Title: Guyana chronicle
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Alternate 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: July 31, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
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Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
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President Bharrat Jagdeo (inset) addresses the PPP's 28th Congress at the Cotton Field Secondary School, Anna Regina. (Pictures by Delano Williams)

'Remain true to sacred covenant'
-I ^ "! -"" fMPresident urges ruling party members
SLauds restoration of dignity, hope
: .'More than 50 years ago, our party entered into a sacred covenant
with the people of Guyana, a covenant to untiringly struggle for
-and protect their freedom; to be open to people of all races and
religion; to always work in the national interest and to improve the
lives of our people, especially-the poor and vulnerable and to
value hard work, honesty and integrity.'

Page 14

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2 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 31, 2005

'Remain true to sacred covenant'

By Mark Ramotar

THE People's Progressive
Party (PPP) opened its 28th
Congress yesterday with
President Bharrat Jagdeo
urging members to remain
strong, united and true to the
"sacred covenant" the party
entered into with the
Guyanese-people more than
50 years ago.
"More than 50 years ago,
our party entered into a sacred
covenant with the people of
Guyana, a covenant to
untiringly struggle for and pro-
tect their freedom; to be open
to people of all races and reli-
gion; to always work in the na-
tional interest and to improve
the lives of our people, espe-
cially the poor and vulnerable
and to value hard work, honesty
and integrity," President Jagdep
"Today, here on the
Essequibo Coast, I think that if
we remain true to this covenant


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- President urges ruling party members

'More than 50 years ago, our party entered
into a sacred covenant with the people of
Guyana, a covenant to untiringly struggle
for and protect their freedom; to be open
to people of all races and religion; to
always work in the national interest and to
improve the lives of our people, especially
the poor and vulnerable and to value hard
work, honesty and integrity.'

- Cheddi Jagan's covenant the
PPP will always, always hold
the reign of Governance in

Guyana," declared the Guyanese
Head of State and PPP Execu-
tive and Central Committee

.congress ever.
President Jagdeo, in a highly
charged and commanding ad-
dress to the thousands in atten-
dance at the opening of the
Congress yesterday, also
pointed out that among the
myriad of proud achievements
made by the party over the
years, the one that stands out
the most is the restoration of
dignity and hope to the
Guyanese people.
"There are many things that
the PPP has .achieved and
should be proud of our record
in government, the improvement
in the social sectors,
deepening the rights and free-

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"A Different Frame olf Alir id

member, to the tumultuous ap-
plaise from the mammoth gath-
The two-day congress is
being held at the Cotton Field
Secondary School in Anna
Regina on the Essequibo Coast,
and hal, attraictcd thouzsnd: of
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,cribc, ., fi'.t: a' the bi-gey t PPP

doms of the people,..but there
is one thing that stands out as a
glowing achievement, something
that often in our anxiety to reel
off facts and figures which tes-
tify to our progress, we
forget....Comrades, I am speak-
inm of the restoration of dienitv
.ai d hi.'pe ti' 1 ul ...111n 11, :jnd
-.ur people hle dicl.red
NO:iRng h lha l'nr\ people

tion of a peaceful and harmoni-
ous multi-ethnic society.
He challenged other politi-
cal parties to match the spread
of the PPP, which he said has
solid representation and support
from every region in Guyana.
The president was also adamant
thot tho DDPD rmn ti thl eml,7

might want to ask why he a t e remains e
singled out the restoration of truly national party in Guyana.
He also accused the oppo-
hope and dignity as probably sition PNC/R of being busy 're-
the PPP's greatest achievement, writing history at the moment"
Mr. Jagdeo argued that for one and"trying h to make their vim -
to understand why, they should an "trngptotma their vi
to understand why, r they should lains of the past, heroes today".
read, among other things, the re- He said the opposition con-
port of the Fact-Finding Mis- He said the opposition con
port fthe F M tinues to be baseless in its accu-

cil of
send to
Guyana in
A section
of that report
stated: "The
most striking
impression of
Guyana was
not made by
the economic
or political
situation but
by the mood Mrs. Janet Jagan addressing the forum
of the yesterday
people. be
people. sations that the PPP discrimi-
There is a powerful and ates against Afro-Guyanese,
pervading sense of hopelessness that it is cout and linked t
and sadness. Hopelessness in
drug dealers. But they "cry foul,
terms of the apparent intrac- they complain, they moan, they
table nature of the economic and they complin, they moan, they
political crisis... say we are not looking to the fu-
sito de- ture," when the PPP talk about
The President alluded to de- G
mcrahe reiedontm peehad- the past, the President charged.
mocracy, freedom of speeWell comrades, we are not
expression, an independent ju- stuck i the past, we are busy
diciary, less people living in, trying to shape the future of
poverty, more people working Guyana by our policies and
and better social conditions,
a m programmes," he said,, adding
among many other notable
a vments nGyae oday that "we must vigorously defend
achievements in Guyana today. ourselves, and i doing so we
..a y w a p ourselves, and in doing so we
more smiles on the faces of our must go back to the past for
e mles o the faes analytical purposes as well as
people because we have re- educate our children."
stored hope for a brighter fu- He also outlined the many
ture," he declared tothunderous challenges that the party, the
applause from the gathering that Government and Guyana as a
crammed into the large hall- whole will have to face in the
space, and overspilling on to the future on the local, regional
corridors of the educational fa- future on the local, region
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'Remain true to sacred ...

(From page two)

selves by what they are against;
they seek to hide the bankruptcy
of their ideas and their politics
by always blaming others and
looking for excuses...However,
we in the PPP define ourselves
by what we are for, we define
ourselves by our vision for a
better Guyana. We are a party
of equality for all, a party of
principles, a party of deep and
enduring democratic roots. We
are a party that understands that
building a secure, socially just,
prosperous and democratic na-
tion requires vision, determina-
tion and above all sheer hard
In this regard, he said that
the PPP's track record speaks
.for itself.
"It was our party, the PPP
that led the introduction of one
of the most modern constitu-
tions in the world where the hu-
man and other rights are en-
shrined in the laws; it is our
party that restored democracy
in this nation (and) it is our
party that is responsible for the
total transformation of this
country" he told the gathering.
He noted that although
much has been achieved by the
party and Government, much
more remains to be done.
He also said that in-order to
achieve the vision of equality
and progress for all, members
must ensure that they resist the
temptation to be satisfied with
the progress to date.
"We have achieved much,
but there is much yet to do. Part
of the party's genius is its abil-
ity to recognize the need to
maintain our principles, equal-
ity and respect for our fellow
Guyanese while at the same
time ensuring that the principles
are not mere slogans but action-
able through policies that are rel-
evant in the modem world."
"It is this practical ap-
proach to realising our vision
that will guide the policies of
the next PPP/Civic administra-
tion when we win (the upcom-
ing general elections) in 2006,"

the Guyanese Head of State
President Jagdeo also confi-
dently declared that after vic-
tory at the 2006 polls, the PPP/
C administration will continue
to manage the
economy ver
He said the
government will
also continue with
the massive in-
vestments taking
place in the pub-
lic services, and
there will be indi-
vidual and
aimed at taking
the education.
health, housing.
water, and agricul-
tural sectors fur- r(.
their down the
road of develop- P
ment and upward
President Jagdeo also ex-
horted party members to equip
themselves with the relevant in-
formation and knowledge to de-
fend the party and Government
against those who are attempt-
ing to tarnish its image and sow
He stressed to the congress
that "we will never be able to
please everyone, especially if
their motive is political, and we
should never try to do so, but
we must know the truth and we
must rebut those distortions for
the sake of the ordinary
Guyanese who may have fallen
prey to this propaganda".
"We must show that ours is
the most modern vision for the
development of Guyana ard its
people and that they can com-
pare it with any vision that is
on the table by any other po-
litical party in Guyana," pos-

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ited the President.
He added that the PPP
plans are ambitious but realis-
He also implored those at
the congress to always be in the
forefront of positive changes in

their communities and their ac-
tions at all times must
encourage people of other races
and religions and every
Guyanese to be a part of "the
PPP family" because the PPP is
a family.

In an equally stirring pre-
sentation earlier in the opening
-seremony,PEPPjGeneral Secre-
tary, Mr. Donald Ramotar
Ramotar said the 28th congress
is historic for a number of rea-
sons, among those being the ad-
aptation of a new programme
for the PPP. According to him,
the last party programme was
established since the late 1970s
during the height of the PNC
dictatorship in Guyana.
Ramotar said this new
programme will serve to guide
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Ramotar also accused the
PNC of "whipping up racism"
and driving a constant wedge in
the unity of the Guyanese
people, all aimedat that party's
selfish quest to regain political
power by whatever means pos-
Ramotar urged members to
remain true to the ideals of the
party, to make life better for ev-
ery Guyanese regardless of race
or religion, which were enunci-
ated at its inception.
Co-Founder and current
Leader of the PPP and former
Executive President of Guyana,
Mrs. Janet Jagan also ad-
dressed yesterday's opening
Mrs. Jagan recalled her
favourite campaign-ground (the
Essequibo Coast) where she
was twice given standing ova-
tions as she made her way to
and from the podium yesterday
The widow of the founder
and late President of Guyana,
Dr. Cheddi Jagan reminisced on
the first ever congress of the
PPP which was held 54 years
ago on March 31-April 1,
Among the agenda items at
that congress were 'Constitu-
tional Problems and Economic

reviews' by Dr. Cheddi Jagan;
Organisational Problems by
Ashton Chase; International
Situation by Rudy Luck; the
Role of Farmers in Politics by
Sydney King and Ratification of
Party Constitution and Nomi-
nation of office bearers and
General Council.
Mrs. Jagan also recalled the
tireless struggles by the PPP
over the years in the fight for
workers rights and the rights of
all Guyanese.
The opening session was
chaired by PPP member Dr.
Bheri Ramsarran who acknowl-
edged that the large numbers at
the Congress opening yesterday
send an unequivocal message to
this country that the PPP re-
mains strong and united as a
political party.
There were also greetings
read by representatives from the
PPP's overseas groups, espe-
cially those from the United
Kingdom, United States and
Canada all of whom pledged
to maintain their tremendous
contribution and unequivocal
support to the party and the
PPP/C Government.
The atmosphere yester-
day at the Congress was very
upbeat among the scores of
party groups and other
organizations across the coun-
try that were represented at
the event. Elections of mem-
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 31, 2005

Editorial )


THE CONGRESS of any serious political party or
organisation is always a time for serious reflections.
Unless it wishes to engage in self-adulation, it would
take time to discuss mistakes and deficiencies of the past
that should be avoided as it charts new and relevant
policies and programmes for the current and future.
It is our understanding that this is the prevailing
concept and attitude of the primary planners for this
weekend's 28th Triennial Congress of the governing
People's Progressive Party (PPP) which started at Anna
Regina on the Essequibo Coast yesterday.
Perhaps the most important features of the current
congress, which concludes today, would be the report
of the General Secretary, Donald Ramotar, and elections
for a new 35-member Central Committee, the party's
major decision-making body.
What makes this 28th Congress in the 55-year history
of the PPP even more significant than the one of 2002,

is that it is taking place within eight months of scheduled
national elections and in a more challenging regional
and international environment. This places greater
emphasis on quality of leadership for good governance
and economic advancement.
Since its last congress, some minor cracks have
emerged within the ranks of the party, with one Central
Committee member having to be expelled, and now
engaged in marketing an "alliance" for the 2006
elections; while another, displaying political astuteness,
has opted not to seek re-election to the Central
Committee for the next three years.
In the life of one of the oldest and most experienced
parties of the English-speaking Caribbean, which has
survived 28 years in the wilderness of opposition politics
to again assume the reins of democratic governance after
years of social decay and economic bankruptcy, such
"cracks", as they are, would hardly have any impact of
Particularly, as "reconciliation" with a few dissenters
with long record of service to the party and country would
be,- as we understand it, part of the post-congress
initiatives to be pursued.
Along with the promise of reconciliation, new
approaches for the promotion of national dialogue and
expanded inclusiveness in governance would also be
important features resulting from deliberations on the
congress main working document to be presented by the
party's General Secretary.
SThe last such working document, with guidelines
underpinning the philosophy and programmes of the

PPP, belonged to the 1970s and, naturally, is obsolete
for the present situation and the challenges ahead.
In some respects, there would be more than shedding
of the proverbial "ideological cobwebs", without violating
fundamental principles of integrity long fostered under
the party's founding leader and national icon, the late
President Cheddi Jagan.
Overwhelming, if not unanimous adoption by the
estimated 700 delegates of a "new programme" for the
party to address the problems and challenges of this first
decade of the 21st century and beyond, "is of vital
importance", according to General Secretary Ramotar.
We look forward to learning of some of the new
features and. emphases beyond the "declarations" to
emerge from this. 28th Congress of the governing party.

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Sunday Editor: Michelle Nurse
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The Georgetown-Bridgetown journey

THE VERY large batch of Guyanese,
about 35, hastily sent back home
recently by the Barbados immigration
authority, has once again forced into media
headlines a most unfortunate, recurring
problem that is counter-productive to good
relations between two member states of our
Caribbean Community.

The current scenario
involving Barbados and
Guyana makes a mockery of
promised 'hassle-free' travel
within our Community,
where, apart from CARICOM
nationals facing difficulties
with immigration officers,

Mr. Owen Arthur

they have to cope with a
variety of immigration forms,
currencies and exchange
Controversial views of
Guyanese arrivals in Barbados
would include emotional
expressions on local 'talk radio'
that too often betray some of
the worse forms of social
prejudices about nationals from
Guyana. including those
working in the construction and
agric~ltutalsectors legally or
, Nevet mind, of course. the

flow of Barbadians to the
Guyanese capital to take
advantage of competitive
shopping for goods for
reasonable profits back in
To the unflattering views on
'talk radio' programmes about
Guyanese, must now be added
the very surprising statement
last week by the President of
the Guyana Bar Association,
Joseph Harmon, that Barbados
was denying Guyanese "basic
human rights" by debarring
them entry into Barbados.
The wrong impression
conveyed is that this may
be the result of state policy,
when, in fact there is NO such
policy. Harmon is, nevertheless,
right in his argument that on a
comparative basis, the extent of
the problem Guyanese face on
their arrival at Grantley Adams
International Airport is way
above any of the other
CARICOM destinations to
which Guyanese frequently'
At the same time, a
Guyanese lawyer and social
commentator who resides in
Barbados, Rahim Bacchus, has
called for the introduction of a
visa system for Guyana
nationals travelling to Barbados.
How this will work, is yet to
be properly explained.
Faced with his own, though
more complex and pressing
problem of Haitians legally
drivingg in Dominica and then

disappearing in a scam scheme,
with negative impact for
neighboring islands like
Antigua and Barbuda and St.
Maarten, Prime Minister
Roosevelt Skerritt has also
signalled that his government
may have to introduce a visa
system for Haitians.

Question is, while as
sovereign states of CARICOM,
every member has the right to
introduce and implement
immigration and other policies in
their national interest, what are
the implications for the free
movement of people -initially
for skilled nationals to live and
work as being vigorously

Mr. Rudy Insanally

advocated by ALL Community
A visa system could itself
prove quite discriminatory and
it is doubtful as a solution to the
current problem of recurring
humiliating treatment some
Guyanese experience on arrival
in Barbados.
Up to just over a year ago,
it was also a recurring problem
that evoked sharp criticisms
from the Vincentian government
in respect of treatment of their
;na ionals' .at' ing in Barbado.';
In ihe ca.,. of die apparent
v ..h eniniii problem foir

Guyanese arrivals at Grantley
Adams International, both the
Barbados and Guyana
governments may have to
replace angry or pious
statements with hard work to
deal with the problem at their
respective international airports.
This could save innocent and
well-meaning Guyanese
travellers to Barbados
tremendous financial losses and
the discomfort and indignity
they have to suffer.
At the time of writing, I
was informed that the Foreign
Ministers of both Barbados
(Billie Miller) and Guyana
(Rudy Insanally) are in
communication on the
controversy that has arisen with
the latest batch of Guyanese
visitors deported from Grantley
Adams International.
We await the outcome of
such conversations and what
they could mean for correcting
a disgusting practice of
Caribbean people having to
often learn about the constant
sending back of 'unwanted'
CARICOM nationals by one
member state or another, with
the Guyana-Barbados problem
being, comparatively, of a mega
I know that the Prime
Minister of Barbados, Owen
Arthur, has himself spoken out
against reports of discrimination
and hostile treatment to
Guyanese visitors and workers.
He has been insistent in
advocating attitudinal changes.

The trouble is that outside
of the few defaulting Guyanese,
those in the habit of engaging in
misinformation, a great many of
their country folks continue to
be wrongfully judged and
treated, at times quite
discourteously, by' 'some
immigration officers who. in
turn. do tlieii o'\, ciulleague'. a

disservice by displaying
uncaring attitudes.
It is quite relevant for
citizens of CARICOM, now 32
years in existence, to be
concerned about the continuing
squabbles among some of our
Community partners,- over
arrivals of Community
nationals, despite all the official
talk about "free movement of
people" and "one Caribbean
people", one Community".
The Communique issued at
the conclusion of the 26th
CARICOM Summit that took
place earlier this month in St.
Lucia, repeated basically
traditional assurances of efforts
being made to expedite free
movement of "skilled
CARICOM nationals" and for
the introduction, hopefully by
2006, of a new passport format,

common to all member states
that easily identifies the holder
of such a document as a
CARICOM national.
In practical terms, the common
passport format is of symbolic
value. Nevertheless, after our long
history of colonialism and faced as
we are with enormous political
economic and cultural challenges in
this age ofglobalisation, symbolism
could be useful in building
Caribbean consciousness as we
methodically move towards the
realisation of something
approximating the European Union.
Haiti is known to be a so-
called 'special case' in
CARICOM, and is treated as
such whether it is foreign
policy, health and education or
economic issues. But any
question of intgo,diucinga, .visa
system for..Hajtian s,~rj iving in
Dominica,- as, bi.n.ted by- an

evidently frustrated Prime
Minister Skerrit, because his
country is apparently being
used for a migration scam, has
serious implications also for
other Community states.
In the absence of any
serious attempt to have as
much commonality as
practicable in the operations
of our immigration services,
with immigration officers
trained and oriented to treat
nationals of the Community.
as the "extended family" we
are supposed to be
cultivating, then citizens
from one member state would
keep running into problems in
others, as happening to
Haitians in Dominica and
Antigua and Barbuda; and
Guyanese in Barbados.
The truth is, there is no

commonality in format of even
the immigration cards issued by
CARICOM countries for
arrivals and departures. Some
forms are quite straight-
forward, others can be
burdensome, particularly those
being used by Trinidad and
Rather than become
overwhelmed by today's
immigration problems at
some ports of entry for
Community nationals, our
governments should come
forward with more practical
ways to inspire confidence in
their expressed commitment
to building a people-focused
CARICOM where a coming
single market and economy
(CSME) could indeed prove a
f'lived reality" for the people
in .-whhse ..names., :these
administrations speak.- ;. :





ci enmpl. ', rd next to the
S Cirinihuln Lodge in Henry
Sircet. rclIded the pen gun
then shot himself in the head."
GUYANA doesn't really need What miracle of miracles! A
those foreign preachers or so- dead man armed with a knife
called miracle workers who running, reloading a gun and
regularly travel here shooting himself in the head!
promising to lay hands and For a while, I couldn't
make the lame walk, the understand why the BBC, CNN
blind see and other such and other major news networks
wonders to perform. did not pick up the amazing
We've got our own miracle story and plaster it with their
workers who put the foreign other headlines. But then I
breed to shame when it comes figured they were probably too
to miracles, busy with stories about tracking
Remember the 1995 film, down the London bombers and
'Dead Man Walking', starring the Americans going back into
Susan SarandonandSeanPenn? .space to bother about such
It won an Oscar and the title is miracles in poor Guyana.
a slang term prison guards use The Chronicle is not
when escorting Death Row singular in having such miracle
prisoners from their cells to the workers in its fold; reporters in
execution chambers. other media have also uncovered i
Well, our miracle walkers similar miracles and produced
have gone several steps further stories about the deceased1/
and they have got a lot of dead defying death and very much
men walking here. walking in the land of the living.,.
The Guyana Chronicle on I had thought, though, that we.
Wednesday, in a page three at the Chronicle had exorcised
story headlined 'Man shoots such jumbie stories from our
himself in murder/suicide (sic) pages, so I was more than a
bid', reported "(a witness) said little astonished when I saw the
the dead man, who was also miraculous dead man running
armed with a knife, ran into a story in the newspaper on

An equally astonished
reader had earlier this year
written me complaining bitterly
about a story we had published
about a dead man indulging in
some amazing feats in the land
of the living. I checked it out
and discovered that the story
really was about someone who
had been killed and witnesses
were saying what they had seen
him doing before his demise.
In a style common among
untrained and inexperienced
reporters, the story said the
deceased had been seen doing
this and that giving the
impression that he was doing
what he was doing after he died,
when what the reporter really
meant to convey was that he
was seen doing these things
before he was killed. See what I
As a result, I had directed
that a close watch be kept
against these dead men walking
stories slipping in like ghosts
into the newspaper, so you
could imagine my utter surprise
when I came across that dead
man running story on
Wednesday. And a dead man
carrying a knife and shooting at



1831 -
By Citizen Kampta Karran

(continuedfrom lastweek)

WITH the end of slavery, the
Amerindians retreated into
the interior and the colonial
masters saw their role
towards the Amerindians as
one of paternalism,
proselytisation and neglect.
As a result, the Amerindians
were able to retain aspects of
their culture and language.
Today, they are identifiable
as a people so that they can
continue to claim the land
which their fore-parents had
occupied before the
Europeans arrived and which
they continue to occupy.
The end of slavery saw the
search for new sources of cheap
and manageable labour. African
and white contract labourers
were introduced but these
proved inadequate. The African
contract labourers were
recruited from other West
Indian colonies especially
Barbados, from USA and also
from Sierra Leone in West
On May 3, 1835, after a
78-day voyage via London, the
SLouisa Baillie brought the first
'batch of 40 Madeiran labourers
to Guiana [Menezes 1986: 5].
Unlike the African slaves who
were brought by force, the
Madeiran emigrants came in
search of new opportunities.
The'Madeirans were:racialised
as-Portuguese invoking their
European,-anoea&tr.-y yet-.the

mainly British white planter
administrative classes n(
treated them with the s;
respect and recognition
they would treat a citizen]
Portugal. The Portuguese
Madeira for several reas
which included polit
instability, econo
uncertainty, famine
ecological discomfort. Aga
this backdrop, the Madeil
were willing to disobey
advice of their local clerg
they felt "the winged imp
to disimprison (themselves
search of lands where life wi
be less harsh" [see Mene
ibid.: 8].
The numerous rev(
during slavery and
demands made by the ne
freed Africans emphasis
the disproportion in numl
between the African
white populations. To cor
this imbalance a fair nunm
of white people w
recruited. These inclu
English ploughmen, Ir
Scottish, German
Maltese labourers.
The largest number
whites came from Made
Between 1841 and 18
30,645 Portuguese fi
Madeira, the Azores, the C
Verde Islands and Brazil arr
in Guiana. Probably, one te
of the 120,000 citizens fi
Madeira migrated to Gui
Although they were plague
"a strange climate, strange i
and strange disease' [Web
cited in Menezes .1986: 9}


proved to be excellent workers.
"The agricultural capability of
the Madeiran peasants could
and hardly be questioned. He was
ever born and bred in a small
ame mountainous island where every
that square inch of soil was
n of precious" [Menezes 1986: 9].
left It would appear that less
sons than thirty years after their
ical arrival, most of the Portuguese
mic abandoned their capacity for
and physical labour in favour of the
inst pursuit of business which was
rans another capability they
the inherited from their ancestors.
y as Menezes tells us: 'The
ulse Madeirans had inherited the
s) in flair for trade from their
would Portuguese ancestors iwho were
ezes ma ters in the field since the
13th and the 14th centuries'
olts ibidd: 11]. They were
the encouraged in their endeavours
wly and their numbers helped to
ised increase the population of white
bers people living in Guiana at that
and time. However, the labour
rect problem remained unsolved.
aber As a survival strategy the
vere planters brought indentured
ded servants from India to
ish, complement and supplement
and Portuguese contract labour.
Two ships, Hesperus and
Sof Withby, brought the first
ira. batch of 396 souls on 5th May
382, 1838. When the system ended
rom in 1917 about 238,909 [see
:ape Table I] Indian indentured
ived labourers would have arrived
enth in British Guiana to work on
rom the sugar plantations. They
ana. were recruited mainly (85.6
d by per cent) from Eastern Uttar
food Pradesh and Western Bihar
the~ -. (Please turn 'to page'-lO)-'

I wonder if the newspaper
will get any credit, and some of
the big money, if a smart
Hollywood producer comes
across that dead man running
story and churns out a hit
movie from it?
In the meantime, it looks
like if I would have to see about
employing a ghost buster when
I get back to work after my
current vacation.
I wouldn't want to be
haunted by dead men running
around the place, especially
those with knives and guns -
we've got enough of the living
doing that to have to worry
about dead men coming after us
too. So if you know about any
goodjumbie catchers looking for
work, ask them to contact me,
please. Advise them to send in
proper applications and CVs
with at least two good references
from living persons.
Apart from these weird
dead men walking stories, we've
also got to watch out for some
equally baffling terms that tend
to creep in and overtake the
Like that word -
rehabilitate. How many times
have you riot read or heard about
the government or a donor
allocating funds to rehabilitate a
road, school, hospital, sea
defence or other infrastructure?
Well, I want to scream
every time I read or hear about
the rehabilitation of a road or
school or some such structure.
I see the term and I can't help
recalling one of my journalism
lecturers getting really red in the
face stressing to us that only
drug addicts and people with
physical disabilities undergo
rehabilitation and that streets,
schools, hospitals are fixed,
repaired, restored, renovated
and not rehabilitated.
I saw an item on page one
of the Stabroek News on
Thursday about a "$592M
contract for the rehabilitation of

:*t., :

roads and Rose Hall and
Corriverton in Berbice" and 1
couldn't avoid trying to inagine
those roads undergoing
physiotherapy exercises and
counselling sessions to get back
into shape.
Regrettably, reporters are
too easily mesmerised by the
convoluting terms that
technocrats come up with which
only the technocrats can
understand, and they too glibly
foist these on their readers,
listeners and viewers.
Does anybody really
understand what a Social Impact
Amelioration Programme
(SIMAP) mean, or an Enhanced
Structural Adjustment
Programme? Apart from those
who coin these terms, I mean?
(SIMAP, by the way, is meant
to help poor people, and
enhanced structural programmes
which the International
Monetary Fund and World
Bank draw up are supposed to
help poor countries.)
And then there's facilitate
which the dictionary says is to
make easy, promote, help
forward. That Stabroek News
story I referred to earlier said
another contract "will also
facilitate the construction of a
new police station..." and
another "will go to the Guyana"
Water Incorporated (GWI) to
facilitate the supply of service
connections." I wonder who will
be the facilitators for these
Almost as bewildering are
the bulletins the Government
Information Agency (GINA)
sometimes puts out like the
one the Chronicle chose to use
as its page one lead story on

Wednesday headlined 'Guyana
signs US$3.8M aid agreement
with China'.
I read the item and am yet
to know what the aid agreement
is about and who signed what.
Maybe the agreements were
drawn up in Chinese and the
translators at GINA had a hard
time deciphering the details,
who knows?
Or the other GINA
bulletin the Chronicle opted
to use as its page one lead
story on Thursday 'US
$10M loan being negotiated
for re-surfacing (sic) Black
Bush Polder road'.
GINA informed readers that
"Government is currently
negotiating (sic) a US $10M
loan with the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to
fund the re-construction (sic) of
the Black Bush Polder road,
Region Six (East Berbice/
Corentyne). The road would be
resurfaced with an asphalt
Now, will the road be
resurfaced or reconstructed?
(Please don't tell me it will be
While you are trying to
figure that little mystery out,
I'll be looking around to see
if I can facilitate contracts to
hire a ghost buster to trap
those dead men walking, a
physiotherapist and
counsellor to get the real
story when next officials
decide to 'rehabilitate' a
school or sea wall, and a
well-versed translator to help
decipher the baffling spiel
that so often come our way.

7/30/2005, 7:53 PM

DEANuffiffilk Mut Nfi ms m

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 31, 2005


HE libel suit by the President of
Guyana against the Stabroek News
and its contributor/ opposition
political talk show host Christopher Ram
has sparked a limited public debate on the
issue of freedom of expression in Guyana.
Given my limited (very limited) legal
knowledge, I would allow the lawyers and
constitutional experts to flesh out the legal
dimensions of this discourse.

However, since the President
and his government have
been subjected to a concerted
campaign of
misrepresentation and
distortions in sections of the
media, there is need for
perspectives other than legal.
The President's libel action
is clearly in defense of media
freedom in our country. The
President, as it is known, could
be less than bothered by the
daily vicious attacks against him
by the known group of
opposition elements who
themselves aspire for his office.
I am sure he finds great comfort
in the fact that they do not
reflect the views and positive
responses he gets from the
overwhelming majority of
Guyanese in Linden, Rupununi,
Moruca, Essequibo Coast,
Bartica, Sophia, South
Georgetown or any other part
of the country. This growing
positive feedback to the
President and his government's
policies does create panic in the

opposition camp, forcing their
mouth pieces in the media to
indulge in libel and slander.
Regarding the libel action
by the President, many have
welcomed this. In fact, more
aggrieved parties, many of
whom are not government
officials, are moving to the Court
to seek justice and stop the
abuse of this freedom. Th6se
who consider libel suits a threat
to media freedom are not au fait
with the laws of Guyana and
other well-established
democracies such as the US and
India. These fears are noted, but
seriously misplaced.
The constitution, while it
protects free speech, does not
give anyone the license to cause
injury, defame or affect the
rights and freedoms of others.
I recall when the public debate
on the infamous Keen Gibson
book was raging there were
comments by various legal
luminaries on the excesses of
freedom of expression. It was
the consensus of most that
while Gibson was entitled to

her opinion she is also not
allowed to spread hate messages.
I am constantly reminded by a
legal mind that the article of the
Constitution governing free
speech has a forfeiture clause
(146-3) "Freedom of expression
in this article does not relate to
hate speeches or other

expressions, in whatever form,
capable of exciting hostility or
ill-will against any person or
class of persons."
There is no doubt that
freedom of expression is an
essential freedom in any

Weekf1 lAyv I'lon
by obet,. rs' d --I

democratic society. One would
recall that it was the PPP/CIVIC
that restored this freedom which

expression as His Excellency
recognizes that a society in
which the said freedom is
denied is a society doomed to
intellectual paralysis. But I urge
that we must not, however,
confuse democracy with
Those who have doubt
about the President's
commitment to media freedom
would recall that it was he who
signed the Latin America press
freedom charter the
Declaration of Chapultepec.
The representatives who came
to Guyana and Mr. deCaires of
Stabroek News would recall that
in the discussions prior to the
signing, all recognized that
media freedom was not a license
to spew hate messages, preach
division and instigate violence
and ill-will. Further the
Declaration states that "no
news medium or journalist may
be punished for publishing the
truth or criticizing or
denouncing the government."
TRUTH is the operative word.
Truth is not a relative term. The
President, in his libel action, is
defending the truth.
The government always
welcomes healthy criticism
and where such criticism is
constructive, always seeks to
effectively interpret same to
benefit Guyana and her

is relied upon these days as if
it were always a part of our
culture. The President has
always and will always continue
to defend and champion
citizens' freedom and rights of

people. One must not
however, under the cover ol
offering an opinion in oul
free society maliciously print
and publish that which is
wholly untrue and cannot be
substantiated. Moreover, it i.
dangerous and a bad example
to allow a minority in oui
society with their own
narrow agenda to blatant)
issue libelous statement.
against members of the
administration or others.
There are times when th(
Government is criticised fo
its robust defence of the facts
and truth. And on the other
hand, when we ignore these
blatant distortions and libel
we are said to be condoning
lawlessness and irresponsible
media practices.
Those interested in this
particular topic would get ,
broader perspective if the
follow the current legal action
taken against a New York
Times journalist for not
disclosing her sources) of
information regarding the leaked
name of a CIA agent.
Whatever the outcome of
the debates and legal
proceedings, there is one
thing for sure: the PPP/C
Government would not do
anything to harm media
freedom. However, this musl
not be misread for an open
invitation to libel, slander
and other forms of abuse and
misuse of the freedoms we
now enjoy and take for

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The PetroCaribe agreement

- It's more about easy financing rather than cheap oil

By Odeen Ishmael

VER since 13 Caribbean
aders joined with President
ugo Chavez in signing the
agreement establishing
etroCaribe, speculation has
prung up in certain quarters
n the Caribbean and Latin
merican as to the objectives
f this new Venezuelan-
ponsored oil trading facility.
whilee some analysts see it as
positive strategy employed
y Chavez to assist his
oorer Caribbean
eighbours, a few others view
t as a "bribe" to win political
support for Venezuela in the
Only Trinidad and Tobago
d Barbados did not sign the
agreement in Puerto la Cruz on
9 June. While the Barbados
minister who headed the
delegation said he had no
authority to do so, Prime
minister Manning of Trinidad
nd Tobago insisted that he
eeded more time to study the
document, and thought that
ARICOM heads should
ointly examine it before any
signing should occur. He also
ationalised that PetroCaribe
would be an export competitor
o Trinidad and Tobago which
Iso has its own growing oil and
as industry.
Interestingly, Guyana's
rime Minister Sam Hinds, at
he summit queried whether by
signing the agreement it would
ind countries to purchase fuel
nd fuel products only from
enezuela, noting at the same
ime that Guyana's current
suppliers were Trinidad and
obago and Suriname. In
response, President Chavez said


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that each country was sovereign
and being a member of
PetroCaribe should not force it
to curtail purchases from other
The agreement itself is not
binding because it is more of a
framework arrangement.
Bilateral discussions are now
necessary between each country
and Venezuela to work out a
definite accord on the amount of
oil, the financing required and
pay-back terms.
In reality, it is a financing
initiative and, considering the
present state of crude oil prices,
citizens of the signatory
countries should not expect
cheaper fuel. Nevertheless, it
allows the member-countries to
deal with their balance of
payment problems, and this
may have a positive effect on
their overall economies.
The initiative proposes a
fixed percentage of credit that
can be accessed based on oil
prices. If fuel prices reach a
particular dollar level then the
member countries can benefit
from a soft loan. For example,
if the price is US$30 per barrel,
a 25 per cent credit line may be
obtained; at US$40 per barrel,
it will be 30 per cent; and at
US$50 it moves to 40 per cent.
If the price reaches US$100 per
barrel, 50 per cent will go back
as a loan for the country over a
specified period.
The PetroCaribe pact
supersedes the Caracas Energy
Accord which Guyana -
originally kept out joined in
December 2001. Guyana
already began negotiations last.
year with Venezuela on that
Accord, and it is expected that
this will pick up pace under
PetroCaribe which offers better
financing terms.
As is widely known,
Guyana's acquisition of new
loans is affected by conditions
set by the World Bank and the
IMF under the Highly Indebted
Poor Countries (HIPC)
initiative. These conditions
stipulate that any new financing
arrangements must have at least
a 35 per cent grant element. The
PetroCaribe financing at one per
cent interest with a maturity

period of 20 years implies a
grant element of roughly 42 per
cent. Thus, such terms meet the
conditions imposed by the
World Bank and IMF, and
Guyana can move forward to
access the financing when the
negotiations are completed.
Unlike the Bahamas,


President Hugo Chavez
Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad
and Tobago, the other
CARICOM states do not
possess refining infrastructure.
According to Venezuelan
Energy Minster Rafael Ramierez
who gave a post-summit media
briefing, these non-refining
states rely on "middle men"
who sell them petroleum at
US$6 to US$8 (per barrel) above
cost. Under the financing
scheme and other arrangements
proposed, in the PetroCaribe
agreement, the middle men
would be cut out and petroleum

initiative were made by Prime
Ministers Ralph Gonsalves of
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
and Percival Patterson on
Jamaica. President Fidel Castro,
in a vintage off-the-cuff
presentation, urged solidarity
for the Venezuelan government
and people and talked about the
current wastage of energy
resources practised by

The problem of storage of
PetroCaribe petroleum in
some CARICOM states was
raised, since doubts were
expressed that the facilities
owned by the oil companies
(like Shell and Texaco) could
be used for this purpose.
Chavez announced that a
number of unused large

(Please turn to page 20)

costs would be reduced by
$1.50 per barrel.
When the arrangement is
finally implemented, Ramiercz
said the state-run Petroleos de
Venezuela (PDVSA) would
send about 34,000 barrels per
day (bpd) to Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and
Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and
Suriname. Of this amount,
Guyana is listed to receive
10,000 barrels. No figures were
given for Belize and the
Bahamas. Haiti was not invited
because Venezuela broke
diplomatic relations with that
country after President Aristide
was removed from office.
Venezuela will also ship
98,000 bpd to Cuba, 50,000
bpd to the Dominican Republic
and 14,000 bpd to Jamaica, even
though Jamaica may ask for
more. Separate agreements were
signed in Puerto la Cruz
between Venezuela and each of
these three countries for the
improvement and expansion of
their oil refining capacity.
During the summit discussions,
Chavez suggested that Cuba
and the Dominican Republic
could become refining centres to
supply fuel and fuel products
to CARICOM states to the
Overall, discussions in
Puerto la Cruz were very open
and amicable. Major statements
of support for the Venezuelan

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Job specifications (qualification requirements and duties) for
these vacancies can be uplifted from the Office of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent and
Vlissengen Roads, Georgetown. Applications should be
submitted to the same Office not later than August 19, 2005.
Government ads can be viewed on http://www.gina.gov.gy



1 19643 Kampta Persaud Welding 18 Hydronie Parika East Bank Essequibo.

2 27368 H.S. Nauth 61 Zeeburg School Street West Coast Demerara.

3 21815 Atlas Construction 57 Tuschen Scheme East Bank Essequibo.

4 24979 Sheraton Cohstruction 5 E Meten-meer-zorg West Coast Demerara

5 20752 Habibodeen Gas Station Ruby Highway East Bank Essequibo

6 24978 Himmat Bhola Lot 5 Unity East Bank Essequibo

7 23591 Julia Stevens Anita's Fast Food Parika Junction East Bank Essequibo

8 26715 City Island Disco Restaurant & Taxi Service 14 Bushy Park Parika, East Bank Essequibo.

9 27394 Wealthy Powerful Restaurant 174 Parika East Bank Essequibo.

10 22625 Inderpaul Mana 172 Zeelugt Public Road East Bank Essequibo.

11 26794 Universal Academy 278 Reserve Road Parika East Bank Essequibo.

1216719 Nandnarine Cornelia Ida West Coast Demerara.

13 08528 Abdool Samad Gas Station 1 Anna Catherina West Coast Demerara.

14 22900 Naylon Newland Den Amstel West Coast Demerara.

15 24554 Jairaj Narine 12 Hague Front West Coast Demerara.

16 24102 Tyron Bacchus Parika Market Centre Anna Catherina West Coast Demerara

172049 T.K.B.& Sons 9 Anna Catherina West Coast Demerara

18 22627 Kamrool Z. Ali 4 A Cornelia Ida West Coast Demerara

7/30/2005, 6:41 PM

Hydrological Technician 1
Meteorological Technician 1
Clerk 11 (General)
Accounts Clerk 11
Typist/Clerk 1
Senior Office Assistant
Office Assistant

Government of Guyana
Ministry of Agriculture

Applications are invited for the following vacant posts in the
Ministry of Agriculture:

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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 31, 2005

(From page seven)
in North India. They
embarked from Calcutta. A
small percentage (between
4.4 and 6.3 percent) was
recruited from South India.
These were primarily Tamils
and they embarked at
Madras. The majority of
those who left India for
British Guiana would have
had some experience in
agriculture [see Seecharan
1997: 10] and this no doubt
assisted their adaptation to
plantation labour. They were
often d .described as
indispensable to the success
of the plantation system.
Unlike thte Portuguese and
later he Chinese, they
.stayed dose to the plantation
through out the period under
The race relations
environment saw the
introduction of indentured
servants from India. They were
racialiged as East Indians or
Indians Again, regional, caste,
language, religion and other
indicators of difference were
ignored. Their importation was
justified on the grounds that
they were brought to undertake
the fieldwork the Africans
would not do after
The Indians were in a sense
pushed out of their country of
origin by plague, hunger,

drought, indebtedness to
landlords, brutality and of
course the duplicity of the
recruiters [see Seecharan 1997:
17-27]. Their emigration was
made possible, more
importantly perhaps, not by
their personal migration project
but by the structure of the
British Empire. India was a
British colony with a supply of
surplus labour. British Guiana,
another colony, needed cheap
and reliable labour. The solution
was simply to, shift this
commodity to where it could
best serve the colonial
In 1853, the first batch of
Chinese indentured servants
arrived in British Guiana.
According to Fried,[1956: 57-
58], 13,533 Chinese immigrants
arrived by 1880 but it was in
1866 that their highest number
of about 10,000 was recorded.
By 1910, their number was
reduced to approximately 2,118.
This decline in their population
testifies to their suffering in
plantation Guiana.
Margery Kirkpatrick
approvingly quoted Clementi's
observation of the Chinese
immigrants who left Hong Kong
on board the Whirlwind in
December 1857. She reminded
us that upon their arrival:
'All the immigrants
.possessed trunks well filled
with many comforts and Mr.
Crosby (the Immigration Agent)

reported them to be 'a fine
body of people and apparently
of a much superior class of
persons to any of those who
have been hitherto introduced
into the colony' [Kirkpatrick
1993: xvi].
Hong Kong was then a
colony of Britain. Thus the
recruitment could be seen as
another example of shifting a
commodity, in this case labour,
from one part of the Empire
where a surplus existed td
another part where it was
needed. The Chinese came in
search of new opportunities and
also to escape political
: Apart from their vices of
stealing, gambling and th'e
consumption of intoxicants, the
Chinese were seen as
appropriately suited to the'
plantation economy as workers
and as consumers. Webber
[931] noted: "It was admitted
at as agricultural labourers the
dhinese ranked higher than the
Indian immigrants, and that, to
the state were more valuable,
their value as consumers being
greater, while they were
iardier." Interestingly, although
the Chinese were seen as better
agricultural workers than the
Indians, most of them did not
remain with the sugar industry
upon the end of their
tndentureship. They moved
away from the plantation.
In 1865, with the help of

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Tel: 225-2676, 227-7104 e-mail: habitaf@guyana.net.gy

Technical Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity is an exciting, fast growing,; nonTprofit Christian low cost
housing ministry operating in one hundred countries worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity Guyana (HFHG), invites application from suitably
qualified persons to fill the vacancy of Technical Coordinator.

The Job Summary: To develop construction policies for Habitat's house
building program nationally and to assist affiliate staff and local committees with
programmatic support and training.

To be responsible for materials management, quality:control and the national
inspection of all Habitat's construction work.'

To supervise the national construction team.

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with donors, volunteers and supporters ahd delivering pubic presentations.

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Remuneration: Package tailored to reflect experience and qualification.

Detailed Job Description can be uplifted at the above address.

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the Anglican Church, one group
established an exclusive Chinese
settlement called Hopetown up
the Demerara River. They burnt
coal, made shingles and
produced agricultural products
all of which were marketed in
the city and the neighboring
plantations. Premdas' opinion
that 'soil exhaustion and the
scarcity of women' were the
principal reasons why by 1902
Hopetown disappeared as a
Chinese settlement seems to be
a widely held conclusion [see
Premdas 1995: 22; and also
Young 1958: 51-53].
Culturally, they converted to
Anglicanism and established their
own race-based congregations. The
plantation experience did result in
the loss of language and of traditions
and it did lead them to adopt
anglicised names, to wear western
styled clothing and to pursue
English education. Their techniques
of adaptation however, did not
result in a total surrender of their
culture and identity. They retained
enough of their ancestral heritage to
be recognized as a separate racial
group. Fried explained:
"However, there remains a
certain residuum of institutions,
behaviour and values that mark
them, perhaps not as Chinese in
terms of Chinese culture, but as
distinct from people who
surround them. Perhaps the
most important element of
distinction is their self-
recognition as a group and their
action upon this recognition, a
certain withdrawal from the
total society and an explicit
tendency to marry among
themselves. [Fried 1956:'33]
It must also be emphasised
that their physical appearance

would call attention to their
Between 1831 and 1853
the Portuguese, East Indians
and Chinese. were added to
the Amerindians, Europeans
and Africans. These major
racial groups were all now
located on common soil. It
was [is] their collective
presence that has given
Guiana [Guyana]
nonclementure "land of six
races." Obviously, there was
some miscegenation which
gave rise to ; racial
hybridisation. We have seen
that Chinese men sought
African women as spouses.
During the period under
,examination, the Mulattoes
'were the most prominent of
thetat mixed races, Their
(white/Portuguese ancestry
afforded them !certain
opportunities denied to the
majority of Indians and
i Africans. They were educated
Sand became lawyers, doctors,
Civil servants and skilled
workers. By 1905 therefore,
the population was already
.racialised. The Europeans
continued to dominate the
society but the other racial
groups were beginning to
stake their claim to a share
of the national patrimony.
This often led to conflicts.

Having presented a brief
background of the majorraces living
in Guiana during the period under
consideration, an attempt would
now be made to search for and
examine the major racial conflicts
thathad occurred between 1831 and
1905. The people living and

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1. One (1) Leyland Track GCC 17, Triumph Sub Office Compound, East Coast Demerara.

2. One (1) Rosa Bus shell PAA8385 Triumph Stores Compound, East Coast Demerara.

3. One (1) Internationbl Trattor 12375 Bladen Hall Multilateral School, East Coast

4. One (1) Bedford Tnick GAA7193 Triumph Stores Compound, East Coast Demerara.

5. One(1) 390 M. F. Tqactor 1897 Triumph Stores Compound, East Coast Demerara.
6. One (1) Weeks trailer TBB 3231 Bladen Hall Multilateral School, East Coast Demerara.

7. One (1) Grass Cutter Bladed Hall Multilateral School, East Coast Demerara.

8. One (1)6" Portable Water Pump Bladen Hall Multilateral School, East Coast Demerara.

9. One (1) Tractor Gear Box Bladen Hall Multilateral School, East Coast Demerara.

10. One (1) Steel Tank Education Department ,Triumph, East Coast Demerara.

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, Regional Tender Board and dropped in the Tender
Box at Paradise Office. Tenders close on 19-08-2005 at 10:00 hours. Tenderers may be present
at the opening. The obsolete vehicle/machine can be inspected at the various locations between
08:00 and 15:00 hrs on any working day.

The successful tenderer would be informed accordingly and payment must be
made for same within seven days.

Items paid for must be removed from the location not later than 14 days after such
payment is made. Articles not removed within the specified time would attract a 2%
surcharge daily thereafter.

Items not removed would be duly disposed of by the Administration.

* '

writing in nineteenth-century
Guiana recognized that conflict was
a major feature of the relationships
between the members of the
various racial groups. The
administrators would report on
racial conflicts in their
correspondence to the colonial office
in Britain. Other officials like
stipendiary magistrate Henry Kirke
[1898] would, in their journals and
memoirs, record these occasions of
internecine confrontations.
Members of the clergy like H. P.
V. Bronkhurst [1888] and visiting
writers like Anthony Trollope
[1860] would also include these
experiences jn their writings.
Another major source of
information wts the reports of the
various commissions that were set
up to investigate the conditions on
the plantation. The various racial
groups also established their
newspapers and journals which
were used td make their views
publiciand to 'gavanise support for
their cause Te ,white planters had
Colorist, the Portuguese had A
Unian6 Porltgueza and O Voz
Portuguez, )the Africans and
Mulattoes hal .Creole, Watchman
and Workingi Man. At the time of
writing, the vriter found no similar
organ for the indians or Chinese
during the' period under
consideration. However, a few of
the literate Indians were beginning
to enter the public discourse
through -the established
newspapers. Bechu and Joseph
Ruhomon for example made full
use of the information contained
in the pro-planter Argosy in
their pro-Indian campaign [see
Seecharan 1999].
However, it was the
Chronicle that granted
them space to counter-
attack and to place their
views before the eyes of
the reading public.
(to be continued next week)

SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 31, 2005 i

Lethem gets GSM cellular service

THE Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph Company Ltd.
(GT&T) commissioning of its
GSM cellular service at
Lethem on Friday marks a
step towards achieving the
commitment of bridging the
digital divide, Chief
Executive Officer of the

phone company, Major
General Joe Singh (ret'd) Joe
Singh said.
That commitment, he said in
an address at the function at the
Takutu Lodge, Lethem, was
made to the International
Telecommunication Union.
"Companies like.GT&T in

INAUGURAL CALL: GT&T's Chief Executive Officer, Major
General (ret'd) Joe Singh in conversation with President
Bharrat Jagdeo from Lethem Friday. (Pictures by Mike

developing countries have been
challenged to reduce that digital
divide. The digital divide exists,
though, not only between the
richer and poorer countries. It
exists within countries, between
urban and rural or remote

Disruption in

service as

GSM network

gets upgrade
CELLULAR phone users.
especially those on the
GSM network. will
experience a service
disruption on August 2.
for just oter an hour, as
the Guyana Telephone
and Telegraph Company
Ltd (GT&T) conducts a
system upgrade.
A press, release from
GT&T jaid the disruption
will stant at 00 0O hrs
Dunng the upgrade. calls to
dnd from ie GSMN network
\ill be affected.
*The activity is
necessary to execute a
software upgrade as well
as undertake the
associated pre-checks,"
the release stated. and
added that the eorks are
necessary to ensure "that
we continue to provide an
up-to-date service to all."

"Promoting Development & Growth of Micro, Small & Medium Businesses"
A National Development Institution


The Guyana Youth Business Trust has vacancy for a Program
Coordinator to be based at IPED's office at 253 South Road,
Bourda, Georgetown.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and
executing all activities of the Trust.

Candidates for this position should have;

1. A first degree from a recognized University.
2. Candidates must be results oriented with the ability to
effectively manage human and other resources.
3. A willingness and interest in the development of young
4. Must display good communication skills and the ability to
relate with subordinates, superiors and members of the
5. Three years credit experience.
6. Ability to analyze projects.
7. Must be able to effectively relate with representatives of
Local and International Institutions.
8. Must be computer literate.
9. A valid Rider's / Driver's License.

Interested persons can send applications to; \

The Admin. Manager
253 South Road
-. -. . . . . . .

"What we are witnessing
here at Lethem, is a sincere
attempt to reduce the digital
divide within Guyana," the
CEO said.
The new GSM cellular
service guarantees coverage of
about six kilometers, but there
are indications that the service
is provided beyond that range.
The current system has the
capacity for about 1 000 users.
The development, Singh

said, will bring significant
benefits to the area and beyond.
"... the very presence of
the Mayor of Bon Fin tells the
story about the system's cross
border coverage and the obvious
strengthening of the already
strong links which exist between
this part of our country and
"It brings enormous
benefits to the business people,
great opportunities for the

vendors to market Cellink, its
instruments, phone cards and
accessories, and provides easy
communication for the ordinary
resident who merely needs to be
in contact with family friends in
and out of the area," he said.
Among those who spoke
at the function were Vice
Chairman, Lethem Chamber
of Commerce, Mr. Harold
D'Aguiar and Regional
Chairman .Vincent Henrv.

Lethem residents make their choice from the array of GSM phones and accessories
following the commissioning ceremony Friday.

22 Brickdam & Sendall Place, Stabroek, Georgetown
Tel: 226-2215

Tenders are hereby invited from suitably qualified contractors to
undertake and complete the under mentioned Civil
Maintenance/Infrastructure Works:


Valid Income Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates must accompany
these tenders when submitting.

Tender document at a non-refundable cost of $2.000 can be obtained
from Ms. Totlyn Boilers, Assistant Accountant, Teaching Service
Commission, 22 Brickdam and Sendall Place, Stabroek, Georgetown
during normal working hours.

Tenders for the Job must be submitted in a plain sealed envelope
bearing no identity of the tenderer and should clearly indicate on the
top, left-hand corner the job, Resurfacing of Floor. Tenders should
be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of Procurement &
Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance and Deposited in the
Tender Box at Ministry of Finance, Second Floor, no later than
9:00am on August 16, 2005. Tenders will be opened immediately

Tenderers or representative may be present at the opening. The
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration does not
bind itself to accept the lowest tender or any other tender received in
response to this notice.

Francesca Vieira
Teaching Service Commission

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7/30/2005. 6:43 PM


12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE July 31, 2005

First Black British female MP visits Guyana

To table talks on future of sugar

A WARM welcome awaits
Labour Member of
Parliament, Ms. Diane
Abbott, who arrives here
today to discuss the ailing
sugar industry and the
country's state of recovery
from the devastating floods of
earlier in the year among
other pressing matters.
Ms. Abbott, who has the
distinction of being the first
Black woman to be elected to
the British Parliament as
opposed to our own Baroness
Valarie Amos who was hand-
picked by Prime Minister Tony
Blair in 1997, and rates Guyana
as "one of the most interesting
and important parts of the
English-speaking Caribbean", is
quoted by her office as saying
on Wednesday:
"I particularly want to look
at the effect of the cuts in the
sugar price on the Guyanese
sugar industry and [see] what
I can do to help the Guyanese

'She is further quoted as
saying: "I am also concerned
with seeing for myself how
Guyana hasrecovered from the
serious flooding of earlier this
Bor and raised in Britain of
Jamaican stock, Ms. Abbott,
who holds a Master's in
History from Cambridge
University, has a keen interest
in developmental issues on the
whole, as well as matters
pertaining to economics and
Currently Chair of the
British Parliamentary Group
of MPs, which has a
particular interest in the
Caribbean, she caused quite a
stir earlier in the year, both
in Britain and abroad, with
her proclamation that it was
the British school system
that was responsible for the
under-performance amongst
Black males in UK schools,

and that one way of
surmounting this problem
was by recruiting teachers
from the Caribbean.
Her suggestion at the time
was in response to a proposal
from Chairman of the
Commission for Racial Equality,
Mr. Trevor Phillips, who, is
also of Caribbean extract, that
the interest of the students at
reference would be best served
if they were to be educated
separately from their white
A journalist by profession,
Ms, Abbott, who turns 52 in
September, once worked as an
administrative trainee with the
Home Office; as Race Relations
Officer for the National Council
for Civil Liberties; a reporter '
with the breakfast television
company, TV-AM and Thames
Television; Public Relations
Officer with the now-defunct
Greater London Council (GLC),
and Head of Lambeth Council's


Delegation of the European Commission
To Guyana
Is seeking to employ a

PROJECTACCOUNTANT (Temporary Employment).

Nature of the tasks:
Under the overall responsibility of the Head of Delegation and the direct
responsibility of the Head of the Finance & Contracts Sections (HoS), the
Project Accountant will assist the HoS in supervising and managing the
following tasks:

Verification of the budget and invoices related to work plans
Preparation of regular financial statements
Ensuring commitments and disbursements in conformity with the
Financing Agreements and Contracts.
Verification of invoices (eligibility of invoices, beneficiary bank
references, etc.)


Bachelor's Degree (Accounting or otherrelated field)
Minimum of 2 years experience in the follow up of and
monitoring of donor funded projects is preferred.
Good and analytical capacity
Capacity to work in a multi national team, good inter personal
Excellent oral and written communication
Computer literate
Organisational planning and reporting capabilities
Open minded; willingness and capability to learn

Length of Contract:
The successful candidate will be recruited on a temporary basis of three
months, with the possibility of extension for a period nomore than nine

Candidates corresponding to the abovementioned profiles and
experience are invited to submit, by hand or post, their Curriculum Vitae
with passport sized photograph, employers' reference and hand written
letter of interest to the following address:

Delegation of the European Commission
for the attention of the Administrative Assistant
11 Sendall Place, Stabroek, Georgetown
or P.O. Box 10847, Georgetown

Deadline for submission of documents: August 12,2005 at 16:00 hrs.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Press Office.
She was also active in the
Black Sections movement
within the Labour Party and
-in community politics;
including the Organisation of
Women of African and Asian
Descent (OWAAD); the
'Scrap Sus' campaign to ban
police 'stop-and-search'
tactics targeting Black
youths; and was a founding
member of the Black Media
Workers' Organisation.
Active for many years as
well in the trade union
movement, particularly in
relation to race equality issues,
she served for one year as
Britain's first Black female
Equality Officer in the
Association of Cinematograph
Television and Allied
Technicians, as well as an
elected local councillor in the
London Borough of
Westminster for four years,
during which time she was a
member of the Environment,
Grants and Social Services
She now writes regularly
for British newspapers like
the Guardian, The London
Times and the London
Evening Standard, and
currently appears weekly on
a popular BBC1 late-night
television programme which
discusses politics.
She was first elected to the
House of Commons back in
1987, one of four Blacks to have

, qg-

done so at the time, and has
since served on all the major
parliamentary committee,
including the Treasury and
Finance committees.
Throughout the 90s, Ms.
Abbott served on the National
Executive of the Ruling British
Labour Party.

A divorcee, she has one
teenaged son, and is founder
and president of the
organisation 'Black: Women
Mean Business'.
In Parliament, she speaks
on behalf of Hackney'North
and Stoke NeWington.


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tab.le a fr Rie t 1nu

table for the Rice indu

table for the Rice Indu!

1. 1 Dust Extracting Machine
2. 1 Pressing and Strapping Machine with hooples (straps)

Sealed bids marked 'Bid for Dusting Machine & Pressing
and Strapping Machine' must be sent
no later than Friday, August 5, 2005 to:

The Officer-in-Charge
Human Resources / Administration Department
Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47/ 48 Water Street, Georgetown

For further information or viewing please call 226-0718 or 227-8167.

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


Items suit

SUNDAY CHRONICLE-July 31;" 2005 -3

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NBS Chairman Mr. Moen Mc Doom presents the cheque to Ms. Elfrieda Bissember,
Curator of the National Arts Gallery in the presence of the members of the Board of
Castellani House. Fourth from right is former President, Mrs. Janet Jagan.

NBS sponsors

Watercolour Competition
THE New Building Society Limited (NBS) continues to sponsor the biennial National
Watercolour Competition at Castellani House.
A release from Guyenterprise said this will be the fourth such competition organised by the gal-
lery that will run until the end of September. Competition judging and exhibition will be held in Octo-
Chairman of.the NBS, Mr. Moen Me Doom, accompanied by Director/ Secretary Mr. Maurice
Arjoon, presented a cheque in the sum of $500 000 to the Chairman and members of the management
Committee of Castellani House on July 13 last, at the National Gallery, Castellani House.
Sponsorship will fund the production of gold, silver and bronze medals awarded to competition
winners, as well as honoraria of $10 000 to $50 000. Funding will additionally support publicity and
administration of the-competition.
The National Gallery launched bienniial competition in drawing and watercolour in 1996
and 1997 respectively to promote the development and appreciation of the technical skills of
drawings and painting.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position
ofAssistant Company Secretary/Legal Officer at Ogle Estate.


Among other duties, the Assistant Company Secretary/Legal Officer will
be required to:

Prepare execution of Deeds, Agreements and Contracts.
Deal with land matters, including keeping land register
Appear withother Counsel in Court matters involving GuSuCo
Provide legal advice to Head Office and Estate staff.
Liaise with the Corporation's Legal Advisers and Insurers.


Applicants should possess:

The Bachelor of Law Degree and the Legal Education Certificate.


An attractive remuneration package including medical and pension
schemes is offered.

Interested persons possessing the relevant qualifications and experience
should send their applications and CV not later than August 12, 2005 to:

The Human Resources Director
Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
Ogle Estate
East Coast Demerara

L _

Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

Rehabilitation OF CORRIVERTON # 79 MARKET

Date: July 31, 2005
Loan: N: 1021SF-GY
Invitation for Bids NO: 612005 No. 1

1. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank towards the cost of Urban Development Programme. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract for the
Rehabilitation of Corriverton # 79 Market.

2. The Government of the Guyana acting through the Ministry of Local Government and
Regional Development, Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, (hereinafter called
"Employer") now invites sealed bids from Eligible Bidders for the Rehabilitation of Corriverton
No. 79 Market. The major components of the works are as follows:

Construction of two new extensions at south-easter end, and a constabulary building.
Rehabilitation of existing roof, floor, electrical system, fence and sanitary block.

3. Eligible bidders may obtain further information, including eligibility to participate and may
inspect Bidding Documents at the address below as of August 2. 2005 and may purchase a
-set of bidding documents by a written application or applying in person between 08:30 and
16:00 hours, Monday to Thursday and between 08:30 and 15:00 hours on Friday, except on
public holidays and upon payment of a non-reimbursable fee of seven thousand Guyana
dollars (G$7,000). The method of payment will be by Cash or Manager's Cheque payable to
the "Pehnanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development". It will not
be necessary to make the request in person to receive a complete set of bidding documents,
since these can be sent by mail. Applications shall be addressed to:

Project Coordinator
Urban Development Programme
7 Broad & Charles Streets, Charlestown
Tel No: 592-225-2062
Fax. No: 592-225-0506
E-mail: udp@networksgy.com

4. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less that one percent (1%) of the bid price

5. Bids must be placed in a sealed envelope, and marked on the outside at the top right-hand
comer "Rehabilitation of Corriverton # 79 Market.

The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:

National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration at the address mentioned above before 09:00 hours on August 30, 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 before the time and date specified
for reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened. However, it is
advisable that these bids be sent early to avoid transportation delays.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' representatives
who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday August 30, 2005 in the
boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance
Compound, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown. Guyana.

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit a Guyana Revenue Authority compliance
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Guyana's envoy in Barbados says...


BARBADOS media editors
and producers, especially
those controlling phone-in
radio programmes, need
to pull the plug
on inflammatory" coverage about
Guyanese tourists
and residents there, says
Guyana Honorary Consul in
that island, Norman Faria.
The Guyana government
representative, while noting the
deep democratic traditions of
Barbados including its free and
vibrant media, said in a press re-
lease issued yesterday that he
had written the management

Criticises newspaper watch dog body

of media houses about the mat-
"The incident of the recent
denial of Guyanese at the air-
port was simply an excuse for
media houses here to once again
sensationalise the issue about
Guyanese in Barbados and, in
effect, use them. It isn't being
done in a responsible and con-
trolled manner. Some of the
phone-in shows' moderators ac-
tually prompt listeners by re-

ferring to the issue at the
beginning of programmes. You
then have people calling
saying 'Guyanese are overstay-
ing', they will bring malaria',
'they are illiterate', are a bur-
den on the educational system'
and other misinformed views
or, as a popular expression here
goes, bare foolishness. They
provide no proof, and of
course, callers don't give their

"Impressionable listeners
may take these calls seriously.
These opinions are inflamma-
tory, offend good taste and
serve to raise unwanted
tensions between Guyanese im-
migrants, contract workers and
visitors and longer established
residents. Moderators should
show more attention and re-
straint and edit out such hyste-
ria. In Britain, Canada and other
countries, it is against the law

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for such inflammatory opinions
to be aired or publishedd" said
Faria, who is aformer-Chairper-
son of the Professional Practices
and Ethics sub-committee of the
Barbados Association of Jour-
He said adverse phone calls
about Guyanese on the
programmes over the last two
weeks on three shows daily did
not represent mainstream Bajan
Members of the wider Bajan
community are "decent, toler-
ant people, who welcome new
comers into their midst and are
undoubtedly embarrassed by
such uncalled for sentiments,"
Faria said.
"Many have called the Con-
sulate actually apologising for
such xenophobia. I have put all
of this, in the absence of a
watchdog body for radio and TV
here, in my letters to station
management urging them to show
more sensitivity and respect for
international professional prac-
tices when dealing with Guyana
and Guyanese," he added.
With regard to the print me-
dia, Consul Faria said some efforts
are being made, especially by in-
dividual columnists such as
Guyana-bom Rickey Singh, to give
what he termed a "proper perspec-
tive" on the issue. He said,
though, the print media generally
needed to stop "using Guyanese"
to sell papers under the guise that
it is simply the messenger and re-
porting the news.
"The papers are
sensationalising and blowing out
of proportion incidents of
wrongdoing by Guyanese to sell
papers. Such wrongdoing hap-
pens among other immigrant and
visitor communities,

including Bajans abroad," Faria
He pointed out that the
newspapers pandering to ill-
informed baser instincts about
non-nationals was "perhaps
epitomised", by an opinion
voiced by a representative of a
daily newspaper when he ap-
peared on a panel with Faria on
the Barbados TV station CBC
TV. Faria said the
representative "brazenly" indi-
cated a preference for one eth-
nic group from Guyana.
"This should never have
gone over the air. The said sta-
tion would have been censured
or disciplined in countries with
a proper media watchdog
body", Faria argued.
The Guyanese envoy said
he has made complaints to
the Eastern Caribbean Press
Council (ECPC) which in-
volves the print media and has
Barbadian newspaper member-
ship about the sensationalising
of situations involving
Guyanese and the unnecessary
reference to Guyanese nation-
alities in crime and other news
The Consulate's interven-
tion has resulted in some im-
provements but he termed the
situation with the ECPC as
"like living in a time warp when
we were watching the Keystone
Kops comedy shows at the 9.30
show at the Plaza cinema in
Bridgetown during the 1950s."
"Basically, the bosses are
investigating themselves. They
don't even acknowledge com-
plaints," Faria charged.
Meanwhile, Faria is to have
a meeting shortly with Barba-
dos' Chief Immigration
Officer, Mr. Gilbert
Greaves following the recent de-
nial of entry at Barbados' air-
port of a number of Guyanese.
"I had a
lengthy telephone conversa-
tion with Mr. Greaves this
week and he's agreed to a
further information-sharing
meeting, probably at the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs in
Bridgetown," said Faria.

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entire Brazilian entourage is
from Boa Vista in the State of
Roraima, and is due to arrive
.early tomorrow morning in time
for the festival.
Also expected to grace the
event with her presence is Sis-
ter Yaa Asantewaa who speaks
on behalf of the African
Diaspora in the Africa Union

which opens today at the Na-
tional Cultural Centre.
The festival kicks off tomor-
row with the traditional 'Sunrise
Service' at 5:30 hrs at the 'Park',
which is to be officiated this year
by Mother Jeffers of the Faithist
Mission at Bagotstown, on the
East Bank of Demerara.
According to Sister
Clementine Marshall, cultural

"I think that if you keep doing what you're
doing; in time it will take root. And this year
in particular. I believe that Emancipation itself
has started to take root. ..I can see root... when
we have it happening in Caledonia. at Den
Amstel, Bartica, Linden, Melanie..."
- ACDA Public Relations Officer (PRO), Violet

By Linda Rutherford
have the rare
opportunity of
seeing true to life
capoeiristas in action
tomorrow with the
arrival here of a coterie
of practitioners in an
ancient form of self
defence that has its
roots in the hillside
favelas of post-
emancipation Brazil for
the annual 'Folk
Festival' celebrations at
the National Park in
commemoration of
'Freedom Day'.
A group of ten is due to ar-
rive today from Trinidad and
Tobago, where capoeira, as the
sport is called, has spread and
flourished, while another delega-
tion of four and an eight-mem-
ber dance band, 'Banda Luna',

coordinator of the African Cul-
tural and Development Associa-
tion (ACDA), which has been
hosting 'Folk' since 1995, the
gates open this year from 10:00
hrs so that patrons may have




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the opportunity of savouring all
the fun activities the
organisation has laid on for their
benefit for the day, and of learn-
ing something about the African
presence here and its invaluable
contribution to the development
of this society.
"What we have found over
the years," she said, "is that
the gate becomes very busy
from around 3:00pm and on-
wards. And this is not good
enough. This year we're ask-
ing persons to come out
early... when all of us are
fresh ...to go through our
children's booths...our educa-
tion, -music and culture
Sbooths... so as to have a bet-
ter understanding of what is
happening in our society to-
day... because when you come
in the night, there's nothing
much to see.... everything is
almost done...everyone is
tired after a long day."
As has been the custom over
Sthe years, to honour a local vil-
lage once owned and run by ex-
slaves, that privilege this year
falls to Beterverwagting on the
East Coast of Demerara, the sec-
oind of its kind to have been es-
tablished following the abolition

" K

just another day of festivity, to
them at ACDA, its significance
is much deeper than that.
"For us, we do not see it as
a festival. We see it, because we

the contribution of...the Found-
ing People that have slaved and
died here...and it's our fault for
not telling that story. So for us
[at ACDA], Emancipation and

FLASHBACK: Former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan at one ol
Emancipation Day activities at the National Park. (ACDA phot

are committed Pan-Africanists,
as reminding our people of the
great contributions they've made

'I'm hearing, about aIMMM-M Founding
Fathers these days, but we are not
acknowledging the contributions ... the
Founding People that have slaved and died
here...And it's our fault for not telling that
story. So for -us [at ACDA], Emanci tion an
its commemoration is more, an ideplogical
thing ... rather than one big pal ty.'
ACDA Public. Relations Officer (PRO), Violet-

of slavery. Formerly a thriving
cotton estate, the village was
purchased on May 8, 1839, by
62 ex-slaves for the sum of
$52,000, which was quite a lot
of money by yesterday's stan-
Traditional too, is the high-
lighting of a country on the Af-
rican continent, which this year
is Senegal, home of the famed
Goree Island and the dreaded
Maison des Esclaves (Slave
House): better known as the
'Door of No Return', which
served as a veritable holding pen
for slaves bound for the New
According to ACDA's Pub-
lic Relations Officer (PRO), Sis-
ter Violet Jean-Baptiste, their
choice of Senegal as the topic of
discussion this year is in honour
of its leader, President
Abdoulaye Wade, who success-
fully lobbied for the African
Diaspora to have a voice in the
parliamentary affairs of the Af-
rican Union.
She made the point that
while some may see the com-
memoration of Emancipation as

in building the so-called 'New
World', and that out of that ex-
perience has grown a new
Guyana...and a hew Caribbean
as well."
Noting that the fact that the
African race was able to make
significant strides in society in
spite of being forcibly brought
here as'slaves is slowly being
eroded by their own people be-
cause of their failure to teach
their children about their history,
Jean-Baptiste said:
"It's our responsibility as
African people coming out [of
Africa]... being forcibly brought
here and made to build a coun-
try... to teach our children about
those contributions."
She also lamented the fact
that no-one seems to remember,
or even care, that the true
Founding Fathers of this nation
are the African slaves who toiled
relentlessly on the plantations
and elsewhere and even laid
down their lives to make this
country what it is today.
"I'm hearing about all kinds
of Founding Fathers these days,
but wvc are not acknowledging

its commemoration is more an
ideological thing...rather than
one big party."
Asked what she thought of
'Folk' now that ACDA has been
at its helm for the. last 10 years,
Jean-Baptiste said: "We are very
heartened with the response thigh
year...and tremendously
so...because when ACDA came
on the scene back in 1993...per-
sons told us point blank... that
African people in Guyana were
not interested in African things;
that it wouldn't work: that it

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would fail."
To his credit, she said, the
late Dr Cheddi Jagan, made it
a point every year during his
tenure as President to partici-
pate in the activity come ev-
ery anniversary.
"When we advocated to the
government [what it was that we
were after] he was all ears and
bought into the argument and
said: Yes! Emancipation is a day
worthy of being made a national
holiday. That was acknowledged
and given to us by Jagan...and
we have to give credit to him for
that," she said.
Today, she said, the idea has
caught on so well that we're now
seeing companies advertising
Emancipation sale on, of all
things: Hardware!
"Such is the extent to which
we have popularised the word

the earlier ACDA-organised

Emancipation," Jean-Baptiste
said, adding: "What I want to
say is that it's coming into the
consciousness of the people."
Noting that she believes in
evolution rather than revolution,
she said: "I think that if you
keep doing what you're doing, in
time it will take root. And this
year in particular, I believe that
Emancipation itself has started
to take root...I can see
root...when we have it happen-
ing in Caledonia, at Den Amstel,
Bartica, Linden, Melanie..."

And the beauty of it all, she
said, is that it's all being done by
independent groups. "They
come in...they get information...
see what we're doing...we give
them our posters...and then go,
out and do their thing. So I'm
feeling rather pleased with my-
self... 'cause I've always said: 'I
want that when we start to beat
drums in the National Park, it
must reverberate all over the
country...and not off our own
efforts, because we can very
well go out there and do it...but
that won't mean a thing."
The biggest dilemma the
group still faces, however, is the
concept being peddled by people
of African descent themselves
that there's no future in dwell-
ing in the past; to forget slavery.
"African people do a seri-
ous thing when they tell our
people to forget slavery," she
said. "We must never forget
slavery! Never, ever!"
"The Jews never forget the
SHolocaust. And I admire them
for that. Because,. it's when you
forget, that it happens to you all
over again. We must always have
a memory of our pain...so that
we can affirm: Never Again! We
don't want to dwell on it; we
don't want to seek alms; what
we do want is for the memory
to linger. It's a crime against hu-
manity, the UN has declared
slavery...and we should never
forget. So when people sit in
their high pulpits in their
organizations and tell Black
people that, self-respecting Af-
ricans should get up and walk
away...because... they don't
mean well."
This aside, Jean-Baptiste
said what she would ideally like
to see happening in the Park is
for there to be more urban
"For this thing to spread,
you have to localise it." She
however hastened to add that
this does not mean that they
don't welcome the contributions
of the groups from afar off. This
year, she said, there are groups
coming from as far a-field as
Rose Hall, on the Corentyne
Coast, to do -queh-queh' and
slavery skits depicting life on
the plantations, while another is
expected from higher up on the
Coast to do 'Conga'. This is in

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THESE Courts staffers are more into fashion, as they display the various garments that can be worn by women-f.
(Picture by Cullen Bess-Nelson)

addition to the contribution of
the regular dance troupes like the
Crystalites, whom ACDA is des-
perately trying to encourage to
incorporate into their repertoire
a bit of African dance if they
want to make an impact at the
'Park' come 'Folk Day'.
"Our vision is not August 1;
August 1 might be a big thing to
some people, but we have an
agenda here...and that agenda is
to perpetuate and reawaken Af-
rican cultural traditions in the
country...by whatever means it
may take."
Though mindful that this
is easier said than done, she
said the thing is: "I don't
think it's not achievable ...I
just think we need to re-
awaken our people and let
them know that there is great
value...great pride ...and a
privilege... in being African."

offers take a more conservative approach to things. (Cullen Bess-Nelson picture)

EGULAR as clockwork, the New York-based Guyana Cultural
sociation is all set to run off the annual Guyana Folk Festival,
fifth to date, starting oh the evening of Wednesday August 31, w
the traditional Cocktail Reception arid Awards Ceremony in the grain
rotunda of Brooklyn's historic Borough Hall on Joralemon Street.
This event is to be followed on Friday September 2 by a less formal affair titled 'Come to
Queh-Queh', essentially an evening of song and dance celebrating a Guyanese matrimonial cust
that has its roots in its.African past, aid this will be held from 20:00 hrs at *The Courtyard'
Atlantic Avenue.
Among 'queh-queh' groups that will be on hand to share in the night's revelry are the 'Lio Brit.
Dance Troupe' out of the Ancient C county of Berbice here in Guyana. and 'Akoyah and the Qu
Queh Jammers', a Guyanese-led New-York based ensemble.
As has become traditional with the group over the years, Saturdays have been reserved for
much-anticipated symposium during which the subject under discussion has always been one tha:
of some relevance to what is happening culture-wise here in Guyana and further a-field in :
Guyanese diaspora.
This time around, the caucus has been slated for Saturday September 3. and is to be held at i
Manhattan Community College on Chambers Street. The theme this year is 'Celebrating Guyan-
The 'big day', as usual, is on the following day, Sunday September 4, when
roads lead to the Meyer Levin School Grounds where the festival culminates with
grand 'Family Fun Day' choc-full of activities reminiscent of the good old days ba;
home in Guyana when everyone packed a basket and headed for the National Park
relive their childhood and have a jolly good time as part of the annual Emancipati
Day celebrations.
Among some of those activities are the traditional folk games one enjoyed as children like 'liti
'hop-scotch', and 'hide-and-seek'; and the opportunity to savour a wide range of traditional Guyanc
foods and beverages, from the ubiquitous curry and roti right down to a slice of cassava pone, wasL
down with either a cold glass of 'fly' or 'mauby'.
Though the jury is still out as to who the 39 recipients of the 'Wordsworth MacAndrew Awa;
will be this year, rest assured that at the end of the day, they will as the theme under which ;
festival is being celebrated suggests, Celebrating Guyanese Dance' have all contributed in so!
way or the other to dance in Guyana.
Last year, the award was for culture overall and among recipients were academician Dr. Da\
Dabydeen for his prodigious work in field of literature; the late Andre Sobryan for his sterlii
contribution in the fields of dance and drama; Mr. Moses Josiah, a man few would remember b
who pioneered using the humble saw as a musical instrument; and the late Dr. Dennis Williams, w!
was as good an artist as he was an anthropologist.
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* the) o\erpowered. beat and
dumped him in the back seat of
his motor car HB 1923.
While in the vicinity of
Agricola. East Bank Demerara.
Sugnm managed to jump from
the vehicle He ua; subse-
quently taken to the
Georgetton Public Hospinal
Corporation iGPHC for nmedi-
cal attention.
Lip to pres- lime. the mo-
torcar had not been reco\ ered.


pecung drners.
The Police said three AT
192 Carina motor cars have
been stolen in niany days
One has since been found aban-
doned in an East Coast
Demerara village.
"It is suspected that these
cars are being stolen either
for parts which seem to be in
short supply, or for the com-
mittal of robberies," the Po-
lice said.

Fatal accident

on Norton Street
AN UNIDENTIFIED pedestrian died Friday night after he
was struck down by a motor car on Norton Street
According to the police, the accident occurred at about 22.45
b Friday. The man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hos-
pital Corporation but was pronounced dead there.
The man was still unidentified up to press ume. Police said
tus bodN is lying at the Georgetoun Public Hospital Corpora-
non iGPHC).
The road fatality figure for this year is 114 from 105
road accidents, while for the corresponding period last year,
the figures were 86 from 78 road accidents.

Ministry of Health
All Programs

The, Ministry of Health bas secured funds under the CDC Cooperative Agreement
U62/CCU923074-02 and wishes to invite tenders for the supply of the following items:

Project No.
Project No.22-
Project No.23
Project No.24

Project Name
IT Equipment and Accessories- -
Office Furniture and Electrical Items
2 x4 x4Vehicles

Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health

1. Tender documents MUST be uplifted from the Ministrys Materials Management Unit,
Government Pharmacy Bond Building, Kingston (Sabeita/Angela, 226 9351) between 9am to
3pm, Monday to Friday.

2. Each Tender (on document as at # 2 above) must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which
.does not in any way identify the Tenderer, and which should be clearly marked on the top
left-hand corner..

N Project No._: Tenderfor the Supply of'nmeiii ble" emwhere the Grey areas will be filled
in with the relevant Project Number and name of item tendered for
For example .
Project No.22: Tender for IT Equipment and Accessories

3. Tenders should be addressed to the Chainnan, National Board of Procurement and:Terider
Administration, Ministry of Finance and be deposited in the Tender Box (including tenders
sent by courier) situated on the second floorof the Ministry of Finance, Mai'n &.Urquhart Sts
Georgetown not later than Tuesday 23rd August 2005 at 9am at which time they will be1
opened and to which the public, Tenderers andlor representatives are invited.

4. Each local Tender (applicable to Companies/Individuals with local office in Guyana) must be
accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from both Guyana Revenue Authority and'
National Insurance Scheme and a bid security of 2%-of the Tendered sum.

5. Tenders failing to meet any of the above requirements will be deemed non responsive.

P. Kandhi
Permanent Secretary

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Sonya Roopnauth
Permanent Secretary

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Tariff A Pomestic
Fixed charge per month
Charge per kWH (100 kWh or
less per nonth)
chargee per kWH iover100 kWh
per mnonthl i

339 Ol
:1 91


8 34

45 2"





I t9.54

Tariff Commercial
Fi..ed charge per month 2.25S 2,258.12 3 34 2,.58.12
Charge per kWh 5 052.37 60.7t
Tariff C Iudustriaf
Demand charge per kVA pei 1,611.18 1,611.18
month 1 611 i3
Energy Charge (for monthly
consumption up to the sum of 8
4.000 kWhI plus 120 kWH per 50 32
kVA of billing)
For additional kWH -5 12 146.50
Minimum per month 80.55.00 41.16 80,559.00
Tariff P Industrial
Demand charge per kVA per 1 611 1,611.18 1,61.18
Energy Charge (for monthly
consumption up lo the sum of 3.34
-4 000 kW\h plus 120 kWH per 13. -
kVA ot billing) 44.1
For additional kWH J1 4419
r.,ininiumn per month 161 3 no0 38.83 761,71.OO0

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TUESDAY DEMERARA Canje Fileasani Lane1. S F
AU .i U ST 2 EBO to Gaidern of Eden

08:00 to 16:00 h

AUGUST 4 xo es. Kot'e.v. Sts. CharWletov l08:00 to :016:0t

Ioe costs for the various fuels required by GPL for
power generation at its twelve (12) power stations,
continued to rise in the second quarter of 2005. The
higher costs have forced the company to apply to the
Public Utilities Conmmission (PUC) for permission to
implement a new Fuel Surcharge of $8.04 per kilowatt
Hour or unit of electricity. It will be applied to bills issued
from Augustto October2005.

However, GPL will subsidise the surcharge and customers
will not have to pay the full amount. The company has
taken a decision to reduce the Basic Rate.

The PUC had granted permission to GPL in the last quarter
of 2004 for one-month Fuel Surcharges in bills issued in
December 2004 and January 2005. Because the spiral of
international fuel prices continued into 2005, GPL had
sought the permission of the PUC to convert the January
Fuel Surcharge of $2.37 into a component of the Basic
Rate. The PUC had advised that the new rate be applied to
bills issued between February and July 2005. The Basic
Rate has since been reviewed'(see table at left).

The fuel surcharge provides a much needed cushion
against the financial drain on the company caused by the
alarmingly high prices for imported fuel. The revenue
goes towards the increases in the costs for diesel and
other types of industrial fuels needed for power
Changes to this situation will depend on world fuel prices.
It remains under constant review.

but we must continue to
generate electricity for YOU!

$i A ^ Ale/Fp to keep the

h-ut, gpl subsidies

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1. "Every wise woman
buildeth her house: but
the foolish plucketh it
down with her hands."
:3 Make uneasy.
: 9. Acronym for "Integrated
Network of Transportation

10. Fetish. D(
11. Her husband's lack of was
of grave concern to 1.
Latoya. 2.
12. Suffix forming plural
nouns: used in names of
animals and plant family.
14.What a shipwreck mariner
may tire of seeing.
17. Solicitor at Law 5.

Old Style (Abbr.) 7. Thebasic monetary unit of pLblication by correcting,
Asmalldeer. Ethiopia. conensing or otherwise
Some reporters prefer to 8. First note of the Diatonic modifying it.
theirstories. Scale. 16. Bost.
Batik of various 12. Abbreviation forAge, sex, 17. S~onymfortheverb, dip.
designs can be seen on location used in electronic 19. Od-rpertainingtoliquid.
Emancipation Day. communications such as 20. Sqme customers prefer fish to
Consumer Price Index chat-rooms and emails. bone in this manner.
(Abbr.)' 13. Simon made a wise decision 22. Op rational Research (Abbr.)
Accept or consent, to invest in___ making. 24. European Commission (Abbr.)
This is usually the attitude 14. WarrantOfficer(Abbr.) 26. Usedoffowls.
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Moist. -
The border of
Guyana's National Flag
represents the rivers and
water potential.
Symbol for the chemical
element titanium.
Radiotelephone (Abbr.)

Admit, adopt, ae, amplify, ardour. ASL,
basket, birr, casket, CPI, damp, dank, disturb,
Sdo, down. dried, EC, edit, fried, icon, idol, Inti,
magnif., merry, OR, OS, peppy, perky,
perturb, roe, RT, set, shirts, sip, sit, skirts, SL,
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The PetroCaribe ...

(From page nine)
storage tanks located along
Venezuela's coast could be
dismantled and shipped to
CARICOM countries in need
of such facilities. Grenada
and Antigua and Barbuda
immediately announced that
they were ready to take them
as early as possible.
The CARICOM summit
which followed within days of
the Puerto la Cruz meeting
discussed the implications of
the PetroCaribe agreement after
the topic was raised by Prime
Minister Manning. Surprisingly,
even though media reports
stated that he was mandated by
his colleagues on their behalf to
"negotiate" the agreement with
Chavez, the final communique
of the CARICOM summit
mentions nothing on the
discussions surrounding the
Trinidad and Tobago, of
course, has its own bilateral
issues to discuss with
Venezuela. Significantly,
Manning was the only
CARICOM leader who
managed to hold bilateral
discussions with Chavez in
Puerto la Cruz. No one seems
to know as yet what he will be
negotiating on CARICOM's
behalf, but whenever he begins
this task, he will be fetching a
weighty plate since each
CARICOM state will certainly
have its own special concerns
and requests to be placed on the
There is speculation that
out of this negotiation Trinidad
and Tobago can become a main
refining centre for PetroCaribe
crude, the products from which
would then be shipped to the
other non-refining partners. In
this scenario, it is hoped that
benefits of lower costs will be
passed on to the receiving
But PetroCaribe is not only
about oil sales. Under its umbrella

a development fund would be
established, with an initial annual
contribution of US$50 million by
Venezuela for the financing of social
and economic programmes in the
participating states.
Then there is the issue of
pay-back. Venezuela has agreed
that countries benefiting from
other goods and services for
which preferential prices would
be offered. Certainly, this aspect
will feature prominently in the
bilateral negotiation process.
Undoubtedly, President
Chavez is asserting a leadership
role in the region through the
PetroCaribe scheme. Often, he
speaks of integrating energy
resources in South America and
the Caribbean saying that this is
one of the main stages for more
concrete integration in the
future. Through his initiative, a
PetroSur framework for the
Mercosur countries and
Venezuela has already been
drawn up, and more recently, he
and the other Andean presidents
(of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
and Bolivia) have agreed to
develop a PetroAndina
agreement through which they
would together use their energy
resources to combat poverty in
that sub-region.
While all of this is
happening, some anti-Chavez
critics continue to claim that
the PetroCaribe deal is
aimed at ensuring
CARICOM support at the
OAS in the event political
pressure is brought on the
Venezuelan government in
the hemispheric body. But if
that specious speculation is
given serious consideration,
then with the establishment
PetroSur and the agreement
to set up PetroAndina, it
seems that President Chavez
has the great majority of the
membership of the
hemispheric organisation
already on his side.
(The writer is Guyana's
ambassador to Venezuela).

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Ministry of Health
All Programs

The Ministry of Health wishes to invite tenders for the supply of the following items:

Project No.
Project No.12
Project No.25

Project Name
5 x Solar Refrigerators

Ministry of Health
Ministry of Health

1. Tender documents MUST be uplifted from the Ministry's Materials Management Unit,
Government Pharmacy Bond Building, Kingston (Sabeita/Angela, 226 9351) between 9am to
3pm, Monday to Friday.

2. Each Tender (on document as at # 2 above) must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which
does not in any way identify the Tenderer, and which should be clearly marked on the top
left-hand corner..

> Project No._: Tenderfor the Supply of 'name of item' where the Grey areas will be filled
in with the relevant Project Number and name of item tendered for
For example
I Project No. 12: Tender for the supply of 5 x Solar Refrigerators

3. Tenders should be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration, Ministry of Finance and be deposited in the Tender Box (including tenders
sent by courier) situated on the second floor of the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Sts.
Georgetown not later than Tuesday 23rd August 2005 at 9am at which time they will be
opened and to which the public, Tenderers and/or representatives are invited.

4. Each local Tender (applicable to Companies/Individuals with local office in Guyana) must be'
accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from both Guyana Revenue Authority and
National Insurance Scheme and a bid security of 2% of the Tendered sum.

5. Tenders failing to meet any of the above requirements will be deemed non responsive.


Sonya Roopnauth
Permanent Secretary

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Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development

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Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development


Date: July 31, 2005
Loan N0: 1021/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids N: 712005 No.1

1. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American Development
Bank towards the cost of Urban Development Programme. It is intended that part of the
proceeds of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the Contract for the
Rehabilitation of New Amsterdam Market and Town Hall.

2. The Government of the Guyana acting through the Ministry of Local Government and
Regional Development, Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana, (hereinafter called
"Employer") now invites sealed bids from Eligible Bidders for the Rehabilitation of New
Amsterdam Market and Town Hall. The major components of the works are as follows:

New Amsterdam Market: Rehabilitation of roof, floor, stanchions, peripheral walls and
electrical system

New Amsterdam Town Hall: Rehabilitation of walls, windows, floor, roof, electrical
system and sanitary facilities.

3. Eligible bidders may obtain further information, including eligibility to participate and may
inspect Bidding Documents at the address below as of August 2, 2005 and may purchase a
set of bidding documents by a written application or applying in person between 08:30 and
16:00 hours Monday to Thursday and between 08:30 and 15:00 hours Friday, except on
public holidays and upon payment of a non-reimbursable fee of seven thousand Guyana
dollars (G$7.000). The method of payment will be by Cash or Manager's Cheque payable to
the "Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development". It will not
be necessary to make the request in person to receive a complete set of bidding documents,
since these can be sent by mail. Applications shall be addressed to:

Project Coordinator
Urban Development Programme
7 Broad & Charles Streets, Charlestown
TeL No: 592-225-2062
Fax. No: 592-225-0506
E-mail: udp@networksgy.com.

4. Bids MUST be accompanied by a Bid Security of notless that one percent (1%) of the bid

5. Bids must be placed in a sealed envelope and marked on the outside at the top right hand
comer "Rehabilitation of New Amsterdam Market and Town Hall".

The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:

National Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance Compound
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the National Procurement and Tender
Administration atthe address mentioned above before 09:00 hours on August 30, 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 before the time and date specified
for reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned unopened. However, it is
advisable that these bids be sent early to avoid transportation delays.

6. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders' representatives
who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours on Tuesday August 30, 2005 in the
boardroom of the National Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance
Compound, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana.

7. Bidders registered in Guyana must submit a Guyana Revenue Authority compliance
certificate indicating that the Bidder has met his/her Income Tax obligations for the three (3)
years preceding the closing date of bid, and a NIS certificate of compliance indicating that the
Bidder has met his/her NIS obligations for the month immediately preceding the month of

8. Interested Bidders may attend site visits and a pre-bid meeting. Site visits are scheduled to
be held on August 10, 2005 commencing at 13:30 hours at the New Amsterdam Town Hall.
The pre-bid meeting is scheduled to be held on August 11, 2005 at 11:15 hours at the Urban
Development Programme, 7 Broad & Charles Streets, Charlestown. Georgetown.



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2005. Lot 9 Bagotstown,
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Beauty Culture available.
Tel. 227-1601.
offering a special 3-month
Cosmetology package, that
begins on August 2, 2005 &
finishes October 28, 2005.
Also evening courses in
Airbrushing, Acrylic Nails
and Barbering which begin
on August 09, 05. Tel. 226-
2124 or visit at 211 N.ew
Market Street, N or.t h

ARE you cursed, depressed,
demon possessed OR need
finance? Call Apostle Randolph
Williams # 261-6050 (20:00 h
23:00 h.)

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

K. SANKAR offers
Elementary, Intermediate
and Advance Dressmaking
& Floral Arranging courses.
Contact 8 Courbane Pk.,
Annandale, 'ECD. 220-

OVERSEAS employment.
Contact 663-2014.

Motoring. "You train to Pass".
Tel. 227-1063, 226-7874, 644-
ENROL now at D & R Driving
School for only $12 000. 95
Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Tel. 225-7267 & 660-4216.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driving
Permit. For more information,
call 227-3869, 622-8162.
drive at D & R Driving School. For
only $11 500. 95 Hadfield Street,
Werk-en-Rust. Expert training. Tel. #
225-7267 or 660-4216.

R.K.'S Institute of Motoring
isi Guyana's only recognized
driving school operating since
1979. We have experience,
vehicles and infrastructure to
DRIVING. You and your loved
ones security and safety are
assured. Contact us at R.K.'s
Institute of Motoring, 125 Regerit
Rioad, Bourda. Tel. 226-7541,

WIDE selection of
Novels, Romance, Mystery,
Horrors, Magazines, Enid
Blyton, Fairy Tales & other
Children books, Comics,
Informative & Educational
books. Free give-aways:
Register Now. Juliette's Book
Library. 223-8237.

build Low Income Homes for less
than $10 000 per month. Please
call 227-2479 or 227-2494.

: SIGN up now for Foundation
Spanish/Portuguese classes. Call
226-5174, while space is available.
BSI is offering Computer
Classes for adults. Individual!
.attention guaranteed.
,Certified Tutor. Call 227-8143
,or 624-8084.
!CENTER. We teach your
child/children the art of read-
ting. See them develop into
good readers. Call 618-2068.

The Training &
Certification Experts
In Association with
58 Upper Robb &
Oronoque Sts., Bourda
Tel: 225-1540
Earn your Computer Cer tificatesDiplomas nowl
Microsoft Office, Corel Draw, QuickBooks
Accounting, Peachtree Accounting, AccPa
Simply Accounting, Computer Repairs
& Maintenance, Networking, Intenet, etc.
Call for details, special discounts
for group Diplomas

Training Centre, offers Summer
Certificate. Computer Courses for
children. Price $2 500. Call for
more info. Tel. 225-2397.
DOMESTIC science offer
classes in cookery and pastry -
Elementary and Advance, 9 am.
Registration starts August 2,
2005. Contact: 227-7048.
EARN a Certificate, Diploma
or Degree, in any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link #261-5079.
NAIL Tipping/Designing,
Silkwrapping/Manicuring courses.
Register now pay only $4 000 per
course. Call Michelle 227-7342,
ENROL for classes in Maths
and other subjects at .MR LEE.
CXC January, June 2006, SAT
(American Entrance exam),
Forms 1 to V. Call 227-7850,
231-2076. Ask for Carol.
LET us teach your child to spell.
Please contact Hilary Lashley-Bobb,
Director RBO Hart/II Friday-Durant
Memorial Foundation. Lot 26
Maria's Lodge, Essequibo Coast.
Telephone 774-5111.
NEED to see progress? Then
register your child wit Achievers
Academy, Pre-Nursery, Nursery to
Secondary. Serving the East Bank
& Kuru Kuru. Ms Munroe 613-
2928, 261-5609.

JEAN offers courses in
dressmaking, fabric designing,
tie dye, batik, bedroom
elegance, soft furnishing, soft
toys, curtains, cushions, ribbon
embroidery, floral, cake
decoration. 153 Barr St., Kitty.
Full-time and Evening CXC
Classes for adults and students
in Mathematics, English A,
Principles of Accounts,
Principles of Business, Office
Procedure, Information
Technology and Social
Studies. Contact #s 227-3768,
227-7627, 644-5114, 642-
6194. First Federation
Building, Croal and King
Streets. Cost per subject is -
$1 000. Registration ends
September 5, 2005. Register
now for a special 40%
discount. Summer classes begin

HEALTH & Fitness with a
view to your dominant gland
which controls metabolism,
food intake & energy out-put.
Call 225-0691 after 17:30 hrs.

CASTLE go-carts &
trampolines for children parties,
fairs, fun day, etc. Call 225-2598,

MRS. SINGH'S Massage
Hotel and Home Service
available by appointment. I
also work at my home. Tel.
220-4842, 615-6665.

NOTICE. Anyone having
knowledge of the whereabouts
of Lionel Augustus Lee or any of
his brothers, Alvin, Newton, Basil
or his sister Vida, formerly of
Georgetown, Guyana is
requested to contact Paul
Anthony Crum-Ewing, Barrister &
Solicitor of 56 Sheppard Avenue
West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tel. 416-733-9292, Fax: 416-

interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079, Sunday to
Saturday, 07:00 to 21:00 h.
MEET your match! Call the
Service 18 80 yrs. Immediate
link. Tel. No. 223-8237, Mon. -
Fri. 8:30 am 6 pm, Saturday
10am 4pm. Free gift package!
THE Junior/Senior/Singles/
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
extends congratulations and best
wishes to: Eugene & Barbara,
Glendon & Sharon, Rajendra &
Nalini, Tulsie & Seeta,
Roopnarine & Vidya, Michael &

FOR immediate rental.
Caterpillar 317 excavator. Call
261-5403, 618-9090.

L & D Electronic. Low
cost electronics repairs and
in-house services. Call Tel.
227-8866, anytime.
FOR all your grills doors,
windows, gates, fence, TV grill
from $6 000. Contact 610-8083.
COUNTRY Maid available
to take care of your property &
home, while you're away. Tel.

MOBILE welder. Protect
your house with reasonable
priced grillwork. Call 233-
2.847, 610-6778, Khemraj.
S SEWING services available
atMaariska's Designs. 35AArakaka
Place, Bel Air Park. Tel. 617-
45'89, 227-0251.
: TECHNICIANS available for
;appliances repairs washers, dryers,
microwaves, stoves, deep fryers, etc.
SCall 622-4521, 263-0050.
WELDER for grillwork,
Saluminium, cast iron, stainless
steel, fishing vessel and truck
tray alterations. Call at 233-
2847, 610-6778, Khemraj.
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing :plumbing
and painting, contact Mohamed
on 223-9710/614-6634.
NEED an employee or job?
GEA provides top employees
with a broad range of skills in a
multitude of fields. Kindly Call
227-3339 or 225-9020.
specialise in Pest Control
Procedures at affordable rates.
Contact us at 227-61i99, 627-
6116. Email:
BUILDERS of television towers,
self-supporting and guy stay. Also
erect same water and fuel tanks,
trailers, combine track pads, cane
juice mills, plucking machines, grill
work, etc. Phone 642-3421, 663-0059.
FOR prompt and reliable
servicing repairs and spray
painting of gas-stoves, washers,
dryers, vacuum cleaners and
frjdge. Also land, clearing of trees
and fabricating of steel grills for
windows, doors, gates, etc.
Cbntact Anthony or Omar on
tel. # 226-1629 or 625-8974.
PETER Pan Play School &
Child Care. 27 Albert Street,
QUeenstown. Tel. 226-2416. 16
years experience, mature, care
givers, small groups.. Enrol early.
CO"MPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales-Centre @ 227-
8361/618-8283. Home & Office
services available. 24 hrs.
SERVICES. We construct Low,
Middle & Uppe.r Income
Buildings. Mortgage financing
can'be arranged for Low &
I Middle Income categories.
SHouse lots are presently
Available at Tuschen New
SHousing Scheme, EBE. Contact
Tel. 220-9914 or 641-1870.
SFOR efficient service and
i repairs washing machines,
Srefigerators, microwave ovens, gas
Stoves, etc. Freezezone Enterprises,
6 "A" Shell Road, Kitty. Telephone
227-0060, 616-5568.
REPAIRS and Servicing to
any electrical appliances. E.g.
refrigerators, air-conditioners,
washing machines, voltage
stabalisers, computer repairs,
software programming
(Windows XP), etc. All jobs
done on the site with three
months limited warranty and
at very competitive rates. N.
K. Electrical Services. Nazim
Khan. Tel. 270-4595, 626-
2847. (Certified by IAST).

ABLE-bodied Porters.
Apply May's Shopping
Center, 98 Regent Street.
1 LIVE-IN Baby-sitter.
Goldfield Inc. Lot C Eccles,
EBD. Tel. # 233-2423.
Seamstress to cut and sew.
Full-time/part-time. Call 226-
0003, 226-0285.
VACANCY exists for Security
Guards. Interested persons call
226-3383, 30 Anira St.,

ONE experienced Porter
boy. Apply Sanjay Variety Store,
9 America & Longden St. Tel. #
ONE Cashier and sales reps.
needed for newi store. Apply in
person to Clippeis Beauty Salon.
200 Camp Street.
FOR Saldsgirls. Must have at
least 3 yearO experience. Apply
with Written Itpllication to May's
Shopping Center, 98 Regent
Street. | *
porters frbm East Coast
Demerara.i Contact: P.
Ramroop & Sons 1 C Orange
Walk, Bourd.a, Georgetown.
Tel. 227-14'5.1.
PHARMACIST 1 full-time,
1 part-time flexiblee hours) to work
in West Derrnelara. Contact Doc's
Pharmacy, 30' Meten-Meer-Zorg.
Tel. 275-0301.,
1 ADMIN. Assistant. Must
have computer knowledge, flare
for fashion and be able to travel
abroad. Also 1 Shop Assistant.
Send application to Sonia Noel,
35 A Arakara Place, Bel Air Park.
Tel. 617-4585 or 227-0251.

L1ua*C c/es


Applicants must be at least

35 years of ago, have a secondary
education, and be able bodied &
have 3 years security experience,
Salary: 8,400/week


Applicants must be at least
22 year of age, have a secondary
education and be able bodied.

Wages: $7,0009,0001week

Interested persons are invited

to send their applications including

telephone numbers, CV and
two recent references to:
The Personnel Manager
P.O. Box 10451 G.P.O Robb St


ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of
NIS and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
knowledge of Maths and
English. Apply in person with
written application and 2
references to Lens, Sheriff and
Fourth Streets, Campbellville,
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:
1 HANDYMAN, 1 Security
Guard, 1 General Domestic, 1 Office
Assistant. Existing Ih the Interior,
Middle Mazaruni. Contact #225-
7118 during office hours.

LOCAL Pharmacis
Transmission operators Editor
Counter Clerk/Receptionist
starting 32K per month "
Industrial Electrician startii
70K per month, Crusher Pier
Operator starting 45K p.!
month, Hand Drill Operator
starting 50K per month, Pa"
Time Cook, Security Guard,
Teachers Primary 3 & 4/Grad ',
5 & 6. Contact-227-3339 or 22.
9020. Require: 2 rece.-:
references & 1 Passport pitur..
Registration fee G$500:


WILLIAM and Sherifr
Streets. Phone 227-4801 or
Linden Highway: 10 acres
land. Ideal poultry, general
farming $3.5M. Ederson's -
OLEANDER Gardens 89 f"
by 152 ft. Price $25M.
Call: 612-0349.
KITTY $5M, Queenstown
$8.5M, Ecclqs $7M, Parika/
EBD Riverside. Keyhomes -
PRIME commercial land for
sale 115 ft x 31 ft, Charlotte
Street, Bourda. Contact
owner 226-0683 (anytime).
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground,
comprising an area of 2.422 of
an English acre. Call 220-9675.
DEMERARA River: 250
acres, 1800'/8000. Ideal wharf,
sea port, to Essequibo River -
$100 000 per acre. Ederson's -
Demerara River: 88 acres. Ideal
for large ocean going 'ships,
general farming $15M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Goldfield with proven
deposits in Mahdia, Potaro
area $10M negotiable.
Tel. 225-4398, 641-8754.
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-10pm for details.
DUNCAN St..- $12M,
Meadow Bank $5M, Atlantic
Gardens, Ogle; Versailles, East
Bank Demerara $850 000.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
GIFT: Huge double lot
almost 11 000 sq. ft. opposite
our star cricketer Ramanaresh
Sarwan, with 24hrs. security
in highly residential and
gated community of
Versailles, WBD. Price $6
995 000. Contact # 227-
4040, 628-0796.
31% July deduction only.
Prashad Nagar $9M;
Lamaha Gardens $11M;
Queenstown $9M; Republic
Park $4.8M; LBI $4.9M;
Sec.K $9M. Call 225-2626,
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 # 264-2946/7.
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470,
Jewanalrealty@yahoo.com "HAVE
Bargains! Good Hope, East Coast
Demerara 110'/50' (prime
location with shack) $2M,
Courbane Park with Gov't Reserve
- $2M, Eccles CC $3.5M,
D'Andrade Street Kitty (second lot)
- $3.5M, Atlantic Gardens $6M/
$7M, Happy Acres $7M, Eccles
AA $7M, Eccles CC $2.5M,
Caricom Gardens $7.5M,
Hermanstein, Demerara River -
160 acres citrus, etc. $25M.

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4 SUNDAY CHRONICLE, July 31, 2005

ROOMS at 16 Public
Road, Kitty. Call 226-1531.
Village, ECD. Tel. 220-7937.
ONE house and 1
bottom flat to rent.
Contact Tel. 220-3346.
FOR Overseas
visitors furnished
flats. Phone 227-2995,
ONE furnished apartment.
Tel. 225-2430, Cell 613-9588.
1 4-BEDROOM house in.
Nandy Park. 227-5500, 227-
PHONE: 227-0928.
FURNISHED rooms for
single working male or female.
Phone 218-3524.
modern, executive,
diplomat. Keyhomes 223-
room, semi-furnished. $16 000
monthly. Tel. No. 225-4345.
ONE two-bedroom bottom
flat at Liliendaal $35 000.
Tel. 222-3436.
US$700. Diplomats,
Executives. Keyhomes -
AMERICAN-styled -
$35 000/$45 000 $75
000. Keyhomes 223-
-BUSINESS accommodation
US$700. Robb Street, etc.
Keyhomes 223-4267.
3-BEDROOM bottom flat -
46 BB Eccles Housing
Scheme. Contact tel. 233-
located in United Nations
Place, Stabroek. Tel. 226-
7380, 613-4082.
ROOMS also 3-
bedroom apartment
includes toilet &
bathroom. Tel. 225-4673,
let or for sale. 1 Furnished 3-.
bedroom apartment, Kitty $80
000, 1 2-bedroom apartment,
Industry $25 000. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
Goedverwagting. Rental $30
000. TEL. 222-4045, 222-
KITTY $35 000, C/ville -
S$45 000, South Ruimveldt -
? $50 000, Bel Air Park US$1
i 000, Subryanville, Prashad
Nagar, Lamaha Gardens,
Queenstown, Bel Air Gardens,
Bel Air New Haven,
Courida Park, UNIVERSITY
GARDENS. Happy Acres,
Office flat/building, MIDDLE
STREET, Main Street, High
Street, Church Street,
Brickdam, Croal Street. Others.
Mentore/Singh Realty 225-
1017, 623-6136.
32 000 (Parking), HOUSES
Meadow Brook $70 000,
Newtown $60 000, self-
contained rooms $12 000 &
$15 000. Call 231-6236.
APTS. and houses -
furnished and unfurnished for
short and long term. Call 226-
2372. (Central G.T. business
place @ $70 000).
-BOTTOM flat 2-bedroom,
2nd St. Cumming's Lodge, ECD.
Furnished $35 000 monthly.
Tel. 222-3461.
S KITTY two properties -
$11M neg. Lodge. Land -
$2.5M. HOUSES $4.5M and
$3M. Tel. 227-2256.
NEW one-bedroom apt.
in quiet suitable for single
working girl. Price $27
000. Phone 227-5852.
S APTS. $60 000;
executive house US$750;
Office space US$800.
Phone Ms. Tucker #225-
BY means of Humphrey
Nelson's Real Estate Agency,
buildingg possessed of scope ir.
respect to turning into schools
are everywhere. Contact
SNelson's 226-8937.

GREATER Diamond:
residential 2-storey concrete
mansion. 4 luxurious bedrooms,
or offices. % acres land US$1
500 monthly. Ederson's 226-
Store your general merchandise
in 10 or more 40-ft. containers,
bond $150 000 neg. monthly.
Ederson's- 226-5496.
spacious active bottom business.
Ideal Chinese restaurant, any
other business $60 000
monthly. Ederson's 226-5496.
KITTY/Alexander St. 130'
long/14' width. Ideal church,
bond, salon, internet cafe $80
000 neg. monthly. Ederson's -
ECCLES, -2-bedroom
bottom flat $35 000, Prashad
Nagar, furnished US$1000,
South, two-storey, 3-bedroom
house, furnished $80 000,
unfurnished $60 000. Tel. 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 home,
644-2099 Cell.
BY means of Humphrey
Nelson's Real Estate Agency,
buildings possessed of scope in
respect to turning into schools
are everywhere. Contact
Nelson's 226-8937.
AMERICA Street business apt.
Lot 17 & 18 America St. 2n" floor.
Phone 231-6811, 223-0778, Cell
629-0366. B. Persaud.
NEW Mall opening -
office/showroom. Spaces
available in middle and top
floors at 190 Church Street
(building before Go-Invest in
Church Street). Contact Sandra
226-3284, 616-8280 for
BUSY 4-corner store. Brand
new, fully equipped with 25 glass
cases, fully grilled, office,
washroom, a arm system,
telephone, 24 hours business
spot. Move in today everything
in place US$1 200 neg.
monthly. 624-8402, 227-7677.
ONE two-storey three-
bedroom executive house master
bedroom included, fully furnished
with hot & cold water. One bathroom
& two half baths, living room and
dining room, maid's room, self-
contained room with two garages.
Situated in Bel Air Park. Tel. 225-
8986 or 225-1206.
3-BEDROOM top flat at 141
Fourth St., C/ville $50 000. Call
227-2191 & 621-4445.
EXECUTIVE houses and
apartments, furnished and
unfurnished. Business place in
Brickdam and Duncan Sts. Call
FURNISHED rooms for
working individual, also one
furnished three-bedroom, top
flat. Tel. # 621-3865, 622-4429.
ONE two-bedroom upper flat
in Pike Street, Kitty.' Preferable a
couple. Contact Tel. # 623-3238
or 220-6121. After 6 pm.
ROOMS and apartments to
let. Contact Elizabeth, Lot 51
Middle Road, La Penitence or
Telephone 225-9144.
nished executive house on
double 'lot US$1 500. #
NEW one-bedroom apt.
in quiet suitable for. single
working girl. Price $27
000. Phone 227-5852.
NEED a place.to rent or
buy urgently without paying
all that commission. Contact
Bryan 233-6160.
2-BEDROOM apartment
situated at Grove, East Bank
Demerara, with toilet and bath.
Tel. 265-3111/233-5421.
FEMALE. TEL: 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS).
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
fully grilled, toilet and
"bathroom, built-in wardrobe,
cubboard, water, lights,
telephone jack.Tel. 226-3033.
building (3) bedrooms upper
and or lower flats, parking and
telephone. Queenstown. Call
ONE lower business flat situ-
ated at Lot 1 Non Pariel, Area
A, East Coast Demerara. Ap-
ply to Jerome Fredericks at
same location.
2 TWO-bedroom apartments
in excellent condition with 24 hrs
water in Gamett St., Campbellville.
Price $40 000 neg. Call 225-6574.

GREIA Elevated bottom
flat, Subryanville 2 rooms, one
A/C, meshec! 1 & fully
furnished L -: ", iel 225-
4398, 641-8754.
FULLY furnished 1 & 2-
bedroom apartments. Air
conditioned, hot & cold, parking
space to rent. For overseas visitor.
Tel. # 218-0392.
ONE fully furnished air
conditioned 2-bedroom
apartment with 24 hrs water and
located in Kitty. Contact 225-
6574. Price $50 000 neg
OFFICE space, conveniently
located at 37 Croal & Camp Sts.,
Stabroek. Price negotiable. Contact
Odessa 226-5131, 226-0523, 640-
top flat apartment in excellent
condition. Fully grilled at 94
Shell Road, Kitty $45 000
per mth. Contact Oma 643-
THREE-bedroom semi-fur.
executive type property,
Queenstown US$800, three-
bedroom top flat $35 000,
three-bedroom bottom flat $30
000, Newtown. Wills Realty -
227-2612, 223-1877.
commercial properties furnished
and unfurnished. Prices ranging
from $35 000 to US$3 000. Contact
Carmen Greene's Realty.
Telephone 226-1192, 623-7742.
SOUTH 3-bedroom (top) -
$45 000, (phone & parking), Ogle
3-bedroom (upstairs)- $35 000,
(parking)- Kitty 2-bedroom
(upstairs $45 000, Kitty $30
000, Brickdam $23 000, Garnett
St. (parking) $40 000, Newtown
(1-bed apts.) $25 000 & $27
000, Campbellville (upstairs) -
$30 000, Charlotte St. $25 000
Smyth St., (3-bed upstairs) $30
000, Eccles $
ONE three-bedroom bottom
flat, semi-fur., Atlantic Ville $35
000, one two-bedroom bottom flat,
Lacytown $25 000, one fully fur.
bottom flat, MMC electronic
Security System, Meadow Brook
Gardens $50 000, one two-
bedroom upper and lower apts.,
D'Urban Backlands, fully fur., -
US$800, Middle and upper flat,
suitable for business residence in
Central Georgetown US$1000,
2000 sq. ft of space, suitable for
School, Church, wholesale and
retail outlets, etc. Wills Realty 227-
2612, 223-1877.
BEL AIR PARK: Very nice 3-
bedroom, fully furnished,
generator US$1 500, another
4-bedroom, fully furnished -
GARDENS: 2 very nice senior
executive residences US$2 500
3-bedroom unfurnished -
US$900 and a large 4-bedroom
furnished US$1 200. PLUS
Bonds, office space all over. Call
226-7128, 615-6124.
3-BEDROOM top flat, fully
grilled, private yard. Available for
married or working couple only.
Contact R. Bacchus, 13 Mc Doom
Village, next to Post Office.
ONE 2-storey, four-bedroom
house. Master bedroom
included, Gym, office, laundry
room, spacious living room and
dining room. For more info.,
contact tel. # 222-4239.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent.
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/
FOR overseas guests -
house, furnished flats, rooms,
house and apartment. Self -
contained and AC. Contact C &
S Night Club. Tel. 227-3128, cell
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat
concrete and wooden house.
Situated at John Street,
Newburg, with modern facilities
such as car park, water, electricity.
Contact Nicola 225-4099, 623-
ONE large spacious concrete
bond 56' x 39'. Suitable for Factory,
Processing Plant or Storage Area.
Fully fenced, concrete and driveway
for container. Contact R. Bacchus,
13 Mc Doom Village, next to Post
PLEASE check out our
furnished apartments. Quiet
and comfortable, long term,
short term, also 4 hrs, 6 hrs, etc.
We take bookings. Call 223-2173
or ask for Loraine. Hrs 9 am 5
pm. 226-1933.

FOR immediate lease on
Northern Hogg Island 200 acres
of cultivated rice land i..,. I ;ili
rice mill complete i, 1. I,-i j
floor and dryer. Also tractor,
combine, bulldozer for sale.
Contact: 626-1506/225-2903.
Serious enquiries only.
BEL Air Park: Diplomatic
residence, fully secured, hot &
cold water, Satellite Disn,
generator, convenient parking, in
close proximity to Supermarket,
gas station, etc. Serious
enquiries only. No agents -
US$1 500 neg. Contact 226-
1769, 612-3607.
KITTY $35 000, C/ville $45
000, Alberttown, executive places,
furnished US$1 000, Bel Air Park
US$1 200, Lamaha Gardens,
Prashad Nagar US$900, AA
Eccles, Turkeyen Gardens,
Subryanville, Bel Air Gardens,
Sheriff Street, Happy Acres, Office
Spaces Middle Street, Kingston,
Church Street, Business places -
Sheriff Street, Regent Street, Camp
Street, Bond spaces many others.
Mentore/Singh Realty 225-1017,
TEL. 227-1988, 623-6431,
270-4470, EMAIL:
TODAY". Non Pariel $40 000/
$50 000, Greenfield Park (4
bedrooms) unfurnished -
US$1 000, Bel Air Park -
US$800/US$1 500, Camp St.
- US$500, Eccles Industrial
Site upper flat, Happy Acres -
US$500/$1 200/$2 500,
Queenstown US$500/$1
000, Kitty fully furnished -
US$500, Atlantic Gardens -
US$800/US$1 000/US$1 0$1 500,
Bel Air US$1 000, Eccles AA
- US$1 000, Caricom Gardens
- US$1 200, Le Ressouvenir
- US$2 500, Eccles/Lusignan
- $30 000, Alexander Village
- Bond space $75 000, AA
Eccles, La Flora Gardens -
US$1 500, fully furnished 3-
storey building US$800,
Republic Park, F/F US$2
000, apartments, fully
furnished US$25 daily,
Section 'K' C/ville US$2
000, Alberttown (any type of
businesses) three offices -
$65 000, Camp St., second
house by itself $60 000,
brand new top flat 3-bedroom,
etc. residential $65 000. Office
- $75 000. Queenstown
executive 7-bedroom house
selling or renting, ordinary flats
(low income $30 000 each.
Prestigious letting) from US$1
000 to US$3 500. Properties for
sale (prestigious) from $15M to
$63M. Middle of the road. From
$10M $15M. Wanted most
urgently twelve buildings
possessed of potential in respect
to turning into schools to let.
Huge building 22 000 sq. ft.
Ideally suitable for school (large)
city location. Same likely to carry
over 2000 children. Lands for
sale. Viz. Courida Park,
prestigious land (corner 11 000
sq. ft) for the affordable more
importantly the right type of
prospective purchaser price
negotiable. Further. At Land of
Canaan 11 also 87 acres from
road to Lamaha Canal. Best of
all, viz 247 acres for diversified
purposes at West Bank of
Demerara, extraordinarily prime
spot. Two miles from city (East
Bank Demerara) wonderful hotel
site. Two huge concrete
buildings executive rating
thereon., Extra land. Price right
up USA's way. Wanted. Double
house lots not withstanding small
also. Finally do remember that
Humphrey Nelson's Realty is
unprecedented pioneer Real
Estate Agency in respect to
renting school buildings. The
first being "The New Guyana
School". Tel. 226-8937 thus
establishing that purposeful Real
Estate is unique mission of world
pioneer Real Estate Agency's
Advocate among nations of
which the stamp of
acquiescence, human habitat
settlement promotion in
conjunction with Aids Awareness
both having birth 18 years gone
by Notably Humphrey Nelson's
- 226-8937.

KEYHOMES 23-4267.
GREIA. Cummings Street
T ,1
PRIME location. 3-storey
11 iin Carmnichael St.
-.11 '..--6805.
NEW executive -
Continental Park. $25M.
Keyhomes 223-4267.
executive, modern, diplomat.
Keyhomes 223-4267.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4 houses:.
Persons interested please call 333-
2420 Price negotiable.
CANAL NO. 2, North Section -.
3-bedroom house (concrete &
wood). Tel. 263-5739.
MINI Super Market. 69
Hadfield St. & Louisa Row,
Werk-en-Rust, G/town. Call
PROPERTIES to buy/rent
urgently. Guaranteed no high
commission. Call Bryan on 233-
CUMMINGS Lodge, 4-
bedroom. Wood/concrete -
$14M negotiable. Tel. # 613-
5735 or 263-6043.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom'
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable:
Call: 223-4938.
Restaurant. 22 Lyng &
Evans Streets, Charlestown,
G/town. Call 227-7818, Cell
2 BUILDINGS in D'Urban St.;.
Wortmanville, bet. Hardina St.'
& Louisa Row. Vacant
possession. Tel. 622-6000.
CUMMING'S Lodge $12M,'.
Industry $8.5M, Ogle $8M,
Blygezight $11M & property on
double lot $20M, Duncan St. -
$12M, Meadow Bank $5M, Broad
St. $7.5M, Kitty $7.5M, Triumph
- $8.5M, Subryanville, Eccles. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
BRAND NEW executive four-
bedroom house $25M, Bel Air
Park $23.5M, Prashad Nagar,-
$16M, Oleander Gardens -
$65M, Robb Street, Croal
Others Mentore/Singh Realty -
225-1017, 623-6136.
MUST sell. Owner leaving
country. Werk-en-Rust. Very small
two-storey building. Tiny
bedrooms. (4) four. Front. Scope
for business. Open to a
reasonable offer. Area. (Hadfield
Street) (2) for sale. Several stalls
at Bourda Market. Queenstown
prime area front concrete two-
storey building residence top 3-
bedroom, etc. Business below
$12M negotiable. Nelson's -
TURKEYEN Rd./Railway
Embankment corner 2-storey
property on double lot. Cconiacr
Savitri. 642-4703.
ONE two-flat, three-
bedroom, business/residential.
property in Barr St., Kitty. Foi
more info., call 226-6013.
KITTY two properties-
$11M neg. Lodge. Land $2.5M.
HOUSES $4.5M and $3M. Tel.
ONE transported wooden.
and concrete property measuring
- 22 x 50 x 8 at Lusignan, ECD.
Call Indra on 220-0046 or 613-,
2 PROPERTIES selling
together 21 Prince William St.,
Plaisance, ECD. 7 buildings from
Public Rd. $12.5M. Tel. 222-
3935, 222-6107.
SECTION 'C' Enterprise,
ECD. Transported 2-bedroom
(concrete) unfurnished, vacant
possession, telephone, light, 40
x 80. $2.7M neg. Tel. 633-0897,
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's.
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot)
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens:.
vacant new 2-storcy concrete/
wooden 3-bedroom mansion,
fully grilled, garage $8M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.

ECCLES AA Residential
vacant 2-storey concrete 6-
bedroom. 4-toilet/bath
mansion. land 5 000 sq. ft -
$22M neg. Ederson's 226-
CANAL No. 1 Polder: new
2-storey 4-bedroom concrete
building on 15 acres land with
bearing citrus and fruit trees -
$14M. Ederson's 226-5496.
NEWTOWN, Kitty: front
concrete/wooden 6
bedrooms/back concrete &
wooden 4 bedrooms with all
modern conveniences $9M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
Road: concrete 2-storey 4-
luxurious bedroom, building -
28'/60', land,- 43'/180' $25M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
EAST Bank Demerara :7
/2 acres land 650 citrus &
coconut trees, residence.
workers house $13.5M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
2-storey concrete mansion,
overlooking the Atlantic, roof
garden, swimming pool,
Sunday big lime $35M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
FRIENDSHIP riverside: 4
house lots, 2-storey residential
building, chicken farm with all
equipment $15M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
URGENTLY needed:
Commercial, residential
buildings for sale/rent. Atlantic
Gardens, Happy Acres,
Queenstown, Prashad Nagar.
Ederson's 226-5496.
CRANE/La Union, WCD:
front 2-storey, 4-bedroom
concrete & wooden/back, 2-
storey, 4-bedroom building -
$6M. Ederson's 226-5496.
Caricom: 2-storey concrete &
wooden 5 bedroom property.
Land 50'/100' build another -
$11.2M neg. Ederson's 226-
Overseas/Local Investors:
invest wisely new 33 luxurious
suite self hotel. Ederson's -
St vacant new concrete
building 6 bedroom with tubs.
Jacuzzi, parking $16M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
EAST Bank Demerara:
public road to river. Ideal large
ships, restaurant, pool table -
$12.5M neg. Ederson's 226-
QUEENSTOWN: 2-storey
5-bedroom,-2 AC, 2 toilets and
baths, bottom sitting, dining,
kitchen, 3 cars parking $16M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
PATTENSEN/Turkeyen: 2
bedroom concrete cottage,
living & sitting room, land 40/
80' $2.5M neg. Ederson's -
vacant 3-storey building. Ideal
luxurious suite, insurance,
doctors clinic. Inspection
anytime. Ederson's 226-
5853, 640-0929. South -
$10M, $12.5M, house and
land $15M, George Street -
$4M, North Ruimveldt $8.5M.
BUSY 3-corner, business &
mansion on triple lot, centrally
located at Middle & Cummings
Streets, Alberttown. Practically
new building, equipped with
modern features. Must see.
Call 227-7677, 624-8402 Mr.
BEL AIR PARK $20 million,
million. Old Eccles $13
million. TELEPHONE 218-
KITTY $7M, C/ville -
$11M, Bel Air Park $18M &
$24M, Prashad Nagar $16M
neg., Queenstown $13.5M,
Lamaha Gdns. $19M,
Continental Park $25M neg.,
Eccles 'AA' $19M, Regent St.
- $45M. Robb St. $30M.
Contact Carmen Greene's
Realty. Tel. 226-1192, 623-



YOUR thoughts are
what manifest. The prices
of properties have
dropped 25% 25% now,
Kitty $8.8M; 2-family,
Queenstown $11M;
Meadow Brook $12M; 3-
family in Kitty $12M;
Land in Kitty; Stevedore
H/S $3M; Bel Air
Gardens US$350 000;
New Providence, 3 house
lots. Phone Ms. Denese
Tucker #225-2626/231-
2064/225-2709 or Ms
repairs. UPPER FLAT: L
shaped veranda, three
bedrooms with A/C units and
closets, one self-contained.
LOWER FLAT: Fully tiled with
front and back patio, A/C,
sitting room. Beautiful kitchen
equipped with upper and
lower cupboards and kitchen
Island. Shoe closet, toilet and
bath and laundry room, hot
and cold system with
pressurised pump, security
lights $14.5M. G & I REAL
ESTATE Tel. 622-5853, 640-
BEL Air Park (corner) -
$12M, South $5M, $7M &
$8.5M, Kitty $6M,
Campbellville $4M, $6M,
Cummings St. (corner) -
$9M, LAND Diamond -
$360 000, Bent St. $1.5M,
Queenstown $3.5M, North
Rd. (by market) -$14M. Call
HAPPY ACRES: Exquisite,
modern, new 4-bedroom, 2 living
rooms, play room, lock up
garage, lots of space for
entertainment, really a gift at -
bedroom concrete US$150
000. HIGH STREET: 3-storey
concrete on good comer US$350
000 and lots more all over. Call
226-7128. 615-6124.
LARGE 5-bedroom
property on extra large lot.of
land. Parking for 3 cars, air-
conditioned rooms,
completely fenced. Large
storage bond. Immediate
vacant possession. Excellent
property for rental. Income for
local overseas Guyanese.
Priced for quick sale at $10M.
Contact Ms. Khan on 624-
4839, 628-2768.
LOT 8 Princes St.,
Werk-en-Rust, 2nd :u,i jr,.
North of Camp Street suit-
able for any business your
dream home going cheap.
Call 226-6017.
2-STOREY business!
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Cahje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264. 339-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be
negotiated. Call 333-2990
or after hours 333-3688.
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suits 2 families.
Property investor. Land 48' x
141. worth viewing. Mrs. Y Wilson
-ONE new (2) two-storey
concrete building with telephone
and garage $13.9M neg. -
corner spot, Kiskadee Drive,
South Ruimveldt Gardens. Call
GREIA Diamond Housing
Scheme S2.5M, $3.5M,
Triumph, ECD $8M, Meadow
Bank, EBD $5M. Coghlan
Dam, WBD S4M. Tel. 225-4398,
S22M: Prashad Nagar -
S15M: Queenstown $20M;
Eccles $19M; Meadow Brook
Garden $9M: Happy Acres -
25M. Call 223-1582 or 612-
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house. South Ruimveldt
Gardens,. .CQora.ct Rocalid c,
662-5033 or Samantha on 624-
1370. No reasonable offer
refused. Vacant possession.

GREIA BOURDA, business
$35M, Cummings St., large
concrete $25M, Lamaha Gdns.
$16M, $20M, Friendship, EBD
$20M, Tucville $13M, Princes
St., corner $10M, Thomas St. -
3-storey concrete $20M. Tel.
225-4398, 641-8754.
HOUSE on Ecdes Public Road -
$8M; brand new 2-flat concrete house,
in excellent condition,. D'Urban St.;
3-bedroom house in South R/veldt
Gardens- $8.5M; one-flat 3-bedroom
concrete house, East R/veldt.
Success Realty. 223-6524/628-
ONE three-storey building -
33.000 sq. at Parika. Ideal for hotel,
store, hospital or any other type of
business, etc. Any reasonable price
would be considered. Contact Len's
at Sheriff St. For further information,
Tel. 227-1511. N.B.: Extra land to
extend building or new one.
NEW Market St. $17.5M,
Princes St. $6.5M, Broad St.,
Charlestown $6.5M, Annandale
South $1.3M. LAND: Nismes WBD
- $1.2M, Dakara Creek $8M,
Yarrawkabra $8M, $6M. CALL
- 223-6346, 263-7110, 618-6033.
MODERN ranch type four-
bedroom house with master, etc.
and all modern facilities
including two phone lines
reduced from $22 million to $16
million. Owner leaving country.
Must see. And others from $7.5M
to $100M. Roberts Realty 227-
7627 Office, 227-3768 Home,
644-2099 Cell.
2-storey fully concreted house
5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet, hot
water tank, eating kitchen,
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806; evening 225-8410.
IN TOWN: TEL. # 225-8241, 227-
4950. AFTER HOURS 226-7829.
FOR SALE: South R/veldt $8M,
Tucville $8M, Kiskadee Drive -
$14M, East Ruimveldt $6M.
Cummings Lodge $14M, Kitty -
$7M, Happy Acres $35M. LAND
FOR SALE Agricola $1.3M,
La Grange $2M, C/ville $4M,
Kingston $8M, Charlotte St. -
$14M, Prashad Nagar $10M.
RENTALS: From $25 000 and
upwards. Guaranteed to satisfy
your needs.
TELEPHONE. 227-1988, 623-
6431, 270-4470. "HAVE FAITH
Imax Gardens $5M/$6M/$8M;
Roraima Trust $6M/20M; La
Grange $6.5M; Courbane Park
- $6.5M; Kissoon Park $7M:
Alberttown/Covent Gardens -
$12M; Stewartville $11M;
Queenstown $17M/$12M;
Eccles 'AA'- $23M; 'CC'- $6M/
$12M; Duncan St. $21M; Bel
Air Park $22M/$28M; Canal -
$15M, Happy Acres $26M;
Section 'K' Campbeliville $30M;
Len's Parika $130M; UG -
Caricom Gardens $28M;
Courida Park $42M; Atlantic
Gardens S30M/$20M/$18M;
Camp St. -$55M; Kitty $20M/
$1 8M /$1 2 M/$ 1 0 M/$8 M;
Carmichael St. $28M. Good
Hope $6.5M: Bel Air Park -
$22M/$25M/$30M; Queenstown
- $45M; Lusignan $15M;
Blygezight $18M1: Amazon.
Essequibo $12M.
SKELDON $5M, South -
$5M, Queenstown $12M, South
- $10M (Baramita Street), Kitty -
$12M, Prashad Nagar- $12M, B/
V $1M & $2M, Kitty $3.5M,
Lamaha' Gardens $15M,
Alexander Village $5M, Camp
Street $60M, Regent Street -
$30M, America Street, Atlantic
Gardens $38M, Alberttown $8M,
Grove- $5M, Sheriff Street, land
- $32M, 3-storey plan Robb
Street $30M. Triumph $1M,
$2M, Republic Park $15M,
Republic Park $30M, DeKindren
- $25M, Water Street (Land) De
Willem $10M, L -i'rv $4M.
Annandale $3.5M i. ;., East
Coast- $-12M; -new, Executive -
$26M, Berbice $25M, Bel Air
Gardens 45. nice.
Keyhomes 223-4267.

GERMAN Shepherd pups.
Vaccinated. Call Marc 227-
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla EFI.
Call 644-9266. $650 000 neg.
1 25 Yamaha engine, new
model. 1 8 Johnson engine.
Call 268-2244. Road Master.
DIESEL water pumps -
2 and 3 inch, brand new
from UK. Call 261-5403 for
MERCURY in wholesale
and retail quantities. Lowest
price guaranteed. Contact -
ONE 4-cylinder Bedford
portable welding plan, D.C.
ey start. Tel. # 265-4217. Call
ONE PVC pipe-tent, one (16"
x 20") tarpaulin, one (2 ft. x 4ft.)
glass-case. Call 223-8177 or 643-
PUPPIES .for sale.
Dachshund & Tibetians mixed. 2
months old, vaccinated. Call
1 18" ROBINSON surface
planer with 12" rip saw, fully self-
powered by engine. Tel. # 226-
Playstation, Nintendo game
systems, CDs, cartridges.
accessories. Tel. 231-1332.
TWO five-dish and one
four-dish ploughs and one trail
harrow. Ideal for rice work. Tel.
# 623-0957..
STOVE, TV, BBO grill.
Christmas decorations,
arrangement. Tel. 225-8986,
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working condition.
Contact 265-3113 or 610-6686.
paint. All colours. Telephone
# 220-1014. Lot 6A Courbane
Park, Annandal
1 SECOND hand bread slicer
240v, single phase. 318 Back St.,
Better Hope, ECD. Merzah Khan.
Tel. No. 619-5123.
EARTH for sale. Delivery
to spot. Excavating, grading
and leveling of land.
Contact 621-2160, 229-
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas,
also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Mon. to
MIXED Dachshund pups 4
months old male and female. Tel.
226-2017. 62 Brickdam,
Stabroek, Georgetown
ONE 27" Panasonic TV,
One Daewoo Twin Tub
washing machine, one Phillips
250 watts music set. Call 269-
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner. CD
Walkmans, car stereo and
DVD Player. Contact 225-
4112, 626-9264.
MANY Enlightening books.
Call Leonard on Tel. 225-0691
after 17:30 hrs or 624-1418. Help
is closer than you think.
1 USED Ricoh photocopying
machine, 1 used Husky 7-peak Hp,
80 Coal. 2-stage compressor. Tel.
ONE Leyland Double Axle
dump truck for sale. Also plenty
parts for Double Axle and ten-
ton trucks. Tel. # 623-0957.
AC UNITS brand new, 5
000 150 BTU, Kenmore brand.
Contact Juliana at 613-3319 or

BED. CALL FIZUL ON 233-2431.
1 QUINCY Compressor
(Industrial motor). New. 1
Husky 7-Peak HP 8.0 gallon,
2-stage compressor. Contact
1 4,180 gallons 5-
compartment fuel tank. Ideal for
storage or for fitting on truck. 1
75 HP outboard engine in perfect
working condition. Call 641-
0549. 226-3135.
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230 Hp diesel
engine with twin disc pto on bed.
genoer;- .. ,: .: .$1 25M .
.- l, st f ,. . i '12 diesel
with 15 ) 28 ft. purple heart sluice
SO 5M. Located Middle Mazaruni.
Call 223-5050.

STALLS for sale or rent three
in a row, prime business spot. Price
negotiable. Contact Sharon's
Boutique, Stabroek Market. Tel.
225-8986, 225-1206.

Brian Lara 400 Not
Sins of India (Adult
Accounting Software
Learn Spanish/French
A+, Network +
MS Office Training
Learn to build a
Tel: 225-1540, 622-8308
JEWELLERY moulds and
Goldsmith tools in wholesale arid
retail quantities. Contact Tampav
Trading in Newtown, Kitty. Tel. 225-
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.
FREON gas: 11, 12, 22, 502,
134A & 404A. Also Nitrous Oxide,
Argon gas & Helium for balloons.
Phone 227-4857 (08:00 h -
16:00 h), Mon. to Fri.
ELECTRIC air compressor in
excellent condition. Tel: 222-
AMPLIFIER, Equaliser,
DVD/CD Player, Double Auto
Reverse tape deck and one
pair speakers box 12-inch
speakers, compression horn,
Blask King tweeters. 622-
0267, 629-2239.
Export Vehicles: 7 150-
Tundras, Tacomas, etc. Tyres,
rims, audio equipment speakers,
DVD TV Plasma & all other
accessories from Miami. Call
Phillip Neranjan/Blackie 227-
5500, 227-2027.
DISH-washer (new).
Frigidaire 110VAC 60Hz. Price -
$95 000 (neg.). Also washing
machine parts and clothes dryer
parts. Telephone 227-0928.
1 HONDA pressure washer.
brand new: 2 drills; 1 saw; 1
Jialing motorcycle, next to new,
1 amplifier; 1 truck pump; 1
battery charger; 1 bicycle. 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).
JUST arrived from the UK
are Tractor grip 1500 x 20. Truck
Tyres and Tubes for Model M
Truck, Generators and Forklift.
etc. Contact Tel. 220-2034, Tel./
Fax. 220-1787.
ONE 15 months old German
Shepherd dog. Big boned with
long hair. Imported bloodline
and an excellent guard and
family dog. Price $95 000
(ninety-five thousand dollars).
Tel. 231-7590.
600; Alum 55 Ib $4 000. Soda
Ash 100 Ib $8 000, Sulphuric
Acid 45 gal $45 000, Granular
Chlorine, Chlorine gas. Phone 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Mon. to Fri.
SKY Universal, authorized
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up to
125 channels including Pay
Per View channels and also
Direct TV. Contact: Gray on
Tel. 227-6397/227-1151 (0).
1 COMPLETE music set with
2 amplifiers, 2 QSC, power amp, 1
Yamaha, 1 Numark mixer, 4 15"-
speakerin box, 4 12"-speaker in box.
1 4 000 watts transformer, 2
equalisers, 1 crossover. 300 CDs.
Call 661-4251.
ONE four-cylinder Ford
Cargo engine. Complete with
gear box, compressor, power
steering, pump. started'
alternator, fian- etc.-One four.--
cylinder Ford Cargo engine with
starter, alternatoi, fan. etc. Tel.
220-1068. 625-0551

FURNITURE for sale three
(3) complete beds (from US),
frame, box spring, mattress. 1
twin size, 1 full size, 1 queen
size, Two (2) Wicker Chest-of-
Drawers, three (3) sofas, one (1)
Easy Chair, Lamps, etc. 14
Coralita Ave, Bel Air Park,
between Eping Ave. & Duncan St.,
close to Sheriff.
of Eden and Craig Planning for
a bigger yield? We have pens
that can accommodate 15 000
birds and lots and lots of running
water we are situated near to a
creek, 1 Machine Shop Indus-
trial Site with an extra lot. Call
ONE 6-Cylinder Perkins
engine on bed with radiator and
8 x 6 Berkley pump, one 4-
cylinder Deutz engine 86Hp, one
4-cylinder Perkins Power Plant
85Kw 440v 220v 3-Phase, one
215 excavator swing table gear,
one 6 Hp water cool Lister with
4Kw generator, three 160 amps
star Delta contactor switch 440-
220v with ten (10) spare 160
amps contactor and timer, one
complete dragline drive clutch.
one pair used 22RB dragline
walking chain and other parts.
Contact Jeit. Tel. # 771-4187,
COMPLETE work Shop Tools.
Alignment machine with 4-post
hoist & D jack, Radiator flush
machine, JBC tyre changer, JBC
5.0 balancer, JBC brake lathe,
engine hoist, tool kits, jack stand
used, body kit, jack stand new, vice
new, vice used, battery charger, pipe
expander, mig welder, washer,
bench press, compressor 15 Hp,
pipe bender, TEC 9 2-post hoist,
tyre hoist, A/C machine, fuel
emission control'system, A/C leak
seaker. Shivraj Auto Sales, 236
David Street, Kitty. 227-2962 or
adventurous business
opportunity and a going
concerning. Taxi Service for sale
includes the following 2 AT 192,
2 Toyota Ceres, 1 Toyota G-
Touring Wagon, 8 Mobiles and
7 Hand Held Radios, Base
Antenna, 1 Active Telephone
Line Receiving calls, Base Hut
and all necessary equipment to
make service active included. All
cars and equipment in excellent
condition. Serious enquiries only
please, for pricing and more
information contact tel. 623-
1433, 624-4587 or 225-4206.
ONE Computer Operating
Drive, 735 MHz, CD Rewritable
Drive, CD Drive, Diskette Drive,
15" Monitor, Keyboard. Mouse,
Workstation, MSP56 MR
MEMORY 386. Price $90 000.
TELEPHONE NO. 231-6314.

M TRUCK. TEL: 455-2303.
TWO big reconditioned
Ford Tractors. Tel. # 623-0957.
ONE 4 x 4 left hand drive.
Excellent condition. Tel. 225-
WRANGLER Jeeps for sale.
Contact us on 263-7166.
1 TOYOTA AT 192 Carina, 1
Toyota AT 150 Carina. Tel. 226-3745.
ONE Honda CRV, PJJ series.
Tel. 225 1066, 613-9410.
ONE AE 91 Corolla. Price
$475 000 neg. Tel. 611-6773.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser
(diesel) manual. Price $4.1M.
Call 628-9274.
ONE Toyota Canter. Cabs.
chassis, Deff, Axel. etc. Tel.
220-1068, 625-0551,
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina
(excellent condition). Call
68-2244. Road Master.
2 CARS for sale 100
Sprinter, 190 Corona. Working
condition. Tel. 610-9899 or
1 DOUBLE Axle foden
container truck with trailer.
Contact 621-2671. 222-2797.
..JAG OAR'.;'-1 2 Sifis C5upe
nceds sone work. Sold as is -
$295 0000 i;io 24--802. 227-

SEADOO Jet Ski with
trailer, needs engine, otherwise
good condition $150 000
cash. Call 624-8402, 227-7677.
1 TOYOTA Tundra (white).
Going cheap. Suzuki Vitara, 4-
door. Call 227-5500, 227-2027.
1 SUZUKI Vitara, new
model, automatic, fully
powered. Price $2.1M. Call
1 RZ minibus. Excellent
condition, music, spider, etc. -
$1.3M. Contact Bharat -220-
0571, 617-2641.
Restaurant. 22 Lyng &
Evans Streets,
-Charlestown, G/town. Call
227-7818, Cell 610-5606.
1 TOYOTA Corona AT 176
Wagon. Automatic, excellent
condition. Price $775 000.
Contact 610-1111.
SMALL bus, excellent
condition, private use
-(Parika) $600 000. Tel. 614-
3615, 626-5803.
ONE Mazda Miata
Convertible car, 1992 Model.
Good condition. Tel. 225-8986,
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million. Please
contact 623-7031.
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced to
go. # 621-7445.
NISSAN Laurel model
C33. Fully loaded. Price neg.
Call # 629-7419. Monty.
Immaculate condition.
Reasonably priced. Tel. 232-
0249. 625-4969.
1 SILVER Toyota Ipsum
SUV 7-seater PHH series.
Contact 220-5699, 613-3487.
ONE Toyota Corolla AE
110 SE. Excellent condition -
$1.6M negotiable. Call 218-
ONE Nissan Maxima.
Needs work or good for parts.
Call 225-5591.
ONE Toyota Corolla AE 81.
New. sprayed, in good
condition. Asking $550 000.
Call 225-5591.
1 MITSUBISHI Canter, 3-
ton. Contact Junior on cell 627-
TOYOTA Corona AT 170,
Toyota Carina AT 170. Toyota
Corolla AE 91. Contact City Taxi
Service. 226-7150.
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer car: Fully
loaded excellent condition, careful
Driver No defect. Reasonable priced.
Call 615-5727.
1 RZ EFI mags, music.
reasonable condition. 110
Corolla Crystal light, music,
mags. Contact 627-8989. 227-
6783, 643-1469.
TOYOTA Camry SV 32 in
immaculate condition. Price
$1.4M neg. Tel. 227-1451. Cell:
AT 192 TOYOTA Carina fully
powered mags, dean, dean car. 98
Sheriff St.., C/ville. 223-9687.
WE buy on the spot, at
good price NO AGENT
PLEASE, any of these car. Used
212, AT 192, AT 170. Call 628-
1 TOYOTA Carina AT 170.
Fully powered, automatic. One
owner, never in hire. Price -
$750 000. Excellent. Call 628-
1 TOYOTA Carina AT 170.
Automatic, new engine. never
in hire. Price $800 000. Down
payment $500 000. Call 641-
9-SEATER Toyota Town
Ace YR 20 minibus. Silver grey.
Asking $425 000 negotiable.
Call 226-0362 or 227-5982.
excellent condition. Price -
$450 000 neg. Contact
Michael or Lloyd. Tel. 618-
7025 or 610-3141.
1 RZ minibus BHH
seies.. Long Base..1 AT..192
Carina, in excellent
condition. Tel. 229-6533.
613-2798 .L

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ONE Coaster bus in good
king condition. Contact
-3736 or 660-1564. No
isonable offer refused.
GREIA Toyota Tacoma.
cellent condition, added
itures. Price $3.5M
jotiable. Tel. 225-4398, 641-
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
eellent working condition,
ads body work tape deck,
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-
)d condition mag rims, stick
ar, tape deck. Tel: 626-6837
3r hours # 220-4316.
ONE Mitsubishi Canter box
.ck. Fully loaded : with
rigeration system. Ideal for
nsporting chicken, fishjor.ice.
ill 225-5591, 612-7394.
tomatic, fully powered, tape
ok, etc. Never in hire .Excellent
ndition. Tel. 270-4465, 642-
ONE Leyland D,af. Flat-
-,d Double Axle truck, in
S.od condition.' Price
gotiable. Tel. 225-536Q,
,' 6-2990.
TOYOTA Levin AE 101 4AGE
gine, 2-door, fully powered, 15"
igs, clean car. 98 Sheriff St., C/
Se. 223-9687.
TOYOTA Corona station
.igon T-130 back wheel drive,
'.;C series. Price $500 000 neg.
:11 226-2833 or 233-3122.
ONE four-cylinder Ford Cargo
k, flat-bed. Just sprayed, new tyres
Sd battery. Excellent condition.
,. 220-1068, 625-0551.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
i:.der and 330 Timber Jack
idder all are in good working
:- edition. For more information
,ntact: 264-2946.
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina -
.sellent condition, new engine.
intact 227-5488 (0), 8 am to
S0 pm. 220-8561 (after hrs.) -
FORD 150 Pick Up,13 doors,
good condition, qD/Tape
:-ayer, bubble tray, dual air
c.ig, mag rims, etc. $5~5M neg.
Tel. 220-7416, 1
ew) $400 000 down
paymentt Sprinter AI 100 -
-::1M, Carina AT 192 1- $1.3M
& PJJ $1.5M, Carina AT 170 -
3.00 000. Call 231-6236.
TOYOTA Mark 11, GX-90.
i tomatic, 54 000 Km, original,
Sst off wharf, fully loaded $2.6
r.:Ilion. Will register. Call 624-
-02, 227-7677, 225-2503.
SAAB 900 Turbo, PJJ
37, registered 2 months ago.
illy powered, autonlatic,
..cellent condition. 1'1 odner -
*-,50 000 neg. Call 624-8402.
;84. Price $2 200 000. Iony
:.ereo & CD Changer,. leather
erior, mag rims and cr'nstal
:.:hts, mileage 63 000 m.
'lephone # 623-8242.
1 NISSAN Stanzy, PCC
.01. In good working
Sndition. Price $220 000 neg.
:I. 629-0634. Must be sold.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser
198 year) Late PHH series,
manual, diesel engine, (4x4),
:cellent condition $4.2M.
S.ntact Rocky # 225-1400,
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
4 x 4). Price $1.6M.
excellentt condition,
:jtomatic, fully powered, CD
P ayer, crash bar, mag rims,
;.of rack, etc. Contact Rocky
# 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner (4 x
4) V6- EFI (Enclosed)
automatic, fully powered, A/
C. mag rims, CD Player,
music set, immaculate
-:ndition. Price $2.4M.
-ontact Rocky- # 225-1400
.:- 621-5902.
1 HONDA Vigor
executive) type car, low
.leage. Immaculate
ndition, automatic, fully
.wered, A/C, mag rims,
arm. (Right hand drive).
S-ce $1.2M. Contact Rocky
# 225-1.400 or 621-5902.

1 NISSAN Double cab Pick
Up (4x4) 4-door, manual, mag
rims, excellent working
condition. Price $850 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina
(immaculate condition).
Automatic, fully powered, A/C.
hardly used. Price $1.3M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 AE 110 Toyota Corolla
(Immaculate condition).
Automatic, fully powered. A/C,
mag rims, (PHH series). Price -
$1 350 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ (BHH series),
EFI Long base. Manual, mag
rims, music set, excellent
condition. Price $1.5M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
cab. (GJJ series) automatic,
chrome mag rims, A/C, CD Player,
Bed Liner, crystal light, side bars,
immaculate condition. Price -
$2.8M. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or. 621-5902.
TURBO) Advance Starlet.
Manual, fully powered, A/C, mag
rims, (PHH series). Immaculate
condition. Price $1.2M. (Low
mileage). Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
(immaculate condition) 3-door.
Automatic, fully powered, A/C,
chrome mag rims, CD Player, roof
rack, crash & side bars, low
mileage. Price $2.4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet (GT
Turbo) Low mileage. Manual,
fully powered, A/C, mag rims,
(PGG series). Immaculate
condition. Price $975 000.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
1 SV 30 TOYOTA Camry
(Private). Immaculate condition,
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, CD Player, LCD (DVD)
& alarm, hardly used. Price $1
450 000. Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona
(Fully light). Immaculate
condition. Automatic,. fully
powered, mag rims. Price $925
000. Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser (
1998 year) Late PHH series,
manual, diesel engine, (4x4),
excellent condition $3.7M.
Credit available. Contact Rocky
# 225-1400, 621-5902.
ONE AE 100 Toyota Sprinter
Motor car. Manual gear. Going
cheap. Owner can be contacted
on telephone No. 625-6847. After
7 pm 218-3814.619-9096.
E24 NISSAN Caravan
minibus, BHH 5519. Good
condition. Tel. #s 274-0563; 274-
0609, 624-3614. 109 Public
Road Friendship/Buxton, ECD.
(Opposite Cemetery).
series. One year old. Woman
driver. Excellent condition. Must
sell. Price $1 900 000
negotiable. Phone 226-6763
from 09:00 to 15:00 hours.
ONE Mitsubishi Gallant,
2000 yr. Model. 8 mths. old,
automatic, fully powered, leather
interior, CD Player, alarm, nickel
mags, etc. Trade in offer
available. Price $2 900 000
neg. Tel. # 628-7598.
AT 192 TOYOTA Carina, like
new, original PHH series,
automatic, fully powered, first
owner, low mileage, music, etc.
Owner leaving. Price neg. Tel.
recently repainted, manual,
being kept in very good
condition. Ideal for hire car uses.
Price $220 000 neg. Tel. 222-
3459, 621-5606.
ONE (1) Toyota Corona AT
170 (white). Never crashed, fully
powered with Sony Stereo
System, viper alarm and mag
rims. Immaculate condition. RHD
5-forward & stick gear. Price -
$950 000 neg. Telephone 223-
9532 or 614-2819.
ONE AT 150 car, fully
loaded. Immaculate condition,
with complete flare, magrims, CD
Player. Price negotiable. Contact
Carl 227-0377, cell 623-4469.
4X4 TUNDRA 4-door fully
powered with mag rims, Bed
Liner, leather seat,.crash bar,
music, black, in mint.condition.
never registered. Noreasonableoffer
refused. Contact 225-6574.

AT 192 CARINA, AE 100 Corolla
& 110 Sprinter- G-Tounng Wagon, EP
82 Starlet. Toyota extra cab Pick
Up & 4-door Toyota Land Cruiser,
Grand Vitara (2000). Amar 227-
2834, 621-6037
NISSAN Caravan Bus, 15-
seater, size, power steering,
automatic, air-conditioned
ever register, will register at
no cost to buyer. Cash $1.6
million. Perfect for family.
Call 624-8402, 227-7677,
TWO-Toyota 212 Carina, PJJ
series. One fully automatic five
months for $1 850 000. One
Stick Gear, one year old for $1
650 000. Contact Petes Auto
Sales, Lot 2 George St., W/Rust.
226-9951, 226-5546, 623-7805
or Lot 10 Croal Street 223-
6218, 612-4477.
MAZDA 929 $400 000.
Automatic fully 'loaded. Very
good condition. Contact. M.S.
Khan 263-5129, 660-7924. 38
La Grange, W.B. Demerara.
CK 11, Toyota Corolla AE 100,
Toyota Sprinter AE 100, Toyota
Corolla AE 110, USED Nissan
truck $800 000, Canter truck -
$875 OO'Nissan Laurel $900
000, Corolla Station Wagon -
$925 000, Nissan Cifero $900
000, Honda Civic $1 100 000.
Shivraj Auto Sales, 236 David
Street, Kitty. 227-2962 or 226-
ANITA Auto Sales Lot 43
Croal & Alexander Sts., 628-
2833, 227-8550. Toyota
Carina, Corona AT 190, AT
192, AT 170, AA 60, Toyota
Corolla Sprinter AE 110, AE
100, AE 81, Toyota Hi Ace, RZ
3Y, 9-seater, Honda AST01,
Toyota Camry, Mitsubishi
Galant, Lancer, Toyota Hilux
4 x 4 enclose & open tray,
Datsun Pick Up 2 x 4..
ONE Nissan 720 pick up long
tray along with spare engine.
Mint condition. Privately used -
$625 000 neg. One Toyota
Corona station wagon ET 176 -
5-door, power steering, front
wheel drive, 12 valve engine, AC,
adjustable seats, 5-seater fold
down back seat, mag rims, disc
brakes, PHIH series. Privately.
used, female driven. Good for
taxi service or personal family
use. Excellent condition -
$800 000. Owner leaving.
VEHICLES. CARS: Toyota Carina AT
192, Starlet Glanza Turbo EP 91,
Toyota Sprinter AE 110, Mitsubishi
Galant EA 1A, Toyota Cynos
Convertible, Toyota Cynos Sports
Coupe EL52. PICKUPS: (4WD),Toyota
Hilux LN 170 Exra cab (fully loaded) -
Toyota Hilux LN 100 (Diesel) Short
Base, Hilux YN 100 (gasoline) -Toyota
Hilux LN 106 (diesel) Long Base.
TRUCKS: Mitsubishi Canter2 tons open
tray. Full after sales service and financing
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110, EE
103, Honda Civic EK3 & ES1,
Toyota Hilux Extra Cab LN 172,
LN 170, RZIN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab YN 107, LN 107,
LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN
169, Toyota Hilux Single Cab -
LN 106, Toyota Hilux Surf RZN
185 YN 130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi
Canter FE 638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina AT 192, AT 212, Toyota
Marino AE 100, Toyota Vista AZV
50, Honda CRV R01, Toyota RAV
4, ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyota
Mark IPSUM SXM 15. Toyota Mark
2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla
G-Touring Wagon AE 100. Contact
Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd., Bourda, Georgetown.
Tel: 226-8953, 226-1973, 227-3185.
Fax. -227-3185. 'Ae g t .e u r-,
best'cause you de~sr.e I.ne c~ ;

ONE Taxi Driver. Tel. 222-
1 LIVE-in Maid. 16
Public Road, Kitty
1 LIVE-in Maid. 16 Public
Road, Kitty. Call 226-1531.
Contact Baby. Lot 1 B Shell Rd.
KEYHOMES # 223-4267.
NOT working Remote
televisions. Call 265-3050 or
LAYOUT Layer birds to buy.
Contact Tel. No. 225-9304, 227-
Contact Paul on Tel. # 222-
5262, 621-8514.
SCRAP Metal. Wanted
urgently. Call 617-0206, 611-
4555, 625-0406.
ONE night Dispatcher. Tel.
226-9167 or 226-9175 or 625-
ONE or two-room apt. for
single person in city or suburb.
Modern rental. Tel. 226-9410.
DOMESTIC help wanted to
take care of elderly man. Call
telephone No. 226-3944, Mc
DRIVER for Canter truck.
Apply in person with valid
Licence to BISH & SONS, 159
Barr Street, Kitty.
men. Must be able to fill, rub,
spray and weld. Call 227-8659
for more information.
SALES Clerk and Porters.
Apply with written application at
Hamson's General Store at 116
Regent Road, Bourda.
AN energetic, reliable and
trustworthy Domestic. Call 231-
2076, ask for Carol.
CONTACT 223-1682.
Preferably vegetarian, light
duties. Call Mr. Sukhdeo on
Tel. 263-5809 or 624-1569.
1609, 624-2653, 777-4126.
to make Dhal Purl. Contact
Indra Arthur, 185 Waterloo
Street. Tel. 225-2866.
1 LIVE-in Maid, 1 live-in
Waitress. Contact Bibi Jameel
Indian Style Restaurant & Bar.
Tel. 220-5244.
1 AUTO-Bodyman. Must
know to fill & spray. Preferable
from country area. Contact
Johnny or Earl. 226-0702.
SECURITY Guard with
clean employment record. Apply
in person to the Manager,
Keishar's, 5 Camp St, G/town.
ONE house to buy. Located
in or around Georgetown. Price
$3 $8 million. Please call -
644-0721 or 611-1853.
HONEST and reliable Drivers
to work at a popular Taxi Service.
Fully loaded cars, good wages. Call
226-0731, anytime.
PORTER to work on Lumber
truck. Must be mechanically
inclined. Excellent salary. Tel. 227-
7856, 625-2973.
experienced Cooks/Chefs. Apply
to Glow International Hotel. 23
Queen Street, Kitty. Tel. 227-
ONE Female Cook to work
in Interior to cook for one family.
Preferable from country area.
Tel. 223-1609, 624-2653, 624-
SALESGIRL, kitchen
staff, live-in girl from
country area. Nazeema Deli
318 East St., N/C/ Burg.
Dressers and Barbers. We have
limited amount of stations. (Rent
Son percentage)..Call 227-4075
or 227-1509.

Roti maker. Must have valid Food
Handler's Certificate. Call
between 2 and 3 pm, Mon. -
Friday on 223-2261.
ONE Auto body repair man.
Must have at least 5 yrs exp. in
filling or welding. Contact No.
233-6262, 8 am 5 pm.ONE
night Dispatcher. Tel. 226-9167
or 226-9175 or 625-0213.
EXOTIC Stretch Limousine
Company is looking for an
experienced Driver to drive
stretch limo. Salary &
commission. Apply in person -
68 Robb Street, Lacytown. Tel.
flats, apartments. All amenities
well-secured. Residential
locations. Foreign clientele -
US$500 $3 000 monthly.
Telephone 218-4956. CONRAD
HOUSE: Residential area. Fully
semi-furnished. Senior
Diplomat. Preferably a colonial-
styled house. Residential area,
fully furnished. Diplomat.
Telephone 218-4956. CONRAD
2 GIRLS to work in a Printery.
Must know to use a sewing
machine and willing to learn.
Call 229-6704, 617-2638.
ONE (1) experienced
general Domestic, 35 years and
over. Send applications and
references to P.O. Box No.
20027. Call 625-8583 between
6 pm and 9 pm Monday to
Friday. Very attractive rates.
OFFICE Assistant. Must have
motorcycle. Receptionist/Typist.
Must have at least 4 subjects at
the CXC level inclusive of
Mathematics and English
Language and 2 3 years
experience. Applicants are asked
to apply in person with
application, 2 recommendations
and Police Clearance to: The
Personnel Manager, National
Hardware (Guyana) Limited, 17
- 19A Water Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
50 SECURITY Guards &
Officers from the East Coast
as far as Mahaicony to work in
G/town. Transportation
available. Also 20 Guards from
East Bank, West Coast & West
Bank, to work those areas.
Guaranteed wages &
incentives, NIS & $1M
Insurance. Contact The
Recruiter, RK's Security
Services, 125 Regent Road,

MANAGER to work at
Hotel Purple Heart
Restaurant & Bar, Charity,
Essequibo Coast. Must have
experience. Call 615-1972 or
Porters. Apply Avinash, Ravina's
Water Street, Anand's, Avishkar,
Athina's Regent Street. Call
226-3361, 227-7829.
GUARDS, also one Driver
(Canter) between the ages
of 35 and 50 years. Apply
Avinash Complex, Water
Street. Tel. 226-3361, 227-
to teach English, Social
Studies, POA, POB, Office
Proc and at Common
Entrance Level (Part-time).
Call 231-2076. .
ONE live-in Maid to
work on ranch and Io6k
after house at Mahaicony
River $20 000 monthly.
Contact 192 Duncan St.,
Newtown, Kitty. 225-
Hairdresser. Must know tb do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please contact.
Tel. 223-5252 or 628-3415.
unfurnished bedroom
apartment for single male.
Preferably in Kitty area. Price
range not higher than $15
000 per month. Contact Cell
BOYS to work in Bodywork
Shop. Must be.ablp to weld
& fill. Experienced necessary.
Call 226-7576 Andrew or
come in at 82 'Sheriff &
Dadanawa Sts., Section 'K',
URGENTLY wanted one
attractive experienced
Receptionist/Cleaner. Male
or female. Apply with
written application, 1
recommendation, 2
passport size pictures, be
1 yrs & older, attractive
salary to work at a hotel.
227 South Rd., Lacytown,
G/town. 226-2852.
TRINIDAD Babysitter
required. Age under 30 only.
Ticket will be paid for.
Applications without recent
Photo will not be
acknowledged. Also needed
a tradesman and carpenter
for short term contracts. Mail
to: Mr. Maraj, P.O. Box 5866
Trinidad. West Indies.

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INDIA innings
V. Sehwag b Maharoof 14
M. Dhoni bDilhara 2
Y. Singh c sub. b Dilhara 12
R. Dravid b Chandana 54
M. Kalf c Muralitharan
b Fernando 8
S. Raina Ibw b Muralitharan 0
V. Rao c Sangakkara
b Muralitharan 38
I. Pathan c Jayawardene
b Muralitharan 21
H. Singh not out 21
Z. Khan run-out 20
A. Nehra not out 1
Extras: (lb-6, nb-2, w-6) 14
Total: (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 205
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-22, 3-44, 4-63,
Bowling: Maharoof 9-0-27-1 (nb-1,
w-1), Dilhara 10-2-31-2 (w-1),
Fernando 10-1-61-1 (nb-1, w-1),
Muralitharan 10-1-33-3 (w-3),
Chandana 5-0-26-1 (w-1), Dilshan 3-
0-14-0, Arnold 3-0-7-0.
SRI LANKA innings
K. Sangakkara Ibw b Pathan 14
M. Atapattu run-out 29
M. Jayawardene b Khan 15
T. Dilshan Ibw b H. Singh 17
R. Arnold b H. Singh 22
S. Jayasuriya not out 43
L. Dilhara b Pathan 21
U. Chandana c Dhoni b Khan 11
F. Maharoof not out 23
Extras: (b-4, lb-3, w-7) 14
Total: (for 7 wickets, 48.2 overs)209
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-55, 3-60, 4-
Bowling: Pathan 10-2-43-2 (w-1),
Khan 10-1-32-2 (w-2), Nehra 10-1-
'34-0 (w-1), H. Singh 10-0-44-2 (w-2),
Sehwag 8-0-45-0 (w-1), Raina 0.2-0-

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Demerara, who passed away on July 31, 2000
at the age of 93.

God saw him getting tired so He put His loving arms around him and
whispered "come with me" with tear filled eyes we watched him fade away. -
Although we loved him dearly
We could not make him stay. Lord keep your arms around him and in your loving care.
Make him rest very peaceful, completely free from fear. A golden heart stopped beating.

Hard working hands at rest. God has broken our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

Sadly missed by his children: Gladys, Rudolph, Patrick,
Brinsley, Shirley, Una, Claudette, Lennox, Cicel, Joyce, Patsy,
Elsa, Marlyn, Juann, Thelma and Lynette, and many

aI h friends. A

In loving memory of our
Sdear mother and
grandmother IRENE B.
CONWAY who died on
August4, 1995.

STree oflife
Each leaf must fall
The green, the gold, the great,
Each one in God's own time,
With perfect loveHe gather
For everything there is a s
And a time for every matter uno
And all that remains is in a memory

S Inserted by her daughter

L Rest in peace.

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der heaven
y too beautiful

ers, son &

The children, grandchildren, '
great grandchildren,
brothers, "sisters andm
relatives of the late I
MADAI of 41 Virginia
Village, Cane Grove E.C.D,

Who \as called to the great beyond on July 7, 2005
would ike to express their sincere and heartfelt thanks to
everyone who sent cards telephoned. visited, assisted
and sympathized with them during their time of

Special thanks to the Pastor and members of the Cane
Grove Word of Faith Ministnes, Pandits Tulsteram and
Vinod. Vibert Parvattan and staff of Fogarty's LTD. loyal
friends of the Guyana Post Office Corporation, Dr
Neehaul Singh Dr. Fred Sukhdeo. Dr MAohan Persaud,
Dr Budhu. William Ramah ar.d family Compton and
Linda Lakraj and the entire community, of Virginia Village
Sand Cane Grove m

In loving and cherished memory
of our dear wife,. mother,
grandmother and sister BIBI
Squatting Area, Enterprise, ECD,
who departed this life on July 31,
2004 at the age of 60.

One year has passed since that sad day
S When our beloved one was taken aw y
A heart of gold stopped beating
Two smiling eyes closed to rest ,. -
,-. 4llah broke our hearts to prove to u. .
He only takes the best
--' ., Our hearts still ache in sadness
t And secret tears still flow
N, What it mean to lose you
S No one will ever know
We love you very much mummy.

Sadly missed and always remembered by your
loving husband Hasrat Alli, (3) three children Tony,
Zyrina and Terry, in-laws Bibi, Sunil and Linda, (4)
four grandchildren Johnny, Sophia, Asheanna and
Sayead, brothers and sisters of Canada and other
relatives and friends of Canada & Guyana.

May Allah grand her soul eternal rest. .,
Innaa Lillaahi Wa Innaa Ilaihi Rajioon. i
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In loving memory of
'.. aka CHAMPA u'ho
died on July 29, j

Ten years have passed since that sad day you departed
Your memory will be forever in our hearts,
P'eminilia us of your love, warmth, kindness and caring love
You taught us respect for others
We will cherish your memories, share your love
Sadly missed by children: Debbie, Desiree,
Merlyn, Sunil, Sharda, Sharon, Annie.
Grands: Andre, Ryan, Shabana, Sadeek,
,Armeer, Dillon. Chris, Karis. Elija. Seenm.-i
[,lar'y-,Ann. l.chael, M ad,_nna. ,.nil,
Orlando Lisa, Jonathan. Joihu, David.
S 'Sasha Kesha, Malihssa, lzatasha lan.
S Greatl rands' Paul Randy, Leeojr
S May God grand you eternal life.


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July, 2004,in the U.S.A.
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One year has passed since that sad day
When our beloved one was called awal., ,' --.
God saw you were getting tired. .
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his harms around you
And whispered come to me,
'"ith careful eyes we watched you ".' 'P
And saw you pass away,
Allh,:ugh we loved you dearly,.
We could not make you stay,
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God broke our hearts to prove
To us He only takes the best.

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THE Guyana Cricket Board
(GCB) under the auspices of
former International Cricket
Council (ICC) Match Ref-
eree, Barbadian Cammie
Smith, held a one-day match
referee seminar at the
Georgetown Cricket Club
(GCC) pavilion for budding
match referees in, the country.
SSecretary of the GCB, Bish
Panday, who declared the semi-
nar open yesterday said that as
far as the GCB is concerned
they are looking for a core body
of match referees.
He said that the board is
looking to change their ways of
selecting match referees for
matches, stating that the job is
too critical for them to just ap-
point a match referee based on
the location of the match or re-
wards for having served the
game in some other way.
"Match referees cannot
be appointed as a form of re-
ward because someone might
have served the game in some
capacity, match referees can-
not be appointed as a form of
geographic standing, it is too
important a position for us to
go down that road.
We have to move in the di-
rection of having five or six,
whatever the number, good qual-

ity match referees, so when you
make decisions it will be able to
withstand the scrutiny of the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WIBC)," Panday said.
He noted that the only way
that a match referee can perform
his/her duties is by understand-
ing the rules and laying them
down fittingly.
"A match referee is not a
person that will just sit through
a match with some rules and
regulations and hope that noth-
ing happens that he would have
to adjudicate upon and if some-
thing were to happen to take a
passive attitude and just let it
slide and go on to the next day's
A match referee is in charge
of the game, outside the umpires
of course, and he must be in a
position at any time to rule and
adjudicate," Panday told the
Smith, a former Barbados
and West Indies opening bats-
man and a former director of
the WICB, said that having
good referees at the regional
level helps with the develop-
ment of cricketers.
"If players in the West
Indies aspire to play interna-
tional cricket then you have to
play under match referees at in-

terational level, so I think its.
necessary to have them exposed
to capable referees at the domes-
tic stage so that when they
reach the International stage
they know what is expected of
them (referees)," Smith con-
The 72-year-old, who
played his first first-class match
representing Barbados at the
Bourda ground in 1951 at the
age of 18, told those present at

just because they have come
from a particular region that
they must do a job, it's most
important to have people who
can perform and perform very
well," the former cricketer noted.
Among areas discussed
yesterday were: roles of a
match referee, understanding
the code of discipline, its im-
plications and interpretation,
both the West Indies and ICC
codes, WICB domestic play-

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FORMER ICC Match Referee Cammie Smith makes a point.
Next to him is GCB secretary Bish Panday. (Winston
Oudkerk photos)

the seminar that match referees
must be effective.
"We want people who can
perform properly, no.t people

ing conditions, the ICC play-
ing conditions the rules and
regulations and hearing and
disciplinary procedures.


PARTICIPANTS listening attentively at yesterday's one-day seminar.

Ben:pj, cops fJkirst

From back page
Edwards second and Leoni
Cipriani third.
The race started on time
from the bridge at the turn into
the ferry selling and immedi-
ately a bunch with Allen,
McKay, Fowler, Niles, Lovell
and Andrew Persaud broke
away on a road wet from
It started to rain at Bath
Settlement, some 12 km into
the race, easing a little five
km down. After 20 km it
stopped but showered again
shortly after, then stopped
two kilometres later.
Quarter-way at Lichfield,
the bunch remained the same,
through to Abary Bridge. But
from 40 km al Burma. Bently
nld(! S i;on who li;! broken'
away Irom the second hunch.
began closing in and Iwo
kilometres later in Novar, con-
nected with the leading bunch.
which was going at a steady 42
But at Zealand after 55 km,
they slowed to 25 kmh. Simon

tried to attack and three surged
ahead, but the others connected
again, while one man was
dropped. They were again at a
steady 42 kmh clip.
Bently probably signalled
his intentions by crossing the
Mahaica Bridge first to take the
prime prize then with 20 km
left in the race, he made his
move from Enmore.
The rest of the bunch
slowed to 20 kmh but burst
back into life shortly after at
Paradise, where Allen surged
ahead of the rest. Simon was in
third place at Enterprise, two
kilometres later.
At Coldingen, Bently in-
creased the lead to about 200
metres while McKay, Simon
and Niles connected with
Allen in Buxton. Two others
Siere dropped there.
At Sparendnamn. seven
kilometres to the finish. the
bunch increased their pace. clos-
ing in on Bently at Atlantic
Villc. Allen led the allack froni
there. narrowing the gap. By
Conversation Tree. two
kilometres to the finish; Bently

visibly relaxed, then widened
the gap again to the finish.
Allen was in the lead for
the bunch going into
Carifesta Avenue, Simon
took over at Ayangania, back
to Allen, then the real sprint
exploded by Carifesta Sports
Complex, with McKay and
Niles pipping Allen on the
The time for the course
during the Independence
three-stage race was 2:33:22
hours set by Alonzo Greaves
who won the stage, and
Aubrey Gordon. It was the
first tim e he Mahaica and
Mahaicony bridges were of-
ficially used, opening a new
course for Rosignol-
Georgetown stage. Bently
bettered thai tlne by 14 min-
tIlU ', 2 1 M,"'1CO ].
This (hi,' annual Flying
Ace race was staged from
Rosignol to Georgetown for
the first time; the first two
being run from Hopetown to
Abary Bridge, returning to
Hopetown for the finish over
80 km.

MacGill hits

out at

England hype
Stuart MacGill believes
England were distracted
.by media hype in their
crushing 239-run defeat
in the first Ashes Test.
He said: "If I was En-
gland, I'd spend more time
concentrating on what I
was doing rather than tell-
ing people what I was do-
ing and how good I was
doing it.
"There have been
way too many people
looking to provide the
"It's a long way down
once you reach the heights
England has reached in the
press the last couple of
In Ith' hdais leading up
to the Lord"s Test. Mat-
thC\\ Ilo"gard hinted that
Australian bowlers Glenn
McGrath and Shane Warne
night be past their besl.
The pair went oil to
take 15 wickets between

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of Match Referees Panday

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The Guyana TCL Under-16 cricketers with their manager and coach pose for this Winston Oudkerk photo shortly
before leaving for St Vincent and the Grenadines.

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NAHrONA- L Ui-19 crichel
team coach. Hubern F~an-. is
quite confident about hks
bo%%Iing altach- but expre,;ses
a bit ofea~ution %%hen it comer
to the batting.
The Gmau\n.l U-10 tcim
alonaz mlth E\:an, and inamvl~er
Alvini Jo~hn-lon. deparied iheh
p:ortTrimehrl. Ne rieida% monimllli ,
i., do, hm~le in iheE TCL Grouprl
\ke~i Indies Under- ll Chjllenec
in St \-inceni -Lnd ihe Gire~nadine%
i -in, quitc conlidem Lh.-.[l

the -quad is- going to d-o v-ecll,
count of i~ theinliehe;\,. I am .1I bit
-kepticjl abv~.ui the hrsiitino: thei

Bans~ noted
B~ans;. ho%%cC\er. i? ho)PInI:
LI,3t the foulr ie'rumin- pliFer; in
the ide, three of %k honi are.I~i
I.nci%%n for their hauing, :,.-uld
-;liepherd d-ie ,ide .k, hen ncc,?4.ti,.
"The returning Cla,,ir, are
.1 ke)c pai ii of hi- touinnmviont

the cither -u\, to eet themen
h!Iped-up, o the., Cvuld d o [he
10b," me coi.-ich .lid
E% -n- l noted dim3 he hj'
confidence; in hiis bo\e rcr and
,aj he i, irihei impie-,rred %% ith
off-sppinner Ch\ o Andt ie v ho
laut %%eei. In PLIO 'A [vie 11 .1ule
leg--~pinnerr Dainne Nor~i~dn

ond ,eaj j ct-.jch o f the ri iiion a]
19 teanil. c\en thouoh ta lciillred
ill1I ha\te Imoo ;hc-es I.-, filll
The coach said [haj: last
ioam v~Le a; i fars t-c uterL`
one vii pjpcr. but thi- \ it's'
oticid iejni bl ut o~nlN their per,-

Both mianager - I% mi
johnson and captain Lcenp.
,Johnson merre optimistic 0.".'
theii- comments abo~llt
Gui ana'i chance-s in a pi.-v% iotel,
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SBy Isaiah Chappelle

DE Bently made his move
,m Enmore to win the first
3signol-Georgetown road
-e, staged by Flying Ace
;cling Club and sponsored
Former National athlete
:avin Henry, yesterday,
-shine off nearly 15 min-

utes from the course record.
Bently crossed the finish
line alone, on Carifesta Avenue,
in two hours 18 minutes 58 sec-
onds, followed by Warren
McKay, Junior Niles, Darren
Allen and Tony Simon.
The others in the top ten
who received prizes were Lear
Nunes, John Charles, Wayne De

Abreu, Gerald Fowler and
Sherwin Osboume.,
Bently claimed four
prime prizes, and Niles,
Fowler and McKay secured
two each.
Allen was the first junior to
cross the finish line, with Eybo
Orford second and Shane
Boodram third, while Kennard
Lovell was the top rider for the

Veterans, ahead of Linden
Blackman and Virgil Jones.
Fourteen-year-old Javed
\Mohamed rode a Herculean race,
finishing the 100 km route, long
before 13-year-old Enzo
Matthews. They were given a
five-minute start ahead of the
main bunch, which started catch-
ing them, one by one, then-
Mohamed held on with the front

bunch up to Calcutta,
Mahaicony, over 50 km into the
race. He claimed no prize be-
cause there was no juvenile cat-
However, organiser
Randolph Roberts told the
young riders that he would
present them with special tro-
phies for their effort, next

There were two BMX cat-
egories, with the riders start-.
ing from Plaisance and
Johnatan Fagundes placed
first in the 9-12 division,
Romario Bhagwandin second
and Jason Pollydore third,
while-Shako Rowe was first
in the 12-14 division, Kevin

HERCULEAN effort: Juveniles Enzo Matthews (left) and
Javed Mohamed completed the 100 km course. (Quacy
Sampson photos)

ALL the winners: First-placer Jude Bently is fourth from left standing, while organiser Randolph Roberts is second
from left.


ADVERSE seatber conditions hate ruined the first day of
Australia's tour match against Worcestershire at the Nei%
Road ground. with only one over being bow led.
The two teams were out m the middle for just three nun-
ute,. enough time for Austrahan opener ijstmn Langer to hit
one four before the heaven, opened. drenchin ilthe outfield
With the second Test against England at Edgbasloii
due to begin on Thursday, a number of the touring
squad have been looking at this match as an important

opportunity to touch up on form or push for a star in
the Test side.
According t1 the weather bureau, there is better weatherr
forecast fur the ne'r .ito daiys. which should le..' the Ilke' of
Shaun Tan Sturan MkacGill, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin the
iPpprtunnir to The English county side %%as perhaps the biggest loser,
forced to refund nearly $70 000 to pectaiors for tickets.
(Cricket Australia)

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'Sherry Bollers-Dixon

LESSON fO LEARN: Rc ..in. ;.: ur IL..:iI uinIJi-
,Lrnd b. t ,..i i Ieed learn and hen ri chargeje .Lr I hc :li.i 'ui
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Remember these important things:


n ake a positive affirmation to' ,'-ui'i el .Jluit contradict any
negative self-belief and repiJi your :iltirhjinal,. as many times
as you c:in reniemeber i Sin, ii ... lre II ~.:, i underneath your
breath and fill your Ihi .i ih pi, I it,

LESSON TO. LEARN: Ke-p .,t n and eventually your
positive .lirmiatinii ll replace your negative belief.


This is it! This is another valuable moment of your pre-
cious life. This is not the dress rehearsal for the real thing: this
i- il.c p: rfoi-r i,:,riice of your life! Are you enjoying it?

Your life is a precious gift, miraculous and amazing, but you
i.. '1l il always be able to appreciate this miracle fully. Our dif-
tic I!i.-:, and defeats cloud our vision and so we often lose sight
:of the glory of it all. Look at a newborn baby; see the wonder
in its eyes. You can still see the world in tils way; the baby
, han' gone anywhere, she just grew up.


The a. :, '.c rc, in.:i ;iJ a ind i nl 'iAelres are not always
c i:i detec beci aui. ie Ihi arc el I:cL e. in, to our belief
ik sicni,. LI o I. al Ihe I.ll .inh r i rihe l.Iil ,, discover any of the
'.3. ib.il u n11 'hi be 'e.-tl rti .; inii .',, n potential.

LO(%\\ EPF. IPC1HONS: ...r I II you expect. What
.,-. .,.u expect for yourself? V'l i t .i, .- ,u think you deserve?

Circumstances and people walk through the doors of your
expectations so watch what you expect.
Glass ceilings: Why do you believe that you can only go
so far; be that good; achieve only this much? You are the only
person standing in your way.
Belief in Scarcity: Prosperity and abundance abounds. Na-
ture is prolific; love is everywhere; we all connected in the most
profound way; we are all here to cooperate with each other.
Embrace abundance, love and trust and your glass ceilings will
melt away.
Unhealthy Boundaries: Your boundaries delineate your
sense of self and good, productive relationships depend on
knowing where you stand and where you draw the lines in the
sand. You cannot have a good relationship until you know your-
self so get your boundaries sorted.
Reluctance to change: Whenever we feel threatened,, we natu-
rally try to protect ourselves and so often we resist any change
that exposes us to something new. But don't take this too
far. Check, is this change good for me? Why am I fearful? Are
my fears realistic or unrealistic?

LESSON TO LEARN: Allow yourself to be your best.


Think of your life as a training course that begins at birth
and ends when you leave the planet. The modules of this course
come in the form of personal challenges (Problems, discontent,
relationship hassles...etc) and we are here to learn from these
modules. If we don't learn from our lessons, we have to repeat
that part of the course.

For example, let's imagine that I'm attracted to men who.
victimise me in some way. The lesson, for me is to recognise
that I keep choosing the wrong sort of man to understand why
I do this and then to change my behaviour. If I don't learn this
lesson the module will be repeated (I will fall for the wrong
man again). When I finally grasp this module, I will have learned
a lot about myself and-about the type of love interest that I
would like to attract

And so each learning experience brings more aware-
ness and balance into our lives. But there is never an end
to the learning and when we have learned something new
and assimilated its meaning we move on to the next
module. You are a work in progress. You are here to learn
life's lessons and they. will ni,... i stop until your life
ends. Accept this. Recognise that your life is an ongoing
process of self-awareness and that the very nature of life
(moving in cycles) ensures that you will continuously cx-

Dreani-. can iomie Iruc, bhchl'.e in them
\\e e re all connected
Ho%%i [t) s:\ ha.il ',,u mea-n-ite .kill be : breeze
The nore ', ou cile (he more \iu k'ill recei.c
Expect ihe be'i ,iu ,i ill gel i, hai )ou e.per l
You create your own reality
Forgiveness creates happiness decide to let go
You are divine!
Everyone is doing the best they can
How to say 'no' you will stop being a victim
Every cloudhas a silver lining
Everything changes; bad times will pass
Your life has meaning and purpose
How to accept a compliment smile and say thanks
The universe supports you
Persistence pays don't take no for an answer
You are incredible
How to smile dazzlingly it will light up your life
Lesson to learn: Take time each day to remember at least
one of these things and you will feel the benefits.



How do you respond to this statement? We often let our
lives become humdrum and ordinary. As the years pass, we are
inclined to live our lives more and more according to our habits.
Perhaps you always go through the same ritual when you get
up in the morning and such a habit may be useful because it
saves time. However, habitual responses in our though,
behaviour and our emotional processes can limit our experiences
and take the magic and the spontaneity from our lives. Here is
a technique to lift you out of you habitual behaviour in to a
state of alert and enhanced awareness:

SNext time you are walking down the street stare at the
pavement or look ahead and become aware of the focus. of your
vision. How far are you looking?

SNow stop and expand your awareness. Rather than focus
on one thing expand your visual awareness. You will feel you
focus 'softening' as you do this.

Become conscious of all those things in the corner of your
vision; experience the colours and the shapes of everything in
your newly softened and enlarged focus

*Practice for a while and soon you will automatically begin
to experience your environment in new ways. Extend and soften
your focus in a social situation; you will be surprised at the
additional information you will pick up about other people.

LESSON TO LEARN: Look for more and you will expe-
rience more! Keep practicing.

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By Frederick Halley

Richards has been a
pacesetter for the bet-
ter part of her teenage
Being the overall top stu-
dent in any school is quite an
achievement, moreso when that
learning institution is an Ameri-
can academy and you are of
Guyanese parentage.
That's the stunning success
story of an ambitious 18-year-
old who was born and raised in
Brooklyn New York to Glendon
and Rita Richards, the proud
parents who migrated there dur-
ing the 80s.
Abigail recently ended her
successful sojourn at the Ben-
jamin Banneker Academy for
Community Development in
Brooklyn, New York by being
"crowned" the
Valedictorian. And what's
amazing, it marked the third
consecutive time she had won
that prestigious award, having

copped it in the elementary and
divisions and now the high
In her usual modest way,
Abigail summed up her achieve-
ments mildly: "This is the third
time that I was Valedictorian -
elementary, middle and now
high school. I worked very hard
in everything, so there wasn't
any doubt that I would have
done well although I wasn't sure
of getting the award this time
around since some of my col-
leagues came very close..."
The achievement has earned
Abigail a full tuition scholarship
at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville, Tennessee, where she
intends to pursue studies in ei-
ther Psychology or Finance
commencing in August.
The honour also earned her
an audience and dinner with
Mayor of New York, Mr.
Michael Bloomberg.
According to the soft-spo-
ken Abigail, "the Posse Schol-
arship is awarded to students
that exhibit leadership skills in
their everyday life whether it

Applicants are required to fill the following
vacancies at President's College, Golden Grove,

1. House Parents
2. Electrician
3. Registry Supervisor

Attractive salaries and benefits payable.

For more details,
please Call 229-2328,229-2942.

Applications close on 08-08-05.

be 'cholastics, home life, etc. It
gi'es inner-city students a
chance to go to universities that
the\ might not have had the op-
poriunity to go to otherwise."
In her final year at Benjamin
Banneker Academy, Abigail ma-
jored in Sociology, Journalism,
and Senior English, averaging as-
lon.lung grades 95, 100 and 99,
.Apart from copping the
Po-.e Scholarship, Abigail was
aIlo the recipient of several
o ';,rd. at the graduation cer-
emon which was held on June
2b ia St. Joseph's College, New
' oi k I'hese included the Rich-
ajd c\ selling Certificate, Student
Go' : i rnment Member and Coin-
11L11ll1 / Service Member
.1" .i .
Slie was also the Editorial
Diiecior of the school's year-
bo> .k i post in which she spent
quality time to ensure the issue
was published in time for the
graduation ceremony.
Reflecting on her career at
Benjamin Banneker in an elo-
quent presentation at the gradu-
ation ceremony, the new Vale-
dictorian touched on part of the
principal's opening address to
the new intake which she still
remembered vividly: "I cannot
tell you the speech word for
word, but I know he mentioned
that freshman year could set the
tone for the rest of our high
school careers; either it was go-
ing to make or break us. Most
of us giggled or gave each other
'the look', but in our hearts we

knew that it was really true."
Touching on the extra cur-
ricula activities at the school,
Abigail pointed out that visits
to Ghana, Gambia and Senegal
"changed our lives..."
"When we stood in the
slave castles that our ancestors
were held before making that
long and dangerous trip overseas
in cramped ships, we all held
each other and cried because we
felt their spirits around us. It
was instilled in us that very
moment that we came from a
blessed group of people who
knew how to survive anything."
Despite her success, Abigail
described the final year as the
most stressful.
"We thought it was going to
be easy sailing with three or
four periods a day and with our
senior status, life was going to
be good but I think I can safely
say that this year was the most
stressful. We however did it..."
She described the 2005
Prom as the icing on the cake.
"It was a night to remem-
ber, indeed, because everyone
was dressed in their best. I have
never seen in my life so many
beautiful people in one room,
with the different array of
whites and champagne colours."
In her charge to fellow
students, Abigail declared:
"We have trekked a jour-
ney that was long and chal-
lenging. Even though we
have not reached the peak
of the mountain, we have
made it this far. We know

Government of Guyana
Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals to fill a number of vacancies for



A Bachelor's Degree in Economics or other relevant discipline.

2005 prospective graduates are invited to apply.

Interested persons should send applications no later than
Friday, 5th August, 2005 to:

Ms. Samantha Ramnarine
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Office of the Budget
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that perseverance, determi-
nation and hard work have
gotten us to this point so
we should never forget
their powers. We have seen
many obstacles come our
way, yet we always mus-


Are extended to
Andre Devon Persaud
who recently
graduated from
Cardozo High School,
Queens, New York.

tered the courage to face
them head on because we
know of the rewards that
await us at the end of the
trail. We have been given a
Please turn to page IX

A B---N"WS

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Andre has to his credits five National Honour Rolls and
is a former student from Queens College, Guyana.
He is currently preparing to pursue a careerin medicine.

Andre is the son of Desree Persaud, brother ofAndrea
Persaud and grandson of Walter Ganga and the late
Estherleen Persaud of58 Line PathA, Corniverton.
All his aunts, uncles, cousins and
-- other relatives from abroad wish
S .... : .... .; himallthe bestforthefuture.



Applications are invited for teaching positions at
St Rose's High School for the new academic year
commencing August 29, 2005 in the following areas:

Information Technology
Home Economics
Physical Education
Office Administration
Environmental Science

Interested and relevantly qualified persons (university
and non-university graduates) are requested to submit
their applications in duplicate to:

The Chairman of the Board,
C/o Mrs. Ercelon Cummings Archibald
Headmistress (AG),
St. Rose's High School,
254 Church Street.
South Cummingsburg
Tel: 226-5109 or 225-4938

and shl

cations should reach the school by August 5, 2005
should be accompanied by two (2) photocopies of
tional certificates.

Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005



N 1981, a married
woman of East
Coast, Demerara,
was returning home:
after taking her sick
mother. to hospital,
when she was dragged
through three trenches
to the Triumph burial
ground where she was
physically assaulted,'
stripped and raped.
The perpetrator Was
Mohamed Baksh called'Blacks'
or 'Jamesee', the victim reported
to the police.
Following police investiga-
tions, Jamesee was arrested and
charged with the offences of
rape and assault to cause actual
bodily harm.
At the jury trial in 1984 be-
fore Justice Lennox Perry and
a mixed jury, Baksh pleaded not
guilty and led an alibi defence,
alleging that he was at his home
sleeping on the night of the
crime, April 20, 1981.
But, following the summing-
up of the evidence by the judge,
the jury,, after seeking further
directions on two occasions, re-
turned with a unanimous verdict
of guilty in relation to rape and
a majority verdict of guilty in
the proportion of 11 to one, in
respect to assault to cause ac-
tual bodily harm.
For the offence of rape,
Baksh was sentenced to 18

years in jail. He was jailed for
five years on the second count
Sof assault.
The judge ordered that the
sentences run concurrently.
hi his defence, the accused
had claimed that he was a vic-
tim of spite and mistaken iden-
tity, alleging that the offences
were trumped up by the hus-
band of the victim, with whom
he had an old feud sometime in
the past.
The jury, by their verdict,
disbelieved his story.
The victim said that on
April 20, 1981, at about six
p.m. she was at home. Her
brother came with a message, as
a result of which she went to
her mother's home at Mon
Repos South, about 80 rods
from where she lives. When she
arrived there, she observed that
her mother was sick, and as a
result, decided to take her to the
SPublic Hospital, Georgetown,
* where she received treatment,
after which they returned home.
The victim said that they
returned to her mother's home
from the Public Hospital
Georgetown at about 8.30 p.m.
She then left for her home.
She said that while walk-
ing down the access road
which leads to her home, she
saw the accused with a paling
stave. She said that she
recognized the accused be-
cause she had known him
and declared that there were
lights in the vicinity.

She said she became afraid
when she saw him. She related
that she bent down to remove
her slippers because the place
was muddy as a result of the
rainy weather.
The victim said that after
she saw the accused, she went
to the end of the road and as she


After this conversation, the
accused wrapped his hand
around her hair and dragged her
acrosA the trench. The woman
said that she enquired why he
was taking her across the trench,
and he explained that he was
taking her there to have sexual
She said that he dragged her
across three trenches and told
her that he was going to bury

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straightened up, the accused
pushed her into a trench with a
She said that when she
raised her head, he was then
about three to four feet away
from her. According to the
woman, when the accused
pushed her into the trench, she
shouted. She said that there was
a nearby house which had lights.
Music was being played in the
house, she recalled.
After she shouted, the ac-
cused lashed her on her head
with the stave. She went on to
say that after she shouted the
accused told her not to make
noise for people to hear and had
gone on to ask her if she knew
him. She replied 'yes, I know
Then, according to her, the
accused said to her, "Oh! You
s.... know me, I gun kill you
here tonight".

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday July 22, 2005 Thursday July 28, 2005
Buving Rate Selling Rate
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Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 199.00 201.00 205.00
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BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$ 199.25

B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 135.00 145.33 152.67 160 17

C. Pound Sterling
Bank Average 3/3.33 342.33 351.50 363.83

D. Euro
Bank Average 218.75 240,04 246.25 259.24
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR US$ G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate For Thur.. July 28. 2005
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Bdos$= G$ 91.86 3 months 3.69313% US 6.25%
J$= G$ 4.45 6 months 3.92188% Guyana 14.54%
EC$= G$ 59.68
Belize$= G$ 93.99
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana

her in one of them.
Having crossed the third
trench, they arrived at the burial
ground. There, he told her to'
take off her clothes. She refused
to do so and requested that he
allow her to go home.
The victim added: "He
then butted me in the face
and I fell to the ground. He
then pulled off my dress," she
The victim said that she
tried to fight but was overpow-
ered. She recalled that he then
pulled off her underwear.
The woman recalled that
while requesting her clothing
and insisting that she wanted to
go home,.she even called him
'Daddy', but to no avail.
She said the accused then
pushed her down to the ground
and sexually assaulted her.
The woman claimed that af-
ter the accused was finished, he
still would.not allow her to go
home. Instead, he told her that
she was fair and that her skin
was smooth and that she was a
sweet woman, whom he had his
eyes on long ago.
She added: "He then


tripped me. I fell to the ground
where he proceeded to sexually
assault me a second time."
The victim said that after
the three-hour ordeal the ac-
cused told her that he was not
going to send her home be-
cause he believes that if he
does so she would go to the
police station.
She added: "I told him that
I would not go to the station
and urged him to give me back
my clothing. He told me no and
insisted that I should go home
"I, continued to beg him to
give me my clothes. He did so
and told me that when I go
home and my husband asks me
how my clothes got mud, I
must tell him that I fell down,"
the woman said in her evidence
before the judge and jury.
Further, the woman related
how the accused had told her
that he was going under her
house that night to hear what
she was going to tell her hus-
band and that he would kill her
and the husband in the house if
they attempted to go-to the po-
lice station.
The woman said that hav-
ing received her instructions,
she walked through the burial
ground to the Public Road and
went to her mother's home in-
stead of going home to her hus-
According to her: "My
mother asked me what had hap-
pened and I told .her that
Mohamed Baksh ... had raped
me. That was about 11:00 to
11.30 p.m. I slept at my
mother's home that night and I
did not go home until the next
morning when I told my hus-
band what had happened to me.

My husband and I then went to
the Police Station where a report
was made."'
Acting on the report, the
accused was subsequently ar-
rested and charged.
The doctor's testimony had
confirmed that the woman was
sexually and violently assaulted.
Defence counsel had sub-
mitted, among other things, that
the slides which w're.taken to
the Government Bacteriologist
relative to the medical-examina-
tion of the woman, were not
produced at the trial. :
But the judge, addressing
the jury on this point told
them: "Rape means to have
sexual intercourse without.the
consent of the woman. To con-
stitute this ,offence of rape,
there must be penetration. Even
the slightest penetration would
be sufficient. Itis.not necessary
to prove actual emission of seed.
So, sexual intercourse is deemed
to be complete upon'proof of
penetration only.
Reacting on the.defence's
claim about the absence of cor-
roboration of the woman's
story the judge had made it clear
to the jury that in. matters of
rape, the law requires there.
should be corroboration -
should be, not must be and
added, "I will tell you some-
thing about the law of corrobo-
"Now rape is a sexual of-
fence, as I said before,
against women. Over the
years, the common law has
regarded it as unwise and un-
safe to found a settled conclu-
sion of guilt on the testimony
of a woman (complainant)
Please turn to page IX


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N.B. Please disregard notice of registration for the
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Continuing students

August 2 & 3, 2005
Morning (09:00h 12:00h
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'm 27. I've been
seeing a married
man for three
years. I am madly in
love and cannot imagine
losing him even though
I don't have him all to
myself now. Every time
I've had enough of this
tortured relationship
and am ready to leave,
something happens to
keep us closely
involved. It is strange.
He's been married 10 years
and promising to leave his wife
for the last year. Well, about
three months ago she found out
about us and threatened to call
me out at work. Yes, we work
together too. There is no com-
pany policy about this, but I
imagine she could still cause
Six weeks ago she called and
asked me to please give her the
chance to repair her marriage by
stepping out of the way. I
agreed. A week later, after they
went to counselling, he told me
his wife accepted that their re-
lationship was dead. They
started to split their assets and
find her a house.
He tells me all the time how
much he loves me, and how he
wants to make me smile every
day. He goes out of his way to
please me whenever I get upset
about the situation. He even
says if I left now he would
search the planet until he found
To get to the point, they
are still in their house. Last
night, after spending the
week with me, his wife called
and informed me they had
sex last Sunday before he
came to my house. He did not

deny it. That makes me
physically ill. He said they
were boxing things up, and
she kept bringing out old
keepsakes and pictures from
their past and he was "drunk
and sentimental."
He apologised profusely
and is trying to move out of the
house by the end of the week
in hopes of not losing me. I am
confused and hurt. I don't know
whether I can ever trust this re-


Alexa, while you
were having an
affair with this
man, you pushed unpleas-
ant thoughts aside. His
wife was a louse, unwor-
thy of a faithful husband.
Or so you thought. Your
mind wouldn't go to: last
night he had sex with her,
this afternoon he's having
sex with me.
For three years he's been
intimate with two women. One
was at home making food, go-
ing to the grocery store, and
picking up his underwear. The
other woman was you. Now his
wife has played her trump card.
She's his wife. She isn't doing
anything wrong by having sex
with him. Maybe she's trying to
win him back, or maybe she's
simply trying to rain on your
parade. Either way it works for
What do you fear? You
will be making food for him,
going to the grocery store,
and picking up his under-
wear, and he will be telling
another woman he would

search the world over to find nition of his true nature.
her. What you fear is not ret-
ribution for what you did.
What you fear is the recog- WAYNE&TAMARA

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My husband's cousin just got married, and his new wife is
pregnant. We just found out he's been cheating on her. She
is a close friend of mine, and I don't know if I should tell
her. The cheating husband asked me not to say anything
because he intends to continue cheating.
My husband and I are sick over this, and it is consuming
our whole lives. We are supposed to go on vacation with them,
and I don't know how to be around my girlfriend knowing what
I know. What is the right thing to do?

Trinity, your friend's husband has no right to make you
an unwilling accomplice in his cheating, and you have no
obligation to protect him. Your friend is both an innocent
party and an ignorant party. She needs to know.


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Tenders are invited from suitably qualified persons for the
a) Uniform Material and Ancillary Staff shoes, for the
West Demerara Regional Hospital Staff.
b) Rehabilitation of West Demerara Regionali Hospital
c) Rehabilitation of Parika Health Centre, East Bank
d) Rehabilitation of Philadelphia Primary Sch'ol, East
Bank Essequibo.
Schedule of Materials and Shoes required can be uplifted during
working hours, Mondays to Fridays, from the Office of the West
Demerara Regional Hospital Administrator, for a non-refundable
fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000).
Schedule of Items B, C, and D can be uplifted at the Regional
Administration Office, during working hours, from Mondays to
Friday, for a non-refundable fee of one thousand dollars
Tenderers at the time of tendering must furnish a Certificate of
Compliance from the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, and
where necessary a Certificate of Compliance from the General
Manager, National Insurance Scheme.
Tenders for each item must be submitted separately in a sealed
envelope bearing no identity of the Tenderer and should clearly
indicate at the top, left-hand corner of the envelope, the items)
tendered for.
Tenders should be addressed to:
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Region #3

All Tenders should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional
Administration Office, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara by
Tuesday, August 9,2005 before 08:00 h.

Tenderers or their Representatives may be present at the opening
of the Tenders at 08:00 h on Tuesday, August 9, 2005.
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Reading is one of the skills you learn for life and
at every spare moment you have should be
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Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005 Page VII

Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to our English Language columns. Keep your
mind focused. Keep the goal to pass your examination
in mind. Work hard and consistently at it: Practise good
study habits. and techniques and maintain profitable par-
ticipation in your study group. This sharpens focus and
builds close-knitted friendship. Be committed to learning
something new each day!


Solution to Phonetic Syllables

Hint: You need to listen carefully to the word then you will
hear the accentuated syllable.

1. power, pow; 2. Cider, ci; 3. autograph, au; 4. deduct, --
duct, 5. century, cen; 6. employer, ploy, 7. cable, ca;
8. adoption, dop; 9. occurring, cur, 10. bundle, bun;
11. prescribe, scribe; 12. result, suit 13. harvest, har,
14: adventure, ven; 15. furniture, fur, 6. electrical, lec;
17., announce, nounce; 18. deliver, iv; 19. whisper,
whis; 20. opportune, tune; 21. fraction, frac; 22. poi-
sonous, pol; 23. pronoun, pro; 24. avoid, void; 25.
communicate, mu

The underlined word divided into syllables:

1. The collar of his shirt. .. col lar
2. was sorry...; sor ry
3. Father and I will polish.... pol ish
4. The half monitors rotate.... ro tate
5. We heard a slight rustle.... rus tie
6. What is the total bill.... to tal
7. Did Grandpa.... Grand pa
8, I will be returning.... re turn ing

Compound Words
1. Some compounds are written as one word (solid or
fused), as the word cowboy. Others are hyphenated, as
the word twenty-five. Still others are written as two sepa-
rate words, such as those in today's lesson.
2. It is very important to understand the importance in
learning in which form each compound word is written.

Solution to The Story

There are two paragraphs in the given story.

Wise Use of Time

STo be idle is not fun. Those who claim that limingg' is
wonderful must be joking. Having nothing to do will be-
come tiresome after a short time. Most of us will agree
that being busy makes a person feel good.

We should spend some of our time doing things we
enjoy. Always doing something you don't enjoy is con-
sidered bad. Maybe the important thing is to try to enjoy
doing the jobs you must do.


Reading for Understanding

Read the list given below. Discuss it with your study
partners. After item four is read, talk about the fact that
such words as mother and father are not capitalized if
used after such words as my, our, their, his, her, or a
word like Joy's.

When you reach item 9. bring out the fact that some-
times.words such as avenue, place, lane, and road,
are used in place of the word street. Similarly,' in item 11,
corporation i:lTs-ediis;.t of the word company.
"t. I *'f

Bear in your Memory

The following words begin with capital letters:
1. The word I

2. The first word in a sentence

3. The name of a person or pet

4. A word used as a person's name, as Mother or

5. The abbreviations for Mr. and Mrs.

6. The word Miss when used as a title

7. The names of the days of the week and the months of
the year

8. The names of towns, cities, and states

9. The names of streets

10. The names of schools

11. The names of companies

12. The names of buildings


Circle each letter that should be capitalized. Then add
the missing punctuation mark at the end of the sentence.
1. i lived in hopetown, west, coast, berbice, until 1985

2. did mr. jones buy his car in november

3. she said that miss gory is a teacher at lowood school

4. did mon take Ralph to the veterinarian on regent street

5. what a large building is owned by the Guyana national
newspapers limited

Write the correct word for each meaning. Each
word will contain the letters oo.
h -t 1. The sound of an owl
br - d 2. A group of chicks
I- t 3 Captured goods
har - -- 4. A barbed spear
- z 5. To leak out slowly

Read and discuss the first paragraph of the story given
below. There is the use of the indented line to signify the
beginning of a paragraph.

Read the directions given, listen as each study partner
reads the story (or you can call it article). Re-read the
article a phrase or a sentence at a time, and follow the
Look to really see that there is only one blank for the
word high school in the first sentence, since it is
considered a compound word. You can then read
the remainder of the section and answer the ques-

How many paragraphs are in the following article?

Learning how to -- is one of the most for
upper school children Good habits require
good reading, interest in school and the desire to
be a -- student. Many -- realize too late that good

- habits are -.

Begin now to-- your road to success by establish-
ing good -- habits. Set a particular time for each
day. Choose a place to work. Have a purpose
for each assignment that you do. Choose a place to
work. Practise good reading habits. Also try to -
-school regularly.

Reading for Understanding

The First Passage
The Nile valley may be divided into five natural re-
gions lakeland, savannah, steppe, desert and delta.
The main stream, the White or "Clear" Nile, rises at
a height of over 6,000 feet amongst the Great Lakes
of the eastern plateau, to which the river owes the
constant, or minimum, part.of its volume; and the
comparative gradualness of its slope (6,000 feet in
6, 000 miles) makes its course slow and its water
clear. The two great mud-bearing tributaries, the Blue
(or "Muddy") Nile and the Atbara (or "Black" Nile),
are fed by torrential monsoons (rains); and their de-
scent from the Tsana Plateau is so abrupt that enor-
mous quantities of the loose volcanic soil are carried
down by them.

Use your own words to answer the following ques-
tions. If you cannot answer the questions right away,
it means that you need to read the whole passage
again and again until you have a clear picture of what
it is telling about.


1. How high is the source of the, Nile?

2. How many branches of the River Nile can you name?
Name them.

3. Which Nile is clear? (a) slow-moving; (b) fast-flowing?

4. Is the Lakeland region near the source or the mouth of
the river?

The Second Passage
Here is another passage for you to study. Read it care-
The day was bright, the sea was blue, the sand
sparkled with gold, the white cliffs were as dazzling
as silver, the big black rocks were as smooth as the
backs of seals, and the seaweed on them was greener
than grass in June. The shore was strewn with shells
of every colour, and among them, especially, I saw a
heap of empty oyster shells, littering the entrance to
a cave in the cliffs, out of which ran one of the big-
gest banks of rock. This rocky bank was covered
with oysters not yet open and eaten.


1. Were the rocks the same colour as the cliffs?
2. Do you think that oysters have to be opened before
being eaten? In which sentence did you learn about your
3. What was coloured green?
4. What do you think lived in the cave? How do you know
5. Had any of the oysters been eaten?
6. Is the grass green in June in your country? Could the
story have been placed in your country? What aspects
of nature are alien to your country?
7. Try drawing the scenery that was described in the text.
Show it to a friend and ask him/her if it really represents
the picture in the .-:,.,- i -r, Adjust it if possible, but not
before you are convinced that. you.did not.get it right in.
the first instance.
8. Give the 3asage;a nie,<,

Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005

Page VII

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to our Mathematics columns. You can
reorganise your detailed notes into logical patterns
to remember and understand ideas or concepts bet-
ter. And do you know that notes can be made into
diagrammatic forms? You can try using diagrams in
Be wise always.



Fractions: Questions 1-8
1-. 4/5 6; (c)2/15
2. Which fraction is the largest? (d) 11/12
3. 3/5 + 7/10 2; a) 4/5
4.35/8-35/8+7; (c)7
5. What does the A stand for?
7/9 = 42/A; (b) 45
6.32/3 X 6/8; (c)2
7. 11 -21/3; (c)4 5/7
8. The lowest common multiple of 8, 3, 6, 7 and 12 is
this. (d) 168

Digits: Questions 9-11
9. (iii) 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 is known as consecutive odd digits; (c
) (iii)
10. How are the consecutive even digits ordered? (b)
least to greatest
11. Which three-digit number has consecutive even dig-
its? c) 248

Solve: Questions 12- 15
12. The potter in the Pottery Shop can form 20 vases
each day. How many vases can the potter have at the
end of a five-day week if his kitten broke one? (a) 99
13. Round 6.44 to the nearest tenth; (d) 6
14. If 41m = 492, what is the value of the m? (b) 12
15. How many even number multiples of 3 are there from
1 to 36? (c)5
16. Johnny got a 10% discount on tire rotation which was
$1,570 as it was his birthday. What did he pay the sales
person? (b) $1,413

The four rules: Questions 17- 19
17. How many $100 bills are there in five million dollars?
(c) 50,000 bills
18. The sum of the digits 9 and 8 in the number 496,801?
(a) 90,800
19. 394 X 32 correct to the nearest thousand is this num-
ber. (b) 13,000


Multiplication of Decimals

One of the great advantages of decimals is the ease with
which they can be multiplied or divided by 10, 100, 1000,
etc. Some examples are given below to lend clarity to
the operation.
[Remember the rule: Where there are no brackets, mul-
tiplication and division must be done first.]

Example I : Multiply 3.75 by 10

This is really 3 X 10 + .75 X 10
This will give (3 X 10) +7.50
This will give 30 + 7.50
30 + 7.50 is equal to 37.50

Example 2:

6.8 X 10
(6 X10) + (0.8X 10)

60 + ( 8. X40)

60 + 8

Example 3:

There are some steps in this example that are included
for those who need it. You know yourself.

69.83 X 10
(69X 10)+ (.83X 10)
690 + (83/100 X 10)

690 + (83 X 40)

690 + 83/10
690 + 8.3

Note: The shorter way is this way. But after a time you
will not need so many steps.

Example 4:

69.83 X 10
(69 X 10) + (0.83 X 10)
690 + 8.30

Example 5.

9.7 X 0.88

Disregard all decimal points and multiply as if they were
all whole numbers when you understand the concept prop-
erly. Then put in the point after.

9.7 X 0.88

X 88

Now count up the total number of figures following the
decimal point in both numbers (i.e. 1 + 2 + 3). Look at
the multiplication (the product), count this total number of
figures from the right (3) and insert the decimal point.
The product is then 8.536.

A Short-cut using 10, 100, 1000, etc.

Do you remember that in Example 3 (69.83 X 10), the
answer was 698.30 = 698.3?

Well, we can say that to multiply a number by 10, we
need to shift the decimal point one place to the right.

Look at another example: 1098.89X 10 = 10988.90 =

So you understand clearly now. Let us go on.

In that same way to multiply a number by 100 we need to
shift the decimal point two places to the right; and shift-
ing will also be needed for other multiples of 10.

Let us see:
a) 698.873 X 100 = 69887.300 = 69887.3
b) 698. 73 X 1000 = 698873.000

c) 698.873 X 10000 = 6988730.000 = 6988730
d) 69.8873 X 1000 = 69887.3
e) 6.98873 X 1000 = 6988.73

Here are both types of decimal multiplication. Try all.

Multiply each of the numbers in questions 1 to 8 by
10, 100, and 1000.
1. 3.1
2. 2.76
3. 0.047
4. 0.76
5. 0.1654
6. 0.001657
7. 0.4085
8. 6.05093
9. 0.364 X 2.87
10. 1462.3X6.8
11. 0.5567 X50.3
12. 0.5080 X 60.305
13. 0.064 X 70.8

Occupy yourself with the following addition and subtrac-
tion of decimals.

Write down the value of:
1. 2.387 + 0.769
2. 4.76 + 8.993
3. 3.075 + 76.908 + 1.387
4. 13.875-3.873
5. 2.272-1.006
6. 56.76-4.249
7. 5.98-0.0784
8. 8.006-5.118
9. 8.007-4.208
10. 9.0607-5.9072

More practice exercises on decimals

Write >, or < or =.

1. 8.4 ***8.1
2. 72.5 ***71.381
3. 3.286*** 348
4. 8 *** 8.00
5. 5.5 *** 5.05
6. 16.06***16.060

Order the number from least to greatest.

35.15; 53.78; 53.087
5.123; 5.321; 5.0123; 5.0321
88.91; 88.19; 89.19
$80; $80.25; $81.5; $800
77.01; 77.771; 77.011; 100.771

12. Name three whole numbers between 15.1 and
13. 20.7 *** < 20.756
What numbers can *** stand for?
14. 88.91 *** > 88.914
What numbers can *** stand for?

Reminder: Subtracting Decimals:
1. 32.0

2. 98.76

3. 345.96


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Sunday Chrorvicle'Jly,31, 20065;


From page IV
alone; because of the possible
of self-exculpation on accou
woman might not -wish to adm
which she might be ashamed.
"So the law is loathe to cot
woman complainantt alone Bec:
ration is looked for. but i is not s
scrutinise with particular care trh
fore accepting it so as to condenu
"But this question: of the nee
the evidence of the victim arises
jury, think that her evidence hi
that she did not consent is belle
dence as un.ccepabile. then you \


"I f. on the other hand. \ou concede that the \icLim's e'i-
dence is evidence that \ou can bebe\e, then before deciding
Smotives of self-interest or heatherr or not 1o accept hei evidence. \ofi have to look for
nt of the danger that this corroboralun. If you can find corroboration, then the la%\\ would
ilt this sexual intercourse of sa\ that you nmav saf-el conm it: but if \ou do not \ou are
sull entitled to accept the e\ idence of the 'ctimn and con\ ict.
nict on the testimony\ of the once \ou understand that in the eyes of the lai. such a course
cause of these reasons. corrobo- is not safe"
stncd\ es,.enual and you must '"In this case. members of the jur3, there is no corrobo-
e evidence iof the \ictirnm be- ralise evidence that the accused had intercourse with the
I, the accused. victim. You see. members of the jurs. in cases of this type,
d to look r corroboranon of it is sometimes serb difficult for the prosecution to pro-
onl\ if you. members ofi the side evidence of corroboration because when a man plans
i nIr that a.ible If you regard her evi- station where the police could see him, or in a playfield
ill ha e to acquit the acciised where there are children and other persons around. He very


often chooses a lonely and desolate area: where no one
might see him. So that because of that, very often it is dif-
ficult for the prosecution to corroborate the evidence of the -
virtual complainant."
After pointing out that there was no corroboration in the
present case, the judge told the jur, "not because there is a
lack of corioborauon you cannot con\ ct a person of rape
You can, as long as \ou warn ourselveses of the danger of so
doing." the judge emphasized.
Before handing o\er the case to the ur) for tr hes consider-
ajion and verdict the judge told them to a% oid a numcarmage of
lustice, for a nuscarriage of justice can be coninuted in one of
r\o % a\s bs an iiniocent man being con\ icted.or a guilt? man
being set free
The jury later returned with a verdict of guilty in re-
spect to both counts.



From page III
strong foundation that will
support us when times get
tough or the battles seem too
much to bear. We have leaned.
on each other when their
seemed to be no solution in
sight and we have succeeded
in our endeavours."
Pleading that the journey
should not stop there, Abigail
reminded her colleagues that
"even though the journey is be-
hind us, we still have a long way .
to go.
We, the graduating class,
have to take the flame from
those who came before us and
continue to light the path for
those yet to come. We all have
the capacity to make that trans-
formation from childhood to
manhood and womanhood. Let
us not allow our potential to go
waste, but let us use it to im-
pact the world our
world, for we alone have the
keys to our destinies and it is
up to us whether we will unlock
the door and allow our brilliance
to shine through..."
Already into the working
environment during-the school
breaks, Abigail has served as.
Human Resource Assistant at JP
Morgan Chase in Brooklyn
where she did a PowerPoint
presentation to the Human Re-
source Department, among other
She also did stints at the
Community & Counselling
Meditation Services where she
was responsible for creating les-
son plans for children that
would enhance their Math skills;
at Lifebeat Inc., where she man-
aged the organisation of an AIDS
Awareness event for teenagers; ,,-
at Office of Councilman James
E. Davis greeting and helping .'~j
constituents with various con-
cerns and issues, and at the As-
sociation of Black Social Work-
ers tutoring students in Math
and Reading.
Abigail is listed in the Who's
Who Among High School Stu-
dents and the National Honours
Roll of her former school; has
been a Core Member of Black "
All-Female Group since
2001; Core Member of Fund-
raising Committee for Africa
Tours; Community Service
Committee Chairman; Student
Government School
Treasurer; Yearbook Edito-
rial Director and Math Tutor for
Mentoring Service.
She is also a Board Mem-
ber of Student Government
where her duties include
organising students involved
in impacting their high
school, their community and
their world through various
programmes and forums.


Day at th

It's the grandest of events, full of splendour and
excitement, featuring the country's fastest and
finest horses! Be on hand to witness the running

Sof the 2 years Maiden Guyana and W.I.Bred.
Catcli the thunderous action and photo finish

with your family!

Gallop over to Port Mourant Tuif Club
Ground for a day of spectacular racing
Sunday 31st Juliy 2005!

Page IX,

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x Sunday Chrt

By Terence Roberts



The music of planet Earth

PROBABLY no other Jazz group achieved
what 'Weather Report' achieved in 12
distinct albums, and six anthologies with
selections from those albums, between 1971 and
1986. What 'Weather Report' creates above all is
a sound; but a well structured sound rich with
diverse sounds, diverse rhythms, taken from a
contemplative, imaginative, intellectual, emotional

and sensual response, to

But that real life does not
merely concern today's societies,
but societies far back in time
when the earth was fresh and
mysterious, and like today, al-
ways governed by spatial and
geographic qualities. Because of
such intuitive influences, the
music of WR cannot become a
passing trend, a passing style or
jazz term, like Bop, Cool, Fu-
sion, etc. That does not mean
that this group is with out
strong musical influences. What
this group shows is a humble
ability to learn from the history
of music and diverse cultures.
The group's steadfast lead-

real life all. around our

compositions were inspired by
big -swing bands like Duke
Ellington, especially his album
'Latin American Suite', Count
Basie's Orchestra; master Jazz
musicians Miles Davis, who'
both Shorter and Zawinul played
with on his album 'In a silent
way', which opened doors to
new jazz with multi-cultural in-
fluences. Bossa Nova music as
well, especially the major album
'Gilberto with Turrentine' and
funk/soul bands like James
Brown's 'The Flames'. Along
with all this, one main ingredi-
erit remained throughout WR's
albums: various inventive South

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II .

here, but a few can be found
on 'The Best of Weather Re-
port' CDs. 'Boogie Woogie
Waltz', composed by
keyboardist Zawinul, is a
20th century jazz original.
The tune opens, as though in
the middle of a percussion
rhythm already in progress,
then a short, incredibly deep
electric base ripple, played by

is another of WR's masterpieces
from the 1974 album of the same.
name. This is as perfect an ex-
ample of new jazz you can get,
even now. Shorter is an ex-
tremely thoughtful and imagina-
tive composer, influenced by
knowledge of lost civilisations,
Amazonia, etc., and this tune
has a beautiful, clear, cosmic
rhythm throughout. Ismael
Wilburn's and Skip Hadden's
drums set the pace from the
start, splashing the cymbals at
precis memorable momerits.
Shorter mixes both Tenor and
Soprano sax sounds with
Zawinul's lyrical electronics.
This tune introduced the amaz-
ing swift romping base of
Alphonso Johnson, whose style
when combined later with
Shorter's and the energetic end-
lessly inventive drummer,
Ndugu, would cook on a red hot
fire in other WR tunes like
'Freezing Fire' and 'The Man in
the Green Shirt'.
'Mysterious Traveller' is
an unforgettable tune with an
ebbing and flowing dance
rhythm that floats like siz-
zling surf. This amazing tune
never ends; it just dwindles in
a vortex of eternal.space. 'El-
egant People', on the 1976 al-
bum 'Black Market', is an-
other unforgettable Shorter
composition. This album in-

The jazz of 'Weather Re-
port' is neither difficult nor
noisy, but thoughtfully melo-
dious. Some of Zawinul's best
compositions, like 'Nubian
Sundance', 'Between the
thighs', 'Night Passage', also
'Birdland' and 'A remark you
made' with bassist Jaco
Pastorius and drummer
Acuna, are cool classics of
pure pleasure. 'Birdland',
from the famous album
'Heavy Weather' of 1977,
would become one of WR's
most popular and bestselling
tunes, precisely because it
celebrates nightclub life. It
recreates the busy night life
of New York's 52nd Street in
its heyday, a street lined with
busy jazz clubs like the fa-
mous 'Birdland', named after
one of the greatest sax play-
ers and musicians, Charlie
'Bird' Parker, the co-inventor
of Bop. The tune evokes
Parker's vivacious lifestyle,
his felt hat, loose suits and
ties, his fast talking and
laughing on sidewalks filled
with elegant jazz fans of all
colours, especially beautiful
women. Most of all, the tune
evoked the upbeat sounds of
jazz flowing from the Street's
clubs," Shorter and Zawinul
actually mimic.Parker's fast

'Weather Report' performing. From left: Zawinul (Austria) electronic keyboards; Shorter
(USA) Tenor & Soprano sax; Badrena (Brazil) percussion; Acuna (Peru); Drums; Pastorius
(Cuba) electric base.


One of the tropically influenced Weather Report albums
from 1978

ers and composers, Joe Zawinul
and Wayne Shorter appled and
improvised what they had learnt,
and as a result, discovered new
.musical directions. The struc-
tures and arrangements of their

American percussion artists who
brought sounds like gusts of
fresh perfumed air from sea-
coasts and jungles.
It is impossible to discuss
all the masterpiece WR tunes

Andrew White or Miroslav
Vitous, the two bassists on
the tune, followed by a brief
melodious phrase from
Shorter's amplified soprano
sax. This sudden jumping into
sound is like jumping into the
stream of consciousness, or life
begun aeons ago. This occurs on
many of their tunes. 'Boogie
Woogie Waltz' bubbles like a
danceable cosmic tune right to
the end of its 13 minutes. Its
rhythm is like the total sound
of all the sex that has pro-
duced the human race.
Brazilian percussionist Dom
Um Romao holds the stew of
piano, drums, sax etc. together,
like a wise shaman shaking the
Melody, overlaid by the rippling
base of Miroslav Vitous like a
need of rolling clouds over vir-
gin earth. Wayne Shorter's com-
position 'Mysterious Traveller'

produced Jazz percussionist
Trilok Gertu from India, who
added a whole new spicy
rhythm with his Tabla drums.
Along with AlpHonso
Johnson's base, Chester
Thompson's drums and
Alejandro Acuna's congas,
Shorter's lush endlessly slid-
ing and gliding soprano sax
'flowed like the sensual el-
egance of a woman's naked
flesh swaying beneath trans-
parent silk in 'Elegant
People', suggesting that the
elegant people of this tune re-
fers not to today alone, but
ethereal sensually hot tropi-
cal civilisations in the past.
Like many other WR tunes,
'Elegant People' should be
turned up on a good stereo and
carefully listened to, because it
is one of the best examples of
cosmopolitan modem jazz ever

style of playing his sax with
their instruments, until the
rhythm and mood make the
band members clap and hum
and chuckle in tribute to
And this is the beauty of
Weather Report, their music
captures and suggests the
sounds of social life, past and
present, from seacoasts,
jungles and deserts, to cities,
bedrooms, tropical markets,
etc. This is the musical legacy
they have passed on to musi-
-cians and jazz fans alike af-
ter resting at the end of 12 al-
bums. Their daring creativity is
that they allowed the music they
were playing to evolve musically,
until a miracle of structural
sense guided them, and they en-
tered musically the cosmic order
and rhythm of life on planet

By Shauna Jemmott

highlighting what
Guyana has to of-
fer tourists has been
produced to push tour-
ism development here.
The remarkable 50-minute
documentary, 'Guyana: Yours tc
Discover', is the work of Armi
Major Mike Charles, who filmed
hours of recordings of unex-
plored places concealed in the
depths of Guyana's hinterland-
and quite a few famous places
around the city. Major Charles
filmed the shots during a series
of flights over each of Guyana's
distinctive counties.
From far above ground level.
in his Bell 412 Helicopter
Charles captured the breathtak-
ing beauty of this natural para-
dise, the warmth of its people.
and the wealth of its diverse cul-
tures, compiled and edited the
documentary, and has made il
available to the world. He was
mostly accompanied by co-pilol
Courtney Byrne.
The video features incred-
ibly handsome natural scenery.
accompanied by a gripping nar-
ration by former NCN reporter
and news anchor, Alicia
The story is quite interest-
ing and captivating, from its ap-
pealing introduction with instru-
mental music of '0 Beautiful
Guyana' through the tours to
Guyana's uncharted, as well as
frequently visited destinations,
to the kaleidoscopic display of
the CLICO pre-Independence
fireworks at the end of it all.
Enchanting waterfalls
including those at Kumarau,
Eping, Sakaika and
Kawanapau in the Pakaraima
Mountains; Wyline in Mt.
Roraima; and the more popular
Orinduik and Kaieteur Falls, are
in the documentary.
The complementary instru-

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mental versions were done by
local band. "Band Air'.
Guyana is 214,969 square
kilometers (83,000 square miles)
and has a curvaceous layout that
is popularly compared to the fig-
ure of.a typical Guyanese
woman. The country has an av-
erage population of 768,000
people. Most Guyanese occupy
the coastlands for residential
purposes (Demerara "and
Berbice). The country's large
forested areas conceal a number
of spectacular waterfalls, birds
of all colours and sizes, collec-
tions of pretty little butterflies,
a wide array of wildlife, distinc-
tively beautiful trees, and even
the unique lifestyles of various
indigenous peoples that dwell
The story has also fea-
tured some of the country's
distinguished edifices found
in its spirited capital city,
St. Georges Cathedral, the
Georgetown seawalls, Stabroek
Market, are some of the City
destinations featured in the film.
Charles said he was always
in the habit of recording beauti-
ful scenes of Guyana whenever
he flies his aircraft over any of
the three counties.
He said his original intention
was to have a library of videos
to show his family and to look
at when he grows old and is re-
tired from working. He said he
enjoys admiring the beauty of
his country.
"I have seen the world, and
I have seen all of Guyana... and
Guyana is one of the most spec-
tacular places in the world,"
Charles declared in an interview
with the Sunday Chronicle.
After looking at some of the
videos, Charles' mother thought
aloud that her son should share


them with the rest of Guyana,
and the wider world.
He said after a few informal
meetings with family and friends,
they decided to put together an
edited video documentary that is
impressive enough to market
Guyana and contains adequate
information to act as an educa-
tional piece for locals too, espe-
cially students.
Charles has plans of solicit-
ing a list of schools countrywide
- .

FROG with a beautiful hue

so that each can be furnished
with a copy of the DVD.
Production of the video
was done exclusively by his
family, girlfriend Ann, and a
few other friends, at an esti-
mated cost of $8M. Charles
told the Sunday Chronicle

that he contacted quite a few
of the relevant authorities and
organizations for support for
his project, but got none. No-
body thought he was serious,
until he eventually released
the remarkable feature.
His overseas based brother
and sister-in-law, assisted finan-
cially and in supplying some of
the necessary pieces of equip-
ment needed in the production
process, while his mom Rosa

and girlfriend Ann Fernandez se-
lected the videos. Ryan and
Deonarine Chand edited the fea-
tured scenes and the story.
The GDF Major said now
that his first project is complete,
with excellent reviews, he is
looking forward to support from

An aenal view of Georgetown

organizations, businesses and
private individuals in producing
other projects of a similar nature.
Charles is working on hav-
ing a special re-launch of the
documentary particularly for
President Bharrat Jagdeo, and
leaders of each of the minority
political parties. His aim is to
help them realise how beautiful
our country is and the need for
us to cherish our natural and hu-
man resources.
Charles said his experiences
in shooting the destinations and
events were beautiful, but areas
around Mount Roraima and
Kaieteur Falls, were difficult to
film because of fluctuation in air
Minister of Tourism Indus-
try and Commerce Manzoor
Nadir congratulated Charles on
producing the documentary, and
promised that his Ministry will
support his other tourism initia-
tives by 110 per cent.
Nadir said he was im-
pressed with Charles' work,
and felt very proud when he
attended the first launching of
the documentary in New
York, late May. He said many
Guyanese and foreigners to
this land attended the cer-
emony and they were stunned
with the beauties this country
However, Nadir said, what
he admires most is the commer-
cial aspect of Charles' work.
"It is not the scenery in
Guyana being showcased that is
attractive... the lesson in the
video is entrepreneurship," Na-
dir pointed out to the gathering
at the video's launch here.
Declaring tourism non-
existent if money cannot be
generated from the product,
Nadir reiterated his appreciation
for the man's positive
exploitation of a mere pastime to
generate money, while at the
same time pushing Guyana's
tourism potential by highlighting
its attraction to the world,
through digital technology.
Executive Director of the
Tourism and Hospitality Asso-
ciation of Guyana, Gerry
Gouveia, said the video high-
lights the heart of Guyana.
"This is our life. What we
saw here tonight is different...
what you saw here tonight is the
heart of Michael Charles... what
we saw here tonight is the heart
of Guyana."
Gouveia said the videos
were not done as professional
television videos, but captures
the love and spirit of our coun-
Guyana Tourism Authority
Executive Director, Indira
Ananjit said the documentary
could work as an excellent mar-
keting tool for Guyana.
"The idea is to let the rest
of the world know how beauti-
ful our country is," Anandjit
Anyone seeking more in-
formation can visit
www.mikecharles.biz, or


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Happy third wedding anniversary greetings are extended
to Mark and Moshamie Ramotar of Best Village on the
West Coast of Demerara and Enmore, East Coast
Demerara. Mark and Moshamie will be celebrating their
special day on August 4. Best wishes from their many
relatives and friends, including the staff at the Chronicle
newspapers and their adorable two-year-old daughter,

TWENTY-seventh wedding anniversary greetings are
extended Mohamed and Khadeeja to Haslim of Sixth
S street, Industry, East Coast Demerara who celebrated
their special day on July 23. Best wishes from their
children, Bilall, Tasleema and Wasim, adopted daughter
Shanna, grand-daughters Shahanna and Shabana, and
daughter-in-law Sunita, wishing them long life and

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EIGHTH wedding anniversary greetings are extended to
Pt. Hansraj Ganesh and Radha of Marshon, East Coast
Demerara, who celebrate their special day on August 3.
Greetings from their adorable daughter Simran, brothers,
sisters, parents, other relatives and friends, as well as the
members of the Lusignan Radha Krishna Mandir, May.
Lord Rama shower his blessings on them.


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by Petamber Persaud 28 titles from nine different Historiography of the British
publishers, endorsing the valid- West Indies to the end of the
r-WrW.RE nrP mnnv wnvQ ity and value of the Elsa Goveia 19th century'. Coincidentally,

to preserve our liter
Sary heritage. One
such method is the offering
of literary awards, a process
that operates on two signifi-
cant levels encouraging
the flourishing of literature
and public acknowledgement
of that output.
The Elsa Goveia Prize for
quality writings on Caribbean
History is one such course of
action effectively carrying out
its mandate with the same aca-
demic intellectualism that was
characteristic of that outstand-
ing woman in whose honour the
prize was named.
The 2005 Elsa Goveia Prize
was awarded to Guyanese Pro-
fessor Clem Seecharan for his
book, 'Sweetening Bitter Sugar:
Jock Campbell, the Booker Re-
former in British Guiana 1934
- 1966'. This year, two other
Guyanese, Juanita de Barros
and Brian Moore, vere nomi-
nated for the prize that received

This award was initiated in
honour of a daughter of the soil
who, in her short lifespan, left
a huge intellectual legacy, initi-
ated a new way at looking at his-
tory, and notched up a number
of firsts.
In 1944, Elsa Goveia was
the first female of St. Joseph
High School Convent of Mercy
to become a Guiana Scholar.
Residents of Werk-en-Rust,
where Goveia was living at the
time, and admirers of the
'Charlestown Convent' of which
she was a product, claimed that
it was a 'big thing' for them.
This scholarship afforded
her the opportunity to attend
the University of London where
she opted to study history: In
1948, she gained a B. A.
Honours in History and won the
Pollard Prize from the Univer-
sity College. And in 1952, she
got her Ph. D. in History.
In 1956, Goveia published
her first book, 'The Study of

this book was 'printed and
made' in Mexico because
Goveia claimed in her foreword
"it is to Spain, above all the Eu-
ropean countries, that we stand
indebted for the early historical
account of the West Indian is-
In 1962, she became the
first professor of history at the
University of the West Indies,
Mona Campus, Jamaica. There,
she pioneered the teaching of
West Indian History and en-
couraged the re-writing of it
from the standpoint of histori-
ography. One of her students,.
Walter Rodney, showed how
fascinating historiography is in
his intellectual legacies of which
'A History of the Guyanese
Working People, 1881 1905'
is of special interest to Guyana.
Goveia's other masterpiece,
based on her doctoral thesis;
'Slave Society in British Lee-
ward Islands at the end of the
18th century' was published in
1965 by Yale University Press.



The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract # 1551-SF/GY (US$29.5
million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the proceeds of this Loan will be
applied to the financing of the implementation of the Fiscal and Financial Management Program
(FFMP). The FFMP consists of three sub-components namely:

(i) Tax Policy and Administration;
(ii) Public Sector Financial Management; and
(iii) Fiscal and Fiduciary Oversight.

The overriding aim of the three subcomponents of the FFMP is to build effective and sustainable
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She was also one. of the editors
to 'History of the Caribbean'.
Goveia's respect for knowl-
edge and the dissemination
thereof was expanded in the vi-
sion of the Caribbean Artists
Movement (CAM) which had
in its rank E. K. Braithwaite,
John LaRose, Andrew Salkey,
Wilson Harris, Aubrey Will-
iams, Anne Walmsley, and C. L.
R. James.
To maintain Goveia's vision
of scholarship and dissemina-
tion thereof, the University of
the West Indies has set aside
The Elsa Goveia Reading Room
for that purpose.
Although her academic life
was spent in Jamaica, she main-
tained contact with Guyana,
serving as External Examiner to

the Guyana History course of
the University of Guyana, at-
tending the Third Annual Con-
ference of'the Association of
Caribbean Historians, among
other visits.
.Elsa Vesta Goveia was born
in 1925 in Georgetown, Guyana,
growing up in a small staunch
Roman Catholic family. Her

parents were teachers; this came
in useful for Goveia who'was a
,victim of malaria plaguing the
country at the time and would
cause her to miss classes due to
frequent bouts of high fever.
However, she beat the odds,
staying on course with her
schooling. Professor Mary Noel
Menezes wrote that Goveia
'was a scholar by choice' and
how she was 'inspired daily by
the sight of Elsa staggering un-
der a large pile of books...en
route to solitary study in the
Sister Superior's
office...swotting for Higher
Despite her malady and her
love for learning, Goveia found
time to indulge in extra curricu-
lar activities. She was a part of
the Girl Guides Company 10,
touring many parts of the coun-
try. And she was once crowned
'May Queen'; costumed in veils,
she looked 'angelic', character-
istic of the person she was to
her friends.
Elsa Goveia died in 1980,
the year Guyana lost two ex-
ceptional historians (the other
Walter Rodney), both cut down
in the prime of their lives.
The life of Elsa Vesta
Goveia is celebrated each
year with the Elsa Goveia
Memorial Lectures, which
was started in 1985, and Elsa
Goveia Prize.

o 'The Intellectual Legacies of Elsa Goviea' by Prof.
Menezes, published in the History Gazette, March 1994.
.o 'Dictionary of Guyanese Biographies' by Elma and
Author Seymour
o Interviews with Glancy Spence and Lorraine Mitchell
nee Spence.

Responses to the author please telephone 226-0065 of
email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.com


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Centre, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for screening under the
Special Eye Care Program.

Especially diabetes
Those in need of surgical intervention
Or diagnosed with cataract or glaucoma

Screening will be done Monday-Sunday, 08:00HRS to 16:00HRS, until further

Three Cuban Ophthalmologists are currently in Guyana screening persons i"
need of surgical intervention to correct vision impairment.

Surgery will be done in Cuba and post-operative care will be provided to patients.

Persons tilhout passports please indicate to the Low Vision Centre.
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This process is commonly referred to as the cir-
culatory system. The heart, arteries, veins and
capillaries all make up the circulatory system.

The Printer's Devil was at work in the Common En-
trance Science column last week. The word 'ministra-
tion' appeared in the final paragraph instead of 'men-
struation'. We apologise for the error.

Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Today
we'll learn about The Nervous System and The
Circulatory System.


The Nervous System controls the entire body.
Without it you may live but you would not know it!
It is this system which enables us to know what is
happening around us and which makes us think
also. The nervous system is made up of the fol-
lowing the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves.

The nerves transmit messages to and from the
brain and the spinal cord then to all the parts of the
body. These messages cause us to respond in
various ways or forms: for example, "How hot it
is!" or "I've been stung by a bee!" or "I just remem-
bered what I did with your pencil!" however what
would you think if your nerves were damaged? The
nervous system is the system which is constantly
at work, all day and all night. All other body sys-
tem depends essential on its proper functioning.


Have you ever wondered what happens to the
blood in your body? The blood flows through your
body making a complete trip in half of a minute.

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The heart pumps blood around the body. The ar-
teries takes blood enriched with oxygen from the
"iAi",, lungs to all parts of the body. In this way, too, nu-
trients from the food we eat are taken to the other
rn'1 parts of the body. The nutrients, oxygen and wa-
ter pass through the thin walls of the capillaries.
The vein then takes blood containing carbon diox-
ide back to the heart. The heart pumps this blood
ircal to the right and left lungs where the carbon diox-
ide are given up and breathed out.

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A picture of a retracted claw of the carnivores (Note the
pad below the claw)

Hello boys and girls,
Welcome. Let's look at the value of note-taking.
First of all, discard all notes that do not jog your
memory. Next, begin to write notes afresh espe-
cially in this area, Social Studies. Then get pictures
and drawings to accompany what you write if it is
possible. Be good at your study.


Animals (Continued)
Last week we saw that animals have been able to de-
velop the kind of feet, claws, jaws, coats, eyes, and even
stomachs which suit them best.

Animals (Continued)

Let us try to know more about animals, especially those
called mammals.

* The horse, donkey and zebra have strong toes or
hooves. They run around all day naturally. Their feet
are fashioned for animals which want to run fast.
* Cows, sheep, goats, deer, antelopes, giraffes and oth-
ers have two toes with strong nails, which we call
cloven hooves.
* Other mammals which are not exactly in this cat-
Segory of cloven hooves in-olde -igs,'eteiphants, rhi-

noceros and hippopotamuses or hippopotami. These
have small hooves, or very strong nails, on all their
All the mammals, which have hooves, are called un-
gulates, which is the largest family (in number) in
the order of mammals. These mammals eat grass or.
leaves and do not need to hunt other animals for food.
They need good legs and strong hooves to run away
from the enemies who hunt them:
The camel has two toes on each foot, with wide soft
pads specially adapted for traveling across the soft
sand of the desert. When a camel puts its foot down,
the toes spread side-ways and make the pad into
broad flat feet which do not sink into the soft desert
Another large family of mammals is the carnivores,
so called because that family lives mainly on meat.
They are hunters, and their weapons are their claws
and teeth.

The family talked about is the Cat family, some members
of which are found in Guyana. Family members include,
with others, the lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, puma, lynx
and both the wild and domestic cat. These have a spe-
cial kind of claw, called retractile, which can be withdrawn
or put out at will.

Watch your cat at home. and see how it can sheath or
unsheathe those sharp curved claws. You make it un-
sheathe its claws when you put it into a bad mood. You
make it sheath them when you make it comfortable. Do
.yo.u knpow.how cats keep their claws sharp? Check on
.yur hpuse cat.

A picture of an extended claw of the carnivores (note the
shape of the claw)


As we go on you will see how animals have been able to
develop the kind of feet, claws, jaws, coats, eyes, and
even stomachs which suit them best. These characteris-
tics will be looked at in turn

Something to do
Write to a study partner about any information you
can get in a personal observation of the hooves and/
or feet of the cow and/or the pig. It will help both of
you to remember the facts and appreciate the differ-
ences in the characteristics of those mammals es-

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Pare XIV Sunday Chronicle July. 31, 2005

The Passage
Winter came gently as a rule. The sky was still clear,
the sea blue and calm, and the sun warm. But there
would be an uncertainty in the air. Gold and scarlet leaves
that littered the countryside in great drifts whispered and
chuckled among themselves, or took experimental runs
from place to place, rolling like coloured hoops among
the trees. It was as if they were practising for some-
thing, preparing for something, and they would discuss
it excitedly in rusty voices as they crowded round the
tree-trunks. The birds, too, congregated in little groups,
puffing out their feathers, twittering thoughtfully. The
whole air was one of expectancy, like a vast audience
waiting for the curtain to go up. Then one morning they
threw back the shutters and looked down over the olive-
trees, across the blue bay to the russet mountains of
the mainland and became aware that winter had arrived,
for each mountain peak would be wearing a tattered skull-
cap of snow.. Now the air of expectancy grew almost

In a few days small white clouds started their winter pa-
rade, trooping across the sky, soft and chubby, long, and
driving them before it, like an ill-assorted flock of sheep,
would come the wind. This was warm at first, and came
in gentle gusts, rubbing through the olive-groves so that
the leaves trembled and turned silver with excitement,
rocking the cypresses so that they undulated gently, and
stirring the dead leaves into gay, swirling little dances
that died as suddenly as they began. Playfully it ruffled
the feathers on the sparrow's backs, so that they shud-
dered and fluffed themselves; and it leapt without warn-
ing at the gulls, so that they were stopped in mid-air and
had to curve their white wings against it. Shutters started
to bang and door chattered suddenly in their frames. But
still the sun shone, the sea remained placid, and the
mountains sat complacently, summer bronzed, wearing
their splintered snow hats.

For a week or so the wind played with the island, pat-
ting it, humming to itself among the bare branches. Then
there was a lull, a few days' strange calm; suddenly,
when you least expected it, the wind would be back. But
it was a changed wind, a mad, hooting, bellowing wind
that leapt down on the island and tried to blow it into
the sea....

About the excerpt
1. You have had the opportunity to read the extract about
the change of weather which had a great impression upon
the writer. Read it over once more, this time underlining
all the phrases that describe the phenomenon. You can
then proceed to write a description which gives a clear
picture of what the passage is about.
2. Write a description of the prevailing weather at present
in our country Guyana.
3. Write a conversation between two or three of the ob-
jects mentioned in the passage. Let the topic be one
taken from the prevailing atmosphere in the passage.
Just tell anything you think is fitting conversation for them
in this air of expectation.

Descriptive Writing

Good descriptive writing depends on the creation of vivid
word pictures and the organization of those pictures into
an effective pattern.

In the extract below, note how Stephen King, a great
writer, organizes details to let the reader 'see' the scene.

Lightning flared in a blue sheet, giving Anderson a
shuttered-click of what she had come to think of as
her neighbours did as her dooryard. She saw the truck
with the first drops of rain on its windshield: the short
dirt driveway; the mailbox with its flag down and tucked
secUrely.',,a--airi -:' au. alumi 7 side; the writhing trees

Thunder exploded a bare moment later and Peterjumped
against her, whining. The lights went out. They didn't
bother dimming or flickering or messing around; they
went out all at once, completely. They went out with au-
Anderson reached for the lantern and then her
hand stopped.
There was a green spot on the far wall, just to the
right of Uncle Frank's Welsh dresser. It bobbed up two
inches, moved left, then right. It disappeared for a mo-
ment and then came back:...
She turned toward Peter, hearing the tendons in her
neck creak like dirty doorhinges, knowing what she was
going to see. The light was coming from Peter's eye.
His left eye. It glared with the witchy green light of St.
Elmo's fire drifting over a swamp after a still, muggy day.

-Stephen King, The Tommyknockers

We know that you have read well. But we do not know
how much you were able to see the picture and so ap-
preciate the writer's technique. Well, here are the com-

In the first paragraph, the writer was able to help bring
the scene to life with vivid images like "lightning flared in
a blue. sheet and "thunder exploded a bare moment

Is hearingg the. tendons in her neck creak like dirty
doorhinges" an effective image? Examine it again and
then tell why;

Spatial Order

When you describe, it is always a good idea to orga-
nize details in spatial order. Good descriptive writing de-
pends upon the effective use of details, and the organi-
zation of those details into meaningful patterns.

One natural way of organizing descriptive writing is to ar-
range details in spatial order that is left to right, front
to back, near to far, clockwise, or counterclockwise. Let
us see how another writer, Sharon Oard Wamer, organise
the details of her description?

The pediatric ward is divided into two unequal sec-
tions by a length of Plexiglas that juts out into the middle
of the room. A table atone end keeps people from walk-
ing into the flat edge. Orange and brown upholstered
chairs line both sides of the transparent wall, back to
back, as though some enormous game of musical chairs
is about to begin. The smaller section of the room is
reserved for well patients, and a prominent sign directs
the rest of us to the other side.

When I carried Jancy in this morning, I stopped in the
entrance, momentarily confused. Some redecorating had
gone on since our last visit. A large oval braided rug
covered an expanse of institutional carpet in the unwell
section, and a baby, not older than Jancy was seated in
the middle of it. While I watched, he crawled to the edge
and then back again, as though the rug were an island
and he was marooned..

Sharon Oard Warner, "A Simple Matter of Hunger"

One point to note in the passage is that "island" and "ma-
rooned" reinforce the sense of rigidly divided space.

A tip to remember: When you write descriptions, you
can use prepositional phrase', as Warner does, to es-
tablish ipatial.relationships between objects.
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Prepositional Phrases

Reminder: A phrase is s group of words that acts in a
sentence as a single part of speech.

A prepositional phrase is a group of words that be-
gins with a preposition and usually ends with a
noun or a preposition, called the object of the

1. I voted against the idea. [Idea is the object of the
preposition against.]

2. The elevator is necessary for us. [Us is the object of
the preposition for.]

3. The poet, Nikki Giovanni, was. bor in 1943. [The
date 1943 is the object of the preposition in.] ..

You may find adjectives and other modifiers appearing
between the preposition and its object. Note also that.
a preposition may have more than one object.
1. The elevator goes to the cool, dark basement; [Ad-
jectives added]
2. The elevator goes to the basement and the pent-
house. [two objects]

A preposition phrase can act as an adjective or an ad-
verb in a sentence. Used as an adjective, a prepositional
phrase modifies a noun or a pronoun.- Used as an ad-
verb, it modifies a verb, an adjective, or an adverb.,

1. Take the elevator on the right. [adjective phrase
modifying the noun elevato] :
2. Which of these elevators is working? [adjective
phrase modifying the pronoun which]
3. After the meeting you should take this elevator to
the lobby. [adverb phrase modifying the:verb should take]
4. The elevator is helpful to us. [adverb phrase modify-
ing the adjective helpful]
5. We sometimes work late at night. [adverb phrase
modifying the adverb late]

Identifying Prepositional Phrases
Write each phrase that appears in the following sen-
tences. (Some sentences have more than one preposi-
tional phrase.)
When you are finished looking at the prepositional
phrases, say which word or words each prepositional
phrase modifies. Then write whether each phrase is act-
ing as an adjective or an adverb.
1. Great environmental art is alive in the coastland of
2. From an aeroplane the vast cultivated fields resemble
monumental works of abstract art.
3. The varied designs are the result of modern farming
4. Farmers plough along the natural contours of the land.
5. Red, brown, and black patterns with a variety of tex-
tures result from plowing.
6. Modern irrigation equipment pivots around a central
water source.
7. This technique produces huge circular areas of bright

Note: The preposition is a word that shows the rela-
tionship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in a

1. The garage is be tind the house: [Behind shows the
spatial relationship between the house and the garage.]
2. The engine purr d after the adjustment. [After tells
the time relations between the purring and the adjust-
3. It starts with ease. [With relates thW' vieb. started ('
the noun ease.

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LTheDentist Advise.
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Quality assurance

in health care

ONE factor that
enhances the
that a country is devel-
oping is when there ex-
ists a viable system of
quality assurance of
public services ren-
dered. The State's den-
tal clinics provide the
Guyanese population
with close to 150, 000
clinical interventions

each year.
Until quite recently, there
was never an institutionalized
strategy to analyse and account
for the quality of the service the
public receives. A top level team
was sent here from the
European Union to conduct a
workshop, on professional
practice by physicians,
dentists, pharmacists and
nurses. Being a participant of
that programme, I recognized
that although the parameter of
quality assurance is still


evolving, the time is right for
the first definitive step in this
The philosophy
underlying quality
assurances is shaped by the
economy, social values and
sense of distributive justice.
All of these, over time, define
the purpose of the quality
assurance. For many years,
the philosophy was simply
that health care professionals
have a responsibility to
provide care, in the best'
interest of the individual
patient and within the scope
of scientific and clinical
possibility. At its core, the
philosophy was an ethical
principle that health care and
the quality of it was a
somewhat private matter
between practitioner and
With time, the practitioner's
responsibility extended to
society as a whole rather than
solely to individual patients.
Given Guyana's contemporary
political history of close
interaction between State and
the people, there is a real
justification and for and a duty
to account more explicitly for
services delivered. At first such
public accountability was often
punitive and was commonly
referred to as an effort to 'find
bad apples in the barrel'.
Recently however; the
philosophy has shifted from
quality assurance to quality
improvement. This is a more
educational, consultative and
problem solving approach.
The philosophy of quality
improvement emphasises the
goal of improving care for the
patient. The responsibility


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The Guyana Rice Development Board is once again
awarding Bursaries to the children of Employees, Rice
Farmers and Rice Millers, who have been successful at
the recent Secondary School Entrance Examination
(SSEE) 2005/2006 school year.

Each Bursary Award will be for five (5) years and will
depend on successful completion of each consecutive

Interested persons can contact the Administrative
Manager, the Regional Officers of the Guyana Rice
Development Board, or the Rice Extension Officers in
their respective Regions for further information and
application forms on or before Friday, August 12, 2005,
at 3:30pm.

for the quality of care
involves all aspects of the
delivery system or
organisation. Thus, the focus is
on improving the performance
of the system overall rather than
looking for deficiencies in
individual practitioners.
Another hallmark of the
quality improvement
philosophy is persistent
attention to identifying areas
that need improvement,
analysing data to discern the
factors contributing to
problems, planning

interventions, and checking
the results of the
Quality assessment consists
of the methods and tools used
for measuring the quality of
care. The specific tools used in
assessing the quality of care
include performance indicators,
review criteria, appropriateness
criteria and ratings, benchmarks,
standards, clinical guidelines and
practice parameters.
Issues regarding the
quality of care are viewed
within the context of the
entire system. This is based
on the assumption' that
patient care is achieved only
through the interactions,

collaboration a :1
interdependent functions :1
many people a .l
One problem we face is t :t
a major part of the philosop :y
originates in the United Statis
where there is no such person
as a government dentist. :n
addition, financial constrain s
exert extra pressure on the
administrators who are
obligated to be very innovative
in order for quality
improvement to be a reality. It
would help if Guyanese
patients demand a better
quality of service as this could
serve as added stimulus for

Feasibility Study for the Sea Defences programme financed
under the 9" EDF

Notice No. EuropeAid/121730/D/SV/GY, OJ S 119 of 22 June 2005-07-19

1 Project Identification and Financing
(a) Title: Feasibility Study for the Sea Defence Programme to be financed under the 9h EDF.
(b) Number 9" EDF
(c) Source of Financing: European Development Fund
(d) Status of the Financing: Financing Agreement (TCF)

2. Contract Identification
(a) Type of Contract: Service
(b) Subject: A Feasibility Study financed under the 9" European Development Fund to
further develop the recommendations of the programme identification study for the 91
EDF Sea Defence Programme to the point where implementation can commence.

3 Eligibility, Origin and Evaluation Criteria
(a) Eligibility and Origin:
(1) Participation is open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons of the 15 EU
Member States contributing to the 9" EDF, to ACP countries as listed in Annex A2
of the Practical Guide to contract procedures financed from the 9g EDF:
(b) Evaluation
European Aid website: http://europa.eu.int/commleuropeaid/index en.htm)

4 Location and Deadline
(a) Project location: Guyana, South America
(b) Performance Period: 4 (four) months

5 Project Authorities
(a) Contracting Authorities: National Authorising Officer (NAO) Ministry of Finance Main &
Urquhart Streets Georgetown, Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
(b) Supervisor: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works & Communication or an
appointed assignee.

6 Tender Document
Type of Tender: Short List for a restricted invitation to tender.
Terms on which tender documents may be obtained: free of charge, at European Aid website:

7 Language and Opening of Tenders
(a) Language: English
(b) Receipt and Opening of Tenders: Tenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance,
Main & Urquhart Streets,

and must be deposited in the Tender Box at the Ministry of Finance on or before 09:00 hours on
Tuesday 30" August, 2005. The Contracting Authority is not responsible for bids deposited on or
before the time and date specified for submission for bids. Late bids will be rejected and returned

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works & Communications

Government ads can be viewed on

Sunday Chronincle Juiy 31, 2005

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In this week's mailbag we are again reminding employees that
you too have a role to play in ensuring that your records at NIS s

are in order. Please take keen note of the following :-

1. it is an offense to use another person's name, date of bth
or NIS number to seek employment or make claims for NIS

2. Using another person's name or NIS number can create a
number of problems with your records as well as for those
of that person

3. Such an act can affect the timely payment of your benefit
as well as the other person's benefit.

4. Further, when you commit such an act NIS will not be able
to record contributions that you have paid using that person's
NIS number.






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Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
C/O Dianne Lewis Baxter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer (ag)
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135 ..
E-mail: prnis(a@solutions2000.net
Tel: 227-3461.



The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the;

"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"

Tender Documents for this sub-project can be purchased from the
office of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G\Town in
the form of a MANAGER'S CHEQUE payable to the BASIC
NEEDS TRUST FUND. Tender Documents for can be.
purchased for a n ,-refundable fee of five thousand dollars

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance
Certificates (both of which should be in the name of individual or firm
submitting the bid) should be addressed to the Project Manager,
and deposited in the Tender Box of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at
237 Camp Street SIMAP's Building, Georgetown, on or before
10:00 a.m. on Tuesc -y, August 2, 2005.

Tenders must be pt ced in sealed envelopes with the name of
the sub-project c .. ,ly marked on the top, left-hand corner.
The envelope should in no way identify the tenderer.

The Basic Needs ,st Fund does not bind itself to accept the
lowest or any other der.

Tenderers or their re: esentatives may be present at the opening of
the tenders at 10:00 ..;n. on Tuesday, August 2, 2005.

Project Manager
July 20, 2005

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Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005

ane XVI


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Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005



'SOLID waste management is
among the range of environ-
mental issues facing man-
kind mainly due to environ-
mental problems and public
health risk associated with its
productionn and disposal. Im-
proper waste management is
a significant visual environ-
mental issue facing many
communities in Guyana. In
addition, unpublished assess-
ments of the risk to public
health have been conducted,
and it is almost certain that
,adverse impacts were found.
It is safe to assume that cur-
rent-solid waste management
practices pose serious envi-
ronmental health concerns
in Guyana.

There are various strategies
used in solid waste management.
Many people around the world
use strategies such as segrega-
tion. Segregation is where waste
is separated based on factors
such as biodegradable or non-
biodegradable. In such a case,
biodegradable waste would in-
clude organic waste, e.g. kitchen
waste, vegetables, fruits, flow-
ers, leaves from the garden and
paper. Non-biodegradable waste
can be further segregated into:

(a) Recyclable waste, e.g. plas-
tics, paper, glass, metals, etc.

(b) Toxic Waste, e.g. old
medicines, paints, chemicals,
bulbs, spray cans, fertilizer and
pesticides containers, batteries,
shoe polish.

(c) Soiled-hospital waste
e.g. cloth soiled with blood and
other body fluids.

Other forms of segregation
would include those done as
routine in households around the
world, where waste would be
separated daily into different
bags for different categories of
waste such as wet and dry
waste, and toxic waste.
There are four practical
ways that are also followed for
solid waste management. They
are commonly referred to as the
four Rs:

(1) Refuse. Instead of buy-
ing new containers from the
market, use the ones that are in
the house. Refuse to buy new
items though you may think
they are prettier than the ones
you already have.

(2) Reuse. Do not throw
away the soft drink cans or the
bottles, cover them with home-
made paper or paint them and
use them as pencil stands or
small vases.

(3) Recycle. Separate your
waste to make sure that it is
collected and taken for recy-


left is ash. The ash is then bur-
ied in a land fill site which
might pose problems since ash
may contain dangerous toxins
which can cause severe con-
tamination of ground water qtc.
by leaching.
Composting is one of the
oldest methods of disposing
solid waste. It is the natural pro-
cess of biological decomposition
of organic waste by micro !or-
ganisms mainly bacteria and
fungi that yields a humus like
substance which looks like soil
and is an excellent medium'for
growing plants.


Try to separate ypur

solid waste so that you can
make compost, recycle and
Don't litter, set an ex-
ample for others around you,
wait until you reach a Garbage
Make sure that your
garbage bins are securely
covered. This prevents the
harboring of rats, roaches
flies etc.
Don't dispose of
needles and syringes in gar-
bage bags. Contact your town
council solid waste manage-

ment division.
When shopping, try to
buy items in bulk in order to re-
duce packaging materials.
Don't put out'your gar-
bage too early if it contains meat
and fish, it smells bad.
Don't place old stoves,
refrigerators and other large
items at the side of the road.
Contact your town council to
dispose of it.


(4) Reduce. Reduce the gen-
eration of unnecessary waste,
e.g. carry your own shopping
bag when you go to the market
and put all your purchases di-
rectly into it.


There are different meth-
ods for the disposal of waste.
These may include landfills,
sanitary landfills, incinera-
tion and composting.
Landfills are generally lo-
cated in urban areas where a
large amount of waste is gener-
ated. Landfills are pits dug in the
ground. The garbage is dumped
into the pit and covered with a
layer of soil. Land fills have
many problems. All types of
waste are dumped into landfills
and when water seeps through
them it gets contaminated and in
turn pollutes the ground water,
soil and surrounding area.
Sanitary landfills are an al-
ternative to landfills which will
solve the problem of leachate
polluting ground water and soil.
These landfills are lined to the
base and every layer with ma-
terials that are impermeable
such as plastics and clays that
would prevent leaching of pol-
Incineration plants burn
waste in large furnaces. At the
end of this process, all that, is



The Government of Guyanathas received a loan from the Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such
funds be applied forpayment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.

1. SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids forfurnishing the necessary
labour, materials, equipment and services forthe construction and
completion of the following projects:-

i) Replacement of Kariako Health Center- Region 1
ii) Replacement of Kamarang Nursery School- Region 7
iii) Construction of Kaibarupai Multi-Purpose Building Region 8
iv) Construction of Waipa Teacher's Quarters Region 8
2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspectthe
bidding documents at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street,
Georgetown, Tel: 227-3554 (Contracts Department).
3. Bids from Firm/Company mustattach a copy of the business
registration. Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS
Compliance Certificates. Careful attention must be paid to the
EvaluationCriteria in the tender documents.
4. The cost of each Bidding Document is G$5,000. Payment can be
made in cash or by Manager's cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency.
5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less than 2% of the bid
sum. The Bid Bond/Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's
cheque in favour of SIMAP Agency from a Commercial Bank/
Financial House/Insurance Company using the form supplied by
SIMAP. Personal cheques will not be accepted.
6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency
Tender Box, at SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg,
Georgetown on or before 14:00 hrs on Tuesday, August 12, 2005 at
which time they will be opened in the presence of the
7. SIMAP reserves the right to reject the lowest or any bid and is not
obligated to give any reasonss.


HeremD77ht oucaS sar yu inins and
ices with me y sendingyour leter to:"Ou
Envromet" Co IT ivsion Evi -et
ProectonAgecy [AT uilin, Trkyen U



Land (approx. 44 acres)
with one completee 10 tons Rice Mill including:-

Fairbank 40 tons Electronic Scale
Kelper Weber Dryer 40 tons
Kelper Weber Dryer 22 tons
Satake Rice Whitening Machine
Satake Paddy Cleaner
Rimac Paddy Separator
Rimac Paddy Husker
Two (2) portable dryers
Diesel generator 440V / 165KVA 3 PH
Rotary Sifter with Motor and Switch Box

Located at Coffee Grove, Essequibo Coast

For serious offers please contact:
The Receiver
78 Church & Carmichael Streets,

Or telephone: 227-5568/226-2119


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This is the application of wa-
ter to the soil to enhance crop
growth. Water makes up a
large percentage of living tis-
sues and the amount present
in the soil will influence crop
growth. Consider the soil to
the depth of rooting as a res-
ervoir for the water. The plant
growing in the soil extracts
this water and if this water is
not being constantly replen-
ished a point will be reached
when there is no more water
for the plant to extract and

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the plant wilts and may even-
tually die. Through irrigation
the soil water is replenished.
Every time water is applied to
the field there is wastage due
to surface run off, evaporation
and by deep seepage. Delay-
ing irrigation until the soil
reservoir is almost empty can
save water. The most widely
used method of assessing the
time to irrigate is to press the
soil into a ball with the
hands. If the soil retains its
shape it is considered to have
readily available moisture. In
some soils this may be diffi-
cult to determine and the per-

formance of the crop in the
field has to be used as a guide.
Some plants may wilt long be-
fore the permanent wilting point
is reached and irrigation may
have.to be done earlier
Timing of Irrigation: There
are times in the crop life when
water availability is crucial and
a scarcity of water will result in
a drastic reduction of yield.
These periods correspond to the
time earlier in the crop life be-
fore the root system is fully de-
veloped (not enough roots to
absorb the water) and during the
stage before maturity when the
crop is making rapid growth. It

Guyana Lands and

Surveys Commission

Sworn Land Surveyors/Surveying Contractors are to submit Tenders for the
execution of Cadastral Surveys to demarcate the boundaries of Amerindian
Villages in the following areas:

Block 1 Region No. 1- BaramitaAmerindian Village

Block 2 Region No. 8- Paramakatoi Amerindian Village

Block 3 Region No. 8- Monkey Mountain

Block 4 Region No. 8- KopinangAmerindian Village
Block Region No. 9- KanashenAmerindian Village

Tender Documents can be obtained for a non-refundable fee of five thousand
dollars ($5,000.) each, from the cashier, Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission,
D'Urban Backlands, Georgetown, Monday to Friday between the hours of
08:30hrs and 16:00hrs.

The completed Tender Documents should be placed in a sealed envelope marked
on the outside "Cadastral Surveys Amerindian Village, the Region No., the Block
No., and the name of the Village", and should be addressed to:

The Chairman,
National Procurement and TenderAdministration
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
and should be deposited in the Tender Box of the Ministry of Finance on or before
09:00hrs on Tuesday, August 16,2005.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in the presence
of Tenderers who may wish to be present.


1. The new closing date forthe submission of Tender Documents is Tuesday,
August 16, 2005 and not July 26, 2005 as was previously advertised.

2. The new location for depositing/submitting Tender Documents is the The
Chairman, National Procurement and Tender Administration,
Ministry of Finance, Main and Urquhart Streets, GEORGETOWN and
not to the Chairman, Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Tender
Board, 22 Upper Hadfield Street, D'Urban Backlands, GEORGETOWN
as was previously advertised.

Andrew R. Bishop
SCommissioner of Lands and Surveys .
SGuyana LartdsandSurv.eysC.o.mm.lssion ....... .....

is better to apply enough water
to wet the root zone at one time
than to make frequent applica-
tions that do no fill the soil res-
ervoir. Irrigation should be done
when the available soil moisture
in the root zone is reduced to a
low level, or before a major por-
tion of the root zone has
reached the permanent wilting
The frequency of irrigation
will depend on the crop grown
their rate of growth, climatic
conditions, the water holding
capacity of the soils and how
well weeds are destroyed to con-
serve soil moisture. If the soil
is able to store 2" of water/foot
of depth of soil then the irriga-
tion frequency will be less than
a soil that can store 1" water/
foot of depth of soil. If weeds
are removed from the field then
the irrigation frequency will be
reduced. If the weather is hot
and windy then the frequency
of irrigation will be more than
in still cool conditions.


Methods of irrigation can be
placed into two categories.
Pressurized Irrigation: here
water is applied to the soil un-
der pressure by means of a
pump. Two systems operate in
pressurized irrigation. The over-
head sprinkler irrigation and the
drip irrigation system. Each of
these system has its advantages

and disadvantages.
Non-Pressurized Irrigation:
here water is applied to the soil
by gravity flow over the soil
surface or by capillary action to
the soil surface and includes:
Flood irrigation: here water
is ponded on the soil surface
for a period and then allowed to
Furrow irrigation: here wa-
ter is ponded in the furrows of
a ridge and furrow system.
Corrugated furrows: water
is allowed to flow in corruga-
tions placed throughout the
Basin irrigation: here the
area is empoldered and the wa-
ter is collected and distributed
in the basin formed.
Subsurface irrigation:

here the level of the water
table is raised or the water is
placed in subsurface drains
(tiles or pipes) and move to
the surface, through capil-
lary action,, where the plants
use it. Care must be taken to
ensure that the soil is not

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National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL)
Invites proposals from interested companies or individuals for the former Guyana Rice Development
Board Wharf property, located at Mudlots 1 & 2 & a portion of 3 Water Street, North Cummingsburg,

Interested persons must register with NICIL and pay a Registration fee of $1;000. Upon registration,
the following will be provided:

A Letter of Authority to visit the premises
An Information Memorandum: containing details of the property
A Request for Proposals (RFP Document)
Copy of Advertisement

Parties responding to the Request for Proposals will be expected to include the following in their
A Business Plan including plans for employment and investment
A Financial Proposal

Proposals must be submitted to the NICIL no later than Monday 8th AUGUST 2005, at 14:00 hours.

Proposals should be placed in a sealed envelope and titled ("Proposal for The former Guyana Rice
Development Board Wharf'). Proposals must be deposited at NICIL,126 Barrack Street, Kingston,
Georgetown and addressed to:
The Executive Director
126 Barrack Street
Tel. 592-225-6339
Fax: 592-226-6426
Email: punit2@guyana.net.gy

For additional information, please write to the contact information above.
NICILis nt bond toaccet an Proosa


,Sunday Chronicle July 31, 20.05

LAST week, we dealt with Anesthetics drugs
which induce the condition that prevents the ani-
mal from feeling pain. They are quite distinct from
Analgesics for pain relievers.


Analgesics are drugs used to
relieve pain. While there are
many pain-killers, Aspirin
(acetylsalicylic'acid) is the
safest and best analgesics for
home veterinary care. Its best
use, perhaps, is in the ar-
thritic dog, to relieve stiff-
ness and promote joint mo-
Acepromazine, Demerol
morphine codeine and other
narcotics are subjected to phar-
maceutical regulation and cannot
,be purchased without a pre-
scription, The effect of these
drugs on dogs is highly variable.

They should be used under vet-
erinary medical supervision.
Tylenol is an analgesic pri-
marily used for its fever reduc-
ing properties. Fever should be
treated in dogs only when the
fever is high enough to produce
damage by itself.
Butazolidin is used for its
anti-inflammatory effects. Your
veterinarian may wish to pre-
scribe it in certain disorders of
the bones and joints.
Pain-killers are contra-
dicted in sprains and other
acute conditions of muscles,
tendons, and joints, where re-
lief of pain might permit a
use of leg that should be kept

at rest.
While Aspirin is the safest
analgesic, it is not without com-
plications and use can cause gas-
tric (stomach) upsets. When
used for a prolonged period
time. it can cause gastric ulcers
and bleeding from the upper
gastrointestinal tract.


Tranquilisers care drugs
used to relieve anxiety, treat
motion sickness, and sedate a
dog for ease of handling and
treatment. The exact mode of
action of tranquilisers is vari-
able. Some act on the brain
to modify behaviour and to
suppress nausea and vomit-
ing. Others achieve their ef-
fects primarily through seda-

tion. They are of the antihis-
tamine class and are available
at pet stores.
Tranquilisers are safe and
effective when used as di-
rected in the right situation.
Nevertheless, even in the
best of circumstances, unto-
ward results can occur. Hu-
man tranquilisers should riot
be given to dogs without first
discussing their use with
your veterinarian.
Long tern' tranquilisation is
not recommended. Except for
motion sickness, thunder-
storms, explosives (squibs) and
other temporary upsets of this

sort, behaviour disorders in dogs
are best treated by identifying
the cause of the problem and
taking steps to correct it.
Tranquilisers should not be
given to cutely injure (bleeding)

dogs as they lower the blood
The above text has relied
heavily on paragraphs taken
from a handbook authored by
Drs. Griffin and Carlson.

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Cookery Corner

S Welcome to the 356" edition of
S.J/ ( "Champion. Cookery Corner", a
Weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

This week represent 2e i / i .'i 'i r irin m .. i types ofpastr one made with sweet potato s
and the .hi Ih t iLa pa, Laing the, 'c.' f, tc'ia flavour. The shortcru-st cheese paistr ma' he mused
in a variety of recipes, fbr example to make an extra tasty quiche or vegeLtahle pie.

225 (8oz) Flour
1 lOg (4oz) Cheddar cheese
50g (2oz) lard
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Sievecthe flour and salt together into a bowl. Cut the fats into
1:5cm ('/ inch) cubes and rub lightly into flour, i1li,._ the
mixture to add air, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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; teaspoon mustard Stir and cook until mixture is hu1bbv.
2 teaspoon water Retave from healt ad adtl liquid and celery. Cook
I.4 clp huller, 3 -4 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
1l4 cup flour stirring often. Stir in mustard aind lie next
2 cup chicken stock or use I cup milk ingredients.
and 1 cup chicken stock lurn into 10x6x2 inch baking dish or() inch pie plate.
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Mathematics the fun and easy way. The Ministry of Education
will be implementing a new way of learning and teaching
mathematics, beginning with grade 1 of primary schools, nationwide.
This effort which is being financed through the Basic Education
Access and Management Support Programme (BEAMS) is part of the
Ministry's strategy to improve the quality of education for our
In the new semester- September 2005, our teachers and pupils
of grade I all across Guyana will begin to develop "Fun with

Pupils of St. Margaret's Primary School having FUN WITH NUMBERS

Numbers". This name was given to the New Mathematics
Programme which uses Interactive Radio Instructions (IRI).
"Fun with Numbers" was designed by applying IRI as a
methodology which combines the medium radio and oral
communication with the needs of learning in Mathematics for the
children. This design was done by taking into account the interests
of the pupils, their understanding of the language, their ability to
generalize and their enjoyment in learning.
'Fun with numbers" is created in a simple, fun and interactive
j forma- where pupils of each classroom listen to and interact with
the radio teachers and radio characters in different situations of
learning. Approximately each 20 seconds, the pupils are

InnOvative characteristics

of IRI Mathematics

A n important
characteristic of the IRI
Maths lessons is the
rapid change of rhythm and
topics. Each lesson contains
many types of situations of
learning. For example one lesson.
can begin with an activity where
pupils have to identify numerals
by "finding numbers that come
after or before each other (e.g
after 9), or comparing numbers
e.g. (9 versus 7). This is followed
by an exercise where Pupils are
expected to learn mathematics
symbols such as plus (+) and
minus (-), doing oral subtractions
using their fingers e.g. (10-9,8-8
); or using counters and counting

by twos (2,4,6,...20).
In the between these
segments of instruction, there
are interactive songs, physical
exercises, stories, riddles or
tongue twisters. There are
constant variations in the
activities of the lessons to
ensure that the attention span
of the pupil is not broken. For
example, one minute the
pupils would be sitting quietly
working on an addition
exercise, guided by their radio
teacher and observed or
supervised by their classroom
teacher and the next minute
they will be standing and
doing some physical

exercises. This could be
followed by an activity where
they are listening to the
dramatization of a Maths
problem related to real life
and then followed by another
activity where they are
singing loudly and enjoying a
song specially composed for
IRI methodology is
different because it requires
that pupils stop and react to
questions and exercises
through verbal responses to
radio characters, and
physical and intellectual
activities while the program
is on the air. For both

.teachers and pupils, the
lessons become an
immediate practical guide.
Short pauses are provided
throughout the lessons, after
question's, and during
exercises, to ensure that
students have time to think
and respond adequately.
Interaction is also
encouraged within the
learning environme-nt
between teachers and learners
as they work together to
conduct short experiments,
perform activities, and solve
problems using local
resources and imaginative
situations and stories.

expected to do different types of activities which includes:
answering orally, writing on their worksheets or their exercise
books, drawing, solving arithmetic exercises, reading,
mathematics symbols, counting and making calculations using
counters, doing physical exercises and singing.

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We're going to have fun with numbers,
So much fun with numbers,
We're going to have fun with numbers
S It's so easy you will see.

It's so simple you will see,
Now listen very carefully,
\ Whether one, two or three,
This game was meant for you and me,
One, two, three, four, five
It keeps your mind alive.


SPupils of Smith's Memorial
using counters in the IRI lesson

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IRI Maths Lessons will be
broadcast on the Voice of
Guyana (N.C.N Radio) for
twenty-five minutes every
Monday to Thursdays.
The timing for this
programme is scheduled
for 09.30 hours each day.
The radio broadcast will
last for twenty five
minutes. After the
broadcast, teachers will
work with pupils for
another twenty-five
minutes to complete
additional activities from
the lesson. There will be
a follow-up exercise for IRI
Maths lessons on Fridays
of each week. This will last
for thirty minutes. This
assessment will help
teachers to identify the
weaknesses and strengths
of the pupils.
Each school will use a
regular CD player in case
of power failure.

S Special provision has
been made by the Ministry
to deliver the lessons to
those communities which
receive the radio signals
and is without electricity.
Teachers of these schools
will be given solar

powered operated radios,
which are wound up for a
few minutes to charge.
Rechargeable batteries
are also being provided to
each school for used
whenever there is a power

These schools will use
radio/CD players and
rechargeable batteries
(electricity or solar).
All the lessons will be
provided on Cds. Each CD
contains twelve lessons.
Although teachers in
remote areas will have to
deliver lessons through
CD players, they are
expected to start at 9.30 h
each day and follow the
same procedures which
are used by those
teachers who will be using
the radio broadcast.

Other elements

of IRI lessons

here are also other
c r i t i c a
characteristics of
IRI lessons which
contribute to its success
with the pupils and
teachers. Most important,
though less visible, is the
careful adaptation of the
instructional material to
meet the needs and abilities
of the children of Guyana.
The frequency in which
the different Maths topics
are presented, the mix of
explanation and practice,
the rhythm of instruction
and the review are all
adjusted to the needs of the
children through a system
of formative evaluation
that is integrated in the
process of production of

the IRI Maths lessons.
The observation of each
lesson in the classrooms is
also used to adjust the
vocabulary, the duration of
the messages of instruction,
and the synchronization.
This is to ensure the lessons
are of good quality and the
children learn Mathematics
in a fun way
Rapid and focused
feedback is a critical
element of Fun with
Numbers The E\aluati.:n
Team of IRI has d&,eloped
rapid assessment procedure
for obtaining pupils
performance data. These
procedures were linked to a
flexible production
schedule, thereby
permitting feedback, which

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can identify the learning
problems early enough for
mid-course corrections to be
made during the semester.

She need for

Il methodology

he poor performance
of our students at the
examinations clearly point to
the need for adjustments to the
methods used for teaching the
subject. The IRI methodology
was chosen to teach Maths at
the foundation levels because
it has proven to be a very
successful approach for
improving children's
performance. IRI will make it
easier for students to develop
a positive attitude toward the
A review of our education
system and the overall school
performance over the last two
decades would point to the
insufficient number of trained
teachers for Mathematics,
poor student performance and
limited resources/teaching
aid to help in the delivery of

the subject. A significant
amount of students have
complained about having
difficulties understanding the
fundamentals of the subject.
IRI methodology was
developed as a tool to be used
in the classroom to
counteract the limitation in
the teachers' training, poor
achievement among learners,
and'few resources. Over the
last three decades, this
methodology has been used
very successfully for
teaching Mathematics. It is
very cost effective especially
in countries like Guyana.
This methodology has
proven to be a success when
ciantp, Jed with .many other
educational strategies because
of the wide reach of the radio
broadcasts. Increasing
numbers of learners do not

increase the cost of production
of the lessons; in contrast to
most other educational
interventions with a high
variable cost require a
proportional number of new
schools facilities, textbooks, or
teachers as additional learners
are added.
The geographical layout of
our country, with the harsh
mountainous terrain also poses
a serious problem of access to
quality education. Therefore,
with the implementation of
IRI, more of our children from
the hinterland regions will
have the opportunity to receive
a solid foundation in
"Fun with Numbers"
would enrich the quality of
schooling in Guyana by
providing' both teachers and
students with learning
experiences and resources that
are not otherwise available in
our classrooms. In doing so the
lessons would raise the
students' achievement in
Mathematics, using
restructured curriculum,
teachers' guides, and students'
assessment. With the IRI
Maths curriculum we can
expect to see pupils learn to
value mathematics, become
confident in their maths
abilities and demonstrate a
higher rate of learning
mathematics than those who
do not participate in Fun with

The curriculum of lessons. Each lesson has two
Mathematics that apply IRI parts. The first part is audio and
for grade one was developed the second part is facilitated.by
using one hundred and forty the classroom teacher.


issued to schools

to start IRI
The Ministr, of Education illl pro% ide a packed of'material
to each school TIns consist of one radio receptor for each
class room, Worksheeis lfr eiach student I the lormn of 3
booklet. rtechelis gudes and CD's v.ilh the lessons,
batteries and recharger, for schol;lk \\ ihli electric in case
ol'po\ er tailure, an orientation manual on ho.w to use the
radio< receptol in different classroom oi multi graide Solat char getr. IIIcluding S',~gCe'.ionr tO
ensure that radios/( D playeiL- and b.iterie< are read) for
each lesson.
The worksheets for each grade one student. teachers' e ide
and radios/CD players have to be delivered to Primary,
Schools throughout Guyana. The distribution process is
very critical to the success of IRI. Every effort is being
made to ensure that each school receive the materials on
time for the new school term.

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r-Timing of Lessons-
Each lesson w:11 last for a period of fifty minutes.
This tirre period is divided as followJs. ,,:.
(a) 5 minutes for, students to gee'tready for the
Radio/C D lessons
(b) 25 minutes to receive the lessbns-throuugh
broadcasting or CID
(c) 20 minutes of activities, afer each, Radio
/CD lesson.
.Mlathematics classes for gra I es
one will be held each school dqv 101112 1'2.-
frorn 0?9.30! hours to 10.20 hoursC' :8
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presentation ofl characters and

will be hnimioriiow. with
Scripts prepared by. other
SScript writers, A q'_major
strength of previous programs
is the interactive 'element
which is designed to ,attract
excitement which are ~frequent rtsp'onse froin pupils.
suitable for children were IRI programs cater
included. specif-ically to the audience
The harmonious and the situation in the
blending of the master plan country where they care being
and the overall design i plenient'd. One of the
structure of IRI Maths most important aspects of
lessons required that the the design is its reliance on
planners provided a -fully audience research,
detailed document (master participation an'.4 ficld-level
Plan). formative., ev.4juation to
Once the document was ensure !that lessons are
created, it provided an IRI engaging and~relevant and
blueprint from which the that learners c~an achieve the
Script writers developed their educational' objectives. The
scripts and anlcillary materials, format, activities, and
with the confidence, that the pauses~of.1 prti~ialr Change

lie design of the IRI
programme for
TGuyana required
the trained personnel and
careful planning. An
important part of the
preparation of IRI M/aths
was the development of a
master plan for the Maths
curriculum which provided
th-e d details of the
objectives, content, and the
sequence in which content
should represented. Since
this programmee was
adapted from a previous
project, careful research

had to be done to ensure that
the content was -relevant to
the culture of' Guyana, so
that the children understand
the messages and storyline.
The development of
storyline was followed by
planning: the characters,
format and strategies of
content presentation. These
are all vital elements which
contribute to the success of
Funl with Numbers. The
programme has to attract
and hold the pupils'
attentiono; therefore
elements of funl and

IRI International Specialist Naiomi DeCarter
during the training of IRI Trainers

he development and
production of this
Tprogramme require in
entire team, which comprises
of the IRI specialist,
Scriptwriters, Radio Producer,
Digital Editor, Radio Actors,
Artist, M usician,
Implementation Officer,
Fon-native Evaluators and
Observers.- Each
individual or _group of
persons has their
respective role to play in
the production of the
The Script Writers
have to be very careful
when writing the lessons
because the content and
format must connected
with the cultural aspects
of the country
.The scripts are
designed to provide the
setting for lessons within
situations and stories
about our society. They
echo real life and the
p ro vi si on o f
opportuni ties for pupi Is to
engage in both creative

The J!mp'lement~ation
Officer plays a critical role
in the 'distribution' of the
les~sons. He 'ennsures that
this is donee: in a timelyy

'Inji i% liow llS of K..ij d work to
completed theAessons and
ensure,.that this L Ciicallg niIv%
pro .i .iiv' Iiieki- cady', for

schools in' thel~neAA -scbhool

and critical thinking. These
a re d e a d n
requirements, which also
make the task of the
script-w~riter important.
The Radio Actors have
a critical role to play in the
development of the
successful. lessons. A

careful selection process
was carried out by the
Team to ensure that these
persons have the ability to
portray in their voices and
expression, real and
believable characters for
the children. They were
tested with multiple

realities to allow -for.
varying responses.
IR.I -Radio characters
first model activities and
pr-oblems in each lesson so
that the teachers and students
have an idea of the process
they are undertaking and the
skills and suppoil that may be..
required. All of
these elements.
knit toge their
through storylines,
III U s I c
a nd o t l e
attributes through
the audio medium..
Th7e script for
each lesson is a
combination of
an attractive,
believable setting
involving real
people and
s p e c a i f a c
opportunities for
a p r p i t
'tudio s t u d e n

interaction -with the radio
teacher are essential., The
Musicians are ICSPL-11111)ICc
for the composition of
relevant music for children
while the radio producer and
digital editor i -i I to --' 1-1 !C!
to havetlie lessons ready for
The graphic artists
workcdviillh llk: r IilT ; ri[O'
and IRI poc!,ili-t! t,-, dc' ;!-m
suitable artwork graphics
for the -mimlllL I worksheet,
whilich will be used by~pupils

IRI editor Samatha Joseph, preparing the less~onsfor sl





F un with Numbers is
being testd in three
Ssihoolsin Georgetown
and five schools in Region
Nine. This taeting of the
lessons before the programme
is fully implemented in
schools is a critical aspect of
IRI methodology- It provides
valuable feedback to the IRI
team who are producing the
lessons. Oservezs were sent
to the schools to observe the
reactions of the pupils and
teachers to the different
elements of the lessons.
Careful aentionm displaced on
whet therppis understand
the concepts, symbols and
Observers determine
whether pupilsenjoy themusic
and fun related activities. This

C lassrom teachers are
responsible for
preparing students to
receive the ralio lessons as
well as for the follow up on
lessons alreadybroadcasted-
In an IRI lesson, the
classroom teacher shares
authority with the radio
teacher, who coordinates the
lesson. Both the radio teacher
and the classroom teacher
guide and facilitate
instructions, bat neither of
them donates the teaching.
This is done by artfully
modeling behaviours and

information is then given to
the Studio and Scriptwriters
so that they can improve or
adjust the lessons to meet
the needs of the pupils.
When necessary, lessons are
modified to remove
whatever mistakes or
limitations are noticed by
The Schools in
Georgetown which were
selected for testing the
Maths lessons are St.
Margaret's Primary,
Redeemer Primary and
Smith's Memorial. All
Grade one pupils'from
these schools benefitted
from this new
methodology. Everyday
visits were made to the
schools while the lesson

attitudes for the classroom
All grade-one teachers will
receive printed guides that
provided instructions and
examples of how concepts
which are presented in the
radio lessons could be
reinforced in the cultural
setting of Guyana. Other
lessons can be done as
complement of the audio
The radio lessons are
designed in such a way to
help the class room teacher
improve her teaching

InteracveRadio Instruction is also an amazing way
to teach, because parents can listen to the program
on the radio everyday and this would serve as a
guide for them to work with their children to sort out
the difficultesthey may have with the lessons. At the
same time parents who are weak in Mathematics
can improve their knowledge by being actively
involved wit the Radio Lessons.
C -j

were in session and this
indicated that the children
thoroughly enjoy the
activities of the lessons and
they learn the concepts
which used for teaching
Testing of Fun with
Numbers commenced
since June 2004. Lessons
are delivers via compact
disc (CD). Grade one
teachers usually
synchronize their CD
players so that the lessons
are delivered
simultaneously and there is
no distraction from the
other classes.
SThe Five schools in
Region nine where Fun
with Numbers is being
tested receive their lesson

abilities and overcome
deficiencies. Needless to
say, the teachers'
enthusiasm for the IRI
lessons would contribute
significantly to pupils
learning. For this reason,
teachers were encouraged to
intervene directly when
pupils have any difficulty
grasping the concepts of the
IRI Lessons can serve as
a subtle form of in-service
training for teachers. The
IRI programs are designed
to bridge the gaps between
theory and practice,
providing teachers with the
opportunity to connect
games and activities with
Mathematics topics. This
process raises the quality of
instruction for children
while assisting teachers to
become competent with a
range of effective activities,
which they can use at any

via Radio Paiwomak in
Lethem. Like Georgetown
the pupils show great
enthusiasm for the new
approach to learning
mathematics. Teachers
from this region are also
very pleased with the
Methodology and indicated
that they are learning some
new techniques and tools
for teaching.
"The children are very
enthusiastic about the new
approach to learning
mathematics and they look
forward the lessons
everyday" the teachers said:
"This is because the lessons
are very interactive with fun".
The children also expressed
their love for the way the
lessons are delivered.

IRI can serve as a
motivator, which assist
teachers-on the job. By
listening to an IRI lesson
every day with their students,
teachers can acquire new
ideas for many effective
instructional activities.Avery
good example of this was the
IRI language programme in
South Africa-"English In
Action". After one year of the
teachers being exposed to the
ideas and integrated text via,
"English in Action", many
teachers demonstrated an
extended and up to date range
of skills, and saw themselves
as more inventive, capable,
and reflective professionals.
In such projects, IRI
promotes the development of
effective teachers while
assuring a quality learning
experience for their pupils.
Radio characters offer teachers
a means of discovering new

Pupils of Redeemer Primary having "FUN WITH NUMBERS"

"The need for improvement of our
education system is great and the
dawning of literacy and numeracy
programme has come justin time to
ourrescue. In reflection, Irecall that
children who do not read well by
age nine or ten would never be
proficient readers and with this in
-mind we realized that special
emphasis must be placed on
techniques to help children develop
better ways to be able to read, write
and speak well. At the workshop we Headteacher of
were exposed to many. useful Stella Maris Primary
topics, which included: networking, during IRI workshop
training techniques, action
planning, teaching literacy and numeracy IRI mathematics,
clinicalsupervision, and observation teaching.
I am convinced that the Interactive Radio Instruction
programme (IRI) which was introduced to us during this
workshop would greatly enhance the teaching/leaming
process of our grades one to three children in ourschools.
We can assure you that we have been challenged,
motivated to work collaboratively with teachers to bring about
the desired goals and objectives of the Basic Education
Access and Management SupportProgramme".

ideas and teaching approaches.
For instance, a teacher can be
assisted to develop the positive
leading theory, by listening to
the way the radio teacher
demonstrates enthusiasm for
students' to diverse solutions to

In our "Fun With
Numbers" programme, our
teachers would receive
training on how to apply the
of IRI mathematics lessons in
the classroom.

For more information on IRI Please call us on 225-2264.


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