Title: Guyana chronicle
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00088915/00125
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Title: Guyana chronicle
Alternate Title: Sunday chronicle
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 45 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Place of Publication: Georgetown, Guyana
Publication Date: August 12, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: daily[nov. 21, 1983-]
daily (except monday)[ former dec. 1, 1975-nov. 30, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Georgetown (Guyana)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Guyana
Guyana -- Georgetown
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
General Note: Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.
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Volume ID: VID00125
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Spanish media reported, citing lawyer Jose Mariano Trillo-Figueroa.
"I am not a killer and if I was obliged to shoot at officers of the
law,,it was always against my will and in order to avoid being ar-
rested," Jimenez said in a letter reproduced on the websites of news-
papers El Pais and El Mundo.
Trillo-Figueroa said Jimenez, who robbed the banks disguised
in a false beard and a wig, thinks of himself as Curro Jimenez, a
Spanish 1970s television bandit in the style of Robin Hood.


The Loner was arrested in Portugal, armed with a
sulbmachine gun in preparation for another bank robbery.

wife in

murder r, suicide drama
A taxi driver and his wife of 18 years died within hours of each other following a murder/suicide which shook the commu-
nity of Vryheid, West Canje, Berbice, late Friday. Page three



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A TAXI driver and his wife of
18 years died within hours of
each other following a mur-
der/suicide which shook the
community of Vryheid, West'
Canje, Berbice, late Friday.
Dead is Aubrey Paddy, 45,
and Michelle, 34, a supernumer-
ary constable attached to Mag-
istrate Geeta Chandan.
Reports reveal that the kill-
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By Neil Marks
CHURNING out its vision to
set up a nationwide wireless
network, Broadband, which
has just implemented revolu-
tionary technology to make
the entire city a hotspot, plans
to make its wireless internet
service available across the
coast by April next.
Brian Young, owner of
Broadband, which boasts of
holding 50 per cent of the wire-
less internet market in Guyana,
says by next April it will be sell-
ing its service from "Pomeroon
to Corriverton".
However, just next month,
the company plans to offer its
regular price service of US$40 to
persons in interior locations of

three children, stemmed from
long periods of physical abuse.
According to Michon
Guillaume, 18, her step-father
was expected to work the night
shift at the 'Triple S' Taxi Service
at Philadelphia Street in New
Amsterdam, which is about three
hundred metres from their home.
However, he returned home
between 9 and 10 pm ,whilst
she was watching her favourite

Mabaruma in Region One, the
gold mining community of
Mahdia in Region Eight and the
Brazilian border community of
Lethem in Region Nine.
At the moment, Broadband
has its service in many interior
communities, but these were at
a price only accessible to gold
miners or others who could af-
ford the service.
Currently, Broadband is
reveling in its accomplishment
of having made the entire
Georgetown a hotspot for
internet connection. What this
means is that while business-
men and students, or just about
anybody else with a laptop,
could have had internet access
at specific locations, such as in
restaurants and cafes around

television programme 'Top Ten'.
According to the teenager,
on opening the door, Paddy told
her to place a bowl to catch the
water from the leaking roof as
it was raining.
In addition, he ordered her
to place a chair behind the front
door. Having done so, the eldest
child resumed viewing the
programme. Her father went
into the bedroom where her

town, they can now "log on"
from virtually anywhere with
an 18 mile radius. This means
that you could be in the Botani-
cal Gardens, on the seawall,
travelling in your vehicle and be
able to access the internet.
This is possible through
the introduction of "the
world's slickest modem"
which can fit into the palm of
your hand. "This little gadget.
is exactly what you need. It
travels around Georgetown
with you and connects to the
internet wherever you chbose,"
Broadband says.
Yong is excited about the
fact that no other city in the
Caribbean and Latin America
(Please turn to page eight)

mother was and then she heard
her mother saying, Don't do
this to me'.
Her mother ran from the
room, naked, and ran outside,
where she slipped in the mud,
her husband pursuing her with
a knife.
He stabbed her several times,
Guillaume said, as her 10-year-old
brother Seon attempted to take the
knife away from his father.
She remembered screaming,
as her mother repeated weakly,
"Don't kill me."
Michelle Paddy was pro-
nounced dead on arrival at the
New Amsterdam Hospital.
Guillaume spent the night at
a neighbour's house, and return-
ing home yesterday morning,
found a note written by her fa-
ther on the dining table, saying
that if he could not have her
mother, then nobody else would.
Then she heard that the Po-
lice had found the body of her
father in a yard at Rose .Hall
Corentyne, some 20 miles from
the murder scene, and it is be-
lieved that he had committed
In addition to Guillaume,
the couple leaves behind three
other children Aubrey,13,
Seon,10 and Allison,7.

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61st Independence Day of India
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Sierra Leone votes in test of post-war recovery

By Daniel Flynn and
Katrina Manson
FREETOWN (Reuters) -
From jungle clearings to city
slums, Sierra Leoneans voted
in huge numbers yesterday
in the first polls since U.N.
peacekeepers left two years
ago, hoping to speed their
nation's recovery from a 1991-
2002 civil war.
Many arrived before dawn and
patiently queued for hours in the
dilapidated capital Freetown to
vote for a new president and 112
parliamentarians. Some sheltered
under umbrellas from the .drizzle
while others clasped radios to their
"Maybe now things are go-
ing to get better," Freetown resi-
dent Abubakar Kamara said be-
fore voting in the west of the
city. "We must vote in peace
and show the world that Sierra
Leone is a peaceful country."
Five years after the end of
the diamond-fuelled war, which
killed 50,000 people, Sierra
Leone remains the second least
developed nation on earth.
Most people earn less than a
dollar a day and lack basic
amenities. Many are hungry for

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a change.
In the presidential race,
Ernest Bai Koroma of the op-
position All People's Congress
(APC) is expected to moumft a
strong challenge to Vice Presi-
dent Solomon Berewa, 69, can-
didate for the ruling Sierra Leone
People's Party (SLPP).
President Ahmad Tejan
Kabbah, re-elected on a wave of
post-war euphoria in 2002, is
stepping down as required by
the constitution amid anger at
corruption which many voters
believe has drained away the
country's substantial foreign

"We have diamonds, gold
and even oil. We should be one
of the richest countries in Africa,
but where does the money go?"
said Abdul Bassie, 24-year old
student, after voting in the sec-
ond city of Bo.
Days of torrential down-
pours eased on Saturday, to
the relief of officials who
feared the rainy season could
disrupt voting. The head of
the national electoral com-
mission said only one of 6,176
* polling stations had failed to

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be plotting to detonate a dirty
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People queue to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections in western Freetown
yesterday. Sierra Leoneans queued in ramshackle cities and jungle villages on Saturday
to vote in their first elections since U.N. peacekeepers left two years ago. (REUTERS/
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police in India, 30 hurt

PATNA, India, (Reuters) At
least 30 people were injured
in the flood-hit eastern In-
dian state of Bihar when they
clashed with police demand-
ing food and clothes, wit-
nesses and officials said yes-
Hundreds of thousands of
people are hungry and homeless
in South Asia's worst flooding
in decades, and have complained
that help is yet to reach them,
while local politicians and offi-
cials have been caught stealing
meagre stocks of food.
Police used batons to dis-
perse villagers fighting for food
and relief material late on Friday
in Begusarai and Nalanda dis-
tricts of impoverished Bihar,
vast swathes of which have been
inundated by the annual mon-
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the police action, forcing au-
thorities to transfer some re-
lief officials.
"I have removed the con-
cerned administrative officer for
his uncalled for action on flood
victims seeking relief," said
Begusarai's top administrator,
Sanjeev Hans.
Villagers from the area said
there was no electricity as flood
waters swamped a power sta-
"We have increased supply
of food and relief to reach the
last stranded man," Satish
Chandra Jha, a senior official,
At least 61 new deaths by
drowning have been reported
from Bihar since Thursday
evening, raising the death toll in
the South Asian flood to nearly
700 in the past few weeks.
In neighboring Bangladesh,
drowning and disease killed an-
other 27 people overnight, offi-
cials said, taking the death toll
in the floods to 253.
As floodwaters receded, the
number of people suffering
with flood-related diseases has
increased, as outbreaks were re-
ported from all the 40 flood-af-

fected districts of the country,
an official said.
"We are receiving an in-
creased number of patients ev-
eryday, and last night the num-
bers have crossed 1,000," doc-
tor Azharul Islam Khan said at
a local hospital. "Mostly chil-
dren, women and elderly people
are suffering from diarrhoea."
Khan said diarrhoea could
soon turn into an epidemic
with officials estimating
nearly 4,500 people con-
tracting the disease during the
last 24 hours.
In Pakistan, 28 people, 26
of them in the port city of
Karachi, have died in rain-re-
lated accidents in southern
Sindh province over the past
two days, provincial health.
minister Syed Sardar Ahmed
told Reuters.
He said eight people died
of electrocution and 18 be-
cause of wall and roof col-
lapses in Karachi. (Addi-
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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Police officers are still powerless
to charge you esen if a breathalyser test proves you are
driving drunk.
President George Maxwell Richards has yet to assent to
the bill, making it law for a breathalyser test to be used m a
court case as evidence.
This has not stopped the police and Licensing Authority,
with the help of Arnme Alive and corporate sponsors, from
training personnel in the use of the technology which is ex-
pected to become law soon.
Twenrty-one men and women from the police, Licensing Au-
thority and a few corporations were certified as breath alcohol
instructors Friday.
Commenting on the need for the proper road traffic laws
Kirk Waithe of Arrive Ali e said that law enforcement currently
had no scientific method of measuring drunk drivers and speed.
"'The lack of empirical evidence makes it difficult, almost
impossible to charge and, successfully prosecute. Without the
necessary legislation and infrastructure, attempts at enforcement
of the law against drunk driving and speed wdl continue to be
minimal at best and so crashes and carnage due to these breaches
will not only continue, but continue to rise."
The training was facilitated by Mark Gilmer of the Saint
Louis-based Intoximeiers and Rose Environmental
The instructors were trained in the use of the Alcho Sensor
FST, a screener and the Alcho Sensor RBT, an evidential breath
The newly certified instructors are expected to train other
officers in the proper use of the equipment.
The training and graduation were held at Cascadia HoteL Si
ACP Mobile Donaldy Ferguson said -hat the police were
aiming to have "as much enforcement as possible", telling the
instructors that they would now be "going full steam ahead to
lest their training capabilities".
As of yesterday there were 141 road deaths, one less
than the same period last year.

At news conference held at
Saith's office at the NALIS
building in downtown Port of
Spain, Saith led a high-powered
team of energy ministry officials
who gave a breakdown of the
conclusions of the Ryder Scott
The report did not include
an audit of oil reserves.
Oil fields can often con-
tain natural gas which are
classified as separate from
fields where there is only
natural gas.
The news conference took
place days before Government
hosts a two-day conference on
the future of the nation's energy
sector at the Hilton Trinidad
next week.
At a People's National
Movement public meeting at
Maloney on Wednesday night,
Manning said: "After so many
years of a particular policy and
the changes that are taking place
internationally and domestically,
the time has come for the PNM
and the people of Trinidad and
Tobago to review the directions
we are taking on oil and gas and
to see whether new directions
are called for."

Saith said yesterday the
Ryder Scott audit showed was
there was an estimated 37 tril-
lion cubic feet (tcf), identified as
gas yet to be explored even
though the existing known re-
serves had declined.
"So it is not a simple
matter as if we are running
out of gas. What it is saying
is that you've got to do the
things necessary to get ex-
ploration going where there
is gas," Saith said.
Asked what would be the
ideal timeframe for new gas
finds, Saith said: "The
timeframe is you better get it
.by 2018 or 2020."
He expressed confidence
that new finds would be made
well before 2019 as two Cana-
dian companies, PetroCanada
and Canadian Superior and oth-
ers were set to begin explora-
It was energy ministry
senior energy analyst
Stephen Cupid who an-
nounced that the audit
showed based on a produc-
tion rate of 4.5 billion cubic
feet (bcf) of gas per day, "we
are assured of gas to 2019".

Saith earlier said that the
present demand on gas was 3.9
bcf per day and the government
had -allocated an additional 0.6
bcf for future projects.
He also said the total
amount of proven, possible and
probable reserves of gas either
now being used or known to be
in existence classified as
unrisked reserves had dropped
from 34.87 trillion cubic feet
(tcf) as of January 1, 2005 to
31.04 tcf as of January 1, 2007.
"Which means we have
been using more gas than we
have been bringing on stream
and available from the various
reserves that we have," Saith
He then pointed, out the au-
dit also included another classi-
fication of gas called exploration
reserves "which is what they
, believe exists out there but
which now cannot be taken into
account because some work has
to be done.
"And they have moved
from 32 trillion cubic feet to
37.1 trillion cubic feet, so
there has been an increase of
five trillion cubic feet of gas,"
Saith said.


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Trinidad and Tobago now has
only 12 years of natural gas
left to supply the multi-mil-
lion dollar gas-based projects
in the country.
The country therefore
needs to get more of the natural
gas that is its main source of
revenue into production in a
Energy Minister Dr Lenny
Saith maintained yesterday
there was no need to panic.
"Concern is not the word,"
he said.
Just two days after Prime
Minister Patrick Manning said
the time had come to see
whether "new directions are
called for" regarding the use of
oil and gas, the Energy Minis-
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present rate of production, there
would only be enough gas to last
until 2019. -
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the Houston-based firm Ryder
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THE PEOPLE'S National Congress Reform, which has
to contend with a serious credibility problem,
resulting from the conduct of elections at its recent
15th biennial congress on a flawed, unverified list of
eligible voters, seems anxious to return to street poli-
tics to divert attention from its own disunity and con-
flicting agendas.
At least this appears to be more than the implicit
threat that came from the PNCR leader, Robert Corbin,
during a comparatively modest placard-wielding group
of party supporters in Georgetown last week to dem-
onstrate opposition to the recent legislation approved
by the National Assembly to vest relevant supervisory
powers in the Chancellor of the Judiciary.
As it is with CARICOM states, where the head of
the judiciary is a Chief Justice armed with necessary
administrative/supervisory powers, it is felt that in
Guyana such powers should also reside in the Chan-
cellor under whose administration of the justice sys-
tem comes the Chief Justice as number two in the hi-
The problem seems not a legal but political one
in Guyana where Justice Carl Singh, whose substan-
tive position is that of Chief Justice, is yet to be con-
firmed as Chancellor, in accordance with constitutional

procedure, due to political opposition from the PNCR.
Had there been a settlement to this issue, then the
question of the most senior and qualified judge for el-
evation to the post of Chief Justice could also have been
resolved, with the understanding that the supervisory
powers being extended to the Chancellor in no signifi-
cant way diminishes the office of the Chief Justice.
Question is why only in Guyana should the head of
the judiciary (in this case the Chancellor) have less pow-
ers and functions than those of the Chief Justices who
are the recognized heads of the judiciary in their respec-
tive jurisdictions?
In the current circumstances, it is relevant that the
public, irrespective of political affinities, bear in mind that
there is evidently no demonstrated intentions by the
present government to return to the dark past of overt
and covert crippling political interference in the func-
tions of the judiciary.
It was a period of PNC rule when the doctrine of
"party paramountcy" had been extended -to that
party's flag also fluttering from the Court of Appeal build-
ing amid raging controversies over implications for the
rule of law. Surely, neither Mr Corbin nor his detractors
have forgotten that period.

New Culture
But times have changed and the mood now should
be in fostering a new political culture of mature consul-
tation, more bipartisan cooperation and statesmanship
in governance (involving ruling and opposition parties).
Instead of the self-serving posturings, political
arrogance and opportunism that contribute to sustaining
an undesirable political mood and climate in the coun-
The post-biennial congress politicking by the PNCR
leader over the approved legislation to extend relevant
supervisory powers in management of the judiciary by
the Chancellor coincided with passage last week of the
bill to "recall" parliamentarians who deviate from alle-
giance to the policies and programmes of the party on
whose electoral platform they were nominated to be MPs.
Still smarting from the exposure of the lack of elec-
toral democracy that had forced the withdrawal from the
party elections of Vincent Alexander and his colleagues
of what came to be known as "Team Alexander", the

PNCR leader appeared in no mood for reconciliation
last Thursday when the National Assembly passed the
"recall bill".
While the PPP/C and PNCR were strongly united
in passage of the legislation, long in coming but has-
tened with the "floor-crossings" that eventually resulted
in formation of The Alliance, two of Alexander's prin-
cipal and influential backers (MPs McAllister and
Backer), chose to abstain from the "recall" vote.
Alexander himself is not an MP. He is one of the
PNCR's representatives on the Guyana Elections
Commission. But, like colleagues such as Backer and
McAllister, he too faces the threat of discipline by the
party (whatever the manner to be determined).
This "discipline" would be based on a motion ap-
proved at the biennial congress to deal with perceived
internal "lawlessness" as claimed to have been mani-
fested for the biennial congress, and highlighted in the
split over the controversial voting to elect the leader
and all members of the Central Executive Committee.
While the PNCR seeks to address its own internal
problems and avoid negative competitive politicks in
anti-government "militancy"-under the guise of defend-
ing "the rule of law" (sic) and enhancing democracy-
President Bharrat Jagdeo's administration has an obli-
gation to be more forthcoming in reaching out for prin-
cipled accommodation with the. opposition, in the na-
tional interest, and enhance the consultative process.
After all, one-hand can't clap, and due recognition
should be given to the limits of using a parliamentary
majority as substitute for effective consultation on sen-
sitive legislative matters and improved governance.

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A 'David vs

Goliath9 battle

In quest for new ACP/EU partnership

The EC was to subse-
quently claim ."misinterpreta-
tion" on the linkage on aid and
trade by the ACP. There,
however, continues to be rising
tension in negotiations for EPAs
between the EU and ACP.
In the view of OXFAM In-
ternational, the British group
that energetically lobbies for free
and fair trade for the poor and
developing nations, the EPAs
process is a problem of "un-
equal partners".

In the face of what ACP ne-
gotiators had identified as "stub-
born resistance" by the EC for
practical adjustments in negotia-
tions and "less arrogance", the
European Parliament (EP) had
approved a resolution last June
that called for enlightened pro-
visions in the EPA's to benefit
ACP countries.
For example, the EP resolu-
tion suggested provisions in the
EPAs that would recognize that
ACP countries have "a clear


WITH THE clock ticking
away on the impending sign-
ing, by year end, for a new
"economic partnership" be-
tween the European Union
(EU) and the African, Carib-
bean and Pacific (ACP) states,
this region's negotiators are
warning against an old Euro-
pean tactic of "divide and
rule" that must be
strenuousy resisted.
The quest for regional Eco-
nomic Partnership Agreements
(EPAs) has been likened by
some Caribbean and European
commentatorss to a "David vs
Goliath" sequel as the expand-
ing global economy continues to
move away i'rom trade prefer-
Such prelferenci-s, covered in
ihc existing olonouio Aigc-
nuiemi'" simned in hi Alricaii ,tlItI
I l i'c ] iII 2 ) iiolw cnlii
-ii a or lhi i ilt'iiih l ''i l tnI il t',i .

iL6 wht'i., m i i) ci'hl i i[) v lli'dIi

of Least Developed Countries
(LDCs), while the European
Union seems anxious to further
expand its markets to exports
from its own membership.
This weekend, the Carib-
bean Regional Negotiating Ma-
chinery (CRNM) is launching a,
series of "consultative mis-
sions" within the
CARIFORUM group of coun-
tries (CARICOM plus Domini-
can Republic) on strategies to
achieve maximum trade and eco-
nomic benefits under the EPAs.
The first consultation is
schedule J !'or tomorrow in
Guyana. the CARICOM state
that stands to F-e the biggest re-
gional loser if noc EU gets its
way on scuttling the Sugar Pro-
tocol pro\ ided for in the exist-
ing Colonu Agreement.
Wbai ';c ?y-ilne'licr ,'ACP

CA I. 5'L' !, ) lim:'.i .i~cr p;.;..
;i' l .i I -' I!";I.,Y ,1" ;'''
'reti,' , i! ucl li lo vit ,'!
aid~'0 iiC mil cxlm rls. Il kI' t'.u 'ir
and litiithi h. liave he'n inerc ; h .-

ingly eroded, according to re-
gional negotiators.
For the Caribbean. it started
with a deal that went terribly
sour for Windward Islands ba-
nanas. Now comes the serious
threat of a gutted Sugar Proto-
col (SP) under the guise of a
more promising approach for
aid and trade with the EPAs be-
ing negotiated.
The EPA concept was ini-
tially devised by the European
Commission (EC) for negotiated
arrangements with the six re-
gions involving the ACP bloc of

Consensus Spirit
Emphasis was placed
shifting away from concesi;
ary acce, io urIO"'s
market ard Iocu-;" n'.)n, o

conlsis rl 0I)

Al thtf ic.'"inliil- )I |1]-'- l-,
ions for lhc te ,' L.0:.
be' >niplie.lcd in advance il ;t

new UU/ACP accord to replace
the Cotonou agreement signed
seven years ago, there were dec-
larations from the ACP coun-
tries to seek consensus on all
major issues before separately
concluding accords for the re-
spective six regions.
Commitment to honour lhi.
consensus spirit in EPA nego-
tiations with the EU remains a
major challenge as the ACP min-
isterial council strategies to
tfustrate initiatives by the Eu-
ropean Commission (EC).
A major sticking point -for
the Caribbean region relates to
the apparent determinantn b
the EC to abandon the S',;unl
Protocol. due lo expire .1: ihn'
ind of0' Scpteihber 200) .
Si, ,Jc .!'iiniiled. app..: o
llai i! ; l.r Lcd b ilh,." \ 'k!'

';i l ill \ t ,, ' ,
>< J '. i I 'r ,itCI I 1' i l ,l i


The. EU Trade Commis-
sioner Peter Mandelson has
been arguing that the EPAs rep-
resented "our only real oppor-
tunil', t stop the further slide
i ACT.'' Irade into commodity
elpeni.iLncc and decreasing ti-

OXFAM's support
i, s parI ) ':"' \1 !,.
6 i :, ti \h I1! ll

,iltId. oiln "or ih i-,
i'k 1 Io *\( .",pl'T

right to choose whether to ex-
tend the negotiations beyond
trade in goods.."
It also urged that if negotia-
tions for the EPAs cannot be
completed for the end of 2007.
as originally envisaged. its et-
ioris nmusl he directed to avoid-
inl mIncerliintices within the ACP
, 'I ,: trade in c,)ilm odilie's ptr(
, ii c d -' r ir 11 ,' ;1',ild 22

(PhI'a1e 1t''n !tC ppt" e se C i0-


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007 7

Bio-energy fueling

interest in Caribbean

by Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

It's interesting that every-
where in the Caribbean these
days, the big issue everyone
seems to be talking about is
bio-fuels and renewable en-
ergy such as wind, solar and
Last week, Guyana hosted
a seminar on expanding bio-en-
ergy opportunities in the Car-
ibbean. Several months earlier,
Trinidad hosted a similar Carib-
bean conference.
At the agriculture donors'
conference held in June in Port
of Spain, the European Invest-
ment Bank found that the larg-
est number of applications for
funding were in the area of agro-
energy and bio-fuels.
With countries in the region
highly dependent on imported
fossil fuel and facing increasing
oil bills annually, it's important
that they have an energy secu-
rity strategy that combines en-
ergy conservation and efficiency
with investments in renewable
Consider the region's cur-
rent predicament regarding their
high dependence on imported
fossil fuel. With the lone excep-
tion of Trinidad and Tobago, all
other countries are net oil im-
In 2004, the Caribbean im-
ported more than 163 million
barrels of petroleum fuels, cost-
ing in excess of US$6.5 billion.
The cost of imported oil in
Jamaica, as an example, grew by
41 percent in 2005, by 30 per-
cent in 2006, and is projected to
pass US$2 billion this year, al-
most as much as the country's
The huge finances that small
economies have to pay for oil
impacts adversely on their de-
velopment plans. It places a
crippling burden on the State's
budget to improve essential so-
cial services such as health and
education or even increase fund-
ing for anti-crime measures or
improve the lives of senior citi-
zens and the differently-abled

among us.
It was also welcome news
that the CARICOM Secretariat
plans to establish a dedicated
Energy Unit which would also
focus on the renewable energy/
bio-fuel sector to help the re-
gion in developing or expanding
projects along these lines.
The secretariat has already
been pursuing the Caribbean
Renewable Energy Develop-
ment Programme, aimed at re-
moving barriers to the increased
use of renewable energies and
reducing implementation costs.
Earlier this year, the IDB
teamed up with CARICOM to
finance a study on expanding
bio-fuel opportunities in Ja-
maica, Guyana and Barbados.
The study showed that
with the right reforms and in-
vestments, each of these coun-
tries could substitute at least 10
percent of their current gasoline
consumption with domestic
ethanol fuel.
The countries, for instance,
could co-generate a total of 100
megawatts of electricity by
burning sugar cane bagasse.
Interestingly, early commer-
cial development of a gasifica-
tion process to convert bagasse
into a gas to produce energy to
power generating plants to pro-
duce electricity is taking place
in the UK.
Barbadian Andrea Jordan, a
researcher at Newcastle Univer-
sity said there has been "early
commercial" development of the
gasification process which can
increase the amount of electric-
ity produced from organic ma-
terials by more than 3.5 times.
This method can contribute
up to 30 per cent of the elec-
tricity demand in countries such
as Barbados, Guyana,
Dominica, St Kitts and Grenada
where agriculture waste material
can be used.
Potential investors have in-
dicated interest in the develop-
ment or expansion of bio-etha-
nol enterprises in the region,
particularly in Guyana and Ja-

A 'David vs ...
(From page six)
unity, the ACP Council of Ministers are currently pursu-
ing a new strategy to win more time and substance in the EPAs
negotiation processes.
ACP Heads of Government have been requested to engage
in direct interventions with their European counterparts to se-
cure much more than losses from a scuttled Sugar Protocol,
which is a "legally-binding" inter-governmental accord in the
expiring Contonou Agreement
Consequently, the combined lobbying efforts for the EPAs
reflect what ACP negotiators view as "a true spirit of partner-
ship" and not knee-jerk reactions to the dictates of the EU, now
ACP Heads of Government, ministers responsible for for-
eign trade and development issues; network of ambassadors and,
in the case of the Caribbean the Regional Negotiating Maclun-
ery and CARICOM Secretariat.
Expressing a shared anxiety for transparency in nego-
tiations with the EU for the new "economic partnership"
relations, the Windward Islands Farmers Association
(WINFA) has warned that after "the betrayal" by Europe
over the region's trade in bananas, "Caribbean people must
be on the alert against further efforts at divide and rule..."

Trinidad, although a pro-
ducer of oil and gas, has been
exporting ethanol to the US over
the past two years and CLICO,
the parent of the ethanol com-
pany has indicated an interest in
expanding ethanol production
by the resuscitation of the sugar
industry that has now officially
closed down.
Jamaica is leading the region
in producing and exporting etha-
nol now a growth industry -
and there are plans for its ex-
pansion as American demand for *
bio-fuels climbs.
Global Energy Ventures
Limited (GEV), was the latest
company receiving approval
from the Jamaican government
to construct a 60 million gallon
ethanol dehydration plant to
process some five million gal-
lons of hydrous ethanol
Last April, this company
signed a Memorandum of Un-
derstanding with the Guyanese
Government on the possibility
of producing ethanol.
Poultry producer, Jamaica
Broilers has shipped its first
volumes output from its 60-gal-
lon ethanol dehydration plant
while state-owned oil refinery,
Petrojam, which has a 40 mil-
lion gallon ethanol dehydration
plant plans to expand produc-
tion of ethanol by constructing
a new 60 million gallon plant.
Jamaica Ethanol Processing,
which is majority owned by the
US-based ED&F Man also op-

crates a 60 million gallon plant.
The Jamaican Government
is currently in the process of di-
vesting the assets of the its
sugar company which owns the
five state-owned sugar factories
to short list investors with in-
terest in ethanol production.
In Guyana which has a huge
Jand mass, a number of compa-
nies from Brazil, the US and In-
dia has expressed interest in in-
vesting in bio-fuelVagro-energy
Just last week, Georgetown
received a US$850,000 grant
from Japan through the IDB to
screen bio-energy proposals and
which would help to jump start
investment for bio-fuel produc-
tion and co-generation using bio-
But with all this potentially
positive results from investing
in bio-fuels, there must be cau-
tion over the impact that in-
creased demand forbio-fuels the
world over will have on food
prices even for food importing
countries such as ours and on
poor populations
Recent studies conducted
by the Universities of Minne-
sota and Massachusetts, noted
that the Caribbean region is al-
ready facing substantial hikes in
its food import bill as a result
of rising corn prices in the
United States.
Rising corn prices are trig-
gered by the continual expan-
sion of the corn-based ethanol
industry and the knock-on ef-
fects on food prices for both to-

cal consumption and export.
One of the studies indicates
that increased corn-based etha-
nol production in the US could
push corn prices up by -20 per
cent by 2010 and 41 per cent
by 2020.
These price increases could
also affect the production of rice
and wheat since farmers have
already begun converting their
fields to corn in response to in-
creased demand for the com-
modity in the ethanol industry.
A recent joint Organization
for Economic Cooperation and
Development/ Food and Agri-
cultural Organization (OECD/
FAO) report also warns that the
current upward trend in world
food prices could continue over
the next decade as increased glo-
bal demand for bio-fuels contin-
ues to create fundamental
changes in agricultural markets.
The report which examined
the global agricultural outlook
up to 2017. says that while the
current increase in food prices
can be attributed to drought in
food-growing areas and low
stocks, the diversion of agricul-
tural commodities to the bio-fuel
industry will result in structural
changes that could well maintain
relatively high prices for many
agricultural products.
While reduced crop sur-
pluses and the decline in export
subsidies are also contributing
to long-term market changes, the
growing use of cereals, sugar,
oilseed and vegetable oil to pro-
duce fossil fuel substitutes such

as ethanol and bio-diesel, is the
principal reason for the feared
protracted increase in the prices
of agricultural commodities.
Apart from the impact of
bio-fuel production on crop
prices, the demand for agricul-
tural products is also impacting
on animal feed costs and, indi-
rectly, on livestock prices.
-According to the OECD/
FAO report annual maize-based
ethanol production is expected
to double between 2006 and
2016 while in Europe the
amount of oilseed used for bio-
fuels is set to grow from just
over 10 million tons to around
21 million tons over the same
Ethanol production is ex-
pected to reach around 44 bil-
lion litres by 2016 while China
is expected to increase its etha-
nol production from the current
level of 1.8 billion litres to 3.8
billion litres over the same pe-
The million dollar ques-
tion that perhaps should be
asked in light of these re-
ports, is how should coun-
tries balance investments in
agro-energy and ensure that
food and commodity prices
remain at a minimum.

The U.S.-China puzzle

for the Caribbean

By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business
executive and former
Caribbean diplomat)

A growing problem of deterio-
rating economic relations be-
tween the US and China has
implications for Caribbean
economies particularly those
who have fixed the value of
their currencies to the US
In the tourist islands of the
Caribbean such as Antigua and
Barbuda, Barbados and St Lucia,
the effect of the weak US dol-
lar has been masked by a rise in
the number of European tour-
ists, particularly from Britain,
who are benefiting from the in-
creased spending power of their
But should a collapse of the
US dollar occur as a conse-
quence of Chinese government
action, Caribbean economies,
whose currencies are tied to the
US dollar and whose financial
institutions hold reserves and
bonds denominated in US dol-
lars, could be badly hurt.
The problem between the
US and China has been simmer-
ing steadily now for a few

years. But. it has suddenly
loomed large as China regards it-
self as economically powerful
enough to threaten a collapse of
the US dollar.
The Chinese threat came in
the wake of a bill drafted by a
group of US senators, and
backed by the Senate Finance
Committee, that calls for trade
tariffs against Chinese goods.
This bill is intended as retalia-
tion against China who many US
congressman accuse of manipu-
lating the value of the Chinese
yuan so that it remains
artificially low.
The yuan has appreciated 9
per cent against the dollar over
the last two years. In the mean-
time, China's trade surplus
reached $26.9 billion in June.
China argues that its cur-
rency is not under valued. Chi-
nese officials claim that their
goods are more efficiently pro-
duced and are therefore more
competitively priced an argu-
ment that the US is simply not
America's achilles heel with
China is its huge debt; a debt
that is has accumulated to pay
for both its budget deficit and
its balance of trade deficit.

China holds a great deal of the
paper related to US debt. Its
foreign reserves stands at $1.3
trillion and it is reported to be
holding S900 billion in a mix of
US bonds.
Wha-: hinese office ls are
now rep -d to be saying is
that if the US Congress does in-
stitute tariffs against Chinese
goods. China may liquidate its
US dollar holdings.
The China lDuly reports
He Fanm. an official at the ('Ch
nese Ac.ldellm of Social Set

ences, as saying: "China has
accumulated a large sum of US
dollars. Such a big sum, of which
a considerable portion is in US
treasury bonds, contributes a
great deal to maintaining the po-
sition of the dollar as a reserve
currency. Russia, Switzerland,
and several other countries have
reduce' the their dollar hold-
He added, "China is un-
likely to follow suit as long as
the yuan's exchange rate is
stable against the dollar. The
Chinese central bank will be
forced to sell dollars once the
yuan appreciated dramatically,
which might lead to a mass de-
preciation of the dollar".
How much of this is
brinksmanship by the Chinese
and how much is real intent is
left to be seen.
If it is brinksmanship, the
Chinese are pushing it pretty far
Already without any dras-
tic action by the Chinese, the US
economy is in difficulty. The
declining value of the US dollar.
the rapid fall in the .alu of
house prices and the quitndtrN
of the (IS 'da'idoal r"',\c k\er

(Please turn to page nine)

8/11/2007. 6:54 PM




The People's Progressive Party Region 4 Vice Chairman Mohamed Khan and the RDC s Chief Whip Kwame Mckoy
speaking to residents at Waiakabra on the Soesdyke Highway ________ _

Region 4RDC

outreach continues
THE Region 4 Regional Democratic Council continued its outreach
this weekend with visits to the communities of Waiakabra and Hill
Foot on the Soesdyke Highway. The Councillors led by the People's
Progressive Party Region 4 Vice Chairman Mohamed Khan and the
RDC's Chief Whip Kwame Mckoy met and interacted with mem-
bers of those communities, addressing concerns and social issues.
This is an ongoing outreach by PPP councillors to assist in the de-
livery of regional and government services to communities.

(From page three)
can boast of having their entire
city as a hotspot.
The move is part of
Broadband's plan to pursue
bridging the digital divide. Yong
says by September of next year,
communities across the coast
without telephone lines would
be able to have internet connec-
tivity once they have a com-

Yong's company, almost six
years into the business of being a
Wireless Internet Service Provider
(WISP) sees their vision being able
to far outweigh the government's
vision to make the internet acces-
sible to most, if not, the entire
population in five years.
Currently, they provide
wireless Broadband service to
large and small business, gov-
ernment, education and residen-
tial customers.
"...We hope to grow in size
and profits, and build a nation-,
wide network so that the
Guyanese rich and poor would be
able to emerge in the 21st century
on equal footing with the devel-
oping world," Yong is quoted on
the company's website as saying.
For a young company,
Broadband had only a year ago
achieved great success, with its
products and services are sourced
to customers in South America,
The Caribbean and Africa.
But Yong is more upbeat
about the.wireless internet
service Broadband provides to
communities deep in
Guyana's jungles and

International Youth Day

An occasion to reflect

on nation's future

Minister Anthony
GUYANA joins with the international community todat ito oh-
ser'e International Youth Dai 2007. to be held under the theme
,Be seen. be heard. %outh participation for development'.
The daN., whichh is desiefiaied 'h ilhe IUnictd Nation. iLrUN
as setl aide to focu. i-n issueP rele ant to policies, and progranmme,
to piomote outih deleiopnmint utlh specific emphasis on socio
econonuc ci il. cultural and poliucal opportuntuie,
Minister of Culture. Youth and Sports Frank Anihon\. in
his International Youth Da\ niessage. adid go'.ernment.
ieco:,ising that Gu\ana'.s .':,uth populanon is 62 percent, hjs
implemiented numerous' ,.!e\elopmerin and emp,., erment
prograninmes for Lij_ sector
in excess of $IB has been spent on progra-iunes which seek
tl:, pro, tide south \'lt-itri various skills for life and enable then
to confidently venture into the world of work
Some of these programmries include the President': Youth
.Au ard Repuhlic of Gu.ana iPY.ARGi. the President's Youth
Choice Irunative iPYCIi. the Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Train-
ing YESTP progranufie and the National Training Programme
l-.r Youih Empoweruieni.
The PYCI is ihe brainchild of Head of State Pre.ideni
Jagdeo v.ho. in his \iIi it communmies across the counirv. in-
leracred o ith man\ oui-of-school \ouths wKho are desirous of
.iltaining skills or jobh
Gti eninieni [hrouglh ihe Department of sports in the Mln-
isir\ ah.o disbursed nulhion', for the pro vision of sports facili-
ties, equipment. coaching programmers and a school curriculum
for school \ouths
Nlini;er Anthonm noted that Go ernmeni is counted to
fulfilling us future obligati-ons for adequate raminmg.
He alluded to a $1 SB training programme which %itll calci
for 25.00(.1 ouths in \arious skills areas and ihe creation of a
Job bank % which \ ill be established 1to form a coalmon between
employers and prospecnte youths.
The Minister also referred to several other programme, on
goeremnientl' agenda:. which seeks io foster community collabo-
ration, promote health lite-tiles through STI anid HIV/IDS
education and av.,arencs, .and encourage acui\e pautcipaiion in
the arts. culture and sp.'is
Additionall. a NaLuonal YouLh Pohc:, is under re, vision, along
k ith the National Youth Commnision
"\\e must use occasions such as International Youth DDo
to plan and embak on profound lasung exercises in the cause
of ,outh One area. esen if not popular. could be a serious.
anali ucal re ew .l h ,N sonme pre'. %ou- south mninan es failed.
in a ielati.'e sense \%e need to aor.',se wh\ this happened and
learnT lesunz fioni th,..e effort' sO- lha' future inibal.'e-_ ran
benefit from these in ights," Mlinitier Anthions sa.d
He pointed out that the NMnistr) i willing to work uonh
youth groups to analyse failures and work to ensure that fu-
ture progranmues succeed.
The Ministry, in collaboration with the United Nations.
will mark the occasion with a preliminary International
Youth Day Exhibition and Exposition at the Carifesta
Sports Complex. The event will showcase the various tal-
ents of Guyanese youths.



e l Water Street. Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana

Phone: 223.5061162 Fax: 223.5061,


Forestry Training Centre Incorporated has vacancies
for the following positions:

(1) Operations Officer. To assist generally with
logistical aspects of training programmes. Applicants
with a First Degree in Forestry preferred.

(2) Cook: The cook will be based at the field station and
will assist with providing meals for up to forty persons. A
male cook is preferred. Applicants must have a valid
Food Handler's Certificate.

(3) Driver: The driver will be based at the field
station. Applicants must submit have a valid Driver's
License for car/van, bus and truck and should submit a
valid police clearance certificate (Form C. 13)

Persons interested in any of the aforementioned positions
should submit a written application, along with two
recent references, not later than August 25,2007. Please
call 223-5061 for additional information.


The Caribbean Forum of the ACP States has received financing from the European
Commission through a e24 million grant agreement. Programme support involves
actions at Caribbean regional level and in its two exporting countries: Guyana and
Suriname. The National component stands to benefit from approximately 11.705
million and it will be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).

In the process of establishing a fully functional Guyana Rice Project Management Unit
(GRPMU), which will manage the implementation of the Guyana component, the
Ministry of Agriculture now invites applications from suitable persons to fill the
following positions:

Accountant and Administrative Officer

The detailed job descriptions for these positions are available from the Office of the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agricultures during working hours.

Interested applicants are required to submit their applications, enclosing a recent
Curriculum Vitae and full contact details to:

Office of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent & Vlissengen Roads
Georgetown, Guyana

The closing time and date for the receipt of the applications is the close of business at
16:30h on Monday August 20,2007.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12;'2007_9

By Gwynne Dyer

"There's going to be a civil
war." You heard it all the
time in the old Soviet Union
at the end of the 1980s. People
fretted about it constantly in
South Africa in 1994. They
have been worrying about it
in Lebanon for the past year.
Now they're predicting it for
Pakistan but nine times out
of ten, the forecast is false.
The Soviet Union broke up
with remarkably little violence,
although there were some nasty
little wars in various non- Rus-
sian republics down south.
Apartheid's end in South Africa
was astonishingly non-violent,
given all that had gone before.
There was a ghastly civil war in
Lebanon in the late 70s and 80s,
but the odds are better than
even that there will not be an-
other. And there probably won't
be a disaster in Pakistan either.
"We are very scared," Sena-
tor Enver Baig of the opposi-
tion Pakistan People's Party
told the "Guardian" last.week.
"If we don't mend our ways, it
could spell the end of the coun-
try. The Islamists have sleeper
cells in every city. We could
have a civil war." And if the "Is-
lamists" won that civil war, then
people with a world-view not
dissimilar to Osama bin Laden's
would control a country with
165 million people, an army of
600,000 men, and an estimated
fifty nuclear weapons.
But the civil war hasn't

happened yet, and it may never
come to that. In fact, there are
as many hopeful signs as fright-
ening ones in the current turmoil
in Pakistan, although it is get-
ting hard to read the tea-leaves.
Pakistan is certainly becom-
ing unstable. The government
has effectively lost control in
the tribal belt along the frontier
with Afghanistan, which is in-
creasingly dominated by pro-
Taliban militants. The week-
long siege of radical Islamists
holed up in the Red Mosque in
Islamabad, the capital, in mid-
July culminated in the deaths of
over a hundred militants and sol-
The military dictator who
has ruled Pakistan since 1999,
General Pervez Musharraf, is a
living incarnation of the phrase
"one-bullet regime": he has al-
ready survived four assassina-
tion attempts. More than 200
Pakistani soldiers and civilians
have died in terrorist attacks
since the Red Mosque incident,
and the alarmists are predicting
civil war and Islamist take-over.
On the other hand, there is
a thriving free press in Pakistan,
including (at last) independent
television stations that actually
report the news. The economy
has been growing fast in recent
years, and at least a bit of the
new prosperity is trickling
down to the impoverished ma-
President Musharraf is the
fourth general to seize power in
Pakistan's sixty-year history,

but the country always returns
to civilian rule in the end. And
late last month Pakistan's su-
preme court, in an act of defi-
ance against military rule, threw
out Musharraf's accusations of
corruption against the chief jus-
tice, Iftikhar Muhammad
The charges were fabricated
to ensure that the chief justice
did not interfere with the
general's plans for another five-
year presidential term. (He
planned to have himself re-ap-
pointed by very same national
and regional assemblies, chosen
in rigged elections in 2002, that
obediently voted to appoint him
five years ago without any
new election to renew their

membership.) What actually
happened, however, was that
the charges, turned Chaudhry
into a national hero and a focus
for resistance to the continua-
tion of thinly disguised military.
There is a good chance that
this crisis could end in a resto-
ration of civilian democracy in
Pakistan: that is how all three
previous bouts of military rule
ended. The fanatics and the ex-
tremists dominate the sparsely
populated areas along the Af-
ghan frontier because the popu-
lation there is identical to the
Pashtuns across the border who
are the main base of the Taliban
in Afghanistan, and they have
been radicalised by 28 years of

foreign occupation and civil war
in that country. But the vast
majority of Pakistanis live down
in the flat, fertile lands along the
rivers, and what they want is
not martyrdom but peace, jus-
tice and prosperity.
They stand a better chance
of getting those things if democ-
racy returns, even if previous
intervals of democracy in Paki-
stan have usually ended in mas-
sive corruption and paralysis as
the political class fought over
the spoils. Musharraf is prob-
ably on the way out unless he
declares martial law under the
pretext of fighting the Islamists


Forecasts of Disaster

The US-China puzzle for ...

(From page seven)

%whether or not to cut inter-
est rates underscore the great
uncertainties that now bedevil
the economy.
ULS politicians are e%-
trenel\ sensitive to the fact
thai with o\er 44 per cent ofr
its national debt in foreign con-
trol, the Amencan economy is
\ vulnerable particularly\ to China
which holds so much of it. The
issue i- beginning to gain im-
portance in the campaign to
elect the next Preisident. Lead-
ing Democratic Parts candi-

date, Hilary Clinton. has actu-
ally called for re.inctive legis-
lation to present the US being
"held hostage to economic
decicions being made in
Beijing. Shanghai. or Tokyo".
Hoevter. the US Treasury
Secretary Henrr Paulson gaees
the impression of being less
concerned about the effect of
the Chinese following through
with the threat-o sell off the
dol ir He is on record as say-
mg, "the Chinese are the second-
largest holder of U.S Treasur-
ies. but .%hat the Chinese hold
in treasuries is less than one

da) 's trading olunie in treasur-
ies. We have a broad. hqwd mar-
ket "
Paulson makes the "alid
point that 'China s economic
relationship with the United
States is \er> important to
both countries. It's beneficial
for us. and it is beneficial for
them. We hate tensions that %e
have to deal with on both
What all this underscores is
the vulnerability of other coun-
tries espec iall small ones to
the disputes of large powers
And it forces the question:

should countries %%hose cur-
rency exchange raIes are fixed to
the US dollar sLay \ith the US
dollar or peg the %alue of their
money against a basket of na-
Jor currencies "
For Caribbean countries
whose main trade is with the
U[S and whose debt is mainly
denominated in US dollars,
the option, at least for non.
would seem to be to stay with
the [IS dollar. But. it is an
issue that requires careful
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- and it is not certain that the
army would follow him if he did.
So he is trying for fake
democratisation. Twice. in Janu-
ary and again last month, he has
met secretly in Abu Dhabi with
Benazir Bhutto, the exiled head
of the largest opposition party,
trying to make a deal that
would let her return as prime
minister (for the third time) but
leave him as president. That
would be a big mistake on
Bhutto's part, but it wouldn't
be the first.
Despite the highly
publicised violence in Pakistan,
there is little chance that it will
fall under Taliban-style rule.
There is perhaps a one-in-three
probability that Musharraf will
cut a deal with Bhutto that
leaves him in power for a while,
but that wouldn't really end the
And the odds on a return to
real democracy within the year
are probably better than even.
It would be nice if
Pakistan's fractious and venal
politicians could make it
work this time.
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based independent
journalist whose articles
are published in 45


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2) by changing the fraction
of solar radiation that is re-
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3) by altering the longwave
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FAQ 1.1, Figure 1. Estimate of the Earth's annual and global mean energy balance. Over the long term, the amount of
incoming solar radiation absorbed by the Earth and atmosphere is balanced by the Earth and atmosphere releasing
the same amount of outgoing longwave radiation. About half of the incoming solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth's
surface. This energy is transferred to the atmosphere by warming the air in contact with the surface (thermals), by
evapotranspiration and by longwave radiation that is absorbed by clouds and greenhouse gases. The atmosphere in
turn radiates longwave energy back to Earth as well as out to space. Source: Kiehl and Trenberth (1997).

The amount of energy
reaching the top of Earth's at-
mosphere each second on a sur-
face area of one square metre
facing the Sun during daytime is
about 1,370 Watts, and the
amount of energy per square
metre per second averaged over
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of this (see Figure 1).
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Roughly two-thirds of this
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Light-coloured areas of Earth's
surface mainly snow, ice and
deserts reflect the remaining
one-third of the sunlight.
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aerosol-produced reflectivity
comes when major volcanic
eruptions eject material very
high into the atmosphere.
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sols out of the atmosphere in a
week or two, but when material
from a violent volcanic eruption
is projected far above the high-
est cloud, these aerosols typi-
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about a year or two before fall-
ing into the troposphere and be-
ing carried to the surface by
precipitation. Major volcanic
eruptions can thus cause a drop
in mean global surface tempera-
ture of about half a degree
celsius that can last for months
or even years. Some man-made
aerosols also significantly reflect

The energy that is not re-
flected back to space is absorbed
by the Earth's surface and atmo-
sphere. This amount is approxi-
mately 240 Watts per square
metre (W m-2). To balance the
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same amount of energy back to
The Earth does this by
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tinuously. That is the heat en-
ergy one feels radiating out from
a fire; the warmer an object. the
more heat energy it radiates. To
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ture of around -19'C. This is
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that actually exist at the Earth's
surface (the global mean surface
temperature is about 14C). In-

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such effect.
Clouds, on the other hand,
do exert a blanketing effect simi-
lar to that of the greenhouse
gases, however, this effect is
offset by their reflectivity, such
that on average, clouds tend to
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sIuNnAY ICHRONLMEt IAuoujt 12. 2007

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foreign citizenship

By Hubert Williams

Bridgetown, Barbados -
Suddenly, an issue which had
long lain hidden under the
political mats in many Car-
ibbean countries has reared
up into public discourse in St.
Kitts and Nevis, regarding
people in prominent tax-paid
positions, including members
of parliament, who hold dual
citizenship and therefore are
feared to have a prior alle-
giance to a foreign power.
St. Kitts and Nevis is not
unique in this regard, for the Car-
ibbean is a very fluid society, so
it is common to find nationals at
all levels in all the countries hav-
ing foreign citizenship or a
'green card', thereby keeping
open their option of 'living' in
both places at the same time.
One of the most effective
ways of determining these mat-
ters is to note carefully who
goes into which queue/line when
Caribbean-originated airline
flights arrive at Miami Interna-
tional, New York's John F.
Kennedy and Boston's Logan
In recent years there have
been murmurings in a number of
Caribbean jurisdictions, but
somehow there appears always
to have been some accommoda-
tion and the initial complaints
would simmer and then disap-
pear from public print, because
so often even the complainant
has his 'cloven hoof'.
The resumed debate in

Basseterre, highlighted today
(Thursday) in a BBC-Caribbean
report, is said to have begun
with a query of how a Kittitian-
born senior opposition member
of parliament came to hold US
citizenship, but the report
noted that the debate "has es-
calated to include MPs from
both the ruling St. Kitts Nevis
Labour Party and opposition
People's Action Movement."
It went on to quote the
country's former Attorney
General and United Nations
Ambassador Delano Bart as
having explained that the consti-
tution was very clear about the
criteria of citizenship, which
MPs must fulfill before they
could be elected.
"If you are a citizen of an-
other country but are also a citi-
zen of St. Kitts, one looks to see
how you became a citizen of
that country, for instance if your
. parents were born there, then
that's a matter of the operation
of the law. What the law pro-
hibits would be citizenship
which was acquired as a conse-
quence of your own acts, this
is interpreted to mean that you
swore allegiance to a foreign
power, government and state."
It is unknown what more
Mr. Bart might have told the
BBC, but, clearly, the point of
view attributed to him addresses
just a part of the citizenship dif-
ficulties confronting high-placed
officials who have indepen-
dently assumed citizenship of
another country, most times the

USA. the United Kingdom and
It has been my privilege on
a few occasions to sit in among
guests at swearing-in ceremo-
nies of immigrants from the
Caribbean and all across the
world being accorded their pre-
cious American citizenship.
Without fail, every time, with
hands over hearts, they all
pledge the following:
"I hereby declare, on oath,
.that I absolutely and entirely re-
nounce and abjure all allegiance
and fidelity to any foreign
prince, potentate, state, or sov-
ereignty of whom or which I
have heretofore been a subject
or citizen; that I will support
and defend the Constitution and
laws of the United States of
America against all enemies, for-
eign and domestic; that I will
bear true faith and allegiance to
the same; that I will bear arms
on behalf of the United States
when required by law; that I
will perform noncombatant ser-
vice in the Armed Forces of the
United States when required by
the law; that I will perform
work of national importance un-
der civilian direction when re-
quired by the law; and that I
take this obligation freely with-
out any mental reservation or
purpose of evasion; so help me
God. In acknowledgment
whereof I have hereunto affixed
my signature."
Latterly, there has been
some adjustment which relaxes
the rigidity of the section about

"bearing arms on behalf of the
United States", a ridiculous re-
quirement for, say, my mother
(nearing 98) who took the oath
and became a citizen when in
her 80s.
In light of the Oath, which
is very clear and specific, and
mandatory for all new natural-
ized Americans, the major diffi-
culty which dual-citizen
Kittitians (and others highly
placed in Caribbean officialdom)
would seem to be facing is not
so much that "they swore alle-
giance to a foreign power, gov-
ernment or state", but that they
at the same time consciously,
deliberately and explicitly re-
nounced their former citizen-
Now, if those members of
parliament and/or of government
in St. Kitts and Nevis who are
'dual' were to allow themselves
to be prodded by the current
controversy into renouncing-
American, or whatever other
citizenship they hold, could it
be assumed that they would au-

tomatically revert to the origi-
nal citizenship which they had
previously renounced, or would
they be required to file an ap-
plication formally requesting
that the status be restored?
The framers of national
constitutions in the English-
speaking Caribbean (and these
instruments, coming out of
London as they did, are very
similar, not identical) had con-
templated the possibility of
some members of their popula-
tions wanting at some point in

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time to denounce their citizen-
ship in preference to status else-
where. So they pronounce on
who is a citizen, who can be-
come a citizen; and how citizen-
ship could be renounced, or nul-
lified or withdrawn.
The constitutions of Barba-
dos and Guyana (perhaps the
others as well) reserve to par-
liament the prerogative of mak-
ing provision for citizenship
deprivation but only among
those granted status within a
special category.
On the matter of renuncia-
tion, Barbados says clearly:
"Any citizen of Barbados who
has attained the age of 18 years
and who also is a citizen of any
other country, or intends to be-
come a citizen or national of any
other country, shall be entitled
to renounce his citizenship of
Barbados by a declaration made
and registered in such manner as
may be prescribed." This sug-
gests a voluntary action, with no
official compulsion.
Guyana does not pro

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and ...

(From page 11)

nounce on individual renunciation, and, following the estab-
lishment of the republic, the power of deprivation of citizen-
ship resides with the president, but is discretionary.
The relevant section of the constitution states: "If the
president is satisfied that any citizen of Guyana has at any
time after 25th May, 1966. acquired by registration. natural-
izanon or other voluntary and formal act (other than marriage
the citizenship of any country other than Guyana, the Presi-
dent may by order deprive that person of his citizenship"
However, both constitutions are emphatic on the exclu-
sionary effect of foreign ciuzenship on a Barbadian or Guyanese
eligibility for membership of the House of Assembly and Sen-
ate, in the case of Barbados and the National Assembly, in the
case of Guyana.
There is no difference in the manner of expression in the
two documents:
Barbados "No person shall be qualified to be elected as
a member of the House of Assembly who is. by virtue of his
own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience
or adherence to a foreign Power or State"; and
"No person shall be qualified to be appointed as a Senator
who is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgement
of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign Power or
State"; and
Guyana "No person shall be qualified for election as a
member of the National Assembly who is, by virtue of his
own act, under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience
or adherence to a foreign power or state."
What has now bubbled up in St. Kitts and Nevis will put
some glare on practices in both the Region and the USA where
thousands of dual-citizen travellers have valid (and periodically
renewed or re-issued) passports from both jurisdictions.
The Caribbean governments do not appear to have a diffi-
culty with that: Their people are their people are their people.
Full stop. And with regard to the USA, the authorities are well
aware of the situation but have decided against punitive mea-
sures. except when indi iduals become too flagrant in their du-
Some travellers at time tell of brief periods of discomfort
on re-entering the LISA when the immigration officers, after
asking their departure dates. search the passpornt and could
find no entry stamp for Barbados. Jamaica or wherever... but
then smile knowingly, apply the re-entrN stamp and let them
And maybe that is the course which St Kitts and Nevis
will likely adopt. .. the path of least difficult). which is to
say that the dual citizen never lost his or her original citizen-
ship despite what might hate been sworn in a solemn US ini-
naton oath. and therefore, once those officials now being tagged
as suspect citizens renounce their foreign citizenship. their res-
toration to being fully Kininan is simultaneous.
The fact is that except where the issue ha> been or is be-
ing politicised, none of the Canribbean territones can afford to
penalise their nationals who hate assumed ciuzenship in the
developed western democracies Ii is not in their interest to
do so. for such a policy would surely ostracise an influential
diaspora whose annual rerunances are assessed to be in the
hundreds of millions of dollars and w ho are developing into an
increasingly significant lobby in the local political lunsdictions
of their adopted countries.
In the USA toda\. changes in the law hane rendered citi-
zenship a sacred right which cannot be taken awaN. but the
law recognizes the prerogatie of deliberate renunciation, and
in such ctrcumnsiances, it counienjanes no reinusiemeni of iti-
zenship. and that represent> a major legal turnabout by Wash-
ington from conditions a half century ago when rabid anti-com-
mumsis led b\ Senator J.seph McCarthy witch-hunted inno-
cents and \,ere quick to suspect that un-American activities
were occurring behind every closed door.
American citizenship, up to the late 1970s, was also taken
away for voting in another country's political elections, and I
think that was the reason for its withdrawal from Chicago-
born Mrs. Janet Jagan, who was later to become Prime Minis-
ter and President of Guyana.
Citizenship was automatically restored to hei- in 1967,
as was that of many other people who had had theirs with-
drawn, when the Supreme Court with a 5-4 majority, in
the case of Israeli Jew Beys Afroyim, determined that an
American could not have citizenship taken away invol-
untarily for any reason. Citizenship could only be explic-
itly renounced, which was what Mrs. .iagan su;iscquently



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The impact




By Rev. Kwame Gilbert

The concept of social learn-
ing is not quite a new one As
a matter of fact, this theory
has a rich historical back-
ground, dating back to the
late 1800's Albert Bandura at
Standford University is one
of the chief proponents of
this concept.
What really is the Social
Learning theory? The Social
Learning theory suggests that
humans learn by observation
and modeling of behavior, atti-
* tudes and emotional reactions.
drawn from their association
and relationships around them.
Bandura explains that "Learning
would be exceedingly laborious.
not to mention hazardous, if
people had to rely solely on the
effects of their own actions to
inform them what to do .Fortu-
nately, most human behavior is
learned observationally through

We are first introduced to
the process of social learning as
children and then as young
adults. Children who mimic vari-
ous behaviors of their parents
are engaged in social learning.
One of the key principles of so-
cial learning is that individuals
will be more likely to adopt
modeled behavior if it is activity
they value and if the model is ad-
mired or even idolized.
For example, when a
mother is getting ready forLa,
night out and finds her little girl
trying on her shoes and acces-
sories, that is an example of so-
cial learning .1 remember when
my older son was younger, he
would stand sometimes on the
bed or table and deliver a rous-
ing 'sermon' in a fashion imitat-
ing what he sees me doing on
Sunday morning. The great trag-
edy of social learning is that chil-
dren are exposed to so many un-
healthy influences that one can-
not be sure whose behavior and

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In the past thirty years ,
television and video games have
had a major impact on how
people spend their leisure time.
These influences, it can be es-
tablished ,have been both for
good sand bad For the good,
television has provided for
many households a safe and
healthy form of relaxation and
entertainment. It has also
brought the world-and its affairs
right into our homes, hence
heightening our awareness of
national and global happenings.
*The flip side to this how-
ever is the level of exposure our
children now have to personali-
ties and influences alien to many
of our values as parents. Of
course the whole issue of moni-
toring is always presented as the
solution to this technological in-
vasion. The truth be told, regard-
less of the intensity of the moni-
toring mechanism we adopt as

parents, the influences we try so
desperately to guard against are
still so very pervasive.
Snoop, AKON, Puff Daddy
and TOK seem to hold greater
sway over the behavior of many
youths than even their parents.
Music is a powerful tool, even
more powerful than the consti-
tution. He who writes the music
of this generation has more
power to change the destiny of
a nation than he who writes its
constitution. Young people idol-
ize movie and musical entertain-
ment stars, and it is therefore no
wonder that the music videos
now set the standard for how our
youths dress, speak and live.
The influence of video
games has also been brought
into question, primarily as it re-
lates to aggressive thoughts and
violent behavior.
The video game industry
has grown by leaps and bounds
since its inception in the 1970's.
One of the industry's giants,

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Nintendo, sold an average of
three games every second from
1983 to 1995 .That adds up to
over one billion games. That is
equal to one game for every
teenager on earth or enough
games ,that laid end to end ,scan
the entire equator two and a half
times. Not all video games are
violent .Some games actually
help with eye and hand coordi-
nation development. The more
recent versions however have
such realistic simulations that in
1999, the school shooting at
Columbine High School in Colo-
rado is widely believed to be
linked to the violent nature of

video games.
Some theories in criminol-
ogy also believe that criminality
is a function of social learning.
Individuals are influenced by
their experiences or relation-
ships with family, peers, teach-
ers, church, authority figures etc.
As such, one's exposure
to deviant behavior can so-
cialize one into a criminal
mind-set .It becomes increas-
ingly necessary for all of us
to work collectively in ensur-
ing we present values, behav-
iors, and lifestyles that lend
to purposeful living by our

What Factors...
iFrom page 10)
hase a cooling effect on climate (although local. one can feel
the warningg effect cloudy nights tend to remain warmer than
clear nights because the clouds radiate longwave energy back
down to the surface).
Human activities intensify the blanketing effect through the
release of greenhouse gases. For instance, the amount of carbon
dioude in the atmosphere has increased by about 35% in the
industrial era, and this increase is known to be due to human
activities, primarily the combustion of fossil fuels and removal
of forests. Thus, humankind has dramatically altered the chenm-
cal composition of the global atmosphere with substaniial im-
plications for climate.
Because the Earth is a sphere, more solar energy arrives for
a given surface area m the tropics than at higher latitudes, w here
sunlight strikes the atmosphere at a lower angle. Energy is trans-
ported from the equatorial areas to higher latitudes via atmo-
spheric and oceanic circulations, including storm ) stems
Energy is also required Io evaporate water from the sea or
land surface, and this energy. called latent heal, is released when
%water vapour condenses in clouds (see Figure Ii Atmospheric
circulation is primarily driven by the release of this latent heat
Atmosphenc circulation in turn drives much of the ocean circu-
lanon through the action of winds on the surface waters of the
ocean, and through changes in the ocean's surface temperature
and salinity through precipitation and evaporation
Due to the rotation of the Earth. the atmospheric circula-
lion patterns tend to be more east-west than north-south Em-
bedded in the mid-latitude westerly winds are large-scale weather
syvsems thai act to transport heat toward the poles.
These weather systems are the familiar migrating low and
high-pressure systems and their associated cold and warm fronts.
Because of land-ocean temperature contrasts and obstacles
such as mountain ranges and ice sheets, the circulation system's
planetary-scale atmospheric waves tend to be geographically an-
chored by continents and mountains although their amplitude
can change with time. Because of the wave patterns, a particu-
larly cold winter over North Amenca may be associated with a
particularly warm winter elsewhere in the hemisphere. Changes
in various aspects of the climate system, such as the size of ice
sheets, the type and distribution of vegetation or the tempera-
ture of the atmosphere or ocean will influence the large-scale
circulation features of the atmosphere and oceans.
There are many feedback mechanisms in the climate system
that can either amplify ('positive feedback') or diminish ('nega-
tive feedback') the effects of a change in climate forcing.
For example, as rising concentrations of greenhouse gases
warm Earth's climate, snow and ice begin to melt. This melting
reveals darker land and water surfaces that were beneath the
snow and ice, and these darker surfaces absorb more of the Sun's
heat, causing more warming, which causes more melting, and so
on. in a self-reinforcing cycle.
This feedback loop, known as the 'ice-albedo feedback', am-
plifies the initial warming caused by rising levels of greenhouse
Detecting, understanding and accurately quantifying cli-
mate feedbacks have been the focus of a great deal of re-
search by scientists unravelling the complexities of Earth's

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Last Lap Lime

A Little bit of Guyana

Last weekend was Caribana
weekend in Toronto.
Over one million visitors
from countries all over the
world, including Guyana,
planned their vacation around
this event, which takes place
every year in early August.
The activities included pag-
eants, calypso, steel-band con-
certs, competitions, parties, and
of course West Indian foods.
These events built up to a
colourful parade of bands, cos-
tumes and floats that highlight
the festivities. This year's pa-
rade took place along a two-mile
route on Lakeshore Boulevard
near the lakefront in Toronto.
Coinciding with Caribana
activities was the Last Lap Lime
get-together. The gathering had
its beginning in 1996 when a
group of Guyanese high school
alumni associations united to
start what has quickly become
a tradition. The goal was to do
fundraising for their respective
schools in Guyana by holding an
event where former students,
who were now spread across
the States, Canada and other
countries, might converge to en-
joy some of the old Guyanese
atmosphere and meet friends
who they might not have seen
since high school.
This year's Last Lap Lime
took place on Monday at
Woodbridge Fairgrounds in
Woodbridge, Ontario. This was
its 12th year, and the occasion
has grown to include other
Guyanese and West Indians
friends. People brought along
their families, including children
and grandchildren.
About seven thousand
people attended. The entertain-
ment included a T-Shirt Compe-
tition. And for those whose
hearts can no longer take that
much excitement, there were the
soothing sounds of singer/saxo-
phonist Victor shim, Winston
Duggin from the Telstars and the
Paul brothers from Combo 7 and
the Rythmaires. There were
even fresh water coconuts along
with a wide variety of Guyanese
Every year Guyanese in
Toronto entertain visiting guests
at a number of house parties
that provides additional oppor-
tunities for old friends to get to-
gether. In fact a whole range of
activities take place at this time

with groups and even villages
hosting their own get-togethers.
Former Royal Bankers held re-
unions in 2004 and 2006 and
are planning for the next one.
Five Toronto Alumni Asso-
ciations started the Last Lap
Lime tradition: Saint Stanislaus
College, Bishops High School,
Queen's College, St. Rose's
High School and St. Joseph's
High School.
Other schools with alumni
chapters in Toronto I know of
include: Berbice High, Central
High, Christ Church Secondary,
Port Mourant Training Centre,
St. John's College and Tutorial
And there are alumni asso-
ciations in New York, Washing-
ton and the UK:
New York Bishops',
Christ Church, St. Joseph's, St.
Rose's, St. Stanislaus, Tutorial
Washington: Bishops'
UK St. Joseph's
Guyanese have not been
without opportunities to get out
and about. Two and a half
months ago the 40th anniversary
of Guyana's independence was
celebrated at the L'Amoreaux
Community Centre and
Grounds in Scarborough.
Over the three days of the
celebrations the colours of
Guyana could be seen every-
where on flags, headwear, mu-
rals, buttons etc. The theme of
the celebrations was "A Taste
of Guyana". There were per-
formances by a number of
Guyanese artists, a car show
(which included couple of Mor-
ris Oxfords in great condition),
dominoes competitions, kite
making and face painting. There
were even cricket matches. All
that was missing were the bird-
men in trees overlooking the
cricket grounds.
Things have changed a lot in
Toronto. There was a time that
to get rice, plantains, bora,
curry powder or anything like
that required a trip to a spe-
cialty ethnic store. Today,
those things can be found in
regular supermarkets, reflecting
in part the large Guyanese
population in Canada as there
also is in the USA and the UK.
As a matter of fact, many
of those in Toronto for the
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Consul Gen. Danny Doobay Presents cup

(From page 15)

Caribana celebrations and the
Last Lap Lime are from New
York or pass through New York
on their way to Toronto. And
I soon after they get back home,
g r 1 the New York crowd will have
another parade to attend. The
SWest Indian American Day Car-
nival & Parade takes place in
Brooklyn on September 3rd.
And if anyone is looking to
cap it all with a bit of Guyana
in New York, there is .just the
place for it in Queens local
residents call it Little Guyana."
It's a multi-ethnic area clustered
around Liberty Avenue. The
large contingent of Guyanese
there brings a flavour to the area
that makes you feel that you're
back in Guyana.
--' "-~ On Liberty Avenue near
129th Street, Queens, NY; horns
tooting, loud music, cars vying
for parking, overhead electrical
wires, lots of Guyanese and

Guyanese businesses you can
convince yourself that you're in
the vicinity of the Berbice Car
Park on Hinck Street in
Georgetown on a busy Saturday
What's mor,., there's also a
Brown Betty right there on Lib-
erty Avenue in Little Guyana.
Operated by Kris and
Roger Oditt, they have the best
dhall puri like Shanta's used
to make. In Guyanese fashion,
along with tasty curry and roti,
they have great quick stirred
fried rice and chowmein as well
as "Ruff Chicken". They also
carry pastries: pine tarts, Chi-
nese cakes, buns, Guyanese
style bread arid more. And to
wash it all down they have
Guyanese type soft drinks and
They're Guyanese all
over. And they take a little bit
of Guyana with them wher-
ever they go. You just have
to know where to look.

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Government's programme to empower Amerindian commu-
nities through sustainable utilisation and development of
forest resources is gaining further support from the inter-
national community.
Under a Sustainable Forestry Management and Hinterland
Community Development Project, two communities, Qwebanna
in Region One and Batavia in Region Seven, will benefit from
activities that seek to improve forestry regulation and enforce-
ment of these, and building capacity for sustainable management
of the communities forest resources. The project, which targets
Guyana and neighboring Suriname, will be undertaken through
the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with a grant from the British
The agreement for the project was signed by British High
Commissioner to Guyana, Fraser Wheeler and Director of WWF
Dominiek Plouvier in the presence of Minister of Agriculture
Robert Persaud. The signing took place at the British High Com-
mission. Main Street, Georgetown.
According to Minister Persaud. Guyana's forestry sector
received tremendous support from 1I96 to 2003 from the United
Kingdom i U i Government through its Department for Inter-
national Development (DFID) programme. Resources were in-
veted in ins tiiiiin.- strengthening of the Guyana Forestry
Com'nmision iGFCi
With the support it has received, GFC was able to develop
a Social Development Programme that seeks to encourage in-
creased economic growth, alleviation of poverty, equitable geo-
graphical di'-ribution i,-F cenomii ac,:il. itics and diversification
of the economy. Thjs initiate. combined with GFCs commu-
niry forestrv project included the implementation of several ac-
Livinites such a, the formation of forestry groups and granung of
access to state lands.
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18 -. SUNDAY :RONICLE August -12, 2007

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007 -

REPAIRS are ongoing to the
well at La Grange, West Bank
Demerara, Region Three, to
ensure that it becomes opera-
tional in the shortest pos-
sible time.
Minister of Housing and
Water Harry Narine Nawbatt
visited the well site on Wednes-
day and met the residents to
update them about the steps be-
ing taken to expedite the resto-
ration of service. He also
apologised for the inconvenience
that they are enduring.
Accompanying the Minis-
ter were Board member of the

Guyana Water Incorporated
Dharamkumar Seeraj, Interim
Managing Director Sizwe Jack-
son, Head of Asset Develop-
ment (ag) Altaf Gafoor, Divi-
sional Manager Dwayne
Younge, and other officials.
Minister Nawbatt acknowl-
edged that the residents have
been without water supply
since last year and noted that
several unsuccessful attempts
were made to fulfil the deadlines
of repairing the well.
The meeting was well at-
tended and residents raised sev-
eral concerns, some of which

were addressed by the team and
others deferred to August 13
when Minister Nawbatt will
return to the area.
GWIs Interim Mlanaging
Director Sizwe Jackson ex-
plained that after the well's ini-
tial failure in 2006, two strate-
gies were attempted, one to re-
suscitate the existing structure
and the other, drilling of a new
The Minister has indi-
cated that regular meetings
will be held with the resi-
dents to update them on the

More assistance for forestry


Minister of Housing anJ Water Harry Narine Nawbt with officials from Guyana Water
Incorporated at the La Grange well site. (GINA PHOTO)

(From page 18)
that community forestry groups
can play in poverty reduction
through job creation, and the
provision of other spin-off ben-
efits to the wider economy,
Minister Persaud said.
The Sustainable Forestry
Programme will fund actiilties
such as development of forest
management plans and annual
operational plans and provision
o utiuning and capacity build-
ing on key forestry area. As-
sessment of the commumties
forest resources will also be ecar-
ned ouL
Minister Persaud noted that
both Balavia and Qwebanna
have tremendous potential for

further community. development
through appropriate support
and guidance to utilise their for-
est resources.
The British High Commis-
sioner noted that the current
programme supports the work
done over the years by the Brit-
ish Government to help develop
Guyana's forestry sector.
"We recognise the impor-
tance of the Guiana shield as the
largest expanse of undisturbed
tropical rain forest on the
planet. Its importance is major
and multi-faceted, from the real
and potential contributions its
forests make to the mitigation of
climate change, to its bio diver-
sity," Wheeler said.
in this context, the sustain-

able management of the forest
is cnucal The reLonal dimen-
-ion means that it made sense
to focus on more than one
country within the Shield, he
The forestry sector in
Guyana contributes approxi-
mately six percent to the
Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) and employs about 25
000 persons. It plays a sig-
nificant role in the
country's development. par-
ticularly in the rural and
hinterland communities
where forestry activities
generate income for many
households and contribute to
the national economy.

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part of this financing be applied to payments for provision and
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A GINA Feature by Rekha

GUYANA'S economy is con-
stantly evolving to record sig-
nificant achievements which
are serving to propel the na-
tion towards a better and
more sophisticated way of
life. The economy, which was
crumbling when Government
took office in 1992, due to
poor management and a huge
debt burden, has changed sig-
When the present Adminis-
tration took office initially, ex-
penditure on debts amounted to
94 percent of the country's rev-
enue to service the US$2.1B
debt inherited. This left little for
spending internally on social
sector reform programmes, but
this did not put a damper on the
resolve of the Government to
provide the. nation with much
needed resources and services.
Government endured a long
struggle as attempts were made
by the Administration to repay
the debt a little at a time, nego-
tiate with creditors, salvage
what was left in the country and
begin a process of development,.
while at the same time stave off
ongoing political struggles in the
country in the form of destruc-
tive protests, instability and op-
position forces.
Today, one of the major
achievements of this administra-
tion is that it has restored
Guyana to financial viability,
credited not only to debt relief,
but prudent management as
Guyana has paid back over
US$1.2B under the People's
Progressive Party Government.

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The country's debt burden
now stands at below
US$700M, which means that
Government will now be in the
position to spend more on de-
velopment programmes in edu-
cation, health care, housing and
water, and other sectors essen-
tial to Guyanese, especially the
President Bharrat Jagdeo,
on several occasions,
emphasised that in the past
Guyana's nominal debt to Gross
Domestic Product (GDP) ratio
was 750 percent and the debt
burden of a country usually un-
dermines any economic strat-

For President Jagdeo debt
relief means:-
"Better education, health
care, providing better water
supply, better infrastructure
generally, social and economic
infrastructure, helping to gener-
ate more jobs for our young
people, getting more of them
connected to the internet
through the Information Com-
munications Technology (ICT)
revolution so our children could
learn differently."
The President's recent
meeting in Washington D.C.
with the Governors of the In-
ter-American Development
Bank (IDB) bore fruit as Guyana
was granted a whopping
US$356.5M debt write off. At
that meeting, Heavily Indebted
Poor Countries (HIPC) repre-
sentatives engaged in successful
lobbying for debt-relief which
has been granted to other coun-
tries including Bolivia, Haiti,
Honduras and Nicaragua.

This recent show of confi-
dence in Guyana's economy and
the stable macro-economic envi-
ronment which Government has
been able to create and maintain
has removed the 'highly in-
debted' status from the country.
The relief retroactive to January
1, 2007 has reduced the net
value of Guyana's total external
debt from 122 percent of GDP
at the end of 2002 to only 38
percent. Guyana will also ben-
efit from an additional $119M
in savings from cancelled inter-
est payments.
Guyana, like the other ben-
eficiaries, will continue to have
access to concessional loans and
technical cooperation grants
from the IDB. The agreement
reached represents a significant
step towards concluding the ex--
tension of the Multilateral Debt
Relief Initiative (MDRI) to in-
clude cancellation of debts owed
by HIPCs to the IDB.
Under the MDRI, debts
owed by the HIPCs to the In-
ternational Monetary Fund
(IMF), the World Bank's Inter-
national Development Associa-
tion (IDA), and the African De-
velopment Fund (ADF) were
written off.
The IDB was established in
1959 to provide financing for
Latin American countries. It is
owned by 47 members, with
borrowing members holding
about 50 percent of total votes
and non-borrowing members
holding the other half. The U.S.,
with a third of the votes, is the
biggest member.
In June 2005, the Group of
Eight (G8) countries consisting
the richest countries in the

world, agreed to write off im-
poverished nations' debt, which
resulted in Guyana saving
US$336.6M. As of December
2004, Guyana's stock of exter-
nal debt was approximately
US$1.1B. The bulk of
Guyana's external debt, over
US$400M was owed to the
Earlier this year, under the
MDRI, the International Mon-
etary Fund and the World Bank's
International Development Asso-
ciation (IDA) approved the
write-off of debts owed by
HIPCs to those institutions.
Through the Paris Club (a
committee of creditor Govern-
ments) which decided on the
need for debt relief for poor
debtor countries, including
Guyana, the country was
granted debt-relief. However,
the relief was not substantial
enough to reduce debt service
payments for the achievement
of sustainable development and
poverty reduction.
Recognising that more
needed to be done, the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (IMF)
and the World Bank in 1996,
presented an initiative for
The purpose of HIPC was
to ensure that funds were still
available for the debtor countries
to develop their social sector

(mainly health and education)

What qualified Guyana for
Once a heavily indebted
poor country has shown a com-
mitment to put in place sound
macroeconomic policies with a
focal point being poverty reduc-
tion, the country is considered
to have reached its "decision
point". At this point, an exter-
nal' debt sustainability analysis
is carried out in cooperation
with the country authorities,
and a country's eligibility and
the amount of debt relief is de-
termined by the IMF and World
Bank Boards.
Guyana was considered for
assistance through HIPC since
the country had a large debt
burden, yet a good record on re-
form initiatives and policies, de-
termined by the IMF and World
Bank. It was in this light, that
Guyana (as an eligible country)
was required to devise a Pov-
erty Reduction Strategy Paper
With the country's debt
burden significantly reduced,
Government will have more
resources to channel toward
enhancing social services,
infrastructural development
and enhancing living stan-

Accused in Johnny P

Centre robbery remanded
ORIN Breed). accused of snatching a bag containing cash
while being armed with a gun. and then burying a portion
of it in his yard. appeared in court last Friday charged "ith
this offence.
Breedy. a resident of South Ruirneldt Park, Georgetown.
appeared before Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys charged with the
offence of robber under arms. and was not required to plead
to the charge.
Police said on last August 7. while being armed with a gun, he
robbed Albert Femande' of S2.651.500, property of John Piers.
According to Police. the virtual complainant and tvo oth-
ers %were in a car transporting mone. from Johnny P Centre to
the Western Union Branch at Nigel's supermarket at Robb and
Light Streets. Albenown.
When the % unual complainant armed there, he was walking
towards the southern entrance with a black bag containing the
money when he w as approached by the accused, Police said.
The accused allegedly snatched the bag then boarded a dark
grey AE 100 Sprinter belonging to a taxi service in Albernown
and made good his escape, Pobce reported.
Acting on information received. Police Inspector Robert
T, ndall, prosecuting. :aid the ranks went to the defendant's
h,-.ni and found about $30i),000 buried in his .ard ne\t t,:' a
coconut tree
But the accused said that the money belonged to him as
pan of his sa ings
He ,was remanded to prison until August 17.


THORN Cameron, charged
with having carnal knowledge
of a female at a jetty on West
Coast Demerara, appeared on
Friday before Magistrate Gor-
don Gilhuys.
The 21-year-old truck driver
of Lot 165 Tuchen Stelling Road,
East Bank Essequibo, and the fa-
ther of two, was not required to
answer whether he was guilty or
not of committing the offence.
Particulars of the charge said
on last August 2, at Vreed-en-
Hoop Squatting Area Jetty, he
had carnal knowledge of a girl
under 14.
Attorney-at-law Mr. Roger
Yearwood represented Cameron,
and made a bail application for
He said after his client was
not selected at the first identifi-
cation parade, the mother of the
victim, being dissatisfied with the
results, approached the Director
of Public Prosecutions for a sec-
ond parade to be conducted.
Yearwood added that
Cameron has been incarcerated
since August 3.
He said this offence attracts
bail and assured the court that
his client 'would return for his
trial due to the fact that. he has
no valid passport.
The lawyer pointed out that
his client is anxious to vindicate
his name.
But Police Inspector Robert
Tyndall, prosecuting, objected to
the grant of bail for Cameron as
he noted that the investigation
surrounding this case is incom-
He said this case is one of
extreme violence on the part of
the accused and another man that
Police were unable to locate.
In addition, Tyndall said
Cameron were positively iden-
tified by the virtual complain-
He stated that the victim
knew the accused before and
even spoke with him on one oc-
casion via the telephone, when
they made arrangements to meet.
Because this allegation is so
serious, Tyndall said, the defen-
dant may abscond before his
trial if sent on bail.
"We must protect the
little children" were the
words of the Magistrate who
then adjourned the matter to
August 20. Meanwhile,
Cameron will remain in

Administrative Officer
Assistant Instructor- Plumbing
Instructor- Masonry
Cooks (male/female)
Sports Organiser *

* Social Workers
* Senior Training Officer
* Carpenter
* Social Worker(Youth)
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- Kuru Kuru Training Centre
- Kuru Kuru Training Centre
- Kuru Kuru Training Centre
- Kuru Kuru Training Centre
- Kuru Kuru Training Centre,
New Opportunity Corps,
Regions 2, 3, 6, 10
- New Opportunity Corps
- New Opportunity Corps
- New Opportunity Corps
- Regions 2, 5, 6, 8
- Sophia Training Centre
- Sophia Training Centre

- Vrymans Erven Multi Purpose
Centre, Region # 6
- National Cultural Centre
- National Cultural Centre
- Walter Roth Museum

Interested persons are asked to submit their applications with detailed
cu'rricitlum vitae that includes contact number and two (2) reference,
n*)t later than i ugusi 20, 20017 to.


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The MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORT invites suitably qualified
persons to fill the under-mentioned positions.


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For Sunday, August 12, 2007- Bridge
Closure FROM 12:30h to 6:30h
For Monday, August 13, 2007 14:30h

For Tuesday, August 14,2007 05:30h
For Ocean Going Vessels opening lasts about 1-1'hrs




01:00h- Late Nite with Gina
03:00ghNCN News Magazine
04:00h- BBC
05:00h- the Mystery of the
05:30 h- Newtown Gospel V2
06:00h NCN News
07:00 h- Voice of victory
07:30 h- Assembly Prayer
08:00 h- Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h Dialogue
09:00 h- Anmol Geet
10:00 h- National Geographic

ICo -un i

Channel 11

I I ;- E~cL~

1 ;00 h- Homestretch Magazine
12:00 h- Press Conference with
Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h- Things African
14:00 h- In Style
14:30 h- Catholic Magazine
15:00 h- Grew with IPED
16:00 h- Bird Flue Preparedness
16:30h- Family Forum
17:00 h- Lutheran Men's
17:30 h- Guysuco round Up
18:00 h NCN Week in Review
19:00h- Close Up
19:30 h Kala Milan
20:00h- 60 Minutes
21:00 h- President's Diary
21:30 h- Front Burner
22:00h- Movie

Government of Guyana/Inter-American

Development Bank

Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme
Loan #: GY 0055
Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development

Re-advertisement for Project Accountant

The Government of Guyana (GOG) has identified solid waste collection and disposal
as a priority project. The GOG has consequently secured a loan from the Inter-
American Development bank (IDB) towards the cost of construction and operation of
a solid waste landfill at Haags Bosch, for use by the city of Georgetown and Local
Government areas on the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara. The general
objective of the programme is to contribute to improving the quality of life of the
population living in Georgetown and in the participating Neighbourhood Democratic
Councils (NDCs).

GOG will be applying part of the loan proceeds towards payment under contract for
suitably qualified persons to work in the Project Executing Unit (PEU) who will be
employed by the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development and
assigned to the Municipal Solid Waste Management Department (MSWMD).

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


The Project Accountant (PA) will Support the Project Manager (PM) in monitoring
the finances of the programme and control all financial/accounting activities ofthe'
PEU. The PA will prepare financial and other reports and will also have responsibility,
for the loan account.The PAwill also work with the Project Manageron development
of the annual Budget and preparation of audit statements for state auditors. Ensure
that transparent accounting procedures and practices are observed

Qualification and Experience
Prospective candidates should have a minimum of the following qualifications: A
Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in accounting or financial management from a
recognized university, plus over five (5) years experience specific to
accounting/procurement in a senior finance position. Prospective candidates should
be computer literate. Working knowledge of IDB funded projects will be an asset.


Salaries will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful
candidate. Interested candidates can request the Terms of Reference from the office of
the Permnanent Secretary. Application including Curriculum Vitae and the names of
two referees should be submitted to the:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry ofLocal Government and Regional Development
DeWinkle Building, Fort Street
Kingston, Georgetown

Closing date for application is August 27, 2007.

Only those applications which meet the minimum requirements will be

8/11/2007, 6:10 PM




Applications are invited from suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of:



1) Education:
Sound Secondary Education with GCE/CXC passes in at least Maths, Physics,
S Technical Drawing, and Sworn Land Surveyor's Certificate of Competence

2) Experience
S Applicants must have at least three years experience in conducting
Engineering and Topographical Survey. Exposure to areas such as cartography
and photogrammetry will be an asset.


; Responsible for surveying the earth's surface to determine precise location and
measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas and contours for construction,
mapmaking and other civil engineering construction purpose.

Job Description

.For further details kindly contact the Works Services Group, Ministry of
Public Works and Communications, Oranapai Towers, Wight's Lane,
Kingston, Georgetown, or call 226 0650 ext 113 or 225.

Applications should be sent on or before August 21, 2007 before 16:00h and
be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Oranapai Towers,
Wight's Lane

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INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave. straightening, facial.
manicure, scalp treatment and
design on nails. Also Beauty
Culture available. Tel. 227-

WORK from home for
US$$$$ weekly. Information?
Send stamped envelope to Nicola
Archer, P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or more
weekly. For information, send
stamped self-addressed envelope
to Nathaniel Williams, PO Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.

RENTAL of car 212 Carina
with music, a/c, mags. Tel.

COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's Computer
Repairs & Sales Centre @ 227-
8361, 618-8283. Home & Office
Services available. 24 hrs.

HEAVENLY Sunlight Play
Group and Day Care Centre.
From ages 3 months 5 years.

CONTACT BIBI 621-4996.
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, Fabric Designing,
Curtains, Cushions, Floral,.
Cake Decoration. 152 Barr St.,
Kitty. 226-9548, 660-2713.

Training, Centre
57 Uptar Robb St.. 5Bd. Georgetown,
Tel: 225-1540 orS22-t38
Earn Canadian or Locol Diplomas
QuickBooks Accounting
Peachtree Accounting
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Dac Easy Accounting
Point of Sale Accounting
Computer Repairs/Networking
Microsoft OfficaeWebPage

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School Commences
10th September'07
262 1homai Street WIB. Gilon
Tel. 22 219;, 225- S474

Maths & English for Forms 1 5
students. Call specialist teacher
DOMESTIC Science Class
offers elementary cookery and
pastry classes. Tuesday &
Thursday. Register now. Contact
AIR brushing courses
acrylic nails, pedicuring, nail
designing, manicures etc.
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PRACTICAL Electronic
classes beginning August 7. For
further information call 225-
0391 or 226-6551, 349 East St.,
N/C/Burg, G/town.
Do you wish that your child can
be a master in Reading, English,
Math and Art? Call specialist
teacher today- 651-5220.
Double. B's School of
Cosmetology, Creek Dam EBD.
SALON AND SPA services
available also therapeutic and
relaxation massage. Call 265-
EARN a Certificate Diploma
or Degree in any part of the world
from home THROUGH
information, call CFI Global
Education Link.- #261-5079.
registering students for full-time,,
a ernoon and evening classes.
Mathematics Enrlish ,A&B, All
Business. SciefTice & Arts,
subjects. Morthly fee: $1 500
1er subject. Contact us. at 6&
Croal ahd:'Kirng Streets 227-
7627, 615-1916, 615-89i9 *
College, 262 Thomas Street, N/
C/B. Enro today .for new dXC
classes, pre aringyou for exams
in June 2008 subjects are
Mathematics, English A,
Spanish; Office Administration,
. Principles. of Accounts,
Principles of Business;.
Information-..,', Technology,
Physics, Human- and' Sdcial
Biology, Chemistry. etc. Call
tbday for more information, tel.
225-2397. 225-54714 J

Novels romance, thrillers,
story books, etc. Call Juliette's
Book Library, 143 West
Ruimveldt. Tel. 223-8237.

MOTORING "You train to pass".
Forshaw & Oronque Sts.,
Queenstown. 227-1063, 642-
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Driver's
Permit. Covering 124 countries.
Call 227-3869, 227-3835, 622-
8162, 611-9038.
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Insti tute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

GET rid of all your health
problems with the latest medical
treatments combined with
naturopathic therapies.
including hydrotherapy, diet
therapy, spinal manipulations
etc. Also home visits for bed
ridden patients. Contact Dr. T.
Rahat, fully registered and
licensed Medical Practitioner, at
79 Collingswood Avenue Nandy
Park, EBD, (Enter Republic Park,
go straight at the first junction,
follow the road to Lot 79). Tel.
233-5944 or cell 624-1181, Mon.
Sat., 9 am to 5 pm.

NATURAL weight loss, Detox
cleanse, powerful male sexual
enhancer products. American
made 220-5681.

TEL. 231-6000.

SINGLE male age 27 needs
female pen friends. Write to P.O.
Box 10315 Georgetown.
GETA FRIEND! Get educated!
Get Married! Migrate!...through the
CFI Telephone Friendship Link.
Call 592-261-5079, twenry-four
hours daily.
NEED a friend? Penpal or
phone pals? Please call for in-
formation tel. 629-4605, 692-
5670. Address: E. Chattergoon,
Lot 125 Supply, Mahaica, CD.
Find friends / companions.
Immediate link. Call the Junior
/ Senior / Single Dating Service,
18 80 yrs. Tel. 223-8237/648-
6098. Mon. Fri. 8:30 am 5
pm, Sat. 10 am 4 pm. (Both
phones same time).

GET rid of evil, fix love,
sickness, etc. Get Dutch spiritual.
help. Call 655-8907, 612-6417,

DO you need someone to do
a little cleaning and' cooking for
you? Call 664-6661
TECHNtCIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves deep
fr ers etc Call 622-4521/218-
S0050 ,
TECHNICIAN on call for all
.yo.Ur televisLior.. VCR and
2M microwave repair: We provide
Shome service Call Ryan # 655-
8360, 265-2634.
FOR all .your. construction
repairs, renovations, as well'as
Masonry, varnishfng, -plumbing
and painting Contact
SMohamed on 2 3-)0591, 667-.
S6644. ',
DO you need employees, to
Swdikin the Interior, et. Jet, Marak
or Pitmen, saw operators, cooks,
excavator operators, etc. Please
Scalli 225-0995, 669-7070.

REPAIRS done to gas stove,
electric stove, rotisserie
machine, microwave, water
heater, insulation and service.
Tel. # 627-7835, _--
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try my therapeutic massage
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NOTICE is hereby given
that SU ZHI YONG of Lot 264
Bush Lot, Corentyne, Berbice is
applying to the Minister for
Naturalization and that any
person who knows any reason
why Naturalisation should not be
granted should send a written
and signed statement of the
facts to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Home
Affairs, Georgetown, Guyana.

VACANCY exists for
Washbay Attendants (males
& females). Call: 625-
ONE Driving Instructor.
Apply in person to Shalom
Driving School. 2 Croal Street,
VACANCY exists at Phoenix
Academy for Primary and
Secondary teachers. Tel. 220-
1819. 641-8764.
Vacancy exists for Security
Guard. Apply at Cyber Chat,
Albert and Croal Streets. 226-
3383, 226-7973.
1 WASHMAN to work at wash
bay. Must have experience in
washing and cleaning, vehicles.
Call 220-4058..
English and Mathematics 1 to
3. D Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park.
VACANCY exists for trained
and experienced teachers to
work at Mon Repos, ECD. Age
30 rs and over. Tel. 220-0538/
629-5300 .
ONE experienced and
mature. teacher preferably for
secondary department, for
Private School at V/Hoop. For
serious enquiries. Call 624-
S-Pbrters: must be liberate.
Starting salary -$10 500 weekly..
Contact P. Ramroop & Sons at 1-
C Orange Walk; Bourda,
Geiodietown. Tel. 227-1451.
Smpl3yebs (worker to do
mihing et, Marak and itmen,
co.ok, ekxcavator operators, saw-
Smen day med drivers etc. Tel.
225-0995 o.r 669-7076.
valid. Driver's Licence for car/van.
'Apply' in ,erson to; A.R.K.
Entetprise/The Container House,
17T.gmbard St., Werk-en-Rust.
male and female security guards
Aind driver with canter license.
Apply Avinash Complex Water
-Street, Call 226-3361, 227-

ONE Part-time Domestic,
one Cook for snackette. Call
Service. Job opportunities for
one male, attractive girls $7
000 and $8000 weekly. For
further information, call: 231-
1786, 665-3528.
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Representatives to work all
across Guyana. Must have
experience in Real Estate.
Contact Tel.# 223-8199/621-
8271. Netsurf International
Real Estate.
VACANCIES exist for a
receptionist and a Marketing/
Accounts Personnel. Please
send application to The
Personnel manager, IBC, 262
Thomas Street, N/C/B,
2 ATTRACTIVE female Bar
Attendants, 1 Handyman, 1
General Domestic, to work in
Middle Mazaruni Interior.
Written application to A. Baksh,
45 Upper Station Street, Kitty.
OPERATORS Manager (in
lumber industry) with valid
Driver's Licence. Accounts
Executive. Send application to
Trade Linc 37 Area Q,
Turkeyen ECb. Tel. 623-8353/
227-429 .
persons to cook East African
dishes. Contact Riachmond
Lambert at Juan's Lodge, 538
King Street, Republic Park, East
Bank Demerara. Tel. No. 233-
Representatives to work all
across Guyana. Must have
experience in Radio and
Television Advertising. Contact
Tel. 225-9695/223-8199/621-
8271. Netsurf Radio.
Vacancy exists for
Salesclerks with Maths, English
and Computer Literate. Must be
able to work until 8 pm. Age 18-
35. Apply with contact Tel. # to
Queen Bee, Shop 2, City Mall,
Requirements: At least 1 year
experience and valid Driver's
Licence. Apply in person with
written applications to: The
Manager, Spicy Dish, Lot 53
David Street, Kitty, Georgetown.
SALESPERSON to work in
a boutique. Must have
knowledge of clothing styles and
a flair for fashion. Work in
comfortable surroundings.
Attractive salary offered. Apply
with telephone contact number
to: Boutique Vacancy, P.O. Box
26064, Kitty Post Office.
VACANCIES exist for full-
time and part-time teachers in
the following subjects -
Spanish, Principles of Business,
Principles of Accounts, Social
Studies, Information
Technology and English A & B.
Apply today with hand written
application and CV to
International Business' College,
262 Thomas Street', N/CJB,
A Digicel Dealership Store
has a vacancy for the position
of Operations Manager to
oversee the (4) of their locations
in Essequibo. Persons from that
area are preferable. Resumes
can be addressed to Lot 9 Camp
& D'Urban Streets, Werk-en-Rust
Or email to
Applications should be sent no
later than August 25, 2007 at 2
pm. Person with accounting
background will definitely be an
asset. Persons should have a
reliable form of transportation.
(1) ambitious .experienced.:
young woman 't work-in Finance.
Department.: Requirements:
CAT Certificates, C)C or GCE.
Mathematics,. Engish and.
Principles, of Acco~ nts. Be
pleasant, disciplined and of-
stable personality. ,Computer
literate females with typing
skills. Must have Grade 1 or 2
CXC English Language or
Advanced Pitmansi English.
Must have good communication
skills and be pleasant. Apply in'
person with written application
o: Shanaz, RK's Security
Services, 172.Light & Charlotte
Streets, Georgetown.'. Tel. 226-

EXISTS in a reputable
organization for a dynamic and
versatile individual to fill the
position of: Salesman/
erchandiser. Requirement
Sound secondary education or
five (5) years experience in a
similar capacity, a full
curriculum vitae, police
clearance, two references, must
be over 25 years, salesperson
must have a valid driver's
licence and being the owner
of a vehicle is an asset.
Candidates are interested are
invited to submit application
and curriculum vitae along with
two references on or before the
171" August 2007. The General
Manager, Top Brandz
Distributors, Lot 40
Goedverwagting Rd., East
Coast Dem., Tel. 222-1321,

LOTS. TEL: 226-8148, 625-
LARGE 65 x 115 Lot in
Diamond $4M or best offer.
Tel. 226-8893 leave
Independence Street La
Grange (opposite La Grange
Gov'f School). Contact S.
Narain. Tel. 254-0265.
QUARTER LOT land with
3-bedroom house and liquor
restaurant at Best Road, WCD.
Contact 662-9221. $6.5
million neg. .......
169 Triumph Backlands,
East Coast Demerara.
Transported. Ideal for
agricultural purposes. Price
reasonable. Contact No. 667-
Kuru,Kuuru 8 acres farm
land, Alliance Road, Timehri
- 1.2 acres, Yarrawkabra 265
acres with creek. Call 261-5500,
Upper Demerara River. 250
acres 4 000 ft. wide. $125
000 per acre. $25M. Ederson
's- 226-5496.
Soesdyke 16 acres/ General
farming. Divided $3.5M per,
acre. Special price 2 acres -
$6M (US$30 000). Ederson's
- 226-5496.
PRIME transported corner
lot Turkeyen Main Rd., ECD,
opposite University of Guyana
40-ft. trench. Land 0.139 acre
- 6 054 sq. ft. Price neg. Call.
592-694-8201, 227-8621
Providence $24M, Ogle $10M,
Canje $10M Bushy park E.B.
Essequibo 10 acres $80M. De
Freitas Associates 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.
GOING cheap large wide
open land for commercial,
residential (use opposite
Gafoors warehouse on Broad&
Street. Reduced $25 million'
neg. Owner 226-1742, 623-
13 7. .
REGENT St. US$1 M, New'
Providence $24M, Canje -
three acres was $11M, now -
$9M, Bushy Park, E.B.'
Essequibo 100 acres $80M,
Ogle $10M. 225-5782, 609-
2302 233-5711.
SECT), Happy Acres, Earle'sj
Court, Lamaha Gardens,
Diamond New Scheme (Hig
income), Canal #1 &
Highway lands, Intermediate
savannah. TEL. 226-8148/62
CANAL NO. 2 $5M4
Friendship $6M, Diamond.-
3M, $1M, Harbour Bride .
$12M, Industry $SMI
tLugignan $3Vn LBI -
Meapow Ban $4MOgle -
$5M, Lamaha Gardens $0M.
Tel.'225-3737, 225-4398. '
227-4040 225-0995 66S
7070 628-0796. Happy Acresi
$10M $37M, Banks Park 191
x 135 $50M, New Providenc
$35M, Alberttown 120 x 48
$15M, North Road $9M,
Good Hope 9 000 sq.'ft. $5M,
Peter's Hall -$12M-$45M New
Amsterdam, Berbice $28M
add many more Call us.,





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COUNSELLING $'.E _, _a,: 2,.-0
WANTED or n~n 'li i t o r s at


An~1~tE -'A~JGI~SI~ ii ~ll~'

KITTY $9M, Prashad
Nagar $19M, $14M, Newtown
$OM, Queenstown $16M,
Alberttown, concrete $19M,
Kitty, new concrete $20M, Bel
Air Park- 3-storey reduced from
$60M, to $43M. Sec. 'K' -
$17M, Meadow Brook, new -
$29M, Nandy Park $16M,
D'Urban Backland $13.5M,
South Gdns $16.5M, Agricola,
concrete, reduced from l$11
to $7M. Phone God's Favorite
Realty 225-2626, 225-2709,
225-5198, 231-2064.


Sw SWeet(boweldf dleaA) neg.

Tel./mx 225-s097/227-0721

Ce: 684-7229

ONE house in Enmore -
$15 000 monthly. Call 622-

apartment semi- furnished.
222-4733 Dolly.
FURNISHED flat to let for
overseas visitors. Gait 226-
available. Centrally located in
Georgetown. 225-7131, 664-
OFFICE space in
Alberttown suitable for
doctor or clinic. Telephone
available. Centrally located in
Georgetown. 225-7131, 664-
TWO bedroom furnished
house. 140 Barima Ave., BEl
Air Park. 225-8153 or 227-
Streets, Bourda. 24 ft. x 22 ft.
space. Call Julian 225-4709.
ONE 3-bedroom upper flat,
Fifth Street, South Cummings
Lodge. Call 624-7205.
1 LIQUOR Restaurant at
189 Bar Street, Kitty. Tel.
226-8311, 660-4659, 225-
PHONE 225-9944.
ROOM to rent, single
working person residential area.
Contact 231-8661, 629-5064.
621-3438, 6094899.
FURNISHED rooms at
Bachelor's Adventure, E. C.
DEM. Tel. 229-6149 Gloria
ONE 1-bedroom bottom
flat apartment. Parking
space. Call 662-9449, 231-
ONE 3-bedroom top in
Gamett St. Parking $60 000
monthly. Call Ryan on 645-
5343 or 225-5363.
1 3-BEDROOM and 1 2
bedroom apt avail to rent in
VYheid's Lust area. Contact #

One two-bedroom bottom
flat at Industry HIS, ECD. Price
$30 000 per month. Cell 644-
1230, 222-3318.
house by itself within
Georgetown. Max $90,000 per
month. Call: 651-9062.
ONE two bedroom bottom
fiat furnished $60,000 mth
t Raiway Line). Call: 223-
21734or 656-9894.

COMING from overseas?
Rtments Hfor rent at Lot 8
aher's(furnished). Call:
223-2173 or 656-9894.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat apartment inside toilet &
bath, metre, located at Ogle.
$26 000. Call 222-5448; 688-

TEL. 611-0315; 690-8625.
2-FLAT houses in La Flora
Gardens, Eccles, family, living
rooms, 5 bedrooms master,
maid's quarters. 227-3717.623-
5534. ____
1 -oedroom furnished
coiiaoe Centrally located,
S, jradE. foreign student. Tel.
227-1379- Overseas working
Apartment / rooms for short
term overseas/ locs; .. i
Amelia's Ward, L,3-. 1.-
7124, 614-4415, 444-4704.
FULLY fumished 3-bedroom
upper flat for 3r,.orl'ic.rn, lirre
rental. both Ic:ai ano c.Erseas
clients. Call 226-0210, 226-
sIle.J are's. Suitable for a
cCuTi.le .or ;r,'ale person $4
000 ) 5 C'C"' .er day. Call
2316-2-Z.9 6;2-5776
LARGE spacious bottom flat
business to rent, Alexander St.,
Kitty, good security $80 000
per month. Call 225-0571
ONE bedroom fully
furnished apt., in Kitty, for
overseas & out of town visitors.
Call 227-2466 or 644-2447.
3-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished in Craig St.,
Campbeliville for overseas
guest- Short term. Call Tel.
SHORT term or long term
rental two-bedroom, fully
furnished top flat- Norton Street,
Lodge. Tel. # 225-8149, 261-
561 261-5635

ETC. TEL. 218-4635, 218-
0392, 648-7504.
EXECUTIVE property in
Prime Residential
neighbourhood in La Flora
Gardens, Block AA Eccles. Call
233-2564 for more information.
Check out Sunflower Hotel
rooms for rent long term, short
term. 24 hrs, 4 hrs, etc. Call -
225-3817; 229-Cummings
Street. South Road.
COMING from overseas
check out Sunflower Hotel. Long
term, short term, 3 hrs. 4 hrs, etc.
at Sunflower Hotel, 24 hrs
opening. Call 225-3817.
We have houses, apartments
and vehicles to let Contact tel.
www.netsurfire.com. Netsurf
International Real Estate.
FURNISHED & Unfurnished
houses. Rural, commerr3ia &
residential areas. -:,ce;- .- l,'~1
000 up. Contact Sonja 225-
7197; 623-2537.
Newly built 2-bedroom flat
situated at Mocha Arcadia, EBD.
Unfurnished, very comfortable.
EmTiere,-c ater supply, etc.
Call tr of-670, 689-598u0.
BEAUTIFUL quiet house at
Land-of-Canaan, suitable for
honeymoon or holidays.
Caretaker on premises. Call 226-
8901 611-7658, 681-3217.
C/VILLE furnished one-
bedroom apartments to rent on
a daila, nihi-i basis. Starting
from IS$5 pS i all Anand- 227
8356 2-.i 1.-115i .ri>[-,m
2-BEDROM apirrien in
Georgetown for renlai Prefer
working couple with or without
children. Rental preferred $35
000 monthly. Tel. 685-7163.
apartment to rent. Situated at
Lot 319 East Street North.
Cummingsburg, G/town.
Suitable for a couple without
children. Call 226-3387.
bedroom fully furnished, a/c, hot
& cold, secured, parking,
telephone, upper flat Overseas
visitors. Tel: 226-1457/613-
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished upstairs overhead
tank garage space location Be]
Air ark. Tel. 225-4413, 614-
0949, 619-9972, 220-1306 or
Sharonxs@hyc.k. com
unfurnished apartments one,
two, three & four bedrooms.
Queenstown residential,
from US$25 per day, long term
also available. Tef. 624-4225
bedroom fully furnished, a/c, hot
& cold, secured, parking,
telephone, upper flat Overseas
visitors. Tel: 226-1457/613-
US$600. executive house and
office apt. $5 500, space -
US$1 000 upwards. Phone Tony
Reld's Realty 225-3068, 225-

Hadfield Street one three-
L de.:.c.m T oupe master room.
r..: --.d :. .i lei parking, etc.
US$1 i', 1:,3 i,,,'T-in C 1I1Naresh
Persat- F25'.9% .650-2724.
APARTMENTS (1-bedroom)
$18 000, $20 000. S25 000, (2-
bedroom) $25 000. $32 000,
3-bedroom $40 000, furnished
$26 000, S45 000. Call 231-
LA ROMAN Real Estate
Agencies. Fabric Designing,
Sewing, etc. Cell: 628-273:
Home: 222-6946. Proprietress-
Romana Ramjit. 1 2-bedroom,
all conveniences.
LA ROMANA Real Estate
Agencies, Fabric Designing.
Se,.,;r, eic. Cell: 628-2739:
c.ie L22-6946. Proprietress -
Romana Rarjit. 1 2-bedroom,
all conveniences.
APARTMENTS (1-bedroom)
T18 0D0 $20 000, $25 000, (2
te.roc., m 1- $25 000, $32 000,
.-rer com $40 000, furnished
; C000, $45 000. Call 231-



atEccles New

Musing Scheme

Light, water, grilled,
and plenty parking

Contact Owner
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972,


1 LARGE fully furnished 4-
bedroom house at Dowding St.,
Kitty, with all modem amenities.
AC shower and bath with hot
and cold water, sep. WC and
secure parking facility. Overseas
only. TeL 226-0685.
Furnished four-bedroom
house, master bedroom self-
conditioned & air-conditioned.
Two additional bathrooms,
entertainment area, secure
parking, hot & cold water.
Contact 222-2750, 663-8511,
GRIEA furnished top flat,
rr.re .- d ,:,o n apartment,
.iljed lull, meshed and other
racithe:- IriI make comfortable
living in Subryanville.
Furnished top flat at McDoom.
Price US$750. Tel. 225-3737;
Fully furnished one-
bedroom and two- bedroom
apartment with kitchen, sitting
room and living room, etc. No
bills to pay. $85 000 and $120
000 monthly. Interested person
oniy- Duncan Street. Contact
Prime spot on Sheriff Street
$100 000, $200 000 and $350
000. Snackette, wholesale,
Salon, Meat Centre Barber
shop, Restaurant & Bar, etc.
Interested person only. Contact
C & S Night Club, Sheriff Street.
FULLY equipped bar
Charotte St L/own $200 006
monthly. Middle and top floors,
Charlotte St., business/
residence $200 000 each
monthly. New two-flat furnished,
Craig St., C/ville US$1 000
monthly. 225-5782, 609-2302,
FURNISHED, semi furnished
& unfurnished properties for
rental- Furnished $450 US -
$2500 US. Semi furnished -
70,000 $200,000.
Unfurnished $25,000 -
$250,000. Also properties for
sale and many others. Contact
223-9457; 642-6084.
AIR SPRINGS, Subryanville,
Queenstown, Section 'K' C/ville,
C/vile, Bel Air Park (Lama Ave.),
Prashad Nagar Courida Park
Sapt)Repulic Park, Ogle. Bus
rental: Kingston, Camp ellville
Bond. Bel Air Park. Kingston,
Cummings Street. TEL. 226-
8148, 625-1624.
QUALITY apartment Bel
Air Park (top flat) 2 bedrooms, 1
bath., pressure pump with 3 water
tanks. Also bottomm flat) 2
bedrooms, 1 bath, carpet/
mosquito proof, telephone,
parking facilities. Price (neg.).
Tall up to the minute Realty.
Tel.ifax 227-0721, Office 225-
8097, Cell 684-7229.

LAL'S REALTY 231-7325/
612-9574. Business Regent
St US$1500; Business Robb
St US$1,000 & US$1,500; Office
space Robb St US$2,000 &
US$500; Office space -
Charlotte St $70,000 & $35.000.
Regent St 2 bedrooms upstairs
$50,000. La Penitence Public
Road 2 bedrooms $25000.
SECTION K large 2-
bedroom cottage US$1 000.
BEL AIR GARDENS 2 very nice
4 and 5-bedroom mansions,
furnished US$2 500 and US$2
Ground floor for business $90
000 and a very large 3- storey
mansion, ideal for office use or
residence US$2 600.
SUBRYANVILLE cute colonial
cottage, furnished US$1 500.
OFFICES downtown, 1s1 and
21" floors available at US$1. per
sq. ft. etc, etc. etc. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. Absolute
Realty for "Homes with Style".
OGLE: Large 4-bedroom
furnished, large swimming pool
and lovely garden US$3500.
elegant 5-bedroom mansion with
pool, fully furnished US$5 000.
HAPPY ACRES: 3-bedroom 2-
flat partly furnished US$1 300
and others in Bel Air Park,
Courida Park, Queenstown,
Campbellville, etc. Call 226-
7128, 615-6124. ABSOLUTE
REALTY for "Homes with Style".
FUTURE Homes Realty 227-
4040; 225-0995; 628-0796; 669-
7070. Guysuco GDNS $2,500
US, Bel Air Springs $2,500 -
$3,000 US, Republic Park $800
US $1200 US, Queenstown
$3500 US, Office Ogle $1,500
US $3500 US Subryanville
$1,200 UJS, Bel Air Park $2,500
US, P. Nagar $2,500 US, Regent
St $8,000 US. North Road
$1,500 per flat, Lamaha Gdns
2500 US, William St., C/ville
$2,500 US.
Tel. 225-1017, 623-6136. Email
or 64 Main and Middle Streets,
Georgetown. Kitty $50 000,
Section K, Campbellville
Cottage US$800, furnished,
Be! Air Springs US$1 500,
Republic Park US$1 200,
Eccles Happy Acres, Kingston,
two fully furnished apartments -
US$1 000 each, BelAir Park -
US$1 000 unfurnished, Office
spaces Brickdam, Queenstown,
Kingston, Middle & Camp
Streets bond, Central
Georgetown, others.

Fiteot Haw: Bel A[i Patk
Nauy Park; Ece8s (nw- b19i bl);
FPrusd Nalir; AUlanc Ville;

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20' x 35' 2-storey house,
Seafield, Leonora. Call 661-
OGLE property with 2 to 3
extra lots. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
CAMP St., business
residence, two-flat $38M. 225-
5782, 609-2302, 233-5711.
LAND with 2 houses at 41
Agrculture Rd., Triumph
Sideline Dam. Call 263-5338.
LOW income properties for
sale in Berbice $2.6M. Tel.
227-4551, 682-2559.
ONE property for sale at 242
Forshaw Street, Queenstown.
Contact owner on 226-1367.
ONE bungalow type house
for sale, located at Meadow
Brook Gardens. Phone# 644-
3518. :
FOR sale by owner -
property at Public Road De
Hoop, Mahaica, ECD. Call 623-
NEW three-bedroom two-flat
concrete, Diamond H/S $9M.
609-2302, 225-5782, 233-5711.

Atlantic Ville, corner lot $9M.
609-2302, 225-5782. 233-5711
THREE bedroom back
cottage. Croal Street, G/town -
$6M. 609-2302, 225-5782, 223-
concrete three- bedroom $9M.
225-5782. 609-2302, 233-5711.
PRIME Mainsay Public Rd..
Essequibo two-flat $9M. 225-
5782. 609-2302. 233-5711-
FURNISHED house for sale
in Prashad Nagar $30M neg.
Call 218-0303, 655-6875.

Bel Airt Prk- S35M~aeg
GySufol GanleeTs formerlyy
Turkeyne GS35M aeg
Sedion'l' (/ve (snew
coistridin) G$28-35M
Queeinst officee build) 6S35
(rotl Sireelt 11&M- GSSM
Subryaile S1S 5neg
Prfshed aNogr (2 amhy
home)- GS24M ieg
Thomas Street(srhool
huiding) G512M
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Te/Fax: 225-097/227-0721
Cel: 684-7229

SD REAL Estate we buy,
sell or rent your property for you.
Call us on 231-7864 or 664-1070.
LOCATED on Church Street.
two bldgs. in yard and Regent
Street. Tel. # 225-2228 and 223-
ONE front building for sale,
73 Hadfield St., Stabroek, G/
town. $7M. Call 231-1272;
ONE two-flat concrete
building for sale. Contact Mrs.
Khan at 242 Forshaw Street,
Queenstown or 226-1367
FURNISHED house in Good
Hope on the East Coast,
Excellent condition $30M
negotiable. 218-0303, 655-
ONE WOODEN two storey
building for sale 172 E
DeAbreau Street. Newtown Kitty.
Call 223-2173 or 656-9894.
CALL 613-4225.
CANAL NO. 2 Polder, West
Bank Demerara. 76 000 sq. ft.,
land space, 3-bedroom house.
2- flat building. Call 263-5740.
GRIEA Forshaw Street.
Queenstown, concrete and
wooden front building in good
condition. Price $14M. Tel.
:225-3737: 225-4398.
We have for sale houses,
lands, vehicles etc. Contact tel.
.223-81 99.621 -827 1.
www.netsufrire-com Netsurf
International Real Estate.
NEW HOPE, EBD 2-storey
building, land road to river,
$12.5M (US$62 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. 0)
buildings to buy Eccles. S/
Ruimveldt, Kitty, Central G/town,
etc. Ederson s 226-5496.
NORTH RD. vacant 2-
storey building, ideal Insurancel
internet $25M (US$125 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
STABROEK, Brickdam 2-
storey corner building. Ideal
Doctors clinic. $26M US$130
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
CHARLESTOWN. vacant 3-
storey wooden building for
Church. School. $16M neg-
(US$80 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. _
Doctors, who wants new hospital
with computer lab. X-rays. $37M
(US$185 000). Ederson's -
ROBB!Bourda market 2-
storey building. Was $75M now
$50M (US$250 000). Owner
needs medical. Ederson's -
storey concrete & wooden
building. Ideal for retirement.
$4M. (US$20 000). Ederson's
- 226-5496.
SOESDYKE Public Rd. -
vacant new luxurious, 3-bedroom
mansion, electricity, water.
phone $13M (USS65 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.

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GITOWN central
transported comer lot. Area to
build 3-storey hotel. Now
$100M, (US$500 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
BB ECCLES, vacant new
2-storey concrete, 6 luxurious
bedrooms mansion parking, A/
C. $30M, .(US$150 000)
Ederson's 226-5496.
storey wooden & concrete
building, downstairs business.
S11M neg. (US$55 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
new flat concrete 3-bedroom
with all modern amenities.
$5.5M (US$27 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
KINGSTON, near foreign
embassies, colonial luxurious
mansion, ideal international
hotel. $80M (US$400 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
storey concrete modern design
mansion, front lawn for tennis?
swimming. $14M (US$70
000). Ederson's- 226-5496.
PARIKA, new shopping
center invests wisely. storey building, (b) general
store- (c) bond/ware -house.
S75M (US$378 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
concrete 6 luxurious bedrooms
mansion on 3 house lots. Ideal
international hotel. $65M
US$325 000). Ederson's -
2 6-5496-
HAVE yoift own land? We
can build newly constructed 3
bedroom wood houses from -
$2.8M $3.2M, 20 ft x 30 ft.
Tel. # 227-4551, 682-2559.
NO AGENT. Mrs. Wilson -
226- 2650, 229- 2566, to view
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. 2
kitchens, Campellvile, 110 -
240 v. Suits 2 families,
business, investor.
COURIDA Park, Shamrock
Gardens, Oleander Gardens,
Be] Air Park, Section K,
Subryanville Bilygezight.
Prices from $18M. onja -
executive luxury house,
massive land space with
manicured lawn & benab
(bath tub, hot & cold, air
conditioning) $60M. Call
GRIEA-Queenstown 211
building in yard with no
arage parking -4-ft. walkway.
rooms concrete. newly
constructed. Price $111M neg.
Tel. 225-3737, 225-4398.
GRIEA. Earie's Court
concrete & wooden tiJ.!dng
in good condition on land -
80 x 120'. elevated. fenced
and secure. Price $S 3M neg-
Tel_ 225-4398: 225-3737.
One soac '.partment -
* kitchen. d'..rij "3,: and one
large bedroom mn a highly
secure area in Georgetown.
Preferable for couple with one
child Contact Tel. 227-2900 -
SALE. Land of Canaan. EBD
transported 80 acres,
developed, ideal for resort.
$3M per acre US$15 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
SALE G/TOWN central
transported land. Area to build
4-storey hoteUsupermarket/
mini malls $60M (US$300
000). Ederson's- 226-5496.
transported 3 M acres [and,
sawmill/shed 320' x 34' ft.
bond 30' x 20' ft $24M.
Ederson's 226-5496.
vacant new 2 fiat concrete.
buildings 4 luxurious
bedrooms, areas for tennis/
swimming $12-5M (US$62
000). Ederson's -226-5496.
CAMP/Robb Sts. 3 2-
storey wooden building. ideal
3-storey supermarket, sublet 20
minimalls. $26M (US$130
000). Owner needs medical.
Ederson's 226-5496
$50M. near Georgetown
hospital $50M. Ouamina St.
$13M. Peter Hall $12M,
Section 'K' S28M, Triumph -
$12M. $13M. Tel- 225-3737,
PROPERTY at 415 Non
Panel. ECD. 131 Courbane
Park, Annandale ECD; I Fish
Company Industrial Site.
transpoteil and 2 fishing boats-
with seine. Call 62 -5191,
650-9764, 220-5028.
ONE 2-storey. 3-bedroom
house in excellent condition,
opposite Soesdyke Primary
School. 150-ft- ell, reservoir,
overhead tank. etc. Price
$11M. Call Naresh Persaud -




NON Panel, New Scheme
one 2-storey wooden and
concrete house 4 bedrooms,
inside toilet and bath. Land 40
x 80 with outside bathroom
washbay, sink, etc. $8M neg.
Call 658-3826, 646-9947.
double lot side by side with two
buildings and transported lots
of ard- space (1" lot 210' x
50' (211 140' x 40') total area
3K0' x 90' in a central area
Public Road, Mc Doom. Phone
AVE. of Republic -
US$2M, R/veldt Public Rd. -
18M, New Market St., posh -
58M, Republic Park 30M,
$22M, Versailles mansion,
gated compound $58M. De
reites Associates 225-5782,
609-2302, 233-5711.
BANKS PARK (executive) ,
Kersaint Park, Atlantic
Gardens, Ogle, GuySuCo
Gardens, Subryanville, Sheriff
Street, Lamaha Gardens, Be
Air Park,/Village, Prashad
Nagar, Republic Park,
Diamond. TEL. 226-8148, 625-
NEW 3-bedroom concrete
structure and land 100' x 60'.
Vacant now, ready to go,
situated at Earl's CourtI LBI for
$12.5M. Twelve million and
five hundred thousand dollars.
Contact Pete's Real Estate,
Lot 2 George & Hadfield Sts.
223-7432 or 223-6218.
bed 4$10 M $5M, Anira St. -
8M, South $7M, Kitty $6M,
7M, Alberttown $4M,
6M.Ogle -$3.5M, $5M,
iddle St. (by hospital) $8M,
Croal St. $6M Atlantic Ville -
$9M, Grove public road $6M
East Ruimveldt (front road) New
house-$7M. Call 231-6236.
Several properties in Kitty,
Prashad Nagar Queenstown,
South Ruimveldt, Be Air Park
D'Urban Street $9.5M
upwards, acant possession
land in Alberttown $6M L.B.I
- $5M.Waterloo House
reduced to $15.5M,
Campbellvllle $12M, Sec K.
- $13M, Lamaha Gardens -
$12M. Phone Tony Reid's
Realty 225-2626, 231-2064,
225-5198, 225-3068.
CAMP St' .2- flat business
- $38M, Quamina St., three flat
residences/businesses $45M,
Ave. of Republic, business 14
000 sq. ft. US$2M, Sheriff
St., business large concrete -
US$750 000, Bel Air Park -
$27M, Newtown $11M,
Queenstown $60M, Ogle -
$20M, Versailles 'mansion,
Rated compound $60M,
Republic Pk. $30M $22M,
Sth. R/veldt $17M. 669-2302:
C/VILLE one massive 3-
storey concrete building 1"
floor 2 1 bedroom, self-
contain apts. and 1 2
bedroom apt., 2nd floor 1 3-
bedroom, m master room; 3"0
floor 3 rooms, 1 master room
a/c fully grilled, overhead
tanks, large, parking area,
building in excellent condition.
Ideal for foreign investors or
companies. Price $60M neg.
Call Naresh Persaud 225-
9882; 650-2724._
7325/612-9574. Bel Air Park
$27M, Sheriff St $75M &
$50M, C/ville $35M,
Subryanville $30M, Regent St
$180M neg; Kingston $50M &
35M; North Road $17M &
$50M & $30M, Robb St $40M
neg, Lusignan $9M neg,
Prospect EBD $10M neg,
Friendship EBD $15M neg'
New Road ECD $30M, Land
Robb St $70M, Land Regent
St $60M.
buildings in compound -
bedroom with lots of trees -
500 acres with 60 cows $10M.
FACTORY E.B. Public Road -
15 acres of land with buildings
on 7 acres $60M. PLUS Prime
spots on Main Street, Middle,
Water Street, Regent Street,
etc. Call 226-712 615-6124.
Home of Better Bargains".
- 227-4040, 225-0995, 628-
0796, 669-7070. South R/
veldt $12M, Festival City
$15M, Hadfield St $29M,
Good Hope Gdns $10M,
Continental Park EBD $18M,
Nandy Park EBD $28M,
Guysuco Park $38M, Ogle
$21M, Bel Air Park $27M,
$29M, Bet Air Springs $145M,
Carmichael St $28M, North
Road $135M, Regent St $1,6M
US, Herstelling EBD $20M,
Cummings Lodge $14M,
Queenstown $11M $14M,
Church St $43M, Atlanticville
$27M, William .St C/ville $35M.

227-4040, 225-0995, 669-7070, .Ii 1!Ulli 114il1LiihU
628-0796. Herstelling, EBD- '1., 1112
$20M, Sec. M C/ville $23M, d et i GUyanII
Atlantic Ville ECD $28M,
Queenstown $14M, NandyPark customized to your
- $19M $29M, Republic Park -
.42M, Continental Park EBD -
20M, Regent St. $50M SpeciicatilOnS
US$1.6M. Church St. 47M,
Charlotte St. $47Mc Mc Doom, llpl' i g 5IU
EBD $50M 5M, New
Providence, EBD $72M, Kitty WINDOWS FOR SALE
- $14M $18M, Lama Gdns. WINDOWS FOR SALE.
$95M $70M, BAP $29M, BAS CONTACT M. SUGRIM 226-
- $145M and many more. Call 7648.
us. SECONDARY and CXC texts

SALE 629-7599.
CALL 684-6440.
226-2081. ____
000. CALL 225-8915.
ONE refrigerator at a
reasonable price. Contact No.
WOOD MILL. CALL 662-6212
EARTH for sale delivery
to spot. Also Bob Cat rental.
Call 626-7127.
1 LISTER Arc welder
280 Amp, 220v auxiliary
628-3245, 270-1709.
6 WEEKS old Pitbull pups,
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Cal 227-0485.


ONE CPU and one Cash
Register for sale. Contact 662-
949, 231-4872.
_4 ........ ....... .....
SHERWIN Williams Latex
concrete paint in white and
colours. Tel. 220-1014.
household stuff. # 265-3651,
665-4005, 611-4330.
2 DOBERMAN pups & I
Doberman mixed Pitbull.
Phone 225-0399, 270-5074.
MIXED breed dogs. Large
built, good guard dogs. Price
$12 000. Contact 624-7225.
SCHOOL shirts in various
sizes and colour. No reasonable
offer refused. Phone 663-9296.
PURE bred rottweiler pups
vaccinated and dewormed 6
weeks old. Call 668-7993, 218-
8 WEEKS German
Shepherd puppies, vaccinated.
# 612-3647, 218-3465........................
CUMMINS engines,
Caterpillar Gen. set 65.5 KVA &
75.5 KVA. Call 643-8464. -
Foreign pools table with
slate. $25D0 00, $375 000 and
$550 000. Contact 645-0787.
ONE 5-'Hp Yamaha
outboard engine and one 5
Marine engine. Call 218-2039,
ONE Champion D600 motor
grader, 1 Bob Cat 320 mini
Excavators. Call 612-5275.
1 18,000 BTU Premiere
Air Conditioner. 4 months used.
Good as new. Tel. 227-1379.
FRIDGES & Freezers and
Coolers at giveaway price. Tel.
225-8802; 629-5383.
imported. Serious Enquiries
only. Contact 626-4242, 614-

Page 9 & 24.p65. ,.

books, next to new. Tel. No. 225-
A NEW double bed with
mattress and a new wardrobe.
Contact D. Mangar at 61 Public
Road, Kitty.
4 VACCINATED, fluffy pups.
Dachshund crossed with Tibetian
ONE DELTA Wood Shaper in
excellent condition. Tel. 225-
1 YAMAHA 75 H.P. outboard
engine in working condition -
$55 000. Tel. 668-8307.
45-GALLON Plastic Drum
with cover (general purpose).
Wholesale & Retail. 227-2422;
LOCAL & foreign pool tables
7 x 8ft. including balls, cue,
rubber, coinshoot & cloth.
Contact NAKA, 220-4298,609-
AMPLIFIER, tape deck, CD
player one pair speaker boxes
h watts. Brand new. Tel. 216-
0671, 622-0267.
COMPUTER $70 000, TV,
DVD player, 3 in 1 printer, other
stuff. Owner leaving country. Call
Ryan on 225-5363 or 645-5343.
Terrier pups for sale. Call 227-
4587, 684-1276.
3" inches Swimming Pool
Tablets. PHONE 223-0608 (8 am
- 4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
engines and generators from 4
to 20 KVA. Also Lister Diesel
Welder. Tel. 624-3187.
Doberman puppies for sale.
Vaccinated and dewormed, six
(6) week old. Contact 225-8414
or 621-1591.
1 Pumpex mixed with
Pekinese female dog. Call 621-
0700, from 7 am to 2:30 pm and
from 8:30pm to 11 pm.

Computer Sales

Used and New Laptops and
Desktop Computers for Sale.
Printers. Monitors,Digital
Cameras. Software, Training
Manuals and CDs. Computer
Repairs. Virus Removal PC
Tune up, etc. Computerized
Accounting and Point of Sale
Training & Support Services.
Call: 225-15400or622-8308
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c I

Computers' Trainng. Consulting

INVERTER: "Tripp Lite" 550
watts, self-charging (electrical
backup supply). Telephone 227-
FREON GAS: 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A, 404A & 141. Also
Helium for Balloons and Argon
Gas. PHONE 223-0608 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
Gases. Fast and efficient service.
10-11 Mc Doom Public Road,
EBD. PHONE 223-0608 (8 am -
4 pm), Mon. to Fri.
ONE new 250 cc Honda
Scooter, 12-in to 18-in speaker,
part for any big bike, CD changer,
Peavey mixer 16 channels.
Telephone No. 218-4243 or 685-
OVER 100 treated 8
wallaba posts, 4 rolls of 4' wide
American heavy duty form wire
(75') 1 bread making
machine, 1% Hp American
made electric motor, 1 marble
table ton 4' x 2' and much
more all unused. Tel. 223-
1254 on Sunday or after 7 pm


Tiller. Tel. 226-5396;
complete, internet ready, 1 year
warrant $40 000, $50 000.
Call 225-8527, 220-2449.
OXYGEN and Acetylene
Industrial Gases. #58 Village,
Corentyne Berbice. Phone
338-2221 & 338-2335 (David
4 PUPS Dachshund, 2
mths., old vaccinated and
dewormed. Call Juliette Lam -
227-8451, 225-6174, 18 Craig
St., C/ville
Gents & Ladies assorted
brand name clothing, electrical
items, sawmill equipment &
spares computer supplies. Call:
RABBITS as pets and meat.
Contact Padrack Meat Centre,
Orange Walk Bourda. Any
quantity. Tel. 227-8998/261-
5366 or 618-6643.

Seiko, Citizens, Casio
Gents & ladies Quartz
and k ork watches 3000
pieces to choose from.
From $500 and up
Watch batteries
sold & installed
Check out
68 Robb Street, Lacytown
Nut Centre
"No Branches"
Tel: 227.1228, 225.4631
Ask for Narita
PARTS for Dryers/
Washers. Thermostats, pumps,
motors, belts, valves, knobs, etc.
Technician available. Call 622-
hotocopier, 1 Canon desktop
aser photocopier, 1 Hp Deskjet
Printer. Call Julian 225-4709.
ONE Butcher shop in
Bourda Market. Contact 622-
4955, between 10 am and 5
pm or 220-6440, anytime
after 5 pm_
12 WEEKS old Rottweiler
and German Shepherd puppies,
fully vaccinated and dewormed.
Tel. 223-0754 or 227-4872.
YAMAHA 15 & 40 outboard
engines, Stihl weeding
machine, 1 Toyota extended
Cab pick-up. Contact 226-7352/
SHEEP 110 in total. Good
breed includes Black Belly ram,
ewe's, etc. Bargain. Genuine
reason. Call 442-3494; 691-
4MM %" = 3/8" " Ply
Board. Long boots, rain coats &
suits. Waheed's Gen. Store 113
Pike St., Kitty. Tel. 226-7585,
Fax: 226-7586.
ONAN 30 KVA Diesel
Generator, Baldor Grinding
machine with stones also
English Piano. Tel. 226-4177,
688-7224, 225-2319.
17" DV 9320 us Lap-tops
multi- functional scanner /
printer / copier, chess & draught
components, games buttons,
checker, marbles, dice. # 609-
--------------- ---------- ..........^ ^ .............
PHONE 223-0608 (8 am -4 pm),
Mon. to Fri.
PUPPIES very fluffy small
short breed puppies cute and
adorable. Contact Susan, 88
Albert & First Sts., A/town, opp.
Bish. 231-6276, 220-3318, 618-
220V New Klimnaire air-
conditioner, 220V PEAK air-
conditioner, one double hot
plate, one upright 110V freezer
one CD player with cassette and
radio.?_. _.226-7085/225-6288.
Massey Ferguson 285 Tractor
Bobcat 763 G diesel welder with
perkin engine on wheel, gasoline
welder milFer 225 amps generator
Toyota 2RZ engine, Toyota 22RE
engine with transmission.TEL. #
2 .6_-- -------- 9-.--------------.. ----.-. -----..... ............. . .
CALL 621-7266.



Instalment Plans available
Tel: 227.5080;

680-7104; 652-1175

HURRY to Status Investment
the authorized dealers in all
satellite dish. Also for your
Interior location. View sports-
max for ust sport live cricket,
boxing, football, etc. Tel. 227-
1151. Ask for De Peazer- 667-
2824, 646-5000.
CAUSTIC SODA: 55 lbs $4
600; Alum: 55 Ibs $5 800; Soda
Ash: 55 Ibs $8 700, Sulphuric
Acid: 45 Gals $52 200,
Granular Chlorine & Chlorine
Gas. All prices are Vat Inclusive.
PHONE 223-0608 (8 am 4 pm),
Mon. to Fri.

WILD MEAT, Seafoods
and Freshwater Fish
Labba, Deer, Watrash,
Wild Hog, Prowis
Himara, Lukanani, etc.
Pork, Beef, Mutton,
Duck, Chicken, etc.
177 Charlotte
and Alexander St.

4 BOXES with 12" speakers
- $60 000 2 boxes with 8"
speakers $20 000, 8 tweeters
in box $8 000, 2 amplifiers -
$50 000, 1 mixer $15 000, 1
equalizer $15 000 Whirlpool
washer $45 000, Sankey gas
stove $25 000. Owner leaving
- 231-0158/ 653-4886.
Everything must go. Also
garage safe. Tel. 225-8361,
650-360, 8 am 6 pm daily
One 2600 watt Yamaha
Generator. New. Contact 656-
9261. One female Indian Bridal
outfit. 3 piece, brand new from
company- with matching
accessories. Contact 656-926'1.
(TWO) 50 cc (one) 100cc
Jailing motorcycles, one JVC 21"
coloured TV, excellent working
condition. Call 624-7205.
16 CLAIMS gold &
diamond located in Mazaruni/
Puruni. Claims are productive.
Also 1 mining corp incororated
in New York City 1998. Tax ID #
provided to interested persons.
Contact Victor at 641-8005.
FOR sale, one Gold and
Black Honda Wagon for US$13
000, one Grey Nissan Sunny in
mint condition for $2 million-
price negotiable and one RZ
mini bus in mint condition $2
million. For information, call
1 KAWASAKI 750 full race
motor bike, 1 Honda 5500 watts
generator, 1 Honda 6500 watts
generator, 2 2-door coolers, 1
yota Tacoma, 1 Sani serve ice
cream machine 1 spray, 1
double bunked, 1 baby cradle,
1 swinging chair, 1 karoake
machine, Lp Disc, 1 fixed cell
cellular phone for Interior, 1 Kerg
X3 organ. Call 226-0476, 62T-

ONE AT 140. $250
000 NEG. TEL. 619-

ONE Toyota Tundra -
$4.5M negotiable. 225-2350.
PDD 1745. CALL 231-6143.
7 llent condition. 613-
o. 16-3606,.
580 C ,.mac. Good
working condition. Contact
Priya at 661-4464.
ONE SV 33 Camry, in
excellent condition. Contact
623-0957, 628-1947
1 RZ MINIBUS music.
mags, good condition $895
00 Call 218-4060.
1 BMW. Price $1.1M
neg. Contact 69e0-8040,
between 9 am and 5 pm.
NISSAN Sunny B12, to
be sold as scrap.Contact
Number 641-3343.

for sale.


1 AT Corolla PGG 7782,
automatic. Call 229-2885, 668-
9806. First owner.
1 NISSAN B12, good
condition, a/c. Contact
Numbers: 610-9218, 231-
1 HILUX Surf 4-wheel
drive AC, fully powered,
mags $2.1M neg. Contact
60 -9780.
minibus. Turbo, EF1, BKK
6976. Tel. 662-5675. Owner
CAMRY SV40. Excellent
condition. Contact 624-1197/
1 192 Carina. Tape Deck
A/c. Never work hire. PJJ
series. Tel. 641-1127.__
1 192 Carina. CD, AC,
mag rims. PJJ series. Tel.
641 -1127.
powered, automatic. Priced to
sell. Tel. 225-2481.
ONE Corolla EE 111, low
mileage, woman driven $1.8
M neg. 623-6677.
2 AT 192 Carinas in good
condition. Series PJJ & PKK.
Tel. No. 221-2817.
AE 100 TOYOTA Corolla
motor car, PHH Series, excellent
condition, lady driver. 222-
One AT 170 Toyota Carina
car. EFI fully powered,
automatic, dD Player, etc. Tel.
ONE TOYOTA Tundra 4 x
4, 4-door, automatic. $4.1M
negotiable. Tel. 220-7430 or
1 TOYOTA RZ 15-seater,
manual, new seats, new
engine. Price S1.2M. Contact
Ro ky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA pick-up, solid
def. manual 4 x 4. Immaculaate
condition. $1.2M neg Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.
1 AT 170 Corona EFI with
spoiler and mags. Excellent
condition. Phone 268-3953.
1 TOYOTA Cressida, good
working condition $500 000.
Contact tel. 222-2105, 654-
series, immaculate condition,
owner driven. $1.3M neg. Tel.
1 EP 71 TOYOTA Starlet
(Turbo) 2 door. Manual, fully
powered, AC, alarm. CD player
spoiler. Price $750 000. Contact
Rocky # 225-1400 or 621-
1- EP 82 Toyota Starlet,
PHH series, automatic, fully
powered, a/c, mag rims, 2-door.
Turbo. Price $1.2M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400/621-5902.


1 AT 170 CARINA.
Excellent condition. $700 000
neg. Contact Rickey 270-
: 4494/622-6624. .. .
GREEN Toyota Tundra.
Fully customized, never
registered. Tel. 227-0613,643-
898 5. _
ONE 35 Massey Ferguson
Tractor. Good condition. Good
Price. Phone 614-0911 or 613-

2005 Foid Mondeo, bMiod nlew font
Euope, only 15000 miles, all
original do0umenis from
deailerianuouls etc. 0oul S(aree jO

1' 7" ',' ., '
0 Hil f'' : H12 : !it i :l
*1 "l ..', I month ago.
PKK 6446
Not reconditioned
Must see
Call: 227-7677,225-2503

1 Toyota Vista. PEE series.
Good condition. Owner leaving
country. Call 227-1931, 621-
player, mags. Excellent
condition. Call 685-7735, 683-
2 580c Hymacs in working
condition $3M neg. 1 D4E
bulldozer $1M neg. Call 623-
1 LONG Base RZ
carburetor, good condition, BFF
8359. Contact 263-5784, 666-
ONE Toyota Tundra 2002
model. Fully loaded with all
accessories.- Contact 623-0957,
yr., PKK Series. $3.3M. Serious
enquiries only. Call 692-2207.
1 L Touring Wagon,
excellent condition. Price neg
Call 220-3946; 614-4676; 220-


Any one $3.5M neg

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brkkdnm
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972,
1- Honda XLR 600R Dirt
bike,1 Suzuki DR 650 Dirt bike.
Call 771-4114, cell 691-1510.
TOYOTA T100, Extra Cab
A/c, 6-cyl., automatic, GKK
Series, music a/c. $2.4M neg.
Call 220-2449; 655-2401.
$650,000. Call Rajiv on 225-
5363 or 645-5343.
1 B13 Sunny, 17" Rims
available. 4 x 4 system $675
000 nag. Contact Andre 629-
2404, 231-2200.
1 HILUX Surf mags, roof
rock, crash bar 1 AT Corona,
EFI. Tel. 612-8913.
1 NISSAN Cefiro, private,
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
chrome mag rims, alarm, CD
player, cruise control. Price -
1.2M. Contact Rocky 225-
400/621-5902. '
1- Toyota Harrier (Lexus)
PJJ Series -Automatic, fully
powered, AC, megrims, CD
player T.V., Alarm, 4x4, remote
start. Price$7.1M. neg Contact
Rocky on tel:621-5902,225-

1 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina,
original PJJ Series, automatic,
fuly powered, AC, mag rim.
Price $1.4M Contact Rocky -
4 225-1400 or 621-5902.
1- Toyota double cab (4-
door). 5-speed gear, alarm, AC.
CD Player, roller / crash bar -
$3M. Rocky 225-1400, 621-
2 AT 212 Carinas, both
excellent condition, fully
powered, 1 set RAV 4. mag
rims. Contact Leonard 226-
9316, 227-1239, 617-1505.
TOYOTA RAV4, fully
powered, a/c. automatic, CD,
mags, etc., in immaculate
condition. $2.6M. Call 276-
0313/626-1141 Shahab.
1 TOYOTA 4 x 4 in excellent
condition. 1 Nissan 4x 4. Price
negotiable. 1 Nissan Car..J,,
minibus. Price neg. Tel. 2.5-
8802; 629-5383.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
automatic, fully powered, a/c,
mags crash bar $2.1M (4 x 4).
Contact Rocky 225-1400,
1 TOYOTA T-100 4x4, GJJ
Series, automatic fully
powered, mags, a/c, CD player.
2.5M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400. 621-5902.



1 TOYOT RAV 4- po
One ownEr migs, roof rac
Sp0ilet, aiOnditioner 3,Jtomati, 4 '

lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind brickdalm
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972,
1 TOYOTA RAV 4 (low
mileage), automatic, fully
powered, a/c, mags, CD Player
- $2.7M. ContacmRocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 NISSAN B12 Sunny
(Private) manual, mag rims.
Price $525 000 neg. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
GMC Diesel Extra Cab, 4 x
4 pick up, Dodge Grand
Caravan, also Ford Explorer
Expedition. 226-4177; 225-
2319; 688-7224.
also Toyota Tundra, fully
loaded GKK, like new. 226-
4177; 688-72_24;_225-2_319.
engine $2M nag. Opel Kadett
1. L fuel Inj. $400 000 neg.
Contact 226-6437.
. TRACTOR Yanmar 21 Hp,
with straight plow, (1) boom
pole, (1) Bush Hog grass cutter.
contact Victor at 641-8005.
2 MINI cars, 1 165 Massey
Ferguson Tractor, 1 cement
mixer, 1 Lister generator. Call
227-3861, 260-0719.
FOR sale by owner 1 AT
212 Carina, 15" nickel rims, AC,
CD player $1.6M neg. Call 229-
6842, 646-2401.
I TOYOTA Tacoma (2005)
4WD 16 000 miles only.
Excellent condition. Serious
enquiries only. Tel. 623-3874.
AA 60 CARINA. Price $200
000; one RT 100 gear box -
$20 000. Phone 444-2461 or
622-6387 (Cell).
1 G-Touring wagon -
manual. a/c, alarm, mags &
DVD. Excellent condition. Price
- $1 450 000 neg. Tel. 641-
RAV 4 Mitsubishi Jeep, AT
212 192 Carina EP 82 Starlet,
Ceres, Pick up- Model M truck.
621-6037, 227-2834.
ONE Master Surf Town Ace
mini bus. Excellent condition.
Contact 681-5549, 628-1260.
TOYOTA Celeta camry,
power steering, a/c, mag rims.
Price $380 00. 662-1698.
ONE Nissan 2 x 4 Pick up,
GHH Series in excellent
condition. Tel. 227-7109 8 am
-4 pm.

One Honda Civic. 17" chrome
maq rims. CD player, crystal lights,
alaim, fog lamps, sporty looking.
621-815?7 223-2784


White, largest in uyana, Seat
12 persons, V8, fully power rf
O V D .,-,,, i,, ., :n r. ,-i

White, Y fully powered,

V send system, alrm, 01s mre
S3M or best offer accepted.

6-Cyiinder, fully powered,alarm,
CD player, box t.5lM or Best

624-Al 4023
Or Sheck omt 68

1 AT 192 CARINA excellent

1 G-Touring wagon manual
condition la PiJJ series mags
Ac fully powered, CD deck, alarm,
airbrus, bonnet. Call 661-9651.
1 AT 192 Carina, l AE 100
Corolla, 1 AT 170 Corona. All fully
powered. Automatic, AC, mias,
muscnditionel. 256-32neg.; 621Call 220-3875.
excellent condition, recently
registered PKK Series. Fully
powered, automatic $1.6M neg.
Tel. 227-0613, 225-2172.__
1 G-Touring wagon manual,
a/c, alarm, mags& DVD. Excellent
condition. Price $1 450 000
negl.Tel. 641-07245.
TOYOTA Tacoma, 4-cyl.,

in excellent condition, automatic,
fullyoweredPJJ Ser ies. Done.
s80 00 KM. Price $1 450 000.
Tel. 617-8129; 664-0205.


1 TOYOTA GX81 Mark 11
(Private), automatic, fully powered,
mag rims, C- D Playe alarm,
remote start. Price $875 000.
2ta ICK LRPS 22-140, 61-
Spring front and back
for sale also the forest
$ma other items. Tel: 223-8199/

__conditi on.tact atrc

No. 643-5249. 1 BMW Car 535 i
Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brkkdam
Policellent ion
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972,
(Private), PGGautomseraties fully powered

mag rimsno one ownerCD PH slayer, alarmies.
remote start. Price $87l5 0new

Contact SafRocky 225-14-00, 621-
We have all types of vehicles
for sale also houses, lands and
many other items. Tel: 223-8199atel
621-8271. www.netsurfire.com
Netsurf International Real Estately
Nissan Frontier in excellent
condition for$2M. Contact Patrick.
No. 643-5249. 1 BMW Car 535 i
Series, in excellent condition for
$2M. Contact Patrick. No. 643SALES -
276-02495, 628-4179
CD, mag, PGG series, 1 Toyota
Marino one owner PHH series.
Contact Sacraz 624-8700, 220-

1 AE 91 COROLLA car.
Automatic. fully powered, lately
sprayed $800 000 neg. 1 AE 81
Sprinter car. Stick gear, lately
sprayed $550 000. Both cars in
good condition. Tel. 611-0128,
registered 6 months, with reverse
sensor and camera, DVD & TV,
alloy rims, integrated CD changer,
leather interior, 45 000 km- $3.2M.
276-0245, 628-4179.

1 AT 170 EFI Carina, PGG
Series, CD deck, AC, mags,
power mirror and windows,
automatic trans. Excellent
condition. Price $850 000
negotiable. Tel. 616-2069,
ONE Landrover Discovery.
Details: Year 1994; Engine
4.OP, Gearbox automatic,
Doors 5, colour wine,
capacity -7 seats. Extras-AC;
LS;' SRS; V8. contact Joseph
Mohamed, 171 Lusignan West,
East Coast Demerara. Cell 621-
NISSAN Sunny $500000
AT 150 Carina $500 000, AT
192 $1.3M, Toyota Ceres -
$1M, 170 Corona (manual) -
$900 000, SV 40 Camry
1.5 M 1 Long Base RZ mini
bus $1.2M, AE 100 Sprinter -
$1.2M, 1 G-Touring Wagon,
PKK Series $1.6M neg.
Yamaha Raptor (2003) Dirt bike
- $1.6M, Accura Legend $3M
neg. 225-0995. 628-0796. 669-
NO#: 269-0522; CELL: 688-


1 at 170 CORONA
Automatic, mags, music
Fully loaded, private
D n payments avaa e

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

Toyota AT 192 Carina, late
PHH Series $1.5M neg. AE
100 Corolla (PJJ) $1.1 AE
100 Sprinter (PHH) $1.2M,
SU 30 Camry- $1.2M, 011
Corolla (PJJ) $1 450 000, AT
Corona $850 000, AT 150
Carina- $500 000 ned., G
TOURING Wagon. PJJ Series
$1 475 000, Toyota Canter 2-
ton $1.1M neg., Toyota canter
3-ton $1.6 neg Toyota
canter 2 A-ton with Hydraulic
lift, (GKK) $2.2M neg. 1 RZ
mini buses from $900 000 -
$1.7M neg. Contact Peter
Khan. Tel. 227- 2933 or 644-
Toyota Soluna 2000 $1.4M
(alloy wheels, CD player,
feather), Honda fit (2003
model, alloy wheels, leather,
full body kit, black alarm) -
$2.3M, Toota Vios k003 (alloy
wheels, .CD changer, leather
alarm) Honda City 1.1e
(leather, alloy wneel, CD
player), Nissan Sunny 2002 -
$2.2M, (executive car leather,
alloy wheels CDplayer), Lancer
2002 -$1.6M (CO changer, Alloy
wheels, leather), Mitsubishi
Canter 3-ton Dump $1.9M,
Mitsubishi Dingo 1.4M,
Toyota Vitz $1.5M, Toyota
Carina AT 212 $1M. Low
mileage on all vehicles. Prices
are negotiable and quoted on
the wharf! Let us order vehicles
directly from Japan and
Singapore and save .ou
money Contact FAZELA AUTO
SALES 276-0245, 628-4179.
2003 TOYOTA RAV-4, 17"
chrome wheels etc low
mileage, (immaculate) $5.7M,
1 Toyota Double Cab 4 x 4 pick
up with double deff,
immaculate condition $2.9M,
1 Single Cab 4 x4 Tacoma pick
up $2M, 1 Double Cab 4 x 4 -
1.2M, 1 unregistered Toyota
Tacoma 4 x 4 Xtra Cab pick up
- $2.6M, 1 Xtra Cab Nissan
Frontier 2 x4 $2.3M, 1 3Y
Surf Four-Runner, PJJ Series -
$2.2M, 2006 Titan Xtra Cab 4
x 4 (automatic) $9M, 2002
Ford Lightin Sports $6M,
Toyota 4 x 4 undra $4.3M,
2003 Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab
- $3.8M, 2L Turbo Toyota Xtra
Cab 4 x 4 $3.3M, 1 SL Xtra
Cab 4 x 4 Toyota Pick up (never
registered) $3.9M 1 2005
Nissan Xterra (SUV),PKK Series
- $9M. Tel. 225-6995, 628-
0796, 669-7070.


2AT 212 C,\kA!k I S
PKK, PHH series
Top notch .iolition

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Bi:.'dum
Police Sto ;o,.
Tel: 225-9700,623-9972,
Caterpillar 518 cable log
skidders equipped with hydraulic
winches and powered by 3304D!
engines, years are 1996 & 1995;
1 Timber Jack grapple log
skidder equipped with hydraulic
winched and powered Cummins
6 BTA engines & blank
transmission, year 1996; 1 763
Bobcat skid steer machine year
1999; 1 Land Rover Defender
110 Series Diesel Turbo charged
engine, has winch. We also sell
import lots of Caterpillar, Detroit
diesel & Cummins engine
spares. Call Bobby on 623-
1003, 218-3899, 218-1469.



3AT 192
Burgundy, Green & Blue
Alla atomatic, air condition, mags, etc
Down payments available
Tidy cars.

Lot 10-10 Hadfield Street
behind Brickdam
Police Station
Tel: 225-9700, 609-6600.
NZE Corolla, PJJ & PKK
Series 214 & 21,2 Carina, PJJ
& PKK Series G & L Touring
Wagon, PHH & PJJ Series
AE 110 Corolla & Sprinter, PHHi
& PJJ Series AE100 Corolla &
Sprinter PHH & PJJ Series.
Marino & Ceres, PHH & PJJ
Series, AT 170 Corona & Carina,
PHH Series. 4 Runner:
enclosed and open back PHH &
PJJ Series, Tundra 2002
model, PHH & PJJ Series,
TACOMA 2002 Model PHH &
PJJ Series. BUSES: RZ- Long
& Short Base, EFI & C/tor, BHH
& BJJ Series, Super Custom
automatic BHH & BJJ Series, 3
- Y Bus, finger tip. RAV 4, PHH
& PJJ Series CRV PHH & PJJ
Series. Excellent condition. All
vehicles are show room
style.Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2
George Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel. 226-
9951, 226-5546, 231-7432.
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab -
LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174 Toyota
Hilux double Cab YN 107, LN
107, LN 165, 4 x 4 RZN 167
RZN 169, Toyota Hilux Single
Cab LN 106, Toyota Hilux
Surf RZN 185 YN 130, KZN
185, Toyota Carina -AT 192,
AT 212, -Toyota Marino AE
100, Toyota Vista AZV 50.
Honda CRV R01, Toyota RAV
4, ZCA 26, ACA 21 SXA 11
Toyota Mark IPSUM SXM 15:
Toyota Mark 2 GX 100, Lancer
CK 2A, Toyota Corona Premio
AT 210, Toyota Hiace Diesel
KZH116, Mitsubishi Cadia
Lancer SC2A, Toyota Corolla G-
Tourin Wagon AE 100.
Contactose Ramdehol Auto
Sales, 226 South Rd.,
Bourda, Georgetown. Tel.
226-8953, 226-1973 227-
3185, Fax. 227-3185. We
give you the best cause
you deserve the best.

,.t.--- ,I T o;a Vitz'. Toyota
S,:, T RAV-4 ACA 21,
Corolla/'Calcina Wagons,
Honda CR', Pick ups. Toyota
Hilux Double Cab LN 147. Hilux
Extra Cab. Toyota Land Cruiser.
DIESEL BUSES: Toyota Hiace,
Nissan Vanette/Caravan
Mitsubishi Canter trucks 2/3 tons
enclosed, freezer, Hino Dutro
Freez-, ~ . :- *.:.. tray
4WD t,,I -. r .- Atlas,
used .:, .1 -, ,i D Order
early and get the bestpri- ,n
duty free vehicles. F., ii -
sales service and financing
available Deo Maraj Auto
Sales. 207 Sheriff and Sixth
Streets, Campbellville 226-
4939, 624-0762. A NAME AND

CALL # 609-8315.
9006; 226-7346.
8701, .683-9151 ............................
WORKING female or
student to rent one (1) bedroom.
ONE general live-in
Domestic. Call 233-2738, 622-
5794, 640-0661_.__
FROM 18 30 YRS.C ALL 612-
2125. __
HIRE cars with Drivers.
Contact S & S Taxi Service. Tel.
233-0373/0377 or 609-9528.
teacher for private hire. Serious
enquiries only. Tel. 223-5214.
NEWSPAPER vendors from
all regions to sell magazine.
Contact 616-7188.
CASHIER male or female
to work in the Timehri area.
Call 225-8915. -
ONE General Domestic.
Ages between 20 35 yrs.
Contact # 225-2478.
ONE part-time Maid to
work in Lamaha Gardens. Call
Babysitter needed urgently.
Please call 666-2409, 657-
BARBERS to work in
Stabroek, Georgetown area.
Call 227-3674 or 622-2442.
TO LEASE for private use
- 1 motor car or small bus.
$30,000 per month. Call: 651-
JANITORIAL attendants
and floor care personnel for
immediate employment.
Contact 223-0851 for further


to Sell

or Rent



CASHIERS at Kamboat
Restaurant. 51 Sheriff St., C/
ville.. Apply in person with
written application.
ONE live in Maid and two
Waitresses at 14 Vryheid Lust,
Public Road, ECD. Call 220-
5244 Bibi Jameel.
PLACE to rent to be
used as a furniture
workshop on East Coast
Demerara or East Bank
Demerara. Call Ramdin -

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

and Body Workmen. Contact
Mr. Hilliman at Lot 70 Second
Street, Campbeliville.
work in DVD Club. Please apply
in person to Movietown DVD
Club. TeL. 231-5602/223-
1 experienced Pastry
Maker & 1' Table Hand & 1
able-bodied Handyman. Tel.




Arrangements as welKSHOP requires
Oxp Hrinced wooden, spindles

Lurnersl Earn as much as S5e
00a weekly 'Call 261-3055
beteni 9 am, and 5 pm.

ar Need Avon stuff at h .a

"rei: ,225-3737. 225-4398.
Oeasonbe opric all 629-

9e 74m ei dofrlora

arrangements as well .664
STUDENT around

Liiendaal area to teach five
learsa on computer at me.

80272, ext 243
ONE UVE-PN Domestic for

learsTod imers. al 6-oe6

ReContaurt ant, 18 Barr Street
LES U NDOk e one
ICoos r oeDor esic. Alsoi o

1706. .
1 COOK. Must spi aitse
Maker, 1 Handyman, t
Retgent S treet,o murda.

boxMEN. Apply in person with
on 226-6673 or 225-9002225-n at Texaco
0212s ext R243a.

ONE fVE-mN Domestic for

Hitowndu for general inidad. 20
yrs and ,Lr. Call 868-645-

Piantation Versailles. West

Two waiters and two

ReCostaurantact Doctor, 18Middle Street,
ALES SnacketSHe one
Cook. one Domestiic Also one

next to woEmpire Shoppingtall. Bourda


HAMID General Store, 244
Regent Street. Tel. 225-3811.
Salesclerks, Maid. Apply in
person with written application.
work in Lamaha Gardens. Must
know how to cook, to be honest,
reliable & punctual. Contact
HANDYMAN! Caretaker/
Gardener for a Hindu Mandir/
Temple in Trinidad.
(Vegetarian). 20 years & over.
Call 868-645-3520. 868-366-

Females needed

for photo shoots,



shows, etc.

Earn up to
S150,000 monthly.
No experience needed.

BUYING snakes land
camudi, baby emerald, boa-
rain bow cc small, medium
wedge headed caiman, dwarf
caiman baby. Tel. 231-1639.
Cell 687-4577
Apply in person with written
application at Texaco,
Vlissengen Road.
Apply in person with written
application at Texaco,
Vlissengen Road.
TWO workers between the
ages of eighteen and twenty five
years old, computer literate,
Driver's Licence an asset.
Contact the Manager, Pete's
Real Estate, Lot 2 George &
Hadfield Sts. Georgetown.
ONE (1) experienced Diesel
& Gasoline Mechanic for
permanent work Contact RK's
Security Services, 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets, Bourda,
Georgetown. Tel. 226-7541/
ONE (1) experienced Cook
for Indian & English dishes to
work in Atlantic Gardens, ECD.
Excellent pay, must be healthy
and interested in working.
Contact Mrs. Khan, RK's
Security Services, 172 Light &
Charlotte Streets, Bourda,
Georgetown (9 am 3 pm) or
277-280 Atlantic Gardens, East
Coast Demerara, after 4.30prm.

J Pese contact:


Guyana claim

13th regional

Association, the match referee and
the West Indies Cricket Board
O (WICB) about the misrepresen-
-'.Y Lth title station of timing and felt that the
principle is what matters in the

(From Ravendra Madholall in
St Kitts in association with
DDL (Pepsi), GT&T, Peter
SLewis Construction, Peter
Ramsaroop, Kris Jagdeo Con-
struction, RHTY&SC and.
'Trophy Stall).

.CLIVE Andries gleefully
punched Barbados skipper
and leg-spinner Shamarh
Brooks over extra-cover to
seal the deal for Guyana, who
retained their youth title for
the second year running and
their 13th overall, at approxi-
mately 16:00 h yesterday in
the final round of the 2007
West Indies TCL Under-19
Challenge three-day cricket
tournament at the Cayon
Sports Club in St Kitts.
Guyana set 174 for victory
from a minimum of 89 overs,
huffed and puffed to 174 for six
from 79 overs with Andries, the
off-spinning all-rounder making
a stubborn unbeaten 21, while
Eugene La Fleur was with him
on 15 when victory eventually
came after the Guyanese had
bowled Barbados for 264 earlier.
Scores in the match: Bar-
bados 92 and 264; Guyana 164
and 174-6.
Guyana benefited from a
solid foundation laid by their
two openers Robin Bacchus
with 28 and Chris Patadin 27,
featuring in an aggressive 48-run
opening stand that set the tone
but after a couple of blows,
their steady push was halted by
the introduction of Brooks who
accounted for the openers in
quick succession.

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entrance to Glasgow Housing
Scheme. Prime hardware
business in operation. For more
details call, owner on 333-

building newly built in the
heart of New Amsterdam.
Price reduced
drastically. Call 333-
2457, 337-2348.

GX 90 MARK 11, in
good condition. Contact
339-4525 or 613-6990.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(V6 EFI), automatic, fully
owered. 330 Bedford
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used. Night Hawk
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The left-handed Bacchus
batted for 54 minutes faced just
28 deliveries and stroked five
fours while Patadin began cau-
tiously, smacking six fours from
his 59-ball occupation at the
crease in 70 minutes. The pair
saw their team's fifty come up
in the 15th over from 61 min-
Guyana became the only
team to have won the competi-
tion for the 13th time and also
to have the distinction of win-
ning the competition for an un-
precedented six occasions from
1992 to 1997 and last year they
ended a losing streak of-eight
straight years.
Nevertheless, at tea the de-
fending champions were cruis-
ing comfortably at 77 for two
with skipper Steven Jacobs on
15 and Vishal Singh on four still
needing a further 97 runs to take
the championship for the sec-
ond year after an emphatic win
at home last year.
Jacobs, whose form has
been mixed throughout the tour-
nament, was looking composed
and organised as though he was
up to the responsibility of see-
ing his team to glory.
His 35 was laced with five
fours off 71 balls in 87 min-
utes but off-spinner Ashley
Nurse was very tidy main-
taining a decent line and
length and Jacobs was forced
to play a ball off his legs into
the waiting hands of Amal
Nurse at forward short-leg, to
leave his team at 107 for
Singh, who finished the
tournament as Guyana's leading
run-scorer with 271 runs, again
showed discipline and" was well

entrenched to carry Guyana
home, but appeared to have
suffered a lapse in concentra-
tion and was comprehensively
bowled by Amal Nurse for 41
from 129 balls.
His departure brought
about a nervous moment for
the Guyanese as Rajendra
Chandrika, who was rel-
egated to number five after
he suffered a shoulder in-
jury the day before, was off
for an hour.
He never suggested stability
and was quickly undone by
Ashley Nurse for a duck while
Kellon Carmichael popped a
catch to Amal Nurse at forward
short-leg to leave Guyana tot-
tering at 141 for six. But
debutant Eugene La Fleur in a
defensive mood batted for 113
minutes, and faced 91 balls
while Andries stayed at the
crease for 38 deliveries in 45
minutes with four fours, to
spark wild celebrations among
their team mates and St Kitts-
based Guyanese.
Earlier, Barbados resum-
ing on the final morning on
232 for nine were all out for
245 giving Guyana to make
274 for a win from a mini-
mum of 85 overs.
The game began at 10:00
h when it should have re-
sumed at 09:30 h after 35
minutes were lost the previ-
ous day but the two ruling
umpires Luther Kelly and
Cornelius Sam seemed to
have misread the regulation
of the timing.
Manager of the Guyana
team Alvin Johnson issued an
official complaint to the presi-
dent of the St Kitts Cricket As-

Meanwhile, coach of the
Guyana team Hubem Evans said
that the guys deserved their vic-
tory after working hard and
playing positive cricket. He said
the captaincy of Steven Jacobs
was outstanding and he must be
congratulated for winning the
tournament on successive occa-
"We have played competi-
tive cricket, the guys were all
focused throughout the tour-
nament and that was very im-
portant so the guys must re-
ceive the credit for their hard
work and commitment to this
competition. We have the one-
day starting tomorrow and we
just have to keep concentrat-
ing on the next part of the
tournament," the Berbician
Evans said.
Barbados coach Dexter
Toppin was very disappointed
stating that his batsmen let him
down for the entire tournament
while he congratulated Guyana
for playing excellent cricket
throughout the tournament ex-
cept for the match against Ja-
maica in the penultimate round
where they were beaten con-
"Congratulations to
Guyana for retaining the title
for the second successive
year, they have played good
cricket and I think they de-
served it, but there was con-
cern for my team in the de-
partment of the batting.
"The batsmen did not
show much discipline, deter-
mination and application and
I think that was their down-
fall but hopefully they can
come up and win the one-day
tournament," Toppin opined.

Goals and Red Cards highlight latest...

(From back page)
Michael Pedro opened the
scoring in the 12th minute to
give Santos the advantage
and Dwayne McLennon
doubled it in the 30th minute.
Five minutes later, Prescod
reduced the lead when he
netted from the penalty
mark, but McLennon was on
target again in the 40th
minute to reclaim the two-
goal upper-hand for Santos.
Goals at both ends of the
pitch towards the end of the ex-
citing first segment gave Santos
a 4-2 cushion. In the 42nd
minute Wendell St. Hill
stretched the Santos lead to 4-
1, only to see Prescod find the
back of the nets a minute from
the half, to make it 4-2.

Within eight minutes of the
resumption Prescod completed
the first treble of the League
and the final goal of the encoun-
There was another first
of the season to be recorded
in the high-scoring game and
it occurred in the 77th
minute as referee Otis James
issued the first ejection of
the League when he gave
marching orders to Renault
Fraser of Santos for un-
sportsmanlike conduct.
The second game, which
brought together Cari Air West-
ern Tigers and Fruta Conquer-
ors, and was officiated by
Linden's Steven Lancaster, re-
sulted in two more red cards
being served up. First it was
Jomo Benfield of Conquerors in

the 68th minute, then ten min-
utes later the Tigers lost their
goalscorer Edisson Gomes. Both
were sent off for dissent.
Gomes, however, netted a
brace (52th and 70th) before he
was ordered to the stands and
ensured that the Tigers, like
Santos, made a winning start to
their 200(7 campaign.
Two more Cellink Pre-
mier League games are set for
today at GFC ground, with
Police taking the field for the
first time on their return to
the Premiership as they
tackle defending champions
Alpha United at 15:00 h. In
the second game fixed for
17:00 h Pele FC will oppose
the Army who will be making
their first appearance in the


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12. 2007


Camps should quit and take up new post Warner grandmother BHAGWANDAI
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad Federation) and become an TTFF for over a decade. the FIFA World Cup in 1990 1', 0 R SeNtia H
(CMC) Caribbean football executive president like in He was also manager of after losing to the USA 1-0 Lot 15 Section 'A, Clonbrook,
strong man Austin 'Jack' some of the other countries," the Strike Squad team that when needing a draw on No- East Coast Demerara.
Warner has called on local Warner said. missed out on qualifying for vember 19 at home.
football president Oliver "The sport of football is Sunset: .ugust 8. 2006
Camps to step down and con- now a big business and the post I .- -_
sider taking up the post of ex- needs a full-time professional ,- -One sad year has gone by in silent gr
ecutive president, person. So if any time for you WMORA e wish your absence wa
Warner, the outspoken to quit is right, I would say the i ---- -----1 Ou hears st ew h ou a ea
FIFA vice-president and time is now." In loving and cherished memory of PRINCESS Fr what it meant ou no a
CONCACAF boss, told Camps Warner was speaking at the For what it meant to lose you, no0 0
RA ATIIiH 'n IPIA D ITTM I J --1 ". (f Iff-1,. ..

the time had come for him to
move on, especially with foot-
ball in need of a full-time pro-
Mr Camps, it's time for
you to resign from your (post
as) president of T&TFF
(Trinidad & Tobago Football

official launch of the Caribbean
Football Union Under-15 tour-
nament, held at the VIP Lounge
of the Hasely Crawford Sta-
dium in Mucurapo, Friday.
Camps, a member of some
of FIFA's executive committees,
has been at the helm of the

YGSC hosts softball

competition today
TWO rams (sheep) and cash prizes -Aill be up for grabs
today when the Young Guns Sports Club I'GSC) holds a
five-over six-a-side softball competition at the Enmore/
Hope West ground next to the Ennore/Hope West Primary
The competition i >ponsored hN Michael Persaud raka Tall
Mans of School Streei. Hope \\est
All softball teams are in tied to compete.

/ The family of the late BOYO
LAKHAN SINGH of 33 Happy
Acres, ECD wishes to thank
the general public for their :'
comfort to us by sending
flowers, wreaths, cards,
telephone calls, counsel in\
any other means.
Love will always be in our
thoughts. May your soul rest in peace

From your loving wife and 8 children, other
relatives and friends. I.-
,-e^^ ______^^


In loving memory of our dear father
formerly of 42 Garnett Street, Newtown, Kitty
who departed this life on August 13th, 1975
Today, we silently remember all the good
things our dear DAD did for s -
Those truly special and thoughtful
deeds that cannot be washed awqay '.
He was helpful and kind in all his ways
Loving and caring to the end of his days
Sincere and faithful in heart and mind
What a wonderful memory he has left behind

Alm IIGi d ic IC-It him I I l.ft/(I 11(114
daIcVrhi" i ,k


e-.-.'1"Iwo se

tMAiLU D9II RIu oN OR LiA me ., v"erk-en.
Rust, Georgetown and formerly of No. 9 Village,
W.C. Berbice who passed away
On August 11, 1994.
What sweetest hours we once enjoyed
How sweet their memory still
But they have left an aching void
That world can neverfill
Lovingly remembered by her daughter Olga, adopted |
daughters Dorothy and Shundel, sisters, nieces and nephews
especially Suzanne and Cedric, and all other relatives.
"To live in hearts you leave behind is not to die


In sad and ever loving memory
Of our kind and devoted mother
Gladys Pariag of 84 Uitvlugt
Pasture, West Coast Demerara,
who was called to be with the
Lord Jesus on the August 13,2006.

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow
But remember me in every tomorrow
Remember the joy the laughter the smile
I have only gone to rest for a while

Sadly missed by her children
Shirley of Jordan; David, Peter, Phillip,
amuel and Ruth, all of Canada; Percy,
Pearley and Rosetta of Guyana.

Your memories are precious and will foi


ief and tears unseen
s a dream
ars still flow
ne will ever know
ever live in our hearts

Sadly missed by her loving husband Palo, children
Premo, Buckae, Babes and Suno Boy, grandchildren,
*sisters, brothers, other relatives and friends.


' PRASHAD: In cherished memory
of our beloved one DHARAMACHARYA
Mandir, 35 Howes Street, Charlestown, who
departed this life on August 14, 2001,/
WVe never lose the ones we love
For, even though they're gone
Within the hearts of those who ci N
Their memory lingers on
No more in our lives to share
You made us happy all the years
Your soul has gone, we had to pa;:
It broke our hearts
Our c s have cried a million teu,
Our ,h '.*rts will never mend

Way i--d :si ^ hna Forever ,-. you in his ,


'r 'his lot''


* ~- ~v: -

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GONE but not forgotten.
In cherished memory of -
our dear mother
DAISY who departed
this life on .
August 14, 1995.

I We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
And days before that too
,4 / We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
All we have are memories and
Your picture in a frame
Your memories are our keepsake t
With which we will never part \
God has you in His keeping j
We have you in our hearts

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007


Gerrard wins it for

Liverpool, joy for Eriksson

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- A stunn--g 87th-minute free
kick by captain Steven
Gerrard gave Liverpool a 2-1
victory at Aston Villa as the
new Premier League season
opened yesterday.
Sven-Goran Eriksson's
Manchester City beat West
Ham United 2-0, Roy Keane's
promoted Sunderland snatched
a 1-0 win over Tottenham
Hotspur and Sam Allardyce's
first game as Newcastle United
boss ended in a 3-1 win at
former club Bolton Wanderers.
Liverpool looked set for a dis-
appointing start when their
31 st-minute lead, courtesy of an
own goal by Villa's Danish de-
fender Martin Laursen, was
cancelled out by Gareth Barry's
85th-minute penalty.
But Gerrard curled home an
inswinging free kick from 25

THE Pakistan Cricket Board
(PCB) has taken note of
scathing comments made by
Abdul Razzaq on a TV show
recently, though it stopped
short of saying whether any
disciplinary action would be
taken against him.
Razzaq told Geo TV soon
after he was dropped from
Pakistan's Twenty20 squad for
the World Championship his
omission was "illogical" and
threatened to make himself un-
available for Pakistan.
"If this is the way I am go-
ing to be treated after serving
the country honestly and dili-
gently," Razzaq said, "I should
be the one now to decide when
to make myself available for na-
tional selection."
Razzaq, who has taken 246
wickets and scored 4 465 runs
in ODIs, said he felt most hurt
because no one from the board
or selection committee called
him to explain the decision.
"I don't know what the
logic was. I am a senior played
and deserve a phone call.
When I was injured no one in
the board bothered to call me
up and find out how I was do-
Razzaq was one of seven
Pakistani players to be ap-
proached by the Indian Cricket
League (ICL). "I need to know
what they have in mind but I am
considering the ICL offer."
Shafqat Naghmi, the PCB's
chief operating officer, told
Cricinfo that some comments
did constitute a breach of the
code of conduct. "Criticising
board policy is definitely a
breach and we have taken note
of the interview but have not
yet decided whether to take any
"He has the freedom to say
what he feels and certainly we
understand he must have been
disappointed. We are aware of it
but are currently undecided over
any future action to take."
Naghmi confirmed that
Razzaq has now received his
central contract though he

metres two minutes later, dip-
ping the ball into the top right-
hand comer after deftly bending
it around the Villa wall.
"Over the last couple of
seasons we've been very frus-
trated with the starts we've
made," Gerrard told Setanta
"We've dropped silly
points and been playing catch
up with the big boys early on.
"The idea this year is to get
a solid start and try to stay in
the (title) race all the way."
Champions Manchester
United, FA Cup holders Chelsea
and Arsenal are all in action to-
Manchester City's goals
came from new signing, follow-
ing the takeover by former Thai
Premier Thaksin Shinawatra,
with Italian striker Rolando
Bianchi and Brazilian midfielder
Geovanni on target.
"Absolutely perfect," was

hasn't indicated whether he will
sign it. Until Friday, Razzaq
was the only .player among the
20 handed central contracts who
had not been in touch with the
board at all, heightening specu-
lation that he may opt instead
for the ICL.
A board official told
Cricinfo, "We have got in
touch with him now and he
has confirmed receiving the
He has intimated, once his

Abdul Razzaq was peeved
with the board for not
calling to explain the
reasons for his omission
from the Twenty20 squad.
lawyer goes through it, that he
will sign it." According to the
official the delay was the result
of a recent change in address.
The original deadline for
signing the contract was August
10 but was extended by five
days to accommodate other
players yet to sign, including
Mohammad Yousuf. Danish
Kaneria and Younis Khan.
Kaneria and Younis are
in England and sought extra
time because of a delay in re-
ceiving their contracts. Both,
however, are said to have ac-
cepted the terms and agree-
ments in principle. Yousuf
said he'd been out of Lahore
and saw the contract on Au-
gust 9, so ht needed a few
days before signing.

Eriksson's verdict after the
former England coach's debut
as a Premier League man-
"We played 40 minutes of
good football in the first half,
the next 20 were very good,
then West Ham played well and

plenty of them last season and
hopefully there are more to
come ... it's a happy dressing
room in there."
There was no room for
sentiment for Allardyce on
his return to the Reebok Sta-

Steven Gerrard's delight and that of his Liverpool team-
mates is clear after a brilliant goal worthy of winning any
game. (BBC Sport)

we suffered," the Swede told
Sky Sports News.
"But I suppose in the Pre-
mier League you suffer, you
can't dominate for 90 min-
utes. I'm very happy. The
boys did an excellent job and
showed we can play good foot-
Sunderland's winner came
from new signing and substitute
Michael Chopra in the fourth
minute of stoppage time.

Keane, who steered
Sunderland from the relegation
zone to the second division title
after taking over last season, told
Sky Sports News: "I thought
the best team won.
"Another late goal, we had

His side were 3-0 up in un-
der half an hour, with Nigerian
striker Obafemi Martins scoring
twice, as they swept aside a
Bolton-side managed by his
former assistant Sammy Lee.
"It's a great start to the sea-
son for me and the lads,"
Allardyce said.
"The players' application
was terrific in the way we went
about the job, in the first half
particularly, punishing a Bolton
side who were obviously really
up for it."
Elsewhere, Blackburn
Rovers came from behind to
beat Middlesbrough 2-1,
Everton were 2-1 winners
over Wigan Athletic and pro-
moted Derby County drew 2-
2 with Portsmouth.


County Championship

round-up ...

Warne and Kirby

star in victories

SHANE Warne took four wickets as Hampshire wrapped
up an-innings-and-285-run win against Worcestershire at
The Rose Bowl. yesterday.
James, Bruce also doubled his tall) from the first innings
and he started the slide early in the day. He removed Stephen
Moore. Phdl Jaques and Vikram Solanki as Worcestershire col-
lapsed to 38 for 4 Stephen Davies clubbed 28 before becoming
\Varne's first victim and only Graeme Hick 1.69) offered mean-
Lngful resistance with his team's only half-century of the game
Hick w as ninth out caught off Warne before Bruce finished
the match with Man Mason's wicket.
Darren Maddy may be feeling slightly uneasy after not
I making Sussex follow-on at Hove after they fought to 160 for
I in their second innings chasing 504 to pull off a miraculous
\ victory.
Warwickshire baned on for half the day as the Sussex
bowlers chipped away. Kumar Sangakkara fell early, but useful
30s from Jonathan Tron. Tun Ambrose and Heath Streak kept
Warwickshire well ahead. Mushtaq's tod was rewarded with
another seen wickets giving him 11 in the match from nearly
77 overs before the Sussex openers opened with 121. Chris
Nash 150i was the lone casualty before stumps, removed by
Madd)'s medium-pace, but the Warwickshire captain couldn't
squeeze out any more success' despite using eight bowlers.
Richard Montgomerie ended on 61 and, although it's a long
shot. Su.se, have given themselves and outside chance.
Lancashire continued to control the Roses match at
Headingley as Stuan Law struck a double century and Paul
Horton a career-best 149 to leave Yorkshire 373 behind.

Ste\e Kirby claimed a 10-wickei match haul as
Gloucestershire secured a 70-run win against Essex to
Sq.uIhend The earls loss of Jame,- FoTer bow led b. Kirby
fo-r 29 irtuallh ended Essex's
hnpcs of chasing down 330.
James NMiddlebrook and And. N .
Bichel followed quickly before 'fB
a stand of 4b between Ryan
ten Doeschate t(58 and Alex
Tudor took the requirement
do%%n into double figures.
How, ever. \ tkram Baneriee '
snared ten Doeschate then
grTabbed Danish Kanena sec-
ond ball Tony Palladino was
the last-man out to complete 3
Kirby's superb performance.
David Sales' 219 led a ,u-
perb fightback from SHANEWARNE
Northamptonshire as they
hauled themselves back into the contest against Glamorgan at
Colwyn Bay. Northants were struggling on 115 for 6 when play
started and soon lost David Lucas. But Graeme White offered
Sales solid support with a career-best 65. as the eighth wicket
added 145. When Richard Logan fell they were still 149 be-
hind. However Sales opened his shoulders during a final-wicket
partnership of 71 with Jason Brown who survived for 52 min-
utes as Sales reached his double off 238 balls. Glamorgan still
held a lead of 78. but stuttered badly in their second innings as
Brown scalped two wickets. Without Simon Jones, who has
picked up a calf injury, Glamorgan are threatening to squander
their earlier advantage.
Leaders Somerset are poised to widen the gap against sec-
ond-placed Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. They head into
the final day needing 62 runs with six wickets in hand, after
dismissing the home side for 279. David Hussey's unbeaten 108
is thus likely to be in a losing cause. Nottinghamshire broke
through in Somerset's second innings by running out Marcus
Trescothick on 40 and Neil Edwards followed on the same score.
They took two further wickets before the close, but the match
is slipping away.
Leicestershire are still in the driving seat against
Derbyshire at Grace Road, dismissing them for 194 and then
increasing their first-innings lead to 283 by stumps, with three
wickets left. Derbyshire's lower order boosted their side from
an overnight 68 for 6 to 194 Hassan Adnrian doing a vital job
with 63 but Leicestershire are still well-placed thanks to Tim
New's 78.
His was an important contribution in the context; keep-
ing his head while his colleagues quickly lost theirs, as
they subsided to Graham Wagg and Ant Botha. (Cricinfo)

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Kallis left out of South

Africa's Twenty20 squad
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) South Africa
have left batsman Jacques Kallis out of the squad for next
month's Twenty20 world championship they are hosting,
it was announced yesterday. I
Kallis, South Africa's leading run-scorer in Tests and one-
day internationals, has been criticised in the past for slew scor-
ing in limited-overs matches.
The 15-man squad in-
cludes several other all- --
rounders in Shaun Pollock, :
Johan van der Wath, Albie j ..
Morkel, Justin Kemp and
young prospect Vernon Phi-
Top-order batsman Gulam
Bodi is the only player in the" '
squad with no senior interna- '
tional experience. T.-
"The squad announced to-
day provides the coach and
captain with various options in .
all departments," convenor of .
selectors Joubert Stirydom said _________
in a statement. "There is a good JACQUES KALLIS
blend of experience and youth
in the squad."
The Twenty20 world championship runs from September
11 to 14.
Squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Gulam Bodi, Loots
Bosman, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy,
Herschelle Gibbs, Justin Kemp, Albie Morkel, Morne
Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Vernon Philander, Shaun Pollock,
Thandi Tshabalala, Johan van der Wath.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

Focused and committed to realising a dream

...from Kara Kara to Canada and back

Zebulun in action on the rugby field.

Tiger takes three-shot

lead into final round

By Larry Fine

TULSA, Oklahoma (Reuters)
- Tiger Woods stretched his
lead to three strokes over Ca-
nadian Stephen Ames at the
U.S. PGA Golf. Champion-
ship yesterday, taking dead
aim on his 13th major title.
Woods, who held a two-shot
overnight lead, posted a one-un-
der-par 69 for a seven-under-par

203 total on another sweltering
day at Southern Hills.
The world number one reg-
istered two birdies against one
bogey as he played a solid
round, content to watch his ri-
vals slide back and struggle to
stay in the hunt.

The top five players on the
leaderboard all posted 69s.
Ames rolled in a long
birdie putt on the difficult
18th hole to move into second
place at four-under 206, one
stroke better than American
Woody Austin, who bogeyed
the last.
Australian John Senden was
in fourth place at two-under-par
208, with three-times major
winner Ernie Els of South Af-
rica next at 209 as only five
players finished 54 holes under
Local favourite Scott Verplank,
who trailed by two entering the
round and played alongside
Woods, double-bogeyed the par-
four 12th hole as Woods made
birdie, starting a plunge that put him
seven strokes behind after a four-
over 74.
The 31-year-old Woods
birdied the fourth and 12th
holes and recorded his only bo-
gey at the 223-yard par-three
14th when he needed two putts
after blasting out of a greenside
Woods, who won last
year's U.S. PGA at Medinah,
is 12-for-12 winning major
championships when enter-
ing the final round with the

Emancipation horse race

meet set for August 26

... entries close on Saturday
SEVEN races are carded for the upcoming Kennard Me-
morial Turf Club's Emancipation horse race meeting sched-
uled for Sunday, August 24, at the Bush Lot Farm Race
track on the Corent.vne.
The three feature races carry prize money. totalling. $425
000 while the entire me) is estimated to be worth in the vicin-
ity of $1.5M. The -irt prize mnioney for each winner in the C
and Lower Class :i; vll as for tic three-year-olds will be $150
000 wheIc ihc v,;or:e..- \1 : .'.he tvo-vear-olds wili collect Si125

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if ,ham -

By Allan La Rose

HE had barely started to ex-
perience and to enjoy his
boyhood days when the fam-
ily migrated to Canada in
1994. The only things the
then 13-year-old could have
taken with him were the ba-
sic football skills taught him
by Coach Jimmy McLean, as
well as the treasured and
cherished memories of grow-
ing up as a child in Kara
Kara, about 60 miles from
the capital city of
Bernard Couchman or
Zebulun, as he would prefer to
be called, has returned home to
Guyana -- focused and commit-
ted towards realising a dream. In
order for him to fulfil his dream
Zebulun had to make huge sac-
rifices very few, if any, would
"This is the largest sacrifice
I have ever made. To be home
in Guyana over the last six
months, dedicating my energies
so as to achieve a set goal has
been very challenging. My faith
has been severely tested because
of the destiny and path I have
chosen". The eloquent Zebulun
told Chronicle Sport in an exclu-
sive interview.
The 27-year-old revealed
how he developed a passion
for a sport he had never been
exposed to and in a strange
land. "It was in 1995, I recall,
my Iranian friend Sadik

Ahmed brokered a deal
which allowed me to be intro-
duced to Rugby.
"He accepted my invitation
to join me at swimming, but un-
der the condition that I joined
him at his club's Rugby practice
the following week, and ever
since that time I have never
looked back at football." The
Topp XX founder member
The athletically inclined
Zebulun learnt his new sport
quickly so that by 1997 he was
playing semi pro for the Ottawa
Scottish Rugby Club.
Four years later his father,
of whom he knew little, died
and the 21-year-old returned
home for the funeral, and indeed,
for a very special reason. For
the first time in his career he
was able to comprehend why
the sport of Rugby appeared so
natural to him.
During conversations with
friends of his late father he was
informed, for the first time, of
his dad's exploits on the rugby
field, including his national ap-
pearances for Guyana. This
news sparked a new fuse in the
mindset of the young Zebulun
and, ever since he has been
striving to emulate the foot-
steps of his dad Ronald
'Wappo' Payne.
In 2004 he joined Calgary
Canucks in the semi pro and
the following year his vision
was denied realisation when
he tore ligaments in his right
ankle and was ruled unfit to
represent Guyana at the
World Cup qualifying tour-

Undaunted, Zebulun over-
came the disappointment of not
representing the country of his
birth and became even more fo-
cused and determined to make
his dream a reality.
The fly half/full back says,
"It will be my greatest joy to
represent the country of my
The opportunity presents
itself once again for the 'Down-
to-Earth/Rootsy' to accomplish
his mission as he is expected to
be among the 22 heading for the
Caribbean Rugby Champion-
ship in the Cayman Islands,
starting next weekend.

Zebulun described the train-
ing with the national squad as
very demanding and military-
like, but enjoyable. In compar-
ing the game here and abroad, he
claimed in Guyana it is more
physical and improvising while
in Canada it's more of a ready-
made system where tactical
strategy is the focus.
Off the pitch Zebulun has
been experiencing the
Guyanese culture which he
claims is his greatest satis-
faction and he has been mak-
ing new friends. The support
of family and friends has also
played an integral part in
making his dream possible.

England can save

Test Collingwood

By Richard Sydenham

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- England can still save the
third and final Test against
India at the Oval, according
to batsman Paul Collingwood.
The home side slumped to
326 for nine on day three, trail-
ing India by 338 runs and need-
ing another 139 to avoid the fol-
"I think everybody in the
dressing room thinks this can
be saved," Collingwood told
reporters after his innings of
62. "There's still plenty of
fight in there.
"There were a few of us
who got in but we didn't go on
and put up the big partnerships
we needed. Someone needed to
get a big hundred but it wasn't
to be."
tan Bell made 63 and
Alastair Cook 61 but England's
one-day captain Collingwood
said more was needed from all
the batsmen.
"'The pitch is wearing and it
is going to make it difficult for
us," i said.
"Credit ti. the Indian
bo',vi'ers bhecauI'e thci, sVtuing
,Ids *;!! ;ar!)un': i d;!. The

when it's swinging both ways."
India, 1-0 up in the series,
have struggled to win outside
Asia but captain Rahul Dravid
is now close to emulating Kapil
Dev's 1986 team by winning in
Dravid was delighted by the

I ,

discipline shown by his bowlers
on a good batting pitch.
im vcrv. ver' happy,"
s;iid Dravidi. who v,.L i nout sa1\
vi h L' t i ." 0',voiki 'ni'. cc ltie!
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England struggle

to 326 for nine

on third day

By Richard Sydenham

LONDON, England
(Reuters) England
-struggled to 326 for nine in
their first innings after the
third day of the third and fi-
nal Test at the Oval yester-
day, still trailing India by 33S
With two days left and the
pitch showing signs of wear.
the home team are lkeh o I hae
to bat for all of ltoda) and maxs
of tomorrow to avoud a 2-0 se-
ries defeat, providing India cap-
tain Rahul Draid enforces the
Ian Bell (63), Paid
CoHingwood (62) and
Alastair Cook (61) all made

half-centuries but England's
dire situation demanded a
whole lot more. Chris
Tresdett was 18 not out and
MIonuy Panesar yet to score at
the dcse of play.
India. who racked up a huge
tirat inmas664,are well-placed
to inm their first Test series in
Fngland for 21 years while the
ho uts are set to surrender their
in-year unbeaten streak in a
hmne senes.
The day started with
nglh-atchman James Anderson
falling Ib for 16, a dismissal
diam led to England slumping
umn 78 for one to 124 for four
at lIach.
CooL who cracked II

boundaries. nui.ed exhilarating
stroke-pla% with an element of
fortune, having been dropped on
13 and 28 at leg hlip
The opener esentuallt de-
parted when a leading edge from
leg-spinner Anil Kumble 'enrt
to mid-off
The hammer bloe for En-
gland came when skipper
Michael Vaughan fell on the
stroke of lunch. His battling 1 1
in 66 minutes ended when he
drove Kumble straight back at
him. sparking w Id celebration'
by the Indians
Collingwood and Kesin
Pietersen (41 almost batted
through the afternoon ses-
sion before the latter was out
five minutes before lea. ruin-
ing an otherwise *ell-paced

Pietersen fell to occasional
spinner Sachin Tendulkar's fir't
ball a, he neglected his patient
approach and tried to force an
off-side boundary. only to edge
io Dra\ id at slip
Bell joined Colling\ (xd and
again another recovers seemed
on the cards "hen they added
Sb for the si\th \ icket
But Collingoo d was gi\en
out Ib bh umpire lan Howell
% hen a ball from
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
looked a- though it would hase
nussed leg strump
Thai % icket sparked a sec-
ond collapse in the innings as
England crashed from 288 for
fi-ee to 305 for nine
Bell's breezy 96-ball ef-
fort also ended with a poor
shot as he chased a wide
Zaheer Khan ball and was
caught behind b) Malhendra

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Sachin Tendulkar has a bowl before tea and he
immediately removes Kevin Pietersen for 41 caught by
Rahul Dravid at slip. (BBC Sport)


INDIA first innings 664. A Kumble
110 not out. M. Dhoni 92, D. Karlhik
91, S. Tendulkar 82; J. Anderson 4-
ENGLAND first Innings
A. Strauss c Sreesanth b Khan 6
A. Cook c Singh b Kumble 61
J. Anderson Ibw b Singh 16
M. Vaughan c & b Kumble 11
K. Pletersen c Dravid
b Tendulkar 41
P. Collingwood Ibw
b Sreesanth 62
I. Bell c Dhoni b Khan 63

M. Prior c Tendulkar b Sreesanth 0
R. Sidebottom c & b Khan 2
C. Tremrnlett not out 18
M. Panesar not out 0
Extras: (b-16, lb-10, w-10, nb 10) 46
Total: (nine wickets, 96 overs) 326
Fall of wickets: 1-12,2-78,3-119,4-124
Bowling: Z. Khan 22-13-32-3. S.
Sreesanth 21-2-80-2 (nb-5. w-2), A.
Kumble 26-7-86-2 (nb-3), Singh 14-1-
63-1 (w-5). S. Ganguly 5-1-8-0 (w-1),
S. Tendulkar 7-0-26-1, V. Laxman 1-0-

Windwards stall

Jamaica win in

tense draw
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) The Windward Islands
survived a late order batting collapse to narrowly avoid de-
feat by Jamaica in their final round TCL West Indies Un-
der-19 Challenge match yesterday.
Afier being in control for most of the game played at the
Edgar Gilbert Sports Complex. the Windwards, set 199 for \ ic-
tory in two sessions after Jamaica declared at 244 for >I.\ at
lunch, were 184 for nine when the last of the 15 mandatory
over was bowled on the final day.
Lindon Lawrence 124) and Wayne Harper (3) set the Lone
for the Windward Islands run chase belting 30 runs from the
first five overs. As the bats-
men became more careless
with their stroke play, how,-
-"r .S'^ ever, the Jamaica bowlers
were able to pick up three
quick wickets to peg back
--' their opponents at 60 for
,,- -.. Captain Lauron
Francois, who made an on-
S' beaten 46, and Donwell
Hector (71) repaired the
damage with a 90-run
Fourth wicket partnership
S-. and saw their side to the
tea interval at 107 without
ANDRECREARY further loss.
They pushed the scoring
on after the interval but Hector's dismissal triggered a slide dial
saw six wickets tumble for 34 runs.
Dawnley Granl (0) and Mike Naraine (8) were needlessly
ran-out while Dalton Polius (0) and Johnson Charles (8) both
fell to spinner Andre Creary, as the Windwards slipped from
150 for three to 184 for nine.
It was left to Francois and the last batsman Alton Audain
to bat out the last three overs of the day to secure a tense draw.
Creary was the pick of the bowlers for Jamaica claim-
ing three wickets for 23 while Marion HoUette, who had a
number of catches dropped from his bowling, took two for
Earlier. Jamaica added 100 runs after continuing from their
otemight position of 104 for two.
Crearv took his unbeaten 24 to 61 in a fourth-wicket stand
of 79 with Nkruma Bonner who scored 75.
Bonner then partnered with captain Derval Green (19)
in a 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket to push Ja-
maica to their declaration.

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) Two batsmen struck cen-
turies as the Leeward Islands frustrated Trinidad & To-
bago to salvage a draw on the third and final day of their
final round TCL West Indies Under-19 Challenge match
Playing at Conaree, Kieron Powell and Sherwin Peters both
reached tree figures as the Leewards-batted the entire day to
finish at 346 for three, after stauting the day at 107 for one just
84 runs ahead on second innings.
Powell hit 103 in 267 minutes from 192 balls including nine
fours and one six while Peters stroked an unbeaten 101 in 361
minutes from 310 balls with 11 fours. The two shared a sec-
ond-wicket stand of 110.
Resuming with the left-handed Powell on 61 and Pe-
ters, three, Leewards made good progress as the duo plun-
dered the lacklustre bowling attack with a wide array of
They took their team to lunch at 195 for one, with the
former on 92 and the latter 46.
On resumption, Powell reached his hundred with a six over
long-off from leg-spinner Milton Dookeran but was dismissed
shortly after, trapped in front to Kjorn Ottley attempting a
reverse sweep.
There was to be no more immediate success for T&T, how-
ever, as captain Devon Thomas (66) joined Peters and they con-
tinued to dominate the bowling with a third-wicket stand of
After going to tea on 84, Peters brought up his maiden cen-
tury in the final session with a boundary through square-leg
off Ottley.
Thomas was eventually caught at cover by skipper Adrian
Barath off Ottley for a well-played 66 after batting for 151
minutes, facing 117 balls and striking eight fours.
Ottley was T&T's best bowler with two for 71.
T&T finished third in the tournament with 27 points
while the Leewards finished one from bottom with 18

BARBADOS 1st inns 92
Guyana 1stl Hings 164
BARBADOS 2nd innings (afi 232
for nine)
R. Boucher lbw b La Fleur 73
K. Corbin rbw b La Fleur 0
R. Williams Im b S. Jacobs S6
K. Hope c wkp. D. Jacobs
b S. Jacobs 4
S. Brooks lbw bS Jacobs 0
S. Cooke stp. D. Jacobs
b Permaul 5
Ashley Nukrse hw b Peenml 7
R. Arthur not out 232
Amat Nurse c wkp. Jacobs
bBishun 7
S. Gooding c kp. Jacobs
b Bishun 0
B. Gooding c Bacchus
bPermaul 1
Extras: (tb-3) 1
Total: (all out) 245
Fall of wickets: 1-0,2-103,3-178. 4-
180, 5-207,6-207. 7-2113 8-2319-231.
Bowling: Carmichael 4-2-12-0,
La Fleur 8-5-21-2. Andries 7-0-
35-0, Permaul 27.5-5-75-3,
Bishun 15-1-53-2. Jacobs 21-5-
GUYANA 2nd innings
R. Bacchus c Boucher
b Brooks 27
C. Patadin c Amal Nurse
b Brooks 28
S. Jacobs c Amal Nurse
b Ashley Nurse 35
V. Shigh b Amal Nurse 42
R. Chandra tIb
b AshleyNurse
K. Cannichael c Amal Nunm
b Ashley Nurse 0
E. La Fleur not oul 15
C. Andresnoloul 21
Extras: (-2,nb-4) 6
Total. (six wklts) 174
Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-2. 3-107-4-
Bowling: Amal Nurse 11-7-12-1,
Stelan Gooding 11-34-1, Ifnams
2-0-10-0, Ashley Nurse 2-1437-3,
Brooks 22--78-2,Cooke 2-1-1-04
Points: Guyana 12, BSdamuds o.
LEEWARDS Ist mmings 1 T
T&T 1st i mings 202

LEEWARDS 2nd innings (on 107 for
KIPoelillmb OMley 103
C Hughes B I Cooper 42
S. Pelessnotoul 101
. Thomas c Barath b Ottley 66
SLe BIanc no oul 16
Exjrakm (b-14. -3, w-1) 18
Touat (tree Wkis) 346
Fal oat mctts: 1-103,2-213, 3-319
Belningr Charles 10-2-40-0, Bravo 9-
Z3B-OL Samaroo 22-4-53-0. Cooper
21-2-60-1. Doakeran 24-2-63-0. Ottley
36-&3-71-2. Barath 1-0-7-0.
Points. T&T 6. Leewards 3.
JA AICA st iinnigs 209
Whmardaad Istands tst innings 255
JAMAICA 2nd innings (o/n 104 for
C. Jones c Audain b Polius 33
Hl. Sier c Grant b Pollus 20
A-Ceay nma-out 61
S. Thomas lbw b Pollus 27
NL Bonner c Harper b Johnson 75
0. Green b Jotson 19
A Hatlet notl oul 3
Ext ras (b&Z -4) 6
Total: (six wids d.) 244
Fal oil cels: 1-31, 2-75. 3-108, 4-
187 5- 6-2t4
Bowlin GranI 5-1-11-0. Johnson
.5-0-47-2. Audain 25-3-52-0. Polius
20-1 --3Hectar 6-0-22-0, Narine 5-
1W WARD ISLANDS 2nd innings
L Lawmence na-out 24
W. Hbpes bb Thompson 3
a HecuorMIb Creary 71
K. ILpaisc Thompson
bttill 10
L Francoisnotoaul 46
J Charles c Merchant b Creary 1
DL POs c erb Creary 0
0. Grml nai-oumt 2
IL Mainme n-out 8
D. JlsonncMilerbHollette 7
A. Audai not mou 0
EsmMa Ifbt, 4 nb-3) 12
T b&( ueMkli) 184
Fal auk-b 1-20, 2-32, 3-60,4-150,
S-15 6-152,7-15i,8-168,9-184.
Bowling: Dawes 4-0-30-0, Th-
omlpson 8-0-35-1, Merchant 8-2-
28-0, Hoiltae 11-1-26-2, Green
4-1-13-0, Creary 16-5-23-3,
Jones 7-0-20-0.
Paits Wktdmmdsa 6, Jamanca 3.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

- .

By Faizool Deo

A BIGGER body, well defined
and chiselled is what Clint
Duke brought to the Guyana
Amateur Body Building and
Fitness Federation
(GABBFF) Senior Champi-
onships on Friday night at the
National Cultural Centre and
he was duly rewarded with
the title of Mr Guyana.
Duke has been knocking at
the door a fewyears now and
it finally opened to propel him
to his first senior national title.
The victory was no run-
away as crowd favourites Bruce
Whatley (second) and Sylvon
Gardner (third) put up quite a
challenge. Both were well de-
fined and Gardner the three-time
Central American and Caribbean
(CAC) bantamweight champion
should be credited for coming
bigger than the last two years.
The 35-year-old Duke
from the Total Package gym

in Linden credited his size to
good supplement intake
which he received while on a
five-week stint in the United
Kingdom recently. He said
the victory was an important
one and his confidence has
certainly grown as he now
eyes bigger platforms. ,
The night was an all-male
show as no female competed in
the body fitness or the fitness
competitions. There was a jun-
ior (U-21) competition which
was won by Winderoju gym's
Caerus Cipriani over Interline's
Timothy Kumar.
In terms of the Mr Guyana
competitions there were: the Mr
Guyana Lightweight, the Mr
Guyana Middleweight, the Mr
Guyana Light Heavyweight and
the Mr Guyana Heavyweight
In the lightweight compe-
tition Gardner from the
Buddy's Gym out-cut Marion
Bennett and Mike Morris

while 2007 Intermediate
champion Teon Sancho
placed fourth. Bennett had an
impressive back, but Gardner
had total definition.
The middleweight com-
petition saw Duke defeat
2005 champion Lindie Sharpe
(whose side was also impos-
ing) and 2005 Novice cham-
pion Sherman Haynes. Adrian
Amsterdam, the other contes-
tant in the.Mr Guyana over-
all was the lone contestant in
the light heavyweight com-
petitiop. The Heavyweight
competition was a runaway
as Whatley was much more
impressive that the other
contestant Oswin Jones.
Sharpe, the only athlete
in the Over-40 category was
credited with the Mr Guyana
Masters title. Along with the
championship trophy Duke
won two tickets to Trinidad
and Tobago compliments of
Caribbean Airlines.

There can be only one Mr Guyana and he was Clint Duke (second from le
Also vying for the title were Sylvon Gardner (left), Adrian Amsterdam (t!
and Bruce Whatley (right). (Adrian Narine photo)


two-da inter-county cricket ...

Demerara in control despite outstanding performances

from Alkins and Parasram

By Faizool Deo

-A FIVE-wicket haul from
captain Royston Alkins and a
half-century from opening
batsman Ravindra Parasram
(70) were not enough to place
Essequibo in a comfortable
position after the first day's
play of the opening encoun-
ter in the 2007 CLICO U-17
two-day inter-county cricket
At the close of play at the
Bourda ground, yesterday,
Essequibo were wobbling on
111-8 off 41.4 overs still 114
runs short of the 215 made by
Essequibo need to score a
further five runs to save them-
selves from the follow on. Even
if that is made with Parasram al-
ready in the pavilion it seems a
tremendous task for them to
even come close to their oppo-
nents' total.
Essequibo opted to field
after winning the toss, but
were never really in control
and except for Alkins' slow
bowling, poor shot selections
and sloppy running were the
factors that kept the home
team at bay.
Captain Jetendra
Sookdeo and Ryan
Rajmangal took Demerara to
41 for the opening stand be-
fore the former lost his wicket
via a run-out. Trevon
Griffith then joined
Rajmangal and the left-
handed pair paced the in-
nings well, producing not
only the highest partnership
of the innings (68), but the
most entertaining.
Griffith played the ball all
over the ground and looked set
for a big score, but off the last
ball of what ended as a maiden
over he attempted to reverse-
sweep Alkins and in the pro-
cess top-edged a ball to
Parasram at first slip.

Rajmangal continued the
fight and had pa&ed his in-
nings welt in achingg his .
50 before'lunch'Gia a cover
drive off Parasranm, but the
excitement seemed too much
and on the stroke of lunch
he stepped forward to attempt
a big shot off Parasram and
was left short of his crease
only to be stumped.
Placed at 127-3 off 42
overs, Demerara accelerated
their scoring in the final 23
overs of their innings (65 allot-
ted for the first innings for both

Royston Alkins was
outstanding with the ball
for Essequibo grabbing five
for 65 runs.
teanisi. but wicketl tumbled in
the process.
Ranole Bourne 161i Delon
Fernandes 13-11 and Anmeer Khan
(17) showed the most resis-
tance. but all ended as victims
of Alkins Bourne. v.ho kjsa
dropped on I I and 14, pushed
a simple return catch to Alkins
to end his innings. Khan and
Fernandes. wsho paced their in-
nings well, added 43 for the fifth
wicket before the former was
stumped as he trotted down the
pitch to Alkins. From that point

five wickets, including
Fernandes who was deceived by
a ft'aster ball and was bowled,
went for 28 runs.
Essequibo started well
with Parasram looking
good, hitting the lone six of
the day via a pull shot over
backward square. By tea
the visitors had reached 27
for no loss.
But the final session be-
longed to Demerara as only
Parsram showed any fight. The
next best score was 12 unbeaten
runs from number seven bats-
man Melvin Seepersaud.

Doing the damage for
Demerara were left-arm spinner
Javed Rasheed and right-arm leg-
spinner Bourne who picked up
3-26 and 4-16 respectively.
Rasheed did the damage early
while Bourne did the cleaning,
The prized victim of the
left-arm spinner was Parasram
who trotted out of his crease
and was bowled.
Parasram's innings in-
cluded eight fours and a soli-
tary six off of 117 balls.
Essequibo left out Herell
Greene and Navin Singh
while Demerara omitted
Radindra Naikbarab, Everton
Charles and Amir Khan.


DEMERARA first innings
J. Sookdeo run-out
(Seepersaud) 22
Rajmangalstp. wkp.
lcLennbn b Parasram 51
T. Griffith c Parasram b Alkins 36
R. Bourne c & b Alkins 16
D. Fernandes b Alkins 34
A. Khan stp. wkp. McLennon
b Alkins 17
J. Taylor run-out 2
S. Daniels run-out 5
D. Solomon not out 5
A. Stoll c. Hohenkirk b Alkins 8
J. Rasheed Ibw Parasram 0
Extras: (o-13,16-1, w-2 -,-3) 19
Total: (all out 65 over? 215
Fall of wickets: 1-41, ; 3-127,
4-144, 5-187, 6-192,; 4, 8-199,
Bowling: Sealey 3-1-12-0 (nb-
1), Ramalho 2-0-12-0,

Lallbachan 13-2-43-0 (w
Alkins 25-5-65-5 (nb-1), Herj
8-1-29-0 (nb-1). Parasram *
40-2 (w-1).
ESSEQUIBO first4nnings
J. Hohenkirk b Stoll
R. Parasram b Rasheed
R. Harris ibw Rasheed
R. Alkins c Stroll b Rasheed
G. Paul lbw Bourne
K. McLennon c Khan b Bourne
M. Seepersaud not out
F. Henry b Bourne
N. Ramalho Ibw Bourne
Extras: (b-1, w-1, nb-2)
Total: (for eight wickets, 41.4 Overm
Fall of wickets: 1-28, 2-54, 3-.
78, 5-86, 6-94, 7-111, 8-111
Bowling: Daniels 4-2-9-0, S
7-1-26-1, Taylor 4-2-8-0 (r
Sookdeo 3-1-21-0, Rashee
5-26-3, Bourne 9.4-3-16-4.

Khalil takes three junior badminton title

ASHLEY Khalil proved that
she is not just a squash cham-
pion but a badminton cham-
pion a dominant one as a
matter of fact. winning three
titles in the 2007 Crown Min-
ing Supplies-sponsored Jun-
ior Badminton tournament.
Khalil won the Girls' Lin-
der- 15, tie Girls' Under- 17 and
the Girls' Under-19 competi-
tions "hen the finals were held
on Friday at the Queen's Col-
lege auditonum.
There were six divisions of
the tournament the UI-9. the U-
11. the Li-13. the U-15. the Li-
17 and the UL-19
Amika Persiud \ias croned
the U-9 BoN si ngles charrpion .t-
ier he defeated Ben Mende 21- I I
On the distant side fli\e-%e.e:-&I
Pri\anna Ranidhani clamuned the
Under-9 title %ith a 21-3 um o.er
Trisha Beharry.
Pnyanna's brother Narayan
Ramndhani who has improved
dramaucally over the last year
defeated Darius Ali 21-9, 21-8
to \%in the Under-11 Boys'
competition. The Under-11 fe-
male % inner was Rose Mendes
who defeated Lisa Persaud 21-
16, 21-9.
Narayan Ramdhani, de-
spite putting up a good fight,

Kamala Persaud (second from left) of Crown Mining Supplies hands over one of t
three trophies to Ashley Khalil in the presence of the other winners.

could not get past Daniel
Persaud in tlie RoCts' inder-
13 competition and had to
settle for second place 121-18.
In the Li- 15 age group it was
Jason-Ra. Khalil w\ho claimed
a come-from-behind victory
over Aan Rodrieues 14-21.21-
15and 21-16
Akash Persaud who has domi-
nated the Under- 17 Bo% s' group for
the last two sears again dominated.
winning 21-18 and 21-16 over Esa
Sanichara. The Boys' Under-19
competition was won by Javid
Rahaman as he claimed a walkover

trom Nicholas ,i.
Vshle) KhahL 14. defeated k I
Sear-old Ashamrnica Persaud iv.-ice in
the Under-15 and the Under-I -fi-
nals In the Under-15 she claimed
a 21-5 victory vice while in the
Under-17 she won 21-3, 21-5.
The national squash player
made excellent use of her soft
hands against Persaud and she
lost most of her points by re-
turning into the nets.
Her biggest test, though.
came in the Under-19 comperi-
tion against defending champion
Michelle Astmood In the first
game Asiwood went up to a 4-

2 lead bui KhaJil c ecaied ,-.
fine forearn i mashc, i0 ilk..
game 2 I- I I
In the second game KI
started strong, and e\en tho.
Astwood %as able to score
number of points it "as i
enough as Khalil closed it
game at 21-18.
Former president of the
Guyana Badminton Association
Laurie Lewis, Director of Sports
Nell Kumar and Chairman of
the National Sports Comnmi
sion Conrad Plunmer were aw
present at the finals. (Faizool





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NINE goals and three red
cards hiehliehted the action

in last Friday's Georgetown
Football Association's iGFA)
Cellink Premier League
double-header staged at the

City's football HQ. GFC
The opening game was a
personal success for

Camplown's Tro) Pres.cod as
he registered the firsi hal-trick
of the season, butl his side %kent
under to Santos by a 4-3 mar-
The 'dreadlocked"
(Please turn to page 26)

CLINT Duke out-posed crowd favourites Bruce Whatley
(second) and Sylvon Gardner (third) to win the 2007
Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Federation
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captains to win back-to-back regional Under-19 titles. (Photo Courtesy of Arud Goosai).

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Match Schedule:
Round 1: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 August 2007 Demerara vs Essequibo at GCC Ground
Round 2: Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15, 2007 Berbice vs Essequibo at Everest Ground
Bound 3: Friday 17 & Saturday 18 August 2007 Demerara vs Berbice at Guyana
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SUNDAY.CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

ies for example, we marvel at
their economic and other ad-
vances and their heritage tourist
products such as buildings.
But we in the south also have
our achievements and attrac-
tions, though perhaps of a dif-
ferent type influenced by varied
cultured ways. And more and
more people, those who chose
to stay and help their countries
progress, their,communities
and villages, are recognizing this
in terms of planning their vaca-
tions. So, in addition to "shop-
ping tourism", as middle class
Bajans would go to Maragarita
Island in Venezuela or Puerto
Rico to pick up bargains, there
is increasingly the additional
exploratory dimension.
There is also the satisfaction
that South-South travel
helps our economic develop-
ment. Many small island states
(SIDS) and other developing
countries world wide depend on
tourism. A 2004 UNCTAD re-
port notes that more than half of
them received one to three
quarters of total export revenues
from tourism receipts. The tour-

ism sector in Guyana is rela-
tively small compared to, say,
Barbados where it is a major
economic foreign exchange earner
(over 500,000 visitors annually).
Minister Prashad his
Ministry staff and private sec-
tor bodies are working dili-
gently in this regard, being
supported by confident entre-
preneurs who invest in more
hotel and guest house facilities
annually. "Trade in tourism ser-
vices and tourism activities have
the potential to become an en-
gine for growth and economic
development", the UNCTAD
report noted.
By lending support to our
"own", while excercising our
mature right to visit traditional
destinations like Toronto and
New York, we an also help de-
mocratize the sector.
There is the backdrop of
globalization and reported
trends of "growing control of
global tourism operators and
travel distribution networks
over many aspects of world
Continued on page IV

View of part of the northeast coast of Barbados from the site of a former major Ameridian village. (Guyana Consulate
in Barbados photo)


WHEN asked what type of
work he did, the Dominican
playboy Porforio Rubirosa
and husband of Woolworth
(heiress Barbara Hutton, re-
.marked : "Work ? I haven't
got the time".
Alas, the majority of us
jiesser mortals have to do some
type of work to pay our bills
and expenses. Sometime during
the year, we manage a little holi-
day- to-.rest our minds for a
while before putting the shoul-
der back to the wheel..
There was a time
,.when more Caribbean and
.Guyanese people, those who
-.could afford .it, would take
-their holidays in neighboring
countries. This is "South-
South" tourism. I remember
-.relatives, coming up from then
.,"BG";by,,schooners during the
1950s and.staying with my par-
ents Jhere, in Barbados, for ex-
Now retired Barbadian
travel agency operator- Paul
Foster, who was last month
given a Lifetime Achievement
SAward by the Barbados Tour-
ism Authority, told me this
-.week about tourists coming to
Barbados from Trinidad and
The reason for this was that
3,air fares at the time to extra re-
gional destinations such as
.,-4North. America and
England were too high for the
average person. There were also
fewer air carriers. Boat travel,
such as the schooners from BG
to Barbados was an option.
Tellingly, it was on ocean liners
That the majority of English

speaking Caribbean people and
Guyanese traveled to England
during the first wave of emigra-
tion in the 1950s.
Today, even ordinary work-
ing people, who could only
borrow money to buy the pas-
sage to emigrate in the 1950s
and early 1960s but now have
more spending money, can pur-
chase tickets to travel by the
latest jet airliner.
The most poplar destina-
tion is still North America and
English cities. This is partly
from colonial linkages and cul-
tural ties including the same En-
glish language. But more impor-
tantly, Guyanese, Barbadians
and other CARICOM people
travel to spend some time with
relatives settled in those desti-
But there is a return to
"South-South" tourism, this
time cutting across all classes..
Not out of the pocket book-
driven necessity of the 1950s
(though some analysts argue so
with the wild skyrocketing of
airfares recently) but of
people's conscious desire to
explore our own civilisations,
so to speak.
I don't have the statistics at
hand, but 'I recall figures from
the Barbados-based Caribbean
Tourism Organisation (CTO)
office indicating an increase in
inter-CARICOM travel over
the last decade. Also, more of us
are going to neighboring Latin
American countries such as the
Dominican Republic. It may be
recalled this country (near Ja-
maica and Puerto: Rico)
was Rubirosa's birthplace, not
that tourism sector authorities
there are actively promoting

that fact.
Significantly, there appears
to be a shift in thinking about
urban-centered visits. In the
case of Guyana, while stays in
Georgetown and other towns do
take place and are welcomed,
tourists are also interested in
outlying communities and heri-
tage sites.
Tourism Minister Prashad's
initiatives to such areas to en-
sure that tourism dollars reaches
everyone should be commended.
All of this is a good thing.
The Caribbean-rim countries,
South and Central America and

further afield such as Africa and
India have their own unique at-
tractions. Culturally, it broadens
our mind to appreciate the ex-
citing achievements and beauty
of peoples in economically de-
veloping countries such as ours.
This is not to denigrate
the more industrialized areas
such as. North America. The
peoples there also have their
deep historical developments
and cultures. We should con-
tinue to extend our traditional
hospitality when they visit
with us.
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A spoonful of sugar

My husband and I have been
married only 11 months. We
always had problems but our
relationship was never this
bad before. I am wondering if
I should stay with him.
Since the beginning we've
had arguments almost every
day. j admit I start most of
them. J get mad at him so eas-
ily when he doesn't do what
I want, or leaves me home to
go with his friends to night-
Yesterday I found out he is
posting ads in the personals
saying he is not married. This
is not the first time he has done

this, and some of these women
he's called. He says he does this
because I hurt him, get mad so
easily, and don't let him do what
he wants.
Today he said, "I love you,
but I'm not in love with you."
I still love him and want to be
with him. I want to repair our
marriage, but I'm scared.
Maybe we should separate
since we've tried to make it
work and failed so many



learning the

meaning of the word "but"
can clarify your life. Every-
thing which comes before the
"but" is sugar to make the
medicine go down, everything
which comes after is the medi-
cine. Too often we hear both
parts of the statement and
end up confused.
"I love you, but I'm not in
love with you" means "I am not
in love with you." That is the
message your husband lacks the
courage to say plainly. When-
ever you hear "but", remember
the second part is what the
speaker means.
We tell people the word

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"but" should go off in their
head like a gunshot. Pay
close attention to what fol-
lows. It is the part which
matters. You wanted to get

married, but you had prob- -
lems in your relationship
from the beginning. You ig- sible to ignore them now.
nored the butss" while you
were dating, but it is not pos- Wayne

A 5sotnuwtthout enb

I have been dating a man
named Cal for the past six
months. We are very close
and treat each other ex-
tremely well. We talk fre-
quently about a long-term
future. I couldn't ask for
things to be better.
But there is one major
problem. Cal's ex-girlfriend re-
peatedly interferes in our rela-
tionship. She is what you
would call a psycho. Almost
every weekend we go out to
clubs and then to an after bar
party. When we are out, we
run into her and she picks
fights with us. We have had
drinks thrown in our faces.
Once when we were out, I
turned around to say something
to her, and she kicked me in the
head. I fell down a flight of
stairs. She was two stairs above

me when I- turned, so it might
have been an accident. She has
also broken into our house and
smashed a window. Cal tells her
to leave us alone, but she won't
do it.
She phones here every
week. Cal will say things
like, "I still love you, but
I'm not in love with you."
However, she is not the kind
of person who. understands
that concept. She has made
me a very angry person. If
this continues, I may walk
away from this relationship.
That would be giving into
her, but I don't know what
else to do.


Talena, when you are in-
volved with a stalker, the


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tourism including international
bookings and marketing and
sales" as the LUN body reports.
South-soulh tourists can
do their pan in restricting such
hoggish i(monopolistic)
practices and assist
business people in the South to
achieve a more level playing
It is sad to see the occa-
sional letter in the Guyana
press from a Guyanese in the
"diaspora" (I cringe at using
that term -the description
seems to conjure up some
sort of limbo wirh the unfor-
tunate migrants having left
their birthplace but schizo-
phrenically can't seem settle
in to their newly found adop-

uve countries) pullin
their birthplace by
that they won't be
because of the "crim
If he/she is writing
New York, aren't the
greater of being mugge
there in all type of c
stances such as robber
highway accidents t
Guyana ?
rm so glad, while
Trinidad in June. to me
shipping agent Georg
and learn of his venctu
introduce this year a
passenger carrying s
service among the Carib
lands and Venezuela
hopefully Guyana in I
Not only because

only solution is to cut them
off. There is no middle
ground. When property dam-
age and physical assault are
involved, things are more
than annoying. They are
Cutting off the stalker
means hanging up the phone,
changing phone numbers, not
going where they go. Each time
Cal talks to this woman, she has
succeeded in extending their re-
lationship. He can't say, "I love
you, but I don't want to see
you." Mixed messages never
At this point, the ball is
in Cal's court. If he doesn't
end this relationship, you
have to wonder if some part
of him wants it to continue.'


former seaman in m) youth
but I earnestly believe that
* sea and riverain travel is still
one of the most attractive
g down ways to our regional
stating neighbours
visiting It's cheaper, more
e situa- restful and you see more places.
By steamer, canoe. schooner.
ig from even my own sailing boat I built
chances I had many happy moments
d/killed traveling that way o'er the
circum- years
ries and Last year, I had occasion to
than in visit Bartica. I traveled on the
Lady Northcote steamer. What
listing else?
eel with Sure, this circa 1930s ves-
e James sel may be showing her age.
re to re- but what a wonderful "vo. -
regional age" on the mighty Essequibo
shipping River !. Let us look at that ex-
bbean is- citing sojourn in my next ar-
i ( and dicle.


vnfnti '

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The Guyana Prize for Literature, Part III

?PatMerns of a Sfwwfw

(An extract of interview with Prof. Sandra Pouchet Paquet, Georgetown,
Guyana, July 2007. She is the Chairperson of a panel of judges for the
Guyana Prize for Literature. She is Head in the Department of English and
Director of Caribbean Literary Studies at University of Miami, USA, and has
authored several books including, "Caribbean Autobiography")

PP You declared you are ex-
cited about Guyana; this came
about through your attraction to
its literature. What are some of
those characteristics of this lit-
erature bringing on this emo-
SP Well, something hap-
pened to me. Well, I'll just give
you the tail-end of that incident.
I was reading Guyanese litera-
ture for years. I've always had
an interest in it. I have been
teaching it for years. I am pro-
fessor of Caribbean Literature at
the University of Miami in the
English Department. So this is
my business, I have to keep up
with it.
PP Mention the names of
a few of those authors whose
work you teach.
SP I teach Fred D'Aguiar,

Wilson Harris, Martin Carter,
Mark McWatt and Pauline
Melville. So I've been following
Guyanese literature with inter-
est and reward.
PP Now please finish the
SP Last year I was read-
ing the section on Guyana in
(V.S.) Naipaul's "The Middle
Passage" and I was reading (Wil-
son) Harris in preparation for
course material, "Palace of the
PP His remarkable first
novel published in 1960
SP- Yes, and it put Guyana
on the world map as a people
who have produced extraordi-
nary literature
PP- You said that book put
Guyana on the map?
SP Yes, in terms of world

PP What about Edgar
Mittelholzer who ushered in the
Guyanese novel tradition with
his first novel, "Corentyne
Thunder" released way back in
1941? In your book, "Caribbean
Autobiography", you merely
mentioned his name.
SP If that book was
longer, Mittelholzer would have
been part of it because I find "A
Swarthy Boy", a rich book and
if his books are to be reprinted,
that would be the top of my list.
PP- Rich?
SP And painful book to
read. It must have been a very
hard book for him to write. But
I think it was an honest book
and it's the kind of writing
which brings us along wherever
we are from.

PP A. J. Seymour knew
him well, and published a biog-
raphy of him. You said you've
followed the work of Seymour
and I know the two writers
were close, why is Mittelholzer
not part of your focus?
SP I would be honest
with you: only so much can be
done in a classroom:
Mittelholzer is not my first
choice so I have not given him
the attention I placed on others.
Yes, so much can be done in a
classroom with a limit of two
or three writers. I'm always jug-
gling and I'm also pressed to do
a Pan-Caribbean style course.
PP You have a chance now
to talk about Mittelholzer
SP Well, I have not stud-
ied him and will need time to
collect my thoughts
PP He might be an ideal
candidate for you Pan-Carib-
bean Course; he wrote about the
Caribbean Guyana, Trinidad,
Barbados and other places
where lived in the Caribbean
SP I planned going back
to him because my interest in
Guyanese literature took a new
turn recently. I know I started
with Naipaul's "The Middle
Passage" and you may be won-
dering where I'm going.
PP Literature takes us on
strange journeys and creates all
manner of connections.

SP True. From reading
Harris and Carpentier,
Guyanese literature is in good
shape. I was reading "The Lost
Step" with my students and we
started looking at some old nar-
ratives like Schomburgh because
our library has Schomburgh
originals and I have discovered
there are certain patterns, cer-
tain images that keep repeating
PP Patterns like?
SP Certain set images like
going up the river in a boat, and
the figure usually of an
Amerindian who is usually
standing or sitting cross-legged
right at the front. This pattern,
in various ways, is often re-
peated a certain position, a
certain posture and the ob-
server, the narrator is usually
PP Is this why Harris is
of greater interest to you?
SP There's more to Har-
ris than that but back to this fig-
ure image. My reading began
with Naipaul and his fascination
with Guyana. This figure is re-
peated: it's there in Harris, it is
there in Carpentier it is there in
Schomburgh. Next I started to
read the people whom these
writers would have read and it
connected me to Jack Snow
whom Harris read and you see
the same image. This is how

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you can organise the movement
of a literature by what is tabled
in the literature, in terms of ob-
servations, positioning. You can
use an image like this to talk
about shifting values because it
keeps recurring and what it tells
you about the narrator and the
relationship between genera-
tions. So to me, it's an indica-
tor of a very strong literary tra-
dition. You have writers who are
drawing on the resources that
are available to them and cre-
ated by those writers who went
before them and that's one way
of reading a literature and deter-
mining its literary value.
PP A more pronounced
trend now is for writers to "talk
back" to each other through
their work like David Dabydeen,
and Fred D'Aguiar talking back
to Wilson Harris.
SS Harris is the most
dominant writer in contempo-
rary writing. And there is Mar-
tin Carter too. It's a thrill to see
people who have gone before
inspiring out younger writers
'both with a vision and with
what they have achieved in
terms of sxyle. Carter grappled
with form and it worked for
him. So by studying Carter,
there is a lot to learn.
Responses to this author
Continued on page VIII

SUNDAY CHRONICLE Auaust 12, 2007


The Plaza side:



cinema fans

By Terence Roberts

EVEN the so-called "Gigolo",
or "Cochore" of Guyanese
slang, or "Hipster" of North
American slang, all of which
the Plaza Side were, have
their moments of serious so-
cial reflection.
The granting of Indepen-
dence to Guyana from Britain in
1966 was an unavoidable topic
from time to time when the
Plaza Side lounged in Plaza's
tucked away snack bar, while a
1pm, or 4:30 matinee -or night
show was in progress.
Our voices sometimes over-
powered by sporadic gunplay
from Westerns or War Films
that were playing, or the ampli-
fied unmistakable deep tone of
a moral star like Randolph Scott
reprimanding bad man Lee
Marvin with two word: "Hold
it!" in the final reel of "Seven
Men from Now", or the won-
derful distinctly hip tone of
singer/actor Frank Sinatra's
voiceover as the US soldier in
charge of a wine cellar in war-
torn France in "Kings Go Forth"
saying: "I thought the war was
over, but wham! It started all
over again!" Or that slow husky
drawling voice of Patricia Neal
in "Hud" when she sits on a bed
and tells Paul Newman: "My
last husband? All he was good

for was to scratch my back
where I couldn't reach it.' And
Newman asks quietly with a
smile: 'You still got that itch?'"
As scenes like those went
by upstairs in Plaza during vari-
ous shows, all sorts of charac-
ters dropped by the snack bar;
some hustling small change,
some selling rare fashions, wine,
cigarettes, etc, stolen from
somewhere, or bartered from
sailors, others asked to be taken
upstairs to House so that they
could see something of the cur-
rent film free of charge.
Then there were those who

were educated, well employed,
from "good" families, meaning
wealthy or with civil service
connections. These were the
ones for whom the topic of In-
dependence brought out their
speculative schemes, fantastic
plans and grand personal ambi-
tions, often based on sheer
greed, or grandiose illusions of
some utopian form of post-co-
lonial political/social rule and
Others were more cautious
in their praise of Independence,
their opinions based on "inside"
secrets and investigative journal-

.. ,

[PART 11]

istic reports read in the local
press. Often their criticisms
were delightfully exaggerated and
sensational, but amusingly sa-
tirical and sarcastic as they acted
out their pantomimes on the
snack bar floor.
Indeed, what did Indepen-
dence mean? One of our guests
suggested we were at a crucial
crossroads in our national life,
which would determine the qual-
ity of Guyanese life in decades
to come. How different, in a
better way, would that life be?
Would this new era be a return
to some pre-colonial utopian

By Terence R(
lifestyle our Indigen(
can, Oriental and Eur
cestors had in their
homelands before t
captured, rounded up.
or compelled by vari
ships to come here ai
.in the "exploitive In
Colonial Capitalist

; WW


ll- ,. ... -.. .... ,.
,- r- .

IN the brilliafit 1950's science fiction film, the "Incredible Shrinking Man", radioactive dust reduces an adult man to a
tiny person threatened by a common domestic cat, a cockroach, a small rat-trap, etc.

that had resulted in the canals,
the roads, the architecture, the
cuisines, the blended bloods,
and skin colours, and lest we
forget, the very electricity that
projected the films of the cin-
ema we adored?
"' One clever loquacious and
gesticulating character of note, a
regular whose unorthodox wis-
dom always entertained us,
launched into an imaginative
science-fiction scenario of what
everyday life in Independent
Guyana would be like (this man
was a notorious fan of science-
fiction films, like 'The Incred-
ible Shrinking Man', "The Day
the Earth Stood Still", the
Blob", etc.) after the British co-
lonial regime had relinquished its
local power and influence.
He envisaged a calendar
oberts dotted with holidays pertaining
to a variety of ethnic customs
ous, Afri- and historical moments, which,
opean an- except for the Queen's birthday,
r original Christmas, Easter, Remem-
hey were brance Day etc, never existed
, banished during British Guiana.
ous hard- Later, he went on, citizens
nd engage would dig back into there eth-
iperialist, nic pasts to revive separate cul-
venture" tural identities which they felt
had been denied them for cen-
turies as colonized peoples, re-
verting to dress codes like their
ancestors in Africa, India, China
etc, as a form of delayed -pro-

And of course, he said, In-
digenous people would hardly
wear any clothes at all, having
rejected the example of profit
and loss capitalism and returned
to a Nomadic lifestyle of com-
munal values. His tirade went on
to declare (God forbid!) that cin-
emas like Plaza would cease to
exist, along with all the pro-
found classic Hollywood and
European films we appreciated,
since they too would eventually
be described and condemned as
though they were robotic ex
Continued on page VIII


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All applications must be addressed to: The Chairman of New Amsterdam
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Garrison Road, Fort Ordnance.

Deadline for submission of applications: August 20"' 2007. Please bring along two
(2) recent testimonials.


VI ~


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

8A llR By George Barclay

Man who sued A.G. without

fiat awarded judgment with

costs against Govt.

Taxing Officer disallowed costs, applicant's lawyer to pay

IN 1965 Justice Guya
Persaud, in Chambers ruled
that the plaintiff Fargnoli had
made a fatal error in 1963
when he sued the Attorney
General claiming damages
from Government in respect
of negligence committed by
a Government medical of-
ficer, without first obtaining
a fiat from the Governor.
Although the Chief Justice
who heard the original sum-
mons and had spotted the error
in one of two summons which
had been heard jointly, he had
awarded judgment with costs
against the Government.
Because of the fiat's eror,
the Taxing officer disallowed the
costs, and this resulted in the
plaintiff Fargnoli, approaching
the Court for redress.
Dismissing the summons
brought by the plaintiff
Fargnoli, challenging the deci-
sion by the Taxing officer to
disallow the costs to the plain-
tiff because of the absence of the
'Fiat' (authoritative order hav-
ing the force of law), Justice
Persaud ordered the plaintiff's
lawyer, Solicitor O.M. Valz to
personally pay the costs in-
curred in the proceedings.
At the hearing of the chal-
lenge summons, Solicitor O.M.
Valz represented the plaintiff,
while Registrar, Mr. K. M.
George who later became Chan-
cellor of the Judiciary, repre-
sented the taxing officer.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that the plaintiff insti-

tuted an action by way of writ
of summons against the Attor-
ney General claiming damages
from the Government in respect
of negligence committed by a
Government medical officer.
Although the Governor's
fiat was not obtained, the Attor-
ney General entered appearance
and filed a statement of defence.
Later the plaintiff brought
an action against the doctor as
well as the Attorney General inr
respect of the same cause of ac-
In respect of this action the'
Governor's fiat had been duly
obtained. Both actions were
consolidated and judgment given
for the plaintiff with costs.
The taxing officer disal-
lowed costs to the plaintiff in
respect of the first action as well
as in respect for a notice of in-
tended action which had been
served on the Attorney General.
The plaintiff applied for a re-
view of the taxation.
Justice Persaud who heard
the challenged application held:
(i) There was nothing in
the judgment which precluded
the taxing officer from disallow-
ing costs in respect of any pro-
ceedings which were improper.
(ii) The failure to obtain the
Governor's fiat was fatal and
could not be cured by the sub-
sequent steps taken on behalf of
the Attorney General.
(iii) In an action of this sort
it was not necessary to serve a
notice upon the Attorney Gen-
eral under .the Justices Protec-

tion Ordinance, chapter 18, and
the plaintiff was not entitled to
costs in respect of the notice
(iv) The plaintiff's solicitor
would be ordered to pay per-
sonally the costs of the appli-
Delivering his judgment,
Justice Persaud had said, "This
is a summons taken out at the
instance of the plaintiff for a re-
view of the taxation of a bill of
costs taxed by the taxing officer
in the above actions (numbered
1963 No. 1349 and 1964 No. 53
respectively) which were heard
by the Chief Justice, and in
which judgment was given for
the plaintiff. The items disal-
lowed and which this summons
concerns, are items relating to
the first action (1963 No.
The judge added, "Before
considering the submissions
made before me it will be of
some use to trace the history
of the earlier action with a brief
reference to the later action."
The earlier action was
launched by a writ of summons
which was filed in the Supreme
Court Registry on August 8,
1963. After service had been ef-
fected and the normal steps fol-
lowed, the plaintiff filed a state-
ment of claim and the defendants
filed a statement of defence. A
request for hearing was filed on
the 2nd of April; 1964, and the
matter came up for fixture be-
fore the Chief Justice who fixed
a date for hearing. On 2nd De-

cember, 1964, an order consoli-
dating his action with action No.
53, of 1964 was made at the re-
quest of plaintiff's counsel.
Action No. 53 of 1964 had
been filed on llth January,
1964, and was brought against
the Attorney G.eneral alone
even though it related to the
same cause of action as that
contained in the earlier action.
The reason for filing the
later action is fairly obvious and
can be seen from the notes
taken by the Chief Justice when
the application for consolida-
tion was made. These notes
which I have consulted through
the courtesy of the Chief Jus-
tice read thus:
"Manraj opens plaintiff's
case: Refers to action filed by
plaintiff against the Attorney
General No. 53/1964 Demerara.
Request for hearing in that ac-
tion was filed on 23rd Novem-
ber, 1964
"Reason for-filing of sec-
ond action is that there was
omission to obtain Governor's
fiat to bring claim against Attor-
ney General as representing the
Government of the Colony.
The two actions refer to the
same facts; Asks for consolida-
tion of the actions.

"Mr. D. Singh, Senior Le-
gal Adviser (ag) agrees to an or-
der for consolidation of the two
actions being made.
"Ordered that action No.
1349, of 1963 and action No.
53 of 1964 Demerara be con-
solidated and that the hearing
of the consolidated actions
should now proceed."
Justice Persaud, continuing
his judgment said, "Therefore
the hearing of the actions pro-
ceeded and the result was that
judgment was given in favour of
the plaintiff."
The Chief Justice's notes
made it clear ...and this was the
reason why the later action
was filed: that in the earlier ac-
tion the procedure to be fol-
lowed when the Attorney Gen-
eral is being sued as represent-
ing the Government of British
Guiana had not been obeyed,
with the result that in that ac-
tion the Attorney General was

not properly before the court.
And this in spite of the fact
than an appearance had been
entered on his behalf and his
defence filed. No doubt the
plaintiff's legal advisers appre-
ciated the realities of the situ-
ation, for the later action (No.
53, of 1964 ) was promptly and
properly launched in accordance
with the provisions of section
46 (3) of the Supreme Court
Ordinance Chapter 7 in that a
statement of claim and not a
writ of summons was filed.
"In my judgment, therefore,
action No. 1349 of 1963 was
improperly commenced as
against the Attorney General
and any costs incurred for ser-
vice of this writ and matters
incidental thereto would not
have been properly incurred."
The taxing officer was in
my view, correct, in disallowing
Continue on page VIII

8/11/2007, 12:28 AM

Chancellor K. M. George

Ministry of Housing and Water

Central Housing and Planning Authority



Would the legal representative or anyone having an interest in
the property situate at Lot 64 BB Eccles, East Bank Demerara
in the name of Bibi Rahamat, deceased, please call to see the
Legal & Conveyancing Officer of the Central Housing and
Planning Authority at 41 Brickdam & United Nations Place
within 14 days of the date of this notice.

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

August 3, 2007



The United States Government (USG), through the U.S. Agency for
International Development in Guyana, (USAiD/Guyana) is inviting
community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations,
institutions, or other Focal groups working with communities across
Guyana, to submit applications proposalss for grant funding) to the
Ambassador's Self Help Fund.

The Fund is intended to support small scale projects that seek to reduce
povertyby addressing basic human needs. It complements the work of the
larger USG goals and USAID/Guyana development assistance program in

Priority will be given to those applications which focus on building the
capacity of communities, increasing self reliance, contain a self-help
component, and can be sustained' after project funding has ended.
Applications must clearly indicate what percentage of funding will be borne
by the local organization.

For 2007, the Fund will be awarding at least two (2) grants for proposals that
address the needs of small farmers in rural communities and provide
assistance and networking opportunities for these farmers.

To uplift an application form or to receive additional information please

The Program Officer, USAID/Guvana, Embassy of the United States of
America, 100 Young & Duke Streets, Georgetown. Tel: 225-7315 ext. 4216.

Closing date is September 22,2007.

The U.S. Government reserves the right to fund or not fund any or all of the
applications submitted.

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Vil 'l S C 12. 2007 .

The Right Toothpaste The Dentist Advises
111 :''ll lU tl'a L I --- HHI

FOR centuries baking soda
as well as salt has been the
classical dentifrices of choice.

However, in their pure
form, they did not have a pal-
atable taste and eventually in

Patterns of a ...

From page V
telephone (592' 226-0065 or
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Literary update
The tenth anni\ersar, ,i-
NUAL is under production
Subrmussions are inited to %an-
ous cormpetitions offered and

arncles of local interest are also
welcomed. This Guvanese hier-
arN and cultural tradition
started in 1915 Ii was dormant
for a few years uniil it was re-
suscitated in 1998 b\ Dr Tulsi
Dyal Sinch For further imforma-
lion. pleae contact
Gu enterprise or the editor,
Petamber Persaud
You are inmited to THE
JOULRNEY an ecnirin of lit-

the 1940s, toothpastes have be-
come more effective and pleas-
ant tasting. Colgate has been the

erature, part IX. on Wednesday
August 22. 2007, at Castellani
House from 17-00 h The
theme is 'Parameters of Lib-
erty'. featuring hterature in cel-
ebration of freedom and the
nights of nian
Information needed on
Christopher Nichols. Rosetta
Khalideen. C. E. J.
Ramcharitar-Lalla. Angus
Richman. 0. R. Dalhorne.
Nleiling Jin. iThanks to nu-
merous enabler lfor continu-
ing the dialogue.i

leading brand available.
In the mid-20th century a
new era of therapeutic tooth-
pastes was introduced when an
ingredient called fluoride was
added to toothpaste to fight de-
cay. Until about 1985 all tooth-
pastes were basically the same.
They consisted of four in-
gredients: an abrasive, fluoride,
a flavoring, and foam. However
studies over the last 10 years
have indicated that the addition
of certain ingredients in tooth-
pastes gives them specific im-
provements, which marketers
focus on in advertisements.
Toothpastes have now been
formulated to eliminate decay.
reduce tartar, freshen breath,
whiten teeth, circumvent aller-

gies, eliminate tooth sensitivity,
and minimize aphthous ulcers.
They come in pastes, gels,
drops, and powders in every
color and flavor imaginable.
Many types of toothpaste

on the market today contain
fluoride in varying concentra-
tions and compounds. Colgate's
Luminous toothpaste, in my
Continued on page x


BEAMS Project GOG/IDB Loan 1107/SFGY



The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has received financing from the
Inter-American Development Bank towards the cost of Basic Education Access and
Management Support Programme.

Part of the proceeds of this financing will be

The Ministry of Education thru' the University
Southeastern University will conduct, at the
Education Programme.

used for eligible payments under Contract for

of Guyana and in collaboration with the Nova
University of Guyana, a Master's Degree in



specializing in Management, Supervision and Planning
(dual mode)

1.2 The Degree shall be awarded to those persons
who have been duly registered and who have
satisfied all the requirement of the programme.

The programme which will commence September
2007 will encompass four semesters and two
summer institutes.

The programme which will be delivered in dual mode
(weekend, face to face and on-line classes).


2.1 Candidates applying for registration must be
qualified under the general University
Regulations for the Master's Degree Programme.

2.2 Applicants for the M. Ed will normally be required
to have one of the following:

1. A Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree from the
University of Guyana which is at or above the level
of Pass with Credit.

Admissions Division
Office of the Registrar
August 2007

2. Any other First Degree from the University of
Guyana at or above the level of Pass with Credit.

3. A first degree from any other approved University
which is equivalent to that at (1), and with five years
experience as a teacher in the public school system
or in an accredited private institution.

4. A Degree and Diploma equivalent to those at (2).

2.3 N.B. Candidates are expected to be computer
literate and have access to a computer and internet
facilities on a regular basis.

2.4 Application form can be uplifted from the Bursary,
University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus or
downloaded from www.uog.edu.gy

2.5 All applications must be accompanied by (1) an
official transcript personnel who can attest to the
candidates' academic background.

2.6 Candidates must not have attained the age of forty
(40) before September 1,2007.

2.7 Applications must be addressed to the Head ,
Graduate Studies, School of Education &
Humanities and be clearly marked Master's in
Education Degree in the upper left hand corner of
the envelope.

2.8 Applications must be completed in triplicate and
returned to the Admissions Division, University of
Guyana no later than September 3, 2007 at 15:00

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From page VI

pressions of a dominant im-
ported "Modern" culture, or
mere mouthpieces for American
and European political States,
rather than creative expressions
of free artists with their own
viewpoints, their own social
values, who often risked and
jeopardized their professional
careers and reputations to make
the films we enjoyed.
"Yes, man", he went on, as
we sat or leaned upon the snack
bar counter growing more and
more depressed at his projec-
tions, "forty, fifty years down
the road from now, 1967, there
won't be even any Guyanese
cinemas left, or only those that
showed Indian, Chinese action
films, even simple TV-styled
mass-produced African films; or
everyone will be at home star-
ing at TV Channels while their
phones rang, children screamed,
families or neighbours quarrelled
etc. And during those ridiculous
American TV comedies devoid
of all intellectual stimulation or
cosmopolitan tropical relevance,
our local audience would find
themselves going 'Ha ha ha! Ha
ha ha!' every few minutes, just
like their invisible North Ameri-
can counterparts."
It was-at this point, thank-
fully, that Raymond the chief
usher, ran down to the snack bar
from House to inform us that
our favourite scene from that
beautiful technicolor
cinemascope ,Western "The
Wonderful Country" with Rob-

ert Mitchum and Julie London,
(I think), which Plaza had pre-
miered in 1957 and which we
were replaying at a mid-week
matinee, was about to begin.
So we abandoned our guests
and ran upstairs to House, then
the winding staircase to Bal-
cony, just in time to see
Mitchum, all bearded in a som-
brero, begin to slowly walk up
that stairway in some huge
Ministerial building to visit
Julie London, his ex-lover, now
the wife of some important of-
And we sat back propping
our feet up, sipping from
bottles of ice-cold Limericky
pop we had brought up from
the snack bar freezer, savoring
the way the camera held
Mitchum in focus all the time
from behind, then in front, as he
walked slowly, in that cool
bowlegged style of his, his
spurs jingling, clinking as his
boots echoed muffled on the
long carpet through the long
hallway that led to Julie London'
who waited on him, watching
his slow rhythmic approach
-with spurs jingling, her buttocks
in an ample skirt pressed against
the edge of a desk, and just as
he was before her, she says: "I
told you before not to come to
me wearing your gun."
And Mitchum silently
unstraps his gunbelt, takes
off his sombrero, placing
them beside her on the desk,
then they embrace each
other, and their lips kiss long
and hard and with passion.

Man who sued A.G.

without fiat awarded ...
From page VII
the costs represented as items 29 and 31 of his answer I
would also disallow items 1. 2. 3 m 4 and 5 for the reasons
given by the taxing officer."
Justice Persaud expressed the view that the Attorney Gen-
eral should have sought an order dismissing the earler action
and added "had that been done, I am sure that solicitor for the
plaintiff would not have had the temerity to argue as he has
"The success of such arguments as he has advanced would
mean that legal practitioners would have hcendse to commit mis-
takes in procedure, and profit by these mistakes. This can-
not be right, and violates all principles of justice.
"And such conduct will not be'tolerated in these'
courts," Justice Persand emphasised.


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007


s llMWA IIRB I iF "A'l It-1"' l .... .


Ladies, are your cosmetics

From page HII

cators at least once or twice a
week or more if you are using
one applicator to apply differ-
ent shades.
Wash hands if using fin-
gers to apply.
Do not use eyeshadow if
you have an eye infection, as
this may aggravate the area and
make the problem worse. Also,
you may unwittingly pass the
bacteria on to the rest of the
eyeshadow with the applicator
or-your finger.

Eyeliner and Lipliner
Shelf Life: two years
Eyeliner and lipliners are the
workhorses of cosmetics. They
last for ages because sharpening
them regularly goes a long way

in preventing bacterial growth.

Throw away eyeliner if
you have an eye infection.
Do not use a lipliner if
you have a cold sore.
Do not share eyeliner or
Keep out of sunlight and

Shelf Life: two years
Lipsticks are generally
quite long lasting because of the
way the pigment and fat are
formulated together. Don't be
put off if tiny bubbles appear
on the surface these are just
moisture drops and can be
wiped off.

Bin it if the lipstick feels
dry, scratchy or changes
Never use lipstick if you
have a cold sore. Throw it out
if you accidentally use it on a
cold sore, otherwise it may
Don't share lipsticks
If you use a lip brush,
wash it at least once a week.

Shelf Life: 18 months-two
Lipgloss isn't as long last-
ing as lipstick because it is for-
mulated in a different way.

Wash hands if you are us-
ing your finger to apply.

Wash the lip brush at least
once a week.
Don't use if you have a
cold sore.

Shelf Life: 18 months-two
Fragrances carry little risk
of becoming contaminated be-
cause they usually contain alco-
hol, which is a natural preser-

Prolong the shelf life by
keeping the fragrance in the
Keep it out of direct sun-
light, and preferably in its box.
Store it in moderate tem-
perature, as fragrance will go off
quicker if kept in warm condi-

e 0

Throw away if it changes
colour (especially if it goes
darker) or starts to smell differ-
Remember that fragrance
is a common cause of allergies
and irritations. If you notice,
any odd reaction, stop using it.
As a general rule of thumb,
try to keep all cosmetics in their
shop wrapping if you don't
need to use them straight away.
You will extend the shelf life, as
there is no exposure to air.

Top tips for safe make-
up use
College of Optometrists
recommends the following
simple rules for safe make-up
use and maintaining eye health

Don't apply make-up on
the move
Scratching the eye with a
mascara wand is the most
common injury from make-up
and can lead to eye infections.
To reduce the risk of
scratches, never attempt ap-
plying mascara while travel-
ling in a car, train, bus or

Beauty must know
Don't share your eye
make-up. Sharing make-up can
be risky as you may be sharing
bacteria too. It's particularly in-
advisable to share mascara and
Play it safe by ditching
mascara after six months. Cos-
metic brushes pick up bacte-
ria from the skin. The risk of
infection is increased if you
moisten the brushes with sa-
Avoid using eyeliner on the
inside or 'wet' area of your
eyelids. It can block the glands
there and lead to styes and dry
Put your contact lenses
in before you put your make-
up on. Contact lens wearers
know how important it is to
keep their contact lenses
clean to avoid infection but
then risk compromising this
with old make-up. If you are
a contact lens wearer, put
your lenses in before you put
your make-up on. Not only
will this-will make it easier
for you to see what you are
doing but it will also mean
you are less likely to get
make-up underneath your


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The following vacancy exists at the Wildlife Division, 263 Earl's Avenue,
Subryanville, Georgetown.

1. Typist
The typist will be attached to the Trade Section and will assist in the processing of
documents and data entry.

A minimum of five passes at CXC or GCE '0' Level which includes a pass in
English Language (General not lower than Grade III or GCE 'O' Level not lower
than Grade C); a pass in typewriting at CXC or GCE at the Grades stated above or
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view, is the best of that type
presently available in Guyana.
Studies have determined the
advantages of each fluoride com-
pound, but no one has been
shown to be ideal. There is one
toothpaste on the market con-,
taining stannous fluoride that
advertises it reduces gingivitis.
The maker increased the stan-
nous fluoride content to 0.45
percent, which put the level of
fluoride high enough to interfere
with plaque activity. Tests have
shown that with regular use gin-
givitis and bleeding points are
reduced. However, the increased
stannous fluoride resulted in.
greater staining on the teeth.
The "hottest" item on the
current toothpaste market is the
"plaque preventing" or "plaque
inhibiting" toothpaste. These
new anti-tartar toothpastes have
been successful in reducing cal-
culus buildup between scheduled
six-mouth appointments.
However, even when they
are used regularly, they have not
totally eliminated tartar. These
toothpastes should be used in
conjunction with, not instead of,
regular visits to your dentist or
Government's dental practitio-
ners to have your teeth cleaned.


Some dental authorities are
concerned that plaque control-
ling toothpastes can give the pa-
tient a false sense of security.
The usual signs and symptoms
may prevent the occurrence of
these early warning signs; thus,
the patient may delay a peri-
odontal evaluation. In short, the
periodontal disease may become
advanced before it is treated.
Therein lies the danger.
There are several tooth-
pastes on the market today de-
signed to combat tooth sensitiv-
ity, which studies show occurs
in about one in seven patients.
Thesedentifrices usually con-
tain potassium nitrate, sodium
monofluorophosphate, -strontium
chloride, or sodium citrate. Tooth
sensitivity may be caused by the
use of abrasive toothpastes on
root surfaces, or it may be a nor-
mal response to gingival recession
that occurs around an otherwise
healthy tooth.
These toothpaste have vary-
ing levels of acceptable taste, and
they are usually recommended
for use in conjunction with of-
fice treatments. If you use one
of these dentifrices for two or
three weeks and your teeth are
still sensitive, you need to be
sure to tell your dentist. You
could have a tooth that needs

root canal therapy, or you may
have periodontal disease. Delay
in dental treatment could mean
the loss of one or more teeth. .'
The foaming agent found in
-many toothpaste that creates
the perception of effective
cleaning is soditim lauryl sulfate.
At least one study to date has
indicated that some patients
prone to aphthous ulcers report
a significant disease in ulcer-
ations when this ingredient is
removed from the toothpaste.
If you are someone fighting
bad breath it might be interest-
ing to note that some tooth-
pastes contain various essential
oils that reduce odors. Chlorine
dioxide, considered one of the
most powerful peroxides neu-
tralizes the more noxious odors.
Chlorine dioxide, considered one
of the most powerful oxidants
available today, is found in one
of the popular toothpastes on
the market. A side benefit of
these ingredients is that they
improve gingival health.
Until recently, abrasion was
the only way to mechanically
remove extrinsic stains to create
whiter teeth. Fifty percent of
the average toothpaste is com-
posed of abrasives. Abrasives,
during use, remove cementum
.and expose the dentin, which is
the pathway to the pulp.
Too much abrasive action, a
problem for about 25 percent of
the adult population, can cause
teeth to be sensitive. If you are

an adult, there are yet other
considerations. Adults get den-
,tat caries, but their worst en-
emy is periodontal disease. Pe-
riodontal disease means that
there is cementum and/or den-
tin (tooth structure -located -be-
low the enamel of the crown of
the. tooth) exposed to the oral
cavity. If teeth have exposed ce-
mentum and/or dentin surfaces,
the degree of abrasiveness of
the dentifrice used can be a defi-
nite consideration.
The toothpastes used to re-
move tobacco stains are very abra-
sive. The abrasiveness is what re-
moves the stain from the teeth.
But if you have exposed root sur-
faces, this abrasiveness can make
the teeth sensitive. So it's really a
trade-off. By using these tooth-
pastes, you can remove tobacco
stains, but you may also end up
making your teeth sensitive. The
frequency of use of these abrasive
toothpastes is also a factor that af-
fects the sensitivity of teeth. Con-
sider too, you are at a higher risk
for periodontal disease, if you are
a smoker.
If you are using
chlohexidine rinses for peri-
odontal therapy you may have
already experienced problems
with staining on your teeth and
restorations. Some toothpaste
contains calcium peroxide or
citroxain, which helps reduce or
prevent chlorhexidine staining.
The good news is that re-
cent evidence shows it is pos-
sible to whiten teethand remove
stains without eroding or abrad-
'ing the tooth structure or resto-
rations. This could create a
whole new .market in dentifrices.
Any toothpaste you con-
sider should have the ADA Seal.
This is the only way to be sure
it has been tested for safety and
efficacy and that the claims made
by the manufacture are true.
Colgate is the only tooth-
paste which carries the
Guyana Dental Association
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good dose of salmon or tuna in the diet because of its ben-
efits to the heart. But is it good for the environment?
Surging demand for salmon in particular has been spurred
in part by numerous studies touting the health benefits of omega-
3 fatty acids, vhich are present in some kinds of fish.
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brain development and preventing heart disease, Alzheuner's dis-
ease and eye disorders. I
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were getting hammered long before sushi became chic. health
trends could add pressure to already vulnerable fisheries.
"Over-fishing has predated the interest in omega-3 and
healthy eating. But now there are places where it is certainly
gomg to accentuate it," said Jason Clay. vice president of mar-
kets at the World Wildlife Fund tWWFj.
'The FAO tU.N. Food and Agriculture Organization) esu-
mates that by 2030 average annual per capital global consuip-
tion of fish will increase by 1.5 kgs (3.-4 pounds) and some of

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The USAID/ Guyana Democratic Consolidation and
Conflict Resolution (GDCCR) Project (USAID/GDCCR) is
inviting Civil Society Organizations working with communities
across Guyana, to submit applications for small grant funding
for projects that will enable citizens to engage in processes
requiring citizens' input.

The purpose of this undertaking is to enable CSOs to make
informed and objective contribution towards decision making
and consensus building processes at all levels in Guyana
while improving upon their capacity and credibility to address
issues. Proposals should address issues peculiar to the
organizations applying or issues facing their community or
the country as a whole.

Small grant applications must not exceed GY$1,000,000.00
or six months project duration. Proposed project
activity/activities must lead to specific outcomes.

Applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday
September, 2007.

Interested organizations can uplift the information guide at
USAID/GDCCR Project Office at 87 Carmichael Street
Cummingsburg Georgetown. To receive additional
information by e-mail or telephone, please contact Ms.
Capucine Phillips the Administrative Assistant at
cphillips@rti.org or on telephone numbers 227-8401/2.

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good for heart, bad ...

it will be drivenrby health-related demand," he said.
When it comes to omega-3 fatty acids, not all fish are equal.
Fatty fish such as trout, salmon, mackerel and Alaska pollock
are rich in this crucial group of nutrients.
Tuna are, too, but few wild tuna fisheries are regarded by
conservationists as sustainable.
"It depends on your source ... Omega-3s are very high in
wild salmon and the Alaskan salmon fishery is well-managed,"
said Phil Kline, an ocean campaigner with Greenpeace.
Alaska salmon are among the fisheries that have been cer-
tified as sustainable by the British-based Marine Stewardship
Council. It uses stringent criteria for a fishery to get its seal of
approval and the right to bear its eco-label.
It has not yet given its blessing to any tuna fishery but is
assessing the sustainability of the U.S. Pacific coast albacore
tuna industry. .
Demand for salmon has certainly been soaring.
According to the U.S. National Fisheries Institute, Ameri-
can per capital consumption of salmon has risen from 0.87
pounds (0.39 kg) per year in 1992 to 2.026 pounds (0.92 kg)
in 2006. The species also went from being America's sixth most
popular fish to ea 10to its third over the same period of time.
In a well-managed situation, such demand can lead to con-
*servation: it's in no one's interest to deplete something of value.
"In the long run, the more valuable wild salmon are the
better they are likely to be protected." said Gunnar Knapp, a
professor of economics at the University of Alaska's Institute
of Social and Economic Research.
t He said high demand and prices gave people an incentive
to protect vital salmon habitat such as spawning grounds in
rivers from other industries such as logging and mining.
"In Alaska, even if the price of salmon were to quadruple
it would not lead to too many fish being caught because the
limiting factor is not the price but how much the managers
allow the fishermen to catch, and they make that assessment
purely on biological grounds," Knapp told Reuters by phone
from Anchorage.
But he said Russia's salmon fishery, for example, was
not so well managed and could suffer overfishing as prices

to remove restrictions on the
use of spectrum to allow the
market to develop new and in-
novative services, such as
UWB, for the benefit of con-
sumers," said Ofcom's Chief
Executive Ed.Richards.
The introduction of the
Wireless' Telegraphy (Ultra
Wideband Equipment Exemp-
tion) Regulations 2007 on 13
August will allow the use of ap-

proved UWB U c
equipment with- A
out a license.
Ofcom's s
decision to de-
regulate UWB s
was made in re-
sponse to Euro- Ultra-wideband could connect multiple
pean negotia- devices wirelessly
tions for a common set of UWB
technical standards. expected to introduce similar
Other EU members are legislation in coming months.

A wireless technology that
could hasten the arrival of
the connected digital home
has been give the green light
by media regulator Ofcom.
Ultra-Wideband (UWB), as
it is known, can be used to con-
nect devices such as PCs, mp3
players and digital cameras.
New legislation will mean
UK users will not need a licence
to use UWB devices when they
hits shelves in the future.
UWB uses part of the radio
spectrum to transfer large
amounts of data, such as media
files, over short distances.
Data can be shifted over dis-
tances of around 30m at up to 2
gigabits per second. However, its
main use will be overmuch shorter
distances for wireless USB, en-
abling a host of devices to connect
to a PC without cables.
Market approval
Technologies that use the
radio spectrum normally require
a licence for their use so that
Ofcom can regulate any inter-
ference between spectrum users,
such as radio stations or the
emergency services.
However, UWB equipment
is low powered which means
that it should not interfere with
other spectrum users.
Technology companies have
already started to develop and
sell UWB products to US and
Japanese markets.
"Where possible, we want

S 811/2007, 12:30 AM



The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has acquired the following BMW vehicles
for official use in the RIO Summit and the Cricket World Cup.

.1 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG28
2 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG29
3 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan 1 GOG30
4 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG31
5 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG32
6 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG33
7 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG34
8 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG35
9 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG36
10 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG37
11 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG38
12 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG39
13 2007 BMW 320i 1998cc Sedan GOG40
14 2007 BMW X3 SAV 2.5 litreSI SUV GOG21
15 2007 BMW X3 SAV 2.5 litreSI SUV GOG23
16 2007 BMW X3 SAV 2.5 litreSI SUV GOG24
17 2007 BMW X3 SAV 2.5 litreSI SUV GOG25
18 2007 BMW X3 SAV 2.5 litreSI SUV GOG26
19 2007 BMW X3 I SAV 2.5 litreSI SUV GOG27
The Ministry is inviting sealed Bids for the purchase of these vehicles on an 'as is,
where ig' basis., Inspection by interested Bidders will be accommodated daily at
the location stated for the period August 13, 2007 to August 21, 2007 by
appointment with Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. David George or
Mr.CliffUrd Patoir at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport or calling in person
at the Police Headquarters, Eve Leary during normal working hours.

Bids must be placed in sealed envelopes bearing no identification of the Bidders
on the outside and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand corner; "TENDER
FOR SALE OF BMW VEHICLES, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport"
followed by the engine number/registration number of the vehicle that the bid is
being submitted for. Bids for each vehicle MUST be submitted separately and
Bidders are advised there must be only one bid per vehicle.

Bidders are advised that only Bids that are equivalent to or in excess of the reserve
price per vehicle, as established by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, will
be considered.

The envelopes should be addressed to: The Chairman, National Board for
Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart
Streets, Georgetown.

Bids must be deposited in the Tender Box at the above address not later that
09:00 h on August 23, 2007.

Bids will be opened at 09:00 h on August 24,2007 and Bidders or their authorized
representatives may be present to observe the opening of Bids at the National
Board for Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance.

Only Bids that are in conformity with the above stated conditions shall be

The rules of sale can be uplifted at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport reserves the right to reject any or all Bids
and to remove or re-offer any item listed for sale.

Keith H. Booker, M.S.M.,
Permanent Secretary

Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Cooperative Republic of Guyana
21 Brickdam, Georgetown
1. The.Ministry Of Education invites sealed bids from eligible suppliers for the
supply of the following items:
(a) Computer Systems Government Technical Institute
(b) Photocopiers- Government Technical Institute
(c) Wood Working Lathe Government Technical Institute
(d) lamson Cement Mixer- Government Technical Institute
(e) Steel Bands- Georgetown Schools
(f) Sewing Machines-Georgetown Schools
(g) MtetaliFiling Cabinets Georgetown Schools
2. Biddiig will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
procedures specified in the Procurement Act 2003, and are open to all bidders.
3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Mr. T Persaud,
Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdam, Tel no.. 223-7900 ext 286 and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the above address, from Monday- Thursday 9 h- 15:30 h and Friday 9 h-
4. Qualification requirements are listed in Section II (Bidding Data Sheet), ITB 19.1
of the Bid Document. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested
bidders n the submission of oral or written Application to the address below:
Ministry ofEducation, 21 Brickdam ata non-refundable fee of Three Thousand Dollars
($3,000). The method of payment is cash. The Bidding Documents will be uplifted at the
time ofpayment.
6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 9 h on 21st August,
2007. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be
opened in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at
the address below. All bids must be accompanied by a Valid IRD and NIS
Compliance. .. ...
7. Address:
". .. ........ - .-. -- Chairman -

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

Pulandar Kandhi- -- .
Permanent Secretary I
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NAYA Zamana needs no hype
to get the National Cultural
Centre filled over the past
11 years it has earned its
reputation of being one of
the best productions of,
dance, music and drama in-
terwoven to create a master-,:,.
piece delightful to the eyes
and ears.
With elaborate sets, lavish
costumes, and skilful dancers-
the production is a celebration of
the creative minds of Vindhya
Persaud and her sister Simantani
The first Persaud is a doc-
tor by profession, the second
an attorney. However, they are
an indelible link to the Guyana
Hindu Dharmic Sabha, of
which their father, Reepu
Daman Persaud, one of
Guyana's longest serving Par-
liamentarians and politicians, is
Naya Zamana started as a
dance and drama show organized
and choreographed by Vindhya.
After two years, the Dharmic
Nritya Sangh in Prasahd Nagar,
could no longer accommodate the
crowds and hence the decision to
move to the National Cultural
Vindya is the main choreog-
rapher for the Indian spectacle,
while Simantani designs all the
costumes and that's a lot!
The programme was so good
for the eleventh production that,
through to popular demand, an
improved version was put on
For the 12th production, the
cast is made up of 60 members,
junior and senior.
As is usual, a story line is
created to move the production.
This year, it traces the trials and
joys of taking a dance studio
from a production in Georgetown
to the international stage.
The production knows inti-
mately of what it takes to take
on the international stage, with
Naya Zamana having been staged
twice in North America, and cast
members performing at last
year's Caribbean Festival of
The styles of dance will be
a fusion of classical, folk, mod-
ern and creative.
Naya Zamana 12 stages on
August 18 and tickets are still

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FROM projecting the
Nehruvian idea of nation
building and giving the rebel
a cause to candyfloss ro-
mances and evolution of par-
allel cinemas, Bollywood has
churned out thousands of
films over the past six decades
and has interestingly never
followed a trend.
"-The industry has been very
dynamic. Over the past 60 years,
many good films have been pro-
duced but if L e talk about great
films, landmark films, we don't
hase many. Nevertheless. we are
improving and showing signs of
maturity," said veteran film
scholar Derek Bose.
Though regional cinema has
also landed many inspiring films,
Bollywood has over the years
become the face of Indian mo v-
ies with its appeal crossing In-
dian borders.
Following is the list of 60
-indi films, which we feel have
shaped the film industry of to-
1. "Andaz" (1949) Director
Mehboob Khan. Cast Dilip
Kumar. Raj Kapoor, Nargis. One
of the earliest films to probe the
complex man-woman relation-
ship. The film is a dramatic pot-
boiler of India's post-indepen-
dence era.
2. "Mahal" (1949). Director
Kamal Amrohi. Cast Ashok
Kumar, Madhubala. The earliest
well crafted supernatural thriller
produced by our film industry.
3. "Awara" (1951). Director
Raj Kapoor. Cast Prithviraj
Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Nargis.
One of the earliest blockbusters,
the film is an example of how
Bollywood was experimenting
with ideas to script success. It
narrates the story of a woman
accused of infidelity by her hus-
band and thrown out of her
4. "Do Bigha Zameen"
(1953). Director Bimal Roy.
Cast Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy.
Bimal Ro\ sensitively portrays
this social drama bN narrating the
plight of oppressed and ex-
plonied peasants. Balraj's perfor-
mance backed by the script and
music makes this film a classic.
-5. "Devdas" (1955). Direc-
tor Bimal Roy. Cast Dilip
Kumar, Suchitra Sen,
Vyjanthimala. Saratchandra
Chatterjee's classic tragedy was
excellently adapted in this film,
which narrates the story of a
self-absorbed youth in search of
6. "Mother India" (1957).
Director Mehboob Khan. Cast
Sunil Dutt, Nargis. A gripping
depiction of the condiuon of ru-
ral women in India, the film de-
picts how a woman has to fight
oppression day after day.
7. "Pyaasa" (1957). Director
Guru Dun. Cast Guru Dutt,
Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman.
Guru Dutt was one director who
was opposed to the Nehruvian
idea of nation building. In this

cal romance has stood the test of
time with its re-release in colour
a few years ago pulling in the
crowds just as before.-
10. "Sahib, Bibi Aur
Ghulam" (1962). Director -
Abrar Alvi. Cast Meena
Kumari, Guru Dutt, Waheeda
Rehman. An adaptation of a
Bengali novel, this film narrates
the tragedy of a lonely woman,
who is only an object of decor
in a palatial mansion.
11. "Bandini" (1963). Direc-
tor Bimal Roy. Cast Ashok
Kumar, Nutan, Dharmendra.
The black and white masterpiece
narrates the story of an impris-
oned woman and takes the audi-
ences back to the Indian freedom
12. "Dosti" (1964). Director
- Satyen Bose. Cast Sushil
Kumar, Sudhir Kumar. One of
the biggest hits of the decade,
the film cast untried faces and
sensitively narrated the story of
two physically challenged
people helping each other sur-
vive-harsh city life.

13. "Guide" (1965). Direc-
tor Vijay Anand. Cast Dev
Anand, Waheeda Rehman.
Though the film has an adapted
storyline, it stands out for its
sensitive depiction and por-
trayal of characters. Its songs are
popular even today.
14. "Padosan" (1968). Di-
rector Jyoti Swaroop. Cast -
Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu,
mehmood, Kishore Kumar. One
of Hindi cinema's finest com-
edies, this courtship farce also
stands out with its music com-
posed by R.D. Burman.
15. "Aradhana" (1969), Di-
rector Shakti Samanta. Cast -
Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore.
A great romantic tragedy with
Rajesh Khanna, Bollywood's
biggest sensation before Amitabh
Bachchan stormed into the
screen and became the king of the
Indian celluloid.
16. "Mera Naam Joker"
(1970). Director Raj Kapoor.
Cast Raj Kapoor, Manoj
Kumar, Dharmendra, Rajendra
Kumar,* Simi Garewal, Rishi

Kapoor. One of the longest
films made by Bollywood,
the store) revolves around a
1 heartbroken circus clown.
17. "-Do Boond Pani"
S197 I) Director Khwaja
S Ahmad Abbas Cast Jalal
l Agha, Madhu Chanda, Simi
SGare\wal .\ powerful film
that st.rkl brings out the
socio-political and eco-
S nomic disparities in the
18. "Bobby" (1973). Direc-
tor Raj Kapoor. Cast Rishi
Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia.
Bollywood candyfloss at its
best, "Bobby" used the rich
boy-poor girl plot to become a
memorable hit.
19. "Ankur". (1974). Direc-
tor Shyam Benegal. Cast -
ShabanaAzmi, Anant Nag, Sadhu
Meher. Possibly the best use of
neo-realism in Indian cinema,
Benegal's film narrates the story
of a physically challenged
labourer and his wife trapped in
the cycle of caste oppression.
20. "Sholay" (1975). Direc-
tor Ramesh Sippy. Cast -
Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan,
Hema Malini, Sanjeev Kumar,
Amjad Khan, Jaya Bhaduri. The
biggest blockbuster India has
ever produced, the revenge saga
had a riveting script and a bril-
liant cast who are still known by
their roles in the film.
21. "Deewar" (1975). Direc-
tor Yash Chopra. Cast -
Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi
Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Parveen






Babi. Amitabh Bachchan as the
angry young man at loggerheads
vith his brother made-this film
a roaring success and catapulted
Bachchan to stardom.
22. "'Jai Santoshi Maa"
1975). Director Vijay Sharma.
Cast Bharat Bhushan, Anita
Guha, Kanan Kaushal. The film
in praise of Goddess Santoshi
made the cash counters ring and
spaw ned a whole range of films
on gods and goddesses.
23. "Mrigiyaa" t1976). Di-
rector Mrinal Sen. Cast -
Ntithun Chaklaborty, Mamata
Shankar.'An an film with a bnl-
liant story of caste discrimma-
tion and its effects on the soci-
ety portrayed through the char-
acter of Ghinua memorably
played by Mithun
24.;"Bhumika" (1977). Di-
rector Shyam Benegal. Cast -
Smita Patil, Amol Palekar,
Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah.
Smita Patil's intense acting
backed by the entire cast of the
film pulls down the veil of hy-
pocnsy that men wear when
they deal with the other sex..
25. "'Amar Akbar An-
thony" (1977). Director -
MNianmohan Desai., Cast -
Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod
Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen
Babi, Shabana Azmi, Neetu
Singh The gripping tale of the
reunion of three long-lost broth-
ers presents the message of re-
ligious tolerance is still hugely
26. "Junoon" (1978). Direc-
tor Shyam Benegal. Cast -
Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi,
Nafisa Ali, Naseeruddin Shah.
The film stands out as one of
Bollywood's best period films
and narrates a Pathan's obses-
sive love for a young British girl
in the backdrop of the 1857 mu-
27. "Muqaddar Ka
Sikandar" (1978). Director -
Prakash Mehra. Amitabh
Bachchan, Rakhee, Rekha. A
phenomenon blockbuster of the
late 70s that narrates the story
of a orphan boy who struggles
to make a living by slogging day
and night and then his tryst with
destiny. This film stands out for
Amitabh Bachchan's super per-
formance as he single-handedly
catapulted this film to score over
the masses.
28. "Golmaal" (1979). Di-
rector Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Cast Amol Palekar, Bindiya
Goswami, Utpal Dutt. This film
portrays the finer sensibilities
that a comedy should have and
still has audiences laughing.
29. "Aakrosh" (1980). Di-
rector Govind Nihalani. Cast -
Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah,
Smita Patil, Amrish Puri.
Nihalini's dark cinema almost
chokes the audiences with its
grim plot of social oppression.
Based on a true incident, the film

Continued on page XV


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Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Mr
and Mrs Suresh Jaigobin of Clonbrook, East Coast
Demerara on their tenth anniversary. Greetings are
from their relatives and friends, especially two adorable
daughters Krystal and Kimberly.

Congratulations and best wishes to Aubrey Caesar
Adams and Camelle Johnson who sealed their love
with marriage on Saturday July 21, 2007 at Salem
Congregational Church, Hadfield and Chapel Streets,
The couple entertained relatives and other guests at
a reception held at Spot 7 Disco, East La Penitence.
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New York based
Guyanese Leon
Barrington and Loraine
Herbert tied the
nuptial knot on June
30. 2007 at the
Brooklyn Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 960
Ocean Avenue,
Brooklyn,, New York.
A reception for close
relatives and friends
followed at Bamboo
Gardens in Canarsie,
also in Brooklyn. The
bride is a former Head
of Department of
Friendship Community
High School and
teacher of Grove
Primary School, while
the groom was a
former Sergeant
attached to
Providence Police
Congratulations and
best wishes from their
children Onicka,
Dwayne, Keon, Kerry
,Tendai and Dwight
and other relatives and

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Happy third wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Bernard and Indira Cunjie of
Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara. Best wishes
for long life and happiness together from your only
son Darren, your parents and other relatives and

Happy second wedding anniversary greetings are
extended to Mr and Mrs MCDowell. Greetings are
from your loving son Shaquill and family and friends.
May God bless you both.

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Congratulations are extended to Kiran and Rosana
who got married on July 29. Bets wishes from their
parents Mr and Mrs Coates and Mrs Deen.


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60 years of.-

(From Centre)

is a stand out example in Indian
cine history in terms of content
and acting.
30. "Umrao Jaan" (1981).
Director Muzaffar Ali: Cast -
Rekha, Farooq Shaikh,
Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar.
Set in the Mughal era, this story
about a courtesan is a timeless
piece of art.
31. "Arth" (1982). Director
- Mahesh Bhatt Cast Shabana
Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda,
Smita Patil. A powerful narra-
tion of a deserted wife, a stray-
ing husband and his obsessive,
emotionally disturbed lover.
32. "Sadma" (1983). Direc-
tor Balu Mahendra. Cast -
Kamal Haasan, Sridevi. The in-
tense story of a girl who loses
her memory in an accident.
33. "Masoom" (1983). Di-
rector Shekhan Kapur. Cast -
Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana
Azmi. Shekhar Kapur's directo-
rial narrates the story of a hap-
pily married couple whose
peaceful existence is destroyed
when the husband's illegitimate
son from his past affair lands-
into their present.
34. "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron"
(1983). Director Kundan Shah.
Cast Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi
Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj
Kapur, Satish Shah. A free flow-
ing comedy, occasionally slap-
stick, uses the genre to lash out
at the widespread corruption

present in the society.
35. "Saaransh" (1984). Di-
rector Mahesh Bhatt. Cast -
Anupam Kher, Rohini
Hattangadi. Possibly one of the
finest Hindi films ever,
"Saaransh" tells the story of an
old couple coming to terms with
the death of their only son who
is killed in a mugging incident inl
36. "Ram Ted Ganga Maili"
(1985). Director Raj Kapoor.
Cast Rajeev Kapoor,
Mandakini, Kulbhushan
Kharbanda. The film in mid 80s;
tries to experiment with the
subject matter by telling the
story of a woman who is sepa-
rated by her lover in a dramatic
turn of events and ends up -at a
37. "Ijaazat" (1987). Direc-
tor Gulzar. Cast Naseeruddin
Shah, Rekha, Anooradha Patel.
Arguably Gulzar's best film, it
portrays the complex man-
woman relationship. R.D.
Burman's songs backed by
powerful lyrics by Gulzar gives
the film a touch of a classic.
38. "Pushpak" (1987). Di-
rector Singeetham Srinivasa
Rao. Cast Kamal Haasan,
Amala. The film has the rare
distinction of being the only si-
lent film in the era of talkies and
showcases Kamal Haasan's
enormous talent
39. "Maine Pyar Kiya"
(1989). Director Sooraj
Barjatya. Cast Salman Khan,

Bhagyashree. A blockbuster of
the late 80s, this film marked
the emergence of romantic
musicals that flooded the I9 1
40. "Lamhe" (1991) Di- .. .
rector Yash Chopra. Cast
- Anil Kapoor, Sridc,;i.
Anupam Kher. The king olf .
romance, Yash Chopra.
produces one of the be't .
romances Bollywood ha*s !J
produced till date.
41. "Rudaali"
(1992). Director
Kalpana Laijmi. Cast -
Dimple Kapadia,
Raakhee Gulzar, Raj -- 1
Babbar. It is a story set
in Rajasthan about a
woman, who is a vol-
untary professional
mourner, a custom prex talent in h
the western Indian state ,, h a
42. "Hum Aapke Hai midndges to escape
Koun" (1994). Director Sooraj from the clutches of the militants
Barjatya. Cast Salman Khan, and his wife's emotional tur-
Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher. A moil.
super-hit family drama that has 45. "Dilwale Dulhania Le
become one of the most success- Jayenge" (1995). Director -
ful Hindi films of all times. Aditya Chopra. Cast Shah
43. "Drohkaal" (1994). Di- Rukh Khan, Kajol. One of the
rector Govind Nihatalit C-sT --biggestrevenue earners m Indiaii
Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, cinema, this was Bollywood
Amrish Puri. Nihalani's film is candyfloss at its best
a grim portrayal of terror-hit 46. "Bombay" (1995). Di-
Kashmir. rector Mani Ratnam. Cast -
44. "Roja" (1994). Director Manisha Koirala, Arvind
Mani Ratnam. Cast Arvind Swamy. The film drew flak for
Swamy, Madhoo. Mani. daring to portray the love story
Ratnam's take on Kashmir is an between a Hindu Brahmin and
account of the region through a Muslim girl with the 1993 ri-
the eyes of a kidnapped man ots as a backdrop.

I" II= w- J 47
R e -
in India
1998. Director Deepa
Mehta. Cast Shabana Azmi,
Nandita Das, Kulbhushan
Kharbanda. Deepa Mehta raised
many eyebrows for her bold
probe into a lesbian relationship
between two women, married to
two brothers.
48. "Maachis" (1996). Di-
rector Gulzar. Cast Tabu,
Chandrachur Singh, Om Puri,
Jimmy Shergil. A political film
that took people right into the
heart of the Punjab anti-Sikh ri-
ots after the assassination of
then prime minister Indira




The Inspector, Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals will have the
responsibilities for executing and preserving the policies and decisions of
the Board as mandated under the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Act
2000 (No. 13 of 2000) and its associated Regulations

Key Responsibilities
Maintain the functions, policies and decisions of the Board; promote
education and public Awareness on the attendant dangers of pesticides
and toxic chemicals and maintain the conditions of issuance of licences,
registration, authorisation and permit granted by the Board under the Act
and its Regulations.

Qualifications and Experience:
A Bachelor' Degree in Agriculture or other related discipline with at least
three years experience working in a pesticide related field; computer
literacy; excellent inter-personal, communication, reporting and
presentation skills.

A competitive salary package is offered for this position, commensurate
with qualifications and experience, and is negotiable.

Submission of applications:
Applications with detailed resumes, which must include the names of at
least two referees must be received not later than 24"' August, 2007 and
addressed to:
S Registrar, Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals
Sc/o Ministry of Agriculture
Regent & Vlissengen Roads
Georgetown, Guyana.

8/11/2007, 1229 AM




The Guyana Elections Commission invites sealed bids from eligible
and qualified bidders for the erection of a security fence at Guyana
Elections Commission Head Office, 41 High and. Cowan Streets
Persons/Agencies desirous of tendering are asked to purchase the
prescribed Tender Document from the Guyana Elections
Commission, Accounts Department, 72 High Street, Kingston,
Georgetown, at a non refundable cost of five thousand dollars

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement
and Tender Administration Board and deposited in the Tender Box at
the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, in a
sealed envelope, which does not identify the Tenderer. The envelope
should be clearly marked on the top left hand corner "Tender for
Construction of a Security Fence for GECOM".
Tenders close on 21"August, 2007 at 09:00 hours and Tenderers are
invited to the opening on Tenders, immediately after closure.
Tenders must only be submitted on the prescribed forms and most
include a valid GRA and NIS compliance certificates or they will be

....... .. ... .. .,, ........
Gocool Boodoo
Chief Election Officer/
Commissioner of Registration.

u48d I

q4 a p r dir

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49Border" (1997). Direc-
tor J.P. Dutta. Cast Sunny
Deol, Jackie Shroff, Akshaye
Khanna, Tabu. Though Indian
war films are way behind when-
compared to the movies Holly-
wood produces, Dutta's film ef-
fectively probed the emotional
depths of soldiers unsure
whether they will go back home.
--50. "Hazaar Chaurasi Ki
Maa" (1998). Director Govind
Nihalani. Cast Jaya Bachchan,
Anupam Kher, Nandita Das,
Seema Biswas. Jaya Bachchan
made a spellbinding comeback to
cinema portraying the role of a
mother whose son is killed dur-
ing the Naxal movement of Ben-
gal in the 70s.
51. "Godmother" (1999).
Director Vinay Shukla. Cast -
Shabana Azmi, Sharman Joshi,
Milind Gunaji, Govind
Namdeo, Raima Sen. The true-
life story of a Gujarati woman
politician narrated through a
tense and grim plot was a
breath of fresh air among the
stereotyped films made during
the latter half of the 90s.
52. "1947 Earth" (1999).
Director Deepa Mehta. Cast -
Aamir Khan, Nandita Das.
Rahul Khanna, Kitu Gidwani,
Arif Zakaria. The film about
India's partition of 1947 seen
-through the-yes of-alittle cbhid
is one of Mehta's finest mov-
53. "Laagan" (2000). Direc-
tor Ashutosh Gowarikar. Cast
Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh. An
Indian entry to the Oscars, the
period film narrates the inspir-'
ing tale of a group of peasants
who take on the ruling British

Continued on page XVI


this luesdai.
C on ilnuitin_; in C.,teI.llIani
Hou e's Cla-ic Tuesdj\_ "
proglininie. B -.qiIal I .I'-l6i. I.
loose', based Lon the lic .t[orn
of one of the .iars of the Ne%%
York art world of the 1980's.
Je n-Michel Basquiat was
born -iH Brooklyn in 1960 to a
Puerto Rican mother and a Hai-
tian father who had been at one
time a Minister of the Interior
In his late teens he gained
early celebrity after spray-
painting graffiti with cryptic
messages on lower Manhattan

luniT bui mdin.'
He jnneld ,ider rLec'gni-
iI-r i, N, ,rk aid intern.i-
ii.n'a!, d lt .t in jrii cle n 1hi
,:,'l. %..I,. puhlh It-h d in 11.) iin
Ih [)_in(Ii n ii.i mrgl,- inc
\rt.iim an .ind tubL.equenil',
becdice p.utlii the .i, ntl-gtrde
clique rf trii, including Da id
Salle Fiancico: Clerenie and
Julian Schrabel. v.ho directs
this film.
During this period, in 1982,
he dated the then unknown
singer Madonna and also met
Andy Warhol, forming a close,
though difficult relationship
with him until the latter's death
in 1987.
Basquiat himself, by the
mid-1980's, had become in-
creasingly dependent on drugs,

fir'i heroin then ti ni\itile cf
heroin .ind coc-aine. e'en .-, Iii
iame in the in iernji ri.tn l ,ri
worldd gre Hei died ,:t an :ier-
do e in hi, tIudJ in I'i..'.: ii the
.iCe Ot 2-
The llnim .iar. .-\rt..n-
Aniencan aicto'r elftre; \a nghi.
lasLi een in George Cl:ri'rnc\ <
Siriana and the recent Jlanme
Bond film Cj.iino R',.ailec aj
Basquiat. British pop legend
David Bowie plays Andy
Warhol in a cast that also in-
cludes Gary Oldman, Claire
Forlani, Benicio del Toro,
Courtney Love and Dennis
The film's running time is 1
hour 48 minutes.
The film starts at 18:00 h
and admission is free.

60 years of

From page XV

in a game of cricket.
54. "Dil Chahta Hai"
(2001). Director Farhan
Akhtar. Cast Aamir Khan,
Akshaye Khanna, SaifAli Khan,
Preity Zinta. Farhan Akhtar
manages to script success with-
out following stereotyped and
time tested hit formulas through
his portrayal of male bonding.
55. "Company" (2002). Di-
rector Ram Gopal Varma. Cast
- Ajay devgan, Manisha koirala,
vivek Oberoi, Antara Mali. A
hugely successful commercial
film, which stands out for pro-
viding an extraordinary insight
into the world of organised

56. "Koi...Mil
(2003). Director 1
Roshan. Cast Hrithik R
Preity Zinta. Bollywood
a commercially suc
children's film and also
to the tastes of all sect
the audience through th
on Steven Spielberg's "E
57. "Black" (2005).
tor Sanjay Leela Bh
Cast Amitabh Bachcha
Mukherji, Nandana Sen.
of classic cinema that refl
traordinary sensitivity
trying the story of a blind
deaf girl and her relate
with her teacher who fills
into her black and whit
58. "Krrish" (2006).

tor Rakesh Roshan. Cast -
Hrithik Roshan, Rekha,
00 0 Priyanka Chopra. This film saw
the emergence of India's first sil-
ver screen superhero and took
Gaya" the box office by storm.
Rakesh 59. "Rang De Basanti"
Roshan, (2006). Director Rakeysh
landed Mehra. Cast Aamir Khan,
cessful Sharman joshi, Kunal Kapoor,
catered Soha Ali Khan, Alice Patten.
tions of The film swept several awards
his take for its magnificent portrayal of
E.T.". a bunch of self-absorbed youth
. Direc- who rise up to fight against cor-
hansali. ruption.
in, Rani 60. "Lage Raho
A slice Munnabhai" (2006). Director
lectsex- Rajkumar Hirani. Cast -
in por- Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi,
nd-and- Vidya Balan. This hugely suc-
ionship cessful box office film makes
colour it to this list for bringing out
e exist- the true meaning of the
Gandhian principles for the
* Direc- common masses.

Page 9 &16.p65



The Ministry of Health invites applications for the vacant positions of Confidential


Pass in English Language at the GCE 'O' Level or CXC at the acceptable levels or
Pitman's Advanced English or an equivalent qualification in English Language
from a recognized body, together with the ability to type at the rate of forty-five
(45) words per minute.


The Diploma in Secretarial Science from the Government Technical Institute or
the New Amsterdam Technical Institute."


(a) Be able to take shorthand at the rate of sixty to eighty (60-80) words per

(b) Two (2) years experience as a Stenographer

(c) At least three (3) years experience in performing the duties of a
Confidential Secretary in an acting capacity in the Public Service.

(d) A sound knowledge in Computer Science in Microsoft Word or Word
Perfect from an acceptable institution. Spreadsheet Management will be
an asset.

The salary for this post is $36,218.00 per month.

Interested persons are required to submit their applications not later than
17th August, 2007 to the:-

Public Service Commission,
Fort Street,



The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in
Georgetown is seeking an individual for the position of Strategic Information
Overseeing all monitoring and reporting responsibilities of the USAID HIV/AIDS
Strategic Objective.
Managing the portfolio monitoring and evaluation plan
Increasing the capacity ofpartners to report high quality data
Coordinating reporting to the Office of the GbaIAIDS Coordinator and USAID
Managing all strategic information activities implemented by USAID
Masters University Degree with preference in the social sciences and major work in
Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, HIV/AIDS, NGO Development, Strategic
Planning, and/or Communications.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible work on programme
management and monitoring and evaluation with at least three (3) years experience in a
US Government or international development organization
Excellent knowledge of the concepts and terminology of International Development and
Strategic Information
Proficiency in using on-line databases and ability to compile, assemble and distribute
documents using word-processing, spreadsheet, and computer graphic technology
Proficiency in data entry and analysis
Ability to develop and manage'monitoring and evaluation tools for operational and
programme management, data collection and compilation
Skifled in qualitative and quantitative research methods
A strong knowledge or -Guyanese community-based and public sector health
organizations, histoncal antecedents and current organizational trends
Must be conversant with Guyana's National Response to HIVIA IDS and hold interest in
all health sector initiatives
Persons wishing to apply may submit a cover letter and resume to:
Executive Office SI Officer Vacancy
100 Young and Duke Street
Kingston, C eorgetown
The deadline for application is August 20, 2007

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007 ,,

Vcad The Complete Food

AVOCADO is a complete
It contains iron and copper
for your blood. The sodium and
potassium in avocados keep
your body chemically balanced,
and low sugar content and ab-
sence of starch makes it an ideal
fruit for diabetics (choose small
slices throughout the day to
keep your sugar balanced).
Vita- mins in-
clude A, several
B-conim- ple\.


/. .

E a s
ell as phos-
phorus and magnesium. It
is a great source of antioxidants
like vitamins E and C.
Avocado is a great source of
fruit oil and digestible fats, and
they make excellent and healthy
dips for raw vegetables. When
blended with fruit, they make
particularly nutritious baby
There are three races of avo-
cado recognized namely:
West Indian This race has
no odour, smooth leathery tex-
tured skin with low fruit oil

content. The maturity season is
usually in May to September
and averages 5 8 months from
fruit set to maturity. Fruit
weighs an average of 0.5 2.3
Guatemalan There is no
odour, woody rough skin tex-
ture, with medium to high fruit
oil content. The maturity sea-
son is usually during September
to January and averages 10- 15
k months from fruit set
to, maturity. Fruit
\ seitghs 0.2 2.3 kg
I N Mexican -
S \ There is a anise
scented odour,
papery to
smooth skin
texture, with
medium to
high fruit oil
The matu-
rity season
is usually
during June
to October
and averages
6-8 months
from fruit set
t o maturity.


At the National Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI) the
following varieties are available
and recommended for commer-
cial cultivation:
Fairchild This variety
matures during Septembr/ Oc-
tober period. The fruit has a
green colour, oval in shape and
immediate in. size.

Khan This variety ma-
tures during May / September
period. The fruit has a green
colour, spheroid in shape and
intermediate in size. The fruit
thickness is averaged at 14.3
Simmons Florida This
variety matures during June /
July period. The fruit has a
green color, spheroid in shape
and small to intermediate in
size. The fruit thickness is av-
eraged at 14.3 mm
Simmons Tri This vari-
ety matures during June/ July
period. The fruit has a green
colour, oval in shape and inter-
mediate in size. The fruit thick-
ness is averaged at 12.5 nummn
Murieta This variety ma-
tures during June / July period.
The fruit has a green colour and
intermediate in size. The fruit
thickness is averaged at 15.2
Donaldson This variety
matures during May/ June pe-
riod. The fruit has a red colour,
oval in shape and small in size.
The fruit thickness is averaged
at 13.4 mm
Avocado is not commonly
self-pollinated. It is important
to encourage crosspollination
by having A and B type trees
in the orchard or backyard. Avo-
cado varieties can be further
separated into two groups
based on their season of bear-
There are the early-bearing
varieties which fruit in March/
April, and the late bearing vari-
eties which fruit in late July/
August. A commercial grower
would be advised to plant early
and late bearing varieties to en-



The Regional Democratic Council, Region 9 hereby request the submission of
quotations from reputable suppliers for the items listed below:

(1) 1 Low Bed Trailer
(2) 1 Bitumen Kettle

Suppliers are required to have in their possession the following:

(a) A valid Certification of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue
Authority. It must be noted that where a quotation is submitted in the
name of a Company/Firm, the Certificate must reflect the name of
the Company/Firm and not the owners.
(b) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme.
(c) Full details of items including photo, size, capacity, etc.
(d) Expected time of delivery of items.

Each tender must be submitted separately, in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the tenderer and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand
corner the item tendered for.

Tender documents should be addressed to the Chairman, Regional Tender'
Board, Region 9 and deposited in the Tender Box at the R.D.C. Office not later
than Monday, August 20,2007 at 12:00 h.

The-Regional Tender Board reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.without
assigning any reason whatsoever and not to necessarily award to the lowest

RM1 tiPn7 19-9ARAM

sure an extended fruiting season
and thus capitalising on the
markets when the early types
are out of season.
The production of planting
material is simple. Avocado
trees are either produced di-
rectly from seeds or grafted.
'For commercial production,
it is advisable to use grafted
planting materials. Grafting: Re-
duces the period before the tree
produces its first fruits
Combines the best charac-
teristics of varieties and im-
proves resistance/tolerance to,
Fruits are collected from
healthy, vigorous, mature trees
and deseeded; the seeds are

washed, dried and sown indi-
vidually in black plastic bags,
broad side down and covered
with not more than 1 inch
(2.5cm) of soil.
At NARI Wedge grafting is
done. The scions for grafting
are collected from healthy, vig-
orous, mature trees having de-
sirable traits e.g. fruit size,
flavour and shape. Scions
should be collected before the
commencement of flowering or
after the harvesting period. It is
advisable to collect scions dur-
ing the cooler periods of the
day, either early in the morning
or late in the afternoon. If sci-
ons are not used immediately
after harvesting, they should be

wrapped in a newspaper to pre-
vent moisture loss.
The graft is wrapped securely
and covered with clear plastic un-
til the scion is united with root
stock. This is seen if graft remains
green and buds start to burst into
leaf after 2-3 weeks. During this
entire process the plants should be
protected from severe sunlight and
receive adequate water until trans

Continued on page XVIII

Invitation for Bids (IFB)


Republic of Guyana
HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control Project
Supply & Delivery of One (1) Mobile Voluntary Counselling & Testing Vehicle

ICB No: WBIGO/07/ICB/001

1. The Republic of Guyana has received a Grant from the International Development
Association toward the cost of the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control Project, and it
intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant to payments under the Contract for
the Supply & Delivery of One (1)1 Mobile Voluntary Counselling & Testing Vehicle ICB

2. The Ministry of Health through the Health Sector Development Unit invites sealed
bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the Supply & Delivery of One (1) Mobile
Voluntary Counseling & Testing Vehicle.

3. Bidding will be conducted through the International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
procedures specified in the World Bank's Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD
Loans and IDA Credits, and is open to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as
defined in the Guidelines.

4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from the Health Sector
Development Unit, the Executive Director, Attention Mr. Prakash Sookdeo,
Procurement Officer at email psookdeo@hiv.gov.gy and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the address given below from 9.00am 4.00pm local time.

5. Qualifications requirements include: Financial Capability legal and other
requirements.Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents.

6. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on
the submission of a written Application to the address below and upon payment of a
non-refundable fee of one hundred United States dollars (US$100) or twenty
thousand Guyana dollars (G$20,000). The method of payment will be by certified
cheque. The Bidding Documents will be sent by email.

7. Bids must be delivered to the address below at or before 9.00am local time on
September 11,2007. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of
the bidders' representatives who choose to attend in person at 9.00am local time on
September 11,2007. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Securityof five thousand
United States dollars or one hundred thousand Guyana dollars.

8. The addresses) referred to above is: For purchase of bidding document and
bid clarification purposes:
The Executive Director
Attn: Mr. Prakash Sookdeo
Procurement Officer
Address: Health Sector Development Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Tel: 592-225-3470, 226-2425
Fax: 592-225-3470
Email: psookdeo(@)hiv.gov.gy, prakash* sookdeo(@hiv.gov.gy

For bid submission:
The Chairman
National Board for Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Urquhart Street
Te: 592-223-7041

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

Environmental Management -
2" ,, % "

Who's Responsible?

Every action has an equal ognized by many profit-ori- their impact on the environ-
and opposite reaction. This is ented businesses and other ment. For this reason, anyone
known as Newton's third law such organizations through- wishing to conduct an activity
of motion and was docu- out the world and increas- that will have an impact on the
mented more than 300 years ingly they are upgrading their environment is required to ap-
ago! While this is a law of Environmental Management ply for a permit from the EPA.
physics, many see its rel- practices to maintain a good Through this process the EPA
evance to other kinds of ac- profit margin, is able to ensure that measures
tions. Whether this can be Environmental Management to manage environmental im-
justified or not, it certainly is is now practiced worldwide and pacts are integrated into the
true that actions have conse- involves the effective and active project from the planning stage.
quences. Our daily actions measures taken for the protec- Although the EPA is prin-
have consequences for the tion and conservation of the en- cipally responsible for ensuring
environment. If we practice vironment. Such measures must that appropriate environmental
behaviours that are good for be taken by anyone conducting management measures are taken
the environment it would be an activity that will have envi- by all developers, the public
in a healthy state, providing ronmental impacts. Everyone also has a responsibility to re-
us with clean air, water and has a responsibility to prevent port any unsound environmen-
food. In industry and busi- and reduce pollution and envi- tal practices. When something
ness, the same would apply. ronmental degradation, whether goes wrong in the environment
Good environmental it is government, an organization the affects may be far reaching.
behaviours if practiced would or an individual. The Environ- For example,, regardless of who
reduce environmental im- mental Protection Agency has pollutes a conservancy or a
pacts and increase profit the responsibility to ensure that river, all who use these watel
margins. This has been rec- persons and entities manage sources will be affected.


The Government of Guyana (GOG) has concluded a Loan Contract (1551/SFGY) with
the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) to support the implementation of the Fiscal
and Financial Management Program (FFMP). The overriding purpose of this program is
to promote efficient, transparent and accountable management of fiscal affairs. The
FFMP comprises three (3) Sub-components, namely:
(i) Tax policy and administration
(ii) Public sector- Financial Management
(iii)Fiscal and fiduciary oversight

Under Sub-components (iii), the Project Executive Unit (PEU) on behalf of the National
Assembly hereby invites applications from suitably Consultants;

For Short Term Consultancy for Preparation of an Operational Manual to Synchronize
the' Constitution of Guyana, Audit Act and Rules, Policies & Procedures Manual
governing the role and responsibilities of the PAC in its oversight role as set out in the
Rules, Polices and Procedures/Manual and The AuditAct.


At least a First Degree in the field of Law or equivalent with at least four years
experience as a consultant.
Knowledge of the Constitution of Guyana, Audit Act 2004, Rules, Policies and
Procedures Manual, Parliamentary Standing Order, and other relevant
documents would be an asset.
Previous experience in National Assembly of Guyana or other similar
Parliaments would be an asset.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Declaration of Nationality
Professional Reference
Listing of analycal work in the field of law especially as it relates to the
objective set out in the Term of Reference

A detailed Terms of Reference for this consultancy must be uplifted from the:
Confidential Secretary/Administrative Assistant,
Fiscal and Financial Management Program, Public Buildings,
Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown
Telephone No: 227-7026

Applications mustbe delivered in an envelope to the following address and clearly marked in
the upper left-hand corner:

Application for Short Term Consultancy for Preparation of an Operational Manual to
Synchronize the Constitution of Guyana, Audit Act and Rules, Policies & Procedures
Manual for the National Assembly

Att: The Chairman
National Procurement and Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

and placed in the Tender Box in the Ministry of Finance Building, by 9.00 h on August 21,

Late applications would be rejected.

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Avocado ...
From page XVII
planted in the field. Avocado plants are ready for transplanting in the
field approximately 6-9 months after grafting.

Site Selection
Wherever the avocado is planted there is need for good drain-
age since its shallow root system makes it sensitive to poor drain-
age and water logging.
Planting should be done during the wet season while there is
an adequate supply of moisture for quick establishment of roots.
When planting, the vigour and growth pattern of the trees should
be considered.
Those that have a spreading habit would require more space than
upnght tv pe._ Generally. plants are spaced 20-25 ft apart (6-7.5m)
i',. ing appro'umarel, lait)-i' U trc,.lcre 25-175 trees/ha).

Planting holes
In areas where there is no water logging, planting holes are
dug I fi (3icmni in length. idih and depth. If water-logging is
sui.pecied pl.,riimtg is Jdne on mnouidxs.
The i ,pi .il [enm,-. ed ,1 hilst dirgin- tihe hole could be mixed with
roiled manure ,tndi,.r ume ph,-,phate fermhser Fill half the hole with
top .,-|I Carefully remove the plastic bag to ensure the root ball
remain, initacti. ihen place plant tn the hole The remainder of the
top-oil is ued to fill dihe hule Ensure the soil i- compre,.-ed
The plant should ihen be altered d Al.er planning. it is rec-
onimended ito stake the plant it) present movement b\ %,tnd.

Fertilher needs are directly related to the t\pe and nutrient
tatu', of ihe ._,il Generallh ferulizcr- a:re applied withinn the first
5 \ecar after planung It is essential therefore that a soil analysiss
be conducted [o determine thee factors for the panicular I),ca-
uion. Huoeter. in the absence of a precise soil analbsi., the fol-
Io\ ing minught suffice:
Clay Soils Compound Feriliser 12 12 17 2 at the rate of
1/21b i225gi lu 21hbs IU.9kg depending on the age and size itl the
plant vi applied t\ice per 5ear. usually at the begimring of each
wet period.
Sandy Soil the abote i sto b e used at the higher ra.L a
%\ell as 9.27 9 +FTE at the rate of l/41b I I I, ',. l/2lb i225 g.i
per plant once per \ear.
Proper maintenance of tree is recommended to ensure
maximum producti'iti i's attained. Pruning should be done
ever season after harvest. during the rain% season.

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The Government of Guyana (GOG) has recently concluded Loan Contract 1551 SF-GY
(US$29.5 million) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part of the proceeds of
this Loan will be applied to the financing of the implementation of the three subcomponents
of the Fiscal and Financial Management Program (FFMP), namely, (1) tax policy and
administration; (2) public sector financial management; and (3) fiscal and fiduciary

The Ministry of Finance, through the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) invites tenders for
the Supply and Installation of the following items:

Procurement of Equipment:

Name of Item Quantity
Scanners 2
Fax Machines 10
USB Drives 40
UPS 1,500()VA 20
Projectors 2

Tender Documents for the above-mentioned procurement can be purchased from the
Accountant General Office, Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.
Payment can be made via cash or Manager's cheque payable to Fiscal and Financial
Management Program. Tender Documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee
of Three Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$3,000).

Bids must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner of the outer envelope FFMP "Bids
for the Supply and Installation of Equipment"
Sealed Tenders accompanied by valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificates should be
addressed to the Chairman, National Procurement and Tender Administration Board and
deposited in the Tender Box at the NPTAB located at the Ministry of Finance Building, 49
Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

The Fiscal and Financial Management Program does not bind itself to accept the lowest

Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the tenders at 09:00Firs
on Tuesday, August 14,2007

Procurement Officer

Management and Profits
It is not always practical
to prevent environmental im-
pacts, so we must find ways to
lessen them... These measures
are referred to as mitigation
measures. However, the effec-
tiveness of these measures can
vary by as much as 5% to 95%.
As a result, formal Environmen-
tal Management Systems have
emerged. Such Systems (EMS)
are based on internationally ac-
cepted standards and guide-
lines. Companies and busi-
nesses complying with such
standards may seek certifica-
tion. This gives access to more
markets and better prices. EMS
enable consumers to exercise a
choice for products produced in
an environment friendly way
and encourages a cleaner, safer,
healthier world for us all.
As an individual engaging
in a small business you can
implement a simple EMS.. If
you are the owner of a small
restaurant for example, you can
take measures to prevent excess

Continued on page XIX

SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007 X

Indian auto firms race to

develop greener vehicles

MUMBAI (Reuters) Indian
vehicle makers are joining
the global race to make less-
polluting greener vehicles,
teaming up with interna-
tional firms and pouring
money into research that
could result in commercially
viable technologies quickly.
Petrol and diesel are used
overwhelmingly in passenger
and commercial vehicles in In-
dia, with cleaner-burning com-
pressed natural gas (CNG) and
liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
gaining in popularity but cur-
tailed by their limited availabil-
India is encouraging use of
biofuels like ethanol, made from
renewable resources, for greater
energy security and emission
reduction, but it is dragging its
feet on legislation.

Still, firms from top vehicle
maker Tata Motors Ltd. to tiny
electric car maker Reva are test-
ing options from biodiesel to
hybrids, encouraged by growing
"Our growth is a combina-
tion of greater consumer inter-
est and stricter government
regulations overseas," said
Chetan Maini, deputy chairman
at Reva Electric Car Co., which
recently received $20 million in
venture capital funding and is
doubling output this year to
6,000 units, of which half will
be exported.
Tata Motors is working
with foreign firms on biodiesel
and electric traction technology,
and with France's Motteur De-
velopment International on us-
ing compressed air as fuel.
Top utility vehicle maker

Mahindra & Mahindra has a
concept three-wheeler that uses
compressed gaseous hydrogen,
and is studying the feasibility of
hydrogen internal combustion
engines and fuel cells with Shell.
Indian energy firms, like
their global peers Shell, BP and
ExxonMobil, are speeding the
move to biofuels. Indian Oil
Corp. is partnering some auto
makers, while Reliance Indus-
tries Ltd. is growing jatropha for
Jatropha, a tough shrub, can
be grown on semi-arid land and
is expected to play a major role
in biofuel production in coun-
tries like India where most ar-
able land is already being used
to grow food.
It has been a decade since
Toyota Motor Corp. launched
the Prius a hybrid car that

Environmental Management ...

From page XVUI -

tats and oils front entenng the
drains. This may need the u'e
of a simple device that sepa-
rates and traps the fats in the
waste waier before it enters the
drains. Fats and oils prevent air
from entering the water and
cause living things to die from
oxygen shortage. When these
animals and plants die the% pu-
trefymng and smell at ful.

Simple ways to practice
Here are some simple things

you can do to implement our
personal Environmental Man-
agement S. stem.
Recycle -send your w aste
paper to10 be recycled at the Car-
ibbean Containers Inc located
on the EBDi. Onl\ some r.pes
of paper are accepted
Conser e on water Check
to see if all pipes are properly
turned off. Report all leaks to
GWI. This helps sade a lot on
water resources and on after r
Al'mas use garbage binm.
esen when ou tare in the buses
- By properly disposing of our
garbage %se can reduce the cost

of cleaning the cit,. communique
and villages This money can be
used in coninuniit -based
projects such is maintaining the
National Park or the Zoological
Gardens or the pla grounds and
schools in ouir community.
C Compost kitchen scraps.
and garden vaste With the in-
creasing cost of food. it can be
very economical to have a
kitchen garden. The money \ou
spend on vegetables can te used
to bu\ something else instead
There are many other
things you can do to practice
Environmental Management
that are simple and eas.

twins battery power and a com-
bustion engine which is to-
day the best-selling hybrid car.
But hybrids still make up
only a fraction of global car --
sales, and DaimlerChrysler, / !
Toyota and Honda Motor have i.-, '' ,
said they do not expect their
fuel-cell vehicles to hit show
Continued on page XX



Application are inviL f'r111m suitabh qill ic, persons forth 1'iilko% ing positions:

Co-or(Iinotor, Substance.Abuse Pru.eontion.

_Re girements:

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il, Anr \ *,.ili IfScience I CrcL. irt ,li.,Ic.i.Trechtnolog or Pharnl.I,' .r
Environmental Health along with three (3) years post qii.iiliii.'.
experience in I. .lih I -rn. -t;,; '.ci.i!i on the J e l.p ''Tiu' of
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(i) ADegree in Social t o1 INu killing or Social 'S LIl.,: .h t'.io 2l)years
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liii \An ,A.:1 cialk ol'.ien<.c D1egree in Medical lichnolou.,or 'hamiac% or
Environmental Health along % ith three (3) years post qualification
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service delivery, P'cc- Education, Counseling :iniir I'rotr.unrn..


(iii) A ri,.mn i in Social \Vrlk along with fi'e (5) ycars post qualification
experience i 11 .,d i. Promotion, Youth l ricnta. Services orotherhealth
service delivery, Peer rhlaiii-,,ii. Counseling, and/or Programme
MNItil.L1JL F It

Applicants could call telephonee No. 223-7355 for further information as it relates to this

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Ensuring that the network of ATMs and POS terminals is maintained efficiently and that
communication acrossthe network is sustained.
Assistiri installing, maintainingof computersoftware and associated programs.
Configure and maintain firewalls, routers, networks and subnets, internet access, mail
servers/services, etc.
Troubleshoot/repairPC/Printer hardwarefailures, setup and service workstations.
Installation of network cabling, electronic and electrical repairs as related to the

I Knowledge of the functioning of different models of ATMs.
I Knowledge of Oracle
i Knowledge of UNIX
I Experience in setting up WANs, troubleshooting connectivity issues
i Experience in troubleshooting/repairing PCs

Applicants must have a Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, CompTIA A+ or
Network+ certifications.
MCSA certification would be an asset.

Applications must be forwarded to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 10280

xx SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007

Three generations of a

Muslim family who

chose to live on in India I

When Sir Cyril Radcliffe
joined the dots on a map cre-
ating a Muslim Pakistan and
a Hindu-majority India, 15
million refugees journeyed
across the border to make a
new life into the two newly-
created nations.
But millions of Muslims re-
fused to let the line eject them
from the only home they had ever
known India. We spoke to three
generations of one such family.

We lived in Delhi's Mori
Gate area. I had three children -
the oldest a five-year-old boy

and the youngest a three-
month-old girl. My husband
owned an ice-cream factory.
In August 1947, the situa-
tion was very bad. All my
neighbours had moved out to a
refugee camp. But I didn't go.
My husband used to say,
"It's better to die with dignity
then to live a life of insult and
abuse in the camp."
At night, the men would
patrol the roads and the women
would take shelter in a house
which had a big iron gate. I
would go up to my attic and
stay there with my children.
I had full faith in God. I said

when our time comes, we will
go. But if our time hasn't come,
then no bullet will be able to
harm us.
For three days that August,
the situation was so bad, so
many bullets were fired, people
were dying like popping
Many who tried to flee the
city were butchered on the way,
many lost their arms and legs.
The marauders killed so many
children here is your Pakistan,
they said.
But then, if God looks af-
ter you, no-one can hurt you.
So my family and I came to no

Even in our darkest days,
we never thought about moving
to Pakistan. My husband said,
"We will go home to Rampur
(in the northern Indian state of
Uttar Pradesh) because all our
family is there, that's our
On our last night in Delhi, I
took a bottle of kerosene with
me to the attic. I thought if
someone attacked my honour, I
would set myself and' my chil-
dren on fire. I-thought it would
be better to die than lose my
When a little peace returned

Invites proposals from interested firms to lease and operate the former AMC/Everton facilities (formerly
Bermine) or any portion thereof.

The Everton Facility is located on the eastern bank of the Berbice River. It is accessible by an all weather road
and is about 8 km (5 miles) from New Amsterdam. The land area of the Facility is 23 hectares (57 acres). The
Facility is relatively spacious, flat, well drained and is not affected by floods. Its internal and external functional
drainage networks have been quite effective over the years.

The facility allows for:

1) Wharf Facilities for ocean going and smaller vessels (berthing length of 800 feet);
2) Equipment for loading and off loading ships/barges:
a. Derrick- bucket capacity of 2.2 Metric Tonnes (MT) and a cycle swing of 35 seconds;
b. Grab Crane--bucket capacity of 12 MT and a cycle time of 55 seconds;
3) Warehousing facilities; covered, dried product storage capacity of up to 45,000 MT of material and
stockpile grounds;
4) Workshops with machining equipment;
5) Drying facilities with interconnecting conveyor system to and from dryers and storage buildings;
6) Calcination facilities (not currently functional but last used in 1998 to calcine bauxite material;
7) Generators to supply power of up to 1.2 MW and a well with related water treatment facilities of up to
300 gal/minute of treated water;
8) Two flat concrete office buildings.


Interested persons must register with NICIL and pay a Registration fee of G$5,000.00 (five thousand dollars).
Upon Registration the following will be provided:-

1) A Letter of Authority to visit the premises.
2) An Information Memorandum containing details of the facility
3) A Request for Proposals (RFP Document)
4) Copy of Advertisement

Proposals must be submitted to NICIL not later than September 21,2007 at 14:00 hours.

For additional information please contact:

The Executive Director
126 Barrack Street
Kingston, Georgetown
Tel. 592-225-6339

after a month of carnage, the
Nawab of Rampur arranged for
us to get back home. It took us
24 hours to do the journey from
Delhi to Rampur.
We left a guard at our home,
but a Sikh family threw him out
and occupied our place. When
the guard informed us, my hus-
band returned to Delhi.
There are good people in
every community. The occu-
pants of the house were good
people. They told my husband
- everything is yours and you
can take whatever is yours.
But we decided to stay
away. We never went back.
My husband moved back to
Delhi and revived his ice-cream
A couple of years later
when things had settled down,
he wanted us to return to Delhi
too, but I turned it down. I said
to him "Delhi has been plun-
dered so many times, what's the
guarantee it will not happen
again?" So we stayed on in
If I had tried to run away,
God alone knows what could
have happened to us. So many
people were killed in the trains
when they tried to escape. Ev-
eryone had become crazy.
I understand why it hap-
pened people on both sides
had lost their loved ones, and
they had been scarred forever.
If someone hurts my chil-
dren, won't I go crazy too?

I was five at the time of par-
I remember our house was
close to the railway station and
we could hear people crying and
sometimes shouting for help.
The police officer in the area
was very friendly to my uncle.
One morning he came to our
house and said, "Look we are
trying our best to protect you,

but we have heard there may be
an attack on this lane. We think
you should shift to a safe
My uncle discussed it with
my parents. My mother refused
to move out. "Whether we live
or die, it will be here, in our
home," she said.
She said Wve would not
move to the refugee camp be-
cause there were rumours that
women were being raped and
molested there.
Eventually, we moved to

Continued on page XXIII

Indian auto firms ...
From page XIX
rooms until the middle of the next decade.
Si, me anal NI's doubt Indian linens will get there any quicker.
"Thc~e companies have been it it for a long time. Indian
firms are jut growing now and ;uijpljx don't have that type
ofmone .' aid AAp Shethi'a, an anal ,t at Enam Securities.
In India. progress is also hamnitrung by delays in the
rollout of sincter enussion norm, and a lack of government
policy and incentives, but analysts expect auto makers will
not be deterred.
"These firms have global ambitions, and are able to invest
big and are willing to partner firms for technology," said V.G.
Ramakrishnan, director of Frost & Sullivan's automotive prac-
Tata Motors is talking to makers of hybrid engines and
fuel cells, such as Canadian battery maker Ballard Power Sys-
tems, and car makers in Japan and Europe, including partner
Fiat, which makes engines that use gas and ethanol.
Honda is reported to be mulling the Civic hybrid for In-
"The foreign firms realize the markets of the future
are not in the United States, they're in places like In-
dia," said Mohit Arora. managing director for India at J.D.
Power Asia-Pacific, on why foreign firms would be keen
on the small but growing market

Page 5 & 20.p65


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007 u_,.

NIAMEY (Reuters Life!) -
Hadiza Moussa never breast-
fed her daughter and has not
forgiven herself for the death
of her new-born baby from
pneumonia two years ago.
Like many mothers in Niger,
an impoverished nation on the
southern edge of the Sahara
with the world's highest birth
rate, she thought at the time it
was for the best.
"I thought it would be bet-
ter to get her used to artificial
milk given that I would have to
start work again after three
months," Moussa said on Tues-
day at the end of World
Breastfeeding Week, a global
campaign to educate mothers.
"Even today the image of
this child still haunts me. In
truth, she died because the ill-
ness attacked an organism that
was already very weak. De-
spite intensive care, she didn't
make it, and I still blame my-
self," said Moussa, a civil ser-
Breastfeeding babies in the
first hour of life allows the
mother's bacteria to colonize the
infant's gut and skin, providing
antibodies and other protective
proteins which serve as its first
immunization and protect
against infections.
Experts recommend women
stick exclusively to breast-feed-
ing for six months after birth and
continue to breast-feed along-
side solid foods for two years
or more.
"If babies breastfed within
the first hour, 1 million lives
might be saved," the campaign,
backed by the World Health Or-
ganization (WHO) and U.N.
Children's Fund UNICEF, said,
on its Web site.
A recent study in 37 coun-
tries showed 41 percent of
mothers fed their infants exclu-
sively on breast milk in the first
six months of their lives, accord-
ing to UNICEF. In the United
States, that has risen to its high-
est level on record, officials said
last week.
But UNICEF said some
i studies showed the lives of an
S additional 1.3 million children

globally would be saved if the
rate were increased to 90 per-
cent, and found that neonatal
mortality fell by a fifth when
babies were breast-fed within an
hour of birth.
Breast-feeding increases in-
fants' chances of fighting off
common conditions such as ear
and respiratory tract infections
or diarrhea, illnesses easily
treated in much of the Western
world but which can prove fa-
tal in a country like Niger.
Outside the capital Niamey,
many live in mud hut villages in
some of the most inhospitable
terrain on earth, plagued by
drought-like conditions for
much of the year and flash-
flooding during the rainy season
which brings diseases like chol-
Only 16 percent of births
are attended by skilled health

w T
workers and with just three
physicians for every 100,000
people compared to 256 in
the United States and 106 in
China average life expect-
ancy is just 45 years.
Eight in 10 adults are illit-
erate. With only half of children
attending school, traditional be-
liefs passed on from village el-
ders as well as aggressive mar-
keting campaigns by Western
milk formula producers often go
In some regions, members
of the largest Hausa ethnic
group refuse to breast-feed the
first-born child because they
believe the mother's milk would
poison the infant. In other ar-
eas, babies are given herbal tea
and cows' milk despite the in-
creased risk of potentially fatal
Even in some parts of the

Continued on page XIII


t 06, IN




8/11/2007, 12:24AM

ARIES -- Just because you don't share all of someone's values doesn't mean that
you and this new person in your life are completely incompatible. So if you've been
thinking about getting closer to them, don't let their surprising positions on contro-
versial matters stop you. Once you dig deeper into what they're saying -- and really
listen to why they feel the way they feel, you'll begin to see that being a.complicated
person means that sometimes you say things people don't agree with.

TAURUS -- You're feeling good -- and eager to push yourself a little bit harder --
but be careful. Your ambition could start outpacing your capabilities, and if you push
yourself too hard, you may get a nasty surprise. Hold back on big gestures or risky
moves today, especially when it comes to your finances. Watch your spending, and
challenge yourself to tighten your budget. Time spent reducing your material desires
will prove to be very profitable in the end.

GEMINI -- Today you won't be content to just live life on the surface -- you will
need to understand the world around you in a deeper way than ever before. Search
for the reasons that people do things the way that they do them, and you will com-
prehend more about your own life. Possible motivations are money, idle chatter, ro-
mantic wishes, and boredom -- which motivates you the most? Make sure you're
doing what you're doing right now for the right reasons.

CANCER -- When was the last time you hosted a dinner party? The stars say
that it might be time for you to assume the host role that you perform so very well.
You don't need an excuse to socialize with your favorite people and you certainly
don't need a culinary degree! To keep the party simple -- and therefore increase your
chances of actually doing it -- skip the fancy stuff and go for a more casual approach.
The bottom line is that you need to hang out with some good people and good food!

LEO -- Somewhere along the line, you may have confused being stubborn with
being right. Today the stars are urging you to reconsider your firmly held stance on
something, because you are not on the right side of the issue. When you stick to your
guns even though all evidence says that you should think things through again, you
make people think that you're simple-minded, and that is definitely not the case. You
have the courage to reexamine your beliefs, so use it

VIRGO -- No matter what the weather might be like outside today, you may find
yourself feeling shrouded by clouds. Your moodiness or blue feelings aren't anything
to be worried about, though. This is a normal phase of darkness that will pass as
soon as you express your ideas to someone who shares your goals. This is a good
day to have a long lunch with a good friend, catch up with a particularly insightful
relative, or have a heart-to-heart chat with your sweetie.

LIBRA -- Don't think twite when you're offered an invitation to join a group of
people you don't normally socialize with. There are no hidden agendas to worry about;
the truth is simple: someone thinks you would be a good addition to the group, and
you should be flattered! Whether you accept their hospitality or not, this is a situa-
tion you should savor. This kind of gesture of inclusion is something you should
appreciate. (And keep that in mind the next time you're putting a guest list together.)

SCORPIO -- Your ability to talk to just about anyone will be challenged today,
but you will rise to the occasion brilliantly! When you're stuck with having to deal
with an abrasive person, keep your chin up and just keep smiling. Your sense of
humor will help you see this person as an entertaining character, and it will enable
you to bring out the best of your charming personality. Before too long, you should
have softened them up enough to learn a few nice things about them.

SAGITTARIUS -- You might be asked to move a few things around today in
order to oblige people who have more influence in the world than you do. Oblige
them with a smile and a nod, and you will be handsomely rewarded-ftr your gra-
ciousness and flexibility. Do it with a sigh and a scowl, and your bad attitude will be
remembered for longer than you might expect. The bottom line is that when you go
the extra mile for people today, they will notice -- and show their gratitude

CAPRICORN -- You've recently made some amazing headway toward repairing
a major problem in your life, but you're not quite out of the woods yet. Be careful
not to light the candles on your celebratory cake too soon -- if you do, you will
definitely get burned. Finish up the rest of whatever you've been working on, because
it's an integral part of the bigger picture. You've let a few things slide during this
period of singular focus, and now you've got to attend to them.

AQUARIUS -- There will be a lot of fun activities going on around you today, so
if you're feeling bored at any point in the day, that's your own fault! You can't wait
. for an engraved invitation to arrive before you join in the fun -- you have to get in-
volved on your own! This sudden shyness isn't like you, and it won't help you make
the connections you've been trying to make, either! At the very least, you need to
hang out where the action is and wait for your opening. It will come!

PISCES -- Common language will sound like poetry for you ,,day, because the
universe is sending you an extra large dose of aesthetic energy. \\ hat others hear as
typical newscasts, televised chatter or just noisy small talk, ro ear as beautiful'
words and wonderful sounds. Verbal comnuinicationi i cIat piv t at' !or you today, s(
it's an exceptional day for Cl eIvesdropp (o ot inio 'he ( f' lind ia cozy' se
somewhere and open up your ears. to' I 'l \i'; ".;


Public Discussion on HF Radio usage

The National Frequency Management Unit invites members of the public,
especially users/operators of high frequency (HF) radios, to a public discussion
geared to sensitise users about the Regulations governing and general
principles of HF radio usage and to address the interference problems being
experienced within the HF band.

Location: Tower Hotel "Rupununi Room" Main Street, Georgetown.
Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Time: 17:00 h


19"1 Wfilifital vI 122007

The Passage resulted in success? Whatever are your responses,
write a letter to a friend who was once your study part-
The Indians of these wilds have never been subject to ner, communicating such matters to him/her.
the least restraint; and I knew enough of them to be 2. Read the passage again, and this time, deter-
aware, that if I tried to force them against their will, mine (by underlining) the adjectives that can sum up the
they would take off, and leave me and my presents un- situation. Look for the terms that tell about the author's
heeded, and never return. attitude to the people he was writing about. Write a
Daddy Quashi was for applying to our guns, as description which gives a clear picture of the writer's
usual, considering them our best and safest friends. I attitude towards his mission.
immediately offered to knock him down for his cow- 3. Choose a point in time. Then write a conver-
ardice, and he shrank back, begging that I would be cau- station between the men: four South American Indians,
tious, and not get myself worried; and apologising for two Negroes from Africa, a Creole from Trinidad, and
his want of resolution. My Indian was now in conver- myself, a white man from Yorkshire. Just tell anything
station with the others, and they asked me if I would you think is fittingly purposeful at this time.
allow them to shoot a dozen arrows into him, and thus
disable him. This would have ruined all. I had come
above three hundred miles on purpose to get a cayman The Writing Process
uninjured, and not to carry back a mutilated specimen.
I rejected their proposition with firmness, and darted a Spatial Order (from last week):
disdainful eye upon the Indians. Read what the young author wrote in his descrip-
Daddy Quashi was again beginning to remonstrate, tive paragraph about a department store on one busy
and I chased him on the sandbank for a quarter of a day, and then observe how he put his details together
mile. He told me afterwards, he thought he should have according to their closeness to each other.
dropped down dead with fright, for he was firmly per-
suaded, if I had caught him, I should have bundled him In the store's display window, two mannequins
into the cayman's jaws. Here then we stood, in silence, pose stiffly, showing off the season's newest styles.
like a calm before a thunderstorm. They wanted to kill Inside, next to the window, an extravagant tropical
him, and I wanted to take him alive. tree reaches to the ceiling, its limbs spreading over
I now walked up and down the sand, revolving a racks of pastel plaid shorts and matching shirts.
dozen projects in my head. The canoe was at a con- Behind the service counter, a salesman rings up a
siderable distance, and I ordered the people to bring purchase for a distressed mother looking around for
it around to the place where we were. The mast her child The little girl is peering into a glass case
was eight feet long, and not much thicker than my filled with glittering Jewellery. A few steps beyond,
wrist. I took it out of the canoe and wrapped the a thin, glamorous model tries to shower passing cus-
sail round the end of it. Now it appeared clear to tomers with Channel No. 5. A frantic father drags
me, that if I went down upon one knee, and held the his two small boys onto an escalator, while they fuss
mast in the same position as the soldier holds his and cry. The store's rare entrance is jammed with
bayonet when rushing to the charge, I could force it exhausted shoppers leaving and enthusiastic shop-
down the cayman's throat should he come open- pers entering.
mouthed at me. When this was told to the Indians (Mark Center Davis High School Mont., Alabama)
they brightened up, and said they would help me to Note how Center begins his writing with the dis-
pull him out of the river. play window in the front of the store and ends with the
"Brave squad!" said I to myself, "now that you have rear entrance. -
got me betwixt yourselves and danger." I then mus2 Reminder: There are several kinds of order that
tered all hands for the last time before the battle. We you can use in your writing: spatial order, chronological
were, four South American Indians, two Negroes from order, order of importance, cause and effect, compare
Africa, a Creole from Trinidad, and myself, a white man and contrast. Note that it is natural to affect spatial
from Yorkshire. In fact, a little tower of Babel group, order either from a left to right, front to back, near to
in dress, no dress, address and language. far, clockwise, or counterclockwise presentation of de-

About the excerpt
1. Read the extract twice over and get to the bot-
tom of its contefit: Now that- you have gotten the drift
of it, what do you think about the purpose of the writer?
. What do.you personally think about the party and the.
variety that went with it? Do you think the adventure

The survival of the fittest

implies multiplication of

the fittest.
HEWERT SPNCER = 12I0-19roa) Prinoss uof
biloegy4,(1I-g p i, ch. 12 lnireof quildbration, 154

Link the.Details
I nadditionto setting down details in a chosen Iogi-,
cal order, an author has to connect his ideas smoothly.
to each other. All ideas have to be connected to the-
main idea. Do you remember that ideas must be linked
in some way? Well, the student above, author Mark
Center, used some transition words and phrases in his
L ook back to observe and then underline them in
.,e paragraph above., They are signposts to point out
to his reader the right direction.
There is a paragraph below which is written by an
accomplished writer, Robert D. Ballard. Notice how
the transitions help the reader to follow the ideas in his
paragraph. A German battleship is discovered at the
bottom of the- North Atlantic Ocean in 1941, and he
writes about it.
I We had been fooled by the debris from the clipper

ship, but this time it would prove to be Bismarck. Fol-
lowing the trail northwestward, we soon encountered
one of the battleship's four massive gun turrets. These
had been held in place by the force of gravity, and they
had fallen free when Bismarck capsized on her way to
the bottom. Then at last on June 8th, [1988] we came
upon Bismarch herself, a great phantom shape resting
in her grave three miles beneath the surface.
Robert D. Ballard, "The Bismarck Found"
Note how the transition words and phrases "soon,"
"then," "at last" make clear the order of the events
and add coherence. The words "this and "these" add
coherence by referring to something mentioned earlier.
Transition words and phrases can only be as effec-
tive as your choice of words, which will depend on your
topic and purpose. How do you rate yourself in the use
of transition words and phrases at this time? Whatever
is your answer, try to be more choosy and particular
from now onward.
There are some transition words and phrases that
you can look at right now. They are found below.
Time: first, until, finally, that evening, then; Loca-
tion: next to, around that time,; in the distance; Impor-
tance: mainly, most important, firstly; Cause and Ef-
fect: because, consequently, for that reason; Compare:
similarly, just as, in the same way; Contrast: but, even
so, on the other hand, unlike
Grammar Link The Semi Colon
Use a semicolon to separate main clauses joined by
I a conjunctive adverb (such as however, therefore) or
by an expression (such as for example or in fact).
You can also use in such sentences the expression
or adverb set off by a comma:
The police finally located the three missing babies;
however, it took more than four months.
This type of sentence structure is often useful when
you write using transitions. Rewrite the following sen-
tences using correct punctuation.
1. Each supporting detail in a paragraph is like a jig-
saw puzzle that is it has little meaning by itself.
2. Spatial order works well for descriptive writing
however it seldom works well for narrative writing.
3. The relationship between sentences needs to be
made clear for that reason transition words are often
used to tie ideas together.
4. Transition words clarify the order of supporting
details therefore they add coherence to your writing.
5. Not every sentence needs a transition further-
more too many transitions may make your writing awk-
Other semicolons that separate main clauses that are
not joined by a coordinating conjunction are and, but,
r, nior,yet, orfor.
The acting and directing ability -of Oisoi Welles is
considered phenomenal, and his film Citizen Kane is still
studied and appreciated in many universities.
There acting and directing ability of Orson Welles is
considered phenomenal; his film Citizen Kane is still
studied and appreciated in many universities.
i Use a semicolon to separate main clauses joined by
a conjunctive adverb (such as however, therefore, nev-
ertheless, moreover, furthermore, and consequently) or
by an expression such as for instance or that is.
In her youth Mary Cassatt was strongly discouraged
from any artistic endeavours; nevertheless, she later
became one of America's foremost painters.
Many of her associates were world-famous .artists;
for instance, she was strongly influenced by the great
French painters Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet.

SUNDAY CHRONKIUElAugust 12, 2007

Breast-fed ...

From page XXI
West, women are reluctant to breast-feed because they fear it
will spoil their figure.
In 2004 the rate of exclusive breast-feeding by U.S. moth-
ers through the first three months after birth was 31 percent,
well shy of the government's target of 60 percent, according
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
China-launched a campaign to persuade more women to
breast feed last week, worried that its babies' development
was lagging wealthier countries because parents did not know
when to start introducing solid foods or balance nutritional
Moussa shyly acknowledged that unlike many women in
Niger, she had been given information about how to feed her
new-born baby. But it was another cultural phenomenon -
the practice of men taking several wives that put her off.
"I did it because I wanted to keep my breasts firm
for my husband, who as a traveling businessman is ex-
posed to the temptation of polygamy," she said. "I admit
the tragedy I went through was not because I sinned out
of ignorance but because of a lack of prudence."

Three generations of a Muslim....

From page XX
our ancestral place Rampur.
I went to a new school
there, I made new friends. Chil-
dren adapt easily to new situa-
tions, so I did too.
My parents decided that
India was our home and there
has never- been any question
about it.
I've never dreamt about Pa-
kistan. I have no close relatives
there so there's no pull for me.
We are much better and
more safe here than we could be
in Pakistan or anywhere else in
the world.
Today I'm proud of India's
-new achievements, the new
generation which is doing so

The partition happened a
long time ago and questions
about II seem totally irrelevant
to me.
It's only when I talk to my
grandmother, and hear her
story, I feel the turmoil inside
me, I feel her pain and
empathise with her. I realise
how much pain and struggle she
and our country has gone

But then I think of the future
- everyone is talking about India's
progress, how fast it's growing
and I feel proud of our country.
My grandparents and my
parents had an option before
them to leave and go to Pakistan,
but they chose to live here.
And I think they chose
Looking at the present situ-
ation of Muslims elsewhere, I
see that their condition is far
worse in other countries..
If I have a problem here,
people of different communities
here will come to my aid. But
people of my own community
will not come and help me in any
other country.
Living in India, you share
your life with people of differ-
ent communities and that makes
you a lot more liberal we all
may belong to different religions,
but from the inside we're all
I have had a very secular up-
bringing and most of my friends
are non-Muslims.
The first time I became
aware of my Muslim identity
was in 1992, just after the Babri
Mosque had been demolished in
the northern Indian town of

I was in fifth standard then
and one of my friends said,
"You are a Mullah".
I didn't know what a
Mullah was, so I came home
and asked my mother.
She said, "Because you are
a practising Muslim, it's just an-
other name for you. You should
not feel offended."'
To be honest, I did feel a.
little offended then, but when I
grew up I realized that in some
areas people from the two com-
munities are polarised, and then
it's up to tao friends to resolve
their issues and work it out.
We resolved our issue and
I'm still very close friends with
this boy.
In my school and college
and now at work, I'mi the only
Muslim... -
Most people say they can't
believe I'm a Muslim.
I think it's partly the media
which is responsible for this im-
age of Muslims they are al-
ways portraying the hardliners.
During weekends, I go
out for dinner or movies and
hang out with my friends. I
watched Harry Potter and Die
Hard. I listen to Metallica,
Green Day and Bryin Adaalis
and my favourites. (BBC)


Cashews cause

worse allergic

response than


For the study, led by Dr.
SAndrew T. Clark of
Addenbrookes Hospital in Cam- lergy.
bridge, 47 children with cashew It's known that tree nuts,
allergy were matched up one-to- such as cashews and walnuts,
two with 94 children with pea- can trigger serious allergic reac-
nut allergy. Children with tions. However, this is the first
cashew reactions were eight study to show that children's
times more likely to suffer allergies to cashews may be
wheezing, and nearly 14 times more severe than peanut aller-
--mre-likely-to-have-potentialy- -giesaccurdig to Clark'steam.
severe cardiovascular symp- What's more, studies sug-
toms, like heartbeat disturbances gest that cashew allergies are be-
ora drop in blood pressure. coming more common, possibly
Overall, 10 of the children because consumption is on the
with cashew allergies had what rise.
the researchers defined as a se.-- Besides being eaten as
vere reaction extreme diffi- whole cashews, the nuts are
culty breathing and/or loss of also found in a range of desserts
consciousness. That compared and candies, in many Asian
with just one child with peanut dishes and in commercially pre-
allergy. pared pesto sauces, Clark and
The findings appear-in the his colleagues note.
current issue of the journal Al- Other potential sources in-

clude cereals, granola bars,
dressings and sauces, and even
shampoos and lotions.
In general, people with an
allergy to any tree nut are ad-
vised to avoid all tree nuts and
peanuts as a precaution. Some
people are prescribed injectable
epinephrine that they can ad-
minister themselves in an emer-
The current findings,
Clark and his colleagues
write, suggest that children
with cashew allergies are at' ,,
particular risk of severe reac-
tions requiring epinephrine. :-
They advise doctors to con- ^
sider this, when deciding
whether to prescribe the
emergency treatment.

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special if heated before serving.- Try them with black coffee or espresso."
ls tIn a sqpmte bowl, mix together flour, salt,
Iegs CU-ce 5-k Pepper and Champin MBaking
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1/13 cup vegetable oil mixtaiemnadpour inthe egg mixture ,- Mix until
6 cup allpoxmce flour -. dough .e lls together. Turn deughouit onto a
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2 mk mC N ck "Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Aoll each
blepoo piece into an 8 inch long cylinder. end each
3 tablespoons am1poi Bak headiVer cylinder into a ring shape and pinch ends
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medium-high heat. Preheat oven to 450 around its outside edge. Drop rings two at a
degrees F(230degreesC). time into boiling water and boil for I minute.
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in melted Remove rings fim water and place on lightly
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health)
- Peanuts may be more noto-
rious, but cashews seem to
trigger more severe allergic
reactions in children. In a
study of 141 children with al-
lergies to cashews or peanuts,
British. researchers found--
that cashew reactions were
generally more serious.







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Ailwara :model ori Madame i.

Tu satads In -New York

A wax model of actress
Aishbwarya Rai, the global
face of Indian film industry,
will open to public view at
IMadame Tussauds wax mu-
seum in Time Square here on
SAug 15, when India cel-
Sebrates 60th year of indepen-
"The unveiling ceremony
S will feature a 15-minuteperfor-
n mance by Bollywood. dance
S group from the city," Rosemary
Preta, director of marketing of
_)henmuseum, told LANS.
The museum has scheduled
I-' the ceremony on India 's Inde-
pendence Day, which was also
demanded by her fans here,
P/rela said. "Rai, a former Miss
SWrld, is internationally known
Rai's model will be placed
in phe'Opening Night Party sec-
lion of the museum.
The museum has borrowed
the model for six weeks from
, the parent Madame Tussauds mu
London. The life-like sari-clad
waxwork was unveiled there in
S 2004, timed with the release of
Rai's first international film,
,4Bride and Prejudice", directed
: y London-based Gurinder

Rai was present at the Lon-
don unveiling, but now married'
to Bollywood star, Abhishek
Bachchan, she is not able to
come to New York for this land-
mark event' in her life.
Rai has also had the most-

success from Indian actors mak-
ing forays in Hollywood. Her
big ticket Hollywood film is
"The Last Legion", in which she
gets third bdllng after Colin Fuirth
and Ben Kingsley. The epic
look period film is releasing in

the US on Aug 17.
The only other Indian film
personalities immortalised at
Madame Tussauds in London
are Rai's father-in-law
Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh
Khan, both from Bollywood,
and Tamil superstar
Rajnikanth. Other Indian attrac-
tions at the museum are Ma-
hatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi
and Rajiv Gandhi.
Now Rai has beaten them
all by becoming the first Indian
to feature at the New York mu-
The museum in Manhattan
attracts a million visitors a year
and has become a major tourist
attraction in the city since its
opening in 2000.
Madame Tussauds com-
memorates the world's most
popular personalities by creat-
ing strikingly similar wax stat-
Set up by Frenchwoman
Marie Tussauds in London in
1835, the world famous mu-
seum now has branches in
Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Hong
Kong and Shanghai, besides
New York, with Washington
D.C. to be added to the list in
October this year.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood
Reporter) There's no stat-
ute of limitations on sequels.
but "Rush Hour 3" 9mill be
pushing the envelope this
week as it launches in N 'rth
America six sears fier
"Rush Hour 2."
Even so. the New Lir' .min-
ema buddy action flick i....iing
Chrs Tucker and Jackie i .r n is
in line to pick up the baton . m
Universal Pictures' ihe
Bourne Ultimatum.' ,ich
dominated the previous :ek-
enil and should hold do. i thie
Ni 2 spot this frame ,'. : i
$.- nmillion-plus haul
I BN contrast, the weC! .L'd's
oil new wide arrival i-.en it
,10 MlE to hit any home r, as
P. amount Pictures un'. 11
f: .%s,, film "Stardu ,i iid
S Picrures rolls out tLh. ,ni-
il .qucl "Daddy Day C-:ip.'
-'till, it should make for an-
'o upbeat weekend for Hol-
1 lod compared with the
s frame a year ago, when
's comedy "Talladega
I is: The Ballad of Ricky
I y" led the field for a sec-
< weekend with sales of
S million.
: '.pie the wait between

-Rush Hour" films, the keN cre-
ati\e components of the fast-
tallang action franchise have re-
united: Breit Ramer is again at
the helm.'and screenwriter leff
Nathanson. ho penned the
secondd installment. alsio is on
board as Tucker and Chan this.
time around take their mis-
matched buddy routine to thp
streets of Paris.
The first "Rush Hour," ie-'
leased in 1998, opened to 3 J3
million. Three years later.
"Rush Hour 2" bowed to
,6"7 4 million, a record for an
Alugus opening until Ultima-
tum' grabbed $69 3 rmillon last
.% weekend.
One of the challenges that
the 1-40 million-budgeted
"Ruh Hour 3" f-ces is that
Tucker hasn't appeared
,.ici crn i n.ce 'Rush Hour 2 "
L,,pi.tatiun. ~.iti. thatL the mo\ ie
could open somewhere in the
$50 million-$60 million range,
but given how many films have
surprised the handicappers in
recent weeks, it could break $60
million if it can gather enough
support from younger males
and black audiences.
"Stardust" is looking at
more terrestrial returns. In a

change of pace, Brit-
ish director Matthew Vaughn.
who most recently shot the
gangster drama "Layer Cake."
has taken on the fantasy tale
based on the noel by Neil
Gaiman Ne'\ comer Chau lie Co.
plays a soun2 man v. ho goe. in
:..ach ul ,1ien 1 tar cnimbd-
ied by Claire Danes. Something
of a modern-day "The Princess
Bride," the film is courting fan-
tasy fans as well as younger
women and is expected to sur-
face somewhere in the teen-mil-
lion-dollar range.
"Daddy Day Camp"
might be a sequel to 2003's
"Daddy Day Care," but

n Ia) .
SCu a

Jr. and
Paul Rae
have taken
in the new m over the
roles tca hat

Sau "Th'E ddier
Murphy and
JeTV director, is mGarlin
pfeatured in the origi-
nal that fir o the sa-at-
homess $104.3 pratfll-prone dadst
oho open a day care center
(in the newmoieged o they $5 moe
ion t a sumillionmer camp. Fred
Sath e weekendf he. wonder
leur-.'" ni an e tablished
TV director, is making his
feature directorial debut. But
where the first film opened to
$27.6 million and went on to
gross $104.3 million domesti-
cally, this "Daddy," which
opened Wednesday, likely will
be rYt- gated to the $5 mil-
lion-Sl0 million range for
the weekend.

AS India celebrates 60 years
of Independence, the
country's biggest superstars
Shah Rukh Khan and
Salman Khan will step up the
tempo to rekindle patriotic
fervour with "Chak De India"
and "Marigold" respectively.
While Shah Rukh. known as
the King of Bollywood, will be
seen goading a team of women
hockey players for a world
championship in "Chak De In-
dia". Salman will essay the role
of an Indian man who steals the
heart of a foreign belle who ar-
rives in India with a "bad atti-
tude" and transforms her.
"Chak De India" that goes
with the tagline "Sometimes win-
ning is everything" is slated for
Fndja release in time for Indepen-
dence Da\ on Aug 15 Yash Raj
Films, Bollywood' most presu-
gious production house, trod a
road not taken in "Chak De lu-
dia" in a Near that has spelled
dooim for them financially.
SRK is seen in the avatar ol
Kabtr Khan. a fallen Indian team
captain who wants to reclaim
glor, as a coach of Indian
\Vonien's National Hocke\
team. The film is based on the
events surr.n0ding former In-
dian goalkeeper Mir Ranjan
Negi's life from his fall from
grace to his rise from the ashes.
Salman Khan's first interna-
tional project "Marigold" is
slated for release in the week fol-
lowing "Chak De India". Given
that Salman is riding high on
popularity chart following his
rib-tickling performance in box-

office hit "Partner" along with
Govinda. "Alangold" could cut
short the screen life of."Chak
De India" if the film does not
get going from the word go.
"Marigold" is a co-produc-
tion between Adlabs Films Ltd.,
and Becker Films International.
Directed by Willard Corroll the
film features Salman in his
fa'ourite screen name of'Prem
along with Hollywood's Ali
larger and upcoming actress
Nandana Sen. Larter recently
featured among the lop 10 sexi-

Shah Rukh Khan
in Chak De India

est women in the Hollywood
The stlor is about American
actress Marigold Leston iLarter)
who carries in India with no lug-
gage and a bad attitude. Stranded
in Goa when her low budget Hol-
lywood movie falls apart, Mari-
gold finds herself cast in a small
role in a Bollywood musical. Ea-
ger to prove herself, she turns to
Prem (Salman) for help. Prem,
who is the film's choreographer,
not only teaches her how to
dance but also helps her in get-
ting rid of her bad attitude.

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Loan No. 1107/SF-GY
Code No. B3.1G.i64


1. The Government of the Co-operative Reoublic of Guyana has received
financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the cost
of Basic Education Access and Managemedt Support (BEAMS) Programme.
It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
eligible payments under the contract for the Supply of Goods and Related

2. The Ministry of Education (herein after called the Purchaser) now invites
sealed bids,from suppliers of Inter-American Development Bank Regional and
Non-Regiohal Member Countries for the SUPPLY OF MAINTENANCE

3. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information and may purchase
a complete set of the Bidding Documents by written communication
addressed to the organization listed below or by applying in person between
09:00 12:00 hours and 13:00 15:30 hours, Mondays to FridayA except on
public holidays to: ;

Project Manager
BEAMS Project Implementation Unit :
109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park
Tel. Nos.: (592) 226-3332 or 225-4626 I
Fax No.: (592) 225-2773

4. Each bid must be accompanied by a valid NIS and IRD Compliance
Certificate for firms registered in Guyana.

5. A Bid Security covering 2% of the bid price must be submitted along with the

6.; i, a. Bids mu t be placed in an inner envelope bearing the name and address of
the bidder.,
b. The sealed inner envelope must then be placed in an outer envelope
addressed to:
The Chairman
National Procurement & Tender Administration Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Street,
Georgetown I

7. Bids must be clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the outer envelope

8. Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the Natioial Procurement &
Tender Administration Board at the abovementioned address on
or before 09:00 hours on Tuesday, September 18, 2007. i I t
will not be necessary to submit bids in persornsince t h e y ma y, b e
sent bymail. However, the employer is Inot
responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the time;
and date specified for receipt of bids. Late bids will be rejected
and returned unopened.

9. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony in the presence of those bidders or
their representatives who choose to attend immediately after 09:00 hours
on Tuesday September 18, 2007 in the Boardroom of the National
Procurement & Tender Administration, Ministry of Finance.

10. Bidders must bid for all Items as one Lot.

11. Bids will be on sale beginning Monday, August 13, 2007 until Friday.
September!7, 2007..

12.;, The cost of one set of Bid Documents shall be a non-refundable sum of four
thousand Guyana dollars (G$4000) in the form of cash or Manager's
Cheque .

13. The purchaser is not bound to accept the
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HONG KONG (Reuters) -
Paul Lee got his liver from an
executed Chinese prisoner;i
Karam in Egypt bought a kid-
ney for his sister fqr
US$5,300; in Istanbul Hakan
is holding out for US$30,700
.for one of his kidneys.
They are not so unusual: a
dire shortage of donated organs
in rich countries is sending for-
eigners with end-stage illnesses
to poorer places like China, .Pa-
kistan, Turkey, Egypt, Colom-
bia and the Philippines to buy
- a new lease of life.
Lee, a 53-year-old chief sub-
way tcchnik i-n in Hong Kong,

was diagnosed with liver cancer
in January 2005 but doctors de-
nied him a transplant because
they feared the tumor would
A friend told him about a
transplant hospital in China's
north eastern Tianjin city and he
signed up for a place. That
/'April. he paid 260,000 yuan
(US$34,380) for a transplant
surgery that saved his life.
"The hospital has connec-
tions with a lot of prisons," Lee
told Reuters. "Mine came from
.an executed prisoner from
Heilongjiang. I thank the donor
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The World Health
Organisation estimates that
21,000 liver transplants are car-
ried out annually, but medical
experts put annual worldwide
demand at at least 90,000.
Demand for kidneys also
exceeds supply, and that has
given rise to organ trafficking
and a black market for rich
people and "transplant tourists"
who travel to poor countries to
buy body parts from people
with few other routes to a bet-
ter living.
A donor in South Africa re-
ceives $700 for a kidney while
in the United States the fee -
not paid to donors is around
$30,000, according to WHO es-
timates. A lack of transparency
and little protection for donors
has spurred calls by interna-
tional bodies to crack down on,
or at least regulate, the trade,.
But even where the trade is
banned, laws are often muddled
or laced with loopholes, which
are sometimes defended by
vested interests.
And the unregulated route
is much less complicated for the
recipient. Any transplant proce-
dure involving a living donor
carries risks for the donor es-
pecially for liver transplants
which involve removing part of
the donor's liver. .

The complications can in-
clude bleeding, infection, even
In the transplant trade, the
recipient need not worry about,
for example, exposing a living
relative to that risk. -
"It is cheaper and your next
of kin is not taking the risk and
you don't have to care for
someone you don't know. Once
you pay, it is discarded in a
way, it is dispensable," said Luc
Noel, a Geneva-based coordina-
tor for Clinical Procedures at
the World Health Organisation.
China recently banned the
sale of human organs and re-
stricted transplants for foreign-
ers, saying it must first meet de-
mand at home for 2 million or-
gans a year.
Only 20,000 transplants are
carried out in China each year.
Of these, 3,000 are liver trans-
plants and 95 percent of them
use livers from dead donors.
China defended its use of
organs from executed prison ;,
saying consent was- obtained
from convicts or their family.
A transplant operation using
liver of a dead donor costs
around $33,000 in China.
"What is important is
transparency, it has to be o i
to scrutiny ... if China makes s
current system open to scrut ,
and very transparent, tl t

would do good," said the
WHO's Noel.
In Asia, a cultural obsession
with keeping the body of the
deceased intact has stymied
public organ donation programs.
Excluding China, Asia has
fewer than 200 livers donated
by people ahead of their death
each year, said Lo Chung-man,
professor of hepatobiliary and
pancreatic surgery at the Univer-
sity of Hong Kong.
Pakistan, where trade in hu-
man organs is not illegal, is turn-
ing into a "kidney bazaar", said
the chief executive of Pakistan's
Kidney Foundation, Jaffar
There are no confirmed figures
for the number of foreigners com-
ing to the country for new kidneys
but Naqvi said there were 13 cen-
ters in Lahore alone which reported
more than 2,000 transplants last
year from bought kidneys.
Patients, mostly from Eu-
rope, Saudi Arabia and India,
pay about 500,000 rupees
($8,500) for a new kidney, he
said. Donors are paid $300 to
$1,000 and often get no medical
care after the surgery.
There is no consent in some
cases. In May police arrested
nine people, four of them doc-
tors, for abducting people, drug-
ging them and stealing their kid-

neys for transplant operations.
In the pipeline is a draft law
aimed at banning the trade, but
a powerful lobby bent on pre-
serving it is trying to ensure it
allows kidney donations for a
non-relative, with no payment.
Such a clause allowing "altruis-
tic" organ donations will ensure
the trade continues with secret
payment to donors, Naqvi said.
Stories of people selling
their organs, especially kidneys,
are not uncommon in Egypt,
where more than 30 percent of
a population of more than 73
million people live below the
poverty line.
Karam, who asked to be iden-
tified only by his first name be-
cause organ trading is illegal, said it
took him only 15 days to secure a
kidney for his sister who was suf-
fering from kidney failure. He said
a doctor found him a man willing
to sell his kidney for 30,000 Egyp-
tian pounds ($5,300).
"The fees of the doctor
were 5,000 pounds. Both his
money and the fees of the .hos-
pital were deducted from the
money the 'donor' received,"
said Karam.
He said doctors usually
help in finding people willing
to sell their organs from their
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patients' lists.
Abdel-Kader Hegazy, head
of the disciplinary committee at
the Doctors' Union, said Egyp-
tian law lacks clear punishment
for those involved in illegal
transplants, making it easy for
doctors to repeat the offense.
"The law says it is illegal to
trade in organs but does not
specify the punishment. We at
the union suspended many doc-
tors and closed their practices,
but they have appealed before
courts and won their licenses
back," he told Reuters.
"It is an annoying and a re-
grettable situation. Well-known
doctors and professors are do-
ing this. They are rich people
but they do it because they
have no moral values."
The union has been pushing
for legislation to regulate organ
transplants, with a draft bill in-
cluding heavy fines and a prison
sentence for those involved and
a ban on transplants between
people of different nationalities.
But the draft law has been
languishing in parliament for
several years because of differ-
ences between doctors and se-
nior Muslim religious leaders on
whether Islam allows organ
transplants in the case of clini-
cal deaths.

Mohammad Khalid (L), Mohammad Ijaz (C) and Liaqat showing scars left on their bodies
after they sold their kidneys in Bhalwal area of the Sargodha district July 10, 2006. Unlike
many parts of the world, including neighboring India, there is no law in Pakistan banning
the trade in organs. REUTERS/Asim Tanveer

In Turkey, students, un-
employed young men and
struggling fathers post ad-
verts on the Internet selling
their kidneys, listing their
drinking and smoking habits
and blood type.
These would-be donors say
they have had inquiries from
Germany, Israel and Turkey

with asking prices going up to
50,000 lira ($38,760).
Hakao, a 27-year-old secu-
rity guard in Istanbul with two
young children who also re-
quested only his first name be
published, told Reuters he re-
ceived five or six offers from
Turkey and Germany, offering
10,000-15,000 lira ($11,600),
but he's holding out for 40,000

"Of course it's frightening
but there's nothing else to be
done," he said, adding he hadn't
told his wife as he knew she
would object.
"I'm doing it because of
my family, if I was alone it
wouldn't matter. I've got two
children ... there's nothing
else I can do for them."

Breast-fed survival
NIANIEY (Reulers Life!I Hadiza Moussa never breast-fed
her daughter and has not forgiven herself for the death of
her nemi-born baby from pneumonia [to years ago.
Like mnan\ mothers in Nigei, an impoverished nation on the
southern edge of the Saharai v. ith the world's highest birth rate.
she thought at the time t11 was for the best.
"I thought it would be better to get her used to artificial
milk given that I would have to start 'ork again after three
.months," Moussa said on TuesdaN at the end ot World
Breastfeeding Week, a global campaign to educate mothers.
-"E\en today the image of this child still haiUnts ni. In truth,
she died because the illness attacked an organism that was al-
* ready ver. weak Despite iniensite care. she didn't nimake lt.
mind I still blame nmi self," said Moussa. a ci\ il servant .
Bre.istteeding babies in the first hour of life all-n'o ihe
inuher's bacteria to colonize the infant's gut and skin, provid-
ing antibodies and other protecene proteins hicth serse a uit,
first immunization niJ protect against infecLtions.
E\perisreconuiiend inomen stick e.xclusivelI tohreas.t-lte, I
ing for >.ix months after birth and continue to breast-feed aoele -
side solid lo0d- for t\o years or more.
.."If babies breastfed within the first hour. 1 million h, v:.
might be saed.' the campaign. backed hb the W\'ld J-Ic
Organization iW\VHOtI and Li N Children's F dJ UNICEF. .
on its Web site
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Drought-like conditions for
much of the year and flash-
flooding during the rainy sea-
son which brings diseases
like cholera.
Only 16 percent of births
are attended by skilled health
workers and with just three
physicians for every 100,000
people compared to 256 in
the United States and 106 in
China average life expectancy
is just 45 years.
Eight in 10 adults are illit-
erate. With only half of children
attending school, traditional be-
liefs passed on from village el-
ders as well as aggressive mar-
keting campaigns by Western
milk formula producers often go
In some regions, members
of the largest Hausa ethnic

group refuse to breast-feed the
first-born child because they be-
lieve the mother's milk would
poison the infant. In other areas,
babies are given herbal tea and
cows' milk despite the increased
risk of potentially fatal diarrhea.
Even in some parts of the
West, women are reluctant to
breast-feed because they fear it
will spoil their figure.
In 2004 the rate of exclu-
sive breast-feeding by U.S.
mothers through the first
three months after birth was
31 percent, well shy of the
government's target of 60 per-
cent, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Pre-
China launched a campaign
to persuade more women to
breast feed last week, worried
that its babies' development was

lagging wealthier countries be-
cause parents did not know
when to start introducing solid
foods or balance nutritional
Moussa shyly acknowl-
edged that unlike many women
in Niger, she had been given in-
formation about how to feed her
new-born baby. But it was an-
other cultural phenomenon -
the practice of men taking sev-
eral wives that put her off.
"I did it bec a se I
wanted to keep my breasts
firm for my husband, who as
a traveling businessman is
exposed to the temptation
of polygamy," she said. "I
admit the tragedy I went
through was not because I
sinned out of ignorance but
because of a lack of pru-

'More loans for students'

governing People's National
Party (PNP) says it is review-
ing the Students' Loan Bu-
reau (SLB) and has promised
to extend the benefits to
middle-class parents with a
second or third child attend-
ing university, if it wins the
August 27 general election.
'We are actually review-
ing it. loi' ag at the models
that a .,ed elsewhere, for
example in Britain ... where
they don't start paying back
until a certain period," Maxine
Henry-Wilson, Minister of
Education and Youth, told a
Gleaner Editors' Forum Fri-
day. The forum was held at
the newspaper's North
Street, central Kingston head
In its manifesto, launched on
Thursday, the PNP says it plans
to expand and make the SLB
more responsive to the needs of
students by increasing the
amount of funds in the scheme

at more concessionary rates,
while increasing the grant com-
ponent. This would allow stu-
dents to buy books and meals.
"We will enable middle-class
parents to participate
in the SLB benefits by of-
fering greater flexibility in as-
sessing the financial impact of a
second and third child attending
university at the same time," said
the PNP's manifesto.
In his remarks, Dr. Peter
Phillips, PNP candidate for St.
Andrew East Central says 92 per
cent of students who applied to
the SLB are successful.
However, several students,
including those from the lower
stratum are usually denied the
loan because they do not meet
the criteria set by the SLB.
"The Ministry of Finance
and the SLB have in fact ad-
justed over this past year pre-
cisely to get lower income per-
sons who have more than one
child and as a consequence even
though their income levels may

be higher are faced with eco
nomic constraints, so they havw
adjusted to facilitate them," Dr
Phillips told the forum.
The PNP's plans for the
SLB, comes after the Jamaica
Labour Party announced its in-
tention to extend the loan repay-
ment period of the SLB from 10
to 01 years and increase the
moratorium period to one year.
The JLP also promised to reduce
the interest rates, which cur-
rently stands at 12 per cent pei
"It is a good move. Both
parties have now realized that
there is something wrong with
the SLB. I don't know what
took the PNP so long," Valdimir
Wallace, president of the Univer-
sity of Technology's Students
Union told The Gleaner yester-
"It (the parties plans to
revamp the SLB) can only do
good for us as a people, if they
stick to their commitment,"
he added.


VAT Policy Corner

Policy 13-VAT and Tax-inclusive pricing

The following forms the guiding principle when advertising or quoting prices for goods and/or *,',, ces that are
subject to VAT at the standard rate of 16 %.

Persons registered for Value Added Tax (VAT), must charge VAT on all goods and services at the str
except where the good or service is exempt or zero-rated.

J rate of 16%

If the registered person fails to charge the tax in the price of the good or service, then the cost of the item ,, e considered
to include VAT and the business person will have to account for the tax as if it was charged in the price oft h -em.

Sect ion 90 (1) ofthe VATAct states that:

"A price charged by a taxable person in respect of a taxable supply is deemed to inclI;. .
purposes of this Act, the tax charged on the supply under section 9 (1) (a), whether or
taxable person has included tax in such price."

Further, according to Section 90 (2) and (3) of dithe VAT Act, where a registered person advertises or
good or service that is subject to 16 % VAT, the price is required to include the tax and the advertisem.-,
state that VAT is included. The customer or consumer then makes a single payment.

However, the registered person may advertise or quote a price that excludes VAT,' 'part from the
service, the advertisement or quotation must also state the amount of tax to be ',,d on the suppi'
when the tax is added.
Moreover, the price inclusive of tax and the price exclusive of tax must be advert- .; d or quoted with

According to Section 90 (4) and subject to subsection (5), price tickets on goods supplied by a register,
state that the price includes tax if this is stated by way of a notice prominently displayed at the prn
taxable person carries on a taxable activity, including the places in such premises '. he r payments are
cashier area, .

Subsection (5) states that

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person, approve any other method of displaying prices of good( .. : vices by such

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) Two respected Somali journal-
ists were killed in Mogadishu yesterday, the first shot dead
outside his office and the other in a blast as he drove back
from his slain colleague's funeraL
Somali associates of the two HornAfrik journalists expressed
outrage, saying both deaths were part of a deliberate campaign
against the media. -
"This wave of killing and injuring media people is an inten-
tionally organised mission to silence journalistic voices in Soma-
lia," the National Union of Somali Journalists said.
"We are entirely appalled by these acts."
In the first attack, popular talk show host Mahad Ahmed
Elmi was shot four times in the head at close range as he neared
the door of his office at 7:15 am (0415 GMT), colleagues said.
"*We were outside when four gunmen jumped out." said one
colleague, too terrified to reveal his name.
"They fired four shots against Mahad's head .. then they
just fled," he said at the hospital where Elmi's body lay.
Later, the founder and co-owner of HornAfrik Ali Iman
Sharmarke died when his four-wheel drive hit an explosive
device in the road on his way back from Elnm's funeral.
Reuters journalist Sahal Abdulle, next to Sharmarke at the
time of the blast, was lightly injured in the head and face. -
"We heard a huge, huge explosion. There was smoke every-
where. Ali was in the front, I was sitting right behind him,"
Abdulle said of Sharmarke, who had just brought his wife and
children from Canada to Kenya to be nearer to him.
"Ali was a good friend. I have known him a long time. He
was committed to getting the truth out. He came back from
Canada to promote democracy and give Somalis a voice. Today,
he paid the ultimate price." Abdulle added.
The journalists' union said the vehicle was targeted
S "The National Union of Somali Journalists is outraged by
today's assas-ination of ... Alil Iman Sharmarke. after a vehicle
he was ending in was blown up by a remote-controlled mine by
unknown assailants," it said in a statement.
Neither the union, nor any other Somali sources. pointed a
specific finger of blame at either side in the war.
Another Journalst, Abdihakin Omar limale of Radio
Mogadisha, w= wounded in a gun atta ., Friday. the
union said, adding the ballet had struck '. .... -houl-


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'Survivable space' but no

response in Utah mine

HUNTINGTON, Utah were too low to sustain life.
(Reuters) Six trapped coal "We wait. We wait and pray,"
miners failed to respond to said Tomas Hernandez. He said his
rescuers pounding on a second nephew Luis Alonso Hernandez
drill that has penetrated a col- was one of the trapped miners.
lapsed Utah mine, but there The mines have been sources
was a "survivable space" and of work for immigrants for more
safe drinking water, officials than a century. Three of the
said yesterday. trapped miners are Hispanics, al-
Water pouring through the though officials have not given
drill hole foiled an initial attempt their names.
to use a camera to examine the "Many Mexicans, maybe, will
space. Rescuers plan to insert a go back to Mexico, scared,"
lining in the hole, which will take Hernandez said in an interview.
many hours but will protect the It will take crews digging hori-
camera and let it send back im- zontally days to create an open-
ages. ing large enough to pull the min-
The miners have not been ers out. Mine co-owner Robert
-heard from since Monday, when Murray said hewas very disap-
part of the Crandall Canyon Mine pointed at the pace of that effort.
near Huntington, Utah, collapsed. "The mountain itself, the tec-
There is potable water and a tonic forces in the mountain, con-
nearly human-height void where tinually cause us some concern,"
the second, nearly 9-inch (23-cm) he said at the news conference.
drill punched through the mine Horizontal digging had ad-
ceiling, U.S. Mine Safety and vanced 650 feet and the crews had
Health Administration chief Rich- about 1,300 feet to go. But the
ard Stickler said at a news con- mine's roof needed to be shored up
ference. frequently to prevent collapse.
Rescuers hope the reinserted Officials have said the men
camera will be able to scan 100 could possibly survive for weeks
feet in each direction and provide in an underground chamber. The
details of the conditions under- larger drill hole could be used to
ground. provide food, water and air until
After the second drill they were rescued.
broke through the ceiling of the Murray has insisted that an
mine-in the middle of the night; -earthquake triggered the col-
rescuers banged on the metal lapse. But geologists say the
drill a series of three-rap sig- shaking recorded by their in-
nals to draw the attention of struments was caused by the
any survivors, shutting down cave-in.
all the equipment and lights on Controversy has also risen
the surface to listen for over reports that the miners were
sounds from below, engaged in dangerous "retreat min-
"Unfortunately we did not ing" when the shaft collapsed.
get any response," Stickler said. Murray has denied such a tech-
However, a space 5-1/2 feet high, nique was being used.
with another 2 feet (0.7 meter) of Retreat mining involves
broken coal and water, left room supporting a mine's roof with
for hope."We found survivable a column of coal, then remov-
space," he said. ing those pillars and allowing
A first, 2-1/2-inch (6- the shaft to collapse as miners
cm) drill pierced into an- move to safety.
other area of the mine late The Crandall Canyon Mine
on Thursday. There was no is on a high desert plateau some
sign of life when a two-way 140 miles south of Salt Lake
microphone was lowered City, in what is known as
into the mine, and tests in Utah's "castle country" because
that hole showed that oxy- of the towering rock spires that
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unknown location.
"It's possible that at any
moment they will reach
Ghazni, it all depends on the
transport. As far as we are
concerned, they are free ... It's
a gesture of good faith to the
people of Korea and to the
Korean delegation in Afghani-
However, the governor of
Ghazni province, where the
group of Korean church volun-
teers were seized on July 20 and
are thought to be held, and a
spokesman for Afghan President
Hamid Karzai said they had no

knowledge of any release.
The Taliban have already
killed two male hostages and
threatened to kill more among
the remaining 21, 18 of whom
are women, unless Taliban pris-
oners are freed in exchange.
Earlier, the insurgents had
said talks with Korean diplo-
mats were going well and the
hostages would be freed in a
prisoner swap, although a pro-
vincial governor was less opti-
"We assure you and the
whole world that all of the Ko-
reans will be released and will


go to their homes," Mawlavi
Nasrullah, one of two Taliban
negotiators in the talks, told re-
"And our prisoners will
come to their homes," he said in
the city of Ghazni, where the
Taliban and Korean diplomats
have been holding face-to-face
talks since late Friday.
The second Taliban nego-
tiator, Qari Bashir, said: "We
are very hopeful that this is-
sue will be resolved today or
tomorrow inshallah (God will-
ing)." He said 'the hostages
were well.


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adWiews. ph~*s# undrop of atentsby box&* peawhood wwlde.

Deailao Trading Ltd Guyana Stores SIMkt
John & Sheriff Sts. Water St.
.Bounty.S/Mkt Janice Khan
;Kitty & Wlatr Street S9 8tabroek Market

SUrvival SIMkt
Duncan St.
Nigel's SIMkt
Robb & Light St.
Forgaty's SIMkt
Water St

DeSinco Trading Ltd Roopnarine Stall
RoseHalt Town Skeldon Market

J's Superm*arket
New Amsterdam
Levl's BerginCentre
New Amsterdam
Rhonda Blair
New Amsterdam
Akbhnr Sain SIMkt
Rosehalt Town

Rooknlut Stall
Sheldon market
R & S Complex

U.S Hack SJMkt
La Jalousie
RWi'.S IMkt
Man Rapos GOD
Helena, Mohalce

Imam Bacchus
Afflance, Essequlbo
M.' Sguprarket
let Avenue Bartica
Krescent Foods


By Akram Walizada

GHAZNI, Afghanistan
(Reuters) Afghanistan's
Taliban said yesterday they
had freed two female South
Korean hostages, but local
and national government of-
ficials said they had no knowl-
edge of such a release.
"Today at 6.30 pm (1330
GMT), we released two of the
female Korean hostages who
were seriously ill, without any
condition," Taliban spokesman
Qari Mohammad Yousuf told
Reuters by telephone from an

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Trin Haniff
J,K & L Sec *C Bourda




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Little progress

seen at New York

talks on Sahara

(Reuters) Morocco and
Western Sahara's indepen-
dence movement held a see-
ond day of talks yesterday on
the fom.her Spanish-colony's
future amid fey signs of.
progr- s oan a dispute that
has.gone unsolved for 32'
"i tw6 parties reiterated
their. known positions," said
Ahmed Boukhari,. U.N. repre-
sentative of the Polisario Front
movement, after a -first day of
U.N.-mediated talks oh Friday
near New York. -
The United Nations set up
negotiations after both sides
submitted plans in April. Mo-
rocco proposed autonomy un-

der its sovereignty, while Algeria-
based Polisario wanted a referen-
dum- with independence an op-
Morocco annexed the re-
. source-rich northwest African
territory of 260,000 people after
'Spain withdrew in .1975.
An earlier round of negotia-
tions in June yielded little be-
yond an agreement to meet again
at the sarie venue a secluded
private- estate in Manhasset on
Long Island, New York.
Officials from both sides said
this time U.N. mediator Peter
-van Walsum had proposed that
the sides discuss confidence
building measures. Boukhari said
Polisario had agreed.
However, a Moroccan offi-

cial who asked not to be iden-
tified said Rabat believed
Manhasset was not the right
venue for that.
He said that in talks with both
sides in Geneva over the past two
years, U.N. officials had arranged
measures such as family visits and,
phone calls between Sahara and
Polisario camps in Algeria. "If we
discuss technical issues here, we are
missing the opportunity to discuss
important things," he said.
Delegates said that at
yesterday's session, experts
were addressing the parties on
natural resources arid local ad-
ministration. Sahara is rich in
phosphates and has abundant
fisheries and, potentially, oil.
Independent analysts say


County of Berbice

The under-mentioned applications have been received for the grant of
certificates for the issue of excise licences under the provision of section 10
(4) of the ntoxication Liquor Licensing Act, Chapter 82:21

.New Licences

Type of Licence

Restaurant Liquor

Situation of premise
Name and Address of in respect of which
Applicant application was
Outar Ganesh Lot 06, # 46 Village,
Lot 06, # 46 Village, Corentyne, Corentyne. Berbice
Srbice_ .. .

[ Type of Licence Name and o Name and Address
Address of Licencee of Transferee

Restaurant Hilbert Mentore Karleen Mentore
Liquor Lot 48, Cemetery road, Lot 48, Cemetery
Hopetown, West Coast road, Hopetown,
'.,-" :. J ~b" ,-I r~l,.,,.,r,,,2 & : :*, -.i 'h '1. *:*i, J L" .. '-I- '
Liquor Lo, No. D Village. Lot No. 'D' Village.
Corentyne, Berbice Corentyne, Berbice
Restaurant Padaaratt Seebaran & Gagraj Ramcharran
Liquor Jerry Sookram Lot 39, Edingburg
Lot 57, Sisters Village, Scheme, East Bank
East Bank Berbice Berbice
-Restaurant Totaram Gansham Totaram
Liquor Lot 14. No. 56 Village, Lot 14. No. 56
Corentyne. Berbice Village, Corentyne.

sRe alar,an Sunia Pa.'ndal R 3innors,
Liquor Lot No. 48 Village,
Corentyne, Berbice

Spirit Shop Iris Chaw
Lot 82, B. Rosignol
Village. West Coast
I RBerhice

S un, -i P 3.r, j
Ramotar & Anwhatie
Lot No. 48 Village,
Corentyne, Berbice
Praimlall Seulall
Lot 82, B, Rosignol
Village, West Coast

Situation of
premise in
respect of which
application was
Lot 48. Cemetery
road, Hopetown,
West Coast

Corentyne, Berbice
Lot 39, Edingburg
Scheme, East Bank

Lot 14, No. 56
Village. Corentyne,

L.:OII. Ju 4 .3.J
Corentyne, Berbice

Lot 82. B, Rosigno
Village, West Coast

These applications will be considered by the district licensing board of the county
of Berbice at 13:00 h on September 04, 2007 at the NewAmsterdam Magistrate's
Court and at such time and place as the board may think fit to adjourn the meeting.

Copies of notices of opposition should be served in accordance with section 14
(1) (a) and section 21 (7) of chapter 82:21.

Mr. Khurshid Sattaur
Guyana Revenue Authority

they see little iiii,,... .i,, p,,. -
pect of either sid:' I In .' ..t ..,
and no breakthr .._ .I p.. i...I
at this week's tal
.N o count, i. ,,_,, .
M orocco's rule .', : '.. i,,._ ', -.
harabuttheU.N N..,iil ...i -
cil is divided. ...... ,,* ,-
aligned state ,pf,' .1 I1, -
Polisario while. 1,.., .....
backed by Franc,. .il il,. i i iI.I
States. W ashing.-,i .. ii1i |IL -
hara dispute s-lk.J *. N..iil
African countric-.i I...n .i ..,i
fighting terrorism'
In a statemn,. ini d .11 1 ili .1
Security Council eil.-' .I.n liiul.
1 I, a U .S. en . ..I.. i ,.
"Morocco's seri.Llu ....J- rc dJ,.1
efforts to move I Ic pie...- ir-
ward" and prais,.d ., h.-.i ', -hll-
rule plan as "re& Iit- c
In an inter' i '.. thi .t-el
with Reuters, P ,i II i. .t i i.il
Mohammed Kh.idad i.l lihaii
statement "comrn!-i. NlM.r.c.i- iIn
its intransigence 'and n.-idec ilic
talks less likely it: suiicced
M orocco's lcle it -.n .'.i 11 il
Manhasset talk,., led h*, lIle-
rior Minister Cha ith B,. i ..... ..
and Polisario's t., ML.lilcul Mi
Beiba, speal.eir ,.i il.:
movement's parli.iteiil11l iIn- ilci
Despite the apparent lack
of progress, Boukhari said he
expected agreement at least
on a third round or talks to be
held before the end of the .ear
at a venue in Europe.

Fly me to the

moon: space hotel

sees 201.2 opening

BARCELONA tReuterst "Galactic Suite". the first ho-
tel planned in space, expects to open for business in 2012
and .would allow guests to travel around the world in 80
hs.Barce.i'onr-based architects say the space hotel sill be
the most expensive in the galai\y costing US$4 milhon for a
three-day ila-.
DtiinT-i lia[ time guests would -cc tIhe -un ne I1 times a
day .iia d tsfe \'Vekli.' .ti l. I cr,,e,' ,irktm il their pod romlis lS
slikirit tlheniselCi- it.i the all' lil.e Spide,:.mani
C,'tipan> director .\a-'.er Clamiuiant .,a;s the three-bed-
rrumin bountite hotel's joined up pod structure, whiih makes it
hlook i.tl. nti 'delof l molecule'. "' a dictated h) the fa t that
,IcII pod r,'uii had t fit in,.dc a ickei t,, be taken into space.
'It ili hebahroirris in Izero gra'it I hlit arc the biggest chal-
lengel'" sais Cl.uanmunt. "Ho\\ Ito a:co-mmniidJtle the more inti-
miaitc actiLdcic ot the guels is not ica '
But the', i>na have soI ed the t-sue otfhoi' to t.ike a shower
in xeltgliitl sne-ss the guests sv ,l1 eniei :i spa rionm in ~shich
buibbles of water % dIl float around.
When guests are not admiring the view troin their pon-
hole, the', will take pan in scientific -\periments on space
tra\ el
Galaclic Suite began as a hobby for former L: rospace engi-
neer Claramuni. until a space enthusiast decided lt make Ithe
science fiction tantas' a realiil by ironing noist of the $3 bil-
lion needed to build the hotel.
-An American companN intent on colomrzing Mars %\hi:h
sees Galaxy Suite as a first step. ha. 'trnce conime on board, and
private investors from Japan. the United Stines and the United
Arab Enurates are in talks.
If Claramunt is secretive about the identity of his gener-
ous backer, he is more forthcoming aboul the custom he can
'"\'e have calculated that there .ae -tI.000U peiiple in the
SWorld who could afford to stay at the hotel. Whether they ,ill
-Want to spend money on going inrotspace we just don't knor."
Four million dollars m eight be a lot to spend on .1 holiday,
- hul those inm he nascent space tourism industry say hoteliers
have been-slow on the uptake because no one thought the cost
of space travel would come do n as quickly as it has.
Galactic Suite said the price included not only three nights
im space. Guests also get eight weeks of intensive training at a
James Bond-style pace camp on ia tropical island.
."There is fear associated withm going into space." said
Claramunt. "That's %why the shuttle rocket will remain rfied
to the. space hotel for thle duration ot the guests' slay. so they
know they can get home again
Inan era of concern oserc linmiate ch..uie. Galaxy Suite ha e
no plans so far to offse tihe pollution implications ot sending
a rocket to carry just si\ guests at a time into space.
"But," says Claramunt, "'I'm hopeful that the impact
of.seeing the earth from a distance will stimulate the
guests' urge to value and protect our planet."



The Guyana Marketing Corporation invites tenders for renovation works
at the Central Packaging Facility, Sophia.

Tender documents for the above mentioned tender can be purchased
from the Cashier in the Accounts Department of the Guyana Marketing
Corporation, 87 Robb and Alexander Streets, Lacytown, Georgetown
for a non-refundable fee of two thousand dollars ($2000)

Bids must be clearly marked at the top left-hand corner of the envelope

Sealed tenders accompanied by valid NIS and IRD Compliance Certificate
should be addressed to and deposited to:

The General Manager
Guyana Marketing Corporation
87 Robb f& Alexander Streets
Lacytown, Georgetown

Guyana Marketing Corporation reserves the right not to accept the
highest or lowest tender. Tenders close on August 21,2007 at 9:30 a.m.



This Month's Feature
The story of Hatian-American Graffiti Artist Jean4ichel
Basquiats' meteoric rise to prominence in the New York
ad world and his tragic end. A salutory tale for aspiring
artists and for art lovers alike,

I Tuesday 14th August 2007 Ub:UUn, i
CASTELLANI HOUSE, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown

\pp] hl l 'u.n J'c in' Il,..'J Ir 'nf i r l cont r.. l r,. H'., l' .c
:tr,.iIliic :id ii :rc-..i,.i : in IIN D -KINNG t,- .-I \-'cui."

-reas of interest are:


All interested person, are invited to make contact
\rtlh the Queen's College .Administration at
Queen's College, Camp and Thomas Roads on
Monday 131h August. 2007 at 10:00h.



S' -rr



'The Busints.s Schotof'
'David Ros, Cc, rmirm;t'l High
SAcademy of Apex EFi. non
'Kuru Kmru Ci.'-,.per.t. C-ii
A *Laser Edge Academic A l
SChancra s Academy
S*Canif-ll' Secon.i, ;
| George's Conin.or.'.
E C ,.*T C.k vIIr, Secondary E
GaF a it.! Ac3adr-emy 11 j
Sv.: Academy
31obal Christian Network Nursery
*Academy of Professional Stud i e,
.. ,-..t-i of C-, -rii .,hensive Education
*Jose$ E:ijcation Institufe
PE and rrm,1, many more..
FROM $593/YD

Real Estate

Lot 98 Nismes,
West Bank Demerara.

-'Tracts "A" and "B" containing
244 acres of cultivation land
with a building thereon, at
Welgelgen, Berbice.

" Lot 35 Section 'A', Belladrum
Rising Sun El Dorado District
West Coast Berbice.

" Land with building thereon 2.4 acres
1/4 Lot 28 and Lot 29
Craig, East Bank Demerara.

* Land (-
Lot 31

2 -es

* Land 0;
Pcls# 7r' ^,
VII, Farc !., i-.
The land size .

* Land Or 'C'
Block L ,.


Bank Demerara.

06, 867, 1736 & 1770 Block
.!-, E B E.
t of approximately 8
4', 40'X80') House Lots.

Essequibo River.

*Toyota Hiace Mini-bus BHH 1250
Silver RZ model 15 seater

Interested persons are asked to submit sealed, written bids marked
"TENDER FOR....(Property at...or VEHICLE...)"
to the undermentioned address no later than August 17, 2007.

The Senior Manager
Credit Risk Management
Bank of Nova Scotia
104 Carmichael Street

Hand delivery of bids is strongly recommended,
as late submissions will not be entertained.

Life. Money. Balance both:

The Bank reserves the right to reject the highest or any bid without assigning reason thereof.

1. FUEL MANAGER Interior Location
10 years experience
Computer literate
Driver's Licence will be an asset
MECHANICS Interior Location -
8 years experience -
A valid Driver's Licence
Interested persons can send a written application
along with two testimonials and a police clearance to:
The Accountant or Forest Manager
Guyana Lumber and Timber Company Ltd.
66 Bel Air, New Haven, Georgetown
Deadline.for appi:.'. .'-ns is August 15, 2007.

"-" -


SUNDAY CHRONICLE August 12, 2007


*1~ Ii~tiI~i~ UN ii EiPJ~i* J~II

1. Buy your books from stores that are established
bookshops e.g. Austin's Book Services, Universal Book
Store, New Horizon Bookshop and New Era Bookstore. s->
Texts found in Photocopy Shops, Dry Goods and .(
Haberdashery Stores or hawked an the streets are
generally "counterfeit".
2. Check the spines and covers. If the text is made from loose
sheets with wire staples holding the pages together, this is
most likely a "counterfeit". Most genuine texts are made
from folded sheets that are stitched together before the
covers are put on.
3. Look for colours within the text. Lots of books now have
coloured illustrations to help stimulate interest and aid
understanding. Some "counterfeit" books now have
covers that are similar to the genuine books, but there are C
no coloured illustrations within the text.
4. Lobby your MP'sto bring our copyright infringement penalty up to date with Guyana in 2007, to help stop
this form of lawlessness. The penalty in Guyana is now G$60.00 or approximately US$0.30
The penatyin Barbados is $BDS$500,00Oor USS250,000

1. It is illegal to make or sell or even encourage someone to engage in making and distributing
"counterfeit" books.
2. Almost all of those persons affected by this stealing of intellectual property are our own teachers in
Guyana and other parts of the English Speaking Caribbean.
3. SOME GUYANESE WRITERS AFFECTED ARE:- Shirley Green and Sheldo Emanuel (former St. Margaret's
and St. Agnes's teaches) authors of GUYANA OUR COUNTRY, OUR HOME; Derek Bernard (former
Minister of Education) author of NEW GEOGRAPHY OF GUYANA and JUNIOR ATLAS OF GUYANA; Dr.
Joyce Jonas (UG Lecturer) Co-author of ENGLISH ALIVE Books 1-4; Clarence Trotz (former Head Master
of Queen's College) Co-author of CXC PHYSICS; Raymond Toolsie (now resident in Trinidad) MATHS A
4. SOME CARIBBEAN AUTHORS AFFECTED:- Undine Guiseppe, Gondon Bell and(live Borley NELSON WEST
INDIAN READERS; Pamela Mordecai and Grace Gordon JUNIOR ENGLISH REVISED; Walter Phillips -
Nagassar Norville (author and self publisher)- RACTICAL ENGLISH COURSE and REINFORCEMENT &
5, These authors would have spent countless hours of research to complete their books and have them
finally published. After all the hard work and financial sacrifices, these persons are now robbed of their
deserved royalties because there are some amorigus who behave like the common thief by reproducing
counterfeit copiesof their books. HOW UNFAIR! HOWSHAMEFUL!
6- In such an environment no future textbook writers will emerge in Guyana. Additionally, the few
: ookshops now existing will be forced to down size their operations or worse cease to operate
Lloyd Austin

imuST,..5 Effs 54o, Elm
mci CEJS~~F-ay TF.E Y. 3 :73 ~ ac~ ~mse t


Co0,npany Secretary/
Human Resources Manager
GTM Fire Insurance Compary Limited
27-29 Robb & Hincks Streets,


- Email: gtmgroup@gtm-gy.om

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.* tihe Daily an d Sundcay

*' tfe m lost" wvicd ly
SI crc4u"lated newspaper ,


Oupana fatto, naf 'Ppaper JLimtteb

s-..f. ii ,. .. We can print your Brochures, Calendars, inF GAU
CE : iTI>j Call Cards, Greeting yards and Posters org B.LCK CTIdi
6, ,2,., MT .... 16 7. .

Applications are hereby invited to fill the position of
CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY to the General Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
To provide Secretarial and Administrative support on a
daily basis.

CXC / GCE English Language, Typing and Office
Procedure or equivalent qualifications. Applicants must
be computer literate. Previous experience would be an
The successful applicant must be also of a friendly
personality and should display good deportment and
interpersonal skills.

CO mpensation:
17THe, remuneration package would be dependent upon
q qualifications, training and relevant experience. The Company
als9 offers other benefits including Pension and Medical
Schemes and Vacation Allowance.

Applications should be submitted to the Company
'Secretary/Human Resources Mahager either by post or email
to reach not later than Friday, 17th August, 2007 and
addressed as follows:

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