awareness; and Commnunity
Development, in which latter thematic ar-ea Nor~th West Organ-
ics comes into play with its distinctively designed shell-shaped
label a po~ igna~nt remlinderi of Shell Beach, the 90-mile stretch of
beach taundI; ..1 the mol-uth of the Waini River, wher-e the Odys-
sey began-
Products marketed under the North West Organics label to
date are 'crab-oil' and crabwood soap, both by-products of` the
Crabwood tree, known worldwide for its therapeutic value in
treating a number of ailments; cocoa sticks, of which we spoke
earlier and which is one of the main ingredients in the manufac-
ture of number of
mouthwatering confectioneries;
casareep, a must ~ave at
Christmas if nd 01lher time of
year for the making of the ubiq-
uitous pepperpot; mdirocott, a
little-known fish; w hl h, when
dried, can make the dullest
cook-up rice come dlive; and
salted snapper.
But to back up a bit, this
whole shebang with cocoa
sticks and peanut butter started
somewhere in 2000 when the
Prince Of Wales, who is an or-
ganic buff himself, paid a visit
here and learnt thal Galyana,
the North Wecst DIsa~ctl to be
precise, once hir~~ a thriving
cocoa industry, but that unfore- I 'L
seen circumstances had led to
its demise more ihan 70 years
Relating the story at the
opening of the Caribbean Or-
ganics and Fairtrade Conference
in London in March 2002,
Prince Charles was quoted as
saying: "There and then, I sug-Anteacpighrp
gested to the President that heAnetacpighrp
might think about re-develop- a h Trinidad and obaos for
ing it using the old cocoa 12ateTrnddHtoin

plantation to supply beans for my Duchy Originals choco-
The upshot of it all, according to Annette, was that Prince
Charles, in his eagerness to help revive the industry, offered to
pay to have the cocoa beans certified as meeting organic stan-
dar~ds, a process which cost the equivalent of G$1M annually.
Prince Charles paid up front for two years, she said.
Unfortunately, the farmers' cooperative which ran the co-
coa operation at this end apparently encountered some diffi-
culties along the way and so could not upkeep the certifica-
tion. This resulted in their eventually losing the 'Duchy' mar-
ket. That was in 2003, according to Mr Edward James, Presi-

'ize for Excellence in Public and Civic Contributions from
mer President, Sir Ellis Clarke on the night of Saturday April

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This is suddenly and surprisingly suggested in a subjective
way when Gable accepts an invitation to his boss's wealthy fam-
ily home, where his guest, already fairly drunk and in a strangely
introverted mood, blurts out that he has no friends. To which his
native pampered wife replies: "Don't be silly dear, you have lots
of friends!" To which he responds by telling Gable and her the
story of how he betrayed his original boss's bad secrets, got him
fired, and took over his position. The romantic relationship which
develops between Kerr and Gable after he thought he had made
himself a fool and lost her, makes us realise that Kerr is acting
out the powerful intimate human value of sensual love without
the false desire for wealth and status. This is a beautiful surprise,
when Kerr suddenly appears to Gable one night outside his house
and gives herself to him.
It is one of the most authentic scenes of romance in classic
films. Her hands sliding over his shoulders; their smashing kiss; her
sedated voice; and hair let down on her negligee in bed the next
morning when she answers his phone-call.
socl"~lc^lini~W;ilifa 8^ihKA'^al''c'h^b c nr&edlilRifltbH~~odi3 ~thnlg
for conventional status and conformity, but is based on a true rec-
ognition of discovered and shared human worth, as surprising as
the intimate success between the slave woman and the master, and
the playgirl and the playboy.
'The Hucksters' is a film about attitude; about how social atti-
tudes create the world we live in. Nothing much happens in the
film, (Gable throws away money, not as an exaggeration, but to
demonstrate his intention to keep making more);, it is all about how
we look at life. After Gable struggles with co-writers to create an
ad for a powerful and notorious client and is offered the huge sal-
ary he first desired, he realises that the job is not really what he
wants to do, and that the pampered wealthy client is not really a
nice person to work for anyway. He pours water over the man's
head at the conference table and walks out. Kerr accepts what he
has done without a fuss. She agrees he must be who he really is, as
they drive out late one night to an early morning market-place where
the 'common man' is busy lifting crates, shouting to each other,
etc, as they set up real first-hand businesses, not speculative en-
Unlike at the beginning of the film, there are no skyscrap-
ers now; it is a misty pre-dawn scene in a humble, social at-
mosphere and environment, relevant far beyond the
industrialised USA to the reality of developing nations today.
This is Gable's new workplace; among 'The Hucksters'.

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IF Marlon Brando was one of the great socially rebellious ac-
tors in the line-up of exemplary male American actors, then
Clark Gable was the master of individualism as a path towards
a happy moral incorruptibility.
If anyone, especially men, were to gather together all of Clark
Gable's films and look and listen carefully to then one after the
other, temporarily ignoring all other films without him, they may
well find themselves affected by a feeling of enormous self-confi
dence, a sense of relaxed positiveness and hope, with an inclination
to be affable, charming, yet unselfishly just and contented without
being too avaricious, or too competitive.
There is a very thin line between these qualities Gable por-
trayed mn his acting roles and the way he actually was in real life.
Many who knew him confirm this, and probably both the film stu-
dios and Gable knew what roles best suited him, which resulted in
the bonanza of exemplary and attractive films he left us... espe-
cially us men-folk.
One of these outstanding Gable film roles exists in 'The Huck-
with'swvf~tcene c~ariges which brings us face to face with our am-
bitions in a basiegay, meaning, the efforts we use to make a living.
This is cl(l;w Iliolly-.e...J~ realism reflecting people's real-life
problems everywhere, and without exaggerated actions, since there
is no physical violence, no bloodshed in this totally interesting and
emotionally honest film, which makes it a must for carefully pre-
pared classic film programs on TV, or public film clubs at specific
times geared to after-work relaxed evening hours.
The film opens with Gable looking well-groomed of course
- arriving by taxi at an office in New York, where he is popular as
an advertising professional who knows how to market products-
These opening scenes of busy New York with its tall buildings
and busy sidewalks are important, as we will see in contrast to
how the film ends.
The time period is America just after the end of the second
World War in 1945, and Gable, like many American males has re-
turned to American society seeking employment after years of serv-
ing abroad, so he is not fully secure financially, and is readjusting
to a society that is in the process of rebuilding, like Europe, after
years of tragedy, extreme economic hardship, and sacrifice. By all
standards, it has been critically assessed that the 1940s is the greatest
decade to date of American or Hollywood films. Never before, or
since, in America or Hollywood, has such visual artistry, acting and
directing skills and style coupled with social relevance, been per-
fected. And this Golden Age may have been extended, had it not
been for the devastating disruption of high artistic standards and
social relevance caused by the State's House Of un-American Ac-
tivities hearings which began to investigate so-called Communist or
Socialist values in Hollywood films, and their greatest producers,
directors, actors and actresses of the period.
Even more unfortunate was the end of a style and content of
1940s American film-making which was relevant far beyond North
America to developing nations like today's Guyana, where the same
idealistic, speculative economic attitudes prevalent in 1940s North
American society and movies are present now in developing coun-
tries like Guyana, which seem to be always emerging from pa-st or
recent exploitation, stagnation, and perpetually on the brink of new
constructive social eras. 'The Hucksters' is the sort of classic Ameri-
can film which explores several personal and social attitudes and
problems within this sort of emerging, newly developing, or rebuild-
mng society-
In 'The Hucksters', Gable acts out various attitudes which
influence others to accept him as positive thinking, efficient,
and ambitious. Early in the film, he walks into a store on his
way to a job interview, buys a colourful necktie, puts it on,
and on arriving at his destination, it is immediately noticed
as inviting by the head of the company. Gable then proceeds
to propose a generous intended salary for his skills which are
already well known from before the War's interruption, cre-
sting a high standard of performance for himself he will have
to live up to, and also making the head of the company feel
that if they will pay him what he demands, then the company
itself will have to progress in a new productive, innovative di-
rection as well.
This is the sort of social individualism in Gable's roles which

inspired that older non-white generation of Guyanese men who
were exposed to such films regularly in local cinemas, whether they
were of African, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian, or mixed race,
helping them to develop and rely on the constructive, positive, for-
ward-looking potential in their human personalities, for the benefit
of themselves and their collective national society.
But of course, the brilliance of 'The Hucksters' is that it is far
from idolising Gable's role and that of others as completely clear-
headed or without faults of character and social cunning. This is
the ultimate value and surprise of the film as it progresses. For

example, when Gable's boss, brilliantly acted by Adolphe Menjou,
tells him to pursue a wealthy British expatriate socialite, played
unforgettably by Deborah Kerr in one of her best roles, whose name
and investment can help promote sweet soap, Gable visits her and
discovers she is not really wealthy at all, but lives off a widowv's
fund for those women whose husbands had died during the recent
World War. Kerr may not be able to live up to social prestige in
wealth, but Gable quickly falls for her feminine charm and beauty,
her pent-up sensuality and vulnerability, and her liberal attitude to-
wards her two small children, a boy and a girl.
Yet, his clever male slickness is later exposed when he in-
vites her to be his weekend guest:yt a country resort, where
he has booked separate rooms. Birt when she arrives, unbe-
knownst to him, and discovers the place to be a totally dis-
reputable, run-down rendezvous for call-girls and their clients;
and that her room has a door adjoining his, all this implying
subtle reference to commercial intimacy; she rejects it and
leaves without seeing Gable, who ends up alone and drunk on
the champagne he ordered to help with his seduction of her.
Gradually, 'The Hucksters 'reveals its underlying theme about
the replacement of false symbols of prestige, success, and love,
with the true necessity of human priorities. These revelations
of false social achievements gotten by trickery, backstabbing,
and Competitive ruthlessness, were not themes certain power-
ful conservative American cultural spokespersons and dogma-
tists liked.
Director Jack Conway, however, heeded his own artistic hon-
esty, which resulted in 'The Hucksters' becoming a subtle master-
piece and popular film at the box office, despite the film's defiance
of conservative novelist Ann Rand's Screen Guide Rules, like 'Don't
smear the Free Enterprise system;; 'Don't deify the 'common man';
and 'Don't glorify failure'. What Conway is really concerned with
is revealing the faults of ego and character which we do not admit
have influenced man's material kingdoms of power and ethnic glory,
stretching back across the history of the earth's progress and de-

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^Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

Page IV


P.O. Box 323, Tunaupuna
Trinidad. WI


Hic ;IfillyGeorg Barclay,,,

Manslaughter accused fight

conviction and jail sentence



sented by byessrs B O Adams,
C V Wight, and Rex Mc Kay.
Messrs C Lloyd Luckhoo
and W R Parsram repre-
sented the Crown.
Delivering the judgment of
the Federal Supreme Court,
Justice Rennie noted that the
appellants were charged with
the murder of Patsy A'nderson
and were convicted of man-
Patsy Anderson was burnt
to death in a fire that destroyed
the Ritz Hotel on the night of
January 10, 1960. The Ritz
Hotel was owned jointly by
Mc Doom Ishmael (the No 1
appellant); Inshanally Ishmael
(the No 2 appellant); and
Ahmad Ishmael (the No 3 ap-
On December 28, 1959, the
Ritz Hotel was then insured for
$45, 000.00. On December 29,
1959, Mc Doom Ishmael ap-
plied to the company with
which the Ritz Hotel was in-
siured to increase the insurance
to $115. 000. On that same: day,
he applied to another company
to insure the said hotel, and got
coverage to- the extent of $50.
000. 'The app~lication increase
the insufannce to S1 15. 000 was
a~pprove'd. but the compny~w re-
dluced the amount to 50 0
upon" ilearning ofi ther insu~rancie
of $50. 000( \\inh Inother com-

Janluary 10, 1960. gals oil wa;s
used f'or the purpose of clean-
ing thle floors of the hlote~l. On
January 4, 1960, there was a
meeting at the hotel at which
the first two appellants were

Please turn
to page VII

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THE Federal Supreme Court
in 1961 upheld a BG Su-
preme Court decision in the
Ritz Hotel manslaughter ap-
peal after six days of hearing
and affirmed convictions and
prison sentences imposed on
the four accused.
In 1960, a mixed jury at the
British Guiana Criminal Assizes
in the Ritz Hotel murder trial
with Justice Sydney Miller as
presiding judge, had tried the
Ishmael brothers Mc Doom;
Inshanally; Ahmad and the No
4 accused Edward Wilson, for
the murder of Patsy Anderson.
Anderson was burnt to death
when the two-storeyed Ritz
Hotel was gutted by a fire that
was deliberately set to destroy
the building with the objective
of collecting big insurance

At the hearing of the appeal,
the Federal Supreme Court had
taken into account the Criminal
Law as it relates to murder;
common design to commit ar-
son; death resulting from com-
mission of offence; involuntary
manslaughter; accessories before
the fact to manslaughter; proof
of manslaughter in case against
each accessory; accomplice; and
According to the Federal
Supreme Court, the appellants,
Mc Doom, Inshanally and
Ahmad Ishmael, who are broth-
ers and the owners of a wooden
building, had insured it for a
large sum of money and em-
ployed fellow appellant, Ed-
ward Wilson to destroy it by
fire. Wilson did so and one of

the appellants than it need have
(ii) The crime committed
was an accidental but, neverthe-
less, blameworthy and felonious
Killing and no question of crimi-
nal negligence arose;
(iii) The judge had given the
jury an adequate description of
accessories before the fact, and
indicated what had to be proved
before they could convict;
(iv) The judge had warned
the jury whenever evidence ad-
missible only against a particu-
lar appellant was given, that it
could not be used against the
other appellants and had, more-
over, directed them to consider
the case of each appellant sepa-
rately and independently; ac-
cordingly, his direction had
been adequate."


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guilty, not of murder but of
manslaughter and were each
sentenced to 12 years imprison-
ment. Not happy with the sen-
tencing; they took the matter to
the Federal Supreme Court
where they filed an appeal.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that at a round-table con-
ference, presided over by Mc
Doom Ishmael, the brothers
hired Wilson to burn down the
building: A man named
Vanderstoop, called 'Banga
Mary' who was also present at
the conference backed out of the
plot at the last minute claiming
that he had a bad heart.
The hotel was cleared of its
occupants, who were being en-
tertained by the planners else-
where. While the fire was rag-
ing, the contractor, Edward Wil-
son who was hired to burn
down the hotel, turned up at the
surprise party and was heard to
tell Mc Doom, also called
'Lake': "All gone, Lake."
Hearing the appeal before
the. Federal Supreme Court
were Justices Rennie, Archer
andl Wylie.
Appellalnts Inshanally and
Ahmlad Ishm~ael had appealed
aga~inst Itheir sentence. Accord-
ing to a sl~taeme~nt issued by the
Federal~l Sup~remle Court atI the
endl of the hear~ing. "T~hey; were
sente~n~cd to~ I2 years impnson- ,

conuiiiri sio ni ofI the off'lence, and
for thatl rea~on the sentences a~e
mlaniifestly excessive.
"The appar~ent minor- role is
in keeping with the plan as they
conceived it. Theyl did all that
were required of` them. We see
no good reason to interfere with
the sentences... The appeals are

the time of the fire was burnt
to death.
"Vanderstoop, a witness for
the prosecution, had been ap-
proached by the three brothers
and offered money and a motor-
car to burn down the building.
He turned down the offer. Ed-
ward Wilson was selected for
the job and accepted the offer. .

"Several grounds of appeal
were argued, among them the

(a) That Vanderstoop might
have been considered an accom-
plice and the judge did not ad-
equately explain to the jury
what was meant in Law by
corroboration; further, that he
suggested matters as being cor-
roborative of Vanderstoop's
evidence which in fact were not
(b) That manslaughter had
not been proved because there
was no evidence of criminal
(c) That the judge did not
sufficiently explain to the jury
the Law relating to accessories
before the fact;
(d) That the judge did not
tell the jury) that the fact that the
crime had been committed by

proved agatina t the` other appel~l-
la~nts respcove\l to1 cl\ idnclce
legally adcmisslble agan1`It ech l

T'he Federal Supremie
Court also held that:

(i) The essential requirc-
ments of corroboration had been
brought to the notice of the jury,
and the direction on corrobora-
tion was morefavourable to

Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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invites bids from suitably qualified and experienced bidders to undertake the
following projects:

.)Construction of Irrigation Control Structures at Parika,
Region 3
c.) Rehabilitation of Sluice and Outfall Channel at Coizer,
Region 2
d.) Supply of Super Long Reach Hydraulic Excavator to the
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
e.) Rehabilitation of Bellamy Sluice at Farml, Mahaica, Region 5
f.) Repairs to Kuru K~ururu Sluice and Cleaning of Creek
Channel, Soesdykle, Region 4

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

3.Interested eligible bidders may) inspect the Bidding Documents and obtain
further infonnation from the Office of the Chief Executive Officer. National
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for each bid document.

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Bids shall be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
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of thle National Procurem~ent and Tender Admninistration Boar-d. Min-istry\ of
Finance at the above address.

7. All bids must be acc~ompanlied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner of thle
inland Rev;enue Departmuent.

8. All bids mnust be accompanied by a bid security amountinlg to nlot less than 2%/~
of the bid sum.

9.The National Procurement and Tender Administration. Ministry of Finance
reserves thle right to reject any; or all bids w~ithout assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.

Chief Executive Of'ficer
Naltionall Drainage and Irrigation Authority

Suitably qualif~iied persons are invited to express interest in the position of Human
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Qu alifications and Experience
Applicant should preferably have obtained:

A Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, Public Administration, Human Resource
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The inc umbent would be responsible for:

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know. It appears he stirred the
pot and is waiting to see if it
starts simmering. If you go for-
ward, then it's all on you.
It's too bad more things in
life are not like a hot stove:
Touch it once and you learn the
lesson of getting burned forever,
This man said I love you, I
love you, I love you, and then,
in a way which would satisfy
even Wayne's old geometry
teacher, he proved the oppo-
site. But women often cling to
memories of their first love, es-
pecially when the relationship
involves physical intimacy.
You are no longer the inno-

psychologically correct
terms. We are free to think
in terms which express both
the situation's reality and
our legitimate anger. You
are free, for example, to
think the moral of this story
is: Once a rat, always a rat.

a :Ilatulre \\ oman \*,ho can see'
that actions are the proof of
character. You cannot project
that a life with him would have
ended well, simply because
your need for the right partner
was never fulfilled,
When we think of things
in our own head, we don't
have to phrase them charita-
bly, or in shades of grey, or in

I was in love for the first time
with a man for five years
while he was a student at an
elite university. We were se-
cretly engaged to be married
quietly. During the last year,
he was away for other train-
ing. Two months before the
wedding, he called it off.
A year later, on the same
day we were to be married, he
married another woman. Four
years later I married, and today
I am divorced from the man I
settled for.
Forty-three years later, the
first man contacted me. We met
and he told me this story. He
claims he is happily married.
The reasons he did not marry
me were that he thought I was
smarter than he; he did not
want to take me from my fam-
ily; and he did not think I would
like the travel involved in his ca-
None of these things were
told to me at the time. He said
he thought about me for years,
and would not come to our

home city for fear of s
He said he checked te
was divorced before I
I am so angry wi
reentering my life.
not believe him. I
dare he say he is haI
ried and was still think
even while making l
wife! After talking a
lowing our brief rel
stopped all commur
Have you ever heard

Plime geometry
proving propositions
oms. When Wayn
school he had a i
teacher who often g~
tient:with the illogic
students offered a
When' students there\
old thing they could
~the teacher would int
say: "You're just three

;eeing me. nure at the barn wall in hopes
o be sure I that some of it will stick."
contacting That seems to describe this
man's reasons for breaking your
th him for engagement. What woman
I still can- wants secret engagement? She
Plus, how wants to shout it from the roof-
ppily mar- tops and show the ring. So I
;ing ofme, w h~d surmise secrecy was his
ove to his idea, and if the promise of mar-
Iwhile fol- riage chitnged the nature of your
union, we relationship to his benefit, that's
nication, the proof.
Sa crazier Oliver Wendell Holmes said:
"The character of every act de-
pends upon the circumstances in
URSUIA which it is done." Forty-three
years ago this man engaged you
in secret, and when he was out
involves of town, he broke the engage-
from axi- ment. Then he rubbed your
e was in nose in it by marrying another
geometry woman on the same date the fol-
rew impa- lowinIg year.
al reasons Forty-three years later, in
Is proof. another act of disloyalty, he
wy out any comes to you without his wife's
Think of, knowledge, and shares a vulgar-
errupt and ity about their lovemaking,
owing ma- 'which you didn't want to


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'Mac', centre, with friends, the late Hazel Shury, left, and fellow folklorist, 'Auntie

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PIONEERS are intrinsically
groundbreakers; covering lots
of ground despite the rough-
ness of terrain; despite run-
ning into brick walls; despite
'de haad card'; despite 'wha
dem seh'.
Wordsworth McAndrew
ctwas a pioneer in the cultural
ipatrimony of Gjuyana, espe-
cially the oral tradnion of this
country. McAndrevir w~as a pio-
neer who .explodred-unchaited
waters, explorinig myths, break-
ing moulds and reshaping them :
with the perception of a remark-
able artist.
He first and foremost
showed that culture was not the
enclalve of any one group or
ethnicity. Rooplall Monar re-
calls M/cAndrewoas being a man
who defied the norms of soci-
ety in his quest to collect
Guyaunese folkloric material, and
Guyanese to McAndrew in-
clude East Indian cultural tradi-
tions. This attracted a bit of
controversy in some quarters,
to put it mildly. According to
Monar. McAndrew popularised

chutney songs like
Dbamakarow. Oh, Manager, and
Bengali Baboo on the radio;
songs that were once hidden
away to be performed occasion-
ally and are now part~of the na-
tional repertoire of music.
Coming out of his ~excur.
sion into East Indial ~dtultral
traditions waPs his colourful
poem, Barriat In tids poem,
,he 'ttaled about Sympbols/
never before~understood' elic-
iting respect friom'the ob-
server from another race'. In
this poem, he dabbled with
language, 'under the bamboo
where they sat/the lahwa
smoulders near the tilak/and
bares its heart to the wind in
a last, loving memory/of the
kangan and the thaleeland
maaroe and nechhu and
khichree/and the badie and
paaw poojay/the burning
dough and wafers thrown
over the shoulder'. He ignited
hidden words.
Later. McAndrew added
validity to Guy'anese creolese
with his presentation. 'Some

Possible Africanisms in
Guyanese Speech'. This presen-
tation was given form and sub-
stance in John Rick~ford's 'A
Festival of Guyanese Words'.
Mention can be made at this
point of his now classic poem,
Ole Higue, which is his most
-anthologisBa snd-performed
piece, to show his varied inter-
est in a inulticultural society.
Ole Higue was put to music fiy
Chuck Gerrand. McAndrew:
wrote also about the history; and-
struggles of his ancestors and
the disillusionment of his
people in his poem, Lines to a
Cartman. Pushing' 'nobody
cares for the smaller man/till the
years mlake him a taller man/
who/too/looks down/on his
brother without a shoe'.
McAndre-w was mindful of the
inhumanity of man to mann and
was moved to produce the
programme.'African Heritage'.
Folklorist, storyteller,
poet, playwright, broadcast
Please See
page see VII




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the G~uyana Sugar Corporation are hereby reminded that the submission~
of their PreL-qualification1 documentI s is' a requiremennt to remain on the
supplier-s recgister f'or 2008.

'The following documents are required to be submitted to the M/aterials
Mana er befor-e 30:" May 2008.

Prc-qluali fication documents includes:

A copy of valid business registr-ation along with profi le of LegalI
Department or details of Legal Representatives.
iA copy of audited Financial Reports or statement from
reputa ble Financial Institutions for the last th ree (3) yea rs.
SA copy of tax certificates and social security compliance in
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From page VI

journalist, Wordsworth McAndrew was born in 1936. He grew up in Cummingsburg and
Newtown, Kitty, attending 'Teacher' Marshall Kindergarten School at the corner of Middle
and Thomas in South Cunimingsburg; Christ Church Primary School on Camp Street, also
in Cummingsburg but on the northern half; and Queen's College, just up the road from Christ
Church, but in the Kingston w~ard. His father, Winslow Alexander McAndrew, was a school
teacher, musician, and catechist, who taught at rural Anglican schools.
McAndrew worked for the then Guyana Information Services (GIS), the Guyana Graphic and The
Daily Chronicle. After training in London at the BBC, he was attached to the Guyana Broadcasting
Service (GBS) where he teamed up with the likes of Peter Kempadoo and Mark Mathews on the
popular GBS radio programme, Jarai.
McAndrew was an enabler of the arts. Steve Narine, one of our oldest practising journalists, re-
calls McAndrew giving him a break as a writer by reading his stories on radio for the princely some of
five dollars each airing!
McAndrew was also a practitioner of the arts: His five collections of poems were all published
locally and are:
Blue Gauling, 1958
Poems to St. Agnes, 1962
Mee to~noseo salTheme, 1963
And More Poems, 1970
Wordsworth's writing lived up to his name, crafted in the power and intrigue of Standard English,
sparing no big words if they were the appropriate ones to be employed, infused with thought-provok-
ing imagery that could only be attained by the power of observation, challenging the reader
'a dark wraith of a woman/whose mode of progression was/not so much a walklas a titillating
suppleness of hips...' He took sexuality and sensuality to different levels, challenging the mores of
our society in poems like Con Fuoco, Amplexus, Panacea, Lobo, Magdalenia, To Barbara and To Bibi.
His work is featured in many anthologies, like My Lovely Native Land, Breaklight, Sun is a Shapely
Freda d Pemshfr ic CaestemT Chre alnd many magazines and journals like Kyk-over-al, New
His play Freedom Street Blues was performed in 1971.
Wordsworth McAndrew has been immortalised in the activities of the Guyana Cultural Associa-
tion of New York and in a story, The Release, written by Dennis Nichols that made global impact
when it won the Commonwealth Short Story Competition in 2000. But more can be done; one such
move that he'd approve is extending the scholarship he started.
As we celebrate our 42nd Independence anniversary this May, let's be mindful of his thoughts in
the poem, Independence, where he saih, 'It isn't going to be easy, comrade'.

Responses to this author telephone~i (592) 226-0065 or email:

Literary update
Please contact this writer on matters concerning THE LITERARY ARTS for
CARIFESTA X to, be staged in Guyana ~from August 22 to August 31, 2008;
such matters include the 'Book Fair', 'Book Launches','Readings', the publica-
tion ~of 'An Anthology of Caribbean Poetry','survey' of 100 best books of .the
Caribbean and 'audition' for performance/dramatic poetry-

5 1I II II II''rl;I I II r 5*

From page IV

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Page VII


present. Also present was an employee of theirs by the name of Vanderstoop, who was also
known as 'Banga Mary'. At that meeting in the presence and hearing of his brothers, Inshanally
arid Ahmad, McDoom Ishmael said to Vanderstoop: "You can drive good, and I got a job for you
if you want a car." He further said to Vanderstoop: "LWe will give you a car and $3, 000, because
you been with us very long and you should get the first opportunity."
Vanderstoop, in the presence of the others, asked what was the job and what it was about and was
told by Mc Doom: "You know we insure the place and wle want to burn the place." Vanderstoop
refused to undertake to do such a thing and Inshanally said: "Same thing I tell you all; that 'Banga' is a
big frighten man." He then asked where was Edward Wilson, and on being told by Vanderstoop that
Wilson was in the lock-up and had been there since Sunday night, he told Mc Doom in Ahmad's
presence to have Wilson bailed as he was the right man for the job.
On January 5, Mc Doom applied at the Police Station to bail Edward Wilson but was told to
renew his application the following day. On that same day, Wilson had informed a fellow prisoner
that McDoom was going to bail him because he had asked him to burn down the Ritz Hotel, and that
there was no other guy who could do the work. He also told the fellow prisoner that McDoom was
going to order everybody out of the place as they would be keeping a birthday party at another brother's
house. Wilson told his fellow inmate that while the party was going on, he would operate, and that
one of the other brothers would be going to Bartica on the pretext that he was going for girls.
On January 6, 1960 Mc Doom bailed Edward Wilson and so obtained his release from custody.
The tenants at the Ritz Hotel were given notice to leave by Mc Doom. One of them who
had lived there for 11 years was given notice on January 2 to leave not later than the following
Saturday. All the other occupants of the hotel were invited to a party at Mc Doom's home on
the night of January 10.
They all went to the party, with the exception of Leslie Alleyne and Patsy Anderson. On the
afternoon of January 10, Edward Wilson told Vanderstoop that he had to burn down the place, but on
being asked when he was going to do it, he said: "Don't worry about that." On that same day, Mc
Doom took careful stock of the items in the bar at the hotel and later that day removed a loud speaker,
a record player and amplifier and about 25 cartons of rum and 25 to 35 cartons of beer and cigarettes
and took them to his home. He left the storeroom nearly empty. At about 8.30.pm, the occupants of
the hotel other than Alleyne and Anderson were placed in a car and taken to McDoom's home where
a pqu~ty was.mn progress.
Qur ng ther partyl Edward Wilson, came there and said to Mc Doom, who was sometimes called
'Lilkt' Lak~e. lll gone." Mc Doom took him aside and spoke to him. Later that night, some of the
guest :Is rhe party who were occupants at the Ritz Hotel expressed a wish to return to the hotel. Mc
Doom, upon learitin~b ofths sad so them: "Don't worry go home, sport going on till morning. Who
get drunk and who want to 41ee~p lari geepl riglu1 hcere." He not only invited his guests to stay on, but
niade sure that they didpb dema~ndin~ imdt oblaining the keys of the hotel from an employee who had
them. .:

SShortly before the flames engulfed the hotel that night, Edward Wilson was seen fleeing from the
building. When told that a fire was raging at the hotel that night, Mc Doom is reported to have told
his guests: "All yu don' worry with fire, the dance going on all morning. Leh we dance up and sport
All this Justice Rennie disclosed in his judgment befoiqe affirming the judgment of the
British Guiana Supreme Court Criminal Assizes.

Source: Interna ional Depariment, Bank of Guyana.


Permanent Secretary
Public Service Ministry

Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

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A bumper crop.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the ;inno:.:rg
vacancies which exist .11thlln the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Rakiatou Kone, the president of the Jeka Bara cooperative.


The Bank of Guyana is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons
to fill the vacancy of SErNIORZ PC SLIPPORITANA\LYS1.in its information
Ser-vices D~epartment.

Full details including the requirements and job description for this position can
be obtained by aIccessing the Bank's website at www.bankofguyana.org.gy.
Applicat-ion along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to
thec Banlk not later than FRIDAY, MAY 09, 2008 and should be addressed to:
THiE' I.)1REC'TOR~(ag)
BANK I OF GUY:~AN A. P'. O. BOX 1003,

Copies of job profile with job specification can be obtained from Human
Resources Department, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation,

Applications, along with.curriculum vitae? two (2) references and police
clearance can be submitted to: -

SMr. Leslie Cadogan
Direc or, Administrative Services
Georgetor nP blic Hospital Corporation
Ne~ Market Street
torth Cummingsburg
Closing date for applications not later than May 9, 2008.

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i ~i~T~Ti F~i~F~rmT~Tim IU F~ ~~I ~m i I aiin


if ,

THE succulent fruit is
one of the country's most im-
portant crops and is famous
for its great taste across the

a -~

Everyone agrees that the
rains have ibeen generous this
year, and that the mango tr-ees

of Sibi are sagging under the
weight of thousands of' bright
orange, deliciously ripe ma~ngos.
Most of the 20,000 mango

trees here in Sibi were planted
about 100 years ago by the
village's grandfather~s.
Anyone in the village can
apply for permission to pick
the malngos in retur-n for a con-
tribution to the familics who
hive in Sibi.

This is not a high-tech busi-
ness. In the dappled shade of
the trees, where the blistering
hcat of Malli's dry season is par-
tially cased, the women start
picking at 0600.
Trhey use long sticks to
knock the fruit down, then they

are washed and carried in bas-
kets to the market just 500
metres away.
Djenaba Coulibaly is hav-
ing a good season. She sells
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to page XII

Junior Departmental Supervisor
Ward Manager
Staff Nurse/Midwife
Staff Nurse
Nursing Assistant
SPatient Advocate
Social Worker
Security Guard
Mortuary Assistant (Trainee)

Food Super-visor
Electrical Technician
Electrical Assistant
Biomedical Maintenance Technician
Plant Fitter/Attendant Boiler-
Operator Plumber
Director, Internal Audit
Medical Officer
Maintenance Planner
Senior Audit Clerk
Nursing Education Co-ordinator



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Sui~t~y' 'CAronl"cl'~''h;l'~ji 4, c~e~68"
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1. Te~nderls are in\itedl from suitabl\: qulalified persons for the su~pply of' the fo~llow\ing
items/serv.ices to~ thel Gedorgtown0\. Public 1 In~spital Corp~or~atio~n:

a. Supply of Stationeryv- Tw~elve (12) lots

b. Supply of Cleaning Agents Sev~enteen (17) lots

c. Supplly ofDietasy Supplies Twenty-nine(29) lots

d. Supply of Laboratory Agents Seventeen (17) lots

e. Supply of Mattresses Fiv;e (5) lots

f. Supplyv and Service Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers

g. Supplyv of Automatic Transfer Switch

h. Supply of PVC Insulation Cables

i. Service Maintenance to Bedl Lift Elevators

2. Tender Documents canl be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of
the Gieorgetown Public H~ospital Corporation. New Market Street, from 0)9:00 h to
15:00 h. Moknday to Friday upon receipt of a non-refundable fee of $i2000 each.

3. Each tender must be enclosed in the sealed env-elope which does not in any
w\ay identift- the Te~nderer and should be cle~arly marked on the top left-hand corner
"'Tender for (spcific item)".

o. c o n e r I u s I t e a d d tai lh

.Tenders w~ill be opened immnediately: after thle closing periods. Tenderers or
their represen~tativ;es are invited to attend the oljening~s.

(.Each Tender must be accompanied by a vralid Certificate of Compliance
from the Commissioner of` Inland Revecnue~ Authority (IRD) and from the Gieneral
Manager National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if individual
is tendecring or compyany if company is tendering.

7. 'The: Georgetown Public H-ospital Corporation does not bind itself to
accepting the loweost or anyv tender.

IVichael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer

.Guyanamc HIV//AID)S Preentlion andl Conttrol Project

Supply andr Installation ofEquripmenrt for Hazardlous Heaulthzcare Waste! Collection~ and r


1. T`he Giovenlrment of .Guyana has received a Grant -from the International
Development Association toward the cost of the H-IVIAIDS Prevetion and Control
Proj ect, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the
Contract for the supply and installation of Equipment for hazardous healthcare waste
.collection and treatment.

2. The Minisu; healthh invlites sealed bids from eligible bidders for, One
Compactor, one shredder and one Steam powered Autoclave and one Waste
Collection Vehicle for hazardous healthcare waste collection andl Treatment

3. Bidding will be conducted through the limited international bidding procedures
specified in the World Bank's Giuidelines: Procurement under IBRD~ Loans and ID>A
Credits. The firm of-fering the lowest overall evaluated price will be chosen.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtamn further mnfonnzation~ from Mr. Prakiash
Sook~deo, Procurement Officer ,H-ealth Sector Dev;elopment U~nit, Ministry of
Health,,.592-225-3470, Fax (592) 2256559, Email: procur~ementlt~ihivrzv rov and

certified chequle shall bc payable to the H-ealth Sector Dev:elopment U~nit.

5. TIhe documents w\ill be sent by email to overseas fins.

6,. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9.00alm local timne on
June 101 20)08. All bids must be accompaniede by: a bid security of ten thousand I~iro
hundred ~Unitedl States dollars. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the
presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the address below\ ut
9.00am local titue on June 10, 20)08

The Chairman
National Pr~ocwurmentl & Tendrc, Adm~7in~isrr~tration Board
Mdinisrtr of'Fin~ance

Georgetown~r, Guv~ana


sear~ch. however. suggelsts a
emedyltl Ispay be as simple as l
eatr(ing! a1 couple of' grapefrl~uits
a dlay.
In a~ studyl\ by Germalnn rc-
saclihers~ that wa~s pubblshedl in
the British Dental Journal, indli-
\iduals whio consumed two
gra!e fruits a day for a two-
week period had significantly
lesas bleeding from~ the gumsn. The
investigators followed 58
people. both smnokers andl nonl-
smloker-s. who addcedl the citrus
regimen to their dicts aund com7-
pure'd theml t, a contr-ol group
of1 volunicers who didn't sat
grapcfruit. .
The researchers believe
thle beneficiall effect is tied to
an increase inl blood levels of
Vitamin C. as the vast mlajor-
ity of' study~ participants hlad
lowv levels of the vituminI at
the beginning of investiga-
tion. It is b~elievedl that an in-
cr-eased blood level of V'ita-
mlin C promotes wound hleal-
ing -and reduces damage

calusedl by unlstable free radti-
cal miolecules.
Tlhe dliscovc! lry 15 ma e e~sp-
cially insightf'ul f~or smoker~cls. us
it is k~nowun that1 iiinokers have
an increasedl risk of guml dlise~se.
This investigation found that
smoker~s' Vitamin C le~vels werc.
on avecrage. 29 pe Icent Cle CSS than
that of' nonsmnokiers. While re-
sear~cher's do nlot ulnderstandi the
reason for the lower levels found
amnong~ smokers.. potential
me~chanisms co!uldh Ie hat!smok-
ing alters the way! thle body me-
tabolizes V'itamin C. onr that
smnokerls hlavc aI less h~ealthf~ul

Adding the citrus? regimen
nearly doubled smnokers' Vita-

prov~ed no~nnsmokerrs` bloodl con-

imProvcmentsI mc tr-iking, he-

cause ofP t~ooh loss~ among
Authorities caution that
this was a small study of limi-

iited duration. vec the mes-
age~ appears"` to 'clarly sup~-

in thec diet. A .,i b~ody can-
no,~ ame; Vitamin! C, ongoing
intakc of the nutrient Is im-
portant. Grapef'ruits are an
exce~llent source of Vitamin
C. ;!s each frulit containc aP-
proximately 92.5 mng of` the
The curre~nt r~eco~mme~ndled
diictary inltake fo~l Vitalmin C is
90i my~ Ior mnlcn andi 75 ing for,
women ~. wvith aIn citra 3' mnE for
smlokier. Althone~h intake of
mecan-do~sew~of Viumun C lo im-
provc hcltlh have~ not beecn Yup,-
portecd by scienltific research to,
date. the ingestion of 20)0 to
300 me of` Vitamin Co da cl;i
ge~ncl;ul;\ supported.
Subjects w~ere advised
that sinre citrus fruits are
acidic andl have the potential
to weaken tooth enamel,
they should brush their teeth
immediately after consuming
the grapefruit.

GRAWPEFRUI1'was discovered
over 250 years ago in
Bar-bados. T'odda it is amlonlg
the few\ fruits wvhichl actually
have at curing effect onl gum
disease. However, it canl also
have a number of
mnteractions writh some drugs,
often increasing~ their
effective potency.

Grap\lefruit secd extract has
beecn claimed~ to bec aI strong an-
timicrlobial. w\ithl prove\ n aIctiv-
ity against bacter~ia and fulngi.
There~ is a~lso somc evidence that
gra~pelruit see~d extra;ct has anti-
oxsida~nt propert'ie`S which p~r'-
vcnt cauncer. In a~ddition. it is able
to, heclp tbhe ody\ ?Ipeed up the

For many. the obsession
with u n heal th ful food
reache~cs a zenith .uroundl the
holiday period wIhen candlies,
cakes. cook-ies and other rug-
ary foods abound.. In addci-
tion to adlding calories and
causing weight gain. those
foods can~r cause gumr dlise~ase
and tooth de~cay. Ne\ re-

5/2/2008, 5:58l PM -

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The incumbent would have to efficiently administer and manage the financial
resources, processes, personnel and systems of the Central Housing and Planning
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organisation's overall mission, goals, objectives, and priorities


*A Degree from a recognized University in Finance, Accounting, Business
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addition to experience in the use of mid-level Professional Accounting
Software applications (such as ACCPAC) and a minimum of two (2) ears
experience in: Planning, Budgeting, Department/Unit Management, ~
Accounting and Financial Performance Analysis and Reporting plus training
and experience in a Management anld/or Supervisory role.

Applications. together with Curriculum Vitae, must be submitted not later. than
May 9). 2008F addressed to:-

The C'hief Executive Officer
Central H-ousing and Planning Authority
41 Brickdamn &l U~nited Nations Place

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TITis week on

Me run doi
BIBI is totally distressed by Anil's
behaviour and turns to June for advice as
a mother.
Mothers' Day is approaching and Rosie is
assisting Monica with planning her Mothers'
Day take-away lunch and lime to be held at
the Merundoi Community Centre, but
Lawrence upsets Monica with some disclo-
3ames gets no information from Vernon
about Candace, but receives a visit from the
Court Marshall. Anil and 3ason are teased by
their team-mates about being abstinent and
Anil vows to make them eat their words.
Brian is coming for Carifesta and promises
to paint GT 'red' with 3ames, and Usher con-
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With Natasha.
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By John James

SCIENTISTS in Ivory Coast are trying to sell a rare multi-
headed coconut tree for a million dollars.
They have yet to find a buyer. Most coconut palms have a
single trunk and head this one has three heads.
"It is a rare botanical curiosity," says Dr Roland Bourdeix,

wuo works wth the Marc Delorme coconut research station
"We have 150,000 palm trees in this research plan-
tation and there is only one which has three heads
like this."
Such branching is sometimes a result of an insect attack or
falling palm frond, but in this case, there are no signs of dam-
age, meaning the branching could be genetic.
This palm was imported from Malaysia about 40 years ago.
"We are going to multiply the tree about 150 times to see
if` the progeny have three or even four heads."
It will take 20 years to find out.
Moving million dollar palm
Dr Bourdeix says moving the palm to the home of a poten-
tial buyer should not be a problem.
"Last year I was in French Polynesia and some people took
very high coconut palms to plant in their private islands. So I
think it is possible to move it not very easy but it is pos-
The tree is on the market to raise money for further re-
The Marc Delorme research station, which dates back
to 1949, is one of the most important of its kind in the
world but has struggled to keep going during the Ivorian
civil war.
"We need funding for researchers," says research head Dr
Jean-Louis Konan.
"We carry out many research activities and provide hybrids
for farmers in order to develop the coconut sector in the world."
The three-headed palm tree produces more than 150
large fruit a year, as opposed to the normal 30-80 coco-
nuts. (BBC)

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals
of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate
Members of the Caribbean! Community to fill the following positions.
Assigned duty station fwor i to (iv) is Guyana, while
(v) is Barbados.

(i) Audit Assistant, Internal Audit
(ii) Senior Audit Assistant, Internal Audit
(iii) Project Officer, Internal Audit
(iv() Senior Project Officer, Internal Audit
(v) Coordinator, Intellectual Property

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

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the
Secretariat's web page at htt://www.caricom.orqr.

Applications in English Language with full curriculum details, including
nationality, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of
professional skills andlor expertise, language proficiency, list of
professional publications, three referees (at least two of whom must be
familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant information,
should be addressed to the Adviser, Human Resource Management,
Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana and sent by email to appinhrm~2dricmoario.o

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Pro perty
Free hold commercial property (Woodbine International Hotel)
situate at lots 4c1-42, New Market and Mundy Streets,

The P'roperty features land measuring approximately; 40,600 sq.
f~t. with buildings, comprising a total of 36 guest rooms, 2
OfflCes, 'conference room, canteen, restaurant, bar and
discotheque, etc.

Te~nders addr~essedi to P'. O. Box 10400, G~uyatna Post Office,
Georgetownn, must be sealed and submitted in writing no
later than M2ay 9, 2008.

TIhe V'end or reser~ves the right to r-eject any 'Tender without
assigning r-easonus.

Stinclay .('laQniCpfiap"ay, ;408.2

Page ;XL~


CP www.guysuco.com

Employmtent Opportunaity

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. is inviting applications from suitably qualified
persons to fill the position of Assistant Company Secretary / Legal Officer, at its Head
Office location, Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara.
Among other duties, the Assistant Company Secretary /Legal Officer will be required to:
Draft: Deeds. Agreements, Contracts etc.
Maintain the Corporation's Land Register and record all transactio ns there n.
Appear with other Counsels in Court in all matters involving GuySuCo.
-Provide legal advice and give support to the Board of Dir~ectors and the Corporate
Management Team to enable them to fulfill their obligations in relation to GuySuCo.
Liaise wNith the Corporation's Legal Advisers and Insurrers inl all Legal and
Insur-ance matters in volvi ng GuySu Co
-To perform other related duties and responsibilities consistent with the purpose
and level of the position.
A Bachelor of Laws Degree and the Legal EduLcatio n Certificate (must be admitted
to practice in the Courts of Guyana).
An attract ive re mu neration package 'I. Un In g ~ medficalI a nd pensi on schemefs is offered.
Interested persons possessing the relevant qualifications and experience should submit
their application and detailed Curriculum Vitae, no later than May 9, 2008 to:
The Recruitment Office
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate
East Coast Demerara

O r m a l: 1. ,r .... ,/ 1. m(. ,

IT'S 0630 as runners gather in the forests overlooking Addis
Ababa. There's not a breath of wind, and at an altitude of more
than 3,000 mectres the air is thin.
These are considered perfect training conditions for endurance
runners, and virtually every day of the year. thousands of them
pitch uip here and spend an hour- or- two pounding the r-utted dirt
Getaneh Tessema is in charge of the group I'm with and says
he chooses the area because "it is very quiet, it is not so hilly. flat.
and you k~nowv ruLnning in the forest is fantastic. we like it."
He has spent the last decade on the lookout for future champi-
ons, and his current group includes members of the Ethiopian mara-
thon team.
"The runners ar~e moostly from the countryside. and in the coun-
tryside, most children they go to school on foot like every day
five. 10 ktilometres. and you know. nobody knows that, but that's
"'Ethiopians are light and are also hard-working and they like

to fight and I think thalt's the reason why they ar-e so good."
Ethiopin's obsession with running can be tr-aced back to 19)60.
wvhen the balrefooted Abebe Bikili wa~s a surprise winner of the Olym-
pic maralthon in Rome.
T~he success of Ethiopian atlhletes continued. Haile Gebrselassic
remembers listening on his father's randio to. events at the Moscow
games in 1980, when Miruts Yifter won two gold medals.
"I was seven. I had a chance you:kpow to Follow his winning. I
wanted to be like a Miruts Yifter and my dream was to be like him."
Haile Gebrselassie is now considered 11mf~tinest distance runner
of all time.
His collection of honlours includeftwo iOlympic 10,000 metre
titles and multiple world records. e~i id811Mlle in Ethiopia. The
busy road I'm standing on is named after him. And everybody
Please turn to page XX

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c.. I~$?
2~o r .inP
~ti~r ~ uPssS~J Up ,t the crack of dawn picking mangoes.


BUSINESS is so good for Djenaba Coulibaly, she's thinking of buying herself a new
pair of shoes.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of


+ A Diploma in Social Work, or Public Management from a recognized
Institution plus at least three years experience in Housing Development

+ A certificate in Social Work or Management from a recognized Institution
plus at least five years experience in Housing Development.

Applications including Curriculum Vitae should be addressed to either:-

The Regional Chairman
Regional Democratic Council
Region # 2
Pomeroon Essequibo


The Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing and Planning Authority
41 Brickdam &kUnited Nations Place

-ro reach not later than May is, 2ooa.

Vacancies exist in our Inspection Division

Job Requirement:-

Execution of Audits under the guidance of a Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:-

e 5 subjects at CXC / GCE Grades 1-3 / A -C
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a, CAT Graduate or ACCA Level 1 plus at least two (2)
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Applications are to be forwarded, no later than May 9, 2008, to-

The Officer-in-C~harge
O fHuman Resources & Administration
GB TI Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47-48 Water Street

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y adnuS Chronicle Ma 8

that sustains them for the rest
of the year.
"One of the big advantages
of' the co-operative is that the
women can earn a little bit of
extra money on top of their
market garden revenues," says
Rakiatou Kone, the president of
the association.
"If you're in the co-opera-
tive, you can buy things from
other women in the co-opera-
tive," she says.
Mali, like every country in
West Africa, has been affected
by the global rise in food prices,
as it is dependent on imports
for almost 70% of its basic
Small-scale farmers clearly
have an important role to play
in helping to make the country
more self-sufficient in food.
This week, the women of
the co-operative have a stall
for the first time at the
Bamako Agricultural Fair -
hoping to find new markets
for their products.

mangos; that's a good price be-
cause I have to negotiate with
the transporters to get me back
to Bamako.
"I then sell the mangos di-
rect to the vendors in Bamako,"
she said.
The simplicity of the mango
business is a problem. Mali is
one of West Africa's biggest
producers, with around 1.2 sq
km under cultivation 50% of
which is exported.
But in years when the rains
are poor, the mangos are scarce,
and in years of plenty the fruit
rots on the trees or is eaten by
"Of course there is waste,
and the price falls when we have
too many mangos. We need to
get better organised, and look
further than Sibi for markets,"
says local official Dioma
Attempts are being made to
diversify the industry and to
develop the income-gener~ating

potential of those mostly
women who work in it.
At the Jeka Bara co-opera-
tive in the Sebenikoro district of
Bamako, a group of 17 women
are having some success in
maximising their income.
This is important, as the
mango season is a short one -
beginning in February and last-
ing between two to three
Knee-deep in April's man-
gos, which have been nourished
by the rains, the women are
drying mangos and making
mango nut butter, which is re-
puted to work wonders against
The co-operative also owns
a small patch of land under the
mango trees which cling to the
steep sandstone cliffs surround-
ing Bamako. The money they
make from selling mango prod-
ucts means they can grow p~-
paya, sweet potatoes, beans a~d
karite (shea butter) here, and

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Gulyana Together..*

"This has never been done
before. This is a new venture for
us, and we're very excited about
it," says Vindhya.
Already, there is talk
about making the event an
annual and a major part of
the national tourism calen-

Contact Eon De Viera on Cell. # 624-0400,
Narendra Persaud Cell. # 691-0105

Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

' Paige XfIII~

THE lure of the golden city
and thle promise of a better
life for their loved ones back
homle brought the first set of
East Indian immigrants to
these shores 170 years ago.
Sadly. those dreams were to
be dashed as when they arrived

election aInd celebration of the
evolution of local Indian culture.
The venue is the Guyana Na-
tional Stadiuml at Providence. on
the lower East Bank.
"Maybe our young ones
today wouldn't pick up a his-
tory book and read of what our

hind the initiative, which in-
cludes building a typical
indentureship village. "It's
about bringing history to
life," says Vindhya, as she
bubbles with enthusiasm as
she talks of the 'logies' or
mud houses that have been
sprawled on the car park of
the stadium.
What you will find are la-
dies serving up hot 'sada roti'
and 'choka' from a fireside that
they keep going with
'puckney'. You will find on the
heads of the women, a 'rumal'.
If you don't know what they
called the utensils. here is your

chance to find out, and we bet
you will find some of the names
You will also find young
children running around in wildly
abandon, and if you're up to it,
you can take a ride on a bull-
cart. You will find men and
women working on rice and
cane cultivations, in a depiction
of the back-bideaking labour that

is the fialtniht sdtaha blznh
entertainment programnme that
traces Indian songs and dances
from when the Indians first
came to what prevails today.

ancestors went through, but
they can come and experience
it," says Vindhya Persaud, a
member of the Sabha.
"Many of us today are un-
familiar with some of the words
that are used to describe imple-
ments of work and cooking,
adds her sister, Simantani.
The two sisters are, in a
sense, the driving force be-

here, they were greeted by a ter-
ritory that was somewhat famil-
iar but a system that was any-
thing but glorious.
As time went by, however,
the number of those who came
gradually increased, and while
they were given the option of
returning to the Motherland,
many chose to remain and call
this land home.
But what was their life
like back then? And what,
pray tell, did they wear on
their backs? What foods did
they eat, and indeed, how did
they prepare it? How did they
work? How did they spend
their spare time? What did
their homes look like?
The Guyana Hindu
Dharmic Sabha, in a bold move,
has attempted to answer those
burning questions that may have
often plagued us from time to
time by recreating that part of
our history. Today, for the sec-
ond day running, Guyanese are
being given the chance to step
back in time literally and en-
velop themselves in sobering re-

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By Neil Marks
TERENCE Roberts lays no
claim to mastery in his: field.
And I lay none to being an art
critic either.
Roberts says he subscribes
to an art that is neither an aca-
demic method, nor a process of
paint application, nor drawing.
Indeed, he chose to be self-
taught while pursing endless
studies of the art world, specifi-
cally that of pre-colonial Africa
and the Americas.
His is an art that does not

The Centre of Braizilian
Studies on Church Street in
Georgetown again plays host to
yet another of Roberts' rendez-
vous with nature and the erotic,
daubed subtly in a mesmerising
ode to bright colours, and shapes
strewn every which way. What
he hopes his paintings will ac-
complish is a visual opportunity
to relive afresh the founding and
habitation of the world.
The collection is titled
'Kaiep'. The name is derived
from the collective approach to

One ordering three of the paint-
ings on the spot. Thwas the open-
ing of the exhibition two Friday
evenings ago.
That the artist has. lived as
well as traveled: extensively in
such places as Canada, Italy,
Spain, Yugoslaviai Mexico and
parts of Central At~merica is ob-
Now wait a minute;: did he
say Mexico? I understand, then,
his obsession wFitht things mys-
tical, as if he's borrowing from
the spiritual bfeiefs of the an-
cient dwellers of-Mexico and de-
picting these, albeit wildly.
In Cosmic Market, it reads
of the ancient Mayan civiliza-
tions, pyramidsand: all. What

Then, I spot, Chocolatl, in
which Roberts morphis his wild
imagination to- the eroticism of
chocolate. For the Aztecs, choco-
late was emblematic of
Xochiquetza~l, the Mayan
equivalent of the Gioddess of fer-
"Spaniards hiad coined the
word by taking the Maya word
chocol and: then replacing the
Maya term for water, haa, with
the Aztec one, atl," suggested
Mexican philologist Ignacio
Davila Garibi.
In Choc~olatl, experience the
fertility process in explicit detail;
explore the artists' obsession
with the aphrodisiac properties
of chocolate.
The names-of some of the
other paintings don't tax your
imagination too much into think-
ing what it is the artist is trying
to say. Amazonian Memory,
Amazon Basin, Amazon Co-
coon, Serene. Highness. What
you get are comparisons of
shape, movement, colour, mood,
sensation, heat. cold, and mys-
tical contemplation,
Roberts says the paintings
can be of personal value of each
view experiences their freshness
of creative approach, as the first
fascinated arrivals in the Ameri-

The artist, Terence Roberts, appears to have been caught off guard whenth
photographer took this shot. And so, too, does the EU High Commissioner to Guyana,M
Geert Heikens! (Photos by Adrian Narine)
cas must have felt. order you may feel a human soli- the visual, mystical andcrai
"...the creative style of art- darity with, because it is made pleasure all rolled into onei
ists like myself is rooted in by a fellow human, not a God. each painting," says Roberts.
painted surprise. I compose an "I invite you to experience 'Kaiep' runs until May9

follow a "taught" process.
Rather, it mimics the mysterious
nomadic voyages, from time im-
memor~ial, which resulted in the
Americas north, central and
What he offers in his latest
collection, done entirely in
acrylic-on-canvas, would seem
to the untrained eye a fascinat-
ing concept of his love affair
with the Americas; an invitation
to contemplate the creative ge-
nius of the artist mna surpnsmig,
non academic, anti-mannerist

construction employed by the
Wapishana nation of the interior
of Guyana where Roberts once
worked as a school teacher.
"The world of nature; of
natural phenomena, has an order
which seems divine, no matter
how wild or haphazard," says
Roberts. The exhibition hall was
abuzz with activity, and among
his esteemed guests were the
likes of Prime Minister Mr
Samuel Hinds and members of
the diplomatic community. One
couldn't help but overhear some-

A guest ponders two pieces in the 'Kaiep' collection.

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By Raschid Osman

THE one-man exhibition by Terence Roberts now on at the Cen-
tire of Brazilian Studies on Church Street in the city is a hymn
to the artist's passion for things South American and his de-
termination to present something new at each successive show-
For Roberts, art is constantly evolving, and this point of view
allows him to maintain a freshness and vivacity in his endeavours..
About his current show, Roberts speaks of objects printed on
to the canvas. This makes for a transparency he finds quite exciting,
not to mention the uniqueness of the technique.
Having spent varying periods of his life in Mexico,Venezuela,
Brazil, and Spain, the Guyanese-born artist is taken with pre-Co-
lombian motifs, a coming together of Spanish and African and East-
ern influences, all executed in brilliant abstractions, sensual and spiri-
tual, and bursting with life in resplendent colours.
Roberts also feels that the insistence by some artists that their
work must reflect the decadence and horrors of our world as it is
today leads to a degeneration of the art form.
While Francisco Goya, for instance, created powerful canvases
on the evils of war, Roberts contends, there was no other medium at
that time to preserve such historically valuable events.
"But now we have movie cameras and other media by which we
could preserve atrocities for future generations, and it is not the place
of the artist to present picturisations of genocides and other kill-.
ings," he says.
And so he presents life and sensuality in all its many manifestpp.
tions and glory, all biursting with optinkism and beauty.
A remarkable feature of the current showing are white dotted
lines running alongside continuous ones in his paintings, exaggerating
forms definitively, an African thing that is found on masks and even
on the painted faces of some tribesmen.
In Vanilla, Roberts deals with pre-Colombian and Maya
civilisations and the essence of the pods that came down to us
from this tribe.
His Chocolatl is also a very powerful piece, bundles of choco-
late sweets on the lower part of the canvas, with the plant springing
from these, a motif that tells us the Indians who cultivated the aph-
rodisiac cocoa plant were not only warlike, as they are often de-
picted in movies and some literature, but also a people who found
the time to relax and enjoy the living they eked out for themselves in
their sometimes harsh environments.
In Smokesignal, Roberts indulges his love for the cmnema,
with-a canvas influenced by such 'Westerns' as Broken Arrow,
with an Indian drum dominating the lower part of the paint-
ing, with flames and smoke and Indian paraphernalia above this,
in his usual riot of colour.
Serene Highness is visually startling with a bright, predominant
red, one end of the picture adorned with the filigree fretwork, clearly
a Hindu motif, with vivid pyramid forms and other architectural mo-
tishe mighty Amazon River, the giver of life to the civilisations
that have mesmerized the artist, finds it place in quite a few of Rob-
erts' works.
The most telling of these is Amazon Cocoon, a cocoon made up
of hexagons across the bottom of the canvas, and bursting forth from
this are printed triangles and all the profusion of life spawned by
'the mighty waterway.
This excerpt from the artist's statement on the show's programme
is his credo: "What higher purpose can a painting have if not to help
us revive and relive the original fresh experience of the world, as if
we were experiencing its visual effects for the first time, on a wall in
Our house, or in a public display as we have here."
Robert: succ'eeds in this exhibition like nobody's business, and
e are ar ll the ric'her'fTor it. -- "
The exhibition runs until May 9, 2008.

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St Cuthbert s M/ission


while sleep~ing ulndcrr a porous5 of` the schemeil. Shec recalls liv-
ro inc b he Ilcreek~c wyith her`I famI-
TLodlay. thlings ar-e dlifferl- ily "'in a very) small hlouse" and
edl. It is muore comlforlabll e that1 things werle very hlard~ for 1
for everyone inl thle scheme.nt them. "Now lif'e is mlore ce~nt
NUo lonlger dloes the effect of f'ortabic." shle claims.

RONALDO, Celina and John on their way to school.

'age XVI

Sunday Chronicle Ma 4,208

NLIKiE their peers inl the
ity who are carriedl to school
;i relatives. Jlohnl. Ronlallo
adlt Celine: have to go it alone
.:St Cut :,ert's Mlission, the
pper De~inerara community
eIy call hlomle.
Life for these nursery
~hool children has been one big
rluggle fr~om a very early age;
Slife where they are sometimes
>rced to walk through water-
.11ed potholes that paint the
andy streets whenever it rains-
Their faces are however
heerful, and none compares
clothing or footwear. This is ob-
ious with four-year-old John
vho, even though chatty and
confident is without shoes-
Che two other children with
tim, Ronaldo four, and Celina
bree, are timid: They hardly
It was only when the
subject of house came up that
they joined in the conversa-
tion. "There," pointed
Celina. "I live there." The
house was one of 40 built by
the non-governmental organi-
zation, Food for the Poor
(Guyana) Inc in 2004. For the
three-year-old, it's the only
house she has ever known.
SCelina and countless other
nursery school children, includ-
ing John and Ronaldo, only hear
stories of the long distances
their siblings and parents had to
travel in the past. They can
only picture in their minds eye
what it feels like to be soaked

Tlhe vilinge captain salid F~oodl
f~or the Ptx~r gave th~e fammilies in the
scheme a~ start when they, built the
40 houses and supplied 10 water-
tanks to the mission.
"It was a good initiative: It
stabilised the lives of many
people, especially young people
who were f~orcedl to start their
lives: in crowdedf houses with
their in-laws."
The houses, though, did a
lot more: They helped families
put their lives on track.
Foster Simon, 45, said that
in 2004, he had nowhere to live
when he returned from Lethem.
Food for the Poor, though,
"blessed me and my family."
Now, with his sculpting trade,
he is managing with his life. He
claims that his children (aged 16,
13, eight, two and six months)
are going to have a good life.
"They will take their education
and become good people."
Another resident, Julit
Dondus, 28, said that she and
her five children are "living a
better life," thanks in no small
measure to Food for the Poor.

I iii



wind and rain consume the
lives of the Arawaks in the
Mission. No longer, too, do
most of the inhabitants have
to travel from the outskirts of
the 242 square miles of land
belonging to the Mission to
get to the central area where
the schools are located*
Since the scheme was built
by Food for the Poor, numer-
ous lives have changed. The
scheme now houses approxi-
mately 180 persons most of
them children.
Twelve-year-old Shereen
Mohabir remembers life outside

Her mother ekes out a liv-
ing for her and her four siblings
(aged 10, seven, five and one)
by selling handicraft.
When asked about her fa-

VEERASAMMY Poonsammy in front of his home, the biggest
in the scheme.

neighbourhood. He broke down
his old house and with the
$300,000 he had saved over the
years, he built a two-stord~y
house which now consists ofi a
shop on the ground floor.
Veerasammy has a vegetable
garden on his land and with his
small earnings, he already has
plans for extending his home. I'I
want my children to be very
comfortable here."
Some of the home-owneirs
badly want to emulate
Veerasammy, but with their
large families and little eartn-
ings, their lives are more
about survival and less about

She said that the house was a
good start. "At least my chil-
dren have a shelter over their
heads." A lack of work, result-
ing in little finances, though,
kept the family poor. This was
obvious by the inability to re-
place the front step which
broke a few months ago.
For some people, life has
been easier and they have been
able to use their free houses to
better their lives.
Veerasammy Poonsammy,
32, was one person who lived
with his in-laws before he was
"rescued by Food for the Poor."
Now the father of three has the
biggest house in the


FOSTER Simon proudly displays one of his sculpted pieces.
(Man with face)

their, Shereen timidly replied:
"He does not live with us any-
Village Captain Pierre
Andrews said that because of
the location of the mission, jobs
are not easily available for the
hundreds of adults living on the
mission. Approximately 1800
people live in the area.
He said that some men are
forced to travel out to seek
work, and the few that stay
around do not profit from lucra-
tive jobs. The women inthe
area are also facing work-related
problems, since, except for the
handicraft, there isn't anything
else to earn a living from.
According to Andrews,
plans are already on stream for
the villagers to plant more as
they look to play their part in
the 'Grow More' campaign, a
venture he hopes that will be

pa ,

NOWHERE to go, Rushel Dondus and her little brother can
only watch out their front door since their step broke down
only the side step is used. (No steps)

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Story Time

Hari's need for a brother to play with was
unfulfilled for a long while because his father's
job as inspector of police disrupt-ed Hari's
growing need to havie long-lastinlg friendship wIith~
anyone. The family was constantly; breaking and
setting up campl' from road-end to road-end, and
from border to border. It wans xciting, but Hari
still wanuted a long-lasting companlionship with
someone of his own age group. So y:ou carr image
how Hari felt when it w\as discovered that his mother w1as pregnant w~ith a male chlild!
But that joy w\as short-lived w\hen he learnt he couldn't play; wIith the baby;. The infant
w\as strickelin by a breathing ailment brought on b\ something called 'S ahara Dusk'. Th is
condition was the passage of dust travelling all the w\ay from the Sahar-a Desert in
Africa. across the Atlantic Occan to the Coast of` Guvana. South America. These dust
particles affect only infants with embryonic respiratory; system.
This calam~ityi caused Hari's mind to take flight. He imagined himself a superhero like
Superman, and erecting a barrier to stop the Sahara Dust from entering Guyana. That
fantasy faded in a flash: it was not helpful and he felt more disillusioned, unable to do
anything substantial. Walking out of the Police compoturd in Kingston, Hari crossed to
the foreshore. He was equipped wiith large black garbage bags. He intended to capture
the dust: he didn't kinow how, but he wIould try. For a long while. he stood looking out to
the Altlant-ic until he saw- a streams of dust coming towards him. He opened a bag. The
stream of dust flowed into the bag. Hari gingerly secured the mouth of the bag and
bounded home to find a cheerful baby in a blur of arms and legs.

1. What do you get from a drunk chicken ?
A: Scotch eggs!

2. Where do milkshak~es come from ?
A: Excited cows !

3. Wh~y does a rooster watch TV ?
A: For entertainment !!i

4. Ajt hd~eob a bpaas !sor ?

Little League Scores
The Amigos. Barracudas. Clippers, Dynamos. Lightnings. and Marlins each played
one baseball gamei on Saturday~. The six teams scored a total of 25 rurns. No tw;o
teams had the same number of roms. and no gamne w-as a shutout.
* The Amigos scored the most points anld defeated the: Barracudas by 3 runs.
* The Clippers lost to the Dynamos by- 1 run, but the total number of -rums in that
game w~as thle same as thle total in the Amigos and Barracudas' game.
* The Marlins beat the Lightnings. Together they. scored half as mlany runs as the
Dynamos scored alone.
How many runs did eacht team scor-e?

Get-well W~ishes
Sar-a injured her leg snow\boar~ding anld, while absent: from school. got 3 1 get-wecll
cards fr.om friends. There were 5 inore cards fro~m girls than I 1om boys. She: got a
ca-r~d fr~om each classmate, and 6 other cards fromn girls in other- classes.
H-ow many boys and how many girls ar-e ther-e in Sara's class?

Optical IIlusion
If you look at the Icoffe beans below you 11l see a human face.

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Sahaeo oma 53Disco Dam.Helena #1 Mlahaica.East Coast Demerara.
Roger mbros 2028HummigbirdStreet,North Ruimveldl. Festival Ct.
Ghashaam Ram 89James & Hunter Street..Abusonereon
Patrcia reen 97Back Street.,Covent Garden.,East Bank Demerara.
John Ogie 186 Last Street,,South Better Hp.East Coast Demerara
Doreen Benn 31Cream Street,Wort-en Rust.Goetw
June alters 26West RmeltHsngSchemeGogtw
Shnte Sct 2Remus Sre.AcoaEstBank Demerara.
Patricia Edmund 27 Section 'B' Block 'X'.,Great Diamond.,East Bank Demerara
Shondell Holder -- - 182 Callender .AousonGertwn
Savitri Persaud 58Old Road,Eccles,E.B.D
Sharon Singh 104 Third StreetAlberttown.Gogtw
Philip Barry 18 John Street,Werk-en-Rust7,Gogow
Lalta Mohabir Lo2 Block '12,Non-Pariel.East Coast Demerara
Basmattie Nandalall 193 Block 12,Non Pariel,East Coast Dem.
Donnette Sapo 9Phoenix ParkWest BankDmera
Chance Brtherson 42Princess SreLde.ereon
Melissa Jcb .566 Moccha Arcadia.,East Bank Demerara.
Onica King West Front Road.West Ruimveldt,,Gemtw
Dularie Jda aaaalamaketGogtw
Natasha Dils 28SouthVryheid's Lust,East Coast Demerara

Kinsell Gibn 9North~ Road,.Bourda,.Gereon
Nathniel Budhoo 2 Recht Door Zee,.West Bank Demerara.,
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0 6 e 6 8.

Office of the Regional Exiecutive Officer
Region #7 CuyunilMazaruni
Regional Administration Office, Bartica, Essequibo River
Tel. # 455-2251, Faxi # 455-2272

The Regional D~emocratic Counlcil invites sealed Bids froml eligible and qualified Bidders for thle
under mentioned works:

1. Construction ofschiol furniture for Bartica
2. Completion of Kako Nursery School, Upper Maz ardiiii
3. Completion oflImbaimadai Health Centre, UpperMadariuni
4. Rehabilitation ofa section ofAgatash Main Road,I iqfica
5. Rehabilitation of Mongrippa Hill Phtyfield Road, Biidica
6. Rehabilitation ofasectionoqf6lAvenue Road, Bar~tice~:-
7. Maintenance ofAgatash Health Post fence, Bartica' i-
8. Construction of one (1) 130' x 4' wooden Pedestrian bridge at Enachu, Middle
9. Maintenance of Medex quarters fence at Kurupung, Middle Mazaruni
10. Maintenanceouflmbaimadai Rest House
11. Maintenance of storage Bonds Bartica Hospital Compound
12. Maintenance of RHO quarters Bartica Hospital Compound
13. Maintenance of Laundaly Dryer- Bartica Hospital Compound
14. Maintenance of concrete drain on 7'f Street between l' and 3.d Avenues, Bartica -
15. Maintenance of concrete drain on 7'# Street between 1" and 3'd Avenue, Bartica -

16. 100n dance ofconcrete drain onl1"Avenue between 5'" and 6'h Strets tooutfall.

B~iddi ng wiill be conducted through the: Nati onal Competitive Bidding (NCB3) Procedures, speci fied
i n the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all Bidders subj ect to provisions of Section III (eligi ble
countries) ofthis document.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain inlformattion from the Regional Executive Otlicer, Region #'7
and inspect the Bidding Document at the Regional Administratioli Office, Bartica from Monday to
Fri day between 8:30 hrs and 15:30 blrs.

A complete set of Bidding Djocuments in English may be plrchased upon payment at a non
refundable fee of two thousand dollars (S3 000). The method of payinent will be cash.

Bids must be submitted with the following*

A) A valid Compliance Certificate from the Commissior~einer Geera of Giuyana Revenue
Authority (GRA).
B3) A valid Compliance Certificate from the Gieneral Manager', National Insurance Scheme

Additional requirementsidetails are provided in the Bidding Documnent.
Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of tlw Tenderer onl the outside. The
envelope should be clearly marked in the upper left hand corner the item tendered for. Bidders who
are: applying for more than one project must place each bid in a separate envelope.

Bids musihe delivered to:

The Chairman
RegionalTendecr Board
Regional A4dministrationl Office

and deposited inl th~e Tender Boxs at the above address not later thanl 9:00 brs onl Monlday. May: 12.
200)8. Electionl Bidding will not be permitted. Late Bids will be rejected.

Bids will be open immediately after closing of Tender Boxs in the Regional A4dmninistration Oflice
Boardroom and i nthe presencecof the Bidders or thei rrep~resentlingawgent (s) who choose to attend the
opening in person.
The Regionlal Tender Board reserves the right to reject any or all Bids without assipilgnn reasons. '

Regional Executive Officer
Region #7 Cuyuni/Mazalruni

6'--, an


The Ministry of Human Services & Social Security intends to begin a
Foster Ca re Program me for u underprivileged ch ildren. Persons interested
in become ing Foster Parents a re asked to note the follow ng:

Elig ible persons would be requ hired ~to:

-possess the ca pa city for pa renting
-provide a police clear nce
undergo home visits from Officials of the Ministry
-provide a med ical report from a Medical Doctor
-provide names a nd add resses of two referees
-attend the six-week preparation course for Foster Parents

Interested persons are encouraged to contact the Co-ordinator, Child
Protection Services at 227-4420 for further information.

Slrmday Chro~nicle ivay:4l, PAQ8 '


e e 111

pursue her career, but other
women are not so lucky-
"Some men prefer their
wives to work in schools that
way they get to come home ear-
lier," Ms El Geblawi says-
"The husband still depends
on her to take care of the chil-
dren, the housework and cook-
ing. So even if she works, she
still has to do all of that as

By Rana Jawad

Kulthum Bouseyfi graduated
as one of Libya's first female
pilots, and three years on, she ~
is still one of the country's
"I remember one time when
I announced, 'This is Captain
Kulthum Bouseyfi', some eld-
erly men panicked," she says, L
recalling some funny moments :
working for State-run Afriqiyah
"They started shouting,
'How is that possible? It's a
"Then the cabin crew
took some of them to the cock-
pit and reassured them that
the system could be learned
by anyone."
The aviation industry in
Libya is arguably one of the
country's most male-dominated
But Ms Bouseyfi's story is
a sign that things are changing
in what was once a man's world. .
"I thought that no-one
would accept women working
in such a field," she says.
"But I see people's rejpect
when they find out I am a pl-
Ms Bouseyfi's dream is to
establish her own commercial ~
aviation company.

The emancipation of
women in Libya has come a
long way in the last few decades.
They now make up more
than 22% of the workforce,
compared to just 6% in the
andya 1pawtipriovaites free
women in all social, political and
economic activities.
Famous women have in-
cluded ministers and judges,
rar ell as doctors and law-
As the country shifts to
wards privatization, female en-
trepreneurship is bearing fruit,
from IT companies to acc~ounf-
ing finms.
faIbtissam Ben-Amner owns a
chocolatier, Jeff de Bruges, ill
Tripoli, but her experience has
been bitter-sweet.
"It was not easy," she says.
"I started in business 15 years
ago when there was an embargo

on Libya. So that was a really
difficult time."
"Right now things are get-
ting better and the Libyan mar
Sket is opening up very fast."
She is looking to branch out
with her chocolate shop in other
parts of Libya.
But in North Africa gen.
erally, fathers, husbands and
brothers still have a huge say

from business trips abroad be-
cause their male bosses want to
pre-empt any gossip.
A young Libyan business
woman shared her experi-
ence on condition of anonym-
She works in a government
investment firm while most of
her peers work in the private
It is in the civil service, she
says, that she comes up against
many barriers.
"Our society is very conser-
vative and patriarchal," she says.
"It is unusual for a woman

to live on her own and work in
the public sector. I struggle all
the time to overturn the stereo-
type of women working only as
"As a result, my ability to
do my job is often hindered and .
made difficult. I deal with bu- .
reaucratic and chauvinistic ob-
stacles every day."
The Libyan leader,
Muammar Gaddafi, has been
seen as an emancipator of
Libyan women.
He has challenged social ta-
boos and even appointed female

Libya's military academy
for women also had foreigners
training in it during the 1990s,
including recruits from Sudan,
Lebanon and the Palestinian ter-
But despite the progress,
Libyan women in the security
field are in the minority as
-society's perceptions of more
Traditional roles for women pre-
And the abiding image in
Libya is still of women who
rarely mix with men in pub-
lic and still cover themselves
up with a veil.

The Directors of Banks DIH Ltd have agreed
10 Close the Share Register of Members on
Wednesday May 7, 2008 to facilitate the
payment Of an Interim Dividend,

By Order of the Board

T.I. Bynoe
-Company Secretary/M.I.S. Executive

April 29 2008

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in w omen's .choices, so
women's lill is an uphill
Halia El Geblawi, who
works for a foreign oil and gas
company in Libya, says she has
the support of her family to


In private, young Libyan
women, who are considered
"too liberal," will complain of
being sidelined or even excluded

5/2/2008, 5:26 PM

.X 8~e .27) .e .ri~ 9!iis8l S S .

~2.Guyana Revenue Authonity

Government of Gisyana/Mfillennium Challenge
Acouni Threshold Program

1. Thle Guylana Reve~nue Authority has received financing fiom the Ministryr of Fina3nce under I
thle GiovelIrnmen of Gunyanla/Millennium, Challenge Account 'Threshlold Pro~gramn towards
renovation anld construction of buildings for the G~uyana Revenue Authlorityv. it is inltended
that part of the proceeds of this financing wlill be applied to eligible paymesnts under the
contractfolir design ing andfsupervision ofwork.

2. The Gruyana R~evenue Authority nowc invites sealed bids fromn eligible consultants for the
p~rovision oftrhe following services:

-The construction of warehousiing facilities/ WhIarf and Enforcemlent Marine
Base in region # 4(East Bank iemlerarn)
-The construction of building for office and boathouses/ wharf facilities in
regions # 3and 5 (Parikia and Rosignol, Berhice).
-The construction. of building for office and living: quarters for staff at
Kiurpukari region # 8
-Rehabilitation to- boathouse and the construction of a building at Charity
region #3
Construction othbuilding for livingi quarters L~etheml region # 8

In~tereste~d bidders canl obtain further information on and uplift a complete set of bidding
documents at the following address between 9:00 brs to 15:30 hrs from M~onday to Friday
at 216-217 Lamaha Street, Georgetow~n

3. Biddinlg documents canl be purchase by interested bidders upon payment of a non-
refimdable fee of GSi3,000.00 in the name of Giuyana Revenue: Authority. T'he method of
liaymecnt wiill be cash'

4. The QCBS method will be usedc to select a consultancy.firm.

5. (a) Both the technical and financial proposal should be in inner envelopes bearing t~he name
and address of thc bidder and then enclosed onl an outer envelope.

(b) T~he bid must be address to the Chiairmatn, National Procurement- and Tender
Administration Board, Main and Ur'quhart Street, Georgetowvn anld marked on the top
right hand corner o~ft~he envelope "`the Name oflthe P'rogram and the description of t~he bid,
i including! the words 'DIO NOT1 OPEN\' befoTre 9:00) brs on Mh~ay 20. 2008."

6i. T'he bid mu~st be dleposilted in the Tender Bo)x of The Nationkl Procuremnent antl
Tender and Administrative Board, Mainl and Ur-quhart Street. Georg~etown no later
than 9):00hrs on May 20, 2008 anld the technical proposals will be opened at a public
ceremony, inlthe presence of thosebidde~s or theirrlepresentatives who choose to attendt.

7. Valid compliance certificates and TIN Numnbers must accompany bidls from local suppliers
in the name of~company submitting the bid from thle GTiuyana Revenue Aut~hor~ity (GiRA) and
National Insurance Scheme (NIS).


A M~AN in eastern India says
hie is going to take to the air
by hanging from a helicopter
sur funded by his ponytail.
iarly last week, Shailendra
Roy drew large crowds when he
pulled the famous Darjeeling toy
train w~ith his ponytail.
One end of an iron chain
was tied to his foot-lonlg pony-
lail. and the other to the train
engine and three coaches. weigh-
mgE some 35 tonnes.
He says he keeps the hair
strong by rubbing it with mus-
turd oil and pulling cars and
other heavy objects.
"I1 am planning to dangle
myself from a helicopter." Mr
Roy said after pulling the' train
10 metres to the town of Siliguri
w~her-e the track is flat.
The Dar~jeeling toy train line is
so called because of thec small size
of the trains an~d the nar~row guagec.
It was built in the late- 19th
Centurly. and winds f'rom the
plains of West Bengal up tie
Himalayas to Darjeeling. It is a
p~opular tourist attraction.
Saf'ely concerns
Thousands of people
!rurned up to witness Mr Ray
pull the train last Monday.
"'It is a dream~ come truLe for '
me~. I had planned to pull the
Ilrain for at least 300 metres. but

railway officials did not allow
that." Mr Roy said.
A railway official said they
stopped him moving the train
further for safety reasons.
"He could hanve pulled the
train further. but we did not al-
low himn." said Subrata Nath of
the heritage Dar~jeeling toy train
Mr Roy said he had been~
planning to pull the tranil wvith
his hair for more thaln a yearl.
"I practised f~r- this by pull-
ing hulge logs too." heC said.
This is not the first time Mr
Roy has been in the limelight
for his ponytail.
He has pulled buses and
trucks and uses small cars for
Last year,. his ponytail tied
to a rope. he flew from one
building to another in fr~ont of
television camleras.
Mr Roy says he had trouble
raising money to pay to hire the
Railway official Subrata
Nath said they charged him
3200 rupees ($80) to hire it for
three hours against the normal
charge of 26000 rupees ($650).
Mr Roy, who works as a
driver for the police, was
helped by donations from lo-
cal busine-ssmen. (BBC)

SHAILENDRA Roy doing his train-pulling stunt last week.


Fom page X
wants to be like Haile.
"It's amazing when -they
follow the good steps of Haile
Gebrselassie. Let them follow
my good things the next genera-
tion has to improve.

The Entoto Mariam
church is located in t-he hills
above the capital. It is in an-
other area frequented by
groups of runners, and world
and Olympic medals have

been deposited in the church
My guide tells me-
~Ethiopia's deeply religious ath-
letes promise to leave them
here, or in other places of wor-
ship, on display for everyone
to see. Among them is one won
by Derartu Tulu.
She became the first black
Afric'an woman to claim an
Olympic title when-she was
firrt mn the 10,000 metres at the
Barcelona Games in 1992. Her
performances proved to be an in-
splration to other women in
They include the reign-
Y:ingg Olympic 5,000 metre
champion Mleseret Defar who
['went to meet at her villa in
Like Derartu Tulu, she's
been a role model to young
i)vomen seeking a life outside the
'tra;diuonal confines of the home,
) although the effect hasn't been
.the camle across the country.
,2"The women stay in the
house," she says. "For a woman
In Ethlopia. running is very dif-
ficulr in Addlis Ababa, no prob-
leml. nit ve\~rs good but outside,
the w oman only works in [the]
hou\EI or is going to the school
et ery thm~ Is for men."
Every morning, in the heart
of AudiS Ababa, knots of run-
ners re strung out over the
cracked steps of Meskel
Mlost of them dream of pro-
gre~ssing to the national stadium,
lust a short distance away.
But first, they must grab
the attention of one of the top
Competition is fierce, and
the deep well of running tal-
ent in Ethiopia shows no sign
E of drying up.


M9 aa:a .aoots

Page 9 & 20.p65

An Ethiopian obsession



Applications are hereby inv;ited from suitably qlualified candidates for the following position:

A short term consultancy service to review. and Ircommendl a recorganization of the
CurrIiculumn and Delivery1S of the Tr~aining Pr~ogramme being executed under the National
STr-aining Project for Youth Empowferment

Riequ~irelnents for the Pojitionl are as follow~s. v:iz:

*A Master's Desiree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
*A Bachelor's Degree and at least ten years experience in the administration and
.delivcry of Technical and Vocationlal Education and Training
*At least two pr~ofession~al references

A detailed Ter~ms of Refeince for- the consultancy' can be uplifted fr~om the Secr~etariat of

The Board o~f Industrial Training, SIMAP Building, Lot 237 Camp Street,
SSouth Cummingsbur~g, Georgetown.

Applications should be addressed to The Chairmanm. Board of Inldustrial Trainincg at the above

Board of Industr~ial Traifing

Subject: 'Terms of Referel~nce f~or Short Term Consultanc!

Position T'itle: Technical & Vocational Specialist

Repolrs to: D~irector of Industlrial Trainiing

DurIation of Consultancy: t.hree(3) Months


Conduct anj assessment of the standards anld quality of training done b! the National
Training Prbject for youth Empowerment
Conlsult wiih em~ploer~s/trainerls under the National tr~ainily. g Project
Establish Proficiency~ yardsticks for various skill categories
Reeview t-heitraining curriculum for each occupation and recommend the minimum

* Ad e ontrhtle deqa ofa lailll matt7eerials anld handout~

Minimumn Stan~dards:

*Master's Degree minimum or equivalent in a relevant discipline
*A Bachelor's Degree anld at least tenl years experienced in 11 administr~ationl anld
delivery of Ibchnlical and Vocallonlal Education and Trainis
*Proficiency ijl Microsoft application and other r~elevrant so~ar~e packages


*A well packiaed report idenltifyinlg the curr~iculuni for each occupational skill
ecommnenddtions which determine the duration of t le programme deliverly for each

The closing date for the submission of application is Friday' May~ 9, 2008.

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Page XXI

rises have created a global food

unprecedented scale," according
to United Nations Secretary-
General Ban Ki-moon.

:.At h smi- s, "f ilr

to the escalating cost of fertil-
izer and energy," he adds.
SPnd yet, although there are
plenty of risks on the horizon,
thp nquere fact that many African
nations are getting better prices
fqr the commodities they sell
his Ireal potential to work as a
fillip for development and pov-
etty reduction.
"A lot of African countries
are getting their act to-
gether," according to Investec
Asset Management's chief
executive, Hendrik du Toit.
Whereas in the West, "we're
going to have leaner times

in the West remain major export-
ers of manufactured goods. In
Europe, Germany stands out, in
spite of the current strength of
the euro, while many exporters
in the US are benefiting from
the US dollar's weakness.

Many in the financial markets
expect to see the wealth, and thus
the geo-political power, of devel-
oping nations to continue to grow
in the years ahead.
"We're in an environment of
high demand growth," explains
Mr George and not just for oil
and other energy sources.
As the Bric economies -
which comprise Brazil, Russia,
India and China become
wealthier, urbanisation and in
frastructure developments will
continue to fuel demand for en-
ergy and metals.
Food prices are also set to
soar as people in these countries
begin to eat more, and as their
diets become more protein-
based and thus more land and
energy intensive.
But that is only half the
story, Mr George continues:
Strong demand will also come
from the West, where years of
underinvestment in infrastruc~
ture will need to be rectified.
Power, sanitation and transport
networks yvill need to be up-
graded, he reasons.
SIncreasingly wealthy con"
sumers in emerging nations will
also buy more manufactured
goods, which will need to be

shipped. And new travel hdbits
will lead to hundreds of new jair-
ports being built in China, In-
dia and elsewhere.
"All of this requires~ com-
modities," Mr George says.

So far, much of the focus
has been on Asia, though there
are also signs that rising com-
modity prices bring benefits to
poverty-struck Sub-Saharan Af-
rican nations, where economic
growth is at its highest rate and
inflation at its lowest rate in
more than three decades.

This year, at time when dark
recession clouds hang over the US ,
and Europe, the average growth
rate for Sub-Saharan Africa is pro-
jected to come in at 6.5%, accord-
Sing to the International Monetary
Fund. That is a strengthening
from last year's 6% rate, in sharp
contrast to the world as a whole
where growth is set to slow from ,
4.9% to 4.1%.
None of this means poverty
is about to be eradicated; most
of the wealth is sticky, with
little trickling down to those
who need it the most.
Recent rice and grain price

By Jorn Madslien
Business reporter, BBC

THOUGH painful for con-
somners, soaring oil prices -
along with increasing grain
and metal prices are not
universally bad news.
"There are winners and
there are losers," observes Bra-
dley George, head of global com-
modities and resources at
Investec Asset Management,
From a global perspective,
countries that import a lot of en-
ergy, food and metals notably the
US and most countries in the Eu-
ropean Union -are losing out.
Commodity-rich nations -
such as Nigeria, Oman and
Kazakhstan, to name but a few
- are the winners.
"Trlhis is the biggest transfer
of wealth that has happened in
years," explains Mr George.

At the macroeconomic level,
rich nations are getting poorer
relative to formerly poor na-
tions that are now getting richer
- an almost accidental imple-
mentation of at least some of
the targets that anti-poverty
campaigners have been calling
for years.
Nowhere is this more true
than in countries with large en-
ergy deposits, such as oil, gas
and coal though it is worth
noting that many of these coun-
tries were phenomenally
wealthy even before the latest

surge in energy costs.
"There has been a shift of
financial weight from West: to
East, particularly t6 China,
Asia, the Middle East and other
energy countries," observes Jan
Randolph, head of sovereign
risk at Global Insight.
Last year, this shift was
made ~visible by a 24%/ rise in
sovereign wealth funds or
Sstate-owned investment funds -
in emerging economies to $3.5
trillion (1.75 trillion).
Nigeria's sovereign wealth rose
291% last year, closely followed
by Oman (up 256%~), Kazakhstan
(up 162%), Angola (up 84%/) and
Russia (up 74%). They are all oil
and gas exporters.
Global Insight puts this into
context. This, it says, is "more
than enough to match the total
annual economic output of the
United Kingdom, Germany and
France." -

But although energy export-
ers' wealth is growing faster
than that of others at the mo-
ment, there are also winners
amongst the world's leading
commodity importers.
China in particular is also a
significant exporters cif manufac-
tured goods, produced with the
imported raw materials. .
"The largest player remains
China," according to G~lobal
Insight's new Sovereign Wealth
Fund Tracker.
Moreover, some countries

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Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

Poor could gain as

COmmodities soar

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1. The Republic of Guyana has received financing from the World Bank
towards the Prevention & Control of HIV/AIDS. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under
the contract for the supply of Goods and Services.

2. The Gover-nment of the Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids
from eligible suppliers for the:


Interested Bidders can; obtain further information on the specificatiohns from
and uplift bidding documents at the followifig address from 9:00 hrs to 15:30

Geor getawn Pu!bic Hospirtal 'or~porantionl ( Illcimpound

1. B~III Um C :.'.ulrj. ia be prchai~rsed byi interested bidfder~s upon
p:,n ~ ~ It- iii u.f fu.~blf c[S. Ir00 Iin IIh name Of Headltl
= e. I De.< r nit ~i ne mean.4 paymentr tlll ~ DE 0 company

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fro olsp e riF;I III Isni al ILL~ IAZDB.
,, a .mus A 1.1. .l la scaled ent elpes drssavetlo nddpoie
I, ?. ~ II,,,111 ii lmistr of Pubhlic WJjT Rs a clonun1 icat~7i~C:l ()for~ i 09. h as~

spl..1, i d ir epcsetatv se to attend at th~e addtress ._ucin'
be I q,,,,, ,,.11 the closing dolel. A uo us fromll locg ,sulpplie~rs m~ust be.
.I; :unanedI.n GRland NUIS Coml~p i~ficatecs. GOG~ ~rsene the nah i!l to
;Iip' i al l 0.1 .II nl u tto satayt rt epro culr emeni pro e~ cess
Ih.dd for. subm~issio n of quiotationls i~' .~i

The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Public, W~orks & Communications
Wight's Lane. Kinigston
Geo rgetownn .

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south-west (18) and the Bel-
gium city of Bruges (20).
"What the destinations
have in common is a something

speialtha hke tem ew l

TripAdvisor European commu-
nications manager, lan Rumgay,
told Reuters.
"Despite dire predictions
about economic downturns, ris-
ing fuel costs, environmental
concerns and airport chaos, tray-
elers continue to beat a path to
destinations such as these that

Thae thatl anost ere deter-
mined by an analysis from the
website that is visited by about
25 million users a month.
It combined input from tray-
elers' favorite places, popular
hits from the website's six mil-
lion registered users as well as
analysis of forums and summa-
ries from about 15 million re-

LONDON (Reuters Life!) -
The Greek island of Rhodes
was voted on May 1 as the
top European location in a

survey of the world's 100
best travel destinations.
Seven European cities
were in the top' 20, according

to Internet travel advisory ser-
vice TripAdvisor.
Experts said despite the cur-
rent economic crisis, rising fuel

costs, environmental concerns
and airport chaos, traveling was
still as popular as ever par-
ticularly to Europe.
In its inaugural travelers'
choice survey, taking into ac-

lagstt oni tir ol ct mn i y
the Greek island was voted the
fifth most popular world desti-
The Austrian capital
Salzburg was the next most fa-
vorite European destination
while the spa resort town of
Bath was the highest-ranking
British destination.
Five UK locations made the

top 100.
New Zealand topped the
international survey.
Milford Sound, a fjord lo-
cated in the southwest corner of
the country's South Island, was
vtdeed shetimoit np ula world
liful mountains and scenery.
The nearby adventure town
Queenstown, famous for its ex-
treme sports, was second-favorite.
Italy, the survey found, was
the most popular country with
seven cities in the top 25 Euro-
pean destinations the south-
ern city of Amalfi the highest
ranked at 15th on the world-



1e *.I. ..I Gus ana (GOG)C ha~s re~~ciceived nasicing from~ the itrAei
8. 110 1 IADEL) for theC M'ahu3ic; to Ro;~ l r.11 : Piroject. It is intendedc c th~at .

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i oln clgble suppliers for thle supply! of thle folrowij: itemns ESighlt
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Greece is the word

fo E I r O ean rave

Schindler list survivor

Mr Schindler and survived. "At that time, we, the survivors, especially those who w
~living in Israel, organised ourselves and we decided that we'd t -
'WE OWE HIM' car~e of him," he said.
By the end of the war, Mr Schindler was virtually destitute Mr Schindler died in 1974, aged 66, and was buried in Jeru;
and spent the following decades drifting from one failed business lem in accordance with his wishes.
venture to another. Mr Dresner one of only about 60 Jews saved by Mr Schindle:
"We [Schindler's surviving Jewish workers] decided to give him still alive says the legacy of his actions continues to be felt.
a monthly pension," said Mr Dresner. s.. My grandchild was [once] asked what she thought 0.1
"[But] it wasn't enough for himbcr p ~h at he -E .: Scdlkndler. and she said she felt that he saved her also." hre said.
a drinker and a w\omanisCr. }When he g pl00. he -futSS **B~ "HWe feel all the time that we one him and we want him to



OSKAR Schindler stands next to the tree he planted on
the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad

National Identif'icati on Calrd is a legitimate~ in~stument of idecntification for thle per-son in wrhose n~ame it is issuedt.
Yoiu wvill need youtr Nattional ]Identificatiot n Car~d to identify; yourself for several purtposes.
National Identification C~ards are required for the follotwing:-
1. Applyin~g for a Driver's permit (licence)
2. App'lying for a Passport
3.Applyi-ng f`or a Loan
4. Applying fo~r a Police Clearance Certificate
5. Ap~plying fo~r a Ta8xpayer- identification Number (TINl)
6i. Carryin~g out Bank; Tr~ansactionls
7. C~alrrying outl Post Office Transactions
8. Arranginlg Hire Purchiase Transactions
9. Carr-ying out tr-ansactions associated writh the National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
10,. C~arrying: outh tranlsacionjil s specifically related with Olfd Age Pensions

A2 Passport's specific function is to allow you to pass a porl (of entry~ or. exit). A Passp~or~t is not an ID card.
ANattiom~il Ide cntif~icationt C7ard does not expire every five year-s (as does a passport ).
An ID cardr is easily replaceable, if it is lost or damaged.
An ID caird is easy to carry around (c.g. in handbags or walletss.
Registratiotn. in order- to obtain a National 'ID card. is co~mpulsory by law. Y~kou can be pr-osecuted for not

AnyonL who7 w~ill be 14~ years or oldier by: June 30(, 2008. and is a Gu Lyanese citizen by bir-th. descent, natluralization,
or Is a citizen fromn a Commonwealth country liv ing in Guyana for one yeart or more can regi stern during the ongoing
House-to-House Registrationl exercise and be issued a National Idlentification Car~d the~reafter.

Source Dlocumnents Requlired For Regristration:
Y'ou m7ust be in possession of the following source documents als may be necessary:-
1. Original Birth~ C~ertificate or ai valid G;uyana Passpor~t
2. Original M\larriage Cer-tificate (alnd or-igi nal birth cer-t ificare ) ---in the case ofa namu~e change by marllrialge.
Mar-ried womecn in posse~ssio n of` valid G;uyana Passp~orts with their- husbandfs' surname do not need to
provide Marriage C~ertifiiacats.
3. Original Deed P'oll and original Birth CertificatLe in the case o fa name change by; Deed P'oll.
4. Original N~aturalization Cer~tificate for naturalized citizens.

All persons who a re cIi gible for regi station. butr are no0t in possession o fthe relev;ant supplorl~ing~ documnent(s) above
started are urgedl to tatke immelldiate tep StoP l a1cquire the said dtocumencrts in ordel toi Ric~ilitate their. respecctv\ e
regist-ration during: this HIouse-to- H~ouse Registratio~n ex~r-cis.
This He m-to-Hur~rc Re- nv. ew-R wk--. lue Juy4 08


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AS 1srael marks its annual Holoc~aust Remembrance Day. one
of those whose lives were saved by G~erman businessman Oskar
Schindler has spoken of his lasting gratitude.
Mr Schindler is credlited w~ith rescuing nearly 1.200 Jews. whom
he employed in his enamel and munitions factory in Kr~akow. in
German-occupied Poland. shiciding them from11 deportation to death
Dr Jonathan Dresner, 85. w~ho has liverd in Israel since 1949,
was oneL of those1 on MrII Schlinler'CTs list of` Jewish w'oTrker pro-
tected from the SS.
"All those who werIe on Schindler's list were lucky people and
we felt it at that time." he said.
"When we saw Schindler walkting around. we flt~l safe. It was
everything for us. It is the main reason why I am alive today: how
I w~as able to build a new~ life af ter the war."
Dr Dresner says he remembers Mr Schindler as a "very hand-
some, charming man" who naturally engendered trust.
"He used his charm especially on women, and he used it very
well, and when you looked at him, his face told you that you could
rely on him." he said.
Along with his sister and parents, -Dr Dresner was sent from
Krakow's Jewish ghetto to work in Mr Schindler's factory.

"Ever-ybody who was youlngi enough andt strong enough had to
w~ork~. aundl mostly people wecre working fo~r the Ge~rmans wre were
forced to do it. but this wa;s the w'ay that we thoughtI at1 thatl time C
that we could survive," he said.
Mr Schindler saved his wor~kers. known as the Schindlerjuden,
from the camps by using charm and gulile and by bribing Nazi offi-
"He bribed everybody! in Berlin aund he got his permission,"
recalled Mr Dresner,
"He told theml he needs special men aund women who will do
the work he needs... 800 men and 3100 women, and this was how
Schindler's list was born."
The story was immortalisedl in the book. Sch~indler's Ark by
Thomas Keneally and the film, Schindler's List by Steven Spielber~.
Mr Dresner's family was one of only tour which worked f or


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Paera ~Xl~b

recalls saviour


DON'T BE MisledD!!


5 B g *

2007 2006
'2,036,405,111 1,865,459,867
1,597 585 445 1,450,328,249
438,819,666 41ifi31,618
44,234,214 35,587.933
483,053,880 450,719,551

369,862,708 371,718,870
113,191,172 79,000,681
6,956,624 30,795,894
106,234,548 48,204,787

6.96 3.16

2007 2006
G$ G$

: 113,191,172 79,000.681

!: (4,581,917) (3,485,797)
: 123,272,973 121,465,710
S(7,068,814) 9,055,050
)(1,060,000) (2,687,850)
1~:23,753,414- 203,347,794

(13.292,781) (24,115,238)
1135 765,745), (127,776,845)
~1~81,665.f86 50,860,600
( 6 152.200) (2.288,900)

149.207,994 0 2.1
(2;.040,9011 23? 237 13~1

2007 2006
G$ G$

631,143,629 705.307,120
35,064,600 28,912,400
143.901,555 137.941,919
810,109,784 872,161,439

453.338,579 440,045,798
220.582,851 178.627,111
122.215,751 27,405,766
16.351,169 16,351,169
350,603 350,603
156,875,866 107,770,728
18,831.640 6,506,381
988,546,459 777,057.556

1,798,656.243 1,649,218.995

702,480.720 702,480,720
1.950,667 (3.043,611)
760,309,186 704,469,994
1.749,754 1,749,754
1,466,490,327 1,405.656,857

87.070,912 116,350,128

43,275,325 39,626,949
139,822,514 61,805.604
34,985,784 25.779,457
245.095,004 127,212,010

1,798.656.243 1,649,218.995

(59,989,677) (27,679,707)
4,581,917 3.485,797
(49,109,482) (52,349,337)
66,104,521 26,481,750
1.060,000 2,825,000

(37,352,721) (47,236,497)

(50,395.356) (50,.395,356)
(50,395,356) (50,395.356)
34,419,016 (20,841,576)
S114,277,109 135,118,685


Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

Income Statement Fon ru~L 48~ END O DECEMR 28007

Cost of sales
Gross profit
Other income

Administrative and general expeiises '
Profit for the year before taxatibn :
Profit for the year after taxation :'

Earnings per share ~

Cash Flow Statement FOR THE YEAR NDE St 6ECEMBER 2007

Operating activities:
Profit for the year before taxation

Adjustment for -
Interest received .
(Gain)/loss on disposal of investment
Gain on disposal of fixed assets

Changes in working capital:
Inventory, stores and work-in-progress
Receivables and prepayments
Payables andi accruals
Defined benefit asset ~

Cash generated from operations
Taxes paid

Net cash provided by operating activities

capital .




702,480,720 706,660,563 '1,749,754


-. ..._ (50,395L3561 _..~
702,480,720~ 70 .69,994 179,754

-106,234,548 -
-....... 1.... .(06,234,548 %.~

Balance at 1 January 2006
Total income and expenses
recognized directly in equity
Adjustment to fair market values
Profit after taxation
Total recognised income and expenses
Dividends paid
Balance at 1 January 2007
Total income and expenses
recognized directly in equity
Adjustment to fair market values
Profit after taxation
Total recognized income and expenses
Dividends paid
At 31 December 200<

(7:513,885) 1:403,377,152


:; 122,167,093








Investing activities:
Payments to acquire investments
Interest received
Payments to acquire fixed assets
Proceeds on sale of investments
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

Net cash used in investing activities

Financing activities:
Dividends paid
Net cash used in financing activities
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

........ . -


702,480,720 760,309.186 1,749,754 1,950,667

Balance Sheet ArS AT YEuiAo E31 DEcrMBERa 2007

Non-current assets
Fixed assets
Defined benefit

Current assets
Inventory, stores and work-in-progress
Trade receivables
Other receivables and prepayrrents
Taxes recoverable
External payments deposits
Fixed deposits
Cash on hand and at bank


Capital and reserves
Share capital
Other reserve
Retained earnings
Capital reserve

Non-current liabilities
Deferred tax

Current liabilities
Trade payables
Other payables and accruals
Bank overdraft (secured)


5 216,968,41


Manufacturing: Edible Fats, Soap, Detergent and ice Cream.


Dr. Leslie Chin
Mr. Edward A. Beharry
Mr cPaul C.Cheong
Mr. Suresh Edward Beharry
Mr. Raymond Ramsaroop

As.Andna is Faer-Phang

31/1 2/2007 31/1 2/2006
1,769,288,198 1,667,893,268
156,760,738 90.356.754
110,356,181 107,209,845
2.036.405,111 1,865,459,867

Shares Hilld
31t 1 2007

Shares Held


There are no service contracts for the Directors proposed for re-electionl..t no time during the current
financial year has any Director been a party to a material contract with the Company or was materially
interested in any contract which was significant in relation to the Company'~s business.
The following held substantial interest in the Share Capital as at Decemb r 1i~st, 2007.


31-Dec -2006

Secure Intemnational Finance Co. Inc.
Demeraris Mutual Life Assurance

These financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on April 3, 2008

On behalf of the Board:

.Dieor.......sM..~.r...... .!.......... Director

A substantial interest is defined as any holding of 5%b or more of the issued Share Capital of the Company.

31-Dec-2007 31-Dec -2006
S50, 395, 356 50, 395, 356

D~M ri L 3dnFe

Spent of Charri#r M ity,F YEARENDEQ340 ~6~i;F.~

Report of the D~irectors 'f.
These Financial Statements comply with international Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and provisions of the
Securities Industry Act 1998. The accounting policies are consistent with those used on the Company's Audited
Financial Statements for year ended December 31st, 2006.
Taxation is recognized based on the best estimate Of the effective innlual corporation jnd property tax rate for the


ARIES Your gut instincts might be great for figuring out what to wear
on a Friday night, but they are not enough when it comes to getting a
handle on your finances. You need to put forth a little bit more effort
When it comes to adhering to your budget. You might think that one o0-
Stwo slips here and there don't matter too much, but they are adding
up. Before it's too late, do a detailed review of what money you have-
and what money you owe. You will catch things just in time if you ac:

TAURUS Get as involved as you can in upcoming social activities a
much as your schedule allows.. Your charming personality plays a ver,
valued role in your circle of friends, and things are just not the same
when you are not around. They miss you and your funny remarks ane
want to find out what's been going on in your life. And you could use
dose of that wonderful, intense positive energy that hanging out wit
your favorite people always brings to your life.
Il A~ li GEMINI Are you feeling intimidated by someone whose intellectual
prowess is getting a lot of attention? That's nonsense! You are just a.;
smart as they are, albeit in different ways. It's time to understand your
hidden strengths and bring them out. You have something to say that
people need to listen to but they are not going to get the chance to
hear it unless you speak up, and speak up loudly. Wait for your open-
ing in that conversation or meeting, and then take it!

t CANCER Your brain is on a definite intellectual upswing today so goofy
.. : sitcoms, gossipy magazines and silly websites are just not going to cut
'' '''it for your hungry brain. Right now, you are eager for work. You need
/;; 1,;\ a challenge the crazier the better! Stretching your body feels so good,
'( 1' and so will stretching your mind. Hop on board with a friend or coworker's
latest project, they will love your involvement and' give you a nice big
chunk of responsibility. This is what you've been waiting for.
LEO Today you just might discover that you and one of the big time
power players in your social group have a common goal! This is great
news, because having them on your side will just about guarantee
your success. This is a cause for celebration and you should be sure
4 to invite this new friend of yours along. Do some things over the next
few days that are lavish, fun and completely over the top. It's the
perfect time for a last minute weekend getaway.
a new pesnon the scene
Some soul searching could be required on this matter today.Thcocs
you make about the people you invite into your life are the most im-
4. portant choices you can make, and you need to make sure you're choos-
/4 1 ing these people based on the right reasons. Disposable friendships
,@hk might give you someone to shoot the breeze with, but they offer very
little value.

LIBRA Everything in your life today is connected in: some way the-
world is getting smaller! This beautiful harmony will create a warm feeling
inside of you all day long, and you will love feeling so in synch with the
rest of the world. This is a wonderful day for meeting people, going on
al date, or starting a new job. Don't b~e surprised if you are able to fin-
ish other people's sentences and anticipate what they need before they
even realize that they need it.
SCORPIO Confidence is invalijable but if you are outmatched in
Sa ~competition today, it's important for you to realize that your op-
C~C~ ponent just might be a stronger force than you. It sounds crazy,
but it is a possibility and it's one you should be prepared for.
-'lru You might want to soften your techniques and avoid burning any
bi-idges that you~ might need to cross over later. Play nice and stay
respectful. Because if you don't come out of this victorious, you
Need to at least be liked

SAGITTARIUS Try to stop thinking so much with your heart! Sure, it's
an important muscle -- but in regards to the matters you'll be dealing
with today, you need to take an analytical perspective, not an emo-
tional one. Think things through logically and .get your distance from
situations or people who could upset you and distract you from think-
ing clearly..Once you shift your way of thinking, you will suddenly see
how much easier it is to make the decisions you need to make.
CAPRICORN Your creativity is quite vibrant right now -- it's going to
hum in your brain all day long, driving you nuts, until you utilize it! Seek
ou ew wasmtokaddh mor yo erhyhn and dance to your life -- f iyou
poems. Draw a funny doodle for the family fridge. Teach your dog how
to tango. Express yourself in silly, uninhibited ways and before you know
it, you'll see the world in an entirely new way.

AQUARIUS You have been feeling a stronger connection growing with
one of your older relatives lately, and this is something you should ex-
n pore today. Make plans I:or a
ha\l:: !.': been thee :. I 0.-, iut the'~\' ka'L" v1 you btter than you' think<
thec~ Co. They can :-cl y/ou some~ har~sh~ trths about life in a way that
wvill feel inspiring.

PISCES Some strange and confusing communication has been go-
ing on between you and a few coworkers, and today you need to
~OB~ get to the bottom of it. Email communication is efficient and easy,
but it doesn't convey tone of voice accurately. Someone is making
assumptions about how someone feels that just aren't accurate,
and if things aren't nipped in the bud early enough, they could
snowball into a big problem that could take a while to solve. Go
for face to face communication today.

P.O. Box 323, Tunapuna
Vv~-~iTrinidad. WI


Th~e Council of Legal Education is a regional institution, which has oversight of
legal education and the qualifications for legal practice in the West Indies. It
administers three professional Law Schools, Nonnan Manley Law School. in
Jamaica, Hugh Wooding Lawv School in Trinidad & Tobago and Eugene Dupuch
Law School in The Bahamas.

The Council is inviting applications for the position of Principal of th~e Eugene
Dupuch Law School. The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties
on Monday, August43,2008.

The Person:
Applicants must be attorneys-at-law with not less than tenl (10) years stan~chng at
the Bar and /or in the Ju~diciary of any Commonwealth Caribbean territory.
Qualifications and/or experienceifnadmin~istration, academia or finance would be
an asset. The successful applicant should have or be willing to develop the
fo Blowing core competencies:

Human Relations Skills
Leadership Skills
Management Skills
*Strategic Planning Skills

The Position:
The Principal of the Law School shall be responsible to the Council for the
organization and administration ofthe Law School and of the courses ofstudy and
practical instruction and shall exercise such other functions of the Council as the
Council may from time to time entrust to him/her.

Benefits Include: ~

Travel Allowance.
AHousing Allowance
*, Free use ofa motor vehicle
Five (5) weeks annual vacation leave
A Study' and Travel Grant
*, ABook Grant ;
Membership in aContributory Pension Scheme
Member-ship in aGlroup Health Plan
Other allowances specific to the particular school

Where appropriate, removal expenses and up to five (5) full economy c ass
passages and baggage allowance will be paid on appointment and on not al
termination. I

Six (6) copies of letter of application and letters of recommendation from three
(3) referees, accompanied by curriculum vitae and supporting documents sht~iuld
be sent under confidential coverno laterthan May. 22 2008, to: ?

P.O. BOX 323

Only:shor~tlisted applicants will be acknowvledSed.

For a copy of the advertisement andt/or further particular-s, please refer to

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His imagination resembled

the wings of an ostrich. It

enabled him to run, though
DOt to soar.
LORD MACAULAY (800-1859) Essays and
Biographies. John Dryden (Edinburgh Review
January, 1828)

and examines qualities or characteristics of those catego-
ries. Examples: What organisms are considered fungi?
How do you characterise the writing of Stephen King?

6) Problem and Solution: Examines aspects of a com-
plex problem and explores or proposes possible solutions.
Examples are: How can your institution increase literacy
in children? What can be done to protect baby girls to-
day from sexual harassment?

Ifj-ou were asked to wnite about any aspect of school
life for your school's newspaper, what would you write
about? Choose a topic and tell which kind of expository
writing would help you meet your goal.

The Passage

Read the passage below. You will notice that to
explore the qualities and characteristics of the topic
in hand, the authors have used a combination of ex-
pository types.
You will find also that they begin by explaining how
forests tend to inhibit avalanches, and then they discuss
what happens when areas are deforested for building or
heating purposes. Finally, the authors describe how re-
forestation can prevent avalanches.

READ: In many cases, the villagers made the ava-
lanche problem worse. Before settlement, dense for-
ests covered many of the steep slopes above the val-
leys. The forests inhibited large avalanches, since cata-
strophic avalanches do not originate in a heavy forest,
and avalanches travelling into such a forest will often
slow as the snow encounters the trees. A forest tends
to diminish the speed of the snow and break up the ava-
lanche. However, the villagers have cut down the for-
est for building and heating purposes. In many areas
the trees never grew back, leaving the slopes bare and
smooth a perfect track for the run of a snow ava-
:lanche. A prime example of deforestation is in the val-
ley of Ursental in Central Switzerland. Above the town
of Andermatt, there remains just a wedge of trees, while
. the remainder of the steep slope is bare. Up valley, near
the Furka Pass, is the town of Hospental, which also
maintains its own protective wedge of trees. As the
story Is told, the inhabitants of the valley systematically
cut 'down the forests that covered the steep slopes on
bjothi sides. Almost too late they realized their mistake:
they saw that on the bare, treeless slopes, huge ava-
lanches began descending to the valley floor, making
travel between towns extremely dangerous. All tree-cut-
ting stopped and the wedges of trees above the towns
were preserved. Reforestation, the systematic planting
of trees, continues today in the Ursental, to thicken the
wedges that are periodically thinned by avalanches.
Betsy Armstrong & Knox Williams, The Avalanche Book


Sunday Chronicle May 4, 2008

Hello students,
It is a common practice for students to work late at
night especially with examinations around the corner. But
even though there are wide differences in people's ability
to work effectively late at night or early morning before
an examination, try not to do it. Adjust your activities to
avoid stress and anxiety in the examination room. Do
enjoy this issue.
Love you.

Composition Writing
A topic sentence can be written as a statement, or a
question, or a command, or an exclamation. It can be
short or long (some authorities say between 3-13 words)
in contrast with those coming before or after it,

Try This
In each of the following paragraphs, the topic sen-
tence comes first. Read each of them, and then write
down the type (statement, question, command, or excla-
mation), and the length (short, average, or long) of each
topic sentence.

Here they come!
1. Card sending is extinct. At our school nobody turns
out anymore to post cards or small gifts and bring cheer
to those who live in. So there are no cards or gifts for
anyone to share. With their wild cheers and shrill pleas-
antries the school postmen have gone the way of Christ-
mas house-to-house well-wishers, and good Samaritans.

2. Why talk-back? While most teenagers talk back
whenever chided, many soon discover that there are
countless benefits that they lose. They do not get to know
about people: how they think, how they exert patience
with youths in various situations, how they behave at dif-
ferent ages....

3. Always watch your performance. The aim in de-
bating is to get past the opposition that is, the opposi-
tion team that is covering you. If you can do this, you
have a good chance to score. On the other hand, if your
opposing team gets past you, it may score high points
before you know what happened.

4. No one in the new housing scheme expects a
garden of flowers competition. A flower contest in
this low-lying area behaves like a well-beloved but
absent-minded relative on an unexpected visit.
Betterhomes people are eager to see it, enjoy it as
long as it cares to stick around, and grumble a bit
if it goes away in July and doesn't come back until
November. But depend on it? Never!

Paragraphs have Signal Words and Phrases

ParIaigraphs do have signal words and phrases. Look
~.at the list of some signal words and phrases put in Col-
upmn A.~ They are matched with their purpose in Column
BE. Take good notice of this! Do some reading and gain
.confidence in yourself as you try to spot signal words
and phrases as their writers use them.

next in importance shows order of importance
indeed emphasizes similar details
furthermore adds similar details
for instance signals an example

before shows time order
because shows cause-effect order
on the other hand shows comparison-contrast or-
in the front shows place order
for these reasons summarises details

Expository Writing: Writing to inform and explain

Reminder: Expository writing is what you use to give
directions, explain a new term or idea, compare one thing
to another, or explain how to do something. In the
model; below, the writers in partnership, Mary Crow Dog
and Richard Erdoes, explain the importance of the
tiyospaye in Lake Sioux society.

At the centre of the old Sioux society was the
tiyospaye1 (t?' y? shpii' y?) the extended family group,
the basic hunting band, which included grandparents,
uncles, aunts, in-laws, and cousins. The tiyospaye was
like a warm womb cradling all within it. Children were
never alone, always fussed over by not one but several
mothers, watched and taught by several fathers. The real
kf,,t,~P-mfnS~tdP~-'kpdid8 11Riff as-'h;t Hlle VIfeY
medicine man, to help him bring up a boy, and such a
person was called "Father" too. And the same is true for
the girls. Grandparents in our tribe always held a special
place in caring for the little ones, because they had more
time to devote to them, when the father was out hunt-
ing, taking the mother with him to help with the skinning
and butchering.
Mary Crow Dog & Richard Erdoes, Lakota Women

If you lookcarefully at the paragraph once more, you
would note that the topic sentence defines "tiyospaye,"
and that the supporting sentences use comparison and
several examples to explain the specific qualities of a

Kinds of Expository Writing

There are many kinds of expository writing; in fact,
there are six types. Namely:
1) Process Explanation: A step-by-step organization
to explain how something happens, works, or is done.
Examples are: How do you run a co-operative society?
How are; computers built? How does the human body
repair itself?

2) Cause and Effect: Identifies the causes and/or ef-
fects of something and examines the relationship between
causes and effects. Examples are: What causes hair
breakage? What causes mildew~ on cotton clothing?
What are the effects of poverty on children? .

3) Comparison and Contrast: E~jcainines similarities and
differences to find relationships ~and draw conclusions.
Examples are: Compare boiled custard and baked custard
or meat and vegetable pies. Compare and contrast round- .
ers and baseball.

4) Definition: Explains a term or concept by listing
and examining its qualities and characteristics. Examples
are: What is tiyospaye? What is communication among
insects? What is a dark horse?

5) Classification: Organises subjects into categories

Page 3 & 26.p65


Tenders are invited for the following vehicles:

Jamaican Ginger Cake

STABROEK Rotary Community Services Director, Mr Lennox Shuffler (right), receiving
the award on behalf of his organisation from District Governor, Mr Cees Dilweg.


Cookery Corner
Welcome to the 502nd edition of
)s "Champion Cookery Corner", a
r ~weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Thtis week is the last of our s~r~ies on flav~ourings for dresserts. >Fi enid wuith spicy Ging~er Popurlar
inta wide rrrane ofdishes, itisfeaturedrrl in manydenssert recipesarfounld rthe wrld.

Standay Chronicle May 4, 2008

Page XXVI.


THE Rotary Club of Stabroek
is one of two recipients this
year of the coveted Caribbean
District Governor's award for
their promotion of literacy in
Sthe troubled East Coast com-
munity of Buxton,
The other awardee, Sunday
Chronicle understands, was one
of the Surinamese organizations
within the same jurisdiction.
According to Stabroek Ro-
tary President, Mr Dirk
Nicholson, the awards viere
Handed out by the governor him-
self, Mr Cees Dilweg, at the
District's 16th annual confer-
I;ence held mid last month in
Sneighbouring Suriname.
The Buxton Youth Devel-
opers Literacy Project, which is
the name of programme

adopted by the Rotarians, en-
courages youths to see learning
to read as a shared pleasure as
well as a valuable skill, and is
premised on the enjoyable as-
pects of reading and writing in
the belief that it is easier to learn
something when actively in-
volved and having fun.
The youths meet for five
sessions weekly, three of which
are spent in the classroom do-
ing such subjects as math. En-
glish and social studies. The
other two sessions are devoted
to sports, in that participants
are taught how to play such
games as volley ball, football
and cricket. The project is run
by a group of volunteer teach-
ers with support from Buxton
residents and Stabroek Rotary.

Rotary Inter~national pro-
motes literacy as a means of
sustainable human development
and the Rotary Club of
Stabroek has shown its commit-
ment to fulfilling this mission
through its ongoing support of`
the literacy project, by pr~ovid-
ing: such critical items as read-
ing books. stationery, and fur-
niture, effecting repairs to the
learning centre where classes are
held. and providing financial
and moral support where and
when necessary.
The project began last
March with just 50 kids. To-
day it boasts than 200 stu-
dents. Because of this con-
tinuous expansion, Nicholson
says, the project requires on-
going support and as such is

inviting other organisationls
as well as philanthropists to
partner with Stabrock Rotary
in making this worthwhile
endeavour a success.

Should anyone be interested in doing so,
the person to talk to, he says, is the Club's
Community Services Director, Mlr Lennox
Shuffler, who can be reached on 225-4607
to discuss partnership efforts.

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1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar

14/ cp grated gingerroot
1. tsp ~vanilla
2V/2 cups all-purpose flour
4tIsp. ground ginger
4 tsp,. Chanmpionr Bakingr Powdr n~r
1' tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
I cuip milk
hI a large bowl. crecamn butter with sugar
Ilntil fluffy; beat in eggs, one at a timec
beating well after each addition. Stir in
gingerroot and vanlilla

'Stir together flour, ginger. Chtampiont
Baking PowdeLr, cinnamon and salt; add to

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food cake pan, pressing batter slightly
h~igher at edges. Bakec in~ 35()oF oven fo!
about 45 minutes or until tester inserted
inlto centre comels out clean.

250g medium oatmeal
12.5g wholemecal flour
pg gntsp round eicr
Stsp Charmpion Barking Pc~owder
125g unsalted butter
125g soft dark brown sugar
125g n Iad Iyrup
300mi1 ginger beer

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Gently heat the butter, sugar: treacle anld
golden syrup in a saucepan urntil the butter has
melted, then imnmediately pour over the dry
mnixture and mnix well. Pour in the geinger beer.
and stir through.

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Pajero SUV Cruiser
Nissan Truck
Nissan Truck
Nissan Pick Up


"Vehicles will be sold on an as is where is basis" and can be
inspected at the above locations.

Bids should be addressed to:

The Company Secretary
NM Services Limited
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and should reach not later than 1 5th May, 2008


RY Dourdan and William Petersen as 'Warrick' and
issom' in the series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,

.'I .

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ACTOR Gary Dourdan, who stars in the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, has
been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, police have said*
The 41-year-old was held after being found asleep in a parked car in Palm Springs, California.
Police allegedly found substances believed to be cocaine, heroin and ecstitsy in the vehicle.
The star was jailed for about five hours before being released on bail of $5,000 (2,500).
The car had been parked on the wrong side of the street w\ Ih its inside light on, according to a
police press release.
This said Dourdan ap-
peared to be dlsorienred lnd
"possibly under the infuence
of alcohol and/or drugs" \ hen lq
approached by an officer -
Various pre sc ription -..el s~llP 0; g
drugs, and Iitms relatir.l to
drugs, were alle~gedly 1..undi rl b,
Leaving show
A nattle of Philadlol loa. .
IDourdan focund t~ame ~r. Ihe -
Tlrsitcoml A Dlfferentl i ,. IJ.
a spin-off from The (_ .. n
He is be st- knou n 1" 111

By Frances Harrison
A RAUNCHY Lebanese

singer is causing controversy
in Bahrain, where she is due
to perform for the first time.

All but one of the members
of the Gulf kingdom's Islamist-
dominated parliament have ap-
proved a motion urging the gov-
ernment to ban Haifa Webbe's
They objected on the
grounds that the pop
superstar's performance would
be sexually provocative, violat-
ing Islamic conventions and
Bahrain's traditions.
Organisers had earlier prom-
ised she would dress modestly
during the show.
Four years ago, MPs forced
the satellite channel MBC to
suspend the production of an
Arabic version of Big Brother
being filmed in Bahrain because
it offended "the virtues and tra-
ditions of the Arab world."
'Sexual singer'
Ms Wehbe's reputation for
.revealing clothes and sexy per-
formances have not endeared
her to Bahrain's Islamist-domi-
nated parliament.
But she did well in a list of
the most desirable women com-
piled by the website,
AskMen.com, and she has fea-
tu tdb un 1 t.lMagazine's
Her career began at the age
of 16 when she won the title of
Miss South Lebanon in a beauty
Ms Webbe went on to be-
come a runner-up for Miss
Lebanon, a top fashion model,

:nd tmare co toes TVan
the is ef nus tus hu h
tively unknown outside the

Arab woinebsite said Ms
Webbe's sex appeal could be
measured by the number of
prudes she had annoyed.
At one point, newspapers
criticised her provocative danc-
ing, saying she moved every
possible part of her body, in-
cluding .parts that have no
muscles in them.
But,' for the family concert
in Bahrain on Wednesday
evening, the organizers had
promised the singer would dress
modt tywas not enough for
Bahrain's parliament, which is
dominated by MPs who.regu-
larly conduct campaigns against
entertainment they think is too
One of the MPs called
her a sexual singer who
spoke with her body, not her
voice. (BBC)

role as forensacs intestsL r
Warrick Browrn on the L.a e-
gas version of CSI, wrhih aIs
been the mosl watched u- na
on US teleusilon for mll. of .
its time on-airit
Dourdan is expected to
leave the programme li\xt GAI
month, at the end of its cl th 'Gri

A spokesman for te>i ision network, CBS, which broadcasts the three CSI programmes,
had no comment to makel on the arrest, while the actor's agent was not immediately avail-
able to respond. (BBC)


Le ba nese

singer causes

Gulf storm

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ds'lZn TIMO rn P

to come out

VETERAN singer Tina '1hrner has revealed plans to tour the US, despite
announcing her retirement from performing on the' road eight years ago.
r: The 68-year-old pop legend told TV host Oprah Winfrey last Saturday
i during the taping of an episode in Las Vegas the tour would kick off in October
in Kansas City.
In 2000 the Grammy-winning singer played a farewell world tour that was
~.supposed to mark the end of her career as a live performer. .-

Mrg Turner announced her retirement plans during the first concert of her world
~i-. tour in Zurich.
-At the time her spokesman said she was bowing out because "she wants
~JF to go out at the top."
t~ ,Best known for hits such as Simply The Best and What's Love Got To Do
With It?, she rose to prominence in the mid-1960s with husband Ike, whno died
last l\ear.
Their \ lolent relationship. wr hlah featured in a film about her life, caused
-- I d~i-her to please himt In 19:5
~ O i~p1BBTSine then she achieved commercial success in both the UK and US.

:HRONICLE May 4, 2008

Diocese of Oluyana

Family Fun Day

A CULTURAL ITEM: Hilton Hemmerding, and Jeggae and the boys do their thing

- i-

A section of the congregation. Second left is Mac's daughter, Rosanne Zammnett

half hour send-off, which was
streamed live on the World Wide
Web by One Caribbean Radio
general manager, Guyanese
Bobby Vieira, was officiated by
Gorg Ferick ad R n e
Tom; Reverend Persaud, Dr
Evelyn John, Father Lloyd
Andres, Imam Haji Zakir, Pandit
Ramlall, and Archbishop Cecil
A stirring drum tribute by
Winston Hoppie, Menes de
Groit, Japer Adams, and Akoya
Rudder accompanied the once-
loved and at times misunder-
stood artist out of the church on
his fmnal >urnoeyh cAde,

yeas wsl crI aed i efo Jl
scy yesterday. The Guyana Cul
tural Association wishes to ex-
press its hear~tflct gratitude to
thle Guyana Tri-State Alliance,
the Guyana Day Celebration
Committee, the Guyana Broad-
casters of New York, the
Rajkumari Cultural Centre and
the Nritya Kala Kendra Interna-
tional Acadmly.
A~ndl toP theC mllan artistes
the likes of Wrickford
'- I*. Hilton
r0.ne~-o. i . Tr'lenton Mac,
Hughl S~a?, Dr" Keith IPrroctor,
to o trganisation would also
li;o to9 s:y a hE-arlyv thian~ youe.

oralmans as fbey Jie
~Sja- ixer Crichet ;

* Essequibo Coast
* East Bank Demerara
* Central Georgelown
* Creater Georgetorn
* East Coast Decmernar
* Wiest Couat Berbice

by elbrity Cricketers

Food a~ Sariety Stalks, Garnes, Neil Batrr7
Merry go around. Trampoline, Clydle BIutts
Afternoon, tea, Paslyio~ Slyo\, Mlark Harper
Raffle* Shann Hlolder
Hodericki Lovell

Proceeds in aid ofC the wdork
of the Mothers' Union

M LISic by:

perenniall ...-- Josiah rendering an itemi oCn he s
musical saw~ phioto by Lin~denz D3'1rekes

bO W

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Six-a-sixer Softball

Cricket Competition


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TKKETS~a $100

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Tghe public is hereby notified that the following persons:

rs. Ausya Greenidge Mr. Satesh Basdeo Mr. Vickie Sooknananr
are no longer employed by the Gjuyana Revenuae
AJutlhority and are therefore NVOT afuthorised8 to conduct
any transaction on behalf of the GRA.


At the presentation: Culture Minister, Dr Frank Anthony (centre) looks on appreciatively
as DIGICOM Manager, Sunil Samaroo (left) hands over the laptop to Nigel Dbarmalall,
CEO of the Carifesta Secretariat.

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225-5912 225-7174

225-6508 227-5204

Policy 4 V AT and Forest Products

The following forms the guliding principle with respect to Forest Product- VAT on logs, piles, poles and posts

Schedule l, paragraph~2 (aa) of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) provides for the zero-rating of the following:

"A supply of locally produced sand, stone, concrete blocks, plywood. lumber or similar materials ofa type anld
quality-used for- construction, but not including items containing imported materials, except in the case of concrete
blocks and plywood"
Therefore, in order for forest pr-oducts to be zero-rated they must satisfy the following r~equir-ements:
1. they must be locally produced
2. must be lumber or s similar to lu mber
3. m ust be used. for construction

With respect to thet second requirements, the trm~ lumber- is used to describe 'woo~d, either- standing or that has been
processedl for uISe fr.oni the time trees ar-e fe~lled. to its end product as a material suitable for indlustrial ulse as structural
material !iir constru!cti't n or` wood purlp- for paper productionn' Lumbecr has also been deic-nedc as ''partlly precpaired
timber", timnber- being "wo~od prepared foir use in building and carpentry.
Fur-ther, "Log," is dc efned as "a part of the: trunki or a large branch of a trece that has fallen or- been cult off ~andl is therefore
classific; as similar to lumber-. H-ence.logs ar~e eligible forl zer-o-rating once used f'or construictio~n.
On the hais;\ of the foregoing, piles and posts used in cotnstructio n will be zer-o-rated forl V.-fI purploses
However, when logs are sold to saw millers and intermendiary4 traider- s as r~aw material fo~r the productiot n of lumnber it
will be to ;ed at the standard rate of' I6%: h~aving been sold for the pu~rpose ofpl~rouction andi not construction.
Moreov\- r~ poles ulsed in~ the utility sector, sp:ecifically for el~ctrlicity andi telephone, ar~e subject to VAT at;1 the standards
rate orm Ii!.

By vir-tue ofi section~ of 35 of the VAT Act, r-egistered saw miller~s and intermedtiary tradters who purchase logs for
prductionbp rose will be able to treat the VAT they pay as input tax credit to be set off against output tax witl'

Fur-ther, where at least fifty percent of the taxable supplies of' the registered person ar-e taxed at the zero rates,
subsection (5) and (6) of section 35 of the VA'T Act allows the person to file a claim for- refund of' the excess credit
with respect to the zero-rated supplies at the end of the calendar- month to which it relates and obtain their reftmd
in a short time.

The VAT Department will continue to make public its policy on controversial zero-rated and 'Vatable'
items so that th~e public can experience the benefits of Tax.

Persons who still have queries with respect to VAT are encouraged to write to the Commissioner, VAT and
Excise Tax Department, 210'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets, Bourda for clarification.

M5.4.UNDAY CHRONICLE May 4,. 2008

.RCIA Nadir-Sharma, co-
:prietor of IT retailer,
;lCOM, 'Ibesday donated
ACR laptop computer to
Carifesta Secretariat so
to assist the M/inistry of

Culture, Youth and Sport in
successfully hosting
Carifesta X this year.
Minister of Culture, Youth
and Sport, Dr Frank Anthony,
who was on hand for the pre-

sentation, said he welcomed
whatever contribution the cor-
porate sector has to offer and
that he was rather pleased that
DIGICOM has come on board
the way it has.

"Carifesta is a large under-
takcing and requires a combined
efforts to make sure that the ac-
tivity is successful," the Min-
ister said, adding that though
small, Digicom's contribution
will be of great assistance with
thle work beingS done at the Sec-
retariat to have things ready in
ilme for Car-ifesta.
Respo~nding to the minister's
kind commellnts. the young entre-
preneur" Salid: "It1 is an honour to

present the Carif~esta Secretariat
with the laptop," and that she
hoped the gesture would serve
as a catalyst not just to other en-
tidies in the Private Sector but
the public as well to get on board
with the Secretariat and give
them all the supIport they can.
"Being a part of Carifesta
ha~s aI lot of potential f~or my
business which comes in the
form of goodwill," she said, add-
ing: "We have to show what

Guyana has to offer. The Min-
ister and the government cannot
do this alone. The planning of
Carifesta needs the assistance of
private and public sector and
the citizens."
Nadir-Sharma said in
closing that even though it's
only a small contribution, her
business stands ready and
willing to provide further as-
sistance to the Minister and
the Carifesta team.

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IlGICOM donates laptop to Carifesta Secretariat

Guyana Revenuie Authonity


VAT Policy Corner


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Amnerican States is offering a limited number of Graduate Scholarships
f'or the 2009/2010 academic year inl the following priority field:

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Information Technology
Engineering .

Applicants murst have obtained a Banchelor's Degree wuith at least a
Grade Point Aver~ag of 3.0 or above.
Notification of admission into a University within anly of the OAS
member States except G~uyana for the 2009/2010 academic year would
be advantageous.

Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary,
Public Service M~inistryi, I64 Water~loo Street, Georgetown and the
Scololarships Department, Triaining Division, D'Urban Street and.
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

Completed applications must be returned to Permanent Secretary,
Public Servlice Ministry~, 164 Wiaterloo Street, Georgetown.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is M~ay 8, 2008.

Permanent Secretary
Public Service Ministry

5/3/2008. 11:26 PM

20 i

dvelopmentnamongnHindus i

Jhandi and other flags and
Murtis which are proudly dis-
played in devotees' yards and
homes respectively.
East Indian immigrants and
their descendants were able to

Thle Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) inv-ites Tendocrs for the follow\ing project

National Comp~ettitive Biddling No. G;WI- ID)B- 20706- 2008

*Procurement of W'orkFs under the Georgetow\n Water- Supplyl and Solverage
Programme II Construction of Concrete Fonce at Shelter- Bolt-Region 4

Bid documents canl be purchased from Tuecsda, Miay 6, 20081. from the Cashier :
Guyalna1 Water- In c. Shelter- Belt, Vlissengen Road and Chlurch Street. Bel Air Par\.
Gieorgetown, Tel: 592 223 7263, Fax: 592 227 1311 for a nonreftmdable fee of
GS10,00f0 (excluding shipping and handling) or its equivalent inl a freel!-convecrtible
currency. Bids must be deposited into the Tendter Box locatedl at Nattional
Procurement and Tlendfer Administration Boardt, Main &i Urqluhart Str~eets,
Geor-getowvn, Guyana1 on o r befor~e9:001, Tuesdlay, Ju ne 3, 200)8 at w\h ich time they .
will be opened in the presence oftlhe bidders or bidder-s' r-epresentatives w\ho \lish to
attend. (Enmilannquecries toptro~uaywipp)

Water is life! Save it!

--' V-a.mamm .a.. ? Bm ial
A pnchayate(vilg tcout din session at the National

Guyana Power & Light Inc. (GPL) invites sealed bids from bidders for the
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-refundable fee 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
brs (3.00 p.m.) on Friday, May 23, 2008. Bids will be opened at 15:00 hrs
(3:00 p.m.) on Friday Malry 23, 2008 in GPL's Board Room, 257/259 Middle
Street, Georgetown in the presence of bidders/representatives.

arena ael responsible foretihe
dustry. The Indian indentured
labourers in the late 19th and
early 20th Centuries began to
cultivate rice on a large scale and
this was linked to the almost ex-
clusive Indian village settlements
which emerged at the time. They
are integrally involved in cattle
rearing, the selling of nulk, and
cash crop farming.
imver since the d8i80s, Ind an
liigl occupat onal profile ina
nomnic activities including cab-
tlrivers, barbers, tailors, carpen-
ters, boat-builders, charcoal
mankers, sieve-makers, gold-
smiths, porters, small scale
manufacturers and fishermen.
Today, Guyanese of Indian
origin are found in every sphere
of activity including business,
the professional class, politics,
relgin ad rad unios Es

a rich cultural heritage in this
multi-cultural and pluralistic so-
ciety of ours. Indian customs,
values and traditions have sur-
vived over the years. They
brought with them their main
religions, Hinduism and Islam.
Approximately 83 per cent
of the immigrants were Hindus,
whilsanother 14 per cent were
Muslims. The remaining three
per cent were Christians.
Mosques and temples began to
dho aur cloashal andscape laom
to this were the introduction of
languages Hindi and Arabic
and several other Indian dialects.
The Ramayan, the Bhagwat
Gita and the Holy Quran are
prized holy books in many

huA sin iat contribution is
in the area of dress. Traditional
Indian wear such as the
shalwar, sari, kurta and dhoti
are popular today. Some of
these have taken on nationalis-
tic flavour. The Indian ritual

From page 14

East Indian indentured
labourers and their descendants
toiled, and continue to toil, un-
ceasingly to ensure the survival
of the sugar industry in the 19th
,20th and 21st Centuries. The
vast majority of the workforce
in the sugar industry are Indo-
Guyanese, and sugar remains
one of the most important for-
eign exchange car~ners in the
country in the face of grave glo-
bal challenges.
Guyanese of Indian origin

fear and uneasiness. This
movement was not entirely
surprising as several decades
of slavery had resulted in the
plantation being seen as the
symbol of dehumanisation,
degradation and
demoralisation, and the vic-
tims, quite naturally wanted
to rid themselves of white
planter class, social, cultural
and political domination, and
to assert their economic inde-
pendence. With great enthu-
siasm and mn the face of tre-
mendous odds, they started
the village movement and

The importation of inden-
tured labourers from the Indian
sub-continent was part of the
continuing search for a reliable
labour force to meet the needs
of the powerful plantocracy. In
the case of Guyana, East Indian
immigration had its origin in the
'Gladstone Experiment'. John
Gladstone, father of British
statesman William Gladstone,
was the owner of the West
Demerara plantations, Vreed-en-
Hoop and Vreed-en-Stein, at this
juncture of the country's h s-



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. 592-227-21 80 free of charge.

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.
2571259 Middle Street
Georgetown, Guyana

The top right side of the envelope should be clearly marked "Tender for Clearing
of Route for GPL Transmission Line (GPL-PI-001 ). Do not open before 1 2'" 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
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.

marriage form and the extended
family system have continued
over time with very few
changes. Indian music, songs,
films dance and other art forms
have taken root in Guyanese
society. Indian foods like roti,
purl, curry, dhal, pholouri,
bara, keer and vegetable dishes
are regularly consumed by ev-
ery ethnic group in society. In-
dran festivals are widely cel-
ebrated too. These include the
colourful Phagwah. Deepavali
(festival of lights). Ramnoumi.
Shi Ra ri, Yotuman NabitoEid

celebrated as truly Guyanese
national holidays, a testimony
to their significance. Hindus
and Muslims regularly perform
their religious or thanksgiving
ceremonies. Evidence of this

survive largely due to their re-
silience, perseverance, custom,
tradition and commitment to
family which invariably pro-
motes thrift, industry and self-
esteem. They continue to make
valuable contributions to the
overall progress and develop-
ment of Guyana. Their strong
cultural ties are undoubtedly a
motivating factor, as they march
forward into this new millen-
nium of ours with a great sense
of purpose and maturity.
After all, Guyana relent-
le olm sek t htav ooet
litical stability and national
cohesiveness at this juncture
of its history. All its people
are faced with this ongoing
struggle in the face of harsh
global realities.

Page 13 & 20.p65

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225-6508 227-5204

225-7082 227-5216


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1. .The Mimistry of Home Affairs invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders to
undertake the following projects:

Guyana PA iB~.
Current Works

i. Repairs to Administrative Building, Police Headquarters, Eve Leary
ii. Repairs to Office Building, Camp Road, Barrack Street, Eve Leary
iii. Repairs to Living Quarters, Providence Police Station Compound
iv. Repairs to Living Quarters, Ruimveldt Police Station Compound
v. Repairs to Day Care Centre, Young Street, Eve Leary
vi. Repairs to Living Quarters, Charity Police Station Compound
vii. Repairs to living Quarters, Wismar Police Station Compound
viii. Repairs to Living Quarters, Suddie Police Station Compound

i. Repairs to Fence. Police Headquarters, Eve Leary
ii. Repairs to Fence, Commander's Living Quarters, Leonon?: Wtest Coast
iii. Repairs to Fence. Bartrica Police Station Compound
iv. Repairs to Fence, Charity Police Station Compound
v. Repairs to Fence, Cove and John Police Station Compound

Guyana Prison~
Extension to Administrative Building, Georgetown Prison, Camp Street

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and Regulations 2004.
3. Interested eligible Bidders may inspect the Bidding Document~s) and obtain
further information from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Lot 6 Brickdam,
Stabroek, Georgetown, during normal working hours on week days.

.4. Bid Documents can be uplifted from the Office of the Ministryi of Home Affairs,
Lot 6 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetow~n upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry
of Home Affairs for each Bid Document. The method of payment shall be in

5. Bids shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing nlo identification of the
Bidder. Each envelope should state clearly the name of the Project (for example,
'Repairs to Living Quarters, Charity Police Station Compound') at the top
left-hand corner.

Bids shall be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquihart Streets

and deposited in the Tender Box at the above address not later than 0900 hours
on Tuesday 20'h May 2008 ~Electronic Bidding will not be permitted. Late bids
will be rejected.
6. Bids will be opened in the presence of those Bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 0900 h on Tuesday 20n M~ay 2008 in the Boardroom of the
National Procurement and Tender Adm~inistration Board, Ministry of Finance at
the above address.

7. All Bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Complirance from thle
Mlanager- of the National Insurance scheme and the Commissioner-General of
thle Giuyana Revenue Authority.
8. Thle National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of
Finance reserves the right to reject any or all the Bids without assigning anly
reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest Bid.

Angela Johnson
Permanent Secretary

For Sunday, May 04, 2008 14:30h
For Monday, May 05, 2008 14:30h
For 'llesday, May 06, 2008 14:30b
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1utars


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APARTMENTS for long or
short term rental. Call 227-2199
or 227-3336

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
O gt ineStr ,cialor comda ca e
scalp trea ment and design on
nalls. Also Beauty Culbure availabe.
Tel. 227-1601.
ENJOY our special on
Monday and Tuesday
Pedicure -$1 500 and 1 % off
on facial. Nayelli Hair Fashion,
211 New Market Street, N/C/burg.
Tel. 226-2124.

BUILDING/renovating plan-
ning any kind of construction car-
pentry, mason, tiling, painting
plumbing. Prompt, reasonable and
reliable service. Free estimates.
216-0671, 622-0267

WORK from home for US$$$
weekIy Information? Send stamped
envelop to Nicola Archer, P.O. Box
1215 Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income filling
100 envelopes for US$500 or more.
Information, send stamped self
addressed envelo e. Nathaniel
Gemoren, G~uyana.o 125

ARE you cursed, de ressed
demon possessed OR need
adlam #216 te (2RO0 o h
23:00 h.)

COMPUTERels Sde & Serdoes -
Cal Kersthgs Cmu R iajs &
Sales Cente @ 22 31, 6TM8283.
Home & ORlce Serves avanalde. 24

Computer Sale

QuickBooks, Peachtree,
A4ccPac Dac Easy
Point of Sal '
Photoshop Corel Draw*
IELTS English Test
MJS Office 2007,
Computer Repairs -
A+, Dreamweaver,
New and Used
Computers for Sale.


ACQURE he kill yo ned
to give you the edge to succeed!
Module: Social Etiquette.
Duration: Y2 day. Date: 13 May.
Module: Dining Etiquette.
Duration: Y2 day. 17 May. Diction
& Speech. Duration: Y/2 day. Date:
'1/5daay. 60sture &FPo aem Duation)
St le.fDueat on: 12 day. 24bMay.
entertained Duration: 2 days. 12

NWorak hp d.D raion as e1
19 Jun. Etiquette for ch ldren

Dessin (B~as I i6Ad4 y~ra in
Technology. Duration 3 mths. 6
Marati(ust m made drap~ea'
Modern dance. Duration: 3 mths.
Dura in: 3 tsom6 May M~a sg
therapy. Duration: 8 weeks. 6 May
sewing. Duration: 6 weeks. 6 May
Register now at Visions of
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I$I, ~ l

DIploma in
Accounting 8

*Peachtree ~

*Excel Accounting
Packae $18000 o

PRACTICAL Electronic course
b gins Mav 7. Call Abdul
Eeectrois 225-6725, 225-0391

Di IOmR ill
Computer RepairS

PC- NetWrorking
(A+ Preparation)
8 weeks S35,000
011 Sa ur ayS


MIXED male seeks female
companion between the age of
40 and 50. Kindly call 668-5180.
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFl. Telephone Friendship' Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four

houA ZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friend. Information?
Send stamped envelo e -
CFI, PO Box 1 154
Georgetown, Guyana.
FRIENDS, companions,
maraeprtners. Immediate
Link. Juaenior/SnirSingle Datng
Service 18 80 yrs. Tel. 2-
8237/648-6098., Mon. Fri. -
8:30 am 5 pm. Sat. 10 am -
4 pm. (Both phones same time.)

C & S ROOF Garden for
weddings. Contact number 227-
3128, 641-8645, 645-0787.
EQUIPPED kitchen Julian's
St.$00 weky $5 O()dal

HAIR Dressers station, Barber
Station, Nail Technician station
available weekly rates at Le Rich
Hair Salon and Barber Sho .
Newly built. Call 227-3067, 62 -
1562, 227-1247, 233-2175.

S RsAJA ya Hind Clsee
incomplete s ritual st. Contact
Buddy 225-0677, 638-0730.

BEAUTIFUL Garden Venue
for birthday, wedding, anniversary,
etc. Call 642-4926.
REPAIRS done to gas stove,
microwave, washing machine &
dryers, etc. Tel. # 6 -7835.
FOR all vour culinary needs
large or sman Darties, weddingss,
business meetings. Call 225
2780, 225-2819.


'~WE SH P,

1 DUnsp mOAn ECpp rnn D
CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit. ww .Iaetnt

CRT 8 PlasmaT s~n

TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs-washers, dryers,
mirowaves stoves, dee fryers, etc.
FOR all your construction
repairs, renovations,maor
varnishing plumbing & nr
-31,on6-64M 4olhamed on
GAS stoves services and
repairs to all models gas stove and
ovens both domestic and industrial
special contract rates for
7e~s0 rn~tsl)72a01 Lawrence # 646-

WE do all repairs and
maintenance to all heavy duty
engines, caterpillars, Detroit diesel,
Cummins, Perkins etc. Tel. 218-
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, payroll preparation,
stock accounting, fixed asset
recordina. other book keeping
services. Contact 673-7572.
HOME appliances .r airs: For

units, fridges, freezers, TV, DV T
microwaves, washing machines,
gnas stoves, etc. Phone Ultra Cook
In.- 225-9032, 233-0495, 647-
2943, 694-8338.

MTRET xp r ened b60dd

EXPERIENCED dress makers
no cutting. Call 225-0571 after 3
VACANCIES exist for teachers
IK Primary P rSk o~ndar Level. 12
Kersaint Par L. Tl. # 220-
Cook, Barman and Handyvb~o
5C50ntact4 Ju~nr or Prlya 62
EXIST for 1 live-in Domestic/
Maid preferable from Berbice.
Contact Telephone No. # 226-
8977 home or 225-7023 office.

atat vgrls 03 7 0r io $

Technician for an Internmp Caf4.
High School Education/University
graduate. Call 684-0154.
VACANCY for female 18 24
duties included cleaning of offices,
instruments, other related duties
1m cmputer e~xpp. Necessary 625-
must have CXC, valid Police
Clearance, 2 references or
recommendations proof of
address, proof of ID. Gift Land
Office Max. 225-9073/4.

ex erened ONCashier. uthae4
mt- year exmputrteence. Aply wth
write.Hn apliatin. l and reereoncs
to 98Reent St. LomacyStetown W

SALESindCLshERK must have 4

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Syay's Sho pneg Cxe te, 98


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Apply to Ms. J. Ali, Attorney-at-law
Lot 1 Croal St. Stabroek~ or call
Trudy on 227-2636.
COMPUTER Operator,
computer administrator, cashier.
Must have five sub ects CXC or

GM rssanI Ecglih Idso m st h
to Internet World, 16 'B'Duncan
St., Newtown, Kittyl, Georgetown.
COMPANY Must have a sound
Primary Education. Apply in person
with a valid Police Clearance to:
P & L Engineering & Construction
Co. Ltd., 61 E V2 David Street,
KityG/town. Tel. # 227-4386/227-
VACANCY exist for security
guards. Applicants must have
previous experience and should
have a sound secondary education.
Please apply in person along with
handwriftten application and a
recent police clearance to May's

Ahppn Ce isE )8 foRegent
cashier. 3 plicant should be
preferably years and older and
must have at least 5 years
experience as a cashier. Applicant
should have a sound secondary
education. Please send
handwritten application including
CV and full contact information
along with one recent reference
adrels d to: T~heeoMa ger PA%

Vacancy exists for one (1)Maid at
61 E 72 David SreKitty,
Georgetown. Applicant must be ~
willingrte doahous~e wor andrals
wteh written application and at least
two (2) references. Call between 8
am and 4 pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Phone # 227-4412 and 227-4386.

-$4 million E"A2C26-1017/62~3n-6136.
100' x 40' Enmore Public
Rd., E.C. Dem. Call Richard 609-
767 EC ES, EBD. Price
_eo7 a~ble33C20n ct 662-5121,

64 ACRES of land US$1.6M
Call ,~:~"Carol 226-6809, 612-9785.
E25BD (7x410 x 80) $1.5M -
$2.5M- 70 x110) 5 acres
b$4eMLia46 acr~es7 56.62 000 per

ladO F triple lot ato DU21a~nOkosnqt
ft $18M almost 3 house lots
to et er Republic 3 house Park -
$ 8.5M 231-2068/225-2626/
work 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
50 ACRES, 50 yrs. lease land,
less than 10 min. drive from
Timehri Airport, 5 min. drive from
Circuit and Dakara Creek with Red
Water Creek at the end $13.5M
Tel. 626-7684 for more info

Garden, Prvience 63ni -42781

$10r -$1M, Oleander Gares 8 T
$1050 -hn $13 518/25M5 n 27

Wewr 4hrs a day, 7 days a we.

7 dysa wek
ONEOD/roe 2200 q.f. ad in

D'UrbOlan front land for bod

k15s n2, ~rdd ga 73n- 40

LAND at Agriculture Road -
$1.2M. Call 222-15352, 621-6820.
Est ,ACRES of primesRea
neiahbour ood). Call Cprocl -
226-6809, 612-9785.
0000 so f. .nand $006MMCa
Carol 226-6809, 612-9785.
200 ft., house lot, access to
electricity and water 50 year
leases. Tel. 638-8582.
ONE point one acre of land
located at Public Rd., Melanie
Damishana, ECD. Large land for
bond, school, church, storage or
to build another ten houses. ball
Petes Real Estate, Lot 2 Georae
Street. 231-7432, 223-6218, 623-
LARGE piece of land, one
point one acre of land on 49,000
sq. ft. of land, located at Public
Rd., Melanie Damishana, ECD.
Can be used for bond, storage for
bi aott tnr 31se.Coontt ct

6Cra 3Stret, Stabroek. 2 1-3690,
SAND Pitt at Soesdyke-
$40M. Su ply, EBD, road to river
- $70MV, omrieroon farm lands -
149 acres $36M and 800 acres
-$250M, Eccles 6 house lots
together $28M, railway line -
TM~ Diamond $2.5M, and
a ML na CeekR uhgway yn
Li' ht15 $60M B REccest -$.8M
Te. # 2$25-095 661-8015$P8.
LAND of Canaan 150 acres
-$150M, West Coast Demerara -
3R0 eaneds $41750M,eMa- 2~on
Call Carol-11 226-6809, 612-9785.
FELICITY, ECD 60 x 115 -
$12M, Oleande~ru arden x 8175x
- $15M, Shamrock Gardens 86
x 128 -$18M, Queenstown 70x
100 $35M. Call Carol 226-
6809, 612-9785.
VERSAILLES 67' X 121' -
Ressouvenir 150' x 120 8 7 lots

tGehr yB~ePi nc s o 3It
0oesdyke E2 acr~es226a4ro~x

BUSINESS space to let.
Cont. 225-4007.
ROOMS and aartment for
overseas guest. Tel. # 672-8887.

rent OOl S22 -21nb ht /di
8olcaled in Annandale. Call 6;15-
VISITORS, furnished
apartment,K~it~t UlS$100 per
week. Tel. 675s-0 00.
1-BEDROOM unfurnished
ap~~~22:artmentat Aexade Village.
apartments in reside iialaraas.
Call 626-9011.


.CALL 227-2612, 627-8314, 669-
Johanna East Bank Dem. Call
266-5079/696-5 88.Ca S

front building Call Richardmp 235:
214/6B Ri7OM aartmentb
Sd n).twT ki~ng 6e le (No 1
SPACE suitable for offices or

overseas visitors. Phone 227-
siuaNdE spaci Usrb dro m
Wortan ville. Call 231-6270/
1 LARGE 2-bedroom top fat,
rent include water and elec ricity.
Call 609-7997/691-0743.
BRAND new 3-bedroom(
touEa cuedlrkin 5eerha

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TAKE advantage of
individualized tuition for Primary
Students in Readina Mathematics
and English. Call 6 9-8316.
ENROL now! At Double B's
School of Cosmetology. Next
intak~e being 3n May 6. Call 265-

GET rid of all yorhealth
problems with the laeot medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies, including
hydrotherapy, diet therapy, spinal
manipulations, etc. Also home` visits
for bed ridden patients. Contact Dr
T. Rahat, ul registered and
licensed MeIc Practitioner at 79

StALE!f Novtelfst auind fothe ued

books from $40 up. Juliette's Book
Library, West Rulmveldt. Tel. 223-

ENROL now at Shalom
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R K's Cereatn uteds in
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2-BEDROOM furnished
@$65 000. Call 226-2372 others.
1 EXCLUSIVE residential 3-

durl rn d272 Uthsrnis.hne
FURNISHED three-bedroom
h u fr5 o eres aii s short

HAPPY Acre two-storey
three-bedroom house and lawn
Uith oa~r0ia Ms 2e 9Aski~n -
BUSINESS place, internet
cafe, beauty salon, office space
bond spa~ snackette and
restaurant lphn 683-0172

SECTION 'K' Campbellville
-unfurnished, one-bedroom self
contained apartment with all
cn~v niences. Telephone- 6-pme

aro nnd sf o KO 4S. RGU 6I
WELCOME overseas guests
we offer one bedroom,
executive apartment, tiuxurious
hues. Phone Diana 227-

boki fre goode~d woction I.oeffd n
in M l~le~ Sre.Cal +(592) 226-
stNEW5Pbrvirdoeone, EDslot
parking for truck, 3 cars, swimming
pool. S7$650 monthly. Ederson's
- 226-5496.
Floor office s ace in Geor etown,
approximately 1.400 sq. t., air-
conditioned, available from April
2008. Tel. # 225-4106-Mr
ONE flat concrete building
situate at 59 -61 Craig Public
Road, EBD, size 46 x 21, for
business of Beer Garden
nescaernd tnahck te and g oce ,
Contact Joel. Phone No. 266-
2051 or 686-0546.
$22 000 $25 000, $28 000. 38
00,$406 000 & $60 000. Of ice
flat $45 000. Call 231-6236, 649-

Bel AEC TPrg VEBl ViOMC rt,
Prashad laua Lamaha Gardens,

BtySA o Par /G rudeens Oe 1

DIPLOMATIC furnished 4
unfurnished properties from
GS Sn. Iea for ybo with h t
and cold AC, & security 227-
92469/22351-320 4 w55rk982422h5-
a day, 7 days a week rs
'AA' Eccls unse 2
stf~r~hdore Nd UScesfrnshePar2
fuly unised LS$650, Soutk
Rulmveldt Park 4-bedroom top

644-2099 cell. '
.ONE spacious bottom flat -
suitable for office or business.
Located at 77 Hadfield Street
Werk-en- Rut Georgetown
Contact Lvno Amsterdam or
2R"~o s,~d,,a F dee onP 2270676,
.ONE (1) two-bedroom fully
furnished apartment. Ideal for
couple or single person. Fully
grilled and meshed with parking
facilities, situated in uncan
Street, ~Carnpbellville. Available
2Ma~i st 6C3~-8 1 :Lewis 227-
5-BEDROOM furnished
house US$4 000, 3-bedroom
furnished and unfurnished -
US$3 500, US$3 000, US$2 500
UlS$1 500, US$1 000, apts.
furnished 3, 2 and 1-bedroom
long or short term, all residential.
Prices negotiable. Call 226-2372.
Dlace for rental a road side
location for either Chinese
restaurant or Ilquor restaurant or
aabouil'Rbl ctcLo ato 3C90 L
Deeara. For more information
Cna in person,
ROOMS at Le Rich Guest
House located 25 Princes Street
Georgetown to let for long term,
1 monthly rental, ni htl wee~kly,
rfieaodouble bed, sesy'
coane, T to cooky $i
of 2e3s1s4 Is6a23-1T 2.2736
PaExecutive HOUSE Bel Air
Rdrk, 18 Eapinu Ae. & Kaeteur
convenient, secure spacious% fu
grilled and air-conditioned 1
master + 2 bedrooms, 3 %/ baths,
double .garage, etc. A ents
embassies and internal lonal
orqa 2 lo~n~sar~e2a welcome:
0949, 619-9972, 680-13556 or
email sharonxs@nyc.rr.com

FURNISHED rooms for single
working airls, New Scheme Eccles.
Tel. # 233-2249. Serious enquiries

OE ( paopflat, id~ea f
Street, Charlestown. Phone 226-
6603NorN665-360B. 8 am l 5 pm
2-bedroom bottom flat 000. eg
No agent. Call 233-6742.
AT Industry, 1 2-bedroom,
kitchen hal 5d0 ngmtrhoomp ti
5352, 621-6820.
LOT 40 Duncan Street'
overseas visitors one, two & three
1 8604ms64Tl 2827-r3128, cel


NeW InlfilrHIShed
3- bedYOOM

top flat- US$500,
Eccles: furlnished
3-bedroom top
flat -US$500,
Camp St
business place-


676-2128 *
ONE spacious two-bedroom
&T,""nnifonn. Exc 11 ttecdnditionn
Call 677-0124 between 4:30 pm
and 6:30 pm.
EXECUTIVE apartments. For
en uiries call 225-2780, 225-
28 9 between 8 am & 4 pm.
Residential area, 24 hrs security
xONE furnished 3-bedroom
boetteokm apar ment rUS$3S00epe
Queenstown. 226-8688.
KNCEaWmon bee room axt Se t
condition -'$60 000 and business
,$60 000. 227-1988/623-6431.
PRIME business place
central location. Large secure
god floor, suitable for business

tolONEa edroom bottom flat
eolectrcity, ecov ha~d00ta~n ,
67e2-t3699t~ e. $ 0 Ti
DO you have property land
vehicle, etc. to rentor se l? Visii
www.netsurfire.com or call 621-

Sedom furn i he dpr4 en
$60 000 monthly. Julian 225-
EXECUTIVE house Bel Air
Park USD$800 Eccles US$1000.
Meadow Bank 1)S$500 and many
more country side. Tel. 652-459T/
227-4876, Ryan.
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartment. AC, hot and cold,
p~arking. Suitable for overseas
visitors, short term. 226-5137, 227-
Queenstown, 2 huge bonds -
Festival City, bond Kitty. TEL.
226-8148/625-1 624
EclONEEBupstalirs hb se at
1 bath, fully grg led wts
telephone rent -$7 000. Con act
Tel. # 23ed-5398 or 617-1041.
000 $100 000; furnished flat -
$100 000; ECD $50 000 -
US$1 5Q0 US$3 000 and many
more. Diana 227-2256.
fNhOW3-avalable -ful y
fo medium/long t rommu rena.Cald
226-0210, 9 am 6 pm.
thOCNDE hos sef Ifc taie on
couple. Tel. 664-7993/656-072 :
3/B/ROOM $50 000 broom
$30 000 apt. FF US$700, BAP
$60 000 bond, office. 669-3350/
OBo AEBD US$1 000 US$750,
Ee ir US$2 500 US$1 500,
ES$D2 00U0 D~ia0a e 7Ss2 7 -

JEWANRAM'S Realty "Have
Faith in Christ Today"- 227-1988,
623-6431. Email

S a3 500 US20, U $800
North Rd. US$2 000, Re en
StSe 00U$ hr0)00),U$500
000, Lamaha Gardens US 3
500, Hadfield Street US$1 0 0
North Road US$2 000, Better
OHpe U$d2e000, BrickdAtma $
Garen-U$2500 US$3 500,
US2500, S80 p Acres
-Sc S3 d 50,US8 Lmaha
Gardens US$3 50 6, Ogle -
USU$ 000 ~am~/~b vaarville

Providence $40 000, Non Parie
S$30 000 (1 bedroom executive).

sell 2V2 dhronee saa for rr s u
PROPERTY for sale in
Diamond New Scheme, EBD.
Contact Tel. # 642-9827.
GOLD Mining Block i Omail
Quartz Hill water and lan -access.
6727 rmercial poerty on
Cam~p St. US$700 %o neg~. Carl
Crl-226-6809, 612-9785.
PRIME business spot on

SCho~nnct r2e7 31 8, 61 65, o45t
BRAND new executive st le
2 flat concrete house in hi I v
residential area. Tel. #652-4 /
227-4876 Ryan.
Street, one stores concrete bld .
two bedrooms Celf-containe~.
Askin $68M Tel. 225-300 /
caonncrete bltde lon one (1) acre of

LG residential property -
$65M, can be used as a residence
20Mofficedll422bed2 2m house -
HOOPcDiamond,/Grovee Cornelia
WCD. 6 9es825M/3-4M27 -or,
DO cou have properly land.
ww~ets rfiroe.rconm or all 6V2it
PRIME property located at
Lot 37 Commercial Block
Lethem, Re ion 9. Price neg. Call
662-89 0/6 6-7043.
$12CD -$2.5M7 Kitty- $5M -
Ca phe v le $ Od. ear C30M'
Sm$4.Diana 227-2256.mp
BB ECCLES 2-storey
concrete 6 luxurious bedrooms.
Ideal storag~ebond, parkinR trucks,
3 cars. $30M/US$15D 000.
Ederson's- 226-5496.

3 storied wooden
building -$16111
Eccles brand
HOW- 2 family
concrete building
3- bedrooms each
flOOl- $23M1 neg,
Eccles- 3- bedroom
concrete house
IllSt Sell-
$12NT Ieg '-

Campbellville corner lot 50 x
100 $12.5M neg. Telephone

hoas~e Son 2S loptat 1eantdweo
Village. Call 227-2501.

concSeTe u IE ng w4 bdooamnsd
Concrete yard with a garage.
Transportedl). 314 Independence
BldLa Penitence. 226-7137.
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, concrete
bungalow on corner lot $19.5M
- Norbert deFreitas 231-1506/
. NO1 AGENT. ,36il Hubert -.,

kicens si f mlis
KITTY $12M, Prashad
Nar-$38M, Lamaha G/dns -
6 ,Section 'K', C/ville $20M,

OUT~n 9F~6at 7-l 221773M551/647

plopete Edw FMnd sartn fr m
Edun 618-4726, 225-26261
76949, Mr. Layne 647-4153.
BUY me. South Ruimveldt
$6.8M neg $7.5M. Phone 225-
5198/225-2626, 231-2064/227-
649 63262Weekwork 24 hrs a
SEC. 'K' investment 3faly
ggro~pet~y $21M n TonyReid's
ely-225-26 6, 231-2064/
26225.W~e wr~k2254-3r~s a8/ 67
days a week.
MONTROSE Public Road -
la large concrete and wooden
possession Prc negotiacbe.
telephone 642-0636 -

$17M, Queenstown KIT $30, ~bM,
Subryanville -$30M. K. S.
Ra hubir Agency 225-0545,
64 -0636.
S1u6bM,aAl ertow $M6M, 4hM
$10M Kitty $10M & $12M. Call
RANCH house New
Providence $19M, Norton St.-
$12M, Middleton St., C/ville -
$9.5M, Grove EBD $16M, n g
Republic Park $19M, Sec. 'K' -
255 198 25626 2231-01Md
15AGUE $8M, Annandale -
$ 5, Queenstown $19M'
Be MAir P5rk S3c0M La8h
Gardens $32M, Republic Park -
$32M, Brickdam $35M, Ol
$50M m -, Oe roien e- 7M"
Cal MdNol w 2P -6d89 612 9785.
JAMAICA, West Indies. North
Coast resort town of Ocho Rios,
hotel and mini mail, ocean view,
extra car parking, swimming poo1,
3-self contained studio
apartments, approximately 6-
storey plus over 20 furnished
inpW katis,woffi e, sra e
etc. Office Ily valued at over US$
one million dollars (picture and
valuation available Must sell.
Make ffer. Owe 2 m
226-1742, cell (592) 623-1217.

DISCOVER luxury homes in
gated neighborhoods with
swimming ools and gardens -

U 2 A E -$ 8M n a of e
$'l5M Queenstown $19M, Sec

Oeu lIc BarkL r $3P2haaik$d~amM
$3 M, Ogle $dM0M New
Prvdne-$70M. Carol -226-
6809, 612-9785
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar, Subryanville,
Queenstown, Bel Air Village.
Republic Park, Enmore -massive
cnre68 1.5M. TEL. 226-

226 75. QeEmallR HYERLNK

mail to-
hotelregency3@ i~aehoo.com or

w. regencyhoteigueyana. comat

Prashad Nagar -$45M neg.
Good Hope two-storey 5-bedroom'
concrete $12M, Garnett Street'
two-storey 4 bedrooms two
upper, two lower, second house in
yaed n~o dieay eeM pen Ai
First Feoderation Life Bldg. 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 -home,
644-2099 -cell.
buldMALL twC- torehy woo82tn
Subryanville for $14M, two
pro erties in South Ruimveldt at
1 aM each, Agricola Public Rd.,
residence/business for $20M, Me:
Doom Public Rd. 2 building s
and a large piece of land for
$28M, Eccles Public Road 2-
storey wooden with four
bedrooms, vard space wllket
property for $26M, Bel Air 2-sto e
concre e In Barima Avenue o
$32M, one family 2-storey
concrete building with land to
build s3 mr eo ve iPan smaena
Estate Lot 2 GoeStetW/
Rust. 126,--9951, 223-e6218, 4'31-
BB ECCLES -$16M, and
8$21MEEccles new modern home
30AA Eccles -$27M and
$35Md b'Urban Street $16M,
ri4cM AQ ee~n~sown ( derK) -
M ld~die in ar care 11n Di 6nd ~
- 98MM, LLm hAae. E Ar u e)
$70M, Duncan St., BAP -$29M
David Street, Kitty -$31M, Middle
Street $75M ne ., huge concrete
complex on the ED with possible
deep water harbour -US$1
miin ,Crai grSitleC/vile 1T4
225-0995, 661-801 .
BROAD St. 200 FT x 55 FT.

CALL 623-1317, 226-1742.
JEWANRAM'S Realty- "Have
Faith in Christ Today." 227-1988
623-6431, email '
Jewnareltfd aooco..Land
of canean t$1.5M, Houston
Central Georetown $500M,
Berbice Swll-$0M, Robbi
Regent Streets $20QM, $140M
$6 M, Le Ressouvenir $140M,
Lamaha Gardens -$90M, New
Providence -$70M $40M, Happy
Acres $45M, Can~com Garden -
$45M, RepubliclNandy Park -
30CM, $25M, Atlantic Garden -
$85M. $30M, Plaisance $20M
Non Pariel $20M, $12M, $7M
$2M, Success $12M, Eccles
$50M. 30M, $20M, Lusi nan -
$16M, 6M 9

ONE Diesel Petter engine &
5 KV generator, 110 220v.
Telephone # 328-7450.

a JH 12 35A motr0 cleei

YAMAHA DT 175 engine
cr, etc (re n~diti00 d) Also Di
1 NEW speed boat 20-ft.
length 6-ft. width at Vreed-en-
Hoop Stelling. Contact 688-8307.
ISLAMIC ladies grown
(Ejhab), Islamic men's outfit Ju),
also accessories. Call 227-251
FRIDGIDAIRE refrigerator &
3-burner gas stove. Phone 225-
8427 or 09-7766.

6 -TRK genrtr t

WINCH brand: wam lbs: 8000
lbs. Remote control, 12 volts. Parts
available. Call 265-1201, 670-
8390-TON Road roller working

di08 tbol lbewn 12 3m 4n 6

PURE breed pit bulls 2 and
3 years old. Red nose (aggressive,
t ood line). 220-3173.




1 WEDDING dress. Call 680-

neo~tia~bleL Cal r mo -P2 Oe
01 2/662-6269/627-7054, 585
Annandale, West, ECD.
steer working condition. Call 623-
3404/222-6 08. Call between 12
pm and 6 pm.
CANADIAN State pools table.
Price $400 000. Call 623-3404/
222-6708. Call between 12 pm
and 6 pm.
machines -$600 000 neg. Call
613-9000 or 670-6957. Contact

Roy.RTS for Dryers/Washers.
Thermostats, pumps, motors,
belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
KITCHEN cupboard doors -
made from Kabacali, Hubabali,
Silverbali, Simarupa and mixed
hardwood. Starting from $2 000.
Call 669-7360 Ann.
1 75 HP Yamaha outboard
en mne, transpore river rn
land, approximately 3 %/ to 4 mls
pass Parika. Call 260-4459/653-
PARTS for washing machines
and dryers, motors, seals, belts,
thermostats, etc. Telephone 227-
0060, 629-1939.
BRAND new Lister engines
one and two cylinder also all
kinds of lister s ares Contact A& A
Mohamed En erprise. Tel. 227-
LOCAL and foreign pool
tables and accessories, eg.
Rubber, balls, etc. Contact Naka -
220-4298, 609-3311, 616-3399.
NATURAL Organic Herbs -
good supply of Natural Organic
Herbs for healthy life style and
oils. 227-2145/227-1027.
FOUR-WHEEL bike, 90cc.
1100cc Kawasaki Jet Ski and
trailer, like new. Priced to sell. Tel.
1 AUTOMATIC gate closer
d00 olpT raw f mo g abine 0
$20 000, 1 set office wall dividers
-$40 000, 1 desk photo copier
110v $20 000 (Xerox) also large
5028 -$60 000, 1 coffee table -
$4 000, 3 new volley ball nets-
$6 000 each, 2 Hp desk set 600-
690 printers $6 000 each, 1 -
12v car vacuum -$4 000, 1
Hover carpet vacuurn 61 v -7 $0

PURE breed rotweiler pups 5
weeks old.F Ie 6150-8496.wih2

'en ines. Contact Tel. 222-6671
CALL: 680-2596.
LISTER diesel engines and
generators 4 to 17 KVA. 624-

CAT RENTAL. CALL 626-7127.
2 BRAND new Comp q
Laptop com uters. Reasonale
priced Call 226-2322.
BRAND new universal RCA
remotes -$600 and $800.
Contact Muslim 621-1517.
TRIP Lite power inverters with
built-in battery char lers 750 _
300watts. Call Ju lan 225-

Steet, Sub ynile forU urcMn
two properties in South
Rulmve dt at $10M each,
Agricola Public Rd.,
residence/business for $20M,
Mc Doom Public Rd. 2
buildings and a large piece of
land for $28M, Eccles Public
Road 2-storey wooden with
four kbeedrpoomeyrty sp~ac ,

Bel Air 2-storey concrete in
Barima Avenue for $32M, one
family 2-storey concrete
building with land to build 3
more houses and many other.
Call or visit Dave's Auto & Real
Estate, Lot 10 Croal Street,
Stabroek. 649-0329, 231-

conc AeM.30ND2 S1c2hebmedroo~m
building, area for 2 sand trucks. 3
ve~hicles. $62M ned /US$30 000.
1 storey concrete 3 luxurious
bedrooms, electricity, water
eaS~in( -rucks, 3 cars. $13MI
546600. Edekrso~n's- 226-
rbeu,"'s /tcho m c ;tebu~i Gngds
minana ment$ services. Ederson's
NEW HopebEBD -land road
hie rfa210'stora'. IdIn bdusinle~ss
neg. E person's 26-5496
HOMES in gated~ neighbourhood,
aresand swimmln apo~ols -
_ 22r76q8~s0009 ad2-m~o8e II Carol

5/3/208, 11:32 PM


mOcUhnEH102D tms 10 fe
1 frid e, 1 washer. telephone
65-73 0
NOW in Stock for the first
t er Grorae inf amat nDI Ce
22-6397, 616-9563.
ROUTER (e), 1 electric ()
hand lane (ne and 6 circular
saws used ices negotiable
Salad Mark tina Agency 689-
718, 225-219~ opposite Maraj
TV SALE 27' NEW $60 000,
2"used -$35 000, 18" used -
$18 000. Salod Marketing
A encdoqoste Maraa~~ul Buldig..
1 CANON SLR 35mm
caea(automatic, 1 Nikon SLR
35mm. camera uatomatic). Call
-629-7250, 223- 43.
10 HP 5 700 watts Yamaha
nrtrgasoline engine $320
Makita circle saw -$57 000,
smn4-stroke weeder $57
00 ""2;0, slo is blwe 12 000,
USED Cate pillar.39-Phase
atrao,706 KV 565 KW. 220-
440 volt. $2M. Giftland Office
Max. Don't pa more. Don't settle
frless. Tel 227-3854/226-05461
ATTENTION Security alarms
intallers. DSC Securit alarm
sytmand accessories Wrsale at
urnedlowest prices in town.
5 calll 645- 870 or 222-
ONE HTC 5620 cell phone.
PDA, WIFDI and Blue Tooth
capbiitis.Smart phone
(Wnosmobile)22GB memory
rds s ndlded. skiag $8a0
00.Call 627-6336.
HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis,drent a direct TV for after a
uard f ly work yvu w relax wt
of your choice. For more
information contact # 231-6093,
BRAND new in box -
Lexmark 7100 Series. All in one -
colour scanner, colour copier.
colour printer, and, colour fax
O chirne. C ssh74onlyc- 116530103
.we 2-72, cel631.
ONE Lincoln Mig welding .set
(New). For all your welding
needs. (So it says on the box). No
reasonable offer refused. Sold
2a~rk~et9 .Agency -it689-7M018:
Buildin Ops rJ
TYRE repair out fit complete
cm ressor new, truck engines DY
36166/408. Good for an
eppli nation. No electr~orw1, sma I
engines. 2072 gas 072

f r~ont b6u4pe Cns I LN 1S2cOCwa t
L5 Kickers speakerwuipth fur box and
Kickers grill. Rottweiler and
Doberman pups 6 months old
raoc MaTead nd22dw~orm, tai

cyi2 6-CYL NDER1Perkis n1d 4
2Pe n126 Ah ~eMkis aen. set,
box, 1 A generator, 1 e0a0r
Prnsengine, 1 MF 35 e gne,
1 welding gen. 400 Amp. 10-
tn wencn. Tel. 641-8885, 254-
SALE! SALE! SALE! 1 six-

Sa knd uw alole an
sawedknives, flai knives, saw
bld,1 hoister fork lift 2-ton,
1GE uLpn~hpt freezer, 1 Lscus
mrce,1 290 Tractor. 1 cross
4-0~s~a54, e6 -5Tb.2ej"5.5632,
2- 6-CYLINDER Perkins, 14-
cidrPerkins 1 .3-cylinder

xllsengine, 1 MF 35 engine
1 welding gen. 400 Amp 1 10-
tn wenc Tel. 641-88 6, 254-

1 LARGE 5028 copier Xerox
needs roller 110 240v $50
000, 1000 pieces new cellular
phone accessories bargain $75
000 2h new localeaqsuairusms 25x0M

nobbn an 2 assris e no 0

nibbi chair $100000, all items
areT)K rnade excellent. Owners

1 3Y MINIBUS. Cell 655-

1 AE 100 SPRINTER. Call
1 NISSAN Sentra B13. Call
1 EFI Long Base RZ minibus
P3tletconditiohi. Tel. 220
14} 3


mu NsEtM ts bishi Cedia6 am SAMMY'S Export. Any
000c~et 1 n mgs, 63 aon fcopra. 657-6857.
0 miles, one yr old. Price PART-TIME Cleaner to
62$2.4M ne2 ia~b 6. Call work in hotel. Call 226-2543.
serious enquiries only. or1 MAID. Call chandra.
Tel. 233-2614, 625-9970.
11 & ACA 21, Toyota Vitz Cleaner/Packer. Age 17 25.
NZE 121, Toyota Carina Call 651-8511.
motor car AT 212 & AT WATES AN D
192, Toyota Corolla WIRS ATD
motor car AE 100 & AE APPLY GREEN HOUSE, UG
110, Toyota Hilux double ROAD.
cab pick up RZN 169 & TAXI Driver. Contact
YN 107, Toyota Hilux Sherry's Taxi Service. Tel.
Surf RZN & YN 130, 227-7229.
Toyota Caldina Wagon
ET 196, Mitsubishi COROLLA BUSH IN
Toyota Starlet EP 91 226-8272, 645-2322.
racing car. Contact Rose .TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED.
Ram ehol Auto Sales, CONTACT 227-1216/646-
226 South Rd., Bourda, 3996/231-7677.
6644, 233-0591.
WAITRESS and truck
drivers to work at Brittany's
Hotel. Contact 688-1855.
ONE Waitress. Contact
E' ~Baby, 1B Shell Road/Kitty
Apply in person.
1 MAID, 4' days per week
to work in Bei Air Springs
Area. Tel. 225-0460, 610-
NOW i stok uto Waitresses. Call 222-6708,
Accessories Chrome door between 12 pm and 5 pm.
handle covers, chrome 2 PORTERS to work on
herarIamope clsrocheotrn wa tu druck. Empt00 5eacah
lamp grills, crash bars, rear Call 680-7910.
bars, side bars, spare tyre URGENTLY needed-
covers, spoilers, body kit unfurnished apartment for
(flair), all for the Toyota rent within Industry to Better
RAV4, VIOS, Corolla and Hope. Call 691-3458.
Honda CRV. PARTS head
lights, rear lights, fog HOUSE or land to buy in
Iamps, door visors, mirrors G/town, not more than ten
for 'T/Corolla NZE 121, T/ million. Call 227-3674, 622-
Carina AT 212 & AT 192, 2442. Also racing bikes for
T/Hiace RZH 111 & RZH- sale.
112. Contact Tel. # 617-
1041, 624-7808, 233-2681. QUALIFIED Cook. Must
have experience in seafood.
NOW available top Send application to P.O. Box
quality reconditioned 010469.
vehicles CARS: Toyota
Alteeza; Carina AT 212. EXPERIENCED hire car
Toyota Vista; Lancer Cedia Drivers with knowledge of
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sda nCDr (K y ab di~~ 60p~e to aNGd Port rn a Ken e
up (diesel); Mitsubishi Garment Factory, 13
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tray, 2 & 3 tons enclosed 222-2541.
freezer; TsoesotaO Hdaceealrt 1 MECHANIC to work in
d gfer ethveh sf lrebto ealnte doer A Tommodattiaon
sales service financing 6312 r6382
available. Deo Maraj Auto ONE (1) Live in
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226-4939, 624-0762. A Preferable a family. Contact
name and service you can Tel. # 225-7643/655-7536.
trust.TWO Office workers,

codition w r$o$M, t eDrf prceenee :hnic
Toyota (3Y) Surf $2.4M, 1 Construction Inspector. Ten
2004 Tundra (never years + experience. Please
registered) $5M, 1 2005 contact Lin 670-5759.
Titan (never registered) 1_ EXPEIN D
$7.8M, 1 5L Xtra Cab 4 x CASHIER. 1 HEAENDBED
4 -$2 3. H1 o' otaRRA -4 TO FIX CYCLE. 1
mileage) 17 H chr (ome SECURITY GUARD TO
ma s, alarm, lots of music OORKRDPAYE SH DIFT. 1MI
.R$3Mr neg. r0 t oFour ENGLSISI PDISHS. APYHI
$5.9M, 2L Tulrbo Xtra Cab ELECTRONIC'S, REGENT
4 x 4 (never registered) STREET, G/T.
$3.7M, 1 T 100 Xtra Cab
4 x 4, GLL $2.9M, 1 HONEST, careful and
Toyota V6 Xtra Cab -reliable drivers to work in a
$1.8M, 1 Toyota Xtra Cab popular taxi service. Salary
Tacoma $2.8M, 1 F 150 in the vicinity of $15 000 -
Xtra Cab $3M. Tel. 227- $20 000 per week. One
4040, 628-0796. reference required. Call 226-

Jecrp~t n efcrda vnd c 0ritte AdLE2Sa a~t on Rtw
v~ear T/vios- 2003, Ti Price, 94 Regent & King
%orolla NZE 121 2000- Stes.(poteAm
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2002-3, HIFIT 2002, SUV Georgetown from Mon. Sat.
& Pickups, T/RAV4 -ACA21 -7 am 4:30 pm, between
2002002Tbi HiCRV2002RD5T/ thheoagdeseof 3 andc45k ats
Hilx (xta Cb)- LN170/LN ethnic dishes. Call 225-7736
172u (Etr 1998-3, T/Hilux for serious en uiries only
(Sin le Cab) LN 100/YN 100
S1 94-7, Others Honda 1 FEMALE cook to work
motorcycle GG 125 in Interior. Minimum age 20
2003, Fork lifts 1997, yrs. Must be able to prepare
Yanmar Excavators 1997- Creole dishes and bake (eag
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PH19878TOCOT 8Car a 192,
MODEL $2.5M NEG 657-6868.
1 AT 170. Price $900 000
neg. Lady driven. Tel. 615-1201.
VEHICLE for sale Model 'M'
truck with winch and Turbo 672-
TOYOTA Corolla NZE 121
(e) price $2.5M neg. Call 612-
;!5, Jaya.
ONE RZ minibus in good
working condition. Tel. 220-5509
or 67 -7612.
1 AE 100 Toyota Corolla
automatic, power window, etc
Call Jeffrey 622-8350.
1 AE 100 Sprinter,
automatic. Excellent condition.
Contact # 227-6048, 621-2992.
1 212 CARINA, automatic,
stick gear, AC alarm. Call 256-
3216, 621-3878.
1 TL 10 ton truck excellent
condition price ne otiable.
Contact # 638-8825/69 -4624.

ToyotaOSpri terCEr81 acre~dit c
be arra gd. Tel. 683-8013
AT 110 SPRINTER Burgundy
automatic, powered, mags. Tel.
226-0176, 623-5926
minibuses for sale. Call 259-
0840, 625-7014, 661-7965-
192 CARINA excellent
codtilo~n66Prilcled 1.2292T I.
1 DOUBLE cab Toyota Hilux
crashed vehicle PFF senes sold as -
is. Tel. 335-5064, 613-1241.
RED Toyota Celica L/H drive
dutaiao elal 2AC1' re lln
1) 125 JIALING scooter & 1-
1?5 Jialing com81ete en ine.
Pnice negAT 66-11392 or 223-3N01.
immaculate condition $1.6N
ne Serious enquiries only. Tel.
69 -2292.
NISSAN Path Finder (PGG
Series), fully powered, Nissan Blue
Bird (eeds some repairs) $120
000. Phone 609-7766, 646-9513.
1 TOYOTA IRZ minibus AC
music, mags, power locks. No
aood offer refused Call 642-2259,
TOYOTA Ceres, PGG Series
-$1.2M, lady driven owner
l3eavsin ~country. Call 225-7131,
BUBBLE back Toyota Tundra,
fully loaded, 20"ri~m~s 4-door/bars
etc. Tel: 225-3808/225-2873/689-
RZ buses. AT 192, AT 212
AT 170, AE 81/9_1 $400 000,

4-O R MisbsiPaaj oo -
& 1 Dodge Caravan never
re istered. Tel: 225-38()8, 225-
28 3, 689-5031, 226-9029.
olwATeld70aTO OT cCarn c
lih.Excellent condition. Tel.
1 SUZUKI Vitara 4 x 4 F/
power. Excellent condition. Tel. #
1 NISSAN Z 20 canter, 200
gslnAtlas,2-ton. Excellent
driving citondiin Price $700 000.
Credit available. Call 680-7910.

Eeomti 6 2 ne c en

2 TOYOTA Tund a
automatic, fully loaded chro ra.
wheels, tray covers etc never
register.' Tel. 642-6159.
TOYOTA Carin AT 170
Worolla ACEal1 ("t a SErv1|
-a2 6-7lP0150 CiyTx ev
ONE Nissan titan 2004 model
cho e whesc. neer rowis r.

1 DOUBLE cab Toyota Hilux
cra ddv~e~hile PF6F s~e s old as
1 AE 91 COROLLA. Contact
A. Kmn 225-4443, 225-4534,
622-76 28 and 1 Toyota Ipsum. '
1 HONDA Accord, PHH
Srices3MExncelleCt Ic602iin7.

EFI, Long Base, double slidin
cnit usl Prime 'Ss1 3d .0E0celCeall
TOYOTA Tacoma Extra Cab,
PKK Series. AC ( x 4 CDpDla e~r
140, 6221M59CO2. c k-
1 TOYOTA Single Cab Dick-
up (solid def). Manual, crash bars,
roller bar. Immaculate condition.
Price $ .6Ml. Contact Rocky -
2%5-1400. 62i-5902.
1; EP 71 Toyoti Stare -(.
coorl Eutomatic A exellnt
Cnac Rock~yrl 225V-1 0,061-

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A, mags. Pnice $1 onat
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
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mauamerD ul V, wde rd,alanC C
0ccengirie) Private. $1.4 .
Contact Rocky 225-1400/621-
TOYOTA RAV-4 automatic,
fully powered, AC, mag rims, CD
player (4 x 4), hardly used,
Immacu ate condition. Price -
$2.7M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 AE 100 CERES, private
never in hire automatic, fudllV
powered, ACr mag~ rim$s, CD
alntercts o e, P22c5e-1400,1612M.
5902 '

CrivateS, aut matic, ul pOTwpC da
HC mag nms. Price $1.4M'
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621
5902 -
1 T 100 TOYOTA Extra cab
(4x(4) automatic, just registered
,,g7 -~C960n ctRocky 225-
1 TOYOTA RZ Long Base,
private 15-seater. Price $1.1M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400, 621-
1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private), automatic, fully powered,
ACmags, CD, alarm. nice- $1
000OO(. Contact Rocky 225-
14001, 621-5902. R .on ae
minibus mass music, immaculate
condition, )EI cat eye. Price
$1.7M. Co tat Rocky 225
1400, 621-5902.
ONE Vanette minibus, nrvate
3G 9tDD Nsaneadriesel ca00 ;
open back, steel tray, double back
wheels sold as is $1.2Md One
E atis MormisLMar ca 95-s~e~a0"
Terms or credit can be arranged
- 614-9432 (England). Owner

rMru sR ill~ W( R flSED $||([|||[

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4 RZ MinibuseS
4 -AT192 C **8
2 AE 100 Springter
2 AT 170 CaninalCorona
2 Canter, 2- Pick up

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdom Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

HILUX Surf 3Y engine, side
step sun roof, music, excellent
cnition $2.2M neg. Tel. 623-

mod~el R.303T 21 u 092
750 000. Uni ue Auto Sales
227-3551/699- 667/647-0856.
ONE RZ minibus, EFI, Long
Base, BHH Series. Price ne -
$1..7M;: one Nissan Sentra "B- 3.
3Prc 2/a 2e 6600 000. Call 227-
1 AT 212 CARINA, purple, 16"
chrome, rims, PKK Seniesb dip- o

6 T-551 206 2 2 E
b BJJS G AS mini-
buses0 CoJ Se, n's, Dublsyer'
Galant & Z tractions. All i
immaculate condition. Call 672-
TOURING Wago Corolla -
5A, AC, fully powered roof rack,
Iargdoorvisor, rears~pollermags,
Sm-orp, d hoem Japa22 Oas90~ne

4WD, 2000cc (Turbo) ;$1.4M'
dN( eanTurbroena$1. n aVnehicle~s acc
in excellent condition. Tel. 225-
7332, 225-9412.
c indeTOYOTceleT condition
ask iing 2.M 1 DR 650 off road
dr kemodel 2002. Contact
ONE 4 x 4 Toyota Land
Cruiser fully powered, with all
accessories, mint condition. Must
see. EFI, straight six engine,
ecellent ronmsumr ritn.O~wnd
userda $.5M. 696-4367.

Hond~aE riv 19980mod alsniclk
shift, excellent condition. All duties
aaid. Serious buyers. Ca I 638-
3549. Price $Mneg
Marnne E gli mraedei orrid
automatic 5 seater
$525,000 Credit cnbe
arranged. tel: 650-2706 a
LB 150 scooter Motor
Scooter, good working
condition. Price ne otiable.
Contact Carl 660-6 4, 627-
7287, 225-5886.
Diesel minibus never
registered automatic; F 150 4 x
4 $3.5M, automatic full
powered $2'.6M. Call 648-050 .
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minibus, BKK Series, excellent
conditions. Minibus gear box and
Def. Tel. 649-2450.
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series $1.2M Credit available
Tel: 226-8454

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3Y minibus, excellent condition -
$400 000, RZ minibus, excellent
condition $750 000. Tel. 220-
4103, cell 656-2384



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PKK Series
COntact: Shelly Mon-Fri
227-0097, 227-1964

TOYOTA ST 202 Celica
3SGE engine, 17" alloy wheel,
excellent condition. Sony
Xpod player, alarm, etc. Call
629-9992, 624-2765.
Toyota K.T 147 Wagon,
stick gear $350,000; Toyota
landcruiser FJ 80, 4500cc,
fully powered PJJ series
$6.5M excellent. Credit
available Tel: 694-1236.
RAY'S One Stop Auto
Parts. New arrivals NZE
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Carina, RZ buses, NZE Wagon,

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-42 000 original miles, AC,
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ua 950 700. DPnc i~9RR.Ha

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... all-rounder may bat at number seven

ANDREW Flintoff could make his Test comeback as part
of a four-man attack against New Zealand at Lord's on MaJ
15, after England's captain, Michael Vaughan, told Thec
Times that he was in favour of throwing his all-rounder
back into international cricket as a No.7 batsman and out
and-out strike bowler.
Vaughan's preference is a significant change from the last
time the two played a Test together, back in 2005.
That year, Flintoff was trusted as a top-six batsman and
formed part of a five-man attack that proved instrumental in
winning back the Ashes.
In his absence, however, England have discovered through
the efforts of Ryan Sidebottom and Monty Panesar in partict
lar, that there is scope for winning Test matches with only foul
"For a long time I was a fan of five bowlers, but since
we've had to do without Fred, I've realized that whilst fiv
might be ideal, it is certainly possible to do with four h~
Test cricket," Vaughan told The Times.
"That's the way I'm looking right now. Most other Te<
teams have a No.6 who averages 45 in Test crimket, so I'm looking.
at Flintoff at seven and four bowlers."
There are fears that Flintoff, who has already undergor.
four bouts of surgery on his troublesome left ankle, migl-
struggle to maintain his fitness if required to shoulder a full quot;
of overs in a Test match.
But he has wasted no time in re-establishing his bow!
ing credentials, and against Somerset at Old 'll-afford las
week, he put the wind up his old Ashes foe, Justin Langer
to such an extent that Langer hailed him as "the best fas
bowler in the world" in his BBC column.
"If I was the sole selector of the England Test team, An,-
drew Flintoff could bat at No.11 if it meant playing him," Langer
'"There have been whispers that he needs to score runs tc
scrape into the England line-up. But I have never known Curtli
Ambrose, Courtney Walsh or Glenn Mccrath having to scole
runs to be selected."
A similar thought process seems to have taken hold in th.,

Eand fo F d,uphis b whin rhthp oes eN cl ore nt ramle
than his batting," said Vaughan, who remains convinced that
the runs will start to flow once again.
"The only problem with four bowlers is that it asks a lot
of his fitness, which we'll find out about over the next few
months, and it asks more of Monty Panesar, who might have
to bowl, say, 25 overs on a first-day pitch, but I've got no

wo ast f a gman's urgency stems from his desire to equip~
his team with a genuine fast howler ahead of what promises to
be a high-octane clash with South Africa later in the summer.
In Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, the South Africans have
two of the fastest and most exciting bowlers in the game today,
and for all the strides made by Sidebottom and Stuart Broad in
New Zealand, England currently lack a cutting edge to match.
That is especially true given the enduring shortcomings of
Steve Harmison, and Vaughan didn't give the impression that a
comeback would be on the cards in the near future.
"It's unbelievably frustrating from a captain's point of
view," he said. "I've had him when he's been the best bowle
in the world, and I've had him when he's been ... (not the best'
I just don't want to see that talent go to waste."
One man who wouldn't relish an early recall for
Flintoff would be New Zealand's captain, Daniel Vettori.
who mulled over the prospect after arriving in England?
from the IPL on Thursday. "He's one of the better playel
in the world, so if he's not playing it makes it a little b-'
easier for us," said Vettori.

Cricketing centre to be ..

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the cricket of excellence, and ~tr~ining will he ongoing yea r.l
round to produce fuitlre legends for Berbadois and West.
Indies cricket who can perform well on the world stage." -'
Sir Everton, a right-harided stroke-maker, played 485
Tests between 1948 and 1958 and made 4 455 runs at an
average of 58.61 with 15 centuries.
The Centre of Excellenlce will be based at Kensington O\
and is due to be officially opened ahead of the thir-d Digwe
Test match between West Indies and Australia at Kensingt
in l' Ju l ave a number of excellent young boy\s w~ho D
very' keenl and excited about the gaml~e of cr~ickert and w
11ave to take care of them," said Garner, a former Barl;
dos captain and West Indies fast bowler who took 259w\ic: -
ets in 58 Tests.
WMe are trying to make cricket the number- ole g~amle
inl Barbados again anld w\e canl only do this by? ensuring
ilhni th~e frarnwwocrk :R inl place."'

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From back page

the past to the game in the
21st century.
He said he was indeed
honoured to be invited to the
occasion and advised players to
continue to climb the ladder
with passion, pride and pur-
pose. He explained that they
will face challenges at the vari-
ous levels including at school.
President of the GCA,
Bish Panday, gave a compre-
hensive review for the past
nine months since his tenure
began on May 31, 2007. He
pointed out that a popular
sport journalist wrote in one
of the dailies an article cap-
tioned: "Georgetown Cricket
is at the crossroads."
But in eight inonths he and
his vibrant executives altered
that statement with hard work,
dedication and sacrifice and the
presentation ceremony was a
testimony to their input.
Former national Under-19
opening batsman Shemroy
Barrington copped the best bats-

man award. He received the Carl
Hooper trophy along with two
pieces of cricket gear, compli-
ments of GT&T.
The little right-handed
Barrington scored 345 runs
and has been consistent in
the first-division cricket com-
petition in the capital city
over the past couple months
and he took home a beauti-
ful trophy and cricket gear.
Georgetown Cricket Club's
leg-spin all-rounder Ricardo
Jadunauth took home the Colin
Croft trophy for the best
bowler in the recently con-
cluded Cellinkphls three-day
first-division cricket competi-
tion and with additional cricket
gear, courtesy of GT&T.
Even the umpires and
groundsman were in for a treat.
During the packed
programme, there was an in-
terlude of cultural items
(songs and dance).
Gandhi Youth
Organisation's batsman Dereck
Koulen was adjudged the best
batsman in the second-division

while Guyana Defence Force's
left-arm orthodox spinner
Clinton Collins was named the
best bowler.
Most promising
wicketkeeper went to 16-year-
old Dexter Solomon of Guyana
National Industrial Corporation
and he took home the Ivor
Mendonca trophy and cricket
gear, compliments of Bill Ex-
press. Guyana Under-19 skip-
per Steven Jacobs was named
the most promising cricketer
and he was given the Roger
Harper trophy with gear, do-
nated by Republic Bank.
went to Linden Lyte of DCC
and he received the Badge
Menzies award courtesy of
GT&T while Malteenoes
Sports Club was named the
Special award went to the
Georgetown Cricket Umpires
and Scorers' Association while
Camacho received a token of
appreciation from the associa-
tion for his time-out.
Several persons were

awarded including Professor
Aubrey Bishop for his long and
dedicated service to cricket.
Former executives of the
association were rewarded
for their services and those
are: Claude Raphael,
Sherlock At well, Harold
Dhanraj, Paul Chan-A-Sue,
Rayman Williams, James
Deane, Ramgobin
Ramkissoon, Parmanand
Ram, Dennis Wilson, Deryck
Neblett and Alfred Mohamed.
Four sports journalists
were honoured for their con-
tribution via the print and
electronic media and they are:
Sean Devers of Kaieteur
News, Avenash Ramzan of
National Telecommunications
Network, Calvin Roberts of
Stabroek News and Ravendra
Madholall of Guyana
Guyana Cricket Board
Public Relations Officer
Terry Holder chaired the pro-
ceedings and GCA secretary
Shalim Baksh moved the vote
of thanks.

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deal with them," Arthurton
"I have told our batsmen
that what they need to do is to
keep them out. 'Don't throw
your wickets away against them
and let them work for your
wickets' ."
"'In the last finals, we lost
three or four quick wickets to
them and this is what killed our
chances of winning the match.
It is very important that our
players don't give their hands
away against these two
bowlers -
The Windies are hoping
for fitness of pacer Kavern
odewho is battling the flu.
"Kavern has the flu and we
rehoping that he is good
enuhto take his place on the
temfor this crucial match,"
Hodge is a key member of
heWest Indies attack and was

ruse with
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For more

voted Man-of-the-Match in the
semi-final against Malaysia at
Progress Park in Grenada after
he claimed four for 33.
West Indies also boast a
strong batting lineup led by
the irrepressible Barbadian
opener Kraigg Brathwaite
who has already scored over
400 runs in the tournament.
Fellow opener, Jamaican
John Campbell has also been in
form and the Windies are also
expecting runs from Kyle
Mayers and Ramon Senior.
Pakistan have been scoring
freely and have amassed the
largest totals in the competition
to date. They put up 332 against

The Netherlands last Saturday
and returned against Americas
Development XCI to score 416
the next day.
The Windies attack will
be wary of Muhammad
Naeem, Muhammad Babar,
Ashan Ali, Muhammad
Nawaz, Muhammad Qadaffi
and Zafar Gohar, all of
whom have scored prolifi-
The match is set to bowl
off at 10:00 h.
TEAMS (from):
Katwaroo, Donovan Nelson,
Sunil Ambris, Kraigg
Brathwaite, John Campbell,

Derone Davis, Rico Depeiza,
Nico Henry, Kavern Hodge,
Amir Khan, Kyle Myers, Omar
Samuels, Akeem Saunders
Ramon Senior.
PAKISTAN -Mubammad
Nawaz, Muhammad Naeem,
Ahsan Ali, Ahsan Mirza,
Ahsen Ali Abbasi,
Muhammad Babar, Faizan
Khan, Hassan Azad, Kumail
Abbas, Muhammad Qaddafi,
Naqqash Basharat, Usman
Qadir, Waqar Khan, Zafar

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Several cricketers rewarded ...

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Objecive:GRANT# GYA-304-G01-HH

The Global Fund to fight against HIVIAIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has
approved funding for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Guyana. The objective of this
project is to reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS by reducing the
transmission of HIV, reducing the morbidity and mortality and mitigating the social
and economic impact of the epidemic in Guyana.


Towards this end, the following consultancies are required to develop appropriate
messages, and to disseminate these messages into a format and manner
appropriate to reduce the spread and im pact of H IV/AI DS:

1. Develop and implement behaviour change campaign to expand condom
social marketing
2. Develop and implement behaviour change interventions to increase
community involvement in HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care
3. Develop activities to encourage early HIVTesting
4. Develop activities and implement targeted behaviour change
interventions to increase positive sexual practices and encourage early
STI/HIV diagnosis and treatment among high risk groups (Youths, CSWsr
5. Develop activities to promote early diagnosis and treatment of
opportunistic infections among people living with HIV/AIDS
6. Develop activities to introduce preventative measures for people living
with HIV (prevention for positives)

Detailed terms of reference for each consultancy including objectives,
characteristics, selection criteria, list of activities and expected results can be
uplifted from:

Prakash Sookdeo, Procurem'ent Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Email: procurement~dhiv.gov.gY

Closing date:

All proposals are to be submitted to the address below not later than 9.00am on
June 3, 2008:

The Chairman
National Board for Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers from
the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and the National insurance Scheme
(NIS), Guyana.

Proposals will be opened shortly thereafter on the same day, June 3, 2008

Thirty women


***=.ed up for
national trial

day encounter at the Demerara Cric~ket Club ground in
Following the comlenlltlon of the mal1. 14I pl~ ser s long with
six standby plsser, wiill be selected to start preparation for
the regional to~urnjnment which wr 1Il tregin in Jul~
10arina Bridgemohan. Sabrina Mlunroe. Kumarie
Persaud. Olhia O'Selmo, Judith H~illiams. Althea New-
ark. li'azeeda Baccrhus. Desmo-na Hil, Jessica Gonsalves,
Tracy !l~iller. Charmaine CampbelL Tremayne Smlarit.
Nathasha Gangoo. Nlikhia Tone>~. Hermala Sewdata. Ersa
Gkidings Idacmu in Singh. la aan nanSentoe lowna

l'anserlimla. Zaheeda Samdally. Darlene Gale. Victoria
Bacchus. Donette Richie, Faye Franklin, Nalini Suminrra.
A~nasialia Sampson and Haseena lklobamed.

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the
Global Fund towards the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. It is
intended that part of the proceeds of this financing willI be applied to eligible
payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of Goods and

2. The Government of the Republic of Guyana invites sealed bids from
eligible suppliers for the following:


Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications and
uplift bidding documents at the ADDRESS BELOW from 9:00 h to l 5:30 h.

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

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players continue preparation
for the upcoming regional
All players are asked to as-
semble at the Guyana Cricket
Board Hostel in Alberttown by
16:00 h.

The players are: Rayon
Fredericks, Delon Heliger,
Royston Alkins, Rovindra
Parsaram, Trinston
Massena, Michael Felix,
Alex Amsterdam, Manoj
Poorannauth, Jonathan

Foo, Herma Latcha, Sahadeo
Somai, Keno Gravesande,
Anthony Bramble (wkp.),
Kevon Joseph, Keron
Fraser, Colin Duke,
Rajindra Nickbarran, Ryan
Rajmangal, Jeetendra
Sookdeo, Balbinder
Pe :ad, Ca 1 unSookeaj
Scott, Andrea Stoll, Seon
Daniels, Dexter Solomon,
Denver Greaves (wkp.) and
Trevor Griffith.

Lpanr, National Procurement and
d on the top right-hand corner
Sme and the descri ption of the bid,
~re Tuesday? June 3, 2QGT8."

3. The' bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the Natiiinal Procurem~ent
and Tender Administration Board situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main
and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, not later than 9:00 am on
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the
presence of those Bidders' or their representatives who choose to attend
at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on June 3, 2008.

4. Valid Compliance Certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers
from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the National Insurance
Scheme (NIS).

5. A bid security of one hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and
sixty two Guyana dollars (G$1 99,962) is required.

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before
the ~_tim~!e spec~;iffiedjrt..ecepr~tio fbdhLt iswl erjce n
returned unopened.

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: Drocurement~ihiv.gov.gy


invited for second

nat ional


F ial
THE second national Under-
19 trial three-day match is set
to commence tomorrow as

2. Zh t be addressed

ope the n~am
including the words'do not open

SUNDAY CHRONICLE ~.IVay 4;,2008 27

Prashad, Prandeep Abdul, Abas
Farouk, Ranvir Gajrai, Raj
Boodoo, Shamn Nokta, Shiek<
Mohamned, Ricky Deonarine,
Riche Dconarine and D. Yhan.
Ocean's XI team reads:
Andrew St Hill (captain),
Seon Ramcharran,
Devendra Dudhnath, Ceven
Norville, Carl Denny, Ja-
son Persaud, Ryan Persaud,
Andy Doobay, Jaikaran
Bharat, Ricardo Bharat,
Kenelm Jodhan, Rahaman
Faud, Davin Appanah and
H. Charles.


mnot her and greatr granld 4
mot her.
L.a Glrange. We~st Bankl
Demerlara. w\ho passed m~\ ay
on May 2. i9~0.

EighteenL y'Cars have. paIssed since that sad day~ w\hen
our loving Mother: grand mo7therT and great mnotherl
wa;s called a~ay-.
it pained to know~ that we w-ere not around to hcar
y~our parking sound
Likec a Goddess y:ou lay: in blessed dream
No one kllne w~hat such~ sight wr~e wondered whyr
Such pleasant sight w~e wvondered whyn
Bu\t wvas your wvay to say: goodbye
Our hearts never ceased in sadiiess
j. COur secret tears still flowc
For w~hat it mean to lose you so
( Only- GOD inl h~eav\en know
Sadly missed and wvill always he rememb~ered by
her ten loving children, rlandl children andi

relatives and friends
May GOD grant liberation to her- soul.

I _L_ _

TWO matches will be played
tomorrow at the Everest
The first is a 20O-over
tapeball match between Ocean's
XI and 4R while the second
game will see the same two teams
play in a 20-over softball cricket
The winning team will re-
ceivee a trophy and player-of-the-
match will also collect a trophy
in each game. being sponsored
by 4R of Duncan Street. The 4R
will feature two different teams
for the matches.

The first game will begin at
10:00 h.
Ocean's XI is being spon-
sored by Noble House Sea-
4R softball team reads:
Mike Singh (captain), Ramesh
Sunich, Jaipaul Bharat, Reyaz
Husein, Ramchaund Ragebeer, Fi-
del Singh. Ramesh Ramsaroop.
Rajesh Singh, Rohan Boojraj,
Jailall, Deodas, Lalta Gainda
and Rahaman Khan.
4R tapeball team reads:
Kamal Seebaran (captain), Vinu
Sawh, Ronal Ramcharan, Navin

I captace esanJ
I Bcom May 1o, 1's2. I~
SDied February- 17, 2008. .
SThe wife. son anld other
Srelatives of th'e late
'. SINGH sincerely: thanks all
" t ho se wvho h a ve
Ssym1pathized w\ithl them .. _~. ..
During their recent
SYour love anld support. cards. letters. calls,
. flowers and presence at the limeral, at this
Sdifficult time are deeply- appreciated.
We would like to thank in particular
His Excellency; the Presidlent and r
Government of Cuvana7. ob fJ .

May htis soul rest inr pearce
11 11~1Ill.. L

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Dear Arigel it's been eight years
since you flew to heaven
In a place where you belong, with
the creator free from nain
No garden is beautiful without roses,
heaven is not complete without
angels, to have been blessed with --
these and not beenl able to see them go for an entir-e
lif'etimne i s heartachinoa
W~e m iss you every day our angel
In everything we do there i s always your guidance
'-When the one we love becomes a memory the
Memory becomes our treasure, even thought
J, you're crone your life that touched us will go on
'If wor-ds could've explained our loss if tear-s
,y could've cured our pain, we would build a bridge
to heaven and bring you home again,.
S- You were so special in every way.

You had the most divine qualities.
Yo'ur healing touch, your pleasant and encouraging smile, your kiind
heart and beaut, our hearts are eager to have a glimpse of it again,.
Those we hold most dear never truly leave us, they live in the
kindness we show, the love you gave us in our lives no one can ever
give us the same again. So sleep on our angel with Allah you're in his

SSadly missed by her loving husband Ramnarine Makardajh (Gandhi)
five caring children Davo, Lizzy, Putsy, Terrence and Kevin, thirteen
grandchildren Shelly, Shivalie, Vickash, Antonio, Sauray, Lorenzo,
Robin, Nikesha, Rahul, Anmarie, Stephanie, Nicholas and Farina
Sons-in-law Zullie and Pallai, daughters-in-law Yougeta and Vanessa
Sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces,
nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
May Allah grant her soul Eternal rest.

any other gesture of love and sympathy during the time of
illness and bereavement. .
Special thanks are extended to our family of the USA,
Mr. Bobb Mliller of Omai Gold Mines, The Chaplain and
Doctors, nurses and other staff of the Davis Memorial
Hoptal n Pastor La leuer of OI eth Seventh Day

5/3/2008. 9:47 PM

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4R and Ocean's XI clash

in two matches tomorrow

Ireland beat

tAameeriahs to
take~ fit
place in
bago (CMC) Ireland
clinched fifth place in
the CLICO International
Under-15 Championship
league when they de-
feated the Ameticas De-
velopmental XI team by
two wickets in their play-
off match yesterday at
Shaw Park.
cupsDi pth, eid~d eod
Ireland successfully chased
down their modest virstory
maining in the dull contest.
Set a target of 139,
an asking rate of just un-
der three runs per-over,
Ireland laboured to vic-
tory against their medio-
cre opposition.
They were indebted to
an exciting run-a-ball 44 by
Barry M~cCarthy that put
them on course for an un-
likely victory after they
had stumbled to 77 for six.
He struck seven fours.
Americas were led by
Dale Parker (2-18), Stephen
Taylor (2-22) and Damali
Bell (2-28) who had two
wickets apiece.
Earlier, the Americas
XI opted to bat on placid
bat ingettrack atftfel lin-
take advantage of the
situation, folding for a
disappointing 138 in 44.5
swOhnb ckylor wih a
balls including eight fours
and a six, offered resistance,
along/ piho hua Glb r
off 63 balls with three
Ben Whylie (3-10) and
wra heAtop owsler~s fo
McCarthy captured the
Man-of-the-Match award
for hi ssterlingB desh t
and Malaysia will battle
at the Queen's Park Oval
in Port of Spain in the
pay off Ifor the third and



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Tevez made it 3-0 with a stun-i
ning 30-yard shot two minutes
later before Dean Ashton replied/
with an overhead bicycle kick.
United were reduced to 10
men when Nani was dismissed
eight minutes before halftime
for a headbutt on Lucas Neill.
Carrick put the game beyond
West Ham with a well-struck shot
that took a deflection off Neill af-
ter 59 minutes.
Aston Villa's hopes of pipping
Everton for fifth place and an au-
tomatic spot in next season s
UEFA Cup were hit by a 2-0 de-
feat by Wigan, Antonio Valencia
scoring twice.
Blackburn beat relegated
Derby County 3-1 to extend
the bottom team's run with-
out a league victory to 3~1~~.YEUY I 1

half," Manchester United man-
ager Alex Ferguson told Sky

half was to kill the game off
and get the fourth goal and we
did that. It's been a great day
for us; we have a big chance
(of the title)."
If Chelsea are beaten
tomorrow, the title will be
United's unless Ferguson's
team lose at Wigan and
Chelsea beat Bolton with a
winning margmn well into
double figures.
Ronaldo, named
England's Footballer-of-
the-Year for the second
successive season on Fri-
day, gave Manchester
United a third-minute lead
and added another when he
turned the ball in off his
thigh after 24 minutes to
take his season's tally in all
competitions to 40 goals.

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Manchester
United took a huge step to-
wards retaining their Pre-
mier League title yesterday,
beating West Ham United 4-
1 despite playing more than
half the match with 10 men.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored
twice at Old Trafford and
Carlos Tevez and Michael
Carrick netted against their old
club as Manchester United
moved to 84 points with one
match to play. If the leaders
win at Wigan Athletic on May
11 they will be champions of
England for the 17th time.

who vs N wateC Untee

tomorrow, have 81 points but a
vastly inferior goal difference.
At the other end of the table
Bolton Wanderers virtually guar-
anteed their safety while Fulham
continued their revival to earn a
fighting chance of avoiding the
Bolton beat Sunderland 2-0 at
the Reebok Stadium, El Hadji
Diouf's effort and an own goal by
Daryl Murphy giving them 36
points ahead of their game at
Chelsea next week.
Wanderers remain 16th,
three points clear of Fulham af-
ter Roy H~odgson's men over-
came relegation rivals Birming-
ham City 2-0 at Craven Cottage
to rise from 19th to 17th.

Eri Nelanm ele FBhaM cli b

above Birmingham and Read-
ing, who dropped into the rel-
egation zone after losing 1-0
at home to Tottenham
Hotspur in their sixth succes-
sive match without a goal.
Robbie Keane sealed
Spurs' win with his 23rd goal
of the season after 16 min-
Reading have 33 points,
one ahead of Birmingham.
Reading's final match is at
Derby next week while Bir-
mingham are at home to
Blackburn Rovers.

"That was an important
game today and I'm very

si f tirbdes inA te s a

Sports News.
"The plan in the second

Design of Technical Assistance Training Programme

The GOGIEUILow Income Housing Programme announces Call
for Proposals from eligible consultants or firms to design a
Technical Assistance Training Programme in the follow-ing areas:
1. Sewing, Needle Work and Craft
2. Carpentry, Wood Work and Masonry
3. Home Economics & Food and Nutrition
4. Small Business Development and Management
5. Kitchen Gardening and Food Processing

Terms of Referenlce for the Design of the Technical Assistance
Training Program me can be uplifted from the office of the:

EUILow Income Housing Program (LIHP)
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place,
Georgetown, Guyana-

In the assessment of the submissions, consideration will be given to the
technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional
experience on similar assignments, financial capability and present
commitments.All information shall be submitted in English Language.

All submissions should be labelled Call for Proposals? EU/LlHP Technical
Assistance Training Programme and delivered at the above listed address no
later than 30;" May 2008.

Central Housing & Planning Authority
EUll/low Income Housing Program

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Hot 11-8 favourite
New Approach was edged out
by fellow Irish raider
Henrythenavigator at
Newmarket yesterday in the
English 2,000 Guineas, the
opening classic of the Euro-
pean season.
Ridden by Johnny
Murtagh for trainer Aidan
O'Brien, 11-1 chance
Henrythenavigator took up the
running from the trail-blazing
New Approach with 100
metres to run and held on by a
nose, the narrowest of margins.
Third place, four lengths
away in the 15-strong field,
went to 100-1 outsider Stubbs

Art, ridden by Seb Sanders.
It was a fifth win in the
2,000 Guineas for master
trainer O'Brien and a fine
start to Murtagh's new job as
stable jockey in the absence
of Kieren Fallon, currently
banned from racing for a drugs
Henrythenavigator won
at Royal Ascot last year but
was then beaten in his fi-
nal two races.
Murtagh told Channe~l 4
Racing as he took the colt
back to the winner's enclosure
yesterday: "He really an-
swered the call in the last
couple of strides."
New Approach, un-

beaten in his five previous racer
for trainer Jim Bolger, tried to
make all the running undei
jockey Kevin Manning in the
one mile (1.6km) classic only to
be denied in the closing stage!
of what was the 200th running
of the classic.
O'Brien and Murtagh seek
more success in today's 1,00(
Guineas for fillies when they teanr
up with 10-1 chance Kitt)
Matcham, winner of her last two:
French raider Natagora, the
Amount of Christophe Lemaire
is likely to start around 3-
favourite to follow up hervc
tory at Newmarket in la
season's Cheveley Park Stake

Euro~pean Umion
(EU GRANT NO 8/ACP/GUA/01 5-TSer01/2008)

Call for Proposals

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
The Utah Jazz used a deci-
sive third quarter to defeat
the Houston Rockets 113-91
and win their Western Con-
ference series 4-2 on Friday.
Deron Williams scored 13
of his 25 points in the period
to send the Jazz into the sec-
ond round against the Los An-
geles Lakers.
"I was looking to give my
team mates the ball in the first
half," Williams, who had nine
assists for the game, told re-
porters. "I felt we should pick
up the scoring a little bit (in the
third quarter) so I decided to be
a little more aggressive."
The win came despite a
40-point performance by the
Rockets' Tracy McGrady.
Also on Friday, the Cleve-
land Cavaliers eliminated the
Washington Wizards, winning

105-88 behind LeBron
James's 27 points, 13 re-

Meanwhile. the Atlant
Hawks beat the visiting Bostoi
Celtics 103-100 to force Gamr
Seven in Boston today. Jo
Johnson's three-pointer w~ith 1:1
to play gave the Hawks a fiv
point lead.
Utah outscored Houston 2
11 in the third quarter to tur
four-point game inlto a 20-oi
Williams spurred the swig
with four three-pointers and a (
Mehmet Okur- added 1~ ploi
and 13 rebounds for the Jul/ wi
Carlos Boozer contributing
points and 10 rebounds.
Collectively. seven Jazz/ p
ers scored in double figures.
Mc~rady also had 10
bounds for the Rockets but
had little help. Luis Scala
the only other Houston play
in double figures with 15.


bounds and 13 assists to wrap
up their series 4-2.

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InV ita tion fo r Bid s

Inter-Amnerican Development Bank
Elealth Sector Program -Loan No: 1548/SF-GY
1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of implementing the Health
Sector Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be
applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply and delivery of
goods and services in support the Mi nistry of Health

2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector Development Unit now invites sealed bids
fro m eli gi ble s uppl iers for th e foillowi ng :

Supply & Delivery of Computer Equipment for the Health
Nursing Program- Id no: IDB/GO/08/NCB/008
Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications from and uplift
a complete set of bidding document at the following address between 9:00 hrs to
15:30 hrs from Monday to Fridays:

Attentionl: MI: Prakiash Snokdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Developmernt Unit
SGeorgetuon Public Hospital Corpor~ation Compound
East Street, Georgetowfn, G~uyana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-655i9
Email: pr~oculrmentriithiv.Cov\:gy

3. 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 beby opnCheuor Manager's Chqe

4. (a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of
the bidder.

(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement a~d
Tender Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown and
marked on the; top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the
programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do nobt open
before Tuesday, June 3, 2008"

S. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box 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, June 3, 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 June 3, 2008.

6. Valid compliance certificates must accompany bids from local suppliers in the
name of the company submitting the bid from the Gu~yana Revenue Authority
(GRA) and the National insurance Scheme (NIS).
7. A bid security of One hundred and twelve thousand, five hundred Guyana
dollars (G$112,500) must be submitted~along with the bid.

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thrnt bn r fore the
tie or the reeto of bids. Late bids willil be rejected and returned

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
Emai : procurement@hiv.gov.gy

..;- 29

THEY may have been scrap-
ing the bottom of the points
table, but` the Bangalore
Royal Challengers and
Deccan Chargers dished out
one of the best games of the
In a relatively low-scoring
match in which the bowlers
from both teams had plenty of
say, Bangalore squeezed out a
dramatic three-run win the
second of the tournament and
their first at home to move to
sixth in the points table.
The match ebbed and
flowed throughout, both teams
had opportunities to take con-
trol, and both frittered them
Deccan, requiring 157 for
victory, had the run-chase
well in control when the
classy Rohit Sharma and
VVS Laxman were involved
in a 96-run stand. With 20
deliveries to go, Deccan
needed 30 to win with two
well-set batsmen at the
crease, and seven others to
follow. From there, it all went
pear-shaped for them.
Rohit had played another
sunled tnins 1lo asjine h
his third half-century of the
IPL, but when Jacques Kallis
pitched one up, Rohit who
had carved a four and a six ear-
lier in the over could only loft
it to long-on. Shahid Afridi's en-
try should have been good news
for Deccan; instead, he made
just one before Dale Seyn pulled
off a superb diving catch at
Then came two Ibw deci-
sions which further queered

the pitch: Laxman, who had
motored to a 44-ball 52, was
given out to a Praveen Kumar
delivery which pitched out-
side leg, and when Scott
Styris was given out in simi-
lar fashion to Zaheer Khan in
the next over, it seemed Ban-
galore had sealed the win.

though, held firm, conceding
two singles off the last two
balls, and a tense Dravid finally
allowed his emotions to show
through, high-fiving his team-
mnates. As he said later: "We got
out of jail today."
When Rohit and Laxman
were at the crease, though, it
seemed Bangalore were
doomed to another home de-
feat. After being pegged back
by superb opening spells
from Steyn, Zaheer and
Praveen, during the course of
which Adam Gilchrist and
Herschelle Gibbs their two
biggest batting stars suc-
cumbed, Rohit and Laxman
got the run-chase back on
Rohit's innings was another
masterclass, as he showed the
composure and shot-selection
of a veteran. He started off with
a glorious six over wide long-on
off Kumble, and then exhibited
power and touch in equal mea-
sure, bludgeoning straight hits
and also moving away and ca-
ressing Kallis just wide off the
Laxman showed just how
mchtyh~ehassdeveldp id asha
leg-side hoick to more conven-
tional strokes. The 12th over
saw Laxman at his sublime best,
as he drove Kumble past extra
cover, used his feet and lofted
on the off side, and flicked past
midwicket for three fours.
Bangalore's total ultimately
turned out to be just enough,
but at the halfway stage it
seemed they had frittered away
another game, as their attempt
to solve the riddle of Twenty20

batting came ulnstuck again.
They seemed on course
for much more after ten
overs, when they were cruis-
ing at 80 for one, but then
fell away quite predictably
in the second half as the
Deccan bowlers struck back
with regular wickets, in the
process exposing yet again
- Bangalore's lack of fire-
Till the halfway stage, the
picture was an encouraging one
as Jaffer and Kohli laid a per-
fect platform. The launching
pad was ready, but the take-off
went completely awry. After
racing to 44, Jaffer top-edged
a slog-sweep off the impres-
sive Pragyan Ojha, who foxed
Kallis in his next over. Kohli
perished soon after, and when
Misbah was at the receiving
end of a poor lbw decision -
the ball from Afridi was drift-
ing down leg Bangalore had

lost three for nine aund had
wastedl all the good work done
Dravid's two sixes in the
Ilastoverfriom the No.6 position
helped lift the total beyond 150,
and in the end, those hits
proved decisive.
Through the early part,
though, the home team pros-
pered. As usual they lost
their first wicket early, as
Bharat Chipli inside-edged
onto his stumps to ensure
that six opening stands have
fetched them a grand total of
74 runs. Then came the best
passage of batting for Banga-
lore, as Kohli, promoted to
No.3, justified that move,
adding 72 for the second
wicket with Jaffer in nine
On an abrasive pitch where
the ball tended to stop, neither
batsman completely dominated
the bowling, but yet they got

their runs at a fair clip. In-be
tweeen a few mistimed she
Jaffer- executed some crisp dri
and was prepared to innovate s
well, moving across his sturiln~s
to Sanjay Bangar and Afrid >
clip them to the fine-leg bour :-
Kohli was more forceful :n
his shot-making, getting t\ o
sixes, carving Bangar o ,r
midwicket and then striking OI a
cleanly over his head.
Those moments had I e
crowd on their feet, but in- -
tween the Deccan bowl s
bowled enough dots to ensure
that Bangalore never ran away
with the momentum.
Laxma'n shuffled his
bowlers around, and t' e
slower ones were the most adr-
ficult to get away. The final
total looked eminently
gettable on paper, but in time
end it produced a cracker of a
game. (Cricinfo)

Ro hit Sharma: another
superb innings in vain
Going into the final over,
Deccan needed 20 with Anil
Kumble to bowl it seemed a
lost cause, till Sanjay Bangar
struck two magnificent sixes off
the third and fourth deliveries,
reducing the equation to a nail-
biting six off two. Kumble,

INCISIVE new-ball spells in
helpful conditions by Irfan
Pathan and Sreesanth en-
sured several trends contin-
ned Kings XI Punjab main-
tained their momentum with
a fourth successive win while
the Kolkata Knight Riders
slumped to their fourth
straight defeat.
Both innings were
characterized by late bursts -
Punjab hit 21 off their final over
which put the match just be-
yond the reach of Kolk~ata, who
scored 75 off overs 15-19 but
still fell nine runs short thanks
to a sluggish start.
After Sreesanth removed
Souray Ganguly, slashing to
Pathan at third man, Pathan
struck twice in one over to leave
Kolkata reeling. Pathan has al-
way~s been a dangerous bowler
when he gets the ball swmngng
back into the right-hand bats-
man and Mohammad Hafeez
and Brad Hodge well in the
space of five balls.
Sreesanth added
Debradata Das to make it 29
fr four after five overs, the
most wickets to fall in that
space of time so far in the tour-
nament, and when VRV Singh
bowled Laxmi Ratan Shukla at
50 for 5, Kolkata seemed to be
headn gbor a massive defeat
Wriddhaman Saha, however,
had other ideas.
Te pair started slowly,
playing out a couple of overs
before Hussey took Gagandeep
Singh, who had bowled two
very tidy overs, for 17 r-uns. in-
cludmng a massive six over long-
on. There was another quiet
over before the pair really

turned it on.
The big hits were comple-
mented by agile running be-
tween the wickets and they
brought the equation down to 55
off 18 deliveries. James Hopes,
back after missing three games,
served up several full tosses
which were promptly deposited

and Mahela Jayawardena lofted
a huge six over midwicket be-
fore miscuing to mid-on off a
bouncer from Umar Gul.
Shaun Marsh, fresh from
his match-winning IPL debut
against Deccan Chargers
kept his composure at the
other end to make a pleasing
There were some crisp
drives in his knock, with one
through covers off Dinda early
on standing out. He ivas
stumped, missing a flighted de-
livery from Hussey, as Kolkata
started to gain the upper hand.
When Karan Goel was run-out
a couple of overs later, Punjab
had slid to 106 for 5 from 82
for one.
Kumar Sangakkara, who
retired on 10 with a side strain,
returned to lead the fightback
with Pathan. He again demon-
strated the importance of tim-
ing and placement in Twenty20
before departing for 28, bowled
by Gul, who at US$150 000 is
providing competition to Shane
Watson for being the bargain
buy of thelIPL.
Pathan remained unbeaten
on 24, but the acceleration at the
end was provided by Piyush
Chawla, who hit three fours and
a six off Ishant Sharma's final

ovrt has been a straining re-
surgence from Punjab, who
after being bottom of the
table after two games are
now tied for top spot on
points. Kolkata, though, have
gone in the opposite direc-
tion, going from table-top-
pers to being four points be-
hind the teams in the semi-
final place. (Cricinfo)

in the crowd and when
Gagandeep was taken for 18 in
the penultimate over, the equa-
tion had come down to 19 off
the last six balls, after Hussey
was dismissed for a 46-ball 71.
Pathan kept his nerve and
sent down a mix of workers
and low full tosses and de-
spte some big swings only
forruns came off the first
three balls and there was no
fairytale ending for Kolkata.
After Punjab chose to bat,
several of their batsmen failed to
c thtaiste on their starts hre
digits but didn't make it to 20.
Hopes, coming in for
Ramnaresh Sarivan, carved a few
powerfull boundaries square on
the offside before top-edging
Ashok Dinda to mid-on. Yuvraj
Singh looked imperious, as in
the previous game, !,lundering
14 off a Hafeez over before
over-balancing to be stumnped

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CANJE Secondary School and Skeldon High booked
places in the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club Kool
Kidz Twenty20 semifinals with victories recently in
In the quarter-final matches, Canje defeated pre-tourna-
ment favourites Port Mourant New Junior High by six wick-
ets and Skeldon got the better of Tagore High by 62 runs.
Scores in the matches: Canje 89-9 in 20 overs (Steve
Mohamed 32, Cadogan 12; Jamal Brushe 4-8); Port
Mourant 83-7 in 20 overs (Lionel Lewis 13; Terry
Sooknanan 3-10).
Skeldon 87 all out in 18.5 overs: (Clinto Pestano 26,
Marvin Harvey 18; M. Azad 3-13). Tagore in reply 26 all
out in 9 overs (Keon Ross 11; Pestano 4-18, Harvey 3-1,
Neil Profitt 3-2).
J. C. Chandismngh Seconadary vs. Corentyne Comprehen-
sive J.C. Chandisingh 82 all out in 19.4 overs (Shiv Shameer
20, Surendra Kissoonlall 15; Shawn Pereira 3-4, Damien
Branco 2-10, Verapen Permaul 2-12). Corentyne in reply 83-
6 off 15 overs (Keyon James 39; Shameer 2-16, Lewis 2-8).
SEast Bank Berbice High vs. Tutorial High: Thtorial
High 88-9 off 20 overs (Davendra Jainabi 35; Khemraj
]Rampersaud 3-31); East Bank Berbice 89-5 off 15 overs.
The other quarter-final matches will be played

Bryant wins first MVP

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Reuters) Los Angeles Lakers
guard Kobe Bryant has won the NBA's Most Valuable
Player (MVP) award for the first time, the Los Angeles
Times reported yesterday.
The newspaper. citing anonymous sources familiar with
the result of the media vote, said commissioner David Stern
would present the trophy to Bryant in Los Angeles next week.
Lakers officials said they had not been contacted by the
league about the award se-
lected by NBA writers and
broadcasters which would
mark Bryant's first MVP tro-
phy after 12 seasons. e-~
Long regarded as one of lr
the league's top players,
the 29-year-old this year
led the Lakers to the num-
ber one spot in the Western
Conference. The team tips
off against the Utah Jazz
today in the conference
The All Star guard aver-
aged 28.3 points, 6.3 re-
bounds, 5.4 assists and 1.84
steals during the regular sea- KOBE BRYANT
son. He also averaged 33.5
points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in leading the Lakers to a
first round sweep over the Denver Nuggets.
SBryant, who helped the Lakers win three consecutive
championships between 2000 and 2002 has relished play-
ing this year on a stronger team, who are pushing for
their first NBA finals appearance in four years.
"We have a lot of players that can step in at any given
moment and make contributions," he told reporters this week.
"My guys knock down shots now. I just do whatever we
have to do to win.
The closest Bryant had previously come to the MVP
award was third place after the 2002-03 season and again last
He would be the fourth Laker to win the award, fol-
lowing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and
Shaquille O'Neal.

RHTWSB, Young Warriors clash

in Sprite Twenty20 final today

By Vemen Walter

ROSE Hall Town Windies
Sports Bar (RHTWSB) and
Young Warriors will square
off today in the final of the
inaugural Rose Hall Town
Youth & Sports Club
Limited Sprite Twenty20
first division cricket competi-
The much anticipated
showdown is expected to be a
thrilling contest, as the two
teams seek to make amends af-
ter their recent disappointing
showing in the Carib/Pepsi na
tional first division Twenty20
Rose Hall Town, runners-
up to Berbice champions
Albion Community Centre,
were totally outplayed by
Malteenoes in their national
semi-final encounter, played
in the capital city less than a
week ago while Young War-
riors, who lifted the first-ever
countrywide Twenty20 club
title when they triumphed in
the 2006 ShapoorjilPallonji

tournament, failed to reach
the Berbice Zone final.
However, Young Warriors
were given a tremendous mo-
rale-booster recently when they
overpowered Rose Hall Town
lby 25 runs in the final of the
in Malteenoes Sports Club-
organised Noble House Sea-
food Invitational Twenty20
competition last Sunday, thus
carting off a winning prize of
$200 000 in the process.
Of late, the performances
of both Young Warriors and
Rose Hall Town have been
patchy but playing at home,
at the Area 'A' Ground, Rose
Hall Town have proved to be
a tough customer over the
years, especially on a pitch
that is known to be unpre-
dictable, hence may just have
their nose ahead of their op-
The unavailability of all-
rounders Esaun and Royston
Crandon. alongside middle-or-
der batsman Assad Fudadin,
due to other crickieting commit-
ments, is undoubtedly a huge
blow to Rose Hall Town but the

likes of veteran Andre Percival,
former Guyana Under-19 bats-
men Renwrick Batson, Delbert
Hicks and Khemraj Mahadeo

Matheison being backed up by
left-arm spinner Ravi Narine and
leg-spinner Abdel Fudadin.
Young Warriors, on the
other hand, will be without tal-
ented left-hander Gajanand
Singh, and all-rounder Paul
Wintz, both of whom are cur-
rently in Trinidad and Tobago.
Former Guyana first class
captain Damodar Daestath and
Richard Ramdeen will spearhead
their batting with support coming
from Balram Samaroo, Ishwar
Singh, Anil Beharry and Rudolph
Baker. No-nonsense opener
Farouk Hussain and the experi-
enced Hubern Evans are also key
cogs for Young Warriors with the
Fast bowler Kwesi Maltay
will lead their bowling with the
medium pace of Daesrath, the
off-spin of Munilall Shivdyal,
Evans and Samaroo alongside
the left-arm spinl of Beharry
playing pivotal roles. Play is
scheduled to start at 13:00 h.
The winning team will re-
ceive a trophy and $100 000
with the runners-up pocketing
$50 000.


could all be dangerous. Michael
Rengasami and Clive Harry are
also capable of making valuable
contributions with the bat.
In the absence of Esaun
Crandon, Rose Hall Town's
bowlihg is likely to be domi-
nated by spin with off-spinners
Percival, Mahadco and Troy

NEW Zealand skipper Daniel
Vettori needed two stitches to
the forefinger on his left
hand on day two at Essex.
The spinner hurt his bowl-
ing hand backing up as the
hosts replied to 355 with 251-
9), but x-rays showed no break.
England batsman Alastair
Cook, who dislocated a fi'nger
while fielding on Friday, was
cleared to bat but after two fours
he edged behind for 15.
"LIt didn't hinder my bat-
ting, and once -the swelling
goes down in a couple of days
I'll be fine," he told BBC
"I've had three knocks now
and obviously haven't got many
runs, which is disappointing but
hopefully it comes right in a
couple of weeks' time."
Vettori is expected to be
fit for the first Test on May
15 but is unlikely to play any
further .part in this match,
and is also set to miss the
team's final warm-up match
against England Lions at the
Rose Bowl starting on Thurs-
Team manager Lindsay
Crocker explained: "He's cut the
first knuckle, at the top, across
it on the underside of the fin-
"There was a bit of blood

but we thought maybe he
might have done some other
damage so we wanted to get
it x-rayedl to see maybe whether

England hopeful Ravi
Bopara hit nine fours in an at-
tractive 66 but was the first of
three w;ickets to fall in two

Doeschate struck with his first
delivery, trapping Mason lbw
pushing forward to record his
best figulres for Essex.
MaIson then enhanced his
claims for a place in the New
Zealand attack at Lord's for the
first Test on May 15 when he
dismissed both Essex openers
before lunch.
He trapped Jason Gallian
on the line off-stump and then
Cook got an outside edge which
just carried to wicketkeeper
Brendon McCullum.
Bopara struck his first ball
gloriously through mid-on for four
off Mason and played nicely be.
fore he picked out short cover
with a back-foot drive off lain
O'Brien, who began to generate
some dangerous reverse swing.
It led to a mini-collapse, ten
Doeschate falling for a single to a
catch at bat and pad off Vettori,
and Pettini's middle stump up-.
rooted by O'Brien.
SThe Kiwi skipper was then
sidelined as he stopped a throw
from McCullum after tea.
Essex needed a partnership
and it came from Alex Tudor
and Tony Palladino.
Th~dor, who made 99 in a Test
against New Zealand in 1999, hit
six fours but fell nine short of
fifty when McCullum snared an
athletic catch. (BBC Sport)

Daniel Vettori, who has 245 wickets from 80 Tests, has
just arrived from the IPL. (BBC Sport)

there was a problem with the
tendon or bone.
"But there is none of
those it's just a soft-tissue
split and he's had two
stitches. He should have the
stitches out in about a week
and should be fine."

overs for one run during the af-
Cook did not take the field
when New Zealand resumed in
sunny conditions on the final
morning at 348-9.
Their innings continued a
mere seven deliveries as ten




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Masters beat UWI in opener

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52 off 41 balls within nine fours.
The tone for the innings
was, however, set by former
Barbados and West Indies
opener Philo Wallace who
scored 16 runs from seven balls
with twoofocurstand s rs ost

wickets regularly, Garrick stood
firmz and got good support from
opener Dale Richards with 26
and Hinds with 2,4.
The best of the bowlers for
UWI was Tyson Belgrave with three
for 18 and Kavesh Kantasingh who
grabbedtwyofor 25.
UWI then made a good
start to their run chase with
Omar Phillips and Ramnarine
Chattergoon posting 30 off just
three overs.
However, Corey

Collymore bowled Phillips
for 19) and the momentum
fell away. Leg-spinner
Dhanraj grabbed two quick
wickets that precipitated a
collapse from which U1WI
neveI Iaj F /ished with
two for 16 while Hinds who
took car-e of the middle and
lower order. claimed three for
Colin Croft bowling me-
dium pace showed that intel-
ligence could outweigh fitness
and conceded just 12 runs
from three overs.
Former West Indies fast
bowler Curtly Ambrose was
forced out of the attack af-
ter just one over with a side

(CMIC -WIPA Masters made
a winning start to the inau-
gural West Indies Players
Association Twenty20 Car-
ibbean Club championships
wIt r21-uns vito over
ing match of the series at
Guaracara Park Friday
Fine batting by fonner Ja-
maica and West Indies opener
Leon Garrick pushed WIPAMas-
ters up to 152 for seven off~ their
200overs and excellent spin bowl-
ing from Ryan Hinds and
120 for nine.
Winning the toss and bat-
ting, Masters were led by
Garrick who slammed a robust


MALAYSIA innings
2. Asyraf lbw b N. Ahmed
F.Niaz-Lyn bA. Arpon
K. Goonasagaran c wkp. Das
bS. Islam
M. Makram c R. Ahmed
b K. Khairuddin
A. Zahid b K. Khairuddin
K. Anuar b K. K~hairuddin
M. Syahadat bN. Ahmed
MK RaK rn Ibd n
P. Nadeisan b S. Islam
b N. Ahmed
M. Nazril c R. Ahmed
M.a Famz nt out
Extras: (b-1, Ib-2, w-18) .

Total: (all out, 31.2 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-25, 3-47, L
5-56, 657, 7-57,8-57,9-59.
Bowling: Shahariar Islani7-0-;
Ahmed Arpon 8-2-18-1, Kh
Khairuddin 9-2-15-4, Nas
Ahmed 2-1-4-0, Nazeef Ahmed
A. Kabir c Faizal b Nazril
A. Raman no ou
Extras: (w-8)
Total: (one wkt, 11.1 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-8.
aoln:Nazal 4--1, a'mdR
19-0, Zahid 1.1-0-1-0.

Sinrgh esa ds Everestt to

victory in softba1 match
EVEREST, led by their skip.
per Rajesh Singh, beat ,-~~~~lF"~~ C9"~
Unipuarts y12 runssi tt i
match at'the Everest groiand
on Friday night.
Man-of-the-match Singh
made 27 as his team reached a ia.-
challenging 2(% for seven from th s
allotted 25 overs while he re- Ik s
turned with the ball to grab two I~ C 'y~~
for 20 from his allotted five overs
as Uniparts were bowled out for
192 inthe final over. 4
Richard Persaud, who got
the breakthrough, finished
with three for 24 from his five t
overs while Rickey Deonarine
made 47 for the losers.
When Everest batted, ,
Surendra Hiralall made 38 and 1
Ramesh Sunich 27, as Mark a
Singh and Ramchand Ragbeer
claimed two wickets each-
Several players were
awarded with trophies for their
outstanding performances in Man-of-the-match Rajesh Singh, right, receives the winning trophy from the sponsor's
all aspects of the game. wife, Mrs Mahadeo, at the presentation ceremony. (Photo: Courtesy of Ramesh Sunich)

Spin duo

g gllalyi g

IPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) On the back of four-
wicket hauls from their spin twins, Bangladesh demolished
Malaysia by nine wickets to take third place in the CLICO
International Under-15i Championship at the Queen's Park
Oval yesterday.
Leg-spinner Iktedar Nazeef Ahmed snared four for nine an<
off-spinner Khaza Khairuddin claimed four for 15 as Malaysi:L
batting first after winning the toss, were bundled out for 73 oil
31.2 overs.
In reply, Bangladesh showed the vast difference between
the two teams, racing to their victory target off just 11.1
Malaysia lost wickets at regular intervaly and only opener
Zubair Asyraf with 26 showed any fight. He was the only played
to get into double digits, as Malitysia recorded four 'ducks'

Khai ddin, bowling right arm off-spin, was alm
unplayable as he finished with the excellent figures off

In reply, Bangladesh lost the early wicket of Ahpledul K;
for four with the score on eight but any ideas the Malaysi
had of a fightback: were thwarted by Mohammd Didar Hos
(41 not out) and Mohammed Anisur Rahman (22 not out).
The two batted without alarm in adding an unbro!
67 for the second wicket, and securing Bangladesh's

Does Your Phone




Roberts anchors Guyana to

victory in free style relay .
... but French _Guialna wrinl overall '
Surriname second and- Guyavna third

(7 om Rawle Toney in Suriname (itrih compliments of
ic N and National Sports Commission s

A HEROIC effort from~ Niall Roberts was the highlight
of Guyana's participation of this year's Inter-Guiana
games swimming championships which concluded Friday
evening at the Parima swimmng facility in Paramaribo,
Roberts anchored Guyana to victory in the 4x50 metres
free style relay; his team mates were Earlando McRae, Jamaal
Sobers and Stephen Soares.
McRae, who was star of the first day copping two gold

CLICO Under-15 league final today ...

Young W~indies aim to turn tables on Pakistan

is very encouraging indeed."

mansi h e bcrc h aib
stani spinners would be the ma-
jor threat.
"Tiheir spinners are their
main weapons and we n ill
have to deal with that. The
Queen's Park Oval pitch of-
fers assistance to the spinners
and it won't be easy dealing
with the left-arm chinaman
spinner (Mirza Jamil), the
leg-spinner (Usman Qadir)
but we have the capabilty to

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medals, added twro more medals to tally sixu. claiming vic-
tory in the 100 metres breaststroke in a time of 1:3)2.52
But a faulty pair of swikupingp goggles presented the swim-
mrung ace from ralong four gold, as he wr ar. baels beaten in the

Irmhnce et te chmei-jpS lu:= : acodn
ming coach Sean Ba wasj~ satisfied w~ithth
formance since they ieabm dated bs the size
IHe added that the g~eli~ a ccusto me~d to sw
a 25-metre pool m Gu when~~hc faced with a5
mnSunname. they becIb the size.
prLarkof ra abso afaco cin= th

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eCMh) WI nIndie enhib
team can turn the tables on
Pakistan and claim the
league final of the CLICO
International Under-15
Championship at the
Queen's Park Oval today.
The West Indies were
beaten biy Pakistan in the
knockout final of the tourna-
ment in St Kitts two weeks ago
and Arthurton said his side were
geared up toexact revenge.
"The guys are really fo-
csed on this match and they

are hungry for success.
Tely wlaintkPakistahn bal

ger they are going to go all
the way," Arthurton told
CMC Sports yesterday.
'"One of the players re-
marked in Grenada that they
had some unfinished business
to take care of and wanted Pa-
kistan in the finals."
Arthurton added:
"Since the loss against Pa-
kistan in the knockout
phase we have been playing
very good cricket and the
consistency we have shown

Young Win dies will be
looking once again to the
consistent Kraigg

ChICMC The new Centre for
Cricketing Excellence at
Kensington Oral will be
named in honour of one of
the greatest cricketers of all-
time. Sir Everton Weekes.
Speakmng on Fnday night,
Barbados Cncker Assoclation
IBCAI president Joel Garner

anno:unced that the board of
direccors of that organisation
had decided the facillr) would
carr the name of Sir Eterlon.
"I am pleased to an-
nounce that the Centre of
Excellence will be up and
running later this year and
will be named the Sir
Eserton WVeekes Cricket

Centre of Excellence. As we
all know Sir Everton is one of
the greatest cricketers to eerr
play the game." Garner said
at the annual BCA awards cer-
"'We will have 20 players
in each age group involved at

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played in 48 Tests
between 1948 and 1958.




Bq Rarendra hladholall

1 H EN the Georgelo n
Cricket Association (GCAl
held its inaugural annual
awards presentation cer-
emony at the Georgetown
Cricket Club pavilion on Fri-
da> night, there were hardly
any surprises while the ex-
citement still remained at its

Pla\ers. cricket enrhuse
astis, officials ajnd sponsors
wrere rewarvded for their conn-
bution In etr\s aspect of the
gamer w~hile a knowledgetable
enckel digruarvy flew fom his
adopted homeland in Antagua
and Barbuda to be1 the guest
George Stephen
Camacho. at the age of 62.
a former Guyana and liest

Indies opening batsman, was
the distinguished guest at the
function and his constructive
speech highlighted cricket
from the pahr generation and
emphasis on the contempo-
rary game.
Outsta~nding encketerj w~re
re~cogrused for thelr effors and
w~hat transpired on the evernng
jhould gile aspiranlon to other
rencke~ters Camacho nghlly said

that rhe games Is nol Ilnmlred to
tale~nt but players murst Inculcate
nght atritudes.
The Hon. Minister of Cul-
ture. Youthh and Sports Dr
Frank Anthony showered
praise on the GCAr and simul-
taneously congratulated the
awardees. In his remarks he
compared the game played in
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Effort! Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dr Frank Anthony, third from right (sitting), poses with awardees atth
completion of the presentation awards ceremony in the GCC main pavilion. (Photo: Quacy Sampson)

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