Guyana chronicle
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: 5/18/2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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By Tajeram Mohabir

Agriculture Minister Robert
Persaud yesterday implored
that the time has come for
more action instead of talk to
address the problems of glo-
bal climate change.
He made the appeal against
the backdrop of the United Na-
tions Inter-Governmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC)
fourth assessment on the phe-
nomenon which concluded, in-
ter-aia that:

the temperature for the
last decade has been the highest
since the 1950s;

sea level is increasing
about 1.8 meters annually;
sea ice is shrinking about
2.5 per' cent per decade ;
there is an increase in pre-
cipitations and droughts from
1900D to 2005 in certain key
production areas of the planet.
Locally, the minister
pointed out, temperature has in-
creased by one degree Celsius;
and in 2005, the worst floods
were experienced which resulted
in about a 60 per cent loss in
the Gross Domestic Product
With these realities in mind,
he reminded a gathering of en-

vironmental enthusiasts at a
breakfast hosted by the Envi-
ronmental Comlmunity Health
Organization (ECHO) at Le
Meridian Pegasus, that the ef-
fects of climate change arue liot
an invalid assertion.
The occasion to promote
the awareness of the global
problem was attended also by
Canadian High Commissioner to
Guyana, Mr. Charles Court.
Persaud stressed that even
though Guyana is not one of the
gross contributors to the green
house gases problem, it will not
escape the consequences of the
rapidly changing global tem-
More so, he pointed out the
country's coastal population is
most vulnerable because it is be-
low sea level, and accounts for
90 per cent of the populace, and
some 75 per cent of total eco-
nomic activities,
The minister disclosed that
the weather crisis, if not prop-
erly managed, will result in more
dry land, reduction of tropical
forests to savannahs, decline in
crops and hivestock production,
depletion of fresh water supply,
and pest invasion.
However, Persaud under-
scored that though G-uyana is
committed to balancing the use

of natural resources to ensure
sustainability and compliance
with international guidelines, it
has received little recognition.
We canl boost that: we are
net sink for carbon, in fact
we make a high contribution
to absorbing carbon through
our dense rainforests and the
sad reality is while we have
to plan in terms of
adapting...there is little com-
pensation for the global en-
vironmental services that
countries such as Guyana
provide," he lamented.
"Guyana has even gone
further; in recent months we
have offered to the world to de-
ploy our rain forest to play a
much more, significant role in
mitigating climate change, we are
still awaiting real positive re-
sponse," he said. -
Government has established
a Climate Change Committee
and a National Climate Change
Unit to advance the local agenda
to address the problem.
Persaud disclosed that since
the initiation of these bodies, a
climate change action plan and
adaptation plan have been de-
vised and are guidiing
government's intervention to
mitigate adverse weather condi-

He stressed that the strat-
egy documents are r-egularly re-
vised, and noted that last year,
government, with the United
Nations Development
Programme (UNDP), signed an
agreement which will allow
Guyana to prepare the Second
National Commnunication for the
United Nations panel for climate
The minister disclosed that
the Second National Communi-
cation will include detailed mea-
sures to facilitate adaptation and
mitigation interventions in the
context of climate change as well
as building capacity.
H~e said government is
placing a lot of emphasis on
adoption and has spent huge
sums to expand, modernise
and develop the drainage and
irrigation systems and sea
defenses to mitigate floods
and devastation of agricul-
ture on the coastal areas.
Persaud declared that a col-
laborative effort is needed to ad-
dress the problem and lauded
the efforts of ECHO in raising
awareness of the phenomenon.
He challenged the organisation to
encourage all Guyanese to get
on board the fight against the ef-
fects of climate change by prop-
erly disposing their refuse, ad

hearing to the national building
codes and observing other im-,
perative requirements.
The rapidly changing global
temperature has been~ blamed as
one of the causes for the in-
crease in global food crises.
Court said in Guyana and
the Caribbean, Canada has al-
ready contributed C'dian$100M
under the Canada Climate
Change Fund to protect the en-
vironment and to address cli-
mate change.
"Canada supports partner
countries' efforts to meet their
commitments under the United
Nations Convention on Climate
Change through supporting
projects that promote clean en=-
ergy, carbon sinks, increase na-
tional capacity and reduce-vul-
nerability," he stressed.
The Canadian High Com-
missioner pointed out that the
assistance is particularly impor-
tant in the Caribbean where
weather modelling and hazard
risk assessment techniques are
helping countries adapt to ris-
ing sea level and temperatures.
Apart from that assistance,
Mr. Court noted that Canada
has committed nearly C'dian
$17M to a Caribbean Disaster
Risk Management Programrme
aimed at increasing capacities of
regional organizations, govern-
ments and communities to re-
spond to and manage natural di-

CARICOM disaster risk man-
"'" sal"" khaa further
C'dian$3M has been devoted to
the health sector risk manage-
ment, C'dian$20M to the
World Bank's Natural Disaster
Risk Insurance Fund. Canada
also supports the work of the
Caribbean Centre for Climnate
Change Resear-ch.

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He was adamant that the
Ministry's work, which in-
cludes, among other things,
spearheading preparations to
host the Caribbean Festival of
Arts, (CARIFESTA) X, will
continue. .
The Ministry came under

attack at around 21:30 h after a
channa bomb was hurled into its
compound on Main Street,
scorching one of the window
Two men armed with fire-
arms also exited the vehicle and
discharged a number of rounds
at the northern side of the Min-
istry, shattering windows and
damaging the walls, a police re-
lease said.
The attack, if intended to
discourage Guyana from hosting
CAR FESTA X, ha failed

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the festival will go on, and a
large number of visitors are ex-
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stepping stones," Minister
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Only recently Minister An-
thony condemned the People's
National Congress Reform
(PNCR) Leader Robert Corbin's
unwillingness to cooperate so
that Guyana will successfully

He noted that it is disrupt-
ing to public life, and is an at-
tempt to sabotage an interna-
tional event in Guyana.
"To threaten an interna-
tional event full of socio-eco-
nomic and cultural benefits for
the nation is a virtual abuse of
the freedoms guaranteed by this
government," Minister Anthony,
had said.
On April 18, Corbin vowed

that if the suspension of the
Channel Six licence was not
lifted, there would be serious
protests to make CARIFESTA
"unmanageable." During a pro-
test that same day, protesters
chanted 'No Sharma, No
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A woman cries as she cannot find her 4- ear-old
daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a
destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county,

fS dh nohe hil onM y st~er ami dheands aoke nomed
nearbtahnekepiceantre of his w ek' ert quke would tr s
aftershocks blocked a river was rising rapidly in Beichuan
and "may burst its bank at any time", the official Xinhua
news agency said. (FFEUTERS/Jason Lee)

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leadiilg Democrat, suffered a seizure yesterday but hours later
was talking with family at his side in a Boston hospital.
Kennedy, 76, was rushed from the family vacation com-
pound at Hyannisport, Massachusetts, to Cape Cod Hospital
at 9 a.m., before bemng airlifted to Boston. "He is undergoing a
battery of tests at Massachusetts General Hospital to deter-
mine the cause of the seizure," his office in Washington said in
a statement.

DOHA (Reuters) RIVAL LE ADERS Ilackled' divisive issues at
the heart of Lebanon's political crisis yesterday at Qatari-medi-
a Itc talks anned at pulling their country back from the brink of

Governments anJ opposition leaders left a conference room
separately in the morningg, after '-11 minutes o f tense talks on
ending a Itandllff that has paralyzed the government for 18
months, and left~ Lebanon rwith no president since November.

HARARE (Reuters) ZIMBABWEAN opposition leader
Morgan Tsvangirai postponed his return home yesterday to
contest an election run-off after his party said it had discov-

ouetdof Zimaw fonrmm th in mnhd He had hubee d t
return from Europe yesterday to campaign for the June 27 sec-
ond round ballot against President Robert Mugabe.
CARACAS (Reuters) VENEZUELA accused 60 Colombian
troops yesterday of entering just inside its territory in what it
said wrsa provocrae unby a warmongering government seeking
theo uetblz t e e roeares ltn.t~

were intercepted 500 yards over the border and immediately
made to return to tL~e Colombian side. Colombia did not imme-

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LAHORE (Reuters)- LEADERS OF .1 PakI:l:n la I:y e -r' mall -
ment served notice to the new coalition government it would hold
a major protest on June 10 to ihampio:n the- restolration of judges
dismissed by President Pe rlez Mlu-harral last Numem~nber.
'It is gomng to be a major milestone. It has been decided
with a heavy majority to hold the long march," Aitzaz Ahsan,
President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, told a news
cnerence after a meeting of lawyers in the eastern city of

OTTAWA (Reuters) A CANADIAN MAN who asked his
soe ox cre a al t-s apdp hyb odhs cest nungd a
hard and punctured his heart. a newspaper said on Thursday.
The Winnipeg Free Press said the 25-year-old woman had
been sentenced to three years' probation after she pleaded guilty
to assaulting the: man mn February 2007.
AMMAN, (Reuters) .-JORDANIAN authorities lost contact
with a Jordanian-nagged ship off Somalia yesterday and suspect
it was attacked by pirates, a Jordanian official said on Saturday.
"It is believed that the ship was subjected to piracy,"
Jordan's state news agency Petra quoted Minister of Trans-
portation Alan Batayneh as saying. He said the ship "Victoria",
owned by a United Arab Emirates company, was carrying 4,200
tons of sugar from -Denmark in humanitarian assistance to the
Somali capital Mogadishu.

GENEVA~ !Reuters; -4 A pcilal UiN humol~nr ghlus Inr sigab;jr
nill \Iset the United States this month to probe racism, an is-
aLe thatr has forced its way into the race to secure the Demo-
sratic Party' presidential nomination.
The United Nations said Doudou Diene would meet fed-
cral and local officials, as well as lawmakers and judicial au-
thorities during the May 19-June 6 visit. "The special rappor-
teur will...gather first-hand information on issues related to rac-
ism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,"
a U.N. statement said on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) A 6.1 MAGNITUDE earthquake
shook Sichuan province in China yesterday, the U.S. Geological
Su~rvey reported. five days after a massive tremor killed tens of
thousands of people.
UISGS reported the latest earthquake. whhich follows scores
of slightly less strong aftershocks during the week, was nearly
50 miles deep and lut 49 trules west of Guangyuan.

BEICHUAN, China (Reuters)
- Thousands of Chinese fled
their homes yesterday amid
fears a lake could burst its
banks, hampering rescue ef-
forts after the deadliest
earthquake in more than
three decades killed about
29,000 people.
Rescue workers returned to
Beichuan county,near the epi-
center of the quake, in Sichuan
province, but many residents
were too frightened to return,
nervous about a lake formed af-
trdaftenshocns tngege od hu d
"After briefly evacuating,
rescue work returned to normal
at Beichuan," an official Web
site (www.china.com.cn) said,
blaming the evacuation on a

A paramilitary officer had
told Reuters earlier that the like-
lihood of the lake bursting its
banks was "extremely big .

The situation was "very
dangerous because there are still
trecmors causing: landslides that
could damage the dam", said
Luo Gang, a building worker
who left the southeastern port
city of Xiamen and rushed home
to look for his missing fiancee.
Rescue work had been com-
plicated by bad weather, treach-
erous terrain and hundreds of af-
The United States Geologi-
Scal Survey reported a tremor of
6.1 magnitude centr-ed 49 miles
wes sof Guang uann the hate t
Sichuan province. China's offi-
cial Xinhua news agency said
there was no immediate word
from the area of additional dam-
age or casualties.
the Pcouhu the time for
has passed, saving lives re-
mains the top priority of our
work," President Hu Jintao
told distraught survivors just

over a week after a jubilant
China celebrated~ the Olym-

pic torch relay reaching the
summit of Mount Everest.

lot of material left, more mud
than water, GaieG s uinghe

southern hemispheric winter in

dnts ofahshaiten reut

The column of ash above
the volcano, kept aloft by the
pressure of constant erup-
tions, rose as high as 20 miles
early in the eruption but has
since fallen back to about 4.5
miles .
"The decision to evacuate
was very opportune, as was the
decision to keep the zone clear
for now," said chief govern-
med71sapf sman Fran ic
President Michelle Bachelet
on Thursday.

in southern Chile as it generated

-s :h= ground, heavy
flooding hit the area around

TeChaiten volcllngano, 760 l
milers, south lof their capital
Satiaostrteds beruptingon l
Molay 2fo th rttime in thouwerr-
andy moltien rbokito" the air.
Thvero egiovrnmenat ond r
pofratenol sxmle rm
the erupting volcano, of-lmis
that abouth 90 phercnit o te

t chad ten flos died by the -
"Ths eas flooding hash recded
ind mterm rof water u the are'

SANTIAGO (Reuters)
Chile's Chaiten volcano
groaned, rumbled and shud-
dered on Thursday, raising
ne~~ concerns among authori-
ties, as lightning bolts pierced

the huge clouds of hot ash
hovering ominously above its
Chile's National Emegency
Office, ONEMI, said heavy ash
kept shooting iiom the volcano


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nomination day, he was a
Venezuelan national.
Mair was served with a
copy of the petition while in
Parliament on October 2, 2007.
The election-petition docu-
ments were sent by registered
mail on October 9, 2007, the ad-
dress on Mair's nomination pa-
When Mair challenged the
service of the petition, Senior
Puisne Judge Marva McIntosh
held that service of the docu-
ments in Parliament when it
was in session was null and
However, the Court of
Appeal comprising Justice
Algernon Smith, Justice Karl
Harrison and Justice Mahadev
Dukharan overturned the judg-
ment of the Supreme Court.
In their interpretation of
the act, the Court of Appeal
judges found that "the notice
of presentation of the peti-
tion and other documents
were served and given on the
date when the letter contain-
ing them was dispatched by
registered post."

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(Nation News) MlORE THAN 15 teachers from St
Christopher's Primary School, Bourne's Land, Christ Church,
were marked absent Friday That was confirmed by~ several par-
ears wh~o called THE NATION Fntday during and afler many
Sof them had to return to the school to pick up their cinidren.
One parent, who did not give a name, sard only four reach-
ers and the school's principal Anthony Graham were at the
School mn the morning.
(Nation News) AN INTENDED one-week vacation to St
Mlaarten turned sour for two fnends on Wednesday. Kelvin
,Nixon and Gregory Murrell claimed they were "manhandled~'.
by tmmigT3auon Offtclais ,hortly arrivng in the country on an
.early fhght.
Nixon. who received the brunt of the alleged abuse, said
they were looked upon with suspicion from the time they ap-
proached the desk after 11 a.m.

.TIO nas ten as~og <\crpu-n So th S tona lUCo o
Public Workersf' NUIPW calling public officers "icabs".
In a statement Issue~d by the ministry Friday, it was noted
that given the "uncertainty" of the situallon involving the edu-
Ication officers, some of whom did not report for duty last Pri-
day, the ministry mlade alternate plans to have the Common
Entrance Exanunation papers delivered to the 22 centres where
3 7041 primary school students wrote the exam on Tuesday.

(Trinmdad Express) ARAN~JEZ FArRMlERS Fnday com-
-plained that the pnce of chennucals. which has trpled mn recent
months. is cripplingg"' them, and they have called on the Gov-
ernment to do something about It
"They kdlling us. We can't see the money we making be-
cause most of It gonog back mn the chemicals for the garden.'lse
price of chenucals is ndiculous, Sunita Ramlartan said. She was
among dozens of farmers who- anxiiously awaited the arrival of
Agriculture Mlmiste~r Arnold Piggott who was touring algricul-
rural lands on the: Arnjuez Estate.

(Trinidad Express) POLICE WERE Fnday night investiga-
Eng the authenuarty of` a call made to the relatives of ladnapped
hr-~mror 4nmn la dal. wh oqa sdnotce Hl Londher
a UjS51 numllion ransoni
Amnrika's mother. Alllron Squires-Raldal~. Isi the owner of
the Lmn restaurant mn Chaguaria Her faherh~ Geewan. owhns a
nholesleSL drr goo~ds busine-j near the Chaguanas market. The
couple are divorced but both were at their daug hter's home yes-

(Jamaica G~leanerr THE. FRAU1D case Insolluig former state
minister for energy. Kier Spencer, and his run associate.
Coleen Wnght and Rodney Clnn. has agamn been delayed to fa-
ch~iate: the prosecution
conn chee ae ban huj and ne -laun ernn c are in
J'ca5f'76 nulhion tn costs. The case has now been set for me~n-
tion on June 19 in the Corpo~rale Are~a Residelnt M~agistml~e's

IJamaica G~leaner) THE M1INTSTRY of Health and Environ-
ment is appealing to parents or guardians who have children
between one and IS seats to, ensure that they are fuliv
ammllnlled In the wake of an unlpo~rted case of mleades~.
At\ the same tune. the health nunisin is makmg contact with
persons who were on the flight unth the infected child who
.Iarme~d on the Irland fromn Europe. with a riew 10: conducting
fever and rash wneclliance.

rJamaica Gleaner) THE TfHR~E MALrE tcenagers who were

trfrclingn ne perdn ilrl;eo 1so~ n un I'(I-r!"OI IChCD

lTplea tree l ~di g sits when the\ appeared in the Home
Cru l I-rr d d .tsticehC)naki ulcl. ~h extended their ball

IJamaica Gleaner, FIRE BELIEVED) in hale heen caused by
an electrical short circuit destroyed a l5-spanment buildlng in
Main Street, St Ann's Bay, Friday, l~a\ Ing 19 people home-
The mostly wooden structure also housed three business
establishments a barber shop, an upholstery repair shop and
an Island Dairies depot -all of which were badly affected.



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duced and for an early election
to be called.
Mitchell is expected to pur-
sue an election petition in the Su-
preme Court, in an attempt to es-
tablish that Mait has dual citizen-
There are three other elec-
tion-petition cases before the
courts, two of which are alleg-
ing dual citizenship.
The JLP's West Portland
Member of Parliament, Daryl
Vaz, has already been ousted as
a result of his dual citizenship,
and is now appealing Chief Jus-
tice Zaila McCalla's ruling
Mair had challenged the
manner in which the petition

was delivered, but the Court
of Appeal found that he had
been properly served by reg-
istered mail, in accordance
with the Election Petitions
The court held that service
took effect on the date when the
letter with the election petition
and other documents were dis-
patched by registered post to
the address given on Mair's
nomination paper.
Mitchell contends in the
petition, which was filed in
the Supreme Court on Octo-
ber 1 last year, that Mair
was not qualified to be
elected to the House of Rep-
resentatives because on

stroy all illegal structures, "I
am going to remove all those
building that are there. We can-
not operate that way; it's a di-
saster. The sanitation is poor,
it is bad," the health minister
told The Gleaner,
Spencer is uncertain
about when the clean-up pro-
cess will begin because he
will have to seek funding for
the demolition and relocation
of the vendors who operate
from the beach. Spencer has
identified the old Rocky
Point market as the possible
place for relocation but that
structure is also in need of
major repairs.
Those who use the
beachfront to make a living
are concerned about the en-
vironmental hazards. They
are hoping that the
minister's visit will be the
first step in improving their

The public is here by!
advised that the price ofi

'sugar ex-factory is' G$3,800~
per 50kg bag. This price has
been unchanged since/

~October 16, 2006. If any'
Wholesaler is found to bei

driving up the price, they;
will be struck from the list of.

approved suppliers.

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Rocky
Point fishing village, one of
the major destinations for
freshly cooked seafood in Ja-
maica, is now an environ-
mental disaster.
The beachfront has become
a small town with a number of
informal settlers. The ad-hoc
development has meant that
many of the amenities of mod-
ern life are absent.
Activities on the beach have
provided a prime opportunity
for fishermen to eke out a liv-
ing and over time beach lands
there have become occupied
with zinc shacks, huts and
As recently as August last
year during Hurricane Dean, the
ramshackle structures were de-
stroyed, but were promptly re-
With a growing population
and high visitor turnout, the

coastline, with no garbage dis-
posal or collection system, has
now become a place of squa-
lor because users of the beach
get rid of their waste on the
sand by either dumping or
A thorough look at the
beach provides scenes littered
with dead aquatic fauna and
flora, plastic bottles, tyres,
boards, nails and dead animals.
One end of the beachfront
is waterlogged, a tiny lake trans-
formned into a natural habitat for
Sprigs. Inevitably, mosquitoes
have also taken a liking to the
area and are breeding uncon-
The community now fears
malaria and dengue epidemics.
Minister of Health and
Member of Parliament for
South East Clarendon, Ruddy
Spencer, in a recent visit to the
community, threatened to de-

5/17/2008, 10:07 PM

Another JLP seat under

(Jamaica Gleaner) PEOPLE'S
caretaker for St Catherine
North Eastern, Phyllis
Mitchell, Friday received the
green light from the Court of
Appeal to challenge Gregory
Mair's eligibility to sit in Par-
With the Appeals Court
win, another Jamaica Labour
Party (JLP) seat has been
placed under threat, presenting
the potential for the
Government's narrow four-seat
margin to be even further re-




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Georgetown, Guyana


FOLLOWING REPORTS on the Internet ol the current mix
if anti-government illegal demonstrations in
iaeorgetown; drive-by shootings at police and police sta-
fions; plus this past Friday night's hurling of channa
bombs at the Mmnistry: of Culture, with the later repeated
rire by gunmen at the WPaterChris Hotel, a well known
:age came to mind: "What you see by day, you do not
w~ait to light a candlestick to see at night".
If the captains of industry and commerce in this na-
tion, as well as the' print and electronic media, are wait-
ing to witness the end results of the current extra-
parliamentary street politics of the main
opposition PNCR's so-called "cost of living protests",
before sounding their own warnings to an orchestrated
threat to the rule of law, then they may have to light the
proverbial candlestick to see the consequences.
First, there was the unsubstantrated and quite alarm-
ing claim by the PNCR leader, Robert Corbin, of the po-
lice having received instructions to use fire power and
tear gas to prevent or quell a protest demonstration on
the day his party supporters broke through police barri-
cades in the city while Parliament was hoping to debate
the cost of Inving situation.
Both the Minister of Home Affairs. Clement Rohee
and, more significantly, the high command of the Guyana
Police Force, separately challenged Ihe PNCR leader to
provide the EVIDENCE in support of his allegation.
It is an allegation that carried the unmistakable po-
tential for igniting politicallethnic passions in a society
that continues to suffer the consequences when either
of the two major political parties resorts to the weapon
of race, however subtle the masking.
Mr. Corbin is yet to produce the requested evidence.
Subsequently, having been firmly criticised by the
police for violating the agreed routes for that same con-
troversial protest march, the PNCR leader was to be in-
volved in what the police first deemed an unlawful march
last Thursday for which permission was not granted.
The PNCR leader was reported in the local media
as explaining that having learnt that no permission was
forthcoming for the originally planned "cost of living" pro-
test march, he chose to walk back to his office since he
had turned up without his car for the start of the event.
What then reportedly happened, as claimed, was that
those who had assembled to await Corbin's arrival, de-
cided to follow him as he set about returning to his of-
The ensuing disorderly behaviour, including mock-
ing of the police as the so-called "walk" turned out to be
another not-so-clever political device, reminded me of
that time of the Wynn Parry-headed Commission of
Inquiry into the Februaryl962 "disturbances in British
Guiana" against the then PPP administration of Cheddi
In addressing a response from then PNC leader,

MY fellow Berbicians and
even other persons visiting
Region Six are anxiously
awaiting the completion of
the Berbice River Bridge
which will definitely increase
the business activities and
economic life in our Ancient
For many years, although
we appreciated the ferry cross-
ing, it was our dream to have a
bridge across the river which
would link us with the rest of
the country. I am quite sure
many persons who have prob-

ably never even left that region
would now be enthusiastic to
visit Georgetown and the other
parts of the country.
Many schools in Berbice
would now be able to bring their
students to Georgetown on field
trips which I am sure would be
very educational for the children.
I am personally astonished
by this achievement which I
hope would be a success in the
development of Region Six
and the people of this region.


THE recent arrest of youths
in targeted areas created
quite a stir with the PNCR
and Corbin accusing the Po-
lice of racial profiling, ha-
rassment of its supporters
and the usual''reasons for
protest'. The arrest by the
police no doubt resulted
from investigations.
How it is that Corbin
knows that that those arrested
are his supporters? Do any of

the PNCR? Or is Corbin intent
on using them to garner sup-
port for his marches the way
he used CN Sharma.
While I do not wish to de-
bate the 'right and or wrongs'
of the Police action, I wish to
point out that the Police are
the law enforcement agents of
Guyana. They are the ones
vested with the responsibility
to maintain law and order, de-
spite what is claimed by Corbin
and the PNCR.
The persons I understand
were arrested while limingg' in
the streets, which in itself is an
offence and Corbin is well
aware of that. The police need
to be proactive to reduce the
amount of unsolved crimes.
Corbin and the PNCR lead-
ership tried to: create discon-
tentment in the village of
Burton when the Joint Services
began to clear the lower East
Coast Demerara backlands.
They did not succeed.
With the presence of the
Joint Services in Buxton and
with the clearing exercise in
progress, there has been a vis-
ible reduction in the number of
brutal and vicious crimes. The
Joint Services have been vindi-
cated in that regard. Let us give
this new measure time to see
the results.
This action is nothing new
to policing tactics. It was prac-
tised during the 70s under the
PNC Burnham regime. I could
remember raids being carried
out in those same areas and in
villages on the East Coast
Demerara and the older per-
sons who want to be honest
would speak out. This also
happens in other countries.
I have copied parts of an
article from the World Social-
ist Website (www.wsws.org/
articles/2005/apr2005/) for the
information of readers.
"In a massive dragnet, U.S.
Marshals led more than 90
state, local and other federal
police agencies last week in ar-
resting over 10,000 people
across the country...
Code-named Operation

Falcon, for Federal and Local
Cops Organized Nationally, the
unprecedented federally-coordi-
nated mass arrests were staged
for maximum political and me-
dia impact. Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales used the op-
eration as the subject of his first
news conference since the con-
firmation of his controversial
Attorney General Gonzales
told reporters, "Operation
FA CON bes an ecBlets ed-

rection and the Justice
Department's dedication to deal
.both with the terrorist threat
and traditional violent crime."
He added, "This joint effort
shows the commitment of our
federal, state, and local partners
to make our neighborhoods
This was an operation in the
USA and it was effective. Why
should things be different in
Guyana? We compare ourselves
to them in every sphere.
Robert Corbin and the
PNCR seem to have a penchant
for protecting criminals, it was
not surprising therefore when
the news broke that his driver
was arrested for being involved
in robbery and murder. I bet that
would be a reason for one of his
protests -claiming that he isin-
I wish to ask all fair minded
persons to say honestly if they
could truly vow for the charac-
ter of any person who is not
with them 24 hours a day. That
is what Corbin is doing and ask-
ing others to do.
As a politician and a law-
yer, Corbin should know that
people will tell you what they
think you want to hear. I once
heard someone say 'prisons are
filled with innocent persons'.
Corbin seems to have some di-
vine ability that tells him who
is guilty and who is innocent.
Maybe he should offer his ser-
vices to ~the Police and stop the
confrontational approach that he
seems to be adopting of recent. It
is dangerous for him and his fol-
lowers. When crowd getsagitated
itisdifficulttocontrol. Weremem-
ber what happened in July 2001
and do not wish for arepeat:-
If Corbin could be so bold
to publicly commit these minor
offences and find a reason for
so doing, why is it that he
would not dare to do more in
The question that must
be answered is who has most
to gain by creating chaos in


THE police, quite uncharac-
teristically, explained the
reason for not approving the
request for the PNCR protest
march planned for Thursday,
saying that on the party's
previous march, they had di-
ro ndomad thhrosn c w
police barriers. While it is
not normal for the police to
exlain wh{, apro Ils are

been expected.
The week before approval
was granted for a similar pro-
tersttmtch, tlus uesulte vin I e
a disorderly and vulgar manner
which seems to be the way the
PNCR protest. They were
given permission and they
broke the law.
The PNCR has had a his-
tory of destruction and mayhem
during their protest marches.
Corbin and the leaders of the

Party are well aware of the in-
creased chances for mayhem to
break out once the protesters
reach crowded parts of the city.
The Guyana Police Force has a
responsibility to all Guyanese, it
does not have the luxury of deciding
whm topotecttloeyanes Muired on
protect the citizens of Guyana.
If Corbin and the PNCR
leadershipbtfunklia i a rghthfor
choose to break to achieve their
political objective, then what
would happen should they retum
to py Guyanese is entitled
to the same protection under the
law, protection from individuals
threatening, harassing or disturb-
ing them.
The PNCR need to let the
police do their job and respect
the law.


Forbes Burnham, why he had failed to respond to a re-
quest from the Governor to appeal to his demonstrating
supporters In Georgetown to desist from acts of violence
and cooperate with the security forces, he was to adopt
the position that ''the man who calls off the dog owns
the dog."
The Commission's reaction to that very cynical con-
tention by Burnham, was: "This callous and remorseless
attitude is reminiscent of Mark Anthony's observations:
'Mischief thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt'..."
Playing hide and seek with the police as they opted
to make a farce of the rule of law in Georgetown last
Thursday when the PNCR chose to continue its anti-gov-
ernment cost of lvlng protest, may have been satisfying
for those seeking to resort to some of the old tactics and
strategies of now deceased mentors-
If Mr. Corbin's "walk back" to his office was amusing
in the context of what ensued on the streets last Thurs-
day, including the harrowing experience by the police to
maintain law and order, then the statement issued later
In the day that the police "will seek legal advice" on the
unlawful protest, was even more amusing.
The law enforcement agencies would, of course, be
aware that this is not a time for amusement; not with the
signs pointing to "danger ahead". If the politics of "slow
fire". of an earlier period is recalled and effectively doused
by the politics of mature dialogue, then there should be
no need to light a candlestick to see in the night what is
so clearly viewed by day.
Question is: Will the representatives of the business
community, the religious communities and other non-gov-
ernment organizations that claim to be committed to the
rule of law and unity among all races, now step up to the
challenge to remind the PNCR that there are other ways
to respond to the cost of living problem a worldwide
challenge than to engaging in politics that could pro-
voke incitement to disorder and made worse by foment-
ing animosity with the police themselves?

Thanks for the

Berbice Bridge

Are the young

people arrested

PN CR supporters?

Police were right

~to~ say no

Street market

for charlotte


(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) -Cabinet has agreed to establish
a temporary street market on three blocks of Charlotte
Street, Port-of-Spain, from later this month until Decem-
ber next year.
The market will extend from Duke Street to Independence
Square and operate on specific days and times, according to
Local Government Minister Hazel Manning.
In a statement to journalists attending Thursday's post-Cabi-
net press conference at White Hall, Queern's Park W'est, Port-
of-Spain, she said the arrangement a llI be supponrtd by strict
management and policing.
Manning said vendors will have to, get licenses to sell in
the area and lines will be drawn on the street to facilitate li-
censed stalls. She added that a management firm will be em-
ployed to monitor the day-to-day operations of the street mar-
She said this should resolve the issue of vending in Port-
The initiative was outlined as part of a comprehensive ur-
ban management plan for the central business district of Port-
Manning said Cabinet also agreed to spend $27 million to
establish a special unit to effectively police the central busi-
ness district. She added that parking of vehicles would no longer
be allowed on Henry and Charlotte Streets.
She said Cabinet made its decision on the basis of a report
compiled by an urban planning consultant hired to conduct a
situational analysis and consultations with all major stakehold-
Cabinet has also agreed to conduct a survey of all existing
street vending in the central business district of Port-of-Spain,
upgrade waste management services and litter collection sys-
tems, and develop a comprehensive plan for the eastern part of
the central business district from Charlotte Street to Piccadillyr
Street. She said that the east Port-of-Spain Development coml-
pany will take the lead responsibility for developing this plan
along with other agencies operating in the area.
A steering committee comprising representatives of 12
organizations and an urban planning adviser will be set up to
develop the details of the urban management strategies.
Manning said the Ministry of Local Government believed
tth e thog vhe poper tidom ,mnt afd ,eantgemben ot
and pride" will be restored to the downtown area.
A statement distributed after the press conference said:
"It is absolutely critical that we minimise the amount of
traffic congestion, garbage pile-ups and criminal activity
in Port-of-Spain. We also would like to allow citizens to
earn an honest living in a clean, comfortable and safe en-

Cabinet ap proves

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plan f01 90 ft Of Sall

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Local Government Minister Ha-
zel Manning also on Thursday announced Cabmnet ap-
proval sf a TT$3 million d velo~pm ent plan for the cen-

She said the area in question is bounded by Park Street,
Wrightson Road and the Beetham Highway, Richmond and
Charles Streets and Piccadilly Street and the St Ann's River (East
Dry River).
Describing it as phase 1, she said the plan involved setting
up an efficient security programme, including a surveillance and
management system for the area; repair and rehabilitation of
the streets including repairs to footpaths, curbs and slipper

coul a n mdte smnadl,p sh-eam vni in pubi cwM
and new lighting for streets and buildings.
The plan also calls for the development of a public educa-
tion programme to sensitise burgesses, residents and the esti-
mated half a million people and 5,000 motorists who visit the
capital each day about the importance of maintaining a clean
and safe environment.
An oversight committee is to be established to guide the
process. It will include representatives of the ministries of Lo-
cal Government, Works and Transport, Planning, Housing and
the Environment, National Security, Social Development and
tourism as well as the East Port-of-Spain Development Com-
pany, the Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) and
the Downtown Owners and Managers Association.
That committee will function from April 2008 to April

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THE late leader of the PNCR
Hugh Desmond Hoyte had
spoken out against what he
termed the 'putagee mafia'.
This was at a time when he
was trying to attract foreign
investors to Guyana and was
getting much criticism and
resistance from a certain sec-
tion of the society.
We see today that this
group of persons is still active
with the indecent attack that
was launched on Buddy Shivraj.
I do not know the man, but the
reports in the Stabroek News
seem to suggest that something
more is going on.
Government had issued
leases to two persons to con-
struct hotels (Buddy's and
Casique) in the stadium area to
facilitate visitors during the
CWC in 2007. The playing field
for both persons was the same.
Both investors took the risk and
they were given the same con-
cessions by Government.
Buddy's (thank heavens)
was able to complete his hotel
in time for the CWC but Ca-



cique was not, and still isn't.
The benefits of an investment
are to the fortune of the inves-
tor. If Buddy's or any investor
is offered a price that is worth
his while then it would be in-
comprehensible for him to have
refused it.
Why the indecency of ex-
posing how much was paid
and how much made beats
my mind, especially in a so-
ciety as ours where criminals
are willing to risk their lives
for a few dollars. Is it that
Buddy's is not of the 'class'
that should benefit from that
kind of profits from a 'buy
With an investor like Ozkan
in Guyana, maybe he would at-
tract other investors; is that the
fear of the 'mafia' Stabroek
News and others like them could
consider benefiting from a 'buy
out'.to their benefit?
Whatever is their prob-
lem, this indecency in the
media needs to stop.


I have to say that the
Stabroek News cartoon in its
May 15 edition is a classic,
especially since it was pre-
ceded by two other classics
which captured every stage
of the PNCR's ploys and its
disguises through protests. I
couldn't contain my laugh-
ter. I wish to congratulate the
cartoonist for his creativity
in always making serious is-
sues into ones which we can
look at and laugh about. It
also shows that the cartoon-
ist is a genius in his own
I wonder if the cartoonist
is present at all of these pro-
tests, especially in their plan-
ning stages. Those cartoons are
simply amazing and I don't
think anyone could explain
these things as accurately as

the cartoonist puts them to-
gether in one picture.
SP. Harris, you are definitely
a genius and you deserve some
thtimbs up. Well done. Those
people in the PNCR can no
longer disguise their real inte -
tions and hide behind the mask
of being truly concerned about
the' welfare of Guyanese. They
should have recognized this a
long time ago, since the time
when they began to lose more
aIqd more votes. That party is a
wiste aid a joke now.
Do keep up the good
work, Mr. Harris. In fact,
the cartoons should be put
t ether as a masterpiece
book for future reference
when we look back at our
h Store.


I was very impressed to see
in the Stabroek News, May
16 edition, an article report-
ing that the International
Labour Organisation has
named Guyana as one of five
Caribbean countries with a
good HIV workplace
HIV is a worldwide phe-
nomenon and many countries
are making significant strides in
stigma and discrimination
awareness, especially in the
workplace. Over the years, sev-
eral ministries have put policies
and programmes in place to
ease stigma against HIV in-
fected workers.
This report is very refresh-
ing in light of recent negativity
ill our country. It shows that
emphasis is being placed on de-
velopmental issues.
Being comfortable in the

wprk environment is key to
quality production. Efforts to
ensure that HIV infected work-
ers are in an environment where
they are at ease would guaran-
tee that overall production is
SRegardless of a person's
HIV status, that person has
the right to be employed, be-
cause they, like most of the
working population, have
families to support. These are
also the persons whose skills
are highly needed in various
industries and therefore, can-
not be lost.
I applaud the Ministries
and organizations that ex-
ecute HIV workplace
programmes and encourage
th~m to continue the good


LEADER of the main Oppo-
sition Party, Robert Corbin
claims that he respects and
obeys the laws of Guyana.
However, during his planned
protests the police did not
grant permission for this ex-
ercise to continue.
Mr. Corbin, nevertheless,
gave his followers this informa-
tion, then proceeded to say that
since his driver had left he
would have to walk back to his
Utter nonsense! Why not
just order his driver to return?
This is a silly transparent ploy
to break the law!
It is quite obvious that he
was bent on finding a way in
which to ensure that the pro-
test continued, although it
was now termed a 'walk to
my chambers.' Mr. Corbin
knew that he was breaching
the same law that he claims
to obey but he still contin-
ued despite several attempts
by the police to halt the pro-
test. .
The routes taken by his
supporters/picketers included
stopping in front of the
Magistrate's Court to picket
with the plaques which was in-
clusive of 'his walk home.'
While protesting is an ef-
fective way to highlight a situ-
ation, I think the PNCR's cul-
ture of protesting is becoming

quite tiresome and downright
irritating to the Guyanese pub-
Why can't Mr. Corbin
find a more constructive man-
ner in which to highlight is-
sues? The few hundreds of
people he is manipulating
may be enjoying themselves.
But what about the majority
of Guyanese who have to
face this stress day after
Doesn't Mr. Corbin have
any regard for them? When
will he become tired of his
selfish obsession?


Once again I must congratu-
late the Ministry of Health for
heightening its response in
the fight against substance
abuse in Guyana.
I am very much impressed
that the Mmnistry is incorporat-
ing the business sector to re-
spond to this issue which has
been penetrating all strata of the
Guyanese Society.
Reducing and preventing
substance abuse is everybody's
business, the Ministry cannot

do this alone, it will take all of
us, families, schools, communi-
ties, religious institutions and
non-governmental organizations
to build awareness and be a
positive influence to the wider
As citizens of our coun-
try, we should take up the re-
sponsibility to assist in en-
suring a healthier and drug-
free Guyana.


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port of a Commission of In-
quiry into bribery allegations
against Prime Minister
Keith Mitchell seems set to
compete with election mani-
festos for voters' attention at
a now expected snap national
poll in Grenada, possibly be.
fore the end of July.
Already, while
Mitchell, currently in his third-
term as Prime Minister, was en.
thusiastically quoting at a pub-
lic meeting last weekend selec-
tive portions of the 83-page
commission of inquiry report,
leader of the opposition Na-
tional Democratic Congress
(NDC), Tilman Thomas, was
referencing aspects of the docu-
ment critical of how the govern-
ment in St George's had con-
ducted transactions with non-
Mitchell, leader of the rul-
ing New National Party (NNP),
was cleared by the Commission
of published allegations that he
had received half a million US
dollars in bribery payment for
appointing a controversial
American businessman, Eric
Resteiner, as Grenada's ambas-
Resteiner, who was at the
time a fugitive from US justice,
has since been convicted on
fraud charges and imprisoned.
But the Commissiofi's report
went beyond the central ques-
tion of its inquiry--namely the
bribery allegations against
It also considered the neces- .
sity for the NNP
administration to avoid recur-
rence of practices in dealing
with foreigners and overseas
travels that could have
a negative impact on Grenada's
Lone Commissioner of
the public inquiry was Sir Rich-
ard Cheltenham, prominent
Barbadian Queen's Counsel, and
former cabinet minister of a

Barbados Labour Party admin-
istration, who was previously
involved in state-established
public probes in other
CARICOM countries.
Among his legal advisers
was Dr Fenton
Ramsahoye, also a prominent
Queen's Counsel of the region
and former Attorney General of
Guyana; while Senior Counsel
and former Attorney General of
Trinidad and Tobago, Lawrence
Maharaj, was counsel for Prime
Minister Mitchell.
As noted in the report
submitted by Cheltenham to
Grenada's Governor General
Daniel Williams, the "central
question" of the public inquiry
was to determine "the truth or
otherwise of allegations pub-
lished in 'The Offshore Alert'
of April 30, 2004" pertaining
to claims that the Prime Min-
ister had been bribed
by Resteiner.
The bribe money
was allegedly given in a briefcase
to Mitchell in 2002 in Switzer-
land by Resteiner, to facilitate
him to function as an ambassa-
dor-at-large, armed with a
G~renada diplomatic passport. It
coincided with a period when
Resteiner was being sought
on fraud charges by US law en-
forcement agents.

Mitchell had repeatedly de-
nied the bribery allegations and
claimed to have received only
US$15,000 which, he explained,
was money owed him by
Resteiner as expenses incurred
during official travels abroad as
Prime Minister.
The Cheltenham-led
probe concluded on page 44
that "there is not a shred of
evidence implicating him
(Mitchell). The allegations
have no support whatever in
the evidence given..."
Nevertheless, there are
some significant criticisms

by the Commissioner on how
the Mitchell administration
conducted business with a non-
Grenadian like Resteiner. He
made it clear, for example, that
"under no circumstances should
the Prime Minister have been
receiving cash from Resteiner or
from any other person for re-
Further, Commissioner
Cheltenham considered it rel-
evant to also record that cabi-
net ministers and officials of the
Mitchell administrations "who
serve at all levels of the public
service", ought properly to be
concerned with one objective,
namely, the promotion of the
best interests of the country.
Their loyalty should be at all
times to the country and to no
one else...
"As soon as individuals are
responsible for funding the
travel, accommodation, food etc
of Ministers, senior public ser-
vants, security guards attached
to the Prime Minister and oth-
ers", stressed Cheltenham,
"they in turn may feel a sense
of beholden to their source of

In contrast to Cheltenham's
concluding observations,
Mitchell, who had personally
admitted in a national broadcast
in May 2004 to accepting the
US$15,000 from Resteiner, was
to subsequently tell meeting of
his NNP in September 2007
about the prevailing bribery al-
"The cabinet made a deci-
sion (on the particular overseas
visit); the gentleman (concerned)
agreed to pay my bills. I spent
the money; he agreed to pay me
back. I collected my money so
if he taped it and has the
tape..it's my damn money...I
only sorry he didn't give me
Last weekend, as copies of
the inquiry report were being
made available to parliamentar-
ians and others by the Office
of Governor General, the oppo-
sition NDC was recalling that
particular statement last year by
Mitchell. The Prime Minister,
on the other hand, was quoting
selected portions of
Cheltenham's report to castigate
his opponents for what he said
were their "concoctions" against

voters have had enough of
NNP's corruption in office and
poor governance..."
When the two clashed at the
November 2003 poll, the NNP
had managed to retain power
with a one-seat majority based
on eight seats secured with 48
percent of the 47,488 votes cast,
representing a 52 percent re-
sponse by the eligible elector-
The NDC secured its seven
seats with 45.06 percent. The
disputed one-seat majority re-
sulted from the Carriacou con-
stittiency being allocated to the
NNP with a margin of six votes,
unsuccessfully challenged by
the NDC.
Now, in 2008, the stage is
being set for the
"Cheltenham Report" on a
bribery probe against Prime
Minister Mitchell, to be a
much referenced document,
along with the manifestos be-
ing prepared by the NNP and
NDC for their coming elec-
toral duel for which unofficial
campaigning is very much

Opposition Leader
Thomas's latest response was
one of outrage and recalled how
he had been refused by the
Commission to ask questions at
the inquiry.
He told the media last week
that while he and his party have
"serious problems" with the
functioning of the Cheltenham
Commission, and in particular
its "core conclusion" (exonerat-
ing Mitchell from a criminal of-
fence), they intend to inform
Grenadians of other aspects
of the report.
But Mitchell's focus right
now is on general election 2008.
Prime Minister since 1995, he is
looking optimistically to a
fourth consecutive term, having
managed to maintain power with
a slender one-seat majority in
the 15-member parliament since
the November 2003 general elec-
The NDC's Thomas had
declared, with much
confidence, that "this (coming)
election is our time...Gjrenadian


ISN'T it just amazing how
most countries in the region
are belly-aching about the
increase in the price of food,
mainly imported, after years
of rhetoric about kick-start-
ing agriculture, which sadly
never came.
It might be true to say our
leaders were probably still talk-
ing about resuscitating this im-
portant sector of our economy
while the high food prices cri-
sis crept up on them.
I asked CARICOM new-
comer prime minister, David
Thompson, the head of the Bar-
badian government, during are-
cent visit to Port of Spain,
whether our leaders should
partly shoulder some of the
blame for the food price crisis

that are affecting consumers,
from the middle class to the
poor and the disadvantaged in
our societies.
Instead of getting a straight-
forward answer, I got more
rhetoric about CARICOM try-
ing its best to put plans in place
to breathe life in food produc-
I may not be privy to these
plans, but what I know is that
over the years, committee after
committee has been set up to
look at food production. More
sub-committees were set up,
one on top of the other.
But have we gotten any-
where with it?
Doesn't seem so, as the
CARICOM food bill, currently
over US$3.5 billion annually,
continues to climb as we depend
more and more on imported

vegetables and supermarket
Dr. Ralph Henry, a well-re-
spected economist in Trinidad
and one of the consultants on a
recent report on the state of
food for CARICOM, said the
Caribbean's food consumption
is heavily weighed towards im-
ported products.
It's having a major impact
and it will force the Caribbean
to talk about diversification and
how to feed ourselves. It will
take time, said Dr Henry, since
the whole structure is not
geared to produce for domestic
I can also understand the
frustrations of Guyanese
President Bharrat Jagdeo
who has lead responsibility
for Agriculture in the region,
lamenting the small funding
that has gone into the agri-
cultural sector and few re-
quests that went to the mul-
tilateral financing institu-
tions for agriculture, since
many regional countries pre-
ferred to focus on tourism.
His own wide-ranging and
in-depth proposal, titled the
Jagdeo Initiative ,'Strengthening
Agriculture for Sustainable De-
velopment', a strategy to alle-
viate some of the binding con-
straints to the development of
the sector alnd creating the en-
abling environment to encourage
Sres rgence ofi int& h tnt isn
formation process, has not re-
ally gone anywhere.

urge cy b the resetmf orb~ le
ers to get the very neglected ag-
riculture sector on the front

Next week, the Council for
Trade and Economic Develop-
ment (COTED) will meet in a
special session to deal with ag-
riculture. The meeting will dis-
cuss the Agriculture Investment
Forum carded for June, and fol-
low up action from the Agricul-
ture Donor Conference held in
Port of Spain last year.
The Forum, beihg held
against the background of 'The
Jagdeo Initiative', will provide
a platform for Caribbean and in-
ternational parties with an inter-
est in investing in the agricul-
ture sector to seek business al-
liances with existing and poten-
tial agriculture entrepreneurs.
The two-day Forum,
Scodn e o a h 11 o CeR
udspak 9lieled ;,and
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bureaucracy it was monopolized by the latter. In other words. East
Indians were not only ulnder-represented at the top echelons of the
bureaucracy (as was the case with Negroes) but they' were also un-
der-represented at the lower echelons." The under-representation
of Indians is further underscored in Tables 2 andl 3-
Table 2: Fixed Pensionable Establishment of the Public Service
with Salary of 150 and over in 1925
Year Non-Indian In~dian
1913 288 1
192! 323 8
1924 358 23 *
969 32
Sour-ce: Th~e Kunwawr Mahanraj Singhk Report, 1925

Table 3: Fixed Pensionable Establishn i~t of thie Public Service
with Salary under 150 in 1925
Year Non-indians Indians
1913 94 8
19)21 112 27
1924 97 14
303 419
Source: The Kunwar Mafharraj Singht Reportv, 1925

The small White planter elite in the colonial era widely prac-
ticed ethnic dominance in the Public Service. This dominance cre-
ated a dual stratification system, one exclusively for Whites, and
hthe other at tthenluowe Ieve fr Idanhseand b icns w ht At an
band ethnicity fato cacnot tconvbicingly explain the greater num-
Most of the Public Service positions attracted an urban-based
population before 1953, and so the groups most likely to absorb

these positions were Africans
and the Mixed. Africans and the

1946, Indians comprisedl 16%~~I11. C~~~
.f tes ua~n2 ndlaio~n ta in-
ricans constituted about 54% of
the urban population in 1960
while the Mixed was some-
where around 53% in 1960.
T'he imbalance against Indi-
ans in the Public Service did not
materialize as a political issue
until the 1960s because the na-
tionalist movement, comprising
boh hSdn anod ,fiacsafe
attention against colonialism. To do something else would have frag-
mented the nationalist efforts against colonial hegemony.
But the split in the People's Progressive Party in 1955, aimed at

disintegrating the nationalist movement against colonialism, and in-
creasing competition and conflict between Indians and Africans, was
not solely self-directed, but was cushioned and activated by external

cial a en sPrim teMinilt rt Brna hmel drove tesra
that the rapid development of education among Indians and
their occupational penetration into the traditional preserves
Please turn to page 10


Applications am invited from suitably qlualified persons to fill the following vacancies:-
1. Mtarkteting Officer g g L I

LET us today give some history to participation levels in the
publicc Service.
Race and ethnicity aIs a determining factor in the composition
of the Public Service have an imposing and penetrative character
Ion G~uyana's history. This Lactor has its roots inl the stratification
through its control of sugar and other commercial activities.
A~nd so not surprisingly. colonial Whites dominated the higher
e~chelons of the Public Service, with Indians and Africans at the bot-
to~m of that hierarchy. Compared to other ethnics. Indians carried
the lowest hierarchical status in the colonial public service in 1925:
only 4t percent of Indians employed, given that they constituted
almost 42 percent of the total population.
Table 1: Racial Distribution in the Public Service, 1925

Ethnicity %/ in %~ of Pop.
Europeans 3.0 1.11

Portuuese 0.2 3.08
Chinlese 0.2 0.91
EasltIndians 4.0 41.97
'Negoe 84.7 39.36
Mixed 7.3 1.0.,8
Not stated 0.6 .22
Sourrce: Ddiily Argorsy, Augurst 13, ;1925

Lutchman (1972, p. 2) noted in describing the colonial Public
Service that "Unlike the society where the base was occupied mainly
by the East Indian and Negro sections collectively, in the public

irl:' ni~r iirri Ei ad:v

Remnueration: Dep~endent on qualification and experience.
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From page 9
of Africans, made it inevitable that Indians would constitute a
threat to Africans. Burnham felt that Africans would then be
required to protect their vested interest.
The governmental agencies were perceived as the catalysts for
change. Specifically, each major ethnic group saw governmental
agencies, especially the Public Service as a sanctuary for promoting
better living standards for its group. The Moyne Commission in
1945 diagnosed the West Indian problem as one of seeking better
living standards. Thus,- the prevalence of increased ethnic
competition and conflict in the quest for better living standards
became the norm. However, ~utchman (1972) concluded that after
the PPP split in 1955, Afric nS were more favorably placed than
Indians in governmental agen lies.
The frequent PPP's criticisms on the ethnic imbalance in the
Public Service and the secur ty forces led to an investigation by the
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). One of the JCJ's recom-
mendations was that~ Indiang should be recruited at a greater rate
than Africans until aq~I acceptable ethnic balance was reached. The
PNC Government during it$ 28 years failed to correct this imbal-

Tabhle 4: Pubic Service-Seni~orAdlministraive(nld Etecttive Runks
Total % % %/
No, I A O I A O
IMinisters 297 20 2 24 69) 7
Other Senior 66~i 31 2.5 10 47 38 15
Permanent 29, 2 25 2. 7 86 7
Principal Assistant 38 14 21 3 37 55 8
Personnel 22 5 17 23 77
Accounts 19 9 8 2 47 42 11
Other D~epartmenhtl 139 19 102 18 14 73 13

Source: Debiprashad & Budhram's East Indians in the Carib-
bean (1987)
I=Indians; A=Africans; O=0thers

Table 4 shows that in the Ministries in the 1970s, only a small
number of Indians occupied senior administrative positions. In 1973,
there was only one Indian Permanent Secretary and two in 1979.
About 37% of Principal Assistant Secretaries and only 23% of Heads
of Personnel Divisions were Indians. There were 7 Indian Minis-
ters and 20 African Ministers. There was some ethnic balance in
the Accounts Division. Africans clearly dominated positions of
Other Deparmental/Divisional Heads, including Regional Develop-
ment Officers during the PNC ruling years. ...To be continued.




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From page eight
investment bankers to meet
in one place and discuss
issues ranging from the
setting up of mega farms,
using the vast tracts of
uncultivated land in the
Caribbean, to the need for
technological improvements
,in the agriculture sector,
; making the Caribbean a net
/ exporter and user of food
Produced in the region*
It sounds all good and posi-
tive; but will any action come
out of it? Is the priv~fte sector,
for instance, willing to invest
their money in agricultural de-
velopment? Are they seeing it as
a good business investment with
real value and yes., profitable
for them?
One of the background
documents, Agriculture in the
Caribbean in 2006, for the agri-
culture donor conference in
Trimidad last year, noted the
growing need for the private
sector to get more proactive and
involved in agriculture reposi-
tioning, particularly in terms of
generating investment funds,
prioritising R&D and other de-
velopment imperatives-
Apart from the few large
conglomerates, such as the food
and beverage manufactures of
Grace Kennedy of Jamaica,
Ansa McAl and S. M. Jaleel of
Trinidad, the agribusiness sector
is still relatively fragmented, un-
Sder-resourced and dependent on
public sector programmes-
According to the general

conclusion of the document, in-
creased private sector participa-
tion in agriculture, from both
leadership and business
perspectives,will go a long way
in securing regional food sup-
With regard to the burgeon-
ing tourism sector in many of
our countries, field research
found that most of the food
consumed by tourists was im-
ported, a trend which has also
become prevalent among do-
mestic consumers.
It said if Jamaica and
other Caribbean countries
are to maximise the benefits
from tourism deve opment,
then ways must be found to
increase backward economic
linkages, including utiliza-
tion of local food products in
the tourism industry.
It also found high levels of
leakage in tourism attributable to
food imports estimated at as
much as 85% in the Sahamas to
50% in Barbados. ?
Consider tiny Dominica,
whose food import liill jumped
from US$10 million in 1990 to
US$19.2 million in 4994, an in-
crease of over 10490/. By 2005,
the import bill was US$165 mil-
lion. I
No wonder the government
there continues to go to coun-
tries and multilateral institu-
tions cap in hand. i
In the meantime;, faced with
escalating food prides, govern-
ments have removed the CET
on a number of food items to
make it affordable t6j consumers.

Their populations are also be-
ing urged to plant their own
kitchen and backyard gardens,
while national plans are being
put in place for a resumption of
agriculture production.
Trinidad and Tobago, which
has neglected the agriculture sec-
tor because it was too concerned
about its oil and gas industries,
has announced grandeur plans
for boosting agricultural produc-
tion in the face of rising foreign
imported foods, the main driver
for the country's escalating infla-
tion rate. ..
Agriculture is small in its
contribution to Trinidad's GIjP
(1.02% in 2004), but a signifi-
cant employer (5.0% of em-
ployed persons) and key to~ the
rural socio-economy. The sector
has been in relative decline for
several decades and between
1984 and 2004, contributions to
GDP fell from 4.2% to 1.02%
and the share of the labour force
in agriculture declined from
12.4% to 5.0% respectively.
Nationally, between 1982
and 2004, the number of farm-
ers declined by 37.5%, and the
area under agriculture by 35.4%.
Ainong the short term strat-
egies, the Patrick Manning gov-
ernment is actively seeking out
cheaper sources of imports par-
ticularly from our South and
CentralAmerican neighbours.
Among its medium term
strategy, the government said
infrastructural works were con-
tinuing on lands that were given
to former workers of the state
sugar company, Caroni Limited,

some five years ago for agricul-
tural purposes-
By the end of June, govern-
ment said 5700 of.the 7000 two-
acre sized plots wbuld have had
'the necessary requirements in
place to enable more farmers to
commence full scale production
which will consequently result
in more food bemng avadlable.
Currently, just over 700
former Caroni workers are ac-
tively producing a \uide range
of root crop and vegetables for
local consumption. i
A Large Farin Project in-
volves the operaitiorl of a 200
acre farm using( several tech_
nologies from Cuyba fo~r growing
food. Infrastructpral works are
also continuing on thirteen com-
mercial farms, averaging between
100-300 acres on six sites
across the country to produce
a wide range of arops.
At the regional level, Gov-
ernment is pursliing a Guyana
Initiative through a combination
of market driven and private
sector led processes and Gov-
ernment to Government arrange-
Some 15 agricultural items
including ginger, pineapples,
green plantains, ptxmpkins, rice
and sweet potatoes, were re-
cently approved for importation
from Guyana.
Prime Minister Patrick
Manning has alsqi talked about
an initiative using the large land
resources in Guyapa for the re_
gional production bf food.
In all of this high price
food crisis, one shining deed
emerges, that Caribbean gov-
ernments and its people are
now forced to go back to the
land, get their hands dirty -
but good dirty and eat what
we produce and produce what
we eat.



Revenge of agriculture's ...

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says he may continue to vote with the PPP on an issuc-by-issue
basis, but what seemed to be a re-
markably smooth return to de-
mocracy has been seriously
The Bush administration's
obsession with saving Musharraf
is wrong not just because it is
sabotaging Pakistani democracy,
but because he does not really
serve US interests in the region
any more.
Washington values Musharraf
because he has gone along with the ;'
US strategy of aggressively pur-: ~l,
suing "militants" and "extremists" ':~
in the Pashtun-s eaking rions :;
along the Pakistani-Afghan bor-
der. It has repaid him with large amounts of foreign aid and unfail-
ing political support. But it was precisely that strategy that made
Musharraf the least popular public figure in Pakistan, and it manu-
factures far more enemies of the United States (and of the Paki-
stani and Afghan governments) than it eliminates.
It really is time for Washington to drop both him and the

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"I want to inform the entire nation that on Monday 12 May
2008, all deposed judges will be restored," Nawaz Sharif told
journalists in Lahore after a crisis meeting with the head of
the other major party in Pakistan's governing coalition, Asif
Zardari. But it didn't happen, so on 13 May Sharif pulled all
nine ministers of his Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-
N) party out of the government.
This was not just a minor spat between politicians. It heralds a
major crisis in the country that is America's most important ally in
the Bush administration's "war on terror," and the crisis is pre-
cisely about the huge influence that the United States exercises in
The sixty deposed judges at the centre of the dispute were dis-
missed last November by the country's military dictator, General
Pervez Musharraf. All of them were really fired for defying his rule,
and the Supreme Court judges among them in particular for being
about to deliver a ruling that would have declared Musharraf's "elec-
tion" as president the previous month illegal.
The constitution said that no serving military officer could run
for president, but Musharraf was unwilling to take off his uniform
until he had won the "election" in parliament and been confirmed
in the presidency.
If the Supreme Court was going to rule against that manoeuvre,
then the disobedient judges would just have to be removed. But the
strategy that Musharraf and the United States had created to keep
him in power collapsed when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in
The plan was that Musharraf, by now a deeply unpopular fig-
ure in Pakistan, would allow a controlled restoration of democracy
in which another close American ally, Benazir Bhutto. would re-
turn from exile and become Prime Minister. For historical reasons
her Pakistan People's Party stood a good chance of winning a free
election. Afterwards, she would work together with Musharraf, now
a duly elected civilian president, who would step back from the
limelight but still exercise ultimate control over the military.

The strategy might have succeeded if Benazir Bhutto had not
been killed in December, but much of the PPP's popularity was
really reflex loyalty to the Bhutto family. Her successor as party
leader, her husband Asif Zardari, was a deeply controversial figure
who could not mobilise popular support in the same way.
The PPP emerged as the largest single party when the parlia-
mentary elections, postponed because of Benazir's death, were fi-
nally held in February, but it did not win enough seats to form a
government on its own.
It had to make a coalition with the second-largest party, Nawaz
Sharif's PML-N, which had no secret understandings with the
United States or Musharraf.
Sharif was the elected Prime 1 minister whom Musharraf
overthrew in his 1999 coup, and he is unyielding in his oppo-
sition to the general staying in office as president. When the
two parties formed a coalition government two months ago,
they agreed that the judges who were unjustly dismissed by
Musharraf would have to be reinstated, but it turns out that
they didn't mean quite the same thiing by it.
Sharif understood it to mean that the judges ivould get their old
jobs back whereupon the Supreme: Court would deliver the rul-
ing on the legality of Mushan-af's "election" as president that they
were fired to forestall last October: Goodbye Musharraf (unless the
army stages another cotip to save him, which seems unlikely at this
Zardari, on the other hand, remains loyal to his late wife's deal
with Musharraf, and talks about restpring the deposed judges -
but not necessarily to their old jobs, and only as part of a package
that also restricts their powers. In other words, they would not be
able to pull the plug on Musharraf. All the influence of the United
States, of course, is behind Zardari and the PPP.
The first deadline to restore the judges was missed on 30 April.
The second passed without any government action on 12 May,
and the following day Nawaz Sharif pulled his party out of the
governing coalition, which then lost its majority in parliament. He

5/17/2008, 9.45 PM


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the following vehicles:-

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The vehicles are' avalable for inspection at the Company's premises,.lama
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to Friday.

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the front entrance of the building not later than Friday, May 23'd, 2008 at
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- WATER S(ri~l~- I )III






The delay was due mainly
to the fact that the PNC had re-
fused to participate in the work
of that body for a protracted
period. The PPP/Civic govern-
ment displayed great patience in
working to get the main oppo-
sition on board to deal with
such a fundamental issue.

Institute (NDI) of the US,
came to~ Guyana during this
period to advise the Commis-
The cost of this work was
also very substantial. Based on
all the above work a new con-
stitution was drafted. It was
laid in Parliament and was

particular tries to create the im-
pression that all the immunities
that were enjoyed by Presidents
Burnham and Hoyte are still ap-
plicable today. The impression
is also often given that when in
opposition the PPP opposed
the immunities of the PNC's
presidents, but now we are en-
joymng the same.

pressed similar views at that
time. Some said that this clause
was creating a president for life.
The WPA was the main propo-
nent of this position.
The PPP promised to re-
move that power from the Presi-
dent whenever it took office.
The record would show
that on both occasions when
the PPP made presentations
to the Constitutional Reform
Commissions it recom-
mended the removal of such
powers. The resulting Con-
stitution does not have that
Moreover many other pow-
ers that the President had have
now been changed or modified.
Before 2001 a President of
Guyana, could have appointed
the chairpersons of all the Con-
stitutional Commissions includ-
ing Police, Public, Judicial and
Teaching Service Commissions
by just consulting the Opposi-
tion. Today the Appointive
Committee of Parliament makes
recommendations to the Parlia-
ment. When these are approved
they are forwarded to the Presi-
dent for ratification.
In some areas the President
must obtain the agreement of the
Leaderofthe Opposition before
he can appoint persons to cer-
tain key positions.
Despite all of these changes
we have the opposition shame-

lessly describing our constitu-
tion as a Burnham Constitution.
Again they are working to mis-
lead our people by repeating the
lie, Gobels like, over and over
Let us now deal with the
immunities that the President
has and ask ourselves are they
To determine this we should
look at the immunities that
heads of state have in the coun-
tries that are often upheld as
bastions of democracy.
Any such examination will
show that the immunities of the
President of Guyana are gener-
ally the same or less than those
enjoyed by other heads of
Let us begin by looking at
the United Kingdom, the coun-
try that is described as the old-
est democracy. The head of
state is the ruling monarch. The
head of state here is exempt
from the jurisdiction of the
criminal courts. The monarch is
personally immune from civil
lawsuits as well.
In the US according to a
study done by the Legislative
Council Secretariat,
Research and Library
Services Division, done in
2007, while there are no legal
provisions of immunity for

Please see page 13


THE fascist Minister of Pro-
paganda in Hitlerite Ger-
many Herr Gobbels is on
record as having said that a
lie is more believed when it
is a big lie. He is further re-
ported to have said that the
more often a lie is repeated
the more it tends to be be-
That seems to be the tactics
of the political opposition in
dealing with the PPP and the
PPP/Civic government. Another
glaring example appeared in the
'Kaieteur News' of April 27 in
an article by Khemraj Ram~jattan
of the AFC.
In that article he once again
implied that our constitution
was the "Burnham Constitu-
tion," meaning that it was the
product of the Forbes Burnham
regime. He has made such state-
ments regularly, sometimes even
mn Parliament.

This, however, is not true.
When the PPP/Civic took
office in 1992 efforts were made
to have a new constitution. A
commission of the Parliament
was established to carry out the
task. A lot of work was done
but it did not conclude its work
before the Parliament ended in

'Despite all of these changes we have the opposition
shamelessly describing our constitution as a
Burnham Constitution. Again they are working to
mislead our people by repeating the lie, Gobbels like,
over and over again'

Even though the De Santos
(Bernard De Santos was the
then Attorney General and
chaired the commission) Com-
mission did not complete its
work before the 1997 elections,
the effort did not go in vain. It
was used by the commission
established by the new Parlia-
ment, based on the Herdmanson
The new commission had
very broad representation
from political parties and
from civil society. The Com-
mission travelled extensively
throughout Guyana taking
evidence from organizations
and individuals. It also drew
on international experiences.
Several constitutional ex-
perts from abroad, facilitated
by the National Development

passed unanimously. Mr
Ramjattan was a member of
parliament and also voted for
this constitution-
After all of this I find it baf-
fling that anyone can continue
to describe the constitution as
"Burnham's Constitution." This
constitution is truly a people's
constitution. Clearly the only
motive was to repeat the lie of-
ten enough in the hope that
people would believe it. It is de-
signed to discredit the PPP
which was the main force fight-
ing for democracy and change in
Guyana during the period of
rigged elections.
Whenever the opposition
wants to attack the President
they refer to the immunity that
the constitution gives to the
head of state. Mr Ramjattan in


This is also untrue.
From the time that the 1980
constitution was promulgated
the PPP expressed the view that
the power of the president to
prorogue or dissolve parliament
even if he was being impeached
was improper and in effect
made it impossible to impeach
the President even if the Presi-
dent grossly violated the consti-
Other opposition forces ex-

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- A Possible Solution for Rural Communitie nrvPouto

A GBBES CL TRE rrFrom page 12

the President, "...the courts have developed a doctrine of official immunity for the President.
The President is entitled to absolute immunity in civil suits regarding all of his official acts..."
The study went on to say in regard to the President's immunity from criminal proceedings the
matter is unsettled. "...However, no sitting President has been prosecuted for criminal charges...,,
In France the President has great immunities and power. It was only in 2007 that a law was passed
to make it possible to impeach the President. He or she cannot be prosecuted. The study found that
the French President has more powers and immunities than all others in Europe.
In Germany the President enjoys immunity from prosecution. He/she has the power to appoint
and dismiss federal judges, the federal civil servants, the officers and non-commissioned officers etc.
In India the President also has immunity from prosecution from both criminal and civil courts.
We can therefore conclude from the examples above that it has been internationally recognized that
the immunities for a head of state are considered not as a privilege but as an essential tool for carrying
out the functions of such a high office. .
In relation to Guyana, in a general sense, the immunity of the President as given to the post by the
framers of our constitution is no more than, and in some instances less than those bestowed on other
heads of state.

not tosadothntg te Pesiet ds Gyna has excessive powers iis at bne tp unective and more often than
Such behaviour is in the culture of Gobels repeating the lie to make it believable *



Members of the public are hereby invited to submit sealed bids fo~r the under-
mentioned vehicles, on an --As Is Where is Basis".

1Fs 5 Mrcedes Bent r
F~' Peugzeul
3 Fb AlazJa Lantis
4. F9 Nissan Homs,
5.FlU Suzuki Car
6. F I I- Honda prelude Car -
7. FI 3 Tootar 41 Rurnnr
8. F~ 14Tol Y
9. H 5Range~ Rotor
10 \ 19 V'authall Ent alleT Car
1. Bid forms can be uplifted at the Customs and Tradte Administration, Main
Street, G~eorgetown
2.Sealed bids marked 'Bid for vehicle" must be deposited in t-he bid box; at tle
Guyana Rievenue Authority Secretariat, East and Lamaha Streets,
Georgetown on or before Friday, May 23, 2008 at 1 5:30 h
3. Viewing of` vehicles can be done between the hours of 09:0)0 h to 16:00( h,
Mlondaty to Friday at Lot 6, Giood Hope, RailIway Embankmnent. (behind Full
Works Motor Spares) East C'oast Demerara
41. Bidders must have a Taxpayer Identification Number
5. A person or company may bid for- moire than one vehicle
6i. Nuo additional taxes or payment would be required by the successfill
bidder(s) to reister-these vehicles

Commissi oner-GieneralI

Th~e,Govenunent Information Agency (GINA) is seeking applications for the following


Th~ie Editor will be responsible for thle editing of all GINAJ publications. stories. features,
'eitenses aInd documentaries for the print and electronic media, and will focus inter alia, on
Daily' Assigmnuents. Feedback, adnd dining needs.

Jlob Specificartion: A Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral / Social Sciences/
Conlununication/E ngis~~i h is required. with at least two (2) years' experience in thle print or
electronic media. Applicants must have excellent verb~al/written skills in the English
Language, and must be computer literate.


Thle Cameraman/Video Editor will take videos and still ph~otographs on location and in
studio settings and also edit ( Lin~ear/Computerized Video).

Job~ Specificartion: Five (5) sutbjects at thle GCE O'Level/CXC (English Language is
compulsory:) are required. Prev-ious experience is necessary.


The Conimunications Officers will produce and disseminate information on national
Sect orl policies, progra mmes and projects thro ugh thle printd and electronic media.

J.ob Specification: A4 Bachelor-'s Degree in Communication, English or. Economics is
required. Applicants Imust be knowledgeable about national sectoral policies. projects
and programmles. The mu71st hlave excellent v;erbal/written skills in thle English Lanlguage.
Ability to do researchl and w\ork on special projects would be an asset. A minimum of one
(1) year's experience in thle electronic or print Media is required. Applicants Imust also
have computer proficiency in Microsoft WVord, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Pow\erPoint.
and the Internet.


Send written application w~ith Resum~e no later, th an May; 23, 2008. to:

The Admin~istrativ:e Manager
Govier-nment Information Agenlcy
Arcal "8" Homestretch Av:enue
D'urban Backlan~ds


r:"HCA has collaborated with
St. Stanislaus Farm and other
private farmers to establish sev-
eral biogas digesters across
Guyan~a. At IICA, we have col-
labotated with St. Stanislaus
Farm~ for the establishment of a
model facility and also the pro-
vision ot:training which is avail-
able for anyone interested in
implementing the project."
At present, the Agricultural
sector in Guyana is experienc-
ing a positive transition. It is
projected that under several
new initiatives, rapid diversifi-
cation and the expansion of the
Livestock sector is expected to
increase significantly, thus reas-
suring national and regional food
In noting the exciting future
that awaits Guyanese agricul-
tural stakeholders, Director of
the National Agricultural Re-
search Institute (NARI), Dr. O.
Homenauth expounds on the
long term benefits of becoming
involved~in the production of al-
ternative sources of energy. "In
Guyana, as we increase food
pro uction both mn areas of ani-

By Indira Badal

IN Guyana, as the price for
oil continues to soar to record
levels on the global markets,
livestock farmers are urged to
become involved in the pro-
duction of energy using ani-
mal waste from their farms.
Using the biogas digester, a
simple, inexpensive environmen-
tally friendly technology, farm-
ers can no longer worry about
effective and efficient waste
Given the spiralling cost of
energy, many livestock farmers
would not resist the urge to be-
come involved in the production
of their own reliable source of

Hailed as man's scientific
invention to create an cheap
source of energy, biogas produc-
tion is believed to have started
in India about two hundred
years ago the biogas digester is
a simple technology built using
materials varying from concrete
to biodegradable plastic.
A very simple technology,
the resurgence of biogas produc-
tion and its use will be the so-
lution for sustainable source of
alternative energy especially for
rural communities contends
IICA's Resident Representative,
Ignatius Jean.
"The reintroduction of
biogas production and usage is
indeed an excellent tool for the
creation of an inexpensive

source of environmentally
friendly energy for many rural
communities. In most develop-
ing countries especially Asian
and of recent, Latin American
ones, the use of this form of en-
ergy production has become in-
creasingly popular due to its
affordability and environmental
In expressing his
Organisation's commitment to
support the Government of
Guyana in implementing its bio-
energy initiative, Mr. Jean said
provision for training and estab-
lishment of low cost biogas di-
gesters have commenced in
Guyana and is encouraging per-
sons to utilise the opportunity
to access the training offered.

mals and crops, the possibilities
of maximising our profits is de-
pendent on our choices.
For us, using the waste to
produce energy which can be
used to enhance value added
production through processing,
while at the same time produc-
ing organic fertilisers is indeed
an incentive for stakeholders to
maximise their profits."
An initial visit to St.
Stanislaus Farm, medium scale
diary operation and training fa-
cility located in Georgetown,
one marvels at the potential in-
come generating activities that
can be derived from the efficient
utilisation of animal waste. Af-
ter witnessing the milking and
distribution operations, the farm
assistant proceeded to clean the
pens but instead of disposing
the waste in heap or wash down
into the drains, it was collected
then mixed vigorously in an oil
drum with water at a ratio of
one bucket of animal waste to
three buckets of water to create
a slurry which is then drained
into a plastic digester. In the di-
gester, the process of anaerobic

fermentation for the production
of methane commences.
According to Farm Man-
ager of St. Stanislaus Farm,
Mr. Mansaram Panday, the
waste generated after the
production of methane is ex-
creted from the digester into
a pond where it is collected
then further decomposed us-
ing the California Red earth-
worm to produce an excellent
organic soil fertiliser com-
post. However, the waste ex-
creted from the digester can
also be used directly applied
to the soil to enhance crop

Table 1: Indication of biogas
production using various di-
gester sizes.

Digester (m)

Biogas (m3)

Please see turn to page 14

5/17/2008. 10:16 PM

''_L1SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 18, 2008

digeste~~i: --3i~r n7:;4:~
In maintaining the produc-
tivity of the digester, Dr.
Munoz cautioned that it is im-
portant that the digester be fed
sufficient slurry to maintain its
production process daily and the
source of water used, be free
from pollutants such as oil, ex-
cessive detergents and other
sanitising materials since these
can harm the build up of bac-
teria in the digester. In the
event of excessive production
of biogas, He noted that sepa-
rate bags can be used for stor-
In Guyana, the concept of
biogas technology was intro-
duced during the 1980's, an era
plagued by the socio economic
d alat ngn' nf d gnA erom
China, Mexico and Guatemala,
a modified Chinese design was
used for the construction of the
thirty massive biogas digesters
across Guyana.
However, due to several
administrative and other tech-
nical problems encountered
especially the availability of
human resources for the
technical maintenance of
these structures and easier
accessibility to fossil fuel,
many of the established
structures were either aban-
doned or poorly maintained
resulting in a huge depen-
dency on fossil fuel as the
main source of energy.


The National Centre for Educational R source Development (NCERD) in collaboration
wLtith the Adult Education Association of Guyana (AEA) is conducting a three-montl1
upgrading course in English and Mathemnatics for prospective applicants f~or admission
to thc Cyri IPotter College of Educationl(CPI-CE) in September 2008

Persons without the minimum Grrade 3 pass at CXC Gleneral Pro ficiencyi in either of the
two sulbjec~ts are encouraged to enro ll for anly of thle courses,

The courses will be conducted at all AEA4 centres across the country and will run frotn
June to Augu~st 2008.

Registration forms canlbeobtained fr-omanyAEA Centre.

Fees for both subjects is $15,000 and for one subject $7,500 and is payable to AEA ulpon

Persons who are interested in becoming instructors f'or the courses are asked to contact
the Director, AEA on Telephone. 225-0758, 225-075 7 and 223-7853.

Closing daSte for registrat~ion is Mayr 23, 2008.


The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs invites applications from suitably qualified
persons to fill the following position: Expenditure, Planning and
Management Analyst 11.

R uired skills anqulfctos

-A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Business Management or Public
Management, Accountancy or Association Charter Certified
Accountant (ACCA) Leve 11

-At least 2 years experience in the Expenditure, Planning and
Management field

Computer Literacy a nd experience i n the use of softwa re packages.

Applications should be forwarded to the address stated below on or before
May 30, 2008:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Amerindian Affairs
251-252 Thomas & Quamina Streets

farmers especially medium to
small scale ones to become in-
volved in the establishment of
biogas digesters for the produc-
tion of energy since it does not
require much technical skills for
maintenance and given Guyana's
high water table, it is the per-
fect choice of material.
Using the materials readily
available in Guyana, Dr. Munoz
explained that the process of
setting up a biogas digester is
simple and can be completed in
twelve hours. He said it is very
important to ensure the biogas
digester is constructed within
close proximity of the source of
waste material and that a shed
be constructed above the di-
gester to protect it from the
harshs cement o naturenuc s
important to ensure the digester
is protected from excessive rain-
fall since the rainwater can fill
the pit causing disruption to the
production process."
To commence the estab-
lishment of the biogas di-
gester, a pit measuring the
size of the digester should be
dug and prepared levelled
but slope the two ends of the
trench at an angle of 45 de-
grees to the bottom of the
trench and with the width of
the plastic buckets. Make a
round hole in the plastic bag
less than an inch in size.
This hole will be located 3m
from one end of the digester
and near the spot where the
biogas will be used. Screw the
ac clc wserrainn h pn u-
adaptor and inside the bag,
place the male adaptor in the
hole made in the plastic bag.
Next, place the other pneu-
matic washer in the male adap-
tor and then screw on the other
acrylic washer. Screw the fe-
male adaptor with the small
nipple and 90 degree elbow to
another small nipple. Cover the
inside of the four (4) buckets
t th bhe Suse plastic c ncen-
ends of the digester throughout
thho dbtusetsuiEstablish i os tio
security valve using the 1.0 inch
PVC T. insert it in the base a

25cm PVCnipipe.~ Dci noi ~ci
ment it. The nipple needs to be
loose in order to introduce the
metal scrubber/steel wool and
change it every six months. In
the two ends of the T insert one
8cm to 10 cm nipple and ce-
ment them. In one of the
nipples insert one 90 degree el-
bow and cement it. Seal one of
the digester ends with the use
of pneumatic belts. Place the
garden hose in the other end of
the digester and seal using pneu-
matic belts. Connect the garden
hose to the iron pipe and the
iron pipe to the muffler of a
tractor or car and seal well with
the pneumatic belts. Start the
motor until the digester is filled
out and the security valve starts
to make sbbbls Th ns the di

mum capacity. Using the garden
hose, fill water in the digester
up to the level of the seal or un-
til the gas stops escaping. The
two ends are then opened and
then tied to the buckets using
pneumatic belts.
After the establishment of
the digester, it is fed with
slurry for the commencement of
the anaerobic fermentation pro-
cess. For a digester measuring
10 meters, add 10 bucket of pen
manure at a ratio of 1 bucket of
pen manure to 3 buckets of wa-
ter- This is done on a daily ba-
sis. The first production of
biogas is expected to be released
50 54 days after the first set
of slurry has been fed into the

From page 13

In noting the efficiency of
methane production generated
from the digesters of various di-
mensions as indicated in table
one, Dr. Hector Munoz, Asso-
ciate International Professional
at IICA explained that for the
production of biogas, a number
of organic wastes can be utilised
from: cattle, sheep and goats,
pigs, horses and humans. Agri-
cultural by-products, such as:
fruits, vegetables, grass and cof-

fee pulp among others can also
be used. Research has shown
that the use of pig and cattle
waste have been the primary
choices for biogas production.
An environmentally
friendly source of energy, the
biogas digester has proven to be
an effective method of waste
management for many farms
while reducing energy cost for
operation. But in response to
the question of environmental
soundness despite the
affordability of plastic for- the

construction of the digester
compared to traditional con-
cre~te, Dr. Munoz pointed out
that the quality of the plastic
advocated has been proven to
be durable for at least ten years
if managed properly and con-
structed following the guidelines
outlined. He also stressed that
the use of plastic reduces the
level of technical skills and re-
sources needed for the estab-
lishment of the project.
"The affordability of plas-
tic makes it realistic for more

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MODEL biogas digester at St. Starusiaus Farm, Sophia,

SCourts (Guyana) Inc. is seeking to appoint an individual to manage its ~
Human Resource function. This is a senior management position and
the individual will report directly to the Country Manager,

Be a highly experienced I-R Practitioner with at least 3 years experience
in Human Resources with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management
or a Diploma in Human Resource Management or its equivalent.
Have strong leadership skills and be able to lead a team to deliver
HR services across the Courts Branches
Be able to provide strategic support in the management of organizational
development initiatives, including manpower planning, succession planning
and the alignment of people development with the objectives of the business.
Be capable of leading and guiding the process of Union negotiations
on behalf of the Company.
Ensure that the Company operates daily in accordance with the
Collective Labour Agreement and Labour Laws of Guyana
Prepare the Training Plan for the Company
Establish and monitor performance appraisal system and all incentive schemes
Administer the Pension Scheme, Medical and Life Insurance Plan
Have significant strength as a team player, being able to engage other
business units in performance improvement and staff motivation efforts.
Display initiative and proactive thinking
Have leadership, delegating, monitoring and coaching ability

Send or email your letter of application detailing your qualifications and experience to:
The Human Resource Manager
Courts (Guyana) Inc. p 89-i( fZ
25 26 Main Street, Georgetown.
L Email: jobs@courtsguyana.com Adding value EVERY dayI

NB: Must be willing to work in the hinterland areas.

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Green kicks off China

tour mn Fuzhou

Mayor of Georgetown, Mr. Hamilton Green, yesterday commenced a working trip to the People's
Republic of China, with his first port of call being Fuzhou City, in the Fujian Province, which
shares a twinning relationship with Georgetown.
Mal'or Greenl's first day was spent first touring the Min~jiang University where he met the Presi-
dent of that university, Mr. Bin Yang, and held extensive discussions pertaining to the possibilities of
exchangteand cooperation between the Universities of Minjiang and Guyana.
Thd Muajor also used the first day of his visit to meet with Mr. Fang Quinghai Secretary of the
Commhtlist ~arty of China (CPC) Fuzhou Committee and to attend a Charity Performance for the
earthquake-stricekeni central China area.
Fu2!hu City, located in the lower reaches of the Min River, is the capital city of the Fujian Prov-
ince, and i' situated in the eastern part of the Province.
Fuzhou, the centre of economic, political, cultural and transportation of Fujian Province, was so
named after a mountain situated in the north called Mt. Fu.
During it state visit undertaken by President Bharrat Jagdeo and a delegation that included Mayor
Halnulton? preen, in March 2003 to the People's Republic of China, the opportunity w~as taken by
Mayor Green to establish Friendly Exchange Relations between the cities of Georgetown and Fuzhou.
At the commencement of 2006, the Mayor of Fuzhou, Zheng Songyan, had expressedan interest
in seeing this municipal relationship strengthened and upgraded from a Friendly Exchange to a Friend-
ship City Relationship, a proposal that was endorsed by the Georgetown Municipality and subse-
quently consummated.
On this occasion Mayor Songyan, has invited Mayor Green to visit Fuzhou, to pursue bi-
lateral discussions to examine possible ways of strengthening the friendship city' relations, to
attend the 10th Cross-Straits Fair for Economy and Trade, and to pay attention to other mu-
nicipal matters of mutual interest to the two cities.

UNDfv~AYCRO NICLE1911iyT8,~2UUE~~--" I"' ~~'""~""~'~ ~~~~~ --'- -----------------~-~~-~~

President, religious bodies, other
stakeholders meet on food prices
As Government continues to look for ways to cushion the effects of the rising food prices,
President Bharrat Jagdeo said that his meetings with the religious bodies, private sector
and some labour unions last week addressed the food prices situation in the country.
Responding to questions posed by the media at the Office of the President Friday, President
Jagdeo said that the meetings also discussed the "opportunities... how we can mitigate some of
the problems whilst at the same time making full use of the opportunities to create better living
standards for our people."
Speaking about his administration's approach and that taken by the People's National Con-
gress (PNC) during the 1970 fuel crisis, he said, "They prohibited travel allowances, taking money
out of the country for vacation travel overseas, to send for students who were studying abroad,
they prohibited a whole range of items... there were other things, there was an import licence
system, so you had to get a licence to import anything that you wanted to, and sometimes they
didn't issue licences for many things, and they also insisted that all foreign companies working in
Guyana had to bring in capital from abroad for much of their needs, including working capital."
Referring to the measures taken by his administration, President Jagdeo said, "Our approach is
different. It's not one of banning and controlling, but it's a very measured approach and we plan to
continue in this regard."
Government has instituted several initiatives to cushion the effects of rising food prices on the
most vulnerable in Guyana. Additionally, the Ministry of Agriculture has launched a 'Grow More'
campaign to achieve self sufficiency in food.
Outlining the scope for persons to be involved in agriculture, the President said, "Many
times people think that agriculture is just turning the soil: agriculture has a wide range of
opportunities for research and development, to market the supply and pesticides and other
inputs in the industry. It has scope for technicians to fix the tractors and everything else,
as well as in manufacturing, agro-processing. So it's a whole range of activities. We can
encourage our young people who don't want to go into the actual cultivation of the plants
to get into some of them." (GINA)

-iBond Suervlsors

. Ag e 35yrs and over

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GUYANA is maintaining its
leadership role in agricultural
advancement in the region
and is currently set to present
several proposals for invest-
ments in various areas of the
sector at the upcoming Re-
gional Agri-Business Invest-
ment Forum to be held on
June 6 and 7. .
The forum to be held in
Guyana under the theme 'In-
vesting in our future: Agri Busi-
ness is good business", seeks to
stimulate enhanced business op-
portunities for the Caribbean
through the coilvergence of po-
tential investors and financial in-
stitutions. It will provide inves-
tors and other stakeholders an
opportunity to engage in dia-
logue to open investment poten-
tial that will boost agricultural
production in the region.
Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud said the propos-
als target a wide range of invest-
ment opportunities in areas such
as vegetables, fruits, processing,
energy and sugar particularly the
establishment of a refinery.
"We will use the opportu-
nity to showcase our possibili-
ties and where the investment
opportunities exist. So we do
hope at the end of the event we
will see significance both in
terms of local and foreign invest-
ment within the agricultural sec-
tor, so we can capitalise on the
opportunities arising out of the
current food price increases," the
Minister said.
Reference was made to the
fact that President Bharrat
Jagdeo is the Lead Head respon-
sible for agriculture in the region,
and therefore there may be ex-
pectations for Guyana to articu-
late the vision for advancing in-

vestment in the sector, thus pre
sentation of the various propose
The Minister noted that i
is coincidental that the confer
ence, which will be held withir
the framework of the Jagdeo Ini
tiative (JI), is taking place at I
time when the environment i~
ripe for investments in agricul

MINISTER of Culture, Youth
and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony
is eager to see more private
sector involvement in re-
sources to motivate Guyanese

to be fit and adopt positive,
healthy lifestyles.
He made these remarks
while visiting the new gym
which opened Friday evening at

the Guyana Motor Racing and
Sports Club (GMRSC) at Albert
Street, Thomas Lands. -
The club's President, Vishok
Persaud, said the investment, in-

cluding equipment and building,
is worth $7.5M. The association
will be offering the gym service
to its 40-odd membership-
Minister Anthony was im-
pressed and said it is a leading ex-
ample for others to follow, as he
toured the new facility and got a
first-hand feel of the new equipment.
In an invited commnt, he said
more private sector investment in
gyms coincides with the Ministry's
'Fit for Life' program which en-
courages Guyanese to exercise for
at least 30 minutes daily.
"This shows what other as-
sociations can do. We have about
30-odd associations in Guyana
and if each one of them can pro-
vide a similar facility we can
have about 30 gyms and that is
the kind of thing we have to pro-
mote," Minister Anthony said.
Companies in Guyana
should also consider making
such an investment for the
benefit of employees, he said-


President Jagdeo, at the un
veiling of a banner to herald ii
the Investment Forum lasi
month at the CARICOM Secrel
tariat, Turkeyen, had als<
pointed out that the event wil
create awareness among politic
leaders and private sector isi
tutions, and is not summoned
because of the recent surge it
food prices.
He further stated that the
objectives are two-fold, one i
regional food security to replace
as many as possible food ing
ports, and this represents a gool
opportunity. and secondly tj
tranlsform agr-iculture into a com

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1.,Port -Mior-esby, Piaypua Naew Gub u t ;
Type ofhell: Disease
With over 11 njIew HIV and AIDS cases diagnosed every month, the capital of
Papua New Gruinea is in trouble. With the population expanding at an
uncontrollable rate, unemployment levels have rocketed, income levels
plummeted and gang members, known as raskols, have been known to carry out
bank robberies with M I 6 machine guns and hijack cars wielding machetes.

2. Linfen, China
Type ofhell: Darkness
Linfen. China, is sooty and dark. It is located in a 12-mile industrial belt and
affected by thle 50 million tons of` coal mlined each year in the nearby hills of
Sharixui. There's no escaping the smog

3. Bujumbura, Republic of Burundi
Type ofhell: Corruption
With the lowest GDP per capital in the world, Burnmdi is the poorest country on
the planet and is scarred by a history of genocide, mass killing and assassinated
political leaders. Not only that. butl a pool of 178 countries found that Burundi's
people had the poorest satisfaction of life in the world.

4. Pvongyang, North Korea
Type of leill: Oppression
While its mnodern-day facade may look like any other Western city, underneath
it's entirely autocratic. Radios and TVs have only one channel which broadcasts
special programs controlled by the government, bicycles are banned as part of a
political regime to restrict movement and interaction.

5. Oklahoma City, United States
T: p..~ al' hell Natural disasters
Located in ihe dIreer~i p'Ih u I orn.admi lle 'the worst time to visit would be
from March I10 Augustr Thec severe weather season makes Dorothy's Kansas
look positively calm, with Oklahoma City being the city worst affected by
arlnlad.... ;in ther T~ni(sed Sijle

6. Chernobyl, Ukraine
Tyjpeot hell R ahl~ltion
Famed for a nuclear explosion that tore through the city in 1986 and
contaminated most of its li\ iing organinisms. Chelrnobl is ce~rtaintl, nol the kinld
of place you'd like to: ~-*acationi In E:r.ct II -,811 ll rgly abaL'] :I:.ndonlled a~d:
remains as it was 20 wi~rc aCgo'. v Ith bund~cre~d oi ldici at ninhabnaletrrlll space.
desr ineJ builinL--and po1iined Ilakewanldro'.ers

7.MI~ogadishu ,Somalia
Type ofhell: Lawlessness
With the collapse of central government in 1 99 1, Mogadishu is largely lawless.
with no structure of real peacekeeping present. despite a failed effortr in 1 992 by
the U.S. Marines. Indeed. Mogadishu certainly won't be found in any glossy
vacation brochure anytime soon.

8. Yakutsk, Russia
Type of hell: Envir~onmental extreme
Officiatlly the coldest place on earth, temperatures here often drop to a
hypothermia-inducing: -58F (-50C), and if it drops below: this (which it: often
does), childrenl get the day off school. Another hellish aspect of Yakutsk is its
isolation -- a whole six time zones away fromn Moscow.

9. Dbaka, Bangladesh
Type of~hell: Pollution
Despite endurIing political instability, military suppression and devastation
from war and natural disanster, the capital of Bangladesh falces a newy crisis over
critically hligh pollution levels. Rapid industrial development has filled the city
with so muIchl smog it is causing environmental damage. with 9).7 million tons of
waste dumpel~d in the river by the city each year.

Type of hell: Contlict
The city has been irreviersibly damaged by the Gulf W~ar and years of Saddam
Husseinl's dictatorship, bringing the once vibrant city to its knees. Lootings,
robberies, kidnapping, and sexual assaults have been rife, but it is the daily
slaughter oftroops. jounal ists and civilians that terrify the most.

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Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008



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ted any offence;

(ii) as regards the second state-
ment, while the sergeant of police
was a person in authority, the
appellant's step-father was not;
(iii) the trial judge erred when
he required the jury to consider
whether the accused's step-father
was a person in authority, without
explaining to them those persons
who are regarded in law as persons
in authority;
(iv) this error was not fatal as
appellant's' stepiitler~ w~ere quite
capable of being constmued as a nor-
mal exhortation to the appellant to
speak the truth rather than an in-
ducement importing a threat or
promise; they seemed to be a
moralexhortation which would not
vitiate the trial;
(v) the question of
voluntariness of the statement and,
therefore, its admissibility, is for the
judge, and the tialjudge enedwhen
he directed thejury to disregard the
statement if they found that it was
not voluntary;
.(vi) the involuntariness or oth-
er wise of a statement which has
been admitted into evidence by a (
trial judge after a voir dire, is afac-
tor to be taken into consideration
by the jury in determining what
weight they should give to the
(vii) the above misdirection
was not fatal as, in the circum-
stances of the case, it was liot
prejudicial to the appellant brit
lather was too favourable to him,
the judgment adddedwe n dismiss-
ing the appeal.
.In deliveringhis judgment, Jus-
tice of Appeal Crane, as he then
added, "One of the questions
for us to answer is whether the
judge was right in admitting the
first statement as a paraphrase of '
what the accused said to the police
offcer, Sgt. Moses.
"It is in this regard that i
one of the objections raised to its
admissibility, before the trial judge,
was stated to be that the statement
was elicited in a manner so mani-
festly unfair to the accused that thi -
judge ought not to have received it
"Here, we should point ..
out that in respect of statements I
taken frm one other than the ac-

caused person who is in custody,
there is no contravention of the
Judges' Rules if an investigation of-
ficer sees fit to paraphrase what
someone fmm whom he is seeking
information is conveying to him,
particularly if he is not a suspect,
but merely someone from whom
he is seeking information which he
hopes will assist in his investiga-
"At that point of' time
he has no intention of proceeding
agansthe person being intenogated
Toj~`iTdj KTu~i~`lp~re'ird- e; t ~
time he has no intention of giving
it in evidence Any dilliculty there
can be must always arise subse-
quently, e,g, when it is considered
necessary to arrest and charge the
person and it is sought to use the
paraphrase in evidence againsthim",
Justice of Appeal Crane had said.
According to Crane,
"By their verdict, the jury, in view
.of the directions they received,
'clearly showed that they consid-
ered the statements were volun-
tarily made; they did not discard
thenr in fact ,they acted on them
and returned a verdict of 'man-
slaughter accordingly, which we
think thoroughly justifiable from
the evidence".
Dismissing the appeal,
Crane J. A. mentioned that the
complaint that the learned trial
judge wrongly withdrew the de-
fences of self-defence, accident or
misadventure from the jury was
misconceived andnotpursuued and
qut rightly, "we think;".
In his summing up, the tial
judge had told the jury, "Whether
this statement was a voluntary
statement or not, is a question for
you, the jury
"If you come to the con-
clusion that you are not sure that
it is a volunlary one, you must re-
ject it and discard it from your
"Do not consider it at
alL Ifhowever, you come toth~e
conclusion that the Crown has
proved conclusively to you that
it is a fare and voluntary state-
ment, aml you will bear in mind
that the onus lies upon the
Crown to prove thattoyou, thren
you will go on and ask your-
selves what weight should be at-
tached to the contents of that

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IN 1967, 15-year old Edwin
Arjune and Doodpersaud, 7 V2,
cow-minders, were last seen to-
gether rounding up cattle in the
White Koker area, on the East
Coast of Demerara.
Edwin returned home
alone, and after Doodpersaud was
reported missing, he joined a search
party that went in search of the
missing boy....who was subse-
quently found dead the following
day in a canal, near to the koker,
When questioned by the
Police, Edwin made .two state-
ments. Firstly, he said,
"Doodpersaud was climbing up
the koker and he fell and hit his
head on boards He was seriously
injured. I did not go to his assis-
tance through fear of becoming in-
Secondly, he confessed
that he had struck the boy with a
stick causing him to fall in the ca-
But that confession was
not made until Edwin's stepf either,
who was at the station during the
questioning by the police, inter-
vened and said to his stepson,
'"You lie, I don't believe you, you
better speak the truth".
Following-this confes-
sion, Edwin Arjune was charged
with rhimrder. But at his trial, the
jury found him guilty of the lesser
count ofmanslaughter.
Because of his age, he
was ordered to be detained at the
Essequibo Boys' School for two
The decision was ap-

pealed. The appeal was heard by
the Guyana Court of Appeal, con-
stituted by Chancellor Edward
Luckhoo, and Justices of Appeal
Guya Persaud and Victor Crane.
The appellant was rep-
resented by Attorney-at-law, Mr.
D. O. Boston. Mr. J. C. Gonsalves-
Sabola, the then Assistant Director
of Public Prosecutions. appeared
for the Crown.
The arguments at the
appellate court were based on sub-
missions and allegations that at the
jury trialthe judgehadenredby ad-
mitting inadmissible evidence in
that the appellant was induced to
make a confession which was used
to convict him:

The Appellate Court how-
ever overruled the submissions by
appellant's counsel, dismissed the
appeal and affirmed the conviction
and sentence.
The facts of the case
disclosed that the appellanftte de-
ceased and four others, all aged be-
tween seven and one half and sev-
enteen years, were minding some
cows mna pasture during the man-
ing of the 17thAugust, 1967. Some
of the animals trespassed on a
neighbouringricefield. TIheappel-
lant, the deceased and another left
to roundthem up. Thetwo former
left the latter at a certain point and
proceeded onward.
Some time later the ap-
pellant returned aloile, and when
asked by the other about the
deceased's whereabouts, replied
that he did not k~now.

A search proved futile,
and it was not until the following
day that his corpse was discovered
floating in a trench.
The post-mortem re-
part disclosed that he died from as-
phyxia due to strangulation.
In the presence of his
step-father the appellant was ques-
tioned by Sgt. Moses at the police
station, with a view to determining
whether he knew anything of the
death of the deceased. .No anrest
was contemplated. The appellant
made two written statements
within twenty minutes of each
other, bothof which wererecorded
by the sergeant, and signed by him
in the presence of accused's step-
The furst statement was
not uder caution, andwas in stan-
dardEnglish. Besides nanrating the
facts already statedthe appellant
said that, as they were returning
with the strays, the deceased
.climbed up on a koker, fell down
and struck his head on some boads
below, and was seriously hurt. He
to the deceased's assistance for fear
that it would be said that he had
pushed him from the koker.
The second statement
was under caution, and in the ver-
nacular. The appellant admitted
that he struck the deceased with a
stick and caused him to fallinto the
Both statements were
challeinged as being obtainaedby in-
ducement and, therefore not free
and voluntary. It was during the

voir dire ( a trial within a trial) that
it came out that the first statement
was a paraphrase; and, as regards
the second statement this was
made after the appellant's step-fa-
ther had questioned him and stated
that he did no t behese what he had
said mn the first -sclnement.
11 wI a r hen that the
estepfher counselleU ed he appllnt
thift he had better tell the police the
tanh As a result the second state-
ment was made.
The trial judge admitted
btoth statements and eventually the
appellant was found guilty of man--
'Slaughter. The main contention in
the appeal, the appellate Court
said, was that the trial judge erred
when he admitted the statements.
The Court of Appeal
held: (i) as regards the fist state-
(a) there is no contravention
of the Judges' Rules if an investi-
gating police officer paraphrases
what. someone fmm whom he is
seeking information, conveys to
(b) if it is subsequently de_
cided to charge that person, the ad-
mission of the paraphrased docu-
ment must be left to the good ju-
dicial sense and discretion of the
trial judge, and in so exercising his
discretion the judge must take into
account principles of unfairness to
the accused person;
(c) it was not necessary to ad-
minister a caution to the appellant
because there was not at that stage
any reasonable ground for conclud-
ing that the accused had commit-

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The relevance of numerous
American Film classics ,
made over 50 or 60 years ago,
to life today in many coun-
tries outside of North
America and Europe, is an in-
creasing truth of interesting
social value. First of all, the
highest test for any valuable
work of art in any medium is
how relevant it is to the hu-
man organism and the hu-
man condition anywhere, not
only to the specific race, cul-
ture, nation, historical era or
period of time which
produced it. One important
reason why numerous American
film classics more than half a
century old remain fresh and
valuable in today's world is be-
cause the American artists and
creative film studios who made
them were not concerned
mainly with life in North
America and Europe, or with
expressing political points of
view of various governments in
the USA. From this indepen-
dent creative attitude emerged
some powerful humane films
not only based in North Ameri-
can' or European locations, but
in remote non-Western geo-
graphical areas and colonies.

Two beautiful, yet subtly social
films of this nature are
"CASABLANCA" of 1942,
with Humphrey Bogart and
Ingrid Bergman, and
"MACAO" of 1952, with Rob-
ert Mitchum and Jane Russell.
Both films, by the way, are un-
forgettable largely because of
their brilliant creative use of
black and white photography,
values of shadow and light,
whereas colour film would have
lessened this vivid effect. Other
films like "SAHARA" of 1948,
with Humphrey Bogart, easily
one of the greatest films of
World War 2 because of its pro-
found future relevance to the
creation of unbiased unity
among individuals of various
races and cultures, and "SUEZ"
of 1938, with Tyrone Power,
based on one man's super-hu-
man effort to construct a huge
canal in Egypt, are simply clas-
sic films of interesting value to-
day for societies and nations far
beyond North America and Eu-
What makes films like
"MACAO" surprisingly fresh
for many nations like Guyana

today, are not only their roman-
tic stories about couples caught
in intrigue, but their social en-
vironments that are strangely
similar to what exists today in
many small nations in Africa,
Asia, the Caribbean, South
America, or other similar terri-
tories. In "CASABLANCA"
the film, the desert city is filled
with people trying to flee World
War 2 to North America or
South America. There are end-
less scams concerning visas,
passports, administrative cor-
ruption, etc. Everyone seems to
be trying to get to a better life
elsewhere. Sounds familiar? The
Caf6 called "Ricks", owned by
the chic American individualist
Bogart, who minds his own
business and only wants every-
one to have a good time, repre-
sents social freedom and plea-
sure in a society whose free-
doms are threatened by dictato-
nial invading Nazis. In
'MACAO" (which in reality is
the famous exotic port the Por-
tuguese colonized on the coast
of China, and today is fast
evolving into a new pleasure
spot with casinos, hotels, etc,
rivaling Las Vegas) Mitchum
and Russell, at first strangers to
each other, arrive by ship to
Macao where we realise from
the voice-over introduction and
their reception at Customs, that
Macao is a fairly wild place,
where bribes can get things done
quicker than normal methods,
etc. Indeed the central social
plot of the film concerns a rich
ruthless American
expatriate,wanted in the US for
various crimes there, but who
has managed to buy his way
into Macao's society where he
runs anightclub/casino, and hires
local Chinese totighs to keep
away any exposure of his dirty
laundry. Such films, like count-
less others from Hollywood's
past, which were shown repeat-
edly in the cinema circuit of
British Guiana, up to the

1970's, provided quite a liberal
criticism of administrIative colo-
nial life, and even of life today
in these now independent sov-
ereign nations, even though af-
ter Independence various petty
zealous nationalists began to
suggest such films were "colo-
nial", old-fashioned, etc, as
though their society was now
far less unjust, corrupt, or big-
oted than the colonial ra.'hais
is hardly the case of course, and
therefore such films remain
quite relevant to societies such
as Guyana's today, where the
persistence of many social ills
will hardly only be remedied by
administrative pleas for the
populace to "get onboard" vari-
ous social projects, but also by
the continuation and constant
exposure of the population to
classic films such as these.
"MACAO" is a totally de-
lightful film filled with bright
clear black and white scenes
skillfully contrasting
shadow and light. The stone ar-
cades, wooden architecture,
bazaars, wooden junks with
their black fishing nets draped
across the screen, rickshaws,
etc, give the film that light
Pop Art feeling of 1950's comic
books. This is one reason
why films like "MACAO"
were flocked to at 1pm and mid-
week matinees in Georgetown
during the 1950's and 60's;
the light, quick, precise artistry
of such films gave a feeling of
local contentment with
one's tropical environment,
while simultaneously criticizing
known social ills. Another
aspect of "MACAO" which in-
tegrated the film with local au-
diences is the simple wisdom
and search for an uncomplicated
decent life by the film's lead
stars, Mitchum and Russell,
who are American drifters with-
out the egotism and superiority
that is supposed to define the
North American identity. They

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'MACAO" .1952 Republic Pictures. B&W. Directed by
Joseph Von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray. Starring: Robert
Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix.

are pure individuals, pure artis-
tic creations projecting a quest
for survival in a troublesome
world everywhere they go. The
subliminal attraction of such
roles' for Guyanese audiences of
the 40's, 50's, and 60's, lay in
Mitchum's and Russell's pro-
jection on the scemen as human
works of art Tllis is established
from the start when they arrive
by steamer to Macao, bringing
the only possession they have:
themselves, their bodies, their
agile minds, their humour, and
sense of personal style and fash-
The opening scenes of
"MACAO" instantly show us
the value of the human self;
what everyone has to cultivate
in order to be needed and appre-
ciated by others. In the steamer
cabin Jane Russell is struggling
to fight oil a man to whom she
has already shown her
charms,and got what she wanted
; but the man refuses to accept

the limitations she now
imposes.When we observe how
Russell looks, her well-kept fig-
ure, her fashion, her hairstyle
etc, we see why she is not easy
to let go of. This is her worth
at a basic human level which the
film shows us is important.
Russell takes off her high heels
and throws it at the man, who
ducks, and the shoe sails
through the cabin window and
strikes Robert Mitchum on the
head just as he is walking by
outside on the deck. Mitchum
sees her predicament, bursts
into the cabin, punches the as-
sailant in his stomach and
throws him out. We immediately
notice Mitchum's cool manner
and dapper clothes, which
clearly reflect his masculine, but
gentlemanly temperament. He is
also egotistical and vain in a
chauvinist way, and attracted by
Russell's beauty and suspected

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The United States Embassy: in Georgetown1 is seeking an individual for the
position of Fraud Investigator. The incumbent performs moderatelyi difficult
and responsible work pertaining to a limited range of investigative work and
will also assist in work< pertaining to the processing anld issuance of immigrant
and non-immligrant viisas. Requirements are: completion of Secondary School;
from fivo to three years of progressively: responsible experience in investigative
work, such as military or police agency:, or private security claims in
mnvestigativ;e organization: good w:orkiing knowledge of English; be familiar
wvith local law\s and practices affecting marriages, divorce, adoptions and
legitiml7ization: be able to write reports clearly and conciselyl and be able to use a
computer and ty-pe at a mijnmum1 of 40) w~p.mn. Persons w-ishing to apply; may ~
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person at the Embassyl's VIP guard booth on Duke Street. Monday: to Friday-
/.30 a.m. to 4 p.rn If you choose to submit a res~ume. it must contain ALL .
information contained ml the application form. Closing date is May 30, 2008.
Completed applications should be e-madled to the above address or sent via
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Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008

Page V

(BBC News) Chemotherapy treatments which
aim to prolong patients' lives and reduce suf-
fering from asbestos-related cancer do not
work, UK researchers suggest.
Mesothelioma, caused by asbestos exposure, is
usually incurable, but some specialists hope chemo
could delay death and improve quality of life.
The study in the Lancet found hundreds of patients
saw no benefit.
However, a US expert said other combinations of
chemotherapy drugs could work better.
Despite legislation controlling the use of asbestos,
there are approximately 2,000 deaths from mesothe-
lioma in the UK every year.

The decades-long delay between exposure and the
onset of the disease, means numbers are expected
to keep rising for at least half a decade.
Treatment for mesothelioma is aimed principally at
reducing its symptoms, and hopefully slowing down
the progression of the illness.
It is generally recommended that patients are given
steroid drugs and radiotherapy sessions.
The latest study looked at 409 patients, mainly from
the UK, who were all given these standard treat-
Some were additionally given doses of chemo-
therapy, and the effect on their disease compared.
While the chemotherapy patients did live slightly
longer on average than those given just standard
treatment, the researchers said the finding did not
represent statistical proof, and could be misleading.
There was no improvement in quality of life ~among
the chemotherapy patients.
One of the authors of the study, Dr Richard
Stephens from the Medical Research Council Clini-
cal Trials Unit, said: "While thousands are and will
be affected by this deadly disease, our trial, which
is one of the few large trials ever conducted in this
disease, emphasises how difficult mesothelioma is
to treat.


Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer years later.

"LThis is mainly because mesothelioma forms in the
lining of the lung. This makes it hard to target."
Kate Law, Cancer Research UK's director of clini-
cal trials, added: "These results showed no real ben-
efit from adding these chemotherapy drugs com-
pared with just treating the symptoms of the disease.
"Any treatment can have serious side effects for pa-
tients and these findings highlight that people
should not have treatment that is not of proven ben-
However, Dr Nicholas Vogelzang, from the Nevada
Cancer Institute, also writing in The Lance said that
results from other trials using different combinations
of chemotherapy drugs had been more positive.
Professor Mark Britton, of the British Lung
Foundation added: "It is worth noting that

5/16/2008, 10:07 PM

Doubts over asbestos

cancer chemno

~-~ National Inventory on Hazardous

Wastes gets underway



Anyone who will be 14 years or older by June 30, 2008, and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen from a Comnmonwealt~h country living in G~uyana for one year or more canl register during the ongoing
House-to-House Registration exercise and be issued a National Identification Card thereafter.

Source Documents Required For Registration:
You must be in possession of the following source documents as mnay be necessary:-
1.Original Birth Certificate or a valid Guyvana Passport
2. Original Marriage Certificate (and original birth certificate) in the case ofa name change by marriage.
Married women in possession of valid Guyana Passports with their husbands' surnlame do not need to
provide Marriage Certificates.
3. Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate in the case ofa name change by Deed PolLi
4. Original Naturalization Certificate for naturalized citizeris.

All persons w~ho are eligible for registration, but are not in possession of the relevant supporting documenlt(s) above
stated are urged to take immediate steps to acquire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during th is House-to-House Reg~istration exercise.
This House-to-House Registration exercise will conclude on July 4, 2008.

The ir~onmental Plrotection Agency (EPA) under the
Gover nenlt of Guyana/United Nations Development
ProL" inme (GoG/UNDP) Capaciti Building for the
Manl; ement of Natural Resour~ces and the Envil'ronment
Pr~ojet-i is underltakiing a survey for the compilation of a
Nationral Inventolr for Hazar~dous Waste in Guyanla. Thle
national survey w rill commence this month andl is intendfed to
gather dateq on the types and amount of Hazar~dous Wastes
lenerated in Guyala and their location.

Why AvCI Surve.y?

Hai: u~,us waste as defined by the Environmental Protection
Ha1;: l.ous Wastes Management Regulations. 2000 is 'vaste. or
combination of wastes, which; because of its quality-
concentration or physical. chemical or inf~ctious characteristics-
may4 pose a substantial hazard to human health". In G~uyanla the
generation ofhazardous wastes has been steadily increasing and is
lik-ely to continue to increase as the country~ develops.
in~terb~ational trade rs ex~panlded. and the road network; on the South
sl~cri c an tsnln i sd es la i d.Ove tlna therefore, ito
accumulated since there are limited disposal options available.
Apart fr'om this. the improper management. treatment and
disposal of hazardous waste is a significant environmentally
prbem.Te u st Otso a general lack;of awareness of hazardous

?h PAoi epnsbef I nurn tat th Iagenn;: ::
harm to human health and the environment. In m-eeting its
responsibility, the EPA has ulndertaken some steps including
establishing the legal framework for the management of all
hazardous wastes. i.e. Environmental Protection Hazardous
Wastes Managemenlt Regulations, 2000, and actively participates
mn the accession to the Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-
bo~undary Movemenlt of H~azardous: Wastes and their Disposal.
However, the EPA is constrained from adequately fulfilling its
mandate by: the lack of data, limited resources, experienced
personnel and technical expertise required to discharge this

The reference point to prudent management is a comprehensive
strategy to address these issues, but this is currently nlot available.
This is primarily dule to the lack of data on hazardous waste
materials in the country. In this regard, the objective of the
National Inventory; for H-azardous Waste in Giuyana is to prepare
an inventory which will include data on the types and quantities of
hazardous wastes generated inl priority sectors and th~e locations.
The survey data collect-ed will be used to establish an electronic
database on the location, types and qluantities of hazar-dous waste
generated in Guyana. Thi s database will then be used to develop a
comprehensive strategy for the management of hazardous wastes.
In addition, the data will guide decisions in relation to hazardous
wastes management and disposal, especially in relation to the
setting up of appropriate infrastructure anld rezsour~ce requirements
for effective management,

Additionally. the inventory: and the development ofa management
strategy for hazardous wastes will alilow the EPA\ to imnplemnent
requirements under the Envirol~nmental Protection Hazardous
Wastes Management( Regulations. 20!!0. T'he inventory will also
allow G~uyan~a to meet its international reportinlg obligations of the
Basel Convention and receive t-he nlecessary support for the
management of hazardous wastes from thle Basel Convention
secretariat anld Regional Centre.

WVho's to be involved?
The survey will target a number of priorities sectors, some of whicl1
are as follows:
*Agricult ure,Forestry & Fishing
* Construction
*Enlergy Sector
*H-otels/ Restaurants/IResorts

During the surv~ey. wc hope to meet with an ap~propriate
represenltative (s) from business entities/industries targeted to
provide to the interview~er the relevanlt information needed for
the inventory. T'he information obtained will be used in fulture
planning f'or the managemnent of hazardous wastes and w-\ill
benefi t all participating cnti lics and Guy~ana as a whole through
the identificationl of disposal r-outes. treatment and other
proced~ures required for the proper- maplagemenlt of hazardous
tastes in Cuyana.

All stakeholder Agencies, Industries and Businesses
identified for participation in this survey are urged to
cooperate with the field officers and their supervisors
during the exercise to ensure an accurate and credible
inventory of hazardous wastes. All information
gathered from this inventory will be strictly
Confidential and national imeporting on the generation
of hsizardous wastes will be presented by sector. No
individual, entities or companies will be identified.

Next wek,iwceall focus on com mon types of haz ardous w astes

*Manufakcturing/ Proces~sing
* Mining
*Retail Tr~ade
*Commnunity!:Social: Personal Servicces
*Tranlsportation C'ommun~icatio n/:Utilities
* Wholesale Trade
*Health& Social Work

The Survey Underway

For the survey, the School of Earth and Environment~al Sciences
(SEES) of the University of G~uyana (UGC) has been engaged to
conduct the data collection an~d analysis. To properly execute and
manage th~e survey, students and supervisors from the University ~
participated in intensive trailing sessions. facilitated by
Caribbjean Enviro~nmental H-ealth Institute (CEH-I). on the Basel
Convention Methodology onl Conducting Hazardous Wastes.
Inventory. Staff of the EPA~ and Officers of the Solid Waste
Management Department of the Mayor & City Counlcil of
G~eorgetown~also benefited fromnthe training exercise. During the
data collection excrcise. all Field Oflicers invol v ed i n the survey
vil 11 identified by meal~ a i dentifi cation ba dges and letters of

National Identification Card is a legitimate instrument of identification for the person in whose name it is issued..
You will need your National Identification Card to identify yourself for several purposes.
National Identification Cards are required for the following:-
1. Applyhxg for a Driver's permit (licence)
2. Applying for aPassport
3. Applyng f'or a Loan
4. Ap~plymng for a Police Clearance Certificate
5. Applying for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
6. Carrying out Bank Transactions
7. Carrying out Post Office Transactions
8. Arranging Hire Purchase Transactions
9. Carrying out transactions associated with the National Insurance~ Scheme (NIS)
10. Carryin~g out transactions specifically related with Old Age Pensions


A Passport's specific fraction is to allow you to pass a port (ofentry or exit). A Passport is not. an IDl card.
ANational Identification Card, does not expire every five years (as does a passport).
An ID> card is easily replaceable, if it is lost or damaged.
An ID card is easy to carry around (e.g. mn handbags or wallets).
Registration, in order to obtain a National ID card. is compulsory by larw. You can be prosecuted for not
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Housing the Guin na Offuce f r Investment
Go-invest # 1./08
1. The Guyana Office for Investment invites sealed bids from eligible:
and qualified bidders for Rewiring of Building located at 190
Camp & Church Streets. The delivery/construction period is two
:. (2) months.
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive
.,Bidding (NCB) procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003
-and is open to all bidders, subject to provisions of Section 111
(Eligible Countries) of this document.
3.1 :Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the
~; :A~dministra~tive Officer/Accountant, The Guyana Office for
investment, 190 Camp &r Chur~ch Streets, and inspect the Bidding
SDocuments at the address given from 8 am .to 4 pm Monday to
: Thursday and 8 am to 3 pm on F~idayl.
4. Qualifications requirements include: electrical contractor with at
least 3 years experience and having completed jobs of a similar
5. A. complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased
'', by interested bidders on the submission of a written Application to
thie address below and upon p yment of a non refundable fee
G%5 000.or in Five thousand dollars (Guyana). The method of
,Ipayment will be cash. The Bidding Documents can be uplifted upon
Payment of non-refundable fee.
6. Bids must be deposited in the tender- box at the address below on or
/'before May 22, 2008 Electronic bidding "shall not") be permitted.
.The name of the proj ect should be stated in the upper left had corner
of the envelope. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened
~:phy sically in the Boardroom of the N.B.P & T.A. in the presence of
the bidders representatives who choose to attend in person on
Tuesday May 27, 2008 at 9 am.
)-7.- All. bids must be accompanied by valid NIS and GRA (IRD)
Compliance Certificates.
,'8. The Guyana Otffice for Investment reserves the right to rej ect any or
i:;all bids without assigning any reason and will not necessarily award
to the lowest bidder.

The Chairman, National Procurement &r Tender Administration Board,
Min istry of Fin an ce, Urq u hart Street, G eo rgetown, Guyana

Ge~offrey Da Silva?, CEO The Guyana Office for Investment

Co-operativ~e Republic of Guyana
Worldl ank HIV/AIDS Ievention andtControlProject
Supply and Delivery of Condoms

1. Thle Grovernmente of Guyanal through hle: Ministry of Health has received a Grtant fr~om
die World Bank towards the cost of the HIV/AIDjS Prevention and Control Project and
itentends to a~p palo tohoenpmoees soG 0Gmant
2. The Health Sector Development Unit of the Ministry of Health iorvi tes sealed bids from
eligible bidders for the Supply and Delivery of Conldoms

3. _Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures specified in the World Bank's Giuidelines: Proculrement ulnder IBRD Loans
anid IDAb C editB, and is opeh~ to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in .

4:. Interested eligible -bidders may obtain flirther information fiom the H~ealth Sector
Development Unit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from
9.00am local time to 3.30pm kical time

5. A complete- set of bidding documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of' a written application to the address below and upon
payment ofa non-refundable fee of five thlousand Gjuyana dollars ($5.000~). The metliod
of payment will be by Manager's cheque or a Comnpan~y cheque. The document will be
sent by email. .

6 Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before Tuesday;. June 10, 20)08 at
9.0,0am local time. All bids must be accomlpanied by a bid security of'five hundred
and sixty thousand Guylana dollars (G0560,0011) Late bids will be recjected. Bids will
deop end t thenpresec ,of the: 1)des 8mpm~entabi ves who choos tated at t )
mark the name of the project anld the address below:

Address forbid Submission:

The: Chairman
National Irocurement and TenderAdministration Hoard
twinistry off~immnee
Main & Ulrquhar-t Streets
Do not open before nuesday, June 10, 2008

Bid Clarification Purposes:

Health Sector Development U~nit
Attn: Mr. P'rakash Sookdeo, Procurement O~fficer
Geor~getown Public Hlospital Corporation C~ompound
East Street
Tel: 225-34703,226-2425
Mail: procurementfiiihiv.govgy

5/16/2008, 10:09-PM i\i.

trust him no matter what.
As things progressed he
started nagging mec to sleep
with him, and that was my
biggest mistake. I became
emotionally sealed to him,
and whenever he made the
suggestion to meet for sex,
I no longer fought it.

Everything was good
until I asked him what he
,would do if his parents de-
cided to arrange his mar-
riage. I was shocked when
he told me that he
wouldn't fight it. Prior to
this he told me he goes by
his own rule. He even
asked me to continue being
with him until his parents
arranged his marriage.

One day I saw his car
at the hotel we went to.
I~peeked through the
keyhole and saw him and
a girl naked. I can't get
that image orit of my
mind. When I confronted
Mim, he treated me worse

cle i ohr i
moth ed'ehcin mnt ill hs
me baffled. She was to-

tally cold, like she just
didn't. give a damni what
happened to mec. or what
he miigh t do to another
girl. I want himn to pay,
but I have resolved to
leave him and his mother in
the hands of God.

Throughout high School
I fought peer pressure
only for this to happen. I
have decided not to tell my
parents, and I have reached
out to a few friends. I am
undecided as to whether I
should fulfill the promise 1
made about .helping out
with-his study materials.
I talked to a religious
friend, and his opinion is
promises should be ful-

I always wanted to live
life without' regrets, but
thanks to. my stupidity, I
can no longer do that..


Eva, this man used
twu st ata ems aiains
self as a victim to evoke

pity, and he insinuated
hiniself into your life.
He is a. predator who
stalked you, knowing all
along what he w~anted.
Don't~give him the study
materials. That promise
was. elicited through
lies, and despicable be-
havior should never be
rewarded. .

Aristotle viewed anger
as a legitimate reaction to
injustice. He felt anger
protects us from making
excitses for wrongdoing.
You have every reason to
be angry with this man,
but~ don't turn that aliger
inward. You were tricked.
That happens to people at
different stages of life,
and they must be able to
forgive themselves and
move, on.

We cannot go through

intentions to others, and
we canno t o through li'e
attributing the worst of' in-
tentions to others. We
must respond to others in
a way appropriate to who
they are. When we en-
~coun.ter predators, the
wisest course is eliminat-
ing all contact.

The wise thing now is
to continue with your
plans as they were before
you encountered this
man. You are a young
woman with your life in
front of you. It is easy,
when we are young, to
think some event has ru.
ined our life. But life
has many ups and downs,
and it is in mastering
the ups and downs that
we master life.

Wayne & Tamara


lbe ssons

Know this is all my
I know I had the
r-ight to say no, but I
didn't because everyone
deserves a chance. The
thing that hirrts most is
he knew the complica-
tions he was.bringing
- into my life.

My~ parents believe in
arranged marriage, and
. they disapproved of this
man. But I felt terrible
thinking he knew I was in-
tentionally not returning
his calls. He called five or
six times every night.
Gradually I gave in,

During one of our con-
versations he told me what
I now doubt really hap-
pened. His story was he
loved a girl since high
school, but she cheated on
hi~m. It didn't end there.
He kept stressing the dis-
appointments that came

sood adl bheat tryal t a
always followed him.
I treated him with care,
and he stressed I could


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A~re you self muotivate~d and can workl unsupervised?
Are you committed to self-dliscipline'f
Do y'ou consider yourself a person w~ith goodf management skills?'
T[henl an excitinlg calreer awaits you at Giuyana Waterl-nc. We are looking for the following personls who
are wil ling to contribute to the success of this C'ompan;.
The person for this position will report directly to the Finance Director and w\ill be expected to apply: thg
principles of accounting to provide the financial information necessary for planning and finlancial
protection pf` the C'ompany. T`he pierson will also be required to maintain financial policies and
management information systems as well as liaise wiith managlaement colleagues on all aspects of
fi nance. Thei management Accountant wIill also be required to analyze the perf~ormanlce ofthe Company
and advise on how it can improve its val ue. ,
A bachelors De ree that spec ail zs in a!ccounting6 or busm ess: orACCA qua li fications .
Ability: to work un~supervised and deliver high quality w? ork~ to light dedrili nes
Strongp communication skills to irilector level
Knowledge ofAccounting Policies, guidelines and procedures
Work~ing kn~owledge of Accounting Sy.stemls anld packages e.g. Dynam~ics. ACCP'AC'. Snll
SAt least three years experience in7 Fin7an7ce with a particullar focus on Mlanagement ~
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Un~:der the general direction of the F~inance Director: the Asset Manager performls a wide variety: of
lass related to planning, and overseeing property; management with hands on financial plannling and
exoecutioni to develop, mnaintai n and project the health and ownership of` the r~eal assets of the
The position iis characterized by a high degree of responsibility, creativity,. vision, accountability,
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SA Bachelors Degree in Accou~nting or Businless Management or ACCA qual ifications
Strong analytical and modeling skills
abilityv to work unsupervised and deliver high qcuality; work to tight deadlines
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At least three years cxperience in F~inand~e with a particular focus on Management
The position of Divisional Maniager is an upgraded position within GJWI and has the distinct
responsibilities of overseeing the D~ivisional operations with regards to' engineering anld commercial
services,' HEe/she will be stationed at either one ofour'locations throughout the country anld w~ill have the
opportulsity to be of service to the community.
This position will ensure that potable w~ater is available for commercial. domestic an~d industrial
customers. throughout the Division anld that revenue is promptly collected.
The Divisional Manager is responsible for all planning, general mianageme nt, andi adm~inistration1 that
will be necessary for the proper and efficient operation of water production andi distribution facilities
w~ith~in the Division. The ilcumnbent will also be responsible for revellue co.llectionl in the Divisionl.
A Bac~helor's D~ogree in any\ discipline fr-om anl :c~cred(ited Ulnivers.ity. plus~ a mlinimullm o.f five (5) !.ears
expenence mna management;I positions ml~ll amcor1orti e enltity.
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A large wooden phallic sculpture stands outside the Icelandic Phallological Museum in
Husavik May 8, 2008. REUTERSIBob Strong
who thought having his penis in the collection might bring him eternal fame.
Bult vanity may make him rethink the offer.
"He has mentioned lately that his penis is shrinking as he gets older and he is worried it might riot
make a proper exhibit," Hjartarson said.
The museum, originally opened in Reykjavik in 1997, has now moved to-the quiet fishing village of
Husavik, 480 km (298 miles) northeast of the capital.
Open from May to September, it is housed in a plain brown building, the entrance marked by a tall
brown phallus near the door and a penis-shaped sign over the front porch.
A growing number of people from all over the world view the collection each year, 60 percent of them
"We had 6,000 visitors last summer and actually made a profit," Hjartarson said with a smile.
The specimens, most of which were donated by fishermen, hunters and biologists, are kept in glass.
jars of formaldehyde or dried and mounted on the wall, creating an atmosphere that is part science lab,
part trophy room.
Hjartarson has paid for only one an elephant penis nearly 1 meter long that hangs, stuffed and
mounted on a wooden board, in the museum's "foreign section."
Hie said he began collecting penises 24 years ago, when working as a school administrator, with little
notion he would one day be running a museum devoted to the subject.
"It was just a hobby," he said, adding that the collection was relegated to his office until the inception
of the museum.
"They ivere not on display in the sitting room."
The museum's "folklore collection" includes a few sculptures and joke items, but no sex toys or para-
phernalia. The more risque displays stay under wraps.
"Two elderly German women came in a while ago and after viewing the exhibit, they scolded me for
displaying a group~ of figurines in Kama Sutra poses, so I put them in here,i' H'ja tarson~ said, lifting a
black cloth off a glass-topped box labeled 'Erotica'.
"This way nobody has to view them unless they want to."
Hjartarson maintains a light-hearted approach to his delicate subject mRatter saying a sense of
humor and a bit of intelligence are necessary to appreciate the collection.
"I hope visitors leave the museum in a better mood than when they arrivedd' he said.

; ..- ,Guyana Revenue Authorityr

The following persons/companies are hereby notified that the Commissioner-
General of the Guvana Revenue Authority has instituted the foregoing matters
against them1for failing to file theirtax (VAT) returns:
1.. Khurshid Sattaur (Commissioner-General Guvana Revenue
Aut~hority) v. Let's Talk Ph ones C.J. No. 15 86- 1593/0)8 fixed for th~e
2. Khurshid Sattaur- (Commissioner-Gen~eral Guvana Revenue
Authority) v. Tacquinn Soochan C.J. No. 1594-1605/08 fixed for
the: 09/06/08S
These matter-s are fixed in the Georgetown Malgistrates' Clourt befor-e Principal
Magistrate Melissa Robe~rtson-Ogle in Court I on! the' aforemecntioned dates. Y'ou
are helreby adv:ised to clPappa or. cause an1 appearance to be entered on !our behalf
on the date: in n \h ich your1 m att'erI is fixed.

Legal Officer
Guv\ana Reicnulte Authority.

Page VIH

HUSAVIK, Iceland (Reuters) Sigurdur Hjartarson is missing a human penis. But he's not
worried: four men have promised to donate' theirs to him when they die.
Hjartarson is founder and owner of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which offers visitors from
around the world a close-up look at the long and the short of the male reproductive organ.
His collection, which began in 1974 with a single bull'slpenis that looked something like a riding crop,
-now boasts 261 preserved members from 90 species.
The largest,' from a sperm whale, is 70 kcg and 1.7 meters long. The smallest, a hamster penis bone, is
just 2 min and must be viewed through a magnifying glass.
One species conspicuous by its absence is homo sapiens, but that may soon be rectified since a Ger-
man, an American, an Icelander and a Briton have promised to donate their organs after death, accord-
ing to certificates on display.
The American, 52-year-old Stan Underwood, supplied, a written description of his penis which.he
purportedly nick-named "Elmo'! for display alongside a life-size plastic mould of the member as
well as his-pledge to donate it.
Hjartarson said the Icelandic donor, a 93-year-old from nearby Akureyri, \vas a womanizer in his youth

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Telephone: '7(0 -- 32297 E-mail: esa.campusfigmrzail.co m
Fax: 220 229)7 Website: www\.aplnneteu~vanatorrlore\e
Applications ar~e invited for the following two-year courses in Agriculture,
Livestocki Pr-oduction &~ M anagemlent and Animal Health &r Veterinaryy Public
Health. and a one-year cour-se in Forestry and Fisheries Studies.


(i) CX;C General Proficienlcy or GCE Ordinary Levecl in four (4) subjects w\illi
Girardes L II or.1 ill icludling English Language alnd at least one (1I) Science subject
Chemistry. -Biolog!-. Phy!sics. Mathematics. Agr~iculture Science or Integmated
Science .

(ii) A4n equivalent qlualification approved by: the school.

(i) CXC General Proficiency: Examination in four (4) subjects wIith Graldes L. II or
IIJ. These subjects should include English, Mathemlatics and at least one (1)
Science subject.
(ii) Passes in four (4t) subjects GCE Ordinary Lev~el with a minimum of Grade C or
anyv quailification consideredby~ thelInstitution to be equivalent.

(i) CXC General Proficiency Examination in four (4F) subjects with Grades L. II or
III. These subjects should include English, Mathematics and at least one (1)
Science subject.
(ii) Passes in four (4) subjects GCE Ordinary: Level wlithl a minimum of Grade C or
any qualification considered by thle Institution to be equivalent.

CXC General Profi~ciencyv~ r GCE~- Ordinary Level in three (3) subjects with Grades
III or IV. Preference ivill.be given to those with passes in Englishl Language,
Mathematics. Agriculture Scierice or Integrated Science.

E. CERTIFICATE IN FORESTRY (One Academic Year) 2008 -2009
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Integmated Science.
(ii) Mature studentswvitha sound Secondary Education.

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(ii) Mature students with a soundly Secondary Education.
Persons can fill out application forms which are available from the Institution
or from the W~ebsite or WVRITE a letter of application to the Principal, Guyana
School of Agricultunr~e, M~on Repos, East Coast Demerara and send it along with
two testimonials not later than M\/onday. June 30, 2008.



Tender No: EU/GOG 9/ACP/RCA/013

1. The Government of Guyana has received a financing Grant from the 9'"
European Development Fund Regional Caribbean Programme towards the
cost of Phase 2 Ogle Airport Guyana Development. It is intended that part of
the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the
Contract for Civil Works at OgleAi rport(tRegi on 4).

2. The EU/GOG (hereinafter called "the Employer") invites Construction Firms
.to submit sealed bids for the following tender:

1. Widening the existing runway to the east and the west by 20' in
either direction and extending it by 2000' to the south at Ogle
Airport (Region 4).

3. Construction Firms may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding
Documents for their enge~l~llr, to participate at the National Authorising Officer
Task Force Office, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Sts., Georgetown.
from Thursday 1 5 May 2008.

4. The -bidding documents can be purchased with completion of the tender
document request form available at the NAO Task Force office and upon
payment of a non-reimbursable fee of ten thousand Guyana dollars
(G$10,000.00) per tender. The method of payment will be Manager's
cheque payable to the NAO Task Force PE 3. It will not be necessary to
make the request in person to receive a complete set of bidding documents,
since this can be sent by mail or e-mail to:

NAO Task Force
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Sts,
Georgetown, Guyana.
nao taskforce(0)ahoo.com

5. Bids must be delivered to the Tender Box in the office of the address below on
or before 09:00 am on Tuesday 12 August 2008 and must be accompanied
by a Bid Security of at least $6,763,000.00 GYO.;The Employer is not
responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time and date
specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'
representativess who choose to attend at09.00 hours on Tuesday 12 August
2008, at the office of. 'i

The Chairman,
National Procu rement and Tender Adm in istration Board
'' Western Back Building
Ministry of Finance,
Main & Urquhart Streets,.
Georgetown, Guyana

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit a GRA Compliance indicating that
the Bidder has met his/her Income Tax obligations for the three (3) years
immediately preceding the year of tender, and an NIS Compliance indicating
that the Bidder has met his/her obligations for the month immediately
preceding the month of tender.

8. Closing date for the purchase of tenders is 31" July 2008.

9. A mandatory site visit is arranged for 14 July 2008.

Office of the National Authorising Officer
Ministry of Finance

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go duet to ehe uil ndg

These were the films that success-
fully guided the lives of previous
generations of sporty, suave
Guyanese men and women, who
were lucky to be exposed to such
classic films on a daily public ba
sis in local cinemas. What also
mke "ACAO A 'dpeca flo;
Sternberg who did most of the
film, but was fired at Mitchum's
request after he repeatedly re-
fused to allow actors to eat and
enjoy themselves during breaks in
filming. The movie was contin-
ued by the wonderful cool direc-
tor Nicholas Ray, who even let
Mitchum and Russell work on
their scripts; no wonder the film
ends with typical Ray stylish
nonchalance and casualness when
Mitchu after pnhin u h
bad gum er punca' ngy o e
aboard bat waheae he and Russel
embrace, and she says" "You'rr all
wet!" and he says: "Yeah, well
you're going to have to get ac-
customed to me this way
everytime I get out the shower."

loose lifestyle, he plants a
kiss on her mouth, which she does
not resist, so they strike up a
conversation, and throughout the
film such conversations between
them wdll continue to be suave
andstul of wiser s ,aonedhnuns
toms, Mitchum is asked to de-
clare the money he is bringing
into Macao, and he realizes his
wallet is missing, and that Russell
picked it when she allowed him
to kiss her. Realising his predica-
ment with the authorities, Russell
relents and secretly returns his
money, so they enter Macao to-
gether, where later they both end
up in the casino/club area where
'Russell manages to get a job as a
nightclub singer with the slick
expatriate American businessman.
Mitchum however is disliked by
the man, who thinks he is a de-
tective sent from the US to in-
vestigate him but the detective
is really William Bendix who
came on the same steamer with

them. The beauty of "MACAO"
is how it establishes simple hu-
mane values between Mitchum
and Russell, who are like wayward
individuals. But the social gift of
the film to similar people who
u e it stat itadovMiochnn
the struggles, crises, bad reputa-
tion others brand them with, and
to achieve a genuine happiness
later. One powerfully real and
touching moment in the film is
when Mitchum and Russell go for
a romantic rickshaw ride, then in
a lover's row boat, and in the
midst of their perfect pleasure
Russell suddenly turns negative
and cold to Mitchum and asks to
be taken back home. It is then
we: learn that her previous mis-
fortunes and abuse she received
from past men in her life has
scared her away from falling in
love again,
"MACAO" is one of those
types of American film classics,
in the Film Noir category, which

ReglOnal Airports Programme
No. 9/ACP/RCA/013


5/16/2008. 10 12 PM


European Union


Regional Democratic: Council
Region 1 Barima/W~ainii

The Regional Administration of Region 1 announce that it is currently accepting tenders from
suitably qualified contractors for the following projects as part of its 2008S Capital and Current
Worki Programmes:

1) ,Construction of Reinforced Concrete Bridge at Building Creek. Mabaruma
2) Construction of Reinforced Concrete Bridge on Wanaina to Wauna Road.
3) Construction of Drugs Bond at Mabaruma Public Hiospital
41) Construction of Incinerator at Waramuri Health Centre. Moruca
5) Construction of Incinerator at Manawarin Health Centre, Moruca
6) Rehabilitation of Doctor's and Medex Quarters at Kumaka District Hospital.
7) Rehabilitation of Nurses Hostel at Kumaka District Hospital, Moruca
8) Rehabilitation of Nurses Hoste~l at Pakera Hospital, Matatrkai
9) Rehabilitation of Acquero Guest Hlouse, Moruca
10) Rehabilitation of Kumaka Extension Centre at Kumaka. Mabarunya
11) Re-Surfacing of Road from Turn Basin to School Road Junction, Port Kaituma
1) Repairs to Acquero Guest House Caretaker's Quarters, Moruca
2) Repairs toMoruca Admin. Sub-District Office. Moruca
3) Repairs to Kamwatta Primary School Teachers Quarters, Moruca
4) Repairs to DES Qularters Top Flat, Moruca
5) Repairs to Kumaka District Hospital Kitchen

Tender Documenlts can be obtained from the Regional Accounting Unlit offices in the Regional
Administration building at Miabaruma for a non-refundable fee of $3,000 for Block "'A" and
$2,000 for Block "B". Tenders and accompanying valid NIS and GRA comlpliances must be
submitted in sealed envelopes and clearly marked on t-he top left-hand corner "the name of the
project tendered for" and add ressed to:
The Chairman
Regional Procuremnent and Tenlder Adminlistration Board
Mabaruma Admin. Office Compoulnd
Region 1
Tenders must be deposited in the Regional Tender Box located at the Regional Administration
Otfice at Mabaruma not later than 09:00 h (9amn)on Friday, May 23, 2008.

Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders or their representatives on Fr~iday, May 23, 2008
at o9:00 h(9am).

The Regiolnal Tender Board reser-ves the right to reject any or all Tenlders without assigning any)
reasons whatsoever and not nlecessarilyv award to the lowest tender.

Mary Williams
Regional Executive Officer
Region I


1. Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons for the supply of the following
items/services to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation:

a. Supply of Stationery- Twvelve (12) lots

b. Supply of Cleaning Agents Seventeen (17) lots

c. Supply of Dietary Supplies Twenty-nine (29) lots

d. Supply of Laboratory Agents Seventeen (17) lots

e. Supply of Mattresses Five' (5) lots

f. Supply and Service maintenance of Fire Extinguishers *

g. Supply of Automatic Transfer Switch

h. Supply of PVC Insulation Cables

L Service Maintenance to Bed Lift Elevators

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Fmnance Department of
the Georgetowln Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, from 09:00 h to
15:00 h, Monday to Friday upon receipt of a non-refimdable fee of $2000 each-

3. Each tender must be enclosed in the sealed envelope which does not in any
way identify the Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner
"Tender for (specific item)".

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Pmcurement and
Tender Administration Board, Miniistry of Finance and must be placed in the
Tender Box situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets,
Georgetowvn not later than 09:00 h, Tuesday May 20, 2008.

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

6. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of Compliance
from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Aulthority (IRD) and from the General
Manager National Insurance Scheme_(NIS) in the name: of the individual if individual
is tendering or company if comhpanry is tenderiing.

7. The Gieorgetown Public Hospital -Corporatioaldoes not bind itself to
accepting the lowest or any tender. .
Michael H. Khan .
Chlief Ex~ecutive Officer

Page X

Sunday Chronicle Mayf18, 2008


her journey in Destiny's Child,
make-up, and general advice
about her life. All the questions
below were asked by the young
teenagers and Kelly was nice
en ugh to an lwel l th qu
in a~n Interviewv for I major
glo~ssy magazline. I8 was a diay I

cause of this passion, especially
when Iam travelling. But also
know its important to have in-
ner beauty before the outer
beauty. I love make-up but 1
kco t at Ihave to have son
yo(u young girls in here todlay

I know~ thatl y.ou see n ~
w'ith a wi~hole bunch oIf make-up
on TV; but today I am not wear-
ing: a whole lot just powder,
mascara a lip ls. It' nice t
times. I know that it seems like
a lot of products but there is
whole lot more that can go on,
like eye-shadow, blusher,
highlighter and mascara and to-
day the look that I am going to
do reflects a very clean skin.

was out. She asked me and I
said I could not find anything.
You would sing in front of
people all day but when you lay
your head on your pillow. it was
cl iff~erent nattelr. It' ca tt
Ine andi sometime I didl not
evcn w'ant to look in the nurror.

At what age did you

My mo r 1 t m trt
abeouitny3 Cr 141 d cause
with record executives, although
my mother would condition,
like keeping the darker circles
away after doing a long Sherry
Dixon Sherry-Bollers Dixon and
Leeann StAubyn

Please turn to page XI

It was fever pitch waiting for
Kelly Rowland to arrive at
StAubyns. This was one for
the first Celebrity workshops
organised by Sherry Dixon at
StAubyns and it was appropri-
ate that Kelly Rowland, a lover

of make-up, be the first to de-
liver her workshop there, em-
powering young women in the
community. For three and a half
hours Kelly Rowland gave her
time to many teenage girls, shar-
ing and inspiring them about

Bay Sh~irsr~ BaAllrt;rr;-~ii:Pran

Do you do your miake-up
yourself when you ar-e t-ravel-
When I aini in the UK I al-
wa~ys do my~ own make-up. 1
feel I know my face the best and
it's funny that when my make-
up artist in America sees pic-
tureethh is amazed. I larn
took standing in the mirror and
just looking at myself. It's im-
portant to see what lies beneath
first. My mom told me to stand
in front of the mirror and see
what I like about myself first be-
cause I could not find it at first.
This was when Destiny's Child

Kelly Rowland at StAubyns

Make-up and empowerment

talka for youth at StAubyn~s

H~ois~tic and1 Tr8ainung Acad-

am sure they will all remember
emy, 2-4 Cleaver Street, convers u;ng6me.
Kensington South London

on Saturday 3rd May

I am exited and honoured
today to be here with you
young people. I call myself a
frustrated make-up artist and I
have learnt to do my own face
for the last couple of years be-

Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008

Suitablyr qualified persons are invited to express interest in th~e position of Human
Resources Manager as described below;:

Qualifications: andi Experience
Applicant should pre~ferably havle obtained:

A Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Public Adm~inistration. Huml-an Resource
IManagemenlt or related discipline plus 5 years experience at a Senior Manaeomenlt
Level mall aspects of HumanResources Management and Devlelopmnent


Post-Graduate training and certification in Human Resource Managemlent and
Industrial Relations plus 3 years experience at a Senior M~anagemenlt Level in all aspects
ofHulman Resources Management and Development

SThle incumbent would be responsible for:

* Development. monitoring and execution of the human resource funlction of the
Detenuination of the values. rules. goals and objectives of the Department.
provision of advice for the formulation of the corporate and departmental budgets
in respect of hluman resources issues.
Management and accountability: for planning and strategic direction with regards
to thle rcruitment. selection. dev-elopment. deployment and utilization of staff of
the Audit Office.
Establishment and maintenance of an effective occupational hlealthl and safety-
Co-ordination of the human resources development programme and performance
appraisal system

Detailed i information a nd the te nus of reference canlbc obtainerd f~rom1:

Auditor Genleml's Secretarial
Audit Office of Guran
63 High Street

from page X

& S t le & S

1 met her and could not say a
word to her because I love and
admire her. When I met her
Destiny's Child was on the way
to the Grammys and she hap-
pened to be in the lobby of the
hotel we were at. Bobby Brown
came up to us and said "MY
wife is in love with you'lll" I
said "your wife, YOUR wife.
Your wife is Whitney Houston!!!! "
She was so sweet. She taught me
how to be a good Diva. Other
people may have other stories of
her but mine is that she is one of
the sweetest people I have ever
Smet. She sent me flowers on my
birthday and Beyonce, and
Michelle also. She camne to three of
my shows and we all did her a
favour for one of her nieces. She
was having a sweet 16 party and
we did a birthday thing on video
forWhitneytogivetober. Shetold
us to call her Auntie Whitney and
I have no problem with that!!!!

What's your birthday?
I am an Aquarius and I was
born on February Ithh.

StAubyns is the brainchild of
Lee-ann StAubyn, whose parents
are Guyanese, Ramsdale St~ubyn
land Shirley Williams (both dec'd)
Sheis also the cousin of Sherry
Dixon and their mothers were sis-

Leeann and her business part-
ner,Niki Nicola, who are childhood
school fiends, felt that there was
a freed for a therapy venue which
is able to treat the cause of ailments

I love sleep and drinking
water. Water is good overall. Af-
ter you wash your face, close
your pores with ice cold water.
That helps me a lot.

What brands do you like?
I don't stick to one brand. I
like several ones but right now
the one I like is a
YSL foundation,. But I also
like IMAN and L'Oreal do a
true match. I like everybody so
long as it blends. It's important
to use products that look good
and blend. It's important espe-
cially for darker skins that we
don't look pasty. Our skin is
beautiful and it's important to
start with a good base. I per-
sonally fenel t's important to see

Why do you say it's im-
portant to brush your
It makes everything looks
so even. Before I could afford
my own little eyebrow brush I
just used a a small toothbrush
with some Vaseline.
Did you do make-up on the
other girls in Destiny's Child
Yes, as I said I was a frus-
trated make-up artist but we did
not shout too loud about it just
in case it looked terrible.

WORC I w ao 1 n
wasW etiny' C1 I dild3 g gsd

con eleretoen myo reako d
(blemishes) and got through the
night without anyone knowing-

I learnt from other make-up
artists about brushes. Buy
yourself foundation bubn iannd
Brushes make the application
go on better and more even and
its also great if you want to
blend two foundations together
at the same time. I really like
usn na brush,sit makesathe foun-
less a-

What would you have done if
you were not a singer
I would have been a teacher.
I like science and an thin that
is about experimenting; and of
course drama.

Were you ever expelled
from SC OO ?
hvNo!! ck dmot er wou
could say my name. She did not
play that type of stuff mov-
ies with my friends, I would
have been on lock down-

I did not like boys until I
was 14 or 15 years old. I was
so focused on music that's what
I wanted to do and I did not care ~
about anything else.

What encouragement do

you have for young people
who want to get into a sing-
ing career?
It's important to have more
than one thing you love under
your belt. When I was younger,
as well as singing,I also wanted
to be a vet and I always played
with animals. If you have a
passion for whatever you do,
then you should go for it,
Can you give advice for
teenagers to follow\ their dream
That's up to you. I can
give you advice but ultimately
it's up to you. We are all faced
with so much with regard to
fulfilling our dream and it's up
to you to keep it alive. When
Destmny s child was coming up
eeyody rad de ewol a t
important to keep your eye on
that dream because if you lose
sight of it people will drag you
down. Not everybody can live
your dream. Look at LaToya.
She was
not supposed to come
with me and Beyonce to follow
our dream. But look at what
happened to her. She got a
number one and is following her
dream. God have plans for ev-
eryone and everyone's destiny
is different

I don't care where it is, if I

gWhe i cnmst charity
thly av tomsa isifio n
be built in my schedule. My
life is in their hands so I feel I
have to focus on them. It's im-
Portant for young people to be
focused on their lives right
now, in five years and in ten
years time. I went to a school
recently and in a room of 30
girls, only two could answer
the question of what do they
want to be. When I was grow-
ing up I knew what I wanted
hodoolat 4. Its differentdqow.*
ent; I grewF up with a single
mother but she had to do 2 to
3 jobs to put food on the table
and clothes on my back.

Frien My p
How many friends do you
think you have? Can you
count your friends on one
hand? My grandmother told
me when I was young, that
you should be able to count
your friends on one hand. I did
not understand it then but I
sure do now.

Did you dream that you
wouldbe sofamous
You have a dream but you
don't imagine it to the extreme
that it is. T o this day it's still
hard for me to fathom. It's
quite a blessinig to be able to
do what you love to do. I was
dreaming about don you'all
faces toda m y
How did you feel when
you got your Mst number one

I was feeling myself for a
second and my mother popped
me upside my head and told me
that I should not get too big for
my boots.

Why did you break up with
Destiny's Child?
People misunderstand break-
ing up for taking time to do other
things. Whatever you do you
should have a passion and put
your most of your energy in to

Do you have a
I have a boyfriend but he is
not in the music or entertainment

I love soul food. In fact I
love Caribbean food, chicken '
rice and peas just good food.
What's it like when you go
shopping. Is it easy for you to
move around.
Everyone is really respect-
ful. I don't like all the security
and usually travel by myself. I
lie moving at my own space and
hate all that fuss.

Out of all the young
stars, Chris Brown,
Cassie, Ciara, who do

aou ehnb 15i i do e bm

Uhe seay eo eta nng rheard ly
He said if you keep working
hard at something like he did, you
can go anywhere. He was refer-
ring to Chris Brown. Nobody
limited me so I won't limit them.

Is there anything you
won't do?
Anything that would cause
me harm, or make me feel un-
comfortable then, I won't do it.

Do you take on board
ideas from?
For the next album, what I
want to do is different songs
with instruments. I want to go
to a performing arts school and
gtitthem to put the instruments

Who do you admire?
My mom and I did not live
in the best neighbourhood. She
was a nanny and I remember
saying when we went to her ci-
ete' h es, 'I am goin10 1o l
inspiration and Whitney Hous-
ton is also one of my inspira-
tions. She taught me to be a diva
and she is a queen.
Is it a rumour that you are
you moving to London
Yeah that's true. I like
Battersea. But I am still looking.

Do you have a dog?
Yes,she is a big dog a
Have you met Whitney
That's a funny story. When

Sherr-Bollers Dixon and Leeann StAubyn

as opposed to the symptoms.
Most people suffer from stress,
headaches, depression or ailments
leading from our busy lifestyle.
StAubyn's therapies and work-
shops are designed to offer a
range of treatment that work in
harmony with each other,such
as Deep Tissue Massage, Re-
flexology, Indian Head Massage,
Hot Stone massage,
Aromatherapy, Spa detox, Acu-
puncture and food intolerance.
"My grandmother, Irene
Williams of Forshaw Street,
Queenstown, was the main in-

stigator for myself and Sherry
going into beauty. She was al-
ways experimenting with
beauty techniques and it was
only later on in our lives that we
realized that a.lot of her potions
were of a holistic and nature. I
am sure she Gvould be proud that
her grand-daughters are taking
on board her attitude to holistic
living" says Leeann.

For more information on
StAubyns check out
www. staubynsholistic .com

5/16/2008. 10:14 PM

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The world's obese population is rising


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

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

3ames Singh
Com missioner of Forests


"%,,.#^VACANCIES -
The Bank of Guyana is in the process of recruiting suitably qualified:-
All applicants are required to attend a selection process on FRIDAY, MAY
30, 2008 at Bank of Guyana at 9:00 hrs. Successful candidates will be
interviewed immediately following the selection process. Applicants are
required to bring along the following:

Written application (in applicant's handwriting)
Two testimonials
Birth certificate or Passport
-Discharge certificates (for persons with military or para-
militaryI service)
Evidence of academic qualifications

Applicants should have attained a sound secondary school education.
Preference would be given to persons who have gained passes at the
CXC/GCE examination. A valid driver's licence and driving experience
would also be an asset.

The main benefits include an attractive salary, vacation leave with pay,
coverage in group life, group medical, group personal accident insurance,
pension schemes and special allowances. Applications should be
addressed to:

1. The. Ministry of Public Works and Cormnunications invites sealed~bids i
from eligible and qualified bidders for Rehblita~iiction and Contstructiont of
Bartica-Potaro RimdRegio~n 7.

Scope o~f Works

(1) Mafintenanlce to jou~lr mlile~s (4) o~f inadway~l which inludeIICs plac(ingS of
atr~it illon t w ecT: t vrL Y-litat~i no IIN~~terils at another section.

{ii)1000 feetl of roadway~tn wrill be reconstru~lrctedc withI twe~clve (12)i inches of'
W-~hite/ISandl Chry mixed a~ndfiv.e (5) inlI1Sch 'eso lateite.

(iii) Th~e wo~rks~ also invrolv~e placingl crursher run at a1 thic~knessc of4 o 1850( ject~
of`Roadlway. Crutsher is paid for h; MPW& 'cC andi contrlralctor. will have to
urplifi it at Bramcarqrrcl yul7 Out ofthlle 1850~1~ I feet 700feetl wlill be.\ceacled
wcithr a Doblehl Bihtwinoulr s Swfaic~e 7)vatmernt (DBS13 including a, Santd
Seal lavIei: Birmnllinouls mla~teria~ ls ill be' providired Iv1 MPW&;:cC: Ilowce,enl
th~e cont/nracor will be requriredi to pr-ovide aundplarce both the j:3/4 a~nd 3/8" ~
nrominral sizet chippings.

2. Biddinge will be conducted through the rjNational C~ompetitive Bid~dnr''ing 01
procedu~res. specified in th~e Procurement Alct 2003) and is open to all bidder-s.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from: T~he
Coordinator; WFor~ks Services Group>, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the
address given below from 9):00h - 4:00h
Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works and Communications,
Fort Street, Kingston
Georgetown. ,C

4t. Qualifications requirements include:
a. Compyletlion of`3jobs ofaN simtilarl nlatwle inl the h~interkrlan loications~ o~~cra (let .F

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may; be purchasedl by interested bidders
at the address below fi-om M~ay 08,2008 and upon payment ofa non-refimdable
fee of Two thousand dollars: (G$2000) .The method of payment will be by cash
or cheque in favour of the Perman~ent Secreltary, Ministry of P1ubi ~Jl~ik W~rs a

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below1 at or before 9:00aml on 27''" May
2008. Electronic bidding "shall not"' be permitted. Lat-e bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened physically in the presence of' the bidders' representatives
who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9:.00am on 27"' May 20108.

National Board of Procurement and Te.nder Administration
Ministry of Finance :.. r
Northwestern Building
Main and U'rquhart Streets, 1 lue :'

7 All bids "shall" be accompanied by; a "Bidi Security" ofG $ 750,000
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public WCorks and Communications.

Obese people are contributing to
the world food crisis and climate
change, experts say.
'lle landon School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine calculated the
obese consume 18% more calories
than average.
They are also responsible for us-
ing more fuel, which has an envi-
ronmental impact and drives up
food prices as transport and arin-
culture both use oil.
'lle result is that the poor struggle
to afford food and greenhouse gas
emissions rise, the Lancet reported.
It comes as the World Health Or-
ganization predicts the obese popu-
lation will double by 2015 to


In the

"Transport and food policy and the
importance of sustainable transport
must not be overlooked."
But Dr David Haslam, of the Na-
tional Obesity Forum, said it was
"stretching it a bit" to blame the
obese in the way.
"Really, it is discriminatory to-
wards obese people. They are an
easy target at the moment, but I
think the causes of climate change
and rising food prices is much more

many as there were in the 1980s.
The team found that obese people
require 1,680 daily calories to sus-
tain normal energy and another
1,280 to maintain daily activities -
a lifthi more than normal.
The higher consumption of food
has a two-fold effect, researchers
First of all the' increasing demand
for food, drives up production.
This means that agricultural pro-
cesses are using more oil to meet
demand, which contributes to the

Prices What is more, the r~e-
searchers said obese people ar~e
likely to rely on transport1 more and
put more strain on that transport
because of theirinass, which aIgain
drives up prices and usage.
But the researchers said there wy
a solution.
Phil Edwards, who co-authored the
article, said: "Urban transport polid
cies that pmomote waldking'r~ and
cling would reduce foodl price hv

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rising cost of fizel. reducing the global demand for oil
The cost of fuel is en passed on and promotion of a normal weight.
UK, nearly a quarter of in the cost of food, making i! o ren And they added: "Decreased car
are classed obese, twice as difficult for poorer areas to afford~ use would reduce greenhouse gas


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"D~isco queen" Donna Summer is back after 17 years

NEW YORK. (Reuters) Donna Summer was dubbed "The Queen of Disco"
after a series of hit singles in the 1970s: now' the singer pokes fun at
that title in a new song included In her first studio album In 17 years.
After raising three daughters, Grammy-winning Summer, who will. turn 60
on New Year's Eve, returned to tlie studio to record "Crayons," which has a
song titled '"The Q-teen is Back."
"It's just kind of poking fun at the fact that this queen image has prevailed
for so long," Summer, whose hitd include "Hot Stuff" and "She Works Hard
for the Money," said ahead of the qlbum's release on Tuesday.
"'It's having fun with it and sayirbg I was out of the picture for' a while but
she's back," said Summer, who slays on an Internet page she has sold more
than 130 million albums.
Summer's career wa~s crowned bvth five Grammy awards including best
rock female vocal performance ajnd best dance recording. She co-wrote all
12 songs on her new album.
"It's a box of crayons. Each crayon has a different stroke of color and each

Foreign Exchange M rketrActivities

Friday, May 8, 2008 Thursday, May 15, 2008

ing Rte ISellirg Rate

"inkof'"oda coda.0 120.0' 2060 206.
Citizens Bank 198.00 200.00 204.00 20.5.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 200.80 202.00 204.20
GBTI 1:195.00 195.00 204.00 206.00
RBGL 1200.00 200.00 1 204.00 206.00
Bank A4verage 197.00 198.63 203.67 205. 58

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 11200.00 1 203.60

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate~ US$1.00 'G$203.45
B. Canadiali Dollar
Banki A average 160.60 174. 76 185.93 190. 10
C. Pound Sterling

Banknverage 13.49.77 373.60 394. 44 401.10

D. Euro

Banlk Average 255.00 277 80 283. 75 297.20
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate: for Thu., May. 15, 2008
TT$= GS 28.57
Bdos$ = GS 89.57 6 months 2.96500%/ US 5.00%
SJS = GS 4.45 1 year 3.07875% Guyana (wgt.) 13.98%
EC$= GS 67.89
Belize$= GS 94.93
Source: Interns ional Department, Bank of Guyana.



File photo shows Donna Summer during the 13th annual Race to Erase MS gala in
Century City, California April 13, 2007. Summer is set to release her first album in 17
years. REUTERS/Mario Anzulonii

layer brings with it its own identity, she said. "Every song is designed to be a
But while Summer's album is hitting a market dominated by singers who
"could be my daughters, she says she doesn't feel any competitive pressure.
"I don't compete with my own daughters, I encourage them," Summer
said. "I don't think I need to restake my claim as such ... Whatever I get
at this point in the game is all icing on the cake."

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Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008


LEAP has committed to support a multi-
phased $100 million project to upgrade the
infrastructure and aesthetics of Linden's
commercial district through the Linden River
Front Development Programme (LRFDP).
This mlultifaceted-project .encompasses the
Main Street Development Project, as well as
the development of the river-front in Central
Mackenzie and the L~inden Bandstand.
The Main Street Development Project involves
the enhancement of the main thoroughfares
along Republic Avenue, Coop-Crescent and
adjacent streets, and to improve drainage, traffic
and pedestrian flow. It is also intended to provide
additional parking space, and to improve the
business environment along the Demerara River
in Central Mackenzie, along with providing and
encouraging sustainable waste management
strategies. Samuel Wright, President of the
Linden Chamber of Industry, Commerce and
Development (LCICD) told LEAP news that apart
from the enhanced physical aspect of the river-
front that the patrons will enjoy, the economic
activity in the area will also be enhanced as a
result ofthe project.
Wright noted that many aspects of the river-front
design development are in design stage or about
-to go to tender. The design for an exhibition
center as part of the planned development of the
Linden Band Stand Area has been completed,
and aa cotats frnw ch te des areeaboutat beb

Alaska hunters fret c
BARROW, Alaska (Reuters) The U.S. decision to list polar
bears as a threatened species has indigenous Alaskans like
Aalak Nayakik worried that hunting the animals they rely on
for food and warmth could be banned.
Standing on the edge of the receding sea ice-shelf offshore from
Barrow, some 350 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Nayakik, a
member of the Inupiat peoples who have inhabited northern
Alaska for centuries, says polar bears are a staple food for his
"lke to eat bear meat almost every winter, can't go without it,"
he said. "It is almost like taking the cow away from the white
The Bush administration's ruling on Wetdnesday left residents of
the northernmost point in the United States uncertain about how
their lives and customs will change.
Nayakik, who uses polar bear fur for his family's bedding, said
news of the listing has him wondering if hunts will lead to
sanctions or jailtime.
He estimates that about 20 bears a year are killed by
authorized Inupiat hunters.

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the physical structure of the Band Stand,
including landscaping work, according to LEAP's
Head Engineer Basil Philips.
Some of the concepts being enacted through this
project to improve this area include paying the
area along Coop-Crescent and planting turf to
improve the river front's aesthetics, as well as
providing rails and planting turf/grass, so that
visitors and residents of the region can better enjoy
the river-front. In several areas the drainage
infrastructure is to be improved and covered, to
maximize on the use of this space to provide
additional parking space in the Central Business
Wright told LEAP News that he had wanted aspects
of the river-fEront project, some of which had gone
out to bid in mid-April, to be ready for the Linden
Town Week activities. He however revealed that
this deadline has now been shifted, and it is
projected that this work should be completed by
October, since alot of it is "well on its way."
The Chamber is currently seeking additional
sources of funding to complement the finances
committed by LEAP. Already LEAP has funded
covers for some vendors at the newly open
McKenzie MVarket ~wharf to reduce exposure to
rain and sunlight..
The River Front Development Project, a
concept of the Linden Chamber of Industry,
Commerce and Development (LCID), will come
under the purview of the Linden M~ayor and
Town Council, who will provide for its

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Ohiirtt ni~i cliie-t~y.~-e May&;-99

Item # Forms # Description Yearly
17 Summons to Defendant 5,000
2 9 Summons to Wittiess `15,000
3 10 Writ of Execution 2,400
4 14 Return ofService'to Bailiff 12,000
5 18 Judgment Summons 1,200
6 29 Complaint with Oath 1,200
7 31 Summons to Defe'ndant (Magistrate) 1,200
8 40 Information as to Insanity ; 1,200
9 56lj Warrant of Commitment onConviction 1,200
10 58 Warrant of Commitment where the punishment is by 6,000

11 65 Recognizance for the appearance of Defendant 6,000
12 68 Bond to keep peace 1,200
13 97 Recognizance (Appeal Bail) 2,400
14 99 1 Information upon Oath 2,400
15 100 Deposition of witness 2,400
16 101 Statement of Accused person 2,400
17 104 Warrant of Apprehension 19,000
18 109 Recognizance to Appear ':1 13,000
19 110 Warrant to commit (or detamn accused person) 19,000
20 114 Inventory of Goods Distrained 1,200
21 120 Warrant of Ejectment 2,000
22 133 Order sending child to Training School 1,200
23 144 Application for a summons 3,000
241 145 Order when application was made by Woman after 4,000
25 1418 The foregoingS dePosition 6,000
26 159 Retumn of Undisposed cases 3.000
27 196 Recognizance whenn accused is committed and bail is 6,000
28 197 Magistrate Order Fonns 2,000
29 204 Appointment of medical practitioner to examine person 1,200
alleged to be unsound mind
30 205 Warrant to-detain person(unsound mind) 5,000
31 231 Warrant of distress on application 4,000.
32 240 Notificatiori of Fixture 12.000
33 272 Summons to Defendant (Magristr~ate) 2,000
34281 Application for warrant of distress 4,000
35 283 Arrest warrant wherein no sufficient Distress 2,000
36 284 Warrant of Commitment afterapeeso 1,600
37 288 Criminal -luisdiction 1,200
I 38 289 Summons to Defendant (aitte) 3,000
39 290 Maitae Order Forms 2000
40 1 IMusic and Dancing Licence 1,200
41 Probation Order .5,000
42 Order to Produce Accused in Court 5,000
43 1 Summons.of Defendant upon Complaint or Information 3,000

44 Ret. Of Maintenance and Affiliation 3,000
45 Performance Records (Criminal) 1.200
46 Performance Records (Civil) 1,200
47 Ret. Of Bail/ Fines 5.000
48 Ret. Of outstanding appeals 4,000
49 Summary of criminal cases disposed 4,000
50 Summary of civil cases disposed 3,000
51 Ret. Of Preliminary Inqitiries 3,000
52 Ret. Of cases pending in Court (completed cases) 5,000
53 Ret. Of cases pending in Court (new cases) 5,000
54 -1IReturn of undisposed cases 5,000
55 Business Abstract forms 5,000

56 Criminal 24,000
57 Civil 13,000

58 Maintenance 2,400
59 Affiliation '3,000
60 Bin 3,600

61 Collecting Office Receipt books 400
62 Receipt form the Collecting Office 300
63 Collectors Cash Book; Statement (CCBS) 1.000

Specimens of the above can be obtained from the office of the Pnincipal
Assi stant Secretary (~P A.S) Offipe during the hours of 8:30O am 3:30O pm,
Monday to Friday.
Tenders must be enclosed inl sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tender-er on the outside. The items tender-ed for- should be clearly marked
in the upper-l eft corner- of the enyel ope.
Bidders who are applying for mpore than one district must place each bid in
a separate envelope with the distr-ict tender-ed for clearly marked.
Tenders may be submitted for' the entire lot or part of the lot. Pr-eference
will1 be given to a sole supplier,.
Bids must be delivered to:
Supr-eme Court of Judicature
1 Avenue of the Republice
- Georgetown
and deposited in the Tender Bbx at the above address not later than Friday,
June 6 2008 at 9:~00 hrs.
Bids will be open at 1 pmn after closing of Tender Box in the Supreme
Court Regi stry:
The Supremne Court of Judicature reserves the right to rej ect any or all Bids
w thout assigning reasons.


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The Supreme Court of Judicatutre invites sealed bids from Printers for the supply of the following printed materials viz: Legal Forms, Management
Information Forms, Case Jackets, Cards and Receipt Books for our six (6) Magisterial Districts:
(A) Geo rgetown
(B) Essequibo
(C`) West Demerara
(D) East Demerara
(E) Cor~entyne
(F) Berbice

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Story Time

Mia's mother rushed past where her child sat eating ct
plantain chips; the gerownup did not seem to notice
her child and pushed her w~ay out of the Bill Express
Mvia raised her hand and her voice to attract hermoh
oliebut the tainted glass door abrugitly separated them. Js
somne concern. the wioman~ returned to the office an
gra bbed her child. apologisi ng.l Tm sorry. Mia. but Em -69
so preocccup'ied- I forgotto walk wIith thes bill to pal so rso
this is a w-aste of gpood time. The bill is due today so w\e hav.e to getl home. ulpliftl the bill and reurnm.'
Minutes after they had left the office, a driz;/le started, grow\ing heavier by the minute. 'Mom'.
cried Mia.'I amn getting wet.'
'D~on't w:orr, let me open the umnbrella.' The mother opened her handbag to discover the umbrella
was not there.
'Mvom. I amt cold. Where is the umbrella?'
'It may be in my; shoFPp mt! by~ She rummaged. 'Oh, here: is it.' She triumphantly waved the bill.
'I tlimk Irnay have f~~lon~l.r goten teill Ekpress office. L~et's go back.'
At the office, the mother found her umbrella and then she paid the bill. But then she turned to the
child and skerd 'Ma, wh;lat fire you doing here? Youl ought to be in school.'
'That's what you say when you want to~ stay away from school but off we march to school.'
At the school, the head teacher greeted the mother, 'Hurry Miss, you are late fo~r the emergency
staff'meeting. '


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SSunday Chronicle May 18, 2008




They are as many
as 7 hidden
how many can
you find?

8 3 5

12 6 813 2123 25

1421 2826 3455 60

29 32 43 54 72 89 91

87 89 95 102 1 06 144 233

11 6 205 225 204 31 8 356 377
The path through the number maze is determined by a mathematical pattern.
Each number in the pattern is followed by a number next to it or below it in the
maze. The pattern begins with 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, and ends with 377.
What are the seven numbers in between? What is the rule for the pattern?

5/16/2008; 10:15 PM

1518 19 20

- Money M~latters
Together, Paolo an~d Ali have exactly $5.00. Th~ey each have two $1.00 bills, but
neither has a half-dollar or any; pennies.
Ali has three different kinds of coins, with a total of four coins altogether. Paolo
ha more monse tharl Ali, including three times as many nickels. He has just twyo
How much money and what combination of coins does each person have?
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The Govenrnment of Guyanla (herein after called the ".Borrower" has received financing
from the Inter-American~ Dev:elopment Banki (IDB) (herein after called -Bank"*)
towards the cost of the Support for Competitivreness Programme (SCP). The Borrower
intends to apply a portion of the funds towards eligible payments under the Contracts
for which this request is issued. Expressions of Interest are hzereby invited for the

Consultant to Desig-n a Monitoring and Evaluation System f or the National
Comp~etitivenecss Strategy Un it


1. An advanced University- Degrec or equivalent in a relevant area;

2. Specialized Training in Project Management and/or Monitoring &

3. Experience in designing Monitoring and Evalu~ation Sy;stems for at least 3
comparative programmes funded by; multilateral funding agencies such as the
Inter-A4merican Development Bank;:

4.~ Experince relating to competitivecness. economics and the business
env;ironment- would be an asset: and

5. Must be from an IDB Member Countryr and fluent in English
Interested individuals fr-om the BankL's member countries are herewith irnvited to
submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) together w~ith their CVs. Applications must
be received no later than Wedtnesday Mayv 28, 2008 at the following address:
Support for Competitiveness Programme
Project Execution Unit
Attn: Programmc Coordinator
229) South Road Lac\-tow~n
Georgetown, Guylana
Tel: (592) 223-_5150
E-mail: scp cl.:ninlic. cov. rv

A detailed Tenns of Reference for the posts referred to above may be obtained froml the
abovem mentioned address or http://www.mmintic.40ov gy


The Ministry of Health invites Tenders from suitably: qualified Contractors to sub~mit
bids for the execution of the following:-

Remodelling and Rehabilitation of the National Psy;chiatric
Hospital, Fort Canje, Region 6, Berbice .

Tender Documents can be obtained from the Administrative Office, Mlinistry; of
Health, Brickdcfam, during the hotus of 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday; upon payment
of the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars (S10,000.00) each.

Tenders munst be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope. which does not in any way
identify the Tenderer. On the top left-hand corner of the envelope, the Project
tendered for must be clearly written.

Tenders Imust be addressed to thle Chairman, National Pr~ocur'ement and Tender
Administration Board and must be deposited in the Tender Box situated on the
Ground Floor at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board,
iMinistryi of Finance Compound, M~ain and Urquhart Streets. Georgetown not later
than Tues'dayv, 3rd June 2008 at 9:00 am. Tenders w\ill be opened immediately:

Each Tender must be accompanied byv valid Certificates of Compliance from the
Commissioner-General1. Guya~na Revenue Authority- and the General Manages,
National Insu rance Scheme in the name of the individual if an individual is
tendering or company- if company is tenderring. A Bid Secur-ity of 2% of the
tendered sum is avqauirerd. Failuste to do so will result in automatic disqualification
of the Tender.

Tenders wh;lich do not meet thre requirements stated above will be deemed non-

Tenderers or their representatives are invited to be present at thle opening of Tenders on
Tuesda\w. June 3. 2008 at 9.00am as stated above.

The Ministiv of Health does not bind itself to accept the low\est or alny tender

Hydar Ally
Permanent Secretary

resources are available to patients in other countries.
Canada, for example. Iacks a national public cord
blood bank. Many of the transplants done there use
cord blood units from the United States and Europe,
though they have come from as far afield as Taiwan
and Australia, said Dr. John Doyle, director of the
blood and marrow transplant program at the Sospital
for Sick Children in Toronto.
If families choose to store their infant's cord blood at a
private or family bank, where it will be kept -- for a fee -
-it will only be available for that child, a sibling or
another family member.
Privately banking cord blood is most often
recommended wnhen there is someone in the family
who already needs a donation, Doyle said -- for
example, a sibling. It also appeals to families who
have a history of metabolic disorders, or who feel that
their ethnic background is unusual enough that the
donor pool would be impossibly small if they were to
become ill. (Ethnicity is one of the determinants for an
HLA match, which is important for a successful
transplant ation.)
Dr. Clifford Librach. the founder of CReATe Cord
Blood Bank in Toronto, Canada, says public banking
options are limited in Canada -- only the provinces of
Alberta and Qulebec have public cord blood banks --
and CReATe gives parents the chance to store a
biological resource that would otherwise be wasted.
"It's either throw it in the garbage or bank for your
family," Librach said.
Though they do deal with some families with a
specific need -- CReATe will bankforfreefor a child in
immediate need of a cord blood transplant -- they
mostly deal with families who are banking because
they want the blood available just in case. "There's a
possibility that anyone could use this at any time in
their life." Librach said. "What you really are doing is
banking for your own family. Its like having insurance
Some experts say that both banking options offer
benefits. "I think there's p lenty of room for both private
and public cord blood banking." said Doyle. "I don't

TO)RONTO (Reuters) -- Public or private? That's the
controversial question being asked about a
potentially life-saving practice in which cord blood --
the blood collected from a newborn's placenta and
umbilical cord is stored forfuture use.
Because cord blood is rich in hematopoietic stem
cells. it is one of three possible sources of blood-
forming cells used in transplants, along with bone
marrow and circulating blood. One of the
advantages of cord blood, which is frozen and stored
in either a public or private bank. is that there is
evidence that the donor/recipient match doesn't
have to be as exact as it does for bone marrow and
circulating blood.
But the collection of cord blood aft er birth hasn't been
standardizred, and some physicians oppose its
storage for private use. The American Academy of
Pediatrics recently discouraged the use of private
cord blood banks, except when a relative has a
current need for a transplant, because it is unclear
that banked cord blood benefits the individual it was
collected from.
Instead, the AAP encourages parents to donate to
public cord blood banks, which make the blood
available to patients with diseases such as leukemia,
neuroblastoma, lymphoma. sickle cell anemia and
thalassemia. as well as immune deficiencies and
genetic diseases. So far, the appeal has fallen short:
Public cord blood banks have received between
60,000 to 70.000 units of cord blood and have used
about 6,000 for transplants, the AAP said. Private
banks store an estimated 400,000 units, but only 35
to 40 have been transplanted.
The availability of public units is important because
10.000 people a year are diagnosed with diseases
that can be treated with celitransplants, and while 30
percent of those people will have a related donor
available, 70 percent will not, said Kathy Welte, the
director of the United States' National Marrow Donor
Program's Center for Cord Blood.
The Center for Cord Blood is connected with related
organizations around the world, Welte said, and their

Cord blood samples are processed for cryopreservation at a Singapore
laboratory August 26, 2005. REUTERSILuis Enrique Ascui

thi sk there needs to beone orthe other, I think that boUI
ca a coexist." But he warns that families should do their
ho rework and make sure the bank they deal with has
be n accredited.
Th 2 CReAte clinic will be inspected for accreditation
wi. 1 the American Association of Blood Banks in the
co ning month. Librach said. CReATe has also been
in pected by Health Canada and found to comply with
th ir mandatory regulations: he said.
Today, cord blood transplants are used to treat
m tabolic and malignant disorders like sickle cell
anmaadlu ea, hu the tse ni nor heoo c
Doyle said. It s possible that stem cells could be used to

develop other types of human tissue, such as muscle
tissue that could be used to repa r damaged hearts. They
ae alO en ext~a nneddinth atrett rf apinl to
life-saving for infants with Krabbe's disease. an inherited
degenerative disorder.
But those uses remain potential uses, and there isn't
sufficient research to say for certain that any of them will
happen, Doyle said.
But as North American populations become more
diverse, publicly-banked cord blood will become
more important, Doyle said. "We are going to be
icesin ly fcd wth un quee HA yecs,"h sa
available donor pool.

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emellairt ners of Klolo1's I All 3\.1inla-h 11 e'111 ludStrict dnft dow\n thei stonle -pnI\ ed SItreeIS In
.BUL11'5 Lnic.
TheC 23-vear-old K~omomo has less than 30) minlll,; 1rnl nound~ runi. ticani 11e lll end b. 1 -,i
Imditional dance performlancouIntil shc must leave I. .I .I~ I.o ..1 ... ,. ne lr, is.ll.II I n
mainstav of hler w\ork. B\ the, jtime the dreLssinl. 11. _su. m .-'..- 1<.,a.
M~iiyalgawa-cho district_ only- 1 miue aIIIIS ReC left. :
She standls on a tartmui straw~-mat floor in a red andl lin InI Lc. 1IIs! 1 ; -! ..is r 1 \ -.10 .0..1
muak~e-up alread? on as herdresser.anspiky-haired: .. 11ng1 n1.,n .sllile.l L E In" IIIl nl..elds;. I [! I IIn.; pj~~9~~ ~h
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''Is It okay"'" Hi e dre~sse: r asksj. Sle n odS
Kichi holds ther ShoulderS of the kimonor to kne themll up properl! t hen pulls dow\n ther -ollar
to reveal the nape oflier neck. traldionllil( thIough ll Sin\ I Japan A dark\ red sulsh follows.
then a pad Lied in place ov:erbr sto nutchI
A- fintal kimono. this~ oner scream and Ilgh tbluerc. 15 dr:lped~i o\Er hecr shoulders and tucked In '
place Kiic'hi deftl unitarlsa long na\! -blue obt rind n\ raps It around Komainllo's w\ ant. thecn
folds at to mnake a flat k~not at tle' backI II
Ordlinars Japanese women oftenl find th ulu~ IIIObl c~onsinclinlg and uncomfortable, but 11
K~oluomo mot es ailound u\ Ith eaSe Komomo, a geiko (geisha), looks at herself in the mirror at home while a
Thle whole process, which has used three kimonos, seven ties and two sashes, is over in dresser, known as 'Kichi', helps her get ready to -go to evening appointments
roughly five minutes. Aforma~l kimono ensemble can weigh6 to 7kg in the Miyagawa district of Kyoto, Japan April 11, 2008.'It's a bit like a war,'
Thank you," Komomo t 11 her dresser in the Kyoto dialect before heading to a says Komomo, a geisha in Japan's ancient capital, describing how she
xi waiting to whisk her tdi;i evening part~y. She won't be back until midnight. dresses for work.

The Grovernment of G~uyana (herei n after called the "Bonrrow~er'` has received financing fr~om the Inter-
Amrilccan D~evelopment Bank (IDB) (herein after called "SJank")J towards thle cost of- t~he Support for The Government of Guyana (herein after called the "Borrower" has received
Competitiveness Programme (S;CP).nThe Borrowecr intends to apply a portion of the funds towards financing from the. Inter-American Deirelopment Bank (IDB) (herein after
el apai ynyentst undrl thiColtnbsis for which this requaest is issued. Expressions of interest are called "Bank") towards the cost of the Support for Competitiveness
Programme (SCP). The Borrower intends to applyi a portion of the funds
1. Consultancy for the Institutional Strengthening of Guyana Office for Investment towards eligible payments under the Contracts for which this request is issued.
Requirments:Expressions of interest are hereby invited for the following:
a) Relevant academic qualifications at least at a Master's level
b) At least 10 years experience related to institutional strengthening and human resourceCoslnttDeina om u ctonSregadAtonP n
development;. Requir~ements:
c) S years experioncem developiing.9rategic Plans andAction Plans 1 At least a M~iaster's Degree! in Commuunications or an equivalent
d) 5 years experience n working in an area related to investment and export promotion combination of qualifications and exiperence
e) Familiarity with o-nvest and Guyana private sector an asset 2. At least years experience ii the areaof communications
f) Fluencyinl I1~11 1 1t 3. At least 5 years demonstrated experience in designing communication
2. Consultancy to Deselop Client Survey System and Database of Business Services strategies and plans ofa complex nature
Reure P iders 4. Must have knowledge ofthe media environment and culture in Guyana
5. Knowledge of competitiveness issues ~and business culture in Guyana
a) At least a First D~egree in Econoinics, Sociology or related field would be an asset
b)At least 5 years c ijerience in conducting and evaluating survey;s6 PoeablttosakndwieE lshfu ty
c) Demonstratedablitht to have theDatabasedeveloped Interested individuals from the Bank's member countries are herewith invited
d) Familiarity with Go-Invest anld Guyana private sector an asset i to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) together with their C3Vs.
e) F~luency;inEnglish Applications must be received no later than Friday, May 2;3, 2008 att the
Interested individuals from the Balnk\'s member countries are herewith invited to submit their following address:
Expressions of Interest (EO)I) together w:ith their CVs clearly indicate ng for which positions) they; are Support for Competitiveness Programme
applying. Applications must be received no later than Friday, Mays 23, 2008 at the following address: Project Execution Unit
Support for Competitiveneusslograc m me Attn: Programme Coordinator
Project Execution Unit 229 South Road Lacytown
A ttn: Programnme:Coordi nator~ Georgetown, Guyana.
3229 South Road Lac)towYn
Gieorgetown, Guy-anla Tel: (';92) 223-5150
?Tel: (592) 223-5150) E-mail: sep~mintic.gov.eyv
E'-mail: sep~imintic. gov. gy
Detailed Terms of Reference: foprthe posts referred to above may be obtained from the abovementioned A detailed Terms of Reference for the posts referred to above may be obtained
add ress or http://wwiv mint c.Rot rvg. from the above mentioned address O)R http://wyw.mintic. gov. ry

5/16/2008, 10:13 PM


Invitation for Bid
1. The Replu~bi cof Gu na h ece ved iapnci efrdom tthh Vorldc Bk twrad th Pr~ev nn & Cotro
under the contract for the supply of Goods and Services.
2. The Government of the Republic of Guyana now invites sealed bids from eligible suppliers for the :
Interested Bidders can obta in furt her information on the specifications from and uplift bidding documents at
the following address from 9:00 hrs to l 5:30 hrs.
Health Sector Development Unit .
Attention: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Georgetowin Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: procurement~.d-hiv.qov qv
1. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non refundable fee of
G$5,000 in the name of Health Sector Development Unit. The method of payment will be by company
2. The bid must be addressed to the Chairman; National Procuremnent and Tender Administration Board
and marked on the top right-hand corner' of the envelope "the name of the programme and the
description of the bid, including the words 'do not'openbefore Tuesday, June 3, 200,8.
3. The bid must be d posited 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
thereafteron June 3,2008.
4. Valid complian e certificates must accompany bids from local sup liers in the name of the co pany
submitting the bid from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) anpa the National Insurance Smheme
5. A bid security of one hundred and forty one thousand four hundred and fifty Guyana dollars
(G$141,450) is required.
The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time specified for the reception of
bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.
Prakash Sookdeo, Procurement Officer
Health Sector Development U ni
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compoulnd
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana

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Sunday Chronicle May 18 2008

Contract Number GPL-PD-01-04/2008
Guyana Po~wer & Light Projects Division
1. The Guyana Power and Light incorporated (GPL) intends to finance payments
towards the Procurement of Line Materials for the construction of a 89,000 Volts
Overhead Transmission Line between No. 53 Village Sub-station, Corentyne and
GuySuco Sugar Factory, Skeldon, Corentyne, Berbice.
2. The Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. now invites sealed Bids from suitably qualified
suppliers for the Procurement of Line Materials.
3. Interested bidders may obtain further information and specifications from:
The Projects Manager
Project Division .
232 Middle Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 592 227-4482; 592 623-3554 Fax: 592 225 5638
Email: Imcgreggor~plinc.com .
4. A bid Security of 2% of the tendered amount must be submitted along with the bid.
5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be downloaded by interested
Bidders from www.4plinc.com SidderS are advised tof forward a registration email
to: Imcgrleggor~gplinc.com or to fdx information regarding your company on 592
225 5638 to facilitate the forwarding of additional information on queries during the
tendering process.
6. Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to:
The Secretary,
GPL Tender Board,
Offce the Corporate Secretary
257- 259 Middle Street, South Cummingsburg Georgetown,
Guyana, South Amenica
and deposited in the Tender Box before 14:00 hours on May 30m, 2008, and
marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope "Bid for the Procurement of
Line Materials 69KV Transmission Line Project including the words "do not open
before May 30m, 2008".
7. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the suppliers'
representatives who choose to attend in person at 14:00 hours on the closing date-
All Bids from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and NJIS
Compliance Certificates.


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A cistercian monk washes his hands at a fountain in the monastery Stift
He~iligenikreuz, some 19 miles south of Vienna, May 15, 2008.
REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

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 Mainger-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 Dollar~d ($5,000).

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

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
Secretary to the Tender Board
Guyana Power and Light Inc.
2571259 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 hrs (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/

1Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008

Page XI

EILIGENKREUZ, Austria (Reuters) Monks in Austria hailed a "miracle" on Friday .
they released an album of Gregorian chants under the same record label as Amy
inehouse a nd Eminem.
Te Cistercian monks were signed up by Universal Music -- beating more than 200
ntisfrom around the world -- after they sent in a YouTube video in response to its
international advertisement for a choir.
"I did not even know what Universal Music was. For us it is like a miracle," said the
orer's Father Karl as the CD "Chant Music for Paradise" went o'n sale in Germany
ndAustria a head of a wider international release.
It features 17 monks, mainly from Germany and Austria with one from Sri Lanka.
Thy sing like angels," said Fathier Karl, who is not on the recording.
Dcon Stainer of Universal Music sees "enormous potential" for the disc, not least
snethe Xbox space-age game "Halo", which has sold more than 16 million copies
wordwieuses Gregorian chant in its main soundtrack.
he music of the Heiligenkreuz (Holy Cross) Foundation, which dates from the 12th-
cnury, even has papal blessing. Pope Benedict enjoyed it during a 2007 visit to the
monastery, 30 km (20 miles) southwest of Vienna.-
"He sank into meditation in front of everyone as the choir sang," said the order's
abbot, Gregor Henckel Donnersmarck.
Traditionally sung by choirs of men and boys since the early Middle Age~s, the
Gregorian chant is one of the oldest known forms of written music. It gets its name
from Pope Gregory the Great, who died in 604 A.D.
Profits from the CD will go towards training for priests. The abbot sounded a note of
concern at the idea of fan clubs. "This is our prayer. We are not in show business," he
But some monks laugh at the prospect of female fans. "If groupies want to
come, we will let them know we sing each morning at 5:1 5," said Father Karl.
Some 115,000 people have seen the You Tube video. "Young people come to us
and say: 'That's cool'... (but) we are certainly not a boy band and we are not
going on tour," he added.

Guyana Power & Light Inc. (GPL) invites sealed bids from tiidders for the
Freight of Heavy Fuel Oil to various GPL Locations by Maribe

A complete set of bid documents~could be inspected and uplifted by bidders
from the Procurement and Inventory Mlanger-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 Ihcorporation 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 before15:00
hrs (3.00 p.m.) on Friday, May 23, 2008. Bids will be opened at 15:00 hrs
(3:00 p.m.) on Friday May 23, 2008 in GPL's Board Room, 257/259 Middle
Street, Georgetown in the presence of bidders/representatives,

5/16/2008, 10:11 PM

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needed for chocoh~

LONDON (R~euters) C~alling all chocoholics: British researe ic rs rercru it ing
volunteers willing to eat a bar of chocolate daily for a year, gu ilt -free and
all in the name of science.
The trial starting in June will ex~plor-e whether compourvis- c.3llc..I 0li -n...i..I
found in chocolate and other foods can reduce the risk ofl hearlr .:h! .~,. 1:lr
menopausal women wi th type 2 diabetes, the researchers said onr Mond ,~:l:.
"We are looking at a high risk group first," said Aedin Cass Id. io 1?a~_1,- b Iochmis at
the University of East Anglia, who will lead the study. "IWe holpe thier e I wi be ::in1
additional benefit fromt dietary intervention in~addition1 to the :it.:rmen: s drug
therapy. "
Previous studies have suggested dark chocolate is rich I rin the benef~icill
compounds linked with heart health but experts note the~ hich sug~i::sr- jlnd lat
content of most: commercially available chocolate might canEl n ..u ~l r-.m ofi I he-
A host of other research has ats shown dark chocolate appears toj lower blood
pressure, improve the function of: blood vessels and reduce, the risk of heart
attack. -
This has spurred companies such as Hershey Co and Lindt &c Spruengli to
market: specific products containing dark chocolate. Mars Inc has introduced
CocoaVia, a line .of dark. and premixim chocolates that plays up such health .
advantages. .
Cassidy said her team will also publish findings in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition showing that flavonoids found in soy and cocoa appear to
have the strongest effects ~of the compounds in reducing risk of heart disease.
The next~ step will be recruiting 150 women past menopause .with type 2
diabetes. The researchers will look at whether the'compounds help reduce
blood pressure, cut chol~estercl levels and improve the condition of arteries.
H-alf the women in the year-lcing study will eat a super-charged chocolate ba
containing 30 grams of flavonoids found in soy, cocoa and other fruits and
vegetables. The others will get; chocolate withditt the active compounds.
The researchers hope-the study could have implications for the wider



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Applications are to be (ffe~arded no later than May 19, 2008 to:

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Human Resources & Administration
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Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008

A farmer shows cocoa beans at his farm outside Punta Gorda, Belize, May
31, 2007. British researchers recruiting volunteers willing to eat a bar of
.chocolate daily for a year, guilt-free and all in the name of science. The trial
starting in June will explore whether compounds called flavonoids found in
chocolate and other foods can reduce the risk of heart disease for
menopausal women with type 2 diabetes, the researchers said on Monday.

population if results show significant benefits from the isoflavones contained i
soy and epicatechin found in cocoa.
This could help doctors tailor adirice to patients on the type anc. amount of food.
to eat to reduce heart disease risk -- and it does not necessarily need to b
chocolate, Cassidy said.
olf this trial works we will be able to give advice on a whole range of foods,'
Cassidy said. "People won't have to go around eating a specially design
chocolate bar."



REGD. NO. 747


Pursuant to Regulation 14 of the Co-operative Societies'
Regulation Chapter 88:01, I hereby give notice that the
.Annual General Meeting of AMALGAMATED
CREDIT UNION LTD., Regd. No. 747 will be held on
Sunday. June 1, 20)08 at 10:00! hrs at th~e Amalgam~ated
Transport and General Workers' Union HalL. Urquhart
Street, Georgetown.
2. Agenda willbe as follows:
a) Meeting CalltoOrder,
Sb) Roll Call;
c) Confirmation of Minutes of pervious Annual
General Meeting and any. intervening Special
d) Consideration and approval of Supervisors'
e) Consideration and approval of Committee's
f) Hearing and deciding upon complaints by
members aggrievred by a decision of thle
g) Considerationandapprov-al ofAuditor'sReport;
h) Motions;
i) ElectiBn1 of Conunittee of Management and
-supervisoty Committee;
j) Any other business.
3. Notice of complaint to be brought before thle meeting
must be submitted to the Secretary in writing at least two
(2) day before the date fixed for tle meet ing.
4. Mr. Earl Welch. Chainuan is hereby authorized to
Georgetow\nApril l6. 2008.*
S., DrlplcCficrfp

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intellectuals which in-
cluded Martin Carter, Wil-

Setia Sidne Sing
and others. Williams was
inducted into that presti-
gious group after sending?
Carter a few of his poems
and which found favour
with Carter.
Williams' poetryy found
its way into major outlets
at that time'i 'Kyk-over-
Al', a Guyanese journal

duced by Henry Swanzy
fer the morn tparlt at 1
Guyana, Williams pub-
lished a collection of po-
ems in 1958 titled, 'Pray
for Rain'. In the UK, he
published, 'Sources of
Agony' 1979 and in
1986, he published 'Years
of Fighting Exile: Col-
lected Poems 1955-
The poet migrated to
the UK in the 1960s, go-
ing through a morbid
period of his life; a pe-
riod which was re-
deemed by his third col-
lection 0f poems 'Year s
of Fighting Exile .`
MiltozI Vishnu Will-
lams was a witness to
many happenings; from
the sugar plantation
mentality under the co-
lonial rulers, to the rise
of political awakening,
to ethnic cleavage in
Guyana, to fighting exrile
in the UK, all reflected
in his poetry.

Responses to this an-
thor telephone (592)
226-0065 or email:

Literary update
SPlease contact this
writer on matters con-
to be staged in Guyana
from August 22 to An-
gust 31, 2008; such
matters include the
'Book Fair', 'Book
Launches', 'Readings',
the publication of 'An
Anthology of Caribbean
Poetry', 'survey' of 100
best books of the Carib-
bean and 'audition' for
performance/ dramatic

Bible, and with an
orientation towards

widely read in the
classics of Indian re-
ligious and philoso-
But there is only
so much the nam-
ing process can re-
veal about a person.
Williams was born
in 1936 on Planta-

Guiana. He was born
into a so ar p a ta

up during a period of
political awakening
witnessing seasons
of cooperation and
discontent among
the ethnic groups,
mainly Africans and
East Indians. De-
spite the discontent
and strive between
the two major ethnic
groups, Williams
showed keen inter-
est in. Indians cer-
emonies and festi
vals. This is what
Jeremy Poynting
says about Williams,
'Whilst even today
many Afro-Guyanese
remain ignorant of
all but the superfict-
alities of Indo-
Guyanese culture,
Milton was different'.
(This brings to mind
the work of
W or d s wo r th
McAndrew who re-
centlhaptassed awaye
source of his educa-
tion, also source
material for his po-
etry as in one of his
more celebrated
pieces, 'O Prahalad
Dedicated Day'. An-
other source of his
education came
courtesy of the Pub-
lic Library in
Georgetown. It is
said h'e shunned
the classroom for
this form of enlight-
enment; an enlight-
enment courtesy
the writings of
Tolstoy and Walt
Whitman, among
others. Higher edu-
cation was gained

A name can reveal
quite a lot about a
person. Williams was
given the first name,
MVilton, after the sev-
enteenth century

poet. The name
MVilton was chosen for
him by his mother
who was well read and
a lover of literature,
and who was fond of

quoting poetry. The
name Vishnu was
added later. by the
writer in honour of his
maternal grandfather,
an Indian carter

named Prince:.
The itifltience on
Williams by his mother
and grandfather goes
further than labelling.
The ~Williams family


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2Miltont Vishnu~ WFilliamzs

'a WItness to happenings

- I


1 age XXIV


Tenders are h~erchy invited from suitably~ Pre-Q~ualitled Conltractorl s to ulder~take the 11>llow\ingt:

1. Extension of` the iMoraik~obi Nursery School
2. U.pgrading of ~the Ro~sianol Health Centre to include a P'oly; Clinic
Cpst per document- $2;500

Land Development Roads
1. Upgrading of quanrry streets within Zorgenhoop Hlousinlg ar-ea. WHHl.
2.Upara~ding at quarry- streets n-ithin Exp7eriment Hocusing area2:. W:C1.
3. purading of qularry streets within Hope Housing aea. W~CH~.
4I. U~piradingS of quacrry streets within Burma Hlousing ar~ea. EC).
Cost pe'r documrent- $2.50() ,

1. Rehabilitation of` building (B3-29)1B) Oilfice A\nnlee. F-or.t Wellinseton. W:C~.
2. epairs to bul)ildng( (D-1281 ROC: Sub Olfice. Mohalicony\ ECD1.
1. Upgrading of Durm~a B~ranch Road. EC).
2. Upgradin2~ of Mahmeony- Branch Road. ECD.
3. U pgraldingr o~f streets i n R~osignlol Vi l~lage W BB-.
4. Upgra1.di lng o Bsh Lot Middle Road fro~m Wire Danm to rance track. W'Cn
5. parading of streets withinl Cottonl Tree Village. WCI.
6. Upgrading of No. 5 Play-grund street. WC3:
7. Upgrading o~f First Cross street and Mitddic Walk; South No. ') Village. WhCl3.
8. Upgrading of Cemeten Road. H~opetown Village. WC3.
9. U~pgrading1 ofMiddle Walk; South. L~ovely L.ass Village. WCH.
10. Upgrading of F~irst Cross Street and others in Shieldstown Villlage. WWB.
Cost per documnent- $1.000

Current Works
Health Bu~ildings
1. Genlerl rep~ir.s to Ithlaca Health~ Centre. WBB.
2. general repairs to Rosignol Health Centre. WBB
3. Repairs to No. 28 Health Centre, WCD.
4I. General maintenance to Lichfield Health Centre. WCB.
5.General maintenance to Strath Camnpbell Health centre. ECD).
6. Rehanbilitaltion to Beclladnrm H-ealth Centr~e. WC~.
Cost per documnent- $1.000

()ther Infra.strlCUrctu:
1. Inflilling@ anld Illad-jcapingy of the Wooldley. Pacrk Health Cenltre. WiCn.
2. Infilling :Id Landsicaping of Strath Ca3mpbell Hecalth Cenltre. E:C1)
3. Constr~uctionl,~ oftrstle. Fort Wellington Ho~spital. WIC:.
4. Inililln and landscaping to Ithaca H~ealth Cenltre. WBBIL.
5.Infilling and landscapint? to Ros~innol H-ealth Centr~e.
6. Infilling. landscaping andJ Bush Lot H-ealth Centre. WC~.
Cost per documtent- $1.000

Education Bu~ildings
1. Rehabilitation of Cotton Tree Nursery School. WCB.
2..General repairs to Bush Lot Nurrsery School. WCB
3. General repairs Po Novar Nursery School. Malhatcony,. ECD).
4I. General repairs to De Hoop Nursery School. Mahaica. E~CD.
5. General repairs to Ilopetonnl Nurser~y Schlool.WCB.
6. Rehabilitation ofMornikobai P'rimary School. Mahaico~ny Creek;.
7. General Repairs to Carlton Hlall Prim~ary School, Mahaica. ECD).
8. General Repairs to Woodley~ Park; Primany School. WCB).
9. General repairs to Karamat Primary School. Mahaicony. ECD.
10. Gjeneral1 repairs to Rosignol Primary Schlool. WHH.
11. General repairs to Blamiront Primnary School. WBD

I14. General repairs to Belladrum Secondary School. WC3.
15. General repairs to Bursh Lot Secondary School. WCB.
16. General repairs to Fort Wrellingtoln Secondary; School. WCB.
17. General repair~sto Hopetown PIC. H~ome Economics Depar~tment. WC3.
Cost per docunrient- $1.000

Tender documents can be uplifted from the Oflice of the Regional D~emocratic Counciel. Region ~5 Focrt
Wellington. West Coast Berbice at a non refundable fee as stated at the bottom of each set of wsorks
Contracto~rs are being asked to kindly~ adhere to all thle nlecessary; requests tor information found inl the
tender documents.
Valid certificates of Compliances (as prescribed). fr~om the G~uyano Reventle Author~it\ anld the
National Insuraince Schemer respectively mulst alsol acc~mpaln\ the tender documents.
Elach tendcer doclumetnt mnust be placed in a plain scaled envelope bear~ing no idenltit! w\hatsoever of the
Tenderer inldicatin~g the woark; bing tendered for at the top left hand corner addrlessedl to

geicnI Plrt ur~ement & Tendecr Admlinistrationl Boalrd
Regional D~emcra~ctic Council, Respionl 5
F-ort Wellington. West Coast Bezrb ce

anld deposited in the tender box located at the Otlice of the Regional D~emocl;rue C~ounczil no~t later than
9:00b)rs on1 WLednlesday May- 28. 2008 whlich w\ill be tle: time of ope~ning.
Contractors or their representativ-es ma? be present at the openling.

Tlhe Regional P'rocurement and TIender A2dministr~ation Boardc Rezgion 5 reserves the r~ight to reject
any or all tenders without assigning alny reasons

Regional Execu~tive Otlicer
Region 5- Mahaica Berbice

Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008


THE CARIBBEN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (CXC), the regional examining body,
invites applications for the following posts located at its Headquarters in Ba bados
and its office in Jamaica:


Applicantls should: h~ave:
1. A first degree from a recognized University
2. Post-graduate degree in Management or related discipline
3. A minimum of five years Managerial experience
4. E Ielent organizational, managerial, planning, problem-solving and leadership

5. Mus be detail-oriented with highly developed interpersonal and communication

6. The ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
7. Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the operations of the
Examinations Administration Division, which include the registration of candidates,
procurement, custody and distribution of secure materials, script-marking,
appointment of examining teams, administrative support to examining and grade
awarding committees, quality controls and reporting results.

Applicants should have:
1. A first degree from a recognized university
2. Post-graduate degree in Educational Testing, Measurement and Evaluation or
Curriculum with Measurement
3. At least three years' experience in teaching and assessment at the secondary or
tertiary level.
4. At least three years' experience at a seniorilevelhin education
5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
6. Proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets, SPSS and other relevant
computer applications
The su~ccessful candiiidate will be respojnsibrle for:
Developing tests, evaluation procedures and instruments to measure
performance and achievement of students in the Caribbean.
SEnsuring the development and maintenance of item banks for assigned
-Providing technical and administrative support to committees that prepare
syllabuses and tests for CXC's examinations.
-Conducting research in measurement and other related areas.
-Providing technical assistance to n~ -rrulnenrs and member countries.
Applicants should have:
1. A first degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from a recognized
2. A post-graduate degree in Computer Science or a related discipline from a
recognized university
3. Formal training in systems analysis and design methodologies, structured
programming concepts, techniques and tools
4. A minimum of three years related experience
5. Experience in a supervisory capacity in an IT environment
6. Good practical knowledge of web development triethodologies
7. Good practical knowledge of relational database management systems
8. Excellent planning, analytical and research capabilities
9. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Thec St Ccce3ssfu candiidate will be f or:
the protection of the integrity and security of the Council's databases
the identification of emerging Hardware and Software business solutions.
managing and maintaining adequate inventories of the hardware and software
systems used by the Council
assisting with the development of specifications for computer programs as

poi ind WbW ter and Database Administration support.

Applic~ant's snoulid have:
2. o frt degrdeea comegrreec gr zed university
3. At least three years' experience teaching and assessing students, preferably at
the secondary level
4. At least three years' experience at a senior level in education
5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
6. Proficiency in word processing and other relevant computer applications.
SA background in Business Education and/or Curriculum would be an advantage.
Thie succe3sSful candidate be requlr~ed
to advise subject panels and guide syllabus development and revision
prov de information and prepare documentation required to inform decisions on
syllabus-related activities;
thsis tteacehderasc Rr uired to implement syllabuses through workshops and
Information on compensation and further details on the posts are available on our
website at www.cxc.org

Applications; marked "C6onfidential"' accompanied by a curriculum vitae,
documentary evidence of qualifications, an he names, addresses and
telephone/fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees should be sent no later
than June 9, 2008 to: The Registrar, Caribbean Examinations Council, The
Garrison, St Michael, Barbados, West Indies. (Attention: Personnel Division).
Fax (246) 228-9442. Applicants resident in Jamaica should send a plications to
The Pro-Registrar, Caribbean Examinations Coiuncil, Western tone Office,
Caenwood Centre, 37 Arnold Road, K~ingston 8, Jamaica, West Indies, for
onward transmission to Barbados.

Only shor

: ... :* conte~~macted.

Page 5 & 24.p65

Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008

Support to the Low Income Housing Sector
P~i No. 8/ACP/G UAl01 5



_ ~_~____ ~________ ~__~__~~___~_~_~



LODGE 'Y, GEORi;ETOWN. Tender No. 8/ACP/GUA/015-CDSO4/2008

1. The Government of Guyana has received a financing Grant from the 8!" European
Development Fund towards the costof a Low Income Housing Program. It is intended that
part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under Contract
for Construction works at The Bell(~West), Plantation Glasgow and Cummings Lodge'Y'.

2. The EUI~ow Income Housing Program (hereinafter called "the Employer") now invites
Constriction Firms to submitsealed bidsfor the following tenders:


3. Construction Firms may obtain further information and inspect the Bidding Documents for
their eligibility to participate at the Ofice of EU/LIHP, Central Housing & Planning
Authority, Ministry of Housing and Water, 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place, Stabroek,
Georgetown,fromThursday Mayl5, 2008.

4. The Bidding Documents can be purchased with completion of the Tender Document
request form available at the EUILIHP office and upon payment of a non-reimbursable
fee of ten thousand Guyana dollars (G$10,000) per tender. The method of payment will
be Manager's cheque payable to the "Official Low Income Housing". It will not be
necessary to make the requestin person to receive a complete set of Bidding Documents,
since these can be sent by mail or e-mail to:
EUILow income Housing Program (LIHP)
Central Housing & Planning Authority
41 Brickdam & United Nations Place,
Georgetown, Guyana.

5. Bids must be delivered to the Tender Box in the office of the address below on or before
09:00 hours on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 and must be accompanied by a Bid Security of
at least $120,000.00 GYD per tender. The Employer is not responsible for bids not
received thereof on or before the time and date specified for the reception of bids. Late
bids wil lbe rejected and returned unopened.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' representatives
who choose to attend at 09.00 hours on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the office of:

The Chairman,
National Procurement and Tender
Administration Board
Western back building
Ministry of Finance'
Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown1, Guyana

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit an IRD Compliance indicating that the Bidder
has met his/her income Tax obligations for the three (3) years immediately preceding the
year of tender, and an NIS Compliance indicating that the Bidder has met his/her
obligations for the month immediately preceding the month of tender.

8. Closing date for the purchase of tenders is June 20, 2008.

9. Mandatory site visits are arrqinged for May 30, June 3 and May 28 respectively.

SCentral Housing & Planning Authority
EUILow Income Housing Program

Page XXV

Aries Today is not a day to hesitate when you see that something (or someone) is
heading in the wrong direction. You don't have to put yourself in the position of
being the world's police officer, but you should speak up when you see an injustice
or crime. Deal with things straight on and with vigour. You can still be kind, but
you can't have to turn a blind eye. The small crises of your day must be nipped in
the bud quickly, before they get the chance to grow into something ugly and over-
i.-. r~rl ^~l.~lrr L~~~;l t'~r r~~rlr ~mrr \ n

Sie requiress a lot of pricticc, so gefit finiioyrsuarTidoh.iipGi lrfG siki
just keep things light and breezy it will help your attitude. You'll stay sunby, and
this will boost your popularity. All day long you will be able to create a pleasant
vibe around you, which will enable you and all your favourite folks to have an awful
lot of fun! People love being around someone who is happy and easy to talk to.

Gemini You have been going slower than everyone else for a while, and today you
need to try to catch up to the people who have moved ahead of you! You can't grab
onto someone else's coattails and expect a free ride, so you will have to put all your
energy into this one goal today. The good news is that everyone wants you up there
with them, and you can expect one or two hands to reach out and help you finish up
whatever you need to finish up. Of course, you have to ask them first-

Cancer Be very careful about who you share your business with today. It's not
that you can't trust anyone, it's just that some people (and you probably- know
who they are) are just not as good at keeping a confidence as other people. If some-
one tries too hard to find out personal things you don't feel like sharing, simple
silence will get your message across effectively. And the reverse applies, too don't
be too nosy about what other people are doing, either.

Leo Don't be afraid to use flattery to get what you want, today. It's a powerful
tool, and one that you don't use enough! Jurst make sure that the glowing comments
you toss out are based on truth people know when they are being schmoozed.
There is also a very big chance that you will be the recipient of quite a few nice
comments yourself, today take each of them with a grain of salt and you will
learn how to have a healthy ego without letting anyone take advantage of you.

Virgo Dig for more information today whenever you come across someone or
something that you don't understand, that's when you should do whatever you can
to educate yourself about it. Your intellectual curiosity has led you to so many inter-
esting places in the past, and it will do so again, if you let it! Research doesn't have
to be boring, either. In fact, learning more background information on a romantic pros-
pect can be downright fascinating if you know the night questions to ask.

Libra A material possession is going to be very important for you right now -
but not in the way you probably think. It's not going to be the next designer acces-
sory, hot new gadget or expensive cologne it's about the sentimental value you
have for a certain object. Something you've been holding on to has a great deal of
meaning for you, and you should consider passing it on in order to add a new mean-
ing to someone else's life. Sharing something from your past will bring a lot closer to

Scorpio One of your friends or coworkers has been giving you mixed messages for
a while, and you have been getting more and more confused about things. Before you
lose your patience, stop and realise that you can clear everything up quickly by just
'asking-more questions! By biting your tongue you're making things too complicated-
You have the strength to push back when someone says something that doesn't sound
right to you this person won't be offended that you don't believe them.

Sagittarius If yoff're feeling moody and slow today, you need to seek out the
people who can balance that kind of energy out! And conversely, if you are feeling
rudderless and adrift, seek out the person who can ground you and give you a task
or idea to focus on right now. Your life is your journey to take, but other people can
help you find important sign posts or rest areas that will make the journey a lot
more pleasant and rewarding! Seek out a yin to your yang today.

Capricorn Most of the time you love being around other people, but today might
be one of those days when folks will be rubbing you the wrong way left and right.
Someone's innocent opinion will suddenly strike you as rude, and you might find
yourself jumping to the wrong conclusion about them. So today, hold off making
any judgments about anyone or anything. Wait until you can start to see people in a
more objective, clear way. This is a great day for a solo outing or quiet night alone.

Aquarius You know what you want to do right now, so stick with it and just
ignore any negative comments that are coming from the hecklers in the audience.
There is a big chance that these naysayers are coming from a place of real jealousy.
They don't have the inner strength that you have, and they are turning this shame
into anger toward you. Instead, listen to those voices in your head that are encourag-
ing you to keep going. You can do this, you know you can!

Pisces You have the right to feel the way you feel but don't get too chatty
about it today. Not everyone else needs to know your every last opinion. Today, do
not confuse honesty with over-sharing. It's more appropriate for you to kteep your
thoughts a bit fuzzy. Hold all your cards close to your chest and do not let everyone
know exactly what is on your mind just yet. If you let everyone know everything at
every opportunity, then what will you be saving for later?

5/16/2008, 10:06 PM~




T he Pas sage
It was a swielterTing July day- in Philadelphial-I can feel it stWl, 57 years latex: The five boys I
wasw~ith bad grown dred olple ing marbles andneir casting about forlsomethinerdiifferent.
"H~ey! "said Ned. We husen't rim bed th at liffI'in along u\hile."
Let's go!" someone shouted.
I hrsituted. I longed robhe hrnm e and actir e like them,but I'd been sic lI? mostl of m? right
y ears und bud rakern to be art m mother's ud munitions nor to take chances.
Come on!"'called Jers), my best friend. "'Don't be asissy."
I'm comin gI"I elled,rIu nning nfrer them.
WVe finally came to ad hearing. At the fr side loomed the cliff, a near-serticall nr all of jutting
nrocs. earrth slides, scruggy bushes and saplings. It was only 60 feet high. but to me it looked t
like the a crl- embodiment of the Forbidden and Impossible.
One by~ one, the other boy s scrahhled upward toward a narrww ledge tm o-thirdi oft he n 03
up. Then, tremblingandsw~eating, Ibegan toclimb, my heartthumpingiin m? skinnyc hest.
At last I eached them, and settled uneasily as far back on the led ge as I could. I he o helrs
inched close to he edge; thesight made me queasy.
Then they started to the top. fromn here they could walk home from a roundabhout r~oute.
"^lle.w I(n! evo ink te fnn apem on cofthem said, and theathersinaughed.
Afte thy w-i~ggeld their wa~y to the top, they peered down at me. "You can stay. if you wrant
to," mocked one of the boys. "It's all y~oun." Jerry looked concerned but he left with the
I looked over the edge and was overcome by dizziness; I could never crlimb back dow n. I
could lose my grip, fall and die. But the way to the top was even worse sleeper and more
rracsherous. I heardsomaeone sobbing, I wondered who it was and rea lied that i s n as mle-
Time passed, and dusk began to gather. Silent now, I lay on my stomach. stupefid by fear
and fatigue, unable to mer e....

About the Extract
The level of writing is quite simple and should be easily attained by any CXC student.
See how the qualities of the main character are brought out easily. The story is seen
through the boy's own eyes. We see that he is quite inexperienced and untried in his

What to do
Respond to the following questions in clearthoughtand hence writing.
1 What do the following sentences and phrases indicate about our main character?
a) "sweltering July day in Philadelphia lcan feel itstill"
b)"I hesitated"
c)" I longed to be brave and active like them"
d) "my mother's admonitions not to take chances"
e) "thie sight made me queasy.
2. When you are through with Question 1, try to find more qualities of the main character
substantive enough to be examined. See how they ali tie together
3. How do you think it ended for the youth that day? Of course, since the experience is told
through his eyes, he was not a death victim. Write the conclusion of this episode, not forgetti ng
that it isfirst person poi ntof view

S'Analysing Pointof View
Review: Point of view is the angle from which you see people, objects, or events. A look at the
:picture below gives what is on the court, from the point of view of the player who is in
,-.possession of the ball. In other words, you see only what he sees In a short story or novel.
point of view controls whatthe rdis8deknows or is told.

An example of first person point of
:1 viewr is seen in the extract above.
Information on the third-person point
of view below comprises the third
person limited and the third-person
.Omniscient. Read each of them
:4::~7~~i~t~i~carefully. :i.

Third-Person Limit ed: They walked to the swimminlgpool. As Rivera lean ed against the diving board, Carson s
into the chaise lanlgue. Why, he wondered, was Rivera so silent? Cason was certain he had left no clues,
evidence along that solitary stretch of evergreen Road where Jasmine Tsing's abandoned car had b.
discovered. No, he told himself, Rivera could 't possibly suspect him. Hadn't he told the police more than 01
thathe'd nevermet Jasmine Tsing?
The story above is told from one character's point of view in this case, Carson's. What does the reader le
about othercharacters' thoughts and feelings? What clues are givenl?

Third-Person Omniscienlt: They walked to the swimmingpool. Rivera leaned against the diving board, wonde
if now were the moment to spring the trap, to ask how Carson's emerald stickpin had wound up on the floo
Jasmine Tsing's abandoned car Carson sank into the chaise longue. He was puzzled by Rivera's silence
certain he'd left no clues, nlo evidence along that secluded stretch ofEvergreen Road. Hadn't he told the poi
more than once thathe'd never even met Jasmine Tsing?
Not e:A third-party omniscient narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters. How does this ail
the way the reader views the characters?

Write from a Particular Point of Vi~ew

Now, look at the picture below. Write a short description of what might be happening in th
picture from one of these points of view: the first-person point of view of one of the people
pictured; third-person limited; or third-
person omniscient.
To know that you are on target,
check the following pointers:
Is your point of view clear?
Is the point of view consistent?
Are the pronouns used correctly?

The Poeni
Here is a poem for you to read and think about.

That one small boy with face like pallid cheese
And burnt-out little eyes could make a blaze
As brazen, fierce and huge, as red and gold
Any zany yellow as the one that spoiled
Three thousand guineas worth of property
And crops at Godwin's farm on Saturday
Is frightening -- as fact and metaphor:
An ordinary match intended for
The lighting of a pipe or kitchen fire
Misused may set a whole menagerie
Of flame-fanged tigers roaring hungrily.
And frightening, too, that one small boy should set
The sky on fire and choke the stars to heat
Such skinny limbs and such a little heart
Which would have been content with one warm kiss
Had there been anyone to offer this.
(Vernon Scannell)
Some simple questions at this time:
1. What happened that day?
(a) A boy went mad.
(b) A boy needed warmth.
(c ) A zoo was created.
(d) A set of colours was seen.
2. Who or what is frightening?
(a Te ola ng fr
(c )The loneliness
(d) The zoo animal

3. VWhy is the boy's heart described as "little"?
(a) It as a small boy's heart.
(tb) It7 was indeed little.
(c ) It needed heat.
(d) It was smaller than usual.
4. The best name for the poem is this one:
(a) One Small Boy
(b) Godwin's on Saturday
(c )An Ordinary Match
(d) The Great Fire
Creative Writing
Read over the poem above many more times. Try to put yourself in the place of the
child in the highly descriptive story the poem is telling. Write a composition that is as
vividly told as the poem. Show your effort to your study partners.

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Sunday Chronicle May 18, 2008

Page XXVll



There is nothing more universal than the beauty of a pleasant
smile. It alw~ays speaaks the common latnguage of happiness and
hope. Unfortunately the ravages oforal disease nrepalso partt of
a language too easily understood that of poor or~al heallth.
Glimlpses of broken, blackened or missing teeth, sunken cheeks
or facial defor~mities can be seen in varying degrees in people
fr~om any\ nation. .
Denltistr~y. however-, is replete w\ith ecceptional f~actors. O>nly
dental diseases always leave irreversible dam~age. Whlile it is usual
for people to live without seeing, walking. hearing ete, no one has
been known to survive more than sixty days without eating.
Virtu~ally all inlfectious diseases at~lecting humlran beings are spread
either directly; or indirectly by other human beings, except the most
common dental diseases.

Because the problems and their solutions are beyond the
r-esources o anly one agency or country, the only way to bring somle
aspects of oral health up to an acceptable level worldwide is to pool
international knowledge and expediency. The WHIO collaborating
Cenltre for Epidemiology, Prevention and Treatment of Oral
Diseases and conditions, in concert with the i international oral health
commluni ty. has identified five of the maj or oral health problems that
would most benefit from shared international research, resources
and expertise.
The maj or oral conditions recognized for a united global combat
are noma. oral cancer, craniofac'ial malformation, oral effects of HIV
infection and, assured optimal use of fluorides. Noma is a
devastating disease in children which begins as an ulcer mn the gum
around the teeth. In a matter of day;s, it spreads to the cheek, chin,
palate. nose and virtually any part of the oral cavity surrounding
,tu rs ote lealtTarp sa gaping hole in the face. When it.reaches

The earliest perceptible signs of nomla are excessive salivation,
marked bad breath and facial swelling. Although this disease has
been rarely seen in recent years, risk factors include extreme
poverty, malnutrition, heavy water contamination, poor oral
hygiene, debilitation resulting from malaria and the eruptive fevers
ofc ildoternational research; is also focused on craniofacial

live births. Many of the disease are genetic in origin. While there is
an incidence of about 90%; of cleft lip and palate occurrinIg in Indo-
Guyranese, there is an even higher incidence of earlobe keloid and
cicatr-i occurring in Afro-Guyanese. This is evidence of genetics at
Furthermore, tlreatment is expensive and does not always
correct the problems. International studies of populations at
high risk may hold the key to understanding these defective
genes and the role played by environment factors. No
programme or project, however technical accurate it may be,
can succeed without an understanding of and respect for local
priorities, traditions and ethnic subtleties. Through
inter~nationall cooperation, each of these research efforts has the
potential to pay off handsomely in better or' simpler means of
oral disease treatment and prevention that will find acceptance
throughout the wor~ld.

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters Life!) Sex,
power and fabulous wealth are images of modern
Russial and also the theme for an ambitious new
muIsicalelolidng one of Russia's most famou sru lers.
nCatherinc the Great" opens on Thursday in the 1)rls
city that bears her name. Yekaterinburg. The show
combines rock. operatic arias and Russian Orthodox
religious music to recall the Gennan-born princess and
lier path to imperial power.
Catherine's personal story contains all the right
ingredients for a muusical. The story follows her arrival in
Russia in 1745. aged 1 5. and her Russification as the wife
of the future Tsar, before asstuning power and ruling as
an autocrat over a "golden age" of Russian empire until
shew~as 67.
Best-knowinoutside Russia as the place where thle family
of the last Tsfir was murdered 90 years ago,
Yekaterinburg now hopes to stir memories of one of the
country's best-loved rulers
Catherine uses a 45-piece orchestra and bursts of electric
guitar to complement the arias. choral interludes and
ragtime routines that look very much like another
musical. 'Chlicago'.
"It must become a Russian global hit." classically trained
composer Sergei Dreznin told Reuters in an interview.
He compares his work to another famous historical
musical. set at the time of the French revolution. 'Les
Though hec denies any parallel wYith Russia's dominant
political figure, Vladi mir Putin, Dreznin say s that buried
behind the arias and choreography is an underlying
theme about how Russia gravitates towards strong
"Everything in the script says Russia doesn't change and
asks what is the price of power?! How did such a gentle
Gennan princess became a tyrant? Sure, she was trying
to chop asfew heads as possible, but she ruled with an
pron from ts f/ing the centre of authority in St.
Petersburg's imperial palace. Catherine vastly expanded
Russia's empire, w~imling numerous wars against the
"The logic of power is that if you want to be the great
qlueen you have to be tough. youl must sacrifice so much
on thle w~ay to power, there's almost nothing left." the
composer said.
The genre leaps will not be to e\ ri onei's taste, but the
stars and producers are confident their sh~ow has the right
mini ofcourt costumes. big dance routines, Russian
folklore and the storyline to reach well beyond a
domestic audience.
Dreznin has wIorked on his spectacle around the life of
Cathlerinec the Great for almost a decade in between other
projects that have taken hlim around the world.

Maria Vinenkova plays: young Russian Tsaress Catherine the Great in
a musical version of, her life at a theatre in Russia's Urals city of
Yekaterinburg in this May 2008 file photo. Sex, power and fabulous
wealth -- images of modern Russia but also the theme for an ambitious
new musical opening on Wednesday evoking one of Russia's most
famous rulers: "Catherinethe Great". REUTERSNiadimir Pustovalov

Naturally, the musical dwells on Cather~ine's numerous
romantic dalalliaces. though it doesn't everurun to the
explicit. Drezniyr says he would have preferred less subtlety~
but had to accontinodate Russian taboos.
"The subject of young Catherine is romantic love whlile
older Cath~erine is approached with humor. but we're talking
about sex ...it's absolutely implied, but it's enough for a
Russian audience." he said.
In one scene, young prince cavorts in aRussian banyva with
numerous ladies, though none are naked -an unikely
senanio s nee Russians don't normally wecar clothes in thle

Withl strong interest from1 Germalny, Dreznin says he'll stick
more sex; in other versions, if they want it. He's also
pondering linguistic questions like how to make a story
told in Russian w rk els where. ps asIy b o usn arils

Catherine. say s the musical follows av\ely "Slavic style ".
"She's a real woman, who hlad total power. I know some
people who are very skeptical of her. but I think she lived in
a difficult time, she didn't control power. power colitrolled
her." she said.just before a final run-though.
In a nearby dressing room, the actress playing the elder
Catherine, Nina Shamnber. prepared for her perfonnance.
wvhich dwells on her try sts with aristocratic favorites.
"I think it will be a fantastic, historical musical spectacle."
she says. "We want it to be a big success, not just in Russia.
but everywvhere.
The 17 million rouble (USS712,800) budget is vast by.
Russian standards. But the director of Yekaterinburg's
Theatre of Musical Comedy believes it's a fitting venue
for the premiere.
"Our theatre w~as the laboratory of the Soviet period,"
said Mildlail Safranov.,

2 Chice nBreasts, choppedinto bite-

Make paste of h elNDI C ry Po wer* nd
translucent in the veg oil then add the garlic and
gmnger an s re fryu on medu ua ti t jusd strta t
fbrthen 30 ses. Add the chicken pieces and seal

Mix the coconut milk;, yogurt, mango chutney and
egg yolks in a jug and pour over and simmer for 20
minutes or until the chicken is cooked, stirig
regularly. If needed add a little water to prevent the
curry becoming too thick or dry. Now stir in the
INDI Garam Massala and almond extract and
cook for a further minute.

Serve with the toasted almond slices sprinkled over
the top.

tips on coold3ng in Guyana. 1 Tin Coconut milk

I~ ThckkNatural Yogurt
re are so mauny war~s to enjoy' the intrense aromatic flaoeurs ofLV'DI Curr PFow~der. For the 3 Tablespoons Mango chutney
tfew weeks wewillfeature some ofthetiastiest ones! ure fa ninfnl hpe

Illb Fillet beef steak, cubed
Scup ofCuny Masl ravy (recipe opposite
o nion finely chopped
- csp INDI Curry Powder
'% csp chilli powder
;'_ fnely chopped cayenne chilli
4 cloves crushed garlic
root ginger grated
5 bsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp roughly chopped coriander leaves
,1 tbsp whole coriander leaves

"Serves 2


Make a paste of the IN'DI Curry Powtder and chilli
powder with a little water, Fry the onion until
translucent in the veg oil then add the garlic
ginger and dhilli and stir fry on medium for a
further 5 minutes. Add the INDII Carry Powder
and chilli powder paste and stir in and fry for a
further 30 secs. Add the beef pieces and seal well
on all sides. Add half the Massala Gravy and
simmer for 20 minutes or until the beef is cooked,
stirring constantly. If needed add more massala
gravy and waterto prevent the curry becoming too
thick or dry. Now add the finely chopped
coriander leaves and cook for a further minute.
Serve with the whole coriander leaves sprinkled
over the top.

2 Teaspoon INDII Curry Powder
4 Cloves Crushed Garlic
2 inches Root Ginlger grated
5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon INDI Garam Massala
2 drops Almlomd Extract (NOT essence)
1 Tablespoon toasted almond slices
Serves 2

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The impending battle of the Davids
put a little spring in American Idol's
flagging step.

Fox's hit show--which, despite ,sh~o\\ ing
signs of deflation, still ex:hlbits
juggernaut behavior--attracted neajrl\
24.3 million viewers Wednesda;. a 1.4
million-strong bump from last weak a.nid
its largest audience since April 2, w~hen i
Michael Johns and Carly Smithso~n were
still singing for their supper andr I ttle
Ramiele Malubay got the boot.

Idol also saw viewership jump byl` r-nore
than 4 million people in its secondl half-
hour, ensuring that Fox would 11al,- the
competition in its time slot--a.Ithoueh
CBS' Criminal Minds put up quite: a lgh t,
averaging .12.7 million inquiring/
minds--and win the night in total

Although it's unlikely the expected
showdown between David Archuleta and '
David Cook will bring the millions who
have gone missing this season back in
full force next week, Fox has to like the
fact that its (yes, still dominant) numbers

are creeping back up.

But why should you care?

No reason, but it's still kinda interesting.

Let's pretend for a moment that every
network not airing Dancing With the
Stars wouldn't kill to have a twice-weekly
show pulling in such numbers (28.96
million on Tuesdays and 27.5 million on
Wednesday, thanks to large premiere
audiences) ahd reflect:

Last right's elimination show, as
expected, stomped the yard as far- as 18
to 49-year-olds--and all the other key
demographics--were concerned, but
there has been an overall dip in interest
from that corner of the national living
room this season.

First off, this year's' premiere, watched by
33.4 million, was off 13 percent in the 18
to 49 demo from season six's debut, not
to mention missing 4 million viewers

And, maybe it's a Mariah Carey thing and
wanmng interest in Idol can't be blamed,
but Mimi's appearance alongside.the Top
Son A rienior syl 15--the nht befor Krist L e
Cook's ouster- "only' attracted 11.5
million adults in that age group.

We say "only" only because it was Idol's
lowest 18 to 49-year-old audience in
five years.

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Soul star Green enjoyed great popularity
in the early and mid 1970s
US soul singer Al Green will be honoured with a
lifetime achievement prize at the Black
Entertainment TV (BET) Hip-Hop Awards.

The 62-year-old star, who has been singing since the
age of nine, is best known for hits such as Let's Stay
Together and Love and Happiness.

R&B singer-songwriter T-Pain has topped the list of
nominations with five for his work with other artists.

The award ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on
24 June,

Meanwhile Quincy Jones will receive an award for his
humanitarian work.

T-Pain appears three times in the best collaboration

Chris Brown's Kiss Kiss, Flo Rida's Low, and Kanye
SWest's Good Life all feature T-Pain,

The star is also up for the viewers choice prize for his
track with Brown, and video of the year for West's Good

"T-Pain is everywhere," BET executive vice president
Stephen Hill said. "He's got five nominations, none of
them for his own work.

S"He's had a great year; he's introduced a new element,"
Hill said, referring to T-Pain's synthesized vocals that
have been replicated by other artists such as Snoop

Kanye West and Keyshia Cole received three
rointons hl Mare Bige Alicia Keys and

Meanwhile Quincy Jones will receive an award for his
i``humanitarian work.

"Besides b ~ng the best, black awards show that we
have, also I ~eing one of the best awards show period,
their ratings are through the roof," said Nelly, who is set
to perform attheliveawardsshow.

"They're tuning in black, white, Japanese, Chinese -
you got It, they're tuning in, which says a lot."

Lil Wayne, Blige and tilarah Carey have also been
lined upto performonthenight.

Ellen D~eGeneres and .-
Portia de Rossi are
making it official.
Ho ui rs a f te r
Thursday's landmark
., rul in g by the
California Supreme
Court striking down a
state law banning gay
marriage, the 50-year-
old daytime host
announced during a i
taping of The Ellen
DeGa trehSh305 t a
old former Ally McBeal
star plan to swap

In osthe episode b
scheduled to air later ..
today, studio audience
members greeted
DeGeneres' news with $

adna str ing ope t o
as De Rossi watched
from the sidelines.

wa n ailp bli t r
,i comment.
Separately, mn an interview with The Advocate Thursday, De~eneres
said she was ready to go bridal
"'Tm thrilled that the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on
gay llarriage," she told the magazine. "I can't wait to get married. We all
deserve the same rights, and I believe that someday we'111look back on
i'this aind not allowing gays to marry will seem as absurd as not allowing
~iwomento vote."
De~e neres a ndthe Aussic actress havebeen together for four years.

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Gunmen shoot

at Culture

Ministry, Water

Chris Hotel

POLICE reported that about 21:20h Friday night gunmen in a
dark coloured mlotor car droveF south aIlong the eastern car-
"iae"?h it 1durlo and Qua ino Itee in th i ~inhni of
at motor car PGG 8912, which was parked along the street, and

The vehicle, o;. nedl by~ a member of the G;u! na Police Force,.
wasamaedbyt ha un n received of anyone being in-

Meanwhile, Police said that the! aire .1b~ Int crllgaung, a repo~rt
that about 21:30h F~riday n ght, an AT 192 Tototar Carina motor
car pulled up in Quarnurna Stree~l on the northernl side~l at he Minis-
try of Culture, Youth pnd Sports.
Two gunmen exited the wchicle6 and discharged a number of
rounds at the northern side of the build n_ hw I~ rln.* ~ ;nJm it ndl
datel.l_ it.~ i. T.11Th:~. II d...m~lr Ie .harljl bombs althe build-

trolfs scoured: the area.

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petitive export industry.
Limited financing and inad-
equate new investment is the
number one key binding con-
straint outlined in the JI. The

cially for perishables); weak and
non-integrated information/intelli-
gence systems; weak linkages/par-
ticipation in markets, and lack of
skilled human resources are the re-
maining Key Binding Constraints.
Guyana has over the years
played a headship role in agricul-
tural development in the region,
but more significant steps were
made in 2003, when President
Jagdeo requested the Inter-Ameri-
can Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture (IICA) and the Food-
and Agricultural Organisation of
the United Nations (FAO) to as-
sist in the development of a frame-
work for a regional agricultural re
positioning strategy.
This was followed by a situa-
tion and outlook report in May
2003 and a Ministers of Agricul-
ture forum in June of the same
year. Subsequently, at the 25th
CARICOM Heads of Government
(CHG) meeting in July 2004,
Heads endorsed the first proposal,
which contained the Initiative's vi-
sion, scope, focus and process.
From its inception, the JI
was viewed as a practical
mechanism to give effect to the
Regional Transformation
Programme (1996) and its suc-
cessor, the Community Agricul-
tural Policy (CAP) Revised
Treaty 2001).

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Agricultural Health and Food
Safety (AHFS) systems; inad-
equate research and development,
and a fragmented and disorga-
nized private sector.
Inefficient land and water
distribution and management
systems; deficient and uncoordi-
nated risk management measures;
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Dig icel

Debt servicing

down to four

per cent
PreSident Bharrat Jagdeo, on Friday, said Guyana has
reached a maximum of debt relief; and that debt servicing
has con down sig ificantly, from about 94 percent of rev-
President Jagdeo has been instrumental in negotiating debt
write-offs for Guyana. His efforts have seen Guyana's debt
move from US$2.1 B to less than US$700M. The stable macro-
economic environment which Government has been able to cre-
ata and maintain has removed the 'highly indebted' status from
"We have been fortunate and we have been working hard
and we have managed to get this down, but unfortunately many
countries in Africa have not been so successful," he said.
The Guyanese Leader said he was fasting in solidarity, with
the movement and its countless supporters and urged those in-
ternational institutions to deal with Africa's debt faster.
Guyana has benefitted from several debt write-offs which
have been used for infrastructural development.
President Jagdeo had defined debt relief as "Better
education, health care, providing better water supply, bet-
ter infrastructure generally, social and economic infra-
structure, helping to generate more jobs for our young
people, getting more of them connected to the internet
through the Information Communications Technology
(ICT) revolution so our children could learn differently."

Deploy ment of helicopters depend
On situation President Jagdeo
Responding to questions posed by the medist on the operational
deployment of the Guyana Defence Force Bell helicopters,
President Bharrat Jagdeo said, "We bought the helicopters to
increase the capability of the security agencies, but the de-
ployment of the helicopters will depend on their assessment
of the situation... These are operational issues and I am very
ejtuctoane, a onou ican se, for us at the political level to .deal
Government recently acquired two Bell 206 to boost the op-
erational capability of the security forces as part of its efforts to
improve the response capability.
Questioned about information revealed in the Roger Khan trial
lin th nUS e n eft eng mdm hbe nGuu nsa oe sai vtehdsh oir-
Guyana. then it will make a big difference because they will be
solved, we will have 200 cases solved by just one interaction or
this one investigation, and that would make a big difference
here... But I want to repeat they have not, as far as I know, shared
any information about any of these matters or any details."
President Jagdeo said that the police have an obligation to in-
vestigate any evidence that they find linking Roger Khan or any
other criminal or crime here. But he is hopeful that the US govern-
ment will assist the Police Force in getting to the bottom of the
Roger Khan, a Guyanese businessman, was arrested last
year ini Suriname while on the run from local law enforce-
mlent officers, and taken to the USA where he was wanted for
drug trafficking. (G;INA)


VAT Policy Corner


Further to the policy on VAT -and shipping service, the G~uyana Revenue Authority continues to address specific
issues relating to international transport service. As a result, this policy seeks to inform the general public on VAT
and Cargo Handling Services such as inspection of packages, tallying, off-loading and clearing goods in connection
with international shipping agreements.

Section 1 5 of the VAT Act outlines the rules governing whether or not a supply is subject to tax within Guyana's
jurisdiction.: Paragraph (3) states that a supply of services takes place at the location of the supplier's place of
business from which the services are supplied.
Therefore, where separate contracts regarding the handling o~fcargo for international carriers ar~e "executed"
overseas and the fees are paid outside of Guyana: the service isa taxable at the standard rate of sixteen percent.
N~ote:Although~l the paymentt was received overseas, thre actual wcork wav s done inz Guyana and the bentefits re~eiled
inr Guyana, thus the place ofsupp~lly ofthe service is Glyanla.

This is distinct from" international transport service" which is exempt from VAT by virtue of Section 181 (1) of the
VAT Act which provides that, "...a supply of goods or services is an exempt supply if it is specified in paragraph
2 of Schedule II."

Schedule II, paragraph 2 (b)of the Value-Added Tax Act exempts "a suplply~ ofintewrnaionzal tranrsport servicess.'
Supply of international transport service which is defined as:
(a) rthe services, other thanz ancilla~ry, tansport service's, o~f tanlsportin(I~~ gti: paseg rs Sor os by? r'oad ril, water
or arr-
*fromz place outside Guya~lna to another place outside Guryana where thie transport or part
ofthretransport isacro~ss ttheterritory of'Guyanc;
fromaRplace outside Gu~anza to place int uyata; or
~fi~om place in Guyarna to a place outside Guyalna.

Therefore, services which constitute international transport service occur when the recipient is billed by the provider
of the service to handle international cargo that which originates from or terminates in Guyana.
Schedule II, paragraph 2 (c) exempts "the services, including any3 ancillaryp tramnsort services, of trantsporting
goodlsfrom a place in Guyanat to anlothlerplace in G~uyanla; ho~wever these services are uexempt to~ thec extent that
they are supplied by the same supplie~r as par~t ofthe supp~ly ofservice~s. "
In addition, Paraugraph 1, de~fintes "anzcillary rtlransort servtices" as stevedoringu services, lashing anid securing z
services, cargo inspection services, preparation of customs dolcumerrtatio~n, conltain~er handl~ling services and
storage oftranrsportedgoods or goods to be transported.
Consequently, where cargo is further subject to ancillary transportf services, such as cargo inspection, clearing of
goods, preparation of customs documentation, transportation etc, no VAT will be charged if these form~ part of the
services provided by the same supplier to the recipient-

On the other hand, where the ancillary services are provided by a separate supplier, these are not considered part of
international transport and therefore subject to 'VAT at the standard rate of sixteen percent to the recipient or
beneficiary of the service or goods/cargo

If you require further information or assistance on VAT, feel free to contact the Value- Added Tax and Excise Tax
Department situated at 2 10 'E' Albert and Charlotte Streets or by the telephone numbers 22 7- 78 67. 22 7-7672 or 22 7





G vrnamecnt' FlorurnP -ice
The G;uyana Marketing Corporation (G;MC) will be retailing packaged flour as part of
additional interventions to further cushion the effects of rising food prices. Mobile units
will be atthe following locations:

18 Victoria/Belfleld 10:30 13:00hr
Plasiance Market 07:00 10:00hr

18 Parika Market 07:30 10:30 hr
Flour will also be available daily at the Guyana Shop, Robb and Alexander Streets,
Georgetown. For additional information please call 227-1630.


1. The Regional Democratic Council invites sealed Bids for eligible and qualified
bidders for the supply of furniture and equipmentI capital items listed below:.
a) sitting chairs
b) solar panels and lighting fixtures
c) filing cabinets
a) solarpanels andlightlingfixtures
b) Fans
c) Sitting chairs
a)so apnels aindlieghti gfixture~s
c) mattresses
d) fans
a) fans
b) mattresses
c) Stoves
d)) Stting chairs

2. Tender Documuents canl be obtained from the Regional Administrtion's Office
Accounts Department. Mahdia, Region No. 8 at a non-refundable fee of twro
thousand dollars ($2 000() each.
3. Each Tender Imust be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not mn any way
identify th~e tenderer and should be marked on the top left hand corner"`Tendler for
(Specific item)". .
4. Tender must be addressed to The Chainnan. Regional Procuremlent and Tender
Administrations Board and must be placed in thle tender Box situated a the
Regional Administraiton Office Mahdial Region No. 8 not later than 09:00 hrs.
Wednesday. May 21. 2008.

Tenders will be open and immrediately; after the closing period.
Tenderer or their Representativ;es are invited to attend the opening.
5i. Each Tender must be accompanied by a Valid Certificate of Compliance from tle
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authorityv (IRD) and from the General
Manager, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if the
individual i s Tendering or th~e nlame of thle Comlpany? if the Company is tendering.

wrD (Mr.)
/ Regiq No. 8 Potare / S paruni.


225-591 2 225-71 74

225-6508 227-5204

225-71082 227-521 6

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No. 6 (2008)

The motor trawler 'DERNA' is a sunken wreck west of the
Demerara Ships' Channel in position:

This wreck is 8.2 Km and bearing 043" T from Demerara

Front Beacon. A spherical buoy with red and black
horizontal band and flashing white, marks this position.

MarinerS are therefore warned to keep clear of this
wreck and to navigate with caution when in this a rea.

V. S keete
Ha rbour Master (ag)

May 14,2008.

A dynamic and growing research oriented organisation invites suitably qualified persons
to apply to fill the following vacancies:


Minimum qualification five (5) subjects C:XC or equivalent including
Mathematics and English
At least three (3) years experience inl a similar capacity;
Must be proficient in the use of computer: Microsof~t Office, internet
and Emailing
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Exposure to accounting procedures would be an asset
Must be able to work long hours


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

Sound secondary education
Valid Police Clearance
Valid drivers license with at least three (3) years experienced
Possessing truck license would be advantageous
* Be bet-ween 25-55 years

Sou nd primary education
Valid police clearance
Bebhetwieen 8-35 years

Sucecssfu~l applicants will be expected to display a high level of professionalism and

Send applications alony with two (2) r ol~n ts to:

Institute of`Applied Science and Ter 1I lanchy;, (lAST)
(JG~ Campus, Turkieyen
East Coast Demnerar-a


Long itude:

06" 53'.03N

58" 07'.49W1\

5/17/2008. 9:47 PM




The United States' 43 million Latinos are the fastest-grow-
ing minority group in the country. For Emilio San Pedro.
traveling from coast to coast talking to felow Latinos has
also allowed him to reflect on his owrn identity.
Right from the start it felt hike a perfect fit for me. an as-
signmntrn that would take~ me ac~rose .1me~rria. reporting" on the
lites~ of Latino from all
wralkr of IIIe. People from
all ol\er Latin Ame~nca w~ho

T~~ ~..I hc woaninle herjt late"
I lic has spent the last thre I FlrCiosooi a lea
nionihs~3 hing rom th Im- im igan an fce
onefl13 o Cluniago's mai Lauo nihor

Tlon nghs act o her highetrr
S14hse hasn becoe thes publc~ Face Ciof thei emat 1millionl
manih h jnt J or llhe gal immigrant on and wokiaintes
She tll s m~u~ ne thatu I~f ta att aehr h uhn

The next Jal ato miu hotlr F in dhbur~ownonChcn. e
canan rgearsnules. '.henlmenlant~iohlthllet
SHe hell mei~iL rhou pudhel mkes him fhe r;~eil to b Metican,
to b a Luno. and~ hor unlf~l Irpairl Im~migrant- Isc r are be IngIr
Eread rc1l the S aut I hont ies l ae e.teduh~n
\ fter hall, hoie her dfrepang telr~ phrase t-hrct ha becom the
matra of the r-nurn ob.temurn k r
JngThe lobs that Amn~ oenan citizeo\ns simpl1a J not wnt t
Tre terl no.me fatihati pru sh nearl3 in fempossibe to Jain,
to heam Ls lnau an in cr?\u ni3 rjnc ung serhj nr. I l auran hll L nh7
wr~tdho i nr Latinol:nlc
But there. re an\, Amep~ncas hike those Ih~ met b~inl the ma
monutan Ilow ofe Haz~leronjn I~ rhn Penltnia~~~ lr Inldlm some
Jeolnd and!o third-gniernon LdiicnO5 who filed, theidea tha
Inste ad o. they 1`a\ tha employers arre! behaving he bandits,
Ina pillaurnce deen hing jluln the Tmugans n reglulr~n Amenan
alik who arelr the\ sa. w siiang. to do thelobs but In t fo rset-

Whe Ilratele toth imua jleep form ter nubnli-lng rosn of Hazeto
< use it toohasr ben thrut into~rr the bhealn f the imira bnon
Ijhng 30s.6. r~ed of what he saw as the lack of and n onp them
Spart ofte, fdereali uthontles in daugwt the rz sue~ of s~iea
anag ranon.e the town' moo~! l:r.r Loun B rlem. decide Hto ta
mat~u c te nto, has ow~n ..and tote zu~o the lands, hands
He'1.6 p irooed f \ and the -jownsrh cucl aproted -~ ailn I thye-w

gat Ing the loajl authonne--` ex131Traor~lnrt powers to irack\ Jlr~\ n
1,n Illegal immnligrant and tho~re offen nS theml emnploi! me nt and
[I was later \u-pendedl b\ a lederal court which deemedzi
the measure uncon~lsumuallnal
Howele rr a Latino of Pe~rrmia de~cent..llli Aingler Analo
w~homl I mlet during m\ bnief i Inst to the low~ n. Is co:nerni-d
He hasl Ilnted In Ha~zleton for ,,er U.-.:o decadeJSln ad 1todal
an .4menc~an iitnzen and the pubbs~her ofi a small Spanrsh--lan-
Cuager news'l)P"pe \a bach ~ ..r~ic the thousands of Hlspjn~~ ie hi h
a~ve m the area:
H-e tells me treat despnelr having been overturned by a fed-
eral court, the former law has left an indelible stain and made
life worse for the town's Latinos even for the legal residents
.nd ,,1uzens Ilke homlflrl wiho: are the subject of harassment
and Iaunting hI, srn~e localls.
T.~hey ) cil epithets at you as you're walking down the
stet- things like 'Take your boat and go back to your banana
He says many Latinos fear that things could get even worse.
.I discuss that concern at the end of my trip in Washington
with Janet Murguia, President of the most powerful Latino pres-
sure and advocacy group, the National Council of La Raza.
It is this anxiety over inunigration and what she says is
the \Ilifying of Ljinos in some quarters -that has been
gal;ianising Hilpaynies II. the US to vote mn bigger numbers than
etesr and to- reg~icles to vote, in some cases for the very first
She poi'nts our rhst Laulnow~ have been voting in huge num-
bers In the Demlocra~ nc pmarlres and may play an even greater
role, perhaps, in the upcoming presidential election.
The fact that the once-disjointed and far from united Latilo'
community is finding its voice and definlng us~ identity as a~
iohesite grolup,. and has iomc such a 1~lun na\ meir a relaur~el)
small pernio of tIme. fills mie \n Ith hctpe for tbe loture. despite
the row ou~r mnunigrjlnon and thle fee~lin-. among man; Ih~lu they
are inl ntal accepted or that theLd\dp ialbllit iNo pehas n
in which the LIS is orerrun r Latinos. Or in which
Spanish tiecomes the main language. ail some anti-im-
migrant act*Iists have been predicting mi their Dooms-
daS scenario.

Applications are invited from suitabily; qualified persons to fill the under-mentioned Short Term Consultancy
pos~itions in the P1cromoting Sus~tainable Smnall andl Medriumn Scale Gonld Miningr P~~roct.Tipoec sbng
executed through a partnership agreement between the Guy;ana Geology~ and Mines Commission and the Wiorld
Wildlife Fund



The incumbent will be required to acquaint him/herself with the databases existing at GGMC and the
capabilities of the GGMC officers in the use of GIS for Env;ironmental Management. Activities are to be
prepared and executed to train GGMC officers in the preparation and use of databases an~d GIS for
documentati on, rev iewL and display: o~fenv\i ron men tal management i nformlati on.


B.Sc. in Miming. Geologyi Geography;, Environmental Studies or Coomputer Science. A minimum of three (3)
years experience in the use of GIS and Microsoft SQL 2000. Practi cal experience in the appli cation and use of
Mapinfo software for GIS. Good communication and interpersonal skillls.



The incumbent will be required to acquaint him or herself with the activities of the officers of G;GMC. An
assessment must also be made of the k~nowlledge of GGMC officers and miners in relation to environmental
management. Training activities are to be prepared and executed to lif t the performance of GiGMC officers and
small and medium scale miners in planning for management of the environment considering the current
GGMC officers and miners are to be trained in conducting Env:ironmental Impact Assessments, Social Impact
Assessments and the development of appropriate Environmental Management Sy-stems to address challen es


'B.Sc. in Mining, Geology, Geography, Civ:il Engineering or Environmental Studies: A minimumI of five (5)
years experience in the~environmental management at an operational level: Good communication interpersonal

3) Short Term Consultant Concession and Compliance Monitoring


The incumbent w\ill be required to make anI assessment of progress in the field. He/she w\ill make use of existing
documents. surveys anld reconnaissance activity~ of his/her owin and relate it to miners perception of miners of the
requiremepnts for compliance w\.ith the M~iningl (Amendment) Regulations for Env:ironmental Management
(2005). AnI entrance su~rvey must be conducted which w\ill. along with previous information. determine the state
of readmessc for- comphairnce. O)7I~n completion of ftraining actlivi ties an exitf survey~ will be" done to assess the
progress made. He/she will be required to mov:e the intent an~d activities of miners litrther along the road to
compliance through formal anld informal interaction. He/she will be expected to w~ork; with community :
members also to enable them to interface more meaningfully, with the miners.


B.Sc. in Miinmgo Engineeri ng. C i vil En7gi neering, G~eology. M ineral Processing or Env;ironmental
tStudies: Minimum of5y)ears experience in Small and MediumnScale GoldmnininS sector:
:_Good communication and interpersonal skiillS.

applications should be addressed to the Administrati ve M manager. and should reach no later th an May 23, 2008

mo~jrre de~tails, contact the Procjct Admrinistrartor.. WWF-GGMC~ll Pro~jct, Guy~anar Geoky~ and M~ines
CORnnmission. TIel: 225-6691ext.2?75

Pa~ 13 &20.p65


SUNDAY CHRONICLE May 18, 2008 21

F~j ~3~~m~l~ c"

15:00 h The Richard B,
Mahase Show
16:00 h Bollywood
sn nation Liv with Kavita

17:15 h Death
An nouncement s/In
18:00 h Focus on GRA
18:30 h Shelly Greetings
19:00 h The Diary
19:30 h IBE Highlights -
20:30 h -Death
An nouncements /In
20:45 h Indian Movie
23:00 h Movie
Sign Off

TE 1..:2 2 5-44 7 5/2 2 E- 3 2 4 3- 9

a g

1 I
a 16: 15 / 20:30 hrs a
a plus .
g ''SE\'EN Sl\ORDS" I
I r
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Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

fReq uest for Proposals

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is requesting
proposals for the provision of LEAD AND JUNIOR CONSULTANCY
SERVICES in the following areas:

Rule of law, Accountable Public institutions, Civil Society

Econom ist, Pri vate Sector Devel opm ent

Youth development, Techni cal/vocati onal educati on

Environment, Re sul ts-B ased Management

Consultants will be engaged on a retainer basis and managed out of CIDA'S
Program Support Unit at 56 Main and New Market Streets, Georgetown,

Terms of References and conditions of service ar~e available online at
www. merx.com and on request from tors~g~uy anapsu.orgy

Applications will be accepted on or before May 31, 2008 via email
application~i guvanaplltsu.org.gy


1. The Ministryr of Education invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders to undertake the
following projects:

Capital Works
a) Lot #f 1 -Asbestos Removal and Mitigation Faculty of Technology
Buildings U.G

b) Lot #f 2 Asbestos Removal and Mitigation Faculty of Health and
Natural Sciences Buildings U.G

c) Lot #: 3 Asbestos Removal and Mitigation Faculty of Social Sciences
Buildings U.G

Sd) Lot # 4 Asbestos Removal and Mitigation Administrative and
Support Buildings U.G

2. Bidding wil be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
(NCB)procedures. specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and Regulation 2004.

3. Interested eligible Bidders mayi inspect the Bidding Document(s) at 21 Brickidam,
Stabroek. Georgetow\n during normal w;orkinlg hours on w~eek days.

4. Bid Documernts can be uplifted from thle otlice of Ministry of Education. L~ot 2 1
B~rickdlam. Stabrock. Gieorgetown uponl paymecnt ofa non-reflmdable fe-e of` five
thousanld(S5000.0)0) dollars in favour of. the Permanent Secretary Minlistryi of`
Educatlion for each Bid Document. The method of payment shall be in cash.

idelids shhall b submittelddin aeplail s aked envelop bearing no i notification of the
example,'Asbestos Removal and Mitigation Faculty of Social Sciences Buildings -
U.G') at the top left-hand corner.
Bids shall be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Pracurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry or Finance
Main and Urquhart Stlrets

and deposited in Tender Box at the above address no later than
09:00h on Tuesday June 3 r~d, 2008. Electronic Bidding wfill not be
permitted. Late bids will be rejected. A bid security of GS750,000
must accompany each bid.

6. Bids will be opened,in the presence of those Bidders or their representatives w:ho
choose to attend at 09:00h on Tuesdayv, June 3 rd, 2008 in the Boardruoom of' the
Nati onal Procurement and Tender Administration Board. Mi nistiv of Finanlce at the
above address.

7. A\ bid security; of GS 750,000 dollars must accompany each bid.

8. All Bids must be accompanied by vatlid Certificates of Compliance fr~om the
Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner of the Inland
R~evenule Department.

9. The National Procuremenlt and Tenlder Admlinistration B3oard. Minister\ of
Finlance reserves the right to reject anly or all th~e Bids without assignling any) reason
whatsoever an~d nlot necessarily. to aw-ard to the lowest Bids

P'ulandar K~andhi
Per~manent secretary

Channel 11

02:00 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
05:d00 h The Mystery of the
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
V2 Hour
06:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (R/B)
06:30 h IPL Cricket -
Kolkata Knight Riders vs

SOur Dail

Polential IS

Chennai Super Kings
10:30 h Lifting Guyana to
11:00 h Weekly Digest
1 :30eh Perspectives of
.12:30 h Dharma Vani
13:30 h IPL Cricket -
Deccan Chargers vs
Mumbai Indians
17:30 h Guysuco Round
18:00 h NCN Week in
19:00 h -Close Up
19:30 h Kala Milan
20:00 h Things Indian
20:30 h GRA In Focus
21:00 h Farmer'
C ti,;,


06:00 h Bhajan Melodies -
H.S. Nauth
a ir5h Maha Shakti Devi
06:30 h Prayag Vanie
07:00 h Avon Video & DVD
Musical Melodies
07:30 h Dabi's Musical
08:00 h Christ for the
Nation (Live)
08:30 h Islam For You
09:00 h -Caribbean
Temptation Music Mix
09:30 h Puran Bros. Shiva
10:00 h Indian Movie
1300n h I d H\ it Hits

~~-:t. ..l

SFor Sunday, May 18, 2008 14:30b
For Mlonday, May 19, 2008 14:30h
For 'Ibesday, May 20, 2008 141:30h
For Ocean Going V'essels opening lasts about 1-1" 'hrs

V I onnecI I on :)V nIIIV o 11 11
unexposed ability 22:00 h Movie 14:00 h Entertainment
aInd resert ed
IlOiler. Pros'.
13:1-8: Juidges 13. 1

God is the Ocean ~
Of Virtues.
If you are ~
with any vice, I
take a dip in
. thp~t Ocean.

5/17/2008, 9 416 PM


APARTMENTS for lona or
thort erm7 rn Call 27-

planning any kind of construc-
ton carpentry, mason, tilin g
painting, plumbing gPromp '
reasonable and reiblese-
vice. Free estimates. 216-0671
622-0267 '

Salon So h~a r uTt chS~ety ig
mnadnbcria Ism ncd eVisit a a
PenitenciddGelt. Teloa2di-649L2a
INDRA'S Bat Salon
122 Oronoque BStraee for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nalls. Also Beau y
Culture available. Tel. 227-160 .
ENJOY our special on
Monday and Tuesdays -
Pedicure -$1 500 and~ 15%
off on facial. Nayelli Hair
Fashion, 211 New Market
Street, N/C/burg. Tel. 226-

SnW mK fro voneo fi
Archer, pPO. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.

fillingCNO envelopes for Sco5m0
or more. Information,
sendstamped self addressed
eneOp 1N~a an el Willtiams

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersti gs Computer
8R3 ai 618-8S2a3 H~ome &02fic
Sw rstins avi able. 24 hrs.

JEA offer curses n
Drer akin ,urah c Dses ir ,

keDc0~ a50 4 62:0 23 r3St.,

JENAI Cferourses Reistr
d icessmk, etbrc. Calm gnngc

in hair, nails and fac al,et.
ork 628-7880, on. ThuBar., 10

TAL ouronto Comp terse

Deiplomas raight e
hedres inc Guana 22-32

Off 2007
COSmputerO Cls
Repair nis/A.ET a fcl e.
Fo oeif. cal2694

Contda cet Nandaat s
225-1540, 622-308
here 89 inGyn



FORMAL Caregiver training
bsef tn oana~d ana Criculu
ad Int rntioa I I ye
an6 tuites ihooem 27-m8e8n1
new location (Middle Street,
East of Twins Pharmacy) for
courses In French, Spanish,
Portuguese & English for adults,
children (3 13 years) and CXC
students. Translation &
intrpetngservices also
offered. T"B1 HE LANGUAGE

re arCASES coortainir mgla~sB
3093. Reward offered. Tel. 643-

SALE! Novels and other
used books from $40; up.
Juliette's Book Librar West
Ru mveldt. Tel. 223-82 7.

ENROL now at Shalom
ervigS hoG, 2 Cta nStr etj

coul els 77a ar

R.K's -Creating Masters
iSntudelnvinneedsiseccurity 1a~n9
comfort to learn. St dents
must know who they deal
t Dr a.~'~4 fly st u u ~

Motoring, 172, Light and
Charlotte Streets, Bourda.

yrs SInterEste ian msa io
5elatjons ip ilh9 lemnle age 40-

ed td ArGF hE ar id

Tlerp re Fre~rid ti eL k. ('all

TRUE Love International
Match Making Service. Looking
for friends or com anions,
please call 629-4605/692-567()/
228-2666 or Email
FRIENDS, companions,
marknageuparn rs ni ndiat

Tei. 2 3-S c7648168098(50fi:
- Fri. -8:30 am 5 pm. Sat. -
10 am 4 pm. (Bo h phones
same time.)

TO rent chairs for
Hairdressers, Barbers and Nail
Technicians weekly rates. Call
Tel. # 628-3415.
EQUIPPED kitchen $25
000 weekly at Julian Restaurant
& Bar, Cummings & Sixth Sts.
225-4709, 227-1319.
HAIR Dressers station,
t!"te StatioanbeNaileTek nicia
eard LeRch H~aerwS luon an
247026373-267253-1 62, 227-

GET rid of evil, fix love
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 612-6417, 220-0708.
RAJA yoga, ph sical yoga,
Hindi protection ta ee, planet
reading other s initual areas,
spiritual lecture. Contact Buddy
-225-0677, 638-0730.

1 NISSAN Pathfinder (Right
hand drive). Automatic, 4-
cFylinder diesel Turbo Engine.
Flypowered, AC, (4 x 4) crash
bar, new tyres, new shocks. Price
-$2.7M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.

NEED a reliable care giver
to2 car the elderly or sick. Call
mN ED soen o Odo art

REPAIRS done to fridges,
washing machine, gas stoves,
microwaves, etc. Contact Kirk on
# 666-2276


Canada and US

Immigration Services
Mi~ra:L1 to (a;nada~Nov!
Skilledi orker~ls.Wor~k
f'ermllitS Businless C'las.
Fam~ily' Class. Studentr and
Visitors~ isas ]llinm9igraion
F'ormrs. Refugees; A~ppeals for
Refused causes. U~.S Green r
Cardn Locttery
Bii\alwat P'ersaudf &
Associate~s fcertitled
Imigttiratlion C~onsultants
Guvanla: 225-1540 or 6722.
Cannada:4116-431-18845r o

4a\ altptrr75aud01ah ;lloo.ca

FOR all your culinary needs
disobusinms me tr .
Call 2 5-2780, 225-2819.
J. MOHAMED En ineerrn .

doratrildou e arn rg ya6
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers
dryers, microwaves, stovesde
f ~ers, etc. Call 699-880d2/21{
FOR all your construction
re ,ins.renovatj rnbirnasonryg

varning L Cd ia cmo

kee mig. servics M0ntact 73-
75 2,3051 email: 4
berrue 2@ahoocom T rcd

We pep areio &tc eamcunine

tigredaphi rcsOning ter & o

Leters Pakam etC. :



HELLO, the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and services. Also your kero
2an32e 2h2Tg 0t~o gas:l 64-
HOME appliances repairs:
For all repairs, maintenance,
servicing, Installation and sale
of auto and domestic air
conditioning units, fridges,
freezers, TV, DVD, microwaves,
washing machines, gas stoves,
etc. Phone Ultra C~ool Inc. -
225-9032, 647-2943, 694-

de5 7alkers. No cutting. Call
URGENTLY needed.
Experienced Driver to drive
can:.-r. Tel. 226-3448.
ONE experienced
Hairdresser. Contact Magic
Touch Salon. Tel. 225-6492.
VACANCIES exist for night
shift Cashiers and Waitresses.
Call Sarah. Tel. 646-5888.
ONE female Clerk,
Secondary School Education,
between 25 and 35 yrs. Call #

t8 iO wel c~all 23

VACANCY exists for
Salesman and Porters. Apply at
envial, 16RDudncancSll 2an~d

VACANCY exists for one

Euaitn le Vrheid' Lsa
ECD. Tel. 220-6139.
HEAD Housekeeper (G/
town) -35 -50 yrs. Very
pleasant, committed, able to
work flexible hours and .good
cookie skills. Call anytime -
226-8 61.

Sales ACAACtat xiAtpl rsth

apite publication to e Horionnc,
Station~a Streto Kubitt'
GeorgeKtown. Tel. 225-4230., 69
TRNIDA -l exenemployment

opportunities -construction,
domestic, secretarial, modeling,
ethcotoNorfeues avor d, Meletnt
g~,nadsahdS hTPE. Bo 0616
Sales Clerk, knowledge of
stationary splies will be an
advantage. Ap in person On
May 19-20 beween 10a.m.
and 1p.m. Apply in person at
hibeert OG r t roed sts, 48
VACANCY exists at Survival
Su ermarket for Bond Clerks.
Ap licants must apply with a
wrl ten application and a
Duncar t. & Vlis's tonti oad6
Tel. # 227-8506/225- 168
Ru\/CANCIREeSstexis att C o
Waitress, Cleaner, Cashier and
Pastries Chef and Kitchen
Assistant. Applicants must apply
with a written a plication and
passport size photo to 228
camp St. Tel. 6 8-2202.
Caterpillar, Cummins and
Detroit. Qualified Mechanics
will be taught hydraulics and
fuel pump repairs. Applicants
must have .some technical
education either Government
Technical institute or GuySuCo
oundnof ten hjgeStall ela w
be paid to the successful
applicants. Apple at 61 E %2
David Street, Kitty (by the blue
container), from am 5 pm
Monday to Fridays. ONLY

FEMALE Clerical Assistants
also one Computer Typist. A ply
in person, with wrl ten

nwriin Hre urSementa Math
Service. 6/7 Commerce
Longden Sts., between 1:30 pm
and 4 pm.

CANAL #2 WBD. Call 619-
LARGE land at Enmore


20G TED Nei hbourhood -
s5 0 s. ft. -s$0 C60M,6446800090
6 2-9785.
95 ACRES well-drained
transported riverside 400-ft.
wide on West Bank. 266-5177,
681-8892, 613-2286.
ONE double lot. 225-2626
225-5198, 231-2064, 227-
6949. We work 7 days a week,
24 hrs a day.
KITTY $7N negl BB Eccles
$7M, Festival City $3.5M,
Queenstown $9.5M neg. Tel.

20 HOUSE lots Enmore
Public Rd.. can be utilized for

hui~ngd tcee I l mr i ard
(EBD -~O (60 x 178)6- $2.5M

5/da rs $60 WD enr -
FRONT spot for sale 7.66
acres. Prime transported farm
land Moblissa Newtown, Linden,
Soesdyke Highway with access
to water. 625-5109, 612-4067.
1.1.ACRES of land at
t isoerted. I~dea or factR l
0 nd; po lry et. 0 T 1

23-106/642-5874.d 23-6

SreHEaRIF Stet hugecorner l

spot, 10 000 sq. ft. + bid ,
Robb St., Diamond $1.8 1
Kitty 35 x 120 $10M.
Su~bryanville, etc. Tel. # 227-
4R 6, 652-4591, 678-9912 -
LAND in Florida. No green
cad ni dted,entoere ditS soe
Land location OCALA (Central
Florida) USA. For more
information, call 218-0124, 615-
Iot 100 x 200 ft., cleared
ready for building Access water
and electric y. Planning
permission for 5-bed bungalow
if waned. 50 years lease. Tel.
MIDDLETON St. 45 x 85
- $10M, Felicity, ECD 60' x
115 $10M, Oleander Gardens
-87' x 120' $15M, Houston -
80' x 157' $15M, Shamrock
Gardens 86' x 128' $18M.
7al 5Carol 226-6809, 612-
lots together, Happ Acres 13
lots together, Bel Air Springs
double lot, GuySuCo Gardens/
Park, Soesdyke 24 acres &
a prox 100' x 100' EB. TEL.
2 6-8148, 625-1624.
TWO lots together 36 bd
O6fefe be heen neet tale are
located In Char otte Street
between Wellin ton and Camp
Streets, Bent Sfreet 60 feet by
100 feet, two lots in Prashad
Na ar for $15M, large piece of
land forty nine thousand square
feet or 1.1 acre on th public
r~oa~d a~tr e0MnieuDhamiEshana
$12M, Lombard& Princess
Streets $20M, Call or visit Petes
Real Estate Lot 2 George
Street, W/Rust 226-9951, 226-
5546, 223-6218, 623-7805.

LBI Earl's Court 113 ft x 69
ft. 660-4340, 615-7474, 684-

brdLAND$ MtDniamonde1`
$12 neg., Eccles -$7M neg,
M80n0 ReposalNew Scheme-
2434 00.Cl 31-4589, 685-
DALGIN alone h
Soesdyke/Linden ighway,0
2.407 acres -$5 0
negotiable. Contact Beulah
Jack, Canal No. 1, WVBD. Call
263-4002, 666-2727.

KyoEre Air Par k-1 S$1 000.
FURNISHED flat to rent.
00verseas visitors. Phone 226-
FURNISHED apartment for
overseas visitor. Call 231-6084.
executive property. semi-
furnished. 227-0972.
FURNISHED rooms, single
person only. Tel. 229-6149.

Btill{ 10Iles fr0Ill SCratel-
Clstruct bathrooms. styli


tole 3-b hDROLOM5 Ruosbe
Street Tel. 226-3346.

week Tel 6 5- 00 s
FURNISHED & unfurnished
Sousaes225 9as fr6m -U37800.
1 LUMBER Yard. Lombard
and Princes Sts. Tel. Mona -
1 BUSINESS premises. 16
Lobard St. Tel. Mona 675-

Hosn S chemet e

ROOM tr Pt bcehsel~ors

4-BEDROOM house 331
Sachi Bazaar Prashad Nagar!
Call 226-0616.
EXECUTIVE houses and;
apartments in residential areas
Call 626-9011.
OFFICE space on Re ent
S ret Cid6 -th9r excellent
FURNISHED flats foi
overseas visitors. Phone 227-.
2995, Kitty.
2 BEDROOM house b~
itself Diamond New Scheme
EBD. 684-4411.
SPACIOUS second floor at
77 Hadfield Street, W/Rustl
Call 227-6929 or 694-5301.
FURNISHED houses Bel
Air Park/Lamaha Gdns., etc.
2tc3-frm7US$1 500. 225-7197
1-, 2-BEDROOM se
contained a .at 23
Independence obulevard. C
690-2891. Michael.
MI1D LOE floor, Camp
ar609-7675,s ft3-2C IRiha
anFURaNrlHED ho~uss 7fl~ats
609-23p02, 233-5711.
D'URBAN St., Lodge -one
small one- bedroom apartment
working couple or sin I
w0 kina person pref~erred. $2
612-9785 ao- 660

apartment $18 000 weekly, $
500 daily; furnished room
$12 000 weekly, $2 500 dailL
Julian -225-4709, 227-1319.
S2-BEDROOM f rihe
faopraomesn sin uKitty.CSaulit bl
1871 or 646-2 39.
2-BEDROOM act.
Industry inside toilep, bat
kitchen, etc. Price $30 0(1
mgo~nth Tel. 222-5352, 621


HOT & COLD, US$490 MYl'H ,
CALL 665-6672/218-4635

Ofce all boil
Space available at

COmpetitive rates.

compobmd Public
Roadl Ruimveldt.

Co at: G yn
Nati nal Shipping
COI BOUriton Ltd.
Tl 226-1840*

i Email:
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BEL Air: Park US$1300 &
US 1500 Happy Acres
US20, OleandeureGa oe s
US 1200, Lamaha Gardens
US$1500, Regent St US$2500.
Tel. 226-1192, 669-0411-
"AA" ECCLES furnished
US$1000, Nandy Park fully
furnished US$650. Contact
Roberts Realty First Federation
Life Bld ., Tel. 227-7627 office,
227-37 8, 644-2099 cell-
ofiOFFICEu pcnestow3-rood
o f i tc r d oa $ Oe s so w $

sq. ft. ow ice space above
rGeeouta wn~; ri ~a100; n0c
Uq $t 8 ;bie,f~$lo~or etow
Georgetownl US$3 000 whole
builain 112 room offices -
US$2 5 0. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 627-8314, 669- 070.

$1M. K HOMES 684

$20M. SHELDON 662-2332.
3H6A2G3UE,WCD\- $6M. TEL. 276-
GOLb ji M Block
mdail~luartz ~i- 3w~ater an l
ladaccess. 6278.
PROPERTY in Regent St.
for sale. Price negotiable. Call
Louie 227-6949, 623-2591.
TPhROPNERTYchfor sale a~t
n c. Cenll 611-6362 m -
neOtble 3 2ntc 662-5121,
HAVE properties to rent or
sell tsne27-pnh6e Diana for

n ROdPNE TYS f r8 alEin

31HUSE nd adncdB lc re a
Tel. 614 9116.
Reame Etate 1r6 idenatlia22

vehice utc tont r sel ii
wwwn~e u~rfir com or call 621
SEAFORTH Street, C/ville -
unfurnished building. Contact
641-8645, 645-0787, 227-3128.
CROAL Street, back
building Contact 641-8645,
645-07 7, 227-3128.
o RGE d f -eoovo

REGENT St. large two-
storey concrete and wooden,
vacant possession. Price
ne otiable. Telephone 642-
06 6
MONTROSE Public Road -
large two- storey concrete and
wooden building, vacant
possession. Telephone 642-
concrete and wooden building ge
no 2earv2acan~t p6ssessi n
RESORT, 98 acres, with
boats, vehicles and other
e uipment 225-5782, 609-
2 02, 233-5711.

KITTY $12M $18M,
ECD $9M $12M, near Camp
Street $34M, Croal Street -
$60M. Diana 227-2256.

concreTe house -wB4ARbGI rao
KITTY concrete two family
house GOOD VALUE Price $11M
LAMAHA Gardens $20M &
H32M, Bel Air Park $4$12M &
18M, Prashad Na ar -$2.
Camp St. $50M, Pueenstown
$16M, Quamina St $26M,
and many more. Tel. 226-1192,
RE UBLIC Park ph5Me 2Nall
rahead saaore 45M, Goew
Hopcerr two$1st rev fieA bdroo
Regent Street, etc. all prices are
n g, Contact Roberts Realt ,l
2F27-762 dfie oe2 7e3 6 Lome
644-2099 cell.

I'hree bedroca hotaselwith

Asking S5M
F;RONT` L.OT 50 X 100
Asking $3M
Twvo storey house wiith land
size 35 x 144
Like new
Asking $7.5M
Three bd momhous~e with

Asking $5.5M
In' good condition

SectinK GARClvIle -$14$16BM
Eccles -$16M and $31MIV, C/
ville $13M, house on double

M d9dMe Newe rovidene R$44M
Street (huge) US$1.5M el.
225-0995, 661-0815
ONE large .(3) three storey
wooden bu dina on a large
witheo la 6ongb4sin ss concern.
Excelle to location Super for an
tbhTnrsos tehre hs ig soea~d
between King and Wellington
Streets~in South Road. Let's us
negotiate a realist price with
m 2ta e Io toas ,C~a12 tes at
Street, W/Rust. Tel. 223-6e18
231-7432, 623-7805.

oneF Rai cn mee ooods r
Lam ha Gar tnwso ore$32M
fami y for $30M, two bu hiding
it~h a xtra pee oof I bdliP d
for $28M, one four bedroom 2-
sorey w en wth exa lae

t6 $0M 9ed5 22233o~r e2 3retet

"Have Faith in Christ To ay.
227-1988, 623-6431, email-
ie dna realtanyalioo~c 5n
Houston, Central Geor etown -
$500M., RobblRegent Streets -
$200M, $140M, $60M, Le
Ressouvenir -$140M, Lamaha
Gardens -$90M, New
H Aidnces $4750MM,Car4o%
G en-$45M, Re ublic/N~andy
Park -$30M, $2TM~v, Atlantic

Pa Maence-$120M 5O~n Pare 0
Success $12M, Eccles $520M,
$30M, $20M, Lusignan $16M.
$6M, Pouderoyen $9M.
BROAD ST. 200 FT x 55 FT
RIVER. CALL 623-1317, 226-

Lo0-01f'S solution foralgaecide control
EXCO Ont gellia algaeCide tlatftillains
active in the po0 Watirffr0 days'

268 Thomas Street.

PROPERTY for sale, two-
storey building. Quamina St.
between carmichael
Waterloo Streets. $26 million.
Call #622-6522.

1 STEEL car o boat,
100-ton. Call 626-44 4, 234-
ONE cmlete Gym one
com ~lete himpsalon. Cam,231-
PURE breed pit bull pus
rid back .and pitbull mx
pus. 621-6037.
LISTER diesel engines
6n neators 4 to 17 VA.

624318. .

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ntrigeaorn and E eclnT
~DAC SHUN /PlodmIk
-25876 658-1722.
CALL 694)-7911.
MALE mixed breed Ride97
back & it bull 0do 10 mt s

o lu E K Sv~ in dR niedr

SPURE bred German
She ~phe ^sups, 6 wks. old.
Tel. 64 93or 663-5568.


Ifopi ll 1ar'S individually~ Wrapped 7 011110
3"tricrtbillMitet areesyto lse in floating
Of altoliatiC dispensers. Trpi Clear tablets
are 190JI available dilorille with Istiltin
Stabilizeis 0 proetf0%C if1l 1ss dut to the
su'S p0Werffl fayS,

Tropi Cllar'Siigilycontanlirated calcillil
flypothlorite for quick pool shooting le
jelp contrf0 algae and baCterit

Tropi Clear'sGranularDichlor61 stabilizes
and cnegggggggs diclor granule fo
Silockine and~conlrf0ing agae pfobitin,
COntaills 2% 3Wilbbt8 10floine

L.o-Chlo~s SOilition for iotdy WaterfThis
iS an fetiflve Clarifier, Compatible wit lli
typS of po0l Syst08s and silfacOS..

bedroom house for overseas
visitors, short or long term.
Tele hone # 643-887 665-
720 .
1 BRAND new 5-bedroom
executive house in Diamond
New Scheme US$800 per
month. Tel. 624-7130 225-0460
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal for couple sin le
person US$500 months/
6S$0S 02aily. Call 227-354 ,
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat situated at Anira Street,
Queenstown -$45 000. Tel.
225-6966, preferably couple or
single person.
soEARhL' Cour t~LBI -1m2-
parking, tel., overhead tank,
Per aud- 225et9c88C, 5Na2r7e2s4h
ONE flat concrete building
situated at 61 Craig Public
Rnoaadke EBD f thed prpos eof
and restaurant. Aso 2--b droom
with living quarter. Contact Mr.
Joel on 266-2051, 686-0546
IMMACULATE, furnished,
secure & spacious exclusive
three-bedroom house in Khan's
Park hot & cold, air
g nr tr dEmb ssiest& In
or nz~ati~ons are welcome. Tel.

funE E(1)twto- edrom Iful y
couple or single person. Fully
rilled' and rneshed with parking
ac~ilites situated in Duncan
Street, Campbeliville. $60 000.
62ontac 1Lewis 227-2136 or
Be~5l Ar Sprin~ el Voir Court,
Grars1d, Ba arAirLamaahka
Queenstown GuySuCo Park

soUPPcERedloe fapt ofbs
equ pped wthkeg ss cases foo
for electronics and food court
rent ne Vacant contact 227-
3939, 624-8402, 225-2503.

FLAT) New Market Street (near
GtPeet,22hflooersb dsssCamic~h~ael
8148/625-1 24.
HuReOO S a~tdLe2RichP ceest
Street, Geor letown to let for
onterm,'m mon~thly rental
niweekly, by hour ai
a l rates, refrigeraTor
dooucblkbepdrosef @ na n, Tel-
227-3067 or 231-1247, 623-

15NEWLY built home
p kdtonFK sC, hot nf s dd,
newilybuilt house Republic Par
(AC, hotrand hcoldu fs ime
Counlda Park )AC hot and cold

6p.tel n6819-o4 82 6d
Kaietu R~d4 E maA ate
modern, convenient, secure
sai uosn 1uygrir t rand air2
bedrooms, 3 % baths, double
garage, etc. Agents, embassies
and 15ternatli nat organi at on
1306, 225-4413, 614-0949
619-9972, 680-1556 or emai
1988, m623- 431. Email 2-
iewa na IrealIty ya hoo.com
tusiness- Cam ~treet- US$6

usS h35 0,7qSw8 000 US8
Street -US$2 000,US$5 U00,
US$2 000, Charlotte St US 1
000, Lamaha Gardens US 3
500: Hadfield Street US 1
000, North Road US$2 000
Better Hope- -US$2 000
Brickdam $65 000, Residence -
Atlantic Gardens-US$2 500
US$3 500, US$800, Ha y
Acres US$3 500, UjS$5 6,
Lamaha Gardens US$3 500
Ogle US$3 000, Diamond;
Subryanville -US$1 500
GuySuCo Gardens US$1 500
5U0SOS206l 5000,D ond E~cces
Earl's Court US$800: Garnett
Street US$500, Success $65
000 Non Pariel $25 000, Bel
Air Park US$500.

bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
concrete bun alow on corner lot
$19.5M Norbert deFreitas
GIVE away bargain of
properties and lands starting
fromi $11M to $45M -1 Phone
2Mr26Ed6 9 M6rl8La4726, 2624
CONCRETE two-flat bld .,
D'rban S ,M opposite 6 eala7s
681-8 92, 613-2286.
contemporarily $ esigned
concrete house in rebide~ntial
area $18M. Tel. # 227-4876,
652-4 G1, 678-9331 R an.

executive s5 le 2- fla ~concrete
86e -65 -459n@ 6TM.-93 7
Ryan. _
NO AGENT red ced. Call
Heuabur i I o 7et663 t view
bedrooms, 4 bathnpoms, 2
kitchens. Suits 2 families.
ECCLES -very nice 5-
bedroom house $1 M; Eccles
-3-bedroom top fla $12M
67 -2128.
WATERLOO St. '- $47M,
$3M C/v agar$32M B~eMAir
Park $30M, Lamaha Gdns. -
$SnjM & 222507M19 03-M253e7t.c
Atlantic Gardens, Lamaha
Gardens Prashad Na ar
Sub yanville, Queenstown, I l
Air r village, Republic Park,
Enmore massive concrete -
$16.5M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
2-STOREY concrete and
EBoden propdertyaat Prospe
bestofe rNo Agn29)337t~a

1 2-STOREY, concrete
househ(3-bed~r m). Land 5cr 0 0

Trlld ct~e~d Fou ,68E461or ,
ON.E concrete property in
Camp Street with large drive
wav for truck. Reduced from
$1 M to $15M. Phone Ton_
6 id' 2et 6 2255-5479 2a

ONE Church & Thomas
Streets 3-storey with extra land
to build, next school or college
-R $3R75 000 neg 5P~ho T~ony_
5198, 231- 064, 1227-6745. We
work 7 days a week 24 hrs a day.
Cat Demerara dnewo e ectr
over looking the Atlantic pOcean.
Phone 226-0575. Email
HYPERLINK mail to:
h telregency3@ yahoo.com o
www.regencyhotelguyana .com
LAMAHA Gardens $20M
R public harC/vill32MckAtla0 i
40rdens orhRMoaBri kda~mM
Eccles 'AA' $45M, Bel Air P~a~rk-
R49M, Q~u~e tow$50$5C
carol -226-6809, 612-9785.

AveuelcRaLmh Campblile
Cta mts EsLa beneo R abli e
Park, ew arkotet Street,

bveuilin clsetoIvig telvlet,
scommns building with137fet
right o a~ ,vacant possessbion
guarantee Pricet reduedfor
k5Male0, ow asb51.5cui
Kldonn Corentn tpwo flat

seond double ot with two self-
cihtontwained ca room es, tlntc
Guardntens -rc $22M;e 1 tre-

bedroom wooden and cwoncrete
housein on doublec lo outh
Rusimveldt $14M;s 1three-
bedroom412 one leve conrete
hos onEBERO lag ot /own -
$10Mine three-bedroom,
arhtcue aaaGardens $2 tre
$48se rc tecbl mptb aark
- $3M; frot lo -M 30 x 70 -
$7Ms fontlrg lot, 30x 12 -
$110. WilsReealy- 227-612
627-8314. matrErpa

NANDY Park beautiful
fuill furnished 3-storey
bidn-US$2 000. Atlantic
Realty 226-7268 or 621-
BTTER Hope -three-
storey building suitable for
bond or school US$2 000.
Atlanti Raty. Tel. 226-7268
-or 62-58
BRAND new 3-bedroom
house cupboard, overhead
tanks, Carking spa682-B~e2 e
1 FULLY furnished apt. in
Kitty for overseas or out of
town guest. 227-2466 or 644-

bedrMom to~pOfat -$ 0 030 ,
Ba otstown 3-bedroom 'to
2-BEDROOM -$45 000,
3-bedroom $50 000

200 Ce la 8 hU 8 9
3-BEDRQOM unfurnished
h~ouse00 UCiest -Gar~dens -
KITTY $0000
Wortmanville.- 0,640 0000 B;el
rO- LJS$2S30,00C EBDS
US227520256US$1 0 0. Diana

frnniShe Fprmns EShot o
Queenstown. 226-8688 '
PRIME business place
central location. Large secure
uidnesf. otelespudonbe 683
DO hyou have property
saend, Visiic e wetc. tuo ren oor
or call 621-8271/698-6153-

sadT t e tgrleo, fu

9805, 226 9u448.
1- BEDROOM bottom flat
3R my Brds Pa t31eSoau
bath. Contact 614-7950, 218-
COUN RY style room to
let and dressmaking service
offered. Call 619-86 ~3.

p (ELF io ain e2 5 o
uri ed dupiatnrent $6 000090
227- 39.,
SSPAClOUS 3-bedroom
sem~furni'shed house in
resI entialiarea. US$600bper
monntaht Tql. #222-e 8tdl.
WELCOME overseas
n-q/t we ofefrcu oe
apartment, luxurious houses.
Pnone IDiana 227-2256.
For enuri allap252a7n8t0
225-2R8 bde eeaare~a,am4 hr
security dP
000IEON TOWN frhm $
usoooo00 a 0s oo#00nhd fa
many more. Diana 227-
;225 .

ho4e /u lding 4wdusi

9331- Ryan.

200FSOR FSTA sEacre idea lo8
business or bond. Central
Geor e7-n ,Con t10Tom.

ONE Block from the UN
fo rbo yd,b ddsscanffbe eu
Call Louie 22 -6949, 623-
FURNISHED executive
house by itself residential area
-US$1 000. Tel. # 227-4876,
652-4591, 678-9331 Ryan.
bedroom top flat with all

OR5A 6UBI encyK 22S-
BUSINESS place, Re ent
St., Iar e secure .round Roor
Ssuitab e for busi ess. K. S
0545, 642-063j.
FULLY furnished four.
bedroom executive concrete
building with all modern
facilities. Telephone 642-
BUSINESS place suitable
for Internet cafe, beauty
II ,ihone. 6-017b20uiu.
bedroom executive self-
contained apartment with all
conveniences. Telephone

5/17/2008, 9:44 PM

59 4 -
2 DESK(TOP computers 1 -

RICE mill -1 sa take, 1
pass, 1 new 6" shelter 1 %/ ton
paddy cleaner, e evators

Lo ne hf 2 e Id iven.n zT

3220-4298, 609-3311, 616-

1 NEW speed boat 20-ft.
length 6-ft. width at Vreed-en-
H3000 Stelling. Contact 688-
SIX week pure bred
G erman Shepherd cpus.
~accinated and dewormedl. fel.
S638-1807, 661-7204.



1 NEW -


6600 ~S

SIX weeks American line
pit bull pups, vaccinated and
dewormed. Tel. 638-1807

a fVNT free,. 1

-$50 OTO. Tel. 615- 919.
Lathes mamPhie 000$60060000
S69 7. Contact Roy.
GASOLENE gnerator 7
0& keW s~tar~pric neg 2 6
1 MAZDA Pick up, left
hand drive, 1 air compressor
1858 P8 8.)S1 cement mixer. Tel.
HOUSEHOLD furnishin s -
TV, bed, stove, fridge,
microwave, etc. Call. 619-59415,

inverter 2R400W t2e20 Ower 1
002050Julran -io2-4c 9, 22270

h1NE p00wwrattrplifiter f
6n~ch spaer in box 400watts.
USED tyres whole and
eid 19"slC ntl5", Fi6l 17t,1138
Eccles Public Road, EBD. Tel


TEL. 646-8809.

ONE German Shepherd,
two Doberman pus ten weeks
old, vaccinate dewormed.
Contact 266-279 611-4326.
REFILL your Hp, Dell


diesel OMen~erT R, -s e k
amplifiers, mixer, TV, digita
camcorders & cameras, Ipods
Call 671-6302.
1 50-FT drift seine fishi; a
boat complete with en ine ;l4
.Yamaha), ready to work $1.nvi
8~27 -3245; 226-5125, 610-

m I HEK cuapc rdH dbor I
Sleai, Simarupa and Inixed
hardwood. Startingi from $2
000. Call 669-7360 Ann.

dom uers tel / ilosx gui os
digihal cameras. Plasmna T~s.
Crown!QSC A-mplifier-, celestion/
eminence speakers. Contact
226-6432, 623-2477-


64580C HYMAC. CALL 698-
CONTACT 624-8315

SERIES. TEL. 62~4-5632, 664-


2.5,11 TiaYO7T8A 625070-686M8dl
ONE AE 150 Corona.
excellent condition. Tel. 644-
TOYOTA Corolla AE 91
Levin Yellow. 225-7143/676-

1 X450 Lexus Larid
Cruiser $9.2M, neg. Call 618-
CALL 624-7164
AskMALL b~u~s Lte Ace i64'P3-
1-AT 192 CARINA in
exeln I nition. $ 1.2m.
VEHICLE for sale Model
'M' truck with winch and Turbo
1 KZH 110 diesel 15-seater
min dusT .11 1ad~ed, never
1 SUZUKI Vitaia, 1600cc
4x4, power windows, etc.
excellent condition. Tel. 616-

ONE 2006 .Single Cab
Tacoma with four cylinderC, 8
0-7k~ms8.for $4.2M~ neg. Call
FOR sale by owner AE 110
Sprinter. Exce lent condition
$ .41M neg0CalO 627-5316F /
.owered, automatic, mags, Iul
lih,6etc. Excellent condition'
Tl 16-9884.

Turd~rao~w~n~e leoaav d clouota
Price to sell Contacf Dhanny.
Call d638-9010.nable offer
re use .
1 AT 150 Corona $515
000 neg. Spoiler, alarm, AC
cinelernts ek rs c nd c
Call 610-2723.

I adda mg r ims alr

HONDA Accord, V-Tec,
2200cc, manual, chrome
mas Soi ivr suSte~nsion

bndH NDA anw~hew0 durivem AT
steering $3.2M, Honda pATV 4
x 4 bike, 2007 model $3M.
Tel. 227-4040, 628-0796.
1JAILING Motorcycle
CE),Purle,1 Toyo~ta Canina
sednPHH Series (Gold). Both
excellent condition. Contact
Mrs. Khan -226-5400.
4 AT 192 Carina -$1 250
000, $1 375 000. Dave Auto
Sale's Lot 10 Croal Street
Stabroek. Tel. 231-3690, 647-
0329. 699-3662.
RVR RAV-4, CRV, 4-
RunCes, ingebauns'x~tr~as s
buses. Dave Auto Sales. Tel.
231-3690, 649-0329, 699
ONE (14 AT 192 Toyota
nave t- p witt lc toe
manual transmission,
performance Flywheel, pressure
place and clutch system.
performance exhaust system,
al-whe Idteccbr kii osystemg
mag wheels. Price ne otiable
Contact 650-8803, 6 8-5080
1 SINGLE Cab solid deff,
back and front (3Y engine)
$1.8M, 1 3L Single Cab
never registered 3.3M, 1 _
4 x 4 Tundra -$3 9M, 1 _

(22R enn~eg $1.4M ne 1

$429 2 1 H nma aCRV top
condition, mu20c t~o p~aartyowiah .
$3.86/1, 1 Single Cab F 150
4x 4 -$2.9M, 1998 (Diesel)
Surf enclosed $6M, 1 -1996
Toyota 4-Runner full powered
27Mo. manual) dtitydi pad)
Spurhave vo -a Drhc


000, $1 261520 AORIN1A80050000
Dave Auto Sales Lot 10 Croal
Street, Stabreek. Tel. 231-
3690, 649-0329. 699-3662.

EFI $900 000 each1.NDa[Ce oa o
Sales Lot 10 Croal Street,
Stabroek. Tel. 231-3690. 649-
0329, 699-3662.
AE 91 COROLLA/S printer

O 1 2AIA KK, 7A

npier CD d omp vior g ,
owere'"d 74 Sheriff St., C/villeV

Nat registered


Call: 665-7202

mod YOTALL2121 Cina, rew
powered, AC automatic,
alarm, registered in 200M, runs

hShaha61 b r826

powerN3, Ain 21mr aculual
condition. Tel. No. 265-3694
TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab, PKK Serie~srAeC, (42x81.
Contacta 2cky 225-1400
621-5902. *
1 TOYOTA 212 C~arina -
(PJweSedries) automatic ,rfue"V
$1404M.621on5ac 2R ky 225-

043402, 621-927-99 2
SLINCOLN Town car stretch
se ice sne otiabe Phneed s

capaciSts From $475 00 n
Phne24-8402, 227-3939, 26
2005 ORD Mowndcrteo car
17,00mouilesi, fully loaded, os
wihT n osof extras grctclyne PK
see ries $3.3M.bl Phone 6480,
225-2503, 227~-3939.
powered aut0omatic exclln
condcity.n $2oM Phoe 64
Po a 8402, 227-3939, 2520.
BMW5 325i Conve crtbe
2h7-n0 mie9369.4-8N2SANeic kOu3
ofextras cai ew spe BK
series $950 000. Phon 624- 42
84-202, 227-3939, 2-20.

auowrd O uomt c c BKFKORD F215M
8 ,e. 22P-33h 2e2s7-2393,
FORD F-150199 li htin e
SVT en ine BKK sieries 1.9 .
Phone%2-99 624-8402 250,
225-2503. NS' Pcu
FOtRD F-2b50 bgg automatic fou
wherel drv GKK seres
2h5n0348402, 227-9, 3939, 03

Etaautomatic recentlye $22
overautaled$900. Phone 22-99
2733,624-8402, 225-253

11ayerneBK soierPie -
25-1400M 6201 a99, 62.Rocky

(Private)0 automatic, fully
where d'AC, maa ris.rice
$1.4M.en Condtac ock $225-
1400, 621-5902. 22-9

1xr T 00TOYOTAc rExtra
cvrable t9 .40 )3iauMconta
-1-93 40802 or 2-590

(4dl EP 71auTo icaStarletC-
excellent condition. Price
S700 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400. 621-5902.
Pr aAE 110uTOYOTiA Co oll
powered, AC, mags, CD, alarm
Price $1 325 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400,621-5902.

autmaics, fullyowerti d AC
mag rims ACD pa ayris (4x)
hla~eCardly used, Pimmculate
onnt nRoc~krce 225 OM
10 621-5902 .

auoaiflypowered, AC, 2"ncem
crash bris, roo rack (4 x 4,
harlarm 7seat, 3 R eainlaes
mmculateon Prcniin rice -
$7.7Mt Contcty Rok 22- 225
10C621- 02 GTouin
WagnnewfrmJapuan fully
powres odrs oor vsrac roo rack,

Cmarinae RAV-4.on All ecellen
condtio. Contact Leonard 2
226931, 617-1505.
1 OLAT 21 A A- full
powered, ACr CDlar ero ralarm
Caollr 25-316 621-s 875. On

~il-LM D~ PROV 7 SERif

New in box,
COunterfeit detection
using UV and Magnetic
Ink, External
Display, 1000 notes per
rninute, 110 and 220
Volts, $120 000

Call. 6 AO road

Kelvinator, side-by-side ice
maker, stainless steel 26 cubic

nltr 68 R2b S~t et. o ot e

1 EXECUTIVE 5-piece
suite, 1 27" Sharp TV, 1
san aer a~nd pite tab
1 cabinet TV stand. Tel. 222-
2691, 660-8880
tyes SET 20"ch~r0me rims aid
- 2 000 body kit for 1996 to
1999 To ota, 4-runner, price
$240 00 automatic c icken
wier rvsailab e. 2Ca01 6w1h8 e6s9a

I 700 KVA~ GEN
250 HOURS S10M.

(12 FT &t 14 FT) LONG
$100) 000 EACH.

IALL DYES $600O 000.

HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis, rent a direct TV for after
a hard days work, you~ ca elhax
withnneuroffami ad wye
more informa lon contact #
231-6093, 227-1151,

headSAR~obinSon Sould r, 11 2
sunrdn'erum1 ban sawrpd nr

round blocks, sI tted knives
flat knives, saw blade, 1
hoister fork lift 2-ton, 1 GE
u ri ht freezer, 1 Locus Mill,
27 P 2 iolners, 2 morticer,
Smith's 5- ead Moulder, 1
cross cut saw, etc. Tel. 256-
3925, 674-0856, 684-5115.
NOW in stock at Ram's
Auto Spares 114 Light Street,
Alberttown. Phone 226-6325.
227-1454, 624-1909. All model
forklift: H ster, Caterpillar

eso a K VA t 0 VA e kn
Lister/Petter also one (1)
woo 1pl pi odtl n action opb m
three (3) Ford County 4-wheel
drive 6 cylinder tractor M/F
4248 tractor, Ford 6600 4-wheel
dnive tractor some of the tractor
have Bowdon winch. We stock
Spnresu min Leyandd. Bie mi
pt r,2 rekins3 ml -odels. Deutz

ONE kennel two sections,
nme Bs ggs w& Str ttoen H
condition. Tel. 682-0103, 652-
3065, 218-0434

first t m~e ininG yan Pea
Direct TV. Fo mr
information, Call o227-6m r7e
n crowapvel s oess, dininafridtg
E nd chairs, wardrobe, TV beds
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-
2 894.

'g 1

in ver good
COn ition.
Ready to work
Private owvner-
Alson new and
used parts
available for
04 a De

ONE bun alow three-
bedroom house toilet and bath
cocrictae nd re miin ie s a

mn other, pleapsl naear t ua

MUST Go 1- 6" Land
dredge with 2-4 cylinder,
Perkins 1000 Series, complete
w Ih 6c~amrp dpes, etc. $3.2m.
Call~~~ 60 38
1 3-TON single phase, cold
storage unit. Price $19M
neg 1 air6" head rest
meon~itors. 1 12". L7 kicker

motors, belits. valves n ,
Ot.T~e nician availa le. Call
PROJECTION television
S~ony 5i inches. Sony 57
,nches. Sony 65 ,rnches X(BR
Hitacl-i 6d ;ich. Phillips
^ 7 non.n from $2415
Nut iiGient rF .ab Sbor~enedt
i m 225-4631,

Discovery, V8
Gasoline engine, 4x4,
Excellent Condition,
Fully Loaded, Fully
Serviced, Low
Mieage, New Paint,
Brakes,Altenator, etc.
Asking $3.5M neg.

1 DOUBLE cab To ota
HIru scIsdhed vh ce 33F5F
5064, 613-1241.
1 TOYOA Ceres, PHH
mu~si 2s1 ro nAC. oCnadl6

2 192 CARINAS and 1
Marino Ceres for sale. Phone
Do. 220-5b?44 or 670-5538 -
Dan or Bib.
ONE 2-door To ota Celica
good working condi ion -$27d
00neg. Call 649-6224
DIESEL four-door transit
vans. Low fuel consumption.
Contact Tom. Tel. 227-0190,
ONE AE 81 Corolla in
excellent condition. Price
$00 0O6 Tel. #610-5715 or
Contact A. Kina 225-4443
225-4534, 62 -7628 and
Toyota Ipsum.

Omni~b ses f70 sale. E265R9
1 DOUBLE cab To ota
Hilux crashed vehicle PFF
series sold as is. Tel. 335-
5064, 613-1241.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner. left
hand drive, excellent
condition. Price $5.8M neg.
Call 618-1696.
ONE 170 Carina,
excellent condition. Price
$780 000.Tel. # 276-1415,

notale CNr ac S. A3l

TOYOTA Corona 170,
NowkiSg jus~terespkr y Tsc~hen
excellent condition AC, music.
PLL 1612. Call 639-4061.
639-2053, 270-4246.
ONE CRV, PKK Series.
pul lkeaded.riCDexcel (
condition Call 688~-6028.

O-^^ n D 7n ,Ec.

Now in stock for

*h fis iei

Guyana: Pre-paid



SAMMYS Coconut Ex orts -
copra, any amount. 657-6857.
1 MAID to work at Eccles
area. Must be able to cook.
Contact 225-9700 or 623-9972.
know to operate computer, 1 half
day Domestic 2~25-8103, 614-
GENERAL Domestic
especially to cook lunch and
press. 7 am to 3 pm, Bel Air
Park. Call 667-0192.
ONE day shift handyman
and one Cleaner. Tennessee
Entertainment Centre. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242. 8 am to 4 pm.
BARTENDER to work at an

ot own bAGwd wlor.M t hve
ex erience. Call #225-2535,
62 -6909.

ONE sale girl to work at
Payless Store on Regent Street.
Ae between 16 -25. Call 223-
BASSANT Taxi Service
wanted drivers, dis watchers and
6onract cars. 22 -0237,227-
ONE live in domestic to do
general house work no cooking
18- 35 years old. Call 648-000 .
1 LIVE-IN maid from
country area (No cooking) only
Cleaning send application post

boONE s le giri to work at

bs~detwSe 16n R. eCtt e2e3t

want6Sdi drTv, disaxtcher viti
contract cars. 22n-0237,227-
URGENTLY needed one
d metic to wk6in Geo~r etwn.


unfurn shEdN apartm en frdrent

wa i nuIsr StSEBSettorworok
Jam's Bar $7 500 week.
Could I~ve-in. Call 220-270 '
1 MAID, 1 Cook. Age 40 -
45 experience, 2 references.
Contact Sanjay's Jewellery -

23S5263RITY Guards. Appijn
person B.M. Ente rise Inc. GFL
Wharf, Houston, East Bank



CALL : 225-Q445/226-5245-9)

_~__~_I I_

?6 u.t::cia'i::

CALL 690-7911. -
200, PKK Series. Contact
Shelley Mon. Frl. 9 am -
4 pm. Tel. 227-0097,'227-1964.
1 RZ EFI Long Base
minibus, mags, immaculate
condition, BJJ Series. Tel. 269-
0258, 627-7017, 675-6401.
immaculate condition, PJJ.
AC, music. Price $1 350 000.
Tel. 639-9914, 662-1156 or
ONE AT 170 Carina, PFF

3odtin 3rc 70 0000 ng

Tel.#6131588 23408.

3 AE 100- Corolla
S printer, private.
RIBVOP WOrked re

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Ihickdoom

Tel: 225-9700

Pric neotabu .
atNIS AN maCefi ,CD

1 AT 192, 1-Wagon and 2-
Long Base minibuses, BJJ
Series, in immaculate
condition. Brand new tractors
with agricultural tyres. Call 672.
car. EC r lama d wa uoly
powerepd,AC TV, CD, visor, etc.
74 Sheriff St., C/ville. 225-
i mclte condition 2C~a2

S1 HNDA Anc cor P

JUST arrived 1 Toyota
Nadia @ the wharf, fuliv loaded
- $250 0)00 $300 000, less
than any quotation. Call 223-
6909, 6 9-2314.
GOING cheat, EP 71
Starlet, 4 doors, A tape deck
in excellent condition. Tel. K
CAB PICKUPL2001 Model, 5.
Zped M4T.150 0003 9T0 8 0
GRAND Cherokee Ltd. -
Leather interior,hspinners; Acura
Ieen C- ctrItePricr 1

1 TOYOTA Mark 2
cnirin Contactm6m5-c07e ,
641-8645, 227-3128.
1 AT 170 TOYOA Carina,
PGG series. Price $620 000
neg. Call 662-0195, 234-0230.
1 AE 100 MARINO fl
powered with mag, spoiler, CD
Alarm in excellent condition.
PGG Series. Price $1.1M
neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-6397.
1 AT 192 CARINA f/
powered with ma AC & CD
In excellent condition $1.3 -
5M neg. Tel. 266-2461, 625-
Everything must go! NZE car,
NZE Wa on, Vitz, Corolla G-

1 Cadri a. Hood Aco
Ray's Onle Stop Auto Parts 74
Sheriff St., C/ville. 225-6356

(immaculate condition), CD
player, cr stal lights, full
Dowered, AC. Tel. 643-656 ,
212 192 Carina, AE 100
Srnter & G-Touring Wa on
A i170 Corona, itsuhishj
Lancer. 227-2834, 621-6037 -
TOYOTA Carina 212
To ota Corolla 1'40, Lancer (1
800 000 each). Call Auto
Trader 227-4846, 225-5903,
628-3998. Sale lasts for one
buses, BJJ Series rims, CD

LB 150 scooter Motor
Scooter, good working
Coondtiticon.C PIce n~e ot a~b7
627-7287, 225-5886.
1 RZ minibus Long Base
BJJ Series, full-time 4-whee
drive diesel. Price $1.5M neg.
Call 619-5869, 216-1914.

trAk G 1 Av~al 4a Ahee laid
Tel. # 629-6707, 220- 063.

16" ch~rom2imAR Aul rf ed
PKK series. Price negotiable
Call 266-2722, 629-2551

---. i

2 AT 170 Carina aml

music, EFL

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickda m
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
TOYOTA Carina AT 170
Corolla, Corolla Ae 91 Corolla
SErvjd W~a n.5C~all City Taxi

f 2u 2TOY dA Land sCr is

a0 5m tic K r oen e 2 a~n~ual

One 9 seater Vanette Mini-
Bus used Private GDD series
$375,000 One Morris Marino
Car from ~ngland automatic, 5
seater, ood condition PLL
series 750,000 cash. 650-
1 580C Hymac.
Excellent condition, 1 low bed,
1 192 Carina, excellent
condition. Call 688-1327, 682-
mnONE 3B3GGBedfoej, onew tZ
music and mags, in good
condition. Tel. 265-4726, cell

GGEOSNSE Nissa Cor va
4861, 233-3105.
anTWhOre(2) T yotaaTcuondras
1 AT 170 Carina stick
gear, masspoiler excellent
conditionaQPrice $675 000. 1
RZ minibus L-Base. Price -
$690 000. Phone 268-3953/
One To ota Land Cruiser -
fully loaded owered. Leather
interior, new tres, mags hardly
used, stral ht six aasolene

One En gl ish made
Morris Marino never
registered automatic 5
seater -$525 000 eCredit
8a 4be arranged. Te:226-
1 AT 212 new model, late
.PKK series, fully loaded, musi6

rse nv rgsee6, luu
loaded, music, AC, low
mileage. Telj 640- 7201 220-
5921. s

BUYING/selling of used.
Contact Dave Auto Sales. Lut
10 Croal Street, Stabroek. Tel.
231-3690, 649-0329, 699-3662
NZE Corolla, 212 Carina, AT
192 Carina, AT 170 Carina/
Corona, AE 91 Corolla/Sprinter.
RZ buses, pickups and many
1 TOYOTA front cargo, 5-
door automatic, fully powered.
AC PM, PW, crystal lights..
di ial panel, ABS, ~dual air bag,
CD player, vear 2000, never
egis6e d02424/52M20ne 17C1 /2a7
2 NISSAN Titans $53 500
00000.2F Tao eTuda Isbe350000
an 5 don Mas ca br


~~\ B

2 AT 170 Carina and
COPoRB, Prhrat0
& HiP0. Mags,
music, EFl.

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Stree
behind Brickdom
Police station
Tel: 225-9700

AC AT O2 10 03 V Az 1N1Z
121,2To ota Carina motor car

Wago 21 T 1 6, Mtsubishi
Garolan motor car AEA1A.
AE10Toyota Starle EP 1 rcin

ota Ateeza; Caia AT 12;
Naon T:E~ta Visa;LanerCeia
dinoa Wtaron -P Toeot Land

Ksu Cnb hca a s rkt k ot

AuoSales, 207 Sherif Sixth
Streets, Cambellle -o 226- t

4939,n 624-07 2. Anoam Land
Cuservc (flyo c oan d) trust


PART-TlsIM Clneanerucs to wrk
2pe NIGHT Guardtos to work
inezr Soesyke. Tele 225-9304.

russ.aO rdNT sA rtyharriv t th

ONEt piexpe u riened female
Cook atowrk inle inervior el 683- in
1viae DISPATCHER Atowok
teveniashit Cam~ell 23-50 or -
225-9, 2406. nm
Guardsc yoand maleight

227-192,616579 9Pulc
COYNTRC cars needed at
Class -icCb.Mus ble inet hire
inhTel. 621-548 22-5
2 PORHTEuRdS prefrabe
000osdk. Tel. 225-1837-
APERSNTR to 0 sel ritson


comuer experience, Weaitess
andk Ba rte n nderir. Tel. 688-85.

Re uirements: English and
Mat s Accounts will be an
asset. Vaiters/Handyboy: Apply
in person with ~written~
a ligationn to Re en~c Suites/
en-Rust98G Hfied Sf, Werk-
TRINIDAD: one honest
Nann ~from the country side,
age 35-50),o to do li ht
reuework aande rabysi dwo

aco tmrdation pra ided. dal

wO NoEs slei Onc oAssistn

appli ation an p 2 references
and Police Clearance to:
Astroarts International
Marketing, 305 East Street,
South Cummingsburg,

ASSISTANT Night Cook &
Waitresses. Call 222-6708,
between 12 pm and 5 pm
1 MALE to work and
supervise about 10 staff on a
ine Hi wy. AeS30-5 ykre
old. Salary -$ 0 000 per
month. Tel. 225-9304-
MALES ad f mles t
work in faatory eMast be
btp2 8n age e 18ad a 4

ta ke E Ea R r a n g C l e r n st M t

have CXC. Sales irls
Intelligent), Sewing mac ine
Operators and Clippers.
Attractive pay. Apply in person
@ R. Sookraj & Sons. 108
Regent St., Lacytown, G/town.

HOUSES to rent or sell.
bunse Ir 9 tfaurt a e

4a2 -BrEROM e r3 00 -
259-0275, 259-0505.
ONE experienced. Mechanic
to work In Interior. One
experienced Driver to drive
private car. Tel. 647-8040/777-
URGENTLY needed, 2 field
officers to work in field on East
Coast Dem.. Person must be
living between Ogle & Lusignan.
Call 234-0164.
SECURITY Guards. A ply in
Cernc ahnd r1c) e fereoncee
Must be able to work shift.
Dawncari Int'l, 42 Public Road,

make ar, Eurryn cos
Hack's Halaal R staurant, 5
Commerce St., G/town. 9 am -

AGGRESSIVE sales person
to work in electronic store, pass
experience would be an asset
sen1d a plication to post box -
tools $3000 daily. Apply Guyana
Variety Store & Nut C~entre 68
Robb Street Lacytown,
MATURE driver to drive car
Must have at least 3 ears

Lyna Voarit ne h8e oP b
GENERAL Domestic
especially to cook dinner and
press. 4pm 8 pm. No
Saturday, Sunday or Holidays.
Not needed when school s
closed. Call 667-0192.
SALES person to sell
cellular and land phones, I~pods,
Mp4 and accessories. Appcants
rh ul ha v t a lnec s I rtm e h
commission.Apl uaa
Lacytown, Georgetown.

f:r. C. W yrdr weI 333q 31 -1 i:1. o .:- Ors

bulig ne ySTbOR YnD
thue heart of New
Ams erddarmstcl .Pa
333-2457, 337-2 48.
2-STOREYED house with
large land space, corner of'
Edinbur East Bank
Berbice. Tel: 265-3419, 622-
3879 -Andy.

BUSINESS premises at
Edinburgh Village, near Main
et nn7. toPGilasegowhaHrT i
business; in operation. For more.
details call, owner on 333-0127.
GOING business place
e, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -
fuigly rlled in N/A. Call 333
UPPER flat of, two-
bu eesesdpu boua aocat d
in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634

situated aANRoSeOHalEDT ownd
Markert Street, o poosite the
6M~ark~et86Codliqc7941.nette on

Restaurant and Bar, 3 19
Main Streef 1New Amsterdamn,
Berbice. .Tel.. 333-2126, 333-1
3880, Fax: '333-4151. Email

9 ftO wdth 5A~f det t,0 Ibl
seine, 2 48: Yamaha en lne,.
fully equipped, Contact 66-I
6649, 611-9954.

GX 9Q ,MARK 11, in
;ood condition. Contact
339-452`5 or 613-6990
1 IriSSAN Pathfinder I.-
poFered.a atic),rdr Du pj
Truck, just rebuilt. Never:
used. Nigh Hawk
motorcycle. T`:`el. h338-2345.


5/17/2008. 9 412 PM



TIhe M~inistry of Labour, H3uman7 Services and Social Security invites
suitably qualified Bidders to submit bids for the following civil works




2. Bidding will be conducted through the N'ational Competitivie Bidding
(N CB) procedures, specified inl the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all
bidders in7 Guyana.

3. Bid documents for the above works can be purchased from the Cashier at
the Ministry of Labour, H~umnan Services and Social Secu~rity for a nlon-
refundable sum of $5,000.00 for the project listed at (a) and (b) and
$3.500.00 for the projects at (c)

4. Submission of bids must be in a sealed envelope, and clearly marked on the
topl left-hand "the name of eachl project".

5. ` Each bid must be accompanied by valid Compliance Certificates from the
G~uyana Revenue Authlority (GRA) andi Nationlal Insurance Schemne (N1S)
and deposited in the Tender Box Ministry of Finance. Bids without valid
certificates will be disqualified.

6. Bids mulst be accompanied with a bid security amounting t-o thle sum fo~r
works described in (a):and (b) one hundreds and twenty-five thousand

Gur wanrk dolaesribedlin5,0)n mBd Scurity is requiredd.

7. Bid documents must be addressed as stated below and submitted not later
than 09:00 h on 3'"'June 2008.

~National Board of Irocurement anld'ender
Miinistry of Fmance
Main and Urqu~hart Streets,

8. Bidders: are reminded thalt only original bid documents along with a copy
mle to be submitted and must nlot be tampered with.

9. Bidders or their represent ati ves are invited to witness the openi ng of'the bid
documentson1 3'" 3u~e 200C8 at 09:00 h at the Ministry ofFinance.

10. Tlhe Ministry of Labour. Human Services and Social Security reserves the
right to reject anly or all tenders without assigning reasons. ~

Pennanent Secretary



Mls. Rebekah Ganesh of Lot 1790 Section 'C' Block 'Y' Great Diamond and
formerly of 'C' Grove Truck Line, East Bank Demerara or her
representative, is asked to contact the Legal & Conveyancing Officer of the
Central Housing and Planning Authority at 41 Brickdam & United Nations
Place, within 14 days of the date of this notice.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority


The Beterverwagting Triumph Neighbourhood D~emocratic Council invites
suitably qualified person to fill the post of OVERSEER
Applicant must be between the ages of 25 and 45 yrs, and possess at least
passes in English Language and Maths at GC'E 'O' Level, or CXC or
equivalent or certificates in Accounting and mustbe computer liter-ate.
Applicant should have at least 2 years experience in a managerial or
supervisory position.
Application must be accompanied by two character references and recent
Police Clearance.
Closing date May 30, 2008.

Please address application to "'The Chair-man, B eterverwlagting/Triumph
NDC's Office, 88-89 Market Street, Triumph, East Coast Demerara. Tel.

On top right hand of envelope state

"Application for Overseer."

f0 ~B~e~ ~i~l: i'

From back page

lead after Cardiff, playing in
their first final since their
only victory in 1927, had been
the better side in the opening
Despite their early running
and territorial domination, the
best chance before the goal also
fell to Kanu.
He should have put Ports-
niouth ahead after 22 min-
utes when he outpaced cen-
tral defender Roger Johnson,
took the ball wide of
Enckelman, who had a poor

first half, then missed a great
chance when he hit the post
and side-netting from an
acute angle.
Portsmouth's 4-5-1 forma-
tion produced few scoring op-
portunities, apart from the one
Kanu missed and the one he
scored, but it proved effective in
the end.
Cardiff, attempting to be-
come the lowest-ranked team to
win the FA Cup since 1901,
looked dangerous on the break
with Paul Parry having an at-
tempt saved by David James af-
ter 13 minutes and creating an

opening for Kevin
McNaughton five minutes be-
fore the break when he might
have attempted a shot of his
Johnson also went close
with a header fi-om a Peter
Whittingham free-kick, but
despite taking the game to
Portsmouth Cardiff failed to
score when they were on top.
They did, however, have
the ball in the net just before
halftime when Glenn Loovens
lobbed the ball over James and
under the crossbar but referee
Mike Dean had already blown

for a handball by the Dutch de-

Portsmouth improved in the
second half ivith Lassana Diarra
and Niko Kranjcar dominating in
midfield and taking the game to
the Championship team with
some excellent passes and well-
timed runs.
Cardiff, who replaced tir-
ing veteran Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink for the last 20
minutes, then rallied as time
began to run out and only
some frantic defending by the
Portsmouth back line kept
theiu goal intact in the closing
Portsmouth's fifth 1-0 win
from their sixth match in the
competition this season
clinched a UEFA Cup place and
meant Harry Redknapp be-
came the first English man-
ager to guide team to success
in the final since Joe Royle of
Everton inl1995.



Kanu leads P~or;';tsmouth...

Pollydore holds

Slim lead ...

From back page

be up for grabs in today's third stage.
Pollydore explained that after racing at the back of the
chasing pack for -most of the first stage, he finally .con-

pain in his lower back "Land I nearly died" (a term used to
describe one's feelings during cycle races'l.
He said on his return to Gu\ans on Mocnda\. he went and
had a scan done- on hri back\ and it w as diso~ered that the last
two vertebras wereS rubbing against ec~h other. but he was de-
termined to coinlpet In the three-stage race so be had to en-
dure the pain. "W'hen the spnnr ,tarted Just after descending
from the bridge (Canje), I died, but kept floating with the lead-
ing pack and had to sa~le for fifth
He said during the second stage, there \nas a lot of lash-

ind b% he t ries aut he jmst kept o eiach breakn

2003, said the Ilocall based ndlerj hate a Lot of speed but he
wouldd use fuseipenrncero the max today to see if hecan come
our Inl \: Ipa nt back into niy saddle in February this year so
I'm not really race-fit," Poll\ idre, who wou nineuc meda nzjls
in Cubs in 1992, stated.
The captain of the Link Cyle Club in Anguilla said
he is optimistic that he will do well in roda?'s stage, espe-
ciallS in the Linden Higbhay where the terrain is hilly.

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sincere appreciation to all those who offered prayers, sent cards,
expressed concer-n and sympathy through words of comfort,
telephone calls and who, through their kindness helped cushion the
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Special thanks to Shaik Moen-ul-Hack, the Executives and staff of
the Central -Islamic Organisation of Guyana, Imam Shaheed
Mohamed, Ayube Hamid, Naeem Nasir, Executives and members
of the Queenstown Jama Masjid, the Executives and members of
the Muslim Youth Orgoanisation, the staff' and customers of Jiffi
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wishers, locally and overseas, whose support, prayers and comfort
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Special thanks to Dr. Nehaul Singh and staff of the Pathology
Department of the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation,
Management and staff of Lyken's .
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and along with Gambhir pbw
ered Delhi to a blistering start,
scoring 68 off the Powerplay
overs, though they were lucky
not to fall early.
Yuvraj Singh spilled a sit-
ter as Sehwag got a top edge
off Sreesanth in the third over,
and two balls later, Gautam
Gambhir got a thick outside
edge, but VRV Singh was slow
off the blocks at third man.
Gambhir provided the
early momentum, making
room against Irfan Pathan to
send the ball racing through
the off side.
He was fortunate that a
few mistimed shots managed
to stay clear of the fielders.
Sehwag, who had been getting
a thin share of the strike, carted
consecutive sixes off VRV
Singh through the off side, be-
fore he steered a fuller delivery
wide of the keeper to make it
22 for the over,
Ramesh Powar was
brought in after the
Powerplays, and he castled
Gambhir. That didn't deter
Sehwag, who smashed a four
and six in Piyush Chawla's

NOT even 20 overs were
bowled but there was no
shortage of excitement and
drama as Kings XI Punjab
inched closer to a semi-final
spot with a win that was
sealed in a somewhat cha-
otic finish to a rain-short-
ened game with a six off the
final ball.
Delhi, who made the early
running in the tournament, now
have ten points from 11 games
and face a fight to make the last
Virender Sehwag and
Gautam Gambhir delighted the
home crowd at the Feroz Shah
Kotla with some fireworks be-
fore the first rain interruption
but it was the unbroken 63-run
stand, off just 27 balls, between
Mahela Jayawardena and Luke
Pomersbach that clinched the
match for Punjab under the
Duckworth-Lewis rules as an-
other spell of rain brought about
a premature finish.
The two had added 51 in

just three overs to turn a pre-
carious position into one of

Bhatia the eighth over,
Bhatia, mixing up the pace,
drastically brought down the
scoring in his first five deliver-
ies. With the rain beginning to
come down, Punjab, after 7.5,
were at 88 for 3 and, had an-
other dot ball followed, the
scores would have been tied un-
der the D/L method.
Jayawardena, though, sized up
the situation, and a shorter ball
was put over deep midwicket
for six.
With the showers inten-
sifying, the umpires called
for the covers, and after a bit
of confusion, the match was
called off, with Punjab pick-
ing up their seventh win in
eight games.
Sehwag would repent the
over he bowled in the chase, in
which he conceded 22, but per-
haps the result would have been
different had rain not inter-
rupted his innings.
He had decided to bat after
a light drizzle delayed the start,

first over, then stepped out
against Powar and deposited
him over midwicket, before
rain halted Delhi's innings at
94 for one after 8.1 overs.
A long interval followed.
Sehwag, on 47 off 19, appeared
to have lost his touch on re-
sumption, as Delhi came out
with the intention to clear the
boundaries with the innings re-
duced to 11 overs. They lost
wickets in a flurry, and strong
winds didn't aid batting either.
James Hopes bowled an excep-
tional final over, giving away
just three, and Sehwag had
crawled after the resumption,
managing just four off nine de-
Punjab were chasing a re-
vised target. of 123, but a
charged-up fielding effort
from Delhi had them in
trouble. Shikhar Dhawan and
Shoaib Malik both got under
a skier from the in-form
Shaun Marsh, before
Dhawan managed to hold on
after avoiding a collision.
Glenn McGrath had given
away just three in the first over,
before Yuvraj Singh, who had

delightfully steered Pradeep
Sangwan to the leg-side bound-
ary before making room and de-
positing one in the off-side
stands, hit him for consecutive
It seemed to be a captains'
day out but Yuvraj mistimed a
pull off a slower baHl, and un-
like Punjab's sloppy efforts in
the field, Delhi's fielders
managed to take some stun-
ning catches.
Amit Mishra, the leg-spin-
ner, removed Hopes.soon after,
and Punjab were left-needing 90
off 42. Then Sehwag came on and
the match turned. Jayawardena,
who hadn't made much of an im-
pact in the tournament, deftly
guided one past shokt' third man,
before reverse-swdqping to beat
the same fielder. Aphther swept-
four and a Pomer~tach six had
Punjab's innings uji aMid running
again, and two sikps,were bit in
Mishra's next.Poeshh8:i f

Farveez Maharoof brought up
the fifty stand offjlst 19 balls,
and the final:iblew from
Jayawardena left Delhi with a
sinking feeling. (Cricinfo)

Mahela Jayawardena
sealed the deal with a last-
ball six for Kings XI Punjab.

strength, before Sehwag
handed all-rounder Rajat

lengers' woefullIPL campaign
plunged to new depths at the
Sawai Mansingh Stadium as
they slumped to a 65-run
drubbing at the hands of
Rajasthan Royals, who are
virtually assured of a place in
the semi-finals with their
eighth win in ten games.
Apart from the toss, every-

thoroughly abject performance
with the ball, bat, and mn the
Swapnil Asnodkar and
Graeme Smith were the pro-
tagonists for Rajasthan, putting
to ether l09cin mere 12.2
century stand for the team be-
fore Shane Watson applied the
finishing touches with a 28-ball
46. They finally settled for 197,
a ih wse-ua tohmh man fo
I e~ly lacking rm fdorand o-
The first three wickets
,endndownu wh na I4deliveird
struck a defiant 36-ball 75,
the resultdwasd ner in dut

despite afternoon temperatures
soaring to 48 degrees Celsius,
and if that wasn't bad enough
his bowlers were subjected to a
pummelling by Asnodkar and
Smith, who cut, drove, pulled
and edged the rivals to distrac-
With two wins in nine
gmes i anal reu culds Ive
instead, through the early ex
changes it was Rajasthan that
got the rub of the green as both
batsmen targeted the third-man
region regularly.
Asnodkar got a 50, but it
was one of the most uncon-
vincing half-centuries of the
tournament, as he got the
benefit of an lbw shout then

wiktkeepe off Jcq e
After seven overs Rajasthan
were motoring along at 63 with-
out loss, thanks mostly to
Asnodkar, but Smith soon
joined in the act, making room
and striking the ball cleanly
over mid-on and midwicket.

Abdur Razzak became the
first Bangladesh player to get
an IPL game, but his start was
hardly auspicious: he began
with ano-ball which was edged
for four by Smith, and the
free hit was deposited on the
midwicket roof.
Those early exchanges
swung the momentum
Rajasthan's way, and they
so Anid K mble f Illet b
his first wicket of the tour-
nament, but Asnodkar's de-
parture only brought in the
even more destructive
Watson, who quickly made
his presence felt with a
cohueple Kf subplerb tull h ot

fractionally short.
Smith reached his
half-century in the same
over, pulling the last ball
of Kumble's spell over
midwicket for six. Dravid
turned to pace, medium
pace and spin, but the run-
fest continued unabated as
Watson teed off whenever
the ball was pitched on a
le gth,ulrleeng hi srarms to
As has happened
throughout the tournament,
Bangalore were let down in
the field as well. Apart from
Patil's poor form behind the
stumps, hr weoe emisfields


.In cherished memory of our
GOCOOL of 9 T'heatre Alley &
Republic Rioadl. N/A, Berbice who
: departed this life on May 15,199~1.
. jieventeen (17) years hav\e. passed
I, on7 ~ !ce that sad day
2 is hen our beloved Jloe wa;s called away
wonderfull person has gone to rest
Hewas kind^ loving and true
His memory would always be with usw Itl
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Kings X1 Punjab edge closer in rain-reduced game



Persaud inspires

Devonshire Castle to victory
.. ls o Rvn
EXPERIENCED opening batsman Basil Persaud hit an aggres-
sive 54 to inspire Devonshire Caistle (DC) to a comfortable five-

The right-hander hit three sixes and four fours as DC safely
reached 158 for five in the 16th over replying to GSC's challenging
157 for five frm the 20 overs.
38-year-old Persaud received support from Dharam Lall who
made 31 not out as medium packer Christopher Blucher picked up
two for 32 from his allotted four overs.
In GSC's innings, Graysoq Paul hit a fme 75 which was
decorated with five fours and two sixes and 20 from Ritchie
Bishop as Pensaud and Fazal Huissein grabbed two wickets each.
In the other game, Ravens defeated Lima United by 30 runs.
Scores: Ravens 174-8 off the reduced 18 overs. The reduction of the
overs was due to the late arrival of the balls. Kassim Bacchus 59
(3x6, 2x4) and Raul Reid 54 (3x6, 2x4); Fazeer Khan 3-24 (4) and

BKhan an S n o

0fo 80nrif0 Of Formula One
By Alan Baldwin
LONDON, England (Reuters) Formula One's governing body
is facing a major challenge from commercial interests seek-
ingtoal onrolofth sprt ntrntioalAuomobile Fed-

The 68-year-old Briton, who is fighting to keep his job after a sex
scandal, suggested in a letter seen by
Reutens that the mledia were aboI: being
nmnip~ulated b! i thse unec interrests tol
underminee' hls position
"Dun~ng my period as RA~ Press-
dent the ec~onomnics of Frm~uls O:ne

IL1sle Irtetopresidents orr F`L-
~r z~eL nmember c lubs to explain w\h', he
n eed I,,r mn~u in office~ unul the end

"W'e are now dealing writh a
-~5f~~sport invol\ ing billions ol dollars
and interests that would like
nothing beittr than to remuse
the FlAi froml the championship
The 68-year-old Briton Max entirely.
Moste is fi hting to kee "I have been determined t
eys g gee fight for the rights and role of th
his job.FIA in Formula One and it is pos
sibly for this reason that the media have been encouraged by those
who have an interest in undermining my presidency."
Mosley has faced numerous calls to resign since the Brill
ish Sunday tabloid published details and photographs in Marc
of him taking part in what it said was a Nazi-style sado-m~
ochistic orgy with five prostitutes.
The motor racing head, whose father Oswald founded the pre-Wol
War Two British Union of Fascists, has denied any Nazi connotations an
is suing the paper for unlimited damages for breach of privacy.
In his letter sent on Frida~y. Mosley said it would be "inresponsibl'
even a breach of duty, to walk away from a number of negotiations c~f
rently under way, all of which are of fundamental importance to the FIA.'J
He said the FIA was in the middle of a renegotiation of the 10
year agreement with the commercial rights holder (CRH), repr
sented by Bernie Ecclestone, that effectively governs Formula One~
In 2001, the FIA sold Ecclestone's family holding compaq
SLEC a 100-year extension to their commercial rights from 2010 i
a $309 million deal. CVC took control of the commercial rights
2005, with Ecclestone still at the helm.
"The CRH originally asked us to accept changes to the agro
ment in order to reduce the CRH's liability to tax," said Mosley.
"These we can probably concede. But the CRH has also
asked for- control over the Formula One regulations and the right
sell the business to anyone in effect to take over Formula
completely. I do not believe the FIA should agree to this. ;
"To do so would be to abandon core elements of the F~IA s patrimon
including, for example, our ability to protect the traditional grands prix.
"We would also be weaker financially but, even more in!
portantly, we would put at risk the viability of the FIA as tl'
regulatory authority of international motor sport ..." Mloshr
The FIA president said the nights holder and teams also want
a new Concorde Agreement, governing the commercial side of ti
sport, as another way of exercising control.
"The sport and the commercial interests should be kept sep
rate," he said. "The teams and the CRH should be consulted a
listened to at all stages, but it must be the FIA, not the CRH or I
teams, which decides the regulations.
"My refusal to concede on this has led to a difficult sitti
tion and compounds the problem with the CRH over the 1q
year agreement."

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::-& fe1 gooh u it' ju
have gone down and it would

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
The Los Angeles Lakers held
off a furious late fightback by
'the Utah Jazz to book their
place in the Western Confer-
ence final with a nail-biting
108-105 victory in Game Six
on Friday.

The Lakers made a storm-
ing start and led 86-70 going
into the fourth quarter. The Jazz
trimmed the deficit to seven
points before Bryant delivered
two magical two-pointers to re-
gain control for the visitors.

clawed ter way nagkaind fr
ward Andrei Kirilenko's three-
point jumper cut the lead to

Ih Laes5Slllsdke unt ein
their the defending NBA cham-
pions San Antonio Spurs or the
New Orleans Hornets in the
conference final. The Spurs face
the Hornets in the series decider

in New Orleans tomorrow
In Cleveland, James also
registered 12 rebounds and
six assists as the Cavs deliv-
ered an impressive perfor-
mance on home court to level
the best-of-seven series at 3-

Kevin Garnett w as t op
scoe o B ston with k5p in

Pierce contributed 16 pomts
The Cavaliers lepd 59-50
goin ino th forthqua te

seeded Celtics.
Cleveland's victory sets up
a series decider in Boston today.
The home team have won every
game in the series,


have been over.
"It was a long game and
we're going to let our hair
down and then go into Bos-
ton and try to steal this one."


All-Star guard Kobe Bryant,
amedf t NAs Most Vla

eightrebund ad iasts a h
Lakers wa ped up the best-of-

beat the Boston Celtics 74-69
and force a deciding Game
Seven in their Eastern Con-
ference semi-final.
In Salt Lake City, Spaniard
Pau Gasol scored 17 points and
veteran guard Derek Fisher 16
while three other Lakers play-
ers also fimished m double-fig-
urslehmet Okur and Deron
Williams, who top-scored for
the Jazz with. 21, both missed
three-pointers in the final sec-
onds that would have tied the
'We played with a lot of '
heart," Bryant said in a court-
side television interview after
the Lakers reached the con-
ference finals for the first
time in four years.
"I think it shows a lot of
maturity on our part to come to
a place where they have lost
only five times all year to win
a big one. It also shows a lot of
growth that we were able to ex-
ecute and especially to with-
stand their run at the end.

By Iain Rogers
HAMBURG, Germany
(Reutels) Holder and top seed
Roger Federer eased past
unseeded Italian Andreas Seppi
53, 6-l in the Hamburg Masters
yesterday. to set up a final with
S ans Raf el Nadal for the

Nadal, the number two seed,
won a magnificent three-hour,
senn-final battle with Novak
Djokovic, beating the fast-rising
Serb 7-5, 2-6, 6-2-
Djokovic has won the Austra-
lian Open and two Masters Series
already this year and would have
taken over Nadal's number two
world ranking if he had beaten the
French Open champion.
With the retractable roof
at the Rothenbaum closed to
keep out the rain, there was
an extra buzz around the cen-
tre court and Nadal and
Djokovic wowed the crowd
with some awesome rallies.
The fist-pumping Mallorcan,

seemingly able to chase down al-
most anything Djokovic threw at
him, saved 15 of 19 break points
against him and broke serve in the
fist and seventh games of the de-

let's see how I feel tomorrow."
Hamburg is the only Masters
Series title on clay that eludes
Nadal and he said the slower court
here took some of the sting out of
his booming top-spin drives.
"I'll need to be 100 percent
if I want to have a chance of
beating Roger," he added.
Djokovic said the semi-final
had possibly been his best perfor-
mance to date on clay against a
man he described as the greatest
defensive player in tennis history
"It was unfortunate it fin-
ished as a loss for me but I have
to take the positives out of the
match," he told reporters.
"I feel that with this per-
formance and the match in
general I am getting closer to
him on clay and hopefully
next time I can get a win."
In yesterday's first semifi-
nal, world number one Federer
was only once under pressure
on his serve and closed out the
win in 79 minutes. -
The 26-year-old Swiss played
some fabulous points, a drop-shot
return and a whipped crosscourt
forehand winner on the run being
the pick of the bunch.
Federer said he was very
happy to be back in the Ham-
burg final with the French Open
starting at the end of this
month, the only grand slam he
has failed to win. -
He fought back from a set
down to beat Nadal last year,
breaking the Spaniard's 81-match
winning streak on clay, but lost to
him in the final at Roland Garros
for a second straight year.
"Maybe I didn't serve my
best today but I was very solid
and consistent from the
baseline and played a very good
match," Federer said.
Nadal, a three-timne French
Open winner, has spent a record
147 weeks ranked second behind
Federer dating back to July 2005.
He had won all three of
his previous matches against
Djokovic on clay, beating the
Serb in straight sets in the
semi-finals at Roland Garros
last year.

Mi '
ciding set.
H~e sealed victory on his
fifth match point when
Djokovic netted an attempted
drop shot at the end of an in-
credible final game lasting
more than 15 minutes.
"It was an amazing match,"
Nadal told a news conference. "I
am a little bit tired right now so

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La ke rs r~each Western ~~3

Conference fmnal

... Celtics, Cavs go to Game 7

Fe derer to f ac e N~adal in

Hamburg Masters final


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GUYANA CHRONICLE ~Sunday, May 18, 2008

I (

By Mike Collett

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Portsmouth manager Harry
Redknapp said winning the
first major trophy of his ca-
reer felt "Lfantastic" and he
was hoping to celebrate his
side's FA Cup triumph by
taking his wife out for an Ital-
ian meal.
He said he would also
make sure he fed his dogs, if
he got back to the south coast
in time then take the plaudits
today with the club's victory
"It's a dream come true
to win the FA Cup, for me,
my family and the fans,
it's fantastic," he said af-
ter Portsmouth's 1-0 win
over Cardiff City at
"You always want to win
the F;A Cup bult you can't make
it happen and I would be lying
if I said that when we were
drawn away to Manchester
United in the quarter-finals I
thought that we would get to
Yesterday's achievement
comes at the end of a turbu-
lent period for the 61-year--old
Londoner who joined West
Ham United as a 17-year-old
in 1964, the year the Ham-
mers won the FA Cup for the
first time.
This was the closest he
has been to the FA Cup final
since, and yesterday's vic-
tory erases some of the pain

of a difficult few months.

Last Novemnber, police
conducted a highly-
publicised raid on his house
and arrested him on charges

tion against police for their
He also said the raid ham-
pered his chances of becoming
the England manager after Steve
McClaren was fired.
Last month, his wife

Frank was a team mate of i
Redknapp at West Ham.
Redknapp's son Jamie
played for Liverpool,
Tottenham Hotspur and En- i
gland and after yesterday's i
victory Redknapp said he was '
celebrating a great day for i
the club, the fans and his i
"Everyone goes through tough ;
times," he said, "I'm no different
but you have to get through them. j
You have to keep yourself moti-
vated and just keep going with a
smile on your face. Have to goto I
work every day and it's no good if
I look down.

true. We're a very close family, !
it's for all my grandchildren and ;
everybody. The players are all
great, I love them all."
Redknapp also got the
greatest cheer from the Ports- j
mouth fans when he lifted the
Cup after the game as wild cel- i
ebrations began following /
Nwankwo Kanu's goal that
brought Por~tsmTouth their first
victory in the FA Cup final since
Yesterday's win repre-
sented the high point in a
managerial career that has
spanned two spells with`
Portsmouth, a brief unhappy
period at Southampton and
began 25 years ago with
Bournemouth, close to where
he now lives, and where he
was planning to celebrate
yesterday's victory.

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Portsmouth's Manager Harry Redknapp celebrates with
the FA Cup trophy after their FA Cup final match against
Cardiff City at Wembley football stadium, London,
yesterday. After spending his entire career trying in vain
to gatecrash English football's grandest occasions,
Redknapp finally savoured success on the big stage.
(Yahoo Sport)

of corruption in transfer
Still on police bail, he has
angrily denied the charges
and has launched a court ac-

Sandra's twin sister Pat
Lampard died of pneumonia
aged 58. She was the mother of
Chelsea and England midfielder
Frank Lampard, whose father


'"I'v = -=1 essed with three children who are exactly the same,
except Oscar is difelrently-abled and just quicker than the other
two," Henke told Reuter~s on Friday.

teHe said Oscar had always shown a steely determination to reach

plies nni itdeacidds se atl eosoe~t i, aendh ireal op
if not better than, anyone else.
"He has got where he is because he does not listen to what
other people say he canl or cannot do."
Pistor~ius. who also races motor-bikes inl his spare time, has been
an inspir~ation in the dlisabled community with his hands-on ap-
"Osca~r has always been a helpful lad and he has been into
Mozambiqu~e tw\o or. three times to hand out and help fit 60 to 80
pairs of artificial legs he orgyanised from his sponsors, Ossur," Henke
Educated in Pretoria at the Boys' High School, Pistorius's
school friend speaks of a "lovely guy who would do anything
for his friends"'. He also played rugby, tennis and water polo.
"F~rom the time I first held Oscar in mly arms when he was
born and I cut the umbilical cord I could see there was something
different about his fect," said Henke.
"But I never considered it a defect and feel the same way now
as I did in those first few split seconds.
"His special circumstances are an opportunity."
Pretorius's coach Ampie Louw said they would prepare
for the 2009 world athletics championships in Berlin, although
he can now also try to qualify for this year's Beijing Olym-
"We will in any case ... at least prepare him for the world cham-
pionships in two years' time for the final," said Louw, noting that
Pretorius wa1s "a very over-the-moon guy now".
He added: "... Oscar and I are the same. I hate losing and
I will go for gold whatever it means and that's the way he is
and if he's down in the blocks he always goes for the win and
that is what I like about him."

CENTRAL Housing and Plan-
ning Authority (CH&PA) with
an overall tally of 234ntames

Bauk DI olt g 6M a

the three-way aggregate fe-
male dominoes series, when
the curtain came down on the
tournament Friday evening at
Thirst Park.
Tied on 150 points with
Banks DIH at the end of the
second round with GGMC way
behind on 118, CH&PA scored
a runaway victory in the final
leg, spearheaded by a fine per-
formance by Sharon Baker who
marked the maximum 18 games
and was later named Most Valu-
able Player of the final.
CH&PA secured 84
games, GGMC securing 78
while home side Banks
DIH ended on the carpet
with 56.
Apart from Barker,
Germene Stewart marked 15
games while Lavernl Benfield,
Beverly McDonald and Paula
McKenzie each marked 13
games for the winners.
Roxanne Luckie also marked
the maximum 18 games with
support from Suzette Dannett

with 17 and Angela Beaton 14.
Sharon Douglas was the
leading scorer for Banks with

ofCH&PA fo theirwi cro ed

with Banks securing the Geol-
ogy and Mines Trophy while
Ch&P rdpdonated a trophy for

paBarkerbs mostdon t b e

Troy Peters, Communications
Manager of Banks DIH.

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Redknapp delights in first

trophy after traumatic times

Humble Pistorius

an inspiration for

disabled people
By Ken Borland

PRETORIA, South Africa (Reuters) Oscar Pistorius's fam-
ily and friends on Friday described the pioneering South A"f-
rican paralympic athlete as a special human being without airs
and graces or any complex over his disability.
Pistorius, who had both legs amputated below the knee when
he was 11 months old due to a congenital disorder, was cleared on
Friday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to use his prs-
thetic car~boni-fibre limbs to compete in able-bodied events.
He can now attempt to qualify for this year's Beijing Olymn-
pics although his coach believes a more realistic target for the
21-year-old may be the 2009 world championships.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (lAAF)
had banned Pretorius in January. ruling that the prosthetics galve
him an advantage over able-bodied athletes, Andy Scott, a pionc r-
ing South African paralympian now involved in corporate sy 01-
sorship of major sports, said:
'LOscar's massive accomplishments arp an inspiration :ior
all disabled people. But he is also one of the more grounded,
11umble 21-year-old superstars I've met.
"He has handled all the attention after his paralympic w~r-ld
records and all the pressures of this year really well.".
Oscar's father, Henke Pistorius, was celebrating his son's suc-
cessful appeal mna Pretoria restaurant on Friday and said the loss
of his lower legs was never a disability in their eyes.
"We don't speak in our family about Oscar being disabled,
we've never treated him that way and so he's never had that

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CH&PA stamp their authority in

th ree-way d om inoes tou rney



Windies keeping

in erede Gyen
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) Officials are continuing
to sweat on the fitness of injured West Indies captain Chris
Gayle, who was left out of the 14-man squad for the first
Test against Australia starting next week.
Gayle has been struggling
with a groin injury sustained dur-
ing the last One-Day Interna-
tional of the three-match series
against Sri Lanka last month, and ( i
is yet to be fully fit. .p
The aggressive opener is
being monitored on a day-to- .yt"h- l
day basis but there has been
no definitive word on when he
was likely to be match-ready.
"He's here in Antigua. He's
in the dressing room. He's receiv-
ing treatment daily from the CHRIS GAYLE
physiotherapist," West Indies
head coach John Dyson said Friday as the training camp here
wound to a close.
Gayle, who has been bothered by injury of recent, could
face a race against time to be fit for the second Test sched-
uled for Antigua from May 30 to June 3, as there is only a
three-day break between the first Test at Sabina Park
starting next Thursday and the second Test carded for the
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The injury also ruled Gayle out of the cash-rich Indian Pre-
mier League where he was expected to turn out for Kolkata
Knight Riders.
In Gayle's absence, Ramnaresh Sarwan will lead the

Jaggernauth/, Benn

88thuda Pro T~eam
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC )- West Indies spin twins
Amst Jaggernauth and Sulieman Benn undermined
Antigua &( Barbuda's Pro Team, as their two-day warm-
up match finished in a predictable draw at the Stanford
Cricket Ground yesterday. f n4

his left-arm spin, to
bundle out Antioua for
126 in response to the
Windies' 276 on Fri-
Only Orlando Pe-
ters with 27 and
5 former West Indies
batsman Sylvester Jo-
seph, 21, showed any
Jaggernauth is
^~ 8 -- yet to play a Test de-
AMITn JAGRATthe su fo h
first Te~st against Sri Lanka in March while Benn made
his debut in that match but is yet to play a second.
In their second turn at the crease, the Windies allowed
most of their bowlers the opportunity to bat and stumbled to
50 for six.
Except for middle-order batsman Runako Morton, who
made 18 and all-rounder Darren Sammy (1), who both
openled the innings, none of thle other frontline batsmen
paddled up.
Fast bowler Fidel Edwar-ds was ulnbeaten on 16 when the
m~atch was called off at about 16:30 h locall timle.
Burly pacer Curtis Roberts took three for 16 to be
the leading bowler.
On the first day Friday. Devon Smith (9?6). Ryan Hinds
(66) aInd Denesh Ramdin (50 not out) scoredc half-centuriei s a~s
the West Indies were dismissed for 276.
The Windies squad will now move onto Jamaica for
the opening Test against Australia starting on Thursday
at Sabina Park.


By John Mehaffey

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Rain ruined
the third day of the first
Test between England and
New Zealand at Lord's,

his 10th Test half-century
compiled from 79 balls with
six fours. Andrew Strauss
was on 31.
Play began 25 minutes
late after morning drizzle and
the players left the field

remain in their seats rather than
retreat to one of the bars
watched the FA Cup final be-
tween Portsmouth and Cardiff
City on the scoreboard screen.
In the abbreviated
morning session, New
Zealand opening bowlers
Chris Martin and Kyle
Mills bowled with con-
trolled aggression after
failing to make an impact
on Friday.
Martin completed his ninth
over from the Nursery End and
Mills took up the attack from
the Pavilion End.
Strauss slashed the first
boundary of the day 28 min-
utes into the session when he
carved Martin over the slips
and in the next over Cook

NEW ZEALAND first innings
J. How c Ambrose
b Anderson 7
A. Redmond cCook
b Anderson 0
J. Marshall c Strauss b Broad 24
R. Taylor c Collingwood
B. r dilum b Panesar 9
D. Flynn b Anderson 9
J. Oram c Strauss
b Sidebottom 28
D. Vettori b Sidebottom 48
s.Mills b SideS mttom 110
c. Martin not out 0
oxdras:a(b-1 6,18b6124o )-,nb-3)234

eased Mills to the cover
Martin, bowling around the
wicket to the two left-handers,
kept a probing off-stump line
and beat Strauss with a delivery
which could have caught the
edge. Strauss also missed with
an attempted hook which he
never looked to have under con-
Better weather is fore-
cast for the final two days
but, although England have
been the superior side,
there may be too little
time for them to force a re-
suit against a gritty Kiwi
side who recovered from
104 for five to post a re-
spectable first innings to-

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-18, 3-41, 4-
76, 5-104, 6-203, 7-222, 8-258, 9-
Bowling: Sidebottom 28.2-12-55-
4, Anderson 20-5-66-3 (nb-1,w-1),
Broad 24-4-85-2 (nb-2),
Collingwood 3-1-11-0, Panesar
EN 3 .D first innings (o/n 68-0)
A. Strauss not out 31
A. Cook not out 53
Extras: (nb-5) 5
Total: (for no wicket, 30.
Bo lg (to date): Martin 13 -
36-0 (nb-2), Mills 9.2-1-19-0 (nb-
3, Southee 3-0-19-0, Oram 5-0-

England women's captain Charlotte Edwards has the
honour of ringing the bell for the start' of play, which
resumed just before 1130. (BBC Sport)

yesterday, with only 8.5
overs possible during a
frustrating day for players
and spectators.
In that period, a 40-minute
session before lunch, England
took their overnight score of 68
for nowilcket toe 89Zwilthodin

first mmnngs 277.

*overni ht raddoeod 143runs fo

shortly after midday when
the rain returned.
The rain relented in the af-
ternoon and the sun threatened
to break through heavy clouds
which have hung over Lord's
since the Test began on Thurs

dyBut two scheduled umpires'
inspections were thwarted by
encea inl havy hooer add

KEVIN Pietersen expects to
be playing mn India next year,
and is on the verge of sign-
ing the most lucrative deal
yet witnessed in the Indian
Premier League, after being
offered in excess of US$4 mil-
lion for a three-year contract
by an undisclosed IPL fran-
According to a report in
yesterday's Daily Mail, the deal
has been financed by one of
India's wealthiest families, who
want Pietersen to sign "at any
Mahendra Singh D~honi
is currently the most valu-
able player in the compe-
tition, earning in excess of
US$1.5 million a year, but
such is Pietersen's appeal
- on the field and off it his
final figure could yet top
The news comes as a blow
to the England & Wales Cr-icket
Board, who had hoped to pre-
vent their players from being
lured to India ahead of' a pivotal
summer that includes the ICC
World Twenty20 and, of course.
the Ashes.
An ECB insider told the

Daily iMail that the head run-uip to the 2009 rematch
coach, Peter M~oores, would against Austr~alia. with England
have the final say on which scheduled to tour the Caribbean
contracted players would be in February and March before
permitted to join the IPL, but his proposed three-week stint
in Pietersen's case, they were in India.
already resigned to making The ECB is naturally fear-
ful of what could happen if the
.~~-~~ workload proves too much f~or
him, or any other colleagues
~who might be lured by the
SIPL, but they are privately re-
Ssigned to the situation. One
man who woulld not be allowed
;f~dgB` J1.4 to take part, however,. would
be Andrew Flintoiff, given his
ongoing fitness problems.
Speaking to the same
paper earlier in the week,
i Pietersen set his stall out to
~play for Englandl until he is
1 3,5, but insisted that he
shouldn't be denied the op-
W ~portunity to make the most
KEVIN PIETERSEN: heading for of his prime years.
India "1 do wonder- how long
I'm going to dlo this f~or," he
an exception. said. "'Time will tell. I could get
Pictersen is culrrenly 285 injuredct tomorrow and would be
and approaching his prime as al finished. That's why I was
cricketer. He has nlot mlissedl a frustr-ated and irrIitatedl when we
Test f~or England since making weren't allowed to go to India.
his debut in the 2005 Ashes, al- 1 definitely want to go next
though he will now face a busy ycar."

It had been mooted in
some quarters that Pietersen
could chose to go freelance if
the ECB didn't accede to his
demands, but he denied that
this had entered his thoughts.
"Turning down a central
contract is not something that
has entered my head yet."' he
said, "but it would be horren-
dous if four or- five of England's
best players decided to do that
and go to India instead. We
should not be in a position
where we have to choose. No
one else had to."
In a more promising devel
opmlent for the ECB, its pro-
posed tie-up with Allen
Stanford is nearing completioon.
According to the Darily Tele-
g,.raph, the decal will be\ worth
US$200 million over five years-
with an annual $20 million
match to be staged in Antigua
until 2)12.
"T'lhe lawyers are still
working on the fine print."
the ECB's chief executive,
Davidl Collier, told the pa-
per, "but we have finalised
our negotiations and ev-
erything is in place."

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Last goal earns

Grenada draw

against Guyana

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) A late goal earned
Grenada a share of the points against Guyana following a
thrilling 2-2 draw in their Caribbean Football Union, Un-
der-20 World Cup second round qualifier at the Tanteen
Recreation ground on Friday.
With Grenada trailing 2-1 and heading for defeat, Rommel
Daniel co juled upda b ilant ee ier i na nuttes bfre he

alive their hopes of advancing to the next round.
The Spice Boys enjoyed a first-half advantage when
Clive Murray converted in the 22nd minute from a header
after receiving a pass from the right 11ank.
Their game fell apart in the early stages of the second half-
however, in dile face of a determined Guyanese outfit who ex-
ploited weaknesses in the Grenada defence, to score two goals
in the space of 20 minutes.
.Kevin Beaton equalised with a header in the 48th
minute while Dwayne McLennon netted a 69th minute
goal, as the Guyanese took the fight to the Grenadlians.
McLennon lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Josh Char~les'
head from about 20 yards after receiving at midfield pass from
Bevon Mosely.
Guyana, at the peak of an exciting phase, failed to capi-
talise on a number of other clear-cut scoring opportuni.
ties, which would have put the game beyond Grenada.
Grenada, however, remained in contention and Daniel's
powerful equaliser from just inside the 18-yard box in the 84th
minute, drew the hosts level.
Goalkeeper Charles was the hlero for Grenada in the
end as he heaved himself to his right to deny Guyana a
crucial decider seconds before the end.
Grenada was reduced to 10 players when Keraby Phillip
was sent off in the 80th minute for what Trinidadian referee
Neil Br-izan judged to be a nasty tackle on a Guyanese midfielder
dinuyatnaeor Grenada canaj in et Vnoen rnodtheEGren -
next round, when the final round of matches is played to-

Fall of wickets: 1-95, 2-136, 3-175
212, 5-228, 6-323, 7-380, 8-384, 9-2
Bowling: Russell 19-2-85
McNally l9-4-63-1, Findlay 5
2-0 -iler 3--er -2 Wl-
Parchment 1-0-10-0, Sinch :
JMAlcA 2nd i nings
S.Jako n4,n ot
Total: (without loss, covers)
Bowling: Lee 3-2-4-0, Johnson 2 i-

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NEAL and Massy Group of
Companies will sponsor the
2008 National Independence
Intermediate Amateur Box-
ing championships billed for
this Friday to Sunday at the
National Gymnasium.
Vice-president of the
Guyana Amateur Boxing As-
sociation (GABA), Rudolph
Torrington, received the spon-
sorship cheque from Faye
Bispham, Neal and Massy
Human Resources Officer at
the Group's head office at
Ruimveldt last Friday.
Bispham disclosed that
the Group has always sup-

cricket competition that was
launched recently. II
Torringiton thanked the w n R U 1I
Group for its contribution to- Cj 0 a
wards the upcoming tourna-
ment and encouraged corporate
Guyana to support amateur
"Amateur boxing is a P r '
grassroots sport that attracts
many youngsters from de-
pressed communities and we
are urging other companies to
come forward and support it,"
said Torrington.
Also present at the presenta-
tion was National coach Carl -
Franklyn and two of the boxers .- ..
who are expected to be on show. i.:u
Eight gyms are billed to take I
part in the championships the
Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Iifif P
Republicans, Young Achievers,

H 1,Eola ok Rce f uebce
and Essequibo. Rudolph Torrington, vice-president of the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GAB
The action will start at receives the cheque from Faye Bispham, Human Resources Officer of Neal and Mar
18:00 h each evening. Group of Companies. At centre is national coach Carl Franklyn and two of the boxe

Klatich, Symonds miss out on centurie a

ported amateur boxing and
will continue to do so in the
"'We have always supported
the sport: only recently we do-
nated a motorcycle to the Ama-
teur Boxinlg Association to assist
in the travelling of the National
coach." The official remarked.
Neal and IRiassy Group of
Companies currently cel-
ebrate 40 years of existence in
Guyalia and several events
have been planned for the oc-
Bispham also noted that the
Group is sponsoring th~e Neal
and Massy National 40-over

TRELAWNY, Jamaica (CMC) Simon Katich and Andrew
Symonds missed out on centuries as Australia's batting
warmed up for the first Test, with a strong showing against
Jamaica on the second day of their three-day tour match
Katich scored 97 at the top of the order while Symonds
stroked a typically robust 86 in the middle order,. to help Aus-
tralia to 396 in response to
Jamaica's first innings of 297.
At the close, the hosts
f*IJ)~T, had reached 11 without loss
with captain Brenton Parch-
Sment unbeaten on four and
Simon Jackison on one.
Resuml i ng .Il thdI e- oIIIhs
.. score of 89) without loss, Aus-
tralia quickly lost Phil Jaques
who added just four to his un-
1 beaten 44 before falling leg-be-
it : fore-wvicket to fastr bowler
SIMON KATICH Neive McNally at 95.
The left-handed Katic~h
was the pick of the Aussie batsmen, falling just short of
three figures after resuming the day at 35.
He faced 19)3 balls in an innings spanning 284 minutes, and
struck eight fours. He was fifth out at 228
Katich shared a 41-run, second-wicket stand with cap-
tain Ricky Ponting who scored 17, before Australia lost wick-
ets steadily to go into decline at 228 for five.
Mike Hussey (19)) and Bradl Hodge (16) got starts but failed

to carry on and the innings
needed Symonds.and Brad
Haddin (64) to Set an injection
of life.
The duo posted 95 for the
sixth wricket with Symonds r~ac-
ing to an unbeaten 59 at tea off
just 52 balls with five fours.
Leg-spinner D~onovan
Sinclair, who finished with
three for 14, finished off th~e
tail quickly once the partner-
shlip was broken. Left-arm
spinner Nikita Miller sup-
ported with two for 75 while
fast bowler Andre Russell
claimed two for 85. -.

JAMAICA l st innings 297
AUSTRALIA 1 st innings. (oln 89-0)
P.Jaques Ibwb McNally 48
S. Katich cMarshal b ingram 97
M. ont I clgra bWallace 1
B.HodgebMiller 16
A. Symonds b Russell 86
B.Haddin c Miller b Sinclair 64

a. Jhsn t ovallace b Sinclair 10
S. MacGill lbw bSinclair 0
Extras: (b-4, Ib-8, nb-18, pen 5) 35
Total: (all out, 113.3 overs) 396

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Piollydore holds slim lead on Niles

... JohII Chatrles wins Stage One; Gordon Kennedy clips Stagne TwYo

Godfrey Pollydore is followed by Andrew Reece and Junior Niles. (Colin Bess-Nelson

Gordon Kennedy crosses the finish line to win the second stage from his rivals.

Kanu leads Portsmiouth to

first FA~ Cup since 1939

_1_;_~___ ~ __ _

SOFIA, Bulgaria (Reuters)
- The Bulgarian Football
Union (BFU) replaced the
referee of Levski Sofia's
match against city rivals
Slavia yesterday after the;
official was locked in his

apartment by a bailiff in a
property dispute.
"I'm ready to take charge of
the game. The problem is that
the apartment is on the fourth
floor, so I may need a fireman's
ladder to get out,"t Angel

Angelov, who is a UTEFA referee,
told Darik radio.
Nikolay Yordanov, who offi-
ciated at the Bulgarian Cup final
on Wednesday, has been ap-
pointed by the BFl) lo replaee
Angelos at the Sofia derby.



6th Annual Independence Three-Stage Cycle Road Race

felo waie"'euCcl aClub tea
Gibbs, said he rode with an in-
jured pelvis, but is optimistic
that he will complete the event
and come out on top.
Stage one was won by
Continental Cycle Club's
John Charles in a time of
Second was Alonzo Greaves,
while Junior Niles and Christo-
pher Holder crossed the finish
line third and fourth respectively.
St Maarten-based
Guyanese Gordon 'Bart'
Kennedy won stage two in
2:38.28. Pollydore was second
wYhile Andrew Reece, who is
also based in Anguilla, fin-

ihedhthird and Darren Allen
Niles, who is known over the
years for performing quite well
during the first two stages of the
race, won two prime prizes dur-
ing the first stage and another
two during stage two, while
Trinidad-based Marlon 'Fishy'
Williams, Persaud, Pollydore and
veteran Linden Blackman won
one each in stage one.
Persaud, Blackman,
Kennedy and Tyrone
Hamilton were the other
prime prize-winners in the
second stage.
A further six primes will

Please see page 26

an overall time of 4:24.10 for
fifth. Hie registered 1:45.04 for
stage onle and 2:39.16- for the
second stage.
Albert Philander who is
based in St Maarten re-
corded 1:45.04 for stage one
and 2:39.16 for stage two to
go into today's stage placed
sixth with an overall time of
Speaking to Chronicle
Sport just after yesterday's
second stage. Pollydore, who
won the gruelling event in
19)98 when he broke the race
record along with

By Michael DaSilva

FORMER champion Godfrey
Pollydore holds a slim two-
second lead over his nearest
rival Junior Niles, going into
today's final stage of the 26th
Annual Three-Stage Inde-
pendence Cycle Road Race
which culminates today on
Homestretch Avenue,
Georgetown, at approxi-
mately 11;30 h.
After settling for fifth in the
first stage (Corriverton to New
Amsterdam, Berbice) with a
time of one hour 43 minutes 13

seconds (l:43.13), the Anguilla-
based Pollydore did well to ab-
sorb quite a number of
attacks during the second stage
(Rosignol Fecrry Stelling to
Carifesta Avenue. Georgetown)
yesterday also, to finish sec-
ond (2:38.39) and register an
overall time of 4:21.45 going
into today's final stage (Kara
Kara. Linden to Homestretch
Avenue) as the race leader.
Niles, who is currently
second with an overall time
of 4:21.47, ended the first and
second stages with times of
1:43.13 and 2:38.39 respec-

tively but by virtue of
Pollydore finishing ahead of
him in stage two, the
'Anguilla-based cyclist se-
cured seven bonus points
against Niles' five bonus
Robin Persaud. who clocked
1:43.13 also f`or- the first stage
and 2:39.16 for stage two, goes
into todany's final stage third
with an overall time of 4:22.29.
Gor-don Kennedy won stage
two in 2:38.28 and clocked
1:45.04 in the first stage has an
overall lime of 4:23.22 for
fourth while Andlrew Reece has


By Mike Collett

LONDON, England
(Reuters) Portsmouth won
the F7A Cup for the first time
in 69 years yesterday when
striker Nwankwo Kanu's
first-half goal secured a 1-0
win to overcome the spirited
challenge of Championship
side (second division) Cardiff

ctThe first final not to fea-
ture one of the current 'big
four' teams since 1991 was ini-
tially open and adventurous,
given a magnificent backdrop
on an overcast day at Wembley
by both, sets of noisy fans
making the most of a rare mo-
ment in the limelight.
The goal came after 37
minutes when midfielder John
Utaka whipped in a low cross
fom t r ght an Cat ff's onr

Enckelman could only push it
into the path of Nigerian~ Kanu,

who fired it straight back past
him to make amends for an
earlier miss when he hit a post.
Portsmouth's win se-
cured a place in next
season's UEFA Cup.
Cardiff had held their own

in a lively first half but the Pre-
mier League side took command
after the break and were never
seriously troubled in the second
period with Pompey's central
defenders Sol Campbell and
Sylvain Distin quick to snuff

out any threat from the Welsh

Portsmouth took the

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Portsmouth players celebrate their victory after winning the F.A Cup after beating
Cardiff City in the final at Wembley Stadium in London, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport)

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