Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00303
 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: 7/6/2008
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
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 29013105
lccn - sn 93049190
sobekcm - UF00088915_00180
sobekcm - UF00088915_00279
Classification: lcc - Newspaper N & CPR
System ID: UF00088915:00303
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ec onomic sovereignty
.their best. But he was adamant Phytosaonltri arie- tojII'. i Trinidad and Tobago, Barba- the event and cited
P resident Jagdeo that "the bully tactics have to re"landl qr c'ultrll1radl n Ljr. c In- dos, Brazil, and India, mostly volvement of the Cl
be exposed." ustininr in tlhe reglional re search in growing and producing community, indil
capacir\ foir the sector have crops for bio-fuel produc- people, and the injec
Regional travel card also bee~n cauthlnedi as elements tion. the African invol\
On the issue of the Re- ciiatohergnsarcu- "In 15 to 20 years, there which would enable
gional Travel Card, President trldvopetThonya- will be food shortages globally participation.
f~ i~1 li~Jagdeo said he strongly sup- riculture-bitsed learning institu- and the region must be posi- He invited journal
ports it, largely because it is tion in the Caribbean is the tioned to feed its own people." this event, urging th

use the opportunity to
savour the splendour of
Guyana. He promised that
Guyana will be transformed
into a hive of positive activi-
ties while outlining in detail
all the features of the event
which will utilise over 20 lo-
cations, showcasing over 100
events in 10 days.
He alluded to touring and
witnessing activities in outly-
ing villages, such as the Hope
Town soiree that promotes
African culture and the con-
struction of an Amerindian
village as two such additions
to the event. He said that at
this time there are no guaran-
tees of special air packages
for people coming to the
event, but the Government of
Guyana is in discussion with
a number of airlines to either
initiate or increase flights to
accommodate the number of
visitors to the country, which
will coincide with the peak
season for global air travel.
The 29th CARICOM
Heads meeting held in
Antigua and Barbuda from
July 1 to 4 saw many issues
in the tourism, agriculture
and energy sectors exam-
ined. (GINA)

the in-
:tion of

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at they

Guyana School of Agriculture.
Guyana has been at the
forefront of a regional agri-
cultural policy which is all-
inclusive. It defines deficien-
cies while identifying solu-
tfons among which is the cre-
ation of an enabling atmo-
sphere for private sector in-
vestments. President Jagdeo
told journalists that the re-
denth\ held Donors Confer_
&nce in Trinidad and Tobago,
during which US$10M was
raised and the Agri-invest-
alent forum in Guyana, where
business linkages were cre-
'ated and US$20M in projects
uvere discussed, are two of
liis initiatives as the region's
lead person on Agriculture.
President Jagdeo again
lamented the paucity of high-
level representation from the
regional governments. Cur-
rently there are a number of
agriculture-based discussions
ongoing that could see as
much at US$400M in invest-
ments and the President pos-
ited that if one country could
pursue this at the bilateral
level, greater things can be
achieved by the region collec-
The President noted that
following his offer of
Guyana's land for plantation-
type agriculture, governments
have not taken up the offer;
bow e er there have been en-
ou investment offers
ro ivate companies in

secure, and because criminals
will not be able to access one
easily since they will have to
undergo a security check. He
noted too, that it will allow
some people to avoid "the
capricious behaviour" of some
immigration officers around
the region-

President Jagdeo alluded
to the changing face of crime
in the region, the unprotected
sea and land-based borders of
Guyana, Suriname and Bra-
zil; and the tightening of ef-
forts to combat drug traffick-
ing in countries.
Deportation is another is"
sue that significantly contrib-
utes to an increase of this
type of activity in the region,
he said, while acknowledging
that the police forces of the
Caribbean have been slow to
react and adapt to the
changes in crime.

Food security
Investment and concerted
action to create the appropriate
policy mn farming are necessary
to ensure food security he told
reporters, adding that the region
has a commitment to ensure the
right policy. on this subject area,
to create incentives for agricul-
tural investment and to allocate
larger sums of monies in the
budgets of individual States to
tackle critical accompanying ser-
vices, such as drainage and irri-

He expressed his
country's enthusiasm about
hosting CARIFESTA X, say-
ing: "We have the largest con-
firmation ever for delegations
and delegates that would at-
tend." He noted that not-
withstanding that
CARIFESTA X remains a re-
gional event, Guyana has
gone beyond the boundaries
of the region attracting coun-
tnies from as far as Africa and
Europe, and even some Latin
American States to. partici-
pate in the region's cultural
"We believe that
Our Caribbean culture is so
unique, that we need to
showcase it to the rest of the
world," the President pos-
He is hopeful that
CARIFESTA will grow be-
yond its current framework
to become a business in its
own right, and for this to be
achieved, the event must go
beyond the boundaries of the
President Jagdeo noted
that Guyana has added a
number of other features to

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
took time off from his busy
schedule in Antigua and
Barbuda to brief the media
on matters of concern to the
Region, most specifically
Guyana, following the just-
concluded 29th Regular
Meeting of the Conference of
Heads of Government of the
At the Office of Prime
Minister Baldwin Spencer,
President Jagdeo told the media
that while Guyana remains com-
mitted to the regional integra-
tion- process, as a sovereign
State, the interests of the people
must be considered and ad-

Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA)
On the issue of the Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreement
(EPA), which is of much con-
cern to Guyana, the President
insists that Guyana's signing of
the document must broadly be
accepted by the country's citi-
Noting that his position has
not changed, President Jagdeo
said: "We had extensive discus-
sions, and I still feel strongly
that we are entering into an
agreement that will undermine
some aspects of the regional in-
tegration movement."
Contending that an EPA
with the European Union can
undermine the Caribbean Single
Market a Ec nomy(aCSME),

worried that we are giving up
economic sovereignty to the
As he explained, once the
region's members of the Afri-
can, Caribbean, and Pacific
(ACP) grouping sign the EPA,
any other agreement that the
ACP signs that is related to the
EPA will have to be sanctioned
by the EU. eape f

CARICOM Heads were to de-
cide on particular trade matters
and were to make that decision
the day after the EPA is signed,
the Agreement, once that im-
pacted on this agreement we
could not implement it or we

had to consult the EU to get the
EU's approval. So we in many
ways would have taken away
the sovereignty exercised by the
legitimately elected govern-
ments of the region.',
Admitting to having grave
concerns over many other issues
in the Agreement, President
Jagdeo said: "I know Guyana
may not be able to withstand
the might of the European
Union, and it becomes a bit
harder now that the other coun-
tries are going to sign... I ana
not going to give up fighting
and I want my people to know
exactly what we are entering
President Jagdeo said he
owes it to his people to explain
the dangers involved in taking
such an action. "I am going to
say to them that we have to
make a pragmatic decision that
we may have to sign because
our exports may not be able to
withstand the tariff.,,
SHe contended that while it
is not the best agreement in the
world, it might be the only one
that could have been negotiated.
The Agreement gives the EU an
unfair advantage over
CARIFORUM countries.
However, the President
maintained that the Agreement
should riot be misconstrued as
a failure on the part of the re-
gion, but rather as having tried

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LONDON (Reuters) A film secretly taken by a Zimba-
bwe prison guard and smuggled out of the COUntry
shows the extent of the rigging that took place for the
June 27 presidential run-off vote, the Guardian said on
The film taken by Shepherd Yuda using a camera sulp-
plied by the newspaper shows prison staff being told
by a war veteran how to [InI In their ballot papers for Rob-
ert Mugabe.
Mugabe, in power since Independence from Bntain
in 1980, claimed a landslide victory In the vote In which
there was no opponent and which outside observers
said was neither free nor fair due to a campaign of vio-
lence and murder.

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) President George
W. Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fuktuda
will discuss the next steps in the six-party talks over North
Korea's nuclear status wnen they meet on the sidelines
of the G8 summit In Japan, a White House official said
on Saturday
Leaders of the United States, Japan, Russia, China,
North and South Korea the members of the six-party
talks will need to decide "how we will do verification
of the declaration"' submitted by North Korea on its in-
t:::t to pgoe wh the dismantling of its nuclear weap-
The White House official, Dennis Wilder, senior di-
rector of the National Security Council's office of Asian
affairs, said Bush and Fukuda will I~kely discuss means
of verifying that all fuel rods have been removed from
the Yongbyon nuclear facility, believed to have been pro-
ducing weapons-grade plutonium.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Google Inc is under fire I
from a handful of parents who work at the company's
Silicon Valley offices for price hikes In the cost of on-
site day care services, the New York Times reported on
The Times paints complaints about changes In the
Internet search leader's day care policies as one of a
number of problems to emerge In the wake of rapid
growth and a stagnant stock paice, Including the growth
of Internal bureaucracy and some employees departing
to joint start-ups
The story Is based on complaints and Internal
memos (h~ttp.//tinyurl.com:'valleyw~ag-memos) disclosed
by self-Elilled "Slllcon Valley gossip rag" Valleywag last
month that portrayed the changes as designed to please
an Inner circle of employees around co-founders Larry
Page and Sergey Bnn.

LONDON (Reuters) The rapid rate of Increase in whole-
sale prices of rare polished diamonds is unsustainable,
but for now the growing number of super-rich are pay-
Ing nsing prices for top-tier diamond ]ewelry.
Charles Wyndham, founder of PolishedPrices, a lead-
mng Index of wholesale diamond pnces, said on Friday
prices of larger, rare, near-flawless gemstones had shot
up by roughly 200 percent over the past 18 months
The surge has been driven by increased interest
from a growing number of multi-millionaires in emerg-
Ing markets, a shortage of rough diamonds. and the
dollar's slide. he said. Diamond jewelry prices have
nsen In tune with wholesale diamond places, bul fime
jewelers I~ke Graff and Cartier say demand is holding
up well for top-tier diamond ]ewelry In upscale retail out-
lets on Bond Street In London and In New York.

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(BBC News)-South Africa's
Thabo Mbeki has held talks
in Harare with Zimbabwe's
President Robert Mugabe
and members of a breakaway
opposition faction.
Mr Mbeki has been the
chief regional negotiator on the
Zimbabwe crisis, and has been
trying to persuade Mr Mugabe
to form a. government of na-
tional unity.
However, Morgan
Tsvangirai, leader of the main
opposition party, declined to
meet Mr Mbeki.
Earlier, video emerged of
vote-rigging in last month's
presidential run-off.
In secretly filmed footage, a
prison guard and fellow prison of-
ficers were shown being forced to
vote for President Robert Mugabe
in front of superior officers.

The guard, Shepherd Yuda,
filmed the vote-rigging for
Guardian Films. He has now
fled Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, a White House
spokesman said leaders of the
Group of Eight (G8) developed
nations were likely to "strongly
condemn" Mr Mugabe over the
poll when they meet in Japan
on Monday, the AFP news
agency reports.
Political crisis
The main opposition party,
the Movement for Democratic
Change (MDC), pulled out of
the run-off vote citing campaign
Mr Mugabe has said the
opposition must accept him as
leader before any talks can
take place on ending the
country's political crisis.







Mr Mugabe met Mr Mutambara, head of a breakaway
opposition faction

Sy rian jail niot

Clashes between guards and
prisoners at a jail in Syria
have resulted in many
deaths, human-rights groups
have said.
At least 25 people were
killed after military pld e fired

the groups said.
The Syrian authorities have
so far not commented on the
situation. Prisoners said the
clashes were sparked by raids
in which guards beat inmates.
One inmate told the BBC
he believed the death toll was
higher. The prisoners are report-
edly holding hostages.
Several prisoners have man-
aged to contact Syrian human
rights group. as well as the
BBC, by telephone.
They said the guards had
also desecrated copies of the
The inmates said the early-
mornmng raids were in response
to a protest by detainees sev-

eral weeks ago about conditions
at Saydnaya Prison near Dam-
ascus, which houses chiefly Is"
lamist and political prisoners.
One inmate told the BBC
the guards had roughly treated
the pr sh ers durnn th r ids
behind us, confiscated our
clothes and possessions, and
beat us. And they insulted the
Koran, they trod on the Ko-
ran," he told the BBC's Arabic

Billowing smoke
The Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights quoted a politi-
cal prisoner reached by mobile
phone inside the jail as saying
that the riot had been started by
Islamist inmates.
A number of prisoners
had climbed on to the roof of
the prison to escape contin-
ued shooting with live ammu-
nition by guards, the group
said on its website.

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Mbeki holds Harare crisis talks

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PROVIDENCALES, Turks andl Caicos islands With
an Pannoncm ent~R immmr~ents i London as to whether
the Britisb Frigro Alburs Cormmattee (FAC) will be rec-
ommndings~t a Comminssion of Enqu~iry in the Turks
and Caicos Ilsilnds~ tTCI). the country's Opposition
Party, th ~ Peopl sieis Deo Ratc movement (PDM) has
calite forr an excPfanation fo statements made by out-
gig~r GovRcwnor Rich~Rard Tanaretn concerning such an

in a recent Chamnber of Commerce meeting in
Puiderraicil the Governor dislosed that he had had
compelling evidence of governments corruption and that
he had si~;Oldaenly aEppeated to his superiors at the
BDrilsh 1Faeeign avid Co~nuBntreRatoima Ollice (FCO) to con-
verre a CaI~ls'smisso of Enquary.~ Tanwhere reportedly was
askristiate wihen te lFCO rejcted his request and said
thatte i M~hdi~8 hteM m was inufcent ev

But inm a press reelease on Thursday, the PDM has
questioned tite GauYErrian's latest revelation, saying that
they were ThhisriBed ~Js andofuser by his comments.

PlHallMGNY England : Cenaio E. Lewvis, High Commis-
sionelrn and Craroisa de IFreills-Sawh Counsellor, al-
~slea Bl Analy TraiPirng Cfente in Pibrtght, Surrey, and
wehloantred Sail years first grani of Vincentians recruited

he~ line sanals who anrried in the UK earlier this
week are VernonW Wa~lke of Preslon Village, Kemol
Jacob oil Dion Village. Allinjah Williams of
CHtelicalbelailr,, Schentiley For of Paget Farm and K~ilson

TIFe IHight Caninsissioneer spoke informally to the live
yeanrig nalla rearin the challenges they may encoun-
teer arid mrealided them that th staff of the High Corn--
mmssico~ wiuI assist them if they required supporI and

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands. Re-
cent a~nnouncements by the government of the Turks
arid Caicos Islands concerning the sale and devel-
opment of Salt Cay~ and Joe1 Grant Cay hiave been
liked~ to the change in law s by the government In
2007 concerning the visa requirements for members
of~ celrtain specified foreign countries. And the editor
of a local wehthg has cnl~led for the government to
make .hdLi disclosure of the details of these develop-
mhents .
Time rreveraion was recently brought to the fore
ilrt an edr.tonal: publshed arthne by the TCI Journal
dated Jaby 3. Citing a December 4, 2007. memo
faro tilse Ministry o4 Home Affairs, the article stated
that "...tlte T;Ct government changed the laws so that
visas waere soil required for people entering the
Tulrks andb Cauco from Slovrakra, Czech Republic,
Cyprus, IV~alra and Russia, afong with a handful of
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MIAMI, USA (Reuters):
Tropical Storm Bertha
.strengthened a little on Fri-
day as it spun in the open At-
lantic Ocean far from land,
forecasters at the US Na-
tional Hurricane Center
Bertha's top winds grew to
50 mph, up from 45 mph on
Thursday, and forecasters said
it could gradually strengthen
further over the next few days.
At 11 a.m. EST on Friday,
the second tropical storm of the
2008 Atlantic hurricane season
was about 385 miles west of the
Cape Verde Islands and was
moving west-northwest about
16 mph.
It was expected to stay on
that path for two or three days
and then curve northwest on a
track that would keep it over
the open sea.

Some computer forecasting
models predicted Bertha's top
winds would reach the 74 mph
threshold to become a hurricane
in three or four days, though
the hurricane center's official
forecast keeps its strength just
below that mark.
Long-range computer pre-
dictions did not foresee Bertha
making it into the Gulf of
Mexico or anywhere near the
US coast. It was still more than
2,000 miles away from the east-
ernmost Caribbean islands.
The Atlantic-Caribbean
hurricane season runs from June
I to the end of November, with
August and September usually
the busiest months.
Bertha's formation off the
African coast near the Cape
Verde islands could be an unwel-
come portent of the season

It is unusual for storms to
form so far east so nearly in the
year. And when they do form in
that area in June or July, total
storm activity for the year tends
to be at least average and often
above average, according tothe
Na ioal Ocami ad Atmo-

Some computer forecasting
models predicted Bertha's top
winds would reach the 74 mph
threshold to become a hurricane
in three or four days, though
the hurricane center's official
forecast keeps its strength just
below that mark.
Long-range computer pre-
dictions did not foresee Bertha
making it into the Gulf of
Mvexico or anywhere near the
U;S coast. It vas still more than
2,000 miles away from the east-

ernmost Caribbean islands.
The Atlantic-Caribbean
hurricanes season unms frm June
1 to the end of November, with
Auguist and September usually
the busiest months.
Bertha's formation off the

portent of the season ahead.
It is unusual for storms to
form so far east so early in the
year. And when they do form in
that area in June or July, total
storm activity for the year tends
to be at least average and often
above av-erage. according to the
National Oceanic and Atmo-
spheric Administration.
Tropical Storm Berths is
seen near western Africa in a
NOAAh satellite photo taken
July 3, 2008.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS):
Bruce Golding, Prime Minis-
ter of Jamaica, in an un-
equivocal statement on 1 July
2008 to the Twenty-Ninth
Meeting of the Conference of
Heads of Government re-af-
firmed his country's commit-
ment to CARICOM.
Golding who was attending
his first Regular Meeting of the
Conference of Heads of Govern-
ment as a Head of Government
told the Opening Ceremony
held in Antigua that Jamaica re-
mamned firmly committed to
'We are determined to play
our part in advancing the ide-
als of this movement," he de-
Golding said that there was
nothing intrinsically wrong
with the Community; it was
just a matter of confused pri-
"CARICOM has not failed


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us; if there's any failure, it is we
who have failed CARICOM,"
he told the leaders and charged
them to re-double their efforts
to address failures where ever
they might be.
Through the use of prov-
erbs and anecdotes. the Prime
Minister drew a picture of
unity within the Community to
which all Member States
should aspire and encouraged
the Conference to refrain from
dwelling on the negatives and
forge ahead with "the reality of
who we are and what our ob-
jectives are."
Using the metaphor of
the geese's flight pattern, He
further urged the Commu-
nity to work together as a
team; protect and support one
another as a Community,
quipping that if geese could
learn to fly together so could
the Members of the Commu-




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WHAT MAY seem routine for those yet to appreciate its
significance, this past Friday's reaffirmation of suppon
from the Caribbean Communiity for Guyana and Belize
against territorial claims, respectively, to VJenezuela and
..V ala, would have been mosI welcome by the gov-
emmrnnlns of these two mlr' ;1-as3 of CARICOM.
There can be nothing routine about external claims
that threaten the terntorial integrity and sovereignty of ei-
ther Guyana or Belize.
Therefore, it must be viewed as being quite positive
when, on the Community's 35th anniversary meeting on
Friday in Antigua and Barbuda, CARICOM leaders unani-
mously chose to once again reaffirm their "full suppon
for the maintenance of the sovereignty and territorial in-
tegnty" of Guyana and Belize.
Both these countries continue to suffer from the
yl'mwifrom thiei respective tohrder nighboua with mpich
missing their terrtorial integnty and sovereignty.
With respect to Venezuela's age-old 19th century
claim to two thirds of Guyana's sovereign territory, on the
basis of its refusal to recognize the ruling of an interna-
tional tribunal that in 1899 declared that ownership claim
to be "null and void". successive administrations in this
country have had to point out how this is affecting efforts
to push ahead with economic development in the so-
called "disputed" area in the Essequlbo region.
Last week, CARICOM leaders stressed the need for
Venezuela tto recogn se Guytar s "ngh to desveoe ts r -

of Guyana's reporting on efforts being made to resusci-
tate the United Nations "Good Offices Process" and ex-
pressed the view in a statement that it was *critical for a
new Special Representative of the UN Secretary Gen-
eral to be appointed as soon as possible in order to ad-
vance the Good Offices Process".
Previous Special Representatives of the UN Secre-
tary General in this matter were the former Secretary
Generalbof ARICpOM, Ali tr Mr ,tyre, and atkemthe now

All countries represented in the Organisation of
American States (OAS) and the Untied Nations would be
fully conscious of how unresolved territorial problems
negatively Impact on developments among nations of this
hemisphere and quite contrary to otherwise positive Ini-
tlatives to promote coordinated approaches for trans-bor-
der economic development for the benefil of their
peoples who well understand the evil consequences of
colonialism and imperialism.
it Is imperative that vigorous new nlfiatives to resolve lin-
gering differences over temtonal integnty be pursued to coin-
cide with visionary efforts by major Latin Amencan partners In
our hemisphere in boldly promoting new models for social
and economic development and create banking financial and
other arrangements to attain these laudable objectives.
In the case of Guyana, the government may well have
to consider initiating a new offensive to broadcast its con-
cerns about the hurdles that militate against attracting
required significant investments for diversified economic
development in the Essequibo region--as a direct re-
suit of Venezuela's territorial claim.
The government in Caracas has been increasingly

demonstrating some commendable Initiatives to promote
structural socio-economic changes at home and among
member states of the hemisphere.
It is, therefore, time for a new approach to also be made
in Caracas to bring an end to Its claim to two thirds of
Guyana that has so long ago been ruled by international
jurists to have NO validity, and who ruled the existing terri-
torial demarcation as constituting a "flull, perfect and final
settlement". I
Let it be recalled that way back in the final decade
of the 19th century, a Venezuelan administration In
Caracas had fully concurred with the terms of the
"1897 Treaty of Washington" that unanimously ruled
against the territorial claim to a then colonial British
Today's Republic of Guyana anxiously await the
realisation of that. historic judgement. Guyana's CARICOM
partners stand on sogid legal ground in continuing to ex-
press their unequivocal moral support for safeguarding of
this country's territorial integrity and sovereignty. Quite com-
mendable also is CARICOM's unequivocal support for
Belize against Guatemala's threat to its territonal integrity-

OUR public transport sys-
tem, more specifically the
minibus system, is in a pu-
trid state. Even though' this
has been the case for many
years now, the decay seems
to have accelerated within
the recent past. Sadly, many
Guyanese, particularly
many schoolchildren, seem
be proud of a minibus 'cul-
ture' that epitomises disor-
Many minibus opera-
tors pride themselves on
playing music at levels that
are detrimental to the health
of passengers and them-
selves. It is a medical fact
that the tempo of music af-
fects our heart rate, blood
pressure and respiration.
Fast tempos tend to in-
crease heart rate, blood pres-
sure and respiration while
slow tempos tend to reduce
them. Essentially, the music
you hear, whether you have
chosen it or not, whether
you like it or not, will af-
fect your health. If you
commute by the use of our
public transport system on
a daily basis, ask yourself,
which type of music do
minibus operators play
more often than not music
with fast tempos or slow
tempos? Answer: Music
with fast tempos. Since the
majority- of our coastal
population commute via the
public transport system, we
are therefore likely to have
serious large-scale health
problems in the near future.
Also, please consider the
other negative effects this phe-
nomenon will have on our stu-
dent population. Many of
them wait on preferential mini-
buses to get to school in the
mornings; how will this affect
their attention span and abil-
ity to absorb what is being
taught by our educators? An-
swer: Their attention spans
will be shortened and thus their
ability to readily absorb what
is being taught is hindered.
Now consider the ef-
fects the lyrical content of
the music many minibus
operators choose to play in
their respective buses. In a
society (as a whole) where
morals are at best putrid and
at worst nonexistent, lyrics
that attempt to degrade the
purpose and value of
women; promote hostility
and hatred towards police
officers and glorify promis-
cuity and the use of mari-
juana, will only serve to
completely obliterate any
morals and values we are en-
deavouring to salvage and
Some mmnibus conductors
are guilty of acts of robbery.
One such incident occurred not
so long ago when a young
schoolchild paid the conductor
of the minibus in which he was

travelling. The young man gave
the said conductor a $100 bill
with the expectation of receiv-
ing his change, since the short
drop should have cost him $60;
sadly, this was not the case.
The conductor who had his col-
league travelling in the said mini-
bus refused to return the young
man's change, coercing the
young man to pay his
colleague's fare. While the child
adamantly refused, and tearfully
begged for his change, they
mocked him and eventually
robbed him as he exited the
minibus, without what was
rightfully his. There are many
other incidents of like nature
that occur frequently.
Another injustice, which
frequently occurs, is when pas-
sengers exit minibuses and other
passengers, who would have al-
ready indicated their desired
stops, are forced to exit the mini-
buses, if their desired stops are
subjectively deemed as close to
the current stop, by the opera-
tors. This is often done to avoid
any inconvenience to the opera-
tors; pubescent schoolchildren
are the frequent victims.
I need not expound on the
recklessness with which many
minibus drivers navigate our
roadways and other lawlessness
such as overloading. Such of-
fences are casually committed
since they can be easily rectified
with bribery, which sadly, seems
to be another well-appreciated
local 'culture'.
In anticipation of many
readers misinterpreting and
generalising what I have
stated so far, it is imperative
that I say that the above sce-
narios of injustice and law-
lessness are in no way a gen-
eral classification of all mini-
bus operators, but rather, a
highlight of what occurs more
often than not. Let me also
say that there are many mini-
bus operators who are law-
abiding citizens and are in no
way guilty of any delinquen-
cies I have mentioned above.
Sadly, these faithful men and
women are the minority in
our public transport system.
I have nothing against
those who are employed in our
public transport system; how-
ever, the actions of many are
what I feel indignant towards. I
need and am appreciative of the
services provided by these indi-
viduals but refuse to condone
the wrongdoings of the major-
I am therefore making
a plea to all operators
within the public transport
system to serve with a
sense of pride and respon-
sibility; to all commuters
to take a stand against the
lawlessness and injustices
frequently committed by
the renegades of the said


IT rained a lot that night and
the following Sunday morn-
ing animal lover, Paul
Gonsalves, took his dog for:a
walk on Eping Ave. He no-
ticed a dog tied to a stake in
the "Lgreen" area where
people dump their garbage so
he immediately went backoto
his house and called me, d;ce-
scribing what he had seen.
He said, "walk with a snare
because the dog looks vi-
cious." I got food, sling,
snare, muzzle, gloves and my
dog kennel and drove to the
location. The male dog was
tied quite a way into the dirty,
muddy and wet area. I called
to him and got such .a
friendly response, his titil
was flipping all over. His
condition was sad, almost:ino
hair,.parts of his skin back,
an open sore on his face and
very malnourished. While he
ate the food, we patted him,
telling him he would be OK
and was going to a better
place. I could not believe how
happy he was to golvith P~aul
and me. TF'e put him into the
kennel and drove him to the

He was euthanized the next
While I want to believe that
most people are kind to animals,
I cannot get over the cruelty of
some. This animal was treated so
badly. He went with some inhu-
mane human not knowing where
he was going, only to be tied to
a stake and left in the rain in a
muddy, garbage infested field.
Yet he still had faith in mankind,
wagging his tail when he saw us
Thanks to Paul Gonsalves
for looking out for animals in
I want to congratulate the
compassionate Oliver
Insanally for being re-elected
President of the GSPCA. I
would also kindly ask the
committee to- continue to
sponsor TV commercials im-
ploring people not to stray
their animals.
"LAnyone who has accus-
tomed himself to regard the
life of any living creature as
worthless is also in danger of
viewing human life as worth-
less." Albert Schweitzer


GUYANA now' hair itsfown
laboratory which has the
capacity to conduct quality
assurance and proficiency
testing for peripheral labs.
As we know, DNA and
high complex blood te sting
could not have b~ee'il done lo-
cally because we lack& facilities and as such was
sent abroad. However
though, the analysis :was
done in the context of the
country which conducted
the tests. Now that we have
the facility the analysis of
these same ailments will be
done from information based
on the local context.- ~
What this means is that
we will be better able to

manage these illnesses and
make the necessary changes in
medicines in a timely manner.
Furthermore, when there
is a suspected hazardous sub-
stance or an infectious dis-
ease outbreak, samples can be
processed right here at home
and the best part is that the
threat can be authenticated.
This I am sure will bring great
ease to many persons and
This is truly a signifi-
cant achievement and I
must commend the Govern-
ment of Guyana and the US
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WHILE I do agree with
Thathai that: "We should in-
troduce our children to God
from an early age" (KN July
5, 2008), I think that the cir-
cumstances and environment
surrounding that introduc-
tion and the peaceful-violent
perception of the God person-
ality are the decisive factors
in determining the direction
of the child's life.
The mere introduction of
the God concept to the child
without a nurturing environ-
ment and positive parental in-
puts, hoping that the God-con-
cept will take control of the
child, is no guarantee that the
child will go in the right direc-
tion. How many parents have
bewailed a wayward child cry-
ing, "I sent him/her to church/
masjid/mandir since he/she was
small and now look what he/she
has done?"
While the God concept is
an important psychological de-
fence against our existential fear
of inevitable death, in vacuo it
is not sufficient to set the right

::ra ad ethia e passof

- both the gun-toting ones and
pen-pushing ones -have a need.
for this psychological defence.
hence, the discovery of Holy
Scriptures and other religious lit-
erature at blue-collar bandits'
hideouts and in the white-col-
lar bandits' offices. It is not
that they do not 'know
God', but missing from these
bandits' early childhood were a
nurturing environment, positive
parental inputs and good role
The peaceful-violent per-
ception of the God personality,
as l mentioned above, is shaped
by the child-rearing practices of
a culture. According to Cana-

da eirscnit Dr. Mih

ing practices of a society are se-

of God. The local deity is de-
picted as punishing and aver-
sive; it is a thing that must be
appeased by pain and sacrifice.
In short, God must be placated
and left alone, lest he punish
the person with death and dam-
nation. ..
"Cultures that display
more severe childhood rearing
practices, such as early wean-
ing, frequent punishment for
crying, and early failure to at-
tend to the child's needs, wor-
ship gods that show this pro-
pensity. They are fickle beings

who, at a whim, withdrawn the
option for eternity. The children
of these cultures do not under-
stand why the sudden changes
in status occur; the people in
these cultures cannot under-
stand why God wreaks havoc
one day and nurtures them the
"On the other hand, cul-
tures with less severe child-rear-
ing practices cast God in differ-
ent roles. Longer periods of in-
timate contact between the child
and mother allow stronger con-
ditioning of expectations. The
child has a longer learning his-
tory of crying and receiving milk,
whimpering and receiving atten-
tion, cuddling and receiving
warmth. Weaning is completed
gradually, so that the child can
learn other options.
"Gods of cultures whose
members practice positive child-
rearing behaviors are also
friendly and positive. The per-
son experiences them in a one-
to-one relationship. God is a
comfortable thing with whom

the person can share a close
communion. It is warm and al-
ways there, the sense of secu-
rity can be found anywhere,
anytime." (Neuropsychological
Bases of God Beliefs, Praeger
Publishers, New York, 1987,
pp. 67-68).
I can remember in the
Wesleyan Sunday School my
mother sent me to, I was in-
troduced not to the jealous
wrathful, tribal Yahweh of
the Old Testament, but to
the gentle forgiving, univer-
sal Yeshua of the New Tes-
tament, who loved all the
children of the world regard-
less of colour, who never got
mad at them, but only at
adult religious hypocrites. I
fear that in some churches
nowadays, the image of the
gentle Yeshua is being recast
to the jealous Yahweh. This
is not the kind of recasting
that is needed, but a recast-
ing in a gentler mould.
We therefore need to change
and improve our environment

and child-rearing practices, not
so much change and improve our
religions, so that our children will
go the way they should, that
when they are old, they will not
depart from it.
Finally, I must save a
word for those who use re-
ligion to justify their ban-
ditry whatever form it may
take. For this, the words of
Narendranath Datta aka
Swami Vivekananda, 1863-
1902, are most instructive:
"Nothing has brought to
man more blessings than
religion, yet at the same
time there is nothing that
has brought more horror.
Religion is the highest
plane of human thought and
life. The intensest love that
humanity has ever known
has come from religion, and
the most diabolical hatred.
Nothing makes us as cruel
as religion, and nothing
makes.us as tender.',

WITH reference to the letter
titled 'Call for better condi-
tions' published on Monday,
May 26, 2008 in your news-
paper which addressed some
concerns over the New
Amsterdam Hospital, I offer
my deepest apologies to the
CEO and entire staff of the
hospital due to the inconve-
niences that stemmed from
the publication of my letter.
It was never my intention for
this to happen.

Several allegations in the
letter, after very thorough in-
terviews and investigation,
from yours truly proved to
be false. I would therefore
like to withdraw the letter
and all of its contents.
The members of the gen-
eral public are the custodians
of any public institution and
should play an integral role
in up keeping this hospital in
the future.

GIVEN the events of massa-
cres in Lusignan, Bartica and
Lindo Creek, it would seem
necessary for the population
of Guyana to start practicing
the Israeli mentality of look-
ing at every stranger in their
street, village or township as
a potential threat to their

dividuals have a legitimate
reason to be where they are.
They should always be on the
This may seem like a
seige mentality,and though it
has not provided 100% safety
for the Israeli public,a lot of

attacks have been prevented.
I would also suggest
that the multi -billionares
in the country, who are
constant targets of hold
ups and other crimes, con-
tribute to a fund that would
enhance the salaries of the
law enforcement personal.
The::::ould kee i cn
lice station in their area to
find out what are the needs
of the police and help to
improve the facilities.
Governments can do only
so much.


I was concerned about stu-
dent placement after the Na-
tional Grade Six Assessment
which revealed the country's
My concern specifically
was for those low scorers and
what would become of them.
However, I was duly in-
formed that all the students
who attained low marks will
be placed at a secondary
level' of an institution and to

my understanding these are
the primary tops and com-
munity high schools.
I am now feeling a bit
more optimistic having learnt
that more resources are go-
ing to be put into these cen-
tres so they can be upgraded
to meet the standards that
will help our young children
to gain a better education. I
was also advised that all the
primary tops will be con-

verted into discreet secondary
schools giving children a bet-
ter opportunity to develop
their skills.
These children may be
slow learners. All they need
is the guidance and attention
to move them along and I feel
heartened to note that efforts
are being made to provide
them with this service.


I wish to extend hearty con-
gratulations to the 525 gradu-
ates from the Cycril Potter
College of Education (CPCE),
the staff of CPCE and the
Ministry of Education for
moving Guyana 's education
Ajob well done! It brings
comfort to me when I am as-
sured as a parent that every
year more and more trained
and qualified teachers are
placed in our schools. We
must recognize the emphasis
of our leaders who are tire-
lessly working to ensure that

the children of tomorrow re-
ceive the best education.
These are all due to our
policl-makers who recognize
the importance of building
the capacity of one of our
precious resources- our
people, by providing and
equipping various institu-
tions to train the next gen-
eration. Education has been
on the forefront and as I un-
derstand the largest part of
our budget approximately
$19B is spent on education.
We have been wit-
nessing the continuous

pro gress of the secto r,
with the results of the
National Grade Six As-
sessmen t. It was noted
that there has been an
overall increase in stu-
dents' performance
throughout the country-
This tells us that our
teachers are doing their
jobs and this can only be
done because they re-
ceived the right training.
Once again congratula-


7/5/2008, 11:07 PM


The God concept needs

a nurturing environment

Apology to NA

Hospital CEO

and staff

Parental gui dance key to Reg lon'

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leaders ended their four-day
29th summit in Antigua and
Barbuda on Friday night with
a range of decisions an-
nounced in a 15-page
communique that offered two
significant surprises:
First, simply a one para-
graph statement on page seven
of what is the central objective
of the region's economic integra-
tion movement, establishment of
the CARICOM Single Market
and Economy (CSME)
Secondly, the omission of
any reference to what remains
an unresolved and
highly contentious issue--free
movement of CARICOM na-
tionals, including those eligible
for the Community's skilled
certificate, to live and work.
Another significant feature was
their failure to issue an expected
'e laration"eon the pr pos d

this year of the Economic Part-
nierhi aAtreeem e (PAB)a n-
dos between the Caribbean Re-
gional Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM) and the European
Commission (EC), executive

arm of the EU.
Although not officially stated,
this resulted from a compromise
formula to delay expression of
a consensus to facilitate
Guyana's President Bharrat
Jagdeo to first go ahead with his
proposed national consultations
of stakeholders to have a better
assessment of their positions on
various provisions, before com-
mitting his government to sign-
ing the accord.
The released statement, which
noted that "several of the Heads
of Government (including Bar-
bados, Jamaica and Trinidad and
Tobago) expressed their readi-
ness to "sign" also welcomed
"confirmation" of Barbados for
the official signing arrangement
either on July 30 or August 30.
However, they also considered
"possible implications of some
provisions of the EPA, particu-
larly ifor the designate dLe s

Food, energy and climate:
Among decisions taken after
three days of intense delibera-
tions at plenary and caucus ses-
sions (the latter involving Heads

of Government only, plus one
adviser each) covered three sec-
tors currently under focus-food
security; energy costs and cli-
mate change.
In this context, they agreed
on "the need for governments to
provide the necessary budgetary
support and incentives for in-
vestment in agriculture, particu-
larly at this time." They also
agreed to establish a Regional
Task Force to "give direction on
the way forward" to cope with
the implications of climate

Crime and Security:
Agreed to "deepen cooperation"
between CAiRICOM and
Interpol as part of new ap-
proaches to deal with escalating

violent crimes and threats to na-
tional/regional security.
They also approved the
implementation "in the shortest
possible time", of the
CARICOM Travel Card, to be
known as CARIPASS. This
mechanism is to facilitate
hassle-free travel within the re-
gion for nationals and legal resi-
dents of CARICOM without
compromising security arrange-
ments in place. Details will be
Those governments which
have concluded their internal
processes for participation in a
Maritime and Airspace Security
Cooperation Agreement as well
as the CARICOM Arrest War-
rant Treaty are now free to pro-
ceed with signing while others

will do so a little later,

External Affairs:
In reviewing the political
crisis situation in Zimbabwe,
the leaders recorded their "con-
demnation of the unacceptable
trampling of the democratic and
electoral processes in Zimba-
And, while acknowledging
what they view as "the com-
plexity and sensitivity of the
situation in Zimbabwe", they
called on the Southern African
Development Community
(SADC) and the African Union
(AU) to use their best efforts to
find a negotiated outcome to this
flawed election in order to avoid
a further deepening of the so-

cial, economic and political
crisis for the people of
Zimbabwe, and its harmful ef-
fects on neighboring states..."
Under the heading of
"appointments", the Heads
announced their decision
to appoint the Trinidad-
born Community national.
Henry Gill, a specialist in
international relations and
international trade, as the
new Director General of
the Caribbean Regional
Negotiating Machinery
(CRNM). He succeeds Ja-
maica-born Dr Richard
Bernal who resigned effec-
tive last month after somey
seven years as Director

By Jeune Bailey Van-

THE regional scholars that
excelled at the Grade Six As-
sessment Examinations held
earlier this year, collectively
confessed good parental guid-
ance and support contributed
significantly to their success.
Six students from Region 6
[East Berbice/ Corentyne], who
appeared on the list of the top
hundred performers, have earned
a place at the prestigious
Queen's College, in
Alicia Hartman of
Cumberland and Jenene Basant
of Rose Hall Estate Primary
Schools, were awarded the first
place at the Regional level, se-
curing 543 marks each.
Those following are Melissa
Asregadoo, and Hermant Karan
both of Cumberland Primary,
ivith 537 and 534 marks respec-
tively, Joshua Lochan of
Au 5lyn and Nasarudain aD '
.... v om- -u Cpa
ing 530 marks respectively

A visit at Cumberland Pri-
mary School, East Canje re-
vealed an elated staff and pupil
body, who were in high praises
for the students that made their
school proud, surpassing other
schools that were traditionally
in the forefront.
Eleven-year -old Alicia
Hartman of New Street,
Cumberland, was surprised at
being at the top of the region,
despite being confident of do-
ing well.
She recalled a friend tele-
phoning her mother and relat-
ing the good news which was
aired on the radio, but her par-
ent being a bit uncertain, visited
the school where her accom-
plishment was confirmed.
The elder of two children,
she said her parents Ray and
Caroline Hartman played a vi-
tal role in her success, by being
both supportive and encourag-
ing. In addition to attending
school regularly and punctually,
she attended lessons, made sac-
of'rl Ie -2 tu lfed hard. The
pr ,,con credits God, her par-


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Last week, we noted that
Caribbean economies are
not highly protected anyr-
more; and, indeed, something
like a force field analysis
may show that these econo-
mies have lost out with sugar,
vis-in-vis the Economic Part-
nership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union
And then we talked about
;how this EPA emerged when
the European Commission an-
nounced on June 22, 2005, its
intention to reform the Com-
mon Market Organisation
(CMO) for sugar; the EC de-
finitively decided to initially re-
duce by 36% the price of sugar
that African, Caribbean and Pa-
cific (ACP) countries will re-
ceive. Effectively, this decision
brought to an end the era of
preferential access to sugar from
20 ACP countries.
We also addressed Norman
Girvan, Havelock Brewster, and
Vaughn Lewis' criticisms of the
EPA, drawn from their Memo-
randum titled 'Problem Areas in
the EPA and the case for Con-
tent Review' to the Reflections
Group. Last week, we examined
seven of 19 criticisms.
Essentially, these seven
criticisms pertain to the follow-
ing: the development compo-
nent in the EPA is subordinate
to trade liberalisation; the ad-
vanced partner, the EC, would
have greater access to the re-
source transfer opportunities
thrown up by trade
liberalisation; tariff elimination
on 82.7% of EC imports; many
value-added goods from
CARIFORUM will be ex-
cluded; nothing about aid men-
'tioned in the EPA to enhance
CARIFORUM's supply capa-
bilities; development coopera-
tion within the EPA is not cal-
culated and time-bound; Carib-
bean labour desiring to provide
services in the EU would face
too many conditionalities at-
tached to 29 service sectors and
11 professional services within
the EC. -
We now faithfully summa-
rize the Girvan-Brewster-Lewis
remaining points making the
case for renegotiation of the
EPA, as follows: entertainers
can make their way to the EC,
but they first need to be regis-
tered in the Caribbean, and the
local registration systems will
be subject to EC approval; the
EC has made no provision for
visa, immigration, residency re-
quirements, and work permits
for Caribbean service providers;
75% of the service sectors are
available to EC service provid-

ers for MDCs, and 65% for
LDCs, placing locally-owned
firms at a disadvantage, due to
the greater capacity of EC
firms; EC pushing for WTO-
plus commitments on services,
intellectual property, competi-
tion, public procurement, in-
vestment, and e-commerce, but
WTO rules only require the
EPA to be WTO-compatible,
not WTO-plus; WTO-plus
commitments to EC would an-
ticipate and prohibit Caribbean
Government's policies, placing
CARICOM's priorities in the
background; 'national treatment'
requirements within the EPA

may work against developing
the capacity of local firms; the
essence of the EPA is integration
with the EC, and since the.Car-
ibbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME) is not a sub-
stitute to integration with the
global economy, then CSME
could become marginalised;
institutionalisation of EPA
would demand a lot more of
CARIFORUM's scarce funds
and scarce technical manpower;
parties to the EPA are the EC
and 15 CARIFORUM States,
but CARICOM is not a party
to the Agreement; additional
problematic provisions prevail;

the EPA provisions may emerge
as a standard to the forthcom-
ing CARICOM's trade negotia-
tions with the U.S. and Canada;
and CARIFORUM should
have negotiated an EPA that is
WTO-compatible and not an
EPA that is WTO-plus.
The Girvan-Brewster-
Lewis Memorandum ex-
presses sufficient concerns
about the evolving EPA to
warrant a second-look at a
document that has the poten-
tial to devastate CSME and
eventually disintegrate the
CARICOM integration
movement. It's hard not to

reach this conclusion, given the
EPA's incorporation of 'national
treatment' requirements, WTO-
plus considerations, implied low
priority accorded local firms,
unreasonable conditions to en-
ter the EU, among others. And
so it's appropriate, prior to any
inking, to advocate for national
consultations; and perhaps, in-
stitute a Caribbean-wide consul-
tation on this EPA issue.
Next week, we shall re-
view comments and obser-
vations on the EPA, includ-
ing those of the Caribbean
Regional Negotiating Ma-

By Gwynne Dyer

The Ottoman Empire had al-
ready been in retreat for over a
century when the Young Th~rk
revolution broke out in July,
1908. Some of the Young Thrks
hoped to save the whole empire;
others wanted to abandon the
empire and rescue an indepen-
dent'Ibrkey from the wreckage.
The latter group won the argu-
ment, in the end, and although
the rest of the empire fell un-
der European imperial rule ten
Years later, Thrkey itself was
.saved. Now, exactly a hundred
years after the Young Thrks, the
country is plunged into another
constitutional crisis.
In March, the public prosecu-
torbroughtacaseto'Ibrkey's high-
est judicial body, the constitutional
court, demanding that the ruling
AK (Justice and Development)
Party, re-elected only last year with
an increased majority, be shut down
for trying to subvert the secular
He also wants Prime Minister
Tayyib Recep Erdogan and seventy
other senior AK party members
banned from politics for five years.
Last week the government
struck back, arresting two retired
generals and 23 other people on the
charge of "provoking armed rebel-
lion against the government." One,
General Hursit Tolon, was the
former second-in-command of the
army. Police allege that they were
members of a state-backed gang that
is suspected of a number of mur-
ders of prominent public figures
with the aim of destabilising Turk-
ish society and forcing military in-
But wait a minute. "State-
backed?"' Isn't the government it-
self the embodiment of the state?

spirators, it is claimed, belong to
what Turks call the "deep state,"
the alliance of senior judicial and
military figures who still see them-
selves as the guardians of the secu-
lar Turkish republic that was ulti-
mate result of the Young'Ibrkrevo-
What the rebellious Young
Turk officers demanded in July,
1908, was the restoration of the
constitution that had been sus-
pended thirty years before. It
brought a rough kind of democ-
racy to the multinational empire,
but the various ethnic national-
isms, Bulgarian, Kurdish, Greek,
Arab, Armenian and, above
all, Turkish were already too
strong for a unified state to sur-
The Ottoman Empire went
under at the end of the First
World War,1leaving a decimated
Turkish population (only eight
million in 1918) to fight for its
independence against British,
French, Italian and Greek invad-
ers who sought to carve Turkey
up between them. The man who
led that independence struggle,
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,
founded the Turkish Republic in
1923, and he made it one of the
most rigorously secular states in
the world.
Ninety-nine percent of
Turkey's citizens are Muslims,
but political parties are banned
from appealing to religion. Even
religious symbols are seen as
dangerous: women wearing "Is-
lamic" head-scarves are not al-
lowed inside state institutions,
including universities.
Initially, this militant secu-
larism was a tactic for wrench-
ing a largely illiterate and deeply
conservative peasantry out of

its medieval ways and catapult-
ing the country into the 20th
century. Turkey must never bie
weak again, and to be strong it
must be "modern." But as the
decades passed, the reformers
turned into a self-selecting "re-
publican" elite who justified
their privileges by claiming that
they had a mission to defend the
secular state.
What they have ended
up defending the state
against, in fact, is democracy,
which challenges their arbi-
trary power. Eaced with a
democratically elected party
that has Islamic roots (al-
though it has been staunchly
loyal to the secular constitu-
tion), they have begun wag-
ing an open war against it in
the courts. They have also
launched a secret and violent
struggle against it in the
shadows, a struggle that has
already cost lives. Some fear
that it could end in a military

coup, but that time has
A hundred years after the
Young Turk revolution, the
Turks are again at a crossroads.
It is quite possible that the
court will decide to ban the AK*
Party later this- year, just as it
rejected the new law allowing
women students to wear the
head-scarf at university last
month. Many senior judges are
part of the "deep state." But it
is not 1908: the outlook this
time is a lot brighter.
The 75 million Turks of to-
day have about the same per
capital income as Russians or
Romanians, and about the same
range of social attitudes, too.
Turkey is not going to turn into
a theocratic dictatorship, be-
cause very few of them want
such a thing. However, quite a
few of them do want a state
that does not despise or penalise
them for being publicly pious,
Quite a few others who are

not at all devout support the
AK Party anyway, because
they know that in the current
crisis it represents democracy,
tolerance and the rule of law.
It will turn out all right be-
cause the self-nominated de-
fenders of secularism are trans-
parently cynical in their at-
tempts to manipulate popular
opinion. And it will be all right
because the AK Party leaders
have clearly decided that it's not
worth having a bloody political
battle now, when it's obvious
that they have already won the
If the court bans AK, they
will all resign from power
peacefully, in obedience to
the law. Then those who are
not banned from politics en-
tirely for five years will re-
form the party under another
name, and fight and win an-
other election. And bit by bit,
the "deep state" will wither

7/5/2008, 11:28 PM

And what about the EPAs? Part

W Sat I r

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MiniStry of Housing and Water

Central Housing and Planning authorityy

Mr. Charles Brazao of lot 273 Peter Rose Street, Queenstown, Georgetown and
formerly of Lot 824 Section 'A' Block 'X' Great Diamond or. his representative, is
asked to contact the Legal & Conveyancing Officer of the) Central Housing and
Planning Authority at 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place, within 14 days of the date
ofthis notice.

Chief Executive officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority



cal culture, religion and the
media, upon human
behaviour. All of these influ-
ences separately and collec-
tively, bear heavily upon the
social behavior hence con-
tributing to the nature and
characteristics and manifes-
tations of our social prob-
lems. Person-Blame distracts
attention away from institu-
tions. When one uses only
the person blame approach,
it frees the institutions of
state as well as the social in-
stitutions -economic, politi-
cal, religious, and educa- I
tional, from taking their fair I
share of blame for how soci-
etal induced conditions
emerge and thrive to harm
and retard the progress of a
rtoo. ch oper on-blam
for example that are caused
by co-existence in a plural
society. Person-blame makes
it more difficult also to-insti-
tute systemic change. By ex-
cluding the existing social or
political order from blame, it
makes it only that mtach
harder to initiate change in
economic, social, or political
institutions. Sometimes, it is
the way a political or social
or economical system is set-
up, which may be archaic, or
discriminatory, or draconian
that breads a certain type of
behaviour. Hence to bhime
an individual or individuals
may be again, "blaming the
corpse for the murder".
Sometimes though, individu-
als can be the problem.
People very often, are a re-

election of their environment
and e xosure, and try as you
may; deviant, anti-social
behaviour seems engrained
into their very being. Blam-
ing the system also presents
problems for social scientists
as well. Ultimately the sys-
tem is made up of people. So-
ciety; results from the inter-
actipn of individuals. Indi-
vidrials are sometimes ag-
geive, mean, and nasty
(le,2000:14). Systemic
ex nations for social prob-.
lents are only part of the
truth. The system-blame ap-
prd~ach may, there fore, ab-
solie individuals from re-
sp s~ibility for their actions.
IWince most people tend to
bla ne individuals, we need a
b ~le.nWe music critically ex-
fa eof families due to an ab-
dica ing of the patriarchal role,
ha~ contributed to the kind of
societies that spawns, teenage
SWe must carefully study
how the constant preaching of
hate and racism in homes on po-
litical platforms and in places of
worship has given birth to a
hateful angry generation.
SWemIlust examine how an irT
sponsiblem~edia, hellbent on sacrific-
producea lawless disrespectful-10-au-
~thesily, generation.
So before we point fin-
igers at who is to be blamed
and who should be doing
what, let us consider how we
Scan change the very way we
Shave been doing things.

found ip society. Social pr
in the context of Guyana
dressed very often in a w
instead of expunging the
lems, we exacerbate them
Very often it is as a re
our n rrow understand
;what the real problems a
Secondly, an inappropriate
formed response.
For example, let us

y Kwame Gilbert

GUY~ANA presents an inter-
esting contextual construct of
the evolution of society, in
the (n ltifaceted dimensions
of hw~ the various sociologi-
cal $erspectives are brought

to bear upon the study of our
various social problems.
Social problems, as we seek
to understand them, are societal
induced conditions that harm
any segment of the population '
and acts and conditions that
violate the norms and values

.'Ministryof Housing and W~ater

Central Housing and P-lann'ing Authority


.Mr. Peter Dataram and Mrs. Rajkurmarie Dataram both of Parcel 835 Bell
1(West) Housing Scheme, West Bank Demerara and formerly of Vreisland
Squatting Area, West Bank Demerara or their representative, are asked to
;!contact the Legal & Conveyancing Officer of the Central Housing and Planning
Authority at 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place, within 14 days of the date of
This notice.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

July 2008

July 2008

are a
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line from Michael Parenti (in
Eitzen and Baca-Zinn, 2000)
"Fodusing on the poor and ig-
noring the system of power,
ms privilege, and profit which
.d- makes them poor, is a little like
rat blaming the corpse for t'he
b- murder'.
Our approach someholv
of has always been to find some-
of one to blame for our social
nd problems, without taking time
n- to understand how the veryr
systems and societal structures
a we have constructed are: re-
Ssponsible for those problems.
Kendall suggests it Ihis

logical imagination refers to the
abii" to see the relatih ship

and the larger society (Kendall,
1998:7). As opposed to look-
ing at isolated events by them-
selves, the student of social
problems is encouraged to look
at social problems in relation
to other aspects of society' Ce
the economy, culture or reli-
glon. .
There is a deep undemib~le
correlation between history,
the construct of social institu-
tions, and individual experi-
The problem with the
blame approach to resolving
social problems is that lit
does not take into account
the historical influences,

Sthe influence of the polite





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As has been my habit in the
past, this week, I've decided to
write on a topic inspired by a
personal observation; in this
case my recent witness of the
disrespect shown to a very
elderly person by some
younger people.
I was shocked because I am
part of a generation who was
taught that it was almost sacri-
legious to be disrespectful to
one's elders. Today, in some in-
stances, there seems to be a radi-
cal reversion of that culture to
one in which the elders are
oftentimes regarded as an object
of mockery and derision rather
than a source of authority and
It is hard to get a definitive
picture of what it means to be
elderly in Guyana today, but
there are some clear indicators
that this situation has improved
in certain areas in the recent

past. For example, the elderly
have undoubtedly benefitted
from oirerall improvement in the
health care system, Government
pensions have also improved as
has the process for delivering
monthly payments to
pensioners. Perhaps most sig-
nificantly, the average life ex-
pectancy, over the last decade,
has increased by approximately
five (5) years; from 63 years to
about 68 years (unverified fig-
But is this the best we can
be doing altogether as a
society? Are we giving the eld-
erly the sort of attention they
There are, for example, doz-
ens of large to medium NGOs
with a primarily youth focus in
Guyana, cutting across perhaps
as many areas as young people
have an interest in dance
groups, choirs, environment,

community service, sport,
health (HIV/AIDS in particu-
lar), religion, politics. Contrast
that with the number of groups
for the elderly, outside of, or
even including, senior ctzn'
homes. Although the numbers
may never be equal, perhaps
they need to be more equitably .
distributed. While our national
focus to aid youth development
is commendable in its scope, the
contrasting focus, or lack
thereof, of programmes geared
toward the elderly is quite defi-
nitely an area which begs im-
In this column, one of the
issues I've usually written on
is the over-dependence on gov-
ernment in too many
areas. While government's input
is no doubt invaluable to the de-
velopment of certain
programmes, ownership of any
initiative on the elderly needs to

be at a national level.
In several countries, there
are programmes and institutions
in place to address the needs of
older people and acknowledge
their importance in society;
from the American Association
or Retired Persons (AARP) to
Japan's Annual Day for the Eld-

vate sector contribution. One
person I spoke to on this sub-
ject, Thelsa Garnette (lecturer at
the University of Guyana -
UG), put forward the novel
proposal of businesses setting
aside 1% of their annual profits
to donate to such a fund.
Following specific assess-
ment criteria, assistance could be
given to eligible persons in des-
perate need of same. There are
other initiatives like discounts
and refunds on select services
and goods (transportation,
medication) which can be used
to ease the lot of older folks. A
daycare facility for the elderly
is an idea whose time has
reached in Guyana, for instance,
many housewives who would
have served as care givers are
now employed outside of the
Additionally, catering to the
elderly isn't only about physi-
cal care but also harnessing their
potential for continued contri-
bution to their own welfare as
well as the development of the
society as a whole. With better
healthcare, as one saying goes
"65 is the new 50" are we
coming up with programmnes
geared at increasing or extending
the productivity of older per-
sons in Guyana?
Another sector that I would
like to challenge in opening up
a space for the elderly is the
media. In my estimation the
media is complicit in the disre-
spect for- older- persons which
can sometimes be found in our

society today by the unwilling-
ness or disinclination to focuh
on issues pertinent to this
group. In a way, the media
house manager who refuses to
come up with content geared to-
wards the elderly is virtually as
guilty as the minibus driver who
doesn't want to stop on the
street for the feeble old woman,
An hour of programming a week
for television and a weekly
supplement in the newspapers,
dedicated to our citizens most
advanced in age, would not be
overly taxing on our local me-
dia. Indeed, it may offer oppor-
tunities for engaging the atten-
tion of an overlooked niche mar-
There may be no means of
precisely assessing the ways in
which older people contribute
to how Guyana develops but
the anecdotal trends are, in my
view, very positive. Take away
the role of the babysitter of the
grandmother, for example, and
how many young working
mothers, or even couples.
would be unable to earn an ad-
equate living while still caring
for their children?
In closing, I would like to
say that being old is a states
of humanity and one that we
all potentially face and, if
fortunate, get to attain. It is
not something that should be:
shunned, disrespected or ig-
nored. We need to find more
ways of acknowledging, em-
bracing and celebrating the~
old folks among us.

By Keith BurroweS

erly, to Canada's Programme of
All-Inclusive Care for the Eld-
erly (PACE). Most of these
have varying components of
governmental and non-govern-
mental input. Shouldn't there
-for example, be more recre-
ational areas or events dedicated
to the participation of older
One idea I would like to put
forward for example is that of a
sort of needs-based Pensioners'
Fundl wherein government facili-
tates the administration of the
fund which is supported by pri-

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Hermant Karan

Queen's College and was proud
that he earned a place there.
Meanwhile the Deputy
Headmistress of Cumberland
Primary MsAvis Edwards in an
invited comment said, while the
hard work and dedication of the
teachers and pupils contributed
to the success, it was the paren-
tal support of the top students
that afforded the school to be
listed among the top 100. Use
school attained 82% passes
from 116 pulpls who sat the ex-
amination. Rose Hall Estate
Primary Headmistress, Ms
Beverly H~azelwood reiterated
the stance of her colleagues.
She too noted the unportance
of parental involvement and
was honoured to have a pulpil
among the national tops. Her
school did extremely well with
91.8 % passes, compared with
84.6% last year.


Better Hope 1.81 Nelghrbourhiooll Democratic Council
Beiler tt0peC RM~al iNy ~s r Comnpouall

TelephlonreE# 228200 9 8 # 220-141

Tenders are invited for the supply/dtelivery of the following:

1. MixlIoami'sand-approximately-$1, 200000
2. Quarrycleaning--approximnately- $1,000 000
3. Crusher Run-approximately $800 000
4. Quarry cleaning and Crusher Run to be tendered for in tons and Mix
Loam/Sand in Cubic Yards all materials should be delivered with truck
to tons or less.

Tenders must be submitted in a plain white envelope, sealed and clearly marked:

"Tender for Quarry Cleaning, Crusher Run and/or M2ix Loam/Sand to be
supplied/delivered to the Better Hope -LBI Neighbourhood Democratic
Council (NIDC)".

Tenders; must be address to:

The Chairman
Regional Tender Board
Region #4
Triumph Education Omfce
East Coast Demerara

And deposited in the tender box of the Regional Tender Board, Triumph
Education Office, Triumph, East Coast Demerara before the July i 6, 2008
Tender close on the 16thi July, 2008 at. 10 am.

T Persaud

TCL, Guyana Inc (TGI) is the cement market leader in G~uyaa. ~TGI
and the entire TCL Group of Companies, as acn imptortlant aspct of
our quality regime, recognize the need to raise he nsawizaren~ss amnong
consumers of cement and concrete of best practices in the uase oraf
these products. In accordance wlith this comm~itmen~t, TGI will be
once again conducting semnnars on the proper and altBen~rnative ue
of cement and concrete to share our experilencejt with cement and
concrete consumers. The seminars will be conducted by~ a cement
and concrete specialist frfrom Trinidad and will be hel as follo~ws:-

Thursday July 10, 2008 "L Proper Use of Cement anad Concrete",
Ocean View International Hotel Conference CentrHe, ~i~ied~aal,
Greater Georgetown, for block makers andma~i~sons.

Friday July 11, 2008 "Proper and AlternativeUses of Cement
and Concrete",Ocean View Intemnational Hotes~l, Confitersenc
Centre, Liliendaal, for contractors, engineers architects, quanti~ity
surveyors and distributors.

Both seminars commence at 8:30am.

There is no fee for participation. Interested persons or ftilrm~s are
asked to call 225-7520 or 225-1973 before 12 noon on WekOdnIBesday,7
July 10 2008.



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from page 8

Wodd Peac py Mr Cme
tition in which she depicted
world pace am gohr
Alicia's mother Caroline,
who was at the school when
this newspaper visited, said she
was overwhelmed with her
daughter's success which has
caused her husband to become
very emotional, as he was ex-
pressionless on hearing her re-
sults. She described her daugh~-
ter as a honest and open per-
son, hard working and commit-
ted to task.
Jeb nene rBbsn ywas cl
her lunch break with her grand
parents S rodai and Budram
Bassant a heir residence.
Goed Banana Land, also in East
Now twelve years old
Jenene, credits her parents for
their continual support ." My
parents are never too busy.
They are always supportive
and helpful whenever I have
schoo asgm ."
"Ho e eI was shocked
at my results, I never expected
to excel that much, being in the
top of the cut "
Jenene, who is also an as-
piring doctor and a committed
Christian expressed gratitude
to all her teachers from Grades
One to Six, in addition to her
parents Cheddie Bassant and
Surogine Sooknaut,
Her class teacher N~eville

among the high achievers, and
sh dd no am to oiapoin
Her Mother Fiona, also a mem-
ber of the Parent Teachers' As-
sociation advocated for more
parental involvement in order to
produce successful children-
Melissa aspires to become a
teacher in order to help other
pupils fulfill their life long
dreams. She told this newspa-
per that her class teacher
Bhanmattie Dewkoamar, treated
the class as though we were
her children and. we could not
expect a better helper'.
Miss Dewkoamar described
her student as cooperative, a
consistent worker, well rounded,
regular and punctual. In addition
the student was involved in the
Regional Spelling B competition,
the Children Mashramani cel-
ebrations during which she did
a dramatic poetry, and a staunch
Christian who was involved in
the various ministries of the
The Regional third placed
awardee Hermant Karan desires
to be a scientist on completing
his tertiary education. He re-
lated that his fascination with
inventions has prompted him to
chose such a profession. The
eleven year old have since con-
structed a metal car, using ma-
terial from discanled vehicles.
He expressed gratitude to
his parents Budnarine and
Chandrawattie along with his
teachers, older brother and
friends. The lad said too that he
always wished to attend

Second placed Melissa
Bourne described the top su-
dent as "a teacher's dream" He
said, she is a self motivator, dis-
ciplined and attentive among
other qualities-
Another high achiever M~el-
issa Asregradoo of Lot 1042~. New
Area. Canefield was very: sur-
prised with her results. but was
quick; to add that she was happy
with it. On arrival at her school
two days ago, she observed her
teachers reading the daily news-
paper. But suddenly, they
screamed her name, rushed over,
grabbed her while exclaiming that
she was in the top hundred-
The eleven-year old sand,
immediately she thanked God
for her success, as itwould have
laen impossible without divine
The child recalled that in
preparation for the national ex-
amination she prepared her time
table, and was consistent an her
studies as her father, Stephen,
was confident that she would be

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the rds complete

CONSTRUCTION of the DoPpl Ler Radarlbu at Hyde Park,
Timehri, which began las Nowamber is about L per cen co-
plete, the ~Ministry of Agricuhre amme mea essentsy.
The agency said in a rrlease that the prevaiing rainf in
the last two months has h~ampre causterade sow but
deat the delay posesw noj threa to the Newamb de ad-
line. . a


SUDAY CHRONIC Juy6,2008 _13

Cringing the hurricane season:

InrVitation fo 0 Blds

Inter-American Development Bank
Basic Nutrition Programme -Lotan No: I1120/SF-GY

1. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the inter-
American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost of implementing the
Basic Nutrition Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the supply
and Installation of Grills for Television and DVD players in support the Health
Centres in Guyana.

2. The Ministry of Health, Health Sector Development Unit now invites sealed
bids from eligible suppliers for the following :

Supply & Installation of Grills- Televisioni and DVD) players to Health

NICB No: IDB/GO/08/NCB/011

Interested Bidders can obtain further information on the specifications
from and uplift a complete set of bidding document at the following
address between 9:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs from Monday to Fridays:

Attention: Procurement Officer
Health Sector D~evelopment Unit
Georgetown Public Hos ital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyrana
Tel. No.: (592) 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
Email: procurIementf~hivgov.gy

3. Bidding document can be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a
non refundable fee of G$5, 000 in the name of Health Sector Development
Unit. The method of payment will be by Compl~any..Chheqe~gure..gr artager'

4. ,(a) Bids must be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of
the bidder.

(b) The bid must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and
Tender Administration Board, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown
and marked on the top right-hand corner of the envelope "the name of the
programme and the description of the bid, including the words 'do not open
before Tuesday, July 29, 2008"

5. The bid must be deposited in the Tender box of the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administration situated at the Ministry of Finance,
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, no later than 9:00 am on
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 and will be opened at a public ceremony, in the
presence of those Bidders' or their representative who choose to attend at
9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on July 29, 2008.

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

7. A bid security of one hundred and forty nine thousand, five hundred
Guyana dollars (G$149,500) must be submitted along with the bid.

The purchaser is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before
the time specified for the reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
returned u~n~opened.

Proclirement Officer
Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Compound
East Street
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 225-3470, 226-2425, 226-6222
Fax: 225-6559
Email: procurementbahiv.gov.qy

The public is notified that the Ministry of Health's "'Drug Free is the WCay to Be" walk which was ,
originally scheduled for Sunday, June 29:", 2008 has been postponed to Sunday 13'h July, 200I.
Interested persons are asked to assemble a~tthe Bank of Giuyana at
15:00 h. T'- shirts will be provided. T'he route of the walk is as

East into Church Street
South into Avenue of the Republic
East into Regent Street
South into Cummings Street
Inlto Louisa Row
East into D'U~rbanl Street
North i nto Mandela Avenue
Into Sheriff Street
T~o the Seawall Which will mark completion ofwalk

On the seawall participants of the walk will be distribute broch ures
aind sensitize the public on the dangers ofdirug use.

All are invited, especially all organizations emrnlacing the fight agai nst drug use in G~uyana.

For further information call 3226-8448.

six hurricanes from which two
may reach major status.
Last year's hurricane season
was fairly active with unusual
activity even before and after the
official Atlantic hurricane season
which starts on June 1 and ends
on November 30. Within that
time frame, August to October
are said to be the peak months
for hurricanes.
On May 9, 2007, saw the
formation of sub-tropical storm
Andrea while on December 11,
tropical storm Olga developed.
In all, the 2007 hurricane
season produced 15 named
storms, six hurricanes and two
Category five Hurricanes, Dean
and Felix which left a trail of
death and destruction from the
Caribbean to Central America to
Mexico and the United States.
In the past several years,
we've also seen an overall in-
crease in the quantity and inten-
sity of hurricanes.
The year 2005 is considered
the most active hurricane season
in recorded history with 28
named storms of which 15 be-
came hurricanes. The 2005 hur-
ricane season also caused bil-
lilon of dollars mn damage and
A day before the official
start of the 2008 Atlantic Hur-
ricane season, the first named
so Arthur was f Imd, soak-

Belize experienced severe
flash flood from Tropical Storm
Arhrwhich claimed at least

At the time of writing,
Tropical Storm Bertha, the sec-
ond named storm of the Atlan-
tic hurricane season formed in
the Atlantic Ocean off the coast
of Africa and it was not yet cer-
tain if or where Bertha will hit
But with the increasing in-
tensity and quantity of hurri-
canes that are taking place, the
question that has to be asked is
whether our countries are bet-
ter focused on their disaster
preparedness and response ca-
During last month's 17th
Caribbean Disaster Emergency
Response Agency (CDERA)
council meeting in the Bahamas,

Coordinator Jeremy Collymore
reminded delegates that with
global warming, climate variabil-
ity and climate change, our
countries will be required to
more closely reassess its re-
sponse capacity.
Planning for the manage-
ment of the consequence of
these existing and emerging
threats must include more in-
vestment in safer and hazard
sensitive devel pment.
It requires all of the develop-
ment sectors and actors to take full
responsibility for managing or
avoiding risks and deepening their
preparedness and response capac-
ity for a diversity of hazards.
Collymore also warned that
the Caribbean must guard
against a disposition to be com-
placent about its capability and
A key ingredient in un-
shackling complacency and sus-
taining capacity, he said is the
retention and expansion of the
requisite skills to manage na-
tional disaster loss reduction
CDERA, established by
CARICOM mn 1991 has made
oa r ommndato nti regard
and well trained personnel in
disaster management.
It also proposed
pr gamme andDproess for te

tended replacement, the Carib-
bean Disaster Emergency Man-
agh mhe Aogncad uDEe A
nanced and competent to lead
and execute the comprehensive
and integrated approach to di-
saster management.
Bahamas Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, also speaking
at the conference said the re-
vamped agency must build ex-
pertise to provide advice and
guidance on~ emergency pre-
paredness and response, dam-
age assessment, continuation of
business and, when necessary,
restoration and return to normal
Disaster management can-
not only be about battening
down the hatches and waiting
for a storm to pass nor is it
waiting for international assis-

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar
(hutchlin @gmail.com)

THE rains are finally
here and although I'm look-
ing forward to the cooler days
and rights, I'm dreading the
current hurricane season
which the weather experts
are predicting as either near
normal or above normal in
the Atlantic Basin this year.
I have never experienced a
major hurricane but I've seen
enough damage that is wrought
by its powerful winds and rain
and have heard the sheer terror
in the voice of persons describ-
i their nightmare to know that
mthis is one force of nature that
I'd rather keep fai away.
Who would forget the con-
fused and dazed on the face of
Grenadian Prime Minister Dr.
Keith Mitchell in the aftermath
of Hurricane Ivan, whose cir-
cling mass of power and rage in
the form of winds and rains
damaged nine out of ten homes
in Grenada, devastated the tour-
ism industry and destroyed 90
percent of the country's nutmeg
trees in 1994?
am togdethe200th loss s
Grenada's gross domestic prod-
Jamaica, the Cayman Is-
lands, and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines were also hitby Ivan
ct sin lS13 istll 1ing more
In Trinidad and Tobago, we
have hlad our close shave with

rklyiehvelua nspre a
direct hit in recent years
ahero' hodelue n11o gurne
as the islands lie in what is
called the hurricane belt.
The US National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administra-
tion (NOAA) is predicting a 60
to 70 percent chance of 12 to
16 named storms, including 6 to
9 hurricanes and 2 to 5 major
hurricanes with Category 3, 4 or
5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale
this year
Nothing in that outlook
sounds comforting, does it?
An average season normally
has 11 named storms, including

tance to arrive, he said.
Proper disaster management
must mean long term planning
to mitigate damage when natu-
ral disasters occur and must in-
clude effective and defensive
coastal zone management and
the adoption and observance of
good building codes.
It also means preparing
people to be capable of re-
sponding effectively to danger-

ous situations.
To assist and promote such
readiness requires that countries
develop preparedness plans, en-
sure that this information is
widely disseminated, and then
put them into practice once a
disaster approaches or has oc-
Only in this fashion will the
region succeed in minimising the
lasting impact of disaster events

when they occur, said Ingraham.
We have however come it
long way. Disaster Management
plans, in many of our countries,
have been revamped; communi-
cation lines have been opened
up and response capacity con-
tinues to gradually improve.
Improved disaster man-
agement plans and effective
execution, undoubtedly can
save lives.

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forces 11 to work harder and use more energy.r

For efficient operation, keep the cooling compartmen t between S and 10
degrees C, and the freezer between -2 and -5 degrees C.

Don't allow frost to build up to more than 6mm in a manual-defrost freezer. The
build-up makes the cooling system operate longer and use more energy.

Automatic defrost refrigerators are more convenient, but they use one third
more electricity than a manual defrost model.

Open the refrigerator door as seldom as possible. Take out everything you
need at one time and save energy arid money.

You increase your freezer's efficiency when yiou keep the compartment full.

Leave hot food out to cool before placing it in the refrigerator.

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vast number of listeners in
various areas of Guyana.
It was first introduced as a
television programme on
CNS Channel 6, but as its
popularity grew, it was
subsequently moved to
98.1FM radio where it was
aired on Sundays at

By Vanessa Narine

POPULAR radio and televi-
sion personality, Frederick
Rampersaud, will be cel-
ebrating the seventh anni-
versary of his equally popu-
lar radio programme, 'Mu-
sic from the Heart', or
'Straight from the Heart'
as the public prefers.
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Frederick Rampersaud (Photo by Carl Croker)

From pagel12.

According to the release, Ag-
riculture Minister Robert
Persaud and a team of tech-
nical officers paid a visit to
the site recently and im-
pressed upon the contractor
the need to compete the work
within the agreed time-frame.
So far, the release said,
the foundation, external walls
and surface water drains have
beeh completed, and that
apart from Level Five, all the
Other floors have been com-
pleted. It was anticipated
that with the arrival of the
base ring for the radome,
Level Five will have been
completed by Monday, June
30. But this was not to be,
apparently, as we're already
at July 6.
The base ring, it is said,
is the metal fixture which
forms the concrete to metal
connection between the top
floor (Level Five) and the
dome for the radar and the

tower, and is designed to
have the following features at
the different levels:

*" Ground Floor: Lobby,
Security Area, Electri
cal Generator Room

* First Floor: Workshop,

* Second Floor:

* Third Floor: Computer
Offices -

* Fourth
Floor: Waveguide, Main

* Roof of Fourth Floor:
Radome, Antennae/
Reflector, Pedestal

Given the current rate at
which the civil works is go-
ing, the release said, the Ra-
dar Tower should be at a

stage in construction to re-
ceive the radar equipment
(for installation) by the end
of October. The installation
process should take from four
to six weeks making commis-
sioning possible by yearend.
It was pointed out that
the government is in the pro-
cess of honouring its prom-
ise to pay all expenses to
bring the situation at the new
site in line with that which
obtained at the old site when
work was aborted.
"CPayment claims were re-
ceived from both the contrac-
tor, Courtney Benn Contract-
ing Services Limited
(CBCSL) Consultant, Vikab
Engineering Consultants
Limited (VECL)," the release
said, adding: "'These final
claims total approximately
G$20M and should be ready
for payment early in the
month of July. The first pay-
ment claim for 2008 will be
paid by the European Delega-
tion early next month."

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from page 14
According to
Rampersaud, based on
the feedback he has
been having, the show
has made a great im-
pact on its listeners
and is becoming more
widely accepted by
the public. He is also
well-received, he said,
by advertisers.
His familiarity
with the type of music
he features, he said, is
as a result of the
amount of time he
spent around music in
his boyhood years. He
also credits his knowl-
edge of the various
genres of music to
having his own per-
sonal archives and
Matts Record Bar,
which he says pro-
vides him with a com-
petent and reliable ser-
Through his relevi-
sion programme on
Channel 18/Cable 69,
be showcases Indian
and soul music and
various current issues
such as the 'Grow
More' campaign and
the various, institu-
tions at which one can
further one's studies,
such as the accounting
school, Cacique, which
facilitates rtuition for
CAT and ACCA~ in
Rampersaud, who
began: ~his- career- by
co-btisting ';apping
with the Public' with
Obt ?Sharma;. lauitiched~
out to engage ~IP differ-
ent ventures that in-
c~lrade vitrio sridel;
pendenlt showk and to-
itevidi s -with
Ottyali'a':s ]te presi;,
dentDr Cheddi Jagas,
-the first feti~rle Attir
ney G~ene 11 in!n the
Calibbean, dopumenta-
riees 'and' vrriouis 48--
tures on topigal issues
among others:
He" is corr~ently
coptemtplating hosting
artistes- and the vari-
ous~ officials involved.
in the upcoming Gacib-
bean Festival of Cre-
ative- Arts
held in Auguist. The
objective behind 'Mu-
sic from the Heart', he
said, is to provide mu-
sic with a difference
that appeals to people.
The programme is
one that most
Guyanese look forward
to because of the na-
ture of the music. In
today's society that is
saturated with music
unfit for listening
pleasure, IMusic from
the Heart is a welcome
change, in that it pro-
vides quality mulsic
sad entertainment to
the Guyanese people.

7/nW000 '116'1 PM

Festival City residents on CARIFE STA X



"For us, it's like Christ-
mas coming back again;
Christmas in August"
This was the reaction of Mr.
Lance Baptiste, an executive
member of an organization
called the CARIFESTA Planning
Committee of Festival City
when asked about their involve-
ment in CARIFESTA X due to
kick off here in another 46 days.
Lance Baptiste lives in Fes-
tival City, a little conimunity of
about 250 or so households in
the North Ruimveldt suburbs,
and like the other families who
reside in the neighbourhood has

good reason to feel the way he
does because the houses they all
live in were first occupied by
visiting artistes who came here
from all across the globe back in
1972 to participate in the first
ever Caribbean Festival of the
Creative Arts.
To show how honoured
they feel at being associated
with such an august event,
they've planned a special
programme of activities to cel-
ebrate the alliance, as well as the
return of CARIFESTA to these
shores after 36 years.
There was no mistaking

Baptiste's excitement when he
spoke to the Chronicle last
Wednesday about the
committee's plans flor
CARIFESTA X. What was even
more heartening was that his
sentiments were reflective of the
mood of other residents in the
community, some of whom
were either not born yet, or too
young to recall what Ftic l j
City was like back then.
Except, perhaps, gfr those
with an exceptional sense of re-
call like Ramesh Singh, who
was barely three when his par-
ents took him and his siblings

to live in Festival City back in
'72. "The houses were new...
fresh," ~he recalled. "It was a
very. exciting time for me as a
Ramesh, who's come back
home to live after spending
some time abroad, is also part
of the planning committee and
just as enthusiastic as the other
members and residents.
Among activities the com-
mittee has in store for the Au-
gust event is the enhancement of
the entire neighbourhood with
the aid of banners and buntings
and miniature Guyana flags and

suchlike, and the staging of cul-
tural and sporting events in
Festival City itself before and
during the festival. -
Events in the area of sports
will include track and field, cy-
cling, football and basketball and
have a number of attractive
prizes up for grabs, while a
proposed essay competition
will only be open to youths and
residents of Festival City and
its environs. The topics for
this competition will all be re-
lated to CARIFESTA so pro-
spective entrants would be well
advised to bone up on the sub-
ject as much as they can.
Activities on the folksy side
will include camp fires, 'queh-
queh', Afian and Indian drum-
ming, storytelling and a fashion
show in which the participants
will wear clothing and fashion
from yesteryear. "We're talking
about fashion like the 'can-can'
dresses and beaver hats and so
on," explained Ms. Juliet
Belgrave, who is in charge of
this aspect of things.
Deputy Mayor of
Georgetown, Mr. Robert Will-
iams, who is also on the plan-
ning committee, said they have
succeeded in acquiring enough
paint so that every house in the
community can be given a face-
lift, and that measures are being

wht";.i v'"::s the ':::": t
clean up their parapets and
drains. .
The general idea, it is said,
is to traosfonn the area ht sa
cent of the way it was in 1972.
Plans are also in train to refur-
bish the nameplate on each and
every street, many of whicl re-
flect the country of origin of the

particular delegation billeted
there in '72.
According to the deputy
mayor, Flying Fish Street was
named after the Barbadian del-
egation which lived there; Hum-
mingbird after the Trinidadian
delegation; Blue Mountain after
the Jamaican contingent; Nut-
meg for the Grenadianis, and so
"The streets are still known
by these names, but the name-
plates became obliterated due to
the passage of time," Wiliams
said. "These nameplates are to
be refurbished for all to see; to
bear witness to the historic link-
age between Festival City and
CARIFESTA," he added.
The planning committee is
to meet with the National
CARIFESTA Committee to en-
sure that their activities do not
clash with any of the planned
national events. "We are supple-
menting the Festival; not having
a separate CARIFESTA," Will-
iams said.
Back in 1972, Festival City
was described a city within a
city. It was self-conta~ined in
that it had its own bank, post
office, doctors and nurses, po-
lice station, fire service, laundry
depot, restaurants and a 24-hour
canteen service.
The only sad thing about

dents who were there at the
beginning have either died or
migrated. "There is a sort of
va unn h re eBut ha sr not

the quality of the effort we
are putting in to celebrate
the linkage between
CARIFESTA and Festival
City," he said.

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tions of Guyanese culture have
remained stagnant, confused,
and controlled by the easy as-
sumption that Guyanese cul-
ture is simply all its various eth-
nic characteristics brought from
our diverse past in Pre-
Columbian America, Europe,
Africa, India, and elsewhere.
This idea seemed valid be-
cause it was repeatedly propa-
gated (since the Post-Colonial
1966 Independence era) that
throughout the decades of colo-
nial British Guiana, citizens
were merely imitating Western-
European values in social
behaviour, the Arts, and in busi-
ness methods.
Consequently, after Inde-
pendence it was said, and often
written, that we simply had to
"go back" and reclaim all our
various cultural customs that
Western colonialism had inhib-
ited or ignored, and all these di-
verse and distinct ethnic quali-
ties and values would constitute
the birth of a Guyanese culture.

This, of course, is not re-
ally so, and the philosophy of
reclaiming or reviving one's
ethno-cultural past, once inhib-
ited by Western colonialism,
was really a political idea geared
to politically exljoit thfe 'old
world' differences_ among
Guyanese of diterse, origins.
rather than a vahid and nanlon-
ally cohesive attitude towards
creating Guyanese culture.
The truth of the matter is
that Guyanese culture had be-
gun to emerge authentically in
the arts of architecture, paint-
ing, creativeli~tethturb:! andfolk
music, since Whi: nearly 20th
Century colo~nial era...M
What wasn't thiat made
these art-foimsi~tcit'tamples
of Gu\ anese culture ni
SIf we start. \itli~f~lyanese
folk songs like 'llitililGyal' for
example or G'Canjalithi', what
strikes us Hs I ditstinctly
Guyanese iks~thk tralisfljrmation
of antique oral/choialr'patterns
inherited from Africa, Oriental


CREATING a Guyanese cul-
ture seems to be what many
people really have in mind
when they emphasise sup-
porting and celebrating nu-
merous local qualities in the
Arts, and business derived
from local products, as op.
posed to always mentioning
and praising items and
achievements that originate
Yet, the construction and
`celebration of this desired
Guyanese culture remains an
elusive reality more spoken of,
argued and speculated about
than achieved. The chief reason
for this is because since the late
1960s. Post-Colonial era, defini-

charits, even Portuguese hymnal
chords into contemporary songs,
evoking village life with sensual
dancing girls across the
Guyanese coast, and the isolated
camps of gold and diamond seek-
ers, called 'Pork-knockers', who
invented playful and amusing
rhymes to verses sung about life
in the lonely Guyanese hinter-
land. If we compare these folk
songs with folk songs from Af-
rica, the Orient, or Europe, we
would see how these inherited
art-forms have been modified
and adjusted to the new reality
of living in Guyana.
Unfortunately, we have
lost the popular use of some
memorable songs, for ex-
ample 'Ganjamani'", which
was once heartily sung even
by the Police Male Voice
Choir, which, like everyone
else, simply liked the won-
derful choral melody of the
song, until in the 1970s when
a group of young Georgetown
artists, upon closely~studying
the song, realized that 'Ganja'
meant marijuana (no one at that
time knew the word 'Gania', but
other terms like 'weed', 'herb',
'spliff', etc), and the song's line:
"Ganjamani aye,
Ganjamani oh, giinme one
shilling, Ganjamani", really
meant that a pork-knocker
was purchasing a shilling's
worth of .marijuana from a
supposedly Portuguese hin-
terland shopkeeper named
Mani. In thel970s, when an
artist printed a smoker's pipe
with the word Ganjamani
stenciled above it, the au-
thorities became aware of the
song's implication and it was
banished from radio and pub-
lic performance. Neverthe-
less, the song evoked and im-
plied some distinct habits
concerning pork-knockers iso-
lated in the remote interior of
Guyana's landscape, where
they must have quietly dis-
covered the staggering beauty
and appreciation of countless
things associated with
Guyana's natural beauty. -
its skies, sunlight and moon-

light on rocks, water, fauna
and flora, etc under the in-
fluence of the magical plant
which heightens one's sen-
sory qualities and powers of
observation, obviously leading to
the creation of this folk song
based on an obvious harmless
desire for the plant by` pork-
knockers in the past.
In fact, the colonial au-
thorities in British Guiana at
the beginning of the 20th
Century turned a blind eye to
the public sale of the plant's
famous leaves at eight cents
a bundle by East Indian ven-
dors outside the Stabroek
Market, and it was' also said
that opium dens were used by
a number of indentured Chi-
nese servants on Lombard
Street back in those days.
These were non-Western
ethnic customs brought here
by indentured servants and
associated with ancient herbal
skills, such as the preparation
of the Indian snack, 'Bhahg',
whereby the plant was ground
into a paste for sweet cakes,
or drunk as a tea for medici-
inal purposes long before its
notorious reputation today as
an abused 'drug', taken ad-
vantage of for huge commer-
cial purposes, leading to
criminal developments and of-
ten violent behaviour.
The creation of a
Guyanese culture finds its
highest methods in tropical
forms of wooden architecture,
contemporary painting, cre-
ative fiction and poetry, and
hopefully later in film-making
.This is possible because
painting, fiction, poetry, and
film-making allows for a. fo-
cused emphasis on visual and
linguistic description, also
narrative methods which
speculate imaginatively on
the evolution of Guyanese
culture. In so far as most lo-
cal song-writing and play-
writing may lay stress on dia-
lect and the use of Creolese,
it tends to replay or stagnate
at what is already popular,
mundanely familiar and self-

conscious, for simple enter-
tainment purposes.
Whereas contemporary
painting, fiction, poetry,
and film-making may open
doors to an endless explora-
tion of formal artistic styles
which can advance and en-
rich the social and personal
benefits of creating
Guyanese culture.
In Guyanese painting,
one of the first and best
Guyanese artists who visu-
ally grasped the identity of
the Guyanese coastal land-
scape with its distinct
Guyanese agricultural struc-
tures, was the brilliant
watercolourist Reggie
Sharples. It was Sharples
who discovered and
emphasised the significant
reality of the coastal sky's
blank dominance, and in nlu-
merous watercolours,
Guyanese, including hinter-
land Amerindians, become
smoothly integrated with
their surrounding landscape.
The human figure does
not dominate but comple-
ments its natural and culti-
vated Guyanese surround-
ings. In .the 1930s
wratercolour painting repro-
duced here, 'In The rice
Fields, Berbice', Sharples
captured the stark mono-
chromatic sky, contrasting
it with yellow rice ponders
sharply rendered in geomet-
ric forms, adding the colour
of muddy water and up-
turned soil.
His Indian rice field
girls are ethnically iden-
tified only by the central
position of. one in her
head garment, while the
remainder of both their
clothes bears no refer
ence to original Indian
fashions. The fresh,
stark, minimal quality of
this Guyanese watercolor
of the 1930s is therefore
nothing less than a visua
signifier of distinc
Guyanese culture in the


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Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

Creadag a Ony~b~~aanese

# Mnr (Part I)

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008 ,.. i


I A'~rt 60#w h WRS ad R
I've been seeing someone for a while now and he's only just told me he has a
five-year-old daughter he hasn't seen since her birth. I believe he should be involved with his
daughter and that I should step back so I don't keep him from her any longer. How do I teH
Anon I

This is his problem, not yours, and he's the only one who can solve it. If you're in an established
relationship with this man, you're in it together. That doesn't mean stepping back to free him; it means
stepping forward with him or towards the child he had with another woman. The fact he's told you
about hrs daughter suggests he's thinking about meeting her. Let him know your willingness to meet
the child with him or; if he prefers, to be there in the wings. You don't say whether he had the child with
someone else during your relationship if he did, that will obviously make it more difficult. But chil-
dren have a way of getting in under your defences. She's part of her father's hife; if you really can't
accept her then you'd be well-advised to walk away.

Onl fl

Six months ago, I broke up with my boyfriend of seven years. I was with him through my
adolescence, so I had to grow up fast. Recently, I fell in love with a new man for the first time.
Then he told me he had a partner. He says she's rich and they haven't had sex for two years,
so we just texted. Then, last month, I bumped into him on a train and my feelings came back.
I've agreed to meet him. What should I do?

Being glued to a partner through your teens doesn't make you grow up. On the contrary, it can
hold you back from experience not just sexual but emotional, social and intellectual. It can also stop
you from about learning your own strengths and weaknesses and making your own mistakes. In
short, it can keep you from knowing yourself: To know and to be true to yourself is a fair definition of
maturity, and you are not there yet. It's ironic that you met this guy on a train, because you now risk
even greater delays. You need tro know more about yourself and him. Why, for example, has he
stayed with his partner? Does her wealth have anything to do with it? If it does, do you admire him for
that? He says they haven 't had sex in two years; don t you wonder if she?'d say the same? And assum-
ing they don 't have sex or children, what DO they have? You need to know a lot more about this man
before you can trust him.

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IGN CB is requesting the under-mentioned persons to kindly
Inake contact with our office at lot 77 Croal Street and Winter
Place, Stabroek, Georgetown or at telephone numbers 226-7509
or 225-6971 in relation to Jutdthments carded by the High

of GNCB.
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West Coast Demerara
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:-age II

Not dati

I broke up with my boyfriend
three weeks ago. I was with
him for over three years, but
the relationship broke down
because he continued to act
like a single man and had af-
mars y fried are pus in
I don't know hif am ray. I'm
Really nervous. The other day
I went on a date, but he has
not called me since and it's
upsetting. And my 'ex' is still
Ssen ing me ema ls. I keep
Them, but I don't reply.

An upsetting break-up can
Leave you feeling as emotionally
Fragile as 'a bereavement. You
need to reboot your self-esteem,
and consciously remaining
Single speeds up the healing
proci's. If you instantly rico-
chet into a rebound fling, you're
Simply transferring all your vul-
nerability on to the new man and
rel mgK onr hun~ to lift your confi-
Je~nce- a recipe / .r self-destruc-
nion Your n em, outr with a guy
anrJ he didn t call you. The real
reason you're upset is that he 's
jrjus triugere~d those post-
brealkupl ursrcu~~raes again and

y ppV''~'"
in your 'ex' onto him. In fact,
you should have taken his num-
her; so you are always mn con-

You say your 'ex' still sends
you emails ifyour say you have
moved on, then why, for good-
ness sake, can't you even bear to
erase insignificant connections
with him. The delete key is in-
credibly liberaturig. Use it.
Also, newly singles often flip

int "I o tt prove ca nstl
ing two fingers up to your 'ex'
and saying "Somebody else
wants me. Once you stop both-
ering about what he will or will
not think, then you know you're
ready to move on.

I am 24 and have been with
my boyfriend for nearly two
years. He talks to me like
I'm rubbish and has hit me.
Even when he's mece, I can't
relax because of what he's
done in the past. He has had
a rough upbringing and I un-
oestn wee his agr
he's promised to change, he
never does. I want him out
ot my life. I've tried to leave,
but I'm so afraid of being
kInely that I always go back.

Come on girl; get a grip of
this situation. There is only one
thing to do about an abusive re-
lationship leave before it gets
worse. It's time to sort out your
feelings, not about him, but
abu ioref lo u sa nt a
name anything lonelier than be-
ing with a man who makes you

cuse for his bad behaviour.
Above all, don't start a pattern
of falling for abusive men that
could darken the rest of your
life. Concentrate on equipping
yourself with knowledge and
skills that will bring challenging
work, understanding friends -
and, eventually, faithful love.

too afraid to relax? A man who
talks to you as if you were 'rub-
bish'? And hits you? You stand
on the threshold of a bright fu-
turd* don't start out with a big
Mistake; don't mistake violence
for strength; don 't mistake one
contributing cause h:s
troubled childhood for an ex-

7/4/2008, 6:30 PM

-By Simony


ing ready .

re-opened the wounds. You're
projecting our disa ointment

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Guyana Power & Light I

Unserved Areas Electrification Programme
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Procurement of Transmission & Distr ~ution

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Also found in his possession
was the paper bag on which the
householder's wife had written.
RANDOLPH de Mendonca, some degree of force that there comes even more apparent. Both the appellant and his wife
who in 1967 allegedly stole a was overwhelming evidence The facts of the case dis- were charged.
quantity of foreign currency against the appellant, in that closed that early one moinmg, In her evidence, the
from a house resulting in a found in his possession were a householder and his wife were hueodrswf a adta
joint charge of burglary and articles positively identified by awakened by the presenciy of an shechoulde' note identify the in
larceny against him and his the owner, and [that] the jury, intruder mn their house. Th~e in~ truerC~d o beauenf the wa mskd
reputed wife, was convicted by having convicted him, must truder was able to make good However, a detective constable
the jury who found the wife have rejected his explanation of his escape, taking with him cer- subsequently testified that in
not guilty. his possession of those ar- tain foreign currency notes his presence and hearing, she
Dissatisfied, however, with ticles." which had been kept me paper had positively identified the
the conviction and sentence, de It also held that when it bag which bore~i the apelnatheoicstin

of Criminal Appeal, then consti- that lus accomplice had given written on one of the notes. appellant, upon hearing the al-
tuted by Chancellor Edward him the articles to keep, which Later the said morning, the legation, had threatened the
Luckhoo and Justices of Appeal she herself admitted, and that appellant and his reputed wife woman, householder
Guya Persaud and Victor Crane. the jury had acquitted her, the were arrested, and on his per- In reviewing the evidence, the constable
The court held that among inconsistency of the verdict in son was found some foreign the trial judge drew attention to jury to resol~
other things: convicting the applicant and ac- currency, including the one the obvious disparity between The ApI
"It could be argued with quitting the other prisoner be- marked by the householder. the evidence of the ta:

Appeal court frees masked burglar

the articles mentioned in the indict-
ment missing, the clear inference
being that the person who made his
escape was the person who had
committed the offence of burglary
and larceny.
Both parties said they didn't
recognize the person who made his
escape, although they were both
sure that it was a man. In fact, in
the course of her evidence, Savitri
Chand said: "I was not in a posi-
tion to recognize the person. He
bad a handkerchief tied around his
The incident allegedly oc-
curred around -2:30 am on Septem-
ber 10. Later that same day, Jus-
tice Persaud said, Savitri Chand
went to the Albion Police Station
where she was able to identify both
the marked notes and the money-
bags as being some of the items
discovered missing earlier that
As he pointed out, there was
noevidencethatSavitri Chandhad
identified anyone during the course

oee tat enoe adonbeen hed. ort
Detective Constable Smith had
averred that not only did she posi-

tat w n sh wen tpt the Hoi
station, the appellant and his re-
puted wife were sitting in the en-
qunries offce, and upon seeing him,
Savitri Chand tumed to Smith and
"This is the same man I saw
in my bedroom." Whereupon, the
appellant jumped up and said in a
threatening manner."Yourhusband
is a businessman; be careful of what
you are saying."
Cautioning that it was to be
noted that the evidence in question
was not given by Savitri Chand,
Justice Persaud said:
"There is no doubt in our
minds that there has been a misdi-
rection, or rather, an omission to
direct on unimportant issue on this
case, and the question remains
whether this non-direction has re-
sulted in a unscamrage of justice."
A miscarriage of justice,
he went on to explain, "oc-
curs not only where the
court comes to the conclu-
sion that the verdict of the
jury was wrong, but also
when it is of the opinion that
the mistake of fact, or omis-
sion on the part of the judge,
may reasonably be consid-
ered to have brought about
that verdict, and when on the
whole of the facts and with
a correct direction, the jury
might fairly and reasonably
have found the appellant not
He said that this being
the case, he and his
learned colleagues were
"not satisfied that on a
proper direction, the jury
would inevitably have re-
turned a verdict of guilty."

() i( n the interest of fair-
play towards the accused, the
trial judge should have excluded
evidence of the nature referred
to, where there is nothing in the
evidence to indicate that the ac-
cused had admitted any part of
the accusation;
(ii) even if he felt con-
strained to leave the
constable's evidence to the jury, ~
he should have told them that
the appellant's response
amounted to a dental which ren-
dered the accusation nugatory;
(iii) in view .of the
appellant's explanation that he
had received the articles from
his reputed wife and her con-
firmation of this, the court did
not feeljustified in applying the
proviso, as the jury had acquit-
ted the latter.

matio hat tbhe apa wass al
Senior Counsel Mr F R
Wil er snte se ap elat
apared for the Crown.
Justice of Appeal Mr Guya
Persaud delivered thejudgment.
In so doing, he noted
that the appellant was
charged together with his re-
puted wife for burglary and lar-
ceny, the particulars of the of-
fence being that they broke and
entered the dwelling house of
one Cyril Chand, and stole a
quantity of jewellery and
money, the property of the said
Cyril Chand. The money in-
cluded foreign notes, notably, a
Canadian dollar, an American
dollar, and a Dutch guilder, all
Sof which were kept in two pa-
per money bags which bore the
handwriting of Savitri Chand,
the wife of Cyril Chand. One of
the notes had also been written i
on by Cyril Chand. ,
A report was made to the po..
lice soon after the loss was discov< !
ered. On the same morning, the
appellant and his reputed wife were
seen on the ferry crossing from
New Amsterdam to Rosignol.
'Ihey were apprehended and on the
person of deMendonca, the appel-
lant, was found some money, in-
cluding the marked note, an~emeri-.
candollar, aDutch guilder, andthe
two paper moneybags which
Savitri Chand claimed were the
ones she had written on, and which
were among the artcles stolen.
The evidence given at the trial
by the householders was that they
were disturbed while asleep, and
that recognizing that there was an
intruder in theit home, shouted for
"Thief!" Thereupon, the intruder,
who was a man, made his escape.
Upon making checks, they found

's wife and that of
le and invited the
ve it.
pellate Court held


GO-operative Repubhic of Guyana
SSocial Statistics and Policy Analyrsis Project
Office of the President
Credit No. G~Y-0070

Project ID No. LO1516/SF-GY
1. The Giovernment of G~uyana (GOG) has received financing from the .Inter
American Development Banki (1ADB) for th~e Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project. The
nbjet~tive of thle programme is to enhance data collection between the Bureau of` Statistics and the
social sector line ministries. Part of the proceeds will be -used for the purchasing of eqluipment as
Stated below:

'The GjOG hereby invites sealed tenders from eligible and qualified bidders for the
supply, delivery, configumration and installation of the above equipment.
2. Bidding will becondlucted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures,
aso spcfe in- nPe Ircrmn tot 203 n s en to atll bidders. subject to the

3. Interested eligible bidders can uplift bid documents with Equipment Specifications and
thle tennis and conditions from the address provided below in pnaragraph #8 from Friday,
July 04t, 2008 to Friday, July 1 1, 2008 during normal wrorking: hours.
4. Biddersquali fiction requirement- include theflollow~ing:
Valid Certificates of Complilance fromnthleNational insurance Scheme(CNIS)
Valid Certificates of Complilance from the Guyana RevenIue Author-ity (GRA)\

5. T'he above certificates must be included as part of the bid submission.
6. Electronic bidding will not.be acceptable. Also,1late submissionlofbidsiwill be rejected.
All bids must be accompanied by a Fixed Bid Security of G$500,000
Bids must be submritted no later than July l 5, 2008 at 8:30 am to thec:
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board,
Ministry of Finance,
Main an~d Urqjuhlart treet~s,
7.; Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose
to attend the open ing at the above stated address.
8. For f~urthler in fonnat ion and clarifitcation please contact the:
Procuremlent Officer
Social Statistics and Policy Analysis Project (SSPA)
Police Coordination and Programme Management Uinit ( PCPIMU)
Office ofthc President
New Cardenl1and South Koadl
Gjeorgetown, Gjuyana.
E sail tip0 ~cc a ~yuloo~o m

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

Page V


AII proposals must 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
Friday 25'h July 2008.

Late Proposals will be rejected. Proposals will be opened in the presence of the
suppliers' representatives who choose to attend in person at 14:00 hours on the
closing date. AII proposals must be accompanied by valid GRA~and NIS
Compliance Certificates.


Seymour (Guyana), performed
by Jamal LaRose.
Section Three, 'Between
and Betwixt the Journey Parts
I to IX' ran like this: 'Jaqjhat'
by Rooplall Monar
(Guyana), Alim Hoesin; 'Dat

seepage XXI

formed Francis Quamina Far~
rier; 'Earth is Brown' by
Shana Yardan (Guyana), per-
formed by Evan Persaud; and
'West Indian Dance' by A J

AT the end of the programme,
members of the audience sat
still for awhile, as if stuck to
their seats, transformed and
transfixed by an .awesome
display of literature corning
alive; unwll~ing to let go of
the evening, unwilling break
the spell, unwilling let go of
the mood and the moment
That was how The Jour-
ney, ~An Evening of Literature,
Part X ended two Thursdays
ago' at Castellani House. The
theme for Part X of The Jour-
ney was Looking Forward and
Back: Heralding CARIFESTA X
and Looking Back at 'The Jour-
ney' Parts l-1X.
The event started with an
emotional performance of the
poem, 'I Love You, Child-
hood', written by Venezuelan
poet, Vicente Gerbasi and read
by Paulette Paul.

All but one of the selec-
tions for Section One of the `
programme were taken from~a
remarkable collection' of writing
edited by AJ Seymour for
CARIFESTA '72 in Guyana,
'New Writing in the Carib-
bean'. .
The other selections in
Section One were 'Arawak
Prologue' by Basil McFarlane
(Jamaica); 'Bajan Litany 'by
Bruce St John (Barbados);
'Love Letter' (originally titled
'Bmet') by Fardin (Haiti); 'A
Country Club Romance' by
Derek Walcott (St. Lucia); and '
'The Man, the River & the
Wind' by Ivan Forrester
These pieces were per-
formed by Davina Lowe,
Henry Rodney, Russel
Lancaster, Ron Robinson and
Paloma Mohamed respectively.

Higue' by Wordworth
McAndrew (Guyana) per-

'Bajan Litany', performed
by Henry Rodney and a cho-
rale, was a masterfully cho-
reograiphed display of simple
words transformed into
graphic images.
In Section Two, labelled
'Another L'ife Writers Gone
to the Great Beyond', we paid
tribute to a number of writ-
ers who were involved in past
editions of the Caribbean Fes-
tival of Arts, 11amely Roy
Heath and Won7rdsworth
iVcAndrew, who died re-
cently, and Louise Bennett,
Shana Yardan and A J
The order of this section
ran like this: 'Miss Mabel's'
Funeral' by Roy Heath
(Guyana) performed Kencil
Banwari; 'The Scholar' by
Louise Bennett (Jamaica) per-
formed Jamal LaRose; 'Ole

a. Server
b. Desktop Comnputers
c:. Flart-bed Scannerr
dl.Sheet- Fed-Scanner
e. Laptop Computer
F. UPS Unit



Proposals are invited from reputable Security Companies for the supply of
security services to several GPL sites in Regions 4, 5, 6 and 7. *

Tender documents can be obtained during normal working
May 2008 from: .

hours from Friday 4'h

Contracts and Supplies Manager
Guyana Power & Light Inc.
;40 Main Street, Georgetown

GP L's Web Site at www.gplinc. com

Complete proposals must be submitted in a plain sealed
identification of the tenderer and shall clearly mark on the
"Proposal for the Supply of Security Services".

AII proposals shall be addressed to:
Tender Board,
Guyana Power & Light Inc.
257-259 Middle Street, Georgetown

envelope bearing no
top, left hand corner,

7/4/2008, 6:32 PM




a13,t X

xecurrt~7 Iv

Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.

11 I

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites
interested Patrties to Tender for th~e Sutypply of

Cutlasses, Cane Knives & 8" Files Dust Mist Respirators
Cutlass & Cane Knife Sheaths Long Rubber Boots
Yatching BocaD Green & Khaki Overalls
Canvas Water Bags
Closing date for Tender will be F~ridaly July 11., 200)8 at 2:00 pm

Tender Package canl be purchased from
Purchzasing :Manag~e-:ieer-Geeal at the address below:

Mild Steel Plates

Du st Extracti ng U nit for Bla i rmont Factory
Juice Flow Control System for Rose Hall Factory

These products should be supplied in- accordance with specifications and
requirements detailed in Tender Documents.

Bid closing dates are specified in the Separate Tender Packages.

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted fromtnhe Purchasing Manager -Factory
at the address belowv:

Materials Management Department
Factory Section
East Coast Iemerara.
Telephone No.: (59)2)-222-2910, 3163
F'ax N o.: (592)-222-3 322



1 1V S ot jumping to conrcinc-
Ssions may~ be; a virtueP, butl
orthat doesn 't make a virtue of
ignoring the obvious. We
1 1 need to prize the obvious and
Sact uponl it. Every morning
Syou ignored footfallls lear-
ing his bedroom, he thought
Syou were accepting this ar-
' '' ' rangement.
'' ' ' 'The reulrsionl you exupe
'' '' 'rientcedl whenl youl found out
'' '' 'the trutlh is thle samrle r-evull-
'' ' sionl which compl~elled( your to
'" "seek thre truthll. Now~ your ar~e
'' looking to underlcistand his ex.
planaition~s arnd determined
'yourr iPreponse.
Evidenlce sulggestsr that
human(Is don't reasonI very
well. And whn:o we~ ehlgcie in
;r;; moti~arted reasonzing
searching for- plausible argr-
'`7 I ments to julstifi' our actions -
rsn our reasoning is even
) I~i wor~se. His explarnationls to
I.sm your justrjifyg hisr behaviour

i;~s a&

Th Guan Suga Coprto n.ivtssial ulfe
Manfatuer an upir o edrfrfllwn edr

Page VI

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

arre mlor-e thanr poor; they atrec
They dlon't explainl how~
yor arrived at believ'ing you
wlere i, anr exclursive r~elationl-
ship) with'f himl. They don't ex-
pIlain why/? you1 wereC ledl to be-
lieve thlis relationshrlip woss
mnov~ing to the next level.
They don't exp~lainl why he
thinlks he( canrr hav~e y;or andl
his houlsekeeper.
The first time? someone
asks you to accept the unac-
ceptable, it won't be the last
timne. It is the first time in
a never--ending series.
Though it's obvious the time
for slapping his face has
passed, you will be kicking
yourself if you don't leave
W'ayne & Tamara


*Supply of Annual Materials Requirement

Materials Management Department
O~gle Estate
Ogle, East Coast Deeracrra.
llp one: 59 22222-31t61, 31 62


ld~ PI.:6 .dilc'~~8\~

Page 6 & 23.p65


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The public is hereby notified that the Consular Section
of the British High Commission will be closed on
Monday 14 July 2008.
The section will resume normal working hours from
Tuesday 15 July.
The British High Commission regrets any
inconvenience caused.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. Request
proposal for:
IT ODeratlaons Managemernt
0outo 0.

Closing date for Tender will be Thursday July 24,
2008 at 2:00 pm

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

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
'Telepl~ione: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322

The Tender Document can be downloaded from
Guysuco's Website at http:/www~uysucccom
kindly click on "Invitation to Tnder





SThe Tesurgenc Of TB in Guy'ana
+= Death Certific~ate "the correct approach to writing this
necessary document"
. Cardiac Disease (The Guyana Experience)
+ Carcinoma of the Cervixe
+ Abortion Methodo~log

5 OMYJE Cyed~its offered
Present ed ~by the Gruyana MVedical Coun~cil
.II. 1 :i:~ J-- l I:-

Department for

Effectivee 8 July the UK D~epatrtment For International
Development (DFID) Giuyana Office can be contacted
on telephone numbers 225 5492 / 5493 / 9496 / 9498
.Fax # 226 3360

Persons calling 226 58891/4 will not be able to contact

SDFID's postal address rediains the same
44 Main Street, Georgetown :
Mj~anagemeicnt .

I _

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

As regards dental treat-
ment, nothing should be
forced on you; your situation
should be analysed and dis-
cussed to arrive at appropri-
ate, cost-effective solutions.
You and your dentist should
work together to create the
best results; that is the key,
if you do not want to waste
your money. I do not have to
tell you how important it is
to spend you money wisely
today in Guyana.
cao Itel yo eo laym t iel
I made an ~'easy sale' by sug-
gesting that a patient replace an
old filling, crown or bridge. In
fact, most of the dentists I've
talked to chose the same 'easy'
sale. Unfortunately, offering the
'replacement' has become stan-
dard practice. And while a new
dentist works hard to generate
his practice (I've been a prac-
ticing dentist for 20 years), sell-
ing unnecessary replacement is
an easy way to do it. But an
older relative once told me,
"You cannot be a little bit dis-
honest. Either you are or you
The first time a dentist
provides an unnecessary ser-
vice, he doesn't sleep that
night. By the next morning,
rationalisation will have set in
and everything feels fine. He
gets to the point where he ac-
tually enjoys the game. He
never thought it could be so
simple to earn great money! He
actually feels proud of himself
He (or she) actually has a li-
cence to achieve financial
miracles.... legally. Suddenly,
it's possible to take care of per-
sonal financial obligation by
jus suggesting procedures to
With few exceptions
the average dental office today
bears little resemblance to the
one your parents visited, or
fled from in panic. State-of-the-
art treatment tools and tech-
niques have nearly eliminated
the discomfort associated with
various procedures, from fillings
tnoalroo canals, relgtn tra o-
len un-speed dils pr va-
old drills had a vibration that
significantly contributed to the
unpleasantness of the experi-
ence. Today, the sound feay
stinlb armoy ngbu te pp -
-ful. Gone are the days of unc~on-
trolled clouds of tooth dust.
hammer and chisel extracuous
and the use of amalgam filling
materials squeezed lato tde

dentist's hand. Novocain and ni-
trous oxide plus oxygen have
been supplemented by numbing
gels, anti-anxiety medications
and other local anesthetics that
dull pain for 90% of the people
who previously couldn't be
There is no doubt both
dentists and patients have ben-
efited greatly by the advances in
technology. You do, however,
need to be aware of the poten-
tial for abuse: Over treatment
and ovrcU f ately, the ad-
vances in new technology make
it easier for a dentist to scare his
pure patients/consumers and to
convince them to agree to more
unnecessary treatments.
A fairly new invention,
the intraoral camera, can take are
of a dentist for life. The intra

oral camera is a digital camera
which fits into your mouth and
is a truly pctical tool for md-
ern den istr and has greatmedu-
caina and dig tc valu isn
adton to wrdtoa X-a
efit than for that of their pa-
tients. A dentist will never tell
you many serviceable restora-
ti ns can bemad to lok~gt
when magnified by a factor of
50 on a TV monitor. I bought
one of these modern gadgets

when I attended the American
delital association's meeting in
San Francisco, California last
October. I have a TV in my
dental office in front of the pa-
tientabhat thiengcan I ok at? wh
cricket is being played, we en-
joy the game. But if I place the
mntra oral camera in their mouth'
they can see on that very TV
screen everything in their
mouth magnified 50 times.
Modern technology is in-
deed remarkable, but patients
can often be misguided into
paying unnecessarily high fees
for unnecessary work when
confronted and confused by
such equipment in the offices
of unscrupulous dentists. It is
important to ask astute ques-
tions, do research, and seek al-
ternative opinions when em-
barking on questionable deci-
Like every other service
provided by professionals, we
should be careful not to be
duped. If you have been to a
private dentist and he or she
has suggested a treatment
that you are not sure of or
comfortable with, including
the fees proposed, feel free
to e-mail me for advice at

Venue ~--?Hotel~ Tower
Sunday' 6"'' July
8:30 AM (Registration)


7/4/2008, 6:34 PM

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be: duped.


The Dentist Advises


.... see page IX



1225-5912 225-~7174

1225-6508 227-5204

225-7082 227-521 6

The pubhec is hereby informed that jall late payments of tax
will Attract interest. The interest ra e for the 3' urd e ~l
1, 20 8- September 30, 2008) is 1 .71% per annum.

The calculation of this interest rate is based on the prime
lending rate as published by the Bank of Guyana plus 500
basis points.

co-operanive Republne of CGuyana
Ministry of Agriculture
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority
1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Author~ity. Ministry of
Agriculture. invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced
contractors and. suppliers or specialised firms to undertake the
following~ pro j ct.I

a.) SupplyI of Track Type Dozers (Re-Coinditioned) to the
National Drainage and Irrigation Authority.

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

3. Interested eligible bidders may inspect the Biddinlg Documents and
obtain further information from the Office of the Chief Executive
Offcer, National~ Drainage land Irrigation Authority during normal
working hours.
4. Bid, documents can be uplift d from the office of the National~
Drainage and Irrigation Au ~orit~y, Ministry of Agriculture, Rb~gent
Street and Vlissengen Road! Georgretown upon payment of a non-
rpfutidable fee of five thous nd dollars ($5,000) in favour of the
fenrnianent Secrtayi' f etarM sr fgicu lture for each bid document.
5. id s al e ub ite:i a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identificattion of the Bidde~r and marked on the top left-hand corner
"Tendejr for "i i
liids shall be addressed to: I

lhe iChairman
Njationtal Procurement and Tender Administration Board

Mi ad qhar Streets
Geor town

and deposited in te teh~der box at th~e ~abve address nrot later than
pem09:00 h onttd -Tuesdp), 15'" July,; 2008. Electronic bidding will not be
permtte. Lte i swill be rejected
6. Bids will be open d in th~e presence of those bidders or their
representatives wl o choose to attend at 09:00 h on Tuesday, July 15th
2008 in the Board uom of the National Procurement and Tendier
Administration Bdiard, M~inistry of Finance ait the above address.

7. All bids must be ac~companied by valid Certificates of Compliance
f'romz the Manager of the Nat-iona flslurance Sch~eme and thle
Commtissioner of the Inland. Revenue Department-

8. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security amounting to not less
than 2% of thle bid sum.

9.The National Procurement and Tender AdlministrIation, Ministry of
Finance, reserves the right tot reject any or all bids without assigming
any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest bid.
Chief Executive Officer
National Dr~ainage and Irrigation Authority

Sutnday Clrrueil july 8, 200

By Leslie Goffe
TO millions of US wrestling
fans, Kofi Kingston is the
first Jamaican wrestler in
World Wrestling Entertain-
ment (WWE). But his real
identity is very different -
because to his family and
friends, he is Kofi Sarkodie-
Mensah from Ghana.
Most wrestling fans have
never heard of the West Afri-

can country, so the wrestling
body decided fight fans would
'be more likely to embrace a
wrestler from the land of Bob
Marley and reggae music.
And so desperate is
Sarkodie-Mensah to become
wrestling's next superstar, he is
willing to deny who he is.
"I was actually born in Ja-
maica -' to be honest, with a
name like Kofi, a lot of people
assume I was born in Ghana,"

he says with a bad Jamaican ac-
cent, but doing his best to stay
in character.
But though he denies it, his
mother Elizabeth the head of
organisation in the US con-
firms that he was indeed born
in Ghana, and not in Jamaica.
The family- only moved to the
US in 1982.
"I told him: 'Kofi, your
cousins watch you on TV in



~Fge MH

Wrestling's lamaican star really from Ghana

,, GUy88 ReVe0Ue AUt Onty
Interest Rate~ for the 3' Quarter 2008





App~lilatipgns are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of.
Gh aribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate
Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the following positions within
thia CIARICOMI Competition Commission with assigned ,duty 'station in

to (i) Senior Legal Counsel
(ii) Senior Economist

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the following
web s ite s-ww~w~caric~o~m~og wwwcaribank~oorg; www~qoec s.org an d

Applications in English Language with tull curriculum details, including
nationality, work experience, educational qlualifications, summary of
professional .skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of
professional publications, coordinates (including e-mail addresses) of
three referees (at least two of whom must be famniliar with the a plicant's
work), and other relevant information, should be addressed to the Adviser,
Human Resource M~lanagement, Caribbean Commnunity Secretariat,
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyania and sent by -email to

Thte Secretariat will commence considering applications from July 12,



Applications; are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of
Caribbean Community ;.,;..TICOM) Member States and Associate Members
of the Caribbean Community to .fill the following positions within the
CARICON I Development Fund (CDF), a newly created- and. independent
.Regional Organrisation.

u~~~~ ~ ~ ~ F-; !' 5.flW'~ *IT+ = ~P lf

(IFB) Guyana
Procurernent of Vehicles

69K3V Transmission Line Project
(No.53 Village Skeldon)
NCB: GPL-PD-04-07/2008
Guya a Ptowe & .ight

1. The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) has received a loan from the
Government of Guiyana, which it intends to use to finance the construction of a
69,000 Volts Overhead Transmission Line between No. 53 Village Sub-station,
Corentyne and GuySuco Sugar Factory, Skeldon, Corentyne,. Berbice.

2. The Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. now invites sealed Bids from suitably
qualified bidders for the supply of Double Cab, 4x4 Diesel Powered Vehicles.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information fromri:
The Projects Manager

232 Middle S~t ee G og town, Guyana
Tel: 592 227-4482; 592 623-3554 Fax: 592 225 5638
Ema il: Imcg reggor gpl inc.com
4. A bid Security of 2% of the tendered amount must be submitted along with the bid.

5. A complete set of -bidding documents in English may be purchased for a non
refundable fee of Five Thousand (GY$5,000) Guyanese Dollars, by interested
bidders on the submission of a written application to the Proctirement & Inventory
IManager, Guyana Power & Light inc. 40 Main Street, Georgetown, during' normal
working'hours from Wednesday July 02, 2008
:6. Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to: The Chairman,
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
and deposited in the Tender Box before 09:00 hours on July 29'h, 2008,
and marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope "Bid for the
Procurement of Vehicles including the words 'do not open before July 29"'
8. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the. suppliers'
representatives who choose to attend in person at 09:00 hours on the closing
date. AII Bids from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and
NIS Compliance Certificates.
9. Electronic bidding will not be permitted.

.Full details of these positions, with duty station in Barbados, may be
obtained -by accessing the following websites: www.caricom.orq;
www.caribank.orq; www.oecs.orq: and wwwmr.caribbeanjobsonline.com

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

Applications should hie submitted by July 21, 2008.

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

Page IX

Ghana and want to know
why you don't say you're
from san:'"slls tm it is
Suit swapped
It certainly is business.
After he discovered his
mother had revealed his secret
identity to the press, Sarkodie-
Mensah banned her and the rest
of his family from speaking to
the media, for fear of compro-
mising his career.
doi S t ve ant t do "am h
says of his mother. "But Idon't
think she knows how big wres
tling really is."
Spinning people around by
their necks and slamming their
heads into the ground is not
how Sarkodie-Mensah. who is.
the only African in big-time
wrestling in the United States,
thought he would earn his liv
A member of a family of
intellectuals from near Kumasi
in Ghana, he was expected to
become a revered teacher like
his grandfather. "
But he first went into the
corporate world and almost
immediately regretted it,
"My first day at work, I
sat in my cubicle and looked at
the empty walls and it was
very depressing;" he recalls.
The 26-year-old soon de-
cided to swap his business suit
for bright yellow wrestler's
"The first day I walked
into' the wrestling school, I
knew I was in the right place,"
he says.
So far, Sarkodie-Mensah
Shas made all the right moves.
Since his debut in January,

UP CLOSE: Wrestling's Kofi Kingston

he has 'won' all but one of his
100 matches on the Extreme
Championship Wrestling circuit,
an offshoot of WWE which
launched the careers of the likes
of Hulk Hogan and The Rock.
WWE is convinced
Sarkodie-Mensah has what it
takes to make it to the top in
the scripted world of US pro-
fessional wrestling dismissed
by some as more soap opera
than sport.
'Coincussion in the face'
But although professional
wrestling has its detractors,
Sarkodie-Mensah's father,
Kwasi, is notone of them.
Mr Sarkodie-Mensah, a lec-
turer at Boston College in the
US, says though many of his
friends in Ghana were disap-
pointed that his son became a

wrestler rather than an aca-
demic like his parents. he is
happy his son has found con-
tentment in his career.
"'I know it is a very anti-
intellectual thing, but I think
everybody should get up in the
morning and be excited about
what they do," he says.
SBut Mr Sarkodie-Mensah's
friends' in Ghanaian academia,
like Raymond Osei-Boadu of
the University of Science and
Technology in Kumasi, are hor-
"I cannot- bring myself to
understand," says a disconso-
late Mr Osei-Boadu.
"Why ivould a person
who is very capable of going
to graduate school decide to
jettison all that for concus-
sion in the face?" (BBC


Le al Counsel
Director, Regional Development Division
Director, Structural and Cohesion Division
Programme Director, Corporate Services Division
Chief Economist
-Executive Secretary

7/4/2008. 6:37 PM

WieSTling' $ JMOICAR...


G~uyana Water Inc. invites applications from suitably qualified persons t~o fill the following
1. Human Resources Manager

Responsibilities include:

To assist the H~ead, H~ulnan Resources Managemenlt and Developmnent in monitoring the
application of Humnan Resources policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with
established standards. Also assist in the planningS and implementation of prograrmmes
designed to improve effectiveness of the Company.

Requirements for the post are:

A Bachelor's Degree in Management, Hiuman Resour-ce Management or any
other related Social Science discipline with at least five (5) years experience in
Human Riesources Management


A Diploma in Personnel &r Industrial Realations with at least ten (10)) years
experience in Humnan Resources Management
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in the use ofcomlputers
Good analytical skills
Ability to'lead and make decisions

-~:2. Training Coordinator

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Human Resources Manager and will be

required to assist in the formulation of strategies and programmes aimed at upgrading all

levels of employees, in accordance with the policy of Guyana Water Inc. and liaison with

all functional headband other relevant managers,

Persons applying for this position should meet the following requirements:



1. The Ministry of Public Works anld Communications invites sealed bids from
eligible and qualified bidders for the Con~struction of New Amsterdam Car Park,
Region 6

2. Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures, specified in the Procurement Act 2003 and is open to all bidders.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from, The Engineering
Co-ordinator; Works Services Group, and inspect the Bidding Docu~lents at the'
address given below from 9:00h 4:00h

4. Qualifications requirements include:
a) Completion of any job of a similar nature of at least Gi$ 10OM within the last
three (3) years.
b) Average Annual Turnover of at least G$ 1 0 million over the last three years
c) Urp-to date Income Tax Certificate of Compliance and National Insurance

5. A complete set of Bidding Documents mnay be purchased by interested bidders
at: the address below from June 24,2008 and upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of Two Thousand dollars (Gr$2000) .The method of payment will be by cash
or cheque in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Mimistry of Public Works and

Works Services Group
Ministry of Public Works and Conununications,
Fort Street, Kingston

6. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9:00am on July 15,
2008. Electronic bidding "shall not"' be permitted. Late bids will be rejected.
Bids will be opened physically in the presence of the bidders' representatives
who choose to attend in person at the address below at 9:00am on July I 5, 2008.
National Board of Procur~ement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Northwestern Building
Main and Urquhart Streets,

7. No Bid Security required.

Permanent Secretary.
Ministry of Putblic Works and Commun~ications,

3. Public Relations Officer

The post holder will be required to promote a positive image of Guyanla Water Inc. and to
increase public awareness of issues and developments in the company.
Candidates for this position should possess the following:

A Degree in Public Communication, Journalism or equivalent qualification
A minimum of five years experience inl a similar post
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good phmining, organizing and monitoring skills
Proficiency in the use of computer office applications including Desktop
Publishing and PowerPoint
Abilijty to work with minimum supervision
Ability to work as part ofa team
A, proactive approach to achieving results

Interested persons should submit applications with curriculum vitae to reach the Head,
Human Reso'irces Management and Developmecnt. G~uyana Water In-c. 10 Fort Street,
Kingston, Georgetown, on or before July 18X, 2008.

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-An Associate Degree or Diploma in Pharmacq or
equivalent qualification, plus three years exper ience

Remunleration -Attractive

Appl icati ons for the above position
must be submitted
not later than July 1 1, 2008 to:
P.O. BOX# 1.01135
Georgetown l

A Bachelor's Degree in any Social Sciences discipline
A minimum oftwo years experience in a similar post
Excellent oral, written and presentations skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to develop training plans and progranunes for the Company
Prof icie~nt in the use of computers
An excellentt team member with the ability to lead

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renled o)uI fo~r InJ an wedi~ngs.
The tour-~leg~~ *ed beuires are
pant of a trou.nurng wedIng, Indu*-

my~ dema~nds~ of nih Indians In
the UiS.
'Hugee cost l
Mna~nn Shah hadJ a chrldhaood
dlream of` salng ce~ntre-stge In
his marrlage pro~ewonil or
baram on an e~lephant
He wasI Insplred bi! the In-
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Haathi Mere Saathi, a movie
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By Brajesh Upadhyay
TRAFFIC comes to a hal.
and heads turn when she
walks down the street. Adale
with her can cost anything
upwards of $8,500.
Young Indian men wirh
deep pockets are queuing up f~or
Minnie to realise their fantasles.
Those who can't afford her
settle for Sadie, Cindy or
Penelope who cost about $500
an hour.
Minnie is an elephant, and
the other three are white mares

ShF. \\hC'- *unds are Asanr dlan

Elephnt arnr! e The lates
Ths laii
c'phl~an can Lgo up l(o $?31.1.0010
depending on distance but
people btill seeml to have the
money to pay for it.
She says most of her Indian
clientele want bigger, better and

A reljuse adin ~rFJ~ In In-
dia.~ \*.herel he *;I. iin uclphalnt
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Suresh Shah wr he~ has Iled In
the USi ifor more than 311 \r,

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A few calls to the wedding
planner and Minnie, a 3,175kg

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More and more grooms are now arriving on fine white
see page XII


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Co*ordinator- For die Reintegration of Juvenile Offenders into Society*
The Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport is inviting suitable applications for the position
of a Co-ordiriator for the MCY&S's Reintegration Programme for children that will be
discharged from the New Opportunity Corps.

Required Skills and Qualifications

B. Sc. in Social Work with at least seven (7) years experience in working
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The Agricultural Export Diversification Program [ADP) is a new US$21.919 million
program supported by a Loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the extent
of US$20.9 million. The Program aims to contribute to the increase of Guyana's export growth
rate and reduce its volatility. Its purpose is to establish services and institutions f'or a sustainable
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The Government of Guyana has established the Agriculltulre Sector Development Unit [A~SD~U]
witlhn the Ministry of Agriculture which is responsible for the implementation of all externally
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The Ministry of Agriculture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the two
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Agricultural H~ealth and Food Safety Specialist, in the ASDU.

The detailed Terms of References (TORs) for the positions. are available fi-om the office of the
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Agriculture Sector Development Unit [ASDU]
Regent Street & Vlissenge~n Road
Gieorgetown, Gjuyana

"They are Americanised,
want to get married here but in
the traditional ways and so the
support facilities have grown to
service them," she says.
And one things for sure.
It's here to stay.
As Sonal Shah puts it:
"It's one business with in-
definite longevity." (BBC

and I invested in their training
and even got brocades and tra-
ditional wedding attires for them
from India," she said.
She has a better understand-
ing of Indian traditions now, and
can differentiate between a Sikh
and a Gujarati wedding-
"In fact, the handlers of
these horses have a better under-
standing than me, as they are the

ones who go to the weddings,"
she said.
But what is it that has trig-
gered this boom in the Indian
wedding market here?
Midge Harmon says the
second generation Indians have
now reached the mririageable
age and there's a large number
of young Indians who are in 20s
and early 30s.

more elaborate weddings.
"There's a great craze for
new unreleased models of cars
like Aston Martins, Ferraris and
Lamborghinis for the baraat, and
I am also doing one where the
groom will land on a helicopter,"
says Sonal Shah.
She has 25 such high-end
weddings lined up for the year.
Bollywood inspired
No wonder Indian wedding
planners have mushroomed all
over the US. And so have sup-
porting professionals like
videographers, hair and make-up
specialists, henna artists and so
on.he music and dance must
also be Bollywood inspired,
with specialist DJs and chore-
Kumrar Singh, whose son
was married recently, says 10
years ago it wasn't easy to get
any of the accessories required
for an elaborate Hindu wedding
"Now, with a little luck,
maybe we are ~able to fire guns
in the air the way we do it in
India," says Mr Singh, who is
in the auto and motel business.
Many of these wedding
vendors are from backgrounds
and cultures with no obvious
links to Indian traditions, and
this growing industry has nur-

tured cross-cuk~ural ties.
The Commerford family
that owns Minnie has been in
the animal attraction business
for 3'5 years, organising pet
shows, pony and camel rides.
"It was last year that we
got the first call for an elephant
to be used in an indian wed-
ding, and then we realized it
was an exciting business oppor-
tun~ity," says Darlene
The wedding was in New
Jersey and the Indian- family
had a blanket made 1or Minnie
which they gave to her aSr a

parting gift.
'Wedding market boom'
Five years ago, Midge
Harmon, the founder of
Harmon's Hayrides that now
rents out white mares in Vir-
ginia and Washington DC,
wasn't even aware of the Indian
tradition of weddings where the
groom makes a dramatic en-
trance on horseback.
Then, she only rented out
cars for American weddings and
did not have a white mare.
I~Now, she has three -Sadie,
Cindy and Penelope.
"oThe demand hasbeen huge

Applications she uld be sent to:

iClosing date July 09, 2008.

Permanlent Secretary
Ministry of Education
26 Brickdam, St~abroek

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A few trunk calls and the elephant is yours for the day..-

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Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

By Norman Faria

IT is April 1949. The night is
thick with darkness as a group
of Political Affairs Commttee
(PAC) members and supporters
clamber into a small rowboat on
the eastern bank of the
Demerara River in Guyana near
where Le Meridien Pegasus ho-
tel is today
They rowed towards one of
the several freighters anchored at
mid-stream off the Georgetown
docks. It is the Canadian cargo ves-
sel, thle SUN AVIS, then in Guyana

load ore for Canadian alumi-
num-mnaking plants. At the bottom
of the rowboat, carefully wrapped
in crocus bags and canvas, is a
quantity of foodstuff, including
freshly-baked bread, some ground
provisions, salt-fish, ~chicken, .
rice...and perhaps a bottle or two
of good Guyanese rum. It is all des-
tined for the striking Canadian sea-
men on board the 10,000- tonne
In the boat are two of the PAC
leaders, young Janet and Cheddi .
Jagan. Every now and again, as Mrs
Jagan related in an interview in the
1980s, those on board the small
boat would duck down as the
searchlight beams from the ship's
owners security personnel swept
across the anchorage.
The Guyanese people and
their leaders were showing their soli-
darity with the seamen, then part
of a just international strike
oganised by the progressive Cana-
dian Seamen's Union (CSU) trade
union. It affected the whole Cana-
dian-flagged merchantmarinfleet,
then the fourth largest in the world,
wherever they were moored. Ships
were tiedup mEngland, South Af- *
rica and Cuba.
Aside from the extraordinary
(the PAC central committee must
have diverted logistical resources
from areas of work) practical assis-
tance, the solidarity action undoubt-
edly stemmed from two main but
connected understandings. -
One was the need to defend
democratic peoples' organizations,
1 ~rlegade .. where they were in the

Not only was the CSU and
like-mmnded unions worldwide
fighting to deepen the already ben-
eficial achievements for their mem-
bers, but there was also an ideologi-
:,:cal suggle' It 9r a the 'Cold War'
period at the end of World War II.
Company unions and others

were started to undermine 'red-led'
unions, as the established media de-
scribed pgressive, democm-tically
run trade unions.
It was not that these company
unions and other bodies, such as
groupings within the American
Feder-ation of Labour (AFL), could
provide better representation and
rank and file democracy than the
'red-led' unions. The CSU, for ex-
ample, had the support of the ma-
jority of Canadian seamen. These
were among the poorest sections of
thle Canadian working class (many
went to sea in their early teens dur-
ing this period). The Canadian En-
cyclopedia described the CSU as
"effective, well supported." It had
won significant benefits for the
workers within an archaic exploit-
ative sectorwith its low wages, long
hours and poor working con-
ditions, as reliable history accounts
describe the conjuncture.
The leaders of the PAC, which
would within a year evolve into the
People's Progressive Party (PPP),
took all of this into account. An-
other important reason for the soli-
darity was that the CSU stood for
democratic traits which those in the
PAC were themselves striving to
establish for the Guyanese people:
Multiracial demoecy anduiy.
According to the book,
'Against the Tide: The story of the
Canadian Seamen's Union' by Jim
Green (Progress Publishers, 1986),
the CSU was formed in 1936. Wa-
terfront unions had merged with it.
Among its members were immi-
grant Japanese fishermen who were
based at ports in the Canadian west-
ern seaboard province of British
Columbia. It was a time when
people ofAsiatic origins inCanada
were still being discriminated
against, though as Cajda democ-
racy deepened this would change.
In 1949, at the time of the CSU
strike, the Apartheid system had
been institutionalized. But the CSU
insisted that any ship being manned
by its members would have black
ana white crews while visiting
Looking at photos of crews in
Green's well-researched book,
there are clearly CSU crew mem-
bers with Afican and Hispanic fea-
tures. These were probably from
the Caribbean countries including
Cuba, where Canadian shipping
lines like Saguenay called. In~all fair-
ness, part of the contracts signed
by the shipping finns for hauling
cargo in the circum-Caribbean re'-
gion and Guyana was the stipula
tion that a certain percentage of lo-
cal crew be hired. This tradition
was in existence up until the mid-
1960s when I signed on as a
deckhand with other Caribbean
seamen on the German-owned and
largely crewed
freighter, BRUNSLAND
which was among Geest Line ships
canrying bananas from eastern Car-
ibbean islands to England.
In his book 'The West on
Trial', Dr Jagan explained that the
support action with the Canadian

The SUNAVIS. (Photo courtesy of lan Coombe/the Claude Meldrum Collection)

\cr~nern had1 been organisedj b. a
mate of Encpe"He gae o

of the men not an easy task; of
the 70 men involved, nearly
half were ashore and had to be
fed and lodged..The majopblm j
was to feed the men on the ship
This was quite a problem as the
sh pindd company's security

blockaded the harbour font..."
In a 2001 article found on her
website, Mrs Jagan wrote: "I re-
mebe the period well....It was a
heady period, and the seamen were
ston a n W c euisn Aeen, lyCi
leamed a lot from them."
According to Green's book,
warrants were issued by the colo-
nial authorities for the arrest of the
SUNAVIS crew.But the strikers
also got the backing of the British
Guiana and West Indies Fedemated
Seamen's Union as well as the Brit-
ish Guiana Trades Union Council.
Green argues that a just-con-
cluded strike by unionised sugar
workers at Plfurtation Enmore on-
shore also helped the seamen. When
the police went out to the ship and
met with resistance, the colonial
Governor, anxious to avoid more
bloodshed, told the police to let the
Canadians be.
When the TUC withdrew its
support in May, the seamen be-
came more isolated. They were put
injail~or16 days after giving them!-
selves up.ILegal representation had
organised by PAC. After at-
~tending a party throwit in, their
Honour ~by 'Cheddi `Jagan,' they
were flown back to Canada.
Due partly to rising Cold War
hysteria in the early 1950s, the
CSU went under soon after the
strike. The union's 12,000 member-
ship base was undermined by a
quasi company union named the
Seafarers International Union
which was affiiated to the AFL. In
a few years the Canadian merchant
marine fleet was sold off,1eading to
much unemployment.
The legacy of the CSU's semi-
nal work, however, continued with
members and leaders going into
other labour bodies and peoples'

by the fledgllng democracy and
anti-colonial-driven PAC, which
suoin e v ol lienuryhsphee' lowest established
andi representative political parties,
should not, of course, be looked at
in isolation, It should be placed in
context along wcithi other ineation-
alist and rnult-rac~ia and religious

those in support of liberation
struggles in Southern Africa.
The historic show of support
by Guyanese people of all races
for Canadiian seamen nearly 60
years ago is part of our wider col-
lective memory. It is a memory
we need sometimes to refer to
as we reflect on the roots of

Guyana's present striving and
healthy de-
mocracy .
( Norman
Faria is
G uyana' s
Honorar y
Consul in
Barbados) r -



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Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

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By Wendella Davidson

by way of a main road leading
deep into the backlands, and can
be identified by a huge, brightly-
coloured signboard. On the im-
mediate left of the trail is a build-
ing that has been earmarked to
serve as a reception area of
sorts. The body of the edifice
is made entirely of wattle, a
specie of wood, while the roof
is made of troolie.
The plan is to have tour
guides on hand to accompany
visitors to 'The Park' as they
wend their way along the ap-
proximately five-foot-wide trail,
which was hewn out of the
jungle by the women them-
Pearson said each group
member has been tasked with
putting in a few hours daily at
the Park, by either helping out
with the cleaning, or identifying
new trees and vines. She
pointed out that once the iden-
tity of a particular tree has been
ascertained, with the help of the
older folks in the community
when necessary, that tree is then
labeled, using both the
Amerindian and English names.
Already, the group has iden-
tified over 300 species of trees,
woods.and vines. among them
.the: Bulletwoodi and the Balatac
both usedi extensivlyl in con-
struction, and the Kakarali
(Escheilera'l. While Silverballi
(Ocorea Conalinalumi. and
Browrn Silverballi I. Licari
Cornella.,. all ex~cellear candidates

NY of Guyana's
six races, the
included, can

identify with a culture. But
the growing fear is that if
such cultures and beliefs are
not preserved, there will be
no legacy left to pass on to the
younger generation.
It was with this thought up
permost in their minds that a
group of 10 Amerindian women,
led by Toshao (Captain)
Yvonne Pearson, set about de-
veloping what they call a Heri-
Stage Park in their Mainstay/
Whayaka community on the
Essequibo Coast.
The other nine women in
the grouping are Jackie Allen,
Mona Pearson and Isabella
Allenl, who, like Captain
Pearson, are all over 50 and pio-
neers of organic farming in their
respective communities, and
Zena Allen, Euline and Basmath
De Jonge, Dianne Sandy,
Shereen Buchooli and Sumanda
Fredericks, allfiatheir 30s.- :
The .Pjrk\', hich It located
aback the Alainsta~l/Whayaka
communal\. Is being funded1
through the Guyana Mlicro-
:,Project Programme b! the Eu- .
riopean Commisrion and the
G~i:overnment of Guyana,
Pearson told a group of i Islorl,
among them Mr Ignatius Jeatiof
thelinter-American Institure for
Cooperation on Agriculture
(IICA); Trinidad-born agro-
Tourism consultant, Mr Steve
Maximnay; Dr Richard Blair,
Sustainable Rural Development
Specialist, HICA; and Ms Indira
Badal of the National Agricill-
tural Research Institute (NARI).
Pearson, who is also
president of the Tri-Lakes
Farmers' Association comprising
farmers from the Lake Main-
stay, Tapakuma, and Capoey ar-
eas, said the project will be done
in two phases, the first of which
has to do with the development
of over 20 acres of forested land.
The whole purpose to the
exercise, she said, is to highlight
the various aspects of culture
native to the area and its
peoples, and to share whatever
traditional knowledge they pos-
sess with the wider community.
Their ultimate goal, she said, is
to harness the resources native
to each of the three lake com-
mnunities. Mainstay is known
for its organic pineapples;
Tapakuma for its cassava and
garlic- flavoured cassava biscuits
and Capoey for its intricately-
designed Amerindian craft. The

Pearson said, is also home to
numerous trees which, because
of their medicinal and other val-
nes, ought to be preserved.
The entrance to the Park is

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Visitors in The Heritage Park

achieving the unattainable.

At the entrance to this se-
cluded area are numerous nests of
the various species of the danger-

for use in furniture-making,
boat-building and as floor
Others species include the
Haiawa (Protium); Incense Tree
(Warina); Itarabuli; Capadula
(the bark of which is a.known
aphrodisiac); Sarsparilla; Arma-
dillo; Locust Tree (Hymeracea
Courbaril); Mora Tree; Toro
Palm (Jessenia Bataria); the
Duka (Tapiricia Marchandi),
which makes an excellent wine;
along with two species of Fuka
Among medicinal and other
vines are Old Man's Back, said
to be an excellent remedy for
back pain; Monkey Belt; Horse-
eye; Wife Puller; Monkey Door-
way; Cockshun, the root of
which makes an excellent tea,
particularly when blended with
Capadula; Devil Doer, a multi-
purpose medicine; and Black
Yari Yari, which when peeled
and chewed is a cure for snake-
bite. The vine is also used as a
strap for the quakes (also called
warishis) used to fetch pine-
apples and other produce.
A section of the park that
is bound to generate some
amount of interest is the
'Charm Garuden'. whose plant-
life. according to Toshao
Pearson, consists of a remedy
for ~just about everything under
the sun, including errant hus-
bands, overbearing men, and

ous' acoushi ants. It was ex-
plained that in accordance
with Amerindian tradition,
anyone wishing to ven

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to endure pain which was said to be as a result of his having: been
savaged by the ants. He held his hand in the ant nest for some 10
minutes and watched without flinching as the insects crawled all
ilc' Ir it nd bil hlnm
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w~hen peel~ld. rhe ?Ine~ emits a1 \hlie subou~nce w:hich '.*hcen

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bunezrth\ garden i Io the arrea. sndl a ,Fection ori Ul< park Is being iclar- for this pur-

bndger spanning a by-lhke section ofII the park
The bndy~ wasr coinjtructed. using local malenalr Iro~m withrn
theC ame fore1St. 5.1 \homeF male president of the conrnmunsly~ In
three week-- It was~ Ihe onl help rhe .somein so-ught from~n the
mlen. It wajs notedc
.11 the end ofr the rour. prrospectrlie usatoirs caLn relaw in jc-
commod~anons~n proudedc speif~icl~l for that purpose and: P.xr.
IakE~ of --nack-djIUnche- of .1merlndlsn d~he,.. Includine lahbba
peppe.~rpo and co-dataj bread. tlj~ured assala hiscuit. pinc-
apple or the famous 'Cpowan' drink
There will also be Amerindian-made items on sale'
Toshao Pearson added.

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...a~nd comraes back a decorated soldier

By Joe Chapman,

"PROUD to be Guyanese"
aptly sums up how Sergeant
first Class (SFC) Dexter
Hilliman of the United
States Army Hospital
:USAH) felt to be part of a
14-member medical team
ent here recently to aid in
he delivery of key health
are services to the upper
)emerara community of
inden, some 65 miles from
;le~ city.
Back for the first time
inee leaving for the US more
Ihan 20 years ago, Hilliman,
vho hails from the once pros-
>erous bauxite mining town-
;hip, told the local media dur-
ing a press briefing: "Every-
wyhere I went, I let the people
know I am not an American. I
alm not only a Guyanese, I am
a Lindener. Not only a
Lindener, I am a Silvertown
Now based in New York
where~his unit is stationed, he
has served his adopted coun-
try in such romai~tic-sounding
places as El Salvador, Nicara-
gua, Belize, Guadeloupe, Gua-
temala, and Honduras, all
countries within his Mission's
jurisdiction which is Central -
and Latin American. He's also

thie river from Linden, Hilliman
attended the St Aidan's Primary
School and th~e Linden Founda-
tion Secondary School before he
joined his parents in the United
States back in 1981.

Life in a strange country
As he recalled during an in-
terview with the Chronicle, one
of the first jobs he landed on ar-
rival in New York was a gig on
Wall Street as an intermediate
clerk. That's where he met a
colleague of his who took him
aside and told him something
he's not likely to forget in a
"...there are four things
that you have to have in
America to survive," he quoted
his friend as saying. "You have
to have education; you have to
have experience; you have to be
in the country for a certain pe-
riod of time, and you must be a
US citizen. And the bottom of
it, you have to serve in the
armed forces. If you don't have
three out of those four, employ-
ees don't call you." .
"I didn't know that,"
Hilliman said, adding: "It took
me more than a year to figure it
out, so when this guy told me
there was a chance of joining
the army... to make it in
America, or stay in the job

seen active duty in the early 90s
with Operation Desert Storm,
popularly known as 'The Gulf
On this trip back home, he
was often seen frequenting vari-
ous places of interest in and
around Linden in the company
of his commanding officer, Colo-
nel Martin Ridge, and to-be rou-
tinely patronizirig certain eating
joints that are noted for their
mouthwatering local farre. which
he was able to convince some of
his colleagues to try.
Visibly relieved that he and
his teammates were able to com-
plete their mission without inci-
dent, Hilliman said during a brief
ceremony at the Linmine Recre-
ational Hall to mark the end of
their three-week sojourn here: "I
am pleased to leave here saying
I have done a good job. Before
they [he and his teammates]
came they were very cautious
about the surroundings. They
thought they might have' been
kidnapped, robbed, or shot at.
But as they saw the soldiers and
police walking without weapons,
I told them no one would touch
you. And they were able to go
.out in the town by themselves
at nights and came back u'ith no
incidents." :-
Born and raised in
Silvertown, Wismar just across

market and suffer...I chose the
But he soon found out that
joining the army was not as easy
as some might like to think; that
he'd had to o to school all over
again, and to learn to speak the
American way so people could
follow what he was saying. "So
I had to tone mIyself down; to
learn how' to speak the language
they want me to speak," he said.

'Desert Storm'
SHis stint with 'Desert
Storm', where he spent eight
months, was another eye-
opener, in that it made him
realise how tenuous life is.
Recalling that it was no walk
in the park, Hilliman said: "It
was tough, and the nights were
long. That first one l'Desert
Storm'] was easier than this one
here, because we did a lot of
overhead fighting. We didn't go
like door-to-door like we are do-
ing now, so we were able to get
in there, get the enemy, and get
out... We spetit eight months
preparing for a war, and the war
was finished within a month."
But it was seeing the body-
bags that really shook him up.
"That is one of the reasons I left
active duty... after seeing those
body-bags flying in the same
plane with me, I didn't want to
be in one of those." That's how
he came to be a reservist, he
said, noting that he has been at
it since 1987.
Explaining the workings of
the US army, Hilliman said:
"When you join the military,
you start as a private. A private
is just a regular person 'with no
ranks... nothing. You have to
work your way up to become a
Private First Class (PFC), one
rank above Private. After'that
yoil become a Specialist.
"This is the hard part... as
to move from a specialist to a
sergeant, you have to go before
a Board. That Board sits and
watches at your experience
which must include education'
from colleges. If you didn't have
that, many times you don't get
promoted to that rank. -You also '
have to go through an academy
to learn how to teach soldiers
below you to carry out your in
'The ~other ranks, by peck-
itig order, are Suf f Serge~n,u fr
which one has to first complete
a Basic Non-Commissioned Of-
ficers' Course (BNOC), and Ser-
geant First Class (SFC), which
Eso tse pstion hep u rntt
. Advanced Non-Commissioned
Ofiers' Con to (ANOC .
ranks unless you are qualified to
wear them," he said. His ultimate
goal is to become a Master Ser-
geant, which he will come Oc-
tober, when he will have com-
pleted yet another course.
The recipient of several
awards since joining the Army,

Dexter Hilliman

He was rather touched, he
said, when an 80-year-old
woman came up to him and per-
sonally thanked him for the
swell job he and his teammates
had done in Linden and its en-
vrirons. Seeing her face light up
in a mixed joy and disbelief
when she heard he was from
Guyana almost brought tears to
his eyes, he said.
He, however, expressed
disapporintme~nt at the quality\ of
ser-sce being offered at the Lin-
den ho spiral, particularly the
lack of certain basic necessities
like a computer which could go
a long way in helping reduce the
press of people waiting to hear'
their names or number-so they
could go in to see the doctor. "I
think we could have done bet-
ter. I'm terribly ,disappointed in
the services, but who am I to
complain; I'm just here to do a
mission...but the one things I
would like to say In hat .1 ,1 ons-
puter is a must in: the manualll
A bit more enthused byp de-
velopments in the education
system here, Hilliman skid
'...as much as the country ~is
not at die same level as jmnef~ica.
I kinda like the idea that kids are
still wearing uniforms and doing
the kind of things I did when I
was a child like raising your
hands when y have a question
Going back to his old pri-

g osrc h, he sarid sinnc i
brought back memories of when
he too was a kid. The children's
faces fairly lit up, he said, when
he told them that like them, he
too attended that school.
Asked whether we'll ever
see him again, Hilliman said
we certainly wiHl, once the
opportunity presents itself.

for good conduct and service
overseas among other achieve-
ments, Hilliman was awarded
yet another citation while here
in Guyana with what he said
was his third Army Commenda-
tion Award.

Explaining how he came to be
on the team to Gilyana, Hilliman
said:"l was going toallthese coun-
.tries doing these same things, but
I've never seen my country on the
list [of countries] to come to. So,
once I saw that a list came out for
Guyana, I made sure that I was on
that list"
His role on this occasion,
however, was somewhat different
from what he's accustomed to, in
the sense that his duties were more
in the line of intelligence gathering
and mediation rather thairmedicine-
oriented. This is how he came to
be here in December last as part of
a Itconnaissance team to determine
Where the Mlission's services were
most needed.
Asked whether he was instru-
mental in the teal's choice ofloca-
tion1,Hilliman saidl:.l wouldn't say
that I was the one that made Lin-
Jen ge~rlsnk issiop. butf I idrnen-
iron in (xissing thaf tindedi was it
place that was soniew~hat forgotten.
Did myr being from Linden influ-
ence their decision? I don't know,
but there wYere other areas that we
were ask d to go to whic wuld

boats. But, as I explained then to
tdhe pers nnet. .hie Uod srma
Looking back on the course
his life has taken since he left
here 27 years ago, Hilliman said:
"I don't think I've done a bad
job at all, because, here I am,
able to sit here before you in a
US Army uniform and assist the
people I grew up and lived


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Mother May~ kept this secret for a
long, long time; from childhood
into -adulthood into old age, Now
she, was branded the village 'old .:
maid', it hurt her that she had no
children of her own. But as -a
consolation the children of the
village were attracted to her/
storytelling. Her stories were 6.D-iC-"'It/ i~lsl ~ 2~fj j~
more factual than fictional but none of her audience believed her even though she
would begin, 'This is a true-true story of something that happened long, long
Today she told another true-true story; it was the secret she was hiding for so
Many years ago, government started a scheme to help single parents. My fami ly
was very poor and large; there were six ofus. My mother and father devised a
plan to separate in order to qualify for assistance offered by the government. The
twvo boys were to go with the father and two girls the mother. For the plan to be
effective there was to be no contact between the two groups. We the children did
not know of the plan; we were told it was a different type of holiday an
organisation was offering -us so we were happy when we parted. All went well
until the brothers got married to their sisters without knowing they were related.
However, a few days after the ceremonies, the truth was revealed. Anid six
persons went their separate ways in remorse and disgrace.
One of the children asked Mother May if this was really a true story. The answer
was found in tears of the teller.

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a day. The other mothers need only ounces aday.
he weaned calves each need 2 ounces of food a day, while the calves
still being nursed don't eat any solid food.
The family pays $ 1.02 per pound of solid cow food.
*During this two-week period, each calf has to be vaccinated. The cost of
the vaccination is $14 per calf.
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during this two-week period?

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By Magdi Abdelhadi
THE week that Saudi Arabia
held its first ever conference
on interfaith dialogue, Mo-
rocco was hosting its 14th
festival of World Sacred Mu-
Artists from all over the
world converged on its ancient
city of Fez, to the east of the
capital Rabat.
While the Saudi gathering
was made up of only Muslim
clerics discussing a framework
for future dialogue with Chris-
tianity and Judaism, Morocco
has for years been opening its
arms to musicians from all over
the world.
The aim of the Fez festival
is to promote better under-
standing between cultures and
faiths through exposure to
some of the most sublime ex-
pressions of faith sacred mu-
The difference between the
Saudi and Moroccan ap-
proaches to dialogue between
Faiths could not have been more
Stark, a reminder that notions of
the Muslim or the Arab world
are in fact an oversimplification
Sof what is fundamentally a com-
pilex and heterogeneous reality.
Religion and society
"Religion is too important
to leave to clerics alone," says

the president of the festival,
Mohamed Kabbaj, echoing a
famous phrase by Napoleon
Bonaparte about war not be-
ing left to the generals. "Writ-
ers and philosophers should
also have their say on the role
of religion in society."
Throughout the 10-day
long festival and alongside the
daily concerts, Western and
North African writers, artists
and academics met every morn-
ing to debate various aspects
related to the role of the sacred
in society and the arts.
When I ask Mr Kabbaj
whether Morocco is in a bet-
ter position than other Arab or
Muslim countries to host such
event, he answers with an un-
qualified yes.
He argues that not even
Turkey a part of which is in
Europe has had Morocco's
long history of close ties with
Western Europe.
The Moroccan coast on
the Mediterranean is only a
short distance away from
Europe's southern borders.
Both geography and history
qualify Morocco to play the
role of a bridge between the
East and West.
Spiritual capital
The city of Fez in particu-
lar speaks with the weight of
history behind it,

This year's festival coincided
with Fez marking its 1,200th an-
The old town where the
main shows of the festival took
place is designated a world heri-
tage site by UNESCO.
Fez was for centuries the
spiritual and cultural capital of
Morocco and the Islamic empire
that flourished in Andalusia,
today's Spain, for centuries.
The city has the oldest uni-
versity in the Arab and Muslim
world, al-Qarawyeen. Luminaries
of the golden age of Islamic
civilisation, such as the Jewish
philosopher Maimoindes and Ibn
Khaldoun, once lived and stud-
ied here.
Against the magnificent
backdrop of one of its ancient
gates, Bab al-Makina, artistes
from Africa, Asia and America
The programme included,
for the first time, joint perform.
mances of Muslim and Christian
devotional music, thus underly-
ing the fundamental message of
the festival
Sufi chants from Pakistan by
Faiz Ali Faiz and his ensemble -
known as the Qawwali shared
the stage with one of America's
best known Gospel music artists,
Craig Adams of New Orleans.
It was a thrilling performance
that brought together some of the

American opera singer, Jessye Norman, who was one of the main attractions at the

convert to Islam, Julien
Jallaledine Weiss.
The sonorous tones of the
Greek choir offered a sombre
contrast to the powerful and
lush Syrian orchestra mna show
dubbed as Muslim and Chris-
tian homage to Mary, the mother
of Jesus Christ.
But despite the lofiy goals

of the festival and the impres-
sive shows put on by foreign
and local groups, the event has
its critics.
Some say that far from be-
ing a wide open dialogue be-
tween faiths, it is in fact a nar-
row exchange between the lib-
eral Moroccan elite and its West
please see page XIX

most vibrant devotional music
froin both faiths.
( Elites talking?
Oni a similar but less spar-
kling note was another joint
performance the following night
by Greek Orthodox choir, the
Athens Tropos Byzantine
Choir, with a Syrian Sufi en-
semble, al-Kindi, led by Swiss

Ap lications are b ing nvited from suitiably qualified pesons to fill the vacancy
Apponslcants should pous ses s t e folwithng th Croai

SA physician with internal medicine training and a post graduate diploma in

-university or training institution and at least three (3) years recent experience
iix HIV in-patient management. The qualifications must be registrable with

A the Guy'ana Medical Council for the practice of medicine in Guyana.
in a culturally diverse setting. Hie/she must be fluent in English (spoken and
written), have the ability to write good technical reports, provide strong
leadership and have strong conceptual and analytical skills.

SPrevious experience in teaching and in working in a resource constrained

i0 setting willtbe an advantage.
Applications, along with curriculum vitae, two (2) recent references and police

E! clearance can be sent to:
i Diiector, Administrative Ser-vices
Genirgetow~\n PubliC Hos~ipitll Corporation I! '
Ne{Market Street
Gentetown ..,

i4Closing date for applications is Friday, July I1, 2008.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted or acknowledged..

PIM 11 IL 1R nfiF~

Sun~ay ~hTpnilF1~~C~l~y: Si, ,?~~8, c




Career Opportunity

Mlechlarnisatlion Suppor~t Managdler

Th~e Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invite suitably qualified Applicants to fill
the position of Mechanisation Support Manager attached to the Agriculture
Operations Unit.

1. First degree in either Agricultural, or Mechanical, Engineering with 7 years
experience in mechanised field operations including harvesting.


2. First degree or equivalent in an agriculture or physical science discipline with 10
plus years of direct experience in management of mechanised field operations
including harvesting.

.3. Diploma in agriculture or engineering with minimum of 15 years of direct
management and operational experience in mechanised field operations.

4. Any other related training and exposure in the management of workshop related
activities, financial management and Industrial relations principles would be a
d istinct adva ntage.

Main Function:

1. To develop and manage the introduction of mechanised cane harvesting and
loading systems into Guysuco within an agreed timeframe and budget constraints.

2. To develop and monitor the semi-mechanical harvesting operations in the
Company particularly Bell loaders operation.

3. To provide operational and technical support to operations staff to ensure that 80
o/ machinery Valalability and utilization as it relates to harvesting and loading is

4. To support the agricultural engineering operations in the industry to ensure the
application of best practice and adoption of new techniques for mechanised
agronomic and soil management as developed in the Agric Research centre

5. To co-ordinate the industry conversion prog ramme for cambered beds to machine
frenly layouts, inclusive of defining procedures to be adopted by contractors and
Guysuco -personnel, ensuring that work quality and best practice is maintained.

6. To collaborate with the Agriculture Researchers and Agriculture Engineers in the
introduction of precision techniques to agronomy and soil preparation to the
industry in general

7. To support planned maintenance in workshop operations as these relate to
availability of harvesting, loading and support equipment

8. To contribute to the training programme for operators of machine harvesting and
land conversion and precision levelling equipment

Interested persons possessing the relevant qualifications and experience should submit
their application and detailed Curriculum Vitae, no later than July 16, 2008 to:

The Recruitment Office
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate
East Coast Demerara
Or Email: emplc; menri 0=guysuco.com / jharnab(~guysurco.com

some Middle Eastern churches which is related to Aramaic. the lan-
guage spoken by Jesus Christ).
The performance was incredibly crisp, and its spiritual roots
stretched back hundreds of years.
Ms Shubeir said after the concert it was the first time she had
been invited to perform in a Muslim country.
On the sixth night of the festival, a Tunisian group put up a
stunning performance in the form of a Sufi Hadra (a recital with
powerful drum beats that can leave participants in a trance) mixing
oriental and Western instruments such as the piano and the saxo-
Led by Th~nisian Lutf Bushnaq the group included female
performers, thus breaking with the traditional male-only en-
semble for devotional music in Muslim societies. (BBC News)

S;i~ii~y 'i=~tbni~lc~~:~t;i$6;~idt3~t3~'$~:'

from page XVIII

Middle East to cover the event, I ask him whether the voice of
Fez is loud enough to reach the eastern part of the Arab world.
He answered that it was not, because Wahhabi Islam is still
dominant there. In fact, the monolithic and literalist interpretation
of Islamic tradition practised in Saudi Arabia continues to gain
ground among Muslims around the world because of Saudi finan-
cial muscle.
But despite the criticism it is hard to underestimate the
festival's -enormous potential for being a venue where creativity
and faith can meet and exposure to new ideas can take place.
A performance by Lebanese singer Ghada Shubeir, was one to
Accompanied by the Qanoon, an Arabic string instrument, she
chanted Christian hymns in Syriac (a liturgical language used in

So too was Lebanese folk and religious singer, Ghada
Shbeir, who sang in Syriac, the language spoken by

ern counterpart.
But organizers say that extremists are not interested in dialogue.
They also point out that efforts ai~ been made to make the festi-
val more inclusive by organisingfree concerts for Moroccans who
can not afford the evening p rfces at Bab al-Mlakina, where
tickets cost around $80.
Moroccan singer, Abdelw ha~lDoukcali,voiced similar kind
of criticism. 3
Speaking to journalists ahe his concert, Mr Doukali said
local and visiting artistes never et the time to really know one
another and exchange views sunpl~y because of lack of resources.
Visiting artistes usually arive foe fliperformance then head home.
Cultural tourism 1
But a more serious criticism comes from the former president
of the festival and its chief architect, Professor Fa~wzi Sakkali of
Fez University.
He fears that commercial interests are driving the agenda, turn-
ing the festival into yet another tourist attraction.
Throughout the festival, a free Sufi concert is held every night
v Sakal ae tow ede hthatoclua tos can la sa role
in promoting world peace, but fears that commercial interests can
reduce Sufism which he believes is a more tolerant and open in-
terpretation of Islam to folklore, a touristic curiosity.
This would divest the festival of its original objective of pro-
moting benter u rsteandi between fait acor gigto DrS l

tive, the Fez Festival for Sufi Culture.
"I want the event to shed light on Islam as a civilisation, not
only an ideology, but as a civilisation that has philosophical, artis-
tic, urban, ar htet m ra ad hmh tic and, ODrm uakl sy of
Sufi Islam in Asia, black Africa and the Arab world. The aim is to
offer a better understanding of I'slam as a civilisation with its own
profound ideas, its own literature and music."
The city of Fez, he says, is a microcosm of that form of
civilisation, where Christians, Jews and Muslims once lived and
worked together during the golden age of Islamic civilisation in the
.Andalus. "
Language of Christ
Noting that there were hardly any Arab journalists from the

The Syrian Sufi group, al-K~indi.

7/4/2008. 6:43 PM

RM amtw #rv Beulel

THIS is a week when emotions run really high on Merundoi!
SJune is celebrating her 42nd birthday with her family, minus her husband, much to her mother's cha-
grin. She tries to keep everything on an even keel, until Jason starts asking strange questions.
On the other hand, Lawrence has everything to smile about, as his relationships with Devine and
Monica improve.
The Boston family needs our prayers, as they face enormous challenges. How do they deal with school? 0
How is Unique affected by this terrible ordeal?
Ensure you tune in this week!

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VOG: Wed. & Fri: 10.05 am & Sun: 2pm 1

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Government of Guyaila/Ministry of Health
TheGloal undTo igh AIS, ubeculsisandMalria E nCAR volunteers enjoy a recent training programme using Merundoi as a Behaviour

1. Programme Coordinator (Mlalaria Project)

>; Main1 Function:
Tob assist with the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
and co-ordination of all mualarirt activities

>i Required Qu~ii.calificaton:
-Acceptable training in overall malaria activities.
Formal training in malaria mnicroscopy and anti-malaria treatment
Good leadership and communications~ skills
Ability to promote and motivate oth~ers.
Ability to response to challenges for working in hinterland
environment, especially with people of different culture and interest
-At least 10 years experience in supervisory capacity, especially in
malaria 11eld operations
Competence in the area of micro-computer and especially data
management will be an asset.

2. Administrative Assistant (Malaria Project):

> iMinimum job requirements:
Higher education in the field of Public Administration or professional
-Experience with public and private institutions assisting general and high
level executives
-Advanced skills in computer typewvriting
Advanced skills in reading, writing and speaking proficient technical
-Experience in file keeping procedures
-Knowledge and practical experience with simple software applications
(Words, Excel, PowerI'oint, Internet)
Detailed Terms of Reference for these positions could be obtained from and
applications addressed to:
Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit .
Georgetow~n Public Hospital Compound.
East Street, Georgetown
'Telephone:226-6222, 226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, July 21, 2008. Only short.
listed applicants will be acknowledged.

Rehabilitation of the Perimeter Fence of the National Aids
Programme Secretariat Building (WIC/CW108/NCB/030).
1. The Co-oper~ative Republic of' Guyana has received a Grannt from the Wor-ld
Bank towards the cost ofHIV/Alh DS P'rev:ention and Control P~roject and intends to apply
part of the fimnds to cover eligible payments under the C'ontract f~or the Rehabilitation of
the Per~imeter Fence of the Natio~nal Aids Programme Secr-etariat Buildmng
(WC/CW!08/NCB/030T). Bidding is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as
. defined in thle GuLidelinesr: Pr~cwv,~ment undrer IBRD LLoans a~indlD Cre.dits.

2. The Ministry of Hiealth through its Health Sector Developinent Unit invites
sealed bids from eligible bidders for the Rehabilitation of the Perimeter Fence of the
National Aids Programme Secretariat Buildmng (WC/CW/08/NCB/030).

3. Bidding documents may be purchased at the Office of' the Health Sector
Development U~nit. GPHC Compound. East Street for a non-refundable f'ee of GS I 0.000
(ten thousand dollars). Payment for the bidding document ivill be made via a Manager's
cheque inl favour of the H~ealth Sector Development Unit.1Interested bidders may obtain
further information at the same address.

4. Bids shall be valid for a period of 120 days after Bid opening and must be:
accompanied by security of two percent ofthe tendered sum and shall be deposited in the
Tender Box situated at the National Procurement and Tlender Administration Board,
SMinistry of Finance, Urquhart Street on or before 9:00amn local time on July 29,. 2008, at
which time they will be opened in the presence of the bidders wh~o wish to attend.

Electronic biddingI shall not be permitted. Late bids wil-l be rejected. Bids will be opened
physically in the presence of' Bidder-s or their representatives who choose to attend in
SBidders registered in Gjuyana must submit their GRA and NIS compliances indicating
That the bidder has met his/her Income TIax obligations for the last three years
immediately preceding the year of tender and an NIS compliance indicating that the
Bidder has m~et his/her obligations for the month pr-eceding the month of tender.

Purchaser's Address: Health Sector D~evelopment Unit, GPHC: Compound, East

SBid submission Address: National Board of Procuremnent and Tender Administration.
Ministry of Finance, Urquhart Street

Page XX

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

Sunda Cluentel July 6, 2008

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j i ~ NCB: GPL-PD-05-07/2008 :
Guyana Power & Light
Projects Division

1. Tle Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) has receiik dd loan from the
Gyvwemment of Guyana, which it intends to use to finance thg co destruction of a
:2Q.7 MW Wartsila Generating Plant with accessories at KingSton G jeorgetown

2. Th~e Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. now invites sealed I~id from suitably
qualified bidders for the provision of Short Term Consultancy hervjces.

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further informatiolp frort: .
The Projects 19anager
Project Division
232 Middle Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: 592 227-4482; 592 623-3554 Fax: 59 1225 5638
Email: Imcgreggor@gplinc.com
4. A bid Security of 2% of the tendered amount must be $irbmitted along with the

5. A complete set of bidding documents in English may be purchased for a non
refundable fee of Two Thousand (GY$2,000) Guyanese Do lars, by interested
bidders on the submission of a written application to thh Procurement &
Inventory Manager, Guyana Power & Light Inc. 40 Main Stneet, Georgetowjn,
during normal working hours from Wednesday July 02, 2008.

6. Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes and addressed to; The Chairman,
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana, South America
and deposited in the Tender Box before 09:00 hours on July 29'", 2008, and
marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope "Bid for the Short Term
Consultancy, including the words'do not open before July 29'". 0008.

8. Late Bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the suppliers'
representatives who choose to attend in person at 09:00 hours on the closing
date.All Bids from local suppliers must be accompanied by valid GRA and
NIS Compliance Certificates.

quite a lot in a short period.
The event hais facilitated
over1l70 individual and group

et:y :.g ed da e
elected pieces included the
works of Guyanese and writ-
ers from around the world.
Responses to this author
telepho e (592) 226-0065 or
oraltradit on2002 @yahoo.com

ILiteru u date
S* Please contact this writer
on matter's concerning THE;
CARIFESTA X to be staged i
in Guyana from August 22
Sto Asigust 31, 2008; look out
for details concerning a
generall meeting' of local
writers, book dealers, per-
formers and enlablers of the
literary arts.
Look out for details re-
gardirag the production of
2008-2009; this special sou-
venir edition will mark
Edgar 1Vittelholzer's 100th
birth anniversary. We are;
inviting short articles, remi-
Sniscences and titbits to this
/effect. _i

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erature programmes designed to
go where other related under-
takings have failed to venture.
To appreciate this, a listing of
the objectives of THE JOUR-
NEY would show how useful
is this venture to society.
SThe intent of the journey
is to sensitise more Guyanese
(and non-Guyanese) as to the
massive output in the field of
.literature by our writers, both
local' and overseas, to expose
literature to more persons es-
pecially our young people, to
foster an interaction between
those who know and those
willing to learn about literature,
to raise the level of apprecia-
tion for such matters, to restore
a reading culture by putting the
joy back into reading, to offer
another, and eventually a per-
manent, venue for oral perfor-
mance, to encourage more wnit-
ers to write and to publish, and
to encourage scholarship. and
more research in our literature.
The Journey has covered
much ground and achieved

Was A Rain' by Bobby
ernandes I(Guyana), Bobby
ernandes; 'Chile, is Who Yuh
oolin' By Mahadai Das
ruyana), Elfrieda Bissember;
fudge Drkadword' by Victor
uestel (Trinidad & Tobago),
enry Rodney; and 'One Tree'
originall tjtle 'Won Bon') by
obin Dobbs (Suriname), Kelly
ersaud of Queen's College.
The flinale~, titled 'In Tinre
> Come ISpeakintg To The
uture', Rochelle Christie per-
>rmed her own composition,
:hetto' Tales'.
The Joprney, An Evening of
iterature,;Part X, was executed
ad ended as' the chairman and
3ordinator of the event, yours
uly, predicted in his opening
marks, ''Look down at your
rogramnle, look-up and expe-
ence that paper come alive."
The Journey was initiated
y the management committee
f the National Art Gallery,
:astellani House and started in
larch of 2004. THE JOUR-
'EY is an ongoing series of lit-

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Loan # 1730/SF-GY




The Gioverinent of Giuyana has received an IDB loan for US$1 8.07 million to implement the
Greorgetown Solid Waste Management: Programme. The Programme's general objective is to
contributee to improving the quality of life of the population living hin Georgetown Municipality
arid the fifteen (15) participating Neighdourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). The purpose of
the programme is toimplement sustainable solutions to solid waste management for Ceorgetown
Municipality and the participating NDCs. It is intended that part of the proceeds of the financing
will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for "Hazardous Indu~stial and Healthcare
Waste Management Consultancy."

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is proceeding with the hiring of a
consulting firm to execute the following Hazardous Industrial. and Healthcare Waste
Management activities:

*A review of the existing situation anld current practices
*Development of a preliminary i~lwentory of hazardous w l.tc.
Development of' a Strategy for Hazardous Waste Mlanagement: in Georgetown
municipality and participating NDCs.
mplementation ofthe strategy.

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Developmen:; invites eligible consultancy
firms from any member country of the Inter-American Devei~pmr~ent Bank to submit their
SExpression of Interest (EOI) in not more than ten (10) pages andl 0 Is include details of work in
: he same areas of specialization.

Estimated level of effort for consultancy is eighteen ( 18) man-me .. orl professional staff.

-:Duration of consultancy is 12 months

SSelection will be based on qualifications and relevant applicabkr pe~rience. The Expressionof
Interest will be evaluated and the results used to prepare a : en:tlist of not more than six
Sconlsulting firms, which will1be invited to present techn icaland finan n al proposals-

I interested firms are required to submit their Expression of Inte t (E0l) by July 21, 2008 at
S1630h. The employer is not responsible for documentation re: .:d after the time and date
Specified for reception of the proposals in which case they will bc * c ed.
SApplication must be submitted in one (1I) hard copy and one (1 ) electronic copy (pdf format) and
placed in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

The Project Manager
Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme,
Incinerator C~ompound, Princess Street

Applicatiodi must be clearly marked at the top left-hanid corner "Hazardous Induftrial'and
Healt hcae eWaste Manggement Consultancy"*

iFurther infimnration mlay Ibe obttained from the office of the Project Manager, Gieorgetown Solid
Waste Management Proguqu .llR. Inci ilr na af Compound, Princess Strect, Greorgetown, Gjuyana

Phone: 592 227 8429,ecm3;l: ~ l um1 '! I gmnail.com


229 South Road Lacytown

1. The Ministry of Tourism, InduLstry and Commerce invites suitably qualified
Contractors to submit bids for the Construction of Access Road at Belvedere
Industrial Estate, Belvedere, Corentyne, Region 6.

2. Tender documents for the above works will be available from 25'h. June, 2008
and can be obtained from the Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce upon
payment of a non-refundable sum of G$5,000 per document.

3. Each Tender must be: enclosed in a sealed, plain envelope which must not, in any
way, identifyr the Tender and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner
"Tender for the Construction of Acess Road, Belvedere Industrial Estate".

4. Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Compliance Certificates from Guyana
Revenue Authority (GRA) and National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Tenders
without valid certificates will be disqualified.

5. Tenders must be addressed as stated below and submitted not later than 9:00 h
on Tuesday, 08''" July 2008.

National Board of Procurement
and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

6. Tecnderess or their representatives are invited to witness the opening of th~e Bid
Documents on 08' July 2008 at 09:00 b at the National Board of
Procurement and Tender Administratiion Boardroom.

i; The National 30ard of Procurement and Tender Administration dloes not bind itself
to accept the lowest Tender and retains the right to reject any tender without
assigning specific :reasonl(s).

Willet Hamilton
Permanent Secretary

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

"age XXII

:HE US ambassador to
-raguay has- become a
usic sensation in the
countryy after recording an
-!bum of folk songs in the
aidigenous Guarani lan-
oage. .
"What I've been trying to
to is show respect for Para-
Jay and for its culture,"
smes Cason told the BB'C.
.Proceeds from the album
ales are going to fund En-
lish-language grants for
oor Paraguayan Students.

. Mr Cason's efforts
have been well re-
ceived, although one
politician grumbled
about hiis pronuncia-
"The polls show
that Paraguayans
thought we didn't re-
spect their culture. I
said, that's not true
and so that's why be-
fore I even came to the
country, I learned Gua-
rant and I've been

studying since then," Mr
Cason said.
"I've never been to a
country where I can't
speak the language."
Through his lessons,
he discovered that Para-
guay "has really beautt-
ful music," he said.
'Harder than Chi-
Mr Cason, who has
never been involved in
professional music be-
fore, was encouraged to

Ambassador Cason in the studio during his folk singing debut.

raguay's most favourable, and one "Itik ayr
soprano, Paraguayan politician. I sthn thsd ey'r
ramendi. said the ambassador stmaeande
suledin is"sings horribly and his wu tok themeiome
eat a concert pronunciation of Gua-
:odin h rn od sami to learn a language
corng f is anwors i sammr-which is probably
k songs, in- ing. hre hn hns,
e the ambas- But Mr Cason's said Mr tnCason, who

do.htsl ,n gn thhe radieoennd las leaves Paraguay, his
eviews have teners have been en- final posting, on 2
eP ss h an. thusiastic~r h August. (BBC News)


sing by Par
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Invitation for Bids (PIFB)
Co-operative Republic of Guvana
Ministry of Health, Materials Management Uinit

1. T'he Ministry of Heahlh has securedl funding for the purchase of the items below and
invi~tes sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for. the supply and delivery of
1. MoH 75-08 Sup~ply and Delivery of~ienertors.
2. MIoH~76-08 Supply and Del very of heldical Equipment.
2. Bidding will be conducted through thle National Competitive Biddinlg (NCB)
procedures. specified in the Procuremlentr Act 2003. andf is open to all biddlers. subject
to provisions of Section IV (Eligible Countries) as defined in th~e Bidding
3. Interested eligible bidders mayL obtain further information, clarific~ation, examine
and uplift bid documents (upon8 presentation of receipt fr~om Ministry of Health-
see#5 below) at the address in belowo, from Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm:
4. Qualifications requirements include: Valid certificates of Compliance from NIS and
GiRA which should be submitted for companies with offices registered in Guyrana.
Additional requirements/ details are pro~vide~d in the Bidding Documents,
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders upon payment of a nonl-refundable manager's cheque I cash fee of GS5000
6. Bids must be delivered to the Chairmlan of National Procurement and Tender
Administration (Notrth Western1Buiding) Ministry of Finance Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Gruyana at or before 9) am July 8, 2008 for Project #s
MoH 75-08 & MoH 76-08.
-Electwonic bidding w~il not1 be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened
in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to~ attend in person at. the
amues eo a 9i bmJy 8, 208frpote
7. Purchiasing of Bid Documents (see #5 also):
Cashier -Accounis Department (Giround Floor)
Ministry of~iealth, Brickdam. Georgetown
8. Further information, clarification, examination and uplifting bid documents (upon
presentation ofreceiptfrom Ministry ofsealth, see#3 above)
Ms. Sasha Singh:
M~ateriidls Management Unit, Ministry of Health
Lot 1 Mudflat, Kingston, Gieorgetownl
Tel 22 69351. Fax 22 57767, E mail: mmumohligmail~ccorn

9. For Bid Stabmission and Bid opening (see#6 also)
The Chairmran
National Procu'rement and Tender Administration (North Western Buildiing)
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets.

Two hours wi h

M bb t Mua O S

ert M gab' off iInR thh
spokesmmanehissed at me to

Jumping up, I followed the
frozen gaze of a dozen officials
who stood to attention sud-
Behind my chair,
Zimbabwe's president had ap-
peared in a~der~way, motionless Bb ~~f~a "'
and staring straight at me. ..
I smiled, but he stared pas-
sively back. His eyes never left .
my fac.r;", Q-
I felt he was trying to get 9
the measure of me. I had heard. .

reviled leaders continued to
study his visitor silently, I
realized Mr Mugabe was almost
as wary of me as I was of him-
The six officials in attendance
did not move a muscle.
The tension in the room re-
mained suffocating until I was
invited by his spokesman to de-
scribe the book I was writing.
Mr Mugabe laughed up-
roariously when I related an an-
ecdote from my interview with

dency on which the words
'Mugabe is right' were embla-
His staff 's obsequious
laughter each time he made a
sarcastic remark confirmed that
their conditions of service in-
cluded internalising the idea
that he can do no wrong.
.Mr Mugabe admitted hav-
ing no lifelong friends and, as a
lonely, bookish child, he re-
called "talking to myself, recit-

ing little poems and reading
things aloud to myself."
Tears gleamed in his eyes
when he recalled the cordial re-
lations he once enjoyed with
Britain's Royal Family.
He talked a lot about his
"sacrifice and suffering," words
reminiscent of the Christian
concepts he imbibed as a child
in a Catholic mission school.
He told me that his granny
was regarded as a heathen, ex-

plaining that he could only visit
her when the European priests
allowed it,
One of them became a sur-
rogate parent after his own fa-
ther abandoned the family.
I first met Mr Mugabe in
1975, shortly before he crossed
the border from what was then
Rhodesia into Mozambique to
wage war against white minor-
ity rule.
see page XXVII

CO~operrative Republic of Guyana
Modernization of the Justice Administration

System (M 1JAS)
Ministry Of Legal Affairs

P~rsject ID No. Lo-1745-1746i/SF-GY
1. The G)overnment of` Guyana (GO)G) h~as received fimancmug fErom the Inter
Amnerican Development Bank (IADB) fo~r the Modernization of the Just~ice
A-~dministration~ Systemn. The ob~jective of thle programmed is to enhance the
inv~estment climate and rights; enforcement in Gruyanai, through improved public
sector gover-nance. P~art of the proceeds will be usedf for the purch~asing of
equipment as sitated be~lowt:

Mugabe and Grace

from his niece how he used si-
lence as a weapon to unnerve his
enemies and ensure that nobody
knew what he was thinking.
Once I faced Mr Mugabe
across his big desk, he
apologised for keeping me wait-
ing in a Harare hotel for fiie
His face remainedt ~::_pres-
sionless. which is presumably
why, having neither frown nor
laughter lines, he looksomuh
younger than his 84 years.
As one of the world's most

Lady Mary Soames, widow of
Britain's last governor in Rho-
She told me how her En
grlish friends had urged her to
send a disapp~roving letter to Mr
Mumbe. w ~irh whoml she once
so :an ed. andl how-. she ex

lakenl Zimbabwez's president off
her Chrisitmas card list, she
could do no more.
:Lonely child
Earlier, Ihad spotted amas-
sive banner inside the presi

a. Desktop C~omputers
b. Laptop C'omputer
c.Nhetworking Printer
d. U'PS for Computers
e. F~lat-bed Sca:nner


2.The GOG hereby invilie sealedf ;n ekrls froml eligible and qualified biidders for
thle supply. deliver. installation and1 conlfiguratlionl of the above equipment.

3.: Biddin~g will be dione through the National C~ompetitive Bidding (NC:B)
prcedures. as speedicle in the Procuremnent Act 2003, and is open to all bidders,
subject to the pr-oviisions of Sect~ion Ill ( Eli gible IDB country) of the document.

Lt I1'IcTet'son"Ri shb oidr ca oxliiBi eDOCIILlt unl ur heequ mle t
paragraph #11 fronm Thlursday. July 03, 2008 to F-riday,. JulY 11; 2008 dur-ing
normal wvorkmig hours.

5s. Bidders qlualificaition requirements for business registered in Gulyana includes
thle following:
-Validt Certificate of Compliance from the National Insurance Scheme
.Valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyan~a Revenue Authority

6. The above certificates murst: be included as part of th~e bid submission.

7. Electronic bidding will not be acceptable. Also, late sulbmission of bids will be
rejected. All bids must be accompanied by a 'Fixed Bid Security of G$300,000
Bids mulst be submitted no later than Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8:30atm to the:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tendered Administration Board.
North Western Building
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana.

9,. All bids must mark: Supply of Equipment Technical Secretariat, Ministry
of Legal Affairs at: the top left hand of the envelope.

10. Bids will be open on Tuesday, July 15. 2008 at the above address in the presence
of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend the op~enmng.

11i. For further information and clarification please contact t .

Procurement Officer
Modernization ofthe Justice Administration System
STechnical Secretariat
Ministry of Legal Affairs
95-Carm~ichael Street, North Cummingsburg
Gieorgetown, Gjuyana.
Tele: 226-26 16-8 Ext:32
Email: tript ccc@yahoo.com


7/4/2008, 6:33 PM

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008

pg~ iPf-Il


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill senior vacancies (headsdprincipals, deputy heads/principals, senior mnasters/m~istresses and heads of subject departments) of
schools/institutions governed by Boards.
The eligibility criteria are the same as used by the TSC for each category of vacancy.

(i) All applicants for the Headship of the schools/institutions listed in the advertisement
are required to:

(i) apply on form TSC 2007!2008 (in the case of applicants serving in Non-Board Schools) or on fonn SBS 2007/2008 (in the case of applicants serving inl Boar~d Schools). These ar~e
the only valid Application Forms for such vacancies.

(ii) acquaint themselves with the School Improvement Plans (SIPs) of those schools in which they are serving.

(iii) in not more than a total of one thousand twho hundred words (1,200) set out:
(a) a critique of the SIP of that school, and
(b) proposals for the development and improvement plan of that school. with a clear time-line for the strategies to be employed.

(iv) prepare themselves, if short-listed to attend an interview at a place and time identified by the respective Boards to amplify and defend their submission at (iii) aboave.

(v) The submission must be accompanied by the completed A~pplication FQrm and sent DIRECT to the Coordinator - School Boards Secretariat 113, Woolfordt Averive.

(2) All applications for the other advertised vacant posts must be submitted on Form 2007/20i08/1 (for applicants serving in Non-Board Schools and on F~orm SBS 2007 2008/1 for applicants serving
in Board Schools. Applicants who wish to apply for more than one (1) advertised vacant post must make separate applications.

(3) Copies of Application documents, are available from the office of all HODOEs, from thle TSC, from the School Boards Secretariat (SBS), and M~inistry of E~ducationl 21i, Brickdaml.

(4t) All applications must reach the Coo~rdinator, School Boards Secretariat 113.
Wool ford Avenue, Georgetown on or before July 07, 2008.

Vibert GHart
Coordinator SBS
Ministry of Education
2008-06-09 :

Page -XXIV

Sunday Chronicle July 6, 2008


G~eorgelown Region # 4
t:1) The Bishops' High School President's College

Region #3 Region #
;\\I Demeralra Secondary Sichoo~l Annandale Secrondary' Scho~l

Region #r 5 Region # 6
Re.mind~r~ Scondars Schow..I T':lrore Mermorial See ~c~hool
Newu Amjterdam Sec. School
Region 7
Bartica Secondary Schoo~l Region #i 10

Geourgerow~n Linden Foundation Sec. School
South Rulmver~ldt Secondar1 School
Bnlckdam Secondary School
i ulonajl High School


Region #
ILhamolnd Secondary School


SRegion # 9
F1 Ipnatiu-, beondalry Sc~h~..ll


GeorgtownRegion # 10
emern~mcent Tec~hnical institutes IGjTII Lindcn Technical Institute (Lil I


iCul. aa Indutria~rl Trainlnd I:cntrre (GITC:)

Carnegie School of Homer Economics (CSHE)

DEPTY ~IlE: Ds O~F GR.\DE (.1) bECOND1\RYI SCHOOLS (cont'd)

Region #I 10
Mlac~kenzie Hlgh Sc~hol~l


Region # Region #
Nortnh WeLsr Secon~idars Schll'll1 Domnnd 4seconda1ry. irilc.el(~


Region~ # Region #6
EssequrhO Tchilniial Insrure IE TII o.A edn ehiOI-ar


C'amregic Schl.llal nlf Holme E.cono.mls I SHEI
C \rl Poner Collcce of ti Jesuton I CP(. E Currciculum


G~eorgetown Region #6
iu;ana Induurnsl TrLanungI (Centre I..ITC' ) I.1pper Corent)~ne Indusirnal Tl.ullnmg
C !nt re IL C`I Tc~ I


Region rt I Kregion # 1
Northr Wea-C See Silhes.I Ill
iinna Regan. ce Scho CaI(LI 1

Neg=ion #e .1

Region # 4
Pr~len.' Idet' llege c
A~nnandle~~~ See bhoul
DIamllond See Schol~l

Region #6
Tj~.Tagor iConl~jejrl Schol ~
Ne<-. IAmsterdfaml Ler khoL[~'

Regin~n # 10
Linden Foudt. Sec. School

KRegion #

SI Roase-' High School
a suee~ns Clollege (1)
f mo~rial High School
ChristCh~urch Sec. School
Central High School

Region # 10I
ilandon Ilch Institute (CTI)


ltlege St. Stanislaus College
St. Roses' High School
The Bishops' High School


Region # 5
Secondary School Rosignol Secondary School
Secondary School

Region # 4
President's Co

Region # 2
Anna Regina
Abrams' Zuil


Region # 2
Essequibo Tech. Int. (ET'I) (2)



The Government of Guyana (GiOG) has secured a Technical Assistan~ce Grant fr~om
the Caribbean Development Bankc (CDB) to assist in financing consultancy services for the
Revaluation of Properties in the four- communities which are to be upgr-aded to Tl:ownship~s.
These are located in the Essequibo area of Guyana viz. Bartica,. Charity. Parikia and
Supenaam. GOGi has appointed the Ministry of Local 'Government and Regional
Development (MLGrRD) as the executing agoency for thre provision of consultancy services
for the Revaluation of Proper-ties in the four communities. .

The objective of the consultancy is to improve thle overall eqjuity and efficiency of

under the Inter American Development Bank funded Urban De~elopment Project to:

(a) capture all properties to develop atax roll that isl100% complete and accurate for the
project communities:

(b) consistently apply systematic and acceptable valudt~ion techniques to value the
properties; and make use of up-to-date technology for property identification,
valuation, accounting and record maintenance in Bartica, Charity, Parika and

MLGrRD invites eligible consultants or joint ventures of consultants to submit
Statements ofCapability for the provision of these consultancy; ser-vices. In the assessment: of
submissions, consideration will be given to the technical competence, qualifications and
experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments. financial capability and
present commitments. All information shall be submitted in thle English language.
Consultants shallbeeligible forprocurementif:

(a) in the case of body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organized in an
eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is
more than 50% benleficiatlly owned by a citizen;or citizens and/or a bona rfide
resident or residents of an eligible country or countries or by a body or bodies
corporate meeting these requirements:

(b) in the case of individuals and unincorporated finns,jthe person or persons is or are a
citizen or citizens or bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country; and ,

(c) in all cases, the Consultanlt has no arrangement zinld undertakes not to make any
arrangements whereby anly substantial part of the profits or other tangible benefits
of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person wrho is nlot a citizen or bona jfide
resident ofan eligible country.

Eligible countries are CDB Member countries.

Enquiries about any matter contained herein should be made to the Prrjrct
Coordinator at the first address below. between the hours df9:00 am -4:00 pm, Mloniday
through Friday, except on public holidays.

Two copies of thesrubmissiions mustbe delivieredito hefirst addrerssbelow not I ter
than 9:00 h on Friday July 18L", 2008, with one copy beitig sent simultaneously to CDB at the
second address below. T~he sealed envelope containing each submission should include the
Same and address of the applicant and should be clearly, marked "STA\TEMENT IOF

Following asisessment of the submissions, a shortlist of not less than three and hot
more thann six applicants will be provided with full tenns of reference and invited to sub nt l
technical and financial proposals to undertake the assigrunent. GOGJ reserves the right to
accept or reject late applicants or to cancel the present invitation~ partially or in its entire It
will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicantt and will not def ay
anly costs incurred by any appl cant inl the preparation and submission ofstatements. /

(1) Project Coordinator
Community Services Enhancement Project
Ministry ofLocal Covernment and Regional Devellopment
Kingston, Gieorgetow~n

Tel: (592) 225-7826
Fax: (592) 225-8054

(2) Procurement Off~icer
Project Services Division
Caribbean Development Bank
P.O. Box4308
Wildey. St. Michael

Tel: (246) 431-1600
E-mail: procurement(~~caribanlk.org

This Statement of Capability Notice supersedes that which was published locally
on January 1 3"'. 17'' and 24"'. 2007 and on February 3"''and 14";, 2007.

pgge ~i5L~i;l:

ARIES -- Try to be as meticulous as you possibly can, today. If you get lazl
with the little details, you will only be overwhelmed when they start to snow
Ball out of control. Take care of things right away. And don't forget to makl
lists, lists, lists! They are the key to keeping yourself sane. Sweeping thing:
under the rug is a big no-no! This stuff will only come back later, bigger amt
badder than ever before. Nipping things in the bud is the best way to play .
TAURUS --The social energy level in your world is positively buzzing thi-
Smorning, and it will only increase as the day continues. You are going tl
3) love feeding off the energy of others, which makes today a wonderful day t<
/be with people strangers and friends, alike. You're in good shape if you've
got tickets to a popular concert, a big sporting event, or are planning to gl
taond pepla retut y ton ght.oCsoeds will inject you with positive energy'

today. They want to start communicating more clearly about what they neel
from you, and you will definitely want to hear what they say. It's a good anl
healthy time for you to both re-evaluate this relationship. Could it be time t<
move things to another level? Y/ou definitely are ready. It's important to bl
brutally honest and be willing to be vulnerable. You can't get what you war
unless you are willing to ask for it.
CANCER -- Today is a good day for starting new journeys you have th
confidence you need to handle unfamiliar experiences in new locations: S
:./ if you are about to begin a vacation or trip, you can expect it to go very wel
Plans might get uprooted at the last minute, but in the end the outcome wi
be better than it could have been before. The journey you begin today does
have to be a literal one your spiritual journey is still continuing, and
could take a fun turn.
LEO -- Don't be surprised if you are feeling more introverted than usua
today. The energy in your life is slowing down, and you won't be in a ver
outgoing mood. Things have started to quiet down again in your social life
making it the perfect time to recharge your batteries with some quality
'alone' time. Stay inside of your shell and don't feel obligated to accept so
cial invitations just because they've been extended to you. If you don't war
to go out, then don't. People will understand
VIRGO -- The last thing you need to be is a bit player in someone else'.
life today so if a drama erupts, just step back and let them handle th
mess on their own. You didn't create their mess, so you shouldn't have t
help tidy it up. And if the~ ask directly for your help, you should easily b
able to find a diplomatic way to extricate yourself from the situation. Maybe.
your workload is too heavy? You have relatives visiting? You suddenly g(
transferred to Shanghai? Stay out of things today.
LIBRA -- As fun as today will be, there will also be a multitude of distract
tions happening around you. The nagging voice in your head will be tellin
you that you are forgetting to do something, and you've got no choice but 1
listen and obey whatever it says. In order to get all your boring thing
done quickly so you can have more time for fun, stay focused on each tas
as Syfou do it. That will make time fly, and help you get everything done-rigI

SCORPIO -- Why are you in such a hurry to get to the next step in your life
Try to keep your focus ori what needs to happen today, and let tomorro
take care of itself. If you need some sort of distraction, then call up one <
your friends who always has a lot going on in their life. Getting the lowdow
on their dramas will help you take your mind off of things and it coul
clue you in to some new hot gossip. Get permission before spreading
around, of course.
SAGITTARIUS -- Despite the glowing reviews you've received from yol
coworkers and authority figures, today is not the day to ask for a raise. Yot
professional life is going to get quite interesting soon, and what you migI
be lacking in compensation right now will be paid back to you in the form <
mna e oti -ondin ubsine trip sovn. M y snot te onl k y th
r your employers can show you how much they value you.
CAPRICORN -- When you notice a business or financial problem toda
(and you will) do not panic! Get organized. Turn methodical. Don't just pt.
everything apart and start over again. Making a few small adjustments w
prove to be all it takes, and this afternoon will bring you a lightening bolt c,
p inspiration. Take your time, and have confidence that you will sort even!
thing out well before you need to start worrying. But do start on it today -
procrastination is the only thing that could trip you up.
AQUARIUS -- If you are worried that one of your relationships is goin
through too much turmoil right now to survive, rest easy. Something is gc
ing on beneath surface with them and they are not ready to tell you what i
)really going on. While it might not feel too good to know that they are keeF
ing things from you, you have to realize that they can't share their feeling
until they are ready to. Let things go for now, and check back in with them i
Sa few days. They'll be ready soon.
PISCES --Today you need to act first and ask questions later time i
going to be slippery, and it might easily get away from you when you're no
looking! Your actions will help others more than you know, because people
are counting on you to be their inspiration. Sounds like a heavy burder

)i tions without breaking a sweat. The key is you just can't think too mucrihNtfryu lotefrlslyucng eodpol' xet
about it. Pondering your next move is going to paralyze you.

7/4/2008. 6:31 PM

Sunday thro~nsle 'July 6, '2008



- 1


I 1 I

Dear students,
Try to reduce any anxiety you feel about 'covering the syllabus' by being clear and
specific about what you need to work on and revise. Know why you are revising it, and
how it fits in the overall revision of your subject. Begin by drawing up a table with
headings of Principal Topics and Sub-topics to be studied actively, and then
endeavour to construct efficient key word revision cards for each sub-topic. Keep
moving on!
Love you.

SThe Passage
After he left, I looked out of the window for a while, with my coat on and all. I didn't have
anything else to do. You'd be surprised what was going on in the other side of the hotel.
They didn't even bother to pull their shades down. .
I saw one man, a grey-haired, very distinguished-looking fellow with only his shorts on,
do something you wouldn't believe me even if I told you. First he put his suitcase on the
bed. Then he took out all these women's clothes silk stockings, high-heeled shoes,
brassire, and one of those corsets with the straps hanging down and all. Then he put on
this very tight evening dress. I swear to God. Then he started walking up and down the
room, taking those very small steps, the way a woman does, and smoking a cigarette
and looking at himself in the mirror. He was all alone, too. Unless somebody was in the

bathroom I couldn't see that much.
Then in the window almost right over his, I saw a
man and a woman squirting water out of their mouth ..
at each other. It probably was alcohol, not water, but :::
I couldn't see what they had in their glasses.
Anyway, first he'd take a swallow and squirt it all over
her, then she did it to him they took turns, for God's
sake. You should've seen them. They were in
hysterics the whole time, like it was the funniest thing
that ever happened. I'm not kidding, that hotel was
lousy with perverts. I was probably the only normal
bastard in the whole place and that isn't saying
much. I nearly sent a telegram to old Stradlater
telling him to take the first train to New York. He'd
have been the king of the hotel.
What to do

Suppose this is the way you choose to write your story, by looking into windows or houses
or photographs or diaries. You then have to choose the language that suits the character
you set up yourself to be. Have a choice either to continue to write and complete this
story or to write one more fitting your experience. Handle it however you think it fitting.
Remember this is an effort to assist you in writing your short story, giving account of
events, and presenting description in a lighthearted fashion.
Whatever is your choice, think on the following questions: What aspect would you develop
further? Why? What aspect would you develop in your own choice? What aspects would
you add?
What would you make the narrator do next? Would you irvant to turn his attention to a .
sober side of the hotel, wake him up from his spying or would you open more windows to
him? Think carefully about what y'ou would do and do it well-
Enhance Your Writing
Working Toward a Final Version -- Sentence Errors Missing Commas

Reminder: Let's lookt at editing to rrect sentence errors. Begin this stage by taking a
careful look at your sentences. Mi~lke sure that each sentence expresses a complete
thought in a way that is grammatically correct. When you are finished doing that, use a
checklist to see whether you have covered all loopholes.

Today we will look at ways to solve th~e problem of missing commas with nonessential
Problem 1: Missing commas with nonessential participles, infinitives, and their phrases
The team,defeated, trudged wearily to the bus.
The waves, gleaming in the sunlight, pounded the beach-
To be sure, I have no experience with this kind of problem'




Sunday Chronicle July 8, 2008

Solution to Problem 1:
The team, defeated, trudged wearily to the bus.

To be sure~ I have no experience with this kind of problem.
NOTE: What is needed to be done is to determine whether the participle, infinitive, or
phrase is truly not essential to the meaning of the sentence. If so, set off the phrase with
Problem 2: Missing commas with nonessential adjective clauses
Kai-chis who comes from Shanghain is studying piano.
Solution to Problem 2: Missing commas with nonessential adjective clauses
Kai-chi who comes from Shanghai, is studying piano.
NOTE: Determine whether the, clause is truly not essential to the meaning of the
sentence. If so, set off the clause with commas.
Problem 3: Missing commas with nonessential appositives
Mr. iowa our anthropology professor will speak on hippopotamus habits.
Solution to Problem 3: Missing commas with nonessential appositives
Mr. lowas our anthropology professor, will speak on hippopotamus habits.
NOTE: Determine whether the appositive is truly not essential to the meaning of the
sentence. If so, set off the appositive with commas.
Problem 4: Missing commas with interjections and parenthetical expressions
Oho I know what you mean.
.Derrick, I believe, offered to help with the scenery for the play.
NOTE: Set off the interjection or parenthetical expression with commas.

Vary the Construction
Here is an exercise that is surely going to help you vary the construction of your
sentences. Using different kinds of sentences makes writing more interesting. Look at
the excerpt again to see the types of sentences the writer used. Read what you wrote for
your first draft. What kinds of sentences did you use? Is there enough variety?
Here is the exercise: Rewrite the following three groups of sentences using a participial
phrase and/or a subordmnate clause of time or cause in each. The first one is done for
1. He was an invalid. He could not see me for long. I called to enquire after his health,
(a) Because he was an invalid he could not see me for long when I called to enquire
after his health.
(b) Being an invalid, he could not see me for long when I called to enquire after his
2. He rnet her. He was an impressionable young man with very little sense. He
imagined at that time that he was in love with her.
3. The monkey seized the banana. The banana was offered to it. It tore off the skin
and ate the banana.

I wish 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 all this is easy, soothing, and natural.
As bright and spotless as a dinner counter.

The real difficulty iS eyeing theflat,
plain, and level. Scaffolding,~
the high wires, the firefighter's ladders,
disarrange the subject. Then
an ocean has thoughts; the wind
calls collect, a whispering relative: Your signature

so(n Tnaea and hiding shapes.

Responding to poetry isn't easy sometimes. If you were taught to read and write poetry at
the same time, it would not be hard for you now. Anyhow, the poem above is for you to
read and discuss with your study partners. When 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 point
2.. How does thinking get in the way of seeing in the second stanza? What details does
the poet stand on?

apped offitrdh a jugi ofcreamy, hot Chamnpion Curstard POowder sarce. Steamned Puddlrings rre the perf~ctr itray to
sa ny meol special. Pe'rfct on aI Mraiy da r! Here are tw~o mtore deliciours recipes to enjoJ
50g butter. softened Grease a 6-cup capacity pudding basin. Line base with
/4 cup caster- sugar baking paper. Using an electric mixer, beat butter,
large lem-ons, r-ind finely grated, juiced sugar and lemon rind until light andl creamy. Add eggs'
I at a tim-e, beating well after each addition. Sift flour
eggs, at room temperature over mnixt'ure. Add 1/3 cup juice. Fold until just
li2 cups self-raising flour co bnbd iSp (m batter into ba in. Smoot srae
ThminCustard Pow~der string (see note). Place a trivet or inverted saucer in a
ndlemon zest, to serve large saucepan. Sit basin on trivet. Pour boiling water
into saucepan so it comes halfway up side of basin.
Votes &; tips: Corruet preparationt prLlevetls Cover saucepan. Cook pudding over medium heat for I
ddnsfrom becomring wdcterloggerd during 1/2 hours, adding more boiling water as required. Lift
oig.Covecr basin wvith bakurg pepper and basin out of saucepan. Remove foil and paper. Tum
oiu, laing a 4cm overhang. Secure wuiit pudding onto a warm plate. Top with lemon zest. Cut
rn.Fold failer~es up out ofirachr of watenr into wedges and serve with Champion Curstardl.


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Best Wishes to Mr and Mrs Phillip Dhanpaul of De Wilem Noirth, West Coast Demerara on
their 51st wedding anniversary from their seven loving children (Sandra, Ruth, Esther, and
David all of New York; Fidel of, Canada; Michael of 'Ikinidad; and Beir of Gylyana), their
adopted children (Sunita, Devika, Whitney, and Nixon), their niece Mlona Seeonath, three
sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, and their 12 grandchildren.

O/iIcrl pagye XX/III

TwNo hours wvith...

He came~ to dmnecr at my
house, not to~ meel me but to
tallk ro a constitutional expen.
w ho, was m\ inend
He wa\ quieIr nd pleas-
aIn!. tho-ugh he became agalated
when hl Ihi dJd not rrinie and
he tho~ught her woauld nuss hn
train at 2100 ?
Seeilng nn frlend could
not dnte,. I d~cidedi to take AiRr
Mlug~e to the sstatonmysel~l`.
I3lon e m\ ~\a ol
Drl\ving fat andj In a
pume. I told him that~ I had left
my son unallended
The neul day. he phoned

me IMr J~nner and to ask If mi

Ln contrast to Iris \Itnhe
public speeches. unerneath

there 1s a Sin. SOld) -spoken
When I metr him again lIjc
yer,r he remained the: same, al-
best more rsevre and diallel.
Bubble of denial
When discusilng his Infa-
moius land grab. he referred
polntedlg t0 the conuntry' dis-
posse~s~se land ow\ner .1
"Bnilish farmers" and mad3e at
iclr that he held Britain re-
sponsible for the blood) 15-
year-lo~ng war wi~th his preje-
cessor lan Snuth
hir Mlugabe rs obsessed
with hls pense olf be~trayal by
the Bntish It was the Bmi~h
n he~ qpoIII things for the
wrhlies, he told mer.
On his reasnilngn behind
the landl Injiuions. he said. "\He
had hoped thai the British

wrould rake~ nouce of it and that
the\ wouldl say. "Let's m~ee and
discuss this "
It becamer clear that nir
Mlugathe has arranged himself In1
a bllbble of desnil to, amid fac -
Ing wihat he has do~ne rn Zamiba-
W;hen I suggeited thjt hi.
polletes~ had causedj the
econo~my~ to ollapse. he jat up
straighL hlS c'!r5110sthnlg.
-Our economic Isa hundreds
runes benecr than the ale13rag At
nean ecLonomy\ Outside Soluth
Arinca. wihat country I as~ ood
as Zimbabwe?'..Whall slacklng
now arre ecods o~n the she~lles -
that1 IS all."
It seemed to me that Alr
Mlugabe was show-ing he wras
c~ompletely out of touch with
reality. IBBC News)

.1 ~

Welcome to the 511'h edition of
/"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

1 tablespoon black treacle
3 tablespoons golden syrup
6 oz (175 g) self-raising flour
I rounded teaspoon Chamrpion

I z175 g) better, softened
3 large eggs
6i oz ( 175 g) soft li ght brown su gar
Toi serve:
3 extra tablespoons goldenl syrup
Chamtpion Curstard Powvder made
into hot custard sauce. '

You will also need a 2 p'int (1.2 litrt~e)
pudding basin, well buttered, a large
mixing bowl, greaseproof paper and
foil measuring 16 in by 12 in (40) cm x
30 cm), some string and scissors,

First of ail butter the basin, then measure 3 tablespoons of
golden syrup into it. Then take a large mixing bowl. sift the
flour and Champion Baking Powvder into it, add the softened
butter, eggs, sugar anid black treacle. Next, using In electric
11and whiskr(or a lrge ork and hats of elbowofrease), be tthe

Now spoon the mixture into the basin and level the top using
the back: of the tablespoon.
Place the sheet of fail over the greaseproof paper, make a
pleat in the centre, and place this. foil-side uppermost, on top
of the pudding. Pull it down the sides and tie the string, taking
the string over the top and tyirig it on the other side to make
yourself a handle for lifting. Trim off the excess paper all the
way round. Nowv steam the pudding for 2 hours, checking the.
wate~rlevel hal fway through.
To serve. loosen thle pudding all round using a palette knife,
invert it on to a wanted plate, and pour an extra 3
tablespoons of syrup wantedd if you like) over the top before
taking it to the table. Serve with Championt Cutstard.

15aking Powder Icing Sugar
'"""'"""'""'Curry Powder
Blackh Rrpper Gararm Plaala

Sunday Chronicle Jujy 6, 2008


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IRyle attends Palace for honour

ACTRESS Angelina Jolie's doctor has said her twins may take
a few more weeks to arrive.
Dr Michel Sussmann said at a news conference that the 32-
year-old was doing fine and would give birth "in the weeks to
Dr Sussmann stressed that the actress had checked into the hos.
pital to be closely monitored, not because of any medical emer-
Jolie checked into the Lenval Hospital in Nice, France, earlier
this week.
She is expected to remain
there until she gives birth.
Asked when the actress is ex-
pected to have her twins, Dr
Sussmann replied: "I can't give
you a date. Let's say the birth will
happen in the weeks to come."

'Totally ~normal'
"Mrs Angelina Jolie and her
husband, Brad Pitt, told me to tell
you that she is doing absolutely
fine," said- the doctor, apparently
unaware that the stars are not
"Her hospitalisation at this
stage in her pregnancy is totally
normal for a patient who had a
Cesarean during her first preg-
nancy," he added.
ANY DAY NOW: Angelina, in The doctor denied some me-
an obviously advanced dia reports that the whole fifth
stage of pregnancy. floor of the hospital had been
given over to the Jolie-Pitts, say-
ing they had reserved just four rooms for them and their body-
"She is a patient like any other she is very well and she is
okay," he said, but would not reveal the sex of the babies.
Jolie already has one daughter with actor Brad Pitt Shiloh
Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, who was born in Namibia in 2006.
The couple has also adopted three more children Cambodian-
born son Maddox, daughter Zahara from Ethiopia and Pax, from
Jolie confirmed she was expecting twins at the Cannes Film
festival in May after her Kung Fu Panda co-star Jack Black acci-
.ientally referred to them in an interview.
She has since said the babies are due in August. (BBC

US pop star Madonna and her film director, husband Guy
Ritchie are not planning to divorce, according to the singer's
Liz Rosenberg told the Reuters news agency the couple's mar-
riage "does not need saving" and that Ritchie is with his wife and
children in New
She also
denied reports
that Madonna
is dating base-
ball star Alex
Rodriguez. r
The com- ., 'd
ments follow p
speculation that 1k~
the couple's
eight-year rela-
tionship is on
the rocks.
It had been Msadonna and Guy outside the Italian
reported in the eatery, Cesca, in New York City where they
UK tabloid~ had dinner just Tuesday night last.
press that Ma-
donna had taken on Sir Paul McCartney's divorce lawyer Fiona
Shackleton to represent her.
Last week, the Daily Mirror newspaper dedicated two front
pages to the plight of the couple's marriage, claiming Madonna
would announce her divorce after her world tour later this year.
Rodriguez, 32, who plays for the New York Yankees,. was re-
ported to have made late-night visits to Madonna's New York apart-
Ms Rosenberg said: "Madonna and Alex have the same man-
ager, Guy Oseary.
"They have met. They know each other and Madonna took
her kids to a Yankees game last week. There's really not anything
to comment on beyond that."
Madonna, 49, and Ritchie, 39, married in December 2000 at
Skibo Castle in Scotland.
They have two sons together, seven-year-old Rocco and David
Banda, whose adoption from Malawi was approved in May.
The singer also has an 11-year-old daughter, Lourdes, from
an earlier relationship. (BBC News)

a~~ fotilA pil illishon
-BMIG.Neither Sak~ita's sppkeSri npor Live Nation could
confirm wh~etrll she ojnld sjii, to-fultih41Qi-s deaL
Howeviet; theto~uiag~eh~enl:i other npe~ct~off he
Slaive Nation a~gr~eremet ur il begig ammrneately. -
.Rev signing Fiomeis only afew ji~la after Live Nation's -
chbaiirmaln, -MllSibutl Cohi, :stepp~ei~.~douin after a~dispute
over the company's strategy o~ sining- high-profile art:
:is~ to similar -'360-degree: deak~ir:: .~ bIdi-rd
'Shakira hEhs So h~~mld ove50milo Aluswrdidar
had fogr T~p -10 UK h-ird. Earl ier did -year~lbusines iniga-
zine .Forbes' lsted her as the fo rith richesr femide inlusi-
ciao in the oiedl.d-thinking 538to ( 1~9.2m) between Jiune
2006 antd June ?007. .- -
Only M~adonna, Barbra S~treisa id and Celine Dion were
ranked ahead of thi* singer tiBC ~News)

feel wry~ proud I thilnk unob. aside
from malali~ng uscl. Is abo~iut ommlu-
nicatioln jniJd tir* Smllci~~ C m1!iU1 com
niuniintioln \with my1 :1u~ienice aru~nd .
theworld." s3b ;
She said she was "slightly less
nervous" about meeting Prince
Charles because the two had met be-
"He asked me what I'm up to at- .
the moen and said he is happy to~
see me better," the singer added.
Of her medal, she said: "0'11 ad-
mire it for a while, and then keep it
safe in its box."
Minogue began her career as an The medal up close. Kylie
actress in the Australian series,' was joined by parents,
Skyways and The Henderson Kids Carol and Ron, and sister
bfr scrnM g t role of meca a Dagnii at the investiture

Since embarking on her pop ca-
reer, she has continued to reinvent herself, and recently revealed she
planned to continue singing on stage until the age of 60.
In May she received France's highest cultural honour, the
Order of Arts and Letters. (BBC News)

SINGER Kylie Minogue has been formally appointed
OBE by the Prince of Wales at a Buckingham Palace
The 40-year-old, best known for hits including, I
Should Be So Lucky and Spinning Around, was success
fully treated for breast cancer in 2005.

Kyd ts citation is for her service to the music

Minogue, who wore a cream-coloured dress decorated with large stars,
said it was "overwhelming" and "emotional."
"~I knew I would be nervous. I was very excited, and to have my
family herewas magical,"shesaid.
Minogue, who chatted to other guests at the investiture, said: "I do

;ylie arrives for the ceremony at Buckingham Palace
tearing a cream Yves Saint Laurent number.

i';l~ja ~ .O,:TaqlPCIS

Ilaie twins due is I~o splitting

mf we~ek~s"
~~:on Madonna and

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 6, 2008 17

we Q~
By Shirley Thomas
GUYANA will be amongst
some 216 countries at the up-
coming 10th World Youth
~. ? .

u~L. .

Scouts Forum, and the 38th
World Scout Conference due
to begin tomorrow and next
Monday respectively on Jeju
Island in the Republic of Ko-

so candidates, based on his
~scouting experience and his
commitment to the
The purpose of the cau-
cus, which occurs every three
years, he said, is to examine
the policies and standards of
scout movements the world
over; to formulate the general
policy governing the world
body; and to take whatever

action is required to further
the cause of the Movement.
The World Scout Confer-
ence is the governing body of
scout movements worldwide,
and is commonly referred to
as the 'general assembly' of
Other important func-
tions of the Conference are:
to elect members to the
World Scout Committee, ad-

Guyana's representative is 23-
year-old Reeza Joaquin, Assistant
District Commissioner for the Na-
tional Scouts Movement, who was
scheduled to leave for Korea early
He is the first scout that
young to represent Guyana at such
a forum, he said, and the only one
attending the conference this year.
He was selected from among six or

mit new member countries,
and select the venues for
forthcoming world scout
events such as the World
Scout Jamboree, the World
Scout Moot, the World Scout
Conference and the World
Scout Youth Forum.
The 10th World Scout
Youth Forum is being hosted
see page 18

Ig~ae~k 1

Reeza Joaquin

ARIFESTA with Culture~, Youth and Sport Mlinister, Dr Frank
:utive Officer of the CARIFESTA Secretariat (left).

Ihituc~r l~hp~p~l

~~out i~



sco unt is due,

per'fec g~ifti

Now that National Grade Six Assessment
Papers results are out, why not reward
your child for their hard work?

Give them a Republic RightStart Account
and guide them towards a foundation of
. savings.

Visit any Republic Bank branch or log on
to republicguyana.com to find out more.

Ano get a RightStart membership card
which qualifies the holder for oiscounts
at select merchants nationwide

b8 Still00f CHRONICLE .July 6, 2pp00


VAT6 Policy Corner

POLICY 46: Valu~e-ABddedB Tax: (VAT~) and8 Commrnis;sPons

The Guyana Revenue Authority continues to provide assistance to the general public on various issues
regarding the application ofVAT. This policy therefore, addresses the treatment of VAT on commissions.

A commission is described as "'a fee or consideration paid to an agent or employee for a particular
transaction, usually as a percentage of the money received from the transaction."

VAT is applicable to commissions except where the goods or service is specifically listed as zero rat-ed or
exempt in Schedules I or II of the VAT Act.

"Considleration", in relation to a supply or import of goods or services, means the total amount in
money or kind paid or payable (including a deposit on a returnable container) for the supply or import
by any person, directly or indirectly, including any duties, levies, fees, and charges (other than VAT)
paid or payable on, or by reason of, the supply or import, reduced by any price discounts or rebates
allowed and accounted for at
the time of the supply or import, but does not include -
(a) a cash payment made by any person as an unconditional gift to an association not for
ga m; or
(b) a deposit (other than ia deposit on a returnable container), whether refundable or not,
given in connection with a supply of goods or services unless and until the supplier
applies the deposit as consideration for the supply or such deposit is forfeited.
Therefore, where businesses supply Standard rated goods or services for which consideration/payment is
received in the form of commission, VTAT must be charged at the standard rate to the recipient of the ser-vice
by the person who receives the commission; providing that person is registered for VAT, *

.For instance, if Company A (a VAT registrant), sells hair dryers for Company B and receives a
commission from Company B, based on the number of hair dyers sold. Company A, is in fact performing a
service for Company Bby~selling the hair dryers.
Since that service is not listed as zero-rated or exempt in Schedule I or II of the VAT Act, then VAT must be
charged at the rate of sixteen percent to Companyo B, by CompnlwrA, on the value ofthe service received.

Regulation 11i, paragraph (8) states that "the exemption fo~r financial services~ertends to the premiums for
insurance cover under an insurance policy, but not to broker's fees or commiissions charged on the
premium. "

However, commissions paid to brokers by insurance companies in respect of premiums will attract VAT at
the standard rate of sixteen percent: As such, registered brokers are required to charge the insurance
companies 16%/ of the gross commission received as VAT.

Also, Advertising agencies and individual advertising agents registered for VAT must also charge VAT on
commissions to the recipient of the service. In some instances, VAT may be applicable both ways on one

Therefore, where a VAT registered agent provides commercials or other services on behalf of customers to a
registered television station for airtime, etc; and the agent is paid a commission by the television station for
providing the commercials or other services to them; then both transaction will attract VAT and as such, the
TV station must charge VAT to the agent for providing the airtime or other service and the agent must in turn
charge VAT to the TV station on the commission received. -

If you require additional information or assistance on VAT, feel free to contact the Value-Added Tax
Department situated at 210 'E'Albert and Charlotte Streets or by telephone numbers 227-7567, 227-7672 or

from page17
by the Korean Scout Asso-
ciation (KSA), which is
Korea's national scouting
organization Following the
live-day youth forum, which
a:ds on Friday, delegates
vill, besides being taken on

tour of the island, engage
in other worthwhile ac-
tivities over the next three
days until the commence-
ment of the conference,
which is of five days dura-
tion and will end on Fri-
day July 18.
A member of the

Queen's College Scouts
Group, Reeza has been in-
vol'ved in scouting for the
last 16 years, and is answer-
able only to his mother, Ms
Zaida Joaquin, who is
Guyana's Chief Commis-
sioner of Scouts.
He began as a cub scout

at St Margaret's Primary here
in the city and remained with
the grodp until about two
years ago when he moved to
Queen-'s College to .help
strengthen that group.
The Queen's College
Scouts Group, Reeza said,
was founded in 1909 by

Sergeant Major Manley, and
was the, first scouting group
to have been introduced in
the then British Guiana. He
noted that next year, the QC
Scout Group and scouting in
Guyana will observe their
centenary year.
Among scout meets out-
side of Guyana he's attended
to date, Reeza said, are the
21st World Scouts Jamboree
"bbEn I dlba ee inTiid d
in 1997; and the Caribbean
Cuboree in St Lucia in 1994.
He is currently working
on his 'Wood Badge', the
hgh ethlevel award o -
ment, and did training for
that elevation in Trinidad. He
was also part of a group that
cycled from Linden to
Lethem in 2004.
Reeza, who is very* pas-

sionate about scouting, sees
it as being a pastime that is
not only interesting but
rather challenging as well. "It
builds one's self-esteem and
motivation, and generally
prepares you for the world."
He is somehow able to
balance this activity
favourably with his job as a
cargo officer, and is very fas-
cinated by with motor racing.
with Bslon ng~ism nt v
hard," Reeza said, "be-
cause with scouting, you
get a sense of fulfillment.
For example, when you
know yon an help mak
life, or you can help them
somehow. All in all, we try
to help young people to be
more disciplined and fo-
cused, and to keep them
away from trouble."


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SUMORS MIRBfHCl@iPb ,Witw 19_

Muritaro lights up ~~" i~

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ss01 ILeft Bank Essequthe River,Right Bank Arkwa~ Riverl 19 S# 11,450 areas 587 hectares
ss02 Left Bank Kulralma Creelc, Left & Right Barak Kama~kai Creek (12SF 12,803 acres 1,135 hectares
RgtBank Dulcalitcabra Cbpkrw, Right &~ Left Banks Epaibara River (43 15139 acres 2076 heetares
Es03 NE
Es4 Right Bank Bonasika River ,Right Bank Tukarakuru Creek: [ 19 SE, 20 SW) 12780 acres 1125 htectares
EssO5 RightBank Dukalikabra Creek. Left Bank Epaibaru River (43 NE,NWJ 15663 acres 2292 htaectr
RgtBank Potaro Riuer, Left Bank Greenheart Creek, Right & Lqft Bank 5470 acres 2214 hectarres
EssO6 onawakRiver 4NE
Rgt& Left Bank Konawalc River, Left Bankc Quintette Creek, Right Bank St 14400 acres 1780 hectares
Ess7 EizaethCreek 4RE
ss08 (Left Bank Pomeroon River, Riht Bank Akawinni River [12 NE) 19460 acres 3829 hectare
RhtBank Mazarantl River, Right Bank Teparn Creek, Bartica-Potaro Road 1238 acres 96 hectares
97 N
Es J I~eft Bank Struggle Creek, Glendor Mts .area ( 43 SE,50NE) 17284 acres 2948 hectares
Ess 11Left Bank Struggle Creek, North Western DTL TSA 0391 [43 SE) 16459 acres 2614 hectares
RgtBank Konawaruk River, Left Bank Dawrson's Creek, Right Bank Butt 3340 acres 1352 hectare
Es12 ICrek [43 SE44 S
Ess 13 IRight Bank Komfra River (12 SE) 2s42a~cres 1191 hectares
Es14 IRight Bartk Hawat River [43 NWI (8569 acres 3468 hectares
E 15 (Right Bank Kuribrong River, Right Bank Hawa River (35 SW,43 NW} 1145 aces 469 hetarw
Right Bank Konawaruk River Left Bank & Right Bank Black Water Crwelc (43 (5646 acres 2285 hectalres
Es16 S~y
Es 7 (Left Bank ~North Muruwa RiverL~eft Bank Essequthe River {43 SE.50 NE) 15181 acres 2097 hectares
ss18 IRight Bank Mlanabalit Creek, Left Bank Tapakuma Rivr 1 N.e) 2035acEs 23heta

Bee 01RightBank Berbice River ,Right Bank Kotoma Creek, Left Bank Takarina Creek
Bce 02 12i Bank Kimbia River, Easter side Kimble Lake, Left Banic Haralcuff Rlver 27 ce 02hc
03 RLefthBanak Crnye Riv r, Left Ban AapatLso Rfue946 SE,47 SW/ o7cerss28 c reasre

Be07 ILeft Bank Carte River [38 SE) 13786 acres 1532 h foares
Be S Right Bank Canje River, ILeft Bank Sfki Creek, Right Bank Talcoyard Creek {39
08 NWSWI 6150 acres 2489 hectares
Be09 Right Bank Bissarant River Left Bank Wilckl Rier [46 SW} 1 4,21J^ ar 5 YST hertres
Be10 Lqto~ Bank Wirunt River, Right Bank Otorukulcabu Creek (38 NW,SW) 17,215 ace 2,92 heear
Be11 IRight Bank Bissaruni Rfuer Left Bank Wlkki River ( 43 SE,46 SW) 13,815 acres 5,591 hectares


Left Bank Cuguni River,Right Bank Porneroon River,Left Bank Pliaraw
SFP01 River (18 NESE) 164,887 acres,26,259 hectares

Dm0 LetBankk anhatony2River, Right Bank & Left Bank Batenabu RiverRight 627ce ,1 etrs
RgtBank Mahatcony River, Left Bank Congo Buckleyow Creek, Right Bank
Dem 02 IDouble Jack Creek (29NYWI 4,524 acrea 1,831 hectares
SRgtBank Hurikin or Darinanari Creek, Left Bank Kalikotin Creek {38 SW}
Dem 03 5.255 acres 2.127 hectares ..
igtBank Wiruni RiverLeft Bank Arnama Creek, Left & Hight Bank Yawart
Dem 4 Rver 37 EJ 9977acres 4,037 hectares
LetBank Itunt River,Left Bank Shiribina Creek,Right Bank Aruama Creek (37
Dem S SE 9,97 acres 4,033 hectares
RgtBank Warababara CreekRighrt Bank Shirbina Creek,L~eft ank
Dem 06 IAtukatant Creek [37SESW',45NYENW' 19,729 acres 3,937 hectares
Dem 07 ILeft Bank Wlrunt Rfuer, Right Bank Wanaka Creek (37 SE) 8,735 acres ,535 hectare
Dem 08 IRight &~Left Bank Atakatant Creek, Right Bank Warllaba Crek (45 N5 10,02 acres4,076 hcatres
RgtBank Yawalcurt River,Left Bank Umbambanr CreekRight Bank Opo Crreek
Dem 09 {(45 NW.INE) 9,973 acres 4,036 hectares
Dem 10 ILeft Bank Enabu Creek Rg~ht Bank Barust( Creek (37 NWJNE) 3,924 acres 1,588 hedraes T
RgtBank Yawakurt River,Right Bank Uinlmbambra CreekRight Bank & Left
Dem 11 Bn Dukalikaru Creek (45 NWNVE S9 110,009 acres 4,050 hectares
RgtBank Black Creek,Lef &cRight Bank Dulcalikuru rCre~elcLkeftBnkRd
Dem 12 Creek (45 NENWSE,SWI 19,359 acres 3,787 hectares
Dem 13 IRight Bank Werikumu Creek,South East StCuthberts Mission ( 28 SE) 19.459 acres 3,828 hete .
RgtBank Kurberrl CreekRight Bank Hlurinabu Creelc,YLe Bank Jumble
Demt 14 ICraeelcLet Bank Kamant River (2OSW) 13,784 acres 1,531 heetarres
Dem 15 IRight Bank Boerasrplre River (20 NW) 11503 acres 608 hectares
Dem 16 ILeft Bank Berb~ice River,Right Bank Itunt RiverLeft Bank Komma Creek 38
SW46 NW) 15,687 acres 2,301 hectares
Rgt& Left Bank Shibalru Creek, Left Barti Warauwaralru Creelc[37 NE,NW1
Dem 172,950acres 1194 hectres
Dem 18 IRight Bank Esseq lbo Rfuer, Western Side Mabura Road, Right Bank Intilcbum ,8 crs ,16hers
Dem 19 I~ghB Bank Essequb River, Eastern Sid Mobus a Road (36 SE.37 SWJ 171 area712 ectres
aan 20 Icaue Crek Lfank Kapaunt River, NothWet of Zohbrg a 155 ce 78 etrs

Dem 22 ih akAaauaaaaCekLf akDataalo ufi re 8 8a e s
Dem 3 RghtBan KiiliirtRivr, eft artc Eerebo ive [4 NE 4,697 acres 19708 hectares
LetBank Arawakat River,Right Bank Hartwo Ri ver,Lefrt & Rigt Ban Zre
Dem 24 Waramiar Cre (3 S ,365 acres 1,766 hectares

Dem 25 IRight Bank Haurarant Riuer, Left Bank Kum Kuru Creek (28 ENW 43. ars 8 hcar
RgtBank Araw~akai River, Right Bank Malcuba Creek, L.eft Bank Kaldakurf """"~~
Dem 26 ICreek, Western Side Itunt Road, [37 SW) 16,5716 acres 2,661 hectares
Dem 27 ILeft Bank Battawrrkri River, Right Bank Seba Creek 28 NWSW) 1231 acres 496 hectare
Dem 28 IRight Bank Essequibo River, Right Bank Anarika River [ SEI 1837 acres 339 hectares
Dem 29 IRight Bank Demerara River, Left Bank Walrida Creek [28 NVWNE) 1949 acres 789 hectares
LetBank Dcemerr River, Right Bank Dakourl;Eek-Eia Creek, ast aburaRoa[3
Dem 3 NW)3412 acre 1381 hectares
Dem 31 L~eft Bank Mlahatcony, Left Bank Butenebru River {29NWS1 770 ces .79hctrs
Dem 32 ILeftBank Hubabu Creek (20 SWJ j 3508 acres, 1420 hectare
Dem 33 LeRft Bank Arawakaf RiverLeft Bank Malcuba CreekWestern SidehlunT Roa
97 & 4,462 acres 1,806 hectares
Dem 34 LqeftBank Arawakat River,Rlght Basic Hardwra River,Westerre Side Itunt Road
97S 4,697 acres 7 907 herferres


SOLAR electricity systems
installed in homes at
Muritaro Village on the
Upper Demerara River un-
der the Hinterland compo-
nent of the Un-served Ar-
eas Electrification
Programme (UAEP) were
officially commissioned
Friday by Acting Presi-
dent, Mr. Sam Hinds.
Muritaro is located
about 24 miles south of
Kara Kara, Linden. The
venue of the commissioning
was the community's pri-
mary school.

Among those present at
the opening were Minister of
Amnerindian Affairs, Ms
Pauline Sukhai-Campbell;
Mr. Christopher Persaud, a
specialist engineer attached to
the Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank (IDB); Region
Ten (Upper Demeraral
Berbice) Chairman, Mr.
Mortimer Mingo; and Mr.
Horace Williams, an electrical
engineer cum energy econo-
mist attached to the UAEP.
The event was also at-
tended by several of the ben-
eficiaries and their families

and residents from ~sh:ss r
neighboring villages along the
Demerara River.
A total of 66 solar home i
systems were installed mn as
many homes at Muritaro, and ii
one at the primary school.
According to Williams, the ra
installations had been com- 4
pleted some weeks ago and WP I ~ ~ ~ 5r 4 P.i~
residents had been receiving r.
electricity since then, j. I
The installation of the .~F ...
systems at Muritaro was ini- .;
tiated by the Government of Acting President, Mr. Sam Hinds addressing Muritaro residents before the actual

see page 20 commissioning of the systems. (Photo by Cullen Bess-Nelson)

7/5/2008, 11:18 PM





We publish belowv, for general information, a list of areas that are: now available for allolcation in 2008 as State Forests Permissions (see Section 6 of the Forests Act, Chapter 67:0 1) and State Forest
-Exploratory Permits (see section 1 of State Forest Exploratory, Permit, 1999).

A4ny person desirous of making an application for a State Forests Permission for any of the a reas listed below is required to make such application at. the nearest Forest Station not Inter than the
31Ist July 2008. Application forms are available at all Forest stations: In addition, the form may be downloaded from our website at http://woww.forestry.gov.gy

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the timber stocking of any area applied for meets his or her requirements.

Succtessfuil applicants are required to pay acreage and other licence fees before commencement of operation.

Persons desirous of making an application for a State Forest Explorantory Per~mit for the area listed below are requested to make such application at the G;eorgetown Office, not later than 31st
July, 2008 Applicatiotn forms are available directly from the Commissioner of Forests or Deputy Commissioner of Forests (Forests Resources Management D~ivision) at the Georgetown Office or
can be downloaded from the GFC website.

Only serious investors should apply for the State Forests Explotratory Permit.

James E ingh
Commi sione~r of Forests

Zu1.. .-.. .. .. .. SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 6, 2008

k Guyana Geology & Mines Commission

1A~ Mining Week 2008 Youth Essay Competition

The Guyana Geology & Mines Commission announces The Mining Week 2008 Youth Essay Competition.

Young people between 10 and 18 years are: invited to write an essay on the following topic:

The contribution of gold or diamonds or bauxite mining to the development of Guyana.

Essays should be written on only one of the minerals. Analyses should inchitde discussions on employment; equipment
-used revenue and export value, type of processing and communities.
The competition will be judged at three levels and youths are invited to submit essays in the following categories:
10 -12 years-1-i000 words
13 -15 years--2000-3000 words
16G-18 years-5000 words

* Entrants must be between 10 and 1 8 years old on August 3 1, 2008
* Each entry must be sponsored by an adult advisor. The advisor' must review and approve the entry before it is
submitted to GGJMC. The Statement ofAffinnation should be signed by the contestant and his or her ~advisor. The
Statement of Affirmation fonn is included in the information package which is available from the G~uyana Greology
and Mines Commission, and shouldbe signed and returned with the each essay submission.
* Entries should be accompanied by a cover page with the entrant's name, age, date of birth, mailing address, telephone,
fax numbers, and e-mail address; name, address, and the name and telephone number of the adult advisor.
* The name and any other information identifying the contestant should only be presented on the cover page.
* Three copies of the essay should be submitted.
* Essays should be presented on pages with one inch margins, and typed using double line spaces, using a font size of
* A notice of intent mus-t be submitted ~on or before July 3 1, 2008 indicating to GGMC that the person plans to enter the
competition. This will help GGMlVC to detennine how many reviewers are needed for the final entries. The notice of
intent should be mailed (to the address below) or emailed to library~^ggo8nc. ov.Egy and should include the following
details: The Entrant's name, age, mail and or E-mail addresses
* Essays submitted without adherence to the criteria mentioned above will not be considered.
* Essays will become propejirty of the GGMLC: and may be used by GGMC in future publications.
* All submissions should be delivered to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Upper Brickdam, Georgetown
by I6:00 hours on August 8, 2008.
* Essays will be reviewed by a panel of judges, based on research of the subject, accuracy and effectiveness of
presentation, clarity of thought, organization of text, correct and detective use of language, conclusions drawn and
recommendations made. All sources of reference must: be appropriately cited in the text with a number indicating the
order of use and listed at the end ofthe essay under "References."
* Th~e decision ofthe judges is final and can not be appealed.
E ac h en tr a n t will re ce i ve a G G MC Pa rt i cip a ti on C er t ifi c ate.

ELIGIBLE entries that: receive the highest overall scores will receive prizes are as follows:

16-18 years 13-15 years 10-12 years

First Prize Laptop Computer Desktop Computer with Desktop Computer with
(Notebook) with accessories accessories

Second Prize MP3 Player MP3 Player Digital Camera

Third Prize Digital Camera Digital Camera Flash drive and $10,000
B00% VOUCher

A home at Muritaro powered by the solar home sys-
tem. At right is the solar panel. (Photo by Cullen Bess-
Noting that each household will be subject to evaluation
over the next six to 12 months, in terms of usage and beneft
Mr. Hinds said he hoped the findings will be so exemplar
that funding agencies will be encouraged to establish similar
systems in other hinterland locations villages.
Minister Sukhai-Campbell urged residents to keep the mo
mentum gained from the hinterland electrification project goi
ing, and the children to use the opportunity to study later at
nights so they could excel academically and be of service tc
their community.
Upon learning that the system installed at the school coulf
power computers as well,- Mr. Mingo assured the teachers
pupils that he would see to it that they got a complete com
puter system by the start of the new school term.
Toshao of Muritaro, Ms Kristy Duggin and other resi
dents who also spoke during the commissioning exprse
their gratitude to the government for the hinterland com
ponent of the UAEP. They all pledged to make sure ta
the benefits are sustainable and long lasting. (CS)

to the D~aily and Sunday


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All letters of intent and entries should be mailed or delivered to:
GGMC Mininrr Week Essay Clompetition .
Guyana Greology and Mines Commission
Upper Brickdam,

The Informat~ion package is available on request: from the C.N. Barron Library of the G~uyana Gjeology & Mines

See Press For Mlore Details or Contact GGMC on 225-2862/225-2865 ext 233 or email us on

G~uyana Geology & Mines Commnission.

from page 19


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Guyana and funded through a soft loan from the IDB.
Three other hinterland communities to have benefitted from
the installation of similar systems to date are Yawakita in Re-
gion One (Barima/Waini); Capoey in Region Three (West
Demerara/Essequibo Islands); and Kurukubaru in Region Eight
Each system, Williams said, produces 125 watts of elec-1
tricity, which is enough to power a few lights, a radio and a
The costs to residents for the service, he said, is just
G$500 per month per household, and this is mainly because'
the systems require little or no input, apart from servicing
and maintenance. He said that with proper care, the system
could last at least 25 years.
Four residents were trained by UAEP to service and main-
tain the systems, while the Village Council has been charged
with managing the operation.
According to Mr. Hinds, the service was initially intended
for the coastal areas, but because the government felt the hin-
terland areas should not be overlooked, it was decided to in-
clude several such settlements in the electrification plan. Each
system cost the government in the vicinity of $300,000.

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Ithe 'Cooperative- Repudlnwe oaf Gduyiana has received finanucing from the Global Fund
sowa~rdars rthec figt aga;~~ins~t AlIDS, Malari~a and Tuberculosis. It is intended that part of the
~proceeds ofit hisfnmanci iiun he applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
apqpl! i froodRs am~1SLnd Settces i snuppug~~bosoOrphacans l ImeandVleal Children.

The Government of the Cooperathe R~epublic of Guyana now invites sealed bids
from eligible suppliers fors the supplyv of and delivery of the following school

1. fHard Cover Note Booki~ts r anw pags)- 41,800
2. Soft Cov~rer Exercisie Bookfs 3,600
3. Paper mate Pens 4,800
4. HB Penclts- 6,0f00
-C Umbtrella 500

Sa ~E~raster (approx.. 6x5 cm) I,000~
sIsa. rench D~~iciemary -l~400Q
II. N UBsPPee/llhpreeaye P';eail Can-es 22
II. RaiaCoats ~- 500e

14. Caribbean SchelAlrrB;a~as 40
li Thre Humran Bedy Refearene Baook- 200
16.; ~Plet Earth RefeEnceBok -400
11~ Info Bank tRe~f~esr wre Beek 400
18. The Oxford Cl1~aidsaF~rrem eayloedia of Plants & ,Aonmals 400

L_ IIaesested Bidders mnay7 obtrnia infurthr inforlmation frmn and uplift the bidding
amouser i-e 3'1 n L iCj-himm alruss fnom 9:~co rs so 1s:3o srs.

Procuremw~ent Department
Hfeaktth Sector Development Ujnit
Georgetown Pubic Hospital Cooperation Comnpound

Getorgetown, Guyn~aa
TeL No.: (5~92ij '1_-3470 (Ext.~ 2, 226-2425~ (Ext. 2)
3Fax: (592) 225-6559
aFEmaitk pi~erocuemt~entgiv.gov~ggy

1 BTe Biddi-~~U~ b5ng domaneatmav upli~ by natereted bidders free of cost.

3. a8 man kts lfl FFttdwa M m tte ader Boxe in a seaed envelope, at the National
P~~~rouemennnd t nd Tlendesr dmri~nriswtration Board, Mcinistry of Finance, Urrquhart
~SS eetGergeo~ui jw~am~aranano later han 9180am on TuesdayAugaust 5,23008. The
bis musn~ t~ be ddrssed to~ the Chairm~an, Niatonal Procurement and Tender
Adminias~h~triat Eionu~ Bamd adm~arke~d on the top migt-hand corner ofthe envelope "the:
n uoce ofl4c TiLiIThe L' pr3me l an .h, description of the bid, including~ the words 'do not
openbefo~ j~re'Tuesdai. 1Lucas5~I i '00)8"

4. Bids wmcill be opermed ~at a public cereonywv in the presence of those Bidders' or their
repre~sLiaie taiv~e whed ooseo attend, at 9:00 hours or shortly thereafter, on Auguist 5.
-~3008, at the Nasdix~tin darl~l Badf Procz~urement and Tendler Administration. Ministry of
Fune,f Fquhant Si rL~ 1Leet.Georgetow

5. 1dha comphanc~i e oedliit~~liicae muest acco~mpany bids frm local suppliers from the
Guan Rieve~~ 9~nueAuhriin B(GRA) and the Nationaal Insurance Schemne (`NIS).
Gwrcna. wA bidi seamciiy otf twos percent r I of the~ total bid price is also to be

Thepurhaser is not respassible t@ar lbids not recieived~ thereof on or before the time specified
f or 1_he rce pu anr inah~. Lawi bedswUiin e rejected and presumed unopYened.



1. R~ehabi$~lji~tadiHatf~ion ora(DC offnie BaidgTe42" xs n14
2. Reihabtii~ileaditatiof,~n of L bi;ttl Damond~ Bridge; 14" x ~44" ~
3. Chip Seal~cw~ of840' x 10'(Bay S it~treet)Prospect

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Fd~ann, (Ftaurrt~nnBP ~ Cricket~B Grou d) Eastf Bask~f~nr Deeara duri normal
workingors ata~ Bir~,i rinon-efinmndt~able; f~ecol'lhree themandkollu ar 53001 Oal
Telk nder mut hfe suibmttd liin a pl~am, healed ~W7envelope andBV cleady
m~arkeld~ on ~thne: top,~ lef had cwt~~amr wahichIt workan iirs Itenwdbere ifor an
addcrelssed~f Ito bthe 4Ch~Bajinanr Reg~ionfalr Tener Bo~a~rd, Re~giionaHi
Ad~frniistara~ tiv~ficer Reg8ion #4, and4 de~po ited tra tthe rtendel~~fsr~i Boatue

Tenader nmuste &9 aPccompI~atn~ie~d sg by v~iaid noeTL Tax and NIS Gomadpili~ance

T~enders~ close ofcn 2(Kasi- 7-16 aut I :(4) p ur 'the rintime depeang. i
NDi~ cCi wis no~rt competed to~ nocepHt Ith8e gloii5tweast r any iid.


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TOP flat 3-bedroom at
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233-5366 afterO3Mpam.t-fl

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C~anaan EBD suitable for
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CALL 233-2495-6
Or visit: ww~aitnt

FriEeNOVATINrGeosr b ildmng
painting, plumbing, carpentry

682r9658 T ~n
HOME appliances repairs:
,it nl re, Mi igintaenanda

cnda t ninan u distes, ri gea
wshin m'achine~s, 8ac sovs'
etc. P one Ultra Cool Inc. -
225-9032, 647-2943, 694-8338
SE.CURE wrap baggage
protection service traveling out
of Guyana? Then protect your
baggage and contents with our
ggesnisfannt stetha aetic pr
gaellwm ciesr r ~lo'a ed

when yeu aet. 688-1609rnnd

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Match Making Service. Looking
for friends or com anions
please call 629-4605/692-5670)
228-2666 or Email

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TABLE (LARGE)- 220-5617,
663-765 .
1 AMERICAN made Pools
table (new)- $550 000. Tel.

20BR1E7 R'9S7 Cub Dog

Si. 2 -19b5 e2d3s3-a65 7abA
H USEHOLD furniture -
double bunk beds, beds,
chairs, tables, dinette set, etc.
Call 2~31-6034.
PERKINS foreign used
engines comolete 4.236-
$525 000, 6.354 $550 000.
Con. 629-5931.
USED Tyres attractive
prices. 1400 +26, 10R22.5,
;13184,15 16601018. Tel. 222-
351 ROTTWEIL R pup and
1 pit bull pup fuliv vaccinated
and dewormed. Contact
Krishna 622-5717.
1 100 Amp mem switch
1 welder exercise bench
of rd7533- 2 1 suite.. el
DOBERMAN pinsehi
pups, dewormed and
vaccinated for serious enquires
o ly call 643-4203 aft r 10

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NOW in Stock for


FURNISHED two-bedroom
apt. Ideal forbcouple sin le i6
person -al US e~50, US 5
42.Cal2 35669-
1 TWO-STOREY building
to let for business 167 'A'
Waterloo Street. Available
August 3, 2008. Tel. 647-6952.
d2u P-ERO dMa ua atd n

-aiutr e2RO9d 7ECD.m Fah!

00APEARTMENT Uromi 00500
Repilblic Park US$1 500 Bel
Air _US$1200 and m re
furnished 1 & 3-bedroomats
hot and cold, AC prajr ng'
Overseas visitorssotr
226-5137, 227-1843. -
HOUSE in Lam'aha
Gardens, fully self-contain d
Ay eo sn iol 2w te rtsea n
sysfm spca a
3-BEDROOM house toilet
and bath in Diamond Housing
Scheme, EBD -$30 '000
monthly. Contact Tracy 882-
2977 or 683-6753. ?
unfurnished apt. in Kitty, fud*
rile danw abih.I tl In6 3e
9325, 227-1347 $4000.

ffA 0 0 $50 000 $80;
6236, 649-8464..
FURNIS ED a artrnent
~nd rooms $4 000 3 1000
2 500 dai yno$8 000
t enets Ju iaumn 254709 27h

ON9 o nrriid e o r
any tm after lunch, except on
S~ rda s. Phone Nufnbr

fOnE sthdr fl ddrooom h hs
ronodn o elf- ntaire kt not

are. Cnl 26t1h-54 4ort;n6vdl
5946 r
fsor nbduildinga dtt md sitfabtse
fully furnisohPedl. Well-secured,
al ynven ece~s6 :all Atlantic

One bdM Gm f nshoede sa'

www6,greenhousesuit, sGuyna com

rom/cffic supnacelrchep pil'
Charlotte Street, to flats
Carmichael Stret tyi twd
sto~rey6 ldn. IP onr 226-
ONE 4-bed oor~ (1
master), beautiful rarsion In
Ioe ovn t rooolned ;h ea
col; ilafm srisleed st dabd

FU.LLY furnishe$ air
conditioned one bi room
apartment in Kitty. Hot and
cold water, 24 l~hours sec~uriy,

BEL AIR PARK frnis~h~ed
Or$ 20 Genfi I ark -

0So1'a Ne2w2 n797/7 56025307.
HOT & COLD, US$490 MTH '
CALL 665-6672/648-7504/218.
rsdACc e fo Uo$Sr O bU e
office space, round floof
bond. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-5198 225-2709
227-6949, 225-3b68, 231-

eUrNSE 2 4/ oBo s

vil r US2 001 si ihed Ee
in Brickdam U'S 1 800
Carmichael St. bottoms (lroe

2AU9 Ec 5 6b1 C 0 0. 6T2

Gardens/Park, Atliantic Gardens
NaanlyPAc, sixR (6 tw~o (2
bedroom apartment complex,
two bedroom a~rtment
Industry. Preferably; Ud
student~s/small family. Phone
226-8148, 625-1624.

semi- furnished. 88 Middle Rd.,
La Penitence $20 000.
Single person. Tel. 225-6184.
HOT & COLD, US 490 MYlH ,
COANL 6S6H56R6T72TE4R8-7ROE4N/ 8L.
463-BEDROOM furnished
ap UrS 7e0d mnt inur ish
mtyse~m ndyrnished h~ousye
Diamond US 1 000 mthly,6
new 2-bedroom apartments -
$50060 t~hv 4Kittyr. TEL. 226-
SIIVMACULATE unfurnished
homne n Roxanne Burnham, two
flats, 4 bedrooms, including one
seomlcontained sacidors e- i
concretee arna overhead water
toks. ruit tres p1ne .
#M 2n1 4734/ 16- P8030 0 e.
Nlndy r-US70Prashad
N~aaa 75 000 lel Air Park -
US1 00, & US 2 000,
La aha Gdis. US 1 300,
US 1 700 & US$2 500 Bel Air
GG nsens US$ 18000,T6ela~n~der
1192, 669-0~411~.
EXCLUSIVE executive
residence house and

50 U ccls USll 2 nshd
Naw ar 1 400EB, ureen Fed
PS$600 ReD 20 amod r
80N U 0 e KdE S01

3~t0~ Q/on-U$3 5 0
20s/arkv US$- ,
B0 Slha0dS ENTALUSS 20mp
St0 500sp00'ts PRke 1nS200 l
houses, supermarkets. Ciontat
US671-388 Reen S VSO

tm QeaehaS laode0 1.
EBS 2000 hIplc U rk 0

Prashad Nagar furnshed op

f$$ nOO s4ed Allt ow$7500
nea.h, Kina S reet- executives a
ofh centl -o US1 00ne. elso wr

haveENT furnishedap.Cnct
Rxctv by ~ e R; alatta~ nsde
2ugrtent 6 66-~00reown- r
runsesdec executive hos
Peatm ne encflls fun dn
fr2sE8'oBDUUS$ 5A3$10,
USg 500, Nand Park fUrnS 2
50u~ US$700 Ecce US 2
00aha ReNblcark Purash d
Nla a US60 1 40 reeon Field
Parnse $1 000 Diaon -
USO$600, R nent. -e U 1
80e 5 uernishd npr -NoUS
SUNl URea nSdH De P1 Lakst

Okeb 8 enwarkUS$18S 0800
Prashad4 Na ar- US2 00,
Spat. 2000 eents St -ul funs
(J$$1 500, 4S80 spts-S 1 00
eacth, Kuin sto UIS$1 5 0ad

MASSIV 2-storey

Real0 Esae rensdetia or 1
commQuenrcial i $16. al 26

le $50 cS$en go tfb(e e
conc'rete H 5- berom2store
hus f0 ort salad. reov
Cal,,l 227-333U6,3 22-90.

Soesdvke Linden Hiahwvay. Price
- $5.2M neg0tiable. Contact
641-1896 or 27-5080.
TWO storey concrete house
at 2nd Street A~nnandale, ECD-
Tel. 227-1845, Mon Saturday
9 am 5 pm.
ONE two flat wooden arid
ra eet B I lDe3erarubp

1 2-BEDR OdM transport

KITTY $52M I $P12M

Thomas St et 110M, Croal
Street -60M Alexander
.Villa e $ M. ~iana 227-

22VISROC H/S Linden

leeke' e3/C nce Ral Et

000, Campbellvi~lle O,
Pras'had Naaar $251, D'uiar
2P2a 719 3623 ci3e ja-
cnretembsunaa ow natchdmr rmt
$19.5M Norbert def~reitas
231-1506/642-5874 0
or 3 bedroom solid c icrete
A pse witI good land sae-
\deF584r tas 231-150 o/4e2

neONE Su yanyil j rpe

GIrVE away tIarg~ of
rroorn $tloM $4a5nMd
Mr. Edun 618-4726, i225-
2626/76949, Mr. Layne 647-

a ar me~nENT bd nW n land 62
Gp6HOC- 1$75M Tbhu ras St (enadr
85 ~x 48 -r 100M. Call Garol
226-6809, 612-9785.

concree Tbuid na wt cl
vin ru$1 5 cr tebounild~inC/
Americani st le $5.'5M. a
Farida 227- 747 or $5 3'
Atlantic Gardens, Lam ha
Gardens. Prashadi Na ~r
Subrvanville, Queens on te
Ainrmo ea ~ass vepu concetke
1645M, Phone 226-8 148, 625-

4P6' N2E4')t In lage ld3 e x

M C90 hi% y aRtoid E Du
Jus 8 miutesdrive~ f~om
Geor etown.: Price - 9.8M-
Tel. 1610-6008/677-61 7.
.roperty for sale with extra
vngd quarters downstairs
HrS Si. Vr gSuoa ns, E B
Phon 225-2594 bqetwe th *
hours o am and 6 pm-
GUYHOC $5.5M (neg.),
Canal #2 Ihouse on 21 ars
s n p$5M Ecc 1s$4 M

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and 11M Og:a~~le $9My nd

er eet -9 8.MC Ra
www.netstategy.com for more
views & details.
Qu~ee stownO$19M Sect KC
4210 20ean~d~eMGar~d~e
Prashad Naoa 2Mr aaa
Gardens $32M R gu~:~blic Prk
$35M, Brickd m 35jM. Oale
45M 'AA' Eccle $5. al
iarol 226-6809, 612-957~85.

ECCLES Old Road 2-
family house. Asking $9M.
GIVEAWAY bar ain of
properties and lands. Starting
from $11M, to $45M. Phone Mr
Edun -618-4726, 225-2626
227-6949, 231-2064, 225-
3068, 225-5198, 225-2709-

oneT pMAey S eal f rb muti-
i~rpds b13-nese ey aexis~tin2-

Pri $1nd0Ms ne. Call Na~r li
Persaud 22 -98'82, 656-
ONE. three (3 -bedroom
house with one sel -contained
bathroom and car port at 194
Hibiscus & Key Drive
Enterprise, Easf Coast
9D~ererara. Contact No. 226-
PROPERTY and land for

tpa n~d b uto ds at cnrc
and bath, garage, benab
ghone electricity water. Price
13M neg. Contact Tel. No.
~70-4225, 622-8229.



PRASHAD Nagar $30
adrde~n~s million neLam a
South Road business pro erty -
imit~lEijat e 2C2 tnc RG bb
Q8 N w6 ogdeto Sts.,

LAMAHA Gardens massive
2m. OUcrb n rpoety4M.
Kitty -$11.5M, Reublic 1Parl(
new proDe~rty 3M $19M,
Grove EBJD MO, An ccles;-
1iM eltc- $14 M1'6SM uo
d~oua e lots22 Sho 8 2n 5R27id09
225- 626, 231-2b64, 225- :
3068, 654-2509.

223-7R29 S6T6A6R64E7A2L r 2T25
bidn BOURD A-c $4r5e
Pike S reet -$42M, Kitt -
$12M. 32M Atlantic G'arens
-$1 O ~le -$M $27M
Non rie -4 WB -
$12.5M, Leguan $5M, land
at Bricke~d $6 ?16 acres .

SaEIL UN daorR TIG Tei
ECDa T iump~h -$10.5M,
tr nahn IG raden.5M, $5 5M

b~u lng -\ 4PMO dto Bab S e
.2 buil ings $2 M, M~iddle
S.-3-storey building ~70Mh,
EBD, Eccles BB 5,
Re public Park $55M, 3~5M,
$20M, Nandy Park 18M, ~i
N25M,2 28M. Ms. Baks Tel
Noel 2645-59450d 67 1 -23 8 8. Ms .
We have these July month
30 V/2 30% Christmas gift
concrete Wellinaqton Street land
like Regent Street $29M
house In Pnincess Street aeaf
How St reHS C aeto n -

ta siess hrarlrt wn neewa
$ creto $1olu5eM Iad en oem
'K' reduced to $87.8M Iar e

tu~o Pwr hps reu e
from $6.5M to 45M, South
$9.5SM Kitty $11 ~Alberttown
Iad close to Cummings St
reduced from $9M to T$7M
Subryanville house reduced
froum e2a8Mrtba i2M, ltli bb
19,231-206; 25-2709,
227-~6949 225-26'26 cell 618-
4726 641-6740, 629-8434,
699-8699, 651-0898, 654-
2509, 664-9770,


~\dLA AHA Gdns. $25M,
$35M, 0 Prashad Nar-
3M $401VIl, /lville $25M,
'K' Cublile P3k 'S~ecNi n
Provi~M enc-e nt St
US 1.5 B ~ ,ickd 'm -~a 35
$39M Kitl (land) I- $ Te'il.
226-1 192, 669-0411.
ONE 3 storey hu e ~

soar e9 arps ull funs ,
huse e s dener et nspoin son
BaurdiinlarE sqbo. UUn 5e~r0 t
IPhone Reid's 231-2064 225-
5198 225-2709, 225- 626,

iC70P6R1ES4SOR. CALL 222-
476 61- 50
SU3P30. CALL 227-2126, 681-
MIXED breed Doberman
Spups for sale. Tel. # 626-8141 '
SONE IBM lap top computer'
one 5.5 Honda engine. Tel.
PLAY Station 2 & 5 aames
- ;i40 000 neg. 231-753T, 649-

lo$6n0 000 ,%L 08m Vn c
cr~der~s de~sek to 1 3mouters -
TONER and ink cartridge
for HP Lexmark and Canon
Pithr n dawsodeadwyeertiseC nptacci

47e2, 2n5-d12
1 FREEZER (25 cubic) 2
months old. 25 chicken crates.
Call 220-3398, 622-9854.
ch'dre clth' g h -K34ndly canl

NOW on s le neiw stock
K nod DCVD se an utiovo
000 each. Call 807910.
ONE Dell Io tg $80
000 Yap Jacki 1400
cr~dls pmh ne 0 lz0 07d.
NOW in Stock' for the
f rst tme TnVG~lya~na. Prempaid

in~f 3mtn, ,Cal~l 227-6397,
paint -antifouling Red
Brown, Black, Primer, Grey,
Blue and Finish Colours. Tel.

inverterN 2R400W $220e~ 00291
0020 Jul -mo22 4c9,7

131NE: 152 Laverda

oar b 7tpo ,0~anrd An ee8rdblad~e
order Conta thlTel. 62w7 902
house with modern convince
including goenerator on 45
acres of an~d.N~o Reasonable
offer re d-231-4702, 618-
grn ING acces oresw
chans m electrode
holder, R be 5 pc drill set,
PENTIUM 4 computers
com letee and Internet ready

-6qlFr$1 eT~ec 2 G2HZ-2206,

t~able bCd bdacdeesr eosn

o nERI 5isl 9 H
HePl~enac d No 1 aBha~ica.5 B
USED chicken waterer,
new and used Honda
engines, used 3/8 dhydraulic
pessre Iwgher. C nmac~t

ONE tank (weight 3 4
000 Ibs), made of coppr one
suction pump (14 inhen~ with
dredge Darts. etc. Tel. 226-
0161, 650-7052.

1- STAINLESS' steel,
working Hot doa machine, 240
volts. Call 645 .300.
40 HP Yamaha engine, 375
6b -e w4Pn am~ar4seine. Tel.

5e hNV gnrto or0 e 120v.
poodles and 2 pit bpuulsp. Contact
Debra at 218-1 52 or 647-3467.
POOLS table locally made
47 1506 00011a~sttwo to go. 220-

deor WeEdEsKS Icd 3 d5iaannd
LONG hair Dachshund
puppies, vaccinated and
deworm. Tel. # 226-9162 -

Brand) WndO UntlsO6N5 BanUa

pianO rEceunsledtun~ead TeP.2a2n7d
a893, 5:30 pm 8 pm.
1 MARINO 1 minibus, 2

noo rals wnr 08v r a

Contact 690-7833, 648-3358
puppies, vaccinated &
dewormed. Call 269-0032, 269-

07STALL at Merriman's Mall
Bourda -$375 000. Tel. No:
682-9626 -
PURE Cane Juice for sale
in wholesale quantity. Contact
665-7301, 233-0134.

7/5/2008, 11:10 PM


Suf T YOTAFMoarstermAc
Informat on call tel. # 266-
0407 or Cell # 617-1951.

SerilesAT92mhsC il nev~eK
worked' hire $1.8M neg. Tel.
223-6271, 698-8156.

1 TOYOTA Coaster bus
30-seater, BFF Series, very
good condition. N
reaoea vi ogfer Ti fu 5d.
170 TOYOTA Cari~na,
workingC~r good condition.
Mas, laver. Call 666-
6N~3 .S1 A k fo ig G, Tuschen,
New Sceme.

.- AT 912 .- AE 10AA
2- AT 10, 4-AT 192,
3-IRZ, 2- Conters, I CRV,
1- RAY-4, 3- Toyota 4x4
pick ups,02- morll buses.

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972,

2003 TOYOTA Tacoma,
39 000 miles autoI white,
reot strt 8Mlvaded

RZ buses. AT 192 AT
021 A00,17080AEO lilM
down payment, Hilux Ex~tral
Single Cab. Call 231-6236.

1 Solid DEF

4X4 Single
Cab pick up good

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police S~tation
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972

atTmYOTa 7ec sT2022
0syst m n 23ed0Suo neg ~Mne
conitin. erius6.enquiries
2 RZ LONG BASE mini-
buses, BJJ Series rims, CD
payer, 1 -170 corona; 1
Mtsubishi; Galant & 2 tractors.
ACl Iind imaclulate condition.

Ind Ua B Rplasi ui rt
adhesive bases.hTal e231-1332.
HP NOTE books (new) 4 Y2',
laminator 2"Boton p
flash drives, Sonr do ble ck
cassette plaver, DVD players.
Tel. 231-1332

I 5.

A ditl~ur
CanOR Phioto
Printer $149000.
Complete with
CALL : 698-7104

HP COMPAQ 2110P table
PC Edition (Touch screen)
Core 2 Quo 7600 1.2 GHz'

s aems 12C WGPU A, 5GB L83G, H
wireles a. Call 691-6887.

ONEw 1700 wattsstand HM

ip rticrscaoin machrinem oone
new mobile commercial
Du~rified water dispenser,6
GjPM complete with UV~ &
pump. Call 684-6440.
1 180/90 FIAT $7 5 0
000, 1 Eaton Axie Loader $6
Q00 00000 2 Merceides truc~kRB
dragline -0003' 500 000,1
580cc H mac $1 500 000. All
Cnl ont tworkin 1c~ondi6908n:

Kin OWold7 pa edo220 eveo fs
single phase r4-Hp; one
complete tyre repair
equipment; balance
com"resso a tyr mach nen
diesel en mes; one Ford 7.3
nne etur~~ oNgvsta ddie el
gearbox, complete: 662-2072.
B LA O I E eM B 1 0 2)

sassettwaeAu do R vrbn
extension speakers and CD -
$35 000, GO GO Ultra X
wheelchair never used variable
to 4.25 Mph battery range 10
miles rear wheel driven two
0-v bttries $320 000. Tel.
2 LOCAL made pools
table with bulls and stick -
$135 000 each 2 long plastic
tables $8. 500 each 4
regular plastic tables $3 ~0
00 6 exclusifreeba rstool 5
Besign b~ar shceh 3- 8Ec Omd o4r
loe' ce pi~ct $OO, 10m0be 1
with mattress 12 000, 4
smahil lighted hstinsw th c$t 0

areen and one 3- c. black -
5100,000 each, ca pt, table
cloth, astray, and losof bar
stuff, 1 19"'coloured TV 1 -
20ft lighted sign $500~00 2
coos amp -$10 000 each.
C9"all antime 610-3225 -
1 GARDEN tiller driven by
~slin 80ngin~e0B&S hardly
quantum power yard vacca ee
parent Jf golie engi
cleaning lar e yard after
ctiti~ng asU oavesw eemsetc
Large DR all terrain TM land

mowerintek13-0dHnr wt
Ie Sed da solngaee ngod f n
cricket ground, large lawn,
fully automatic, used for
con racts $225 000 excellent
hrhdlyrau eddsanldaroi tTritf
hih at 'vsKnd Tle f r

erie ivltgipnrmarydep r~a510an~d

Ae ulato Cotu ot~s 3 D
1 large voltage stabilizer azi
voltage good for TV station,
workshop hotel or large
business to stabilize cur d
wih o U ae Owe Pm gratn nade- 614-

PROACTIVE skin and
2a~cia6Me~atm~e2 190r7 kaeTelr
and appliances fridaeg
dir wv, staorilbdin ng fbeds
washing machine, occasional
table, stereo set. Call: 624-

CONDITION. CALL 223-5273/4.
MOTOR parts new &
used at very reasonable price.
Also cnstruegion ca~enrcy,
Extreme Auto Spares 262
Thomaos St. eGetorgeow 225-

5603! oilr 66 3-6177.

great networks in one
great package.

Don't take our word for it.
:Come in get conneted and
be your own judlge!

BUY cardinal cream, its
cheaper it taste better aet more
for your money and ifs made
from cpusree cow~s milk $5 800
albama's Trading Crall 22 -
5800, 225-3809.
2 6-CYLINDER Perkins 1
3-cnclineder Perkins,3151h2 dKIA

MF cp lok d d P 0 Frdk

1 PRO 2000 series, GTO
automatic gate opener with 3
remotes, has a stand by batte y
built in system in case of Blloc7
out $80 000 complete UK, 1
large general electric freezer
exelnt 110v -$105 000, 1
K0e0n oWehirpo D~elhmidd f e
110v. UK $25 000, 1 detecto
standing scale, measure weight
and height UK $45 000, 15
tel phone Canadian touch

exe si n f ara nb snstsas
$6000 each, 1 fi lina cabinet
mx ealen4 UdKralw st office w l
dividers .$0000 UK, 1
cotmopf etra tagn i3e5m0 w 0
6ahine. XOe er lehaovtiog c6
1 LARGE no frost
Whirlpool refrigerator, 1 five-
cycl Whrlpol washing
mchYCdine with automatic dryer
1 Dell Pentium 4 compute{
with Dell monitor, Dell
Keyboard, Dell mouse, .Dell
speakers, Dell colour printer
and automatic voltage breaker,
di evannsirho tand oodo atedr
a 2 bottles1 Jw n26D Sharp

2 t plays, cytaus fo
ndauteo ts 7" C owing channels
therapy, 8 Inchu ox s nro a
do c pucthure laeeles 3 o.

-08ea'cc 01 lre 0 HACR

ExOvnaeo (35000 hrDoosnaen
290 Daewoo excavator 17,000
hrs), Both machines are
located in the interior and in
Prhsr(s) ocon thi e
pemslneso mne on miing
ramge efAtlfro aIn~leor e
oratem h e uca ne (osodf
mahnes at current location
in the interior or machines
can be delivered to G/town
3 hads orp nadrn on 2t ct


ch~an2YA t 1 it n w
stabiliser, musicc set 2
s eakersh, 1 saw, 4 not working
1 gsas1scoan s~aw 236cro~s~s vers,
XBOX Games Grand Theft
auto vice city & arand theft auto
11(bundle pacR) Blood Ravne
thaecT, s fe em Inn isa;G{
Call Dayne. 699-753 4/653-

676-5546, 225-7143.
CALL 623-3400, 231-3837.
$925 000. 220-4791, 613-0103.
1 WAGON, PHH Series.
Price $500 000 neg. Call 227-

TOYOTA Carina 212, fully
150alded, PKK Series. Tel.' 699'-
ONE Carina AT 212, fully
loaded. Tel. 254-0217, 619~-

03$414M. Call 613-0A419, e-
1 RZ minibus, JJ Series,
excellent condition. Aski2np -
178M66n~e 90diisable. Call 2 5-
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By Martyn Herman

LONDON, (Reuters) Af-
ter nearly two hours of bru-
tal powerhouse tennis on
Centre Court yesterday
Serena Williams punched a
backhand into the tramlines
and older sister Venus had
her fifth Wimbledon title in
the bag.
The celebrations of 28-
year-old Venus were muted.
There was no jig of joy or
meldy 1ige t at hdeal so r
against French outsider
Marion Bartoli but the con-
tented smile said it all.
After losing to 26-year-
old Serena in their last five
meetings in grand slam fi-
nals, including the disap-
pointing 2002 and 2003
showdowns at Wimbledon,
her 7-5 6-4 victory meant
big sister had finally put
little sister back in her
A brief embrace at the net
was as emotional as it got be-
fore Venus set off to parade the
Venus Rosewater Dish around
a sunlit arena. The sisterly
words of comfort would have
been saved for the privacy of
the locker room.
Serena at least had
something to smile about
later when she partnered
Venus to the women's
doubles title for the third
After the awkwardness of
a few hours earlier, it was all
high fives and smiles when
they beat Samantha Stosur and
Lisa Raymond 6-2 6-2, mean-
ing Venus swept through the
entire fortnight without drop-
pmng a set.
"My first job is big sis-
ter, I take that very seri-
ously," Venus said on Cen-
tre Court following the
singles watched by her
mother and other sister but
not father Richard who flew
back. to Florida after the

about tha twin beet us it wad
so close," Venus later told re-

"I'm definitely more in tune
with my sister's feelings be-
cause one of us has to win and
one of us has to lose. The cel-
ebration isn't as exciting because
mysister just lost.
Looki ng out for little sister
did not extend to charity on a
tennis court. A 129 mph (208
kph) serve, the fastest ever b)
a woman at Wimbledon, was
proof Venus was pulling no

si glehs finl st el hv c
tested here.
However, it was Serena
who began the final like a.
whirlwind, crunching two,
forehand winners of im-
mense power and a sizzlinF
crosscourt backhand tobhreal
serve in the opening game
before holding her own serve
to lous then sli ped 0-30
down in her next service game
but rallied to 40-30. The next
point allayed any fears that the
final would fizzle out into the
lame, lop-sided affair witnesses'
when Serena beat. Venus in the
2003 final.
With Venus stranded at the
net, Serena advanced with men-
ace to drill ferocious backhand
straight at her sister who re-
sponded with a stunning reflex
volley to get on the scoreboard.
Battle was commenced and
the sisters who learnt the game
on public courts in the
Compton district of Los Ange-
les went at it like street fight-
Venus saved another
break point at 1-3 and then
got lucky with a net cord
which produced a fleeting
glare from Serena. Both
players struggled with a teas-
ing wind, particularly Venus
with her ball toss but she
broke back to level at 4-4
with a return that arrowed to
Serena's feet on the
The sisters were briefly in

f 5-4whAfnerV Srna cddedou
during a rally the Portuguese
umpire Carlos Ramos ordered
the point to be replayed, ever.
though that would have disadi
vantaged Venus. Serena simph:
walked to her chair and Ramo-
changed his mind.

handepdo VenS e eb rs asc
and she never looked like re
linquishing her lead.
A disgruntled Serena di
break after a messy 14-minui
game at 1-1 in the second bl
Venus had the wind in her sail
and hit back immediately. Th.
pair traded thunderbolts in a 2:
stroke rally at 4-4 with ashriel
ing Venus now the aggresses
and a subdued sister getting tbi
Two match points arrive
in the following game. Aboon
ing ace saved one of them bi
Venus would not be denied he
seventh grand slam title and
place among Wimbledon
In the men's doubles f
nal second seeds Danii
Nestor and Nenad Zimonji
defeated Jonas Bjorkma
and Kevin Ullyett 7-6 6-7 6-
6-3 to win their fir!
Wimbledon doubles title.


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CRICKET Australia chief executive officer James
Sutherland has pushed for the introduction of the Test
championship after the end of the current Future Tours
Program (FTP). In his address to the ICC Mlembers' Fo-
rum, he also stressed the need to ensure that the Twenty20
format "~complements, and not compromises" interna-
tional cricket.
"Let's face it. generally speaking, the FTP is currentiv a
hotch-potch of bilate~ral tour arrangements that, given the cur-
rent volume of International e~nck~et produces matches that no
longer tinkger rn tembemsvoryohat I fsinghme 'i. he said.
ing to semi-finals and a final, and a world champion in
each four-yvear cyrcl. would provide the context which Test
cricket culrrently lacked.
vv~lute Twenry20 is prov-
ing to be imme~nsely popu-
lar and lucrative. Sutherland
emphasised the importance

for all members. possibly
with the exception of India,
we couldn't sur~vive without
II. Internaulonaleiricker is our
hfeblood .. ne com promise t urpzl
"LTo that end.
Twenty20 cricket..
w~hether it is IPL. Cham-
pionh T20, Pro20, The Big
Twenty20 must be de-
signed, structured and
promoted so as to comple- James Sutherland wants
ment, not compromise, in- steps taken to ensure ODis
ternational cricket." remain popular.
Sutherland also warned
that the introducunn of pri-
hallownges o\ Ineatol 2'0 ke in tG~e Pl. dwg lrcpamr o
IPL and urs relatzonship with the BCCI. nr is not unreasonable
for us all to expect that IPL will seek to preser\e: andl protect
itemrlnaonal cricket on behil f of all ICC members."
He also said that international cricker'- success depended
on all three of Ils formats being in good shape '"Unfonunately.
In mly view. there Is currently too, much talk of ODI cricketl as
the problem child or the ugly duckling.
The financial success of the modern game has been
built on ODI cricket." he said. "WeV owe it to ourselves to
ensure that ODI cricket continues to be a popular force
in the game. (Cricinfo)

Jingde Bosespetition







NOr 5.XCEss 60 seconDs (' So ECONes PavERALE.)








NOT LATER THAN 12:00 NooN oN FRIDAY, JULY 25 ", 8008.




By Julien Pretot

(Reuters) Spain's Alejandro
Valverde underlined his Tour
de France credentials when
he took the opening stage in
impressive fashion yesterday.
The 28-year-old from the
Caisse d'Epargne team pre-
vailed in the uphill finish at the
end of a 197.5-km ride from
Brest to Plumelec to snatch the
overall leader's yellow jersey.
Although he had said on
Friday defending the yellow
jersey would be a huge re.
sponsibility for his team,
Valverde powered out of the
bunch with 250 metres to go

jersey for the leading climber
after performing best in the
four minor ascents of the day.
Valverde, sixth overall last
year and a winner of the Dau-
phine Libere warm-up race last
month, was simply too good at
the end of a 1.7-km ascent.
"The course suited me to-
day and as a result I found my-
self in the (overall) lead," he told
"It might be a little bit early
to take the yellow jersey but I
can't complain. It will be diffi-
cult to keep it because there are
still a lot of days ahead of us."
From the start, local hope
Lilian Jegou broke away after

only two kms and was joined by
seven others.
The group built up an eight-
minute gap as the peloton was
caught napping but the Rabobank
team, with two potential stage
winners mn Juan Antonio Flecha
and Oscar Freire, stepped up a
gear with 50 kms left.
Francaise des Jeux's Jegou
and Saunier-Duval's David de la
Fuente of Spain, however, kept
pushing after the other six were
swallowed by the peloton 26
kmns from the line.
The Quick Step team, try-
ing to bring Gert Steegmans
forward for a sprint finish,
ended the escapees' hopes
with less than eight kms to go.

to easily beat Belgium's
Philippe Gilbert from
Francaise des Jeux by a sec-
France's Jerome Pineau of
Bouygues Telecom came home
third with Luxembourg's Kim
Kirchen, who had attacked 500
metres from the line, finishing
The other main contenders
for the overall standings, Aus-
tralian Cadel Evans, Italian
Damiano Cunego and
Luxembourg's Frank Schleck,
ended within seven seconds of
Valverde, who also took the
green jersey as best sprinter.
Frenchman Thomas
Voeckler got the polka dot

France's Herve Duclos-
Lassalle became the first casu-
alty of the Tour, breaking his
left wrist following a heavy
crash after 100 kms.

minute four-second deficit.
"His left arm is swollen,"
said team Barloworld manager
Claudio Corti.
"He will have X-rays to-


Alejandro Valverde will wear the coveted yellow jersey on
the second stage which sees the riders race from Auray
to Saint-Brieuc.(BBC Sport)

There were other tumbles
in a nervous first stage, with
scares for Schleck and last
year's polka dot jersey win-
ner, Colombian rider Mauricio
Soler, who ended the stage in
170th place with a three-

night and if the arm is not
broken, it will be okay as he
will have time to rest it before
the mountain stages."
The second stage will take
the peloton 164.5 kms from
Auray to St Brieuc today.

Valverde triumphs in first Tour de France stage


SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 6, 2008 27

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Sunrise:22-05- 1932
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I took His hand whlen I hear-d H-im call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left: undone must stay that way
I found resting place athe end ofmy day
If my parting has lef'tan-~empty space
Then fill it with as m7uchl love and Serace
A friendship shared, a laughl, a hug
Oh yes. all these things I too will mis?
Perhaps mny time seemed all too brief'
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift uip your heart and share with me
The L.or-d wanted me now, He set nme frlee
'Forever remembered by husband. sons and
daughter-s, dlaughters-in-law and son-in1-law-
granld children. brothers and sisters,




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years since you hase c
left us ,
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Sof the time, and mins
you more as Illme
goes by
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haveofyou I
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everyone ,-
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U.S. oxvmoc toria...

Goucher upset

despite double

By Gene Cherry

EUGENE, Oregon, (Reuters, Distance runner Kiara
Goucher qualified for a second event at the Ui.S. Olympic
trials on Friday, but her joyr was tinged with sadness after
her husband failed to join her in the squad for next
moTh st 30 mctarms vorld bronze medalllst hadl alreal\
booke~d her spot In the Ui.S. squad at that elemn and shs w~ljl
double up mn the Chmnese capital after clocking 15:01.02 in the
5,0 ienng oa wa ra hg com tli kment for me and
it was really awesome but right now I'm really sad." a tear-
ful Goucher told reporters after watching husband Adam
He ~IIheL e n,nO ualiTyn s~n h after sucscesilully pe-
thlonlng to enter the evecnt ahead ofi reve iasrer runners.
Somalian-born Abdi Abdirahman won in 27:41.89 with
Oregon collegian Galen Rupp second in 27:413.11. The third
and final spot went to Jorge Torre~s mn 27:46.33.
Adam Goucher was another I3 seconds back in 27:59 31
but was never a contender. He dechrned conmient after the raLe.
His wife stayed among the le~aderr throughout the 5.000-
then sprinted into the lead co~mmg~ o i the tinal bendJ
Jen Rhines finished second In 15 r02 u2 wilth 10.0010 meres ~
trials winner Shalane Flanagan also~ set to double up tn Beilling
after taking the third Gn J n b rtnh In15!SI
Earlier, world champions Tyso.n Gay and .411yson Feliu eas-
ily advanced past the first round of the 200n metres.
Gay won Iris prehrnuinar race in a co:mfoirtable 203 -13 sec-
onds and FzieL H~ac a heal W~iR11ern 22 68 50COnds.
"It was pretty smooth."' Gay. back in action for the first
time since his 100 metresi victory on SundaS, told report-
"It"us used tehe first run todget the cobwe~bs out." he added.
His right hip is a linkl sore from four rounds in the 100
metres but otherwise there are no problems
Olympic champion Shawn Craw~ford led qualifying in
20.18 secomis w~ith Gay second fastest.
The leading contenders also advanced in the women's
200 metres.
10Fulix. ~rhelsecc ~r~r okrand the three ~mbmers nlh ; S
liams also went through to Saturdal's qluanrtr-finals.
Favounles also adv~anced In the nien's 1,50)0 metres srmi-
World champion Bernard Lagat, UI.S. mile record
holder Alan We~bb and Sudan-born Lopez Lomong all quall-
fled for today's final.
men snff- orm Be~u Greer was not as fortunate in

be a great f inal.
"I would like Roger to
make the six in a row. We are
friends, so-it would be really
nice. Rafa also, the way he
played, would deserve it. For
me, whoever wins will be a
great champion."
Russian former world
number one Marat Safin,
who lost to Federer in the
semi-finals, said the Swiss
would have to be at his very
best to beat Nadal.
"The way he's is playing
right now, it's just amazing be-
cause also the grass became
slower, so it gives an advantage
to Nadal," he said.

"So I think it's going to be
a tough, really tough one. And

By Rex Gowar

LONDON, (Reuters) Roger
Federer can eclipse Bjorn

22-year-old Spaniard break
down the ramparts of Federer's
grasscourt domain before the
Swiss, winner of 12 grand slam
crowns to Nadal's four, finds
that elusive success in Paris? It
is hard to imagine the players
serving up a better match than
the 2007 final but not impos.
sible given their form through-
out Wimbledon fortnight.
Theirs is a complete con-
trast in styles, the elegant
Federer a master of the back-
hand, seldom caught out of po-
sition, strolling the court
unflustered in complete control
of his metier on Centre Court
without dropping a set so far.
The muscular Nadal is a
powerful player with a more
direct style, banging whipped
forehands into the corners,
ever more comfortable on
grass after putting in count-
less hours of work on his
game closer to the net.
Surprise unseeded semi-fi-
nalist German Rainer
Schuettler, whom Nadal beat in
straight sets on Friday, put it
perfectly when he compared
the players.
"For me it's amazing how
easy Roger always makes it
look. I mean, I practised with
him here. He just seems that
he's not even trying," Schuettler
"And Rafa is the oppo-
site. He's like so pumped and
always there...I hope it will

miuillai allI~~"~immaraw~' 1
Roger, he has to play. his best
tennis to be able to beat him."

Borg and set a modern era
record of six consecutive
Wimbledon titles if he beats
Rafael Nadal in today's final,
the third in a row for the
world's top two players.
The 26-year-old Swiss
world number one can also take
revenge for his biggest defeat
against Nadal when he was al-
lowed only four games in amaul-
ing at the French Open final last
Nadal, for whom that was
a fourth title in a row on the
clay of Poland Garros, is look-
ing for his first Wimbledon
crown his first grand slam
title outside Paris after
edging very close in last
year's brilliant five-set final.
So, the question is can the

We think of you daily and
But try tO be brave and content
TarTS that we shed are in silence
And we 'breathe a si h of regret
FOr you were ours and we

Though the entire world forget
Your family thinks of you all the
time. Wife Doris, 19 children,
grandchildren, in-laws,
~~ relatiVes and friends, ~c
OSpecially Devi Persaud.

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WNimbledon sixth title

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HASHIM Amla and AshweH
Prince showed their hating
was in good order as both
notched centuries on day one
of South Afria's rrlaatour altca
On a traditionally~ beiign
wicket and agai~nst a the~adbase ~
Middlesex attack, ip ~tl waslthalt~tle ~l`
surprise that the t~oaniists~ shuD
rack up 339-4-
Amla (161) and IPninlce
(lO4no) took advantage, adtler
Graeme Smith had retrarmmd Knom
injury to make 35-
NeHl Mcl~enlie and
.Iaalqus Kallis milise p W$s tE
Insth laul scored at Immslemi
The righted-humind Alar

whoe made ris. Test debut on
Eglawtnd's 2004-05 tons ap
pears to be the- m~an in thme
best form of aE.
H~e mnadet I72 in! a singe
iimiinigs inI~ tre~ match at
Som~er~seti before streking af iw-
the 22 boudaries and ther
siXeS on Friday. ~
South Africa c~aptaid
Sni~th mpnioyedf a mnimal-
risk policy on his comgebiack
fromL a lenmgth I~at
He COnt~iuted ely 29g to b
af sec-ond wickret stand~ of 186
Wailllh Aml B~efe finfiirrng a
ca~tchB beinf throm Anllan
Richarboa's feesenr~ stria~ilgl I

after furnch.
Prinee said SmithI wealkE

be ryy h enl whhrm r-

'He batted for more than
two hours out there. he consci-
entiously took his time and the
ball did go around a little bit this
morning," he explained
"LHe hasn't battedfora~whie.
But those two hours andf some
more in the second innings we
hope P'm sure that wrill he
enough time in terms of prepa~
ra lion for the? Test
"He wanted time at the
crease and to, get used to. play-
ing cricket with a red ban, the
IPL being the last time~ he bat
South Africa, who also n-
cluded pac~e bowler- Dale
Steyn for the first time on
tour, start the first of four
Tests at Lord's next Thursday.
(BBC sport)-

Coach Renato Portalu
said."iWhen they were kinoc
out by America. nobody mn
fun ofth~ern.
"These~ players need to'
member that their contracts
not eternal. In the future.
c~oulldi come knocking
Flumi~en~eSs door.
F~armengo~ midfiel
Cristian said that he had laugh
when a earn mate phoned I
to~ telhbimn~th~e result..
"Rt maadle urs hppy~,"
saidk "BWhen it happened
as, everybody laugh
That's: te wyay it is_ So
timres; you win, other ti
yous lose.",'

- Libertadores Cupunmners-up
Fluminrense failed: to: see the
fitnny side on Friday after
their final defeat to LDU was
publicly celebrated by local ri-
vals Flamengo.
Fluminease won the sec-
ond leg ofE the two-leg tie 3-1
on Wednesday for a 5-5 aggre-
gate draw b ut LDU won the
penalty shootout to become
the first Ecuadorean! side to
win the tearnament.
Thriago Neves~, who
scored a hart-tlrick for
Fluminesse, was furious af-
ter Flamengo's; players
jogked and showed: the

runames of LDU players
during an open training
Neves remembered that
Flamengo suffered a hiumiliat-
ing exit from the same tourna-
ment in the second round when
they lost 3~-0 at home to
Mexicn's Amneica after win-
nring the first leg 4--2.
"They belittled their op-
ponents and. got knocked out,"
Neves told reporters. "They
didn't get to> the final! and now
they want tol makes sdBy ~
"LWe hiave to put these
spect all the player."

Pana CI A PR 065

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Amla & Prince hit

centuries for South Africa

- -Y~~ P~I

Furmanenrse f u~r aous as

rivalS make fun of .fmaPtl los

SUNDAY CHRONIC~LE` July 6; 2008 29

indles anxious to avoid


~1~1~~ ~

Edwards, Nikita Miller. Kemar
Roach. Andre Fletcher
Clarke (captain), Shaun
Marsh, Shane Watson, Mike
Hussey, David Hussey, An-
drew Symonds, James Hopes,

Luke Ronchi, Brett Lee,
Cameron White, Mitchell
Johnson, Nathan Bracken,
Stuart Clark.
Umpires: Steve Bucknor,
Asad Rauf. TV replays:
Norman Malcolm.

CMC) Stung~by a narrow
mne-run defeat, West Indies
wuill have to quickly overcome
I massive disappointment to
ocus on avoiding a series
whitewash in the fifth
)igicel One-Day Interna-
ional against Australia at
Narner Park today.
With Australia completing a
ourth consecutive victory on
;riday, West Indies will try to
store lost pride by coming
Iway with a win in the final
natch of the international home
season and coach John Dyson
nade it clear they still had some-
hing for play for.
"Wle still have one match
o play. It will be great to win
ine match in the series,"
yson told reporters.
"Michael (Clarke) and
ficky (Ponting) said from the
;tart, they want to win 5-0. We
lon't want to lose 5-0.
"We will look at our perfor-
nance. We will look at the good
hings we did. We will possibly
Ilk about a couple of things we

need to work on further and
take it from there."
Chasing 283 in 50 overs,
West Indies choked under the
pressure and could not com-
plete victory after reaching
270 for four from 47 overs.
The hosts finished on 281 for
-After losing four matches on
the trot, not many observers
will credit West Indies with a
win in the final match, but
Dyson feels it is still a mean-
ingful affair.
"From our point of view,
we are still playing to say
that we are not going to get
beaten 5-0.' We don't want to
be beaten 5-0," the coach
After making changes
throughout the series, West
Indies might contemplate the
idea of bringing in teenaged
fast bowler Kemar Roach for
his One-Day International de-
Australia have made very
few changes in the series it is
likely to prompt them to field

the same team that played on
Friday which was captained by
Michael Clarke in the absence
of injured captain Ricky

confident that his side will
complete a clean sweep of the
series in which their other mar-
gins of victories were 84 runs,
63 runs and seven wickets.
A series whitewash will be
a tremendous achievement for a
team that is going through a
transitional period following the
retirement of a few outstanding
"When we get it (clean
sweep), that will mean a lot.
That was our goal when we ar-
rived here as a one-day squad.
We wanted to win every game
we played on this tour," Clarke
"It is about showing the
new guys that we've won the
series, but the tournament is
not over for us. We want to
win every game. We will be
out there giving our best and
will like to go home 5-0 win.
ners "
IDespite West Indies' defeat
onFriday that ust maysp
porters amoupsean an ot
packediground,canothe dmps
The teams (from):
Gayle (captain), Xavier
Marshall, Ramnaresh Sarwan,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Dwayne Bravo, Shawn Findlay'
Denesh Ramdin, Darren
Sammy, Daren Powell, Fidel

.Fast bowler Stuart Clark is
the only player in the squad not
to have played in the series and
could feature in the line-up.
Stand-in skipper Clarke is

Siddons takes le al

action ag ainst

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) Former Australia assistant
coach Jamie Siddons is suing Cricket Australia because
he hurt his shoulder throwing
cricket balls, local media re-
ported friday.
Fox Sports television said
Siddons had lodged a writ in the
Victorian Supreme Court seeking
compensation for the damage to
his right shoulder. ak
Siddons, who was a former
first-clas batsmn sd the ai idn
injury ocurredmo Auss alia'e ai idn
2005 Ashes tour of England when he was hired as assis-
tant coach to John Buchanan.
Siddons said he had spent hours in the nets practising with
the team and throwing balls on a "constant, repetitive and force-
ful basis". A spokesman for Cricket Australia said the govern-
ing body was unaware of the writ.
Siddons, who is currently serving as coach of
Bangladesh, played one limited-overs international for
Australia against Pakistan in 1988, but never played a Test.

r'IMBABWE's decision to pull
>ut of the ICC World
rwenty20 in England next
lear is just a one-off decision,
he International Cricket
Council( ICC )has said.
The decision cleared the
roadblock for the competition
o be staged in England, but
7imbabwe retained its Full
vMember status in the ICC, a
compromisee outgoing ICC
,resident Ray Mali termed as a
'win nC stsi ment read:
'The Zimbabwe delegation
tave agreed to take this de-

ofwrl c lek et t t e IC
This recommendation should
be viewed as a one-off and
will not be taken as a prece-

dene boards of England and
South Africa had raised the is-
sue of Zimbabwe's Full Mem-
ber status going into the ICC
board meeting in Dubai, but In-
dia is believed to have played a
major role in brokering the com-
promise. Giles Clarke, the ECB
chairman, said Norman Arendse,
the Cricket South Africa presi-
dent, highlighted Nelson
Mandela's recent comments, in
which he mentioned "the tragic
failure of leadership in our
neighboring Zimbabwe".
"This statement was
quoted during the board
meeting by Norman Arendse,
the chairman of Cricket
South Africa and had a sig-
nificant impact," Clarke told
the Independent. "Nelson
Mandela is a legendary fig-
urre and, as Mr Arendse said,
)he is a modern-day saint. His
i! `:onouncements carry
e'Light." But it was Sharad
:;w`ar, the BCCI president,

was never discussed at the
board meeting.
Meanwhile, Haroon Lorgat,
the new ICC chief executive,
praised Chingoka's role in ef-
fecting a resolution, and said
politics must be kept out of
cricket. "We cannot as a sports
governing body be mixing the is-
sues of politics with sport "
Lorgat told the Gulf News. '
"I was very encouraged
by the robustness of the de-
date raobueutle eeudiv,
the day the issues of politics
and sport should be kept
sepa' Zimbabwe Cricket
Board president Peter
Chingoka helped broker the
solution. It would have been
extremely difficult if

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Hunte to head the ICC sub-

Z mm be's re nteo atr'o

whiomn ageddto pa suade
by Peter Chingoka, to pull
"We have reached a conclu-
sion that is undoubtedly the right
one for cricket," Clarke told the
Times. "Norman [Arendse] was
very strong and when Sharad
[Pawar] determined what he
thought was the right course of
action, there was no doubt what
would happen. He made a very,
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"I am very pleased with
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not be coming, and that was
the right position," Clarke
said. "I was determined that
it would be settled by us in
the boardroom and that our
players would never again be
put in the situation where
they had to make decisions."
David Morgan, the new ICC
president, had said the issue
of Zimbabwe's membership

ulles clarKe: "We nave
reached a conclusion that
is undoubtedly the right one
for cricket"

Chingoka was not in favour of
the recommendation," he said.
"I'm now confident that with
the goodwill that has come
through in the process of our
deliberations, everybody will
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) -Barbados, guided by
an unbeaten 96 from Rashidi Boucher, gained a healthy
first innings lead of 135 against the Windward Islands on
the second day of their TCL Group West Indies Under-19
Challenge match at the 3Ws Oval yesterday.
At the close, the Windwards were 106 for three in their
second innings, 28 runs in arrears, with Junior Jervier not out
22 and DaltoriPolius on 16.
Resuming from 101 for three overnight in reply to the Wind-
ward Islands' first innings total of 105, Barbados made 239 with
Boucher missing a century when he ran out of partners.
Boucher hit seven fours and two sixes in his 137-ball
knock in 205 minutes at the crease but shared the spot-
light with off-spinner Polius, who was the Windwards' most
successful bowler with five for 63 off 22 overs.
He got good support from his captain, Keron Cottoy,
who followed up his first innings top-score of 59, with a
marathon 30 overs of leg spin, in which he captured three

to stp oto his etmsu date re stah n pl fosrtd Ti sts n
the unfortunate batsman was the diminutive Dario Cummins,
who made 27 and featured in a 67-run partnership with
Mfter this partnership was broken, the last six Barba-
dos wickets tumbled for an additional 73 runs with Boucher
doing the bulk of the scoring only to be denied his first
century at this level when last man Randall Hoyte was run

otAfter cutting Polius off the back foot for an exquisite four,
Boucher tried to steal a single off the final delivery of the over
but Hoyte was beaten by a direct throw from Polius, running
in from extra cover.
Facing a deficit of 134 runs, the Windwards' opening
batsmen Wayne Harper and Denis Smith adopted a very
cautious approach, thwarting the threat of fast bowlers
Hoyte and Diego Stuart with the new ball.
However, the lanky Jason Holder, got the break-through in
his first over, inducing Smith, who made 11 to edge a catch to
his namesake Kemal Smith, behind the stumps.
From 38 for one at tea, the Win~dwards lost two wickets in
the last session of the day.
Kavem Hodge missed a full toss and was trapped leg
before wicket by leg-spinner Shadd Simmons while
opener Wayne Harper, after a defiant 32 in 136 minutes
off 97 balls, was removed by part-time left-arm spinner



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July 5, CMC Debutants
Jeetendra Sookdeo and An-
thony Bramble hit half-cen-
turies to spur Guyana to
first innings points against
the Leeward Islands on the
second day of their first
round TCL West Indies Un-
der-19 Challenge match
Resuming on 75 for five in
reply to the Leewards' 172,
Guyana were dismissed for 178

to take a slim six-run f
nings lead as Sookdeo (f
Bramble (51) led the f
Kensington Oval.
At the close, the Le
were in trouble in their
innings on 116 for six, a
110, despite a fighting 4
Kejel Tyson.
Pacer L~eon Scott (3-:
off-spinner Herman Lat
9) have been the main 1
takers for the defending

'irst in-
53) and
'ight at

lead of
12 from

36) and
cha' (2-


Guyana began the
penultimate day needing an-
other 98 runs for first innings
points with five wickets in hand
on a track which got better for
Sookdeo, unbeaten on 37 at
the start and Bramble, yet to
score, took their team to 112
with intelligent batting.
Sookdeo batted fluently
and reached a debit half-cen-
tury from 117 balls in 151
minutes, with four fours before
he was run out 39 minutes be-
fore lunch after adding 39 for
the sixth wicket with
Latcha joined Bramble and
the pair took the score to 130
before atcha (2wwas also run

the wickets by the Guyanese
provided the Leeward Islands
with two wickets in the first
Tottering at 138 for seven
at lunch, Guyana were re-
vived by Bramble who-pulled
Phillip for his fourth four to
reach his maiden fifty at this
level off 117 balls in 166 mnin-
He was caught behind off
spinner Tervin Osbourne for
51 at 166 for eight to end a
fighting 28-run, eighth wicket
partnership but Guyana man-

aged to eke out the remaining .
runs to grab first innings
Left-arm spinner Jurnell
Turner finished with three for
58 while Adelvin Phillip (2-27)
and Osbourne (2-36) gave sup-
West Indies Under-19 left-
hander Kieran Poivell again fell
cheaply for five with just five
runs on the board but Sherwin
Peters joined first innings cen-
turion Chesney Hughes and
counter-attacked the Guyana
new ball pair with some delight-
ful shots.
Peters was eventually
caught behind off Scott for
19 on the stroke of tea to
leave the scared cn33 for two

on resumption when the
burly Kadeem Phillip (2) was
brilliantly caught at long-leg
by a leaping Joseph at 39 for
A stupendous catch low at
slip by Jonathan Foo off Scott
accounted for Hughes (12) as
the Leewards slipped to 51 for -
four and two more wickets saw
them crumble to 96 for six.
Tyson, who hit six fours in
his 75-ball 42, resisted until
he was neatly stumped off

Windwards vs BarbadOS
WINDWARDS 1st innings 105
BARBADOS 1st innings
[o ernsM l1k3)
Smith b Cottoy 23
K rthat hit o
.Chase c Cottoy b Audain 27
.Cummins hit wicket b Pollus 27

.Smith c Johnson b Polius 0
SImmn Hars b 1lus 3
.Vaughan c Hodge b Pollus 2
.Hoyte nol out 4
TL( 13.b,188 v )) 2
llof wickets: 1-38, 2-77, 3-95, 4-
625-179, 6-182, 7-192, 8-220. 9-224,
wln:Johnson 1-4-4-0-0. Lewis
-029-0 (wl). Audain 14-4-29-1
nb2), Cottay 30-7-64-3 (nbl, w2),

uAsW 2nd innings
.Harper c Boucher
Cummins 32
t ec wk Smith boHolder 1

(b2.163, nb6, w3) 14
OA.(3wkts,46overs) 106
wot n -o-227 0 ( bS, w3)
tat4-2-5-0. Holder 6-2-18-1
mo, hnae 8--5-0 Cuhains 3-1-
a Bat: M. Small, 'K. Cottay, D.
hnoO. George. V. Lewis, A.
11:Windwards trall Barbados
y28 runs with seven wickets in

Leewards vs Guyana
EWRSst innings 172
UYN st Innings
ardrik Ib Trner 7
bA Phillip 0
Sao ye cmPoow Ilb Turner 50
Foo cPayne bTurner 13
ELa Fleur b Osboure 4
A Bramble c wkp
adia bo urne 51
Joseph cwkp Hamilton
11 ll P ilpb ltr 14
Bishun notaout 7
xta(b2,Ib2,w3.nbl9) 26
OA(allout,77.1 overs) 178
alofwi~c es 1-.b 23,3-39 ,-6

Bowling: Walters 15.1-1-41-1. A

Phillip 15-5-27-1, Payne 4-2-11-0
Thirer 22-4-58-3, Osbourne 18--
36-2, Hughes 3-2-1-0.

KEPEWARDS 2nd Innings
Bramble bJoseph 5
S Pete wk Bbrambr n bScont 1
K Phillip c Joseph b Scott 2
K Tyson st Bramble b Latcha
C Payn La Flaur b Latcha 1
K Walters not out 2
ETra (b Il 2 on ) 1
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-33, 3-39, 4-51
5-80. 69.
0-51 Bshkuon 14--0 L ha I
3-9-2. Foo 3-1-2-0.
Position: Leewards lead by 11
runs with four second inning
wickets in hand.


JAMAICA 1st innings
(overnight 294-7)

c~ttleB odram
*A Creary Ibw b Boadram 43
+M Perrylbw bDogan 73
G rey Bbral t Dogan 4
J Blackwood a
RaD ItarbDRanipersad 20
P Harty not out 8
Extras (b2, Ib4. wl. nb5) l
TOTAL (9 wkts decl., 101 overs) 3E
,al ofc.es 6,-8,6 ,-1 31 7d
Did not bat: Richard Simpson.
Bowpienr d 8D n3-, Cala7ah-23
68-1. Cooper4J-1-10-0.Boodram26
2 8-, Ottley 16-j32-1. Ramoutar s

T&T 1st innings
A Darath c Harry b Dunka 5
KM Mls ol bu rt 1129
Y Carlah lbw Harhy 13
BIaCkood J Blackwood 1
A George b J Blackwood C
+A Alfred c (sub) Allen b Harty7
O Ramoular natout 8
Extras (W I w7,o sb2 89
Fall of wickets. 1-12, 2-73. 3-107.4 J
1B1M1 6-15D nka 9-1-36-1,
Simpson 10.3-2-23-0. J
Blackwood 23-13-39-2, Harly
21.3-5-44j-3, Garvey 7-0-23-0.
PoIrin -0- requirel139 runs for
first innings lead with four wickels
in tact.

(CMC) Despite a fighting,
unbeaten century by
Trinidad & Tobago left-
hander Evin Lewis, Jamaica
were still firmly in control of
the first round TCL Group
West Indies Under-19 Chal-
lenge match at Banks Brew-
ery Saturday.
Lewis struck a hard-fought
112 as Trinidad and Tobago,
chasing Jamaica's first innings
total of 328 for nine declared,
finished the second day strug-
gling on 189 for six.
Trinidad and Tobago still
need a further 140 runs for first
innings lead against the 2007
limited overs champions, with
four wickets intact.
Left-arm spinner Patrick
Harty has been the top
bowler for Jramaica with
three for 44 from 21.3 overs
and received good support

from right-arm leg-spinner
Jermaine Blackwood with
two for 39 from 23 overs.
Lewis showed a lot of
composure against the potent
spin anh pace attack employed
by West Indies youth player
and Jamaica's captain Andre
None of the other
Trinidad and Tobago batsmen
offered resistance and were
victims of injudicious shot se-
lection as wickets fell
The 17-year-old Lewis,
held the innings together
however, and reached his
century with a boundary off
The landmark came off
229 balls in 272 minutes and
was decorated with 10 fours
and one six.
He shared in two crucial
partnerships late in the innings,

adding 47 for the sixth wicket
with Aaron Alfred (7) and 30 in
an unbroken seventh wicket
stand Omesh Ramoutar (8 not
Earlier, Jamaica resumed at
their bedtime position of 294
for seven, and added a further
34 runs before the declaration
came at the fall of the ninth
wicket. -
Overnight batsman May-
erick Perry went on to regis-
ter his first half-century at
this level, before he was even-
tually dismissed for 73, com-
piiled in 247 minutes and 175
balls with four fours.
Pacer Sheldon Dogan (3-59)
and left-arm unorthodox spin-
ner Javed Boodram (3-86) were
the top wicket-takers for T&rT.
Left with Il overs batting
before lunch, T&T made a
poor start in pursuit of their
target with the dismissal of

skipper Adrian Barath with:
only 12 runs on the board.
Barath, who has already
scored two first class centuries,
played an injudicious shot and
was caught on the backward
square-leg boundary by Harty
off Romeo Dunka's bowling for
After the interval, Lewis(
in tandem with Kjorn Ottley
took the fight to the Jamaicans
with intelligent batting and
However, after the duo ha
added 61 in 90 minutes for thel
second wicket, the partnership
was broken when Ottley was
caught by Horace Miller off
Harty for 27.
Middle-order batsmen
Yannick Cariah (13), Akeil
Cooper (1) and Ako George
(0) all fell to poor shots, as
T&T slipped from 107 for two
to 112 for five at tea.

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Skerritt sdy he was

kept in the dark as

Windies manager
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) Former West Indies'
team manager, Ricky Skerritt says he hopes new manager
Omar Khan eqjoys a much better relationship with the
West Indies Cricket Board than he did, when he was in
charge of the regional squ~ad.
"When I was manager of the West Indies cricket team, I
was kept in the dark about :
many things," said Skerritt,
speaking during the Friday's
fourth One-Day International
between the West Indies and
Australia at Warner Park.
"I had little or no inter-
action with the West Indies' -
Cricket Board. This was not.
the ideal situation and I.
hope that the 'new manager :.
does not have that problem to
deist with."
Skerritt( now the Sports.
Minister here, added' that as
manager he had wanted to put'. OMAR KHAN
cerutiin things in place and air ~
his vies~ on issues but had not been allowed to do this.
He added, however, that since Julian Hunte had as-
sumed the reins of president he had seen a shift in the
attitude of the board and was pleased with this.
"I have been reading what is going on and talking to certain
people aind I must say that after Dr. Hunte came in as prest-
dent of the board I have noticed a Chag," Skerritt noted.
"I have also met with the CEO Donald Peters and I
must say that I am pleased with what I am seeing at this
present time."
--Skerritt served as West Indies team manager for four
years, between.2000 and 2004.

GFA name 22-man squad
for Under-17 Friendl
THE Georgetown Football Association (GFA) has an-
nounced the names of a 22- man squad of Under-17 a-
ers that will play a National Under-17l selection today~a~
venue to be announced.
Kickoff time for the encounter is 15i:00 b.
The friendly encounter is a series of matches against
association lineups as the nationals intensifs their orepa-
ration for partic nation in the Caribbean Football ~imon
(CFLJ) Un er-17 Rorld Cup qualifiers in Trinidad and 'Ib-
bago. from Ju v 29 to August II, 2008.
eCers- Seo Jackman (Pele) and Sherwin Bernard
(F~ruta Con uerorsl.
Defn es Bentol osph,` Gavin Cuman /g and
Sheldon Stephenj of GFC; Yuu rme (lh td
Delon Gordon and Christopher King of Santos.
Midfielders: Jermine Junior (Fruta Conquerors), Jamal Vigi-
lance (Renaissance), R~oyell Ramsev, Daniel Wilson and Daren
Ben anmn (Pele); lTravis Porter (B.K International Western Ti-
~e`; ~~osDelonKelleySants) Shawn Barrow (GFC) and Perthel
Forwards: Roi~ewis (GFC); Tavis Hackett (Fruta Con-
querors); Dwayne Cawrence (Beacon); Kerwyn Benjamin (Pele)
and Mark King (Renaissance).
A further four players were omitted at the end of
yesterday's final trammig session at the GFC Ground,
The team is coached by Peter Lashley.


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storm to doubles title
LONDON, (Reuters) Venus and Serena Williams re-
turned to Centre Court three hours after doing battle in
the singles final to secure the Wimbledon doubles title
with a 6-2 6-2 thumping of American Lisa Raymondl and
Australian Samantha Stosur yesterday.
The American sisters put aside Venus's- straight-sets vic-
tory in the day's showpiece to stand on the same side of the
net and launch an array of powerful shots at the 16th seeds.
The 11th seeds stormed through` the first set by breaking
in each of Raymond's service games, dishing up groundstrokes
that their opponents could not touch.
An enthralling match featuring some fast and furi-
ous rallies at the net drew to an end in just under an
hour when Venus lobbed to giv~e the sisters their third
doubles title at the All England Club.

Gua'. crse ooo'

metres trials
By Gene Cherry

EU~GENE, Oregon, (Reuters) World champion Tyvson
Gay's dream of an Olyimpics double ended in pain when
he crashed out of the U.S. 200 metres quarter-finals yes-
Already qualified for Belling in the 100 metlres. Gas! had
run onl\ 12 smdies. abour -10 metrets, of the 'l00l metres when
he grabbed at hlr, left hamstring and tumbled to track
He lav there for bev.eral minutes before he wasr taken awasil
from the faclhr\y in a cant
**I am very disappointed'," Ga?'< agent Rllark W\elmore
said the '5-?ear-old sprinter told him.

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GLTA junior camp starts
tomoarrowN at Lra Meridien
-Pegasus courts

'.It appears to be a severe cramp." Wermore told USA Track
& Field officials ";He had felt a little rightness in w~arm-ups.
There is no other apparent damage."
The injury was a major blow to the U.S. hopes in
Beijing since under the strict qualifying procedure of the
trials only the top three finishers make the Olympic team
regardless of circumstances,
'The satunni development was remiiscent o the 2000 U.S. Olympic
mals wine both 200 rnbtes workI recrd hokkr Midiaeil Johnson ard Ihen
Mlraurce Greene rashed our the 200 metres fmal wia mjuries. Both missed
the Sqydney Gamnes n the 200 m~eats h won gold in their fast-coice events.
Gay had won the 100 metres last Sunday in a wind-
assisted time of 9.68 seconds, the fastest time ever run un-
der any conditions. He had set the national record of 9.77
seconds the previous day.
He then cruised through the opening round of 200 metres
on Friday with no problems.
The U.S. also lost 1996 Olympic IIO-metres burdles
champion Allen Johnson to injury on a costly day.
The 37-year-old Johnson cleared only four hurdles in
the opening round before succumbing ~to as~sealson-ending
tendon igjury.

THE Guyana Lawn Tennis
Association (GLTA) junior
camp will commence tomor-
row at the Le Meridien Pe-
gasus Hotel tennis courts.
P & P Insurance Brokers,
sponsor of the annual two-
week camp since 2005, has
once more stepped up to spon-
sor this year's camp
The feature junior social
event of the year for the Lawn
Tennis Association, the camp
allows children at all levels of
the game to come together and
enjoy fun practice drills and
Bish Panday of P & P In-
sura ce Berokers ldged h
2005 when he stated his de-
sire to see more children in-
voioe In tiort as a re r-
ter better health and encour-
age discipline.
The programme which at-
tracts up to eighty five (85)
children each year has
brought enthusiasm for
competition in the junior
arena. Many of the children
who attend the camp con-
tinue to play the sport in the
National Park Programme.

Coaches will also take the
opportunity to spot potential
talent .for further development
and the camp has been produc-
ing players of a high quality.
.N~ational A Squad players
Daniel Lopes and Seanden
Longe who will represent
Guyana this year at the ITF
Under-13 Caribbean DeveloP-
ment Championships In
Antigua & Barbuda are prod-
acts of the 2005 Tennis
C a mp
The camp will be for chil-
dren aged 6 to 18years. It
opens tomorrow and will run
until Friday, July 18 on week-
day si us for 6-10year olds
will be from 8.00h-10.00h and
for 11-18year olds 11.00h-
13.0e camp fee per child is
$1000 per week and the Open-
ing Ceremony for the Camp is
set for tomorrow at 8:00h.
Parents are asked to be
present by 7:30h to complete
registration before the Cer-
emony. .
Limited registration can
hie done by contacting Na-
tional Coach Shelly Daly on
642-5672 or 227-7735


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