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WATER STILL ON THE LAND: President Bharrat Jagdeo
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By Sharief Khan
HEALTH risks remain a ma-
jor concern with flood waters
still high in a stretch of East
Coast Demerara villages and
the United States military is
coordinating the airlift of
four massive pumps to help
drain off the water, officials
said yesterday.
United Nations and other
overseas health experts working
with the Guyana Government
to try to contain an outbreak of
flood-related diseases are wor-
ried about the health risks to
thousands still in villages under
The Civil Defence Commis-
sion (CDC) headed by Colonel
Chabilall Ramsarup on Friday
assumed overall coordination of
the national flood relief effort,
taking over from the interim
Joint Operations Centre (JOC).
officials said.
Health Minister Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy and Col
Ramsarup yesterday said re-
locating. the thousands mired
in the flooded villages was
not on the front burner al-
though it was still an option
if the situation worsened.
The UN Office for the Co-
ordination of Humanitarian Af-
fairs (OCHA) said official esti-
mates are that between 80,000
and 92,000 homes were
flooded, mainly but not exclu-
sively in Region Four
Officials said about 4,300
persons were in shelters set up
in schools and other buildings.
"The health risks in the
flood-affected areas...are a ma-
jor concern. Floodwaters remain
persistently high in some areas.

Families living in the catchment
area to the east of the Demerara
River (the conservancy) have
been highly exposed to contami-
nated waters for more than two
weeks", OCHA said.
Ramsammy yesterday said
health risks were "still a major
concern, probably now more
than before and will probably
remain so until May-June (the
next rainy season) if nothing else
He yesterday said the num-
ber of persons suspected to
have died from letospirosis in
the wake of the widespread
flooding in coastal communities
had moved to 11.
He told the Chronicle the
ministry was awaiting results
from tests of blood and urine
samples sent overseas to deter-
mine whether death was due to
the bacterial disease.
The Health Ministry said
43 persons were being treated as
in-patients in several
Georgetown hospitals as sus-
pected leptospirosis cases.
He has also noted that while
many Guyanese were preoccu-
pied and worried about lep-
tospirosis, other diseases are ex-
pected to surface soon such as
pneumonia, tuberculosis and
dengue fever.
OCHA noted that the gov-
ernment was working on sur-
veillance and implementing a
preventive campaign with UN
PersiMenitl high water in
several. villages including
Lusignan, Annandale, Buxton,
Strathspey, Enmore, Foulis, En-
tetprise, and Good Hope since

the flood spawned by record
rains more than three weeks ago,
is a major worry and officials
yesterday said getting it off was
a high priority.
The Trinidad and Tobago
government has acquired three
high-powered pumps from Mi-
ami and the United States
Agency for International Devel-
opment (USAID) has sourced
another and these are due here
Ramsarup said the U.S.
Southern Command military in
Miami is coordinating the deliv-
ery of the massive pumps which
are to be flown in on a giant
DC-17 aircraft.
Transport and Hydraulics
Minister Anthony Xavier said
these are expected to tremen-
dously boost efforts to drain
water from the still inundated
East Coast Demerara villages.
He said pumps have also
been moved from villages that
are no longer under water to
those still inundated.
He said water on the land
was from continuing rains and
from the backlands and the
Mahaica, Mahaicony and Abary
creeks that are full.
He expects the pumps be-
ing donated by the Trinidad and
U.S. governments would bolster
the massive round the clock
drainage programme.
Ramsarup said the major
aim now was to strengthen the
drainage programme to get the
water off the land. He said each
of the four pumps being airlifted
here has a capacity of 18,000
gallons a minute.
Priority was also being
given to removing huge depos-
its of garbage dumped along the
main roads on the East Coast be-


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cause of the major threat to
health, the CDC head said.
Xavier said cutting more
dams to drain water from the
flooded villages "did not make
sense" since the level of the wa-
ter was the same on both sides
of the earthen dams.
"The water is going down
slowly", he acknowledged.
The CDC, supported by
the United Nations Disaster As-
sessment and Coordination
(UNDAC) team deployed here,
is identifying ways of strength-
ening the national relief coordi-
nation framework.
OCHA said the World
Food Programme (WFP) has
undertaken a rapid assess-
ment of affected areas to-
gether with other partners.
Two environmental experts
from The Netherlands have ar-
rived here to support the na-
tional authorities on environ-
mental issues. They are work-
ing closely with the United Na-
tions Country Team and the
UNDAC Team. an official said
A representative of the
United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP)/Bureau for
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
(BCPR) is also here to ensure
the smooth transition from im-
mediate relief to the rehabilita-
tion phase and is working
closely with the UNDAC
The official said a two-
member advance team from the
UN Economic Commission for
Latin America (ECLAC) was
here last week to prepare for an
assessment mission of the long-
termn impact of the floods by a
larger team.




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That larger assessment is
due to begin on February 21,
she said.
OCHA said it is estimated
that 70,000 households and es-
sential public infrastructure
such as schools and medical fa-
cilities, are or will need cleaning
and sanitizing as floodwaters re-
Ramsammy, responding to
a call from the Guyana Medical
Association for residents in
flood-hit villages to leave their
homes because of the health
threats, said shelters had been
opened for those who wanted to
He felt there was no need
now for "forced evacuation"
and pointed out that the Health
Ministry had prepared the old
hospital at New Amsterdam in
Berbice as a relocation centre for
about 800 persons but it has not
been used.

"Moving people out at this
point is not a priority. If they
follow the health advisories we
have been issuing we can avoid
having to move them."
Ramsammy also noted that
moving the some 200,000 af-
fected by the floods posed lo-
gistical difficulties and cramping
so many people together could
also help spread diseases.
"I have to weigh all the options
before I recommend relocation or
evacuation", he explained.
He also recalled that at the
start of the floods, a shelter was
opened at the primary school in
Enterprise, East Coast
Demerara and only one couple
moved in although the water
was chest-high in the village.
"People were almost
drowning and they did not
leave their homes", he said,
noting the difficulties offi-
cials would face in trying to
get residents out of villages
still under water.

Doxycycline advisory
THE government is advising members of the public that
they should NOT purchase the drug doxycycline from
pharmacies for more than $10 per tablet.
The Government Information Agency (GINA) yesterday
said the drug is being distributed free at any health centre, mobile
unit or the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.
The Health Ministry says the drug can help prevent the
bacterial.disease Leptosprirosis.
It is, however, advising persons who are not living in flood
conditions not to take the treatment.
Instructions, for taking prophylactic Doxycycline for
Two Doxycycline caplets to prevent persons from becoming
infected with or developing Leptospirosis should be taken as follows:
Have a meal consisting of some starch
If you have an allergy or experience; any reaction to
Tetracycline or Doxycycline please check with a doctor before
taking these pills.
Immediately following the meal, swallow both pills with a
Full glass of safe water.
Do not eat anything for at least an hour after you have
taken the pills.
Always remember to take two more pills one week
after this dose and once every week thereafter until the,
threat of Leptospirosis has been removed.

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Death toll from suspected

leptospirosis up

THE number of persons sus-
pected to have died from
letospirosis in the wake of
widespread flooding in
coastal communities moved
to 11 yesterday, the Health
Ministry reported but it said
the cause of death was still to
be confirmed.
Health Minister Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy told the Chronicle
the ministry was awaiting re-
sults from tests of blood and
urine samples sent overseas to
determine whether death was
due to the bacterial disease.
The ministry said 43 per-
sons were being treated as in-
patients in several Georgetown
hospitals as suspected lep-
tospirosis cases.
It said 34 were in the
Georgetown Public Hospital
Corporation (GPHC), five in St.
Joseph's Mercy Hospital, two
in Woodlands Hospital, one in
Prashad's Hospital and one in
the Medical Arts Centre.
Ramsammy on Friday after-
noon told reporters that more
than 80,000 people in
Georgetown and along the East
Coast Demerara have been
treated with medicine to guard
against leptospirosis infection
as officials tried to stem an out-
break of the disease.
He said they have been
given prophylactic doxycycline

He also noted that while
many Guyanese were preoccu-
pied and worried about lep-
tospirosis, other diseases are ex-
pected to surface soon such as
pneumonia, tuberculosis and
dengue fever.
Samples from patients have
been sent to the Caribbean Epi-
demiology Centre (CAREC) in
Trinidad and the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Preven-
tion headquarters in Atlanta to
determine if there was an out-
break of the disease here.
Ramsammy noted that
the bacterial disease, which
persons can pick up by in-
gesting water or food con-
taminated with the bacteria
or by wading in infected flood
waters, had been anticipated
once the floods began last
month and the symptoms are
similar to other water-borne
The minister explained that
outbreaks of leptospirosis are
usually caused by exposure to
water contaminated with the
urine of infected animals.
He referred to the massive
health response to the flood cri-
sis and noted that there are more
than 350 health outreaches in
the affected districts of
Georgetown and the East Coast
Demerara and these have treated
more than 80,000 people.
The Health Ministry yes-

Contact CDC for

flood relief
PERSONS requesting flood relief and related
information should contact the Civil Defence
Commission (CDC) on\telephone numbers 226-
1027, 226-8815 or 226-1114, the Government
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cial mortality surveillance team,
it was tracking all deaths from
flood-related areas since January
It said it was tracking 19
deaths as flood-related. These
deaths are as follows:
Total number.of deaths di-
rectly due to flood: four drown-
Total number of deaths
likely due to the floods: 15
The 15 deaths likely due to
flood are as follows:
three acute gastroenteritis/
dehydration deaths
one haemoptysis from
aesophageal varices (this condi-
tion was not caused by the

flood, but death was probably
due to delayed care because ol
inability to get to hospital)
1I deaths from suspected
leptospirosis infection (these
are to be confirmed)
The ministry said its Mor-
tality Surveillance Team was
tracking deaths daily.
It said daily checks of all
hospital (public and private)
records, the morgues, post
mortems, the Ministry ol
Health's Central Board ol
Health etc., assist the team to
establish an accurate count
and causes of deaths in the
flood-affected areas. (See
other story one page nine)

Car splash leads

to gun threat
POLICE are investigating a report that a resident of
Annandale, East Coast Demerara, threatened to shoot a mo-
torcycle rider after he rode by and splashed water on his car.
Police in a press release said the car driver allegedly used a shot-
gun owned by another person to threaten the motorcycle rider in
the village at about 17:20 hrs on Friday.
Police said they seized the shotgun and detained the car

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THREE young men were shot in Berbice following a row
over stolen sheep, police reported yesterday.
A police press release said the three were on the main road
in Manchester Village on the Corentyne at about 20:00 hrs Fri-
day when they were attacked and shot by four men.
Police said those shot were Leon Barry, 16, of Liverpool
Village, Donald Morgan, 20, of Manchester and Ezra Brown,
19, also of Liverpool.
They were with others on the road when the men attacked,
I police said.
Barry was shot in his left foot, Morgan in the palm o0 his
right hand and Brown in both calves.
f They were treated at the Port Mourant Hospital and sent
f homc-and one suspect was arrested, police said.
Police said the three family members were attacked
I after one of them had, the day before, accused a man of
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Going ahead

with CCJ

IT APPEARS, encouragingly, that despite the set-
back suffered by the Jamaica Government with last
Thursday's Privy Council ruling, the Caribbean Com-
munity is determined to go ahead with the inauguration
of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
This approach is correct as it can only inspire
confidence among the region's people who have been
reasonably sensitised to the integral relationship be-
tweer the emerging Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME) and the original jurisdiction of the
CCJ in settlement of disputes arising from interpreta-
tion of the CARICOM Treaty.
Elsewhere in our today's edition, we have re-
ported a call by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Dr
Kenny Anthony, to his Community colleagues for ar-
rangements to proceed with the proposed inauguration
of the CCJ in Port-of-Spain on April 16.

Prime Minister Anthony has also offered some
critical assessment of the Privy Council's judgement,
as well as noting the British law lords' own views on
the endeavours made to ensure the "high quality and
complete independence" of the CCJ.
Here in Guyana, the Secretary General of
CARICOM, Mr. Edwin Carrington, in confirming that
the Secretariat was going ahead with plans to launch
the CCJ on schedule, has stated:
"There is as yet no indication that the Privy
Council's ruling on Jamaica's legislation introducing
the Caribbean Court of Justice would delay the es-
tablishment of the court by CARICOM Govern-
Inauguration of the CCJ is one of the impor-
tant issues to be addressed by the Community's At-
torneys General when they meet this week from Feb-
ruary 10-11 in Suriname's capital, Paramaribo.
This meeting comes ahead of the scheduled
February 16-17 Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM
leaders, also in Paramaribo. They will then fly to
Guyana for the proposed ceremonial opening of the
modern headquarter building for the Community Sec-
retariat on February 19.
Critics of the CCJ within CARICOM who seem
to prefer holding on to the Privy Council in London
as the final appellate court, would do well to also
familiarise themselves with the British law lords own
commendation for the serious thinking that went into

conceptualising the regional court to ensure perfor-
mance of the highest quality and its independence.
We look forward to the launch of the CCJ and
wish well for the government and people of Jamaica
as they come to grips with the procedural hurdles that
need to be overcome, as identified in the Privy
Council's judgement, for that Community partner to
also be able to proceed in having the CCJ as its final
appellate court.


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Symbols of our Colonial legacy

Republic furore in

FORTY-TWO years after
the end of British colonial-
ism in Jamaica, and some 34
ycars of Guyana's parting
with the monarchical system
of parliamentary gover-

have the CCJ as its final appel-
late court to which Guyana re-
mains firmly .......mitted l-m, IuKL
Barbados, is ready to have it for
both its original and appellate ju-
risdiction but for which there must


nance, euro-centric values,
and more specifically Brit-
ish, continue to prevail in
various aspects of our Carib-
bean life, including official
dress code and honours.
A still outstanding
symbol of this colonial legacy,
yet to be removed, is the Privy
Council in London as the final
appellate court for all of the
English-speaking members of
CARICOM, other than
Replacement of the
Privy Council by the Carib-
bean Court of Justice (CCJ) as
the region's court of last resort
remains a major constitutional
problem for most, including Ja-
maica as last week's Privy
Council ruling against the gov-
ernment confirms.
In Trinidad and To-
bago, which followed Jamaica
into independence in August
1962, the parliamentary oppo-
sition also remains wedded to
the Privy Council and would,
therefore, be delighted by the
Privy Council's ruling.
It is a serious setback
for CARICOM's efforts to

be a minimum of three member
Amid this dilemma, a
senior counsel in Trinidad and To-
bago could be ordered as hap-
pened last month by a presid-
ing magistrate to change from his
Nehru-collar suit to the traditional
European suit and tie before be-
ing permitted to continue with a
case before the court.
Since it is the tradition.
and some traditions die hard, law-
yer Israel Khan, therefore, had to
comply with the order, while
making no secret of his disagree-
ment. He has since vowed to file
a constitutional motion challeng-
ing Chief Magistrate Sherman
McNicholls' order, unless it was
rescinded. The Chief Juistice, Sat
Sharma, has already agreed with
Magistrate Nicholls.
A constitutional republic
with a non-executive President
since 1976, Trinidad and Tobago
did jettison some of the symbols
associated with British cultural
values. Such as judges and coun-
sels having to war wigs, and
changing from the title of a
Queen's Counsel (QC) to Senior
* Counsel (SC).


But there is evidently
:i po mhi..- > ,. > I- >
about what constitutes a "dig-
nified". "solemn" or "appropri-
ate" style of dress for court ap-
pearances, 'with the traditional
suit and tic still being preferred.
in addition to the custonmar\
black gown for the high court.
although the wig has been aban-


In Guyana, Cheddi
Jagan was in the vanguard for
an alternative dress-style for of-
ficial occasions, with his long-
sleeved white or cream shirt-jac
and the shirt-jac suit.
In the process. he even
ran into problem once with the
then Speaker of Parliament.
Rahman Gairaj. when he turned
up in his white long-sleeved
shirt-jac instead of being dressed
with the then approved suit and
tie. Jagan's amusement was cap-
tured by journalists at the press
table, among them this colum-
Later, Forbes Burnham
was to give wider popularity to
the shirt-jac as the preferred
style of dress, and it became the
norm for ministers and parlia-
mentarians to shed the old co-
lonial attire of suit and tie.
Today, Jagan and
Burnham must be laughing in
their graves to know that their
successors and other faithful
'comrades' are virtually compet-
ing to look smart in traditional
European-style suit and tie for
official occasions and events
If this provokes a
chuckle, think of Jamaica, the
first English-speaking Caribbean
country to become independent,
where plans to move to a repub-
lican status has been pushed to
the back-burner and legal lumi-
naries still proudly carry the
title of Queen's Counsel instead
of Senior Counsel -as in
Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana
and Dominica.
In Barbados, where
emotional discussions are taking
place over last month's surprise
announcement by Prime Minis-
ter Owen Arthur that the coun-

try will proceed to become a
constitutional republic by year
end., much more than just syin-
Attachment to the
monarchy and British cultural
val es perhaps run deeper
aionig tllhe Barbadian people,
especially\ the older generation,
than elsewhere in our Carib-
bean Coummunity


This could explain
why, for all his bold talk less
than a fortnight ago about "the
symbolic representation of the
Barbadian personality" as the
country's head of state, instead
of continuing to swear alle-
giance to a British monarch in
London. Prime Minister
Arthur now seems to be back-
ing off from an earlier pledge

for republican status for Barba-
dos as exists in Trinidad and
Tobago. Dominica and Guyana.
For those who under-
stand that without an executive
head of state, as in Guyana. re-
placing the Queen of the United
Kinedoum as the titular head of
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with a national as President, is
no big deal. Hardly' a major con-
stilutional development, it offers
great psychological value in
shaping the national personality.

In Barbados, outstand-
ing citizens continue to be
knighted by Queen Elizabeth. on
the recommendation of the Prime

for a national referendum on Minister, while others are
ending the monarchical system awarded British honours, like
in preference for a constitu- 'Commander' or'Companion' of
tional republic, a British Empire that has long,
While his governing long ago ceased to exist.
Barbados Labour Party is in its Prime Minister
third consecutive term and sit- Arthur, like his immediate pre-
ting quite comfortably against decessor, Erskine Sandiford, of-
an opposition locked in a di- ficially carries the title of 'Right
vided leadership problem, Honourable' and is also one of
Arthur perhaps cannot be cer- Her Majesty's Privy Councillors
tain of a decisive "yes" vote while leading members of the

Barbados legal profession con
tinue to be honoured a
Queen's Counsel.
What, however
stands in Arthur's favou
against holding a referendum oi
republican status, is the reality
that there is no n:, i-
such a national vote in any ol
the three CARICOM coun
tries that have ditched monar
chical system but remain,
within the Commonwealth o
which the Queen is titular heat

- Guyana, Trinidad and To
bago and Dominica.
Of more relevance,
referendum on the issue i,
NOT a constitutional require
ment for Barbados and. there
fore. does not form part of tht
recommendations of the 199
Constitutional Review Coinm-
For all the current
criticisms Arthur is facing fo
not going the route of a refer-
endum on Barbados as a repub-
lic. the parliamentary opposi-
tion Democratic Labour Partm
(DLP) knows that. given its
own established commitment.,
it would have no choice but tc
support an act of parliament t(
end the monarchical system o01
Meanwhile, the ear-
lier fierce debate in Trinidat
and Tobago on the suitabilitN
of the symbol of the 'Trinity
Cross' as the country's highest
honour, is to be joined, ii
seems, by the new social issue
of whether it is more "digni
fied" or "appropriate" for law-
yers to be dressed in traditional
suit and tie, a West Indiar
shirt-jac suit or, as senior coun-
sel Isreal Khan advocates, thl
right to wear his Nehru-styk
collar suit.
Whatever the pro-
testation, the reality is that
symbols and practices rooted
in our British colonial his.
tory will remain with us for
longer than some would

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SUNUAT nnHUNIULLt t-ePruary 0, zuub


Jasmin Garraway

IT IS generally accepted that
the tourism industry is grow-
ing at a phenomenal rate and
that this trend is likely to
continue well into the 21st
In 16 out of 28 coun-
tries in the Greater Caribbean.
the industry is the greatest for-
eign exchange earner, which ac-
counts for approximately 1/3 of
the region's GDP and provides
direct or indirect employment
for one in every four citizens.
The tourism industry
presents opportunities for in-
come and employment genera-
tion, hard currency earnings and
economic growth, however, in
developing countries, this sector
faces many challenges.
One of these ob-
stacles is the issue of Tourist
Safety and Security, which is
gaining increasing prominence
on the national agendas of many
host countries. There is evidence
that suggests that very few if
any major tourist destinations

are immune from the incidences
of harassment and crime against
In the case of poten-
tial tourists, threats to personal
safety, whether real or per-
ceived, influence their travel de-
cisions. This perception or re-
ality as the case may be impacts
negatively on the image of the
destination, seriously endanger-
ing the viability and
sustainability of the industry,
thereby contributing to the de-
struction of the tourism prod-
Policy makers and in-
dustry stakeholders are faced
with the problem of trying to at-
tain and or maintain market share
and international competitive-
ness, while addressing the diffi-
cult aspects of protection and se-
curity for tourists.
In order to alleviate
the vulnerability of host desti-
nations, governments and stake-
holders must incorporate coher-
ent strategies, policies and op-
erating measures for managing
tourist security, into the tourism

rist protection

planning and development pro-
In attempting to
manage Tourist Safety and Se-
curity, the industry should ini-
tially seek to understand the
problem. It is imperative that
fundamental terminologies such
as "tourists", and "visitors" are
well defined. The principles and

examine the responses and best
practices in tourist safety and
security employed by other
These investigations
will provide valuable inputs for
national action plans aimed at
improving tourist safety.
Researchers have

practices of tourist safety and
security and what constitutes
"violence" and "harassment"
must be clearly understood. A
scientific approach should be
undertaken through an assess-
ment of the actual situation,
and an analysis of data on
crime and harassment of tour-
ists. Policy makers must also

found that one of the factors
that impact on the success of
tourist safety initiatives, is the
ability of the key decision-mak-
ers to create strategic public-
private sector partnerships and
increase social cohesion and ca-
pacities for information intelli-
gence sharing.
Several strategies

have been employed success-
fully across the region that
combine preventative and direct
protective measures. Some coun-
tries have addressed law enforce-
ment and judicial issues, by es-
tablishing provisional courts
that have contributed to fast-
tracking the process of dealing
with cases involving crimes
against tourists. Other laudable
initiatives such as Rapid Re-
sponse Units and community
policing projects have been op-
erating successfully.
Some islands within
the English Speaking Caribbean
have adopted a standardised
programme of ongoing training
in Tourist Oriented Policing and
Security. The result is a cadre of
professionally trained Tourist
Police, who are deployed to
tourist zones and as Resort Pa-
trols, where a visible and effec-
tive police presence is required.
Another strategic ap-
proach is the introduction of
traveller safety programmes
that promote codes of behaviour
for tourists. These have become
a standard practice in the comn-
nmunication tools utilised by Na-
tional Tourism Organisations
and the accommodation sector.
Recent studies under-

taken on tourist safety recom-
mend a coordinated approach to
its management. In an attempt
to address the critical issues re-
lated to this subject, at a re-
gional level, the ACS Member
States have agreed to the estab-
lishment of a Regional Network
for Tourist Safety.
The Network, which
is in its conceptual stage, could
embrace initiatives which will
promote uniformity in training
practices and standards, as well
as in the definition, collection
and reporting of data. There are
recommendations that its agenda
could also encompass capacity
building initiatives in Member
Ultimately, these ef-
forts will contribute in part to
improving the region's interna-
tional image, and simultaneously
to increasing the economic com-
petitiveness of its tourism in-
Ms. Jasmin Garraway is
the Sustainable Tourism Di-
rector of the Association of
Caribbean States. The opin-
ions expressed are not neces-
sarily the official views of the
ACS. Comments and reac-
tions can be sent to


Cofotigte frs

The first phase of the
response has been to provide
relief. There are still some pock-
ets of villagers, located deep in
communities affected, which are
being served as this phase winds
down. The emphasis now, as
outlined by the President, is

relief and response network so
quickly and so well coordinated
without any previous experi-
As the focus now is
on health care and sanitation,
much energy will soon be spent
on recovery and rebuilding. The

President's ability to
mobilise and motivate all
Guyanese and various
groups in creating a na-
tional response can only
lead to more effective in-
terventions needed for the
coming period.

THE historic level of rainfall Minister Ramsammy health
during the December-Janu- care; and Minister Baksh wa-
ary period, the highest ter supply. (Opposition repre-
amount since 1888, created sentatives were invited to sit and
our first-ever recorded natu- work with these teams).
ral disaster flooding on the To ensure coordina-
East Coast of Demerara, sec- tion, the President mandated
tions of South and North that a joint operating centre be
Georgetown and low-lying vil- set up at Police Headquarters
lages on the West Bank and and efforts to operationalise the
West Coast of Demerara. Our CDC commence pronto. During
drainage system and disaster the following 48 hours, the co-
response capability were not ordination among the various re-
designed for this amount of sponse groups and information
flooding caused by the heavy sharing became intense and
and intense downpours. around-the-clock. The President
President Bharrat used his residence State House
Jagdeo, in the early hours of as a resource center and was ac-
January 17 sensed that Guyana tively involved in measures and.
was facing an unprecedented interventions to ensure rapid
situation which required imme- deployment of relief and other
diate, bold and targeted interven- interventions necessary to com-
tions. By dawn, the President bat the situation and discomfort
summoned his Cabinet and tech- faced by affected residents.
nical experts working in the The President went
drainage sector, hydromet and without sleep for some days and
sea defence to discuss an imme- was in the affected communities,
diate response. Earlier, the Chief held discussions with relevant
of Staff of the Guyana Defence personnel in the relief efforts,
Force was deployed to conduct meeting church leaders, political
an assessment. Ministers were representatives (including Mr.
mandated to visit the affected Corbin on about four occasions)
areas and provide an assessment and others in his bid to create a
at about 2pm. An extended broad and united front to tackle
grouping consisting .of Cabinet this natural disaster.
members, the Chief of Staff of Within 24 hours of
the GDF, the Con,,mItinioner of the disaster, through the
Police, engine; and the Leader President's intervention, food
of the Opposition re' ie'.ed the supplies both cooked and dry
assessments. The President at rations and water reached af-
that meeting stated his dissatis- fected communities followed by
faction in the poor-response medical teams, and the creation
state of the Civil Defence Com- of more than 15 shell', Drain-
mission (CDC) and urged that age pumps were reloL from
the response must be total and other areas in the county
a national one involving the po- The support of ordi-
litical opposition non-govern- nary residents in and out in the
mental ba.'die, rcligitu organi- .,I cd ,imunities, banding
zations rnd ,.iher concerned "oge'I'r -.'.d die generosity of
groups. Ir.,c Idem n t .b _.., .many Gu aneae. local and over-
fived by Cabinet immediate re-
isters: \lin ters SMhi anta fpone ini,,re effective. The
Xavier inlit.lrucrure: Minis- Pre,,j.rnr .,n.i the overarching in-
ter Jeffrey shelter; Ministeis frastructure he created and acti-
Westford and Shadick food;

vated JOC and CDC -
were historic in their re-
sponse to the disaster. This
is more remarkable as there
was no institutional knowl-
edge or even framework to
execute such a massive re-
sponse operation to hun-
dreds of thousands of
Guyanese. For example.
during the first two weeks,
hampers were distributed to
more than 50,000 families;
400 tonnes of dry ration
were taken to communities
for distribution or to be used
by the soup kitchens; mil-
lions of gallons of potable
water were transported;
60,000 persons were seen by
health professionals;
100,000 hot meals were
served; close to 10,000 per-
sons were evacuated from
their flooded homes and
housed in shelters; and an
additional 30 drainage pumps
were taken to the affected ar-
eas from different parts of
the country. These do not
include the contributions of
private groups and individu-
als which were also mobi-
The President via
the media and personal con-
tacts offered solace, hope.
comfort and assurances in
these trying times. The af-
fected residents and the
population in general re-
sponded. His call for sup-
port did not only lead to ac-
tion at home but overseas
Guyanese mobilised and
were able to deliver supplies
on the ground to boost the
international efforts which
continue. Dr. Roger Lun-
cheon, the HPS. %hom tlic
President ta,l,ed v.'l' I_|Oi 'i
co-ordination worked on the
international front to secure
additional international assis-
tance for the relief efforts.

Viewpoint by Robert Persaud

getting the remaining flood wa-
ter out of the communities, ex-
panding the health care to pre-
vent any outbreaks of disease,
providing adequate potable wa-
ter supply and doing the assess-
ments so necessary for the re-
covery and rebuilding stage.
Many of the
administration's critics (other
than the PNCR and ROAR)
have recognized the national re-
sponse and the significant im-
pact this has made. International
observers also have given the
President and his government
much credit for constructing a

President has already started to
fine-tune plans for this stage so
that there would be no delay in
returning full normalcy to the
affected communities. Already.
a joint UN-Government team is
being put together to carryout
the assessments.
Guyanese, espe-
cially those living in the
affected communities, can
be assured that the heroic
and committed leadership
of the President and his
Cabinet in the immediate
relief effort will continue
through the current phase
and beyond. The


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 6, 2005 9

Thousands receive treatment for leptospirosis

Precautions taken

against other illnesses

By Shawnel Cudjoe

THE long lines and large
crowds that milled around the
guard hut of the Emergency.
entrance at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
(GPHC) two days ago were
gone yesterday.
But the number of per-
sons who have received treat-
ment for the deadly water-borne
disease, leptospirosis, continue
to rise. officials said.
Late yesterday after-
noon, Guyana Geology and
Mines Commissioner. Mr.
Robeson Benn told a meeting of
the Guyana Citizens Initiative
for Flood Relief that some
140,000 doses of prophylactic
doxycycline capsules had been
handed out.
A visit to the hospital
yesterday revealed that close to
1 000 persons had already re-
ceived treatment from the four
stations operating out of the
guard hut. There was no rush,
but persons quietly walked up
to the hut with or without their
children and requested the treat-
ment for the disease.
Nurses were heard fre-
quently asking questions such as
"Is this child over eight years
old?" and "Did you eat anything
before you came?" One of the
nurses told this newspaper that
it has become a ritual since they
refuse to administer medication
on an empty stomach.

"I've seen children
-vomit when they lake the tab-
lets, so it's important to ask the
questions," she said.
I n d r a w a t t i e
Dhanmaraj of Vigilance, East
Coast Demerara, decided to visit
the treatment centre yesterday
morning after three of her grand-
children and one son began suf-
fering from diarrhoea one sign
of the disease. She said that they),
were rushed to the Georgetown
Hospital where they were treated
and released.
She said that members
of her family were forced to en-
dure the flood waters since they
had nowhere to go.
Many of the other per-
sons who visited the hospital for
treatment told this newspaper
that they have no signs of the
disease, but have had some con-
tact with the flood waters and
decided to take precautionary
The nurse told this
newspaper that they were hoping
that the number of persons seek-
ing to prevent contracting the po-
tentially deadly disease would
multiply. She said that persons
must ensure they receive treatment
for the disease. She also noted
that persons seeking treatment are
not only from flood hit areas, but
throughout the country.
The Sunday Chronicle
understands that there has been
an influx of children to the hos-
pital suffering from symptoms

which include headaches, muscle
pains, high fever and vomiting
The drug-dispensing
exercise began three days ago,
with one of the four booths at
the hospital working around the
Leptospirosis is
caused by the exposure to wa-

ter contaminated with the urine
of infected animals or by. ingest-
ing contaminated food.
It is the first disease
that has threatened the country
since the flooding began some
three weeks ago, but Ramsammy
cautioned that.other diseases
such as pneumonia, tuberculo-

Hum i

sis and dengue lever arc expected
to surface.
Meanwhile, Benn
told the GCIFR meeting
that he was also informed
by Health Minister, Dr.
Leslie Ramsammy that
100 extra beds have been
placed in wards in the






hospital for persons who
may be admitted with
symptoms of the disease.
There have been some
90,000 reported cases of
rashes and 110,000 per-
sons have so far been ex-
amined for Tetanus vac-

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THE Clerical and Commercial Workers Credit Union (CCWCU) last week made a donation
towards the flood relief drive to the Guyana Red Cross Society.
In photograph, Ms. Dorothy Fraser of the Guyana Red Cross received the donation
from Ms Ann Anderson at the simple handing over ceremony. Also in photograph, from left,
are Mr. Abdool Azeez, Mr. John Row and Mr. Fitzgerald Agard, all of the Credit Union.

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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 6, 2005

Sanitised schools

to reopen tomorrow

CPCE to remain closed

WITH a few exceptions, all
schools in Regions Three
(West Demerara/Essequibo
Islands), Four (Demerara/
Mahaica) and Georgetown
which were affected by the
widespread flooding will
reopen tomorrow after being
thoroughly sanitised.
The Ministry of Education
in a press release said that a total
of 185 schools are ready for
fumigation and the interior and

exterior (compounds) of the
schools would be sprayed.
In Region Four, schools
from Plaisance to Clonbrook,
East Coast Demerara would
remain closed, but others that
would be sprayed and ready for
opening in this Region are
Prospect, Mocha, Campbell's
Trust, and Little Friend's
Nurseries, Grove Special Needs,
Diamond. Providence, and
Covent Garden Primary, Covent

Garden and Friendship
Secondary on the East Bank
Demerara, The Unity and
Strathavon Nurseries, Virginia.
Cane Grove, Helena. Mahaica,
Gibson, Supply and Lancaster
Primaries and Virginia and
Mahaica Secondary schools all
on the East Coast.
Work on the affected
schools in Region Three will
be completed by February 7.
However, because of

persistent flooding in that
Region, the following schools
will remain closed: Exe's
Nursery, Genive Nursery,
Goed Fortuin Primary,
Malgre Tout Primary and
Two Brothers Primary.
In Georgetown, with the
exception of the Redeemer,
Sophia and Graham's Hall
Primary Schools, which are still
being used as shelters, and the
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of Basic Education Access and Management Support (BEAMS) Programme. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
eligible payments under the contract for the Supply of Goods and Services.
2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the Purchaser) now invites sealed bids from suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank
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8. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00
hours on Tuesday, March 15,2005 in the Boardroom of the NationalBoard of Procurement & Tender Administration former Central Tender
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Cummings Lodge Secondary
schools, which are still flooded,
all remaining schools would be
treated over the weekend and
will open their doors tomorrow.
Interior and exterior
spraying of the all Georgetown
Nursery schools will be
completed in time for
Wednesday February 9, with
the exception of the Selman
Fraser Nursery which is still
being used as a shelter.
The Cyril Potter College of
Education will not reopen
tomorrow and the students and
the general public would be
provided with an update on
Wednesday February 9, the
release said.
The United Nations
Children Fund (UNICEF) is
continuing to support the
Ministry's effort to have

children return to a school
environment which is safe.
They have already provided
adequate Jeyes fluid and
bleach to the Education
Departments of the Regions
that have been affected.
On Friday last, the services
of six pest control agencies were
contracted to further enhance
the environment of the schools
in the affected regions.
The release added that
the Ministries of Education
and Health, Pest Control
Agencies, UNICEF and the
.Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) have
been collaborating to find the
best strategies that would
address environmental safety
as the Education Ministry
strives to bring normalcy to
the education system.

Mary Godon1Da

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PAET n uri an o* cilre wo-ttndth M~
Godn a ar. enr reabise ht hIetr ol
berepne tmrrw rmI:0 i rst 7:0hs

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of
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of the Caribbean Community to fill the following positions with assigned
duty station in Guyana:
(i) Project Officer, Administrative Services
(ii) Assistant General Counsel
(iii) Senior Legal Officer .
(iv) Legal Officer
Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing the,
Secretariat's web page at http://www.caricom.org.
Applications with full curriculum details, including nationality, date of birth,
work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional
skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of professional
publications, three references (at least two of whom must be familiar with
the applicant's work), and other relevant information, should be sent to the
Human Resource Management, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Bank of
Guyana Building, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana or by email
to applnhrm(alcaricom.org.
The Secretariat will commence considering applications for the position at,
(i) from 17 February, 2005 and the positions at (ii) to (iv) from 21 February,
2005. .- '
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"Management of a Heart Attack"
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The closing date for the position has been extended to February 14
The Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), a programme financed
by the European Union, is assisting the local private sector of Linden and Region
10 in creating/expanding businesses, and will contribute to creating a more
favourable investment environment. The core activities of the programme include
the provision of business/advisory services to small and medium enterprises, the
provision of a managed business incubator for new businesses and the promotion
of the region for new investment, both local and foreign. Accompanying measures
include vocational training, institutional strengthening, a revolving credit fund,
and the rehabilitation of the socio-economic infrastructure.
The following vacancy exists within the LEAP Business Development Unit.
The Inward Investment Facility Manager will have the following tasks:
Develop and implement a strategy to attract investment to Region 10
Identification and promotion of investment opportunities
Proactive identification and bringing together of public-private-, and/or
private-private parties in joint enterprise ventures
Promotion of the Region 10 area for investment purposes
Prepare periodic budgets and monitor progress against them
Liaise with relevant national and international agencies and in particular
Kev qualifications:
Post graduate work equivalent to the professional qualification;
Relevant experience in planning investment promotion and enterprise
development activities;
Familiarity with Guyana's Investment Code;
Good interpersonal and negotiating skills;
Fluency in written and spoken English;
Knowledge of Guyana Economic Development Plans;
Computer literate, knowledge of Software & I hardware application
Applications including an up to date CV and 2 references should be sent to
The International Project Manager
Linden Economic Advancement Programme
Casuarina Drive
and should be received no later than February 14"', 2005.

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STo Design and Implement a Combined Data Management System
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February 21". Proposals may also be submitted electronically to
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,, Proposals including up to date CV and two (2) references must be
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What is leptospirosis?
How do people get
How long is it between time
of exposure and when people
become sick?
Where is leptospirosis found'?
How is leptospirosis treated?
Can leptospirosis be

What is leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is a bacterial
disease that affects humans and
animals. It is caused by bacteria
of the genus Leptospira. In
humans it causes a wide range
of symptoms, and some
infected persons may have no
symptoms at all.
Symptoms of leptospirosis
include high fever, severe
headache, chills, muscle aches,
and vomiting, and may include
jaundice (yellow skin and eyes),
red eyes, abdominal pain,
diarrhoea, or a rash. If the
disease is not treated, the
patient could develop kidney
damage, meningitis
(inflammation of the membrane
around the brain and spinal
cord), liver failure, and
respiratory. distress. In rare
cases death occurs.
Many of these symptoms
can be mistaken for other
diseases. Leptospirosis is
confirmed by laboratory testing
of a blood or urine sample.

How do people get
Outbreaks of
leptospirosis are usually
caused by exposure to water
contaminated with the urine
of infected animals. Many
-different kinds of animals
carry the bacterium; they
may become sick but
sometimes have no
symptoms,. Leptospira
organisms have been found in
cattle, pigs, horses, dogs,

rodents, and wild animals.
Humans become infected
through contact with water,
food, or soil containing urine
from these infected animals.
This may happen by
swallowing contaminated
food or water or through skin
contact, especially with
mucosal surfaces, such as the
eyes or nose, or with broken
skin. The disease is not
known to be spread from
person to person.

How long is it between the
time of exposure and when
people become sick?
The time between a
person's exposure to a
contaminated source and
becoming sick is two days to
four weeks. Illness usually
begins abruptly with fever and
other symptoms. Leptospirosis
may occur in two phases; after
the first phase, with fever,
chills, headache, muscle aches,
vomiting, or diarrhoea, the
patient may recover for a time
but become ill again. If a second
phase occurs, it is more severe;
the person may have kidney or
liver failure or meningitis. This
phase is also called Weil's

The illness lasts from a few
days to three weeks or longer.
Without treatment, recovery
may take several months.

Where is leptospirosis
Leptospirosis occurs
worldwide but is most common
in temperate or tropical
climates. It is an occupational
hazard for many people who
work outdoors or with animals
- for example, farmers, sewer
workers, veterinarians, fish
workers, dairy farmers, or
military personnel. It is a
recreational hazard for
campers or those who
participate in outdoor sports
in contaminated areas and has
been associated with swimming,

Main causes of accidents

Total disregard for road and weather
conditions i.e., wet roads,
potholes, foggy condition

Leaving vehicles in a
dangerous position on the road

Please be advised that Marics & Company
Limited' will be closed for business
between the hours of 08:00 hrs to 13:00
hrs on the following days:
9Wh to 11th February, 2005

14th & 15th February, 2005
Business as usual from 13:00 hrs to 16:30
hrs on each day, Management regrets any
inconvenience caused


wading, and whitewaler rafting
in contaminated lakes and rivers.
The incidence is also increasing
among urban children.

How is leptospirosis treated?
Leptospirosis is treated
with antibiotics, such as
doxycycline or penicillin, which
should be given early in the
course of the disease.
Intravenous antibiotics may be
required for persons with more
severe symptoms. Persons with
symptoms suggestive of
leptospirosis should contact a
health care provider.

Can leptospirosis be
The risk of acquiring
leptospirosis can be greatly
reduced by not swimming or
wading in water that might be
contaminated with animal urine.
Protective clothing or .footwear
should be worn by those exposed
to contaminated water or soil
because of their job or
recreational activities.


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A. The Government of Guyana (GOG) has recently concluded a Loan Contract 1551/SF-GYfor
S(USS29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the proceeds of
this loan will be apphed to the financing of the implementation of the Investment Component
: of the Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP) This consists of three
. subcomponents namely. (1) tax policy and :;Hirnistrat;on: i 2) public sector financial
i .i .' anC (3o fiscal and fiducaryoversight The overna ing aim of thle FFMP s o build
effective and sustainable executive and oversight capacities in the Guyana Revenue
*B Commission (PPC).

B. The Ministry of Finance invites tenders for the supply of the following items:

Lot 1: One Heavy Duty Photocopier

Lot 2: 2 Risograph
Lot 3:6 Air Conditioning Split Units
C. Tender Documents outlining the Technical Specifications of the above mentioned items and
requirements for bidders can be obtained during working hours Monday to Friday from Mr. R,
Kandhi, Procurement Officer, Program Coordination Unit, Ministry of Finance, Second Floor,

Main Street at a non-refundable fee of G$2,000 (Two thousand) dollars each. Tenders who
had previously purchased bid documents for the Invitation tk ender advertised on December
this tender upon presentation of receipt for purchase of the document that was annulled.

D. Tenderers are required to quote unit price and total co
handling expenses and all other reimbursable.

E. Tenderers are required to submit their bids with the follow

(a) In the case of companies registered locally:

i. Valid compliance from the Commissioner General, C
ii. Valid compliance from the General Manager, Nationai

:h must cover shipping and

Revenue Authority
*nce Scheme (NIS)

(b) For all Bidders:

iii. Bid Security of 2% of Tender Value.

F. Failure to supply the requirements as stated above will result :i the Tender being deemed

G. Tenders must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the tenderer on the
outside and must be clearly marked on the top, right-hand corner, 'Supply of Photocopier,
Risograph and Air Conditioning Units'. The envelopes should be addressed to:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender .Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

H. Tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box at the National Board of Procurement and
Tender Administration of the above address no later than 09:00 hrs on Tuesday March 01,

I. Tenders would be opened at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday March 01, 2005 and Tenderers or their
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PLANNING FOR THE GUYANA CONCERT. From left, Mr. Enrico Woolford, Ms. Gem
Madhoo-Nascimento and Ms. Margaret Lawrence.

Global web concert to

raise flood relief funds

A GLOBAL Guyana Web
Concert will be held on
February 20 2005,
simultaneously in Guyana,
New York, London, Fort
Lauderdale, Toronto and
Barbados, to raise funds for
the flood relief.
According to a release from
local organizers, Gem Madhoo-
Nascimento will coordinate the
production of the concert
supported by Margaret
Lawrence, who will mobilise
artistic talent and production.
Enrico Woolford has
responsibility for technical
The Guyana Concert will
take place at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall, Homestretch
Avenue, starting at 17:00 hrs. It

will feature four hours of
performance by the country's
top local artists interspersed
with video segments webcast
from the other concert centres
around the world. There will be
open seating at the concert.
Tickets will be on sale soon at
$500.00 each.
The global production
will be coordinated from Ohio
University under the
technical direction of Dr.
Vibert Cambridge, the
release stated. In Guyana, the
Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph Company (GT&T)
will provide bandwidth
facilities to accommodate
streaming video through
dedicated line transmissions
and video production

supported from NCN's
Television Studios, VCT
Television and Spotlight
Video Productions.
According to the release,
pre-recorded segments of the
Guyana concert will be
produced at the NCN Studios
and computerised by Spotlight
Video Productions for up-link
to be displayed at the
London Concert which will
take place from 14:00 18:00
hrs in London. Live
performances from Guyana will
be up-linked for video display
at a number of the other
The global concerts are
in various stages of planning
along, with the Guyana
concert, the release added.



1. Rehabilitation of Ocean Garden Area "D"
Residential Road Reg. 3

2. Rehabilitation of Enterprise Block 8 Road

3. Rehabilitation of #22 Bel Air Residential Road

4. Rehabilitation of Experiment/Mara Road
Reg. 6

The closing date for the above projects, which was on
February 7, 2005, has now been extended to Tuesday 15th
February, 2005 at 1400 hrs.

Tenders must be deposited in the tender box located at the
SIMAP Agency,
237 Camp Street,

Executive Director

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DENIERARA Dislillers Limited IDDLi in an effort to
help drain flood literss has been excaxaling the canal lo-
cated at Diamond, East Bank Demerara where its produc-
lion plants are located and .ere sesereli affected b) the flood.
The company) in a release said that they are also
working milh the Guiana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCOi
to fi, ihe koker located behind Ihe company's bottling plant
on the Demerara ri'er bank.
Over the past three "ecks, the company has been
working to bring relief to flood affected persons by deliver-
ing drinking water to hard hit East Coast villages and they
have also,been supplying water to the Ciiil Defence Conm-
mission (CDC),.
Agencies such as the Guyana Red Cross also re-
ceived bottled water. juices and milk and roadside operations
set up to provide hot meals to affected communities have
also benefited, the release added.
It further stated that the company along wilh the
Ministry of Agriculture, GU\ SLiCO, and Nanilco also joined
forces to provide molasses, antelope grass, rice bran and
wheat for livestock along the coast.
DDL said it has contributed about $10M so far in
relief efforts.

General Manager of Pegasus Mr. Pascal Mongeiu (third from left), Assistant Food and Beverage Manager Prakash Ganesan
(right), Consulate of the Chinese Embassy, Sheng Xing Ting, and Chef Alain Raymond about to sample some Chinese Food.

NEXT Wednesday, the Chi-
nese would be ringing in the
new year Year of the
Rooster and the Chinese
Embassy in Guyana has
teamed up with Le Meridien
Pegasus to ensure that
Guyanese have an unforget-
table time.
At a press briefing at
the hotel on Friday, General

Manager of Le Meridien Pe-
gasus, Mr. Pascal Mongeau, said
that to mark the occasion, a
Chinese Food Festival has been
planned from February 8-12 at
the El Dorado Restaurant. For
a chance to sample a wide vari-
ety of Chinese dishes, patrons
are required to pay $4 000.
Consulate of the Chi-
nese Embassy, Sheng Xing Ting,

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-Dr. Theodore-Gandi

By Wendella Davidson dean-up, after the water has provide back-up assistance for symptoms such as fever, their televisions by flood waters,
receded. the mobile health teams and help headache and the most the top PAHO official said
MEMBERS of the coastal In addition, PAHO has been provide medical care. characteristics of all, pain in the teams would soon be in the .
population who were affected providing support to the Civil The health care of those calves, fields using loud hailers in the
by the flood disaster will soon Defence Commission (CDC) in affected by the flood waters is Because of the resemblance affected communities, to ensure
benefit from post-disaster the form of intelligence to of immediate concern to the to influenza, persons do not the message gets around.
stress management undertake managerial supply organisation, moreso, since some usually take the early signs of Another area of great ,
counselling. management. persons have been afflicted by leptospirosis seriously. concern to PAHO is the disposal -
Head of the Pan American Training in a new system of the 'leptospirosis' disease. The Ministry of Health has of human waste. To this end, the
Health Organisation (PAHO) in civil defence has been provided Dr Theodore-Gandi noted already put in place the organisation has been working i .
Guyana, Dr. Bernadette for five persons who will now that preliminary tests conducted mechanism to provide medical very closely with the local
Theodore-Gandi said so in an after a surveillance system was access and treatment to infected government, the Mayor and City
exclusive interview on set up, showed "there is some persons. Council (M&CC), the Ministry
Wednesday with the Sunday of Health, the Neighbourhood
Chronicle. 'It is important that affected persons be Democratic Councils (NDCs)
According to her, PAHO is prand others.
to provide such services against exposed to some sort of counselling to Dr Theodore-Gandi said this -
the background of the difficult is a particular difficult issue to --
and challenging times facing help them to cope in these really trying deal with in the present flood
displaced families, especially timeS scenario. She referred to septic
children. tanks that are covered with flood
"It is important that Head of the Pan American Health waters, toilets in homes that are '. "
affected persons be exposed to Organisation, Dr. Bernadette Theodore-Gandi also under water and cannot be W -
some sort of counselling to help flushed, among other hazards. Winners of the competiti
them to cope in these really evidence that some cases seen Reiterating that once the PAHO has been working are Mr. Seenarine. Bram
trying times," she said. are that of leptospirosis disease" disease is diagnosed early it can through a number of agencies Hall and Yonette C. Abra
All of the public health spread by ways of rats and other be treated, Dr. Theodore-Gandi such as the United Nations
programmes which were being animals. further noted that that should Children's Fund (UNICEF) and
run in the affected communities PAHO Director, Dr Noting that PAHO had someone from a household be the British-funded Department
have had to be shelved, the Bernadette Theodore- expected the disease "to come at affected by the disease, then for International Development I
PAHOheadsaid,andaddedthat Gandi this time", she said: "We now other members of the same (DFID) and others to alleviate
there is a great demand now for use the techniques to properly know through the surveillance household are clearly at risk as the situation. In addition,
post-flood emergency document and inventorise all system that leptospirosis is here well, as they too would have discussions are being held with PATSAN Trading Service
interventions as a result of the donations received from the through preliminary tests." been exposed to the infection. In a number of agencies in placing The promonon ended
existing vulnerability of the different sources. The new Confirmation is, however, those circumstances, the entire toilets on the East Coast Dealer- Seenarine of .
population to vector-borne system being introduced by needed and this can only be done household needs to seek medical Demerara railway embankment, hne, 9.5 c
diseases. PAHO will allow for the by sending blood cultures to an attention as well. as a possible solution to the chme and a Daeoo 9.5 c
Dr. Theodore-Gandi, who donations "to reflect what overseas laboratory, as Guyana She said the Ministry of problem of solid waste disposal. Customers Genepha
has had previous disaster comes in and what goes out", Dr. only has facilities in place to Health has since moved in Meanwhile, PAHO has won a Daewoo 9.5 cubic f
working experience as a Theodore-Gandi said. conduct rapid or preliminary that direction and health begun to receive favourable Ms.J. DIarkanatt of La
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre tests. teams have already visited response to its urgent appeal for television: and Bramdal S
(CAREC) official, lauded the LEPTOSPIROSIS Dr Theodore-Gandi further households where persons more than US$500,000 to ...... ....
resilience and strength shown by CONCERNS pointed out that the disease, have been treated for the support immediate health needs
the Guyanese people, and added In. an effort to house which is not common among the disease. ini this country.
that she was impressed by the displaced persons, schools and general population, is an Dr Theodore-Gandi alluded To date the European Union
way they were able to find other buildings were transformed occupational hazard for persons to the numerous health messages (EU) has pledged $100,000Euros,
ingenious ways of coping in such into shelters. Some of the working in sugarcane fields and being put out to sensitise the the United States US$150, 000
a complex situation. shelters have been closed as cleaners of sewers, population about the serious and DFID 50, 000. The money By Sir Ronald Sanders
PAHO is a specialised persons returned to their homes Under the current health hazard and what they will be used to strengthen the
international health agency to pick up the pieces and try to conditions, all persons who should do to prevent contracting disease surveillance system in (The writer is a former
which works directly with the re-start life. have to traverse daily through leptospirosis or any other Georgetown and the Regions, Caribbean diplomat, now
Ministry of Health as a key According to Dr Theodore- the flood waters are clearly at water-borne disease. testing and monitoring the .corporate executive, who
international partner. It supports Gandi, PAHO personnel risk, in particular those with quality of water, rehabilitating publishes widely on the
the Ministry's efforts in constantly monitored those broken skin. LOUD HAILERS the health centres and providing problems of small states in
delivering medical care. shelters and continue to work The disease, which can be And noting that some training in humanitarian the global community)
It has been tasked by the with those still open. treated once it is diagnosed early, persons may have been supply management and post
Ministry with dispatching In addition, they also presents itself with flu-like inconvenienced due to damage to disaster stress management. THE recent ruling in the
mobile teams to affected ec.United Kingdom stopping Ja-
communities to provide medical maica from replacing the Privy
services and to establish .- Council with the Caribbean
surveillance systems, especially Court of Justice (CCJ) as the
in circumstances where it is t court of finaltappeal should not
expected that there would be -delay the planned establish-
different forms of disease ment of the Caribbean Single
outbreaks. .VMarket and Economy (CSME)
According to Dr. Theodore- .or the operation of the CCJ.
Gandi, PAHO, after assessing Indeed, in the words of the
the situation, moved to set upW .-CCJ President, Michael de La
'tag e situation,.ve setup ., Bastide, after the Privy Council
surveillance systems in shelters -m ruling, it should be "full steamP
and other crowded facilities ahead forit i the Caribbean Court of
where there are limited ": Justice".
sanitation facilities and a The Privy Council in the
shortage of water. United Kingdom has ruled that
The latter itself increases the the three Acts, collectively
health risks and, with theps-oo passed by the maEority in the
surveillance systems in place ,,., Jamaican Parliament to abolish
and monitoring undertaken, A the right of appeal to the Privy
information about an outbreak of Council and to substitute a right
disease is quickly channelled to of appeal to the CCJ, were not
the Ministry of Health for a passed in accordance with the
quick response. .procedure required by the Ja-
The organisation is keeping ...-.. : maica Constitution and are ac-
a close eye on environmental --- ... cordingly void.
health in collaboration with the "" Effectively, this means that
Guyana Water Inc (GWI), the the Privy Council is still the court
Mayor and City Council, the of final appeal for Jamaica and,
Local Government Ministry, the further, the CCJ, at the present
National Democratic'Councils in time, has no jurisdiction in Ja-
the regions and other technical maica even as a court of original
agencies. jurisdiction for trade disputes
Their task encompasses within the Caribbean Community
water, sanitation, solid waste, and Common Market
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.uary 6. 2005,

on pose with Patsan Trading Services General Manager, Mr. Anand Seebaran. From left
lat Singh, Jasmin Ramjag, first prize winner Genepha Carrington, J. Dwarkanatt, Hazel

Sa winners!

s last month presented prizes to winners of its Roma Bumper Bonanza promotions.
m January 5. There were eight grand prize winners and 12 consolation winners.
,tabroek Market and Lennox and Kim of Plaisance Market, won a Speed Queen washing ma-
ibic feet refrigerator respectively.
'arrington of La Grange won one Speed Queen washing machine; Hazel Hall of Sparendaamn
et refrigerator; Jasmin Ramjag of Diamond Housing Scheme copped an Aiwa music system;
.range won a La Sonic stereo system; Yonette C. Abrams of La Grange won a 14-inch Sharp
ingh of Bushlot Village won a Sanyo Microwave.

By Rickey Singh

Kenny Anthony has called on
his fellow heads of
government to get ahead with
the inauguration *of the
Caribbean Court of Justice by
April 16 and has deemed the
Privy Council ruling against
Jamaica as "flawed".
Invited to comment on the
Privy Council's ruling last
Thursday that effectively
blocked Jamaica's access to the
CCJ as its final appellate court.
Anthony, who has lead
responsibility for Justice and
Governance within CARICOM,
told the Sunday Chronicle:
"1 do not wish to go into
much details at this stage on the
matter, other than to confirm
that I have written to my
CARICOM colleagues that we
must firmly press ahead with
operationalising the CCJ and
that the inauguration ceremony
should take place on April 16 in
Anthony said that having
read the judgement delivered
by the Privy Council, he was
satisfied that the Jamaica
IGovernment was free to
initiate new legislative
measures to access the
original jurisdiction of the
CCJ without any conflict with
the ruling on entrenchment
; procedures for the CCJ's
replacement of the Privy
A formnner General Counsel of

the CARICOM Secretariat and
senior lecturer in the Law
Faculty of the University of the
West Indies, the St. Lucia Prime
Minister said there was "a basic
flaw" in the judgement as
delivered by the British law
It relates to their contention
that the provisions in the

Jamaica constitution giving final
appellate jurisdiction to the
Privy Council are not
entrenched, but they consider it
necessary to have entrenched
provisions for the CCJ as its
replacement of the Privy Council
as Jamaica's final appellate
"In my view. therefore, the

judgement is flawed and smacks
of legal bigotry," said Anthony.
At the same time, however,
Anthony pointed to what he
considers "relevant valuable
comments" by the law lords in
their judgement.
For example, in observing,
as they did, that a central issue
was neither the "quality nor
independence" of the court.
Rather, it is about satisfying
"procedural requirements" of the
Jamaica constitution to provide
greater protection for the court's
In their judgement, the
British law lords noted that the
CCJ "represents a serious and
conscientious endeavour" to
create a regional court of high
quality and complete
With the exception of
Guyana, the Privy Council in
London is still the final appellate
court for all English-speaking
member countries of
It would require at least
three signatory CARICOM
countries to operationalise the
CCJ as a final appellate regional
court. But only Guyana and
Barbados are ready to do so.
Prime Minister Anthony
said it was his "hope" that a
third country would emerge,
this year if possible, to make
it possible for the CCJ to have
both an original and appellate
jurisdiction. He was prepared
to cooperate with others
towards such a desirable goal.

advocates of the CCJ who want Council who handed down their event be amended by agreement together, required that the city are convinced of the safe- court of original jurisdiction for
a Caribbean Court to replace the judgment on February 3 were of the parties to the Agreement procedure to amend an en- guards of the CCJ. disputes within the CSME.
British Privy Council as the ulti- keen to point out that what they (governments) followed by rati- trenched constitutional provi- Trinidad and Tobago reached The judgment should also
mate court of appeal from the considered was "whether the fiction, both of them executive sion should have been fol- that conclusion in its own Parlia- not stop Jamaica from joining
courts of Jamaica and other coun- procedure adopted in enacting the acts taking effect in Jamaican law lowed. In other words, the re- ment in the first week of Febru- Barbados and Trinidad and To-
tries in the Caribbean. legislation complied with the re- on no more than an affirmative placement of the Privy Court- ary. The government understood bago from starting off the
These advocates regard ap- quirements laid down in the (Ja- resolution". cil by the CCJ requires a two- well that the opposition would CSME as planned in mid-Feb-
peals to the Privy Council as maica) constitution". The law lords were careful thirds majority of parliament not support the replacement of ruary.
anachronistic; they see the re- On that matter, and that mat- to point out that they have "no in Jamaica. the Privy Council with the CCJ. Jamaica can still enact the law
quirement for such appeals as a Thus, the establishment of Therefore, it introduced an restricting the CCJ as the court
lingering left-over from colonial- the CCJ as a court of original ju- Act restricting the jurisdiction of of original jurisdiction over
ism and a mark against the true Getting CSME started and getting the CCJ risdiction for disputes within the CCJ to interpretation of rules CSME matters. In doing so, it
independence of sovereign Car- operational are important steps in CARICOM died on the vine in and regulations of the CSME. will be in the same position as all
ibbean states. Jamaica because it was bound up The Act was passed unanimously other members of CARICOM
By the same token, the Privy demonstrating the independence of the CCJ, with the CCJ replacing the Privy but only after a rancorous debate except Barbados. Jamaica should
Council decision is being claimed and in building up confidence in the court Council as the court of final ap- which included one member de- not hesitate to do so or it will
as a. victory for those who hold peal. crying the absence of anyone of play into the hands of those ele-
to the view that the Caribbean amongst all sections of our CARICOM The Jamaican government East Indian origin from the panel ments in Jamaica that would stop
legal and judicial system is not SOCiety of judges of the court. deeper regional integration at all
yet mature enough to allow for a -, ,- In time, I am sure there costs.
truly independent court of final ter alone, they found that the Acts interest of (their) own in the out- 'i,. will also be calls for national Getting CSME sta: ed and
appeal that could withstand lo- "were not passed in accordance come" of the case. They declared L representation on the court getting the CCJ operati...rial are
cal pressure and interference with the procedure required by that they exist as a Board "to from those who place ethnic important steps in den: -istrat-
from whatever source, particu- the Constitution". serve the interests of the people and national considerations ing the independence of the CCJ,
larly governments. Essentially, the five law lords of Jamaica" and "if and when the over competence and knowl-' and in building up confidence in
It is important to understand, (actually four men and a woman) people of Jamaica. judge that it edge. For this reason, even the court amongst all sections of
however, that these were not the found that the three Acts were no longer does so, they are fully now, it might be wise to estab- our CARICOM society.
arguments that the Privy Coun- presented to Parliament collec- entitled to take appropriate steps lish firmly in the rules govern- The problem for the- CCJ is
cil considered. It is equally im- tively and were so inextricably to bring its role to an end". ing the CCJ that judges that it is now a big court with
portant to appreciate that the bound up that none could be sepa- Their only concern in the case should not be selected on any several judges and there will not
ruling of the Privy Council ap- rated from bthe-other. before them, they said, "is criteria other than sound char- be enough work to ke-p them
plies to Jamaica only. They accepted the argu- whether the steps taken were acter, proven competence and fully occupied even if tl' Se were
In the case of Barbados, that ment of Dr. Lloyd Barnett that constitutionally appropriate". established knowledge. a dispute a month L aongst
country's constitution allowed it it is "constitutionally objec- In any event, the Privy Coun- CARICOM states.
to change laws related to the tionable to establish a new .ONALDSANDERS cil remains the final court of ap- Nonetheless, the CC; should
Privy Council on a majority vote court to which appeals from the DIED ON THE VINE peal for Trinidad and Tobago as proceed as the court of original
of Parliament. Having done so, Court of Appeal would lie when They also had no quarrel will mdoubtedly, now have to it does for the countries of the jurisdiction; its role as the ulti-
Barbados has established the CCJ the new court would enjoy with the establishment of the go :k to Parliament to pass a Organisation of Eastern Carib- mate court of appeal i come
both as the court of original juris- none of the entrenched protec- CCJ. They said: "The Board has law itablishing the CCJ as a bean States (OECS) and Belize- as respect for its work and its
diction for trade disputes within tion afforded by the Constitu- no difficulty in accepting, and cot f original jurisdiction for all of which would require two- independence from int. ference
CARICOM and as the final court tion to the Supreme Court and does not doubt, that the CCJ dit tes within CARICOM. thirds majorities in Parliament and are firmly established.
of appeal from the courts of Bar- the Court of Appeal". Agreement represents a serious Th vill be very necessary for a referendum to replace the Privy It should be reca 'd that
bados. Guyana has done the They also accepted the argu- and conscientious endeavour to tht eration of the CSME. Council with the CCJ. the Federal Supreme Court
same. ment that "it was no answer to create a new regional court of high it the matter of replacing Despite noise to the con- during the West Indies Federa-
Jamaica was a different situ- point to the safeguards contained quality and complete indepen- th, ivy Council with the CCJ trary, the Privy Council decision tion was a highly respected
action. . ... i theCCJ.agrecmevuct.sjace.t dece, --------------....................... le.tp.e.postp. .inJ- ..... n. Jamaia.does .nt,affei.c.q ( ...... y..' ,, < ,
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dicial Committee of the Privy tion in Jardiaic,4and could in any three Acts in Jamaica, taken a ber stakeholders in the so- other CARICOM countries as a ronaldsanders29@bowtbil.com)



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18 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 6, 2005

THE Government distributed
more than 5,000 food ham-
pers yesterday to residents on
the East Coast Demerara
who are still surrounded by
high levels of flood waters.
Prime Minister Sam
Hinds, Head of the Presidential
Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon
and Ministers of Finance, Edu-
cation and Local Government,
Saisnarine Kowlessar, Henry
Jeffrey and Harripersaud Nokta.
respectively, made house-to-
house distributions in various
Residents who re-
ceived the hampers were from
Haslington, Enmore. Hope,
Foulis, Paradise, Bachelors Ad-
venture, Enterprise, Non Pariel,
Coldingen and Strathspey.
Dr. Luncheon speak-
ing to the Sunday Chronicle
from Non Pariel, where he made

341 deliveries in Block 12, said
residents there, along with
those from the above villages,
were receiving second hampers

because their communities
were still under water.
He said that the im-
pact of the flood is still sig-
nificant in the vicinity of

Haslington to Ogle, and added
that the distribution process has
become hassle free since there is
now a more integrated effort in-

Government distributes more

hampers on East Coast

volving everyone.
Dr. Luncheon pointed
out that there was an urgent
need for relief when the flood
started 22 days ago, but now, he
noted, the administration is
mobilising assistance from Non
Governmental Organisations
(NGOs), volunteers and resi-
dents in the distribution process
to ensure that no one is left out:
According to him, the
government now has relevant


MS. JOAN Codrington
was judged the final winner
in the Western Union Rein-
deer Hunt promotion. Ms
Codrington, of Hadfield
Street, Georgetown, won a
one-minute shopping spree at
C&F Supermarket and net-
ted goods to the valued of

$51,487, a release from West-
ern Union said.
It added that this lat-
est shopping spree brought to
an end their Christmas promo-
tion, which started on Novem-
ber 25, 2004.
The concept for the
promotion was for customers
to help Santa find his nine
reindeers, who had gone
missing in Demerara.
Essequibo and Berbice. The
prizes included eight shop-
ping sprees worth $50,000
each, a grand prize of
$500,000 worth in shopping
and several complimentary
prizes every week, the re-
lease said.

7 V .

SHOPPING SPREE: Western Union Money Transfer, Communications Specialist/PRO Ms.
Alexis Stephens (left), final winner, Ms. Joan Codrington (centre), and Marketing Officer, Mr.
Marion Williams, display the items at C&F Supermarket.


Please note that bills can be paid until 6:00 pm (1800 hrs)
Monday to Friday and until 2:00 pm (1400 hrs) on Saturday
at GT&T's Business Office, 78 Church Street, Georgetown,
Guyana Lottery Company, Regional Office, Robb Street,
Georgetown, any Post Office and at these following Bill
Express Locations:

R & S Shopping Centre, Belvedere Public Road, Corentyne

J's Supermarket, 131 Essex St. & Republic Road,
New Amsterdam, Berbice

Neinhbourhood Pharmacy, 54 Second Avenue. Bartica

Nigi's Supermarket 44.45 Robb & Light Si Bourda

Joh -ny P Supermarket, 1571 Aubre Barker Road,
S/R-Vdt Park .

Guyana receives

flood relief supplies-

from Venezuela

plane with supplies sent by
the Government and people
of neighboring Venezuela

arrived in Guyana early last
evening. The supplies in-
clude four out-board engines
and a ton of mineral water,

For Experienced
Sewing Machine Operators

Apply at: Kent Garment Factory Ltd.
12 Plaisance Public Road, ECD
or Phone 222-2541

for Coaster bus

President's College
Attractive salary
Phone 229-2328 for more details
Application to be sent to:
President's College
Golden Grove, ECD
, 1, , .by, 1-1"1February 2005

the Government Information
Agency (GINA) said yester-
Medical aid that ar-
rived include vitamins, antibiot-
ics, asthma treatment, flu tab-
lets, alcohol, skin solution, soap
and disinfectant. Baby food,
first aid supplies, long boots and
lanterns were alsc among the
items the Venezuelans flew in.
Meanwhile, the techni-
cal mission to assess the flood
situation and evaluate the most
urgent relief supply Venezuela
can send is departing Guyana

today. The team including two
doctors, one an epidemiologist,
spent the past 10 days work-
ing with their Guyanese coun-
terparts and the Ministry of
According to Counsel-
lor Mercedes Muzzei. Charge
d'Affaires of the Venezuelan
Embassy of Guyana, the doc-
tors were very impressed with
the level of coordination and
hygienic standard at the Civil
Defence Commission (CDC),
the Georgetown Public Hospi-
tal and the West Demerara
Hospital which they visited.
She said the team also
visited a school in West
Demerara and was impressed
with the medical advisories and
health advice being shared by
health officials on the ground,
GINA said. -
According to counsel-
lor Muzzei, the team is will-
ing to return at the request
of the Government of

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information and statistics con-'
ceming houses and residents in
the affected areas thus, there
will be less gaps and complains
from resident about not receiv-
ing hampers.
Many residents of
the variouss communities, af-
ter receiving the hampers,
expressed appreciation" while
others said they needed more
government assistance. (Renu

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shopping spree'

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Office of the President
Prequalification of Contractors (2005)
, Administration of the Office of the President hereby invites suitably qualified contracting
s/contractors/individuals to submit expressions of interest for prequalification to supply/provide
below mentioned Services to the Presidential Office Complex New Garden Street and other
tions under the control of the Office of the President for the year 2005 namely:

Plumbing Works
Civil/Building Works
Electrical Works
Supply and Installation of Carpet
Maintenance of Air Condition Units

derers/Contractors are reminded that all 'Expressions of Interest' must be accompanied by:
1. Valid certificates of compliance from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Guyana
Revenue Authority and the National Insurance Scheme. It should be noted that where
a Tender is submitted in the name of a Company/Firm the Certificate must reflect the
name of the Company/Firm and not the owners.
2. Evidence of financial resources from banking Institutions available to undertake works.
3. List of manpower/resources.
4. Record of past performance of works completed. -
5. List of machinery/equipment.
expressions of interest should be clearly marked 'Expressions of Interest' for the provision of
ices .(Office of the President) on the top left-hand corner of the envelope and be, addressed to:
Ministerial Tender Board
Office of the President
New Garden Street
bids should be deposited in the Tender Box, located on the Ground Floor Building 'C'
sidential Office Complex on or before 15:00 hrs on February 22nd 2005.
nifer W ebster %,- ., ,: , *,/ ,,.. ,
manent Secretary ------Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina--govgy
Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina.gov.gy

Invitation for Bids:

24th January 2005

1. Invitation for Prequalification of Contractors for the Rehabilitation of the New Amsterdam -
Moleson Creek Road appeared in the Development Business of the Inter-American
Development Bank and also in the local press on 08th December 2004.
2. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank towards the cost of the New Amsterdam Moleson Creek Road. It is intended that part
of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the
Construction of the New Amsterdam Moleson Creek Road
3. The Government of Guyana, acting by and through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Public Works and Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston, invites sealed Bids from
interested parties, with proof of their legal, technical and financial capacity for the provision of
Contracting Services for the rehabilitation of 87 km of road works.
4. Interested Bidders may obtain further information including eligibility to participate and may
purchase a set of bidding documents by written communication or by applying in person to the
office of the Works Services group, Ministry of Public Works and Communications, Kingston,
Georgetown, Guyana, email wsg@inetguyana.net Tel 592-226-0650 Ext 108 / Fax
592-225-2689 between 8:00 and 16:00 hours except on Public Holidays and on payment of a
non-fundable sum of US$ 40 or eight thousand Guyana dollars. Parties who request that the
pre-qualification documents be sent to them will be required to pay.in advance for this
5. Bids must be placed in an envelope, and marked on the outside at the top right hand corner
"Pre-Qualification for Contractors New Amsterdam Moleson Creek Road" and on the
left-hand comer the name and address of the bidder.
The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance ...
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration at the address mentioned above at or before 09:00 hours, Tuesday 15th February
2005. It will not be necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent by mail. However
the Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time and date
specified for reception of Bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened.
6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those Bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 hours, Tuesday 15th February 2005 in the
Conference Room of the National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry
v of Finance, Main and Urquhart streets Georgetown, Guyana., *,
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Public Information. Education and Communication Campaign
Loan No. 1120/SF-GY
Project ID No. GY-0068
ICB No.: GY-0068:003
Invitation for prequalification
The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank
toward part of the cost of the Basic Nutrition Program, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds
toward payments under the contract for the Information, Education and Communication (IEC)
consultancy. The Ministry of Health, through its executing agency, the Health Sector Development Unit
(HSDU) intends to prequalify contractors and/or firms for design of public information, education
and communications campaign component of the Basic Nutrition Program. It is expected that
invitations to bid will be made in March, 2005.
Prequalification will be conducted through the procedures as specified in the Inter-American
'Development Bank guidelines (current edition), and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information, and inspect the prequalification documents
The Health Sector Development Unit
Attn: Project Manager
GPHC Compound
East Street.
Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-6222
Fax: (592) 225-6559
E-mail: mohgog@networksgy.com
From 0900 to 1700 hours.
Complete set of prequalification documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the
submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of
US$75. The method of payment will be by a cashier's cheque. The document will be sent by courier. Or,
it can be obtained in an electronic format by e-mail, free of cost.
Applications for prequalification should be submitted in envelopes, one (1) original and two (2) copies,
clearly marked with the following:
Application for Prequalification
Public Information, Education and Communication Campaign :GY-BNP-PQC003
Basic Nutrition Program
Attn: The Chairperson
Central Tender Board
M, ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown, Guyana
and placed in the Tender Box in the
Ministry of Finance Building
Main and Urquhart Streets
by 0900 hrs on March 08, 2005. Late applications Will be rejected.


A growing company is seeking a highly moti
individual to fill the following position immediate

Applicants must be at least 28 years of age, h
sound second iry education, three (3)
experience in a similar capacity, is the holde
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position
of Internal Auditor.
ACCA Level 11, or equivalent. Prior auditing and accounting experience
Duties will include: Examination and critical review of accounting and
internal controls of the Board, regular out of town
travelling,investigations, preparation and presentation of audit reports,
providing suitable recommendations to management, knowledge of the
Gold Board Act. *-
Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2005 and
addressed to.
General Manager
Guyana Gold Board
68 Upper Brickdam
For further information call 225-3173 or 225-3148 I



Reduction and Prevention (GHARP) Project
A Joint Government of Guyana-U.S. Government Project


The USAID Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention (GHARP)
Project, a Joint Government of Guyana-US Government Project, is
inviting Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including registered
Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Religious and Faith
Based Organizations (FBOs) working across Guyana to submit
applications for grant funding for projects to provide HIV/AIDS
prevention, care and support services.
The objective of this undertaking is to support the expanded and
comprehensive response to the HIV epidemic in Guyana through the
delivery of HIV prevention, care and support services e.g. Prevention of
Mother To Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, Voluntary Counseling and
Testing, Home Based Care, Orphans and Vulnerable Children,
Behaviour Change Communication Workplace Programs, at the
community level.
Details of proposal submission guidelines and application criteria will be
included in the Request for Application guidance document.
Applications are due on or before 1600 hrs 28 February, 2005.
Interested NGOs can uplift this document at the USAID/GHARP Office
at 44 High Street (DDL Building), 3rd Floor, Kingston, Georgetown.
To apply or receive additional information by email or telephone please
Dawn Moore
Tel: 231-6317 Ext. 221

ti '. SAID

Democratic Consolidation & Conflict Resolution.
Project Civil Society Organization Strengthening Initiative
The Guyana Democratic Consolidation and Conflict Resolution (GDCCR) Project, a Joint
Government of Guyana U.S. Government Project is inviting Civil Society and Non-Governmental
Organizations (CSO's/NGO's) to submit applications for the Civil Society Organization
Strengthening Initiative.
The GDCCR project is comprised of three broad components. which, when taken together are
essential for the consolidation of democracy in Guyana. These are:
Increasing citizen participation in policy making:
Improving transparency and accountability in governance;
Reducing the vulnerability to ethno-political conflict.
The objective of this Initiative is to build the capacity and credibility of national and sub-national
CSO's/NGO's that are already working with different communities throughout Guyana. The
CSO/NGO's must operate in an informed, impartial, transparent and accountable manner.
A set of criteria have been established for CSO's/NGO's as a standard for consideration. These
include a wide geographic scope of activities, focus on governance, advocacy and increasing self-
reliance and sustainability after project funding has ended.

Deadline for the receipt of applications is the 21 February, 2005.
To apply or to receive additional information, please contact:
Civil Society Specialist
GDCCR Project
RTI International
87 Carmichael Street
P.O.Box 101513
Ore-mail csimmons@rti.org
Tel: (592) 227-8402 Fax: (592) 227-7136

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5. Television Channel.
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9. This was the state of a
young sportsman who
neglected the advice of
his coach.
10. Determined by or
resembling the moon.
12. Synonym for the word,
14. Animals are found:
17. Parent.
19. 'So shall they fear the
name of the Lord,
from the west and his
glory from the rising
of the sun. When the
***** come in like a:

flood the Spirit of the
Lord shall lift up a
standard against him."
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word, swear.
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4. A snake-like fish with
a slender elongated
body and poorly
developed fins.
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respectively capturing the.80+ and 40- entries incentive
prizes. :

Could Mr. C. E. Bracelly collect his payment from e
ii u .

8. Waterfall on the Left
Bank of the Essequibo
11. Month of the Gregorian
13. A yellow light used as a
cautionary signal
between green for 'go'
and red for 'stop'.
15. Prefix within, inside.

16. Word used as a
18. Assembly.
20. A fruit used medicinally
to stimulate the
immune system and as
a detoxifying agent.
21. Medium Frequency

New Amsterdam Office and Mr.
J. R. Lord collect his payment
from the Georgetown Head-
Office on Thursday, February 10,
2005. Proper identification, is as
usual, necessary.

We are truly happy when our
puzzles are won, when hard work
is truly rewarded hard work to
examine our given words, harder
work to check their meanings and
make a choice and harder still to
transcribe them into their
respective position.

It is for this reason we have
presented you with a new 'Must-
Be-Won' Crossword puzzle for
$40,000,00. Please note, as a
result of the effects of the flood
situation here in Regions.# 3, 4
and 5, our new 'Republic Day
Celebration' competition will hbe
drawn on Friday, February 25,
2005. The rule' for this
competition is that the best entry
wins the .prize money of
$40,000.00. If there is more than
one winner the prize money will
be shared among the winners.

still in effect.
If you play smart you can win this
offer of S40,000.00. The more you
play the greater is the possibility of
winning. The amount of entries
submitted must be covered by the
relevant sums of money or they
will NOT be judged. Then place
those entries in a Chronicle
Crossword box at a location near to

If you need coupons just purchase
a copy of the Sunday or
Wednesday Chronicle. For extra
coupons purchases can be made'
at our offices in Linden, New
Amsterdam and Georgetown.
You can also purchase extra
coupons from Mr. Vincent
Mercurius of. 11 Section 'E'
D'Edwards, Rosignol,' Berbice.
They cost $40.00 per pair as they
appear in the Chronicle or $20.00
Th is apart .our general rules apply.

We do hope and pray that our
many fans and residents- affected
by the flood would experience.
quick relief and .resolution to this,

The ,additional incentives of ongoingcrisis.
$1,000.00 and $2,000.00 for the
40+,apd. 80+ entries; groupings are Thanks,
Crossword Coummittee .


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06:45 h Sign On With
Bhajan Melodies
07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h Bhakti Bhajans
08:00 h Christ For The
Nation (Live)
08:30 h IQ (Islamic
09:00 h Sunday Morning At
MTV With Renu (Live)
10:00 h Death
Announcements/ In
10:05 h Indian Movie
13:00 h The Diary
13:30 h Interfaith Service
15:00 h Movie
17:00 h Travelers Extreme
Live With Brian
18:00 h Birthdays & Other
18:15 h Death
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18:30 h Asian Variety Show
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07:30 h Cricket ODI: South
Africa vs. England
11:30 h Meet The Press
12:30 h The Land Before
14:00 h Headline News
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16:35 h 13 Going On 30
18:00 h Eyes On The Issues
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23:00 h Desperate
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19:00 h World News
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08:00 h Lifting Guyana To
08:30 h ODI Cricket:
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12:00 h Cabinet Secretary
Press Conference
13:00 h Info. For Nation
13:30 h Anmol Geet
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
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16:30 h Homestretch
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18:00 h Vedic Program
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20:00 h Close Up
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~2'i00 h Movie


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Cricket: South Africa vs.
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Presents Shiva Bhajans
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11:45 h Ramroop's
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12:15 h Timehri Maha Kali
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12:30 h Death
Announcement & In
13:00 h DVD Movie: INSAF
16:30 h Teaching Of Islam
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Episode 13
17:30 h Birthday
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Announcement & In
18:00 h Mere Awaaz Suno...
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20:05 h Shri
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22:30 h DVD Movie: To Be
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09:00 h Hope For Today
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07:00 h Full House
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09:00 h Sunday Mass: Our
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10:30 h Sabrina Animated '
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15:00 h Charmed Marathon
19:00 h Greetings &
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TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with
light to moderate showers are expected to prevail. Southern
Guyana can expect partly cloudy to cloudy conditions, becoming .
overcast at times with moderate showers and intermittent rain..
Chances of isolated thunder may also occur.
WINDS: Are expected to vary between the North Northeast
and South.at 1 to 7m.p.s.
WAVES: Moderately hiah rea~hinn ahni at 9 m in rr-=n ',,aS*-'-
HIGH TIDE: 01:58h at 2.52m and 14:07h at 2.90m
LOW TIDE: 07:50h at (1.02m) and 20:26h at (0:46m)
SUNRISE: 06:11h N/A N/A
SUNSET: 18:03h N/A N/A
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 28.0 30.0C over near inland and
interior locations and 26.5 30.5C along the coast.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21.0 23.5C over near inlan, and
interior locations and 22.0 24.5C aln, coast.
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users
are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
weather information and warnings for the safety -"-
marine community.
HIGH T!DE AbVISORY: All residents of coastal,riverine
and low-lying areas are advised to guard against
possible flooding due to above normal high tides.
261-2216, FAX 261-2284

20:00 h Musical Interlude
20:30 h A Return To God's
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06:30 h Voice Of Deliverance
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15:00 h Light From The Word
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19:30 h In Memory &
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MUSIC system, wax ma-
chine. Contact Freddy, 43
Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Tel. 231-7789/621-5984. Rea-
sonable rates.

ESCAPE Bodybliss
massages. Alleviate headaches,
insomnia,. muscular pains,
tension and stress. Certified
Massage Therapist Ulelli Verbeke
# 226-2669/615-8747.

your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed
envelope to: Randolph
Williams, PO Box: 12154,

STOP hurting yourself.
Observation is the key which
opens the gate of health, peace
and happiness. For more
information, Call: Leonard -Tel:
HOW to check your battery,
overcome obstacles, win in
emergencies, stop being a
victim, avoid mental tension
and old age? Call: Leonard
on Tel. # 225-0691/624-

ARE you cursed,
depressed, demon possessed
OR need finance? Call Apostle
Randolph Williams #261-
6050 (20:00 h 23:00 h).
ARE you hurt, depressed,
lonely, financially unstable,
demonically possessed,
emotionally stressed and
angry? Kingdom Ministries -
BELIEVE in yourself and
all things are possible. Get
connected with your Creator
and your real self in order to
enjoy and experience the
wonderful things and richest
blessings that life has to offer
to you. Call now! Tel. Number:
233-2934, Cell Number: 625-
1252 or Contact: Mrs Bennett
at 164 'C' Hassan Street, Eccles,
East Bank Demerara.

MAGAZINE Worldwide
Pen Friends. Inform.ation-?
Send stamped envelope CFI',
PGC Box 12154 Georgetown,
LiNK up for Valentine call
the Junior/Senior/Singles/
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Immediate link. Tel. 223-
9237, Mon. Fri. 8:30 am -
Sp,, StS,".n -1 am 2
interestC' oersons by telephone
for friendship or 92'rous relations.
CallI CFI Telephone hr'lndship
Link: 261-5079, Sunday tO
Saiurda', 07:00 to 21:00 h.

Compui. r repairs :-aies and
Networking Redu.: 'J, i:rr,.ez
on brad new s',.el,- T il
624-5659 220-6262
COMPUTER Repar.s. Sales 1
Services Cpali Kersting's
..,-r i'Kepairs & Sales
Centre .3. 227-8361/618-8283.
Home & Office services
'available. 24 hrs.
SERVICES. Think U lost Data,
,Hard, Drive crash, CD/floppy
damaged? Also repairs/
-upgrade, provide Software
.and we handle Network
*pr blems. Please Contact
"Ri4key Tel. # 226-8234/611-

NOVELS, story books, text
and informative books. Juliette's
Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

BUILDING, renovating or
doing any kind of construction
work. We give free estimates.
Prompt, reasonable and reliable
service. Call 622-0267/629-

EXPANDING Hardware and
General Store has career
opportunities for experienced,
hard-working and pleasant
individuals Counter/Billing
Clerk, (male/female), Senior
Confidential Clerk, Porters (able-
bodied). Step up to the
challenge. Apply in person with
written Applications, References
and copies of certificates, etc. to:
The Manager, Hamson's General
Store, 116 Regent Road. Bourda,

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure,
scalp treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601.
DOLLY'S Hairdressing
Salon, 175 Middle Street,
C'burg., Georgetown for cold-
waiving, straightening, styling,
colour streak, cut-blow dry,
manicure, pedicure, facial, etc.
Phone: 227-2428.

LEOTARDS, tights and
other sewing done in 24 hours -
122 Merriman's Mall, Bourda. #
JEAN offers courses in El-
ementary, Intermediate & Ad-
vanced Dressmaking, also De-
signing. 153 Barr St., Kitty. Tel.
# 226-9548

TECHNICIANS available for
appliances repairs -washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fr ers, etc. Call: 622-4521/263-
TECHNICIAN on call for all
your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We provide
home service. Call: Ryan # 265-
-,5 Stio -361.

Papers for National Visa
Processing, Petitions,
Adjustment of taius,
Case Follow-ups,
Enquiries, Consular
Appointments etc.

105 Regent Rd., BourUi2;
[Between Cummings &
Light Sts.,

EXOTIC Rental Guyana's
only Stretch Limousine service,
seats 12 persons comfortably in
air conditioned atmosphere,
equipped with TV screens, DVD
sound system, full lighting effects
and lot more, perfect for
wedding, proms, leisure rides,
funeral and more. Check out
Guyana Variety Store (Nut
Centre) 68 Robb St. Lacytown
Georgetown. Tel. 227-7677,

* Migrate to

l Canada
Your Opportunity to Live or Study
in Canada
We can assist you to Live and Study
in Canada.Skilled Workers,
Businessmen, Farmers, -.i.. --
Students etc.
Let Registered. Toronto based
Lawyers/Consultants handle all of
your Immigration maters
Take advantage of current
immigration laws before it gets
harder. Do not delay. act now
Balwant Persaud & Associates
Licensed Immigration Consultants
Canadian Head Office:
43 Farmbrook Rd. Scarborough,
ON M1J 2S3 Tel: 416-431-8845.
Email: ba',!intgo', lyahoi
Guyana 58 Upper Robb and
Oronoque Sts.Bourda

Call 225-1540 foran appointment
We are approved by the Canadian
Govt. to represent clients at
Embassies. CIC offices, Refugee
Board etc.

WORK from home.
Information? Send stamped
envelope Bibi Farid, 65 Public
Road, Eccles, East Bank
Demerara, Guyana.
MAIL Business Home Earner
Programme available. Send
stamped envelope Jennifer
Thorne, 471 North/East La
Penitence, Georgetown,

LEARN to drive free pick
up and drop off. Tel: 616-4567.
ENROL now at Shalom
Ent., Lot 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek, Georgetown. You
could also obtain an
International Driver's Permit. For
information, Call: 227-3869/

TER. We teach your child/chil-
dren the art of reading. See
them develop into good read-
ers. Call 618-2068.
DRESSMAKING classes free
of cost. Committed persons only.
Apply: Roxie's Fashion,
Merriman's Mall, between Friday
4th and Monday 7th No later.
ENROL at Samaroo's
Institute. Get an opportunity
to further your study i7
American universities. Enrol
for Maths and English in SAT,
GRE and GMAT courses. Call:
223-1971 or 615-7130.
EARN a Certificate, Diploma
or Degree in any part of the
world in the field of your choice
studying from home THOURGH
inforT-,-tion, call CFI Global
Education LinK -t1-5079.
JEAN offers courses in:
dressmaking, tie dye fabric
designing, bedroom elegance,
soft furnishing, soft toys, curtains,
cushions, crochet, ribbon
embroidery, hand embroidery,
plastic canvas, smocking, floral,
crati,, e coration, 159 Barr
St., Kitty. # 226-9548.

ONE truck driver. Tel.
ARE you a good looking
hard working female and
like to wash cars? Then Call

ONE Cleaner. Apply in
person to Len's, Sheriff &
fourth Sts., C/ville.
1 Security Guard. Call: 227-
4263 R. Lambert.
1 TRUCK/VAN Driver with 2
Crs experience, preferably fromrn
ast Coast. Apply in person to
Len's -136 Sheriff & Fourth Sts.,
supervisor ages 30 to 40. Must
be computer literate. Must have
subjects. Murray Temp Agency.
Call 231-3302.
PORTERS from East Coast
Demerara. Contact P. Ramroop
& Sons, Lot 1 C Orange Walk
Bourda, G/town. Tel. 227-1451/
ONE Security (able-
bodied), one Barman, one
Snackette Attendant. Tel: 226-
6527/623-7242. Apply within at
the Tennessee Night Club,
08:00 to 17:00 h.
years, (2) years experience and
must be good at Maths &
English. Apply to Lens, Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel. 227-
IMMEDIATE vacancies
exist for Cell Phone Technician,
Car Salesman, Bar Attendant,
Carpenters, Mason, Maid and
Labourers. MURRAY'S TEMP
AGENCY. Call: 231-3302.
DRIVER for canter truck,
female Counter Clerks,
Handyman. Apply in person with
written application to BISH &
Cummings Street, Alberttown.
MECHANICAL Serviceman,
preferably person living on EBD
- five (5) years experience, City
& Guilds, knowledge of welding
will be an asset. Apply:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, EBD, 13:00 16:00
Welding and Machine Estd., 12
Anna Catherina, West Coast
Demerara, Public Road. 7 -
Machinists, 5 Welders, 3 -
Apprentices. Contact N. Brijiall,
Managing Director. Tel. 276-
ONE Office Assistant. Must
have knowledge of Payroll, NIS,
Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the
ages of 20 and 30 years old.
must have knowledge of Maths
and English and at least two (2)
years working experience. Len's
- Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/
OXYGEN Plant Operators.
Age: 24 years and older.
Preferably persons livingon the
EBD. Qualifications: CXC Maths
& English or Trade Certificate.
Know edge of Workshop
Practice would be an
advantage. Apply Friendship
Oxygen Limited, 30 Friendship,
EBD, 13:00 16:00 h.
A growing company is
seeking a highly motivated
individual to fil the following
MCSotC immediately.
Salesman/driver applicants
must be at least 28 years of age,
have a sound secondary
education, three (3) years
experience in a similar capacity,
is the holder of a valid licence
and four (4) years driving
experience. Qualified
candidates can FAX their
resumes to: 227-2653 or email
them to:
contact # is 227-5779
A "'-iiations must be submitted
before February 14, 2005.

152 FT-. RiCE $25,v. CALL:
ROBB Street coier lot,
High St. land Queenstown -
land property. tEL: 226-8148/
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner .226-0683

LAND in Georgetown
from $8 million upwards.
Call 225-2626/231-2064 or
e m a i I
PEARL Public Road, EBD -
large double lot $2M (US$10
000). Ideal for residence or
business. Ederson's # 226-
HOUSE lot for sale Lot 53
Area "H" Earls Court, LBI, ECD -
reasonable offer accepted. Tel.
227-1711 between 17:00 and
20:00 hrs.
TWO transported adjacent
lots in Earl's Court, LBI 18 080
sq ft total. Please telephone
623-7438 between 6-8am and
8-10pm for details.
DUKE Street, Kingston (2)
large house lots $9.5M. Ideal
school, luxurious hotel,
apartments, storage bond.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
Gardens, Courida Park, Ogle,
Kitty, Guysuco Park, Lamaha
Gardens, Queenstown.
Diamond, Robb Street, High
Street. TEL: 226-81481625-
GATED community with (24)
hours security. Exclusively.
Residential lots at Pin. Versailles,
West Bank Demerara size: 6 000 -
12 000 sq. ft priced from $3.9M.
Immediately Transportable.
Contact: Seetaram # 264-2946/
LOT 56 Belladam,
Pouderoyen, WBD -
measurement: 50 rods x 38',
fence: 10" chain link. Close to
Demerara Harbour Bridge,
Vreed-en-Hoop Stelling, doctors
office, Best Hospital, Banks and
shopping areas. Willing to sell
half. Price neg. Contact
Telephone # 264-1442.
ONE square mile of
registered gold and diamond
land claim. Easy access to water
for all-year work. Ideal for land
dredging operation. Minimal
vegetation. Mining will not
affect environment or cause river
pollution. Location:
mbaimadai Area Upper
Mazaruni. Interested persons
please Phone: 614-9709.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
Malgre Tout $1.5M; Annandale
$2.8M; Imax Gardens,
Friendship, EBD $2M;
Lusignan/Non Pariel $2.0M;
D'Andrade St. $2.8M; Melanie
'Public Roac) $4miv; Republic
ark, Nandy Park, Duncan Street
$12M; Garnet Street $15M;
Ogle $4.5M; Lusignan/Atlantic
Gardens $5M; Chateau Margot
$3.5M and $11M;
Campbellville $10M; Happy
Acres (double), Earl's Court -
(double) $14M; D'Urban Street
and Mandela Ave., Charlotte St.
$15M; Courida Park $16M;
Queenstown $25M; Water &
New Market Streets $13M/
$10M; Sheriff Street $15M;
Versailles $3M; La Union -,
$10M; Diamond/Mahaica -
800 000; Oronoque St. $8M;
Lusianan $3M. 5.
SMahaicony -(agricultural/
industrial $60M; Brickdam -
$25M; UG/Guysuco $7M;
Queenstown $2.5M, $9.5M.
-Church Street $70M, neg. -
supermarket/auto sales, etc. Tel.
# 270-4470/623-6431. E-mail:
ewanalrealty@yahoo.com A
blessed New Year to all our
Customers & Friends.

RENT. CALL 225-t9 x2.
ROOM for single working
female. Telephone: 227-

FURNISHED rooms for
single working male or;
female. 218-3524.
young, single, working females.
Call: 226-7001,
Middle Road, La Penitencel-
$20 000. Tel. 225-9759.

LOT 3 'BB' Eccles -
furnished rooms to rent. Tel.
233-2249. Decent working
ONE bottom flat for
rental at 26 Hill Street,
Albouystown. Contact:
Zalina at same address.
nished executive house on
double lot US$1 500. # 223-
ONE complete cozy
furnished apartment to let -
TV, stove, fridge, etc. Call
anytime. Tel. 227-4422.
BUSINESS space in
Georgetown. Telephone 225-
7131 or 621-2601 between
9am and 4pm.
2-STOREYED front
property East Street- business/
residence. TEL: 226-8148/625-
ECCLES AA, fully
furnished, 2-bedroom, very
nice, US$550. 641-6765/233-
COLONIAL style building
upper and or lower flats parking
and telephone, Queenstown.
Call 624-4255.
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
WHAT a gift for (3) fully fur-
nished bedrooms only US$15,
per day prime location. Phone:
25-0230 or 223-6900.
BUSINESS places at Vreed-
en-Hoop for companies, school.
cafe, clinic, store, etc. Tel: 264-
EXECUTIVE furnished
and unfurnished house and
apartments, offices, bonds,
etc. TEL: 226-8148/625-
3-BEDROOM apartment
(upstairs) unfurnished -$35
00, monthly Tel: 218-2165/
ROOMS and apartments
to let on a short term basis.
Prices begin at $3 500
nightly. Call 227-3336 or
TOP flat $45 000; house
by itself $60 000. Phone 225-
2626/231-2064 or email
EXECUTIVE, furnished
and unfurnished houses and
apartments, offices, bonds, etc.
TEL: 226-8148/625-1624.
DO You need an honest,
reliable & efficient Real Estate
Agency? Call: UpToTheMinute
Realty. # 225-8097/226-5240.
3-BEDROOM apt. Best
Village, WCD. Fully grilled
inside, toilet and bath,
phone, parking. Call 254-
0360 .between 8am and 6pm.
ONE lower hiusineQ fait
situated at Lot 1 Non Parel,
Area A, East Coast Demerara.
Apply to Jerome Fredericks at
same location.
flat, located on 322 East and New
Market Streets, Georgetown. Call
OVERSEAS visitors two
bedrooms apt. US$50/60
daily with all modern
conveniences excellent
location. Call 227-0289/222-
1 3-BEDROOM bottom
flat to rent at 148 Sixth and
Albert Streets, Alberttown
."-..tnwn. Tel. 226-2287 or
styled apartment ideal for a
couple or a single person $3
000/$4 000 per day. Call 622-
REGENT Street, near
Cummings, St,,- vacant top flat
$70 000, monthly. Ideal
general store. If qualified,
.,Aivo.vp .,liorrow. Ederson's
..226-. p,6.-


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IN Queenstown fully
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartment to rent with parking
space. Suitable for overseas
visitors on short term basis.
1-DOWNSTAIRS apt. 2-
bedroom, toilet and bath, etc.
1-bedroom apt. with toilet and
bath, large parking space.
Gordon St., Kitty. Tel. 223-
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens US$650.; Lamaha
Gdns. US$1 200; Bel Air Park
US$1 700; Cummingsburg -
G$65 000. Contact: Sonja #
000; Duncan St. $25 000; Q/
town $50 000; room $10
000; apt. from US$700. Call
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas visi-
tors on short term basis. Tel.
# 226-5137/227-1843.
Bottom flat Duncan
Street, formerly Video World,
also top and middle flats and
part of bottom flat in Regent
Street. Tel. 226-2260, 225-
2873, 619-5901.
NEWLY and nicely
renovated 2-bedroom in
Nandy Park. Phone and
parking available. March first.
50 000. Reserve early before
it's too late. 233-2968/613-
St. $40 000; D'Urban St. -
$30 000; South $30 000;
Alberttown $30 000. G & I
Auto Sale. Tel. 218-1879/622-
5853 or 625-9947.
ONE upper flat fully
furnished for dwelling and
one middle flat fully
equipped ideal for offices,
situated at Lot 7-7 Cheddi
Jagan Street, New Amsterdam.
Call: 337-4666.
commercial properties -
furnished and unfurnished.
Prices ranging from $35 000
to US$3 000. Contact: Carmen
Greene's Realty. Tel: 226-
COMING from overseas?
Check out Sunflower Hotel
other apts. Furnished, long
term, short term 4 hrs 8
hrs., etc. We take bookings.
Call 225-3817 or 223-2173 or
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens (4) furnished one
bedrooms $15 000 each,
monthly, (2) self-contained -
$18 000, monthly. Ideal
students, teachers, nurses.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
EXECUTIVE rental -
Eccles AA, beautiful 4-
bedroom fully furnished, fully
air conditioned, hot and cold,
water 24/7, cable, phone. $
much more. US$1 200. 233-
bedroom $30 000; furnished
1-bedroom $40 000; 3-
bedroom top flat $60 000;
D'Urban Backlands furnished
3-bedroom US$800. N. P.
Financial-Services # 223-
HIGHLY residential
houses and flats furnished
and unfurnished bonds, store
fronts, office spaces and prime
areas. Also houses on the out
skirt of Georgetown.
AGENCY: 226-4362.
unfurnished house in
Queenstown $95 000; top flat
in Kitty $45 000; also
furnished and unfurnished
executive residences and
business places.to let. Future
Homes Realty # 227-4040 or
FOR immediate lease on
Northern Hogg Island 200
acres of cultivated rice land
along with rice mill com-
plete with drying floor and
dryer. Also tractor, combine,
bulldozer for sale. Contact:
626-1506/225-2903. Seri-
ous enquiries only.

FIGURES, $30 000, $35 000,
$'40 000, $50 000, $60 000.
US$700 TO US$3 500.
TELEPHONE: 226-8937.
EXECUTIVE residence/
business furnished 3-storeyed
property Kingston, executive
residence Bel Air Gardens -
furnished, executive residence -
Guysuco Gardens furnished,
executive residence -
Subryanville furnished. TEL:
ECCLES $25 000 & $35
000 (garage & phone), Kitty -
$30 000, Camp St. $30 000,
Alberttown $35 000, Bourda -
$40 000, 1-bedroom apt. $15
000, $20 000 & (semi furnished)
$25 000, rooms (furnished and
unfurnished) $10 000, $12
000, $15 000, apartment (for
8irls to share) $12 000 & $15
000. Call 231-6236.

ACCEPTED. $35 000.
BEL AIR PARK Very nice
3-bedroom with well-kept Iawns

Executive 3-bedroom US$1-
200. KITTY large 5- bedroom
bedroom apartment $60 000,
etc. OFFICE Main, Middle,
Water, and Hadfield Streets.
KINGSTON Ground floor for
office, etc. CALL 226-7128/615-


NELSON'S 226-8937.
KITTY $35 000;b
Campbellville $40 000;

backlands furnished $95 000
Bel Air Park, Bel Air Gardens,
Lamaha Gardens, Happy Acres,
BUILDINGS MaKingston, Main
Street, Middle Street, Camp
Street; BUSI- GroNESS PLACoor forES:
Sheriff Street, Regent Street,c CALL 226-7128/615-


1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-

uiNOW Ein, Iocated at0E Sher-
ONiff Street. Tel. 223-1529.OF CHILDREN

DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroomS
property for sale in Amelia's
SEWard, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.N'S 226-8937.

business property at Uitvlugt,
WCD. Price $6.5M negotiable.
ONE ranch-type concrete
property in West Ruimveldt, new,
no Flooding. $5 999 999. 99
neg. Phone 2626/231-2064PLACES -
neg. Phone 52626/231-2064.

(2) TWO-STOREYED busi-
ness/residential properties in
Robb St., Bourda. Tel: 225-
9816, Monday Saturday
(08:00 17:30 hrs).
ported front building, vacant
possession. Price negotiable.
fice 225-0545.
40% REDUCTION on all
properties from $8 million
upwards. Tel. 225-2626/231-
2064 or e-mail
tonyreidsrealty@hotnmail.coiii _
ONE large lot, two
buildings, between Hardina St.
and Louisa Row. Can be sold
separately. Vacant possession.
Call 622-6000.
LOT 8 Princes St., Werk-en-
Rust, 2nd building North of
Camp Street suitable for any
business your dream home go-
ing cheap. Call 226-6017.
ALBERTTOWN 2 storey 55ft
x 289ft 10Oft driveway paved,
grilled, telephone, strictly no
flooding rain or storm. Contact
223-7908. $9 500 000.
ONE new (2) two-storey
concrete bldg. Corner spot
Kiskadee Drive, South R/veldt
Gdns. With Telephone and
ar5age $14.9M neg. Call 611-

2-STOREYED wooden
building, 2-bedroom top flat, 1-
bedroom bottom flat with back
lands at Ithaca, W.C.B. Price -
$3M negotiable. 624-5397.
OGLE $25M; Bel Air Park -
$18M: C'ville. $32M; Oleander
Gardens $28M; Newtown -
$7M. Contact: Sonja # 225-
vacant, 2-storeyed, (2) 5-
bedroom complete apartments
driveway -$6.5M, (US$30 000),
neg. Ederson's # 226-5496.
2-STOREYED property -
Kingston $19.5M; 5-bedroom
property on double lot -
ubryanville; beautiful 2-
storeyed property Atlantic
Gardens $26M. TEL: 226-8148/
AAND D Funeral Parlour, Lot
95 Costello Housing Scheme,
North East La Penitence. Contact
Ashton King. Telephone 225-
4443/225-4534. Cell 622-7628.
FOR immediate sale: One
two-storeyed house and land,
perfect for business or private
school. Roadside location,
Pouderoyen. West Bank
Demerara. Owner migrating.
Call 628-1960.
LARGE, wooden, unpainted
house & land for sale. Price $3.2M
and one large house lot for $1.8M
at De Kinderen Old Road, WCD.
Contact: M. S. Khan # 263-5129/
concrete 80'ft x 40ft for school,
offices, retail outlet any type of
operation strictly no flooding
rain or storm Contact 223-7906-
08 must be sold $52 00 000.
vacant, 2-storeyed, 6-bedroom,
2-apartmen, complete concrete
building fully grilled, phone,
garage $6.8M (US$35 000),
neg. Ederson's # 226-5496.
2-storeyed, concrete 4-bedroom
mansion (3) toilets & baths,
large sitting, library, 4-car
parking $16M. Inspection
anytime. Ederson's # 226-
ROBB Street, near Bourda
Market vacant possession, 2-
storeyed concrete property, note:
road to alley $34.5M (US$170
000). Ideal 24-mini malls, liquor,
wholesale grocery. Ederson's -
# *226-5496.
ONE (1) newly renovated
3-bedroom house telephone
facility, overhead tank, car
park for (2) vehicles -
rysdale Street, Charlestown.
Tel: 225-9816, Monday Sat-
urday, (08:00 17:30 hrs)
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house,
South Ruimveldt Gardens .
Contact Ronald on 662-5033 or
Samantha on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused.
Vacant possession..
1 EXECUTIVE 5-bed-
room master room, three
toilets, three baths, fully fil-
tered, insect-proof, generator,
air-conditioned, large yard
space with beautiful gardens,
etc. Bel Air Park. # 225-9816.
LEOPOLD Street, Werk-en-
Rust vacant, 2-storeyed,
concrete & wooden top: (3)
bedrooms, bottom: (2)
apartments, (1) bedroom each -
$5M (US$25 000). Ederson's -
# 226-5496.

17/2 ACRES of
agricultural land suitable for
rice and cash crop cultivation
along with house at Industry,
Mahaica Creek. No
reasonable offer refused.
Serious enquiries. Call: 226-
bedrooms, (4) washrooms, 240/
110 volts circuit. Ideal concrete
property suits business, domestic/
hotel purposes. Phone: S.
Abraham # 623-25371225-
1865-7, Ms Wilson # 226-2650.
DIAMOND Housing Scheme
new 2-storeyed, 3-bedroom,
concrete 2-year-old building -
with all modern conveniences,
parking $8M (US$40 000).
person's # 226-5496.
W e b s i t e :
GIFT: New Market Street -
Doctors, ideal for your private
hospital, pharmacy, snackette -
2-storeyed, concrete & wooden
building (from road to alley) -:
$17.5M (US$85 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
KINGSTON, Barrack Street
vacant, front 2-storeyed, 3-
bedroom complete house -
$13.5M. Ideal Internet Cafe,
computer, offices. Ederson's #
226-5496. E-mail:
REGENT & Cummings
Streets 2-storeyed business,
top: vacant ideal general
business, future 4-storeyed mall/
stores $33M. Ederson s -# 226-
5496. Website:
2-storeyed, concrete/wooden 3-
bedroom house bottom: (2)
bedrooms, with shop. 2-car
garage, land: 144'/216 house:
24/34' $5M (US$25 000).
Ederson's # 226-5496.
ECCLES, North Ruimveldt,
Charlotte St., Samatta Point -
$4M $5.5M; Shamrock
Gardens $30M; Campbellville
must see $60M; Lamaha St. -
$14M; Brickdam $14M. N. P.
Financial Services # 223-
HAVE you land, commercial,
residential buildings for sale in
Kitty, South Ruimveldt,
Campbellville, Subryanville,
Prashad Nagar, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gardens, Atlantic
Gardens? We have interested
buyers. Ederson's # 226-5496.
overlooking the Atlantic -vacant,
concrete 5-bedroom mansion -
roof garden, active s/pool, alarm,
generator, grilled/meshed, 2-car
garage $35.5M (US$175 000).
If qualified, move in tomorrow.
Ederson's -226-5496.
GIFT: Queenstown wise
investment, 3-storeyed concrete
building top/middle: 2 & 3-
bedroom luxurious apartments
for overseas visitors, bottom':
sitting, toilet & bath, 4-car
garage $18.5M, neg. Owner
will give $7.5M financing.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
KITTY $7M; C/ville. $9M;
Bel Air Park $16M & $27M;
Prashad Nagar $15M;
Queenstown $13M; Lamaha
Gardens $25M; Regent Street
- $45M; Sheriff Street $45M.
Contact: Carmen Greene's
Realty. Tel: 226-1192/623-7742.
PROPERTY Food Factory
- 8 West Ruimveldt, G/town.
Fenced land 8 000 sq. ft.,
concrete building, tiled floor
dimension 87.9 x 55.0,
4826.25 sq. ft., two bonds -
concrete 19.0 x 12.6", wooden
- 28.9"x10. 6". Apply J. Harrison.
Dial 226-7494.
WE have well built up
properties land of all description
in most of the localities in
Guyana. Properties suitable for
residences, small and executive,
prime business places and for
storage and industrial purposes.
AGENCY: 226-4362.
SOUTH PARK & Gardens
- $8.5M; business premises on
Sheriff Street and Mandela
Avenue; residence in Nismes;
Section 'K' Atlantic Gardens;
Hutson Ville; Bel Air Park.
Prices $6.5M $90M. Roberts
Realty #227-7627 (Office),
227-3768 (Home), 629-9914
CROAL Street, Stabroek -
vacant possession, 3-storeyed,
fully grilled, colonial 5-bedroom
mansion with fire alarm &
security cameras, monitored by
GEB, AC, 18 KVA generator,
double lot: 50'/110 $58M.
Inspection OK. Ederson's #
226-5496. Website:

of Eden and Craig Planning for
a bigger yield? We have pens
that can accommodate 15 000
birds and lots and lots of run-
ning water we are situated near
to a creek, 1 Machine Shop In-
dustrial Site with an extra lot.
vacant, 2-storeyed concrete
house general wedding, party
centre, dance floor: 2 000 sq. ft.
music, catering rooms, top:
residence or offices, back
building: 2-storeyed, concrete, 4-
bedroom apartments, land: 40'/
294' $20M. Inspection OK.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
flat with 6 bedrooms with lots of
land $20M. DIAMOND New
5-bedroom concrete house -
Modern 3-bedroom $12M.
OGLE Large 2-flat on 1.3 acres
of land $15M and lots more all
over. Call 226-7128/615-6124 -
ECCLES 'AA' Block,
Queenstown, Church Street,
property and land (separately);
Kingston, Bel Air Park, Lamaha
Gardens, Prashad Nagar $15M;
Blygezight Gardens,
Subryanville, Bel Air Village, Bel
Air Gardens, Subryanville,
Gu ysuco Gardens, Cummings
Lodge $8.5M & $14.5M; Ogle -
$8.75; Industry $8.5M; Oleander
Gardens, Le Ressouvenir,
Alberttown, Robb St. bus., Kitty
- $4.5M, to $13M; 3-storeyed bus.
& res. Garnett St. $12M, (2)
properties on double lots $22M.
TEL: 226-8148/625-1624.
PHONE 226-8937.
225-8241/227-4950, AFTER
HOURS: 226-7829. FOR SALE -
Princes St. $6.5M; Duncan St. -
$12M; South R'veldt. $7M;
Queenstown $12.5M; Norton St.
$7M; Good Hope $12M;
Kiskadee Drive $15.5M; D'Urban
St. $14M; East Ruimveldt -
$6M; Pouderoyen $4M;
Ruimzight $35M; Atlantic
Gardens $35M; Henry St. $7M;
Ketley St. $6.5M; Bet Air Park -
$20M; Prashad Nagar -'$15M.
LAND FOR SALE Princes Street
$2.5M; AGRICOLA $1.3M. All
prices are negotiable. RENTALS
From $25 000 and upwards.

PS2 GAMES from $3000.
Contact Tel. 611-8006/233-
2 11 X 17 Hp laser Printer.
4V. Contact 233-2725/233-2439.
FOR sale one bed,
computer and TV. 231-6729
or 614-2105. .
HONDA 450 & 500 cc ATV 4
x 4 Motor bike. Tel. 231-4172/
STALL in Bourda Market,
excellent location $1M. Call
25" Emerson TV, in good
working order. 1 year warranty -
$35 000. Call 223-1647.
DIESEL water pumps 2
and 3 inch, brand new from
UK. Call 261-5403 for details.
1- BANGA MARY boat 38-ft.
40 Hp Marina outboard engine.
Tel. 259-3054/227-7199.
STALLS in Bourda Market,
Bourda Green, Kitty Market. TEL:
ONE 4-cylinder Bedford
portable welding plan, D.C. Key
start. Tel. # 265-4217. Call
PURE bred Pitbull Pups.
Vaccinated. Bargain prices.
Must go now. Call Tel. 222-

BRAND new Mot(.
V220 camera phones. R I
in Guyana at $70 000
price $45 000. 629-7327
ONE SET OF 20" D'\ i
for swimming pools
And 1" for drinking w
Phone 227-4857 (8 an
pm) Mon. Fri.
ARGON/Co2 Mixed
Also shock treatment
swimming pools. Phone
4857 (8 am 4 pm) -
to Fri.
ONE brand new
puter with CD Burne;
alkmans, car stere< I
DVD Player. Contact
4112, 626-9264.
LUMBER Yard for -
downtown, Lombard S. .:t
area, bright spot. G,..
concern. Owner migrating.
# 227-7856.
PARTS for washers/di.
thermostats, knobs, bL; .
pumps, motors, splines ,.
Technicians available.
PUREBRED Mixed i'.
ups Rottweiler and Pit ':,;i.
6 weeks old. For more infc T--..
4 TVs, 1 amplifier, i -
crowave, 3 music sets, /
stand, 2 DVDs, 1 VCR, 1
pump, 1 camera, 2 TVs -.t
working. 265-5876.
Gibson non-frost fridge. -
Sony stereo 1 000-VWitt
PMPO, both in good condition.
Tel: 218-2165/623-1282.
SEALING machine, 1 POR-
ressor in excellent condi-
ion Tel: 222-4507/623-
FREON Gas: 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A&404A. Also Nitrous
Oxide, Argon Gas & Helium
for Balloons. Phone 227-
4857 8 am 4 pm), Mon. -
PUPPIES for sale -
Rottweiler and German
Shepherd (mixed), fully
vaccinated. Contact Dr.
McLean. Tel. No. 226-3592
or 227-0116 or 223-0754.
ONE 150 HP & one 250
HP Yamaha Outboard
engines. Price $700,000 &
$1,200,000. Also parts for
150 HP & 250 HP. Call
629-6651 anytime.
BRAND new aluminum
boat (14' x 36"), complete with
trailer and Johnson outboard
engine (15 HP). Call: Linda -
Tel. # 231-9876 (H), Rutherford
- # 226-3243-9 (W).
PORTABLE sawmill. Lucas
portable mill for sale. Great
money maker, good condition.
Converts to cut1 x 16 8 x 16.
Tel. # 223-6588/625-2973/
resin, jell coating, hardener, 8
x 4 sheets, etc. We also do
repairs. 97 Providence, EB
Demerara (near Toolsie
Persaud). Tel: 233-5207/614-
OXYGEN and Acetylene
Gases, fast and efficient
service. 10 -11 Mc Doom
Public Road, EBD. Phone 223-
6533 (8 am 4 pm), Mon. to
Fri. (Sat. 8 am -12 noon).
TOES available in large quan-
tities at very good pric'-
Place your orders earl'
prompt delivery. Cn-itact: ._ *
0371/226-3563. "
HONDA Ascot engine and |
body parts. Complete engine, I
transmission, doors, bonnet,
truck, complete suspension, C\/
joints, wheel hubs, radiato,
dashboard. Tel. 614-9437 and
SKY Universal for the be,
offer in Phillips digital diF
View up to 125 channels ,
eluding Pay Per View chan-
nels and also Direct TV. Con-
tact: Gray on Tel. 227-6397/
227-1151 (0), 616-9563.
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills;
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,
next to new; 1 amplifier; 1
truck pump; 1 battery charge
1 bicycle. Tel. 265-5876.
"-USTIC SOnA: 55-lb I
Soda Ash: 1,. ,u $8 00, I
Sulphuric Acid: 45-Gal $3"
000; Granular Chlor
Chlorine Gas. hone
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Mo:
Fri. I

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2- FISHING boats and ice
box 2-ton each, 35 ft & 37 ft,
complete with 500 lb banga
mary seine, along with (1) 40.
Yamaha outboard engine
each, working condition. Tel:
220-9509 or 626-5947.
1 AUTOMATIC boring
bar to rebore engine blocks,
1 compressor unit with large
tank, (1)2-cylinder engine, 2
engines for Leyland (98mm)
-going cheap. Tel: Vishnu -
330-2361 or 641-1611.
MARINE spares and
accessories such as
electronics, paints, machines,
charts, books, etc. Call
Prudential Marine Est. Tel. /
Fax: 233-2268/618-8423/
617-2402. email:

John Deer Diesel
Generator, 30KVA, like new.
Also Ba Lider Speedboat
with Yamaha 115 HP
outboard engine, Honda
power Washer 3500psi with
13 HP engine (new. Tel. 225-
-2319, 225-2873, 660-1061,
ONE (1) TEC Digital
Scale Printer ideal for
Supermarkets ..or Meat
Centres; One (1) Point of Sale
Cash Register System
includes Receipt Printer, Bar
Code Scanner, CPU, Monitor,
Cash Drawer & Programme.
Four (4) Chest freezers ideal
for storing meat. Cell 628-
2318; (home) 225-3015; cell
Brand new 64 JVC flat
screen TV PIP Xerox 5028
Photocopier Machine, like
new. Split A/C units, (new).
Also Saniserv Cone Machine
one-spout and three-spout,
like new. Yanmar diesel
Generator, Honda 5000 watts
key start Generator. Tel. 225-
2873, 225-2319, 660-1061,
SIF YOU are-an Investor,
this is a great opportunity to
own a business with great
income potential. Business
located in America and
Longden Streets, central
heart of Georgetown.
Extreme heavy traffic. Ready
to sell. Will produce great
cash flow for any business.
Owner is retiring and
relocating. Contact owner on:
11.2 CUBIC ft. double
door refrigerator (L.G.) $80
6" thick mattress $26 000;
computer desk MDF $10
.000; Chest of drawer, (USA) -
- $15 000; (2) tools cabinets on
w.,eels with drawers, etc.
measure (32" x 25" x 18") -
Rubbermaid garbage
disposal containers on
heels, new $4 000. Phone
1-32 2. .

TEL: 455-2303.
1 2 FORD F 150.
CONTACT TEL. # 260-4115/

1 NISSAN Caravan
24, excellent condi-
Gion. Tel. # 220-4782
ONE Bedford TL 7-
'on lorry (not dump).
Tel: 227-1923/616-5679.
ONE 2000 Yamaha RI
going cheap, legal docu-
i ments 226-6527 /623-
I '3J122

gear $7ou 000. Tel 223-
218 (David), 226-5546,;
1 AA 60 Carina, mac
nms, spoiler, music suitable
for hire $400 000 neg. Tel.

3Y Mini bus, just 1 NISSAN Bluebird M13
refurbished; Toyota Pick up, model, new engine. Drop in.
2Y engine. Central Auto Contact #622-7334/218-3082.
Sales. Tel. 614-8908. 1 DEFENDER Land Rover
4-WD RANGE Rover 4-Wheel Drive, Long Base,
Land Rover with alloy rims & hard top, enclosed, PHH
Sony CD player. Priced to go. series, in mint condition.
# 621-7445. Going cheap. Call: 619-9536/
ONE AA 60 Carina car, 616-6669.
stick gear, excellent condition ONE Toyota Coaster 26-
- $450 000 neg. Tel. # 277- sweater bus, 1 Nissan Sentra FB
0194. 13, 1 Yamaha R6 motorcycle -
1 MITSUBISHI Canter black and red. Telephone No.
(3 tons), enclosed. Contact 225-1429/624-1147.
el. # 263-5404 after 16:00 ONE (1) TOYOTA Hiace Su-
hrs, 618-9602, anytime. per GL 14-seater mini bus die-
ONE Toyota 4-Runner, V6 sel engine, four (4)-wheel drive
enine, in excellent condition dual air conditioned, CD deck,
weninemusic ndmags.Tel. BJJ 1995. Call 225-5274/226-
623-4614/227-7309. 7665-
1 TOYOTA Marino -stick 1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark II -
shift fully loaded, with DVD, setc (excellent condition), automatic,
Call: Rajd- # 220-7099/613- fully powered, AC, mag rims,
1648. # 220-7099 spoiler, CD player. Price $1.1M.
1648. Contact: Rocky # 225-1400 or
2 RZ MINI-BUSES BHH # 621-5902.
series, mags, spoiler, music, AC, 1 S 40 TOYOTA Camr
etc. Must go! Tel: 269-0258/269- 1 SV 40 TOYOTA Caonry -
0458. (PHH series), mint condition,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
TWO (2) Toyota RZ mini chrome mag rims, CD, DVD, TV.
buses, long base, cat eye, fully Price $2.1M (neg.). Contact:
loaded. Tel. #629-5081/276- Rocky # 225-1400 or # 621-
0624. 5902.
ONE Toyota Surf, good 1 TOYOTA SR 5 Extra Cab
working condition. Contact A. (GHH series), (4x4), automatic,
King on # 225-4443 or 622- roller bars, mag rims, excellent
7628. condition. Price $1.6M.
VOLKSWAGON golf motor Contact: Rocky # 225-1400 or
car in hire, good for load $160 # 621-5902.
000 neg. Phone 231-3232. 1 TOYOTA (2-door) Celica
2 RZ, EFI, 15-seater BHH (immaculate condition),
3180 $1.6M; BHH 3265 automatic, fully powered, AC,
$1.5M. Te l. 626-9780 mag rims, CD player, flip up
(Shameer).lig hts, low mileage. Price -
(Shameer). $.2M. Contact: Rocky # 225-
TOYOTA Corona station 1400 or # 621-5902.
wagon, back wheel drive. Price 1 AE 100 TOYOTA Ceres -
S$550 000. Call 640-1318/628- (PHH series), chrome mag rims,
2910. automatic, fully powered, AC, CD
1 TOYOTA Dyna 2-ton pla er, mint condition. Price $1
Canter truck in very good 35 000. Contact: Rocky # 225-
condition, 1 Landrover, series 1400 or # 621-5902.
2. Tel. 266-2458 or 625-5873. 1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina -
ONE TT 131 CORONA in (private), immaculate condition,
good condition mag rims, stick automatic, fully powered, AC,
gear, tape deck. Tel: 626-6837 mag rims, CD player. Price -
after hours # 220-4316. $900 000. Contact: Rocky #
MITSUBISHI Evolution IV 225-1400 or # 621-5902.
(Pinkie) very fast, many extras. 1 ST 190 TOYOTA Corona
est offer. Tel. # 625-2973/223- (new model), EFI, (2000cc),
6588/227-7856. automatic, fully powered, AC,
ONE AA 60 Carina, in ex- mag rims, (mint condition). Price
cellent working condition, $1.6M. Contact: Rocky #225-
needs body work tape deck, AC 1400 or # 621-5902.
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-0236. 1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina -
MHS car rental 1997 Toyota (PHH series), immaculate
MHS car rental 1997 To ota condition, automatic, fully
Corolla wagon, 73 000 km. Price powered, AC, mag rims, high
$999 998 cash. No interest. Must spoiler, low mileage. Price $ 1
go. Tel. 444-2887. 450 000. Contact: Rocky # 225-
ONE Isuzu trooper in 1400 or # 621-5902. .
working condition. One Jeep 1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser -
Cherokee, needs some work. power wrench), 4 Model
Tel. 222-2318/624-1981 (power wrench), 1994 Model,
Tel. 222-2318/624-1980. manual, mag rims, power
ONE back-wheel drive steering, roof rack, crash bar,
Nissan Bluebird in excellent (straight 6), 4x4, AC, CD player,
condition with AC, and mag A-B bumper, low mileage. Price
rims. Price neg. Contact Tony $4.2M (neg.). Contact: Rocky -
231-5443 or 627-0588. # 225-1400 or # 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Violet. Good 1 NISSAN (B 12 Sunny) -
condition, back wheel drive PGG series, never in hire,
$250 000 neg. Tel. 223-7521/ manual (5-speed), fully powered,
223-7517/233-6532 after hrs. immaculate condition. Price -
Sheik Salim. $550 000. Contact: Rocky #
ONE AT- 170 Carina, 225-1400 or # 621-5902.
automatic, fully powered, mags, 1 TOYOTA RZ (15-seater)
AC, etc. PGG series, never in mini-bus Long Base, (EFI),
hire, excellent condition. Tel. manual, music set, mag rims,
270-4465/623-8700. (BHH series). Price $1.6M.(neg.).
T OTA Caina 2, Contact: Rocky # 225-1400 or
TOYOTA Carina 212, # 621-5902.
Toyota Carina 192, 2 genera-
tors: (1) diesel, (1) gas 6 250 1 -TOYOTADyna-enclosed,
Watts, 110/220 Volts. Tel: 629- (3-ton diesel Long Base),
6464. Ask for Sir Ken. manual, double wheel, (GGG
DUM tc 1 water series late), mint condition. Price
1 DUMP truck, 1 water $1.7M. Contact: Rocky -# 225-
tender and. 330 Timber Jack 1400 or # 621-5902.
'Skidder all are in good work- 4 or 1-0
ing condition. For more in- 1 TOYOTA (4x2) Extra Cab
formation Contact: 264- V6,(GGG late), automatic, mag
2946. rims, excellent condition. Price -
A 1 $950 000. Contact: Rocky #
AT 192 Carina, AE 100 225-1400 or # 621-5902.
Corolla, AT 170 Carina &
Corona, EP 82 Starlet & Marino 1 AE 100 Toyota Ceres -
T 100 Toyota Pick up.Amar (PJJ series hardly used),
72834/69691/621-6037'. automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims. Price $1.3M. Contact:
LONG Base RZ mihi-bus Rocky # 225-1400 or # 621-
in excellent condition ma 5902
rims, CD player, etc. $1.5V,
neg.; 1 Mitsubishi car $450 1 HONDA Vigor (4-door
000, neg. Tel: 629-2647. car) executive-type, semi-
leather, automatic, fully
ONE Toyota Marino fully powered, AC, spoiler, alarm, mint
powered, excellent condition, condition. Price $1.3M.
AC, mag rims, spoiler, alarm, Contact: Rocky # 225-1400 or
airbags, back wiper, exhaust # 621-5902.
system, CD player, etc. Tel: 1 KT 147 TOYOTA Corona
228-2775/627-6340. 1 KT 147 TOYOTA Corona
wagon (back-wheel drive), gear,
TOYOTA Corona AT 150 mag rims, excellent condition,
$450 000; Nissan Sunny PEE (hardly used). Price $625 000.
.erie_- e.cellent work .n Conia.'i Rocky I i25.14, ,:i
cornichor, $350. '0, 621-5902
abe Tel 270-1 6 rTOYOTA RAV 4 (1997
-2 '''o.' '',- came in brand new),
MIUST sell two KawvdiM '. hual., fully powered, AC.
Ninja. -\ 600, cai eyes One chrome mag rims, roof rack,
oner "LEAVING" Excellehi crash bar, immaculate
:nr,.jiin ior, Helmels all condition Price $3 IM (neg)
accessories included. Make an Contact: Rocky-# 225-1400 or #
offer. Phone 223-1885 anytime. 621-5902. (Low mileage).

1 NISSAN D 21 (Single
Cab) pick-up (GGG series), gear,
(4x2), new shocks, immaculate
condition. Price $750 000.
Contact: Rocky # 225-1400/
1 FOUR Runner 4 x 4,
automatic, tape deck, brand new
colour, mags, crash bar, running
board bar, never crashed, one
owner, from wharf $2.4 million
only neg. 233-2336/623-9972/
617-8944- anytime.
Toyota 4x4 double cab
pick Diesel engine priced for
quick sale RZ Toyota mini
bus, mags, music EFI. Priced
for quick sale 3 ton Canter
GH series. Open back.
Priced for quick sale. 444-3836.
Yamaha R1, cat-eye, like
new. Price to go. Yamaha XT
600cc Dirt bike Scrambler,
also Yamaha Banshee Four-
wheel drive Sports bike,
Honda 250cc Rebel, Honda
90cc ladies Motorcycle. Tel.
225-2873, 225-2319, 660-
1061, 660-1060.
auto, air-conditioned, etc.; 1
- KE 76 Corolla Wagon needs
some repairs; 1 HB 12 Sunny
- automatic, fully loaded -
$375 000; 1 Mercedes Benz
- $1.5 million, neg. Tel: 233-
2336, 623-9972, 617-8944.
Honda Delsol Sports Car,
PJJ series, like new; Toyota
Ceres, fully powered, AC, like
new; GM CSierra Extra Cab
diesel 4 x 4 pick-up, 1998
model, like new; Land Rover
110 County diesel Turbo,
Nissan Pathfinder. Tel. 660-
1061, 660-1060, 225-2873,
AE 100 Corolla $1.3M;
Toyota Ceres 2000 CC $1.4M:
AT 170 Carina $850 000; 4-
Runner Surf $2.2M, & $2.4M;
AE 91 Sprinter $550 000; EP
82 Starlet $1.4M; EP 71
Starlet $800 000; 110 Corolla
- $1.3M; AE 100 Corolla -
$1.2M. G & I Auto Sale. Tel.
218-1879/622-5853 or 625-
AT 192 CARINA- PJJ series,
(original) $1.450; AE 100
orolla $1.3M; SV 40 Camry -
$2.1M; GX 90 Mark II $1.8M;
SV 30 Camry $1.5M; AE 81
Corolla automatic $500 000;
Toyota Ceres $1.4M, neg.; GX
81 Mark II $1.3M; AT 170
Carina/Corona $800 000 $975
000; EP 82 Starlet PHH series
- $1.2M; EP 71 Starlet -manual
- $675 000; B 12 Sunny $475
000; AT 212 Carina $1.9M, neg.
# 227-4040/616-7840.
TOYOTA (Surf) automatic
and fully powered, PJJ series -
$2.6M, neg.; Toyota Surf-
(manual), with V6 engine -
$2.4M; Toyota 4 Runner auto
and fully powered, mags, new
tyres, crash bar, running board,
(one owner) $1.7Mi Toyota
Single Cab (solid deff.) 4x4 pick-
GHH series.- $1.4M, neg.;
Xtra Cab 4x4 pick-up -
automatic, GHH series $1.5M;
Xtra Cab 2x4 pick-up (excellent)
- $975 000; Honda CRV $3.3M;
Suzuki Grand Vitara automatic
- $2.9M; Jeep Cherokee -
automatic $795 000; Ford F
150 -$3.3M; Double CabNissan
Short Base Land Cruiser $700
000. K and N Auto Sales #
NEW shipment
reconditioned vehicles: CARS -
Sprinter AE 110, Starlet Glanza
Turbo EP 91, Carina AT 192,
Lancer CK 2A, Cynos Sports
Coupe EL 54, Toyota Cynos
convertible. WAGONS: Corolla
AE 100 G-Tou'ring, Mitsubishi
RVR N 23 W fully Foaded. PICK-
UPS (4x4) Toyota Hilux LN
170, YN 100. TRUCKS -
enclosed, freezer, open-tray
Mitsubishi Canter; used Carina
AT 170, Mark II GX 81. Deo
Maraj Auto. Sales, 207 Sheriff
and Sixth Streets,
Campbellville. # 226-4939. A
Name and A Service You Can

RENT. TEL. 226-2320.
ONE IBM Selectric
typewriter. # 226-3134 -Victor.
1 TUTOR, CTC, 58 Robb
& Oronoque Sts., Bourda
salesgirls Tsmi Tou Store, 34
Robb Sireel ___
LARGE quan cities '1of,
s gar .,n ,i 225-1155/
urgently at Veebee's Bar 37
Sandy Babb St., Kitty.

Dresser. Apply to 177 Charlotte
Street. Tel. 225-5426.
(1) ONE experienced person
to make and bake pastry and
bread. Tel. # 226-2320.
DRIVER Salesman, Porters,
Waitress. Apply to: Survival, 16
Duncan Street & Vlissengen
GIRLS with over 5 yrs. Fac-
tory experience to assemble la-
dies garments. Call Sharmie
ONE Waiter Kamboat
Restaurant, 51 Sheriff Street,
Campbellville. # 225-8323/
HOUSES & flats to rent or
sell. Available clients. Contact:
Sonja # 225-7197/623-2537.


All applicants must have
passes (grades 1-3) in at least 3
subjects O'Level or equivalent.
Applicants for the post of
Accounts clerk should be
familiar with Lotus or Excel.
Applicants for the post of Sales
supervisor should have at
least 1 year experience in a
similar field.

2 WAITRESSES and living
maid. Contact Bibi Jameel
Restaurant and Bar. Tel. 220-
LARGE supply of maria weri
peppers. Weekly supply needed
required. Call 614-9437/233-
ONE (1) Office Assistant.
Apply within. E & N Beck Lot
3 Princes & Ketley Sts.,
JOINER: semi-skilled
person and Finisher.
knowledge in cupboard-
making is preferable. Call:
acetylene welding. T.
Persaud, 57 Russell St.,
Charlestown. Tel: 227-6204.
OLD Dutch & English
bottles, onions, mallets
and gin. Tel: 260-0059,
612-2188, 06:00 to 22:00
h only.
USED car, automatic, not
for more than $500 000 -
immediately. Contact Dale at
223-7908. Cell 621-3122.
4 model 'M' dump trucks or
6 x 6 dump trucks for hire.
Call 231-6392.
LIVE-IN Maid. Contact Tel.
# 223-1447 after 17:00 h,
Monday to Friday and all day
Saturday and Sundays.
ONE Arc and Acetylene
Weldedr. Must know grill work.
Contact:. 21 Broad Street,
Charilstown.-Tel: 225-2835.
SALESGIRL, kitchen staff,
live-in'girl from country area.
Nazeema Deli 318 East St.;
N/C/ Burg. 226-9654/618-2902.
houses to rent from $25
000 to US$2500 in/around
Georgetown. Prestige Realty -
WHOLE day Domestic and
one Handyboy. Apply to Singh
Lot 2 Gordon Street and
Stanley Place, Kitty. Call 227-
O. ne I 1 ) ,illr, n na,;l'r, -
C.ri ator to'WOik in mna..lrne
sr,.p Apply ini peron ,E & N
Beck 3 Prihces 1la, SIs.
WANTED urgently porterE
to work on C arnl. r irui.: -
Hutson's Wholesale Service
Tel 222.-4:02- 3'.'7 C2.-

Pmrl-i IiviE uaraener. zz.4
Phase 1, Republic Park, EBD.
Call in person, Monday -
Saturday 12:30 14:00 hrs.
STANDARD gears used car
to buy for about $500 000
immediately. Prefer Toyota.
Call Dale at 223-7908. Cell
ONE person to share stall
with (on Arcade). Must be
honest. Must be recommended-
byyour Pastor. Call: 622-4386/
227-8538, evenings.
experienced in stationery or
motorcycle spares. Send
application to Accountant P.O.
Box 1040
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and hairstyles,
etc. Also chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 223-5252 or. 628-
TRUCK Drivers for Haul-
ers. Must have truck and
tractor licences, Police Clear-
ance and two (2) References
needed. Tel: 226-6744 or 225-
1 CLEANER two persons.
Must know to make Puri, Egg Ball,
Phulourie, Fry fish, etc. For further
information. Call 225-2866. Ask
for Arthur or Indra.
Canter truck, Porter. Apply in
person Police Clearance, two
Recommendations. 63
Byg2ezight Gardens. Tel. 226-

properties and land to buy in
developed areas, ready overseas
buyers available. MENTORE/SINGH
REALTY 225-1017/623-6136.
WANTED urgently Secu-
rity Guards and Ice Plant
Operators. Must have (2) re-
cent References, valid Po-
lice Clearance, Identifica-
tion and NIS cards. Apply in
person to: The Manager,
M Enterprise Inc., GFL
Wharf, Houston, East Bank
1 FEMALE Accounts
Clerk with CXC English, Maths,
Accounts, (2) years working ex-
perience, able to work inde-
pendently with limited super-
vision. Apply to: Alabama Tradg,
Georgetown Ferry Stelling
with written application.
flats between $30 and $50 000;
houses between $50 000 and
US$3000, ready quality
tenants available. MENTORE/
SINGH 225-1017/623-6136.
PHONE 226-8937.
NELSON'S TEL: 226-8937.
duction Manager, 1 -Machine
Operator to work night shift
and 1 -Machine Operator to
work day. Call: 615-9752 be-
tween 13:00 and 16:00 hrs.
ONE Driver. Must have Bus
Licence, a sound Secondary
education, must be polite, willing
to work flexible hours, very neat
and tidy in appearance.
Contact: 225-1429/624-1147.
Seamstresses to cut and sew.
Appi,I with handwriten
application to Ro.ie's Fashion.'
12 Mecrirran's Mall Bourda
WANTED maid age
between 35 and 40 yrs. only
from Kitty/C/ville, 2 times a
daily. Contact Mr..Harish -
74903 store, after 5 pm
57627 home.

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,Sport Chronicle

Aussie Hayden

vows to

bounce back

MATTHEW Hayden expects
to regain his place in
Australia's one-day side after
being dropped for the VB
Series finals.
Hayden, 33. made
way at the top of the
order for Michael
Clarke but wants to
remain a part of the
team for tours of New
Zealand and England
this year.
"Obviously when
you love playing for
Australia as much as I
dn irt'-
disappointing i .'le[
dropped." he said.
"I see this as a
temporary thing. I will
make sure that
whatever it takes, I
will fight my way back
Hayden was axed
after managing just 42 MATTH
runs in four VB Series runs in
The selectors will decide
over the next .few days
whether Hayden is to be
included for the tour of New
Zealand, starting on
February 19.
Hayden said chairman of
selectors Trevor Hohns had
told him his sacking was not
necessarily permanent.
Clarke, 23, has batted down

(From back page)
Association) so it was not
possible for us turn down
such an invitation for this
particular engagement".
"The fact that Guyana
has an excellent support
team in Barbados was also
taken into consideration" the
president stated.
The last time the two
countries met it was last year
February when Guyana came
away winners by a 2-1 margin
at the said National Stadium.
Most of the players and the
coaches were part of that
The win, the first against
the Bajans in over a decade,
was spearheaded by goals
from midfielder Neil
Hernandez and forward
Gregory 'Jackie Chan'
Richadmn both of whom are
part of ti jie aent squad.''

the order in the past, a role
filled by Simon Katich in
Friday's victory.
Asked if he had been treated
harshly by selectors. Hayden

can possibly do is offer
them a platter of runs. If it
means I have to be number
two or number one in the
world to get back in, fine."
(BBC Sport)

In Loving memory of

who departed this life on February ist, 1994
Another year hias ptassfedsince ou were tI
cat(eX to yioui hewaicni j doeI C u Ioli CC
Yet to us it seems as if it vas only 1 /
yesterday that jou hared our -ives -
We miss you 4earhj yut are comforted with
.memories of af'the wonderfif, iovint] times
we shared.
Sadly missed by his wife Pat also Paul, Beena, Suzanne,
Vidor, Sharon, Karran, grandchildren, other relatives and friends

Sr. The death is announced of I'" -Y
Vernon Maurice Hinds
of 2823 Youth Place, South Ruimveldt. Former Advertising S ,:
Manager of the Guyana National Newspapers Ltd
Died on February 3, 2005
, Husband of Joan Hinds. .
S E,-husband of the late Gloria Hinds. u -"'
Falher of Andrea LOke, Lyndon Hinds Gu,,an ... ,
Hinds &Amelia Hinds

F:-idr fathe-r of Robin Sammy. '
Brother ofAlwin Hinds ofEngland, Federiz- Hinds ti
of USA, Desmond Hinds of Barbados, W'insrion
Hinds of Suriname, Micheal Hinds of Tortola, -
Patricia Perry of USA, Carol Hinds, Elizabeth Hinds of Liverpool Village, Berbice,
Audrey Hinds & the late Harold Hinds.
Grandfather of Adyemi, Ayana & Akeisha Hinds, Quacy, Qualadeeni, Quaquatyah,
Quamecha, Q. ii-u,.. Quadoshyah, Qunayah, Quatorah & Quashayah Hinds,
Adrian Connellyjnr.
Brother-in-law ofAvril Hinds, Ludwick Campbell, Winston and Charles Susty, Dawn
Hing and Myrtle Persaud of the USA, Avril Latchman and Hazel Bholaramsingh of
i Toronto ,Canada.
Father-in-law of Richard David, Patricia Hinds & Adrian Conelly Snr.
Foster father-in-law of Seema Sammy
Uncle of Joanne Hinds, Winston Hinds, Shawn Perry, Colleen, Collette, Carlene,
1 Collis, Ricardo, Ronald, Ruel, Rondell & Rachel Campbell, Edward, Leroy & Beverly
Floy, Mervin, Neola & Sharon Hinds & the late Collin Roberston of Guyana Police
Friend of Cecil & Rowtie Doohoo, Hawley & Rhona Harris, Bruce & Yvonne
Harewood of USA, Teddy Mohabir of USA, Allan Fenty, Ovid & Sony Isaacs, Keith
Reynolds, George & Winifred Hercules & Family of USA.
The funeral of the late Vernon Maurice Hinds will be announced later.
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1 0 1

EW Hayden has been short of
the VB Series.

replied: "Probably harshly.
yeah. But it's their call, they've
made it and they have to live by

H a3rr l [l I h i n 3 r i a11 n .h I
.- igr- ,uii, r.. h ll lh.,~.e
whO attenoedL the wake.
funeral, sent wreaths, or in
any way supported and
sympathised with us in our
recent bereavement.
Special thanks to the staff
of St. Joseph Mercy
A gentle word, like
summer rain
Soothe the heart, and
banishes the pain

". ,IG t i Ha < ... ",

"In my experience, all I

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SiSLrPi'SE 22" December
Sur1ei 6 February2004
In loving memory of our
beloved mother
aka ALICE and CHUNNU .
of 93 Lamaha Street. Kitty
and USA who died on the 6'"
February 2004
One year has passed since "
that sad day
When our beloved mother
was called away
Remembering you is easy
we do it everyday.
We wish your absence was just a dream
Gone is the face we love to see
I Gone is the voice we love to hear
A million prayers would not bring you back
We know because we tried
A million tears would not bring you back
We know because we cried

But each dream of ours begins and ends with loving thoughts of you
Years will fly, tears will dry but precious memories of you will never die
May Lord Shiva Bless you and make you happy and may your
soul rest in peace
Inserted by your children:- Pearly, Dolly, Enid, Doodle, Ramesh
and Carmen, (daughter-in-law) Golin, (son-in-law) Baldeo and
Kinta, (grandchildren) Sybil, Rudy, Debbie, Sheena, Devin,
Rajesh, Judy and others, (great grand) Shawn, Artie, Jason,
Tina, Jessica, Ashley, Kevin and others (great great grand)
Nicholas, other relatives and friends.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 6, 2005


In loving and cherished
aka MARSUE who died on ;
February 1,2003
This day is remembered and
quietly kept
No words are needed we shall
A wonderful husband and
father has gone to rest
For all of us he did his best
Gone is the face we loved so
Sweet is the voice we loved to hear
Two memorable years have quickly slipped by
If love could have saved him
He would have never died
Fondly remembered by his loving wife, Una Wickham,
children, grandchildren, great grand children, relatives
and friends.
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Shoaib rebellion
R INC. claim 'nonsense'

Invitation for Bids

The Guyana Water Inc has received programme support from the United
Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and intends to
use part of the proceeds towards the Procurement of Goods.

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) invites interested bidders to participate in the
following Projects:

Service Connection Materials Lot 1 Poly Adaptor Fittings
Service Connection Materials Lot 2 100 MM Self Tapping Ferrule
Service Connection Material Lot 3 Stop Cock & 25 MM Dia Poly Pipe
Service Connection Materials Lot 4 32 MM Dia Galvanized Pipe
Training Facilities Equipment Computer, Multi Media Projector, Cam
Corder, etc
The works consist of the supply of goods delivered to Guyana Water Inc LBI
Central Stores for local companies. From foreign Companies delivering shall
be CIF Georgetown, Guyana. The Purchaser is also desirous of the shortest *
delivery period.
Bid documents can be purchased by presenting a bonaified application or
authorization from the company desirous of purchasing the bid. All Bid
documents can be purchased from Tuesday 8, 2005 at GWI's Customer
Relations and Commercial Office, Vlissengen Road and Church Street, Bel
Air Park, Georgetown for a non-refundable fee of G$5 000 for each bid. All
bids must be placed in the Tender Box, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urqu.hart
Streets, Georgetown, Guyana on or before 9:00 am of March 1, 2005. All bids
will be opened on March 1, 2005. Bidders can send a representative to
witness the bid opening.

PAKISTAN cricket boss
Shaharyar Khan has
rubbished reports of a rebel-
lion against Shoaib Akhtar's
The Nation newspaper
claimed seven players. including
captain Inzamam-ul Haq. had
threatened to boycott the tour
of India if Shoaib was included.
But Khan. who met the
bowler on Fridav. told BBC
Asian Network: "1 think that is
absolute nonsense it's not
Khan also backed Inzamam
as captain until June, adding:
"What happens after the tour of
West Indies we shliall see."
Shoaib's tour of Australia
was cut short by a hamstring
injury amid reports of exces-
sive socialising at pubs and
"What has happened is that
Shoaib has broken down several
times during the tour and we re-
ally want him to be 110% fit
before he is up for selection,"
Khan explained.
"1 made this clear to him
and also told him there were
many pointers to the fact he
was not paying due heed to his
central contract."
Inzamam's leadership has
also come under fire, as the team
suffered three successive Test
"All these criticisms arose
when, he was..ppIab.l ,tQ.take.,
..th ,jield in ./l ,|s, fcondiajid I

third Tests because he had a
bad back," said Khan. chair-
man of the Pakistan Cricket
"But since then he has been
in excellent batting form and has
established his leadership of a
young and united team."
Pakistan follow their three-
Test tour of India with a trip to
the Caribbean. which includes
two Tests and finishes on June
And Khan added: "Within
the foreseeable future, which is
the tour of India and the tour of
West Indies, we have openly
stated that he will be captain.
"At the moment we in the
board are satisfied with
Inzamam's captaincy and by
.Ihis,.yerall maturity." (BmiC
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6. 2005

S"Sport Chronicle

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I much anticipated
al Oscar E. Shew
orial Points System
-n-team two-round
egate dominoes
ictition will come to life
e Everest Cricket Club
ion, Camp Road. next
ay. February 13.
'sear Shew passed avai\ on
cbruary 15. 1999 in the
,. and in a fittllin Iribtnte.
son Manniram Shev,
cd holding a mClemorial
10 lourniev maind has i)pkel)l
iadilton sin'l it was lirist
n 2000. The late OS)Cl \. as,
a cha tler member of thec
I Georgetown Lions Club
wias awarded the Melvin
s Iellovwship .(25 years
sm Service). A one-minutle
:e would be observed after
I tributes will be paid by
rIesident of the South
gcetown Lions Club and
rizes at stake are first,
ining trophy and sixty
sand dollars; second,
:r-up trophy and forty-
housand dollars, while
hird prize will be a
ty and thirty thousand
-ialls to be in contention
>p honors are: Infinilty.

Canal '6', Future, Friends.
Desperado. F&H Supremes.
Tennis. Taliban. International 6.
Sri Lanka. Frankie's, Everest.
Zeelugt Sports Club. Snake.
Pr oessional 6. lean Machine.
Rebels. Secundo. Honesty.
Shop 6 and A&C Sports Club.
The points system rules
developed by dominoes
enthusiast 'Mannie' Shew
are hereby explained: for
each 6 games made the team
w, ill gain 15 points; for each
5 games made the team gains
10 points; for each 4 games
made the team gains 8 points.
for each 3 games made the
team gains 6 points, for each
2 games made the team gains
4 points, for every 1 game
made the team gains 1 point,
for each love the team
receives the team loses 5
Other interested teams are
asked to contact Manniram
Shew on 227-2447 and 625-
4134 and R. Harry on 226-3243-
9. Teams will play on a first-
come basis.
All teams are kindly
asked to walk with a good
pack of playable dominoes.
Starting time is scheduled for
12:00 h and the entrance fee
per team is $9 000.

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applications from suitably qualified persons to undertake Project Work in
the f : ..-g areas:

1. Human Resource Development

To assist in setting up Management Development Centers
which include competency modeling and performance
To assist with the development of an Incentive Bonus Scheme
linked to the achievement of group targets

2. Finance Development

To assist with ::Ie-n-ns and analysis of the Company's
Financial and Economic data including use of excel spread-
sheet to participate in tariff development work

The terms of contract will be appropriate with qualification and experience
of the individuals selected. The work will be funded from the PPIAF
Programme of the World Bank and must be completed by 31 May, 2005

Interested persons should send applications and a CV to reach the
Managing Director, Guyana Water Inc., 10 Fort Street, Kingston,
Georgetown by February 13. 2005

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CWC 2007


construction to

start in April
CONSTRUCTION of the 2007 Cricket World Cup (CWC)
stadium at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara is
scheduled to start in April, a GINA release stated yester-
According to Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Gail
Teixeira. two of the four Indian companies that indicated their
interest for the construction of the stadium handed in their
bids on February 1. The two companies are Lawson Turbo and
Sha-Poor-Gi Pat-Lon-Ji. Both of the companies were in Guyana
to conduct assessments in December last year. These compa-
nies are experienced in building
Minister Teixeira said the
tender board will review the
tender documents and the nec-
essary recommendations will
., *be made to Cabinet. The esti-
Smated cost of the stadium is
US$25M, which is being ob-
tained through a $6M grant
and a $19M loan from the
Exim Bank of India.
The agreement for the con-
struction of this modern facility
covering a 60-acre site has height-
ened cooperation between
MINISTER Guyana and India. the stadium
GAILTEIXEIRA will include a 25-foot radius
pitch with a 15 000 to 20 000
seating capacity.
Guyana is one of eight Caribbean countries that won
the bid to hold Cricket World Cup 2007 for which every
host country is required to have a modern stadium meet-
ing international standards.


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weight, relinquish


By Allan l.a Rose
IN an effort to keep him
busier and land him his life-
long dream of a world title
shot, manager Peter 'The
Roop' Ramsaroop has decided
to push national bantam-

weight champion Leon
'Hurry Up' Moore up to the
junior featherweight divi-
The,move by Moore who
"has only fought as a bantam-

weight in his career so iar
means that he kill also relin-
quish his iCarihhean Boxing
I-edclration C'ABOIF h belt.
AccoidinLg l o ii;iiiinae
Rainsarioop. negotiations wilh
several world class promoiiters
who are interested in signing a
deal arc currently in progress.
'The Roop' added that should
Moore w% in a a o(ldi title his lirst
defence will he at home in a
move to priioltCe Guyana.
Already a CABOIFH title
fight in the 122 lb division is he-
ing sought by Barbadian pro-
moter Samuel Layne for the
19th of this month.
Another title fight being
negotiated for Moore is the
Commonwealth belt, cur-
rently held by Canadian
Steve Molitar.
Moore's co-manager
Carwyn Holland is expected to
meet with Molitar's handlers in
Toronto. Canada. in two weeks
time to finalist arrangements.
The boxer who continues
to train here at home is expected
to leave for.tbe USA at the end
of the month where he will join

a world class gym to ste[
his training as he gets rea
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role mioldel lior Guyancse
iand l youths'.

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his community Albou:
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East Coast between Phl
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THE Guyana Football
Federation (GFF) has
released the names of the
management and coaching
staff of the senior national
team to tour Barbados for a
friendly International next
President of the Bartica
Football Association, Carlos

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manager with Lawrence Griffith
the assistant. Wayne 'Wiggy'
Dover and Paul James have
been named coaches and Robin
Phillips the trainer.
The 34 players called to
training were expected to
commence preparations
yesterday morning at the
National Park. Assistant
manager Griffith indicated that


due to the present condition of
most of the fields a lot of
emphasis will be on physical
On Friday, 21 of the
players along with the
coaches and the trainer were
briefed by the president and
vice-president of the GFF,
Colin Klass and Winston
Callender, respectively.
The GFF boss implored the

VICE-president of the GFF, Winston Callender, addressing members of the senior national
football squad at the National Gymnasium on Friday. (Quacy Sampson photo)

players to be fully committed
and give of their best as it is an
opportunity for them to
showcase their talents.
Guyana will confront
Barbados at the National
Stadium next Sunday for the
Gordon Douglas Challenge
Trophy which will now become
an annual event between the
two nations.
Douglas, a native of
Trinidad and Tobago but now
resident in Barbados was an
outstanding FIFA referee and
instructor of the region.,
According to Klass, "The
GFF has an excellent
relationship with the BFA
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Sunday Chronicle February 6, 2005

THE problem with keeping
secrets is that they're alive.
We like to think that our
secrets can lie. We're wrong.
They're alive and can lie
quietly in our minds, as inert
as dirt, Secrets aren't just
our creations, they're our
creatures, beings with wills of
their own. They grow, and
reproduce, as we form new
secrets to support the old
ones. They even migrate,
colonising the people closest
to us (ask anyone from a

iU t h e

seeking comfort in destructive
When I was doing the
research for my article on
addiction, I found that most of

We think we're
hiding our
secrets, but really
our secrets are
hiding us.

the addicts I interviewed were
trying to ease the pain of
psychological isolation caused
by dark secrets and that telling
their secrets was the single most

Sherry Bollers-Dixon

scariest thing about secrets is
what they want: they want out.
The trust constantly tries to
escape' into the open and
keeping any of it buried invites
isolation, obsession, addiction,
even complete psychological
destruction. On the other hand,
random or ill-advised confession
can be disastrous. The only
way to find harmony and
balance is to learn when; where,
why and to whom you should
confess your secrets.
The confession
compulsion makes sense
when you consider that our
secrets are simply parts of our
life stories, ourselves, that
have been forced into hiding.
We all have a deep
psychological need to be
accepted as we really are, but
that can never be as long as
there are parts of us that no
one sees or knows. We
conceal aspects of ourselves
that we think invite rejection,
but ironically, the very act of
secrecy makes us
inaccessible to love. We think
we're hiding our secrets, but
really our secrets are hiding
Perhaps, that's why when
we lie or hide the trust, our
physiology rebels: Stress
indicators like blood pressure,
perspiration, blinking rates and
breathing all increase, while
immune function declines. Our
subconscious mind joins the
battle against secrecy; we find
ourselves telling the truth in
dreams, Freudian slips and the
occasional drunken blurt. The
more secretive we are, the more
separate we feel from our own
od*ie s;,-o'-ur'^wn-q'iest--Thsi-*
emotional disconnection is so
intolerable that we ofieU end up

hairs or cope with flatulence.
You need to confess secrets that
diminish your ability to live an
authentic life. You may have
inherited these dark secrets
from a dysfunctional family,
broken a moral code or fallen
victim to something rape,
financial fraud, Aids that
trigger shame and

Conveniently enough, the
first person !to whom you
absolutely must confess is you.
Why not try it now? Admit to
yourself the secret things you
have done or that'have been
done to you. Reject euphemisms
and use the real words,
adultery, stealing, bulimia, child
abuse, whatever. Naming your
dark secret in your own mind is

powerful step that allowed the first step in reclaiming the
them to-connect with others, power it has leeched from your

experience loving acceptance and
ultimately heal.

There are man\ things that
don't need revealing, things that
are simply private, rather than
secret. No one real] needs to
know how you trim your nose

life. .. .. . .

You will have an intuitive
inclination to confess at the
right moment. In situations
where it truly isn't safe to tell
a secret, you probably won't
%%ant to But there are many

situations where our perception
of danger is grossly exaggerated,
where confessing is the best
possible idea. Those are the
times when our secrets start
rattling their cages. Pay
attention if you ever find
yourself thinking, I could tell
my secret right now... I really
could... maybe I will. Trust
yearning over fear of exposure.
Your intuition, which is far wiser
than any set of rules 1 could
devise, is telling you to take the
risk. If you resist it, you'll
experience the psychological
equivalent of long-term nausea,
becoming more and more
miserable until the pain of
hiding the truth finally becomes
worse than the pain of puking
it up.
Contrary to popular
belief, love is not blind. It has
very sharp eyesight indeed

and most of the people who
love you aren't fooled by
whatever masks you wear.
They sense when you hide
things from them and
become frustrated by their
inability to connect. By
giving the people you care
about the chance to love
youas you are, everyone
will benefit.




(Continued from last week)
ANYONE following a high protein diet would also be
well advised to use water as their main drink rather that
carbonated drinks. This is because like cola, protein rich
foods, such as foods from animals, are,'acid forming'.
Although these foods might be essential for bone health,
because they provide the protein for the framework, and
also because they are rich in vitamin B12, the high protein
in them may lead to a depletion of calcium in the bone.
Our bones can also benefit if we replace sweets with fresh
fruits and vegetables. Research has shown that people who have
a high proportion of their calories coming from sweets had much
lower bone density that those who had a lower intake of sweets
and a higher intake of fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, the
bone-building benefits of fruit and vegetables persisted even
when calcium intakes were not quite high enough. This is
because fruits and vegetables are not only high in vitamin K
but also in potassium, magnesium and vitamin C, all of which
help increase bone density. Certain beans such. as soy beans
and lentils have a further advantage in that they are rich in
isoflavones, plant hormones that have a similar structure to
human estrogens, the female hormones that protect women from
osteoporosis in early life.
Estrogen/hormone therapy (ET/HT) has been shown .to
reduce bone loss, increase bone density in both the spine and
hip, and reduce the risk of hip and spine fractures in post-
menopausal women. When estrogen (estrogen therapy or ET)
is taken alone, it can increase a woman's risk of developing
cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer). To eliminate
this risk, physicians prescribe the hormone progestin in
combination with estrogen (hormone therapy/HT) for those
women who have not had a hysterectomy. Side effects of ET/
HT include vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, mood
disturbances, venous blood clots and gallbladder disease.
Body weight is an important determinant of bone density.
The skeleton of heavy individuals tends to benefit from its
increased load-carrying role. Studies have demonstrated that
body weight is positively correlated with bone mineral density,
and that weight loss is associated with bone loss. (Increasingly
calcium intake appears to reduce.the bone loss that accompanies
weight loss.)
Weight loss in older individuals has been linked to an
increase in fracture risk. Researchers found that "extreme" weight
loss (10 per cent or more) beginning at age 50, increased the
risk of hip fracture in older women and men. Conversely, a
weight gain of 10 per cent or more decreased hip fracture risk.
Such studies suggest that maintaining weight in later life may
have a protective effect on bone.
Finally, bone strength benefits greatly from regular physical
activity. The best:exercise for your bones is weight-bearing
exercise that forces you to work against gravity, such as walking,
hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dancing. Some examples
of rion-weight bearing, exercises are swimming or bicycling.
However, these exercises, as well as many %weight-bearing
exercise., have excellent cardiovascular benefits. Listen to your I
body When starting an exercise routine, you may have some
muscle soreness arid discomfort it the beginning. but this should
not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If 1it does. you may
be working too hard nd need to ease up. STOP exercising if
, you have any chest pain or discomfort, and see your doctor
, before your next exercise session.
If ,ou have osteoporosis. it is important that you consult
-with your doctor to learn which activities are safe for you. If
you have lIo bone masr, experts recommend that you protect
I the spine by avoiding exercises or activities that flex, bend or f
twist the spine. Furthermore, you should avoid high-impact '
exercise in order to lower the risk of breaking a bone.
So, as has been proven in so many other areas of .
health, a diet which is high in fruits and vegetables, low
! in sweets and fat, coupled with regular physical activity,
are the keys to good bone health.

Cola drinks Water:
Foods with hydrogenated
fats such as fast foods Spinach, calalloo, broccoli

Sweets Pure vegetable oils

High protein diets Milk or calcium
enriched soy milk

More than two units of
alcohol per day 30 minutes of exercise a day

Smoking (even passive smoking)
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Sunday Chronicle February 6, 2005


A male coworker continually touches everyone's food.
For example, at an office birthday party, he walks over to
the cake, runs his index finger the entire length of the
cake where the frosting is really thick, then sticks a big'
glob of frosting in his mouth.
At another meeting, six cups of Diet Coke are poured and
sitting on the table and the person pouring the drinks is waiting
for the foam to go down. This man walks over and sticks his
finger into all six claiming "it will help the foam go down." At a
team lunch in a nice restaurant someone asks him to pass a roll.
He reaches in, grabs a roll, and hands it over after cramming the
to no avail. We're tiredof racing to !. .. e food,
and paws it.

Ashley, animals, birds, and fish mark their territory.
Like miners in a gold rush, they know whoever holds the
territory gains the power. Your coworker is trying to es-
tablish dominance and control over the team. His actions
say, "I rule you guys." Not only are his actions
unappetising, but his unwashed hands spread germs.
His behaviour needs to stop, but reasoned discussion isn't
getting you anywhere. Why not take a lesson from the animal
kingdom and apply it to your problem?
Wolves in a pack are ruled by an alpha male and an alpha
female. The alphas dominate the others and enforce rules in their
territory. When a challenger wolf appears, the rest of the pack
lie back and let an alpha take over. The alpha lets the intruder
know in no uncertain terms who owns the territory and has the
Your employer is the alpha in your workplace. He or she
owns the territory and has the power to enforce the rules. Your
coworker doesn't have the rank or title which allows him to
rule over the rest of your group, so he is trying to steal rank by
marking the food of the team.
He is violating the food of the "pack" and usurping the
power of the alpha. Let your boss know you need protection.
Anything that hurts his pack, undermines his authority and
hurts his teem. That's why the pack loves and respects the al-
pha, and looks to him or her for protection.
If your rank in the "pack" is not high enough to ap-
proach the alpha directly, clip this column and send it to
your boss with the intruder's name.

Applications are invited for:

Hatchery Assistant
Requirements: Must have CXC Mathematics &
English along with two Science Subjects, be
computer literate and have electrical knowledge.
Must be willing to work indoors and in
the fields.
Must be able to conduct experiments on
fish and have fair knowledge about
temperature control.
Please send applications with references to:
The Managing Director
New LineAqua Farm Inc.
17 North Section
Canal #2 Polder, WBD
befre 0 -a 2, 205

My boyfriend and the father of my daughter broke up with
me a couple of weeks ago. We were together six years. Last
year he moved eight hours away to get himself together
and find a good job. Since then he has started a drug and
alcohol treatment programme.
He said he needed to concentrate on the programme and
not see anyone, which came to be a lie. He is seeing someone
else. I find it hard to move on. We always talked about being
together. I care deeply for him and am not sure what to do.


Sarah, as we live life, there are certain elements which
are simple facts. The sky is blue. The earth revolves around
the sun. And when the man we want chooses someone else,
we move on.
Wanting a man who has chosen another woman is like crav-
ing a pair of shoes which are too small. How could you ever
convince yourself he loves you? A man who loves you tells
wh'bivt4Il his w.words, but with his every action. A man
The longer you pursue a niii'wno-...
the longer you delay the arrival of the man who is.


Send letters to: Direct Answers,
PO Box 964, Springfield,
MO 65801 or email:

Zarak Ali is no longer
employed at Survival
*S Wholesale Dept. He is
therefore not authorised to
collect any monies and
transact any business on
behalf of Survival Shopping

A reputable Seafood Company has the following Vacancies

(A) Operations Manager

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

*Managing a fleet of trawlers
*Managing the ice plant operations
*Any other duties that may be assigned

*Must have at least 5 years experience in a similar
field and capacity.
*Must have sound secondary education.
*Electrical and mechanical knowledge will be an asset.
*Must be physically fit.
*Must be over 35 years of age
*Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
*Salary negotiable.
(B) Security Supervaisor
*Must have at least 5 years experience.
*Military or para-military experience would be an asset

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Tenders are hereby invited for suitably qualified Contractors to
undertake and complete the following works for the Demerara
Harbour Bridge, Peter's Hall, East Bank Demerara.

Lot #1 Cleaning, Blasting and Painting of One (1)
Large Pontoon
Lot #2 Fabrication of 25 Pairs Special Connecting

Tender documents can be uplifted at the DHBC Office, Peter's
Hall, East Bank Demerara, following payment of a
non-refundable sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).

Tenderers must provide Valid Inland Revenue and National
Insurance compliance certificates and these must be
submitted with the Tender. Failure to do so will result in
automatic disqualification to Tender.

Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope, the LOT tender
for clearly marked on the top right-hand comer and deposited
in the Tender Box, Ministry of Public Works &
Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston by 14:00hrs on
Thursday, 17 February 2005.

Tenders will be opened immediately after on the said date
mentioned at the said Ministry. Trenderers or their
representative may be present at the opening of tender.

The Departmental Tender Board does not bind itself to accept
the lowest cr any tender.

General Manager

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Sfihdat~jchvonjolb-Fv.bruarVn OP2-0O5.

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EVERYTHING he suffered
andt enjoyed in real life be-
came a compelling index of
truth found in his numerous
cherished screen roles. More
than 100 films, of which in at
least 65, he took the leading
part. If you are lucky enough
to stumble upon any of
Mastroianni's films in -the
average video/DVD store, you
havy.dise-w nin values, in-
cluding sensuality and social
Mastroianni's sincerity and
charm as a person and actor is
rooted in the simple satisfaction
he felt with being from Italy,
and working with other artists
there, whose celebration yet
fierce criticisms of their nation
left the world brilliant influen-
tial examples of the art of

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. civilisation.
Mastroianni's career blos-
somed through his vivacious
collaboration with stunning Ital-
ian film directors like Visconti,
Ferrari, Felleni, De. Sica, Scola,
Antonioni, and the young Marco
Bellochio, and those' beautiful
but highly talented Italian ac-
tresses such as Sophia .Lowm.
Silunrnae,N'ionica Vitti, Laura
Antonelli as well as outstanding
actresses Anna Karina of
France, Fay Dunaway of
America and Sonia Braga of
Brazil. Working along with such
artists, Mastroianni projected
certain Baroque dramatic quali-
ties of introspection and tragic-
comedy, exuberance and sur-
In Mastroianni's first
major film 'White Nights' of

1957, directed by Visconti,
Mastroiauni established .a
lasting emotional rapport
with film viewers in. his lead
role as the solitary part-time
lover of a jilted suicidal girl
who reunites at the film's
end with the sinister man
who abandoned-bar TWho aU-
vefoped the theme of solitary
men of conscience 'who re-
spend to the needs of others,
yet remain outsiders to social
opportunism. From the start
with 'White Nights' which
was -adopted from a classic
short story by Dostoyevsky,
Mastroianni set out to make
great art and did. Even if the
character he plays loses, or
isleft defeated at the film's
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IN DENTISTRY, numerous
differences .in the.dento-
facial. .characteristics of
individuals are encountered
.so .that one is often moved to
wonder whether oral health,
as. a condition is inherited.
Even within a family, some
members have a high
prevalence of dental caries
while others may be caries
free. Such-observations make.
it difficult to answer the
question on the hereditary
basis of oral disease.
Regardless of abnormal or
normal individual states, how do
these differences come about?
To deal with this question it is
nece.vrtr examine a' specific
characteristic or disease in the
oral region, we often find it the
consequence of two principal
factors, genetic and
Both ABO blood type and
haemophilia are solely
determined by the action of
genes and no environmental
factors are involved.
Conversely, diseases like cholera
and AIDS can affect anyone
regardless of their genetic.
makeup. Asthma, however, is an
example of a disease thought to
have a genetic basis but which
requires certain environmental
factors such as climatic
conditions and pollens for'
Likewise, the sizes and

etc. Environmental factors may
alter the composition of genes,
which, when it occurs,.is known
as mutation. Cancer is a classical
ekanmiple of a condition caused
by gene mutation which is
triggered by an external.agent.
:,After the alteration
occurs ina' gene, the change
will' lbe. transmitted to
dqseendants.and that is why
there may be Certain
conditions such as hear
Disease ad diabetes that teh
shaoesof teeth And different ,to perpetuate In families.'
degrees of: suscepibility to. There. ate: mahy-dental 'ant

he Dentist Advises

tooth decay depend on both riasillo-facial diseases that arq
.genetic and envirplmenial mainly transmitted alonggeneti4
factors. Common diseases such lines. Dv0ring the years of my
as dental caries.and periodontal working at the Department of
(gum) disease are infectiousin Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery,
nature becAuse (he germ I can readily cite two common
responsible for tooth decay can examples; facial .ukeloid4
be transmitted from one (abnormal proliferation of scdr
person's mouth to another. tissue) is seeni almost
However, the problems are exclusively.in. &-sc ulratmopt
p often considered to be mainly exclusively in Indo-Guyanesec
eavm re-case, researchers are A study, published in the
convinced that the genetic Journal of Periodontology of
aspects that influence the degree December 2000 concludes that
of susceptibility should not .be approximately half of the
overlooked. variants in gum disease in the
The basic elemenIt in population can be attributed to
genetics is in the gene. It is genetic differences. There are a
found in the nucleus of every likely number'of genes that play
cell. A body containing many a role in susceptibility, and.
genes is a chromosome. Humans these may differ in different,
have 46 chromosomes in each races and ethnic groups. For
ceUl. Chromosomes are made in example, this author observed
pairs, which closely resemble that in the village of
each other. There are 23 such Paramakatoi, while multiple
pairs of which one concerns'sex. decayed teeth are.very common
One of a set of chromosome among that Amerindian
corners from one of either parent. .community, the prevalence of
Each of the thousands of genes 'gum disease e is low.
is responsible for a specific So one can say with a fair
attribute. For example, there is degree of accuracy 'that you
a gene for the colour of the eyes,'. can blame your oral health
one for the shape of the nose, status partly on your parents.
one for the colour of the skin


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Sunday Chronicle February 6, 2005

AT THE empanelling of
jurors in a murder trial in 1954,
the accused, using their right to
object to any three jurors
without showing cause, and the
Prosecution doing likewise, left
only nine unchallenged jurors on
the panel. The panel must have
a complement of 12.
The three eminent defence
counsel objected to.a move by
Crown Counsel to invoke the
local ordinance which the
Crown had said provided for
the Registrar to choose persons
on the spot to make up the full
However, trial Judge Mr. H.
J. Hughes, after hearing
arguments by both sides, ruled
that there was an omission in the
local ordinance that provided
for the remedy and urged the
Prosecution to follow the
British Ordinance that made

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such a provision.
The prisoner. Karamat, was
convicted and sentenced to
death for killing two persons.
The other five accused were
acquitted. An appeal to the
Privy Council was dismissed.
The facts of the case in
relation to the peremptory
challenges and the exhausted
panel and the procedure
adopted revealed that the six
accused were indicted for
murder and each one exercised
the right of peremptorily
challenging three jurors. The
Crown exercised its right also of
peremptorily challenging three
jurors with the result that of the
panel of 30 jurors, only nine
were unchallenged.
Counsel for the Crown, Mr.
A. M. Edun, submitted that the
appropriate procedure, in such
a case, was contained in Section
39 of the Criminal Law
(Procedure) Ordinance, Chapter
18 and that ii was proper for
the Court, on request made by
the Crown, to command the
Registrar to name and appoint
other persons qualified to act as
jurors who were then present.
The three counsel Mr.
Lionel Luckhoo, Q.C., Mr. E. V.
Luckhoo (who later became
Chancellor of the Judiciary), and
Mr. Lloyd Luckhoo who each
represented two of the accused,
submitted that Section 39 had
no application where the full

panel of 30 jurors had appeared
but was exhausted by
challenges. It was argued that
the procedure of appointing
men present to make up a full
jury, only applied when a full
panel of 30 had not appeared.
Justice Hughes held: "The
procedure laid down in Section
39 of Chapter 18 is appropriate
only where the insufficiency in
the number of jurors is
occasioned by the persons
summoned to attend not
appearing. As no provision
existed in the local law regarding
the procedure to be adopted
when a full panel appeared but
was exhausted by challenges,
the procedure in England, to
wit, the withdrawal of the
challenge by the Crown, should
be followed."
Delivering his judgment,
Justice Hughes said: "The point
to be decided has arisen in
consequence of the exercise by
the Crown Prosecutor and by

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each of the six accused persons
of the maximum number of three
peremptory challenges to which
each is entitled. Of the panel of
30 jurors whose names have
been drawn in this case 21 -
have been peremptorily
challenged with the result that
three more jurors remain to be
selected to make the full jury, of
12 persons, with no waiting
juror unchallenged.
"The procedure to be
adopted, now that the panel is
exhausted, is the subject of
conflicting submissions by the
Crown Prosecutor on the one
hand, and by the three counsel
for the accused on the other.
"The Crown Prosecutor
maintains that the appropriate
procedure is contained in
Section 39 of the Criminal Law
(Procedure) Ordinance. Chapter
18. That section must be
examined closely and therefore
it is desirable to set it out in
1) Where a full jury
does not appear for the trial
of any issue, the Court, on
request made by the Crown,
shall command the Registrar
to name and appoint, as often
as required so many of other
men qualified to act as jurors
then present as will make up
a full jury, and the Registrar
shall, at the command of the
Court, return those men duly
qualified who are present or,

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can be found to serve on that
jury, and shall add their
names to the panel returned
by him and the Crown and
the accused person shall, in
that case, have their
respective challenges for
cause, but not otherwise, to
the jurors so added, and the
Court shall proceed to the
trial of every issue with those
jurors who were empanelled,
together with the talesmen so
added, in the same manner
as if all of them had been
returned by the Registrar in
the original panel.
(2) Where two or
more panels are returned, the
Registrar may, on a 'tales'
being awarded, return a juror
summoned on any one panel
as talesman to serve with the
jurors returned on any other
According to the Judge:
"The Crown Prosecutor submits
that the words "do not appear".
which occur in the first 13
words of the section, are to be
interpreted in a manner which
permits invoking, in the
circumstances of this case, the
procedure set out in that
section. In other words, that it
may be said 'a full jury' does
not appear when a deficiency of
jurors arises as a result of the
panel being exhausted through
the exercise of the right of
challenge, as in this case.
"It is further submitted by
the Crown Prosecutor that the
expression 'Where a full jury
does not appear for the trial of

any issue' refers, not to the
panel of 30, but to the jury of
12 who are to try a particular
issue and, in support of this
reference is made to the sentence
'If the panel is so far'exhausted
by challenges that a full jury is
not left, a fresh panel will be
returned' at paragraph 332 a
page 185 of the 33rd Edition
of Archbold's Criminal Pleading
Evidence and Practice in which
it is noted, the same expression
'a lull jury' occurs.
"With the submissions of
the Crown Prosecutor
mentioned above, none of the
three counsel for the accused
agrees. Their joint submission is
that the procedure set out it
Section 39 of Chapter 18 is to
be applied where a deficiency o:
jurors arises by reason of the
persons summoned to attend
not appearing, so to construe
the section, it is agreed, involves
reading into the section the
word 'panel' between the word
'jury' and 'do not appear' in the
first line.
"To adopt the
interpretation put forward by
the Crown Prosecutor, would,
it is submitted by defence
counsel, necessitate doing
violence to the ordinary and
accepted meaning of the word
'appear' as in this case it cannot
be said that a full jury have not
appeared for the panel of 30
answered to their names when
called. In this connection,
reference is made to the passage
'and if any of the persons
whose names are so drawn do



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not appear, or are challenged
and set aside' in Section 37 (1)
of Chapter 18 in which the
meaning of the word 'appear'
cannot be in doubt and in
which, too, a distinction is
clearly drawn between the
appearance and the challenging
of jurors. The submission is
that, as the local law is silent,
the procedure in England should
be followed.
"It has been stated that this
is the first occasion on which
this matter has come up for
consideration by a Court in this
colony, and as the point is one
of importance, 1I deemed it
desirable to give a written
Justice Hughes, in his
decision, went on to point out

that a comparison of the two
provisions at once brings to light
the fact that the draftsman of
the local section had omitted,
inter alia, a portion of the
English provision which, had he
included it, would not only have
removed any doubt whatever as
to the meaning of the section,
but would have specifically
made it applicable to a case like
the one under consideration.
He added: "The portion
to which I refer is 'or where,
after appearance of a full
jury, by challenge of any of
the parties the jury is likely
to remain untaken for
default of jurors'. When this
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Guyana Chronici




By Petamber Persaud

HIS love for literature
provided him with the love of
his life. Arthur James
Seymour had become inter-
ested in Elma Bryce because,
as he once declared, 'I had
realized that she had in her
memory more lines of
Milton's Lycidas than I had at
the time and- this. knowledge
first prompted my curiosity in
The marriage on July 31,
1937 of Arthur and Elma lasted
more than fifty years with only
death physically separating
them, a union that issued six chil-
dren, brought up an adopted
child and directly produced at
least two books, My Lovely
Native Land and Dictionary of
Guyanese Biography. (The lat-
ter is a landmark work in
Guyanese literature.) Seymour
immortalised that love and mar-
riage in some of the most deli-
cate romantic verses ever penned
by a Guyanese in a little known
collection entitled Love Songs,
Seymour's love for literature
and reading started much further
back. When he was approaching
seven, something happened
which he described as his 'sec-
ond vivid recollection: one day,
a box of books was delivered to
the gallery of the house and was
opened to reveal 20 volumes of
a series edited by Arthur Mee
called The Books of Knowl-
edge'. This led to him confess-
ing, 'before I became eleven I was
reading everything I could put
my hands upon'.
This avid reading constrained
him to express himself, leading
to the. other level of literacy -
writing. Seymour was a prolific
writer who started keeping a di-
ary at age 22 because 'biography
and autobiography have not been
the strong suits in
AngloCaribbean bibliography'
and because he had the urge 'to
write primarily- as a means of
This desire to write also
stemmed from his discovery of
'the element of creativity in my-
self and was intent on protect-
ing and developing that gift' and
he wanted 'a fuller deeper under-
standing of the workings' of his
Forthwith, he borrowed
books from Guy de Weever on
short story writing. But after'
only winning a few local compe-
titions, he realized from measur-
ing his efforts against the mod-
els of Maupassant and 0. Henry,
that he wasn't making the break-
through that was necessary. So
he gave up writing of short fic-
tion turning to poetry. In August
1936, he. wrote his first poem,
going on to perfect his craft by
reading everything available on
poetry in the library, sometimes
spending three to four hours
reading such books on the sea-
wall. His early efforts were
kindly endorsed by Walter
McArthur Lawrence.
In 1937, when he was only
23 years of age, he published his
first book of poems, Verse.
M9rPp.,ems, pame optU
,19 4.,,'follow.e4 by er Guiana.
' Cldoud, u944, and Sun's in ru

Blood, 1945. Since then, his po-
etry has been translated into
French, Spanish, Portuguese,
German, Russian, Chinese and
Hindi. In Australia, one of his
poems is taught in Braille. At
least ten were put to music and
placed into the national reper-
Seymour's other books of
poetry include Six Songs, Se-
lected Poems which he pub-
lished in 1965 to mark his 50th
birthday, Monologue and Images
of Majority among others.
His poetry, essays, autobi-
ographies and other genres of
writing effectively mapped the
course of his life and the history
of the development of a
Guyanese literature. Such a map
includes gems like Introduction
to Guyanese Writing, and The

21. -

Making of Guyanese Literature
and all his autobiographical
books: Growing up in Guyana,
Pilgrim Memories, Family Im-
promptu, Thirty Years a Civil
Servant and The Years in Puerto
Rico and Mackenzie. His books
of literary criticism like A Sur-
vey of West Indian Literature
and Studies in West Indian Po-
etry helped to define a Caribbean
literature. A bibliography of his
writing compiled by the Na-
tional Library was 100 pages
long! That was in 1974, more
than 30 years ago! A matter of
immense interest is that almost
all his books were published lo-
Poet, literary critic, radio
programmer/broadcaster, an-
thologist, 'nativist publisher'
and cultural historian, A. J.
Seymour was born on Janu-
ary 12, 1914, grew up in
Georgetown, but spent many
delightful August school holi-
days in New Amsterdam, in
the neighbourhood of N. E.
Cameron, Jan Carew, Wilson
Harris, the Abbensetts and
Edgar Mittelholzer.
He started his education at
Blackman's School on Regent
Street across the road from
home, and then moved to St.
Phillip's School, Smythe Street
before going across to the Colle-
giate High School, Camp and
Bent Streets. At the Guianese
Academy headed by N. E.
Cameron, he won the Govern-
ment Junior Scholarship to en-
ter Queen's College. Apart from
his academic pursuit, he played
halfback in the football team, a
position that suited his stocky
nature, a characteristic inherent
from birth where he weighed a
whopping 14 pounds.
Seymour entered the world
of work at the General Post Of-
fice in the Mails Branch where
he was known as a man of let-
ters writing and publishing his
poetry. This working experience
came at a time when there was
rank class discrimination but so-
cial and political changes were at
. aind, ifpmn which ie Jeventually
One such change was when

the Colonial Office implemented
one of the more important rec-
ommendations of the West India
Royal Commission Report that
governments of the region
'should adopt a much more posi-
tive policy of bringing their
points of view before the mass
of the people, and of explanation
in sufficiently plain terms the
reasons which lie behind their
decisions'....This ledito the for-
mation of the Bureau of Public
Information in 1942 of which
Seymour was an integral part
until 1962, moving from volun-
teer status to Chief Information
The 40s was a fertile period
of Seymour's life. This new ap-
pointment with the bureau led
him to research the history and
folklore of Guyana and dissemi-
nate his findings through a radio
programme Uncle Jim and his
niece, Maggie. A book Dictio-
nary of Guyanese Folklore was
a direct result of that study. The
project also provided him with
additional material for his poetic
development and other literary
In 1943 when the British
Guiana Union of Cultural Clubs
was organised, Seymour was
named Honorary Secretary. This
group was headed by N. E.
Cameron who was the first per-
son to publish a collection of
Guyanese poems. The name of
that landmark work is Guianese
Poetry published in 1931.
Seymour was also part of and
main mover of a number of other
literary groupings including the
British Guiana Writers Associa-
tion which came into being on
December 28, 1944. the
Diogenes Club, discussing es-
says, and The Library Commit-
tee of which the late Cheddi
Jagan was a member. He also
played a vital role in a number
of organizations dealing with na-
tional development; (just to
name a few): Chairman of the
Standing Committee for Preser-
vation and Protection of Histori-
cal Monuments and Archaeologi-
cal Sites, Acting Chairman of the
Board of Film Censors, Vice
Chairman of the British Guiana
Tourism Committee, Acting
Chairman, Public Free Library
Committee, Chairman, Guyana
Textbook Committee....
In 1946, he started editing
Kykoveral an important journal
in the fine literary tradition of its
counterparts in the Caribbean
namely Bim of Barbados and
Focus of Jamaica.
Wherever he went or lived,
he found himself in the environ-
ment of a literary nature. In
Puerto Rico, as a cultural pro-
moter with the Caribbean
Organisation, he discovered
there was much more to Carib-
bean writing than Anglophone
Caribbean literature as he came
into contact with Dutch, French
and' Spanish writings. During a
30-day.sea trip ron the 'Marine

Marlin', he formed a cultural
group and. started a magazine!
He was never at sea when it
comes to literature. In the U.K.
he met with T.S. Elliot and C. S.
Lewis. While living in
Mackenzie, he was visited by
Andrew Salkey, John LaRose
and Beryl McBurnie (this is re-
corded by Salkey in his
Georgetown Journal).
Seymour was an able cul-
tural organiser evident in the suc-
cess of expansive and elaborate
events like The History and
Culture Week, 1954, to
Carifesta, 1972.
Despite his active public life,
he spent quality time with the
family largely due to the fact it
was a highly religious family as
described by his wife, Elma, in
her autobiography, A Goodly
Heritage. It could be said that re-
ligion was like literature and vice
versa to him; Seymour's life was
a personification of those two
In public and private he was
generous. The many anthologies
he produced attested to his con-
cern for development of other
writers, ensuring their work
reach a public. Such collections
as Treasury of Guyanese Po-
etry, The Miniature Poets, and
Independence Ten Guyanese
Writing were stepping stones to
many emerging writers who
eventually became big names in
local and world literature.
In 1970, he was honoured by
his country with the Golden Ar-
row of Achievement. In 1993, he
was awarded an Honorary Doc-
tor of Letters Degree by the
University of the West Indies.
Guyana and the Caribbean
owe him a great debt of grati-
tude for his pioneering work in
the field of literature, well de-
fined by lan McDonald 'he be-
gan when everything was still to
be done... the work done at the
beginning is the least seen but
the most important part'!
Arthur James Seymour died
on December 25, 1989, hoping
(through his autobiographies)
that some academic at the uni-
versity will continue his schol-
arship in Guyanese literature.
'There runs a dream' for
'tomorrow belongs to the

* Seymour's autobiographies
* Elma Seymour's A Goodly
Heritage (a timely gift from Ian
* AJS at 70 edited by Ian
* personal meetings with AJ
during Creative Writing Courses'
staged by the National History
and Arts Council, 1976
* material collected during a
live radio programme on NCN
radio, produced by Stan
Gouveia on January 12, 2004
with a panel that included Ian,
McDonald, Al Creighton and
this author.


BARRY Svendsen saved a
leatherback turtle nesting
beach on the Caribbean is-
land of St. Kitts without let-
ter-writing campaigns, lobby-
ists, scientific exhibits or law-
He used rocks.
People were driving on the
beach at all hours, keeping the
turtles from nesting, the St.
Kitts resident and self-described
"scuba mon" told the 25th an-
nual International Sea Turtle
Symposium this month in Sa-
vannah, Ga.
So Svendsen started rolling
boulders from an eroding hillside,
at the rate of 10 a day, for two
whole years until he'd formed
barriers at each end of the two-
mile beach. At first people took
the rocks away, he said. "But
then they gave up." And the
leatherbacks resumed what
they'd been doing for oh, a mil-
lion centuries.
Twenty-five years ago, with
sea turtle science in its infancy,
homegrown approaches like
Svendsen's dominated the talk at
this convention, which then at-
tracted a few dozen biologists.
They theorised about turtles
but also coughed up practical
ways of protecting them -
"scuba mon" solutions that re-
lied more on pluck than grants.
"That's how all these
programmes started," said Peter
C.H. Pritchard, an Oviedo scien-
tist who has headed a Guyana
project since the 1960s. "That's
the fun stage."
These days, sea turtle con-
servation is an expanding, mul-
tinational, multimillion-dollar en-
terprise, with university pro-
grams producing annual crops of
trained turtle specialists.
This year's symposium at-
tracted nearly 1,000, many of
whom had attended last year's in
Costa Rica, and 2003's in Ma-
laysia. They come to hear which
populations are doing well and
which are imperiled. This year,
there was bad news for green
turtles in Australia (a major nest-
ing beach is disappearing) and
good hews for greens in Syria (a
major nesting beach was discov-
ered). And they take in the big
picture, because sea turtles are
world travellers. what happens
on distant shores can affect the
populations they study.
The big picture, though, is
something of a split screen.
In Savannah, vendors
hawked satellite tags that, at
$2,000 a pop, help well-funded
scientists track the coordinates
of a single animal looping the
North Atlantic gyre. Only a few
feet away, S.F. Wesley of
Gujarat. India. stood by a poster
that illustrated his own plight -

people scooping too many olive
ridley eggs off his research beach
and eating them. They weren't
even treating them as a delicacy,
Wesley said. "They're boiling
them and making omelets."
Svendsen said poaching is a
problem on St. Kitts, too.
Though he dutifully attended
talks with titles like 'Spatio-
Temporal Structure in a Green
Turtle Feeding Ground in the
Gulf of Guinea: Searching for
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Genetic Evidence', they were
only so helpful to him.
"A lot of this was very
high-tech and cool," he said,
"but I'm really on a grass-roots
Robin Trindell, a biologist
with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Commission attending her
first turtle symposium, said sto-
ries like Svendsen's and Wesley's
helped her gain perspective.
"In other places, they're
eating these things. All we're ask-
ing is for people to close their
blinds," she said.

It would be simplistic to say
sea turtle conservation is done
well by rich nations and poorly
by developing ones. Jim Spotila,
a biologist at Drexel University
in Philadelphia, listed the 10
best and 10 worst turtle coun-
tries in his new coffee-table
book. 'Sea Turtles', which he
signed copies of in Savannah.
The United States got high


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narks, but so did Brazil and gists' slick PowerPoint and
Mexico; wealthy Japan was video presentations (simulta-
munong the worst. neously translated, no less, by
Florida, with its monitored teams of interpreters), that if
md protected population of log- one had to be an endangered
erhead turtles, has watched species, one would want to be a
testing drop steadily for six sea turtle.
/ears and, one biologist sug- There are only eight species
tested, it might not have much of sea turtles, and 1,000 biolo-
to do with coastal development, gists working with them. There
or condominium lights, or other are 300-plus species of freshwa-
familiar culprits. ter and land turtles and half of
It may result from a harm- those, according to the World
Conservation Union, are "criti-
cally endangered," that is, facing
Yet there are only about 100
biologists trying to tackle that
problem. Why?
"Easy," said Chuck Schaffer,
--- a University of North Florida
undergraduate who studies both
S 'kinds of turtles. "Money. After
25 years, marine turtle research
is very well-funded."
Universities now offer
classes in sea turtle science, he
said, "and young people have
openings." Plus, he said, the
choice between "a pristine beach,
,or a tick-infested swamp" is a
'- no-brainer.
... Grace Kwong, who is
working on her master's de-
gree at Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity, showed off her poster
00 v on turtle embryonic develop-
YTURTLE ment. "I've always kind of
liked marine turtles and
ful fishing practice in the Azores that's why I came to FAU," she
islands off Portugal, where the said. Kwong said she thinks
Florida loggerheads spend their she'll find work in sea
youth. The University of turtles, "because there's not a
Florida's Alan Bolten, who made lot of people doing embryol-
news at the conference by sug- ogy."
gesting the Azores link, said the They're doing just about ev-
United States "needs to work erything else, though and for
persuasively with all the long- endangered critters, marine
line fisheries abroad," before it's turtles are guinea pigs in an aw-
too late. "We really need to have ful lot of experiments. During
an international community" one presentation, a presenter
taking steps, he said. "We don't showed a harness he had made
want to wait until this popula- to study a turtle's directional
tion needs heroic measures to sense as it paddled in midair. The
save it." audience laughed at the sheer
Kartik Shanker, an ecolo- cuteness of it all.
gist in Bangalore, India, faces Turtles' sensory abilities,
an unenviable host of third- navigational methods, sight,
world and first-world pres- hearing, sense of smell, and the
sures in his efforts to con- composition of their eggshells
serve olive ridleys. were among the subjects of
Fishing trawlers and gill nets nearly 400 talks and posters
drown or entangle the adults, and presented over three days, many
in the last decade about 100,000 of them as much about physics,
dead ridleys have washed up on chemistry or genetics as turtles.
Shanker's study beaches. Many The especially jargon-laden
more die, he said, but they sink were too much for George Garris,
in the ocean, a former refuge manager for the
People also eat them even U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in
the ones he and his assistants South Carolina. Garris is retired,
have tagged. Feral dogs and pigs but paid his own way -to
pillage the nests. "These guys Savannah to catch up with
are nasty predators," he said. friends and keep tabs on turtle
Lately, with India's issues.
economy growing and its middle "Twenty-fi i. years ago, this
class expanding, beach armoring was like a family getting
and coastal development have together," he said, remembering
added widespread erosion and one meeting held at picnic tables
lighting problems to Shanker's in a Jacksonville park. "It kind
list of woes. of exploded after a while. It's
In December, the South overwhelming now because of all
Asian tsunami killed one of the people," Garris said, adding
Shanker's field assistants, "a that he was "puzzled" by all the
young married guy with a daugh- high-tech stuff. "But it makes all
ter." Another assistant survived the old people feel good to see
for days, he said, on a floating these young people carry it on."
tree. But all the money and all
the attention have not
EIGHT SPECIES, 1,000 diminished the need. South
BIOLOGISTS Carolina's turtles, he pointed
Even amid stories like out, have gotten scarcer each
Shanker's, onenmight stiWget thie' year siiyce the 'symposium
feeling, watching dd Dof bible 'be an.


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CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Bipat
known as Buddy and Guitree, who celebrated their 13th
wedding anniversary on February 2. Greetings from their
four loving sons, Sanjay, Vijay, Petam and Suraj, other
relatives and friends. May God continue to shower his richest
blessings on them.


HAPPY anniversary greetings are extended to Mr. and Mrs.
Compton Peters who celebrated their 33rd wedding
anniversary on Monday January 31. Greetings from their
children, parents, other relatives and friends who wish them
a long life, happiness and God's richest blessings. I

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GREETINGS are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Bu;
celebrated their third wedding anniversary on -
Greetings from their two loving daughters, D.,
Danesia Burrowes of the USA, mothers Judith a,
brothers, Rawle, Hugh and Paul, sisters Samant
and Odessa, other relatives and friends who .
long life together. May God's blessings be witi

BEST wishes are extended to Frederick and Waveney
Solomon of Nabaclis Village, East Coast Demerara, who
celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on January 29.
Greetings from their six children and 10 grandchildren.

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Sunday Chronicle February 6, 2005

A a o A"s

By Terence Roberts

Maestro of ...

(From page IV)
end, it is Mastroianni who
wins, it is he who is the real
character that survives and
inspires and interests us.
This is communicated by
some of Mastroianni's great-
est films, liM e 'White Nights',
'La D,'--'e Vita', 'The
Stranger', 'Yesterday, Today
and Tomor-ow', 'Divorce, Ital-
ian Style', 'Family Diary',
'Wife-M .ress', 'City of
Women' 'Dark Eyes', and
even one- of his latest films
'Pret-a- 'orter'.
But it is 'La Dolce Vita' of
1959 which made Mastroianni
an overnight star. How
Mastroianni was picked by
Frederico Felleni, one of Italy's
most fascinating film makers, to
play the unforgettable role of a
sensitive, lively, and intellectu-
ally curious Roman journalist
has gone down in film history.
Donald Dewey in his profound
1993 biography of Mastroianni
records the first hilarious en-
counter between Felleni and
Mastroianni. One day,
Mastroianni's phone rings and
he picks up, answering with the
usual Italian word, 'Pronto', his
voice eager for job opportunities
and professional successes.
Fellini, at the other end, intro-
duces himself, then says: "I tele-



phoned you because 1 need a
face with no personality like
yours. Mastroianni. feeling in-
sulted but also eager to work
with the great Fellini, agrees to
meet him and arrives with his
lawyer like a true professional
actor. Behaving like a serious
artist, he immediately asks to
see the film script. Felleni turns
to an assistant beside him and
asks for 'the stuff'. The assis-
tant hands Mastroianni a pile of
pages, all of which are blank, ex-
cept for one sheet with a draw-
ing of a man whose penis
reaches all the way down to the
bottom of the sea. Mastroianni.
feeling like a complete idiot. but
realising that Fellini is really
showing him a different ap-
proach to film-making, manages
to act as if this is normal and
replies: "Okay, it's interesting.
I'll do it."
The rest as they say, is his-
tory. 'La Dolce Vita' (The
Sweet Life) went on to become
one of the world's greatest
films. Three hours of fascinat-
ing life in Rome with bustling
cafes, nightclubs, free-spirited
young bohemian women, black
and white, poor people, rich
people, intellectual, photogra-
phers, film stars, etc., engaged
in brilliant intellectual encoun-
ters and escapades.
Fellini's unorthodox ap-

proach to filmn-making inspired
Mastroianni to develop a unique
style of acting which was linked
directly to the Director's
wishes, and the character to be
portrayed,. rather than what was
written in the film-script. His
erudite and cultured personality
absorbed avant-garde writers
like Chekhov, Dostoyevsky.
Luigi Pirandello, and Albert
Camus, utilising their gift for
surprise and unusual plots,
Mastroianni was always sym-
pathetic to the plight of social
outcasts, the poor. and non-
In his brilliant 1970s fil. 'A
special day' with Sophia Loren.
he plays an anti-fascist gay man
who collects neglected avant-
garde paintings in 'Le Grande
Bouffle', an incredible master-
piece, we see him quite at ease
with his daughter's black Afri-
can boyfriend. In 'Gabriela' he
travelled to Brazil starring next
to sensual Brazilian mullata ac-
tress Sonia Braga in a delightful
film, in the late 60s he went to
England and starred next to the
late Guyanese actor. Raijohn
Mastroianni left us the
legacy of a true artist, a man
who, despite his success and
fame, refused to put on celeb-
rity airs, or regard acting as a
special status. He rejected all



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fickle and silly social prejudices
often disguised as decency.
When Hollywood tried to buy
Mastroianni by inviting him to
meet influential guests at a
party in his honour thrown by
producer Joseph E. Levine,
Mastroianni quickly exiled,
leaving a brief note for Mr.
Levine which read: "Mr. Levine,
I'm going back to New York,

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F... you and F... Hollywood."
Mastroianni was so respected
worldwide as an artist the inci-
dent never damaged his career.
The ability of Mastroianni
to make us understand and en-
joy our human limitations and
anxieties created unique films of
indelible human value. He
mopped up our tensions and
fears, while revealing the shal-

low power of social ideologies.
His humanity was expressed in
such diverse film roles that we
cannot categorise or diminish
him. His was an artistic position
on the side of humanity's
unprejudicial potential.
There is an Italian word
for such beautiful personali-
ties and outstanding artists:

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MASTROIANNI as the concerned and sensitive young lawyer in a troubled modern family
in the unforgettable film 'Family Diary'.

(From page VII)
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abundantly clear that these opening words refer to deficiency brought about by .a failure of
jurors to attend and it is accordingly no less clear than the opening words of the local section
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in the local law regarding the procedure to be adopted in the instant case and therefore I
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S-Chapter 80:02 requiredd ;ts sbmit-inthtly-Consumption Tax fturmns in
quadtuplicate: (diaether sales have tlaen place or not) on te prescribed forrti 3
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S the monthfollowingthe end of the calendar month to which the return relates, along
with a statement and/or copies of the relevant bills.

NB: January2005, Consumption Tax Returns must be submitted and taxes paid
on orbefore Tuesday 15th February, 2005.

Manufacturers are reminded that failure to submit Consumption Tax Returns and
make payments by the specified date of the month, will result in a fine of twenty five
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Storing cabbage at ambient temperatures will result in a gradual loss
of green chlorophyll pigment and yellowing of the outer leaves. Cabbage
is'also sensitive to ethylene, ;which causes both le fydllowing and leaf
abscission (Figure 16).:Adequate ventilatiodiduring storage is important
' to maintain very low ethylene'leVels in the storing area; In addition, cabbage should not be stored in close
proximity with fruit which emit high amounts of ethylene. ,
Black leaf speck, also called pepper spot is a disorder commonly observed on heads 1hich have been
in storage, although symptoms cnm be founding the field op over-mature heads. Symptoms begin with the
.development of individual, specks, -randorlily distributed over the leaf. The -black specks result from
discolourationn and collapse of tissue surrouritling the natural openings stomataa) in the leaves. Initially the
specks are minute in size,b ut they may develop further in storage and coalesce into lesions as large as 2
mm (0.08 in) in diameter. Symptoms can often be seenwell into the center ofAth," 1 re",l as, plant
is unknown, high rates of fertilizer an ctrt,-r-~..u.ai.ci'-tmperatures enhance development. Ethiylene
susceptibility I'.--.... pie t or black leaf speck. Both heading-type and Chinese cabbage cultivars
vary widely in their, susceptibility to this disorder. High rates of potassium in the soil have been shown
to significantly reduce the severity of the disease.
Breakage of the outer midribs of the cabbage often occurs due to rough harvesting and
handling practices. The damaged midribs often discolour and turn brown. They are also very
susceptible to postharvest decay. The knidribs of over-mature heads are more susceptible to
breakage or cracking.

8 Business Development Officer
\ and Assistant Registrar (MED)

THE CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (CXC), the regional examining body,
invites applications for the following posts located at its Headquarters in Barbados.
21 Do you have the capacity to identify and develop new. business opportunities?.-
21 Do you have strong organisational and leadership skills?.
Ef' Are you able to take initiative and work in a fast-paced environment?
Ef Are you interested in working for a leading regional organisation?
If you answered YES to the above questions and you are desirous of joining a team of
professionals from across the region, then CXC is looking for you as its Business
Development Officer.
The successful candidate will be responsible Tor devising a strategy for nbewbusiness -
and coordinating the development, and provision of new products and services. To
achieve this, the candidate will be required to'undertake substantial research-, network
with other institutions and key shareholders, and prepare technical reports and funding
proposals. A two-year contract position, which may be renewed at the discretion of
CXC., is being offered. .
Applicants should- have-.a post-graduate degree in business, a sound knoiwedge of:
educational developments regionally and internationally and relevant experience in
business development and marketing. A proven ability to prepare project proposals and -
technical reports as well as to conduct surveys andcoordinate research will also be
Applicants should have a post-graduate degree in Educational Testing, Measurement
and Evaluation or Curriculum with Measumment, at least threeyears' experience in
teaching -and assessment at the upper econdary or tertiary Vlevel. Experience in
teaching h d atsessingr Inustril Ats tr- d subaectsw ealt *b -' -
the succesMsful andidate will -be sponsible for '.oevelap ng ts, evaluation
procedures and istrunents to measure peformance and ach*ven-nt of students in
the Caribbean;.ensunng t velopnmnt and mainfnanoe of ismtianks fir assigned
sub~ets. Provdingtecnical and administrative support to committees that prepare
syllabuses and tests for CXC's examinations; conducting research in measurement and
other related areas and providing technical assistance to institutions and member
Salary in the scale:- BDS$54.855 x 2,064 71, 367 (Q.B.)# X 2.064 79,623 per
annum. In addition, allowances for entertainment of BDS$270 per month, travel of
BDS$484 per month and housing of 20% of basic salary are payable. The CXC also
offers an attractive benefits package including group pension, life and health insurance
schemes. Further details on CXC and the requirements for these posts are
available on its website: www.cxc.org
Applications, marked "Confidential" accompanied by a curriculum vitae, documentary
evidence of qualifications, and the names, addresses and telephone/Tax numbers!e-
mail addresses of three referees should be sent no later than February 21, 2005 to:
The Registrar, Caribbean Examinations Council, The Garrison, St. Michael,
Barbados, West Indies. (Attention: Personnel Division). Fax (246) 228-9442.
Applicants resident in Jamaica should send applications to the Pro-Registrar,
Caribbean Examinations Council, Western Zone Office, Caenwood Centre, 37
Arnold Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, West Indies, for onward transmission to
S..Only short-listed applicants wiMbe contacted.


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Guyana Municipal Governance and Management Program (MGMP)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) with support from the
Canadian Government will be implementing a five-year project to strengthen
local governance and management in Guyana. It has been developed through
a series of meetings between FCM and Guyaneseofficials beginning in August
2000. FCM Will implement the Guyana Municipal Governance and
Management Program (MGMP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Local
Government and Regional Development (MLGRD) and the Municipalities of
Linden, Georgetown, Corriverton, Rose Hall, New Amsterdam and Anna
Regina. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is seeking to hire the
services of a Finance Administrative Manager.
Manages team and/or resources to achieve defined areas of
Control of day-to-day financial activity
Interpretation of financial information; provision of advice to FCM
Program Director, Finance Manager and Program Manager
Interprets and analyses reports for their area and for senior managers
through out the organization
Manages and/or contributes to project work
Produces reviewed procedure
Support to the Program Manager with all human resource
development functions, ensuring adherence to MGMPs Human
Resource priorities. This includes workforce planning, recruitment of
staff, use of the performance management system, annual training
needs analysis, annual salary review and application of disciplinary
procedures as necessary.
Ensure effective Human Resource administration including timely
contract preparation and renewals; maintenance of staff and
consultant files; maintenance of HRM Information System; monitoring
of leave applications and medical claims; monitoring changes in
national labour, health and safety regulations and advising where
MGMP's policies and procedures need to adapt for compliance.
Recognised accounting qualification.
At least 3 years experience managing the full range of financial
services to an organization, ideally with at least 2 years in the
International or public sector.
Proven knowledge and experience of computerized systems,
preferably with accounting packages
Ability to delegate, coach and develop staff. Ability to manage
competing tasks. Donor reporting experience
o., Commitment to the aims and objectives of MGMP and to the principles
of equity and justice
Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills.
The Finance/Admin Manager will work under the direction of MGMP Program
A detailed Job Description can be uplifted from MGMP's Office at the
address given below.
Applications must be sent to the attention of the Program Manager,
Municipal Governance and Management Program, C/O the Guyana
Program Support Unit, 56 Main and New Market Streets, Georgetown,
Guyana, not Iatpr.than February 11,2005. .......

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THE recent rains and
the floods that fol
lowed have disrupted
people's lives in a way that
third party on-lookers can never
understand. Those who have not
actually felt the anguish associ-
ated with the destruction of
prized possessions cannot begin
to comprehend the torpor and
the despondency that envelops
those who suffer. For me, the
worst emotion with which I had
to deal was/is that sense of help-
lessness, that inability to stop
the rising waters which de-
stroyed valued property, even
as we dumbfoundedly look on
at nature wreaking its havoc.
Pet owners have been con-
sistently calling up, requesting
advice on how best to protect
their animals. GSPCA members
were insisting that the Society
should come forward with pro-
posals to safeguard the nation's
animal. Well, let's face it, the
questions were really just re-
flective of a panic that was set-
ting in. The truth is that there
are no super-scientific answers.
Common sense brings the best
solutions. Simply put, the ani-
mals have to be placed on higher
ground on the roadside, on the
verandahs of homes, on roof
tops. Farmers, known for their
practical solutions to problems
would have moved, as much as
possible, livestock to safer ha-
vens. Some farmers even slaugh-
tered their animals before death
could step in. In some cases,
however, animals died before
remedial action could be taken.
Wheat middlings, rice bran, co-
pra meal, molasses and cut
grass must be introduced to their

animals' diet.
The GSPCA's Animal
Clinic and Shelter took in many
more animals than the facilities
could comfortably accommo-
date, even after the floors of
some of the kennels were sub-
merged. Since the Clinic staff
were themselves marooned, the
resident administratrix and some
available staff worked around
the clock to ensure that the ani-
mals placed in their care were
looked after. These workers un-
der the leadership of the Clinic's
manageress should be com-
mended for their efforts.
In the end, animals, pets in-

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eluded are dying. Some of
them are being killed on the
road as some uncaring mo-
torists cannot be bothered
about the companion ani-
mals and livestock seeking a
safe haven on the roads. This
is not a good reflection on
Guyanese who are generally
a caring people; not one of
our better moments.
We hope that this crisis
will soon come to end.
There is a message in all
this, since it is possible that this
debacle can recur. Preventative
measures must be established.
Pet owners must prepare them-
selves for the repeat eventual-
ity. Kennels must be built off the
ground at least to the height of
the just experienced flood level.
Dogs must be vaccinated against
heptospirous (that lethal rat
borne disease). Arrangements
should be made for friends/fam-
ily (in less affected areas or in
areas not prone to flooding) to
temporarily keep our compan-
ion animals.

Finally, the GSPCA must
receive more support so that
the Society can build more ken-
nels and employ more Field In-
spectors who can traverse
stricken areas collecting aban-
doned/stray animals, which are
most vulnerable, taking them to
safe havens where they can be
fed and kept secure.
When this crisis is over, we
expect that citizens will have the
vision, born of experience and
retrospect, to devise practical
methodologies to ensure that all
or at least the majority of pets
can be safe.
Please implement disease
preventative measures (vaccina-
tions, routine dewormings,
monthly anti-Heartworm medi-
cation, etc) and adopt-a-pet from
the GSPCA's Animal Clinic
and Shelter at Robb Street and
Orange Walk, if you have the
wherewithal to care well for the
animals. Also, find out more
about the Society's free spay
and neutering programme by
calling 226-4237.

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movement compromised; and they must be helped when they can no longer combat the
environmental hazards on their own.


Cookery Corner
Welcome to the 331st edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Shrove Tusday gets its name from the ritual of shriving, when the Christian faithful confessed
their sins to the local priest and received forgiveness before the Lenten season began. As far back
as 1000 AD, "to shrive" meant to hear confessions.
Historically, Shrove Tuesday also marked the beginning of the 40-day Lenten fasting period when
the faithful were forbidden by the church to consume meat, butter, eggs or milk. Ilowever, if a
family had a store of these foods they all would go bad by the time the fast ended on Easter Sunday.
What to do? Solution: use up the milk, butter and eggs no later than Shrove Tuesday. And so. with
the addition ofa little flour, the solution quickly presented itself in... pancakes. And lots of'em!
Today, the Shrove Tuesday pancake tradition lives on throughout Western Europe, thp United
States. Canada and Australia, but is most associated with the UK where it is simply known as
Pancake Day with a traditional recipe.
So this Shrove Tuesday why not try this traditional recipe, whatever religion you arc it's
nutritious and delicious!

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Plain flour- 100g (3/ oz)
Egg I
Butter melted, for frying

Salt pinch
Milk 300 ml (/2 pint)

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and break in
the egg. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the egg, incorporating the flour
from the edges of the well. Gradually add the milk, beating to form a
smooth batter. Heat an 18 cm (7 inch) non-stick frying pan, lightly
brushed with butter. When hot, pour in about 2 tablespoons of batter,
tilting the pan to coat the base evenly. Cook until the pancake moves
freely. Turn or toss and cook until golden. Repeat with the remaining
batter. Serves 4.
Lemon or lime pancakes- sprinkle pancake with lemon or lime juice and castersugar.
Orange pancakes melt 25g (I oz) butter. Beat in 2 tablespoons of marmalade,and 3 tablespoons of
fi-eshly squeezed orangejuice. Serve hotas a sauce.
Also taste great drizzled with chocolate sauce or spread with your favourite jam.

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00005
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Portion of title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown Guyana
Publication Date: February 6, 2005
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.
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No..9881 SUNAFBUR ,20 SSIB:MqiTW^E A A ASA'a.
'PRCE ;10

A bite a day
SYDNEY (Reuters) Australians have been warned:
angry arachnids are heading indoors.
Scientists say Australia's hot, humid and wet
surmmner has had a bad effect on common, but potentially
deadly, redback ;piders.

Normally found in outdoor sheds, gardens and under roofs, the
cantankerous creepy-crawlies are seeking shelter indoors in tropical
Queensland and New South Wales, two of Australia's biggest states.
"There has been rain and winds which push falling leaves into
the roof gutters, destroying their web. This leaves them no other
option but to come down into the house," said Queensland Museum
arachriologi Rober Raen.

Bites have.been recorded at a rate of one a day, he said.

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BOATWAY: residents ride the flood waters for a
meeting with President Bharrat Jagdeo at the school
at Gordon Table in the Mahaicony River yesterday.
(Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

'One of the things we need to do...is t
support in the schools. to have the teachers
some of the diseases that will occur...'
PAHO Head Dr Bei
Coping after the floods:


women must I

special focus
UN agency
'...if kids start crying because they are a
water, the teacher should not panic...'
UNICEF Resident Representative Mari


Lula visit set to bo
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WITH an end in sight to flood
waters in several East Coast
Demerara villages, officials
in the emergency response
programme are turning their
attention to trying to stem
the flood tide in farmlands
and communities along the
Mahaica and Mahaicony
Water released into the
already swollen rivers from the
East Demerara Water
Conservancy (EDWC) to ease
the pressure on the fragile
conservancy dam has swept
through the agricultural districts
in Mahaica and Mahaicony,
destroying rice and other crops.
Farmers have also suffered
heavy livestock losses and
President Bharrat Jagdeo
yesterday travelled to meet
residents in the flood-hit
communities along the rivers.
He told them that the

government had not neglected
them but had to give priority to
the East Coast Demerara
because of the flood
"If the (EDWC) dam had
collapsed it would have
resulted in the release of 20
billion gallons of water which
would have flooded
Georgetown to Mahaicony," the
President stressed.
He added: "We were aware
of what was happening in
Mahaica/Mahaicony but needed
to focus on saving lives on the
East Coast Demerara."
Two Dutch experts
dispatched here by the United
Nations in the wake of the
devastating floods which hit
dozens of coastal communities
last month, are warning that the
fragile EDWC dam must be
strengthened before the next
rainy season in May/June.


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They have concluded that
this is a priority to avoid a
repeat of the flood disaster and
are urging that all involved cut
the red tape to get the job done
in time.
The two engineers, Olaf
Van Duin and Ms. Nisa
Nurmohamed, who have
completed a technical study of
the EDWC and the drainage and
irrigation system on the East
Coast Demerara, say the
implementation and completion
of short-term work on the
conservancy dam must be
Van Duin told the Chronicle
that the decision to discharge
excess water from the
conservancy into the Mahaica
River was a wise move because
if this was not done the dam
might have collapsed and the
consequences would have been

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Officials yesterday said the
discharge from the EDWC has
stopped because the water level
in the conservancy was at the
acceptable level.
They said the water level
continued to drop in still
flooded East Coast Demerara
villages and four heavy duty
pumps now due here this
morning would accelerate the
drainage process.
The pumps, three provided

by the Trinidad and Tobago
Government and one by the
United States Agency for
International Development
(USAID), were to have been
flown here from Miami last
week but were delayed by
shipping problems, officials
Transport and Hydraulics
Minister Anthony Xavier
yesterday said the pumps
would be deployed where they

are most needed and could be
sent to help drain off flood
waters in Mahaica-Mahaicony
if not required on the East
On his tour yesterday, Mr.
Jagdeo said the government was
prepared to help save crops
where this was possible.
He said if farmers can get
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THE government yesterday
continued its massive medi-
cal outreach programme to
flood-hit communities with
Health Minister Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy visiting
Bachelor's Adventure,
Enmore and Haslington on
the East Coast Demerara.
The Government Informa-
tion Agency (GINA) said the
aim of the minister's visit was
to highlight the Doxcycline
treatment and ensure persons
are taking measures to prevent
Leptospirosis infection.
The first stop was at the
Wesleyan Church at Bachelor's
Adventure where he distributed
Doxcycline pills to residents.
The minister explained to
them how the pill should be used
and the importance of taking it,
the agency said.
He urged all the parents to
keep children out of the flood
waters since they are most vul-
nerable to diseases and infec-
Members of the church have

set up a soup kitchen for per-
sons affected by the flood and
who are staying at shelters in
the villages.
Cynthia Peters, a volunteer,
said the kitchen serves more
than 600 persons daily.
The second stop was at the
Enmore Poly Clinic where the
staff has been working around
the clock for the past week
getting the centre back in
Nafeez Yohan, a nurse at the
clinic, said staff began attending
to residents on Wednesday and
work has been ongoing since.
She told GINA that all the
services provided at the clinic
are free.
Ramsammy on Friday
night said there were two
confirmed cases of dengue fe-
ver and two persons were be-
ing tested for the disease.
He told the Chronicle that
dengue fever will occur since
this is obvious in any flood situ-
ation, adding that there were no
confirmed cases of Hepatitis A,

Pneumonia or Bronchitis which
are also common in the wake of
Ramsammy said there were
no deaths in the past 24 hours
. at the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation (GPHC) and
only two persons were admit-
ted.for suspected leptospirosis.
He said there were fewer
patient admissions at GPHC for
suspected leptospirosis and
private hospitals reported a
small number of patients with
the bacterial disease.
GINA said East Coast resi-
dents yesterday thanked the
government for bringing relief to
them at a time when it was most
"I must say the govern-
ment is doing a good job. I
agree that everyone cannot be
met at the same time but the
President and his ministers
are trying their best to bring
relief and we accept that."
Cheryl Mc Pherson a resi-
dent of Bachelors Adventure
told GINA.

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The President said the
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avoid this kind of flooding,
which is resulting in huge losses
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to be reactivated, as the gravity
flow system is much more
effective than relying heavily on
pumps which has been the
practice for several years.
The President announced
that the government was setting
aside funds to help affected
farmers with seed paddy,
fertilizer, pesticides and fuel.
Immediate steps will be
taken to assess losses suffered
by farmers in a public manner
to ensure transparency, he said.
Farmers said a major irritant
was clearing weeds from
waterways and suggested that
these be cleared by machines or
chemical spraying, because
manual cleaning was ineffective.
The President said if they
could organise themselves and
provide a pontoon and machine

needed to clean the weeds, the'
government would provide
On the issue of chemical
spraying, he said he will ask his
Adviser on Science, Technology
and the Environment, Navin
Chandarpal to spearhead a
meeting with the Pesticides and
Toxic Chemicals Board (PTCB)
to determine whether it is a
policy not to use chemicals in
rivers or if it is because of
environmental concerns.
Chief Executive Officer
of the Mahaica/Mahaicony/
Abary Scheme, Rudolph
Gajraj said the PTCB had
advised against spraying
chemicals into rivers, while
farmers are contending that
they have been using
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By Shahid Gul Yusufzai

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters)
- Pakistan launched a relief
operation for 20,000 people
stricken by torrential rains in
the southwest, as floods and
avalanches killed over 260 na-
tionwide so far, officials said
There were more fa-
talities from avalanches in moun-
tainous areas of nearby parts of
Afghanistan and Indian-held
Kashmir, but it was Pakistan
that suffered most.
Authorities rushed in
thousands of troops to help
rescue efforts in the remote
province of Baluchistan. Local
government spokesman Razak
Bugti said 500 people were
missing after a dam burst late
Thursday.following the worst
deluge in 16 years.
Newspapers reported
officials saying thousands of
families in Baluchistan.

By Luke Baker

BAGHDAD (Reuters) A sui-
cide car bomber killed 18
people near a hospital south
of Baghdad yesterday amid a
__surge of violence by Iraq's
mostly Sunni Muslim insur-
gents ahead of Ashura, the
holiest festival on the
Shi'ite religious calendar.
The bomber drove his
vehicle toward local govern-
ment offices and a hospital in
the town of Musayyib. south-
west of Baghdad, but detonated
it outside blast walls protect-
ing the buildings. police said.
Most of the dead were civil-
Around 25 people
were- also wounded in the at-
tack. the second suicide car
bombing in as many days.
Violence, which
calmed briefly after Iraq's Janru-
ary 30. elections, has increased
in the past week in the build-
up to Ashura, which reaches its
climax next weekend.
Attacks on Shi'ite tar-

Pakistan's poorest province, had
lost their homes, crops and live-
Villages near the coastal
town of Pasni bore the brunt of
the destruction when waters
breached the Shadikor dam,
sweeping away people and
houses. Provincial minister Sher
Jan Baluch said the death toll
from the disaster had risen to 71.
Pasni lies about 800 km
(500 miles) south of the provin-
cial capital, Quetta. More than
40 people have been killed in
other rain-affected parts of the
President Pervez
Musharraf said he was going to
visit the area to personally take
"I will oversee relief
operations. A C-130 plane is
standing before me," Musharraf
told Geo Television from
Gawadar airport.
Officials said at least
five villages, home to around

gets on Friday seemed designed
to fuel sectarian tension. A sui-
cide bomber killed 13 people at
a mosque north of the capital
and gunmen killed nine at a
Baghdad bakery.
Sunni militants have
exploited religious rifts before to
try to fragment Iraq and
destabilise the U.S.-backed gov-
Insurgents also struck
in the southern city of Basra
yesterday. killing a senior judge,
Taha al-Amiri. as he drove to
work. It was the city's second
assassination in a week.
In Kirkuk. police
sources said they were hot on
the trail of Abu Musab al-
Zarqawi, the Jordanian militant
who has claimed responsibility
for many of the worst attacks in
Iraq, including the beheading of
several foreign hostages.
"He came to Kirkuk
from Mosul," a source in the
Kirkuk police department said.
speaking on condition of ano-
nymity. "There's a possibility
that he might be captured at any

7,000 people, had been sub-
merged by waters pouring from
the ruptured dam, a 35-metre
(115-feet) high embankment 300
metres (985 feet) long con-
structed just two years ago.
Four thousand people
living near the Akra Caur Dam
supplying water to nearby
Gawadar port had also been
evacuated as water levels
passed danger limits, officials
"People have taken
shelter on nearby high ground
and helicopters are lifting them
from there," said Bashir Baluch,
a resident of Gawadar, describ-
ing the situation in Suntsar, a
small town between Pasni and
Parts of Pasni were
under a metre (three feet) of wa-
ter, and tents had been put up
on higher ground .for displaced
"The people who have
taken shelter on their rooftops

There was no imme-
diate comment from U.S. or
Iraqi officials on the report. Iraqi
officials recently claimed to be
close to capturing the elusive
militant; who is allied to al
Qaeda. U.S. authorities are of-
fering a $25 million bounty for
his capture.
In Baiji. west of
Kirkuk, a roadside blast killed
two Iraqi policemen and a civil-
ian, a police source said. while
a car bomb killed a woman and
wounded six people in eastern
In Baquba. north of
the capital, a police lieutenant
was shot dead whilst sitting in
a shop.


Defence Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld warned during
a visit to Iraq on Friday that it
would take sonie time for Iraqi
security forces to crush the in-
Concerned to prevent

have been picked up and pro-
vided shelter in the government
buildings," said an official at
Baluchistan's Crisis Control
Officials say 6,000
army, paramilitary and navy
troops have been mobilised.
Military transport
planes and trucks were ferrying
in food, blankets, tents and
other emergency supplies, while
helicopters flew over flooded
areas as several bridges along the
main coastal highway had been
washed away.


Avalanches, flash
floods and roof collapses
wrought havoc in the mountain-
ous north and northwest, where
around 150 people were re-
ported killed over the past week
and snowdrifts blocked roads

a wave of bloodshed coinciding
with Ashura, the interim govern-
ment has said it will seal all bor-
ders between February 17 and
February 22 to stop pilgrims
flooding into Iraq. Many pil-
grims come from neighboring
Iran and from Pakistan.
Last year during
Ashura, which honours the mar-
tyrdom of Imam Hussein, the
grandson of the Prophet
Mohammed, in 680 A.D., sui-

MIAMI (Reuters) A woman
who told police she saw a
newborn boy tossed out of a
car onto a street in North
Lauderdale, Florida, is the
child's mother and made up
the bizarre story, police said
on Friday.
The woman. Patricia
Pokriots. 38. has been commil-
ted for psychiatric evaluation
and has not been charged with
a crime, police said.
The baby. nicknamed
Johny, is in stable and improv-
ing condition.
Pokriots took the
newborn. with umbilical cord
still attached, to a police station
on Thursday and told investiga-
tors she had seen the child
thrown from a car onto a grassy
area in North Lauderdale. just
northwest of Fort Lauderdale.
"The situation has be-
come both happy and sad but

Floods, avalanches kill many

in Pakistan, neighbours

cide bombers blew themselves
up among crowds of Shi'ite pil-
grims in Baghdad and Kerbala,
killing 171 people.
The resumption of
near-daily suicide attacks is a.
blow to hopes among some of-
ficials that the election, which
saw millions of Iraqis go to the
polls in defiance of insurgent
threats. might mark a turning
point after two years of vio-

it's not as horrible as
we first thought,"
Broward County Sher-
iff Ken Jenne said at a
news conference on
Friday. "The baby was
never thrown out of a
moving car.
"This is a
case of a disturbed
woman who gave birth
but did not want to
keep her child and
made up an incredible
Jenne said
Pokriots admitted to
investigators on Friday
morning that she had
given birth to the child
on Thursday in the
bathroom of her
mother's home.
W h e n
Pokriots initially spoke
to police, she said she

through the Himalaya.
Karakoram and Hindu Kush
In the worst single
incident, some 33 Kashmiri vil-
lagers perished in an avalanche
that struck Mathawali Siri ham-
let in the Neelam Valley, Min-
ister for Kashmir Affairs and
Northern Areas Faisal Saleh
Hayat told Reuters.
At least 11 people
died in avalanches elsewhere in
Pakistan's part of Kashmir, and
houses were evacuated in the
capital Muzaffarabad because
of the threat that the downpour
could trigger a landslide.
An army helicopter
yesterday picked up 16 troop-
ers caught in an avalanche in
North West Frontier Province's
Teerah valley three days ago,
and rescuers were trying to
reach five more stranded sol-
diers. Twenty-three were still
unaccounted for.
On the Indian side of
the disputed Himalayan region
of Kashmir at least 14 soldiers
were killed by avalanches, as
the authorities battled to clear
snow from roads that had left
close to 3,000 people stuck for
almost five days on the main
highway linking its capital

Attacks slowed afte
the vote. but suicide bombs ii
Baghdad. Baquba and Mosu
since then have killed more thai
60 police, soldiers and would-b,
recruits to the security forces.
Counting of ballot
in the vote is still going on
Final results are expected ii
the next few days, although'
electoral officials say mor
time will be required to cer
tify them.

Newborn baby nicknamed Johny
who police had feared had been thrown
from a car on a street in North Lau-
derdale, Florida, before his mother ad-
mitted she had made up the story.
REUTERS/Broward Sheriff's Office




had seen a man and woman in
a white, older model car argu-
ing. The tar's passenger door
opened and the baby,.
wrapped in a plastic bag. was
tossed out, she said.
On Friday morning,
she told investigators she had
put the child into her pickup
truck and was driving to a fire
station to give it up when she
encountered the arguing
couple in the white car and
decided to create a story
around that incident.
Under da stat-
ute known as the Safe Haven
Law, parents can hand over new-
borns up to three days old to the
staff of a hospital, firehouse or
ambulance station without being

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Srinagar to the rest of India.
"It was a nightmare
we ate two pieces of bread a da
and slept in our vehicles i
freezing temperatures," sai
Abdul Hamid, one of the un
lucky travellers.
By yesterday, som
routes had been re-opened allow
ing around half the stranded
people to resume their journey.
"Rescue and relief op
rations are going on a war-foot
ing. There are around 1,400 pas
sengers still stranded in the
area," Niaz Mahmood, a senior
traffic police official, told
Avalanches killed ai
least nine people in Afghani
stan, and around 10 people
several of them children
froze to death in a refuge
camp in southeast Paktia prov

Florida woman lies about

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By Anthony Boadle

HAVANA (Reuters) Cuba's
communist state is rising
from the ashes of its post-
Soviet economic crash with
greater control over its
economy and help from
China and Venezuela,
President Fidel Castro said
'The state is rising again like
the phoenix," Castro said in an
almost six-hour speech to
economists into the early hours.
For two years Cuba has
been steadily centralising control
again over state companies by
scaling back the autonomy
allowed during the deep crisis
that followed the collapse of the
Soviet Union.
It has also introduced
foreign exchange controls,
eliminated the U.S. dollar as
legal tender, increased
regulation of foreign
companies and curbed
private enterprise in a return
to a. classic command
economy that is 90 per cent
The centralisation.of state
company operations will save
Cuba between $500 million and
$1 billion, Castro said.
"We had to establish the
most rigorous exchange
controls," Castro said,
complaining that previously
3,000 managers had authority to
buy and sell, or run up hard

currency debt.
Since the beginning of the
year, all foreign exchange and its
Cuban equivalent, the


convertible peso, must be turned
into a single account controlled
by the Central Bank, which
enhanced its grip on the purse
strings of the cash-strapped
state's finances.

Cuba will double its
production of nickel and cobalt
over the next four years thanks
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increase in output by its joint
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Cuba's tourism industry,
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Castro thanked Venezuela's
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billions of dollars in subsidies,
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The Cuban economy shrank
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THE BONDING between Guyana and its giant bor-
der neighbour, Brazil, that's a major factor in the Jagdeo
administration's forging of mutually satisfactory rela-
tions with South Amerida, will reach a new level tomor-
row when the Braziliant President, Luiz Inacio Lula
daSilva, arrives on a brief official visit.
It will be more than a reciprocal visit to that made
by President Bharrat JAgdeo, especially as it comes
against the background (of the very significant initiative
in December last year when a dozen countries,
launched in Peru the ndw trading bloc of the Commu-
nity of South American Nations.
Both Guyana and Brazil are members of the Rio

Group and this country was last-year chosen as host
for the 2006 Rio Summit and to assume the chair-
The membership of Guyana and its other bor-
der neighbours, Suriname and Venezuela of this new
hemispheric trading bloc with a combined population
of 361 million and GDP totalling US$927 billion, also
underscores the growing collaboration between Latin
American states and our own Caribbean Community
As a very influential economic and political
player in :hemispheric affairs, Brazil's Lula da Silva
has been invited to address this week's 16th Inter-
Sessional Meeting of CARICOM leaders in Suriname
and will be travelling there on Tuesday from Guyana.
His packed scheduled of activities would in-
clude a meeting with President Jagdeo and cabinet
colleagues, among them Foreign Minister Rudy
Insanally and Foreign Trade Minister Clement Rohee
and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger
In addition to friendship agreements to be
signed, President Lula will be given an update on the
social and economic consequences of the worst flood
disaster Guyana has experienced in some 100 years.
Like border neighbours Venezuela and Suriname,
Brazil has been among countries of the Community

of South American Nations that have responded wit
emergency relief assistance for Guyanese flood vic
We join in a warm welcome to President Lula
daSilva and look forward to what he has to say to the
Guyanese people and later his address to the
CARICOM leaders Inter-Sessional Meeting in
Paramaribo on Wednesday.


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'CARICOM In world Politics'

Issues, as

TODAY, I bring to readers'
attention a very useful ref-
erence book on problems
,facing our Caribbean region,
and will link it to this
week's two-day conference of
our Caribbean Community
leaders in Suriname.
The book,
'Crumbled Small (The Com-
monwealth Caribbean in World
Politics)', is by Ronald Sand-
ers, a West Indian quite knowl-
edgeable in the politics, eco-
nomic development and foreign
policy objectives of
CARICOM, both as a media/
communications specialist and
diplomat for a long number of
his 57 years.
First, however, this
week's Caribbean Community
'Heads of Government 16th In-
ter-Sessional Meeting in
Suriname which gets underway
in Paramaribo on February 16.
Hosted by President
Runaldo Venetiaan, current
CARICOM chairman, the
meeting will have as its special
Sguest speaker the President of
Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva, who begins a two-day of-
ficial visit to Guyana from to-
Two of the more
.pressing issues of importance
on the CARICOM leaders'
.agenda will be:
Proceeding with arrange-
ments for the ceremonial inau-
guration in Port-of-Spain on
April 16 of the Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ), which
is empowered with original ju-
risdiction in interpretation of
the CARICOM Treaty for
settlement of disputes relating
to the functioning of the Car-
ibbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME); and
Secondly, the necessity
for urgent new approaches in
the mobilisation of greater tech-
nical and financial resources to
deal with management of recur-
ring natural hazards that pose
serious problems for the
region's social and economic
Guyana's unprec-
edented floods disaster, that

leaders head for Suriname

has already resulted in-some 33
deaths, and the devastation suf-
fered by some of its regional part-
ners during the 2004 hurricane sea-

the time of writing, is that the
signing of relevant CSME instru-
ments for deposit with the
CARICOM Secretariat by Ja-
maica, Barbados and Trinidad

meeting, issues of immediate
importance to the region's ex-
ternal trade and economic ne-
gotiations, dealing with crime
and security and enhancing so-
cial services, including a new
programme for health and de-
velopment, are expected to
form part of the discussions in
plenary and caucus sessions.


Interestingly, these
are among topics also ad-
dressed in Sir Ronald Sanders'
book with its arresting title,
'Crumbled Small' that includes
a collection of essays and pub-
lic discourses, presented in a
reader-friendly, descriptive and
analytical style, supported by
informative data.
The author's years
as a national/regional broad-
caster and communications
policy adviser would have in-
fluenced his decision in making
available to CARICOM lead-
ers and top officials of regional
institutions his examination of
the place of our comparatively
small and disadvantaged soci-
eties in world politics.
In what he offers as
"a modest contribution to the
issues facing our region" and
dedicated to the memory of
the legendary William Demas,
"who lived and died a commit-
ted Caribbean integrationist",
Sanders' book of some 261-
pages, including 13 pages of
helpful index, covers a wide
range of topics:
These range from
"the emergence of Caribbean
small states to issues of "prob-
lems in the international sys-
tem; sovereignty and interven-
tion and options for small
states; Britain and the Carib-
bean; Drugs problem; Crime-as
an overwhelming phenomenon;
the fight against fiscal colonial-
ism: OECD and small jurisdic-
What it may lack in
terms of a conclusion or "af-
terward" chapter, is well made
up for in a comprehensive and
lucid introduction that ad-
dresses national/regional issues
that are quite current to today's

son, will be very much the focus
of the CARICOM leaders' delib-
erations in Paramaribo.


It is generally agreed
among the region's legal luminar-
ies, that the Privy Council's re-
cent ruling against the Jamaica
Government in terms of its
claimed failure to adhere to con-
stitutional procedures for replace-
ment of the CCJ as the country's
final appeal court, does not affect
the arrangements to
operationalise the CCJ with its
original jurisdiction.
Whether or not Prime
Minister Patterson's administra-
tion decides to introduce new leg-
islation applicable solely to
Jamaica's access of the CCJ in re-
lation to the court's original juris-
diction for participation in the
CSME, is something we may
learn about either before the com-
ing Inter-Sessional Meeting or
shortly thereafter.
What seems likely, at

and Tobago, originally sched-
uled for Saturday, February 19,
may now be postponed for July
when the next regular annual
CARICOM Summit takes place
in St. Lucia.
So far as natural haz-
ards management is concerned,
the CARICOM leaders would
have the opportunity this week
to see for themselves some as-
pects of the very depressing
widespread social and economic
devastation from flooding in
The leaders would be
in Guyana, following their meet-
ing in neighboring Suriname,
for the ceremonial opening of
the new headquarter building
for the CARICOM Secretariat.
It is an estimated US$9M gift
project from the government
and people of Guyana to the
Community, enabled by a sig-
nificant grant contribution from
the government of Japan.
Although changes are
likely to the draft agenda for
this week's Inter-Sessional

policies and programmes of
He begins with an ex-
planation that the book,
'Crumbled Small'- published by
Hansib Publications Ltd (Lon-
don) reflects both the small size
of the independent states that
comprise the Commonwealth
Caribbean, and the fact that it is
only crumbs from the table of
the rich and powerful nations in
the world economy that fall to
this region..."
His commitment to

research is mirrored in his ex-
amination of topics such as the
Caribbean's capacity and its

limits; the wisdom in the cre-
ation of a single negotiating
machinery to deal with the
international community; cur-
rent and coming problems
pertaining to the region's vi-
tal sugar, banana and tourism
industries; protection of off-
shore financial services and
the "bullyism" of the
Organisation for Economic
Cooperation and Develop-
ment (OECD); as well as
"tourism and hurricanes" and
"crime and tourism".

Sanders, who un
last year was Antigua ai
Barbuda's High Commission
to' London and roving amba
sador that included respon.
abilities for World Trac
Organisation and OECD m,
ters, makes a very timely o
servation in discussing what
has raised in the form of a que
tion on "unspoken agenda".
"The question of tl
individual capacity of Co
monwealth Caribbean cou'
tries to be viable as states," I

said, "is raised constantly in
international community.
"Yet, it is the sa

countries and agencies that de
Caribbean small states the sp
cial and differential treatment
trade and economic matters tl
would help them to be viable..
Whether or not tl
CARICOM leaders have 4'
the opportunity to peruse tl
recently-released 'Crumbl
Small', Sanders' effort is
welcome addition to the groN
ing body of critical asses
ments on issues of fundamei
tal importance to our Caril
bean Community.



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cyber-security threats

By Odeen Ishmael

SECURITY experts from the
34 OAS member-states will
gather in Port of Spain on 16-
18 February to discuss multi-
lateral cooperation strategies
for the fight against terror-
ism in the hemisphere. This
fifth meeting of the OAS In-
ter-American Committee
against Terrorism (CICTE)
plans to examine existing
anti-terrorism policies as
they affect border controls and
transportation security. Fur-
ther, the experts will formu-
late a strategy to combat grow-
ing threats to cyber-security
in the region.
Clearly, the efforts to
combat threats against cyber-sc-
curity are moving rapidly to the
top of the CICTE agenda. Only
recently, at its fourth regular
meeting in Montevideo in Janu-
ary 2004, CICTE identified
threats against cyber security as
among the emerging threats fac-
ing countries, both at the hemi-
spheric and global levels.
No doubt, the countries
of the Americas see a tight in-
ter-relationship between secu-
rity issues and the fight against
terrorism. And more and more
they are recognizing that cybei-
crime poses some real, grave
dangers. At the OAS Special
Conference on Security held in
Mexico City in October 2003,
delegates from the 34 participat-
ing countries issued a final docu-
ment which declared: "We will
develop a culture of cyber-secu-
rity in the Americas by taking
effective preventive measures to
anticipate, address, and respond
to cyber-attacks, whatever their
origin, fighting against cyber
threats and cyber-crime,
criminalising attacks against
cyberspace, protecting critical
infrastructure and securing net-
worked systems."
At this meeting, the
countries reaffirmed their com-
mitment to develop and imple-
ment an integral OAS cyber-se-
curity strategy by utilising the
contributions and recommenda-
tions developed jointly by ex-
perts from member states and
other regional bodies. Delegates
also agreed with the CARICOM
countries' view that security in
the hemisphere must be ad-
dressed in a multi-dimensional
manner. The final declaration
noted that the Western
Hemisphere's "traditional con-
cept and approach (to security)
must be expanded to encompass
new and non-traditional threats,
including political, economic, so-
cial. health, and environmental
The document listed
threats like terrorism, interna-
tional organised crime, money
laundering, the "global drug
problem," and corruption as se-
rious threats to hemispheric se-
curity. The list also identified
extreme poverty and "social ex-
clusion of broad sectors of the
population," natural and man-
made disasters, HIV/AIDS and
other diseases, environmental

degradation, weapons of mass
destruction, transporting hazard-
ous materials at sea and cyber-
Over the past three
years, the issue of threats to
cyber-security became very pro-
nounced. As a result. CICTE in
July 2003 called a special con-
ference in Buenos Aires to ad-
dress this concern. The confer-
ence examined the trends of the
threats and identified financial
losses, theft of proprietary in-
formation, vandalism (loss of
services), loss of consumer con-
fidence, loss of reputation, and
insider attacks as among the
most destructive effects.
Upon examination of
the threats, specialists at the
conference advised the henmi-
spheric body that the response
would include increased research

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and development investments in
the "science" of information as-
surance, and engineering prac-
tices and protocols that limit
damage from distributed attacks.
To do all of this. they
emphasised that international
cooperation and collaboration
would be vital.
The Buenos Aires
meeting also learned that a
worldwide study condu ced on
network-based cyber-alt:., k vul-
nerability concluded thQ in the
future, threats wou d be
"blended", meaning til t one
threat would use various rgets
and weaknesses in cc ruter
systems. To combat this 11 re-
quire security that goes ar be-
yond the application of antivirus
Currently, there is
great concern that because of the
economic nature of the problem,
Latin American and Calibbean
governments are not in posi-
tion to provide prolec: n for
their citizens from cybci sacks
and cyber fraud. But _, linly
measures can be put in plaice to
allow for greater cooper" 'ion
among OAS member de-
velop joint initiatives ii -vel-
oping legislation and emergency
response programmes also
in the sharing of infor n to
fight against the threr yber-
These cyber- irity
threats have various dime i s,
and, no doubt, they ar ii ..ing
into matters of crucial impor-
tance for all countries "',r in-
stance, if there is a cyl ,ck
by criminal elements iror-
ist groups on the bank sys-
tem in any of the de ned

countries, all countries in the
hemisphere can be seriously af-
fected, for their banking sys-
tems are rapidly becoming in-
ternationally intertwined. And
while cyber attacks on trans-
portation system can seriously
disrupt travel, commerce and
communication, it can also
hinder the movement of emer-
gency assistance. Therefore, it
is of utmost importance that
countries be armed with a stra-
tegic defence mechanism to
combat such threats.
However, it must be
noted that a difference exists in
cyber-security approaches
among the hemisphere's devel-
oped countries and the less de-
veloped ones of Latin America
and the Caribbean. Since in this
latter group there is less fre-
quent e-commerce because it is
not widely developed, the in-
ability to accurately track at-
tacks may give the 'wrong im-
pression that there are lower
incidents in these countries.
Considering this. the cyber-se-
curity specialists at the Buenos
Aires conference suggested that
everywhere, as computer and
network systems are imple-
mented, regularly updated secu-
rity systems must be put in
place as well.
The United States,
seen as the primary target of
cyber-security threats, has
been constantly addressing this
issue of cyber-security, and at
the Buenos Aires meeting it
presented a proposal for dis-
cussion in the preparation of a
hemispheric cyber-security
strategy. As part of this pro-
posal, it suggested that the fol-
lowing points should be given
serious consideration:
(a). Each member state of
the OAS should survey its in-
frastructure, determine where
vulnerabilities lie. and establish
a program to address them.
(b). Each member state
should consider the appoint-
ment of national points of con-
tact, one for watch and warn-
ing remediation and one for law
enforcement and investigative
response. Both should be ca-
pable of fostering greater coor-
dination within government
ministries and between the gov-
ernment and private sector to
ensure an effective domestic
cyber-security capability.
(c). Each member state
must foster a partnership with
private industry since the lat-
ter includes the owners and
operators of major information
infrastructure bearing the great-
est responsibility in imple-
menting cyber-security mea-
(d). Each member state
should identify or establish a
round-the-clock national capa-
bility warning system, cyber-
threat assessment, and mitiga-
tion plan in order to facilitate
global information sharing on
cyber threats. Each must also
have an immediately accessible
national point of contact for the
prevention, investigation and
prosecution of high-tech crimes.
(e). Each member state

g .j sLl I t L t 1111 l l c UD HI"
corporate and implemented
in a plan of action. And it is
essential, too, that the OAS
gives much needed assistance
to its less developed members
like those in CARICOM to
build their defence against
cyber-crime and cyber terror-

should review its legal code to member states in their domes- ism. As the delegates mi
assure that it effectively tic efforts to combat threats to Port of Spain to tackl
criminalises misuse of technol- cyber-security. The crucial issues of security
ogy and that it has in place rules Organisation should also facili- terrorism in the hemisp
to facilitate international law en- tate the broadest cooperation they must surely recog
forcement cooperation, and do- among member states to make the growing urgenc
mestic tools to investigate effective the inter-American cyber-security threats an
cyber-crime. plan to combat threats to cyber- dress them in a very n
(f). Each member state must security with special emphasis ingful way.
promote cyber-security educa- on training and capacity build-
tioli. training, and awareness to ing. (The writer is Guyi
foster a "culture of cyber-secu- Ambassador to Venezuela
rity" at every level of society. Clearly, the above Caracas, 10 February
(g). The OAS should assist proposals are all very worth-

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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE, February 13, 2005

Region Five students

recovering well

SEVERAL secondary school
students in Region Five
(Mahaica/Berbice) who had
been rushed to the Fort
Wellington Hospital for ab-
dominal pains, fever and vom-
iting during the last three
days of last week are all fully
recovered and in good health.
A senior health official dis-
pelled rumours that three sec-
ondary school students had
"None of these kids died.
They are all at home and they
are all okay," the source said.
Reliable sources disclosed
though that the children had all
been infected by a virus the
source of which is still under in-
They were treated for gastro
enteritis and all responded
Yesterday at the Hospital,
there were no school-aged chil-
dren awaiting treatment.
This is in stark contrast to
the situation there on Wednes-

day, Thursday and Friday when
several were rushed there in
pain and vomiting.
Meanwhile other sources
disclosed that Education au-
thorities in the Region will
spray and ifunigate at least four
secondary schools over the
weekend as a precautionary
The schools targeted are
the Bygeval Secondary
school, the Mahaicony Sec-
ondary school, the Belladruni
Secondary school and the
Rosignol Secondary school.
The schools will remain
closed for a stipulated period of
time before being reopened for
Education Officials in Re-
gion Five were also said to be
reviewing general sanitation and
hygiene in and around schools
in the Region with a view to
taking further precautionary
measures against the mysterious
viral source of the illnesses.
Two children in West

Berbice died from fever, vom-
iting and diarrhea during his(
Five year old Deowattie
Ivan of Lot 54 Blairmont. Num-
ber Two Settlement. West Bank
Berbice and 14-month-old
VernoIn Persaud of D'Edward
West Bank Berbice. died less
than 36 hours after developing
what appeared to be symptoms
of gastro enteritis.
Reliable medical sources in
West Berbice had some two
weeks ago advised residents to
be alert for symptoms of gastro
Sources had said the that
there had been an increase in the
number of persons in West
Berbice seeking Ireatment for
diarrhea and vomiting which are
the main symptoms of gastro.
The "'mild outbreak" had
started with infants in Decem-
ber. But recently there had been
adults seeking medical treatment
as well.
The source had added

that the suspected incidence
of gastro enteritis could be
the due to an airborne virus
since flooding in West
Berbice had generally been

Man dies 11

days after

A 29-year-old man who
had been struck clown by a
mini bus on February 1 last
died at the Public Hospital
Georgetown (PHG) on Fri-
day eleven days after.
Shawn Carmnichael of
Number 28 Village. West
Coast Berbice died without
regaining consciousness.
Ca-nichael a mason and
tradesman had received se-
vere head injuries after be-
ing hit by a mini bus while
walking along the West
Berbice Highway at Bush
He had been rushed to
the Georgetown Hospital
shortly after where relatives
said he remained in a coma
before succumbing.
The driver of the mini
bus who had been released
on. station bail, is now in
custody giving further assis-
tance to the Police follow-
ing the death of the man's
Carmichael is sur-
vived by a sister and his
parents Mr. and Mrs.
Colin Carmichael of
Number 28 Village West
Coast Berbice.

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address below by 9:00 am, February 28, 2005.

Policy Coordination and Program Management Unit
Office of the President
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THE more than 100,000
Guyanese who were (and
some still are) affected by
the January floods caused
by the historic level of rain-
fall must be saluted and
commended for a number of
reasons: their evident en-
durance, bravery, good and
positive spirit, and impor-.
tantly, their will to resist
the agents of confusion and
panic. Groups, including the
religious community, citi-
zens' groups and commu-
nity leaders who worked
and are still working with
the Government in the re-

lief and, as expected, the re-
covery response must also be
recognized for their efforts to
ensure adequate relief and to.
prevent panic among those
Immediately after
the downpours caused flooding
of enormous proportions, the
President of Guyana made it
clear that this was not a time
for playing politics. He recog-
nized that all efforts and na-
tional support would be re-
quired to bring early relief to
the affected residents. The na-
tional response included the
main opposition party. the re-

ligious community, the private
sector, non-governmental groups
and local community bodies and
leaders. Anyone who wanted to
play a part was included.
Like the certainty of
night giving way to day, there
were those who instead saw this
natural disaster as an occasion to
score petty political points by
attempting to derail the relief ef-
fort and foment confusion and
panic in the flood-hit areas. The
broadcast by a particular outfit
led to persons blocking relief
convoys in Region Three and ini-
tial feelings of uneasiness in other
The campaign to cre-
ate panic started as the govern-
inent relief programme was
mounted, i.e. within 12 hours of
the flooding. This campaign was
orchestrated through misinforma-
tion on three issues: allegations
of discrimination in the distribu-
tion of relief supplies: claims of
a breach in the East Demerara

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To reach no later than 18 February, 2005.

Details of duties for the position are available from the
Administrative Officer, Cl I&PA.

conservancy dam as the cause
of the flooding; and allegations
of deliberate neglect of the
health consequences of flood-
Opposition activ-
ists and talk show hosts
claimed discrimination in the
allocation of relief even before
the relief convoys visited the
affected communities. Known
political activists in those early
hours were going village to vil-
lage, which supported the op-
position at the last elections,

spreading the lie of discrimina-
tion. Even a PNCR leader was
on a New York radio link-up
peddling this falsehood. Resi-
dents knew better and even ex-
posed the mischief of those
seeking to create panic. The
President. in response to this
mischief, in one of his series of
meetings with the Leader of the
Opposition and on the media
invited him to submit a list of
communities which he felt was
ignored by the Government in
its relief response. No list was
ever submitted to the President.
During the first two weeks, the
Government published in the
national media the list of com-
munities which received flood
relief supplies. The Leader of
the Opposition also received
the daily Joint Operation Cen-
tre and the Civil Defence Com-
mission daily briefings pre-
pared for the Head of State.
Eventually and once again, the
discrimination falsehood was
Then in the face of
the hydromect data and
people's own experience, there
was an attempt to blame the
entire flooding on a breach in
the conservancy dam rather
than as a result of the highest
level of rainfall in more than
100 years. A few opposition
media operatives claim to have
a tape showing a breach in the
conservancy dam. This was
accompanied by episodes of
irresponsible media specula-
tions in some sections. Daily.
the experts in charge of the
conversancy dam had to carry
out the routine of debunking

this enormous lie. Aerial visits,
which were recorded and played
on national television, and
physical checks on the dam by
independent engineers, also con-
firmed that the claim of a breach
in the dam was just sheer mis-
chief. It must be pointed out
that the President at the begin-
ning of this natural disaster rec-
ognized that the heavy rainfall
would put pressure on the con-
servancy dam and alluded to
steps which were being taken to
ensure that there was no such

breach. He had also pointed out
then that early on there was
some amount of overtopping
which more than 150 workers
based in the conservancy dam
were rectifying. Even to reassure
the media that reports of a
breach was sheer mischief, I in-
vited all media houses to tour
the conservancy dam to see for
themselves the state of the dam.
But long after all this verifica-
tion and re-verifications were
-done. there are still those intent
on causing panic by continuing
to claim a breach in the dam.
Persons who live in the affected
areas know better and have not
allowed themselves to be mis-
The other means of
attempting to cause panic was
the peddling of the false line
that the government and the
health authorities were playing
down the health risks caused by
flooding. The President on the
morning of the flood created a
committee to work on a health
response headed by Minister
Ramsammy who was in the
field from day one. Concurrent
with the food relief efforts was
the health response. The Presi-
dent and other officials' pro-
nouncements alerted the nation
and others to the fact that one
of the negative consequences of'
flooding would be the threat of
water-borne diseases and this
was receiving primary attention.
At the inception, the President
directed the HPS to seek help
from friendly governments and
organizations which saw contin-
gents from the US, Canada.
Cuba. and Venezuela to name a

few arriving. The Prcsider
went on national television 1
appeal to private doctors in an,
out of Guyana to join the re
sponse long before there wa
any confirmed case of lep
tospirosis or an outbreak of an
other waterborne diseases. Al
ready, twice the amount of th,
affected population has receive(
preventative treatment. The
United Nations health agency\
has endorsed the response o
the local authority and its posi
tion on the issue of force(



e4Aacuation. The health situation,
too has also been the subject o
media speculation and even th
topic of ill-informed commern
taries. Ordinary people wh'
benefit from the more than 5,
mobile health teams daily, an,
from the state of their ow,
health know different. How
ever, our guards against anm
health threat will have to be-ur
for a long time to come.
If there is one
thing the affected communi-
ties and all Guyana can do
without at this time it is
panic. The creation of panic
will not help the relief re-
sponse or the attempts to re-
group and rebuild people and
communities affected by
Guyana's first natural disas-
ter. Let's not play politics with
people's lives and those who
go to communities to stir up
trouble must be shunned. We
must prevent panic.

Public Service Ministry

The Government of Guyana in collaboration with the Government of Russian Federation is offering
a limited number of undergraduate Scholarships for the 2005/2006 academic year in Russia.

Applications are invited from suitable qualified persons to pursue studies in the following fields.

Agriculture Science
Economic Science
Engineering Science
Medical Science

Applicants should have at least five (5) subjects at CXC/GCE, 0' Level Examination including
Mathematics and English with grades not lower than grade 11/B and grade III from 1998.

Applicants should not be over 25 years old.

Application forms can be obtained from the Permanent Secretary, Public Service Ministry. 164
Waterloo Street, Georgetown and the Scholarship Division Training Division, D'Urban Street and
Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

Closing date for application is 25th February, 2005.

Dr. N. K. Gopaul
Permanent Secretary

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Integration and


Ruben Sili6

THERE is a growing aware-
ness in the Greater Caribbean
that the social problems of all
countries have a global di-
mension, whose solution ex-
ceeds the autarchic vision of
said countries. All Caribbean
governments agree that com-
mon responses are necessary
when facing common prob-
lems. This is one of the driv-
ing forces behind the integra-
tion processes in the region,
where, for more than three
decades, efforts have been un-
dertaken toward achieving a
unique integration scheme!
Since the close of the.
last century, intense efforts have
been carried out within the As-
sociation of Caribbean States to-
ward the formulation of its own
agenda, aimed at strengthening a
-ommunity capable of respond-
.ng jointly to the issues encoun-
ered. In general, attention has
een focused on "sustained de-
elopment in cultural, economic,
social, scientific and technologi-
al areas", materialized into more
specific goals such as intra-Car-
ibbean trade; sustainable tourism;
transport in all its forms and


natural disasters.
One intangible asset
that has served to promote ef-
forts toward closer relations and


unity in the Caribbean has been
the environment of mutual re-
spect that guides relations among
States, which is therefore a valu-
able factor for maintaining peace
within the region. Thus, one of
the most significant general goals
must be the preservation of the
environment of peace in which
we live,, since without peace,

there will be no integration.
However, there is a
cost that comes with maintain-
ing peace and the first is to fight
against a tradition of violence in-
herited since the colonial period,
whose supporting bases were
rooted in domination and disre-
gard for the human, social and
political rights of the working
Our political cultures
were impregnated with an
authoritarianism that accepted
force as the sole means of ensur-
ing political stability and ad-
dressing social problems. The
norm in those days rejected dia-
logue and social participation.
The conflicts of the
twentieth century contributed
enormously to the environment
of confrontation, through world,
regional and local wars, and also
through the practices of the Cold
War. The logic prevailing during
that period created a system of
relations based on arms and in-
timidation. During those hundred
years, the productive efforts of
the very individuals who died in
the wars were all in vain, with
some succumbing to bullets, oth-
ers to hunger and many others
to the health problems brought


The Guyana Oil Company Limited has vacancies for the

1. One (1) Security Supervisor

2. Five (5) Security Guards

Security Supervisor
1. Experience as an Officer in the Joint Service or equivalent
2. Valid Police Clearance
3. Two (2) recent testimonials
4. Handwritten application with Curriculum Vitae
Tertiary Education would be an asset.
Security Guards
1. Secondary education and experience in security work
2. Valid Police Clearance
3. Two (2) recent testimonials
4. Handwritten application with Curriculum Vitae.
Applications must reach the Administrative Manager, Head
Office 166 Waterloo Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown
no later than Monday, February 21, 2005.

about by those same wars.
The concept of secu-
rity was based exclusively on se-
curity for States and not citizens.
States monopolised rights and
the means of protecting citizens,
under a severely controlled sys-
tem of security and order.
-UNESCO and the


United Nations, having under-
taken important actions for the
benefit of peace, provide us with
this definition of a culture of

"... a culture of peace,
which consists of values, atti-
tudes and behaviours that reflect
and inspire social interaction and
sharing based on the principles
of freedom, justice and democ-
racy, all human rights, tolerance
and solidarity, that reject vio-

The Greater

This Week

lence and endeavour to prevent
conflicts by tackling their root
causes to solve problems through
dialogue and negotiation and that

guarantee the full exercise of all
rights and the means to partici-
pate fully in the development
process of their society".
The objectives of
Caribbean integration cannot
lose sight of the interest of pre-
serving peace. We are obli-
gated to fight against the ob-
stacles of the past, look toward
the future and learn about the
culture of peace, which is the
only way to guarantee the pos-
sibility of sharing together, a
future of progress.

Dr Ruben Silie Valdez is the
Secretary General of the Asso-
ciation of Caribbean States. The
views expressed ure not neces-
sarily the official views of the
ACS. Feedback can be sent to


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:


A Diploma/Certificate in Public, Business or Personnel Administration or equivalent plus two (2) to
three (3) years related experience.
Graduate qualifications in Public, Business or Personnel Administration


An Associate of Science Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent qualification from a
recognized university


A Diploma/Certificate in Public Relations, Public Communication/Social Work plus two years
experience, as a Public Relations Officer.
Considerable/varied work experience in hospital services plus three (3) years supervisory
experience with an aptitude for Public Relations duties.


Four subjects GCE "0" level with grades not lower that "C" or four subjects CXC (General) with
grades not lower than 111 and Basic not lower than Grade 1. A pass in Mathematics and computer
training is desirable.


The candidates should be or have been a Medical Technologist, Medex or equivalent media or
Public Relations practitioners with appropriate qualifications/training in respective fields and a
minimum of seven (7) years' approved experience in the relevant field.


A qualification in nursing.registrable with the General Nursing Council of Guyana.

Further information as it relates to conditions of employment could be obtained from the Ministry of
Health, Personnel Division on 227-0215.

Applications should be sent to:

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Brickdam, Georgetown.

To reach no later than 25-02-2005

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" The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana has
received a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
towards the cost of SIMAP 111 operations.

" SIMAP now invites sealed quotations from interested Suppliers for

* Interested suppliers may obtain further information, including list of
required items from the Human Resource Unit, SIMAP,
237 Camp Street, Georgetown .

" Quotations must be placed in the Tender Box marked Stationery
at SIMAP, 237 Camp Street, Georgetown on or before 14:00 hrs
on Thursday February 24, 2005,at which time these will be
opened in the presence of the suppliers/representatives who wish
to attend.

* SIMAP reserves the right to reject the lowest or any bid and is not
obligated to give any reasonss.

Executive Director


Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by the Regional
Administration of Region No.5.

Areas'of works to be undertaken are as follows:

a) Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
b) Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
c) Drainage and Irrigation Works
d) Schools Furniture
e) Bridges and Fences.
f) Termite Treatment

Contractors are required to submit at the time of tendering:

1) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It must be noted
that where a Tender is submitted in the name of a Company/Firm the Certificate must
reflect the name of the Company/Firm and not the owners.
2) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme.
3) Evidence of financial resources from banking institutions available to undertake works.
4) List of manpower/resource.
5) Record of past performance.
6) List of machinery/equipment.

Prequalification documents can be purchased from the Office of the Regional Executive Officer at
a cost of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per copy.

Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the Contractor and
should clearly indicate on the top left-hand corner the areas of work to be undertaken.

Pre-qualifications should be addressed to:
Regional Tender Board,
Office of the Regional Democratic Council,
Region No.5,
Fort Wellington,
West Coast Berbice.

and deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office, Fort Wellington, West Coast
Berbice not later than February 18, 2005 at 9:30 hrs.

Contractors or their representatives may be present at the opening of the Pre-qualification.

J. Narine,
Regional Executive Officer

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THE Concert for Guyana-
Guyana Flood Aid will be held at
the National Park on Sunday Feb-
ruary 20 at 17.00 hrs.
According to the
organizers, the gates will open
from 15:00 hrs. and patrons will
be treated to video of the London
Concert prior to the start of the
local event.
The main organizers,
Gem Madhoo-Nascimento,
Enrico Woolford, and Margaret
Lawrence with assistance from
Shirvington Hannays and John
Mair are busy arranging a super
evening of entertainment for the
whole family. For a small entrance
fee of $500 for adults and children
$300 the whole family will be
treated to entertainment from our
top bands, Mingles Sound Ma-

By Anthony Boadle
HAVANA (Reuters) Cuban
President Fidel Castro warned
the United States yesterday
against plotting to kill his most
important ally, Venezuela's
leftist President Hugo Chavez.
"I say to world public
opinion: if they assassinate
Chavez, the responsibility will
fall squarely on the president of
the United States, George W.
Bush," Castro said.
The Cuban leader, who
was the target of CIA assassina-
tion plots after his 1959 revolu-
tion steered Cuba toward Soviet
Communism, gave no evidence
that Chavez's life was in danger.
But he said the United

chine, Yoruba Singers, El Sadiek
and the Ambassadors.
Looknauth Persaud and the
Kings Tassa Drummers and
Ivelaw James Congo Nya
Drummers will also participate
in the evening's proceedings.
Other participants in-
clude top singers Compton
Hodge, Sean Bhola, Megan
Vieira, Charmaine Blackman,
Pamela Gittens, Czerina Ali,
Delma Lynch, Rupert Singh,
Miriam Corlette-Williams,
former Calypso Monarch V-
Jay, Amanda Peters and Alisa
Douglas, Ruth Ousman, Russell
Lancaster and The Methodist
Circuit choir. There will be co-
medic skits, and dub-poetry by
Basil Bradshaw, Henry Rodney,
Andre Wiltshire, Kirk Jardim,

States would be responsible for
killing Chavez even if the Ven-
ezuelan military was to carry
out the assassination.
He added: "If they
can eliminate him, they will."
Populist Chavez has
led oil-rich Venezuela into a
close alliance with Cuba, raising
fears in Washington of Cuban-
style communism taking hold in
the South American country, a
major supplier of oil to the
United States.
Castro, 78, boasted
that he had survived at least 100
attempts on his life. CIA plots
against him included such capers
as poisoned cigars, an exploding
conch shell and toxin to make
his beard fall out.

Lyndon 'Jumbie' Jones, and
special Amerindian incantatio
by Desrey Fox.
The experienced N,
tional Dance Company will b
there, along with Classiqu
Dance Company and dancer
from the Naya Zamana shows.
Adding spice to th(
show will be fashions fron
Sonia Noel.
This is a special ben-
efit concert for the Flood Aic
Relief and all proceeds will b
given to the Guyana Red Cross
Ron Robinson an<
Juanita Huburn will emcee th,
The public is invite(
to support this worthwhile
event. Food and drinks will b
on sale.

"This comes from
survivor. I have survived," ht
said yesterday.
Closing a five-da
conference of economists on th
evils of globalisation and free
market policies, Castro said tl'
United States would be wastin
its time trying to bump him o
because socialism was well e,
tablished and irreversible i
But in Venezuela
Chavez's so-called Bolivariai
revolution was at a decisive(
stage, he said.
Castro said the U.S.
government was furious with
Chavez and agreements the two
leaders signed in December thal
allow cash-strapped Cuba to
pay for vital imports of Venezu-
elan oil with medical and edu-
cational services.
Cuba has 20,000
doctors, dentists, teachers and
sports trainers in Venezuela,
mainly working in pro-
Chavez slums. Castro said
the number would rise to
30,000 by the end of the year.

Castro says

U.S. to blame if

Chavez assassinated


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons
to fill the following vacancies:

A University Degree in Agriculture Science or Economics or Food
Technology or Chemistry from a recognized University plus two (2) years
working experience.
A Diploma in Agriculture Science plus five (5) years working experience

For our North West Operations we are looking for a Diesel Mechanic
Our Bebice operations requires a Diesel Mechanic/Electrician
Please send resume accompanied with written application to:-

Closing date for applications is 18 February, 2005

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A Venezuelan man sits among the mud-covered remains
of his house in Miranda state near Caracas, Friday.
(Francesco Spotorno/Reuters)


CARACAS, Venezuela
(Reuters) Rescue workers
struggled yesterday to reach
remote villages in
Venezuela's Andean
mountains cut off by
torrential rains and
landslides that have killed at
'least 26 people in nearly a
Military helicopters and
navy vessels this week
evacuated more than 15,000
stranded tourists and residents
from the coastal states near
Caracas after mudslides and
swollen rivers blocked roads,
destroyed bridges and swept
away homes.
At least 18 people died in
flooding and land slips in
Caracas and neighboring areas.
The weather cleared up along
the coast yesterday, but heavy
rains lashed Tachira and Merida
states in the western mountains
near Colombia.
President Hugo Chavez,
touring a camp for people left
homeless by the storms, said
at least one child was washed
away in Tachira and seven
more bodies have been
recovered so far in Merida
Venezuela, the world's No.
5 oil exporter and a key crude
supplier to the United States,
says the storms and floods have
not affected its oil production
or shipments.

226-3243-9[e IU

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The rains have stirred fears
about a repeat of a 1999 disaster
when tens of thousands were
buried alive or swept out to sea
after storms turned hillsides
into rivers of mud and rock in
Vargas State on the Caribbean
In neighboring Colombia,
torrential rains that started
Friday evening caused flooding
and mudslides that killed at
least 11 people and forced
22,000 from their houses in the
northeastern part of the country,
authorities said on Saturday.
"Our initial estimate is
that at-least 11 people have
died and four have been
injured," said a police

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Invitations are invited from suitably qualified
Contractors to undertake works in the following

1. Clearing and desilting of secondary drains
(4' wide)
2. Maintenance of roads.
3. Construction of culverts, wooden and
concrete revetments, bridges, etc.

Any other works associated with what is expected
of Local Government Organizations.

Interested contractors are asked to submit their
Letters of Intention for any/all of the above along
with any relevant documents.

Eccles/Ramsburg NDC
Lot Z Public Road;
Peter's Hall
East Bank Demerara

to reach not later than Friday, February 18, 2005.

PETER'S HALL,EAST BANK DEMERARA. TEL. # 233-5515 Fax # 233-5915.

Vacancies exist at the abovenamed Council for the following:
Three (3) subjects at the GCE/CXC/CAPE Ordinary
Level Examinations including English Language and
Experience in Local Governments procedures,
knowledge of Accounting and computer literacy are
definitely assets.
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tasks with a minimum supervision.
Should be between the ages of 18 and 40 years.
At least 5 years working experience operating tractor
and trailer, also utilizing tractor to slash playfields,.
parapets, and other works associated with this type of
machinery as it relates to Local Governmentwork, etc.
Must be between the ages of 25 and 50 years and
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experience, references and other relevant documents, and must
be addressed to:
Eccles/Ramsburg NDC
LotZ Peter's HallPublic Road,
East Bank Demerara.
To reach not laterthan Friday, February 18,2005.
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By Jasnminee Sahoye

NOW that the flood waters
are almost gone, after more
than a month in several East
Coast Demerara villages, it's
not just the physical rebuild-
ing and getting back into
homes that are important.
People have to be helped
and counselled to cope and
women and children are of spe-
cial focus for two United Na-
tions agencies playing a vital role
in the recovery in the post-
floods period that officials esti-
mate would take months.
United Nations Children's
Fund (UNICEF) Resident Rep-
resentative, Ms Maria Ribeiro

0 Head Dr Bernadette

says a programme is being de-
veloped to deal with the
psycho-social aspects of those
affected by the disaster.
Head of the Pan American
Health Organisation (PAHO)
here, Dr Bernadette Theodore-
Gandi, says, "It is important
that affected persons be exposed
to some sort of counselling to
help them cope in these really
trying times."
PAHO will also be working
with UNICEF and other agen-
cies on the psycho-social
programme, Dr Theodore-Gandi
told the Chronicle on Friday.
Officials have said that chil-
dren are most at risk in any di-
saster situation and can be
traumatised in situations like the
widespread flooding here which
caused many families to seek
shelter elsewhere.
Ms Ribeiro, in an interview
with the Chronicle on Thursday,
said UNICEF's concern in the
flood is mainly women and chil-
"Crisis and emergencies
cause stress and panic; it is
practically normal to be
traumatised," the UNICEF rep-
resentative said.
"We also need to take into
account what are the sorts of
things we (collectively) can do
to help people get back into the
business of day to day life...if
you are preoccupied with your
wet house. trying to getl oo0d.
making sure your water is sale.
il doesn't leCei\C \oun inuch lioe C
10 givte our kid aI huIt ." Rib itro

So as part of its flood relief
programme, UNICEF is work-
ing with the ministries of
Health, Human Services and
Education and non-governmen-
tal organizations (NGOs) such
as the Red Cross Society to de-
velop a psycho-social approach
to assist especially women and
children affected by thc flood
disaster recover froin the
tIra .uma.
She said a large part of the
psycho-social approach is "to
create the reassuring, the heal-
ing network which allows
people to de-stress, to actually
recognize that it is perfectly nor-
mal to be traumatised...the im-
portant thing is to move on and
that's where your psycho-social
intervention comes in."

"One of the things we have
been discussing is how to get
community leaders, faith-based
organizations, community
organizations, to work at a com-
munity level and to create more
community groups as well as
create a public education and
awareness campaign to reduce
stress and rebuild a normal life",
Ribeiro said.
In the school situation,
teachers will be targeted since
children are very often easily
"One of the sorts of things
that teachers need to know so
that they can better manage the
stress in their classroom is if
kids start crying because they are
afraid of water, the teacher
should not panic. Instead, that
teacher can say to the kids
'Let's talk about it. Let's draw.
Let's paint'. There are different
ways to help children to get over
In the same way, health
care workers will be trained to
identify people who are suffer-
ing from stress, so they would
be able to lend support by pro-
viding professional counselling.
Ribeiro said expertise will
be drawn from partners, noting
that various organizations can do
work at the community level.
"We also have experience in
other countries, even in the Car-
ibbean, and how we can share
the expertise here, and I can say
the same about other UN agen-
cies and larger organisations...it
has to be a partnership of many
She said there are quite a
number of NGOs locally that
provide counselling, noting that
some of them can be part of the
psycho-social progranmme

She referred to what
UNICEF did to help people in
Grenada recover from lhe dcv-
aslation wreaked by tHurricane
Ivan last Decemher.
A model \%aws ilc\eloped
wilht th childlii ren based on sttory

telling and "using more creative
methodologies so children actu-
ally talked about what happened
to them and how they see them-
selves and this has been inte-
grated in the schools", Ribeiro
She explained that it started
with a Training of Trainers
"They actually hired a
story writer who worked with
the parents and children in de-
veloping some of the stories and
these are now being turned into
songs the way people cultur-
ally relate to deal with some of
the issues."

UNICEF has been working
with a network of young people
from Region Four (Demerara/
Mahaica) with various skills
who visit eight shelters daily -
seven on the East Coast
Demerara and one in Sophia,
Greater Georgetown.
UNICEF's Communication
Officer Leslyn Thompson said
the volunteers took recreational
and educational activities to the
children in "a fun way".
Joining the young group
were four volunteers from the
British Voluntary Service
Organisation (VSO) now on a
stint here, she said.
However, from this week,
the volunteers will be visiting
the shelters three days weekly,
Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
According to Thompson,
the members of youth groups
were eager to share their knowl-
edge and skills with the many
children in the shelters.
She said the response from
the parents was positive be-
cause the volunteers shared 'fun
things' with the children which

UN APPEAL: UNICEF Resident Representative Maria Riberio, Foreign Minister Rudy
Insanally, centre, and UNDP Resident Representative Youssef Mahmoud at the launching
of the UN Flash Appeal for about US$3M to help Guyana recover from the flood disaster.
(Mike Norville photo)

helped to relieve some of the
stress from the parents.
"The children were being
put to bed early and the volun-
teers were telling them stories,
helping them to colour and draw
in a fun way."
Thompson said they also
worked with adolescents be-
tween 12 and 18 years old.
"They were given counselling in
terms of HIV/AIDS, health and
hygiene since that was very im-
portant in the shelters."
The support provided by

both the volunteers and
UNICEF was effective because
the adolescents in the shelters
were able to work with the
young children after the volun-
teers would have left, Thomp-
son said.

Ribeiro commended the
strategy developed by the
Health Ministry and other agen-
cies such as PAHO for the ef-
forts to deal with flood-related

UNICEF, she said, among
other things, initially provided
oral rehydration salt to the
Health Ministry and potable
water to Guyana Water Inc. for
distribution to flood victims.
"When you have to re-
spond to a crisis you need the
resources to do so," she said,
noting that UNICEF has been
able to mobilise US$200,000
(Please turn
to page 15)

SPECIAL FOCUS: school children are of sp concern in the post-flood programme. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)

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By Renu Raghubir

IN THE aftermath of this
country's worst natural
disaster, thousands are
mourning their losses and it
will be a hard road to climb
back to some semblance of a
normal life.
The United Nations
estimated that more than
300.000 Guyanese nearly
half of the total population.-
were affected by the floods last
month which led the
government to declare disaster
zones in Regions Three (West
.Demerara/Essequibo Islands).

16-year-old son, Amroutie
Michell, also known as Pinky,
never really felt the pressure of
being the breadwinner for her
family before.
But now she is.
She says it's because the
flood has caused untold damage
to her home and business.
Speaking from her Lot 249
Sixth Street, Martyrsville home
which she had to evacuate,
Pinky said coping with the
situation is difficult and so is
starting all over.
The 31-year-old related
that she had to throw away
countless bags of sugar, flour

'...it's been 29 days now since I have not
cooked in my kitchen. I have never seen
anything like this'
- Pinky, caring for a sick husband and a
16-year-old son

Four (Demerara/Mahaica) and
Five (Mahaica/Berbice).
The UN last week launched
an international appeal for
about US$3M to help meet the
immediate needs of the
Guyanese population while
preparing the way for recovery.'
"The funding being sought
is required urgently to provide
the affected population with
safe water and adequate
sanitation, re-establish basic
social services in health and
education, and give access to
healthy food, especially to
vulnerable groups, such as
pregnant and lactating women,
children and the elderly", it
In addition, the appeal will
help kick-start rehabilitation by
providing small farming
communities with production
inputs such as seeds,
veterinarian services and
equipment to help them rebuild
their livelihoods and contribute
to agricultural recovery.
Funding will also be required to
build capacity to prepare for, and
respond to, future emergencies
in a coordinated manner, the UN
UN Development
Programme (UNDP) Resident
Representative Youssef
Mahmoud said that since the
onset of the emergency, UN
agencies on the ground, have
been working closely with the
government and other partners
to provide emergency relief.
"We need to keep
supporting the affected
population, so they can get
back on their feet. and actively
participate in rebuilding their
livelihoods as soon as possible",
Mahmoud added.
The East Cost Demerara
was the hardest hit by the
floods spawned by the heaviest
rains in more than 100 years and
water is still in several villages.
Among those affected on
the East Coast Demerara was a
small grocery, shop proprietor.
With a sick husband and a

and split peas damaged by the
water but what's worse is that
her home was still under water
up to Friday.
Pinky said she, husband and
son had been living with their
neighbour, whose house is far
off the ground, for the past 29
"I don't know what to do
next. I had to move everything
and put them on tables; it's
been 29 days now since I have
not cooked in my kitchen. I
have never seen anything like
"One drum of kerosene oil
was gone because water got in
it. The only thing left in the
shop is canned stuff -
everything else gone. All the
electrical appliances in my house
and my bed are destroyed. My
plants... everything valuable
from back to front of my yard
"Even my mixed breed
puppies I had to give away. All
my fruit trees are gone, I don't
know what to do next", the
devastated woman tearfully
Pinky, whose house is a
small flat concrete building with
an extended part for the shop,
said because of the water, her
feet have swollen.
"My foot got bumps because
it's hard to stay inside all the time
and I have to check my house every
day. My husband had surgery last
year and so lie can't move
around...so is at the neighbour (we
are staying) and I come home
every day and try to clean the
She admitted that her
only choice was to start over
again, adding that she was
unsure of how much she lost
in the floods.
Asked how she coped with
being indoors for almost a
month, Pinky said, "I just
looked outside from the
window and prayed because I
never saw anything like this."
She said her family survived
on food hampers and the little

they had and cooked on a
kerosene stove.
"I used to cook dog food
on that stove and I had to take
it to my neighbour and cook
on it. It was terrible; we
could not even come
downstairs to use the toilet."
She said her most
memorable flood experience was
the first night of rain. "That
whole night I could not sleep.
the rain was heavy and there

was thunder and lightening. I
can recall every minute of that
Pinky is grateful though.
since according to her, "it could
have been worse."
Pinky is not the only who
thinks so.
Ballooram Jaipaul, 49, is
also thankful since it was just
he. his wile and their five little
children in their small wooden
house on the unforgettable

Baltooram. a planter at La
Bonne Intention (LBI) sugar
estate, said he and his family
were forced to move in with
their relatives, after water, three
feet deep, swept into their
Block 'A' Mon Repos home.
He said his wife, eight-
month old baby and five, seven,
nine and 12-year-old children
are surviving on his 'little
savings' and food hampers they

received as flood relief.
The man, whose entire yard
is still flooded, said he is not
working since the estate too,
was flooded. His children are
not attending school either,
because their school is being
used as a shelter for displaced
flood victims.
Baltooram said he only
moved to the East Coast five
months ago after acquiring a
house lot.

TRYING TO COPE: Baltooram Jaipaul of Block 'CC' Mon Repos, prepares to relocate his pipeline so that his children do
not have to go into the flood waters to get potable water. (Cullen Bess-Nelson photo)


(From page 14)

from the British Depart-
ment for International Devel-
opment (DFID) [US$140,000]
and the United States Agency
for International Develop-
ment (USAID) [US$60,000].
She said that in the UN
flash appeal for international
help for Guyana, her agency has
a target of US$725,000 and the
Canadian Government has al-
ready donated $100,000.
The funds will be used to
cover UNICEF's education and
back to school programme as
well as the psycho-social and
sanitation programmes, she said.

PAHO/World Health
Organisation (WHO) is working
with the Health Ministry to de-
velop a national mental health
plan, according to Theodore-
She said a part of that plan
would incorporate dealing with
disaster situations, particularly
stress management after disas-
ters because WHO has been
heavily involved in disaster

management in many countries
"We have planned to work
with the health care workers to
help them cope with the situa-
tion they would find themselves
in because they themselves
would be stressed out in their
own personal way, and of
course they will be dealing with
clients who will be under stress
and would need some level of
support," she said.
She explained that in any
post-flood situation of the mag-
nitude Guyana is going throughL.
uaniy persons would be stressed
Two consultants on post-
disaster management are ex-
pected in the country this week
to develop guidelines and train
health care workers on how to
deal with post-disaster cases.

Theodore-Gandi said the
pace of PAHO's 'Health Pro-
moting School' project, which is
aimed at looking at the physi-
cal, social, emotional and well-
being of students, teachers and
parents within the school com-
munity, will be accelerated. En-
terprise Primary in Lodge.

Sophia and St Sidwell's in
Georgetown are the first three
Health Promoting Schools.
She said that as part of
the Health and Family Life
Education programme which
is in most of the schools,
PAHO will work with the stu-
dents, teachers and parents to
form their own support and
rehabilitation groups to deal
with the complaints that
would emerge from the
"One of the things we need
to do, for example, is to set up
support in the schools, to have
the teachers manage some of the
diseases that will occur in the
schools after the children would
have returned. such as diarrhoea,
lice and problems with personal
'Teachers, she said. would
have to understand that not ev-
ery case has to be sent to a
health.centre or the Health
Ministry and this is one area
PAHO plans to work in.
PAHO also plans to pro-
vide teaching material and post-
ers and train the teachers to im-
part the information to the chil-
dren. she said.
PAHO will also be assess-

ing school vending facilities and
as part of its food safety
programme, will give advice to
the vendors to ensure that the
food is safe and how food
should be prepared "so that we
have safe food for the children".
Theodore-Gandi said.
She added that the agency
will be starting its de-worming
exercise shortly and will con-
tinue its vision and oral health
screening programmes in the
Besides working with the
schools, there are other initia-
tives that PAHO has been work-
ing on.
"We have been training vol-
unteers who are going door to
door, promoting Dec Salt and
actually talking to people about
personal hygiene, cleaning and
using Dec Salt to prevent filari-
Theodore-Gandi said cm-
phasis is being placed on chil-
dren under one-year-old since
they are most at risk of getting
PAHO last week also
started a training programme
for health care workers to
enhance their awareness of

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A STUDY of the local rice
industry, funded by the Eu-
ropean Union (EU), is under
way to identify areas which
should be improved to en-
hance its competitiveness in
the face of the liberalisation
of international trade.
Stephen Thornhill, one of
the two experts conducting the
study, said Friday that a key
focus in enhancing competitive-
ness of the industry is the qual-
ity of rice for export.
Mr. Thornhill addressed
the issues at a meeting of stake-

holders and the Ministry of
Foreign Trade and International
Cooperation to look at invest-
ment and credit facility.
The study is part of the
EU's 11.7M Euros assistance
programme to the rice indus-
try, and covers key areas such
as post-shipment credit, seed
production and distribution,
farm production, drying, stor-
age and handling, creation of
value-added products, quality
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Thornhill said the sector
here has to adopt a demand-
driven approach to better be able
to cope.
He observed that the re-
structuring of loan agreements
between banks and farmers and
millers through the intervention
of the government has led to
stabilisation and improvement
within the industry.
However, he said, there were
still some difficulties which need
to be addressed.
Among the difficulties he
identified are the ability of the

banks to provide loans, the level
of indebtedness and the wide dis-
parity between loans and savings
interest rates.
The injection of working capi-
tal into the industry to "kick start
the process" has to be addressed
as well, he said.
Minister of Foreign Trade and
International Cooperation, Clem-
ent Rohee observed that despite
the difficulties the industry has
been facing, production has in-
He recalled too that the gov-
ernment had to-intervene to re-

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VENDORS at markets on
the East Coast Demerara are
taking steps to reassure the
public that their goods, par-
ticularly vegetable and meat,
are fit for human consump-
Vendors at the popu-
lar Mon Repos Market pointed
out yesterday that they are
thoroughly washing the 'greens'
and meat with treated water,
and a water tank is stationed at
the Plaisance Market on the
Railway Embankment strictly
for washing meat and veg-
etables in full view of the cus-
The Mon Repos mar-
ket appears to have recovered
well from the floods. It was
bustling with activity yester-
day, a scene remarkably differ-
ent from weeks ago when the
area was under flood waters.
One vendor told this
newspaper that vegetables and
meat are selling almost like nor-
mal, as persons are really shop-
ping, despite the steep cost of
some of these commodities.
Other vendors reported
that a few persons still seem
afraid to purchase the 'greens'
and meat. However, they have
noted that officials from the
Ministry of Health have been
visiting the marketplace to en-
sure that meat being sold, is fit
for human consumption.
Some businesses,
such as eating houses, par-
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slump in sales during the last
couple of weeks, which they
attributed to persons prefer-
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farmers because of the severe
constraints they faced.
Keith Gordon of the EU del-
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was committed towards ensuring
the sustainability of the rice in-
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the impact of rice reforms in Eu-
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The European
Commission's Trade Commis-
sioner, Peter Mandelson who
visited here last month, met
representatives of the Carib-
bean Rice Association (CRA)
on plans for European sup-

port for the industry.
The discussions dealt
with the start-up and imple-
mentation phases of the 24M
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rounding the death of a nine-year-old boy who was struck down
by a motorcar at Plantation Foulis West Coast Berbice Friday
The dead child, Terry Daniels, was the eldest child of
Deodat Daniels and Padmini Singh of Foulis and was a pupil of the
Belladrum Primary school.
Reports stated that Terry was walking along the roadway
at Foulis reportedly on an errand for his parents around 14:30 hrs
when a motor car travelling east along the highway struck him.
A neighbour said she was in her yard doing some chores
when she heard a screeching sound and then a loud impact.
She looked around just in time to see the youngster up in
the air above a dark coloured motor car. The child then fell onto the
bonnet then slid to the road.
Relatives who went to his assistance found him bleeding
and unconscious.
They rushed.him to the Hospital at Fort Wellington where
he was pronounced dead.
The driver of the motor car involved is currently as-
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instrumental in

sending aid

THE Guyanese community in California has so far
raised more than US$5,000 for flood relief in Guyana.
The Nlahaicony Development Committee of Guyana
Medical Relief held a dinner last week Saturday at the Car-
ibbean Gardens Restaurant in La Verne California, which
raised more than US$1,000, organizers said.
Meanwhile. Direct Relief International of Santa Barbara,
California has air-shipped medical supplies worth more than
US$1 M. the group said.
Within the next month the Guyanese community intends
to raise an additional US$5,000.
Honorary Consul, Joe D'Olivera has set up a special tax-
deductible account within Guyana Medical Relief to handle
donations for flood relief.
Anyone interested in donating are kindly asked to con-
tact the Honorary Consul.

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JOSEPH Thomas, popularly known as 'Lil Joe', was laid
to rest yesterday at Kuru Kururu. Thomas, a journalist,
died at the Georgetown Hospital Monday, after falling ill
with symptoms of the dreaded 'Leptospirosis' that struck
in the aftermath of the floods that blanketed the East
Coast and parts of the City.
A moving funeral service was held at the World Vision New
Testament Church of God. Many offered beautiful thoughts
about Thomas' lifestyle and his personality.
His brother Tyrone, who could not have travelled from
Canada, wrote the eulogy which was read by younger sibling,
Peter Thomas.
Peter spoke of how his brother was quite a jovial, humble
and polite person who never settled for less than the best.
He said his brother always brought light to dark periods
and reminisced on their childhood days in times when their
mother tried to scold them for misbehaving. He said instead of
rebuking them v, ith the rod, his mom could do nothing but sur-
render to the laughter that Joe provoked.
He was as -brilliant as he was funny and left high
school with eight subjects at CXC before joining the jour-
nalism field, working in the newsroom and current affairs
department at the then Guyana Broadcasting Corporation
(GBC) radio. He left the media became a businessman as
well as a vocalist/son'gwriter. Last November, however, he
returned to the media, this time as a reporter at the Na-
tionial Media and Publishing Company, bringing issues to
light through the Kaieteur News.
The newspaper said Thomas' passing has left mark that
would be difficult to erase. In a tribute read by sports journal-
ist Leeron Brumell, the company said Thomas will be remem-
bered for the bounce, energy and enthusiasm that he brought to
the newsroom. Thomas' last assignment was the flood.
"... Lil Joe was stunned at the suffering he was witnessing
and covered several meetings discussing the floods. Little did
he know then, that he would fall victim to the very disaster
Guyana is faced with," his colleague said.
President of the Guyana Press Association, Julia Johnson,
said Thomas will be greatly missed by the local media frater-
"The media fraternity in Guyana is relatively small, so ev-
ery loss is felt and understood. We hurt when death strikes in
our midst. We are shocked, we are stunned. Because of the size
of the media corps, we tend to know everyone. A death is like
a loss of a family member. Joseph Thomas was a member of
that fraternity," she said.
"We will all remember the last story with his byline...
the photographs he brought back from covering the devas-
tation of the flood on the East Coast are still in the ar-
chives and could give testimony to the story of the disas-
ter that was to claim his life," Johnson said. (Shauna

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(CARICOM) Secretary
General Edwin Carrington
says the region has to
urgently come up with a
regional action plan to
counter natural disasters in
light of the recent crises that
have adversely affected the
infrastructure and economies
of several member states.
He hopes that the flooding
in Guyana and devastation of
Grenada by Hurricane Ivan in
September last year would
propel CARICOM leaders into
action when they meet in
Paramaribo. Suriname on
Wednesday and Thursday.
The heads are due in
Paramaribo for their 16th Inter-
Sessional Mcceting. and the
CARICOM Secretariat said
Carringlon, al a nedia briefing
there Friday. stressed that
because the Caribbean is
vulnerable 10o natural disasters.'
the issue has high iilporitanice.
The sccrctarial said thal

with 2005 designated 'The Year
of the Single Market', the
preparedness of member states
for the full implementation of
the CARICOM Single Market
and Economy (CSME) by
December 2005 will be
"We have reached a stage
where the emphasis is now
on the creation of a single
economy," Mr. Carrington said.
He noted'that the Heads of
Government will give attention
to plans for the inauguration of
the Caribbean Court of Justice
(CCJ) considered the backbone
of the CSME.
Noting that the recent ruling
of the United Kingdom Privy
Council. which nullified
Jamaica's enabling legislation for
accession to the CCJ as its final
appellate courl liad made the
issue more urgently the
CARICOM Secrtclay-Gencral
affirmed that plans *fort the.
inaugiiralion of tih ctour remain
on L ursI'e'.

On the issue of a common
passport for the region, the
secretariat said Carrington was
satisfied that member states
have agreed on certain
specifications for the travel
While commending
Suriname's lead in being the first
to issue a CARICOM passport
bearing the name and logo of the
community, he encouraged
others to follow suit.
In terms of CARICOM's
external negotiations, the
meeting will discuss the
perpetual challenges facing
the region in its ongoing
negotiations with the
European Union (EU), the
World Trade Organisation
(WTO) and the Free Trade
Area of the Americas (FTAA),
the secretariat said.
CARICOM leaders are also
to examine possible solutions to
thc hturdles.lfaced bvy omminunil
inie hbers with respect o lh-
hbnllma i liid su'1 iu SeL' S.

As banana producers
continue to reel from the effects
of the EU modification of the
regime that existed in favour of
regional suppliers, Carrington
said leaders have the dual
challenge of negotiating with the
EU and settling differences
among traditional and non-
traditional African, Caribbean
and Pacific (ACP) banana
suppliers, even as they brace
for the full impact of
adjustments to the sugar
At the meeting the
CARICOM Heads of
Government will exchange views
with the new ELI Commissioner
for Development Louis Michel
and Brazil's President Luis
Ignacio Lula Da Silva.
Regional heads will also
deliberate over issues such as
crime and security, HIV/
AIDS and preparations for
the staging of the 2007
Cricket World Cup. the
secretariat said.

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THE Guyanese Nurses As-
sociation of America, Inc.
(GNAA), a premiere Carib-
bean nursing society, and
the Overseas Medical As-
sistance Team (OMAT), a
nonprofit humanitarian
organisation, have
partnered to assist Guyana
in the wake of the recent
flooding disaster. The
organizations' combined ef-
fort will focus mainly on
providing medical supplies
and equipment, and arrang-
ing for other humanitarian
assistance, a release said.
will provide medicines, includ-
ing anti-bacterial, anti-diar-
rheas, disinfectants, topical
creams, and water purifiers to
An appeal is under-
way to area hospitals, medi-
cal institutions, healthcare
organizations and physicians

to donate medical supplies and
equipment that can be effec-
tively used in the flood relief ef-
fort. In addition, the agencies will
provide technical information
and assist groups of healthcare
professionals who plan to visit
Guyana to help with the recov-
ery process.
"We were disheart-
ened to hear about the devasta-
tion at home and we are deeply
concerned about the welfare of
the people of Guyana," said
GNAA president Olga Casey,
RN. "Members of GNAA were
among the first to make personal
donations to the relief effort. We
look forward to continuing to
help alleviate the suffering of our
people with a partnership with
the Overseas Medical Assistance
Dr. Stephen Carryl,
OMAT founder and president
said: "Our hearts go out to the
residents of Guyana and mem-

bers of their families here in the
United States who were affected
by the flooding. OMAT has al-
ready shipped quantities of
Adult Chux, Omnicef Pediatric
Suspension (cefdinir),
and Doxycycline to Davis Me-
morial Hospital, and we are
pleased to do even more through
our partnership with the
Guyanese Nurses Association of
America, Inc."
The Guyanese Nurses
Association of America, Inc. is
actively involved in funding as-
sistance programmes for retired
nurses and scholarships for nurs-
ing students through its parent
organisation the Guyana Nurses
Association. GNAA also sup-
ports a number of orphanages in
Guyana. Locally, the
organisation participates in com-
munity health fairs and other ini-
tiatives to promote wellness
among at risk populations.
GNAA will channel its

relief efforts to its founding um-
brella organisation. the Guyana
Nurses Association and to
Georgetown Hospital.
The Overseas Medical
Assistance Team made its first
humanitarian mission to Guyana
in 1991 and has made trips to the
South American country almost
every year since. During these
missions. OMAT volunteers

work at Davis Memorial Hospi-
tal. where Dr. Carryl is on the
board of directors, and at Linden
Hospital Complex. in his home-
town. OMAT has also donated
thousands of.doHars in medical
equipment. pharmaceuticals and
hospital supplies to both facili-
The Guyana Nurses

Association and the Overseas
Medical Assistance Team are
also accepting monetary dona-
tions for the Guyana Flood Re-
lief. For more information,
please call Ms. Casey at 718-
346-9241 or Mrs. Lynette
Marshall at 718-342-0842.
OMAT can be reached at 718-

2005 could be warmest year


By Timothy Gardner

NEW YORK (Reuters)
- A weak El Nino and human-
made greenhouse gases could
make 2005 the warmest year
since records started being
kept in the late 1800s, NASA
scientists said this week.
While climate events
like El Nino when warm water
spreads over much of the tropi-
cal Pacific Ocean affect global
temperatures, the increasing role
of human-made pollutants plays
a big part.
"There has been a
strong warming trend over the
past 30 years, a trend that has
been shown to be due primarily
to increasing greenhouse gases in
the atmosphere," said James
Hansen of NASA's Goddard In-
stitute for Space Studies, based
in New York.
The warmest year on
record was 1998, with 2002 and

2003 coming in second and
third, respectively.
Short-term factors
like large volcanic eruptions
that launched tiny particles of
sulfuric acid into the upper at-
mosphere in 1963, 1982 and
1991 can change climates for
periods ranging from months
to a few years.
Last year was the
fourth-warmest recorded, with
a global mean temperature of
57 degrees Fahrenheit (14 C),
which was about 1.5 degrees
warmer than the middle of the
century, NASA scientist Drew
Shindell said in an interview.
Average tempera-
tures taken from land and sur-
faces of the oceans showed
2004 was 0.86 degrees Fahr-
enheit (0.48 C) above the av-
erage temperature from 1951
to 1980, according to Hansen.
The spike in global
temperatures in 1998 was as-

sociated with one of the stron-
gest El Ninos of recent centuries
and a weak El Nino contributed
to the unusually high global tem-
peratures in 2002 and 2003,
NASA said.
Carbon dioxide, emit-
ted by autos, industry and utili-
ties, is the most common green-
house gas. Hansen also said that
the Earth's surface now absorbs
more of the sun's energy than gets
reflected back to space.
That extra energy, to-
gether with a weak El Nino, is
expected to make 2005 warmer
than 2003 and 2004 and perhaps
even warmer than 1998, which
had stood out as far hotter than
any year in the preceding century,
NASA said in a statement.
The U.S. National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration said on Thursday
the current weak El Nino will
diminish and end during the
next three months.


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"terrorist state" yesterday
and rejected as meddling
Washington's criticism of a
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it is troubled that Russian rifles
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rebels it says are terrorists.
The U.S. ambassador
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worries over the agreement to
buy 100,000 automatic rifles and
about 40 military helicopters
from Moscow.
"One has to ask
whether there was transparency
in the invasion of Iraq. The world
knows President Bush lied
openly about Iraq having chemi-
cal weapons," Chavez told re-
porters while visiting victims of
recent floods in Venezuela.
"They keep on bombing
cities, killing children; they've
become a terrorist state," he said.
Venezuela, the world's
No. 5 oil exporter, is a key crude
supplier to the U.S. and was a
traditional Washington ally. But
relations soured after Chavez
came to power in 1998, vowing
'to fight poverty with a self-pro-
claimed revolution.
U.S. officials have ac-
cused Chavez of allowing Marx-
ist guerrillas from neighboring
Colombia shelter in Venezuela
and criticise his increasingly close
relations with Cuban leader Fidel
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice in January said
Chavez was a destabilising influ-
ence in Latin America.
Former army officer
Chavez rejects the charges and
claims that the U.S. has financed
attempts to topple him, includ-
ing a brief 2002 coup and scores
of protests before he won a re-
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By Uma Girish
The Christian Science

ander plant yields a bright,
pleasant flower, but also a
milky sap that, if ingested,
can be a deadly poison. It's
one of the methods families
use to kill newborn girls in
the Salem District of Tamil
Nadu, a part of India notori-
ous for female infanticide.
Though the govern-
ment has battled the practice for
decades, India's gender imbal-
ance has worsened in recent
years. Any progress toward
halting infanticide, it seems, has
been offset by a rise in sex-se-
lective abortions. Too many
couples aided by medical tech-
nology, unethical doctors, and
weak enforcement of laws ban-
ning abortion on the basis of
gender are electing to end a
pregnancy if the fetus is female.
The consequence of
female infanticide and, more re-
cently, abortion is India's awk-
wardly skewed gender ratio,
among the most imbalanced in
the world. The ratio among chil-
dren up to the age of six was
962 girls per 1,000 boys in
1981, but 20 years later, the in-
equity was actually worse: 927
girls per 1,000 boys.
Infanticide is illegal in
India (though never prosecuted),
and laws are also in place to
stop sex- selective abortions.
But in some places, national
rules don't hold enough sway
to overcome local religious and
social customs which remain
biased in favour of sons over

"Factors like dowry,
imbalance in the employment
sector whereby the male is seen
as. breadwinner, and societal
pressure to abort female fetuses
conspire to increase the antigirl
bias," says Ajay K. Tripathi of
the Advanced Studies in Public
Health Programme, of the Insti-
tute of Health Systems in
Hyderabad. Government- and
the medical profession, he says,
need to put more resources -
and more political will into
strengthening and enforcing the
A case in point is leg-
islation introduced last year
but now stalled that would
prohibit all genetic-counselling
facilities, clinics, and labs from
divulging the sex of the fetus.
The hope is that if parents
don't know "it's a girl," fewer
will resort to abortion. But the
proposal, which would amend a
1994 law, is opposed by medi-
cal groups. They argue that
technology used to monitor fe-
tal health such as ultrasound
scans and amniocentesis can-
not be put under such intense
Others, though, see
another reason for the opposi-
tion: Abortion is a lucrative busi-
I~jss that many doctors do not
want to see curtailed. "Abor-
tions are a low-risk, high-profit
business. As a specialist in fe-
tal medicine, I can tell you that
no pregnant woman would suf-
fer if the ultrasound test were
banned," says Puneet Bedi, a
gynecologist at Apollo Hospi-
tals in New.Delhi. "Right now,
it is used to save one out of
,20,000 fetuses and kill 20 out
of e\ erN 100 because [it reveals

that the baby] is the wrong

India stipulates
that only a government hos-
pital, registered facility, or
medical practitioner with ap-
propriate qualifications may
perform an abortion. The re-
ality, however, is that only
about 15 per cent of all abor-
tions take place under such
circumstances, according to
the Indian Medical Associa-
tion. About 11.2 million ille-
gal abortions are performed
each year off the record. Such
abortions are often "female
feticide," experts say.
In Salem district,
for instance, signs posted in
towns reinforce the societal
message: "Pay 500 rupees and
save 50,000 rupees later," a
suggestion that aborting a fe-
male fetus now could save a
fortune in wedding expenses
in the future.
Salem district, a
mostly rural part of Tamil
Nadu, has a longstanding
reputation as a deathtrap for
baby girls. The Vellala
Gounder community, the
dominant caste there, owns
most of the land and is intent
on retaining property rights
within the family. Sons rep-
resent lineage; daughters
marry and relocate to their
husbands' homes. As a result,
local women, like Lakshmi,
who gave birth to a girl early
last year, may refuse to nurse
their newborns. They leave it
to midwives or mothers-in-
law to administer the olean-
der sap, say anti-infanticide

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Nearly 60 per cent of
girls born in Salem District are
killed within three days of birth,
according to the local social
welfare department. That
doesn't count the growing num-
ber of abortions there to ensure
a girl baby won't be carried to
Amid such stubborn
statistics, activists are at work
to counter the forces of tradition.
A focus of their work: improv-
ing the standing and self-image
of women themselves.
Community Services
Guild (CSG), a non-governmen-
tal organisation, works with ru-
ral women in particular to dis-
courage female feticide. One of
CSG's interventions targets
women who already have at
least one girl. Now 20 years old,
the programme sends workers
to visit these mothers, teaching
them and their daughters' skills

that contribute income to their
families (such as basket-weav-
ing or selling produce) and re-
educating them about the value
of girls to society.
"Educating the new-
generation girl and empower-
ing her with the skills necessary
for economic independence is
the only long-term solution,"
says G. Prasad, CSG deputy di-
rector. Though CSG works in a
patriarchal culture where female
inferiority is ingrained, the
group encourages women to be-
come decision-makers.
In pockets of India
where female infanticide per-
sists, the practice is rooted in a
complex mix of economic, social,
and cultural factors. Parents'
preference for a boy derives
from the widespread belief that
a son lighting his parents' fu-
neral pyre will ensure that their
souls ascend to heaven; that he
will be a provider in their later
years (India has no form of so-
cial security); and that he will
preserve the family inheritance.
Conversely, a daugh-
ter is considered an economic
burden. Pressure to conform can
be intense in rural areas, and
some families borrow heavily to
pay for the rituals prescribed

for a girl the ear-piercing cer-
emony. wedding jewellery,
dowry, and presents for the
groom's family on every Hindu
The Tamil Nadu gov-
ernment has started several
programmes to protect girls -
with mixed results. One urged
families to hand over their baby
girls to local officials, who saw
that they were adopted by
childless couples. Between
May 2001 and January 2003,
officials received 361 baby girls.
An informal survey by CSG,
however, found that many
women would abort rather than
have a baby and give her up for
Tamil Nadu's 'Girl
Protection' programme may be
more practical. Here, the govern-
ment opens a bank account in a
girl's name at her birth, depos-
iting between 15,000 and 22,000
rupees during her childhood, de-
pending on the number of girls
in the family.
"The only way to wipe
out this evil is by an-attitudi-
nal shift," says CSG's Mr.
Prasad. "Educate a girl be-
yond eighth grade and en-
courage her to find her



Date: 91h February 2005
Loan: No.1554/SF/GY
Invitation for Bids: No.WSG/NAMC/6/2004

1. Invitation for Prequalification of Contractors for the Rehabilitation of the New Amsterdam Moleson
Creek Road have been further extended.

2. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development Bank towards
the cost of the New Amsterdam Moleson Creek Road. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this
financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the Construction of the New
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Infanticide and sex-selective abortion

yield a more skewed gender ratio

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Death Announcement & In
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Katha By Shri Praskas Gossai In
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TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly cloudy at times with passing
showers mostly during the afternoon hours.
WINDS: Are expected to vary between the North Nonheast
and South at 1 to 8m.p.s.
WAVES: Moderate reaching about 1 5m in open waters
HIGH TIDE: 06:54h at 2.92m and 19-37h at 2 80m
LOW TIDE: 00.48h at (0.55m) and 13;20h at (0:73m)
SUNRISE: 06-1 Oh N/A N/A
SUNSET: 18.04h N/A N/A
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 29.5 31.0C over near inland and
interior locations and 30 0 33.5C along the coast.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 21 0 23.5C over near inland and
interior locations and 22 5 25.5C along the coast
MARINE ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users
are advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms, whose data are vital to the provision of the
weather information and warnings for the safety of the
marine community.
HIGH TIDE ADVISORY: All residents of coastal,riverine
and low-lying areas: are advised, to guard against
possible flooding due to above normal high tides.

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10:30 h DTV'S Festival Of
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Applications are invited from interested and suitably.
qualified persons to fill the following vacancies in a
1. One Telephone Operator
2. Three Receptionists with Computer
Skills to work shifts including night shifts.
3. Two Qualified Nurses
Applications with full curriculum details, work
experience, educational qualifications' should be
sent not laterthan February 28"e, 2005 to:
The Administrator
P.O.Box 101049 Georgetown

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 13. 2005

In loving memory of my beloved husband
EUGENE A. D. CARTO who departed this
life on February 17, 2003.
February comes with great regret
Years may fly, but precious memories
Of you will never die
Sadly missed by your wife Florence
Carto, children, grandchildren, foster
daughter and foster grandchildren,
relatives and friends.

(Br> Mc' u4-l -idruY rtal I-u -pe4 4








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STreasured memories of the late il
formerly of Lot 16 New Street, New
Amsterdam Berbice, who departed
this life on 27' January. 1998. ,o
We try not tossing sad songs
Norshdwourgriefor fear
For we know you are in the perfect
,S place
'". Away from pain and tears
. Place farfrom hunger, hurt, want andpnde
3 Aplace in heaven with the masteratyour side
Yourlife on earth was very good ,, ,
But paradise is so much more /"' '"
.*' Than anyone can know
We pray your heart is filled with happiness
And sweet reioicino too
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In memory of our beloved
September, 1917-13'" February
'2004. I
So,,.,i .r.... '. ..'vemissedyou a. ,
A million times we've cried
y- If love alone could have saved
Syou .
You never would have died .'

To some ,., -, .' .
Ti.. :, .. t of the past
But to us who loved and lost you
Your love wiii always last
t b.'roke our hearts to lose you
' You didn't go alone
SForourlives went with you

J....,'. matter
E,.: ii v we feels alone
' -swill neverbe whole

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On God's golden shore
God'sc -. ;
For you are there to stay
The roses of love within us
Will bloom again some day
We might be parted fora while
-Our hearts wilf always be
For one day soon


One year has passed since that -
sad day
When our dear beloved brother ..
was called away
It was God's will for him
Because all his work and labour
On earth was finished
So God took him home to rest :
Where the shining city is waiting for you
Now you are in paradise with the Lord P"
You are free from all sorrow, pain & grief
But it leaves a deep pain in our hearts
Only those who have lost can tell the pain
Which brings tears to our heart
It drains the heart with untold sorrow
It leaves an emptiness in ourtomorrow
All life we know must have its seasons
Yet death gives us no earthly reason
All it future echoes bring
As flooding memories just like a spring
As thoughts continue on and on remain a gift to those
who care
The memories of your bright season pass away
Brother I love you very much
I want the world to know you are the best
Brother I could ever have in the world
I love you and rest in peace
From your loving wife Farida & sons, brothers & sisters
especially Tara Rai (Holland), Joel & Dhano (USA), nieces
& nephews especially Perdita Rai (Curacao), Eric, Ryana,
Jenn Sharda USA). Other relatives and friends


The wife, Joan Hind..

children.Andrea, Lyndon, Guyan .,
Anika Hinds, sisters, brothers and
other relatives wish to thank all
those who attended the funeral,
sent wreaths, cards, etc or in any
other way sympathised with them

on the passing of their loved one .
Special thanks to: Charles & -,-;
V Winston Susty, Dawn Hing, Myrtle
Persaud (USA), Avril Latchman & Hazel
Bholaramsingh (Canada), Management and sta
Guyana National Newspapers Ltd. Bruce and Yv(
Harewood USA, Ronald Bayley, USA, Nurse Lil Ma
& Donna Ellis.

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Job 1:21: The Lord gave and
the Lord hath taken.
In memory of the late
known as SUNNA.
22/4/44 9/2/04


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S Inserted by his wife Lynette. children Ave, Dexter..,
Petal Johnny, Jude.

In loving memory of ROSE JAMES formerly of
Lot 29 Public Road, Friendship Village, East
,'T Coast Demerara who departed this life on
February 14, 1993. tit
Twelve years ha ve passed i
S Still we have so many memories of you
Whom we loved so much for everyjoy that passes
Something beautiful remains of all the blessings
., God gave us
S None was greater, more precious than the gift of .
you A,
Whatever we have achieved today is as a result of /f
your wisdoni, your courage, your inspiration and .
l'. the values you ,n:, .r.-I in us '
You can never be replaced because you were i,
unique and unforgettable \ i,
She will always be remembered by her loving
iI children Millicent, Winston, Wesley, Winifred, |i
Lloyd, Michael and Faye, many grandchildren, ,K.;
great-grandchildren and other relatives and
S friends.
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3. .. l..orian

cousin and friend MR.
ak BUDOL former
employee of Docol who
passed away on 9
February 2004 in the USA
and formerly of 201 BB
Dear Dad we love you and

MIss you everyday of our
You left
You walked .. ..the dcor and nevercame back to us
God eased your pain but broke our heads
To prove Hel takes onlythe best
We will always i emneber and chensh all

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Sadly missed by his wife Chandra of USA children Shelly & :
SRavin of USA, Morn Mrs Joyce, sisters Chan. Radika. Geeta and .;i
|Ahiyla of Canada. Brother Loak. Krish. Sew, not forgetting his
nieces nephews cousins, in-laws and friends.

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MUSIC system, wax ma-
chine. Contact Freddy, 43
Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Tel. 231-7789/621-5984.
Reasonable rates.

MAGAZINE Worldwide
Pen Friends. Information?
Send stamped envelope CFI,
PO Box 12154 Georgetown,
LINK up for Valentine. Call
The Junior/Senior/Singles
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Immediate link. Tel. 223-
8237, Mon. Fri. 8:30 am -
6pm, Sat. & Sun. 10 am-2

NOVELS, story books. Text
and informative books.
Juliette's Book Library, 143
West Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-

JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate &
Advanced Dressmaking,
also Designing. 153 Barr
St., Kitty. Tel. # 226-9548

TURN your spare-time into
money by filling envelopes. For
info. send stamped envelop to
Jasodra Sarwan, 61 Goed
Bananen Land, East Canje,

HERBAL Medicines skin
infection, asthma, impotent,
cholesterol, blood pressure,
weight loss, gallstone, stricture
pain, diabetes, internal
cleansing and many more.
Appointment # 220-7342/

STOP hurting yourself.
Observation is the key which
opens the gate of health, peace
and happiness. For more
information, Call: Leonard -Tel:
HOW to check your battery,
overcome obstacles, win in
emergencies, stop being a
victim, avoid mental tension
and old age? Call: Leonard
on Tel. # 225-0691/624-

and General Store has career
opportunities for experienced,
hard-working and pleasant
individuals Counter/Billing
Clerk, (male/female), Senior
Confidential Clerk, Porters
(able-bodied). Step up to the
challenge. Apply in person with
written Applications,
References and copies of
certificates, etc. to: The
Manager, Hamson's General
Store, 116 Regenl Road,
Bourda, Georgetown.

FOR a long time we have
being lied to by false prophets
with false doctrines. Do not
listen to these people any
longer, they cannot help you.
Today, is your day to get real
help, answers to your
problems. For those persons
who want to be connected to
their Creator and to be relieved
from all the storms of life. It is
only one phone or cell call
away. Do not delay any longer.
Call now! Tel. 233-2934 oi cell
625-1252/660-4568 or contact
Miss Bennett at 164 'C' Hassan
Street, Eccles, East Bank

ARE you cursed, depressed,
demon possessed OR need
finance? Call Apostle Randolph
Williams #261-6050 (20:00 h -
23:00 h).
ARE you hurt, depressed,
lonely, financially unstable,
demonically possessed,
emotionally stressed and angry?
Kingdom Ministries 223-1930.

NEED to activate your body
and mental strength? Come for a
well-balanced health massage,
shower available. Call Mrs. Singh
(daily) Tel. 220-4842/615-6665.
ESCAPE Bodybliss
massages. Alleviate headaches,
insomnia, muscular pains,
tension and stress. Certified
Massage Therapist Ulelli Verbeke
- # 226-2669/615-8747.

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial, manicure,
scalp treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601.
DOLLY'S Hairdressing
Salon, 175 Middle Street,
C'burg., Georgetown for cold-
waiving, straightening, styling.
colour streak, cut-blow dry,
manicure, pedicure, facial, etc.
Phone: 227-2428.

LEARN to drive free pick
up and drop off. Tel: 616-
Motoring. You "train to pass". 48
Forshaw & Oronoque Sts.,
Queenstown. # 227-1063
ENROL now at Shalom Ent.,
Lot 2 Croal Street, Stabroek,
Georgetown. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. For information, Call:

repairs, sales and Networking.
Reduced prices on brand new
systems. Tel. 624-5659, 220-
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361/618-8283. Home & Office
services available. 24 hrs.
SERVICES. Think U lost Data, Hard
Drive crash, CD/floppy damaged?
Also repairs/upgrade, provide
Software and we handle Network
problems. Please Contact Rickey -
Tel. # 226-8234/611-4929.

Papers for National Visa
Processing, Petitions,
Adjustment of Status,
Case Follow-ups,
Enquiries, Consular
Appointments etc.
105 Regent Rd., Bourda,
[ Between Cummings &
Light Sts.,

AIR offers Keyboard,
guitars, voice training and
piano classes. Call 626-5804/
FOR Honest and Reliable
Security Service with over two
decades of experience. Contact
Mr. Sace Naraine. # 227-3540.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliances repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/263-
TECHNICIAN on call for
all your television, VCR and
microwave repairs. We
provide home service. Call:
yan # 265-2364/615-7361.
USA Green Card Lottery.
Want to live and work in the
USA? Then enter the Lottery
now! Family application: $4 000.
Phone 227-3339 or 623-1195.
FOR efficient service and
repairs washing machines,
refrigerators, dryers, microwave
ovens, etc. Telephone 227-
Road, Kitty.
BUILDING, renovating or
doing any kind of construction
work? We give free estimates.
Prompt, reasonable and reliable
service. Call 622-0267/629-

you m'Migrate to
Your Opportunity to Live or Study
We can assist you to Live and Study
In Canada.Skilled Workers.
Businessmen, Farmers, Refugees.
Students etc
Let Registered Toronto based
Lawyers/Consultants handle all of
your Immigration maters
Take advantage of current
immigration laws before it gets
harder Do not delay, act now
Balwant Persaud &Associates
Licensed Immrigration Consultants
Canadian.Head QOffice:
43 Farmbrook Rd. Scarborough,
ON M1J 2S3 Tel: 416-431-8845.
,Fi.- i i
Guyana 58 Upper Robb and
Oronoque Sts. Boirda
(Near - i .
Call 225-1540 for aniappointment
We are approved by the Canadian
Govt. to represent clients at
Embassies CIC offices. Refugee
Board etc.

CENTER. We teach your
child/children the art of read-
ing. See them develop into
good readers. Call 618-2068.
Videos with exam guides:
Comptia A+ and Network +,
MCSE, Office 2003, JavaScript,
Mac OS 10, Xhtml. Also latest
software. Call Brian 660-0845.
UNITECH Computer
School. Enrol now!! & earn
your Diploma for new courses
beginning shortly children
and adult evening and day.
Tel: 220-0866 E-Mail
EARN a Certificate,
Diploma or Degree in any part
of the world in the field of your
choice studying from home
T H 0 U R G H
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
DESPAT'S Creative Craft,
311 Rohinital Street, P. Nagar.
Enrol now for courses in Fabric
Designs, Cookery, Sewing,
Curtain Making, Cakes and
Pastries, Cake Decoration and
more. Call Pat Helwig on 227-
0646 or 622-9915.

JEAN offers courses in:
dressmaking, tie dye fabric
designing, bedroom elegance,
soft furnishing, soft toys, curtains,
cushions, crochet, ribbon
embroidery, hand embroidery,
plastic canvas, smocking, floral,
craft, cake decoration. 159 Barr
St.. Kitty. # 226-9548. -
PRACTICAL electronics
course beginning 21s1 Feb.
Professional instructor teaching
repairs to televisions, microwave
ovens, amplifiers, stereo
systems, etc. evening classes.
Call Abdul's Electronic Services
for further information on Tel.
226-6551 or 225-0391.
Guarantee your future now!
EARN your computer
Certificates and Diploma now at
Computer Training Centre.
Certificates/Diploma courses
Microsoft windows, Word, Excel,
Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage
2003, Adobe Photoshop CS,
Corel Draw, Publisher Diploma
in Computerised Accounting,
QuickBooks Accounting,
Peachtree Accounting, AccPac
Simply Accounting. Repairs &
maintenance, Networking &
CompTIA Network,
A+Certificates, Information
Technology. Computer courses
for children's ages 7 12. We
also repair and services
computers at a low cost.
Software & Games for sale. Visit
our Office at 58, Upper Robb &
Oronoque Sts., Bourda.
Georgetown. Tel. # 225-1540.

58 Robb & Oronoque Sts.,
ONE Cleaner Apply in
person to Len's, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
Operator, Market
Representatives, Graphic
Designer. Tel. # 226-4147/223-
PORTERS from East Coast
Demerara. Contact P. Ramroop
& Sors, Lot 1 C Orange Walk
Bourda. G/town. Tel. 227-1451/
PORTERS, plainer & rip
saw, operators owners of
chainsaws to operate in the
Mabura area. Call Richard -
ONE day shift Handyman
(good wages). One able-bodied
Security Guard and Barman.
Tel. 226-6527/623-7242.
Tennessee Entertainment
years, (2) years experience and
must be good at Maths &
English. Apply to Lens, Sheriff
& Fourth Sts., C/ville. Tel. 227-
2 ACCOUNTS Clerks,
Driver/Mechanic, Trainee
Machinist, Machinist Welder/
Fabricator. Send application to
172 East Field Dr., Nandy Park,
E B Dem.
PORTERS, Salesclerk,
Handyman, Watchman. Apply in
person with written application
to Hamid's General Store, 244
Regent Rd., opp. Market. Tel.
COMPUTER Tutors and
Receptionists for Georgetown
and West Demerara. Apply in
persons with written application
to CTC, 58 Upper Robb and
Oronoque Sts., Bourda.
VACANCY exists for men to
work with a pest control company
and sales representatives.
Attractive salary. Call 231-7567
between 08:30 am and 4:30 pm
on Monday to Fridays.
VACANCY exists for security
guards with sound Primary
Education. Also (one) 1
Supervisor with own cycle. Apply
in person with written
application, 80 Seaforth St., C/

Come into 30 Anira St.,
Queenstown or call 226-
Vacancy exists for four (4)
cleaners. MuSt have a pleasant
personality and be able to work
with children. Apply with written
application at 11 Vryheid's Lust
Public Road, ECD.
VACANCY exists for one
Cashier, preferably mature
female individual with previous
experience Please .apply in
person with written application
to May's Shopping Centre, 98
Regent Street, Georgetown.


Pastry Cook, Puri Cook,
Counter person
Must have Food Handlers
Certificate and at least 2
years experience.

Apply in person Tuesday
to Thursday 3 pm 5 pm
225 Camp & New Market Sts.


MECHANICAL Serviceman,
preferably person living on EBD
- five (5) years experience, City
& Guilds, knowledge of welding
will be an asset. Apply: Friendship
Oxygen Limited, 30 Friendship,
EBD, 13:00 16:00 h.
Welding and Machine Estd., 12
Anna Catherina, West Coast
Demerara, Public Road. 7 -
Machinists, 5 Welders, 3 -
Apprentices. Contact N. Brijlall,
Managing Director. Tel. 276-
EXISTS for one experienced
driver with valid Licence for car,
van, lorry and mini bus. Must be
able bodied and able to work
flexible hours. Attractive salary
offered. Apply in person to May's
Shopping Centre, 98 Regent St.,
vacancies exist for two (2)
security guards and
maintenance officer carpentry,
masonry and plumbing
experience would be an asset.
Salary $7 000 $9 000 weekly.
Apply in person with written
application at 11 Vryheid's Lust
Public Road, ECD.
ONE Office Assistant. Must
have knowledge of Payroll, NIS.
Filing and must be computer
literate. Must be between the
ages of 20 and 30 years old. Must
have knowledge of Maths and
English and at least two (2) years
working experience. Len's -
Sheriff & Fourth Streets, C/Ville.
vacancy exists for teachers in all
subject areas especially
Caribbean History and
Geography in the upper
secondary of the Institution. Also
for one nursery teacher. Apply
with written application to the
Principal Apex Education, 11
Vryheid's Lust, Public Road,
VACANCIES exist in a
reputable, stable, financial
organization for sales
representatives. Applicants
should be mature in age and
possess a minimum of 3 CXC,
GCE subjects or an equivalent
qualification. Send application
to: Unit Manager, 133 Church
Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown. Telephone
number 622-0307.
Major Trading Company
seeks office assistants. Minimum
Qualification: CXC Maths and
English, Grade 111. Computer
knowledge desired but not
compulsory. Application:-
Personnel Manager, Lot D Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park,
Georgetown. Call # 225-9404 or
225-4492. Live-in
accommodations available for
Berbicians and Essequibians.

LAND in Barr Street, Kitty
Price $4.5M. Tel. 226-8148/
152 FT PRICE $25M. CALL:
ONE land in Diamond
Scheme 2 corner lots 100 x
60ft $2.5M. Tel. 227-5238;
cell 622-8321.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
LAND in Georgetown
from $8 million upwards.
Call 225-2626/231-2064
or email
ROBB Street corner lot,
High St., land, Queenstown
land, property. TEL. 226-8148/
LA UNION/Crane Public
Road 4 vacant adjacent lots
- 50'/120'. $3M each.
Ederson's 226-5496.
PEARL Public Rd., EBD -
large double lot, ideal for
residence or business. $2M
(US$10 000). Ederson's 226-
DUKE St., Kingston: 2
large house lots ideal school,
luxurious hotel, apartments,
storage bond. $9.5M..
Ederson's 226-5496.
HOUSE lot 100'x 50' in
Versailles, W.B.D., transported
- $1.4M. Serious enquiries
please. Call "MAX" on 628-
HOUSE lot for sale Lot 53
Area "H" Earls Court, LBI, ECD -
reasonable offer accepted. Tel.
227-1711 between 17:00 and
20:00 hrs.
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-
am and 8-10pm for details.
PRIME residential gated
communities prime
Georgetown commercial -
country areas investment
properties. UpToTheMinute
Realty. # 226-5240/225-8097.
Gardens, Courida Park, Ogle,
Kitty, GuySuCo Park, Lamaha
Gardens, Queenstown, Diamond,
Robb Street, High Street. TEL.
GATED community with
(24) hours security. Exclusively.
Residential lots at Pin.
Versailles, West Bank
Demerara size: 6 000 12
000 sq. ft priced from $3.9M.
Immediately Transportable.
Contact. Seetaram # 264-
ONE square mile of
registered gold and diamond
land claim. Easy access to
water for all-year work. Ideal
for land dredging operation.
Minimal vegetation. Mining
will not affect environment
or cause river pollution.
Location: Imbaimadai Area
- Upper Mazaruni. Interested
persons please Phone: 614-

ROOM for single work-
ing female. Telephone:
1 2-BEDROOM, apt.
with parking. Tel. # 218-
bedroom apartment
US$400. Tel. 225-4398.
KITTY location suitable
for business Tel. 223-7245
(09:00 17:30 hrs).
231-7878, 624-6271.
1-BEDROOM situated in
Williams St., C/ville from
Feb. 18, 2005. Tel. 225-
1 room apartment -
$15 000. Middle Road La
Penitence: Telephone #

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ONE 2 bedroom bottom
flat, located at Liliendaal. $35
000. Tel. # 222-3436.
TORS. PHONE 225-9944.
237 Independence
Boulevard. Tel. 626-8822 -
nished executive house on
double lot US$1 500. # 223-
3-BEDROOM apartment
(upstairs) unfurnished -$35
000, monthly Tel. 218-2165/
(upstairs). inside toilet and
bath. situated at Ogle. $20
000. Tel 222-5448.
ONE three-bedroom top
flat in Campbellville.
Contact Tel. No. 227-6675
or 623-0453.
1 BOTTOM flat Camp
St area ideally suited for
school or offices. Call Richard
ROOMS for rent
Lamaha Gdns. Single person
or students females only Tel.
231-7685. 615-0404
BOTTOM flat 3-bedroom
located in Newtown,
Georgetown. Price $30 000.
Tel. 225-9457/223-1635.
FURNISHED house by
itself US$700, Bel Air Park -
US$800 3-bedroom.
KEYHOMES # 223-4267.
UPPER flat to let 2
rooms, hall, dining, kitchen
and use of garage. Eccles,
EBD. Contact 226-0207/
TOP flat $45 000;
house by itself $60 000.
Phone 225-2626/231-2064
or email
EXECUTIVE, furnished
and unfurnished houses and
apartments, offices, bonds,
etc. TEL: 226-8148/625-
building upper and or lower
flats parking and telephone,
Queenstown. Call 624-
16 PUBLIC Road, Kitty;
1 three-bedroom bottom
flat, fully grilled. Price
$35 000. Tel. 226-1531
2-STOREYED front
property East Street -
business residence. TEL. 226-
Cummings Lodge self-
contained rooms from $18
000 per month. 624-5082/
EXECUTIVE furnished
and unfurnished house and
apartments, offices,
bond's, etc. TEL: 226-
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00
- 17:00 HRS).
WHAT a gift for (3) fully
furnished bedrooms only
US$15, per day prime loca-
tion. Phone: 225-0230 or 223-
DO You need an honest,
reliable & efficient Real Estate
Agency? Call: UpToTheMinute
Realty. # 225-8097/226-5240.
3-BEDROOM apt. Best
Village, WCD. Fully. grilled
inside, toilet and bath,
phone, parking. Call 254-
0360 between 8am and 6pm.
ONE lower business flat
situated at Lot 1 Non Pariel,
Area A, East Coast Demerara.
Apply to Jerome Fredericks at
same location.
OVERSEAS visitors two
bedrooms apt. US$50/60 daily
with all modern conveniences
excellent location. Call 227-
(1) 3-BEDROOM bottom
flat, furnished, long term -
US$450 or short term US$850
- 73 Anira Street, Queenstown
- 226-8688.
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroom bottom flat, modern
conveniences, old Public Rd.,
Eccles. Rent $35 000 mth.
Contact 233-2182.

ONE two-bedroom
furnished bottom flat in Kitty for
short term or overseas visitors.
Contact Tel. No. 227-6675 or
REGENT St., near
Cummings St vacant top flat,
ideal general store, if qualified,
move in tomorrow. $85 000 neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens
2 1 bedrooms, furnished -
$15 000 each monthly, 1 self-
contained $18 000 monthly.
Ideal students, teachers, nurses.
Ederson's 226-5496.
000 to G$40 000; furnished
executive homes and
apartments from US$400 to
US$3500. UpToTheMinute
Realty. #. 226-5240/225-8097.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens
US$650: Lamaha Gdns. US$1
200. Bel Air Park US$1 700:
Curmningsburg G$65 000.
Contact. Sonja # 225-7197/
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis Tel. # 226-
Bottom flat Duncan Street,
formerly Video World, also top
and middle flats and part of
bottom flat in'Regent Street.
Tel. 226-2260. 225-2873, 619-
COMING from overseas?
Check out Sunflower Hotel other
apts. Furnished, long term, short
term 4 hrs- 8 hrs etc. We take
bookings. Call 225-3817 or 223-
2173 or 226-1933.
KITTY (3-bedroom) parking
& phone $30 000, Cummings St.
- (2& 3-bedroom) $40 000, Atlantic
Ville (1-bedroom) $18 000 & $20
000. room(for girl) $12 000 & $15
000. Call 231-6236.
TODAY". Beautiful 3-storeyed,
A/c, concrete building US$400.
Others from $30 000 to $40 000.
4470, 623-6431.
Executive houses, apt. complex
hotels. Interior decorating,
interior remodeling, executive
rentals, curtain making. Contact
20 Bel Air Gardens. Tel. 614-
2073/226-1808 Christopher.
HOUSE. Rental real estate for
diplomats business executives,
foreigners. Consultants view:
Bel Air Gardens, Queenstown,
etc. Contact 226-1808/614-
2073. Add: Bel Air Gardens.
LEONORA, facing Public
Road (3) bedrooms and
bathroom upstairs, house
renovated. In very good
condition $25 000 plus security
deposit. Call 618-1942/268-
3523. Available from February
Queenstown $60 000; Bel Air
Springs $90 000; Lamaha
Gardens US$500; Bel Air Park -
US$1 000, and much more from
$45 000. Call: Excellence
Realty # 222-5330/625-7090.
HIGHLY residential
houses and flats furnished
and unfurnished bonds, store
fronts, office spaces and prime
areas. Also houses on the out
skirt of Georgetown.
AGENCY: 226-4362.
FOR immediate lease on
Northern Hogg Island 200
acres of cultivated rice land
along with rice mill complete
with drying floor and dryer.
Also tractor, combine, bull-
dozer for sale. Contact: 626-
1506/225-2903. Serious en-
quiries only.
EXECUTIVE residence/
business furnished 3-storeyed
property, Kingston; executive
residence Bel Air Gardens -
furnished; executive residence -
GuySuCo Gardens,- furnished;
executive residence -
Subryanville, furnished. TEL.
CENTER, ETC. TEL. 226-0575/
ONE (1) two-storey building in
Queenstown, Georgetown. Four
(4)-bedroom dwelling upstairs,
including an air-conditioned
master bedroom. Spacious air
conditioned office and washroom
on the bottom flat. Available
furnished or unfurnished from
April 1, 2005. Call 226-0693 or

BEL AIR PARK Very nice
3-bedroom with well-kept lawns
- US$1.700. LAMA AVENUE -
Executive 3-bedroom US$1
200. KITTY large 5- bedroom
furnished US$1200.
bedroom apartment $60 000,
etc. OFFICE Main, Middle,
Water, and Hadfield Streets
KINGSTON Ground floor for
office, etc CALL 226-7128/615-
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325/
612-9574. Bel Voir Court -
furnished 4-bedroom US$1
500 neg.; Kitty furnished 2-
bedroom US$600: Eccles -
house US$500; La Penitence
- 6-floor US$1 000 neg.;
Regent Street 3-storey Bid. -
US$5 500 neg ; Regent St. -
US$2 500 (ground floor); South
Road US$1200 neg & $60
000 Office space: Middle St. -
US$1 200 neg ; Regent St. $120
000 & $50 000 neg : Hadfield
St. $25 000: Charlotte St. -
$60 000; Robb St. $25 000.
KITTY $35 000;
Campbellville $40 000.
BEDROOMS -- $45 000;
Queenstown $50 000, D'Urban
backlands -furnished $95 000
Bel Air Park, Bel Air Gardens,
Lamaha Gardens, Happy Acres.
Prashad Nagar; OFFICE
BUILDINGS Kingston, Main
Street, Middle Street, Camp
Sheriff Street. Regent Street,
Croal Street and others.

1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price
2-STOREYED 3-bedroom
business property at Uitvlugt,
WCD. Price $6.5M
negotiable. 624-5397.
PROPERTIES for sale -
one wooden and concrete
building, located at 50E Sher-
iff Street. Tel. 223-1529.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938
PROPERTY on Vlissengen
Road, top residence, bottom
business, no repairs. Price neg.
Tel. 225-3737/225-4398.
(2) TWO-STOREYED busi-
ness/residential properties in
Robb St., Bourda. Tel: 225-
9816, Monday Saturday
(08:00 17:30 hrs).
40% REDUCTION on all
properties from $8 million
upwards. Tel. 225-2626/231-
2064 or email
WHY are we the best?
Sound Professional Advise and
service to all clients!
U pToTheMinute Realty 226-
TWO properties Lot 80 -
$11M, Lot 114 $14M, both at
Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast
Demerara. Phone 233-5755.
going business, land road to
river, Ideal ships, wharf, hotel -
$12M neg. Ederson's 226-
ONE large lot, two
buildings- D'Urban St, W/ville
between Hardina St. &
Louisa Row. Can be sold
separately. Vacant
possession. Call 622-6000.
LOT 8 Princes St., Werk-
en-Rust, 2nd building North
of Camp Street suitable for
any business your dream
home going cheap. Call 226-
55ft x 28ft 10/2ft driveway
paved, grilled, telephone,
strictly no flooding rain or
storm. Contact 223-7908. $9
500 000.

ONE new (2) two-storey
concrete bldg. Corner spot
Kiskadee Drive, South R/veldt
Gdns. With Telephone and
arage $14.9M neg Call
2-STOREYED wooden
building, 2-bedroom top flat,
1-bedroom bottom flat with
back lands at Ithaca, W.C.B.
Price $3M negotiable. 624-
PRINCES St./Camp St.,
vacant 2-storeyed 2 5-bedroom
complete apartments, driveway.
$6.5M neg. (US$30 000)
Ederson's 226-5496.-
looking the Atlantic, 2-storeyed
4-bedroom wooden building on
'/ acre of land to build your
dream house $7M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496,
storeyed concrete 4-bedroom
mansion. 3 toilets and baths,
large sitting, library, 4-car
parking. Inspection anytime.
$16M. Ederson's 226-5496.
KETLEY/Broad Sts. Vacant -
2-storeyed 6-bedroom 2-
apartment complete concrete
building, fully grilled, phone.
garage. $6.8M neg. (US$35 000).
Ederson's 226-5496
OGLE $25M, Bel Air Park
- $18M: C'ville. $32M:
Oleander Gardens $28M:
Newtown $7M Contact:
Sonja # 225-7197/623-2537.
$18M $20M; Camp St. $13M.
Section 'K'. C/ville $15M neg
and more dry houses
UpToTheMinute Realty # 226-
2-STOREYED property -
Kingston $19.5M, 5-bedroom
property on double lot -
Subryanville: beautiful 2-
storeyed property Atlantic
Gardens $26M. TEL 226-
concrete 80'ft x 40ft for
school, offices, retail outlet
any type of operation strictly
no flooding rain or storm
Contact 223-7906-08 must
be sold $52 00 000.
ONE (1) newly renovated
3-bedroom house telephone
facility, overhead tank, car
park for (2) vehicles Drysdale
Street, Charlestown. Tel: 225-
9816, Monday Saturday,
(08:00 17:30 hrs)
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house,
South Ruimveldt Gardens
Contact Ronald on 662-5033 or
Samantha on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused.
Vacant possession.
1 EXECUTIVE 5-bedroom
- master room, three toilets,
three baths, fully filtered, insect-
proof, generator, air-conditioned,
large yard space with beautiful
gardens, etc. Bel Air Park. # 225-
CRANE/La Union Public
Road, WCD vacant 2-storeyed
wooden & concrete 4-bedroom
property, ideal for business. $5M
(US$25 000). Ederson's #
LEOPOLD St., Werk-en-Rust
vacant 2-storeyed concrete &
wooden, 3-bedroom top, bottom
2 apartments, 1 bedroom each.
$5M (US$25 000). Ederson's -
ROBB St., near Bourda
Market, vacant possession 2-
storeyed concrete property, note
road to alley, ideal 24 mini malls,
liquor, wholesale grocery. $34.5M
(US$170 000). Ederson's. #
REGENT & Cummings Sts.,
2-storeyed business, top, vacant,
ideal general business, future 4-
storeyed mall/stores. $33M.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
Website: www.edersonsrealty.com
GIFT: New Market St.
Doctors: Ideal for your private
hospital, pharmacy, snackette, 2-
storeyed concrete & wooden
building, from road to alley -
$17.5M (US$85 000). Ederson's
- # 226-5496.
KINGSTON & Barracks Sts. -
vacant front 2- storeyed 3-
bedroom complete house. Ideal
internet cafe, computer, offices.
$13.5M. Ederson's # 226-
5496. Email:
KITTY & Campbellville -
$7M $10M, South & Tucville -
$5M $9M, Queenstown $12M,
land Newtown 40' x 120' -
$5M. West Ruimveldt $2M.
Kitty $4M. Call 231-6236

17 ACRES of agricultural
land suitable for rice and cash
crop cultivation along with
house at Industry, Mahaica
Creek No reasonable offer
refused. Serious enquiries. Call:
bedrooms, (4) washrooms,
240/110 volts circuit. Ideal
concrete property suits
business, domestic/hotel
purposes. Phone: S. Abraham
- # 623-2537/225-1865-7, Ms
Wilson # 226-2650.
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete house with four-
bedroom, telephone, spacious
yard and parking facility, etc.,
in Nandy Park, EBD Price
negotiable. Serious persons
please. Call Vijay 225-8225/
EXECUTIVE 3-storeyed
concrete structure located in
prime business area No. 78
Corriverton, Berbice. Ideal for
business and or residential
purposes. Tel. 339-2274/
2377/616-1414. Price
CRANE Old Rd. $8.5M,
Providence $4.5M, Houston -
S2.5M, Annandale St. $3.2M,
Broad St.. Charlestown $8M.
LAND: NismesOld Rd. $1.5M
- 223-6346/263-7110.
Ruimveldt, Charlotte St..
Samatta Point $4M -
$5 5M; Shamrock Gardens
- $30M; Ca mp bellville -
must see $6 M; Lamaha
St. $14M; Brickdam -
$14M. N. P. Financial
Services # 223-4928/623-
Liliendaal $6.9M,
Alberttown $9.5M, South
Ruimveldt -$9M, Bel Air Park
- $19M, Lamaha Gardens on
double lots $22M, Prashad
Nagar, others. MENTORE/
SINGH REALTY 225-1017/
2-STOREYED 4-bedroom
concrete and wooden house, on
land 150'x 50' fenced, drive-way,
parking, telephone. Immediate
vacant possession. $4.9M. Best
Village WCD half mile from
Vreed-en-Hoop. Call "MAX" on
CHARLESTOWN, corner 3-
bedroom wooden and concrete
elf-contained, hot water,
.M.C. alarm System.).
Suitable for business-downstairs
also 2-bedroom apartment.
Price $20 000 000 negotiable.
Tel. # 226-0170 (between 4 pm
and 6 pm).
HAVE you land,
commercial, residential
buildings for sale Kitty, South
Ruimveldt, Campbellville,
Subryanville, Prashad Nagar,
Bel Air Park, Lamaha Gardens,
Atlantic Gardens. We have
interested buyers. Ederson's -
Scheme: new 2-storeyed 3-
bedroom concrete 2 years old
building, with all modern
conveniences, parking. $8M
neg. (US$40 000). Ederson's -
# 226-5496. Website:
looking the Atlantic and Sundays
Lime, vacant concrete 5-
bedroom mansion, roof garden,
active s/pool, alarm, generator,
grilled/meshed, 2-car garage. If
Qualified, move in tomorrow.
35.5M. (US$175 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
TODAY. Must sell Garnett St. -
residence & business, near
Liberty Cinema $34M or
nearest offer. Other properties
from $4M to $75M.
4470, 623-6431
CROAL St., Stabroek,
vacant possession 3- storeyed
fully grilled colonial 5-bedroom
mansion with fire alarm &
security cameras, monitor by
GEB, AC, 18 KVA generator,
double lot 50'/110 $58M.
Inspection ok. Ederson's -#
226-5496. Website:
GIFT: Queenstown wise
investment, 3-storeyed concrete
building top/middle 2 & 3-
bedroom luxurious apartments
for overseas visitors, bottom
sitting, toilet & bath, 4-car
garage. $18.5M neg. Owner will
give $7.5M financing.
Ederson's 226-5496.

WE have well built up
properties land of ail
description in most of the
localities in Guyana
Properties suitable fcr
residences, small an:i
executive, prime business
places and for storage arn,
industrial purposes
AGENCY: 226-4362.
Garden of Eden and Cra
Planning for a biggc
yield? We have pens t
can accommodate 15 C0'
birds and lots and lots f
running water we are sit.
ated near to a creek. 1 M
chine Shop Industrial Si.
with an extra lot. Call SUr
flat with 6 bedrooms with Ic..
of land $20M DIAMOND
New 5-bedroom concrc
house $10M. SOU-
bedroom $12M. OGLE
Large 2-flat on 1 3 acres
land $15M and lots more
over. Call 226-7128/615-61
7325/612-9574. Regent St
US$600 000 neg., America
- US$550 000 neg., Bel /
Park $30M neg., Kingston
$9M. $12M, $18M' neg., C.
ville $12M, Kitty $6M neg
Water St. $25M, La
Penitence, Public Road -
$12M & $15M Vreed-en-Hoop
- $30M neg., La Grange. WBD
- $12M neg.
FROM $19M TO $80M (3)
NELSON'S 226-8937.
ECCLES 'AA' Block;
Queenstown; Church Street,
property and land (separately);
Kingston; Bel Air Park;
Lamaha Gardens; Prashad
Nagar $,15M; Blygezight
Gardens; Subryanville; Bel Air
Village; Bel Air Gardens;
Subryanville: GuySuCo
Gardens; Cummings Lodge -
$8.5M & $14.5M; Ogle -
$8.75M; Oleander Gardens;
Le Ressouvenir; Alberttown;
Robb St. bus., Kitty $4.5M
to $13M; 3-storeyed bus. & res.
- Garnett St. $12M; (2)
properties on double lots -
$22M. TEL. 226-8148/625-
225-8241/227-4950, AFTE '
HOURS: 226-7829. FOr.
SALE Princes St. $6.5M;
Duncan St. $12M; South
R'veldt. $7M; Queensto.'n
- $12.5M; Norton St. $7M;
Good Hope $12M;
Kiskadee Drive $15.5M;
D'Urban St. $14M; East
Ruimveldt $6M-
Pouderoyen $4M
Ruimzight $35M; Atlantic
C '-."s $3 '=4 i W nrv St. -
Air Park $2uv; Prashad
Nagar $15M. LAND FOr
SALE Princes Stre'
$2.5M; AGRICOLA $1.
All prices are negotiate&
RENTALS From $25 000 and


26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE February 13,

5 Hp Yamaha outboard
engine, hardly used. 626-
STEEL racks for gas and
water Also shell gas bottles.
Tel. 218-2185.
ONE HB Vauxhall Viva
for parts, engine and others
Phone 226-3949.
HONDA 450 & 500 cc
ATV 4 x 4 Motor bike. Tel.
STALL in Bourda
Market, excellent location
$1M. Call 227-0289/222-
DIESEL water pumps -
2 and 3 inch, brand new
from UK. Call 261-5403 for
1- BANGA MARY boat 38-
ft. 40 Hp Marina outboard
engine. Tel. 259-3054/227-
ONE 4-cylinder Bedford
portable welding plan, D.C
Key start. Tel. # 265-4217.
Call #621-4417.
PURE bred Pitbull
Pups. Vaccinated. Bargain
prices. Must go now. Call
Tel. 222-5331/222-2972.
PURE bred Doberman
pups, 6 week old.
dewormed and vaccinated.
Call 254-1092/614-1105.
USED cricket gears.
including brand new
helmet, also one new
telescope. Tel. # 223-8636
(1) Honda Gasolene
generator; (2) Model EX 5500
volts 120/240, key start. Tel #
CALL: 623-3122.
FISHING boat 15 Hp
engine with seine $420
000 neg., in good
condition. Phone # 276-
PUREBRED Mixed breed
pups Rottweiler and Pit bull,
6 weeks old. For more info.
Tel. 233-5926/226-6458
TREAD Mill, cabinet,
sewing machine, 1 10 cu.
Ft. freezer, other household
effects. Owner leaving. Tel.
ARGON/Co2 Mixed
gas. Also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 227-
4857- (8 am-4pm)- Mon.
to Fri.
ONE brand new com-
puter with CD Burner, CD
Walkmans, car stereo
and DVD Player. Contact
225-4112, 626-9264.
18" MAG wheels, 4 holes,
fits back or front drive, next to
new, set of four. $150 000 neg.
Call 624-8402/225-4631.
and take chairs, boards,
wheelbarrow, ironing board.
Also second-hand articles.
Please Tel. 226-1503.
4 TVs, 1 amplifier, 1 mi-
crowave, 3 music sets, 1 TV
stand, 2 DVDs, 1 VCR, 1 truck
pump, 1 camera, 2 TVs not
working. 265-5876.
SALE! SALE! A/C unit,
DVD Players, Microwave,
stove, washer, fridge, stereo,
home theatre, TV 27".
cologne. 623-5534/227-
CNE iron boat at # 79
verton, 96' length, 15'
width, 6.5' depth. Tel.
DOBERMAN pups mixed
with Shepherd, 2 years old
and pure bred Pit Bulls, studs.
Call W. Browne 266-2796/
FURNITURE 1 -Sofa, 1 3-
Siece living room set, bunk
,eds. Contact Tel. 226-6458
or 623-1516.
1 FLOOR model PLAS-
TIC SEALING machine, 1 -
compressor in excellent
condition Tel: 222-4507/
I 623-7212
I 502, 13t,, 6 4u4A. Also
Nitrous Oxide, Argon Gas &
'lium for Balloons.
none .-z7-4857 8 am 4
.1), Mon. Fri.

fridge $75 000; all sizes foam
mattresses. 37 Camp and Croal
Streets. Stabroek. Alim's, Dry
Goods Store # 226-8688.
1 -AE 100 C.eres. 1 -AT 170
Carina, 1- EP 71 Starlet Also one
large concrete property. Must go.
Call 625-1676. Owner wants to
leave country.
ONE 150 HP & one 250 HP
Yamaha Outboard engines.
Price $700,000 & $1.200,000.
Also parts for 150 HP & 250 HP.
Call 629-6651 anytime.
resin, jell coating, hardener. 8 x
4 sheets, etc. We also do repairs.
97 Providence. EB Demerara
(near Toolsie PersaLd). Tel:
OXYGEN and Acetylene
Gases, fast and efficient service.
10 -11 Mc Doom Public Road.
EBD. Phone 223-6533 (8 am-
4 pm). Mon. to Fri. (Sat 8 am -
12 noon).
TOES available in large quan-
tities at very good prices. Place
your orders early for prompt de-
livery. Contact 621-0371/226-
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 drills: 1
saw: 1 Jialing motorcycle, next
to new. 1 an-plifier. 1 truck
pump, I battery charger: 1 bi-
cycle. Tel. 265-5876.-.
BRAND new Air-
Conditioners Split System 9000
and 12000 BTU, new 20" Sharp
Television. G-eat price. Tel.
dryers $20 000 each; Pump
up styling chair $45 000;
Steaming Dryer $150 000. 1
ware shampoo sink $20 000.
Phone # 225-7648.
4 MOTION activated security
lights with 110' range $6 500 each,
8 outdoor security lights, 150 watts
- $1000 each; Kenmore 30" gas
range stove (new) $140 000. Call
BUGEES live birds about 30
pcs in cage 6ft. x 6ft. x 4ft. with 6
nesting houses, water trans, food
trans, toys, etc. Breeding birds,
breeding in cage. Now sold as is -
$175 000. Call 624-8402/225-
SONY cassette deck with Sony
12 CD changer with remote $75
000; JVC recorder installs 3-Disc,
creates one master- $75 000; DVD
Player with turner 12-volts and 110
volts $35 000. Call 624-8402/
CAUSTIC SODA: 55-lb- $3
600; Alum: 55 lb $4 000:
Soda Ash: 100 Ib $8 000,
Sulphuric Acid: 45-Gal $35
000; Granular Chlorine,
Chlorine Gas. Phone 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm) Mon. to Fri.
1 AUTOMATIC boring bar to
rebore engine blocks, 1 -
compressor unit with large tank, (1)
2-cylinder engine, 2 engines for
Leyland (98mm) -going cheap.
Tel: Vishnu # 330-2361 or 641-
SKY Universal for the best
offer in Phillips digital dish.
View up to 125 channels in-
cluding Pay Per View channels
and a so Direct TV. Contact:
Gray on Tel. 227-6397/227-
1151 (0), 616-9563.
John Deer Diesel
Generator, 30KVA, like new. Also
Bay Linder Speedboat with
Yamaha 115 HP outboard
engine, Honda power Washer
3500psi with 13 HP engine
(new). Tel. 225-2319, 225-2873,
660-1061, 660-1060.
1 NINTENDO 64 with 3
ames NK4, MK Trilogy and battle,
ankz with 2 controls, 1 computer
kit high performance board, 512
DDR memory, Pentium 4 processor,
lots of accessories including CDR/
W. Tel. 231-2828.
center equipment, 2-post hoist,
4-post hoist for alignment
machine, in-ground hoist, tyre
change hoist, tyre changer,
wheel balancer, break lather,
breaking press, radiator cleaner,
compressors, alignment
machine, tool kits. Contact 226-
0575, 226-0621.

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Brand new 64 JVC flat
screen TV PIP. Xerox 5028
Photocopier Machine, like new.
Split A/C units. (new). Also
Saniserv Cone Machine one-
spout and three-spout, like new.
Yanmar diesel Generator. Honda
5000 watts key start Generator.
Tel. 225-2873, 225-2319. 660-
1061, 660-1060.
COMPUTER Programmes
(any) from $1 500. Any
Windows. Office 2003,
CorelDraw 12. AutoCAD
2005, QuickBooks Pro 2003,
Microsoft Encarta Deluxe
2004, Adobe Photoshop CS8.
Adobe Premiere 7. Print
Master Gold, Pinnacle Easy
Copy 8. Spanish. Typing and
much more. We deliver. Call
BOX. game cube. Nintendo 64,
Sega Dreamcast & Genesis, and
all video game systems, game
CDs. cartridges, memory cards,
connectors, and all accessories
DVD Players, DVD movies (for
sale and rental). Best prices and
service countrywide. "Game
station" video game and DVD
stop", Pouderoyen Main Road.
W.B.D. Opens Mon. Sat. 10
am 9 prm. Call 628-9970
Per Month Unlimited Wireless
Internet Service Laptop [http://
laptop.htnml]: $300. LAPTOP,
Compaq: 40GB Harddrive.
64MB Memory, CD-ROM.
Battery, Windows, Office. Adobe
PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop,
etc. US$600 or GYS120000:
PICTURES, [http://
laptop html];: Do NOT call if you
don't have cash. 615-5228, 337-
4 0 3 9

2 FORD F 150.
CONTACT TEL. # 260-4115/
1 NISSAN Caravan E
24, excellent condition.
Tel. # 220-4782
ONE Bedford TL 7-ton
lorry (not dump). Tel: 227-
1923/616-5679. _ _
1 RZ MINI bus, long
base, excellent condition.
Phone 627-6242._
ONE 2000 Yamaha RI
going cheap, legal docu-
ments 226-6527 /623-
AT 150 Toyota Corona.
Good condition. Tel. 227-
0675. Owner leaving.
TOYOTA Extra Cab, V6,
fully powered. $1.3M neg.
Tel. 254-0387.
1 SUNNY Nissan B -
12, in excellent condition.
Tel. 227-3540.
TOYOTA Tacoma (1999),
Tundra (2000). .Phone 623-
ONE (1) 590 Massey
Ferguson tractor. Excellent
condition. Tel. 629-4396.
ONE 390 Massey
Ferguson tractor, excellent
condition. Contact 226-2975/
AT 170 CARINA stick
gear $750 000. Tel: 223-
6218 (David), 226-5546/623-
ONE four-wheel drive
Sprinter (wagon) car.
Excellent condition. Contact
#_ 337-2373.
ONE damaged Toyota
Carina 192 by tender at GCIS
Inc., 47 Main Street,
1 NISSAN Bluebird
U13 model, new engine.
Drop in. Contact #622-
7334/218-3082. -
ONE Toyota Surf, good
working condition. Contact A.
King on # 225-4443 or 622-
2 RZ, EFI, 15-seater -
BHH 3180 $1.6M; BHH
3265 $1.5M. Tel. 626-9780
(Shameer). __
1 TOYOTA Ipsum van.
Please contact telephone No.
# 628-5580/227-0805/227-
ONE Bed Ford truck,
good condition, working.
Price neg. Phone 233-
5802, 7 am 9 pm.

TOYOTA Corona station
wagon, back wheel drive. Price
- $550 000. Call 640-1318/628-
ONE AT 192 for sale, in
excellent condition PHH
series. Price $1.375M.
Contact Subhas 660-4045.
1 -AT 150 Toyota full flare,
exhaust system. 13" mag rims,
newly sprayed. Tel. 626-7686/
229-6491 Vishal.
GREAT offer Mazda 4
x 4 Pick-up. Excellent
condition $800 000. Tel.
TOYOTA Previa mini
van and Toyota Tacoma,
Pick-upi. Priced to sell. #
1 DOUBLE wheel Isuzi
canter. 1 Toyota Starlet 4-
cloor. Priced to sell. #226-
1 TOYOTA Dyna 2-ton
Canter truck in very good
condition. 1 Landrover,
series 2. Tel. 266-2458 or
good condition mag rims.
stick gear.. tape deck. Tel:
626-6837 after hours # 220-
ONE Isuzu trooper in
working condition. One
Jeep Cherokee. needs some
work. Tel. 222-2318/624-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in ex-
cellent working condition, needs
body work tape deck, AC etc.
Tel. 617-4063/225-0236.
ONE AT 170 Corona, fully
powered. mags. tape deck, AC,
etc. Excellent condition. Tel.
270-4465/623-8700. _
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims &
Sony CD player. Priced to go. #
(3 tons), enclosed Contact
Tel. # 263-5404 after 16:00
hrs, 618-9602, anytime.
ONE Toyota 4-Runner,
V6 engine, in excellent
condition with music and
mags. Tel. 623-4614/227-
RZ LONG Base- GEE series
- $1 000 000, neg. Contact:
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 10 Croal
St. Tel: 223-6218/ 612-4477.
1 NISSAN Violet. Good
condition, back wheel drive -
$250 000 neg. Tel. 223-7521/
223-7517/233-6532 after hrs.
Sheik Salim.
ONE Mitsubishi canter.
Ideal for carrying goods,
greens, meat. Reasonable
condition. Price $375 000.
Tel. 623-3257 or 227-1216.
series, mag rims, music,
immaculate condition,
etc., 1 Nissan FD 35
engine: -Tel. 260-2806/
JAGUAR V-12 sports car -
right hand drive, needs some
work. Sold as is $200 000 cash.
Phone 624-8402/225-'531.
TO.YOTA Carina 212,
Toyota Carina 192. 2 gen-
erators: (1) diesel, (1) gas 6
250 Watts, 110/220 Volts. Tel:
629-6464. Ask for Sir Ken.
1 MODEL 'M', Bush
truck, with dump. Good
working condition. Tel. # 220-
9353 or Contact Trevor at 37
Marshall St., Annandale,
South, ECD.
1 DUMP truck, 1 wa-
ter tender and 330 Timber
Jack Skidder all are in
good working condition.
For more information Con-
tact: 264-2946.
TOYOTA Corona AT 170,
new model, A/C, mags, power
window, locks, mirrors, like
new. Must be seen. 98 Sheriff
St., C/ville. 223-9687.
ONE Toyota 4 x 4 Pick up
single cab, 2Y engine, good
working condition $750 000
negotiable. Must go. Contact
Ameer 227-5238, cell 622-
ONE AE 81 Corolla in
excellent working condition,
HA series, music, AC. Price
$500 000 neg. Call 231-5850
between the hours 9 am and
6 pm, Mon. Sat.

AT 192 Carina, AE 100
Corolla, AT 170 Carina & Corona,
EP 82 Starlet & Marino T 100
Toyota Pick up. Amar 72834/
Rover 4-Wheel Drive, Long
Base, hard top, enclosed, PHH
series, in mint condition.
Going cheap. Call: 619-9536/
ONE Toyota Coaster 26-
seater bus, 1 Nissan Sentra FB
13, 1 Yamaha R6 motorcycle -
black and red. Telephone No.
ONE (1) TOYOTA Hiace
Super GL 14-seater mini bus
diesel engine, four (4)-wheel
drive dual air conditioned, CD
deck, BJJ 1995 Call 225-5274/
1 HONDA Prelude (2-door)
excellent condition with AC, CD
Player and mag rims. Price: 1.1
million dollars Price
negotiable. Tel. 226-6458 or
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina
(immaculate condition), PGG
series, automatic, fully powered,
AC. Price $850 000. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or 621-
1 AE 100 TOYOTA Marino
(Private), never hire, automatic,
fully powered, AC. mags. Price
- 1.3M Contact Rocky # 621-
5902 or 225-1400 (mint
1 HONDA Vigor (executive
type 4-door car), clean vehicle,
automatic, fully powered, alarm,
AC, spoiler. Price $1.3M.
Contact Rocky 621-5902 or
225-1400. ___
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
- (full light), private, automatic,
fully powered, AC, mags, spoiler.
new shocks. Price $950 000.
Contact Rocky -#621-5902 or
2 AT 170 Toyota Coronas
(Private), excellent condition,
automatic and manual, fully
powered, AC. mags. Price $825
000 each. Contact Rocky -
#225-1400 or 621-5902.
TOYOTA 4 Runner 4-
door, left-hand drive, fully
powered, mags, CD player, sun
roof, AC, good condition $1
100 000, neg. Tel: 231-3690/
612-4477. David, 54 Dowding
S t. -
TOYOTA Celica Sports car -
automatic sports car, automatic
performance, fully skirted,
muffler, deep dish, mag wheel.
very fast seal cab $1.3 million.
Cell 624-8402/225-2503.
FORD Tow truck (for towing
crash vehicle), in good
condition, transmission needs to
be installed, will supply (sold as
is) $500 000. An absolute
iveawa. Phone 624-8402/
YAMAHA Jet Ski 75cc with
trailer (needs servicing) $225
000: Seadoo Jet Ski with trailer
needs engine $100 000. Both
in fairly good condition. Sold as
is. 624-8402/225-4631.
MAZDA RX-7 Second
Generation Sports car recently
imported from USA engine,
wheels, registration not sold with
vehicle. No accidents. $400 000.
Tel. 624-8402/225-4631.
NISSAN Pathfinder SE V6,
automatic, fully powered, mag
wheels, CD Player, auto start
alarm, excellent condition in
and out- Must see. Cash $1.5
million. Call 624-8402/225-
CARINAAT 192, PHH series,
fully loaded, CD Cassette Player,
New Battery, alarm system, good
condition, knickers speakers.
$1.375 000 negotiable. Tel.
190E MERCEDES Benz- 5-
speed, 2.3 4-cylinder, fully
skirted, customized powered, CD
Player and screen. Excellent
condition. $1.3 million cash.
Must see. Phone 624-8402/225-
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser,
HJ 60 Model, 4 x 4, AC, Power
Steering, CD Player, excellent
condition. Contact Shelly Singh
at # 227-1241/227-1284/233-
1 FOUR Runner 4 x 4,
automatic, tape deck, brand new
colour, mags, crash bar, running
board bar, never crashed, one
owner, from wharf $2.4 million
only neg. 233-2336/623-9972/
617-8944 anytime.

Toyota 4x4 double cab
pick Diesel engine priced
for quick sale RZ Toyota
mini bus, mags. music EFI.
Priced for quick sale 3 ton
Canter GHH series. Open
back. Priced for quick sale.
444-3836. Peter.
1989 NISSAN Maxima
SE AC, central locking,
power windows, power
mirrors, sunroof, antilock
brakes, crime control, CD
Player, rims, alarm, etc.
Price ne otiable. Call
Roland 616-4660/226-
Yamaha R1, cat-eye.
like new. Price to go.
Yamaha XT 600cc Dirt bike
Scrambler. also Yamaha
Banshee Four-wheel drive
Sports bike. Honda 250cc
Rebel, Honda 90cc ladies
Motorcycle. Tel. 225-2873.
225-2319, 660-1061 660-
Honda Delsol Sports Car.
PJJ series, like new. Toyota
Ceres, fully powered, AC, like
new: GMC Sierra Extra Cab
diesel 4 x 4 pick-up, 1998
model, like new: Land Rover
110 Coun-y diesel Turbo,
Nissan Pathfinder. Tel. 660-
1061, 660-1060. 225-2873,
FOR the best in factory
reconditioned Japanese
vehicles: IRZ mini bus, AT 192
Carina. fully loaded. Hilux
Surf 4 Runner; T. Extra Cab 4
WD Pick Ups; Toyota T 100,
Super Truck Carina wagon.
Trade-in and credit terms
available @ Paul Camacho
Auto Sales,111 Croal St..
Stabroek. G/town, bet. Albert
and Oronoque Sts. Tel. 225-
AT 170 CARINA and
Corona, AT 192 Carina, AE
100 Corolla and Sprinter, AE
91 Corolla and Sprinter, AT
150 Corona and Carina.
Toyota Mark II, Toyota Camry,
RZ buses, 3Y buses, Nissan
Caravan. Toyota Lite Ace,
Toyota Town Ace. 4x4 pick-
ups, 4 Runners, Tacoma, Extra
Cab/Single Cab and many
others. Contact: Pete's Auto
Sales, Lot 10 Croal Street.
Stabroek (2 buildings before
B.M. Soat, or Lot 2 George
and Hadfield Streets (back of
Camp and Brickdam Church,
in George St.). Tel: 226-9951,
100 COROLLA $1.2M,
SV 30 Camry $1.3M, 212
Carina $1.6M, GX 90 Mark
II- $1.8M must see, Honda
Civic $2M new, Mitsubishi
Lancer- $2.2M, DVD & 17"
rims must see, AT 192 Carina
- $1.450M and $1.350M and
$1.3M, AT 170 $850 000,
Vista $1.2M, Celica Sports
2-door- $1.1 M, AE 81 $550
000, AE 91 Sprinter $650
000, 4-Runner Surf $2.2M &
$2.4M, Tacoma 2000cc -
$3.5M new, Ceres $1.1M
& $1.3M, Lexus Saloon, F 150
& Tundra. Call for price. G & I
Auto Sales. Tel. 218-1895/
1 AE 100 Toyota Ceres,
automatic, fully powered -
$1.2M, mags, spoiler; 1 GX
81 Toyota Mark II, automatic,
fully powered, price .$1.3M;
1 ST 190 Toyota Corona,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mags, price $1.6M (neg).; 1
Toyota (4 x 2) pick up, gear,
price $550 000; 1 Toyota
(Extra cab pick up) 4 x 4,
automatic, (GHH series), price
$1.5M (22R); 1 Toyota
Extra cab (4 x 2) pick up,
automatic, price $950 000
(neg.); 1 RZ mini bus, long
base, mags, music, CD, price
$1.2M (neg.); 1 B 12
Sunny gear, fully powered,
$550 000; 1 AE 81 Toyota
Sprinter, automatic $550
000; 2 Toyota 4 Runner
(Hilux Surf) $2.4M. Contact
Rocky # 621-5902 or 225-
1400 or 91 Middle Road, La
Penitence, Georgetown.
Please call before.

TEL. 227-0018.
$$$$. KEYHOMES # 223-

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' SUNDAY CHRONICLE, February 13, 2005 27

CALL TEL. # 223-7847/226-
MAID below 30 years old
from country side. Tel. 225-
1540. ,i
W ITRESS wanted
urgen ly at Veebee's Bar
37 Saidy Babb St., Kitty.
'ONE Receptionist/Book
Keeper, Computer
knowledge. Call 231-4110.
Dresser. Apply to .177
Charlotte Street. Tel. 225-
ONE Cook to make Puri,
egg ball. Call Lee's
Snackette. Tel. 226-6649
1 FULLY experienced Coles
crane operator. Contact #'233-
GIRLS with over 5 yrs. Fac-
tory experience to assemble la-
dies garments. Call Sharmie
2 WAITRESSES and living
maid. Contact Bibi Jameel
Restaurant and Bar. Tel. 220-
ONE general Domestic.
Apply 353 East St., G/town,
between Lamaha & New Market
FEMALES to work in
Garment Factory ages 25 -
35 yrs old. Tel. # 615-9752.
WANTED one general
live in Domestic. Preferable
from country. Call Tel. 233-
OLD Dutch & English
bottles, onions, mallets and
?in. Tel: 260-0059, 612-
188, 06:00 to 22:00 h only.
MIDDLE aged Cook and
Cleaner to work on East Coast
near Clonbrook. Call 259-0953
after 5 pm.
HOUSES & flats to rent or
sell. Available clients.
Contact: Sonja # 225-7197/
ONE truck driver. (Dump).
Contact R. Narine, 49 Public Rd.,
Kitty. Tel. 227-1923. Cell 616-
ARE you female and have a
valid Driver Licence? Then an
exciting job awaits you. Tel. # 227-
LIVE-IN Maid. Contact Tel.
# 223-1447 after 17:00 h,
Monday to Friday and all day
Saturday and Sundays.
ONE Arc and Acetylene
Welder. Must know grill work.
Contact: 21 Broad Street,
Charlestown. Tel: 225-2835.
SALESGIRL, kitchen staff,
live-in girl from country area.
Nazeema Deli 318 East St., N/
C/ Burg. 226-9654/618-2902.
houses to rent from $25 000 to
US$2500 in/around Georgetown.
Prestige Realty 231-5304
LET your vehicle work for
you. Harbour Lights Taxi Service
is now accepting contract cars.
Call 227-1188/227-1199.
LOOKING for one
housekeeper who is honest and
reliable. If you think that you fit
this description, contact Marcia
at 225-8983.
APARTMENTS/flats $15
000 $40 000 monthly (on
contract) get 12 months
advance rent and loan to do
repairs. Call 231-6236.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and hairstyles,
etc. Also chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 223-5252 or 628-
persons. Must know to make
uri, Egg Ball, Phulourie, Fry
fish, etc. For further
information. Call 225-2866.
Ask for Arthur.ar.lndra,........

URGENTLY one honest
male person, 50 years, plus for
live-in and light security duties.
Driving an asset. Very good rates.
For more info. Tel. 227-1830.
duction Manager, 1 -Machine
Operator to work night shift
and 1 -Machine Operator to
work day. Call: 615-9752 be-
tween 13:00 and 16:00 hrs.
ONE live-in family to work
on Ranch and take care of house
at 1t Savannah, Mahaicony,
River. $15 000 monthly. Apply
at 192 Duncan St., Newtown,
*Kitty. # 225-6571. Free place to
ONE Driver. Must have Bus
Licence, a sound Secondary
education, must be polite,
willing to work flexible hours, very
neat and tidy in appearance.
Contact: 225-1429/624-1147.
TWO live-in Domestics
between the ages of 17 and 20
years from the country areas.
Also one live-in boy to do
Handyman work around yard and
bond. # 621-4928.
properties and land to buy
in developed areas, ready
overseas buyers available.
ONE experienced Driver
between the ages of 40 and 45
yrs old. Apply with reference to
the Manager of Household Plus,
131 Regent and Cummings Sts.,
flats between $30 and $50
000; houses between $50 000
and US$3000, ready quality
tenants available. MENTORE/
SINGH 225-1017/623-6136.
KISHONA'S Fashion 65
Robb & King Streets, Lacytown,
two doors before the Nest Disco.
Urgently needs two (2)
experienced salesgirls. Good
wages. Interviews between 8:30
am and 11 am.
ONE Mechanic to work in
interior. Must know to repair,
Perkins Bedford Excavator
engine and hydraulics and
pick up. Full knowledge of
excavator would be an asset.
All accommodation provided.
Call 223-1609 and 624-2653.
DELIVERY Boys, Porters.
Apply in person with Application,
(2) Recommendations, valid Police
Clearance to: The Personnel
Manager, National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17 19A Water
Street, South Cummingsburg,
WANTED urgently Security
Guards and Ice Plant Operators.
Must have (2) recent Refer-
ences, valid Police Clearance,
Identification and NIS cards.
Apply in person to: The Man-
ager, BM Enterprise Inc., GFL
Wharf, Houston, East Bank
SEVERAL Real Estate
Salesm a and women who can
work for fixed salary plus plus
infinite commission and people
who have their spouse support
to work 18 hrs daily at the office
and home. No unemployed
should apply. 231-2064
HAIR Dressers wanted with
about 3 to 5 years experience in
Professional hair cutting, blow
drying and styling. Also nail
technician with about 2 year
experience. Train to become a
Professional Cosmetologist at
Shelly's Beauty Salon. # 264-.
3141/615-1988. Classes
commences soon.
ONE live-in Domestic.
Experience preferred but we can
also train. Must be honest,
decent, willing to learn, have a
love for children. Free private
flat with toilet and bath. Weekly
wages, annual leave, NIS
coverage, $1M Life and
Accident Insurance. Report to
Mrs. Khan, RK's Security, 125
Regent Road, Board, G/town.
People from Interior or country
welcomed to also apply. Tel. #
S.2Z 6.-9QZ7 .. .. .........

Gough doubtful for final

By Ken Borland one-day international in Durban

- Darren Gough, England's
leading bowler in the one-day
series against South Africa, is
doubtful for the final match
in Centurion today.
England media manager
Andrew Walpole said yesterday
that Gough had woken in the
morning with a respiratory
That may force England to
play the wayward Steve
Medium-pacer Alex Wharf,
who took three wickets for
England in the rained-out sixth

PHONE 226-8937.
P R O P E R T I E S ,
NELSON'S 226-8937.

on Friday, said the team had not
yet been selected.
"Goughie's bowled
beautifully 'this series and has
not taken as many wickets as


he's deserved," Wharf told
reporters yesterday.
"He's a quality bowler, out
there with the best, and he's
living proof that at 34 years old,
and after a major injury, you
can still come back.
"Darren used to look after
me when I was a kid starting
.with Yorkshire and it was a good
thing he took me under his
Wharf played his first
match of the series in
Durban and took three for 48,
including the wickets of

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or Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/232-0065

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and King Streets, NA. Tel: 333-
2880. Gift Flower and Souvenir
Shop, Main & Vryheid Streets.
# 333-3927

CIRCUIT City Internet Cafe
and Computer School, Lot 2
D'Edward Village, W/C/B. All
Internet facilities,
photocopying, Scanning and
Fax Services. Tel. # 330-
2762/2830 or 625-7189.

One Ransom 3-Disc
Plough, one pair MF 35-
cage wheel, one 35 MF back
blade, one steel rake Call
Tel: 333-3460 .
OXYFGEN and a cetvlen

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Rosignol Market Stelling
Road. Telephone # 621-

name footwear for all.
Stall # D 9 N/A Market.
Tel: 333-4685

UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes -
located in Coburg Street
(next to Police
Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634.

Graeme Smith and Jacques
Kallis with successive balls in
the fourth over of the match.
"I didn't expect to play at
all and I thought I was about to
go home without playing a game
in South Africa," he said.
"I told myself not to let
the chance slip because I
didn't want to go home not
'knowing I had given it my
best go. So it was a matter of
personal pride."
The 29-year-old said he
was particularly pleased to get
Kallis out first ball when he
gloved a bouncer.
"I was pleased with my
start and it was quite a bouncy
pitch, so I just thought I'd let
him have it and show him I'm
Wharf was non-committal


about being the answer to
England's bowling problems in
the closing overs.
"I don't like to think of
myself as an answer to
anything, but I would like to
bowl at the death," he said.
"But there should be
competition for places because
that brings out the best in
everyone, and the selectors had
their reasons for going with the
others earlier in the series."
South Africa have already
won the seven-match series, the
abandoned match in Durban
leaving them with a 3-1 lead.
England won the first
match in Johannesburg and
the second was tied, before
South Africa won three in a
row in Port Elizabeth, Cape
Town and East London.

(From back page)
fracturing his right collar bone. The captain of the Rastas
attempted a diving header on goal and landed awkwardly on
his shoulder with ten minutes to the first half.
Archer, who almost single-handedly took care of the Patriarchs
in the first match with a treble, opened the scoring in the 13th minute
and added another five minutes from lemon time. Three minutes
into injury time Stanford Miller made it 3-0 to end the first segment
on a high for the Bald Heads.
Former Caribbean All Star Brian Williams .who was recruited
by the Patriarchs was switched from midfield to sweeper back for
the second stanza and immediately it made an impact as the
Trinidadian solidified the defence except for one brief moment when
Selwyn 'Dutch' Bailey scored from inside the area in the 76th
Undaunted, the Rastas continued to pressure the Bald Heads'
defence as they made several raids but without success. Eventually
they were rewarded with two quick goals but not enough to earn
even a draw. Ricardo Salmon in the 86th and Lloyd Smith in the
91st minutes brought some respectability to the score line for the
The presentation, of the Lens Craft Optical Cup and the cash
incentive for the winners will be made on Wednesday as well as'
the MVP awards for both sides.
In the supporting game East Coast beat a combined
selection of East Coast and West Demerara 2-1 and will also,
collect their rewards on Wednesday.

Guyana take control

after second ...

(From page 31)

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Village, Corentyne, In retrospect that was not
Berbice. Phone: 338-2221 WOODWORKS Door the
(David Subnauth). Store, panel doors the best of things for Trinidad
3-STOREYED building cupboard doors, windows & Tobago as Deonarine struck
located in New Amsterdaming and mouldings. Pitt Street in his first over.
pool tables, ice maker & Republic Road, N/A. A short ball from the off-
machine, 1 complete gym,spinner was et with a pull to-
1 Lister generator. Call: spinner was met with a pull to-
333 2 4 5 7 /2 3 1 5 11. wards deep midwicket. The sur-
1 LITTLE Giant dragline prisee for Ganga was that King,
with 371 engine; 1 48" x 36" pitch PRIME business not acclaimed as the most agile
propeller; (1) 3V2" dia. x 13 ft 6 property located at Main of fielders, romped in and fall-
ins. propeller shaft; 1 Perkins and Kent Streets, New ing forward, held on to a catch
marine with transmission; 1 Amsterdam. Call: 225-
Bedford engine block with 7747, weekdays. that made his entire team rushed
standard crank shaft and head; 1 3-STOREYED towards him as they celebrated.
ttall sizes of 3-phasemotors; -building, newly built in Ganga went in the opposite di-
ascutting torchse; one complete the hea rt of New reaction shaking his head all the
gM engine. Tel: 333 Amsterdam. Price way. He would have done even
Engine. Tel: 333- reduced drastically. Call
3226. 333-2457, 337-2348. more head shaking at the fall of
(1) 2-BEDROOM house Simmons'wicket.
at Whim, Corentyne price Having gotten to a half-cen-
r-ET -i US$40 000. Paone: 220- tury from 87 balls and batting
WAXY T01 6115. Ideal for
C ^E^ TRES ULTS businessperson or lawyer, with authority on 56, Simmons
2-STOREY prime let himself down in one over
residential property from Deonarine.
situated in Canefield Canie First he was almost taken at
Public Road. Price $20
million, negotiable. silly mid off but the ball slipped
J- Contact Tel. 327-7164. throua h Ryan Ramdass who
scored f! on -day one then two
deliveries later he almost holed

out to Chanderpaul at short
mid-wicket, the ball falling just
short of the fielder.
The disappointing crowd of
about 500, would have expected
a batsman, benefiting from such
fortune on a low and painfully
slow wicket, to tone down and
collect himself, but not
Simmons. He duly slammed the *
next delivery to long on where
Mahendra Nagamootoo lay in
wait. It was a pitiful end to an
otherwise proper innings.
The Trinis are 344 runs be-
hind Guyana and have six wick-
ets at their disposal including
crucial man Bravo and
nightwatchman Amit
Jaggemauth on 2.
With neither of their full-
time bowlers being able to se-
cure any wickets yesterday it
may well be up to Deonarine,
Cush and other spinners the
likes of leggies Sewnarine
Chattergoon and Ramnaresh
Sarwan to bundle out T&T.
Today's_. proceedings
would be a good indication of
how the game will end. -

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE, February 13, 2005,,

Cornwall, Jacobs take

centuries off


(CMC) Wilden Cornwall and
Ridley Jacobs hit superb
centuries to help put the
Leeward Islands in a superior
position in their sixth round
match in the Carib Beer 2005
Cricket Series against front-
runners Jamaica yesterday.
When stumps were drawn
on the second day, Jamaica were
179 for three, replying to the
Leewards' imposing first innings
total of 510 for nine declared in
which Cornwall hit the top
score of 111, his maiden first-
class century and Jacobs
supported with 104.
Jamaica's position could
have been better had Tamar


Lambert survived the last over
bowled by Kerry Jeremy, who
trapped the batsman lbw with

the final delivery of the day for
Xavier Marshall, who hit a
classy 62, and Jamaica captain
Wavell Hinds, who made a
scratchy 18, had put on 58 in
quick time for the first wicket
for the visitors.
Off-spin bowler Omari
Banks made the breakthrough
however, when Hinds was
caught at deep backward
square leg boundary just after
Marshall, who spanked a
few fours off Jeremy and
Cornwall in the opening overs,
also showed his prowess against
the spin duo of Banks and 21-
year-old leg-spin newcomer,

Brian Stephanie.
But Guyanese-born
Stephanie, who plays for
Montserrat in the Leewards
tournament, grabbed his
maiden first-class wicket
when he trapped Marshall
lbw with a googly, after the
batsman had survived a
confident shout to a
similar delivery a few
overs earlier.
Marshall's cameo came off
72 balls and included eight fours
and a six, a disdainful hook off
Marshall and Donavan
Pagon, who mixed aggression
with caution in compiling 59
unbeaten runs, added 47 for the

second wicket.
Pagon and Lambert, who
was batting well, were batting

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Barbados stay on victory path

against Windwards

By E.Glenford Prescott

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent,
(CMC) Title-holders
Barbados stayed on a clear
victory path despite defiant
second innings batting by the
Windward Islands on the
second day of in their sixth
round Carib Beer Series
match at the Arnos Vale
Playing Field yesterday.
The visitors claimed most
of the honours 'in the final
session to leave the Windward
Islands, who were asked to
follow 255 behind, on 201 for
four still 54 runs in arrears -
with Junior Murray (25) and
Darren Sammy (22) the not-out
Earlier in the day, the
Windwards, responding to the
Barbados first innings score of
310 had crashed to a fragile 55
all out, equaling their second
lowest total ever in regional first
class cricket.
The Windwards had
appeared to be climbing back
into the match in the afternoon
when their openers, Devon
Smith (99) and Craig Emmanuel

BARBADOS first innings 310
(Dwayne Smith 104, Courtney
Browne 45, K. Peters 3-52)
WINDWARDS first innings
D. Smith c Smith b Collins 0
C. Emmanuel c Richards
b Collymore 0
S. Fedee c wkp. Browne
b Collymore 13
H. Shallow c Smith b Collins 4
J. Murray c Campbell
b Collymore 5
D. Sammy c wkp. Browne
b Collins 1
L Sebastien c Wilkinson
b Bennett 8
R. Lewis stp. Browne b Hinds 13
D. Butler c wkp. Browne b Hinds 1
S.Shillingford c Wilkinson
b Hinds 0
K. Peters not out 4
Extras: (lb-1, nb-5) 6
Total: (for 10 wickets-

(31) posted a century stand for
the first wicket in their second
They had batted the entire
post-lunch session to go to tea
at 110 without loss, with Smith
on 72 and Emmanuel on 26.
Emmanuel had some good
fortune, when he was put down
at mid-wicket by Pedro Collins
diving to his right off leg-
spinner Ryan Layne in the last
over of the session.
However it all started to go
wrong in the last hour as the
Windwards lost three wickets,
including that of a well poised
The openers, who looked
comfortable for most of their
stay at the wicket, were parted
at 116, when Emmanuel was
adjudged caught at the wicket
off the bowling of left-arm
seamer Collins.
The batsman looked
surprised to see the umpire
raise his finger, and delayed for
a few moments before trudging
back to the pavilion.
Smith and Sergio Fedee (6)
then took the score to 150
before the latter got a faint

22.4 overs) .55
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-2, 3-10,4-26,5-
27, 6-28,7-42, 8-48,9-48.
Bowling: Collins 7-0-19-3 (nb-5),
Collymore 7-1-20-3, Bennett 3-1-5-1,
Hinds 3-1-8-3, Layne 2-0-2-0.
WINDWARDS second innings
D. Smith Ibw Smith 99
C. Emmanuel c wkp. Browne
b Collins 31
S. Fedee c wkp. Browne b Hinds 6
H. Shallow b Smith 0
J. Murray not out 25
D. Sammy not out 22
Extras: (b-5, lb-2, nb-11) 18
Total: (for 4 wickets 29 overs) 201
Fall of wickets: 1-116,2-150, 150-3,
Bowlers: Collins 9-0-24-1 (nb-4),
Collymore 7-0-27-0, Bennett 7-1-20-
0 (nb-1), Smith 19-5-48-2, Hinds 11-
3-30-1 (nb-5), Layne 11-1-38-0,
Wilkinson 4-2-7-0 (nb-1).

touch through to wicketkeeper
Courtney Browne from an
attempted cut.
Smith, who had batted well
and exhibited a wide array of
shots on both sides of the
wicket, was then adjudged leg-
before-wicket to medium pacer
Dwayne Smith offering no
shot to a delivery that appeared
'to be moving in slightly with
the score on 154.
He had posted his fifty in

85 minutes off 53 balls.
Overall he had batted 196
minutes, faced 129 balls and
struck 13 fours.
He offered one chance
when he was put down by
Browne on 23 off the bowling
of West Indies pacer Corey
It was the second time in
three years that Smith was
given out lbw for 99 at the
Arnos Vale Playing Field. He
suffered the same fate in 2002
against Guyana.
With no addition to the
score, Hyron Shallow was
yorked by Smith without
Murray and Sammy, who
was dropped by Jason Bennett
at mid-off, off medium pacer
Kurt' Wikinson, e sea&

the innings with an unbroken
partnership of 47.
Smith has so far been the
pick of the Barbados bowlers
with two for 48 off 19 overs
with five maidens.
Earlier, Barbados emphatically
seized the initiative when they shot
out their opponents in 22.4 overs
just before lunch and enforced the
follow on.
They were helped to their
good position, by their seam
attack that took advantage of
overcast conditions and some
poor batsmanship by the
Collins (3-19), Corey
Collymore (3-20) and left-arm
spinner Ryan Hinds (3-8) were
the architects of the Windwards'
The Windwards, who began
their innings at the start of play,
having dismissed the visitors
just before 4he close on the first
day. were in trouble from the
second over.
They lost Emmanuel (0)
who edged a good away
swinger, from Collymore for
Dale Richards at first slip to
take a low catch, with the score
on two.
Devon Smith (0) who was
coming off a good match against
the Leewards, in which he
scored a century and a half-
century, was the next to depart.
S Driving loosely at a wide
L- - - - -

delivery, he only succeeded in
finding Smith at gully.
The procession for the
Windwards to and from the
pavilion continued right through
the morning, aided primarily by
some poor shot selection.
Shallow (4) steered a short
ball from Collins to Smith at
gully. Junior Murray (5) trying.
to pull a short ball from outside
the off stump presented
Sherwin Campbell with an easy
catch at short cover, Darren
Sammny (1) touched a wide half-
volley to wicketkeeper Browne



and Liam Sebastien (8) edged
another wide half-volley to
Wilkinson at third slip.
Sergio Fedee (13), who
looked the most confident of the
early batsmen, gloved a short
lifting ball to Browne.
Hinds then removed
Deighton Butler (1), Shane
Shillingford (0) and captain
Rawl Lewis (13) as the
Windwards were just able to
surpass their lowest score of 54
made on the same ground
against Guyana in 1998.
Their innings also
equalled the second lowest
ever of 55 against Jamaica at
Alpart in 1999. ,

the Jamaicans to the close when
Jeremy struck to set back the
Earlier, Leewards continued
from their bedtime position of
346 for five and Cornwall, who
was undefeated on 98, got the
two runs needed in the
first over of the day to
complete his maiden first-
class century before he was
dismissed caught at first slip
off left-arm spinner Nikita
Miller, who ended with three
wickets for 112 runs from 43
Cornwall, who shared a
stand of 66 with compatriot
Jacobs, who had resumed on
16, batted for 191 minutes,
faced 150 balls and slammed
11 fours.
Jacobs, the former West
Indies wicketkeeper/batsman,
then shared in useful stands of
62 for. the seventh wicket with
Banks, who scored 31, and 54
for the eighth wicket with Carl
Simon, who made 23.
Jacobs continued to inch his
way to his second hundred of
the season and seventh overall
in regional competition before
the declaration came when he
was dismissed.
Just prior to his
dismissal, Jacobs was severe
on Darren Powell in one
over in which he lifted the
fast bowler over long on for
six before cutting and pulling
him for two more fours.
He reached his milestone'
when he pulled Samuels to
the boundary before cutting
the next ball for another of
his 13 fours. His 185-ball
knock lasted 381 minutes
before his opposite number
off Carlton Baugh, Jr.,
stumped him off Miller.

LEEWARD ISLANDS 1st innings (o/
n 346 for five)
S. Jeffers Ibw b Browne 67
T. Willett c Bernard
b Washington 12
R. Morton b Miller 28
S. Joseph c wkpr Baugh
b Samuels 60
S. Williams c and b Miller 51
W. Cornwall c Samuels b Miller 111
R. Jacobs st Baugh b Miller 104
0. Banks c wkpr Baugh
b Powell 31
C. Simon c Marshall b Samuels 23
K. Jeremy not out 5
Extras: (b-2, lb-11, nb-5) 18
Total: (9 wkts decl'd) 510
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-63, 3-180, 4-
Bowling: Powell 21-3-86-1.
Washington 17-1-75-1 (nb-2),
Bernard 11-2-42-0, Miller 43-5-112-3
(nb-1), Samuels 32-4-94-3 (nb-2),
Brown 14-1-77-1, Hinds 1-0-11-0.
JAMAICA first innings
W. Hinds c Simon b Banks 18
X. Marshal Ibw b Stephanie 62
D. Pagon not out 59
T. Lambert Ibw b Jeremy 33
Extras: (w-1, nb-6) 7
Total: (3 wkts) 179
Fall of wickets: 1-58,2-125,3-179.
Bowling: Jeremy 6-1-21-1 (nb-6, w-
1), Simon 7-2-36-0, Cornwall 4-0-17-
0, Banks 14-1-57-1, Stephanie 15-4-
48-1. 1


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Gudjohnsen fires

Chelsea 12 points clear

By Bill Barclay
LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Striker Eidur Gudjohnsen
kept Chelsea on course for
their first league title in 50
years with the winner in a
scrappy 1-0 victory over 10-
man Everton at Goodison
Park yesterday.
Gudjohnsen poked in a
rebound 20 minutes from time

after William Gallas's effort hit
the bar to end some brave
resistance by Everton, who
played all but eight minutes of
the match a man short after
striker James Beattie's foolish
Everton's record six million
pounds ($11.19 million) signing
was given a straight red card, the
first of his career, for twice
head-butting the back of French

defender Gallas's head as he
chased an early through ball.
Chelsea's win, achieved
without injured attackers Arjen
Robben and Didier Drogba,
lifted their points tally to 68, 12
points clear of second-placed
Manchester United with only 11
matches to play.
United (56 points) visit
local rivals City in the
Manchester derby today.
Third-placed champions
Arsenal (54) host Crystal
Palace tomorrow. Everton's
defeat meant they stayed
fourth on 48 points.
In yesterday's other
Premier League games fifth-
placed Liverpool stumbled
again, losing 2-0 at Birmingham
City and Blackburn Rovers beat
fellow strugglers Norwich City
3-0. Aston Villa won 2-1 at
Everton had reasons for
optimism before the match with
a swirling wind and a terrible
pitch seemingly playing into
their hands. Beattie's departure.
though, soon negated any
advantage the home team might
have had.
Chelsea dominated but
found the uneven surface and
the sharp instincts of Everton
goalkeeper Nigel Marlyn hard
to overcome for most of the

CARICOM Political/Economic Analyst

The High Commission of Canada is looking for a senior
political/economic analyst. The incumbent will analyse
political, economic, and other developments pertaining to the
mandate and activities of CARICOM; report on issues of
interest to Canada; plan and organize visits to the CARICOM
Secretariat; develop a databank on CARICOM; and perform
similar duties with respect to Guyana and Suriname.

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in political
science, economics or other relevant fields, and three years
of experience as a political or economic analyst. Detailed
knowledge of CARICOM political, economic, developmental
and social issues and knowledge of CARICOM institutional
structures and functioning are essential. Candidates must be
legal residents of Guyana.

The High Commission offers a competitive salary (GUY $4
million/year) and fringe benefits. The successful candidate
will. have to submit to a thorough back ground check.
Applicants should send a letter outlining why their candidacy
should be considered together with a copy of their curriculum
vitae, three professional references and recent photograph.
This material should be sent to:

Competition 01/05, High Commission of Canada, P.O. Box
10880, High and Young Street, Georgetown by close of
business on Friday, February 1,, 2005,

Martyn saved superbly
from Frank Lampard and Iceland
forward Gudjohnsen and Jose
Mourinho's team, held 0-0 at
home by Manchester City last
Sunday, were beginning to
wonder where the goal would
come from before Gudjohnsen
ended their frustration.
"I'm sure there were many
people ... wishing us to drop
points but we bounced back
from last Sunday," Gudjohnsen
told Sky Sports television.
"We got the three points
and that's what counts at' this
time of the season."
Chelsea keeper Petr Cech
has now gone 961 minutes
without conceding and the only
black mark was a yellow card
for captain John Terry that
means the centre back will be
suspended for the FA Cup fifth
round trip to Newcastle United
on February 20.
Liverpool's inconsistency
returned at St Andrews where a
penalty by Uruguayan Walter
Pandiani, after Birmingham's ex-
Liverpool striker Emile Heskey
was fouled, and Julian Gray's
volley gave City their 2-0 win.
Scottish striker Paul Dickov
netted twice as Blackburn put
eight points between them and
the bottom three with their 3-0
victory over struggling visitors
At Fratton Park a
trademark thunderbolt by
Villa's German midfielder
Thomas Hitzlsperger against
Portsmouth gave the Midlands
side a rare away win.

CHELSEA consolidate their Premiership lead with three
points after Eidur Gudjohnsen scores the winner in the
69th minute. (BBC Sport).

Top three win in second

division promotion quest
LONDON, England (Reuters) The battle for automatic
promotion to the Premier League remains a three-horse race
after Ipswich Town, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland all won
01ny the top two go up atoaticayticaiy from the second division
and leaders lpswich maintained a five-point advantage with a 2-1
victory over Leicester City at Portman Road.
An own goal by Leicester's Mark de Vries was the difference
between the sides although Ipswich, who led 2-0 at halftime, endured
a nervy finish when Jordan Stewart scored for the visitors eight
minutes from time.
Former Ipswich striker Marcus Stewart hit a hat-trick as free-
scoring Sunderland beat Watford 4-2 at the Stadium of Light.
They have 60 points, but trail second-placed Wigan on goal
difference. Wigan's Jason Roberts scored twice in their 3-1 win at
Crewe Alexandra.
Preston North End went fourth on 52 points despite having
U.S. midfielder Eddie Lewis sent off in their 2-1 victory at Queens
Park Rangers.
Also given his marching orders was QPR's mascot, a giant
furry cat, who was ordered from the touchline by the referee
for distracting the players.



Applications are hereby invited tor the following positions in the Corn
1. Planning Officers
Must have a Degree in Forestry and be prepared to work for extend
field. Computer literacy is desirable. Candidates must be self-startc
communication skills and be team-oriented.

2. Field Assistants
Must have the Certificate in Forestry and be prepared to work for'
in the field,


ded periods in the
ers, have strong

very long periods

3. MIS Officer.
This candidate should possess a minimum qualification of at least a Diploma in
Computer Science and some experience in programming will be an asset, The
incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties among others.
> Maintaining servers and workstations
Perform system d.-,.:.s repair and updates to ensure data
integrity; and reliability of automated tasks.
r Provide help-desk and on-site technical support of hardware
and software, this includes diagnosing and resolving problems
with printers, copiers, fax machines and networks.
> Interface with users to identify computer related needs and
provide appropriate software/hardware support applicable to
those needs, these also include instructions to staff on the use
of computer applications and systems.
> Track and maintain accurate inventory of all of GFC computing
equipment, also monitor, order and distribute computer supplies
to end-users.
> Assist in maintaining and updating of GFC web site and intranet.

Please send applications to the undersigned by 22"nd February 2005.

Head, Human Resources & Admin.
Guyana Forestry Commission
1 Mud flats, Water Street

Hoyzer arrested, corruption
scandal intensifies
By Kevin Fylan
FRANKFURT, (Reuters) German referee Robert Hoyzer
was arrested and threatened with a long jail sentence
yesterday with prosecutors saying they had fresh evidence
he may have been involved in match-fixing before 2004.
"New evidence suggests that Robert Hoyzer was involved
in crimes of a similar type with persons unknown prior to those
in 200Q4 that he has already admitted to," Berlin prosecutor
Michael Grunwald said in a statement.
Against the background of existing admissions and the new
evidence, "Hoyzer must count on a hefty jail sentence," the
prosecutor's office said.
"For that reason, there is a concrete risk of his
absconding," the statement said, adding that Hoyzer had
been arrested yesterday, two days after the warrant was
Hoyzer's lawyer Thomas Hermes said he told prosecutors
on Wednesday that Hoyzer had received an offer to manipulate
another game, prior to those already under investigation.
In an interview with N-TV television, Hermes said
Hoyzer turned down the offer and the match ended in a 1-
1 draw, but Hoyzer later found a 500 euros transfer in his
bank account.

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30 SUNDAY CHRONICLE, February 13, 2005

Hayden slump offers England hope

By Scott Heinrich

SO another Australian
summer finishes with the
home side sweeping all-
comers aside.
They continue to be the
game's dominant cricket force.
But with an Ashes series in
England only a few months
away, is all as well as it seems
in the Australian camp?
If England need any
encouragement apart from
their own recent Test form, it
can be found in the slump of
Australia's top-order rock,
Matthew Hayden.
Hayden, the hulking,
fearsome opener with the
second-highest Test score ever
and a career average of 54.6, is
not having a good time of it at
The left-hander's loss of
form since last year's tour to
India has been well-documented,
such is his pre-eminence.
No Test hundreds in 17
knocks and an average of 33.6
- coupled with a one-day
return of 16.3 prompted
doomsayers to find voice and
the selectors to drop him for
the VB Series finals.
It was even suggested he
should chuck in the one-day
game, but his riposte was as
forthright as any of his leg-side"
"I see this as a temporary
thing and I don't feel like I've
finished playing one-day
cricket," Hayden said.
"It's been a difficult
summer. It is a fickle and very
fine game and we walk that rope
all the time as players."
All batsmen go through
rough patches, but what makes
Hayden's case intriguing is the
notion that good attacks are

starting to figure him out.
Revealingly, Harbhajan
Singh takes credit for plotting
Hayden's demise in India.
"He is a stroke-player,
and we tried to take away his
boundary shots. I bowled to
him a lot and we learned our
lesson from his last tour
here," the off-spinner said.
"We had very good plans
against him, where to place our
fielders and how to bowl to him.
We were successful."
Encouragingly for England,
Hayden's wobbles were
contagious at home.
Pakistan had Australia on
the ropes more than once in the
three-Test series, only for the
Aussies to counterpunch their
way to victory like all
heavyweight champions do.
Positions of 78-5 in Perth
and 171-5 in Melbourne both
started with Hayden failures, as
did the VB Series collapses of
30-5 and 85-5 against West

MATTHEW Hayden's Test
form has not been poor,
just poor by his standards.
Hayden's asset is his
buccaneering strokeplay, his
brute strength and timing while
batting well out of his crease.
His consistently excellent
run of form since India four
years ago where he averaged
109.8 in a losing three-Test
series afforded the

Queenslander an air of
Nothing he did in the middle
seemed to surprise us: nine
centuries in 16 Tests in 2001/02,
tons in both innings against
England and Sri Lanka or his
colossal 380 against Zimbabwe.
But now with Hayden in
the doldrums the weapons
which had served him so well
look to be contributing to his
In the VB Series, he
perished to shots that looked
plain ugly. His desire at the
crease became desperation and
Hayden tried, and failed, to blast
his way back into form.
With Michael Clarke
slotting into the top-order with
devastating results, more will be
known about Hayden's one-day
plight when Australia announce
their squad for the imminent
tour of New Zealand.
Hayden usually lets his
batting do the talking, but
maybe this time we should
listen to what the man is saying.
"All I can possibly do is to
offer them a platter of runs," he
"In my mind, what will
happen is I'll fight my way
back and then it will be up to
the selectors.

SHOAIB Akhtar has scarcely
been able to stay out of the
limelight for a day in the
lead-up to Pakistan's forth-
coming tour of India and
now newspapers have re-
ported that he failed to report
to the doctor appointed by the
Pakistan Cricket Board to as-
sess his fitness.
In the absence of their for-
eign support staff who are on
holiday, the PCB appointed
Meesaq Rizwi, a sports physi-
cian, to look into Shoaib's fit-
Rizwi apparently asked
Mohammed Sami, Shabbir
Ahmed and Mohammad Khalil,
as well as Shoaib, to report for
fitness tests. But Shoaib failed
to turn up, and this could have
spurred the latest reaction of the
board. Saleem Altaf, the PCB's
new director of cricket opera-
tions, has instructed Shoaib to
take part in the ongoing Patron's
Trophy to prove his fitness.
The News reports that Altaf
told Shoaib he had to play for
his team, KRL, in the next

"We need to be at our
(full) strength leading into
the one-day tournament
against England before the

round of four-day Patron's Tro-
phy matches, which begin on
February 14, in order to be eli-
gible for selection for Pakistan's
forthcoming tour of India.
Shoaib was originally called back
from the Australian tour in or-


SHOAIB Akhtar has more
to worry about than just
his hamstring.

"And as I've said all
along, I want to be part of
that." (BBC Sport)

Mashramani table

tennis to serve off

February 25

THE annual Mashramani table tennis competition will
serve off next week Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports
Hall and run to February 25.
Matthew Khan is the Men's defending champion, Colin
France the 'B' Class and Raymond Baksh the 'C' Class.
The Women's defending champion is Michelle John, who
is also the 18 Years & Under female champion. while Jonathan
Sankar is the male champion in that category.
There will be some 21 categories of competition Boys
and Girls Nine Years & Under, Boys and Girls Eleven Years &
Under. Bows &.Gils 13 Years & Under, Boys and Girls
Doubles. Junior MNtied Doubles. 'B' Class Open, 'C' Class
Open, Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles and Mixed
Overseas-based Leshe Gill and Roger Persaud are expected
to be on shows along ', nh locals Khan. Godfrey Munroe, Chris-
topher Franklin and Donald Duff
Competitors can contact tournament coordinator Lin-
den Johnson at Ihe Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Monday
to Friday after 15:00 h on telephone numbers 225-7176,
226-6247 or 621-7630.

der to give him time to rest a
troublesome hamstring and be
fit in time for the Indian series.
On return to Pakistan,
Shoaib was assessed by Grant
Compton, the Pakistan" team's
physiotherapist, and a two-
week rest was prescribed. Fol-
lowing this examination
Compton left Pakistan on vaca-
"Compton outlined a reha-
bilitation programme to Shoaib
to recover from his hamstring
strain, and then left for South
Africa," said a source.
"But even before leaving
he was working with Shoaib
as it was confirmed he had a
hamstring problem that
needed a two-week recovery
period. It is in this back-
ground that Altaf's directives
to Shoaib come as a total sur-
prise. How does he expect
Shoaib to resume playing in
the next round of Patron's Tro-
phy to prove his fitness when he
has been told he required a two-
week period to recover from the

Formula One will go to

India, says Ecclestone

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- India can expect a Formula
One grand prix within three
years, according to the
sport's commercial supremo
Bernie Ecclestone.
The Briton told the BBC
that the country would
definitely have a race, adding:
"It's just a case of where."
Bombay was the most
likely venue, said Ecclestone,
although Hyderabad and
Calcutta have been mooted as
possible locations.
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HIndia -will have its first
Formula One driver this year
with 28-year-old Narain
Karthikeyan signing for Jordan,
2 ', ,. who have been taken over by
Russian-born Canadian
businessman Alex Shnaider's
S', -Midland Group.
1 ntrIInternational
,f Automobile Federation
(FIA) president Max
Mosley said this week that
gl he felt sure India would
.host a race if Kar.thikeyan,
BERN 'I CCLEESTO4E we~- -,, iti well. ,.'. .e',,

Rangers go top with 3-0

defeat of Hibernian
GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) Croatia striker Dado Prso
scored twice in a 3-0 win over third-placed Hibernian which
put Rangers on top of the Scottish Premier League
Rangers, with 62 points, lead on goal difference from
Glasgow rivals Celtic who play at Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Hearts, in fourth, beat Kilmarnock 3-0 and Aberdeen (fifth)
went down 2-1 at Dunfermline Athletic. Rangers dominated the
game and could have scored a hatful of goals if Hibernian
goalkeeper Simon Brown had not been in superb form.
Brown saved a penalty by Nacho Novo just before halftime
after Novo was fouled. Prso hit the woodwork after scoring-
his first goal with a header from a corner.
Prso scored his second five minutes after halftime to
put the game beyond Hibernian's reach before Belgian
striker Thomas Buffel added a third.

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L E A P1

The Government of Guyana (GOG) with the support of the European Union has allocated
funds towards infrastructure rehabilitation in Region 10 which includes rehabilitation of Millie's
Hide-Out Road that runs from the junction of Millie's Hide-Out located on the Soesdyke/Linden
highway to Friendship on the West Bank of the Berbice River approximately 74.7 kilometers
(46.4 miles) in length.

Under this component, a 'ea ib il., study will be carried out to determine the social and
economic benefits of this project.

The Project is being implemented by LEAP (Project 8APC GUA009)

LEAP now invites Consultants with the relevant experience to submit proposals for
consultancy service.

Bid Documents are available at a cost of $5,000 and may be uplifted at LEAP Office at
Casaurina Drive, Mackenzie, Linden.

Proposals that should have been deposited at LEAP's Office by Monday, February 21 are
now required on or before Friday, March 4 at 14:00 hours. Another site meeting will be held on
Thursday, February 17 at 09:30 hours. Bidders are required to attend an information meeting
atthe LEAP's Office at 09:00 hours on the said date.

Proposals must be addressed to:

The International Manager
Linden Economic Advancement Programme
Casuarina Drive


"Sport Chronicle*

Greaves wins


and Novices


By Isaiah Chappelle

MARLON Williams and
Alonzo Greaves swapped
places in the feature race of
the annual Mash cycle meet
at the National Park, yester-
After lapping the field of
some 18 starters, the duo com-
pleted the 35 laps in one hour
21 minutes 54.5 seconds, with
Greaves crossing the finish line
first to take the Schoolboys &
Novices race, switching places
with teammate Williams who
won last week.
John Charles took the third
prize, followed by Vinesh
Narine, Kennard Lovell and
Shane Boodram.
In the final lap, Williams
started first to sprint for the
finish, but Greaves zoomed
past him, going into the home-
stretch on the outside. Charles
was some more than two min-
utes behind, clocking 1:24:17
hours for his third place.
Excitement in the race did
not end with the top two as
Narine, Lovell and Boodram
had a keen tussle for the fourth
Williams sprinted away
with four prime prizes, three
coming in the first part of the
race. Charles and .Greaves had'
two each, with the latter claim-
ing the last two.
Judah Klass was the mas-
ter of the Juveniles track, fin-
ishing the ten laps in 29:03
minutes, with Geron Williams
second and Andy Singh third.
But Chris Persaud and Orell
Cooke rode away with the
prime prizes.
In the Upright five-lapper,
Alfred Vanderhyden won in
15:27 minutes, also, taking the
prime prize, with Maurice
Fagundes second and Harry
Lall third.
Virgil Jones won the Veter-
ans Under-45 five-lap race in
14:18 minutes, followed by
Linden Blackman and Kennard
Lovell, with Blackman claiming
the prime prize.
The Over-45 first prize
went to Patrick Santos who fin-
ished the five laps in 13:18
minutes, with Clement Douglas
claiming the second slot and 64-
year-old Anthony Fariah third.

GUYANA first innings (o/n 254 for
S.Chattergoon Ibw Kelly 3
R.Ramdass c Khan
b Jaggernauth 112
R.Sarwan c Bravo
b Jaggernauth 19
N.Deonarine c wkp.
Ramdin b Jaggernauth 59
A.Fudadin c Khan b Kelly 60
S.Chanderpaul c wkp.
Ramdin b Jaggernauth 39
LCush c & b Kelly 47
D.Daesrath c Simmons
b Jaggernauth 21
M.Nagamootoo b Bachan 51
V.Nagamootoo not out 22
R.Kinglbw Bachan. .
Extras: (w-1, b-12, lb-4) 17.

Racing began with a three-
lapper for 12-14 year-old Boys,
which Geron Williams won in
8:24.07 minutes and also took
the prime prize. Scott Savory
was second and Chris Persaud
In the BMX races, Jonathan
De Abreu won the 6-9 years
Boys two-lapper, with Darren
Archer second; Johnatan
Fagundes was first in the 9-12
Boys over three lans. followed

by Hausanni Van Lewin and
Devaughn Barrington; the 12-14
years Boys three-lapper went
to Endo Matthews, with Chris-
topher Holder second and Kevin
Edwards third; and.Mitchroy
George was the Open winner
over 'three laps, followed by
Kevii Chattergoon and Travis
The lone female race, the
BMX 6-12 years, was won by
Ashley ;Ali, with Sheri Ann De
Abreu second and Usha Tai
Singh third.
Director of Sport Neil
Kumar represented the NSC at
-the presentation ceremony,
congratulating organiser Hassan
Mohamed for the 'guts' in going
ahead with the meet in the
present situation.
Kumar said he was looking
for records in subsequent meets.
"Cyclists must be more
competitive. I'm looking for
records, especially in the three-
stage race, but you can start go-
ing for them from tomorrow
(today) in West Demerara.
The NSC is sponsoring a
65km road race from the
Demerara Harbour Bridge to
Parika afd back. The race starts
at 08:00 h.

Total: (from 145.3 overs) 450
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-54, 3-181,4-
212,5-270,6-354,7-357,8- 404,9-450.
Bowling: Kelly 26-5-90-3, Emrit 23-6-
64-0, Jaggernauth 47-9-144-5 (w-1),
Bachan 32.3-5-94-2, Badree 16-6-31-
0, Khan 1-0-11-0.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO first innings
Nagamootoo b Deonarine 56
I.Khan Ibw Cush 13
D.Ganga c King b Deonarine 9
D.Bravo not but 13
G.Mahabir Ibw Deonarine 3
A.Jaggernauth not out 2
Extras: (nb-2, b-4, lb-4) 10
Total: (for 4 wickets from
38 overs) 106
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-72, 3-97, 4-
Bowling: King 5-1-17-0 (nb-2),
Daesrath.5-1-12-0, Cush-14-6-25-1,-
Nagam9oto0 7-0-27-0, Deonarine 7-.
1-17-3. -

By Imran Khan

POINTS, first innings, and
otherwise are crucial for both
fourth- and third-placed
Guyana and Trinidad and To-
bago in the sixth round of the
Carib Beer Series. That
would have been the foremost
thought on the minds of re-
spective captains Shivnarine
Chanderpaul and Daren
Ganga going into their clash
at the Albion Community
Centre ground.
Chanderpaul must have had
an easier night's rest last night
after two days of play. His team
moved from 254 for 4 overnight
to 450 all out on the stroke of
tea yesterday.
In the final session, courtesy
mainly of part time off-spinner
Narsingh Deonarine and some
lame-brained shots by the Trinis,
Guyana set themselves up well
to hunt first innings-points and
an eventual victory going into the
final day tomorrow.
The Trinidadians closed on
106 for 4, Deonarine taking three
of those for 17 runs. Their pri-
mary hope now would be for
Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies
player at the crease on 13 to put
a century on the board and give
them a get-out-of-jailcard.
He is well capable of such
and with wicketkeeper Denesh
Ramdin and a bevy of fighting
lower order hitters, overcoming
the follow-on of 300 and getting
close to the 450 is not beyond
their reach. Oh! what they would
give for a certain left-hander
known for having scored 400 in
a Test innings and perhaps even
Ricardo Powell who are both on
the injured list?
Bravo is their key and with
Guyana only playing two spe-
cialist bowlers Reon King and
Mahendra Nagamootoo he can
well take advantage and see his
team to safety.
The day started precisely
how Guyana would not have
liked. Their captain started on
32, when on 39 he dabbed at one
outside off stump from Amit
Jaggernauth and was taken very
low by Ramdin. The score was
then 270 and Trinidad could have
justifiably felt that they could
wrap things up in the session
with the main threat gone. It was
Jaggernaught's fourth wicket of
his second five-wicket haul this
season, finishing with 5 for 144
from 47 overs.
Lennox Cush replaced his
captain and muscled 47 with
.three fours and a six from 90 balls
before he misread a slower ball
from Richard Kelly (3 for 90)
and tamely tapped it back to the
The substandard shot halted

the 82-run partnership for the
sixth wicket with Assad Fudadin
but there was another gift to the
Trinis three runs later with the
score on 357. Fudadin, who bat-


ted sometimes resourcefully
then at other times with frustrat-
ing stagnation, floated a drive to
Imran Khan at long on again off
The left-hander, not in the
best of touches but batting dog-
gedly, scored 60 from 187 balls,
cashed in for five fours and one
six overhead off Jaggernauth -

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but then gave his hand away
with the last ball before lunch.
Three of the last four bats-
men scored 94 runs, taking the
score from 357 for 7 to 450 all
out. Mahendra Nagamootoo
blitzed 51 from 62 balls with
seven fours and a six, his brother
Vishal remained on 22 at the end
and Damodar Daesrath scored
21. Nagamootoo batted lustily,
getting to 50 from 59 balls with
a swatted four over midwicket
off Jaggernauth, whose flighted
delivery Daesrath had earlier
slapped to Uendl Simmons
cover point to create his demise.
Rishi Bachan closed the
Guyana effort by knocking out
Nagamootoo's middle stump,
bowling him behind his legs af-
ter he moved across way too far
while looking to sweep. Two
balls later King prodded forward
and was lbw for a duck, leaving
the total on an even 450 and
Trinidad & Tobago with a ses-
sion to bat.
Simmons and debutant Khan


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driving three fours in 13 then the

introduction of another part time
off-spinner, Gush brought an lbw
success. Simmons batted with de-
liberate aggression pulling
Nagamootoo over midwicket and
expertly late-cutting him, virtually
out of the 'keeper's gloves, for
boundaries until the bowler

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auyranese test for

Badbadia ftbaIrs tay/

(CMC) Barbados can expect
one of their toughest warm-
ups in the run-up to next
weekend's finals of the Car-
ibbean Cup football champi-
onship, when they tackle a
confident Guyana today.
Barbados has hit a purple
patch ahead of the Cup Finals
that also features the top three
teams in Caribbean Football
Union Jamaica, 2006 World
Cup hopefuls Trinidad & To-
bago, and Cuba.
The Barbadians rolled over
Grenada 3-1 on January 23 in their
first warm-up match, followed up
with a 3-1 victory on January 30
over St Vincent & the Grenadines,
and a 3-2 triumph last Sunday over

The Barbadians, ranked
seventh in the CFU, will look
to fine-tune their final squad for
the Cup Finals under new coach
Mark Doherty and German
technical director Reinhard
Fabisch when the Guyanese roll
into town.
Wayne Dover, one of the
two coaches accompanying
the Guyana squad, believes
his side can bring the Barba-

dians back down to earth.
"We are very optimistic
that we could win despite the
limited preparations," he
"I must say that 1 was very
impressed with the response
and attitui 'he players dur-
ing the short time we have been
"All the players are fired up
and ready to go out and per-

Antigua & Barbuda, all at the Na-
tional Stadium, where the Cup Fi-
nal will be staged from February 20
to 24.

FORMER national captain
Terrence Archer once again
piloted his All Stars Over-40
selection to another
comfortable victory against
the Rastafari Patriarchs,
taking the best-of- three
series in the much-talked
about Masters football
The game played last
Friday night at Thirst Park lived

up to the expectations of the
sizeable crowd on hand as both
teams displayed
competitiveness and skills.
The match-up which was
purely entertaining
throughout had one
unfortunate incident which
resulted in past national
Vibert 'Dordee' Butts
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CROWD favourite Norman 'Negus' Welch on his way
followed by Royston 'All in One' Erskine (knee guard) and
Michael Pedro with referee Roy McArthur in background.
(Delano Williams photo)

form in order for us to achieve
the victory. I think Containing
the Bajans for the first 15 min-
utes to see what they possess
will be our initial game plan then
we will make the necessary ad-
"I believe we have a very
potent attack that could convert
whatever goal-scoring opportu-

nities that will arise."
The last time the two
teams confronted each other
around this time last year,
Guyana prevailed 2-0
through goals from Gregory
Richardson and Neil
Hernandez, who will again
look to make it a painful fix-
ture for the hosts.

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LAILA Ali retained her WIBA super-middleweight title on
Friday, stopping Cassandra
Geiggar in the eighth round.
The daughter of former
heavyweight champion,
Muhammad Ali, punched
Geiggar into the ropes before
referee George Chip stopped
the fight.
Alil's win improved her un-
beaten record to 20-0 with 17
S..'' Meanwhile, Leatitiai
Robinson who had expected
S. to be Ali's next opponent -
fe. '_ retained her WIBA middle-
i LAILA Ali is still unbeaten in weight title by knocking out
20 fights. Monica Nunez. (BBC Sport)

Another uya nese

irst-c las umpire
FROM a field of five
Guyanese who recently did
the oral and practical ex-
aminations of the West
Indies Cricket.Umpires As-
sociation only one was suc-
According to a release
from the Honorary Secre-
tary of the Guyana Cricket
Umpires Council, Clyde
Duncan, the 89 marks ob-
tained by Nigel Duguid now .
makes him a fully qualified
umpire with eligibility for
the first-class panel. NIGELDUGUID


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