Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00298
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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: 6/1/2008
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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at a te Police Officers
Conference in April last
-examined by the Bar in
st ludicrous of ways,
ng that a criticism of the
ry is essentially to be
as a threat."
e statement charges tha!t
subsequently attempted
e a nexus between the
nt's comments in April
ose of the Minister's in
Ilic utterances in May-
ealing with bail being
to a murder accused.
he Bar Association to-
:nores the content in
:e and extends itself on
Please see page three





THE~ Office of the President
has reiterated that the
People's Progressive Party/
Civic (PPP/C) administration
does not see. the Judiciary as
being a challenge to the Ex-
ecutive and stressed that this
is something they have been
saying repeatedly.
A statement from the Office
of the President issued yester-
day rejecting the Guyana Bar
Association (GBA) claims said:

The PPP/C administration does
not see any challenge of the Ex-
ecutive by the Judiciary. This
view h~as been stated repeatedly,
but obviously the statement by
the Office of the President and
its implication has been lost and
not understood by the Bar As-
It added: "The Bar retreats
into its standard posture that
criticisms by the administration
is an act of intimidation. The

t caf that pubLIC cit1icismI s fol- speech
low the actions, decisions and Annual
career of public officers includ- was "'re
ing judicial officers worldwide, the mo
seem lost to the Bar. Moreover, suggest
the Bar seems unable to grasp judicial
that the lack of criticism is no viewed
endorsement of professionalism Thr
and conduct in the discharge of the Bar
functions, especially judicial." to create
Besides noting that the ad- Presider
ministration is on record as say- with the
ing it recognizes the benefits of his pub
criticism, the statement goes on 2008 de
to query whether the Bar- Asso- granted
ciation is in fact making a plea "T
f~or the judiciary to be constitu- tally ig
tionally exempted. this cas
According to the statement.
President Bharrat Jagdeo's 1

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an argument that hoasr arady b en rejected by the Office
of the President," the statement pointed out.
The statement also charged that the GBA is yet to respond to a
two-month old request from the Joint Legislative Drafting Committee
of Cabinet for their comments on a circulated draft bill on judicial deci-
sion-making 2008.
"Now that the dust on the claim that the Executive is being
challenged by the judiciary has settled, the Bar Association finds it
timely to inveigle against the PPP/C administration on the already
dispensed with 'threats to the judiciary'," the statement asserted.
It also said that in this matter the GBA has once again
exposed itself to the ridicule of onlookers and criticism of the
Office of the President.

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THE Office of the President
(OP) says it rejects what it

terms 'enlightenments' prof-
fered by visiting Common-

wealth Parliamentarians on
the state of Freedom of Infor-

mation here and that its
stance is aimed at those who
religiously take develop-
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tally out of context.
Head of the Presidential
Secretariat (HPS), Dr Roger
Luncheon, in a statement
yesterday said: "Our re-
sponse to the enlightenment
offered Guyana at the CPA
conference by the Common-
wealth Parliamentarians and
their local acolytes is one of
rejection [since] those en-
lightened voices ignore pro-
cess as they attempt to im-
plant the noble ideas on us
poor natives, arrogantly im-
pjlying that if whatever it is
it good for them and works
for them, [then] it must be
good, meaning timely and ap-

propriate for all others."
Dr Luncheon was adamant
that legislation on Freedom of
Information har ee abee r
tration, which has the enviable
reputation of responding to its
elections manifesto and to pub-
lic sentiments by making gov-
ernment information freely
As he was at.pains to ex-
plain in his statement: "Gov-
ernment sectors have intro-
duced, and have been provid-
ing through TV, radio, news-
print, Internet and public con-
sultations, information on rou-
tine policy and mandatory
matters" such as. I need not
mention for example, Cabinet
press briefing, GRA annual re-
ports of awards of duty free
concessions and remissions,

the budget process with the
submissions of audited state-
ments of state entities.

ena tign e Istao i y"hen
enlightened ones" seems to
suggest that that is the "Lbe all
and end all," Dr Luncheon
said: "'The Office of the Presi-
dent wishes to assure those
enlightened voices that ulti-
mately, legislation on Free-
dom of Information will be
enacted, recognizing that it is
but only one aspect of access
to information, [and to] as-
sert that the PPP/C Admin-
istration has gone the dis-
tance in utilising resources
to meet the obligation of pro-
viding information at this
particular junction in the
evolution of our democracy."

ADDRESSING the media last
Friday at his weekly post-
Cabinet media briefing at the
Office of the President, Head
of the Presidential Secre-
tariat (HPS) and Cabinet
Secretary, Dr. Roger Lun-
cheon said there's been a
wide range of opinions on the
issue of Government's recent
interventions to cushion the
effects of rising food prices
including from those who
feel the impact of what the
interventions by the Govern-
ment produced and from
those who for other reasons,
possibly political or other-
wise, may have genuine con-
"The administration has
never seen its intervention as a
one-off and the history of inter-
ventions by the administration
has seen incremental activity.
The administration has clearly
identified that those that relate

to food production ultimately
food security, those are the ones
that carry with it an interven-
tion," he explained.
The HPS said what is im-
portant is that there is a benefit
for Guyana and Guyanese in
this whole phenomenon since
'we are net exporters and even
as we band our waist to deal
with the impact of rising food
and fuel prices, unlike many
other countries, some of them
our own OARICOM state sis-
ters, unlike many of them, we
are net food producers, we are
food exporters'.
Dr. Luncheon pointed to
the need for the window of op-
portunity to be exploited as
prices rise for commodities
since, he reiterated that farmers
could benefit.
"Those who insist that
these actions are insufficient, in-
appropriate, in terms of the im-
pact, we would continue to urge
that their recommendations be

put on the table as to what else
can be provided, what else are
they suggesting that the admin-
istration has overlooked, Dr.
Luncheon emphasised.
He, however, noted that
this would force them to take
cognizance of what has been
done, forcing them to address
the issue of sustainability, to be
able to provide funding for all
of the interventions, and provid-
ing them with the opportunity
of disagreeing with the priorities
for the sectors and then to tar-
get special populations.
"That request we have
made and I suppose for those
who are genuinely interested,
sooner or later their scholar-
ship ~or evidence of their
scholarly approach to this
matter would surface and the
public would be given a docu-
ment that either conflicts,
supports or amends the
government's interventions
and the government's pos-

6/1/2008, 12:25 AM

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gole rmnment In the Ga3za Strip to In~eteagate the abduction and
alleged rconure of three Palestimnlin by an [ismlami nulitant group
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By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) The Democratic Party searched
for a compromise over disputed convention delegates from
Forid an Mih anpan Strda an aarauco u meeting

consequences in November's presidential election.
In a room packed with vocal supporters of Hillary Clinton
and Barack Obama, the party's rules committee waded into the
furor over the decision to bar the two delegations from the Au-
gust presidential nominating convention. Clinton has made the
-dispute a rallying cry for her campaign.
Hundreds of demonstrators, mostly Clinton supporters,
jammed sidewalks outside the hotel where the meeting was held,
holding homemade signs demanding the delegations be seated
at the convention. "Count our Florida votes," read one sign.
"we need to come together and unite this party," Howard
Dean, the party chairman, said as the meeting opened. "Part of
that healing w~ill begin today with a very spirited discussion,
I'm sure, about Michigan and Florida."
Clinton faces an uphill battle in the 30-member panel
to win her demand that the delegations be seated at the con-
vention with full voting rights based on the contest results.
Obama supports alternatives that would seat half of the
delegates in Florida, and split the Michigan delegates evenly.
At issue is a rules committee decision last year to strip the
two states of their delegates because they held nominating con-
tests, both won by Clinton, earlier than party rules allowed.
Officials said Democrats could pay a price in the Novem-
ber election against Repubhican John McCain if the delegations
are not seated and the results counted in both states, which are
typically November battlegrounds.
"What we're trying to do is keep a party together so we
can win a critical state in November," said Michigan Sen. Carl
Levin, one of the prime influences in moving his state's pri-
mary up on the calendar.
"Michigan's Democratic voters have been punished enough,"
said Mark Brewer, chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party.
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, a Clinton supporter, said the
state's early primary had been set by the Republican-con-
trolled legislature and had not been driven by state Demo-

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TEHRAN (Reuters) Iran
will not give up its right to
enrich uranium, a senior Ira-
nian official said on Satur-
day, days before major pow-
ers submit an upgraded pack-
age of incentives to try to coax
Tehran into halting the
"Suspending enrichment
is not negotiable ... Depriving
Iran of its right cannot be on
offer," Gholambossein Elham,
the government spokesman,
told a weekly news confer-
Iran has agreed to a visit by
EU foreign policy chief Javier
Solana to submit the package of
incentives, in exchange for a full

suspension of uranium enrich-
The five permanent mem-
bers of the U.N. Security
Council the United States,
France, Britain, China and
Russia and Germany,
known as the P5+1, offered a
package to Iran in 2006 that
also required Iran to halt en-
Tehran rejected those pro-
posals and the latest package is
an enhanced version.
Elhamn said no date had been
set for Solana's trip. "We have
agreed on the trip, but no spe-
cific date has been set yet."
A Western diplomat told
Reuters Solana was expected to

visit Iran on June 14.
Iran has handed over- what
it calls a "proposed package for
constructive negotiations". But
it ignores the West's main de-
mand, which is suspending en-
The U.N. Security Coun-
cil has imposed three sanc-
tions resolutions on Iran for
refusing to halt the sensitive
Iran, the world's fourthlagE-
est oil producer, says its enrich-
ment activity is aimed at gener-
ating electricity.
The Vienna-based Interna-
tional Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) said on Monday Iran
had pressed ahead with uranium

enrichment work, accelerating
the program in defiance of the
U.N. demand.
The report also said Iran
had resolved most issues
about its past nuclear activi-
ties, but not its alleged re-
search into nuclear war-
Iran's Foreign Minister
Manouchehr Mottaki has
said the report "did not con-
tain any specific negative
Tehran says all open
questions over its nuclear
program have been answered
and the Security Council has
no business bothering with
Iran's nuclear case.

nity, in Iraq," a French diplo-
matic official in Paris said.
The official said Kouchner
would inaugurate a new French
embassy office in Arbilminnorth~
ern Iraq.
France, which takes over
the EU's rotating presidency in
July. has said it will lead a
drive for greater EU involve-
ment in rebuilding Iraq and has
offered to host reconciliation
It was Kouchner's second
visit to Iraq, nine months after
he made the first visit to the
country by a top French offi-
cial since the beginning of the
U.S.-led war.
Kouchner discussed the
nossblt o Fa hihcompanies
with the Iraqi officials in
Nassiriya, said Abdul Hussein
Dawfod, spokesman for the pro
vincial governor.
Kouchner went on to hold
his talks in Baghdad with
Talabani and parliament speaker
Mahmoud al-Mashhadani.
"I was very happy to
benefit from the president's

experience and description of
recent events in Iraq, as well
as the future development of
national reconciliation,"
Kouchner said.

Former French President
Jacques Chirac led international
opposition to the invasion of
Iraq, but new President
Nicolas Sarkozy has sought
warm relations with Washing-
ton since his election a year
Kouchner, one of the few

French politicians who backed
military intervention in Iraq, was
due to hold talks on Sunday
with Prime Minister Nuri al-
MaKouchner was forced to
apologize last August for hav-
ing said that Maliki should be
Maliki demanded the
apology after Kouchner was
quoted by Newsweek maga-
zine as saying the Iraqi gov-
ernment was not working
and that Maliki should be re-

Iran says its right to

enrichment is non-negotiable

French minister's visit shows new stance

By Adrianl Croft
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
French Foreign Minister
Bernard Kouchner met Iraq's
president on Saturday during
a visit officials said showed
Paris's renewed commitment
to a country whose 2003 in-
vasion by U.S.-led troops it
strongly opposed. .
Kouchner held talks in
Baghdad with President Jalal
Talabani and told reporters af-
terwards that the Iraqi leader
had discussed with him the
process of national reconcilia

dayl tuc ihw ha vsilliso t
southern city of Nassiriya
where he held talks with Shi'ite
Vice-President Abel Abdul-
Mahdi, a French-educated
economist, and provincial gov-
ernor Aziz Kadhim Alwan.
"The visit represents the re-
engagement of France, and
through it the European Union
and the international commu-

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(Jamaica Gleaner) A man who was successful In bid-
ding for a refrigerator in The Gleaner's Western Bureau
Western Focus auction last year, and bought $5,000
(three million dollars in Focus money) on Thursday, in
anticipation of the annual auction today, was shot and
killed in his community of Norwood, Monlego Bay, St
James, hours later
Nalhanlel, Barrett, 44, a labourer of Bread Lane, is
one of the latest victims in the murder rampage that has
snuffed out close to 700 lives since the start of the year.
Approximately 77 persons have been killed In the par-
ish of St James since the beginning of 2008.

(Jamaica Gleaner) Minutes After being sworn In as a
government senator, Colonel Trevor MacMlllan, nallonal
security minister, announced yesterday that the admin-
Istration will, in the next few days, unveil the strategies
to be deployed oy the secunty forces to tackle the seri-
ous crime problem.
Citing alarming crime statistics for this month
MacMillan said that since the beginning of May. 181 Ja
maicans had been murdered, an average of six persons
killed every day. Already the murder count Is galloping
towards the 700 mark, and Ihere are fears Ihal the couln-
t:ry could register another record yeaar of killings.

(Trmindad Express) Gangland activity snuffed out two
more I~ves In the Laventille and Belmont areas yester-
~day, while on Thursday night another young man who
had been shot earlier that day passed away.
The first incident took place at 12.30 p.m. yesterday.
Police said Gregory Davls, 25, was plying his car for hire
and was heading south along Picton Road, Laventille;
when several shots were fired at him.

(Trinidad Express) Two lots of lands have been prom-
ised to the Indian population on the Island by the Divi-
sion of Settlements of the Tobago House of Assembly,
according to president of the Hindu Association in To-
bago Pulwaty Beepath,
"We were promised that we would be given lands by
the Assembly to build our temple and a cultural centre.
We are waiting to see if this promise would be fulfilled."
Tobago East Indians on the island celebrated Indian
Arrival Day at the Scarborough Esplanade yesterday, with
song, prayers and a p'uja-

(BBC News) The international airport in the Honduran
capital, Tegucigalpa, is to be closed to larger aircraft. fol-
lowing a falal crash which killed five people. Large pas-
senger jets are being transferred to a military airfield our-
side the clty, the autlhontiles said.
Dozens were hurt in Fnday s accident, when an Air-
bus A20 oers :: :, wetrun:: o::-.ahned ano
rounded by hills Is considered one of the most dan-
gerous in the region.

(Jamaica Gleaner) Food Vendors In Clarendon are now
saying they are ~afraid to sell their goods in the parish
for fear they may become the victims of crime
The vendors voiced their concerns alter Cypryan
Dight, a 47-year-old food vendor from Top Hill. Junction,
St Elizabeth became the latest addition to Clarendon's
murder statistics.

(Jamaica dCleaneo) A myriadaof usctalebt urism projec s

yaAccording to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, the
projects estimated to be undertaken over a 10-year pe-
niod at a coestaof US$16 billion ($1S1 t ili d) are expected

lion) and will create 30,000 new jobs.

(Barbados Nation) A 22-year-old West Indian high
school tace ein ew York City isxaccused of turning

At the same time, Janmattie Singh, who taught En-
glish at Richmond Hill High School in Queens, is said
to have sexually turned on two 18-year-old cousins of a
15-year old boy, bedding all of them.

(Barbados Nation) Caribbean Disaster Emergency
Response Agency (CDERA) coordinator Jeremy
Collymore told reporters at the agency's headquarters
at Manor Lodge, Lodge Hill, St Michael, that more radars
wosulda beiale IzyaAdqgust m four islands Barba-
"In my opinion this is going to bring significant im-
provement in the potential forecast so that when they say
it is going to rain in a particular place you can reason.
ably expect that it would and you can expect to see a
greater degree of forecast realisation," he said.

Storm fears

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(Tramidad Express) SUNIL
ALI, the man charged for the
murder of eight-year-old
Hope Arismandez, was found
hanging in his cell at the
Golden Grove Prison in
Arouca shortly before 6.30
p.m. yesterday. (See Page 4)
Prison sources said that Ali,
28, was found hanging from a
line in the cell and bleeding from
one of his wrists, which had
been slit.
He had spent his first night
at the top security Remand Sec-
tion of the prison in isolation
fo the inates, anud t I a
receive "natural justice immedi-
ately" if allowed into the gen-
eral population, prison officer
told the Express yesterday.
Speaking on a condition of
anonymity earlier, the officer said

Ali had been under suicide watch
by the authorities since his arrival
there on Thursday evening, since
his life was considered "under
threat" and because of the "in-
tense stress" he had been under
since he was arrested.
"We will not leave him
down there (amid general
population)...at all, at all, at all.
Yuh tnad! The Commissioner of
Prisons cannot afford for any-
thing to happen to this man.
Not on our watch," he said.
On Thursday morning, a
mob greeted Ahi when he ap-
itrate bSe in thae mo ba ke
for 30 seconds to deal with the
young man themselves, with the
police even being forced to make
an arrest because of the mob's
behaviour. Just before appearing
he was also threatened by other

prisoners, who told him that
they would be waiting for him
at the prison.
According to Prison Officers
Association president, Michael
Williams, "in some instances,
because of the heinousness of the
alleged offence, some other in-
mates may be inclined to inflict
harm on that particular inmate".
"They would want him to
feel their wrath," Williams said.
Williams also said that Ali
would have to be constantly
watched because "he may be a
danger to himself".
cuPrisons hief Jhn Rougier
ment yesterday afternoon.
On Wednesday evening, Ali
was charged following investi-
gations led by ASP Johnny
Abraham and Insp Stanley

deal with the secondary areas of
He said that, given the num-
ber of people likely to be dis-
placed after a major hurricane,
emergency shelters would also
need to be bolstered.
"We've never had qualms
about that area. I believe in
signalling to the general pub-
lic that we have to operate as
a partnership to ensure suc-
cess," Jackson said. He noted
that ODPEM was exploring
other options to boost its re-
sources, but it imagined that
it would have to roll out re-
sources to vulnerable commu-
nities first and hope for the
best as it moved down the

Child murder accused
Sundl Ail (Trimidad Express
Arismandez is believed to
have been killed sometime be-
tween last Saturday, when she
went missing, and Tuesday,
when she was found. She had
been slashed across the throat,
stabbed in the back of the head
and beaten with a blunt object
until dead. She is also believed
to have been raped and buggered
blit the autopsy to prove this
was inconclusive due to the se-
vere decomposition of the body.
This is not the first time
that prison authorities have had
sodealuwdth t rea tohprilson-

35, hdMt b e tMetda theSan
Fernando General Hospital's
Accident and Emergency De-
partment following a beating
from other- prisoners.
He was charged for the
May 15 2006 murder of four-
year-old Amy Annamunthodo
and has since been ordered to
stand trial for the offence.

By Gareth Manning

(Jamaica Gleaner)-DISAS-
TER management officials
are facing a number of chal-
lenges going into the 2008
Attlantic usrri ane season,
There are 16 sto ms predicted
for 2008, two to five of which are
expected to become major hurri-
canes, but the Office of Disaster
Preparedness and Emergency

prprain snfrO te upo i
season are not ideal.
Already this week, the first
tropical storm, Alma, formed
and subsequently weakened-
"Nationally, I think we are
better than last year and those
signs are always encouraging,
ODPEM Director General
Ronald Jackson told The
Gleaner this week, ahead of a

press briefing held at his CamP
Road office in central Kingston
"and s hirltest r iseurc s
rkd thpity 11her salt
workta we still have to do in
terms of building capacity in
some of the critical areas such
as search and rescue and swift
water r cuo d

But, more importantly, the
ODPEM head was worried that

sore i pdlacet ona wtr te
number of persons displaced if
the country was hit by a major
"When you look at the ar-
eas of high vulnerability and
add up the numbers, the re
source levels are not going to be
in place to deal with the prior-
ity communities which are
highly vulnerable as well as to

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TH E RESPONSE to Guyana's hosting of the Tenth
Caribbean Festival of A~rts ICARIFESTA X) has been over-
wvhelming, with 25 counltries of an originally expectd 310
officlally; confirmiing their prrticipaiion by last Friday,

Among the participaring nations of the Canibbean-
II in America region are all the border neighbours of
cluyana-Brazil. Venezuela, Sunname and French Guiana
2nd with Junez 15 as6 the proposed deadline tor final Indi-
cation of the size of contingents and range of activities
nt isaged by the countries that haver co-nfirmed Involve-
... i0r. optimism is appreciably high for a \ery rewarding
This is a shared oprlmism of GuSana's Mitnister of
Culture. Youth and Spont;. Dr Frank Anthony-trhe cabi-
net minister In the driving seat for ensuring maximum suc-
cejs-as well as the utandingB Regional Cultural Council.
As preparations lntenjlfy for what the government ex-
pects to be the best possible CARIFESTA hosted by
Guyana, the birth place of this premier cultural extrava-
ganza of our Caribbean region, the late President Forbes
Burnham is perhaps turning in his grave with etery out-
bursts flowing from the current leader of the PNCR, Rob-
err Corbin, of hts intentions to undermined the success of
this historic event:
Fishing for excuses to justify antt-goternmnent
marches In Georgerown with a Vlewu to enhancing his '"lead-
ershlp" image of the party, Corbin has been jiumping
around from issues to issues, clutching on. for
instance, the suspension of Channel 6 broadcauting ltcence-
to now targeting CARIFESTA. His success will later be
rated by the Guyanese people themselves.
Thankfully, the PNCR representatives in charge of
regions to be activerly involved in CARIFESTA~ X. con-
tinue to reaffirm commitment to the national effort. Sat
of our ten Administratire Regions are currently reported
to be immersed in arrangements for staging of CARIFESTA
Four others will be sending participating delegations
and otherwise be engaged, consistent with the desire and
concept for this 10th Fe~stal~s to reflect a genuine national
int olvement in partnership with Caribbean, Latin Ameri-
can. European and other nations that have also committed
themselves to help make it sucesjful.
Against this background, it is understandable w~hy
Head of the Presidential Secretarial, Dr Roger Luncheon,
chose to make his angry rebuke on Fnday w~hen he told
Mlr. Corbin not "to mess" with CARIFESTA X.
Dr. Luncheon thought tt relevant to remind what he
described as "the Corbingles" followers of the PNCR
leader, of the current preoccupation by representatives of
regions under the control of officials identified with the
PNCR, to work for the overall success of CARIFESTA X
while anxious also to have some spectflc cultural active
ties in their owhn constituencies.
If the PNCR leadership tJ In a crisis of its own mak.
mng. it should at least demonstrate some understianding that
.CARIFESTA is not a festival of any one part or govern.
ment. It belongs to Guyana and all participating narlons
In general. The Guyanese people are show mng by their pre.
CARIFESTA activities how much they are looking forward
to this year's event.
The security forces have their work cut out to en-
sure that the 10-day Festival takes place in a conducive.
inspiring law and order environment. Onward, then, to a
most successful CARIFESTA X with its imaginative cen-
tral theme: "One Caribbean, One Purpose--Otr Culture,
Our Life".

IVore forceful crack-

Of Uti illes needed

The government mlist act more forcefully in dealing
with theft aqd vandalism of the water and electricity utili-
ties and other government owned properties. Greater fines
and jail terms must be imposed both for the criminals and
those that:buy vandalised equipment. The public must be
more outraged arid help secure these and protect public
properties..all times. The media must speak out on these


IVOre Afro-

G uyanese should

Speak out ag ainst

Ifailse racial


I have been following the re-
sponses arising from Dr
Clive Thomas' article pub-
lished in last, Sunday's
Stabroek News, dealing with
the menu of .measures pro-
vided by Government to cush-
ion the effects of the in-
creases in food prices.
Singh argues that Dr Misir
was premature in replying to
Thomas' article and should have
waited for the conclusion of the
series of articles before reply-
Singh should know~that
each in the series of articles is
complete in itself and should be
able to stand up to criticisms.
Misir's reply dealt with the evi-
dence or analysis of Dr Thomas
which, had he waited, would
have loss its effect. Therefore
an immediate response was nec-.
essary. .
Thomas' argriment as pre-
sented seems to give the impres-
sion that the rising prisej on the
world market and th8,menu of
measures instituted by govern-
ment are just propaganda and
they are not, real: Maybe, Dr
Thomas should compare the
measures taken by the Guyana
Government and~that of other
Governments in the Region to
give Guyanese abetter perspec-
tive as to what tlhe wodrld situa-
tion is.
Dr Thomas, a respected
economist, would understand
better than I would flie effects
these measures would have on

Guyana's economic development
given our limited resources.
It will cost approximately
$25B to realise the measures as
announced, how could Govern-
ment be expected to provide re-
lief to the vulnerable while reduc-
ing the revenue of the state.
Where or how could Government
provide more disposable income
to Guyanese? There are some
things that are outside the pow-
ers of our government.
Governments garner revenue
through taxes which are used to
develop the country. To simply
look at the increase in earnings
through income tax to say that
person's disposable income is re-
duced is simplistic since the
same argument could be used to
say that person's disposable in-
come has increased.
What I find alarming is that
Dr Thomas in a discussion on
food prices increase would intro-
duce- the 'VAT factor'. So mis_
used is the argument surrounding
this tax that Singh totally mistin-
derstanrds Thomas' point and
criticised it for not being revenue
neutral thereby increasing the tax
It was therefore understand-
able why Dr Misir would have
responded so promptly to Dr
Thomas' article.
I, u-nlike Singh will
not take sides in the de-
bate but will read and


I wish to commend Pope
Benedict XVI for his most re-
cent liturgical initiatives.
Some may recall that a few
months ago the pope cel-
ebrated Mass in the Sistine
Chapel facing the East rather
than the people. More re-
cently, on the feast of Corpus
Christi (May 22, 2008), Pope
Benedict XVI, for his papal
Mass outside the Basilica of
St. John Lateran, had a
kneeler placed at the foot of
the altar and distributed
Holy Communion to four
dozen communicants all of
whom knelt and received the
Eucharist on the tongue.
This latest initiative is in
keeping with those orthodox
practices which the Church
strongly recommends. Arch-
bishop Albert Malcolm
Ranjith Patabendige Don,
secretary of the Congrega-
tion for Divine Worship and
the Sacraments, commented
on the significance of the
pope's gesture saying: "I
hope this practice spreads."
Pope Benedict XVI has
previously pointed out that
"the man who learns to believe
learns also to kneel, and a faith
or a liturgy no longer familiar
with kneeling would be sick at
the core."
The Church, in Her "offi-
cial" capacity, insists that
standing for Holy Communion
is insufficient. The.document
Inaestimabile Donum, states:
"When the faithful communi-
cate kneeling, no other sign of

reverence towards the Blessed
Sacrament is required, since
kneeling itself is a sign of ado-
ration. When they receive com-
munion standing, it is strongly
recommended that, coming upin
procession, they should make a
sign ~of reverence before receiv-
ing the Blessed Sacrament."
Pope Paul VI also explains,
in Memoriale Domini, why the
Church and this holds true
even today considers the prac-
tice of receiving Holy Commun-
ion on the tongue to be the
norm. He insists that this is due
to a more complete and refined
theology on the Eucharist. He
states that "after the true mean-
ing of the Eucharistic mystery;
its, effect, and the presence of:
Christ in it had been pro-.
foundly investigated, from a
pressing sense of reverence to-
ward this holy sacrament andof
the humility which its recep-
tion demands, the custom was
introduced by which the minis-
ter himself would place the
piece of consecrated bread on
the tongues of the communi-
Upon greater reflection of
these simple truths one might
uncover the greater meaning and
implications they might have
with respect to the way in
which the laity should be re-
ceiving the most Blessed Sacra-
ment during Holy Communion;
With respectful, and cor-
dial best wishes I remain.


I have read the arguments
on the question of these so
called vicious dogs, the pit
bulls. What I would like to
know is which dog that is
under regulated supervision
is not vicious even the cre-
ole ones which sometimes
are referred
toas "Kangalas" when they
have enjoyed some sort of
unrestricted freedom. H~ow
many persons have not been
bitten by dogs on the
loose on the streets even the
stray ones, sometimes acci-
dents were caused by these
dogs aggressive behaviours.
Pit bulls are no exception,
they became prominent
.because of recent
incidents which were all
were due to improper secu-
rity. These canines are very
strong and cannot be easily
fended off.
Some of us not only rear
these dogs because of the
love of them, which we can
easily do with Poodles or
Shizu or similar docile
ones but as unpaid
security guards to ward off

the criminals who think your
hard worked earnings they are
also entitled to demand.
I am surprised that all
the dog lovers have remained
so silent which is so deafening
when suggestions are made
to kill or ban these "unarmed
police men" in the country.
I suggest that since pit
bulls are in so much contro-
versy, let all pit bulls
owners register at centres
appointed by the Min of
Agriculture and an officer
check the premises where
they are kept so as to
ensure the safety of these
dogs confinement and own-
ers must be prosecuted for
any contraventions breach
of recommendations made to
Please let us not isolate
these protectors of the
fearful or eliminate their
existence, but educate the
owners as to the pro-
per security and control of
these faithful and honest


I support Mr. Kw~ame
Mc Coy's letter stating' that
PPP Afro Gilyali s~e support
is no tokenism. It seems to
me that- Afro-Guyanese
should consider joining or
partnering with the PPP to
ensure that their voices are
heard and that they get equal
treatment in government
policies and programmes.
The more Afro-Guyanese in-
tellectuals .and leaders join
the PPP/CIVIC,' the more
likely that they :are better
represented in the party lead-

ership and top levels of gov-
ernment agencies and Cabinet.
This is the best way to test
the "multi-ethnic" PPP
party and create a better form
of shared governance. Unfor-
tunately, not enough Afro-
Guyanese in and out of gov-
ernment are speaking out to
discredit false racial claims or
encourage a more active in-
volvement in the ruling party.
Keep speaking out, Mr. Mc
Coy. -

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COmmend ed

bulls o owners

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Dear Readers.rsigyu views and opinions
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wrong ony ht o be as Driet as possible and
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economic growth and so on.
The government cannot at
this point in time ,falter and al-
low a collaspe of this industry
because of these exploitative
and unscrupulous importers
rice farmers are toiling under
harsh and back-breaking meth-
ods of production. The govern-
ment in order to encourage pro-
duction in this food crisis should
monitor the high cost of
fertilisers, fuel, bags, twines,
pesticides etc.
There are many instances
where rice farmers and small
producers are exploited to the
extent of being pushed out of
production, but no one will gain
from this if the industry col-
Iwouldliketoremindall stake-
holders of the famous credo "united
we stand, divided we fall." We need
a situation where everyone will be
gainfully compensated for their ef-
fort in their drive to develop the in-
In an analysis of the in-
dustry costs some years ago
indicated that many pro-
ducers were at least break-
ing even with their produc-
tion cost, however some
small farmers were not re-
covering their total costs.
While rice farmers are get-
ting high prices after a
long time of sufferings in
the industry importers
should not be allowed to
unjustifiably driving up
prices for fertilisers by 50

Former Extension
Officer (R .P. A .)

ter supplies and damage to ecologi-
cal systems there is a move away
from intensive agriculture. Farmers
are being paid to leave land "idle"
or as set aside and fann in an envi-
ronmentally friendly manner. This
is another reason for the increase in
food prices worldwide. While I
agree that we need to produce more
food in Guyana, we must learn
from the past experiences of the de-
veloped countries.

There are other alterna-
tives such as crop rotation etc,
however time and space does
not permit me to go on, but I
will focus a bit more on best
practices in farming in my
next letter sometime soon.


THE high cost of fertilisers
is as a result of the increase
in oil prices. This is due to
the fact that the production
of fertilizer requires huge
amounts of energy and also
there is the shipping costs to
However, there are alterna-
tives and this may even be a
blessing in disguise since differ-
ent means of tackling a prob-
lem is only looked at after a
crisis. In the developed coun-
tries nitrogen fertilizer, for ex-
ample has increased 300% in
one year and it is forecasted to
keep on increasing.

Some of these alternatives
that we can adopt in Guyana

(1) Organic farming -food
that is produced without the use
of inorganic fertilizer and pesti-
cides are healthier and sell at a
higher price. Animal manures and
certain pesticides can be used
and the crops will still qualify as
"organic", fetching higher price
if extiorted.
'(2) Fertiliser application -
most of the abandoned land be
ing brought under cultivation
will be rich in organic matter and
inorganic nitrogen, as a result
fertilizer will not be needed for
a fewa;years if the land is man
agedi~properly. Fields that has
been under cultivation should
first be tested to determine its
nutrient status before a decision
is made on the amount of
fertilisr to apply and this must

be based on the crop require-
(3) Timing and rate of ap-
plication It is better to apply
fertilizer is two or three small
doses rather than the total crop
requirement at once. This pre-
vents wastage as excess
fertilizer will be washed away
during a rainstorm. It should be
obvious that the weather has to
be taken into consideration be-
fore applying fertilizer.
(4) Reduction of environ-
mental pollution the excessive
use of fertilizer and ploughing up
of grassland following the Second
World War has been highlighted as
the main cause of nitrate pollution
of the water resources in the de-
veloped countries. To tackle this
problem of polluted drinking wa-

recommend the bids to the
Guyana Cricket Board of
Control for further evaluation
and awarding of the contract
to the lowest bidder.
On May 9, 2008, I re-
ceived a letter attached stat-
ing that the committee had
scrutinized the bids in details
and the contract was awarded
to Mr. Dharam Rajah the No
2 tender.
Mr. Editor, I am very
perturbed with the transpar-
enlcy and the criteria and track
record used in which the com-
nuttee evaluated the bids and
,came up with their decision to
award the contract to from
my past experience and engi-
neering perspective I will like
to know what criteria and
consideration was used during
the award of the contract.
In consultation with sev-
eral Engineers they pointed
out..tiat as it relates to
Project Management the fol-
lowingecriteria Should be con-
sidered when awarding a
project like the Hostel Facili-
(1) Financial Capability
(2) Technical Capacity
(3) Record of past perfor-
(4) Equipment/Machinery
I therefore deem that the
entire evaluation and the
awarding of the contract were
terribly flahved because none
of the contractors except me
had submitted the required
documents above. It seems to
me although some clandestine
and insidious operation took
place and the entire process
was corrupt.
I now urge those who
are responsible for Mr.
Stanford cricket funds in-
vestigate this matter in a
prof essional manner as this
is a shame and disgrace to
Essequibians and cricket
lovers in~ this county.


on the free flow of infor-
mation processes, institu-
tions and information are
directly accessible to those
concerned with them, and
enough information is pro-
vided to understand and
monitor them.
But in this case for the
construction of the Hostel
Facilities at Anna Regina Rec-
reation Ground, Essequibo
Coast, there was no transpar-
ency and criteria used in this
I wish to inform the
President of -the Guyana
Cricket Board of Control.
Mr. Chetram Singh, that I
was selected to submit a quo-
tation for the Construction of
Hostel Facilities at the Anna
Regina Recreation Ground via
letter dated April 28,2008.
I prepared my documents
(quotation) and submitted it
to Mr. A. Johnson President
Essequibo Cricket Board on
May 7, 2008 at 9:55 am. The
contract quotations were
opened in the presence of/l()
Mr. A. Johnson -- President
Essequibo Cricket Board.
(2) Mr. Linden Daniels.
(3) Mr. Asif Ahamad Trea-
surer. (4) Mr. Bryan-
Essequibo Cricket Board
Representative (5) Mr.
Ameer Mohamed (6) Satar
Mohamed Site Engineer (7)
Mr. Satar Mohamed Contrac-
tor and Mr. Dharam Rajah
The bidder's name and
quoted price was called out
as follows:
(1) Manboardram
Sukhai (Contractor) -
(2) Dharam Rajah (Con-
tractor) G$24,780,460.00
(3) Sattuar Mohamed
( Co nt r ac t or )
As was highlighted at the
meeting by Mr. A. Johnson,
President Essequibo Cricket
Board, that the tender board
committee will examine and

THE situation of a sick
and bed- ridden East
Canje resident MIr
Rupert Williams was
highlighted in these col-
umns a month or two ago.
;He was not mobile, was
losing weight rapidly and
could not eat much.
A few days after the
publication of the letter in
the newspapers and a fiews
report on DTV Channel-
Eight in New Amsterdam,
Mr Williams, through an
assisted intervention of a
group of individuals, was
referred from the New
Amsterdam Hospital to the
Georgetown Public Hospi-
tal Corporation. He re-
mained there for about six
weeks or so where it was
reported that he was mak-.
ing much improvement.
The week before the
last, Mr Williams self- dis-
charged himself from the
health facility, citing rea-
sons of disgust and neglect
by hospital officials in
Georgetown He spent a
few days in the hospital
after taking the discharge
after which he was brought
to Skeldon where of his
sisters reside.
Mr Williams died on
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
at Skeldon.
One of his sisters re-
lated to me that the doc-
tors diagnosed him with
cancer in the bones.
I wish to thank persons
who enquired about the
situation after the publish-
ing of the letters such as
Ms Geralda Dennison who
recommded the hot- water
treatment in her letter
dated April 12, 2008 in the
Stabroek News. I also wish
to th ank Mrs Joan B .
Clarke, Administrative
Manager New York City
Department of Health &
Mental Hygiene whose let-
ter was published in the
Guyana Chronicle last
month titled 'The man
needs round-the-clock-at-
tention'. "I am appalled
that with the supposed ad-
vanced medical treatment
that is currently available
in Guyana that man's ill-

nesSfis undiagnosed and he
has fiactically no medical
atteiitiork at his disposal.
In thd. fist place, Mr. Will-
iam8iSholdd not have been
discharged Tfrom the hospi-
tal.i }ke nheds round-the-
clock medical attention,
which definitely cannot be
provided b~ his relatives at
homb~. I a'lso find it incred-
ibl ltrageobs that his ill
ness hlas not been diag-
I would have expected
thaqtg t~p happening over
thirty yells ;:ago, before I
left Guyana ,but certainly
not in 20% $. Mr. Williams
needs 24 hours immediate
med al attention. If New
Amsfberdhij Hospital is
lacking in available service,
please ge~t that man to The
Georgetown Hospital with-
out further hesitation," she
said fih her lIetter,
I also wish to thank Ms
Mar orie Park, Assistant
.Adm'inistrator' of the St Jo-
seph 's Mercy Hospital
who kept close contact
with me to know about up-
dates on Mr Williams' con-
ditidn after reading about
his situation. She did all
that she could to help and
still .wished that she could
havefdone more,
Mr Williams' story be-
gan At-the New Amsterdam
Hos tral where he did not
receive the medical atten
tion ha~should have received
their. ` This hospital has
come under plenty fire stem-
ming from my recent letter
here about its nasty and
dirty environment and pa-
thetic service given to the
public there.' But how long
will the change for the bet-
ter 1 ist for? When things
have died down they will
resort to the same shabby
service once more as I was
telling someone this past
It's a very unf ortu-
nate situation with a
very unfortunate end-
ing. -
May the man's soul
rest in peace with God.


ACCORDING to Agriculture
Minister Mr Robert Persaud
Kaieteur News, Saturday May
31, 2008 Government sounded
a clear warning to importers
and distributors of fertilisers
That it will not be tolerating
hoarding and unrealistic pric-
ing, as farmers complained bit-
Before my accident as an ex-
tension officer with the Guyana
Rice Producer's Association
(R.P.A.) in 2004, my job was to
work along with the officers of
GNBS in Region No 2.Onour vis-
itstoalltheimpor~tels anddistribu-
tors centres we found that these
entities were either short weight-
ing the fertilisers by five pounds
and overcharging the rice fanners
although they were receiving
waiver on taxes and duty by the
The reduction of these taxes
never filtered down to the farmers
and today the farmers being asked
to pay in excess of $10,000 for a
bag of fertilizer (50kg) =1101bs on
the Essequibo Coast. I quite agree
with the General Secretary of the
Guyana Rice Producer's Associa-
tion (R.P.A.) that it is clear that
there is a "Mafia-
type"stranglehold' on the fertilizer
being supplied to Guyana.
These unscrupulous importers
and distributors are taking advan-
tage on the rice farmers because
they aregetting high prices fortheir
paddy by driving up the prices for
fertilisers by 50 percent despite
government slashing taxes and du-
ties on fertilisers. Rice is morethan
a staple for us. It has become a
way of life for every Guyanese, in
terms of food, employment,
foreign exchange earnings,

AS Guyana approaches
World Environment Day,
there is overflowing piles of
rubbish in our city streets.
People in Guyana are gen-
erally not aware of the harm
they cause when they throw
away their rubbish on the
streets. Our streets in Guyana
are dirty because irresponsible
persons are dumping rubbish on
the roadside without thinking
about the health and environ-
mental consequences.
According to a UN report,
the overflow piles of garbage
caused most of last year's chol-
era outbreaks in Africa.

Can someone please
explain why people continue to
throw rubbish on the streets in-
stead of putting it in bins?
There is a popular saying clean-
liness is next to Godliness.
Keeping our streets clean is the
duty of everyone in the society.
While the primary re-
sponsibility of the govern-
ment isto provide dumpsters
where we can put our refuse
to avoid disposing them indis-
criminately, as citizens we
should do our part by dispos-
ing our trash properly.


5/31/2008, 10:19 PM

Alternatives to inorganic fertilisers

Transparency absent

in awa rding hoste I

COnt faCt

Bed-ridden patientet

Succumbs to cancer

Farmers must be

protected ag ainst

exploitative fertilizer

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By Rickey Singh

WRITING IN this column last
Sunday on "tough options"
facing the Prime Ministers- of
Jamaica (Bruce Golding) and
St. Lucia (Stephenson King)
to avoid an early return to
their electorate, I had indi-
cated that it is the St. Lucian
leader's problems that appear
more daunting since there is
the strong possibility of de-
feat at fresh election for
his United Workers Party
Well, it was this fear of los-
-ing state power after just 17
months in office, following 10
years in opposition that resulted
in King and his rebellious col-
leagues, in and out of cabinet, to
strike a deal for survival of the
UWP administration last week
by a desperate cover-up of their
strong disagreements, to pull
back from the brink.
He wanted to avoid more
public washing of the dirty po-
litical linen of UWP ministers
and MPs while his fellow Prime

Ministers of the Organisation
of Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS) were in Castries for a
two-day regular summit, and
alerted the St. Lucian public to
a broadcast he planned to make
on Tuesday (May 27) evening
when a reshuffled cabinet was
expected to be announced.
-The visiting OECS leaders
left at the weekend and King did
make his promised broadcast but
instead of the expected an-
nouncement of a
reshuffled cabinet, he could not
get beyond declaring to St.
Lucians that the running con-
flicts in which he and some of
his 10 UWP parliamentarians in
the 17-member House of As-
sembly have been involved over
some four months, had been
Now, he said then, he
needed a little more time to an-
nounce the new composition of
his cabinet to include two of his
better known fierce critics-
Rufus Bousquet (who yearns
for re-appointment as Foreign
Minister), and Marcus Nicho-

las, ex-Deputy Speaker. Both
had officially informed the
Governor General last month of
their withdrawal of support of
King as Prime Minister,
As this column was being
written, there were unconfirmed
reports that King may either an-
nounce the composition of his
reshuffled cabinet on Friday
night or early this week.

This~in the face of deepen-
ing cynicism about the
government's moral authority to
continue in office iri the face of
what's viewed, across party
lines, as basically an administra-
tion of three factions united
only by the common factor of
the ruling party avoiding, at all
cost, a snap general election
which, as King's perceived pri-
mary challenger for leadership,
Rufus Bousquet, has warned
could result in a cmrshing defeat
of 15-2 "at best". ~
Once King announced that
they had "resolved the impasse"
that so deeply affected the func-
tioning of the government for
the better part of this year to
date,1 eader of the parliamentary
opposition St Lucia Labour
Party and former Prime Minis-
ter Kenny Anthony, ~lost no
time in scoffing at what he has
described ais "merely a big las-

Anthony feels there is no
need for his SLP to pressurizese
Kinlg" to call fresh general elec-

tion since, as he said, "this now
seems inevitable; and whenever
such an election takes place, the
verdict of the St.Lucian voters
will undoubtedly be decisive in
rejecting this charade that offers
itself as a government..."
Publicly, both King and
chief sparring partner Bousquet,
may disagree with Anthony's
forecast, but privately tliey are
telling each other very much the
same thing at so-called "recon-
ciliation meetings" of UWP par-
It is fear of losing power
and the benefits and facilities
that go with holding the reins
of government that drove King
and the factions within the
UWP to pull back last week-
end from the precipice to
work out yet another in a se-
ries of back-scratching deals
to dash, for as long as pos-
sible, the hopes of a return to
power by Anthony's SLP.
When the UWP and the
SLP clashed at the Decem-
ber 11, 2006 general election, the
former defeated the two-term
incumbent by a 11-6 parliamen-
tary majority but with a plural-
ity of merely 2,378 more votes
across the 17 constituencies.

It has been a rough ride in

government ever since, compli-
cated more by worsening per-
sonality squabbles than over
policies and programmes to en-
sure good governance.
It was in the face of being
left with a shaky one-seat ma-
jority, at best, in the House, af-
ter two of his UWP disgruntled
colleagues--Bousquet and
Nicholas--officially withdrew
their support from him as Prime
Minister, that King buckled
down to strike yet another com-
promise to stay as Head of
The compromise worked
out to keep the UWP adminis-
tration afloat could prove quite
challenging to sustain depending
on how portfolios are redistrib-
uted to accommodate the fac-
tions identified with the Prime
Minister, Bousquet (still to be
confirmed as Foreign Minister)
and Leonard Montoute (the
party's deputy leader who has
been holding the portfolio as
Minister of Public Service and
Whatever the shape of the
expected reshuffled cabinet,
the St Lucian Prime Minister
has already been exposed for
showing weakness to dismiss,
as repeatedly demanded by
his opponents in cabinet and
party, senator Ausbert

D'Auvergne as Economic ant
Planning Minister, one of thl
major issues of the prolonged
internal conflicts.
Instead, what's unravelin*
from current survival
manoeuvres, is that D'Auvergns
said to have enormous influence
on the Prime Minister, has beet
facilitated by King to announce
his "resignation" from the cabi
net, to take effect from yester
day (May 31) And there are al
ready reports that D'Auvergn
is to be invited by King to serv
in a new capacity as "advi er
to the government. -
If so, talk of the PlW
"impasse" being "resolved
could prove quite premature~
Yet, with what passes for go'
ernment today in Castrie
could defy the odds, by virtt
of the single factor that bin<
King and his UWP parliamel
tary colleagues together at th
time--deep fear of losing powl
at a snap general election.
Question is, for how lot
can Prime Minister Kir
maintain the status que of
shaky UWP regime? Consi
tutionally, new general ele
tion is still a long way, off
some three and half~yea
away. The pressures fro
within will not disappear al
time soon.

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The Guyana W-later Inc. (G;WI) invites Tenders for the following projects:
National Competitive Riddting No. GWI IDB -20707 -2008

Procurement of~orks under the Georgetownl Water Supply and Sewerage Programme 11
Demolition and Disposal of Building~ Materials at the Shelter Belt Water. Treatment
Plant Region 4.
Thei surccessfitd hiddek~r will be rcqutirydt to demnolishr and des.\po~se ofapp~lro.vimate~ly 1463 m'
ofbuildling nw ter~ials and recinlstare th~e windfowIs and walls of~the wanter trealrltmeni~t fcliy
National Competitive Sidding No.GW GOG -PO45 -2008
Proculrement of Works for the Upgrade of D~istribution Network --North Ame~liat's Ward
Linden, Regionl 10.
Thte sucrcssfidt bidder vill be twequipre to srp~ply materials. Iabour and equipmentlr, for
inlstallatio~n o!fapp~y~r,.imately 3000m of /00mm dia PVC pipesr, 200 ser~vilce connelctionls
comrpletewMithwa~cter metersaund haxre.
National Competitive Bidding No. GWI -DFID -PG416 -2008
PRm urenan t of Works for thle U.pgrade o;f Distributionl N~etwork -Karal Kara, ~inlden,
Thesu91:e~s~fid biddetr wvill be ivquriredf to supply mate~rials andi laboulr; fr instarllation qf. '
appe~"ximantely 600mn of~.150lmm dia PV~Cpip~es, 2, 900m1 of100m~nm dia. PV~C pipe~s and 2oo
sevie,~ c~onnectionsv c~omplete w'ith wa~.ter metersl) andl boxes.
Procurement of Goods
Procure~mentofPumps, Motors and Spares
International Competitive Bidding No. GWI -GOG P009- 2008

The successful bidder will be requriredl to supply Pump ..Mot~o rs and.Spares and deliver
same to the Guyana W;Zater Inc. Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East C~oast Demerara.
The biidder will also be requrirdl rto install andl t~st at leasts onte of the units, provide~
furnctionlaltecstingandrJ rain ing.
Bid documents canl be purchased froml Friday, May 370, 20108. from the Cashier: G;uyana W'ater
In .. Shlxe 9e Vi sengen Roadl and Chlurch Street, Bel Air P'ark, Gieorgetownl. Tel: 592 223

sVCB do amne i re 1l cor a nonr fundtab fee of GS 10,000 (excluding shipping and handling) or

ICB document for a nion relimldab~le fe~e of U~nited States four hundred dollars (U;S$400.00) for
overseas bidders or U~nited States two hunldred dollars (UJS$200.00) for local bidder. The
method of payment will be by certified chequeIL or cash payable to Guyana Water Incorporar~te. T`he
Bidding Docu~ments will be sent by cc~ocrlier or oerseas bidde~rs.
Bids mu~st he deposited into the lTender Box locatedf at Nationlal Procurementn and ITender
Administration Board, Main &~ Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyasna on or before 9:00h,
Tilesday, July 8. 2008, at which time they will be opened in the presence: of' the bidders or bidders'
represeicntatives~ho w ishto attecnl.
Hecad of Proucurement
G.uyana Water Inc.
Ernail.: pr~c?!r: len icatS qJ:gy

A minimum of ten (10) years experience in managing
rural development programmes

A minimum of five (5) years experience in managing a
team of staff.
InteresPcted pe~orson shou)ldJ sedC applicaltionls to) reach'l the Head, Human~li

19 #~I5~1U ~I~YYL'I~~

from developing to developed
economies can produce a win-

tries of origin: we need to make

Haiti were in excess of 80%
in 2000; the Philippines, In-
dia, and China have
1,260,879, 1,012,613, and
Please turn2 to page 10

SOM\IE pen pushers seem to
have a divine right of bring-
ing sorry tidings to the people
daily; would it not be good if
we can have this everyday er-
rand interspersed with a
goodie, at least intermit-
People are beginning to see
through these stringers' out-
pourings, fast redefining them as
irrelevant through imbalance and
fundamental unfairness in their
Not too long ago, the report
that 86% of graduates are emi-
grants has become an important
pastime and exudes considerable

excitemlent for some. This 86% 0
was perhaps the 'brain drain'
exclusive story intended to
shock the pants and panties out
of this nation.
Well, it did not. And I will
be surprised if it did. The brain
drain phenomenon has been a
recurring decimal throughout the
20th century in different parts
of the globe. In fact, the 20th
century is described as the cen-
tury of refugees, the century of
The rate of Guyanese emi-
gration has always shown a
steady rise since the early
1950s. Official statistics show

that 32,000 persons emigrated
between 1960 and 1970; and
about 10,000 persons per year
emigrated within the 1975-79
period. Between 1969 and 1976,
48,639 Guyanese migrated over-
seas, with 40.8%0 to the U.S.,
30.7% to Canada, and 11.3% to
the United Kingdom.
We know about costs and
benefits of immigration labour
for the host countries, and costs
and benefits of emigration to
the countries of origin. One
view suggests that the loss of
skilled talent from developing
countries exacts a great cost to
those countries, prompting

Bhagwati to propose a tax on
skilled emigrants, referred to as
the Bhagwati tax. Another per-
spective shows that emigration

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Are you committed to self-disci line?
Do you consider yourself at person with good management skills?!
Then an exciting career awaits you at G~uyana Water Inc. We
are looking for the following persons who are willing to
contribute to the success of this Company.

Project Manager

The person for this position will be responsible for providing
supervisory services for the Turn-key contract for Design and
Construction of Water Treatment Plants at Lima, Vergenoegen
and Cotton Tree and shall be fully responsible for training and
monitoring the performances of the site Engineers.


A Bachelors Degree Civil, Mechanical, Electrical,
Environmental or Sanitary Engineering
Ten (10) years experience in a. senior capacity with a.
minimum of five (5) years of water treatment' experience
Experience in commissioning of a~t least two (2) iron
removal water treatment plants

A Masters Degree in Engineering
Seven (7) years experience in a senior capacity with a
minimum of five (5) years of water treatment experience


*Experience in commissioning of at least two (2) iron
removal water treatment plants

Hinterland Manager
Under the general direction of the Chief Executive, the
Hinterland Manager performs a wide variety of activities within
the Hinterland Department, including planning, management,
administration and reporting necessary for the efficient
implementation and operation of water production and
distribution facilities in the Hinterland area.

*A Bachelors Degree Civil,
Engineering, Managemlent.



5/31:2008. 10.27 PM,

Why worry about brain

drain, when there can

be 'br ain c ir culat ion'?



From page nine
906,337, respectively, the largest pool of overseas talent, huge Diasporas.
The World Bank notes that 8 out of 10 Haitians and Jamaicans with college degrees live overseas;
and in excess of 50% of university-educated professionals from Central America and the Caribbean live
The Global Economic Prospects 2006, a World Bank publication, indicates that about 200 million
people live outside of their home countries; their remittances totalling about US$225 billion in 2005 -
a tremendous booster for poverty alleviation.
Anyway, it's good that we have Balasubramanyam and Wei of the University of Lancaster, bearers
of good tidings, amid the shocking news of 86% of our graduates fleeing Guyana. They propose that
the rate of return to a unit of investment by the Diaspora may be greater than that of the traditional
foreign direct investment (FDI).
Therefore, we now have to locate the Non-Resident Guyanese (NRGs), especially those in the
U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, if we are to economically transform Guyana. India and China
thrive on their Diasporas. Why can't Guyana? How can NRGs help?
It's more than remittances; Guyana could develop policies that transform 'brain drain' into
'brain circulation'. Brain circulation networks are possible where overseas Guyanese can fa-
cilitate Guyana with scientists and Research and Development personnel; business start-ups;
and a network of professionals attached to multinational corporations. Some of these types of
brain circulation already may be a reality; already producing some benefits to Guyana. Of
what good would NRGs be to Guyana?
NRGs can make technology and know-how available to Guyana. In the same way that Indian
software firms outsource with Diaspora firms in the U.S., Guyanese companies could strive to effect
business arrangements with Guyanese Diaspora firms.
NRGs can make direct investments to Guyana; again, the Ides of March may not know, but some
Diaspora packaging investments have arrived; perhaps, the beginnings of Diaspora joint ventures or
NRGs' involvement in Guyana may be guided not only by the profit motive, but by a genuine
desire for establishing and sustaining a base in their country of origin.
NRGs through a sustained engagement in their country of origin may in the end reduce permanent
But NRGs have to be mobilised,
The talent that emigrates is not completely lost to the sending country; we need to inten-
sify the creation of brain circulation networks and stop brooding over brain drain.


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suitable for rice cultivation, livestock purposes or pasturage situate
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the rear of the mouths of Kokerite and Waterdog Creeks on the
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Individual sealed bids marked 'Bid for Proper~ty' must b~e sent no
later than Friday June 13, 2008. at 1 7:00 hours to:
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as tpe .The Bank reserves the right to refuse the highest or any bid without assigning reasons.

THE British armed forces
clung to their cluster bombs
like a baby to its rattle, and
some suspected that they
were trying to sabotage the
treaty on behalf of their
American friends (who were
not there, of course).
But Prime Minister Gordon
Brown overruled them, in the
end, and Britain was among the
hundred countries that agreed to
a treaty banning cluster bombs
in Dublin on Friday.
Well, it doesn't actually ban
all cluster bombs; just the cur-
rent designs that leave large ar-
eas littered with unexploded
bomblets that go on killing ci-
vilians for years after they were
dropped. Israel dropped some
four million bomblets on Leba-
non war, for example, and more
than thirty people have been
killed by them since the war
If someone designed a clus-
ter bomb whose bomblets all
exploded reliably on impact, or
at least within 48 hours of land-
ing, then it would presumably
be legal since it mostly killed
soldiers. The major producers
of cluster bombs the US,
Russia, Israel, China, India and
Pakistan were not even at the
Dublin conference, and have no
intention of signing the treaty.
But it's a start.
This sort of treaty does not
really work by legal compul-
sion. The countries that sign the
treaty are legally bound by it,
but even for them there is no
enforcement mechanism. For
those that don't sign the treaty,
there are no formal constraints
of any sort. But by "banning"
a particular weapon, the smaller
and less militarised countries

can exert a real moral pressure
on those nations that insist on
retaining it.
It wouldn't work if one of
those countries felt that its very
survival was threatened, but that
hardly ever hrippens. In lesser
emergencies, when a country is
choosing which weapons to use
from a broad range of options
in its arsenal, the fact that clus-
ter bombs are now seen as ille-
gal by a majority of the world's
states could have a major influ-
ence on which weapons get cho-
They won't admit it, of
course. The Pentagon issued a
statement saying that "While
the United States shares the hu-
manitarian concerns of those in
Dublin, cluster munitions have
demonstrated military utility,
and their elimination from US
stockpiles would put the lives
of our soldiers...at risk." But
this statement would be even
truer of nuclear weapons, which
have excellent military utility
against troops but also kill ev-
erybody else in the vicinity.
Cluster bombs would have
been quite useful in the environ-
ment they were originally de-
signed for, which was industrial-
scale warfare in central Europe
or on the Korean peninsula. If
they exploded high enough to let
the bomblets scatter properly, a
few well-placed cluster bombs
or shells could destroy dozens
of soft-skinned military vehicles
and blunt the attack of an en-
tire mechanised infantry battal-
ion. A few hundred could stop
an army corps.
But that kind of war never
happened, and where cluster
bombs have actually been used
is in little wars against low-tech

opponents: by the US in Cam-
bodia, by Russia in Afghani-
stan, by the US again in Kosovo
and Iraq], and by Israel in Leba-
non. They are not particularly
effective against the sort of tar-
gets that are on ~offer inithat
kind of war, but what the'hell,
we have then, let's Oise them.
Unfortunately, whether by
accident or by design, the
bomblets have this curious pro-
pensity not to go off right away.
Between 10 percent and 40. per-
cent of the hundreds of
bomblets released by thie aver-
age cluster bomb or shell fail to
detonate on hitting the ground,
and.1lie there until weeks or
months or years later: a
farmer drives over it in his trac-
tor, or a kid comes along and
picks it up. It is estimated that
40 percent of the casualties of
cluster bombs are not soldiers
but children.
So why do some countries
cling to these things, while oth-
ers are willing to let them go? If
you look at the list of the hold-
outs, it is mainly the countries
that just might, in some remote
but dreadful contingency, have
to face a mass assault by
motorised forces: US forces in
Korea, Indian or Pakistani
forces in the Punjab, the Israe-
lis against Syria (although the
Syrians would have to rebuild
their forces first), and Russia
and China mainly against each
None of these contingencies
is at all likely to occur, but the
rule in military affairs (as in
much else) is better safe than
sorry. None of these countries
signed the 1997 treaty banning
anti-personnel land-mines ei-
ther, and they are not going to

give up their cluster bombs. So
of what use is the treaty?
More than you might think.
Cluster bombs are now
stigmatised as immoral and (for
most countries) illegal weapons,
and governments that do use
them will have to pay a high
public relations price. That cer-
tainly wouldn't deter those
countries if they would make a
real dirfference militarily, but that
has not been the case in most
instances where they have been

used in the past.
What the treaty really
does is to shift assumptions so
that international public
opinion will see a country
that uses cluster bombs as be-
ing in the wrong. As a result,
there will be instances where
a country that possesses them
decides not to use them. The
treaty is not a waste of time.

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

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National Comnpetitive Bidding ?Io.G P'rocurement of Works for the Ulpgradte of Service Connections Mon R~epos to, De
Endragt, ECD, Region 4.
National C~ompetitive Bidding No, G;WI PO149 C:(1- 2008
Procuirement of Worksi for the Uipgradfe of Service C~onnctions I.Lusignan to
Coulrbane P'ark~. EC'D. Region 4
Thle SuI(ccessfdid hiddecl~ir tacr ach f'the abhover will be requ2irecd to plrovider labour, upld eqillnnentl w
ef~3(et leak repa7ir~vr~rs and serie connctrions pgrae Ir~. to- f watrr~~ disr~hibutionl nectwdig ~
Bid documecnt s cacn be pur~chasedc fr-om M~onday;, June 2, 20018, from~ the Cashjer: Guvana
Water Inc. Shelter iicit, Vlissengenl Road andi C~hurch Streect. 13cl Air Parki~ Geornge~town forl a
nonrefun~dable fe~e of GS10,000O (exclulin~g shipping andl handllingf) or its: equivalent~ in~ a rely-c~~
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K~ingston, Georget-ow\nl Guylana on or befor-e 1i:00h, Tulsdtay, Junce 17, 2008. at \ylyich timne

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69KV Overhead Transmission Line Project
Contract Number GPL-PD-03-05/2008
Guyana Power & Light
Projects Division
1. The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) intends to finance payments towards
the construction of a 69,000 Volts Overhead Transmission Line between No. 53
Village Sub-station, Corentyne and GuySuco Sugar Factory, Skeldon, Corentyne,

2. Te Guyania Power t& L ght (GPL) Ic. nonviee speaed snd cCL sitably quahned-~

3. Interested eligible 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@gplinc.com
4. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be downloaded by interested Bidders
from www.golinc.com or uplifted from the Procurement & Inventory Manager, Guyana
Power & Light inc. 40 Main Street, Georgetown, during normal working hours from
Monday 02"" June 2008.,

5. Bidders are advised to forward a registration email to: Imcgreggor@gplinc.com or to fax
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, Office the Corporate Secretary 257- 259 Middle Street, South
Cummingsburg Georgetown, Guyana, South America and deposited in the
Tender Box before 14:00 hours on June 20'", 2008, and marked on the top right
hand corner of the envelope "Tender, Procurement of Poles, Sleepers and Anchor

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 must be accompanied by valid GRAand NIS Compliance Certificates.

ter it is ratified by nine states,
emphasises the general objective
of UNASUR as buildingn, in a
participative and consensual
manner, an integration and union
process among its peoples in the
cultural, social, economic and
political dimensions, prioritising
political dialogue, social poli-
cies, education, energy, infra-
structure, financing and the en-
vironment, among others, with
a view of eliminating socio-eco-
nomic inequality, to achieving
social inclusion and citizen par-
ticipation, to strengthening de-
mocracy, and reducing the asym-
metries in the background of
strengthening the sovereignty of
But since all the member
states may not be ready to ac-
cede to all the commitments of
the Union immediately, the
treaty gives consideration to the
principle of gradualismm", pro-
posed by Suriname and Guyana,
among others, dur-ing the nego-
tiations. Thus, the preamble
specifies that since South
American integration is "flexible
and gradual in its implementa-
tion .. each State may assume
the commitments according to
their reality."
The treaty also notes that
after the fifth year of its entry
into for-ce, other Latin American
and Caribbean states can apply
to be admitted as Associated
States of UNASUR.
The genesis of UNASUR
goes back to December 2004
when the l2 South American
Peieta mlt h eC to,
American Community of Na-
tions. But even before Cuzco,
the Presidents held summits
(from 2000) and set up vari-
-ous mechanisms aimed at
continental integration. One
significant mechanism is the
Initiative for the Integration
of Regional Infrastructure in
South America(iIIRSA) which
has already formulated an
ambitious project list to boost
infrastructural integration
throughout the continent.
Then in April 2007, at the
South American Energy Summit
held in Margarita, Venezuela,
the leaders decided to change
the Community's name to the
Union of South American Na-
tions (UNASUR) and to estab-
lish a general secretariat based in
Ecuador. Rodrigo Borja, a
former Ecuadorian president,
was also named as the first Sec-
retary General.
The organisation's institu-
tional framework expanded in
2007 with the setting up of the
South American Energy Coun-
cil and a major financial mecha-
nism, the Banco del Sur (Bank
of the South), even though the
latter is still not yet fully on-
But the momentum suf-

AT a special summit in
Brasilia on May 23, leaders of
the 12 South American na-
tions signed the constituent
treaty setting out the legal
framework of the Union of
South American Nations
(UNASUR). The treaty also
establishes juridical mecha-
nisms to propel active politi-
cal coordination within the
continental bloc.
Signing the constituent
treaty were Cristina Fernandez
de Kirchner of Argentina; Evo
Morales of Bolivia; Lula da Silva
of Brazdl; Michelle Bachelet of
Chile; Alvaro Uribe from Co-
lombia; Rafael Correa of Ecua-
dor; Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana;
Nicanor Duarte Frutos of Para-
guay; Alan Garcia from Peru;
Ronald Venetiaan of Suriname;
and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
Vice-President Rodolfo Nin
Novoa signed for Urugulay.
The special summit was
ongmially scheduled for Colom-
bia in March, but had to be
postponedl in the light of the
Colomlbian cross-border raid on
Eculadorian territory on March
1, which killed a top gulerrilla
leader of the Revolutionary .
Armed Forces of Colombia
(FARC) and 26 other persons.
Accession to the treaty is,
according to the preamble of the
document, "a decisive step to-
wards the strengthening of
multilateralism and the rule of
law in international relations to
achieve a diversified, balanced
and fair world."
walhe dafta n tieturesa
the UNASUR Council of Del-
egates in Cartagena (Colom-
bia), Rio de Janeiro and
Caracas earlier this year. It
defines the organisation's ad-
ministrative bodies as the
Council of Heads of State and
Government (the highest or-
gan) to convene annually; the
Council of Minmsters of For-
eign Affairs to meet twice a
year; the Council of Del-
egates, (representatives of
ambassadorial rank, to meet
more frequently throughout
the year); a rotating presi-
dency; and a general secre-
tariat manned by interna-
tional civil servants drawn
from the member nations,
and headed by a Secretary-
General elected for not more
than two biennial terms. The
official working languages of
the body will be Dutch, En-
glish, Portuguese and Span-
The document also stipu-
lates the setting up of a South
American parliament based in
Cochabamba, Bolivia, but a spe-
cial protocol will have to be
promulgated to enable its estab-
The constituent treaty,
which will come into force af-

fered a setback with the resig-
nation on the eve of the special
summit of Rodrigo Borja, the
appointed secretary-general.
Media reports claimed he had
earlier complained that some
leaders did not support his vi-
sion of putting other regional
trade blocs, including Mercosur
and the Andean Community,
under the UNASUR umbrella.
But his resignation might have
resulted because the constituent
treaty did not provide the post
with as much autonomy and
power as he wanted. In addi-
tion, he was unhappy with the
"goradualistic" approach to the
integration process as stipulated
in the treaty.
UNASUR brings together
the 12 nations with a joint
population of about 390 million
and an annual GDP nearing 2
trillion dollars. The continent's
intra-regional trade amounted to
more than US$72 billion in
2006, while its economy grew
by 5.7 percent in 2007, mainly
due to foreign direct investment
which reached a~ record UTS$106
-billion. And according to the
Economic Cormmission for Latin
America and the Caribbean
(ECLAC), the bloc's economy
will grow a further 4.7 percent
this year.
After the signing ceremony,
Chile took over the pro-tempore
presidency of UNASUR from
Bolivia, since first-choice Co-
lombia, citing differences with
Ecuador and Venezuela, refused
the position.
Cin arumn gtnhte poiton;
Bachelet was firm on the unify-
ing role of the organisation. "We
want to show that Latin
America is capable of speaking
with a firm and strong voice and
of building effective integra-
tion," she said during the discus-
She stressed the importance
of concrete integration mea-
sures, especially in infrastruc-
ture, and reaffirmed the commit-
ment of Presidents Lula da Silva
and Morales to complete by the
end of 2009 the highway link.
ing the Brazilian port of Santos
on the Atlantic with Arica and
Iquique on the Pacific coast of
northern Chile after crossing
Itachelet added that
UNASUR must quickly embark
into social programmes for pov-
erty reduction which could see
the enhancement of financial
and energy integration, the im-
provement of regional infra-
structure, and cooperation in
social policies, especially in the
area of education.
Another matter discussed at
the special summit was the Bra-
zilian proposal for a South
American Defence Council
aimed at resolving conflicts and
promoting military cooperation.

While the proposal won wide
support from the others,
Colombia's President Alvaro
Uribe expressed his opposition
and emphasised his trust on the
existing OAS defence mecha-
nism. He said the "terrorist
threat" facing his country did
not allow for military coopera-
tion at present, and explained
that his opposition to such a
Defence Council was due to the
resistance of some South Ameri-
can countries to define the left-
ist FARC as a terrorist
Nevertheless, a Colombian
government statement shortly
after declared that "Colombia
does not oppose the creation of
a working group to study the
theme." The meeting subse
quently established a commis-
sion to examine the proposal
and to issue a report within
three months.
The current tensions among
some Soulth American nations
pose the main challenge for
UNASUR. Ideological differ-

ences exist: on the one hand,
there is the strong left leaning
pro-socialist group comprising
Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and,
to a lesser extent, Brazil and Ar-
gentina. On the other hand, Co-
lombia is closely allied to the
United States. In between, there
are Chile, Guyana, Peru, Uru-
guay, Paraguay and Suriname,
There are also long-existing bor-
der issues, but political opti-
mists see these being pushed on
the back burner with the ad-
vance of political and economic
integration, which can also act
to ease future political tensions.
In addition, quarrels be-
tween Ecuador and Colombia
and Venezucla and Colombia
continue to bubble over despite
the peace agreement reached
during the Rio Group summit in
the Dominican Republic earlier
this year. In an effort to ease the
diplomatic tensions, Lula met
with Uribe, Chavez and Correa
before the summit commenced
to help resolve their differences.
On the economic front-

UNASUR will be faced with
the challenge of attempting to
unite two large existing regional
free trade schemes, Mercosur
and the Andean Community,
and at the same time integrate
Chile, Guyana and Suriname in
this process.
But right now, its imme-
diate task is to find a- new
secretary-general to manage
the day-to-day affairs of the
Union. President Bachelet
will be consulting on this
matter with her South
American colleagues over the
next three months, and at the
end of this period it is ex-
pected they will reach agree-
ment on a likely candidate
for this position.

Caracas, 28 M/ay 2008

(The writer is the Ambas-
sador of Guyana to Venezu-
ela. The views expressed are
solely those of the writer.)

5/31/2008, 10:25 PM

UNASUR constituent

treaty propels South

American integration

Common wealt h-led

media workshop ends


The Government of Giuyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Banlk (IADB) for the Mahaica to Rosignol Road Project. It is intended that
part: ofthe proceeds oft-his financing will be applied to eligible payments for the supply of
The GJOG through M~inistry of Public Wiorks &2 Communications now invites sealed
quotations from eligible supp~liers for Electrical Instruments and Tools required for
maintenance oftraffic lights.
Invitations, inclusive of Specifications antd Quotation Form~s, can be obtained from the
Office of the Cloordinaltor. Works Services.G~roup, Fort Street. Kingston, Georgetown
during office hours: 8:00 hrs 16:30 brs Mondays to Fridays -- Phone No. 225 9870 Ext.
i 08 and E-mail address wsgdigi~ol.net.gy

Procurement will be conducted through the N~ational C~ompetitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures specified in the procurement Act 2003 and the Invitation is open to all
suppliers from member countries of th~e IADB.
Quotatio~is must be placed in sealed envelopes, addressed to the Address given below and
deposited in the Tender Box of the Mini stry of Public Works and Communications before
09.00 hourobn Tuesday.24"'#lhune 2008. Late Quotations will be rejected. Quotations will
he opened hi the presecnc~e of supphrers or their representatives who choose to attend at th~e
address given below at 09(r:00 hours on the closing date. All Quotations from local
'uypphecrs mu;t be accompanied by vaid~ GRA an~d NIS Compliance Certif-icates. GOG)C
reserves the right to accept .or reject any or all quotations ait any time during the
procurementt process.

The riddress fobr submission oif quotations is

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


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225-6508 227-5204~

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Guyana's .parliament to es-
tablish a' Communications an
Public Education Unit should
be supported, and to this end
the dedicated Parliament
channel of Trinidad and To-
bago, with its live television
and radio broadcasts, pack-
aged edited versions, as well
as Internet transmission of
the deliberations of parlia-
ment, should be studied; and
that Parliament and the Me-
dia should collaborate in an
effort to broaden the knowl-
edge ~and understanding of
Parliament's role in decision-
making by making available
opportunities for the training
of journalists in the role and
procedures of parliamentary

A CALL is out for a review of
the guidelines governing how
the media should cover Par-
liament, and for the broaden-
ing of the reach of the broad-
cast of parliamentary pro-
These are just some of the
agreed by participants of a four-
day workshop for media opera-
tives sponsored by th;e Com-
monwealth Parliamentary Asso-
ciation (CPA) which wrapped
up yesterday.
The recommendations came
out of presentations made by
the CPA resource team, ques-

tions and interventions from
participants and responses from
the resource team during the
course of the workshop which
was held at the Grand Coastal
Inn at Le Ressouvenir, East
Coast Demerara.
The forum commenced on
Wednesday, and the proposals
and recommendations are aimed
at strengthening the relationship
between Parliament and the me-
The sessions, which sought
to sensitise the media and
Members of Parliament (MPs)
on their rights, duties, respon-
sibilities and privileges, saw a

healthy and lively exchange of i
views, and yesterday's, which
saw the fine-timing of the draft,
was no different.
Among those present yes-
terday were members of the vis-
iting CPA team, among them
Guyana-born British MP, Bar-
oness Valerie Amos, and live-
wire Trinidad & Tobago journal-
ist, Sasha Mohamed.
Other recommendations
are for there to be a contin-
ned effort between Parlia-
ment and the Media at devel-
oping and establishing a mu-
tually-beneficial professional
rapport; that the initiative of

committees and its general
The forum also identified
the need, when broadcasting, to
utilise non-partisan commenta-
tors to describe and explain the
proceedings of Parliament to the
public so as to foster a better
understanding among the popu-
lace of how the office operates;
for consideration to be given to
further developing and updating
Parliament's current website;
for courses of study about the
role of Parliament to be intro-
duced at all levels in the national
school and University curricula
and through appropriate out-
reach programmes and forums;
and for the CPA and Common-
wealth Youth Pro'gramme's

Youth' Parliaments and similar
initiatives to be supported as
mechanisms to inform young
people about Parliamentary
work and procedures.
Others are that Parlia-
ment should give further
consideration to a more ef-
fective system of work/study/
internship attachments to
Parliament through which
university students could
serve as research assistants,
library assistants or at ap-
propriate positions in the
Parliament office; and that
Parliament should provide
adequate facilities for pro-
fessional press and broad-
cast coverage of its proceed-

Ministry of~o th Heat et a or D pmlpent Uniti
W'orldl Bankl HIV//AIDS Prevention and Contr~ol Project
Supply and Delivery of Laboratory Reagents and Consumables
1. The :Ministry ofHealth has ureceived a Grant from the Wtor-ld Bank toward the
cost of HIV/AIDlSPre v~ention andi Control, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of
this Gr-ant to payments under the contract for Supply and Delivery of Laboratory
Reagents and Consumables.

3. The Min~istiy of~-ea~lth, Health ;Sctor- Developm~entf Unit now invites sealed
bids from eligible bidders for the above mentioned Laboratory Reagents and

4. Bidding will be conducted through the N'ational Competitive Bidding
procedures specified in the World Bank's Gulidelines: P~rocee~ment untder IBRD Loan,
alndlDA~ Credits. and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defined in the

5. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Health
Sector Dev~elopmlent Uniit and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below
f~iiom Monday to Friday between 8 am to I 6 hrs pm.

6. A complete set of bidding documents inl English may be purchased by interested
bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon
paymetitofa nonrefundable fee office thousanld Guyanar dollars (GS5, 000). T'he method
cif payment wiill be by manager's or company cheque. The document will be sent by

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before Tuesday, July 0 1, 2008,
2008 at 9.00am local time All; bids rmust be accompanied by a bid security of six hutndred
anrd forty four thzous~and Guyranla dollars (GS644,000). Late bids will be rejected. Bids
will be opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend at the
address below at 9.00am local time on Tuesday July 1, 2008 All bids must clearly mark
the name of the Project and the address below.

Address of Bid Submission

Thle Ch~airman r
Nation~ral .Prrcurement andc Ten~l-der Aminist~ration Board
Mtiniistry o~fFinlance
Malcin a;nd Urquharrt S~treets
Do not open? befoireL Tuesdlay, July 01.2008 at 9.(00am.

For BiCdClatin~rifiction Prpse

Mtinristryr of`/ealthr, He~alt~ .Sec~tor Devehynnentl Uniit
Attention:r. TheI PIlvemementCI1 O/ti.er
Georgetrownl Pribl~ic Hosp~ital C~orpotraionr Compou~ndll
Earst Savect
Te~tjl~lephone No 225-.3470. 226j-6222_. ,226-2'41_5 .
/ as No,.: 22'5 6559 ...


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MINISTER Rohee going through the records on one of his visits yesterday.

Tti Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers for the following tender:

Supply of Cane Conveyor Spares for Ultviugt Factory
Supply of Atlas Copco Air Compressor for Blairmont Factory
SSupply of Atlas Copco Air Compressor for Enmore FactorU
SSupply of Induced Draft Coupling, Electric Motor & Starter
for Rose Hall Factory

These products should be supplied in accordance with specifications and
req uirements detailed in Tender Docu ments.

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender Package can be purchased anid uplifted from the Purchasing Mlanager/
- Factories at the address below:

Alternatively the above tenders can be downloaded from GUYSUCO'S
website at http://www.suysu~co. comn ana' click on the Tab
i'nvitations to Tender'

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Closing Date for Tender will be Thursday, June 1 9, 2008.
Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from Purchasing
Manager-Field at the address below from Wednesday May 28, 2008: -
Mate rialIs Mana gement De p artment
Og le Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara
Telephone: 592-222-31 61, 31 62
Fax: 592-222-3322





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\HEAD of the Presidential
Secretariat (HPS) and Cabi-
net Secretary, Dr. Roger Lun-
cheon, last Friday, told the
media that the vast majority
of farmers who were carrying
out farming exercises in the
Buxton/Friendship backlands
area prior its clearing have
been engaged by the commit-
tee set up to handle the mat-
ter and have been provided
with stipends and compensa-
The HPS was responding to
a request for an update on the
clearing exercise by one media
entity during his weekly post-
Cabinet media briefing at the
Office of the President.
"The vast majority of the
farmers who were disadvan-
taged by not having the possi-
bility of reaping their harvest
and not being allowed access to
their plots to continue subsis-
tence farming, those farmers
have, also over the months of
engagement with the committee,
have been able to gain access for
harvesting particularly with the
state owned Guyana Sugar Cor-
poration (GUYSUCO) and ac-

cess to their plots to assist in
the activity for clearing the
backlands," he explained.
The Cabinet Secretary
pointed out that the group as a
whole has also been encouraged
to provide labour, in addition to
the clearing of vegetation, to
support the drive by the Joint
Services and, funded by the
Ministry of Agriculture to do
necessary drainage and irrigation
works as well as to provide ac-
cess to these areas.
"'So what started out with
some amount of confusion,
some amount of apprehen-
sion, has over the months
settled into a formidable rou-
tine with the Joint Services
clearing some amount of ac-
cess, some amount of satisfac-
tion with the compensation
that has been provided and
bigger than anything else is
the move to expand into
drainage and irrigation
works, and to provide access
to the lands that the farmers
use for their subsistence
farming," he added.
Emphasising that the exer-
cise remains focused on the

back~lands area and going as far
as the central navigation canal
aback Buxton/ Friendship, Dr.
Luncheon pointed out that the
exercise saw the effort being fo-
cused initially on clearing the
two dams on the eastern and
western end of the project zirea
followed by a move into the
cultivated landing between and
then moving southward at one
hundred metres at a time.
The HPS contended that
what was important was that
the drainage and irrigation work
being done provided some sat-
isfaction that the project may
well turn out to be one of some
advantage to the farmers in
Burton and in Friendship.
The clearing of the
Buxton-Friendship backlands
had been initiated earlier
this year following calls by
residents of the East Coast of
Demerara after the killing of
11 persons at Lusignan by
gunmen on January 26. Resi-
dents of the areas had cited
the need for this to be done
as the area served as a haven
for criminals who woidd hide-
out in the backlands. (GINA)

HOhilt~ Affairs Minister,
Clement Rohee, yesterday
visited Police Stations in 'D'
Division, West Demerara, to
check on the general condi-
tion of the facilities and the
state of preparedness of the

rDsuring the visit, the Minis-
ter inspected station records,
the barrack room facilities
which accommodate ranks at the
stations, the storerooms and the
After making his rounds,
the minister declared that con-
ditions at the stations were gen-
erally acceptable, but that there

is a lack of adequate facilities to
accommodate juvenile offenders.
The government recently
expended $5M on rehabilitat-
ing the Parika Station and
another $4.7M on upgrading
facilities at the Leonora Sta-

toA further $4M is to be ex-
pended on completing the up-
grading of the Leonora Police
Station and another $4M on the
La Grange Station during this
year, he said.
The Minister observed that
all the stations are equipped
with vehicles which have en-
hanced their response capabil-

Minister Rohee said there
seems to be a prevalence of
domestic violence and assault
offences being committed in
the Division, and that this
could be related to the abuse
of al oholillTh Mi iise rsai

his colleagues who could ar-
range interventions to deal
with this problem.
He acknowledged and
commended the work being
done in several communities
by faith based organizations
to deal with social issues that
lead to crime. (GINA)

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. mnvites suitably qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for the supply of:


Low Grade Rock Phosphate Applicator;
Fertilizer Applicator;
Planting Trailer;
Dump Trailer;
1 25 ccTrail Type Motor Cycle;

Qty 1
Qty 3
Qty 1
Oty I1
Qty 1

Materials Management Department
Factory Section
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-222-2910, 3163
lFax No.: (59;2)-222-3322


6/1/2008, 12 58 AM

StililAYI CHRbN~tji~'i 11%W~tjif

Burton backlands

clearing settles into

formidable routine

Dr. Luncheon


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Tenders are invited for the pu rchase of the fol lowi ng vehicles:

Vehicles can be inspected at the Ministry of Public Works and
Communications, Mechanical Workshop Compound, Water Street,
Kingston, Georgetown.

Tenders must be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Public Works and Communications, and placed in the tender box at the
Ministry of Public Works and Communications, WJight's Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown, on or before 09:30 h on Tuesday, 3une 10, 2008.

Tenders must be ma rked, "Tender for u nserviceable vehicle" on the top
rig ht- ha nd corner of the envelope.

The Ministry reserves the right to reject any tender without stating a

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inspiration for the so-called Mediterranean diet.
Their traditional lifestyle involved not only regular exercise, but
also plenty of fish, fruit and vegetables, usually cooked in olive oil,
and washed down with the occasional glass of red wine.
Studies have suggested that modern diets based on this ideal
could improve heart health,
The idea that it could also reduce the risk of diabetes is a logi-
cal step olive oil is already known to improve blood sugar control
and lower blood pressure.
The 14,000 men and women, of varying ages, were all
scored on their own recollection of which elements of the Medi-
terranean diet they followed in day-to-day life, and split into
three groups, depending on the level of their adherence to the
As well as gaining a point for eating key ingredients fish, fruit
and olive oil, they got:one for cutting back on animal fats and keep-
ing to a moderate alcohol ilitake.
The highest group had managed seven or more points, while
the bottom group had less than three points.
The researchers then waited to see who developed diabe-
tes over the next four years, and found that the average risk
for those in the highest group was 83% Iower than for those

Please see page 15

residentt and members of the CARIFESTA sub-committees. (An

AS plans for the major Car-
ibbean Festival of Creative
Arts (CARIFESTA) X to be
held in Guyana in August '
move apace, President
Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday met

with the committees planning
the event at his official resi-
dence, State House, to discuss
the plans and to listen to re-
ports on what has been done
so far.

Among those at the meeting
was Chairman of the sub com-
mittees, Minister of Culture,
Youth and Sport, Dr Frank An-
thony, who, on Friday, during a
press conference on the event,

spoke of the many enhancement
arrangements ongoing at the
Sophia Exhibition Centre, well
known for hosting GUYEXPO.
The area is in the process of un-
dergoing a major infrastructural
overhaul to accommodate del-
egatioils for the August exposi-
Twenty five countries have
thus far confirmed their partici-
pation in the event scheduled to
take place from August 22-31
this year.
More than 100 cultural
events will be featured during
the 10 days of CARIFESTA to
be held under the theme 'One
Caribbean One Purpose, Our
Culture, Our life'.
Included in these events
are the performing, culinary,
visual and Titerary arts, fash-
ion focus, grand market, com-
munity festivals, super con-
certs, youth forum and signal
events. (GINA)

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TENS of thousands of people worldw ide are joining a mass
rally to raise money and awareness about rising food costs.
-The rally begins on the east coastr of .Asia7 and w 1Il c~onunue
across a series of countries, finlshing on the west coasjt of the
United States.
End Hunger: Haolk thell'orld aims 10? hate~ a alk going on
somewhere in the world dunng a 2-1-hour period.
Organised by the World Food Programme. the rall\ aims tor
raise money for WFP.progranurmes for fdirrjng school childcren.
Rome summit
The WFP's appeal for ~merge~ncy aid In, fill the geap left by
rising prices this year has been answecred, part~hi by huge
$500m payment by Saudi Arabia.
But the demand for more fooda aid w~Ill remain high In the
future as food prices ~are not expected to f~a llo le els seen,be-
fore the present crisis.
An emergency summit in Rome thili weekt will consider
longer-term solutions to the problem, including more! in-.
vestment in agriculture in Africa. The organizers of the
Walk the World rally expect their biggest turnout to bein
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in the lowest group.
Those in the middle had a 59% fall in the risk of diabetes.

However, the average age of those taking part was around 40
years old under the normal age for type II diabetes to strike, and
the study authors conceded that the relatively low numbers of new
cases of the~condition over their four-year period made the results
harder to rely on.
They called for bigger and longer-term studies to test the diet.
Dr Iain Frame from Diabetes UK said another weakness was
Sthe questionnaire format, which relied on volunteers' honesty and
memory to give accurate results.
He said: "Although it is interesting that the researchers con-
clude that a Mediterranean diet could provide protection against
Ty5pe II diabetes, more robust research is needed before we can draw
any firm conclusions about this claim.
"A fundamental link between being overweight and developing
Ty~pe 2 diabetes has already been proven.
"Diabetes UK advises people to follow a healthy diet low in
fat,. sugar and salt with plenty of fruit and vegetables, and to take
regular physical activity to reduce the risk of developing the condi-
Olive oil intake
A spokesman for the British Nutrition Foundation said that dif-
ferent elements of the diet could be making a difference.
"Although these kinds of study don't allow us to pinpoint ex-
actly which part or pints of the diet are having the beneficial effect,
the fact that the Mediterranean diet is high in fruit and vegetables,
fibre and unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat could all help to
reduce the risk of diabetes.
"Another element of the diet was high consumption of ol-
ive oil which may improve blood glucose control and reduce
inflammation, both of which could help to prevent diabetes de-
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courtesy call yesterday on
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the Office of the President,

MEMBER of the UK 's House of Lords, Baroness Valerie Amos (left),
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By Wendella Davidson
QUEEN'S College emerged
champions Thursday in the
Guyana Bank for Trade and
Industry Limited (GBTI)'s
Second Annual Inter-Second-
ary School Impromptu Speech
Competition when they
trounced Annandale Second-
ary by a whopping 156 points.
The final leg of the contest,
which was held at the Bank's Rec-
reational Centre in Bel Air Park,
saw Queen's amassing 829 points
as against Annandale's 673.
Representing the winning
side were Elson Low, Roberta
Ferguson and Avonella Henry,
who spoke on the topics 'What
school means to me'; 'If you
were the principal of your
school, would you make
changes? Why or why not?'; and
'Beauty is in the eyes of the be:
holder' respectively.
The opposing team com-
prised Clinton Duncan,
Nuriyyih Gerrad, and Oslyn
Solomon, and they were judged
on their presentations on the
topics: 'What is the ideal age of
a person?'; 'The challenges of
working mothers'; and 'What are
the possible implications of glo-
bal warming?'.
Queen's College's Avonella
Henry was adjudged Best
Speaker, having amassed a total
of 1057 points in the overall
The judging panel comprised
Ms Abiola Inniss of the Toast-
masters Club; Ms Bonita
Hunter, who is a Senior Educa-
tion Officer; and Mr. Geoffrey
Smith of the Basic Education
Access Management Support
Programme (BEAMS) within the
Ministry of Education,
The winner's trophy was
presented to Queen's by Minis-
ter of Culture, Youth and Sport,
Dr Frank Anthony, while
GBTI's CEO, Mr. Radhakrishna
Sharma presented Annandale
Secondary with theirs.
Mr. Mario Farinha, manager-
of the Bank's Regent Street
Branch, presented Henry with
the Best Speaker' trophy, while
Mts Melanie Blair, also of the
Regent Street Branch, presented
the judges with tokens of appre-

Farinha, who made both the
opening and closing remarks,
told the finalists they were all
winners having come thus far. "I
would like to assure both teams
that the mere fact that you are
here in the finals means that you
are all winners. You have been
exemplary representatives of
your schooll" he said.
According to Farinha, the
competition, which commenced
on April 24, was undertaken by
the Bank's Regent Street Branch
as part of its community Out-
reach Programme for 2008, and
targeted fourth and fifth foim
students from 16 secondary
Thursday's contest was the
15th round of the competition.
Farinha said that given
the Bank's focus on youth de-
velopment, it was felt that im-

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Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

LAND of Many Waters, at the
National gallery of Art,
Castellani House is a show-
ing of selected works from
the National Collection.

And, as the title suggests, it
comprises paintings of our wa-
terways and the myriad ways in
which we traverse them and toil
along them, and just paddle

peacefully on calm streams,
moonlight dappling the calm
water with romantic postcard
This essay on the nation's
waterscapes comes at a time
when the mid-year rains are
upon us, or are supposed to be
upon us -- since one is never
quite sure nowadays, what with
climate change and all that, and
some communities being con-
stantly on the alert against
flooding and the paintingss re-
mind us how wonderful it is for
our waterways to be confined
between their banks and not
overtop them with. tht reckless

abandon we witnessed a few
years ago.
In other words, the show cel-
ebrating our forty-second Inde-
pendence Anniversary and Inter-
national Museum Day 2008 is a
welcome remilider that our wa-
terways are there to serve us, to
offer us a better way of life, both
economically and for recreational
interludes, and how very fitting
it is for them to do just that.
The importance of canals and
rivers and the sea to our sugar and
fishing and logging industries,
also the more mundane beating of
clothes by washerwomen on river

Kingsley Lambert's K~oker Scene (DIH turn)
banks and bathers skinny-dipping in the shallows is central to the
exhibition, a theme that is just a bit therapeutic when we considlel
the mood of the country and the news that comes into our homler
daily via the print and electronic media.
shesh wing boasts a clutc of fine pu ntq ai tatth l
Maylene Duncan had for bringing two or more figures together ii
a bond so close as to seem unbreakable, a physical and spiritual
coming together, a sort of mystical collusion, a conspiracy of heart
throbbmng as one. Her Untitled (Paddling by Moonlight) is sucl
a piece, two women in a canoe, silhouetted against the night ant
limned magically by moonlight.
And then there is Hubert Moshett's Shrimping and Waterfron'
his turbulent\
brushwork creating river and sea restless and agitated, and hi
sky lit with watery translucence.
It Is Good to Look Out On Green Rivers is Ron Savory'
sweeping panorama, mannered and almost Old World in exec
tion, not quite in the same vein as his impressionist treatment c
junglescapes with their incredibly varied shades of green.
Dudley Charles is also at the show, and no, not with one <
his stunning Old House series, though the sinuous and hauntin
arabesques of his River Spirit do echo the dark gothic motifs th;
are so much a part of that series.
Maggi Dookun is represented by Essequibo Ariputa, two mu:
cular boatmen riding rapids, balanced precariously in their cra
abd nevertheless masters of their situation.
Land of Many Waters continues at the National Galler
until July 19, 2008. (Raschid Osman)

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Public Display of Affection is lovely. but when two people
Kiss at the bus stop for all of 15s minutes and don't stop
until they get a standing ovation from the drunks in the
Park nearby. it's going too far. Can't they afford a hotel?

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By Mal~lc~~rnagemen

In a relationship, everyone starts off sticking sex at
the top of the, 'priorities' list. So, it's a shame that a
year or two on, it ends up somewhere below 'buy yam,
plantains, garlic and onions'. Naturally, the galloping
hormones that get you naked every few hours when you
first fall in love will calm down after a while, but some-
times they calm down so much, you suddenly notice
you've not touched each other for at least a fortnight. A
healthy sex life needs work, but when you're knackered,
busy, and simply can't be bothered, the last thing you
feel like is a marathon session, especially when 'Sex in
the City' or Friends' is about to start. This may sound
weird, but try to build sex into the schedule of work to
do. I know it should come naturally, but start by taking
a few days out to go to bed early. Sometimes if you take
a bath and relax in bed early, it will help you to rest
and then you will be ready for Teddy when he comes to
bed. You have to reinvest in your relationship, otherwise,
he will start to look elsewhere. I know it's unfair be-
cause you have so much to do, but sit him down, ex-
plain why you are always tired, and perhaps ask him for
some help. You don't always have to just get a
babytsitt pwthenk yo arehao ng to a party Asikin gs med
intoxicating remedy for just the two ~of you.

NO kisses tonight, sweetheart
Dear Sherry
I don't like the way he kisses me -- his technique turns me off.
Tisutmhn jIhtav ben dating for a fewdmonths is ou sex tol
his lips and thrusts his tongue into it. Gosh! It's such a turnoff! I
don't know how to tell him without hurting his feelings.

I tammtyn n tnh toufh no n tos nh et en f iha
swishing it about, cutting off your air supply, and allowing
too much spittle to enter the equation are all common mis-
takes many men make. But it's hard to tell your eager lover
he's got it all wrong. So, how do you tackle the issue. I would
suggest that next time you meet, suggest something like this:
"There's something I'd love to show you that really turns me on,"
and ask him to keep still while you demonstrate. Then, you should


Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

The public is here by
advised that the price of
sugar ex-factory is G$3,800
per 50kg bag. This price has
been unchanged since
October 16, 2006. If any
W~~holesaler is found to be
driving up the price, they
Swill be struck fro m the list of i

app roved su p ph ers.

kiss him exactly the way you want to be kissed slowly,
and delicately. Tell him if he kisses you like that, it would
drive you wild. I am positive you wont be able to stop him
from kissing you for a long while your special way.

Dear Sherry
I feel so stupid. I don't know what came over me; I was cud-
dling up on the sofa with my new boyfriend, whom I have only
known for a few months, when, out of the blue, I just blurted out:
"Ilove you". After I said it, I felt uncomfortable; and so did he.
We have not talked about it since. I think we love each other, but I
am still in a state of shock that I said it.

The process of falling in love must be one of the most heady
and intoxicating experiences that life has to offer. Couples in the
first throes of love are bathed in romance an important ingredient
in good sex. It's later on in relationships when you find out that
your partner has faults just like everyone else that working at
romance becomes a necessity.

MoContrarye toapomla o tn t, ohu cannot stay in loef rv r
months to a year. When it eventually wears off, the mistake most
people make is to panic; tell themselves that they have fallen out
of love, and break up. And, guess what? They go in search of that
heady intoxicating experience that life has to offer, again.
So, you blurted out those three little words in a cosy moment.
And I know thi's can feel terribly undermining if he doesn't say the
mean ei 'e ct lo e muo to hin ans lys aotM eh 1)u t
him. Was it to hear the same back? In his panic, he may also be
under the impression you're needy even though you're not. The
solution is to go slowly. Think of your declaration in terms of a
good meal they're better when simmered for a while.

I'm always tired
Dear Sherry
My husband is always complaining that I am never in the mood
for sex. I am still in love with him, but his timing is always wrong-
I have a hard job, and the kids take up a lot of my time when I get
home. I never have personal time.

5/31/2008, 5:15 PM

Pa e III

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Page IV

Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

Graphic, Chronicle, and Evening
Post from the 1970s back for
evidence mn photos, articles, and
advertisements of their nation's
social and civic beauty and
Compare photos of the or-
derly rows of businesses and
housing with overhead veran-
das, canvas awnings shading the
pave on Water Street, north and
south. Compare that to the dis-
mal, horrible disorder and
squalid sidewalks one finds
there today. The same compari-
sons of past Georgetown
beauty and order extends to
streets and areas like Regent and
Robb Streets, Lombard Street,
Charlestown, Albouystown,
Wortmanville, Alberttown, and
Kitty today, which have fallen
far from their past beautiful ap-
*pearance and even civil virtues.
Yet, today's Guyana is far
.richer than those past decades,
and has more employment, ex-
panding businesses, and a grow-
ing economy.
What, then, is missing from
today's national life which
yesterday's national life had as
a civil influence?
The answer is that the most
inspirational missing factor is
the absence of cinemas with
their eclectic daily changing
programmes of classic films, the
Theatre Guild, the stylish fash-
ionable nightclubs like Belved-
ere, Wagon Wheel, Rendezvous,
The Punch Bowl, Bamboo Gar-
dens, Mariners Club, and The
Penthouse, and the weekly
house parties across the city.
None of these social/civil
customs and pleasures would
have occurred in squalid
neighborhoods and civic condi-
tions. This past social environ-
ment generated and maintained
a vivacious, celebrated
Guyanese social atmosphere
comparable to Hollywood's
show-business mood, Europe's
and Latin America's Caf6 soci-
ety, which did not go unnoticed
mn books written even way back
when by the likes of WH
Hudson, Evelyn Waugh,
Michael Swan, VS Naipaul and
'Andrew Salkey who praised the
orderly white wooden architec-
ture, the beautiful fashion and
creole speech of Guyanese girls,
the hospitality and stunning lo-
cal cosmopolitan cuisine,
From the 1930s up until the
1970s, such an opinion of
Guyana and Guyanese fashion
and civility was noticed by ce-
lebrities who came to British
Guiana and Guyana. Famous
singers and musicians like Cab
Calloway, Duke Ellington, Sarah
Vaughn, Dinah Washington,
Nancy Wilson, Miriam
Makeba, Sammy Davis jr,
Johnny Mathis, Ahmad Jamal,
Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, The
Modern Jazz Quartet, Sam
Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Ben E
King, Carla Thomas, Percy
Sledge, not to leave out such cel-

ebrated Hollywood film stars
like Annabelle, Tyrone Power's
wife, Lillian Gish, Danny Kaye,
John Garfield, Groucho Marx,
Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, An-
thony Perkins, Mel Ferrer, and
many others who came incog-
If anyone believes that such
internationally famous artistes
came to Guyana because they
needed our money, they aie de-
luded. Such people camel here
because they had heard of our
beautiful capital city, the elegant
spacious wooden architecture
and wide streets, the lush inte-
rior, the fashion and hospitality
of its citizens, and their intelli-
gent appreciation and interest in
classic cinema, and swinging
modern music.
How exactly did classic cin-
ema and modern music influ-
ence our sense of fashion and
our civility towards each other?
First of all, it seems obvi-
ous that previous generations of
Guyanese understood the vital
practical role that good cultural
influences have on one's moti-
vation and ambition. To sim-
ply want something to change
for the better, or to endlessly
criticize, is not enough. One has
to find and surround oneself
with proper influences. The
central importance of cinemas
with classic film programmes
helped Guyanese professionals
and ordinary citizens to absorb
well-made glamorous surround-
ings they saw in such films.
Before 1962, Guyanese did
not simply dream of leaving
Guyana to revel in the:beauti-
ful scenes of New York, Lon-
don, and Paris they saw in
films. Rather, they aspired to
creating for themselves the same
sort of beauty, order, relevant
wooden or stone architectural
structures and environments
they saw in countless films. In
fact, studio film sets often built
ideal versions of rooms, houses,
streets, cafes, stores, gardens,
and restaurants, and Guyanese
naturally wanted to have the
same Pleasing environments, and
not sirfply gaze at what foreign
places; enjoyed.
Stich influences from clas-
sic cinema inspired a sense of
fashion and civility in past
decades, since no one in their
right mind wants to recreate
dingy scenes of squalor,
criminality, violence,.haphaz-
ard neighborhoods, and
slum architecture one may
also see in films.
Similarly in fashion,
Guyanese found beautiful rel-
evant styles of tropical clothing
in films like 'Duel In The Sun',
the stunningly colourful 1946
Western (one of the most expen-
sive films ever made) with Jen-
nifer Jones as the desirous girl
of mixed blood shown abuse and
racial bigotry due to her
miscegenated origin. Jennifer's
light green cotton.skirt, yellow

cotton shirt, and
colourful silk sash
tied around her waist
demonstrated a per-
fect tropical fashion
style in the film's
torrid sunshine.
The colourful
check shirts of cow-
boy films were also
a popular influence
on Guyanese de-
cades ago, as it sur-
faced in the style of
both East Indian and
African women of
the marketplaces,
whose skirts, shirts,
and headties were of
similar bright check-
ered fabrics. Young
modern Guyanese
girls of those de-
cades took their.cue
from classic Holly-
wood colour films,
where stars wore
clothes like tapered
linen, cotton, satin
and silk trousers in
red, blue, green, and
yellow, with check-
ered shirts rolled up
to their elbows and
stuck into waist-
bands clasped with
broad elastic and
plastic belts in one
bright colour.
They also wore
light canvas or flat
shoes covered with
ankle-high see-
through plastic ga-
loshes in rainy
weather. A more
sporty style con-
sisted of high heeled
pumps with little
folded socks which
looked extremely
sensual with white
or coloured shorts,
held with thin
leather belts, and
light shirts of one
colour stuck into
their waistbands.
This was a style


BECAUSE the history of
tropical South American
nations like Guyana, Bra-
zil, and Venezuela were
built on the labour of Na-
tive Indians, Africans, and
Asians under European
rule, the hope that such
non-Western peoples would
practice only their basic
original customs,
lifestyles, and skills over
centuries without applying
human commonsense to ac-
quiire and adopt new skills
and cultural lifestyles in-
fluenced by Western-Eu-
rope and North America
never became a reality.
SThe architecture, art,
fashion, and cuisine of such
tropical countries today are a
cosmopolitan mixture of
styles evolving hopefully to-
wards that same enjoyable
s knphonic harmony and fu-
s on that the European (espe-
ciply Austrian) Baroque and
Rococo achieved in painting,
sculpture, architecture, music
and theatre during the 17th
and 18th Centuries,
When nations achieve such
a cultural harmony, they become
attractive places to visit, espe-
cially if such nations cannot
rely on white beaches and
luxury resorts to attract foreign
loInialiso sn esucuh po t-B -
zil,iand Venezuela have no time
to waste on any style of life
that, does not propose and con-
struct visible beauty and order
on its streets and among its citi-
indeed, the manner in which
their citizens live, and their
sense of fashion in public places.
all contribute to the reputation:
of such nations as good places

tnoss, s ne peorke o nobu lk
places where citizens look and
act despondent, pessimistic, or
heedls of their ap eaanI on

;whose citizens understand that
their capital city is the most im-
portant location where the civi-
lized values of the nation are
first developed, displayed and i
maintained, Georgetown citi- I
zens df every race and ethnicity
aspirdld to, and created a high
standard of fashion and civility I
right up to the late 1970s, even ;
during the turbulent 60s.
T is beautiful civil era is
nowcmostly leplae eyn t-
tend to doubt such critical state-
ments, and who perhaps were
born after the 197p0s and there-
fore care only for their nation's
present era, I suggest they con-
sult the bound volumes of Brit-
ish Guiana & Guyana's daily
newspapers such as the Argosy,

Jennifer Jones in her tropical fashion in the expensive masterpiece
colour Western, 'Durel in The Sun' of 1946.

simiilar to chorus-
line girl fashions found in many
MGM musicals.
A good example of the mod-
ern tropical style of clothing
which emphasised one's mndi-
vidual fashion sense can be
found in the wonderful Frank
Sinatra/Debbie Reynolds 1955
film: 'The Tender Trap'. The
film opens with Sinatra walk-
ing out of the horizon sing-
ing that great number 'The
Tender Trap'. He is then
seen on a touch with one of
his 'girls', dressed in a bril-
liant vermillion shirt, cream
slacks, red socks, and black
slip-on leather loafers.
Debbie Reynolds later does
a dance number dressed in a
pink striped sleeveless silk T-
shirt, and pink satin skirt. Even
the social problem film like
'Cry Tough' of 1957, with John

less sea of the same boring
blue jeans, the same
skimpy female tops, over-
sized shirts in heavy fabric
or North American sports
gear, the same clumsy run-
ning shoes, as if every
store/vendor sold the same
clothes, leaving no influ-
ence, desire or hope for in-
dividual expression or choice
by individual minds.
It may sound far-
fetched, but the absence to-
day of such real creative
scope for self-expression
by consumers offers little
inspiration towards help-
ing one's civil society to
overcome its negative atti-
tudes and change for the

Saxon as a Puerto Rican, had the
most well-cut tropical male and
female fashion which was quite
influential locally.
More popular with 'mod'
young Guyanese of the 1960s
were the brilliant fashions of
the neighbourhood Puerto
Ricans and white American
youths in 'West Side Story' of
1961, with their well-cut tight
pants and bright shirts. This
was what struck young

e~mulaang an n It the ehi
conflict the between t~he two
groups the film dramatised.
Such films are rarely seen lo-
cally to prove the validity and
relevance of their fashion for
today's Guyanese, whose
only sense of contemporary
fahion seems mostly an end-

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`Sunday Chroriicle Jine '1, 2008

Page V

By Joshua M Bernstein

FOR a textbook defini-
tion of family, travel
to Ozone Park,
Walk beneath the el-
evated train tracks until
you spot a squat corner
factory bearing the moni-
ker 'Mamita's Ices' and a
painting of a smiling
woman sporting upswept
Step inside, and
shaved-bald Javier Morel
could greet you. His mus-
tached dad, Mgximo,
might shake your hand.
Morel's petite sister,
Nieve, could toss you a
smile right before you
bump into agagle ofcous-
"More than 20 family
members work here,"
says the jovial Javier Mo-
rel, 36, who lives in Long
Island, is married and
has one son. "Luckily,
we all get along very
Morel and hisclan op-
erate Mamita's Ices -
named after their grand-
mother, with the paint-
ing modeled after Morel's
mom New York's pre-
mier purveyor of milk
and water-based Domini-
can-style ices.
On sweltering sum-
mer days, kids and adults
alike cool down with
creamy coconut,
ambrosial passion fruit
and sweet raspberry ices.
"I used to eat five
ra peMr prices aeday' red

sister would be like,
'You're going to get sick,
eating so many.' "
It's a miracle the Mo-
rels ever manufactured a
single ice. In the mid-
1980s, the Morels were
living in economically
challenged Santiago in
the Dominican Republic.
To change the family's
fortune, dad, M~ximo im-
migrated to New York
"He was a business-
man, but it was harder
and harder for him to
make a living [in
Santiago]. In New York
City, there's so much op-
portunity," Morel says.
After settling in

Ozone Park in 1990, he
requested that Javier
and one brother trans-
plant to the city. "We
came to goto school," Mo-
rel says, but monetary
needs forced him into
"Every day I drove a
meat truck from Brook-
lyn to the Bronx. It was
very nasty, especially
first thing in the morn-
ing. And the pay was
nothing," Morel says.
But he had his family.
One by one, his seven
siblings~ came to Queens.
"We were lucky to be
together," he says. Soon
enough, they'd be work-
ing together. In 2001,
Morel's sister, Nieve,
with just a few pots and
one freezer, started mak-
ing and freezing ices in
her home kitchen. The
frozen treats were a hit.
"People who move to
America want to eat food
from home," Morel ex-
plains of the ices' popu-
larity. "And at the time,
no one was making Do-
minican-style ices."
Sensing a niche, the
Morels spent their spare
time manufacturing and
selling ices. Initially,
their distribution method
was very rudimentary.
"We'd pack up the ices in
coolers like you'd take to
the beach," Morel recalls,
"and sell 50 here, 30
there, 40 there. It wasn't
the most efficient pro-
cess." Gradually, orders

a former Ozone Park
nightclub. Bye-bye, truck
driving. Hello, long, gruel-
ing hours.
"We come to the fac-
tory at 3:00am and work
in pairs one brother
with one sister," Morel
sa s.
From mixing raw in-
gredients to freezing the
ices, the process takes
five arduous hours. And
everyone chips in
"We're all bosses," Mo-
rel says, "so we share all
the duties. One day, my
dad might be packing the
ices. Another day, I'll be
unloading boxes."
Which family mem_

ber gets stuck
peeling the
sweet potatoes
for the batata
"We hire
people to do
that," Morel
says, laugh-
What's. no
joke is the
business' suc-
On an av-
erage day, the
factory churns
out 75,000
ices, many
travelling to
bur geon in g
Hispanic popu-
lations in
New Jersey,
Florida and
Wash in gton
"Once we
see a bodega Chez Mam
in a town, weJaernd
know we have
to get our ices there,"
Morel explains.
Come summertime,
Mamita's Ices are every-
where. The production
ratchets up to 100,000
ices a day, and no one
dares take a vacation.
"In this business, you
must be ready the sec-
ond the weather turns
warm. When it's 95 de-
grees out, we're working
seven days a week," Mo-
rel says.

ita's: Part of the Morel clan who make up Mamita's Ices. From left are Franklyn, Nieve,

Isn't it maddening to
see you-r family every
Not at all, says Nieve.
"Working with your fam-
y means you can trust
everybody. No one's ever
late; and you can't make
up excuses or tell your
family lies."
But even the stron-
ge~st family bond can't al-
ter one immutable fact
about ices: "We lose 70%
of the sales during the

bought for $1 now costs
us $3," Morel laments.
"Though some compa-
nies will cut corners and
use cheaper ingredients,
we keep our standards
high" and hope for good
"When it's raining,
it's a bad day," MVorel
says. "But when the
sun's shining, that's a
good day for our family."
(Reprinted from the New
York Daily News)

wintertime," Morel says,
"so we must save, save,
save during the sum-
Though Mamita's has
survived slow winters,
one weak summer could
spell doom. The family is
expanding its line into
drinkable yogurt and,
eventually, fruit juices
and cheese. These are
difficult times for expan-
"Any ingredient we

5/31/2008, 5:17 PM

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the most widely

c ircl~ated newspaper
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will b~ate hl ttecub% paviion o
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commr~encinel at 5:30 rrm.
Copies of the agenda andi the audited thnandial report can be upilftell from the club
8RVIimO 8118? monday mall19th 2008. Motions must be submitted at least 7 days prior to
the meeting.
Only Financial ME MBERS wil~sl be allowed admission to the mooting. Members who are in
arrearswill netbe adamell.
All Subscrlotlans Payable to theECC shall ibemalle rior tathe 1th ef fne 2008, since no
proision whl be male for the recolpt subscription on the dalof the election.

Samzdulw 5&i~~Lrala
Secretar~y (ag)

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th *~euto of *h folwn Manenn *n **lbiiato .

2.Biddling will be conducted through the National Compet~litie Bidding (NCB)
procedures. specified inl the Procuremnent Act, 2003 and regulations, 2004. and is
open to onlly Pre-qualified Contractors.
3. Interest eligible Pre-qualified bidders may obtain further information from Mr. T.
Persaud. Ministry of Education, 2 1 Brick~dam. An inspection of the Biddingr
Documelnts canl be conducted at the above address bet-weenl the hours of 8:30) to
4:00 hrs on week days.
41. All bids must be accompanied by Valid NI\S and GilRA (IRD) Compliance
5. The Tender document may' be purchased froml the Ministry of Education, 21
Brickdam for a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars $5,000). each. The
method of payment accepted will be cash.
6. Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the
Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top, left hand corner "'Tender for
(nlamle of project) MlOE. Tenderers who are applying for more thanl one
projectilot must place each bid in a separate envelope. No electronic biddiing will
be pennlitted. L~ate bids will be rejected.
7. A~ll tenders mulst be deh ivered to thle address below onl or before 9:00 on Thesday
10th June, 2008. All bids will be opened in~ the presence of those contractors or
their representatives who choose to attend.
8. The address referred to above is:

NainualProcurement &t Tenlder Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
M~ain &I urquar~t streets
).The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject anly or all the Tenders without
assignmng any reason.

P. Kalndhi
Pennanent~ Secretary~
Ministry of Education


ing then, and now. She has
rejected any consequences
for the man who violated her
son; her reaction explains
why victims often resent the
parent who stood by and did
nothing, even more than
their abuser.
For your own under-
standing, we recommend
two books: Richard
Gartner's 'Beyond Be-
trayal and S~e
silverman' s -Because I
Remember Ter~or-. Father.
I Remember You'. If your
brother hasn't received
help, locating a therapist
who deals with adult sur-
vivors of childhood trauma

wisdom of keeping this secret from
your in-laws. Sooner or later, it
may come out, and your in-laws
will question why they weren't
told. They have been breaking
bread w~ith a molester and don't
know it. Telling them may protect
Others from being abused by your
You did not create this
mess. Neither did your
brother. Your father's ac-
tions and your mother's inac-
tionr created it. How' you treat
your parents fromt now on is
fof itdu a cm tote h
ligations children usually
owe their parents.
Wayne & Tamara

The first thing
abused children
learn, is not to tell.
That's why molesta-
tion inside the fam-
ily usually takes
years to come to
the surface. For
the victim, the first
step is the hardest.
Boys who are
abused, commonly
don't begin to deal
with it until their
30s, and it is not
unusual for them to
wait until their 40s

Orour brother was forced to
be a hoarder of secrets. Now,
he has given you a secret which
protects your children, but it
also burdens you. You hope
your father has no other victims,
but you don't know. A suc-
scesfu baker abut aosku eesa
ful child molester looks like ev-
eryone else,
Usually, when a man sexu-
ally abuses one of his children,
the wist y isdn But ifb s
above protecting her child, she
will never admit that she knew.
Your mother says she has for-
given her husband, but it is not
up to her to forgive. The of-
fense was against your brother.
When she says she doesn't

Construction of Fence
Carpentry Wor'ks

South Kuimveldt Secondary
Ea~st Ruimveldt Secondary
St. Christopher Nursery

Page VI



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1. The Gjuyana Revenue Authority invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders to supply the following communication equipment:
The supply and delivery of "Eleven Photocopiers."
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National C'ompetitive Bidding (NCIB)
procedures, specified in th-e Procurement Act 2003, and is -open to all bidders
subject: to provisions of Section Il l (Eligible Countries) as; defined in the Bidding ~

3. Interested eligible bidders mlay obtain information, clartificatioh, and uplift bid
documents from the -- Director Procuremnent and Operational Support Uinit --
Guyana Revenud A-uthority, 2 16/i2 7 Lamaha Street, Gjeorgetown Tel# 225 2081,
fr~omn Mvonldy to Thursdaq' 8 am to 4.30 pm and Fr-iday 8 am to 3.30pm*

4. Qualifications requirements' include: Valid C'ertificattes of C~ompliance fr~om.NIS
and GRA which should be submitted for companies with offices registered in
Guyvana and 3id Secu~rjty of' one hundr-ed and fiftyv thousand (C$150,000.00)

5. A complete set of' Bidding Documents in English m~ay be purchased by interested
bidders upon payment of a non r~efundable cash fee of three -thousand dollars

6. Bid shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of the
Ridder. The envelope should be clearly muarked in the upper Ileft- hand corner.
"'Supply and delivery ofEleven Phoctocopiers -Guyana RevenuoeAuthority."
Bids Iimst-beaddressed to:
National Procuremen~t andt Tenlder Administration Boardi
Ministry of Finantce
Mamn and U~rquhlart Streets
And dtepositedf in rthe Tender Boxu at the aIbove: address nlot later tha;n 09).00 h on
'ITuesday 10O'" Junle 2008. ( ' .: '. -.'.`.' if !!..: .. i!' : .: .. ..1, _: .: L.ate bids wvill
be ejectede.

9. ids wdil be opened in the presence of' rctose Bidders or th~ir representatives who
choose to attendl at 9.001t on Tulesdayv 10''" Jilne 20)08 in the Boardr~oom of the
National Proicurelnent anld TI)LTene Adi\(nllistrationI Board., Min~iStry~ of1 FinanIIce at
the: above aIddress.

10). T~lsheationalrl PrIocuremenl~ Ilt a Tendrcl Aditniistliilratin Bardl Mvinistryv of1 F-inance

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Page VII

IT WOULD be virtually impos-
sible to speak a word, or even
eat, if it were not for saliva,
which we take for granted. This
fluid actually contains 31 differ-
erit proteins, plus 20 other sub-
stances, most of which comprise
a wide variety of metallic par-
ticles. Many of the proteins and
other constituents of saliva pro-
tect the soft and hard tissues of
the oral cavity. The salivary mu-
cins (slime) coat and lubricate
the surface of the oral mucosa
(lining). These larger molecules
prevent bacterial adherence and
colonisation, protect the tissues
from physical abuse, and allow
them to resist temperature
Some ~of the proteins, like
lysozyme, have the ability to
degrade the cell walls of bacte-
ria; some e.g. histatin,
lactofe'rrin, and lactoperoxidase,
inhibit microbial growth. Some
proteins, such as the salivary
antibodies, mray protect the
teeth against caries. When the

mouth is inactive, saliva flows
at the ratesof about one table-
spoon every ten minutes. Con-
scious or unconscious, the flow
never stops. While chewing
gum, the flow rate of saliva av-
erages one tablespoon every
three minutes. The most re-
markable finding of all the stud-
ies is the enormous variability
of flow rates for both basal
(resting) and stimulated (chew-
ing) secretions. These may have
up to a 30-fold range. Thus, it
is clear that a wide range of pro-
duction can allow normal oral
functions. There is also a very
wide variation in salivation
among different individuals.
A dry mouth is experienced
when the salivary flow is re-
duced by at least 50 per cent.
The oral symptoms of xerosto-
mia (dry mouth due to glands
not functionling properly) are:
Thirst; having difficulty with
swallowing, speaking and eating
dry foods; needing to frequently
sip water while eating; having

difficulty with wearing den-
tures; and often doing things~ th
keep the mouth moist. Other
signs and symptoms of the dis-
ease include burning or tingling
sensations of the tongue, abnor-
mal taste perceptions and fis-
sures (cracks) and sores at the
corners of the lips. If you want
to know if someone is under the
influence of marijuana, ask
them to spit.Most times they
General symptoms may
also involve a dry throat;
blurred vision with burning;
itching or sandy feelings in the
eyes; dryness; itching; burning
of the vagina; in addition to a
recurrent history of vaginitis.
Also seen are dry skin and nose
apart from frequent constipa-
tion. Many of these symptoms
may also be presenting patient's
without xerostomia, but they
are much more common in
those with it.
Various other factors cause
xerostomia, in addition to the

more than 400 drugs that can re-
sult in a decreased secretion of
saliva. Without doubt, the worst
agent capable of causing the
syndrome is radiation, used in
the treatment of oral and thy-
roid cancer. As far as possible,
the glands should be shielded
from the full dose of radiation.
Included in tlhe diseases that
may cause salivary gland hypo
function are the rheumatoid
conditions (including AIDS), and
certain common diseases such
as high blgod pressure and dia-
betes. Decreased chewing, be-
cause of constant liquid diets and
in patients whose jaws are wired
when broken, can induce gland
atrophy.(shrinkage) leading to
dry .mouthi.
The ability of the psychic
state to depress the flow of sa-
liva is well known. Depression
affects anxiety, and fear might
result in lasting episode of dry
plouth. When no organic
4lange can be found in: a pa-
tients' troublesome oral dryness,

_ rm~

he should be advised to consult
a psychologist or a psychiatrist
Rdo exlr posmjl pscoe
pressant drugs tend to aggravate

the degree of oral dryness. Re-
lief can be had also with sgr
rie ~m~ad ,e aontrle a
pilocarpine HCLI.

Co-op rative Republic of Guyana

Supply and delivery of Photocopiers.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant
position of Director within the Corporate Communications Unit of the
Guyana Revenue Authority.

The Director of the Corporate Communications Unit will be responsible for:

*Administering the functions of the Corporate Communications Unit
and coordinating all PR activities of the GRA.
*Advising the Commissioner-General on PR activities and providing'
print and electronic coverage of GRA\ Secretariat.
*Maintaining and controlling the information flow between GRA and
*Editing television Scripts and Press Statem~ents, editing quarterly
newsletters, and presenting 'Focus on GRA'.
Liaising with the media for coverage of various activities, act as VAT
spokesperson and make appearance on behalf of the GRA.
*Review, propose and implement PR strategies and programmes,
produce weekly PR plan and reports and oversee GRA's website


A Bachelor's Degr-ee with specialization in Public Communication, Education,
Journalism or a related discipline.

A minimum of three (3) years experience-in managing a Corporate
Communication Unit of a medium/large sized organization. ~Computer
literacy is essential.

Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later
t~han June 13, 2008 to:

Guyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaaha &. East Streets

Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008





Courts: differ on brain damage

and foot injury compensation

In his judgment, Justice L~uckhoo noted.that the appellant, an electrician by trade, had
the misfortune of having his foot come into contact with an exposed wire of 440 volts
wIhilst in the employ of the respondents as a rigger, running electric wires at the Albion
Estate. That incident occurred on February 4, 1965.
He sustained severe burns to the foot in question which necessitated prolonged medi-
cal treatment because of the resulting disturbance of an ulcer, followed by necrosis of a bone
in the ankle. .


ALppli cati ons a vi invited fromtSuitably qualified persons to filltIhe following vacalicies:-

1. MarketingOfficer

a. Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related discipline
b. Five (5)years post gmaduatewnorkingexsperience,
c. Knowledge of thleCaricom Marketw~ill beasset.

Renumeration: D~ependent on qlualificat-ion and ex ~rience.

Station: Georgetotyn based, but will have to travel to th~e ri ce growing regions.

2. Mechanical Engineer

a. Bachelor's Degree inrengineer or related discipline
b. Knowledge of the nice sector willbe an asset.

Renumuertion: Dependent on qual ification~and experience.

SStation: Burma Rice Research Station based but w~ill have to tmvel to the rice grow-ing

3. Legall Officer

a. Bachelor's D~egree in Law\ (L.L.B. &1 L,.E.C.) or related Degree.
b. S strong organuiz~aional a nd Communicat ion skills.

-I. Internal Auditor

a. Degree inl Accountinlg. ACCA Lev-el l1.or related Degree combines w\ith~
public accounting and/or internallauditexsperience.

b. Minimum of four (4) \-ears of accounting aInd/or auditing exper-ience.
Generall understanding of aludit process in thle pu~blic sector
Understanding of financial comlputler si stemls. Str'ong org2ani/:ational and
communication skills.

Application~s with detailed resume` should be sent on or befor-e JuLne 9. 2008 to:

Thei~dlministi-ati; e Ma~nager
Guy-ana Rice Development Bo ard
1~16-117 Cow~an Stret

The Nat-ional Drainage and Irrigation Authority invites aIpplications f'or the post of

Human Resjou rce Officer

Applicants should possess a degree in Pulblic managem-ent wsith a minimum of the (5)
years ex'per'ience in per'sonnel management and tf I~~ development.

Detailed Jobh Decrciptil:'ion!o Spciificationl canl be uplifted fi~om th~e of11ce of the Chlief`
1:xecu~tive O:fficerl National( D.ruain-age and~t Irr-igation Aut hority dturingr work]ing hours.

Please' submit applic~ation not later than June 05. 2008) to:

Thelr Chliefl Executive Offlice
National Dr-ai~age anld Irrligationl Aut~hority
Minlistry of Agriculturc C~omplound
Riegent Stree't &j Vlissengecn RoadJ

- Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

At first 1usetice
Luckhoo said, he was nearly
three months at the New
Ams~terdam Hospital. One
D~r Subrvan took, care of him
until January 1966. after
which he.was sent to the St
Joseph's Mercy Hospital in
the city to undergo an op-
eration to remove the piece
Sof bone which had become
,F-ollowing his dlischarge
fr~oth the hospital on Janu
ary 6. 1966. he Continued to
receive outdoor treatment
until seen again in April of
that year by Dr Subryan.
wIho decclared him fit foi.
work and discharged himn.
~Thatl wa;s on Apr-il 18. 1966.
But. the goodly gentle-
mian didl not resume work
hecause of palins he suffered ,
in his injured left foot,
which carried the scars from

he consulted Mr HC H-ugh,
a Fellow of the Roy~al Col
lege of Surgeons that was
on April 21, 1966.
This was followed by a
claim for compensation,
based on an alleged ten per
centumn permanent partial
incapacity from the injury
to his foot and fifty per
centum permanent partial
incapacity for alleged dana
age to the brain tissue.

Luc boo. h npgesiodin ma
istrate accepted Hansraj's
claim rnd a ahdet dcompe -

$3, 282.20.
This, of course dis-
pleased his employers, who
appealed to the Full Court,
which, in turn, varied the
magi-strate's order, in that
the award relating to inca_
pacity arising from damage
to the brain was set aside.
As a consequence,
Justice Luckhoo said, the ap
pellant approached the Court
of Appeal asking that Court to
restore that part of the
magistrate's decision denied by
the Full Court. atisd_

cision, th n App late Colart
took into account the fact that
the magistrate had before him
the evidence of three medical
opinions in deciding the ques-
tion of incapacity: That of Mr

- .. .) 4-

Hlugh. a witness for the upp~el-
lant. ~nndthat tf`one MrGeorge.
also a Fellow of` the Rloyal Col-
lege of Surgeons, and Dr
Subryaln, both witnesses for- the
That the injury: was
caused by the accident to the
workman's foot was not an is-
sue, the Court cdecreed,. but
whether any incapacity existed
after April 18, 1966, was dlis-
pu!ted. or any in~jury was evecr
caused to his br~ain so as to give
rise to any per~manent partial
Mr Hugh. in his ac-
tual1 examination on-April 21.
1966 found:
(1) Ahealed scar on
the outer side of' the left knee.
C2) A largec depressed
scar incomplete~ly healedl in the
middle and
outer side of the
left leg. Much muscles and soft
tissue missing
at the side of the
burn owing to tubular necrosis.
(3) A partly healed scar and
on the outer side of the left ankle
keloid formation and
adhesion to underlying struc-
tures. .

absen eoaltpdxtl ft lwr Itl o
the fibula
igBotnhee presun bly 1 tbow
as a
result of the burns.
Haviing been briefed
by the workman about the ac-
cident, and of the headaches
he'd experienced since, Hugh
concluded that the headaches
were likely to be permanent,
owing to "damage to the brain
tissue from the electric charge,"
and would cause permanent
partial disability affecting the
man's earning capacity as a por-
ter, to the extent of 50 per
"Qu at 1Justice Lu koo
whatever brain damage there
was would depend on the se-
verity of the shock, and the
amount which passed through
the brain."
Noting that electric

energy\ ulsually tak(Es the short-
est way~ to-
got out of thebhod. and that
o~ne: would have expected the
he~adaches~ to com~e on
within a month after the
accident, Justice Luckhoo said.
w\hat was significant in this case
w~as that the healdaches did not
comte on~until nearly three
months after the accident.
.He noted. also, that
Dr Subryan had tr-eated the ap-
plicant for the first time on
April 21. 1965 (presumably af-
ter- he left the New.Amsterdam
Hospital) for an ulcer which
manifested itself on the injured
lego.eHe next sawlhimn, he said,
28. This was the occasion when
the fre oldah tas made, for
which he was given aspirin,- co-
deine and phenacetin and some
vitamin tablets.
The next and only
other occasion of a similar com-
plaint to this doctor was on
May 7, 1965; but as the head-
ache was 'mild', the treatment
was 'reduced' sind Dr Subryan
attributed these headaches to
general worry and depression,
as the patient had been out of
work for quite some time.
Justice Luckhoo said
that from May 7, 1965 up un-
ti1the a pellantkyvas discharged.

1966, no other complaint was
ever made to the doctor of any
headache. This led him to con-
clude, therefore, that if the head

Please turn to page 10-


fi goBy George Barclay

Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008



1926 2008

GRANT# GYAW-304-G01-Hh

Tfhe Coope!raiv- e Republic of Guiyana ha;s rsce~ived- finalc~inlg fromn The1 Gjlobal Fundl~~ thec fighr
llIV::AIDS. Mlalaria&S Tubl~erculo;is. It is in~cltendd that p~art of ~the proceeds of this f~rinncing wnill
bSpp~;~lliedt tieligibic paymnta~ls underthiclln-tract formIinorcillivorks.
1. T~he Gouvernment at the C~ooperatsive Reipulblic of Guya~na now inviles scalecd bids fr~om
cligiblo contra~ctor s or thle fllow;ingl iilwL\orksprojects:
i. Rehablilitation!UpIgrad~t ce of` Buildinlgs aInd Site of' Doctor's Quar-ter~s-
Bloc~k 8l, Richmlondt HilL M~ackenzie L~inden~r

ii I' llias rf nacdlit~ B 'tice Bloodfankl- New -mster~dam hospital,

2.Intecrsted cigpible biddeirs mnay obtain tiitrther in~for~mation for. anld inSpectI the bidding
diocumnclts at: the focllowing addiress fr-om 09u:00)hrs to 1 5:001 brs.
~T~he Minijst t\ ry of enith
Attention: Permanent. Secr-etary

3. A: comnplete set of`lli~ N UC~ing il docmen m El~iish mayd be PurIcha:sed b7Y intere.sIIed bidder'1S on1
2x:i:iIchut l at;l :::n ill bbyP\ ;:hequel. The; dloilcumnt may~ be ulplifiedt at the aIbove
4. S t vstfrh i .. .Is l c ltr ae
13ids mu~st bei dleliver~ed inl envoi-lopes ~tohe followingli addrecss and cle~arli mrar~kedl:
GRKANT# G~YA-304-GUI~t -H~
Renovt\at~ion andt ~pgrrudilg of sits (inclusive otf~i Iifh mill n* the indiividunal siter)
Attn: TIhe Chairmanl
Nat ional PrYocu Irtemet atnd TIenlder Admin ristriat~ionl Boa rd
11inistrv offinance
Mainl and~li Urq u har Streets
Ge~orgetowFn. Guyanla


Ministry of Education

A ~~-.ii~i~L~n\iZi I~ rl `'~ss~B~Bl~i'~iBLPUE 'x.r-n~,i:.i;Q~s~--~-~

Page IX

and was a member of
the Princeton University
class and later served as
professor of psychology.
Roy Heath died in
2008, leaving behind
his wife of over 50
years, and a solid cor-
pus of writing on the
city of Georgetown.

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

S* Please contact
this writer -on mat-
ters concerning THE

Dutch Caribbean island
of Sint Maarten as well
as the Anglophone Bar-
bados. When he was two
years of age, his father
died, leaving four chil-
h ~dren, including two sis-
ters and an older
brother. When Heath
` was four, the family re-
settled in Agricola, on
---~-~: the East Bank of
Demerara, a few miles
s written from the city. Heath at-
'Inez tended Central High
which was School in Georgetown.
eTheatre In the 1950s. he
,rgetown. went to England where
~he Peas- he was trained as a
s way into teacher and a lawyer. He
s early as taught French and Ger-
The Wind man in a variety of Lon-
was pub- dion secondary schools,

staged in Guyana
from August 22 to
August 31, 2OO8:
such matters in-
clude the 'Book
Fair', 'Book
Launches', 'Read-
ings', the publica-
tion of 'An Anthol-
ogy of Caribbean Po-
etry', 'survey' of 100
best books of the
Caribbean and 'au-
dition' for perfor-
mance/dramatic po-
evening of litera-
ture. continues;
part X is slated for
June. Details later.

HEATH'S first novel
was published when
he was almost 50
years of age. That
novel, 'A Man Come
Home'. was published
in 1974. He was in his
70s when his last
novel, 'The Ministry
of Hope', was pub-
Although Heath
turned to novel writing
late in life, he was able
to produce nine well-
written, well-received
books within two de-
The titles of those
novels are:
A Man Come
Home, I'974
The Murderer, 1978
From the Heat of
the Day, 1979 .
One Generation,
Genetha, 198 1
Kwaku, 1982
O-ealla, 1984
The Shadow Bride.
1988 winner of the

Guyana Prize 1989
The Ministry of
Hope, 1997
Heath is better
known for what is called
the Georgetown Trilogy
which consists of:
'From the Heat of the
Day'. 'One Genera-
tion', and 'Genetha'.
These three books were
also published in an
omnibus volume, The
Armstrong Trilogy, 1994.
In 1978, his novel,
'The Mu'rderer won
the Guardian Fiction
Prize. In 1989, his
novel, 'The Shadow
Bride', won the Guyana
Prize for Literature.
He has written a
number of short stories,
some of which were
aired on the BBC. The
story, 'Miss Mabel's
Burial' was aired by
the Gu~yana Broadcast-
ing Service in 1973 and
was included in A J
Seymour's 'New Writing
in the Caribbean' in

listed in S~avacou.
In 1991, Heath pub-
lished the first part of
his autobiography.
'Shadows Round the
Moon He could not
bring himself to write
the other part. which
would include England-
a place of perpetual ex-
ile for him.
Roy A K Heath was
born in 1926 in
Georgetown, in the then
British Guiana. His fa-
ther was a headmaster
and his mother a
teacher at St Andrew's
Primary School. Heath's
father was born in St
Kitts, but his maternal
linage comes from the

1972. He ha
one play,
Combray', w
staged at th~
Guild in Geo
Poems like 'T
ants' found it~
Kyk-over-Al a:
1953, while '
and the Sun'

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Development and Mainstreaming for Sustainable Land Management Project which is
being implemented by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission. The overall goal ofthe
Project is to contribute to maintaining and enhancing ecosystem health, integrity, stability
and functions by strengthening the enabling environment for Sustainable Land
Management (SLM) at the institutional and systemic levels.
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1.0 Assessment of Land Degradation in Guyana

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The Terms of Reference for these studies may be uplifted from: UNDP Office, 42
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Con't from page 8

IS wha' really happen when Anil meet Catalina at de Slip-
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All is revealed in this week's episode.
Lawrence celebrates his 47th birthday with his family
and hopes to consolidate his relationships, particularly with
Rhonda has been summoned to Unique's school as Sir
Murray is determined to find out the reason for her fight M
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Candace is HIV+ and Vernon knows that James and his ~~11
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GO-operative Republic of Guyana

I. The Ministry of Education invites Quotations from eligible supplier~s/printers
for the supply of the following:




2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act, 2003 and regulations, 2004, and
is open to all eligible suppliers/printers.

3 All Quotations must be submitted with the following:

Cricket mania,

-- I


1. Expressionlsof Interest are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
supply of the following: items/services to the G~eorgetown Public H-ospital
a. Installation of Office WVorkstations and Cubicles

2. Each Exrpression of Interest must be enclosed in the sealed envelope
which does no~tin any way identi fythe bidder and should be clearly marked on
the top left hand corner "Expressionl of Interest for (specific itemy.

3. Expressionls of Inlterest must be addressed to The Chairmlan,
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Tender Board and must be
placed in the Tender Box situated in the Administrative Building, Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation, New Market Street, Cumnmingsburg
Georgetown not later thanO09:00 hrs, Tuesday June 24, 2008. '

4. Persons responding to the Expression of Interest should possess relevant
and extensive experience in the design, construction and installation of Office
Workstations and Cubicles.

5.Each Expression oflInterest must be accompanied by a valid Certificate of
Compliance from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD)) and
from the Gleneral Manager National Inlsurance Scheme (NIS) in the name ofthe
individual i individual is bidding or companyircompany is bidding.

6. The Georgretown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to
accepting the lowest orany Expression of interest.

NB: Please note that the advertisement published last Sunday inl the Chronicle
and Stabrock newspapers on the above subject is no longer valid.

Michael H. Kihan
Chief Executive Officer

Pa e10009


e Then there are all the de-
lot of un- molished buildings on the
Last few road I take to work knocked
monsoon. down after the city govern-
has been m"ent suddenly decided to en-
m 40-dee- force its own planning laws.
thas been A shop in what has been
:sight of designated a residential
ossroads, neighbourhood has no place
:ep in the in the vision of Delhi 2010.
There is no doubt this
roads are city is changing fast almost
'ect shape everywhere you look.
highways, Ongoing works at my of-
ws and no fice means that I am working
from horne today, but now
beggars. my internet connection is
of them playing up and threatening to
many in interfere with my deadline in
controlled London.
fia. But Of course, I have been
Ibered told the other company
which provides a more re-
ou e-liable service will not ar-
s either rive in my neighbourhood
reets or until you can probably
y. guess 2010. (BBC News)

By Chris Morris
INDIA'S new summer obses-
sion Twenty20 cricket -
reaches its climax this week-
end with the final of the re-
markably successful first sea-
son of the Indian Premier
Everyone in India has gone
Twenty20 crazy. Bollywood, big
money and lots of cricket all
rolled into one. For the new In-
dia, it is the perfect combination.
Flicking from the thrill-a-
minute, circus atmosphere of the
Indian Premier League (IPL) on
one channel, to live coverage
from Lords of the test match be-
tween England and New Zealand
on the next, I rather felt I had
slipped back into the 19th Cen-
They were all wearing white.
Oh, and look, the ball is red.
Someone just wheeled on the
drinks trolley. I was half expect-
ing legendary cricketer WG
Grace to walk out of the pavil-
ion with a big bushy beard.

But I doubt anyone else
has been following my chan-
nel surfing habits they are all.
hooked on Twenty20-
Tears, drama
TV ratings for game shows
and sitcoms here have plum-
meted as everyone tunes into
the IPL, and then reads about
the off-the-field dramas in the
paper the following morning-
Never mind the fact that
there has been some extraordi-
nary cricket, the drama has
been elsewhere-
We had one Indian test
player slapping another, who
then promptly burst into tears.
There were the glamorous
cheerleaders criticised by
Hindu traditionalists for show-
ing too much flesh in a coun-
try where Bollywood movies
are becoming more risquC by
the week.
And now we have a senior
policeman filing a formal com
plaint because one team owner
shouted at him a little too

just fine by 2010.
Change everywhere
There has been a i
seasonable rain in the
days a mini-May-n
The good part of that
a welcome respite fro
gree heat. The bad part
the all too predictable
burst drains, flooded cr
and cars stuck axle-de
But no matter, the
all going to be in perf
by 2010. Flyovers, h
new pavements, no co\
That's right. No
More than 50,000
roam around Delhi,
genuine need, some c
by the begging ma
their days are num
2010 is coming
Depending on y
spective, Delhi i~
cleaning up the st
criminalising poverty!

The much despised cheerleaders "

This managed to prove, if
nothing else, that Indian police
have feelings too.
Secret number
Luckily, I take none of it too
seriously, because I am in on a
I know that Twenty20 is

eryone obsessed. It is 2010.
That is when Delhi is set to
host the Commonwealth Games.
Nothing particularly remarkable
about that, you might assume.
But then you do not live here.
When anything goes wrong in
my new home city and I ask
when it is likely to be fixed, the
answer invariably will be 2010.
By 2010, Delhi is going to be
a world class city.
I know that I because it is on
the billboards and the Chief~
Minister has promised as much.
No power cuts, no water
shortages, less pollution, more
trees, more flowers, and happy

smiling people'
Inconvenience is regretted,
say the signs at Delhi's half-re-
furbished airport, as I wait in
the visa queue choking on fresh
paint fumes. Not a problem, I
think, because it is going to be

Valid compliance from GRA
Valid compliance from NIS
Certificate of Business registration
Copy ofVAT/TIN certificate
Track record ofCompany

:4. Interested eligible bidder-s may obtamn further information from Mr. T.
Persaud, Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam. A sample of the documents
can be viewed at the above address between the hours of 8:30 to 4:00 h on
week- days.

5. AllI bids must be accompanied with a bid secu rity of 2% of the bid sum.

6. Tenders for each lot must be enclosed in separate plain sealed envelopes bearing
no identity of the Tenderer and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand
corner "Tender for lot....... MOE. No electronic bidding will be
permitted. Late bids will be rejected,

7. All tenders must be delivered to the address below on or before 9:00 a.m. on
Tuesday 10"'' June, 2008. All bids will be opened in the presence of those
suppliers or their representatives who choose to attend.

8. The address referred to above is:
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
M ministry of Finance Com pou nd
Main &r Urquhart Streets

9). The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all the Tenders
without assigning any reason.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

5/31/2008. 5:23 PM

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Procurement of Wocrks ~under the Gieorgetown Water Supply~ and Scwocrage P-rogranunle 11- Agricola Trunk Main-RegionI 4-.
The successful bidder will be required to construct ap~proximately 250m of~ 250mtm 'Transmission mains and 265m of
150~mm distribution mainls, including fittings. v.alves, trench crossings and road crossings.

National Compettitive Bidding No. GWI GOG PO43 2008

*Procurecment of Wo~rks four thle T`ransmission Malin interlinkhing Amllelia's W~ard to Mc~Kenie Wa~ter Supply Net\\ ork, Linden,
Region 10.
Th1e successful bidder w~ill be required to supply. materials, labour and eqluipment fo~r installation of 4km of 2001mm
.transmission main (PVC and Ductile Tron).

Procurement of Goods

Procu rement of Polyrinyl Chloride (PVC) and Ductile iron Pipes, Fittings and Accessories Phase II- Lot 1, 2, 3 &4

National Competitive BiddlingiNo. GWI -GOG- P007 -2008

*The successful bidder will be required to supply Polyviny~l Chloride (PVC) and D~uctile Ir~on Pipes, Fittings and Accessories
a~nd delivery same to the Giuyana Water Inc. Stores at L.a Bonne Inltention (LBRI), Ea~st Coast Dem~erari.

Pr~ocurement ofPumps and Motors

International Competitive Bidding (ICB) No. GW GOG -P()08 -2008

The successful' bidder w~ill be required to su~pply; Pumps and M\Iotors and deliver same to the Guya~ na Water In7c. Stores at L~a
B3onne intention (L~l), East Loast Lemerar~a.

Bid documents could have been purchased fr~om Wednesday,.May 14, 2008. from the Calshier: Guyana Water Inc. Shelter Belt,
Vlissengen Road and Church Street, B3el A ir Par~k. Georgetown,1 Tel: 592 223 -7263, Fax: 592 227- 1.311.

NCB documents aire sold for a nlonrefulndable fee of GS10,000 excludingg shipping anld handling) or its equivalent in a freely-
conv\ertible currency.

ICB document for a n~on refun~dable: fee of United States four hundred dlollar~s (US$4100.00) for overseas bidders, or United
States two hundred dollars (US$200) for local biddrer. Thle method of payment w\ill be by certified cheque or cash payable to
Giu\-na Water Incorporate~d. The Bidding Documents will be sent b c~our~ier fbr oversrea hiddlers.
Bids must be deposited into the Tender Box located at National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Main &
Utrquhart Streets, Geor~getown, Guy:ana on or before 09:00h, Tuesday, June 241, 2008, at which time they will be opened in thle
presence of thle bidders or bidders' representatives who wish to attend.

Head of Procurement
Guyana Water Inc.
Ernail: procurementli-lwi~yev

FOR Ermine Hunte, the long wait for a new kidney is almost over.
But, because she is black, she has had to turn to her own father for a living
Ermine, aged 29, suffered kidney failure three years ago and for the last two
years has been on the kidney transplant waiting list.
She has had a match during this time, but was too ill with pneumonia to at-
tempt transplant and knew that, because she is black, she is statistically less
likely to get another match.
There are 8,780 people like Ermine waiting for new kidneys in the UK, 2, 168
of these are from black and other minority ethnic groups (24.7%), but people from
these groups only inake up 2.9% of the donor register.
Although a donor does not have to be from the same ethnic background, they
are more likely to match if they are.

New research
Now a nationwide study has been launched to find out why so few people from
the ethnic communities donate organs.and what can be done to increase this.
Professor Gurch Randhawa, director of the Institute for Health Research at
the University of Bedfordshire, has been given a grant from the NHS Blood and
Transplant service to carry out the two-year study.
He wants to see how ethnic minorities can be better targeted through cul-
tural and faith links.
Professor Randhawa said: "We are looking to see whether we need to do some-
thing different in terms of how they are approached as regards organ donation.
"We need to find something that people are comfortable with."
He added: "We want people to talk us through which approach works be-
cause the current approach as regards organ donation is just not working and
the campaigns only have a very limited effect."

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Leroy Hunte will donate a kidney to his daughter. (BBC
Caribbean photo)

Professor Randhawa said the problem was ex-
acerbated by the fact that people from BME groups
were often at high risk of kidney failure
"It's really important to increase the organ do-
nation rates among black and South Asian ethnic
groups, as they have a much greater chance of
needing a kidney transplant than the general popu-
lation," he said.
"They are more likely to develop diabetes or high
blood pressure, both of which are major causes of
kidney failure.
"On the kidney waiting list there are a quarter
from non-white ethnic groups, yet only 3% of do-
nors come from a non-white background so that is
very worrying."
Lack of awareness
Ermine, from Luton, blames cultural differences and
a lack of awareness for her own community failing to
register as organ donors.
"Donors are not approached in the right way, there
is not enough information and in general they do not
think what they are going to do after their death.
"I think it is an old-school train of thought that
has gone through generations. Until it affects them
generally they do not thmnk about it.
"Even my mum, before this happened, would say
'you came into the world with all your bits; you
should leave with them'.
"I read about a lady locally waiting for a bone
marrow transplant and it was advertised locally.
"At the first session she and her family were vir-
tually the only ones to turn up and it wasn't until
the paper ran a second piece saying how her child
was going to be motherless that people turned up."
Luckily for Ermine, who has a condition called
focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSOS) -
scarring within the kidney both her father and sis-
ter, Charmaine, are matches.
The hospital chose her father, 64-year-old Leroy, to
be a living donor because her sister is only 23 and has
not yet had children.
Ermine says her family are her heroes, but she
wants to see others from her community register.
"The fact that my sister and dad are willing to save
mm eh mae etham yh asigges heroesdin the world to

Desperate need
A spokesman for UK Transplant said the results
of Professor Randhawa's study should provide a
valuable insight for future campaigns.
"Donated organs need to be carefully matched to
the recipient to ensure blood and tissue groups are
compatible but there is a serious shortage of black
and Asian donors coming forward.
"As a result, black and Asian people have to wait
on average about twice as long as a white person
for a kidney transplant.
in"Some of theme are likelho tto dieo whlnoat
Sgans available." (BBC Caribbean)

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Transportation owners and service providers are hereby invited to submit their
expressions of interest in the provision of transportation services for the Tenth
Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA X) to be held in Guyana 22-31 August
Interested providers are invited to visit the CARIFESTA Secretariat at the address
below to uplift registration forms and obtain additional information on this request.
ClaSses Of vehicles required:
Buses (15, 26 and 56 seats)
Enclosed Canters
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The deadline for submission of interest is M~onday June 16, 2008
CARIFESTA Secretariat
9 1 Middle Street
South Cummings Burg
Tel: 225-9626 or 225-9840
Email: info>(~carifesta.net

By Norman Faria

SUPERIORS in a church
long suspected a priest had a
drinking problem, but they
'couldn't find proof. The
priest was so smart he would
use mints to cover his
breath. The altar wine was
locked up and accounted for.
One day, they went to his
room and found a half-full
wine bottle. The priest
loudly insisted it was water,
They tasted it, and it was

Still not admitting any-
thing, the priest went down on
his knees, clasping his hands
and intoning: "Oh Mary,
Mother of Jesus, have mercy,
it's a miracle!"

These days, one needn't
refer to the Biblical story of
Christ turning water into wine
for guests at a wedding in the
~village of Cana (See John 2;1-
11) to get a feeling of the wide-
spread social drinking of alco-
holic spirits, whether it be beer,
wine, rum, cider or whatever,

In some European coun-
tries such as France, no lunch
or dinner table is complete
without bottles of wine.

In Guyana, drinking a beer
or two or a glass of rum with a
chaser with friends is common-
place. It can cause problems.
Some of the fellows (women
hardly get too drunk)
can't hold their liquor.
They quarrel and fight. Somne-
times when they get home, they
take out heir frustrations on the
wives or companions. They
also, shamelessly, spend -more
than they should on drink
rather than the household

Narrow-sighted opportun-
ist businesspeople set up beer
gardens and rum shops in quiet
residential neighborhoods and
create n ise pohsutiton wth big

residents. Some accidents ar

other danger is people believ-
ing that to have great sex you
hv to dr nk mhi is wea ad-

(see those .'special' drinks in
phallic-shaped containers sup-
posedly designed to 'boost'
men's stamina in bed).

Health authorities warn
that the improper and excessive
use of alcohol, especially by
women, can lead to greater
health risks including contract-
ing sexually transmitted dis-
eases such as HIV.

peopople, es~p allyeyoun
and reasonable advice, of
Guyana's Ministry of Health
and community organizations
such as the churches that such
bad sides of drinking
should not be allowed.

Also last month, a repre-
sentative of the Mandovi Win-
ery was in Barbados promoting
the firm's line of wines,
The promotion, which
centred on a wine tasting func-
tion attended by representatives
of the island's restaurants and
hotels, prompted a newspaper
headline: 'Can wine drinking
stand against rum drinking in the
Caribbean ?'
The answer is no. Wine
drinking is associated in this
hemisphere in the main with
table celebrations. Caribbean
and Guyanese people have tra-
ditionally drunk wine (port
wine ) at Christmastime, or
put it in some cakes. Culturally,
the average person will go for
beer and rum and chaser. It is
also cheaper than good wine.
Another positive di-
mension of drinking is psycho-
logical. Studies done in the UK
indicate that going out to the
(very quiet) pubs there and
socialising is relaxing and good
for your health, in that it could
reduce stress. The danger starts
when people go just for the al-
cohol, and drink in excess and
become addicted to it. Moder-
ate drinking during the normal
course of the week is defined
by health people as two bottles
of beer per day; five ounces of
wine per day, or 1.5 ounces of
80-proof spirits per day.
We end by reflecting
on the observation by one of
the Founding Fathers of the
USA, Be~njamin Franklin
(1706 -1790) that "beer (he
adso probably meant whisky
and other
spirits) is proof God
loves us and wants us to be
When Franklin penned
that quotation, it was un-
doubtedly known that ordi-
nary people of the Mid-East
area where Jesus lived drank
alcoholic beverages for health
reasons. The boiling of the
water, for example, would
have killed off harmful bac-
teria probably rampant at the

time in the sparse available wh~a-
ter supply from the ground. The
beer (and
wine) at the time was
thicker and probably had more
nutrients than what we drink
today. Jesus himself a man of
the people and a Jew living in
an are8iwhere. drinking
wks permitted by the Jew-
ish people, probably drank. In
all fairness, there are those who
argue the 'miracle' wine was fer-
mented grape juice.
In the sense that beer and
other alcoholic spirits are good
for us when taken in modera-
tion, then we coulld agree with
Franklin that beer shows that
God loves us and wants us to
be happy.
With that in mind, I was
excited to represent the Guyana
government at the recent officials
launching in Barbados of a new
.product on the US market by the
Barbadian firm, Banks Brewer-
ies, which is now working with
the Guyanese firm, Banks DIH
in a joint promotional activity.
It may be recalled that
the Barbados company was
established in the early
1960s with Guyanese ex-
pertise. On hand at the
launching was (the Barba-
dian) Bamks beer. Not ex-
actly 'the best in the world
(which everyone knows is
Guyanese Banks beer), but
it was okay. (Norman Faria
is Guyana's honorary con"
sul in Barbados)

The key word is modera-
tion. Drinking in itself is not bad
for you. Some religions abstain
from it and we must respect their
right to do so. But scientific stud-
ies, especially over the last two
decades, have shown that mod-
erate intakes of alcohol benefit
your body. Essentially, it pre-
vents the build-up of bad cho-
lesterol which can cituse blood
clotting and plaque formation in
arteries. It is estimated that cor-
rect usage of beer, wine and other
drinks with meals can reduce the
risk of heart disease, enabling a
20 to 30 per cent longer life-

Alcohol, however should be
avoided by people with certain
ailments, like diabetes, while suf-
ferers of migraine headaches say
red wine brings them on. If in
doubt, always consult your
medical practitioner or the Min-
istry of Health. .
Red wine is referred to
in many studies as being the
best, partly because the grape
skins are kept on during fermen-
tation, thereby retaining impor-
tant phytochemicals such as
resveratrol which acts as an an-
tioxidant in the blood. These ex-
tolling the virtues of red wine
point to the high longevity
among the French who drink a
lot of it at meals to offset their
heavy fatty diet.
Other studies have,
however, shown beer to also
have similar properties as wine
and indeed more nutrients.
The monks in Medieval Eu-
rope who were the biggest wine
and beer makers (alas, the recall-
ing of that honourable tradition
wouldn't have helped our mod-
ern-day priest who
failed to convince his supe-
riors of the miracle) called beer
the 'liquid bread'.
*One of the world's fa-
mous vintners died last month.
He was Robert Mandovi, a re-
markable businessman. He was
the son of poor Italian immi-
nrants to the US. He was 94

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NEGRIL Village in Lower Mqanhattan is set to come alive Wednesdayi when 'Jamaica's Great-
est, The World's Besr' reggae festival Reggaer Sundfest rolls into 'the Big Apple' for the annual
New York kickoff.
This year's festival, the 16th to date, gets underway in Mlontego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday
July 13 with a Beach Party featuring Classique and Danger Zone Records.
Summerfest Productions Extecutive Director, Johnny Gourzong is quoted by CanbWorld News
as saying he is especially thrilled at this year's line-up which includes some of the honest dancehall
acts on the reggae scene, including Beemle M~an, Bounty Killer, Voice Mlail, Macka Diamond,
Vybz Karrel, Harry Toddler, Busy Sigital, W'ayne Marshall, Elephant Mlan, Anthony B, Richie
Spice, Queen 1frica. Jah Cure. hrus Riley and Etana.

Page XIV

adnuS Chronicle Jun 8

By Tangerine Clarke
PANMAN, Rhythm of
the Palms.- a feature film
about a steel pan player who
makes great personal sacri-
fices so that future genera--
tions could inherit the steel
pan culture, opens today at
the Lyceum Theatre on 4th
Avenue in downtown
Brooklyn as part of the
borough's 11th Interna-
tional Film Festival.

Written by Guyanese
playwright and actor, lan
Valz -- now the director of
the Independent Theatre
Foundation in his adopted
home, the Dutch Caribbean
island of Sint Maarten the
Film, which is about 90 min-
utes long, will again be
shown next Saturday at the
same~venue from 4:00pm.
Directed by talented
young Dutch director,
Sander Burger, 'Panman'
tells of the rise and fall of
pan-man, Harry Daniel
(played by Valz himself), a
Caribbean icon whose per-
sonal life suffers when he
places his music above his
famiily, for he is desperate to
pass the pan culture to a
younger generation.
During this crusade of
Shis to keep the music alive
on his beloved islarid of St
Maarten, Harry meets the
exceptionally talented
'Jacko', who becomes his star
apprentice and hope for the
future. Harry treats him like
the son he never had, but
when Harry's fame begins to
diminish, 'Jacko' turns
against him and embrafes,
instead, the world of 'rock'
music. It is not until Harry
dies unexpectedly that 'Jacko'
returns to the island to ful-
fill his mentor's dream.

According to St
Maarten's The Daily Herald,
the film has its genesis in a
meeting 15 years ago be-
tween Valz and his long_
time friend and mentor Bill
Nichols, who, together with
businessman Jerry Sardine,
attempted to create a bit of
history in St Maarten's by
making its first movie; re-
plete with a local cast, based
on Valz' successful play,
'Rhythm of the Palms'.
After numerous re_
writes, the devastating effect
of successive hurricanes on
the island, Bill Nichols'
death, and the unending
quest to find funding, the
'Herald' report said, Valz
met the renowned Aruban
screenwriter, Norman de
Palm who agreed to co-pro
duce the film.
Set, as we've already es-

'The Peacock Dian'e'; 'Sepa-
rate Status'''Breaking all the
Rules'; and

To date, Valz has di-
rected well o er '@ plays,
and acted in over 1.H'
also held the position of
Sports and Cultural Director
mn Guyana, and lafe'r became
the Drama Director, at the
Cultural Centre' In St.
Maarten, where he created
The Teenage A4cting Com-
pany for the youths of that

Valz is presently the host
and pr od ucer rofa thrice
weekly talk-show on PJD2,
titled: 'In the Backyard' a
community service program
w\hlch offers a voice to ev-
eryone who mayr want to
promote something posi-

Audiences throughout
the Caribbean and Guyana
continue to e-njoy his plays,
which are staged every year
in these countries.

'Panman, Rhythm of the
Palms', is also scheduled to
be screened iix California at
the San F~ransisco Film Fes-

tablished, in Sint Maarten,
'Panman' is just one of a
string of successful works
by Valz, who was knighted
in 2006 with the Order of
Oranje Nassau by Her Maj-
esty, Queen Beatrix of Hol-
land. ,

Now adding filmmaker
to his resume, Valz could
well be described as a ge-
nius in his own right, as
from a very young age, he's
not only mesmerised his
audience with his stage per-
formances but also captured
the attention of many a 10-
cal soap opera aficionado
who often sat glued to their
radios to listen to his hit se-
rial, 'House of Pressure'.

He's also credited with
ruling the stage of the
Guyana Theatre Guild Play-
house as an actor while writ-
ing sell-out plays. 'Two's A
Crowd', and 'Room to Let'
are just a few of his most ex-
citing productions.

Over the years, Valz has
continued to produce win-
ning plays like 'Masquer-
ade', which was nominated
for the Guyana Prize for lit-
erature in 1992; 'A passage
to the Sun'; 'Virgin In Black';

year's 'Fest'.


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1. Hair Lojs smloking weakens the Ira ystem leaving the body more vulonerble to diseases such as lupus, crythemalosus, which can
calubC h:1Ir lowS. ukcerations In the mo ~l~son the face, scalp and hands.
2. Cataracts smok Ing I$ believed toS~~F worsen several eye conditions. Smokers h & 4j 0 percent higher rare ofea~rlaractsj, a cloudinlg of
the eye's lens that blocks light a edto blindness. Smoke causes carc two wrays: by irritating the eyes and by releasing
chemicals Intol the lungs that th sthe bloodstream to the eyes.
Smnoking 1s also0 assoclared w~~ije rellate macular degeneration. an ineeye disease caused by the deterIoratllon of the central
pornol.n of tlhe retilna known a 3i~ la The macula is responsible for g central vision In the ey)e :Ind controlls our ahblity to read,
drill e a carT. recognizes faces and see objects in fmne detail.
3T. H rinkling Smoking pre agesj skin by wearngp away protel givee it elasticity. depleting II of Yuano11n A and restricting blood
flo\ Smlokersr' skln Is dry. and etched wida tiny lines, espec jiiound the llps and eyes
4I. Henring loss because S -g~~ireates plaque on blood vessel w ceasing blood flow to the Inner car. smnokersr can lose their hearing
earlier than non smoke more susceptible to hearing to '~ed by ear infections or loud nolse. Smokers are alsol three times more
Ihlik, thanl non smloker middl~ndd e ear mfecisons tbat cab I further complications such as meningitis and facial paralysis.
5. SKINlr Cancer mk cause melanoma (a some deadlyy form of skin cancer). but II does increase the chances of dying frmm
it. Smoker:. hales atw~o inereasecd risk of contactmgc u squamous cell cancer a cancer that W~ales scaly, red emuptions on the
6. Tooth decay smokm eres~8rrt with the mouth's ch creating excess plaque, yellow ing teeth and contrlbutmn g to tooth decay.
Smokers are one and hal more likely to lose theirse
7. Emphysema --in additio ung cancer, smoking causes ysma swelling and rupturing of the lung's air sacs that reduces the lungs
capaicity to take in oxyg expel carbon dioxide. Ine cases. a tracheolomy allows patients to breathe. An opening is cut in the
windpipe and a \cntilator t re ir into the lungs (see i Chronic bronchitis (not shown) creates a build- up of. pus- filled murcus,
resulling in at painful cough a etigdificulties
N. Osteoporosis Carbon monova jjdthe main poisonous gas gs~aust fumes and cigarette smoke, binds to blood much more recadily than
.1) gern. cutting the oxygen ca nvg power of heavy sm ca8stl~ by as much as 1 5 percent. As a result, smokerr' bones lose density,.
Iracture~ more e~acily and take up to cent longer to h may be more susceptible to~ back problemsll. O.ne study shoes th1at
indau 1malworOkersw\Cho smoke arefive : as hkely toxp ainater an Injury.
9. Heart Disease one of the three death-,e world is du culair diseases. Smoking is one of the biggest nsk factors for
dete~lopllng cardiol~ascular diseases Thei~~se kill m people a year in developing countries. Smoking related
c~ardsolascsular kill more than 600 000O people in deeSmoking makes the heart beal faster. mises blood pressure
and increases the risk of hypertension and cogdeertattacks and strokes.
10. Stomach ulcers Smokmng reduces resistance to asa tha~iBBisi uJlces It also impairs the ,tomach's ability to neutralize
acid after a meal\Ileak ing acid to cal aw~ay the stomach mo e o treal and more likely top recur.
I1. Discoloredfirngers--thef ar iscigarettesmokecollcn stsaining them ayellow~ish -brown.
1 2. U terine cancer and miscarriage besides inram. o eecancer. smoking creates fertility problems for ~omenc
and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. dui asste risk of low wreight babies and future ill health
consequelLncces 10iscarriage is 2 to 3 times more con smo 2jg~%$ illbirths; due to fetal oxy'gen deuprivation and placental
abnormallines induced by carbon monorsde and nico i8s~~arene s iBj~~g en infant death syndrome is also a~ssociated n ith smoking.
In addullorn, smoki~~ng canl lower estroge~n lev el causepemno
13. Deformed sperm smoking can deform sperm and d ~~its DN Bl~~uld cause miscarriage or birth defects. Some studies have
found tha~t men n he smoke have an increased risk 8sering a ch co~ki~icn n trcts cancer. Smokilig also dlminishes sperm count and
reduces~ the blood ilow to the penis whlch can cause i 8nee. Infert are~r common among smokers.
14. Psoriasis smokers are two to three: times as likel keveloppo a noncomtiguous inflammatory skin condition that leaves ilchy.
Ioz i ng led patches all over the body.
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legs, principally. leaOdlng to restricted blood fl 8LeR ute Buerger's disease can lead to gangrene (dealh of body tissue) and
amllpulationoftrhe afrctd areas.
16. Cancer more thlan 410 elements in tobacco s P~ke have been shown to cause cancer. Smokers are 212 time more likely to develop lung
cancer 163 than non smokers and accrdn nmbed jstudie~s, the longer one smokes, the greater the risk of developing a number of
other cancers, Including cancer of the nose (7 e ree) 16b: longue. 16c, mouth, salivary gland and pharynx (6 to 27 times): throat ( J2
timest, oesonphagus (8 to 10 t imes), larynx ( to 18 times): stomach (2 to three tlmes): kldneys(5 times); 16d bladder(? tir~imes penis(? to 3
tImes). palncrreas (" to 5i times). 16e colon-rectus (311mej) and alnus(5 to 6 tIme~s). Some Jrudles have also found a link between smoking and
breast cancer 16f.

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die 20 to 25 years earlier than someone w~ho never smoked World

i dismissed because people are unaware of exactly how dangerous is

Every 6.5 seconds someone dies from to
and continue fo~r tw~o decades or more
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ABUSE? Alcohol and illicit drug use are associated with
child and spousal abuse; sexually transmitted diseases,

also can result in substantial disruptions in family, work,
and personal life.

Progrmmnsr fHat' rgDmn euto~orme has heightened efforts in the fight against Ya L
substance abuse in Gjuyana. The Ministry of Health is .kI%~
seeking to address the issue of substance use and.
dependency by targetingo various groups through national :
awareness, education and behaviour change
communication programmes like Schools Anti- Drug
Edutainment Prog~ramme, Workplace Sensitisation
Programmne and Puiblic Education Programmes via media.

Schools Anti- Drug Edutainment Programme .
Edutainment (also known as educational entertainment or
entertainment-edlucationl) is a fonn of entertainment
designed to educate as well as to amuse. Edutainment
typically seeks to instruct or socialize its
audience by embedding lessons in some
familiar form of entertainment.

Schools Anti- Drug Edutainment
Programme which was launched in
January, 20108 was designed and is p
executed by the Ministry of Health in ra l 1 -
collaboration with the Salvation A4nny
Men's Social Service and Phoenix 'Pi 7`f
Recovery Project. The vision of the
schools anti- drug edutainment
programme is that every youth across ~-U isfp ~ hL C! f'y
Guyana receives knowledge to empower
themselves against the drea;de~d disease of .
substance abuse and all consequential 4.a~~s
societal ills such as HIV/ AIDS, violence, i l l

suicide, road accidents, and the like.

Subject matters are creatively expressed
and discussed; such as spirituality, family,
peer pressure and positive peer interaction,
self esteem, drugs, alcohol, abuse, health
issues, culture and much more.

Anti- Drug Workplace
Sensitisation Programme
The Ministryi of Healtht's Drug Demuand (ll~~ ~ eF')
Reduction Programmie and Health
Promotion Programmne in collaboration :
with Phoenixe Recovery P'roject Llaunched an
Anti- DrugS Workplace Sensitisation
Programme on the 14th May, 2008. T'he
programme aims at educating employees of
public anld private sector on thle dangers of
drug use. The programnme will focus on:
Legal drugs (alcohol and tobacco), Illegal ;
drugs (cocaine, marijuana and heroine) and
misuse ofPrescription drugs..

Eachr workplace sensitisationl activity will be conducted by a cast of technical persons and would involve inter~ac
activities on types of addiction, causation factors and the signs and symptoms of druge use, consequences of drugs use
abuse and the effects of: tobacco on the body and the need fIor 100%~ smoke free environments.

Public Education Programmes via Media

The Drug Demand Reduction Pro ramme has commenced a fortnig
Television Programme "Changinag ourse" on Thu:rsday evenings at 8
and a Radio Programme "Tralea from the Crack" on Wednesday evenings
pam on the National Comumunication- s Ntsk N

Make no mistake about it our lifestyles constitute one of the
biggest hurdles we confront as we pursue Health for All.
Governments must ensure that health services are available. But
unless people adopt positive and healthy lifestyles, we will lose
the battle for a healthy population. The fact is Guyanese have
adopted unhealthy lifestyles and we need to urgently re-
examine our choices.

Here are the facts:

We consume too much alcohol and more persons are
also becoming addicted to hard, illicit drugs, such as
cocaine and marijuana
We smoke far too much as country
We eat too much of the wrong food, such as fried food
and too much meat and not enough of the right food,
such as vegetables and fruits
We are too inactive as more than 60% of us do not
engage in enough physical activity
We practice unsafe sex

Alcohol is a priority on the public health agenda of GuyIana.
Simply put, we consume too much alcohol in Guyana. Alcohol has
become one of the most significant risks to health globally. This is a
global public health problem, but the Americas surpass global

Alcohol-related deaths (there is an alcohlol-related death
every 2 minutes in the region of the Americas and
alcohol is associated with more than 350,000 deaths in
the Americas. Indeed, about 5.4% of all deaths in our
country are linked toa Icohol consumption)
Alcohol consumption with per capital alcohol
consumption being about 8.7 litres in th~e Americas,
compared to 6.2 globally, In Guyana th~e per capital
consumption is about 61litres
Alcohol drinking patterns
Alcohol use disorders
Alcohol-related domestic violence and accidents on
Alcohol-related risk factors for the burden of disease in
the Americas. Alcohol is linked to more than 60 diseases,
ranging from pregnancy-related injury to the fetus,
intentional and non-intentional injuries, cancers,
cardiovascular diseases, neuropsychiatric conditions,
including alcohol dependency.

These are compelling reasons for placing alcohol as a priority
public health problem. There can be no disputing the fact that
alcohol consumption and drinking patterns in Guyana, th~e
Caribbean and the Americ as are at damaginlg-level.

We must start by changing the law. The level of blood alcohol for
legal purposes is 0.35%. In America it is 0.05%. This means drivers
in Guyana are allowed 7 times more alcohol in their body than
drivers in America. This is unacceptable. We must change the law
and reduce the level of blood alcohol for intoxication to be 0.05%.
We must promote a designated, driver campaign. Guyana must
start today. I call upon all parents, all relatives, all teachers, all
faith-based organizations, all women organizations and the
Members of Parliament to join us in promoting abstinence and in
promoting a designated driver campaign to reduce the havoc of
drinking in our country.

Finally, we must ensure th~e law is in place and we must enforce it
when it comes to children. No one below the age of 18 should be
allowed to purchase tobacco and alcohol. Shop keepers and
vendors should be penalized and parents or any adult that send
these children to purchase alcohol or tobacco should be penalized
also. This is, after all, child abuse.

so you see, lifestyles are critical factor when it comes to health,
We will continue to advocate for positive and healthy lif styles.

Alcohol consumption

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The Health Facilities Ac~t 2008. comprises regulations for the
operation and licensing of health facilities within Guyana.

These regulations apply to the following: health fac~ilties:
Blood Ba3nks
Diagnostic Imaging Facilities
Dialysis C'entres
Humnan T issue Banks
Mlate~rnity H'ards
.Medical La.boratories
Nursing Homes
Oncology Clipics w ithi Radiation Therapy
Patholog~y and Clinical Laboratory, and ':
Surgical Ce~ntres

Every licensee of a health facility that Is licensed shall ensure that the .
requirements of the regulations are met.
Any, operator ofa health facihlty found witrhin one of the classers listed and which
..exists~ on-he dare of the commencement of the Act (1 May, 2008) shall ~within
thirty days from that date Infomn the Mlinister through the onfce of the Diec'tor of
Standards aind Technical Services of his intention to continue to7 operate for a
period of one year from the date of commencement of the Act and-further indicate
whether thie opetrator intends; to submit a proposal for a license under the Act
within diat period at one yea3r.
The proposal for a License \\ better for a new faccibtyi or a c~urrently'operatidg _
facility shlall conform to the regulations arId the generally accepted quality and
standards for the beulth facllt, anld sen\ i~es providedrc or proposed to be pro\ ddd.


1 ubm~it 1,1 c'Opis: of,1 the proposali In FORMl I. long withb he prysenhcd
fee and suppornmg documeru-,s to thle Annistry of Heaj~lh.
2. tl itin 14 dais fromii thc eceiipt of the proposall thle Mlinlstri of Heajlth
ar 1Il ,dt Ise on shc~-ror uioming 0 whecthecr thle plo~posall is in o~de~r. afler
which thle pIoposal wVIll be pInced before tie Mlinistrc foll ,onsiderarion

3. \j'rhirala r~uther I-1 day rh thl inister ?\ 111 puhlish thle noice Iin the
4.The Mlunstcr wlll can e~r the facilty, 1new\ olr current) to? be Inlspected fian
comp Cluncee and \r 11cnI del~lr llhe recommendlalonellrc~ .coen bi Ilhe

Fl\cn to ac rulcnlle~ C'ntly Iprang icli If it is fo~undl toi bi In iconformi:.
wvithl the requiremnlcnr of the Ac2t.
6. Upon a -second inspection l I~nal becnse Is Iswuerd tI. aI newr fellarl\ cr the
apphleation may~ ber riemeac~l nr 1It reason:ill spcuc~lie.

The fee pal able for the various serv~ices under rhe Actr shall he as folllovs:

I. Fee for isbuaunce of a license to establlsh aind ope~;rate hOspitaI un1der. tle
A:.ct. tw~o ~iundred thousand Jollar4 (5200,00n1. t.ul .
r F'e for iJsunice of a license to eclalhhsh and1~ olperat\ a healthI facIII. lyoher
tan a hofpritMi'underthe A~ct. one hunldredJ tho~usand dollars (Si(1200,010.r 0 r
S'' 3. nnr!:4 [co th~r Trenewdl of a keense for a hlospnal. one hundred thousand

4. Annuarl tfee for1 renewalf Ut ct Ilicense b~r .I hsIlhll Iacibllr. Other thanl a
:i~~lupt I1 u~nder thie Act, one hundred thousand dollars i5n(.5,000; 00)
5, Pemustop~~l1 to tralnsfer a license, twenty five thousand dollars (41;n.ll` reI)
6i~. .\n: i 1po1llp~Lon- services including manking changes in any entry inl the
licenisd. iiient~y thosnl:lld dollars (S20.000(.(00).
Thei SMirlniler mnay waive anyl fe~e fo~r a! public~ sector faihtyli-

When seeking financial assistance from the Government of Guyana for medical
treatment, patients are required to adhere to set procedures.

O~nthe first visit the patient is required to have:

A report of thei patient's medical condition, signed by a consultant. Clinic
cards are not accepted as medical r~eport.
Identification Cardt/Passport
National Insurance Scheme Card, if any

At the Ministry of Health, the patient is required to fill an application form, which
includes personal data. A file will be opened for that patient. It will then be sent to the
Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The CMO evaluate all reports. Those coming from private
institutions or consultants are sent to the Geor~getown Public Hospital to determine
whether the medical treatment required could be accessed through the public system.
The CM~O then makes a recommendation to the Minister of Health either to support or
defer the request.

I.f the treatment can be obtained localIly, but not within the pu blic system, then the.
patient is asked to supply the Ministry with a quotation of the cost of the medical
pr'ocedure required. If the treatment is not available locally, then the quotation of: the
cost is sought overseas by the Ministry of Health..Please not;e that if' the estimated cost is
below US$i1000 approval could be gran~tedt by the P'ermanent Se-cretary. The Minister of
Ilealth~ is authorised to approve no more than US$2000. Any cost above US$2000 must
be approved by-he Cabinet. Additionally, if the patient is applyinlg for financial
assistance from Goventmnent for a second time, only the Cabinet can grant azpprov~al.

Patients who are covered by NIS usuallIv receive about 80% of the overall cost for
surgery or procedures. Patients are also asked to contribute to the total cost dependling
on their financial status. The Ministry of Health~ usually cover~s the remaining cost.
However, please note that the Goviernment of Guy~an- a assists patients with a maxi~mum-
of' US,50001, whether or not this is the full cost of treatment.

Preparations for Travel

The over~seas Doctor is contacted so as to makef an~ appointment date, for
the patient.

A'rrn immigration letter is issued to the~ patient to present to the Immigration
Officer at the AirpDort of t-he counltL ry where treatment is to be performed.

.,f wh;ichl arle to\ be Given~ to!;: 1100 Judor.

NO)TE: Ther Mir iStrly Jloes nlot conit!-ibaLl ';.t:; ii Js tl~~ranr~t? l):l Costsl, meat~l/' an<

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Think ofH citing time as free time. Read a book. wvrite letters or just relai.
If you must get something doneti don't put it off. W\airiing, until the last mlinure~
incrrases stress.
D~o one flying at a timei. Don't tr\ to cut, wat~ch ll' und talk w\ith your famil? all at
Take timle out for o curselfT. Go f'or a w al~s. or enljoyr your fal orite hlobb.
Talk our i our problems wrih a couinselor of- a trusted friend. Even if i oul don't come
up w i rb an) soluIIti ons. tal ki ng may miake you feel better.
Plan alicad. Buy necessities before s ou run our. fill the gas lank w hen ou ptill have a
quarter tank. Remember th~at some tasks need ao be done perfectly, and others just
need to be done.
Be on time.11 hen i ou are lare, you add extra stress to nn already~ hectic schedule.

Stretching exercises
Stress can make your muscles tight and sore. When you stretch, you not
only relax and soothe your muscles, you calm your mind as well.

Forward Lean /
1. Lean forward in a chair.
2. Lower: your head to your knees. '
3. -Iold for 30 seconds.

Sup orted Rest
1. Li!e onz a carpeted floor (or on a couple of
f 'l~ded blankets) with your knees bent.
2.P ~cc' your arms at your sides.

3Rt styou Ltghes) ad a cuch or~chair. /-tz---
.~ Iqd for 5 to 15 minutes.


Backward Bend

1. Stn inacmfral pstb

Bandbend bacwad afe in es

3?. hold for 5 seconds

Sh St ndd I sht gith your
anus at your sides. r
2. Raise your shoulders 4-
up toward your ears.( }
3. Hold for 5 seconds and
lower your shoulders.
4. Relax and repeat. s r


Neck 'Tilt
1. Stapld or sit and tilt your
hea~ to the right so your ear
Is olver your shoulder.
2. Hold for 5 seconds and return
to the center.
3. Repeat on the~ other side.

1. Stand or sit and turn your head
to tge right as far as you can.
2. Holk for 5 seconds and return
to the center.
;3. Rel~x and repeat on the other side.



.Shouhder Squeeze
1. Stdad or sit and bring your
halids level with your ears.
2. Squeeze your shoulder
Sblades together.
~. Hold for 3 seconds.
4. R lax and repeat.

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positive Ittestyle choices by achie~Cn
one million miles of physical activity jin b2OO8
(Walking, Running, Jogging, Swimming &t Cycling)

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What arIe the symptoms?

SUnusual thirst

Weight change (gain or loss)

Blurre~d vision

SFreqluent or recurring infections

SCuts and bruises that are slow to

Tingling or numbness mn the hands
or feet

Trouble getting or maintaining an
erection -
It is important to recognlize, however, that
many people who have type 2 diabetes may

display no symptoms.
Canl you prevent diabetes?
Lifestyle changes can help prevent or delay the
onset of type 2 diabetes. A healthy meal plan,
weight control and physical activity are
important prevention steps.
How is diabetes treated?
Education: All people with diabetes need to be
informed about their condition.
Physical Activity Regular Physical Activity
helps your bd ower blood glucose levels,
p omnt mei l tsns, educes stress and
Nutrrion: What, when and how much you cat
regulate blood glucose levels.

Ipradnt ad te ma a cnqon of tp iabetes.
Me~dication: Type 1 diabetes is always treated
with insulin. Type: 2 diabetes is managed
through physical activity and meal planning and
may require medications.
Learning to reduce stress levels day-to-day life
can help people with diabetes better manage
their disease.
Blood Pressure: Hi h blood pressure can lead to
chse dis ase, hear diese ,trok end einc .
maintain a leoood pressure level at or below
130/80. To do this, you may need to change
your eating and physical activity habits and/or
take medication.

~Lou can catch a cold by:
.Exposure to sneezing or coughing by others
Shaking hands and thezn touching your eyes or nose or
*Handling objects heldl by someone -with a cold
What to do ww. 4`F~*~I
ntibiotics are nlot effective inl treating colds. Taking unnecessary ant~ibiotics may
leadi to the dlevelopmenti o~f resistatit bitcteria.
Rest is imporitat
Drink lots of juices
Take a pain reliever as needed. (For children, use acetaminophen or ibuprofen to
decrease fever and muscle aches. Do not give aspirin to children.)
Remember that a cold last 3 to 4 days, but it may last up to 10 to 14 days
To avoid colds:
Wash your hands often with soap, and warm water
Eat well and get lots of sleep andi exercise to keep up your resistance
*Keep your hands away from your nose, eyes and mouth
Seek medical care if cold symptoms continue longer than two weeks, if the
temperature, or the cold symptoms become more severe-

BlOOd pressure can be high or low. High blood pressure iS
called Hypertension and low blood pressure is called is called
Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg. High Blood Pressure generally means:
Systolic blood pressure is consistently over 1 40 systolic is the "top" number of your blood
pressure measurement, which represents the pressure generated when the heart beats)
Diastolic blood pressure is consistently over 90 (diastolic is the "bottom" number of your
blood pressure measurement, which represents thle pressure in the vessels when the heart is
Either or both o these numbers may be too high.

. Do you know that more than 30,000
Guyanese are living with Diabetes?
Do you know that more than 100,000
Guyanese are also at risk for
diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that is
caused when the body does not
produce adequate amounts of insulin
or no insulin.
There are three main types of diabetes.
1. Typ e diabetes usually dia nosed in
chi dren and adolescents and occurs
when the pancreas is unable to produce
insulin. Insulin is a hormone that ensures
bodi:~ky ener eed are met,
Appoxiate 10per cent of people
with diabetes lave type 1 diabetes.
2. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the
pancreas does not produce enough
insulmn or when the body ~does not
effectively use the islnthat is
di d eeos in ad21thod, aoealtuho 1
increasmgrz numbers of children in hg-
risk populations are bemng diagnosed.
3. A third type of diabetes, adestational
tiiabetes,d lsa tempo ar ccon dtion tha
approximately per cent of all
-pregnancies and involves an increased
risk of develop ing diabetes for both
mother and child .
BETWEEN 70 - 110 M G
What are: the risk fanctors for diabetes?
If you are aged 40 or over, you are at: risk for
type 2 diabetes and should be tested at least
every three years. If any of the following risks
factors apply, you should be tested earlier
and/or more often.
Being: Overweight

A parent, brother or sister with

Health complications that are
.associated with diabetes

Given birth~ to a baby that weighed
more than 4 kg (9 lb)

Had gestational diabetes (diabetes
during pregnancy)

Impaired glucose tolerance or
impaired fasting glucose

High blood pressure /High .

*Runny nlose
Sneezing and coughing
Sore or scratchy throat
Watery Eyes
Muscle aches and pains


Systolic Pressure (mmity)
Stage l

Diastolic Pressure (mmity)
Lower than 80
Lower than 85
or 85-89

Lower than 120 and
Lower Than 130 and

140-159 or
160-179 or



complications. Treatment may' occur at home
with close supervision by the health care
prov~idr or maByv occur in the hospital.
Medictionsma iclude water tablet
(diuretics), atenoloI captopril
Have your blood pressure checked at regular
intervals (as often ats recommended by your
doctor.) Lifestyle changes may reduce high
bloo prssue ,including iveight loss ,
exooexrcise, addeyadjustments.

I bodgpressure is not treated the

Heart Attacks/Failure

Blood Vessel Dam~age

*Kidney Damage!Failure


*Brain Damage

*Loss of Vision

Lifestyle changes will help control high
blood pressure:
If you smoke quit. Avoid inhaling
cigarette smoke
* Lower your~ salt intake
Shteckoyourhblood p sure regularlan
veeetables-and less fatty foods.
.Avoid or reduce stress in your~life
* 'Limit your alcohol intake (no more than
two shots per day).
. Exercise regularly and keep your weight
within the healthy range.
* If your doctor prescribes medicine to
lower your blood pressure, follow his or
her directions exactly.

Note: There is no cure, but high blood pressure can he controlled by lifestyle changes and with

sulynosymptomls _are present. Occasionall you may experience a mild headache. If yo~ur
haahissevere, or ifyou experience any of to ymptoms below, you must be seen by a doctor
right awvay. These may be a sign of dangerously high blood pressure (called malignant hypertension )
or a comphication from high blood pressure.

*crushing chest pain (anlgina-like chest pain )
* blood in urine
irregular heartbeat
Tra enr noise or buzzmg
The goal of treatment is to reduce' blood pressure to a level where there is decreased risk of

Health Comner!


Everyone experiences the: common cold nown and then. AduIlts may?
have three or four colds each yelr Yo~ung children may have more
because their immune systems arec not fullly developed. The common
cold is caused by a group of viruses.

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abdominal cut with a small incision, which began on
May 16, 2007 at GPHC.
Director of Medical and Professional Services at
GPHC, Dr. Madan Rambaran, explained that the
hospital is now able to use the technologyr in its
theater following a gift of the equipment valued at
US$60,000 from the Chinese Government. Chinese
Surgeon, Dr. Beijing Fu, was here for the initial
period, after which Dr. Xhang continued the
surgeries. The cost of laparoscopic surgery overseas
ranges between US$ 10,000-US$20,000. "This is
basically a development in surgery what we call
minimal invasive surgery in the serise that we cui
Open people's abdomen and look inside and do the
surgery. Now we are making small incisions and use
telescopes and cameras which allow us to see inside
the abdomen. It's a whole newe way of doing surger3
and it is well established, about 15-20 years," Dr

Thet Seventh Chinese Medical Brigade in
Guyana has contributed significantly to
building capacity in the health sector
through the provision. of financial and
human resources. This is the sentiment of
the Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy as Guyana bids farewell to the
seventh Chinese Medical Team, which
has just completed its two-year stint at
the Georgetown Public hospital and the
Linden Hospital Complex under tle
astute leadership of Dr. Shi Chunhe, an
ophthalmologist. "Through the! work of
Dr. Shi, we: now have the capacity to
perform retina detachment, vitrelectomny
and tumours in the orbit surgery. The
team also continued to build capacity for
phaeo-emulsification surgery to reduce

the cataract burden in Guyana. The introduction
of these types of surgeries has contributed
significantly to the improvement of eye care in
Guyana. Dr. Shi has become famous around the
Caribbean countries," Minister Ramsammy said.

The other members of the team are Dr. Tang Pinkai
(orthopedic surgeon), Dr. Dai Fucheng and Dr.
Zhou Runyuan (anesthesiologists), Dr. Jiang
Zhongming (Pathologist), Dr. Yan Zhixin (Plastic
Surgeon), Dr. Yuan Danjun (Radiologist), Dr. Zhang
Yongjun (General Surgeon), Dr. Fan Jia Gui
(Acupuncture and Moxibustion), Dr. Xu Jing
(Gynecologist) and Ji Guoyong, a chef.

It is during the tenure of this team that laparoscopy
was introduced in Guyana. This is an abdominal
surgery using enhanced technology to replace large

The Government and p$

thanks the 7th Chin

ople of Guyana sincerely

rese Medical Brigade

Rambaran said.

An agreement has also been reached between the -i
Governments of Guyana and China that the new batch I
of medical personnel would include on expert mn
laparoscopy who will continue to build the service as
providing more patients with this state-of-the-art .9r~L~
surgical technique, but at the same time teaching and
training local surgeons. Already local doctors are bemng
trained in this area.

Dr. Yan has also improved the level of the plastic surgery
being offered at GPHC, saving many burns victims in the
process, while the general surgeon has seen more than
4000 patients during his clinic and performed 500
surgeries. Interestingly, the gynecologists saw similar
number of patients and conducted 500 surgeries as well,
including the first gynecology laparoscopic surgery.
The orthopedic surgeon has conducted 400 surgeries h4:
from a patient list of 4000, while the acupuncturist "
accomplished significant success in his clinic. There "
were also more than 9000 pathology examinations
completed and 7000 ultrasounds. The service of the
anesthesiologists was also up for commendation, since
they performed using varying anesthetic technology.

Dr: Zhou Haidong (General Surgeon), Dr. Li Zhaoquan
(Pediatrician), Dr. Jai Chunhong (Gyneacologist) and
Dr. Ding Xiaohong (anesthesiologist) also contributed
significantly to the improvement of health care offered at
the linden Hospital Complex.

"The Chinese Government has provided the Guyana La
Government with medical personnel for the last 14
years. The medical personnel are always of consultant .
level and generally, especially in recent years, have been
of very high quality," Minister Ramsammy said. The
medical brigade usually works with its sponsoring .g8 ~ ~ cs
provincial government to obtain equipment etc. to
support the work of the medical team in Guyana. This
support is separate fro the financial support provided
by the Chinese Government to Guyana. In addition,
each brigade leaves valuable equipment for the use of -
the GPHC.
The Guyana Government provides local
accommodation. However, the Jiangshu Provincial L
Government has expressed a desire to finance the ~~~ ~4,8
construction of a housing complex for the Chinese
doctors in Guyana where the old dilapidated doctor's
building is located along East Street. Minister of Health, nru1ul~
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy and China's Vice Governor of the
Jiangsu Provin ,d Hon. He Quan affixed their s gnaturee


The first team arrived in Guyana in 1993 and this ~ I,~
team "has expanded on the work of previous teams.
One important expansion is the increase in
community outreach," Minister said, expressing ,:~ a- ,a )
gratitude to the Government and people of China for /
this cooperation agreement that: has reaped
tremendous benefits for Gu~yanese.


What is Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer is cancer of the uterine cervix (the tip of the uterus that extends into the vagina).

Signs & Symptoms of Cervical Cancer:-
Cervical cancer in its early or precancerous stages often does not cause any symptoms at all. That is
why it is important for women who are sexually active to have a Pap test and pelvic examination

Cervical cancer can develop over a long time without causing anly signs or symptoms.
You may notice one or more of these symptoms:
*abnormal bleeding from the vagina
bleeding or spotting between regular menstrual periods
*bleeding after sex
menstrual periods that last longer and are heavier than before
bleeding after menopause
more discharge from the vagina than normal
*pain in the pelvis or lower back
pain during sexual intercourse
Otten, these symptoms are caused by other health problems or infections, not cancer. Testing is
needed to make a diagnosis.

Magnitude of the Problem: -
+ 500,000 new cases identified each year worldwide
+ 80% of the new cases occur in developing countries
+ At least 200,000 women die of cervical cancer each year
+ Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide

Cervical Cancer: A etiology
+ Cause: HPV -a sexually transmitted infection
>Women are generally infected with HPV in their teens, 20s, 30s
> Cervical cancer can develop up to 20 years after HPV infection

Prevention of Cervical Cancer
+ Primary prevention:
> Education to reduce high risk sexual behaviour
>Measures to reducelavoid exposure to HPV and other STns
+ Secondary prevention:
> Treatment of precancerous lesions before they progress to cervical cancer
(implies practical screening test)
Secondary Prevention of Ca.Cx.
+Key Point is to detect precancerous lesions --"Down staging"
+ Answer: Agood screening method
> PAP smear test is considered to be the gold standard
What is a PAP Smear?
A procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix for examination under a microscope. It is
used to detect cancer and changes that may lead to cancer. A Pap smear can also show
noncancerous conditions, such as infection or inflammation.

When is it ordered?
The Cancer Institute of Guyana recommends that women over the age of.18 and/or those sexually
active have an annual Pap smear. In other situations, a Pap smear may be ordered if a woman has
frequent sexual partners, is pregnant, or has abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain, sores, discharge, or

Cervical Cancer Screening
+ Cervical cancer is a significant public health problem in manly countries.
+ Cervical cancer is sexually transmitted disease.
+ Cervical cancer is preventable (i.e.. Methods of screening and treatment for precancerous
lesions exist).

Other Options: -
+ Visual inspection with acetic acid (ViA)
+ Visual inspection with acetic acid and magnification (VIAM): Gynescope or Aviscope
+ Colposcopy
+ Cervicography
+ Automated pap smears
+ Molecular (HPVCIDNA) tests

What Is VIA / Cervicoscopy ?
"Visual Inspection after Acetic Acid "
Also known as "Aided Visual inspection of Cervix". or "Acid Acetic Test"
+ .Looking at the cervix to detect abnormalities after applying acetic acid
+ Acetic acid is used to enhance and "mark" the acetow~hite change of a precancerous lesion
or actual cancer

Cardasil -HPVT-16, 18.6,11

l!M in Deltoid or Anterolateral of thigh
before sexually active
*Any woman <' 27 years
*Vacoinated women screened for CA CX

Treatment of Cervical Cancer:-
*LEEP Treatment (Loop Electrocautery Excision Procedure (LEEP ). Cone Biopsy
*Radiation Therapy
Radiation + Chemotherapy

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Le~t food sol for a fell~ mInnutes afteLr cookIingi in a mic~ro aJ c.
For too~d safe(\. kee~p hot foodcs holt.

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3.7 youi food to destroy bacteria. '
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feeling tightness or pain. It's easy to
find things todo for good flexibility:
tumbling and gymnastics
dancing, especially ballet
martial arts
simple stretches, such as
touching your toe's or side
Exercise Keeps the Balance
Food gives your body fuel in the form of
calories, which are~ a kind. of energy.
Your body needs a h~ertain amount of
calories every day just to function,
breathe, walk around, and do all the
basic stuff. But if you're active, your
body needs an extra measure of
calories or energy. If you're not very
active, your body won't need as many
calories. Whatever your calorie need
is, if you eat enough to meet that need,
your body weight will stay about th7e
same. If you eat more calories than;
your body needs, it may be stored as
excess fat.
Exercise Makes You Feel Good

It feels good to have a strong, flexible
body that can do all the activities you
enjoy like running, jumping, and
playing with your friends. It's also fun
to be good at something, like scoring a
basket, hitting a home run, or
perfecting~ a dive. But you may not
know that exercising can actually put
you in a better mood.
When you exercise, your brain releases
a chemical called endorphins (say:
en-dor-funz), which may make you
feel happier. It's just another reason
why exercise is cool!
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Exercise Makes! Y
You may know that your heart: isja
muscle. It works hard, pumpmng loodd
every day of your life. You can; help
this important muscle get stronger by
doing aerobic (say: air-4-bik)
Aerobic means "with air," so aerobic
exercise is a kind of activity that
requires oxygen. When you breathe
you take in oxygen, and, if you're
doing aerobic exercise, you may
notice you're breathing faster than
normal. Aerobic activity can get your
heart pumping, make you sweaty,
Sand quicken your breathing.
When your give your heart this kind of
Workout on a regular basis, your heart
will_ get even better at its main ?ob -
delivering oxygen (in the forrti of
cocygen-carr ing blood cells) t all

So you want .to do some aer10bic
exercise right now? Try swim In,
basketball, ice or redler hocey,
jogging (or walking quickly), In ine
skating, soccer,i cross-country ski n,
biking,i or rowing. And don't forget
that skipping, jumping rope, And
activities, tool~iI~ ~hoso c r ec~c
Exercise Str~engthens Muscl s

Another kind of exercise cab h Ip
make your niu~ssing stronger. Did u
ever do a push-up or swing across e
mhoose are eerises chapt ayg oun d
strength. By using your musclids to o
powerful thihgs, /you can mak$ th~m
stronger. For older teens and edul js,
this kind of workout can make
muscles bigger, too-
Here are .some exercises.a~d
activities to build strong muscl s:
pull-ups i
in-line skating
bike riding
Exercise Makes You Flexible

Can you touch your toes easily
without yelling ouch? Most kids are
pretty flexible, which means that they
can bend and stretch their bodies
without much trouble. This kind of
exercise often feels really good, like
when you take a big stretch in the
morning after waking up. Being
flexible is having "full range of
motion," which means you can move
your arms and legs freely without

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eSucs and soUPs needto come to a _
11. Afte bi ig cooked in a
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Bartica Chest Clinic 455-2346

Lethem Chest Clinic 777-2006
Mobarumna Chest Clinic 777-5051
Port Kaitumal Chest Glinic 777-5051
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Are you hypertensive?
Then you should be
avoiding the use of salt in :,'i :
your daily meals. r3

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sodium has been added and cut down on the use of them.
Measure the salt used when cooking, yuse a little
*, Avoid adding salt to food after cooking
*, Cut down on salted foods such as potato chips, salted nuts, corn
curls, popcorn, plantain chips etc.
Flavour foods with natural herbs and spices such as clove, garlic,
onions, cinnamon etc. Find below a list of some alternatives to
salt when falvouring food:

P~lPeppers, both hot and sweet,
are useful as falvouring in many
foods. Sweet pepper is tasty in
eggs, beef and chicken. Black
pepper could also be used.

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meats, but should be removed before

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grain dishes

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porridges, meat, custard,
cakes, minced meat dishes
and pumpkin

Garlic is used as flavouring for
soups, stews, curries, meats
and to flour to make garlic bread.

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of alternative flavouring.

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slow cooked braises and stews


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no more than one 'dtrink per day is~econihinerded;'I

With your VOLUNTARY donation of only
one pint of blood, YOU may save as rnany
as 3lves.

(16 year olds, will need written
parental consent).
2. Weigh 110 pounds or more.
3. Healthy not infected or
affected with a blood-borne disease

On the daLy YOU will be donating blood, the
following will take place:
b Step 1:
You will have a mini-
medical check, to know if
you meet the criteria.
Your HB (Iron) level,
blood pressure and blood
group and type will be
checked. (3 -5 mins.)
Q Step 2:
If you have met the criteria in step 2, you
will be interviewed to further determine if
your health status permits you to be a
Donor. This session is very private and
confidential. (10 mins.)
B Step3:
The actual blood donation will take only 5-8
mins or less.

& Step 4:
You will be asked to relax for a further 5
mins. &r will be given refreshment to
hydrate the body.

b Step 5:
Avoid heavy muscular activities for the
rest of the day.
Visit the National Transfusion Blood Transfusion Service,
cl0 GPHC compound, Lamaha & East Streets, Georgetown.'
OpeningDHur R8:0 m. 700 p.m.3eve day.

A heartfelt thank you to all

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"The Challenge to Transform"

Le Meridien Pegasus, Georgetown

Monday, June 2, 2008 at 9:00hrs

I)l Second biennial Business Forum hosted by GBTI will address the theme "The Cariforum-E.U.
SE.P.A. The Challenge to Transform", with the aim of developing a stronger awareness of the new
OCOn0mic arrangement and the implications for the country and the business community in
COnducting business with the European Union.

The Conference is for the benefit of members of the business community, producers and exporters,
regUlatory agencies, non-governmental organizations, cultural artistes and the. academic

The Forum will be opened with an address by H is Excelle'ncy, President BharratJ agdeo.

The: dialogue on the theme will be faci litated by an expert panel comprising:
*- Hon. Henry Jeffrey, Minister of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation
*Mr. Carl Greenidge, Deputy Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machiinery'
*Mr. Nigel Durrarit, Head, Agricultural Trade Unit, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery'
*MS. Natallie Rochester, Services Analyst, Caribbean Regional N egotiati ng M ach winery
*Mr. LinCOf n Price, Private Sector Liaison, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery

Contact Mr. Sean Noel at Tl. No. 226-8433
01 fo vfu fultier i fifufftati 00.

Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

Page XV

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Jeanille Bonterre

Rudolph Walker

A scene from the movie

Andrew Pilgrim

'Hit For Six!' the long-awaited award-winning Carib-
bean movie about a young man's quest for fame and
respect which features cameo appearances by some of
the legends of WVest ladies cricket, opens here WVednes-
day at the Astor Cinema.
11~us was confirmed late Thursdal by the cinemaa's managing
director. Air Desmlond Woon upon enquunes as to wrhy the
film did not premiere last Wednesday as originally intended
A-ccording to its agents, Blue Waters Productions of Barba-
dos, "Hit For Sir' Is a captivating fictional story of a play;-
boy West Indler cricketer w~ho fights demons of his past,
Including a match fixing charge. and learns about lose while
struggling for his last chance to play In a major global tour-
nament and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former
Wesan dles legend.
This emotional dmama, punctuated writh excitement, intrigue
and love, Blue Waters says In a press release, tells the inspi-
rtonal tor o'^":,x elnoen, a ente bur uw nd te t cri;
scuffling w~ith his coach, Anur Misra of india.

N~ow off the team for three years, he pursues, an unlikely
qluest to get back on the team for a last chance to play in the
-Global One Day Senes. He Is fueled by a burning desire to
regain the respect of his estranged father, a former cricketer
who was unfairly denied a chance to play in the first Global
One Day Senes.
.Hl for Sux!' features an all Canbbean cast and crew, Includ-
ing the host of MlTV's Tempo, Trinidadian Jesmlelr Bonterre;
Briush-based Tranidadlan actor Rudolph Walker; lead actor,
Barbad~ian Andren Ptigrim; Canadian-based Barbadian actress,
Ahison Seal!-Sruth: and Barbadran Actress, Varia Williams.
Written, directed and produced by Barbadian ALison Saunders-
Franklyn. "Hit For Slu!' was selected at both the American
Black Film Fesuval in Hollywood and the Pan Afican Fes-
Lval Filml Festival (Los Angeles). and waPs recently selected
for screening at the International Film Festival of South Af-
neca 200s. It has also been screened at the American Fdrn
Insmiute (Washmngton D3C), and is scheduled for escrnlngs
in Canada and the United Kmgdom, among other locations.

Among responses it has elicited from the media and general
pubhec throughout the Caribbean region since its successful
launch in Barbados last year are:
"'...all inv~olved in the production and premiere of this fea-
rue fim bout jCriebbeai passion 4. uld take a bow.

" this movier explores themes of forgiveness, Iealousy and
renew al ...a gem wce can truly call our owrn..."
-lan Best. CaribbeanCncklet.om
"ill's a hit for more than sir."
- ZIA. the 4ntiiu3 Sun.

'"A tribute to our Caribbean culture throtigh dialect, song and
gIlonous so~undl f bat on ball..."
-. Nigel Wa~llace. The Barbados A~dvocate
According tol the producer ;'We had a lot of interest from
people througho~ut thc region, to we hate ruil to our plan
to brings thec movie to the rest of the Canbbean."
The film also premieres this week in Grentudda and St
Vincent and the Grenadines, and its schedluled to open
In D~ominica and St Kiitts in the months ahead.

Premieres here


Ms Guyagta Renaissance 2008 d

Attention All Committee Members

You are reminded that in accordance with Section 35 of the
Co-operative Societies Act, Chapter, 88:01 you are required to have
your books of accounts (for the previous year ) in a state of
readiness, by the :15''' day of March each year.

Among: the filing obligations under this Regulation are:
Income and Expenditure Account
Cash Book/Bank Statements
Asset Register
Balance Sheet
List of Members '
Minute Book
a Annual Report of activities in relation to the objectives o'f
the Society

Take. notice, that if your Society has not done so as yet, it is
now :in breach of the Co-operaztive Societies Act. Non-compl.iance
constitutes a serious infraction which can result in serious financial
penalties and possible take over of the management by the Chief
Co-operative development Office and/or cancellation of your

For c~lar-ifications, please contact the Office of the Chief Co-
operative Development Officer. Tel: 225-8644

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Friendly Societies ( NG O's)

You are hereby reminded that General Provisions
Regulation 26 (a)(vi) of the Friendly Societies Act, Chapter
36:04, Laws of Quyana, requires all Friendly Societies to submit,
by the 1"' of May each year, the annual returns for the previous
calendar year, to the Registrar, Friendly Society.

Among the filing; obligations under this Regulation are:
*Income and Expenditure Account
Statement of Assets value
Statement of Liabilities
List of IVembers
Annual RE~eport of activities in relation to the objectives of
the Society

Take notice, that if your Society has not done so as yet, it is
now inl breach of'the Friendly Societies Act. Non-compliance
constitutes a serious infraction which can result in penalties and/or
cancellation of your Registration.

Regulation 26 (d1-f) stipulate that every member' has a legal
responsibility in ensuring that the Society complies with the

For clarifications, please contact the Office of Registrar Friendly
Society. Tel: 2238644

By Nathalene DeFreitas
T`HE air around the National
l'ultural Centre is set to
pulse with expectation when
thle annual' Ms Guyana Re-
n~aissance Pageant again
takes to its stage come No-
:ember 1, and according to
mle organizers, things are al-
ready in full swing with the
official sashing of the 13
beautiful and intellectual
:omen vying for the title this
year having taken place last
"unday at the city's K~ing's
:'laza hotel on Main Street
Asked what she
oughtt of the perception
broad that Guyana has way
'oo many beauty contests, pag-
:rnt executive director, Ms
ecgla Brandis, while she neither
!needed nor denied the allega-
o!n, said what is interesting
b~out the Ms Guyana Renais-
aniice Pageant is that it carries a
:eaningfu~l message of culture
id gives older women, 28 and
.iocve, an opportunity to build
11l confidence as well as self
,steem. It also helps remind
hlose women that life is just as
exciting and thrilling at that age
as it was when they were teen-

contend with f;m; time to time.
She, however, commended Ms
Brandis and her committee for
their steadfastness and their
commitment to an event that is
fast becoming known for its
classiness and dedication to the
promotion and preservation of
our country's rich cultural heri-
Recalling how.she
came to be involved with the Ms
Renaissance team, Desiree said:
"When Ms Brandis first came
to me with the idea of launch-
ing this pageant, I couldn't help
but think: 'Is she in her right
senses?' But she continued to
press on it, and convinced me
that it will work. Given her
many experiences in the fashion
industry and pageantry, she did
manage to successfully launch
the event, which I am very
happy to be a part of today.
And, seeing that the pageant
was designed for older women,
the criticisms were present,it.
was indeed a challenge, but to-
day there is no more critisims
people actually looks forward
for the pageant. People have to
understand that age is just a
number, but it is attitude that is

'"The message to the
Guyanese comunity is that a
woman in her late 20s and over
can be just as talented and beau-
tiful as a woman who is in her
early 20s," Brandis said, adding:
"These older women are even at
a better level academically for
pageantry. Women after a certain
age have that inner beauty, and
with their intellectual skills,
they can win any pageant. This
is an overall boost for women
who have low confidence in
Another plus in the
pageant's favour, she said, is
that it not only seeks to re-edu-
cate the public on the role, sta-
tus, skills accomplishments,
competitiveness and value of
mature women in our society,
but also aims at showcasing the
wealth of talent, cultural aware-
ness, abilities, accomplishments
and beauty that abide within
Pageant artistic direc-
tor, Ms Desiree Edghill, mean-
while, recalled the many chal-
lenges the organizing committee
faced during the launching of
the contest, particularly the ad-
verse criticisms they had to


I imstehroofe Turism. Industry and Commerce, Mr Manniram Prashad surrounded

According to Ms
Brandis, launching a pageant of
such magnitude and elegance has
been quite an achievement, not
only for her but the entire co-
ordinating team, and she is con-

fident that it will grow from
strength to strength, as at the end
of the day, all they're doing is
helping mature women feel good
about themselves by involving
them in such an activity.
The pageant, which

has the blessing of the Minis-
try of Tourism, Industry and
Commerce, was able to suc-
cessfully stage three pageants
since its launching in 2003. In
please turn to page 25

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fou~r all the way back.1I never managed reverse because ou~r vehicle was always
moving forward due no doubt to its diplomatic registration plate.
One day, there was a newly employed driver. From the moment we meet, 11liked his
style of speaking -- beautiful floweryi lanlguage loaded with big words. On)1 the f'irst-
day, things went well. By the end of the week, i felt something wa~s wrong with the
driver: he would stop at the red light but at signs marked 'stop', he would drive
through. H~e also disregarded other written signs; he would approach t-he zebra
crossing cautiously but at written signs marked, 'no u-turn', he would disregard.
By week two, I was scared but didn't know what was wrong or what to do. But I
never gave up tr-ying to put my f-inger on the problem. Then one day my class
teacher made us do a survey to find out our readingg age'. I tried the test on the
driver on the pretext he was helping me with my homework. His score was very

While I was pondering what to do, he informed me that at the end of the day he
would qluit driving to work on the wide open sea.

- c~llliamn~i~a~aa`mslaa~l.''~:.. :ii.


1 knew the route to school: I have travelled this way
at: least twice a day each week for almost f'ive years.
Sometimes I played games in my mind, others
times I read but for the most part I imitate whoever
is driving me.
I knew how to ease off the clutch while stepping on
the accelerator (1 dislike automatic vehicles).
ChangingS gears was a cinch antd easier than starting
off- one push forward. two till the wtayi back,
three was child's play --- making an elaborate 'z'. and


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Help your penguin's friend find his home


5/31/2008. 5:25 PM





Lung cancer: patients fight stigma


Did you know GWnI looses millions of dollars due to water wastage?
Can you effectively educate the public and create behavioural change
in order to reduce this figure?
Are you self motivated and can work unsupervised?
Are you committed to discipline?'

Then an exiting career awaits you at Guyana Water Incorporated!

GWI has embarked upon Phase II of the Remedial Maintenance Project of the
Georgetown Sewerage and Wlater Supply Systems with financing secured by the
Go vernment of Giuyana from the Inter-American Developmnent Bank.

The Company is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for
appointment to thle following post:

Public Education Specialist

Candidates for th is post should possess:
A4 Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Education, Management or other
related field
At least five (5) years experience
At least two(2_) years experience in undertaking public c education projects
Good planning and organizing skills
Excellent communications and presentation skills (written and oral)
Ability to set clear goals and objectives
Strong commitment to task; ability to cope with variedi work load; flexible
working hours; anid ability to work independently
Ability to analyze data

hIdterested persons should send applications with Curriculum Vitae to reach the
Director of Human Resources Management and Development, 10 Fort Street,
K~ingston, Georgetown on or before June 20, 2008.

WFater I life!D D o wi wante it!

By Maggie Fox

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
"I'm sorry. You don't have
breast cancer," the oncolo-
gist told Charmaine
The 48-year-old
mother of two had some-
thing far worse Stage 4
lung cancer. It had spread
to her spine, bursting the
bone open. It was not only
a sentence of death; it was
a judgment.
Even though Atkenson
never smoked, she felt al-
most ashamed. "I found
that I never would even
say what kind of cancer I
had. Or I would always
start by saying I never
smoked and I never lived
with a smoker," she said in
a telephone interview.
Lung cancer patients, ad-
vocates and specialists are
meeting this week in Chicago,
alongside the annual Ameri-
can Society of Chmncal On-
cology meeting, to try to dis-
pel some of that shame.
Atkenson is there, taking
part in an 'advocacy summit'
- the group's first attempt
to organize a movement akin
to the powerful groups that
have lobbied successfully to
get more funding for breast
and prostate cancer research.
Dr. Joan Schiller of the
University of Texas South-
western Medical Center and

the National Lung Cancer
Partnership said lung cancer
carries a stigma that no other
cancer does.
"They feel ashamed of
their cancer. They feel guilty
about their cancer," said
Schiller, who published a
study last year in the Jour-
nal of Thoracic Oncology
showing primary care doc-
tors were less likely to send
lung cancer patients to a can-
cer specialist than patients
with other types of cancer.
This means doctors, re-
searchers and even patients
are not pressing as hard for
better therapies as they do
for other cancers.

Deadliest cancer

Lung cancer kills 1.3
million globally a year, ac-
cording to the World
Health Organization, and
the American Cancer Soci-
ety says lung cancer was
diagnosed in 213,380
people in the United
States in 2007, killing
160,390, making it by far
the deadliest US cancer,
Yet Schiller says less
money is spent on lung
cancer research than on
other cancers. In 2006, the
National Cancer Institute
estimated it spent $1,638
per lung cancer death,
compared to $13,519 per
breast cancer death and

$11,298 per prostate can-
cer death.
Atkenson's oncologist as-
sumed the large tumor in her
spine was caused by undiag-
nosed breast cancer that had
"He said, 'But don't
worry. We know so much
about breast cancer we can
really promise you a full life
expectancy'," Atkenson said.
After the test results came
back, the message was far
"He said, 'You have lung
cancer, metastatic lung cancer
and you have four to six
months to live."
He was wrong. Atkenson,
of Hinsdale, Illinois, is still
alive and well nearly two
years later. Newer treatments
offer better hope to lung can-
cer patients including sev-
eral in studies to.be pre-
sented to the ASCO meeting.
But she finds herself ex-
plaining almost guiltily that
her cancer is a mystery be-
cause she never smoked. "I
even had an oncology nuise
say to me, 'How did you get
lung cancer' and I Said prob-
ably because l had lungs. She
never would have asked that
if I had any other kind of
cancer," Atkenson said.

Deserving it

Not only does the

X-ray showing both sides of the lungs with a growth on the left side, which could possibly
be lung cancer. (National Cancer institute/Handout/Reuters)

stigma affect funding and
perhaps even doctor's atti-
tudes it may prevent
patients from pursuing
lifesaving treatments,
Atkenson and Schiller both
"I think a lot of them,
when they get handed the
diagnosis, they feel as if
they did cause it to them-

selves," Atkenson said.
"Smokers feel they
somehow deserve it."
Two-thirds of all cancer
cases can be traced to
lifestyle, including obesity
and poor diet.
But no one blames
breast cancer patients for
their disease. "If I had had
cervical cancer, nobody

would have asked me 'how
many sexual partners did
you have?'" Atkenson
added. Cervical cancer is
caused by a wart virus
that is transmitted sexually.
Even if she had been a
smoker, Atkenson said,
"Nobody deserves lung
cancer. Nobody deserves
any kind of cancer."

Applications and CVs should be addressed to:

P.O. Bo0x 10372, Georgetown Guyana
or sent cloctronically to cmorg:anC~itech-guyana.org
by M/londay, June 9~th, 2008

Tr -aining Coordinator

The International T'raining and Education Center on HIIV is inviting suitably
qualified persons to express interest in the position of Training Coordinator as
described below:

Responsibilities include, but are not himited to:
*Manlage complex range of project activities related to the coor-dination of
various HIV!AI'DS trailing activities implemented by partner agencies.
* Draft annual work plans, budgets, quarterly, annual and other narrative reports.
* Mainltain the National Training Database.
* Collabor~ate with pre-service education institutions to integrate HIV/AIDS
content into culrricula. ~
* Oversee the development of high-quality in-service curricula anld other
products for improved HIV care and treatment-
* Organize and facilitate meetings and organize training activities.

*A Master's Degree in a health related field or an equivalent
combination of qualifications and experience.
* A~t least 5 10 years of pr-ior- experience in the development and coordination'
of health related training and in the management of complex, multi-faceted
*Knowledge of health systems and experience with clinical care an~d HTIV/AIDS.
* Must have demonstrated skills in meeting anld training facilitation.
* Experience in curriculum development.
* Should possess computer skills in the Micr~osoft Office programs and
accounting Software.
* Should have demonstrated experience in the supervision of staff-
*Excellent written and orldf communication skills aihd strong interpersonal skills.

I- T' EC H

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Admission to the Lower Sixth Form of Secondary Schools in the
2008-- 2009 Academic Year

Applications are invited from students who wish to enter one of the undemlentioned schools in 2008 2 009 Academic Year to pursue studies at the
Caribbean Advanced Pro~ficiency Examnination Level.

'112-lo ~~lii n rerl~tl

(a) Applicants mulst have been under I8 yi)ears of age on Januaty 1. 2(008.

(b) Ap~plicants must have obtained Grade Three (3) or better in at least five (5)
subjects at one sitting or Grade Three or better ip at least six (6,) subjects at two~
sittings of the Caribbean Seconldary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC).

(c) All alpplicants must do C~ommun~ication Situdies and Ca3ribbean Studies.

id) All applicants must hlave obtained at least a Grade Three (3) in English A alnd Mathematics.

SChoo1X ll ad Sub~ject EleCtives forl Car~ibbeCast d anc(f~!Ed.Prfici~ene Eainti

Slgk~y F~r~o~i~;~JECAa~ ,,~P~a,~

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t hiniiistry
L~omm~unicutaion Studics
Comlnputer Science
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The colour of Naples.

5/31/2008, 5:22 PM


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By Christian Fraser

BENEATH the mountains of festering waste, Naples is a city
descending into chaos.
Officially. there is an estimated 50,000 tonnes of uncollected
rubbish in the Campania region. 5.000 tonner o~f which ar-e on the
city's streets.
But drivc ar~ound. arndl it zoon b~comes~ obl\ioiu\ tha: this is an
extlreme~ly conservative estiml~ate.
Whereverc~l y;ou go utIdeII1L the city' CCenItre there are enonnou CIO.1( U
piles of rubbish rotting in the sun.
The smecll gets so bad it is often just burnedl and as the tem-
peratures soar, so do the frustrations of the beleaguered Neapoli-
For Campania, with a population of some six million people,
there is, today, according to the council, just one viable dump.
The three incinerators they are building as part of the solution
are all hopelessly behind schedule.
One, in Acera, is still at least five months from completion, and
Tha 7mr ero t( 5o) neded to finish the ob has been frozen
as part of an investigation into corruption involving the regional gov-
ernor, Antonio Bassolino, and 27 others.
The allegations include fraud, abuse of power and breach of trust
in environmental matters. The governor denies any wrongdoing.
'Iron fist
Environment Minister Stefamia Prestigiacomo told the press last
week the incinerator at Acera would soon be completed.
"It is already 90% finished," she said. But no-one is yet sure
when the work will restart.
"Normally, there are 400 men on this site. Now there are just
15 of us," said chief engineer, Giuseppe Storace, who has also been
named in the inquiry but denies wrongdoing.
"The construction has stopped; we have to wait for the money...
and, given the scale of the crisis, it is all rather frustrating," he ad-
Last week, the new prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, visited
Naples promising to solve the problem with an "iron fist." He has
reclassified areas of the city containing rubbish dumps as "areas of
national strategic interest."
"That means they are now military zones," he said. Anyone
who blocks access to these sites could be jailed for up to five years.
One of them is a disused quarry in Chiaiano with an estimated
please tumnto page 22

Saving Ca~mbodia's Greatf Lakbe


Eking out an honest living on the Tonle Sap.



Sunday Chronicle June 1 2008

By Philippa Fogarty

EVESRY May, when the
rains come, water levels in
the Mekong start to rise.
When the river flows into
Phnom Penh, it meets an-
other river that drains from a
lake in central Cambodia.
So full is the Mekong that
it reverses that river's flow,
forcing water back upstream
and expanding the lake more
than five-fold.
This is the Tonle Sap, the
largest freshwater lake in
South East Asia. Cambodians
call it the Great Lake.
It is an area of extraordi-
narily rich biodiversity and a
key breeding ground for fish,
which migrate upstream from
the Mekong to spawn in sea-
sonally-flooded forest areas.
The lake is vital to Cam-
bodia. It provides two-thirds
of the country's protein, and
more than one million people
depend on it directly for
their livelihoods.
But the lake faces seri-
ous threats.
Cambodia's population
has risen rapidly, and pres-
sure on resources has in-
creased. Fish stocks are
threatened by over-exploita-
tion and illegal fishing meth-
Farmers and developers
have taken advantage of
weak governance to seize and
drain land in the flooded for-
est, destroying key wildlife
habitats and polluting the
More trees have been
felled for domestic use by
local people, some of whom
have been hunting rare wild-
life to compensate for smaller
fish catches.
Last year, Prime Minister
Hun Sen warned of a "serious
environmental disaster" if the
problems were not addressed.

Fish sanctuary
The Asian Development

Bank-financed Tonle Sap En-
vironmental Management
Project (TSEMP) is leading
efforts to do that.
Eight years ago, more
than half the lots on the lake
allocated to commercial fish-
ing were released to local
Part of TSEMP's work is
helping villages create le-
gally-recognised community
fisheries to protect and pre-
serve their own resources.
More than 170 of these
groups have now been set
Soer Tao is deputy head
of the community fishery in
Kampong Klaeng, on the
lake's northeast shore.
The village is home to
about 10,000 people living in
stilted houses to cope with
the seasonal flooding. Some
85%~ of residents depend on
fishing for their livelihoods.
Ten years ago, Soer Tao
says, illegal fishing and de-
struction of the forest were
causing serious problems to
villagers. But local manage-
ment of resources is bringing
The village boundaries
have been formally set. Resi-
dents patrol the area, and if
people are fishing illegally or
if developers are trying to
encroach into the flooded for-
est, they should now be bet-
ter positioned to tackle the
The village: has also es-
tablished a fish sanctuary-
300 metres by 30 metres,
where fish can spawn during
the dry season. It is marked
by red flags and guarded at
each end.
When. the flooding comes,
the fish will swim out -
hopefully in greater numbers
every year-
"The fish sanctuary will
protect the fish as liveli-
hoods for everyone," Soer
Tao said-
New projects

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But it is not just about
protecting fisheries.
Preak Toal is a floating vil-
lage. Everything floats, even
the school and the petrol sta-
tion, and everyone depends
on the lake to live. .
Now projects are being
set up to help families diver-
sify their livelihoods away
from the lake in a bid to re-
duce pressure on resources.
Former poachers patrol a
biosphere reserve, guarding
the rare water birds that they
used to hunt. Tourists pay to
enter, and local Families use
pedalos to show the day-trip-
pers around.
Some residents have
built floating gardens for
fruit and vegetables, while
others are growing mush-

rooms in their floating
houses. One group is trying
to turn water hyacinth into
charcoal-like fuel.
But the initiatives are, of
course. not perfect. It is still
much simpler for villagers to
get firewood from the forests
and to sell fish for quick

'Turning point'
Dr Neou Bonheur. direc-
tor of TSEM~P, admits that
trying to promote environ-
mental awareness to those
struggoling to makep a living can
be difficult.
"It is hard," he says,
"but when we teach them not
to cut the forest because it is
ai breeding groundr for hep fish,
they see the benefits of that."

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Dr Neou Bonheur,

The villagers. he says, are
not the greatest challenge.
"'Now we are at a turn-
ing point rice and fuel
prices are up and there is a
tendency to look for re-
sources such as land, not
from the communities but
from outside groups who
want to claim areas for de-
"That's the most difficult
thing for us, the people who
damage the communities and
fisheries in' that w~ay."
Community resource
mannagementn was p~ut in place
at Ihe ;ight timie. hec says.
but~ it mullSt be strre~ngthened
to tensur'e local people: havle
a? peranentct volc~e.
He decscribe eff`;orts to
En :i a. far..: `, d." htu

"We cannot say it is now
enough we have to con-
tinue to work hard on many
But there is one key is-
sue Cambodia cannot con-
China, Thailand and Laos
all want to dam the Mekong
for hydropower, something
experts say could have a se-
rious effect on the seasonal
influx of water and wildlife
into the lake.
"We are a downstreamn
country and less p~owerful
compared to upstreamn icoun-
tries," says Dr Bonrheur. W\~e
can only hope that through
Zialogue. Cambodia carn
10ice its concern
"The Tronle Sap, iu a1
-reat asset for C`~::ombod .
1 ust protect it at i.


Life in Preak Toal, vehirs; everyting~ri floats, even the village's g~as station.

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forts ulnderway as they travel,
- to Botswana, South Af-
rica. Kenya, the UN head-
quarterS in New York.-- the
foot soldiers like TIonderai
Nldira remained on theC
ground, visiting the injured.
co-ordlinating relief efforts to
the displaced.
The opposition may yet
feel the full force of the
loss of such urban activists
in the weeks to come as
the country heads for the
presidential run-off on 27
June. (BBC News)

his funeral last Sunday.
"'His jaw was shuttered
his knuckles broken, a bullet
hole below his heart, many
many sta~b wounds and a
large hole'at the back of his
head which seemed to have
been caused by a hammner.
Jimmiy Chidakwa, a col-
league and, fellow: activist.
struggled to contain his Anger
both at the assa~ssins andc his
party'ss leadership. .
"They arec cqwards, allI of
then. Ten men to take down
oneC unarmed man, l
"And where are our lead-

crs? Out of the country."
Cosmas chipped in: "Yes.
we are like chickens waiting
for the knife to reach our
"Given his position in the
Party m'y brother should
11ave hadc more protection.
"I know so many people
now too frightened to vote
with t-heir hearts comec the
Unlikec the opposition
leadership. w\ho are not here
and have been at pains to tell
the wYorld of diplomatic ef-

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TONDERAl Ndira lived in
the desperately poor tow~n-
ship of Mabvuku and
Tafara, east of Harare.
He was no stranger to the
Zimbabwean police,. and at
one sta e had 38 charges lev-
elled against him. ranging
from 'political nuisance' to
attempted murder.
He was one of a group of
young men and womecn.
barely in their thirties. w~ho
formed the backbone of the
opposition's ranks,
Theirs w~as the thankless
andi arId uocus task; of
mobilising moribund, disillu-
sionedl and tired folk to be-
lieve in this new concept
calledl changes. and to sign up
to the mnessages of theC eight-
year-old opposition thle
Movement flic Democratic
Change (MDC).
On election day. 29
March. the tall and charis-
matic Ndira was hanging
around by what passes for
shops in his sewvage-ridden
constituency, where electric-
ity is erratic and where chol-
era has already claimed lives
in the last 12 months.

tl at d woul brig lehent
gie t hsory of ecions
in this country, the day
would make any difference.
'It is clear that the
change we: were waiting for is
here. If we do not get it, the
people .-must rise up and
fight for their victory," he
Rising upland fighting for
victory pits one against the
awesome,strength of the se-
curity machinery the State
Shas at its dlisposal.
That is an undisputed fact
in the history of this
country's opposition. --
It is an impossible task.

Beyond politics

plin the weeks foll wi F
intimidation was unfurled
which largely affected oppo-
sition people rather than rul-
ing party folk.

torcHedtson bthosds o*' t
political divide; images of the
beaten and tortured were
wiiredmaround te wrlda and
collected eyewitness ac
counts of the horrors being
unleashedlin theicountrys d

scribed as war veterans, mi-
~litias or soldiers.
.xIt was with this back-
ground that Tonderai Ndira
continued to lend his leader-
ahpn ,to h t ide fdmmeratic
beyond the politics of the
ril/ official rgr zlu an

.: .. .ssig
The likeable Tonderai Ndira.

ZimnRights. wh~o declined to
be named. outlined what
Ndlira meant to civic society
in and around Harare.
"'I knew him personally.
He was a youth activist who
went around the country

ddchn peol thi nd ts
"He was very active in
the Combined Harare Resi-
dents Association cam-
paigning for things like bet-
ter streets, more rubbish col-
lections, healthy water sup-
e' ~nd so he became a tar-
gef for the Zanu-PF, because
they are targeting active
And why would such
people become targets of the
ruling party? .
"They know that if
people like Ndira are re-
moved, there will be less like-
lihood of an uprising."


Ordinarily, it was a mis-
sion to find Ndira.
He would venture into
the centre of town for the
odd demonstration and then
disappear for days on end.
His wife and three young
children became used to the
idea of him coming home af-
therlw eks away, be s ia
was needed to avoid spurious
charges and lengthy stays in

reBu o usday 13 May,
according to his friends and
eye witnesses. Ndira .came
home and slept the sleep of
the exhausted in Mabvuku
At around 0645, a pick-
up truck packed with 10 men
arrived on his narrow street
and drove past his house,
stop~p r la0 th nn acb med

with revolvers and AK-47s -
some of them wore masks.
The neighbour's child
duly told them the right ad-
dress and they reversed. dis-
embarked, and told Ndira's
wife they were looking for

Ther edsence of so many
armed men frightened her into
calling out his name and an-
nouncing that there were
people there to see him.
He answered with a voice
drunk with sleep and. asked

aetertoa6 11 n ee hisormet.by
He was abducted in his
undertrear, in front of his
young childrenn .as they were
headin~ to school, axid beaten
into te truck until he was
Jn the ensuing week, his
'family and friends desper-
',ately tried to locate him.
The omens were not
good; several activists had
been found dead and funerals
'were happening throughout
the cit 1and the eu Id areas

Zimbabwe's protracted po-
litical impasse.
On Wednesday, the MDC
went to claim two more bod-
ies from Harare's
Parirenyatwa Hospital
Party of icials were told
oythe mortlicia athered "'
been claimed.


This new body was badly
decomposed; a pair of bloody
shorts was plastered to a face
clearly broken and shattered.
"We only knew it was
my brother by his distinctive
ring, his bangles, and his
unmistakable height," said
Cosmas Ndira, as family and
frieimds filled hi s allb ome

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai addressing mourners at Tonderal
Ndira's funeral in Harare last Sunday.


S/31/2008 5:20 PM

Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008



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suitably qualified Bidders to submit bids for the following civil works




2.Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding
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bidders in Guyana.

S3. Bid documents for the above works can be purchased from the Cashier at
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5. ~ Each- bid mTust be accomnpanied by valid C'ompliance Certificates from the .
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rightr to reject 11~ any o 1 alinders. without assigning reason ~.

Permanenlt SLe~crary

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Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

The squalor of Naples.

"As we clear the backlog the rats come spilling out of the bags," said Domenico Montella, a rub-
bish collection supervisor.
"Sometimes there are hundreds of them, scattering in all directions.
"Thecy have been treated to quite a feast," he jokes. "Some of them are bigger than my forearm."
But it is not just the rats. The local council says the Camorra is dumping industrial waste wher-
ever it can hide it. Scores of illegal tipping sites have been identified.
"We have been left a poisonous legacy," said Mr Ganapini. "The Camorra have brought in thou-
sands of tonnes of toxic waste, from the north, which they have hidden, untreated, all over the coun-
And yet, the council must surely take its share of the blame.
On the outskirts of the city, beneath enormous plastic covers, sit thousands of bales of compressed
-They call them eco balls -- rubbish that was parcelled to burn as fuel. The problem is the solid and
liquid waste within these bales was never properly separated. Who w-as checking and how could it go
on for so long?
Francesco Pascale, from the environmental group Legambiente, estimates there are around seven
million tonnes of this "processed" waste which the council is now stuck with.
"If the eco-balls were burnedd" he said, "they would release dioxin and other toxic substances into
the atmosphere.
"No other region and no other country wants to burn them."
And so this compacted rubbish sits in the dumps and decomposes.
"Toxic, heavy metal substances seep into the soil, creating health risks," said Mr Pascale. "And
some of these sites are adjacent to farms!
"It is an ecological time-bomb and the countdown has already started."
The countdown has certainly begun in Brussels
The European Commission is taking the Italian government to court. The plan, it says, was -
perhaps still is wholly insufficient. Silvio Berlusconi admits it is a national disgrace which he intends
to resolve.
But then, over 15 years, at an estimated cost of 2bn euros, plenty of other new initiatives
have ended in abject failure. Sweeping up the rubbish on the streets is one thing, cleaning up
the root cause of the crisis the corruption is a far greater challenge. (BBC News)

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Naples: A city..

capacity for some 700,000 tonnes of rubbish.
But over the weekend, site inspectors (vere turned away by the angry local residents. Twelve of
the protesters were injured in clasheS with police three were arrested.
The inspectors have finally been in to assess the site but the protests are by no means over.
Mafia involvenient
Walter Ganapini, the council's regional environmental officer, blames the Camorra, the Neapolitan
version of the mafia.
"We are told they wanted to build houses on the site we have chosen at Chiaiano," he said. "And
we have evidence the Camorra brought people onto the street, paying people to protest."
The mafia's illicit companies, said Mr Ganapini, have infiltrated and sabotaged every effort to find
a solution as there is big money in the waste disposal industry.
The magistrates continue to investigate the allegations of corruption.
On Tuesday, the city's chief officer, Alessandro Pansa, was one of 26 people named in a criminal
inquiry into waste trafficking and fraud.
Mr Pansa served as the special commissioner last year. He denies any wrongdoing.
The other 25 suspects have now been placed under house arrest.
But, as the crisis drags on, there is a growing risk to public health.
Thie.Naples Doctors Association recently expressed its concerns over the potential for disease to
spread, with nrits, cockroaches and insects thriving in the mountains of garbage.

Ex-M~ou nties at centre



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You will need your National Identification Card to identify yourself for several purposes.
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This House-to-House Registration exercise will conclude on July 4, 2008.

Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008

Page XXIll

By Jude Sheerin
WHEN former Canadian po-
lice officer Gary Nelson ar-
rived in the Caribbean nation
of Antigua and Barbuda to
take over as commissioner of
constabulary, he packed
plenty of warm weather wear.
But despite the sultry
tropical heat. his initial recep-
tion wIas as frosty as the win-
ter temperatures back in his
home of Ottawa.
Mr Nelson soon found
himself at the centre of a politi-
cal storm every bit as turbulent
as the hurricanes that occasion-
ally batter the islands.
The 58-year-old and three
other former members of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Po-
lice (RCMP) in March began a
two-year stint reforming the
Royal Antigua Police Force.
Plagued by incompetence,
allegations of corruption and
low morale, the Antigua-con-
stabul ry proved unable to

'White rule again'

But tdhe Caain p

into a jobs-for-locals row in the
f ndmer Brt h ol n~y, luch

aoThey are not the only Ca-
nadians iii the English-speaking
ICaribbeban; the reion's three
$42bn in assets are Canadian-
Opposition leader and
former Prime Minister Lester
Bird says he views the police
chief appointments with "ab-
horrence" and plans to remove
them if re-elected in the next
elections due by March 2009.
The former Mounties were
hired after Antiguan Prime Min-
ister Baldwin Spencer's govern-
ment ordered an official inquiry
into the constabulary.
With most British police
training resources deployed in
Other parts of the Caribbean,
Antigua sought expertise else-
where in the Commonwealth,
They asked an ex-RCMP
assistant commissioner to head
the review. -
He recommended sweeping
changes that resulted in several
local constabulary chiefs in-
cluding the country's first
woman commissioner leaving
their jobs and the ex-Mounties
being appointed.
When the newcomers began
work, the scale of their task
quickly became apparent, says
Mr Nelson.
On his first day at work, he
found police HQ in Antigua's
capital, St John's, had been

plumbing fault.
The Force had no function-
ing fax machines, no email or
two-way radio, and officers fre-
quently did not respond to call-
outs as the 550-stong Force

only has 45 patrol cars in its
If they did leave the station,
their colleagues could not con-
tact them.
Mr Nelson who retired as
superintendent three years ago
after 37 years on the beat from
Saskatchewan to Ottawa said:
"When we arrived, everyone
was like: 'We're going back to
colonial days, it's white rule
"But we're here to focus on
the job in hand. We have a lot
of work to do. Morale in the
force has been extremely low.
"Police relationship with
the community was very cold
and deeply mistrustful. But
now there's hope.
"I'm so proud one of my
officers, on his day-off recently.
used his own car to conduct
surveillance on a suspected
armed robber and arrested him."
In addition to delivering a
well-trained, professional and
e fic ent force sthe new polc

groom a new cadre of officers to
take up thee mantle he r theest

challenge will be restoring pub-
lic hth in then pIce. Lastq ya

land a bi00 jm fopreatnation o

to see about seven killings a

yeCulturally insensitive,
Prosecution levels have
been low because police evi-
dence-gathering skills were so
poor, any cases that did make
it to court often ended up being
thrown out.
Also cluttering Mr Nelson's
in-tray is a manhunt for a sus-
pected serial rapist linked to 40
attacks on the island in the last
15 months.
Mickel Brann, editor of ;
Antigua's Daily Observer, said
despite some initial disquiet
over the police shake-up, most
islanders are prepared to em-
brace anyone who can cut crime.
"There was a perception for
some it was culturally insensi-
tive to appoint white people in
a predominantly black country
when we are still searching for
identity," she said.
"Not since colonial days has
the head of police been a white
.person. But the general view is
anyone who can get a handle on
the crime situation is welcome.
People just want results."
The new commissioner and
his fellow Canadians Deputy
Commissioners Thomas
Bennett and Michael O'Neil and
Assistant Commissioner
Ronald Scott began by setting
up units to investigate homi-
cide, urglaryhan sexual assa lt
also focused on high visibility
community policing, a move
they believe is already paying
dividends, and instilling in the
rank-and-file a sense of pride in
their badge.

'Race card'
While the general public's
response appears; to have been
broadly positive so far, not ev-
eryone is a fan of the new re-
Antigua Labour Party
leader Lester Bird said he
plans to make a manifesto
commiitment of removing the
foreigners at the next elec-
"[Their appointment goes
against the grain of our sover-
eignty." he said. "We have com-
petent indigenous people who
can dothese jobs.
"These people have taken
over the rule of law in this
country. That can't be ac-
'"This patently and opti-
cally has colonial manifesta-
tions. This clearly shows the
prime minister thinks we are
incompetent and unable to

look after our own country."
But Mr Bird who was
the island's prime minister
for a decade until 2004 ac-
cepts radical measures are
needed to address the crime
"There has been a tremen-
dous exponential increase in
crime in the last several
years," he said. "We used to
be a tranquil touirit destina-
Antigua's Justice Minister
Colin Derrick. however, said the
government was colour-blind
when it came to making the
streets safe.
"We are concerned with
competence. not skin colour," said
Senator Derrick.
"They [the opposition]
are trying to play the race
card but most people are not
in favour of the noise they
are making." (BBC News)

5/31/2008. 5:18 PM


Antig ua

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DON'T BE misledD!!



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By Mlariel Concepion
NEW YORK (Billboard) Rapper T.I. is turning his legal woes into an eight-episode MIT\ documntrnar3 series.
Cameras will follow the hip-hop star while he performs more than I .000n hours of commlunity sencer bef olre artinnge a
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) If Indiana Jones can make a s
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Paramount Pictures has given the go-ahead for a fourth insta
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Brett Ratner, the filmmaker behind the similarly themed 'Ru
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tions to direct the latest 'Beverly Hills Cop' adventure, a Paramo

Eddie Murphy.

spokesman said.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura ('Transformers') will produce.
The film is expected to begin filming next year for a sum
2010 release.
According to Daily Variety, it was Murphy, 47, who approach
the Viacom Inc-owned studio about reviving the film series in wl
he plays a Detroit police detective, Axel Foley, who ends up cl
ing crooks in Beverly Hills, California.
The original 1984 film and its two sequels, the last of wl
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The decision to make 'Beverly Hills Cop IV' folly
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million in its first five days in domestic release.
Murphy's last two films, the live-action comedy 'Nor
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Having lots of charm is nothing new for you especially today, when you will
bubbling over with thoughtful remarks and flattery that's just subdued enough to
convincing. All of this charm is bouncing back to you, and helping you keep a p
tive attitude. You will not be sweating any of the small stuff. Flaky or anno)
people won't be able to get you down you'll just give them a smile and lk.
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)Cutting back on your shopping list of 'must haves' is never a fun thing to do -
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position of Community Liaison /H-ealth Ulnit Administrative Clerk. The
incumbent provides administrative and secretarial support in the Health Unit
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Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008


LowI from page so

the years 2005 and 2006,
there were no pageants. This
year, however, will be the 4th
staging of the pageant, which
has as its theme 'Visions of Our
Its organizers are also
planning to have a Ms Senior
Citizen Pageant, which they say
is currently on the backburner,
but will hopefully become a re-
ality in the next two years.
The Contestants
As before, the line-up is
pretty impressive this year, and
among the 13 contenders are:
Donna Austin, Andrea Bollers,
Renita Crandon-Duncan, Carol
Fraser-Lindi, Claudette
Federicks, Quacy McGowan,
Marcia Harris, Patricia Helivig,
Gracelin James, Jacqueline King,
Esther Moore, Karen Pratt and
Rita Thomas.
They will be involved
in a number of interesting and in-
teractive programmes and lec-
tures before the staging of the
pageant. Lectures will be coor-
dinated on HIV/AIDS and
women, breast care, domestic
violence, ensuring safety, coping
with stress, communication de-
veloping impromptu speaking
skills, table etiquette and man-
ners, history of Guyanese
women, among others,
Preparation for the
Ms. Renaissance Pageant also
includes exercise, dance and
physical routines, which are
geared to help them embrace
healthy habits.

Pageant Day
A grand opening sequence is
slated for the night of the pag-
eant, followed by the introduc-
tion of the contestants, who will
then proceed to present their
cultural items, which can be in
either dance, drama or poetry.
And while there is still a busi-
ness attire segment, there's none
for swimsuits. After the
evening wear segment, the ques-

You've been telling everyone about the new projects you want to start, and ever ;e
I has been wonderfully supportive. But today, they might start to get impatient. H: re
'rare all of these big ideas you were going to make into reality? It's time to get g Ig
and put your energy into fulfilling your promises. It's a great day to initiate th? s
anyway, so take advantage of it put things in motion! If you don't do it to, .y,
you run the very real risk of getting a reputation for being flaky.
You've been telling everyone about the new projects you want to start, and ever ae
II has been wonderfully supportive. But today, they might start to get impatient. H ; re
are all of these big ideas you were going to make into reality? It's time to get p a-g
and put your energy into fulfilling your promises. It's a great day to initiate things
anyway, so take advantage of it put things in motion! If you don't do it tlcay,
you run the very real risk of getting a reputation for being flaky.
SEveryone who thinks you're cool is going to let you know, today! Accept cor lpli-
ments graciously, because:there will be a ton of them. Whether it's complimel ing
you on your new look, that recent touchdown you made at work, or just the fact that
Syou are a fantastic person,j the people you encounter today are going to love giving
you love. But try not to let it go to your head. Vanity is certainly nothing to be
ashamed of, but it is something to indulge in with careful consideration.

Quality time is more important than ever, today, and iyou should be willing to do just
about whatever it takes tojexperience it whenever you can especially in terms of
travel. Now might be the time to use up those frequept flyer miles you've been say-
mng. Why not upgrade yourself to first class? You deserve it, so why not? After all
.those years of doing without and saving your pennies, today is a day to indulge a
little and make yourself mpre comfortable.
A social opportunity today will offer just what you've been looking for new con-
nections! Whether you're looking to add a few more liames to your little black book
or more contacts to your (areer search, you will find all the people you need at this
swinging social event. Play it cool and don't let them know that you are counting on
them to add some excitement to your life, because they are counting on you to add
more excitement to theirs! You'll both win in this situation.
The relationship you've been building with one oflyotir newest friends is getting so
intense that you're starting, to look like a set of twins joined at the hipt Before you
Lose all sense of your own identity, you need to steij away from them for a while and
;;remind people that you are your own person. There :is no harm in being seen as
closely aligned with this person, but you need to litaiptain some sense of your own
individuality. Just slow things down. Why not cut back your socializing to once a

Are you still trying to persuade someone to agree wifh you? You cannot oblige people
to go along with something you want. Unless, of coglrsd, you show them that you are
willing to do the same for them in return. This is a day for bargaining, so you will
need to get ready to give stuff up in order to get stuff in return. Need a loan? Work
South an interest payment. Neepl someone's time? Cook them dinner in return maybe
r a romantic one! Being in someone's debt doesn't have to be unpleasant.

Instead of being annoyed by all of the eccentric energy that will be abundant in your
dlay, you are going to be inspired by it. Not knowing exactly what is going to happen
next will sprirk your creativity and help you start up a few new social endeavors
You've been contemplating fdr so long. It might be time to join that club, check out
1 that hot nightspot, or explore a new neighborhood that's supposed to be great for
Speople-watching. You've got the right attitude to discover something new.

The marriages and births in your family add special energy to those regular family
g~et-togethers, and it's a awful lot of fun to spend time getting to know your group's
C newest members. But at an upcoming family event, youj should spend less time: with
the new relatives and more time with the old relatives. ~There is great value in rela-
tionships like these. Enjoy the instant understanding and unconditional love that comes
fro some:c~:~:c~c~:one who has knmown you all your life. It's something you should savor

Your growing feelings for someone are helping you overlook their imperfections, which.
is good no one is perfect, and it's totally appropriate for you to -focus on their
good points. But be careful not to cross over that fine line into illusion. They are
who they are, and while you care about them, you can't ignore that fact. There is no
reason to worry, but you just have to understand that not everyone sees this person
the way ) on do and that's okay.

-~~a I s135i
Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Mr.
Manniram Prashad receives a token of appreciation for
the ministry's valuable contribution towards the staging
of the pageant from reigning Ms Guyana Renaissance,
Simone Beckles,

tion and answer segment will follow, with one question for the four
remaining contestants. The points will be totaled up and the win-
ner will be announced. The cultural presentation carries the most
SThe Prizes
Besides her crown, sash and trophy, the queen's cache will com-
prise among other goodies, G$100,000; return trips for two to Bar-
bados and the Baganara Island Resort here in Guyana, a communi-
cations course at the Critchlow Labour College, and a computer
course at Global Technology.
The first, second and third runners up will also receive
prizes, while each of the other contestants will be given tokens of
The team for this year's pageant is: Negla Brandis,
Executive Director/Pageant Coordinator; Desiree Edghill, Ar-
tistic Director/Production/Stage Management; Vivienne
Daniels, Physical Fitness and Choreographer; Merica George,
Pageant Assfstant; Evette Wilson, Ms. Renaissancei2003, con-
testalnt liaison; Marlon Tulloch, General Assistant; and Claire
Goring and Claire Patterson-Monah, USA Liaison.

5/31/2008. 5:16 PM

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Sunday Chaonicle June 1, 2008


Dear students,
Now is the time to search yourself for prob-
lems you thank you may have during study.
Check: Is it deciding when to start revising;
how to use your notes and books for revision;
knowing which topics to revise; concentrat-
ing; or deciding how many hours~ a day or week
to revise? Anyhow, we advise that you use
the revise-as-you-go technique which is very
effective for young people. This lessens ex-
ammnation anxiety, and supports more intense
study shortly before the examination. Be wise
Love you.
Letter Writing
A Look at the Business Letter

Whenever you are writing a business letter,
please remember that its parts must be ar-
ranged in sequence to make the letter more
meaningful. Look at the sample below.

1752 Hanover Street
Savannah Estate
Greater Georgetown

June 1st 2008
Mr. Simon Semple
89 Square End Road
Water Point

Dear Mr. Semple:
Saving Money and Energy

Thanks for your recent phone call; every
customer inquiry is valued by us. Yes, we are
always happy to explain how our services and
products can make homes more energy-effi-
cient and cost-effective.

At your request, John Duncan, one of our
energy consultants, will arrive at your home at
10:05 on Saturday morning, June 14th. John
will conduct an energy audit of your house,
using the latest and most sophisticated survey
tools. After the audit, John will send you a
computer print-out that will tell you precisely
how financially advantageous our various
products and services will be. There is no
charge for this survey, and of course you are
under no obligation whatsoever.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to
be of service.

Sincerely yours,

Sinclair Jervis
Sinclair Jervis
Sales Manager

Naming the sections of the business letter

Right Hand Address: The company's name

Read the piece again and really get the
feeling of love, courage and insight that per-
vades the atmosphere.
NOTE: Point to remember in writing compo-
sitions guidance is never too much; be open
minded~ to learning the broad skill of compo-
sition writing.
Never lose sight of the fact that in composi-
tion writing you can choose to do many things,
such as, tell about something that happened,
what something was or is like, what you know
about something, how to do something, what
you think about something and what some
Other person thinks about something. Just
persevere to perfection once you are shown the

waSomething to Do
1. Why not read stories and true life experi-
ences and get up points to produce good wrIit-
ing. Put clippings and notes into a large note-
book which you can call "My Commonplace
Book." Anything that catches your attention
that could possibly help you write better should
be included in this good book.
2. Write a composition on the topic, "They
saw Hope "
Grammar: Practice Work
Many times you write quickly, concentrat-
ing on the contellt or topic and losing sight of
sentence construction. Look at the sentences
that follow and then state which is a sentence
and which is not.
1. Some boys like fetching heavy things.
2. Simon sang a lovely song for the new
3. Other people like cooking pumpkin soup.
4. John's mommy has a large collection of
educational CD's.
5. Enjoyable activities in the "Book of Read-
6. Teacher Simon is setting class test for
7. Jennifer Austen is teaching the nursery
phonemic awareness.
8. Very many flying fishes at sea.
9. The steamer has left the selling.
For Good Measure
Today you'll be learning how to do high-
speed skimming. It will be convenient to make
a distinction between preview skimming (a
rapid coverage to learn the general content be-
fore reading), and overview skimming (a quick
coverage to get the drift when no second read-
ing is intended). Though the purposes differ,
the techniques involved are much the same.
Both preview and overview skimming should
save time for- you in both study and personal
President Kennedy is said to have "read"
three books a day and to have whipped through
newspaper and magazine materials at ex-
tremely high rates. He pointed out that at these
rates he was doing overview skimming hitting
the high spots. He knew where the strategic
spots were located, those likely to yield the
general content. He was familiar with the
structure of well~ organized factual writing, and
he turned this knowledge into speed. (Presi-
dent Kennedy followed his rapid survey with
a more careful reading when appropriate.)
Once you learned, as he did, to get the gist
very quickly, you'll want to preview-skim al-
most everything you read chapters assigned
in your textbooks, newspaper and magazine
content, almost everything but fiction.

and address.
Date Line: The date the letter is written.
Inside Address: The name and address of the
person to whom the company is writing.
Salutation: An opening greeting.
Subject Line: Indicates what the letter is
Message: The text of the letter.
Complementary close: A parting phrase.
Company Signature: Emphasises that the
writer is acting on behalf of the company.
The Passage
.......Our mother never let us look down.
Though her own life was filled with harsh cir-
cumstances, she believed that the future would
be better as soundly as she believed in God.
She showed us this conviction daily, and yet
the earliest tale I heard her tell about herself
was of a little girl who had had to give up what
she loved best. This is the first story in my
mother's "Tale of Three Stoves."
S"Joanna," her mother said in Hungarian,
"You must choose. You can take only one toy
with you. There is no room."
The girl is eight, maybe nine, and thin as
a waif. She is deliberating with great serious~
ness. "Yes, Mama."
Her brother and older sister, running in
and out of the plain clapboard cabin, are ec-
static because tomorrow the train will take
them away from West Virginia hills forever,
Her brother, John, comes into the kitchen
carrying Father's shot-gun. He puts it behind
the front door so he won't forget it. "Hurry up,
little goose," he tells Joanna, who is studying
a rag doll and a black cast-iron toy stove.
They are her only real toys, and she loves
them dearly. They were bought by her father,
one each for the last two Christmases. Now she
is allowed only one, because the family is car~
trying everything they own to California, and
will be charged by the weight.
The year 1929, and the town they are
leaving is Monclo. There, a village of Hungar-
lans work in the coal mines at the end of a rail~
road line, where the train cannot turn around
and has to back up and leave.
It is a world I can barely imagine. It is
not merely that there was no TV or telephones.
Hers was a world of singular things. One pair
of shoes, one kind of cereal, one pencil, one
school book, one winter coat. It was a world
where alternatives were few, choices crucial,
and loss a fearful possibility.
"Which one did you choose, Mommy?" I
used to ask, even~after I knew the story.
"The doll."
"Because you loved it best?"
"No, because the stove was heavier and
I was afraid there wouldn't be room for the
things my mother needed to take. I loved the
stove best."
About the Excerpt above and Composition
Writing in General '
Today's piece was chosen to help you see
how dialogue helps writing; how thoughts are
captured in dialogue. Read the dialogue over
until you gain the understanding of how
loaded and' effective it is! Try using the dia-
logue technique often.
But beside dialogue, notice how the
writer is revealing the happening in simple
terms but yet being effective. You feel what is
to come even before it comes along.

Page 3 & 26.p65


Onion Bhaji


Joy~ is in the simrple thrings: touchling,
mr~rrracing, chlatterinrg on for hours about nothring,
Sur of your placce within anrother's hert'r~ .
k: Simrple things: like coming htomel knrowlingl
Exractly~ whlre the trrasurer lies; like being~
At Cae H'ithl W'htl y'ou do anrd who yu anr~ re:

Desiring: what youn havel bteen given,- ~feeli ng
The gratitude ofsomreone wuho is- loved:
In vestling go~otherr s insteadr ofmongrr,; giv~ingC
For the pleasure of giving~ pleasure; seeing
Fortuner come to take your in its armsrr.
A~li hirjoy' is yourrs for rthe price of nloring,
Not only well butr lonrg, days of w~illingi,
Fears nd years of wieadr pat~oient Inve.

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Sunday Chronicle June 1, 2008


Congratulations! On the occasion of your marriage on April
6, to Suraj Singh of Shieldstown and Sahordral Raghunandan
of Bath~ Settlement, West Berbice from your parents, siblings,
other relatives, and friends.

WVarmest wishes from relatives here in Guyana to Dolly
and Raymond Jamaludeen of Toronto. Canada whho cel-
ebrated their 34lth wedding anniversary last Sunday.

Congratulations and best wishes to Trevor and Michelle
Maxwell of Miami, Florida who celebrated their 4th wedding
anniversary yesterday. These greetings are coming your way
from your daughter, Trenisha; your parents, your siblings, and
your 'in-laws'.

Congrats! To Rlr &r lrrs Girtens of Laing 4tenue, 1Vest
Ruimlveldt. on the occansion of your marriage uon Apni 28.
froml your children, scores of relatives, and inends.

1 cup gram~ flour (plain can be substitued)
I egg
2 tablespoons INDI Curry Powder
1 tablespoon Turm~eric
2 whole onions, sliced
I chilli, finely chopped t9

Fry the onions until soft in the vegetable oil.

Remove two thirds and brown the remainder.

Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl wit
enough water to make a thick mixture and the:
mix in all the onions.

Heat abotit I centimeter of veg oil in a frying
pan to a medium high heat. Spoon a liittk
onion bhajii mix at a time into the oil and fi
for a few minutes on each side until golden:

Don't try to cook more than 2 or 3 small bhaji i
at a time as the oil will cool and the bhajiis wil
fall apart. Also 2 or 3 are easier to manage.

Serve with a wedge of lemon.

8 chicken thighs
100g butter
250g honey
I tablespoon L~VDI Curry Powderl
I tablespoon mustard powder
4 cloves garlic crushed
1 glass dry white wine
I cup chicken stock
tablespoons lemon juice

Place the chicken pieces it a shallow dish.

Mix all other ingredients together in a
blender and pour over the chicken,

Place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees and
cook for I hour-

Vegetable Oil


Blrlnl Fpp1*er Garam Measal



;ookery Corner

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


Builders Award' for Cannes Award for

'Che' Guevara film

revolutionary is still a source of'
Last Sunday night, Puerto- RIco~ip ~ -E
Toro won himself Cannes' Bei-l -\i
in Steven Soderbergh's film onl thc~ ,
thon four-hours-plus mo\ Ie. chol
life of the Lati 2li Aerican reso-luf
hate, but whose larger-than-life n ima
The new US-made film ~comes i
ian film, 'Motorcycle Diaries \?v.) a
his 1952 travels through Latiln .41a
Granado. The movie coincides aIh,1_?-it
collection at Vienna's WestLlchr lrr
statue in Buenos Aires this wee~tk. i
Guevara was executed on
the order of the Bolivian gore
the Cuban revolution there. ( Ca
Ernesto'Che' Guevara


SEAN Patrick Tho-
mas, who was
honoured at last
year's inaugural flag
raising to mark
Guyana Indepen-
dence anniversary in
Bowling G~reen,
NYC, is anewdad.
He and his wife,
New Orleans native,
Aonika Laurent, wel-
comed Lola Jolie into
the world three Fri-
days ago at 7:29 pm.
The 37-year-old
actor married Laurent
in New Orleans in
2006. Both his parents
hail from Guyana.
Thomas is best
known for his stellar
performance in the
movie, 'Save The Last
Dance'. His father was
an engineer for
DuPont, while his
mother, Cheryl, was a
financial analyst, also
for DuPont. From a
career originally in law
to a chance audition for
a part in 'A Raisin In
the Sun', Thomas has
not looked back since.
He has added more
than half a dozen mov-
ies tohis credit since he
made his 1996 debut in
the military drama,
'Courage Under Fire'.

A COURT in Malawi has
given final approval for pop
star Madonna to adopt a
young boy from the country.
The ruling comes 18
months after she began adop-
tion proceedings for David
Banda, who is now two.
Justice Andrew Nyirenda
said he was satisfied .Ma-
donna and husband Guy
Ritchie were "perfect par-
The boy's father, Yohane,
said he was pleased the adop-
tion was successful. "I am
glad it's all over,'' he said. "I
am glad David has a new, good
Madonna was granted a
temporary custody order af-
ter choosing David from an
orphanage when he was 13
months old in October 2006.
The full adoption was
recommended by a social
worker who visited Madonna
and her family at their Lon-
don home.
He found that David had
been provided with "love, [a]
safe home environment, care,
protection [and] material, as
well as emotional support."
Madonna was not in court
for the ruling.
Her lawyer, Alan Chinula,
told reporters outside the
courthouse in Malawi's capi-
tal, Lilongwe: "We are very
happy with what the judge
has ruled.

"It is a positive and
Beautiful judgment that will
have an impact on Malawi's
adoption laws."
Madonna recently spoke
about the criticism she had
received from the media in
the course of the adoption.
"It was painful and it was
a big struggle and I didn't un-
derstand it," she told reporters
at the Cannes Film Festival.
"But in the end, I
rationalised that when a woman
has a child and goes through
natural childbirth, she suffers
an enormous amount.
"So I sort of went
through my own kind of
birthing pains with dealing
with the press on my front
doorstep, accusing me of
kidnapping, br whatever you
want to call it.
"I had to go through
some kind of process and in
the end it made me stronger,
so I can't complain."
The adoption has. been
controversial, with critics
accusing the government of
skirting laws that ban non-
residents from adopting chil-
dren in Malawi.
The country has been
badly hit by an AIDS epi-
demic which has left more
than a million orphans,
David was put in the or-
phanage by Yohane after his
mother died of an AIDS-re-

lated illness when he was a
month old.
His father said he be-
lieved he could not care for
him alone, and that plac-
ing him in an orphanage
was the best way to ensure
his survival.
Madonna has two other
children: An 11-year-old
daughter ]Lourdes with her
former personal fitness
trainer, Carlos Leon, and
seven-year-old son Rocco
with Guy Ritchie. (BBC

I I I ~ l~

Haiti's Wyclef Jean.

HAITIAN-born, Grammy-winning hip-hop
singer, social activist and goodwill ambas-
sador, Wyelef Jean, is set to be presented
wifth a 'Builders of the New New York' award -
Jean is among three others who will receive 6
the honour from the New York Immigration coa- 9l
11ilon at thear 20th anniversary awards celebra-
tion at the Hilton New York.
The singer and founder of Yele Haiti, a non- k
profit geared to helping the poor in Haiti,. re-
cently released an album titled: 'Carnival Vol-
umel 1: Me roirs Of An Immigrant'.
Other honorees are US World.N iks and.
New YIork Daily News Publisher,- M~ort
Zuckerman, and composer.and star of In- the
Heights', Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The New York Immigration Coalition de-
scribes itself as :an umbrella policy and ad-
vocacy organisation for more than 200
groups in New York State that work with
immigrants and refugees. :(CaribWorldNews)

Malawi approves

Sean Patnick

maIlsU now a son adonna adoption

INICLE June 1, 2008

itical situationt in Guvanza, UK

i I~~ ri~l li I

a 1-5

day, we've been looking at
freedom of information but
we've covered issues like Par-
liamentary speeches, how par-
liament can work to try to get
greater interest from the me-
dia in their work," the Baron-
ess said.
She noted that some of the
debates and discussions at the
forum held at the Grand Coastal
Inn, East Coast Demerara, were
highly controversial and this has
been interesting, but however as-
serted that the most useful thing
at the forum has been the shar-

those from Trinidad and Tobago
and the United Kingdom.
"In the last two and a half
days, the discussion has
ranged very widely, not just
focusing on issues around
parliament and the media.

Parliamentarians themselves
have raised some concerns
and questions about how de-
bates and issues are covered
in the media and the kind of
access that they have to cov-
erage across the country and
I think these are issues that
they would want to take up af-
ter the workshop has fin-
ished," she concluded.
Baroness Amos, who is a
Guyanese by birth, spent the
first nine years of her life in
Wakenaam, Essequibo and vis-
ited Guyana two years ago when

especially in the run up to
Cricket World Cup 2007.
She expressed the hope
that the political leadership in
the country would work to-
gether to continue its
development. (GINA)

as well as in the United King-
Prior to meeting the Head of

State, Baroness Amos said she
expected this was what would be
discussed and also commented
on her observations at the Coml-
monweal.th Parliamentary
Association's (CPA) workshop

which she attended.
"The C=PA workshop is
looking at the whole issue of
the relationship between Par-
liament and the media and
covered a range of topics. To-

where it was expected that
discussions would focus on the
political situation in Guyana

was quite evident at times that
students had been practicing how
to inject a bit of humour into
their presentations so as to en-
gage their audience and keep
them entertained.
Remarking that it takes a lot
of courage to stand up and de-
liver in an impromptu situation,
Farinha said: "I would like to
congratulate all of the partici-
pants for taking that bold step.
You did it, and deserve to be ap-
In closing, he urged those
students whose schools do not
as yet have a debating or
speaking club to use the
knowledge and experience
gained from the competition
to form one in their respective
schools as it would end up be-
ing beneficial to their per-
sonal development.

promptu speaking wlas the
way to go as it has been
known to help foster the de-
velopment of self confidence,
leadership and communica-
tion skills, as well as to im-
prove oral expression of
thought and allow for quick
Noting what a rewarding
and enriching experience the ex-
-ercise has been for him and his
colleagues, Farinha said: "Over
the weeks, we have seen im-
provements as the students de-
veloped self-confidence and
poise in their presentations,
which translated into more con-
vincing presentations as students
placed greater emphasis on con-
There -was also a marked
improvement in the delivery and
use of language, he said, and it

College 'Impromptu Speech' team. (Photo courtesy of GBTI)


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2. ID or Passport
3. Proof of address
Utility Bill (Electricity, Telephone or Water) in applicant's name at the same
arstsho atshes rm or rec nt post marked mail received via the post office-


4. Persons doing business on behalf of someone else needs to have an
authorization and the person's ID or Passport, along with their ID or Passport. .
5. Fully charged ms~trument (customer's own). PB

lanagling Director, CO~CO Resors iand Chairman of Caribi-

Speaking on the M/ega Fann Concepit

rDero Persaud, CEO, Neal and Massy~

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Li Rehan, a labourer from Pakistan's north-western district
)r:ir, says he hlas never depended on charity to cope with hun-
and-poverty before.
B3ut now he is sitting in a line outside a restaurant in the south-
Ilndustrial city, Karachi, waiting for free food.
Three timts a day, men, women and children queue up outside
e: ns of Karachi hotels for meals which are paid for by philan-
i opists and charity donors.
Until the late 1990s. they used to be mainly~beggars and heroin
But now labourers and housewives from the lowest rung of the
I~~ornoic ladder are also joining the queue.
Tlhe "fall" in Gul Rehqn's fortunes is easy to track.

L'I used to till a couple of acres~ of my land in D~ir
in late summer and would then come down to Karachi
where I had a job as a security guard at a towel fac-
tory," .he says.
His crop has failed, and the towel factory, like most knitwear
industries, closed down last year.
Significantly, the phenomenon is older than the recent rise in
international food prices. -
"Labourers started appearing in the beggars' queues some three
years ago, and have now become a dominant element," says
Mohanunad Azeem, who supervises the distribution of food to beg-

gars at Sabri Hotel.
"'We feed 600 to 700 people out of charity money each day,
and most of them are not beggars." he says.
According to Mr. Azeem, the queues have grown longer during
the last couple of months that saw the Pakistani rupee shed nearly
10% of its value, undercutting its purchasing power.
Sabri Hotel specialises in nihari, a spicy dish of beef and gravy,
which is popular with the working, class because it is filling and
because it used to be cheap.
Not any more though.
A serving of nihari that cost 36 cents in January now

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Feature Address~es

6. Payment in cash. .
1. Letter or letterhead from Company requesting service.
2. Company's stamp affixed to application form.
3. Cdpy of current Certificate of Registration.
4. Fully charged instrument (if company's own).

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Pakistan's economic woes worsen


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~~ 21 NORTH RD. & CAMP 878. GITOWN

(11 PHONE CEBR4C9E %T ,IONTEL: 227;2342
:C ;t~1 22 OROVEZ PUBLIC RD. E.B.D TEL: 26853158
T1!' TTRAND NEW illseRAMSTEDAM TEL: 3933-493

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MINIbSTERl wtin th Mi istry Education, Dr Desrey Fox, right, seems to be having

Guyana Geologr and Mines Commission

As is where is
The Guyana Geology and Mines Conunission offers for s'ale, by sealed
bids, two (2) buildings, viz the Petrole~um Building and the Stores Building,
both situate in the compound of the Commission at Upper Brickdain '
Stabrock, Georgetowin (between the Ministry of Hlealth and G;.T & T.).

Inspection of the buildings may be done at any time during normal working

All bids must be sealed and addressed to the Commissioner, G~uyana
Geology and Minles Commission, with the words "'Bid for the Petroleum
Building" or "Bid for the Stores Building", as the case may be, clearly
written in the upper left hand corner of the envelope.
Bids must be deposited in the boxi marked "Bids for Buildings" in the guard
htut of the Commission, before 3 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2008. Bids will
then be opened by the TVender Board Committee of the Conunission.

Separate bids must be submitted for each buildingg~

The successful applicant is required to effect full payment.f'or the building
(s) within three (3) days of the notification of the acceptance of his bid.
The successful applicant must dismantle and remove thle building (s) within
one (1) week of the sale.
Dismanltling and removal of the building must not unreasonably impede,
hinder or intrude upon t'he normal business of the Commission.
The Commissioner reserves the right to reject any or all bids.



DEMERARA Vlissengen Road, Laluni Street to Peter Rose
Street, Lama Ave, Shelter Belt Compound,
Lance Gibbs Street to New Garden Street
Queenstown. Kitty south of Shell Road, 0:0t 70
Sections A and D CN/ille, Kitty North of Shell
Road, Railway Line and Subryanville.
BERBICE No. 46 Village to Phillipi 08:00 to 15:00 h

DEMERARA Friendship to- Craig consumers on the western 0:0t 60
side of the Public Road, Vetrsaiills to Vriesiand 0:0t 60

DEMERARA Consumers between Eccles and Providence 08:30 to 16:00 h
Public Road

Not a p II A e. Eeirs Prof ShrfS 08:30 to 17:30 h
Quadrangle, Consumers along Homestretsh
'Ave, Part of Bel Air Park, Campbeliville west of
Sheriff Street
BERBICE Moleson Creek 08:00 to 16:00 h

DEMIERARA Consumers between Garden of Eden to
08:00 to 16:00 h
Timehri, Kuru Kurt) to Yorrowkabra
Loo OEt'o Lo r Data Verif cation Teams60 The will be in ahe foiislowing areas on Mlonday June 01:
BERBICE: New An sterdam (KRliance & Adelphi), quverwagt (Blairmont Settlement),
Hampshire (Rosehall T'own)

The association, which was
formed in March this year,
launched its first art and craft
exhibition at the Umana Yana
yesterday showcasing the best
in Guyana's jewellery, leather,
pottery and other locally made

The association was offi-
cially registered through the aus-
pices of the Ministry of Tour-
ism, Industry and Commerce
and the Guyana National Bu-
reau of Standards (GNBS) with
the aim of providing guide for
art and craft development in

Guyana. .
A number of sub com-
mittees have already been
established under the Asso-
ciation including painting,
sculpture, leather, ceram-
ics and pottery, clothing
and textiles, straw work
and basketry and wood.
Prime Minister Samuel
Hinds was at the exhibition to
view the displays and encour-
age the association to strive for
excellence. He was accompanied
by former President Janet
Jagan, Minister within the Min-
istry of Education, Dr Desrey
Fox, British High Comlmissioner
Mr Fraser Wheeler. and General
Secretary of the Association,
Mr Denzil Hollingsworth
among others.
The support which was
given by local craft producers to
the exhibition was lauded by the
Prime Minister who, in his re-
marks, noted that craft is one

avenue for stakeholders to earn
He used the occasion to
urge all art and craft producers
to become better each day in
their area of specialty to en-
hance quality so that they can
compete with the type of ex-
quisite craft popular in other
countries such as China and In-
"Handicraft was thought
of as a rural thing by- people
now well off financially but
in Guyana it must become a
significant economic activ-
ity... as we think of handi-
craft we should think of a sec-
tor that could become a very
significant sector in our
economy," the Prime Minis-
ter said.
He is however optimistic
about the future of the in-
dustry and the newly formed
association, noting that many
possibilities for the sector

exists, including collaboration
with others who have access
to materials.
The Prime Miinister said
that during a recent visit to the
North West District, which is
well known as the organic region
of Guyana, there were plans to
have people from the area har-
vest materials to transport to
Georgetown for manufacturing,
and marketing, locally and over-
The first women's han'di-
craft association was formed
earlier this year in Port Kaitumla
after a team from the Guyana
Office for Investment travelled
to the Region to encourage resi-
dents to become organised to
achieve investment.
The Prime Minister as-
sured that Government will
play a supporting role in the
craft sector as it is looking
forward to its growth and im-
provement (GINA)

THE art and craft industry in
Guyana is on the move to-
wards becoming a viable for-
eign exchange earner and in-
come generator with the
spearheading efforts of the
Guyana Art and Craft Produc-
ers Association. .

6/1/2008, 1:00 AM

Craft producers association

hosts first exhibition

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THE scene outside Sabri Hotel every day.

Britain'S Prince William on

Ca r b bean nava I pat roI
LONDON (Reuters) Britain's Prince William could be chasing Caribbean drug runners
when he joins the Royal Navy for a two-month training course.
SThe second in line to the throne may also be called on to pro-
vide humanitarian relief if a hurricane hits during his deployment
in the region on the frigate HMS Iron Duke.
Defense officials said on Saturday that William, preparing for
his future role as head of the armed forces, would start his Royal
Navy attachment next week.
i. William, 25, is following in a royal tradition his father, uncle
and grandfather all served in the Royal Navy.
Rear Admiral Robert Cooling, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff,
J said the attachment would be rigorous.
"It will be a real thrill and privilege not a pain in the ass for~
the ship's company," he joked.
"If we treated him like some super VIP and tailored a program
~ ~ i~l~ s~tlfor hi mand dwal around on egg shells, then that would be diffi-

"But he's not, he's going to come just like any other young
officer and do all the things that young officers get involved in."
William's younger brother, Harry, was hastily pulled out
of Afghanistan in February after just 10 weeks on the front-
line when an Australian magazine broke a global media blackout on his deployment.

Pakistan's economic ...

From page 18
costs 57 cents.
Similarly, one half-plate serving of biryani, a locally popular rice dish, is up from 50 cents in Janu-
ary to a dollar.
Meanwhile, grocery stores in poor-er localities are losing sales due to a two-fold hike in the pr-ices
of lintels. rice, wheat flour and cooking oil during this period.
"My rice stock never used to last f~or two weeks. Now it has been herec for two months as most
people are buying less than beforec." says Sohail Ahmad, the owners of Sohail and Noman Generanl Store
in Neelum Colony. a city slum.

The worrying part is that the poorest section of the society may be as large as 34%~ of the popula-
tion, and growing, war~ns Dr Asad Sayced. a director of the Kar~achi-based independently-run Collec-
tive for Social Science Research.
The situation is likely to worsen if the new, govern~mnt. presently caught u1p inl political tr~oubles.
fails to focus on the economy.
Last week, the country's central bank increased interest rates to 12% to curb.1 ilnfllaion and stabilise
the rupee.
A week earlier, the bank chief, Dr Shamshad Akhtar, admitted in a TV interview that disruption of
expected dollar inflows since January had lowered foreign exchange reserves, causing erosion in the
rupee value.
She said the pressure would ease in June when inflows of over $3bn were expected to enter the
But even if these dollars arrive, will they translate into immediate relief for someone like
Gul Rehan?
Dr Sayeed says that unless the global community finds a way to regulate international trading in
food staples, poor countries like Pakistan are in for a long and bumpy ride.
The government can do little in the short run except devise a mechanism of targeted food subsidies,
he says.
Such a move will get a boost if dollar inflows promised by the Western countries as a democracyy
dividend" arrive,
In the medium and long run, the government can review and reshape the policies of the previous
government which, according to Dr Sayeed, "achieved higher growth but failed to reduce poverty".
For one, the import of luxury goods has to be curtailed and greater emphasis laid on developing
and diversifying the export sector.
This is a tall order, and will test the will of the new government when it unveils its first
annual budget next month. Expect troubled financial times ahead. (BBC News)

Office of the Regional Democratic Council
19 Republic Avetnues, M\/ackenzie, Linden

Cooperative Republic of Guyan3
The Regional Dermocratic C'ouncil, Riegion No. 10 invites sealed bids from eligible
Prequalified bidders for the execution of the following wor-k:

C'olsnstruion o~f Single Stor-ey CocreLlte Bloc~k, Ma~ckcenie High SLchol. Mc~Ki1enie.

1. Bidding will be conducted thr-ough the Nationatl Compet~itive Bidding (NICB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act. 2003 and Regulations. 2004, and is
open to only Pr-eqlualified C'ontractors.

2. Interested eligible Preq~ualified bidders may obtain further information fiiom the
Regional Executive O~fficer, Regional Democratic Council. Region No. 10. An
inspection of` the Bidding Documents can be conducted at the above address
between the hour-s of08:30 and l6(:00) hours on weekdays.

3. Al bids must be acco~mpaniedl by vatlid NIS and GRA (IRD) Compliance

4. he tender documents may be purchased from the Regional Democratic Council,
Region No. 10 fo~r a non-refimdable fe~e of` Three thousand dollars ($3,000.00)
each. The method ofpayment accepted will be cash.

5.Tenders must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing~ no identity of the
tender anid mnust be clearly marked on the top, left hand corner Tender for (name of
p-roject)- Riegion No. 10.

6,. All tenders must be deliver-ed to the: address below on or- before 09):00 hours on
Tuesday dune 17, 2008. All bids will be open in the presence of the Contractors or.
~their representatives who choose to attend. No electronic bid shall be permitted,
and late Bids w-ill be rejected.

NationalI Procurement and Tender A~dm7inisttiation Board
M~linistry o-f Finance C'ompound
Main and Ulrquhart Streets,

T.Ihe employer reserves the n~ght to reject any or all thle tendiers wijthoult assigningr
any reason

H'enlry Rodney (Mr.)
Regional Excutlive Oftficer
Region No. 10

ForeignSE~x haange M rket Activities

Friday, May 23, 2008 Thursday, May 29, 2008

BuigRate SligRate
Bank of Baroda 200.00 200.00 206.00 206.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 192.00 196.00 202.00 206.00
Citizens Bank 198.00 200.00 204.00 205.25
Demerara Bank 197.00 202.00 202.00 205.00
GBTI 195.00 195.00 204.00 206.00
RBGL 200.00 200.00 204.00 206.00
Bank Average 197.00 198.83 203.67 205. 71

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199.80 -203.60

BoG Weighted Average Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$203.81

B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 161.33 175.50 186.67 190.83

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 350.50 374. 33 395. 17 401.82

D. Euro

Bank 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. 29, 2008
'TT$= G$ 28.57
Bdos$= G$ 89.54 6 months 2.96500% US 5.00%
J$= G$ 4.45 l ycar 3.07875% Guyana (wgt.) 14.01
EC$= G$ 67.86
Belize%= G$ 94.84
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

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SUNDAY. CHRONICL~E June.1 20060B 21 J


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19:00h- Perspectiver of the

20 0h- Kala Milan
20:30 h- IPL Crickei -

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At auction at the instance of
The Registrar of the Supreme Court

>A portion of land (approximately 12 acres) on left bank lower
Pomeroon River being portion of Grant 1207 as now
described in Transport No. 159/1999.

. .Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 10:00hrs.

GBTI Supreme Court, Law Courts Building, Georgetown.
,, Please contact telephone number 227-8167 for further information

Tenders are invited from Companies/Surveyors for the execution of an
Alignment Survey between No. 53 Village, Corentyne and Guysuco
Skeldon Sugar Factory.
Tender documents can ~be obtained durring normal working hours from Tuesday 27"
May 2008 from.
Procurement & Inventory Manager .
Guyana Power & Light inc.
i 40 Main Street,
I' or
GPL's Web Site at www.gplinc.com
The cortplete tender must be submitted in a plain sealed envelope beanng no
identification of the tenderer and shall clearly mark on the top, left hand comer.
'"Terder. Alignment Survey".
Tenders shall be addressed to:
Tender Board,
Guyana Power &k Light Inc.
257-259 Middle Street,
and be deposited in the Tender Box in the Office of the Company Secretary, GPL
257 259 Middle Street, Georgetown not later than 14.00 hours on Thursday 1~2
June 2008.

Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the suppli~
representatives who choose to attend in person at 14:00 hours on the closing tfi
All Bids must be accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificli56
GPL reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during~ W
procurement process. '

Guyana Power & Light inc. (GPL) invites sealed bids from Insurance
Brokers for the placeme~nt of insurance coverage for diPL's assets in the
form of an 'All Risks Property and Business Interruption Policy' from
reputable international;(firms.

A comiplte set of bid documents co01d be inspected and uplifted by .bidders :
from ~the. Procuremely and Invenrtory Manger-GPL, -40 Main S~treet :
Georilt~btown. Tel. No: 592-226-9598; Fax No. 592-227-2180 u on rfyient ~
'oa nnridliefundable feeobf Five Theiusand Dollard ($5,000). 1 .

Sealed 'Bids from lobidders must be accompanied by validi: National
Insurance (NIS) and In nd Revenue (IRD) Compliance Certificates. If the bid
is from a t~usiness/co ~ny, a copy of the Business Registration-/Certificate
of incorporation must c~~be attached.

Tenders must be sub ried in sealed envelopes and addressed as follows:
Secretary to thes Tender Board
Giuyana Powej~and Light Inc.
257/259 Middle Street
Georgetown, Giuyana

The top right side of .the envelope should be clearly ~marked "Tender for
Insurance Coverage (GPL-PI-002). Do not open before 13th June, 2008."

Envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Office of the
Corporate Secretary; GPL, 257/?59 Middle Street, Georgetown before
14:00 brs (2.00 p.m.) on Friday, June 13, 2008. Bids will be o ened at
14:00 hrs (2:00 p.m.) on Friday June 13, 2008 in GPL's Board Room,
257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown in the presence of bidders/

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SFor Sunday, M\Iay 31, 2008 14:00b
SFor Mondayv, June 01, 2008 14:30h
I For 'llesday, June 02, 2008 14:30h
For O~can Going V'essels opening lasts about 1-1 'brs

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FURNISHED apts. for
lcall/USes sue nds ar .
8356, 622-2118, anytime

cream, a herbal product that
ril lm ne erark~s s o t

BUILDING/renovat ng
ti~~tiY ifbent
maotilig pit ng
lmbin Pr mpt, re snn l
and re able service. Free
estimates. 216-0671, 622-0267

WORK from home for
USnd$ swedekly I rma oon
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
filling 100 envelopes forUS$500
or more. Information
sendstamped self addressed
envelope. Nathaniel Williams
PO Box 12154, Georgetown,
PERSONS required to fill
we y Isntrrest d Odppoiremntse
send a self-addresse stamped
envelope for Information to
Lloyd Rowley P.O. Box 101204
Georgetown, Guyana.

Cummins Jet-Count
Reliable and Robust, US Built
-ideal for high volume usage,
Banks, casino, etc. After sales
sport, parts and labour, 6
Marketwarranty. TMJ Sales &
2145. ing Agency. Tel. 226-

ARE you cursed,
O)e ressded, dnemo~n ~ossessed
need inaceall Apostle
Rando ph Williams 261-
6050 ( 0:00 h 23:00 h.)

COMPUTER Rear, Sales &
Services Call Krtn's Computer
Reairs & Sales C ntre @ 227
,36 v18a2 bHome2 & fc

JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, Fabric Desianing,
Curtains, Cushions, Floral,
Cake Dec'oration 153 Barr St.,
Kitty 226-9548, 660-2713.

DO you want Grade 1 in
Accounts and Business? Call
M/s. Taylor now 677-6946.
HOME tuition for Primar
StaucdhentforCaonntact spte alis
pm 679-831 .
nowILA Co r~se000Regi te
Manicures, acrylic nails
desinnn and more. Call 227-
7342 ,n6 3-4005
in hair, nails and facia44etc.

42- 8 0, Mne T~h r: 108aonr
DOLLY is offering
elementary and advance
courses in f oral Decoration also
Facial, nail technol Cg
mani~cur and pedicure. Cal

oidl ccsEus dfTis cruh
Spanish Portu uese and
En lish for adults children (3
- 1~yrs.) and CXC students.
Translation and Interpretina
Services also offered. THE
PHONE 231-7303.

.FORMAL Caregiver
traiin base onc( Caad an
Canadian Local and

opotu8nies Phoemp22 -m8e8ni
currently registering students for
the new academic year 2008/
2F rmrs d1e 50) aftoernoun -tnd
evening classes. Subjects
offered are:- Mathematics,
ishA & B and all business
iects. Special payment
a sfor full-time students,
onhvfee as low as $1 500
Cer subject. Contact us at 6
Croal and King Streets. 227-
7627, 615-891 615-8919.

&I Tra~n ining Inc.
Earn Recognised
Canadian Certificates/
Diplomas right

A ccotnting. MS
Office 2007

Repairs/A+. IELTS
English Test -
Contact Nanda at
225-1540, 622-8308,

feet with state of the art
footcare products. Other target
areas athlete's foot, cracked
heels, rough soles, corns/
calluses, sore achy2 feet and
rnore. Call 225-8662,
information & supply.
GET rid of all your health
problems with the la est medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies,
including hydrotherapy, diet
therapy sos nal manipulations,
etc. As ome visits for bed

Raa ,d tcll r tred an
7N9ndColl ngwoEBD Av n e
Repub lic Park, go straight at the
first function, follow the road to
Lot 79 Tel. 233-5944 or cell
624-11 1, Mon. Sat., 9 am to
5 pm.

ALLEYNE'S Professional &
Reliable Driving School, 651
East Rulmveldt Housing
Scheme, GT. Cheapest rates.
Call 624-5306, 226-9181-
inRD51sirCre tirg Ma~s9t r
Students need security and
comfortko t h er.St d nt

business. R.K's nsiueof
Motoring, 172, Light and
Charlotte Streets, Bourda.

STYLES of Distinction has
been removed from 248
Oronoque Street, Queenstown
and has been relocated at 120
Rall Te IR6 8133o4u1r5a P223e
5252 for further direct ns.
onOSNEeG r StarVTDV c Cou
one music set drawer system
and speaker, two three- piece
chatr set Brown, one glass
table. These items will be on
auction at Vigilance Magistrate
compound on Thursday, June
19, 2008 at 8 am.

RENT or X-change. Juliette's
Lb~ra~r West Ruimveldt. Tel.

HAIR Dressers, Barbers &
Nail Technicians station
available. Call 227-3067, 623-
1562, 2?7-1247,k233-2175.$5

000 weekly at Julian Restaurant
& Bar Cummings & Sixth Sts,
225-4f09, 227- 319.

HURRY beat

the CrSIS,

rent 8



SIGEIda ae(S
Ciie) ssekn eaefr

SINGLE EatIndian male (
siiedkis emleatbt lef nal s p

etc. Call 690-9601 anytime
LOCAL and foreign pen
pals!! Send stamped envelope
to: Companion Pen Pal Club,
P.O. Box 12421 Bourda,
Georgetown; Guyana.
educated! Get Married!
Mi rate!...through the CFI.
Te phone Friendship Link. Call
59 -261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
TRUE Love International
Match Making Service. Looking
862 fre d r o605T an 9aq

SFRIENDS, companions,
marriage partners. Immediate
Link. Junior/Senior/Singles
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Tel. 223-8237/648-6098.,Mo.
- Fri. 8:30 am 5 pm. Sat. -
Sun -10 am 4 pm. (Both
phones same time.)

" ~31
GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual
help. Call 612-6417, 220-0708.
caLORDn Sivaolnte natieovrat
demonic spirit, help ou to
en y b Itter h Ilt or watever
RAJA yoga, ph sical yoga,
Hindi protection ta ee, planet
reading other s iritual areas,
spiritual lecture. Contact Buddy
-225-0677, 638-0730

FREE!!! Registration,
Companion Dating Service. We
find o~u your true mate. Tel.
227- 7.
ppEC3HNIr AS available efo
dqryee mti ow ves, se,2/d~eel
0050 st. cl 9-821-
FOR all your
construction repairs,
renovations, masonry
p"ainlntin g. ont~act Mo a~med
on 233-0591, 667-6644.

FOR all your culinary
w edd large rnesmalmepea te
Cal252780, 225-2819.

Cl~s & DVD's
Invitations Tickets
Flyers Brochures
Prmgrmmm.. Scannine
Bz. Cards Bill Books
Letuers Poate'*
Office Services

Tel* 22M-876

RHINO Construction
Service. Specialised in
Domestic and Commercial
bidmn econstruciaobn,icpal ,
renovation, etc. Call 610-8703
FOR repairs & services to
washing machines,
refrigerators, clothes dryers,
lif st~o s, mi ro avse ov ns
0060/629-1939/643-6007 _



CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit: wwwhabntZe
VALUE Added Tax record
keeping, Bank Reconciliations
preparations, pa roll
preparation, stock account ing,
fixed asset recording, other
book keeping services. Contact
673-7572. email:
berruel 23@yahoo.com.


Als -
for all1,#

SecaOccessionsxeuir P,

Office Servites

T s. 223-8376
2 2*ege AAA

eem&f I

GAS stoves & oven repairs
do estic and industril spae i
Construction and renovation

Elcrial, puerCng I a ni
226-64 1, 627-0720, 646-
HOME a pliances re airs
Forvn a rpis fla ntaen n
of auto and domestic air
conditioning units,. fridges,
freezers, TV, DVD, microwaves,
washing machines, gas stoves,
etc. P one Ultra Cool Inc. -
225-9032, 647-2943, 694-

Canada and USA

Immigration Services
MligraBte to Calnada Now
SktlledL Worke~rs. Wwk
P'ermits Busine~ss Class,
Family Class. Student and
Vsitorls l'as rmnnugrartion
Forms71. Refugees Appeals for
Re~fined Case~s. Ui.S G~reen
Cardt L altery
Balwannt PErsaud &
Associates C~ertified
Immrigrationt C~onsultatt s
Guya~na: 225-1540 or 622-
C anlada: 416-431-X884 or

b alntnpersaudqcr i yahooaca

L -U4l I
TWO Cooks/Chef. Appiy to
Hotel Glow. Tel. 227-086 /4.
23 Queens Street, Kit r ll

departments and subjects areas.
E m a I I
teaching in gt@yahoo.com.
Tel 227--4798.
PORTERS salary $12 000
weekly. Contact P. Ramroop &
Sons, 1 'C' Orange Walk,
Bourda, G/town. Call 227-1451.
VACANCY exists for
Cashiers, Salesman and
Porters. Apply at Survival, 16
Vlissengen Rd. and Duncan
Street with written application
and passport size pho 0.
superior personality, ~ossessin
good communica lon ana
ne otiating skills. Tel. 225-
37 7, 225-4~398.
VACANCY exists for
Technicians. Must have at least
2 years experience, a valid
Driver's Licence would be an
asset. Apply with CD &
References to Safeway Security,
251 Thomas St., South
ONE able-bodied Securit
and one Supervisor, age of 3
to 45 yrs. Must have good

6odut 2ihworak Tel. 2a -
Tennessee Ni ht Club
Between 8 am and 5 pm.
1 CANTER Driver. Must
have a valid Lorrv Licence.
Must be able to hel load and
off load canter. |ppy with
handwritten appli lton to
Alabama Tradin located on
t~h Gorgle~tlon FerxstStellingr

experienced female Accounts
Clerk. Must have passes in
Maths, English, Accounts.
Porters and Cleaner. A Il in
erliocnationwt to haAdaba n
Tr:in, noeeoraet6 Ferry

s.CNC exisk {at ubrvivad
clerks, cashiers -evening/
morning shift and cleaners.
Applicants must apply with a
written application, a passport
size photo, 16 Duncan St. &
VI~ssengen Road. Tel. # 227-
8506, 2`25-9168-

VACANT chairs to rent for
THea desaser Ba beran Nai
tel. # 628-3415, 223-5252.

Sajesman Eand Womnd awih
Driver's Licence who will
serve 7 days a week, 16 hrs a
daen Not Civil Servants.
Comm sio nore teh nE 3a0
DRIVERS for car van and
lorry with three()yer
ex ~enence. Visiting '1 spec~tors
wi h cycles or motorcycles.
Persons with the ability to ride
motorcycles can apply
Contact The General
Mana erN R.K's National
Chtyotte Stret rda Tel
226-7541, 227-5~072.
NEED A JOB? We can
help -professionals,
Man ge s Ssup rvisos, saes
Counter Hel ers, Cashiers,
D~river I Pore (d55)us ain rs
workers helpers, pure and
wash boy attendants, forklift
operators, factory workers.
Office Assistants, Clerks,
Receptionist Secretaries,
Confidentialomue SecrP ertard, I
Specialist. Internal Au ios
Junior Auditors, Waitresses, &
WatersroT~elemabkseter (3) W
Caribpbean. %all National
Recruiters 227-7471, 643-
2959/227-4728, 695-
2 0 3 1 . em ai

20 ACRES of prime real
estate in Georgetown US$2M.
Call Craol 612-9785.
TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme front lot 80 x 100
asking $2M. Call 225-5591.
hoDIAMOrNDai V~reed-en-
Paripka, Tuschen. 629-825 .
Real Estate, residential or
commercial $16M. Call 226-
RESIDENTIAL house lots
for sale $3 000 000 each.
Only serious en uiries. Call
645-8870, 222-5 23.
t20 AekRESd obf farm lan
teest rPleas co tac 639-
0074, 615-2773, 687-2431.

$16M, NODO 50 f,e7~ Ridd
,R~e ty5267269459 565819 231-
GATED Neighbourhood,
44 000 so ft. (1 acre) land -
$95M, 25 D00 sq. ft. (1/2 acre)
land $60M. Call Carol 612-
EBD (40 X 80) $2.5M,
(0 x 110) -$4M, 146 acres
@$625 000 pberx acres
Geo aetown (28x 80)-
$160 ~. Diana -227-2256.
acres -$150M, West Coast
Demerara, 300 acres $150M.
97l 1Carol 226-6809, 612-
ECCLES BB, Croal Street,
aarebsShee trAnchor
Essequibo. De ireitas
Associates 225-5782, 609-
2302, 233-8711.
LARGE plot of Ian d
residential area foan in

cocrneAeo al sids ddl

GREIA Versaillies, WBD
-$5M, 12 acres farm 3g land
at CC 3i NN 2 OM0M ~a 5es
3737, 225-4398.

.Triu REI A ted cuom oon di
r2,3 sheree-bero~om
$15M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
LAND in Laluni Street,
Queenstown -$15 million.
Call Tony Reid's Realty 225-
5198, 225-2626 2 1-2064,
225-2709', 227-6949.


DOUBLE stall in La
Penitence, reduced from -
$1.3 million -to $950 000. Call
Tony Reid's Realty 225-
5198 225-2626 231-2064
225- '709, 227-6Q49.
GREIA Meadow Bank -
$4M, Goedverwagting large
lot $5M, Enmore Public
Road 4 tots $18M Parika -
$16h0. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
GREIA Friendship
Public Road, double lots -
Gadenl?050 x3~ O$o 5
Diamond School Street 70
x 9490-$83.3M. Tel. 225-3737

Prin90sFS. C~harles oEwn
entrance from Lyna St. or
Princes St. Suitable fo~r blocks
of flats, bond/warehouse,
storaae for vehicle dealership,
etc. Tel. 226-1757.
1.1 ACRE of land at
Melani Public Road. Ideal for
dn om eciallb~usi esusE o
transported for quick sale $8
000 000. Tel. office 231-
3690, 649-0329, 699-3662.

11 $1F chMid ltn St.j
Gh Gadens x1s20 8$15
- $18M. Call Carol- 226
689E6R1S2L7LES 67' X 121'

lots together, Happy Acres -
13 lots together Bel Air
SG insoG dobe lot,
s-024 acre~sE&appr x

LAND for sale
Beterverwagting, ECD $3M
pe lot, Qeueestw -$1M
dopublelot, PRebi Par .
$18Mb Sec. 'K' 12M
Ressuyeirk 124M To9
625 760594-2-6949, 225-

ROOMS for single
wo kn 7male/female. Phone

oeFUaRSiHoEsD fa rn
APARTMENT. TEL. 231-4310
618-7895 '
CALL 225-9134.
ATLANTIC Gardens -
executive property ,semi-
furnished. 227-0972 '
atBl-B DROOCM alaprtmnt
or 233 -5868.
5edr8030m, 6p23e~nt. Call
1 2-BEDROOM apartment
GtCumm2na 23L83 .e. close to
room at 88 Middle Road, La
Penitence. Call 225-6184 *

I Mrmoenns LLn o 2C nNanD
Tel.~~~~ Moa 7-2
SINGLE working female
to share room $12 000. Call
Rosanna 226-1358/680-
1 TOP flat furnished, 1
furnished top flat for short
term rental. Tel. 225-9395,
bedBEL AirrnPhaerdk art two
US$600. Call Carol 62-9785.
ONE two-bedroom lower
flat, 36 Bagotstown, EBD.
Rent $32 00~0. Call 225-1165.
unfurnished houses & flats
from US$800. Sonja 225.
7197, 623-2537.
FLAT 2-bedroom house to
let, Craiq EBD $30 000. Call
227-30 7, 623-1562, 615
3-BEDROOMv bottom flat
and utilities Section 'C'
Ente rise se irsdential
Call 6'23-8041 m-ei
S3-BEDROOMto ft,
unfiurnlshed $35 0t0d in
Lodg~e Call Rosanna 226-
1350: 680-2927.

par~tEent with alfu mdhe
facillt. DarkinQ and secure
Te~l 2 223235 684-7404
Apartmi-ents De Freitas
Associates 225-5782, 609-
2302, 233-5711.


2 1-BEDROOM self-
contained aPartment with
kitchen area $22 000. Single
working female. Call 225-4345.

flat, fRullMfu nschee atceLotd7d
Cheddi Ja an St., New
Amsterdam. Call 322-5439.
HAPPY Acres three
bedroom two storey house and
lawn with parking asking
US$1000. Cal 225-5591.







Tel: 225-9700


2-BEDROOM self-
oIdntaennedence B ulevard,2 L
MTenierce. Call 690-2891 -
1 BOTTOM flat at Enmore
EC Dem (40 ft x 60 ft) suitable
for school, office or any other
business. Call 270-6440.

fulNrNished3edP32or per bblnu

- US$2 000. Atlantic Realty -
226-7268 or 621-1548.
1 SEMI-furnished, modern
two-bedroom bottom flat, fully
_CD dal 22LO 96E8ars

for a rA rie Ss~alo~nEeal esta e
ave9.rtising agSency, office or
suitable business. Tel. 226-

EXECUTIVE apartments.
For enquiries call 225-2780
225-2819 between 8 am & 4
pm. Residential area, 24 hrs
bedroom house for overseas
visitors, short or lon term.
Oe hone # 643-88 7, 665-
ONE cozy furnished self-
contained apartment also two
hom nolet. R~ea 4n bl~e pri e

NW tobdo at i
convenient lo irn ms itab
forusi gle woking p r~so00 o
Phone 227-5852.
BETTER Hope -three-

or 621-1548 7-
G/TOWN -2 spgacious
furnished apartment 1-
bedroom each with sitting room
2 3ce~n4to 2eit- 2d ba Cal
NEWLY built Ig. apartment
-bedroom bathroom, toilet,
kitchen, Irvi room Parfait
6H~armo D. 6 1-3485,
STOP flat for rent at New
Diamond HIS EBD -3-
bedroom, toilet and bath $30
000 neg Contact 689-2650 or
682-29 7. Ask for Tracy.
.APT. to rent grilled, fully
furnishedbsecurity services. One
ar stwoC Idroo 6m4o~r8 er ea

NANDY Park 4-bedroom
fully furnished US$2 500 neg.
Pike Street, Cam bellville -
US$1 800 neg. Ca I 225-0171,
1 BEDROOM apartment
with kitchen. TV, phone- $3
500 daily, room $;2 500 dail
Call Julian 225-4709. 22 -
BUSINESS place regent
cur.Central rlocati0n larofe
Telephone 64q2-0636O.
BEL Air Park,. fully
furnished executive concrete
buil ing with all modern
Aaci ltes25-K.S5 6RAG;HUBIR
Agent 22- 5 642-0636.

bedroom top flat with all
convenience. 'K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
2A0PA0RTM2E5NOTOS $220 0000
3~5 000,' $40 000 B $60 000.
Office flat $45 000. Call 231-
6236, 649-8464.
SELF contained rooms and
apartment $2 500 & $4000
daily, 1 bedroom furnished
apartment $60 000 monthly.
Julian 225-4709/227-1319.
apartment, with bed, gas stove,
microwave, toilet and bath
inside utilities included (La
*Grana 668-0306, 647-6337 -
ONE two-flat dwelling
house (three bedrooms),410
North East La Penitence -;$50
000 per month. Two months
rent security. Tel. 227-6285.
DIPLOMATS, company
executives houses and
au's'sintss i gea aea,3s'irm
$90 000. Excellence Realty -
KITTY $40 000, Waterloo
storey uil _ECUDS$2 t 0e
Nan so oark iafully220 n hd

offie s~pa epp in Georg I n
approximately 1 400 s ft., air

A7i ddi8. dTel i2a2b5-e410
apartment with inside toilet
and bathroom at Indust yFront,
2E C. Delm.cCIP6c 2 07a. Tel.

at LMO TihHIGutes Haue bn
Princes Street. Hourly, week,
da~Yil nCrefrigerator, TV, sel -
co lnd an. Call 227~-3067,
231-1247, 623-1562,' 233-

Eccltes &ro Nandy0 Park -fly
cl A furnished 4-ero oe,

furnished, ap armntIdeal for

Ecoule or single person fully
gurni ed anbd mes hed wth
potarkng fclitigessitated ihn ,
Dunca Steet, Campelvlle.
ununsed 5,4, &;2-bedroom ful
fUprtmsent aprmnd. houesl from
fopeor business presidnc. Call

ovrhlead tandk idseal fo in
oarein orP lituRs d ctatoom i
vnage 233-057, 8 am- 6 pm le
ONE6 larg 3-bedoomtop
flat Y furnished $8 00d

"A" CCESfunished 5,, -ero
US$1000,t Nand Paike full
furnshed t US$6 0.0 Conta o
Rhobrtstrm Reieltia Frst
7627ria office, 227- 768 644-
EXE U0TnssOrV re idence. Cl

ie'sRelt- 25518,23 -

LOW wrin compe artmoents
$35s 000,i houss thmselves
-ilae $1000070, a arment fo p

uforeigners U$0 $600), snevr
exeutie houses fort expats 0
U$10 000., Contact 231-1563.

US100 standard Pi u

beunshed as$5 a etarnt(CHPA
flaet s a eerastor (CHPA
separate.n Tie l 622-636. 226-
4480 ofc 27~6 4-

brmuildin; Carlttt. 2it A
FLOOR0 /FLATS; -fc Carmchel
Std' 2 ueat bod for sale/rent,
6 O ne 2bdrome apartments
unfurnis houed/furnhed. ELve
226-8148, 625-1624. s f

Bel Air Spring, Bel Voir Court,
Prashad Ngagar, iLamaha
Gardens, BlArPark,
Queenstown, GuySuCo Park/
G )dens,AtlOec (s~warnminns9
TR~eublic Park, Nandv Park'
TE226-81418/625-1 24
GREIA furnished 2-store
one family with AC US$1 50 3
one room a artment, furnishe
-US$300, Eel Air and Ogle Air
-Strip Road, can rent furnis hed
owi un urnishedoolOgle ha
negotiab e. any Park,
furnished -US$700. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398.

Office! and bond
Space RVai abe at
competitive rates.

Old GC C
compound Public
Road Ruimveldit,

COntact: (;uyana
National Shipping
Corporation Ltd.
T'el. 226-3365
klS. M1.Somaroo

tHc guVR~ametgV

FOR sale or rent -
beautiful mansion over looking
the ocean in (Ogle -Khan's
Park )nice breezy area, peaceful

syte str by ve. gae

Vi | masic app val. Twel. 6m
8 15, 265- 282 anytime.
AVAILABLE are bonds and
warehouses. Office and
business space: Hadfield St.,
Laah amtreeoStuhbryanvoa e
C l o uern h u p r fu n ls
Springs, Bel Air Park, Lamaha
Gdns., Section 'K', Nandy Park,
Atlantic Gdns., Queenstown.
Furnished flat -' $100 000. For
more listings, check' out our
w e b s t e
www.sur imsrealestate.com or
A9G2EN2CY Te 592- 26-Em6 ,
info@sugrimsreafesta e.com

DO you have properties,
land house to rent. Call 226-
2334, 673-8276.Rumed,

Subryanville,a Enterp~rise and
more land. C 11 225 9134.

Diamond N~ew Sc rme, EeB n
Contact Tel. # 642-9827.
CRAIG two storey house
wtkh lnd7ize 3C 1142451ik 9n w
Real Estate ,residential or
commercial '$16M. Call 226-
Diamond, Kitty, Friendship-
629-8253; 639-4278.
ANNANDALE North three
bedroom house with land size
Asking $5.5M o22d5-c 9 to.
PROPERTY & land at
Providence 5 bedrooms
concrete and wooden. Call 665-
4545 between hours of 4 6
pm on
GREIA Guyana Real
Estate & Insurance Agency. We
by 2s~el 3a3d ren p~r~oertis.
7078 = '
GREIA Bel Air Village
two building s in yard, each with
separate arivewav nice area.
Price $26M.Tel. 2 5-3737, 225-
WANTED immediately to
bdy house/house lot personal use
/~town $10M ne otiable. Call
227-3674, 622-2 42.
MIDDLETON Street 1 2-
storey house in excellent
on~d tionC lndC sz 520'6bl84009-
612-9785 '
GREIA Wooden building t
on land 55 x 150 t
Goedverwa ting, East of
Pardoville. rice $5M. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.

bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
concrete bungalow on corner lot
$19.5M Norbert deFreitas
231-1506/642-5874. .
NO AGENT reduced. Call
Hubert 227-1663, to view
beautiful concrete property 6
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suits 2 families.
PRIME property for sale -2
lots, 2-s preyed building
located on Mahaica Public
'Road (near Mahaica Market).
Phone 226-3560.
front building~ with two self
contained tree bedroom
aatemenotnnoerep ir,nvacnt

MONTROSE Public Road
lar e concrete and wooden
building. no repairs, vacant
possession. K.S. RAGHUBIR
Agent. 225-0545, 642-0636.
SHANKLANDS Resort, with
boatsrnent. hUn lieabdleod eal
Deu Freitas Associates 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.
PaHhOdaS rn do~u~bl eo -

Cao. b -609 62978 .

ropr s dayanbdasrgs in of
rm$11M to $45M -1 Phone
2M6r26E7d6949, M~rl8La4726 262-

45GREIA Melanie, ECD
inco plete concrete building '
goodmpbcation, 4ood deal. Price
4394M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
DISCOVER luxury homes
baenad s ahomesawiten lotsanod
swimming oolsU$5 0.
Call Carol 12-9785.
PRIME business pro jertd

tel # 26 o57d2 tc

Kit CR2LM Strel8tM, S LIthM
$.M, Alexander Village -
$2M, Eccles $25M. Diana -
$6M SAlbber noflne-$
.o~u -C $102M31-K6 Y6- $10M &
GREIA Plaisance large
concrete building with all
furnishings, equipment, ready
to move In, vacant possession.
Price $18M.Tel. 225-3737,
Shamrock Garden 32M'
Lamaha Gardens 80M,
America Street $140M, Main
Street -$150M. Diana -227-

22NORTH East La Penitence
RuyM veldt tty -4.5M3ME'as~eLsa
Penitence $25M (new). Uni u
6R1e9a902,62427 3855619-6q
GREIA -Essequibo
uid ty, na eCott n Fe d
New market, suitable for any
business, good deal. Must be
sold. Price $26M. Tel. 225-
3737, 225-4398'

Atla tic GartdESSOUL~a~mN a
Gardens, Prashad Nagar
Subrvanville, Queenstown, Bel
Air Village, Republic Park,
Enmore -massive concrete -
$18.5M. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
GREIA DAVID St., nice for
construction of bond $13M,
Eccles EBD, large concrete -
$17M, Lusignan, ECDhthree-
botomm- t9M thl 225-373 ,
623- 317, ~26-1742.
GREIA Prashad Nagar -
$30M, $35M, Meadow Brook
Gardens $13M, Mon Repos,
ECD- $2MLand of Canaan,
EBD lar e concrete building -
$14M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
4398 -
COMMERCIAL propertiess
North Road $40M. Brickdam -
$40M, Regent St S50M,
Sheriff St $120M. Campi~ St -
$130M. $160M. Main St.
$140M. call Carol zf-- 26689.
GREIA -East La
Penitence, three bedroomns top,
2 bedrooms bottom, needs
minor repairs $10M
Annandale -ECD. 2-storey
concrete and wooden building
-$6M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-

KITTY $12M $18M,
ECD $9M $12M, near
Camp Street $34M, Croal
Street -$60M. Diana 227-
GREIA Charlestown 2
building s in yard, good deal
-$11 Canal N~o. 2, wood
and concrete two-flat building
-$7M, Ruimveldt Gardens,
WBD, nice concrete building
-$16iM. Tel. 225-3737, 22 -

fatGR IAS- Prevu mused
fbour Irdbss wt nt cuosnecdr
factory, bond, materials or
rna iner st age, et Sal
Tel. 225-3737, 225- 3989M

Lamaha gardens 2M,
Sect 'K' C/v~ille 2M,
etai cGaPrekns M,
Br k45dManel ArM Pa~rkc e$48M
Call Carol 226-6809, 612-
Coast Demera ra, new
executive houses in gated

AlnIc OenH Pho~n 2N6

aot Ire ency3@ ahoo.com
www. reg e ncyh oteig uya na.com
GREIA Success, ECD,
newli renovated 12M,
D'Ur an Street -12M,
bH ria St. nic~e c~oncnte
$M1o3M arnEtt St. -9M0aM,
st7K 5-3280M.Tel. 225-
REPUBLIC Park phase 2
all concrete two storey $35M,
New Prashad Nagar $45M,
Good Hoper two storev five
bedroom concrete $11.5M,
Bel Air Park., Regent Street,
Cotcrta tRopbrec sReaaley n Mg~
Federation Life Bid ., Tel
227-7627 office 2 36
homeR644-20 r concret
and wooden business place
at Enmore, ECD 516M,
Trud p2Bhbb Kbtt b1u n

$18M, Alberttown, back
bEBlding5 be7M mPr pct,
%11M, Grove Public Road -
15M. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
Street Lacy o n, Lamah <&
Avenue, La Pesitence pPublic
Road, Croal Street Grove
Republic Park, Cummings
Lodge, New Market Stree~t,
VM ity & LunraaEs equiboe
2rias A9sce 3-57225-
PRIME Star Realty &
fO } she -tsoreyuc ncret
houses in Nan y Park-
$55M neg., one wooden
concrete house in
Subrhyanville $30M ne ,.
tw6Mhouses in Kictoncre1fla
in Piken Sreet, Campbellville
- ll$42M neg. Bu ing or
selng or rentin ? T en call
Prime Star. Lan s in Berbice
and Yarrawkabra. Call 225-
0171, 666-6472.
ST. -200 FT x 55 FT. NIGHT
623-1317, 226-1742.

.5/31/2008, 10:26 PM



11: two flats, well constructed.
inl excellent condition with all
requirements. Concrete
residential propert on the
cool side. Well-bui t up and
fenced land, we have a variety
of properties/lands, residential
commercial, agricultural and
Special puposes in Essequibo,
Demerara and Berbice. Also
available are bonds,
warehouses, water front land,
and acres for development
purpose. For more listin '
check out our websi e
www.su~rimsrealestate.com or
AGENCY. Tel. 592-226-4362
592-621-4802 (cell). Email

1 NOT working Sharp
TV. Call 645-7300.
sale. Call 684-12 6; 610-
9998. '
CAMERA $150 000. CALL
BRAND new Lister
engines LVi 9HP, air cooled
- 227-7071
1 MALE adult Pit Bull bi
structure. Price neg. 615-151
or 692-8676.
ONE GPX 4000 gd
4 4 4or.Price $552TIlion, i.
1- STAINLESS steel
wokng aot d50 Ochine, 246

1 4-AGE 20

valve engine

with complete
harness ECU


SeRSOrs, header,

etc. Excellent

condition. Price

$250 000

Call 646-8809 *

comibinTC 53 w68-cyo adned
en ines. Contact 23 -0547,

6 ONE Diesel Petter en in
& 5 KV generator, 110 2 0 .
Telephone # 328-7450.

and RRdge aecekdad Pit is
mixed pups. 621-6037 Amar.
265-1201 OR 670-8399.
PURE bred Pit Bull pupsd
due ormed, 6c Ik d. Contact
# 226-2081.
SIX weeks American line
pit Iulmpeu s,T .cci~n~ate a~n~d

66-7 WEEKS Dachshund and
Pompex mixed $20 000
each~. Please call 337-2470,
SIX week pure bred
German Shepdherd pups,
vcine Oan661de omed.
NEW. CONTACT 693-9528.
CHICKEN plucked and
live, wholesale and retail. Tel.
225-6462, 216-0052, 227-
3165, 617-0989.
PURE bred German
Shepherd pu pies. Ful y

86PARTS for Dryers/
W shers.d Termvo tets, pkunms,
etc. Technician available. Call
1 TRIPP Lite pwr
inverter, 2400W $220 000 1 ~
- 250 Ninja motorcycle $290
000. Julian -225-4709, 22'-

MIXED Breed pu lies.
Tel. 227-3753 or 619-22 0.
NOW in Stock for the
first time in Guyana Prepaid
Direct TV. For more
information, Call 227-6397,
A COMPLETE music set
for sales, 6 base, mid base,
Am~p, speakers at an affordable
price. Contact us. Tel. 270-
KEEP fit/h Ilthy. S ar
tread mil /lcrcmanual
imor2e 7raci277 6 4,sCh~ep.
8 WEEKS old Rottweiler
ar d les, em xaend, vS inte
a dewormed. Phone 223-

USED tyres -whole and
retail -sizes 15", 16", 17", 18"
and 19". Contact Fyzul at 138
Eccles Public Road, EBD. Tel.


Sa 't. g

of o"ur bottles* *

Massey Fer uson tractor in ve y
good con ition, 1 -39
66ass~e 2Ferguson tractor. Call
15-INCH planer, 12-inch
pointer planer, 37-inch
Rockwell lathee 10-inch, 3BHp
taleT sw22264-1B7 ir Court, e l
LOCAL and foreign pool
tables and accessories, eg.
Rkbber, 2b~a0 9e~tc.60C9 a~t
HOUSEHOLD articles
including tools, car parts,
beds, writing desk, sofas*
machines ndod tiscc r rsrkce
Phone 226-2244 -
REFILL vour Hp, Dell,
Canon, Lexma k, Brother, Xerox

ONE NEW 110 volt
Gle Ir Elec ric uwrightp ceep
Owner leaving. One .new 110
.ottw -br~n2r -h6t pate. Tel.
WELDING Generator on
dh"" oPt pu 88 42 0

st3anho po dr. 1L ke ne. Cl
Junior 328-2205/621-4568.
12 PCS of blue old willow
wares eAlfre eMeain CEh rn)s
Slea ep s fenu l e Chlta

Bedford used parts for TK
& TL models. Springs, chassis,
engines, tyres, nims, alternator,
etc. Also Honda CM 400
en ne aCATTD 62 3wa~n~d
arid appliances fridges,
microwave, stoves, dining table
and chairs, wardrobe, TV,
beds, washing machine,
occasional table, stereo set.
Call: 624-8894.
DIGITAL Pocket scales for
sale high resolution ,LCD
cos option, omax psocw

2 5 000 Ford tractors'
parts 1 MF 35 engine black, 2
- 6-cec inder Perkins, 1 3-
n irndr P~erkis 61e cy idr
1-16KVA generator se{
Perkins. Cont ct Tel. 641-

ONE German Shepherd,
two Doberman pups ten weeks
old, vaccinated. dewormed.
Contact 266-2796, 611-4326
engine, used 6_ cyc Cumminis.
Used GM engines s ace for
Cater 111ar u tmi 033-s re,
Call 218-1469, 623-'1003, 218-
HURRY! HURRY! Beat the
crisis, rent a direct TV for after
hard days work, you~ can relax
with your family adview the
channel of your choice. For
more information contact #
231-6093, 227-1151.
GhDELL ornpu6rs Mrbom D2R

rom mflop Itr ri ,ro a
Dell monitor, dell ke board and
mouse. Phone 225- 709, 641-
LG, Maytg Samsun
Kelvinator, Sitdaeby-Side Ic
maker, Stainless Steel, 26 cubic
feet fridges, new, from $160
000. Guyana Variety Store & Nut
Centre 68 Robb Street. No
oher E'ranches. Phone 225-

PROJECTION televisions -
Sny655 inc BS n 5a-in _
inch, Philli s Ma navox 57-
inch, from $245 0 0. Guyana
Variety Store and Nut Centre, 68
Robb Street Georgetown.
Phone 225-4631, 225-2503.


minibuses for sale. Call 259-
0840, 625-7014. 661-7965
1 DOUBLE cab Tovota
Hilux crashed vehicle PFF
series sold as is. Tel. 335-5064,
ONE F 150. Not re Ilstered.
4 x 4, 1 '/ Cab $3. M neg.
Tel. 665-7202, 643-8877.

ONE 170 Carina, excellent
condition. Price $780 000.Tel.
# 276-1415, 609-9253.
1 HONDA Accord, PHH
Se~ries. Excellent condition.
Price $3M neg. Call 627-
TWO (2) Tplota Tundras
and three Tacomas.
Unre istered. ~U11 233-5315
623- 767. '
BH2SR eMir ib~uss kF Bot
Carina. Phone 268-3953, Ei2-

skidde~r in5 wrkn aec r tioon
Contia~c 218-1469` 218-3899,
NISAN Maxima from the US

?0 istra ion 59 ing $r 0 u0s

580C HYMAC. CALL 698-
1 EXTRA Cab To ota Pick
up Hilux 2L diesel, PHH Series
excellent condition. Phone #
1- Sp Cso i-
bus, 2-StounpePearlut-oKm dien
en ine. $2.6m ne Contact
61r-3500 or 223-1 12
TWO Toyota 4-Runner
mao rims, excellent condition.
air brush des oning. Call 227-
7607, 650-5868 8

B i7 ...

4 -AT192 Carmna
2 -AE 100Springter
2 AT 170 Carina/Corona
2 Canter, 2- Pick up
2 -AE 91 Sprinter/Corona
1 -CRV, 1 -RAV4. -1
'Contact ,-1

Lot 10-10 Haldflied Street
behind Brickdam Police Station
Tel 22566907000

1 NISSAN Datsun pick u .
(Excdeedentricondition fl ER
353 RZ6 8bues EFI Super
Custom Short Base.
R snCl nectoNditi60nO- 3a

ca atAE K9n1 C20R5L4L4A.
225-4534, 62 -7628 and
Toyota Ipsum.
HILUX Surf 3Y engine,
side step, sun roof, music
excellent condition $2.21VI
neg. Tel 623-8881.


5- AT 102 Carina

stick gear
800 8801888@=

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
ONE left hand drive 4 x 4
vhiecle n17d onea elGHp
7034, 64 -6381.
1 RZ Long Base EFI, BJJ
Serie scu tnbus, m sc maff ,
269-0258, 675-6401.

Series), AC, rnusic, ma s,
excellent condition. Tel. 6 9-
q914, 662-1156 or 259-3237-
1 EXTRA Cab Hilux, Pick
uGHH Series, 2000 yrs.
EPxcellent condition, aasoline.
Contact 624-8315, 2 5-7282.
200 11eclln oniin
Call Ganexhe22 -1 di,7tior
- 3 pm. After hor 688-
9994pos- -
2005 FORD Mondeo car,
17 000 miles fully loaded,
lots of extras, practically new
- PKK Series. $3.3M. Phone
648402, 225-2503, 227-

21RZAbu~s~es, AAT 1891 1AT
$400 000, $800 000. $1M,
down payment, Hilux Extra/
Single Cab. Call 231-6236.
ONE Toyota RZ
minibus, excellent
condition. 263-6179/647-


laW Iorilel 212 IIIeg, Qlusic,

01-11leyi, 000 owHOP

Lot 10-10 Nadfield Street

Te~l: 225-9700
1 1997 HONDA Civic,
Co taS r62s6-03511 oM 2
ONE AT 212 Carina, PHH
Series and one AE 81 Corolla,
sti k5 8 .r. Call 664-5149 or
2003 TOYOTA Tacoma
49,000 miles, automatic, mint
cn~ditio~n2- 6\o~3adqd0 3

CALL 690-7911.
TOYOTA Carina AT 170
Corolla, Corolla Ae 91
Cit o axiAS~e vcO W 206n71C50

2- tonne canter,

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
b hn dBanric dam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700

Mark11 Toyota, pearl white
PGG series very good
condition. $21\1 neg. Call225-
0171, 666-6472.
One EnglIish made
Morris Marino never
registered automatic 5
satbear 55,e00; Oer~edi

CABedPIKU5P 200 MO0de00 5
IK $4 100 000. Tel. 688-
1 ST 190 TOYOTA Corona
(Private), automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims. Price
$1.5M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.

oew in bOXs
Counterfeit detection
USing UV and Magnetic
Ink, External
Display, 1000 notes per
minute, 110 and 220
Volts, $120,000.

Call: 648-5281

2 DOUBLE wardrobes, 2
mirror tt$25 00 Oea~c~h(new), 5
ceider weight machinenely)4
Ibs) $35 000, window air-
conditionerd 110 volts $25 000
(good. con ition), Panasonic fax
malcd3-9 2le9.new) $23 000.

pmns abnreaekr s itce h al
American made oil and
emulsion aint starting from

co p assaldoo okcokas hi g s
more items. Contact us on te .
# 223-5699/623-1392-
NEW arrivalsl9" LCD TVs
monitors -$95 000 32"
8ei7e5s ntts$ 0 ertr -a 25
oef0, 18 cubic 2t~ainle~ss ste~e0
watts UPS with built in volta e
GOe ulaAd srd1231- 18, 684-
4Ge eral otore 2W o3d8rking

614-0838 '
1 RAV-4. CONTACT 616.
2229, 665-8925. CMYPJ

SERIES. TEL. # 623-622Q
AT 170, RAV-4, fully loaded
colt on wharf. Call 22 -9134.
MODEL 2.5, 1 TITAN 7.8. 657-
1 SUZUKI Samurai Jee ,

6 -504R6,S6PR8T -9.225-7143,
1 AT 192 Carina, fully
pweare mmallrs V2D1 music
ONE AT 170 Carina, fully
powered automatic, mags, etc.
Tel. # 256-3750, 614-8811

in very good condition.
Read to work*
1.4- heel drive
CarnecO tractof
Other machinery.
Alonew and used parts
riavlablD for

N SSAN Pulsar fou d o
coditn IAswkinmi iu4M Cl
3189, immaculate condition.
Price $1 350 000 nea Contact
Gar sh at 223-91 9, 614-

NZE 121 Corolla, AT 212
coar t onRAC~o ac Leeone rdn -
226-9316, 617-1505.

excellLN c~on~d~irRZnCEntla
Shirplaer -# 255-0344. Mag rim,
1 RZ minibus, 1 Toyota
Marino, 2 pools tables with
sticks and balls. Owner leaving
country. Call 673-8187.
2001 FORD .F-1 0 -
neo ibe. P~ho 2e2s7-P329329M

2006 Tacoma $6M,
Tundra $6M, Nissan Titan-
$6.5M. Unique Auto Sales -
227-3551, 647-0856, 699
6667 -
AT 150 TOYOTA Carina -
242057050900neg. C~al1Michaelo -
reasonable offer refused.
EI1BRZH Lo Bas~e m nib~u~s

0O 00 ne.1Nsan Setra B6753

Gu~tomaticef ur-whee c '2(
condition $2.6M. Phone 624-
8402, 227-3939, 225-2503.
FORKLIFTS: Clarke, Hyster,
3000 4850 ponslfing
capacity. From $u4d75 000. g~
Phone 624-8402, 227-3939,

1 Honda CRV jeop
10p notch conthtion
P00f rack magps,
CD player, spoiler.

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdlm
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700
6 s3- s9..,s

Page 9 & 24.p65


ONE Driver for Interior
location. Must have Licence for
bus and canter. Contact 683-

or Oi Et~he ne edr.Mus ohka

M83 r 64a Oc4i a 7 r 126


1 AT 212 CARINA (Pur le)
16" chrome rims, fully loa ed,
PKK series. -Price ne otiable.
Call 266-2722, 629-2 51.
LB 150 scooter Motor
cnodotion Cric n~e lor al
627-7287, 225-5886.
ONE back wheel drive
Toyota Camry automatic.
Good condition. Price $375
000 negotiable. Tel. 673-
7525, 673-7585, 626-1125.

))r~ A~

Turbo charged Altezza
tuned by Tom's of Japan
(Electric Blue)
TRD tuned

HID headlights
and fogs
Turbo charger ald iner

Leather and power seats
Heads-up display
Turbo ti e
$5.4 million. ever

225-2611 or 227-8689

22-42 2m623-24a7c7.
(Lancer), immaculate
condition wmamg musicdcytat
6 3h $19, 222'-4j0 1.

ONE live-in Domestic SALESPERSONtos.
pWrefera le errsmnc un~tr area. eleronic products, DVPC~
S et, "SoPuethro o30 Es ~er C/burg. G/tov~n, Experje wtchmele'c ricaely
Guyana or call 225-9941/2. te~c~hni would ea
CARPcENTERS with own o e o
t~oolan ri 0 Sdta~il. ApN renayon ereon
Centre, 68 .Robb Stree, rCELLPON repair
Lacytown, Georgetown. uberqeshoo~t k"rwmots
AGGRESSIVE Salesperson mIode~ls of hones.
to work in electronic store, nspast Eixp~ren ce woulae? assert
e'ned ap licwto ao:POasBsex b c r e r

DcPROrCeErSeNGedPla~nptp d luALEaSPaESnOdN tP sesl
Fr~so htorfB uEn erpor s c.k )eomla tnd ladah ns
Demeraar. wit item issedne~aovae Satle
DRIVERS, Dispatcher and Du omsin
contract cars to work w th the Guyn aietStore, 68o~t
Sh2rf -x 0 0 %c~e 90Bas~e6111 sr rLa ndGegton
8403, 623-9 72. FRETIRED & need m~ohre
MATURE Driver to drive car, activity and cah
Must have at least three years Unemployed ankdi

Rob Sret AP ~hr eGnces am eaitd ne n a
OFFICE Clerks. wih a leading bea
Qualification: CXC, En lish & company selling 'must ha
Mathematics 1 -and Drdct rom books and stock
Microsoft Excel. Contact A~naela Mi~nimalg investment. Fe
at Avinash Complex, training provided. Write toP.O.
Water Street, G/town. 227-7825. tBeT 1hone6Nfor details. Include
tlphn -o

t;re~a rstowntson IMr. G. lMea7r a(3~331 34/13336628~~I 4Gr
tr,~hj;Cil: r4 C kwedefil to h 533 Br~7R.~1/970

1 AT 150 To ota Corona.
Price $380 000 neg. Stick
gear. Tel. No. 680-7216. _
AT 212 192 CARINA
RAV1740 CT otnaaditGRo~u d
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Warner warns scalpers

to stay away ...
From backpage
and ticket sales have been t orted to be overwhelming.
SEnglatnd armed on Thursday for the meeting firesh froml a
)hildrubbing of the Ulnited States at Wembley on Wednesdayv
The Fablo Capell-coached squad Is missing se\-
eral of the big stars wbhosaw playing time againcl the
LS. w\irh selen of the alire play ers who pariclpatedd
in the Chamipions League final between Mlanchester
United and Chelsea In 14oscowr two werek ago, rested
for the Carab bean clash.
As a result. there is no Way'ne Rooney, Frank Lamp~ard o~r
John Terry bul Wiarner said he behle\ed England would atil be
a' powel tha the fact t it the\ are here in the flesh now
meains that wer hale a great game to look forward to and I want
to wish the entire cilountr an enlolable uime: on Sundlay," he
"Thee oa chFabio too ksto be ingood spir -
its and he has promilled us a very good game
ou Sunday and so haveour coach IFrancisco
151aturan a) bas a s promised competitive
she wing fromt his bo s., I thin kwe will be in
for grande sho w.


FitnOss for Life Gym commissioned

at National Sports Hall...

Superb Clarke p

Aust ral ia in com me
From back page and first against the West have had more success with the
prviusTst tre eas Indies. second new ball but the
ago and an overall first-class As m"a cameo appearance wicketkeeper missed a third
average of 25.00 from 17 late on Friday, the vice-captain consecutive leg-side catch when
matches over five seasons, continued with his positive Clarke, on 63, glanced at a de-
the 22-year-old right- stroke-play, being especially livery from Taylor.
hander unfurled a succes- impressive driving on both sides It would prove an expensive
sion of exquisite strokes of the wicket. miss as the ebullient right-hander
against all bowlers. He displayed authority and put on 64 for the sixth wicket with
He reached a maiden Test maturity beyond his 27 years in Brald Haddin.' The wicketkeeper-
half-century in 98 minutes off a succession of partnerships batsman hek) his own with 33 in
57 balls with eight: fours, none with the lower order that con- an entertaining partnership before
better than a cover-drive on tribute to another 220 runs be- being fooled by slower ball from
bended knee off fast bowler ing added before Ponting felt he Taylor and offering a simple catch
Brett Lee. had enough runs on the board toMro it i-ntreblsa
Marshall lost Devon and declared at the interval. ter lunch.
Smith (16) after an opening Clarke lost overnight part- Clarke reached his century
stand of 55 when the little ner Katich, who failed to add to in 252 minutes, an elegant on-
left-hander, slashing once too his 113 of the first day, and drive to Daren Powell off the
often, gave a catch to Andrew Symonds (18), both to good leg- 168th delivery faced earning him
Symonds at point off left-arnt side catches by Denesh Ramdin- a 12th boundary and taking him
-seamer Mitchell Johnson. off Jerome Taylor and Fidel past the landmark to the acclaim
SSaiwan then joined Edwards respectively to peg the of the sizeable contingent of
:.Marshall in adding another 58 Australians back somewhat at Australian fans at the ground.

''ve pky otin 's seHw- 296Tohre est Indies should eventAmiscbuedhulaboot tisw H
from pace to spin exposed a
'degree of uncertainty which
contributed to the opener's de- __ __ __ _ -.
:mise as he padded up to a AUSTRALIA1**Innings Bowling: Powell 29-3-101-1,
straight ball from Clarke and (overnight 259 for three) Edwards 28-598-1, Taylor 27-5-
was palpably lbw. P Jacpse Ibw b Bravo 17 95-3, Bravo 24-4-80-1, Sammy 21-
Runako Morton lasted S TcwkpRami 113 2ES INISarwa n7-0-7-0
only five balls before a *R Ponting c Marshall D Smith cD Sm~osinnins
b Taylor 65 b Johnson 16
m-listimed on-drive gave Simon M Hussey c Chanderpaul X Marshall lbw b Clarke 53
Katich a simple catch at short b Sammy 10 *R Sarwan not out 32
midwcke offClake, o lave M Clarke c Marshall b Powell 110 R Morton c Katich b Clarke 2
'the home side stuttering at 105 A Sydcwkp Rmdi 18 S tras7 I8u l, notn t
,for three. +B Haddin c Morton b Taylor 33. TOTAL (3 wkts, 35 overs) 125
B Lee not out 63 To bat: D Bravo, +D Ramdin, D
Earlier, Clarke claimed the M Johnson not out 29 Sammy, D Powell, F Edwards, J
spotlight on a bright second Extras (lb7, w5,nb9) 21 Taylor.
moring giinganoherspase TOTAL (7 wkts decl., Fall of wickets: 1-55(Smith), 2-103
attendance much to admire in Did nte )t: S Clark, S MacGiI479- (Mawrall):Le 74- 0o9, ohnson
the fluc of his troke-pa Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Jaques), 2- 8-1-33-1, Clark 6-19-0, MacGill 7-
uenc o s -lay172 (Ponting), 3:`199 (Hussey), 4- 0-31-0, Clarke 7-47-2.
on the way to 110, his seventh 271 (Katich), 5-296 (Symnonds), 6- Position: West Indies trail by 354
'Test century in his 34th Test 360 (Haddi), 7-414 (Clarke). ~:runs with seven wickets in tact.

The Ministry of Health is advertising for Full-Time Nursing Tutors for
the Georgetown, New Amsterdam and Charles Roza Schools of

A Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery current registration with the General
Nursing Council of Guyana and one of the following:-

0 A B.Sc Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution
0 Health Sciences Tutor Certificate from a recognized institution

In addition to the basic salary for the positions the incumbents will be paid a meal
allowance of four thousand ($4,000.00) dollars per month plus a Tutor's Allowance
of twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dol la rs per month.

Interested persons are required to submit their applications to the:

Public Service Commission,
Fort Street,

1 to reach no later than 2008/06/13

For further details please call the Personne~l Division, Ministry of Health on 226-1366
or 226-2934.

The Ministry of Health is advertising for Part-Time Nursing Tutors for
the Georgetown, New Amsterdam and Charles Roza Schools of

A Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery current registration with the General
Nursing Council of Guyana and one of the following:-

0 A B.Sc Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution
o Health Sciences Tutor Certificate from a recognized institution

The incumbents will be paid at the rate of fifteen hundred ($1,500.00) dollars per

Interested persons a re requi red to submit their~ appl ications to the office of the:

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,

to reach no later than 2008/06/13

For further details please call the Personnel Division, Ministry of Health on 226-1366
or 226-2934.


-` 3
~s 4


mise via a lobbed catch to
Marshall at square-leg at 414
for seven.
Brett Lee and Johnson, ben-
efiting from chances and increas-
ingly ragged out-cricket plundered
another 65 rtmns together at better
than arun-a-minute.
Lee's entertaining unbeaten
63, one short of his highest Test
score, included the first six of
the innings a heave over wide
long-on off Darren Sammy that
brought up his fifth half-century
in Tests off 76 balls and also in-
cluded six fours.
Johnson was also enjoyed
himself in reaching 29 not
out from 26 balls with three

From back ae
that once accommodated the
Sliorts Hall's canteen.
Director of Sports Neil
Kumar in his remarks noted that
the gym, a brainchild of Minis-
ter Anthony, would go a long
way in aiding the preparation of
athletes as well as keeping the
general public active,
He admonished the public
to join the gym and care its fa-
The gym is equipped with
a wide assortment of exercise
machines including treadmills
(fitted with pulse and calorie
monitors), fitness cycles, bench
press machines and other equip-
ment that cater for every part
of the human anatomy.
'In his address the Minister
also noted the increasing threats

that non-communicable diseases
are posing to society.
He pointed to the affluence
of society and its modern con-- I
veniences that rob the popula-
tion of exercise. Stressing the
fact that fitness is a personal
value, the Minister hopes that
the Fitness for Life Campaign
that was launched last year
would see a larger percentage of
the population engaging mn at
least thirty minutes of daily ex-
He acknowledged that there
might be a lack of facilities and a
lack of maintenance of present fa-
cilities but posited that the Fitness
forLife Gym is just the fist of sev-
eral gyms that will be opened
across the country.
The gym is intended to be
self-sustainable with revenue

coming from membership fees,
These fees are $500 to join the
gym and a monthly subscription
Minister Anthony also
mentioned that plans are in the
making to replace and upgrade
the lighting system of the
Sports Hall.
The ceremony also featured
a skilfully choreographed martial
arts and physical exercise dis-
play by Members of the
Guyana Wushu Association.
The gym will be under the
supervision of Mr. Ovid Hardy.
Also in attendance were
president of the Guyana
Olympic Association K.A.
Juman-Yassin as well as offi-
cials and repre entatives of
various .local sports

Page 7 & 26.p65



I oving memory of beloved
wife, mother, grandmother

"Ed gra ra n mother

SZEENA. Formerly of 69
Vergenoegen, E B Essequibo
who departed this life on May
22, 1994.
Absent from the body is to be
present with the Lord-
Each year May comes with great regret -
It is a month we will never forget:
Mom there isno reason to dread the passing of time
Age is or should be the rich and happy fulfillments of life
The shining consummation of all that has gone before nature
Has only a single path and that path is run but once
You have run it mom, but your time here was up and you had to
Leave US.
SWe thank you for what you have thought us and what we have
inherited from you
The strength, wisdom and courage that we use each day God
has given tous
We try to use it wisely not forgetting what you have thought us
SWe hold our tears when we call your name
God is in control and He will sustain us to hold on to beach other
Mom we know you are at peace with God so we live each day
that comes with Jesus as ourguide
We know that you are in that wonderful garden, where we will
all meet one day.
Always remembered and forever loved by hier
children, brother, sister, in-laws, grand and great'~
grand children, nephews, nieces and oth~er-'jti
relatives. I/

- ** .


March 12, 1928- May 3, 2008.

The wife, Mary, children Elfr-ieda and
Neville Jnt., daughters-in-law Ingrid and
SEnid, grandchildren and all other relatives r
Sof our dearly beloved husband, father and
grandfather Neville Jamnes Bissember.
wish to thank most sincerely all those whio
visited, telephoned, sent cards, letters,
Semails. flowers and wreaths, were present
Sat the parlour or funeral service or in any
a other way offered sympathy and support
to us in our recent bereavement. We are
grateful for the comfort extended to us at
this time of great sadness and loss.

.Special thbanks are extended to Dr. C.M. Hanoman, to Drs. Mitra and
Kumar, the nurses of SW Room 6 and the Hligh Dependency Unit, and Mrs.
Marjorie Park, Assist. Administrator, St. Joseph Mercy H~ospital, and to Dr.
SShiwnandan. Special thanks also to the Secretary General, the Deputy
Secretary General and st~aftf of the C:aricom Secretariat, especially Mr.
:Lionel Persaud and staff of the Conference Services U~nit, Ms. Roseatnne
Coollymore and Mr. Mario K~ing; to Rev. Maureeh Massiah of St. Andrew's
Kirk, Mayor Hamilton Green, Mr. Mohamned Sattaur of NCN Inc., Mr.
.Claude Merr-iman, Jnr., MMC Security Services Tnc., Mr. Tony Woolford
and Mr. Albert Burnett.
Special thanks also to the Head of the Presidential Secretar~iat and to
the Chairman and members of the M~anagemlent Committee and staff
of Castellani H-ouse for their kind support and to Dr. Walter
Ramsahoye and staff for doctor's care over many years.

eg May His Soul Rest in Peace



oun 1 1

ain and

id ress

AND so it is that the Indian Patel will be encouraged to adapt
Premier League's finale wil the no-fear approach that has
feature the team that started- served them so well thus far.
off like a express train, and The key to the contest
another that has enjoyed the will be' Rajasthan's bowling,
smoothest ride through the the most varied and effective
six weeks. ~in the competition. Sohail
The wheels threatened to Tanvir has been the best new-
come off for the Chennai Super ball bowler on- view, while the
Kings after that 4-0 start, but heavy ball that Watson bowls
they regrouped from the loss of was far too much for Delhi's
their Australian contingent to star-studded batting to cope
stitch together the victories that ........................... .... .
have taken Mahendra Singh
Dhoni to the threshold of an- .-=.
other major Twenty20 triumph.
The RajasthanRoyals were l MI
hammered in their opening
game, but have since scripted
the sort of fairytale that Eric In loving and
the Eel and other underdogs .
could only dream about. Both cherished memory
demolished their semi-final op- :of our beloved
ponents, and there will be no
shortage of confidence on either j HIUGHr HARRIS (
sii1de as toi thte :ot nu Lot 1 Stanle-y Place
for the sport's richest prize. Kitty who departed
After thumping the Delhi this life on May 28
Daredevils to take their de-
served place in the final, 2007.
Shane Warne had appeared
quite indifferent when he : Tree ofLife
was asked which team he I Each leaf must fall
would prefer to face.
There was little doubt though : The green, the gold,
that heexpeted itto be Kings X Each one inGod's o
Punjab. After all, of all the teams
in the IPL, they had been most With perfect love, H
adept at absorbing pressure. The For everything there
chase against Delhi mna game de- .
cided.by Duckworth/Lewis had And a time for ever
been timed to perfection, and they And all that remain~
had also enjoyed a thrilling last-ball
win against the Mumbai Indians. .memory too beautil
But with Chennai repnsmig
their early-season form, there was Deeply missed by
nothing majestic about the men children Megan,
tha mvr abe too th sd) r Lorina, 8 grs
aswellasaCokecanwouldahob- 2 grez
The established
internationals like Yuvraj
Singh and Mahela
Jayawardene were the main ..,
cullirits, and Dhoni could af- -
ford to stick to the tried-and- IN LOVIN
tested script after initially
ranging a surprise bblW O ,1.N
Muttiah Muralitharan's way. Elspoth (1.01 I hG).
It~helped that his pace bowlers I Oin~' Isure mnhri
were absolutely outstanding. On a I1T.\( .;l
pitch that offered plenty of bounce, 1 T C n
Makhaya Ntini was always going knowll n a ""Sistcr LI
to be factor, and soit proved. But 8\ hle de~P.IfrIted du Infe
it was Manpreet Gony, the son of ler- g o l<1.
Punjab in Chennai yellow,thattook 3Pe q ~
the vital wickets of Kumar
Sangakkara and Yuvraj, bowling a From thi\ world of p;
maiden along the way. Throughout solr ro
the tournament, his accuracy and To ~ the lanld of peace an
ins, ane a o~a -c Goos~h d has tanken r
excelled by not getting carried H ee1o a
away lunl e
por nylen~ddlNbii e e- Though on earth
impressive Albie Morkel, willBuinm o
face their sternest test against isF \ l :s \on alw ~
a Rajasthan team that h~as al- l ulr dsour
ready beaten them twice. .s' our
Graeme Smith's muscular Ind erelcd st
hitting may be missing, but in you
Kanran Akmal, arne has rle You left an
doesn't lack flair or hitting abil- Ta sr
ity. Shane Watson will be des- each g
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Siddharth Trivedi's changes
of pace have been tough to get
away, while Munaf Patel has
eased back into the national reck-
oning with the accuracy that
first caught the eye.
And then, there's Warne,
the piper calling _the tune.
The rave reviews that his
captaincy has earned have
slightly obscured the! fact. that

he also has 19 wickets for the
tournament. On a helpful
pitch, like the one he got in
the semi-final, no one can riP
a leghireak quite like he does.
The straighter ~one has also
fetched him wickets, as has the
aura that appears to intimidate
some batsmen even before they
settle into the stance.
Both teams have got superb
performances out~ of their In-
dian contingents. Suresh Raina,
S Badrinath and the remodelled
L Balaji hieve excelled for
Chemhai, while Warne has in-
spired top-drawer efforts from
RavindraJadeja, Munaf, 'Ikivedi
and Asnodkar.
Warne was insistent that it
was the seven Indian players
who were the real key to suc-
cess. "You expect the four for-
eign guys to do a job," he said.
"But it's the local players that
ca e the dif erence between
Dhoni, who has led India
to victory at the World
Twenty20 and in the CB Se-
ries, has had a charmed life
as leader so far. But in Warne,
he's up against perhaps the
greatest big-match player
there's ever been. It should
be some contest. (Cricinfo)



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;0 SUNDAY CHRONICLE, June 1, 2008

Adriano wants

ArD9J n na t araidr
said on Friday that he wanted Argentina to be afraid of him.
Recalled to the Brazil squad for only the second time since
the last World Cup, Adriano has a good record against Argen-
tl4a zwhtom Mirzirl ac dna W Ild ICup qualifier at Belo
The Emperor scored with the
last kick of the game in the 20014
Copa America final when Brazil
drew 2-2 before winning on pen-
alides and notched two to help Br~a-
zil win 4-1 in the Confederations
Cup final one year later.
'T'm going to do everything to
make them much more afaid of me,"
he told the Terra web site
(www~terra.com.br) in an interview ADRIANO
in Seattle where Brazil faceCanadaipa frendly onSatudy
Asked if Argentina were his favourite victims, he replied:
"Certainly, certainly."
"I hope I can repeat (the goals) in the Mineirao."
Adriano has found a new lease of life since joining Brazilian
champions Sao Paulo on loan from Inter Milan, where he had
struggled with fitness probleli~s for the previous 18 months.
He praised Sao Paulo, where he scored 16 goals in all com-
petitions: "Sao Paulo is the club which brought me back to the
national team. I'm very happy," he said.
Adriano added that Inter's decision to sack coach
Roberto Mancini on Thursday~would be good for him.
"I think that for me, it's better," he- said. "I've had prob-
lems with Mancini for two years.... for one year," he said, chang-
ing his mind halfway through the sentence.
"He wasn't good for me.
"Inter Milan is my second home and I hope to go back
and do well.

~Ewlesto 081Is

By Mlike Collett
LONDON, I Reutersl Bernie Ecclestone called on h101
Mlosley to resign as president of the International Auto-
mobile Federation IF1Il for the first time Sesterday f'ol-
low ing Mlosley 's ins oh ement in a sex scandal.
Ercclstolne. 77. Ihe commrc~ial supreme~ of Fonnula One. ed in
an intemewr nuh the Daly~ Telegraph he had bee~n a friend ofT Mosley 5
for -to years. but the cime hd Comz Ofr 10m lo quit.
11 Is the first tlnme since the scandal broke in March thatl
Eccl nsehoul dand dow o tr o r sos ity~ for the in-
stitution he represents. meclud-
ing Fl." he said.
--Eurirone ~hni spea\to in a
posinion ofi authorii) across FI1
nngs me: to say' he Sho~uld leav'e. It
lj. reretful he has norl made tluS de- ~~ '1
Mlosley. 63. hopes he will be
given a lateC of confidence to con-
tinue In his position at~ n1 meetng of
FlA member clubs In Paris on Tues-

"The last thing most people MAX MOSLEY
involved in the sport, including the clubs. would want to
see is illar in a position whetre he enuld be forced to stand
down." Ecclebltone told the D~ail\ Telegraph.
" 'uld hatle to -.ee lumt to thsus, \~aftta all he hai tonl- for the sport.
"Snc e he 1l-r obrrk I ehl e un de ano ous
..Thsue ,cj poin pour e that in\ ch l Fneoutea or hef soprtng
soffcr an mnl'acior copan. I\r he:, wouldh. oneihriue

dibl o **.thn -1 hour. In trhe` '.m cainnot unJ~ rtand \11hi 513 has not J..~ne Ihe ,same."
E~~clesone descrlheJ hloilc, as j miron: Ini.ln" and one that
stuck to his decisions.
"Hle feels there 1-- sll unpFortanl \n rk\ 10 do at the FIA. But in
my view there Ia s :d. 1.ayt acc~omplish 111> ,lnd retire at the end of the
year at the FLA yeerlw assemtrl, in No: c; n her he added.
NewM I ha rbden ng~gd t o sa a h b sinc thewht lId
been described as a Nazi-stle org! writh prostitutes.
The Brit. ,n m ole 10 ilub~ pre idenu~ last week to explain
his refusal to quit and why hs sho~ulti be allowed to see out his
term of offce.
However, Ecclestone said Mosley could no longer repre-
sent the FIA worldwide because of the incidents.
"The general feeling is that people would no longer be
comfortable- speaking to him in the same way. I have spo-
ken to Max about this and advised him to stand down in
November and not go to the vote next Tuesday."

~+ '' "'''

By Kevin Krolicki

(Reuters) The Boston
Celtics clinched their first
NBA championship appear-
ance since 1987 with -a 89-81
win over the Detroit Pistons
in the Eastern Conference
Finals on Friday.

Boston will now face Kobe
Bryant and the LosAngeles Lak-
ers in the NBA Finals, reviving
one of the league's storied rival-
ries in a series due to start on
The loss knocked the Pis-
tons out of the Eastern Confer-
ence finals for the third consecu-
tive year after defeats by Mi-

games a year ago before key
trades brought Ray Allen and
Kevin Garnett to Boston to
join Pierce in a high-powered
line-up that became known
as the Big Three.
"I just remember being at
the bottom of the ocean and
wondering how I was going to
get back to the top," said Pierce,

also got a boost from key plays
down the stretch from Rajon
Rondo and James Posey.
Rondo hit a 20-foot jump
shot to open up a seven point
lead with 2:34 left in the game.
Less than a minute later,
Posey, a five agent the Celtics
also picked up last year, shot
from behind to steal the baill
from Tayshaun Prince, taking
any remaining momentum for
Detroit with it
"James Posey defensive
was phenomenal and Rajon hit
a big shot for us," said Celtics
coach Doc Rivers.
He added: "I guess if you're
going to go to the Finals, I don't
know if you could script a better
way than the way we're going."
The Celtics and the Lakers
have met 10 times in the NBA
F~inals. In 1987, the last time
Boston made it to the champi-
onship, the Celtics lost in six
games to the Lakers.
Pistons coach Fli 2
Saunders said the momentum
swung hard against his team on

ergy level to get back in the
game," Saunders said. "It just
goult t ma pigivwhere we
Detroit's Chauncey
Billups scored a game-high
29 points, his highest tally of
the series. Rip Hamilton had
21 points. Both of the Pistons
stars had been playing
through injuries.

Paul Pierce #34 and P.J. Brown of the Boston Celtics celebrate after defeating the Detroit
Pistons to advance to the NBA Finals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference finals during
the 2008 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills.(Yahoo Sport)

After trailing by as many as
10 points in the fourth quarter,
the Celtics rallied behind the
play of Paul Pierce, who scored
27 points to power Boston to
its second consecutive win in
the best-of-seven series.

ami in 2006 and Cleveland last
For Boston, meanwhile, the
conference championship caps one
of the NBA's most dramatic turn-
arounds in recent years.
The Celtics won just 24

who scored 12' of his points in
the fourth quarter. "What a dif-
ference a year makes."
Allen added 17 points while
Garnett scored 16 points for the
Celtics, who outscored Detroit 29-
13 in the final quarter.The Celtics

I've achieved in the game but
probably more proud of how
many winnings teams Pve
played in rather than how

and get a 100 or bat a session
through, they are the things that
excite me.
Posting said he valued

many runs I've scored. competition far more than
"They are the things that breaking individual records.
motivate me to keep playing, "~The one-on-one contests of
whenever I am confronted with the game of cricket are what
a situation, whether it be to go keep me going," he added.

r- r
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Celtics knock out Pistons, head

to first NBA Final since 1987

Prod PPnig on

th 1

By Simon Evans
(Reuters) Australia captain
Ricky Ponting became only
the seventh batsman to reach
10,000 runs in Test matches
on Friday and declared him-
self proud of his long career,
Ponting went to the crease
"::dsing 6 o ashe f nts da o
Indies and become the third
Australian to reach the mile-
stone following former captains
Allan Border and Steve Waugh.
He reached that target with a
w~ell-placed drive through the cov-
ers to take two offWest lndies cap-
tain Ramnaresh Sarwan but was
dismissed soon after for 65.
"I'm actually prouder of
the amount of games I have
played, my longevity in the
game than how many runs
I've scored," he told report-
"I've played 118 Tests now
and I guess if you bat in the top
order and play that many
games, you are probably ex-
pected to be around the mark
that l am around at the moment.
"I am proud of everything

000 t
5 O S

CI b
"Milestones and stats have
never been anything that's mo-
tivated me about the game."
The other players to have
entered five figures are Brian
Lara of the West Indies and
Indian trio Sachins
Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar
and Rahul Dravid.
Ponting is the third fastest
too uni to fiv nd j snin tenns
for tests.
He admitted he had the sta-
tistic in his thoughts before go-
ing out to bat-
"It was on my mind a
little bit today actually. It's
nice to get there, disappoint-
ing to get out when I did but
nice to get to that figure.
"I've never been anyone that's
really focused or worried too much
about milestones or statistics but
to be the third fastest player in his-
tory (to reachl10,000) is ansce little
thing that I will be able to look back
upon when l'm finished," added the
Ponting looked at ease on
a flat track until, the record
in the bag, he chased a deliv-
ery from Jerome Taylor and
was caught in the slips.

'~SUNDAY CHROMG'LEE Jiun'd~ 'Y, 2008 1-,29

$1 million jackpot

chase kicks off in

Berlin today
By Bob Ramsak
BERLIN, (Reuters) World champions Jeremy Wariner,
Blanka Vlasic, Irving Saladino and Janeth Jepkosgei will
launch their bids for the $1 million Golden League Jack-
pot in Berlin today.
Wariner, the twice world champion, has been the dominant force
in the 400 meters since winning the Olymnpic title four years ago. A
winner of a share of the jackpot two years ago, the 24-year-old Texan
said the Golden League schedule fitted perfectly into his preparation
plans for the U.S. Olympic trials and the Games,
"The way the Golden League is set up this year, we
have two biig competitions before the trials and two before
the Olympic Games," said Wariner, who ran 43.45 at the
world championships last year. "These are great races for
me to see where I'm at and get a feel for my competition."
His primary challenger in Berlin will be fellow American
Lashawn Merritt, who finished second to Wariner at last year's
world championships. Merritt has clocked 44.34 this spring,
the fastest performance in the world this year.
Vlasic, who claimed the first world championship medal for
Croatia last year when she won the high jump, is among the
most solid favorites in the jackpot chase. The 25-year-old will
bring a 24-meet winning streak to Berlin.
Saladino, the world long jump champion, is also a heavy
favourite. At last weekend's FBK Games in Hengelo, the 25-
year-old Panamanian leapt 8.73 metres, the longest in the world
for 14 years. He has a 21-meet winning streak.
"In the end it felt easy'," Saladino said of his leap. "'It was
easy and so I feel that it's very possible to do an even better
job this coming Sunday and go even farther." Saladino said that
tlhe 8.9 astra girl a ohd st my American Mike Powell in

recore'h 9mnl al li tle missing fordme to a hieve the Iord
Jepkosgei won the world 800 metres title last year,
c tloc te t st w te vnts ag a of thpeesi cee to claim a
share of the prize, the largest in athletics. The series includes stops at

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By Mike Collett
LONDON, (Reuters) What-
ever else he may be to others,
there is absolutely no doubt
that FIFA president Sepp
Latter remains a football ro-
mantic at heart.
Were he not, he would not
persevere with his plan for a
laudable but controversial and
anachronistic "6+5" rule to limit
the number of foreign players
eligible to start a match to five.
It is laudable because, at its
heart, it would give a sense of
national identity back to many
clubs, would help local talent
progress and would stop clubs
buying in mediocre players-
But it appears to be unwork-
able mn the modern world.
FLFA'sCongress passed areso-
lution in Sydney on Friday to con-
tmnue working. towards finding ale-
gal solution to implement the idea,
despite the European Union say-
ing time and again the rule would
contr-avene its la~ws on the free
movement of workers.
the latter intends to challenge
is diff reb1 lom all t lcr irson

a is "pcificity" a defi ed
matters in the futur-e
What appears to be in no
doubt though is that Blatter
thd lock tl cannot turn back
thd dplo t a nm sh n, for

body has moved on.
Blatter and FIFA see the is-
sue as being far wider than just
Europe, of course. as befits the
world governing body.
They are concerned that
Guatemalan teams will be-
come full of Paraguayans,
Laotian teams full of
Nepalese and Togolese teams

What they really care about
is whether they are good enough
to play for their club and
whether they are winning
For Blatter's plan to suc-
ceed there not only has to be
a change in the EU's laws but
also a change in the modern
infrastructure of the game.
Free movement has been in
place since the Bosman rul-
ing nearly 13 years ago.
Blatter told Congress he
does not want confrontation
with the EU and will apply any
rule changes within the law.
Being the supreme political I
operator he is, he might well be I
able to solve what looks an in- I
surmountable conflict.

A key issue is whether the in- ;
flux of overseas players stilles the
development of domestic talent and
there is an argument, especially in ,
England, that it does-
The problem is not- with the !
best players coming to the big- I
gest clubs, but with mediocre
foreign playoersdtaking places
playr deelopedEb Athe cl

grownrl comes m-
UEFA want clubs to include
an a sq ad for- thi competit ons
developed themselves, irrespec-

hht ln h tt ful s

He was deeply upset a few
years ago when Belgian club
Beveren field 11 players from
the Ivory Coast in a match. He
is unhappy that Arsenal now
Frequently field 11 overseas
players in their starting line-up
in the Premier League. How-

Sepp Blatter address the FIFA congress

full of Ghanaians.
One of Blatter's core beliefs

is ~ ~ tha0 a lb hte o

ever, it is arguable whether fans
agree with him.
On e 1 olye ull o h

... CSA president
NORMAN Arendse, the
president of Cricket South
Africa, has denied interfering
in team selection, in particu-
lar, the row involving Charl
Langeveldt's selection over
Andre Nel for the recent tour
of India.
In an interview to the Cape
Times, Arendse asserted that
Langeveldt was indeed in the
original squad and he went on
to blame the selectors for leak-
ing information to the media,
leading to Nel being dragged into
the issue.
"I don't know what was
said to Andre Nel," Arendse told
the paper. "I can't comment on
that. All I can say is that I did
not interfere in the team selec-
ton.inI nver took himd out
ever spread that story must take
responsibility. It is absolute
The transformation
aolc had Hale eled toa de"
the short tour of Bangladesh

or. t ledtco vry pulic arn
gument between Arendse and
coach Mickey Arthur over the
quota policy and both sides
issued counter complaints
about their treatment.
Arendse complained the
squad contained only four

lective res onssibi nty o at

agreed. Given our fragile situ-
ation and the transformation
policy of CSA, one or more
selectors have only served to
fuel an already very fragile
situation. I am not a selector
and I don't discuss the mer-
its or de merits of players
with selectors."
Arendse insisted that he en-
joyed a good working rela-
tionship with Arthur after
the row. "We have a good re-
lationship and a good under-
standing," Arendse said. "I'm

aricce person. t ws nea
an issue between Norman
Arendse and Mickey Arthur.
But unfortunately that was
how it was portrayed by cer-
tain sections of the media be-
cause it suited their agenda."
Arendse however, admit-
ted he was disappointed at
Langeveldt's decision to can-
cel his contract with CSA
and sign as a Kolpak player
in England.
"Firstly, I have to say that
Kolpak does not mean players
are no longer not allowed to

wants selectors to act responsibly
coloured players instead of the tated over his omission, leading
stipulated seven and Arthur re- to further rumours that he con-
sponded saying Arendse should sidered quitting international
keep out of team selections. Ul- cricket. CSA soon confirmed
timately, Arthur got the team he those reports were false. There
wanted as the original squad was further drama when
presented to Arendse was se- Langeveldt pulled out of the In-
dia tour, saying the
entire controversy
over his selection
had upset him.
"The protocol
is for the selection
- convener (Joubert
~c~P ~ il i r~Strydom) to hand
'L me a s:-eet with a
squad of 14 or 15
names on it "
Arendse said.
~"If the target of
seven players of

give me an explana-
'When the team was presented to me, tion. If I'm not sat-
Langeveldt was in the team. He was isfied with the ex
always in the original team. The planation,Ithenask
problem has been leaks to the media him to explain fur-
from the selectors themselves. ter rorbI skenul t

vced which didn't include pee ul ecn aspe thn tat
The issue reared up again was presented to me,
towards the end of the tour, Langeveldt was in the team. He
when the Test squad for India was always in the original team.
was announced. Langeveldt got The problembhas been leaks to
the nod over Nel, sparking the media from the selectors
speculation over the decision, themselves.
Nel was apparently devas- "Selectors must take col-

5/31/2008. 10:29 PM


Indefatig able Blatter

battles for soul of soccer

I did not interfere in team selection for India


clae tha tup th the Eglis
and various councils. But yes,
it has been disappointing that
Chart made himself unavailable,
and also his turning down of a
contract offered by CSA.
The irony is that he
would have been an auto-
matic choice for England, and
the further irony is that
Andre Nel has benefited
from his non-availability. It's
not a train smash, we have
lots of talented youngsters
who can take his place.

30 SUNDA\Y CHRONICLE June 1, 2008

Southee stakes Test

claim with five for 42
TIM Southee made a strong case for a recal ahead of the Hu~al
Test with 5 for 42 on the second day against Northamptonshire,
but it didn't all go the New Zealanders' way at Wantage Road.
The home side declared having squeaked past the follow-on, then
David Wigley took three late wickets to set up an interesting final
day. Scores: New Zeakmnders 363 (Rednwond 121, Wigley 5-78) and

Peter Fuhron and Aaron Redmond both spnt turie in the muiddle
elrrhall fll ote hal slol the
da\ and wall now\ face a n~n ouj
\van to see if he keeps hold at hls
No 3 spot for Trent Bndgre.
SFor Southee. the ch lnge
i ao getting bc n te
side and he did his chances no
harm by taking out the
Northamptonshire top onler, He Tim Southee was left out
retuned later mn the day to claim of the second Test team
his Dre-wicket haul alter Johann because of a stomach
Lon oferd aome thmin bug.
Southee wras left out at Old Traffod-partly due to a stomach
bug-in favour of lain O'Brien, w~ho was rthe pick of New Zealand's
seamers in the second Test, but Rent Bridge is a venue: associated
with 1wing so Sourbee will come back into rhe reckomang.
His early spell was too much for Northamptonshire. as
Stephen Peters edged one which followed him and Al1er Wa~kely,
another recent Under-19 international, left one that dipped olf~
Kyrle M~ills also picked a goodu moment to collect a useful
three wickets because the feehang is that one of lum Southee or

register a half-century.
Louw showed his all-round credentials, following his 3 for
42 with a boundary-I~lld 90-ball 82, launching? a succession of
Rtcac i Loa ame S uhe's ifthM wicket and wrhen Jason
Brown hit a boundary of f his second deliver y Peters, the
Northamptonlshire captam. called his team in to open up the game for
a fmnal-dtay run chase. However, after their top-order wobble New
Ze~alan's furst concern wdl be to avord being bowled out cheaply on

Thz de d a funher 34 runs to Iheir ovemight total in the anom-
m~g session. mainly' thugh Southee aLnd PateL before Wigle! claimed
the firnalcket to misnih writh 5 fo~r 78, narrowly missing out on a
It was an imlpressire recovery after his wayward early nursts
on the opening day and his pmductiwp match continued in the
Emnal session.(Cricinfot


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last over, but a tar get of 113
was hnaadly enough to test
S Vidyut fell early, but Raina
and Parthiv gave Punjab no fur-
ther opportunity. Ramna was mn
especially sublime touch-he
started off with two delectable
fours, adjusting to Powar's tum
and gliding a four to third man,
and then cutting the next ball
through point.
As he grew in confidence,
the ferocity of the strokes in-
creased, and the high point
was an incredible pull off
Hopes-on a pitch where most
batsmen struggled to ride the
bounce and execute the
stroke-which sailed onto the
roof of the stadium. Pathan
was similarly dismissed over
square leg, while Chawla was
slog-swept for six and then
driven through extra cover in
the last over as Raina
brought up his fifty off 32

plenty of time to work with. He
started slowly, but then a couple
of superb straight hits off the fast
bowlers, and powerful sweeps off
the spinners. Pathan's early swing
with the new ball offered Punjab
some hope, but once Chennai got
past that threat, there was little the
slower bowlers could do.
Chennai lost both their
league games against
Rajasthan, but after such an
emphatic win, that will
hardly bother them.

AN inspired Chennai Super
Kings shrugged off the un-
derdogs' tag with a compre-
hensive display to thrash
Kings XI Punjab by nine
wickets and join Rajasthan
Royals in the IPL final.
Punjab's batting had been
in superb form through most of
the tournament, but they came
unstuck in the face of some ac-
curate and relentless seam bowl-
ing by Chennai's three fast
bowlers, folding for a paltry
Parthiv Patel and Sursh
Raina then ensured that the
run-chase was a canter, put.
ting together 102 for the sec-
ond wicket both ended on
unbeaten half-centuries as
Chennai sailed home with 31
deliveries to spare.
Punjab's two previous
losses to Chennai, in the league

did the team a huge favour by
winning the toss and choosing
to bat on a pitch which was ex-
pected to assist the spinners
later mn the evening.
That, though, was the
only thing that went right for
Punjab, as Makhaya Ntini
and Manpreet Gony struck
twice each in theii first spells
and reduced Puqjab to 40 for
5. They never released the
pressure thereafter as the
Wankhede Stadium played
host to the second one-sided
semi-final mn two days.
boOn a pich ffti gb=:::::
Chennai's pace attack of Ntini,

execute strokes through the off
Learning from Shane
Watson's spell on Friday, Ntini
pitched it slightly short of a
length, hit the bat hard, and hur-
ried the batsmen in their shots,
while Gony bowled a fuller
length, and with the sort of con-
trol which would have made
Glenn McGrath proud.
Chennai were also su-
perb in the field Muttiah
Muralitharan pulled off a
splendid catch over his head
to intercept a Yuvraj pull,
Suresh Raina was equally
spectacular in plucking a div-
ing catch to dismiss Wilkin
Mota, while the ground field.
ing was blemishless.
There was little sign of such
a dramatic collapse when Shaun
Marsh stroked the first ball of
the match-from Milralitharan,
surprisingly-through the covers
for four. Seven came off that
over, but the wheels started
coming off in the next over,
when James Hopes slashed at a
wide one from Ntini and edged
to Parthiv.
That dismissal sparked
off a procession of wickets, as
three more fell in the next
four overs. Kumar
Sangakkara's was the most
unusual, as he seemed to
miss a drive off Gony, but
walked off, even though
Parthiv didn't appeal at all.
Yuvraj was restless after
playing out three successive dot

balls and pulled to Murali at
short midwicket, but the biggest
blow was delivered in the next
over, when Ntini hit back to
dismiss Marsh immediately af-
ter being creamed for a perfect
straight drive.
Marsh had top-edged a
pull for six earlier in the in-

the third and then changed his
mind, leaving Pathan with too
little time to gain his ground.
When Jayawardene himself fell
next over, steering to the
wicketkeeper, Punjab had
slumped to 45 for 6.
From there, it was only
an exercise in damage con.

The opening burst from Makhaya Ntini and Manpreet Gony
left Kings XI Punjab in a position from which they couldn't

nings, but wasn't as lucky in
the sixth over, as the inside
edge crashed into his stumps.
Clearly rattled by the early
wickets, Punjab lost the plot
with some terrible running be-
tween the wickets, which cost
Irfan Pathan his wicket. Mahela
Jayawardene stroked the ball to
third man, ran two, started for

trol: Mota and Ramesh Powar
-the two local Mumbai play.
ers-put together 35, easily
the most productive partner-
ship of the innings. Mota
managed a useful 26-ball 25,
while Powar smeared Morkel
for a huge six over midwicket
and then punished a listless
L Balaji for three fours in the

By Miles Evans
PARIS, (Reuters) -While Maria
Sharapora led a stampede of
Russian women into the last 16
of the French Open tennis yes-
terday, their hopes of a men's
champion vanished when
Nikolay Davydenko fell victim
to a stunning Ivan Ljubicic
As Russians and top seed
Roge~rFederer dominated action on
the court, the ITF announced an in-
vestigation hadbeen launched into
claims by Japan's Akiko Morigami
that a coach asked her to throw a
Roland Garros doubles match this
week to free up her playing
partner's bid to qualify for the
Beijing Olympics.
Officials said they were
taking 'very seriously'
Morigami's claims and they
would await a report from lo-
cal organizers before decid-
ing on a course of action.
Morigami told Japanese
media a coach asked her to lose
her doubles match against Tai-
wanese fourth seeds Chan Yung-
jan and Chuang Chia-jung, they
lost 6-0 6-1, so that playing
partner Aiko Nakamura could
play a tournament next week.
Announcing the probe, the
ITF said: "It is especially disap-
pointing for the ITF because
even the suggestion of impropri-
ety regarding the Olympic ten-
nis event is contrary to the spirit
of the Olympic Games."

Four compatriots joined
Sharapova in the top half of the
draw on Saturday but
Davydenko, .hoping to be the
first Russian men's champion
since Yevgeny Kafelnikov in
1996, threw away a two-set
lead against revitalised Croatian
28th seed Ljubicic.
Top seed Sharapova, so
unconvincing in her first two
matches this week, looked
like she was in Tor another
slog when it took her 81 min-
utes to clinch the first set on
a tiebreak against 32nd seed

counts you hope that you're the
one that steps up."
Dinara Safina, Sharapova's
next opponent, certainly
stepped up to the plate to ex-
tingtlish Asia's faint hopes of a
champion with a 6-2 7-5 tri-
umph over China's Zheng Jie.
Svetlana Kuznetsova, the
2006 runner-up, bulldozed her
way past Nadia Petrova, the
25th seed who looked a pale
imitation of the player that
twice reached the last four here.
Petrova opened the match
with a double fault and it got
no better for the 25-year-old,
losing 6-2 6-1 in 69 minutes.
"Definitely I think I have a
chance. Why not?" former U.S.
Open champion Kuznetsova
told reporters.
"I think there is a few
players who have a really
good shot to win it, and I hope
one of them is me."
The fourth seed now faces
Belarus teenager Victoria
Azarenka, who continued her
quiet but no less devastating
dash through the draw. Her 6-1
6-1 win over Italy's Francesca
Schiavone took her tally of lost
games for the week to just six.
Third seed Jelena
Jankovic needed three games
to complete a 7-5 6-3 victory
in her third-round match
against Slovakia's Dominika
Cibulkova held over from

Friday while there were com-
for table wins for Elena
Dementieva and Vera
Zvonareva, who will make up
a second all-Russian last 16

to Ljubicic on clay, but the
wily Croatian took his career
record against the fourth
seed to 4-3 with a barnstorm-
ing comeback on Court One.
The Russian burst to a two-
set lead and never faced a break
point until game five of the
third set. But Ljubicic, a former
world number three, took his
chance and the tide turned in-
exorably in his favour. He tri-
umphed 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 and
faces Monfils for a place in the
"I smelled the blood, and
I said 'Well, now, let's try to
hang in here'," said Ljubicic.
Spanish fifth seed David Ferrer
was given a reminder of how for-
midable an opponent Lleyton
Hewitt can be before he booked his
place in round four with a 6-2 3-6
3-6 6-3 6-4 victory.
Robby Ginepri was busy
dispelling the notion that the
chances of an American winner
went with the exit of the Will-
iams sisters on Friday.
Ginepri, the world number
88, became the first man from
the U.S. to reach the last 16
since Andre Agassi in 2003
when he dispatched France's
Florent Serra 6-4 6-4 6-4.
Chilean dasher Fernando
Gonzalez, the 24th seed,
came back from the brink to
end the hopes of Rome final-
ist and Swiss ninth -seed
Stanislas Wawrinka 5-7 2-6
6-4 6-4 6-4.

Y ' -

Federer, at his imperious hair-
flicking best, made a mockery of
potential banana skin Mario Ancic
by crushing the Croatian 6-3 6-4 6-
2 on Philippe Chatrier Court to set
up a fourth-round clash with
France's Julien Benneteau.
"Benneteau can play very well,
and he's playing with the home
support, so it always makes it a
little bit moretricky. We'll see what
he's got on Monday," Federer said.
Benneteau's four-set win
over Robin Soderling and Gael
Monfils's victory over Austria's
Juergen Melzer meant five
Frenchmen had reached the last
16 for the first time since 1971.
Davydenko had never lost

Karin Knapp.
But Italian Knapp then col-
lapsed in the second and went
down 7-6 6-0 on Court Philippe
"I kind of forgot what it felt
like to finish it in two," joked
Sharapova, a semi-finalist last
year. "I just have to go out there
and try to improve and try to
get better, and then when it

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HEAVY rain, yesterday, in the Ancient County of
Berbice prevented any possibility of play in the semi-
finals of the Tenelec 50 Overs first division cricket
Scotsburg United and Young Warriors were scheduled
to do battle at the Scotsburi; Ground and Rose Hall Com-
munity Centre matching skills with Albion Community
Centre at the Rose HalJ Community Centre Ground, in
Both matches have been rescheduled for today at
the same venue. (Vemen Walter).

inclusion of their overseas-
based players.
Dennis Lawrence, who
plays for Swansea City in
England's League Champion-
ship. w\ill m~ar-shall a young de-
fence while winger Carlos
Edwards. who plays for
Sundcrlaind ini the E~nglish
Premiership, wlill pull the strings
in what is also a relatively inex-
per-ienced m~idfield.
Soulthamlpton's Stern John

Crawford stadium for the
gamle which kicks off at 5.30
pm Eastern Caribbean time.
T&rT Aurtis Whitley
(cap~tain), Clayton since (goal-
kteeper). Makann Hisolop. Kern
Cupid, Dennis Lawr-ence, Aned
Farrier, Keon Daniel, Carlos
Edwards, Stern John. Kenwyne
Jones, Khleelcm Hyland.
ENGLAND (from) -
D~avid Bckcjhamn (captain),

David Jamles, Joe Hart, Joe
Lewis, Wayne Bridge, Rio
Ferdinand, Phil Jagielka,
Glen Johnson, Stephen
Warnock, David Wheater,
Jonathan Woodgate,
Gareth Barry, David
Bentley, Stewart Downing'
Steven Ge rra rd, Tom
Huddles tone, Ashley
Young, Theo Walcott,
Gabriel Agboulahor, Dean
Ashton, Peter Crouch,
Jermlain Defoe.

By Jason Harper
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Trinidad and
Tobago's most decorated
footballer Dwight Yorke will
turn out for the Soca War-
riors against England in their
fr-iendly international at the
Hasely Crawford Stadium to-
Yorrke, who led the Warriors
to 111 FIFA World Cup in Ger-

T&T's most celebrated footballer Dwight Yorke will turn
out for his country today against England.

many two years ago before re-
tiring from the international
game, has rejoined the national
line up for the high profile sold
out match after some initial
speculation he would not play.
Trinidad and Tobago head
coach Francisco Maturana
said Yorke's inclusion would
give the people of the twin-is-
land republic a chance to
thank him for his years of
yeoman service to the coun-
Speaking through his trans-
lator Fillipo Arallio, the experi-
enced Colombian coach said:
"This is an excellent chance for
the people of Trinidad and To-
bago to thank Dwight. I still
have to discuss with him what
his role in the game will be."
Speaking to the media at
the sun-baked venue outside
of the capital, Maturana said
he was hopeful the young
Trinidad and Tobago unit fol-
lowed the plans that had been
set out for the match.
The teams last met at the
FIFA World Cup in Germany
two years ago with the English
coming away 2-0 winners in
And Maturana dispelled
claims that the Warriors would
be using this match for revenge
from that last encounter. ,
"I don't believe in grudge
matches in football. Each
game should be taken on its
own context and you need to
build on the game in front of
Trinidad & Tobago are ex-
pected to provide a challenge
for England, especially with the

and Sundlerland's Kenwyne
Jones will provide the spark up
front for T&T and are expected
to keep the England defenders
Yorke, who made his
name as a striker for Aston
Villa and then European
giants Manch~ester United,
has played more of a defen-
sive midfield role for
Sunderland in recent sea-
sons but could be rotated
into a more attacking posi-
tion for this game.
England, despite missing
several of their leading stars, will
prove more than a handful for *
the Trinidadians.
Led by star midfielder
David Beckham who has been
given the captain's armband,
England will boast the likes
of Liverpool midfield general
Steven Gerrard along with
rising talent Theo Walcott,
Peter Crouch and Jermaine
The Fabio Capello-coached
squad will miss seven of the nine
players who participated in the
Champions League final be-
tween Manchester United and
Ch61sea in Moscow two weeks
ago, as they were left out of the
Caribbean trip.
As a result, there is no
Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard
or John Terry, the latter of
whom captained the squad and
scored in the 2-0 win over the
United States in the interna-
tional friendly hist Wednesday
at Wembley.
Some 22 000 football
crazy fans are expected to
turn out at the Hasely

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By Linbert Lewis
"'SOME feel only young people should be involved int splorls

of noity i t ranllyn ay ge,
were the words of M/inister of
Sport D~r. Frank Anth--cr. as
he addressed a small gathler-
I ing at the openiing otf the
newly commissioner F'itneiss
fo~r Life Gyml on Friday af-
ternoon at the Cliff Andersoi:
Sports Hall.
T'he opening of the gynsi ico

Located at the Cliff'
Anderson Sports Hall, the
gym is housed in the space

FIFA changes

Statutes to tighten

Rtilonality loopholes
SYDN~EY. (Reuters) FIFA introduced strict nei^ rules o.n
Friday to make it harder for players to switch nationali-
ties and stop countries abusing the current system.
.The FIFA Congress overwhelmingly supported a proposal
to amend their own statutes on the regulations allowN~idg players
to represent countries other than tbetr homeland.
Under the previous system, the rules allowed uncapped
players to switch allegiance if they had lived in a country for
at least two years, or has a parent or giandpUren he was born
However, ~FIFA voted on Friday to extend the waitirig pe-
riod to five years as part of FIFA president Sepp Blatter's plan
to reduce the number of foreign footballers playing abroad.
FIFA also amended their laws on promotion and relegation
by outlawing the practice of clubs buying licenses from teams
in higher divisions to secure promotion.
FIFA's new laws state that clubs can only earn pro~mo~io- n
through their onfield sporting performances.
The issueshad come about last year when Spanish
fourth division side Granada 74 succeeded in effectively
purchasing a place in the country's second division from
Ciudad de Murcians.

Warner warns

scalpers to stay away



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ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC) Xavier Marshall confounded
his own modest record and a rising tide of criticism over his
selection ivith a stroke-filled half-century, but Michael Clarke
followed up an attractive hundred with two wickets in one over,
to leave Australia in control of the second Digicel Test yester-
Marshall scored 52 but was one of Clarke's wickets late in the
evening as the West Indies finished the second day uncomfortably
placed at 125 for three in response to Australia's formidable first
innings total of 479 for seven declared at the Vivian Richards Cricket

Skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan (32) and senior batsman Shivnarine
the Caribbean side's immediate target will be to get another 155
runs to avoid the follow-on.
Having laboured for five sessions in the field while the tourists
amassed a first inklings total in excess of 400 for the ninth time in
the last ten Tests against the West Indies, Marshall's attractive ag
gr~ession prve aviecome respite on an otherwise trying day for
Seemingly oblivious to the chorus of dissenters question-
; ing his recall on the basis of a record of just 17 runs from two
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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Football mogul Jack
Wlarner has warned against
illegal tickets sales, as mo-
mentum continues to build
towards the national team's
historic clash with England
here tonight.
Warner, a FIFA vice-pr~esi-
dent who is special adviser to
the local federation, assured
fans who could not get tickets,
that the match would be tele-
vised locally.
"Even for those who don't
have a ticket, I want to tell
them, don't do the illegal stuff,
don't .give the scalpers~ good
business and look out for the
counterfeit tickets," said Warner,
also the CONCACAF president.
'"But for those who were
not lucky to get the ticket we
have ensured that you can see
all the act on on nati nal televi.

The match against Eu-
gland, scheduled for the
Hasely Crawford Stadiun,
has attracted huge attention
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