Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00299
 Material Information
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: 6/8/2008
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
sobekcm - UF00088915_00279
Classification: lcc - Newspaper N & CPR
System ID: UF00088915:00299
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MINISTER of Human Services and Social Security. Ms. Priya Manickchand, tries consoling this
woman, said to be the oldest female occupant of the building. (Photo by Quacy Sampson) I~

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both legs, his head, face, and
other parts of the body, and
was rushed for itmergency
Residents near the scene of
the accident recalled hearing a
loud impact at around 16:30hrs,
and upon investigating, came
upon the tragic scene.
They immediately rushed
to the men's assistance and
hustled them off to the Suddie
Hospital, where the younger of
the two was pronounced dead
on arrival. Garnett, the pillion
rider, was admitted to the in-
stitutiori, where his condition
was listed as critical. The
driver of the vehicle was un-
hurt and is in police custody.
Reports are that the motor-
cycle was a wreck, as was the
GRA vehicle, and that there
were fragments of a broken
fender and other vehicular parts
scattered all over the road.
Police are continuing their
Persaud leaves to mourn
a young wife and a baby less
than a year old.

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By Rajemira Prabulall and
Shirley Thomas

AN gecident involving a
Guyzina Revenue Authority
(GRA) vehicle and a motor
eycese at Hampton Court on
the Essequibo Coast yester-
day afternoon has left one
man dead and another seri-
ously; injured and in danger
of losing both legs.

Dead is motorcyclist Dicky
Persaud, 25, of Sparta Check
Dam, also on the Esse~quibo
Coast. Persaud, a rice har-
vester, -who was on his way
home after tending his rice fields,
was reportedly killed on the
spot. He was said to be towing
a friend, who has since been
identified as 35-year-old,
Garnett Persaud, also a rice h~r-
vester of the said Sparta Check
Eyewitnesses say that

upon impact, both men were
sent flying off the cycle. One
ended up in a nearby trench in
front of Parliamentarian Isahack
Basir's residence, while the
other was dragged about 100
feet from the point of impact.
Reports are that when the mo-
.torcyclist was pulled from the
trench, one of his legs had been
The pillion rider, on the
other hand, appeared to have
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Minister of Transport and Hydraulics, Mr. Robeson Benn, and Minister of Human Services
and Social Security, Ms. Priya Manickchand discuss sleeping and other arrangements
with the displaced occupants. (Photo by Quacy Sampson)

The Licence Revenue Office of the Guyana Revenue Authority is
advising motor vehicle/cycle owners and business persons that the
THREE MONTHS grace period for the sale of Trade, Miscellaneous
and Annual Revenue Licence concludes on Tuesday, 3une 10,

Persons who fail to purchase their licence on or before 3une 10, 2008
will be fined 10% of the licence cost.

Khurshid Sattaur

Ministry of Housing and Water
Central Housing and Planning Authority


Ms Anita G~oodridge, formerly of Lot 24,32 Block 8 Tuschen or her
representative, is asked to contact the Legal &; Conveyancing Officer of
the Central Housing and Planning Authority at 4r1 Brickdarn & United
Nations Place, within 14 days of the date of this notice.

Chief Exec-utive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authlority

June 2008

By Nathalene DeFreitas

I'HE occupants of a derelict
building on Hadfield and
Smyth Streets in the
Stabroek area of the city
were early yesterday morning
sent scampering for safety af-
ter the decades old edifice
eame crashing to the ground.
Luckily, no one was injured,
saved for their pride at the ig-

them temporary arrange-

issue of house lots allocation.
Up to press time, it was
not clear who owned the
property, though some of the
occupants claimed that years
ago they paid rent to a busi-
nessman by the name De
Souza. They said that after
De Souza stopped collecting
rent, they were told that the
property belonged to the gov-
Many wanted the minis-
ters to know how deeply they
appreciated their coming to
their assistance, and so speed-

nominy of now being rendered
homeless. The incident report-
edly occurred around 13:45h.
According to one occupant,
the building was home to some
45 persons, children included.
He',d been living there for more

than 30 years. Others claim
they've known no other home
as they were born and raised
When the Guyana Chronicle
visited the scene yesterday, chil-
dren and adult were seen with

containers lining the streets so-
liciting help.
Also on the scene were
Minister of Human Services
and Social Security, Ms.
Priya Manickchand and Min-
ister of Transport and Hy-
draulics, Mr. Robeson Benn
who went there to assess the
situation and to make the
necessary arrangements to
ensure that everyone was
Arrangements were made
to have the families placed at
the government-run night
shelter, but some persons in-
sisted on remaining on the
site since their belongings
were buried under the debris
of the collapsed building.
On learning this, Minister
Benn maderrangements to
have trucks remove the debris
so that the residents could ac-
cess their possessions. He also
ordered thtiat no one should re-
main on the site, as it is not just
against public health regulations

but also a security risk.
Minister Manickchand
ensured that all the children
were removed from the loca-
tion and placed in the shel-
ter, and that the streets were
closed to ensure the clearing
of the area. Some persons
agreed to take temporary
residence at the shelter while
others made arrangements
with other family members
living elsewhere.
Some gave as their reason
for occupying the building in
spite of its abysmal state
their inability to acquire gov-
ernment-allocated house lots.
Minister Manickchand how-
ever assured those who cared
to listen that they first
needed to deal with finding

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JUBA, Sudan tReuters) Ugandan labels have kdlled 2,3 people
including 141 south Sudanese soldiers and "s arted war ', a south
Sudanse nlnse tdo a da a

Nabanga village on the remote Congo border appeared to signal
the collapse of peace talks with the Ugandan government that
ha\e been hosted by south Sudan stnce nud-2006.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Iraqi troops sweeping through the
Baghdad stronghold of Shel'le cleric Mioquada al-Sadr have
found large quanltines of weapons, including helicopter mis-
siles and an anti-aircraft gun. the U.S mihtary said on Satur-
Some 10,000 Iraqi government troops entered the sprawl-
ing slum of Sadr City unopposed on May 2-0 under a truce
between Sadr's supporters and ruling Shi'ite political par-
Diesethat ended weeks of fighting in which hundreds were

BEERUT (Reuters) French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged
Lebanese leaders on Saturday to seal reconedliation through dia-
logue and commitment to an agreement that has pulled the coun-
try back from the bank of civil war.
Sarkozy, heading a large delegation, arrived in Beirut for a
one-day start v~isit. He became th~e first Western leader to visit
the Lebanese capital since the election of President Michel
Suleiman last month.

ANKARA IReuters) Turkey's parliament speaker suggested
curtailing the powers of the Consututional Court on Saturday
after it annulled a law which removed a ban on headscarves at
Late on Thursday the court sparked protests fmom the rul-
mng AK Party by overturning a reform which would have let
students wrear the Mlushm headscarf on campus.

PRISTINA IReuters) Securuy guards exnchanged fire w-ith a
man trying to enter the house of KoISOvoL Prime M~inisterr
Hashin Thacl late on Fnday, in w~hat the government said was
an attack on the home.
Thacsl was not in the building at the time of the incident.
Pohce sayi guards sported a man on the balcony of the Prianae
Some and therer was an exchange of gunfxre. Thaci's wife and
ion we~re in the house. but were unhurt.

H'ASHINGTON tleuters) President George W. Bush and
South Korean Presrdent Lee Myung-bak discussed solymg
a dispute over Imuporting American beef amid widespread
fears there about food safety, the Wintre House said on Sat-
Lee. bowing to pobucal7 pressure and mounting street pro-
tests against a deal reached in A~prl to fully reopen its market
to U.S. beef over safety concerns. has said he would nor allow
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By Michael Stott
(Reuters) Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev blamed
"aggressive" United States
policies on Saturday for the
global financial crisis and
said Moscow's growing eco-
nomic muscle could be part of

"Failuoe by the bi gst fi-
nancial firms in the eold to
adequately take risk mnto ac-
ovuent, couple with theesa rt -
biggest economy in the world,
have led not only to corporate
losses," Medvedev told
Russia's main annual event for
international investors in St
'Most people on the planet
have become poorer.
The Kremlin leader said in-
vestment by cash-rich Rtissian
companies abroad, promotion of
Moscow as a major financial
centre and use of the ruble as a
reserve currency were part of
the answer.
These could help solve

problems created by what he
said was a gap between the
United States' leading global
economic role and "its true ca-
The Kremlin leader E id
economic nationalism had
played a big part in triggering
the current crisis, which he
compared to the Great Depres-
sion of the 1930s.

Ameicoan m rt ad nb athe
how strong the American finan-
uia iyem tey are m capab e
modity and financial markets,"
Medvedev told the St Peters-
burg International Economic Fo-
The Kremlin leader also at-
~tacked big bonuses paid out in
the financial world, saying regu-
lators needed to ensure that in-
centives promoted "rational be-
havior based on balanced evalu-
ation of risks and rewards".
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Carlos Gutierrez, who spoke
shortly after Medvedev, ap-
peared to reject the criticism.
He said the United States

had never based its policies on
"economic egoism" and believed
in free trade.
"Globalization is in the na-
tional interest," he added.
Medvedev said Russia, now
in the 10th year of an economic
boom fuelled by soaring prices
for its oil and gas exports, was
in an ideal position to help
solve the world financial crisis
snceoit d rnlot sare the p ob
"Russia is now a global
playe sanpd under tand is
community," the president
"I propose holding a rep-
resentative international con-
ference involvilig the heads of
the biggest financial companies
and leading financial
analysts...as early as this
year," the Kremlin chief said.
"Such a platform could be-
come a permanent one" -
The Kremlin has encour-
aged Russian conipajiiej. which
are flush with cash froml high
commodity and oil prices, to in-
vest more actively abroad but
this has caused alarm in West-
ern nations, which are tradition-
ally suspicious of Moscow's in-

Medvedev said other coun-
tries had nothing to fear from
Russian investment in their
companies since it was "neither
speculative nor aggressive" but
purely based on pragmatism.
Sworn in last month as
president, the Russian leader
said world institutions had been
unable so far to cope with the

Rssia President Dimitry
Me v d
challenges from volatility on
world markets, including soaring
commodity and food prices.
With its past as a leading
global wheat producer, Russia
was ready for "constructive
joint action" to overcome the
food problem, he said.
Moscow could also help
with another problem a lack
of liquid investable assets be-
cause of disappointment with
the U.S. dollar. Russia would
soon adopt a plan to become a
Ilobalbnenancia ocentre and make
rency, Medvedev said.
The Russian leader said
that recent Kremlin moves to
',iberaltizae heedocxestic gas
the oil sector would help sta-
bilze global energy markets.
Russia is the world's biggest
gas producer and its second-
biggest oil exporter.

(Additional reporting by Oleg
Shchedrov and Dmitry
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Represen~tative of more than 300) wrorke~r- represented b_1,
the Canbbean nauon 5 largest trade union, the National W'ork-
ers Union, said they were waiting on Frida) for a final go-ahead
to stage the strike against the W~indalo Bauxire Company~ at its
Kirkvine plant in the south central region.
PROVIDENCIA LES, Turks and Catcos islands: A consultancy
firm out of the Turks and Calo islands (TCI) has been imph-
cated in a corruption scandal Involting high-level UrS govern-
ment andl business o~fficlal.
Thus was revealed Junng the cnal of Chicagol buslnesjsman
A4ntoin "Ton)" Re~zko on fraud. money Inundenng and ardmng
and abetting bnb~erv.
SANTIAGO DE CUjBA. Cuba I ACN 1*.4 cooperanon accord to
the Wlona rgi n idl Blgum 1a Arlel on heunda and t
international Exlpo-Canbe Fair, underway in Santiago de C~uba.
The document signed by Cuban Chamber o~f Conuner~e
Pe sdoen Ia Becerra and rus co} nterptrt PascalhBecketrs, who

p'loring new business opportumbes. which are the objlectivets of
the visit of a delegation mlade up by Belgian producers, offi-
cials, and merchants. to the island's ca stern pro\ inces.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNISl- A dielegation from A~ngurlla
is in St Klrts to tour the health faclhnes and explorer ways to
deepen cooperation.
The three-man touring group ts headed by Miiniserr~ of So-
cial Development Evans MlcNell Rogers, who spent Friday
morning mo meetmngs with the Ahlnlster o~f Health Rupert Herbert
his Permanent Secretry Ehris New-ton and a host of other meds~-
cal officials and admlinistraitors.
SAN JU!AN. Puerto Rico. Federal Authorities on Friday
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Adam Anhang. for coalnspiac In the killing of her husband al-
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Federal Prosecutor Roja Emilia Rodirig~uz said that the au
thonties have already arrested the alleged killer, Ale.1 Pab6n
Coldn. whbo has alletgedly collaborated witih authorities In ain jt.
tempt to get his sentence reduced
KINGSTON. Jannuca The JannucaL~ G~otnenrnm Is embracing
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medical care to its nanonils
Jamairca s Mlli ~nis of Health and Env i ronmnent recetntly e~-
pressed appreciation rro the San DIego.-basedi Mlil~es Ahead non-
profit orglanization for its faith-based hummararvlian nussion. In
which irnmedta professionals laroich~ sme Li in 11Ron In
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riors. pediatnciani. surgeons, denursts and nurses. held free clin-
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Veneu=:ahasd ih orh
America, and analysts say its
military spending is relatively
low in relation to its GDP.
Tensions remain high be-
tween the United States, Ven-
ezuela and its neighbor, US-ally
Colombia, which accuses
Chavez of helping Marxist in-
surgents fighting the govern-
This week, US Ambassador
to Venezuela Patrick Duddy
said relations between the two
countries were going through
"very difficult times."
relanh soee anUSalpla to
the Caribbean after nearly 60
years as a threat and says inci-
dents such as the violation of

wael ee in M ae ev din
of hostility.
"We are threatened by the
empire. What do they want,
that we disarm?," he said in
May after the airspace incident,
which also took place near the
La Orchila base, home to a
presidential retreat.
"We are not going to harm
anybody, but nobody should
make mistakes with us."
Increased weapons budgets
in South America have
prompted talk of an arms race
in the region, but most analysts
say the spending so far is justi-
fied after years of defense ne-
Caracas-based security ana-
lyst Rocio San Miguel says Ven-
ezuela needs to modernize its
military to adequately control
its vast land and maritime bor-
"It is legitimate that a state
renew its arms systems, and
in Venezuela this is a neces-
sity," she said. "The chal-
lenge is (to ensure) these ac-
quisitions do not turn into
threats to our neighbors."

By Frank Jack Daniel
LA ORCHILA, Venezuela
(Reuters): Venezuela test-
fired missiles in the Carib-
bean Sea on Friday in a dis-
play of military strength at a
time of tense relations be-
tween Washington and leftist
President Hugo Chavez. -
Five Russian Sukhoi fighter
jets swooped over the military
base ~on the island of La Orchila,
dropping a half-tonne bomb and
firing ra KH-59Amissile at a
fired an Otomat surface-to-sur- Venez
face missile at the same target. in mill
Air Force Commander Gen. Sea, s

nely scequ re rilitary eu e the Uni
ment would help V-enezuela overthr
ward off potential invasions. nation'
"When you have (-re- cent we
sources) that are desired by for- titude t
eign powers, you have an obli- US 'a]
gation to your people to defend Iraq.
them," he said. The
Chavez frequently accuses play of


uelan Navy vessels and an Army helicopter take part
itary manoeuvres' in the Orchila island, Caribbean
ome 185 km north of Caracas. (AFP PHOTO)

ited States of plotting his
ow to snatch the OPEC
s oil reserves, and in re-
eeks has said the US at-
oward Venezuela echoes
aggression" in Iran and
e test was the first dis-
firepower purchased from

Russia and China using profits
from its record oil revenues-
Washmngton has criticized
Chavez's military buildup, argu"
ing it could destabilize the re-
gion. Chavez bought the Rus-
sian fighter jets after the United
States blocked his efforts to
buy planes with US technology.

(BBC News) -Colombia and
Ecuador have agreed to re-
store low-level diplomatic
ties, which were severed after
a raid on a Colombian rebel
camp within Ecuador.
Relations are to berenewed
at the level of charge d'affaires,
under an agreement brokered by
former US President Jimmy
Colombia's cross-border
raid on 1 March killed rebel
commander Raul Reyes and
more than 25 other guerrillas.
It caused one of the biggest
diplomatic crises in Latin
America in years.

Ecuador and Venezuela sent
troops to their borders after
Colombia's raid, withdrawing
them several days later after a
meetingof regional leaders in the
Dominican Republic.
Fragile agreement
The thaw in relations came
after mediation:conducted by
former President Carter.
He spoke to both President
Alvaro Uribe of Colombia and
his Ecuadorian counterpart,
Rafael Correa, by telephone, the
Atlanta-based Carter Center
said in a statement.
Colombia insisted the Farc

camp had been a legitimate mili-
tary target
"President Rafael Correa
confirms his willingness to im-
mediately renew relations at the
level of charges d'affaires,"
Ecuadorean Foreign Minister
Maria Isabel Salvador confirmed
Relations had been sev-
ered abruptly after the Colom-
bian air force bombed a camp
used by the Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colombia
(Fare) just inside Ecuador, and
sent troops to recover the body
of Paul Reyes along with sev-
eral laptops and documents.

6/7/2008, 11:50 PM

Venezuela shows off military

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THE Race is on for the title
'Breadbasket of the Carib-
bean'. Ask anyone in the En-
glish Caribbean which coun-
try has the most potential to
become the 'breadbasket of
the Caribbean' and they Yill
say Guyana. Ask anyone in
the Dominican Republic and
they will disagree.
The following article was
taken from the Dominican Sun
(DR1) of May 7, 2008: "Tlhe
Secretary General of the United
Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has ex-
pressed confidence in the Do-
minican Republic's (DR) ability
to set up a programme alined at
solving food shortage problems
throughout the Caribbean. The
project to convert the DR into
the breadbasket of the Carib-
bean could be pushed forward
with the help of the UN and de-
veloped countries; it has a pro-
jected cost of between US$800
million and US$1 billion. Speak-
ing at a luncheon hosted by Do-
minican Foreign Minister Carlos
Morales Troncoso, Ban Ki-
moon said that he would call the
Security Council to session on
Haiti and the Dominican Re-
public to take a look at the is-
sue 'where we should all work
together and create a coordinated
effort' .
Guyana is considered the
potential breadbasket because
of its extensive land and water
resources and its established
links with the English-speaking
island markets.
The Dominican Republic,
with a population closing in on
nine million, considers itself the

breadbasket of the Caribbean be-
cause it grows, farms and catches
almost everything that's served
on dinner tables everywhere,
from sidewalk cafes to five-star
restaurants and hotels. Its infra-
structure includes: paved roads
to every agricultural area, 32 hy-
droelectric dams, five ports with
containerized services, air ser-
vices to everywhere provided by
over 20 airlines, several agricul-
tural schools and colleges (with
4 teaching organic agriculture),
nationwide state-of-the-art com-
munication systems and modern
agricultural inputs, tools and
equipment on sale in every agri-
cultural region. Many of its farm-
ers are organised into hundreds of
associations and cooperatives,
Since the mid-nineties the DR
has become a world force in the
export of Asian vegetables, tropi-
cal fruits and purees and organic
cocoa and bananas.

While a daunting task lies
ahead to develop its agricul.
tural sector, Guyana must not
despair. It must run the race
building on its comparative
advantages and experiences. If
it plans well and implements
efficiently on a continuous ba-
sis, it will one day be able to
truly call itself the Breadbas-
ket of the English Caribbean.
Hopefully, participants in the
Agri Investment Forum (June
6-7, 2008) will be able to look
back and say: I was there when
it all began-

Executive Officer S-SOS

I'm a 19-year-old East Indian
female student, and approxi-
mately one month ago after
completing my classes at the
University of Guyana around
18l:10hrs, I ventured through
the Sophia gate, while pass-
ing through the gate two
men, of African decent
forcefully grabbed me by my
arms and started to rub my
breast. I immediately got
petrified, I managed to run
and join a rout 40 minibus to
the Georgetown Park. Upon
arrival while proceeding in
the vicinity of Demico House
I was grabbed by two men
and dragged to the Stabroek
Market Area, under the area
of the clock. One man held
both of my arms, while the
other touched my breast; he
then attempted to open my
pants button. He encoun-
tered some difficulty, the
other man let go of my hand
to offer him help.
At this time I had gathered
enough strength and courage to
run. I managed to catch a bus
and I headed home. I have been
so traumatised and devastated;
I did not make a report to the
police because of fear. I have
never made this public until
now and my next experience.
On Thursday 5th June at
.19:30 hrs, I was dropped off at the
park from UG, around the area of
the Fire Station Constabulary and
the route 42 bus park. I stood
there for no more than ten seconds,
when three men pounced on me
and said "don't scream or you
dead". I immediately froze.

They grabbed me by the arms
and dragged me to the same are
under the Stabroek Market
clock. While dragging me one re-
marked "all them time you
lucky, tonight you wouldn't be"
in addition to "every time you
pass you does be a bitch and
don't answer we when we tell
you good afternoon".
They then braced me into
a stall and started to touch me
all over at the same time. They
raised my blouse and bra and
started to squeeze and suck my
breast. One pushed his hand
into my pants and inserted his
finger into my vagina. I was and
I'm still frightened and numb.
Fortunately, a police was pass-
ing on foot and I managed to
scream, he came to my direc-
tion, the three men let me go
and ran and they disappeared
among the stalls. I was too
scared and traumatized. I did
not speak to the police, but I
ran into a bus and headed home.
P'm so hurt and scared for
my life. I have been scared and
it continues to affect me every
minute of the day. I'm too
scared, afraid, and ashamed to
reveal my identity. I might be
able to able to identify one of
them; he is a vendor in the
area, that used to trouble me on
a daily basis as I passed to go to
classes. However, P'm so scared
to point him out. I am asking if
some more security can be
placed at the parks at nights, so
myself and others could be pro-


onoe du us fet-u bnoi
Guyana Trips'! to Canada.
While there, perhaps he can
check up on what's happen-
ing in the good old US of A.
On Friday oil jumped to
$3USca d orel The a rlian
cutbacks, also the auto indus-
tries. The stock market
plunged 400 points to culmi-
nate a disastrous week and
the housing situation contin-
nes to get worse with more
forecosj hope that the
groups he will be speaking to
are more intelligent than he is
and would be more ~concerned
with the health of the people

handeconony f Gy ns. Slc
he should spend more time rep-
resenting his constituency in
Parliament rather than trying to
make the country ungovernable.
While the world is trying
eo iure nt io s to survive
tinues with his temper tan-
trums. Apparently he will not
be happy until the country
sinks to the level it was be-
tween 1964 and 1992. As a gen-
eral rule, Guyanese, whether
t ey benpoll ic ansdor peasants

their country abroad.


WITH reference to
my letter concerning
an improper ly con -
ducted spelling bee
competition here in
Ber bice a fe w wee ks
-ago, I make a war-
ranted correction by
stating that the name
of th e ban k in my le t -
ter should have been
Demerara Ban k and
not Republic Ban k. I
w is h to bear faul t for
the error and further
wish to state that the

finals for this competi-
tion was held in the
pre mis es of Demerara
Ban k in Rose Hall
To wn, Corenty ne I
th ere fo reretr act ever y
print of the letter pub-
lished in the three
traditional dailies of
G nyana that re ferred
to Republic Ban k
which really should
have been Demerara
Ban k.


IT is a miracle that, a few
days after l expressed my dis-
gust with the bigotry and hy-
pocrisy of our society and my
pain, as a father, froris the un-
acceptable hate in words and
actions by those who dare to
call themselves religious, I
received this wonderful affir-
mation that there is a Righ-
teous God who has made us
all and loves us all. I hope
that we will soon see the posi-
tive effects of this in Guyana.
In the framework of the

celebration of the 60th anniver-
sary of the Charter of the
Organisation of American States,
the 38th General Assembly of
the OAS approved by consen-
sus the resolution AG/RES-
2435(XXXVIll-O/08) "Human
Rights, Sexual Orientation and
Human Rights", presented by the
Brazilian delegation,
After 3 days of intense ne-
gotiation and an impressive dip-
lomatic mobilisation, for the first
time in the history of the hemi-
sphere the words sexual orienta-

tion and gender identity appear
on an official document ap-
proved by consensus by the 34
countries of the Americas.
This text recognizes the se-
rious human rights violations
faced by individuals based on
their sexual orientation and gen-
der identity. The regional sys-
tem of the Americas follows the
European in expressing the im-
portance of establishing a clear
political commitment by its
Member States and in acknowl-
edging the situation of exposure

to human rights violations of
lesbian, gay bisexual and
transgender individuals.
This unprecedented docu-
ment in the region was the
result of a consensus, includ-
ing the English speaking
Caribbean countries whose
legislation still criminalise
sexual conducts between
adults individuals of the
same sex.


Food- for thought

Sexually assaulted in

Stabroek area


F 0 IV

THIS EDITORIAL was being written ahead of yesterday's
conclusion of the first-ever Regional Agriculture Investment
Forum organised by the Caribbean Community and for
which the keynote address was quite appropriately delivered
at Friday's opening by President Bharrat Jagdeo, who shoul-
ders lead responsibility for regional agriculture expansion
and transformation In our 15-member Community
We look forward to the Communique or Statement to
be released from the closing session to better assess the
decisions taken -for action. Presumably, the concerted ac-
tion needed will follow next month's 29th CARICOM Summit
in Antigua and Barbuda where Community leaders who were
absent from the Investment Forum will be in attendance to
endorse a collective and vigorous implementation action
It is, after all, the PROJECTS to unfold from the Forum
and involving a significantly new collective public and private
sector approach, facilitated in part by regional and foreign
capital, that will really make the difference and not the "CHAT~',
at confeences and meetings, as President Jagdeo has cor-

Itnow ,"w""""wd or he poets ve inrducena rrsh
tion and marketing, and linked to educational initiatives fo-
cused on stimulating healthy pattems of consumption of
what's local/regional, to help break the dependency syn-
drome on imports of so much of what we eat at the enor-
mous cost of an estimated annual expenditure of approxi-
mately US$4 Billion (USD four billion).
President Jagdeo has pointed to investment projects
in food production and marketing with which enterprising
local and regional investors could and should become in
volved with governments providing, wherever necessary,
practical forms of concessions to enable the envisaged ma-
jor transformation of the region's agriculture sector that is
so vital for the success of the emerging CARICOM Single
Market and Economy (CSME).
For instance, based on data provided by the CARICOM
Secretariat--wrhich played a key role in partnership with the
host government for the Investment Forum---the President
pointed to over US$1.5 billion of opportunities that currently
exist in at least seven ameas in the agricultural sector for in-
These include cereals and cereal preparations; vari-
eties of vegetables and fruits; dairy products; meat and meat
preparation and feeding stock for animals.
And, as noted by Vincentian Prime Minister Ralph
Gonsalves, who joined President Jagdeo in
addressing Friday's public session, sorne critical "rethink"
has to take place by the region's private sector to make a
reality of the primary objectives of CARICOM's new strategic
plans for agriculture diversification and transformation.
Close monitoring would be required for the implemen-
tation of the policies and programmes identified with the In-
vestment Forum. But then such a commitment is even more
necessary for the wider, overall goal to realise the CSME as
a reality by 2015.

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The Privatisation Unit on behalf of AMC and NICIL invites bids for the Sale and
purchase of Discarded items on a "where is and as is" basis.

Bids are invited for the following Items:
1) Engine Cylinder Sleeve (7) Fly Wheels (13) Conveyor Chutes
2)Engine Pistons and Cylinder Head 1(8) GMI Cylinder Heads (14) Gears and Sprockets
3)Rocker and Gear Box (9) Cam Shaft (15) Oil Pumps
4) Steal Rings (10)Vertical Pump (16)Crank Shaft 6 Cylinders
5)Vibrating Screen (11)Engine Block 4 & 6 Cylinders 1(17) Seal Drums of Lube Oil
6)Wire Ropes (12) Large Gears Angular (18) Multi Gear Lube Oil
Between 8am-4:30pm from Mondays to Fridays, prospective bidders or their
representatives can:
Uplift a tender form from the Everton Plant at a cost of G$1,000; pnd
Visit and inspect the various discarded items being offered.

The Successful Tenderer must be ready and willing to execute the transaction of
purchase with in seven (7) days of notice of the award and must be ready to remove
the items from Company's premises within seven (7) days of completion of the

The bids should be delivered not later than June 30, 2008 to the address below.

The Plant Manager
Aroaima Mining Company Everton Plant. Evertonl
East Bank Berbice ..

These are connections that
have been researched and made
in other societies, and while
there is no absolute causality in
either case, we would lose noth-
ing and might gain much by act-
ing to remove the dangers they
An observer of Guyana
might be excused for
thinking that our leaders
only act on certain social
concerns when Guyana ac-
cedes to the leadership of
international bodies. Hope-
fully such an observer
would be incorrect, and we
can look forward to expedi-
tious reforms aimed at re-
moving discriminatory laws
and enacting outstanding
protective legislation.


I am relieved that Minister of
Health, Dr. Leslie Ram-
sammy, has now spoken pub-
licly about the connection be-
tween domestic violence,
health and the economy.
I would like to draw atten-
tion to two (of several) other
connections he needs to make:
1. Laws criminalising pros-
titutes weaken the fight against
HIV and contribute to one type
of violence in the. community
which is not being addressed as
a public health issue;
2. Laws criminalising ho-
mosexual .relationships feed
stigma and discrimination
against the gay and lesbian com-
munity and this may be contrib-
uting to increased stress and
even suicide among young
people, and weakening the na.
tional HIV campaign.

CAUCASIAN children, who
are being raised in a home
or community that view other
cultures and races as being
not socially acceptable are
very likely to carry a superi-
ority complex.
I have observed the
behaviour of many pre-
schoolers; (research done in UK
and USA) as they commenced
school, the realisation of other
colours, races, and cultures in
their classroom is often shock.
Painfully, they soon encounter
experiences that enlightens
them to the fact that their con-
cept of being the preferred
colour, race or culture is not re-
ally so.
This unfamiliarity and
non-acceptance of the minority
cultures can therefore become a
hindrance to an enjoyable pre-.
school experience for all chil-
child e"white/fairdskinn d"

stinctively defends his/her su-
periority; but in doing so, the
"non-white" child becomes
hurt by being degraded by the
"white/fair skinned" child's at-

titude. This is where discrimi-
nation is nurtured if teachers do
not have the skills and re-
sources needed to make the cor-
rection of such concepts in les-
sonoplanners and interpersonal
communication with students.
It is therefore ~urgent and very
necessary for the "white /fair
skinned child" to unlearn any
measure df superiority, which
they 'niay: have attached to them-
selves from an earlier age.
To correct this error at
home, parents would need
to be educated first so that
the childi would have the
emotional support in the
home environment from in-
fancy. The child needs to
learn that there are differ-
ences in colour, races, and
cultures and that the
acknow-ledgement and ac-
ceptance of these differ-
ences are added credits to
the level of their intellect.

Early' Childhood Cgre and
Education- Guyanese author
living in USA

VICIOUS pit bull dog attacks
will continue with no conse-
quences to their owners.
More innocent people will
be maimed, disfigured and killed
by pit bull dogs.
More and more
illegal bottom house rum shops
will continue unabated and be
allowed to grow beyond con-
More innocent people will
continue to loose their livestock,
fruits and vegetables and house
hold items due to drunken
More deaths and
destruction will be caused to in-
nocent citizens from vehicles
driven by persons who bought
their drivers licenses and from
drunk driving.
More squatting on illegal
lands will continue to get be-
yond control.
More discos and bars will
be opened in residential
neighborhoods and next to
places of worship.
More sleepless nights for in-
nocent hard working citizens and
More illegal vending will continue
on our roads anrd highways.
We do not expect goven-

ment to be everywhere all the
time to see these blights that are
plaguing our society.
All we are asking govern-
ment to do is take necessary ac-
tion when citizens complain to
the legal authorities.
Too often we hear citizens
make adbmplaint but nothing is
done because the perpetrator
knows someone in high office.
Too often we hear the per-
petrator is friends with police.
Where could citizens go for
relief and help when nothing is
being done?
Why should citizens com-
plain when they know nothing
will be done,.and while Corbin
is taking the time to defend
We are asking government to
look out for and take care of
innocent citizens,
Why is Corbin trying to
link the government to Roger
We are asking government
io look out for and take care of
the numerous innocent citizens
that were killed, maimed and .
or disfigured by those very
crkninals Corbin is defending.


HERE w oaan-mr
Afro-Gu an eagalaning anm
groaning. First, Corbin
(PNCR) indicated that
CA FSaTA nwl te unman-
(African Cultural Develop-
ment Association) is grumbling
about Afro-Guyanese land
rights in view of the
government's invitation for
investors. This is another at-
tempt to scare off investors as
Corbin is trying to do with
CARIFESTA. Everyone knows
the outcome when some
Guyanese don't get their own
What a lovely country
- what a shame these
people are still out to
destroy either physically
or mentally by putting
fears in people.


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weekends. Trainees who have been photographed will receive their badges on the first day of
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that led to the U.S. wa~r on Iraq.

Before Lewis' comments,
the ailing retired legendary
leader of the Cuban Revolution,
Fidel Castro, had hailed Obama
- even before he secur-ed the

of Obama and MIcCain.
A key player for the pl
posed bi-laterals with the Der-
cratic and Republican presid
tial hopefuls will be Congre
man Charles Rangel (Democre
who heads the import
House Ways and Means Col

V lmn

THERE IS no mistaking the
general mood of satisfaction
and hope in member states of
the Caribbean
Jamaica, that Barak Obama
has created history
in winning the nomination of
the Democratic Party to be
its candidate for the coming
November Presidential elec-

Trinidad and Tobago's
Prime Minister Patrick Man-
ning was out front last Wednes-
day with his comment in the
'Trinidad Express' that: "It is a
most historic development
which demonstrates how the
United States is changing and
has changed...His 'message of
change' represents a breath of

fresh air...We eagerly await the
choice of the people of the
United States..."
While Manning may well
have summarised the over-
whelming mood among leaders
of government and other sec-
tors, in Jamaica, Dr Rupert
Lewis, Professor in the Depart-
ment of Government at the
Mona Campus of the Univer-

sity of the West Indies,
was blending congratulation
with caution to the Caribbean
against high expectations of
benefits should the Senator fr~om
Illinois succeed in becoming the
first African American President
in the White House.
A distinguished scholar,
Lewis, author of National Hero
"Marcus Garvey: Anti-colonial
Champion", explained to the
"Jamaica Observer" (June 5 edi-
tion) why expectations about an
Obamal prdencyitshould re-

at"Obama", sidR Leiesalso
author~~~~~ o"at Rde' n
tellectual and Political
Thought"-- "is not going to al-
ter U.S. foreign policy...He is
blt cki eo obe pla ing ny
blckroe;hesgomng t p
suing America's agenda,
strengthened by black Ameri-
cans, but I do not see an advan-
tage for the Caribbean..."
Even some with dissent-
ing views to Lewis's, may be
among those to recall how
disappointment was to follow,
in a few short years, the eu-
phoria that had greeted the
efrs eAfrican Amer can t
State, Colin Powell, a scion of
Jamaican ancestry.
Truth is the Caribbean did
not benefit much while Powell
was Bush's Secretary of State
and long before the two had
fallen out over the falsehood

historical nomination -as "the
most advanced" presidential
candidate". But he also voiced
his criticism in an article he
wrote for "Granma", his failure
to signal a break from traditional
hostile U.S. policies towards
Cuba as exemplified by the pu-
nitive 46-year-old trade, eco-
nomic and financial embargo.
Plans are underway for
possible separate meetings with
Senator Obama and the Repub-
lican nominee, Senator John
McCain, during the forthcoming
second Conference on the Car-
ibbean (this time in New York)
scheduled for June 19-20. The
first took place last year in
Washington when CARICOM
leaders met with outgoing Presi-
dent George Bush.
The intention is to
have an exchange of views
with the CARICOM del-
egation of representatives
of government, private sec-
tor and civil society seek-
ing to ascertain how the
Caribbean region features
in the thinking and plans

mittee, and long viewed as
friend of the Caribbean".
Whatever the outcome
the 2008 presidential contest,
is good to be able to celebrt
with the enlightened Americ
people this historic moment
their civilization of Obama
the first Afric
American candidate of choice
either the Democratic or Rept
hican Party.
There is this feeling of a nt
generation of people engaged
a bold, imaginative process
freeing themselves from der
rooted prejudices that have ii
prisoned them for far too lor
a process that may hold lesser
for other societir
including Africa, Asia and c
For we are about
witness the very real prosps
of the 46-year-old son of
black Kenyan father and
white American mother
charge at the White House

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Barama Company Limited has vacancies for the following persons at Buckhall

1. TwYo (2) Sawmrrill Supervisors with at least five (5) years experience in
supervising Sawmilling Operations. Excellent communication skills will be
an asset.

2. Two (2) Office Clerks (Admninistration). Must be computer literate and have
good communication and writingr skills witht at least four CXYC subjects.
includmng English and M'athematics.

3. Four (4) F-oreman with good comnmunicationI and writing skills and at least
three CXC subjects including English and Mathematics.

4. Three (3) Forklift Operators with at least two (2) years experience in the
Logging Industry.

5. One (1) Loader Operator with at least three (3) years experience.

6i. Two (2) Chainsawv Operators wijth at least three (3) years experience.

7. Fourt (4) Checkers with good-reading: and writing skills, including three (3)
C:XC subjects (English and Mathematics inclusivee.

8. Twio (2) Scaler~s w~ith good reading and writing skills, including three (3)
CXC:. English and Mathemlatics will be an asset.

9. Twog (2) Assistant Saw Doctors with at least (2) years experience.

10. Twienty-four (24) T'rainee Operators for Band Saw. Applicants must have past
knowledge of Band Saw Operation.

I I. One Hundred and Twenty (120) Grener~al Latbourlers.

12. Two (2) G~eneral Maintenan~ce Workers.


Basic Accommodation anld Meals will be provided. Salar-ies commensurate w-ithl
qualification and experiences.

Please submit applications to:

The Human Resources Manager
Balramal Company Limited
East: Bank Demerarat~

Or Visit ttfe Anlna Regina RDC Office on Juine 12, 20)08 where interviews will be
conducted commencinlg at 10:00 hour~s.


The Ministry of'l-ealth invites Tenders fr-om suitably qualified Contractors to submit bids
f~or the execution of the following projects:-

1) Remodelling ofaegional Health Services Building, Brickdam
2) General Site Wiorks, Ministry of Health Compound, Brickdam

Tender Documents can be obtained from the Administrative Office, Ministry of Health,
Brickdam, during the hours of9am to 3pm Monday to Friday upon payment: of
the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($;5,0100.00) each.

Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which dloes not in any way identify the
Tenderer. On the ~topleft-hand h~~ndcornere of the e$nvreloyPede roject endered fr ut
clearly written.

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Pr~ocurement and Tender
Administration Board and must be deposited in the Tender- Box situated on7 the G~round
Floor at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry -of
Finance Compound, Main and Urquhar-t Streets, Georgetown not later. than Tuesday,
24"' June 2008 at 9:00 am. Tenders will be opened immediately tIhereafter.

Eachl Tender must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance fromn the
Commissioner-General, Guyana Revenue Authority and the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme in the name of the individual if an individual is tendering
or company if the company is tenderingi. Failure to do so will result in automatic
disqualification of the Tender.

Tenders which do not meet the requirements stated above will be deemed non-responsive.

Tenderers or their- representatives are invited to be present att thle opening of Tenlders on
Tuesday, Julne 24, 2008 at 9.00)am as stated above.

The M in is rly of H ea lth does not bind i self to accept the lowest or- any tender.

Permlanent Secretary

quests for Obama to attend lo-

member to participate. The
Obama team monitored the re-
quests to construct ai profile of
possible supporters-
Ans Terl twasw rh 'Oba a
questions from voters can be
answered immediately. Re-
sponses allowed the Obama
team to construct an analysis of
voters, and the prioritized na-
ture of their issues.
More than 1.11 million per-
sons accessed 'Invite Barack'
and 'Obama Answer
Center'during the Primary.
Hugh Taylor, Managing
Director at Grasshopper, an
online marketing agency
noted: "In the political space
most of the chanxiels are
controlled by third parties
with political bias and
opinions (e.g. newspapers and
TV channels) and it is
important that political parties
try and put their views
opinions and policies in its
purest form in real time. The
online environment is
obviously perfect for this and
social media lends itself
perfectly to spreading this


"Social media works best
when the user has passion,
ethusiasmiand genuindeubelief

brand such as a football club.
Politics obviously invokes this
kind of passion in many
people and as such social
media has become a key
communication tool. It allows
politicians to communicate at
grassroots level on a fast paced
platform ."
Oban a clearly worked the
new media so well on a scale
that we have not seen before in
American politics, especially in
Primaries. And on March 22,
2008, I concluded that Perspec'
tive as: "Liberalism cannot be
presented in an ad hoc manner,
Liberalism has to be consistently'
disseminated as a coherent and
comprehensive message
The Democrats failed to
stage a sustainable message of
Liberalism in the 2000 and 2004
Presidential elections. And Only
Obama has a sustainable mes-
sage of Liberalism in today's
electoral engagements,, '

)BAMA is now the presump-
,ve Democratic Party's Presi-
ential Candidate for the
~008 U.S. Presidential elec-
ion in November.
And on March 22, 2008, I
nrote: "The Hillary Clinton-
larack Obama Democratic Pri-
naries, with many good ideas,
Ire running for far too long; the
wo candidates operate as mara-
hon runners, slowing the pace
>f bringing closure to the Prima-
ies. But presenting good ideas
dlone is necessary but not suf-
icient; both candidates have to
demonstrate how the ideas
would make a difference to
Qmerica and the world. Who-
wver does the 'how' effectively
villa seize the advantage of not
3nly mecreasmng the pace to ef-
fect a remarkable closure to the
Primaries, but will secure the
Democratic Presidentialnomina-
Obama does the 'how' quite
well in his platforms. One ex-
ample follows. Obama's website
campaign platforms aggressively
and comprehensively address
several issues of concern to Af-
rican Americans. And these is-
sues pertain to reducing poverty,
revitalizing urban areas, and em-
power Black Americalls.
Clinton's campaign platforms

compneohnsiv efo t m sObnT t
count. And so this is why
Obama is ahead of Clinton in the

delegate count.
Clinton's website has
'strengthen the middle class' as
top of the list of issues. And
this refers pretty much to the
White middle class. Others in-
clude providing affordable
healthcare, ending the war in
Iraq, energy independence, ful-
filling our promise to veterans,
supporting parents and children,
restoring America's standing in
the world, being a champion for
women, comprehensive govern-
ment reform, and strengthening
our democracy.
Editor of The Journal of
Blacks in Higher Education
Theodore Cross argues that
Clinton is fast moving toward
the political center and becom-
ing a moderate. And she re-
frains, too, from explicitly pre-
senting Black programs because
her campaign believes that she
could lose voters that she needs;
meaning I suppose 'White vot-
In effect, Liberalism has
become a bitter pill for
Clinton, following closely in
the footsteps of Democratic
candidates in the recent past
in both Primaries and Presi-
dential elections. These
Democratic candidates lost.
And so Clinton has to rede-

era if sre lif giig toaseibe
the come-back kid as her hus-
band did so successfully.

Obama persists with Liberal-
ismi in a large way and is
more in sync with Democratic
Obama's liberalism and
his intense affinity with the
Democratic Party's traditions
have issued huge dividends
for him; and quite rightly so,
as he implemented the 'how'
better than Clinton. But how
did Obama execute the 'how'
so well in his platforms to
emerge the winner of a long
hustling and bustling 17-
month campaign? The an-
swer may lie with the power
of the new media, among
other things. The University
of Westminster through its
business development net-
work 'New Media Knowl-
edge' provides some useful
answers that run as follows:*
1. Obama has a hyper-open
style for his liberalism, driven
through his tivitter feed, the
third most popular feed globally
with 32,400 supporters. Clinton
had nothing nearly as equivalent
to this feed.
2. Nielsen Online reported
that 518,000 persons streamed
828,000 videos from Obama's
website in March alone. Clinton
reached 351,000 persons who
streamed 551,000 videos in the
sam Te m there was 'Invite
Barack', an e-mail response
system that responds to re-

The new media enabled
Obama to inject his message
comprehensively and coher-
ently to the American popu-
lace in the just-concluded
democratic Primary.
Obama surely will ma-
nipulate the new media to
Wuthering heights that we
have not witnessed before in
an American presidential
Obama, go for the coveted
prize in American polity.

6/7/2008. 11:53 PM



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From page eight
after eight woeful years of the Republican presidency of George Walker Bush.

In his victory speech last Tuesday night, Obama triumphantly declared to cheering thousands of
supporters: "Tonight, I can stand before you and say, America this is our moment. This is our time.
Our time to turn the page on the policies of the past..."
There are encouraging signals, at this stage, to believe that there will be a woman, a white American
woman--Hilary Clinlton--to help make this "our time" dream come true for more than black Ameri-
cans whose right to vote became a legal reality just 42 years ago. Then, Obama would have been among
the four-year old kids to understand anything about the heroic struggles of the Civil Rights movement
for the right to vote.
The possibility of now having a former First Lady and current Senator of New York as his Vice
President would certainly give even greater significance to the history of this year's presidential cam-
For never before has any woman in American politics come so far, and ivith the highest
tally of popular votes against a competitor--the real measurhag rod for democracy--though
she failed to secure the decisive delegate votes that went to Obama.
Hillary Clinton, whose tenacity during the intense and, at times quite divisive campaign won her
much admiration, was expected to make an official announcement this weekend on why and how she
intends to support Obama's bid for the White House, even if not as his Vice-President running mate.
Together, they may yet be the 'dream team' to defeat the Republican McCain,
Obama, grcious in victory, was in a mood to shower Clinton with praise, declaring that the 60-year-old New
York Senator "had made history herself... She is a leader who inspires millions of Americans with her strength, her
courage and her commitment. Our party and our country are better off because of her, and l am a better candidate
for having had the honour to compete with Hilary Rodham Clinton..."
Well, more than reassuring words are needed to make the 'dream team' a reality. The BBC's Wash-
ington-based editor, Matt Frei, writing last week on the "mountain Obama now has to climb", having
secured the nomination, offered this very telling observation:
"If America votes with its heart, it will elect Obama. If it votes with its gut, it will go for McCain.
Who knows what organ will prevail in 2008..." For, as viewed by the BBC's man in Washington, "Mr.
Obama has effectively won the nomination on a losing streak.
Mrs. Clinton has lost on a winning streak."

NliniStry of Education
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to fill the posit-ion of

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Jobs Decscription/Speciflication can be obtained fr-om the Persmonnl Department,
Ministry of' Education, 21, Br-ickdam. Georgetowtn.

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OVER the next two years or
so, most of the economies in
the Caribbean are expected
to face some challenges
brought on by what market
watchers are predicting as an
imminent global economic
slowdown, with the world cur-
rently on the cusp of it.
The main factors driving
this global slowdown, according
to the economists and financial
analysts, are coming from the
impact of the sub-prime mort-
gage crisis on firianciallinstitu-
tions in the United Stages, Eu-
rope and elsewhere, higher oil
and commodity prices higher
food prices and the persistence
of inflationary pressures owing
to higher oil and food prices.
A recent paper compiled by
former deputy governor of
Trinidad and Tobago's Central
Bank, Dr. Terrence Farrell and
his research assistant Anna Lee
Ali already paints a slowing
down of the economies in
Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados
over the next couple of years as
a result of the global slowdown.
Although seeing a fairly ro-
bust economy for energy-based
Trinidad and Tobago, it points
to worrisome signs for the twin-
island state arising from the ac-
celeration of inflation, falling oil
production and rising crime lev-
The paper, 'Prospects for
the global and regional econo-
mies' presented by Dr. Farrell,
the CEO-designate of One Car-
ibbean Media Limited at the re-
cent Business Insight Caribbean
Investor Conference 2008, pre-
dicted weaker growth for
Guyana over the next couple of
The paper however noted
that while the Guyanese
economy experienced weak
growth interspersed with occa-
sional declines over the 1998-
2005 period, it registered very
robust growth in the past two
years driven by investment and

consumption-supported by
external financing and grants,
FDI, remittances, and domestic
Inflation accelerated in 2007
to 12.2% due to the higher food
and fuel costs which also re-
flected initial adjustments fol-
lowing the VAT implementation.
After depreciating steadily
at 2.3% per annum over 1999-
2004 from.G$178 to G$198,
the exchange rate has stabilised
over the last year at around
In the case of Jamaica,
heavily dependent on imported
oil, the projection is for a lower
rate of growth of under 1.5% for
2008, lower than the IMF's
World Economic Outlook which
puts the island to grow by 2.4%
in 2008 double the rate
achieved in 2007.
Jamaica's inflation rate
in March 2008 stood at 19.9
percent, measured on a year
to year basis, unchanged from
February. In January and
February 2008, the Central
Bank of Jamaica raised inter-
est rates on all its open mar-
ket instruments in an at-
tempt to stabilize the foreign
exchange market. The six-
month T-bill rate stood at
13.28% as at March 2008.
Although unemployment
has declined, it remains high at
about 10.4%. Foreign exchange
reserves are in excess of US$2.1
billion. .
Jamaica has experienced
positive but weak growth over
the period 2000-2007.
Inflation which had acceler-
ated between 2003 2005 due
to hurricanes and higher oil
prices, fell significantly to 5.7%
in 2006 and surged to 16.8% in
2007 as measured on a year to
year basis.
Weaker growth is also an-
ticipated for Barbados although
the tourism-based economy ex-
panded by 4% for the first
quarter of this year.

The Barbadian economy
grew at 4.2% in 2007, follow-
ing growth rates of 4.1% and
3.9% in 2005 and 2006 respec-
For the first quarter of
2008, cruise ship passenger ar-
rivals on the island grew by ap-
proximatelyy 8.7% and follows
six consecutive quarters of ro-
bust growth as cruise tourism
continues to rebound from the
slump recorded during January
2005 to June 2006.
Although the prediction is
for fairly robust growth in the
Trinidad and Tobago economy
over the next two years,.the au-
thors said there are worrisome
signs for the twin-island state
arising from the acceleration of
inflation, falling oil production
and rising crime levels.
With inflation running at
over 9%, real interest rates on
deposits are now significantly
Crude oil production is fall-
ing rapidly and within recent
years exploration activity has
declined and fewer successful
Despite the fact that the
unemployment rate has been
declining steadily for the past
five years, the murder rate has
risen and the rise in crime on the
twin-island state has negatively
affected the confidence of local
and foreign investors as well as
the business sector.
Official, estimates indi-
cated that the economy grew
at about 5.5% in 2007,
though the final estimate is
likely to be higher. The au-
thors projection is for growth
of about 6.2% in 2008.
Despite the prognosis for
an economic slowdown for most
of our countries, many are op-
timistic that the Caribbean has
reached a juncture, with the
confluence of events, which
point to opportunities to help
them, not only to confront the
challenges short term but for

their long term sustainability.
Apart from the worrying
crime situation which nobody
seems to have practical solu-
tions for its reduction, the other
two major challenges confront-
ing the small economies are high
food and oil prices.
Managing Director of Re-
public Bank Limited, David
Dulal-Whiteway, for in-
stance, suggests that these
adverse situations offer op-
portunities for the estab-
lishment of regional food
production and distribution
companies and for the forma-
tion of companies that are in-
volved in alternative energy
such as wind and hydroelec-
tric power.
There were also opportuni-
ties for the business community
to design and champion regional
solutions, to not only attract fi-
nancing but to bring them to
bear on some of our own chal-
Already, there is a drying up
of liquidity and higher interest
rates spreads as lenders are con-
fronted by the credit squeeze in
the US and elsewhere and have
become more selective in meet-

ing financing needs of emerging
market borrowers such as those
in the Caribbean.
Dulal-Whiteway asserts
that our countries need to work
out the solution themselves.
Some of these solutions
might be found in having mod-
ern regulations, a regional bond
and equity market, the structure
of regional firms, the role of
multi-national corporations` and
growth of the larger regional
companies which are all integral
to improvements in the regional
investment climate.
The stock markets of
Trinidad and Tobago, Ja-
maica and Barbados which
have a capitalization of US$40
billion is already evident that
investors are willing to take
risks and invest in new in-
Former Jamaican Finance
Minister Dr. Omar Davies also
believes that there are many op-
portunities for the Caribbean fi-
nancial system but it must first
be re-oriented and restructured
where it can stand equal with
the best in the world.
But an important factor
which will influence the

march toward this is the will-
ingness of leadership in the
region, in both the public and
private sectors tb abandon
some of the "cast in stone"
prerequisites for deepening
regional integration.
Dr. Davies laments that too
much of the discussion on eco-
nomic integration is dominated
by bureaucratic wrangling about
objectives. Conversely, too little
is focused on devising pragmatic
solutions to new challenges.
He suggested that the
Caribbean should seek to
identify a "do-able" prag-
matic set of actions which
could then lead to an expan-
sion of output of goods and
services within the region.

Moo inCAICO a

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leading to huge rises in meat

mit Turning grain into meat in-
volves an input-to-output ratio
of between three-to-one and
will not raise yields further in eight-to-one, depending on what d
most places, and besides water kind of meat is being produced,
availability is now a huge con- so huge amounts of grain pro-
straint. Indeed, much of the land duction are being withdrawn
now under irrigation will go from human consumption as.
back to dryland farming when meat production rises.
jhe fossil aquifers that provide The right priorities, in.
the water are pumped dry, this situation, are to work on i
mostly in the next fifty years. banning the most harmful
And all this before we forms of bio-fuel in the me- iI
even get to the problem the dium term "diverting -..--
FAO conference was actually around 100 million tonnes of
supposed to deal with: cli- cereals to bio-fuel has had an ket phenomenon, has pushed
mate change. The first and impact on food prices," as all that aside. All we are go-
Sworst impact of global warm- FAO head Jacques Diouf ing to see for a while from
ing will be to reduce the rain- tactfully put it and to the politicians is short-term
fall over some of the world's concentrate on measures that fire-fighting in an area where
main crop-growing areas, so help agriculture to adapt to there is actually little that
the future may be one of climate change for the longer they can usefully do. A pity,
growing population (9 billion term. though not exactly a surprise.
by 2050, up from 6.5 billion (Plus, of course, measures
now?) and declining global to mitigate how much climate
food production. change we actually cause with Gwynne Dyer is a London-
Moreover, demand is grow- our greenhouse gas emissions.) based independent journal-
ing even faster than population Th urn odpie ist whose articles are
because rising prosperity, in crisis, though mainly a mar- published in 45 countries.


Applicationls are invited f'romn suitably qlualified persons fo~r the position ofl
~oM ERI).!li:EiY ETWORK TEGINICIAN in th IUnivetrsitv of~l~uvana:

Req uirements:

(i) At least s C:XC' pa;ssest including Mathe~matic s andf English
Language. (Physics will be anl advantage) Phis possession of A+
Certification and Networ~k+ Certification AND an extcellent track
record o~f at least five years of generl-l comrpute-r and network
installation. maintenance and repair experience; OR

(ii) an eq uivalent comlbinatio n ofeducation and e x p e ri enc e
sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the post.
Additional technical qualifications such as GjTI Technician
C~ertifircate (Electronics/ Te-lecommltunicatiocn s) will be a distinct

SALARY SCALE: Computer/Network Technician
SUB8s:$ 57,26 1 $77,94i0

IDetailed li st of d~uti es can be obtained from the Personnel D~ivisi on.

Placement would be dependent on level of qualification and relevant

BE.NEFITS: Currently include a monthly transportation allowance,
uniform, non-contributory 19edical Insurance Scheme,
Annual/Vacation Leave and Leave Passage allowance
(where applicable).

Applications with Culrriculum Vitae (3 copies) starting full name, date of
birth, marital status, qualifications, (with dates and overall grades
obtained), work experience (with dates), full names and addresses of
three referees (one of whom must be your present or. last employer
where applicable) must reach the Personnel Division, University of
Guyana, P.O. Box 101110,GCeorgetown, E-mail- ugpd@telsnetgypnet,
Fax No. 592-222-4181, not Inter than Wednesday, June 25, 2008.



From- 9, Jun~e all applicants f~or visas to the UK will be required to make appo~intments

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Complete, save, prinlt off and submit the onlline application form.

Book. an appointment online. Print a copy of your Appointment
Confirmation Notice

Arrange a banker's draft in U'S$; through GBTI or Scotia Bank. The draft
should be payable to 'British Consulate General New Y'ork'. A list of fees
canl be found on. www.britainulsa.com7. Alternatively you may pay by credit
card online.

On the day of your appointment come to the Vrisa section with the signed
completed printout of your online application fonn, valid passport,
supporting documnent-s anld banker's draft.

Submijt these to the Visa Clerk. At the same time your fingerprints will be
taken. Without fingerprints it is not possible to process your application.

Your application, passport, documents and bankers draft will be sent to the
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The British High Commission in Gieorgetown will contact you when your
passport is ready for collection (usually within 20 working days). Please DO
NOT contact us.

Persons who would have already submitted their online application are advised to
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Applicants must ensure that their documents are in order. Failure to do so can result
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WHEN they started planning
the food -summit in Rome a
year ago, it was going to be
about the impact of climate
change and bio-fuels on the
world's food supply. It turned
out to be mainly about the
runaway price of food, which
is having a big impact on the
world's poor and that's a
pity, because there's not a lot
that an international confer-
ence can do about a short-
term problem like that.
The conference, sponsored
by the UN's Food and Agricul-
ture Organisation, attracted
forty heads of state and govern-
ment far more than it would
have a year ago because they
have to be seen to be doing
something about prices. But the
immediate need to find the
money to feed the very poor,
who simply cannot buy food at
current prices, has been met by
a donation of $500 million from
Saudi Arabia that covers two-
thirds of the World Food
Programme's $755 million emer-
gency appeal.
There's not much more to
be done about the short-tr~m
problem, because the huge rise
in the prices of basic foods over
the past year rice tripled in

price land wheat more than
doubled has been driven
mainly by the market over-re-
acting to relatively minor mis-
matches of supply and demand.
A five percent shortfall in world
wheat supply, caused partly by
the Australian drought, led to a
130 percent rise in price, but
the price is already coming
down again on the expectation
of a much bigger crop this year.
In rice, there was no
shortfall at all, but supply
was so tight that prices
started going up, whereupon
some of the biggest producers
like India, Pakistan and Viet-
nam imposed export bans to
protect their domestic mar-
kets from shortages. Since
only about 7 percent of the
world's rice is traded interna-
tionally, that immediately led
to panic buying by big im-
porters like the Philippines
and Indonesia, and in mid-
May the price hit $1,000 a
tonne. (It was $327 a year
Maize (corn, mealies) was a
different case, with a huge and
ever-growin~g share of the crop
in the United States being di-
verted into the black hole of
bio-fuel, and absolute scarcities

in some other countries as a re-
sult. Maybe the conference
could do something about that,
although since the Bush admin-
istration (which created this
folly with its subsidies) is still
in office in the United States, it
seems unlikely. -
The clirrent spike in food
prices will ease, but the long-
term problem is real, because
the 200-year trend of falling
food prices is probably at an
end. The cost of food as a share
of total income has been falling
since the settlement of the U.S.
Midwest, the Argentine pampas
and Australia brought huge new
areas of land into cultivation
during the 19th century. The
human population has grown
sixfold since 1800, but until re-
cently food production has
grown even' faster most of the
time, so prices fell.
That era is now over. More
land could be brought under the
plough, especially in Africa. but
it would barely balance the
amount that is going out of pro
duction worldwide because of
urbanisation and salination.
The huge rise in crop yields
of the latter 20th century can-
not be repeated. because putting
even more fer~tiliser on7 the land

6/8/2008. 12:08 AM

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Management of Technical

Support, Part I u


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for enrollment ill our Refr-actionl
'Technicialn Trai~ning. Technicians are trained to provide eye care services i~n pubilic health

This Program will be executed at GPHC in collaborations with CCB! Eye Care Caribbean ;
and there is a m~axim~um number of four training positions.
Minimum required admission qualifications are:
1)Completion of (5) years of secondary education with a miiiimum pass of grade 3
in the CXC subjects: English A, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
2) Minim~umof 18 years.

Graduates will be required to work in Regions # 3, 4, 6 & 10.

Please send written application with CV to:
Institute of Health Science Education GPHC,
Administr-ative Building,
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Closing date f~or submnission of application is June 20, 2008.

For further information kindly contact telephone # 227-1878 or 22,5-3352.

Only ~shortlisted candidates will be contacted or acknowded

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, May 30, 2008 Thursday, June 5, 2008
BuigRate SelsgRate
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

NonbanicCambios Av. (5 largest) 200.00 201650 -

BoG Weigined Average Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = OS203.65i

B, Canadfian Dollar

BatikAverage 161.23 154 186.57 i~90.83' i

C. Pou~id ierli

Bank Average i 350 20 373.93 3941.8.1 401.43

D. Eulro

Bank Average 255. 00 277.80 283. 75 197.20

E. Saected Caickom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
B~~ep L~ondo InI rba Ofe d

TE$= G$ 28.56
Bdos$i= G$ 89.52 6 months 3.191063 US 5.00%i -
:: JS= GS 4.45 1 year 3.16375% Guyana (wgt.) 14.01i
'' EC$= GS 67.85
Beiize$= GS 94.81
Source: International Department, Baink of Guyana.

looked pt is that of the man- .
aeinlent of information, par-
ticularly what happens fol,~ ~
lowtog the completion' of asl-
signn~ieds.r ~I m al~laist cer-
tain that no one wouldi dis-
agred tha't some of the recom-
.mendartions of some studies
were not implemented due to .
external and other factors.
Very often, the country does
not have the capacity to
implement certain recom-
mendations, or some are not
practicable at the time they
are made. Within the indi-
vidual entities, there are, by
and large, few mechanisms
which capture recommenda-
tions for decision-making at
the most opportune time, re-
gardless of whether that time
comes months or even years
after the initial study. Addi-
tionally, in the larger arena,
because there is no central .
hub fdr information, the op-
portunity to magke mairumum .
cross-sectoral use of the find-
ings and recommendations of
various consultations is usu-
ally lost.
Regarding information shar-
ing and information manage-
ment, I am advocating not sim-
ply just a repository for infor-
mation to be accessed by inter-
ested parties but a proactive in-
formation sharing centre from
where relevant information
could be sent to individual agi~n-
cies by staffed trained specifi-
cally for that purpose.
Then there is the issue of
how well we plan our

E i i'IS week, I will ietamine
time issue of foreign techn'ical
,rsupinart presided through
variouss oosnsltancies. par-
ticularly whether enough
. value for money is received
from thexth OverE the (past tep
years, Guyana has benefited
significantly from foreign
technical support in almost
every conceivable area. There
is no empirical data, but my
estimate says it is in millions
of US dollars and of this
amount, a significant frac-
tion goes towards funding
While this technical support
is critical, there is still the cost-
benefit question. Are we getting
the maximum value for money
from these various
consultancies? Are we
maximising the use of the infor-
mation gathered? Is thee
proper ynanagenient of the infor-
;mation? Are we adequately
implementing the recommenda-
This-week, we'll deal largely
with how iliformaition from
conisultaiucies is used, or the
lack thereof.
We can assume that with re-
gard to certain consultancies, for
example, those concerned with
national security,, the sharing of
the information.within them
would b~e problematic. How-
ever, we can also assume that
the information gathered from
the vast majority of consulta-
tions in Guyana is not of an in-
herently sensitive nature.
A lot of these studies are

sectordriven,andwhile constli-
Sants.14ay use information froni
' keltiple sectors in conductiqg a
particular study, the final ere'st~ts
of many consultancies are often i
restricted to the priniary sector
of concern to the consultant.
Very often, these reports are
managed in such a way that il-
formation which may well be
useful across sectors is not dis-
I am of the belief that the
content in many consultants' re-
ports should be managed for use
not only in the specific sector
for which the report was done,
but also by other agencies,
academia and the general public.
When one considers the level of
investment being made, one can
safely say that a key method of
increasing the value of informa-
tion is making it available across
the sectors.
Lots of the information pro -
vided from these studies were
valuable in many respects and
could have been used to guide
the~ development of other
projects; in terms of providing
the sort of information neces-
sary for decision making, among
a number of other benefits that -
can be listed. If there is more
information sharing at the time
of developing the terms of ref-
erence for foreign technical sup-
port, then the potential for du-
plication in the funding of vari-
ous initiatives could be reduced,
freeing up more money to be
placed in other areas of devel-
One area that needs to be

c~ohsultancies in order to
maxdnise the~ benefits frqm the
prdcicss. Because, of the level of
itwpstrnest made, there is a need
to manage more of these iriter-
veritions in such a ivay that we
can define from the inception,
terms of references to determine
what is really needed, instead of
leaving the consultant to define
the parameters of any particu-
lar study, as has occurred in
some cases.
Another area of planning
has to do with inter-agency
cooperation with
consultancies. It may well be
that while certain sectors may
have the resources to com-
mission particular studies,
others do not; although there
may be some intersect be-
tween the areas of interest.
Agency A, for example, has
the resources to conduct a
study on one particular
sectoral issue; Agency B, on
the other hand, is short of re-
sources to conduct a similar
study relevant to its particu-
lar sector. If there was
greater involvement or coop-
eration between the two
agencies,' then Agency A
could simply broaden the pa-
rameters of its study to ac-
commodate the needs of
Agency B.
Something that ought to
be given serious thought

when strategically plamling
these consultancies Is the.
level of effort it places on the.
human resources in local
agencies. In some institu-
tions at any given time there
are about two or three
consultancies, and the con-
sultants have to interact with
staff who may be spending a
significant part of their time
in supporting the work of the
various consultants. In some
cases the benefits of these
engagements may not neces-
sarily outweigh the cost of
engaging consultants, par-
ticula'rly if the value of the
consultancy only lies in rec-
ommendations which cannot
be implemented. While the
engagement of consultants is
necessary, we need to have
some idea of the transaction
cost to the entity relative to
the commitment of human
resources in supporting
In terms of development of
human resources, twinning our
local people in a strategic man-
ner with external consultants is
a method of capacity building
which can be factored in the
terms of reference of
consultancies. In twinniing there
is the potential for building the
capacity of local technical staff
so that not only the outcoine of
studies stays with us but also

knowledge of the methodologies
Finally, one other recom-
mendation in regard to the en-
tire issue is that view that we
should hire someone to under-
take a cross-sectoral analysis
of all the consultaircies which
have taken place in the coun-
try within a ten year period,
beginning from last year and
going backward. In short,
what we may need is a major
consultancy on consultancies:
in Guyana.
Next week, we will take a
look at the most cruelal issue.
regarding foreign technical
support thi'ough
consultancies, that of the
implementation of recom-;

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Appl ications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following posit-ions:
1. RESIDENT TUiTOR at the level of LEC:TURERI I ORi 11 at the Ann~a Regina
Centre, Institute of Distance and C~onti nu ing Education, U~niversity of G~uyana.


A good First Degree inl English. Education, M/athecmatics, Science, Social Sciences. or
Management. Three to five years teaching experience at the
supervisory Level of' headmaster/headmistress. education -officeriteacher
educators is essential.

SPost-graduate qualification in Education or Adult Education anzd previous experience in
Teacher Training/M/anagement will be an advantage as would be evidence of
community service and computer skills and research.

The successful applicant will be required to reside in Region 2.

Summary of Duties

Duties will include the teaching of at least one programme relevant to his/her field;

administering the Centre; organizing and developing programmes f'or Continuing

Education; working collaboratively wcithl other relevant agencies in addressing the

Educational needs of the Region and conducting and assisting in relevant research




Tel No. 333-3120 Fax No. 333-5198

1. Tlhe Regional Democratic Council, Region 6, invites bids from pre-
.qualified contractors to undertake the following wourks:-
.i ~i):. ])idges
I (a) Construction of Heavy Duty 'Timber Bridge, Conakabora Creek.

ii) Buildings-Administration
(a) Construction of Regional Stores Buildinlg, RDC Compound,
Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam

iii) Buildings Education
(a) Construction of Nursery School, Gibraltar
(b) Construction of Nurseryv School,No.79~ Village
(c) Rehabilitation of .T.1 Lab, Black Bush Polder Secondary School


(I) B.Engg. (Civil!Electrical) (whichever is applicable), or equivalent qualification

in thle relevant field plus fo~ur (4) years experience in a teaching/esearch laboratory


(ii) Full Technological Technician Certificate or equivalent plus two years post

qualification experience.

Anyone recruited from overseas (as determined by the University regullations), will
receive up to four fu11 economy air fares (i.e. for self, spouse and two unmarried chilIdren

up to eighteen years of age) from point of recruitment, limited removal expenses and a
settliing-in allowance.

Salary Scales: ResidentTutor (Lecturerl!ll) U[A2: $100,82?3 148,268/
UA3: $124,548 -5177,924
TechnologistI UAl: $ 88,964-$133,440
Technologist II UA2: $ 100,823 148,268
Technologist Ill UiA3: $118,617- $169,.451

Placement on Salary Scale would be de~pendent on level of qualification and relevant

Benefits currently include nron-taxable housing and travelling allowances, contributory
medical and pension schemes; gratuity and entertainment allowance (where applicable),
study'sabbatical leave (whichever is applicable), leave passage anld book allowances.

Applications within Curriculum Vitae, stating full name, date of birth, marital status,
qualifications (with dates and overall grades obtained), work experience (withl dates).
full names and addresses of thrf~_re..e...(3 grfees who can testify to tly
academnic!professionalitechnical capabilities of the applicant, (onte of whom must be your
present or last emnpkiyer, where appic able) must reach the Personlnel Division, University
of Guyana, P.O. Box 10-1110, Georgetown, Emadi: ug~pde,~telsnergy~~ne or Fax: 592-
222-4181, or Courier Service, not later than W~ednesdavolu ne 25, 2008. (TeL. Nos. 592-
222-5271/4181), ~Ll~~ww edjuedgy


ii) Maintenance of Buildings Public W1orks
(a) Rehabilitation of C-428, Living Quarters, Vryman's Erven
(b) Rehabilitation of C-51,Living Quarters, 'Vryman's Erven

usii) -Drainage and Irrigation
(a) Manual cleaning, Canje Creek, from Newv Forest to Potocoo
(b) Manual cleaning L/MI Frontlands Distributary
2.Bid documents can be uplifted from the Regional Accounting Unit,
Regional Democratic Council, Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam, B3erbice
any working day at a non-refundable fee of Two thousand, five hundred
.dollars ($2,500.00) for each bid document for the above projects.
3. Each bid must be submitted separately, in a plain, sealed envelope,
biearinlg no identification of the Bidder. The project bid for, must be
marked at the top, left hand corner and addressed to the Chairman,
Regional Tender Board, Regional Democratic Council, Region 6,
Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam, Berbice and deposited in the tender
box at the above address no later than 9:00hrs on June 20'",2008.
4. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidder~s or their representatives
immediately thereafter, in the Boardrouom of the Regional Democratic
5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the
National Insu~rance Scheme and Guyvana Revenue Authority.
6. The Regiumd ~Tender Board reserves the right to reject any or. all bids
without anyten~;~cison(s) whatsoever and not to necessarily award to the
lowest Bidder.

Bhadase Poonali
Regional Executive Officer(ag)
Region 6

iv) D~rainage and Irrigation
(a) Constr~uction of Timber Revetment, N~o. 3 Sluice, Crabwood
(b) Construction of R.C. Aqlueduct, Tain
(c) Construction of R.C. Drainage Structure, Belvedere


i v).: Land Development
(a) Rehabilitation of Little India Road
(b) Upgrade Street, East Canefield, East Canje
i) :Maintenance of Buildings Education


Rehabilitation of C-335,No.43 Primary School
Rehabilitation of C-524, Savannah Park Nursery School
Rehabilitation of C-307, Vryman's Erven Secondary School
Rehabilitation of C-356,St Aloysious Primary School

Rehabilitation of C-68, New Amsterdam Secondary School
Rehabilitation of C-352, New Amnsterdam Primary School
Rehabilitation of C-51. St Therese Primary School

6/7/2008, 11:57 PM



In aug ural music awards

set for November


Guyana Geology and Mines Commission

'AT THE LAUNCH': Seated from left are: Kofi Branch, Richard Young, Sonia Noel and
Kwame Mc Coy. (Photo by Adrian Narine)

Police report hanging

SulClde in loc k-ups
A IMAN hanged himself in the lock-ups at Mlahaica Station. East Coast Demerara. on Tires-
day. invecstigating Police reported.
A\ release said the man. Surenndranauth Bogenauth alas 'Sladaie'. 32. of Belmont. Maharca, had
been detained followr ang a Court appearance and commmetd suicide abour 14:30) b.
The release saud Bogenauth had appeared before Magistudrat Yohanese Cavet on a charge of threat-
eth7g lanu g. ajmalz on nel Rmohn at eof aelmnioruand. \ hen the case wras adlourned.
Po~ce said Boge~nauth tentured there and abused Ramjohn and she made a report. causing him
to be arrested and placed to stt on the bench In the Enqlutries O~ffce.
Howele~r, while Ramlohn wa;s being quesuoned In relatuon to the abuse. Bogenaurh cuffed her
on the face in the presence of the Police
As a result, he w as then placed mn the cell. pending resumption of the Court proceedings but
w hen the Pohee wecn t in escort him back Into the courtroom. he was found hanging. by hrs feather
bell, from the \enullation window~ on the door, Pohece Jaid.
Bogenauth was taken to Georgeroars Public Hospital (GPFD where he was pronounced
dead on arrival, the Police release said.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
for the position of:

The applicant must possess the following:

Two (2) yrs experience as a G~raphic Artist/Typist
A m inimzum of three subjects wh ich include Engl ish L~anguage at CXC Grades 1 -
3, GCE O'Level or eqluivatlent.
Versed knowledge in C~orelnraw P'rogra mme
Knowledge of Corel Photo Paint. Adobe Photo Shop, PAGjEMAKER. Publisher
and Microsoft Gard wouldbhean asset
A flare~ for creativity in the designing of C~alendars, Brochures, Letterheads,
Annu~al Reports, Call Cards. Greeting Cards, etc.
T~he abi lity to prepare Artwork for colour Separations 8nd proofing.
And ability to communicate effectively with Customers and various departments
that are linked.
Applications must be submitted on or before June 20, 2008 to:

The Administrative Officer
Guvana National Printers L~imited
1 Public Road
La Penitence

A certdf~ate will bc nt~:lrded fo.r thec medlial openiy lha pul UIl...<1 the most stories on t~he work of
GGEMC, exploraitio~n 1:I lullnpn aIndi the~ unpo~rtinu:e 'bl the~ Ileacll and petroleum sectors to the
decve~lopment of~iuydnt:
Submissiont of Entries
Entrhiesmust be submitted by 1 5 .uly 2008.
Ent~ry F~orms may be uplifted fro~m the C.N. Barron I.ibrary~, GGjMC, Upperll Brickdlaml.
Entries can be Submnitted by Hland or via Registered Post to the:
Deputy Commissioner
Guyana Geology~ imd Mines Commtissions
Upper Brickdani

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By Shirley Thomas
GUYANA will once again be
making its mark mn the inter-
national music arena by re-
warding artistic excellence in
the music industry through a
novel event here -the first
ever Accolade Awards and
Mega Show billed for No-
The brainchild of a team
dubbed 'Accolade', the Music
Awards of Guyana, which
promises to be Guyana's most
prestigious gala event, was
launched on Friday at the Zoom
Inn here in the city.
The launch was the culmi-
nation of much preparatory
work by a keenly enthusiastic
and professional team compris-
ing Guyanese and Caribbean

personalities in the creative
arts. At the helm is a core team
comprising, Executive Director
- Kwame Mc Coy. Production
Managers are Sonia Noel, Ri-
chard Young and Kofi Branch.
Other key functionaries (but
not present at Friday's launch)
include: Burchmore Simon;
Kerwyn Bollers; Rawle
Ferguson and Public Relations
and Marketing Officers -
Malcolm Ferreira; David Will-
iams among others,
The vision of the team, in-
terested in partnering with ma-
jor sponsors, to recognize and
see local talent in the music in-
dustry surge to another level,
commanding both local and inter-
national admiration and respect.
Meanwhile, the objectives
of the Music Awards, Mc Coy

said, are:
To recognize, appreciate
and reward local artistes and
music professionals for
their contributions to the striv-
ing music industry if Guyana.
To extend motivation and
provide exposure for local
artistes all relevant to the
growth and development of the
music industry in Guyana.
To provide an opportu-
nity for local artistes to marker
and highlight their talent as a
To encourage and promote
quality, as well as to increase
meaningful involfre~itheMn an
effort to ensure the overall de-
velopment of the music indus-
try in Guyana.
Accolade officials noted that
the music industry is at a "criti-

cal crossroad, and deserves ev-
ery effort to highlight its
achievements, motivate its
artistes, elevate standards, en-
courage artistic excellence, and -
utilise talents that may be in-
clined to engage in negative

Undoubtedly unsurpassed
in Caribbean, Guyana's Music
Awards offers artistes the op-
portunity to enter in about
forty categories, with plans
afoot to be given coverage by
about thirty media entities -
print and electronic local and

Accolade officials specu-
late that "with an event of
this magnitude, the music in-
dustry will catapult to a new
level," providing great ben-
efits for artistes and sponsors

T'he Giuyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) will be introducing an AIward Scheme for
Exrcellence in Journalism in Mining inlGuyalna.
Objectives oft1he Awardare:
To promllote investigative reportling in.Mininlg in Guyana.
Toi recognize the work of Joumrnlist~s in producing andl publishing information on
Exploration, Mining and the mineral or petroleum sectors in Guyana.
To recognlize the work orf Media organisations inl producing and publishing info~rmation on
Exploration and/ior Mining in Guyna-
Criteria for Judgiing Enitries
T'he entries will bejudged on the following:
Originality of the Subject Under this requirement the story mulst have had the capacity to
impress(but not sensationalism) byits uniqueness
Quality of the Content The story must h~avie been reported in a professional. manner
.throughtstyle, structure and objec-tivity of'information.
Quality of thle Reisearch The story must have demonst-rated thi~ I ,ugh~lne~i in its Edi l
compilifig and incorporating relevant information. E
Relevance to Mining in Gjuyana T-7his requirement will examine the degree to which the
story; linked mining and the work. of the mining and mineral or p~etroleulm sector to the
developmlenltproceshir iC~uyana:
Potential Publid Impuact This re~quirement examines the capacity of the story to have an
infonnativieand educative impact on the getfera lpublic and other stakeholders.
Publication Dates for Elligiible Submissioins -.~~:

Eligible works mlust have beer) paiblisheiibtheteen 1 July 2007, and
1 Julv, 2008.

Prje~wil l~warde dimhree categories:

A lard~ will Il e resented durinal llinjing eek 25 to 29A9ugust,2008.

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NINE sons and daughters- of
the soil who have made their
mark in their adopted home,
the United States of America
(USA), and done Guyana
proud in the process were
honoured at a reception Fri-
day at New York's City Hall.

The event, which was
hosted by the Guyana Tri-State
Alliance under the patronage of
Speaker of the New York City
Council, Ms Christine Quinn,
and Councilmen Dr Kendall
Stewart, Dr Mathieu Eugene and
Mr. Leroy Comre, saw awards
being conferred on Dr Juliet A.
Emanuel, educator; Mr. Eshri

Singh, broadcaster; Mr. Paul
Lachhu, publisher; Mr. Harry
Bissoon, community activist;
Mr. Desmond Roberts, a former
officer of the Guyaea Defence
Force (GDF); Bishop Melba
Williams; Judge Pam Jackson
Brown; Dr George Jhagroo, gas-
troenterologist; and Pastor
Alfred Cockfield.

Also honoured with a spe-
cial award from the Guyana Tri-
State Alliance was Queens Bor-
ough President, Ms Helen
Marshall, whose parents were
Addressing the function,
which was held to mark

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Preparing for the hoist: From left are Colonel Hartley Liverpool, Chairman of
the Bowling Green Association, Mr Arthur Piccolo, Mlarc Gomes and
Committee to.Celebrate Guyana founder, Felicia Persaud.

Almira Brasse again lent her operatic voice to the
event, as her rendition of Guyana's National Anthem,
a cappella, in the magnificent rotunda left the crowd
speechless with pride. A representative from the
Brooklyn borough's President's Office also declared
`The Republic of Guyana independence day in
Brooklyn` before Guyanese-born Menes de Griot and
his Shanto drummers turned up the heat in the
m1"fata withaa trdrit reniin on drum teafar
while the STARS teen dance group of Brooklyn
brought an element of hip-hop to the event. Emcee
Bobby Vieira, of One Caribbean Radio, then turned
the ceremnony' s ocus on the 2008 honorees, who
included M~arc Gomes. introduced by committee
mem-nber Don Profitt; Laparkan CEO, M~r Glen Kihan,
who was Introduced b~y~ Committee :member Chuck
Mohan; and Ms Leena Jainarine of Tota's Bakery,
introduced by Allison Skeete, also of the Committee
to Celebrate Guyana.
The Committee's first 'Friend Of Guyana` awards
were also ~presented to Western Union, introduced by
Irwine Clare of the Caribbean Immigrant Services;
and to the chair of the Bowling Green Association,
Arth-ur Piccolo.
As the awards concluded, King Raj of The Indo
Caribbean Star Finals Competition took the
microphone and brought the: audience alive with his
upbeat tempo rhythm that brought several persons
into the rotunda to 'party.` Other notable
performances came from Sammy Baksh; Ron Bobb-
Semple; The Mighty Rebel;' Marlon Jardine, who
performed `Small Days'; Harmonica Man from
Venezuela; Junior Kulcha; veteran Guyanese singer,
Cliff Joseph and his daughter Coriena; and reggae
stars H20 Wata Flo.
The Committee to Celebrate Guyana was founded
last year following a meeting with nationals like
Chuck Mohan, Ron Bobb-Semple, Allison Skeete,
Roger Gary, Don Proffit, Rickford Burke and Marina
Sahadeo among others last year.
The inaugural event in 2007 featured cultural
performances from many Guyanese artistes
including Slingshot Drepaul, Courtney Noel, Almira
Brasse, The Triad Group, the Verna Walcott dance
troupe, drummer Akayo, poets James Richmond and
Francis Quamina Farrier, and musical saw player,
Moses Josiah.
On that occasion, thousands of Guyanese
gathered near The Bull in Lower Manhattan to
celebrate the 41st anniversary, including
Guyana's ambassador to Washington, Mr Bayney
Karran, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and
several other elected and appointed offcials,
Hollywood actor Sean Patrick Thomas, boxer
Vivian Harris, Bollywood actor 1Kumar Guarav and
.movie producers, Rohit Jg( W
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The Golden Arrowhead enjoying a rare t~te-a-
ti~te with the Star-Spangled Banner. (Photos by
Hayden Roger Celestin)


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GUYANA'S Golden Arrowhead was accorded the rare privilege recently of flying side
by side with America's star-spatngled Banner high above New York's financial
district for one whole week after being raised there for the second consecutive year
on M~ay l by: the Committee to Celebrate Guyana.
.The occasion wits the observ~ance of Guylanas -l2nd Independence annlve~rsan'. The
brainchild of Ha~rd Beat Communications CEO, Fellcia Persaud, the actual h-olstmlg of
the flag was preceded by a V'IP reception and cultural presentation at the Alexanlder
Hamilton US Customs H-otise at Bowling Green. The flag was raised by re-t Ired Guya!na
Defence Force (GDF} officer, Colonel Hartley' Liverpool with the help of fellow Guya3nese,
Mr Marc Gomes, who's made a name for himself ill Hollywood, and Persaud.
Rain however forced the event to movie indoors, and the Bowling Green authorities
graciously closed off their magnificent rotunda so as to accommodate a series of cultural
performances by several Guyanese artis es. The event opened vith a word of prayer by
the Rev Evelyn John before Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs of New York City, Mr
Guillermo Linares handed over a proclamation by York City Mayor, Mr Michael
*Bloomberg, officially declaring Saturday:, May 31 `Guyanese Independence Day' in New
York City.


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To all the participantsof our

Second' Bieninial Business Fomm n

The Cariforum/E,U.

Econolalc Partnershrip AgZreement

"The Challenge to Transform"

We wish to thank all participants who attended our tgaennia),Business:Forumb eifd
on June 2, 2008 and especlally for the feiedbiack w diccte'~ate) ththeoour a
informative and timely. .-

As a result of this collaboration with over 120 members of the local business
community, we have been able to begin the process of transforming our businesses
to take advantage of the opportunities that are now available within the context of the
Cariforum/E.UI.Economic PartnershipAgreement.

The Board of Directors and Executive Management of thp Bank would especially like
to thank the following contributors who made the Forum A success:

His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo, President of the Cooperatjive Riepbublic of Guyana
Honourable Dr. Henry Jeffrey, Ministerof Foreign Trade and Interhnational Cooperation
*Mr. Carl Greenidge, Deputy Senior Director, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (CR.N.M.) .
*Mr. Nigel Durrant, Technical Analyst, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (C.R.N.M.)
Ms. Nlatallie Rochester, Services Analyst, Caribbean Regional Ne~gotiating Machi nery (C. R. N.M.)
Mr. Ljncoln Price, Private Sector Liaison, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (C.R.N.M.)

The papers presented at the Forum can be found on the GBTI WMebsite: www.gbtibank.com

GUYANIA CHRONICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008 II



The Government of Guyana (GOG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IADB) for the Mahaica to Rosignol Road Project. It is intended that
part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments for the supply of
Thle GOG through Ministry of Public Works & Communications now: invites sealed
quotations fr-om eligible suppliers for Electrical Instruments and Tools required for
maintenance oftraffic lights.
11ivitations, inclusive of Specifications and Quotation Forms, can be obtained from the
Office of the Coordinator, Works Services Group, Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown
during office hours: 8:00 hrs 16:30 hrs Mondays to Fridays Phone No. 225 9870 Ext.
108 and E-mail address wsgiiigol.net-ay

Procuremlent will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures specified in the procurement Act 2003 and the Invitation is open to all
suppliers from member countries of the IADB .
Quotations must be placed in sea Led envelopes, addressed to the Address given below and
deposited in the Tender Box of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications before
09.00 hours on Tuesday 24'h June 2008. Late Quotations will be rejected. Quotations will
be opened in the presence of suppliers or their representatives wvho choose to attend at the
address given below at 09:00 hours on the closing date. All Quotations from local
suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and NI'S Compliance Certificates. GOG
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the
procurement process.

T'he address for submission of quotations is:

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

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The YFS co-ordinator should have the following qualifications:

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13 June 2008

Glory Charles has just concluded his
first major solo art exhibition in London.
As he tells it, painting wasn't a first
He tried his hand at a few other media in
the visual arts mainly graphic design
and ceramics.
But painting, he says, allows him to
express himself a lot better, although at
the outset he considered the previously
mentioned avenues, as well as interior
design as they were seen as beingg more
Flirtation with brush
Glory's flirtation with the brush started
when he was in university.
He is a Fine Art graduate of the UK's .
University of Middlesex.
The young painter recalled: "I started
when I used to do art anid design in
college... illustration and textiles."
"When I did painting courses, I realized I
had a talent for painting... I then decided
to pursue it."
Glory's parents were not exactly thrilled
that their son was spending so much
time painting.
"M~y parents have come around now.
They see how many shows I have been
doing and now they see the finished
results. Initially they would say 'get a
job, get a plan....a proper plan....'" he
recalls with a smile.
It's clear that the young UK-Antiguan is
serious about his art.
Caribbean heritage

"Ilt's the immediacy of it. It's the
irariables. I like actually exploring the
properties of pain and what you can do
vith it and what: paint actually does as a
So how do Antigua and his Caribbean
heritage find its way into his work if at
It seems a~s though it's a question that
he gets asked quite a lot but has not yet
quite figured out the best answer to.
However, it's apparent that there is an
!''Antiguan force or element that perhaps
'he is nott even quite aware of.
"I th~in'k it kind of gulides me,"' he figures.
But is it something that he deliberately
g "l~ search of? '
yite, is his initial response,
h quickly followed up with what
~eadb a natural reference point:
"!I like Antiguan art. I like the
mythological, bold art and the sailing
shipss and the sea that I find when I
research Antiguan art."
And then that 'natural' connection
Sbu~at rprth,
"M/dadij lives what most Antiguans see
as an alternative lifestyle so I think that
informs it just as much.
,"There isn't always that acceptance but
Things reverberate through. So it's quite
ironic in a way."
;Glory Charles paintings could soon be
..on display in Antigua and Barbuda and
may even have a home there.
His parents have taken some of his

AT just 23 years old, Antigua-born UK-
based artist Glory Charles describes
his work as "having a freedom in
movement and colour."
"'The building blockss,' he .told BBC
Caribbean, "for expressing my
understanding of life."
A clearer understanding of that turn of
phrase comes from observing his art a
few of which are featured in this story.
"'I love to paint; painting is a-passion of
mine. Some people have natural desire to
paint. I find it relaxing. You can explore
issues in this world and the next realm."

works to the island and he reveals that's
his father is planning to open a gallery
there as well.
There are other influences in Glory
Charles life.
He is being mentored by Dr Helga Fox,
Director of HF Contemporary Art in
England, art critic and judge with the
UK's Royal Society of Arts.
He is one of a number of artists she
"When I saw Glory's work, I had the
immediate impression that he is more
than just a good artist. He is really
She also observ7es that: "With Glory's
work, the subject matter is very
intriguing.....it is an almost Egyptian
mythological approach to his work, the
colours are vibrant...that is in him from
early childhood I think."
Dr Fox sees a Caribbean connection,
perhaps a lot more vividly than even
Glonr does.
"It's his composition, the colour, his
whole personality seems to resonate in
his work'and you get this Afro-Caribbean
influence in it as well."
The 23 year-old's future in art seems
As Dr Fox put it: "Glory is young, He is
brilliant and very young for his; calibre.
Artistically, he is fantastic."

6/7/2008, 5:04 PM

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Hum ph rei B og art. J ames
Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck,
Ginger Rogers, Jean Harlow,
Joan Crawford, Jean Arthur, and
Greta Garbo.
The alert local cinema fan
learnt something ambitious from
such stars. Cinematic entertain-
ment for such fans was expected
to help their lives advance; it
was a form of reason and guid-
ance that brought practical so-
exal results.

Boom in fashion
One of the most popular re-
sults of classic cinema influence
was the boom in the local fash-
ion industry which dominated
the scene right up the 1970s. It
would not only make citizens
look elegant, but also enhance
their sense of self-esteem, beau-
tify life on the city streets and
at social gatherings such as cin-
ema attendance, house parties,
nightclub hopping, relaxing on
Sunday afternoons on the sea-
wall. But most of all, it created
self-employment and profes-
sional skills for ambitious citi-
zens. Such citizens cultivated a
sense of firm ambition from the
bonanza of high-spirited fash-
ion-conscious Hollywood,
French and Italian films that
dominated a daily page of illus-
trated movie advertisements in
local newspapers.
Obviously, those who re-
- mained focused and smart
realized that films with sunny
summer environments, or those
based on Europe's Mediterra-
nean coast, exhibited light tropi-
cal fashion styles that made
sense in BG/Guyana. The race
or ethnicity of actors and ac-
tresses who wore these clothes
was of no importance either,
since the films were being evalu-
ated for qualities immediately
practical and beneficial to one-

sel.. and notl Ilor whatever his-
torical attitudes and acts that
were attached to the historical
reputation of Europeans or
white Americans.
So, a popular suave colour
film like 'To Catch A Thief' of
the 1950s with Cary Grant and
Grace Kelly, filmed entirely on
the French Riviera, made sense
to the local fashion-conscious
crowd who liked how Cary
Grant dressed; the way his trou-
sers were cut; his light footwear
and the way his striped jersey
matched them. One also noticed
similar styles of people in the
film's background. Another simi-
lar film was 'The Devil's Hair-
pin', also of the 1950s, with
Cornel Wilde as a sporty,
dogged racing car driver in
Monte Carlo's Grand Prix, and
Jean Wallace, his sympathetic
fashionable love interest. Jerry
Lewis also dressed really suave
in that delightful hilariousl950s
film, 'Artists and Models',
which also starred Shirley
Maclaine, Dean Martin, and
Dorothy Malone. .

Social mores
However, it should be
stressed that what Guyanese
were interested in and sought to
adopt to the benefit of them-
selves and nation, was not a
blind glorification of 'celebrity'
lifestyles as we see today in
many gossip tidbits, but the so-
cial process whereby the rel-
evant influences in pleasant so-
cial and intimate behaviour, in-
dustrious ideas, and balanced
fashion styles, became a visible
everyday reality in a Guyanese
In being film-conscious, or
selective of only possibly
worthwhile films for one's eyes,
and also fashion conscious, one
exercised a vision, a viewpoint

of oneself, of how one wanted
to feel about oneself, and oth-
ers to feel about you. So, one
was forced to pick and choose
what films one consumed, and
also arrange how one should
dress. To visit a tailor or seam-
stress to have one's clothes
made meant that one had an idea
of what one wanted made. There
had to be influences of styles
that were new, and classic films
were a major one. To use the
stars of such Hollywood and
European films as models when
they wore light tropical clothes
is not to imitate Western or Eu-
ropean culture, but rather to
recognize a human value, since
such clothes do not reflect the
traditional ethnic costumes
which define various European
The fashion styles of clas-
sic films about 20th Century
life onwards reflect modern cul-
ture, which is everywhere about
being forward looking, and
therefore free of repetitive,
readymade references to one's
specific ethnic traditional form
of dress.

What defines modern fash-
ion, which contemporary
Guyanese shared with the clas-
sic cinema stars, is its empha-
sis on being tailor-made; mea-
sured and cut specifically for
each individual body, while si-
multaneously sharing the collec-
tive cultural value of a practical
and structural common human
modernity. It was this moder-
nity which flourished up the
1970s, giving birth to numerous
self-employed small creative
professional jobs, as opposed
to the multitude of street per-
sons or store persons selling
mass-produced ready-made
clothes and fashion accessories,


THE pleasures and ex-
citement of a modern

mukg saend I beif iin cit l
ity, were encouraged by a
proliferation of high quality
bookstores all across
Georgetown, the presence of
nine cinemas with the best
international films, the two
giant department stores of
Bookers and Fogarty's with
consumer products of proven
quality, including the best
book departments in the city,
and a quantity of skillful.
young city tailors and dress-
makers who gave fashionable
beauty to the practical and
intellectual accomplishments
of citizens.

Famous city cinemas
As stated before, this mod-
ern cultural civility was influ-
enced since the 1930s by the
popularity of famous
Georgetown cinemas like Gai-
ety and Plaza of upper and
lower Camp Street, Capitol on
Lombard Street, Metropole on
Robb Street, Empire of Middle
-Street, and Rialto on Vlissengen
One of the first influential
aspects of their classic film
programmes, which Guyanese
adopted to their benefit, was
the well-dressed, well-man-
nered, witty and optimistic per-
sonalities of most 'male stars ,
and the fashionable, liberal'
minded 'female 'stars' who
knew how to educate them-
selves, survive with style, and
mix easily in the social world of
men. Such stars included Clark
Gable, Ronald Colman, Cary
Grant, Dana Andrews,

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often of poor quality, contra-
bitnd, out of barrels or contain-
ers loaded at North American or
Oriental ports, which we see in
today's Guyana.
Perhaps it provides jobs for
the poor, but it may also blind
individuals to their own ability
to be skillfully self-employed.
The proliferation of
Georgetown cinemas and their
past classic film programmes
helped to stimulate a variety of
skills related to local fashion,
exciting nightclub entertainment,
and even the arts of theatre and
literature on a visible level ab-
sent today. The quantity of tai-
lors, shirt and dressmakers
helped to balance the importa-
tion of appropriate tropical
ready-made fashion products
from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bra-
zil and Venezuela, which were
of the highest quality anyway
from the 1970s back.
Neither was fashion back
then a select event with imprac-
tical clothes made mostly to be
photographed for the newspa-
pers, but a real popular form of
dressing seen every day on the
sidewalks in and around Book-
ers and Fogarty's, Main Street
and its avenue, and the side-
walks outside the General Post

The evidence is all there in the
archives of newspapers from the
1950s, 60s, and 70s, when stun-
ningly beautiful and intelligent girls
of all shades white, black, orien-
tal, mixed such as Joan Fung,
Jewel Adamson, Sonia Sucre,
Claire Bowen, Peggy Glasgow,
Peggy Wailoo, Freda Ali, Shakira
Baksh Jacqueline Gouveia, Ray
Marks, Diana Tikaran, Alexis Har-
ris, and numerous others, set high
standards, not just for themselves
but for their generation, future gen-
erations, and Guyanese society on
the whole.
The pleasure of living in
Guyana in those decades prior to
the 1980s was based on the cre-
ative existence of such a'scene' that
was first generated mainly by an
interest in classic cinema, not to
mention the income self-made fash-
ionbrought to Georgetown society,
which even defied the politically in-
stigated racial turmoil that was be-
ginning to beimposed upon it since
the 1960s.
The many productive and
economic benefits such a local
modern culture spawned is not
something to take lightly or
shelve as 'the past' in a 'don't
care' fashion, which seems to
dominate local life today.



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"I WANT to be just like you.
You are from uptown, aren't
you?" the young man asked
in the local slang with an
exuberant smile, oblivious of
the -scorching tropical sun.
Selling bags of onions at the
roadside, his extra-large T-
shirt and drooping jeans were
a testament to the ubiquitous
influence of American pop
culture in Africa.
I- had accepted a seat at his
onion stand to take a break be-
fore concluding business in
Accra that afternoon. Between
brisk sales serving customers
stuck in traffic, he asked inces-
sant questions about life in
America, convinced that having
a visa to the United States was
Like winning the lottery. How
could I tell him that I envied his
simple life'and blissful inno-
cence, when I was guilty of the
silent culture that had helped to
perpetuate a false image of Af-
ricans living abroad?
Outwardly, I looked like the
poster boy for success visiting
from the United States. My
white designer shirt and match-
ing pants were straight from the
mega-malls in -Detroit, where I
worked as an engineer. In-
wardly, I was caught in a web
of ambition and cultural disen-
chantment. My attire suggested
affluence, yet I could not afford
the numerous requests for
money, or to make gifts of my
belongings. Uncles and aunties
who were prepared to mortgage
their homes to help me leave 10
years ago now expected me to
finance cousins hoping to make
the same move to the United
After two weeks in Ghana,
the excitement of my homecom-
ing had waned. I was broke and
looking forward to returning to
the States. This time, though, it
would be without the naivete
that had fueled my ambitious
departure. Back then, the

thought of someday resettling in
Ghana afforded me unusual en-
durance. Now I face the chal-
lenges of life in America with a
greater sense of permanency.
America had fulfilled my
ambition for furthering my edu-
cation and professional expe-
rience. I had arrived with the
equivalent of a high-school
diploma, and after 10 years,
I hold a graduate degree and
have a relatively successful pro-
fessional career. Every inch of
progress, however, had been
achieved through exhausting
battles. My college education
had been financed partly
through working multiple mini-
mum-wage jobs. I was fortunate
to secure a job upon graduation,
but adjusting to corporate cul-
ture exacted another toll. Ini-
tially, Ifound myself putting i
twice the effort just to keep up.
I learned to feign assertiveness
after realising that I would not
be taken seriously otherwise.
Scared by a wave of layoffs, I
went to graduate school part
time, because it was the only
way I knew that afforded me an
edge in job security. By the time
I became eligible to apply for
citizenship, I had spent a small
fortune in legal fees and endured
stressful years grappling with
the complexities of securing
permanent residency in
It was as though I had
run 10 consecutive marathons,
one for each year abroad, and
my body screamed for rest. My
trip home was in anticipation of
a respite, but instead, I felt as
though I were drowning in a
melting pot of cultures. Part of
me wanted to settle perma-
nently in America and put clo
sure to the direction my life was
heading. Another part still
longed for the uncomplicated life
I once knew in Ghana de-
spite the illusive price of accep-
tance. Most of us leaving home

never considered how much we
would change, or the scarring
challenges ahead of us. I could
still remember a time when my

thinking was no different than
the onion seller's. Someone had
seen beyond that and given me
a chance to come to America, so


I still felt compelled to give
something back.

Perhaps, I should have
been asking myself if I really
wanted to trade places with
the onion seller. Deep down,
I knew my answer was no.
Enlightenment had come with
the loss of innocence and a
silent struggle. My cultural
dichotomy was no different
from what other immigrants
from other cultures faced in
America. I could stop dwell-
ing on being torn between
two countries by accepting
my new identity as a pro-
gressive blend of the- two and

embrace its new responsibili-

The strange irony was
that I could learn from the
onion seller and approach
life with cheer despite its tri-
als. If I paced myself and con-
tinued to work diligently, I
just might enjoy my mara-
thon life in America while pm
viding something worthy for
loved ones in Ghana. That is
probably the missing ingredient
separating a life of disenchant-
ment and frustration from
one that is engaging and ful-
filling. (Reprinted from

3ElsPaint WH.;"a Slm P

6/7/2008. 5:07 PM

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Principal Assistant Sectrtary (F)
Assistant Secretary (F)
Senior Superintendent of Works
Storekeeper II

Jobs Descriptionl/Specification canlbe obtainecd from the Persolnnel Department-
Ministry of Education. 21. Brickdam. Georgetown and the Public Service

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applicants outside of th~e Public Senvice) should be sent to.

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Closing date for submission of applications is June, 13m, 2008

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Job Description

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3. Computer literacy; and
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A competitive salary package is offered for this position, commensurate with
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up, they try to make the o
George, person a party to their 1(
If she wants to make sion. If she can enlist
a mistake, why doesn't aid in ending the relat~
she throw away her ship, then it will be on
CDs? Why does it have of you. Today she wa
to involve you? kiss. What will it be t
When people face a row?
hard task like breaking Wayne & Tamara

a woman in a relationship.
She knows who she is spend-
ing: the weekend with. In ad-
dition, her friends don't think
of her as single. It may feel
awkward to introduce her to
someone, and if her friends
like her boyfriend, they
won't want to hurt him.
Looking outside a rela-
tionship damages your char-
acter and puts doubts in the
mind of others. The right
sort of man doesn't want a
woman who is looking while
in a committed relationship.
A relationship is not an ex-
change of goods and services.

You have to be actually
open, so the other person
can sense, feel and know
that there is a place for
him. Thinking positive
thoughts is great, but posi-
tive thought without action
goes nowhere. You can't
think yourself into physi-
cal fitness or a college de-
-Llookroat how nmu
were available. Your
present relationship -is
over. You just need to do
the "over" part.
Wayne & Tamara

TOo Perfect

Our relationship jitst
hit 13 months and seems
flawless. WNe are both 20
and positive we will be to-
gether the rest of our
lives. A few days ago, she
mentioned an urge to do
something wrong and
make a mistake, not to
ruin our relationship, but
to help her "feel human
and normal."
The only option, she
pointed out, was kissing
one of our guy friends.
She isn't attracted to him,
and has no intentions to go
beyond a kiss, but feels
he's just the right guy to
satisfy this type of urge.
G eorge

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of the:-

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open for 'The One' to show
up. I read the book 'The
Law of Attraction', and
maybe I need to be more
positive and create a better
environment for him to ap-
My current boyfriend
knows the state of my feel-
ings, and is okay keeping
things as they are. He
knows we are never getting
married. I can only marry
if I truly believe the man is
the love of my life.
There's just no compro-
nuse for me in that area.
Should I break up, or re-
main in a holding pattern?


A ship tied to the wrong
dock can't get underway.
A woman in a relationship
walks around with the aura of

I'm in my 40s, never been
married, with long-term
relationships over the
years and casual dating in
between. My current
eight-year relationship has
evolved into a state of in-
ertia. While I've done it
all dating services, per-
sonal ads, fix-ups, taking
classes, hobbies, you name
it 'The One' just hasn't
shown up.
Oh, yeah! One or two
made me feel the earth move
and the angels sing, but in the
end, it never worked out.
My best chance occurred
when I was 25. He was 45,
and I've never met any man
since who was as kind,

funny, intelligent, or honest.
But he felt our age difference
was a problem. I would
want children, and he al-
ready had two of his own.
Here I am, almost 20
years later, no marriage, no
children. His old assertion
makes me laugh when I look
back on it, but I guess he had
his reasons. I am physically
attractive, educated, own a
business, and love to learn.
My current relationship
has been nice, but he isr't as
mentally stimulating as I
would prefer.
I think I know the an_
swer, but would love to hear
your version. It's either not
in my future, or I have to be


Ili liles By~eorgeBarclay





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Ogle, East Coast D~eme~rara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322
Emnail :mmd~gu~ysuco.com

SThe Tender Document can be downloaded from Giuysuco's W/ebsite at
http://wwrw. auvsuco.com, kindly click on "Invitation to Tender"

GUYANSA CHRONYICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008

death by dangerous driving

forthcoming from aly
medical practitioner,

From the facts pre-
sented in her affidavit in
support, the petitioner
had sought bail on the
following grounds: (a) Her
own ill-health, (b) her
husband's ill-health; (c)
great hardship on her
family; and (d) the real
likelihood that her appeal
will have come up for
hearing after she had
served her sentence.

Chancellor Haynes, in
arriving at his decision,
held that:

(1) In matters of this
kind, applicants should
consider the advisability
of assisting the judge by
corroborative proof of al-
legations of ill-health, or
at least, a medical certifi-
cate if that condition is
to be relied on as a ma-
terial consideration in
deciding whether or not
a suppliant should be ad-
mitted to bail;

(ii) if appellants are
admitted to bail freely on
appeals from the verdict
of juries, a dangerous
situation could arise in-
imical to the public inter-
(111) in certain particu-
lar circumstances,
grounds of family health
Sand hardship,' taken cu-

mulatively, might justify
a grant of bail, but they
do not do so in this case;
(iv) the Assistant Reg-
istrar of the Court of Ap-
peal had been consulted,
and [that] it had been ac-
cepted from him that in
the ordinary course of af-
fairs, this appeal was not
likely to come up for
hearing until about four
to six months hence;
(v) since, normally,
ball should not be
granted to an appellant,
or a prospective one, af-
ter his conviction by a
jury, an applicant would
have to show that in his
case, there were special
circumstances which
made it the best thing to
do to put him on baill
pending the hearing of
his appeal. An appellant
on a short sentence of
six months, he said,
should have his appeal
heard promptly, but if
this is impracticable,
then this court might
properly admit him or her
to bail.

He said that having
been satisfied that if bail
is refused to the peti-
tioner, there is at least a
real possibility of a dan-
ger of injustice being
done to her, his court
"will admit her to bail in
her own recognisance in
the sum of $2, 000, with
a surety in like sum ac-

ceptable to the Registrar
of the Court of Appeal."

In wrapping up his ar-
gument, Justice Haynes
said: "I have not seen
the record of evidence,
and this court is not in a
position to reach any
sensible view as to
whether or not this ap-
peal has any prospect of
success. Further, this
court is not in a position
to say whether or not a
sentence imposed was
warranted by the facts
presumably found by the
jury. But this court is
aware that the offence for
which the appellant has
been convicted, not infre-
quently is punished by
fines of varying severity.',

He said that "while
nothing that the court
says in this ruling
should be interpreted as
accepting, or suggesting,
that the appeal has a fair
chance of success, either
as to the conviction or as
to the sentence having
regard to the nature of
the offence and the very
short sentence imposed,
it is felt that this is a fit
case to admit her to.
Stressing that "it
must be wrong that she
should be exposed to the
almost certain conse-
quence of, in effect, seiy-
ing her sentence before

Judiciary, Mr JOF
Haynes in 1977 granted
bail to a housewife
pending her, appeal
against a sik-month
prison sentence for
causing death by dan-
gerous driving.
The accused had
sought ball on the
grounds of her and her
husband's ill health,
hardship in the family,
and lastly, the likelihood
that her appeal would
come up for hearing after
she will have served her

The appeal was al-
lowed on the last ground.

The woman, Lynette
Scantlebury, was, on Oc-
tober 25, 1976, sentenced
to six months imprison-
ment in the High Court
for the offence of causing
death by dangerous driv-
ing. Upon hearing that
she had to do time, she
collapsed in the doc~k and
had to be taken to the
hospital where she was
admitted a patient:

According to an affida-
vit in support of her pe-
tition at the time, she
was in great pain and in
receipt of medical treat-
ment. This was in spite
of there being no sup-
portive affidairit evidence

Closing Date for Tender will (Se :ThurSday, June '19, 2008.
.Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from Purchasing
Manager-Field at the addreiss below from Wednesday May 28, 2008: -
SMaterials Management Department
Ogle Estate,
SOgle, East Coast Demerara .
STelephone: S92-222-3161,3162
Fax: 592-222-3322


having her appeal
determined...and it is cer-
tainly very likely, if not cer-
tain, that this~ will occur if
ball is refused.," Justice
Haynes said: "If it is, and
subsequently the appeal is
dismissed, both as to con-
viction and sentence, then
retrospectively, no harm
will have been done.
He said, however,
that "if, on the other
hand, bail is refused and
subsequently the appeal
succeed to the extent
that either her conviction
is set aside or, if not, the
sentence is varied to a
monetary one, then she
will have suffered impris-
onment, or detention
pending her appeal, un-
justifiably. '

Noting that everyone
will agree that justice
would not appear to have
been done in such an
event, Justice Haynes
said in conclusion: "This
court is satisfied that if
bail is refused to the pe-
titioner there is at least-
a real possibility of a dan-
ger of injustice being
done to her...[and}
wishes to make it clear
that the sex.of the appel-
lant has nothing what-
ever to do with the dect-
ston to admit her to ball."
Senior counsel Mr
Donald Robinson, ap-
peared for the peti-
tioner while Director
of Public Prosecutions
(DPP) Mr EA Romao, SC,
appeared for the State.

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ILow GradeRock ehoisphate Applicator;
Fertilizer Apphicatotj;
Planting Trailer;
Durmp Trailer;
125 cc Trail Type Motor Cycle; ~

6/7/2008. 5 26 PM

Woman convicted for causing


The Guyana Sutgor- Corporation inc.~ invites suitably' qualified
Manufacturers and Suppliers to tenid~er for the supply of:


GUYIANA CHRONICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Catholic Chlurch was once central to Spanish h'fe. But Spain iS changing just like its naeighbours.


The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission is inviting interesting
persons to apply for sponsorship to undergo training at the Government
Technical Institute (GTI) in a Diploma in Land Surveying for a two year ;
period starting in September 2008.

Interested applicants must have at least five (5) subjects CXC or
equiivalent; qualifications which must: include M~athemat~ics, English
Laniguage and one Science subject. Places are limited andf one place is
guaranteed for each Region.
Successful applicants will be paid a stipend of fifteen thousand dollars .,
($15 000) per month. The training will be conducted at G;TI and during
the semester period and at the G~uyana Lands and Surveys Commi sion
when GTI is closed.

Successful applicants will be required to sign an agreement.
Employment is not guaranteed by t-he Commission at thie endf fo Lthis

Interested person-s can send their applications with detailed curr-iculum r
viitae (C;V) along witjh copies of' thleir- Ccrti ficaltes anid two 1
r~econur~ nendaionsl~t to. th~e add~r-ess belowz ort their- applica-tion~ and tfC~i~:c:o"

Cor-por~ate Af'fairs Mal~nager-
Guvana Landts and Surrvevs Comm~ission
22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'urban Backlands

By Mike Elkin
THREE decades ago, just
days after Spain's new post-
Franco Constitution took ef-
fect, the new government
promised the Vatican that de-
spite an official separation of
Church and State, it would
continue Franco'd old prac-
tice of financially assisting
Spain's Roman Catholic
Church until it could stand
on its own. Spain is still pay-
Through subsidies, exemp-
tions and tax breaks, the govern-
ment has paid the Church an es-
timated *5 billion per year to
fund its schools, and for the up-
keep of Church property and
Catholic facilities in prisons and
But the Spanish govern-
menqt is noty loosening the
bnndh eb w en th Churc
religious apathy nationwide,
Prime Minister JosC Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero in 2006
eliminated the Church's ex-
emption from paying the
value-added tax, as well as
the government's largely
symbolic guarantee that it
would cover any shortfall be-
tween what taxpayers do-
nated to the Church and the
Church's *144 million budget
that year. Now he is moving
ahead with a series of distinctly
secular projects, including intro-
ducing sexual-education classes
in school and providing govern-
ment funding for a free, over-
the-counter morning-after con-
traception pill.


J. --


An artist's iml
A European trend

In some ways, Zapatero's
moves are emblematic of a shift
around Western Europe. While

pression of the debate over Church and State.

Islam has become an increas-
ingly large part of Europe's re-
ligious world, secularisation is
also on the rise among Chris-
tians. Governments are scram-

bling to deal with both trends,
often by cutting State support
for Christian churches, while
-extending support to other ma-
jor religions on the premise that
by supporting all religions, none
enjoys official sanction. Ger-
many, for instance, has long
funded Christian-education
classes in public schools, and is
now extending that~support to
religious education for others
.including Muslims. '
In Britain, the government
has also introduced State fund-

Spain's Prime Minster, Mr Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

ing for Muslim-run schools, and
there is a concurrent move to
distance the government from
the Church of England. Though
the Church still enjoys a pow-
erful symbolic role and spon-
sors at least one in four State-
funded elementary schools, its
centrality is under challenge. For

instance, the government has
debated reforming a House of
Lords system that now gives
membership to 26 Church of
England bishops and archbish-
ops to the exclusion of other re-
ligious groups.
please turn to page 9

The Gugana~ Sugar Corporation inc.
invites interested parties to tender for the Supply of

Caustic Soda & Sodium Carbonate
Closing date for Tender will be Fridau, June 20, 2008.

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

Materials Management Department
Ogle EstateOgle, East Coast Demerara.

Telephone: 592-222-31 61, 31 62
F~ax: 592-222-3322

Th~e Tender Document can be downloaded from Guysuco's Webksite at

hq ~'2a -am. Tnh lc o I ta8 o ed

L_ T E c~~Z~~5~ ~44..7.. E;/226 -3 Z L?- ~ -9 J

"Wat >Tr HOW Seeing is the end of ~
Swhat was historically called I
SChristendomr in Euro e I
- JOnathan Bartley, of the British think
tank EkkleSia.

The Gulyana Water Inc. (G WI) invites Tenders for the projects identified below:

National Competitive Uidding NCBKo. GWI -DiF'ID-P1031i- C01-2008

*Sulpply of Materials and I...aboulr fo~r the U~pgradei of Service Connectio~ns
No. 1 Roadt to Albion. Col~rentyne. Region it 6

Natiotnal C'ompetitive Bidding NCH No.GWI~1-D1FID1-PO'32 -CO1 -2008

Supplyl of M'aterials and La.~bour- forl the U~pgrade of Service C'onnections
Whim to Bush Lot. C'orentyne.. Ber~bice, Region # 6
National Compettitie Bidding NCBRNo. GW -GOG -PO38 -CO 1- 2008
Supplyl of1 MuliterialS anld L~abour fo~r the U.pgradeL o)f` Sr.vice C`onnlc~tions1
Belludr-um to Foulis Village. Wecst C'oast Ber~bice. Region #i5
N national competitivee Bidding NC Su~pply of~later-ials a~nd La3bour1 for theC Upgradlcc of Service Conlnectio ns
Gjlasgow to K~orthbroadt.l East Bankl BRibice. Regrionl ii (

The--~-- acesfl uie fr ah f h aov il h qirdtopi-delaor n


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

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

heeproducts should be supplied in accordance with specifications and
requremntsdetailed in Tender Documents'

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from the Purchasing Manager
- factories at the address below:

Did you knowu GWioloos i~esnilosfdllr u to water ~astage?
C'an you effectively educate the public and create behavioural change/
in order to reduce this figure?
Are youl self motivated and can work unsupervised?
Are you committed to discipline?'

Tnen an exiting career awaits you at Guyana Water Incorporated!
GWI has embarked upon Phase II of the Remeldial Maintenance Project of the
Georgetown Sewerage and Water Supply Systems with financing secured by the
Gioverment of Guyana from the Inter-American Development Bank.

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

Public Education Speciaist

Candidates for this post should possess:
r A achele 's Degree in C'ommunications, Education, Management or other
At least five (5) years experience
At least two(2) years experience in undertaking public education proj ects
Good planning and orgatnizin~g skills
Excellent communications and presentation skills (written and oral)
Ability to set clear goals and objectives
Strong commitment to task; ability to cope with varied work load: flexible
w-iorking hours; and ability to work independently
Ability to analyze data

Interested persons should send applications with Curriculum Vitae to reach the
Director of Human Resources Management and Development, 10 Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgietown onor before June 20, 2008.

Water is ~ife! Do not waste it!

Materilas Management Department
Factory Section
East Coast Demerara.
Telephone No.: (592)-2122-8290, 3163
Fax No.: (592)-222-3322

Alternatively the above tenders can be downloaded from GUYSUCO'S
website at http://www.quysuco.com and click on the Tab
"Invitations to Tender"



6/7/2008, 7:35 PM

Dental anxiety In

and its causes

PAIN caused by treatment 'provided by a dentist who is
perceived as caring is likely to have less psychological
impact than pain from treatment by a dentist who is per-
ceived as being cold and controlling, according to a re- k
port in a recent issue of the Journal of Dental Research. .
The, survey involves 6,630 residents of Etobicoke, one
of five municipalities within metropolitan Toronto. It chal-
lenges the view that dental anxiety is the result of childhood
trauma in a dental office. According to the survey, about 16%
of the subjects said they were dentally anxious, as measured i
against the following physiological responses during dental.
treatment, such as increased breathing rate, increased heart 5
rate or nausea; avoidance of dental care; and fears about the z"C
dentist-patient relationship including lack of control and -
Researchers separated the dentally anxious into two cat-
egories: Exogenous, meaning fear caused by conditioning; and -
endogenous, fear caused by overall vulnerability to anxiety

disrdrs Teyreprttht nl half oef dn all pan iu
set in adulthood. According to the survey, most children wh
developed a fear of the dentist did so after a dental experi
ence that caused pain, fear or embarrassment. Roughly 550
of fearful children also reported they had family member
who were fearful of the dentist.
In contrast, a majority of adults reported that frigh
ening experiences alone not paulful or embarrassing expe
riences were enough to cause dental anxiety. Pain, accord
ing to one definition, is suffering, either physical or menta
an impression on the sensory nerve causing distress or whe
extreme agony. The complexity analysis, diagnosis and trea
ment of the causes of this enigma are as real as they hav
ever been. The subjective nature of pain makes it even mor
elusive as a diagnostic aid, and not compatible with co
Strolled experimental studies. In spite of this, it can be hell
ful in a general way in localizing areas of pathology (dis
Pain in and about the oral cavity seems to be muc
more personal to the patient than any other part of the bod
Many of the authorities feel that it comes closest to a fee:
ing of danger to 'self'. Many prominent men in the field
dentistry have proposed magic formulas for the diagnosis
of certain types of dental pain. Unfortunately, most of these
attempts have been doomed to failure in light of experimer
tal evidence and clinical practice. Nothing would be nic
for the busy dentist than to have a calculator type of dia
nostic instrument with which he could quickly categorise a
dental complaints, complete with cause and treatment.
Pulpitis is the cause of the most commonly know
form of toothache. Pulpitis, by definition, inifirs inflamm
tion of the pulp, but not necessarily infection. Howeve
we also know that it is more often caused by serious car
ous exposure (decay). Painful Pulpitis is obviously the ty
which brings the patient to the dentist with the subjectil
complaint of pain. Besides carious exposure, it may
caused by trauma (fractured tooth), mechanical exposure, sc
vere erosion orlabrasion, and gingival recession exposing *
accessory cana .
Tooth decay is not always a painful process. In fac
for some reason, possibly the very low grade chronicit
these teeth do not offend the patient and are therefore n
considered to be pulpally involved. Some persons even ha
a mouth full of decomposed teeth and have never expe
enced a toothache. Although, it is common within our cu
ture, extraction as the logical solution for toothache is wron
SInstead of removing the organ (tooth) which causes the pai
the right thing to do is to remove the specific part of tl

nc tehnadod ctcsandiitninToe s he rum a of a etheep
chamber. The comprehensive process is called root can
It is the general rule that every disease gets worse
time passes. Dental caries always starts innocuous. That
why people usually visit the dentist only when they exp
rience pain and discomfort. Most times, when a tooth pai
without being stimulated (sweet, sour, cold etc), the disea
process has already reached an advanced stage (acu
pulpitis). If the patient is more than 17 years old, it is ve
likely that the vital part (pulp) of the tooth would be los
I would not condemn the decision of a patient
extract a tooth that is causing him or her tremendo

CUYAWA CHROWICLE ~Sunday, June 8, 2008

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*Procurement of Works under the Georgetown Water Supply and Sewverage Programme II -Agricola Trunk Main-Region 4.
The successful bidder wll be required to construct approxunately 250m of 250mm Transmission mains and 265m of
150mm distribution mains, including fittings, valves, trench crossings and road crossings.

National Competitive Bidding No. GWI -GOG-PO43 -2008

*Procurement of Works for the TransmissionMaininterlink~ingAmelia's Ward to McKenzie Water Supply Network, Linden,
Region 10-
The successful bidder will be required to supply materials, labour and, equipment for installation of 4km of 200mm
transmission main (PVC and DuctilelIron).

Procurement of Goods

Procurement of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Ductile Iron Pipes, Fittings and Accessories Phase HI- Lot 1, 2, 3 &4

National Competitive Bidding No. GWI -GOG-PO7 2008

*The successful bidder will be required to supply Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Ductile Iron Pipes, Fittings and Accessories
and deliver same to the Guyana Water Inc. Stores at La Bonne Intention (LBRI), East CoastDemerara.

Procurement ofPumlps amlMoiton .

International Competitive Bidding(I[CB) No. GWI- GOG- P008 -2008

*The successful b~iddetrwill be required to supply: Pumps and Motors and deliver same to the Gruvana Wa~ter Inc. Stores at La
BonnelIntention(LBI), East Coast Denherara.

Bid documents could have been purchased from lWednesday, May 14, 2008, from the Cashier: Guyana Water Inc. Shelter Belt,
VlissengenRoad and Church Street,BEel Air Park, Georgetownl,Tel:5392 223 -7263, Fax: 592 227- 131i.

NCB documents are sold for a nonrefimdable fee of GS10,000 (excluding shipping and handling) or its equivalent in a freel~-
convertible currency.

ICB document for a non refundable fee of United;States four hundred dollars (USS400.00) for overseas bidders, or United
States twuo hundred dollars (USS200) for local bidder. The method of payment will be by certified cheque or cash payable to
Guyana Water Incorporated. The Bidding Documents wcill be sent by courier for overseas bidder~s.
Bids must be deposited into the Tender Box located at National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Main &
Urqluhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 09:00h, Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at which time they will be opened in the
presence of the bidders or biddcers' representatives who wish to attend.

Head of Procurement
Guyana Water Inc.
Ernail: procurernentCkewi.ev

TIhe Giuyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites Tenders for the following projects

National Competitive Biddling(NCB) No. GWI- IDB-20404 2008

Page 10 & 19 p65

"T~Y 4;

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'The Glovernmenlt of Guyana (herein1 after called the "Borrower") has received
financing from the Inter-American Development Bank- (IDB) (herein after called
"Bank") towards the cost of the Support for C~ompetit~iveness Programme (SC:P). The
Borrower intends to apply a portion of the funds towards eligible payments under the
Contracts for which this request is issued. Expressions of Inlterest are hereby invited
for the following:

1. Consultancy to U~pgrade Investment and Export Promotion Instruments of
a) A post-graduate Degree in International Trade, Business Administration
oreteb) At loyast 10 yars demonstrated experience in investment attraction and
export promotion
c) Knowledge of issues related to private sector development
d) Experience working on similar projects in the Caribbean an asset
e) Famniliarityi with Go-Invest and Guyana private sector an asset

2. -Cdonsultancy to Support the Establishment of T.rade Point G~uyana
a) A post-graduate Degree inl Inter~national Triadle. Inlternational Business or

related tield
b) Knowledge of international trade regulations and practices
c) Demnonstrable experience in setting up Trade Points or similar facilities
d) Experience working on similar projects in the Caribbean an asset
Interested individuals who are fluent in English and from a Bank's member country
are herewith~ invited to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) together with their
CVs clearly indicating f'or which positions) they are applying. Applications must be
received no later than Friday, June 20, 2008 at the following email or postal address:

Support for Competitiveness Programme
Project Execution Unit
Attn: Programme Coor~dinator
229 South Road, Lacvtowrn
Georgetowvn, Guyana
T`el: (592) 223-5150
E-mail: sep(ii0mintic.irov.gy

Detailed Terms of Reference for the posts referred to above may be obtained
from the above mention ed add ress or h ttp:/www. mi ntic.gov~gy


1. Expressions of Interest- are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
supply of thre following items/services to the Gieorgretown Public Hospital
a. Installation of Office Wiorkstations and Cubicles

2. Each Exipression~ of' Interest must be enclosed in thle sealed envelope
which does not in any way identify the bidder and should be clearly marked on
thle top' left hand corner Exprecssion of Interest for (specific itemy".

3. Expressions of Interest must be addressed to The Chairman,
Geor~getown Public Hospital Corporation, Tender Board and must be
placed in the T'ender Box situated in the Administrative Building, Georgetown
Public H-ospital Corporation, New Market Street, Cummingsburg,
Gjeorgetown not later than 09:00 brs, Tuesday June 24. 2008.

4. Persons re~spondinlg to the Expression of Interest should possess relevant
and ex sive e periec -em the design, construction and installation o~fOffce

5. Each Expression oflnterest must be accompanied by a valid Certifi~cate of
Compliance fromn the Commissioner of Inland Revenue A2uthority (IRD) and
from the General Manager National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the
individual if individual is bidding or company if company is bidding.

6. T`he Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to
accepting the lowest or any Expressionl of interest.

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

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Of'ficer

-' ~GtlY~~A-CHROmCL~Sundav; -3une e;--2008----- --- ---------------



rtn e The oter formin this pio-
neering group include Jan Carew
""t two inovols, Blad5 Mfia &
topher Nicole with Off White in
, Greenwmo rub a n o ;f mos, Io S Wtl Lo

re World: Mythi- 1Vlo Plc HOs Th Pcck Pen

GR e ood Ku- De i~ila sth O~e~ o
4; ards.

:onstrucn The 'The Scholar-Man',
lood Publishing Dathome's second novel, is some-

art: Race in the achatei untindta ofA nc.Abehs
Greenwood Pub- time, it is useful to look at
1. Dathome's work experience: assis-
tant professor, Ahmadu Bello Uni-
s he distilled into versity,Zaria, Nigeria (1959- 1963);
including 'Dump- associate professor, University of
p', Cassell, 1963; Ibadan, Nigeria (1963-1966);
n', Cassell, 1964; UNESCO Milton Magai Training
nne Rienner Pub- College (1967-1970; chair and pro- .
rated, 1986; and fessorof English literatureand Black
SWorld' (poems), literature, English Department, Uni-
:aribbean Studies versityi of Sierra Leone at Njala

in the Soup' was Unvrst 0 1970) pmpesso sze
,vel; it is ludicrous Howard University, Depariment of
red by his student African Studies (1970-1971); pro-
Dumpling in the fessor, University of Wisconsin,
hed in 1963, some Department ofAfm-American Stud-
uttmng the name ies (1970-1971); professor and co-
the pioneers of the director, Department of Black Stud-
~adition, a tradition ies, Ohio State University, Depart-
littelholzer in 1941 ment of English (1971-1977); direc-
n of his first novel, tor and professor of English, Carib-
nder'. beanAfrican and~fican-American

Studies Program, University of Mi-
amni (1977-1987); and University of
Kentucky, English department-

Dathome was indeed a schol-
arly man as a look at his educational

o h e fe, Engad 1 AU tnih
tI8 eUn versit of Lndon, Cr-
siyof See I 9A, En His

sity of London, Diploma in Educa-

business administrtion, and MPA,
public affairs, 1983-
Dathome also made significant

contribution to Caribbean literature
through his editorship of publica-
tions such as 'Caribbean Nanrrative',
'aribbea b rseS, ad The Jour-

bomn c 134 on G orown Bwnats
ish Guiana His father was an nlec

Qeen's Collegel During t 195 ss

Responses to this author can
be made by telephone: (592)

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lishing Group, 199
sandA Yas ofC
Other', Greenw
GroWp s96 pn
Modern Period',
lishing Group, 200
Other answer
novels and poetry,
lings in the Soul
'The Scholar-Ma
'Dele's Child', Ly
lishers, Incorpol
'Song for a New
Association of C
Press,1 lings
Dathome's fist no
and satirical, inspi
days in England.'
Soup' was publish
45 years ago, p
Dathome among t
Guyanese novel tr
started by Edgar M
with the publication
'Corentyne Th~u

'Sometimes Idoes si downs

ask myself

Where I want fe go

Yes Idoes ask myself
where, which side I want

And no sngle body at all

as just like I bawling to
myself in the darkness'

A h poem, Mrrors ,
Dathorne is always asking
quests hmo mh of t a -
a hfty corpus of writing,

'The Black Mind: AHis-
tory of African Literature',
Uiersity of Minnesota Press,
'Africa Lit ratur .
the 20th C ntury', Uni ere n'
of Minnesota Press, 1976
'Dark Ancestor: The Lit-
erature of the Black Man in
the Caribb a', L usin
State University Press, 1981;
'In Europe's Image: The

6/7/2008, 5:35 PM



O. R. Da tho



The Ministry of Home Affairs is warning Guyanese job seekers to be on the alert for
phony job recruiters purporting to offer jobs overseas but whose real intent is to
extract money from and to exploit eager, unsuspecting job hunters.

Further, Citizens are requested to beware of persons requesting money up front in
exchange for finding a job overseas. This may really be a scam.

Citizens approached by persons offering overseas employment should seek to
verify the bona fides of the prospective employers', recruiters or recruiting agency
through th~e Ministry of Home Affairs and/or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ministry of Home Affairs
JU[NE 2, 2008

Cooplerartiv~e Repubhlic oJ'f Guyina
At~inistry of Healthi, Healthr Sector. Developmenrrt U~nit
if+>lrld Bank HIV/AIDS). Pr'ieventionl and Contlro~l Pro~ject
Supply anld D~eivery: of Laboratory Reagents and Consumables

1. The: Mtimlstry' o~fHealt~ has Icreceived a G;ranlt friom the il..~ ,!BakLI] towardc the
cost ofH/I/LZ41SIDSrevention7 andr2 ConrllhI. an~d it intends to apply part of the proceeds of
this Grantr to p~ayments under ;the contractr for Supply and D~elivery of Laborator-y
Recagents and Consumables.

3. Th~e M~inistry o~f Health. Heahrlh Seci~tor Developmnentt Un~it now invites sealed
bids from eligible bidders for t-he above mentionedi Laboratoryv Reagents and

4.. Bidding will be conducted through the Nartional Competitive Bidding
procedulres lpe.l; cl in the World Bank\'s Gulideline~s: Procure-ment undrctl IBRD Lanurs
arr'nd/DA Credits, and is open to all bidder-s from11 eligible source countries as defined in the

5. Interested eligible bidders mnay obtain flrther information from the Haltcrh
Sector~ Deve~ilrynnent Unit and inspect the bidding documents at: the address given below
fi~om Monday to Friday between 8 aml to 16 hlrs pm.

6. A complete set of bidding documents in Enllish~ may be purchased by i interested
bidders on the submission of a written application1 to the address below and upon
paymvlent of a nonref'undable fee o~f five tholsanld GuyanalC dollars: (G$5,000)j. The method
of payment will 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 T'uesday, July 01, 2008,
2008 at 9).00am local time All bids muust be accompanied by a bid security of sixe hulndred~c
anld fo~rty four thousand Guya~lna dollarsc (GS644,000). Late bids will be rejected. Bids
w ill be opened in the presence of thle bidders5' representatives who choose to attend at the
address below at 9.00am local time on Tulesday Jluly 1, 20085 All bids must clearly mar~k
the name of the Projecct and the address below.

Address of Bid Submission

ThezL Canirmann
Nearrionarl Procuremllent and Tender Administratlion Boardl
Ministry, of'Finacelc
Mitnh anrd Urquhartr~ Streecty
Do niot openfl helohre Tuecsday,! .hdy 0/,2008R at 9.00a)Lm.

For i lri~~.:fications Purpo~sse

Minisllyl of Heallth. Health Sectorl Devec~llonnentt Uniit
Afttenltion:. Tlrw Pln~rcwrement Offic~rr
Geoigerrownl Pubrllic Hosp~ital CorporatI~lion Compound11~
East Str~ee
Telephonle No: 22_5-3470, 2267(-6222, 326-2425
Fax N~o.: -22-6559
Emacil: procurr~rlemenl~i~.t~iohivgovl


A holders of Timber Sales Agreements (TSA's) and Wood Cutting
Leases (WCLs) are informed that the deadline for submission for
100% inventory information for the 100 hectare blocks in the
Annual Operation Plan (AOP) for 2008 has been extended to 31st
3uly 2008.

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

James Singh
Commissioner of Forests

S Panr Am~~erican

World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the
principal means by which the United Nations stimulates worldwide aar-eness j
of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The; World :
Environment Day slogan for this year is "Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Caritoil "
Economy". It has been thus stated. because of the recognition that climate
change is becoming the defining ~issue of our era; The World Environment Day
will highlight resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and
life-styles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources;:
forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption ?00
One such activity that is intended to peak local interest on the issue of climate
change in the Guyana context is the launch of a Climate Change Poft
Competition. The Pan American Health Organization/ World He
Organization office of Guyana in collaboration with the Guyana Environimedt
Protection Agency is pleased to be associated with this undertaking. i
POSTER THEME: "Local Actions to Adapt to Climate Change'-
SPECIFICATIONS: Poster size: 1 7" x 22"
1. Open (16yrs and over)- "Climate Change and Community Action"
2. Secondary (11yrs to 1 8 yrs)- "Youth in Action for Climate Change"
3. Primary (8yrs to 12 yrs)- "Childre~n and Climate Change"

Poster should be in Colour, Black and White or Pencil
Participants are eligible to enter multiple categories.
AII entries must be submitted by Friday, June 20, 2008;

Education, Information and Training Division,
Environmental Protection Agency,
Lot 7 Broad and Charles Streets,
Charlestown, Georgetown.
Entries will be judged on: originality, creativity and relevance to
the specific theme.
Please include the following information at the back ~of their
drawing: your name, address, telephone number and your
school's contact information (if possible).

Entries not adhering to the guidelines will not be judged. Judges' decisions are

First Place Eco -Adventure Trip
Second Place Eco-Adventure Trip
Third Place- Eco-Adventure Trip ,

All entries will be the property of the Environmental Protection Agency and the -
Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization.

Winners will be eligible for:
Publication of the winning posters (first place winners only)
Television appearance on the.Guyana Today Show

~IIYLI ~l~~~C

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A NAYUG CHRONICLE Sunda June 8, 2008


Cv r,4x


Call for Expp)*ession of Interest


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 (C;ARIFESTA X) to be held in Guyana 22-3 1 August
Interested providers are invited to visit the CARIFESTA Secretariat at the address
below to uplift registrat-ion forms and obtain additional information on this request.
Classes of vehicles required:
Buses(15, 26 and 56 seats)
Enclosed Canters
o Cars

The deadline for sxibmission of interest is Monday June 1'6, 2008
CA RIFESTA Secretariat
91 Middle Street
South Cummings Burg
Tel: 225-9626 or 225-9840
Email: info@carifesta.net _


CUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008


asuon. nI\ co-silnger and I usedc
to iooperate. with eCjh other.
mak~e supggsuonj. Now\ that's all
go~ne. I sull' sing for f~lim>. but I
prefe~r Ilte show~\s one has Ito
be pe~-rfect mn irncrt- thlre ar~e
no retake, For sn aruisr w ho
k~nowsr her wor)k. II1- 1 ore re-
wa~rding Iassag~ than In a1 wru-
dio~ Yoru' re on t our loes. It

e~nce- whoi are deIl plecJ Iol \ee
nit ilnging .ind Jancing; l at m

lou T'hc\ sho~ur o:ul. Yo~u

1'P: Y'ou rang wilh the fa-
mous 11esiern clnssical
group. The K~ronos Quartet?'
AB: Kronos chose eight of
my songs that Burman had
scored for 100 musicians we
recorded them with just the four
of them accompanying me.
They are serious musicians;
they don't talk or laugh. I laugh
and flirt and dance I made
David Harrington [the Kronos's
founder-violinist] dance with me
onstage! Singing with them was
a unique experience unlike In-
dian musicians, they calculate

At 75, Asha Bhosle, the
'Queen of Bollywood', is the
world's most recorded singer,
with 13,000 songs to her
credit. Rather than following
after her older sister, Lata
Mangeshkar, who imperson-
ated the voices of virginal
screen heroines, Bhosle, the
daring rebel, became the
voice of vamps. After playing
to huge audiences across
North America last month,
Bhosle returned home to re-
ceive the Padma Vibhushan,
India's second highest civil-
ian honor. Before performing
at Carnegie Hall in New
York on April 17, she talked
to NEWSWEEK's Vibhuti
Patel about her life and
VP: How did you come to
sing in Bollywood films?
AB: My father was a clas-
sical singer and actor. He taught
me and my sisters to sing.
When he died at 40, our family
was in financial trouble. My
mother encouraged us to sing,
gave us confidence and sug-
gested we go into films. In
those days, there was tremen-
dous prejudice against middle-
class girls as performers. Sing-
ers were.considered low-class.
First Didi [older sister] entered
films. Then it was mly turn~. I
got a role as a child Actor. Later,
Didi sang sad love songs and I
sang cabaret. She cornered one
genre, I the other. There was no
competition. .
VP: Was it hard to break

nAB: Veryhard. Aschild ac-
tors it was OK, but then, in
'47, with many big artists in

films, it was difficult for new-
comers. We'd say, 'Just audition
me ...' We sang for the heroine,
or the second heroine..
VP: How was it being a
young woman then?
AB: I had eloped at 16! My
husband gave up his job to chap-
erone me a standard practice in
Bollywood. By age 26, I had had
three children. During mny last
pregnancy, I walked out of the
marriage because my husband
was abusive. I worked to sup-
port my children. I was criticized
for singing cabaret numbers, but
I had no choice as a single
mother I had to provide for my
kids. I was paid only $12 a song,
and they did not pay on time -
ofteri it was on credit toward the
next film. Ironically, for those hit
songs, on which I made no
money then, I'm now making a
lot in concert.
VP: Did you go back to
your' family?
AB: No, I refused to move
in with my mother. I lived on my
own. It was difficult to remain
independent. Jobs dried up when
I separated, because they
thought I'd be too dejected to
sing. But I needed the work, so
I persevered. I was recording up
to six songs a day. There was no
dubbing; songs were recorded
with live musicians. I encoun-
tered hardships because I was
young, famous and unprotected.
I took the kids to school, spent
the day at the studio and stayed
home when they were sick.
VP: But you had support
from R D Burman, your sec-
ond husband?
AB:THe was a good man, an
excellent music director. When

Burman died in 1990, I got so
depressed, people thought I'd
give up singing. But my son'
Anand who was working m
Dubai returned home to be-
come my backbone. He's my
manager; he looks after our res-
taurants, 'Asha's', in Kuwait'
Dubai, England. They serve my
recipes. I'm actively involved -
I wear a chef's coat and hat and
train our cooks.
VP: You take classical-
music lessons and practice
daily. Is it frustrating to sing
film songs for a living?
AB: In the old days, we en-
joyed singing film songs because
the music was wonderful'
Nowadays the lyrics have no
feeling, the tunes are Westem'
it's all rhythm it's just boom'
boom, boom. For duets, the co-
singer isn't present I'm given
the words and music and have
to imagine the co-singer, who

beats, they sight-read, nothing is
memorised. But I improvise.
VP: And how did you hap-
pen to sing with Boy George?
AB: I'm a big fan of his, he's
beautiful, a sweet person. I went
to Taboo Club in London to see
him--in. my sari and bindi.
George Came and hugged me.
'I'm yourr fan, I love your song
'Ave Maria, Om Ganeshaya
Namah','the said. 'Let's sing to-

gether.' We sang an ABBA song.
VP: How is your rela-
tionship with your famous
older sister?
AB: I've sung 90 songs
with Didi. I'm very close to
her. Mother had said: 'When
I'm gone, she is your
mother.' I treat her with re-
spect; we are a traditional

Guyna~s Wa~tter- In

~t/e~f~i ~ijsbekli

THE- Linden Youth Neighbourhood
Development Movement (LNYDM), an
organisation in the forefront of youth
development in the Linden community
and its environs, recently pioneered yet
another positive initiative.
The venture at reference Is the creation of
the first ever Linden flag. first hoisted during
the annual Linden Town Week celebrations
which officiallyi got underway on Sunday April
According to the organisation's chairman,
Mlr Nigel Trotman, the flag represents the
business sector and the township as a whole.
Christened 'The Gireen Heights', the
standard comprises five broad panels, two of
which are dark green in colour, while the
remaining three are of bright gold and white.
The greens fall on the outer edges, while the
white, framed on either side by thin~ slivers of
brown, separates the yellows. The colours in
proportion are; Green 50 %I; gold 40b;
white 7%~and brown -3%j.
The colour green is said to represent the
forested areas and other forms of Vegetation
in Linden.
Emblazoned on each golden panel is a
pineapple, said to represent one of the chief
agricultural crops grown in that hilly?, sandy,
clay and bauxite area of Region Ten.
Beneath the pineapples are two patches of
brown, which represent the type of sand on
the river banks. On the green panels are
samples of logs, which represent the forestry
resources of the Region. The patch of white
down the centre of lag represents the Linden
The flag w'as designed by Ms Hazel Dey, the

organisation's desk manager wcho has been
involved In the business of designing for more
than 20 years. The project w~as sponsored by
the Linden Eco no mic Ad vancement
Programme (LEAP), wvith substantial support
from the Linden Chamber of Commerce and
Trotman said The Movement', which came
out of the President's Youth Choice Initiative
IPYrC1), was launched in 2004. It nowv boasts
12 members, and has since embarked on a
range of projects aimed at promoting the
development of youths m the Linden and its

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Those objectives include: ~ac
Mobillsing youths in the areas of sports and
cultural development;
* Inculcating In thern a sense of discipline as ,;
an important prerequisite for their all-round- .
personal development, ~
" Contributing to the education and training la
of young sportsmen/women in the,,I V
" Providing sporting and other recreationald
activi ties for the com munity;: and
Teaching the yvou~ths marketable and
income-generating skills and the:r ,
development of an appreciation for the'~
inherent beauty in works of art; ~

Some of the job areas in which the youths
are currently honing their skills include: I. ~
*MNetal works and anldinsg;
* Block-making;
* Home Economics and Home
MVanagement; and
* Interior and Exterior decoration.

A ?oung LYNDRIl me~m'berp6roudly hoists
'The Green Heights' during Linden Tow nW'eek.!

By Shiiley Thomais


f ~-,

Ali array of plant pots produced
by LYNDM members. r

GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008 XV

He now holds the Council's Legal Education
Certificate, which not only enables him to
practise throughout the Commonwealth
Caribbean, but also makes him one of the few
attorneys in the United States who are
permitted to practise in the United Kingdom,
New York and the Caribbean. Through him,
Cozen O'Connor is now able to directly serve
Caribbean clients in the energy, insurance,
tourism, aviation and maritime industries,
without the need for local counsel.
Dave spent six nionths studying Caribbean
legal systems and procedures, including civil
procedure, probate, property, and criminal
Practising from the New York
Midtown and London offices -of Cozen
O'Connor, Dave handles sophisticated
litigation matters in a variety of legal areas.
Dave actively litigates cases in jurisdictions
throughout the US, including Texas,
California, and South Carolina, as well as in
.England. He. routinely handles a wide
spectrum of complex .conunercial litigious
matters in a variety of practice areas,

Among other. significant projects in
which the Club is currently engaged is
the Kabakaburi Eye Care Project,
which has so far resulted in more than
100 villagers being recommended to
wear glasses.

*The group is also involved in promoting
literacy in .the troubled East Coast
community of Buxton, and was cited for
the commendable work they are doing
with the kids in that neighbourhood by
none other than the Caribbean District
Governor himself, Mr Cees Dilweg, at
the District's 16th annual conference
held in April in neighboring

According to Nicholson, that project
began just two years ago with just 28
kids. Today, the number has swelled to
close to 220.

Of particular note, however, is the
club's current involvement in the
arrangements for a University of
Guyana student to receive the Rotary
Ambassadorial Scholarship to
complete a degree in medicine at a US-
based institution. That scholarship is
worth US$33,000, Nicholson said.

The Club also has its sights set on
raising much-needed funds for the
sustenance of projects.

For more information, feel
free to contact members of
the Rotary Club of Stabrock
on telephone numbers: 665-
1102; 226-0005; or 639- 1377.

including but not limited to administrative
law, entertainment (including copyright and
trademarks), immigration, international law,
bankruptcy, real estate, landlord tenant,
insurance, maritime, oil and gas, zonitig and
corporate governance. .He- has -tried
numerous cases, both jury and non-jury, and
routinely handles appellate work.
Dave's international client base
includes commercial clients resident in
Singapore, India, Bangladesh, the United
Kingdom, Guyana and Trinidad.
Additionally, Dave's practice also
extends to the Commonwealth Caribbean,
where he currently represents private and
institutional clients throughout the
Caribbean region. There, Dave routinely
represents clients on a wide range of
litigious niatters, including trademarks and
~copyright, breach of contract, immigration,
insurance, anti dismping, construction law, -
maritime, oil and gas, and environmental
matters, as well as advising clients on
transactional matters and corporate
A former Queen's College student,
Dave was the first Guyanese to ever top the
Caribbean in Science at the CXC
examinations, winning the prestigious
Berger Scholarship in 1993. Dave is also a
Guyana scholar and a graduate of the
University of London's University College
(LL.'B. Hons., 1998); City University
(D.;P.L.S., 1999); Inns of Court School of
Law, (B.V.C., 1999); and Cornell Law
School (LL.M., 2001). He is a Leonard
Woodley Scholar oft the Inner Temple, and is
also a member of the Inner Temnple. He

GUIYANESE-born Devindra Kissoon
created a piece of his~tory:for the US-
based law firm, Cozen O'Connor, when
he completed the Commonwealth
Caribbean's Council of Legal Education
bar programme, held in Trinidad and
Tobago at the Hugh Wooding Law

practiced in England as a Barrisete ait the
leading commercial litigation chambers,
Essex Court Chambers (Gordon Piollock,
Q.C.) from 1999 to 2001, specialising in
arbitration and general commercial'
Founded in 1970, Cozen O'Connor
is ranked among the 100 largest law firms
in the United States, serving business,
insurance and private clients. Cozen
O'Connor is a full-service firm w~ith 500
attorneys practicing in 23 offices. The
firm has 21 offices located across the
United States and international offices in
London and Toronto.

A RATHER special treat is in store for
fathers next Sunday at the
Georgetown Club, courtesy of the
Rotary Club of Stabrook.

The event, titled Jazz 'N' Wine: A Toast to
Fathers, is in commemoration of
Father's Day and will feature the jazz
group, The Georgetown Jazz Project. It
will also have as its guest artiste,
Trinidad-based Ruth Osman on flute
and vocals.

The whole purpose to the exercise, says
Club President, Mr Dirk Nicholson, is to
"e-eh h ise te oer o he fate
remind fathers of their duty in the
nurturing of our youth and by extension,
the development of our society."

In keeping with the theme of the event,
patrons will be treated to a variety of
complimentary wines, hors d'oeuvres>
and snippets of dance and poetry as part
of the evening's programme.

Giving an insight into the Club's humble
beginnings, Nicholson said the popular
Jamaican idiom, 'little but talawah'
comfortably befits the image of the tw~o-
year-old, 30-member organisation, in
that since its inception, it has set its
sights on ascending beyond the
mundane and typical trappings of
service clubs to engage in more
meaningful and equally challenging
social projects.

"Indeed," said he, "the mammoth
undertaking to organise and implement
the recently-concluded National Spelling
Bee Championships should serve as a
siga ifourtintec tin itoua m high i
development of people and serve the
needs of the less fortunate."

a t'o;p US lawyere~


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Friendly~y Societies ( NIG O's)

You at~ hereby reminded that ~General Provisions
Regulation 26 (~a)(vi) of the Friendly Societies Act, Chapter
36:04. Laws of Guyana, requires all Friendly Societies to submit, -
by the 1 of 1\4ay each1 year, the annual returns for the previous
ca~lendar year, 'to ;othe Registi-ar, Friendly Society.

i~ iIncome and Expenditure Account
Sotatment ofAssets value
*Statement of Liabilities
*': List of climbers
*Annual Report of activities in relation to~the objectives of
the Soquety :

Take notice, that if your Society has not done so as yet, it is
now in breach !of the Friendly Societies Act. Non-compliance
constitutes a sei-ious infraction which can result in penalties and/or
: c-ancellation o~f your Regis~tration.

Regulation 2($ (d-f) stipulate that 'every member' has a legal
Responsibility in ensuring that the Society complies with the

Fo clarifications, please contact the Office of Registrar Friendly
iSociety. Tel: 2258644

Attention AIL'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
jl~your books of accounts (for the previous year ) in a state of
readiness, by the 15'" day of March each year.

Among thle filing obligations under this Regulation are:
Income and Expenditure Account
Cash Book/Bank Statements
Asset Register
Balance Sheet
LZist of M~embers
Minute Book
Annual Report of activities in relation tp the objectives of
the Society

Take notice that if your Society has no done so as yet, it is
now in breach of the Co-operative Societies Act. Non-compliance
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 dialrifications, please contact' the Office of the Chief Co-
operative Development Officer. Tel: 225-8644 .

longevity ofOkinawans since the mid-1970s. The
World Health Organization had discovered that
Okinawa had the world's longest disability-free
life expectancy and Duettner found that mystery
worth investigating.
Okinawa not only h~as a high number of people
who live to 100 and longer, these elderly residents
Share also-in great health~ forl their age. Ok~inawans
show one-fifth the rates of breast and colon
cancer, and~one-sixth the rates of heart disease
seen in North America, where those two factors
will account- for the deaths of about 80) per cent of
people 65 and older, Buettner said. Obesity rates
are also very low, and physical mobility remains
good even into advanced ages.
"'Somnething is happening with their lifestyle thlat
is yielding these incredible numbers." Buettner
said. Okinawans eat a largely plant-based diet,
which includes at least eight times the fermented
soy as North Americans. But they also have a
culIture t-hat supports the health of the elderly. The
concept of moai explains the extended support
network that people have throughout their lives,
and elders are venerated in Okinawan society.
Also. Buettner explained that in Okinawa, people
hive with a defined sense of purpose --,ikigai or
' "the reason for whjch yo~u wake up mn the world,"
"It's very easy to trivialize a sense of purpose," he
said, "but it's a very important determinant of.
longevity." People who don't lolow wh~y they
Wake up in thle morning probably live seven or
eight years less than those who. do, he said,
making a sense of purpose key, especially in
middle age. The two most: lethal years of life are
the year you're born and the year you retire, he
SThe other three blue zones feature their ownl keys
to longevity. Elders are also revered in Sardinia,
and two glasses a day-of heart-healthy red wine
are standard. On Costa Rica's Nicoya Peminsula,
the average diet of black beans, fruit, and limne-

soaked, aatioxidant-rich corn
hasn't changed much over the past
few millennia.
Lomna Linlda has the highest
concentration of Seventh Day
Adventists in t-he world, Buettner
said, making it truly a cultural blue
zone. Adventists eat a plant-based
diet takeri from the Bible, have
strong faith and family networks,
aind strictly observe the Sabjbath,
taking a day to distress and
recharge once a week. The
Adventist Health Study completed
by the National Institutes of
Health showed that this lifestyle
earns Adventist women in Loma

By Terri Coles
D)AN Buettner hasn't discovered the fountain of
youth, but he has some pretty good clues on
living a longer, healthier life after years of
studying what he calls 'blue zones' -- areas of
the world where longevity and health go hanld
in hand.
Along with a team demographers and scientists,
B~uettner spent seven years studying places where
people were living longer and better, as outlined in
hris book, The Blu~e Zones. That research, fimded in
part by the National institute on Aging, found that
people hi these four zones are more likely~ to see
their 100th birthday. Many of them also manage to
avoid diseases of lifestyle and aging.
Bucttner's blue zones are located in four very
different~ parts of the world: Sardinia, Italy;
Okinawa, Japan; the Nicoya Peninsula. Costa
Rica; and among the Seventh Djay Advent~ists in
Lomna Linda, California. (A fifth blue zone may be
announced in the faill, he told Reuters in an
interview.) These four areas are marked, not only
by a long life expectancy with a high concentration -.
ofcentenarians, but also by a long healthy life
expectancy. Sunply put, people having mn the blue
zones are living longer without the years of decline
marked by illness like heart disease and cancer that
many older North ~mericans face.
Unfortunately, these areas are not part of a new
trend. They are the remaining zones where people
are living long, healthy lives in a world where
globalization has rapidly spread the western diet
aird lifestyle, along with its associated health
problems. "I think these pockets of longevity ~are
disappearing," Buettner said.
Buettner's exploration of longevity began in
Okinawa, Japan. He was planning a series of
expeditions to solve ancient mysteries, and was
directed to.Okinawa by the country's government,
wvhich-has been studying the notable health anld

4 rypical rueal on me Japanese Islana, uKinawa.

used to make healthy lifestyle changes, Buettner
said. They include making low-intensity physical
activity part of one's daily routine, building good
relationships with friends and family. eating a diet
li hter on meat apd excess calories and heavier on
p ants, and findmri a purpose for anld sense of
nB tater or dh with the University of Minnesota
over three years building his vitality compass test,
which he says has tested to be th~e most accurate life
expectancy calculator of its kind and is featured on
his website. The test asks questions about your
health and lifestyle, anld the results include your
life ex ectancy, your healthy life expectancy, and
- ronoloia 1 c. It aalso i enor e epdart cular
areas whhere care Is re uired, he said, and 1)vhere
simple changes based on the nine longevity
characteristics, like making your home a bit less
convenient to increase daily movement or eating
on smaller plates to cut port on sizes and calories,
cal tart tomakaenan impact ony ur heal lie il
imme~i itTv improve your life expectancy at
any age," Iuettner said. "It's never too lat to
start." (Reuters)

Linda an extra nine years of life than their
American peers, while mnen average 1L "'Once
agamn," he said, "you have a heterogeneous
population vastly otsthivmg their cohorts for one
an don r aon aleone:nthenr Hiestsoe. i ou ey
geo raphlically and culturally different parts ofthe
wor d, there are amne characteristics common to all
of then that are portable to any location and can be

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GUYANA COILES~unday, June 8, 2008

Story Time

I amtn years of age and tha' a fact. -ql g g O\~OE]
It is also a fa7ct that my village, Topo, was still
without electricity, roads and running water 170
years after my aiicestors arrived from India to ~ ~ ~ ~ Pi'
Giuyana. FiA C;
In a way, I was glad because the lack of modern.
gadgets like television was responsible f~or mly
celebrity status.
I used to sketch landscapes and portraits of villagers
and they were proud. I was held in awe by the fact I ~klf ~ j~~~jD
calrved mur~ti of Hlindu deities fr-om wood and red 9
burnt br~ick. But it was my beautifuL .I 1 c.l~li.alue hallndwiting thlat qualified m~e, in the eyes of --ee-
the v;i llage elders, fo~r schoo(ling.--
Ait primary school, I was mnoving! alongi by leaps~ and bounds. I was loved by all and the ~eacher~s !'cp~~~"~~- ~ ;--
tooke pr!ide in myi accomp~lishinents. c
Onle duv~. a new\ tacsher arr1ivedc. M~iss-teacher.. us w~e calledt her. w~as beaurtiill. well diressdct anld l
w\ell spoken~. W'hen shle in~troduiced herrsllE sh~e said she was methodlicall atnd ifwe't did things the ~
r-ight way3. thn lcl w~Inoukti be wecll. It didnl' t ako us long to tindi oult what1 n as the' righltl y.
One day.! i was asked to wlrite on~ the d..l IIsI. a Icl Proud of' my copy!bookl handw\riting; 1~o I got,,r a
started. didn't gect far; suddenly~l the wile-c~anc smashed into my knuckles. A2huge sighof inquiry
wentL up.' I was startled. speechless.
'N ot in my classroom, never ever- use your- left hand again. Thait is for the c lumlsy. the unlIearned.
and besides left is associated w ithl the devil.'
What a dilemma -- all my life I was writing with my14 left hand. Now l was forced to use mly right.
This wras learning all over again, and it slowed my p~rogreS~s, and~ 2eventually fe'll to the bottoml of`
the class.
I also lost mly magic touch with ar-t and sculpture. Mly village became sad. I became sad because
my elders took me out of the school that took away instead of add inIg to qlualIificati ons. ...

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Competing Appetiess
Two great white sharks were boasting about ho\\
much they ate. .laws said to Tecth: "I ate cW
pounds of codfish and half as much shrimp. Thenl
l ate 44 bluefish that weighed 3 pounds each, andc
for dessert I had a 100-pound boat anchor."

"That's nothing," said Teeth. "I gulped down an
entire tuna that weighed 52 kilograms. Then I are
three tentacles from a giant octopus. The\!
weighed 28 kilograms each. And for dessert I had
a fIloating life preserver, about 4 one-half
kilograms I would say."

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Our very ownt Annan Boodramn

MVaking a difference in his adopted home
By Je~ff ~Tamarkiin

"Il la ts s roo /wl ~lik,r/ a I h \rne." Prinrr c~ ripal Dav id .e ring. crr/r~: lrl rrLr. llll



*Toyota Carina AT 192
Motor Car No. PHH 5948

Vehic~le can be viewed at GBTI Vreed-en-Hoop Branch.
between the hours of 08:00hr to 16:00hr on Mondays
to Friday.
Seal bid marked 'Bid for PHH 5948' must be sent
no later than Friday June 20, 2008 at 17:00hr to:

The Officer-in-Charge
Human Resources and Administration Department
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Lim~ited
47/48 Water Street. Georgetown.

|The Bank reserves the right to refuse the highest or any bid.

Interested persons are invited to apply for entry for the following Part-
time courses;
a. .The Five-week Modular programme:
Beginning July 21, 2008 and ending August 22, 2008.
b. One-year Certificate course for Beginners
Beginning September 15, 2008.
Applicants for Certificate course are allowed one of the
following subjects. Drawing is compulsory for all students.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons wishing to pursue ftdl-time
courses leading to:
a. the Burrowes Schlool.of Art Diploma ( Dip BSA)
b. the Burrowes School of Art Certificate (Cert B3SA)

Applicants must be seventeen years old by 1" September 2008 and must satisfy? the
following requirements:-
a. For the 3-year Diploma proglrame:
-CXC or GCE O'Level Certificate with four (or more) passes
of which English LangEuage must be one. English Literature
and/or Caribbean History would be an asset.
b. For the 2-year Certificate programme:
-SSPE or equivalent
a sound primary or secondarqy school education and an
aptitude for art
Completed fonns with two recent Passport-size photographs and twvo testimonials
must reach the school~nol.later th~an Friday 18U' July 2008.
Applicants w;ill be inlterviewed on thle 25th and 26'1' August 2008.
Applicants wh~o am: in ti~ed.io attend an interview must each submit a portfolio of
artwork along w\ithlbirthdarld academic certificates.
All applicants mu~st do a practical drawing test.
Applicatiori forms and any information needed mayi be obtained from the Secretar,
Burrowg~s School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue. Georgetown.

Application forms and any information needed may be obtained from t
Secretary, Burrowes School of Art, 15 Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.

Completed forms must reach the school not later than Friday 18'1' Jull
2008 for the one-year Certificate programme and Friday 20'h June for tl:
five-week Modular programme.

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Guyanese, Annan Boodram

'Many' of the students who've attended Mliddle
School 206 in the BRronx canl answer in the
affirmative if'they've been fortunate enough
to have An~nan Boodram as their English
But one of the reasons t~he kids so admire the
pony-tailed native of G~uyana is that he

doesn't stop at the required curricull
Boodram. as his students respectfully
him. believes there's mor-e to education t
satisfyingr a lesson planI.
AZs the school's principal, David Necr
puts it, "H~e does an excellent jo
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Graphic Design
Textile Design
Leather craft


GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008 XIX

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 ;I
*Editing television Scripts and Press Statements, 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 Degree 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/Iarge sized organization. Computer
literacy is essential.

SApplications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be submitted not later
Than 3une 13, 2008 to:

SGuyana Revenue Authority
357 Lamaha & East Streets

Making a difference...
establishing relationships and bonding with back in September, it was going to be
the kids. They know that he cares about different."
them. He demonstrates that through his When he returned for the next: semester,
actions. He makes the classroom feel like a Boodram had not only. organised his work
home." : load but honed his discipl inary skills.
Neering says that, for example, Boodiram "I' set up consequences for everything and
invites kids up to his classroom at lunchtime made sure they were applied," he says.
after they've eaten so that anyone who wants Once he got into the rhythm of teaching and
to can work on a writing piece or something was better able to manage the classroom, he
for their portfolio. found that the: students were eager to learn as
"He'll have upwards of 20 kids in his class long as a support: system was in place fo~r
for the second half of lunch just doing what them.
they need to do to improve their school He began spending extra time with them and
work," says Neering. "It's ver-y positive, and became involved with other aspects of
it makes a lot of difference. Il's inspiring." school li~fe: getting MS 206 enrolled in the
Boodramn first came to MS 206 in 2002. a Daily News spelling bee, for example, and
decade after arriving. in New; York. H-e had working with the student council.
taught in hlis homeland and expected th~e "T~hose: are th ings that hr-oad en their horizons
experince to be similar here, but he quickly; andi help, them when the~y make their choices
foundl out it wouldn't be the case. forf high schooll" he says.
"My first few months were horrble.;" H~e atlso discovered that one way of reaching
confesses the 52-year-old, who lives onl E the students was to draw parallels between
TIremont Ae. in the B~ronx with his wyife: and their experiences growing up in the Bronx
i 5-yiearl-oldi son. and stories he'd hzardl while involved in his
"In Giuyana,, it's strict and ther-e's a respect major activity outside of school: serving as
that a kid gives to you, but none of that was editor of the monthly Bronx-based
here," he says. "Antd the language! I couldn't newspaper The CaribbeanI Voice, a position
believe that kids were speaking like that! he's held since 19)99, using journalism
"I asked one kid to do something, an~d he experience he gained before leaving
started jumping on the desk -.-Tdidn't know G~uyana.
what to do. I thoiight I was going to give it up Th~ere, as a political activist since age 16,
and look for another job. But during the Boodramn had reported on and often
summer vacation, I swore that when I came participated in the struggle to bring

1.. The Gjuyana Revenue Authority invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified
bidders to supply the follow ng communication equipment:
The supply~ and delivery of "Eleven Photocopiers."
2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders
subject to provisions of Section 11 1 (Eligible Countries) as defined in the Bidding

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain information, clarification, and uplift bid
documents frl o th~e Director Procurement and Operational Support Unit -
G~uyana R~evenue Au~thority. 2 16/21i7 Lamaha Street, G~eorgetown Tel#t 225 2081,
from Monday to Thursdayr 8 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8 am to 3.30pm.

4. Qualifications requriremetnts include: Valid Certificates of Compliance from NIS
and GRA ;which shoui c submitted for companies with offices registered in
Guyana, and Bid SCurityl of one hundred and fifty thousand (G$150,000.00)

5.A complete set of Bidditig Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders upon payment- #fa non refundable cash. fee of three thousand dollars
6. Bid shall be submitted ih a plain scaled envelope bearing no identification of the
Bidder. The envelope should be clearly marked in the upper left hand corner.
"Supply and delivery of Eleven Photocopiers Guyana Revenue Authority."
Bids must be addressed to:
The Chairman,
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Fi nance
Main and Ulrquhart Streets
And deposited inl the ~Tender Box at the above address not later than 09.00 h on
Tuesday 10"' June 2008. Electremnic bidd~ing wCill nlot be perm~ittedl. Late bids will
be rejected.

9. Bids will be opened in the presence of those B~idders or their repr-esentatives who
choose to attend at 9.00h on Tulesday 10"'h une 2008 in the Boardroom of the
National Pr-ocuremenlt and Tender Admninistrattion Board, Ministry of Finance at
the above address.

10. The National Procuremlentt and Ten~der Adminlistr-ation Board. Ministry of Finance
reserves the r-ight to reject any or all B~ids without assigning reasons wihatsoever
and not necessary ly toaward to thclowest Bid

After- settling in to his nlew home inl New
Yrork, Boodrarn felt a n~eed to pick ulp wher-e
bc'd left olffas a journalist to, as he explains,
"link communities together through
information antd provided a voice for the
"My journalism is premised on
activism," he continues. "Investigative
journalism and teaching ar~e similar. It's
about helping people. This school is
located in an area of the Bronx that is
socio-economically depressed I
remember once I was teaching how to
write a feature article, and some of the
students were struggling to write the

lead. After the lesson. l asked them, 'Howi
many of you kinow of a murdcer- thatt
happened in your coml~munity?' Every
hand went up.
"They told me stories of~ seeing bodies
falling from buildings and things like that.
What I learned was that for some of these
kids,it's an achievement just to make it to
school in the morning. I believe that you
can only bring out the best in students if
you address the issues at the same time
that you're trying to educate the child."
(New York Daily News)

tCo-ope~rative Re unfc of Guyana

Supply and delivery of Photocopiers.

6/7/2008, 5:37 PM



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National Identification Card3 is a legitimnate instrument of identiication for the person in whose name it is issued.
You wrill need yotur Natio~nal Identificatiotn Card to identify youlrself for several purposes.
National Identification Cards are required for the followring:-
1. Applying for a Driver's permit (licence)
2. Applymng for a Passport
3. Applying fora Loan
4. Applying for a Police Clearance Certificate
5.Applying for a Taxpayer Identification Number (TINr)
6. Carrying out Bank Transactions
7. Carrying out Post Office Transactioons
8. .Arranging Hire Purchase Transactions
9.Cal-ying out transactions associated with the National Insurance Scheme (NIS)
10. Carrying out transactions specifically related with Old Age Pensions

A Passport's specific function is to allow you to pass a port (of entry or exit). A Passport is not an ID card.
*ANational I~dentification Card does not expire every five years (as does a passport)'
An ID card is easily replaceable, if it is lost or damaged.
An ID card is easy to carry around (e.g. in handbags or wallets).
Registration, in order to obtain a National ID card, is compulsory by law. You can be prosecuted for not

Anyone who willbe 14 years or older by June 30, 2008, and is a Gulyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more can register during the ongoing
House-to-House Registration exercise and be issued a National Identification Card thereafter.

Source Documents Req uired For Registration:
You must be in possession of the following source documents as may be necessary:-
1. Original Birth CertificateoravalidiGuyann Passport
2. Original Marriage Certificate (and original birth certificate) in the case ofa name change by marriage.
Married women in possession of valid Guyana Passports with their husbands' Sulrname do not need to
provide Marriage Certificates.
3. Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate --- in the case ofa name change by Deed Poll.
4. Original Ilatu realization Certificate for naturalized citizens.

All persons who are eligible for registration, but are not in possession of the relevant supporting documents) above
stated are urged to take immediate steps to acquire the said documents in order to facilitate their respective
registration during this House-to-House Registration exercise.
This House-to-House Regristration exercise will conclude on July 4, 2008.

GUYANA CHRONIICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008

By Normnan F~aria

L;AST month, thle governmentt inl the Canladian
province of Q~uebec rejected a recommendation
fromt a commission to have a crucifix.in the
proviner's parliament
taken down. Premier Rene Charest in the
mainly; French-speaking prov~ince said it w~as
part of thlepeoples history.
The Commrissio:n's mandatelli waUs t.o isee howM 3n
incre~asing number of` imnmigrantrs, including from ll
theC Mid-eaiSt andi Asia. coukid be "re~asolnably
accomlmodated." It was set up by the C~harest
administration itself.
Tfhe Qubec government apparently hadl no
probilems with thei c~omminssic on's otherI mnain
rcommel~ndati~tons. wIhichl includedi call~ to

& Western varlues andt lear1n Frnchlc]. Tlhe later was ~
arll to, be expectedl since C'anadian lawis hotec lon?
giclen Quebc~c the right to ensurec its popublaion

pea Frnh hc 0pr eto h ouaio

As we kno0w. secularismI had come out of thq
greatI humanist and dlemocratic ideals o-f the
European Enlightenllent and the Amerrican anld
French Revolutionls, among whhose' pr~inciplels was
that Manr can reason for himselfiberlself without
anyV obscurantist impedimnent, become active
citizens inl a Natlion State, and embr~ace and
prom-ote certainlinalienlable rights.Ulp to that time,
at leaSt in Eulrope.pelople weren't governed by
popularly selected representatives. bult by (mainly
Catholic) C'hurch clerics or royal families
influence by them17.
ThelL Chlrrch was the biggest lanld owners. It
had ai cruel tax systern (lit~hes) wh~ich~ tell the
maoinly peasant population inl perpetual ploverty.
As late as the" 1970s. serious historians point oult
tluit the HIigh C~atlholic influence in m~ilitary
dlictatorships in Spain anld Portugial fonr exsample,
co~ntributed to1 their e~conomnic bac~kw~ardness
relative to mother neighbouring european
countries. OnlI\ by~ the 1950~s. sa~y respec~ted
commen;!~lturic\ie(Se~e for, euxamplle 'Th1c Pudi~ckh
Law\\: C'lericail I us~cism in Quebeec' in; the journl~l1

The historic signing of the US Declaration of independence. the First
Amendmnent of wIrhich declar-es: "Congress shall make no law respecting
an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof .. '

110 cherSC be dni ic;-i n ~; achp~ l\icmeiany o separation ofl ('ic

o`~ nis:e1 h ~ 3 < ~ il sc? anpe nod tolill oppewwoenban the t v ar esI.~I

ethni c orreligious Ieliel for afil iation.
The great Amnericanl Revolutrion ( 1775 -1 783) wtas in fluence~d
by democratic idecals and aspirations. some of which also impacted
on the Frenlch Revolution (1789-1799). T'he us constitutionn
incorp~orates Amenldments keeping C:hurch interference out of State
affairs. Thcec Amendmentls were in recent years referred to in
successful bids in courts by) civil liberties groups to have religiours
symbols remlloved from puLbic places (those funding by tax payers).
In 2006,, the US Supreme C~ourt asked that plaqules bearing the
(Christian) ~TenI Commandmenten s be removed froml two courts in the
State of Kentucky. Last year the
Amlerican Civil Liber-ties Ulnion petitioned for the taking down of a
five-foot-high granite stone with the Ten Commandments on it
fromloutside acourt-hlouseminFlorida.
The U~nion insisted that it was nlot making a judgment on the
Commandments themselves; it pointed out that such a monumnent
was not- historical and intimidated people who had different
religious beliefs.
Those in authority who thought otherwise decided to fighlt back,
but their argruments were countered by a group called 'Americans
United for Separation1 of Church and
Its Executive Director, Rev Barry L~ynn, said: "(A spokesperson
for those wishing the Ten Comnmandments to stay) ~wants
government to promote religion. He's on the
wrong track. Religion does not need government help to remain
healthy anld prosper, and thle First Amendment (in the U1S
Clmstitution) prohibits government promotion of
rei is a good quote on which to end.
L~iberal-democratlic governments such as that in G~uyana refer to
Constitutions which proclaim a secular State.
These governlmnts steadfastly defend the freedom of religions to
exist. Religious spokespersons can proselytise as much as they
want, so long as it doesn't infringe on thle time honoured deniocratice
tradition of people's public institutions, including in the
education sector. Where organised religious elements openly flout
laws and regulations which endanlger public safety, the State,
however, has an1 obligation to intervene.
For example, where religious spokespersons threaten public order
by stirring up racial, ethnic and social tensions and divisions with
sermons and/or influence on 'politicians', appropriate measures
have tobe taken.
Gulyana has a healthy democratic and secular system where
different religions are respected and all views considered. We
must always deepen and defend this cherished tradition.
(Norman Farisis Guyana's Honorary Consul in Barbados)



GUYAnAr C1ikflhtil:;~~undisi'~in~`d Tu'rfe g 8 :2008 ~~ ~-`- - --

The Guyana Elections C'ommission (G3E~COM3 is currently con~ductinlg a House-to-Holuse R~egistr~ation exercise which
will conclude on JULY 4, 2008.
Who Can Regrister:
Anyone who will be 14 years or- older by' 30'h June, 2008. and is a Giuyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization,
or is a citizen from a C'ommonwealth country living in Guyana for one year or more, is eligible for registration during
this House-to-H-ouse Registr ation exercise.
How To Apply For Reg~istration:
Ensure: that youare at home w~hen the GECOM Riegistration T'eam visits. Approupriate public announcements
will be made at the local level prior to the visit of a Regisrat-ion Teamn to your ilmmediate locality.
You must be in possession of the following source documents as might be~ necessary to s~uppolrt your
application for registration:-
i. Origiinal Birth Certificate issued by the General Register Of~fice or a valid Guy~ana Passport
ii. Or-igina lMar-riage Certificate (and original birth certificate) -- in the case of a name change by way of'
iii. Original Deed Poll and original Birth Certificate in the case of any change of' name by Deed Poll.
iv. Original N naturalization Certificate issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and original birth
certificate/valid passport in the case of naturalization. Evidence (photocopy/duplicate) of an
application having been made for naturalization will nobt be accepted.
Baptismal Certificates, expired passports, photocopies of relevant documents or documents from Priests,
Elders, Head Masters, Village Captains/Touchous and Justices of the Peace, nor existing ID Car~ds, WIrILL NOT
be acceptable as source documents for registration.

All persons who will be eligible for registration, but are not in possession of the relevant supporting documents)
above stated are urged to take immediate steps to acquire: thle said documents in order to facilit~ate their respective
registration during the H~ouse-to-Hlouse Registration exercise.
Give only tale and correct information to the Registration Clerk. It is an offence that is punishable by law to
give false information for registration.
Ensure that your photograph and all of your fingerprints are taken by the Registration Clerk.
On completion, your application and photograph will be forwitrdied to the GTECOM Secretariat fol
completion of the Registration process.
Persons who are registered during the House-to-House Registr~ation exercise will be included in the new
National Register of Registr-ants Database. If you atre not registered, a National Idenltification Car~d will not be issued
to you.


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anyone to give me advice. I know
everything. I am reason for your fear," he
But St Michael says it is not just radical
messages in music that has led to their
absence from the airwaves.
DJs give massive air play to some songs
after the singer offers what they
commonly r-efer to a.s an incentiveve, but
which in reality is a bribe, he sayIs.
"This has now affected the royalties -we
earn orom the. air play because mediocre
artists whose songs play more because of
corrupt DJs are the ones earning the
royalties,"'he told the BBC.
His proof, hie says, is that after a light: out
buyin-g drinks for D)Js, his songs enjoy
greater exposure.
"Certain DJs have had drinks with me on
myv deal anld thle following morn~ing- they
are playing myi music like nobody's
Several radio DJs do acknowledge that
corruption has become common in the

....._ ,ak- E;.- .s.mh~l~ ....irw --e-;;
Maiko Zulu, aka 'St Michael'

'Quality control'

But tho"e ntend e~~-d bye hee v'Csaid would never
Chazaso Ndhlovu, better known as DJ Chaiza to his
fans on Hone FML, is one of manzy DJs working at nine
FM stations in the capital, Lusak~a.
He says that. as a pr-ofessional mu sic teacher, hisa main
priority is assessing the quality- of the music befor-e
playing it,
"I don't accept any bribes," he says.
But he admitted that some musicians had offered him
money to play their- songs or had offered to pay him
after he plays their songs.
Another DJ, Mbachi Nkhata, who also doubles as
programmes manager at Q FM, defends the massive
air- play some songs enjoy on his radio station.
"We have a qualityr contr-ol system in place and DJs
cannot just play anything just because it's Zambian,"
he says
He dismissed allegations of corruption.
If their music is not played, local artists need to face
up to the fact that it may not be as good as they think,
he says.
The Zambia Music: Copyright ~Protection (Zamcops)
attributes the growing cases of corruption in the
industry to the tendencyI by radio DJs to collect the
latest music CDs directly fromlmu sicians.
"The procedure is that the musician is supposed to
leave thle CDs wlith the radio stations' libraries,"
Mutale Kaemnba, Zamcops deputy general manager,
"But the problem is that the upcoming radio stations
do not have well established libraries."'
She added that Zamcops is unable to step in and stop
songs being played. even if there is a case of suspected
But in the end, she said, it came down to quality
and the consumer would ultimately reject music
not worth paying for. (BBC News)


3:30 PM4 6:30 P)M
10:00 AM 5:00 PM

Chazaso Ndhlovu, aka 'DJ Ch-aza'.

6/W2006, 5:28 PM


By Musonda Chibamba

MBIAN radio DJs are coming under
ack for not playing the most
alar music, but the most lucrative.
3 claim is made amongst others by
nbian artist Maiko Zulu, also known
St Michael, who says mahy musicians
re their music blacklisted because
y refuse to pay bribes-
WMichael is best known in Zambi~a-for a
Itroversial song entitled, Mad
,romnpted several FiM stations to ban it
en it was released earlier this eear,
;cribing the song as "too radical"' for
air waves.
.ulting the president is a criminal
mece in Zambia, and carries a prison
Itence of up to two years.


Mad President, St Miichael sings: "I am
Police the judge and julry,: I hire and
at my own desire.
rnake my own3 rules and I don't need



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10 the Daily and Sunday

the most wid~sely

circulated newnspa per
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Office of the Regional Democratic Council
Region #10
19 Republic Avenue
Mackenzie, Linden.

Contractors w~ho have been pre-qualified by thle Regional Tender Board of Region, #10 (Ulpper
D~emerara/Berbice) for 2008 are invited to purchatse Bid Doucuments for wvorks to be done in the
following: categories:

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, Wight's Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown, on or before 09:30 h on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

Tenders m ust be ma rked, "Tender for unserviceable vehicle" on the top
right-hand corner of the envelope.

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


BERBICE Plantain Walk to Ithaca 09:00 to 15:00 h

BERBICE No. 46 Village to Phillipi 08:00 to 16:00 h

DEMERARA Consumers in Meadow Bank 08:30 to 12:30 h
BERBIlCE No. 19 Village to Albion 08:00 to 15:00 h

DEMERARA Section of Garden of Eden, Friendship Public
Road, New Hope & Hope, Grove, Parts of 08:00 to 16:00 h
Diamond, Prospect, Part of Mocha
Joseph Pollydore, Norton & Princes Sts.
Lodge. Meadow Brook Gardens; Lodge
Housing Scheme, Century Plam Gardens,
Durhan Backlands, Wortmanville, :Tuckville. 08:30 to 17:30 h
North East & East La Penitence, West La
Penitence, Albouy~stown, Winter Place.
UG Campus, CPCE, New Haven,,Belvoir
Court, Blygezight Gardens :
Lilliendaal, Bel Air Promade, Bel Air Village, 08:00 to 16:00 h
Garden &Springs, .Consumers between
Liliendaal to Success.
BERBICE Line Path. to Moleson Creek 08:00 to l6:00 h
Planters Hall to Bygeval 09:00 to 15:00 h

DEMIERARA IConsumers between Diamond to Herstelling 08:30 to l4:30 h



_ I

8 Minibus
OSuzuki leep

- PDD 6902
- PDD 3602

Tender document may be uplifted from the
R Regional Accorunts Departmenlt, 19 Republic
Avee Ln teilen fro nJune06, 2008 for non-

Caeg r4 5,

The: following requirements must be met;

Teindters: must be atddressed to:

Regional Tender Board
Region #10

T -enderers are to submit with
their tenders Certificate of
Comnpliace issued. by the
e om isse ef IIRD and
SThe wodr tendered f'or rmust
be clearly marked at the top
righlt hand corner of the
STe nd erers or their
representatives may be
present at the opening of the
tenders on June 18, 2008
Swhren tender closes and opens ,
at 9:00 am when tender
'/ The Te~ndecr Boardl is noff
bound to acept the lowest
tender and Iretains the right to
reject anly tender without
assigmng areLason.

SHenry Rodne~y(Mr.)
RegioaldExecutiie Officer

Category1i- Buildings 1. R &~ M to Teachers
Q~uarter-House#1124- Blue Berry H~ll- Wi smara l .
2. R 2M to D.R.E.O Quarter-HIouse#1 31-
3. Cntinuled Ru~tBM~ to U per Demercara

4. R& (vi to Christainburg Primary School
-Wi mar
5. Rc oM to ~i ncl~ Foundation Seconlary
6.Continued R &e M to iAmelia's Ward
Primary School
7. aotinuedA Id to ito Ma ketz a l~

S8. Continued R & Mi to T'eachers Hostel-
Amelia's Ward
9. R & M to Lindein Learnijng Resource
unntcl -ekni rPrimary -School
10. R & M to Kwakwani Nursery school-
Berbice River
11. Renovation of Old Teachers Hostel
Kwiakwrani. Berbice .
12; GOeneral restnrcturing of Teahlers
Hd~tel- Kwakwani, Berbice
1S.1. general repairs to Watootka Day
Primary Grade 2
Cat ry4 Etfrast o tkus to Fence Education
~ieartment- Macke~nzie
1- 5; E~xtmrnal Workrs to sections of fence
:.. Amelia's Wadrd Primanry
16. e tertral works to ix-rimeter fence -

17, External Workts to Fence -M~ackenzie
Pfrian~ary School.
181 External works to Fence- DREO Qrti-
S19. External Works to Admin O~fficer's
Quar~te Comnpound Crabwood Street,-
20; .External Works to Regional
Administrative Office. Compound"

Category2- en~I o'rks
21. Construction of C~ulverts &~ other
Assifociated structure Ulpgrading of
access damns &t canaZlS WeSt aitooka
22. Reconstruct~ion of Surfac'l~c WalteDrin
and culvert Silvertown.Wismar
23. Rehabilitation of River Side Drive
Access Road Wa~tooka
24. Reh~abilitationl of` 2"; Street Silver Town1
Roadf-Wismnar- Retendrch
25. Rehlab. Of Canvas City Nurseryv Scholcol
Access Roadt- Relender.

Look out for our Data Verification Teams. They will be in th'e following areas on Monday June 09:
DEMERARA: Nabaclis, Cove & John, Noot-en-Zu~il, Hope/Low Lands Douch Four, Two Friends.
Ann's Grove, Clonbrooke
BERBICE: New Amsterdam (Adelphi Village & Settlement), Onverwagt (Ithaca), Hampshire
~t~ (Rosehall Town Portuguese Quarter)


Tenders are invited for the pu rchase of the followi ng vehicles:


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KENYA'S oldest pupil, 88-year-old Kimani Nganga
Maruge, has been forced to abandon his studies and
move into a home for the aged, his school has said.
Teachers said Mr Maruge had been identified as
vulnerable by the Red Cross following the unrest which
shooki the country after December's election.
Mr Maruge's schooling was disrupted in January,
when hisa home was burnt down.
The great-grandfather has held, since 2004, the world
record for being the oldest person to start primary
Mr Maruge enrolled at Kapkenduywa Primary in
Eldoret a year after the Kenyan government introd-uced
free primary schooling.
'Inter-national figure' .
The school's head-teacher, Jane Obinchu, said be had
never missed school before and so whnen he failed to
show up on Thursday, they' began to look for him.
"'We immediately had to establish what had gone wrong
to ascertain our fears~ before his fellow pupils told us
they had seen him aboard a Red Cross vehicle," she
told the AFP news agency.
The Red Cross later confirmed Mr Mija~ruge had been
Ms Obinlchu expressed her disappointment at the
decision and said it may have been hastily taken.
"He is an international figure who was very keen with
his studies. I doubt if he canl accept his studies to be
interrupted," she added.
The chairman of the local parents'~ and teachers'
association, Albert Kebenei, called on the ministry of
education to "come to our rescue" and explained that
SMr Maruge had dramatically incr-eased enr-olment at
Sthe school by inspiring families.
Mr Maruge, two of whose grandchildren also attend
the school, had said he wanted to eventually
complete veterinary diploma. (BBC NEWS)


A~dms!niont~o thr Lcser Sixth Egcrm~~o sefondr y aeS~hoolsnf th
200- 009Acdemc ea

Applications a~re invited from sutudents wh~o wish to enter onle of the undermllentioned schools in 2008 2009 Academic Year to pursue studies at the
Canribbean Advanced Proficiency Examlination Level.

Special Conditionls

1) Applicants who wish to study Electricall Technology must have o~btainedi at least a Grade 3 in Electricityv at the G~eneral
Proficiency Level or the said grades inl Electrical Electronics at. the Technical Proficiency Level and at least Girade: 3 in
Mathematics anld Physics at the General Proficienlcy Level.

2) Applicants who wish to study, Law must have obtalined at least a Grade 3 in History.

Agppication Forms may be obtai~edi from the Offices of the respect-ive schools or Departments of Education and must. when completed, be submitted to the school of the applicant's choice by August f.., 2(0LO

Birth Certificate, and recently taken passp~ort-sized photograph must be submitted along with the A~pplication F~orm. On receipt of
CSEC results. the result slip must be submitted f'or verification.

Applicants must submit a character reference from the last school heishe attended if the CAPE subjects are to be pursued at another
school. This must be submittedl when verifying results.

Applicants will be considered for admission Lron a ampettiv_bass~ is. Only those applicants who fulfill the requirements set out above
and whose grades indicate: that they have the necessary capacity for an Advanced Leve~l Course in those subjects will be selected.

Genevieve Whyte-N eldd
Chief Education Officer



Th~le follow~ing conditions are relevantI:

(a) Applicants must have been under 18 years of' age on January~ 1. 2008E.

(b) Applicants must halve obtained G~radle Three (3) or better in at least five (5)
siubjects at one sitting or G~rade Three or better in at least six (6) subjects at two
sittings of' the Caribbeanl Secondary Education Certlificate Examinations (C'SEC).

(c) All applicants mnust do C~ommunication Studies alnd C'aribbean Studies.

(d) All applicants must have o~btained at least a Girade Three (3) i nl English A and Mathematics.

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Tortilla prices put pressure on poor

Successfucl candidates will be invited to attend an interview at a later date.
Application forms will be issued on the day of the test. Please bring with you forl the test, two(2) RECE~NT Passport-size
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By DuncanlKennedy

ONE is never enough. Fill them with meat, with beans, with
rice, withnaothing,bhut one tortilla is never enough.
The size of a small plate, this soft, thin. unleavened corn breadl is
present at nearly every M~exican meal you eat.
Few people can make do with just one of them11 a good half a
dozen is about average.
TIhat is, if you can afford it.
About 40OM Mexicans liv~e on S5 (2.50) a day, or less.
Tortillas are what these people live on, so they are much more
than just bread. Anld when the price of tortillas rises, it is big new~s.

TIhat is whyv a recent announcement by M~extico's N~ational
Chamber for; the Tor-tilla and Dough Industry made such an
The chamber predicated that tortilla prices would r-ise by about
1 8% in the nexct month because~ of rising costs of fuel and corn.
It said the average price for a tonne of milled corn hlad g~one froml
3,000 pesos in Janu~ary to 3,650 pesos ntow, anld that those rises
would have to be passed on to consumers.
In simplle terms. that would rnean the price of a kilogram of
tortlillas woulld go upl fr-om about1 8.5 pesos (80 US cents) a kilo
now to a round 10O pesos a ki lo in June.

New Amsterda T11 Cc Ilal Institute

Like the roti and curry enterprise here in Guyana
and across the Caribbean, making tortillas
means brisk business for many Miexican

Protest mar-ches
If you live on $5 a day, thant kind of increase is a big deal an~d
the government tknows it.
I-ast year. tens of thousands of people marched in protest at
sanilar price rises for tortillas. People wIere angry anld there
were scuffles.
Ma ny blamed A merican corn farmers for diverti ng their cr~ops
Oaya to produce bio-fuels.
Fora ti me, the situation looked volati le.
The governments stepped in to peg pr~ices anld it is making thle
same soothing noises now.
"My government won't lremain with its arms crossed in the facet
ofl this problem."' Mextico's President Felipe C'alderon said

His economy minister, Eduar~do Sojo,. added that the
governmeLnt wvas wvorking with.the tortilla ip~dustry to keep, a lid
on prices.
"'There is no price increase," he saidt. "It will not go up
to morrloev.
A~nd.10o somle extent. hie is r~ight.
Gio to any street-corner venldor arou~l nd Mexlico City's central
Zocolon Squ~a re andc prices appear stable fo- n~ow.
Thez Sovernment does not directly subsidise tortilla prices. but it
otl-ers help for transport and warehousing. which, in; effect,
helps keep the price: at tolerable lev~els.
Record, crop
13u~t, with other forecasters predicting tortilla prices will shoot
up by as much as 40%,6 to 12 poeos a kilo, the6 govenurnent's
ability to deal with7 those market for-ces mlay not he so, greatt.
That is because inflation is already at a thlree-year. high. Grlowthl~
is down in the past qluarter and oil pr-oduction is running at
4100,000 fewer barrels than at the samle time last yiear..
Thle situationl has left the governinecnt's banrk bnalance short of
100~bn pesos. according to Mr Calderon.
O~ne bright~l note' is that Mexrico is on target for a record '(2008
corn acrp. which would mean two, good harvests in a r~ow.
Bult it is starting from a low base.
Even~ the president has admuittedl that thle co~unry7's abjlity to
p-roduce more grain is limited, becaulse so manyL fannlers have'L
albandonedi their fields inf recent ye~ar~s to fi nd better paid wrorkE in1
the neigthbouring- UjS.
"For- many years. developing coulntries. in particularI Me~xico.
faccd the problems of very high sutbsid~ies inl 1he U.nited States
and Europe. and this dlrove: a lot of producers out of the
competition on." Mr1 C:alIderon said.
"This hlas mea nt that when w~e see thi s rise ini worldl demnl~rd for
focod, the re~actio~n from 111.. uppil~ side is not as fast."
l.au nt i ng reali ty
TheL ironyi is that this is happening in Mextico. the land where
corn wals ftrstdtomesticated some 7.000 years ago.
Ev:eryonre hasa: a I; a n I; i lll l ar e >blame f~or all thlis.
Whether it is rising demand for food and fuel from India and
Ch'~i na,or the NorthA merican Free Trladc Agreeme~n t(NiAFTAI~)
between Mexico andC ther Unlited States, there are arguments to
Ihe madce fo~r callusand effect.
Bult count~ries like Mexico have to livLe with tlhe laurnting reality
now\. that prices of. the corer-of-life food so matny millions rely
on mny soonl start to rise beyond their reach.
Anld thlat could cauLse problems a stalple that mlay~mak~e a
country ~unstab~le.
Onle tortilla may. not be enough, but it may soonl be all thlat
many can afford.(BBC: News)

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The selection ~Test for admission to the New Amsterdamn Technical Institute (N.A.T'.I.) for school year. 2008/2009 will be
held at the Institute as follows:


Friday 13 June, 200g
Fr-idayi 13 June, 2008
Friday 13 Juone, 2008




Agriculture Mechanic
Automotive Trades
Bricklaying and M/asonry
Carpentry and Joinery
Electrical Installation Practice
Fitting and M;achining
Radio and Electronic Servicing
Welding: Practice

(1) Diploma inl Secr~etarial Science
(2) Ccrtif'icate in Secretarial Science
(3) Ordinlary D~iploma in C'ommerce
(4l) Ordinary Certificate in Commerce (Evening only)
(5) Basic Course in Computer
(6) Intermediate Computer
(7) Advance C~omputer
(8) Basic Course in Business
(9) Diploma in Computer- Science
(10) Certificate in Computer Science (Evening only)


(Ev:ening /day release) (1) Electrical Inlstallation
(2) Plumbing
(3) Motor Vehidcl Work
(4) Welding
(5) Carpentry and Joinery
(New course) (6) M'asonry


1) Me~lchanical Engineering Technlician -- P-art 1 &
2) Arc~hitectural Drawing (Evening)
3) Ordinary TPechnician Diploma (Eviening)
41) Telecommuninication Technician (Evening)
5) Agriculture Engineering Technician (Evening)
6) Diploma in Land Surveying F~ull-time only*
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GUYANA CHRONICLE Sunday, June 8, 2008 XXYV

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0___ _~ __~______________ _________________ ___ ____ ___

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 during normal working hours from Tuesday 27'"
May 2008 from:

40 Main Street,

GPL's Web Site at www.gplinc.com
The complete tender must be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the tenderer: and shall clearly mark on the top?, left hand corner,
"Tender, Alignmient Survey".

Tenders shall be addressed to:
Tender Board,
Guyana Power & Light Inc.
257-259 Mliddle 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 12"
June 2008.

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 GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates
GPL reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotations at any time during the
procurement process.

No.53 Village, Corentyne Skeldon
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. Th eGiuyara Po er &eL ght (GPL) nc no invi ee speaed snd Lo sitably qualified

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~complt set or biddingud cuments in Eenglish rnaymbee o nloade by inaerae edGB ddae
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 Mliddle 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
Eids must be accompanied by valid GRA and NIS Compliance Certificates.

Having lots of charm is nothing new for you especially today, when you will bc
bubbling over with thoughtful remarks and flattery that's just subdued enough to be
convincing. All of this charm is bouncing back to you, and helping you keep a posi-
tive attitude. You will not be sweating any of the small stuff. Flaky or annoying
people won't be able to get you down you'll just give them a smile and keep
going on your merry way. It's a great day for negotiations.
Cutting back on your shopping list of 'must haves' is never a fun thing to do it
doesn't feel good to deprive yourself of things your really want! But you do need :j
restrict yourself, right now. The more indulgent you are now, the more you will re-

nity, so save up, so that you can be ready.
You've been telling everyone about the new projects you want to start, and everyone
has been wonderfully supportive. But today, they might start to get impatient. Where
are all of these big ideas you were going to make into reality? It's time to get going
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 today,
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 everyone
has been wonderfully supportive. But today, they might start to gpt impatient. Where
are all of these big ideas you were going to make into reality? It's time to get going
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 today,
you run the very real risk of getting a reputation for being flaky.
Everyone who thinks you're cool is going to let you know, today! Accept compli-
ments graciously, because there will be a ton of them. Whether it's complimenting
you on your new look, that recent touchdown you made at work, or just the fact that
you are a fantastic person, the people you encounter today are going to love giving
hau le. oBut tisno tn lt in ot Iu hahd.c V ct is crt nnlynothing to be

~kjM Quality time is more important than ever, today, and you should be willing to do just
travel. Now might be the time to use up those frequent flyer miles you've been say-
ing. 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 more 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 names to your little black book
or more contacts to your career 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!i You'll both win in this situation.

Thorpilotionship you've been building with one of your newest friends is getting so
intense that you're starting to look like a set of twins joined at the hip! Before you
lose all sense of your own identity, you need to step 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 maintain 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 with you? You cannot oblige people
to goalongdwith sometl rg yum ante Unless of aore you show ,he Oh yo uw7e

need to get ready to give stuff up in order to get stuff in return. Need a loan? Work
out an interest payment. Need someone's time? Cook them dinner ihi return maybe
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
day, you are going to be inspired by it. Not knowing exactly what is going to happen
next wiel sak eou 1 r svtand help you tarted upma few new docil end favors

that hot nightspot, or explore a new neighborhood that's supposed to be great for
people-watchmng. You've got the right attitude to discover something new.

The marriages and births in your family add special energy to thosb regular family
get-togethers, and it's a awful lot of fun to spend time getting to knqw your group's
newest members. But at an upcoming family event, you 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 unconditionalilove that comes
from someone who has known you all your life. It's something yoiu 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 you do and that's okay.

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Dear students,
Now is the time to develop a complete picture of what you might be examined on in C'XC
Enrglishi A. This will surely help you decide what to revise and with which topic to begin your.
revision. Whatever is your finding, we advise again that you use the revise-as-you-go
technique which is very effective for young people. This approach lessens examination
anxiety, and supports your more intense study shortly before the examination. Be wise now!
Love you.

Abruptly he fell to searching for the words as she wanted to hear. "She has a graceful neck,
aubum hair, sober eyes. She's clean articulate, though shy -" H~e looked sideways at her. "I
think you'll like her."
"Whether Ilike her or not is unimportant.'.
"'She will produce healthy children,"'he added, - something that your three of~fsprings have
Thus farbeen unable to do."
She continued to frown at him. Then apparently as weary of the encounter as he was, she
concluded. "Then you wish me to speak to b~anns with the Powelses?"
"Why not?" he replied hurriedly, "I rather thought that was the point of all this.,,
She nodded, a solemn~look upon her face, as sad and preoccupied as the one she'd arrived with.
He had hoped to walk back through the castle gates with her smiling, on his ann,. a pretty
family pof-trait whichhle was certain would please Sophia.
But apparently it was not to be.- As she started to rise, he again gave her generous support. H~e
was sorry, that she had cooled toward him. And he was doubly sorry that he had been unable to
fill her romantic head with avowlals of passionate Love. Of course she had yet to meet H~arriet.
All of his encounters with the young woman in the past had been at cotillions at country house
parties, and then a fortnight which he'd spend in at Hadley Park in Shrewvsbury. Nowc~, thinking
on the shy, timid, rather stern-looking girl, he doubted seriously if there was a single impulse
in her entire personality which would in all honesty be called passionate.

1) Pretend that you are the person in the extract. 'Write a personal account of how you view
your experience mentioned in the text.
2) Write a description of the girl that the gentleman was bringing into his fami ly.
3) Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt upon by the extract. Road it to a fr-iend, and
then paste it upon a notice board.

Coining of modifiers
Modifiers are adjectives and adverbs that tell more of nouns, verbs, adjectives and other
adverbs altogether. Modifiers set boundaries to meanings and pictures. As you become
conscious of writing language carefully and with a special purpose, youL'll begin to understand
howv modifiers work.

Coined modifier
A coined modifier is a tailor-made modifier that is formed to suit a particular subject,
circumstance or situation.
A coined modifier can be interesting to make. It takes two or more parts of speech to make
it. Have you tried to use any coined modifiers this past week in your writing? How did the
effort work? Did you manage to gain the desired etfect? If so, that was very good of you. You
seemto be right on target! Keep pressing on.
Do not overdo
The use of too many modifiers in any form of text does not produce an enhanced writing;
instead it defeats the purpose and stifles the effort. Know what is just enough.
Here are some coined adjectives taken from our very own newspapers recently published:
chain-link fence and gate;
two-fisted lives
record-breaking effort;'
Here are some coined adverbs taken from our very own newspapers:
remained tight-lipped: fought blindfolded
spoketongue-tied -

The Best Words in the Best W~ay
Let us turn your attention for a short: while upon another kind of writing the writing used by
the poet. The poet's language is described by some masters of language as: the best words in
the best way.
When you are reading a poem you have to be careful to look very closely at the poet's use of
language. Failure to do this will result mna missed meaning or two. Read the poem below.
Then complete the exercise set out after it. Your success is sure if you latow what the poet is




I wishl the hard part
Would be forms. Catching the trees right,
getting the sea to cooperate.
Or the sun, coaxing the sun out
when everything. is right
and you want it shining.
But ali this is easy, soothing, and natural.
As bright and spotless as a dinner counter,

The real difficulty is eyeing the flat,
plain, and level. Scaffolding,
the high wires, the firefighrter's ladders,
disarrange the subject. Then
an ocean has thoughts; the wind
calls collect, a whispering relative. Your signature
Is on everything
saying names and hiding shapes.

NOTE: Responding to poetry isn't easy sometimes. If you were taulght to read and write
poetry at the same time, it would not he hard for you now.

.Anyhowv, the poem above is for you to read and discuss with your study partners. Wh~en
you get to like it, try responding to the two questions below.
1. Why does the poet suddenly bring in the image of a dinner counter'? What does it poin
2. How does thinking get in the way of seeing in the second stanza?. What details does th
poet stand on?

Use clear, precise adjectives to improve your descriptions.
Adlject~ives like craggy, muggy, soothing, alluring help create precise word pictures.
Revise the following sentences by adding at least one vivid adjective to each.
1 .1 walked over the road.
2. The smoke tickled my throat.
3. Ilaughedi.

Solution to "Gjrammar: Practice Work"
1 Some boys like fetching heavy things. (Sentence)
2. Simon sang a lovely song for the new neighbour. (Sentence)
3. Other people like cooking pumpkin soup. (Sentence)
4. John's mommy has a large collection of educational CDs. (Sentence)
5. Enjoyable activities in the "Book of~ieading." (Non-sentence)
6. Teacher Simon is setting class test for Tulesday. (Sentence)
7. Jennifer Austen is teaching the nursery phonemnic awareness. (Sentence)
8. Very many flying fishes at sea. (Non-sentence)
9. The steamer has left the selling. (Sentence)

For Good Mleasure (Continued)

Once you have learned, as President K~ennedy did, to get the gist of a text quickl3
you'll want to preview-skim almost everything you read chapters assigned to yo
in your text-books, newspapers and magazine content, almost everything bu

How do you skim for the drift of a selection? First, you examine the title. This '
often a concise label of the content. Examine the subtitle if there is one. Wit
magazine and newspaper feature articles, you'll sometimes find a little blurb abo
the content. This is often the gist-packed and should be read carefully.

Next, read the introduction carefully, a paragraph or two or three to see? if you ca
get the gist. Here the authlors often announce the content tell you what they'r
going to tell you -conveniently~ brief you on what's ahead.

Be sure to hit the headings within the selection. Note the italicized or boldface su
headings that mark off sections of the selection. These signal thought divisions an
announce or suggest the content of each coming section.

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AFTER what happened last time between Anil
and Catalina, you'd think he'd givelup ... but
no, he returns to ';The Slipper~y Pole', just to Honour able mention
prove a point!

The organisation wor~ks with the US Peace Corps and various
h~on-governmental, faith- based and community_
development organizations to support listening and
discussion groups, peer and community education activities,
and to mobilise credible members of key sectors in the society
(mecluding teachers, pastors, business and community
leaders) to endorse and support behaviour change -amongst
their own peer, family, and social networks.
GBCHA, with th~e support of the United States Agency for: -:
International Development and the Guyana HIV/AIDS;
Reduction and Prevention Program (USAID/GHIARP), is a
rapidly expanding alliance of organizationss, dedicated toi
combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic through tge unique skills,
expertise and contributions of the private sectorin Guyana.
Through this awards program, the GBCHA recognizes the,
valuable contribution made by individual entities andl
their leaders in their fight against HIfV/AIDS and will
Identify and promote new examples of best practices. '

Sir Murray recognizes that everything is not right
with Unique and others his support, while over at
the Carter's, Kevin is busy coaching Devine for a
place onl the girls' cricket teamn.
Then there is the growing friendship between
Jason and Anil, while Anthony discusses with
Lawrence the kind of support alcoholics ineed
from family.
James stands the chance of also losing Vernon and
Cecil as he fervently tries to save his marriage to
Ensure you t-une in this week.

MVeanwRhile, word is that Merundoi has been conferred an
Honourable M~ention in the Guyana Business Coalition. on
HIV/AIDS (GBCHA) 2008 -Award for Business Excellence
on HIV/AIDS through Nation~al Action for its work in both
the community as well as the media.
Merundoi, which is also the name .of the ecdmpanly that
oversees the production of the serial, says in a release that it
uses 'modelling', to show its audience how change can be
achieved by providing them with role models through an
entertaining .and educational radio serial drama, and
reinforcement by supporting people in their efforts to change
at the community level.


T-- The victorious Merundoi Team after receiving their award. Sharing the moment
~mrrLm~r with them is UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for HIVIAIDS in the
Caribbean region, Sir George Alleyne (fifth right).


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THE great and the good of
the fashion world
gathered Thursday in a .
Paris church to pay their
last respects to fashion
icon, Yves Saint Laurent.
He died of a brain tumour in
Paris last Sunday at the age
Saint Laurent charged the
face of fashion with
hallmark designs like his
women's tuxedo and
trouser suits.
He designed clothes that
reflected women's changing
role in society: more
confident personally' h
sexually adi h
workpla e. asfsinAt the funeral: In the foregrou
lumiarie suc as ean-Christine Albanel; French Presid
Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Bruni; Pierre Berge; and Saint
' Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. (Photo c

Hubert de Givenchy, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and
Sonia Rykiel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his new
wife Carla Bruni herself a former top model were among
the 800 mourners invited to the high-profile funeral.
Hundreds of onlookers were gathered outside the Saint-Roch i
church in central Paris, following events inside relayed on a i
giant screen.
Moving tributes
French film star Catherine Deneuve, visibly moved, gave a E
reading during the service, and was followed by Pierre Berge, (
the desi ner's former business and personal partner, who
paid a moving tribute to his long-term partner, recounting i
his first meeting with YSL and his influence on fashion.
"You could have slid into fashions at times, but instead you
remained faithful to your own style, and you were quite right'
for that style is now everywhere, perhaps not in fashion, but
Sin the streets of the whole world," Mr Berge said.
From the world of politics, the widow of Iran's Shah Farah
Diba, the wife of former French president, Bernadette Chirac
and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe were there, and high~
profile businessmen such Bernard Arnault and Francois
Pinault were also present.
Saint Laurent's 95-year-old mother was also present, along
with a number of top models, including Claudia Schiffer and
Laetitia Casta.
Saint Laurent retired from haute couture in 2002 and had
been ill for some time.
His body will be cremated and his ashes spread in the
garden of his villa in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.
(BBC News)


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run ner -up

Archuleta has
sligned a record
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release an
nibum later this I
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producers at 19
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on Thursday.
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de~al in hand, 17- ~ tB
vear-old crooner r
A~rchuleta joins
past 'ldol' also-
rann such as
.Chnsl Daughtry,
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This seasoni

Archule~ra was widely exipcte~d to wrin the No. 1-rated TV talent show, but
he lost to rital David Cook on the program's fural episode In Mlay by 12
trillion votes.
Simon Fuller. creaornrof'AJmeric311Ildol'alnd founder of19 Entertailnment
Label iroup, said Archuleta instantly wonll over a huge audience and has a;
great future aheadof hlm
"It was faFcinating to watchl Davild's journey throughl'ldoL.' He is a genuoie
pop 'tar. and is a gifted singer." Fuller said in a statement.
Daug~itr, Hudson and Atken all lost ini past seasons;. too.
Daughter currently hats a hit album Hudson won a supporting actress
Oscar for her role mn mouse: mu11Sica 'Dreamgirls'. and A~ken has appeared
vnn.uia m~~ld~~ n'5pama~lot'. .Imong hlo uriouscrcditsmelne'Idol'.
The show as er aged :Ibout 27 million viewr s a wee~k this season.

confirmed to perform at the concert marking
Nelson IMandela's 90th birthday in London's
Hyde Park on 27 June.
But the singer, who will be perfonning dates in
the US on 26 and 28 June, told BBC N'eits: "If we
can work it out time-wise I'd love to do it.
"'Ti'< ali wa ya great~to perform and celebrate thle life
ofNelson Mandela."
Wonder has sold over 70 million albums since, he
was signed by Motown Records at t'he age of 11.,
His best known hits include I Just Called-'To Say J
Love You which won hlim an Oscar in 1 985 and
i 973's Superstition.
He was honoured with a lifetime achievement
award at the Grammys in 1996 and inducted
into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twio
years later. (BBC News)

He told the press conference that he began planning
a return to the stage last year after his mother who
died in 2006 came to hlim in a dream.
"I want to thank everyone for the contribution
you've made over my life," he said.
"Had it not been for you I would never ha~ve had the
chance to get the support for my music. And I
would never have been able to allow my mother to
have a far better life than she would have had."
Oscar win
Asked who he thought woilld win the ~US
presidential electiori, hie said: "The spirit I see in
Barack Obama is a combination of John F Kennedy
and Martin Luther King Jnt, so I think that with
those two spirits and the one he has himself he
just can't lose."
Wonder denied rumours that he had been

MOTOWN legend Stevie Wonder is to
perform a series of concerts in Europe for the
first time in a decade.
The Granuny Awuard-witming musician will begin
his tour in the UK on 8 September in Bi~rmin~gham,
followed by dates in Manchester and at London's
02 arena. .
Wonder will perform in seven other countries,
culminating in a concert in Paris on 28 September,
''We are ~going to have some intimate nights of
wonldes ful rtc irimeirnt," said the 58-year-old.
Tick~l~ s 1ar tli he llcrnrts will go on sale Friday
froml 1)31) B T.
Wondel alnnounlced the tour at a London press
cattlerence w here he performed eight songs
.including Sulpersoll-nn Happy Birthday and
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V AT Pohey -Rice & Rice Products
~The Guyana Revenue Authority continues to provide assistance to the general public on various issues regarding the
application of Value Added Tax (VAT)
As a result, this policy addresses issues concerning VAT on rice and rice products.

Schedule I paragraph 2A (hh) of the VAT Act zero-rates a supply of paddy with effect from March 01, 2008. Since the
zero-rating of paddy became effective from March 1, 2008, VAT registered businesses will be allowed input tax credit for
VAT paid on this produCt prior to its zero-rating. However, businesses will be required to account for and pay any output
tax (VAT charged to customers) to the GRA prior to paddy being zero-rated.

Paragraph 2 (ii) (q)zero-rates a supply of raw white or brown rice, but not including all other rice such as Basmalti rice,
converted rice. exotic species of rice, rice packaged with flavomrings, or rice processed to allowt for quick cooking.
Thereibfre, registered businesses which sell paddy, ra white rice or raw brown~ rice will charge VAT at the rate of zero
percent.- This mearis -that there will be no dollar value attached as VAT to the cost of these products. Similarly,
constaers and intermediary traders or manufacturers will not pay VAT on these products when purchases are made.
However, when raw white rice or raw brown is cooked and supplied to customers, VAT at the standard rate will apply.

In addcition, Schedule 1, paragraph 2 (kk) zero-rates a supply of prepared complete poultry feed, cattle feed, pig feed, and
other prepared complete animal feest
Accordingly, consumers who purchase by-products of rice, such as rice bran, rice husk etc. to be used as completed feed
.for poultry, cattle, pigs and other animals will not pay VAT on these products.

Since zero-rating is a positive tax treatment, registered businesses which sell zero-rated supplies are entitled to input tax
credit paid onl purchases related to the zero-rated supply.

As such, registered businesses may file for a full refund of input tax credits on a monthly basis if the zero-rated items
account forp at least fifty percent ofthe amount ofthte taxarble supplies.

Furthermore, registered businesses which are involved in the~ sale of mixed supplies, that is, exempt supplies and standard
rated and/or zero-rated supplies may file a claim every month to the Guyana Revenue Authority for a~refund of the excess:
credits~ attributable to the zero-rated surplies only.

Therefore, if 50% or more of the taxable supplies of a registered person are taxed at 0%, that person can claim a refund of
thq credits attributable to the zero-rated supplies each month.

Onthe other hand, claims for refund relating to the standard rated supplies must be carried forward for six consecutive
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Moesa Josiah doing his thing on the musical saw. (Photo
by Tangerine Clarke)~


It was at this point that he acknowledged the presence of the

have been able to set a standard for others to emulate.
Among others to have similarly commended the awardees were
Senator John Sampson, who, though he is American, is of Guyanese
extract, and President of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance, Ms Patricia
Jordan-Langford, who urged her fellow Guyanese to remember those
who fought for our freedom in the past and those who are still do-
ing so today.
The evening's proceedings, which saw some input from the
Guyana Permanent Mission to the UN and the Guyana Consulate
in New York, brought out Guyanese from far and wide for a solid
four hours of tributes and entertainment.
It began with a call to prayers from the Reverend Evelyn John,
Iman Zakir and Pandit Ramlall, and was followed by the rendering
of the national anthems of both the United States of America and
Guyana by Guyanese Trenton Mack and Shirley Harper.
The Boys Scouts of America and the New York Police Explor-
ers (NYPES) then did their bit by saluting both flags and standing
But it was well-liked composer and classical pianist, Mr. Hugh
Sam, whose nostalgic selections of Guyanese folk songs spurred an
outpouring of Guyanese talent, as evidenlced by the loud applause
that filled the chamber when one of Guyana's top designers Roger
Gary, paraded his models on the red carpet to show off his alluring
outfits from his most recent collection.
The audience was treated to delightful classical Indian dances
by Urvashi K nbonand AmanWaoLs ChalihadanMNiatashaSinghh
highlighted the four elements of Guyanese folklore in an Indian, Af-
rico";eCumfa and Masquerade mix that aroused a favourable re-
Other noted performances came from spirited African drummers,
Winston 'Jeggae' Hoppie and Akoya Rudder, who accompaniied
James Richmond in paying tribute his country's achieving another
Th n =iiu Moses Josiah also treated the nationals to an in-
hprn uia mad tr bupe edl8 oe Mght ReeR 1,wthh llden
Other dignitaries in attendance were: New York Council-
woman, Darlene Mealy; Attorney, Colin Moore; Professor Keith
Proctor; and Archbishop Cecil Mercurius who closed the cel-
ebrationfs with the bene action .
The proceedings were chaired by veteran broadcaster, Mr.
Bobby Vieira. -

our present generation is imbued with a similar strength of char-
acter and determination to accomplish the lofty aspirations that
excited our peoples upon attaining independence."
It was significant that as Evans said this, he was standing in
the Council Chamber of New York City` Hall immediately under
the proclamation: "A Government of the People, by the People,
for th~e People" which was made by former U.S. President Abe
Lincoln and served as a timely reminder to those Guyanese present
of the strides they've been able to make in spite of the many
hardships they have endured.
As the envoy told the packed to capacity audience: "Our
people have shown endurance in the face of adversity and made
great strides. Even when times were difficult we stood strong "
Recalling events of the last four decades, Evans said:
"Guyanese have excelled in every endeavor. In culture, business,
politics, sports and education. Their creativity, he added, is evi-
dent not only in Guyana, but also in many parts of the world."

From centre
ana's 42nd Indepen'dence anniversary, .Guyana's Consul
:eral to New York, Mr. Brentnold Evans urged those
yanese mn the audience to move forward in unity, goodwill
i confidence to make their country more beautiful than they
end it* .
"As citizens, we must cherish our political independence, our
e~dom and responsibility, our democracy and our unique brand of
ilture," he said.
He also urged that as they joined fellow compatriots in celebrat-
in~g yet another nulestone in our country's rich history that they
ri new their commitment to its service.
"... it is fitting that we commit ourselves once again, but with
even greater fortitude to serve our people and country. Let us seek
inspiration from the experiences of our ancestors as we face new
challenges to nation building," he said, adding: "I am confident that

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s'0E Ap~plicationls are invited from suitably qualified persons for admission to the Essequibo
:-Technical Institute, to pursue the: undermentioned courses which will commence in
September, 2008.


A section of the quadrangle that is proposed to house the school's courtyard. (Photo by
Carl Croker)


i. Tenders are invited from suitably qlualiflied persons for the supply of the
following items/services to the Gieorgetown Public H~ospital C'orporation:

a. Computers
b. UPS
c. Electronic Stencil Printer/Dnuplictor
d. Digital Photocopier.
2.Tender Doc~uments can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of
the Georgetown Pulblic H-ospital Clorp~oration, New Market Str~eet, from 09):00
h to 15:00h, Monday to Friday upon receipt of a non-refundlable fee of $2,000

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

4. TIenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement &
Tender- Administr-ation Board, Ministry of Finance and must be placed in
the Tender Box~ situated at the Ministry of F~inance, Main &S Uirquhart
Street, Georogetowvn not later than 09:00 h, on Tuesday 1" unly, 2008.
5. Tenders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. T~endferetrs or
their representatives are invited to attend the openings.

6. Each Tender must be accompanied by a valid Certificat-e of Compliance frorn7
the C~ommissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and fr~om the General
Manlager, National Insurance Sch~eme (NIS) in t~he name of the individual, it'
the individual is tendering or company, if thze company is tendering.

7. The Gecorgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind -itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.

Mighael HI. K~han
Ch~idfExecutive Officer


1. Applicants must be at least fifteen ( 15) years on the 2 1 'August, 2008 to be
eligible to attend Full Time courses and eighteen (18) years old by the said
date to attend Evening courses,

2. For Craf\ Courses, applicants m7ust successfllly complete secondary~ school
proficiency examinations Part I an~d 2 or attain a sound secondary ediucationi.

3. For all other courses appl icants must possess at least thrtee(3) subjects at the
G.C.E.O' Level or CX>C' G~elnerl PIroficiency level.

4. Candi dates desirous of entry forI cr-aft a nd business courses must write the
select on test at the Technical Instit ute at 09:.00 h on the followingt days.

a. Friday I 3;' June. 2008 at Town Council, Anna Regina
b. Saturday 14"' June, 2008 at Anna Regina Multilater-al School Auditorium

Application forms can be obtained fr-om the Adm~inistrative Office/Anna Regitia Post Oflice
fr~om May 28'" 2008.

The school is located at
Three Miles on the Bartical
Potaro Road, and comprises
seven buildings, five of which
are two-storeyed. Four are built
in such a way as to accomnmo-
date a concreted rectangular
courtyard at the centre.
One of the buildings will
be used for administrative
purposes; another to house
teachers; a third to house

Please see page 20

WORK on the Bartica Sec-
ondary School is moving as
quickly as it possibly can and
is about 85 per cent complete.
This is according to site fore-
man, Mr. Michael McDonald,
who said Thursday that work
had severely been hampered by
a number of factors, among
them labour shortage and bad
weather. He is hoping, however,
to have most of the construction
work: completed by the end of
the month

Agricultural Mechanic
Internal C~ombustion Enlgine
Fitting &r Machining
Carpentry &r Joiner-y
Welding: Crat'L Practice
B~ricklaying &r C~oncreting
Electrical Insitallat~ion
Basic C~raft Course in Randio &r Electronics
Craft certificate in Auto Electrical


Certificate in Computer Science
Diploma in Computer Science
Or-dinary Diploma in Commerce
Secretarial Science D~iploma
Elemlentary Computer
Intermediate Computer
Advance Comp~uter
Computer Aided D~rafting (Auto-C~ad)
Web Page Devielopment

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6/8/2008. 2:03 AM

Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has secured funds from the Caribbean Development
Bank (CDB) to assist in financing the Community Services Enhancement Project. As part
of the counterpart contribution, GO~G will finance utilizing its own resources, consultancy
services for the design and implementation of a Community and Awvareness and
Participation Programme, (CAPP) for the project. The project seeks to upgrade four
communities located in the Esse~quibo area of Gu~yatna to the status of tow-ns namely
Bartica, Charity, Parikal and Supetraam. The GOG, through the executing agency, the
Ministry of Local Government -and Regional Development (MLGRD),' invites th~e
submission of qualification information from consultants or joint: ventures interested in
providing consultancy services for the CAPP.

The main objectives of the CAPP are to:

(a) inform and make the community aware of the various
components of the project to ensure ownership of the
facilities an~d greater responsibility for them;
(b) involve the community in implementation, operation and
maintenance, thus ensuring effective identification of their
obligations and needs;
(c) contribute to sustainable delivery of urban services by
promoting compliance with taxes, rental and other charges*
and '
(d) educate the community on the linkages between the proper
disposal of waste and health.

GOG invites eligible consultants to submit statements of capability. In the
assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to the teelmical competence
qualificat-ions and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments'
financial capability and present commitments, AIl information shall be submitted in the
English language.

An Original and twvo copies of the submissions must: be delivered to the tender
box at the address mentioned below not later than 9:00 h on June 24th, 2008. The sealed
envelope containing the submission: should include thle name and address of the applicant
and should be clearly marked STATEMENTNT OF CAPABILITY: CONSULTING

FollowYing assessment of the submissions.-a shortlist of between three andi six
applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and
financial proposals to undertake the assignment. GOGr reserves the right to accept or reject
late applicants or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be
bound to assign anIy reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs
incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of statements.

Head Office
Ministry of Local Government: and Regianal Development
D~eWinkle Building a
Fort Street
G~eorgetown. Guyiana
Tel: (592) 225-7989 or 225-7826
Fax: (592) 225-8054




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From page 19
students; and the remainder to house a science labora-
tory, an auditorium, a home economics department, a
canteen, an industrial area. and the usual washrooms
and classrooms among other facilities. The administra-
tive will have an interned room, a computer laboratory,
and a library.
W~hen complete. MlcDonald said, the school will hav'e the
caepaclry to accommodate up ro 1,00j0 students and will un-
doubtedly~ be a boon to the Bartica community. Furniture and
equipme~nt are already being installed in preparallon for the
opening of the school at the start of the new academic year.
wiuch is traditionally m September.
Site foreman, Mr. Michael The contract for the construction of the school was
McDonald (left), taking signed in September 2005, and was awarded to Courtney
questions from the media
durin a tur o the Benn Contracting Services Limited (CSCSL). The
complex Thursday. (Photo project is being funded by the Basic Education Access and
by Carl Croker) Mlanagement Support (BEAMS) programme. (Michel

Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Health, Materials Management Unit

1.The Ministry of Health has secured funding for the purchase of the items below
and invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply and
delivery of same:
1. MoH 73-08 Supply and Delivery of Furniture &
2. MoH 74-08 Supply and Delivery of Motor Cycles &
2. Biddinge will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
Procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and is open to all bidders,
subject to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) as defined in the
Bidding Doctunents.

3. Interested eligible bidders mayi obtain further information, clarification,
examine and uplift bid documents (upon presentation of receipt from
Mimistry of Health- see#5 below) at the address in #f8 below, from Monday to
Friday 9 am to 3 pm:

4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of Compliance from
NIS and GRA which should be submitted for companies with offices registered
in Guyana. Additional requirements/ details are provided in the Bidding

5.- A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by
interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable manager's cheque /
cash fee of GS5000 per document.

6. Bids must be delivered to the Chairman of National Procurement and
Tender Administration (North Western Building) Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana at or before 9 am July 1,
2008 for Poject #s MoH 73-08 & MoH 74-08.
Electronlic bidding wlill nlot be pe7rmitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in
person at the address below at 9 am J'uly 1, 2008 for project #s: MoH -73-08 &
MoH 74-08. All bids must: be accompanied by a Bid Security as started ini the
Bidding docu~ment.

7. Purchasing of Bid Documents (see #5 also):
Cashier -Accounts Department (Ground Floor)
Ministry ofI~ealth, Brickdam, GeorgSetown
8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting bid
documents (uponi presentation:tif: receipt from M~inistry, of Health, see#3
Ms. Sasha Singh
Materials Management Unit, Ministrygf11ealth
Lot 1 Mludflat, Kingston, Gieorgetown.~,
Tel 22 69351, Fax 22 57767, E mail: mmth~oh(iiamail .com

9. For Bid Submission and Biil opening (see#6i also)
The Chatirmuan ~ i~
National Procuremnent and Te~nder Administration (North Wiestern Building)
Ministry ofFinance
M~ain an~d rquhatrtStreets.

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Loan No. 1803/SF-GY
Bid No. WSG-TIRP-01/2008 '

The Co-operative Republic of Guiyana has received a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank toward the cost of The Transport- Infrastructure Rehabilitation
Programme and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the
Contract for Rehabilitation of Drainage Structures Timehri Rosignol Lot 2A: The
Ministry of P'ublic Works and Communications invites sealed bids from eligible and
qualify led contractors for the Rehabilitation of Drainage Structures Timehri Rosignol Lot

The Lot 2A structures consist of fifty-one (51)i drainage structures comprising of fifty (50)
culvert structures and one ( 1 bridge located along the Timehri to Georgetown (TGr) roadway.,
Mahaica to Gieogetown (MlG) roadway, and Mahaica to Rosignol (RM) roadway.

BRidding will be conducted through the International Comnpetitiv;e Bidding (ICB) procedures
specifi~ed in the Inter-American Development Banlk's Policies for The Proccurement of`orks
an~d Gloods Financed by The Interl-American De-velopment Bank and is ope~n to bidders fi-om
all el igible count t-i es as defined inl the: Guide i nes.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding
documents at the Office of the Wol~rks Services Giroup at Address No. I given below from
08.00O to 16.30 h Monday to Friday G~uyana Time.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 14.00 h local time on June 26, 2008 in the Boardroom at
Address No. 1.

A complete set of bidding documents in English. may be purchased by interested bidders on
the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of GY$40.000.00 or US$200.00. Payment shall be made by bank draft or
Manager's cheque in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and

The documents can be uplifted from the Othece of the Co-ordinator, Works Services Group
from June 09, 2008 but it can also be sent by courier service uport request.

Bids mulst be delivered to the address given at No. 2 below not hitetr than 09.00 h local that
on July 22, 2008. 4v

All bids must~ be accompanied by a bid security of a minimum vl-~ue of One Hundred
Fifty Thiousand United States Dollaie (US$150,000.00). Late: submissions will be e

The Bids will be opened in the presec~le ofbidders' representatives and anyone whoch
attend at Address No. 2 given below at 09.00 h local time on July 22, 2008.


CO ~I~

Support for the Impledmentation of the CARICOM Single Market
and Economy (CS~ME): Awareness-building and Regional

The CARICOM Secretariat is desirous of contracting Consultants fO
facilitate the execution o~fthe above captioned project which is divided
into the following constilifancies-*

: Designawebsite and deveop content of this website.

Printing pf booklets on key CSME issues and
development of the content of this booklet.

Improving mechanisms to monitor CSME

Full details of these separate consultancies can be obtained by accessing
the CARICOM Web site at ,

http://www.caricoin7.ora/Secretar ~t/prcrmn or http://wwrw.iagb.org ~

'The closing date for accepting all applications is 1 July 2008.

6/8/2008, 12 11 AM

Natia Bo rd of Procureme

MUiididL yof Finance
Mainand Uirquhart Streets
Gregrgetown, GJUYANA
Tel. No +592 -223 7041. -22

0 O0h- Late Nite with

0 ::O00hh My tery of
0 3: 3 0 h Nke to wn
(30sp~er V2 Miur; j
06:A0bh NON~ 6: O
Clock ~News 1 agazip~e
07:0Q1i- Voijce of VCic-
-7:00h- Assembly of
08:00h-Lifting Guyana
to Greatness
08:30 h- In Dialogue
09:00h Anmol Geet
1 0: 0 0h- Art of Living
1 0: 15 h National Geo -
1 1: 15 h We e kly Digest
1 2: 00 h- Pers ective of

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you Wrillayhnno 0 SOO.

STheWOrst hood
isfasISh Od.

the Week

1:30 -Dam~a o nis

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j 16:;3~ Fpmily Fo-
1;7:00 h Lu the ran
i fen'r Fellou shiP
17:30~ : b- GuySuco
'Round Up (
18:00h-. N('N Week in
19:00h- Close Up
19:30 h- Kala Milan
20: 0 0h 6 0 Minutes
21 :0 0 h- Bet ween the
2 1: 30 h Mo vie

BoddminF ointe dp trt of a e
blLaine at cheap ftel in Asia'
o'BT ast-g wiilhaeco oie
drige 's explosive six-year
,;\\c know demand is in-
cresmg because alot of nations
are sull subsidizing oil, which
ougfuto:,stop," Bodman said.
But India's ambassador
late told Reuters it was unreal-
istic to abandon controls that
help protect its 1.1 billion
"~We as a developing nation
are not in a position to com-
pletely do away with ... subsi-
dies," said Hemant Krishnan
Singh, who is standing in for the
oil minister at the meeting

Our Dally :

11e can discover the
seret of tranquility
b\ being still before
th~e Lord and wair
rpiend.1 for t~r
a~glms 37: ~k

By Osam Tu ori and

'QhIORI, Japan (Reuters) -
he~i~g offcials from five top
:ob~stamer nations urged
:~~ucers to step up invest-
gaebnt on Saturday, a day af-
ter crude's biggest surge
ever, b te offered no nth

reor price andb re ned
Japan, the United States
China, India and South Korea
Swho together guzzle nearly
half the world's oil said that
they had agreed on the need for
grae ta s arne n ne en rg

crude today.
But a call from the United
States for an end to heavy price
subsidies that protect many
Asan dr redresd om soar n
and India said they could only
raise domestic rates gradually
in view of their fragile econo-
On Sunday the full Group
of Eight energy ministers wiill
lyt mi unp lednem tv a-
growing public discontent over
governments' failure to soften
the blow, which worsened with
Friday's more-than-$10 surge
to a record $139.

Address No. 1

Address No. 2

Mr. Rickford LIowe

M'rr Sirok 1s Group
Minis~ttryde~itlic works & Commiunicat~ions
Fort Stri 9, Kin~gston
(Te~llr N3 +9- 26( 0650 Ext. 108
F;; Mi~. +-1892 -225 2689
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Energy ministers split

on subsidies as oil


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BUILDING/renovating -
planning any kind of
construction -carpentry,
mason, tiling, painting ,
plumbin Prompt, reasonable
and re able service. Free
estimates. 216-0671, 622-0267

INDRA'S Beauty Salon
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial.
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 22 ~-

Don' Ono~wT tatrtoedb! int
help you wrap, strengthen or
extend them. We have an offer
on Monday and Tuesda s,, free
airbrush on all nails. Its all
happening NAYELLI HAIR
FASHION, 211 New Market St.
or Call 226-2124.

SS$dRK fkeoy IIm f
ArcherPO Box 12154
George~town, Guyana.
filling OON e~nvelopes forUnSco5m0
or more. Information
sendstamped self addressed
enelp Nath nie Will am
PO Booxe.12154, eorgetiamns

Reliabl mn dRobestUuS Built
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SEWING done. Altering of
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DO you want Grade 1 in
Accounts and Business? Call
Ms. Taylor now 677-6946.
HOME tuition for Prima y
Student. Contact specialiry
teacher for any subject after 3
pm 679-831 .
ele Dent an adov ri
cucrsa s in foraI Detco tioon Iso
manict're and pedicure. ail 1
NAIL Courses. Register
now, only $4000 each.
dMeaicuresan amcrylc nalln
7354 ,m6 3 -40d 0 5.. Cal2
6n har nal .nd aia 2 c
to 4:30 pm. Cell any time
FORMAL Careg ver
traniulubmase on eCt aa'd
Onternandinal LoeIlo maennd
opportunities. Phone '22 -4881
or 678-1933.

fleeken cl~asss sEtartingn on
limited spacel Tel. 226-4573.
EVENING Classes, adults -
Math and English, Forms 1 -2
Math and En lis hF rmsA -
Call 61f-6545, 666-7183.

THE Language Institute
Inc. announces the
commencement of its
July 14 Au ust 22. Also
CAMP~ for children from July 14
S18 & July 21 25, 2008.
Registration continues for
adults &Schildren courses in
Eneglish. Sall 2h31-70301.s 6
currently registering students for
the new academic year ul- 2081
2009, desirous of fl-ie
(Forms 1 -5), afternoon and
ofevf arasseMathemat c
En lish A & B and all business
su iects. Special payment
pac ta es for full-time students
Monthly fee as low as $1 500
per su ject. Contact us at 6
Croal and King Streets. 227-
7627, 615-8916, 615-8919.

Certification. Courts e Outlie:

Covers the Current Exams 601,
602. One 1l) CD of PC utilities.
One (1) CD of 200+ practice.
Questions and ebook. Course
costs $50 000. St~~iartingDat
July 19, 2008.Coutrsd
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Computer Supprt Professio
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GET rid of all your health
problems with the la est medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies
including hydrotherap dief
therapy s inal man oulation
etc. l~o home visit for besd
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner, at
79 Collingswood Avenue Nandy
Park, EBD, (Enter Republic Park,
go straight at the first lunction,
Follow the road to Lot 79). Tel.
233-5944 or cell 624-1181, Mon-
Sat., 9 am to 5 pm.

NOVELS, romance
thrillers, st~or books, etc. Cal
Juliette's BoLibrary 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-6237 -

eLE NEvS Sofsotnal &

S ee, 6 ,Ch~ea p9 t1 rates .
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek, Georgetown. You
could also obtain an
International Drivers Permit. For
information, please call 227-

Sud ino nee sceuri an
m st k in whoisthese oeual
business, not a fins gut nght
Muo orng s.R7K2s Light tanod
Charlotte Streets, Bourda.

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more inforrnalt Stcall 227-2410.

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compound on Thursday, June
19, 2008 at 8 am.

HAIR Dressers, Barbers &
Nail Technicians station
available. Call 227-3067, 623-
1562, 227-1247, 233-2175.

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3700, 225-5777, horts drops
around G/t $260.
REPAIRS done to fridges
washing machine, as stoves,
microwaves, etc. Contact Kirk
on # 666-2276/223-7975.
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preparations, payroll
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front building with two self-
contained three-bedroom
apartment. No repair.
MONTROSE Public Road
-large concrete and wooden
building, no repa r. K.S.
RAGHLIBIR Agency 225-
0645, 642-0636.

O -11, 6 36136.

Cadmpbellville large four
Wodoeonm b nretevacannt
possession. Telepl~one 642-
LODGE $7.5M, South -

Street (two buildings) -:
US5$750 `000. Diana -27

beSoEoCON2K, C hLr -3
cncrete b~un alow oN cobr er

7eFreitas ?231-1506/642-

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rohperty 6 bedrooms, 4
at.om,2kitchens. Suits
PRIME property for sale -
2 lots,d2-s are ed building
IRooad (nea Maahac MaM kbelc
Phone 226-3560.
fniAeNdDY UPa k- fully
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available located at
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anytime except Saturday.r

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peame e FreitasUAbseoae
25 5782, 609-2302, 233-

pr room s oand las sta tin
Mr. Edun 618-4726, 225-

2 NRETEM bsins and
residence property in the best
eadruced fromrin1c9 to tle4eM
Phone 225-2626 231- 064,
225-5198, 227-6Q49-
Atlantic Gardens, Lamaha
SG dens, Pra had Ntagar,
Bel Ar rnVillageueeRnesul
Pak nmor Tasive

KITTY 3-store reduced
from c$18M to $1 M;also
buesto do~n 1d"Y h~oueu aerl
225-5198, 225-2626 7
6949NO231 2064.Eat L
Penitence -$8M, Kitt -
$13M West Ruimveld -
4.ful East La Penitence

3902, 22 -3551
623-1317, 226-1742.
FULLY furnished p oorty
in Nanndy lPark VE
12 16M, $ 4M, e-
27M 19M~i, Pike Sfeet
amp vile -$42M Wesf
BanR Demerara $2.5M
Le Sugan $15M, Land resortj
Land in East Canje
Be~prbnSic 5.All pnes ne~
7219, 666-6472.

Someca pPr s rI Es os6
schools, supermarke s. hotels,
resturantt, shobpn rd rs

Lmbar Sret den~ue e
the Re public, Water St.
Camp S ., large commercial)
building on 5 acres of prime

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2540, 628-7605.


CALL 645-8400, 624-7257.
2-BEDROOM apartment,
bottom flat. Call 611-0604.
APARTMENTS for rental.
Middle Rd., LaPenitence. Tel.
1-BEDROOM apartment.
%e:ebJ:881 1'6"25e;s 2s Contact
FURNISHED flat to rent
overseas visitors. Tel. 226-
NEWTOWN -bedroom
apparentt. Tel. 231-4310, 618-
1 2-STOREY concrete
house, semi- furnished
t nT I. # well seured,
FLAT 2-bedroom house to
let, Craig EBD -$30 000. Call
227-30 7, 623-1562, 615-
1 EXECUTIVE house to
rent. Ocean View, residential
area. Serious enquiries. Call
DIPLOMATS, company
S eutives aue s f m

$9 00 OExcellence Realty -
0 34 500, $2 68 0000 $8)0
6236, 649-8464.
1 1-BEDROOM fully
furnished apt. for out of town
or overseas visitors. Call 644-
2447, 227-2466.
HAPPY Acres three
bedroom two storey house and
UaSwn100w h",,a 2 59 sking
SPACIOUS Middle floor
for offices or business at 77
Had eld S. Iust. Call 227-

1 BOTTOM flat at Enmore
EC Dem (40 ft x 60 ft) suitable
fboursiscehss., oCe 0/ an other
CAMP STREET top flat
fodr airrti e, salor,c ral eteat r
5n s~uit'ablagblisiness. Tel.
EXECUTIVE apartments.
For en uiries call 225-2780,
S225-2819 between 8 am & 4
ur. Residential area, 24 hrs
2 SMALL 1-bedroom apt
with kitchen, $22 000. Decent
rektr n f8 eMrId Rd. 25- 43 4o5b
GROUND floor Camd

~3e~otibl e 2s66 80/202070
ONE 3-bedroom house,
toilet and bath inclusive,
Parking facility. Diamond New
Scheme residential area.
Contact Steve 266-2818,
DILOPM AT foreigng n
exec t vesn Secutiron hK'hous d

dtifu.Call Exc~elen()00Rer e
FURNISHED two-bedroom
a t. Ideal f~oS c50uple s hfle
US$25 daily. Call227-354 ,

building Charlotte St. 2
FLOOR /FLATS -Carmichael
St., 2 huge bonds for sale/rent,
6 new 2- bedroom apartments
unfurnished/furnished. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
Bel ir pri el Voir Court
Prashad aa aaa
Gardens, Be Ai Park
Queenstown, GuySuCo Park;
Gardens, Ogie (swimming
Pool), Atlantic Gardens,
REe public Park, Nandv Park.
TE.226-81 48/6F25-1 24.
COURIDA Park -fully AC,
hot, and cold water, semi-
furnished, Republic Park hot
and cold, lots of vard space,
Republic Park AC, hot and
cold water swimming pool, Kitty
-full0 furnished Ap~artment -
ad Iol w te, 5emi-urn shh

ONE executive three-
meaderom houmefly fr ishdh

qa ter,(Io ano fcol wtr
One vehicle, guard hut, over
head tank and MMC Securit
monitoring. Tel. 225-1206

shr~on snyc.rr.com Celma 68

APT. to rent grilled, fully
furnished securityty services. One
and tobdomfor overseas
gu4est. Call # 684-9805, 226-
1 3-BEDROOM top flat,
grilled, water overhead tank
AC ideal for working couple at
Mc om No pets. 1o aets-
233-10570. 8 ami 6 pm o~nly.
APARTMENT from $060
000, East Bank US$70-
US$1 000 Nandv Park (three-
storey) US$1 500 and more
Diana 227-2256.
WELCOME overseas guests
-we offer furnished one and
three-bedroom executive
aatamen2s 11u~x ious houses.

tELeF nt$rra nd0 rfomr a

ap ment $60 000 monthly.
Ju~n- 225-4709/227-1319.
DIPLOMATIC properties -
furnished and unfurnished with
security, hot and cold, AC. All
ideal for you. 225-5198 225-
2626, 231 2064, 227-6949.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat, apartment -$30 000.
Middle' Road, La Penitence.
Sn errpeerso~n or w~orkn2 cu

geELL appointed first floor
xfiesmpac iln420srge awa

A srd toe d: v il~abl' 4fom

.BEL Air area, America style
4-bed furnished house -
US$850 neg. & Re public Park -
3-bed house -U $600. Tel. #
227-4876, 652-4591 Ryan.
ONE two-flat dwellin
houseEIthree bedrooms), 41 ]

e0n hpeeru yoth 7w 2m80n
2 BRAND new spacious 1-
be roo mn aprmns

bath. Call 611-3020, 227-3341.
MONTHLY rates available
atri LeesRc huet Huouse 25
daily AC, refrigerator 'TV, I
2 1-12n4e7d,623156 22373 2 7
furhished 4-bedroom homes,
hot and cold, generator, phone'
parking, security and lots more
613US6 7500 neg. 233-2968,

flat furih $1NrE lahrede 3-bed8am000tqp
unfur shed at$50 000)
larg enotto G i o et o( 0 ~
847 ,e e .

unfu n shneds SafnnhC2-ebdr n
UPSa$500 to US$5 000, long or
short term, residential or
commercial areas, can be used
for business or residence. Call
PRASHAD Nagar -1 3-
bedroom house master room
Parkin a phone, etc. -US$1
OS~h raj Hot ll St.2-bned oo

Narshw Prr ed fa202 a 82
650- 724.

Cm~pbdellvle u pr Ida c
Pass) or Ilving quarter, bottom

separate. Tel. 622-6361, 226-
FOR sale or rent -
beautiful mansion over looking
the ocean in (Ogle -Khan's
Pakb riebhre zy areaur paefdul
grlehot and cold, AC, al'ary ~
syst~emi, stand by gen., garage,
secure fence, all over seas.
Visitors are welcome, di lomatc
apr~oval. Tele #624-83 5,265-
728 a m
EXCLUSIVE executive
residences, houses and
aatents. Furnished Bel Air
UJS US$500, US$800,
US O South R/Veldt -
US US$500 Nandy Park
US 50, US$700 Eccles -
US 2000, Republic Park
Prashad nagar -US 1400
Green Field Park $150 000
Diamond US$600, Regent St

8S U$1020 QuScow vl

SUS$20 SQ town US 3500
eurkeFe kUlS$21080 UPSals2h0a0

2nals0U $0 00, B2 Oin
Str et 'US$1500, 4 spots
US 1200 each, Kin ston
US 15030 and other renta s for

s~uopo I ke st a tach usa
5204, 225-2540, 628-7605.

BEL Air -furnished
apartment with all modern
facility parking and secure. Tel.
222- A 5, 68 -7404.
EXECUTIVE residence from
US$900; apt. with AC US$500
up~wrard; office space, ground
forbond. Phone Tony Kied's
Realty 225-5198 231-2064,
225-2626, 227-694Q.
2 BEDROOMS fully
furnished in C/ville US$600, 3
Brooms house in Diamond with
AC US$600 furnished 3 B/rooms
home in AA Eccles US$900, 3
B/roomUS ully f~urnis edb n SNtig
(Der) US$20b0, 4 B/rooms
ful'furnished with AC in C/ville
Co5Flat). 227-4040, 661-0815'

Brick~dam fOr ofies% U$e 0, 5
rBicmdsamoUS$150e0s M ddlewfl
in Kina Stredjt US$4000 3rd fa
in North Road (ss obt) $30 000,
Queenstown oroffices
US$2500, Carmichael St(nw
and large foi- offices US$1900, D
Brickdam US$700. Tel. 227-
4040, 661-0815, 628-0796.

HAVE pro erties to rent or
stsT-he 7-ph2 e Diana for

cmrne~rsItl $1r6Mid Cna li226
EXECUTIVE. style 2-flat
concrete house In residential
area. Tel. # 227-4876/652-4591
Eccles. Price $40M. Call
615-7817, 227-0016

Diamond NE~w Schoerme,aleB
Contact Tel. # 642-9827

3- bedroom concrete
house $10M
NIust Sell.
ECCLES -concrete
building with
rental illcGle
3 bedr-oom upper i'la,
2- hedroom
lower $18M

3 -bedroorn b~oftons
flat $50,000

1 2-BEDROOM upper a t.,
located on Duncan Street. 2 1-
.04,225-2626, 225-5198, 641-

hous~e av~a IlbleOfo~r rnal hsus
UG Student at Liliendaal. 231-
2064, 225-2626.

with landlw s tz 3 41ikheo nw
asking $7.5M. Call 225-5591
CALL 261-5455.
PROPERTY & I nd at
Providence 5 bedrooms;
concrete and wooden. Call 665-
4545 between hours of 4 6 pm
ANNANDALE North three
bedroom house with land size
50 x 100 in good condition.
Asking $5.5M. 225-5591.
two-storey wooden building -
$8M. Charlestown $8M. Tel.
225-3737, 225-4398.
WANTED immediately to b
house/house lot personal use /
town $10M ne otiable. Call
227-3674, 622-2 42.
CRANE H/S -$4.5M,
Tuschen HIS $2M
Albourystown -$8.5Mr Cal

U3ke' s1ic neal st~ateflt

concrete house 22M. Good
deal ael. # 227-4 76/652-4591

ECDKI $YM $12Mnear 8aMp
Street -$34M, Croal Street -
$60M. Diana 227-2256.
2-STOREY concrete
Huildingr ns re identik% area
e~2-3783 (owner migra ing).

VACANT chairs to rent for
Hairdresser Barber and Nail
Technician. jleekly rates. Call
tel. # 628-3415, 223-5252.
VACANCY exists for
Cashiers, Salesman and
Porters. Apply at Survival, 16
Vlissengen Rd. and Duncan
Street with written a ication
and passport sizeph .

At least 1 yr ex ~erie~nce
3 subjects C C/GCE
Certificate in Mreig
Attractive salary

1 CANTER Driver. Must
have a valid Lorrv Licence.
Must be able to hel load and
off load canter. Apy with
handwritten appli aton to
Alabama Tradin located on
the Georgetown Ferry Stelling,
Call 623-1615
ONE able-bodied Securit
and one Supervisor, age of 3
aocc45untrasbilust have gs fdf
6odt 3Ni h42work. Tel r2d2
Ten esnseea 5 pmtClub.

Ca sV eA. NMst be s r tu r
oddr iMuu t hav at01eas 5 ys.
ex erience, Ipl with a
written apalt on and
reference to tihe Manager, PO.0
Box 101207, G/town. Only
suitable applicants will be

Qualifian UATERCe tfcae 3
years experience irr a similar
field. Networking experience

Qalf ltoanss e C Mah
En lish. Must be co puter
lite ate. Please mpend
gitlcat chn to Mc mag r
Grove Public Rod,' EBD or
admin@digita technology.gy

EBD 146 acres 6$625 000
le0 acreM OD aa 2272M2 56x
Melani Public Road. Ideal
for any commercial business or

trnsot- orqick 3 6s 0
649-0329, 699-3662.

Btuaro~ek -het Ahr C j,
De F eitas iAssociates, 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.
Yarrawkabra Soesdyke/Linden
Highway (behind Dldco farm)
2 large.chicken pens, water
facility/, several pineapple
plants, cherry and citrus trees
and$1woodnen i-b Promil ho

293ER AL ES 67' X 121'
Ressouvenir 150' x 120 & 7
lts tge eer Hsae~pp Ac r 1
Park, Soesdlyke -24 acres &
4prx18 625-10602 EB. TEL.
DOUBLE lot in Republic
Park 130 x 104, and land for
bond off Mandela Ave -
$211V, size 33 000 s ft
Phone Tony Reid's Realf -
225-5198 231-2064 225-
2626 22f-6949, 228-2709,
654-1209 641-6740, 651-
0898, 69Q-6699, 629-8434,
618-4726, 697-3272-
LAND for sale
Beterverwagting, ECD $3M
per lot, Queenstown $15M
doble lot, ReKpublic Park -
$18M. Sec. K'-$12M,
Republic Park $9M, P/Nagar
- $15M, Le Ressouvenir -
$4M. Tony Reid's Realt -
225-5198, 225-2709 2-
6949, 225-3068, 654-2509.
RAILWAY Line $5.2M,
Yarakabra 22 acres -$9M,
Yarakabra with chicken pens

et~c -1.M M Kiers on (bsg lt

14M, Da Silva St. 12
Quesonure a eo St C/ville I t114 ,2M

p17,v m:-.dn ikdlnntda
$16M, 80 acres at Land of
Canna nd3 50P 000 per acre,
facrms $35nM, iomeroon d100
Pomeoo 84000ae -d $5606

LAND on East Coast,
residential $3.2M. Call 641-
6740 -
LB Eaft -6 0-4C340 61-73474
6864-6283 '
MINING land for sale or
lease at Omai Quartz Hill
Area. Gall 629-1660 or 226.
TUSCHEN New Housing
Scheme front lot 80 x 10U
asking $2M. Call 225-5591.

resid~entaG arepaltorof251amidlionn
Already fenced in concrete on
all sides. Call 226-2372. Others
lands and houses. .
KITTY $17M VI~ssengen

33 acres, Leguan 353 acres,
Kuru Kuru -$1.6M, Esseq.
Coast 7 acres $25M, Triump -
$2M, I/ville enmore 2 lots (2
acres eachh)-$25M ea~c~hPari a
- $7.5M, 395 acres $200M, 50
acres i $100M (neg.) Canjle -
1040 acres, Essequlbo -10
acres $100M (neg.), Timber
lands 67190 acres, Linden
Highway 35 acres -$35M
9O areah 100 ares3 re anedss
$3nMki b reslicheo sed West
Land lofBCa an 1500 ac

agiutra eca nd L os d i

225-2540, 628-7605.

1 ROOM to let for working
female or student. Call 22 -
15.2-BEDROOM bottom flat
in Earl's Court. Call 220-2968/

kit hen. Eal a10 3b m3t
urom h8e0d0.hSusj s2 5 it9s
GrBOn OK sa oGoS hHopee,
ECD. CallDTel.'# 625-5804.

bedroom aartments at
Ba otstown. Call 682-6411 or
233- 5868.
3-BEDROOM furnished
tC ntat 64ov8e7rn252 9s5.

tc NSSHED 5 8rOa e
2302, 233-5711.

dovnene. U .S RAGi h R
Agency 225-0545, 642-0636.
BOTTOM flat in Grove,
EBD -2 bedrooms, livin
room, kitchen, spacious yard
all modern amenities. From
June 1, 2008. Tel. 266-2547.
FULLY f rihed aprtmnt
fordlong or s nrt term. a ll 27-
2199, 227-2186 or 227-3336.
h OOM to t 7na d~ail or

1-BEDROOM fully

spaclues fo beauty saoifn or
Inentcf.Tel. 64-05, 62 -29391

22$7-1871. Cl 3-04

PRASHAD Nagar-ful
furnished, 3- bed. House -U$
000. Tel. # 227-4876/652-51
- Ryan.
TWO-ero arte,
Campbe lvie oel a5a7m4e8n1t,
7 am to 7 pm. *
BUSINESS place Regent
St., central location large
secure around floor. Telephone
642-06 6.
furnished air- conditioned
apartment in Kitty. All modern
conveniences. Tel. 609-7766,
FeU t 3aHE Der 3er

# 64-887, 66 -7202. t
freeziRg DG~El, efeArC n t
coln r acn/hanj ofor m
bedroom apt., suitable for
ovrses aues~t inlK t, na


%16M, Alberttown-$6
14M, Subryanville -$18M,
South $10M, Kitty $10M &
$12M. Call 231-62 6.
SEVERAL poperties for
sale from $12 mpirlon u wards
S225-2626, 225-270 2271
6949, 225-2709, 654-2509
641-6740, 651-0898, 699
6699, 55198, 618-4726, 697-
3272, 231-2064-

225-2626-231-2064, 225-4749.
Wee work 24 hrs a day, 7 days a
Coast Demerara, new executive
houses in .gated compound,
Over lookingnethe22 ta~n~t
Email HYPERLINK mail to:
hptelregency3@~yahoo.com or
view onlmne at
Street Lac town, Lamaha &
Aaempu L~a ePeeitenc~e Pbb|
R elc Ra,IR rSejENGTIA
Republic Park, Cumminegs
Main tayN8 wLmarkE se~qt bo,
Versailles mansion. De
Freitas Associates 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.

CALL 623-1317, 226-1742. *
PUBLIC Road Kitty $20M,
Charlotte St near Camp St -
30,Fort St. Km gston -
339M~, Kin ston going business
for only $8.5M, Ha field St on
bu iunres mc nh er mam
from day one -$29M, hu e
(new) concrete 4sorey In
tcntaral G/town forabkuesinefjg b
tomorrow US$1.6M huge
concrete complex on regent
Street US$1.6M, large concrete
business factory, storage etc at
Soesdyke road to river US$1M
David St $30MM Lahama and

$30M Republic Park -$34M
and $36M. 227-4040, 661-
REP. Park $45M $18M
Bel Air $40M, $40M, L.amaha
Gdns.- $80M, $45M, $15.5M,
SeacsK dCNville $240M. Mg [~
South R/velat $15.5M, Y22M,
$11M, Charlotte St 35M,
$15M, Oale -$38.5M, Re L~
St LJS$2.2M US M
US$1M, US$750 600, She if
St. $60M, King St UjS$$2M,
US$1 250 00%M, Q/town -
$14M, $26MM' $24M, 824M,

35, Aler'ttowN2 M,
Middle St 455M, $70M, Mc
Doom -$45M, $35M,
Annandale -$5M, Cralg -

DUbndBAcklni -V $1 e
Lust $9M, Nagnd park -r 30M'
5'".5M $ M~, dur~ban St -
$60M, camp St.- $35M,
Ti0MphN- $1P.2M, Tusc~he~nM-
Wiss on15M, Norty
Rmunaurni $40M, Corriverton
US$3M, Kuru Kuru $1.5M
and other residential and
commercial properties. Contact
us at Goodwuill Real Estate .
Tel. 223-5204, 225-2540, 628-


SEC. 'K' C/ville $26M,
Lama Gdns $28M up,
Prashad Nagar from $30M up,
Meadow Brook Gdns. $13M i
D Urban Backlands $141.50 i
1qad40.ore. Call 231-2064,

200 OUTBOARD Yamaha
en ine. Call 225-4076, 680-

6C30TACT 223-3884, 625-
TEL. 227-3753 OR 619-2240
ROLLER. CALL 623-3404.
COOLED 227-7071.



of your bottles* *

I~ i

& 5ONV geD rtor 11 Or e i0

TlSI wek k3An r an line
pit bull pu s, vaccinated and
deworme Tel. 638-1807,
2 GOLD claims, 72 Miles.
For more information contact
Cell # 677-7309, 226-7201.
265-1201 OR 670-8399.
PURE bred Pit Bull ps
fully vaccinated an
dewormed, 6 wks old. Contact
# 226-2081.
ONE stall front row
Bourda Market Re ent Street'
Tel. No. 225-00521 645-8801.
LISTER Petter diesel
en ines and erenerator. Also
4lkn bo7 Liste Petter spares.
62- 87
1- STAINLESS steel
working Hot dog machine, 240
volts. Call 645- 300.
CHICKEN plucked and
live, wholesale and retail. Tel,
225-6462, 216-0052, 227-
3165, 617-0989
SIX week- pure bred

rent in Eccles New Scheme;
Le land DAF truck 60 210.
Ca1l 698-7833
PURE bred German
Shepherd pu pies. Full
dewormed ana vaccinate .
6Cal7823207-3285, 623-9852,
digital palm corder camera -
$10 00 neg. Call 621-2119
or 442-3510.
puppies -thieves' worst
enemy. Call 269-0032, 269-
O7r0. tR90tectioon ywash n

machines and dryers, motors,
seals, belts, thermostats, etc.
Tele hone 227-0060, 629-

l9E PTAHfob sale, tdelivter
CoalP626-7127 carn
PIT oull .ups and
Rid leback Pitbull pups. 621-
603 .
BEAUTIFUL Pitbull pu s
6 weeks old. Contact W.
Browne 266-2796, 611-
bronze table clock US$2
000 or nearest. Call 226-
642 Serious enquiries only.

110v air conditioner
(Window) .$20 000; Weider
wei ht machine $32 000. 5
pc dinette set $20 000. Call
A FEW anti~u~e pieces -
grass pots $2 00u up, barley
eg xtab~~le $ 000), silver match
bo,11tobaco case, milk
shade lamp. marblestone
clock. Ca I 226-2322.

66-7 82

first time in Guya~na Prepaid
infroernation Call o227-6 97e
WaPhArRTShern tasDryers/
motors belts, valve pum :
etc. Technician available, c~all
8 WEEKS old Rottweiler
and German Shepherd
pupdples, (mixed)Pvaccinated
54d ewormed. ~hone 223-

threKE mill el [tr c/mS ra
impr2e ,aci~na ies Ch~e~ap

tableOCAnd a ce @oes,pool
Rubber, balls etc. Conta t
Naka 220-4298, 609-3311

66USED tyres whole and
retail sizes 15", 16", 17", 18"
adies9". CbtaRt avzul at 1

rjiun~esk Hd o pmaach, ee fo
cutting. bra e drums and disc
rotors, etc. Phone 226-2244.

saw late, co :::do s a

Te% oWneaSNo. 6a72- 3a8cgkage.
PRICED to 90 one cargg
ship -120' x20 x 7' Ford minr

val, 2J 9Seri osM Fy funs e

Pom~pEA pups V ciwae sao
dewormedup Play Station11
games and one game boy
advance and games. Tel. 681-
1633, 227-21 6.
SHP La to s, 17" gatewa
monitor, DV pla ers, 4 G
flash drive, Sony ouble deck
cassette plyr Lynks s
Modem. Tel 23-332 "
COMPUTER Programmes
from $2 000 Office D7, Coral
Draw 14, Adobe Premiere,
Quickbooks Accounting,
Photoshop CS, Micromedia
Langua es Games and mucH
more. Call Anthony 625-
12 PCS of biu Ild will w
wares (Alfred Meauki nEnglanodw
1 lar e 7 feet live Christmas
tree In pot. Tel. 233-2053 -
only serious enquiries. No
private or unknown caller
allowed .
Ungide used 6- cyc. Cummins.
Used M engines space for
CtriarCummins. 53-ser~ies
V92, 1 ubota V22b3 1902.
Call 218-1469, 623-1003, 218-

CanoyF Lexak Boh; ex
details -- 223-5291 or 626-
ONE EP 82 Toyota Starlet
-fully powered, excellent
condition, one 80cc Yamaha
Chappy, ET 950 Yamaha
Ir er~a o c8 m nths o1[d0 3
or 626-2514.
swimming pool, Reublic Park
double loEccles
Ca pbellville, Lom ar~dStreet'
Wamepr Street, Eccles nuta
Site (Bond). Tel. 619-4682

Ghz p~r ce mr 5r6s bmD2DR
mem roy 40 Gb hard drive, CD
r~omr,0ffip MtSr tnRXePa ro7 &
Dell mnonitor, dell ebarad
mou~se. Phone 225 YJ7U093, 641-
and appliances T:ridge~s,
wandhairs wardrobe, Tfbeds oa
tal nsten h ,oo seCll:6o2n4al
Bedford used parts for TK
& TL mdels. Spig ch si
e ginemo tyres, rim Pllter ao'
enc. Also Honda CM 400
engine. CAT D4 & D6 new and
used parts. Tel. 642-2542/333-

580C HYMVAC. CALL 698-
6435 -
ONE Honda CRV'
immaculate condition. Call
624-5331. 218-3843.

1 AT 192 Carina, ful y
pmouwcresd, mla mrims D4V1-
m'inibus~e~s5-7 s~ale66%al9259-
1 DOUBLE cab Tovota

sre 2s~or sah s.ed i3c-506F4F
ONE 170 Carina.bexcellent
co~n~dti Pri~c~e $9253000.Tel.
1 HONDA Accord, PHH
Serirds Excenient codi62o~n

fulln poT re6Mn1 wt pint j
TOYOTA pick up 4 x 4
solid def. manual (22' en ine),
GGG Senies. Tel. 641-11 .

4P-hco eN a2-2 n 6 e 014
ONE 518 C~aterpillar log
skidder in working condition.
Contact 218-1469, 218-3899'

Phone 624-8402, 227-3939l
brle;$0 0.225-2503 '
2001 FORD0 F-1 0 ti
Aoutomatdic, GKK series -2.M
ngtal.Phone 2-4, 227- 939,

624-8402, 225-2503.
BMW 325i Convertible -
Automatic, low mileage -
$133M.2P~hone39624-8402, 2-
LINCOLN Town car fully
powered, automatic excellent
condition $2M. Phone 624-
8402, 227-3939, 225-2503.
Hsntger, 3 000 485 oounds
ibia a~citv from $35 000
Phnec 624-8402, 227-3939,
LINCOLN Town car stretch
Limousine -White, fully
loaded with TV and lot of
extras. Must see. Price
02atia~b3e.22Phon 624-8402,
SLINCOLN Town car Stretch
Limousine -Black, n eds
some work. Sold as Is $1M.
Phone 624-8402, 227-3 39,

co n iton 3e 4 or fu
1 RZ Long Base minibus
EOFO, BHH Series. Price $1 65d
S$70n0 0 ssa.Ca e6n2r2a-6B6733
ONE two-ton canter truck
at matic and air-onditioCnq
mI ln. Tel. # 677-8405. Call
Su l
1 NISSAN Titan, (2007
model) 3000 miles only,
automatic fulpwrdlatel
registered GL eries-$65
Contact Rocky 225-1400,

manual T~u~r oO ch e~d) AC
mO~adsiontact Rockpy 225-1400,
1 TOYOTA Sin le Cab

(d 7 Cntrc Roukd' e 25
Y400, 621-5902.
1 AE 110 TOYOTA Corolla
(Private), automatic, fully
~e~red, ,3 as CD a ;l~
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser
(Poarado) automatic fully
poeeAC, 20" ndickel ma s,
crash bars, roof rack (4 x ),
aonrdtio~n.seP celm c7ul e
Contact Rocky 225~-1400,

ONE EP 71 Starlet Turbo,
automatic EFI, AC, mags, etc.
6Ex Illent condition. Tel. 642-

maT YOeAt Toda i41x 4d
mdel AC msc r
neootiable. Callm6u7 %61Pric
.NZE 121 Corolla, AT 212
Carina, RAV-4. All excellent
condition, contact Leonard -
226-9316, 617-1505~

3 TM ne & $eM vC li

TWO (2) To ota Tundras
",ty,'shere d. all~I 2T o5m15
623- 767.
2 RZ Minibuss ERI. Both
BHH Series. 1usAT 170 stick
Rear Carina. Phone 268-3953,
1 LONG Base RZ EFI in
excellent condition. Contact
Srly-# 255-0344. Mag rim,
CD lyr

min b~uE ToeoellentZ
condition. 263-6179/647-
madUT40 S~alea -19R906veErnsK
Series $4 Tel. 646-1939/
271 TO OTA Camr 03, onl
23 000 Km, Ambassad r
owned. Immaculate condition.
Call 655-55T OT acm

39,000. miles automatic mint
n38d. t2n20-4 91, 6\o3 010d3
1- Super Custom mini-
3n,.25 t~one 6Peal b)1 Cioch

Contact A. Km 225-4443
25-4a534s 62 -7628 and 1'

Seris, owro condto
country. Tel. 646-4884, 26 -
immaculate condition, AC;
63u399 4g 6P2J 1S~eies.2 9e

Contact 624-8315, 265-7282.
CALL 690-7911.
One English made Morris
Marino never re istered
automatic 5 seater $2,000;
Credit can be arranged.Tl 226-
CAB PICKUPL20 1 Mode005-
Zpeed M4T1500 9T 6880,
TOYOTA Carina AT 170
CrlaCorolla Ae 91 Corolla
AE 100ba Waa0n. Call dity Taxi
Service T26-7150.
FORD F. -250 automatic
four-wheel dnive GKK Series,
excellent condi ion $2.6M.
Phone 624-8402, 227-3939,
LB 150 scooter Motor
Scooter, good working
condition. Price ne otiable.
Contact Carl -6 i0-6774,
627-7287, 225-5886.

1 AESA 100CERShpivate
nevert in hrirel automaticfl
Fl powered, AC, mag ris C)
I rd s ole Prie $.M otc
Rcy 25-140M,601 5O2.Rocky -

automn hreauataic, fully pwrd
mag rims, ACD player (4x
conder l pon. e Price -$.M
C.5hn contact Rocky -25-40
%510 621-5902.
1uoac ul T-100 ed Piku ta

cr necletcondition. Tele$ .7

1.5M.c Contcty ock 2225-
40,621-5902 .
1 TOYOTA Hikux Surf 3Y
eLnclsd autoatic fued lly
owerie d, AC, mnag ims fogt
amp1b0, cr -389 h a, d pbr x)

atmlaM Rc nC 12n25-14ce


New in box,
Counterfeit detection
using UV and Magnetic
InK, tXternal
Display, 1000 notes per
minute, 110 and 220
Volts, $120,000.

Call: 648-5281

STYLE Motors Ltd 308
SMR Cunupi Trinidad W.1
Tel. 868-693 b277/868-7411

tyores 16.9- 8 (12 p y) & 18.4-
30(1 ply) Trailers used 40 ft
& 20) ft trailer chassis, 5 x 10
dump trailer, 5 x 10 double axle
lihtaxe rhcs. Asoe aila r

cotaB AZILIAN Hammer mill
on stand 110v $80 000, 1
automatic aate opener and
closer with romotes $80 000k
UoKnip2ete8w~atrewahreU .in1
personalYiuvina act complete
with two c liners homes $35
000, 25 KVA dry transformer
Belgium made $65 000, 1
lar e industrial stabilizer for
fa work ship, or residence

stand Milw kee dIfll ress 110
- 240v $150 000: 1 lar e
sh~a in'g machine 24 v $3 0
001 ed e sander on frame
11- 40v UKmade for furniture
work $40 000, 1 large amstrong
gang saw clamp and saw
sharpener 110v on ad stable
stan~ $125 000, truck
safrt 40c d0u0rn0 Lu nmw ao
ear tyre liners size 20 for ~ru~ck
8000 each wholesale $600 S
O1adntiller withbrgs
d 7r att00n0 engine h;y l
696-4 67
2 COMPLETE Aquarium
with fishes and all accessories
$15 000 and 520 00$0 sne~t
wall office divid r UK$000,
r 08cpe eo ed

000, 1000 pieces new cellular
phone accessories $60 000, 1
- 12v car vacuum cleaner $4
000, 1 car et 110v vac u
cleaner and roller brush $2
000 (dHoover), 1 fully autom ti

Iallnets $50 ~ ach 1 )ne a
cycle shacks, aluminum rims
hardly used $15 000, 1
comp ete inter net system with
lot of spares and extras $200
000. Owner Migrating 614-

1 RAV-4. CONTACT 616-
3337, 665-8925.
672-1 AT 192 CARINA. CALL
CALL ETWAROO 660-6565.
1 EFI RZ, BHH 9489.
PRICE -$1 475 000 NEG.
CONTACT 626-9780.
~DADA. TEL. # 220-7347, 651-

2 5 000 Ford tractors
parts, 1 MF 35 en ine black. 2
- 6-cyclinder Per ins, 1 3-
c linder Perkins, 1 4-cylinder
Perkin 1 236 engine head,
Perkills.6ConVAct eetl.d 64-8
American & English Electnical
panels, breakers switches wall
plates, etc. A/so available
American made oil and
emulsion paint starting from

cmo ssr, dorlcs ig


Page 9 & 24.p65



Kaieteur ...


ONE Domestic, ace 30 and
under. Tel. # 671- 6 9.
EXCAVATOR Operator to
work in the Interior.' Call 225-
LIVE-IN Maid fqrm country
claig Call c603o9 n 0. o
Driver g bk.ac uas 086

haee~x er e. Call # 626-
Assistant. Knowledge of

harwae in rekdae isysbeatn

Attractive salary offered.
Contact 259-0574.
2 WAITRESSES to work at
Caom I vaer-in. Cal 0202w2e0k46,
drivers tow work for a re utable
Taxi Service. Call Jef rey. -
ONE Driver for Interior
Location. Must have Licence for
bu nrd c4 nter40 contact 683-
oNE half day Domestic to
Mustha r feremnce.7Cl6 8 -
6440.Tel. 868-301-7759.
HINDU family looki g for a
lie-n a aid4 be iee theu ae
926-6705d between the hours of
amRGENT Y skilled Lathe
Operators. Live-in caretaker,
Very aood remuneration
oerdFor more info., tel. 227-
1 DISPATCHER, preferabl
'eveni2a shi at aTa~exab er c.

com~utEr Si ecratte and a le b
trp ly tttr83ovdew#i RaaloEsera e,
South3C37bu uamina Street,
HAMID General Store 244
2Ree3nt 1S~t 5t L~a~c t1 wortel.s#

b31non clehrksritte~nsapap i aion
suerGEoNERArLeS prv sr't 1
S cnd ry Schho Educaot onnd
Tel. 226- 852, 227-4138.
DRIVERS, Dis atcher and
Seif Tax Sse icwpr Bset 1
- 226-3000. 225-9700. 661-
8403. 623-9972.
ONE e perienced Cook to
work in the Interior. Must have
neat appearance, Contact 683
12or647-8040 or 777-4126

vehi Oes. Hbu estcrpase od oAE
100 cars, Waguobn, AT 1 2, 212,
etc.S SRon dyb 3-5
Apply at Sanjay Variety Store,
9 America and Longden
Streets. Telephone 226-6137.
HANDYMAN ust beal

Dock onwke~rs n rddgr sely
GFL Wher-f Houston, East Bank


Lacy on, G8 0r etwn
car.MM~usURhaver alasot tdhr e
e r nea Va~r e~t Sb re .n 1Y~
Other branches.
NA L 654-3188, ASK FOR

Mteplla an ad ah epr
Apphicantskl should hae at eat
selu omiso. Apply Guyana Vait
rol~ey Sn Ntornte, 68 R.obSreet
Ltracy wrown Georgetown. Akfr


1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina,
PGG. Price $575 000. Tel. 234-
2030, 662-0195.
RZ buses, AT 192, AT 212
AT 170, AE 81/91 40d
000, $8t00Ho 100,EtrS down
mGal) 231ux6236. ige

LeatheR in~trior sepr res; L lra
Leed-rb ate InttePo ck8"

workNE ATan5d0 To ota asCie
co~n~d9 Io~nOO~pm e 6z'e;r, tia 32

r I RAa G T o 60 1

bs2 IZ MinisbusAC, 1m og
mags, ower locks,hboth'EFI, cl
ecf'Naresshe e 18-ai95 %,602r3k
1 TOYOTA igsum Jee ,
SDXM 10 white, 7 seats, 1 "
nim alarm, sonar, CD deck, AC,
full powering automatic late
PJ series, tip top condition.
n g. Cal ms69cO ~48b~e
anytime, 231-4526. --'


2 RZ LONG. BASE mini-
buses, BJJ Series rims, CD
Rllsuebrshi; Gallan & 2otrtanctrs.
All in immaculate condition,
Call 672-7371.
One 9 seater Vanette Mini-
Bu u~se~d P ivteoG sD Ms ri
seate ,rm ongdla nadutmnatic 5

sris -T 750,000 Tunhdr650-

x1 enatr A edhda ond~raenaC

layr, og amp sKK series.
Tontat R ky on 270-4494.

Teoyota Dyna 11-B engine
Nissan E-24 Caravanc Blue Bird
Wagon, SouzukTi sd~e kl- C~has 1
62 -9513.

Toyota Altezza -
Toyota Corolla NZE -
$2.9M .
2004 BMW 325 -
$6 5 1
2002 Toyota RAV4 -
Toyvota Hiace RZ buS
2002 Nissan
Pathfinder $9.8M
All vehicles are newly
imported ami never

225-2611 or 227-8689

fromG-TpaO NFu yagpoonerresdh
mearisrm ci leurs i, ro rck
dAv sorrtscet4Ra srsni n t.St


Toyota RAV-4C -2.7M, y8~
double cab $ ..9M, oyct
Ldie el) ladcrcuriser -4 s
Royota ( ear 2000) surf 4
4un~ner 5072M i2a0n0 A7- M.
0~04 titan 5.8Mb, Tundra -
$48, lSingr~ ca sloli LdHef

pink up 91.3M, 1 Sinale cab
4x4 F-150 bick up 42.8Ml 1 -
Toyota Sui $ .1M, 1 LHD

oot 2 t c b
Tadomna 8M/sM. Please call
225-0995, 628-0796.


TEL. 223-7781. AGE 35 45.


adv e~rti se~m~ent for Crifesta ad o
a hotel. Call 227-4138.
1 PART-TIME Maid, 35 -
45 vrs. For a Hindu family. Tel.
22 -1154.
1 LIVE-IN Dom stic to
work in Trinidad. Age 19 25
yrs. 868-683-1528.
work aW1E8L9DB~aRSt., H IperCal
225-1923, 226-8311.
dCASUCALoHetlp Su erv or
r~uabute hotel. Coallw2o26-8261a
1 LIVE-IN Maid 30- 45
rf~o G 9H30me He 17h5Care

Sa0Byn~egD Tje 68R98u5t 24246-
MAID/Cleaner for a private
sncc d phAn lnur er.188.
Machinists and .Welder
Fabricators. Apply with written
appl~icatlqn. Wraylite
Engineering 1886/7 North
Rulmveldt, G~eorgetown 218-

$500 000 NEG. 231-2206,
$2.3M. NEG. TEL. 665-7400.


2939 OR 265-3566.


2 cho~me 02eM LD/HDVuDx
6e~a38e~r hood cover. D/MT5S.
RAV-4 PHH Series AC, CD,
lood cchnrdcen w~Bes ry e
6ul 64 wered. Tel: 626-035 7
Sre immac at cod~i i
1992 NISSAN Maxima
immaculate. Imported new,tfirst
rod.ore~a4 onabl uoff

Turbo charged AltezZa
tuned by Tornl's of Japan
(Electr~ic Blue)

suspe ion/unedovers
18"Advan lightweight

HID8 haiights
Turbo charger and inter
cooler, very very fast!!
L.eather and power seats
pla er
Heads-,p display
Turbo timer
55.4 million. Never

225-2 gi or 22-8689

1 AE 100 Toyota Corolla -
ip e ult 6 21 2h 2 3 / 6u
~565. ~
1 AE 110 SPRINTER, two
AE 100 Sprinter, one Cal Dina
Wa ~on and one G-Tourinap
W n. Call Jeffrey 62 -
3189, immaculate condition.
nriee$ 3a50 2002 -i 9Co61a4
2000 NISSAN Primera 5-
loaoed uurellesnt onndi @
fast lots of extras. Call 623-

5 LUX Surfi 3Y egne
s i e s e D u n : o d r

6830,1GDn acanktl rtruond Gi-
Tel.a2n63-5975, celT 690-3721
1 MITSUBISHli Lan er
alarm, music (DVD) fully
powered, mans. Immaculate
condition. Contact 220-2419 or
662-8834, 642-5263.

Guyana from one such course
as a Level 4 coach making him
the highest-ranked athletic:
coach in Guyana at the mo-
ment. Second is Rose, a Level
2 coach "we have not 'dissed'
any AAG coaches."
He went on to inform that
at the CAC Games in Co-
lombia in 2002, "there was a
major problem with Pompey.
She complained that the
coach (Smith) who was there
was not helpful to her.

From back page

Beijing as the track and
field manager.
So, we (GOA) and I
feel, Ryan's appointment is
justified and I have no
apologies and I want to cat-
egorically state that this
thing about 'backdoor' pro-
cess is not applicable to the
Juman-Yassin pointed out
that the GOA has over the
years facilitated courses for its
affiliates and only recently,
Mark Scott returned to

Dock ow krs n~e rd.r sppl in
GFL Wharf, Houston, East Bank
DemeraaComestic/Maid, one
Cook and one Gardener

04400, 643-4331, after hrs 218-
16 .
Hoao /AbssistantP Cks/Cleaaneerr
Drivers. Apply in person w/
written application. Hack's
Halaal Restaurant. 5
Commerce St., G/town, 9 11
ATTRACTIVE Waitress and
exerence~doNisghtRCeok towork
Bar UG Road. Starting salaries
63-43404. Call et~ween 120pon

certified Mechanics with
mrne ep riene c Wlder

experience. C ntact 611-0875.

Gaslisnceo 8nin4x4,

E~xc llent Cond t on,

Serviced, Low
Mileage, New Paint,
Brakes,Altenator, etc.
Asking $3.5M neg.

One To ota Land Cruiser -

u yo s raih irx aga oe
engine EFT $6.5M tip to
condition, must see Tel: 69 -
4367. Credit available, Owner
AT 192 Carina $1 350
0002 AT 190 Corona 1.54Md
2MC r7aM Nissa 'P ck- ~
11 C,~orollao Nadia -$.8 ,
A8u6 S6 96667,1227393052616ue
2001 TOYOTA Special
Edition Camry LHD came n nge~w
A 3.6"MCSV40 Calm~r 1ne.9 A
1 2 $ MM a'
model RZ mii bus -l $M2.51M~n~ee
225-0995, 628-0796.
121, Tovota Carina motor car
AT 212 & AT 192 Tovota
oil11 Tooa ilu dub e
10g7, PT~oyoa Hilux Surf RZN &
YN 130d To 60ta Caldina

cr ontc Roe rodaRm e
B uordSales, 226 South Rd.,

coc oovt l be eb top a VA
Toyota Land 'C iser ( ~;M
luoaduds): HiluxxD~ou le Ca
up (diesel); Mitsub s~hi Ca te
truc s, 2 tons o en tray, 2 & 3
tons enclosed freezer; Toyota
Hiace 15-seater buses. Order
early and get the best prices on
duty free vehicles fuill after
sa ale serv ce Wafirancitno
Sales 207 Shelriff Sixth
4 r~eets 2Ca~m 2. Avi me-2a2n
service you can trust.
19NZE -Corolla 2L12TCarina
Woagoolar 110 S rin e

Ac e& LigheAce FingCer r and
suicom 13# PSI KerP H utosx
n 1 o0s c op'ReAVac CRV ISTT
& VIST. Petes Auto Sale .Lot
02 Geor-ge Street, Werk-eni-Rjust
Georgetown, Guydana (behind
Brickdani Cathera Church
South into Geor e Street). Tel
226-9951, 226-5 46i 231-7432

stu teRarNeSPeORTE I nd
6M~ar ke8 C on~t ct onette on

Restaurant and Bar 3 19
Main Street New Amsterdam,
Berbice. Tel. 333-2126, 333-
3880, Fax: 333-4151. 'Email

ONE BOAT 52 ft len rh
Pby 9 ft width. 5'ft depth 3500
engnine, ft l eaup ~

;joo Xco diti1ARKCo iac n
339-4525 or 61"-6990
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
E'-11 automatic, full I~
Dower-ed. 330 Bedford Dum j
Truck. Just rebuilt Never
used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-2345.

building, newly3-bu lt En heD
ren cd dra r&tically / al
333-2457, 337-2348.
2-STOREYED house ison
ageland space, comnei of
Edineburg. East Banr
Berbice. Tel. 265-3419, DL -
3879 - Andy.

EiBbUSINhESVSlparemisens a
M ns en ra~ncche t'a~sr m
hardwa business in
al ra io. oFno norle27details'

- flly o nrile in N A. Call

GI busine rss purpose

located in Coburd n N'treet

(next to P'olicr
Head quarters) Ca (63
Telephone #6863

sn6/726;1 11.45 PM


~-~Bo- -~a=~


In loving memory of a loving
CROKER, formerly of 10 A s
Tueville Terrace, North East
La Penitence, Georgetown,
Swho died on June 6, 2007.
SIftears could build a stairway
And memories a lane
I'd walk right up toHeaven
And bring you home again

SRemembered by her children John Croker,
Shondell Colleene Croker, Elvin Carl
Croker and Desmond Olson Crotker.

--- . .
'\I E NI

SInloving andcherishedmemory
Sof our beloved son STEPHEN I
darted this life on June 3,

: Three sad and lonely years have passed I
SSince you~were called away
I June comes with deep regret *
: A month we'll never forget I
I God has taken you dearest son :
,Where you have found eternal rest I
FErom this world of pain and sorrow
I To the land of peace and rest .
SThough on earth you dwell no more
) You left us memories to cherish
We cry a million times I
In life, we loved you dearly
I ~in death. we love you still :
SIn our hearts you hold a special place I
I ~No one could ever fill :
To be absent from this body, is to be present
: with the Lord
SDeeply missed by his mom Amy, dad Stanley,
Brother G~regory;, little nephew Christopher, .
Ssister-in-law, Anita, uncles, aunts, grand parents, .
cousins, other relatives and friends, neighbours.

t.Sleprl on; ourI beiloved sonl
~ISweet' slep inl J'sus

:p ~ ~t~llllI

_ _i

[Sunrise: 08.11.36
WSunset: 07.06.2007
In Sincere and Los inn
memory of our Dear and
* Beloved D~aniel ASnastio
Theodore La Rose 14 he
* departed on June 7, 2007. .
One Sad and grieving year has already past since
we last saw yo~u in flesh. We did not see you~
.suffer; we did not see you cry. We only got thle
.unexpected message that you have moved on
Without saying Good-bye.
*In a year of grief and tears, seen and unseen, we
Swish your departure was just a dream.
SYour memories will always be precious, they are
Engraved in our Hearts in letters of Gold; for,
Yesterday, Tomorrow Eternal. We miss you,
Sdearly- and will always Love you. May the,
SAlmnighty Creator provide for youL5hyCao rvd o ou eve lasting .

Sadly missed by your Beloved wife Gloria,
mother Carmalita of Canada, chil ren,
Grand children, Great Grandcide
.relatives and many friends.


In loving memory of
a loving mother
a.k.a DATA, formerly
of 165 Industry,
ECD, who died on
June 7, 2007.

God took the f agrance ofa -fl~o'5w~v;
We wish we can have it back.
Sadly missed and always
remembered by her loving
husband, children and' other
relatives and friends.

I May Lord Krishna
( grant your
I 4. soul eternal rest


i In Loving Memory off~\
/a/k DAVE of Enterprise
SGarden, former student of
BoDrn:; July3~,18 .rr
SDied: June 5, 2006i i..
Though his smile is gone
fforever I~~~~~~sea 8L I
jAnd his hands we cannlot
Si Lll we:1SV hav smily memories
SWe miss you in somany ways
SLife moves on and years go by
iBut love and memoribs are precious and wue wilJ
Always cherish th~em I
SOur thoughts are always with you
SYour place, no one canl fill, no tears,
SNo words can ever say how much we missyo
i May Lord Shiva alwayS keep you in his loving care
Inserted by 'i parents, only two brothers
Dinesh and q~inesh, grand parents, aunts,
and ,~ cauesa ad friends..

$ The WLife. Sons
n nd Grandchildren
of the late Neil

silENDON~rCA, of !
17 Hadfield Strseet,

Georgetow~n a nd a ~
.Frandse Tra 1el I-- :
SService wish~ to o
ex\press hcOurl] lt thanks aind -mee~re gratituide t. Jll
thlose n ho scont eye~d sympaths through word~ or
comllli.*rt b\ te~lephone L'ma) rdilS.cad nd wres~hamfotlered a
Sprate~rs. oncndcd the wake I`une~ral, C remanoln and a
B~1mal Srn Ices. and asiseJlrr InI Jni *.ras m our recrent

Special Thanks to the MaI~fmnagemntndl staif of
~lierialnan's Funeral Homc,, Lincue Ho~lder. fr. John
Pe-rsaud. Ronl Rohinsoni Paula (;oniallez B~relntal
RI~~chardsn andl Mi~hchal Pceilrua of FIurandee Trjact
Se~rvice. thec Trainlng Staff' nl Republic Bank I Guyana)
Ltd Er. Paul Dommini. Alonsteulr Terracer Mo~ntroie.
.4unt Larvl:ne. and Ial hse w~ho through their .Ies o~f
kindness~ helpedi keep thc famlly f-cusedr dui~~ng o-ur
pcriod ofI grief.
Xla\ God Bless You .111.
Mlay hris Soul rest

Dec 21, 1931 May 22.
The husband, children and
grandchildren of our dearly
wish to express our heartfelt gratitudle to
everyone who provided support and comfort
duitour time ofbereavement.

We appreciate the outpouring of love,
care and kindness shown to us at this
time of great sadness and loss.

The Family of David R. L, King and Staff of King Advertising Limited would like to express
our deepest gratitude to all those who assisted us during our bereavement.

Your comforting words, cards, flowers and all other gestures of kindness have helped
and will continue to help us through this most difficult period.
To those persons who continue to stand beside us and extend themselves
way beyond our expectations, we are eternally grateful.

We express our heartfelt thanks to the clients of King Advertising Limited
for their understanding and continued support.

David's passing as difficult as it is, has made us all more committed to keeping
the legacy of King Advertising Limited alive and strong.

O)U *

SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 8, 2008 27


SSunrise: 31/07/1941
SSunset: 03/065/2007 |

Our mother is more than a
She is a living presence in us
Our mother will always be with

.She's the whisper of the leaves as .I
.we walk down the street

She's the smell of certain foods we remember
Flowers we pick and the perfume we wear
She's the cool hand on our brow when we're
.not feeling well a
She's the breath in the air on a hot summer day
She's the sound of the rain that lulls us to sleep
The color of a rainbow, she' s Christmas morning
Our mother lives inside our laughter
And she's crystallized in every tear drop a
She's our first love and your very first friend a
She the place we come from, your first name
and she's the map we fallow with every step we take.
So nothing on earth can separate you from us a

Always remembered by your loving children, 19
gran cilren, 13 great grand, sons-in-law,dhid
daughter-in-law, cousins, nieces & nephews and all
other relatives and friends,


SSun rise 2 7/4/80 JOHNSON
Sunset 9/6/2004 tsf t: iaiciiC...l f~

\V!e thought of you w\ithi lo\-e
But that is nothing new ~
We2 think of you in silene
We often speak your name ~
Now\ all we have are
And your picturet in a fralme f
YOnur f mel 10f I.I S OUT 2.i3: 5;II:

1Li th ~h i ch we niever wvillI part
Sad are the hear-ts that lovecd you

Stylish Portugal serve notice
With 2-0 win over Turkey
S... bult co-hosts Switzerland a to worst possible start I

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Forever missed by her children, brothers S
A / and grandchildren


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what already looks like the
Group A decider next Wednes-
dy bthoughaSiter d and wh
their seven European Champion-
ship matches over three tourna-
ments, will be wondering how
they got nothing.
It had been all smiles in Basel
before the match as the fans were
entertained by a traditionally
kitsch opening ceremony, featur-
ing giant model cow~s and mass
Once the football got under
way Switzerland had the best of
the chances, a penalty claim
turned down and hit the wood-
The Czechs had hardly
threatened until substitute Vaclav
Sverkos, who made his interna-
tional debut only last week, clev-
erly steeral a shot beyond Diego
Benaglio after 70 minutes.
Czech coach Karel Brueckner
accepted that his team had been
lucky while frustrated Swiss
boss Koebi Kuhn said: "I told my
team they can leave this stadium
with their heads held high."
TIhe defeat was compoundedbypune
the injury suffei-ed by Frei,
Switzerland's all-time leading
goalscorer, who left the pitch in tears
at the end of the first half with an
ice pack strapped to his knee, obvi-
ously fearing his tournament was
Two other players who will
be watching from the side-
lines are Portugal goalkeeper
Quim an'd Russia striker
Pavel Pogrebnyak, who were
both ruled out of the tourna-
ment with injuries yesterday.

By Mitch Phillips
VIENNA, (Reuters) Portu-
glserved notice that they
wilbe again be among the
title challengers when they
turned on the style to out-
class Turkey 2-0 on an en-
tertaining first day of Euro
2008 yesterday.
Co-hosts Switzerland,
however, got off to the worst
possible start in Basel when
they lost 1-0 to Czech Repub-
lic in the other Group A game
and lost captain Alex Frei to a
knee injury that could well rule
him out of the tournament.
Austria get things under
way across the border today
when they play Croatia in
Vienna (1600 GMT) while
tournament favourites Ger-
many play Poland in
Klagenfurt (1845) in the second
Group B match the highest
security risk match of the
group stage.
Seven German support-
ers were arrested in the town
late yesterday after German
and Polish fans exchanged
increasingly hostile insults
but heavy rain helped keep
a lid on any trouble.
There were no other re-
ports from either Austria or

Switzerland of any serious
trouble and the on-field action
was free too of any major con-
troversies or ugly incidents.
In Geneva, Portugal looked
dangerous throughout, hit the
woodwork three times and
could easily have-won by more
as they began their campaign to
go one better than four years
ago when they were runners-
up to Greece on home soil.
After weathering a
bright 'llrkish start Ports.
gal, soon took control and
Cristiano Ronaldo was de.
nied a goal when Volkan
Demirel brilliantly tipped
his low free kick on to a post.
In the second half, Nuno
Gomes hit a post with a shot
and looped a header against the
bar but in-between those ef-
forts the striker played a lovely
return pass to Pepe, marauding
from the back, whose deflected
shot left Volkcan helpless.
Substitute Raul Meireles
added the second in injury time
after another neat passing
"We wanted a bit of
breathing space, a bit of lee-
way, and that's what we got
today," said Portugal coach
Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Portugal face the Czechs in

ToME lovi oI l

Remember our love, the
small talks, the joy and
laughter for as long as
yw" xiove nach ote so
all oryou.

Cherished memories of
161 orange walk and
waini River, NY.W.D.
who iedon June 6,
One year has passed and it seems like only
Our beloved mother had passed away
If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch
for us
Place them on our mother's arm, kiss and hol
her a while and tell her
That they are from us.
For there is an ache in our hearts that will never
go away
Our family chain was broken, a beautiful link
was lost and a great part of us was lost with it (our
mother) when God took her home to rest.

Living our lives without you
is the ha rdest th iner of all
A4 wonderfull person hals gone to Irest
W'ho has donle his best

He wvas a loving son, brother,
uncle, and fr~iend. Sadly missed

yd3 his family, relatives and friends.

layhisSouRest in peace

6//2008, 11:53 PM

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2~ SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 8, 2008

Morocco arnong early

World Cup pacesetters

y hnk Gleeson

JOHANNESBURG; South Africa (Reuters) Morocco de.
feated Mauritania 4-1 away yesterday to put the north Af-
ricans among the early pacesetters in 2010 World Cup
Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria were also winners for a sec-
ond successive weekend to titke early leads in their respective
African qualifying zone groups.
African Footballer-of-thie-Year Frederic Kanoute scored
bth goal ashMdds hon 2-a
scrambled goal in the last
minute from Eserton de-
fender Joseph Y'obo gave
efieria a In0 away win in
Burkina Fase we~nt ii the
top of Group Nlne writh a '
0 home w in oler Burundsl In
Oua g duo.koubltd

home an early fr~ee-kick to FREDERIC KANOUTE
give Mlorocco the lead In
Nouakechort before Hlbemian~rmidfilder Ab\dessalam Benlello~un
added a second In the 37th minute.
Two more goals In the second half fromt Yousser Safu and
Houssine Kiharja ensured an eas~ triumph witlh Maouritanla re-
ducing the ma~rgn throlugh a late penaln from Domlnugue da
Tunisia and South Africa. beaten in their opening
matches last weekend. picked up their first points against
unfancied opposition.
Tunisia were '-0 \cictrs in the Seycihelles unth goals Erom
Lsam Jom3 sGund Chlounbr Ben Ssaaa wrhile South Africa beat
AJ Auserret striker Deruls Oilech scored tw Ice as Ken~a re-
corded a surprise 2-0 home win orer Group Two favo0uriteS
Gulnea in Nairobs.
zani Prala. the Capes \;rde Islands wcre 1 -0j w~Inners ovcr Tan-
On Friday. Af~rican champions Egypt eased past Djibouti
4-0 while Algeria won their first points in a 3-0 home win
over Liberia.
A further 12 qualifying matches are scheduled for to-

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By Martin Petty

BANGKOK, Thailand
(Reuters) Uzbekistan be-
came the first team to reach
the fourth and final round
of Asian World Cup qualify-
ing yesterday while heavy-
weights Iran and Iraq re-
kindled their hopes with vi-
tal wins. .
Substitute Alexander
Geynrikh netted 10 minutes
from time to give the Uzbeks
a 1-0 win over Singapore and
Saudi Arabia bea; Lebanon 2-
I to~ilove within a point of the
jBahrain dropped points
for the first time, held 1-1 by
Thailand, who deprived
them of their chance to join
the Uzbeks. The Gulf side
need only one draw from
their last two games to ad-
Iran and raq secured deci-
sive.1-0 wins over the United
Arab Emirates and Austr-alia re-
spectively to breathe life into
their South Africa 2010 cam-

paigns but China's hopes took a
major dent when they lost 1-0 to
A coolly taken spot-kick by
Uruguayan-born Sebastian
Quintana after 14 minutes left the
goal-shy Chinese in third place
with a mountain to climb in their
remaining two matches.
"I am really disappointed,
we tried so hard," 30-year-old
China defender Li Weifeng told
'"This might be my last chance
to play at a World Cup. We were
not playing against 11 men but 12
or 13."
South Korea clung on to their
narrow Group 3 lead with a 1-0
victory over Jordan and In Group
2, recent World Cup regulars Ja-
pan salvaged a 1-1 draw with
Oman to stay second.

Redhat Tukar struck in the
47th and 60th minutes to help
Saudi Arabia sink winless Lebanon,
who pulled one back in stoppage
time. The Saudis need only a draw
to advance.

Iran got themselves out of
trouble when Ferydoon Zandi
netted after eight minutes and
a superbly taken goal from
Emad Rida gave Asian Cup
holders Iraq a crucial win over
Australia in their must-win
match in Dubai.
Rida's curling effort on
28 minutes dipped over the
head of Socceroos' goal-
keeper Mark Schwarzer into
the top of the net to move the
Iraqis to four points behind
Australia and Qatar, who
both have seven points.
"It was a very unlucky
goal. We were in complete con-
trol and just waiting for the
game to open up because Iraq
had to win," Australia coach
Pim Verbeek said in a televised
"We have to give credit
to the Iraqi team. They have
some very intelligent play-
Choe Kum-chol struck in
the 72nd minute to lift North
Korea to a 1-0 win over
Turkmenistan to hold on to

second place in their group,
trailing fierce foes South Ko-


reaon goal difference.
Yasuhito Endo's equaliser
eight minutes after the break
and a vital penalty save from
goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki
spared Japan's blushes in an-
other unconvincing perfor-
mance away from home, turn-
ing up the pressure on coach
Takeshi Okada.
The top two teams in the
five groups will advance to
round four to compete for
the four available World
Cup places. One more is up
for grabs in an inter-confed-
eration playoff.

the third quarter of
Thursday's game that has left
his status equally uncertain,
"I don't know yet," Bos-
ton coach Doc Rivers told
reporters when asked about
his players' fitness. "I an-
ticipate them both playing,
but Ijust don't know yet.
"I'm concerned, but you
know, I think they'll both
play. I don't know how effec-
tive either one will be.
"If we played today,
could either one of them play?
It would be dicey, but I think
they could."
Pierce said he "definitely"
expects to be on the court to-
day saying the injury had re-
sponded well to intense treat-
But the Celtics leading
scorer also admitted he still
felt stiffness and did not yet
have complete range of mo-
"I think it's going to be
easy as far as handling it men-
tally because once you step
foot on that court, hear the
crowd, you look up and you
see posters of the finals, I'm
totally going to probably for-
get about it," said Pierce.
"From there on my adrenalin
will probably get going.
"Usually you tend to
forget about injuries when
you're on that court and
you're playing for some-

thing special.
"That's what you dream
about all your life."
While the Celtics played coy
about their lineup, the Lakers
were certain they will see Pierce
on the Garden's famed hardwood



"I expect him to come o~
and play the way he's be6
playing," said Lakers all-st~
Kobe Bryant. "W;e can't affo(
to think any other way.
"He's going to be ready all
we have to make sure we're read'
"We're just gomng to approa
it like he's 100 percent. He look;
fine to me.
"I know how bad he wall
to win a championship. Hq
going to come out and he's g
ing to be ready to play f

By Steve Keating

BOSTON, Mass. (Reuters) -
.Paul Pierce and the Boston
Celtics kept the Los Angeles
Lakers guessing over the ex-
tent of the injury to their
captain yesterday ahead of
Game Two of the NBA fi-
Pierce's injury to his right
knee and dramatic comeback to
lead Boston to a 98-88 victory
in Game One on Thursday has
been the talking point of the -
best-of-seven series and domi-
nated the spotlight again as
teams went through final prac-
tice before today's pivotal
Carried off the court
by his team mates and
pushed into the locker
room on a wheelchair
only to return a few min-
utes later to spark a third
quarter rally, Pierce's
stunning comeback has
been hailed as one for the
ages by Boston supporters.
But the Lakers and their
fans have been left less awo-
struck, questioning the sever-
ity of Pierce's injury and add-
ing fuel to NBA's most heated
Almost lost in the Pierce
debate has been another injury
to the Celtics' starting centre
Kendrick Perkins, who sus-
tained a high-ankle sprain in

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Uzbekistan first team to

Asian Wor Id Cup final round

SUNDAY CHRONICLE June 8, 2008 i.

Borg tipping Nadal

to end Federer's

Wimbledon reign
PARIS. France !Reuters, F~ise-times~ 11'imbledon chaml-
pion Bjorn Borg is ripping Rafael Nadal to end Roger
Federer's winning streak at W'imbledon neut month.
The Sw\ede., the Ja~ mn11 to) w In the French Open and
Wilmbledon In the same yerar. In 1980. said the Spanuard 5 Im-
provement on grasss and olerall confidence meaint he could win
rhe: utlel at she All1 England Club
Last year, world number one Federer equalled Borg's
record of li\e straight W'imbledon titles and he will be a
big fasourite to make it six this time.
Howeverr. Borg. speakmng rn Panis on1 the ev~e of rhe French Oenl
final which, for the thud lear in
succession. will be between
Federer and Nadlal, gave the Span-
iard his support for Wimbledion.
"If he survives the first
two or three rounds this su.E
year, then I pick Nadal to 4Lr
win H imbledon."' Borg told
reporters yesterday.
"1 wras the amle. UIf I uriated
those matches. then [ started tow
play good uennis. I thmnk irs go-
mg to be the same for Nadl. Roger Federer equalled
--He has a little bli more Bjorn Borg's record of five
difficult than Fe~derer coning Wimbledon titles last year.
to WVimbledon but If he sur-(YhoS rt
v otest Ihe ircr coup le ( of
rounds. he' a olng to be really Jangerouc at W~imbledon."
Borg said the mental and physical effort of winning
the French Open was huge but the confidence gained from
victory at Roland Garros meant that winning back-lo-back
in Paris and Wiimbledon was possible.
-Of` course you're mecntl~l: medJ afr shls tournamentn'
he~l 1ai Pri ithe Io:ughelSt tournamntrn mentally and physl-
calls to un n soo sa\ yOU're nor irel-d. the playerrs are blag.
"But the thing is that at W~imbledon. if you surv-ise.
then .ou start to play good tennis.
"Nadul's plat ing realli! good~i on the ger~ss He's feecling verl,
comfoA:rtable. The wIay' he playedj last Iwar It was a;n unbelies-
ajble finlll He was~ tr~r, unfrtunate notl to umn that parulcular
ma~tch He had ihjncer
"I'm sure after losing a match like that he wants to
come back and tr? to wrin that championship."
The W~imbhledon championships run from June 23 to
July 6.

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Jayasuriya determined to

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Ivanovic beats Safina to

seal French Open title

By Pritha Sarkar white sun visor perhaps in to smash her racquet to the The Russian's forehand
anticipation of the sun that ground but thought better of it. was proving to be a double-
'ARIS, France (Reuters) A never broke through the The Russian managed to edged sword, however, pro-
lew French Open era dawned menacing storm clouds hov- calm down her nerves to claw during siz ling winners and
yesterdayy as Serbia's Ana ering over Philippe Chatrier back to 4-4, producing a wild errors in seemingly
vanovic mesmerised Russian Court. scorching backhand down- equal measure.
Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3 to win Safina dropped her serve in the-line winner on break Sensing that Safina's famed
ler maiden grand slam title. the first and fifth games to trail point but her respite was powers of resilience were crum-
Her triumph confirmed her 4-1 in the opening set and in do- short-lived. bling fast, Ivanovic turned
tatus as the new number one ing so appeared to lose her self- Ivanovic pounced on the around a losing cause to win the
n women's tennis and made point of the match.
Imends for her nerve-ridden dis- In the third game of the
,lay of 12 months ago, when she second set, Safina had
won just three games in the fi- Ivanovic on the run during a
lal against Justine Henin. 26-shot rally which then
Since Hienin announced her turned into the players trad-
etirement 24 days ago, Ivanovic i ing sky-high shots. The Rus-
had beentipped asthe Belgian's ,asian moved into the net to
heir-apparent. Yesterday, she finish off the point with an
proved that the Roland Garros .~~ angled winner only to see the
crwn was perfect fit : Serb flash a backhand volley
Aptly, Henin was on hand past her orittretched racquet.
:o mark the changing of the t Safina's racquet felt the full
guard by handing over the tro- freo e ne n vnvc
phy. went on to break four points later
"As a kid when I used to go If Safina had any fight left m
by bke o prctie, Iuse to rea her, she lost it in the seventh game
of this ... it's just b~een amazing,"whclsdfr1miue.Svn
Ivanovic, the first woman repre- deuces, three double faults and a
seningSeriat wi amjortitecrying child in the erowd only added
told the crowd. .t e rsrto.
For Safina, it was a dis- Six minutes later, it was all
appointing end to what had .~js over. After a scrambling Safina
beenremrkabetwweek. .shovelled the ball into the net,
Seeded 13th, she rolled over Ivnicdopdhraqut
three top 10 players to reach -and crouched behind the
the championship match. baseline in disbelief.
SThe run had included savingShtenfcderist
matc poits aains thenowhurdle of the day when she
dethroned world number one ~ a~~~~~~~~8s:~tried to follow a tradition set
Maria Sharapova in the fourth by Pat Cash at Wimbledon 21
round- and seventh seed Elena Serbian player Ana Ivanovic kisses her trophy after years ago but eventually
Dementieva in the quarter-finals. winning against Russian player Dinara Safina during their managed to clamber through
But yesterday she ran into French tennis Open final match at Roland Garros the VIP stands to share her
an opponent who had no inten- yesterday. moment of triumph with her
tion of waving the white flag. friends and family.
"I didn't have any more of control. next game, capitalising on three

that fie that T had in those matches
I was just tired mentally and physi-
cally," said Safna.
Second seed Ivanovic
stepped on court looking
pretty in pink and wearing a




Safina missed a forehand;
she whacked her racquet against
her shoe. She double-faulted,
the racquet was bounced on
court. Ivanovic hit a winner and
Safina raised her arm high as if

Safina errors, to once again nose
ahead. With Ivanovic serving for
the set, Safina had two chances
to draw level but both went a-
begging and an over-cooked
backhand gifted the Serb the set.

By Sanjay Rajan
MUMBAI, India, (Reuters)-Ex-
plosive Sri Lankan batsman
Sanath Jayasuriya is deter-
mined to keep the focus on his
performances rather than age
after earning a surprise one-day
recall for this month's Asia Cup
in Pakistan.
Jayasuriya, who turns 39 on
June 30, retired from Tests in
He appeared to have played
his last game for Sri Lanka after
he was dropped for the one-day
series in Wst Indies n Ap1
his previous 20 innings.
National selectors, however,
recalled the former captain, re
warding him for his impressive
performances in an Indian
enI elise sill av crcket
left in me, but the thing is to
perform," Jetyasuriya told
Reuters in an interview.
"When you perform, age
does not come into question."
He added: "I accept I did
not play well during the last
six months. Getting 30s and
40s wasn't helping the team
(and) they dropped me, which

was quite alright."
Jayasuriya, the second most
capped one-day player with 411
appearances, quit the national team

Sanath Jayasuriya is the
second most capped one-
day player with 411
in 2006 because of differences be-
tween the board and the selectors,
but was persuaded to return.
The left-hander retired from
Tests in December after playing
110 matches but said he contin-
ucd to find limited overs cr-icket
"I proved them (detractors)
wrong, playing good cricket
when I came back again." he

said."Then Idecided during the
(2007) England Test series that
I should retire and make way.
'm happylIdid that on myown
One of only seven batsmen to
have surpassed 10,000 one-day
runs, he marked his previous come-
backby aggregating 467 runs at the
2007 one-day World Cup in West
Indies to guide Sri Lanka to the fi-
nal, where they lost to Australia.
A key member: of the vic-
torious 1996 Cup team,
Jayasuriya can equal Paki.
stan batsman- Jaoed

M nld sup aoreraducos ifs h
plays in the 2011 edition to be
staged in the sub-continent.
"I am not thinking that far
as yet," he said. "At the mo-
ment I am taking it series by se-
ries and let' seelhtow htg es
and dedication when you come to
this stage," he added.'T'm work-
ing hard, I'll see what I do in the
next few series and see how it goes.
"i need to keep my perfor-
mance high all the time.
"When you are 38-39, you
need to perform on all the
tours, otherwise age will be
spoken as a factor."

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Twenty20 Champions

League launched
By Martyn Herman

LONDON, England (Reuters) A Twenty20 Champions
League involving eight teams playing 15 matches will be
staged this year either in India or the Middle East, the
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said yesterday.
The competition, which follows the successful launch of
the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year, will feature two
teams each from India, England, Australia and South Africa.
An ECB statement said the winners of the tournament,
to be played over 10 days in late September and early Oc-
tober, would receive $5 million,
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings from India, the
Titans from Pretoria and KwaZulu Natal Dolphins represent-
ing South Africa and Western Australian and Victoria from Aus-
tralia will take part.
The finalists of England's Twenty20 competition will
complete the lineup.
"We are extremely grateful to our great friends from Aus-
tralia, India and South Africa for their hard work and determi-
nation to get this tournament off the ground," ECB chairman
Giles Clarke said in a statement.
"We are already aware of a number of broadcast and
cmhm rialpalrtnerseweo i ev t .is to become involved

N 8W Approach

tri umph
LONUDON. England (Reutersl New~ Aproaach. Rained in
Ireland by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kesin M~anning, gul-
loped to an relating triumph in th Epsom Derby !estrl-
day at odds of 5-1.

then heI rld ofhe brate chaillenge of Tart:ui Bearer 16-11. rhe
rnolunt ofr Rusn Mloore bi half j lenetlh
Thudl place in drh 16- we~nt IIo T7 2 faLou Csual Conuest,~l planneedb~ Pal Smulen.
b it ras a first bitcr cn h e trm er lassi race for

4 rr aS~~ I

It is New Approach who wins b afalnt og
hockey Kevin Manning his first Epsom Derby success.
(BBC Sport)
ond place with New A~pproach in the English and frish
2.000U Guineas last month.
But racing o\ er a mile and hjlf ins~tead Icla mile. Newu Ap-
prolach rEtIurnedj to. the kinld of form thatI markeI\d hlnm as ljst
-ser ainng julLkenikhianning. -Il. lold BBC T\. "He been
L'riang I'ut for Ile e\ITr distainLC
Bolger, who1 had watched Mlanning work his way to the in-
side at ai critical stage before delivering hi;- winning challenge,
said: "Kevin starred. He keptI his calmn. He didn't panic."

re tkong i(i n dso nsdiunn li tll~hr ieaso ahKuI plaw fur tkimlt.l
.-t one ~stage last mntrlh Bo:lge~r ?ai due to~ tke Ihe horse

ot he ner bde eats ineb mnas rcsbthe posp ct of an
easier surface and the horse's breeding helped sway the deci-
sion to go to Epsom which ended in victory yesterday.
I he situation had abso been complicated by New
Alpprunch's (tempe~rament and concerns he might not cope
with the huge crow~ds and the Derby Day atmosphere.
Bolfer \a ersned spCiaI pe~nnission for his horse to be
accompanied down to the start by a stable companion. Al-
though the! arr;\ ed aI linklc late the race wernt ofTf a normal
'Tei winner I4 ilurned bi Pnncen~ Ha\ ia of lJorda ulfe Iof
Sinklhh Mlohanmmed of DubaI w~hole icolt' RIo de lai Pla.lrs. nd-l
cAnl to Frankle~ De~lhn. is as beaten into~ ,retenth paice
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien, seeking a third Derbh
success, sent out fire runners with 33-1 chance Hasshing-
ton Irring performling best in fifth.

r .

"Yesterday, he rang me ask-
ing for a win over Brazil. It was
the best present I could have

fk ~

' ::i".

By Richard Sydenham

(Reuters) New Zealand
were struggling for survival at
the close of the third day of
the third ad fi 1l Te t
against England yesterday af-
ter they were asked to follow
At the close, New Zealand
were 177 for five in their sec-
ond innings, still trailing by 64
Wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum, playing as a bats-
man because of a back injury,
ensured the match went into a
fourth day with a punchy 71,
while Daniel Flynn was out for
a gritty Test-best 49 in fading
England, after drawing at
Lord's and winning at Old
Trafford, need only to avoid
defeat to win the series.
The Kiwis resumed their
first innings on 96 for six in re-
ply to England's 364 but added
only 27 runs after play were de-
layed until the afternoon session
because of rain and bad light.

ENGLAND first innings 364 (K.
Pietersen 115, T. Ambrose 67, S.
Broad 64)
N ZEALAND first innings (oln
J. How cAmnbrose
b Andlerson 40
A. Redmond b Anderson 1
B. McCulfum b Anderson 9
R. Tadlorsc Pietersen21
D. Flynn Ibw b Anderson 0
G. Hopkins Ibw bAnderson 15
Jb drm c Ambrose
D. Vettori c Strauss
b Sidebottom 7
O. ril enPie ersen b Broad 0
C. Martin not out 0
Extras: (b-8, lb-8, w-6) 22
Total:(tall out, 46.3 overs) 123
F-l ,f -ikes 8-, 4, 2

James Anderson finished
with seven for 43 from 21.3
overs, the best figures of his
first class career.

New Zealand skipper
Daniel Vettori was caught at
first slip by Andrew Strauss
off Ryan Sidebottom for

hind off Broad for two. He had
managed 54 runs in six innings.
First innings top-scorer
Jamie How was caught at third
slip by Alastair Cook off Ryan
Sidebottom for 19.. Ross Ta -
lor played across a straight ball
from Broad and was adjudged
lbw for 14.
McCullum was dropped
by Sidebottom off his own
bowling when on 33 though it
was a difficult chance at head
height. He later responded by
striking Sidebottom for three
consecutive fours to register
his fifty before he was even-
tually bowled off an inside
edge by Anderson
Flynn battled bravely for
152 minutes, banishing the
memory of Old Trafford when
he was hit in the mouth by an
Anderson bouncer that forced
him to have dental surgery. He
edged Sidebottom to
wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose
minutes from the close.
"It was good conditions in
the morning with the ball
swinging and I was lucky to
come on when numbers nine
and 10 were in," Broad told a
news conference.
"It was nice to then pick up
another couple of wickets in the
second innings, especially after
going without at Old Trafford
when the conditions were not as
"Hopefully when we re-
sume tomorrow the ball will
swing like it did today and we
can get those last five wickets.
The pitch can become quite flat
when the ball is not swinging."
McCullum paid tribute to
"He's a tough character
and wants to play cricket for
New Zealand. He came back
from what was a horrific in-
jury in a short space of time
and was pretty keen to get
out there," McCullum said.

England pacer James Anderson finished with career-best
figures of seven for 43 from 21.3 overs.

seven, before Stuart Broad
claimed two wickets in his
only over of the morning on
his home ground
Broad, watched by -his fa-
ther and former England bats-
man Chris, first had Kyle Mills
(1) caught by Ke'vin Pietersen
at head height in the gully with
his third ball then two deliver-
ies later bowled Iain O'Brien
(0) with a perfect out-swinger.
Fittingly, Anderson com-
pleted the rout when he trapped
wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins
lbw for 15.

England captain Michael
Vaughan immediately enforced
the follow-on and Aaron
Redmond's dreadful series con-
tinue when he was caught be-

Bowling: Sidebottom 17-4-49-1
(w-1), Anderson 21.3-8-43-7 (w-
1), Collingwood 2-0-5-0, Broad 6-
NEW ZEALAND second innings
J. How c Cook b Sidebottom 19
A. Redmond c Ambrose
b Broad 2
a. c 11 bmA deson 7
D. Flynn c Ambrose
b Sidebottom 49
G.Hopkins not out 7
Extras: (b-3, lb-) 7
Total: (for five wickets.
I e )wckets:1-21, 2-33, 3-584-
152, 5-169.
Bowling (to date): Sidebottom 18-
5-55-2, Anderson 13-3-43-1,
,r adin I6446 Panesar 11-4-21-

(Reuters) Venezuela coach
Cesar Farias said Friday's
shock 2-0 wmn over Brazil had
avenged an mncident last year
when his nine-year-old son
was snubbed by the five-time
world champions after asking
for ana usa happened when
Brazil were based in the Venezu-
elan town of Puerto La Cruz for
the Copa America and Farias
was coach of local side
Deportivo Anzoategui.
Farias, 35, told Brazilian
media that his son and a few
oter bos approached the team
"It was a vei~y small
group of boys asking for au-
tographs and I don't think the
way they were treated was
fair," he said in a video clip
on UOL's Web site (http://

ard Paez who in six years had
overseen a dramatic improve-
ment in Venezuela's results.
Although Friday's win
in the United States was
only a friendly, the result
was considered historic in
both countries as Venezu-

17 m eti gs withpBrevio
conceding 78 goals in the
"We have to celebrate this
historic triumph," said Farias.
I1 hope that now more people
wear the shirt of our national
team and fewer wear the shirt
of Brazdl.

"When I played against
them in 1993, they were
mostly amateurs and were
overweight," he said. "Today'
the players are more confi-
dent, they can change their
rhythm and they all get be-

hindD sabs the defeat would
not change his plans for the
World Cup qualifiers later this
month away to Paraguay and at
home to Argentina.
"Nothmng is changing, our '
thinking is-the same," he said.
"A lot of our players have been
onm liday and that was a prob-
Brazilian media reacted
furiously to the defeat. The
daily newspaper O Globo de-
scribed the performance as
ridiculous and a "historic

Brazil's coach Dunga praised "Btwe have to keep our
the progress made by feet on the ground and keep
Venezuela. knowing our limitations."
Brazil coach Dunga, who
given him." suffered only the third defeat in
Farias was appointed at the nearly two years in charge,
end of last year, replacing Rich- praised the progress made by

Kiwis battling for

survival in third Test

Venezuela's win over Brazi

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A~lbion, Port

Mourant face off

in first Busta

semi-final today
By Vemen Walter

ALBION~ Community Centre and Port Mourant will 'face
off today in the first semi-final of 2008 Busta Champion
of Champions first division cricket competition.
The 50-over encounter, set for the Albiion Community Cen-
tre ground, is expected to be a fascinating contest as the two
teams battle to secure a place in the final.
Having had the better of the sides over the past couple of
years, Albion are again favoured to~ coniie out victorious but with
the absence of several of their top pil~eri. among them being
top batsmen. Sewnarine
Chattergoon and Narsingh
lieonarine, Port Mourant may
just feel that they have an ideal
opportuniri to turn the tables
this time around. ,
The likes of Homch~and
Pooran, Ra~jiv Ivan, Roornarine
Ramgobin and Mioshein
Per khan form a solid Port
Monrant liatting line-up with
support coming frontPorandeo
Debdyal anid Sameer Khan.
Their bowling will be spear-
headed by medium pacer
NARSNGH EONAINEYougindra Harrinarine and off-
spinner Rajendra Bolo, with off-
spinners Khan, Pooran, Ramgobin and Ivan also playing im-
Sportant roles. Albion, on Ithe other hand,, will be banking on the
promising Ranga Lachigadu, Manoj Pooranauth and the hard-
hitting Imran Khan to put enough runs on the board.
All-rounder Doodnapth Lalbeharry together with lower
order batsmen Orvin Mangru and Davendra Bishoo are
also capable of taking advantage on any loose Port Mourant
As usual, Albion will be depending heavily on spin to get
the job done with the ball, with national leg-spinner Bishoo, in
company with off-spinners Mangru and Hemant Rabindradat
leading the way.
Play starts at 09:30 h. Rose Hall Town Windies Sports Bar
and Scotsburg United will meet in the other semi-final at a date
to be announced shortly.
The competition is organised by the Rose Hall To~wn
Youth and.Sports Club (RHTY&SC) and is sponsored liy
the Guyana Beverages Company.

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Sewnarine Chattergoon
could be in line to play his
second Test.

against Australia and their top
order has been boosted by the
inclusion of Setvnarinie
Chattergoon, who missed out
earlier in the series due to a
shoulder injury.
Chris Gayle, who was in-
cluded in the squad for the sec-
ond Test but failed to overcome
his groin problem in time, has
been named as captain of a 14-man
group for the Barbados match.
The team management is con-
fident Gayle will play as West
Indies try to level the series,
which Australia lead 1-0.
Chattergoon, who played
his only Test in the second
match against Sri Lanka in
April and impressed with 46 in
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scored 88 in Brisbane in
Sulieman Benn has been
named as the sole spinner in
the group and after the fast
and medium-paced attack
'struggled in the second Test he
might have a chance to play,
depending on the Bridgetown.
Kemar Roach, a 19-year-
old fast bowler from Barbados
with only four first-class
games to his name, has been
included in the squad but is
unlikely to play.
West Indies squild Chris
Gayle (capt), :'Xavier
Marshall, Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Ramnaresh
Sarwan, Runako Morton,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul,

Dwayne Bravo,
Ramdin (wkp.),


WEST Indies have axed Devon
Smith ahead of the third Test

tainty to play when the Test
begins at Kensington Oval
on Thursday.
West Indies were im-
pressed by the efforts of the
opener Xavier Marshall in
Antigua, where he batted con-
fidently in the first innings and
posted 53.,
To fit Gayle, Marshall and
Chattergoon all into the top order
West lndies might havetoconsider
dropping Runako Morton, who
played well in the first Test but
was out of sorts in Antigua.
Smith has already paid
the price for an extended
run of poor form in the Test
outfit, having not made a
Test half-century since he

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Alliha United crash to second

defeat in two matches
GOALS in each half by Nalie Opheo and single strikes from
Doekoe Denis and Tlertinnon David of ACS LE Geldar de
Kourou handed Alpha United their second defeat in two
matches, when the Guianas Cup inter club football compe-
. tition continued mn Cayenue on Friday night.
In a ganie many Gu~anese will warnt to soon forget, Alpha
were outplayed mn all departments To add Insult to injury de-
pendable sweeper-back Kell an Alc Kenzie was showr n the red card
m the 44h nunute of the game.
Opheo netted in Ihe etighih and 69th minutes whate Denis and
Dav Id completed a miserable day for goalkeeper Ronsjon wtha~nis
w~irb goals in he 75th and 86th nunutes.
Alpha sill end the competition this evening with a match
against French Guiana team UIS Mlatour3.

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cil and there were no objec-
tions for has appointment."
Juman-Yassin further
stated that at a GOA press
conference on May 9, which
Kaieteur News did not attend,
it was announced that Ryan
has been selected as Guyana's
track and field coach. This was
endorsed by Chronicle Sport
as well as Stabroek Sport, who
were present at the May 9
press conference.
"LThis is no backdoor se-
lection as Mr Jefford seems
to believe, in 2004, Mark
Elliot (who coaches Marian
Burnette) was appointed
and accredited for those
Games (Athens) and we de-
cided that this time, Ryan
should go. "Are we wrong?'
Juman-Yasin questioned,
reasoning "Lhe was
Pompey's coach from the
start and when she won the
2002 Co~mmonwealth
Games' gold medal and un-
til now".
The former Chief Magis-
trate lamented the fact that
Guyanese do not know the
'sacrifices Burnette
and Pompey make to keep
their athletic career on par with
many other big name athletes.
"They are not endorsed
by any of the large shoe manu-
facturing companies. And from
correspondence we have had
from both Marian and Aliann,

their financial burden for prepar-
ing for meets and competing ... no
one helps them."
The GOA head pointed out
that his association was instru-
mental in securing scholar-
ships for the two US-based
athletes as well as Cleveland
Forde who is based in Kenya
and these scholarships have
been granted to them just over
three years.
"Mr Ryan has over the years
has been able to coach her
(Pompey), and so we thought
that after all the years he helped
Aliann, we thought that it is only
fitting for him to be the coach in
Juman-Yassin reasoned
"when these athletes go to these
type of competitions, wouldn't
it be fair to let their coaches who
know them inside out, go.?"
The June 1 article also
question why local coaches,
such as Linden Wilson, Wanda
Richmond, Mayfield Trkim and
Cornel Rose who are all quali-
fled IAAF coaches, can sit idly
by and allow such decisions to
slip through the cracks and
creases, when in fact, they
should be completely outraged
and offended.
Juman-Yassin, however,
countered this statement by ask-
ing: "Have we forgotten our ath-
letes and coaches? Then an-
swered: "We have not".
In 2000 at the Sydney Olym-

pics, Andrew Harvey,a
Guyanese based in the U.S. was
the coach of the team,
while Carmen Pertab who was
and still is based in Guyana was
the manager.
At the 2004 Athens Olym-
pics, Mark Elliot (Burnette's
coach) was the coach while
the manager was Pamela
Phillips who was and still is
based in Guyana.
In 2006 at the Common-
wealth Games, the noiv de-
ceased Ken Elexey who was
based in Guyana was the man-,
ager/coach, also in 2006 at -the:
Central American and Caribbean
Games in Cpoombia, Elton
Smlith, who was based ,in
Guyi~na. was the manager.
"At the 2007 Pan-Ameri-
can Games in. Rio, Brazil,
Keith French who was and
still is based in Guyana was
the manager/coach. At the
Athens games in 2004, in
swimming, Orlando Mc~ae
was coached by Hazel
The Attorney-at-Law ex-
plained that McRae was living,
training and studying in Trinidad
and Tobago and was at the time
living at Haynes' residence.
"'Jefford wrote without
asking questions from per'
sons who could have given Efn-
swers. Cornel Rose is going to

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By Michael DaSilva
PRESIDENT of the Guyana
Olympic Association (GO`A)
Kamal Juman-Yassin yester-
dlay slammed a Kaieteur
News article which ques-
ioned the selection of Anteri-
an Track coach Joe Ryan as
the official coach for the. two
Guyanese athletes that have
i~een selected to represent the
Golden Arrowhead at the
Beijing Olympic Games
which is billed for August 8-
Addressing the issue yester-
day at a press conference at
Olympic House, Juman-Yassin
said the writer Edison Jefford
-is unaware of the facts and
should have spoken to the per-
son/s who could have given him
the correct answers to the ques-
tions that he might have wanted
to be answered,
The article dated June 1
and headlined 'Selection of
Track and Field Coach lo.
cal coaches surpassed, the
former track athlete qties.
toned Ryan's appointment as
coach for Guyana's Aliann
Pompey and Marian Burnette
who .are both based in the
United States, for the Belling
Games. Ryan is and has al-
Avays been Pompey's personal
Jefford, in the said article

stated that Ryan's selection as
Guyana's national coach is a
secondary problem when com-

Juman-Yassin, in -re-
sponding yesterday said: "It's
no secret, it was endorsed in

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GOA president K. Juman-Yassin says Joe Ryan's
appointment is justified.

pared to the 'backdoor' process
that seems to underline his se-
lection. He went on to
ask: "How many Guyanese
knew that Ryan was selected
national coach?"

April (2008) by the
association's executive com-
mittee and on April 29, it was
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