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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
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Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1 (Dec. 1, 1975)-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Publication suspended: Oct. 12-24, 1983.
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Sunday ed. published as: Sunday chronicle.

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competitive in rice

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CHIEF Executive Officer
(CEO) of Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation
(GPHC) Michael Khan said
that the three patients who
survived the Mabura truck
crash which killed four
others, are resting
comfortably at the Hospital.
"The survivors are being
monitored constantly by nurses
and they are not in the
Intensive Care Unite (ICU).
That is a positive sign," said
Khan in an invited comment to
the Government Information
Agency (GINA).

The survivors are Lisa
Charles, Jermaine Collins and
Deighton Melville, the driver.
The truck was en route to
Lethem in the pre-dawn hours
of Wednesday when it careened
off a bridge near the Mabura
check point.
The truck reportedly failed
to negotiate a steep curve on the
road and toppled several times
down hill before it came to a
standstill at the foot of the hill.
The injured were later
transported to the airstrip at
Omai Gold Mining Company
and air dashed to Ogle

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Aerodrome, East Coast
Demerara. From Ogle. the1
were transported b\ ambulance
to the GPHC.
Merle Burnette.
Quinciana Franklyn.
Damian Mehille and
Robertson Hope lost their
lives in the accident.

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PARIS (Reuters) A French policeman faces trial in a
police court for driving under the influence after he
was stopped at the wheel of his car drunk and wearing
only a pair of fishnet tights, a prosecutor says.
The man admitted he was a part-time prostitute after
fellow police chased him through the Bois de Boulogne, a
wooded area on the outskirts of Paris reputed as a nighttime
hangout of transsexual prostitutes, in the early hours of
The policeman said he needed the extra income. If
convicted, he could lose his driver's licence and be fined.
Prosecutors said on Friday there was not enough
evidence to try him for passive soliciting, which is
pnmishable by prison in France.

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CLASSES at President's
College resumed last week
following the recent
destruction by fire of one of
the boys' dormitories.
Principal of the institution,
Stanley Lewis told the Sunday
Chronicle that since the
relocation of affected students,
there have been some minor
hitches, but generally, the new
arrangement has. been working
Some of the students have
been accommodated at the
Guyana Women's Leadership
Institute (GWLI) at Cove and
John, East Coast Demerara,
while two other groups have
been relocated within the
school's compound. One group
is sharing a dormitory with
female students, while the other
is being housed at the recently
constructed sports pavilion.
In response to the plight of
the students, the Women's Club
of the Indian Cultural Centre
donated a quantity of items
including mattresses, pillows,

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bed sheets and pillow cases.
The presentation was made by
Mrs. Avinash Gupta, wife of the
Indian High Commissioner to
The Ministry of Finance
has also released the funds to
provide $25,000 each to the
affected students as directed
by President Bharrat Jagdeo
who, along with Education
Minister Dr. Henry Jeffrey,
visited the scene on the day
of. the fire.
Meanwhile, Chief
Education Officer, Mr. Ed
Caesar said that the
Caribbean Schools
Examination Certificate
(CSEC) has agreed to make
provisions for the late
submission of those students
whose School Based
Assessments (SBAs) were
destroyed in the fire.
Disaster struck Guyana's
School of Excellence,
President's College recently,
. when fire of unknown origin
broke out at one of the
. dormitories, destroying it a
matter of minutes. No one was
injured in the fire.
The loss caused by the
fire is estimated to be in the
vicinity of $100M, with the
100. students who were
housed in the building losing
all their books, cash,
clothing and other valuables.
Several members of staff lost
their salaries, electrical
equipment, clothing and

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negative but noted that the
quality of crops might be
reduced as a result of excess
Chairman of the Boeraserie
Water Conservancy, Zalil Gafur
said while water in the
Conservancy is at a critical level,
the situation is manageable
provided there are some dry
days and all the drainage
systems are functioning.
Chief 'Executive Officer of
the National Drainage and
Irrigation Board (NDIB), Ravi
Narine, reporting on the
situation in the administrative
regions said there have been
high water levels in some areas
in Regions Four (Demerara/
Mahaica) and Six (East Berbice/
.Corentyne), and Adventure
Housing Scheme on the

Essequibo Coast has
experienced flooding.
As regards the East
Demerara Conservancy, Narine
said. the water level is high but
excess water is being discharged
into the Demerara River.
Minister of Local
Government and Regional
Development, Harripersaud
Nokta has given the assurance
that the regional administrations
have been instructed to monitor
the situation in their respective
regions and to report to the
Permanent Secretary of his
Ministry any area, which needs
urgent attention. In addition,
Neighborhood Democratic
Councils (NDCs) have been
requested to ensure that internal
drains and trenches are clear so
as to facilitate the flow of

excess water into the secondary
drainage systems.
Nokta also said that there is
no threat of an outbreak of
water borne diseases, but should
such a threat arise, officials of
the Ministry of Health will be
requested to intervene.
Deputy Mayor of
Georgetown, Robert Williams,
reporting on Georgetown, said
the water levels are under
control. But he lamented that
the drainage pumps are being
littered with plastics and foam
material, reiterating that this
problem has to be addressed.
Meanwhile, Chief
Hydrometereological Officer,
Dilip Jaigopaul has predicted
that the present wet season
would continue into the first
week of June.

THE onset of the heavy
downpours of the May-June
season, Cabinet has
established a committee
comprising representatives of
the relevant agencies to
monitor and review the,
effects of the rainfall on a
daily basis, and to coordinate
This announcement was
made Friday by Minister of
Fisheries, Crops and Livestock
and acting Minister of
Agriculture, Satyadeow Sawh at
a press briefing.
Sawh visited Berbice Friday
and reported that rice at
Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder, is
-now under threat as the dams
in the area have been severely
affected by the recent heavy
rainfall, making it extremely
difficult to transport 'paddy
from the fields by the traditional
tractor and trailer arrangement.
The Minister said the
Guyana Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO) has agreed to
release four punts to assist in
transporting the paddy.
GUYSUCO officials
reported that while water levels
in its jurisdiction have risen
sharply, there is no immediate
threat to its sugar crops as all
its drainage structures are in
good shape. Thirty-nine of its
44 drainage pumps are
operational, and shortly,
another three would be put in
Asked if other agricultural
crops and livestock are under
-threat Sawh replied in the

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(GINA) A TWO-day meeting of the Advisory Council of Foreign Relations convened
yesterday morning at the Foreign Service Institute. This is the second meeting of the
The meeting is expected to review the outcome and implementation of initiatives from the first
session held last September, and to deliberate on proposals for promoting Guyana as a gateway, to
South America. It will'also look at ways to enhance Guyana's image overseas, especially within
the Caribbean. -
The Council was established to provide a forum for the expression and incInsiqn-of diverse
perspectives on national policy issues and on this basis, to support the pursuit of Guyana's foreign
policy objectives.
It comprises eminent Guyanese at home and abroad with experience in international affairs and
deep interest in advancing Guyana's political, economic and social interests.
The work of the Council is assisted by funding provided by the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP).
Minister of Foreign Affairs Rudy Insanally is chairing the two-day meeting.

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Modern technology key to

remaining competitive in

rice -

MINISTER of Fisheries,
Crops and Livestock and
acting Minister of
Agriculture, Satyadeow Sawh
is urging farmers, millers
and other stakeholders in
the rice industry to focus on
strategies to fight global
challenges and ensure
sustainability of the industry.
He made this pitch Friday
while opening a two-day
seminar on 'Modern Trends in
Rice Technology' at the
University of Guyana Berbice
Sawh told the gathering that
it is imperative to adopt modern
technology that is compatible
with this country's mode of rice
cultivation. He said costs of

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production must be reduced so
that the rice industry can be
Acknowledging the
significance of the rice industry
to the local economy, the
minister noted that it is part of
the private sector and provides
a large number of jobs, generates
foreign exchange, ensures food
security and helps in reducing
rural poverty.
Amidst challenges such as
world market price concomitant
with subsidies, higher input
costs and unjust import
requirements, Sawh said the
"onus is on us to ensure the
industry grows." This, he
observed is important because
many poor rice growing families

are highly dependent on the
industry and feel d he impact of
poor harvests which also
negatively impact on trade and
the local economy.
He exhorted farmers to
adopt strategies such as idging
gaps in yields, crop/livestock
synergy and adding value to
products to ensure quality and
competitive prces.
He also assured fammers of
government's continmedsupprt
for new initiatives within the
rice industry. However, he
underscored the need for the
support of all stakeholders
because government alone
cannot move the industry
According to Professor

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(GINA) THE Guyana Forum
for Youths in Agriculture
(GFYA) was officially
launched yesterday morning.
GFYA aims at encouraging
the formulation and subsequent
implementation on plans and
programmes to encourage
greater youth participation, in
agriculture and to identify and
establish relationships with
similar groups in the region to
facilitate, the availability of wider
resources to youth stakeholders
Agriculture is recognized as a
major contributor to Guyana's
Gross Domestic Product (GDP),
foreign exchange earnings, the en-
hancement of rural life, employ-
ment and food security.
The group believes that
there has been a lack of active
youth involvement in the aca-
demic, productive and policy-

making levels of the sector.
GFYA has identified a num-
ber of hindrances, which may
have contributed to the lack of
involvement of youths in agri-
culture. These include lack of
training in entrepreneurship,
project development and tech-
nical assistance; the lack of farm
training and apprenticeship
programmes; and lack of sup-
port from more experienced
GFYA also noted that de-
spite the lack of extensive youth
involvement in agriculture, there
may be many youth stakehold-
ers who are not organised but
display interest in the
sustainability of the industry.
GFYA hopes to bring these
stakeholders together to encour-
age collective action and deci-
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Membership is open to en-
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Agriculture You h Organmi ,
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There has been marked
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Lalhita Kumari, an Indian
Technical and economic
Cooperation (fTEC) Consultant
at UGBC, the seminar served as
a platform. for stakeholders to
interact and identify problems
and probable solutions.
Vice-Chancellor of UG,
Dr. James Rose observed that
"agriculture is the bedrock of
the national economy and the
rice industry is the economic
base of Berbice. Networking
and interfacing with the
agriculture sector augurs
well for. the future of the
national economy and the
Berbice Campus alike."
He added that the progress
made by the UGBC and its
contribution to agricultural
education and extension work
are remarkable.
Director of UGBC, Dr.
Rishi Thakur said that the world
is looking forward to agriculture
to feed the malnourished and
undernourished, noting that the
initiative is timely and a humble
Director of-the National
Agriculture research Institute
(NARI), Dr. Oudho Homenauth
observed that the main focus of
the IYR2004 (Intenational Year
of Rice) is to increase yields and
improve crop and land
"The actors and players
of the rice sector in Guyana
need to be cognisant of the
current and emerging
technologies in the rice
industry globally to remain
competitive in accordance
with the goals and objectives
of IYR 2004. (Government
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LOCAL rice magnate and
businessman, Beni Sankar is
at loggerheads with the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) on the issue of
boosting the region's rice
He has also expressed
disgust at the delays in the
implementation of decisions
taken by CARICOM's Council
for Trade and Economic
Development (COTED) with
respect to the rice industry.
In addition, he said no
CARICOM state has provided
any information as regards the
status of their imports of rice
on a six-monthly basis as is
required within the framework
Sankar said it is
perplexing that up to now
there has been no
explanation from CARICOM
as to how the Common
External Tariff (CET) on rice
imported from extra-regional
sources was reduced from 40
per cent to 25 per cent.
In a recent letter to this
newspaper, Sankar had called for
some radical moves, including
the withdrawal of the European
Union's (EU) 24M Euros made
available to help the region's rice
industry to become competitive.
He intends to write the EU on
the subject.

Foreign Trade and
International Cooperation
Minister, Mr. Clement Rohee,
said he understood Sankar's
frustrations, but could not agree
with his call for the withdrawal
of EU support. According to the
Minister, the funding is geared
at making the Caribbean's rice
industry competitive.
With respect to the
reduction of CET from 40 per
cent to 25 per cent, Rohee said
there is an explanation for it of
which apparently Sankar is
However, he noted that
Sankar is entitled to
expressing his opinion even
though it may differ from
other stakeholders in the

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By Andrew Haminond

DUBAI (Reuters) His apol-
ogy was late and the damage
done, said Arab and Euro-
pean commentators yester-
day, reacting to Defence Sec-
retary-Donald Rumsfeld.
"While he (Rumsfeld)
has been in charge, murder, tor-
ture and humiliation were
heaped on Iraqi detainees al-
most as a matter of course," the
Saudi daily Arab News com-
"Rumsfeld's apology
came too late," said Jordanian
analyst Hani Hourani. "I be-
lieve Rumsfeld should resign
because the torture reflected a
widespread policy adopted by
the U.S. army .in Iraq and
maybe Afghanistan as well."
Rumsfeld took re-
sponsibility on Friday for
abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S.
troops and offered his "deep-
est apology" to victims during
U.S. Senate hearings broadcast
live in the Arab world as well
as the United States.
But Rumsfeld. said he
would not resign just to satisfy
his political enemies.
Many Arabs and Eu-
ropeans, however, said he
should quit.
Reinhard Buetikofer,

calm Arab anger

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U.S. ally in the Gulf, said the
abuses by American soldiers re-

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Baghdad,. (The New Yorker via Reuters)

government, said: "The minister
who is responsible for such
things must resign: Mr.
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Hussein's regime.
"For us in Kuwait
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Former South African
President Nelson Mandela
buried his first wife Evelyn
yesterday, nearly half a cen-
tury after the couple split up.
Mandela and his third
wife, Graca Machel, attended
the funeral in Johannesburg,
along with Mandela's second
wife, Winnie Madikizela-
Mandela, SAFM national radio
Mandela married

-the same prison, Abu Ghraib,
which held many Kuwaiti de-
tainees," Foreign Minister
Sheikh Mohammad al-Salem al-
Sabah was quoted as saying.
Arabic newspapers,
from Egypt's opposition al-
Wafd to Saudi Arabia's semi-of-
ficial Okaz, showed pictures of
Rumsfeld looking troubled with
his hands over his face.
The Arab News'dis-
missed Rumsfeld's order for a
review of the case.
"Rumsfeld's sugges-
tion that an independent inquiry
be set up into what happened
is a waste of time, and Iraqis
simply do not have time to
waste," it said. .
"If he resigns without
fuss, perhaps he may begin to
redeem himself by making a tiny
* contribution to the restoration
of America's good name in the
Underscoring emotions
in the Arab world, al-Wafd had
a picture of a dead Iraqi child
with the caption: "The new

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
Her job was to "make it hell"
for Iraqi prisoners so they
would talk, one of the six US.
soldiers accused of prisoner
abuse was quoted as saying
on Friday.
The Washington Post
reported that Spec. Sabrina
Harman told it in e-mail inter-
views that detainees were
handed over to her military po-
lice unit at the. Abu Ghraib
prison by military intelligence
officers, or by civilian contrac-
tors who conducted interroga-
She was assigned to
break the detainees down for in-
terrogation, Harman said in e-
mails this week from Baghdad,
the Post said on its Web site.
But she did not discuss specific
charges against herself.
"They would bring in
one to several prisoners at a
time already hooded and
cuffed," Harman, a military po-

Mongols massacre the children
of Iraq b'efore-the eyes of tihe
Of 60,000 respondents
to a poll on the Web site of lead-
ing Arabic satellite channel Al
Jazeera, some 87 percent said
the United States would be un-
able to improve its image among
Arabs and Muslims.
"I used to agree with
the American campaign in Iraq,
now I'm very reluctant, I don't
know if they are fulfilling, the
purpose they are meant to ful-
fil anymore," said Suliman
Buhaimed of the American Uni-
versity of Kuwait.
Rumsfeld failed to im-
press ordinary Iraqis, who suf-
fered three-decades of brutal
Saddam rule before insurgents
locked horns with U.S.-led oc-
cupying forces after last year's
"Apology is not
enough. What they have com-
mitted against the Iraqis won't
be erased from our memory,"
Taha Duraib Hussein, 41, a
shopowner in Baghdad, said.
"By committing these
atrocities, the Americans have
broken the trust between them
and the Iraqis and it's very dif-

lice reservist, was quoted as
saying. "The job of the MP
was to keep them awake, to
make it hell so they would talk."
A Pentagon spokes-
woman declined comment on
the Post article, saying the mat-
ter was under investigation.
The spokeswoman
also declined comment on
whether military intelligence of-
ficers or civilian contractors de-
livered prisoners to the Abu
Ghraib prison. The issue of who
was in charge of the prison dur-
ing the reported abuse was a
prominent one in hearings on
Capitol Hill on Friday.
A senior general, Air
Force Lt. Gen. Lance Smith,
said during one of the hearings
that Abu Ghraib had been put
under the control of military in-
telligence last November.
Rep. Heather Wilson,
a New Mexico Republican, told
the hearing she thought it was
contrary to Army regulations to

Mandela buries first wife

Evelyn Mase in 1944, the year
he co-founded the African Na-
tional Congress Youth League.
She supported Mandela from
her wage as a nurse while he
completed his law studies.
Mandela and Evelyn, a
cousin of his African National
Congress colleague Walter
Sisulu, had a daughter and two
sons, as well as another daugh-
ter who died at a few months

The marriage broke up,
partly under the strain of
Mandela's devotion to the anti-
apartheid cause, and the couple
divorced in 1957.
Evelyn later returned
to her native Transkei where she
ran a shop to support the chil-
One son, Madiba
Thembekile, never reconciled


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ficult to build it again," Salah
Wadie, 30, said.
President Bush, seek-
ing re-election in November,
sought to repair the U.S. image
by pledging on Arab television
last week that Americans behind
the prisoner abuse and killings
of detainees would be punished.
A number of European
newspapers said the scandal sig-
nalled the failure of Bush's Iraq
"If Rumsfeld takes re-
sponsibility for what happened
in Iraqi prisons, as he declared
yesterday in the Senate, his
only to resign,"
leading Spanish daily El Pais
French left-wing
daily Liberation said: "The
torture was not the work of a
handful of corrupt criminals
... They were really the dis-
ciplined cogs of a system ig-
norant of the Geneva Con-
vention (on treatment of pris-

put military police under the
control of military intelligence.
Harman, 26, said that
prisoners at Abu Ghraib were
stripped, searched and then
"made to stand or kneel for
hours." Sometimes they were
forced to stand on boxes or hold
boxes or to exercise to tire them
out, she said.
"The person who
brought them in would set the
standards on whether or not to
'be nice,"' she said.
.The Post said
Harman was one of the soldiers
who posed for a photograph
next to naked Iraqi detainees
stacked in a pyramid.
The article said she
had been charged with strik-
ing detainees and attaching
wires to a prisoner's hands
while he stood on a box with
his head covered. She is ac-
cused of telling him if he fell
off the box, he would be elec-
trocuted, the Post said.

with his father after the divorce
and died in a car crash in 1969.
Mandela was refused leave from
jail to attend the funeral.
A year after the di-
vorce, Mandela married Winnie
Madikizela, a glamorous social
worker who stood by him
through 27 years of imprison-
ment and became the darling of
the ANC but separated two
years after his release in 1990.
Evelyn spent much of
her later years working as a
Jehovah's Witness mission-

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in Brazil in December as part
of an initiative to give devel-
oping nations a bigger voice
in world affairs, Brazil's for-
eign minister said yesterday.
Celso Amorim told
Reuters after talks with the Arab
League in Cairo that the meet-
ing of up to 34 heads of state
was expected to focus on politi-
cal relations as well as trade, in-
vestment and technical coopera-
The summit is the
brainchild of Brazilian President
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who
floated the proposal to Arab
leaders during a tour of the
Middle East late last year.
"It's firm now that it
should be in the early part of
December but we are still fine-
tuning the date... It looks more.
like the 8th and the 9th (of De-
cember)," Amorim said.
He said Brazil was
not seeking to strengthen south-
south relations at the expense of
ties with the United States and
Europe but rather to explore
new opportunities for coopera-
"We should know
each other better than we do
now. That will be helpful for the
world as a whole because we
will create more balanced rela-

tions, less dependent relations,
in a pragmatic and non-confron-
tational way," he added.
Some 10 million of
Brazil's 175 million population
are of Arab descent, including
more Lebanese than live in Leba-
non. But contacts between Arab
countries and South America
have been limited compared to
those between most other pairs
of regions.
The summit will be
the first of its kind and Amorim
said it could become a regular
Arab countries are ex-
pected to look for solidarity
from South American countries
on the Israeli-Palestinian con-
flict and the future of U.S.-oc-
cupied Iraq.
Amorim said: "We
feel a lot of solidarity with the
Arab countries. Of course we

Haiti's interim Prime Minis-
ter Gerard Latortue is "very
optimistic," and he has rea-
son to be. Latortue returned
to Haiti beaming from US$40
million more in additional
funding from the George
Bush administration and
promises of additional assis-
tance to his struggling nation
from various international

have good relations with Israel
as well, but we do show soli-
darity with Arab countries in
our voting iin the U.N. General
Assembly and other bodies.
But the summit will
also cover trade, investment and
technical cooperation. Lula's
government has been pressing
for free trade deals between the
South American trading group
Mercosur and other regions.
Mercosur has a
framework trade agreement with
India and is working on similar
arrangements with South Africa
and Egypt.
The minister timed
his visit to Cairo to coincide
with a meeting of Arab for-
eign ministers preparing for
an Arab summit expected to
take place in Tunis later this

The $40M in emer-
gency U.S. funds will be
funnelled to Haiti this year,
State Department officials con-
firmed to Knight Ridder news-
papers yesterday. The money,
which will be pulled from other
programs, is in addition to the
$55 million already allocated for
He headed for his

Critics balk at

Toledo's choice

for Peru minister

By Robin Emmott
LIMA, Peru, (Reuters) Poli-
ticians and commentators yes-
terday condemned the ap-
pointment of Peru's new inte-
rior minister as the latest
misstep by deeply unpopular
President Alejandro Toledo.
'Worse, impossible',
ran the headline of the daily
Peru.21 after Toledo chose long-
time fishing executive Javier
Reategui, a friend and founding
member of his Peru Posible
party, to maintain national secu-
rity in the world's No. 2 cocaine
Reategui, who was
sworn in on Friday night, has
been in and out of Toledo's Cabi-
net three times in almost three
years as fishing minister, trans-
port minister and production
His appointment was a

former hometown of Miami
yesterday where he is sched-
uled to participate in a forum
on Haiti's future. Later this
week, he travels to France to
meet with members of the Eu-
ropean Union.
The effort on
Latortue's part is aimed at
drumming up financial sup-
port for the beleaguered
economy aid especially to
create jobs and to help rebuild
the Haitian National Police.
During his just con-

surprise; Prime Minister Carlos
Ferrero had said the new min-
ister would be an independent.
"He has little knowl-
edge or experience in issues re-
lated to the interior ministry,"
said Benedicto Jimenez, former
head of Peru's anti-terrorist po-
: Reategui left the Cabi-
net in a February reshuffle af-
ter Toledo replaced several
members of his party with in-
dependents to prove his gov-
ernment was transparent and
ward off calls for early elec-
Opposition lawmak-
ers.said they feared Reategui's
return meant more party, poli-
ticians in government.
"Evidently there is
going to be an invasion of
people linked to the govern-
ment in posts for which they
are not qualified," said oppo-

eluded three-day visit,
Latortue reportedly had an im-
promptu run-in with Bush
while meeting with national se-
curity adviser Condoleezza
Rice. He also met with U.S.
Secretary of State Colin
Powell, members of Congress
and representatives from the
Organization of American
States, USAID and the Inter-
American Development Bank,
World Bank and International
Monetary Fund. -

Arab-South America

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sition lawmaker Jose Barba.
El Comercio newspa-
per said Reategui's appointment
showed "the improvisation and
mediocrity that increasingly.sur-
rounds the crucial decisions of
the head of state."
Toledo has an ap-
proval rating of just eight per
cent. He has replaced five min-
isters and lost his vice president
in the last six months as influ-
ence-peddling scandals have
damaged his nearly three-year-
old administration.
"I think Reategui will
just a be puppet figure in this
post. He won't do a good job
and I doubt he will last very
long," said dentist Carlos
Garcia, 40, out buying a news-
Reategui's immediate
task is to restore faith in the
underfunded police, after April
protests in the southern town of
iave ended in the killing of the
Congress censured
former Interior' Minister
Fernando Rospigliosi on
Wednesday over his handling of
the violence, forcing his resigna-
Reategui will also
need to confront Peru's coca
growers, who are in Lima this
week to protest U.S.-backed
eradication of the crop. He
must also deal with the Shin-
ing Path rebel group, which
is far weaker than in the
1980s and 1990s, but remains
on Washington's list of terror

Latortue gets USS40M

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S" I I ROMqIaCl, M ay 9, 2004

Caricom's OAS mov


IT HAS come as nzo surprise that the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) is now seeking the involvement
of the Organisation ofAmerican States (OAS) for an
independent probe into'the circumstances of the dramatic
departure from office on February 29 of Haiti's lawfully
elected President, Jean Bertrand Aristide.
The Community's call for an international probe to verify
Aristide's claim and widespread suspicion, in and out of Haiti,
that he was forcibly removed.from office, was consistent with
its known commitment' to democratic norms, respect for the
rule of law and awareness 'of the implications of legitimate
governments being deposed by armed rebellions and political
Having originally urged an international probe under United
Nations auspices, CARICOM leaders have had to review such
a course, then switched' gears as it became apparent that
influential nations on the, UN Security Council that had no
interest in such an investigation, would use their enormous
influence to block the move.
By going the OAS route, as finalised at last week's meeting
of the CARICOM Bureau in St. John's, Antigua, .the
Community is putting the hemispheric body to the test of
responding positively to:its own "democratic charter" as
approved by its member states.
The OAS would be aware of how and why its involvement
had become necessary in the extra-parliamentary attempts to
oust President Hugo Chavez from power in Venezuela. Also of
its joint statement, issued on February 13 this year, in support
of the CARICOM Initiative for constitutional governance and
respect for the rule of law in Haiti, while President Aristide
was still in office.

Stand of Caribbean

envoy tipped for

OAS NO.2 spot

Caribbean diplomat who is in
line to become the next
Assistant Secretary General
of the Organisation of
American States (OAS) has
been busy this past week in
Miami and Washington
holding aloft the banner for
CARICOM as an "integral
part" of the international
politics in the Western
At 46, Albert. R. Ramdin
who has an impressive career in
public service that also spans
offices with the Caribbean
Community and the OAS, could
be the third Caribbean national
to hold the number two spot at
the 34-member hemispheric
organisation in June 2005.
Previous nationals of
CARICOM who have served
with distinction, each for two
consecutive terms as Assistant
Secretary of the OAS were
Barbados-born Val Mc Comie,
and, secondly, Trinidad and
Tobago's Christopher Thomas.
Now, for the first time in
the 30-year history of
CARICOM, a national of
Suriname, which became a
member of the Community
some nine years ago, is widely
expected to be the new OAS
Assistant Secretary General as
a consensus candidate.
Within days of last month's
Seventh Meeting of
CARICOM's Council for
Foreign and Community
Relations (COFCOR) in
Barbados that commended his
candidacy for endorsement at
the coming 25th CARICOM
Summit in Grenada in July,

Ramdin was engaged in
presentations at a retreat of US
Congressional Staff in Miami
and later participated in a forum
of the influential think-tank,
Inter-American Dialogue in
At what was basically an
intellectual ideas-sharing
occasion, the Retreat of US
Congressional Staff reportedly
learnt of Ramdin's perspectives
on US-Caribbean relations in the
post-Cold War phase, with a
particular focus on current
developments and conflict
situations that included Cuba
and Haiti.
While the May 1
Congressional Staff Retreat in
Miami was largely a private
affair that benefitted from the
Surinamese envoy's ideas on
how and why concerted efforts
should be made to improve
Caribbean-US relations, the
Inter-American Dialogue (IAD)
forum in Washington on May 5
was of an open, public nature.
The LAD profiles itself as
"the premier centre for policy
analysis, exchange and
communication on issues in
Western Hemisphere affairs"
and encourages cooperative
responses to key hemispheric
problems and opportunities,

At last Wednesday's panel
focus on 'CARICOM in
Action', the Jamaica-born
Caribbean economist and
diplomat, Richard Bernal,
Director General of the
Caribbean Regional Negotiating
Machinery (CRNM) also
spoke on trade issues of

importance to this region.
Ramdin, currently
Suriname's ambassador to the
OAS and Adviser on Caribbean
Affairs to OAS Secretary
General Cesar Gaviria who
retires from office next month -
presented an overview of
CARICOM's more recent role
in helping to strengthen the
Inter-American System in terms
of inter-state relations as well as
"the increasing relevance of
collective policy-making as an
effective vehicle for consensus
building, shared action and
advancing principled positions".
The former CARICOM
Assistant Secretary General
for Foreign and Community
Relations feels that the
. insertion of sovereign
Caribbean nations in the
global economy has opened
up opportunities for market
expansion as well as "threats
towards the' development of
indigenous production
Additionally, he has
pointed to opportunities
provided by CARICOM,
although a comparatively small
player, for "political
engagement and 'power-play',
together with possibilities of
conflict and disagreement".
Acknowledging that it
remains as a "work in progress",
Ramdin told the LAD forum that
"fundamental principles
underlying and determining"
CARICOM's foreign policy,
can be identified as: peace.
solidarity, proximity and
security (in hemispheric
relations), as well as
"'pragmatism" in response to

global and hemispheric
Conscious of current
tension in CARICOM USA
relations, aggravated over
developments in Haiti, but also
including the Community's
unwavering solidarity with
Cuba, Ramdin offered an
interesting observation:
Relations with" the USA are
"proximity and security-
driven", he said, while
"solidarity and proximity" are
guiding principles in the shaping
of political relations and
engagement with Cuba, Haiti
and, to a lesser extent,

In what was viewed as an
extension of concerns expressed
at the earlier Congressional Staff
Retreat on the need for positive
elements of engagement in US-
CARICOM relations,. the
Surinamese envoy has given
friendly advice to a Washington
While no one would argue
that CARICOM-US relations
should be "a positive and
friendly one for both sides", it
is "wrong", he feels, to advocate
the perception that "good
CARICOM-US relations
benefit only CARCOM and, as
a consequence, "bad relations
will be detrimental to the
CARICOM nations".
Ramdin thinks that if
"convinced and supported",
CARICOM as a group can be
of "major importance" in not
only translating US foreign
policy, but also in increasing its
acceptance such policy beyond

this sub-region and hemisphere.
He also noted that
CARICOM's involvement with
Haiti -.pre and post-Jean
Bertrand Aristide offers a
historic "test case" in
demonstrating its ability to
successfully help resolve a
political crisis in its own
In this regard, he has made
a point of immediate relevance,
namely that as of now, "there
is no fixed set of rules and
guiding principles in the
political, legal and operational
structures of the Caribbean
Community on how to respond
to conflicts..."
It is an observation that
would hdld no surprise to the
framers and implementers of
CARICOM policies, but one
that perhaps should be given
more focused attention as the
Community becomes
increasingly caught up with

sensitive conflict resolutions.
For the Suriname
Government of President
Runaldo Venetiaan, ambassador
Ramdin who is married to the
Trinidadian national Charmaine
Baksh brings to the candidacy
for OAS Assistant Secretary
General "extensive experience in
multilateral diplomacy, intimate
knowledge of the Inter-
American System and proven
leadership ability and
management expertise" as well
as profound respect and
understanding of the role of the
OAS in hemispheric
developments in general.
Albert Ramdin is clearly
losing no time In profiling
the role of CARICOM as he
understands it in an
integrated partnership role in
hemispheric developments,
as he looks forward to being
elected to the OAS number
two post

Knives out as

Indian campaign

ends with insults

By Simon Denyer

NEW DELHI (Reuters) India's mammoth election
campaign ended yesterday with both main parties trading
insults as exit and opinion polls showed., a close race to
the finish line.
Much is at stake in a campaign that began with the ruling
party of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, buoyed by a
booming economy, confident of victory but now finding the.
main opposition Cofigress party doing better than expected.
Monday's last round of the three-week poll, the world's
largest democratic exercise, is the toughest for Vajpayee's
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which leads the ruling coalition.
Opinion polls predict the BJP and its allies will
struggle to win more than a third of the seats being
(Please see page seven)
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re on Aristide's probe

It is expected that the influences that wpuld have been at-
play in blocking a.probe by the UN will also be in evidence
within the councils of the OAS. But if no one has anything to
hide in the downfall of the Aristide presidency, then they should
in no way place hurdles to prevent the independent probe being
sought by CARICOM.

Whatever the final outcome of this latest initiative by
CARICOM, the Community; and in particular its "core
group" on Haiti, as well as Secretary General Edwin
Carrington, can take comfort from, the awareness of the
region's peoples that a principled stand was taken and
followed through on the interruption of the democratic
process in that crisis-ridden Caribbean state.
The Community's refusal to genuflect to immense pressures
to do business as usual with the interim regime in Haiti, even
in the face of insensitive and immature public statements by
interim Prime Minister Gerard LaTortue, also remains a proud
moment for the Caribbean people who well appreciate that
powerful friendly foreign states should not take our pride and
dignity for granted.
Mr. LaTortue last week made an appeal for CARICOM's
cooperation during a visit to Washington where he had a meeting
with U.S. Secretary of State and a private session with OAS
It is a pity that he did not consider displaying such a sensible.
attitude earlier rather than making contemptuous remarks about
CARICOM as a figure of an interim regime whose mandate
remains in doubt. He was to further complicate matters by

foolishly embracing criminal elements and armed rebels as
freedom m fighters".
Since Haiti remains a full-fledged member of
CARICOM, we expect the modalities of a working
arrangement between' the Community and the regime in
* Port-au-Prince to evolve.
So long, that is, firm plans are being pursued for the early
restoration of constitutional government based on
internatiohally supervised and competitive, free and fair
elections, with no prior restraint on Aristide's Lavalas party.
:, We also expect that at some stage, sooner the better,
the ousted Aristide's right to return to his homeland, and
not lbe treated as a pariah, will be given meaningful
expressionss by all concerned.

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contested on Monday and could leave his coalition
short of a majority.
The campaign has become nastier as the race has narrowed,
* leaving investors nervousiabout the poll's outcome.
"Today, the BJP is adhxious. Their coalition is unravelling
.and they are looking for new partners," Gandhi, dressed in a
maroon and cream sari, told thousands of flag-waving supporters.
i sweltering heat in the capital yesterday.
Gandhi, in her final rally for the campaign, accused the BJP
of targeting religious minorities,:rampant corruption during its
five-year rule1 and throwing thousands out of work by privatising
state companies. .
Leading! BJP campaigner Narendra Modi has used
every opportunity to attack the foreign origin of Gandhi,
the Italian-born widow of assassinated former Prime
Minister Rajiv Gandhi,
Speaking: at a rally in the southern state of Tamil Nadu,.
where Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, Gandhi responded by
saying she was ready to suffer the same fate as her husband
and her mother-in-law. Indira Gandhi, who was also
S"As I stand on this soil with which the blood, of my
husband has mingled, I say I will not hesitate to share this
honour," she said.

The latest by NDTV and the Indian Express newspaper
predicted the BJP and its allies would pick up just 67. of the
182 seats at stake in the final round of voting in 16 states
That would leave them with between 240 and 260 seats
overall in the 545-member lower house of parliament, short of
a majority, the poll said, and well down on the number of seats
in the last parliament.
Vajpayee called the election six months early to capitalise
on a strong economy, a good monsoon and improving ties with
old foe Pakistan.
But his party's campaign motto, 'India shining', appears
to have backfired among the country's impoverished rural:
masses, who feel excluded from an economic resurgence that
has mainly benefited the urban middle class.
Gandhi said 'India Shining' meant nothing more th anhigher
prices for the poor and was benefiting a select few.
The BJP has now shifted tack, concentrating instead on,
promoting itself as the only pirty capable of forming a coalition
in the fractious world of.Indian politics. '
"The BJP changed'track mid-way and has since been
campaigning on a platform of stability. Whether this is
enough to salvage the election for the alliance is another
matter," C. Rammanohar Reddy wrote in the Hindu
idia's financial markets have been spooked by the prospect
.hung parliament, worried that Vajpayee. might have to
amble for the support of smaller parties to form a government
ridWas a result soft-pedal on much-needed economic reforms.
A win for the Congress party and its allies would probably
,be greeted even more negatively by the financial markets;, with
Congress likely to depend on left-wing parties for support in
what could be, an unstable coalition, asts say.
Tomorrow's round is concentrated in Tamil Naiuu and the
communist bastion of West Bengal, both large states where the
BJP has little presence and is dependent on regional partners.
Yesterday. :r '--ds of common activists s rode bicycles
around the street. o 'iVcs Ic ,. : .... ti ui, Calcutta, flying the
red hammer and sickle-flag of then pa.
Vajpayee addressed rallies in the northern states of Punjab
and Himachal Pradesh, while his deputy, Lal Krishna Advani,
campaigned in Tamil Nadu and neighboring Kerala.
Counting of all votes will take place on May 13 with a
result expected the same day.

By Rickey Singh

(The following column -s
reprinted from Friday
weekly 'Our Caribbear
column, courtesy of th
'Weekend Nation' of

YET another Caribbean
Prime Minister has
considered it necessary to call
for a Code of Ethics for
professional practitioners of
the media to avoid
abusing peoples' rights and
undermining the very
freedoms journalists wish to
defend and foster.
This time, it was the Prime.

Minister 'of Trinidad and
Tobago, Patrick Manning, who
was lamenting perceived sins of
the media in his address on'
Monday at the opening session
of a three-day Commonwealth-
Caribbean: Media Conference
which concluded at the St.
Augustine Campus of the UWI
on Wednesday..
Similar concerns had
previously been expressed by
the Prime Minister of St. Lucia,
Kenny Anthony, at the time of
the. official inauguration in
January 2003 of-the Eastern
Caribbean Press .Council
S A.nthony, who has lead
responsibility for Governance
and i ; Justice among
CARICOM Heads of
Government, in welcoming
the initiatives that 'resulted
in the formation of the
ECPC, for which some 14
newspapers of the sub-region
had committed themselves to
support, had nAted in his
feature address:
"Everyone benefits from
ethical practices media owners
or publishers, practitioners of
the jrnalism.- profession, as
well as consi-mers of
information". He said that a
Code of Practice, such as
advocated by the ECPC.
"induces a sense of comfort, if
not security, for benchmarks
exist to measure infractions and

To bear the fruit
Of God's civilizations
To watch them grow
With sweet innocence

To weep, to laugh, to hold
Heads high or bow in
Anguish as the fruit
< Of thy womb
Chooses different paths...
Some to gilded glors... Others
To the honest simplicity
While others err and walk
The glittering path to
Dark shame and damnation

foster:ethical standards in the'
interest of the media and-

For his. part, Prime
Minisi er Manning, in
under coring the value of
me practitioners
.ng 'to defined
.ical' professional
practices, warned that
'"considerable amount of
bias, character
assassination and
slander" should not be
made "synonymous
with professional
There are some well-
placed media
practitioners and
decision-makers who
* frown on statements by
politicians, particularly
those heading
-when they point
to deficiencies in PRIME
the media and
complain against a
-"disregard for truth". It
may be tempting for
journalists to call for a,
code of ethics also.for
politicians. But that
would not excuse the
media deficits known to
the public.
Some of the worse*
violators of established
ethical practices are
.those within the region's.
media who often
p Passionately beat their
breasts as "champions of
press freedom" while
displaying callous disregard for
codes of ethics, or willing to
give meaningful support for
independent bodies that seek to

Such is the burden of notherhoo
To laugh, to cry, to forgive, to hope ;
To comfort, to beg Almighty Cod
For leniency on a child's behalf


ror mothUuerhi(od strives tbeond
The task of giving birth
Motherhood is the sanctity of
The warmth and practical wisdf
Ofa pei'enial friend.

Workers (CAMWORK), that
was my privilege to lead for
some ten years, had initially
resisted signing on to the code
of conduct that accompanied
CAMWORK's constitution,
and then continued its foot-
dragging on a code of ethics of
its own.
.There are Directors of
Public Prosecution and Judges
in CARICOM who have also
pointed to the need for the
media to establish code 'of
ethics. Establishment is one
thing, enforcement is, of
course, another.
To ensure compliance, it
is necessary to have vibrant,
functioning bodies. There is
'the rub. It would seem that
once created, such bodies,
national or regional, fail to
get the level of support
required to function
effectively and with any
certainty of purpose. After
the demise of the Caribbean
Press Council, the jury is
still out on the future of the
ECPC., We must keep hope

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Today, as the fledgling
ECPC struggles for survival'
amid the prevailing apathy of
those who fail to match rhetoric
with practical support, the new
President of the Media
Association of Trinidad and
Tobago (MATT), John Victor,
in reacting to Prime Minister
Manning's plea for' ethical
behaviour, said the association
was "giving serious
consideration" to establishing a
code of practice for local
Good for this latest MATT
assurance. But I have heard that
before. MATT, as a former
'affiliate of the now defunct
Caribbean Association of Media

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UG, Chinese University sign MOU

THE University of Guyana
(UG) on Friday signed a
Memorandum of Understand-
ing (MOU) with the Fujian
Agriculture and Forestry Uni-
versity of China, to engage in
a number of activities includ-
ing technical assistance and
training, joint research and
exchange of staff, undergradu-
ate and graduate students.
Professor Wang
Yusheng, Chairman of the Gen-
eral Council of Fujian Agriculture
and Forestry University, and Dr.
James Rose, Vice Chancellor of
UG were signatories to the
MOU. The signing took place at
the UG administration building,
Turkeyen Campus.
Professor Yusheng led
a team of officials who arrived
in Guyana yesterday on a four-
day visit. Other members of the
team are: Professor. Lin Zhanxi,
Director of Mushroom Research
Institute, Professor, Zhang
Muqing, Vice -Director of the
Sugar Cane Research Institute,
Associate Professor Ding Yi,

Dean of the College of Commu-
nications and Associate Profes-
sor Zhu Pengfi, Head of the
Foreign Affairs.
The team met with
officials of the University
and UG's Faculty of Agricul-
ture and Forestry. Prior to
these meetings, they made
courtesy calls on Mr. John
Isaacs, Permanent Secretary
of the Ministry of Foreign
Trade and International Co-
operation, Minister of Educa-
tion Dr. Henry Jeffrey and
UG's Pro-chancellor Dr.
Prem Misir.

University of Guyana, Vice-
Chancellor, Dr. James Rose
(left) receives a copy of the
MOU from Chairman of the
Fujian Agriculture and For-
estry University of China,
Professor Wang Yusheng,
shortly after the signing.

A growing company is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill the
following positions at our Regent St. branch:

Truck Drivers (3)
Applicants must be at least 28 years of age, have a sound secondary
education, be the holder of a valid car/van/lorry licence and have at
least five (5) years driving experience.
Starting rate $220/hrsubject to qualifications and experience

Forklift Operators (2)
Applicants must have a sound secondary education; five (5) years
experience in a similar capacity and be the holder'of a valid drivers
Starting rate $200/hr-subject to qualifications and experience

Customs Clerk (1)
Applicants should posses passes in five (5) subjects (CXC or GCE)
inclusive of Maths and English, be at least 25 years of age and able
to successfully prepare and pass customs entries. Four (4) years
experience in this field is necessary.
Starting salary $50,000/mth-subject to qualifications and experience

Male Warehouse Clerks (2)
Applicants should posses passes in five (5) subjects (CXC or GCE)
inclusive of Maths and English, have a minimum of 5 years
experience in a similar capacity and be at least 28 years of age.
Driving experience / drivers licence will be an advantage.
Starting rate $220/hr-subject to qualifications and experience

Confidential Secretary (1)
The ideal candidate must be mature, computer literate (Microsoft
Office), able to work with minimum supervision and have passes in
five (5) subjects (CXC or GCE). A working experience of five (5)
years is necessary.
Starting salary $50,000/mth-subject to qualifications and experience

Accounts Clerk (1)
Candidates should posses passes in five (5) subjects (CXC or GCE)
including Maths, English and Accounts and have five (5) years
experience in a similar capacity or CAT level 11 and 2 years
experience. Applicants must be computer literate (Microsoft office).
Knowledge and experience of Peachtree accounting will be an
Starting salary $ 36,000/mth-subject to qualifications and experience

Cashier (1)
Candidates should posses passes in five (5) subjects (CXC or GCE)
including Maths and English together with four (4) years experience
in a similar capacity.
Starting salary $ 30,00/mth-subjet to qualifications and experience

Please send applications including contact number of the applicant,
names, addresses and telephone numbers of two references to:
The General Manager
P.O. Box # 10451
Closing date for applications is May 25th, 2004

The positions applied for must be clearly indicated on the
bottom right hand comer of the envelope.

Family focus

THE National Commission
on the Family in observance
of International Day of the
Family, has organised a week

of activities beginning today
to mark the occasion and is
urging participation of all

DEC.COM Mother's Day

hampers available up to noon

MOTHERS on the PMTCT Programme being ser-
viced by DEC.COM 'Package of Love' Care and Support
Group, who have not yet uplifted their Mother's Day ham-
pers are asked to note that the doors of their Boarda Of-
fice will be open between 10:00 and 12:00 hours today to
facilitate delivery to such persons.
Mothers unable to drop in may authorise a repre-
sentative who will be required to furnish proper identifi-
cation. "
The Members of DEC.COM take this opportunity
to wish their mothers a very Happy Mother's Day 2004.

The Commission in a
press release said the events
planned are intended to focus
on the ifmily during this period
every year.
The objective of the
programme is to inspire and
motivate families to be there for
each other, to live in love, peace
and unity, and to allow family
love make a difference in
The Commission said
it expects that all families will
celebrate today in their own tra-
ditional way, honouring mothers
as part of the observances for In-
ternational Day of the Family.
One of the highlights
of the week of activities is a
panel discussion on both radio
and television on Wednesday
with the participants being men
who will focus on their own role
in family life.
There will be a call in
segment on NCN mid-morning
programme, 'Conversation Tree'
that will feature three members

of the National Commission.
Members of the public will be
invited to call in by telephone
to share., their views or experi-
ences or put questions to the
On Friday, there will
be a commentary broadcast by
Chairman of the National Com-
mission, Mr. Fredrick Cox, and
the following day, a message by
Minister within the Ministry of
Labour, Human Services and
Social Security, Ms. Bibi
The week of ac-
tivities will end with a cul-
tural programme at the
Concert Hall, City Hall. It
will feature short musical
renditions performed by
families representing vari-
ous religious faiths. The
guest speaker at this event
will be Minister of Labour,
Human Services and So-
cial Security, Dr. Dale

2 io ic s ol

runa a

TWENTY Assistant Prison Of-
ficers have concluded the Basic
Recruit Training Course, and
a presentation ceremony was
held at the Guyana Prisons
Headquarters, Brickdath, yes-
After eight weeks of hard
work, the officers will now return
to their respective prison locations
to execute their duties. Participants
came from the Georgetown, New
Amsterdam, Timehri. Lusignan
and Prisons.
Recruitment and Train-
ing Officer,-Colin Howard, in an

invited comment to the Gov-
ernment Information Agency
(GINA), said that he is pleased
with the enthusiasm shown by
the participants.
The training was di-
vided into three phases. Phase
One was completed on April 2
last, when the officers show-
cased their drill technique; on
the Nation.i Cultural Centre
Tarmac at a passing out parade.
Weapons training and
unarmed combat constituted
Phase Two, and the just com-
pleted Phase Three included

prisons welfare, basic prison
management, officers' welfare,
morale development, human
rights/ minimum rules and basic
English Language.
The Prison Officers will
be able to improve relationships
with inmates and the public and
now have an excellent knowledge
of the prisons environment.
"The training 'ese of-
ficers received will .fit .the
Guyara Prisons Se ,.'S)
and the country," sa Howard.
Best Graduating Offic-
ers was Prea Dasraj from the

Prison Headquatters.
directorate staff wei
source persons, with sev
eternal agencies lending thei..
port, including the Guyana H.
man Rights Association
(GHRA) and the University of
Guyana (UG).
This is the first
trailing session for
200.- .nd three other
sessions are listed for
the year. The next one
is scheduled for May

SUMNAY CHCLa 9M 2004 .. 9. 2

party' pro

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COURTS Guyana Inc.,
yesterday launched its.
'Wedding Party' promo-
tion with a bevy- of
beautiful firides and a
.few handsome grooms
at the furniture giant's
Main Street store..
Anticipating the
usual excitement associ-
ated w ith June. the month
of brides, the promotion is
geared at hellring couples
to hate a fania_-tic and
impresi'e weddin.

The outfits, which
. were designed by Olympia
Small-Soonaram,. De
Natalie Smith and Wandia
Ward, were impressive.
.lThe model por-
trayed mostly lilac outfits
for brides and bride'sinaids
of varying statistics and
preferences .in' both con-
%entional and contempo-
rar\ selecUtons. whilee the.
men also'sho%%cased lilac
shirts and dark-coloured


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Courts' Karen
'Raphael said that the pro-
motion is aimed'also at
highlighting possible. gifts
that would be most suitable
for any wedding occasion.
"It's our first
ever' i-store fashion
display showcasing
our local designers'"
bridal outfits, which
are in various
*colours and styles
,for 2004?" She said.


'Grooms' decked out in siits designed by Guyanese, De
Natalie Smith.

Census report handed over to

Board of Bureau of Statistics
(GiNA) THE Preliminary Report on the National Housing
and Census Exercise was 3esterda) handed over to the Board
of the Bureau of Statistics. The report was handed over by
Chief Statistician, Lennox Benjamin."
Members oflthe Board are Chairman, Minisier of Finance -
Saisnarne Kovlessar, Goermor, Bank of Guyana, Dolly Singh:
Deryck Bernard, 'People's National Congress/ Reform ana
,Mohandan Goolsarran, National Centre for Education Resource De-
S Members of the Board itll now study the findings after
* which they are expected to make a pubbc release.
The census. exercise is the monitoring of the population
at a particular period of time. This includes local and foreign per-
sons who are in at that ume. The first phase of the cen-,.
.us exercise, the court. was conducted in September 2002. .
Monitoring of the population was grouped under two
broad headings institutional population and non-institutional
population.'The last census exercise in Guyana was done more
, than ten years ago.

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Their locally-designed wedding gowns strike
a pose. .

TENDERS are invited for providing

to President's College.
Phone: 229-2940, 229-2328
t for more details..
Sealed Tenders must be submitted to:
S Principal
President's College
not later than16:00 hrs. on 21st May, 2004


'[i] quality Assurance Officer, ..
Must have at least 2 years experienceiin. the food
processing industry. '
Must have at least 5 CXC subjects.
A. science background -will be an asset.
Must be able to work with minimum supervision..

[21 Supervisors to work in Food-Proeqsing Plant.
Must be-able to supervise effectively.
Experience in the Food Processing Industry Will be
an asset.
S Must have a sound secondary education..:

PO Box #101469
Closing date for applications is May 29, 2004.

DENMARK, would .like to :contact
Danish Citizens presently' visiting or.
residing in Guyana. .
Persons are asked .tfo please make
-ontact with the consulate at their earliest:
opportunity: -
62 Hadfield & Cross Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
-Tel: 226-4978
Robin M.S. Stoby, S.C. -'
Honourary Consul of Denmark




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1. His son's
.............had dramatically
changed his entire life.

3. The ...............
prepared and presented a very
interesting paper on the new.
7. Middle' English

9. Soil
10. Formal Practice or
12. Favourite Parent
13. Distant

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is inviting applications from suitably quafied persons
to fill the position of

The Job:
This position is ideal for a career lawyer looking to work in a specified part of the public sector
with a high level or responsibility. .Your work will have direct influence on key policy and
legislative work. You will be put on fast learning curve and will be given flexibililyandtraining
opportunities in return for your commitment You will be a part of a small, highlytechnical team
that is instrumental in establishing anew regulatory regime for insurance and pensions and will:
have akey role in establishing arobustlegalframework.

The incumbent will provide advice and interpretation to the Office of the Commissioner of
insurance( "the OCI') on all legal matters pertaining to the functioning of the CI and general
administration of the Insurance Act 1998, and in the exercise of his/herfunctionsshali conform
with any generalorspecial directions givento him/herby the Commissioneroflnsrance.

In orderto be considered forthis unique opportunity you:

Have knowledgeof and ideally at least 3 years'workingexperience w withefegal
profession in applicable business and commercial areas, although newlyquaified
lawyers will be considered.
Are able to prepare case work for senior counsel if necessary or nato g I a
-* Should becomputerliterate,
S Are ableto self-motivateandworkwell as partofateam.

Specific knowledge of and woldng experience within the relevant ud

Salary and Other Benefits:
A competitive benefit package will be offered that reflects the successful applicahrs experience.
and qualifications.

Applications together with Curriculum Vitae must include the name and addresses of two
references and should be sentto no laterthan Friday May 14, 2004 to:

16. To Fasten
17. A pad of writing paper
secured along one edge. (Abbr.)
20. Thyroid stimulating
ixmanem -
23. An Urban district op-
posite Windsor on the Thames
Riv, England.
26. Of infrequent occur-
27. The contents of his
shirt pocket were lost when
tey ai inothe ..........
28. To speak in a weak,

-29. A Chinese unit of
lksgt pmximately one third
30. Most young men are
an aced to............ girls.
32. Officer of censorship.
33. Having a natural or ha-
bitual tendeacy.
34. The cleansing of the
body with water or other liq-


2- Hectometer (s)
(Abnte) ,
4._ A destructive and in-
j-nous modest
5. Preposition
6. Hndnost
An epoch
9. Noisy talk
11- To aonny or weary
14. Suffix small, little
15. To regard with re-

18. Unsteady
* 19. To Slain
ESm 2E al(Abb.)
24. Neon (Abbr.)
25. Babies do it a lot.
2& Pact oflocal authority.
3'c ou-i ynwen
''' 31. Chief Accountant

The Commissioner of Insurance
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Kingston, Georgetown


1. Any number of different entries may be submitted, but each
must be on the form published in either the Sunday Chronicle or
Wednesday's Guyana Chronicle.
2. Each entry costs $20.
3. Cheques and stamps will not be accepted. Consequently, en-
tries accompanied by any of these will be declared invalid and re-
turned un-checked.
4. Each entry must be completed in ink (not pencil) and be accompa-
nied by the na and address of the sender also written in ink, in the space
provided under each coupon. Entries in red ink will be disqualified.
5. Cash must not be remitted through the mail. Entries placed
in available boxes should be accompanied by notes to the value of
each entry or entries.
6. Judging will take place every other week.
7. Coupons of eth pe puzzlewilln be published on Sundays and Wednes-
8. Entries must reach the office of Guyana National Newspa-
pers Limited, Lama Avenue, Bel Air, Georgetown not later than 15.30
hrs or 3:30 p.m. on the Friday of judging. Residents of Essequibo
must deposit their entries at Anna Regina and Charity Post Offices,
not later than 16:00 hrs or 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday of the
week of judging. In the other areas outside of Georgetown, the
entries must be placed by 16:00 hrs or 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, in
the week of the judging of the Crossword.]
9. The official solution will be published the following Sunday
along with the winning entry or entries and the official solution.
10. In the event that a player requests a recheck, he or she.
must first lodge the sum of $500 at our office in Georgetown, Lin-
den or New Amsterdam before the recheck is done, and this NOT
later than 10:00 hrs or 10:00 a.m. on the Tuesday following the
11. The $500 lodged for the recheck will be refunded.
along with the prize money
If the player requesting the recheck proves to be correct.
If the claim is not conrec the sut lodged for the recheck will be
escheated. "-'
12. Management reserves the right to reject any entry or en-
tries which it considers mutilated, illegibly written, or on which these
are erasures or evidence that more than one letter has been written
in each space provided on the entry form.
13. The competition can be discontinued without any notice.
14. Winners in Georgetown are asked to call at the. :
Clhronicle's office on Lama Avenue. Bel Air with suitable iden-
tification, to collect their prize money. Those outside the
Georgetown area will be sent crossed cheque by registered ma
15. Employees of the GNNL aindor their immediaXt "
are debarred from entering the mpition.
16. Part of the proceeds of the competition will go to gv,
meeting the needs of sports add deserving causes to be determ.
by the Chronicle Crossword Committee.
17. The Chronicle Crossword Committee will not be respou -
sible for entrylentries lost or displaced.
18. The decision of the Chronicle Crossword Committee re-
garding a winner or winners of the Crossword competition and the
interpretation of the Rules of the Competition shall be final.
Boxes have been placed at the GNNL head office on Lama
Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown (one at the front and an-
o.:her at the back entrance of the building). Elsewhere, one
box each has been placed at the Chronicle's office in New
Amsterdam; Ivan Persaud's home, Linden; Vreed-en-Hoop
Post Office, West Bank Demerara; Leonora Post Office, West
Coast Demerara; Clifford Stanley at Spotlight Disco, 22 Bel
Air, Hopetown, West Coast Berbice; and Suddle Post Office,
Anna Regina Post Office and Charity Post Office on the
Essequlibo Coast.

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NAME:- .. ..... .. . ...............____. .................

ADDRESS:._.. . .............._ .-... -..........

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Indians in Guyana lauded for

keeping culture, traditions alive

The way a m other cares.

EMIGRATION of Indians be-
gan thousands of years ago,
and a cursory glance at emerg-
ing cultural studies on indig-
enous peoples globally clearly

"This is pert'ips the re
suit of hard woAr and sacrifice
that we are celebrating the 166t
anniversary of the Indians Arriv,

'Indians travelled to distant lands and gave
the world numbers to count, medicines to heal,
maps to build cities, drawings to build monu-
ments and music to listen, but never conquered
or attacked anybody. They gave the world
spiritual, moral and material wisdom to help
them to realise their own truths.' Indian High
Commissioner to Guyana, Mr. Avinash Gupta

establishes the fact that In-
dia was the nerve centre for
learning and wisdom.
This view was ex-
pressed by India's High Com-
missioner, Avinash Gupta last
Thursday at the National Cul-
tural Centre during a cultural
programme to mark the 166th
anniversary of the arrival of In-
dians to Guyana.
"Indians travelled to
distant lands and gave the
world numbers to count, medi-
cines to heal, maps to build cit-
ies, drawings to build monu-
ments and music to listen, but
never conquered or attacked
anybody. They gave the world
spiritual, moral and material
wisdom to help them to realise
their own truths," Gupta as-
However, he ob-
served that the emigration from
India to Guyana which began
in 1838 and ended in 1917 was
entirely of a different magni-
tude and kind.
During this period,
238, 979 Indians were im-
ported to Guyana to meet the
labour shortage on sugar plan-
tations in the immediate after-
math of the abolition of sla-
very, Gupta said, adding that
conditions on the plantations
were very difficult because the
planters, accustomed to slave
labour and unwilling to tem-
per their attitude to plantation
labour mistreated the Indians.
However, the High
Commissioner observed that
despite the hardships, the In-
dian labourers were able to keep
their culture and traditions

Prime Minister Sam Hind
lighting the symbolic lamp
programme to mark the 16
Culture, Youth and Sports,

day in our own Indian way.
"Therefore I would
like to use this occasion to pay
my tributes to our forefathers
who kept their culture alive
and would like to dedicate
today's performance to their
triumph over the adverse cir-





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These dancers in full splendour as they gracefully perform a traditional kathak dance.

s (left) and India's High Commissioner, Avinash Gupta (right)
rst Thursday at the National Cultural Centre during a cultural
6th anniversary of the arrival of Indians to Guyana. Minister of
Ms. Gail Teixeira (centre) looks on.

cumstances in which they worked
on the sugar cane plantations," Gupta
The cultural programme
featured a performances by the vis-
iting Indian Cultural Group compris-
ing Kathak, Bhangra and Ghidda
Kathak. is one of the
"' 4d classical dance forms of
5lves around stories and
terature, and is a system-
;nly stylised and intricate
.f classical dance with artistry.
Bhangra is an exuberant,

sometimes acrobatic, dance origi-
nating from Punjab and is per-
formed by men.
It is a harvest time
dance, but in modem times, it has
proved suitable for joyous occa-
sions such as weddings and birth-
Ghidda is an immortal
folk dance of the women of
Punjab, and is a manifestation
of emotions of daughters of
Punjab during young women
often sing about their prob-
lems, hopes and aspirations.

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NOVELS,. magazines,
children books, text, etc.
Juliette's Book Library. Tel.

. GRINDING of massala,
geera, peas, black pepper, etc.
done at Friendship, EBD.
Contact: Anil Tel: 619-2084.

DENTURES provided in
72 hours from as low as $4
500. Contact: Dr. B. Stuart,
209 'B' Charlotte Street,
Tel. 225-5034

RENEW Body, Mind &
Spirit. Relieve stress and
surrender to the touch of a
friendly and experienced
masseuse. Shower available.
Mrs.Singh. Tel: 220-4842/615-
6665. M)o2229
ESCAPE, experience a
therapeutic body massage
alleviate headaches,chool, Lot 2 Croal
insomnia, muscular pains,
tension, stress. Certified
Massage Therapist Ulelli
Verbeke (Mel)227-3869 on: 226-2669/

CHECK KP's Motoring for
qualified and experienced
instructors. Rambaran's
Building, 32 High & Broad Sts.,
Charlestown. Tel. 225-7545.
ENROL now at Shalom
Driving School, Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek, Georgetown.
You could also obtain an
International Drivers Permit.
Call: 227-3869 or 622-8162
rk's Institute of Motoring
has been in the business for
twenty-four years. We
understing, Shorthandthe system; we know
Guyana; we have the
Experience to make you
DRIVING. We have trained
thousands to drive safely and
scientifically. 125 Regent
Road, Bourda, G/town. Tel.
Website: http://

ENROL NOW Pitman's
English, Reading,Typewriting,
Writing, Shorthand, Office
Procedures and computer
classes. Individual attention
Tel. 226-0708.
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, designing, tie-
dye, batik, fabric painting, soft-
toys, bedroom elegance,
curtains, cushions, crochet,
floral, craft, cake-decoration,
cookery, cakes, pastries, food &
nutrition, manicure, facial,
nail-designing. 153 Barr St.,
Kitty 226-9548.T n don
PRACTICAL electronic
course beginning May 31.
Learn to repair TVs, amplifiers,

ovens, combination stereo
systems, etc. Training done by
personnel with more than 20
years experience in servicing.
The programme is entirely
practical based. For further
details, Call: Abdul's
Electronics 225-0391 or 226-
International Business
College, 262 Thomas Street,
North Cummingsburg, G/town.
Tel: 225-2397, 225-5474. Join
our CXC 2004 Workshop. 5
Hours of question and answer
techniques for better exams
results. Subjects offered are:
Mathematics, English A, POB,
POA, OP, SS, Geography and
Information Technology. Call
today for more information.
Limited spaces! Classes
commence on May 8, 2004.

ANITA'S Auto Rental low
deposit tidy cars, good rates. Tel.
231-7719, 615-6908.
NICE, clean, comfortable
cars US$25 US$35/day. 'A'-
Class Auto Rental 231-5304.

JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate &
Advanced Dressmaking, also
Designing. 153 Banrr St., Kitty. Tel.
# 226-9548.
designing courses done at Lot
80 Sheriff St., C/ville, opposite
G.R. Taxi Service. Also cookery
classes. Tel. 227-6932.

START your own Cyber cafe/
Call Center Great offer!!!! PCs
and Call Center equipment.
Contact us for more details
or call 1 868 786 8364/1 868
627 6336

INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street for
cold wave, straightening,
facial, manicure, scalp
treatment and design on
nails, also beauty culture
available. Tel: 227-1601.

SINGLE 36 yrs old female,
looking for a white Guy for
serious relationship, ages -35
- 40 Email address
LINK up with the Junior/
Senior Singles Dating Service -
18 80 yrs., and get immediate
friends. Tel. 223-8237 9 am -
5 pm.
MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friends. Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI, PO Box:
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relationship. Call: CFI
Telephone Friendship Link -
261-5079, Sunday
Thursday, 13:00 19:00 hrs.

NEED a certified and
reliable electrician. Call P.D.
James. Tel. # 231-6110, cell #
FOR all your
upholstery, curtains, kitchen
cupboards, painting, grass
cutting, etc. Call 231-6521
for more information
repairs, troubleshooting.
Reduced prices on brand
new computer systems. Call
Kris 220-6262, 624-5659.
HELLO, the doctor is back!
Have your gas stove repaired
and serviced also your kero
range changed to gas. Tel.
220-4073 or 220-0730.
for appliances repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc. Call
AD: For auditing of small
business accounts and expert
inventory systems and stock
valuation, consult Mr. Douglas
Haynes. Tel. # 231-1822.
FOR professional
computer repairs Call Sando
Dazzell 626-8911, 622-
2817. Available day or night.
Free check out. My office is
located where your problem
SAMMY Electronics.
Repairs to TVs, VCRs, stereos,
DVDs & CD players, microwaves,
monitors; building & installing
of antennas, etc. Lot 76 Sixth
and Light Sts., Alberttown. #

IS YOUR computer giving
problem? Call Kerstings
Computers for professional
repairs. Home and Office
services available. Call: 227-
building, renovating or doing
any kind of construction work?
We give free estimates; prompt,
reasonable and reliable service.
Call: 622-0267/629-2239.

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LP'S Termite Treatment
Est., 158 'B' De Silva Street,
Newtown, Kitty, Georgetown,
Guyana. We specialize in pest
control procedures at affordable
rates. Mr. Phillip Bryan -
Manager. Call Tel. # 227-6199
or Cell: 627-6116. (business
hours). Please leave message on

ONE experienced
Seamstress. Contact: 618-3598.
Address: Lot 66 Robb Street,
& Salesgirl with CXC Subjects'
including mathematics and
English. Call # 225-6401/226-
waiters, waitress, chef. Must
have.3 5 years experience and
3 references to apply. Contact
TECHNICIAN with three (3) years
experience. Must have Driver's
Licence minimum three (3)
years. Tel: 226-2112/2117.
VACANCIES exist for
Salesperson to work in Fast Food
Restaurant. Must have Food
Handlers Certificate. Only
persons with previous
experience should apply. Call
Tel. # 223-2261/223-0986.
TWO Cashiers for poultry
shops. Maths & English
essential. One male Office
Assistant. Must have a bicycle.
Apply to: Lot 10, Meadow Bank,
East Bank Demerara.
Telephone: 225-9304 or 227-
1 GENERAL Domestic, 2 -
attractive female Bar Attendants
to'work in the Interior Middle
Mazaruni, Eping Barlow
Landing. Persons interested can
Call: 225-7118 during office
hours 09:00 to 16:00 hrs or write
application to: 45 Upper Station
Street, Kitty.
ONE (1) Salesclerk Must
have knowledge of Maths and
English, at least two (2) years
working experience, between
the ages of 20 and 30 years old.
Apply in person with a written
application and to references to:
Len's, Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
opportunities available for
teachers in English Language,
Caribbean History & Geography.
Apply in person to Apex
Education, Vryheid's Lust North,
ECD. Tel: 220-6139/626-2080.
Persons with experience would
be an asset.

ONE (1) Female Office
Assistant Must have knowledge
of Payroll, NIS, Filing and must
be Computer literate. Must be
between the ages of 20 and 30
years old, must have knowledge
of Maths and English and at
least two (2) years working
experience. Len's, Sheriff &
Fourth Street, C/ville.
ONE (1) Truck & Van Driver
- At least three (3) years working
experience, between the ages
of 30 and 40 years old, must
have Police Clearance,
preferable between Mon Repos
to Ogle, ECD. Apply in person
with a written application and
two (2) references to: Len's, 136
Sheriff and Fourth Streets,
CALL 227-2094.

LARGE vacant lot in
Alberttown.. Price negotiable.
Tel: 225-0224 (09:00 18:00
LOWER Grpete Creek 25
acres, Lanaballi,- 15 acres, Ruby
Back 12 acres, Hogg Island -
40 acres. Call: 624-3667.
HOUSELOT for sale Lot 53
Area 'H' Earl's Court, LBI, ECD.
Reasonable offer accepted. Tel:
227-1711 between 17.00 and
20:00 hrs. "
(17) VACANT Transported
house lots'to be sold in one
parcel situated at
Blankenburg, West Coast
Demerara. Tel. 225-8502/627-
TWO transported
adjacent lots in Earl's Court,
LBI 18 080 sq ft total. Please
telephone 623-7438 between
6-8am and 8-10pm for
acre land (100'/200') between
Splashmin's & Chanta Creek -
$450 000. Ederson's Realty
226-5496. Email
LBI, Main road, ECD -
vacant land 100'/80', build your
dream house $3.5M (US$25
000). Ederson's Realty 226-
5 4 9 6
vacant building & land 248/
31'. Ideal church, hotel, school.
$35M. neg. Ederson's Realty -
2 2 6 5 4 9 6
PARIKA, 20 minutes drive,
riverside land. Ideal docking,
repairing/cleaning hull/large
ships. $12M. Ederson's Realty
NANDY PARK $4.5M, neg.;
C/ville. $10M, neg.; Supply -
(7) acres and (6) acres/
Ruimzeight; Ruby, EBE house
lots; Ruimzeight (10) house
lots $2M, each. B. Lal's Realty
- 231-7325.
40 acres land, 240 ft. width,
access by road or river. Ideal for
Agriculture, wharf, shipping.
$4.5M. (US$20 000). Ederson's
Realty 226-5496. Email:
Gardens, Earl's Court, UG Road
(between Caricom HQ &
Cummings Lodge), Courida
Park, Lamaha Gardens,
Queenstown $5M; Kitty -
$4.5M, Eccles. Tel: 226-8148/

LAND for sale reasonably
priced. Transported (2) acres
land/1/, 1 acres house lots with
fruit and coconut trees near EC
Demerara Public Road and
President Jagdeo Street, Unity,
EC Dem. Call: Ramnauth 270-
6354, evenings 220-0636.

$13 000. TEL: 226-8261.
FURNISHED flats to
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas visitors. Telephone
NEW (2) two-flat apartments
Bel Air Park, facing Duncan St.
BUSINESS and-residential
apt. in Georgetown. Call 225-
7131 or 621-2601.,
NEWLY built 2-bedroom
suite $25 000 BV. Call: 220-
3173 Mr. Mc Kenzie.
ONE 3-bedroom bottom
flat in Gordon Street, Kitty:
Tel: 226-9346/231-3831.
apartment and also room to
share for UG Student. 225-
PHONE 225-9944.
3-BEDROOM bottom flat
at Cummings Lodge near
UG. Also rooms. Contact.
ON E bedroom
apartment for a single UG
student. Prefer a vegetarian.
Tel. 225-9728.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom flat'
apartment situated in Eccles
New Scheme. Call: 233-2961.
ONE 3-bedroom house to
rent. Contact 122F Oronoque
Street, Bourda. Tel. 227-1601.
3-BEDROOM bottom flat -
all amenities, fully grilled at,
Eccles Housing Scheme. Tel:
2-BEDROOM apartments to
rent at 5P Kersaint Park, L.B.I,.
E.C.D,. Guyana. Contact Tel:
ONE two-bedroom
apartment for US$550, monthly.
All utility bills inclusive. # 227-
STREET. 227-0464.
decent single working female
or UG student (female). Tel.
226-5035, 8 am 5 pm.
NEWLY built 2-bedroom
apts. with toilet and bath at
4th St. Cummings Lodge.
Contact Ram at 222-3036.
A&R Realty. 231-7719;
615-6908, fully furnished
house/apt from $50,000 -
$US5,000 Unfurnished from
ONE top flat three-
bedroom house at 228
Dandrade Street, Newtown,
Kitty. Tele: 628-0300, 622-
0759 Sharon.
ONE two-bedroom $30
000, one three-bedroom $35
000 and many more. Call Vegas
- 225-7237 or 623-6512.
ONE two-flat concrete
building located at Phase I,
Republic Park, E. B. Dem. Price
- $19M negotiable. Tel.# 233-
BUSINESS bottom flat -
good for restaurant/shop at
corner of Craig & Middleton Sts.,
Campbellville, Georgetown.
Call: 227-3674.
business/residential properties -
Robb St., Bourda. Tel: 225-9816,
Mon. Sat. (08:00 hrs 17:30


4-BEDROOM f 'ily
furnished house 'price
US$800, negotiable --at Lot
51 AA Eccles, EBD.-Tel: 621-
furnished two-bedroom flat
suitable for overseas visitor.
Telephone grilled, meshed,
hot and cold. 227-1871.
for rent. Security comfortable,
clean. Call Evers Rentals -
231-5767 9 am 5 pm. No
ONE lower business flat
situated at Lot 1 Non Pariel,
Area A, East Coast
Demerara. Apply to Jerome
Fredericks at same location:
OVERSEAS visitors 2-
bedroom apartment situated
at Subryanville A/C, fully
furnished, telephone,
parking, meshed, grilled,
etc. Tel. 226-5369.
TOP flat 2-bedroom self-
contained (master rooms) -
all amenities.- Price $46
000, monthly. Situated at 46
'CC' Eccles, EBD. Tel: 223-
FURNISHED American -
styled apartments suitable
for a couple or single person
- $3 000/$4 000, per day.
Call: 622-5776.
ONE spacious 3-bedroom
bottom flat in C/ville over head
tank, inside toilet/bath,
parking. Tel. 227-2663 -
Mohan Gopjie. .
FULLY furnished house
with security lights and grilled
- 109 Section 'C' Enterprise,
West, ECD. Tel. # 624-1726,
three-bedroom apartments
with telephone and parking. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency. Tel:
ONE complete cosily
furnished apartment with
telephone, light and water;
one furnished room to let -
reasonable rate. Tel: 227-
TWO (2) single-bedroom
apartments with all necessary
amenities. Ideal for working,
single females/UG students.
Tel: 227-8858/220-0770.
NEW one bedroom
apartment unfurnished $22
000 monthly, single couple,
students. Mr Lall 84 Craig
St., Campbellville Tel: 223-
ONE two-bedroom semi-
furnished apartment $65 000;
one 3-bedroom furnished
apartment $75 000. 73 Anira
St., Queenstown. Tel: 226-
2-BEDROOM apartment
with dining area and kitchen -
$15 000, monthly
(negotiable). Contact us at: 34
De Engrot, Mon Repos, ECD.
Tel: 220-9866.
FURNISHED one bedroom
apartment AC, meshed,
grilled, phone in residential
area. Contact: C',rmen
Greene's Realty. Tel: 22r

UNFURNISHED rooms access
to kitchen/living room facilities.
Decent, working males/
females/students. Tel: 226-
0210 (08:00 17:30 hrs).
unfurnished independent
house in AA Eccles, parking,
grilled, telephone 1 self-
contained $120 000 neg,
unfurnished/furnished houses
and apts. For rent Call: 226-
ECCLES furnished 5-
bedroom house self-
contained master bedroom,
hot and cold,. parking, etc. -
US$1 500 a month (neg.).
Contact: Gail on Tele. # 225-
8409 or Cell # 621-5074.





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apartments available with all
modern facilities. Contact
Tel. # 227-3618, Cell: 613-
commercial properties -
furnished and unfurnished.
Prices ranging from $35 000
to US$4 000. Contact:
Carmen Greene's Realty.
Tel: 226-1192/623-7742.
bedroom master room,
.ree toilets, three baths, fully
fi, ared, insect proof,
generator, air-conditioned,
large yard space with
beautiful gardens, etc. Bel
Air Park. Tel: 225-9816.
Overseas/Local: Owners
of houses, apartments to rent.
We have qualified persons
with U.S. dollars. Ederson's
Realty 226-5496. Email:
COURIDA Park beautiful
fully furnished one-bedroom
apartment parking secured.
Price $50 000. N. P.
Financial Services. # 223-
7330/223-7329 Mr. Phillips.
ONE 2-bedroom
apartment (price $25 000)
to rent in D'Urban Street,
Lodge. Contact: 263-0128
between 19:00 and 07:00 hrs
or 623- 5625 anytime. Ask for
Mrs. Skeete.
G/t. carpeted and AC -
US$700; North Road $60
000, $65 000, $100 000;
Lamaha Street $25 000.
Prestige Real Estate 226-
IN Queenstown. Fully
furnished 1 & 3-bedroom
apartments with parking space
to rent. Suitable for overseas
guests on short term basis Tel.
226-5137; 227-1843.
luxury apartment, centrally
located in Georgetown AC,
generator and all modern
amenities Tel: 227-2969 or
226-0575 between 8am-
FURNISHED apartment
for short-term rentals for
overseas visitors. Office
space in Town for rental.
Semi-furnished house $75
000.(Cell) 618-0736.
ONE two-flat four-
bedroom house in Bel Air
Park, master bedroom
included, garage and
overhead tank. Contact
-Sharon's Boutique. Tel.225-
8986/ 225-1206.
ONE 3-bedroom top flat
fully furnished, overhead
tank, well grilled, parking
space -158 Da Silva St.,
Newtown, Kitty. Contact:
Geeta 227-8651/616-9349.
rental of properties,
apartments via Queenstown
Atlantic Gardens,
Subryanville prices from $50
000 to US$1 500. Tel: 227-
PROPERTY for sale or to
rent fully furnished, (4)
bedrooms, AC, tiled yard,
cable TV, etc. at 20
Continental Park, Republic
Park, EBD. Tele: 227-6464
(0), 624-1175.
- furnished rooms for overseas
visitors and students. One two-
bedroom apartment with
toilet, bath, sitting room and
kitchen. Tel. 270-1214.
Croal St./Brickdam large
office space, ideal internet
afe, stationery, co& print.
000 month. Ederson's
226-5496 Email:
ATMENTS/houses to
furnished and
wished 3-bedroom top
in residential area at $50
,JO; unfurnished house in
Courida Park at US$1 500
neg. Call 226-2372.
(1) 3-BEDROOM bottom
flat well secured, with patio
and parking (rental: $45 000,
neg. at3D Middleton St.,
C/ville., Georgetown. Call:
225-9629 between 08:00
and 16:00 hrs.
Boulevard- One front
apartment for a couple ;
consist of Toilet, Bath,
Kitchen, Hall, Water & ready
Lights. Available from 1 May
2004,-$20,000 monthly Call:
621- 4928.

two-flat, three-bedroom
property. Fully furnished with
all amenities. CALL SUGRIM'S
HOME CENTRE ON 226-4362.
Atlantic Gardens, Queenstown,
Lamaha Gardens, Subryanville,
Brickdam, South Road, David
St., Sheriff St., Bel Air Park/
Gardens, Kingston, etc. Tel:
Bel Air Park semi-furnished
1- bedroom bottom flat,
preferably decent working couple
or single person $26 000
monthly. Ederson's Realty -
226-5496. Email:
storeyed fully furnished 4-
bedroom building with master,
telephone parking 2 vehicles.
US$800 monthly. Ederson's
Realty 226-5496 Email:
BEL AIR PARK: vacant 2-
storeyed fully furnished 5-
bedroom building, large lawn,
area swing for kids. US$1300.
Unfurnished US$800 monthly
Ederson's Realty 226-5496
CALL Vish Realty for rental of
properties, apartments via
Queenstown, fully furnished US$1
500; Section 'K' US$800 and
many more, prices from $40 090
to US$2 000. Tel. 227-4890/225-.
KITTY $55 000, Meadow
Brook Gardens $65 000 (both
fully furnished); Section 'K' C/
ville. US$1 200; P/Nagar -
US$1 200; Lamaha Gardens'-
US$800 to US$2 500. Prestige
Real Estate 226-8480.
JAY PEES Pool Club at Banrr
Street & Stanley Place, Kitty -
with 3 large pool tables,
furniture, music set, microwave
and other equipment. Contact
Ramjit at Jay Pees. Tel. 225-
4500/225-9920 for all
information. '
SOUTH Ruimveldt Garden,
two-bedroom bottom couple -
$25 000; South Park, top flat,
rice negotiable; small shop in
ucville $20 000. Roberts
Realty 227-7627 office, 227-
3768 Home, 629-9914 cell.
One Pharmacy to let or for sale
- excellent location, excellent
clientele, telephone service,
computerized, fully stocked,
copy machine, lots more
benefits. Serious enquiries only.
Tel: 626-0872.
FROM US$500 TO US$3 000.
TELEPHONE: 226-8937
River front mansion family
home, three bedrooms upstairs
with toilet and bath downstairs
- three bedrooms with toilet and
bath, large dining room, kitchen
and bar, balcony all around.
Generator for electricity US$1
500 monthly. Serious persons
only. Call 225-6571.
BEL AIR Promenade (3-
bedroom unfurnished) G$100
000 neg.; Carifesta Avenue
(renting as school formerly Mac's
Under 12 & Marian Academy
Schools) -G$120 000 neg.; Bel
Air Park (3 bedrooms, one (1)
master room, furnished) US$1
200. Tel. 225-0642. Real Estate
Broker or 231-6569.
KITTY $30 000; CIVILLE. -
$35 000, thiree-bedroom $45
000; executive places Bel Air
Park, Bel Air AGardens, .LAMAHA
GARDENS antic Gardens,
Happy Acrs Ecdcles, University
Regent Street, Robb Street,
Middle Street, Main Street,
others. Mentore/Singh Realty. #
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325/
621-6436. Office space Robb
St $30 000 & $25 000; Middle
St. US$500; Subryanville -
US$1 500, neg.; GuySuCo H/
Scheme, Turkeyen US$1 200, .
neg.; La Penitence Public Road
(bus.) US$1 000, neg.; Kitty 5-
bedroom $70 000, neg.;
Charlotte Street $50 000;
Good Hope $50 000; Eccles -
US$800 & US$1 000 fur.; LBI -
$50 000; Bel Air Park 4-
bedroom US$500; Kitty -2-
bedroom fur. $80 000.

TOP flat fully grilled.
electricity, AC & water, bottom flat
two sections (bond factory or
office use). Also available yard
space for over 40 vehicles. Move
away from the city. Sparkle.
McDoom Village (next to Post
BEAUTIFUL apartments/
homes furnished/unfumished-
Air Park/Alberttown/Prashad
Nagar/Lamaha Gardens/
Atlantic Gardens/Republic
Park. Queenstown/EccleslBel
Air Springs/Bel Air Gardens/
Courida Park. Call: 231-7566
or 226-1476. E-
during working hours
MEADOW BANK: large 3-
bedroom (all self-contained)
bottom flat unfurnished, parking
$90 000; SHERIFF STREET: 3-
bedroom .top apartment -
furnished $80 000; and a 2-
bedroom bottom flat $35 000;
BEL AIR PARK: 4-bedroom
unfurnished -US$500;
furnished US$1 000, etc, etc.
OFFICES: Middle Street, Main
Street, Water Street, etc., etc.
Call: 226-7128/615-6124 -
bedroom executive apartment
furnished US$500 and
another 4-bedroom fully
furnished, with above ground
pool US$2 000.
QUEENSTOWN 3-bedroom
executive fully furnished -
US$2 000. BEL AIR PARK -
large 5-bedroom with huge roof
garden available August 15 -
US$2 200 and another 4-
bedroom with pool fully
furnished US$3 000.
bedroom top flats unfurnished
large 4-bedroom fully
furnished, 2 living rooms,
telephone, A/C US$600 and
lots more all over. Call: 226-7128
TEL: 226-8937.
0001US$1 0 0001US$1000,
US$800, KITTY $45 000 -2-
US$1200, NORTH ROAD $3
000, US$1000 RUSSELL AND
EVANS STS. $100 000 EACH
IMAX GARDENS $30 000f$25
000 NON PARIEL $20 0001S25
000/$30 000, $45 000 (THREE
$60 000 AND $80 000.
#27018131623-6431 E-MAIL

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Kitty. Contact R. Alli at 226-
PINAGAR $17.5,
KEYHOMES 223-4267.
2-STOREYED front
building Kitty $5.5M. Tel. #
property at Uitvlugt, WCD.
Contact: 268-2461.

ECCLES new five-
bedroom house with parking -
GuyS17 million. Contact: Gail
on Tele. # 225-8409 or Cell #
3-BEDROOM fully
finished concrete and wooden
2- property at Grove,
EBD_ Contact Tel. # 220-5780/
busnmessreidential properties -
Robb St., Bourda. Tel: 225-
9816. Mon. Sat. (08:00 hrs -
17:30 urs).
PRIME commercial land for
sale 115 ft x 31 ft, Charlotte
Street. Bourda. Contact owner-
2aM6B3 (anyltne).
CENTRAL Georgetown -
Blt-storeyed building suitable
for business and residence.
Price 6M. neg. Tel: 225-0545.
ONE two flat property,
conmuete yard, garage, Rooplal,
40 Parker St.,. Providence
.E.B.Dem $4.5M, neg. 233-
SPACIOUS top flat and
aaiians suitable for students,
etc. n me in now Industry H/
Scheme. # 222-7516 -
SPACIOUS 2-flat business -
6-bedrooms, reasonable offer,
mmedialte vacant possession -
Industry H/Scheme, excellent
locaion. 222-7993..
EECUTIVE comer property
- Jacaranda Ave., Bel Air ark;
also new property at D'Urban
Street 225-2873/225-2319/
3-bedroom house situated
at Lot 10 BV Housing Scheme,
ECD (next to Rahim's
Building). Price negotiable.
Tel. No.: 223-2942. After 5pm
1 RANCH-TYPE house
with swimming pool, fully
killed, in residential area
(Oleander Gardens). No
reasonable offer refused. Call:
ONE 2 storeyed, 3-bedroom
building with all modern
conveniences, flowered lawn/
garden, in residential area -
10.8M negotiable. Call 625-
ATITRACTIVE 2-flat property
in Enmin, ECD with (3) bedrooms,
wer Ioilet & bath, vehicle parking
space- Enquiries: Vedo on 337-
2597'or 25&3119.
with (2) additional, house lots -
pice negotiable from 19
D'Uthmn STeet to 19 Norton St.,
Lodge. Call: 628-9055. No
land and house with light, water,
telephone. Contact Sooknanan
of same address or Bamwell -
West, EBE. 260-2343.
centre heart of Georgetown.
Located in America Street.
Business is now in full action.
Call # 226-7806 for information,

PROPERTY for sale or to
rent fully furnished, (4)
bedhooms, AC. tiled yard, cable
TV, e,. at 20 Continental Park,
RepuUic Park, EBD. Tel: 227-
6464(0), 624-1175.
2-STOREYED concrete/
wooden building fully grilled -
$4M hndependence Boulevard.
Te 227-4328 after hours. No

REPUBLIC Park, Ogle,
Eccles, University area 9 000
si feet $7M; Happy Acres -
trile lots $24M, single lot -
6L Menoref Singh Realty -
225-1017. 623-6136.
STATION St., Kitty vacant
2-sloeyed concrete & wooden
5-bedroom building, note:
waideay $6.5M (US$30 000).
Ederson's Realty E-
Crane Old Rd. $9M; Grove H/S
- S3.8M; Annandale South -
$3.7M; Clonbrook $3.7M.
ESTATE 223-6346/263-7110.
ONE 2-storey concrete, 3-
bedroom house 2 toilets/baths
upstairs with one bedroom
apartment and 1 2-bedroom
apartment downstairs, garage
and big yard space. Tel. 270-
SECTION 'K' Campbellville
- 2-family residence (3)
bedrooms each floor, overhead
water tank and pump, vehicle
parking for (3) cars. Price
negotiable. Serious enquiries
only. Tel: 226-1791.

'AA' ECCLES 3-bedroom (1
self-contained) concrete house -
hot and cold, lawns, etc. $18M,
neg. Tel: 226-1192/623-7742.
concrete house (3) bedrooms,
study, kitchen/dining/living,
verandah situated at Lot 5 John
Street, Section 'H'
Campbellville, Georgetown.
Enquiries: Tel: 226-6437.
ONE (1) newly renovated 3-
bedroom house telephone
facility, overhead tank, car park
for (2) vehicles Drysdale Street,
Charlestown. Tel: 225-9816,
Mon. Sat (08:00 hrs 17:30 hrs).
1 EXECUTIVE 5-bedroom
- master room, three toilets,
three baths, fully filtered, insect
proof, generator, air-
conditioned, large yard space
with beautiful gardens, etc. Bel
Air Park. # 225-9816.
vacant 2- storeyed business and
road to alley, ideal 3-storeyed
general store, bond. If qualified
move in ($16.5M). Ederson's
Realty 226-5496. Email:
ALEXANDER ST. vacant 3-
storeyed concrete & wooden
building. Ideal general store,
internet. $16.5M (US$80 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
Email: ederson@guyana.neLgy
vacant 2- storeyed 5-bedroom
concrete & wooden building with
master room, land 50'7100' -
$22M. neg. Ederson's Realty
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, (residential) -
vacant 2-storeyed concrete 7-
bedroom building. $11.5M
(US$55 000). Ederson's Realty
226-5496. Email:
- 4-bedroom concrete split level
mansion, 2 3 cars garage on %
acre land $26M. (US$130 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
KITTY $8M; Queenstown -
$15M & $50M; Prashad Nagar -
$14M; Lamaha Gardens $14M;
'AAN Eccles $18M, neg.; Robb
St. $25M; Oleander Gdns.
(land) $13M, neg.; Republic
Park $15M. Contact: Carmen
Greene's Realty. Tel: 226-1192/
PRIME business property
situated at corner, with parking
and board facilities. Suitable for
wholesale and retail outlet,
storage and distribution, auto
spares, tyre sales and service.
lumber and hardware sales or
mining equipment, etc.
Tel. # 226-1629.
LAMA AVENUE: 3-bedroom
- $25M; NEW HAVEN: 3-
bedroom executive on double
lot, entire compound terrazzo
tiled -$30M; OGLE: 4-bedroom
house on 22 500 sq. ft of land -
bedroom flat house on good
comer $4M, and lots more all
over. Call: 226-7128/612516124
Oleander Gardens. Bel Voir
Court. Blygezight Gardens,
Lamaha Gardens, Prashad
Nagar $15M; Queenstown, Bel
Air Park/Springs/Gardens,
Regent St.. Robb St., Eccles.
Covent Gardens, Alberttown,
Kitty $4.5M; Campbellville.
Industry, etc. Tel: 226-8148/625-
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325/
&21-6436. Water Street -
US$1.2M, negotiable; Robb St
- US$400 000. neg.; Prashad
Nagar $17M, neg.; Waterloo
Street $10M, neg.; New Road -
$7M, neg.; Oleander Gardens -
US$130 000, neg.; Atlantic
Gardens $18M, neg.; Bel Air
Park $25M, neg.; Civille.,
Section *M $25M, neg.;
Prashad Nagar $20M; South
Ruimveldt Gardens $15M.
neg.; South Road $18M.
Regent St. land $30M, neg.;
Kitty $20M, neg.; South Road -
S50M, neg.; Middle SL $45M.
neg.; Good Hope $80M, neg.;
Better Hope $5.5M, neg.; Bel
Air Park $60M, neg.; Kitty -
$12M, neg. Stalls Stabroek
Market $2.5M, neg.;
Ruimzeight Gardens $8.5M;
LBI $17M, neg.; Ruimzeight -
house lots $2M; Ruimzeight -
$60M. neg.; Better Hope $22M,

PROPERTY for sale or rent
Working people preferred. 1-
bedroom 2 buildings on one lot
for business. Tel. #227-2501.
OWNERS: Ederson's Realty
welcomes you to its general
management service. It does
general repairs, painting,
paying rates & taxes,
landscaping. Call now:
Ederson's- 226-5496.
GIFT: Georgetown Central
Bakery with large oven, flour
mixing machine, over 100
pans, land road to alley.
15.5M. (US$75 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
E m a i I
KINGSTON, vacant 3-
storeyed concrete & wooden
building, ideal doctor's offices,
internet cafe, travel services.
$40M neg. (US$200 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
E m a i :
Residential, Cpmmercial,
building for sale? Kitty,
Campbellville, Subryanville,
Prashad Nagar, Lamaha
Gardens, Earl's Court,
Ulendaal, Turkeyen. We have
interested buyers. Ederson's
Realty 226-5496 Email:
vacant 2-storeyed building.
Ideal general store, office.
$7.5M. (US$40 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
E m a I I :
vacant corner building. Ideal
general store, taxi service.
12.5M (US$60 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496
E m a i I
Ocean view vacant 4-bedroom
building, % acre land. Ideal
gender store dream mansion
$7M. (US$35 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
E m a i I :
3-storeyed 5- bedroom
concrete & wooden building,
fully grilled,' alarm and
pressurized system. 4-car
garage $22M. neg.
Ederson's Realty 226-5496
E m a i :
STADIUM: 2-storeyed 3-
bedroom building on 2 house
lots $3.5M (US$15 000).
Ederson's Realty 226-5496.
E m a i I
vacant possession 2-storeyed
concrete & wooden business,
note on 3 house lots. A.B.C,
ideal 3 or 4-storeyed 24 mini
mal. (stores). $17M. (US$85
000). Ederson's Realty 226-
LB.I. Estate Road new
3-bedroom concrete building,
bottom area offices, parking
2 cars, bond, 1000 bags -
$14M (US$70 000). Ederson's
Realty 226-5496. Email:
3-STOREY concrete
building 33000 sq. ft. plus roof
garden 11 000 sq. ft. going
business at Parika can be
converted into hotel, school,
hospital or mini shopping mal.
Contact Len's. Sheff & Fourth
Sts., C/viMe.
4-STOREYED wooden
and concrete building in
good condition $25M, n6g.-
Immense business
possibilities;. 3-storeyed
concrete',buildig .on large
plot of land-- $7.5M --EB
Essequibo. Call: 266-21111
KINGSTON ocean view,
note: 2-storeyed buildings,
front $13M, back $6.5M,
package $17M. Ideal 3-
storeyed (72) rooms luxurious
hotel. Ederson's Realty -
226-5496. E-mail:
DUNCAN Street $6M;
Campbellville $7M;
Stabroek $6M; Alexander
Village $5M; South -
$3.5M. LAND Diamond -
$1.5 & $360 000; Grove -
C2M; Atlantic Gdns. $5M.
Call: 231-6236.


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$8.5M; Kitty $10.5M; Prashad
Nagar $13.6M; Bet Air
Springs.- $29M, neg. Oleander.
Gardens (land) $13.5M; -
Queenstown $8.7M; Nandy
PaFk $22M & $17M. Vrsh
Realty 22,7-4890.
vacant, .2-storeyed 6-
bedroom concrete wooden
building. Land: 100'/50'
with fruit trees, parking (3)
vehicles $3.8M (US$20
000). Ederson's. Realty -
226:5496.. E-mail:

OUR Agency has for sale
residential and commercial
properties from $3,5M, to $90
"million' Guyana dollars. Kindly
call for any information you
need,-we will be happy to sell
you your future property. Call
Future Homes Realty 227-
'MALL OVER 18,000 SQ. FT.
ETC. TELEPHONE: 225-5591,
QUEENSTOWN two-ftorey
front property vacant $8.5M,
North Ruimveldt two-story -
$6.5M, -Alexander Village
corner $8M, Lamaha.
Gardens Ranch type $14.5M,
AA ccles, New property -
$23M, others front $5.5M -
$70M. Roberts-Realty 227-
7627 office, 227-3768/629-
'9914 cell.
SECTION 'K' C/ville 3
bedrooms, 1 master room.
garage, etc. G$14.5M and
other at Prashad Nagar,
Lamaha Gardens, Kitty,
Mandela Ave., Alexander
Village, New Market St., Sheriff
St., C/ville, Croal & Longden
& America Sts., East Coast
Dernerara,.- East Bank
Demerara and West Bank
Demerara. Tel. 225-0642. Real
Estate Broker or 231-.6569. "
$8.5M; Blygezight Gardens .
$16M; Prashad Nagar $15M;
Guysuco Area Turkeyen -
Robb Street, Regent Street -
$23M; Seuth Road $17M.
Land: Courbane Park $2.5M;
Republic Park Street, Sfieriff.
Street, others. Meotore/Singh
Realty. # 225.1017/623-6136.
HERE'S a great
opportunity to get away from
the. cnaos of the city. One .
beautiful two-storeyed
building situated at 128 2nd
Street,-Patentia (AKA "The 2nd
.St. Disco) -great for residence
upstairs and business
,downstairs. Land: 61',x 75',
building (tbp): 49' x 21',
* (bottom). 46' x'20, access: two
corners away from the markeT,
N.ursery, Primary and
Secondary schools. Contact:
Alana on 267-2018, anytime.
226-8937. ,-
'4.739 ACRES; PLOT "A"
0.4580 ACRES; 45
PHONE: 226-1742 HOME,
623-1317 CELL

.GROVE Public-Road -
vacant 2-storeyed residence
and business property, double
lot $8.5M (US$4Q 000).
Id6al future 4-storeyed
general mall. Ederson s -
226-5496. E-mail:
Ruimzeight brand new houses
for sale. Transported. property.
All. motlern. conveniences
including;' road,' water,
electricity, street lights, concrete
gutters and sidewalk, 24-hour
armed security, overhead water
tanks, water reservoirJacquered-
floors, tiled bathrooms with bath
tub, modern kitchen fenced yard
and much more'. We also
custom-build according to your
requirements. Financing
dyailable at an" interest rate of
10%. Low down payment's,.
Come and visit our homes at.
Ruimzeight. WCD For more
information-' Call. 269-0020
Errail: trop@guya'
Web page:
teginc .000
S U C C E.S S E S .

MIXED-BREED pups (5)
weeks old. Tel: 225-3441.
3570, 231-7098.
Shepherd mixed pups. # 629-
35.15.... .
ONE double-door fridge -
needs-repair $35.000. Tel:
DOBERMAN pups,'8 weeks
Old, all Bulls. 353 East St-, G/
town. Tel. 225-3739. .
ONE 250 Honda'Night.
Hawk excellent condition.
Price neg. Tel: 626-3270.
PITT Bull & Ridge Back
Rocky 226-6568/227-8998.
'ONE almost new Pacific
7500 Shimano 24-speed Alivio
mountain bike. Tel: # 223-
8636. .
A.XRR '682Peavey stereo
powered amplifier and mixer -
hardly used. Contact: 226-
1 NEW Slnkey 1'4" colour
television remote controlled,
'110/220v. Tel: 626-5385.
QNE brand new computer,
.JCD Walkman, car stereo, and
DVD player. Contact: 225-4112/
HOUSEHOLD articles/
furniture, etc. Owner leaving.
country. Contact: Valerie on:
1 16-SEATER passenger
bIoat with 200 hp Yamahch
outboard,-1 2 700 watts
"generator. Call: 624-3667.
machine good working order.
. Buyer collects.#$20 000. Tel.
.265-4876-or 265-4839.
SHARP 20" remote
television 2001 model, with
AV inputs and stereo sound -
$30 000. Call: 265-3050. *
P:.S. one mini play station
games, new and used, boot disc,
memory chip, racing control.
Tel. 227-8938/618-9477.
SINGER sewing machine,
two (2) dryers 240 volts; dish
washer (new), 110 volts.
Phone: 227-4857 (Monday -
DATSUN 120 Y $155
000, neg. offer best, alseo
oxygen & acetylene welding
set $30 000 working
" condition. # 626-7823.

TEL: 226-6525.
YAMAHA YZF 750 95 97
MODEL PAUL 615-3503.
STALL for sale -at Orange
Walk, Bourda, #53. Suitable "
for TV/Radios/Cell Phone
Repairs. Call 223-5717 after
5 pm.
HOUSEHOLD furniture for -
sale. Top flat 1-19 Pike St.,
'Kitty. Available Time: 12 noon .
1 pm. Tel. 226-0267
ONE beautiful size 10
Wedding dress (Ivory) US$300,
P.-V. C.. gutters 5" going cheap.
- Call:' 227-0289/222-6996.
ONE floor model Industrial
one portable electric 2air-
compressor with tank. Tel: 222-
- .4507/623-7212.
FOR sale: Eorm-filled icicle
machine 110v (excellent
condition) Contact Peter Dear
Pete's Food, Kendaf Hill, Christ
Church, Barbados (246)-428-
PARTS fos all models of
Datsun, Toy.ota nd Mazda, also.,
buying the said types of vehicles
working or not. Rickey Singh,
Lot 68 Strathspey, E.CD. Tel:


& Lyndill

Send $50.000 Get l Free

Spend $76,000-$150,000-
Gt 1 Free Rocking Chair.
Spend $156,000 $200,000 -
1 Free Berbice Chair.
Spend $201,000- $300,000-
1 Free Recliner.or
Immediate cash back.


*ONE-wobden passenger/
cargo vessel: Lady Mianna -
length 45 ft; width 14 ft glyidg
the Berbice-River. Price $4
000 008, neg. Phone: 270-.
1 .HONDA pressure
. washer, 5.hp $240 000, PSI
brand new 1 music set, 1 -
Stape recorder, 1 amplifier; -1
music mixer. Phone # 265-
POOL tables loGland .
foreign with slates .including
cloth, ball, pocket, rubber, etc.
Contact Naka, Better Hope,
.-. ECD. Tel: .20-4298/617;-
6100.64 *
BEAUTIFUL. pens, -.5
styles from rare attractive,
Guyarina'woodsf-. Also wood
samples in boxes and display
boards. 24 Belvoir Court, Bbet
Air. Tel. 226-1i77, 225-5641"
BLOW Out Sale SherWin
.Williams paint, latex & oil paint
$1 000 a gaffon in 1-gal and.
5-gal pails. For a limited time.
Lot 6A Coybane Park, ECD.
Tel. 220-10 4.
ONE Dadhshund pup four
months-old and one Pompex -
five rponths old, "urgently
needed new homes. Owner
leaving country, n6 reasonable
offer refused. Tel. 222-3346.
20", 27" (remote/cable ready &
manual) $14 000, $20 000,
$26 000, $28 000 & $60 000.
Computers --hire purchase.
Call: 231-6236.
LABRADOR & Doberman
mixed pups --beautiful and
healthy, vaccinated and
dewormed, (8) weeks old.
(Agricola Public Road). Tel:
223-5034 (08:00 to 12:00 hrs;
15:00 to 18:00 hrs.

TOSHIBA 64" & 32" Sharp
TVs electric stoves brand hew;
Honda 4 500, 1 400 watts
generators; Kubota diesel
generator. 629-2401/225-2873/
SANISERV cone machines,
Jet Spray triple juice dispenser,
bread-slicing machine, split AC
units 24 & 9 BTU, brand new,
pools table $95 000. # 629-
NEW 300Q VA Battery-back
up for computer. Price $18 000
and one Jialing.90 Motorcycle.
Pdce $100 000. Call 222-2932/
226-0163. bet. 5 am -.7:30am
and 8 pn 10 pm.
photocopying machine like
new; antique dinette set and.
cabrnef with eagle claw;.
imported China cabinets. # 629-
2401/225-2873/225-2319. *
ONE brand new pair
speaker boxes about 14 x 14 x
32 height containing (1) 12"
.with chrome grill, (1) horn and-
(3) Zebra tweeters 65Q watts .
maximum. 622-'0267/62.9.-
FIBREGLASS raw' materials
in large & small quantities resin/
fibreglass, matting hardener, etc.
We alao repair. Tel. 629.-1251,
233-5207, 97 Providence, EBD,
near Toolsie Persaud..
FOR best offer'in Phillips
digital dish view up to- 125
channels, including pay per view
channels and also Direct TV -
Contact: Gray on Phone Ne..227-
6397/616-8563/231-6093 (0).
850 MHZ $57 000. CALL: 225-
2611 OR 225-2630.
OFFIC.E DESK $12 600, one
22 R engine starter $6 000, steel
trays $800 each, one water
dispenser $4 000, one Lorig
Base Canter tray. Tel. # 627-7835.
CAUSTIC soda: 55 lb $3
300, alum: 55 lb $4 000, soda
ash: 100 lb $8 000, sulphuric
acid: .45 gals $32 000,
granular chlorine,- chlorine
gas. Phone:- 227-4857 (08:00
16:00 hrs) Mon. to Fri.
ODY parts AT 170, AE 91,
AT 150, ET'176, EP 82, EP 71,
FB 12, FB 13, ST 182, SV 22;
engines and trantrpissions; 4A,
5A, 2E, 3E, 4E GA-15, E-15, 4S,
3S.-Ed'dies Auto Spares..#-227-
2835. -
ETELEPHONE: 227-2835.
1 USED Set 4' Runner
wheels, 1 New Set 4 .Runner
wheels, 4 Runner parts 1992
1999, 3Y Mini Bus Parts Com-
plete Back Door Sidq Door -
Front Window Screen Front
-Doers. Tele 227-3571 225-
5029 225-5031. .
ONE 10 Cubic foot Whirlpool' ,
freeze.(, 3-pc. living-room set (like
new, lounge couch (like
new), one Apex DVD/CD/MP3/
karaoke system w/Keinwood
armplifier/,)00' watts 'Surround
System. Contact: Alana 267-
2018, anytime. ..
,00 X 20 TYRES, 11 RX22.5
TYRES,-1400 X 20 TUBES
and model 'M' windscreens.'Also
forklift .re'ntal. .AH types of
Japanese vehicles. MORGAN
DEMERARA. TEL: 222-6027..
FOR all your hardto get
spares, visit Motor Spares & Co.
Ltd. Engine Parts, Suspension
Parts, Oil Filters, Brake Pads and
Liners, Bulbs, 'Etectrical Parts;
Gaskets and. much much'more.
Located at: 35 Robb & KiRg
Streets. Tel. 226-3071. Visit our
ebsite-at E-
Mail: .Sales
FISHING and .Mining
supplies for sale. 1 -Mariner 25 ',
hp outboard engine (almost
new), 1 Mariner 25 hp-
outboard engine (as is), 25 hp
propellers (shear Din and
spline), new nylan rope, 1 -
Kubota EA450N diesel engine
with alternator, 1 Vickers
hydraulic motor for trammel
(new), 1 10" drive shaft (new),
1 8" drive shaft (new), many
more items available. Call: 623-

I'- NISSAN'U 13 Bluebird
car, 1 wooden boat: 46' L x 7'
W x 4' D; 1 small flat- bottomed
aluminum boat; 1 48 .hp
Yamaha outboard engine; 1 -
15 hp Johnson outboard engine.
Contact: 270-1489 or 623-0290.
No reasonable offer will be
'ONE Coffee Percolator
make (12 cups), fully automatic,
110v $6000; 1- white Coffee
table,.18x 48 x 16, USA made
top 2 & half inches thick $8000;
1- Wall divider $8000; 1- 3-'
piece suite $18,000; 1, GRL
double- door Fridge '11V. -
$25,000; 1- live Chnstmas Tree
in plastic half drum,. 6-feet -
$12,000; 1- Quasar' Microwave,
110v $10,000; 1-.ladies' racing
cycle with aluminium rims-
$10,000; 1- Shredder machine
with bin 110v $15,000; 1- Key
cutting machine -$25,000; 3
'Mercury Vapor Lamps, 110v -
$6000 each; 4 large industrial
Tans on metal frame with general
Electric motor 240v $20,000;
1,r 6 .inch jointer, orT stand
Hesston & Anderton made -
$40,000; 1- 12-inch. Sears
Craftsman Band Saw with 1hp'
motor $35,000; 1- 14-inch De
Walt bross saw on arm stand,
110v $70,000. Owner leaving.
Tel. 621-49?8.
*~ *

ONE Mitsubishi 3 000
GT. Tel: 624-7130.
YAMAHA'YfZF 750,95 : 97
MODEL PAUL 615-3503.
SELLING your ve'icle?"
Prestige.Auto Sales 226-
THE best deals in town
call Central Auto Sales 614-
8908. *
BMW Coupe 320i, PEE
series, excellent conditio.R.
Call-226-4470. .
FOR all kinds 1f.vehicle.
Call Centrar Auto Sales. Tel.
ON- AT 170 Carina. Price
neg. Contact: Steve on 254- .
0217 or 615-3992.
S ONE LoitMy Base. RZ
mini-bus good working
condition. Tel- 231-7573.
ONE 1.8 Morris Marina;
car. Price reasonable. Tel: 226-
series, automatic, fully-loaded,
mags, music, etc. Tel: 220-3355.
1 -AT 192, PHH series, fully
loaded, mags, spoiler excellent
condition. Tel. #624-2379.
KEYHOMES 223-4267.

ONE. scooter
motorcycle, good condition
$90:000 neg. Tel: 225-
3528 after 6 pm:
ONE Nissan Ca'ravan in
working condition $250-
000 negotiable:-. Call 622-
ONE (1) -Toyota Corona
.motor car AT 170; one (1)
250 cc Honda scooter. .Tel.
# 621-9Q11.
-70C'C Hond'a
(ladies) in very good
condition. No reasonable
offer refused. Tel. 621-7984
1 80cc mnot6rcycle
with 2 helmets. Price -
. $200 000 excellent
condition. Sharon -Tel:
ONE Mitsobishi Lancer
CK2, never registered, 1998
model. $1.5M. Tel.. 276-0245/,
ONE.Toyota Carina AA 6Q
back-wheel drive in excellent
working, condition. Call. 616-
5281 Ravi.
ONE "10-ton Bedford-
three-way dump truck GFF"
4371 $600 000, neg. Tel;
621-3754 -FR.'Persaud.
*TEL: 627-1681.
TEL.. 2.56-0429/625-0762.-
*ONE white RZ mini-bus"-
working condition, mag rims
and musical set. Contact:
Marion Tel. # 626-0658/625-
ONE Toyota 4 Runner;-
excellent condition. Priced for
,quick sale. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 623-3400/233-
ONE Short Base Land
Rover in Working
condition. Price $325
000,* negotiable. Call:
629-2761 Candace. -
ONE Toyota Corona AT
-170 (PGG .series), good
condition, reasonably priced.
Call Edward @ 226-1508 or
TRACTOR rear lift for
logging; Riding lawn tower. -
220, 3-phase; Budgit hese 3/
HP. Phone: 227-4857 (Mop:'-.
1 4x4 DOUBLE Cab
Nissan 'Datsuh pick-up; 1 -
Nissan Datsun Bludbird
wagon. Albdrt Singh 220-
GOING cheap. Two
Nissap Pick-Ups and RU
11 .- $430 000, $500 000.
and $330 000. Tel. 220-
2366 and 22'-6879.
TOYOTA, Carina AT 170.
parts, Datsun'A 12 engine
arid other parts. Toyota
Corolla KE aO. Sherrif
Phone # 265-5876
ONE Honda Acdord,
one 250' Honda Elite
scooter, also one BMW-520
Series all in. good
condition. Tel: 623-8038 -
Paul. I .
NISSAN Pathfindel -
excellent condition. Price
ne g. Tel. 227-6906, 625-
8824. http://
www.geocities. com/
A & R Auto Sales 231'
7719, 617-9195. Ceres;
Marino, SV 30 Carny, AT 192,
AT 170 Carina wagn, RZ, 3Y,
'Sprinter, much mQre. "
$3.3M. TEL; 22547371225-. *
STARLET EP 82 Turbo,
new model, manual, 5-speed,
powered mirrors/locks/doors,
spoiler, mags, like new. 98
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
CARINA 212 like new,
never registered, fully
Powered, double air bags,
clear lamps, immaculate
condition. 98.Sheriff SL # 223-

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SUNDAY CHRONIGLF.Mayi'Wat' 04' t W;" 17

NEW Toyota Carina AT 192
never registered, fully
powered, mags, spoiler,
immaculate condition. 98
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
ONE Toyota Extra Cab
pick-up V6 engine, bedliner,
power steering. No reasonable
offer refused. Tel: 626-0872.
METALLIC brown 1999
CRV. Excellent condition, CD
Player, radio, tape, AC, Sun
roof, auto door locks, low
mileage. $3.5M/O.N.O. Call
CREDIT terms & trade-
in facilities available @ Paul
Camacho Auto Sales: 111
Croal St., Stabroek (bet.
Albert & Oronoque Sts.). Tel.
225-0773, 621-5869.
(1) STIHL 076 CHAIN SAW. #
226-4173, 624-2019.
1 B 14 NISSAN Sentra EX
Saloon automatic, air-
conditioned, fully powered,
alarm system, 34 000 mileage,
in excellent condition (not
reconditioned). Tel: 225-9816
Mon. Sat. (08:00 17:30 hrs).
1 -AE 100 Toyota Sprinter,
(PGG series), first owner,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, immaculate
condition. Price $1.3M.
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 TOYOTA RZ long base
mini bus (15-seater), (late BGG
series), mag rims, music,
immaculate condition. Hardly
psed, price $1.3M (neg.).
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 3-TON canter (5-speed
diesel engine) short base,
double wheel, new tyres, hardly
used, mint condition. Price -
$1.4M (neg.). Contact Rocky -
#225-1400 or 621-5902.
GMC Sierra Extra Cab 4x4
pick- up truck diesel, 1998;
Land Rover 110 County diesel;
Land Rover 110 Defender -
diesel, TDR engine. # 225-
YAMAHA RI like new;
Yamaha XT 600cc Scrambler;
Honda 250cc Rebel; Kawasaki
250cc; Yamaha ATV Banshee
350cc four-wheeler. # 225-
PATHFINDER new model,
like new, loaded; Bayliner
speed boat with Yamaha 115
horse power engine; Kawasaki
750 jet ski. # 629-2401/225-
TWO Kawasaki Ninja's
cat eyes, ZX 600, excellent
condition, one owner leaving.
Helmets, covers, accessories.
No reasonable offer refused.
Phone 223-1885.
ONE Nissan V-12, 5 forward
stick gear, new engine, mag
rims, CD, radio and tape, AC,
stainless steel exhaust.
Immaculate condition. Owner
leaving country. Contact
Raymond, 616-2725 or 231-
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona,
full light, (Private EFI)
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, low mileage, mint
*condition. Price $900 000.
Contact Rocky #225-1400/
1 NISSAN Pathfinder
(4x4), V6 EFI engine,
automatic, fully powered, AC,
mag rims, music set, crash bar,
CD Player, roof rack, mint
conditionn Price $1.9M.
"' ct Rocky #225-1400/

MAZDA, 2 X 4 King
ieft hand, stick gear,
,c, next to new, for quick
$1 300 000. Credit can
a arranged. Tel. David 226-
351 or 226-5546, after 4 pm -
TOYOTA Ceres (two-tone),
late PGG. Immaculate con-
dition, spoilers, mags,
Jensen CD Player, air-con-
ditioned. Price $1 350 000
neg., for quick sale. Call
Dereck 227-3235, 623-3786.
(1)d 92 HONDA Civic 5-
speed manual, fully
powered, A/C, 17" wheels,
headers, exhaust system,
-coil overs, altezza
taillights, immaculate
condition. Price $1 250
000, neg. Tel: 220-4676,
223-8200, 623-3770

LANCER CK 2 like new,
never registered, fully powered,
double air bags, immaculate
condition. 98 Sheriff St. # 223-
AE 81 $450 000, neg.; AT
170 Carina $850 000; Land
Cruiser $8M; Hondai Sentra -
$370 000; Sunny B 12 $550
000; 3Y buses from $280 000
up; IRZ $1.2M; 1 20-ton dump
truck. Prestige Auto Sales 226-
double Cab, King Cab 4 x 4 and
2 x 4. Contact Pete's Auto
Sales. Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Streets, back of Camp
and Brickdam church, in George
Street. Tel. 226-9951 or 226-
5546, after 4 pm 231-3690.
1 PJJ 192 Carina, fully
loaded, tape deck automatic, air
condition, etc. Must be sold only
$1.2 million, better bargain if
you are buying cash, or pay
down 1 million and take time to
pay balance. Contact Mr. Khan,
28 'BB.' Eccles, EBD. Tel. 233-
" TOYOTA RZ buses, 3Y
buses, Nissan Caravan, Toyota
Town Ace, Toyota Lite Ace,
Nissan Vannetta. Contact Pete's
Auto Sales. Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Streets, back of Camp
and Brickdam church in George
St. Tel. 226-9951/226-5546,
after 4 pm 231-3690.
AT 192 Carina $1.4M,
neg.; AE 100 Corolla & Sprinter
- $1.3M & $1.250M, neg.; AE
100 Truno two-door Sports -
$900 000, neg.; AT 170 Carina/
Corona $900 000 & $700 000,
neg.; ET 176 Corona wagon -
$800 000; Toyota Town Ace
mini- bus $750 000, neg.; B 12
Sunny $450 000, neg.
Federation Building. # 226-0176
(0), 623-5926 (C).
TOYOTA Corona/Carina AT
192, AT 150, AT 140, AA60 (E.
F. I.); Toyota Sprinter/Corona -
AE 100, AE 91, AE 81 (E. F. I.);
Toyota Corona/Carina s/w ET
176; Nissan Sunny FB 12 VH;
Toyota Starlet EP 82; Toyota
Hiace RZH 15, 12-seater; 3Y
15-seater; Nissan Vanette 9-
seater, private; Datsun pick-up
2 x 4; Toyota 4 x 4 pick-up
open & enclosed. Anita Auto
Sales, Lot 43 Croal &
Alexander Sts. Tel. 227-8550/
623-6180, 227-5926.
SALES, 270 Sheriff and Sixth
Streets. Campbellvile. 2264939.
ST 190 CORONA $1 500
000, $1 900 000, AT 192
Carina $1 375 000 and $1
475 000, AE 100 Corolla and
Sprinter $1 100 000 and $1
250 000, AT 170 Corona and
Carina $775 000, $875 000
and $975 000, AE 91 Corolla
and Sprinter $650 000 and
.$750 000, AT 150 Corona -
475 000, AE 81 Corolla -
575 000 Nissan Sunny -
$450 000 and $575 000.
Contact David at Pete's Auto
Sales. Lot 2 George and
Hadfield Streets, back of
Camp and Brickdam Church
in George St. Tel. 226-9951/
226-5546, after 4 pm 231-
1 -AT 150 TOYOTA Corona
- $625 000; 1- AE 91 Toyota
Sprinter $700 000; 1-
Mitsubishi Lancer, fully loaded,
mint condition, price $2.4M;
1 2-door Suzuki jeep, (4x4),
automatic. fully loaded, price -
$2.1M (1996 model); 1 Honda
Vigor, fully loaded, mint
condition, price $1.4M; 1 -
SV 32 Toyota Camry, fully
loaded,, price $1.4M; 1 -AE
100 Toyota Ceres, fully loaded,
price $1.3M (neg.); 1 Toyota
Tacoma, (1998 model) $2.8M.
Contact Rocky Auto Sales -
#621-5902 or 225-1400 or 91
Middle Road, L,- Penitence.
Please call before

1 AT 170 Carina, PJJ
series, 1- AT 150 Corona, stick
gear, 1-Toyota Celica Sports car,
1 Kainou (motorcycle) 150cc,
1 AA 60 Carina brand new
engine, mags, tape deck, etc., 1
- KE 74 Corolla WAGON .
Contact Mr. Khan, 28 'BB'
Eccles, EBD. Tel. 233-2336/623-
TOYOTA 4x4 Four Runner
- (22 R engine and 5 forward
gearbox), AC, roof rack, PGG
series, immaculate condition
- $1.8M; SR 5 Toyota Extra
Cab 4x4 pick-up only
finished 70 000 km $2M;
Toyota Extra Cab 4x4
automatic and manual pick-
ups $1.4M; Toyota Single
Cab (solid diff.), diesel, (PHH
series); 4x4 pick-up mags,
AC, immaculate $1.6M;
2001 Four Runner PJJ series
- $7.5M; Toyota RAV 4 -
(immaculate) (4) doors,
automatic $3.3M; Honda
CRV immaculate condition
- $3.5M. Financing
available, -pay 25% down and
drive. # 227-4040/628-0796.

CONTACT TEL: 222-3267.
ONE live-in Domestic, 2 -
boys to work on farm. Tel: 227-
LIVE reptiles and animals."
Best prices paid. Tel: 227-
dispatchers. Apply Sherry's
Taxi. Tel. # 227-2238.
PART-TIME handyman and
cleaner. Contact Tel. 225-7131/
DECENT, reliable Drivers -
hire car/mini- bus. Tel: 624-3268
or 233-5866.
ONE Taxi Driver. Contact:
Mr. Khan at 11 Thomas Street,
Kitty. Tel: 226-7948.
1-LIVE-IN Maid. 16
Public Road, Kitty. Walk
with I.D. Tel. 226-1531. Ask
for Radika.

S . u D .

to rent, clients impatiently
waiting. Call Vern 231-

jamoon made to order in
small amount. Contact on
INTELLIGENT Office staff -
32 Princes Street Werk-En-Rust
Georgetown (in person).
ONE live-in maid for
Georgetown immediately
between ages 35 and 55. Call
Tel. 619-1867.
Apply to: Eagles Disco and
Restaurant/Bar, 37 Robb Street,
WANTED any kind of
Satellite dishes to buy.
Call:.623-4686 or 223-4731.
Call anytime Shawn.
ONE Welder/Grillwork. Man.
Contact: Fat Man Welding Shop,
Broad Street, Charlestown. Tel:
PROPERTIES up to $5M in
greater Georgetown, house lots
in Georgetown and environs.
2 (two) boys to work in
business place, preferably from
the interior. Call 628-1756/229-
ONE hairdresser with
clients. Contact Patricia Angoy
- Lot 23 North Road, Bourda.
Tel. 223-8108/624-1904.
WANTED houses &
apartments to rent. Trusted
tenants waiting.
Excellence Realty -222-
5331, 621-7954.

URGENTLY one general
Domestic, age 25 35, to work
(2) times a week. Telephone
# 625-6365 or 226-1230.
LANDLORDS let us assist
you in improving, renting or
selling your property. We are H.
E. P. Contact: 226-8537.
MATURE Indo-Guyanese,
return to live, needs a live-in
companion age 45 to 50 years.
Driving will be an asset. Apply:
PO Box 28167.
SNACKETTE Attendant.
Must like to deal with foodstuff;
1 live-in girl. Must know to cook.
# 226-5063/226-9654/618-
FEMALE to sell basic
electronic items, past experience
would be an asset. Apply Guyana
Variety Store 68 Robb Street
Lacytown (Nut Centre).
SHARON Beer Garden, 52
'A' Sheriff Street (opposite
Buddy's Pool Hall). Tel: 227-
2795. (2) Experienced
Waitresses. Call within 14:00
Cooks, Waiters. Apply in
person with written
application: Hack's Halaal
Restaurant, 5 Commerce St.,
TRUCK Drivers for Haulers.
Must have truck and tractor
licences, Police Clearance and
two (2) References needed. Tel:
226-6744 or 225-0679.
Waiters, Supervisor. Apply in
person with written application:
Hack's Halaal Restaurant, 5
Commerce St., Georgetown.
FARM Workers to live in
all year round. Pickers,
labourers, tractor operators,
Mechanics, Chain Saw
Operators. Goldfield Inc. Lot
C Eccles, EBD. Tel. 233-
2 MATURE girls to work in
snackette. Must know to cook
Indian dishes. Own apartment
to live in free. Write to call 317
East Street, N/C/Burg 226-
5063/226-9654/618-2902 -
Abdul or Buckey.
SALESMAN/Driver. Apply
with written application, (2)
references and Police Clearance
to Manager, N.S. Trucking, 9
Dowding Street, Kitty,
Georgetown, between 9 am and
5 pm, Monday to Friday.
LIVE-IN maid. Must be
honest and obedient. Contact
Mr. Khan, 28 'BB' Eccles New
Housing Scheme, EBD. Tel.
AT Survival Supermarket -
Salesgirls. Must have a sound
Secondary school education.
Apply with handwritten
application to: Survival
Supermarket, Vlissengen Rd.
and Duncan St. Contact: No.
ONE live-in Domestic
preferable from the country or
riverain area. Apply in person
with Police Clearance, medical,
NIS and ID card to: J. Harrison,
92 Oronoque St., Queenstown,
also heavy-duty Mechanics,
Excavator Operators. Contact:
VEE BEES Bar, 37 Sandy
Babb Street, Kitty, between
12:00 & 18:00 hrs. Tel: 225-
2 FEMALES preferable
from Linden Highway, with (3)
CXC Subjects to work as "GIF
Splashmins Fun Park and Resort.
Bring written application to:
Splashmins Fun Park and Resort,
48 High Street, Werk-en-Rust, no
later than May 11, 2004.

Sport Ohliole.

Brawling players could

face worldwide ban

(Reuters) Brawling players
from Kuwait's Al Qadsiya and
Qatar's Al Sadd face the pos-
sibility of a worldwide ban,
FIFA president Sepp Blatter
said yesterday.
Blatter said he was speech-
less as he watched video clips
showing scenes of mayhem and
violence from an AFC Champi-
ons League match on April 20
between the two clubs in Ku-

TWO live-in Domestics from
country area, between 18 and
20 years, to work in Georgetown.
Call 621-4928.
R.K.'s SECURITY needs
Duty Officers (Watch
Commanders), Drivers (cars,
minibus, inspectors with
motorcycles and bicycles,
neat, ambitious, trim males
and females for canine
divisions. Report with Police
Clearance, recommendations,
N.I.S. and I.D. Cards to: R.K.'S
National Security Network, 125
Regent Road, Bourda, G/
Applicants with military and para-
military experience would be at
an asset to the organization.
least 3 years experience and to
have valid Driver's Licence.
PORTERS. Apply with Police
Clearance 2 recent testimonials
and application. TYPIST/
CLERK. Qualifications: must
have at least Pitman's
Intermediate Typewriting
Certificate or equivalent and
Intermediate English or
equivalent. Apply in person with
application, 2 recommendations
and Police Clearance not later
than 17t" May 2004 to: The
Personnel Manager, National
Hardware (Guyana) Limited, 17
19A Water Street, South
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

The AFC has already
banned all Al Qadsiya play-
ers from its competitions
for three years while four
Al Sadd players are sus-
pended for two years. "I
was shocked and couldn't
speak when I saw what
happened in that match,"
said Blatter. "Certainly if
and when the case comes
to FIFA, the players in-
volved face the possibility
of a worldwide ban.
"It was not just vio-
lence, it was bringing the
game into disrepute. FIFA
takes a strong view on
Scenes involving play-
ers, officials and security
personnel fighting and kick-
ing were shown to a
shocked audience during
the Asian Football
Confederation's Congress
AFC president
Mohamed bin Hammam
said the body is determined
to recover from this setback
in what is designated as the
Year of Fair Play.
"Aren't you ashamed
that -this is what the world
will see of Asian football?"
said Hammam while ad-
dressing the Congress.
Hammam later told
journalists that the AFC
has formed an ad hoc com-
mittee to investigate the in-
cident and will work
quickly to make its recom-
mendations to FIFA, even
as early as tomorrow.
The bans currently
apply only to AFC compe-
titions such as the Asian
Cup China 2004 in July
and AFC Champions

Professional computer sales,
repairs and spares. Call 232-
0510 Email:-

Store, panel doors,
cupboard doors, windows
and mouldings. Pitt Street
& Republic Road, N/A.

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

PRIME business property
located at Main and Kent
Streets, New Amsterdam.
Call: 225-7747, weekdays.
1 3-STOREYED building,
newly built in the heart of
New Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-2348.
(1) 2-BEDROOM house at
Whim, Corentyne price -
US$40 000. Phone: 220-6115.
Ideal for businessperson or
2-STOREY prime
residential property situated
in Canefield Canje Public
Road. Price $20 million,
negotiable. Contact Tel. 327-

CHURCH View Hotel,
Restaurant, Bar, Gym &
Conference Hall, 3 Main
& King Streets, New
Amster am. Phone: 333-
2126/333-2880; fax: 333-
4 1 5 1 ;

1 LITTLE Giant dragline
with 371 engine; 1 48" x 36"
pitch propeller; (1) 3" dia. x
13 ft 6 ins. propeller shaft; 1 -
Perkins marine with
transmission; 1 Bedford
engine block with standard
crank shaft and head; all
sizes of 3-phase motors;
cutting torch; one complete
gas welding set; one 371
GM engine. Tel: 333-

ONE newly built 3-
bedroom house to let.
Contact Tel. 333-2826.
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for business
purposes located in Coburg
Street (next to Police
Headquarters) Call
Telephone # 618-6634.
ONE fully furnished 3-
bedroom two-storey building
with office space, ideal for
company uses. Lot 25 North
Road, New Amsterdam, Berbice.
Tel. 333-2530.

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In memory of a loving father JOSEPH
MOONSAMMY who departed on 8'
Goihe'avenly gates stood open 25
years do
)jthgoodbye left unspoken
Youtldletly passed away
~d ed your paip but broke our
heaft I
A ghegentlytook your hands
yp.rlqve and kind memories will always stay.
.iimthose who loved you
Lvingly remembered by daughters Evlyn,, Mary &
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KINGSTON, Jamaica,
(CMC) Five-time Olympic
medallist Marion Jones com-
pleted a double, winning the
100 metres and the long
jump, at the Jamaica Interna-
tional Invitational meet on
Jones, running in her first
100 metres since having a baby
and in her first outdoors race for
two years, easily won the 100
metres dash in 11.04 seconds
ahead of Jamaicans Aleen Bailey,
in 11.91 secs, and Tanya
Lawrence in 11.29.
"I was feeling the vibes
because I love the weather,"
Jones said. "It's like para-
dise, it doesn't get any better
than this.
"I thought my start was
good because I got ahead of good
starters like Tayna Lawrence
and it is testimony that what I


Golding-Clarke (12.69
"The Jamaicans h

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avye al-


n memory our belovedson and brother
IRSHAD SALIM RAHIM, age: 4% years of Lot 3
Chateau Margot, ECD who died on 8" May
One yearhas passed since that sad day
When you were called away
SWefelttheblow '
SWe still endure the pain of losing you
P Sadly missed by his loving dad Intezam, mom Christine, s
i Farzana, brotherZahir and all other relatives.
May Allah grant his soul eternal rest..




In loving memory of a beloved
husband, father and grandfather
of Bish & Sons Trading Co. Ltd.,
159 Barr Stret, Kitty
Who departed this life on May llth, 1987.

eventeen years ago in this unforgettable month of May
ur beloved one was called away
nories of him will live on as he was

A wonderful husband, father and grandfather in the truest sense
He was a legend and inspiration to us, so loving, kind and sincere
If memories could build a stairway, and remembrance make a lane
We will walk the long road to reach him and bring him home again
Till memory fades and life departs our beloved will always be in our hearts.
May God Grant Him Eternal Rest. 9



Always remembered and forever loved
by his wife, dchidren,
daughters-in-law, sons-in-law,
gramdchikren, other relatives and friends

have been doing in practice is
J- ones their won tle'-long
jump with a leap of 6.73 metres,
but Tim Montgomery,' Jones'
partner and father of her 10-
month-old son, failed to place in;
the men's 100m.
The world 100 metres
record holder finished fourth
with a time of 10.25 sees in a
race won by fellow American
Darvis Patton in 10.12 secs Jn
a photo finish over another
American John Capel (10.13
American Gail Devers, a
three-time former world
champion, won her season
debut women's sprint
hurdles in ;12.50' secs from
Jamaicans Delloreen Ennis-
London (12.69) and Lacena

"BA.LDE O neie
loving memory of our
dearest mother who
departed this life on
May9, 1996.
We often think of
bygone days '
When we were all

The: family chain is
But memories willlive forever
Our hearts are full ofmemories
We cherish them with care
The way you had to leave us
Will always seem unfair
Two, tired eyes are sleeping
STwo willing hands are still.
For one who had given far too much
Is resting in God's will
"so you who have a mother
cherish her with care
for you'll never know the heartache 'till you see.
her vacant chair."
Dearly missed by her sorrowful husband,
children, grandchildren, dad, brothers,
sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts and other

rIn Mem oriam

In sacred memory ofBEHARI aka WHITE EYE
who passed away on 15 May, 1975 and
1998 of Lot 34 Lusignan East, East Coast
Some people come into our lives and quickly go
But the brilliance of your lives is still here
It lights up the darkest corner of our lives and
Shows us the way to carry on
Lovingly remembered by their 11
children, especially Doris of New York,
grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-
in-law, friends and relatives.
^^. ^CA


Rebels set...
(From page 21)
ongoing row.
Carlisle said the players
were sticking by their original
demands, which include the
reinstatement of former captain
Heath Streak and changes to the
selection panel.
IHe added: "If we do not,
during mediation, get our wish
for 'this to .be' only a first step,
wd wil1 probably walk out
again? i
ZCU chairman Peter:
Ching Oka aid: "We 'are
expecting their letter but we
haven't received it yet. Until
we do I cannot make any
comment." The second and
last Test against Sri Lanka
stats in Bulawayo on Friday.

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THE rebels still want Heath
Streak reinstated as team

S: I

today at the same venue with
the finals in the 'remaining
Teams from Linden,
Georgetown and Berbice are
meeting in the grand playoff for
the top prizes of trophies and

In loving, chenshed memory of my beloved father
LEONAR ACCRA who departed this life on
Apnril,28 2003.
We were not there to see you suffer
We only got ihe message
You died without saying goodbye
Life could have been better dad
ButGodknows it all
Sadly missed by his daughters Kalena and
, Violet, grandchildren Colils, Oniesha, Tiffon and others, mom,
aunts and cousins.



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Jones makes grand return to sprints


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ways beengreat," she said. 'I Michelle Ballantyne (2:01.86).
have always had great compe- Jamaica's Davian Clarke
tition from them. I know --had satisfying victory in the
have tb be on my game and I, mein's 400,metres.
cannot make any mistakes. le won in. 45.54 seconds,
"Lacena tan a great race, so outcassing American Derek
i need to go home, look at the Brew'(45.96) and fellow Jamai-
tape, and get back on my, can Michael McDonald (46.06).
programme." 1 :, 'TWo-time Jamaica national
.. Mozambique's Maria champion Michael Blackwood
MMutola was clocked at two min-.' pulled but of the race at the last
utes, 00,38 seconds to continue minute.
'her dominance in the women's Savante Stringfellow of
800 metres finishing ahead of. the United States captured
American Hazel Clarke the mipen's' long jump with a
(2:01.46) and Jamaica's lea of 7.81 pietres.

.HaIel *1a

first team title
GEORGETOWN team lIale' cash incentives.
claimed the flrst team title in 'lhe time limit of the
the finals of the Optimum/ sessions is affected somewhat
Ameri-Source Funding due to the size of the venue.
sponsored Two-Player teamU, 'Accordiiigt6 national coach
tournament yesterday in. Liinden Johnson, the venue is
Berbice. ,. smaller than anticipated and as
Halex, a combination ofi. such only three tables can be set
SCaribbean junior table tennis upto6accommodate play.
champion Jody-Ann Blake arid The finals of the Berbice
kXenGoliah beat NP'Electronics Opien competition are also
'B' (Sydney' Christophe/), expected today. The Berbice
Mitthew Khan) 3-0 in the "B' Open isa competition for
division final at ,the Rose Hal i Berbice players only.
Community Centre. The Ancient County has
Meanwhile, in other action,' seen, a considerable number of
NP Electronics will meet the d. table,tennis activities for the
Super Two of Berbice (WinstdOn: weekend, with the coaching
Duff/Floyd Conway) in the" seminar set to conclude
finals of the: 'C' 'and 'D:. tomorrow with sessions from
*divisions, while the Titans.' Chinese Coach Zhou Ping and
(Christopher Franklyn/Paul' : Johnsdn at thesame venue.
Meusa will meet NP Elite. .The sessions were
(Christophe/Khan) in the final of scheiiuled to start on Friday
the 'A' division. with leginnets,,schoolchildren,
The competition started, advanced players and interested
yesterday and concludes,' per6is in the areas.

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~%~%port Choice

GFF honours Kester Alves ...
(From back page)
round of the World Cup tournament, reeeived a $200 000 incentive, to be divided among
GFF had public thanks for Banks DIH Limited for sponsoring the inaugural Futsal tournament,
staged by the national governing body, from whibh the players for the national team were identified.
The bottling company also provided jerseys for the team to travel with to the host country Trinidad
& Tobago.
Gratitude was also extended to the administration of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall,
including chairman of the National Sports Commission, who was instrumental in making
available the facility for the National squad's preparation, Director of Sport Neil Kumar,
NSC Administration Officer George Green and caretaker Linden Johnson.


AWARDEES: Prizewinners pose with delegates from the various football associations.




In loving memory of our beloved husband, father, father-
in-law, grandfather GENDA SOOKDEO aka SHINES or
KENNETH of 54 Little Diamond EBD who was gunned
down by heartless cannibals on the 7' of May 2003.
May comes with deep sorrow
One lonely yearhas gone when our beloved
Sweetheart was called away
We were so grateful for all the little ways, we're connected forever and
happy always
It was nice to have a husband, a dad who knew us like you did
Who shared in laughterand many good times too
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The wife Munyawattie, son Ravindra, father Mohan, six
brothers Rabindra, Surindra, Jeetendra,
Dharmendra, Rajendra and Mahendra, two sisters
Natasha and Samantha of the late SHAILENDRA
LALL of Lot 2 Henrietta, Essequibo Coast and
formerly 95 Ituni Street, Bel Air Park, Greater
Georgetown was born on the 13'" of November
1971 and died on Good Friday, the 9" April, 2004
at Suddie Hospital, also on the Essequibo Coast
wish to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude
to all those who showed support and expressed
their sympathy and kindness to us in our time of
grief. Whichever was the kindly part, we thank you
very much.
The family.
Sadly missed by all family and friends. Also
\adlyhe was the son of the late Bibi Majeedan Lall.
We love you dearly dearly Shailendra.
May God grant him eternal rest.

BOODHAN: In everlasting
memory of our beloved
son, brother and brother- -
alk BROTHER who .
departed this life on
May 8t", 1986 by
Life is to care, to
have, to own, to
cherish, to nurture ,
But when combined,
we have the quality
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passing but, even though.
neverlose its brilliance
It seems like yesterday you
were here with us
And in years to come it would remain the same
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__ __ Bannister still

believes in 3:30 mile

NEW JERSEY Nets guard Kerry Kitties (30) drives against
Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton (L) in the second
half of Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals,
Friday at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Rebecca

Billups records 28

points to lead Pistons

Sto second win

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Chauncey Billups recorded
28 points and a playoff-high
13 assists to inspire the
Detroit Pistons to a 95-80 win
over the New Jersey Nets in
their Eastern Conference
playoff semifinal in Auburn
Hills, Michigan Friday.
Detroit now lead the best-
of-seven series 2-0. Games three
and four will be in East
Rutherford, New Jersey, today
and Tuesday.
Richard Hamilton also
notched 28 points for the
Pistons, who overcame a shaky
start to dominate the later
New Jersey produced a
strong first half to grab a 46-34
advantage but the Nets struggled
in the third quarter and were
outscored 27-11.
Rasheed Wallace added 15
points and had three blocks for
the Pistons while Corliss


Williamson chipped in with 11
Ben Wallace had a
typically powerful defensive
game and picked up eight
points, 11 rebounds and four
Kenyon Martin led New
Jersey with 19 points and eight
rebounds but he fouled out with
1:10 left.
Richard Jefferson added 19
points while Rodney Rogers
scored 11 points coming off the
bench. Jason Kidd had eight
points and 11 assists on 3-for-
13 shooting.
Detroit launched a 19-2
surge in the third quarter to take
control and sweep the first two
games on their home court. The
Pistons also added another 17-
4 run in the fourth session.
In Game One, the Pistons
held the Nets to 56 points, the
second-lowest total in the
history of the playoffs.

offers hope

for British Grand Prix
BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) Formula One supremo Bernie
Ecclestone is ready to secure the future of the British Grand
Prix but will not promote it himself.
"If we find a promoter we'll sign a long-term contract, we'll sign
to 2011 or something like that," he said at the Spanish Grand Prix
The Briton holds the commercial rights to the race after
US. advertising giant Interpublic handed them back, a move
that cast doubt on Silverstone's future.
The circuit, owned by the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC),
hosted the first Formula One race in 1950
but Ecclestone said there was no contract
with anyone for the grand prix after this .
year's event in July.
"I hope the the BRDC find a promoter
and we can continue there," said
Ecclestone. "I'm absolutely sure that a
promoter will come forward and promote "'
the British Grand Prix. '"
"And I know that the BRDC will
be extracting a large amount of money si
from Interpublic so they can do all the
building work that they want," he ?
added. "I hope they can do something
an awful lot better than what's been I -

By John Mehaffey

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- For more than half a
century the sub-four minute
mile defied the world's finest
middle-distance runners.
Then, after a succession of
athletes had threatened a mark
once thought impregnable, 25-
year-old English medical student
Roger Bannister clocked three
minutes 59.4 seconds on the
evening of May 6, 1954.
Asked in the same year
what he thought the ultimate
mark would be, Bannister
predicted three minutes 30
In an interview before
Thursday's 50th anniversary of
his epic run, Bannister saw no
reason to revise his prediction,
referring to the present mark of
3:43.13 set by Moroccan
Hicham El Guerrouj four years
"I think the 3-1/2-
minute mile is going to be
difficult," Bannister said.
"That's what I thought 50
years ago but we've got
halfway towards it."
Bannister said his run on a
cinder track was probably
equivalent to 3:56 on a modem
"If you call it 3:56, which
is a sensible comparison, then
what's happened is that you

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Grenada, St
Vincent & the Grenadines
and St Lucia all posted com-
fortable wins in the latest
matches in the West Indies
Women's Cricket Federation
limited-overs championship
on Friday.
At Preysal: Grenada, chas-

HUMAN error and bad
weather led to the plane crash
that killed Hansie Cronje,
according to a report by South
Africa's Civil Aviation Author-
The former South Africa
captain died on June 1, 2002,
when the aircraft crashed into a
hill 260 miles from Cape Town.
The report said the accident
was probably "human factor-re-
lated, with weather and mechani-
cal as well as technological fac-
tors contributing."
The pilot had to execute an
instrument-guided approach in
overcast skies.
The CAA was last year
moved to play down newspa-
per allegations of a conspiracy
to cause the crash, which
killed two other people.
Cronje, who was 32, report-
edly caught a ride home to his
hometown of George on the
Hawker Siddeley 748 cargo plane
from Bloemfontein after missing
an earlier scheduled flight.
Cronje was banned from pro-
fessional cricket for life in 2000

have actually got 13 seconds off
in 50 years, which is a third of
a second a year.
"If we went on like that we
would get another 13 seconds
off in 50 years and then, when
none of us are around, we will
be doing the 3-1/2-minute mile."

Thirteen men since
Bannister have held the world
record. Three have made a
particular impression on the
The first is Herb Elliott, the
tough Australian who set a
world record in the final of the
1960 Rome Olympics 1500
"Herb Elliott had a bigger
margin of superiority over
his contemporaries, whereas
in other times the margin has
been very small," Bannister
"El Guerrouj now has held
the record for four years, he has
got that kind of margin. He is
extremely good, he is built
beautifully for it. He of course
comes from north Africa where
they have those special gifts.
American Jim Ryun, who
held the record twice, is the
third runner singled out by
"He ran 3:52 on the old
tracks so you must really say
that that is really worth 3:48. It

ing a target of 89, completed a
six-wicket triumph over Barba-
dos, after Marilyn Nelson hit
the top score of 38 and Pamela
Lavine took three wickets for 18
runs to put some pressure on
the Grenadian top order.
Barbados, making a return
to the WIWCF competition af-
ter more than two decades, were

after admitting accepting money
from bookmakers for supplying
information on matches.
Former teammates, including
Herschelle Gibbs and Henry
Williams, also alleged he offered
them money to under-perform
in games.
He-had only recently be-
gun work as the financial di-"
rector of a construction com-
pany. (BBC Sport)

HANSIE Cronje ield in June
2002 after his plane
crashed in bad weather.
(BBC Sport)

brings you not very far from
3:43 or 3:44."
In the space of a few
months, Bannister qualified as a
doctor, broke the four-minute
mile and won the Vancouver
Empire Games mile and the
Berne European championships
The Empire Games
victory over Australian
John Landy, who had
reduced Bannister's record
to 3:58:0, was one of the
great middle-distance
Landy, conscious of
Bannister's superior finishing
speed, ran from the front in an

effort to shrug off his rival.
"The interesting part of
the race is that he nearly got -
away from me," Bannist?
said. "I thought he was going
too fast and would have to
slow down.
"It was one of the most
extraordinary events. He wanted
to see in the back straight (of
the final lap) if he had cracked
me and he couldn't resist the
temptation to see.
"He looked over his left
shoulder, because with the
curve of the track he could
see the runners. It only takes
a tenth of a second to look
and I was gone."

nuun orannustrer crosses
history. (BBC Sport).

earlier dismissed for 88 in 26.2
overs with Helen Hunte taking
three for 26.
At Gilbert Park: Half-centu-
ries from Geneille Greaves and
Cordel Jack helped SVG to a
62-run victory over Jamaica in
a match reduced to 46 overs-a-
side because of rain.
Greaves hit the top score of
60 and Jack supported with 56
to pace SVG to 183 for six off
42 overs.
Jack returned to take four
for 12 as Jamaica, chasing 184
to win, were dismissed for 121
in 42 overs.
At Diego Martin: St
Lucia romped to a 62-run win
over Guyana with Maria
David bagging four for 16 and
Verena Felicien two for nine
to restrict the Guyanese,
chasing 142 to win, to 79 from
37 overs.
Eugena Gregg led all scorers
in the match with 32 not out in
St Lucia's 141 for six off 50
The Championship contin-
ued yesterday when Trinidad &
Tobago faced St Lucia at
Munroe Road in a titanic battle

between the region's two most
competitive women's sides;
Guyana met Jamaica at Preysal;
and SVG tackled Grenada at
Pierre Road.
Summarised scores:
At Preysal: Barbados 88 off
26.2 overs (Angela Arthur 18,
Rosita Browne 17; Helen Hunte
3-26, Bernadette Mahon 2-16).
Grenada 89 for four off 28-4
overs (Marilyn Nelson 38;
Pamela Lavine 3-18). Grenada
won by six wickets.
At Gilbert Park: St Vincent
& the Grenadines 183 for six off
46 overs (Geneille Greaves 60,
Cordel Jack 56; Paulette Rowe
2-35). Jamaica 121 off 42 overs
(Patrice Cuffie 39, Paulette
Rowe 21; Cordell Jack 4-12).
SVG won by 62 runs in match
reduced to 46 overs-a-side be-
cause of rain.
At Diego Martin: 9St6ucia
141 for six off 50 overs (Eug'
Gregg 32 not out, Lorena Vi.
25; Abina Parker 3-17,
Indomatie Goordial 2-16).
Guyana 79 off 37 overs
(Candacy Atkins 25; Maria
David 4-16, Verena Felicien 2-9).
St Lucia won by 62 runs.

Cronje crash due to

bad weather

Wright may get extension
JOHN Wright's coaching contract with India may be
extended when his current one ends in September, says
India's cricket boss Jagmnohan DAidmiya.
"We have no idea of saying goodbye to anyone at the
moment," said Dalmiya. :
'Wright has done a goodjob4 but.itis decision which will be
taken by the working committee ata later stage." -
Under Wright's tenure so far, India have won 15. Tests,
including seven overseas which is one.third of all of India's
Test victories away from home. (BBC Sport): _-


Widads emssep ace

I i wmens hamioshi !

Ten-man Chelsea seal

Champions League slot

By Trevor Huggins

.LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Ten-man Chelsea held out
for a 1-1 draw at Manchester
United yesterday to seal
second place in the premier
league and a guaranteed slot
in next season's Champions
Chelsea were cruising after
Danish winger Jesper Gronkjaer .
scored in the 19th minute and
keeper Carlo Cudicini brilliantly
saved a penalty from United's
Dutch striker Ruud van
Nistelrooy just before halftime.
But a 73rd-minute red card
for Chelsea's German defender
Robert Huth was followed four
minutes later by a goalkeeping
.howler by Cudicini which
handed van Nistelrooy an easy
United poured forward
but Chelsea hung on for a
draw, which ensured they
finish second behind
champions Arsenal. Chelsea
have 76 points to United's 72
with one match left to play.
United, guaranteed of third
place, and the fourth-placed club
will go into the Champions
League qualifiers. Arsenal, on 84
points and bidding to finish th6
season unbeaten, are away to
Fulham today..
Liverpool are clear
favourites to join United in the
qualifiers after strengthening
their fourth place with a 3-0
win over 10-man Birmingham
Emile Heskey lined up the
opener for England team-mate
Michael Owen and then scored
one of his own before City lost

Kenny Cunningham to a 64th-
minute red card and Liverpool-
skipper Steven Gerrard added
the third.
Victory gave Liverpool 59
points, three clear of Aston
Villa, who drew 1-1 at
Southampton and are almost
certainly out- of the running
due to a far inferior goal
Liverpool manager Gerard
Houllier told Sky Sports News:
"There's a great aspiration to get
fourth place, which means every
game has a lot at' stake. But I
thought we dealt with that with
a lot of composure at times and
a lot of discipline."
Newcastle United, who
have 53 points and a midweek

game in hand against
Southampton, are at home to
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Fourth slot could well be
decided when Liverpool host
Newcastle next Saturday, the
last day of the premier league
Leeds United, effectively
relegated last weekend, had a 3-
3 draw with Charlton Athletic
to confirm the drop, while
Leicester City, also down,
trounced Portsmouth 3-1.

But the match of the
weekend was at Old Trafford
where Chelsea's determination

CHELSEA winger Jesper Gronkjaer is given space on the
edge of the area and nets a scorcher in the 19th minute.
(BBC Sport).

was all the more impressive for
coming three days after they
were knocked out of the
Champions League semifinals
by Monaco.
Second place also meant
Chelsea finish above United for
the first time in the premier
league, which started in 1992.
"It's a great achievement,"
said Chelsea coach Claudio
"We tried to do our best
today because it was
important to keep the second
place and play well here in a
great stadium."
Ranieri said he believed he
could yet hold on to his job at
Stamford Bridge, despite
months of speculation that he
would be replaced at the end of
the season.
"It's not finished yet," he
United's last game at Old
Trafford this season ended on a
low note but Alex Ferguson's
side have an FA Cup final
against first division Millwall to
look forward to 6n May 22 in
Ferguson indicated that third
place was. no great surprise
following recent defeats by
Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool.
"It was going to be very
tough today," he said. "Chelsea
only needed that point and they
got it.
"After they scored, we
played some excellent stuff and
*were a bit unlucky we didn't
capitalise on that."
But he added: "I'm
satisfied with the
commitment of the players,
they worked very hard."

By Nazvi Careem

(Reuters) FIFA has no
power to stop television
stations from flooding Asian
screens with European
football, FIFA president Sepp
Blatter said yesterday.
The Asian Football
Confederation (AFC) has long
complained that increasing live
coverage of matches from
England, Italy and Spain has
resulted in Asian fans staying
away from domestic stadiums
so they can watch European
soccer on TV. AFC even tried to
resurrect an old FIFA statute
that made it illegal for
broadcasters to show live
matches that clashed with
domestic fixtures.
"We had to abandon that
statute because there is no way
to enforce it," Blatter told
Reuters. "There is nothing we
can do to stop private
television stations from making
money. It is simple economics."
Channels such as ESPN and
STAR Sports show up to five
live matches from the English
premier league on a given week

attracting fans.
"What national associations
in Asia have to do is to improve
their own leagues and make it
more professional so that fans
in that country will have
something that can compete
with European football," said

in addition to games from the
Italian Serie A and Spain's
Primera Liga.
Often, these matches are
shown at prime time slots in
Asia at the same time many of
the domestic matches are being
Blatter said the same
problem exists in South
America, where top-class
European matches are shown
live at around noontime.
One solution is to ask
broadcasters to compensate
national associations financially
but Blatter said money is not
the way to settle the issue of

A DOZEN Zimbabwe
cricketers have agreed to
mediation talks with their
bosses but could walk out
againbefore the second Test
against Sri Lanka.
They are asking the
Zimbabwe Cricket Union
(ZCU) to agree to moves that
could end an ongoing row over
selection issues.
One of the dissident
players, Trevor Gripper, said:
"Our decision to mediate is not
yet set in stone.
"We will want, during
mediation talks with the

Blatter also came to the
defence of European teams who
charge high fees for playing
exhibition matches in Asia.
"If someone pays for this,
that means .the money is
there," said Blatter. "It's like
going to see your favourite
band or opera singer".

ZCU, for those talks to
develop into an arbitration
The 12 included former
national team captains Heath
Streak and Stuart Carlisle, all-
rounders Andy Blignaut and
Sean Ervine and spinner Ray
Four of the 12 Streak,
Price, Ervine and Gripper -
pulled out of the first Test
against Sri Lanka, having
been named in the squad for
the match, because of the

(Please see page 18)


By Leeron Brumell

THE Guyana Amateur
Weightlifting Association
(GAWA) is heartened by the
response of the crowds .they
have been attracting over the
past week with their various
exhibition lifts around .the
"The crowd support is
tremendous. Everyone is
enthusiastic and the response is
good," general secretary of the
association Deion Nurse said
GAWA is celebrating-its
64th year as an organised sport
in the country and as such has
embarked on a number of
exhibition showcases around the
Nurse said the response in
the Parika areas yesterday was
poor. A number of gyms did not
turn up to go to the venue. Since
Sunday is not a busy day in the
area, as such they will be back
in the area from 10:00 hrs
Following that, there will be
another exhibition at the
Georgetown Seawall from 16:00
hrs to 18:00 hrs.
Nurse said the
exhibitions were sponsored
by Banks DIH Limited under
the Banks Malta brand
name. He said that they
distributed samples of the
product at the various venues.
A number of other
exhibition lifts are scheduled

around the country throughoi
the month of May, while their
is also a youth seminar and
coaches' seminar planned f(
May 15.and 22. The youl
seminar is'open to everyone
interested in the sport and wi
deal with the history of th
sport, the benefits, and mak
video presentations of local an
international competitions.
The coaches' seminar i
mainly designed to upgrade th
skills of the present coaches i
the country.
The one-day seminar wil
be conducted by national
coach, Clifton Moore, wh
returned from Hungary wit
a diploma from th
Hungarian Sports Universit:
The diploma now allows hh
to coach in any- spoi
discipline but Nurse sai
other persons could als
Meanwhile, president ofth
association, Farook Abdool, i
on a six-day coaches' training
course in Mexico and i
expected back on May 12.
The course is sponsored b:
the Pan-American -Sport
Organisation and has beei
facilitated by the Guyanz
Olympic Association (GOA).
Abdool, elected vice-
president of the association,
was elevated to president
when' former elected
president Melissa Robertson-
Ogle resigned from the post
earlier this year.

'Injured' Akhtar escapes

with a caution from PCB

KARACHI, Pakistan,
(Reuters) Fast bowler
Shoaib Akhtar has escaped
with a caution from the Pa-
kistan Cricket Board (PCB)
after suggestions he feigned
an injury in the Test series
against India.
The warning came after Pa-
kistan lost last month's third
Test in Rawalpindi to go down
2-1 in the series, a reverse that
prompted the board to appoint
a medical commission to inves-
tigate injuries to certain players.
"We have decided not to
impose any penalty on him. But
the board has taken serious note
of Akhtar's conduct after he left
the field, which according to the
doctors, management and cap-
tain, demoralised the spirit in


the dressing room," PCB chair-
man Shaharyar Khan told a
press conference in the eastern
city of Lahore yesterday.
"He has been warned that
he will not in future be given
special treatment on the basis of
reputation and that he will have
to demonstrate his discipline,
his fitness and to prove his
playing ability in domestic
cricket to earn selection."
Akhtar did not appear on
the third day of the third Test
when India piled up 600 to set
up an innings victory.
The 28-year-old Akhtar
said he had injured his lower left
back but returned on the fourth
day to hammer 28 from 14
The medical commission
found a stress injury to one of
Akhtar's ribs but could not
judge if was new or old. Khan
said other players had received
similar warnings.
"The manner in which the
team surrendered in the final
Test was disgusting. Other of-
fending members of the team
must also share the blame for
not showing grit and fighting
spirit," he added.
Akhtar will join English
county Durham tomorrow
but, due to his injury, will be
unavailable to play until the
end of May.

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Murali breaks Walsh's

world bowling record

as Zimbabwe fall apart

HE had to wait longer than
expected, but, at 1.51 pm local
time, Muttiah Muralitharan
took the record-breaking
520th Test -wicket as
Zimbabwe capitulated to an
innings defeat on the third
day of the first Test at
Murali finally achieved
what the world, and Sri Lanka
in particular, had been waiting
for. Mluleki Nkala, Zimbabwe's
top-scorer with a defiant 24,
pushed forward to an ordinary
off-break, and the ball brushed
the pad onto the bat and then
up to silly mid-off, where
Mahela Jayawardene dived low
to take the crucial catch. (Final
scores: Sri Lanka 541 beat
Zimbabwe 199 and 102 (Zoysa
5-20) by an innings and 240
It was Murali's magical
moment, taking him ahead of
Courtney Walsh in the hall of
fame. The magnificent feat
overshadowed what was
Zimbabwe's heaviest ever defeat
- an innings and 240 runs.
Yesterday's pounding easily
beat the innings-and-219 run
defeat against South Africa in
The crowd of about 400 did
not fully appreciate the
significance of the moment, but
out in the middle there were
celebrations all the way. While

he remains a humble and
enthusiastic man who enjoys
his .cricket, Murali was the
toast of Sri Lanka.
He picked up one more
scalp, with the next ball he
bowled, taking a sharp return
catch himself to dismiss Alester
Maregwede for 22, but in doing
so he split his finger and had to
leave the field.
That delayed his chance of
taking what would have been an
astonishing hat-trick.
It was a rather
anticlimactic situation as far
as the match was concerned,
because there had been little
real competitive edge against
two such mi-matched teams,
and at the time, Zimbabwe
were quickly subsiding
towards their innings defeat
as tea approached. Wilting at
18 for 5, they only avoided
their lowest-ever Test total of
63 thanks to the fighting
partnership of 45 between
Nkala and Maregwede.
However, apart from that
stand, and another last-wicket
spree, Zimbabwe were
The opening stand reached
the dizzy heights of 13, thanks
to a rather frenetic innings of 11
from opener Stuart
Matsikenyeri, who was caught
by Mahela Jayawardene at slip
off Nuwan Zoysa in the fourth

SRI LANKA bowler Mutiah Muralitharan (C) celebrates with
teammates after taking the wicket of Zimbabwe batsman
Miuleki Nkala to take his 520 world record Test wicket
on day three of the first Test against the novice home side
at theHarareSports.Clubyeslerday.-REUTERS/str) .

over of the innings (13 for 1).
Murali came on for the fifh
over, just before lunch, to see if
he could take his vital wicket
then. He failed, -but Dion
Ebrahim, perhaps distracted by
the excitement, played a looe
hook off Zoysa, and Prasanna
Jayawardene, the wicketkeeper,
took an easy catch to make
Zimbabwe 15 for 2 at lunch.
Murali did not get to bowl
immediately after the break, bat
when Chaminda Vaas grabbed a
wicket, and Zoysa nicked out
two more in quick succession,
Marvan Atapattu, the captain,
realized he had better get Mmali
back on while there were still
easy pickings to be had. But, in
the end, it took Murali another
eight overs to claim his record.
Again, Zimbabwe's last par
of Douglas Hondo and Tinasde
Panyangara played positively to
delay the inevitable. Murali"
returned in the hope of
completing a hat-trick, but the
vital delivery was short and
wide, and Panyangara lashed it
through the covers for four.
Four balls later he swung Mmali
high over long-on for six to bing
up Zimbabwe's hundred, before
holding out to Jayawardene at
long-on off Sanath Jayasuriya
to end the match.
Zoysa. took 5 for 20 his
first five-wicket haul in Tests
- but the man-of-the-match
was, surprise surprise,
Murali, with figures of 8 for
82 in the match.
It took Zimbabwe wel over
an hour to wrap up the last
three Sri Lankan wickets in the
morning, thanks mainly to an
entertaining and boisterous last-
wicket partnership of 45
between Zoysa and the
effervescent Murali.
Vaas, failing to play himself
in, was out in the second over

of the day for his overnight 28,
skying a hook off Blessing
Mahwire to Matsikenyeri (457
for 8). Farveez Maharoof
played some impressive
strokes, showing considerable
balting potential, as he made 40
before Mahwire brought a ball
back off the pitch to trap him
lbw (496 for 9).
Murali, as usual, was
nbking for the big hit from
the start. He evaded the
fielders and got away with
two misnced hooks, but hit a
straight six that went through
fhe spen door of the Keg and
Maiden, the English-style
pub that occupies the
clubhouse, shattering the
glass in a cabinet. He made a
flamboyant 26 off 29 balls
before Tinashe Panyangara,
who bowled with impressive
maturity and intelligence,
deceived him with a slower
ball and he holed out to
Maregwede on the midwicket
bommndary (541 for 10).
His partner, Zoysa, who
also played impressively with
more orthodox shots, was
unbeaten on 28. Panyangara
finished with 3 for 101 and
Mahwire, 3 for 97, but went at
more than five an over.
The prospects for a better
match in Bulawayo are not
great, as the gulf between the Sri
Lanka first team and what is
basically no more than a
Zimbabwe third team is
Despite the enthusiasm
of their young players and
the promise shown by some
of them, Zimbabwe are likely
to suffer continued
humiliation until, or unless,
they resolve the issues on a
permanent basis with the
dissident players. (Wisden
Cricinfo Ltd)

SRI LANKA bowler Muttiah Muralitharan (C) is honoured
by teammates holding an archway of cricket bats after
he broke the world record for Test match wickets when
he captured his 520th victim on the third day of the first
Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club,
yesterday. Muralitharan beat the previous mark of 519 set
by West Indies' fast bowler Courtney Walsh. (REUTERS/

ZIMBABWE 1st innings 199
Sri Lanka 1st things (oah 456-7)
M.Atapattu b Hondo 170
S.Jayasurya c Hond bTalbul57
K.Smangakkdcra cTalbu
b Malkenyer 11
Mavyawardenc cUteya
b Chigumirbura 37
TJDilmhn c Ulteya b Mahwir 10
T.Samaraweera c Talbu
b Panyang Pa 6
PJayawardene b Panyangar 4
C.Vaas c MalalMrndrlb Mahwls 28
FMaharoof Ibw b MalhBm 40
N.Zoysa not o2t 2
M.IUuramihawanc Magwed
bPanyangara 26
Extras (b-2, 1-13, nb6, w-3) 24
Total: (al out, 125.1 overs) 541
Fa of wickets: 1-281,2-312,3-39,4-
37,5-399, 6403,7-414,8457.,9496.
Bowling: Hondo 27-6-103-1 (nbl4),
Panyangara 26.1-2-101-3, Mahwire
18-1-97-3 (nb-2,w-2), N la 7-1-41-0
(w-1), Utseya 12-5540, Malkunyeri
15-2-58-1, Talbu 8-1-27-1,
Chigumbura 12-2-44-1.

ZIMBABWE second Innings
Smatslkenyerl c Mayawardne
b Zoysa 11
B.Taylor c Muralitaran b Vaas 4
D.Ebrahlm c P.Jayawardene
bZoysa 2
T.Talbu lbw b Zoysa 0
E.Chigumbura c PJayawanene
bZoysa 0
AJMaragwede c & b Muralharwan22
M. Nla c M.Jayawanlene
b Muralitharan 24
P.Utseya b Mahiroof 0
B.Mahwirec PJayawardene
bZoysa 2
D.Hondo not out 15
T.Panyangara c M.Jayawadene
b Jayasurlya 18
Extras: (Ib-2, nb-2) 4
Total: (all out, 32 overs) 102
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-15, 3-
17, 4-17, 5-18, 6-63, 7-64, 8-
64, 9-72.
Bowling: Vaas 8-2-24-1, Zoysa 10.5-
2-30-5, Muralitharan 8.1-1-27-2,
Maharoof 4-0-18-1 (nb-2),
Jayasudya 1-0-1-1.
Second Test: May 14-18, Bulawayo

Mura modt after over un

SRI Lankan spinner Mu ih of any disappointment from the Muralitharan. 2007 World Cup and I want us
Mtiralitharan insisted victay West Indian. He went into the Test to win that," he said.
was more important tham "He also rang me when I following recent controversy Sri Lanka bowled out
personal glory after setting a took my 500th wicket. Records over his doosra delivery a ball Zimbabwe for 102 in just 32
new Test record of 521 are made to be. broken, that spins away from a right- overs to win the match by an
wickets. Eventually, somebody will handed batsman, innings and 240 runs.
He had match figures of 8- break my record." Biomechanical tests were They were helped by the
92 to help his side beat Australian Shane Warne carried out in Australia, which home side, who had to field
Zimbabwe in Harare, putting is only four wickets behind showed that his action when an inexperienced side,
him two clear of previous Mmralitaran, having pipped bowling the doosra was illegal including five newcomers,
record holder CourtneyWalsh him to 500 in the recent under current rules. because of a boycott by four
"I was quite nervous andi series between the two sides, "It's always in the back of players from a group of 15 in
tense out there. It took me quite andml he will have a chance to my mind. I have done all the dispute with the Zimbabwe
a while to get it," Muralitharan add to his tally against tests. Now it is going through Cricket Union.
commented. Zimbabwe, once Sri Lanka the ICC and they have to say Marvan Atapattu,
"I am mbre concerned for have completed their tour. what is next," he said. skippering the Sri Lankan team
team success. It is winning "He might get the world Despite holding the Test for the first time in a Test, had
that's important for me." record, then I might get it again, record, Muralitharan said one of no difficulty motivating his side.
Muralitharan received a Shane Warne is a great his major goals for the 'It was easier to whip the
phone call from Walsh soon champion bowler and he would remainder of his international boys up because Murali was
after the match had been also like to be the highest career lies in one-day cricket, approaching this milestone,"
concluded-and there was nosign wicket-taker," said "I am now (6tLods'dfftie (ewsaji'":(BC/pt). .,,.

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bers was declared Best Boxer
of the 3rd Carryl Golden
Gloves amateur boxing cham-
pionships, Friday night, at the
Mackenzie Sports Club
ground as Forgotten Youth
Foundation took away the
most titles.
Some 23 bouts were staged
in the finals that started some
one and half hours late from its
scheduled 19:30 hrs first gong,
but provided exciting boxing un-
til 01:00 hrs the following morn-
Sobers of Ricola Boxing
Gym won the 16th bout of the
card, pounding gym-mate with
his now trade-mark vicious right
hook, along with powerful com-
binations and left jabs to head,
to win the Cadets 114 lb scrap.
The Most Improved Boxer
prize went to Jamal Handy of
Carryl Boxing Gym (CBG) who
defeated Shaquille Bowen
(Ricola) for the 55-59 lb title.
A new addition to the
awards for local fans was that
of Most Prominent Boxer that
ivent to Clive Atwell who did
not appear in the finals.
A tall beautiful trophy
was awarded to CBG as the
Most Supportive Gym for en-
tering the greatest number of
boxers in the tournament.
However, gyms were calculat-
ing their wins with an eye on
the trophy, assuming it was
the Best Gym prize.
At the end of the finals, For-
gotten Youth Foundation (FYF)
got seven titles, while Ricola,
CBG and Harpy Eagles had
four each and Andrew 'Sixhead'
Lewis gym three.
Two pairs of Everlast
gloves went to Harpy Eagles
and one each to FYF, Ricola and
Andrew 'Sixhead' Lewis gym.
Ricola got a punching bag for
being the gym with the Most
The crowd was incensed
from the 21st bout when
Jermaine King (Harpy) won the
Senior 132 lb scrap over
Hendrick Pelswisjk (Ricola).
Both camps thought their boxer
won, more so Ricola's fans, so
much so they almost had a bash
outside the ring.
But while Pelswisjk
stalked and threw one solid
punch at a time, King scored
with quick jabs as he dodged
many shots, replied with com-
binations -'hooks and digs to
body. Pelswisjk did land some
solid right hooks and came
out fighting in the fourth and
fimal round, seemingly end-
ing stronger. It was the most
explosive bout of the night.
SThere was one knockout.
Junior 'Pbty (Sfixhead} pul

away gym-mate Esan Marks in
the third round of the Senior
152 lb scrap. Marks was
counted in the second round,
being the recipient of a power-
ful -uppercut and again in the
third from a vicious right to
head, after which the referee de-
clared it was a KO.
In bout 14, Jan Pollard
(FYF) put away Leon Thomas
(Sixhead) in the second
round. Toe-to-toe exchanges
ensued in the first round,
with both boxers getting
some solid shots. Then in the
second round Pollard lost a
point for hitting with his el-
bow. On the resumption, he
landed a solid uppercut and
hit Thomas to the canvas with
a vicious right hook. Thomas
lay motionless and after
some minutes, the referee
stopped the contest.
Pretty boxer Dennis Tho-
mas (Harpy) put in his usual
classy display to win the Cadet
132 encounter over Roy
Sandiford (FYF). Sandiford first
attacked and Thomas, seem-
ingly ring rusty, came back to
dominate with clean and crisp
body and head shots. He con-
tinued to dominate the remain-
der of the fight with jabs, hooks
and uppercuts.
The night began with'
southpaw Kwinda Rogers
(CBG) peppering Melissa
Grant (Ricola) who ran away
from the powerful shots to
head. Grant lost a point for
turning around in the third
round. However, Rogers lost
to gym mate Nichola Glasgow
in the final bout of the night.

confident of long

Guyanese-born World
Boxing Association (WBA)
junior welterweight
champion 'Vicious' Vivian
Harris has been talking
tough, since he defeated
Turkey's Oktay Urkal by
majority decision on April
17 in Germany.
Harris does not believe
that there is any boxer ,who
can take his title from him at
the moment and dares any of
the junior welterweights to
"If they think they're
ready, they can come on,"
Harris told
"I'm saying I'm ready. I've been
ready and my title is not going
"I'm ready for any of the
junior welterweights out there
that think they're ready for
Vivian Harris. I'm ready to put
anything up. I'm ready. .
"I don't even want to call
fighters' names out. because it
doesn't make sense. When you
call fighters out, you don't get
the fights. It doesn't make any

Female Kwinda Rogers (CBG) beat Melissa Grant (Ricola);
45-49 lb Dexter Ray beat Michael Smith (FYF);
50-54 lb Mark Ford defeated Bobb Sandiford (Sixhead);
55-59 lb Jamal Handy (CBG) won Shaquille Bowen (Ricola);
60-64 lb Michael Jordan (FYF) beat Marvin Austin (Sixhead);
65-69 lb Randell Douglas (Ricola) took care of Kellon Peters
70-74 lb Calvin John (Ricola) won Troy Billy (CBG);
85-89 lb Roy Franker (Harpy) turned back Kevini Jordan (Sixhead);
90-94 lb Andrew Murray Jr won first, for 'Sixhead' gym over
Dillon Nassy (CBG);
101-105 lb Jemion Barker (FYF) beat Mark Austin (Sixhead);
106-110 lb Sherwin Young (Harpy) turned back Damee Allicock
114-119 lb Quacy Craig (FYF) put away Romeo Norville (Harpy);
128-134 lb Jan Pollard (FYF) stopped Leon Thomas (Sixhead);
Cadet 101 lb Delon Allicock (FYF) won Edward Skeet (Harpy);
Cadet 114 lb Earls Sobers (Ricola) beat gymmate Kevin David;.
Cadet 132 lb Dennis Thomas (Harpy) defeated Roy Sandiford
Senior 112 lb Dexter Marks (FYF) beat Carlton Skeete (Harpy) i
Senior 152 lb Junior Pompey (Sixhead) knocked out gym-mate
Esan Marks;
Senior 165 lb Kweis Jones (Sixhead) defeated Rayan Clemison
Senior 132 lb Jermaine King (Harpy) won Hendrick Pelwisjk
(Ricola); .
Female Pauline Trotman (CBG) beat gymmate Nichola Glasgow;
Female Shagano Marciano (CBG) defeated gym-riate
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sense. I've been calling a lot of
fighters out and I don't get any
of the fights."
Harris indicated that he
would like to make another
title defence in July and his
favoured opponent is Miguel
Cotto. .
After four years of being
the best amateur boxer in

Puerto Rico, the 24-year-old
Cotto (19-0, 16 KOs) made a
very impressive leap into the
professional ranks in February
last year.
"Right now, I just have to
sit back with my promoters and
my manager and see what they
have next for me," he said.
"But Cotto doesn't want to
step up to the plate. I'm
thinking about him. Focusing on
him for whenever he's ready.
But I don't think he's ready
Reflecting on the Urkal
fight, Harris felt it was a good
fight and he felt very
comfortable in Germany,
where he was fighting
outside of the United States
for the first time.
"I train hard and I do what
I have to do," he said. "I'll go
anywhere and fight: If the price
is right, I have no problem. I
don't stress on the negatives.
I'm a positive person. I think

KINGSTON, Jamaica,
(CMC) Bangladesh cricket
coach Dav Whatmore is
satisfied with the competitive
spirit that has slowly been
creeping into his side.
Whatmore was speaking on
arrival in Jamaica in-transit to St
Vincent, where his side will
begin preparations for a brief
tour of the Caribbean that
includes three One-day
Internationals and two Tests
against West Indies.
"We understand that every
team we play against is a big
challenge," Whatmore said.
. "At-the same time, we have
an opportunity, as young as the
players are to give their best
performances. And if they can
give' of their personal best more
often, then we are in a position
to be very competitive.
-. If we fight evey,~ession


positive. And I do what I have
to do.
"The Germans treated. me
well. I think they respe'. topi
athletes a great lot. They treated
me with a lot of respectL [had
my own security guard arni they
still gave me security guards.
Everything was first class.' Like
I said, they respect top
Harris commented that
Urkal was a strong fighter.
and he takes a lot of haid.
"He's a very determined
fighter and he came to wiO'nbut
I wanted it more," he said. "I"
was more determined. I was in
better shape. It was my title.
And I wanted to keep mytitle.
"I just thank God, for'.
giving me that beautiful w .in.
And I'm ready for whatever I:
have coming up. And again, I
want to thank everybody,
who's believing in Vivian

every day in-the longer game,
whether we win or lose is to me
immaterial. What counts for me
is that we give a good account
of ourselves. In order for us to
do well, we need even
contributions from as many
people as possible whether you
are a batsman or a bowler."
Australia-born Whatmore
assumed control .of the
Bangladesh side last June and
has lifted the intensity of the
minnows of world cricket.
It has not resulted in many
wins though. Bangladesh have DAV WHATMORE
lost all but two raini-affected captain), Hannan Sa. er,
Tests of the 28 they have Shahriar Hoisin4
played and recently snapped an Mohammed Ashraful, Ajok
18-match losing sequence in Kopali, Mushfiqur Rahmaai,
ODIs when they beat Khaled Mahmud, Khaled
Zimbabwe by eight runs in a Mashud, Mohammied
recent series. Rafique, Manjural Islam,
SQUAD: Habibul Bashar Faisal Hessain, Topash Ba*ka,
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SRI Lanka's off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan takes
a call from former West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh
after he had broken the West Indian's career Test wicket
total of 519 at the Harare Sports Club, yesterday. See
stories on' page 22. (REUTERS/str)

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THE late communications
consultant Kester Alves was
posthumously honoured for
his contribution to football
development, yesterday, at
the Ocean View
International Hotel,
Liliendaal, East Coast
In a presentation ceremony,
the Guyana Football Federation
(GFF), also, presented plaques
to longstanding sport
administrator Ivor O'Brien and
businessman Frank De Abreu in
appreciation of 'their
contribution to the sport.
Alves, who died in July of
2002 after a brief illness, was
awarded for his work in public

relations, administration and
football development, while
O'Brien got his award for
administration and football
development, and De Abreu for
football development
Upper Demerara and West
Demerara were declared joint
Association-of-the-Year while
former international assistant
referee Lawrence Griffith was
presented with a plaque for
officiating at the national,
regional and international levels
with distinction.
The age limit caught up
with Griffith and he did not
qualify for the FIFA list,
although he continues to be
active in the local arena and

in administration.
Winner of the last Futsal
tournament, Pele, received the
$50 000 first prize, runners-up
Flamingo $30 000, third-place
Netrockers $20 000 and fourth-
place Pouderoyen $10 000. The
top three finishers also received
a trophy.
Norris Carter was adjudged
the tournament's Most Valuable
Player, along with carting off the
Most Goals Scorer prize with
Former National defence
player Mark Joseph was voted
the Best Goalkeeper, while his
.team, Pele, were awarded the
Fair Play prize.
Pele also got top honours in

an Under-13 tournament, staged
the same time as the Futsal
event, involving Western Tigers,
Fnila Conquerors and Uprising.
Pele and Uprising reached the
final and Pele won.
.But for the women's
competition, only one team
showed up Melanie and they
were presented with a trophy
donated by the Trophy Stall in
Bourda Market, that also
provided the trophies for the
Under- 15 tournament.
The 12 players and two
officials making up the
Futsal team who successfully
took Guyana to the next
(Please see page 19)

INCENTIVE: GFF president Colin Klass presents a cheque for $200 000 to the National Futsal captain Mark Joseph, In
the presence of the other team members. (Winston Oudkerk photos)

Tunisia out of 2010 World Cup race

TUNISIA have withdrawn their bid to host the 2010 World
Cup, according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
The decision is said to have resulted from FIFA's refusal to
consider the proposal to co-host with Libya.
"There will be no co-hosting, because at least
three of the associations can organise the World Cup

It is unclear whether Libya remains as an individual
contender bt Tunisia's withdrawal leaves South Africa as the
favourite, ahead of Morocco and Egypt.
The decision will be made when FIFA's executive
committee meets on May 15 in Zurich. (BBC Sport)

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Those with light skin tones look
gorgeous wearing low-voltage
neutrals and glosses. But, in
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neutral lipgloss, just do it.
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perfect low-commitment
makeup routine, try wearing a
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M y problem is my
law. When we
o over to visit him and my
other-in-law, I dread it. I
el he doesn't respect me. I
now we have totally
different value systems, and
know he comes from a
different generation, but it
doesn't help.
His typical response is to
chuckle and dismiss me when I
oice an opinion. He has the
attention span of a flea. This is
nothing physical; we know that.
Conversations about anything
Ways come around to the same
hing. He ends up giving a
cture about how to be better
business or how to be more
successful. He is a broken
I am more of a people
person and evaluate people on
ow kind and nice they are.
My idea of a successful
erson is not based on money,
importance, or power. My
ather-in-law looks more to the
surface and how much money a
erson makes. If someone is-
uccessful or important, he
angs on their every word.
What I do is spend more
ime with my mother-in-
aw. My other strategy is, if he
sks me a question, to answer
vith a yes or no since he tends
o dismiss me when I talk. Last
veek, I was just fuming after a
This is frustrating. I don't
.ave this reaction from anyone
lIse I know except maybe my
rother-in-law. Surprise,
surprise Thank goodness my
husband is like his mother.


G retchen, there is
no point in
talking back to
he television or expressing
'our opinion to a dial
one. There is no point in
uming over a television
-ommercial. You're not
buying so don't fume.
besides, commercials are
here so you can go to the
bathroomm or make a
sandwich without missing
Listening to your father-in-
aw is like listening to a small
1hild discuss his invisible
riend. It's all very real to him,
ven though it is not real to you.
Vith some people you are never
oing to break through and have
genuine conversation. You've
ound two good strategies:
pending time with your

mother-in-law and limiting
answers to yes and no. There is
another strategy to consider.
Imagine you work next to a
woman who says "God bless
you" each time you sneeze.
If you grew up with this
practice and enjoy it, you say
"Thank you." This encourages
her and she continues. But
perhaps you think this practice
is a medieval superstition that
has no place in the modern
world. In that case, if you meet
her expression with silence, you
will find she soon stops.
A variation on this principle
is called "shaping behaviour by
its absence." In other words,
you respond favourably to
everything which is not the
undesirable behaviour. If your
father-in-law remarks on the
beautiful day of how nice it is
to see you, respond in kind. If
he starts playing his broken
record, greet'it with silence and
make this your unvarying rule.
As a people person, you
may find this difficult and
perhaps offensive. It smacks of
dog training. But it is likely to
be the best thing you can do to
set a positive tone with your
father-in-law so that one day
you can share genuine, two-way


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AS A student of dentistry in
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of my patients implored me
to try to save their teeth. But
here at home, the abnormal
frequency with which we
Guyanese seek to have our
teeth extracted for clinically
friolous reasons, must have
as a concomitant factor, a
nation with missing teeth. It
follows therefore that the use
of removable dentures is
quite common and so the
problem of denture comfort
in widespread.
From the era in which
George Washington, a former
president of the United States
wore dentures made entirely of
wood, the dental discipline had
come a long way. But, as anyone
who has worn them can attest,
dentures can cause discomfort.
This may range from the initial
'adjustment' phase when
dentures are new and after
several years of wearing when
they may stop fitting properly.
Most persons become
accustomed to their new
dentures within a short time.
However, at first, you may have
difficulty in talking and eating.
You may find the dentures tend
to 'slip' or you may develop
sore spots in your mouth.
Sometimes you may tend to
blame your dentist for this, but
often the problem lies within
the physical state of your ridge,
and the position of remaining
teeth if present. Even people
who have had dentures for
years sometimes develop
problems with them. Usually, in
these cases, the problem relates
to the way the denture fits.
When. the teeth are
extracted, the dentures sit on the
bony ridge that is left. Without
the teeth, the stimulation to the
bone is gone and over the years,
the bone is reabsorbed by the
body. This re-absorption can be
delayed if dentures are fitted in
at least three weeks after the

extraction since the presence of
excess bacteria will prolong the
healing process. Avoid chewing
hard foods for a few weeks after
you get your new dentures,
they may traumatise the gums
and bone of jaws.
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your dentures, your mouth is
likely to feel sore and your
denture slack. If a sore area
develops, remove your dentures
for an hour then continue to use
it. Sometimes the discomfort
disappears by itself. New
dentures often feel 'tighter' with
the passage of time. If the pain
persists for a week, see your
dentist, as he may have to make
some adjustments to it if
Finally, it is important to
remember that your dentist
can only fabricate .your
denture and eliminate the
factors that may cause pain,
a poor fit and discomfort
within the realms of
possibility. The adaptation is
entirely up to you.

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extraction. Whether a denture
fits 'tight or slack' depends on
the height of the bony ridge left
after extraction.
Poor fit is probably the
most common cause of
denture discomfort. As the
bony ridge shrinks, the
dentures can slip, move
around and cause sore areas.
In addition, they can 'fall'
when you talk and food can
get under easily as you eat. I
have no doubt that it is quiet
frustrating for a patient to
pay dearly for a new denture
only to have it not fitting
While dentures will never
be as comfortable as your
natural teeth, there are plenty
of things that you can do to
prevent and resolve denture
Perhaps the most important
thing to do in order to avoid
denture discomfort is to have
them fitted at least three weeks
after the final extraction.
Maintain a clean mouth after

Fred D'Aguiar

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Sunday Chronicle: What
have you been doing here in
Fred D'Aguiar: Catching
up on young guns... trying to
come abreast of the creativity in
Guyana. And trying to make a
programme with [producer]
Julian May from BBC Radio -
about Jonestown, ostensibly
but using that prism to examine
current creative practice in
Guyana; visual and .literary.

SC: How successful
have you been in doing
FD: [Laughs] Not very.
What I've understood from my
visit here is that Georgetown
life is very separate from the
historical event of Jonestown
and its location. It's seven miles
outside of Port Kaituma. We
went and spent a day and a half
and came back. It's a long
flight, you land. It's a long jeep
ride, and you have to be careful
- it's a rough ride then you get
to Jonestown. So to locate
Jonestown there is [sic] to
remove it from Georgetown
In a sense the two projects
are very separate, ultimately. I'll
qualify it [the programme] by
saying that Jonestown is my
obsession and my obsession

SC: Okay, let's look at
another Jonestown.
Michael Gilkes' Joanstown
won over your Bloodlines at
the last Guyana Prize
Awards. Are you entering
your new novel Bethany
Bettany in this year's prize
and do you expect more
success this year?
FD: I have to ask my
publisher [about entering this
year's Prize]. Michael Gilkes is
a worthy opponent and winner.
I've known him for many years;
when I was an undergraduate, he
was a professor. When I did
graduate studies at the
University of Warwick, I think
he was there for a year and we
talked quite a bit. He's written
a wonderful book on Wilson
Harris and Caribbean literature.
In Joanstown, I understand he
tries to rehabilitate the
nomenclature and turn it into a
positive. Before you read the
book you would have Jones (J-
o-n-e-s) in your head and
suddenly you're gone replace
that with Joan (J-o-a-n) and
understand that this place for
him, holds the memory of love
and courtship. So what I
understand is that he's trying to
debunk the idea of it as a site
for trauma only and an
American import at that. I have
nuff respect for Mr. Gilkes.

SC: So from your visit
here, would it affect how
you would change any
literary treatment of
Jonestown that you might
have had in mind?
FD: Yes. I read Wilson
Harris' novel, Jonestown, his
twenty-third novel and in a
sense Wilson Harris' mission is
the same from Palace [of the
Peacock] to The Mask of the
Beggar. In talking about
Jonestown: for him it is a site
in the interior, a place of
instruction for Guyanese though
it's not very well known because
of its location, its remoteness.
[Jim] Jones went there and did
something in that region which '
he is concerned with and I think
it made sense for him to write
about it and try and examine it
in terms of a visual mythology
and recuperation of lost, past
civilisations and the way in
which the interior teaches us
how to see when we look at
For me, I'm in conversation
with Wilson Harris. In terms of
heritage of writing from abroad
about Guyana, with a certain
amount of knowledge of
Guyana, Wilson is a study for
me, a natural predecessor. I
don't know the interior... I only
had my ten years, mostly in
Airy Hall, Mahaicony; but my

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parents are Guyanese and I have
a commitment to the place. So
for me the subject is still of
interest although qualified by
hearing what Guyanese who are
here are actually saying about it,
I'm closer to it. It's going to be
a project of mine, which I have
to work out in some way...
Jones might be Burnham, who

SC: Burnham?
FD: Well he [Jones] spent
a long time in charge and the
powers he accrued around him
a leader. [Burnham's] military
prowess and his decrees had

thing away and I haven't even
written it yet... but the idea of
Jonestown is that Guyanese
won't be laid low, you can't lay

'I always try to reconnect with Guyana. Whenever
Guyanese are abroad, trying to make a living and you
know they get bogged down where. they are. And if
you're a writer and Guyana is your subject as it
has been for me in every other book you're looking
at the landscape and trying to say what nade me
as a writer and what exactly is it that keeps me
engaged with the place, even if I'm removed from
it by the way. And so coming back here is a chance
to get reconnected to the place.' Fred D'Aguiar

given loads of power and in a
sense Jones was like that. There
was one road going in to
Jonestown and that road was
blocked off by Jones'
bodyguards and you had to get
past them, you couldn't get in
to town on a sort of casual visit.
In a sense, a head of state is very
much like that too; he or she
will have fences to stop an
ordinary person getting to him.
The project is going to be a sort
of allegory... [laughs] but you
see I've kind of given the whole

a nation low; you can injure it,
you can kneecap it for a while;
but you can never decimate it in
the way Jonestown was
decimated. Of course, it can only
go so far as a parable, but I'm
still obsessed with it and I will
still do something there, because
I'm interested in the period
between [19]62 and '78.

SC: You seem to write
equally well between prose
and poetry. Which would

you prefer to gre
Jonestown in? W
FD: I think probably pro
Poetry is a smaller readers]
and not only that I don't mi
the readership I tried a ser
of poems on Jim Jones back
the mid-nineties in a book cal
Bill of Rights. It wasn't widi
disseminated by the way; it v
published in London a
quietly left aside there; I did
try to push it here or all tl
stuff. But this time I want it
be a prose work only becat
of characters and well, i
book is going to be
conversation with JonestoWn
Wilson Harris.

SC: So what are'y.
doing now? You write but
you also have to have a a
FD: Well, yes. Anybo
who's writing and not hoi
anything else, well that':
luxury. It's like twenty pairs
Nike [boots] and here's y<
twenty-first pair. I have toite,

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Sunday Chronicle May 9, 2004

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Sunday Chronicle May 9 2004

HE Guyana Court
of Appeal in 1971,
quashed the
conviction and death sentence
f convicted murderer Rakha
Persaud on the grounds that
the trial Judge accepted a
confession statement by the '
accused without giving the
ury the right to decide whatT
weight or probative value
should be placed on the
Following the jury's
conviction, Persaud, who was
on trial for the murder of 14- J a 6
year-old Mohanie Bhownauthll
in November 26, 1968, was I
sentenced to death by the trial
Dissatisfied with the (a) the appellant having
decision, counsel for the accused been charged for rape and seen
Persaud, Mr. Bhairo, Prasad, on the Public Road at Ma
S.C., appealed. Retraite about 6.30 on the
The Guyana Court of morning in question coming
Appeal constituted by Chief from the bushes with his clothes
Justice Mr. Harold Boilers and wet, about two rods away from
Justices of Appeal Mr. Victor where the slippers of the
Crane and Mr. Percival deceased had been found;
Cummings, by a majority (b) the deceased, having
judgment Justice Cummings been seen on the road during the
dissented allowed the appeal, period of time; and
b u t (c) the appellant arriving for
V .'. ordered work later that morning;
WW Y. '"! which latter
I' Ge BarcWlcircumstances
, aY were all mere

a new trial in the interest of
Prior to the murder trial,
Persaud was charged with raping
the woman and was committed
to stand trial on that charge.
That trial was pending at the
time of her death.
The case for the
prosecution against the
appellant was based primarily
on the confession statement
made to the Police and the
circumstantial evidence in
relation to:

of suspicion,
and the Judge so directed the
In his dissenting judgment,
Justice of Appeal Cummings had
said: "I find it difficult to see
how a reasonable jury could be
morally certain, in view of the
accused's uncontradicted answer
to Inspector Lall and the medical
evidence which does not rule
out the possibility of drowning,
that the act causing death was
"In the circumstances, I feel
bound to record that I ought to

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of a verdict of manslaughter for
the verdict of murder".

During the course of
the murder trial,
evidence was led to
show that he had been
previously charged with raping
her, that she had given evidence
in that case for the State, and
that he had been committed to
stand trial for the offence.
Put in evidence also was a
statement alleged to have been

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made to jthe Police who were
then investigating the woman's
death. Thle statement amounted
to a confession.
Objection was taken to the
admissidn of the statement on
the ground that it was
inadmissible and highly
prejudicial, and also to the
manner in which the trial Judge
left the matter of the statement
to the jury.
The Appellate Court had
held: :
(i) the challenged evidence
must be treated as part of the
history of the act of murder
itself, and as explanatory of the
conduct of the accused.
(ii) Whether a statement has

been made freely and
voluntarily by the prisoner is
for the Judge who will admit it
if he finds it is so made beyond
reasonable doubt. When he
admits it, the only question then'
for the jury is to say what
weight or probative value'
should be placed on it; but that'
the Judge did not leave the'
question of weight or probative,
value to be placed on the alleged
confession or statement".
It was revealed during the
trial that Bhownauth, also called
'Betty Bud' was sent by her
sister, Dorothy, at about 6 am
to meet a bus at Ma Retraite
Public Road, Berbice, and was
never seen alive again. She was

at the time wearing a bright blue
dress, a pair of light blue
slippers and a black *and
around her hair. i
Around the same time the
day she disappeared, Neville
Northe, a farmer who lived at
Ma Retraite, East Bank,
Berbice, was also on his way to
the Public Road, walking on a
dam, when he heard a loud
scream coming from the western
side of the Public Road which
was nearer to the Berbice River.
He continued on his way
and saw a man wearing a
white shirt coming from that
side of the road. The man
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walked east and then
turned back and went into
the bush.
J aisingh, another
labourer, at about 6.30
am was standing on
the bridge at Ma Retraite Public
Road when the appellant was
seen on the river side of the road
wearing wet clothes. The
appellant then spoke to
Jaisingh and enquired if anyone
was on the road. He was told,
'No', and then he was seen to
proceed along the Public Road
in a southerly direction.
Meanwhile, Dorothy
Bhownauth, the sister of the
deceased, left-her home with
her husband to go to the Ma
Retraite Public Road in order
to look for the deceased, but
did not find her. The bus that
the deceased was expected to
meet arrived, and Dorothy
collected her goods from the
driver and then she and her
husband went in search of
the deceased.
They found the slippers of
the deceased by the riverside
near to some bushes about three
to four hundred yards from her
home. The spot where the
slippers were found was near to
where the bus had stopped. On
her way to the Police Station
she saw the appellant coming
out of the bush with his clothes
wet at a spot two rods from
where the slippers were found.
Three days later, about 2
pm on November 29, 1968,
Ramdat, a farmer, was crossing.
the Berbice River by boat in the
vicinity of Berenstein, when he
saw the dead body' of the


deceased floating face down in
the water on the west bank.
Police later took the body to a
In the meantime, on
November 26, 1968, the
appellant was told by PC 6618
Rasheed that the girl was
reported missing and he would
like him to assist him in the
enquiries. The appellant said he
had no objection and was
escorted to the Police Station at
Mara. At the Police Station, the
appellant informed Inspector
Chandra Lall that he knew
nothing about the deceased.
Later that night, the
appellant made an uncautioned
statement to the Police which
did not implicate- him in -the
The appellant, in a
subsequent statement, confessed
by saying that on the morning
of November 26, 1968, he had
seen the deceased standing at the
head of the street at Ma
Retraite, and he told her, 'Good
morning', whereupon sh: had
abused him and he had rud and
held her, beaten her and thrown
her into the river.
At the trial, the
admissibility of
this statement
was objected to by counsel for
the appellant on the ground
that it was not a free and
voluntary statement, and that
threats had been meted out
to the appellant.
It was also argued that the
statement was taken in breach
of the Judges' rules and
altogether the statement had
been taken in circumstances
which rendered it unfair to the

This issue was tried in a vq*r
dire (a trial within a trial) and,
the statement was admitted by
the trial Judge.
The appellant was later
charged with the offence of
murder. At his trial, the
appellant was found guilty and
sentenced to death. It is from
this conviction and sentence that
he appealed.
The case for the
prosecution was based partly
on circumstantial evidence. ,
At the hearing of the
appeal, appellant's counsel
submitted among other
things, that the trial Judge
was guilty of a misdretion,
in that he did not leave tlh
confession statement fairly
and clearly with the jury 'o
say what probative value
they placed on it and whethIr
they found it to be true r
Chief Justice Boilers, who
delivered the majority judgment,
pointed out that a jury might
well find a confessional
statement to be voluntary, and
yet, to act upon it might bio
quite unsafe. "
The Chief Justi#e
explained: "Had the learned
Judge in the present appeal
addressed the jury's
attention to the latter
question as to the weight or
probative value to be placed
on the confessional
statement, the convictiMa
might well have been
affirmed but, unfortunately,
he did not do so. As a result,
I would allow the appeal, set
aside the conviction and
sentence, and order a re-trial
as the Court is empowered to






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Page IX

Sunday Chronicle May 9.2004

Fred D'Aguiar

(From page IV)

to support my self and my
family. I was at the University
of Miami for seven years
teaching the art of creative
writing and one literature class;
some Caribbean literature to give
students a sense of that. And
now I'm at a place called
Virginia Tech to set up a
Masters programme in creative
writing. They asked me to come
along and help them establish
that because they have creative
writing for undergraduates but
they haven't got a graduate

SC: Virginia Tech isn't
too well known for its
humanities programme, is
FD: No, not at all.
Everybody coming through
there is doing the mineral
sciences and so on. It's well
known for its earth sciences as
they call them but English is a
requirement for all the trainees
so as a result it's'the biggest
department at the University, so
creative writing makes a lot of
sense to them and the graduate
programme makes a lot of sense
to them.

SC: But you have the
luxury offree time to write...
FD: Yes. I teach the usual
literature classes. The load is

actually a two-two load; that is
two courses per semester.
Summers I take to recover, and
write. And you have some-
holidays there, thrown in.

SC: And to do stuff for
the BBC...
FD: Oh yes, this... Well you
know I always try to reconnect
with Guyana. Whenever
Guyanese are abroad, trying to
make a living and you know
they get bogged down where
they are. And if you're a writer
and Guyana is your subject as
it has been for me in every other
book you're looking at the
landscape and trying to say
what made me as a writer and
what exactly is it that keeps me
engaged with the place, even if
I'm removed -from it by the
way. And so coming back here
is a chance to get reconnected to
the place.

SC: What else have you
done since you've been
FD: I went to a poetry
reading the other night at a place
called Upscale and met a lot of
students who were reading,
performing works in print with
a fusion of their own poetry and

SC: Were you
recognized there by the
way? -

FD: Yes, someone there
said, 'D'Aguiar is here'. And no
one talked when I said it was
good to see the youth writing
better than me, and reading; and
I did a poem from my head and
just sat back and enjoyed the
rest of the programme.

SC:.Did it give you any
FD: Definitely. The thing
with poetry is that you can't
stop it. You can tell poets 'Go
and write some more, I'm not
going to publish you yet' and
you can pretend that it doesn't
exist, but the poets will get
together and the sense of
creativity that was present at
Upscale, what was evident
there, what was in abundance
was the will to create. There
were a lot of poems about love
and loss and desire and lust.
That's youth, you can't stop

SC: So finally, the
question. What does the
future hold for you, any
Nobel aspirations?
FD: No, no. There's only
one Nobel in the Caribbean
every thirty-five years or so,
and by that time I'll be dead.

SC: Not according to
recent history...
FD: [Laughs] Walcott
and Naipaul? That probably


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'TWO weeks in another town'. MGM 1962. Cinemascope and Metrocolour.
Starring:. Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton.

ne of the most earth cc
useful and where t
essential statues,
functions of movies in they we
Guyana has always been their ago.
foreignismm'. By this I mean For
the fact that most of the honest a
movies seen locally, in the we will 1
past, present and, no doubt in display
the future, take place mainly artistic; i
in foreign countries, cities, large set
countryside, etc. Guyanese and sciul
have always accepted and nightlife
welcomed this foreignism in dancing,
the art form of movies, perform
because whereas locally made Leslie I
works of literature, painting, photogi
sculpture, theatre, and music and op
are expected to reflect
tropical Guyanese qualities,
movies offer the best and most
exciting visual opportunities
to see the outside world.
However, though the movies
we see may be foreign made,
depicting foreign cities, towns
and their histories and
lifestyles, we expect their
stories to be humane and
realistic enough to be of
beneficial harmless use, and
relevant to our everyday .
lives. This is not a very .-
easy creative quality to-'- l
mold, and only truly .
humane and carefully- ,
written films achieve this.
Herein lies the danger
of local audiences seeing '
only movies %whose "e
stories focus mostly on
crimes, violence, murder.
robberies, scams, etc because
our natural desire to find local
relevance in such films can
gradually convert their abnormal
extreme topics into'the reality of
our daily lives, when, in fact,
such movie topics or stories are
by no. means our normal cars dri
everyday reality, or should never young a
be. Bad art, and bad incolou
interpretations of such art, can And
lead to bad reality. truly me
Films, therefore, which romantic
offer Guyanese everyday young
topics exploring human older
affection, sensual pleasures, meaning
human strength, perseverance, the rele
honesty, and understanding of to live
social problems and artistic course,
solutions, adventure, scheming
education, and other similar each oth
qualities, are therefore films
which echo truthfully our
everyday lives, despite theit I
foreign settings or locations, colour
'Two weeks in another town' Cinema
is one such masterpiece film. All George
of this film takes place in Rome, 1963,
aptly called the 'eternal city' exactly
because one walks along (and m
cobblestone streets with 'Two w
t, uins and lower level opened

covered in green grass
he remains of houses,
etc., remain exactly as
ere two thousand years

the two hours of this
and often hilarious film,
be treated to a staggering
of beauty human and
real historic architecture,
usual Baroque paintings
ptures; exciting modern
., nightclubs, cafes, hot
, Jazz vocals, beautifully
ed by Black Jazz artist,
Uggams, Latin guitars,
raphers, scooters

yen and leaned upon by
t heart, pleasure-seekers
rful Bohemian fashions.
d yet, this is a film of
meaningful dialogue about
c involvement, between
and young, young and
partners, about the
g and agony of art, about
vance of art to our will
and enjoy life, and, of
about the mental and
ig cruelty of humans to
imagine such a film
seen without any cuts
and in all its vivid
and huge wide screen
scope splendour on a
town cinema screen. In
Guyanese enjoyed
such an opportunity
any times after) when
reeks in another town'
at the Empire Cleman

on lower Middle Street near
Main Street. Back then,
Georgetown cinemas played a
vital role in maintaining pride
in one's neighbourhood and
community, bringing cultured
attitudes and contemplative
pleasures to all citizens. Each
cinema stood in service to
each neighbourhood, and
Empire and Plaza served the
. municipal communities of
South and North
Cummingsburg, Alberttown
and Queenstown.

Cyd Charisse and Kirk
Douglas having fun in
Rome's all-night clubs in
'Two weeks in another

Empire had a reputation as
the biggest, cleanest, and
breeziest of city cinemas before
it was allowed to fall into decay.
Its comfort was prized, and its
snack bar with soda fountain
seats on the ground floor was
large and popular. This cinema
specialised in some of the most
artistically pleasing of
Hollywood and European and
Indian films. Films like 'Ben
Hur', 'How the West was won',
'Cleopatra', 'South Pacific', etc.
It was Empire which gave us
the best live entertainment on its
special wide stage. Great
entertainers like Johnny Mathis
and Jackie Wilson appeared
there. The first fashion shows of
quality, organised by Sarah Lou
Carter, the Afro-American model
and wife of John Carter,
Guyana's cultured and mild-
mannered politician of the 1950s

and '60s, were staged there. It
was Empire as well that
specialised in films about
professional lifestyles and art's
everyday values. Films that
were cultured, institutional, and
filmed in fascinating cities, such
as 'The sun also rises', 'The last
time I saw Paris', 'Tender is the
night', 'Some came running',
etc., all appeared there.
Did such films with
developed foreign locations
cause Guyanese to emigrate? Did
intellectual Guyanese after
seeing such films decide: "I want
to emigrate there, and never
return here?"
On the contrary, seeing such
films regularly served a national
function the complete opposite
of encouraging emigration. Seeing
such films actually served to
satisfy the natural local desire to
see the modern world and learn
about what it had to offer that
was pleasurable and worthy of
our emulation; in the same way
that foreigners could experience
pleasure and knowledge from
patronizing local art of quality.
subsequently, the local
availability of such
films of quality in
Guyana's past decades created a.
contentment and pleasure in life
at home in Guyana rarely heard
today. Even local students at
Universities abroad during the
'50s, '60s and '70s eagerly
returned home in droves during
those decades because they
knew back home in Guyana they
would still not lose any of the
intellectual and cultural
stimulation they enjoyed abroad.
This vital intellectual quality in
films unfortunately does not
exist in most films seen, or
available in Guyana today.
'Two weeks in another town'
is a good example of the sort of
exciting, dramatic and intelligent
film ignored in Guyana today. It
is directed by the great Vicente
Minnelli, often called 'the
technicolour dreamer' who
specialised in some of the most
delightful Hollywood films on
the topic of cultural values,
films like 'Cabin in the sky', 'The
bad and the beautiful', 'The
"band wagon', 'Lust for life', 'An
American in Paris', 'Some came
running', etc.
Few films can equal the
intensity of certain scenes in
'Two weeks in another town'.
One has to see it to believe it. The
experience can give us the ability to
believe again in our selves, and our
society's pleases.
For teenagers and adults.
Available on video.

ACTORS on the
local scene were
rewarded for their
sterling performances by the
Theatre Arts Awards late last
month at the National
Cultural Centre (NCC).
Richard Narine took the
Best Actor prize for 'One flew
over the cuckoo's nest' (2003);
the play that also won for Best
Production, while Kim Lucas'
performance in 'Mr. Powell's
Mistress' earned her the Best
Actress award. Narine's rival
was Henry Rodney in 'Is we
big people', while Lucas' were
Lavonne George for 'One flew
over the cuckoo's nest' and
Jennifer Thomas in 'Two's a
Best Supporting Actor
was Travis Chase for 'Half
past late' (2003). He won
from among Kidackie
Amsterdam and John Phillips
(Is we big people), and Henry
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Rodney (Half past late). Best
Supporting Actress was
Sheron Taylor for 'Somebody
gon horn you' (2003). She
was also nominated for her
role in 'Is we big people'.
Lavonne George (Half past
late) was the contender in
that category.
ane Joseph's 'Berbice
thunder' won awards
for Best Guyanese
Play and Best Children's
Production, while the Link
Show (2002) won the award
for Best Variety Show.
Director of Link Show'2002,
Ron Robinson won for Best
Director. He was also
nominated for Link Show
2003. Others vying for the

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award were Seeta Mohamed ring' and Sandrene Abrams
(Nrityageet 2002 and 2003), won in the female category for
Joseph (Berbice thunder), and her performance in the same
Fitzroy Tyrell (Mr. Powell's play. Dewar's contenders were
mistress). Paul Benjamin (Gospel Fest),
Nrityageet 2002 and 2003 Adrian English (Young
won the awards for Best Set and Ambassadors) and Philip
Best Dance Production, Adams (Let the bells ring).
respectively, beating Naya Enea Benjamin (Young
Zamana 2002 and Mother and Ambassadors was the contender
Daughter Pageant in the Best Set in the Best Singer Female
category, and Naya Zamana category.
2003, Dance Season Rainbow 'Colour of dance' won the
and Nrityageet 2002 in the Best award for Best Costumes, beating
Dance category. Nrityageet and Naya Zaman.
'Let the bells ring out' The Theatre Arts Awards
(2003) won the prize for Best is a group of volunteers who
Musical Production. David judge performances at the
Dewar copped the prize for Cultural Centre and make
Best Singer Male for his annual awards for the best
performance in 'Let the bells performances.


SPECIAL anniversary greetings are extended
1 to Omkar and Rajkumarie Singh of Owen
Street, Kitty who celebrated their anniversary
;on May 4. Greetings from their parents,
brothers, sisters, other relatives and friends.

FIFTIETH anniversary greetings are extended
to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Parris of Agricola, East
Bank Demerara, who marked their special day
on April 19. Greetings from their four children,
nieces, nephews and the rest of the family circle.

..a41I II

I . .. I .

Sunday Chronicle May 9,2004

By Robin Emmott

L IMA, Peru
(Reuters) The
sacred coca leaf
that the Andean peoples of
South America have used for
thousands of years for its
energising qualities is a
marvelous ingredient for
yogurt maker Maria Quiroz.
She started making yogurt
with coca the raw material for
cocaine several months ago to
sell at Lima's organic-market,
and the strong demand for her
product has allowed her to
think about opening a bigger
Quiroz's efforts are part of
a new trend in Peru to use the
ancient leaf in energy drinks and
health foods, opening up a wider
legal market that coca growers
argue will direct coca production
away from the drugs trade.
Peru is the world's No. 2
cocaine producer after
"We've demonised coca in
Peru for so long and we've
forgotten its health value and
how full of proteins and
minerals it is," said Quiroz at
her market stand.
Two new coca drinks have
been launched this year in Peru,
with plans for export, while
lawmakers hope to pass

.legislation to formalise coca
production and allow the green
leaf to be promoted much more
widely as a health product.
Moves to develop a legal
market are fiercely supported
by thousands of coca growers,
who arrived in Lima this week
after marching from the central
jungle to protest large-scale,
U.S.-backed crop eradication.
They say only half their
production goes to the drugs
traffickers, not the 90 per cent
the government claims.
Experts say that coca has
been internationally
associated with drugs since a
1912 opium convention in The
Hague, which formally
established that cocaine could
be produced by separating
one of the alkaloids
contained in coca.

Nevertheless, coca contains
more calcium than milk and more
proteins than meat, according to
medical studies. It is used by
thousands of Indians to increase
stamina, stave off hunger and is
drunk traditionally by Peruvians
in tea to aid digestion and as a
remedy against altitude
In a new study, the
government says Peruvian
demand for legal coca products

is three times larger than the
government coca agency
ENACO supplies.
With U.S. funding, Peru is
on the warpath against illegal
coca production and aims to
squeeze the cocaine supply.
chain to U.S and European
markets. State anti-drugs agency
DEVIDA said the amount of
land devoted to growing coca
was slashed in 2003 to its
lowest level in 20 years. It aims
to replace many more acres of
coca with crops like coffee and
fruit this year.
But some politicians want
to see some.coca-growing areas
protected. Lawmaker Adolfo
Latorre has submitted a bill to.
Congress to regulate legal coca
production more efficiently.
"Coca as a leaf is not a
drug and we need to realise
that," said Latorre. He said
his bill would introduce a
permit system whereby
registered coca growers
could grow set quotas of
coca for legal consumption
every year.

Lima-based Kokka Royal
Food, set up by Spanish and
Peruvian investors with an
initial investment of
$300,000, is one of two
companies trying to make

the most of legal coca.
In February, the
company began
selling its iced tea
called K-Drink in
Peru, giving away free
samples in supermarkets, and
calling it 'divine energy'.
"It's a completely natural
stimulant that is not addictive,"
said company Director Eduardo
The company, which has

sold 75,000 bottles of K-Drink
between February and mid-
April, hopes to turn a profit by
the end of 2005, according to
Kokka's General Manager
Cristina Tudela.
"We also aim to export to
The Netherlands, Italy, Spain,"
said Tudela.
Coca-Cola already uses a
coca extract in its formula,
although the cocaine-
producing alkaloid was
removed from the drink more
than 100 years ago.
K-Drink will try to leave
that alkaloid in because the
company says it is part of the
drink's make-up.
"We know we will come
up against international laws
that prohibit exporting the
alkaloid, be we hope to be
treated as an exception,"*
Thdela said, giving no details
why it should be.
Vortex energy drink is,

another new Peruvian coca
beverage, competing with
energy drinks such as Austria's
Red Bull. Aimed at 18- to 30-
year-olds, it has proved a hit
with party-goers.
"Our sales are 10 times
above what we expected so
far," said Vortex Commercial
Manager Christian Chang.
"We've also signed our first
option agreement with a firm
in Europe and we received an
order to send a trial to
Central America."
Chang said Vortex's coca
ingredient gave it an edge over
other energy drinks because of
its natural qualities.
"Coca supplies energy via
carbohydrates, amino acids
and fatty acids, something
that other energy drinks don't
have," he said. Vortex will
remove coca's cocaine-
producing alkaloid for export,
Chang said.


Two homes each 3 bedrooms including a master

A Peruvian member of the political movement Etnocacerista chews coca leaves while
protesting in front of Congress in Lima, May 3, 200'4. The Etnocacerista group marched
together with thousands of coca farmers to protest against the U.S. backed crop
eradication and to call for a larger legal market for coca production. (Mariana Bazo/

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Sony, Nintendo

aim to wow gamers with

new handhelds

By Daisuke Wakabayashi
and Ben Berkowitz

(Reuters) Sony Corp plans
to unveil its first new major
game hardware in four years
next week with a handheld
machine that aims to unlock
Nintendos stranglehold on
the mobile game market.
Nintendo plans to answer
back also at E3, the game
industry's annual trade show
held in Los Angeles, by taking
the.wraps off a new handheld
of its own that the Kyoto-based
company says is unlike any
gaming device ever made.
Lofty expectations -
Sony has dubbed the
PlayStation Portable (PSP) as
"the Walkman for the 21st
Century" that can play
games, movies and music -
have inflated the hype for the
PSP and Nintendo's new
machine, codenamed "DS."

The pre-E3 buzz has
gamers excited about DS, a
mobile machine with two
screens one above the other.
Industry insiders have said one
of the screens will be a touch
'"This will not be a machine
where you push the 'A' button
or 'B' button and move the
direction pad, but a completely
different way to interact with
the device," said Hirokazu
Hamamura, president of
"Famitsu" game magazine
publisher EnterBrain.
In fact, the gaming
community has been so
perplexed by the idea of the DS
and how it might be designed
that one Web site,, has offered a
bounty to the first person to
send it a photograph of the unit
before its public unveiling.
Nintendo President Satoru
Iwata has said he wanted to
come up with a new type of

machine to cater to gamers
alienated by the trend toward
more complex titles, while
inspiring software developers
to get creative again.
At E3, the creators of
"Super Mario Brothers" are
expected to display up to 30
titles, a number that Sony will
be hard-pressed to match for the
PSP since some of its software
specifications have yet to
"I still don't have a great
sense of how much PSP there's
going to be (at the show)," said
American Technology Research
analyst P.J. McNealy.
Sony suffered a setback
with the PSP in February
when it postponed the U.S.
and European release until
early 2005, missing out on
this year's holiday demand.
The PSP is slated to go on
sale in Japan before the year-
Tokyo-based Sony has said

The following CME lectures will be conducted at the Georgotown Public Hospital
Corporation by:-

Shannon Snyder, MD Vanderbilt University Medicas Center
Joel Clingenpeel, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Seth Wright, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1. Monday May 10, 2004:

-. T d a I C C.

Analgesia and Sedation Dr. S. Wright at 18:00 hrs (6 pm)

3. Wednesday May 12, 2004: Neonatal Presentations to the Emergency Department
Dr. J. Clingenpeel at 18:00 hrs (6 pm)

4. Wadowasy v ")>n 1 n i4i W Afcidental Traumn -e fhilA Ai leo -
Dr. J. Ciingenpeei at 19:00 nrs (7 pmir

Venue: Eye Clinic Waiting Area, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
Doctors & Members of the Health Care Profession are invited to attend.

'1. 3, Sar:o s
I of,;: Cocr,.'atcr, Georgeown FuO.. orpora

it targets shipments of three
million PSP units in the business
year ending March 31.


Sony will try to succeed
where others have failed in
breaking up Nintendo's virtual
monopoly over the handheld
game market with its GameBoy
Last year, Nokia tried to
muscle in with the N-Gage, a
hybrid phone and game
device, but has not managed
to dent Nintendo's 90 percent
market share. It plans to
offer a revamped model from
May in Europe and Asia.
"The challenge is more on
Sony's side than
Nintendo's," said Hiroshi
Kamide, analyst at KBC
Securities. Working in Sony's

favour is its game gum Ken
Kutaragi's track record of
beating Nintendo in its
backyard. In the console
battles of the 1990s, the
PlayStation toppled
Nintendo64 by-catering to
developers with cheaper and
more advanced CD-ROMs.
Kutaragi is again trying to
appeal to software makers by
making the development process
for the PSP similar to that of the
"There were a lot of
complaints from game
developers when
PlayStation shifted to PS2,
so Kutaragi has been
saying he wants to make it
as easy as possible to
create games for the PSP,"
said EnterBrain's
Sony's efforts to woo
buyers with a line-up of
attractive software titles got a
boost when Electronic Arts Inc,
the world's biggest game
developer, said last month it
would have four to six games
for the PSP by March 31,.


For years, Nintendo's
strategy has been to offer

harwam at low price., *lW
making most of its money fiomn
software sales.
Analysts speculate that
its DS pricing strategy will <
be no different. As a game
machine targeting children,
the DS is not expected to
top $250, despite having
two liquid crystal display
(LCD) screens and two
Sony's PSP could come
with a price tag significantly
higher, because it will be
marketed as an all-in-one
entertainment system. The PSP
promises a wide-screen LCD
monitor and the capability to
play two hours of DVD-quality
It is also expected to
offer wireless Internet
connectivity and a
proprietary storage device,
Universal Media Disc
(UMD), with three times the
capacity of a CD-ROM.
"Whatever happens, I
don't think Sony can beat what
Nintendo is offering at the
moment (with the GameBoy
Advance), which is $99," said
KBC's Kamide.
"It depends how much
money Sony wants to lose
every time it sells one of
these things."


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The incumbent will work under the supervision and guidance of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator
and togetherwith the UN Theme Group on HIVIAIDS. Primary responsibilities are to strengthen the
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and/or strengthening of national systems and national capacity to monitor and evaluate HIV/AIDS
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Fluent in English.
' Tle de4aite, Ter 3of Refc'enc can be collected from the receptionist at UNDP, 42 -rickdam.,
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Interested applicants should submit their application including a CV not later than Monday,.
24 May, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. to the Resident representative UNDP, 42 Brickdam, Stabroek,

Tribute to Mothers at NCC

A MUSICAL DRAMA on the life of a mother will be performed at the National Cultural for
Mother's Day Weekend as Tribute to Mothers hosts its 18th show.
According to promoter Winfield James, the programme is always well supported and he is
confident that it will be a truly treasured time for the many mothers who will attend the show.
He pronused that the show will be full of surprises.
A raffle will be held during the presentation and several mothers will receive gifts, he
Mr. James added that one lucky mother will be crowned the 'Mother of the Night' and receive
tokens which will include a cake, complments of Ms. Janice Archibald,
The three-and-a-half hour show w tll be laniul', -oriented and a total of 15 artistes will be per-
forming. he said.
Two shows will be held. one on 1Ma 9 .iid the other the following day. Show time is 20:00
hrs each night and tickets cost $500, $600 and $700.
The NCC dress code is in effect.

Sunday Chronicle May 9,2004

International Day for Biological Diversity 2004.

'Biodiversity: food,

water and health for all'

On the 22nd day of
May, Guyana
will be joining
with many other countries
around the world to celebrate
International Day for
Biological Diversity.

The theme for this year is
'Biodiversity: food, water and
health for all.'


On June 1992, in the city of
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a total of
153 countries, including
Guyana, signed the Convention
on Biological Diversity during
the United Nations Conference

on Environment and
Development. The Convention
came.into force on December
29, 1993, and since then' more
than 175 countries have ratified
it making it one of the most
widely supported international
agreements. Guyana ratified the
Convention on August 29, 1994.
The Convention on
Biological Diversity (CBD) is
the single most significant
development in terms of the
international political will to
conserve biodiversity. Adopted
at the Earth Summit, it was the
first global agreement 'on the
conservation and sustainable
use of biological diversity. The
CBD establishes three main

The conservation of

biological diversity.
The sustainable use of the
components of biodiversity.
The fair and equitable
sharing of the benefits from the
use of genetic resources.

The Convention focuses
decision-makers' attention on
the fact that natural resources
are not infinite thus promoting
the practice of sustainable use.
While past conservation efforts
have been aimed at protecting
particular species and habitats,
the CBD recognizes that whole
ecosystems must be protected
and used in a sustainable
manner for the benefit of
mankind. This means much care
should be taken to ensure that
these natural resources should
not be used in a way and at a

rate that will lead to the long-
term decline of biological

The, success of the CBD
depends 'on the combined
efforts of the countries that have
ratified the convention, and to
help this cooperation a global
forum for such action has been


Life on earth consists
of many different
species, from large
mammals such as elephants to
small insects, and from
microscopic plants to trees. The
sum total of variety of life on
earth, including the variation in



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ecosystems is referred to as'
biological diversity or.
biodiversity* in short. The term
also refers to the diversity 'of
habitats iniwhich species exist
- such as forests and oceans -
and the tgeretic variation within?
species. The existence of this
biodiversity, and the interactions
between species and with the
rest of the environment, provide
us with a *umber of goods and.
services ,that sustain our

Taking a global perspective
on the world's biodiversity,
records slow that species are.
currently under enormous
pressure,! and as a result,
scientists estimate that species
are disappearing at up to 1,000
times the natural rate. Based on
current trends, an estimated
34,000 plants and 5,200 animal
species including one in eight
of the world's bird species -
face extinction. Extracted from

While the loss of individual
species is'alarming, it is the
fragmentation, degradation, and
loss of forests, wetlands, coral
reefs, and other ecosystems that
poses the. gravest threat to
biological diversity. Forests are
home to much of the known
terrestrial biodiversity, but
about 45 per cent of the Earth's
original forests are gone, cleared
mostly during the past century,

The loss of biodiversity
often reduces the productivity
of ecosystems, and therefore:
shrinks nature's basket of goods
and, services from which we
constantly draw resources.


'T'otecting biodiversity,
is in our self-interest.
as it affects us alt
Biological diversity provides us
with life-sustaining systems
(such as clean air, productive
oceans, fresh water and fertile
soil) without which we would.
not be able to support

Biodiversity products
support a range of diverse.
industries such as agriculture,
cosmetics, pharmaceuticals,
pulp and paper, horticulture,
construction and waste
treatment. The loss of the
biological diversity threatens our
food supplies, opportunities for
recreation and tourism, and
sources of wood, medicines and

Different species and
habitats provide a large range of
diverse goods and services,
many of which are vital to our
survival. Among others, this
provision comes in the form of:

Plants and animals that
provide different foods.
Trees and plants that are
used for fuel and fibre, and for
the provision of shelter and
building materials.
Mangroves and other
ecosystems which help purify
water, while binding the soil of
the river banks, part of an
important water ecosystem.
Viruses and bacteria that
detoxify and decompose wastes.
Forests that help stabilise
and moderate the Earth's
climate through absorbing
carbon dioxide which
contributes to global warming.
Generation and renewal of
soil fertility which includes
nutrient cycling of the soil.
Plant pollination includes
the pollination of many
different crops.
Maintenance of the
unique genetic resources act as
key inputs to crop varieties,
livestock breeds, medicines and
many other products.
Cultural and aesthetic
benefits such as indigenous
communities living off
Biodiversity, and recreational
benefits and tourism.

The value of biodiversity
can be divided into four
different aspects:
Economic through the
provision of raw materials.
Ecological by providing
natural services.
Aesthetic providing
places of recreation, relaxation
and inspiration.
Ethical by conserving
biological biodiversity for:
future generations.

Well that was quite a
bit on what
biodiversityis all
about Next week's
article will feature an
overview of
biodiversity in .
Guyana. Re
that you can share'y
f ngs and ideas
us by sending your,
letters to: "Our '
Environmentf', C/
EIT Division,
Protection Agency,'
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ARIES -- You don't like all this pressure. You want to strike back. What you'll probably'
get is a flash of satisfaction followed by a world of trouble. Don't even think these
thoughts if they might interfere with your ability to keep a level head. Avoid anyone
who might set you off in the wrong direction. When the stakes are this high, a wrong
move could be devastating. And at least for the time being, you'll have to be.content
with defining success as the absence of failure.
TAURUS -- It's nice to be so grounded, but you're forgetting what it's like to fly. Maybe
you should get out more and broaden your view. You might be ready for someone to
convince you that it's time to try different things. The simple mention of a distant city
or foreign country sends you off on a quick mental vacation. Seek out the sights, sounds
or tastes of a different culture right here in your hometown. It's a starting point for
making your dream come true. From here you can make reservations, buy tickets and
find someone to water the plants while you're gone.

GEMINI -- You hear that good fortune is just around the corner, but you don't yet see
anything that looks like it. Aspects of your personal life confuse you. Maybe you're
worried about a pending business deal. You don't feel comforted by the people that are
so quick to dismiss your concerns. Follow your instincts this time. Bring all of your
issues to the table and share them with whoever else is sitting here. If any of the details
look suspicious, this is your sign. Proceed no further. Move to another dock and wait
for a different ship to come in.
CANCER -- Extreme times call for extreme measures. It would be interesting to see just
who's calling this extreme and what his or her standards are. But if it's your judgment,
Syou already know the answer. Any sacrifice seems acceptable when your security is at
stake. You'll find some way to afford it. And even if your better sense tells you that
you're blowing things way out of proportion, you needed this change anyway. You feel
more alive when something is new and unfamiliar. Friends and loved ones notice the
difference. Maybe what you just did is good for everyone.

LEO -- Did you ever imagine that you'd have too much time on your hands? Boredom
doesn't suit you. If you need something interesting to keep you busy, go help someone
else for a change. Volunteerism makes you feel good, and that special glow adds a certain
B sparkle to your already good looks. Playing the philanthropist, social worker or life
coach comes naturally to you. People can tell that you have ulterior motives, but they
gladly give you all the slack that you'd ever need. Standing commitments keep you
from going too far out on a limb. That's probably for the best.

VIRGO -- Half of your weekend was devoted to hard work. Let the other half be about
Splaying hard. Now that you're running at full power, why not divert some of it into
channels that please and amuse you? You're so ready for fun that the price is no object.
Well, maybe you'll stop short of spending money that you don't have. Anyway, the
best things in life are free. There's a whole world of wonderful new people out there,
and they're eager to meet you. So what if they never heard of you before now? You'll
change that in a matter of moments.

LIBRA-- You're overwhelmed in the places where your guard is down. Generally you're
open-minded when you feel safe, but domestic or family issues could blindside you
before you can stiffen your backbone. Now that you see reality deviating from your
planned version of it, what do you intend to do? Your best strategy in any dispute is to
kill your opponents with kindness. You're good at passive resistance when you need to
be. In the absence of openness, it feels civilized. This little game ends when others wake
up to your feelings and apologize.
SCORPIO -- You can think of many ways to be close. There are good neighbours and
special relationships that thrive via special connections. There's also that invisible bond
I linking kindred spirits on opposite ends of the world. Geographical proximity-isn't
required for a meeting of the minds. You're at home with chat rooms, live feeds and
postal, art. Once you get the ball rolling, others will be eager to join this game of yours,
whatever it is. Communication leads to cooperation, and with cooperation, anything is
SAGITTARIUS -- There are better times for wishing on stars. You'll take a rain check
on looking for pictures in the clouds. Dreams are for people who are already secure.
Philosophy is for those with time on their hands. Right now, you're wrist deep in raw
l materials. Focus on your resources. You're interested in where they come from, and
you want more of a say in how they're used. Work a little harder to cover everything in
your domain. It's unlikely that you'll bring it all under your control, and you wouldn't
want that anyway. It's enough to know exactly what's going on.

CAPRICORN -- Your aspirations are pure and above criticism. Your goals, however,
are realistic. If you're a little bruised and dirty by the time you reach them, that's life.
I It's something to be expected. What's important is that you have the tools and energy
for this kind of job, and you do it so well. When you finish one thing, you're not
interested in sitting back to wait for the next thing to come along. Motivation is a ripe
fruit, and nobody's getting any younger. You have nothing to say to the people who
can't understand why you're so focused.

AQUARIUS -- There's no way for a simple snapshot to show you the whole picture.
When deeper movements are at work, they generate strange effects. Although it's
tempting, don't make the mistake of confusing the symptoms with the condition itself.
How will you know what to cure? Detach yourself from the front of the line. It's okay
to lose a little ground while you figure out what's really.happening. Observe things for
a while before taking action. When the right moment comes, and that moment will be
soon, you'll know what's required of you. Isn't it amazing how fast you gained the
upper hand?

PISCES -- Show compassion to melt the ice in someone's heart. Without a PA system,
M even without electrical power, your words and deeds are amplified. Be good and you'll
come off looking like a saint. Others are happy to help once your agenda becomes clear.
At first you might be uncomfortable at the center of all the attention you attract, but
S ,you'll get used to it. Be glad that you're famous for reasons about which you can be
proud. This can go on your record as is, and you won't even have to put a better spin
on your honorable deeds.

22 Upper Hadfield Street
D'Urban Backlands

Pursuant to claims made for State Lands in Region 6, East Berbice / Corentyne, at JOPPA
to MACEDONIA, Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission is hereby giving notice of,,
publication of detailed Schedules along with a Reference Plan showing the names of
Claimants, their addresses, lot numbers and the respective acreages of the land being '
claimed, wilh a view to issuance of Permissions or 50 year Leases. The Schedules and
Plans are available for scrutiny during office hours at:


OBJECTIONS AND / OR COUNTER CLAIMS must be submitted on the form "NOTICE
OF OPPOSITION TO REGULARISATION OF CLAIMS" available at the above named .

29' April2004 and the closing date is at CLOSE OF BUSINESS on 19' May 2004.

The location of some of the land claimed in the.Joppa Macedonia area has not been
confirmed, and as such GLSC is unable to place these claims on any plan oftthe area.
Please make every effort to visit one of the above locations to identify your land otherwise
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission will be unable to continue the processing of your
claim and it will be cancelled.

Dated; 29/04/2004

Andrew R Bishop A
Commissioner of Lands and Surveys

Mars scientists find tempting new rocks
water once deep enough to splash in. From page VI
Since then they have been trying to fill in the picture of the environment on Mars before the water
Eagle Crater "was the last dying gasp of a body of water," Squyres said. "The question that lft
intrigued us since we left Eagle Crater is what preceded that. Was there a deep body of water for a long
time? Was there a shallow, short-lived playa (beach)? We don't know."
Squyres said the team planned to send Opportunity on a traverse lasting several weeks
around the rim of the Endurance crater to assess the prospects of the rover descending into it and
using its array of geological tools to inspect and take samples from the rocks.


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


Tender documents can be uplifted at the DHBC Office, Peter's Hall, East Bank
Demerara, following payment of a non-refundable sum of Three Thousand
Dollars ($3,000.) per lot.
Tenderers must provide valid Inland Revenue and National Insurance
Compliance Certificates and these must be submitted with the Tender. Failure td'
do so will result in automatic disqualification to Tender.
Tenders must be placed in a sealed envelope, the LOT tendered for lead
marked on the top, right-hand comer and deposited in the Tender Box, Ministry
Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown by 09:00 hrs on Tuesday, ,
May, 2004.
Tenders will be opened immediately after on the said date mentioned at the
Ministry. Tenderers or their representative may be present at the ope
The Central Tender Board does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any.
General Manager
Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation

Sunday Chronicle-May 9, 2004






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-favourite bakery. Let's look at some names of cakes we eat. Have fun!


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fitted three (3) Life Certificates in order to
nsion Order Book prepared and still I o
ny book. Why is this so? I


ur Life Certificate is properly documented
:d, you should only have to submit one (1) "S |
your Pension Order Book to be prepared.

Submitting two (2) or more Life Certificates is not the
norm, and should not happen. Please contact this Office' !
the Pensions Officer or the Head Office Manager if you "
still have not received your Book. There may be other 41
I reasons for the delay. I

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not to make these requests to the P&PRU but to direct
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A scavenger hunt unlike others
By Isaac Wolf
CHICAGO (Reuters) Bring in a 'McDonald's Sad Meal', find a graduate thesis written on
napkins or build a log cabin blindfolded.
Welcome to what's billed as the world's largest scavenger hunt, which got under way on Friday at
the University of Chicago.
The hunt's targets are not old sets of keys or stray clothespins on the wanted list when children
play the game going door-to-door. These items are food.for the twisted student imagination on a campus
known more for Nobel Prizes than spring foolishness.
Now in its 18th year, 'Scav Hunt' began at midnight on Thursday with the unveiling of a 282-item
list, each one worth a number of points, which teams of students seek to complete by Sunday when
the game ends.
Some of this year's challenges: Build a 'Calvin Kleinometer'; produce 'a McDonald's Sad Meal';
construct a diorama tribute to dioramas with no infinite regressions; replicate Gustav Klimt's 'The
Kiss' using only lip prints made with cosmetics that haven't been tested on animals; and "demonstrate
conclusively that there really is a wrong way to qat a Reese's (candy)."
The list has a handful of items that can be completed only from New Jersey, prompting several
teams to send devoted members on the 1,000-mile road trip.
Four students can build a rustic but homey log cabin while blindfolded, handcuffed and ear-muffed,
or produce a thesis on dining hall napkins, signed off by a thesis committee.
The character of the hunt stems from the "twisted imagination" shown by many Chicago students,
according to 1990 graduate Rick Jeffries, a co-founder of the event.
The contest ends this afternoon when 15 judges evaluate the yield brought in by several
hundred participants, who are formed into teams. The university said the hunt's size and range
are thought make it the largest such event in the world.


Central Housing & Planning Authority

Allottees of the undermentioned schemes are hereby put on notice that
they are required to commence construction of their houses by July 31",
The Authority wishes to remind allottees of the condition in their
Agreements of Sale which stipulates that construction was required to
commence within one (1) year of the allocation. This stipulated time has
now expired and allottees are reminded of their obligation to construct
their homes.
The Authority also wishes to advise allottees that their failure to
commence building by July 311" 2004, would result in repossession of
their house lots without further notice.
The schemes are:

Charity Essequibo Coast
Diamond,, East Bank Demerara 1
Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara J
Waterloo/Hope/Experiment-West Coast Berbice -
Amelia's Ward- Linden -

Chief Executive Officer
Central Housing & Planning Authority

April 2004

Region No. 2
Region No. 4
Region No. 5
Region No. 10

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Sunday Chronicle May 9, 2004

Sunda Chronicle May'9; 2004

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VETERINARIANS (and human doctors as well) speak of a
post partum period when referring to the time after the
dam (mother dog) has given birth to her puppies. Most vets
would want to see the mother dog soon after she has given
birth, especially if the litter size is large (anything over
six puppies). Let's face it, the dam is under severe
physiological distress and some nutritional pressure, if she
has to nurse a lot of puppies. So much milk has to be
produced and given to the suckling pups. Some dams
actually go into a shock situation caused by a deficiency
of minerals (calcium especially).
The vet will make an assessment of the breasts and their
ability to produce sufficient milk for the puppies. Also the
colour and consistency of the milk have to be examined. You
don't want infected milk to get into the puppies' bodies. The
vet will also want to palpate the abdomen of the bitch to ensure
that the uterus (womb) is alright and does not contain any
retained placentas (afterbirth) or retain puppies. The
knowledgeable veterinarian could administer certain hormonal
injections which could help to expel any potentially damaging
residual tissue mass in the womb. Such injections would also
aid in the milk let-down and help the involution of the uterus
to its normal state.
As part of the post partum care for the mother dog, I usually
advise owners to measure their body temperatures (by placing
the thermometer in the dog's rectum not under its tongue or
in the armpit) and documenting same. The average normal
temperature (more on the high side) of the dog here in Guyana
would be about 120 F. If, the temperature goes higher, then we
may be dealing with an infection causing the fever, and your
vet will decide what is the next step.
Many owners (especially those experiencing the births
of puppies for the first time) get scared and even panic when
they see a greenish discharge from the vagina after the
dam has finished giving birth to her pups. This discharge
is not abnormal. You will notice it up to one day (24 hours)
after the last pup is born. It is not foul smelling and the
mother dog does not seem to be ill. Later on, the discharge
takes on a reddish colour. This too is normal; but I would
advise that you keep an eye on this blood tinged discharge
which could last for up to three weeks. If you notice this
discharge become brown and thick and foul-smelling, then
something is terribly wrong in all likelihood, there is a
bacterial infection in the uterus. A series of antibiotic
injections or a course of oral antibiotics are then in order
and will be prescribed by your veterinarian.
Other infections (other than of the womb), are associated
with the post mortem period. For example, the breasts can


become infected (Mastitis), or a condition known as Milk Fever
(calcium deficiency) can occur. We will deal with these ailments
specifically later.
Next week, we will touch on the feeding regime needed
for the bitch during the post partum period. Until then,
please ensure that your pet's vaccination status is current,
Also, please adopt one (or more) of the Animal Shelter's
cute puppies and/or kittens, if you possess the wherewithal
to care for them well. The Guyana Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) has an ongoing
spay and neutering programme about which you should
inform yourself by calling 226-4237.
Enjoy the coming week.

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These are cute 'Border Terrier' puppies picture courtesy
of the 'Pedigree' calendar..




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,ookery Corner

9} Welcome to the 292nd edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

I hti Us GrmMsala ::

Traditionally used in northern Indian
cuisine, garam masala means literally
"warm spice blend" because its spices are
supposed to heat the body.

There are many variations of garam masala
and it can contain up to twelve spices. Some
of the spices can be cardamon, coriander,
cumin, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon,

It is a more complex flavor and aroma than
curry. Garam Masala is also used as a
condiment, being added to a dish at the dnd
of cooking.

From the makers of
Indi Curry Powder,
the taste you have known all your life
taking taste to the next level.

I Indra's Gurma


2 large half-ripe (orless than half-ripe) mangoes
/2 tsp gheera
/4 tsp ground anise
tsp ground cinnamon
/ tsp INDI Garam Masala
Y2 cup sugar, or to taste

. Preparation
Peel and cut the mangoes through the seed. Remove the seed. then cut each half into four paits,.
through the shell ofthfe seed. On medium/medium-low heat, quickly saute the gheera in hot oi,'
in heavy pan. Add the other spices quickly, and stir well. Add the mango pieces while stirring-.
constantly (like stir-'fryingYfor a couple of minutes. Add the hot water, stir well, then add the"
Sugar (to taste). Let the mixture come to a boil on high heat. cover and reduce heat to
low/medium. Simmer until mango pieces are well cooked. Add water to make it thinner, if,
youwant,or cookdoyin for a thickersauce. Add more sugar, ifdesired.
S Besteatenwvithparatiaotit .'

As a variation, a little salt or sauteed onions may be added.
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(From page XX)
$125,000 to $250,000 per episode.
That would boost the earnings of each actor to $5.5 million
a year for a 22-episode season, a tidy sum for what amounts to
a day's work per show but is far less than the $8 million
originally sought by the cast. Collectively the deal was valued
at $33 million a year.
Sources said the actors also gave up their key demand for a
share in profits from the show, which reportedly has generated
roughly $1.5 billion in revenues for producer 20th Century Fox
Television since its 1989 debut.
"We couldn't be happier to have reached a multi-year deal
with the enormously talented cast of 'The Simpsons,"' the studio
said in a statement. "Fans will be pleased to know that despite
our recent production delay, we are optimistic that they can
look forward to a full season's episodes next year on Fox and
hopefully many years to come."
Both the studio and the Fox network are units of Fox
Entertainment Group Inc., which is controlled by Rupert
Murdoch's News Corp. Ltd.
The show centres on the antics of a bald, gluttonous
family man and nuclear plant worker named Homer
Simpson (known for his anguished exclamation "D'oh!"),
his spiky-haired misfit son, Bart, and their friends and
relatives in Springfield.
The producers and cast members Dan Castellaneta
(Homer), Nancy Cartwright (Bart), Yeardley Smith (sister Lisa),
Julie Kavner (family matriarch Marge), Hank Azaria (bartender
Moe and Apu the convenience store clerk) and Harry Shearer
(Homer's tyrannical boss, Mr. Burns, and his loyal assistant
Smithers) closed their deal late Friday, a studio spokesman
According to entertainment trade paper Daily Variety, the
final agreement was presented by the studio as a "take-it-or-
leave-it" offer that expired at the end of the business day on
Friday. One or two of the actors pressed their cohorts to drop
their profit-participation demand and accept the deal, which they
did, Variety said. '
Production on 'The Simpsons' had been stalled since late
March, when the actors first refused to show up for script
readings until a settlement was reached.
The show currently averages about 11.3 million viewers a
week on Sunday nights, down from its peak ratings several years
ago, but it remains a critical favourite and worldwide pop culture
phenomenon seen in dozens of countries. It-also is a cash cow
for 20th Century Fox TV for the-handsome revenues it
generates in syndication.
This season, 'The Simpsons' surpassed the real-life
Nelson family on 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'
as the longest-running weekly comedy series on American

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This Week NDI




By Michael Ellis

DETROIT (Reuters) Hip-
hop's move into mainstream
America is music to the ears
of auto executives hoping to
add 'bling bling' to their
brands and street credibility
to their cars.
Hip-hop's many references
to flashy cars the 'bling bling'
that which has become an entry
in the dictionary has made the
chrome add-ons and the
oversize wheels, or 'dubs', on
the vehicles in many rap videos
the new must-have accessory.
In February, General
Motors Corp. held its first 'GM
All-Car Showdown' charity
event, where rapper Snoop
Dogg, basketball star Shaquille
O'Neal, and other athletes and
Hollywood celebrities drove
their customised Cadillacs or
Hummers to compete for the
crown of 'King of Bling'.
"They'll ultimately
influence a thousand people by
what they wear or what they
drive," said Mike Jackson,
* GM's general manager of the
western U.S. region. "This
whole business is about style

and about personality."
For consumers wanting a
car like the stars, GM will offer
20-inch wheels on all of its
SUVs within the next three
months, hoping to grab a larger
slice of the $3.3 billion market
for custom wheels.
Ford Motor Co. promises
to design its future vehicles
with "urban" attitude influenced
by hip-hop.
"Let's face it, the urban
market likes chrome," Design
Chief J Mays told Reuters.
"Chrome is a traditionally
American design element, and
we're applying it pretty
liberally to the front of our
In case anybody misses the
connection, a Lincoln Navigator
SUV decked with spinning
wheel covers and video game
consoles is dubbed 'Mr. Hip
Hop' in the movie 'Johnson
Family Vacation' which opened
earlier this month.

Ford hopes that the Fox
Searchlight film, starring
comedian Cedric the Entertainer
as the father of an aspiring

rapper, will boost the image of
its Lincoln brand and the
Navigator luxury SUV.
"Our intent is for people to
watch it and say, 'You know
what? That thing, it looks
good,"' said Jon Fitzpatrick,
general marketing manager of
Lincoln Mercury.
Auto executives now quote
hip-hop song lyrics, aware that
any mention of their cars brings
instant validation that can help
boost sales.
Cadillac is the most
ubiquitous of any brand in Top
20 songs this year, according to
San Francisco marketing analyst
Lucian James, compiler of the
'American Brandstand' list.
"It's so unscientific, but
you notice that they're all
brands that have a certain buzz
around them," James said of his
weekly brand tally.
Since the turn of the
century, when 'In My Merry
Oldsmobile' was a hit, through
the 1960s, when the Beach
Boys sang about a 'Little Deuce
Coupe'" cars have been a
familiar theme in music. But
perhaps no music form has
embraced cars as much as hip-

hop, James said.
"People often
underestimate how mainstream
hip-hop is these days and what
a powerful tool it is for reaching
people," he said.
Cadillac's Escalade became a
big hit after Jennifer Lopez
mentioned the SUV in her song,
'Love Don't Cost a Thing'.
"You look at Cadillac's
demographics, and it's
completely changed," said John
Jarasa, managing editor of Dub.
The magazine, which features
celebrities and their cars, has a
circulation of about 150,000.

Celebrities and their
customized vehicles also show
up in song lyrics, music videos,
and now television shows like
MTV's 'Cribs' and 'Ride with
Funkmaster Flex' on the Spike
Hip-hop deejay Flex will
spin records out of the back of
a customised Nissan Altima
during the second season of his
show, beginning in May.
"It's a really great
opportunity for us to get a
radical version of our car
exposed to a lot of 'carphiles,"'
said John Cropper, Nissan's
senior manager for youth and
urban communications. "All the
people (Flex) interviews have
bought these amazing cars, and
they put tens of thousands of
dollars, and in some cases
hundreds of thousands of
dollars, into customisation."
The new Chrysler 300
generated a buzz when it
appeared in a music video by
the band G-Unit, and sales have
gotten off to a good start since
the sports sedan's launch in
"It's a status thing," said
Ralph Giles, who designed the
300's exterior. "One of the most
immediate ways to show your
wealth is your car."
Distinguished by its large
chrome grill, the 300 is one of
the few sedans able to fit 22-
inch wheels. For that reason,
Dub's Jarasa said, it has
attracted a lot of attention.
"In this game, size does
matter," Jarasa said. "That
huge grill makes an impact.
People won't forget it."

The Simpsons

cast returns to

work with more D'oh
By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The actors who provide the
voices for Homer, Bart and the rest of the cartoon stars of
Fox TV's 'The Simpsons' will return to work this week
with twice as much 'D'oh' in their pockets, having won a
new contract collectively valued at $33 million a year.
The agreement ended a month-long strike that had threatened
to shorten the upcoming 16th season of America's longest-
running television comedy.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but sources
familiar with the situation told Reuters last week that the
show's six principal cast members doubled their pay from

The Simpsons

Motown's Funk Brothers

sued by film producers
By Chris Morris

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) The film producers who helped bring former Motown Records
sidemen the .Funk Brothers into the public eye after decades of obscurity have sued the
musicians, alleging they breached their management contract.
The Funk Brothers session musicians Joe Messina, Eddie Willis, Joe Hunter, Bob Babbitt,
Uriel Jones and Jack Ashford toured successfully after their story was retold in the 2002
documentary 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown'.
Allan 'Dr. Licks' Slutsky and Sandy Passman, partners in L.A. firm Rimshot Management,
produced the feature and Its hit soundtrack album, which is being re-released by Universal's Hip-O
Records as a rmo-CD deluxe edition on May 11. Slutsky acted as the film's musical director, and
authored the award-winrung biography of late Motown bassist James Jamerson that served as its
In its suit, filed April 28 in California Superior Court in L.A., Rimshot claims that the firm
signed an exclusive two-year management contract in February 2003 to represent the Funk Brothers.
The action estimates that the group earned more than $1 million during the first year of Rimshot's
The suit alleges that Rimshot was informed in February 2004 that its services were being
terminated. That notice was later rescinded, but, the action claims, percussionist Ashford told
Passman and Slulsky during a March meeting at CBS Studios in L.A. that the termination was still
in force, and that the retraction had not been collectively approved by the group.
Rimshot claims that the firm is still owed more than $30,000 in deferred commissions, as well
as commissions for TV appearances on 'American Idol', 'The Wayne Brady Show' and 'Motown
The suit seeks damages to be determined.
Representatives of the Funk Brothers could not be reached for comment.

ONE hundred and sixty five years ago, 62 ex-
slaves pooled their earnings and handed it
over to a trusted soul who stored the money
in a hole at the bottom of a tamarind tree.
When they had pooled the princely sum
of $52 000, they handed it over to their
colonial master, Baron Von Gronigen on May
8, 1839, in exchange for the once blooming
cotton plantation, Beterverwagting, which sat
on 70 acres of land about eight and a half miles east of
By the time the ex-slaves bought the plantation,
Beterverwagting had paled
into near insignificance.
Edited by Michelle Nurse There %were no more cotton
Edited by Michelle Nurse trees, the fields were
Stories compiled by overrun b. bushes: the
Wendella Davidson drains and dams were in a
state of neglect to the
Pictures by Mike Norville extent that the plantation
was threatened by flooding
Layout by Cord Lowe from the sea to the North
Sources Emancipation and from the conservancy
SourcesEmancipation to the South. The
Magazine, National manager's house and a few
Library, Walter Roth other buildings were in a
Museum, BV 1966 state of disrepair.
Independence That a thriving village
Publication, May Eighth emerged from the
Village Movement proverbial "ashes' of the
former plantation is a
tribute to the \ vision and
fortitude of those who made the purchase and persevered
in the face of daunting challenges.
Following the purchase of the land, the new landlords
selected a few of their best men to manage the \ village. But
the scheme failed.
One setback was the ex-slaves' lack of know ledge of
administrative matters, and the wanton destruction of their
lands by European sugar plantation owners who were

finding it difficult to attract labour. The Europeans, in
retaliation, flooded the village, and eventually, the salt water

destroyed the villagers' mainly groundprow iBt and sugar
cane farms.
To earn a living, many of the men in the village had to
return to the very sugar estates run by the European owners,
and young villagers travelled to neighboring estates to
learn engineering, carpentry and masonry. Yet others turned
to rearing livestock and cattle.

Beterverwagtinig was the second village to be
established in British Guiana after freed slaves bought
Victoria, also on the East Coast Demerara. BV formally
became a village on August 31. 1857 when 40 male
proprietors met at the BV train station to establish the first,
full) elected village council in British Guiana. The first
elected overseer "was a signator. to the 1939 transport,
Wolfe Assuri, who was said to be illiterate, but who
nevertheless possessed wide knowledge of village affairs.
Continued on page three


The Baronians at the shop bridge which they called 'Parliament'.
Back row, from lefi are Osafo Odinga. Leyland Harcourt and
Fairbarn Mc Donald
At centre, from left are Esmond Abrams, Donald Douglas (Speaker)
and Roger Hoppie Front row. from left. are Francis Bennett and
Eustace Hamilton aka 'Pronto' and One Foot' iChiet Whip).

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ABOUT two years ago, after a robust sitting of
'Parliament' at its traditional locale a village 'bridge'
members of the assembly made a decision to
delve into the annals of history and conduct extensive
research on Beterverwagting/Triumph,
As naturalized villager, Osafo Odinga tells it,
'Parliament' is a meeting of village men to 'talk
shop' cricket and politics are among the more
topical issues. But that night. the issue was life in
the village.
The idea of extensive research on the village was
well received, The 'parliamentarians' got down to
work, and, buoyed by their discoveries, decided
to hold a one-day programme last year in
observance of the village's anniversary.
This year, the village celebrates its 165th
annivrrsary with an extended three-day programme
of activities which ends todE.,/.
The Chronicle today begins a monthly feature on life1]
in different communities in Guyana. We start the
series with the village of Bete rverwagti ngTri u mph.

165 Anntieriarq#upnementj



the BeterverwagtingTriumph

*1111 kisLALI14,11 1I 'LL ,

B HE development of the
Beterverwagting/Triumph community,
which boasted previously of bountiful
production of ground provisions and
fruits, is stifled through
This is the view of Mr. Bruce Adams, Chairman
of the Beterverwagting/Triumph Neighbourhood
Democratic Council (NDC).
Adams has been at the helm of the NDC for the
past 10 years.
The NDC oversees the-general administration of
the district, including collection of rates and taxes and
the maintenance of roads, dams, trenches and bridges,
as well as the environmental conditions of the village.

66r 8 ,On'z ersarxy

1 65 Anniversary
From the Management and Staff of.
Market SreetTiumh

From the 7 .
and Staff of U IVERSAL

But according to Adams, the Council can only execute three vendors sell there. On one occ
its work within the confines of its resources. Chronicle visited, only two small stalls.
With the exception of a small subvention from groceries, were open for business:
government on a yearly basis which is used to execute usually travel to the City to purcha
capital works, the main revenue-earning scheme of the have to be resold at a very high price
BV/Triumph neighbourhood is the collection of rates and make a profit.
taxes. Agard was quick to note that the
But he said, due. to the high percentage of in the neighboring Mon Repos c
unemployment and other constraints affecting the breakaway from the BV/Triumph ma
residents, there is an extremely
low percentage of collection of
rates and taxes.
Agard further pointed out
that the BV/Triumph community -' -
comprises two miles under | *
residency and about six miles of BEl H
cultivation located in the
However, only about 10 per
cent of the acreage is utilized. .-" --
The rest is overrun by brush due .~-r- .- -
to an inaccessible dam.
The Chairman said that the
NDC is awaiting a response
from the Social Impact A section of the BV/Triumph Industrial Estate.

Amelioration Programme
(SIMAP) to an application for funding to have the dam
rehabilitated so as to enable access to the farmlands.
According to him, the youths in the area are excited
about the prospect of exploiting agricultural and poultry
farming, which is currently being done on the utilised
area but on a relatively small scale.
He said the daunting factor is access to and from
the vast acreage of under-utilised farmlands.
Agard remembered that as a youth, he saw his-
grandfather and other elder residents returning home
from the farmlands aback the village with boatloads of
ground provisions and fruits including mangoes, oranges
and star-apples.
"The farmlands are begging to be utilised, but the
difficulty lies in accessibil-
ity," he stressed.
The NDC Chairman
Commented too on the
underutilised village market
located below the NDC
The facility operates on
"Oil' a daily basis, but can easily
/ / be described as a white
S I elephant since only about

casion when the
haw king mainly
s. The vendors
ase items which
ce if they are to
thri\ ing market
community is a

Commenting on the present state of the industrial
site, which is on record as being the first to be set
up in an East Coast village. Agard said when this w as
established by Town Planner Aubrey Barker, himself
a Baronian, the idea was for it to be a masterpiece
for the East Coast.
In the early years, it thrived and was home to
promising entities such as IDI Engineering: Shoe
World; Bata: Windsor Shirt Factors and Wieting and
Richter Limited Biscuit Factor\ and Guyana Furniture
Manufacturing Limited iGFILi, among others,
The economic depression soon took its toll and
many of the industrialists ran bankrupt.
Today, just a fe\w businesses are in operation
including, Shoe World: Atlantic Tele-Centre Inc.. an
ATN Compan\ which utilises a section of the Shoe
World building, and GFMNL. all on a low scale.
Just recently, the peaceful solitude of the village
was rocked b\ acts of banditin resulting in \ illagers
having to form a Community Policing Group.
Despite the somewhat daunting conditions,
Chairman Agard is nevertheless optimistic
thaf Beterverwagting/Triumph community will
on lay soon return to its once premier
po on.


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Z/i5 Anuu 'nmrtO

By Denise Maltay
University of Guyana

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I RECALL my family and I
- my father, Vanimus
called Van or Sergeant
Maltay; mother Sheila,
sisters Cheryl, Desiree,
Yonette and brother
Marcel, living in the
second house in the
Beterverwagting Police
We lived there from
1966 through 1969. We
didn't like the idea
of relocating with my dad
to every police station
whenever he was
So, Beterverwagting
was the last place on
our minds. After three
months we settled, made
friends and loved the
The best thing that I
remembered is my role as
a guardian. It was my
responsibility to take my
three-year old sister,
Yonette, to Nursery
School. She was so tiny

and cute that I took special
care of her. It was such a
delightful role for me
because I took pride and
enjoyed doing it. I didn't see
it as a task. I felt her soft,
smooth, delicate hand
whenever I had to hold her,
watch for the
train and guide her
across the train track to her
Another important
reflection is my three years at

Continued on page eight

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Better Expectations!

From page one
He was noted for
delivering his reports orally
and punctually, Chairman of
the village's Eighth of May
Committee, Mr. Leyland
Harcourt, said.
Another senior village
official, Canterbury Sammy,
in a gesture that was
presumably aimed at
assisting the youths to
empower themselves and,
ultimately, change their
status, lent the Christian
Church $30 000 to begin
construction of the St.
Mary-ye-Virgin Anglican
Church. The church building
was completed in 1858.
Older villagers still refer
to their community as
'Baron' in honour of the
colonial master who
villagers say was the last
Dutch planter left in the
colony and their
compatriots as 'Baronians'.
Loosely translated, the
more colourful, formal
Dutch name,
'Beterverwagting', means
'Beter' better and
'verwachting' prospect'
or, as the villagers say,
'Better for Waiting' or
'Better Expectation'. It is
oftentimes shortened to
simple 'BV'.
Villagers jocularly told
the Chronicle that more
likely the name means "better
to walk in" considering that
prior to the construction of
road on the railway
embankment which passes
through the village, access
to the southern section of
the community was by way
of a quarter-mile trek along
the main thoroughfare,
stretching from the East
Coast Public Road. Other
villagers slyly noted that
outsiders, particularly men-
folk, who found love in the
village and settled there,
discovered that it was "better
fuh walk in" than to walk

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With the amalgamation of
neighboring community to
the East, Triumph, in 1904,
the village grew to 488 acres,
its boundaries changed and
its population transformed
from being mainly Black to
mixed race. The population is
now about 25 000.
The village was
subsequently divided into
sections. Section 'A'

Television Station, Channel 16,
the first television station to be
established in an East Coast
village. The station is owned by
Guyanese singer, Omar Farouk,
formerly Terry Nelson, famous
for hits such as 'We welcome
independence to Guyana',
'Love on a Saturday Night' and
'Stranger on this land'.
The community also has
its own Police Station, a Post
Office, a Health Centre and a
Guyana Telephone and
Telegraph (GT&T) Company
Branch. The village also has
its fair share of eating houses
(mainly Chinese) grocery and


Mr. Omar Farouk, owner of HGP Channel 16 Television
Station, in his studio.

commencing from the
foreshore to about four rods
north of the Railway line.
This section was reserved
for a playground ground,
cemetery and pasture land
for grazing cattle. It was also
the site of a reservoir during
the period when the old
drainage engine operated.
Then there was Section
'B' which was for housing
purposes, while a portion of
reserve land located between
Section 'B' and the
Conservancy, known as
Section 'C' was rented for
The boundaries of
are the Atlantic to the North,
the Conservancy to the
South, Mon Repos to the
East, and La Bonne
Intention to the West.
Today, Beterverwagting/
Triumph is home to HGP

hardware stores, hairdressing
salons and mechanic shops.
There are also internet cafes
and taxi services. The
community's cinema no
longer functions, but there are
ambitious plans to convert it
into a concert hall.
BV is also on record as
having had the country's first
industrial site set up there. The
site was established on the
northern side of the village by

Aubrey Barker whose father
was a Baronian. The
younger Barker felt then that
he should repay the
community by giving back
Reports are that initially
the plan was to have the
site set up in neighboring
Le Ressouvenir, but
following a meeting with the
village fathers, it was
proposed that the site be in
BV instead.
The industrial site was
the home of several
thriving enterprises, some
of which folded because
of economic constraints.
Businesses there
included Windsor Shirt
Factory, IDI Engineering;
Shoe World; Bata; Wieting
and Richter Limited Biscuit
Factory, and the Guyana
Furniture Manufacturing
Limited (GMFL).
Of those businesses,
only Shoe World and
GFML remain in operation,
but on a relatively low
scale. The new entities
include Atlantic Tele-
Centre Inc, an off-shore
call centre, and others
outfits producing
mosquito repellant (coil)
and bleach.
According to Oginga
Osafo, a member of the
committee established to
mark the anniversary, the
village also boasts of 27
houses of worship, including

From the Management and Staff of:


On i TOBV Village

,,,65 Av
Best wishes from:

57 Quamina Road. Tel: 220-3082


W4 L...5 A nniarj 'pptirnt


Meet 'Teacher Rose'

Teacher Rose at 99.

the house. where I had pressed the bell to
open and when it eventually did, there stood
a slimly built bespectacled elderly woman
with short grey hair.
That person was none other than
Rosaline lona King, better known as Teacher
Rose, who, at 99, is the oldest living person in the
Beterverwagting/Triumph neighbourhood.
The fact that Teacher Rose lives alone and gets
regular assistance from a helper, Audrey Abrams-Daly,
attests to her fairly good health. She has slight deficiency
in hearing and seeing, but her memory is intact and her
voice is strong.
Teacher Rose was born on February 12, 1905, to
Joseph and Mary King. She was the eighth of 10 children
- seven girls and three boys and lived in Dr Miller Street,
Triumph, until 1962 when the racial violence in the area
forced the family to break down the house and relocate
to Beterverwagting
Teacher Rose attended the St Mary-ye-Virgin Anglican
School under the tutelage of Mr. William Arno. Her class
teacher was Teacher Joe.
She remembers schooldays being "very nice, not like
now-a-days. We used to sing and play and be happy."
She remembered too, her eldest sister, Christina, taking
her to school at age six and how she was placed in the
'run-about' class. Later, she was transferred to a smaller
school that was constructed in the same yard and was
headed by Teacher B.
With a burst of laugher, Teacher Rose recalled Teacher
Missy who she said used to "really teach us, but never
forgot the cane."
Among Teacher Rose's schooldays friends, all of
whom are now dead, were her very best friend Mabel Ogle,
Louisa Cummings, Edna Nichols and Jane David.
"We used to visit each other at home and had lots of
fun playing in the afternoons. We used to go to the back
of the school and play and play until one of my brothers,
Ucal, would come and say 'Rose you're not going home;
look, take my books. I'm going round the village.' And
that would be the end of play for me for that day as I had
to take care of his books."
She wrote and passed the Group B examination -
Nature Study, Hygiene and some other subjects. She did
not pass the Group A examination which consisted of
Mathematics and English.
"I never liked the Arithmetic; I always used to fail it,
so I did not pass the Group A exam," she candidly
In 1920, Teacher Rose said she sat and was successful
at the School Leaving Examination at St. Augustine School
in Buxton which was an examination centre at the time.

"The results came out in the papers and my family was
elated. In June the same year, I began my first job as a pupil
teacher at the St Mary-ye-Virgin Anglican School under
Headteacher Arno," she recalled.
Her salary then was five dollars, and she recalled going
out to work on the first day, decked out in a "nice dress"
made by her sister, Flora.
"When I got my first salary I took it home to my parents.
I gave it to my mother. My father was not so pleased. So I
said to him, 'you going to get next month'," she reminisced,
adding, that her mother put up the money saying "this is my
daughter's first salary, I gon put it up, Fm not spending it."
The fact that she was the only working child for the family
made Teacher Rose the pride of her family.
The true Teacher Rose came to the fore when she was
asked if she was willing to share with the Chronicle some of
her "courting days" as a young girl.
Without hesitation and a hearty laugh she said: "The first
boy that I had loved, he wasn't living very far from me, but
my parents didn't know."
It may have been a case of 'out of sight; out of mind' as
her love for Lewis Park waned after he and his family
subsequently left the village.
Teacher Rose said a "police boy" named Lionel Adolphus
Welcome later captured her
"We used to visit each heart, but waited until she was
other at home and had at the ripe old age of 80 to
S, propose and marry her!
10ts Of fun playing in the Back in her youth, she
afternoons. We used to go became pregnant with his child
to the back of the school and was forced to quit

and play and play until
one of my brothers, Ucal,
would come and say
' Rose you're not going
home; look, take my
books. I'm going round
the village.' And that
would be the end of play
for me for that day as I
had to take care of his

"In those days, you dare
not stand in front of a class
with your pregnancy, not
married and let them children
see you. Oh no! I sent in my
resignation," she remembered,
the tone of her voice changing,
reflecting the seriousness of
such actions and how one was
perceived then.
"God blessed me with my
one child, a boy, Clement
Leonard Welcome. He was
born in August 1930 and you
know what, I got him at age 25
when I was a punil teacher.

(Welcome) ... was stationed at the police station in BV."
"My parents never knew about the police boy until I got
pregnant. I used to get away to go and meet him," she
disclosed with another hearty laugh.
But according to her "he was very wild, though," adding,
"you know deh story every place they go and station..."
Teacher Rose said she met her husband while attending
a 'dance' at the St Mary's School, but he never proposed to
her until she was 80 years old.
He had stopped speaking to her and left the village after
the baby was born.
But, after a long absence, "he came back to me saying:
'girl, I know I wrong you, but we can marry now; you got a
She was off the job for a few years when she was called
out to act for one of the teachers who was going on leave.
Teacher Rose said the teaching profession took her to a

number of places around Guyana including Kabakaburi,
Waramuri, Santa Rosa. During this time, one of her sisters
tended to her son.
'Then one day, I was acting at the Government School
when Father Burgan who was a priest for BV and
Lusignan, asked if I was interested in having a permanent
job. That was how I went to teach at Lusigan where I spent
19 years.
So, what led to the marriage so many years later?
With a chuckle, Teacher Rose replied: "He must be
realise he was getting old and wanted someone to care
for him... I had loved him." Her husband died in 1987.
Her son, who also became a teacher, migrated to
England where he still lives. Through him and some nieces
whom she had also cared for, Teacher Rose was able to
make three trips to England -where she has two
grandchildren and four in the United States.
She remembers going to the dances and wearing
dresses with uncommon styles which she and her sisters
got from a brother who used to import items from England.
"When we know they have dances coming up, we used
to look through the catalogues, pick out the dresses we
liked (and) he would buy it the same time he was buying
stuff for himself," she added.
"I loved green ...," she recalled with another hearty
laugh, and pointed out: "You see, I even paint my house
in green." The suite in her house has touches of green
and the crocheted cushions were also of the same colour.
And, revealing her jovial side, she said she remembered
how she used to tease the parish pastor and one day
when she asked him: 'Father how many commandments
were there?' He said: 'Eleven'.
Curious, she asked: 'What was the other?' And he
replied: 'Thou shalt not tempt your parish priest.'

Teacher Rose then.

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" 1843 Bethel Congregational
School made a Government
* 1843 Youth Club started.
** 1844 Boys Brigade formed.
** 1847 Railway started
running. Land was given to
the company as a good-will
token not sold.
* 1852 Bethel Congregational
Church was moved from
Plantation Montrose to its
present site.
** 1853 St Mary-ye-Virgin
Anglican School was built.
**1.857 40 proprietors met at the village train
station to establish the Village Council.
** 1858 St Mary-ye-Virgin Church was built and
the first service held on Easter Monday, April
25, 1859.


of Beterverwagting/

*Sir Donald Jackson,
former Chief Justice,
Speaker of the House of
Assembly, President of
the Court of Appeal and
Govemor during British .
* Justice Prem
Persaud, former Judge
of the Appeal Court, and
current Chairman of the
Public Utilities
Commission (PUC)
* Ms. Cecilene Baird, Dr. Henry Jeffrey

former Minister of
Dr. Henry Jeffrey,
minister of Heath;
MiVr Vibart Mingo,
forme, head teacher,
St Marj ye Virgin
Anglican School/
Minister of education;
Mr. .rold
Sahadeo, Diploma:
D* r. Nanda Gopau>,
Sir Donald Jackson Head, Public Service
Mr. Manzoor Nadir, Minister of Trade, Tourism
and Commerce
Mr. Kwesi Oginga, actor/journalist.

** 1862 First Community High School established
in BV under the tenure of daughter of the soil
Cecilene Baird
** 1862 Drainage pump erected at Triumph a
peddle wheel construction.
Police Station erected.
** 1863 Home of the first Congregational
Church built after slavery and headed
by African Deacon, Quamina. The
church was earlier located in Le
Ressouvenir before it was removed
and re-built.
** 1864 First coastal village to install the
steam pump of which the remains are
still evident.
** 1864 First coastal village in British
Guiana to arrange the forming of
housing lots east to west.
- First coastal village to take advantage of
drainage canals running east to west.
** 1864 Erection of first Moravian Church.
* 1866 In January 1866 people of BV offered to
buy estate from Clarke for $48, 000 to assist him
out of his financial difficulties by paying $20, 000
cash and the remaining $28, 000 in 90 days

authority. Chairman Rev. H.W. Grant, Overseer
Mr. J.W. Ogle.
** BV at one time had three gas stations

** 1891 First Post Office in BV established.
** 1919 BV/Triumph lean bank established
** 1920 Abattoir established. (It is no longer in
** 1936 Village market established, still
operates on same site
** 1928 Pumping station (on Public Road )
** 1929 Artesian well (by marketplace) sunk.
- Bethel Congregational School made a
Government School.
** 1935 The Tivoli Cinema erected

** 1935 Market built
- Health Centre and Clinic built

** 1943 BV Youth Club started
** 1943 Boys' Brigade started under Sgt. Q. C.
Yaw (Officer Com. Boys Scouts (April)
- Girls Guides established
Community Centre
formerly White Ross
Society Hall was built

" 1953 Bethel
Church was re-
located in BV

The rebuilt St. Mary-ye-Virgin Anglica

through two mortgages.
1** 4 Erection of Saint Peter's R.C. Church
oV ATriump,

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.1958 St Mary-
Ye-Virgin Anglican
-. Church was
established through
the generosity of
Canterbury Sammy
hence the name of
the street
'Canterbury Walk'.
Canterbury Sammy
,,though said to be
an Church illiterate was
knowledgeable in the
village affairs. He contributed $30, 000 for the
construction of the St Mary's Roman Catholic
Church which was established in 1874.
- BV has four cemeteries Christian, Hindu,
Muslim and Roman Catholic.




Life and times of

B eterverwagting/


Ingredients for a best seller

CHRONICLE of the life and times of
BeterverwagtingTfriumph has all the ingredients of
a best seller saga.
On May 8. 1839, 62 ex-slaves pooled from their

'Long before wife of former
US President Hillary Clinton
popularised the concept of a
village rearing a child, we
lived that in Baron. Every
elder, regardless of what is
now branded as race, was
addressed as 'Uncle'. This
was not a mere term of
respect: it carried with it the
avuncular privilege of inflicting
corrective discipline on any
youngster who violated the
rigid communal norms of good
behaviour. The offender who
slinked home and complained
about being 'unjustly
chastised' soon discovered
what the folly of youth was all
about. His parents would
inevitably inflict another dose
of the earlier punishment on
the ground that he must have
been engaged in some form of
boorish behaviour which
justified the earlier punishment.
The lofty concept of 'natural
justice' did not intrude to
mitigate the punishment'

savings the princely
sum of $52 000 to
acquire the estate of
Baron Von Gronigen,
a Dutch coloniser who
held on to his lands
during the British
occupation of the
colony. The name
literally translates as
'Better for waiting'
was chosen by the
purchasers for these
Three years later,
one Lambert Christian
acquired the area
immediately east of
Beterverwagting and
sought to confer the
name 'Plaisance
Profit' on these lands.
His wish was
frustrated since the
name Plaisance was
already assigned to
another village a few
miles west of these
lands. In the
circumstances the
name 'Triumph' was
chosen for the area.
Baron Von
Gronigen must have
been a benevolent
coloniser since the

occupants of these two areas of lands chose to refer to these
holdings as BARON. With the passage of time. that name has
crystallised into a generic term and residents of
Beterverwagting/Triumph deemed themselves Baronians.
Those early Baronians demonstrated a good sense of
planmng. Their village was the first coastal one in British
Guiana to lay out lots running east to west in order to take
advantage of the drainage and irrigation canals which ran
north to south.
On August 31, 1857, the proprietors of the district met at

Jasmatee "Jas" Persaud.

the train station and established the fist fully elected Village
Council. This remarkable achievement will today receive
acclaim from all. save perhaps the women libbers, since only
the male proprietors were allowed to vote and hold office!
From the sacnfice and discipline of our forefathers, Baron
evolved into the finest village in Guyana.
Long before wife of former US President Hillary Clinton
populansed the concept of a village reanng a child, we lived
that in Baron. Every elder, regardless of what is now branded
as race, was addressed as "Uncle'. This was not a mere term
of respect: it carried with it the avuncular privilege of inflicting
corrective discipline on any youngster who violated the rigid
communal norms of good behaviour. The offender who slinked
home and complained about being 'unjustly chastised' soon
discovered what the folly of youth was all about. His parents
would inevitably inflict another dose of the earlier punishment
on the ground that he must have been engaged in some form
of boorish behaviour which justified the earlier punishment.
The lofty concept of 'natural justice' did not intrude to mitigate
the punishment.
The village market attracted customers from all parts of the
country and was perhaps the busiest place in Guyana on
Saturday. In attendance were itinerant vendors such as
'Knowledge' with his erratic pricing system; 'Brown Betty'
pedalled popsicle carts all the way from Georgetown;
newspaper vendors Derek Katchay and Mr. King making home
deliveries: and invariably, the walking lexicographer, Prophet
Wills. Food vendors, such as Amechand (Baccoo-Boy) and
Hydar offered aloo ball and channa in competition with
Gertrude who boasted the best black-pudding and souse in
all Guyana.
The Tivoli Cinema was an institution by itself. The
doorman, Baya Bledman, had a very good summary manner
of determirung if you pay full or half price for admission to
the pit section. He would plunge his hand in the front of your
trousers and decree thai the hirsute patrons had to pay full

Any villager reading Naipaul's 'Miguel Street' will have a
sense of de'ja vu. Miguel Street was every street in Baron.
The village spawned legendary characters who are fondly
remembered when villagers meet in Baron or Brooklyn, Triumph
or Toronto. 'Outsiders' present at such reunions are bemused
when Baronians reminisce on the good old days and enquire
of the progress and whereabouts of others who had the
quaintest aliases.
Everyone in Baron had a false name. Those which come
to mind include Lord Mud, Grabble, Josey Catuntun, Salt Pipe,
Yangoor Tiger, John Mulaloo, Cockhead, Cheese Mouth, Brave
Boy, Fighting Cock, Turkey Money, Juglamp, Marmite, Daddy
ole Horse, Gold Foot, Turkey Chest, Lamp Oil, Captain
Midnight, Scraps and the Pope! Some of the false names are
not suited for publication in a family newspaper!
Villagers have made substantial contributions to national
life and have demonstrated academic excellence over the years.
Notable Baronians include Sir Donald Jackson, former Chief
Justice, President of the Court of Appeal and Speaker of the
House of Assembly; Vibert Mingo and Balram Singh Rai,
former Ministers of Home Affairs; Dr. Henry Jeffrey, serving
government minister; Dr. Ceciline Baird, former government
Continued on page eight

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International Hotel
& Convention Centre
Public Road, Liliendaall, ECD

By Justice Prem Persaua
Retired judge of the Court of
Appeal and current Chairman,
Public Utilities Commission

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should be proud
of the place in
which he or she
was born, and I
am no exception.
B.V or Baron, as it is also
known to many, is situated on
t the East Coast of Demerara nine
miles from Georgetown. This
noble village is bordered by
neighbours Mon Repos to the
east, La Bonne Intention (LBI)
to the west the Atlantic to the
Henry Rodney north and the backdam
(savannahs) to the south. A
true Guyanese village because it is composed of all the races;
Africans, Indians, Portuguese, Amerindians, Chinese,
Caucasian, Dougla, Buffiano and Santantone. The good the
bad and the indifferent, the old, the young and the in between,
the mad the crazy and the stupid.

I recall Lord Mud
staggering home after a
drinking spree. He stumbled
on a brick on the road and
fell on his face. He never
would admit that he fell. tie
would say in his drawled
tone, 'Meh walking' good-
good and de road suddenly
come up an knock meh face,

Going back in
time always
unearths the
sentiments and
unending fun
we've all
experienced while
growing up. So sit
back and relax while
I share with you
my small days...
real country side
gaff. Ganga Time! -
Hear de ganga!.
As a lil' boy
growing up, life in
the village without
tantalise and false
name would have
been boring. In BV,
there were names

like Hezekiah, Stir About, John Malulloo, Ritchic Pepper De
Goat, Butter Man, Look- a- side, Koker Monkey, Jumbie Gaskin,
Jumbie Chew Channa, Bucta Nut, Monkey Pouch, Monkey
Spanner, Tuluptup, Jonny Bogoe, Parrot, Lip an' Bam Bam,
Lord Mud, Bar, Poops-in-de-panty, Beard Mooma to name a
few. When asked 'how many of you in BV now know
Hezekiah', a group of us would say 'Heze' while the other group
would respond with 'Kiah'! The Lord be with the person who
is caught. Hezekiah would say to them, "Only seh 'Heze' me
cuff de ***** Kiah down yoh throat!"
One day 'Bunso', a hire car driver, knocked down one of
Hezekiah's ducks. Hezekiah turn up on de scene wid he axe
of course. He seh, 'who own dis kyarr?' Bunso answered in
the affirmative. Hezekiah seh 'blow yoh kyarr horn foh meh'.
Bunso did as commanded. He seh 'good, you kyarr horn goh
peep-peep, well leh me duck goh quack, quack! Bunso seh
'how me goh bring back wan dead duck? Hezekiah responded:
'Me nah kay! Me want back meh duck an meh want am liven-
liven! Let me duck seh quack or meh chop off yoh kyarr bonet'!
'Meh gon pay yoh ten dollah fah de duck' said Bunso. Said
Hezekia: Ten dollah! Quack, quack ah all meh want hear'!
Bunso then decided to call the police. Is only then Hezekiah
snatch the $10, picked up his duck and dashed into his yard.
Another character was Lord Mud. Never sober. One night,
I recall Lord Mud staggering home after a drinking spree. He
stumbled on a brick on the road and fell on his face. He never
would admit that he fell. He would say in his drawled tone,
'Meh walking' good-good and de road suddenly come up an

knock meh face, baps!'A woman picked him up and asked why closed in on Mud, he broke the silence as he reached the
he don't stop drink. Lord Mud replied, 'When dem stop meck burial ground bridge. With his coarse voice he bellowed,
rum me ah gon stop drink!' 'Can't you be sober for just one 'well boys-me nah know, bout ah yoh, but ah right yah me

Villagers at a domino game.

day,' the woman asked? Lord Mud seh 'wha de use meh get
sober den meh got foh get drunk all over again. Nah bes meh
stay drunk?' One day while he was drinking, a child walked
into the shop and called for la box mosquito coil. When Mud
heard this he said to his friends, 'me nah know wha meck
people ah buy mosquito cail, mosquita nah ah baddah me. Me
does drink nuff rum, by de time dem masquita bite me, boop
dem fall down... ah drunk dem drunk!'
It was back pay time for public servants and of course Lord
Mud was the recipient of a lump sum for he was a clerk. Well
you can guess what happened the drinking started in
America Street. It was night when the other men with him
'throw in their towel' so he sat alone to finish the session.

After gulping the final glass of
rum, he rose and staggered out
the shop sauntering to the BV
bus park. Quite noticeable to all
was the impression of the thick
wad of $20 bills in his back
pocket. So two guys (pick
pockets) decide to follow. They
could not execute their plan
because of the amount of people
at the said park. They ended up
joining the same car with the
Mud. When they got to BV
Main Road, Lord Mud
requested to stop. He paid his
fare (twenty five cents) and came
out. To his surprise, the two
guys paid and came out too.
Mud became suspicious for
they were not villagers. He
increased his pace as the pick-
pockets did the same. The road
in to the village is long, dark and
lonely for there were no street
lights in those days and only a
few homes enjoyed the luxury
of electric light. As the guys

live!' On hearing this and seeing him entering the burial
ground and lying flat back on a tomb, the two darted with
such speed that when Lord Mud raised up he didn't see
which direction they headed!

'Stick by me'

Jumbie Gaskin or Muyoh loved to beat up on children
and young girls. He was ugly about seven times and he had
a dutty powder black. Gaskin was not only ugly, but he was
also dunce, ignorant and stupid. He used to cut cane, weed
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Johnny "P" S R mel
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minister; Dr. Harry Paul, largely self-taught, attained great
heights in Agriculture, Medicine and the Law; Dr.
Desmond Broomes, in Mathematics; Dr. Blanche Duke,
Dr. Jean Bovell and her sister, Joyce Pompey and Clement
Rodney and sister, Faye, and J. Arnold Henry in the field
of Education.
Who can forget Hon. E.M.G. Wilson, Minister of
Communications, fondly referred to as COCO. And, in the
political sphere, Cyril Duncan, Jan Ali, and the inimitable
Paul Slowe, among so many others.
We have former Commissioner of Title, Mr. Gerald
*Broomes and his brother, attorney-at-law, Clefrin Broomes.
And in the public service, Mr. Ramsingh and Mavis Rai,
uncle and aunt of the present Chief Justice. Darshuwanu
andAmanand Persaud, Claude London and Police officer,
Paul Slowe.
The Eastern block of Market in which I grew up
comprised five homes, the patriarchs of which were small
businessmen, Jan Ali, Noor Bacchus, Abrahim, Rahamat
All, and Pandit Nanoo Persaud. These five homes alone
produced five medical doctors Azeez and Habeeb
Bacchus, Imran, Mustapha and Unus Hack; two
accountants Shamir and
Sahadal Ali; two
headmasters, Ashraf and
Asgar Ali, a manufacturer -
Prakash Persaud: a marine (BOTTOM) The nno
closed Kay Donna
biologist Khalil Hack; cinema, formerly the
Senior Customs Officers, Tivoli Cinema
Tivoli Cinema
Nasir Ali, Osman Mohamed
and Satie Persaud, Officer
Isaz Hack, an officer in the
Canadian Royal Mounted
Police and three lawyers,
Rip Persaud and
Vidyanand who acted as
Judge of the High Court
and yours truly.
Of these elders in the
Market Street, only my
mother. Jasmatlie Persaud, -. b
is surviving and she will *,s-_ ,
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be celebrating her 92nd birth anniversary on Independence
Day. She was born in, and grew up in the. village. My father,
Pandit, died in 1980 at age 80.
In the field of sport and culture, Baron was without equal

in the villages. Cricket matches in the village attracted a
large following. The Clubs, Surrey, Oriental, Fisherman XI
and Cavaliers, produced cricketers of Test calibre. Lawyer
Joe Gadwah represented Guyana at inter-regional level.
Benjie's 'Atomic Balls' at the White Rose Hall (now
the Community Centre) attracted artistes such as the
legendary Tom Charles and the Syncopaters and Rafi and
Mukesh Cloqes picked up prizes at local Indian Performers


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(TOP) The building that houses
the BV/Triumph National
Democratic Council (NDC)
Office and what formerly was a
bustling market.

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(LEFT) What
remains of the
BV train


For several years the Patrick
Dargan debating Shield and
trophies came home to Baron. I am
still the custodian of the East
Dominoes competition KO
Trophy which was presented by
the then Prime Minister, Mr. L.F.S.
It is a matter of regret that the
tremendous achievements
associated-with Baron is reduced
to oral tradition. There is a real
danger that this tradition will
diminish as succeeding
generations get swallowed up in
the bitter-sweet jaws of the
Some villagers are valiantly
striving to preserve the history and
traditions of the village for the benefit
of posterity. Foremost among these
dedicated persons is Edgar Henry,
popularly known as GAR, who is
making great strides in business in
Brooklyn, USA. Cheytram
Ramkissoon is also seeking to rekindle
the spirit by dedicating a hall in
Liberty Avenue, Queens, USA, for the
use of villagers now in New York.
Technology today, presents the
opportunity for us to capture the
recollections of those still around, and
to preserve a piece of history for
posterity. A good start, and a first for
the villages, will be a BARON HOME
PAGE on the internet.
How say you, Gar?

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it was very neatly done so she decided to double Gaskins
requested amount. She said: "Gaskin, man you do a good
job hey man ah gon give yoh one fifty ($1.50). Gaskin
said "Wha! One fifty... ah seventy five cent meh tell yoh
- now yoh want rob meh! Yoh want gi meh me one fifty!
Gi meh meh money straight! Seventy five cent! Ah nah call
meh back!'
Gaskin prefers plenty small notes or coins rather than
one large note or coin. This is 'nuff money' for him. One
day himself and another man had to weed a yard. Of
course, Gaskin did most of the weeding for he was very
versed in this. When they were being remunerated, the
other man was given three dollar notes and Gaskin got a
fivel.ollar note. Big confusion start in the yard. Hear Gaskin:
"Ah me do de nuffer weeding an you ah gi me one money!
An he wha do de lil bit-est get three money! Ah yoh like
rob people to much!' The man had to change up the five
dollar note and give Gaskin before he actually accepted it.
So Gaskin ended up with five money!
But my favourite village character was John Mallulloo
(God rest the dead). I suppose John hold a world record!
He had more names than any many in this whole wide
world. You all want to know how he got all those names,
nuh? Simple. Once John passed a group of people or any
gathering on the street whatever was being discussed as
he passed, story start. He used to walk with a stick and
attached to it was a long piece of electric wire. So when
he swing it at the crowd, the Lord be with the one who
was caught. I'll list a few names John Mallullo had: Arthur
Chung, Burnham, Cassuis Clay, Jagan Dog-Rice, Governor,
Anar Saddat, Rex, Rover, Overseer, Chandi, Yacubu Gawan,
Electric, Sugar Cake Sandwich, Money Bush, Salepenter,
Julius Nyrere, Idi Amin, Pepsi. If I am to mention all the
names he had, it will take up the entire newspaper.
.,But let me give you the last 'Ganga' bout John
Mallulloo. As a lil boy growing up we were adventurous.
Talk about 'stray'! So, a day we gone till down by Ice-
Baba to swim (at the bottom of the village). While playing
ketcher in the canal, up came John with a boat load of spice
mangoes. As he passed us, we would dive under the boat
and take out a mango or two. This got John angry. So he
moored the vessel in the corner and left to call he sister
Dee-Dee about twelve hundred yards away. When John
and Dee-Dee arrived on the scene, an empty boat was all
that was in sight. Hear Dee-Dee: 'Nex' time dem do dah,
yoh mus come right away!'

'You name
it, we razzle it'

Well if you grew up in a village and didn't partake in
certain activities something was wrong... yoh too soft! We
used to 'razzle' the people thing. Of course, it wasn't
stealing, we used to take without permission. We razzle
genip, mango, dunks, sour sop, fowl, duck, banana, you
name it, we razzle it. Miss Val had the sweetest genip in
BV, but she doesn't give away no matter who asked. So
we decided to raid the tree this day as soon as it got dark.
Me, Figi, Punishin, Drizzle, Bucket-mouth and Flounder.
Like cats, we fly up in the tree and start filling our pouches.
This was done by knotting the bottom of our shirts close
to our stomachs and you place the bunches in. Satisfied
with our booty, we all got out of the tree except Punishin.
He had to clean the tree. So he pick and put in he pouch -
pick and put in he pouch. But in the dark, you can't see
too well and he picked this big bunch too big to be true!
It was a Kwacoo nest (Kwacoo is the black and red
marabuntas). when they started stinging he, he forgot the
he in a tree. He let go everything including a scream as he
came crashing to the ground bap! Now he on the ground,
writhing in pain. Miss Val open the side window and looked
out to see the poor fellow on the ground. Then I see dis
large white cup with a blue rim, you know the enamel cups

dem old people used to keep under deh beds? Well, when se
lean it you could see this yellow liquid laced with froth came
cascading on Punishin stomach. This was kind of soothing
for him as he cried out "ow, throw more". Is not until the last
of the yellow liquid dripped into his mouth that he realized it
Iwas wee-wee. With this he came to life and dashed for the
fence crashing through the staves. He ran past us smelling
like a rum shop urinal. He headed for the canal and plunged
overboard. The next move was hospital. Up to this day
Punishin' doan like genuip.

'BV men: Advance, revance,
attack, disattack'

While growing up, there were also a lot of feuds, gang
fights, bank fights, village fights and the likes. There were
fights among three rival East Coast Villages BV, Buxton and
Plaisance. And each village had its own 'bad man'. Now
country people loved a band sport; you just make mention
of Sid and the Slickers, Yoruba Singers, Mischievous Guys,
Sound Dimension and you'll hear the response. But the
funniest fight I ever witnessed Was between BV and
Plaisance. Sid and the Slickers was playing at the BV
community Centre. The people ram pack because this was a
band for the young, old an in between. Daddy Rex was there,
Boo, Alice, Chew Channa, Poodah- Sherwin, Baby Mack,
Stella, Gertrude and all the sugar-foot villagers. The dance
now in full swing and a Plaisance man ask Alice for a dance.
Alice tell he she not dancing with lil boy. Well he hold on to
she hand and would not let go. So Alice tell he 'hi, you nah
bring me hey! So leh go me han!' And with that she push he
off. Now he is to out he hand and slap the woman. This cause

Boo to jump in and thrown some serious punches at the
man. Bearing in mind, Boo was an old time boxer and Alice
common law husband. Blows like rain foh de Plaisance
man, so he partner decided to join the fracas. He ups a
beer bottle and moving in to lash Boo in he head, when
Daddy Rex (Alice father and stick fighter) swing his
akeyah stick to knee, bringing him down to the floor. More
and more people joined in the fight until it reached out on
the road.
The BV men got the better of the Plaisance men with
cuffs, kicks, butts, high fall and akeyah stick. The Plaisance
men start to run while BV give chase. Daddy Rex gave
the word of command 'BV men, ADVANCE!' Every man
jack up the road. When the Plaisance men got to the line
top (now railway embankment road), out of the blues pipe
line (galvanise) cutlass, Kwishir(pork-knife), crow-bar and
other weapons men pulling from the-bushes nearby. Now
the people well armed, so they turn back on the BV bunch.
When Daddy Rex see that, hear he 'BV men REVANCE'!
Now the Plaisance chasing the BV mean back in the
village. But by this time, more villagers join in the war. This
time is pitch-fork, garden fork, scythe, axe, sledge hammer
etc. This encouraged Daddy Rex so he tek back he
position in front of the battalion. Hear he: 'BV men
ATTACK!!" Man, Plaisance men find some gears, all yoh
seeing is dust! When they got to line we hear a power
saw start up and then a man from the front rank shout
"ow... dem ah t'row acid!' Hear Daddy Rex 'DISATTACK'!
Well don't talk, about fifty men running back in the village
and nobody ain't in second position. Holy Smoke! Talk
about run.
By this time, the land rover with police come up and
everybody scatter. What a fight. But them days can never
come back.

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with Mother Cado

Mother Cadogan or 'Big Esther' as she
was called in Baron when she was
active in the village, lost her sight in
both eyes in 1989, but her memory is
incredible and her laughter is
Just pose a question and she's on
top of it with an answer, sometimes with a little prompting
from one of her daughters.
SMother Cadogan' or 'Big Esther' whose name is really
Esther Cadogan, was born on April 12, 1912 to Lousia
Jones, called Ma, and Ebenezer Jones nicknamed 'Ole
She has lived all her life at 162-163 Surat Drive,
Triumph, formerly known as Middle Walk.
The fourth of six children four boys and two girls -
Mother Cadogan attended the Tabernacle Moravian
School in Triumph under schoolmasters, Richmond and
She remembers starting school at age six and finishing
when she reached Standard Six.
"That time, your mother used to tek you out from
school in Standard Six and send you to learn sewing -
crochet, embroidery, straw-work and other things.
"As a girl, (after) I left school, I used to wake up early
morning and go in the backdam to cut plantain and pull
provisions. We used to use them for home use and share
some wid the neighbours, Blacks and Indians," she said
while relaxing in a'Berbice Chair'.
Her father was an engineer and her mother used to keep
the house and mind the children. Mother Cadogan recalls
her mother "used to bake plenty, plenty bread, foh the
pastor and dem other people."
"*Man, you should see Christmas time, was sheer

confusion wid she and the
nuff nuff baking," she
remembers with a smile.
Mother Cadogan fondly
remembers as a small girl
going to village tea parties
put on by her sister. El ira,
who %as a seamstress.
Later, as a teenager, she

would attend dances in the
village in the company of her
sister and brothers. She
remembers doing the square
dance and the waltz.

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"The women used to
;ss up in fancy long dress

(BOTTOM) Mother
Cadogan and
Hyacinth (left) and

and the men in their scissors
tail suit," she added.
In July 1933, she married
Arthur Cadogan who worked
as a blacksmith at Lusignan
and Enmore Estates, and on
October, 1, 1933, she gave
birth to their first child, Cecil,
a retired Police Inspector.
Her other children were,
Victor (deceased); Hyacinth,
a seamstress/hairdresser;
Virginia, retired headmistress,
Triumph Nursery School,
and Cicely, formerly of the
Guyana School of
Agriculture who now resides
in the USA.

(TOP) Mother

Cadogan is
blessed with 21
grand-children, 32
great grands and
five great, great
She was well-
known as 'Big
Esther' by the
people at both
- 'BV' and Mon
Repos markets, as she made
it a habit to go to market on
a daily basis.
She was also popular
among the small children
who would wait patiently for
when Big Esther was
returning from the market, as
her basket always contained
cake, bananas or some
goodies for them, a daughter
recalls of her mother's
"That time things did
cheap, cheap, you could get
one dollar fish and it can
cook three times comfortably.
You used to get plenty,
plenty bananas foh four

cents, nah now,"
Mother Cadogan
She credits her ripe
old age to eating good,
fresh provisions the
village was well known
for producing. She told
the Chronicle that she
thoroughly enjoys a meal
of ground provisions, as
well as pork, fish, beef,
but not chicken.
She remembers that
she was once given a
goat named 'Brown Girl'.
Since then, the family is
never without a herd of
Today, though she is
cared for by her daughter
Virginia, with whom she
lives, and with assistance
from Hyacinth who lives
next door, if she is granted
one wish she would like
for her sight to be
And with one of the
many contagious laughs
she emitted during the
interview, Mother
Cadogan disclosed how
she enjoys her occasional
tups (drink) of high wine
and milk when she is
allowed the treat by her

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Jessie -
N A n n
Skeete is a Berbician by.
birth and recalls going to
live in the village of
Betereerwagung in her late
She later married a
Bajan she met there and
has since made 'Baron'
her home.
But she says that even
though she has been
living in the village for
more than five decades -
"donkey years" is her
description she does not
Consider herself a
"You got to bom hey."
before they accept you as
one ah them own." she
Jessie-Ann Deborah
Skeete was born on Mala
5, 1912 in Litchfield. West
Coast Berbice. to Ann
Luctria Semple and
London Joseph and is the
last of three children.
She remembers leaving
the village in 1940 to live
and work with Magistrate
SVeersammy and his family
who resided at Lot 47
Stanley Place.
Georgetown. She was then
about 30 years old.
After being with them
Sfor sometime, she said the
magistrate was transferred
to the West Coast of
Demerara. Jessie explained
that the mode of
transportation to that part
of the country\ then was
i by a steamer which left
Georgetow n on Monday s.

parties they used to talk and
boast about their.
housekeepers, because a
family-friend of the
Veersammys, the Cedoffs from
Main Street asked me to work
for them." she said.
"They had a daughter,
Doreen, who was getting
married in three months to a
chemist named Duncan from
the La Bonne Intention tLBI)
Estate, and the Veersammys
gave me three months pay to
ensure I was there to work for
Doreen. I went home to
Berbice and they sent for me
when they were ready." she
Jessie said she worked
with the new Duncan family in
LBI for two years before she
"The cook and I just
couldn't get along, she didn't
see eye to eye and I sense at

so si

Jessie-Ann Deborah Skeete clutching her Bible.
essie said she didn't "It had to be thai when
ur that new arrangement these big shot people used
he told the magistrate to meet at their regular
he told the magistrate to meet at their regular

she didn't want to go.

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some time she would set
me up, so I left," she told
the Chronicle.
Her brother, Phillip
Joseph, who was a
policeman, also advised her
to leave.
"I told him of the
problems I was getting and
... and he told me to leave
before I get myself in
trouble," she recounted.

But she said during
the period she worked in
LBI, she was befriended
by James Warde, his wife
Ozepha, her mother
Mamma De DeHeart,
Arthurlye Able-Rodney,
Baby who was
Arthurlye's sister, her
son Loris and

Continued on page 12

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A Reflection... 'Better foh walk in': BV schoolchildren on their way home.

From page thre

St. Peter's Roman Catholic School. The late Mr.
Vernon Rodrigues played a very important role in my
education. With the help of Mr. Rodrigues, Ms.
Cruickshank and Ms. Henry, I was able to obtain the
Preliminary Examination Certificate in 1967 and seven
subjects at the College of Preceptors Examination in 1969.
My spare time was spent taking care of the many
ducks, turkeys and chicken. We had such a large
livestock that my father would request a weekly family
dinner that consists of a duck or chicken from our poultry
It was my responsibility to take care of them while
my two other sisters would do the cooking and laundry.
There were many friends and families who I still
remember, Vesta Lowe (Robertson) and her mom, Sister
Jean and her family, Wilma Lowe and her family, Owen
Dazzel and his mom, and the Yansens and the Ninvalles,
in particular Pam..
I remember too the birthdays, weddings and cook-
outs that we shared together. Even the times when I
attended church with my baby sister, Yonette, is still on
my mind.
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Naturalised Baronian...

From page 11
Agatha Gittens.
It. was Ozepha and her
mother who took Jessie to
live and work with them.
Jessie by then had
earned the nickname
'Duncan Canary' because as
she proudly remarked,
"when I was living with the
Duncans, my uniform always
used to be neat and crisp and


I used to have the men eyes
turn whenever I step on the
road, I was a looker then."
Jessie eyes glowed when
she spoke of the chance
meeting she had with the
Bajan, Frederick Skeete, who
later became her husband.
It was an Old Year's
night and she and the entire
family with whom she lived
attended service at the
Roman Catholic Church.
"We were heading home
- when we noticed these two
men heading in the same
direction. They either went to
church too or were going to
-a dance, but I remember
when they were about to
pass me the one with the
funny twang say to his
friend, is a woman like this
one I would want for a wife."
Jessie admitted that while
she was accustomed to
hearing complimentary
remarks from men, she was
more than flattered by
Skeete's comment.
According to her, the
Bajan, who she
subsequently learnt was
living with the Calders in the
village, may have been

making enquiries as he
"showed up at the house"
some days later.
"At first I didn't like him
one bit, not the best bone in
he," Jessie confessed, but
said on the advice of her
family who reminded her that
she "was getting big", she
said she started to "take him
Jessie and Frederick
eventually tied the knot in
1948, noting with a smile
"man he was a sweet man;
the women them plenty,
She bore him three
children, Samuel, Fitzroy and
Luctria (deceased).
Jessie admitted that she
has lived her life to the
fullest and has no regrets.
"Girl, I had shops. I used
to keep dance, big, big
dance right under this same
bottom house (the
downstairs of her home),
hold picnics and excursion
to Number 63 Beach. I was
also a Special Constable
reaching up to the rank of
Sergeant, (and) a Village
"I used to dance, people

hey can tell you 'bout my
parties," she said.
Asked now that she
has aged what she enjoys
most, Jessie said she
enjoys porridge, co6k-up
and soups.
And, with a burst of
laughter, "Gi me a V8 juice
any day. I love V8. I like me
'lil tups too, meh high wine
and milk, whiskey, brandy,
beer and Malta" and even
offered to break the seal of
her birthday drink with this
reporter so we can "knock
some whiskey".
The senior citizen also
has her religious side. She
told the Chronicle that she
is at peace with her Lord.
"He is my closest
friend now," she said.
Testimony to this was the
fact that she was found
reading her Bible when
this reporter made her first
Her wish though is
that when she passes this
life, her body must be
taken back to Berbice, re-
emphasising, "I'm a
Berbician, so let them take
me back there."

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