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Chronicle photographer Mike Norville snapped these pictures of progress being made in the rural electrification programme. The truck on the right was offloading poles for Area Y,
Cummings Lodge, while in the photo on the left, poles are being stockpiled for the Sophia/Cummings Lodge area.
After week-long visit here
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'I think that having come here and seen it for themselves, they are now in a better position
to understand what the country is up against if the price cut is to be put into effect.'
MP Diane Abbott on the visit here by British MPs
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CASTELLANI House's Classic Tuesdays programme this
month shows Austrian film director Otto Preminger's 1958
adaptation of the sensation-making debut novel by 19-year-
old Franqoise Sagan.
Written in 1954, Bonjour Tnstesse iHello Sadnes tells the
story from the point of ie\\ of the precocious and pampered
daughter, Cecile, played b\ Jean Seberg, of a healthyy Parilan
playboy, Ra mond, played b\ Da\id Niven
The film begins Mi Pan, in black and w\hire and continues in
brilliant colour as Ccile renunisces on the previous summer.
spent on the Riviera There. a double triangle of emotional en-
tanglement develops and is manipulated bN Cecile \%hen
Ra\ mond's latest n itress becomes sidelined by the amrral of
Anne, played bi Deborah Kerr. a soplhiticated but reserved
fashion desiener and an old friend of Raymond. Using a young
la\% student's attachment to her and the mn-tress' jealousy. Cecile
rnes to dismantle Raymono and Anne's relauonship. with ultn-
matel., disastrous consequences
The film is shot in Cinemascope, allowing the sophis-
ticated and stylish sets and the complicated relationships
of the characters placed within them, to be seen to effec-
tive advantage. The film's running time is one hour 34
THREE armed men yesterday robbed the Woodlands Hos-
pital of about $1.1M. The robbery occurred at about 13:30
According to the Police, the three men, who were armed
with handguns, went into the office in which the cashier's cage
is located. One of the men approached the female cashier on
the pretext of seeking information. As 'another female employee
and a man were exiting the office. the ti : other gunmen held
them nt gunpoint
One of the men entered the office and tole irom the cash-
ier iv o s mll cnister containingg the mone\.
The tifed the buildire and escaped in a '.'.hute ni,.oir car
which h v.. asi New MaNrket and Carmuchael Sitr'ei the P...lic.
T'.. o round_ %ere drichtarg-d dunng the robber\
The Police are investigating.
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On Den Amstel walkabout
PRESIDENT PLEDGES $25M
FOR COMMUNITY FACILITY
PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
last evening pledged $25M for
the upgrading of the Practi-
cal Instruction Centre (PCI)
building and the Community
Centre pavilion and com-
pound at Den Amstel, West
The head-of-state made the
promise at a meeting with resi-
'We have limited
there is a plan for
We have singled
out our priorities
and that includes
President Bharrat Jagdeo
dents at the Den Amstel Pri-
mary School after a walkabout
in the community yesterday af-
He explained that $20M of
the sum will go towards the re-
LOCAL HISTORY buffs are
in for a rare treat Tuesday
night when the National
Parks Commission hosts the
eighth in its series of
'Friends of Kaieteur' night
lectures which, on this occa-
sion, will look at the legacy
of British explorer and natu-
ralist, Mr. Robert
The discussion, which is
billed for the cafeteria of the
Guyana Zoological Park (the
Zoo) "promises to be very.in-
teresting and informative." It is
to be led by Mr. John Caesar,
lecturer in plant biology at the
University of Guyana.
He will speak about
Schomburgk, whose contribu-
lion to hiodiverzitv studies in
President Jagdeo gets a warm welcome from residents at Den Amstel (Picture by Delano
pairs while the remainder will be
used for minor works and to
purchase sport gear for the
Guyana has established the so-
called 'Schomburgkian legacy' in
the contemporary natural his-
tory of Guyana, a release from
the Commission said.
The talk uill Iocus specifi-
cally on providing e. idence foi
contributions to hiodti\e i-,lt
Schomburgk. oh,, died in
1864 at the age i:t :i. \'.. a a pio-
neer in the scientific collection
and classification if botanical
specimens from ihe interior i1f
Guyana. Besides the discover'
of the Victoria re-ta IVictoiia
amazonica) lilE no'. the na-
tional flower ol Gui,;na dur-
ing an extensic Lrip to initcior
he is also credited i ith pl-\ ing
a maior role in the story of the
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The President told the large
gathering that government is
boundaries of Guyana, and has
published several articles in
which he portrays a unique in-
sight into the Amerindians of
Mr Caesar a1o lNational
Pioilect Coordinatjir o.l he De-
\elopmlenl '"i N.Nonral Bio-
saJet\ Frame, work, project foi
LGui,na. uhich is managed b\
the LiUnited Nations Erniolr-
ment Priigranimme ILINEPi
through funding fiomn the Glo-
bal En\ tronruent Fac ilit, (GEF i.
He bu:i represented Gu\ana at
nucimrous intermnautn.il meeting--
and projects r, natural scLience.
He is also iinniediate past
Chairnian i.f the Naional Parks
.The talk is scheduled to
begin at 19:00 hrs.
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aware of the many needs of
people but explained that re-
sources are limited. He further
stated that some 18 per cent of
monies from the budget cur-
rently go to debt payment as
compared to 94 per cent in
Speaking on projects to be
undertaken by government,
President Jagdeo pointed out
that some US$10M will be
spent on the construction of a
modern hospital at Linden while
several projects will be done in
Bartica, costing $1.4B.
He added that the bauxite
industry is also getting invest-
"We have limited resources
but there is a plan for every
community. We have singled out
our priorities and that includes
.education, health care, housing,
S\at:er and electricity," the Presi-
Residents raised concerns
on roads and bridges, electricity,
street lights, cleaning of
trenches in the community.
Among those present with
the president included Re-
gional Chairman, Mr. Esau
Dookie; Regional Executive
Officer (REO), Mr. Iqbaul
Khan and Chairman of the
Council (NDC), Mr. George
Nedd. (Renu Raghubir)
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After week-lona visit here
British MPs to lobby
for Guyana on sugar
By Linda Rutherford
THERE MAY yet be hope for
the survival of the belea-
guered sugar industry follow-
ing a week-long visit here by
five high-ranking British par-
liamentarians who have
pledged to vigorously lobby
the Blair administration to at
least get the European Union
to lower its proposed sugar
"My other British MP col-
leagues were very impressed
with what they saw, and now
have a better understanding of
the sugar question. I think
we're all now agreed to go back
to British Parliament and lobby
for Guyana on the sugar ques-
tion, so that at the very least,
the price cut can come in over a
longer period," Labour Member
of Parliament Diane Abbott told
the Sunday Chronicle late Fri-
day evening. The team de-
Asked whether there was
anything else they can do, be-
sides lobbying their government,
to help swing the pendulum in
Guyana's favour, she replied:
"As MPs, all we can do is
try and put pressure on our
Ministers. And that's what we
will be doing."
As to what they, in turn,
can do, her reply was:
"Britain is a key player in the
EU... and is in a very good po-
sition to get the rest of Europe
to change its mind, if they so
want to." She also noted, rather
pointedly, that the EU Trade
Commissioner, Mr. Peter
Mandelson, was, in fact, British.
The group, which came here
as guests of Speaker of the
House of Assembly, Mr. Ralph
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Ramkarran specifically to 'I think that having come here and seen it for
fraternise with their local coun-
terparts and to get a feel of themselves, they are now in a better position to
how things worked here, com- understand what the if the
praised fellow Labour Party understand what the countryis up against if the
members, Messrs Kevin price cut is to be put into effect.'
Barron, Tom Mann and Kevan ,, .,. .., ,
Jones, and the lone Tory mem-
ber, Mr. James Paice.
As Chair of a group of MPs
which has a specific interest in
the affairs of the Caribbean,
Abbott, who distinguished her-
self in British politics by being
/the first Black woman to be
elected to Parliament, had made
it clear even before her arrival
that her main concern was.in see-
ing how the proposed price cuts
would affect the local sugar in-
dustry and how the country was
recovering from the unprec-
edented floods of mid-February.
Their decision to plead
Guyana's case back home, she
said, was informed by the rather
instructive talks they've had
with the President and key gov-
ernment ministers, as well as
with officials of the Guyana
Sugar Corporation (Guysuco),
who took them on a tour of the
East Demerara Estates, where
they were able to see, first-hand,
some of the damages caused by
the floods and the efforts being
made to replant stock.
They were also given cop-
ies of a presentation stating the
company's plans, for the future
of the industry, among these the
diversification into energy pro-
duction and the refinery of sugar
in the hope of capturing the
CARICOM market, and the ef-
fect a cut in the price for sugar
will have on its survival.
"But they explained to us,"
she said, "that they would need
time to do all this and that
...while they obviously don't
want to see a cut in the sugar
price at all... if there has to be
a cut, they think it should be
smaller and should be phased in
over a longer time."
Asked exactly how much
time they were requesting, she
said that while she had no idea,
she got the distinct impression
that "ideally they'd like a few
more years in order to develop
the plans they have for diversi-
She made the point that
while she had always been
aware of the importance of
sugar to Guyana's economy, she
was not so sure that her other
"I think that having come
here and seen it for themselves,
they are now in a better posi-
tion to understand what the
country is up against if the price
cut is to be put into effect."
On the matter of how the
country was coping in the wake
of the floods, Abbott, who is a
journalist by profession, said
that though it didn't get the in-
ternational coverage it deserved
because of Hurricane Ivan and
the Asian tsunami: "I was im-
pressed that although at the time
there was some concern about
typhoid and other water-borne
diseases, that in fact the loss of
life hadn't been as great as had
She said, too, that having
spoken with Health Minister,
Dr. Leslie Ramsarmny so as to
ascertain what was being done
to deal with the health ques-
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tions, "1 think that Guyana did
a pretty good job although you
can still see some of the flood
She said that having come
and seen for herself what is
happening in terms of the re-
covery process, she is now in a
better position to see what fur-
ther help can be rendered by the
As for her impression of the
country outside of the two ma-
jor issues at reference, Abbott
said though she hadn't been able
to see much of it as the rest of
her colleagues have, because of
other pressing matters she had
to attend to: "I think Guyana is
a kind of undiscovered jewel. I
found it absolutely fascinating."
The reason for her elation,
she said, is that while she regu-
larly goes to Jamaica, where her
parents are from, and has been
on occasion to Barbados and St
Kitts, she had never before had
the opportunity of coming to
"I just thought that seeing
that I'd been to the other is-
lands, I want to see Guyana for
myself," she said. One of the
highpoints of her visit, she said,
was being able to catch up over
lunch with some old friends she
knew from back in London.
She is, however, hoping
to come back, "pretty soon,"
and see something of the
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
THE WEEK that ended yesterday witnessed
separate significant events involving two of this
country's very dominant i: different ways national
political personalities the late PresidentForbes
Burnham and ex-President Janet Jagan.
Yesterday marked Ithe 20tn ariniversary,of the death
of Burnham, founder-leader of the People's 'National
Congress (PNC), Guyana's first post-independence
Prime Minister and:later Executive President, .who held'
power, consecutively"for,21: years.
It was also the week.vwhen Janet Jagan, :now 85,
,again won a rousing vote of confidence of the ruling
People's Progressive Party;'(PPP), the significance of
which should not be minimised. ,
In any serious assessment of .wuurnham's
unprecedented dominationidf state politics, guided at one
crucial stage by the doctrine of "party paramountcy", two
factors would be difficult to avoid: ', .
The politics of rigged elections that, he had
transformed into a fine art; and his progressive foreign
policy that was to provide him with a leadership role in
the once influential Non-Aligned Movement.
Enough is known about the politics of electoral
rigging under his rule to warrant any further comment at
this time as the PNC now with a 'reform' "wing marks,
with a range of activities this week, the 20th anniversary
ofiBurnham's passing on August 6, 1985.
So far as his politics in,regional and international
affairs were concerned, Burnham was.fortunate in having
the support of an opposition the People's Progressive
Party under Cheddi Jagan's leadership that was at all
times ideologically left of .the PNC and, with' no real
difficulties in backing his foreign'policy objectives. 'It was
also useful support for the nationalisatibn'. f the vital
bauxite and sugar industries. .
As one of the five primary architects to make a reality
of the Caribbean Community -'the others being Michael
Manley, Eric Williams, Errol 'Barrow and Vere Bird -
Burnham and Manley were to also emerge as leading
spokesmen in the international arena for:the radical
economic, cultural and political shifts in the Caribbean.
He was just 62 years old when he died from heart
problems. It was the way that death took away, '12 years
later, his former 'comrade' and arch political foe, Cheddi
Jagan while in office, as President in 1997. .
While they were comrades of that "golden agd" in;the
history of a united PPP, the powerful General Secretary
of the party was Janet Jagan.
So often the victim of some of the. most mean,
atrocious allegations, racial and cultural slurs from her
opponents, she is a shining reminder, at 85, of a mercurial
politician who continues to keep hope alive for a "better
Guyana" which she made her home 62 years ago.
Last weekend, the delegates of the party she helped
to form 65 years ago, saluted her in grand style in once
again giving her a tremendous vote of confidence,
second only to that cast for President Bharrat Jagdeo.
Traditionally, except for the Berbice Congress, when she
was quite ill, Janet Jagan has been elected second only
to the party's leader, her husband.
S When she assumed the presidency of Guyana,,she
headed the list;of top vote getters,, and subsequently
secondonly toJagdeo as President.; It is to be'expected,'
given his stature in the party and performances' asHead
of State that Jagdeo would have again emerged as tope
vote-winner. BPy that development he would also.'have,
reinforced his position as the party's presidential cahdj-
SAlthough she no longer holds any high profile office
in the party, and' having long ago quil, government arid
parliament, the indefatigable Janet, Jahan retains:that vi-
tal vote of confidence wherever a PPP congress takes
place' and shows that willingness tb;rermain forias',long.
as physically possible.
SIn the changing face of Guyanese politics ofttheso-.
called "titans" starting from Cheddi Jagan and Forbes
Burnham Janet Jagan continues to 'hold her own spe-
cial' place in her party and the national community.
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KWAYANA'S 'MORNING AFTER'
Controversial, timely examination of a "criminal political
movement" and the challenges facing Guyana shouldalsoprinted
,~h shud s?epnrntedft--;
AFTER reading his recently-
released 'The Morning
After', my long held
admiration for Eusi Kwayana
has deepened, despite
our occasional, healthy
It has been his habit over
the years of making others,
including friends, political
colleagues and opponents,
.uncomfortable by what he
writes or positions he adopts.
Not that he deliberately sets
out to cause personal or even
group discomfort or anger. It is
simply consistent with his
character, telling it as he believes
it to be, in his examinations of
sensitive social and political
issues. His commitment to "the
politics of truth" does not
easily win him applause.
Yet, those really familiar
with Kwayana, now 80, and his
ideas, should also know that,
along with Cheddi and Janet
Jagan, and Forbes Burnham all
former "comrades" at different
periods this once
heralded "sage of Buxton"
commands a special place in the
turbulent social and political
history of Guyana.
It is in pursuit of recording
"the truth", as he understands
it, about an unprecedented
post-independence explosion of
criminality with a political
agenda, that rocked Georgetown
and East Coast villages in 2002,
and with his native Buxton
at the epicentre of it all, that
largely inspired his writing
of 'The Morning After'.
Kwayana's "small book",
as he has described the 128-
page publication, released in
Guyana in June to coincide with
commemoration anniversary of
the life and times of the
murdered Walter Rodney, offers
much more than a searing
analysis-ef-a "Criminal political
He.goes beyond details of
the horrors unleashed by well-
"masterminds" two of whom
are identified, one currently in
prison. He tells with
unconcealed bitterness, how
the "criminal masterminds" had
contributed to reducing his
home village Buxton to "a
The "war propaganda" otf
that dark period, the roles of
Sif-styled "Talibans" and
"freedom fighters", an infamous
counter phantom death squad;
the persistent exploitation of
race politics, naked political
opportunism and corruption, as
well as initiatives for solutions,
across ethnic and political
boundaries, to herald the dawn
of a new political culture in
governance, are all sketched in
what is a valuable contribution
to politics and governance in
It is a contribution that is
quite controversial in some
sections, and would hardly be
comfortable reading for frontline
leaders and activists of either the
governing People's Progressive
Party or the main opposition
People's National Congress. Or,
for that matter, whnt ; -s o
tne Working People's Alliance
of which the author, wa. a-
founder and co-lead."
S His inc e observations on
what Kean Gibson offers as,
controversially, a 'Cycle of
Racial Oppression in Guyana' -
one of three appendices plus
a summary of major political
events in PPP/PNC
relationship'; political and
economic aspects of tht
problem"; public corruption,
and a note on his very
challenging 1961 proposals for
"Joint Premiership with
partition as a last resort",
are other reasons why his
opponents and supporters
should find time to read 'The
Whether or not it sits well
with their supporters or
detractors, the two Guyanese
politicians whose integrity and
honesty, whose patriotism,
honesty and commitment to
people for which I had come to
develop great respect over my
long years in journalism,
remain Cheddi Jagan and
They knew how and when
to cooperate in the national
interest while revealing
different ideological and cultural
perspectives and approaches.
Like Jagan,' Kwayana is one
of the more misunderstood and
misrepresented politicians of
Guyana. Jagan is no longer with
us. But it is quite intriguing to
find Kwayana, in the course of
rejecting some of Gibsoin'
theories in appendix two of his
'The Morning After', signalling
this public message:
"Old as I am, I am willing
to pool my efforts with people
who "want to reform the
political economy of our
800,000 population i" h a-
way that such a
way that ",, ace, or generation,
or gender Suffers, This refers
s pncially to Africans who
complain of being at the bottom
of the social scale, but do not
like a Jagan to say it.. ,...
"Is it not strange", the
author adds, "that, knowing that
I am not in search of government
employment, with all the racial
problems, mainly economic, io
one in authority has asked me
what measures I think are
workable? At least we used to
be able to 'pick sense from
One of the very sad things,
tragic in some ways, about
political hustlings, cultural
slander and rumour-mongering
in Guyana was the
forced uprooting of Kwayana
from the village where he grew
up and lived until the gunmen
and their mentors came to
destroy Buxton as a village of
civilisationn and heritage".
Today he lives with his family
in the USA, his heart in Guyana.
In an eloquent forward to
'The Morning After', the
Jamaica-born scholar, disciple of
Walter Rodney and author of
'Reclaiming Zimbabwe', Horace
Campbell, makes his own
observation why Buxton was
chosen "as the site of racialised
and militarised politics".
The choice of that East
Coast Demerara village, said
Campbell, "is not accidental
since this was the space from
which Eusi Kwayana had
laboured for over half a century
to provide an alternative vision
of a society based on respect,
love and human dignity....
"The anguish of Kwayana
over he violation ofihe socPie the
violation of the space and the
political retrogression, is evident
from the pages of this pamphlet..."
In his penetrating
examination of the "criminal
political movemn" 'at was
.'iKed with the infamous
five armed escaped prisoners,
and the numerous acts of
and rape, Kwayana also points
to the unfinished task of
understanding "the causes and
effect 'of the violencee'" ol that
KISSOON AND HINDS
Before Kwayana's very
focused approach to the origin
and implication of the "criminal
political movement", the grim,
bizarre developments in Buxton
and other East Coast villages,
had led the political scientist
and social commentator,
Frederick Kissoon, to write a
series of articles, first in the
what Dr. David Hinds, his
fellow Buxtonian, who teaches
African Diasporan Studies at
Arizona State University, had
noted in a letter to the Stabroek
i e i viuimur g ier was
launched at the same time of
Hinds' collection of news
articles and essays in 'Race and
Political Discourse in Guyana
(A Conversation with African
Guyanese in the presence and
hearing of Indian Guyanese)'.
His interventions in the local
media have often been
controversial, but there is no
questioning of the yearning
Hinds also shares with his
mentor, Kwayana, for racial
unity and mutual respect.
Kwayana tells us in his
introduction to Hinds' "small
book", that the author "is in the
forefront of the movement for
ethnic reconciliation on the basis
of justice and access to economic
News, that only Kissoon "had development open to all ethnic
attempted an analysis of the sections. His focus is not
weird events which beset removalof a government, butof
Guyana and in particular the political system."
Buxton-Friendship, between Let Kwayana have the last
May 2001 and into 2003". word on his offered "small book".
Kwayana noted that "many In the preface to 'The Morning
have expressed in private After', he explains it as "an
opinions about Mr. Kissoon's essential record aimed at setting
series of articles; but it speaks down as much of the truth as can
volumes that no other individual be established with reasonable
on the Scene has thought it fit certainty; at setting down the
to interpret the events. He sequence ofevents and the logic of
(Kissoon) takes liberties with that sequence and the oth '
individuals, but I have found circumsrt. understood
the essence of his fin on this author...The Morning After is
.- a st Coast disturbances, a theme which is intended to show
with few exceptions, well- that actions have consequences; that
founded and based on results do follow on the-proverbial
information too detailed in morningafter..."
particulars to be discounted. His I assume that those with
knowledge of the personalities sufficient interest would know
in and around the Taliban whereto obtaincopies of'The
(group) exceeds mine..." .MorningAfter'and David Hinds'
Perhaps, a pamphlet on that. 'Race and Political Discourse in
collection of articles by Kissoon .' Guyana'F,
SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005 '
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Sin..- them inarms in arms doing unguided lil
I ,h.. ., i of those old time inherent dan
DENNIS Chabrol and
Julia Johnson are by no
stretch of the imagination
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer
Grey in the 1987 hit movie
'Dirty Dancing', but these
two prime movers in the
Guyana Press Association
(GPA) are raising eyebrows
with the fancy shuffle they
From the public exchanges
I have read in the Stabroek
News between these two former
close dancing partners in the
GPA, Dennis and Julia are not
likely to be seen anytime soon
boogying the night away
together at 'Buddy's' or the
'Sheriff' night clubs in
I don't think they are quite
up to getting down with Beenie
Man, Usher, Snoop Dog or 50
Cents and the like. But I won't
be betting any money, either, on
hll, r.h, ie Drifters, Nat King
Cole or any of the other
crooners whose songs will live
Getting them to do that
again is now probably more like
what the late Otis Redding sang
about in his 'I've got dreams,
dreams to remember'.
Dennis and Julia are now tip
toeing around each other on the
GPA dance floor, with Julia
cutting up her eyes and
flouncing her skirt at what she
calls Dennis' 'dirty' dancing, and
Dennis getting into what he feels
are awesome hip hop moves to
show that her antics just do not
bother him at all.
What bothers me, though, is
that while the former GPA head
man and the current acting GPA
head woman are busy strutting
their separate stuff, the others
in the show looking to them for
guidance on the right moves, are
skating around on the
journalistic stage like so many
Title missiles, full of
The GPA has been around
for quite a while but has been
dogged by political intrigue and
is yet to find its rightful role in
a society struggling to
consolidate its place in the fold
of democratic nations.
I was integrally associated
with the GPA for several years
during which it came close to
carving a niche of pride with an
ambitious programme of trying
to set and lift standards of
But then a rot set in and it
wasn't long before a once proud
organisation became moribund
and the flock it was meant to
guide left to their own devices.
Instead of battling to
discover and dig into its true
role, like Kevin Costner in the
1990 classic movie 'Dances with
Wolves', the GPA for years
danced around in a daze, more
like dancing with the dead, when
it should have been trying to
find its real dancing feet and
Policy toward Latin America
U.S.-Latin American policy
has been marked bi erratic
and often discontinuous
relations "ith its southern
neighbours, betraying an
ambivalence toward the
region that does not augur
well for its future political
development. All too often.
Washington's desire to
protect narrowly defined U.S.
interests has relegated Latin
development requirements to
a legislative and budgetary
sideline, leasing unaddressed
some of the region's most
grave economic, political and
social concerns. The White
House's monetary priorities
mainly longstanding anti-
drug. national security and
anti-terrorism interests have
encouraged its pursuit of
paper thin policies ranging
from claims of dedicated
commitment to Latin
America's welfare all the -way
to hints of the abandonment
of the region. Through it all.
the LU.S. has oscillated
between the roles of "good
neighbour" and a careless.
often an abusive bystander.
But Washington may soon
have to taste the bitterness of
its short-sighted and half-
baked policies as illegal
immigration from Mexico as
well as the Caribbean
(especially Haitil begins to
build. Increased drug
trafficking from the
Caribbean and Central
penetrates porous U.S. bor-
ders. and corruption .%eakens
the stability and coherence of
many )Western hemisphere
The erosion of laudable
demoioc atc processes anld thi
pervaUsiveness of corruplon in
the Caribbean and Central
America do not only aftect their
governments and people
\%iahington would be wise to
realize that instability\ In its
neighbourhood translates into a
poisoned en% ronnment for trade
negotiations and muddied
effort at various forms of
political cooperation. The U S
mut find a \waN to
pragmalically assess and he
responsive to the social and
econonuc problem' of itl fragile
neighbours in accordance s.ith
Wa'hington's long-term political
interests However, gt\en Its
track record of neglect and
abuse, an\ usable formula still
sits far off on the horizon
Hopefully. Washington ma\
learn to look after its long-term
hemispheric goals in a more
percepti' e. construcntie manner.
upon which more lasting
friendships 'sill be made and
genuine interests be served.
THE UL.S. AND CARICOM
A. thel U S. became
increasingl\ security -driven
after l/ /1 it turned to the
Caribbean for support l tthe
UN concerning the.war in Iraq
a.nd aher Middle Ea;t i'.ue-
To Wahinginon 's surpiie.
CARICONI did not autoniati-
call ah-i n iit elf i' ih the 1.i S
cau.e. despite Preident Bul h'S
threait-p.ased ni 1o the Canh-
bcan b\v I then hardline Whiue
Hou.e Latin Aniencr ad.. ( tiln
RCIL h \ 1a B.lrhjad-. icle'\ Ioin--
ihere the latlcr ,ire.sed !hai
the Ui S would d al]-.a; s remeni-
ber" those tounme'ns that did nit
g\ e their enitIc -ll3 egilntie i. Ilie
U.S in it, O' '.er~ec i iingj-
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that repcatedli h;. s ignored the
Canbbeain'" ;ial co- nionuc pr,',b-
cenj-, cenrernne on trade i-luce
\a'shington has put great
pre.-ure c-n Caribbean
ecoinormiLe b\ oppo.ing the
El-i'. preferential aerceneni's :,n
Ispe ificall\ bananas i vith
Caribbean producers under first
the Lome and then the Colonou
Agreement. and by applying
new\ reguJatlon' concerning the
numerous oiff'.hore finani il
ert ice.; tbaed ,on thie \arious
Caribbean island'. So far. ihe
Bu'h .dminitrauron his failed
to grasp that the negat.i\ efleci,
of ita poli\ on those 'ecior
\i ll mure than likely, encourage
drug trade and illegal immigration
from the Caribbean, issues of
prime concern to U.S security ,
For example. man, rmaill-cale
farmer-. in Dominica. v. here
bananas constituie 90 percent
of the nation's epons, have
predicted that the\ .%ill haje to
resort to illegal dealings.
including drugs, in order to
It is in the U.S." best interest
that its policies toward its
neighbours be fair and
consistent if onl, because it
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getting into the flow.
But then came a
resurrection of sorts and a born
again GPA limped on to the
stage a couple of years ago,
Dennis and Julia arms in arms
with a band of other latter day
crusaders. The band leaders
vowed to lead the lost flock into
the promised land where they
could all once more happily
dance the nights away and the
faithful waited with bated
Alas it was not long
before Dennis found out that he
was not in stride with the other
dancers in the GPA top brass
and soon they were slipping
and sliding around the dance
floor leaving the amateurs more
bemused and confused than
And an obviously bruised
Dennis shuffled away from the
limelight but promising to keep
a close eye on the antics of his
erstwhile buddy dancing
partners. Dennis feels the
performance of the others leaves
much to be desired and while he
wanted his misgivings to be kept
in the dark, someone pushed
these into the light of day and
Julia has been fuming since,
really angry that someone would
dare to question her dancing
And while she's tapping
her shoes in fury (not tap
dancing!) and Dennis is into his
hip hopping pretence, the lost
sheep are bleating.
Lunchtime lectures might
by fancy window-dressing but
are not really the diet the lost
sheep need to get on track.
They need much more to
chew on and the REAL
CHOICE facing the GPA is
trying to raise standards in the
profession, to try to hone ihy,
amateurs into real pros and ni,'
to dance to anyone's tune
There are far too -man\
untrained, unskilled, untutored -
people being let loose in the
trade and the inherent dangers
are manifold. While watching
stuff like the Dennis and Julia
shuffle, they are likely to lose
sight of the need to study and
follow the steps of the true
Those in charge of trying to
help the GPA find its feet and
get a firm grip in an increasingly
slippery landscape need to
urgently stop the dalliance and
focus on the real issues at hand.
Have they, for example,
been seeing, hearing and taking
serious note of those who are
fast taking hold of what is
spouted on radio and TV?
I was once told when I
worked with local radio, that my
voice did not have the timbre
needed to be on air. This was a
source of some amusement to
me later when I was a
correspondent with the BBC,
the former CANA Radio, BBC
Caribbean Report and several
radio stations in the Caribbean.
Now I hear so-called
announcers on radio and watch
and listen in astonishment at
'stars' on TV and wonder how
in God's name are they allowed
Many of the voices do not
even have cork wood, much less
timbre and a lot of the faces are
not camera friendly.
I listen and in my
amazement wonder if they get
elocution lessons. Some sound
> I >
like kindergarten kids learning to
recite 'Itty Bitty Spider' and
other nursery rhymes.
Some sound as if they have
a frog in their throat and others
are like squeaky little mice in a
cheese-feeding frenzy on the
airwaves. And there are some
on radio who speak a language
only they seem to understand.
In most other countries,
news people and others do not
get on air unless they pass
muster there are some basic
standards they must meet
before they can get even into the
little league and they have to
excel before being thrust into the
But rank amateurism has
almost taken over the electronic
media here and journalistic
standards are woefully short in
It's time for the GPA to
stop trying to dance around the
quagmire threatening the
profession and for Dennis and
Julia to kiss and make up and
get on with the real dancing.
I am looking forward to
seeing them together soon at
Buddy's, the Sheriff or any
night club they choose just
give me a holler and I'll be
willing to show you the latest
from Beenie Man, Usher and
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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
GREATER THAN CRIME
JAMAICANS, at home and of
the diaspora, are this
weekend celebrating their
country's 43rd independence
anniversary, conscious of
significant political changes
that could take place in a
None perhaps more
significant than the expected
retirement of Prime Minister
P.J. Patterson and its
implications for the 2007
general election for both the
governing People's National
Party (PNP) and the opposition
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
This freedom anniversary
celebration is a moment in
Caribbean history shared by the
diverse peoples of our region..
For them, Jamaica, for all its
woes particularly those
resulting from the horrors of
criminality holds a special
Not only as the first
independent nation of the
Caribbean Community. It is one
for which Jamaica continues to
offer a respected leadership role,
despite ongoing self-flagellation
on its quality of governance.
Thankfully, for all the
damages their callousness has
inflicted on the social and
economic fabric, on the national
psyche, and its image abroad as
a leading "murder capital" of the
Western Hemisphere, the
criminals have failed to diminish
the richness of Jamaica's
cultural life that goes beyond
the name greatly popularised
for it as "reggae country" by
national icon Bob Marley.
The celebrities at last
night's "independence gala" for
the Prime Minister's annual
'Award for Excellence' on the
lawns of 'Jamaica House',
would know how much cultural
creativity there is really to
enjoy and to avoid being
overwhelmed by the natural and
man-made disasters since they
last gathered for such a national
At 70, and Jamaica's longest
serving Prime Minister,
Patterson must clear the decks,
within the constitutional
framework of his 68-year-old
PNP one of the oldest parties
of the Caribbean for the
election of his successor.
Just as happened when an
ailing Michael Manley chose to
retire as PNP leader and Prime
Minister, and Patterson was
elected leader and subsequently
appointed Prime Minister in
The leadership election is
now set to happen at the party's
forthcoming convention next
month with a trio of perceived
primary contenders Peter
Phillips, Minister of National
Security; Omar Davies,
Minister of Finance and
Development; and Portia
Simpson-Miller, Minister of
Local Government, Community
Development and Sports.
Having ruled out any
question of a snap general
election since November last
year, amid the then very bruising
leadership squabbles within the
JLP, of which Bruce Golding is
now the new leader, Patterson
would know that he must give
his successor at least one clear
year ahead of a new national
poll, if not some 14 months
away from Jamaica's 44th
Esteemed as the "elder
statesman" among the leaders of
CARICOM, Patterson could
well be saying 'farewell' at next
July's 27th CARICOM
Summit, if not earlier at the 17th
Inter-Sessional Meeting of the
Community in February 2006
A year from now, the two
traditional contenders for
power, PNP and JLP, will be
much more focused on general
election 2007, both under new
They will leave others to
speculate on what decisive
influence either the retired ex-
JLP boss, Eddie Seaga, or the
retired Patterson could offer to
make the difference for-victory
of their respective parties.
Contrary to a promise,
perhaps more a hope, from
Patterson in September 2003,
that Jamaica would shed its
monarchical system of
government for the status of a
constitutional republic with a
non-executive President by
March 2005, did not materialise.
Put that down to the ritual
political strife between the PNP
and JLP on constitutional changes,
with the latter seemingly as wedded
to maintaining the monarchical
status quo for as long as it remains
out of power. This also relates to
retaining access to the Judicial
Committee of the Privy Council as
Jamaica's final appellate court,
instead of the Caribbean Court of
At least the two parties had
made it possible, by consensus,
prior to the October 2002
general election, at which the
PNP was returned to power
with a 34-26 parliamentary
majority, for parliamentarians
and key state officials to pledge
"allegiance to Jamaica", instead
of the traditional "oath to the
Queen", as has been the custom
prior to and since Independence.
CCJ AND MEDIA
It is this recurring political
controversy and refusal to
cooperate that has led to the
PNP administration's failure to
carry forward its pledge to have
the Privy Council replaced by
the CCJ as Jamaica's court of
Incidentally, a recent
Don Anderson poll, done for
the Jamaica Gleaner, has
revealed that almost half of the
country's population, over the
age of 18, was "clueless" on
what the-CCJ is all about.
accuracy, does the Jamaica
media in general, and
particularly the one for which
the opinion survey was done,
accept any blame for such a
very disappointing situation?
I am unaware of the nature
of the questions asked of those
polled, but it is to be hoped
Prime Minister P.J. Patters
that, in all fairness to the
public, the mainstream print and
electronic media would share
some blame for this level of
reported ignorance about the
most significant, post-
institution of our 32-year-old
The politicians can keep
shifting blame away from
themselves. As a journalist
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of the Caribbean Community
who is contributor to some of
the leading media enterprises of
CARICOM, including the
Jamaica Observer, I am
conscious of the
uncritical attitude of sections
of our mainstream media when
it comes to their own
deficiencies on informing/
educating the people about the
Community and its primary
When the major domestic
players for political power
choose to cloud their narrow,
insular politics with issues of
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and the media choose
to focus more on such
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reasonable reporting and/
or analyses on the
basic factors, the
the ultimate losers.
ignorance on the CCJ by
Jamaicans could be one
such example that cries
out for new attitudes by
the media in coverage of
strengths and its
I weaknesses. But not as
I I s something outside of our
ij space. Rather, as an
extension of our
involvement as one
5on belonging to a
It is a Community for which
Patterson, for all the criticisms
and challenges he faces at home
on this 43rd independence
anniversary, has a clear vision
and holds widely-shared
perspectives among his
CARICOM colleagues on
where we go from here.
Happy freedom anniversary,
MI1 eC.8 .o800a'\8
SUNDAY C RONICLE August 7, 2005 9
PEOPLE should always
understand the outlook and
positions of the different
political parties, especially
the one which occupies the
seat of Government. In this
regard, the entire nation and
even the international
community were privy to the
deliberations and outcome of
the 28th Congress of the
People's Progressive Party.
This was not an activity
shrouded in secrecy or double-
speak. The deliberations were
open and what people heard and
saw is what they are and will get
from the major partner in
government. There was no
backroom dealing and/or
scheming. There was no plotting
or planning to deceive the nation
or anyone else. The country's
only national party came open
and clean. It demonstrated the
type of democratic maturity
found only in a genuine national
For those who are unclear
about the broad framework of
the governing party and its link
to national policies would do
well to access relevant
documents which are available
on the internet www.ppp-
civic.org. An important
document presented by the
party's General Secretary
Donald Ramotar captioned: 'For
a Democratic and Prosperous
Guyana' spells out the National
Development Programme which
is being implemented by the
PPP/C administration and
reflects its various policy
statements. The main planks are:
institutions; diversifying the
economic base; rehabilitating and
further developing the physical
infrastructure; pursuing stable
macro-economic policies; and
There is little or no excuse
for anyone to claim ignorance of
dedicates an entire section
that looks at the issue of
enhanced inclusive governance
under the title the national
democratic choice. The section
on economic and social issues
does reinforce the
Mr. Robert Persaud
what the ruling party stands for
or the path being charted by the
administration. Those who may
seek to lift particular references
to various analytical tools and
play these up in the media are
either still in a bygone era or are
not enlightened enough to know
that these are used at nearly all
universities in the world for the
proper understanding of
economic and politics.
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to a mixed economy with the
private sector playing a
pivotal or lead role. "The
private sector must be
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mainly in the productive
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The articulation of this
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there is accurate and correct
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nature of the government.
President Bharrat Jagdeo, in
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Congress, amplified on a few of
According to the
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do not see this through a
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support every single legal
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"I won'tpretend, however,
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to expand from traditional
agriculture and into more value-
added activities like agri- and
aqua-processing. I want to sec
new areas become vibrant parts
of the economic sectors such as
information technology and
tourism have particularly
"I want to see this because
this is a fundamental part of
our vision for this
country...Within the next six
years, and a re-elected PPP/C
administration will encourage
and steer our economy to an
even higher plane of activity
- building on the progress to
date to support our farmers
and business-people as they
expand into new sectors and
markets. Investors from
Guyana and around the world
will see this country as an
place to do business.
Everyone with a good
business idea will find that
this government will not stand
in their way."
The coming months will
see an intensification of the
debate on the different
political platforms as we head
closer to the national
elections. In this competition,
we all must ensure that
sticking to facts is an
overriding feature. But it
would be naive to believe that
those who flock certain
circles to spread lies and hates
would less than active.
The governing party has
shown the way how parties
should conduct themselves. And
it is time other parties take a page
out of its book. Governments in
the region are already using
Guyana as a model.
The Guyanese public is
tired of old and backward
politics. They hunger for a
more positive and constructive
approach to political life. The
new, positive approaches to
politicking introduced by the
administration augurs well
for the country and the
region. A recent
commonwealth meeting of
government and opposition
parties underlined these
imperatives. Let's all work
and build a new modern
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10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
RACE RELATIONS IN PLANTATION GUIANA 1831-"1905
By Citizen Kampta Karran
(continuedfrom last week)
SCHOLARS of the 20th
century included the study of
relations in their work.
Prominent among these are
historians. Robert Moore
 did his Ph.D. thesis on
the relations between East
Indians and Negroes in
British Guiana for the period
1838 to 1880. Brian Moore
 produced a very useful
book which deals with race,
power and social
segmentation in colonial
Guiana for the period 1838 to
1891. Walter Rodney ,
in looking at the history of
Guianese Working people for
the period!1881 to 1905, also
called attention to what he
between the Indians and the
The experiences of separate
racial: groups during the
nineteenth century were also
covered in the literature. These
include: collected essays on a
single racial group as in
McGowan et al. (eds.) 
Themes in African Guyanese
History; books by a single
author on a racial group as
Mary Menezes (ed.) 
The Amerindians in Guyana
1803-73, Raymond Smith
 The NegrolFamily in
British Guiana, Noel Menezes
 Scenes fromithe History
of the Portuguese in Guyana,
Dale Bisnauth  The
Settlement of Indians in Guyana
1891-1930 and Kwbk Crawford
 Scenes from the History
of the Chinese in C uyana.
All of th i writings
mentioned above lddcressed the
issue of racial con dt but none
of them nMade it tl}eir major
concern. In this section an
attempt would be made to sift
through the literature with a
hope of presenting a brief
account of racial cbhflict for the
period 1831 to 19p5.
The freed Africans who
were trying tb. establish
themselves in commercial
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activities complained that the
white colonial order was giving
"preferential treatment" to the
Portuguese and in so doing were
taking "bread out of their
mouths." In response the
Portuguese argued that the
Africans were poor at business
and that they were jealous of
The Portuguese position
does not explain several issues.
We will address one here. If the
Africans were such poor
businessmen/women how was it
that they were able to
accumulate large sums of money
to purchase land immediately
after slavery was abolished?
Probably, by examining the
nature of the colonial enterprise
in which both groups operated,
we could: arrive at a more
balanced picture. The
recognized that the emerging
society would need a local
commercial class to meet the
growing consumption needs.
They encouraged/assisted the
Portuguese with credit facilities
and other types of help that
were denied the Africans. Thus
two racially differentiated
groups received different
treatment when they met in
competition for the same thing.
The system discriminated in
favour of the Portuguese. One
possible explanation is that the
Portuguese were more credit-
worthy [see Ravi Dev 1998:
124] implying that the Africans
were less credit worthy. This
argument would not hold water
- because at thisstage in Guiana's..
history there is no evidence to
support it. The Africans in their
first major economic engagement
paid cash for the lands they
purchased and they incurred no
bad debts with the European
wholesale merchants with
whom they did business on a
Perhaps, for enlightenment,
we need to examine two primary
assumptions on which the
plantation system was
premised. The first assumption
we will examine is premised on
the nature of the mercantile
capitalist system. The
Portuguese had a reliable
existing international business
network: that made their
enterprise feasible. It is these
arrangements that made their
business propositions attractive
to those who administered the
affairs in' 19th Century Giuana.
Had those Portuguese who
entered business been poor and
without, the network and
resources then perhaps their
entrepreneuiial outreach would
have les$ encouraged and less
The second assumption is
based on the ideology that
claimed white superiority and
non-white inferiority. The
Portuguese was of European/
white stock thus they were by
definition better than the
Africans. It would be
remembered that during this
period in Europe scientists and
scholars were producing
pseudoscientific evidence to
support the claim of white
superiority. It was this
ideology that enabled the
Europeans to claim that they
discovered the New World
although there were people
living there long before they
arrived. It was this ideology
that empowered them to claim
these lands apd thereby
disinheriting the original
inhabitants even to the point of
genocide. It was this ideology
that justified slavery and
indentureship. The intention
here is not to undervalue the
entrepreneurial capability of the
Portuguese but to contextualise
their success and the less
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favourable fortune of the
Africans in the asymmetrical
opportunity structure of the
society. The Africans, at this
stage in Guiana's history, did not
have the international business
structure to support their
commercial ambitions. Further,
the colour line was in full
operation. The end of slavery
did not automatically give the
African justice and equality.
This state of affairs
contributed to a series of riots.
The white plantocracy and
white administrative classes
were less visible so the Africans
displayed much anger at the
Portuguese who became a
scapegoat population. Robert
Moore  and Brian Moore
 gave graphic accounts of
these. Between 3,000 and 4,000
Africans looted Portuguese
shops in New Amsterdam in
1847. The Angel Gabriel riots
of 1856 saw Africans ransacking
Portuguese shops and homes in
Georgetown, other parts of
Demerara and also in Essequibo.
The Portuguese received
compensation to the tune of
$267,204 out of a total claim of
In 1889, Portuguese
businesses were looted in what
became known as the Cent
Bread Riots. Another
motivation for the 1889 riots
could be found in the manner in
which the Portuguese were
allowed to manipulate the
justice system. The Portuguese
were able to obtain a reprieve
for one of their members from
the death sentence for
murdering his Mulatto
common-law wife. On the other
hand, a "coloured man" was
hanged for killing his Portuguese
wife. The Africans and
Mulattoes were angry at the
double standard and the
discriminatory manner in which
the legal system operated. The
same crime (wife murder) yet
the outcome was different for
different races [Daly 1974:
classified the riots as "a strife
of races" but the Colonial Office
declared that they were caused
by the African jealousy of the
Portuguese success in business.
Perhaps both conclusions are
defensible and maybe the truth
would include a creative blend
of the two.
The 1856 riots called forth
a complex racialised response.
In Essequibo, the indentured
Indians, who began to arrive in
1838, and who by now were
seen as the dominant plantation
labour force [see below], were
recruited by the plantocracy to
defend the property of the
Portuguese. The authorities did
not utilise the African rank and
file of the local constabulary
because they were seen as
suspect and so they could not
be trusted to protect Portuguese
property against the assault of
the rioters who were also
Lesp than two decades after
their. arrival the Indians were
given a' role outside of their
contractual obligations. They
were now indentured labourers
whoi were policing Africans,
protecting Portuguese property
and defending the interest of the
plaltpcracy. Like the
Amerindians before them, the
Indians were serving the
purpose of their oppressors.
Previously, the Indians and
Africans were adversaries in the
economic domain because they
competed with each other in the
labour market. By 1856
however, the racial conflicts
between these two groups took
on a new dimension. As we have
seen, they were pitted against
each other in open physical
It was noted above that
there was a status distinction
between the Madeirans and
other Europeans (mainly
British). This was in part
informed by. the original
indentured role of the former.
It was also possible that this
distinction contained within
it the idea that they were not
pure whites. Another area of
differentiation was with the
way they worshipped. The
British were, in the main,
Anglicans while the
Portuguese were Catholics.
Their Catholicism was
exuberant in nature, full of
earthy expressions and not as
conservative as the
Anglicanism practised by the
British. "What is done in
Madeira" criticised Fr.
Walker "is far from
perfection in many ways"
[Menezes 1986: 15]. However,
these differences never took
centre stage because the
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE Augus! 7, 2005 11
Holistic approach needed to counter
disability Health Minister at NCD forum
THE National Commission
on Disability (NCD) yester-
day conveiied a two-day train-
ing' programme to 'equip
community researchers and
regional coordinators for an
upcoming survey on disabil-
The analysis is to be con-
ducted in Regions Four
(Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and Nine
Essequibo) during September
Some. 1,500 persons with
disabilities will be interviewed.
A report on the findings of those
interviews will be completed
early in 20Q6.'
The United Nations
Children's Fund (UNICEF) and
Volunteer Services Overseas
(VSO) will fund the survey,
while.the Guyana Community
Based Rehabilitation Programme
(GCBRP), Bureau of Statistics
and Open Doors Vocational
Training Centre will work in
close partnership with NCD.;
Upon the conclusion of the
training,, participants will be
better able to.identify persons '
with disabilities, elicit informa-
tion in a sensitive manner and
understand the importance of
data collection at the local level.
Minister of Health, Dr.
Leslie; Ramsammy opened
the forum in the conference
room of the Ocean View In-
ternational Hotel yesterday
He congratulated,the NCD
and said the survey is a good
initiative. According to him, leg-
islation dealing with disability is:
"close" to being tabled in the
Ramsammy called for the
establishment of a.National
Registry for Disabled people
and related that the Health
Ministry recently set-up a unit
to function as a surveillance
unit for disability.
The unit will'have an, Over-
sight Committee after its
launching, Ramsammy pointed
out, adding that "we must have
a holistic approach to deal with
disability...Guyana is not start-
ing from scratch but much is to
be covered. People are paying
attention to disability'" 1
He explained that.the Min-
istry is currently, streamlining
initiatives to ensure that every
person in need of a wheel chair
receives one and he cited the
need for a friendlier society,
which can 'assist in disability
prevention, such as accidents.
NCD Commissioner, Mr.
Hilary Christopher,,. who
chaired 'the proceedings, ex-
plained that there is a lack of
,data regarding disabled per-
He.told the gathering that
there is a recognized need
amongst 'stakeholders working
within the disability sector, to
PARTICIPANTS at the opening of the two-day workshop at Ocean View International Hotel
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schedule of the Municipal and District Councils Act
The general public is hereby notified that the Statutory
Meeting of the Council held on May 25, 2005 has fixed
the following rate percentages withrespect to General
Rates levied on properties for the rating period.
commencing January 1,2005 to December 31,2005.
They are as follows:
- 40 percent of assessed value
- 250 percent of assessed value
- 400 percent of assessed value
Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie
Ramsammy addresses the
forum. To his left are Ms. Inge
Groenewegen of Volunteer
Services Overseas (VSO) and
Ms. Katrice Massiah of the
United Nations Children Fund
gather information about the
This is mainly to facilitate
accurate planning and imple-
mentation of policy, services
and provisions for persons with
Christopher said some 55
persons have been recruited
through the GCBRP to conduct
"Localised data collection
builds capacity and confidence
within the local community to
carry out data collection in the
future on behalf of external
agencies;" he stressed.
Among the officials present
yesterday were Minister within
the Ministry of Labour, Human
Services. and Social Security,
Ms. Bibi Shadick and represen-
tatives from UNICEF, VSp and
GCBRP Ms.. Katrice
Massiah, Ms. Inge
Groenewegen and Ms.
Geraldine Maison-Halls respec-
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countable to President Bharrat
The commission com-
prises members drawn from
the Ministries of Health,
Education, Human Services
and Social Security and
Guyana Human Rights Asso-
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12 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
NY Guyanese prefer metal detectors
By Bina Mahabir
NEW YORK Like all New
Yorkers, Guyanese in the
New York Tri-State region
and in New Jersey are sub-
jected to random baggage
searches at subway and bus
stations as part of the beefed
up security throughout the
mass transit system. The up-
graded security is in direct
response to two sets of bomb-
ings in London earlier last
month. Since the London
bomb blasts, New York City
has been on edge.
At least 56 people were
killed and a number of persons
hospitalized from the bomb
blasts which occurred on July
7th at Liverpool Street tube
station, Edgeware Road tube
station and in a double-decker
bus at Tavistock Square in Lon-
don. Two weeks later, bombers
attempted to set off another set
of explosives which were de-
tected by alert train commuters
and subverted by quick police
The 714-mile New York
City subway system has 468
stations serving 24 routes -
more than any other system in
the world. It operates 24-hours
a day and is considered to be
safe and fast by commuters.
In New York, the Guyanese
population makes up a small
percentage of the estimated 4.5
million commuters who com-
mute via the city's trains and
buses on a daily basis. Most
Guyanese who settled in South
Ozone Park, Richmond Hill,
Ozone Park, Jamaica, Hillside
and the surrounding environs in
Queens, commute on the 'A'
train at Lefferts, the 'E' train at
Sutphin Avenue, Jamaica and
the 'F' line at Hillside Avenue.
Guyanese here take the city
subways primarily to go to
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Others have to take care of of-
ficial governmental or personal
business in the city and the sub-
ways prove to be the cheapest
and fastest means of getting
around in the Big Apple.
Still, others go shopping in
the city or to find pleasure and
leisure to see Broadway and
comedy shows, concerts, go to
city clubs, hang out with friends
at Times Square and other city
hotspots or go to the movie the-
atres, like IMAX, among other
activities. Then, there are the ul-
timate city lovers who just go
there for the fun of it.
The subways are also used
to go to other areas in Queens,
Brooklyn, Staten Island, the
Bronx and New Jersey.
According to city officials,
the NYPD would not stop
searches of bags brought into
the mass transit system any-
time soon, despite concerns
about racial profiling and the
threat of a legal challenge.
The department's chief
spokesman, Paul Browne said:
"We expect the searches will
Police officers have also set
up inspection points at bus
stops, railroads and ferries,
stopping rider and ordering
backpacks, rolling-suitcases and
other bags opened for quick
searches. Anyone who refuses
to comply with the search must
leave the system.
In response to more than
two dozens of complaints of ra-
cial profiling since the bag
searches began on July 21, Rev-
erend Al Sharpton called on the
NYPD to release statistics on
subway straphangers subjected
to random bag searches.
However, New York Police
Commissioner Raymond Kelly
assured him that police officers
do not use racial profiling when
deciding whose bags to search.
During a press conference
after a 20-minute meeting with
Commissioner Kelly in the lat-
ter part of July, Sharpton stated
that his office has received more
than 20 complaints by commut-
ers who felt they were searched
because of their race or religion.
The reverend said that the
commuters felt they were mis-
taken to be of "Arab-American
descent, which in fact, is still bi-
ased, adding, "I don't think
that we should be saying a pro-
file of a terrorist is Arab any-
more than the profile is one of
"If we're going to have in-
trusion, we should have it equal
and fair with no profiling," he
Sharpton promised to return
to police headquarters if com-
plaints of racial profiling con-
"If we develop a pattern,
we will be back," he told report-
The New York Civil Liber-
ties Union (NYCLU) says that
the searches infringe on basic
constitutional rights and do
nothing to protect against terror-
ism, according to a statement
posted on its website.
NYCLU has posted forms
on its website on which indi-
viduals can report their en-
counters with police conduct-
ing searches on public trans-
portation. The statement
added that the information
contained on these forms will
assist the NYCLU in
analysing and possibly chal-
lenging the constitutionality
of the methods and practices
used by the police in conduct-
ing these searches.
FEAR OF MISTAKEN
Many Guyanese the Sunday
Chronicle interviewed ex-
pressed concern about the
NYPD's random bag search
programme and some of East
Indian descent feel a deeper fear
since they said they could be
mistaken for Middle Eastern
While some do not mind the
bag searches at subway and bus
stations, others question it.
They could not understand how
bag searches would prevent a
terror or bomb attack. Some
also agreed that metal detectors
would be a much more efficient
way of nabbing bombs and
Galun Soman, 45, travels on
the 'A' and 'E' lines from her
home in Richmond Hill, Queens,
to the city five days a week.
Due to the nature of her job, she
commutes on city buses and
other trains, such as, the Num-
bers '7', '6', '1' and '2' in the
city, depending on where her job
"Oh my God! It has be-
come so scary to travel on the
trains these days. I'm also
scared to go on the city buses,"
She said that the London
bomb blasts made it clear how
easily someone could leave a bag
of explosives on one of the city
subways without being de-
"I don't mind the bag
searches, but I don't know how
that could prevent a bomb at-
tack," she stated, adding "the
bag searches make you feel a
little safer, but I don't think it
could totally prevent someone
from sneaking in any suspicious
things inside the trains or at sub-
A Guyanese by birth from
Yakusari, Black Bush Polder,
she said that she was glad the
NYPD acted so swiftly in the
aftermath of the London bomb-
ings. But, she wonders for how
long the bag searches would go
She agrees with the idea of
implementing metal detectors at
subway stations because she
feels such a method could be
more efficient. The police offic-
ers take quick glances inside the
bags that could have hidden
pockets with any number of
things inside, she added.
Baby Narayan, 39, takes the
'A' line at Lefferts to go her job
in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Though she cooperates with the
bag inspections at subway and
bus stations, she does not like
"...I don't like it," said the
health aide worker. She under-
stands city officials' concern for
safety, but she argues that
searching bags would not pre-
vent a bomb attack like the Lon-
"It would scare people a
little, but for how long?" she
Narayan who migrated from
Corentyne, Berbice, readily
agrees that the idea of imple-
menting metal detectors at train
stations sounds much safer and
"It also means less time
would be spent at search
points," she offered, adding,
"Since the bag search
programme began, I've to wake
up earlier and this means less
She pointed out that at
some subway facilities, the
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The objective of this seminar is primarily to inform the Linden Community of the
regulatory framework of the OCI, but will also provide an opportunity to foster a
better understanding of Insurance Services, insurance Products, Pension
Plans and their importance.
The OGI urges the Linden Community to attend this seminar.
SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005 '
BAKEWELL baker) last July 31. hosted its annual sales
training seminar for staff and customers alike in their
continuous bid to promote stronger sales force.
The seminar was held at the Regency Hotel. Hadfield Street,
Georgetown. Permanent Secretary within the Public Service
Minister. Dr Nanda Gopaul, addressed Ibe senunar.
In picture, Dr. Gopaul addresses participants at the
training seminar. At the head table are Bakewell officials.
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(c) Maintenance of daily log book.
(d) Checking boat for leaks and damages before every trip.
(e) Checking that adequate fuel is available for a trip and that all safety gears, including life jackets, are in place.
(f) Starting engine before every trip to ensure engine is working properly.
(g) Securing boat and engine when not in use.:
(h) Servicing engine regularly, and effects minor repairs on boat and engine.
(i) Transporting authorised officers by engine operated boat in a safe and effective manner.
A full primary school education along with a Harbour Licence from the Harbour Master, plus two (2) years experience in
navigating the rivers within the region.
(4) Boat Hands
Underthe supervision of the Out Board Motor Operator:-
(a) Ensures proper maintenance of the boat.
(b) Ensures proper maintenance of all equipment.
(c) Ensures preservation of assets.
(d) Prepares boatfor river trip in ample time.
(e) Verifies all stocks.
(f) Assists in mooring and casting off boat.
(g) Carries out scheduled routine maintenance of boat and equipment including stripping and scraping.
(h) Checks on boat when moored on a shift basis.
(i) Prepares meals for officers and crews while on river trips.
Sound primary education plus a minimum of six (6) months experience working in a boat in the river.
Applications must be submitted to the:
Chief Election Officer
Elections Commission Secretariat
41 High & Cowan Streets
- on or before August 12, 2005.
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Washington's Short-Sighted ...
(From page seven)
shares mutual interests with
CARICOM. Economic and
political stability in the region
is crucial if the U.S. wants to
prevent the surge of more illegal
activities across its borders and
achieve a successful trade
relationship with the
CARICOM and Central
American countries, now that
the Caribbean Basin Initiative
(CBI) has been joined by
Republic Free trade Agreement
(DR-CAFTA). At the same time,
it should be aware of the
portentous consequences that
could arise from the U.S. using
its financial and trade leverage
to bully the region over relations
with countries such as Cuba,
Venezuela and Haiti.
Haiti best illustrates how
Washington's episodic concerns
can affect its stability while
prospects throughout the
Caribbean. On May 27, 2005,
the U.S. Department of State
urged American citizens as well
as its non-emergency embassy
personnel in Haiti to leave the
country for security reasons.
Washington's decision triggered
noticeable disappointment previous commitment to not
among Haitian officials, fearful involve its forces there. The
that this would further deployment of Marines would
contribute to the island's clarify that one of Washington's
isolation. Others were not primary interests was all along
surprised that the White House to try to prevent Haitian 'boat
was only mildly cognisant of people' from seeking asylum on
the plight of the benighted U.S. shores, and that the Bush
Caribbean country. administration was not prepared
The Bush administration to do anything to expedite the
seems unable to make up its issuance of temporary parole
mind on a course of action, status for Haitians in this
affirming Haiti's instability by country. On August 20, 2004,
deeming it unsafe for U.S. twenty Haitian asylum seekers
personnel and their families in were arrested for illegally
the country, but summarily entering the U.S. after their boat
insisting on returning would-be landed at Hutchinson, Florida.
Haitian refugees to the island They were detained and quickly
after being intercepted on the sent back to Haiti. Moreover,
high seas, denying that they are from February to August 2004,
in fact attempting to escape the Coast Guard has interdicted
harsh violence in their country, roughly 2, 000 Haitians and
After supporting the ousting of quickly repatriated them in spite
president Jean-Bertrand of the general violence and
Aristide and installing Gerard possible reprisals facing them.
Latortue to lead Haiti's Interim If illegal immigration ranks
Government (IGH), the U.S. high on the U.S. agenda, the
publicly shunned any further movement of illicit substances
substantive role in the country, unquestionably is a major threat
On May 28, Latortue declared to U.S. security, since counter-
that the U.S.' advice to its narcotics efforts became merged
nationals concerning Haiti's with the U.S. War on Terrorism.
dangerous conditions was
"regrettable, and occurred at a WHO REMEMBERS
time when Haiti was GRENADA?
desperately in need of Grenada is the perfect
international friends." example that engaging in non-
Moreover, there have been democratic processes cannot be
recent rumours that U.S. the best way to solvie-the
Marines may be sent to Haiti, rampant Caribbean drug
despite the White_ House's__ proBem. As illegal drug
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trafficking has overtaken
Grenada, Washington may
dearly come to regret its
inconsistency in overlooking the
fact that the final destination of
narcotics transiting through the
Caribbean is mainly the U.S.
Grenada along with other
Grenada was once seen by the
Reagan administration's ideologies
as vital to the protection of the kind
of democracy that the U.S. was
promoting in the Caribbean and
Latin America In 1983, at the height
of the friction between Castro and
the Reagan administration, Grenada
was moved to the top of the U.S.
regional agenda. On the pretext that
hundreds of American medical
students attending St. George
University were under the threat of
the recently staged bloody coup by
hard-line Marxist Bernard Coard,
the U.S. invaded the island. In
reality, the Grenada invasion was a
small-scale manifestation of a larger
conflict, as the coup gave President
Reagan an excellent opportunity to
display his unswerving anti-
communist policy throughout the
rest of the region by ordering
hundreds of U.S. troops to seize
After the U.S.' quick victory,
its obsessive Cold War interest in
Grenada precipitously waned,
shortly after which Grenada
became a major centre of drug-
trafficking and money laundering
once U.S. forces departed. Along
With six other Caribbean islands
(Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados,
Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St.
Lucia, and St. Vincent and the
Grenadines), Grenada forms the
eastern edge of the Caribbean
transit zone for drugs mostly
cocaine and marijuana products -
travelling from South America to
the U.S. and other global markets.
It is estimated that 20 per cent of
all drugs entering the U.S. pass
through this corridor.
Washington has failed to act
upon the realisation that it has
good reason to be interested in
the economic, political and
social stability of the Caribbean
Basin nations. As a result,
Central American and Caribbean
countries are suffering from the
effects of inadequate and
inconsistent U.S. policies. After
a long period of profound
neglect, following an obsessive
period of concern over the
advent of leftist regimes in
power in Grenada, Panama,
Nicaragua and Guyana, Central
America became once again di
l'ordre du jour for Washington
ideologies. However, stability,
growth, and democracy are not
as much the foci of this renewed
attention as are the economic
and political benefits that the
Bush administration hopes to
reap from the advancement of
the now enacted DR-CAFTA.
Like its predecessors, the Bush
administration offered entrance into
the free trade blocs (FTAA,
CAFIA) it was pioneering as the
curative agent for Nicaragua's
problems. Salvador Stadthagen,
Nicaragua's economic and social
ambassador to the United States
even observed, "CAFTA will be
good for preserving democracy. It
will be a vaccine against instability."
However, such a miraculous
transformation seems unlikely
since no fundamental rethinking of
the country's post-war political,
economic and social conditions had
been conducted or are even distantly
fathomed. Roughly 75 per cent of
Nicaragua's population is still mired
in poverty, reflecting an annual per
capital income of $750. In March
2005, violence peaked with the
outbreak of protests throughout the
country in which scores were
injured. Social unrest gave way to
political instability, and President
Bolatios was forced to seek a
remedy to what was fast becoming
a fatal malady or resign his post.
In 1990, after a decade of
civil war under Sandinista rtue,
the successor conservative
government, with Washington's
neoliberal economic policies,
hoping to drag the country out
of its economic plight. After an
intense electoral campaign in
which the U.S. overtly and
covertly spent millions of
dollars to defeat Sandinista
leader Daniel Ortega in the 1990
presidential race, a majority of
Nicaraguans elected U.S.-backed
candidate Violetta Chamorro,
hoping that forthcoming U.S.
aid would put their country on
the path to economic and social
development. More than a
decade later, however Nicaragua
remains the second poorest
country in the hemisphere, only
slightly better off than strife-
ravaged Haiti. Throughout the
years, the U.S. has extensively
campaigned both publicly and
privately for its preferred
candidates in the country's
presidential races, with little
concern for the democratic
credibility of those being
backed. Poverty and corruption
have deteriorated state
institutions, yet the U.S.
maintains its ambivalence
toward the country.
High crime rates resulting
from poverty, unemployment,
and the seeming impossibility
of achieving acceptable
standards of living has bedeviled
all of Central America. In
activities, which fuel the
ubiquitous street gangs, have
become fundamental to the
economy. While the country was
becoming a guinea pig for post-
war neoliberal economic
experiments, the U.S. lost its
interest in a region no longer at
the forefront of its foreign
policy priorities. This is
extremely unfortunate, because
poor economic and social
indicators are the corollary of
political crisis. In the latest
Latinobar6metro poll, 70 per
cent of Nicaraguans said that
they would be willing to accept
a de facto authoritarian
government provided it resolved
the country's grim economic
crisis. This choking popular
consensus is not good news for
the hemispheric champion of
democracy, since U.S. economic
interests in the region depend,
among others, on the political
stability of the Caribbean Basin
FROM THE PANAMA
CANAL TO A FREE TRADE
Panama's experience with
U.S. interventionist tactics
misapprehension of Latin
American realities. As with
Nicaragua, security concerns
intermittently have come to the
forefront of their bilateral
relations, with Washington's
security and economic interests
being aggressively pursued
while social concerns tend to
remain an afterthought.
The signing of the Panama
Canal Treaties in August 1977,
although constituting a geo-strategic
victory for the U.S., increased
political unrest among
Panamanians. Some of the most
nationalist among them, who
viewed the canal as a symbol of
national pride, felt betrayed by the
Torrijos government and insisted
that the treaties were fraudulent due
to the additional stipulations that
the Panamanian strongman had
agreed to after the treaty had been
signed, treaty that gave the U.S.
residual rights to intervene in the
canal's operations and security.
On December 17, 1989,
the U.S., under the first Bush
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The public is hereby advised that intensified
vaccination activities have commenced at health
S ,, centers in Regions 3, 4 and 5 from June 27"' 2005.
'. The activities will be carried out from Monday to
'A Friday until August 31'', 2005.
Adults and children who are eligible for vaccines will
; he vaccinated. This is an effort to keep GuLyana free
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
SEVERAL activities were held
yesterday to -mark the 20th
anniversary of the death of Peoples
National Congress (PNC) founder leader
and former President of Guyana, Mr.
Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham.
Yesterday moniing, floral tributes were laid
at the Mausoleum and the Place of the Seven
Ponds in the Botanic Gardens. In the
afternoon, a tribute \\as held at the National
Congress of Women Headquarters on Public
lNr. Burnham died on August 6. 1985
at the Georgetown Hospital.
PNC/R leader, Mr. Robert Corbin, lays a floral tribute at the Mausoleum yesterday morning.
Members of the PNC/R and family members at the Mausoleum mark the 20th anniversary
of the death of the party's founder leader and former president. Mr. Forbes
Burnham.(Pictures by Winston Oudkerk)
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In memory of or beloved family
BERNADETTE, SHARON & MARLYN who
vere taken from our arms on July 30 2002.
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To my wife BERNADETTE, Daughters SHARON and MARLYN &
Grandchildren, you were all taken away so unexpectedly that my grief, pain
and heartache is unbearable to overcome. You are forever in my heart unti'
we meet again Baldeo.
To my wife SHARON and mother to Andrew and Christopher, we will
cherish every moment spent with you. We miss you. Shabeer, Andrew an i
To MARLYN: niece, cousin and aunt, your short life with us is
unforgettable, your kindness lives within us. We miss you, too. Your.
To BERNADETTE, another year is here again without you. We are still
struggling with losing you in our hearts. Your memory will live on.
Claudette, Lynette, Seajatan Family, Yassim Family and Foo Family.
iT. ,',wellI loved to ever befo~,,tte'i..
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"Sam Stone's welcome
home didn't last too
He went to work when
he'd spent his last dime
And Sammy took to
When he got that empty
For a hundred dollar
habit without overtime."
T here are several ironies
about the picture on
the right, two of which
are the most glaring. The
first is -that the water being
used to wash the car comes
from a broken main, some 50
metres from the Guyana Fire
Service Headquarters in
Cornhill Street, Stabroek,
Georgetown; and approxi-
mately 70 metres from the
now vacant lot that once held
three business Royal
Castle, Auto Supplies, and.
Mohammed's destroyed by
a fire two years ago. The sec-
ond if a bit more subtle is
of course the fact that the
car-washer is plying his trade.
just a short distance away
from the Ministry of Labour,
Human Services and Social
Security, as the sign in the
background attests to.
The following article is not,
however, about these two ironies
but rather about the 'industry'
out of which they arise. This in-
dustry offers a diverse array of
services; within it you can find
car-washers, market labourers,
itinerant salesmen, barbers, car-
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penters, weeders, even prosti-
tutes. What defines this particu-
lar venture, or rather this con-
glomeration of ventures is not so
much the specialisation of ser-
vices or products, but rather the
common qualification of those
who staff it all, to some de-
gree, are drug addicts. Welcome
to Junkie Inc.
There is perhaps no better
manifestation of phenomenon -
industry spawned by addiction.
- than the carwash operated out-
side of the Ministry of Labour,
Human Services and Social Secu-
rity. The broken water-main on
the pavement next to what used
to be main branch of the Guyana
National Cooperative Bank
(GNCB) is a perpetual fount,
running day and night according
to one of the men involved in the
Added to this unending sup-
ply of water, the basic raw-ma-
terial of their service, the loca-
tion offers another plus for any
car-washing venture. On their
side of the road, what is easily a
dozen taxis line up along the
pavement; across the road for
them is the Promised Land the
sprawling car park. The park on
any given day has more than a
hundred cars and buses running
the East Bank route: short-drop
cars to Ruimveldt; buses running
to Parika; to Linden; to Timehri;
in fact all the major taxi and bus
parks are less than two minutes
When Sunday Chronicle vis-
ited the carwash. what we found
was a boisterous, motley crew of
men at first suspicious of our
motives. After being told what
this paper is trying to do, sus-
picion is quickly replaced by an
attitude of vindication, a surge in
self-conscious justification of
why they are doing what
"You see me," one man
named Joseph offers without
prompting, "I got certificate
for wiring house, fix freezer
and all them thing, but the
system, George...the system
got we here. Who got to
hustle, who got to wash car,
everybody got to live."
By the time he is finished
saying this, a chorus, or rather a
cacophony of voices join.in
when several men- temporarily
cease washing a bus to support
what he says.
"You see people out here, is
skilled people," one offers. The
rest is mostly noise, with words
like "mason". "carpenter", "sea-
man" interspersed within it. One
man proudly proclaims that he
used to be chief clerk at a well-
known Georgetown store. He's
shirtless like most of those
around him, dressed only in the
sort of tattered three-quarter
pants you'd expect to see on the
Incredible Hulk except of
course that there is nothing hulk-
ing or incredible about the thin,
wiry former office worker with
a haggard look on his gaunt face
and his entire livelihood, a damp
and ragged piece of cloth, in his
"All these crackheads.'all
these crackheads went high
school." says Joseph. regaining
his monopoly on the convers'-
;.-p -r. sets off on a profuse
rant about the intelligence ofjunk-
ies and the inability of the aver-
age person to dupe them in day
to day transactions.
"Anytime you dealing' with
a smoke man and tell yourself
you gun mek he a [expletive],
the bottom line is that you gun
be the biggest one. You can't
teach them nothing, they got to
teach you; they always one step
ished saying this, an irate mini-
bus driver launches into a string
of expletives against two men
who he thinks are taking too long
to wash his car. He threatens,
with most of his bus already
cleaned inside and out, to take
his business elsewhere.
And then there is another
dimension to this. About twenty
minutes into our interview, the
THE WAY WE WERE
When We visit the former lo-
cation, after talking to the men
at carwash, what we find is a
drab place just opposite the of-
fices of the Hughes, Fields and
Stoby law firm. In fact there is
so little activity, compared to
the hustle and bustle of Cornhill
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A dreadlocked drug addict washes a car on Cornhill Street. (Cullen Bess4-r
ahead of you."
He insists that it is the drugs.
- "hard drugs, raw drugs, co-
caine" which were "meant for
this world" which gives junkies
The reality, however, paints
a different picture. The average-
cost of washing a car, from a
standard carwash, is around
$500; $1000 for a minibus.
Junkie labour is half of that. Jo-
seph and his associates charge
around $400 dollars to clean a
minibus inside and out, and
around $200 for a car; and often,
because of the vehicle owner's
insistence on speed, they some-
times have to team up, two or
three at a time, to undertake a
job. That is, of course, when
they do get paid. It is not an un-
common occurrence, they say,
for someone to come and use
their services and opt not to re-
"Some bus man," one of the
car-washers says, "when you
tell them four hundred dollars to
wash a bus, inside and out, some
of them give you two hundred
dollars; some of them drive
away: some of them cuss you
and tell you how "you's a
junkie'. When they go to a wash
bay. they can't order the wuk,
they got to stand up and watch."
"And when the wuk done,"
adds Joseph. "they got to mek
sure they money right."
Almost as soon as he is fin-
reason for Joseph's earlier ver-
bosity concerning the virtues of
narcotics becomes clear. A short,
wiry man (seemingly, wiry is the
standard physique among ad-
dicts) comes up to him, and
slips him some money in an ear-
Joseph walks off a short
distance, pulls a small plastic
bag out of the grass not too far
away his not-so-secret stash -
and with a repeat of the hand-
shake hands the now visibly less
agitated young man the weed lhe
paid for. Joseph is not just an-
other junkie carwash man; he is
also the corer's marijuana dealer.
For most of the men out at
Cornhill Street washing cars for
negligible money is an alternative
to criminal activity. Although
outright criminal activity with
the exception of Joseph's deal-
ing seems absent from the
carwash, the rough and tumble
behaviour of the men, and occa-
sionally women, out there con-
stantly threatens to erupt into
outright violence. Though col-
laboration is the norm, the
carwash is fiercely competitive
business with a fist or knife
fight threatening to break out ev-
cry now and then. It is in fact
this in-fighting that caused most
of the men to move from where
the carwash was originally lo-
cated. at the corner of Hadficld
and fr1, Sireels, a depressed
init, city area s cll-known for its
Street, that we at first pass what
was the first large scale carwash
in Guyana. Three men lie half-
asleep on a bench in.the shade
of some trees, safe from the
scorching mid-morning sun. A
couple of five-gallon water
bottles stand neatly together at
the side of the road. The dry
ground around them is proof
enough that no real sort of busi-
ness has been done for the morn-
"Right now the business get
lil slow but you can't fight it," a
young man named Davis says.
Davis' friend, an older
man called Jango, chips in
saying that this used to be the
"original wash bay", before
more established carwashes.
Davis, either in his late
twenties or early thirties, says
that he has been washing cars
out there for several years now.
He says that he has been a car-
penter and a mason, but right
now, no regular jobs are coming
his way. He recalls a time when
business was far more brisk than
it is now.
Stronger, less stringy, and with
cleaner clothes than all of the men
on Comhill Street, Davis does not
appear to be a junkie. He is never-
theless. sympathetic to the cause -
even if with noticeably less fervour
"Well nuff of them [at
Cornhill Srceti," says Davis,
"does imo : n "de hlabi. but
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them is not no junkie, man.
People is just use a word; they
might say addict, or people who
does smoke weed, but you un-
derstand is just a word."
His attitude towards drug
use wavers between the ambiva-
lent and the vindicatory: nobody
dies, he alleges, from using co-
caine and. addiction is simply a
matter of mind power. Accord-
ing to him, we shouldn't be
quick to judge, or label, people
even if they are addicted to
Nevertheless he admits that
it is the junkie's tendency to-
wards theft the kleptomaniac
urge that inhabits the vast ma-
jority of drug addicts that is
largely responsible for the hard
times that has hit the formerly
flourishing carwash. He says
that he doesn't work with any
and everyone, except his "big
man friend", Jango.'
"Most'of them over there,"
Jango adds, "is dishonesty mek
them run that side. They gun
charge a work for a two dollar
($200) and still ain contented,
they gun wan trouble the man
Davis says that those who
remain on Hadfield Street are
humble, hardworking and hon-
est. He charges about three to
four hundred dollars per car, and
relies on the discretion of the ve-
hicle owner if they want to tip
him or pay him more than that.
While Joseph and the other
men at Cornhill Street view their
thing as a temporary hustle, a
transient business until they are
harassed off their corner by the
powers that be, Davis and Jango
are forward-looking. Davis ac-
knowledges that washing cars on
the side of the street is illegal but
he says that he, Jango and some
other men who operate at the
Hadfield Street location work
hard to keep the area clean.
"You ain even supposed to
see that here," he says pointing
at a discarded food box on the
ground. He brings attention to a
large pile of debris further up the
road; the City Council recently
paid them to clean the gutters in
the surrounding area but never
got around to removing the de-
"We dig so deep, we even
find the original drain," he says
Jango and Davis say that
they are aiming to re-estab-
lish the reputation and popu-
larity the carwash once had,
now that the more belligerent
and dishonest workers have
They sing praises of attor-
ney Nigel Hughes. Davis points
to a concreted part of the road-
side a couple of metres from
where they are, where a food-
stand sits under a tarpaulin tent.
He says Hughes concreted the
place so the woman who owns
the stand could have a better
place to sell. With a concrete
patch like that, Davis.and Jango
say that they would work hard
to set up a proper carwash and
pay city rates and taxes. Until
that happens, they are forced to
sit on the corner and watch as
cars drive past them, many fresh
from a wash on Cornhill Street.
The former addict who goes
by the nickname of Peter Sellers
represents a different kind of
"addict entrepreneur" from the
men at Cornhill Street. He's an
itinerant vendor selling anything
from wallets to screwdrivers de-
pending on his budget.
Sellers says that-he first be-
came addicted to marijuana (he
insists that he has never done
cocaine) when the mother of his
children left him about six years
ago. What was an occasional
puff turned into a thousand-dol-
lar-a-day habit. With an expen-
sive addiction and the resulting
inability to work because of it,
Sellers took to begging to feed
himself and to support his habit;
often making up sob stories to
dupe people into giving him
"I used to like tell people a
lot of lies just to get they
money. Tell them like you need
a passage to go somewhere and
you ain't going nowhere," he
Not many people believed
his stories, some just giving him
money and- telling him to do
whatever he wanted to with it.
More often than not though, he
met with degradation and embar-
rassment; something that influ-
enced his decision to go into
business for himself.
"I used to see nuff man out
there selling who ain got head with
me," he says. Sellers saved up
enough money and went to what he
refers to as a couple of cheap stores.
He says that he started selling vari-
ous articles but he has a particular
knack foi selling tools, something
that earned him the name Peter Sell-
"Most of them man call a
price and would stick pun it but
I like bargain. If one of them call
two-fifty fuh a screwdriver he
gun hold out pun that two-fifty;
I does flex, once I mek a profit
off of it."
There's one area his busi-
ness acumen did not influence
his actions; his addiction. Sellers
"Going out in life was like 1
going out pun a stage and I used
to get stage-fright, you know.
But when you smoking banna, is
like you just floating through and
you ain got time ivith nobody,
all de stage fright gone."
What eventually stopped
him from funnelling most of his
income into his habit was a near-
brush with death. After getting
into a fight and being stabbed
about the.body, he decided to
"turn Christian". He says that
with-the help of a Christian man
who had given him some money
to buy tools, he turned his life
Sellers' trials are still far from
over. He is still homeless and still
subject to the' sort of abuse and
prejudice that comes with the terri-
tory. He recalls nearly being shot at
by two bandits who were at-
tempting to rob a business place
close to where he once slept at
nights. He was forced to drop his
tools and run but when he re-
turned all were gone.
Allegedly completely off his
marijuana addiction now, Sellers
is trying to build up back his in-
ventory of stock. He wants to
move on from mere cheap wal-
lets something he has been
forced to sell-almost exclusively
now to more expensive and
sellable items, like tools. The
problem apart from capital of
course is that Peter Sellers still
has stage fright. And while he
might have gotten off the weed.
he now admits that much of the
money he earns now goes to
support his newest addiction: al-
What is there to say finally
about Junkie Inc.? Most 'nor-
mal' people, the 'un-addicted'
amongst us, ostensibly go about
our daily lives, sparing no time
except of course for the judge-
ment in passing for these
The.thing is Junkie Inc, like
any other business, does not op-
erate in a vacuum; as much as it
is staffed and run by the so-
called scum of society, it is our
patronage of its services, our
consumption of its products
which at the end of the day
keeps this particular industry vi-
able in the smoke-addled
'black' as it were.
It has become normal for
housewives to hire junkies to
clean their gutters, weed their
yards, mend their fences, and
dump their garbage. Market ven-
dors rely on junkie labour to get
their goods from one place to
the other. Minibus operators hot
only use addicts to .clean their
vehicles but many touts on the
various bus parks. Drug-addicted
sex workers charge as little $300
dollars for often unprotected
sexual intercourse, sometimes
less than that for less 'complete'
Junkie Inc stretches far be,
yond the limited scope of even
this admittedly lengthy article.
Yet we speak of junkies in ab-
straction, not only as if these
people are subhuman but some-
times as if they are sub-sub-
stance, as if their existence is
only barely validated. We treat
Junkie Inc as if it existed on
Mars as opposed to right across
the road from our homes our
places of employment.
It is perhaps only after
that this growing 'industry'
becomes a behemoth and
threatens more established,
more legitimate ventures that
we will begin to take notice.
Who knows? Today, the Great
Junkie Carwash; may be to-
morrow the Great Junkie
Fast Food Chain.
LEFFERTS Blvd where people take the'A' train in Richmond Hill,
NY uyanese prefer metal detectors
From page 12
guard booths are left empty
and unguarded. With this se-
curity gap, anyone could slip
through and do whatever they
want, she noted.
Sean, a 26-years-old part-
time student, drives to his work-
place in.Queens, but he takes
the subways whenever he has to
go to the city to do his-business
and sometimes to hang out with
"I don't like to walk with
big bags, but it seems like al-
most everybody who goes to the
city walks with a bag. So, the
police officers have a lot of bag
searching to do before the day is
over," he said.
He added that he does not
have anything to hide, so "I
don't mind the search if it means
1'11 be safer."
However, "the search is not
in-depth, it's more like a cursory
glance. so I don't know if such
a search could detect any suspi-
cious things hidden inside the big
bags, though no one would want
to take any chances now that the
police is everywhere," he ob-
Asked if he finds himself
looking around him for anything
suspicious when he is at subway
stations or in the train, he re-
plied, "Not really, I guess be-
cause I didn't experience a bomb
blast first hand, I feel everybody
is like me I don't walk around
with much except a pen and
some other essentials I may need
on the trip and most impor-
tantly, I don't set out to hurt
He believes the idea of metal
detectors sound much more ap-
pealing and could pick up a lot
of items, "but we .have to go
through metal detectors at the
airports already, do we have to
go through it at the subways
He is forced to wake up ear-
lier than normal whenever he has
to go to the city. he said, because
of the bag search exercise.
"What can I say, but that
the London bombings have dras-
tically changed our lives in New
Danny Basil, originally from
Blairmont, said that he does not
think that searching bags would
make it safer for commuters.
"Millions of people use the
subways everyday: hence, the
(authorities) do not have the
manpower to handle that kind of
movement per day," reasoned
the Queens resident.
HIe feels thai il e implemen-
station of metal detectors at sub-
way stations would be a more
efficient method to seize bombs
and potential bombers.
When asked if he thinks
Guyanese of East Indian de-
scent would be a target for ra-
cial profiling because of their
looks, he replied, "Not neces-
sarily. I think the way we be
Please turn to page 20
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AND THE SECOND SUNDAY IN EVERY MONTH
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at GT&T's Business Office, 78 Church Street, Georgetown
and at these following Bill Express Locations:
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J's Supermarket, 131 Essex St. & Republic Road,
New Amsterdam, Berbice
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Johnny P Supfrmarl- e 5-i ucrey Barker Road.
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RACE RELATIONS IN PLANTATION ...
SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
Washington's Short-Sighted ...
(From page 10)
features made them kith and
kin to the plantocracy and
also because economic
hegemony would not allow
such an outcome.
The position of the
Portuguese was ambiguous.
They were white yet they were
imported to do the work of
slaves. They were sellers of
goods in a plantation society.
They had economic power but
not political power. They could
access the plantocracy but they
were never allowed the privilege
of membership. The Africans
and Indians were aware that the
Portuguese were never
recognized by the plantocracy
on equal terms and they showed
their disrespect by referring to
them by the derogatory
description of 'Potagee' [see
Despres 1967: 63].
With the end of slavery,
the Africans did several
things which impacted on the
plantation labour supply.
National Training Programme for
Applications are invited from out-of-school youths to
participate in a special Government of Guyana technical
and vocational education and training programmes
across the country.
The Programme is for out-of-school youths 16 years
and over who are prepared to take part in skills training
courses and be attached to industries for skills
development can apply to participate.
Skills training will be in the following areas:-
Engineering Trades '
Application forms can be uplifted from the Secretariat of
the Board of Industrial Training at SIMAP Building
(2nd Floor), 237 Camp Street Georgetown or the Offices
of the Regional Democratic Councils and sub-offices
across the country.
Completed forms must be returned on or before
August 30, 2005
"'Ths y,-ijh .rr:;;ert wiou-;i e ofwir o u troung p.*pte it-!w.pe.,ally thwoS
who have 'n' -d lptii h . r: cipn tautieii", 'Nioi h id toh bi'" hiriftii i
their d i .rW ul -,,,, i It l. ; .*, *;,- t,: -:;, :, th. ; ; m e, to aj.ii t a i
and bemomt e r-.- .yrfi I a s e it at lit- -i'i. of !? lt ti-g. th--i,
young ^irs-pt br. i es etete appAh<-i'tt th irls:-vif ted *statu tipr'eli t
great Ceottryi "
President Bharrat Jagdeo
at the launching of the
They moved away from the
plantation to set up
independent villages and to
begin to establish an
alternative social structure
which reflected their
aspirations as a free people.
In keeping with these
aspirations, they began to
bargain for better wages and
for improved conditions of
work. These activities
threatened the edifice of the
plantation system [B. Moore
The literature reveals that the
arrival of the Indians called forth
varying responses from the
Africans. We will highlight two of
these here viz. empathy and
opposition. Empathy could be
observed in the evidence given by
Rose, an African labourer of
Plantation Vreed-en-Hoop. He
was giving evidence at the 1839
Commission of Enquiry into the
maltreatment of the first batch
that arrived on the 5th May
1838. Said Rose:
'They appeared to me as
severely punished as [were] my
matties during apprenticeship,
when flogged they were flogged
by the cat, the same as was
formerly in use; they brought all
from the sick house together, and
took them to the negro yard to
be flogged; they were tied to a
post' [see Dwarka Nath-1970:
In a similar vein, Will Clay,
foreman on the same plantation,
told the commission that 'the
coolies were locked up in the sick
house ... they were flogged; their
backs were swollen...' Alexander
Barrington reported 'when they
run away and were stubborn,
they get two or three lickings;
they are flogged with cat-o'-nine
tails; they were tied with a rope
round the post and were licked
on the bare back'. The evidence
of Elizabeth Caeser supported
those of Clay, Barrington and
Rose [see Nath 1970: 15-16].
Their submissions led to the
conviction of the perpetrators of
A decade after the arrival
of the Indians empathy began
to be accompanied if not
replaced by opposition. One
of the first acts of physical
conflict was recorded ten years
after the arrival of the first
batch of Indian immigrant
indentured labourers. During
the 1848 strike by the African
sugar workers an Anglican
clergymen in the Essequibo
observed that on one of the
estates the Negroes tried to set
fire to the cottage of an East
Indian sirdar during the strike.
They regarded the East Indians
with some hostility "as
interlopers' [R.. Moore 1970:
.In defence of their self-
interest the Africans opposed
indentureship, or so the pro-
African argument was
constructed. In the main, the
Amerindians were excluded
from the political economy of
the plantation after slavery
ended. The Africans, who were
already in Guiana for at least
two centuries, presented
themselves as the indigenous
section of the labour force and
the workers from all other
racial groups were treated as
immigrants [Rodney 1981:
174]. By the mid-nineteenth
century, 'immigrants' came to
mean Indian. Even in official
correspondence and records
they were so labelled.
(to be continued)
(From page 14)
it-ell m ilitaril! in
\\%.slinaton had charged
General Manuel Noriega,
an ex- U.S. Intelligence
official, uiih drug offenses
and eventually ordered its
troops into Panama after
attempting to marginalise
the now pariah goiernmennl
through economic and
political means. Because
control of the canal "as
scheduled to be transferred
to Panaman b the .ear
20110. the U.S. felt it could
not afford to permit an
Noriega to remain in power.
Throughout its diplomatic
relationship with that
country, \,ashington has
not been able to see past
the canal, except perhaps
when the Bush
talks in 2003 for a possible
bilateral FTA between the
two nations, even though
the waterway had a
diminishing silhouette for
In the post-Noriega
period, after the deposed
leader had been installed in his
Florida jail cell, corruption
became rampant in the
country, in part perpetuated
b\ the ambivalence of U.S
government officials. Not only
is corruption widespread in
the Panamanian service-based
economy, but the country has
also been involved in illegal
arms transactions, drug
trafficking and money
laundering, all functions of
black market economy. Illicit
business practices have
"become the norm, almost
sewn into the fabric of
Panamanian society. The
depth of this corruption is
particularly ormnous for U.S.
interests, which could be
threatened over the long term
by the weakening of state
institutions. The U.S.' short-
sighted neglect in the region
has put its vital long-term
goals at risk.
In April 2004.. an FTA
with Panama .was being
drafted which would
incorporate U.S. trade
ambitions, but at the final
moments the countries were
unable it reach a consensus.
After the prospect of a U.S.-
Panama trade relations cooled
dowin. the White House trade
office. \which irunally was so
enthusiasuc about furmulaung
a trade pact ith Panama.
seemed to lose interest. The
passage .)I DR-CAFTA in r he
Sen:ie aind Hous'e has since
eclip-led L.; -Panamnaj bilaeral
relitlon .n W.ia;hi rglnn'h
aerindai. alibou-uh [he
Pan.unanian lecgislirure hajs-et
LI approkrc the : greerrent The
propecti ol a cmIuprehenivc'
ladc agreenient hli\e Ino\i
itil;n precedent o.er
Panaimanian concerns like
social slt ability and the
ecLun in ic ,.ell-bein, of its
citienm. PRiianaa's experience
illustrated the fact that trade
.ireement, have had some
ditliculil% in being accepted
b\ the ih ome populhiion of a
C(iLinLu i \ hoise pohulical, social
and cLionmnt.ic inlltitution_-
ha\e been Io ) eerel\ eroded
thai lilt', hIa'.i. become ahlnioit
non-luniLnonal The benefits
S.1 fiee na.de. s.ithout proper
oici:il cohesion. c3Lanot be
asun]med to autoiiaticall)
trickle down to the
I'.erwhelmning poor majority
ot the country a truiriii ii th
which \\ashinmton 4i leluciant
A NEW VISION OF
Ine'. titii'. popuf ar
disionten it ah current
econoinuc and political iutc-,nics
in the region \ ill affect the U S '
niL'St pi',l ing intere' .i in
forthcoming hiniln ph1r rec free
trade agreements W\ashrihighn's
.elf-seri Ing policies., tl either
ith its .applicatiorn l0 tough-
litled, mniltarr or Jdlplrlallic
inteleiiirion *'i .ila eni aindl the
ilposiltoi ol its trade ii.iele'ts.
sinipl i il not do t1 for Latin
America and the Caribbean
anymore vi shiigton is vi;el\
to lace greater challenges in
coming ears from the same
Latin American and Caribbean
counties that so complacent]
adjusted to its fa\oured policies
in the past or esen at Ihe
present time Over the last few
decades., he U.S. s foreiCn
policy in the region has been
characrensed by a cold war-era
power bloc mentality. Limited
and self-absorbed foreign pobhc
initiat\es have facilitated the
illicit activities such as drug
Washington was concentrating
on neoliberal economic reforms.
But for the Caribbean Basin
countries, local socio-poltical
insecurities and disappointingly
low human development
indicators dominate regional
discourse. In its dealings with
Latin America. the U.S. has
sho n only intermittent interest
in local politics and
comprehensive economic and
political growth. with little
evidence being exhibited of
Washington's capacity for long-
term constructive engagement.
Considering Latin Amenca's
proximity to the U S and its
current economic, social, and
political instability, Washngton's
relations with the Latin Amencan-
Caribbean region must be further
up on its bst of foreign policy
interests Andrew Selee. a senior
programme associate in the Latin
Amencan programme of the
Woodro~ u Wlson Center said in an
interview with COHA. that
neighborhoodod makes a lot of
difference. This is one of the most
imponrant lessons governments
have learned over the years.
Regrettably. the U.S. has not yet
learned i ver well." Latin America
is one neighbourhood where
engaged diplomacy, paired with the
genuine pursuit ofhun an nrghL and
an acceptable standard of living. are
fundamental to regional stability.
Washington should prepare
itself to restructure its emphasis
on seeking pragmatic.
comprehen.ile approaches to
po crlty alleilation, the
elaboratuin of soci~i jusuce and
the enc ouragenient ot
democratic i sntutin -building.
in order to autiieni the region's
capaci., tor political and
ccononuti cooperation kiith the
outside world d and the
advancenment of the common
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Contract No. 14/2004,29/2004 & 412005
GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA
INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE
POOR RURAL COMMUNITIES SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT
The Government of Guyana (GOG), the International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved (by Loan and Grant)
the sum of approximately US$16.5 M to fund the Poor Rural Communities Support
Services Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate poverty in Regions 2 & 3 by
increasing rural household incomes through the expansion of on farm production and
fostering the promotion of rural micro-enterprises. Part of the proceeds of the loan-will be
used for eligible expenditures under which this invitation for bids is made.
The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCSSP, and
has 5 major components, viz D&I Rehabilitation, Technical Support Services, Credit
Services, Community Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. It will utilize a
demand driven approach and will involve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of the
The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for undertaking
the following works in Regions No. 2 & 3
F 1/11 Rehabilitation and Construction of Structures, Middlesex/Pomona WUA-
Essequibo Coast, Region 2
F 2/11- Rehabilitation and Construction of Structures, FairfieldNilvoorden WUA -
Essequibo Coast, Region. 2
14/2004-Construction of Storage Bond.and Drying Floor, Leguan Small Farmers
Project, Leguan Island, Region No. 3
2;I) j0i.-Lograd:lin of All-weather Road, Queenstown, Es.equibo, Region No. 2
4/2005 Supply and Installation of Sewing Machines, Kitchen Appliances, Furniture and
Computer to the Siriki Development Association, Pomeroon River, Region 2.
Bidding Document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office, at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara from 8t August,: :;1--, for a
non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) for Nos. F 1/11, F 2/11, 14/2004 &
29/2004, and four thousand dollars ($4,000) for No. 4/2005 or its equivalent in a freely
convertible currency. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same
Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
must be clearly marked on the top, left hand corner "Tender for the
.............................................. ...................... PRCSSP ..........12004.
Do not open before 9.00 hrs, September 6, 2005." Each tender must be placed in a
Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied by
a Security of no less than Two Hundred Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$200,000.) for Nos.
F1/li F2/11 14/2004 &29/2004, & One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Guyana Dollars
(G$150,000.) for ':2005 or its equivalent in a convertible currency, valid IRD and NIS
Compliance Certificates and must be addressed to:
National Board of Procurement and Tendering Administration
linistry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
,'. bids are to be aepc:sit:.l in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Finance building,
Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, before :"hrs. on T.. :.: .'., :'-ti b 2[.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend immediately after
9:00 hrs. on Tuesday September 6, -
The Er:i:'k., ef reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids n hout assigning any
reason whatsoever, and not ne..--- &;, to make an award to the lowest Bidder.
'li 'Government adsfca'be vliui -.;'
. Government ads can. he v,-..- ,;: .'i .,. .., qi, : c .]:.. J.,
20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
NY Guyanese prefer metal detectors
have takes precedence over
colour-or anything else."
"How can you actually
tell who is a suspicious
character?" asked Richmond
Hill resident, Sherry Mahabir,
when asked if she feels
paranoid on the city subways
A graduate from Brooklyn
Technical Institute, she does not
like the idea of having her bag
search, but "if it means my
getting on the trains and buses,
then I'll have no other
alternatives than to comply with
"As commuters, we're
left with hardly any choices,
especially, for those people
who don't own a vehicle," she
pointed out matter-of-factly.
"Even those people who
own cars, when going to
Manhattan, parking is a major
problem, therefore, people
prefer taking the subways," she
offered, so "when you've things
to take care of in the city, you're
in a sticky spot you've to get
used to the idea of cops searching
"I may not like it, but I
cooperate for security
reasons," Sherry reiterated
diplomatically with a half
smile, adding quickly, "not
that I think the bag search can
prevent anything from
Adele Cohen, NY1 and transit
union leaders paid a visit to
the Coney Island Rail Yard in
Brooklyn. the city's largest
subway storage facility, and
found some surprising gaps in
According to the reports,
there was at least one entrance
where the electronic ID system
was not working and the guard
booth in the area had been empty
for years. This allowed anyone
National Insurance Scheme is pleased to announce that employee's contribution statements for the
year 2004 are available for the employers listed below. These statements are being distributed by the
various district inspectors or can be uplifted from the Compliance Division, Brickdam (for employers
in the Georgetown district) or from the Local Office in your area (for out of town employers).
Persons whose statements have discrepancies are asked to make contact with the nearest Local
Office or the Records Department, Camp & Bent streets Georgetown.
Further, Employers who have not received statements for their employees will have same at later date,
NO. REG. NAM nVE NO. REG. *NAM E
191 14035 Sisters of Mercy 218 20975 Mohamed Fazlah Najab
192 14644 Associated Business Services 219 21353 Rex McKay
193 15235 Eddie's Taxi Service 220 23850 Luanna Fernandes
194 15572 Parkway Hotel 221 23974 Bhejanti M. Khan
195 15631 Jonathan Creavalle 222 24216 Jennifer Prahalad
196 16606 Guyana Bible College 223 24301 Fredrick Leon Griffith
197 16757 Waterloo Guest House 224 24458 Ramlall
198 16791 Church of the Ascession 225 24489. Missionary Sisters of Charity..
199 16881 Rams & Sons 226 24655 Anita P. Misir
200 17273 Shew's General Store 227 24777 Chatterpaul Seepersaud
201 17756 Carl barcelly 228 24988 Roopnauth & Routie Singh Nauth
202 18053 Hazrat Hussein 229 25019 Robert Fernandes
203 18072 Kennard Augustus Gobin 230 25136 Atlantic Cable Network
204 18076 Viceroy Shipping Ltd 231 25166 Cao Lian Xiong
205 18254 Mona Baird Bender 232 25191 Sidney F. Van Batenburg- Stafford
206 18618 Barbara Anne Massay/Oswald 233 25372 Dhanraj Sahadeo
207 18785 Lall's Auto Sales 234 25421 Alexandra Beatrice Harvey
208 18814 Karen Alisa Pilgrim 235 25490 Mignon Gail Russell
209 18821 C & V Caribbean Shipping Ltd. 236 25536 Cedric Joseph ,
210 18855 Seafretgh Transport Guyana Ltd. 237 25646 Patrick De Freitas
211 18876 Ganesh Randeholl 238 25718 Dyrock Construction
212 18918 Kenrick's Auto Sales 239 25782 Bibi Zalena Webster
213 20000 Randy's Inn 240 25852 Una Bobb
214 20057 Holy Rosary Catholic Church 241 25873 Joseph Gittens
215 20188 Ambassador US Embassy 242 25978 Parmanan Baran
216 20421 Oriental General Store 243 26404 Missionares of Charity
217 20919 Shamer & Zamela-Debedin 244-18989 Henry Jeffrey
to pass through.
Transit Union division
chair, John Simino said: "All
we have to do is walk two
blocks to the back, or even
through the shop, without
He continued: "You go
down this track track 40 -
and you're in the back of the
yard, where all the trains are
stored. And you could do
whatever mayhem you
wanted to do right back
added: "I could just break in
and walk down these tracks,
come here to the vacant
security booth with
In response, MTA
officials stated that the
railyard is currently
undergoing a major upgrade as
part of US$10M project to
tighten security at various
train yards. However, it is
taking immediate steps to fix
the problems reported by the
Regarding what to look
for in potential bombers, a
new police memo stated
that transit riders with
clenched fits, someone
nervously feeling under or
patting down his or her
clothes, or someone who
reeks of too much cologne
or perfume though not
particularly odd by New
York standards could be a
terrorist about to strike.
The police stated that in past
attacks, suicide bombers have
used explosives that require them
to maintain pressure on hand-
held triggering devices until
detonation, hence, the clenched
Regarding the patting
down of clothing, police said
that that was observed from
reports about the behaviour of
one of the London suicide
bombers who was patting
down his clothing before he
The excessive use of
cologne could be a sign of
someone trying to mask the
scent of explosives, stated the
The memo also noted that
bombers could give
themselves away by
mumbling or chanting" or by
"wearing clothes that are
unsuitable for the time of
year" such as a coat during
Do mIt "M
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Ministry of Public Works and
Communications hereby wishes to inform the
general public, the residents of PARIKA-
HYDRONIE NDC and road users that
extensive Road Rehabilitation Works will
commence on August 8, 2005 in the PARIKA-
HYDRONIE area along 1,200 metres of the
Public Road commencing from the PARIKA
All vendors and persons who have occupied the
Right of way of this stretch of the West Coast
Public Road are advised to remove all
temporary and permanent structures within
fourteen (14) ays of the date of this notice.
Ministry of. Public Works and
1 ,C'omnrniicanlatU s.. .
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~, T el: 226-3243-9.225-4475 I
J I Fax: 225-0663 or
S_ come into to us at
ei T Lama Avenue
K I ~ Bel Air Park
Pe:s" h ysGeoorgaetown
Please check your ads on the first day of appearance. For queries call Pratin-a oa Tel. 226--32-43-9
Barbados.. Magnificent view,
Skitchenettes, private bathrooms,
:fully furnished, seven minutes
to'Bridgetown or beach. Single
: US$28, double US$32 nightly.
LORDS n;Ladies Hair Salon
fs.. offering Cosmetology classes
.starting August'.2, 2006. Lot 9
Bagotstown; Harbour Bridge
MIIl: Tel'. #233-5516.
:NAYELLI SCHOOL OF
COSMETOLOGY is now
offering a special 3-month
Cosmetology package, that
begins on Augusi 2,. 2005 &
finishes Ocioner 28, 2005.
A!so evening courses in
'Airbrushing, Acrylic Nails and
Barbering which begin on
.August 09, 05: Tel. 226-2124
or visit at 21'1. New Market
!Street, North Cummingsburg.
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call' Kersting's
Computer Repairs & Sales
Centre @ 227-8361/618-8283.
H'pme & Office services
'available. 24 hrs.
:.r :doing any kind of
construction work? We
'give 'free 'estimates.
'PIompt, reasonable and
'reliable service. Call 622-
K.* SANKAR offers
'Elementary, Intermediate and
!Advance Dressmaking: &
Floral Arranging courses.
Contact 8 Courbane Pk.,
Annandale, ECD. 220-9532.
SIGN up now for
Portuguese classes. Call: 226-
5174. while space is available.
BSI is offering Computer
Classes for adults. Individual
Certified Tutor. Call 227-
8143 or 624-8084.
JOIN THE PHONICS
CENTER. We teach your
child/children the art of
reading. See them develop
into good readers. Call
DOMESTIC science offer
classes in cookery and pastry -
Elementary and'Advance, 9 am.
Registration starts August 2,
,- 085. Contact: 227-7048.
.' PETER Pan Play School &
Child Care '27 Albert Street,.
Queenslown Tel. 226-2416. 16.
years experience, mature;, care
( lives, small groups. Enrol early.
IEAMikI -rs courses in
afE afi fdftiic designing,
ie dyes, adiik, tebedroom
El'egarwm, S et faNsifhg, soft
Svs. curtains. cushions, ribbon.
4A'W,--... ~;I.LEGE, 262
-'AOMAS ST., NORTH
J. "2Z5-5474, 225-2397. IBC
is registering students for its
Secondary School, Forms I IV
and upgrading of secondary
school. Also registering for
evening CXC classes for adults
(Repeetrs. Beginners & School
Leavers). Call today for more
'Nursery. School. CHRISTIAN
Principles of Education, beautiful
learning environment, caring and
committed teachers. Great Start
Early :Childhood Education
Center~ 249 Oronoque Street (1 .
Lot from South Rd.). Age 10 mths,
to 5 yrs. Great Start: Setting the
foundation for balanced.
development 'and Academic
Excellence. Call Tel. 641-0569,
or come in and.see us. Call today
andi:help' your child grow up
* great.: '
STHE Centre of Brazilian
Studies'ofthe Embassy of the
Federative. Republic of Brazil
invites the general public for the
exhibition- UNITY IN DIVERSITY
in. Recognition of. one Cultural
and Historical' Affinity with Brazil
by the Guyanese Artists Desmond
Alii Frnrcirc Ferreira Ras I va
HERBAL .medicine. Use,
"Grandma Bitters'. Top ayurvedic
medicine, kills arthritis, etc. Tel.
CENTRE OF BRAZILIAN
STUDIES of -the Brazilian
public to the showing of the.
movie. Lisbela and 'the Prisoner
(comedy with English subtitles)
on big screen. Date: Friday,
August 12, 2005. Time 19:00 -
21:00 hrs. Venue: 309 Church St.,
Q/town. Admission free. Call to
reserve a seat. Tel. # 226-2573
NOTICE. Anyone having'
knowledge of the whereabouts
PRAYER TO THE BLESSED'
VIRGIN MARY (NEVER'KNOWN
STO FAIL). Onl most beautiful of
Mt. Carmeli .fruitful vine,
spl'end'our ofl Heaven, blessed
.mother of the' son of God,
Immaculate virgin, assist me in
my necessity. 0 star of the sea,
help me .and show me where' you
a're'my Mother. Oh Holy Mary '
Mdther of,God. Queen.of'heaven*
and earth,'I humbly beseech you
from the. bottom of mny ,heart to.
Ssuccor me in the necessity (here
make request). There is none that
can withstand your power, 0 Mary
conceived without sin, pray for us
who.have recourse to thee .(3
S.times)..Holy :Mother I place this
recourse in your hands (3 times).
Say this prayer for three
consecutive days. Then you.must
. publish it, and 'it'will be granted
to you & family. S.R.
PRAYER to the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit.,Thou who make me.
see everything and show me the
DEPENDABLE WINDOWS. ONE Female. Office
We supply, install and repair al :. Assistant, with knowledge of NIS
types, of windows, shop fronts, i and PAYE Roll. Must be
entrance & sliding doors. Computer literate, must be
aquariums, showcases, roll up &." between ages 18 and 30,
automatic garage doors and: knowledge of Maths and
bathtub enclosures. Call M'arc :"' English. Apply in person with
118 Regent Road, Bourda;, written, application and 2-
Georgetown, Guyana, S.A. Tel: references to Lens, Sheriff
(592) 226-2545 or 622-9016.' ':and Fourth Streets,
~ -. Campbellville, G/town.
REPAIRS and Servicing to ampbl Gown.
any electrical appliances E'g ...VACANCIES exist in a
refrigerators,, air- cond.ii.,ners. reputable, stable, financial
washing, machines, voltage. organization, for sales
stabalisers, computer repairs; rp representatives. Applicants
software programming should be mature in age and
(Windows XP), etc. All jobs possess a minimum of 3 CXC,
done on the site with three GCE subjects or an equivalent
months limited warranty and.. qualification. Send
at very competitive rates .N application to: Unit Manager.
K. Electrical Services. Nazim 133 Church Street, South
Khan. Tel. 270-4595, 626- Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
2847. (Certified by' IAST). Telephone number 622-0307.
m ,, ,fu '5 "u"=, way to reach my, ideals, you who
Ohene Koama, Akima Mac of Lionel Augustus Lee.or any of gve the divinegift toforgive and 1 LIVE-IN Baby-sitter. WILLIAM and Sheriff
Person, Regina Torrington, his brothers, Alvin, Newton, Basil rget any wrong done to me and GN Ba L C le Streets. Phone 227-4801 or
JseT orget any wrong done to me and Goldfield Inc; Lot C Eccles, 233-5056.
JosefaTamayo & Davina Lowe. or his sister Vida, formerly of who are in all instances in my .EBD. Tel. # 2'33-2423.
The, exhibition goes. up to Georgetown, Guyana is life with me, help me to do no DOUBLE Lot in Pearl, EBD.
Wednesday, July 10, 2005 from requested to contact Paul wrong to anyone. In this short VACANCIES exist for trained'- Success Realty. 223-6524, 628-
10 am to ,6 pm., For more info Anthony Crum-Ewing, Barrister & dialogue I want.to thank you 'for and experienced teachers in all 0747.
call:the numbers 226-2573 or Solicitor of 56 Sheppard Avenue everything and,.confirm once subject areas. Call 220-0538, ESQ Rivr Aua
226-8054. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. more that I never want to be 629-5300. aESSEQUIBO River, Abouya
Tel. 416-733-929 Fax: 4 separated from you no matterBanabu or Rock Island. Phone
Tel. 416-733-9292, Fax: 416- how great the material desires c f 227-5212.
_733-9654. may be.. I want to be with you LAND in Grove 40 x 80 ft.
NOTICE. TAKE NOTICE that and my loved ones when Jesus ith new foundation & columns
HEALTH '& Fitness with a there will be publicly sold to. the comes. Amen. aythis, prayer GUARDSTe. 624-3187.
3 consecutive days without :Tel. 624-3187.
view to your dominant gland highest bidder at Georgetown stating your wish. It ,will be Requirement: 3 ACRES of land at
which controls metabolism, Magistrate's Court Yard on granted to you on theRequird day Moblissa Linden Highwaynd at-
food intake & energy out-put. Monday 8' August,* 2005 at 9 no matter how difficult. Promise Applicants must be at least G$11M. Call 613-5496.
Call 225-0691 after 17:30 hrs. am: 1. One Mitsubishi Canter No. toIpu lish theAprayer as soon as LAND FO SALE
624-1418. GEE 8842, Chassis No. 530738, your favour is granted. S.R. 3earf agoaveaecodr OLEANDR Gardens 89 ft
Horse No. 3270cc, Engine No. 35 years of ag hae a secondary OLEA R Gardes
4031-35959, Propulsion I.C. education, and be able bodied & by. 152 ft. Prce $25M.
CASTLE go-carts & Colour Blue Second Hand. educatioand be ablell
trampolnefor children parties CHOW CHO PIN QUAN. FOOD Warmers. For all have 3 years security experience. HIGH St., Robb St., Church
fairs, fun day, etc. Call 225-2598. Plaintiff -and- SANKAR CYRIL occasions. Phone 226-0170. St., Lamaha Gardens,
627-6306. aka Gunje. Defendant. Terms of FOR immediate rental. Salary: 8,4001week Versailles. Tel. 226-8148. 625-
Sale Cash. Plus 3% auction Sale Caterpillar 317' excavator. Call 1624.
LINS Duty. Sgd. Sita Ramlal, 261-5403, 618-9090. : PRIME commercial land for
Registrar, Supreme Court of L l PORTERS sale 115 ft x 31 ft, Charlotte
LOW INCOME HOMES. We Judicature. SpULHA L PORTERS Street, Bourda: Contact
build Low Income Homes for less n 'owner 226-0683 (anytime).
than $10.000 per month. Please NOTICE. Zena Barrington, LORD SHIVA Requirements: LINDEN Hihwa 10 acres
call 227-2479 or 227-2494. Secretary of 31 Peter's Hall,' East INTERNATIONAL INTER-FAITH. LINDENHighw
Bank Demerara and C.A. Daly, Trance healing. Gifted spiritual Applicants must be at least. and. Ideal poultry, general
LAR ORI Typist, of 267 Thomas and New healer. Love problems, demonic farming $3. 5M. Ederson's -
Market Streets, North possession, etc. Solved. Help 22 year of age have a secondary 226-5496.
Cummingsburg, Georgetown, cure arthritis, diabetes, pressure, GREIA 600 ACRES
PRUDENTIAL School of who are Witnesses to the.Last skin. problems, etc. 337-4082. educationand be able bodied. Goldfield with proven
Motoring. "You train to Pass". Tel. Will and Testament of BERYL _,__ deposits in Mahdia, Potaro
227-1063, 226-7874, 644-7211 Wages:$7,000.9000/week area $10M negotiable.
ENROL now at D & R STANLEY DE FREITAS, Wae $7,00 ee area $10M negotiable.
Driving School for only $12 Deceased dated 30'h January, Tel. 225-4398, 641-8754.
000. 95 Hadfield Street, Werk- 1986, and who died on the 27" SCHOOL bus in and around OPPOSITE Sand Hill,
en-Rust. Tel. 225-7267 & October, 2003 at St. Joseph Georgetown. Tel. 227-5996. It Deerara River 88 acres. Ideal
660-4216. Mercy Hospital, Georgetown, ARE you interested in a Day rested persons are ivied for large ocean going ships,
ENROL now at Shalom and she had a fixed place of Care center for your child? If you t sendtheir aplicationsindudiag general farming $15M.
Driving School. Lot 2 Croal abode at 292 Thomas Street, are, please call Tel. # 223-4736. aEderson's 226-5496.
Street, Stabroek. You could Cummingsburg, Georgetown, EXPERIENCED and trusted telephone numbers, CVand DEMERARA River: 250
also obtain an International are asked to contact Cameron matron would like to take care of acres 1800'8000'. Ideal -
Driving Permit. For more and Shepherd, Attorneys-at-law your property when you are away. tworecentreferences to: wharf, or seaport, to Essequibo
information, call 227-3869, of Lot 2 Avenue of the Republic, 226-9410. River $100 000 per acre.
622-8162. Georgetown, within two weeks SEWING services available The PersonnelfManager Ederson's 226-5496.
R.K.'S Institute-of Motoring, from the date of this publication, at Mariska's Designs. 35A
is Guyana's only recognized Sgd. CAMERON AND Arakaka Place, Bel Air Park. Tel. P.O. Box 10451 G.P. Robb St 31% August deduction only.
driving school operating since.. SHEPHERD, ATTORNEYS-AT- 617-4589, 227-0251. tW Pra d ar $9M; Lamaha
1979. We have \experience, LAW. TECHNICIANS available for Georgetown Gardens $11M; Queenstown -
vehicles and infrastructure to WTECHNICIANS available for $9M; Republic Park $4.8M; LBI
make you MASTER THE ART OF. A* appliances repairs- washers, dryers, ... .................... ............. $4.9M, Section 'K' $9M. Call
DRIVING. You and our loved microwaves, stoves, dep fryers, ONE Junior Arc Welder/ 225-2626; 231-2064/225-2709.
ones security and safety are etc. Call 622-4521,.263-0050. Mechanic. Apply:to Lot 10 DUNCAN ST. $12M,
assured. Contact us at RK.'s COMMUNICATION with .FOR all,.your construction, Meadow Bank, East Bank. 'Meadow Bank $5M, Atlantic
Institute of Motoring, 125 Regent interested persons by telephone repairs renovations, as well as Demerara. Telephone 225-b'. ardens, Ogle, Versailles, East
Road, Bdurda. Tel. 226-7541, for friendship or serious relations: masonry, varnishing plumbing and 9304 or 223-1229.' Bank'-$800 000: Tel. 226-8148
227-5072 Call CFI Telephone:Friendship painting, contact Mohamed on 223- E X P ER I E N C ED.: 625-1624.
Link- 21-579Sund to 10/6146634. .SALESGIRLS AND SALESBOYS ',LAND-situate at east of
-LIBAI Saturday, 07:00 to 21:00 h- NEED an-'employee or job? WITH MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL Windsor Forest Cricket Ground
WIE selection of Nvels, MEET your.miatch Call GEA.provides top employees with EDUCATION.APiLYIN PERSON' ..comprising an area of 2.422 of
WIDE selection of Novels, : abroad 'range:of skill'ss in a : TO-: PARASRAI DISCOUNT. an English acre. Cal1220-9677
Romangice Mystery, Horrors, the' Junior/Senior/Sin'gle multitude offields. Kindly Call STORE, 21 WAIY".R & AMERICA
Magazines, Enid Blyton, Fairy Dating Service 1,8 -80 yrs. 227-3339, or 225-9020:' STS: STABROE : BEL Air Park $51M,
regeators microwaveonfoe 6 pm, Saturday I.0.m.-...4pm. $80M.. C a Louie 225-
educational books. Free refrigerators microwave ovens, available for i chers in all 2709, 623-2591.
giveaways. Register now. Free gift package! gas stoves, etc. Freezezone subject areas a-I levels. Apply "
Juliette's Book Library 223-8237. SINGLE, independent, female Enterprises, 6 "A" Shell Road.. with written .ar ication to the TWO' transported adja-
t 60 years of age Would like to meet .Kitty. Telephone 227-0060, 616- Director of Stud:-i 11 Vryheid's' cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
single independent males 60 years 5568. Lust, Public R' d. ECD. Tel. 18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
and over for lasting friendship. M.P. CONSTRUCTION 220-6139. phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
MASSAGE Therapy alleviates (Under 60 please do not call). Tel. SERVICES. We construct Low, IBC has va --ncies for Part- and 8-10pm for details,
stressandtension.CertifiedMassage 223-8237, 9 am -6pm.Askforthe Middle & Upper Income time and Full-t e trained and GIFT: Huge double lot almost
Therapist, Uelli Verbeke. 226-2669 eretaryBuildings. Mortgage financing experienced te.. rs to work on 11 000 sq. ft. opposite our star
15-8747 can be arranged for Low & its Secondsa .Department. cricketer Ramanaresh Sarwan,
MRS. SINGH'S Massage MAGAZINE. Worldwide Pen Middle Income categories. House .Please ser handwritten with 24hrs. security in highly
Hotel and Home Service Friend. Information? Send lots are presently available at .application 'd CV to residential and gated community
available by appointment. I also stamped envelope CFI, PO Tuschen New Housing Scheme, INTERNATIOt -BUSINESS of Versailles, WBD. Price- $6995
work at my home Tel. 220-4842,-- -Box -12154- -Georgetown; .- EBE. Contact -Tel. .220-9914, o-.. ,COLEG. ,.. '- 2JrL ..i., ..- e t, 227-40401628-'
615-6665. Guyana. 641-1870. STREET, NIC/F: 225-2397. 0796.
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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7, 2005
GATED community with
(24) hours security.
Exclusively residential lots
at Pin. Versailles, West Bank
Demerara size 6 000 12
000 sq. ft., priced from
Seetaram # 264-2946/7.
1 4-BEDROOM house in
Nandy Park. 227-5500, 227-
ROOM FOR SINGLE
WORKING FEMALE-. TELE-
BY owner. Business place
in Barr St' Tel. No. 231-7903.
two and three-bedroom flats.
ALS FOR OVERSEAS
VISITORS. PHONE 225-
NEW furnished two-
bedroom ih6use US$500 per
month. Call 227-3546 or 624-
ONE ; furnished, 2-
bedroom flat in Queen St.,
Kitty. Suitable for overseas
apartment bottom flat in
Cummings Lodge for couple
or student. 222-6558.
ROOMS also 3-
includes toilet &
bathroom. Tel. 225-4673;
OFFICE & Business spaces
& houses. Meg's Realty.
Contact No. 263-6043 & 613-
apt., parking $40 000. Tel.
PRIME business area -top
and bottom flats as a whole
or separately $350,000, neg.
Flood free. Tel. 6848.
1 SPACIOUS 2-
BEDROOM APARTMENT IN
Goedverwagting. Rental $30
000. TEL. 222-4045, 222-
Cummings Lodge &
Campbellville from $25 000
$35 000 per month. Tel. 226-
8261 or 624-5082.
1 two-bedroom apartment,
top flat, fully grilled, water.
Middle Road, La Penitence.
Price $28 000 per month.
Lodge & Queenstown from -
$13 000 $18 000 per month.
Tel. 226-8261 or 624-5082.
ONE large 3-bedroom
house to rent with inside toilet/
bath. Located at Ogle. Tel.
621-9078 or 222-5448.
APTS. $60 000;
executive house US$750;
Office space US$800.
Phone Ms. Tucker #225-
NEW one-bedroom apt.
in quiet suitable for single
working girl. Price $27
000. Phone 227-5852.
PRIME business area top
and bottom flats as a whole
or separately. $350,000, neg.
Flood free. Tel. 226-6848.
KITTY/Alexander St. -
130' long/14' width. Ideal -
church, bond, salon, internet
cafe $80 000 monthly.
KITTY (1-bedroom) -
$20 000 & semi-furnished
(phone) $25 000,
Queenstown $60 000 &
Lamaha Gardens $65 000,
Industry $20 000. Call 231-
SUBRYANVILLE house to
let or for sale. 1 3-bedroom
furnished apartment, Kitty -
$80 000; 1 2-bedroom
Industry $25 000. Tel. 226-
MEET your match! Call
Dating Service 18 80 yrs.
Immediate link. Tel. No.
223-8237, Mon. Fri. -
8:30 am 6 pm, Saturday
10am 4pm. Free gift
SOUTH Park two-storey three-
bedroom furnished $80 000;
Blygezight three-bedroom house,
fully furnished, TV, Computer,
etc. US$1 200; Eccles AA- two-
bedroom bottom $40 000.
Contact 227-7627 Office, 227-
3768 Home, Cell 644-2099.
EARL'S Court Ranch type
four-bedroom concrete $16M;
Alberttown house in yard -
$5.5M; South Ruimveldt Park -
$8.5M $16.5M; Prashad Nagar
- $18M, Kitty $10M, Hutson Ville
- $7.5M, Bel Air Springs, Lamaha
Gardens, Carmichael St.,
Blygezight, Cummings Lodge
and others. Robert Realty, First
Federation Life Bldg. 227-7627
- Office, 227-3768 Home, Cell
BUSY 4-corner store, brand
new, fully equipped with 25 glass
cases, fully grilled office,
washroom, alarm system,
telephone, 24 hours business
spot. Move in today, everything
in place US$1 200 monthly
neg, Call 624-8402, 227-7677.
commercial properties -
furnished and unfurnished.
Prices ranging from $35 000 to
US$3 000. Contact Carmen
Greene's Realty. Telephone 226-
store your general merchandise
in 10 or more 40-ft. containers,
bonds $150 000 neg. monthly.
spacious active bottom business.
Ideal Chinese restaurant, any
other business $60 000 monthly.
residential 2-storey concrete
mansion, 4-luxurious bedroom,
or offices, % acre land US$1
500 monthly. Ederson's 226-
FURNISHED houses in Bel
Air Park/Lamaha Gdns./Bel Air
Gdns. & East Coast/Louisa Rowe,
etc. Sonja 225-7197, 623-2537.
flat. Bright & attractively
decorated ground-floor in quiet
residential neighbourhood. Ideal
for professional couple. Visiting
Consultant and Guyanese in
transition. Viewing by
appointment only. Telephone
218-4955 after 4:30 pm.
COURIDA Park 1-bedroom
furnished, available single -
US$200; Bel Air Gardens 4-
bedroom executive house -
US$1 500: Eccles 3-bedroom -
$35 000; B.V. 3-bedroom $30
000. N. P. FINANCIAL SERVICES.
EXECUTIVE house Earls
Ave., Subryanville. Executive
house Parika, Call 227-1995,
BEL AIR PARK fur-
nished executive house on
double lot US$1 500. # 223-
APTS. and houses
furnished and unfurnished for
short and long term. Call 226-
2372. (Central G.T. business
place @ $70 000).
SPACE to do excellent
business. Very busy area. Bond.
money transfer, school,
hardware, internet cafG ,
computer class, etc. Good
security, telephone, electricity &
generator. Call owner 226-7437.
furnished and unfurnished apts.
- US$450, US$1n 200, Werk-en-
Rust, Republic Park, Lamaha
Gdns., Subryanville. Also
business places. Call 225-8578.
HOUSE. Bel Air Park, Section
'M' apt. US$450, Prashad Nagar,
Section 'K', Kitty $65 000, 3
bedrooms. Call Louie 225-2709,
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or single
person $4 000/ $5 000 per day.
Call 231-6429, 622-5776.
situated at Grove, East Bank
Demerara, with toilet and bath. Tel.
FURNISHED ROOM DE-
CENT, SINGLE WORKING FE-
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00 -
COLONIAL-STYLED building -
(3) bedrooms upper and or lower flats,
parking .j Ieleph.:.-.n Queensl:,.'.n
L *' .-' --v
ONE lower business flat situ-
ated at Lot 1 Non Pariel. Area
A. East Coast Demerara. Ap-
ply to Jerome Fredericks 'at
3-BEDROOM top flat, fully
grilled. Available for married or
working couple only. One large
spacious concrete bond, 56 x 39,
suitable for factory, processing
plant or storage. Fully fenced.
Contact R. Bacchus 13 Mc
Doom, Public Road. Next to Post.
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/Sirigh Realty 225-1017,
GROUND floor Camp & Bent
Streets. For internet, electronics,
real estate, retain or any other
business. Contact Samad. Tel.
OFFICE space, conveniently
located at 37 Croal & Camp Sts.,
Stabroek. Price negotiable. Contact
Odessa 226-5131.226-0523, 640-
commercial properties within and
outside of Georgetown. Price $50
000 to US$3 500. Contact Lewis
Realty on tel. no. 227-2136.
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.
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, maiden room, self-contained
room with two garages. Situated in
Bel Air Park. Tel. 225-8986 or 225-
ONE large one-bedroom
apartment with phone, overhead
water, etc. at 41h Street Cummings
Lodge. Call 222-3573.ONE
Studio apartment. One semi-
furnished executive, 2-bedroom
apartment. Fully tiled and
grilled, North Ruimveldt. Upper
flat 3-bedroom apt., master room,
air conditioned, spacious living
room. Call 218-0862 or 623-
KITTY $35 000, C/VILLE -
$45 000, South Ruimveldt $50
000, Bel Air Park US$1 000,
Subryanville, Prashad Nagar,
Lamaha Gardens, Queenstown,
Bel Air Gardens, Bel Air New
Haven, KINGSTON. ECCLES
'AA', Courida Park, UNIVERSITY
GARDENS. Happy Acres. Office
flat/building, MIDDLE STREET,
Main Street, High Street, Church
Street, Brickdam, Croal Street.
Others. Mentore/Singh Realty -
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-
FOR immediate lease on
Northern Hogg Island 200 acres
of cultivated rice land along with
rice mill complete with drying
floor and dryer. Also tractor, com-
bine, bulldozer for sale. Con-
tact: 626-1506/225-2903. Se-
rious enquiries only.
BEL Air Park: Diplomatic
residence, fully secured, hot &
cold water, Satellite Dish,
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.
tAlI KUIIVCLUI. 0 -
bedroom cottage $45 000.
BEL AIR PARK: US$1 500 and
US$2 000. HAPPY ACRES: 2-
bedroom apartments US$1
000 and US$1 200.
unfurnished US$900 PLUS:
Bonds, Offices, etc. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
(top) $45 000, (phone &
parking), Ogle 3-bedroom
(upstairs) $35 000,
(parking) Kitty 3-
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 -
$32 000 (Parking), HOUSES
Meadow Brook $70 000, i
Newtown $60 000, self-
contained rooms $12 000
& $15 000. Call 231-6236.
SHADES & SHAPES -
Realtor to the Diplomatic
Society. 20 Bel Air Gardens.,
Properties, executive houses, 4-,
bedroom, two-flat house,
furnished US$2 500, Bel Air,
Park; 4-bedroom unfurnished,
Bel Air Gardens US$1 500; 4-
Subryanville US$1 200; 5-
Subryanville US$2 000; 4-
bedroom furnished, Bel Air Park
US$1 200; 5-bedroom
furnished. Prashad Negar-US$1
500; 4-bedroom furnished
Prashad Nagar US$1 200: 3-
bedroom, Courida Park; 3,
Happy Acres, furnished US$1
800; 4-bddroom unfurnished, UG
Gardens US$2 200; 4-
bedroom unfurnished. Bel Air
Springs US$2 500; 4- bedroom
fully furnished, Eccles US$2
200; 5-bedroom fully furnished,
Diamond US$2 500; 3-
bedroom fully furnished,
Queenstown US$1 500; 5-
bedroof *'; fully furnished
Queenstown US$3 500; 8-
bedroom Courida Park, Sea view
US$1 000: 4-bedroom fully
furnished Section 'K' US$2
500. Contact Tel. 226-1808, 642-
8725. Location 20 Bel Air
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.
INCOMPLETE house and
land. Best Village, West Coast
Dem. $1.3M. Call 643-8938.
opposite Ocean View Hotel.
Success Realty. 223-6524, 628-
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
CUMMINGS Lodge, 4-
bedroom. Wood/concrete -
$14M negotiable. Tel. # 613-
5735 or 263-6043.
MINI Super Market. 69
Hadfield St. & Louisa Row,
Werl-en-Rust, G/town. Call
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable.
ONE two-flat, three-
Property in Barr St., Kitty. For
more info., call 226-6013.
commercial properties. Price $9
million upwards. Contact Lewis
Realty on tel. no. 227-2136.
VARIETY Store &
Restaurant. 22 Lyng &
Evans Streets, Charlestown,
G/town. Call 227-7818, Cell
ONE front house and land,
113, 6'" Street Cummings Lodge.
Call 222-3254. No agent.
BY OWNER. Turkeyen Rd./
Railway Embankment corner 2-
storey property on double lot
(Transported). Contact Savitri.
ONE transported wooden
and concrete property measuring
22 x 50 x 8 at Lusignan, ECD.
Call Indra on 220-0046 or 613-
HUGE 2-storey building in
Duncan St. with large land space
for another property. Suitable for
business and residence $29M
Situated at 59 Robb Street,
Lacytown (between Alexander
and Bourda Streets)
NEWTOWN, Kitty front
back concrete & wooden 4-
bedroom, all modern
conveniences $9M. Ederson's -
1 BUNGALOW, 2-flat
concrete house concrete fence,
grilled gate, 1 year old. Owner
leaving country. Agriculture
Road, Mon Repos, ECD. Tel.
CUMMINGS Lodge $12M,
Industry $8.5M, Blygezight -
$11M & $20M on double lot,
Duncan St. $12M, Meadow Bank
$5M, Broad St. $7.5M,
Leopold St. $5.5M, Kitty -
$7.5M, Triumph $8.5M,
Subryanville, Eccles. Tel. 226-
DUNCAN St. $28M, B.V. -
$10M. LAND: AA Eccles $6.5M,
Sheriff St. $15M, Eccles $8M -
$25M. Many more. N. P.
FINANCIAL SERVICES. 223-
vacant new concrete building,
6-bedroon with tubs, Jacuzzi,
park -$16M. Ederson's 226-
VARIETY Store &
Restaurant. 22 Lyng and Evan
Sts., Charlestown, G/town. Call
227-7818. Cell 610-5606.
TURKEYEN near Caricom -
vacant 2-storey concrete &
wooden 5-bedroom property.
Land 50'/100' $11.2M neg.
URGENTLY needed -
Commercial & residential
buildings for sale/rent. Prashad
Nagar, Atlantic Gardens, Happy
Acres, Queenstown. Ederson s -
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, 623-7742.
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
ECCLES residential AA -
Residential vacant 2-storey
concrete, 6-bedroom, 4-toilet/
bath mansion. Land 5 000 sq. ft.
$22M negotiable. Ederson s -
QUEENSTOWN 2-storey, 5-
bedroom. 2 A/Cs, 2 toilets &
baths, bottom sitting, dining,
kitchen, 3-car parking $16M.
CANAL No. 1 Polder new
2-storey, 4-bedroom concrete
building on 15 acres of land with
bearing citrus other fruit trees -
$14M. Ederson's 226-5496.
new 2-storey concrete mansion,
over looking Atlantic, roof garden,
swimming pool, Sunday big lime
$35M. Ederson's 226-5496.
GARDEN OF EDEN 7 Y2
acres cultivated land, 4-bedroom
residence, workers house -
$13.5M. Ederson's 226-5496.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens
new 2-storey concrete/wooden
3-bedroom mansion, fully grilled,
garage $8M neg. Ederson's -
property, land road to river.
Ideal large ships, active beer/
food restaurant $12.5M neg.
Overseas/Local Investors. Invest
wisely, buy today new 33
luxurious suite hotel. Ederson's
Road concrete 2-storey, 4-
luxurious bedroom, building
28'/60', land 43'/180' $25M.
FRIENDSHIP Riverside 4
house lots, 2-storey building,
chicken farm with all equipment
- $15M. Ederson's 226-5496.
vacant 3-storey building. Ideal
luxurious suite, insurance,
doctors', clinic. Inspection
anytime. Ederson's 226-5496.
NEW Market St. 2-storey
property. Ideal for 3-storey
hospital, pharmacy, restaurant,
from rod' to ally $17.5M.
S SECTION 'K' $16M,
Quamina St. $9M, HighSt.,
Kingston- $100M, Bel Air -
$2,0M. Call Louie 225-
FOR Sale or rental at
corner of D'Urban St. & Louisa
Row, upper flat 4-bedroom,
bottom, flat. Suitable for any
type of business. Tel. 226-5053.
ONE six-bedroom 2-storey
property. Situated at 211 De
Souza St., B/hope (corner lot).
Price $5.7M negotiable.
Contact 231-7387, 628-3294,
residential property at 56 Section
D Cumberland, East Canje -
phone, electricity, etc. Price neg.
Tel. 628-5264, 339-2678.
Gardens: vacant new 2-storey
mansion, fully grilled, garage -
$8M neg. Ederson's 226-
POPULAR Video Club in
very busy area in New
Amsterdam. Terms of Sale &
Occupancy can be negotiated.
Call 333-2990 or after hours -
bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2
kitchens. Suits 2 families.
Property investor. Land 48' x
141', worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
HAPPY ACRES: New,
modern elegant 4-bedroom
home, 2 living rooms, play
room, lock up garage, lots of
space for entertainment. Priced
to sell at $31M (negotiable).
SUBRYANVILLE: Nice 3-
bedroom $30M. PLUS many
large prime sites on Main,
Middle, Camp, Church Streets.
Call 226-7128, 615-6124.
BRAND NEW executive four-
bedroom house $25M, Bel
Air Park $23.5M, Prashad
Nagar $16M, Oleander
Gardens $50M, MIDDLE
STREET $65M, Robb
Street, Croal Street,
Others Mentore/Singh Realty
- 225-1017, 623-6136.
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
225-2709 or Ms Landry.E-
m a i I
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house,
South Ruimveldt Gardens .
Contact Ronald on 662-5033 or
Samantha on 624-1370. No
reasonable offer refused.
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
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24- SUNDAY CHRONICLE, August 7,2005
HOUSE on Eccles 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.
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.
FOR SALE BY OWNER -
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.
REALTY, LOT 204 E %
BOURDA FOR THE BEST
DEALS 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. ALL PRICES ARE
From $25 000 and
upwards. Guaranteed to
satisfy your needs.
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, BGrove $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, Leguan $4M,
Annandale $3.5M, Bartica,
East Coast $12M, new,
Executive $26M, Berbice -
$25M, Bel Air Gardens $45M,
nice. Keyhomes 223-4267.
LAMAHA GARDENS -
$22ML Prashad Nagar
$15M; Queenstown $20M;
Eccles.'$19M; Meadow Brook
Garden $9M; Happy Acres -
25M. Call 223-1582 or 612-
EARTH for sale. Delivery
to spot. Tel. 618-5192.
ONE. upright no frost
freezerTe. Tel233-2521, 623-
GERMAN Shepherd pups.
Vaccinated. Call Marc 227-
1. LARGE second-hand
Frigidaire fridge $60 000.
KEEP offices open via
blackout, ,new manual
typewriter. Tel. 225-4937.
1 25 Yamaha engine,
new model. 1 8 Johnson
engine. Call 268-2244.
DIESEL water pumps -
2 and 3 inch, brand new
from UK. Call 261-5403 for
STOVE, TV, BBO grill,
arrangement. Tel. 225-8986,
PUPPIES for sale.
Dachshund & Tibetians
mixed. 2 months old,
vaccinated. Call 231-5865.
TWO five-dish and one
four-dish ploughs and one
trail harrow. Ideal for rice
work. Tel. # 623-0957..
ONE 4-cylinder Bedford
portable welding plan, D.C.
Key start. Tel. # 265-4217.
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-3113
paint. All colours. Telephone
# 220-1014. Lot 6A Courbane
DOBERMAN pup, Doberman
mixed with Rottweiler, 2 years old.
1 VENTURE Brand Imported
Pool-table. Excellent condition.
MED. GRL Freezer, large
fridge, stove. All need minor
repairs. Contact Rudy 226-
EARTH for sale. Delivery
to spot. Excavating, grading
and leveling of land. Contact
1 66 gin. hot water
heater, school desks & chairs.
1 shampoo sink, writing
desk. Tel. 223-7909, 223-
48 FT. wooden boat with
8000-lb ice box. 48 Hp Yamaha
engine 1600-lb of rigged seine.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas,
also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Mon. to
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner, CD
Walkmans, car stereo and
DVD Player. Contact 225-
PUP for sale mother and
father, short and fluffy. Vaccinated
and dewormed. Pup also fluffy.
1 PURE Bred, Pit bull pup
vaccinated female. Bargain
price. 222-5331, 612-7198.
MANY Enlightening books.
Call Leonard on Tel. 225-0691
after 17:30 hrs or 624-1418. Help
is closer than you think.
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
226-7973. Going reasonable.
SPARE parts (original) for
washing machines and clothes
dryers. Call Sheena on telephone
numbers 227-0928 or 641-2026.
1 QUINCY Compressor (Industrial
motor). New. 1 Husky 7-PeakHP
8.0 gallon, 2-stage compressor.
2 BEDROFD Trucks, Dump,
for sale. (1) 30-ton and 1 20-ton.
In good working condition. 228-
Park, etc. Sonja- 225-7197, 623-
SEADOO Jet Ski with trailer,
needs engine other wise,'good
condition $150 000 cash. Call
LAP Top computers, digital
cameras, projectors, DVD
recorders, keyboards, guitars, flat
screen, etc. Tel. # 226-6432, 623-
PUPPIES for sale. Rottweiler
and German Shepherd, mixed,
vaccinated. Contact Doctor McLean.
Tel. 226-3592, 227-0116, 223-0754.
(females), 4 months old,
vaccinated and dewormed. Tel.
223-5034, 226-7846 daily.
BANGA Mary-boat. 40 ft.
long, 48 Hp Yamaha, 400 Ibs
seine with stove & life jackets, 10
months old $1.2M neg: Tel.
1 4-CYLINDER Perkins
engine. 1.000 4 series almost
brand new. Already bedded for a
6" land dredge. Tel. # 229-6677,
4-HEAD moulder, 1 surface,
3 routers, 2 sharpeners, 1 band
saw, 3 cross cut saws, 2 spindle
moulders, 1 circle saw sharpener,
1 broom studs maker, 1 wood
lathe. Tel. 270-6460, 644-0150.
ONE 25 ft. cabin cruiser
fiberglass boat. Consists of
captain's cabin and recreation
space at back. Slightly damaged.
Sold as it is without trailer, engine,
steering and remote. Boat only -
$175 000 neg. Trailer, engine,
steering and remote sold
separately. Call 624-8402, 227-
LAND Rover Defender Petrol
engine (in vehicle) $120 000
neg. AT 150 Carina body perfect
complete $50 000, Generators,
welders (Motor only) $60 000,
$85 000, $70 000. Tel. 619-6863,
6 WEEKS Pure bred German
Shepherd pups. fully vaccinated.
Call within the hours 8 am and 4
pm. 227-4849 after 4:30 pm-
269-0101 or cell # 660-6403.
2 NEW flat screen TVs $75
000 each, neg. 1 stainless steel
bar-b-que grill (big) $100 000
neg. Owner leaving country. Tel.
:."tE AulOm,:,. t:,-n,,,-.3 Ear I.:.
rebore engine blocks. Compressor
unit. 2- cylinder engine. Engines for
Leyland Daff, parts. Cheap. Tel. 330-
DVD/CD Player, Double Auto
Reverse tape deck and one
pair speakers box 12-inch
speakers, compression horn,
Blask King tweeters. Almost
brand new. 622-0267, 629-
HOLLOW Blocks. 3 inches
@ $47 each, 4-inches @ $52
each, 6 inches @$80 each.
Also spindle, vent and design
blocks. Free delivery. Tel. 614-
7651.Ask for Naro, Good Hope,
CUMMINS 6 CTA 230 Hp
diesel engine with twin disc pto
on bed, ood general condition
- $1.25M. 4H ft. steel pontoon
EX 12" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5M.
located Middle Mazaruni. Call
STALLS for sale or rent three in
a row, prime business spot. Price
negotiable. Contact Sharon's
Boutique, Stabroek Market. Tel.
ONE 150 HP & one 250 HP
Yamaha Outboard engines. Price
$700.000 & $1,200,000. Also parts
for 150 HP & 250 HP. Call 629-
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.
1 FLOOR model PLASTIC
SEALING machine, 1 PORTABLE
ELECTRIC air compressor in
excellent condition. Tel: 222-
Frigidaire 110VAC 60Hz. Price
- $95 000 (neg.). Also washing
machine parts and clothes
dryer parts. Telephone 227-
CARTRONICS Import &
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-
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./
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.
CAUSTIC SODA 55 Ib $3
600; Alum 55 Ib $4 000, Soda Ash
100 lb $8 000, Sulphuric Acid 45
gal $45 000, Granular Chlorine,
Chlorine gas. Phone 227-4857 (8
am 4 pm) Mon. to Fri.
SKY Universal, authorised
dealer for the best offer in Phillips
digital dish. View up to 125 chan-
nels including Pay Per View
channels and also Direct TV.
Contact: Gray on Tel. 227-
6397/227-1151 (0), 616-9563.
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
POULTRY FARMS Garden
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
SUCCESS REALTY 223-6524/
THE Love Shop, 16 High &
Broad Streets, Georgetown. Tel.
223-7956, 623-9676, 226-1619.
For' pleasure & adventure
movies, new original books, adult
novelties & personal aids, toys,
gifts, also necessary gadgets
needed for bridal showers,
bachelor parties, videos, body oil,
massage oil, wedding gifts &
ONE Computer Operating
System: WINDOWS XP
PROFESSIONAL. 40 GH Hard
Drive, 735 MHz, CD Rewritable
Drive, CD Drive, Diskette Drive,
15" Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse,
Workstation,. MSP56 MR
MODEM, INTERNET READY,
MEMORY 386. Price $90 000.
TELEPHONE NO. 231-6314.
ASK FOR QUINCY/NATASHA.
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.
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 226-
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 Jelt. Tel. # 771-4187,
GO Cart. Tel. 220-1574,
21 BEDFORD MODEL
M TRUCK. TEL: 455-2303.
TWO big reconditioned Ford
Tractors. Tel. # 623-0957.
1 TK BEDFORD truck,
330.Tel. 220-3864. Cell 643-
ONE AE 91 Corolla. Price
$475 000 neg. Tel. 611-6773,
1 NISSAN CARAVAN E 24,
EXCELLENT CONDITION. TEL. #
MASSEY Ferguson 290.
Excellent condition. Call 269-
TOYOTA Hiace minibus 15
seats $1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
1 DOUBLE Axle foden
container truck with trailer.
Contact 621-2671, 222-2797,
1 TOYOTA Tundra (white).
Going cheap. Suzuki Vitara, 4-
door. Call 227-5500, 227-
1 AT 170 CARINA and 1 ET
176 Carina Wagon, stick gear.
Call Jeffery 622-8350.
ONE AT 170 Carina. Fully
powered in excellent
condition. Tel. # 256-3750 and
ONE Mazda Miata Convertible
car, 1992 Model. Good condition.
Tel. 225-8986, 225-1206.
1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
diesel) -- 13 sweater, manual
4.1 million. Please contact
TOYOTA Camry SV 32 in'
immaculate condition. Price
$1.4M neg. Tel. 227-1451, Cell:..
4-WD RANGE Rover Land
Rover with alloy rims & Sony CD
player. Priced to go. # 621-7445.
GX 90 TOYOTA and Nissan
Bluebird, GG series. Tel. 233-
5998 or 233-5133.
1 MF 399 TRACTOR.
Reasonably priced. Tel. 232-
1 SILVER Toyota Ipsum SUV,
7-seater PHH series. Contact 220-
1 AE 81 COROLLA. Perfect
working condition. Contact 218-
1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina
(excellent condition). Call 268-
2244. Road Master.
RZ MINIBUS in excellent.
condition. Success Realty. 223-
AT 192 TOYOTA Carina -
fully powered mags, clean, clean-
car. 98 Sheriff St., C/ville. 223-
1 RZ minibus. Excellent
condition, music, spider, etc. -
$1.3M. Contact Bharat -220-
1 TOYOTA Corona AT 176
Wagon. Automatic, excellent.
condition. Price $775 000..
TOYOTA Corona AT 170,
Toyota Carina AT 170, Toyota
Corolla AE 91. Contact City Taxi -
1 TOYOTA SP 150 Corona,
PDD series $400 000 neg. Call
Nexus 612-7198 or Mr. Barrow
ALL types of used vehicles
in excellent working condition.
Call Nexus 612-7198.
YAMAHA Virago 750cc. Just'
off wharf never registered, needs.
servicing. Sold as is $200 000..
Call 227-7677, 624-8402.
ACURA Legend. Fully
loaded, leather interior, Lexani
rims, CD Changer. Tel. # 226-
6432, 623-2477, 227-0269.
TOYOTA RAV- 4, two-door,
stick gear, excellent condition,
PFF model, low mileage. Call
TOYOTA MK II. Excellent
condition. Alarm, fully powered,
mag rims, power windows, etc.
Tel. 220-2366, 629-8166.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
brought in brand new). Gear,:
ull powered, A/C, mags.
(right hand drive), (4-cylinder
engine). Price $2.3M (like
new). Contact Rocky # 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf (PHH
series), like new. Automatic, fully'.
powered, A/C, mags, alarm, low"
mileage. Price $2.4M (cash)
Contact'Rocky # 225-1400 or
621-5902. (CD Player).
1 TOYOTA Sera (2-door
sports), PHH series. Automatic,,
fully powered, A/C, chrome mag
rims, CD Player. Price $1.2M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or
SUZUKI Samurai. Left hand.
drive, new Suzuki Samurai
windshields. 226-7613, 614'-
1 TOYOTA Extra Cab (Diesel-
engine) 4 x 4. Automatic. Price.
- $3.3M. 1 GMC (Chevrolet) Extra
cab (4 x 4). Price $4M. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-5902.
ONE AE 100 Corolla Wagon.
In excellent condition PHH,
series. Call Narine. Phone -227-
ONE Mitsubishi Galant.
Automatic, fully powered with
mag rims and in good condition.
Tel. 233-2521, 623-5127.
ONE AT 150 TOYOTA Carina
- stick gear, in excellent
condition. Price $500 000 neg,
Phone # 611-0006.
MUST be sold 1 B11
Datsun Nissan Wagon. Driving,
sold as it is. Price $175 000.
Tel. 621-0004, 625-6821.
13 Y AUTOMATIC bus.
Excellent condition $400 000
neg. Tel. David 225-1103, 231-
3690, 612-4477, 643-6909.
ONE Toyota Corolla AE
81 in mint condition $725
000 neg. Tel. 220-4103, 618-
SV 30 TOYOTA Camry.
Immaculate condition, DVD,
alarm, mag rims, PGG series.
Tel. 660-3033, 623-8038.
AA 60 CARINA in
excellent condition. Price -
$450 000 neg. Contact
Michael or Lloyd. Tel. 618-
7025 or 610-3141.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition. Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
GREIA Toyota Tacoma.
Excellent condition, added
features. Price $3.5M negotiable.
Tel. 225-4398, 641-8754.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in ex-
cellent working condition,
needs body work, tape deck, AC
etc. Tel. 617-4063/225-0236.
ONE TT 131 CORONA in
good condition mag rims, stick
gear, tape deck. Tel: 626-6837
after hours # 220-4316.
TOYOTA Levin AE 101
4AGE engine, 2-door, fully
powered, 15" mags, clean car.
98 Sheriff St., C/ville. 223-9687.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel drive,
PCC series. Price $500 000
neg. Call 226-2833 or 233-
1 EFI RZ minibus, good
music, magrims, seats covered
over, BGG series. Asking $775
000 neg. Cell 609-0642,
1 CBR 600 F3 (Fishtail). Fire
flare graphics. Excellent
condition. Owner leaving. No
reasonable offer refused. Tel.
1 TOYOTA Carina car in
good working condition, Model
AA 60. Contact Phone number
- 225-4160 from 4 pm, 227-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3 doors,
good condition, CD/Tape player,
bubble tray, dual air bag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
(1) TOYOTA Corona car, AT
150, automatic. Excellent
condition, recently sprayed over,
power window. Contact Mohan
1 TOYOTA Corona, Super
Salon, ST 190 with magrims,
automatic. Fully loaded, green,
woman driven, 2000cc. Contact
1 -DUMP truck, 1 -watertender
and 330 Timber Jack Skidder all
are in good working condition. For
more information Contact: 264-
1 AT 150 TOYOTA Carina -
excellent condition, new engine.
Contact 227-5488 '(0), 8 am to
5:30 pm. 220-8561 (after hrs.). -
1 TOYOTA Corolla KE 70.
Working condition. Terms can be
arranged. Contact Shameela
Khan, 621-2472, 611-3887.
1 NISSAN Stanzy, PCC
1101. In good working condition.
Price $220 000 neg. Tel. 629-
0634. Must be sold.
4 X 4 ISUZU Trooper -
excellent engine, body & interiors,
very good running condition. B.O.
32" Philips TV, PIP, 1350W.
Coleman generator, 230 Amps,
Clarke Arc Welder, 30 Yamaha O.B.
engine. Call 228-2525.
NISSAN Laurel Model C33.
Fully loaded (PW PM PS) -
(with $100 000 music system).
Price $700 0 000neg. Call
1 TOYOTA Land Cruiser
(1998.year) Late PHH series,
manual, diesel engine, (4x4),
excellent condition $4.2M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400,
WE buy on the spot at good
price. No Agent Please. Any of
these car used. 212, AT 192, ST
190, AT 170, AE 91. Just call
618-9665 or 614-3958.
NEW Corolla AE 100 PJJ,
$400 000 down payment. New.
AT 192 PJJ $1.5M, Sprinter,
AE 100 $1.1M, RZ bus $1.2M,
Carina AT 170 $850 000. Call
SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 7,2005
1 TOYOTA Corona AT 170. RECONDITIONED Lancer
Full light automatic, well-kept, CK 11, Toyota Corolla AE 100,
woman driven, Excellent Toyota Sprinter AE 100, Toyota
condition. A/C, mags, music, Corolla AE 110, USED Nissan
one owner, never in hire, truck $800 000, Canter truck -
original paint, fully loaded. $875 000, Nissan Laurel $900
Must see. Good bank buy- $975 000, Corolla Station Wagon -
000. Call 618-9665 or 614- $925 000, Nissan Cifero $900
3958. .000, Honda Civic $1 100 000.
Shivraj Auto Sales, 236 David
1 HONDA Vigor Street, Kitty. 227-2962 or 226-
(executive) type car, low 0621.
condition, automatic, fully SAAB 900 Turbo, PJJ
powered, A/C, mag rims, 5237 registered 2 months
alarm, (Right hand drive), ago. Fully powered, automatic.
Price $1.2M. Contact Rocky Excellent condition, 1 owner
-# 225-1400 or 621-5902. $795 000 neg. Call 624-8402,
225-2503.TOYOTA Mark II GX-
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6 90. Automatic, 54 000 Km,
4 x 4). Price $1.6M. original. Just off wharf, fully
Excellent condition, loaded. $2.6 million. Will
Automatic, fully powered, CD register. Call 624-8402, 227-
Player, crash bar, mag rims, 7677, 225-2503.
roof rack, etc. Contact Rocky
# 225-1400 or 621-5902. ANITA Auto Sales Lot 43
Croal & Alexander Sts., 628-
1 AE 110 Toyota Corolla 2833, 227-8550. Toyota Carina,
(Immaculate condition). Corona AT 190, AT 192, AT 170,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C, AA 60, Toyota Corolla Sprinter
mag rims, (PHH series). Price AE 110, AE 100, AE 81, Toyota
$1 350 000. Contact Rocky # Hi Ace, RZ 3Y, 9-seater, Honda
225-1400 or 621-5902. AST01, Toyota Camry, Mitsubishi
1 TOYOTA RZ (BHH series), Galant, Lancer, Toyota Hilux 4 x
EFI Long base. Manual, mag 4 enclose & open tray, Datsun
rims, music set, excellent Pick Up 2 x 4.
condition. Price $1.5M. ONE Nissan 720 pick up long
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or tray along with spare engine.
621-5902. Mint condition. Privately used -
1 NISSAN Double cab Pick $625 000 ne'g. One Toyota
Up (4x4) 4-door, manual, mag Corona station wagon ET 176 -
rims, excellent working 5-door, power steering, front
condition. Price $850 000. wheel drive, 12 valve engine, AC,
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or adjustable seats, 5-seater fold
621-5902. down back seat, mag rims, disc
brakes, PHH series. Privately
1 EP 82 TOYOTA (GT- used, female driven. Good for
TURBO) Advance Starlet. taxi service or personal family
Manual, fully powered, A/C, use. Excellent condition -
mag rims, (PHH series). $800 000. Owner leaving.
Immaculate condition. Price 621-4928.
$1.2M. (Low mileage). Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621- DEAL-OF-THE-WEEK:
5902. TOYOTA HILUX LN 170
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra EXTRA CAB. FULY LOADED,
cab. (GJJ series) automatic, OITINED, POWER
chrome mag rims, A/C, CD CONDITIONED, P OWSE
Player. Bed Liner, crystal light, STEERING, POWER WINDOWS,
side bars, immaculate TURBO TIMER, 16 INCHES
condition. Price $2.8M. ALLOY WHEELS, ETC.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or FINANCING AVAILABLE. DEO
621-5902. MARAJ AUTO SALES. 207
SHERIFF & SIXTH STREETS,
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona. CAMPBELLVILLE. 226-4939.
Automatic, fully powered, mag CREDIT AVAILABLE 1
rims. Price $900 000. Contact Four-runner $2.4 million;
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621- 1 Toyota IRZ, mags, music,
5902. etc. $875 000; 1 600 XT
Scramble (brand new
MERCEDES Benz 190E condition) US$3 500; 1 AT
2.6 V6 automatic power 192 fully loaded, PHH
window, locks, sunroof, CD series, mags, spoiler, music,
Player. Good sound system, air-conditioned $1.3
fully flair kit, mag wheel, air- million neg.; 1 AT 170
conditioned (very nice) $2.1 Carina $675 000; 1 G-
million neg. 227-7677, 624- Touring Wagon -$1.1
8402. million; 1 KE 74 Corolla
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 back-wheel drive, Wagon -
(immaculate condition) 3-door. $475 000; 1 AA 60 Carina,
Automatic, fully powered, A/C, clean car $375 000; 1 AT 170
chrome mag rims, CD Player, Corona, PGG series,
roof rack, crash & side bars; low automatic, air-conditioner, CD
mileage. Price $2.4M. Player, mags, never worked
Contact Rocky # 225-1400 or hire before $875 000; 1
621-5902. Mercedes Benz, top notch -
$1.5 million. Contact Mr. Khan,
1 EP 82 TOYOTA Starlet 28 'BB' Eccles, New Housing
(GT Turbo) Low mileage. Scheme, EBD. Tel. 233-2336,
Manual, fully powered, A/C, 623-9972, 617-8944.
mag rims, (PGG series).
Immaculate condition. Price NOW AVAILABLE NEW
$975 000. Contact Rocky # SHIPMENT RECONDITIONED
225-1400 or 621-5902. VEHICLES. CARS: Toyota
Carina AT 192, Starlet Glanza
1 SV 30 TOYOTA Camry Turbo EP 91, Toyota Sprinter AE
(Private). Immaculate 110, Mitsubishi Galant EA 1A,
condition, automatic, fully Toyota Cynos Convertible,
powered, A/C, mag rims, CD Toyota Cynos Sports Coupe EL
Player, LCD (DVD) & alarm, 52. PICKUPS: (4WD), Toyota
hardly used. Price $1 400 000. Hilux LN 170 Extra cab (fully
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or loaded) Toyota Hilux LN 100
621-5902. (Diesel) Short Base, Hilux YN
100 (gasoline) -Toyota Hilux LN
NEW Corolla AE 100, PJJ 106 (diesel Long Base.
series $400 000 down TRUCKS: Mitsubishi Canter 2
payment. Sprinter AE 100 tons open tray. Full after sales
$1.1M, New Carina AT 192, PJJ service and financing available.
series $1.5M, AT 170 $850 DEO MARAJ AUTO SALES, 207
000. Call 231-6236. SHERIFF AND SIXTH STREETS,
CAMPBELLVILLE. 226-4939. A
E24 NISSAN Caravan NAME AND A SERVICE YOU CAN
minibus, BHH 5519. Good TRUST.
condition. Tel. #s 274-0563,
274-0609, 624-3614. 109 SV40CAMRY -$2200000;
PublicRoadFriendship/Buxton, 212 Carina 1 year old stick gear
ECD. (Opposite pCemetery). $1 650 000 and $1 750 000; AT
oppositee cemetery 192 Carina $1 350 000 and $1
AT 192 CARINA, AE 100 250 000; AE 100 Corolla $1
Corolla & 110 Sprinter, G-Touring 200 000; AE 110 Sprinter and
Wagon, EP 82 Starlet, Toyota Corolla $1 350 000, AT 170
extra cab Pick Up & 4-door Carina; EFI (2) $850 000 each;
Toyota Land Cruiser, Grand AE 91, Corolla EFI $625 000;
Vitara (2000). Amar 227-2834, AT 150 Carina $475 000; AT
621-6037. 150 Corona $550 000, FB 12
Sunny EFI $475 000; FB 12
NISSAN Caravan Bus, 15- Sunny $375 000; AE 81 Corolla
seater, size, power steering, $450 000. Contact David 169
automatic, air-conditioned ever Lamaha St., Newtown, Kitty. Wee
-register, will register -at noeeeset-.--4a. .-4 alt~.G4.4b-Jel,22-- ..
to buyer. Cash $1.6 million. 1103, 231-3690, 612-4477, 623-
Perfect for family. Call 624- 6909. All prices are neg. Credit
8402, 227-7677, 225-2503. can be arranged.
I ANED I
NOW IN STOCK. loyota SALES Clerk and Porters, LIVE in staff to do semi
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110, Apply with written application at clerical work from out of town.
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 Hamson's General Store at 116 Application: Personal Manager,
& ESI, Toyota.Hilux Extra Regent Road, Bourda. Lot D Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park,
Cab LN 172, LN 170, RZN Georgetown. Call # 225-9404 or
174, Toyota Hilux Double URGENTLY. One person to 225-4492.
Cab YN 107, LN 107, LN identify and sell outboard motor
165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN parts. Very good rates. For more MAJOR Trading Company
169, Toyota Hilux Single info, tel. 227-1830. seeks Office Assistants. Minimum
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux qualification CXC Maths and
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN ONE ARC AND ACETYLENE English, Grade 111, Computer
185, Mitsubishi Canter FE WELDER. MUST KNOW GRILL knowledge desired but not
638E, FE6387EV, Toyota WORK. CONTACT: 21 BROAD compulsory. Application:
Carina -AT 192, AT 212, Toyota STREET, CHARLESTOWN. TEL: Personal Manager, Lot D Lama
Marino AE 100, Toyota Vista 225-2835. Avenue, Bel Air Park,
AZV 50, Honda CRV RO1, Georgetown. Call # 225-9404 or
Toyota RAV 4, ZCA 26, ACA 21, DRIVER with valid Lorry 225-4492.
SXA 11, Toyota Mark IPSUM Licence. Send application with
SXM 15, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100, 2 recommendations to: The SALESGIRL, kitchen
Lancer CK 2A,'Toyota Corona Manager, Keishar's, 5 Camp & staff, live-in girl from
Premio AT 210, Toyota Hiace Hadfield Sts., G/town. country area. Nazeema Deli
Diesel KZH11, Mitsubishi 318 East St., N/C/ Burg. 226-
Diesel KZH110, Mitsubishi CARPENTERS to do 9654/618-2902.
Cadia Lancer SC2A, Toyota C to do 9654/618-2902.
Corolla G-Touring Wagon AE general maintenance work. Must 1 EXPERIENCED Purl and
100. Contact Rose Ramdehol have own tools. Apply to 68 Robb Roti maker. Must have valid Food
Auto Sales, 226 South Rd., St., Guyana Variety Store (Nut Handler's Certificate. Call
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel. 226- Centre). between 2 and 3 pm, Mon. -
8953, 226-1973, 227-3185, Fax. ONE live-in Domestic to do Friday on 223-2261.
227-3185. We give you the best general housework. No washing, SALESGIRLS, boys and
cause you deserve the best. no cooking. Salary $20 000 Porters. Apply Avinash,
monthly. 68 Robb St., Lacytown, Ravina's, Water Street, Anand's,
Guyana Variety Store. Avishkar, Athina's, Regent Street.
Call 226-3361, 227-7829.
ONE Taxi Driiver. Tel. 222- EXOTIC Stretch Limousine
3267. Company is looking for an NEW/MODERN HOUSES,
experienced driver to drive flats, apartments. All
1 LIVE-in Maid. 16 stretch limo. Salary + amenities well-secured.
Public Road, Kitty commission. Apply in person to Residential locations.
EXPERIENCED hire car 68 Robb Street, Lacytown. Tel. Foreign clientele US$500
Drivers. Call Jeffrey 622- 227-7677. $3 000 monty. ONRn
8350. SECURITY Guards with BARROW'S REALTY.
ATTRACTIVE Waitress. clean employment record. Send ONE DISC JOCKEY (DJ) TO
Contact Baby. Lot 1 B Shell Rd. application and 2 WORK AT XENON HOTEL,
HOMES WANTED! $$$$. recommendations to: The CHARITY, ESSEQUIBO COAST.
KEYHOMES # 223-4267. Manager, Keishar's, 5 Camp & ACCOMMODATION WOULD BE
1 LIVE-IN DOMESTIC, 40-50 Hadfield Sts., G/town. PROVIDED.APPLY 16 MUDLOT,
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ONE live-in Maid, from Craig & Middleton Sts.,
country area. Phone 226-0170. Campbellville, G/town. Tel. #.
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ONE Taxi Driver. Contact Z. Cummingsburg, Georgetown. -
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School, Lot 2 D'Edward
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Call 333-2457, 337-
house at Whim,
US$40 000. Phone: 220-
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Price $20 million,
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Price $3.9 million
negotiable. Contact Liz -
t-227-8366. ay.,-j e ,
MANAGER to work at
Hotel Purple Heart
Restaurant & Bar, Charity,
Essequibo Coast. Must
have experience. Call 615-
1972 or 642-8015.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and
hairstyles, etc. Also chairs to
rent. Please contact. Tel. 223-
5252 or 628-3415.
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as far as Mahaicony to work
in G/town. Transportation
available. Also 20 Guards
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& West Bank, to work those
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Insurance. Contact The
Recruitor, RK's Security
Services, 125 Regent Road,
SALESMEN and Drivers.
A growing company -is
seeking highly motivated
individuals to fill the
Applicants must be at least
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three (3) years experience in
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Cummingsbur g ,
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26 SunDAY CHOUNICLE August 7, U2005
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DEMERARA Distillers Lim-
ited has injected $230 000 into
the C & Lower class, the
S main racein the Kennard's
Memorial Turf Club Emanci-
pation one-day horse racing
meet which will take place on
Sunday August 21, at their
race track which is located in
Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne,
SOriginally the event was ex-
pected to be a two-day affair.
However, since the Rising Sun
Turf Club will be running off a
one-day racing meet next Sun-
day at their turf club the direc-
tors thought it advisable to run
off a one-day meeting instead.
Along with the prizes and
trophies for the eight races that
are carded for the day, the cham-
Spion jockey will receive a tro-
phy donated by the Trophy
rs" Stall of Bourda Market and $20
000 donated by Gerald
Beeharilall Attorney-at-Law of
Richmond Hill, Queens, New
The champion trainer will
receive a trophy donated by
Engraving and Trophy World of
The C & Lower race, that
of eight furlongs will see the
first-place winner receive $125
000, while second-placer will
collect $60 000, third $30 000
and fourth $15 000.
The winning horse in the six
furlongs F & Lower class, an-
other big race, will receive $110
000, while second-placer will
collect $45 000, third $27 000
cand fourth $14 000.
Also carded for the day will
be the seven-furlong three-year-
* olds race, with the winner cop-
ping an even $100 000, second-
placer $50 000, third $25 000
and fourth $12 500.
The two-year-olds race, an-
other crowd-pleasing event, will
also be contested on the tracks,
with the horses competing for
the first place prize of $100
The day's event gallops off
with the seven furlongs G &
Lower $80 000 first place race,
followed by a $65 000 winner's
prize in the K & L race.
The two other races sched-
uled for the day will be the I &
J seven-furlong race in which
the winning horse will receive
$70 000 and the final race of the
day, the H & Lower six-furlong
race with first place takings of
According to a release from
the club entries close on Mon-
day, August 15, 2005 with the
secretary at the club's office at
Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne,
Owners can also have their
horse entered. through
Inshanally Habibula at #624-
9213, Michael Simms 220-
5963, or 613-1647, or Justice
Kennard at the Police Com-
plaints Authority 39 Brickdam
(Land Court Building) Tel#:
226-1399, 225-4818 or 623-
It was also disclosed that at
the event the club will be pre-
senting former jockey Kenneth
Ramnauth with a plaque.
Along with DDL, otherspon-
sors of the race include Metro,
Jumbo Jet, Auto Sales, Interna-
tional Pharmaceutical Agency,
Toolsie Persaud Ltd, BK Inter-
national Inc, Mohamed's Enter-
prise, Lens, Muneshwars Ltd,
Kharaj & Co., Didco Trading
Company and Torginol Paint
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.. just ber.je of the im-
passe and the feeling be-
tween the parties."
Ha nes. who recently
called on the WICB to put
its contract \ith Digicel he-
fore an arbitrator to deter-
mine whether it conflicts
with player rghis. said he
will he puning his energy
towards improving cncket
in his native Barbados. "It
would be a little difficult for
me to be nvolhed in WIPA
at this moment when there
is so much work that needs
to be done here m Barba-
dos," he said.
Haynes was chosen as
a WICB director following
elections of the BCA board
of management th1at ';ii be
headed b) ne\ president
Tony Mlarshall Nlarshall
and Haynes were elected as
WICB directors ahead of
Joel Garner and replaced
former BCA pre-sdent
Stephen AUe\ne and third
Broomes. who w~ere ineli-
gible for re-election after
being unseated on the BCA
The Bat .,iar's Nation
said Marshall polled 149
votes, Haynes 142 and
Garner 98 in the race to
pick two WICB directors.
Haynes is president of
the Carlton Club and chair-
man of the National Sports
Council in Barbados. Along
with Gordon Greenidge, he
was part of the most sic-
cesstul opening partnership-
in the history of West
In 116 Tests between
1978 and 1994, Haynes
scored 7 487 runs (avg.
42.29) with 18 centuries.
He also appeared in
238 ODIs, scoring 8 648
xrns with 17 tons (avg.
4 ibbea. 'ric 3 ) 7, ), .
In memory of my dear
brother DH.-%N P, U L
aka BABOO of 166
, Who passed.away on '
, May 15, 2002.
May yCu ref in peace in Lord Krishna's Garden.
%PRO* -- ,
Mo -T-^ Jta,*
in cherished memory of a loving
husband, dutiful father, helpful
friend, dedicated policeman CPL
NIRANJAN BINDA who passed
away on August 7,2004
Dad your sudden passing was a tremendous shock to those who
Gone is the husband and father we loved so dear .
S-<- -- ~ Gone is the voice we loved to hear -
o: --LDad we miss your smiles, your jokes, advice ..
These will remain with us forever
Sadly missed by his wife Carol, children Paul::
and Annie, close relatives qR Jfriends.
___ i peace
In lo ing nemiory of
S our dear son. r s
and n e p h e .
A N H 0() N v
.JA I R A N a / k
LEON %ho passed
on August 6.
Tree of life
Each leaf muLIst fall
SThe gieeri, the gold, the gealt, the small w
Each one in God'. e He'll -
_- IIne He'll call
-" With perfect love, He gathers all
For everything there is a season
And a time for every matter under heaven
And all that remains is in a memory too beautiful
Sadly missed by his mother Yvonne Jairam,
brothers Edward & Richard Jairam,
grandmothers and grandfather, aunts &
uncle of Canada, father Soda of Guyana.
# IN MEMORIAL
In lov ing nmemiory of
S nin mother MRS. .'
4 MAMAS. SANKAR
o f '7 P a r e n ti a
H/S c leme, who
passed away on
Mom the I asb has broken yet the scent of the roses still
There will alwysb a memory that each of us hold dearly :.
S' in our hearts
As each dac of our lives there is a part mrssing irm us.,,
Even though you can't be here to wipe the tears off our
::; ': faces i :
We know jou re in a better place, free from all pain"' :
S-low Vyou can fly like a dove
And enjoy your heavenly rein
Inserted Iy her loving daughter Devi Sitaram (who .
resides in the USA), son-in-law Joseph, grandsons*
STerry, Su il and Sudesh, grand-in-laws and great 4
I grands. _.,s
departed this life on
August 5, 1994.
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"The B'J/ i an i,'intIminit I 1 /I,
tlizii ,t or i" rl/thcrii'2 God'.s
purpi.^', !'", .\e hi.s nill \lMJ ii<
laken birth in ,ordeh'r t': p'ur IiUhm it ,,,: ?
1i aMendml i that'i.'. H-i% ,'uil I .lu '
his birth. Good conduct, adoration of God
must be the main key to the lifJe of man. It is the way of living the 11 llrous
path that would linger in the memory of others after you depart. .
i ":' I.-''t
Sweet memories of our beloved we cherish eve;y day
He enriched our lives in every way
Our hearts still ache in sadn.y
And secret tears still flow
1 )II /1M % L S 1 . i I' M IL
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I,, rh 0/1L u~a'L I Iw '.h
b'I 1/1 ~ i /1C ;'wi i hci
, .\la /I r,, .h/ni II // an , I,'i'' I; il tot In, I, vn ,: . ,1L
Sadly missed by his dear wife Indranie Sharma, daughter
Mitlesh Sharma, son Pt. Rudra Sharma, daughter-in-law
5 Kamini Sharma, grandson Ayush Sharma, sisters, brothers,
brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, other
relatives, god children, devotees and friends.
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I IT was in 1995 in the S.N.
Singh 40 overs competition
when a team from Essequibo
last defeated a Berbice team
in a national first division
providers" On that occasion, North
providers" Essequibo upset Albion in an
exciting match played at the
world famous Georgetown.
__ Cricket Club ground at Bourda.
Ten years later, Bourda is
S again the venue and it's the same
b national 40 overs competition
but under a new sponsor, when
Parika-Salem of East Bank
Essequibo will clash today with
-R Ko Hall Town Courts
(RHTC) of Berbice IL the 2005
Neal and Massy final.
Being the underdogs as
was the case with North
S. Essequibo, Parika-Salem will
Sbe hoping to emulate their
fellow Essequibians by
creating another major upset
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S their work cut our against a
Rose Hall Town team that is
brimming with confidence.
S. Easily, the most impressive
limited overs first division
S cricket team in Guyana for the
S past year or so. Rose Hall
Town Courts are highly
favoured to lift their second na-
tional first division title within
twelve months, following their
success in the 2004 Baron
Foods National knockout 50-
Boasting a lineup that
consists of seven players with
either (Guana m.' -19
S senior inter-county experi-
enccc.- 'ie Beri;,ciains have
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0 Mo. 4AN
his brother Michael, Renrick
Batson, Khemraj Mahadeo,
Royston Crandon and veterans
Neil Williams and Michael Trim
could very well find the
Bourda track to their liking and
pose lots of headache for the
Without the services of fast
bowler Esaun Crandon and all-
rounderAssad Fudadin, because
of overseas commitments, Rose
Hall Town Courts, as they have
done for most of the competi-
tion, are expected to have a
bowling attack made up prima-
rily of spinners.
Left-arm spinners Suraj
Paltoo, Ravi Narine and Damien
Vantull, together with the off-
spin of P'rcival, Williams,
Mahadeo and Royston CrSldQn
will again be entrusted with the
responsibility of doing the trick
with the ball.
On the other hand,
Parika-Salem, the Essequibo
Zone champions who drew
the bye to the final, will be
no easy pushovers, despite
the fact that not much is
known about them. But with
the likes of Essequibo inter-
county batsmen Yougestair
Bachan and Dhaniram
Lalaram, and all-rounders
Quentin Foster and Mark.
Brathwaite along with Insan
Ali, Gavin Jessimy, Sohan
Salick, Brian Hobert and
T'rrv Seepersaud, they are
capable of surprising the Rose
Hall Town bowlers.
Their bowling will be led by
leg-spinner Damanie David in
the absence of fast bowler Ryan
Hercules, who is in St Vincent
with the Guyana Under-19
team. Support is expected to
coming from medium pacer
Emmanuel Nedd. Kenworth
Smith. Seepersaud and
Play starts at 10:00 h.
Teams: Rose Hall Town
Courts: Neil Williams (capt.).
Andre Percival. Renrick Batson.
Delbert Hicks. Kheniraj
Mahadeo. Michael Trim.
Terrence Roberts, Royston
Crandon. Ravi Narine. Suraj
Paltoo. Danmien Vantull. Jason
Sinclair, Michael Hlicks and
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Big boost for Southern
Caribbean Rugby Championships
DONATION: Guyanese Canadian Bernard Couchman
symbolically hands over training jerseys to GRFU
president Kit Nascimento.
COMMUNICATION boost: GRFU vice-president Noel Adonis
(left) receives the cellular telephones from Wireless Con-
nections' Kurt Lewis.
FLYING home: BWIA's Carlton Defour (right) presents the
return tickets to Kevin McKenzie (left) and Bernard
GUYANA'S administration of
the Southern Caribbean
Rugby Championships and
Rugby World Cup qualifying
series, received a boost, Fri-
day, with the loan of five cel-
At a press conference at
Olympic House, Queenstown,
Georgetown, the Guyana
Rugby Football Union (GRFU)
was presented with the phones
by Wireless Connections, which
donated one other as a prize for
EDFA competition continues
today with a double-header
THE East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) competi-
tion continues today at the BV ground with a double-header.
Homesters, BV/Triumph entertain Melanie, in the feature
match from 16:00 h. In the curtain raiser Plaisance play Ann's
Grove from 14:00 h.
Tomorrow the competition is expected to continue at
the Victoria ground.
Women's rugby demo
game at Carib/GT &
Rugby tourney today
THE Guyana Rugby Football inion iGRFUi. %who uill be
hosting the Southern Caribbean Rugby World Cup 2007
Qualifying Tournament with the opening ceremony) begin-
ning at 12:55 h today at the National Park rugb3 ground.
will be featuring a %Women's Sevens Rugby exhibition game
at 15:35 h.
The GRFlU launched Women's rugby this year and 44
women are current in training in anticipation that Gu.ana
would be entering a National Women's Sesens Rub-s team
in the North American & West Indies Rugb\ .-\ i. ijiiimn
INAWIRA. Se\ens Championships to be held Nio.ember
Thtrt, players have been called to participate in that match
- 15 each on a President's 15 and a Senior Vice-President', 15
Representing the Pre-ident's side will be- Tharesa Tomres.
Amanda Arjoon. Carrin Carter, Sharvoyre Pearson, Odessa
AlIes. Grace Jan I'. Emnma Jarvi. Shennelza Arthur. Nicole
Nero. Lc\ena Pov.lett. Laurel Anderon. Le'.::n Mla.hev *
Marnsa Clarke. Nicholele NorilleandAndrea Lashle\
Playing for the opposition %%ill be: Bibi Lewis.. Ad)ash
Arjoon. Sireina Joasroo. Deshawn Josiah. Tricia La Rose.
Collette Hose. Tricia Monroe. Mfarcia Jan is, Fiona ard.
Doniel Roberts. Alfica Hazel. Bona Critchlou. Sheminls
Maluise. Sabola Gar3 and lickeisha Foste.
the fund-raising raffle.
Regional carrier BWIA also
handed over tickets to overseas-
based players, Guyanese-Cana-
dian Bernard Couchman and
Trinidad & Tobago resident
Kevin McKenzie. The airline
brought in the players.
Couchman, born in Linden,
migrated and began first division
rugby. According to technical di-
rector Noel Adonis, he is really
a solid player as fly half or full
back and very knowledgeable.
Couchman also donated
some training jerseys acquired
through his sponsors, for the
team during the champion-
The GRFLi '., e in formnia
iiin on the fenml.e' prog.rjaninle
alii .-. n ,' A .ir .t 111,' plJ eC
Ii, n loi'ibaill anlJJ hadketball
Anr e\hibiion Miich \. ill be
't-aed during the break beto een
the iv. o championship amenie
on the upening da\. tomorro\i.
at the National P.; k
Gu anria and Barhado' clash
in the opening game fromni 14 111
h after the opening ierenion\ aiI
13 110 hi. .ith a march pa:st ot
iThe e\hibmun Women'" Se'. -
ens game i. ll te be fore the en-
counter between Tnnidad & To-
bago and St Lucia from' It I i h
There %ill be j niandator)
i\,.o-daJ rest then play contin-
ues ne. .i .eekk \\edne.d:s. %itih
Barbidds nmelring flinidad &
Tobago in the lirsi niatclh front
14 i)ll h and Gu\ana td.in; '...n
St Lucia in the sec,-nd from
After the mandalor; rest
days. Saturday is the final
pla) da % hen Barbados come
up against St Lucia in the
first game. and Gu\anr clash
uith Trinidad & Tobago in
the closing game.
Guyana Under-16 team
departs for England
4 SQUiAD of fourteen Lin-
der-16 cricketers. It o
managers and a coach will
depart Gu)ana toda3 head-
ing for England %%here
the; "ill engage their En-
glish counterparts in si\
games and on their return
\ill take on the Nightiu-
gale Sports Club of
Trinidad in a night game
on the Island.
ihe tiur mianijci I, Keith
Bookei. v hle- the [c.im nia.ta'ir
i [.in .iilin and ithe coach
The 14 pla ers set to
travel are: Stephen Lalcha.
Leon %%illiams. Eugene
LaFleur. Johnathan Foo,
Keino Gravesande. Dennis
Legai. Denmer Greases. Leon
Scott, Jeetendra Sookldeo,
Totaram Bisliun. Ros Karran.
Oyono Sampson. NoR ,- -ne
Fredericks and Oilon
President's Cup triple-header at GFC
THERE will be intense ri-
salr3 at the Georgetow n Foot-
ball Club iGFCi ground,
Bourda. today when the
battle for quarter-final
honours unfolds with a
triple-header in the
Georgetown Football League
iGFLi President's Cup.
-t 20-1'0 h in the feature
game. Frula Conquerors \ ill
nuich skills \hith Pouderowen
Pnor t,:, that Alpha United \'.ill
tackle UIitiugix at 18 00 h
The operinr elincounter pis
GDCF .'gl- \ iirnctlr. Kinimc
I,,il I ih in i he (Geoige ?'.- 1.
FJI C( :'.t i ilr". .
Be l..ri : ii c ,hco 'in.ipci '. i-
.-U-pel', de,.] ,. liC e6l,:1. ,I.m' I.
Football Federation iGFFi. due
to registration trregularirie'. ithe
West Denieiara' teams
IPoudero.en and 'Uitrlugti had
numphed b\ 4-1- margins over
their city counterparts at the
GDF had lost 0-2 to BV/
Triumph. and \ith the.Kings
coming in as a replacement.
these will seek to eniulate their
se uinD \ia n.
\With Ihe Georgelo\t n teams
pli.Ing 1a htonie much \ cal
tuipponri anticipated. and the
.ai,3on is expected to be eCeling.
;IIc.-c thle ic pcctl'e innerei
SIll n e a step closer iii the
LcO'. ectd -. Jneri pnze oCf $1M.
Spearheading Fruta's attack
wiJI be Anthony Aso' Abranms
and Ke'in Grnmes. bbullitedd b
midfielders Clifford Jones and
Lester Peters Supporting tihe
defence will be Neville Stanton
and Walter Moore while cul,.i-
dian Lerone Ba.le;, uill Ji diuo-
ties between the uprinhti
Poudeioyen's line-Lip con-
s'ists-ol: Zevon Atkinson. Ike
Garraway. Clement Bro,.nc.
Lawrence Batriniton, CaI in
Johlunon and gcaulkeepet ,Mai ii
Former ndiional c-a..hi
Mervyn W\\ilon .h o i- ir
chargee of Alphat Ultiedi ..- (-
ined l th t lj ', uuthlul -.h .ai I
liae beer iithi l., i c.. n2 r1z : h -
dausn mature in training es,^
sons, and are confidently of.
.emerging \ ctorious He "14'
Joroking foi ward to outtiri.dlng''
performances front the attack-:.,
iing trio of Sherwin \ uiiient.'
.Qutnc Mladramnuitoi.:-, nd'-
Wendell St Hill. Uiiluti', re-.'
.sponse consists of Or\ille
Bobb. Shermin Lanferman .indg'
Lerone Jacobs. ;
The Go\ ernment oif ,Gu .in,
and Counrtney Benn C-n .iuc.i'li
tion Company are the .i.ii
-.ponsors ciinur buun, .4;1 ..nd,'
$2h' respc,:tlel\. I
Play in the connm ti;totif '
continues tn Tuesdai a' :hq
same venue iith a doiauble"'
RESIE T'S CP K.. COMP T
TUESD Y, Time e,'nue t
August 9, 18:00 hrs Beacon vs Santos GFC
u'9 AA I, . f .. .. TI. L . I IE__-_r-
0 0:02 b rs (am ptown vs Thoma d
Leon Johnson slams
unbeaten 200 against
Barbados Page 30
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DOUBLE centurion Leon Johnson heads back for the
pavilion at the Stubbs ground after his superb innings
against Barbados yesterday. His unbeaten 200 was
witnessed by West Indies Convenor of electors Joey
Carew. (Cleton Burnett photo).
Haynes resigns as WIPA Secretary
... now a director of WICB ,=-
DESMOND Hlanes has resigned as seerelary of Ihe W\est Indies Players' Associirion I\1PA)
-to join the board of directors of the \\ ICB
The former opening b;lumnuJn. u ho juined \W P\ as secretary) in larch, cued a; pr)enunal con-
flict of inme st and sounded call for \\PA president Dinanath R:mananne to pull hinmNelf ouI i.
the comentious contact negotiations in the interest of "heA.hng".
Haynes told the Barbades Nation that he pur forward reconmmendatioiis o Rnamnanne in an
effort to help end a long-standing unpasse \ ith the \ICB.
-Judging frorn the meetings I've had with \VIPA and the WICB. there is a need for a lot of
healing Ive made some suggestions to M\PA that I feel we should start changing the personnel
who will be negotiating." Hai nes said
"I don't think the president of \WPA, should be doing any sort of negotiating at the time
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MAN AND WARISHI:
Many communities in the areas bordering the proposed Shell Beach
Protected Area cultivate traditional crops (e.g. cassava) and kitchen
gardens are typically cultivated by women for vegetable production.
Other crops include sweet potatoes, yams, eddoes, pumpkin,
peppers, papaws. peanuts, and beans. Many farmers who are i
interested to diversify into non-traditional crops (e.g. citrus, coconut).
This photo is of a farmer in Kamwatta returning from the field with his
One of the Sonia Noel designs showcased last
Sunday (Pictures by Quacy Sampson)
Sunday Chronicle July 31, 20.05
W ELL, I have surely enjoyed writing
these lessons for a better life over
the past few weeks. This column,
which I write for you every week, has not been
just for your benefit. They have really helped
me to learn to recognize the difference
between achieving important goals and
ruining your life and the life of your loved ones
by pushing yourself beyond your limits.
I have learned to tune into my feelings and:
I now understand when I have gone too far.
Sometimes its important when you are feeling.
stretched just to stop and ask yourself 'How
important is this?' If you're not feeling good.
does it really matter if the floor is dirty? So
you aren't looking-your best, does this have
to ruin your day?
Take a reality check. Why does your life
have to stay on hold until you are the perfect
.weight; have the perfect qualifications; have
the perfect relationship or live in the perfect
house? Sometimes the risk of change feels
so challenging that we will come up with
anything to delay it. Just check that you aren't
doing this and let go of the need to control
LOVE AND VALUE YOURSELF
Deep down we are all excessively self-critical, even the
-seemingly most confident people have a well-developed 'inner
ncrLn'. The inner critic is that part of each of us which nags
away and is never satisfied with our performance. You can easily
recognize its voice: it is the one that tells you off all the time;
ne er good enough/clever enough/thin enough/educated enough
to. do or be anything of note in this world. It is important to
understand that the inner critic will never be content because
its work is never over its job is to keep on criticising and so it
Always keep us on the hook.
DEAL WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC:
Accept that the inner critic will go on nagging at you.
Learn to recognize the voice of your inner critic. As soon as
you start to feel low, listen to what you are saying to yourself.
Are these negative things really true or is this the voice of your
Visualise your inner critic resting in a deckchair, drink in
hand, feet up in some exotic location. In other words, send your
inner critic on holiday, keep him/her happy and he/she will stop
telling you off.
Work on your inner critic and soon you won't be continually
bringing yourself down. You are an incredible and multi-talented
Lesson to learn: Love and value yourself, be your own
best friend; this relationship will last forever.
DE-CLUTTER YOUR LIFE
The only way to approach this is easily, slowly and
methodically. Go from room to room and write down the
specific areas that need clearing. Whatever you do don't allow
yourself to become overwhelmed by it all so that you give up
before you start. Plan your de-junking campaign realistically;
do one small job at a time and then cross it off your list.
USE IT OR LOSE IT.
This isn't as drastic as it sounds because there really are
three 'use it' categories: the useful, the beautiful and the
sentimental. Collect some cardboard boxes and begin! As you
evaluate each article, ask yourself these questions.
Is it beautiful?
Is it useful?
Does it have sentimental value?
The first two are easy to decide, but watch this last one.
Are you sure you absolutely can't live without this item or is
this nostalgic streak the very one that is creating the clutter
problems? Be ruthless and decisive or you will never get to lose
anything. And don't sabotage yourself by tackling too much at
once so that you bury yourself in stuff and end up just throwing
it all back into new piles.
Once you have cleared an area, stop, rest and then do
something more another day. Gradually you will fill boxes for
the rubbish dump or for recycling and maybe for the charity
shop. Pass things on to people who will appreciate them and
Lesson to learn: As you begin to create new space around
you your self-respect will reach dizzying heights.
NEVER EVERY GIVE UP
When your life is hard and difficulties seem to appear
whichever way you turn it is natural to feel dejected. When we
are in the midst of a trauma we will not feel inclined to take
helpful advice on how to feel better. At this stage, we really
need to experience the power of our feelings of sadness, grief,
anger, rage, hurt, shame or whatever other strong emotion we
However, the good news is that this immediate painful stage
will pass. Everything changes, including our emotions. Remember
that this is true and wait for that moment when your deep
negativity begins to change. You might have been feeling very
low for some time and then, one day, you sense a seed of hope.
Lesson to learn: The darkest hour is truly just before the
dawn. Believe in the goodness of the universe and know that
you can and will feel hopeful again.
BE YOUR BEST
You are amazing! This is the truth about you, so go out
there and tell it, feel it, and live it. The woman/man who smiles
back at you from the mirror knows her/his true worth and
expresses it in every moment of her/his life.
Take a look at your grandmother for example. Love her for
her grit and determination and her resilience in the face of some
time. o\ eri-helming odds. Admire her style and grace when the
chips are down and she is negotiating her future. Respect her
fle.xbility and create ny as she hurdles her challenges. Comfort
her when she is down and marvel at the way she rises up and
bounces back yet again! No you can't keep a good woman
jdon9. She is always moving onwards and upwards in pursuit
of her dreams.
You have the energy and willpower to push towards your
goals and this senseof direction and purpose will make you
feel like a winner every time. What more can you ever do than
to have a go and do your best? And when things don't always
turn out the way you had hoped, you are safe and secure in
the knowledge that you gave it your best shot. This is what is
meant by a winning mentality.
Let nothing grind you down.
Let no one diminish you.
Believe in yourself and know that you are here to do
And get out-there and do them!
Lesson to learn: Touch others with your boundless
optimism; positive energy is the greatest gift you can share with
Sunday 6n iroiel&Jufy- 431 05
EWOOVDSIDE'i S "
EVENTS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS .
By Linda Rutherford
LOWED walls or
must still be quivering
with energy after the
awakening of a few
Saturday ago when the
teamed up with talented
soprano, Ms. Kendra
Hollingsworth, to pay
tribute in song to its
conductor of more than
30 years, Mr. Billy
To this day, two weeks af-
ter the sold-out event, people
are still talking about
Hollingsworth's and Woodside's
David Dewar's riveting perfor-
the 5S B.trlho.,_iiu ie '- Epirt,-
p.il Churih in Biooklin \herc
hit Jioler-iri-l .,', oycel n. I"'
,:'r'.nll. choir dirccior. t pair-
ticipate in their production of
Smitten no doubt by her
virtuosity, he demanded rather
than asked, according to her,
that she make herself available
to perform with the Woodside
Choir here in Guyana.
"You will sing with us in
Guyana with the Woodside
Choir," was how he approached
her, she told the Sunday
Chronicle shortly after/her ar-
rival here on her birthday, July
14, for the concert which was
held on Saturday July 23.
The recital, which was
titled 'High and Lifted Up', be-
gan relatively tamely with a
choral rendition of Bach's 'Old
One Hundredth'; followed by
clI:!.e in o'nJd >f1 HI-'llin'h.nI orlh *.
.i ICl' c i home- Ior the concert
and t- jied \ ith Ihe choir as a
,'ue- conductor and occa%_ionail
The mantle was then
passed to Ms. Lynette Cunha,
one of the group's two assis-
tant conductors, who guided it
through the next two items
on the programme, namely
'Like A River', and 'Gospel
Then it was Lady Holly's
turn, as Hollingsworth is known
throughout the length and
breadth of Tri-State New York,
to take the floor, which she did
with her now familiar verve and
aplomb, choosing as her contri-
bution to the event two popu-
lar spirituals, 'You Can Tell the
World' and 'He's Got the Whole
World in His Hands', both ar-
ranged by the acclaimed Black
Iu o-iinic Griann V l' d ,'. in-
ner. Jl k .,lone,
Both the ic nI ilni. 'C, L 'ul
b\ the '\,oo'dide Ch'ir jnd
conducted by the evening's
Guest of Honour, who, when
called upon to do the 'Appre-
ciation', would recall briefly his
early years with the choir.
Things would become de-
cidedly hotter towards to the
end of the programme, at which
point one saw the versatility
and charisma for which
Hollingsworth is renowned
coming to the fore, as she en-
gaged the audience in a spirited
rendition of a selection of con-
DAVID Dewar (left) and Kendra Hollingsworth doing 'Porgy
and Bess'. (Pictures by Delano Williams)
York City Department of Edu-
cation, this kind of response
"tells me that the people in
Guyana are hungry for music
knowledge; [that] they want to
improve; and [that] they're re-
ally looking for professional
people to help them to grow
and get better."
Asked about the signifi-
cance of having such a work-
shop, Hunte said:
"Voice production is an im-
(the larynx or voice box); and
their resonators (the cavity
through which sound is pro-
It was also intended, even
though time was against them,
to introduce the basic compo-
nents of good voice production.
Noting that it was only when
one is able to control one's
breathing that singing can be ef-
fective, she was quick to point
out, however, that this was not
A section of the massive turnout at the concert.
JOCELYN HUNTE, left, makes a point on the opening day of the workshop, which ran from
July 24 26.
mance of 'Bess, You is My
Woman Now', a touching love
duet from Gershwin's Porgy
It was, regrettably, the only
piece the pair would do to-
gether that evening, she melding
her timeless mezzo soprano
with its awesome depth and
range, with his rich baritone to
bring to life the story.
The two first met in New
York back in December 2003
when the latter was invited by
Phil McHugh's 'God and God
Alone', which provided a mu-
sical backdrop as Chairperson
Ms. Yvonne Mbozi bade the
audience 'Welcome'; Benjamin
Harlan's 'I Will Rejoice' and
Bruce Trinkley's more familiar
'Wade in the Water', all under
the able baton of the youthful
Ms. Joycelyn Hunte. A former
'Woodside' member and accom-
panist, Hunte, who now lives
and works in the US and is a
American composer, the late
By the time she was done,
the audience was so energised
that before you knew it, many
could be heard humming along,
albeit under their breaths, when-
ever a familiar piece was being
rendered, like Henry Mancini's
perennial 'Moon River' which
is always a delight and an all-
time favourite, and 'The Impos-
sible Dream' made popular by
The curtains finally came
down with a catchy little num-
ber titled, 'I've Got A Testi-
mony', the rendering of which
members of the audience, much
to their delight, were again in-
vited to join in, which they did
~vith phenomenal gusto.
SMeanwhile, a three-day
workshop on choral music
hosted by 'Woodside' at Bish-
ops' High School and run by
Hunte and Hollingsworth, was re-
i portedly a tremendous success,
with registrants on the first day
numbering in excess of 100.
According to Hunte, who
has a Master's in Music Edu-
cation and works with the New
' Is 1 11
portant part of singing. Every
good singer should learn how to
breathe properly. The main
thrust of this workshop is to
get people in tuned with their
actuators (lungs); their vibrators
to say that persons who don't
breathe well don't make good
Among other topics that
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y life has been
filled with its
lenge in the past year.
In August, 2004 I had a
life-changing diving ac-
cident that left me pa-
ralysed from my chest
down. I was a 31-year-
old, married, father of
two, a successful chef,
and a modern man of
After my accident, it was
unclear what I would be able to
do. The doctors made no prom-
ises, but I was told my injury
is incomplete, meaning there's a
chance to regain more move-
I spent 115 days away
from home, mostly learning to
do simple things like feed my-
.self, bathe, and sit up. While.I
was away, the community ral-
lied in support. There were
fundraisers to renovate my
house for me and my wheel-
chair. Friends, family, and com-
plete strangers donated money,
time, prayers, and words of
Every day I looked forward
to coming home; I spoke to my
wife every evening, and she vis-
ited almost every weekend. It
was rocky, but I thought we
would make it. I thought we
were soul mates and would
grow old together. I guess no
one knows what they would do
if their spouse became perma-
nently handicapped. How do
you know if you're not in the
I heard many stories of
people who had successful ca-
reers, marriages, and families af-
ter a spinal cord injury. I was
especially positive in the begin-
ning, when I had the support of
therapists and specialists.
My positive attitude faded
when I came home. I was frus-
trated with things I used to be
able to do. There was a "friend"
who stayed at my house several
months helping my wife. I was
home only two weeks when
they became intimate. The
Monday after New Year's she
said she wanted to move out. I
thought I could share her, but
she moved down the street with
moved into my house t
How do I move on? I be
have a lot to offer. I u
think we would be togeti
ever; now I'm craving cc
ionship, intimacy, and sc
to be close to.
R yan, some peop
love is a dec
proves that is not true
is a deep emotional c<
A decision involves
eration of factors and str
When you buy a car, yo
sider price, colour, and
When you are in love, yo
a deep connection to the
of another person. Lov
more a decision than s;
grief, fear, or anger.
You felt you wer
mates. Your soul is still
yet she left. When we hi
ries about people who
together through tragedy
to be martyrs but becau
couldn't.imagine life w
the person they love, it
the measure of what love
ised to Like everyone else with a
her for- recent separation pending di-
ompan- vorce, you feel bad, but you
)meone can't order up love the way you
can order up a cheeseburger at
a fast food joint.
RYAN To receive the kind of love
you desire, you have to be the
pie say kind of person who can give the
vision, kind of love and respect you de-
sire. You have to be a person of
ience value, a person who meets life's
. Love demands head-on. You have to
onnec- be a person living the kind of life
which would attract another
consid- person of value.
ategies. If you're a sad- sack, you
ou con- guarantee failure in your objec-
d style, tive. If you meet the tasks re-
ou have quired of you every day to live
essence life to the fullest, you have the
e is no opportunity for love to find
adness, you. That's the magic of love.
You cannot order it up, but you
e soul can live a life which attracts it.
intact, We never know where our
ear sto- opportunities will come from.
stayed An event last August may give
y not you in reality what you thought
.se they you had in imagination: a true
without soul mate.
eis. WAYNE & TAMARA
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Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005 Page V
STUDIES have confirmed my experience
that although bad breath is a very common
problem, most people are embarrassed to
seek dental assistance specifically for that. Now
bad breath has plagued mankind for many
centuries according to records from old
civilisations. Indeed the New York Times health
columnist Jane E. Brody has written that she
receives more questions about bad breath called
halitosis, than any other medical problem. But
ironically the problem of bad breath is not
difficult to solve.
Probably the most significant aspect of halitosis is the
fact that you cannot really tell that you have got it. This
is the time when you have to depend on the honesty and
kindness of friends to let you know if your breath is highly
scented because we are all immune to our own breath.
What if you are on your way to an important meeting and
you simply must know if your breath will precede you
through the door?
It is reported that the ancient Greek used mouth rinse
to conquer breath, white wine, anise seed and myrrh. The
Italians used sage, cinnamon, juniper seeds, root of cy-
press, rosemary leaves. Today, the mouthwash industry
is worth trillions although it may surprise many to learn
that mouth rinses cannot cure bad breath.
The mouth rinses on the market in a general
sense is nothing more than flavoured alcohol with a
bit of antiseptic. In fact, all that most of them do is
to serve as a temporary agent which freshens the
breath for a few hours by killing many of the obnox-
ious bacteria in the mouth.
As a dental student we had to study a textbook en-
titled, 'The Seventy-seven Causes of Bad Breath'. Obvi-
ously, curing bad breath depends on what is causing it.
In 85 per cent of the cases, it is due to something in the
mouth. Most often halitosis is the result of nothing more
serious than a dirty mouth. Plaque, the nearly invisible
film of bacteria that is constantly forming in your mouth
is often responsible. Tooth decay by itself does not smell
bad. It is the food trapped in the cavities and crevices
which becomes putrid by the colonies of bacteria that can
in turn produce foul smelling gases, is what give rise to
There is a standard way that a dentist treats bad
breath. He or she first seeks to eliminate all the unusual
areas where the food remnants and bacteria accumulate.
These include badly decayed teeth (stumps), cavities, tar-
tar, gingival pockets (derived from gum disease), chipped
teeth, faulty fixed dentures, leaking fillings and gold caps,
extrinsic stains (nicotine deposits), soft tissue infections
The Dentist Advises
(gum abscesses) and plaque.
Next, the dentist educates the patient about oral health
which includes strict adherence to the practice of oral hy-
giene (brushing, flossing, dietary intake etc), accompanied
by regular dental checkups.
While this is undoubtedly the best way to treat the
most common form of bad breath, victims may want to
try a few methods to control the situation.
The key is to keep your mouth clean. Thorough
brushing and flossing is a good start. Remember to brush
your tongue as well as your gums. A dry mouth
contributes to a smelly mouth. Good examples of this are
the characteristic morning breath and halitosis due to
fever, nervousness or menstruation. Try chewing
sugarless gum or sucking sugarless mints to stimulate
salivary flow. Wash the mouth out vigorously after each
meal. Plain soapy water is the cheapest mouth rinse. Avoid
high scented foods (e.g. garlic), smoking, alcohol, etc.
Finally, if you must use a marketed mouth rinse, use a
product with fluoride for its cavity fighting potential,
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From page III
were slated for discussion, she said, was the function of the lungs.
"We're going to be focusing on the actuator.. getting the lungs to work. and the vibrator.
We're going to be looking at clips on your vocal chords ... what they look like. how they should
close.. and %hat should happen when you're breathing properly "
They were to also dw\ell bnefly on the use of %o\el formation, and posture both of \ which are
very important attributes if one aspires to become a singer.
Other topics included the function of the resonance cavities; what goes into the making ff a
good, strong repertoire as in "what would be a good thing for you to know as a singer"; someidos
and don't in singing; warm-up exercises you dan do ,at home; and rang. and timbre.
The Woodside Choir, which has the distinction f being the oldest secular choir in the Carib-
bean region, was founded in 1952 as the Bishpps' igh School Old Girls' Choir, initially to all~w
the girls to contest the first ever Music Festivl held in the then British Guiana.
Owing, to its success at the Festival, wiing oth the Class and Championship Trophies, it
was decided that they should continue perforaiihg an a group. The name change would come some
time later when men were admitted into its fold. B1lly Pilgrim came on board as its conductor in
The group was awarded a Medal of Service :in1992 for service to the community in the
field of music.
GUYANA FORESTRY COMMISSION
Theproject undertaken by the Guyana Ferestry Commission (GFC) and the forest sector of Guyana,
to establish a-Forest Products Marketing Council !FPMC), is continuing. -Following initial
consultations with forest stakeholders, first draft reportputlining the structure and other parameters
regarding the Council has been compiled along with a report on the marketing of lesser used timber
species. We are at the stage where the Business Plan is being compiled. Your views on various
aspects, especially the priority activities for the first fivq years, are vital to the compilation of the
Business Plan. You are therefore inviteO to the following consultations:
Date and Time:
Date and Time:
Date and Time:
We look forward
8"August, 2005. 09:30 hr to 12:00 h
Conference Hall. Future Line Restadrant.
19 Road. Berbice.
9" August, 2005. 15:00 hr to 18:00 hri
Guyana Forestry Commission, Head Office Lower Conference Room
10"August, 2005. 09:00 hr to 12:00 hr.
Region 2. State House. Anna Regina.
to having your attendance as we move forward with this Project.
SundmVv Chroricle July 31,-2005
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J7W" I,- I IN
Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to our English Language columns. Here
is a reminder that successful studying, like achiev-
ing a successful friendship, calls for good long-term
adjustments to the pattern of your daily habits. It
does not call for sporadic bursts of good behaviour;
note well.. Be smart. Use whatever good comes
your way and shun the evil. Enjoy this issue. Love
IN LAST WEEK
Solution to Capitalisation
Reminder: 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 Grandpa; 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
Solution to Punctuation
1. I lived in Hopetown, West, Coast, Berbice, until 1985.
2. Did Mr. Jjones 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
Solution to Enrichment
The correct word that contains the letters oo
for each meaning:
hoot 1. The sound of an owl
brood 2. A group of chicks
loot 3. Captured goods
harpoon 4. A barbed spear
ooze 5. To leak out slowly
Solution to Paragraphing
a) There are two paragraphs are in the following article?
b) We are certain that you all arrived at-your own sen-
sible choices to fill the blanks in the given passage.
Good for you!
The passage solved:
Learning how to read is one of the most superb skills
for upper nursery school children. Good study habits
require good reading, interest in school subjects, and the
desire to be a successful student. Many children re-
alize too late that good study habits are essential.
Begin now to travel your hoad to success by estab-
lishing good study habits. Set a particular time for study
each day. Choose a particular place to work. Have a
real purpose for each assignment that you do. Choose
a quiet place to work. Practise good reading habits.
Also try to attend school regularly.
IN THIS WEEK
Reading for Understanding
Throughout the past weeks you have been reading to find
out the main thought or the main idea of many types
of stories. You have also been reading to find out cer-
tain details or facts, and to understand how writers use
words in unusual and interesting ways. Now you are
ready to read for a fourth purpose.
You must have heard it said that the answer you are look-
ing for is at times not actually stated in the words of the
story. To find the correct answer, you have to consider
several of the facts of the story. You can find out the
answer only after some careful searching and figuring out.
In the next two weeks of stories, you will learn to read
for this purpose. It is called reading for inference. You
will also answer questions on main thought, detail, and
on interesting and unusual ways of saying things.
Palmyra, our huge Shepherd, came home one evening
with a severe limp. We washed and disinfected his cut
paw, bandaged it, and watched him hobble into the liv-
ing room where he stretched out to snooze before the
fire place. Next day Palmyra was still lolling on the liv-
ing room floor and the next day, and the next. Even-
tually, however, we decided that Palmyra would have to
exercise his paw to prevent it from stiffening. When fi-
nally he did consent to venture out, it was with the air of
Just as Palmyra tottered outside, our other two dogs
spied a rabbit. Off they started with wild ear-splitting
yelps and in a second Palmyra had joined them, tear-
ing across the landscape, as limpless a dog as ever
chased a rabbit.
When the three returned, Palmyra was frisking and ca-
vorting in fine fettle. Suddenly he saw me watching him.
He stopped dead still; his tail slowly dropped between
his legs; his "injured" paw was lifted piteously. Tragically,
Palmyra hobbled toward me, all set to be once more a
confirmed invalid with special pamperings which, he had
learned, accompanied that favoured status.
Adapted from a story by Hildergarde Lemcke
Now that you have read the story, let us try to answer
the first question. Remember you were told that you were
reading for inference or reading to put ideas together?
Well, let's look at the first question.
1. Why did Palmyra stop so suddenly? (a) He was tired.
(b) His paw was hurting him. (c) He knew his master
had caught him. (d) His master was angry.
Think about this question. Look at the first answer, "He
was tired." It is true that the sudden running away had
tired him, but that was not the reason why he stopped.
The story tells us that he played with the two dogs after
he came back. This answer is not the correct one.
Study the second answer, "His paw was hurting him later,
but at the time he stopped, it was not hurting him. This
answer is wrong.
Think about the third answer, "He knew his master had
caught him." Palmyra stopped playing the minute he
knew his master was watching him. He knew his mas-
ter would only attend to him if he was still hurt. He
quickly tried to pretend that his paw was still bothering
him. This is the correct answer.
Look at the last answer, "His master was angry." We
may guess that his master might have become angry
with him later for trying to fool him. But the story does
not tell us that he was angry. This answer is wrong.
You have seen the deductions that led to the correct an-
swer. Now use the same method to do the second ques-
2. Why did Palmyra go outside "with the air of a mar-
tyr"? (a) His paw was hurting him. (b) He wanted the
dogs to feel sorry for him. (c) He wanted to chase the
rabbit. (d) He wanted to fool his master.
3. Why did Palmyra chase the rabbit? (a) He forgot
about his paw. (b) He wanted to keep his paw from stiff-
ening. (c) He was tired of resting. (d) He loved rabbit
Interesting or Unusual Word Uses
4. In your own words, explain the meaning of: "with the
air of a martyr"
5. What does "stopped dead" mean?
Fact or Detail Questions
6. Palmyra: (a) limped inside; (b) saw the rabbit first;
(cO had a stiff paw; (d) ran without a limp.
S7,,CQbopse the corBArq sentepnc. ,(),.be,,t hr Sep,-
herd dogs chased the rabbit )',Palmyra slept behind
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the fireplace. (c) Palmyra had no limp when he chased
the rabbit. (d) His paw was washed, clipped, and ban-
8. This will make Palmyra's master feel: (a) angry; (b)
sorry; (c) like; (d) foolish.
9. Choose the best title: (a) caught in the Act; (b) The
Rabbit Chase; (The Martyr; (d) The Injured Paw.
10. This story was written to tell: (a) about rabbit hunt-
ing; (b) why dogs need exercise; (c) about a very spe-
cial dog; (d) how a dog tried to fool his master.
Underline the meaning used in the story..Circle any other
meanings of the same word.
1. Limp: A. a lame walk B. not stiff C. to proceed
slowly D. to walk lamely
2. floor A. to knock down B. the bottom of the sea
C. the lower surface of a room D. to pave
3. still: A. silent B. an ordinary photograph C. without
moving D. a vessel used in making liquors
4. paw. A. the foot of a beast with claws B. a chess
marker C. a father's nickname D. to strike the ground
5. cut A. to wound the feelings B. a gash C. a pas-
sage or channel D. a fashion
6. stretched: A. strained B. lying at full length C.
knocked sprawling D. made the most of
Plurals/Use of Dictionary
Give the possible plurals of the following words. Check
your dictionary in doubtful cases. Indicate whether your
dictionary uses the or-also method.
Remember that or or also sometimes appear in the plu-
ral column. Some dictionaries like the Webster's New
Student Dictionary make a clear distinction between the
If plurals are joined by or, they are equally common in
usage. If plurals are joined by also, the second form is
less common than the first. Many dictionaries, however,
give the more common use first. How does the dictio-
nary you use handle the situation?
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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to our Mathematics columns. Let us
remind you that some activities are not good
to promote successful study. Tell all those per-
sons that you trust and respect about the ac-
tivities and habits you want to conquer. Ask
-them to remind you about your intentions when
they see you breaking them.
IN LAST WEEK
Multiplication of Decimals
a) 698.873 X 100 = 69887.300 = 69887.3
b) 698.873 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
Solution I to 8 by 10, 100, and 1000
-# ITEM By 10 By 100 By 1000
1. 3.1 31 310 3100
2. 2.76 27.6 276 2760
3. 0.047 0.47 4.7 47
4. 0.76 07.6 76 760
5. 0.1654 01.654 16.54 165.4
6. 0.001657 0.01657 0.1657 1.657
7. 0.4085 04.085 40.85 408.5
8. 6.05093 60.5093 605.093 6050.93
Solution to Write down the Value
4.13.875 3.873= 10.002
5.2.272 -1.006 = 1.266
6. 56.76 4.249 = 52.511
7. 5.98 0.0784 = 5.97216
8. 8.006 5.118 = 2.888
9. 8.007 4.208 = 3.799
.10. 9.0607- 5.9072 = 3.1535
Solution to Write >, or < or =
1. 8.4 *** 8.1 Answer: >
2. 72.5 *** 71.381 Answer: >
3, 3.286 *** 348 Answer: <
4. 8 *** 8.00 Answer: =
5. 5.5 *** 5.05 Answer: >
6. 16.06 *** 16.060 Answer: =
Solution to Order the number from least to
1.35.15: 53.087; 53.78
2. 5.0123: 5.0321; 5.123; 5.321
3. 88.19: 88.91; 89.19
4. $80: $80.25: $81.5: $800
5. 77.01: 77.011: 77.771: 100.771
IN THIS WEEK
Write the number in standard form.
5. 65 hundredths
6. 78 thousandths
7. 7 and 60 hundredths
8. 65 thousandths
Identify the equivalent decimals.
9. 0.9; 0.09; 0.90
0.508; 0.58; 0.580
0.88; 0.8800; 0.880
5.86; 5.860; 5.806
0.040; 0.004; 0.04
Name two decimals between each pairs of num-
16. 5 and 6
17. 5.8 and 5.9
18. 7.49 and 7.7
19. 8.765 and 8.766
20. Do you think that there is always another
decimal between any two decimals? Explain your
21. In training for a triathlon, a biker rides 28.5
km, 25.7 km, and 38.75 km. About how far has he
ridden so far?
Choosing the Facts
Sometimes there are many facts in a problem. You
then have to choose only the facts you need to an-
swer the question. (Remember the motto is: Un-
derstand, Plan, Work, Answer.)
1. South Girl Guides group had a car wash. They
charged $800 to wash car. They washed 33 cars
in the morning and 27 cars in the afternoon. How
many cars did they wash in all? How much money
did they make?
2. There were 26 guides in the group. Only 18 of
them were working at the car wash. Each guide
needed three sponges. How many sponges were
3. Jacqueline worked % hour in the morning and 1
hour in the afternoon. Sandra worked a total of 1 %
hour. How long did Jacqueline work altogether? By
how much is Jacqueline's total more or less than
4. The guides charged $800 to wash a car. They
charged $100 more to dry it. They charged $500
more to polish it. Mrs. Beaton had $2,000. How
much change did she receive if he had her car
washed and dried?
5. A group of 3 guides worked together to wash a
car. It takes them 45 minutes to wash one car. If
they work at the same rate, how many could they
wash in 30 minutes?
6. Grace washed cars for % hour, and then she
rested for 15 minutes. Frieda washed cars for 80
minutes. How much longer did Frieda work than
7. The guides had 15 buckets altogether. Three of
the buckets were made of metal, and three guides
used one each. If there were 18 guides, how many
guides had to share bucket?
Spanking Sputnik Trios Lotto Scores
Team Game Game Game
Member 1 2 3
Aubrey 267 398 209
Angela 234 546 435
Barker 590 453 345
Diamond 476 876 ,,,.56,
Four players called the Spanking Sputniks par-
ticipated in a three-game lotto match. Use the
chart to solve the problems.
1. Who had the highest three-game total?
2. What was the team's score for game 1?
Game 2? Game 3?
3. The Spanking Sputnik pairs played against
the Grafters. The Grafters' total sore for all
three games was 2967. Which team had the
higher total score?
Choosing Your Facts
To solve a problem, you need to have facts pertain-
ing to the problem. In your everyday life you need
to be able to look at relevant facts to solve prob-
Here is an opportunity to look carefully to see if all
the facts given are necessary.
Solve each problem using the necessary facts.
Then, make up another question of your own, and
1. Thom and Ada Doolittle have a farm. They have
18 horses and twice as many pigs. They have 6
fewer cows than pigs. If 10 more pigs were born,
how many pigs will they have in all?
9. The Doolittle family planted 28 rows of corn.
There were 20 plants in each row. Each plant might
produce 3 ears of corn. One ear sells for $100 at
the market. How many corn plants did the Doolittle
10. Two months age, the Doolittle family packed
35 cartons with eggs. Each cartoon contained 12
eggs. There were 10 eggs left over. They used 3
eggs to make one custard pie on Sunday. How
many eggs were laid in all?
11. The Doolittle family grew 186 tomatoes, 89
cucumbers, and 64 potatoes. They sold 97 toma-
toes and 72 cucumbers at the market. How many
tomatoes were not sold?
12. The Doolittle family hens laid 6000 eggs last
month. They filled as many egg cartons as pos-
sible. Each carton held 16 trays of eggs. Each
tray held 24 eggs. The Doolittle family took the filled
cartons/to a market. How many eggs were left
Sizing up Fractions
Those of you who are rearing to do something more
challenging at this moment are free to try this sec-
tion which deals with fractions.
2/7 5/12 5/10 4/7 2/3 1/2
3/5 3/8 5/9 3/4 1/4 4/10
Use the numbers in the box to find each answer.
1.iName two fractions that are equal.
2. Name five fractions that are greater than 1/2.
3. Name five fractions that are less than %.
4. Name two fractions whose sum is 1.
5. Name two fractions whose difference is 1/12.
6. Name three fractions whose sum is 1 2/3.
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Sunday Chronic! uly31p,9I 5. Pagea
by Petamber Persaud
Mankind has benefited enormously from
oral literature. In fact, man's remarkable
development was based solidly on oral
literature that was the main repository and
disseminator of knowledge until the printed word
However, because of the volatile and insubstantial nature of oral
literature, a much greater portion of information than what we have
utilised has been lost.
Exponents of this form of literature like the storytellers, come-
dians and performing artistes have suffered from lack of long term
recognition due to this hazard of the trade. What a greater loss to
the world that many of these performers were confined to devel-
oping societies in days of yore without access to recording/storage
Sam Chase was an accomplished performing artiste of 'boister-
ous slapstick, outrageous lampooning and ridiculous impersonation'.
Although his performing career spanned some four decades with a
prodigious output of innovation, almost none of his work survived.
At the time of writing, this author found only one bit of tangible
evidence of the man's work. It's a slim book labelled 'Laugh with
Sam Chase: 50 radio shows as they were broadcast over Radio
Between its covers, a reference read, 'A Bill Rogers Publica-
tion' with Rogers advertising himself as publisher, promoter, mas-
ter of ceremonies, composer and king of shanto.
Among Chase's more popular plays were 'Guardroom Jitters',
'Collapsible Bridegroom', 'The Dreamer and the Jar', 'The Mare
and the Bonds', 'The Ruler and the Boo-Boo Man', 'Soft Drink
Tax', 'Lizzie and the Back Pay', and 'Gentlemen, The King'.
-Chase was labelled the 'conscience of the nation' for his
themes were on labour, crime, housing, morality and super-
stition. Wherever he performed, his shows were geared to suit
the situation be it to inmates of the prisons or inmates of.
The Palms, be it to the 'pork-knockers' in the interior or the
patrons of urban cinemas.
Chase performed at cinemas throughout the country. The cin-
ema then was the local theatre of the colony, staging international
shows featuring the Platters, Sparrow, Ben E. King, Johnny Mathis,
Mukesh, Rafi, Hari Om Sharon, dance troupes, plays and variety
Initially, Sam Chase was a one-man act as he relied heavily is
on elaborate costuming. But he became too popular to keep to him-
self; individuals and groups wanted in on his act and he was dis-
posed to the idea, experimenting and reaching new levels in enter-
A playwright of popular fare he was, but he also played other
roles. He was in his time the best comedian, a promoter, much-
sought-after master of ceremonies, a drummer, composer of 'shantos'
and romantic ballads and a singer. As an MC, he could control a
mob with his wit, and woe betides anyone who stepped out of
Sam Chase started his performing career in the late 1920s
at the London Theatre later renamed Plaza Cinema and now
a sad shell of what was once a jewel in the crown of mass com-
munication. Chase was influenced in that direction by the
singer Syd Martin and his uncle H. C. Wilson who was a mu-
sician and reporter. Chase also did a bit of newspaper jour-
nalism but the magic for him was the spoken word, the in-
stant response of the audience, the hum of the spectators, on
this energy he strove.
Sam Chase was born in 1903 in Georgetown, Guyana. He at-
tended St. Leonard's Anglican and St. Thomas under Dan Sharpies;
it's understood that once you've passed thought the hands of Dan
Sharpies, you were considered educated.
Between 1917 and 1919, he was attached to the transport and
Harbours Department. About the same period, Chase served in the
choir of the St. George's Cathedral.
In the 40s, during the war years, at the peak of his career, Chase
was enlisted by the Government in its 'Grow More Food' cam-
paign on radio in a show known-as the BPI Hit Parade featuring
'Miss Snodgrass'. (The Bureau of Public Information at the time
headed by A. J. Seymour)
Talk about local comedy and the name, Sam Chase, materialises.
And always in association Jack Mello; always Sam Chase and Jack
Jack Mello was Chase's main and most popular supporting
player. But Chase also teamed, with others like Ted Ray, Jack
Hylton, Crossman, Miller and Cumberbatch.
He worked with the groups headed by promoter Zelda
Martindale and Bill Rogers.
He toured with Madame O'Lindy to Suriname, Cayenne,
Trinidad and Tobago and other parts of the Caribbean.
P. H. Daly described Chase best as a "mass educator" whose
"university was the stage, his faculty was the Chair of Comedy,
his text books lay in the immense resonances of his creative mind".
In 1969, Reverend Benjamin who administered the last rites
spoke glowingly of Chase's contribution to the arts. The bear-
ers of the coffin taking Sam Chase on the last leg of the jour-
ney were all artistes.
Sunday Chronicle 1969
Guyana Graphic 1969
*'Laugh with Sam Chase'
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FULL figured model on
By Linda Rutherford
HE THEME said
it all as local
Designs, launched its
latest collection, Earth,
Wind and Fire last
Sunday amidst a
profusion of shrubbery
in the quiet privacy of a
poolside garden on
True to its word, there was
earth galore, and certainly enough
fire to whet the appetite and set
every patron's heart a-race, with
just enough wind to keep those
flames ablaze throughout the
two-hour show, which began
around 17:00 hrs lasted until
There was also enough to go
around in terms of what was be-
ing offered, with something for
everyone; from the very young
to the matronly, and from the
lithe to the full-figured, in the
more than 80 pieces on display.
And, as has a been a tradition
with Mariska's over the years,
the men .'ere notr It be I t Ii ut
ot the equajlon either. \'lib
shirts ic. sunI enter \ occl :sion
' hetier fornial or inlrmnil.
fhe c.ent hegin ri ~lhout
the usu l tfnfare \ ith whichh it
has been associated in the past,
as the models came out, the la-
dies looking the picture of el-
egance in delicate heeled sandals
and matching accessories, and
sashayed their way around the
tiny poolside, some venturing
treacherously close to the
water's edge so as to give pa-
trons a better view of the mer-
chandise. The men, not to be
outdone, cut a dashing figure in
their well-tailored shirts, all of
which sported the same dashiki
While there, was no way of
telling the sequences apart,
colours in this opening segment
ranged from off-white to varia-
tions of brown, some morphed
with other more exciting hues
thereby lending to the allure and
unmistakable earthiness of the
It's a favourite with the
designer; she simply loves
working with earth tones. As
she once told the Sunday
Chronicle: "Earth tones go
everywhere...and they never
ever go out of style. They are
always in vogue."
As the show progressed,
however, earth perceptibly gave
3.a,, fo fire, ith colour i bec, in,
In' more utid \ ith each pass-
ing creation, and the cut e\en
more daring There ajs also a
certain element of ingenuilt. in
this se'nlent. hereh\ the de-
signer played around with colour
a bit, like putting two or more
of the most unlikely together,
with remarkable effect, as evi-
denced in many of the wrap
pieces. She also experimented
with shades of the same colour,
playing light against dark, again
achieving phenomenal results.
The diaphanous white num-
bers that proliferated towards
the end of the show must have
been the wind at reference, as
they stood apart from the rest
of the collection with their intri-
cately hand-painted designs in a
mix of copper, bronze and gold,
among other more interesting but
rather complex detailing.
Hemlines throughout the
show varied from the provoca-
tive to the conservative, while
the trimmings were a bit on the
creative side, making the most of
indigenous materials like young
bamboo (some hand-painted for
more effect), jute (what we in
Guyana know as 'rice-bag'), and,
of all things, almond nut seeds.
Intricate latticework, besides
contriving to show a bit of skin,
makes for some rather interest-
ing detailing among some of the,
pieces, particularly among the
earths which are largely of cot-
ton. as do the little geometric cut-
outI seen in others Accessories,
some of which are the creations
of Nlariska's. also played an im-
portant role in his collection. as
on n)an, an occa~jion LheN helped
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bring out the innate beauty, not
only of the model, but the piece
on display as well.
Among the most notable
were those worn by veteran pag-
eant promoter, Ms. Negla
Brandis, who always supports
Mariska's in these endeavours,
and is well-known for her keen
sense of fashion .:nd extenri'.e
wardrobe. To her credit, he had
the place hunuming e-er:e line
she stepped onto the makestuit
catwalk, as every time she did.
not only was she v.eanng a djt-
ferent shoe, hindbag, or hai,
which was a -er) popular item
in this collection, but different
pieces of jewellery a% ucell She
even wore a wig to suit whatever
it was she was wearing.
According to Sonia Noel,
who is the brawn and brain be-
hind Mariska's Designs, it was
the first independent show she's
held at home for the year, though
she's'had several overseas, the
A model in a Sonia
Noel wrap .
most recent being in Toronto.
The reason it lacked the pizzazz
of previous launches, she said,
was largely because of the wide-
spread floods of earlier in the
Mariska's Fashions has a
considerable presence on the St.
Lucian, Grenadian, Surinamese
and Barbadian markets, where
the line hao been doing reason-
abl\ 'elU According Lo Noel, she
was w.ell received in Jamaica,
where 'he had a show late lst
year and i% hoping to make a
breakthrough soon on the Lon-
The proceeds from the
show, which were obtained by
way of an auction of three
items from the collection and
monetary contributions, will
go towards a special project at
the Joshua Home, an orphan-
age for abandoned and desti-
tute children on Thomas
Street, which Noel supports.
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WEDDING anirsr greetings armtereMm eteded trothr
* other relatives, pupils and teachers of IPE branches.~'
THE show catered to the little ones as well.
THE show catered to the little ones as well.
May Allah continue to bless tem Dotn.
WEDDING anniversary greetings are extended to Mala,
and Krishna of Seaforth Street, Campbellville. who.
celebrated their sixth year together recently. Greetings*
from their two loving sons, Arvin and Little Brandon,O
parents, sisters, brothers, other relatives and friends
who all wish them both a happy anniversary and lots
of love and togetherness in prayer.
Thirty-eighth wedding anniversary greetings
extended to Apostle Patrick and Pastor Rosy Tulsie
" Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara who celebrate.
* their special day on August 12. Greetings from theb
* members of their family and the church. .
Sdiid~iy ChrohiCie July 3.1.2005'.
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Hello Boys and.Girls,
Today we shall look at some words that if the prefix "im" be added to the
word, they would have different meanings. Have fun.
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interested companies or nr i. irtals to .:,eri-te its rice production
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Parties resLonflinfg to Qie Request for Pr,:y~ as should include
the following in their :I ::. -: :
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Any .'-. ...i L.nd in rice production
Current trading ri.r.;: .. ;-,:; : and overseas n Vlk.t ing
-Provision of ;r uts to farmers
Investment ;:, I s
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Limited not .J:er .h, .^ '" -,r- .: y, A, ust 17th '.
Proposals sh:.iid:l be placed in a sealed en elope and titled
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Pomeroon/Supenaam wishes to advise tenderers for Medical
" equipment for Suddie. Hospital, Rehabilitation of Public
Road Bridge (Station Street) Anna/ Regina, Supply
Furniture, Equipment that the Tender date has been
extended to Friday,August 12,2005 up to 9:00am.
This is due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
RTB apologises for any inconvenience caused.
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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Today
we'll learn about The Respiratory System and
The Digestive System.
The Respiratory System.
The cells in the body all need oxygen. When oxy-
gen releases energy in the cells, carbon dioxide is
formed. Having too much of carbon dioxide in the
body is poisonous and must be gotten rid of. Oxy-
gen is constantly taken in and carbon dioxide given
off in an exchange called respiration. The respi-
ratory system is made up of the following organs
nose, trachea and lungs.
pipes, all the way into the lungs. In the lungs, oxy-
gen is transferred from the air sacs to the blood.
The oxygen is then carried to all parts of the body
by the blood. In turn, carbon dioxide is released
from the blood and enters the lungs. This gas
(waste) then leaves the body when you breathe out
or exhale. So remember, it is very important to
breathe properly so you can live a longer and
The Digestive System
What happens to the food after it is eaten? Where
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Air enters the nose or mouth and passes down the
trachea or windpipes and into smaller and smaller
Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this Social Studies input. Let us insist
at this point that habits good or bad are de-
fined as behaviour patterns which cannot be
changed overnight. If you want to study effec-
tively, you must be prepared to make a clean
break with those habits that are not helpful for
good study. Be careful, now! Love you.
IN LAST WEEK
Know more about animals, especially those called
/ The horse, donkey and zebra have strong toes or
hooves to run around fast all day naturally.
/ Cows, sheep, goats, deer, antelopes, giraffes and
others have two toes with strong nails, which we call
v Some mammals which are not exactly cloven
hoofed include pigs, elephants, rhinoceros and hippo-
potamuses or hippopotami. These have small hooves,
or very strong nails, on all their toes.
/ The mammals which have hooves are called
ungulates. These make up the largest mammalian
family numerically. They 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
mwho hunt them. Have a look at the cow.
/ The camel has two toes on each foot. Its toes
spread side-ways when they are put down. This makes
the pad into broad flat feet which do not sink into the
soft desert sand.
V 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. Look at members of the cat family.
IN THIS WEEK
Some mammals swim. Yes, some other mammals
also swim. Here are some facts on swimming mam-
V Whales, dolphins and porpoises, which are all
members of the whale family, look and live like fishes.
They nourish their young on mother's milk. They live
completely in the sea. They have flippers for forelegs,
and have fish-tails.
V There is one difference between the whales and
fish. Whales have to come to the water surface to
breathe. When the whale comes up to breathe out or
'blow', it sends up a fountain of water. The fish family
does not have to come up for breathing, nor does it
send up streams of water.
V The whale has a 'nose' valve which closes when it
submerges or goes beneath the water surface. This
valve prevents it from getting drowned.
V Whales are the largest of all the mammals. The
common rorqual whale (whale with dorsal fin; red whale)
can grow as long as eighty feet long.
V Another mammalian group that lives as much at
sea as on land is made up of the seal, sealion and
walrus. When on the shore, members of this group
breed their young and live on fish they catch in the sea.
Whales cannot live on land like this group of mammals.
V A good look at the body of this mammalian group
should reveal the fin-shape. When at sea, they swim
just like the fish! Even though they look clumsy on the
shore, they can move quickly there.
Something to Do
1. We are certain that you have seen the whale, the
dolphin, and the porpoise in films and in books and can
identify them. Cut out their pictures from somewhere
safe and paste them in your note-books.
2. If you go to the museum some time before your
examination next year, look for one member of the
whale family. Look for its nostril (sometimes called
blow-hole) near the top of its head.
3. There are at least two otters in our Zoological Park.
Get a picture of an otter and send it to a pen friend.
Give details about this mammal after you have visited
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does it go? The digestive system will help us to
answer these questions.
This system is one of the important systems in the
body, because it provides nutrients for the body.
Without nutrients in the body we would not be able
to look healthy and strong and. The mouth,
oesophagus, stomach, liver, small intestine and
the large intestine all make up the digestive
in the mouth the teeth would grind up the food until
it becomes soft The food is then swallowed and
goes down the oesophagus or gullet into the stom-
ach. When the food reaches the stomach that is
where the process of digestion takes place.
The liver, small intestine and the large intestine, all
have their separate or specific functions.
The liver: the largest glandular organ in mam-
mals (human beings). It secretes bile, has an im-
portant function in the metabolism of carbohydrates,
fats, and proteins, and contains a substance es-
sential to the normal production of red blood cells.
The small intestine: the narrow, convoluted up-
per part of the intestines, extending from the pyloric
end of the stomach to the large intestine.
The large intestine: the relatively large part of
the intestines of mammals (human beings) be-
tween the small intestine and the anus, including
the cecum, colon, and rectum.
Putting the meaning of each part together you will under-
stand the main function of the digestive system.
There are a few words that may need a little re-
searching, so you would understand a little more
about the digestive system.
Page XIV Sunday Ch~onicle Jtd~~3i ,L2~
Foul Shot by Edwin A. Hoey
With two 60's stuck on the score board
And two seconds hanging on the clock,
The solemn.by, in the centre of eyes,
Squeezed by silence,
Seeks out the line with his feet,
Sooths his hands along his uniform,
Gently drums the ball against the floor,
Then measures the waiting net,
Raises the ball on his right hand,
Balances it with his left,
Calms it with fingertips,
And then through a stretching of stillness,
Nudges it upward.
Slides up and out,
Plays it coy,
Until every face begs with unsounding screams-
Right before ROAR-UP
Dives down and through.
About the Poem
In this poem the poet focuses upon his subject to
give us a vivid picture of the last few moments in
a basketball game.
Find out the following:
1. In which lines does the writer set up the
situation? What does the poet say?
2. Point out the line where the tension is most
felt. What is happening now?
3. How do you see the stillness?
4. What does the repetition of "And then" pro-
vide for the reader?
5. Is there any other circumstance hinted at
beyond the immediate incident? Support your re-
6.: Some writers present an incident for its
own sake rather than for its significance in relation
to other events. What then do you think is the pur-
pose of this poem?
In many cases, writers do look at events in a larger
context. They do it in the way you may step back
to see a picture you are drawing.
The whole idea is that you want to get a better look
It is so good to know when you: are doing either of
the strategies in your own writing. Keep up the
good work in writing for your reader to want to read
more of you.
Writing a letter originating from a business
Today we'll continue to tell you about the business
letter format and letter style.
1. The Heading: The parts and functions of the
a) Letterhead (name of organisation or company,
address, and telephone number) and date line sup-
ply all information that the reader needs to answer
a letter all on the top right hand;
b) Date Line states the date when the letter is writ-
ten (consisting of the year, month, and day)
2. The Opening: The parts of the opening are the
inside address (the name and address of the ad-
dressee) and the salutation. The functions of the
opening are to:
a) direct the letter to a specific individual company,
department, or whatever; and
b) greet the reader
3. The Body: The body is theihmost important part
of the letter. The writer makes every effort to get
his or her thoughts across todhe reader. It con-
tains the message; and may include a subjectline.
a. The Subject Line precedes the message
and gives the reader advance notice of what the
letter is about. This can be underlined upper and
lower-case letters centred in the liness. The word
subject can introduce the line, but it has to be fol-
lowed by a colon.
b. The Message is the body of the whole let-
ter. Give the body really good attention for it needs
to be both purposeful and meaningful to both the
writer and the reader. Give i at least two para-
4. The Closing: The business letter carries a
complementary closing which is expressed differ-
ently from the usual closing of the friendly letter.
Match the tone of the complementary close with
that of the salutation as closely as possible. You
may use a formal Respectfully yours or an infor-
mal Best regards.
5. The Writer's Signature: The handwritten sig-
nature of the person who has written the letter.
Sentence construction: Relationship of Cause
Let us look at some cause relationships.
"Because" is used to show a cause relation-
ship, and "as" is also used in the same way.
Another common conjunction is "since", which,
like "as", can introduce either clauses of time
Look at the following examples:
I have not seen him since his father died. (time)
Since he did not keep his appointment, I have not
seen him. (cause)
at your handiwork; you want to get a better idea of
te.who.le eubce drn~.ceney,..Y!!q tep back,fomr, .. ubrdinateclauses ofpcause are usually divided
9our subject in order to see it as part of a larger from'the mairn.caause,by a jomma when they pre-
Fattern. cede it but not when th e! follow it ..
"For" is regarded asia co-coordinating conjunction
and should not be used to introduce a subordinate
clause. Notice the difference between:
They seemed ill at ease; for their eyes were wide
They seemed surprised because their mouths
were wide open.
Find the subordinate clauses of cause and say
what word each clause modifies.
1. Father Francis had not liked asking for leave, as
there was always so much work for everyone, but
he had not been very well of late and he had been
ordered to go.
2. "If you are asked to teach a child to draw ani-
mals, how would you begin?"
3. "I would teach him first to draw animals because
that is what a child thinks about and likes."
4. I only bring up this matter because you seem
worried by it; but I think I understand why it is so.
The Relationship of Purpose
He got to the dentist's early. His purpose (aim or
intention) was to have plenty of time to face the
The commonest and neatest way of showing a
connection of purpose between two ideas is to use
They left early in order to have plenty of time.
They left early so as to have plenty of time
They left early to have plenty of time.
It is however, possible to have a subordinate ad-
verbial clause of purpose.
They left early so that they would (mighty) have
plenty of time...
Very many relationships of this kind can be ex-
pressed as either cause or purpose without very
much difference in meaning. In the above example
we may say:
They left early because they wanted to have plenty
But it is not possible to express all relation-
ships of cause as relationships of purpose.
We can say:
Because they left early, they had plenty of time ...
Their leaving early can be the reason for their hav-
ing time, but it could not possibly be the purpose
As usual in adverbial clauses a comma is placed
between a preceding subordinate clause and the
main clause, but not usually between a main clause
and a subordinate clause that follows it.
Change the following clauses of cause into
clauses of purpose.
a) They left earl" because they wanted to reach
their destination I 4fore nightfall.
b) Work should Iways be carefully read over be-
cause careless errors spoil otherwise excellent
c) Because he wanted q ,have something good
,to.write in the examination his mother.bought him
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Sunday Chronicle July 31, 2005
O be noise pollution when there is
E an increase level of noise in the
environment so that it affects
Our Environme giving things.
What do you' know about
the environment? We
have all heard about the
environment, at some
time or another, but what
does it mean?-
WHAT IS THE
The environment is every-
thing around us. It provides us
with food and shelter. The air
we breathe, the water that cov-
ers most of the earth's surface,
the plants and'animals around
us all make up the environment.
The environment may be
studied by looking at its living
and non-living components:
'* The non-livng or abiotic
component of theenvironment
includes air, water, light, tem-
perature and soil. j
The living of biotic com-
ponent of the environment in-
cludes humans, animals and
There is great' nterdepen-
dence or interaction betweenn the
living things and the abiotic en-
vironment. The way living or-
ganisms grow, reproduce and
spread are inflhienctd by light,
temperature, air, soil and wind species vanish from the earth as
and water. a result of destruction of their
Humans depend greatly on natural living places or habitats.
the environment for shelter, Habitat destruction results
food, clothing, energy, inspira- when vegetation e.g. forest or
tion and recreation. In the quest savannah is removed by
for these things, man has not drought, floods, clearing for ag-
managed his use of the environ- riculture or logging. Amphibians
ment very well, the result being are a class of vertebrates (ani-
that the world now faces many mals with backbones) that have
environmental problems. decreased in tropical and tem-
S operate regions. Several species
CLIMATE CHANGE AND f frogs and salamanders have
GLOBAL WARMING become extinct in recent years
Global warming is the because of the destruction of
gradual warming of the earth's j their habitats.
atmosphere. This is caused by z The sea turtle, four species
the build up of greenhouse of which come to nest on the
gases, which are mainly carbon shores ~p Guyana is also con-
dioxide, methane, -nitrous oxide
(CFCs). Carbon dioxide is re-
leased when we bur fuel (wood
or petroleum based) for cook-
ing, heating, manufacturing pro-
cesses and transportation: CFCs
are released when we use some sidered to be dwindling in num-
kinds of aerosols, fire extin- bers and is considered endan-
guishers and also in the foam gered.
making process. The result of
global warming is that there is
the thinning of the artic ice cap Poverty: More than one
leading to flooding of coastal billion people live in poverty
lowlands e.g. Guyana's coast. In conditions. Poverty forces
addition, several species of ani- people to put a strain on their
mals die off and become lost local environment by:
forever while social problems
such as poverty rear its ugly Deforesting, for fuel and
Acid Rain: When acidic
gases such as nitrogen oxides
and sulphur oxides released
mainly from cars and power
stations respectively react with
water in the atmosphere this
forms acids. When it rains, the
acid damages plants and animals
and kills fishes as, it drains into
Speci's extinction: Many
roreipn .Exhaneit Mariel Activities
Friday July 29, 2005 liihrsday August 4, 2005
1. EXCHANGE RATES
NOTES OTHER N(
Bank of Nova Sdotia
Demerara Bank i
Bank Average .
Jonbjak iCambi,' A\ (5 largest)
i '). ,11
BoG AtcraiL \.4kcr F .cliarLn2. [jie. US$1.00 = G$199MSO
B. Canadian Doll r
C. Pound Sterling
E. Selected Cariconi Exchange
'Bdos$ = GS91.85
J$= GS 4.45
ECS= GS 59.68
Belize$.= G$ 93.86
Fishing, in environmen-
tally sensitive areas
Hunting, endangered ani-
mals to sell or eat.
Pollution: This can be air
pollution, water pollution, and
soil pollution. Pollution occurs
when harmful substances or
chemicals get into the air, water
or soil and make it unfit for use
by living things. There can also
f I .00_
The reality of the world's
environmental problems forces
.humans to change the way they
think and interact with the ea-
vironment. More and more
people are consciously taking
steps to ensure that as they use
the environment they leave it in
a state that will allow it to pro-
vide for others to come. Toay,
people are being educated onthe
importance of the environment.
Good environmental practices
are being promoted such as: I
Replanting of trees
Proper waste disposal
Practice of Reduce, Re-
cycle and Reuse
Use of less chemicals and
Setting up and observing
Conservation of resources
such as water, food, forests, en-
ergy and soil
Many countries are address-
ing measures to ensure that each
individual takes responsibility
for the environment. Pressure
groups, regulatory and educa-
tional measures are some of the
steps towards the sustainable
use of our environment.
Do share your ideas by
sending your letters to:
"Our Environment", Clo
EI.T Dvision, Environmen-
tal Pro'eetion Agency, IAST
Building, Turkeyen, UG
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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
121 BRICKDAM, GEORGETOWN
Construction and Delivery of Secondary School Furniture under the
Guyana Education Access Project (GEAP)
Tenders are invited from firms/individuals for the construction
delivery of secondary school furniture for schools in Region #6
#10 under the GEAP Project
Tenderers are invited to a Pre-Bid meeting o4 12t August 2005 in the
Tenderers must be owners/occupiers of factor s that can produce the
articles and must submit a valid photocopy of their factory licence.
Details and specipcaion of the works to be undertaken can be obtained
i Mr. T. Persaud
Ministry of Education Tender Board
: 21 Brickdam
during normal working hours upon payment of a non-refundable fee o
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000).-All tenders submitted must be
accompanied by Valid Income Tax and N.I.S Compliance Certificates.
The complete tender document must be submitted in a plain sealed
envelope bearing no identification of he tenderer and shall clearly mark
on the top, left-hand comer, "Tender For Furniture". Ministry of
Educati n /Guyaia Education Access Project (GEAP)
Tenders~shall be addressed to:
National Bord of Procurement and Tender Administration
SMinistry of Finance Compound
SMain & Urquhart Streets
London Interbank Offered
Rate For Thur., Aug 4, 2005
3 months- '
.6 months .
G. Prime Rate
and be deposited im the Tender box on the ground floor of the National
Board of Procure nent and Tender Administration building (north
western) in the Miiistry of Finance compound not later than 9: 00 hours
on Tuesday 30h August 2005.
Tenderers may be present at the opening, which takes place shortly after
9:00 hrs on Tuesday 30t August 2005 in the boardroom located on the
ground floor of the above office.
The Ministry of Education reserves the right to reject any or all tenders
without assigning a-reason and does not bind itself to award-to the lowest-
'tenderer: '. .. .. .. ,
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GUYANA PUBLIC SERVICE CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LTD
Registered No. 849
45 Hadfield Street, Freeburg, Georgetown
Award of Bursaries
The Committee of Management of the above
mentioned Credit Union, proposes to award
eighteen (18) Bursaries to the children-of
members. These awards will be based on the
results of the Secondary School Entrance.
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Hadfield Street, Freeburg, Georgetown not later than 2nd September,
2005 for consideration.
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Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health wishes to invite tenders for the supply of the following items:
5 x Solar Refrigerators
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1. Tender documents MUST be uplifted from the Ministry's Materials Management Unit
Government Pharmacy Bond Building, Kingston (Sabeita/Ahgela, 226 9351) between 9am to
3pm, Mo.nday to Friday.
2. Each Tender (on document as at # 2 above) must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which
does riot in any way identify the Tenderer, and which should be clearly marked on the top
Project No._: Tender for 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
: .."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
Adrini-trstion, Ministry of Finance and be deposited in the gender Box hidingiding tenders
sent by courier) situated on the second floor of the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Sts.
Georgelown not later than Tuesday 23rd August 2005 at 9am at which time they will be
.4 *="-"h '--i Tern.r (aoplicable to Comoanies/Individuals with' .cal office in -('1vena)' nust 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.
government ads can be viewed ;n
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The availability, of improved tomato varieties and
the demand for quality fruits have encouraged
farmers and agricultural researchers to investigate
the technique of pruning and different staking methods
to enhance crop production to supply the growing market
demand for tomatoes both in Guyana and overseas.
Pruning is the removal of
dead or unWanted branches
or parts of a plant, allowing
the plant to regularize its
size and crop load.
Unlike other plants, tomato
for the first month directs all
the sugar it produces towards
the production of new leaves.
During this stage, tomato plants
grow very rapidly, doubling
their size every 12 to 15 days.
Eventually, the plants make
more sugar than the single grow-
ing tip can use, which signals
the plant to make new branches
and to flower. This usually hap-
pens after 10 to 13 leaves have
expanded, at which time the
plant is 30 to 45 cm tall. In the
next few weeks, the entire char-
acter of the tomato plant
changes. If unsupported, the in-
creasing weight of filling fruit
and multiple side branches
forces the plant to lie on the
ground. Once the main stem is
horizontal, there is an increased
tendency to branch. A vigorous
indeterminate tomato plant can
easily cover a 1 by 1 m area
with as many as 10 stems, each
1 to 1.5 m long. This creates a
haven for disease and pest in-
festation, poor management of
fruit production and low pro-
If the plant is allowed
to lie on the ground, or
there is dense vegeta-
tion, many of the leaves
are forced into perma-
nent shade significantly
reducing the amount of
sugar they produce. If
a leaf uses more sugar
than it can produce, a
layer of abscission cells
develops between the:
main stem and the leaf
petiole; eventually the
leaves yellow and
drops. Of course,
sloughed-off leaves are
replaced by new ones,
but time is wasted.
Prostrate plants get around to
fruit production two or three
weeks later than a pruned and
staked plant. Most of the fruits
they produce are on the small
side, and tend to come in one
big, late harvest.
A properly pruned and sup-
ported single-stem tomato plant
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are registered and issued with a NIS number. M- "~
2. The employee's NIS Card should be in his or her o
possession. However, in many instances employers refuse E
to give employees their NIS Card. I
Note: It is wrong for you to retain any persons's NIS Card.
3. Finally, as an employer, it is your responsiblility to ensure 'b
that whenever you are remitting NIS Contributions, that
S you state the correct names and NIS Number for all ,I
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presents all of its leaves to the
sun. Most of the sugar pro-
duced is directed to the devel-
oping fruit, since the only
competition is a single growing
tip. The result is large fruits
that are steadily produced. If
more stems are allowed to de-
velop, some of the precious
sugar production is diverted
from fruit to multiple growing
tips. Fruit production, al-
though slowed, never stops.
The result is a nearly continu-
ous supply of.fruits through-
out the season. In general, more
stems means more but smaller
fruits, which are produced in-
creasingly later in the season.
Pruning also affects plant
health. The leaves of a
pruned and supported plant
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s. Guyana Lands and
INVITATION TO TENDER
FOR THE EXECUTION OF CADASTRAL
SURVEYS AMERINDIAN BOUNDARIES
Sworn Land Surveyors/Surveying Contractors are to submit Tenders for the
execution of Cadastral Surveys to demarcate the boundaries of Ameiindian
Villages in the following areas:
Block 1 Region No. 1- BaramitaAmerindian Village
Block 2 Region No. 8- ParamakatoiAmnerindian Village
Block3 Region No. 8- Monkey Mountain
Block 4 Region No. 8- KopinangAmerindian Village
Block 5 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
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:
National Procurement and TenderAdministration
Ministry of Finance
Main and UrquhartiStreets
and should be deposited in the Tender Box of the Ministry of Finance on or before
09:00hrs on Tuesda, August 16, 2005.
Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in the presence
ofTenderers who mpy wish to be present.
EXTENSION O CLOSING DATES AND
CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS
1. The new closing date for the 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
Commissioner of Lands and Surveys
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission
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dry off faster, so bacterial and fungal pathogens have less
opportunity to spread. Soil is less liable to splash up onto
staked plants. The bottom line: Upright plants have fewer
problems with leaf spots and fruit rots because their leaves
stay drier and free from pathogen-laden soil.
As a tomato grows, side shoots, or suckers, form in the
crotches, or axils, between the leaves and the main stem. If left
alone, these suckers will grow just like the main stem, produc-
ing flowers and fruit. Suckers appear sequentially, from the bot-
tom of the plant up. The farther up on the plant a sucker de-
velops, the weaker it is, because the sugar concentration gets
lower as you move up the plant. On the other hand, side stems
arising from below the first flower cluster, although stronger,
compromise the strength of the main stem. For a multi-stemmed
plant, your aim is to have all stems roughly the same size, al-
though the main stem should always be stronger, because it has
to feed the entire plant for the next five or six months
The way you choose to train and prune your tomato plants
will affect how you space your plants, as well as the best
method of support. There are two ways to deal with a sucker
that isn't destined to become a stem. The simplest is to pinch
it off entirely; not surprisingly, this is called "simple prun-
ing." This should be done when the sucker is still small and
succulent. Grab the base of it between your thumb and index
finger and bend it back and forth. The sucker should snap off,
producing a small wound, which will heal quickly. Avoid cut-
ting the sucker with a knife or scissors, because the resulting
stump can become easily infected. Once a sucker becomes too
tough and leathery to snap off, however, you'll have to use a
In Missouri pruning, you remove just the tip of the sucker
by pinching, letting one or two leaves remain. The advantage is
that the plant has more leaf area for photosynthesis and to pro-
tect developing fruit from sun-scald. The disadvantage is that
new suckers inevitably develop along the side stems, adding to
your future pruning chores.
Missouri pruning is necessary when things have gotten out
of hand. When you're dealing with large suckers, it's better to
pinch off just the tip than to cut off the whole thing close to
the main stem. For one thing, if disease hits, it's farther away
from the main stem. And for another, removing just the grow-
ing tip is less of a shock to the plant than removing a foot or so
of side stem.
Once flowering commences, all tomato vines must be tied
to their supports. Although vigorous, the plants are also easily
damaged. Take care in how you tie them and what you use.
Cloth strips work well as long as they're not too old and thread-
bare. Twine should be at least
1/8 inch thick, or else it can cut
into the tomato stems.
S There are two types of
ties. Training ties direct plant
growth upwards, and support-
S * r ing ties keep it there. The top
.'-, 0.3 m of a tomato stem, or
Leader, is very succulent and
easily snapped; it needs to be
directed upwards, gently. Wrap
a short piece of twine around
Sr the middle of the leader, cross
it over on itself, and loosely tie
it to the support. The result-
S' ing figure-eight tie reduces the
chance the tender stem becom-
ing bruised by rubbing against the support.
Fruit will form along this stem. If left to the devices of
the loose training ties, the weight of the fruit will pull the
ties down the stake. Eventually, the stem will bend over
and crease. Luckily, as the stem matures, it toughens; by
the time fruit develops, the stem can tolerate a tighter tie.
To support a fruit cluster as it fills and gains weight, loop
a longer piece of twine, 30to 45 cm, around the stem just
above the fruit cluster, creating a sling. Then I gently pull
it up to take the weight off the stem. I wrap the twine twice
around the stake, and firmly tie it to the stake 15 to 25 cm
higher, than the point of attachment to the vine. To keep
the tie fromslipping. knot it underneath the point where
the sling meets the stake.
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How to Administer
TO OPEN your dog's mouth,
place your left hand over the
top of the nose bridge and let
the fingers and the opposing
thumb squeeze the areas
behind the canine teeth. A
portion of the lip will now be
between your fingers and the
lowerjaw. If he tries to close
his jaw, he will be biting that
portion of his own lip. When
pressure is exerted, the
mouth will open. Then with
your right hand place the
tablet/ capsule right at the
back of the tongue in the
Some dogs have an uncanny
ability to maneuver the tablet/
capsule forward after you have
deposited it at the back of the
tongue. My advice has always
been to preserve. Keep placing
the pill at the back of his
tongue; he'll soon get the
message. If it is gelatinous
capsule that you are trying to
make him swallow, and it breaks
then you have a problem. Then
content is usually distasteful to
dogs and they will salivate. It is
important that you get him to
swallow the capsule the first
Some people believe that if
you crush the tablet into a.
powder or if you dissolve the
table or it you open the capsule
and dissolve the content, then it
is easier to get the dog to
swallow the liquid. Well, in
most cases that is not true, for
the simple reason that the
tablets/capsules usually are
distasteful to the dog. Another
reason for not opening a capsule
or dissolving a tablet is that they
are protective contains which
allows for a delayed release of
the active ingredient of the pill
when it reaches the intestine. In
other words, the makers of the
pill do not wish for the active
ingredient to hit the stomach
wall or, for that matter, be
absorbed in the stomach.
Some people advocate
putting the whole tablet/
capsule in the food. Well,
usually the dog has lost its
appetite in the first place -
that's why the vet has
recommended the pill.
Moreover, dogs have the
ability to eat the food and
leave the pill behind. If you
crush up the pill, and place it
in his food, then the dog
might just leave the entire
Of course, you can be
inventive and find your own
method to administer the pill.
One good method is to hide the
tablet/ capsule in a morsel of the
pet's favourite food and then
place that at the back of its
Giving liquid is an easier
preparations are administered
into the pouch between the
molar teeth and the check.
Bottles, syringes, and
eyedroppers are suitable for
giving liquids. Be careful when
using glass bottles; they make
break causing injury to the pet's
mouth. With practice, spoons
can be used.
Fist tilt the chin up at a
45 degree angle and place the
neck of the bottle into the
cheek pouch. Seal the lips
around it with your fingers
and pour in the liquid slowly.
Large amounts can be given
in this way. Hold muzzle
firmly while the dog
Please implement disease preventative measures
(vaccinations, routine dewormings, monthly anti-
heartworm medications, etc) and adopt-a-pet form the
GSPCA's Animal Clinic and Shelter at Robb and Orange Walk,
if you have the wherewithal to care well for the animals. Do
not stray your unwanted pets, take them to the GSPCA Clinic
and Shelter instead. Also, find out more about the Society's
free spray and neutering programme. If you see anyone
being cruel to an animal, get-in touch with the Clinic and
Shelter by calling 226-4237.
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j) -'.Welcome to the 357'bedition of
I s /j "Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.
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