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Guyana chronicle
Portion of title:
Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 45 cm.


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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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Gajraj welcomes

President's appointment

of Commission of Inquiry

HOME Affairs Minister, Mr.
Ronald Gajraj has welcomed
President' Bharrat Jagdeo's
appointment of a three-
member Presidential
Commission of Inquiry into
the operations of an alleged

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death squad, but has
cautioned that the
President's statement should
not be construed as an
In a comment released to the
media by the Government
Information Agency (GINA)
yesterday, the Minister said the
political opposition has been calling
for his removal, thus aborting the
course of natural justice.
"They tried me, convicted
me and sentenced me before any
investigation. I do not intend to
resign on the basis of unfounded
and scandalous allegations in
. sections of the media. I will not
be lynched," he said.
President Jagdeo'
announcement Friday afternoon
of the appointment of the
Commission of Inquiry came a
week after Gajraj offered to
proceed on leave to allow for an
Justice of Appeal, Mr. Ian
Chang will chair the
Commission. The other
members are former Chief of
Staff of the Guyana Defence
Force, Major General (ret'd)
Norman McLean and Deputy
Commissioner of Police
(ret'd) and Chairman of the
Police Service Commission,
Mr. Ivan Crandon.
According to the Terms of
Reference, they will examine,






Page seven

advise and report on whether
and to what extent there is
evidence of a credible nature to
support the allegations that
Gajraj has been involved in
promoting, directing or
otherwise engaging in activities
which have involved the extra-

Bharrat Jagdeo has acceded to
my request to have a mechanism
put in place to facilitate a fair
and impartial inquiry into
certain allegations made against
me, and welcome his decision to
have a Commission of liqihi
established for that purpose.

'I would like to take this opportunity to state
categorically) that the statement b\ His Excellence
must not be seen as an about-face. It must be
noted that the political opposition has been calling
for my removal, thus aborting the course of natural
justice. They tried me, convicted me and sentenced
me before any investigation. I do not intend to
resign on the basis of unfounded and scandalous
allegations in sections of the media. I will not be
lynched.' Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj

judicial killing of persons.
The full text of Minister
Gajraj's statement reads:
I am very pleased to note
that His Excellency, President

I had, several weeks ago,
indicated to the President my
willingness to proceed on
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Police destroy

$1OM worth

of marijuana
MEMBERS of the Guyana Police Force destroyed some $10M
worth of.cannabis sativa, also called marijuana, at the
incinerator, Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust, early yesterday
The 400 kilogranmmes 232 grammes of leaves, seeds and stems
of the plant, cannabis sativa, were field tested to.ensure that it was
definitely the illegal drug, then weighed and thrown into the
incinerator. A large quantity of the plant retrieved from eradication
exercises by police, was also burnt. .
Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Seepaul Persaud of Criminal
Investigation Department (CID), said that the marijuana was seized 4
from various raids countrywide, from as far back as 2000.'The drugs
could not be destroyed before today because matters related to them
were in court.
He said, now that the cases are completed, the Force can dstroy
Persaud told reporters that though there have been seizures of
all illegal drugs in Guyana a lot more is to be done to curb drug
trafficking and drug possession.
"A lot of people want to become wealthy and would go to any
extent to ensure same, whether it is by conventional or '
unconventional methods," he pointed out.
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crime wave that resulted in the loss of life of more than
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jailbreak, the plight of victims of the criminal violence and
political linkages to the 2002/2003 crime wave will be
seriously considered," he; said.
In 2002, described in a newspaper review as "the year of
living dangerously," Guyanese endured an unprecedented surge
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and Tobago as being among the most dangerous places for
tourists and foreign investors.
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THE Iranian cleric whose
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Highway, was scheduled to be
buried yesterday, his
colleague Abdul Kadir said
The cleric, Mohammed
Hussein Ibrahimi, 35, was
kidnapped from outside the
International Islamic College of
Advanced Studies, Brickdam on
April 2. He was director of the
According to Kadir,
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on Friday for Iran, The body
was. scheduled to arrive there
about 6:00 hrs yesterday.
Kadir said that Ibrahimi's

relatives and members of the
Muslim fraternity were to
perform 'Janaaza' yesterday.
The dead man's wife,
Shahanaz Ibrahimi, left Guyana
on Wednesday for Venezuela en
route to Iran to attend her
husband's funeral.
The woman, who was
pregnant with the couple's first
child when Ibrahami was
kidnapped, recently gave birth
to a healthy baby.
On May 4, the police
acted on a tip off and
visited a location just off
the Soesdyke/Linden
Highway on the St.
Cuthbert's Mission trail.
There, they dug up the
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body. The body bore two
gunshot wounds to the
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clothes he was wearing
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Sonia Gandhi to be next

Prime Minister of India

ing under life-sized portraits of
former prime ministers, including
her slain husband Rajiv, mother-
in-law Indira and Indira's father
Jawaharlal Nehru.
"I thank the people of India
from my heart. We have succeeded
against all odds, we have prevailed
despite all predictions of disaster.
There is now a momentum gener-
ated by our revival, let us not
squander it. We must utilise it as a
catalyst for change."

'I feel deeply humbled, I feel greatly
privileged. I thank the people of India from my
heart. We have succeeded against all odds, we
have prevailed despite all predictions of
disaster. There is now a momentum generated
by our revival, let us not-squander it. We must
utilise it as a catalyst for change.' Sonia Gandhi

the timber-panelled central hall
of parliament, as the unanimous
decision was announced two
days after Gandhi's shock elec-
tion win over the ruling Hindu
"I feel deeply humbled, I feel
greatly privileged," she said,
dressed in a cream sari and stand-

Congress' election of Gandhi
as its parliamentary leader was
expected and means that, having
already secured the support of key
allies, she will be prime minister,
barring any last minute hitches
with new political partners.
Gandhi, 57, will be the first
foreign-born person and the

By Terry Friel and Y.P.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -
India's ruling Congress party
chose Italian-born Sonia
Gandhi yesterday to be
India's next prime minister,
as communist parties debated
whether to join her new gov-
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lawmakers banged their tables in

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fourth member of the venerable
Nehru-Gandhi dynasty -
India's equivalent of the
Kennedys to take the office.
In all, the dynasty has ruled the
world's second most populous
nation for 35 of the 57 years
since independence.


Leftist parties, which made
record gains to snatch more than
60 seats, met yesterday to de-
bate whether to join Gandhi's
government or simply support
it from outside.
Congress needs their back-
ing because it does not have a
majority in the 545-seat parlia-
ment. But their pivotal power,
led by the Communist Party of
India (Marxist) (CPM) with 33
seats, has alarmed investors,
worried about the future of
privatizations and other eco-
nomic reforms in Asia's third-
largest economy.
Communist leaders said
they would announce their de-
cision today and also moved to
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ment must lead to employment
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"I don't think they will play
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economic policies, despite being
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minican Republic, (Reuters) -
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Only small, unidentifiable
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date of the centrist Dominican
Liberation Party.
The president of Mejia's
party, Vicente Sanchez Baret,
denied the tape was a fabrica-
tion and said it was clearly
Fernandez's voice. "Everyone
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day, and challenged
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Fernandez camp earlier this
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to swing the vote its way by tam-
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Referring to Fernandez's re-
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have to leave office in a similar
way, Mejia said the Trujillo era
was over, a reference to notori-
ous dictator Rafael Trujillo who
ruled from 1930 until his assas-
sination in 1961.
"This country is in the clear
process of progress and democ-
racy," he added.

casting the plane had likely ex-
ploded, a company spokesman
The spokesman did not
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occurred on impact or in the air.
The cause of the crash was be-
ing investigated.
The Brasilia Embraer 120
plane was carrying 30 passen-

Fernandez's presidency
from 1996 to 2000 saw boom
years in the Caribbean country
of 8.5 million people, with an-
nual economic growth of more
than seven per cent, Mejia has
presided over an economic
shtmp, exacerbated by the col-
lapse of a leading private bank,
Baninter, a year ago with losses
of more than $2 billion.
The Dominican Republic,
which is heavily dependent on
imports, has seen its peso slide
to a third of the value it had
against the U.S. dollar in 2000,
inflation up to 50 per cent, the
collapse of small businesses and
power cuts. The country went
to the International Monetary
Fund last year and secured a

gers and three flight crew to
Manaus from Sao Paulo de
Olivenca in western Amazonas
The turbo-prop plane lost
contact at around 1930 EDT
with air traffic controllers as it
approached Manaus for landing
in clear skies.
Navy and air rescue

$600 million dollar loan to tide it
over through the crisis.
It shares the island of
Hispaniola with Haiti, the poor-
est country in the Americas.
Opinion polls have shown
voters set to punish Mejia, a 63-
year-old agricultural scientist
with a plain-spoken populist
style. Mejia has said the eco-
nomic crisis was brewing under
Fernandez and then driven by
international factors outside his
The latest poll, published on
Friday by El Diario Libre and
conducted by Gallup earlier this
month, showed Fernandez lead-
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per cent, with a three-point mar-
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Getting to the,

bottom of it all

AS HE promised last week, President Bharrat Jagdeo an-
nounced on Friday, on the eve of his visit to the Essequibo
island of Wakenaam, that he had set up a Presidential Com-
mission of Inquiry to investigate allegations that Home Af-
fairs Minister Ronald Gajraj was linked to or headed a "state-
sponsored death squad."
The disclosure about the commission of inquiry didn't come
as any surprise, although some cynics thought it ironical that the
President would initiate a public probe into the death squad charges
amid arguments that no formal complaint or report substantiating
the allegations against Minister Gajraj had been submitted to the
That remains the case.
George Bacchus, the man who originally aired the allegation the
day his brother, Shafeek, died in a drive-by shooting, has not come
forward despite appeals by the police for him to do so. Neither
has PNC/R leader Robert Corbin, who publicly announced he had
credible or substantial 'death squad' information implicating the
Instead, George Bacchus has accused the PNCR of politicizing
the issue and seemingly has exited the public domain. The PNCR,
arguably angered by the Minister's role in the country's law en-
forcement agencies fearlessly confronting the "well-armed and dan-
gerous criminals," whom supporters of the PNCR referred to as

'freedom fighters,' has ignored Bacchus' chide and launched an un-
relenting anti-Gajraj campaign.
But the President, reiterating his interest in a 'death squad'
inquiry, said he was anxious to get to the bottom of it all and put
the matter to rest.
Some analysts believe the opposition's rabid anti-Gajraj sen-
timents go back to the Linden 'Blackie' London saga. Under the
Minister's watch, a police/army contingent on February 9, 2000
ended Blackie's 11-hour standoff in an Eccles hotel, where his
woman companion, Rhonda Forde, had earlier died in an exchange
of gunfire, by taking his life.
The criminal fugitive, a former army officer, was wanted for 4
murders and 14 robberies. Yet, former President and PNCR leader
Desmond Hoyte attended London's funeral at the Square of the
Revolution on February 16, and publicly condemned extrajudicial
killings by the police.
Until the latter part of the 2002/03 crime wave, the PNCR
had accused the police of state-directed extrajudicial killings every
time those ranks imperiled their lives in shoot-outs with the 'free-
dom fighters.' Governmental critics frequently questioned what
they termed the excessive use of force against the criminals, even
though those fugitives had laid siege to an entire village (Buxton),
executing police and civilians at will and engaging in a litany of
robberies, beatings, kidnapping, drive-by shootings, rapes, car-
jackins, arson and, in one horrendous case, the merciless beating,
robbing and then torching of visually impaired retiree, Haroon
Rasheid, as the 56-year-old Non Pariel resident grieved the loss of
his wife in a road accident. The gang of bandits also robbed mourn-
ers who were at Rasheid's home for his wife's funeral and thd man,
who developed a stroke and was totally blinded by the attack,
died in hospital a couple of days later.
Minister. Gajraj has accused the PNCR of attempting to tar-
nish his reputation, but says he'd do it all over again.
"Specifically," he said in his May 7 statement, "I have, with-
out regret, endured many sleepless nights in fulfilling my duties
to the people of Guyana to make our streets and villages
safer.. .protecting them from the bandits, murderous criminals and

their handlers who seek to deprive our citizens of not only their
property, but also their sense of security, dignity and even life...
"It would be an injustice to the people of Guyana to serve as
the Minister of Home Affairs without doing all that may be nec-
essary within the confines of the law in carrying out the tremen-
dous task at hand, particularly in confronting the organized and
seemingly politically motivated crime wave of 2002/2003 period."
Speculation is that the PNCR would frown on the all-
Guyanese Commission of Inquiry, concerned as it says it is about
the possibility of governmental interference in the investigation.
But then the chairman of the commission, Justice Ian Chang,.was
the PNCR's choice for the chairmanship of the Disciplined Forces
We, like the President and everyone else mindful of- the im-
pact of crises, scandals, and unsubstantiated allegations on facets
of national life, want to see this controversy quickly behind us. .
The government has ensured that procedures are in place
for the inquiry that has been called for. Our hope is that all
stakeholders will allow the process to materialize, for the
chips to fall where they may, and for us to get on with our


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Opposition Parties out

of step on CARICOM

By Rickey Singh

WITH THE possible excep-
tion of Edward Seaga, leader
of the Jamaica Labour Party
and a former Prime Minis-
ter, parliamentary opposition
leaders a nd parties across
the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) continue to-
demonstrate a disappointing
lack of interest in matters of
significance to the Commu-
Regrettably, much of Mr.
Seaga's own interventions on
CARICOM issues and de-.
velopments betray a high de-
gree of negativity, including
critical initiatives like the
creation of a Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ) and
inauguration of a Caribbean
Single Market and Economy
He, of course, has com-

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsa
pany among other Opposition
party leaders, including here in
Before returning to
Seaga's positions on
CARICOM issues, it is rel-
evant to note that quite a

few of his counterparts in the
Community, appear to be out
of step or disengaged on Com-
munity affairs and obsessed
with their domestic agenda in
isolation from the importance
of regional economic integra-
tion and foreign policy coor-
Such political leaders ought
to know that in -our increasingly
inter-dependent, globalised envi-
ronment, it is simply not kosher
to behave as if CARICOM is ei-
ther irrelevant, or that any par-
ticular member state can, in this
21st century, make it on its own
without integrated regional in-
To follow media coverage of
some parliamentary debates or
statements made at party or
other fora, top representatives of
opposition parties speak and be-
have as if CARICOM and im-
portant regional initiatives on
matters like crime and se-
curity, tourism and air
transportation, matter
only when they are in
It is perhaps fair to
note that some of the
blame for the disenchant-
ment and cynicism on the


part of the parliamentary
opposition leaders and
their parties may also rest
with governments that fail
to share relevant informa-
tion with their domestic
opponents on CARICOM
issues and developments -
especially after meetings
of the Community Heads
of Government.


Minister P.J. Patterson has
failed or refused to make avail-
able, either in or out of parlia-
So why, for all his experi-
ence and expertise the Jamaica
Opposition Leader, waiting

anxiously to be back in the
Prime Minister's seat, remains
so very negative about
The JLP's leader would

Mr. Seaga's own
mood of vexation with anything
about CARICOM, especially on
the CSME and CCJ certainly on
regional political integration can- Prime Minister P.J. Patter
not, however, be attributed to lack
of information he may need and know that if CARICOM did
which the government of Prime not exist as the regional eco-


nomic integration it is, deficient
as it may be, an appropriate
mechanism would have had to
be created to facilitate this re-
gion speaking, as much as pos-.
sible, with one voice in negotia-
tions with an international com-
munity that has
-. neither time nor
patience for bilat-
eral trade and eco-
nomic arrangements
with small states in
sub-regions like
The JLP leader
drew a sharp re-
sponse from the
Prime Minister of St.
Vincent and the Grena-
dines, Ralph Gonsalves,
for his recent criticisms of
the CSME and
CARICOM's relevance
to Jamaica which, he
claimed, was faced declin-
ing intra-regional trade.
Seaga was reported
r as stating in parliament
during the recent budget
debate that the CSME would
be of "minimal benefit" to
Jamaica and that the country
should regard the CSME "as
a wayward journey and set
our course to catch a
fresh wind for our
Gonsalves, who hap-
pened to be in Jamaica at
the time, was reported by
the 'Observer' as posing
the challenging question to
"If Jamaica is unable
to compete effectively in
the CSME," asked the
Vincentian Prime Minister,
"how is it going to com-
pete effectively in a larger
free trade area which in-
cludes Canada, USA,
Mexico, probably Brazil,
on Argentina, Chile and Costa
"Unless you believe, of
course, that the Free Trade

Area of the Americas (FTAA)
is gqing to give you a free
ride and that you are not go-
ing to have certain reciprocal
obligations to prevent pen-
etration of your own
economy by countries within
the free trade zone".
Five days earlier, on
April.23, before Gonsalves'
scathing response to what he
dismissed as "jaundiced
statements of grown and ex-
perienced men", the Prime
Minister of Barbados, Owen

Arthur, was enthusiastically
telling a packed audience at
the Central Bank building in
Bridgetown about the "way
forward" for CARICOM
with the CSME.
"The creation of the
CSME," said Arthur, who has
lead responsibility for ad-


vancing its arrangements, "is
an urgent, inescapable and
historic necessity that must
be satisfactorily and. success-
fully met, no matter how mas-
sive the task appears, no mat-
ter how meagre the immedi-
ate returns may be, or how

numerous may be the ob-
stacles and pitfalls that must
be overcome..."
The CSME, said Arthur,
"is not a relic of our tortured
and crisis-ridden past. It is
an expression and an antici-
pation of a future that can be
better and brighter for all..."
I feel, I hope, that as the
CARICOM Secretariat educa-
tional programme on the CSME
and the CCJ in particular gains
momentum, even opposition
politicians and parties could

find ways to cast off some of
their cynicism and mood of dis-
enchantment and help enhance
efforts at regional economic in-
tegration and functional coop-
The Community Secretariat
should also revisit the decision
of the CARICOM Heads of
- Government for occasional
reporting to the parlia-
mentary opposition in
( member states, and con-
sultations as necessary, on
issues and developments
of importance to the
It may be hoping for
too much, but I look for-
ward to the time when the
parliamentary opposition
could be represented on
official country delega-
tions for at least some
meetings of CARICOM
Foreign Ministers and ple-
nary sessions of
"- CARICOM Summits.
On their own, if
they are really inter-
ested in being alterna-
tive governments, opposition
parties could consider form-
ing a consultative intra-re-
gional grouping that meets
from time to time to deal with
issues and developments of
common concern national,
regional and international.

By Shirwin Campbell

President Bharrat Jagdeo and
a high level delegation spent
yesterday with the residents
of Wakenaam addressing
numerous concerns and
committing resources to
infrastructural works on the
During the day out, which
is part of the President's
country-wide initiative, $60M
was allocated for the
rehabilitation of the road, $5M
to rehabilitate the Maria's
Pleasure Primary School, $5M
to repair a koker at Caledonia
and $500 000 to rehabilitate the
Home Economics Building at
President Jagdeo also
undertook to assist a vibrant
community .group in the
acquisition of equipment to set
up an Industrial Centre to assist
the youths, and to work
towards providing electricity to
Ridge by next year. Ridge is the
only community on the island

without electricity.
A number of persons from
the community identified to
function as Justices of the Peace
will be sworn in and they are
expected to serve their
community and not charge
exuberant prices, he added.
Members of his
delegation included Minister
of Fisheries Crops and
Livestock Satydeow Sawh,
Minister of Transport and
Hydraulics Anthony Xavier
and senior functionaries of
the Rice Producers
Association (RPA), National
Agricultural Research
Institute (NARI), New
Guyana Marketing
Corporation (GMC);
Drainage and Irrigation
(D&I) and the
Neighborhood and Regional
Democratic Councils. i
Meetings were held at Sans
Souci, Zeelandia, Maria's
Pleasure and Ridge. The
President and his team were able
to provide clarifications, answer

questions, and update the
residents on the island of plans,
projections and challenges facing
the nation.
During his lively interactions
and frank discussions, the
President appealed to parents
to ensure that their children are
not kept away from schools.
In his discourse with the
farmers, the President
acknowledged the debt of
some farmers, falling world
market prices; the fact that
some rice millers are not
paying promptly.
While noting that nothing
can be done on the world
market, he promised to assist on
the local scene.
The President pointed to
the need to focus on the
development of other area of
agriculture and suggested
vocational training during
August for farmers through
NARI. He recommended that
such an initiative be considered
across the farming communities.
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Justice of Appeal Chang

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PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday announced the
appointment of a three-member Commission of Inquiry into
allegations of Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj's
involvement in extra-judicial killings, and not an inquiry into a
'phantom force' as was erroneously stated in the Chronicle
The three members are Justice of Appeal, Mr. Ian Chang S.C.,
former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Major
General (ret'd) Normal McLean and Deputy Commissioner of
Police (ret'd) and Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr.
Ivan Crandon.
The Commission will examine, advise and report on
whether and to what extent there is evidence of a credible
nature to support the allegations that the Home Affairs
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otherwise engaging in activities which have involved the extra-
judicial lling of persons.

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8-- SUNDAY CHRONICLE, May16, 2004

Guyanese workers in Barbados show solidarity

Unions, employers underscore defence of rights of migrants, visitors

celebrating May Day this
year got tips on holidaying in
Guyana and sampled tradi-
tional Guyanese cooking at
the modest but popular
Guyanese Contract Workers
stall at the traditional get-to-
gether put on by the Barba-
dos Workers Union (BWU).
Assisted by the Guyana
Honorary Consulate, the stall
was a showpiece of Guyanese
wood and other materials avail-
able on the Barbados market.

Made of greenheart, purpleheart
and kabukalli, it was visited by
high level personages of the
union and private sector who
had earlier in the festivities
signed a 'May Day Declaration'
which included reference to con-
tract workers in the eastern
Caribbean island of 260 000
Joining the volunteer
Guyanese workers and resi-
dents manning the booth, Con-
sul Norman Faria said he was
pleased with the exercise.

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SENIOR Assistant General Secretary of the BWU, Orlando Scott (third from left, holding
hat) with a group of contract workers at the May Day activity in Barbados.

"It went very well. We
wish to show solidarity with
the Barbadian people at all
levels as we continue to help
make the island a better place
for everyone. The materials
were donated by firms in Bar-
bados. I would like to thank
Barbados Steel Works (a di-
vision of Gafoor's) Superior
Lumber, Pinnacle Lumber,
Caribbean Lumber and
Building Supplies and Max
Lumber. We got a lot of posi-
tive feedback from ordinary
Barbadians and officials such

as Sir Roy Trotman, General
Secretary of the BWU, and

Chris de Caires, Head of the
Private Sector grouping

kindly paid visits. We plan to
have it next year with an even
larger menu of food and in-
formation," he said.
Consul Faria said the
Guyanese stall had a TV and
video to show travel videos on
Guyana, but didn't have a
chance to screen them.
"It was the second of the
One-Day Internationals be-
tween England and the West
Indies in St. Lucia and the
fellows from the Cable and
Wireless booth next door
would probably have rioted
if we switched to films on
Guyana at that stage," Faria
quipped. The Guyanese did,
however, spread the word
around about tourist attrac-
tions in their birth place.
The Consulate had previ-
ously assisted in a contingent of
Guyanese contract workers
marching in the May Day pa-
rade, but over the last two
years, the union has decided to
have only a cultural show with
stalls/booths. This year, it was
held at the Esplanade on Bay
Street in front of the Prime
Minister's office.
The BWU is the island's
(Please turn to page nine)

GENERAL Secretary of the BWU, Sir Roy Trotman (second from left) shows a copy of
the May Day Declaration to volunteers at the Guyanese stall. Others in picture are
Chandrica Persaud, Angela Sampat and Amanda Naraine. At left is an unidentified BWU


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New Building Society Limited will be held at 4:30 pjn. en Monday, 7th June,
2004 at the Hotel Tower Limited, 74-75 Main Street Georgetown.

1. To consider, and if thought fit, approve amendments to the
Society's Rules as recommended by the Rules Committee.

2. To consider, and if thought fit, approve a resolution being a
minority proposal by one member of the Rules Committee to the
effect that Rule 39(1) be amended as follows:-

"All questions submitted to the General Meeting shall be decided
by a majority of those present and qualified to vote at such a
meeting by a show of hands. If, on a motion to hold a poll, the
members present and voting shall agree, the poll shall be held
then or, if so directed by the motion, within two months at a time
and place as the Board shall determine. The Meeting shall
appoint three scrutineers."

By Order of the Board,

Maurice L.Arloon
7th May, 2004

Please Note:
(a) Copies of the proposed Amendments to the Rules can be inspected
at any of the Society's Offices during business hours.

(b) Only Members holding the following Accounts or their duty
appointed proxies are entitled to attend the Meeting-

Save Et Prosper Accounts
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8 --

StDAY CHRONIC; May 16, 2004 "


SMAY CHROCi I May 16, 2004. I

Castro leads mass protest against Bush

By Anthony Boadle

HAVANA (Reuters) Presi-
dent Fidel Castro led hun-
dreds of thousands of Cubans-
In a mass protest in Havana
on Friday against new step
taken by the United States to ..

no aggression that Cuba cannot
resist," they chanted during the
six-hour march organised by the
government. It was one of its
largest rallies in years.
Officials said 1.2 million
people marched to repudiate
what they see as U.S. meddling.

dissidents and limit dollar remit-
tances to Cubans and visits
from their relatives in the United
The 77-year-old CutIan
leader, ivearing his tride-
mark military fatigues : Ad
cap, looked frail and walked

Cubans march during an antt-U.S. protest in Havana, May 14, 2004. cuban President
Fidel Castro led hundreds of thousands of Cubans in a massive march in Havana to
protest new steps taken by the United States to try to squeeze Cuba's economy and
topple its communist government. The headline on the picture reads 'This will never
happen in Cuba.' (Claudia Daut/Reuters)

squeeze Cuba's economy and
topple its communiist govern-
Workers and students-wear-
ing red shirts and soldiers and
military cadets in uniform
marched waving small Cuban
flags along Havana's waterfront
mission, shouting slogans
against President Bush.
"Bush. you fascist, there is

Castro denounced as "ruth-
less and cruel" measures adopted
ast week by the White House
to step tip support for Cuban

one mile with difficulty, at
times leaning on a marcher.
The U.S. measures aimed at
speeding up democratic change

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, May 07,2004 Thursday, May 13, 2004


* US Dollar
Bank of Baroda
Bank of Nova Scotia
Citizens Bank
Demerara Bank
Bank Average

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest)

Buying Rate




Selling Rate
201.00 203.00
201.00 203.00
201.00 203.00
194.50 195.00
195.00 198.00
202.00 202.00


BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: USS1.0 = G$198.25

. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average


127.33 134.83



141.67 148.67

335.50 I


. Euro

Bank Average
'. Selected Caricom Exchange

TTS = G$ 29.28
BdosS = G$ 91.81
JS G$ 4.45
EC$= GS65.54
Belize$= G$ 92.55"
Source: Inti


231.98 242.84 251.59

London Interbank Offered
Rate For Fri. May. 14, 2004

3 months
6 months


G. Prime Rate

US 4.00%
Guyana 14.88%

nt I I
ernational Department, Bonk of Guyana

on the Caribbean island were
the latest in four decades of
sanctions designed to oust
Castro, in power since a 1959
"You have no right whatso-
ever, e for that of brute
force, intervene in Cuba's af,
-- nd proclaim the transi-
.a one system to another
_ake measures to make this
happen," Castro said in a
Castro said Bush had no
moral authority to speak of free-
dom, democracy and human
rights in Cuba when his election
to the White House was a
"fraud" and U.S. troops were
killing Iraqis.
"The unbelievable torture
applied to prisoners in Iraq has
rendered the world speechless,"
Castro said.


Marchers carried placards
with photos of naked Iraqi pris-
oners taken by American sol-
diers, with a slogan saying:
'This will never happen in
Another showed Bush in a
Nazi uniform sporting a Hitler
mustache. A slogan under a
swastika said: 'Down with
genocide and fascism.'
Castro's younger brother
and designated political suc-
cessor, Raul Castro, marched
in uniform at the head of a
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(From page eight)
oldest and largest trade union, representing workers in,
the agricultural and the construction sectors, among others.
Those two sectors are significant areas where the majority of
Guyanese contract workers are employed.
Section Number 19 of the May Day Declaration pledges:
"This declaration addresses the pledge of Barbadians to Bar-
bados. We are however aware that there are several other per-
sons living and working in Barbados beside our nationals. We
obligate ourselves to treating those migrants and visitors with
the same respect and dignity that we would wish to have ac-
corded to our sons and daughters, especially within the con-
text of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy."

BARBADOS Private Sector head, Guyana-born Chris
DeCalres; BWU Field Officer Ricardo Parris and Barbados
MP Trevor Prescod take In some Guyanese food at the
Guyanese stall. (Photos courtesy of the Guyana Consu-


The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invited Snpplier/Manufactwes of Agricultural
Equipment and Spares to tender for the following items for the year 2004.

1. 1- Used Backhoe Loader
2. 1- School Bus
3. 1- Tipping trailer
4. 13- 8hp Engines with Power Take Off
5. 5- 100 lp Engines with Power Take Off
6. 13- Centrifugal nps
7. 4- 15t130 bpd Medmotors
8. 42- Motor Cycles
9. 16- 45 hpTMCors
10. 5- 400 hp Tractors
11. 6- $Second Hand Single Cab, 4WO Pick-Ups
12. 7- Second Hand Dotible Cab, 4WD Pick-Ups
13. 5- Second HWnd Double Cab, 2WD Pick-Ups
14.. Rotary Ditchers
15. 1- Wheeled Loader, FEL

Closing Date for Tenders for Line items 1 to 8 will be Thanday, May 27, 2004, while
items 9 to 15 will be closed on Friday, May 28,2004.

Please contact Material Manager (ag) or Purchasing Manager-Field to uplift Tender
Package no later than Monday, May 17, 2004 at:

Materials Managemeat Department
East Coast Dememara.
Telephone: 592-270-1008, 1014 &1018
Fax: 592-270-1011

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10 H. t-lDAY QRON ip II. tt 04

Gajraj welcomes President's

appointment of Commission of Inquiry

inquiry into the allegations.
On Friday, May 7,1 I made pub-
lic my willingness to proceed
on leave to allow for that im-


The Management of Guyana
Telephone and Telegraph Company
wishes to advise the general public
that our Linden Business Office will
be closed to business from 12:00 hrs
(noon) on Monday May 17, 2004.

Normal business resumes on
Tuesday May 18, 2004.

We regres any inconvenience the
Monday afternoon closure might

&Ge&Z0 bette al te HWt

(From page one)
leave and suggested that he set
up a mechanism to allow for a
fair, transparent and impartial

Point Salines International Airport
St. George's Grenada, West Indies
(Established 1985)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Divisiona
Director Finance, Administration and Co-Investment, with responsibility for co-ordinating th
activities of the departments of Finance, Human Resources, Management Informatio
System and Commercial, ensuring that the Authority's financial, human resource
purchasing, commercial and material management objectives and standards ar
implemented and maintained.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

o MBADegree in BusinessAdministration majoring in Finance orAccounting
o Knowledge of an aviation environment would be an asset
o Strong analytical and problem solving skills
o Excellent organizational and time management skills
o Strong computer literacy beyond basic competence to include the use of Microso
Office products, MS Word, Access PowerPoint-Outlook and Excel
o The ability to work long and extended hours including Sundays and Public Holiday


o Managerial experience with about five (5) years as a Senior Manager
o Experience in Financial/ Operational Management and Administrative Systems
o Effective leadership skills and ability to co-ordinate a wide array of interests
o Excellent interpersonal skills
o Excellent written and verbal skills


Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and demonstrated ability.
Closing Date: June 15,2004
Applications with full Curriculum Vitae must be addressed to:

The Chairman
P.O Box46
St George's
Grenada, West Indies

was ny hope that those who
clain, to have information to sup-
iort he allegations, would have
y now presented statements
md evidence to the only compe-
,nt authority to investigate such
matters the Guyana Police

partial inquiry.
As I have previously
stated, since my appc -tment
as the Minister of Hon! Af-
fairs, I have dischari
functions of my office
dedication, commitment, hon-
esty and pride. I
have always acted in
accordance with the
laws of Guyana.
I would like to
take this opportunity
to state categorically
that the statement by
His Excellency must
not be seen as an
about-face. It must be
noted that the politi-
cal opposition has
been calling for my re-
moval, thus aborting
the course of natural
justice. They tried me,
convicted me and sen-
tenced me before any
investigation. I do not
intend to resign on the
basis of unfounded and scandal-
ous allegations in sections of the
media. I will not be lynched.
As I had earlier indicated, it

President Bharrat Jagdeo as he announced the establish-
ment of the Commission of Inquiry Thursday. (Picture by

Delano Williams)
tegrity and commitment to the
laws of Guyana to be the sub-
ject of a trial in sections of the
media and at opposition politi-
cal meetings.
Consistent with my ear-
"lier statement, I will be pro-
ceeding on leave from a cur-
rent date. I wish the members
of the Commission of Inquiry

well and assure them of my
full cooperation, if and when
is needed.
I call on sections of the
media and their political han-
dlers to stop hounding and vili-
fying my family and me. Let
us all await the findings of the
Inquiry, which I expect will be
made public.






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STo: All Trappers, Transporters, Commercial Dealers,
Commercial Exporters and the General Public.

Please be advised that the following periods have been approved
by the Authority as the open and close seasons for the following
categories of animals as listed in. the Schedules of the Species
Protection Regulations of 1999 and the Wild Birds Protection Act,
Ch 71:07, for the purpose of commercial trade.

'Categories Open Season Close Season

I Birds 1" June 30" November 11 January -30h May and
1 December- 31' December
. ... ..... .. ... _.. ....... .....- .... _
TMammals 1" January-30' April and 1May-31"July
(including 1" August-31"December

Reptiles All Year None

Wildlife Division

Force. I had expected that an in-
vestigation-would have been car-
ried out so that the truth could
have been revealed to the
Guyanese people. Instead, no
such statement was made or evi-
dence provided, thus the Police
were unable to mount any inves-
I wish to repeat that I am no
longer prepared to allow my in-













SUlmDAY CHRNIt Mdy.16;, 004 '

GT&T helps Linden

to the Wismar Hill Primary
School and the Linden Mu-
nicipality, respectively.
The phone company also
assisted with the erection of a

concrete fence near the
Mackenzie Swimming Pool.
The assistance is part of
GT&T's outreach commu-
nity programme in Linden.

At the simple function to hand over the computers to Wismar Hill Primary School. (Pictures by Mike Norville)


GT&T officials, Allison Parker (right) and Rhonda Johnson
with one of the donated road signs.

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Point Salines International Airport
St. George's Grenada, West Indies
so (Established 1985)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Divisional
Director, Facilities, Construction and Maintenance. The successful candidate will be
responsible for the management of the maintenance of all-facilities owned by or vested
with the Authority including, but not limited to buildings, roadways, runways, aprons,
grounds, vehicles, electrical systems, mechanical and air- conditioning systems, power
generating systems, information technology systems, security protective barriers.


* A degree in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or acceptable professional
qualifications commensurate with the responsibilities and duties of the position.

At least five (5) years managerial experience.
Demonstrated ability to manage people and to lead a team with diverse trade skills
Demonstrated ability to implement a cost effective preventive management system
Demonstrated ability to plan, co-ordinate, direct and control the execution of projects
efficiently on timeand within budget.
Should have good communication and interpersonal skills.

Terms and Conditions

* Salary and otherterms and conditions of employment to be negotiated.

* Applications together with Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant academic
qualifications and the names of two (2) referees should be submitted no later than
June 15,2004, to be addressed to:

The Chairman,
P.O. Box 46,
St. George's
Grenada, West Indies

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

12 SUBAY CHROIICLE, May 16, 2004

.iafsto*asmi s

(From page nine)
contingent of Cuban army generals and officers.
The government gave workers and school children the day off
to join the march and brought Cubans into Havana in buses and
trucks overnight from the countryside. Students were gathered at
Havana University on Thursday night for the march.
In a move criticized as pandering to Cuban voters in
Florida, Bush decided to limit visits by Cuban Americans to
relatives in Cuba to one every three years and restrict their
cash remittances to immediate family members.
He also prohibited sending money to government officials and
members of the ruling Communist Party, to deprive what he called
a "tyranny" of financial resources.
Experts believe the new U.S. sanctions will barely dent the flow
of an estimated $800 million a year to Cuba, a vital injection of
cash for Cuba's battered socialist economy.
Cuban authorities, however, suspended sales of all but food and
toiletries in dollar shops on Monday, warning of price increases
and tough times ahead, as they seized on the issue to bash Bush's
policies and rally support.
Castro defended Cuban socialism which had achieved literacy
and educational levels of an industrialized nation and an infant mor-
tality rate lower than that of the United States.
"You are attacking Cuba for petty, political reasons, trying to
obtain electoral support from a shrinking group of renegades," he
said in reference to Cuban American exiles in Miami.
Most Cubans receive dollars from relatives in the United States
to supplement their meager wages and buy consumer goods not
available in peso shops.
"Bush only wants votes," said one marcher, Miriam
Fajardo, who received $100 a month from an aunt in New Jer-
sey. "We'll have to share out the smaller remittances."

TODAY, we begin a series of
discussions on the responsi-
bilities and functions of the
City reasurer's Department.L
Our main focus will be on
the programme of activities of
this department, as it relates to
the whole action of tax collec-
tion and the responsibility of
property owners in Georgetown.
A serious and important
point to note is that the
Council's main revenue base
throughout the year of its estab-
lishment has been provided for
under Section 202 of the Mu-
nicipal and District Councils Act
28:01, which stipulates that:
"Every Council shall for each
rating area within its Council
area, make and levy for each rat-
ing period a general rate which

shall besufficientto meet the ex-
penditure estimated to be in-
curred by the Council in carry-
ing out its functions under this
Act during the rating period".
The Georgetown Munici-
pality operates and conducts its
activities on the money it col-
lects from citizens by way of
these rates, and some other
charges and fees such as market
rents, processing fees for build-

ing applications, etc.
The statutory officer re-
sponsible for this crucial aspect
of Council's operations is the
City Treasurer. He, by virtue of
this office, has the authority to
-deal with all matters pertaining
to finances of the Council. The
* task of the Treasurer spans a
very wide range of activities and
encompasses the entire
programme of works of the city.

Fear of idolatry

sparks wig ban

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -
An ultraorthodox Jewish sage
has issued a ritual ban against
natural hair wigs from India,
saying they may have been
made from tresses shorn from
women during Hindu ceremo-
nies, Israeli newspapers re-
ported on Friday.
Many Orthodox Jewish
women, who adhere to rules of
modesty by allowing only their

husbands to see their natural
hair, responded to the ruling by
switching to synthetic wigs or
hats, the Yedioth Ahronoth and
Haaretz dailies reported.
The edict, issued by the
spiritual leader of an
ultraorthodox sect, said some
hair in wigs sold in Israel may
have come from women who
took partinHindu haircutting
ceremonies, which was tanta-
mount to idol worship.

According to the law, this
officer must function in a num-
ber of roles, including, accoun-
tant, paymaster, collector and
financial advisor of the Council.
In this capacity, the Treasurer is
required to advise the Council
and its Committees and sub-
Committees on all matters on
which his advice is crucial and
necessary. Such issues include;
financial orders or regulations
and the standing orders and local
government legislation so far as
financial matters are concerned.
In our next feature, we
will look at the collection and
use of rates in the City.



The Bank of Guyana hereby invites suitably qualified contractors for the resurfacing of
the floor of its roof garden and renovation of the facilities therein.

Tender documents relative to the above may be purchased from the Maintenance &
Security Department, 4d Floor, Bank of Guyana during normal working hours for a non-
refundable fee of fifteen thousand ($15,000) dollars.
Tenderers are required to submit their bids with the following:

(i) a valid certificate of compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority

(ii) a valid certificate of compliance from the National Insurance Scheme.

Tenders must be submitted in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderer, and
shall clearly indicate on the top left hand comer of the envelope "TENDER FOR
ROOF GARDEN PROJECT." All tenders must be deposited in the Tender Box on
eastern lobby of the second floor of the Bank.of Guyana building no later than 14:00
hours on Friday, 04.06.2004. The Tenders should be addressed to:

Governor (ag.)
Bank of Guyana
1 Avenue of theRepublic
Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of dithe bids at 14:30 hrs.
on Friday, 04.06.2004.

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The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee (SILWFC)
invites the submission of bids from Firms/Companies for the
supply and delivery of PVC pipes, fittings and Valves.

Tender documents can be obtained from the Sugar Industry
Labour Welfare Fund Committee (SILWFC), 87 Duke & Barrack
Streets, Kingston, Georgetown during normal working hours at a
non-refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).

Tenders should be addressed to:

The Chairman
The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare
Fund Committee (SILWFC)
87 Duke & Barrack Streets
and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Sugar Industry
Labour Welfare. Fund Committee (SILWFC) not later than
Thursday, 20' May, 2004 at 10:00 am when Tenders will be closed.

Representatives of Firms/Companies may be present at the
opening of Tenders which will occur immediately after the closing
of Tender.

All Tenders submitted must be accompanied by valid Guyana
Revenue Authority and National Insurance Scheme Compliance

The Sugar Industry Labour Welfare Fund Committee does not
bind itself to accept the lowest Bid and reserves the right to.reject
any or all Tenders without assigning reasons.

D. Ramotar
Secretary-Manager (ag)

-- Functions ...of ...the C-ity-

Treasurer's Department

From the Desk of the Public Relations Officer City Hall



IN AN era where society has
been forced to come to grips
with the blurring of the lines
of culturally ascribed roles,
with stay-at-home dads,
female technicians and male
hairdressers, to name a few,
one nurse at the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
(GPHC) stands out, literally.
The only qualified male
midwife at the GPHC, Mr.
Keith Lawrence Alonzo, fondly
called 'Brother Alonzo' has
delivered more than 100
bundles of joy, including his
own son.
He has been at the
institution for more than 28
Friday, as International
Nurses Week wound down, the-
Sunday Chronicle sat down
with 'Brother Alonzo' to gain an
insight into his career and the
factors that informed his
decision to become a mid-wife.
Brother Alonzo, now 40,
joined Nursing School at the age
of 17. Though it was not his
first option for a career, nursing
came close enough his original
career goal of becoming a priest

His parents' marital
problems, forced him to get a
job and so he enrolled in nursing
"I did not want to choose
mid-wifbry as a profession,
because I felt it was a female
profession; I hated being in such
an environment," he recalled.
However, at the completion
of his training (from 1979 to
1985), he realized that he had
enjoyed it very much and
decided to pursue that career
path. -
"I got to like it because I
saw how important it was and
realised that males did make a
difference," Brother Alonzo
At present, apart from
delivering babies, he is working
,in the Administration
Department as Head of the
Junior Department of Nursing
The hospital has two male
.student midwives and 40 female
The past 28 years, -have not
all been smooth sailing for
Brother Alonzo. In fact, many
might say that his career began

'on.the wrong foot'.
He related that his first
delivery was nothing short of
disaster because the baby was
"The entire incident was a
disaster. The baby had been
dead for several days and I was
totally unaware. I was young
and not fully aware of what
signs to look for when handling
maternal patients," he said,
recounting the "terrible sense of
loss" that he had felt.
However, Alonzo said that
the experience did not frighten
him, but made him stronger and
more careful when handling his
"That experience was a
learning one. It taught me to
check every aspect of the
mother and baby for any
signs of early complications
before making a delivery."
Days later, it was with an
overwhelming sense of joy that
he successfully delivered a pair
of twins a boy and a girl who
are now 19 years old.
"The mother 'took in' in the
ward, so the babies were
delivered right in her bed. I

delivered the first one and I
noticed her abdomen was still
high and I realized that there was
another one in there," he said.
He told the Sunday
Chronicle that the most
challenging time in his career
was the period when he was
stationed at the Kwakwani
Hospital. He pointed out that
delivering every baby was a
challenge. since the mothers
were from Riverain areas and
never attended clinic when they
were pregnant.
"These women waited until
they 'Were nine months
pregnant, or ready to deliver
and then turn up at the
hospital. We were unaware of
their medical history and had to
be sensitive about the treatment
that we administered," said
Brother Alonzo -
According to the male

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Limited (DDL) will be held at DDL's Diamond Complex, Plantation Diamond,
East Bank Demerara on Friday June 11, 2004 at 4:30 p.m.

-1) To receive and consider the Company's Accounts and Reports of the
Directors and Auditors for the year ended 31st December 2003.

2) To declare a Final Dividend of 23% free of Company Taxes in respect
of the year ended 31st' December 2003.

3) To elect Directors.

4) To fix the Emoluments of the Directors.

5) To appoint Auditors and authorise the Directors to fix their remuneration.

6). To present long service awards to employees.

R. Vansluytman (Ms.)
May 10, 2004

44B High Street

* Every member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to
attend and vote instead of him/her and such proxy need not also be a member of the
* A form ofproxy for use at this meeting must be received at the registered office of the
Company stated above, not less than 24 (twentyv-four) hours before the date of the Meeting.
The register of members and Share Transfer Books of Demerara Distillers Limited
will be closed from May 20-June 11, 2004 both days inclusive for the purpose of
preparing warrants of the Final Dividend for the year ended December 31 st, 2003.

N.B. Gifts will be distributed only to
shareholders present at the Meeting and .
not at any time or place thereafter. I P

Point Salines International Airport
St. George's Grenada, West Indies
(Established 1985)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Chief Accountant. The
successful candidate will report to the Divisional Director of Finance, Administration and Co-
investment and will be responsible for supervising the accounting department.


* To co-ordinate and produce all financial reports required including the monthly and annual
financial statements.
9 To implement and supervise proper internal control in orderto prevent irregularities.
. Direct and supervise all functions within the portfolio of the accounts department.
0 To properly maintain accounting systems.
0 Prepare the annual budget and maintain budgeted integrity.
0 Monitor the day to day accounting functions.
a Carry out any other functions of an accounting nature which may be assigned from time to


" Certified Accountant or Bachelor's Degree inAccounting or Finance
" Certification from ACCAor equivalent from a professional body.
" At least five (5) years managerial experience working in a similar capacity.
" Strong analytical skills.
" Ability to meet stringent deadlines.
" Ability to work in a team environment.


Salary and otherterms and conditions of employment negotiable.

Applications togetherwith Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant academic qualifications
and the names of two (2) referees should be submitted no later than .June 15, 2004.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Chairman,
P.O. Box 46,
St. George's
Grenada, West Indies

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.


MaSle midvie hailed as

a 'stickler for standards'

nurse, some babies died because
of lack of adequate facilities and
transportation to bring .the
pregnant women to Linden, and
also due to negligence on the
mothers' part.
"I remember this particular
situation that affected me
deeply after the baby died. I
had been treating the woman for
quite a while and was ready to
deliver a healthy baby."
But the woman had listened
to 'old people tales' about when
it was time to deliver the baby
and arrived" at the hospital too
late. Her baby was still-born.
"Those were very trying
times for me," he recalled.
In his career, he has
delivered over 100 babies. Two
Alonzo shared two
experiences that he said he
would remember as long as he
Ironically, those memorable
experiences in his nursing career
are not related to babies, but
rather when he worked in the
surgical and burn departments
of the hospital.
"We had a patient who had
severe head injuries and had
been unconscious for days. His

Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS),
(level of consciousness) was 2/
15 when the norm should be 15/
15". -
But because of the care,
attention and love that the
patient received, he was able to
The other incident that
made him feel good about
himself and the career he had
chosen was nursing a patient
with third degree burns back to
"All the nurses had given up
on him, and he had even given
up on himself," Brother Alonzo
He said that he remembered
giving the patient his bath early
every morning before attending
to the wounds on his severely
burnt body for several months.
"That patient has now
migrated to Canada and would
call the hospital to speak with
me. But I am so busy I hardly.
get to take his calls," he noted.
In his 28 years at the
GPHC, he has also worked in
the Medical, Surgical,
Gynaecology, Psychiatry,
Orthopedic, Paediatric wards,

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14 IUEAT amin

By Esther Elijah

BYRNECE Rosanna Browne
started to pursue a course in
nursing as an 18-year-old at
the Georgetown Hospital at
the constant nudging of her
now deceased father,
Gershom Browne.
Gershom passed away in
2000. He was known as a stal-
wart and the longest surviving
World War 1 veteran in Guyana.
After graduating from Cen-
tral High School in Georgetown,
Browne would complete one
year of classes in Home Manage-
ment and Embroidery at the
Carnegie School of Home Eco-
She never had a natural in-
clination towards the nursing
"I wanted to be a teacher,
but daddy said he would like a
nurse in the family," Browne
told the Sunday Chronicle in an
At her parents' instigation,
Browne took a course at the Red
Cross with scant personal moti-
Her future career would fur-
ther be cemented by an act of
her father who wished to ad-
vance her career regardless of the
family's impoverished state,
back in those days.

As soon as Browne reached
the threshold of adulthood her
father dutifully visited the then
Chief Medical Officer, known
only as 'Dr. Bailey' at the
Georgetown Hospital. The two
men engaged in a conversation
that ultimately resulted in
Browne commencing her training
as a nurse in January 1953, a
month after celebrating her 18th
birthday, and the very year in
which the General Nursing
Council had been established.
She spent three months in
the classroom as a probationall'
trainee nurse and a year later,
topped not only her class, but
scored the highest marks in
Guyana at the preliminary
nurses examinations.
The achievement was high-
lighted in the daily newspapers
of the 1950s.
It was a triumph that
pleased the 10-member Browne
family three brothers, five sis-
ters, and parents.
After passing her finals,
Browne became a Registered
Staff Nurse at the Georgetown
Hospital in 1956, earning $48
per month. She maintained a
strict personal motto: "Do not
spend or ask for more than you
can get".
In 1959, Browne departed
home for London where she had

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no relatives or friends, at the
time, because she felt the season
was right for her to "move on."
"The discipline I learnt here
(in Guyana) I took to (London)
and it sustained me even though
I met people who were not as
disciplined," Browne said.
She, initially, lived at the
hospital's hostel.
Her stint at the Memorial
Brook Hospital in London work-
ing and studying for the Nurs-
ing Council exam in 1960 opened
many windows of opportunity,
some as far as Scotland, Italy and
the United States. Almost each
year, she consistently excelled at
exams becoming a State Regis-
tered Nurse, England and Wales
in 1960, State Certified Midwife,
Scotland (1962), and State Cer-
tified Midwife, England and
Wales (1964). She earned a
Midwife Teachers Diploma in
England and Wales (1966).
Nurse Browne said she
found a role model in a Joan
Savage, the former British Ma-
tron at the Elsie Inglis Maternity
Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Savage, who is now in her
90s and based in Edinburgh, still
corresponds with her.
It was Savage who recom-
mended Browne for the post of
Midwifery Tutor at the Elsie
Inglis Maternity Hospital in



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on how to protect themselves.

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Where to find

Bumham Drive, Wismar, Linden
Tel: 442-0588

East Side Line Dam, Rose Hall Town,
Corentyne, Berbice. Tel: 337-4090

70 Quamina Street, South Cummingsburg,
Georgetown. Tel: 225-6493

354 Cummings Street, North Cummingsburg,
Georgetown. Tel: 231-7289 I 226-6864
and at any place where you see the


Scotland, at which Browne taught
for more than one year.
She was responsible for the
education of midwives and the
obstetric nursing component in
basic nurse training programmes.
When she returned to Guyana
in 1985, Browne became Princi-
pal Nursing Tutor at the
Georgetown School of Nursing.
Nurse Browne received an
award in Scotland for obtaining
the highest score in Midwifery
exams. She chose a book, as read-
ing is a favourite pastime of hers.
In April 1998, she became the
first Guyanese health worker to
receive the Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) Director-
General's award.
Nurse Browne travelled to
Washington to receive the Alleyne
Award, which was presented to
her by the PAHO Director-Gen-
eral, Sir. George Alleyne. She was
honoured in recognition of her
leadership in the preparation of
generations of competent nurse/
midwives, as well as her untiring
dedication to community develo'-
She retired as a hospital nurse
in 1989 and, at the time, was a
holder of a Bachelors and Masters
Degree in education from the Uni-
versity of Guyana.
She was re-employed as a
Nursing Officer with the Guyana
Agency for Health Sciences, Edu-
cation, Environment and Food
Policy coordinating all education
programmes until March 2003
when she decided to finally quit
fuilltime employment.
The Georgetown Hospital di-
rectorate recently requested
Nurse Browne's expertise in as-
sisting to develop its Patient Care
Assistant Programme curriculum.

She also helps with a
programme at the hospital that
allows her to speak with, and.
advise various categories of
hospital staff to increase levels
of customer care and standards.
"It disturbs me when there
is a lot of negativity about the
hospital," she said, adding:
"The hospital is a building, but
the human resources in the
hospital are responsible for its
standards and the care given."
Away from the hospital,
Browne said she often spends
her free time at her home on
the West Coast where she does
farming on land her father
owned, growing bananas, plan-
tains, cassava, pumpkin and
fruit trees.
Nurse Browne's husband
and son have both settled in the
United States and have become
established in their careers as
Building Superintendent with
the State of New Jersey, and
Manager, Network Engineering
and Planning for Verizon, re-
spectively. But, she said she
prefers to live in Guyana,
where she feels her skills is
most needed.
"I could have gone back to
England but I don't want to

(go). I was also offered a job in
the Bahamas, but I prefer
Guyana," Browne admitted.
"Guyana is my home," she
She advises anyone thinking
of entering the nursing profes-
sion to conduct him/herself with
"dignity and honesty" and be
committed to the job.
"Learning should be a life-
long process. New technologies
are emerging all the time and
nurses have to keep abreast,"
she noted.
In the prime of her profes-
sion, Nurse Browne has repre-
sented Guyana at numerous re-
gional meetings and served on
advisory bodies examining issues
related to maternal and child
health and guiding governments
on appropriate policy and
programme options.
Her role in the implementa-
tion of regional training
programmes has contributed to
the boosting of standards in
midwifery education in many
Caribbean countries.
Widely esteemed as well
for her humour, energy, com-
mitment and her steadfast
dedication to duty, Nurse
Brown has served as a role

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Theatre, Post Anaesthetic and
Burn Care Units.
For two years, he worked in
the Emergency Room (E.R), Post
Anaesthetic Unit and the Theatre
at the St. Jude's Hospital.
He had done a stint abroad
and said that he returned to
Guyana from St. Lucia with a
"wealth of knowledge" since he
worked among doctors from the
United States, England, Canada,
Hungary, India, Mexico and other
He has been married to his
wife Faye Ann for 22 years, and
has two children, 21-year-old
Cassindra, who also works at the
GPHC in the Pharmacy
Department and 18-year-old
Addicina, whom he delivered.
Despite his full and satisfying
career as a mid-wife, Alonzo said
that he is deeply saddened as he
has watched the deterioration of
the nursing profession in Guyana.
He said that he would like to
change the public's false
perception about the institution
and urge them to compliment and
support its work instead of
condemning it.
Brother Alonzo is now
completing his Bachelor's Degree
at the University of Guyana (UG)
and hopes to encourage others to

join the profession not because According to staff, he also
of money, but for the love of showed the greatest of respect
it. for women and fellow workers.
Staff of the GPHC had They explained that he
nothing but kind words for applied all the good principles of
their colleague whom they nursing and was "a stickler for
have seen perform many standards".
times. He was also praised for
Dedicated, polished, remaining at the institution
careful, respectful, efficient, over the years, when with his
innovative and professional qualifications could have
were just some of accolades migrated long ago.(Shawnel
heaped on him. Cadjoe)



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IAC's guests

dance at National Park

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up performing at

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Satare performing at Anna

Largest Mela ever at Anna Regina

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Everest Cricket Club
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Sportlight Television
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All Mohamed
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Azeez Abdool
Balleet Bison
Alim Shah of Rose Hall
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S. Sankar
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D. SookraJ
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Nezam's Motor Supplies
J's Supermarket
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Kathy Cash and Carry
Dr. M. Sattaur

* Matadeen's of Belvedere
* R&S Snackette and Gen. Store
Hamid and Son
* M. Mootoo Photo Studio
* S. Jagnarine Pharmacy
* Belvedere Inn 2
* Kris Pharmacy
* Jags of Rose Hall
* P&S Kissoon Shell Gas Station
* Kadar's Variety Store
Dharry's Echo
* Poonal's of Rose Hall
* Rojan's of Rose Hall
* Dr. Kalikapersaud
* Albion Estate
* Clement De Nobrega and Co.
* Pastry King
SBish & Sons
Anna Regina Town Council

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The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana has received
financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) towards the
cost of Basic Education Access and Management Support Programme.
It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing will be applied to
eligible payments underthe contract for the employment of Services.

The Ministry of Education thru' the BEAMS Project Implementation Unit
now invite applications from suitably qualified individual from Guyana
and other IDB member countries for the positions listed below:

A. ClusterAdvisors for Region 2 and Georgetown
B. Assessment Officers for NCERD and the Regions -
twelve (12)
C. National Curriculum Advisor

Terms of Reference for the above positions can be uplifted between
08:30 hrs 15:00 hrs from Monday thru'.Friday from:

BEAMS Project Implementation Unit
109 Barima Avenue
Bel Air Park
.Telephone Nos. (592) 226 3332; (592) 225 4626.

The closing date for submission of all.applications is 09:00 hrs. on
June 1, 2004.

The applications must be placed in an envelope clearly marked at the
top left hand corner "BEAMS Application" followed by the discipline
forwhich the applicant has applied and must-be addressed to:

The Chairman
Central Tender Board
Main & Urquhart Streets

Permanent Secretary .
Ministry of Education

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'A A 36 16 '6' .2 4o N A

SUIAY CHIROIE, May 16, 2004 "

Nations University-offers DiplomaI

BERLIN (Reuters) A Ger-
man frogman who lives on a
swampy island and wears a
combat-style diving suit and
black face paint has been ar-
rested for suspected arson at-
tacks on two yachts, Berlin
police said on Friday.
Authorities found the man's
camp, equipment and a boat
with a silencer on its engine af-
ter a tip-off from a forester.
"He wore combat-style
aquanaut camouflage and
launched his attacks from a

swampy island," wrote Bild
newspaper on Friday.
Police believe the man, 36,
abandoned his flat in eastern
Berlin in March to live in a tent
on the boggy island in a lake
south of the city.
A judge issued an arrest
warrant after the two yachts
were destroyed by fire, caus-
ing an estimated $118,000 in
damage. He had already been
arrested in March for break-
ing and entering a pleasure

KifFiroganfivin inbo

arreted for arso

SCHOOL of the Nations, the
registered Centre in Guyana
to offer courses from Cam-
bridge University (UK) is now
offering teachers and trainees
an International Diploma
from September 2004 to Au-
gust 2005.
The one-year training
course is intended for teach-
ers and persons who are train-
ers in business organisation
and companies.
Five International Diplomas
in Information Technology, In-
formation and Communications
Technology, Travel and Tourism,
Business and Office Administra-
tion are already being offered at
Nations University, the adult
department of School of the Na-

12 months.
Assignments which are prac-
tical based on day to day pro-
fessional work will be the
method of evaluation rather than
a final examination.
The assignments will be
submitted to Cambridge for ex-
teal assessment. To achieve the
full Diplomas, candidates must
successfully complete all five
The Diploma is graded
'pass' or 'distinction' and candi-
dates must achieve three distinc-
tions out of the five modules for
a distinction grade.
Teaching for the course
will be for six hours per week

in Education

* THE Guyana Chapter of the ltorial High School Alumni
Association will stage a 'Back in 1mes Oldies' Dance on
May 22 to raise funds to enable a teacher and student of
the school to attend the ninth reunion of the Tutorial High
School Alumni Association.
The reunion will be held in London from July 24-31, 2005.
The fund-raiser will beheld dat the "Dindt Park Club. The
*fvbaSingers will bperfcts i is6 he recorded mu-
S Hair


V datchce'

TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly cloudy to cloudy conditions,
with occasional showers are expected. Intermittent rain and
isolated thunderstorms are expected over some areas later
in the period.
WINDS: Are expected to vary between the northeast and
east at 1 to 6 mps.
SEAS: Are expected to be high reaching about 2.1 m in open
HIGH TIDE: 02:17h at (2.82m) and 14:50h at (2.76m)
LOW TIDE: 08:29h at (0.75m) and 20:35h at (0.87m)
SUNRISE: 05:36h Nil Nil
SUNSET: 18:02h Nil Nil
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE: 30.0- 33.0C over near inland
and interior locations and 29.5- 31.5C along the coast.
MINIMUM TEMPERATURE: 22.0C 23.8C over inland and
interior locations & 23.5C- 26.0C along the coast.
HIGH TIDE ADVISORY: All residents of coastal, riverain
and low-lying areas are advised to guard against
possible flooding due to above normal high tides.
ADVISORY: Fishermen and other marine users are
advised not to damage or interfere with the ocean
platforms whose data are vital to the provision of
weather information and warnings for the safety of
the marine community.
TELE 261-2284, 261-2216.

Please be advised
that Mr. Michael
Williams is no longer
employed by
Guyana Beverages
Inc. and is not authorized to
transact any business on behalf of
the company.

By order of Management






Prospective contractors are invited to indicate their interest and
qualifications in providing bauxite-mining services in Manchester,


The Alpart Mining Venture supplies bauxite ore to the two largest alumina refineries in
Jamaica. New mining contractors) will be engaged by end of quarter three 2004 for
commencement of work in early 2005. The contracts) will be: -

To mine approximately 5.0 to 6.0 million tons of bauxite per annum for 4 years on the
Manchester Plateau, Jamaica for haul distances ranging from 3km to 10 km.
To mine approximately 4.0 to 5.0 million tons of bauxite per year for 3 years in
Harmons Valley, Jamaica, for haul distances ranging from 5 km to 12 km.

Construction of major haul roads and reclamation may be included.

Competencies Required:

The prospective mining contractors) will be required to demonstrate the following:-

Proven expertise and success in high volume mining of surface pit deposits, preferably
Ownership of or unencumbered access to adequate and suitable equipment and other
facilities as may be necessary and/or required to perform under the mining contract.
Sound organizational management systems.
.* Strong financial capability.

Interested parties must complete the Alpart Mining Venture Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
as an indication of their interest in being considered for engagement as the bauxite-mining

Copies of the Alpart Mining Venture Pre-Qualification Questionnaire shall only be available
upon written request sent by electronic mail

Expressions of Interest must be submitted to reach the address below by
JUNE 1,2004 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)

The Alpart Mining Venture
Spur Tree

at night. There will also be
three one-week workshops
during the Christmas, Easter
and August holidays.
The course fee is $80,000
and the exam fee is $48,000. The
money can be paid in install-
ments, one in each term.
The teaching staff will
comprise leading persons in
the field of education in
Guyana, and also tutors from
The Course will be taught
at School of the Nations at 120
Parade Street, Georgetown
and should the demand in-
crease, classes will also be of-
fered at the Essequibo and
Parika Branches of the School
and 1&so in Berbice, Linden
and Lethem.

The five modules on which
the International Diplomas are
based are Design: planning and
preparation; Practice: teaching
and learning; Assessment: as-
sessing progress and achieve-
ment; Evaluation: improving
teaching and learning; and Moral
Candidates will be allowed
to work at their own pace, ap-
propriate to their needs and con-
texts. The four major modules
are designed to take 60 hours,
while 30 hours will be allocated
for Moral Education.
Participants can also choose
to complete the Diploma over a
two-year period, rather than in


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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for
the position of Laboratory Supervisor.
Qualification and experience:
Degree or diploma in Technology, Engineering or other
science related field.
Previous laboratory supervisory experience would be an
Computer Literacy.
Applications must be submitted no later than 27h May,
2004 to:
The General Manager (Ag)
P.O. Box 12204
For further information call 225-3173

Date: 2004-05-12
Contract Nos: 16/2004



The Government of Guyana (GOG), the International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved (by Loan and Grant)
the sum of approximately US$16.5 M to fund the Poor Rural Communities Support
Services Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate poverty in Regions 2 & 3 by
increasing rural household incomes through the expansion of on farm production and
fostering the promotion of rural micro-enterprises. Part of the proceeds of the loan will be
used for eligible expenditures underwhich this re-invitation for bids is made.
The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCSSP, and
has 5 major components, viz D&I Rehabilitation, Technical Support Services, Credit
Services, Community Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. It will utilize a
demand driven approach and will involve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of the
Project Cycle.
The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for undertaking
the following:
16/2004- Supply and Installation of Laboratory Equipment for the National
Agriculture Research Institute (NARI).
Bidding Documents (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the Project
Manager's Office, at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara from 17 May, 2004, for a non-
refundable fee of four thousand dollars ($4,000) or its equivalent in a freely convertible
currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at the same
Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identity of the Bidder and
must be clearly marked on the top, left hand comer "Tender for the Supply and Installation
of Laboratory Equipment for the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI)
PRCSSP 16/2004. Do not open before 9.00.hrs, June 8, 2004." Bidders are also
required to state dearly on the envelope the No. for which the tender is being made.
Tender must be placed in a separate envelope.
Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied by a
Security of no less than Two Hundred Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$200,000.) or its
equivalent in a convertible currency, valid IRD and NIS Compliance Certificates and
must be addressed to:
The Chairman
Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance
Main &Urquhart Streets
All bids are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Finance
building, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, before 9:00 hrs. on June 8, 2004.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders who choose to attend immediately after
9:00 hrs. June 8,2004.
The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids without assigning any
reason whatsoever, and not necessarily to make an award to the lowest Bidder.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture

THE Chronicle wishes to
apologise for the inaccuracies
which appeared in a Govern-
ment Information Agency
(GINA) article under the
headline 'Modern technology
key to remaining competitive
in rice speakers at semi-

According to the
University's Public Relations
Officer, Ms. Paulette Paul, con-
trary to what was written, Dr
Latithakumari is a Professor at
the Berbice Campus and not a
Consultant. In addition, the Di-
rector of the Berbice Campus is
Dr. Parsram Thakur. Dr. Rishi

Thakur, his brother, is a lectun
at the campus. Vice Chancello
Dr. James Rose was not presei
at the seminar. The address w,
made by the Deputy Vice Chai
cellor, Mr. Al Creighton.
The newspaper also wish
to correct a headline which al
peared in this week's edition <
the 'Pepperpot'. The headlir
should read 'Is box money bh
dis village'.


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Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS

POST TITLE: Monitoring and valuation Programme Officer

The incumbent will work under the supervision and guidance of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator
and together with the UN Theme Group on HIVIAIDS. Primary responsibilities are to strengthen the
Joint UN Programme's contribution to effective national leadership and strategic management of
HIV/AIDS country programmes, primarily through facilitating and supporting the development
and/or strengthening of national systems and national capacity to monitor and evaluate HIV/AIDS
situations and responses and to utilize data for programme planning and implementation.


Graduate degree in public health, business administration, public administration, management,
social sciences, demography, development planning, statistics or academic equivalent.

At least 8 years experience in the development, design and implementation of monitoring and
evaluation systems or programme managementwith significant information management content.
Experience with international donors, non-governmental development organizations and/or the
UN system would be an asset

Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources. Demonstrated skill in the formulation,
design, development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks. Able to
prepare strategic information for decision makers. Ability to work with basic presentation software,
e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint. Ability to achieve consensus and coordination through teambuilding
and other methods.

Fluent in English.

The detailed Terms of Reference can be collected from the receptionist at UNDP, 42 Brickdam,
Stabroek, Georgetown or from the UNDP'swebsite

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,
Georgetown or electronically to The envelope containing the
application must be marked "Programme Officer- Monitoring and Evaluation".

IDB fund to release

first state-by-state

data on remittances

WASHINGTON, D.C., THE Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment
Fund (MIF) is set to release the first state-by-state set of data on the remittances sent to
the Caribbean and Latin America by millions of migrants in the United States.
The event is set for-Monday, May 17 at the National Press Club at 8:30 hrs. MIF Manager
Donald F. Terry and pollster Sergio Bendixen of the Miami-based firm Bendixen & Associates will
present the results of an unprecedented surrey on remittances covering 37 states and the District
of Columbia.
The data from the survey shows how much money flows from each of these states, the size of
its Caribbean and Latin American-born population and the average amounts and frequency with
which migrants send money to their homelands, MIF officials said in a statement Friday.
Inter-American Dialogue President Peter Hakim will comment on the political and economic
mpbecations of this phenomenon.
Remittances have become a major.source of capital for the Caribbean and LatinAmerica, which
last year received more than $38 billion from its expatriates around the world. About 75.per cent
of the money was sent from the United States.
These flows not only outstripped all the overseas development aid to the region but
also topped the foreign direct investment registered in 2003, said the MIF..- -




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ONE Assistant Disc Jockey,
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# 225-5800 or Mr. Phillips
between 08:00 and 09:00 hrs or
Call: 623-1615.
CALL 227-2094.

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Tel: 225-0224 (09:00 18:00

DOUBLE lot at Republic
Park, Phase 3. Price negotiable.
Tel. 227-1974, 0011-718-712-
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
acres, Lanaballi 15 acres,'Ruby
Back 12 acres, Hogg Island 40
acres. Call: 624-3667.
(17) VACANT Transported
house lots to be sold in one
parcel situated at Blankenburg,
est Coast Demerara. Tel. 225-
TWO transported adjacent
lots in Earl's Court, LBI 18 080
sq ft total. Please telephone
623-7438 between 6-8am and
8-10Opm for details.
(1) acre land (1007200') between
plashmin & Chanta Creek -
$450 000. Ederson's # 226-
5496. E-mail:
PARIKA (20 minutes drive) -
riverside land. Ideal docking,
repairing/cleaning hull/large
ships $12M. Ederson's #226-
5496. E-mail:
PUBLIC Road, Kitty vacant
building & land: 248'31' $35M,
neg. Ideal church, hotel, school.
Ederson's # 226-5496. E-mail:
LBI Main Road, ECD -
vacant land: 100'/80' -'$3.5M
(US$25 000). Build your dream
house. Ederson's # 226-5496.
AMELIA'S- Ward, Linden -
(40) acres land: 240 ft width,
access by road or river $4.5M
(US$20 000). Ideal for
agricultural, wharf,- shipping.
Ederson's # 226-5496. E-mail:
REPUBLIC Park $4M, Kitty
- $6M, Lamaha Gdns $8M,
D'Urban Backlands $7M,
Queenstown, Happy Acres $7M.
Phone Tony Reids Realty 227-
0387/225-2626/225-5198. -
Gardens, Earl's Court, UG Road
(between Caricom HQ 8
Cummings Lodge), Courida Park -
Lamaha Gardens, Queenstov,-
- $5M; Kitty $4.5M, Eccles. Tel:


LAND for sale reasonably
priced. Transported (2) acres
rand/'I Y 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-
$1.5M, ANNANDALE $2.3M,
MAHAICA $800 000. # 270-
1813/623-6431. E-MAIL:
- $3M, UG/GUYSUCO $6M,


FURNISHED flats to
overseas visitors. Phone 227-
2995, Kitty.
INTERNET. CALL 220-4372.
ONE large Queenstown
business flat for rental $40
000. # 613-3132.
FURNISHED flat to let.
Overseas visitors. Telephone
Public -Ro,i Kty. I# 27-172.
231 3831/226-9346.
BUSINESS and residential
apt. in Georgetown. Call 225-
7131 or 621-2601.
ROOMS to rent Palm
Springs Guest House, 16
Public Road, Kitty. # 227-1702.
PHONE 225-9944.
CALL TEL. 220-4372.
(1) 3-BEDROOM bottom
flat Camdpb'oellville,
Georgetown. Call: 223-1093.
ONE apt. for rent
preferably simple person.
Contact 227-8858/220-0770
simple person.
ONE 3-bedroom house
to rent. Contact 122F
Oronoque Street, Bourda.
Tel. 227-1601.
ROOMS and apartments
to rent from G$3 000 per night.
Phone 227-0902 or 227-3336.
2-BEDROOM apartment
at Lot 10 Garnett Street,
Campbellville, Georgetown.
1 BRAND new (3)-
bedroom apt. in Norton Street,
W/ville. Call Mala 227-8998/
ONE new self-contained
apartment for couple or UG
student preferable.. Parking
available. 220-4897.
apartment for couple all
amenities including toilet and
bath. Tel: 629-2406/621-7593.
N E B E D R 0 CM
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ONE two-flat concrete DECENT professionals to JAY PEES Pool Club at Barr COURIDA Park four apt.
building located at Phase I, share furnished 2-bedroom Street & Stanley Place, Kitty building- $55M, bridal dress -
Republic Park, E. B. Dem. apartment. Rooms for visitors to with 3 large pool tables, furniture, US$300 P.V.C gutters, cheap.
Price negotiable. Tel.# 233- G/town, clean, quiet music set, microwave and other Call 227-0289/222-6996.
6010. environment and parking. Call equipment. Contact Ramjit at Jay
ONE two-bedroom Tel. 233-2915 Pees. T 225-4500/225-9920 for 1 4-BEDROOM house,
ONE two-bedroom ee. e 225 wooden and concrete,
upper flat furnished or TOP flat, 23 Lyng St., partly all information. Sparendaam, ECD. neg. Tel.
unfurnished. Contact: Ms furnished garage, fully grilled, SOUTH Ruimveldt Garden, 617-6993 anytime, 222-5593
Khan, 11 Thomas Street, with two cars, water tank and two-bedroom bottom couple after hours.
Kitty. Tel: 226-7948. telephone. Rental $35 000. $25 000; South Park, top flat, price
4-BEDROOM fully Call 226-2245, Mon. & Friday. neotiable; small shop in Tucville PRIME business and
4-BEDROOM fully $20 000. Roberts Realty 227- residential property for sale or
furnished house price ONE top flat 3-bedroom 7627- office, 227-3768 Home, rent at Leonora Public Road,
US$800, negotiable at Lot house Lot 1 Princes Street, 629-9914 cell. WCD. Contact: Deo Mahadeo -
51 AA Eccles, EBD. Tel: 621- Charlestown spacious yard 268-2233.
7603/227-1489. space. Contact: E & NBeck. Tel. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. n
No: 225-6272 (07:00 16:00 One Pharmacy to let or for sale 2-STOREYED concrete/
OVERSEAS visitors two- hrs). excellent location, excellent wooden building fully grilled -
bedroom apt. US$50 daily clientele, telephone service, $4M Indepen ence boulevard.
with all modern FURNISHED and computerized, fully stocked, copy Tel: 227-4328 after hours. No
convenience, great location. unfurnished houses and flats in machine, lots more benefits. Agents.
Call 227-0289/222-6996. residential and commercial Serious enquiries only. Tel: 626- EXECUTIVE corner property
ONE spacious areas from $55 000 to US$3 000. 0872.Jaaranda Ave., Bel Air
ONE spacious 3- TAURUS REALTY 226-5999/ Jacaranda Ave., Bel Air ark;
bedroom bottom flat in C/ 614-4758. FULLY furnished four- also new property at D'Urban
ville over head tank, inside bedroom house residential area, Street. # 225-2873/225-2319/
toilet/bath, parking. Tel. 227- FURNISHED one bedroom gym room, study, (5) toilets, (4) 629-2401.
2663 Mohan Gopie. apartment AC, meshed, grilled, aths, with one air-conditioner, 1 RANCH-TYPE house
APARTMENT/HOUSES pon in residential are. spacious yard US$800 with swimming pool, fully
foAr rent. S/curitS Contact: Carmen Greene s Additional conveniences riled, in residential' area
comfortable, clean.Car Realty. Tel: 226-1192/623-7742. negotiable. Phone: 225-4338 or wander gardens No
Evers Rentals 231-5767 3-BEDROOM new 616-8280. reasonable offer refused. Call:
9 am 5 pm. No Sundays. unfurnished independent house (ONE) spacious ground and 222-2628.
ONE (1)-bedroom in AA Eccles, parking, grilled, upper floors for business and/or ONE 2 streyed, 3-bedrdom
telephone 1 self-contained office measuring: 50' x 40' and 50'. ONE 2 storeyed, 3-bedroom
apartment, 10- 11 Mc Doom $120 000 neg, unfurnished/ x 50' respectively. Ideal for
Public Road $15 000 per furnished houss d pts.. o ter, s conveniences, flowered lawn/
month. Phone 223-6533 (8 furnihed houses and ap-F computer school, Cafe, company's d enial
month. Phone 223-6533 (8 rent Call: 226-2372 office, boutique, etc. 13 garden, in residential area -
am 5 pm).rent .23. office, boutique, etc.-13 ?10.8M negotiable. Call 625-
am 5 2-BEDROOM bottom flat' Waterloo Street (next door to PSM $10.8M negotiable. Call 625-
FURNISHED two- ment 26 Hill Street Building). Tel: 226-4480, Cell: 0591.
bedroom apartment men Aamiti 622-6361. TWO-STOREYED house
US$500, per monthor Albouystown. All amenities. Also
US$500, per month or 2-bedroom at Company Path. ALL executive houses with (2) additional house lots -
US$20, per day. Ideal for a Contact Owner at 6 Hill St., Subryanville, Bel Air Gardens, price negotiable from 19
ouple or single person. Call: Abouystown. Section 'M', Prashad Naga, Bel 'Urban Street to 19 Norton St.,
.OGLE $20 000 Eccle Air./Park, Bel Air S'rings, Lodge. Call: 628-9055. No
EXECUTIVE houses- $0 000, tt Quenstown, Eccles courd Agency.
furnished and unfurnished; am30 000,elvie 35 000, Park, L/Gardens and D'Urban 47 PHILADELPHIA, EBE -
houses, apartments Cambellville $35 00, Backlands, Atlantic Ville, land and house with light, water,
furnished and unfurnished; RAGHUBIRAnc. Office. 225- Turkeyen. Prices as low as telephone. Contact Sooknanan
office and business. Call: RAGHUBIRAen2 Office.US$500. Viewing all day. Visit us of same address or Barnwell -
225-6556f 0545 home 59-019. at 273 Lamaha St., North C'burg. West, EBE. 260-2343.
15-6RNISD APARTMENTS/houses to Tel: 614-2073/622-3653/226-
1 FURNISHED STATION St., Kitty- vacant
apartment (new) fully tfurnished and unfurnished 1808. corner bilding-2.5 (US$60
gIlled, water, AC and light 3-bedroom top apt.. in ATLANTIC- VILLE 1- 000). Ideal general store, taxi
$60 000 situate in Kitty. rd l e a 0 000 bedroom- $12 000; Duncan St. service. Ederson's # 226-5496.
Suitable for small family. Tel: unfurnished house in Courida bedroom F.F. $24 000; 3 E m a i
225-7109. Park at US$1 500 neg. Call 226 bedroom-$42 000; 2-bedroom
E 2372. $30 000; North Ruimveldt $20
BEL AIR PARK 2- RESIDENTIAL and 000; Meadow Brook $35 000 ROBB St., Bourda vacant
bedroom bottom apartment commercial properties Queenstown $50 000; hot and 2-storeyed building $7.5M
unfurnished) $40 000. furnished and unfurnished coldwate, furnished $80 000 (US$40 000). Ideal general
TAURUS REALTY-226-5999/ Prices ranging from $35 000 to neg.Apartment US$375 house; store, office. Ederson's # 226-
614-4758. US$4 000-. Contact: Carmen US$1000 office and business 5496. E-mail:
ONE fully furnished two- Greene's Realty. Tel: 226-11921 $70 000. Call 225-2709/ 225-
bedroom apartment in 623-7742. 0989. ECCLES (residential),
Sheriff Street. All utility bills SHIVRAJIRpGENCY luury $25 000 (ANNANDALE). vacant 2-storeyed concrete 7-
inclusive. Price US$475. aartmnt central located $30 000- (ECCLES) $25 000 bedroom building $11.5M,
Phone 227-0902 or 227- oartetown AC eneratorand (OGLE TOILET, ETC..IN YARD). (US$55 000). Ederson's -# 226-
3336. all modern amenieel: 227- ITY $45, $50 AND $65 000) 5496. E-mail:
ONE fully furnished 2969 or 226-0575 between 8am- FLATS) EXECUTIVE BUILDINGS
FROM US$500 000 TO US$3 500. M
three-bedroom apartment in 4pm.ROERES FOR SALE MOCHA (near. Cricket
Subranville Price 2-STOREYED house in SMALLFROM$1.8MTO $7.7M. Stadium)- 2-storeyed3-bedroom
US$675, all utility bills Carmichael Street; 2-bedroom (SMALL)FR $7.
- .n2Jv-esBLD-.:z--.-T- r vge-EtContact Tel. # 265- 226-8937. -_ ed Eerson anane6-546.E-ail:
KITTY well-secure 3- 3111233-5421/623-8654.FOREIGNERS@guy gy
bedroom apartment (bottom FOREIGNERS ONLY-ARiver R
b edroom apartment (bottom -TURKEYEN (UG Road), front mansion family home, three REPUBLIC Park, Phase II -
flat), University students cn Atlantic Gardens, Queenstown, bedrooms upstairswith toilet and 4-bedroom concrete split-level
share couple or small family Lamaha Gardens, Subryanville, bath, downstairs- three bedrooms mansion 2/3-car garage, on
preferably. Tel. 621-3438. Brickdam, South Road, David with toilet and bath, large dining acre land $26M (US$1-30000).
LANDORDS! Get your St., Sheriff St., Bel Air Park/ room, kitchen and bar, balcony a Ederson's- #226-5496. E-ma:
property rented or sold to Gardens, Kingston, etc. Tel:: 'around. Generator for electricity
competent professionals 226-8148/625-1624. US$1 500 monthly. Serious LARGE two-storeyed
today. Call Excellence Ipersons only. Call 225-6571. concrete and wooden building -
Realty 222-5331/625- INDEPENDE NCE.- g '
7090.a y 222-5331 Boulevard-One fron apartment H 0 L L Y W O O D / no repairs needed. 'Price
for a couple ; consist of Toilet, BOLLYWOOD Club top of the negotiable. Immediate vacant
BEAUTIFUL houses and Bath, Kitchen, Hall, Water & line standard for rental for all possession. K. S. RAGHUBIR
apartments, furnished and ready Lights. Available now, occasions: wedding Agency. Tel: (Office) 225-0545,
unfurnished, residential $20,000 monthly Call: 621- anniversaries,, birthday parties, (Home)259-0019.
areas. Office spaces. 4928. wedding receptions, family RECENTLY renovated 2-
Excellence Realty 222- reunions, etc. Available wit storeyed wooden & concrete
5331/625-7090. OVERSEAS/LOCAL Owners rental: standby generator, front building with two
S of houses, apartments to rent, music, furniture, bars, kitchen rtmnt n
ONE lower business we have qualified persons with the full works. Visit anytime for apartments downstairs price $11
flat situated at Lot 1 Non U.S. dollars. Ederson's # 226- inspection. Ho lywood/ in Almond Street, Queestown.
Pariel,Area A A, East Coast 5496. E-mail: Bollywood Club, 169/170 Call 613-0062 or 624-5555.
Demerara. Apply to Lamaha Street Newton, 'Kitty. Serious enquiries only.
Jerome Fredericks at same Call:' 225-1103/226-9951/226- TWO-STOREYED wooden/
location. ATLANTIC 'Gardens 2- 5546. concrete house (3) bedrooms,
storeyed fully furnished 4-
REAL Estate Eyeful bedroom building with master, MEADOW BANK.- large 3- study, kitchen/dining/living,
Realty Low nd middle- telehone,parkin(2) vehicles bedroom all 3self-contained) erandah situated at LotJohn
income family houses as low US$800 monthly. Ederson's-- unfurnished bottom flat parking- Street, Section H'
as $25 000. Tel: 226-1808/ 226-5496. E-mail $70 000; SHERIFF STREET- 3 Campbellville, Georgetown.
614-2073/622-3653. bedroom fully 'furnished to Enquiries: Tel: 226-6437.
-aconcreteapartmt m 80 000 and PIKE- St., Kitty 2-family
1 .- LAGE scBEL AIR PARK- vacant 2- bedroom unurnishe bottom flat front property with yard space to
and wooden busirless toreyed fully furnished 5- $35 000; PATENTIA, WB park (4) vehicles vacant
propertyon Sheriff Street bedroom building lr e lawn, DEMERARA 4-bedroom cottage p ess l -. v nt
35M. Future HomesRealty areaswing.forkis -US$1 300, -$25 000BELAIRPARK possession$6M, n. Moed rtgNo ge
227-4040/628-0796 unfurnished US$800, monthly. bedroom furnished executive can be arranged. o A227gents.
BEL AIR PARK Ederson's # 226-5496. E-mail: US$1 200 and another Contact Peter Khan-22252
furnished bottom flat two unfurnished 3-bedroom with over 616-7547.
bedrooms, sheltered GEORGETOWN/CENTRAL an acre of lawns -US$1 500. PLUS GIFT: Investors Barr &
parking, telephone, patio, Croal St./Brickdam lar offices, bonds and business Alexander Sts., Kitty vacant
insect mesh $40 -000. office space $65 000 monthly places. Call: 226-7128, 615-6124 possession 2-storeyed concrete
Telephone: 227-3542. Ideal Internet Ca, stationery, -ABSOLUTE REALTY. & wooden business (note: on
TOP flat $30 000, copy & print. Ederson's # 22- (3) house lots: A, B, C) $17M,
$45 000; apt. US$375; 5496. Email: PO (US$85000). Ideal 3 or 4-
house by it self US$400. storeyed (24) mini malls (stores).
Phone Tony Reids Realty OGLE $20 000; ONE (1) double .property Ederson's # 226-5496.
227-0387/225-2626/225- Charlestownty $30 000 situated at Lot 202 Shell oa QUEENSTOWN. vacant 3-
5198. $40 000; beauty salon $25 Kitty for sale. Tel. # 621-3865. storeyed 5-bedroom concrete &
3-BEDROOM apartment 000; office space $25 000; ONE nine (9)-bedrbom three wooden building fully grilled,
in good area; all amenities business place $40 000; .(3)- storeyed building, opposite alarm and pressurize system,
telephone, toilet anba nackette $40 000. K. GT&T Brickdam. Tel. 22-8190. ra 22 ne.
grilled. Price $3 UBIR Agency. Tel: 2 6-BEDROOM house all mail: Ederson's #
SBEAUT SALON $25 000, East Grove, EBD. Contact Tel. # eNORTH Road (near
ONE exec -e splf.e $25 000, 265-2070. Alexander St.) vacant 3-
furnished one-be kette $40 000, business -se enl storeyed concrete & wooden
ine "Su~bry $40 000 bond space ONE 2-storey house on 2 lots building $16.5M. (US$80 000)
= = 4- iUSubr 000. K. RAGHUBIR 7-bedrooms toilet bath master Ideal general store Internet.
utily blls inctusiv et NCY. Office 225-0545 bedroom in Eccles. Price $14M. Ederson's # 226-5496. E-mail:
227-02 or 227-333i we 259-0019. Tel: 617-6980.



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GIFT: Georgetown/Central -
bakery with large oven, flour-
mixing machine, land: road to
alley $15.5M, (US$75 000).
Ederson's -#226-5496. E-mail:
LBI Estate Road new 3-
bedroom concrete building -
bottom area offices, parking 20
cars bond, 1 000 bags $14M
(US$70 000). Ederson's #
226-5496. E-mail:
concrete and wooden buildings,
situated at 50151 Norton Street
and Louisa Row, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown. Contact Kenrick -
223-4204 after 17:00 hrs.
GROVE, EBD vacant, new
2-storeyed 3-bedroom concrete
business & residential property
with masters, hot & cold, parking
$16M (US$80 000). Ederson's
# 226-5496. E-mail:
PLAISANCE vacant 2-storeyed
concrete & wooden 4-bedroom
building land: 100750' $11M
US$55 000). Ederson's #
226-5496. E-mail:
KINGSTON vacant 3-
storeyed concrete & wooden
building $38M (US$190 000).
Ideal doctors offices, Internet
Caf, travel services. Ederson' s
# 226-5496. E-mail:
GIFT: Industry, ECD vacant
2-storeyed 9-bedroom business/
residential buildinU on (3)
house lots $9.5M (US $45 000).
Ideal general store, bond. Build
your dream house. Ederson's -
ocean view, vacant 4-bedroom
building 0 acre land $7M
(US$35 000). Ideal general
store, dream mansion.
Ederson's # 226-5496. E-mail:
ROBB/CAMP Sts. vacant
2-storeyed business land: road
to alley $16.5M..Ideal 3-.
storeyed general store, bond. If
qualified, move in. Ederson's -
226-5496. E-mail:
OWNERS Ederson's Realty
welcome you to our General
Management Service. We do
general repairs, painting,
paying rates & taxes,
landscaping. Call nowl
Edersongs # 226-5496.
possession, split-revel ranch-
type mansion with swimming.
pool $29M (US$195 000).
Inspection anytime. Ederson s
Realty # 226-5496.
WE have the best bargains
40% 40%, 40% spring sale -
South Ruimveldt Gdns $7M,
Queenstown $49M, Kitty-
$7.5M, Prashad Nagar $9M,
Bel Air Spring, Lama Ave. Bel
Air Park -$15M. Phone Tony
'Reids Realty 227-0387/225-
HAVE you land residential,
commercial, building for sale in
Kitty, Campbeliville,
Subryanville, Prashad Nagar,
Lamaha Gardens, Earle's Court,
Liliendaal, Turkeyen? We have
interested buyers. Ederson's -
# 226-5496. E-mail: .
storeyed building (3) bedrooms
upstairs, (2) bedrooms
downstairs, inside toilets and
baths both upstairs and
downstairs, lots of parking
facilities. Price $7M,
negotiable. Bottom flat
available for rental. Tel: 220-
HOUSE and land for sale;
developed land 120 ft x 50 ft.'
concrete approx front yard,
including garage for 2 vehicles,
concrete, painCed house 50 ft x
26 ft one flat bungalow style
Support, East Bank. Call 624-'
2380/277-3460 (evening)
KITTY $8M; Queenstown
$15M & $50M; Prashad Nagar
$14M; Lamaha Gardens -
$14M; AA' Eccles $18M, neg.;
Robb St. $25M; Oleander
Gdns. (land) $13M neg.;
Republic Park $15M. Contact:
Carmen Greene's Realty. Tel:
QUEENSTOWN two-storey
front property vacant $8.5M,
North Ruimveldt two-storey -
$6.5M, Alexander Village comer.
$8M, Lamaha Gardens Ranch
type $14.5M, AA Eccles, New
property $23M oth-rs from -
$5.5M $70M. Rob *s Realty
227-7627 office '27-3768/
629-9914 cell.

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/
OGLE 4-bedroom
wooden and concrete on 22
.500 sq. ft of land $14M; LIGHT
STREET 5-bedroom 2-flat -
and $11M; CANAL No. 2 4-
bedroom concrete on land:
132 ft wide by 1 mile long, (10)
acres under cane cultivation -
really a gift at $10M. Check it
out. Lots more all over. Call:
GARDENS Ruimzeight -
brand new houses for sale.
Transported property. All
modern conveniences
including; road, water,
electricity, street lights
concrete gutters and
sidewalk, 24-hour armed
security, overhead water
tanks, water reservoir
lacquered floors, tiled
bathrooms with bath tub,
modern kitchen fenced
yard and much more. We
also custom-build
according to your
requirements. Financing
available at an interest
rate of 10%. Low down
payments. Come and visit
our homes at Ruimzeight.
WCD For more information
Call 269-0020 Email: Web
teginc 2000
ONE five-bedroom
concrete house good for
business/residence Crane -
$40M, neg.; one two-flat
building on large land -
Queenstown '$40M; two-
bedroom wooden cottage on.
large land-- $7M;.one two-flat
concrete and wooden building
Regent Rd., Bourda $18M;
one two-flat wooden building -
Regent Rd., Bourda $22M;
one three-bedroom concrete
building on double lot -
D'Urban Backlando $22M; one
three-bedroom house on one
acre of land Land of- Canaan
S- $12M; one two-bedroom one-
level concrete house -' C'ville.
H/S $4M; one two-bedroom
Penitence -$6.5M;, one four-
bedroom. -concrete and
Wooden' house with
independent washroom -North.
R'veldt. $7M; one property
with two buildings on Public
Rd., Mc Doom $22M; one two-
bedroom property.- St Stevens
Street $2.8M; one property
with two buildings Alberttown
$17M; one four-bedroom
executive house Ogle Airstrip
Rd. $55M; one house lot -14
600 sq. ft Ogle Airstrip Rd -
$8M; one four-bedroom
concrete building Enterprise
Gdns. $4.5M; one three-
bedrodm cottage on large land.
Anna Catherina $7. Wills
Real Estate Agency 227-
SE G$10M, G$12M, G$15M;
$14M, $16M, $25M, ATLANTIC
GARbENS $9M, $12M,
$17M, $20M $22M, $28M,
12.5M, $22M, $24M, $30M
$32M, $12M, 7M, PRASHAD
NAGAR $17M, $20M,
$100 000 MONTHLY,
#270-1813/623-6431 E-MAIL:

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4.739 ACRES; PLOT "A"
0.4580 ACRES; 45
PHONE: 226-1742 HOME,
623-1317 CELL.

PUPS for sale
Rottweiler and Doberman
Call 227-2027.
225-3570, 231-7098.
ONE complete set
gold smith tools and four
mills. Tel. 220-5248 -
BLOW out sale -
television from $20 000 $35
000. Tel. #226-9140.
ONE Singer Serger and
one Nissan Caravan. Price
with in your reach. Call 622-
monitor with built-in
microphone and speakers -
$165 000. Call: 616-3548.
3 GOLDSMITH mills.
Phone: Birbal 225-1570
or check 75 Middle Road,
La Penitence.
ONE adorable fluffy
(Tibetan) dog (2) years
old, fully house-trained.
Call anytime Tel. # 222-
passenger boat with 200
hp Yamaha outboard, 1. 2
700 watts generator. Call:
shots and dewormed, bred
for superior size and
intelligence. Call 624-
ONE brand new
computer, CD walkmans, car
stereo, DVD Players. Contact
225-4112 or 626-9264.
40-FT container in
excellent condition, in the
heart of G/t. Cash US$1
500 neg. Call 624-8402/
PARTS for 1988 or
newer 190 E Mercedes
Benz bonnet, light, grill,
wind shield. Call 624-8402/
ONE acre of land at
Land of Canaan; land
opposite Village Office,
Company Road, Buxton.
Telephone: 225-9737.
RIDGE back & Pit Bull
puppies (mixed), fully
dewormed and vaccinated.
Call Rocky or Mala 227-
Whirlpool fridge non- frost,
(new). Price $135 000
negotiable. Jean Tel.
P.S. one mini play station
games, new and used, boot
disc, memory chip, racing
control. Tel. 227-8938/618-
ONE portable (one
wheels) electric air
compressor, with a 33-
Sallon air tank. Price $85
00. Call 227-0902 or 227-
LAPTOP computers,
digital cameras, CD & DVD
recorders, drum set, guitars,
mixes, Sony 21" monitors.
Tel. # 226-6432/227-0269.
19" & 20" remote
televisions, Daewoo,
Sharp, Goldstar, Samsung
$26 000 to $30 000. Also
Pentium 2 computer
system $40 000. Call
COMPLETE music set
amplifier, double auto reverse
tape deck, tuner with one pair
speaker boxes (speaker, horn
and bullets). 622-0267/ 629-

PAIR of speaker boxes with
15" Pyle driver woofers, out door
swing, antique, rockers, wall
plaques, brass and silver pieces,
etc. Cheap. Call 223-1647.
ONE MF 175 Tractor, 2
Caterpillar D6 Bulldozers with
winches, one Bobcat, 1 185
KVA Lister generator, one
forklift with Perkins engine.
Tel. 225-7732/626-2615.
PARTS for all models of
Datsun, Toyota and Mazda,
also buying the said types of
vehicles working or not.
Rickey Singh, Lot 68
Strathspey, ECD. Tel: 626-
BLOW Out Sale Sherwin
Williams paint, latex & oil
paint $1 000 a gallon in 1-
gal and 5-gal pails. For a
limited time. Lot 6A Courbane
Park, ECD. Tel. 220-1014.
TOSHIBA 64" & 32"
Sharp TVs electric stoves -
brand new; 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-
photocopying machine like
new; antique dinette set and
cabinet with eagle claw;
imported China cabinets. # 629-
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
No. 227-6397/616-9563/231-
CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ib $3
300, alum: 55 Ib $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.
BODY parts -AT 170, AE 91,
AT 150, ET176, EP 82, EP 71,
FB 12, FB 13, ST 182, SV 22;
engines and transmissions; 4A,
5A, 2E, 3E, 4E, GA-15, E-15
4S, 3S. Eddies Auto Spares. #
computer with 1 GHz processor,
Kingston 384MB PCI 33
memory, 80 GB hard drives, DVD
combo, TV card, creative
speakers (2.1), HP printer and all
necessary accessories available.
Call # 626-7060.
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 Side Door -
ront Window Screen Front
Doors. Tele 227-3571 225-
5029 225-5031.
1 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
ou board engine. Contact:
270-1489 or 623-0290. No
reasonable offer will be
ONE Mercedes Benz, 2000
cc engine in working order,
complete with radiator
carburettor, starter, alternator,
distributor gear box. Spare parts
available. Contact Telephone #
226-1043 (home), cell# 621-
8909, ask for GEORGE. Price -
$260 000 or nearest offer.
900 X 20 TYRES, 11R X
22.5 TYRES, 1400 X 20
T.K., T.L., an.d model 'M
windscreens. Also forklift
rental. All types of Japanese
vehicles. MORGAN AUTO
DEMERARA. TEL: 222-6027.
FOR all your hard to get
spares visit Motor Spares & Co.
Ltd. engine Parts, Suspension
Parts, Oil Filters, Brake Pads and
Liners, Bulbs, Electrical Parts,
Gaskets and much much more.
Located at: 35 Robb & King
Streets. Tel. 226-3071. Visit our
website 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 pin and spline) new
nylon 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: 623-8880.

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 110v $25,000;
1- live Christmas 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 fans
on metal frame with general
electric motor 240v $20,000;
1- 6 inch jointer on stand
Hesston & Anderson made -
$40,000; 1- 12-inch Sears
Craftsman Band Saw with 1hp
motor $35,000; 1- 14-inch
De Walt cross saw on arm
stand, 110v $70,000. Owner
leaving. Tel. 621-4928.

CALL 226-1618/227-7859.
ONE (1) Nissan Sunny. Tel:
225-6272 R. Beck.-
BMW Coupe 320i, PEE
series, excellent condition.
Call 226-4470.
TOYOTA Hilux Surf 4x4
WD fully loaded. Contact:
# 623-2302.
1 BEDFORD Dump truck.
Good condition. Tel. 228-2513/
series $1.9M (neg.). Tel: 231-
ONE Hilux 4x4 pick-up,
first owner, series GFF. Tel.
# 260-0112/622-3595.
MGB convertible, good
condition, needs engine
only. Call 220-4897 or 220-
ONE 250 Honda Night Hawk
- excellent condition. Price neg.
Tel: 626-3270.
ONE 626 Mazda fully
loaded, AC, CD player, mag rims.
Contact: Deo Mahadeo 268-
ONE Canter truck in good
working condition. Cheap sale.
Call Tel. # 264-2391/622-1782 -
mini bus good condition never
worker hire contact Tele: 226-
6038. Cell. 629-1414.
COROLLA wagon in
excellent condition -AC,
"mags, tidy. Price negotiable.
Tel: 231-7719/615-6908.
TOYOTA Corona AT 170
wagon excellent condition,
with music, .etc. Price
negotiable. Call: 626-4104.
ONE Nissan Sunny in good
condition tape deck, AC, alarm,
PFF series. Price negotiable.
Tel: 621-9379.
ONE Toyota 4 Runner,
excellent condition. Priced for
quick sale. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 623-3400/233-
ONE Toyota Extra Cab
pick-up V6 engine, bedliner,
power steering. No reasonable
offer refused. Tel: 626-0872.
1 YAMAHA R6 motorcycle
immaculate condition. Price
negotiable. 31 Seaford St., C/
ville. Tel: 227-0819 ask for Roy.
CONTACT us at Dawuud
Auto Sales for the best prices in
Japanese vehicles AT 192, AT
212, etc. Tel: 226-0041/621-
LANCER CK 2 like new,
never registered, fully
powered, double air bags,
immaculate condition. 98
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
CARINA 212 like new,
never registered, fully
powered, double air bags,
clear. lamps, immaculate
condition. 98 Sheriff St. # 223-
ONE ET 176 Corona
Wagon, automatic, power
steering, mags, tape deck,
etc. Excellent condition.
Tel. 623-8700/270-1596/

Nissan Pathfinder, Acura,
Legend. Wood grain,
leather interior, Lexani
chrome rims. Tel. # 226-
NEW Toyota Carina AT
192 never registered, fully
powered, mags, spoiler,
immaculate condition. 98
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
AE 100 Sprinter, EP 82
Starlet Turbo, Suzuki side
kick, AT 170 Corona &
Carina, Toyota pick-up,
Carina 212. Amar 227-
ONE Toyota Starlet EP 82
with 0.2 racing rim fully powered,
racing seat and performance
parts Tel: 444-6597/615-2740.
Price negotiable
REASONABLE 12-seater
Lite Ace (with contract) $300
000, neg.; AE 100 Corolla PHH.
Tel: 220-9152/227-6783.
STARLET EP 82 Turbo,
new model, manual, 5-
speed, powered mirrors/
locks/doors, spoiler, mags,
like new. 98 Sheriff St. #
ONE Mitsubishi Lancer CK
2 never registered, 1998
Model, mags, spoiler, CD player.
Price $15 million. Tel. # 276-
0245, Cell: 628-4179.
TOYOTA Hilux Single
Cab 4 WD diesel pickup,
GFF 2689 mags, music,
crash bar. Excellent working
condition. $1.3M neg. 622-
6635 MIKE.
ONE Nissan Laurel car
four-cylinder, automatic,
mags, music systems. Price
- $500 000 negotiable.
Sammy Ramsamugh Tel.
AT 170 Corona mags/AC/
auto $850 000; Toyota Corolla
- $600 000; Toyota pick-up -
$1.2M, and more. TAURUS Auto
Sales. # 226-5999/614-4758.
2 AT 192 TOYOTA Carina
(private) automatic, fully
powered, AC, mint condition.
rice $1.3M each. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or #621-
* 1 AT 150 TOYOTA Corona
(Private), just sprayed over,
automatic, magrims. Price -
$600 000. Contact Rocky -
#225-1400 or #621-5902.
1 AT 170 Toyota Corona
(Full light) private automatic,
fully powered, A/C, magrims,
mint condition. Price $950
000. Contact Rocky- #225-1400
or #621-5902.
1 SV 32 TOYOTA Camry
(private), hardly used, automatic,
fully powered, AC, alarm,
magrims, mint condition. Price -
$1.4M. 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. # 225-2873/225-
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-
ONE Toyota Corolla KE 30 -
2-door, in good condition.
Price $175 000, negotiable;
one Nissan Caravan Z 20
mini-bus $275 000, neg.
Contact: Roy, opposite Ogle
Gas Station, ECD. Tel: 628-
1 Honda Vigor (4-door
car), 2000 cc automatic, fully
powered, AC, spoiler, alarm,
mint condition. Price $1.4M,
semi leather interior. Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or #621-
1 TOYOTA RZ (15-seater)
mini bus (hardly used),
immaculate condition, magrims,
solid engine, no rotten spots-
clean seats. Price $1.2M, (no
accident). Contact Rocky -
#225-1400 or #621-5902.

HONDA Civic Cefiero, PHH
series, automatic and fully
powered with crystal lites,
spoiler, mint condition $1.6M
neg., Nissan Altima $1.1M. K
and N Auto Sales 227-4040
or 628-0796.
TOYOTA Townace, Liteace,
3Y buses; Nissan Caravan,
Toyota RZ buses. Contact:
Pete's Auto Sales, Lot 2 George
and Hadfield Streets (in George
St.). Tel: 226-9951 or 226-5546
after 16:00 hrs 231-3690.
1 AE 100 Toyota Sprinter
(Private) never worked hire,
(Late PGG), automatic, fully
powered, AC, magrims, low
mileage, immaculate condition.
Price $1.3M (hardly used).
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
1 NISSAN (short base) 3-
ton canter (open back), 5-speed,
diesel engine, double wheel,
new tyres, just serviced, hardly
used, carries a dump,
immaculate condition. Price -
$1.4m. Contact Rocky #225-
1400 or #621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Tacoma Extra
Cab (1998 model) automatic,
fully powered, AC, magrms, new
tyres, crystal light, step bar, crash
bar, sun roof, bed liner, CD
Player, alarm. Price $2.8M
(mint condition). Contact Rocky
- #225-1400 or #621-5902.
1 TOYOTA (4X4) Extra
Cab pick up (GHH series), 5-
speed gear, magrims, CD Player
and music set, crash bars, step
bar, lights on top for interior, bed
liner. Mint condition. Price -
$2.3M (neg.) Contact Rocky -
#225-1400 or #621-5902.
(LIKE NEW). TEL: 225-23191
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
4x4, EFI) automatic, fully
powered, AC, magrims, CD
Player. Music set, (remote),
spoiler, roof rack, crash bar, sun
roof, just sprayed, over mint
condition. Pnce $2.1M (neg.).
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
(PHH series), hardly used. Fully
work-up, automatic, fully
loaded, AC, Chrome (17")
magrims, CD, music set, crystal
light immaculate condition.
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(From back page)
elite riders going into
today's final leg.
A pleased and relieved
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of the race, told Chronicle Sport
that the first stage was very
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the record.
"The pressure I felt this
morning probably got me strong
so I was able to win."
He said in the second leg
from Rosignol the road was

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wet and muddy, compounded
with the fact that repairs were
being done to the roadway. So
they took it easy.
"I'm hoping to win again,
because I came in this race to
win. I've never won it before
so this year I'm trying to win
Mangroo said he was on the
attack from the beginning, so he
knew he was riding well from
the morning stage.
Describing the gruelling
second stage Mangroo said,
"There was some rain and a
whole lot of dirt, the road is
really terrible, but it was nice.
It was a top stage."
Today's third stage begins
at 08:00 hrs at Kara Kara,
proceeds down the East Bank
Highway past Thirst Park, into
Mandela Avenue, ending on
Homestretch Avenue.
President of the Guyana
Cycling Federation (GCF),
Hector Edwards, was high in
praise for the cyclists,
officials and more so the
Guyana Police Force (GPF).
"Security was fantastic.
I've never seen the police work
as effectively as they've worked
this morning, especially in
Berbice. I was amazed at how
clear the road was. It was a real
good job, I think it's the best
that I've seen in my 23 years."
He said there was also a
strong Police presence along the.
roadway and at intersections.
Edwards said the
competition speaks for itself
since around 12 to 13 minutes
had been taken off the record
set by Godfrey Pollydore in
1996, and he expects some 25


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minutes to be taken off in total
when the event concludes. This
stage measures 101 km.
Yesterday morning's first
stage began at the Springlands
Police Station and ended at New
Amsterdam, while the second
stage began at Rosignol and
ended on Carifesta Avenue.
Organiser of the event,
Hassan Mohamed, was also
high in praise for the work of
the Guyana Police Force, noting
that in the 22-year history of the
event he has never seen such a
fantastic operation by the
Hassan said there were
roadblocks set up at
strategic points to stem the,
flow of traffic, thereby
allowing the 63 starters to
race smoothly.
Some 40 cyclists started the
second stage but according to
Edwards, only around half that
number completed the course.
The defending champion
Andrew Reece and one of the
crowd favourites Dwayne
'Road Hogg' Gibbs did not
participate in the event.
Course Director of the
Level Two Olympic Solidarity-

sponsored course Aubrey
Bryce, who participated in the
event, .said that he was
surprised that Gibbs had not
Bryce said it somehow

took away from the flare of
the event, since he was
relishing the challenge.
The event is sponsored by
the National Sports
Commission (NSC).

S. Africa celebrates...

(From back page)

Africa's renewal."

The victory scenes were in
marked contrast to four years
ago when then-FIFA executive
committee member Charles
Dempsey of New Zealand
defied orders to vote for South
Africa and abstained, handing
the 2006 finals to Germany on
a 12-11 majority.
This time Mandela, who at
85 is his country's iconic leader,
was able to pose with the
World Cup trophy.
He beamed: "I feel like a of 15, and the
beauty of this victory is that
we were dealing with highly
capable competitors who difficult for us to
forecast what the outcome
Danny Jordaan, the tireless
chief hecutive of the bid, said:
"FIFA have found Africa
worthy after 100 years. Two:
years ago, economists were
saying Africa was a basket case
but FIFA have said to Africa
today, 'We have confidence in
you'. It's wonderful to be an
African and to feel world class."
Morocco's bid leader Saad
Kettani congratulated the South
Africans and said the 2010
World Cup would be a great
"We're disappointed but
we're not desperately upset
because this is part of a much
greater strategic plan for
Morocco," he said. "This bid
was part of our programme of
Hisham Azmy, the general
coordinator of Egypt's bid, was
also downcast but offered South
Africa his congratulations.

FIFA decided in'2001 that
the World Cup, which

alternated between South
America and Europe for most of
its first seven decades, would in
future be rotated around the
The 2002 finals were
already set for Asia, while 2006
was awarded to Germany in
2000. FIFA's rotation begins n
Africa in 2010 with South
America assured of the 2014
event. Europe is next expected
to stage the World Cup in 2018.
Franz Beckenb uer,
president of Germany's' !O6
organising committee, ,tid:
"South Africa will be very
g00d hosts. In 2000, wh6-:wve
won a close decision ti er
them their present n
shQwed that they could e
warm apd joyful final .
;- The'South Africans
'without' experience of. g
events, having hosted the 19'5

Rugby World Cup and the 2003
Cricket World Cup successfully.
However, the soccer
World Cup, which began in
1930, is far bigger and will
have a huge impact in all
areas of a diverse South
African society whether
social, cultural or economic.
The country sent a high-
profile mission to Switzerland,
led by Mandela, President
Thabo Mbiki and Nobel Peace
Prize winner Archbishop
Desmond Tutu in their efforts
to win the yote.
Tutu jigged with delight on
the stage moments after tfif
decision was announced.
South Africa's hopes o
success were boosted at'the
start of the.month after FIFA
inspectors rated its fac(ik"s
as the best of the five
competing countries.

a (F m~n page 25)
somebody when the championss League finishes. That's
my feeling."
United manager Alex Ferguson was pleased with his team's
display in their run-up to next yesterday's FA Cup final against
first division Millwall at Cardiff.
"I thought our performance was very good," Ferguson said.
"As far as the referee is concerned, you can't even comment,
it's-so bizarre."
The dismissals, however, will not rob Ferguson of the two
players for the FA Cup final. They will serve their suspensions
next season, an FA spokesman said.
Looking ahead to the Millennium Stadium, Ferguson said: "The
victory was important confidence-wise, we're not unbreakable,
we're just like any other football club in that respect."
Leeds, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester are relegated
to the first division.
Arsenal are now undefeated in 40 league matches, two short of
the English record established by Nottingham Forest in 1977/8.
Liverpool were unbeaten when they won the second division title
in 1893/4.
Kevin Keegan's Manchpster City crushed Everton.5-1 and
Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni scored four as Portsmouth
also signed off with a 5-1 win over League Cup winners


First and second stage ...

Kent leave Kiwis in

trouble after Jones' 101
GERAINT Jones warmed up for the first Test with 101 as
Kent eyed victory over New Zealand at Canterbury.
Amjad Khan claimed 4-50 as the reckless tourists were
bowled out for 211 in their last match before the Test series
begins, setting Kent 189 to win. (Scores: Kent 432-9 dec. v
New Zealand 409 & 211).
Stand-in skipper Chris Cairns' patient 73, and Daniel Vettori
(40) helped add 49 for the seventh wicket.
By stumps the home side had reached 24-0, with David
Fulton 14 not out and first innings centurion Rob Key on
Wicketkeeper Jones, whose 43 overnight was double his
previous season's best, had taken just 100 balls to reach three
figures during the morning session.
None of the Kiwi Test attack was spared as Jones crashed
11 fours and five sixes, leading the hosts to 432-9 at lunch in
reply to New Zealand's 409, at which point they declared.
Michael Carberry added only one to his overnight 74 but
Min Patel hit 44 from only 37 deliveries.
Chris Martin struck in the third over, when Carberry
touched one that nipped away off the seam.
But it was the over before lunch when he had his next
success, with Jones caught at mid-on after a cross-bat shot
spiralled high in the air.

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Da Silva turns back Jeffrey

(From page 27)
went ahead 5-4. Da Silva took
back the service, equalised
and reached game point with
Jeffrey breaking service once,
twice and adding one more
point before Da Silva
wrapped up the game 9-6.
In game three, Jeffrey tied
the game at 1-1 and went ahead
2-1 but only added one more
point, with Da Silva encouraging
him to win points when the
game was 5-3.
Coach Carl Ince told
Chronicle Sport that he was
pleased with performance of the
players as they prepare for the
Caribbean Junior
Championships, billed for the
Cayman Islands in another two
"The players are really
training to peak for the
championships. At present,
their performance is satisfactory
by all accounts."
Ince said in the national
championships he was able to
detect the rough edges and by
the time the Caribbean
championships come, the
players would be ready.
"Kristian just had some
technical changes in his game,
which meant he had to sacrifice
some of his normal work
routines. After the tournament,
he will be able to focus on his
general training. Many
onlookers were well pleased
with his performance.",
Ince added: "Damien
performed as usual, top level
squash. By the Cayman Islands
tour, he'll be ready for anything
in the championships."
Da Silva told coordinator
Robert Fernandes: "I keep
having to work harder and
harder every time I play
However, like Da Silva's
victory over Jeffrey, there were
no surprises in that round.
The final round is fixed for
today from 10:00 hrs after

which prizes will be presented.
Friday's results:
Abhishek Singh defeated Scott
Shuffler 15-6, 15-7
Dillon Williams defeated Scott
Shuffler 15-4, 15-10
Nyron Joseph defeated
Matthew Xavier 15-7, 15-5
Abhishek Singh defeated Steven
Xavier 15-4,15-8
Jason Khalil defeated Nase-D
Benn 15-8, 15-11
Victoria Arjoon defeated Ashley
De Groot 15-3, 15-3
Joshua Abdool defeated
Nicholas Narain 9-4, 9-0, 9-0
Cary McDonald defeated
Robert Hiscock 8-10, 9-2, 9-3,
Talisa Williams defeated
Dominique De Groot 9-0, 9-1,
Talia Fiedtkou defeated
Gabriella Xavier 9-7, 4-9, 9-6,
Daina King defeated Chelsea
Fung 9-3, 9-2, 9-2
Dominique Dias defeated Talisa
Williams 9-0, 9-1, 9-0
Marvin Dannett defeated Shane
Samuels 9-6, 9-1, 10-8

Jason Simon defeated Ingram
Edwards 9-3, 9-5, 7-9, 9-2
Randy Hope defeated Hubert
Forrester 9-3, 9-4; 2-9, 10-8

Damien Da Silva defeated
Kristian Jeffrey 9-4, 9-6, 9-3
Stanley Marcus defeated
Ryan Farnum by walkover.

incepe I anks

The family of the late
aka JOE of Lethem /
wishes to express
their heartfelt
thanks and
gratitude to all
those persons who
expressed sympathy
and kindness in their
time of bereavement by way of
telephone calls, prayers, card
and their presence.

~L~i- -.1~

r, Memo*tara
In loving memory of BYRON DICK of the Alpha Hotel
Chain, who died on May 12, 2003.
He badeno one the last farewell
He said goodbye to none
His spiritflewbefore we knew
That he from us had gone
We buy enemies and distress
He in Paradise at Rest
Life was denied but Jesus saw
eternalrest was betterby far
The blow was sudden
How could we have known death

Onlythose whohave lostcan feelthepain that
yourparting has brought c
Thypurpose Lord we cannot see
But all is well that's done by thee.
Inserted by his loving daughter Chelsea, reputed wife
Merlene, stepson Gary, the Todd family of Agricola,
Troy the plumber and many other friends and family

One year has passed since that
sad day .
When our loved one was called
Itbroke ourhearts to loose you
Though.yoursmile is gone forever ..
And your hand we cannot touch
Memories ofyou.will last forever
If we could onlyhave one wish or one dream come through
We'dpray to God with all ourhearts foryesterdayand you
Years will come and go but the tears and love for you will always '
You belong to God and we know that's true
We only thought it right when he choose you no one knows the
sorrow we share
No one knows the pain we bear
Your memones kept us strong so continue to sleep on
Sadly missed by his wife, children, mother, father,
grandfather, brothers, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins,
Relatives and friends.


Id w w wwAIL

The husband, children, grand children and
relatives of the late MRS VIVENNE
as (Aunty Harry) of 35, Howes Street
Charlestown who died on Thursday
night the 22"d of April 2004 wish to
express our heartfelt thanks and
gratitude to all the family members
and friends also of Bartica, .
Essequibo River and all other
persons who supported and
expressed their sympathy and
kindness to us in our times of grief
for our loved one Thanks to all those
who attended the funeral and in any
way sympathized with us. For their
visits, sent cards, wreaths and in any
other way contributed for your
attendance at the wake. Its at times like
these, that the true meaning of love and
comes alive.


Special thanks to the Missionary and the members of the church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints A special thanks to Dr. Leslie Persaud and wife of
38 Brickdam Stabroek for their attendance to the funeral.
Thanks to Banks DIH Ltd for their contributions In granting transportation
service of their bus and driver, also their workers who attended the funeral of
our dear one also for the items the company has given us in support for the
wake, also transportation service for members and friends to and from the
place of burial
Thanks to the members of the staff of Twins Manufacturing Chemists. 30
Industrial Site Ruimveldt and Pharma-Chem, Pharmacy Drug Store, New
Market Street, Georgetown. Also the Bhagwandeen's family of Mon Repos

B A Ak Ak

n Miemoriam
CELICA: In loving memory of our beloved daughter, niece, cousin
and aunt TULSIDAI PERSAUD (CELICA) who passed away ever
so quietly on June 25,2003
One year has passed since
God took you home
It was His will
But in our hearts we love you ishll
Memories are treasures no one can steal
Death is a heartache no one can heat
Your love was true
Your heart was kind
For each of us youLidyour best
May yoursoul enjoy eternal rest
* Yourmemoryis precious and will always be cherished
Fondly remembered by your loving mother, aunts, uncle,
cousins, nieces and nephews, some of whom reside in the

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24 SUNDAYCHRONICLE, .My 16, 2004

U.S. officials satisfied with

Olympic Games security

NEW Jersey Nets Richard Jefferson (24) dunks after
getting past the defence of Detroit Pistons' Ben Wallace
(3) during Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference
semifinal series at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan,
Friday. (Gregory Shamus/Reuters)

J f sI d

Nets to trlipler:

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Richard Jefferson scored 31
points and had 11 rebounds to
lead the New Jersey Nets to
a 127-120 triple overtime
road win over the Detroit Pis-
tons in Game Five of the East-
ern Conference semifinals
on Friday.
New Jersey lead the best-
of-seven series 3-2, with Game
Six on their home court in East
Rutherford today.
The first four games of the
series were all lop-sided affairs,
with the home team winning by
at least 15 points, but the fifth
encounter was tightly contested
all night.
No more than a few points
separated the teams for the en-
tire second half and through two
overtimes before the Nets
pulled away in the latter stages
of the final period.
"You can't say enough
about the effort our guys gave,"
New Jersey coach Lawrence
Frank said after the game, which
took close to four hours to play.
"What a great game, that's
playoff basketball at its best."
It was the third triple over-
time in NBA playoff history.
Kenyon Martin added 22
points and nine rebounds for
the Nets before fouling out.
Kerry Kitties had 20 points
and 11 rebounds.
Brian Scalabrine had 17
points coming off the bench for
the Nets, including four three-,,

"This is a great feeling,"
Scalabrine said.
"I feel great, but I knew I
could do it."
Jason Kidd had 16 points,
eight assists and six rebounds for
the Nets.
Chauncey Billups led
Detroit with 31 points, 10 re-
bounds and eight assists,
while Rasheed Wallace added
18 points and 10 rebounds.
"I thought it was a great
game" dejected Detroit coach
Larry Brown said.
"So many guys stepped up
and made great plays."
Tayshaun Prince added
18 points and eight rebounds
for the Pistons, while-Ben
Wallace had 16 points and 11
The teams battled back and
forth in the final minutes of
regulation and the Pistons sent
the game into the first overtime
in remarkable fashion.
Trailing by three points
with 2.9 seconds left and no
timeouts remaining, Billups
hit a desperation three-point
shot from just inside the cen-
tre line to force the extra ses-
Billups had another
chance to win the game with
a final second shot at the end
of the first overtime, but this
time his shot missed, leaving
the teams tied 99-99 after
one,extrasession.., -

By Steve Keating

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
U.S. Olympic officials
underlined their confidence
in security plans for the
Athens Olympics, Friday,
downplaying recent lapses
and growing anti-American
With the opening of the
Summer Games now just 91
days away, the first day of an
Olympic media summit staged
by the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC) was
dominated by a single topic -
From the opening news
conference to the last, U.S.
athletes and officials taking
part in four days of briefings
are prepared for a grilling
about their thoughts regarding
security, which have been
heightened by recent bombings
in Athens.
"It (security) is the issue of
these games," USOC chief
executive Jim Scherr said. "And
I don't think the questions will
stop from now until the last
athlete has left the Games and
gone home."
Athens organizers will
spend over a $1 billion on
security, employ over 70 000
police, military and law
enforcement personnel to put in
place a plan backed by NATO
and the intelligence community
of several countries, including
the U.S.
The USOC also
confirmed, Friday, it would
take 100 federal agents to
Athens, who will liaise with
Greek authorities to help
protect the 550 American
athletes and a support staff of
"The bar's been raised a bit
for these games," USOC

security chief Larry Buendorf
admitted. It was raised for Salt
Lake City and it's even higher
now. We will have 100-plus
federal agents who will work in
liaison with Greek authorities
but this just allows better
communication to help ensure

Despite the fact U.S.
popularity is dropping and the
threat of terrorism increasing,
the USOC was at pains to
stress it has had no discussions
about pulling out of the Games,
which run from August 13 to
USOC officials, however,
conceded some athletes had
voiced concerns but added
none had pulled out, satisfied
with the security measures
that have been put in place.
"We're not going to put our
athletes in harms way," U.S.
chef de mission Herman Frazier
said. "We believe that the things
in place right now will give us a
secure area to compete.
"Our athletes will go
through a final briefing in June.
Right now our plan is to let our
athletes do whatever they need
to do and go freely throughout
Contrary to earlier
reports, the USOC said it had
not advised athletes against
wearing team uniforms when
in public and had not placed
any restrictions on where
they could go in Athens when
not competing.
However, officials have
warned athletes to take a low-
key, respectful approach both
while competing and out in
"There's nothing on the
screen right now" that would
make us restrict our athletes

from enjoying the Games," would do to restrict these
Buendorf said. athletes.
"There are plans in place "There's nothing out
to take care of whatever type there right now that would
of situation occurs and there indicate that we need to do
is nothing right now we that."

Sprewell and

Garnett lead Wolves

86-74 home win

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Latrell Sprewell scored 34
points and Kevin Garnett
added 23 with 12 rebounds to
lead the Minnesota
Timberwolves to a 86-74
home win over the Sacra-
mento Kings in Game Five of
the Western Conference
semifinals on Friday.
The Timberwolves lead the
best-of-seven series 3-2 and can
wrap up the series when it re-
turns to Sacramento for Game
Six today.
The first four games of the
series were all decided by six
points or less, but the
Timberwolves took control of
the fifth in the second half and
pulled away in the final quarter.
Sprewell was dominant for
the Timberwolves, who had
never won a playoff series be-
fore this year, going 13-for-21
from the field with three key 3-
"I was just being aggressive
out there," Sprewell said.
"If you can't come out at
this time of the year and leave
it all on the floor, then you
shouldn't be out here."
Gamett and Sprewell canied
the load for Minnesota, scoring 57
of theirteam's 86 points as no other
Minnesota player hit double-digits
in smno.

"Sprewell brought us back
into the game with his energy,"
Minnesota coach Flip Sanders
"We just tried to be more
aggressive with the ball. We re-
ally fed off of Spre and K.G.
Sam Cassell was held to
just three points as he battled
through back spasms for the T-
Wolves, but he did have seven
assists and four rebounds.
Mark Madsen had 13 re-
bounds and seven points for the
Mike Bibby had 14 points
to lead the .Kings, but Sacra-
mento shot just 33 per cent
from the floor and had trouble
all night with Minnesota's tena-
cious defence.
Chris Webber had just 13
points for the Kings and Peja
Stojakovic added just 12.
Brad Miller did not score a
point for the Kings and had 10
rebounds but was ejected in the
third quarter following an alter-
cation with Darrick Martin,
who was also thrown out.
There's a possibility that
Miller could be suspended for
the next game in the series,
which would be a huge blow
to Sacramento's hopes of
staying alive in the post-sea-

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on the rim after dunking the ball over Sacramento Kings
forward Brad Miller during the first half of Game 5 of their
NBA Western Conference semifinal playoff game In the
-TrgeteopMrn MInoeP Friday. (EdoiMillwrlReuters).,

Iraqi footballers

vow to do

well in Athens
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) Iraqi footballers who gave
their compatriots a rare cause for joy this week by quali-
fying for the Olympics promised yesterday they would give
fans even more reason to cheer when they got to Athens.
"God willing, we'll accomplish something in Athens. We're
not just going to make up numbers," midfielder Ala Neruz said
on the sidelines of a reception to honour the players at
Baghdad's main soccer stadium.
"Our team is excellent and well organized."
Paul Bremer, Washington's top administrator in Iraq,
swooped down in a U.S. army helicopter to congratulate the
players on their qualification, sealed with a 3-1 win over Saudi
Arabia in Amman on Wednesday.
"I'll be watching but I'll be back in the United States and
I'll be as proud of you as your citizens are," Bremer told the
players, who presented him with an Iraqi national soccer shirt.
Defender Bassem Abbas said: "It's going to be difficult, but
nothing is impossible for us as Iraqis. Hopefully we will achieve
a victory that will satisfy the people."
Gunfire lit up the Baghdad sky on Wednesday when the
side booked their place at the August 13-29 Games. Iraq is not
yet safe enough for international sports and the team have
played their home games in neighboring Jordan.
"Iraq is under occupation and the situation isn't good.
We are trying to give the Iraqi people something to be
happy alout," Neruz said :
about," Neruz said." i I' -. t >. .1

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SRI Lanka batsman Kumara Sangakkara salutes after
scoring 150 runs against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports
Club in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, yesterday. Sangakkara was
undefeated on 186 runs with Sri Lanka on 443 runs for 1
wicket at the close of play on day two. (REUTERS/Howard

4 "Sport Chroniclet


Atapattu's sixth Test doubi

puts Sri Lanka on top

... Sangaakkara hits 186 not out

HARARE, Zimbabwe
(Reuters) Sri Lanka captain
Marvan Atapattu scored his
sixth Test double century yes-
terday to put his side in com-
mand of the second Test
against Zimbabwe in
At the close of the second
day, Atapattu was 202 not out
in Sri Lanka's total of 443 for
one in reply to Zimbabwe's
first innings 228.
He had added 343 for the
unbroken second wicket stand
with Kumar Sangakkara (186 not
out), who was dropped before
he scored.
Atapattu, who scored 170
in the first Test victory by an
innings and 240 runs, was a
model of orthodoxy in facing
280 balls and hitting a six and

Gd ird

p I I T f I

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
Arsenal capped an
astonishing league season by
becoming the first team in
115 years to remain
unbeaten in the English top
flight after a 2-1 win over
Leicester City yesterday.
The champions matched the
achievement of Preston North
End, known as the Invincibles,
in 1888/9. Preston played 22
matches while Arsenal two
world wars and five monarchs
later have played 38 in the
premier league, winning 26.
Relegated Leicester took a
shock first-half lead through
Paul Dickov but Thierry Henry,
the premier league's top scorer,
equalised from the penalty spot
with his 30th of the season.
Skipper Patrick Vieira
slid home the winner in the
66th minute to take Arsenal's
points tally to 90, 11 clear of
second-placed Chelsea who
beat relegated Leeds United
It is the first time two
London clubs have finished first
and second in the championship.
Manchester United, the
2003 champions, finished third
on 75 points after beating Aston
Villa 2-0 despite having
midfielders Darren Fletcher and
Cristiano Ronaldo sent off late
Liverpool sealed fourth
place (60 pts) with a 1-1 draw
at Anfield against Newcastle
United, who pipped Villa to
fifth place and the remaining
UEFA Cup slot or goal
Manchester United and
Liverpool must go through the
qualifying stages for next
season's Champions League.

tThe day belonged to
Arsenal on a sunlit afternoon in
north London, where the
champions achieved their
unbeaten feat.
Arsene Wenger, who won
his third league title as Arsenal
manager after 1998 and 2002,
told Sky Sports News: "We are
very proud because until you get
theWryWjlyt'eM(W t 400114

"It's a fantastic moment for
us. I always had that dream and
to fulfil it today is absolutely
Henry said: "I think you
saw in the second half that we
really wanted to go unbeaten
all season and it is something
more than amazing.
"People will remember that
the season 2003-04 we were
Chelsea can also look back
on an impressive season after
the 200 million dollar spending
spree, which followed last
July's takeover by Russian
business tycoon Roman
But the second best finish
in the club's history will
probably not be enough to save

coach Claudio Ranieri, who got
a warm ovation from the
Stamford Bridge faithful.
Asked about his future,
Ranieri told Sky Sports News:
"I don't know. I tried to do my
best and I think the job was
"Now, I can only pass the
ball to Roman."

Jose Mourinho, whose
Porto side are in the Champions
League final on May 26 against
Monaco, is the man tipped to
take over.
"If the owner chooses me,
now is the right moment,"
added Ranieri. "If he's
waiting, it's because there is

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30 fours, most of them driven
straight or through the covers.
The more innovative
Sangakkara ventured square of
the wicket more often, facing
248 balls and hitting 28 fours
and two sixes for his fifth cen-
Sri Lanka resumed on 18
without loss, and Atapattu and
Sanath Jayasuriya soon settled
into a steady flow of runs in a
morning session that yielded
122 runs.
Unlike his captain,
Jayasuriya pierced the field with
aggressive strokeplay through
point and square leg.
The partnership was
ended shortly into the second
hour of play when Jayasuriya
drove hard at a wide delivery
from medium pacer Mluleki
Nkala and sent a thick edge
into the gloves of
wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu.
The stand had been worth
100 runs with Jayasuriya hitting
six fours in his 48.
Three balls later Sangakkara
drove expansively at a ball from
Nkala and was fortunate to
have a straightforward chance
dropped by Tinashe Panyangara
in the covers.
That was the last genuine
opportunity Zimbabwe had to
take a wicket, and their game but
toothless attack made little im-
pression on a benign pitch
against quality opponents in
good form.
The Zimbabwe bowlers did
themselves few favors by
bowling too short with the sec-
ond new ball, and between them
Panyangara, medium pacer Elton

Chigumbura and Nkala went for
35 runs in three overs near the
Zimbabwe were forced to
select a weakened squad af-

ter 15 experienced pla. e
made themselves unavailah
in a dispute with the Zimb
bwe Cricket Union, whit
fired the rebels this week.

SRI Lanka batsman Marvan Atapattu pulls a deliver
against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulaway(
Zimbabwe yesterday. Atapattu was undefeated on 20
runs with Sri Lanka on 443 runs for 1 wicket at the en
of play of day two of the second Test following the hosts
228 runs all out first innings. (REUTERS/Howard Burditt)

ZIMBABWE first innings 228 103 overs) 443
(D.Ebrahim 70) Fall of wicket: 1-100
SRI LANKA first inning (o/n 18-0) Bowling (to date): Hondo 21-4-86-0
M.Atapattu not out 202 (nb-3), Panyangara 19-3-92-0 (nb-1
S.Jayasurya c Taibu b Nkala 48 w-1), Mupariwa 23-3-95-0 (nb-1),
K.Sangakkara not out 186 Nkala 23-3-69-1 (w-1), Chigumbura
Extras: (nb-5, w-2) 7 12-1-67-0, Matsikenyeri 4-1-29-0,
Total: (for one wicket, Vermeulen 1-0-5-0.

Capriati stuns Williams

to advance to Rome fi nal

ROME, Italy (Reuters) Fifth
seed Jennifer Capriati set up
a Rome Masters final against
Amelie Mauresmo when she
stunned top seed Serena
Williams 6-4, 6-4, yesterday.
S ""Sunday's final will give the
American a chance to gain
revenge for her 6-2, 6-0
. k semifinal loss against the
Frenchwoman in Berlin last
a week. -
Capriati had last beaten
j-Williams nearly three years ago,
4 -. in the quarterfinals of
-',.., -Wimbledon.
Since then Williams has
defeated her on eight occasions,
." '" including a Rome semifinal two
years ago on her way to
winning the title.
Williams looked more
comfortable in the early
stages of the match, losing
just three points in her
Opening four service games,
while forcing Capriati to fend
off three break points.
The balance swung in the
ninth game, however, when a
long forehand and a double fault
gave Capriati two break points.
She converted the second with
a whipped crosscourt winner
before serving out the set.
Williams regrouped to hold
serve in the opening game of the
S .second set, but aggressive
returning and heavy ground
Wenger lifts the Premiership trophy after guiding strokes pressured her into a
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broke in the third and fifth
Serving at 5-2, a nervy
Capriali double-faulted on
match point to allow Williams
to grab a break back, but she
steadied herself in her next
service game, holding off two
more break points to close out
the match.

"I think the little difference
was that she made a few more
mistakes than usual and starting
playing better too late in the

JENN~lIt---H lAFIr I

match," said Capriati
afterwards, explaining how she
had broken her long .losing
streak against Williams.
"Other matches against her
have been like this. I've led 5-1
or 5-2 and then4dt'tlip-d'aypran

Today I just tried to sta'
concentrated to the end and no
get negative."
Her opponent in the final.
Amelie Mauresmo had a mucl
smoother passage past eight
seed Vera Zvonai'eva 6-2, 6-3.
Mauresmo had worked hard t(
defeat quarter-fina opponentt Silvia
F lam Elia in a ; ,in-interrupted
th -..-setter on Fr sy, but looked
fresher than the Ri. ian who failed
to ':old serve on c in an error-
strewn first set th. lasted just 28
Mauresmo hit her
ri *hm early ih the second,
s( ng strong) and hitting
d to take a 4 1 lead.
vonareva briefly
th tened to ha: herself back
ir. contention the seventh
go ', when a p r of forehand
er s allowed he ,o break back.
bt vlauresmo ra ied to restore
he one-break a vantage an(
se out the ma h.
'I'm very s,; fied with thi
w, I played t ay. I was ir
co rol from tl beginning.
kr .v she w a strong
de ruined pla: so I had t.
be mcentrating om the start,
sh said.
"Maybe tomorrow I'l
finally win it. I'll certainly be
watching the next match very
closely, but whatever happens
tomorrow it will be great
preparation for Roland
Gairasui ii ,i.jiw" ,i-, nit

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26 SMUIMAY CIROIILE, May 16, 2004

SA win a further Spontaneous jubilation erupts

step away from

pariah past

By Mark Gleeson

ZURICH, (Reuters) South
Africa's victory in the race to
host the 2010 World Cup
yesterday represented
another huge step away from
its former role as a pariah of
world sport.
The country joins an elite
group who have hosted the biggest
single sporting event in the world
outside the Summer Olympics -
a feat that would have been
unimaginablejust a decade ago.
Apartheid policies led to
South Africa's sports teams
being banned from international
football and the Olympic
Games because they were
segregated on racial lines.
The country was
suspended by world soccer's
governing body at its congress
in Tokyo in 1964 and finally
expelled at FIFA's Montreal
congress in 1976.
South Africa was unable to
compete internationally and its
footballers had little exposure to
the world game.
FIFA president Sepp
Blatter, who joined FIFA in
1975, said he remembered the
1976 congress and was
particularly pleased that South
Africa's multi-racial society
would now host the World Cup
finals almost 30 years later.
"For me, personally, a
country with a multi-racial
society after apartheid is a very
good country to organise the
World Cup."
The society that will greet
the 32 World Cup finalists in
2010 will be very different from
the one that spawned Africa's
First professional, but whites-
only, soccer league in 1958.
Black footballers played for
separate clubs and in separate
competitions and were often
banned from using municipal
Occasional challenge
games between leading black
and white clubs had to be
played in neighboring
countries like Lesotho and
Almost two decades later,
soccer became the first. team
sport to break down racial
barriers, more than a decade
before the end of
institutionalized apartheid.
First, representative teams
from the country's four separate
racial groups blacks,

coloureds (mixed-race), Indians
and whites played each other
in a government-sanctioned
tournament but crowds were
still segregated along racial lines.

It was only when white
clubs started to suffer financial
hardship with a decline in
attendances that the two racially
divided leagues amalgamated in
1977 into a single entity that
continues to this day. .
Then South African soccer's
leadership, a diverse group
drawn from all racial groups,
was an anomaly at a time of the
Soweto riots and heavy-handed
.repression of the country's
majority black population.
The release of Nelson
Mandela from jail in February
1990 and the African National
Congress' decision to ask for an
end to the long-standing sports
boycott of the country
precipitated South Africa's
return from almost three decades
of isolation.
FIFA fast-tracked South
Africa's return in 1992, two
years before the country's
first democratic elections.
South Africa were given a
belated slot in the African
qualifiers for the 1994 World
Cup, after the withdrawal of Sao
Tome e Principe, and played
their first official international
on July 7 1992 when they beat
Cameroon 1-0 in Durban.
Initially, South Africa
struggled to catch up to the
developments in the modern
game but turned the comer after
winning the African Nations
Cup in 1996 as hosts.
Bafana Bafana, as the
national side are nicknamed,
have since competed at two
successive World Cup finals and
qualified for all Nations Cups
tournaments since 1996.
But the football association
continues to be blighted by
incompetence, emphasised just
days before yesterday's vote
when it was revealed that
players had not received
promised payments for
competing at January's Nations
Cup finals in Tunisia.
There are now more than
50 South African foothallers
playing for clubs in Europe
and North America, drawn
from all sectors of the
country's multi-cultured
-axemy W. ",~

SOUTH Africa won the 1996 African Nations Cup on home

in South Africa townships

hugging strangers before running
towards a big screen carrying
the announcement live from
Fireworks and streamers
shot into the air moments later.
"It's the best thing that's
happened in my whole life.
Even if I had to die now, I'd go
.flying to my God and say
thanks," 69-year-old Yuyiswa
Makwakwa said as she danced
"I want to see South Africa
play England. We played them
and they beat us. Now we must
beat them."
England have played
South Africa twice in
international friendlies
winning 2-1 in both 1997 and

After the announcement
revellers with cool boxes full of
beer streamed out of their homes
to celebrate. Rock music blasted
out, while people danced on the
grass under a cloudless autumn
Elated soccer fans drove
aroimd suburbs rich and poor,
waving flags from minibuses,
trucks and car windows.
At an intersection near
Soweto's massive Chris Hani
Baragwanath hospital, hundreds
gathered, cheering and blowing
plastic horns, known to soccer
fans as vuvuzelas, and motorists
spun round in circles honking
their horns.
South Africa President
Thabo Mbeki, sporting a
baseball hat and sombre suit,

By Alistair Thomson

SOWETO, South Africa,
(Reuters) Spontaneous
jubilation erupted in South
Africa's teeming black
townships yesterday and
motorists honked with joy in
major cities as their country
won the right to stage the
soccer World Cup in 2010.
The game's ruling body
FIFA chose South Africa ahead
of Morocco and Egypt to stage
the world's most popular single
sports event for the first time
on the African continent.'
At a packed open-air
concert venue in the sprawling
Soweto township outside
Johannesburg, hundreds of fans
jumped in the air screaming and

SOUTH Africans celebrate in central Johannesburg yesterday, after hearing that the
country had won the right to stage the soccer World Cup in 2010. The game's ruling
body FIFA chose South Africa ahead of Morocco and Egypt to stage the world's most
popular sporting event, for the first'time on the African continent. (REUTERS/Juda

By Mark Gleeson

ZURICH, (Reuters) South
Africa's elder statesman
Nelson Mandela handed out
some sage advice for his vic-
torious countrymen as well
as the vanquished in
yesterday's vote 'to decide the
host of the 2010 World Cup
The 85-year-old, part of
South Africa's victorious team in
Zurich yesterday, said he "felt
like a young man of 15" after
his country won a 14-10 vote
over Morocco in the decision by
the executive committee of
world soccer's governing body
But he told South Africans
to "accept the vote with humil-
ity because we are all equal."
"The beauty of this victory
is that we were dealing with
highly capable competitors who
made it difficult for us to fore-
cast what the result would be,"
he said amid chaotic scenes of
celebration minutes after South
Africa was named as host.
Egypt, Libya and Tunisia
were the other contenders in
the campaign, but the Egyp-
tians did not receive any
votes, Libya was disqualified
yesterday and Tunisia with-
drew on Friday.
Former South Africa presi-
dent Mandela, who spent 27

years in jail during the apartheid
era, thanked "all those who sup-
ported us and we say to those
whose hopes have not been
realized here, they must not be
"It only means that the
next time when you compete
you may be more lucky than
we are. We wish you well," a
frail Mandela added.
The presence of Mandela
and two fellow South Africans

who have also won the Nobel
Peace Prize former president
FW de Klerk and Archbishop
Desmond Tutu was impor-
tant in yesterday's win, said the
country's foreign minister
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zumna.
"We are all very happy
for South Africa but we must
emphasise that this is a win
for Africa. The whole conti-
nent gets to host the World
Cup in 2010," she added.

urn WA

FORMER South African President Nelson Mandela (L)
jokes with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter after the
announcement that South Africa won the bid to host the
2010 Soccer World Cup, in Zurich, yesterday. FIFA's
Executive Committee chose South Africa on the first
round of voting ahead of Morocco and Egypt (REUTERS/
Andreas Meier)

threw his arms up in delight
when he heard the
announcement rebroadcast on a
giant television screen outside
the ornate Union Buildings in
Pretoria,. the seat of
"Let's all go out and
celebrate," he declared, raising a
glass of champagne to a huge
cheer from a large crowd.

Crowds of thousands
turned out to celebrate in
Johannesburg, Cape Town and
south of Pretoria, representing
South Africa's white, black and
other ethnic groups.
"It's absolutely awesome
... I've just been in tears,"
said Lucille Onofri, a white
South African, as she
watched the announcement
on a big screen in an
upmarket shopping centre.
Political parties, across the
board welcomed the news.
"This has been a struggle
that has taken seven years,"
Mbeki told the public
broadcaster SABC, praising the
solid support from all races in
South Africa's 'rainbow nation'
of 45 million.
"We are going to party now,
we are going to the shebeens
(local bars). My whole family is
going to celebrate," said Erefaan
Agamoedien, a 36-year-old taxi
Mbeki flew back to watch
the announcement in South
Africa after presenting the bid
to FIFA in Zurich at the head
of a star-studded delegation that
included anti-apartheid icon
Nelson Mandela and fellow
Nobel Peace laureate
Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
He said South Africans
must remain united and ensure
they give the 32 teams and
millions of fans that will
converge on the country in six
years time "an excellent.
"I am quite certain that in
2010 an African team will win
the World Cup. Let's all go
out and celebrate ... Forward
to 2010!" added Mbeki.
Pandemonium broke out at
Cape -Town's Good Hope
Centre sports stadium where up
to 3 000 screaming and shouting
people hugged each other, some
crying with emotion.

It was a far cry from four
years ago when South Africa
lost out to Germany by a single
vote to stage the 2006 event.
This time, despite a FIFA
technical report placing the country
at the top of five bidding African
nations, South Africans were not
taking anything for granted.
But they were ready to
pour out on to the streets
waving flags and dancing with
joy moments after FIFA
President Sepp Blatter
announced the winning bid.
The biggest parties were
in townships like Soweto,
where soccer has a near
religious following among
the black majority, for whom
the world's most popular
sport is a welcome diversion
from problems ranging from
crime and unemployment to
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Windies scrape

home by one wicket

higher Under-19 category, 15-
year-old Kristian Jeffrey put
up a good fight but it was not
enough to get past Caribbean
Under-17 champion Damien
Da Silva in the fourth round
of the Woodpecker Products
National Junior Squash
Championships at the
Georgetown Club, Friday.
The more experienced Da
Silva, now a.bona fide Under-
19 player, had Jeffrey running
around the court while he
basically controlled play from
the-centre of the court.


By Leeron Brumell

THE first junior team to
leave these shores under the
new administration of the
Guyana Table Tennis
Association (GTTA) is
expecting a good medal haul
at the Latin American Youth/
Junior championships; which
serves off today in Venezuela.
Newly elected president
Owen John, father of Caribbean
number two junior seed,
Michelle John, said the team is
made up of some of the very
'best juniors the country has to
offer and said he is expecting
them to hold their own and bring
back some medals. They are
more disciplined and their
practical game has improved
under Chinese coach Zhou Ping
and national coach Linden
Johnson, who was a last-minute
change for Godfrey Munroe as
the coach/manager of the team.
"They are more
consistent and much more
serious and are accustomed
to working harder and I
think the team is much
Johnson is also optimistic
that the team will miedal.
"I think we could medal
because for the past couple of
months they have been working
hard, also they have been
learning and if they transfer that
learning into the game I think we
can medal."
The players will contest the
18-and-under and 12-and-under
singles, doubles and mixed

first point, but he lost the
service and Da Silva raced to
three points. The score was
locked there for six side-outs.

Da Silva moved to four and
Jeffrey tied up at that point.
However, the young player
did not add another point,.
although he broke Da Silva's
service three more times and the
game ended 9-4.
The senior player had the
service for the second game,
racing to three points, but
Jeffrey broke the service and
levelled the game.and even

Johnson opined :that had
Munroe been able to make the
team he would have boosted the
morale of the team since he
holds valuable experience that is
crucial to their development,.
but he is expecting them to play
no less than they are
The coach is also optimistic
that Caribbean number one
junior female Jody-Ann Blake
will be in top bracket since she
has consistently been
improving, likewise Matthew
Khan who heads the Under-21
male team. He said the 21-and-

WEST Indies were indebted
to their last-wicket pair after
escaping with a one-wicket
win in the first one-day
international against
Bangladesh at Amos Vale in
St Vincent.
The home side seemed to
be cruising to victory in St
Vincent at 119-4 before losing
five wickets for 14 runs.
It was left to Ian Bradshaw
(12 n.o.) and Fidel Edwards (4
n.o.) to claim the last 12 runs
required after Ricardo Powell's
departure for.52 sparked a
collapse. Final scores:
West Indies 145-9 v
Bangladesh 144-8
Earlier Bangladesh
made 144-8 in their 50
overs after recovering from
The visitors almost
snatched an incredible
victory as Manjural Islam .
claimed 3-21 off his 10 t
overs and Khaled :
Mahmud weighed in with .-
Stand-in captain :'
Ramnaresh Sarwan scored
22 but with two run-outs
the Windies seemed hbnt on

under division should hold the
right competition for Khan,
Christopher Franklyn, and Orin
Hickerson, the other members of
the team.
Paul Meusa the fourth
player was unable to make
the tour.
Coming out of this
championship the players stand
the chance of acquiring player
contracts in Europe and other
countries while also possibly
qualifying for the World
Championships in Japan.
They can also acquire
training equipment to further
develop their skills.

pair saved the day.
Bradshaw, who also took 2-
11 in the Bangladesh innings,
was named man-of-the-match.
Bangladesh lost two wickets
in their opening over but went.
on to bat out the 50 overs.
A 62-run partnership
between Khaled Mashud and
Mohammad. Rafique frustrated
the West Indies bowlers.
Sarwan exhausted his best
bowlers early on and had to
resort to using part-timers Chris
Gayle and Dwayne Smith.

Bangladesh had sh 3-

The 10 countries
participating .are. hosts:
Venezuela, Chile who have been
a dominating force in the region,
Colombia, El Salvador, Brazil,
Argentina, Guatemala, Peru,
Mexico and Guyana.
Blake leads both the U-18
and U-21 and U-15 divisions
consisting of Michelle John,
Trenace Lowe and Delicia
Zach Gonsalves, Jonathan
Sankar and Marion Joseph
make up the 18-and-under
boys' team. Edhino Lewis was
unable to make the tour. The
team returns on May 23.

NAT IIU RAL junior ream wnn managericoaun -inluein uuiiJoll
departure. (Quacy Sampsorl photo)

was caught at slip off paceman
Tino Best and captain Habibul
Bashar was lbw next ball.
Worse was to come as Fidel
Edwards marked his opening
over by dismissing Manjural
Islam for a single.
Mohammad Ashraful and
Rajin Saleh then put on 38 for
the fourth wicket before they
too gave their wickets away.
But Mashud, 30e and
Rafique, 32, steered Bangladesh
to a respectable total.
. Best, making his one-day
debut, finished with figures of
4-35 off his 10 overs.
The second match of the
series is on today. (BBC

S.Hossaln c Gayle li Best 0
M.Islam lbw b Edwards 1
H.Bashar Ibw b Best 0
R.Saleh c Jacobs b Bradshaw 20
M.Ashraful c Jacobs b Edwards 17
A.Kapall c Best b Bradshaw 5
M.Rahmanc Joseph b Best 13
K.Mashud not out 30
K.Mahmud b Best 0
M.Raflque not out 32
Extras (lb-8, w-17, nb-1) 26
Total: (for eIght wickets,
50 overs) 144
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 1-0,3-5,4-43,5-
Bowling::Best 10-1-35-4, Edwards
10-0-24-2, Bradshaw 10-4-11-2,
Bravo 10-2-20-0, Smith 3-0-16-0 (nb-
1), Gayle 7-0-30-0.
C.Gayle c K.Mashud b T.Baisya 0


R.Powell b K.Mahmud: .
S.Joseph c K.Mashud
b K.Mahmud .
S.Chanderpaul Ibw b M.Isam ;
R.Sarwan c M.Rahman b R.Saleh .
D.Bravo run-out (M.Raflque) 10.
D.Smlth stp.K.MashudJi M.Isan'"3,
R.Jacobs run-out (M.lslam) ;
I.Bradshaw not out ,, -
F.Edwards not out .
Extras: (lb-2,w-9, nb-l): ,'
Total: (for nine wickets,4 : ^
Fall of wickets: 1-7,2-4
5-119,6l5,7-126, 7 -4;1 :,.t.
Bowling: Tapash Bal.ysl -
Mushflqur Rahman 6-0- u
Khaled Mahmud 10-3- 'j
Mohammad Raflque 0.4'
Manjural Islam 10-2-214,;
Kapali 3-0-16-0, RalnSalel^
11-1. ..6 _

ICC cricket

committee proposes

radical innovations
THE International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket committl e.
has proposed a number of radical innovations to the game It i
its two-day meeting in Dubai. Among the changes suggested, '
all of which will first be trialled in domestic competitions, are:'
Allow the batting team to nominate the 15 overs in which ;
fielding restrictions, for one-day games would apply. The overs
would not have to be bowled consecutively...
Select 12 players for each game, with only 11 batting and
fielding. ". '
Disallow overthrows resulting from the ball hiting the bats-
man, and only allowing overthrows when the ball hits the.stumps.
*-Allow a baseball-style 'double play', in which the ball re-
mains live after the dismissal of a batsman, allowing the other bats-
man also to be dismissed during the same phase of play.
The 12-a-side format has already been implemented in Austra-.
lia in their domestic one-day competition they switched back to ,
11 per team last season after experimenting with an extra player '
for a couple of years.
Meanwhile, the idea of modifying the 15-over fielding re-
strictions in one-dayers has often been mooted by expsir -
most notably -by Martin Crowe to bring back some eiltl- 'i-
ment into the middle overs of a one-day international. ,,. .t
SThe cricket committee also recommended some changes IpJ&e -.
current playing conditions: .
The minimum number of overs required to constitute an QDI
be rediaed from 25 to 20
If playing time is lost due to any reason the amount of time.':
lost.should be made up, rather than the number of overs. Currently, '
theiplaying conditions specify that the time lost should be con-
vert into overs at four minutes per over which should then be
made lup pver .the subsequent days.
It. was also suggested that in case of ODIs where no play is
posi ile, the match would enter the record books if the toss had
taken place. Also, in matches that had a reserve day, there would
be no provision for a re-toss on that day if the toss had already
taken place on the previous one.
S Tie committee also studied, and proposed further trials;
to the experiment of having tramlines drawn on the pitch and
providing the umpires with earpieces attached to the staump
*microphones. (Wisden Cricinfo)
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Junior Latin American team

expecting good medal haul





Hamilton. Manroo favourites to takeA .

Three-Stage title ...

By Leeron Brumell

TYRONE Hamilton and
Stephen Mangroo will be
blazing the trail today to
determine the winner of
Guyana's premier cycling
event, the 22nd annual
Three-Stage cycle road
race, when the third and
final stage pedals off from
Kara Kara, Linden. They
both smashed records in
the first and the second
stages of the event.
Hamilton, second to
Mangroo in the first stage,
turned the tables by winning the
second stage by some five
metres in a time of 2:31.07 with
Christopher Gonsalves trailing
in for the third position.
Top names in the event,
Hamilton and Mangroo,.
preceded by the wailing of
sirens of Police escorts, were
neck and neck in the sprint, but
Hamilton, proving stronger and
with more stamina, raised his
hands in celebration after his
worthy opponent 'chucked' the
All were given the same
timing since one official said
they started the sprint some
200m up Carifesta Avenue
together. However others

thought differently, since
Gonsalves had dropped in the
sprint and finished more than
ten metres behind.
The previous record was
Raymond Newton, who
finished in the second bunch,
and Gonsalves claimed two of
the six prime prizes up for
grabs in the second stage
while Hamilton and Mangroo
had one each.

By Mike Collett

ZURICH, (Reuters) South
Africa celebrated one of the
greatest days in its history
yesterday as it won the right
to stage the first soccer World
Cup to be held in Africa in
A strong bid based on
modern telecommunications,
sophisticated infrastructure and
impressive stadiums persuaded
the 24 executive committee

Mangroo, who resides in
Trinidad and Tobago, claimed
the first stage in a time of
1:40.12.76, followed by
Hamilton, 1:40:21.06 and young
Gerald Fowler 1:41.02.30.
The previous record of one
hour and 47 minutes was set
over seven years ago by Alex
Seconds separate the two

(Please see page 22)

members of FIFA, world
soccer's governing body, to
award the finals to South
The World Cup is the
biggest sporting event outside
the Summer Olympics and
staging the 32-team tournament
will test South Africa's expertise
to the highest level.
Former president Nelson
Mandela, who was an
ambassador for the bid, said
last week that hosting the
finals would be a perfect gift
as South Africa celebrates 10
years of democracy.
He said it would add three
billion rand ($423 million) to the
economy and create more than

150 000 jobs in a country where
unemployment is over 30 per
cent and poverty is rife.
South Africa
controversially lost out by a
single vote to Germany four
years ago in the race to stage
the 2006 finals.
This time there was no
heartbreak just the sound of
ecstatic cheering and horn-
blowing at Zurich's World Trade
Centre from South African
supporters as FIFA president
Sepp Blatter revealed the
winning name from a large white

In South Africa there was an

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter announces that South
Africa has won the right to host the 2010 Soccer World
Cup, in Zurich, yesterday. FIFA's Executive Committee
chose South Africa on the first round of voting ahead of
Morocco and Egypt (REUTERS/Ruben Sprich)

FORMER South African President Nelson Mandela (L)
holds up the World Cup Trophy as Irvin Khoza, South
Africa's Bid Chairman looks on, after FIFA President
Joseph Blatter announced that they will host the 2010
Soccer World Cup, yesterday. (Andreas Meier/Reuters)

outpouring of delight throughout
the country. Following the end
of the racist, apartheid era and
release of Mandela, South
Africans were celebrating
another landmark in their
South Africa's victory was
secured in the first round with
14 votes against 10 for
Morocco, which thereby failed
in its fourth bid to stage the
Egypt, the third bidding
nation, received no votes
although its final presentation
on Friday, and which included
actor Omar Sharif, was praised
by Blatter as the best of the four
they saw.

Tunisia withdrew on Friday
when FIFA turned down a plan
to co-host with Libya, while
Libya's bid was disqualified
yesterday over a legal dispute
regarding visa issues.
While the Moroccans.
Egyptians, Libyans and
Tunisians were left to ponder
what might have been, Souih
Africans were rejoicing for what
will be.
"Thank you, FIFA. Thank
you Sepp Blatter," said Irvin,
Khoza, chairman of South
Africa's bidding committee.
"This is for Africa. This is the
people of the world voting for

(Please see page 22)

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'Out of Water' exhibition
the Cara Lodge Thursday, j
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steelpan renditions of Roots
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M OST of us
carr y
tension in
our bodies
all the time. It's so familiar
that it 'feels like home'. I
remember giving a massage
to one client who laid on my
couch rigid with chronic
tension, saying "This is so
great I haven't felt this
relaxed in ages." She meant
It; but she had no body-
memory of what deep
relaxation really feels like.
(Two years of regular
treatments later, her capacity
to relax was transformed, and
she almost had to be peeled
off the couch).
When we are habitually
mentally stressed, there is
always a reflection of that stress
in our bodies: tense shoulders'

and neck. headaches, aching
back, upset stomach, eczema,
insomnia the list is long. One
thirty-year old man, recently
promoted, felt things were going
pretty well except for his
stomach. I asked him what he
meant; "Well," he said with
some embarrassment, "it's
ridiculous. I have an upset
stomach all the time I have to
know where the nearest men's
room is or I get really anxious."
I've noticed time and again
that hard-working, dedicated
people regard physical ailments
as "My body's letting me down
- it's a real nuisance." They will
do their best to keep motoring
through relentless hours, trying
to ignore the physical
disco-iifort. This is an attitude
based on ignorance, which is not
only disrespectful to your

miraculous and hard working
body; it's potentially dangerous
to your health. Sadly, people
who are over-attached to this
attitude can even pay with their
life that's how seriously you
should take this.
Your body is potentially
your most trustworthy
messenger. Trust it, and begin to
listen to what it's telling you.
Ignoring your body's messages
is like receiving important
documents through the mail and
throwing away the envelopes
unopened. The man with the
unreliablee' stomach realized how
anxious he'd been feeling. There
was an aspect of his new job
that he didn't fully understand;
he hadn't wanted to ask his
manager for fear of looking
foolish and incompetent, and
also he was working such long
hours that he was tense with
fatigue, which, in turn, had an

By Sherry Dixon

frequency and intensity of
the problem, outside the

4. Over the next four
weeks, monitor your body
carefully and make a note of
when these minor ills arise.
Analyse the stress-link: what's
been gong on in your life?

5. Ask yourself: what are
these ailments telling me? What
does my body need me to do?
Then vow to make one specific
change to the way in which you
handle \ ou life. For example,
you might decide that instead
of heading straight for the bar
after a hard day, you'd take a
long walk to energize and de-
stress, go to the gym or take a
yoga class. It's whatever works
.best for you. The important
thing is that you make the
change and stick with it.


Immune system: You

have a reduced resistance to
infection, allergies and get
cold sores on your mouth.
Respiratory System:
Asthma, sore throats, sinus
problems, and tendency to
bronchitis or chest
infections Nervous system:
Fatigue, trembling, excessive
sweating, dizziness,
restlessness, migraines, and
Digestive System: Mouth
ulcers, stomach ulcers,
heartburn, indigestion, nausea,
diarrhoea, constipation,
haemorrhoids, flatulence.
belching, colitis, and irritable
bowel syndrome
Cardiovascular system:
Palpitations,' high blood
pressure, chest pains, heart
attacks, dizziness, fainting.
* Musculoskeletal System:
Stiffness, shoulder and neck
pain backache, and headaches.
Hormonal System: PMT,
irregular menstruation, and low
S kin and Hair:
Ec z ema,
alopecia (ndfn-
hereditary hair loss)

adverse impact on his home life.
Eventually. he found a way of
speaking to his manager, which
resolved much of the anxiety,
and he made a decision to leave
work on time three days a week
- a positive outcome that came
from listening to his body.
people have their
own 'pattern' of
minor ills that
surface under
pressure, for- example, they
might get one or more
symptoms, such as headaches,
digestive problems, backache,
insomnia or eczema. Make a
note of your own pattern of
physical reactions to stress.
Once you learn to recognize the
signs, you will be in a position
to manage your stress levels
before your health is
undermined. Try the suggested
Plotting Your Body Map below
to help raise your awareness of
your body.


The focus of this exercise
is to make you more aware of
your minor ailments what
they are, when you tend to
have them, and why so that
you can create better stress-
release strategies and make
them part of your life.

1. Draw a large, simple
outline of your body. This is
your body map.

2. Now sit quietly for a
few minutes with
your eyes closed.
Take your whole
attention into your
body and analyse
how it has felt to
live in it lately.
Begin at the top of
your head. Scan
every part, asking
yourself 'Do I ever
have problems with this
part of me?' Without
judgement, mentally log even
the little things: eyestrain, a
tight neck, backache, and an
upset stomach, whatever it may

3. When you have
finished, open your eyes.
Take a pen and on your body
map circle the parts of your
body where you habitually
experience problems. Note
any other relevant
information, such as thie


Ministry of Agriculture

National Drainage and Irrigation Board

Invitation to Tender

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Ministry of Agriculture invites tenders from suitably qualified
and experienced contractors to execute the following Works:

(1) Rehablitation of Nos. 51/52 Main Drain from Su T
Budh Poilder Crown Darm, Corentyne, Berbice, Region No. 6.
(!i) Rehabilitation of the East Demerara Water Conservancy Embankment
between Flagstaff (Cane Grove) and Ann's Grove, East Coast Demerara,
Region No. 4.
(iii) Rehabilitation of the East Demerara Water Conservancy Embankment
between Ann's Grove and Annandale, East Coast Demerara, Reglqit NQ~

2. Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Office of the National Drainage and Irnigation Board, Ministry
of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee
of five thousand dollars ($5 000) in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture.
3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no Identification of the Tenderer and
marked on the top left hand comer Tender for........".
Tenders shall be addressedto:

Central Tender BoarI
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets
and deposited in the Tender Box at the above address no later than 09:00 hours on Tuesday, May 25,

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at
09:00 hours on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 in the Boardroom of the Central Tender Board, Ministry of
Finance at the above address.
5. All bids must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the Manager of the National
Insurance Scheme and the Commissionerof the Inland Revenue Department.
6. The Central Tender Board reserves the right to reject any or all tenders without assigning any reason
whatsoever and not necessarily to award tothe lowest tender.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

Sunday Chronicle May 16, 2004

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TODAY, we take a
closer look at the
origins .and
properties of a
.beverage we are all familiar with
- tea with emphasis on
purported health benefits. The
tea plant belongs to the Camellia
family (Camellia Sinensis)
which is indigenous to China
and northern India. The plant
requires a warm, wet climate
with at least 50 inches (135 cm)
of rain a year and well-drained
soil and grows at varying
altitude up to 7,000 feet. The
quality of tea depends on
climatic conditions. At higher
altitudes the growth of the
plants is slower and the crops
smaller, but the quality will
generally be better.


Tea plants now grow in
about 30 countries throughout
the world. However, while the
best quality teas today come
from Sri Lanka (Ceylon tea) and
India, China is credited with
originating tea cultivation.
According to Chinese
mythology, in 2737 BC the
Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung,
scholar and herbalist, was sitting
beneath a tree while his servant
boiled drinking water. A leaf
from the tree dropped into the
water and Shen Nung decided to
try the brew. The tea was a wild
tea tree. He found the brew
delightful and a tradition was
born. The modem term 'tea'
derives from early Chinese
dialect words such as Tchai,
Cha and Tay used both to
describe the beverage and the
From the earliest times, tea
was renowned for being a
healthy, refreshing drink. By the
third century AD, many stories
were being told and some written
about tea and the benefits of tea
drinking, but it was not until the
Tang Dynasty (618 AD 906
AD) that tea became China's
national drink and the word ch'a
was used to describe tea.


There are four main teas in
the world White, Green,
Black and Oolong teas. They
are distinguished from each
other mainly by the method of
processing. After being picked
from the Camellia sinensis plant,
both White and Green Teas
remains as un-oxidised teas,
Oolong Tea is partially oxidised,
and Black Tea is fully oxidised.
Oxidation occurs when
enzymes in the tea leaves are
released and the leaf responds to
the oxygen in the environment
by turning a bright copper
Specifically, White Tea is
minimalnlv nrrt-ecsed thA

or sometimes just dried. For
Green Tea, the leaves are
steamed and/or pan fried, then
they are rolled and dried. Leaves
for Oolong Tea are partially
oxidised (more than Green Tea,
less than Black Tea), then dried.
Black Tea is fully oxidised.
These differences in processing

are what give tea types their
different names and flavours.
Processing gives Black Tea a
more full-bodies and robust
taste and Green Teas a more
delicate, 'fresh taste, while
Oolong Teas fall somewhere in
between. Since only the tips are
used and the processing is
minimal, White Tea has the
most delicate flavour of all.


Studies into the effects of
tea have progressed far in recent
years, and scientific research is
now confirming what 4,000
years of folklore and medical
practice in Asia claimed, i.e.,
that green tea is a key element
in achieving and maintaining
good health, with varied and
wide-ranging benefits. What
Asians have known for centuries
about drinking green tea can now
profit the entire world.'


Although oxygen is
necessary for human life, it can
be a harmful agent in the form
of active or free radical oxygen.
Active oxygen can combine with
anything in the body and oxidise
it with consequent destruction
of cell membranes, damage to
DNA, and oxidation of lipids
(fats). All of these can lead to
So how can we prevent all
of this unnecessary oxygen?
The antioxidant properties of
tea hav- t hon "-hcni,-n to

leaves are oily lightlyy steameIiid --effifciently scavenge these

toxins. The antioxidant
properties of tea also help
prevent the build up of
atherosclerotic plaque which is
involved in the blockage of
Recent studies have shown
that Green Tea has far greater
antioxidant protection than the

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well known polyphenols and
antioxidant vitamins such as, C
and E. The quantity of
polyphenols, also known as
flavonoids, in a cup of tea is
substantial, with nearly 25 per
cent of the solid content of a cup
of tea being made up of them.
When tea is brewed a substantial
proportion of these is released
into the water and consumed
when the tea is drunk.


Green Tea is very high in
the polyphenols, which give
it the anticancer effects by
blocking the formation of
cancer-causing compounds as
well as effectively detoxifying
or trapping cancer-causing
chemicals. These flavonoids
are oxidised in the
production of tea into
flavanols and other complex
The forms of cancer that tea
shows the most effect in
preventing are cancers of the
gastrointestinal tract such as
cancer of the stomach, small
intestine, pancreas and colon.
Green Tea has also
demonstrated preventative
properties against lung cancer
and estrogen-related cancers
such as most breast cancers.
Additionally, a report from the
National Cancer Institute found
that Chinese men and women
who drink green tea have a
reduced risk of developing
esophageal skin cancer.



Although cholesterol is
usually cited as the villain in
various diseases in adults, it's a
chemical that is naturally
present and necessary in our
bodies for important processes
such as manufacturing cell
membranes and fusing cells.
There is 'good' cholesterol and
'bad' cholesterol, technically
known as HDL (high density
lipoprotein) and LDL (low
density lipoprotein).
Researchers have found that
drinking green tea reduces the
level of 'bid' cholesterol (low
density lipoprotein).


High llood pressure is
known cause serious
problems to the vascular system
thus; contributing g to
atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis
then initiiates heart disease,
stroke and other cardiovascular
diseases. Tea, which is high in
flavonoids, has been extensively
tested arid been found to be
highly beneficial in lowering
blood pressure and aiding in the
recovery of heart attack
patients. A study conducted by

Harvard University researchers
found that those who consumed
one or more cups of black tea
per day had more than a 40 per
cent lower risk of-having a heart
attack compared to non-tea


Tea has also been shown
to have other benefits:

Tea is a rare source of
natural fluoride which inhibits
growth of oral bacteria and
enzymes responsible for dental
Tea is a rich source of
manganese, necessary for
healthy bones and of potassium
which regulates the heartbeat.
Valuable vitamins and
minerals found in tea include
vitamins Bl, B2, B6, folic acid
and calcium.
Tea has been associated
with the prevention of bad
breath (halitosis).
Tea consumption
maintains a healthy fluid
balance in the body.

Finally, a cup of tea has 50
per cent less caffeine than a cup

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Dr. M.Y. Bacchus Accepted
Dr. Jeewan Balram Accepted
Dr. WalterA. Chin Accepted
Dr. Shoba R. Gobin Accepted
Dr. Hardat Persaud Accepted/
Mr. Deendyal Sharma Accepted
Mr. SheikAmir No Response
Dr. Gladstone Mitchell Accepted
Dr. Haydock Wilson Accepted _
Dr.CartNiamatalli No Response
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of coffee and Green Tea has
about half the caffeine of Black
Tea. Note that herbal tea has no
caffeine at all. Therefore if you
are trying to reduce your
caffeine intake, tea is a good
On the negative side, tea
contains tannins which inhibit
iron absorption. This inhibition
occurs not only with naturally
available iron, that is, iron found
in foods, but also with iron
found in supplements. It is thus
not recommended to take iron-
rich foods or iron tablets with
tea (or coffee either as this also
contains tannins). To add to
this, if milk is added to the tea,
the calcium found in milk will
also bind to the iron and will
add to the reduction in iron
absorption. For persons at risk
of anemia, tea should therefore
be drunk between meals rather
than with food.
For the most part though,
not only is tea soothing and
delicious, but it is healthy too.
Tea can be considered
'therapy in a cup', a way to
sort out and think through
problems. As in all things jn
life though, it should be done
in moderation.

Panu earm IV .c M.

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S'Invitation to a dance;1

opens Tuesday
AN exhibition titled 'Invitation to A Dance' which celebrates the work of veteran Guyanese
artist, Emerson Samuels A.A., opens at the National Gallery of Art, Castellani House,
Vlissengen Road on Tuesday at 17:00 hrs.
Samuels died unexpectedly in New York last August atathe age of seventy-five.
I e was highly regarded and respected in the artists' community for his contribution of more
than 50 years in the fields of fine art, teaching, graphic art and illustration.
According to the National Gallery, Samuels was noted for his oil paintings executed in a fresh
palette of colours, for his skills in watercolour, pastel, and drawing, and for his place in the distinc-
tive second generation of Guyanese art, alongside colleagues such as Ron Savory, Stanley Greaves,
Mike Leila, Alvin-Bowman and Patrick Barrington, with whom he co-exhibited in important exhi-
bitions in the late 1950's and early 1960's in Georgetown.
Samuels made his debut on the Guyanese ar scene at the age of 21 in 1949, winning the 'Painting
of the Year' award in the Guianese Art Group's fifth annual exhibition. He subsequently won the
Burnham Gold Medal for Painting in 1961, prizes at national exhibitions in 1978 and 1982. and at
Castellani House National Drawing Competitions in 1996 and 1998.
He was awarded the Golden Arrow of Achievement (A.A.)'in 1997.
The exhibition will feature more than 40 works by Samuels including pieces in the National
Collection, the National Collection at Colgrain House, the artist's collection and private collec-
tions, and will show portraits, cityscapes, a recent series in pastels of old Georgetown, and his last
drawings of scenes in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
The exhibition will be opened on May 18 to mark International Museum Day, when museums
and galleries worldwide promote their role as preservers of heritage and culture. The theme of this
year's observance is "Intangible Cultural Heritage'.
The exhibition is open to the public from Wednesday May 19 to Saturday
July 31. Gallery hours are 10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs oh weekdays and 14:00 hrs to 18:00
hrs on Saturdays. Entrance to the gallery is free of charge.
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Tenders are invited from suitably qualified Contractors to carry out the following works:


1. The Construction of a Health Centre and Living Quarters at Eclipse Falls,
2. The Construction of a Doctor's Quarters at Port Kaituma.


1. The Construction of a Double Range Teacher's Quarters at Assakata.
2. The Construction of a Double Range Teacher's Quarters at Wallaba.
3. The Rehabilitation of Santa Cruz Health Centre,
4. The Rehabilitation of Kariakau Teacher's Quarters.


1. The Construction of a Single Range Teacher's Quarters at Lower Kaituma.
2. The Construction of a Revetment at Barabina.

The Tender Documents can be obtained from the Regional Executive Officer's office
at Mabaruma, the AREO office at Moruca and the NDC office in Port Kaituma during
normal working hours Mdnday-Friday for a non-refundable fee of $1,000.00.

Tenders must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the Tenderer
and be addressed to;

The Chairman
Regional Tender Board
Regional Administrative Office
Mabaruma, Region No. 1.

Tenders should be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Regional Administrative
Office not later than 12:00h on May 28, 2004.

All Tenders must be accompanied by valid Income Tax Compliance from the
Commissioner General, Guyana Revenue Authority and from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme. Tenderers or their Representatives may be present at
the opening of Tenders immediately after closing.

Ishwar Dass
Regional Executive Officer,
Region No. 1, Barima/Waini


I WAS married for 35 years to the most wonderful man. He was not
only my lover but also my best friend. He was so good to me. November 23,
2002, he had a massive heart attack and died within seconds. I was in shock
for days.
I made a lot of bad choices. I met a man who was nothing like me, but
made me laugh. He started doing little things for me and invited me to his
house to meet his son. We started seeing each other. On January
17, 2004, we were married, and now it is a disaster. He lives an entirely dif-
ferent life than me, and his friends are nothing like mine.
I am a Christian, and he will not even discuss going to church. We
never fight but I am very unhappy. I want out but am not sure that is what
God would want.
I don't feel we were ever married in the eyes of God. What do you think
I should do?

Glenna, a Baptist minister from Australia told us a story about a man
who was drowning in the ocean. The man prayed aloud for the Lord to
save him. Someone in a passing sailboat offered help, but the drowning
man refused because he wanted the Lord to save him.
A moment later a large plank floated past, but the man declined to swim
to it because he wanted the Lord to save him. Finally, a rescue helicopter
dropped a life ring, but the man would not use it because he wanted the
Lord to save him.
The man drowned.
When he reached heaven, the man asked the Lord why he didn't save
him. The Lord said, "Three times I sent you help, but each time you re-
fused because it didn't come in the form you wanted."
We cannot give people spiritual advice. That is not our province. But
you know what marriage is supposed to be like, and you know you will
never have that with this man. You must decide, in your heart of hearts, if
your Lord has already sent you the answer.


My girlfriend just broke up with me, and it was totally out of the blue.
It started two weeks ago when she said she was confused and needed a
little space to sort things out. We thought she was pregnant, and she said
that really made her think. The weird thing is the week before she told my
extended family she had found "the one" and would never let me go.
She is 23. She's had constant boyfriends since she was 15 and now
says she wants to be on her own for about a year and not date anyone.
She told me she loves me very much, but she needs a chance to be a single
girl and work on herself.
I just don't understand any of this at all. In a week she went from
wanting to marry me to wanting to be a single girl.


Roy, a mountain looks totally different depending on where you are. A
climber on a sheer rock face may see only a few meters of rock above and
a long fall below. A woman on the east at sunrise sees the mountain bathed
in golden light, while for a man on the west side, it is still cold and dark.
What each person sees depends on.their point of view. Let me tell you
our point of view. That was a close one! What if you had gotten married,
and she still had these doubts? What if you had two or three children, and
she had these doubts? The stakes would be higher and your loss greater.
We won't tell you our point of view is the only point of view, but it is
the only way we can view your situation.

Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964,
Springfield, MO 65801 or e-mail:

Sunday Chronicle May ,16, 2004.

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SundbV Chronicle Mav 46, 004

dis village

By Hazel Robinson

BV al yu does still throw
box? Wha?!! Yu know is box
money buy dis village yes. Ah
we fore-parents used to throw
box and when deh get de money
deh hide it under a tambrin tree
till it meet, den deh push it in a
wheel barrow fu gu gu buy
Baron. We must be thankful to
dem ole people fu how deh de-
velop B.V.
Den deh divide up de
backdam and plant it up. All
kinda ting use fu come outa deh.
Yu know de had some people
who neva wuk no way else but
back dam? Some dat I can
rememba off hand are PaPa
Charlie, PaPa Harris, Jan Sebun,
dem Slow boys Garim and
Paul, PaPa Jimmy, Shakie, John
Malullu and Diddie, Mr. Calder,
Mr. Ifill, Mr. Allen, PaPa Azore,
King-A-De-Road, Henry Fowl
and plenty mo. Den deh had
some who use fu wuk somewhe
else but used fu plant up de
beds Dem Nero, dem Todd,
Contro, PaPa Charlie Yaw and

dem. Yu know something, dem
same beds still deh down deh
only a wait fu ahwe gu back to
dem and dem land really fertile.
Leh me gi yu a lil joke fu
*leh yu know how ahwe land
good: A man use to plant down
in de back dam, su dis day, he
seh he guh boil lil cassava and
catch two fish and wuk up. He
put de cassava in de wata by
de time he turn rung fu gu gu
catch de fish something tel eh fu
check de pat, he seh de cassava
bail su saff dat he couldn't eat
it with fish no mo, so he just
add lil milk and suga and turn it
to cassava pap. Before a come
off dis ah gat fu talk lil bout
Shakie we all know bout'he
clothes and how white he foot
used to be-white, white, but dem
man now caan du business like
Shakie deh does hustle any-
thing, but boy Shakie was a co-
conut man. Ya could get a co-
conut any time from Shakie... .
Ah talk bout Paul Slow as
a farmer but a guess most ah
alyu know that he was a Village
Chairman tu. Yes, he, James

Ogle, Cyril Duncan, H.B.
Persaud,'Surat, Jan Ali, Mr.
Nestor, Mr. Pompey dem man
da was village fathers, deh de
know dis village, de back dam
and de rules good, good. Them
used to solve any village prob-
lem and mek sure that dis vil-
lage develop. Deh use fu mek
sure de trenches dig out and
cleaned, de succa drains used to
be dug and is shovel man used
to dig dem drains. Dem de sani-
tary use fu come rung and mek
, sure yu digging yu drain yu
yard. Dem ting can start back.
B.V. gat a good drainage system,
but ahwe gat fu get back to de
shovel man dem fu dig out de
drains then yu gon see how de
drainage gon wuk.
Talking bout sanitary com-
ing rung rememba how people
used to come round and spray
de toilet (latrine) and de yard
and we neva used to get so
much ah mosquito and de wata
neva used fuh get mosquito
worms. Nothing like dah don
happen now, su mosquito tear-
ing we skin, dem man big, big -

Dr. Dent RTRANDvi S eUR D

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and assiduous observation. It is by mean s o ti rcieta sal opo pl

chnei abd artt at is a rsl filesori r.S m fhse odtos hae xoi
name lik pitriass I'iba .lar s advruiomxnhon.Iwlhw vrda ihtem r

commn whte lsion of he oal mcosa whih ma becnvei enl iie noto0,11s
1. Tosetha canotbe craed of~krattic eaily an
2.Toeta a escape ofeaS
Th aiu oousadhe swela h hsca perneoth rl 1.csa r eltd
inpr.t h ehnclinlecso atcto. Sufcsep edtvio ustm laonb
the hewn- f had ad rLl~ foo repon byformng hicer oatig o keati anddene fbre

deh does try fu stand up to yu
Dis village had some brite,
brite people too yu know. Yes!
People like Ceceline Baird,
Glaston Wilson (CoCo), C.V.
Mingo, Prem Persaud, Teacher
Ivy Paul, Teacher Blanche, Joe
Henry, Ole man Nestor, Dis-
perser Strawn, Teacher Bertie,
Teacher George McDonald,
Teacher LuLu, Teacher Louisa,
the Ogle sisters Lucille and
Olga, Teacher Jean and Joyce.
Ah sure yu know some mo."
Some a dem use fu help a lat a
people. Yes Teacher Ivy and
Teacher LuLu had lessons dat
plenty ahwe pass through and
come out good. What about all
dis fuss bout Kindergarten
School this village had dat a lang
time ago. Bet yu caan tell me
who used fu keep de school.
Ahh! Alyu rememba? Teacha
May, boy. She use to walk rung
and collect all dem lil pickney
and carry dem and teach dem

nuf nuf ting. (Al yu eva gu pun
wan good wake or Que Que and
hear demboy sing bout Teacha
May (Teacha May seh clap
yu .......... han, well ah de
same Teacha May deh does sing


When I look at TV and com-
pare it wid lang time when dah
. din deh bout, I does smile. Dem
ting wah ah show caan mo bad
dan dem nancy story ahwe used
to hear, dem joke ahwe use fu
get wid people like Shakie, Salt
Pipe, Jahn Malullu, Yangoor
(Govna), Rachell, Cadurie,
Mens (Wood Pecker or Running
dalla), King-A-De-Road,
Bowan, Scarlet, Gallon, Jan
Sibun, Linvern and dem. Look
how history does repeat itself. wha different Quamina
ah du from wha Cent Suga used
to du none. Quamina does

walk to town every day Cent
Suga used to du dat, she does
buse when yu trouble he. Oh!
Oh! Ah now find something dif-
ferent Quamina does walk wid
couple bottle and a lil bag, but
Cent Suga used to walk wid a
hole set ah ting, must be every-
thing she had. Talk bout walk
wid everything yu gat who
can beat Gart? But dat is 'an-
other story all together.
Ah know nuff ah alyu caan
rememba or don't know bout
moonlight baby. Well leh me tell
yu wha that was A man used
to lie down pan de ground and
he fren dem used fu put broken
bottles (de white or shining
ones) rung he so when he get up
de image of a man lying on dd
ground lef deh. Dis used to be
made on moonlight nights espe-
cially when de yard had fruit
trees dat dem boy-wanted to
raid, or if de wanted to frighten
somebody who had to pass that
way. People does hardly enjoy
moonlight now, sometimes deh
don't even know is moonlight,
if they .do they would take a
walk or so, but- we used to get
What about bush cook?
That used to be real fun.
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by Norman Faria

A few years back,
copies of the
British maga-
zie 'Which?' from the Bar-
bados public library.
Owned and produced by
the Consumers' Association in
the UK, it promises to "help .
you chose the best goods and

services and avoid the worst."
Started in 1957, the monthly
carries no advertisements,
doesn't give away any 'freebies'
and every product they test is
paid for at full price.
To be sure, most of the
products and services looked at
(ranging from padlocks to bank
services) are those available on
the British market. But some
products such as electronic ap-

pliances and vehicles are sold
worldwide, including in the Car-
ibbean and Guyana. The general
analysis and advice is also use-
I hadn't read a copy of
'Which?' for 15 years or so.
Last week, I was browsing
among the magazines at the
Barbados library and there it
was, tucked away on the lower

Shell Guyana is a dynamic global company and is looking to appoint the senior leader of its Sales team,
based in Guyana..

Do you want an excellent opportunity to:
* Grow and develop yourself in the exciting world of business?
* Be a valued part of one of the most successful and respected international Oil Companies with the
,aw .l bift.u i .hr4f kfum rinn mifdni fGl .ranm?

I borrowed three back is-
sues. One had a feature story
on why organic foods cost so
much. It was interesting because
I knew Guyana is now export-
ing organically grown items
such as cacao to the UK. Or-
ganically grown basically means
food that hasn't been treated
with chemicals. Worldwide,
health conscious people are
careful about what they eat

* -*:;

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* A nihimum of three years experience in sales at a supervisory level
* A working-knowledge of PC's particularly MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook packages
* .rowledge of petroleum products or lubricants will bg a plus

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
* Communication, negotiating and attention to details skills
* Understanding of market research and brand management
* Energy and drive with a "Can Do" approach and strong self-motivational skills
* Ability to recruit, train and develop customer-oriented staff -..
" Quickly master the marketing, sales and technical aspects of-fuels and lubricants
* Ability to manage a business
* Work successfully with a team and lead and motivate a sales force
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these days. According to ray and given a choice to go
'Which?', four out of every five other offices.. I didn't get a rt
British household use organic ply to my complaint.
food every year. And three quar- To counter these'minoril
ters of that organic food comes self-interest groups, consum(
from abroad, including from rights organizations should I
Guyana. supported if they have the ii
The main aim of the article terests of everyone at heart ar
was to help readers find the complements the constructiN
lowest prices. This it did. It work of like minded institution
listed the supermarkets and Sometimes, I would read in th
shops and prices. And, com- Guyanese press of Eileen Cox
mendably, it explained why or- work. Over the last decade, th
ganic food costs more than the Guyana National Standards Bt
normal fare. Organic farming reau has been doing a splendid
techniques entail the use of natu- job to test and highlight th
ral fertilisers and fewer pesti- shortcomings of inferior gooc
cides, resulting in lower crop on the market. As more re
yields for the farmers. sources become available, moi
Identifying the sellers and advice and valuable information
.providers of items and services will be provided to the gene
to consumers is one of the big public.
reasons why the magazine is so This is, of course, in additic
popular. Not so long ago, the to the various pieces of legislitic
media, even in 'open' liberal- such as that pertaining to open
democratic societies, was scared tions of fast food outlets.
to, for example, name a store in Food inspectors recently
general surveys. The newspa- made adverse reports about
per or radio station f .ared legal number of outlets i
action. Georgetown. In one of the i,
When I was living and sues of 'Which?' that I boi
studying in Toronto in-the rowed from the library, their
1970s, I reniember the Toronto was an indepth expose of fa
Star newspaper rented a car and food outlets in the UK. The r(
had a mechanic make sure it was port said that some visited b
in perfect working condition. the magazines' investigator
One of the spark plug wires were "a hotbed of bacteria"'Tl
was, however, deliberately dis- article, entitled 'Germs to 30
connected. The car was taken noted that in excess of 100,00
around to about a dozen service in the UK contracted food po
stations (in those days, they soning annually fro -e
had mechanics'at-5 s-tationsT.- o0Trouttsrde1 e home. i yp
Only one diagnosed the real cally, the magazine's verdicti
problem and didn't charge a fee. read in part: "(City) cousci
The rest found all sorts of should publicise their inspe(
things wrong including the en- tion findings for all food prp
gine needing a major overhaul. mises. This would allow coi
The paper rightfully published sumers to make informed
the name of the station me- choices about where to buy an
chanic which found no fault. It eat food, and encourage bus
named the rest too, though not- nesses to raise their standards.
ing that the stations may sim- The argument that we ha\
ply have been over zealous to give manufacturers and tl0
rather than engaging in a willful private sector in a developing
wrong, country "a break" shouldn't ci
'Which?' regularly carries ice with anyone interested i
reviews of vehicles so that read- real development. As those ,
ers may make 'informed the cutting edge of improve
choices'. Some of the vehicle technology and design here i
showrooms are so worried they Guyana are showing, our peop
will be shamed in the magazine are no different (and hence,;
that they readily cooperate with consumers, deserving of tt
disgruntled vehicle owners who same high quality) than othe
have found a fault and who have living in more industrialist
run to the magazine, countries such as the Ul
Without vigilance and pres- Equally important is the hai
sure put on unscrupulous manu- economic reality facing us ar
facturers and service providers the challenges ahead in the ne
such as banks, they will take world trading scene. Guyar
advantage. Most of these goods and the rest of the developing
and services sellers have their world have to pay close attei
own interest groups. The law- tion to quality, innovative d(
years, dentists and doctors asso- sign and value for money.
ciations are, for example, basi- Check out 'Which?' o
cally social clubs where mem- the web
bers gossip and have drinks with . Rabib
the boys. They are also damage Bacchus, a Guyanese-Barb:
control PR outfits. dian who writes a weekly coi
I made a complaint to the summer rights column for tt
dentist group in Barbados last Daily Nation in Barbado
year. A dentist had given me a tells me that 'Consume
certain price for a simple -xtrac- Rights' magazine in the U.:
tion. But she then went and did is also worth looking at
what I thought was an unnec-
essary X-ray. The bill was three Norman Faria is
times more what I had been told Guyana's Honorary
upfront. Patients should be in- Consul in Barbados
formed beforehand about the x- Consul in Barbados

Some people hear

the ocean in a Shell;

Do you hear

the opportunity?


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N 1953, Herman husband been prepared to
S t e p h e n s sacrifice his love for poetry and
approached the elocution, the events which
court for divorce on culminated in his departure from
the grounds that his wife had his home, may not have taken
refused him marital place".
intercourse. The Court held that in
The.cotiple was married for Roman Dutch
21 years and had six children. Law, refusal of
ft was Stephens' contention m a r i t a I
that his wife's behaviour, intercourse, even
coupled with continuous without a
nagging, withdrawal from
B1 y forced the matrimonial

George Barclay

him to leave the matrimonial home. con'-tuies
home. in a I c I o u
In defence, the wife, Elsie desertion. but
Rubins Stephens, complained iddJd -
that the husband, a poet, used On the facit
to spend the greater part of his of01 thi cae. ii
nights with a woman named aI> noi
'Vera', who was fond of s..iact~rto, ,rl
elocution. pro\cd thai here
Justice Kenneth Stoby, in itas uch a
dismissing. the husband's refu-,al, or an\
petition for divorce, said among constru ciit e
other things: "It is expectinto__dieser in hA_ the .
much of a wife-for a husband to % tfe""
leave hpme regularly at nights S e n i o r
an'd spent his leisure hours in Counsel. Mr. J.
company with a lady and 0. F. Haynes,
expect to be welcomed on his (who later became
return home." Chancellor ofthe
He added: "Had the J judiciary )

26 Brickdam


List of


The* Ministry of Education once
again in 2004, is updating its list of
contractors to undertake and
complete works under the following

(1) New Works and
Rehabilitation to Buildings
(2) Building of Fence, Toilets
and Bridges
(3) Weeding and Cleaning of
(4) Bectrical Works

appeared for the petitioner,
while Mr. .E. W. Adams
appeared for the respondent.
Herman and Elsie were
married on August 6, 1932 at the
Ebenezer' A.M.E. Church,
Georgetown. At the date of the

(5) Painting
(6) Others .

Contractors can obtain
questionnaire now from

Mr. T. Persaud
21 Brickdam
Ministry of Education
free of cost

The completed questionnaire
must be deposited in the
Ministry Tender Box for opening
on the May 27, 2004.

It must be emphasized that this
listing will make contractors
eligible to undertake works for
this Ministry, starting in 2004.

All contractors are therefore
asked to comply even though
they were already listed.

Ganga Persaud
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education

marriage, he was 23 and she
was 20.
Before the marriage, the
respondent had given birth to a
child in 1930. Another child was
born in 1931. Stephens admitted
he was the "father of these
.... ,

to the case and decided what the
petitioner must prove if his-
petition was to succeed.
He disclosed that in England
law, it is generally recognized
that a comprehensive definition
of desertion is not possible and
that the offence can only be

willful termination of the
joint lives of the spouses by
one spouse without due cause
and without the consent of
the other spouse". The
editors of Rayd'en on Divorce,
Fifth Edition, page 101 says:
"Desertion is the separation

After the marriage, tour established by reference to me of one spouse from me oiner
children were born to them, the falts of the case and the with the intention on the part
last being in 1941, so that over circumstances of the parties: of the deserting spouse ol
a period of 12 years, the wife He pointed out that the bringing cohabitation
gate birth to six children. editor of Phillips'.Divorce permanently to qn end
Before making an. specific Practice, Fourth Edition, at without reasonable cause and
findings of fact'. he Judge page 17 says: "Desertion Pleas
aderted to the law applicable 'arises *vhen there has been a f ffIf llU P XV



The Government of Guyana (GOG), Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
and the Government of Canada through the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) has recently signed an agreement to finance
several projects under the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Fifth
Programme. Construction of the sub-projects is expected to be implemented
in 2004/2005. The sub-projects consist primarily of buildings and other civil
works aimed at improving the social and economic infrastructure.
The Basic Needs Trust Fund invites tenders for the following sub-projects:
1. Lower Bonasika Health Outpost Construction,
East Bank Essequlbo Reg. #3.
2. Cummings Park Squatter Settlement Water
7 EasfCoast Demerara Reg. #4.
3. Potinarau Primary/Nursery School Construction,
Upper Takatu/UpperEssequibo Reg. #9.
4. Rukumotto Primary/Nursery School -Construction
Upper TakatulUpperEssequibo Reg. #9
5. Karasabai Amerindian Training Centre
Construction Reg. #9
Tender Documents for these sub-projects can be purchased from the office of
the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, G/town for a non-refundable
fee of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), per sub-project, in the form of a
MANAGER'S CHEQUE payable to the Basic Needs Trust Fund.
Sealed tenders accompanied by valid N.I.S. and Tax Compliance Certificates
should be addressed to the Project Manager and deposited in the Tender Box
of the Basic Needs Trust Fund at 237 Camp Street, SIMAP's Building,
Georgetown on or before 10:00 am. on Wednesday, May 19, 2004.
Each tender must be placed in a separate envelope with the name of the sub-
project clearly marked on the top, left-hand comer. The envelope should in no
way identify the tenderer.
The Basic Needs Trust Fund does not bind itself to accept the lowest or anty
other tender.
Tenderers or their representatives may be present at the opening of the
tenders at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19,2004.
Project Manager
1April22, 2004

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By Carla Hay

(Billboard) Some
of today's biggest
music stars have
ignited a boom in the once-
dormant celebrity fragrance
Leading the way is Jennifer
Lopez, who has two successful
fragrance lines: Glow by J.Lo
and Still Jennifer Lopez.
Celine Dion, Thalia and
Jessica Simpson are among the
other stars who have attached
their names to fragrance
products. Britney Spears and
Beyonce will enter the
marketplace later this year.
Celebrities who launch
fragrance products almost
always have an ownership stake
in the business.

"Even if the product line
doesn't sell that well, it's a big
moneymaker for the star
because of the lucrative contract,
which usually comes with a big-
salary guarantee," says Gina Pia
Bandini, editor-in-chief of
Five years ago, the market
for celebrity fragrances was
largely inactive,
according to beauty-
industry experts.
That situation
changed with the
runaway success of
Glow by J.Lo, which debuted in
2002. Lopez's fragrances are
available mainly at specialty
stores and department stores.
"Jennifer Lopez has been
wildly successful because she's
a crossover star and she's
ubiquitous," Didi Gluck, beauty

director at Marie Claire
magazine, observes.
"A star like Jennifer
Lopez doesn't come along
.every day," adds Catherine
Walsh, senior VP of cosmetics
and American licenses at
Lancaster Group Worldwide.

"People buy these fragrances
because they like the
celebrity's personality and
lifestyle, and the fragrance
helps them get a piece of
According to Information
Resources, which tracks retail
sales of consumer goods at mass
merchants, drug stores and
supermarkets, U.S. sales of
Glow by J.Lo jumped more than
4 000 per cent at those outlets
last year. Including sales of
products sold separately and in
gift packs, Glow by J.Lo earned
more than $1.7 million in
revenue in 2003.
Information Resources does
not track sales at department
stores, where the majority of
Lopez's fragrance products are
sold. Those sales figures were
Dion launched her perfume
line last year. Celine Dion
Parfums is available at mass
merchants, drug stores and such
department stores as Sears, JC
Penney, Ulta and Kohl's.
Dion's line raked in sales of
$11.7 million in 2003, making it
the ninth-best-selling women's
fragrance of 2003 at U.S.
retailers tracked by Information
Resources. It was the only debut
fragrance line to make the top

with Coty for
her fragrance
venture, tells
Billboard: "For years we were
approached by a number of
different fragrance and
beauty companies, but it just
didn't feel natural. When we
were approached by Coty, we
really liked the way they
understood who I was as a|
-I i c W011 __QG
performer, and how I wasj
perceived in the markeL" J
Despite the success of -|
Dion's and Lopez's
products, the stars
entered the fragrance
market at a risky
T h o u g h:
fragrances remain the
biggest category in
the beauty industry.
their sales have
declined recently. .
according to NPD -
Beauty, a division of
research firm NPD JENNI
Of the three main

beauty categories -
skin care, makeup
and fragrances only
fragrances had a sales
decrease in 2003,
dipping two per cent
compared with the
previous year, to
$2.8 billion.
During the same
period, skin-care
product sales
jumped to $2 bdhon,
up six per cent from
2002, and makeup
hit $2.6 billion, up
four per cent. Not
surprisingI y,
Lopez, Spears
and Simpson
are among
t h e
celebritnies Z
extending *
brands .*
to skin
care or -

Why are fragrance
companies flocking to music
stars more than actresses or
other celebrities?
'The beauty and the music
industries are both used to
dealing with consumers who are
very fickle," notes Michael
Solomon, human sciences
professor AW M


* f.5,

imer behaviour at Auburn
university in Auburn, Ala.
Both industries
understand the value of
"striking whilee the
on is hot." Solomon
says. thereby
making them a
good fit
"It's all a
matter 0of

Cla Ires

TThe se
companies Want
celebrities whose
star is on the rise."
Distribution is
so a ke. factor In
hat respeel.
im ,,n', product
aine. D cr. r ,., '.,.
Isl, s ii Iill
aIn at- .

FIr.1.L I a ,,

to launch Dessert in April.
Dlish founder and president
Randi Shinder says the
company is somewhat of an
"It's much easier for a
celebrity to go to one of the
big beauty houses, but Jessica
chose our independent
company because she really
believes in trying something
new. She's believable for
these products because she's
also a target customer,"
Shinder said.

At least two more
celebnues will enter the
fragrance field later this
Beyonce has
Teamed with Tommy
Hiltiger Toiletries, a
division of Estee
Lauder, to launch a
news fragrance this
fall. Also due by
year's end is Spears'
ne of fragrance, skin-
care and cosmetics
products. a partnership
with Elizabeth Arden.
Industry experts predict
Beyonce's line will be the bigger
"Beyonce has more going
on with crossover appeal,"'s Bandini
says. "She's a fashion role
model, and her experience for
L'Oreal is a huge plus. From a
fashion perspective, Britney
hasn't morphed into anything
beyond being a pop princess."
Gluck also thinks Beyonce
may have the edge. "Her star is
rising faster than Britney's," she
Solomon adds, "Elizabeth
Arden and Britney Spears are a
terrible match. Britney doesn't
have the versatility to pull off
being a fashion icon, like
Madonna has. The feeling
among a lot of young people is
that Britney is over."
Elizabeth Arden president
Paul West says Spears' high
profile, along with his
company's track record
(including the success of
Elizabeth Taylor's White
Diamonds fragrance line) will
make the Spears line a hit.
"We have a long-term
plan and vision. Britney did
a lot of homework for this
fragrance. Her beauty
products will be completely
relevant to consumers."

-, pt a I rCc af..t-,r -n r an t"nmn.i ind
Better Hope North, East Coast Demerara
Tel: 220-88991220-1441

Tenders are invited forfthetuplvOfthe following

1. Approximately 500 tons of Grade A Quarry Cleaning to be
delivered within the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Area
before 15V September, 2004.
2. Approximately 200 tons of Grade A Crusher Run to be delivered
within the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Area before 15th
September, 2004.
3. Approximately 1,000 cubic yards Mix Loam and Sand (40-60) to be
delivered within the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Area
before 15t September, 2004.

PS. All materials should be delivered with trucks 10 tons or less.
Quarry Cleaning & Crusher Run to be tendered for in tons and Mix Loam and
Sand in cubic yrds.
Tenders must be submitted in a plain white envelope sealed and clearly marked:

Tenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman
Regional Tender Board
Region #4
Paradise Office
East Coast Demerara
and deposited in the Tender Box of the Regional Democratic Council Office,
Paradise on/before 27" May, 2004.

Tenders close on 27 May, 2004 at 9:30 am

T. Persaud

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evening and ends today.
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and seven portraits of Gu
A portion of the pri
Cross Convalescent H

-. .TYLE, flair, and displays of the unique bond between
mothers and daughters, were the order of the night
at the 18th annual staging of the Supa Stylistics
Mother and Daughter pageant at the National
Cultural Centre two Saturdays ago.
Eighteen pairs of mothers and daughters in junior, middle and
senior categories, shed their inhibitions and stepped into the spotlight
to wow the sizeable crowd at the Cultural Centre.
The mothers and daughters competing in the junior category party wear, the middle category showed off casual wear,
and the seniors, who were definitely the highlight of the evening,
appeared in formal wear.
The show got underway at about 20:45 hrs with an interpretive
dance 'Facets of Motherhood' by the National Dance Company. The
competition began shortly after that.
Charmain Niles and her daughter Shanique outshone four other
competitors in the junior category to take first place and are headed
for Trinidad and Tobago to celebrate their victory.
Charmain was decked out in a baby blue organza off-the-shoulder
dress with matching hand painted designs, while little Shanique wore
a beautiful blue dress with flounces.
Second and third place winners respectively were Donna
Robertson and Collisa, and Onica Nurse and Mishael.
In the middle category, Pauline Cummings and
Kendika, dressed in matching blue-green pants suits
with straw hats and black sandals, were favourites from
the start and eventually walked away with the crown.
They secured a return trip for two to Barbados. Their runners-
up, Chiquita Vaughn and Anastasia won a trip to Trinidad and
Tobago, and Cheryl Chase and Halcyone won a weekend to the
Arrow point Resort for finishing.
Michelle Chase and her daughter Keisha, winners in the senior
category both looked stunning in black chiffon floor length gowns.
The gowns, which were designed by the older Chase, were
enhanced by pink designed flowers lining the back. They both wore
silver accessories.
The pair won themselves a return trip to New York and beauty
treatments from Milady's House of Beauty.
Second place winners of a return trip for two to Barbados and
beauty treatments from Basic Beauty were Debra Ann Walcott and
her daughter Wendalyn.
Debra Ann was dressed in an elegant lilac skirt suit, while her
daughter wore a matching dress. Both outfits had a Spanish flair.
Third place winners were Charmian Niles and her daughter Shanel
who won themselves a return trip for two to 'fr nidd and Tobago

and a beauty treatment from Double C Salon.
Niles and her younger daughter Shanique had
earlier competed and emerged winners in the
unimor category.
As the couples in the semor category stood
on stage. they were serenaded by the reigning
Soca Monarch, NMr Compton Hodge who
performed a rendition of "You are so Beautiful
Judges for the event were mother and
daughter pairs, Merlene DeCosta and Luann.
Gem Eytle and Kathr. n. Noreen Chandra and
Dianne and Marva Bancroft and Lorian.
The couples were judged on appropriate
designs, suitability, creatiit, the fit and
finish, display, audience response, love
connection and confidence. IShawnel

Junior Category winners Charmain Niles and
her daughter are all smiles are winning the

Patrons adir

Canadian photographer, Ms.
of Water' exhibition, with go

lice May 16, 2004

By Terence Roberts

'S of Guyana

colour images of Guyana by Canadian photographer,
display at the Cara Lodge, Quamina Street last week.
ition titled 'Out of Water' was formally opened Thursday

ns. 13 of Ms. Betuzzi's images of Guyana's coastlands
eanese children.
weeds of the exhibition will be donated to the Red
,me for Children.

ire one of the portraits of Guyanese children.

O NE important
reason why
Guyana's capi
t a 1 ,
Georgetown, possessed in past
decades more of a social atmo-
sphere of pleasure, leisure,
and peacefully intelligent in-
terests among the masses of
people in their everyday lives,
was because the city's nine
cinemas played a vital cohe-
sive role in stabilising the life
of citizens.
This may not seem an obvi-
ous fact today, because it was
taken for granted in the past that
such a public lifestyle and its so-
cial benefits would never come
to an end locally. So much was
it taken for granted that no local
journalist, radio commentator,.
social critic or politician had
bothered to openly state the vi-
tal importance and necessity of
.cinemas to the ongoing social co-
hesion of the Guyanese public.
Whether cinemas are being
demolished and TV taking their
place in some countries or soci-
eties should not make. us blind
to the good social function cin-
emas have always played in our
The truth of the matter is
that intelligent Guyanese never
had to openly declare the local
necessity. of cinemas, since the
.daily importance of such city
businesses was proven by
w weekly re\ ie' s of films and film
styles in the local press.
Secondly, our society's so-
cial functionaries and leaders
were repeatedly photographed
attending or leaving numerous
classic films at Georgetown cin-"
emas, or their names were men-
tioned in the press when they
attended every major film of
For example, when
'Anatomy of a murder' with
James Steward and directed by
Otto Preminger, a confirmed
masterpiece movie, opened at
Plaza in the 1960's, we not only
see a photo of the late intellec-
tual, diplomat, and later Minis-
ter on Foreign Affairs, Fred
Wills and .wife walking up
Plaza's stairs in the Chronicle,
but read the names of the then
Commissioner of Police, Minis-
ters of Culture. Home Affairs.


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and Education, and various lead-
ers of political parties also in at-
When 'On the Waterfront'
with Marlon Brando, Eva Marie-
Saint, Lee J. Cobb, directed by
Elia Kazan, another awesome
movie classic, opened at Astor in
. the late 1950's, we see another
newspaper photo of Forbes
Burnham, then a young lawyer/
politician, standing among a
group of local waterfront work-
ers in their best clothes, with a
large poster of the film displayed
on a wall of Astor's lobby be-
hind them. Astor had acted with
social grace by giving all dock
workers free passes to attend a
matinee of this profound morally
instructive film concerning the
exploitation and misguidance of
working class families by
organised crime syndicates.
On a lighter note, in the
1960's, we also see a
Chronicle photo of a jovial Dr.
Cheddi Jagan and wife Janet
leaving Plaza after viewing
the biblical yet social film,
'Soloman and Sheba', with
Yul Bryner and Gina
Lollabrigida. Our archives of
newspapers are filled with nu-
merous other pieces of public
evidence of the importance of
cinema attendance and classic
films to Guyanese social func-
tionaries and leaders.
Such social activities involv-
ing cinemas attended by .all
classes and races played a vital
role in providing and maintain-
ing a pleasurable and intelligent
cohesion within Guyanese soci-
ety. This everyday cohesion and
stability is not achieved by
other social activities alone,
whether fashion shows, theatri-

cal productions, sports
or church programmes
because such activities
possess the everyday vai
frankly intelligent topi
pleasures explored by a
sity of good, or classic film
easily available on a daily
in local cinemas.

s it unthinkable t
of the major ni
tributions to aft
and nightly id
and its dangerous reperc
in and around Georgeto
day, is the drastic reduc
cinemas with diverse
film programmes advertis
in advance? The posses
TV sets at home does n
vent or curb delinquent ai
idleness for a number of r

(1) TV in Guyana
ply a small household
which quickly grows int
miliar habit, and o
mouthpiece for some
most didactic and shal
cal and imported pro
ming; it has failed to
the exciting public str
shared with diverse fellow
zens that Guyanese ci
once were.
(2) Television proqgra
in Guyana especially
programmes, remain ver
planned; unlike local c
programmes of the pa
movies on Guyanese TV
vertised a week in adva
1:00, 4:30, or 8:30 pm
Youths who do not she
follow anything aired ha
to stimulate them. TV ct
in Guyana do not suffi
respect film culture. Mo'

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Selections from Oronto TV & Movie guide weekly magas

ablowi,,gfilmf properM a rt z in. advance,

events, simply 'entertainment' badly
simply chosen and badly programmed,
do not simply promoted as 'Movie' or
riety of 'English Movie' at odd hours,
cs and with neither synopsis, ratings,
i diver- actors, directors, nor year of re-
ns once lease mentioned. Such crass pro-
ly basis fessional standards were never
tolerated by Guyanese cinemas.
Also, the attention we saw of
hat one intelligent local figures to our cin-
ew con emas in the past, only occurred
:ernoon because of the artistic quality
leness, and social worth of countless
ussions films shown then. Without such
wn, to- films, our cinemas remain dead.
;tion of The lack of a. weekly TV
weekly guide and movie magazine with
sed well film photos, promoted and docu-
sion of mented properly- in-detail re-
lot pre- mains a serious flaw in Guyana's
nd adult film and TV communications
reasons: network today. Such magazines
are able to thrive in North and
is sim- Latin America, Europe and Asia
gadget especially, because by replaying
to a fa- and discussing films that have al-
ften a ready proven their worth, a
of the sense of civilised intelligent cul-
low lo- tural value is maintained and
Dgram- conveyed to young and old alike.
match New films cannot be the only
ructure emphasis of such magazines be-
ow citi- cause they possess little proven
cinemas value beyond opening box office
amming With cinemas offering
y film good shows that change sev-
y badly eral times a week, Guyanese
cinema would once again discover a
ast, no worthwhile use of their free
are ad- time. Today, when we look
ace for around our neighborhoods on
shows, afternoons and nights, on
epishly weekends, holidays, etc, we
ve little cannot fail to notice the large
channels amount of idleness present.
iciently Sadly, gone are the days when
vies are cinemas structured our free
time, when groups of excited
youths fashionably dressed,
DramaM or young children in the com-
hr(950) A pany of adults were seen go-
son, ing to or returning from cin-
- emas, often seeing films that
60iAh- were quite thoughtful and edu-
rerto national.
The cinema serves such a
215*** collective and familial adven-
3) A ture. In the USA it was cin-
Xuer. emas that first defied segrega-
a 1 tion laws and promoted civil
a' rights. In Guyana, up to the
ostrws 1970's, cinemas served all
shey. Guyanese through diverse
programmes in each cinema.
Such collective social famil-
3 ie, iarity and friendship is a goal
worthy of our interest, al-
ays. .

AIX !'.)Fi~f

;-Sundva CbinosMar6.

Whale wok, burgers seek

to lure dulled appetites

By Alister Doyle, Environ-
ment Correspondent

OSLO (Reuters) Chinese
whale stir fry? U.S.-style
whale burgers? Italian whale
with pasta? Whale with Mexi-
can tortillas?
Whalers are scouring global
recipe books to spice up the
mammals' meat in Norway and
Japan, the two main whaling na-
tions where unenthusiastic de-
mand may be a bigger long-term
threat to the hunts than any
amount of foreign criticism.
Norway's 2004 hunt of 670
minke whales started last week,
but piles of frozen meat from
the 2003 season are still in
stores a decade after Oslo broke
with an international morato-
rium and resumed commercial
hunts in 1993, setting its own
And in Japan, which caught
440 minke whales for what it
calls scientific research in a sea-
son ended in March, whale con-
sumption is on a long-term de-
cline despite slogans like 'Save
them. Eat them' meant to whet
new appetites.
Whale meat has some fer-
vent devotees but reminds many
others of post-war austerity
when it was a cheap source of
protein. Many young people,
meanwhile, have never acquired
a taste for the tough and gamey
sea mammal meat.
"I hated whale meat as a
child growing up in the 1950s
and 1960s when it was cheap
and my family ate it once a
week. It tasted like cod liver oil,"
said Bente Sund, 48, who lives
in Oslo. She said she had not
touched whale since the 1970s.
In Norway, supermarkets
have turned to brochures sug-
gesting novel recipes from
stroganoff to hamburgers. Whale
in Mexican tortilla Wraps, for in-
stance, suggests strips of fried
whale with taco sauce and ac-
companied with red pepper and
In Japan, one whale recipe
book includes, whale kebabs,
whale with noodles, sushi,
whale soup, whale fried rice or
even canned whalemeat sand-

Whaling nations say that
stocks of minke whales-are
plentiful, unlike endangered spe-
cies such as the giant blue
whale, and do not need protec-
tion under a moratorium on all
hunts b% thi International Whal-
ing Commission since 1986.
They .reject arguments by
many nations that harpooning
- whales is cruel or that humans
should respect thle largest crea-
tures on the-planet bigger than
any dinosaur after driving
many close to extinction.
Environmentalists opposed
to the hunts say that whale de-
mand is falling and that the
hunts will halt for lack of inter-
"In the end, the market will -
finish off the hunts," saidFrode
Pleym at- Greenpeace.
Greenpeace says that whale
watching would bring in far
more money than the hunts.
No one has an overview of
how much whale meat is still
left from 2003 in Norway. Whal-
ers sold their catch to super-
markets, who decline to divulge
stocks. .
Norwegian wBaIeles say that
A.* '

warnings last year from health
authorities that pregnant
women should avoid whale meat
because of high mercury content
did not help sales. Scientists
also said the blubber had toxic
chemicals known as PCBs.
"I think sales are going rela-
tively well. But there is a lot of
work to do on marketing," said
Rune Froevik, spokesman for
the High North Alliance which
lobbies for Arctic hunters.
Norway's total whale meat
production is about 1,000
tonnes, or roughly 200 grams
(7.0 ounces) or one meal a year
for each of Norway's 4.5 mil-
lion inhabitants. "It should be
easy to triple consumption,"
Froevik said.
- In Japan, consumption has
been falling since World War II.
And 440 minke whales
among 125 million Japanese
means per capital consumption
is tiny. From being an important
source of cheap protein served
in schools as recently as the
1960s or 1970s, it has become
a costly item for gourmets.
Japan, Norway and whaling

newcomer Iceland, which har-
pooned 36 minke whales last
year after a 14-year break, have
said that they have felt minimal
economic impact for instance
on tourism from foreign criti-
cisms of the hunts.
Apart from minkes, Japan
also does so-called survey whal-
ing often to catch more contro-
versial species like sperm
whales, sei whales and Bryde's
whales. Those surveys are due
to start in June, an official at.the
Fisheries Agency said.

"Some people look at it as
a tough, macho food," said Thor
Edvard Kalsaas, spokesman for
Norway's fish sales association
which advertises whale recipes
on the Internet at "http://"
He said men liked whale
meat more than women.
And some look to Japan for
culinary inspiration.
"In the summer I eat it.
raw as sashimi with wasabi
sauce," Froevik said. "Grilled
is also very good."

A JAPANESE woman shows fried whale" kebabs at a tasting of whale meat in Tokyo, Febru-
ary 17, 2004. (Eriko Sugita/Reuters)

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[Prm page IX
without the consent of the
other spouse".
Justice of Appeal Stoby,
who like Haynes, later became
Chancellor of the Judiciary
explained: "From both these
definitions, it will be seen that
one of the essential factors
running through the English
concept of desertion is the
necessity for the joint lives of
the spouses to terminate.
"For the reason, perhaps,
that until 1858, desertion in
England was not an offence on

which a decree of separation
could be founded, and until
1937, it was not a matrimonial
offence which, by itself, enabled
a spouse to obtain a decree for
the dissolution of marriage, the
Courts repeatedly held that the
joint lives of spouses were not
terminated unless there was a
withdrawal from the
matrimonial home.
"Gradually, the law
developed to suit changing
conditions and the courts have
held in a series of cases that the
joint lives can be terminated
even though the parties are
living under the same roof,

provided they are not part of
the same household."
"When the wife refused
marital intercourse but
continued to perform her wifely
duties, no desertion was
"The nearest the English
Court came to holding that
refusal of marital intercourse
amounts to desertion was in
Rice v. Reynold-Spring-Rice
1948, 117 L.J. 675 where a
husband left the matrimonial
home because of that fact and
because she nagged at and
abused him. It was held that

he had just cause for leaving.
"The judgment of Lord

Deman'ad escaiates

N ASHVILLE Caesars, while not confirming
(Billboard) John's guarantee, says the
'The Red Piano' pluses to booking him go well
is generating plenty of green. beyond turning -a profit at the
Sir Elton John's three-year box office.
stand at the Colosseum at "It's about-the traffic,"
CasasalgJlas g Juliano says. "It's about image-
is notching sellouts, with 15 building for the property and
dates added to the 2004 run. ancillary -traisactions people
Johni s deal at the make at the restaurants, retail,
Colosseum originally called for bars and, most importantly, the
75 shows over three years. casinos."
Sources say his guarantee for Juliano adds that Caesars
the run exceeds $50 million, has seen a "nice little uptick" in
Since it began February 13, that regard surrounding John's
the engagement has grossed shows.
$14.5 million from 19 sellouts 'The Red Piano' resumes
that drew 75 276 people. At July 23 and ends August 8; the
John's current pace of $763 157 additional 15 dates run between
per night, the year's gross will October 12 and 31.
exceed $30 million. Tickets for 'The Red Piano'
Mark Juliano, president of are priced at $100, $175 and

Performers who have
played the 4 100-seat, $95
million Colosseum include Jerry
Seinfeld (who is a recurring
booking), Tim McGraw,
Mariah Carey and Gloria
The venue opened last year
to house Celine Dion's three-
year run at Caesars.
John's performances do not
alter the schedule for Dion's 'A
New Day...,' which breaks for
12 weeks each year. :
Even with John's success,
the Colosseum remains the
house that Celine built. In 2003,
Dion grossed $80 million from
146 sellouts at the room,
according to Billboard Boxscore.
Dion has grossed another
$26.8 million from 48 sellouts
so far this year. Her grosses to
date have well exceeded the
total cost of the venue, and she'll
easily top one million tickets
sold by year's end.
Meanwhile, John will
perform with a full orchestra
during a five-night stint at New
York's Radio City Music Hall
July 13-18.
Howard Rose, John's
longtime agent at the Howard
Rose Agency in Beverly Hills,
says the Radio City and
Vegas shows will be the
extent of John's live work in
2004. The artist has a new
record due in November and
plans to tour in 2005 over and
above the Vegas -run, Rose
Elton John performs his
hit 'Bennie and the Jets'
during the premiere of his
show 'The Red Piano' at
The Colosseum at Caesars
Palace in Las Vegas,
Nevada, February 13, 2004.
(Ethan Miller/Reuters)

Merriman at page 679 shows
that the court was not departing
from the settled rule for he said:
"There is nothing irrevocable
about either of these matters.
The wife can mend her ways.
She can determine and show
that she is determined to resume

cohabitation in the full sense of
the word and to render her
husband wifely duties not
merely in connection with
sexual matters but in the daily
conduct of married life".
The judge said that he did
not accept the petitioner's
evidence that his wife ceased to
have anything to do with him in
"I have no doubt that her
attitude towards him
changed, but the fault is
entirely his. He had
formed a friendship with
Miss V. in 1940, which it
is agreed was an innocent
friendship; he wrote
poetry and she was fond
of elocution; but it is
expecting too much of a
wife for a husband to
leave home regularly at
night and spend his
leisure hours in company
with a lady and expect to
be welcomed on his
return home.
'The following answers
by the petitioner indicate
that for all his education, he
was refreshingly innocent
about a wife's reactions to
a husband's conduct. He
said "Early in 1941, my
wife criticised Vera and
seemed not to appreciate
my friendship with her". And
again, 'I did not tell my wife I
was visiting (Vera), because I do
not usually give an account of
my social activities." ,
According to the judge:
"There can never be domestic
bliss unless there is complete

confidence between spouses and
his failure to discuss his
nocturnal adventures must have
created suspicion, jealousy and
resentment in his wife.
"My view is that
although she did not
refuse him intercourse,
she probably became
callous and disinterested.
Her version of complete
harmony is untrue, but I
accept her evidence that
she did not shut him out.
To do so would have been
the surest way to lose him
and I think she loved him
and cared too much for her
children," the judge
He added: "I have no
hesitation in finding that this
marriage has been wrecked
because of the petitioner's
friendship with Vera. His
absence from the house at night
made his wife sullen and
resentful so that he thought she
was disinterested in him,
whereas the truth is that she
was being consumed with
"Had he been prepared to
sacrifice his love for poetry
and elocution, the events
which culminated in his
departure from his home
may not have taken place. It
is to be hoped that even now,
for the sake of .his children
and their future,
reconciliation might be
"The petition will be
dismissed with costs," the
judgment ordered.

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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 Conyention
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 ofAugust 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-inakers' 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 beniLit 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 ecosystems ig
referred -to as biological
diversity or biodiversity in
short. The term.also refers to
the diversity of habitats in
.which species exist such as
forests and oceans and the
genetic variation within species.
The existence of this
biodiversity,'and the interactions
between species and with the
rest of the environment, provide
us with a number of goods and
services that sustain our

Taking a global perspective
on the world's biodiversity,
records show 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 6ird 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 gra'est threat to
biological diversity. Forests are
home tp 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.


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

Biodiversity products
'support a range of diverse
industries such as
agriculture, cosmetics,
pharmaceuticals, pulp and

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Tenderers are invited to bid for the Construction and Delivery of the following'items of School Furniture for-
Georgetown Schools:
'Lot 1 Nursery Sets 51
Lot2 Teachers Chairs- 95
& Tables 95
Lot3 Display Boards 20
Lot 4 Storage Cupboards-Small- 15
Lot S Storage Cupboards-.Large-* 40
Lot Type "A" Desks- 150
&Benches- . 150
Lot7? Type "B"Desks.- 150
& Benches- 150
.Lot8 Type "C" Desks- 150
& Benches- 150
Furniture are required to be manufactured from seasoned lumber that are either kiln dried or air dried for a .
minimum of three (3) months.
Tenderers must be owners/occupiers of factories that can produce the articles and must submit a valid
photocopy of their factory licence. Details and specification of the works to be undertaken can be obtained
Mr. T.Persaud
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam
upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Tw9 Thousand Dollars (2,000). All tenders submitted must be
accompanied by Valid Income Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates.
Tenderers may bid for one, more than one or all the lots listed above. Each bid for each lot must be
submitted in a sealed envelope bearing no identity to Tenderers and clearly marked on the top, left hand
comer, "Tenders for Furniture, Ministry of Education Lot No............... "
Tenders should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Central Tender Board
Ministry of.Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown *
and should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Central Tender Board, Ministry of Finance, not later
than Tuesday, May 25,'2004 on or before 9am when tenders would be dosed.
Tenderers may be present at the opening, which takes place shortly after 9am on May 25, 2004.
The Ministry of Education does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender and reserves the right to reject
any tender without assigning reasons.
Ganga Persaud .
Permanent Se
Miisty of Educaon



The Ministry of Education is inviting applications for the following positions:-
1. Deputy Chief Education Offleer (Admin.)
2. Assistant Chief Education Officer (Nursery)
3. Principal Education Officer (Georgetown)
4. Regional Education Officer
5. District Education 1/11

Applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae name and address of two
references must be submitted not later than May 21, 2004 to:-

Public Service Commission
D'Winkle Building
Fort Street

The Job Specifications/Job Descriptions can be uplifted from the Personnel
Department of the Ministry of Education, 21 Brickdarh.

Ganga Persaud
Permanent Seiretary
Ministry of Education


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counters greenhouse

gases scientists
SYDNEY (Reuters) Australian scientists have found the
Earth may be more resilient to global warming than first
thought, and they say a warmer world means a wetter planet,
encouraging more plants to grow and soak up greenhouse
"The global water cycle has changed in response to greenhouse
emissions," almost 100 Australian greenhouse scientists said in an
annual statement on their research received on Wednesday.
"As the world warms it is, on average, getting wetter," said the
scientists, who met recently under the banner of Australia's
Cooperative Research Center for Greenhouse Accounting.
A wetter and cloudier world would see more plants and more
photosynthesis to counter greenhouse gases and also mean less
evaporation as less solar radiation reaches the Earth.
"Contrary to widespread expectations, potential evaporation
from the soil and land-based water bodies like lakes is decreasing in
most places," the scientists said.
An increase in trees and shrubs in the world's grasslands in recent
decades was a major counter to greenhouse gases, they siid.
"Forests, farms and grasslands across the world absorb
significant volumes of greenhouse gases. They have the potential
to absorb more, ameliorating climate change.
"Properly managed, they could buy time for the world's
people to make the major reductions in greenhouse emissions
from power generation, industry and transport that will be
required to reduce the damage from climate change."

Prem page XVi

paper, horticulture, construction and waste treatment. The
loss of the biological diversity threatens our food supplies,
onpportunities- fr recreation and tourism, and sources of
wood, medicines and energy.

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 niver 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
Generation and renewal of soil fertility which includes
nutrient cycling of the soil.
Plant pollination includes the pollination of many different
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

The value of biodiversity can be divided into four different
Economic through the provision of raw materials.
Ecological by providing natural services.
Aesthetic providing places of recreation, relaxation and
Ethical by conserving biological biodiversity for future
Well that was quite a bit on what biodiversity is all
about. Next week's article will feature an overview of
biodiversity in Guyana. Remember that you can share you
findings and ideas with us by sending your letters to: "Our
Environment", C/o EIT Division, Environmental Protection
Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG Campus, GREATER

To recognize and reward outstanding work in Literature by Guyanese
authors in order to:
provide a focus for the recognition of the creative writing of
Guyanese at home and abroad;
stimulate interest in and provide encouragement for the
development of good creative writing among Guyanese in
particular and Caribbean writers in general.
The competition is for works in the following four categories:
a) Poetry a collection of poems or one long poem by a single
b Fiction a novel or collection of short stories by a single author.
Drama a full-length play.
First Book in categories [a] and [b] above.

Category a] Poetry US$5,000.00
f Fiction US$5,000.00
C Drama US$5,000.00
First Books US$3,000.00 (each)
There will be one prize awarded in categories [a], [b] and [c] and two
prizes in category [d].
;Published [or, in the case of Drama, performed] works of Guyanese at
or resident abroad are eligible for submission.
Works must fall in any of the four named categories and in the cases
of Fiction and Poetry, must have been published for the first time
between Sept. 1, 2002 and July 31, 2004.
a) In the case of categories [a], b] and [d] only works submitted by
publishers will be accepted. However, for authors resident in
Guyana, only unpublished manuscripts may be submitted by
the author, provided that such scripts have been clearly typed
on one side of the paper.
~b) Publishers will submit works published between Sept 1, 2002
and July 31, 2004.
c) In the case of Drama, works that have either been written, first
published or first publicly performed between Sept1, 2002
and July 31, 2004, may be submitted by either publisher or
author. A typescript of a play may be accepted, provided that
suchascript hasbeen cleanytyped on one side of the paper.
yd) Publishers, [or authors in the case of drama or manuscripts],
i are requested to submit six [6] copies gratis of each title
The deadline for the receipt of entries will be July 31, 2004. There will
Ibe no extension of this deadline.
Works received after this date will be accepted only if the postmark or
any other evidence indicates that the entry was mailed on or before
the deadline date.
1 Works shall be in English but widely interpreted to include varieties of
English and English-based Creoles.
Winners shall be selected by a panel of five [5] judges of whom one
will be the Chairman.
The five judges Mil compnse persons from within Guyana and abroad
well known for their work in these fields Trie Management Committee
may ask the Commonwealth Institute or the Bntish Council to nominate
one of the judges



First Book.

entry will be read by at least three judges
A short list of finalists will be announced not later than one
month before the Awards Ceremony
The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence on the
results will be entertained.
Winners will be notified at an appropriate time and will be expected, as a
condition of entry, to attend the Prize Awards Ceremony which will be a
date in November or December 2004, to be announced.
Return airfares and other expenses will be provided where necessary.

All entries must be accompanied by a separate typed sheet with the
following information for each competitor:
a] Entrant's full name, date and place of birth, citizenship (by birth.
marriage, naturalization] or residence qualifications;
b] Current address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail (if any);
Sc] Title of work submitted;'
d] Date and place of publication in the case of Fiction and Poetry
e] In the case of the Poetry and Fiction entries, state whether or not
the work is a first published book in the relevant
fJ A brief biographical sketch and career resume of the author
together with a recent photograph.
Entries for this competition must be addressed to:
The Guyana Prize Management Committee
c/o The Vice Chancellor
University of Guyana
P. O. Box 101110

The Awards Ceremony will be held in Georgetown on a date late in
2004, to be announced.
1. Persons eligible to enter must be Guyanese citizens or Guyanese
residents of at least ten [10] continuous years. A Guyanese is
defined as a person who was born in Guyana, or who holds, or has
acquired Guyanese citizenship.

2. A Publisher is defined as one who produces copies of books, etc.
and distributes them sellers or to the public. Private
publishers including authors who have published their own work,
are included in this definition.
3. No selected poems or collected poems orstories, the bulk of which
has been previously published in book form outside the prescribed
time, will be accepted.
4 CLARIFICATION *ON DRAMA: While unpublished or
unperformed plays are eligible, no play which was published or
performed before Sept 1, 2002 will be accepted. Radio plays
[full length] and filmscripts may be entered in this category
Al Creighton
-Management Council

P.O.Box. 101110
Tel-" 592] 22-3470; Fax (592) 222-3596
": E-mail:

If it ever happens that all five judges are unable to read all entries, each

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Sunday Chronicle May 16, 2004

By Zeie Pollon

(Reuters) -
Fishermen love to tell tall tales
but the one about spearfishing
in the desert plains of New
Mexico is true.
Among the white sands,
sagebrush and sandstone cliffs,
a group of doggedly determined
divers earlier this month held
what they billed as one of the
few spearfishing competitions
in the world at the Elephant
Butte Lake reservoir right in
the desert.
"People don't believe
there's spearfishing in the
desert, but there is and it's a
very active sport in the state,"
said desert sportsman Jim
Summers, who organised the
competition. The reservoir,
New Mexico's largest man-
made lake, is in a basin region
just west of what is called
Jornada Del Muerto (the Path
of the Dead).

The competition may
sound exotic but the fish being
hunted do not rank high on any
gourmet's list of tasty seafood.
Most of the fish caught in the
reservoir were carp, and nearly
all- of the fish speared in the
competition ended up as fodder
for fertilizer instead of becoming
an entree on a dinner menu.
Within hours of the start of
the games on May 2, a spear
raised above the water's surface'
with a hefty Buffalo carp-on its
tip. A near breathless scuba a green camouflage
wetsuit emerged next, exuberant
and struggling with his catch.
Despite poor conditions -
only one to three foot visibility
in the 40-mile long southern
New Mexico lake this year's
championship was a "huge
success," said Summers, who
managed to secure the day's
largest catch with his eight-
pound Buffalo carp.


Eighteen competitors, by

scuba, skin diving, or shooting
off small, motorised watercraft,
pulled in nearly 150 pounds of
fish, mostly German carp.
The reservoir, formed by
a dam first built across the
Rio Grand in 1916, is
situated among miles of flat,
desert land. White sandstone
cliffs lace the lake's edge and
recreational users fill the
waters every year.
In these murky conditions,
spearfishers often wait
underwater for shadows to pass
overhead, then shoot.
Hopefully their target will be a
fish and not a diver near the
water's surface.
. "This competition is
awesome," said the weekend's
champion James Hardesty, as he
weighed the last of his 25 carp
and tossed them into a cooler.
7 ardesty is the
f Midwest
n& national
spearfishing champion, and has
competed in North Dakota,
Utah, Colorado, Nebraska and

22 Upper Hadfield Street
D'Urban Backlands


Pursuant to claims made for State Lands in Region 6, East Berbice / Corehtyne, 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, with 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

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 of the 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: 29/0412004

Andrew R Bishop
miso er uof Lands and Suryeys ...

Oklahoma, among other states.
New Mexico stands out because
of its 'large bodies of water, the
variety of fish, variety of terrain
and friendly competitors," he
Albuquerque resident Bill
Horn's biggest surprise was the
lake's particular flora and fauna.
"I was waiting for a fish
when a huge tumbleweed floats
by and brushes up against me.
I thought, well, I guess we are
in the desert," said the first time

competition, the lake has
dropped nearly 60 feet and
some predict the reservoir
will be at four per cent of its
capacity by the end of the
The reservoir is in the
desert in an arid state, after all,
and droughts in the U.S.
Southwest and water rights laws
that force New Mexico to release

water to Texas make it difficult
for the reservoir to be
constantly filled to the top of
its banks.
'"It's a great family sport,
a perfect combination for
those who like hunting and
fishing and coming to New
Mexico is a lot cheaper than
going to the Caribbean,"
Summers said.


N e w
Mexico also is
unique in that it is
one of a few states
that allows
spearfishers to keep
any catch, including
game fish such as
bass. Competitors in
other states are limited
to what they call "ruff'
fish, such as carp, said
Carp breed to the
point of becoming a
nuisance, depleting
oxygen and eating bass
eggs, he said. Therefore the
spearfishers have the
blessing-6f the- state's Game
and Fish Department.
Spearfishing as well as
other water sports in the area
might be threatened as water
levels in the lake continue to
drop. Since last year's



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Sunda Chroicle ay 16 200 Pae

ARIES -- Facing forward is what you do best, but don't let that limit you. Your mind
is open to the four winds and their influences. Like the first sunrise on a new world, all
your ideas are fresh. Possibilities are infinite when hopes are high. Clearly you're entering
an era of strength and grace. The power you feel is unlike anything you ever channelled
before. The way you express it is more magnificent and far subtler than anything that's
happened around here lately. It's hard not to let these things go to your head. Being
this amazing has its challenges, too.

TAURUS -- Timelessness is good for you. Restlessness is your enemy. Lose your
wristwatch and go to a place where there are no clocks. You have no business making
major decisions when anything hasty could land you in a world of trouble. And why
go looking for that kind of headache when you're lucky enough to have a break from
it? There's something comfortably sane about a community that shuts down normal
activity for a day of rest. People don't necessarily want to be alone, but they do
appreciate a break from the usual. Partake gratefully in this mutual refreshment.

GEMINI -- You're hungry for the touch of skin or the meeting of minds. You believe
with all your heart that there's intelligent life on this planet. You're alert for signs of
active creativity. Art projects take off with an infusion of new energy. Recreational
events spring up spontaneously when all players agree on the rules and someone just
so happens to be carrying the right equipment If his or her car. You have something to
do with it when vague ideas gain substance as solid plans. You're a catalyst whether or
not you mean to be one.

CANCER -- When others are having their moods, process is more important than
content. It all seems so petty to you, but this is the price of getting along. Find a
pleasant way to take care of an unpleasant task. You can think whatever you want
without talking about it, but why be a prisoner in a dissatisfied mind? Sometimes it's
better to block out the things that interfere with your moment to moment happiness.
You could lose yourself in a maze of futile wishing, or you could focus your energy on
making whatever small differences you're allowed to make.

LEO -- You deserve a vacation. Maybe you're even reading this from the comfort of
some leisurely or exciting place. You're close to your vision of perfection, although
you understand that such a state, once achieved, can be only temporary. Still, it's not
every day that the stars give you licence to reshape your reality in some bold new
way. As long as you have a choice, you deserve to choose the best. Look in the mirror
if you're feeling guilty, and you can't help but laugh at yourself. There's no reason to
indulge in that kind of denial.
VIRGO -- Hold an open invitation up to the light and see if it's what it claims to be.
When somebody offers you a sweetheart t deal, find out who's going to be the real recipient
of all that affection. Money flows toward the stickiest fingers these days, and someone
could be selling you merchandise very different from what you think you're buying. If
you want to put your own interests first, that's okay. Sacrifice is a luxury that few
people in your position would dream of affording, anyway. Yesterday's rules of self-
preservation are still in effect, and suspicion is natural.

LIBRA -- Your head spins. Desire is attempting to take you for a ride. This is all too
much, and it's definitely too soon. Ask for some time out, or maybe just .hit the pause
button whether or not you have permission. You need some time alone to review what's
happening here. Even if you. don't physically remove yourself from the picture, you'll
get enough emotional distance to see whether you're taking unfair advantage of the
favours that others are granting. When it's a question of honour, understanding comes,
quickly. Let yourself be as good as everyone says you are.

SCORPIO -- Your questions are basic, but you're not trying to be funny or prove a
point. You're genuinely having a hard time telling the difference between the possible
and the impossible. For a hands-on litmus test, meet whatever trouble comes your
way, but don't go looking for more. The stars serve up fair portions, allowing you to
perform to the best of your abilities. When your nature demands that you assert.your
dominance, turning the other cheek requires more strength than you might think.
Recognise this as a lesson. You'll be a lot stronger for it.

SAGITTARIUS -- This game is over as far as you're concerned. Tear away all pretence
and illusion. The truth is blindingly beautiful, -probably because it's all about you this
time around. Of course, others might put a very different spin on events. It's their
right, even though they're so obviously wrong in this case. Try to minimise the cost of
your inevitable victory without compromising your message. Your glorious moment
could last for quite a while, and the meter is running. Understand that sooner or later
you may have to tone down your methods for those who aren't quite ready for them.

CAPRICORN -- You're talking a lot, but there's a reason. Bitter words or sharp humour
seem to cut deeply. However, these rhetorical tools are keeping you from doing
something that you might regret. Others notice that you're acting out of character. While
dissonance is disturbing, you can't prevent the inevitable by hiding from it. Take
responsibility for your own life and hope for the best. Once this whole thing irons
itself out, you'll be amazed by all that you were able to accomplish. Such things might
never have been possible under normal conditions. In time you'll be grateful for this

AQUARIUS -- An investment pays off in a bigger way than you expected it would.
Quality time is more valuable than big money. You could have plenty of both on your
hands if you play your cards right. All possibilities are worth researching for a payoff
like this one. The more you learn, the more you want to know. You're too excited to
care that you may only be making more work for yourself. In some ways, the reward
is in the development. You'll be able to use this data in so many other ways once
you're finished with the current project.

PISCES -- Maybe they can tell you what to do, but nobody tells you what to think
or feel. Give yourself the priceless, invisible gift of a really good daydream. Fantasies
of extravagance bring a smile to your face. Thinking about the perfect revenge is just as
good as the real thing. It's better to make peace within your own mind than to make a
mess that someone else will have to clean up. The stars give you the perfect outlet for
getting a wild idea out of your system. After that, you have a return ticket to the
world of responsible behaviour.

'Nonalcoholic beermay be

I:good for the heart s-td

0 By Merritt McKinney
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Drinking nonalcoholic beer may provide some of the
" same cardiovascular benefits seen with moderate alcohol consumption in previous studies.
" research from Germany suggests.
* In a new study, nonalcoholic beer had a powerful short-term effect on two processes be-
* lived to be involved in heart disease.
* "Because of the negative unphcanons of alcohol use and abuse, drinking de-alcoholisea
* beverages may offer an alternative to alcoholic beverage consumption without losing beneficial
effects," Dr. Steffen Bassus of Deutsche Klinik fuer Diagnostik in Wiesbaden told Reuters
* Many studies have shown that moderate drinking is associated wiflha reduced risk of apr-
" diovascular disease. Some researchers have suggested that the beneficial effects of
* drinking come not only from alcohol itself, but from other substances found in alcoholioebovU-
* ages. -
* Red wine, for example, contains a compound called resveratroln which is beliewdt'e
heart-healthy. ; .. 0
Since beer is the most popular alcoholic-beverage in Germany, Bassus and his tWzisektit *
to see whether some of beer's beneficial effects stem from substances other tan alcohoL. '
S The researchers examined the effects of three beverages: normal beer, nonalcoholic Aeenad
" alcohol mixed with water.
* The participants, 12 healthy men 19 to 36 years old, consumed three lires of e o the
* beverages over the course of three hours. Blood samples were taken before, during and hfiter
* the drinking sessions. .
* Eventually, the men consumed all three types of beverages on separate ays. '.,.
The nonalcoholic beer inhibited the formation of thrombin, a key fact in blooott.
SIncontrast, beer and the alcohol/water mixture both seemed to promote .cltting. ,:'. .
* The findings appear in the May issue of the journal Alcoholism: Cliailal and Exp atal
* Research. .0
* Although reduced thrombin production can sometimes be harmful b6oause it makes itdif- a-
* cult to stop bleeding, it can also have the effect of reducing the risk of blood clots, Basus said.
* One limitation of the study is that it only examined the short-term effect of no0alcoholic
* beer, the investigators point out. More research is needed to see whether the long-t use of
* nonalcoholic beer is beneficial, according to thereport. '
* The study was funded by a grant from Bthburger, a German beermaker. '
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Ministry of Agriculture

National Drainage and Irrigation Board

Invitation to Tender

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Ministry of Agriculture invites tenders
from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the execution of the following

(1) Construction of Earthen Embankment from Esau and Jacob to Water
Dog Creek, Mahaicony Creek, East Coast Demerara, Region No. 5.
(ii) Construction of One Reinforced Concrete Drainage Culvert at Northern
Hogg Island, Essequibo River, Region No. 3.
(Iii) Construction of One Reinforced Concrete Drainage Culvert at Western
Hogg Island, Essequibo River, Region No. 3.
(iv) Excavation of Seepage Drain between Flagstaff and Maduni, East
Demerara Water Conservancy, East Coast Demerara, Region No. 4.

2. Tender documents can be uplifted from the office of the National Drainage and
Irrigation Board, Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road,
Georgetown upon payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars ($5 000)
in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture for each tender
3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identification of.the
tenderer and marked on the top, left-hand comer Tender for ...................".

Tenders shall be addressedto:
The Chairman
Ministerial Tender Board
Ministry of Agriculture
Regent Street and Vlissengen Road
and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than 14:00 hours on
Wednesday, 2"'June, 2004.

4. Tenders will be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives who
choose to attend at 14:00 hours on Wednesday, 2"' June; 2004 in the boardroom of
the Ministry of Agriculture atthe above address.
5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the Manager
of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner of the Inland Revenue
6. The Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to reject any
or all tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award
to the lowest tender.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

Page X

Sunday Chronicle May 16, 2004

Nge XXII Sunday Chronicle May 16,2004

1. His son's
.............had dramatically
changed his entire life.
3. The ..............
prepared and presented a
very interesting paper on
the new topic.
7. Middle English
9. Soil
10. Formal Practice or
12. Favourite Parent
13. Distant
16. To Fasten

17. A pad of writing paper
secured along one edge.
20. Thyroid stimulating hor-
23. An Urban district oppo-
site Windsor on the
Thames River, England.
26. Of infrequent occur-
rence. -
27. The contents of his
shirt pocket were lost
when they fell into the
28. To speak in a weak,
small voice
29. A Chinese unit of
length, approximately one
third of a mile.
30. Most young men are
attracted to ...:.........
32. Officer of censorship.
33. Having a natural or ha-
bitual tendency.
34. The cleansing of the

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4. A destructive and
injurious rodent
5. Preposition
6. Hindmost
8. An epoch
9. Noisy talk
11. To annoy or weary
14. Suffix small, little
15. To regard with re-
18. Unsteady
19. To Stain
21. Buoyant
22. External (Abbr.)
24. Neon (Abbr.)
25. Babies do it a lot.
28. Pact of local authority.
30. Very well
31.. Chief Accountant

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Sunday Chronicle May 16, 2004

^undav Chronicle May 16. 2004


ost Partum care of the dog

Feeding during lactation

LAST week, we began our
discussions on the care of the
mother dog after she has ` -"
given birth (post partum). To- ....!- .
day we will look at her diet. -r
During lactation caloric requirements increase sharply to 300 per cent of normal. At this time it
is particularly important to be sure that your dam is getting enough to eat. Otherwise, she will
quickly lose weight and fail to produce enough milk to satisfy her puppies.
Feed a good commercial adult kibble preparation. (Some veterinarians suggest using a puppy
chow). Name-brand dog foods are formulated to meet specific recommendations for nutritionally
complete diets. They provide protein, fat and carbohydrate, along with vitamins and minerals, in
correct balance. They are quife suitable for the lactating dam if she will eat the required amount.
By the second or third week, a nursing dam eats three times her normal daily ration or three full
meals spaced throughout the day. Many veterinarians recommend supplementing the kibble based
with meat or cottage cheese in the following proportions: 80 per cent kibble to 20 per cent meat or
cottage cheese. If the ratio is exceeded a correct balance will not be obtained.
Many bitches are likely to have inadequate calcium during nursing. A balance vitamin-mineral
supplement is most beneficial liaisee with your vet) when using during lactation. Follow the .
manufacturer's recommendations in regard to dosage.
Tense, over active bitches, or those with a big litter, may require extra energy. Add three table-
spoons vegetable oil to each pound of dry dog food.
Give Vitamin B supplements to dams with marginal milk supply.
Bitches who appear hostile to visitors may respond to 250mg of ascorbic acid three times a
Next week we will begin the discussion on ailments which dams encounter after giving birth to
their puppies. 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 posses the where-
withal to care for them well. The Guyana Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
/has an on-going spay and neutering programme about which you should inform yourself by calling
Enjoy the coming week.

(From page V)

Along with de cooking, we
used to get some real jokes.
Jokes like de man who always
wan bring salt, de one who
ask back fu he meat before
de pat don, so de pick out all
de meat and tek off all de rice
and give he back he meat Yu
tink he bad yu neva hear
bout de man who de want
back he same coconut after de
done cook cook-up. I know su
much bush'cook jokes if I
continue we gon deh hey till
tomorrow night time like dis.
Any body can tell me what
games dem lil pickeny does
play now? Oh! Deh gat TV su
deh don play outside but dah
caan sweet like 'war break',
'cow boy', 'bun-house', 'saul',
'catcha', hide-and-seek, 'jumble-
leff-he-pipe-ya', 'dog and de
bone', 'delo', hop-scotch, skip-
ping, littlee' and so. Even when
yu finish playing and yu.going
away, yu used to give 'lass lick'
or 'baba lass lick'. Rememba
how dah lass lick used to cause
plenty fight.
What about sports and team
games. Ah know de does play
cricket, but BV had good teams
like Dauntless, Invincible and
Surrey. We used to get fun when
front-side and backdam side
used to play. They used to be
big matches. We had some good
cricketers Teacher Chaddy, de
Benjamin brothers Compton,
Cyril and Clement, the Grant
brothers Errol, Naubert, Denis
and Hurley, de Robinsons -
Jimmy (Limpy) and George
(Juice) (represented Guyana
overseas), dem Duncan Win-
ston and Siddo, Mr. Hamer
(Bins), P.T. Mapow (Rodney)
Bobby (Paps), Cullu, Muti and
nuff young ones like Kesty the
best opening batsman on de
East Coast), some a dem
Rodney from Triumph Angus

and dem, Donald (Douglas),
Osafo and dem.
We had a nice game 'Round-
ers' nah with racket and wicket
and stumps and dem ting dah. I
talking bout cuffing or batting
de ball with yu bear hand then
run. De ball used fu sting good
when yu get plug though, but
that was nice.
When it come to football,
at lease ahwe gat fu teck
ahwe hat off to Coach Man
'Bill' fu keeping that game
going. B.V. always had a good
team. East Coast Champions
for sometime. Soma ah demn
man who used to play lang
time were Andy Capp, Beef,
Pablo, Dudley, Bollers,
Cheese Mouth, Zito, Straika,
Gwargo, Abernatie, and
plenty mo young ones from
Goal Seekers and Transball.
We used to get good Sunday
afternoon fun when they had
What about athletics, we had
some good athletes Crenston,
Kenrick, Yankee. Hallo, Pink-
A-Lu, Brenda Campbell,
Claude, Cicley and Gen-Gen

Todd, Janet (J), Jane Herbert
and many more. School sports
used to be really nice. Rememba
how Claude Cummings used to
run de mile then faint at de fin-
ish line (that used to happen
every year) Ha! Ha! That used
to be the only race that LBI
used to win at sports. Long time
de whole village used to gu to
school sports. De does still get*
Rememba how we used to :,
swim in de trench. If was time
like now we would get some
swimmers fu send to de-..
Olympics. Although Jessie,-
used to walk rung and pick upn'
yu clothes when yu tek it off.
to swim, da neva used to stop
them. If yu couldn't swim yu.
used to hold on pun de bucket
and kick up in de trench yuX
know how much people
nearly drown suh. De laff is
when yu thief a III swim yw.
parents could always
know yu eyes used to be
red, red and don mine how*
yu bathe de crappo bate,
still used to hold on. (To be


ookery Corner

Welcome to the 293rd edition of
"Champion Cookery Corer", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

SThis is an unusual, flavourful buffet dish -very elegantly served wth a rice ring. Accompany
with chubtey, chopped hardholled eggs and coconut.

Chicken, Mango & Okra Curry

I tsp ground fenugreek seeds
2 garlic cloves, chopped
I bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
'/ tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 chicken breast fillets, halved lengthwise
12 okra
400mi tin coconut milk

2 red chillies, chopped
I tsp ground coriander seeds
3 lime leaves (optional)
I tsp INDI Special Madras Curry Powder
thumb-size piece of fresh gingerroot, grated
I ripe but firm mango, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp ghee
200ml water

2 pounds lean lamb, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
I cup chopped onion
4 to 5 ounces dried apples, chopped
1 teaspoon freshly-grated lemon rind
Chico Black Pepper. to taste
'I cup seedless raisins

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Sl/2 tablespoons INDI Special Madras Curry Powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 to 3 cups beef stock
Salt, to taste
1 '/ cups chopped walnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Brown meat in butter in a skillet; sprinkle with flour, thyme, ginger and INDI Curry Powder. Stir
well and add onion, garlic and apples. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Gradually add 2 cups of the
stock; cook and stir until slightly thickened and smooth. Add lemon rind, salt and pepper. Cover
andsimmerfor I hour, adding more stockifneeded, until meatis tender. Stir in walnuts, raisins, and
coconut Simmer for 30 niinutes to heat thoroughly. '
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In a food processor or pestle and mortar blend or grind together the fenugreek, chilliesgarlic, coriander
seeds, fresh coriander, lime leaves, cumin and INDI Curry Power into a spice paste. Heat the oil in a
casserole dish. Fry the spice paste for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add in the grated
ginger and fry briefly. Add in the chicken breasts and cook until whitened on all sides. Add in mango,
okra, ghee, coconut milk.and water. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bring to the boiL
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and serve.

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mW ",. By Gall Mitchell m

S ANGELES (Billboard) Smokey Robinson
Satisfied his share of musical palates.m
w he's whetting appetites of a different

wn legend has launched Smokey Robinson's
m Foods. The company introduced its first product, Soul is a
in the Bowl Gumbo, to the Chicago market in February.
The gumbo is available there through the Jewel-Osco chain,
a an Albertson's subsidiary.
S "I've been a gumbo connoisseur since I was a kid,"
Robinson says. "If you're going to make real good gumbo,
Sit's an all-day or all-night.cook. But this you just have to
Located in the frozen food section, Robinson's
gumbo contains chicken sausage and seafood but no
Sred meat. It's low in cholesterol and sodium. a
S The gumnbo hits Southern and Northern California this 8
month through Safeway and Albertson' s, respectively Then
it's on to Dallas, where Robinson will open the city's annual
m Juneteenth Festival. He plans to go national before the end a
of the year.

Smokey Robinson's Foods is a partnership between *
Robinson, his interior designer wife, Frances, Los Angeles
club owner/philanthropist Gene La Pietra and actor/t
a producer Leon Isaac Kennedy. It was Kennedy who a
brought Robinson and La Pietra together.
The L.A.-based company operates with a staff of
Sfive, including CEO Jeff Brain, marketing director
S Geoffrey Garfield and PR consultant Karen Mayo.
A portion of the company's profits will be used to
Further educationfor minority children.
a It took 18 months to develop the gumbo's recipe and .
packaging, Garfield says. He cites Robinson's 45-year s
career and demographic reach among people 35 and older
Sas keys to achieving the company's goals: succeeding in a
" the ethnic and frozen food fields.
S Erin Patton, president of marketing think tank the
SMastermind Group, believes Robinson is on the right track.
a "Soul music and soul food are inextricably linked. And
Smokey Robinson is someone able to navigate this new t
Territory. He has credibility with the mainstream. Plus, he's
tapping into the African-American community with a a
a health-conscious alternative against such concerns as heart n
0 disease."0
S Regularly priced at $2.89, the gumbo was offered at
San introductory price of two for $5 during a 24-store test
m run in Chicago. After the month-long test, during which
S50 000 packages of gumbo were sold, all 204 Jewel-Osco
' Stores in the city began to stock the gumbo.
" Robinson isn't the first R&B artist to parlay musical a
* popularity into the food arena. Patti LaBelle wrote a a
cookbook. Ashford & Simpson operate a New York eatery.
SIsaac Hayes, another cookbook author, runs a Memphis
soul food restaurant and markets Memphis Magic meat
On the country front, there are Jimmy Dean (sausage),
George Jones (bacon, bottled water), Tracy Byrd (spices a
and seasoning) and Dwight Yoakam (seafood).
Before working with Robinson, Mayo was special
events director for Gladys Knight. She helped the singer
Establish a La Vegas-based bakery. a
* After leading with gumbo, Robinson plans to offer *
Sred beans and rice and jambalaya. Simmering on the back
a burner are ideas for a health food division, as well as
Bottled water and co-branding with other celebrity-
spawned food items. a
As the company ramps up, listen for Robinson-
a penned jingles in forthcoming radio and TV spots.
Smtmmmer .H eased em ainsm meam lshe's

By Gail Mitchell

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) -
Ray Charles is already an
R&B institution. Now his
recording studio, RPM
International, is a' Los
Angeles landmark.
The dedication ceremony
for "historic cultural monument
No. 776" took place April 30.
"Thank you all from my
heart," Charles told the
audience. "I'm a little weak
now, but I'll get stronger."
The singer/songwriter/
producer, who is recovering
from hip surgery, had to be

helped to the podium. Known
for his constant touring, Charles
hasn't performed for a year.
Among those participating
in the ceremony were Charles'
longtime manager, Joe Adams,
and Clint Eastwood.
Eastwood, who called
Charles "an idol of mine,"
worked with the artist on 'Piano
Blues', the installment he
directed for the PBS miniseries
'The Blues'.
Additional guests included
L.A. mayor James Hahn, actress
Cicely Tyson and biographer
David Ritz.
RPM International was

designed and built by Charles
and Adams in 1964. The South
Central facility served as a
recording site for Johnny Cash
and Quincy Jones, among
A collection of duets pairing
Charles with Norah Jones,
Michael McDonald and others

was announced in April. The
aptly titled 'Genius Loves
Company-' is slated for release
August 31.
The collection is the
inaugural* project of a
partnership between Concord
Records and Starbucks' Hear
Music brand.

Ellen,: his wife o..0 years, announces she's having an aair
and wants a divorce. Frank reftlses tg move out and stays on
as mElln's roommate, struggling to hold on to his inosmiifas
a hher of an ciXye.iod-lutmlinthil repairing'
Elonhip with Hen:. se also tries dating and signs up for a
Spart-tie Santa Claus.gig at the local mall.
.'"It's a charming piece about relationship,love and divorce,"
executive producer Larry Sanitsky said. "WBaW' atrated .mto
thepiece is that it's not saccharine; it is an boneifst look at family
relationships." .
aniisky previously produced CBS' successful adaptation
of Berg's novel 'Open House' luat ,. :.u ':
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Festival in Montreal, June 25, Photo by Shaun Best/Reuters.

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