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consultation on

- President Bharrat Jagdeo
Key concern is hat credible people are appointed
'This is a Presidential Commission of Inquiry. There is no requirement that the President
consults. My only concern is that I name credible people. I wonder if I had named three
PNC members and didn't consult, whether they (PNCR) would have had a problem with
that. So it is not the consultation that actually matters; it's the credibility of the people
* who are going to conduct the inquiry.' President Bharrat Jagdeo
Page 2
OPEC 'concerned'
about rising oil prices
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Commission does not require consultation on

composition President Bharrat Jagdeo

'This is a Presidential Commission of Inquiry. There is no
requirement that the President consults. My only concern
is that I name credible people. I wonder if I had named three
PNC members and didn't consult, whether they (PNCR)
would have had a problem with that. So it is not the con-
sultation that actually matters; it's the credibility of the
people who are going to conduct the inquiry.' President
Bharrat Jagdeo

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
said yesterday he does not
have an obligation to consult
the political opposition or any
other group on the composi-
tion of the Presidential Com-
mission of Inquiry into the
allegations levelled against
the Home Affairs Minister
Ronald Gajraj.
The process was an
exercise of the President's au-

thority, the head of state
emphasised yesterday in a tele-
vision interview with Dwayne
Fowler of National Telecommu-
nications Network Incorpo-
On May 14, the Presi-
dent announced the appoint-
ment of a Presidential Commis-
sion of Inquiry.
He said that in accor-
dance with Chapter 19: 03 of

Independence Day
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Key concern is that credible people are appointed

the Commissions of Inquiry
Act, which enables the President
to appoint a Commission, he
had appointed the Commission
chaired by Justice of Appeal,
Ian Chang, SC. The other mem-
bers of the Commission are
former retired Major General
and Chief of Staff of the
Guyana Defence Fofce, Norman
McLean and retired Deputy
Commissioner of Police, Ivan
Crandon. Crandon is currently
the Chairman of the Police Ser-
vice Commission.
The appointment of
the Commission follows Minis-
ter Gajraj's public announce-
ment on May 7 that he had re-
quested from President Jagdeo,
permission to proceed on leave
to allow for an impartial inves-
tigation into allegation of his
knowledge .of the operations of
an alleged death squad.
Yesterday, the Presi-
dent explained that he met the
donor community and indicated
to them the Government was
taking this approach, which
would hopefully bring closure
to the issue and "take away the
excuse from the PNC that be-
cause there isn't an inquiry they
would not participate in the Na-
tional Assembly, which I think
is not only an untenable posi-
tion, but one that is rarely heard
of in the modern world."
Opposition parties had
reacted negatively to the
President's decision of appoint-
ing a Presidential Commission,
even though they have repeat-
edly called for an investigation
into the matter since the allega-
tions were made in January.
"The PNC [People's
National Congress Reform] has
chosen this as their path for po-
litical agitation. I cannot com-
ment on their strategy. I just
think it's anti-productive.. .and
it doesn't allow democracy to
grow because it is important
that you have a.functioning Par-
liament in a democracy," he said.
The President ex-
plained that this inquiry is dif-
ferent from the one just con-

eluded by the Disciplined
Forces Commission, since that
was a Parliamentary Commis-
sion and Government consulted
with the Opposition on the
Chairperson and two members
each were selected from Gov-
ernment and the Opposition.
"This is a Presidential
Commission of Inquiry. There
is no requirement that the Presi-
dent consults. My only concern
is that I name credible people.
I wonder if I had named three
PNC members and didn't con-
sult, whether they (PNCR)
would have had a problem with
that. So it is not the consulta-
tion that actually matters; it's
the credibility of the people
who are going to conduct the
inquiry," the President said.
He ruled out the
speculation that consultation
process would have brought
added credibility to the process.
The President said efforts were
made to contact Corbin on the
matter, all of which were futile.
"We pander too much
to the PNC and they play it de-
liberately as a strategy to get
donor support because they
promise to disrupt and not par-
ticipate and this is how they
[PNC] become relevant. They
then get attention... and it en-
courages them to further take
intransigent positions," he said.

Criticisms were also levelled
against the 'confined' Terms of
Reference of the Commission.
According to the Guyanese
Leader, the inquiry had to be very
specific because it's not a human
rights issue, but rather criminal al-
legations against Minister Gajraj.
With this in mind, the President
said particular skills were sought
and the three individuals named to
sit on the Commission.
SC Chang, a Court of
Appeal Judge and former Direc-
tor of Public Prosecutions,
chaired the DFC, which had the
mandate to investigate the allega-
tions of extra-judicial killings by
members of the Guyana Police
Force. The President pointed out
that Robert Corbin, Leader of the
Opposition had agreed to Chang
as Chairman of the DFC.
"So if he was acceptable
for the DFC as Chairperson.. .and
had the confidence at that time, he
couldn't lose it immediately," the
President reasoned. The President
said Mr. Crandon and Mr.
McLean are Guyanese who have
contributed immensely to the de-
velopment of Guyana and bring
Police experience to the Commis-
"I took time to select the
people carefully because I knew
that they would be scrutinised by
the Guyanese public and I think
everyone would agree with me

that the .three people are im-
partial and very competent,"
he said.
The Opposition has
called for the Inquiry to be ex-
tended to include what hap-
pened in Buxton and the Po-
lice Force. The DFC investi-
gated the Police Force, but
President Jagdeo did not rule
out the option of an inquiry
at a later date into Buxton.
"I though that if this
Inquiry included that, then it
would go on for a very long
time and become political," he
The President noted
that the Presidential Commis-
sion was appointed also be-
cause the PNCR had said that
the Police could not investi-
gate Minister Gajraj because
he is the functional political
head of the Ministry and that
would interfere with the out-
come of any inquiry. The
President said that the Presi-
dential Commission was not
established to undermine the
Police Force's authority.
"I feel that the PNC
does not really want an in-
quiry. The PNC wants to
make this a political issue.
They argued for an inquiry,
they got an inquiry. The in-
quiry would be conducted in
public transparently. Mr.
Corbin would then be required
to submit what he said he has
the report and evidence that
he wrote me about. But I sus-
pect that there is no such in

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CIOG applauds President, supports

Commission of Inquiry members

THE Central Islamic
Organisation of Guyana
(CIOG) has applauded Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo for ap-
pointing a Commission of In-
quiry into the death squad al-
legations against the Minis-
ter of Home Affairs, Mr.
Ronald Gajraj.
In a release to the me-
dia yesterday, the CIOG noted
that Islam advocates the elimi-
nation of wrongdoing in every

form and ascertainment of the
"We support the ap-
pointment of our Muslim
brother, Major General Re-
tirel, Norman Mc Lean, and
also support the other mem-
bers of the commission who
ar, well suited for this task.
It is our view that this Inquiry
will impartially and fairly
look into the allegations made
against the Minister.

"It is our wish also, that
a Commission of Inquiry will
soon be set up to look into the
problems during the. recent
years on the lower East Coast
of Demerara where there was a
total breakdown of law and or-
We wish the members
of the Commission Allah's
help in an early completion
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By Chamanlall Naipaul

THE Guyana Petrol Dealers
Association (GPDA) has
welcomed government's
announcement that it will
reduce the Consumption Tax
(CT) on fuel by 20 per cent.
President of the GPDA,
Steve Chung told the Sunday
Chronicle that the Association is
pleased to see that the
government has used its wisdom
in reducing the CT.
However, he said it would
have been preferable if the
reduction was by 30 per cent.
He explained that in view of
the announcement by the
Organisation of Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) to
up production, particularly
Saudi Arabia which has given
the undertaking to increase
production of oil by 1.5 million
barrels per day it, would have
been better for the government
to reduce the CT by 30 per cent
for about two months by
which time the increase in
output by OPEC would
normalised prices.
He recalled that about three
years ago during meetings with
the GPDA, the.government had
agreed to reduce the CT on fuel
when the cost of insurance and
freight (CIF) exceeded $35 per
gallon. As such Chung said it
was surprising that tlhe
government took so long to
make the announcement when
the CIF had reached $55 per
gallon, nevertheless he conceded
that the 20 per cent is "a big

"They should not have
waited until there were protests
before announcing the reduced
CT. It makes it appear as if
they only move when pressure
is applied," Chung said.
Explaining the delay in
announcing the CT reduction,
Minister of Tourism, Industry
and Commerce, Manzoor Nadir
said the government was
ascertaining whether the fuel
price would continue to rise,
thus necessitating -further
He added that in the context
of the fuel price increases, he is
sympathetic towards taxi and
mini-bus operators. He is of the
view that since there are no
price controls, those operators
should not be penalised if they
raise their fares.
Chung has also branded
as false the general
perception that fuel stations
are making a lot of money.
Rejecting this notion, he
explained that the
government had agreed to a
fixed dollar figure of gross
profit -$30 per gallon for

gasoline. Consequently, the
fuel stations are not making
any profits, and are, in fact,
only providing a service, he
He contended that a better
arrangement would have been to
fix a percentage on gross profit
so that if there are increases in
fuel prices, they would not
suffer losses. On this score,
Chung said the GPDA is hoping
to meet President Bharrat
Jagdeo to resolve the issue.
Of serious concern to the
GPDA also is the fact that
commercial banks demand
collaterals for use of
overdrafts, Chung said. This
puts a restriction on petrol
station operators who try to
obtain finance, he pointed
The GPDA President is
also of the view that there is not
a level playing field between the
state-owned Guyana Oil
Company (GUYOIL) and the
private fuel dealers.
Consequently, he charged,
GUYOIL sells at a cheaper price
because it does not have to-

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absorb the costs associated
when dealing with middlemen.
The government announced
a 20 per cent reduction in the
CT as a temporary measure
following the recent steep
increase in fuel prices over the
past week. The increase in fuel
has created great unease and
tension among commuters,
vehicle operators and petrol
dealers here.
Mini bus operators
proceeded on strike during the
week to press their demands for
a decrease in the consumption
tax in order to stabilise prices.
Some mini bus operators also
increased their fares. The
commuting public felt the brunt
of the exercises. However,
yesterday, the mini buses were
back in operation.
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$136.60 litre (about $620 per
gallon) while that of diesel
moved from $92.00 per litre to
$98.60 per litre.
Nadir has also issued a call
to consumers to conserve on the
use of fuel so as to benefit from
the 20 per cent reduction of the
He noted that even

though the government
would lose 20 per cent in
revenue, it does not want
the cost of public
transportation to increase.
As such, he is hoping that
vehicle operators would not
maintain the jacked up
prices before the reduction
of the CT.

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OPEC 'concerned' about

rising oil prices

By Barbara Lewis and
Andrew Mitchell

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -
OPEC yesterday expressed
"deep concern" about rising
world-oil prices, saying it
wanted to cut fuel costs to
support world economic

But Organisation of
the Petroleum Exporting Coun-
tries President Purnomo
Yusgiantoro said a decision on
raising supplies would wait un-
til a full meeting in Beirut on
June 3.
Informal talks in
Amsterdam made no recommen-
dation on a Saudi proposal to lift

quota limits by at least 8.5 per
cent, two million barrels a day,
to topple U.S. crude prices
from $40 a barrel.
Producers face heavy
pressure from big petroleum im-
porters who fear rising energy
costs could.brake strong eco-
nomic growth.
Ministers from the
Group of Seven top
industrialized nations, meeting
this weekend in New York, have
said they want swift OPEC ac-

Acting unilaterally,
Saudi Arabia is not waiting un-
til Beirut to help out.
Saudi Oil Minister
Ali al-Naimi said on Friday
Riyadh had already decided to
raise output to nine million bar"
rels daily next month, up from
about 8.3 million bpd in April.
World oil prices
eased on news of the Saudi
plan, U.S. crude ending Friday
trade off 87 cents at $39.85 a
barrel, the first close below $40
in 10 days.
Naimi said Saudi
could open the pumps even fur-
ther if necessary, giving an as-

surance that Riyadh was ca-
pable of reaching a maximum of
10.5 million barrels daily.
"Never doubt what
Saudi Arabia says," Naimi told
Other OPEC mem-
bers, already pumping at full ca-
pacity, are expected to fall in
line with Riyadh's proposal.
Number two cartel
producer Iran said it will not op-
pose the plan, but warned that
factors beyond OPEC's control
were driving oil prices.
"I don't object to it,"
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan
Zanganeh told Reuters. "It's
good to send a signal to consum-
ers ... but not everything is in

our hands."
Purnomo said refin-
ery bottlenecks, geopolitics,
rising world demand and
heavy speculation on crude
futures by investment hedge
funds have combined to drive
up oil prices.

By Kamil Zaheer

NEW DELHI (Reuters) The
hero of India's economic re-
forms, Manmohan Singh,
took over as the 13th Prime
Minister of the world's big-
gest democracy yesterday,
bringing the venerable Con-
gress party back to power af-
ter eight years.
More than 65 minis-
ters, decided after marathon ne-
gotiations withinn the Congress-
led coalition, also took the oath.
President Abdul
Kalam administered the oath of
office to Singh in the main hall
of the presidential palace,
watched by Congress leader
Sonia Gandhi and her two chil-
dren and scores of political lead-
ers and officials.
Of the ministers, 28
will be of cabinet rank, includ-
ing former finance ministers
Pranab Mukherjee and P.
Chidambaram. No portfolios
have been announced.
However, local media
said Singh was likely to retain
the defence and finance minis-
tries for himself. Former diplo-
mat Natwar Singh was likely to
be made external affairs minis-
Manmohan Singh, a
71-year-old economist, kicked
off India's economic reforms
more than a decade Ago. He was
designated prime minister this
week after Gandhi, who had led
her Congress party to a shock
election win, declined the job.
Singh, a Sikh, is
India's first non-Hindu prime

Indian Prime Minister-elect Manmohan
Singh places rose petals at Rajiv Gandhi's
memorial on the occasion of the former prime
minister's 13th death anniversary in New
Delhi Friday. Gandhi was killed by a female
suicide bomber during election campaigning
on May 2-1, 1991. (Kamal Kishore/Reuters)

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sers and a neatly-tied blue tur-
ban, the Oxford-educated former
central bank governor took the
oath in English.

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In hec-
tic negotiations
over the past few
days, the coali-
tion which
named itself the
United Progres-
sive Alliance -
managed to re-
solve squabbles
over ministerial
positions and
was close to
finalising a
policy agenda,
party officials
kets have been
volatile, fretting
over how the
disparate alliance
will pull together
on policy issues
and worrying
that the
country's crucial
economic re-
forms may be
A draft
of the Common
stipulates the
new government
would drive to-
ward an annual
7-8 per cent ex-

pension in the economy and in-
creased investment in agricul-
ture, D. Raja, a Communist
Party of India leader, told
The government

would encourage foreign invest-
ment and reduce the fiscal defi-"
cit but slow down privatization
of state firms, other party offi-
cials said.
There were few sur-
prises in the policy agenda,
which also called for deeper ties
with the United States and pro-
moting friendly ties with neigh-
bors, including old enemy Paki-
"I think the approach
is right," said Tapan Kumar
Bhaumik, of the Confederation
of Indian Industry lobby group.
"It is an extension of
reforms to those .areas which
were neglected. Reforms will be
taken to the state level which is
what is required now."
But another analyst
said the devil would be in the

'The government has
set growth targets, but it has not
spelt out how it will bridge the
deficit and meet those targets,"
said Gopi Shenoy, assistant
vice-president at IDBI Capital
At least 18 regional,
socialist and communist parties
have pledged to support the
coalition. The communists have
said they will not join the gov-
ernment but the others have
been jockeying for ministerial
The formula thrashed
out was that each ally would be
given one ministerial berth for
every four lawmakers in parlia-
ment. Congress has only 145
seats in the 545-member house
and its committed allies have
another 70-odd.
Communist parties
will provide support for a ma-
Singh has pledged to
give top priority to carrying on
a nascent peace process with
nuclear neighbour Pakistan, days

before the South Asian rivals
were due to hold talks on
nuclear confidence-building
But analysts have
questioned whether Congress
was willing to offer concessions
Pakistan wants over the divided
state of Kashmir, at the heart of
decades of hostility between the
countries and the cause of two
of their three wars.
Analysts are pessi-
mistic about prospects for early
progress on a promised India-
Pakistan dialogue and some
worry Pakistan's military may
take advantage of the transition
in New Delhi by promoting an
upsurge of insurgent incursions
into Kashmir.
On Friday, India's
army chief said that more
than 3,000 Muslim militants
were ready to slip into Indian
Kashmir from Pakistan. But
a senior Pakistani army of-
ficer rejected the charges,
saying they were "totally lu-

sx ptonfrm n 'l a io l u

By Evelyn Leopold

- The United States is push-
ing for a U.N. exemption for
its peacekeepers from pros-
ecution by a global criminal
court, an action human
rights groups said on Friday
was unjustified so soon after
the Iraqi prisoner abuse scan-
The U.N. Security
Council is.expected to adopt a
resolution tomorrow that would
exclude all troops serving in a
U.N.-mandated operation from
the court's jurisdiction.
The resolution was to
have been passed on Friday but

China's envoy asked for a de-
lay, saying he had no instruc-
tions from Beijing.
Among the 15 coun-
cil nations at least four Braiil,
Spain, Germany and France -
are expected to abstain. But the
measure will probably get the
minimum nine votes needed for
Two years ago a simi-
lar resolution was passed unani-
mously and last year three na-
tions abstained.
The new Interna-
tional Criminal Court, the first
permanent global war crimes
tribunal, was set up to try per-
petrators for the world's worst
atrocities genocide, mass war
crimes and systematic human
rights abuses.
None of the U.S. ac-
tions of prisoner abuse scandals
are eligible for prosecution by
the court, which has begun
probes into massacres in the
Congo and in Uganda.
But Richard Dicker

of Human Rights Watch told a
news conference on Friday,
"This is the 800 pound guerrilla
that is going to be padding
around the Security Council
"I think the Ameri-
cans have picked one hell of a
time to make the case for spe-
cial immunity for themselves on
the basis of their refusal to ac-
knowledge a court of last re-
sort," he said.
The ICC can only in-
tervene if there is no national ju-
dicial system or authorities are
unable or unwilling to prosecute
horrific crimes, something legal
experts say could not apply to
the United States in Iraq. /
But the Bush admin-
istration maintains the court
could be used for politically
motivated or frivolous suits
against U.S. troops, saying that
the United States has more sol-
diers around with world than
any other country.

Singh takes over as India's:

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lence in Canada, women
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people from five continents
this week told the United
Nations it was time to pay
attention to their needs,
Ending a two-week
forum on Friday with a spe-
cial focus on women, partici-
pants spoke of prostitution,
high mortality, murders, illegal
sterilisation as well as tradition
in some communities, such as
young girls forced to marry old

top cop for the past five-
years is trading in his badge
for a private enforcement
job in Haiti.
John C. Nielsen will
reportedly work for a private
company under contract with
the U.S. Department of State,
guiding the Haitian police in
defence tactics, Albany Times
Union reports indicate.
He told the paper he
decided on the Haiti job be-
cause of the unique security
challenges in the small nation
that has been ripped by cor-
ruption and political strife.
"...I've been all over'
the world, but Haiti is the one
that interests me the most,"
Nielsen was quoted as saying.
"I think the appropriate State
Department language is 'stand-
ing up' of the Haitian National
Police, which basically means
getting them back on their feet.
Haiti has no army, so the po-
lice are expected to handle most
of their internal defence is-
He explained he will
give advice on security issues
and help with community po-
licing and internal affairs is-
sues. Department sources told
the Times Union Nielsen will
be paid a mid-six-figure salary

For many of the
1,000 delegates in exquisite tra-
ditional dress, this was the first
time they had been abroad.
Others came from a few miles
away Connecticut and Long
"Once indigenous
women are given a higher pro-
file, starting with this forum, we
hope the member states of the
United Nations will address the
concerns of indigenous women
more seriously and comprehen-
sively," said Victoria Tauli-
Corpuz from the Igorot
peoples of the Philippines.
Ole Henrik Magga,
chairman of the U.N. Perma-
nent Forum of Indigenous Issues
that was organised three years
ago after decades of pressure,

said the reporting of abuses by
U.N. organizations would give
complaints validity when native
peoples faced governments.
"We need
mainstreaming of indigenous
people in the U.N. system, par-
ticularly women," said Magga,
of the Saami people of Norway.
He said agencies such
as the World Health
Organisation could supply ser-
vices and training and the World
Bank could help women get ac-
cess to capital.
Others said
globalisation had made it easier
for multinational organizations
to confiscate native lands,
whether in the Masai plains of
Kenya or the plains of India.
The forum had trouble

Aristide prepares fc

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and have a personal security
force, driver and residence in
He will be officially leaving
office June 9.

"I'm very excite
53-year-old said.
Nielsen's Hai
comes as a spokesperson
maica for ousted Haitian

getting established, since most of
the indigenous have complaints
against U.N. member govern-
One goal over the past
decade has been to draw up a
declaration of rights, which still
has not been done.
A Canadian native law-
yer from Alberta, Wilton
Littlechild, reported that some
500 aboriginal women had disap-
peared or been murdered in
Canada over the last 16 years -
six of them feared to have been
abducted on northern British
Columbia's highway 16, called
the 'Highway of Tears'. The po-
lice have been accused of having
done little to solve the crimes.
Delegates likened the
situation to that of Mexico's

dent Jean Betrand Aristide says
o r he will be leaving the island
Soon. While there is no firm de-
parture date, Aristide will fly to
South Africa which has granted
him temporary asylum with
his wife, Mildred, and the
d," the couple's two daughters,
spokesman Huntley Medley
iti post was quoted by the Associated
in Ja- Press as saying.
iPresi- In South Africa, he will
be a guest of the Thabo Mbeki
government, much to the angst
of the opposition.
Meanwhile, Haiti's
new interim Finance Minister
Henri Bazin told the Miami
Herald he will begin an investi-
gation into nine allegations of
corruption andmisnanagement
by the Aristide administration.
They range from suspect long-
distance telephone contracts to
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10 years.
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estimates some 370 million
indigenous people live in
more than 70 countries, fre-
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forced isolation.

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Welcome gas gesture

THE government's intervention to arrest rising fuel costs
with a 20 per cent reduction in consumption tax levied on
imported fuel would have come as good news for commuters
who have already begun feeling the squeeze as a
consequence of the increased charges minibus and taxi
operators have had to face.
With expectations that the government's initiative would
be followed by positive responses by other stakeholders, the
hope is that minibus and taxi operators will not only return to
providing normal services, but ensure that commuters are in not
exploited by unjustified fare hikes
Like other governments of the Caribbean Community, indeed
all non-producing, non-exporting oil nations, Guyana has no
control over increases in world market prices for crude oil, now
selling at an all time high of US$41 per barrel.

The government was, therefore, wise to emphasise that its
intervention with a 20 per cent reduction in consumption tax
could only be a temporary measure, while it continues to
monitor the international situation.
Soaring oil prices have already resulted in hikes in air fares
and sent a number of CARICOM governments alerting their
respective populations'of coming increases shortly in the sale
of petrol and petroleifl products.
The hope is that the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) will give urgent consideration soon to a
downward review in crude oil pricing.
In the prevailing circumstances, resorting to the device
of reducing by 20 per cent the consumption tax on imported
fuel, as a temporary measure with immediate effect, is a
most welcome initiative by President Bharrat Jagdeo.

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'Bluffing politics in

death squad probe
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AS GUYANESE prepare to
celebrate the 38th
anniversary of Guyana's
independence on Wednesday,
the big question is no longer
whether there will be an
official probe into allegations-
of involvement by Minister of
Home Affairs, Ronald Gajraj,
in the killings of criminal
elements by a phantom death
Rather, whether the time
has eventually arrived for calling
the bluff of Opposition Leader
Robert Corbin's People's
National Congress/Reform that
it has credible evidence linking
the Home Affairs Minister to
such a squad.
Let none be so politically
obtuse whatever his or her
ethnicity or political affiliation
- that if it is really in possession
of incriminating evidence, the
PNC/IR would want to miss a
good opportunity to expose
Minister Gajraj and, by
extension, create serious
problems for the government.
If, therefore, it is not
bluffing, the PNC/R must
deliver on its allegations
instead of rushing off
letters to the United
Nations and refusing to
cooperate with police
Any Presidential
Commission of Inquiry,
established under the
Commission of Inquiry
Act, that takes its work
seriously, and is
concerned with natural
justice and 'not
personalities and party
politics, should be able to
summon any individual,
association or
organisation to give
evidence they feel could
help the purpose for
which the probe was
In this context, I
think there are readers, across
the political spectrum, who
would have been quite surprised
by the statement attributed to
Justice Ian Chang, as reported
in another section of the local
media, questioning the

usefulness of the Commission if
"it doesn't address the concerns
by the opposition".
"Concerns of the
opposition", or bringing closure
by findings based on work of
competence and integrity, to the
sensational allegations of
ministerial involvement irrdeath
squad murders that have cast
serious doubts on the integrity
of the governing process?.
Chang, who headed the
Disciplined Forces
Commission (DFC) with the
consent of the PNC/R, would,
like others identified for the
three-member Presidential
Commission, cannot be
unmindful that at the core of
the raging controversy is the
opposition's allegations of
Minister Gajraj's
relationship with the claimed
phantom leath squad.
One does not have to be a
judge or a lawyer, a high-ranking
officer of the Guyana Defence
Force or Police Force to
appreciate that there is nothing

in the announced terms of
reference of the Commission of
Inquiry to prevent the
commissioners from pursuing
with vigour, competence and
integrity, such investigative
procedures that could enable the

unearthing of credible evidence
of Minister Gajraj's alleged
involvement with death squad
killings. Or, that he bas indeed
been, as he insists, the victim of
a horrible politically-instigated
campaign of slander to ruin him
personally and politically.
It has been noted that the
Commission's terms of
reference and even its
composition are not to the liking
of the PNC/R. But what else is
new for a party that has made
a fine art of opposition for the
sake of opposition?

After being in power for
28 years, during which its
corroding influence affected
every important institution of
this country including the
judiciary and the disciplined
forces, it now'behaves as if it
has the right to dictate
governance from Congress
I went on record months
ago, on January 18,
2004, in support of
Mr. Gajraj offering
his resignation to
President Bharrat
Jagdeo while an
independent probe is
established to deal
with the death squad
on February 1, I also
urged in this column,
that the Home
Affairs Minister
should proceed on
leave from office and
allow "a transparent
probe" to take shape
Finally, on May
7, Minister Gajraj
disclosed in a
lengthy statement
that he had asked,
some weeks earlier,
for President Bharrat
Jagdeo to establish an
independent inquiry.
As he was anxious to
clear his name from the
criminal allegations against
him, he said, he stood ready
to proceed on leave for the

inquiry to begin.
Having lost the propaganda
advantage to the
PNC/R and its
faithful allies,
through its own
vacillations and
insistence on
investigation by
the Police Force, it
was better late than
never to learn of
the government's
decision to have a
Commission of
Should such an
inquiry find Gajraj
culpable of any
crimi n al I
wrongdoing, then
he would have to
face the
consequences in a
court of law, not
the law of the
streets or the spit press.
But the PNC/R seems to
prefer the path of allegations
rather than cooperation with
submission of evidence.
Consequently, having failed to
produce evidence over the past
four months, he has no intention
to cooperate with the
Presidential Commission of
The PNC/R and its allies -
either within a fractured Trades
Union Congress were quick to
rush to judgement in dismissing
as "a farce" the proposed three-
member Presidential
Commission of Justice Chang,
ex-GDF head Norman McLean
and chairman of the Police
Service Commission, Ivan
Crandon, as well as the terms
of reference that requires the
Commissioners to:

"Examine, advise and
report on whether and to
what extent there is evidence
of a credible nature to
support allegations that the
Minister of Home Affairs has
been involved in promoting,
directing or otherwise
engaging in activities which
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have involved the extra-
judicial killing of persons..."

The PNC/R and its allies
claim that the terms of reference
are restricted to the alleged
culpability of the Home Affairs
Minister and do not include
wider issues of the criminal
carnage in which Guyana was
gripped in 2002 following the
* infamous jail-break of five
dangerous prisoners.
The opposition even
unfairly cast doubts on the
integrity of the three named
commissioners the
composition of which may yet
change, for different reasons, by
the time you read this.
If and when this happens,
this aspect of the highly
politicised allegations of
ministerial involvement with a
"death squad" would require
Particularly, since the
phandom squad controversy has
emerged as a major plank in the
protest politics of a party that
has been living with a tarnished
history of. political
assassinations with victims such
as that icon of Guyana and the
Caribbean, Walter Rodney, and
made celebrities of known
dangerous criminals killed by
the police.

Amid all the negative, rapid-
fire responses in rejecting the
proposed Presidential
Commission of Inquiry,
what has stood out among
the positive approaches -
such as that of the Guyana
Council of Churches, and
even the qualified support
given by the head of the
Guyana Bar Association -
is the position articulated
by the Guyana Human
Rights Association
In commenting on
why it is wrong to rush
to judgement against the
Commissioners and the
work of the Commission,
the GHRA stated the
preference for wider terms
of reference that would
have included the phantom
killings from February
2002. But it also pointed
to the positive dimensions
that could result from the
Presidential Commission.
A central contention of the
GHRA, not expressed by
politicians and groups reacting
to the Presidential Commission,
is that if indeed there exists
"evidence" about the integrity of
the named Commissioners, then
such information should be
made known "publicly and
Equally, I think, all
individuals, parties and groups
claiming to have. "evidence" of
death squad killings and of
Minister .Gajraj's involvement,
have a moral obligation to make
such evidence known.
They should cease hiding
behind media allegations and
party platform accusations for,
at the end of the day, they may
further reinforce the perception
of the "politics of bluffing" and
not helping the cause of justice.
There also seems merit
t in the GHRA's argument
I in relation to Mr.
Crandon's membership of
I the Presidential
Commission, to avoid any
misunderstanding about
I conflict of interest, while
not questioning either his
competence or integrity.
O ,*V ",gX aKW

gI CIMMaCL, May 23 2004


WHY do some elements ex-
hibit a perverse obsession to
destroy and decry our fellow
citizens?That's the question
many, especially the young
would ask given the current
opposition tirade against
members of the Commission
of Inquiry set up to probe al.
legations of criminal miscon-
duct against the Home Affairs
Minister. There are those
who relish indulging in a
sickening political culture of
a bygone era of destroying
fellow Guyanese when titey
refuse to be part of anyone's
political agenda.. .


The destructive tend
dency to unjustifiably attach
some of the best and brightest
on one's political altar affect
people's general willingness to
participate in national life. No
wonder few and fewer qualified
and gifted young people are get-
ting into national life and poli-
tics. I speak with many of my
contemporaries and their expla-
nation for not being active in
public life is that they need not
be exposed to unwarranted
nasty, vicious and unfounded
personal attacks against them
and their families.
Politics and public life
do carry with it public scrutiny
and examination. There is abso-

lutely nothing wrong with that.
However, the threshold is
crossed when, without- any
merit, people's reputation and
integrity are questioned. This is
even worse when non-partisan
persons step forward to play
their part in national life and are
harassed, hounded, their families
targeted for abuse and their com-
mitment to country is debased.
Most of the time
these attacks are launched when
certain individuals refuse ,to do
the political bidding of a particu-
lar entity or interest. Threats are
issued against them and; their
families. A character assassina-
tion campaign kicks into gear.
Certain talk shows and call-in
programmes are used as vehicles
to perpetuate the dirty-trick
On the one hand,
there is talk about inclusion and
participation of members of civil
society. And on the other, if
someone from that section of
society steps forward to play
some part in national life, that
person is tainted with a politi-
cal or ethnic brush. If that does
not work, then rumours and lies
are skillfully contrived and cir-
culated in the media and certain
social circles. During a bygone
era, violence was even used
against individuals who refused
to "toe the line." Those who
employed such methods have
not given up their penchant for
violence, threats and intimida-

mission of Inquiry are capable
of defending themselves from
the vicious opposition cam-


tions to scare and dissuade
Guyanese from following their
conscience. The post-2001 elec-
tions violence and the politi-
cally-inspired 2002-2003 crime
wave are the most recent ex-


The Guyanese who
have been identified and con-
sented to serve on the Com-

paign. It is. however, worth
mentioning that they have
served in various capacities in
our country, mainly during the
PNC regime reign. None is
known to be a supporter of ei-
ther the Government or the PPP.
And little needs to be said about
their accepted competence and
experience in the various disci-
plines. The President, in his
public announcement, noted
that much consideration was

given before his decision was
made and the members chosen.
The claim of lack of
consultation as an excuse to at-
tack the commission members is
a nimble onei The efforts by the
President's ofice to contact the
PNCR Leadr oreven arrange a
consultation ineeting were delib-
erately obstructed. The Presi-
dent stated his. preference to
have prior consultation with the
opposition; which was: not
bound by o0r statutes; Consul-
tation was, however, held with
different stakeholders in the
country. Thp PIeident did not
and could n, wait-forever,
whenever t4e tNCR leader was
ready for cqns nation. "
The ICR acolytes
including RO -WPA oght to
have shown self-respect
and not be witfrAeash,
blindfolde ianotIhr de-
structive political plot.'.That
they have joined the Cnfigress
Place choirs of'attacks against
members of the Commission is
politically demeaning. One ap-
preciates dtal "they have no po-
litical support or clout of their
own and ap s=th are forced to
hang on to;the PNCR shirt-tail.
But they niust iot be so spine-
less in joining everything that is
aimed at keeping the country in
political stAlemate. Not only are
they playing the same PNCR
political tricks, they are also de-
stroying the reputation of wor-
thy citizens, This only pre-
vents Guyanese from rising to
the occasion when the nation
demands and deserves their ser-
vice and skills. The people of

Guyana will certainly judge
these political players of an-
other era harshly for their de-
structive political escapades.
The expectation is
that these three Guyanese will
respect the national support for
their task. They must not allow
themselves to become victims of,
a nasty character assassination
and political ploy of those who.:
want to prevent a resolution of
the current impasse.


The Government has
moved from its original position.
regarding the mode of investiga-4.
tion into the allegations. While-'
not a volte face, the May 14 an-
. nouncement by the President is *
certainly closet p what the op-
position, sections of the media,
civil society and human rights
have been calling for. A clear
demonstration of political matu-
rity! That's the type of politi,
cal posture required from all,
sides in building a new political,.,
culture. The culture of antago-
nism, acrimony and derailmept
is from a bygone era.
Those who persist iln
practising such sterile po-
litical habits will only con-
sign themselves to the
dustbin of political history.
Guyanese want to move for-
ward and beyond allegations
and slander. This impartial
Inquiry was intended to
provide that window of op-
portunity for the country to
move forward and let jus-
tice take its course.


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By Shauna Jemmott
A NEW 30-minute television
news cast has hit the Bartica
News Alert, a name
suggested by Geoffrey Phillips
popularly known as 'Mighty
Rebel', is aimed at "educating
and informing residents (of
Bartica) on their activities and
events," founder Rawle Nelson
announced at the launching cer-
emony held Friday evening in the
conference room at the National
Library at Church Street, in the
capital city.
Nelson's focus is on
Health, Environmental and
Youth-related issues in the main.
He promises an "an investigative
and professionally executed
Former NCN Radio

(then Guyana Broadcasting
Corporation) journalist and Se-
nior Communication Officer at
Government Information
Agency (GINA), Claudette
Fredericks, is editor-in-chief of
the outfit which began broad-
casting on March 21.
Editor-in-Chief of
Stabroek News, Mr. David De
Caires, delivering the feature
address, said Nelson will be re-
warded for his energy.
"Energy, courage and
willingness to continue one's
education on topics that one is
dealing with" were some essen-
tial qualities De Caires outlined
that are needed in order to suc-
ceed in the media business.
"You can survive in
very unpromising circum-
stances if you have the perse-
verance and the energy," he told

Chief Mr. David De Caires de-
livering the feature address at
the launching ceremony.

the gathering.
The newspaper veteran
included great skill as another re-
quirement for the practice of
good journalism and said although

it is a popular assertion that
anyone can be a reporter, it
does not take just anyone to
become a first-class journalist.
"To be a good jour-
nalist requires skills not any
less than those required to be
a good lawyer," he asserted.
De Caires encouraged
reporters to constantly raise
their levels and become more
involved in writing the story
to effectively get the message
across to its audiencess, since
some of what they report de-
pends greatly on what they
bring to it. He mentioned be-
ing well informed about the
society as one of the ways in
which reporters can effectively
and efficiently report about it.
De Caries said report-
ers serve the community at
the highest reaches by per-
forming their duties which he
described as "sacred and
Mr. Robert Persaud,
in his remarks said he looks
forward to a meaningful part-
nership between GINA and
News Alert, and added that
"the (Guyana) government is

convinced that freedom of the
press is one of the pillars of any
Persaud said he is
thrilled with the idea that an-
other newscast has joined the
arena, and he hopes it
presents() what is, with sincer-
ity and honesty."
"For too long, remote
communities felt only
Georgetown and its environs
were being blessed with news-
casts," he stated.
Another speaker, Jo-
seph Sing who is Permanent
Secretary within the Tourism,
Industry and Commerce Minis-
try, charged the news team to
uphold certain standards in ex-
ecuting their duties.
One of those stan-
dards, he said, is that journalists
should always identify and in-
clude the element of timeliness
in reporting news, since "time-
liness is the essence of journal-
Along with that ele-
ment, professionalism, good
ethics, effective money manage-
ment and excellent marketing
plans are among the ingredients

for a successful business, Singh
The newscast airs on
Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
day evenings on TTS Channel
5 in Bartica.
The news will be
presented by Fredericks. Other
members of the team are veteran
journalist Francis Quamina Far-
rier, Phillips, Richard Pitman
and Zarinah Hameed as report-
ers, cameramen Rudolph Mor-
ris, John Pompey and Patrick
Browne-Johnson, and Jeremy
Harding as Technical Editor.
GMA Executive Secretary Der-
rick Cummings is Chairman of
the Board of Directors and
GT&T General Manager Terry
Holder, Vice-chairman.
News Alert news
reaches audiences in Bartica and
neighboring Makouria,
Goshen, Riversview, Koaw Is-
land, Itaballi and further North
and South along the Essequibo,
Cuyuni and Mazaruni rivers, as
well as Parika, a press statement
from News Alert stated.
The team plans to
launch its website in the near


Date (of the Invitation): 24TH May 2004
Loan No. 999/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids No. WSG 5/2004
1. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter American
Development Bank towards the cost of the Main Road Rehabilitation Programme
Phase II Road Safety. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing
will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for Implementation of
Street Lights along the Georgetown to Timehri Public Road.

2. The Government of Guyana, acting by and through the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Public Works & Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston, Invites sealed
Bids from Interested parties, with proof of their legal and technical capacity for
the provision of services for the implementation of Street Lights along the
Georgetown to Timehri Public Road. The Project includes the placing of Street Ughts
at specified Intersections and along the worst mile Grove.

3. Interested Bidders may obtain further Information including eligibility to participate
and may inspect the bidding documents at the address below as of Monday 24th
May 2004, and may purchase a set of bidding documents by written
communication or by applying in person to the office of the Works Services Group,
Ministry of Public Works & Communications, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana,
Tel / Fax 592-225-2689 / 226-0650 between 8:00 and 17:00 hours except on
Public Holidays and on payment of a non-reimbursable sum of $3,000 (three
thousand Guyana dollars). The method of payment will be in cash. It will not be
necessary to make the request in person to receive a complete set of the
bidding documents, since these can be sent by mail.

4. Bids must be placed in an envelope, and marked on the outside at the top right
ROAD: BID NO. WSG 5/2004" and on the left hand comer the name and address of
the bidder. In addition bids must be packaged and addressed as outlined in GIB
Clause 17.
The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:

Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Bids must be placed In the Tender Box of the Central Tender Board at the address
mentioned above at or before 09:00 hours, Tuesday 6th July2004. It will not be
necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent by mall. However
the Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the
time and date specified for reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
returned unopened.

5. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'

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SUIAl Y CHROiICLE. May 23. 2004

I it ntn aIwarS

By ShirwinCampbell

Buy concept, prices are 50 per
cent to 60 per cent cheaper, he

added, and insisted that it was
not an advertising gimmick.

The certincate, the
He declared that Fur-
niture Land is not a bottom
house operation but an integral
process that involves over 20
departments performing differ-
ent functions on each product.
According to Kissoon:
"Guyanese are not our custom-
ers; they are our family, and we
treat them as such."
AH & L Kissoon is
a 54-year-old organisation
whose main objective has been
the distribution of quality mer-
chandise at unbeatable prices.
For the past 30 years, it has
been at the fore-front of furni-
ture manufacturing, he.added.
He explained that
the company over the years
has acquired its own forest
concession, sawmilling com-

e arch award ana me comnuneni to quality statement.
plex, solar and humidifier in the Caribbean, Polyester
dryers, lumber yard, ma- Plant, Table Lamp Plant,
chine shop, furniture Metal Plant and a layout of
manufacturing facilities, over 200 000 square feet of
mattress plant, foam plant furniture manufacturing and
with the latest technology showroom space.

Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)
will be in Guyana on

Clinics will be held on both days at Mercy Hospital.

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LOCAL Furniture Giant Al
& L Kissoon Limited was re-.
cently presented with the In-
ternational Arch of Europe
Award Trophy and Frankfurt
-2004 Certificate.
The award was given
for immeasurable contribution.
to the business world and for
high standing and professional-
ism demonstrated by presti-
gious performance.
Kissoon's Managing
Director M1Vr. Hemraj Kissoon
proudly accepted the much-
coveted gold-plated award -on
behalf of his company at the
presentation on March 1, 2004,
in the Convention Hall of the
International Frankfurt Hotel,
Germany. Outstanding person-
alities from the business world
and members of the diplomatic
corps in Germany were among
those at the function.
Speaking to Sunday
Chronicle from his office in
Furniture Land, Industrial Site,
Ruimveldt, Mr. Kissoon said
that staffers were overwhelmed
when they heard.the news.
Management, he said, felt it was
a well deserved award.
Pointing to his
company's commitment to to-
tal quality management,
Kissoon stated that his com-
pany remains steadfast in its
obligation to maintain this stan-
dard while improving its quest
for the platinum award.
He credited the
company's success to the strict
controls on quality from con-
ception to completion.
The entire manufac-
turing process is done under one
roof, from the curing of the
wood-to the shipping off to
markets, and Kissoon said that
he is proud to offer Guyanese
the new concept in marketing
'Direct Buy'.
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Commission does not require

consultation on composition...

(From page two)
formation. It would be a
huge credibility problem for the
PNC after they said they had
all of these intelligence reports,
not to be able to submit any-
thing to the Commission. So
they are just backing away again
from the Inquiry," he said.
The President said he
cannot 'pander' to the PNC, as
he has a responsibility to all
Guyanese and will continue to
manage the affairs of this coun-
try in the interest of its people,
rather than a small group.
Responding to the
concerns of Amnesty Interna-
tional and the Guyana Human
Rights Association (GHRA),
about whether or not Crandon's
appointment is a conflict of in-
terest since he already sits on a
Constitutional Commission -
the Police Service Commission,
the President said he is willing
to discuss this further with the
bodies and if that is the case,
he is prepared to make changes.
Rumours have also
surfaced that Chang has not ac-
cepted the Chairmanship of the
Commission. The President
said he has not received indica-
tion that such is the case. The
Commission has not been ap-
pointed, so no resignation can
be handed in. The President
said as soon as Chang indicates
that the Commission is ready to
start work, the instruments of
Commission will be conferred.

Minister Gajraj would then
proceed on leave and the fort
will be held by another Minis-
ter, which the President did not
name during the interview.
President Jagdeo said
the option of appointing inter-
national commissioners was ex-
amined, but the availability of
these persons would not allow
for short-term functioning of
the Commission.
From his meeting with
the donor community, the
President said their concerns
are about the lack of participa-
tion at Parliament, but they re-
spect the matter as a sovereign
President Jagdeo ruled
out speculations that evidence
would be swept under the car-
pet and maintained that it
would be a public inquiry.
He said the PNCR's
action is reflective of the lead-
ership they have to offer
Guyanese. He noted that
venom and hatred are embed-
ded on the faces of the PNCR-
organised protesters and "and
that is the leadership they are
* likely to offer to the country if
they get into power. That is the
alternative...I urge people
across the country to recognize
this," he said.
The President also
called on Guyanese not to be
'sucked into the PNC's
agenda which is to make pro-
paganda around this one is-
sue." (GINA)

Toddler on the road to

recovery; parents to

be buried tomorrow

LITTLE Enkofi Simon who
was left locked in a bedroom
for an estimated three days,
while his parents' bodies rot-
ted in the other room, is on
the road to recovery in the pe-
diatric ward of the Georgetown
Public Hospital Corporation
Speaking to the
Chronicle yesterday, his grand-
father James Jones said that he is
eating much better and has
"found his voice".
"When I visited him
yesterday morning (Friday) he
was not speaking,, but when I
went back in the afternoon, he
was saying 'da da'".
Jones told this newspa-
per that the 15-month-old boy
was in a stable condition and his
normal eating habits had returned.
The orphan was admit-
ted to the GPHC on Friday to be
treated for dehydration after be-
ing locked in the house without
food for such a long period.

The bodies of Enkofi's
parents, William Simon and

The gruesome discov-
ery was made after an uncle of


Cromwell and his friend decided
to break open the door since resi-
dents began complaining about
the stench coming from the
The young woman's
relatives had also become con-
cerned about her whereabouts,
since she had not been seen for
days and her place of employ-
ment kept calling to find out why
she was not reporting for duty.
Relatives on Friday said
that they had repeatedly told the
young woman to terminate the
common-law relationship since
Simon was in the habit of abus-
ing her and threatening to take
her life. However their calls
went unheeded.
Cromwell's stepfather said
that the post-mortem is ex-
pectedto be performed tomor-
row morning and burial would
take place the same afternoon
because of the decomposed
state of the bodies. (Shawnel

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Luana Cromwell were found in
a state of decomposition in a
bedroom in their Lot 8 Middle
Walk,- Buxton, East Coast
Demerara (ECD) home around
6:00 hrs on Friday.
Cromwell, 23 and
Simon 25, died in what appears
to be a murder/suicide.
According to reports,
the couple seemed to have been
electrocuted, since an electric
wire running from a fuse box was
attached to the woman's body,
which bore burn marks.
Electric wire was also
found around her neck and the
room was soaked with water.
The couple's relation-
ship was described as a rocky
one and according to a press re-
lease from the Police Public Re-
lations Office on Friday, there
was a history of domestic vio-


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Invites all to a lecture on

Guyanese Cricket:
The Last Seventy-Five years, 1928-2003
Professor Winston Mc Gowan, AA
Walter Rodney Chair, University of Guyana

Thursday, May 27, 2004 17:00h

Educational Lecture Theatre, Turkeyen Campus.

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SUM, Y iCHRO LE,. May. 23,- 2004- .......11

President makes historic visit to Region Nine

A GINA Feature

A CHANCE to have a new
road, repairs to schools,
textbooks for children, a
bicycle for a Community
Health Worker, salaries for
unpaid public servants, solar
panels for electricity and
agricultural equipment are
some of the things that
Region Nine communities
will remember most from
their interactions with
President Bharrat Jagdeo.
The Head of State,
accompanied by Minister of
Amerindian Affairs Carolyn
Rodrigues and Public Service
Minister Dr. Jennifer Westford,
Coordinator of the Hinterland
Programme in the Ministry of
Education Edward Jarvis,
Director of Regional Health
Service Dr. Bheri Ramsaran and
Juliet Solomon of the Ministry
of Amerindian Affairs, travelled
by road to Region Nine on May
On their way to the Annai
sub-district, the President and
his team stopped at Iwokrama
International Centre for a

- Commits substantial resources

meeting with staffers.
There, the President noted
that Iwokrama brings to Guyana
international recognition and
gives to the Amerindians much
needed opportunities. The
President toured the
laboratories at the Centre.
According to President
Jagdeo, he is very pleased with
the work at Iwokrama. He noted
that the Centre has had many
successes as well as challenges,
especially in sustaining itself
financially. -
He said these successes
have put Guyana on the global
scene for Protected Areas
The President then toured
the Canopy Walkway, which
was opened in November 2003.
This is a series of suspension
bridges and decks of up to 30
meters high.
The 150-metre long
walkway is a significant sales
feature for eco-tourism
development. -
The President met public

Apoteri, Rewa, Fairview,
Massara and Yakarinta
The President was in
Region Nine to meet residents,
mostly Amerindians, and to
listen to their concerns. The
President wanted to learn from
residents about the
effectiveness of Government's
programmes in the Region.
President Jagdeo reminded
public servants -that
Government expects a high
degree of performance from
them and that his administration
is committed to' working
together to solve problems in
their communities
He noted that they are the
"face of Government" and have
an important role to play, to

servants including teachers and
health workers, residents, youth
leaders and Toshaos of the 50
communities of the Region. The
meetings were held at the four
sub-districts Annai, St. Ignatius,
Aishalton and Karasabai on
May 17 through 20
Among the communities
that were represented at the
meetings are Tiperu, Tiger
Pond, Yurong Paru,
Karasabai and Rukumuta,
Gunn Strip, Achairib, Shea,
Maruranau, Awarewarnau,
Aishalton, Karaudarnau,,
Sand Creek, Small Sand
Creek, Rupanau, Sawarinau,
Shiriri, Potarnau, Baitoon,
Shulinab, Katoonarib,
Hiowa, Moco, Moco, Quarrie,
Nappi, Kaicumbay, Simonie,
Yupukari, Katoka, Parishara,
St. Ignatius, Kumu,
Parikwarinau, Annai
Central, Surama, Wowetta,
Toka, Aranaputa,
Kwatamang, Rupertee,
Kwaimatta, Crashwater,

find out if the programmes
implemented by government are
effective or not. He also urged
the health and education
workers to familiarise
themselves with the national
plans for their sectors and see
how their roles can help in the
bigger picture that Government
is trying to achieve.
A sore issue in the
Region is the non-payment
of several public servants.
President Jagdeo
instructed the Regional
Executive Officer Desmond
Kissoon to ensure that
these payments are made,
as "once people are
working for Government
they must be paid."

The REO promised to have
many of the payments made by
early next month.
The REO was also
instructed to sort out the issue
of late and non-supplies to
school of stationery and other
needs, especially at the Annai
Secondary School. Teachers
complained of having the 'royal
run around' to obtain items
Teachers are calling for the
Schools Broadcast programme
to be more readily available to
Radio Paiwomak.
The Radio Station has
copies of 2001 and 2002 tapes.
The President made a
commitment to providing. of
2003 tapes for each school in
(Please turn to
centre nages)

ig the Toshaos of the Annai Sub-District, Region Nine, at the Bina Hill Institute.

SDemerara Disdllers Ltd,.

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Transportation will be provided by the Company from
its Demerara Shipping Company Ltd. (DSCL) location,
8-12 Water & Schumaker Streets, Georgetown and the
National Cultural Centre Tarmac, Homestretch &
Mandela Avenues, Greater Georgetown to Plantation
Diamond; East Bank Demerara and return.

Shareholders who need to use this service must present
their invitations in order to board the buses.

(A) Buses will leave 8-12 Water & Schumaker
Streets and the National Cultural Centre
Tarmac between 2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. for
the meeting

(B) Buses will leave Plantation Diamond between
5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. after the meeting.


The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce in collaboration '
with the Caribbean Regional (HRD) Programme for Economic^'
Competitiveness (CPEC) and the Guyana Manufacturers'.
Association (GMA) will be mounting a programme for the further
development of the Furniture Industry in Guyana.

Canadian Consultant Mr. Michael Fortune will be engaged in ;|
conducting a hands-on workshop on chair and drawer.
construction from Monday, May 31" to Thursday, June 3', 2004.
The workshop will be held at O'Mallo's Furniture Establishment at
Plot 21, Eccles Industrial Site from 09:00 15:00 hours daily.

Cost for this workshop will be G$6,000 per participant, payable to
the Guyana Manufacturers' Association (GMA). The Consultant
will also engage large furniture retailers and Government
Agencies in formulating policies applicable to the sub sector.

Furniture manufacturers who wish to upgrade current designs or
create new designs would be able to make suitable arrangements
with the Consultant.

For Registration and other information, please contact Ministry of
Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Tel No. 226-8957 or the GMA
TelNos. 227-4295,233-7405, Fax: 225-5615.
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SUNDAY CHi NILm E May 23, .Q.

From Frederick Halley in

THE Guyana Consulate in
Toronto yesterday evening
honoured several outstanding
Guyanese nationals who have
contributed towards the pro-
motion of their homeland in
this North American city.
The gala ceremony
was held at the Travelodge Ho-
tel and Conference Centre and
marked the beginning of month-
long activities to commemorate

Guyana's 38th Independence
anniversary celebrations. A
Guyana Festival, which takes
place from June 18-20 will bring
the curtains down on the cel-
The awards were cre-
ated three years ago to acknowl-
edge the contributions of
Guyanese nationals towards the
promotion of Guyana, the
Guyanese heritage and culture
and are seen as providing role
models for the current and fu-
ture generations.
According to

Firm launches

new milk drink

Amsterdam-based dairy com-
pany on Friday launched a
new milk drink at Fogarty's
Although the product
was only launched yesterday,
Food Technologist and owner of
the company, Mr. Timothy
McIntosh said that the low fat
chocolate milk has been in cir-
culation since October last year.
"We realized that
people wanted something other

than plain milk, and we found
this excellent recipe," McIntosh
told the media.
Most of the business
operations are done in
Georgetown. There's a free
home delivery service in the city
and hotel distributions.
McIntosh noted that
all milk and fruits are purchased
locally, contributing to the en-
hancement of the economy.
The product is avail-
able at all leading supermarkets

Guyana's Honorary Consul
General, Mr. Danny Doobay,
the awards are seen as a fit-
ting tribute to highlight the
achievements of the recipients
and also to make a wider
statement to both the
Guyanese community and to
the wider Canadian commu-
nity as a whole.
A panel of judges
consisting of eminent profes-
sionals from within the
Guyanese Community in
Canada has evaluated the
nominees and selected the

in a standard size (1.8 litres)
bottle. McIntosh said the
kiddies' size is being consid-
The company would
be expanding soon by produc-
ing Mozzarella and Cream
Minister of Fisher-
ies, Other Crops and Live-
stock, Mr. Satyadeow Sawh
noted that the product is one
of good quality and congratu-
lated McIntosh for starting
such a business.
He noted that he
was very happy to be asso-
ciated with the venture, ,
since buying all the locally,
produced items will help to
develop the economy.
(Shawnel Cudjoe)

winners. Among the guiding crite-
ria for selection were strong moral
character, strong leadership and
community-building efforts of the
In previous years, the
selections were done by the Fes-
tival Committee, but according to
Doobay, the nomination process
has been opened this year to in-
clude submissions from the gen-
eral public.
The nine categories for

Ceremony held to honour

Guyanese in Canada

the 2004 awards include Out-
standing Business Person; Out-
standing Community
Organisation; Community Ser-
vice; Heritage and Culture; Aca-
demic Excellence; Special
Achievement; Leadership and
Meanwhile, the Festi-
val Committee has decided on a
change of dates for the annual
three-day outdoor celebrations
from May to June to capitalise
on better weather conditions.
The change of date locates the
Festival in much warmer weather
conditions, thereby removing the
uncertainty that has surrounded
the event in previous years.
In anticipation of
warmer weather, the Festival

Rehabilitationi-f Corentyne Highway

closer to reality. Lowe.

Services Group, Ministry of
Public Works, Rickford Lowe
said he is optimistic about
the rehabilitation of the
Corentyne Highway, Region
Six (East Berbice/
Corentyne) becoming a. re-
"At this moment,
we are negotiating with the In-
ter-American Development
Bank (IDB) about the high-
way," Lowe told the Govern-
ment Information Agency
He noted if the out-
come is positive, the highway
-will begin from the New
Amsterdam Ferry Stelling to
Moleson Creek Ferry Stelling,
which is the gateway to

Features on the road
will include: widening of the
road, installation of street
lights, road markings and street
With regard to the

Berbice River Bridge, Lowe indi-
cated that the feasibility studies
have been completed.
When President Bharrat
Jagdeo was in the Ancient County
earlier this month, he stated that
the contract for the project will
be awarded this year
The feasibility study
on the project conducted by a.
French company began in 2003.

Lowe noted that
three areas were identified to
construct the bridge. How-
ever, it was recommended that
the best location is at D' Ed-
ward Village to Crab Island,
which would be linked to the
Corentyne Highway.
The bridge would
link Regions Five and Six.

THE achievements of Nurse Byrnece Rosanna Browne of
Bagotville, West Bank Demerara, were detailed in last week's
edition of the Sunday Chronicle to mark International Nurses
Nurse Browne, the daughter of World War 1 veteran,
Gershom Browne, became Principal Nursing Tutor at .the
Georgetown School of Nursing in 1977. She also served a stint at
CARICOM from 1981 to 1985 as Research and Test Development
Officer (Nursing).
Her role in the implementation of regional training
programmes has contributed to the boosting of standards in
midwifery education in many Caribbean countries.

Foreign Exchange Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday, May 14, 2004 Thursday, May 20, 2004

Buying Rate Selling Rate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 189.00 197.00 201.00 203.00
CitizensBank 191.00 196.50 201.00 203.00
DemeraraBank 189.50 190.00 194.50 195.00
GBTI 188.00 193.00 195.00 198.00
NBIC- 192.00 196.00 202.00 202.00

BankAverage 191.08- 195.08 199.08 200.67.

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 197.60 200.80 -

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: USS1.0 = GS198.25

B. Canadian Dollar

Bank Average 128.13 134.97 142.60 150.40

C. Powid Sterling ______ _______

BankAverage 303.00 329.60 341.76 354.43-

D. Eure

BankAverage 221.47 232.02 240.71 248.44
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR USS G. Prime Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate For Fri. May 20, 2004

TT = GS 29.30
Bdos$= G$ 91.81 3 months 1.28000% US 4.00%
J$S= GS 4.45 6 months 1.56875% Guyana 14.88%
ECS$= GS 65.54
BelizeS = GS 92.55
Source: International Department, lan, c4(pyana

Date: May 20th 2004
Loan No. 999/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids No. WSG 2/2004 & WSG 3/2004
The Government of Guyana acting by and through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Public Works & Communications, Kingston, invites sealed Bids from bidders to provide
services for the implementation of a Three Year Performance-based Lump-sum Contract
for the routine maintenance of:

(a): Essequibo Coast Public Road from Supenaam (km 0+000) to Charity.
(knm 59+900).

(b) Soesdyke Linden Highway from intersection with East Bank Demerara
Public Road (km 0+000) to Toll Station (km 69+750).

The work InvoWes the Maintenance of the Pavement, Shoulder, Verges, Ditches and
the Implementation of Traffic Safetly Elements.

Interested Bidders may obtain further Information including eligibility to participate and
may inspect the bidding documents as of May 25th 2004 at the office of the Work
Services Group, Ministry of Public Works & Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston,
Georgetown, Tel: 223-0905 Ext. 123 between 08:00 and 16:30 hours, Monday to Friday.
Each document may be purchased on payment, by cash only, of $5,000 (five thousand
dollars) which is non-reimbursable. Bidders may bid for one or both projects..

A pre-bid meeting will be held on June 9th 2004 at 10:00 hours in the Conference
Room of the Work Services Group.

Bids must be addressed to: The Chairman
Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance,
Main & Urquhart Streets,
Georgetown, Guyana

Bids must be placed in the Tender Box at the above address at or before 09:00 hours.
Tuesday June 22nd 2004.

Bids wil be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those bidders or their
representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 hours on Tuesday June 22nd 2004
In the Conference Room of the Central Tender Board at the address shown above.

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Committee has increased the
number of outdoor activities.
The highlights of this year's fes-
tival, to be held at the
L'Amoreaux Community Cen-
tre, 2000 McNicoll Avenue,
Scarborough, are the Guyana
Trade Show, the Cultural Show
and the Celebrity Cricket Match
featuring Guyana's national
cricket team and a Canadian XI.
The Trade Show will
feature 25-30 of the top com-
panies from Guyana repre-
senting key sectors .of the
economy, including manufac-
turing, seafood, furniture,
food processing, pharmaceu-
ticals, mining, jewellery and
crafts, tourism, fresh fruits
. and vegetables.


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,HROUICLE, May 23, 2004

et tleor-d's culture plea

y Rickey Singh
following is a reprint
ir Caribbean' column,
sesy of the Barbados
.end Nation, edition of
y 21)
r THIS time of growing ra-
-ial, tribal and religious in-
tolerance that continue to re-
sult in ghastly levels of
deaths, injuries, destruction,
homelessness and destitution
in so many parts of the world,
I find rather appealing a bold
stand by that noted exponent
of Caribbean culture, Rex

Nettleford, in favour of un-
derstanding and tolerance of
the religious and cultural
norms of the diverse peoples
of our Anglophone Caribbean.
Specifically, his plea
for understanding of the fre-
quently misunderstood and mis-
represented Rastafarians and the
East Indian populations of ma-
jor plural societies like Guyana
and Trinidad and Tobago.
In another of his usu-
ally very informative and inspir-
ing lectures, this time on the
topic of 'Re-engineering Carib-
bean Cultural Enterprises/Insti-
tutions', Nettleford took his au-
dience on a journey on the im-

Caribbean-bornhwrit -

wins Commonwealt'

Writers Prize

MELBOURNE, Australia -
Meet Caryl Phillips, the Car-
ibbean-born writer from the
"island of St. Kitts, who last
week-end walked away with
the prestigious Common-

Author Caryl Phillips
wealth Writers Prize 2004 for
his book, 'A Distant Shore'
(Secker & Warburg).
-The 10,000 prize was
presented at a gala awards din-
ner at the State Library-of
Victoria's Cowen Gallery in
Melbourne, Australia, on Satur-

day May 15.
Chairperson of the
five-person pan-Common-
wealth judging panel, poet, es-
sayist and art critic Chris
WallaceCrabbe, said on behalf
of the jury: "This book speaks
to our age and its entropy. The
story moves with the'converg-
ing lives of a middle-aged Mid-
lands woman, declining into be-
wilderment, and an 'illegal' who
flees to England from the ap-
palling violence of his home-
land. The everyday and the ap-
palling walk hand in hand, with
utter conviction. A heartbreak-
ing novel, 'A Distant Shore'
asks whether civilisation can
possibly survive."
Phillips grew up in
Leeds, Britain, where he was
brought by his parents'when he
was a few months old. Now he
divides his time between Lon-
don and New York. He is cur-
rently Professor of English at
Columbia University's Barnard
On home he says: "I've
(Please turn page 16)

perative of tolerance and how
and why we should avoid los-
ing more time in designing an
agenda for the future
The occasion was the
Fifth William G Demas Memo-
rial Lecture, organised by the
Caribbean Development Bank
(CDB) on May 11 to coincide
with its 34th Annual Board of
Governors Meeting in Tobago.
The limited space of
this column cannot do justice to
the'presentation by Nettleford,
who will soon be retiring as
Vice-Chancellor of the Univer-
sity of the West Indies, but,
happily, whose vision and intel-
lectual contributions will con-
tinue to be within reach of Car-
ibbean institutions and people,
as that other cultural icon,

George Lamming.
There is a noticeable
reciprocity between them when
it comes to quoting each other's
words of wisdom, as Nettleford
did, again, at the Demas Memo-
rial Lecture in Tobago, and Lam-
ming did on Monday night at the
Earl Warner Memorial Lecture
here in Barbados.
For now, I merely
wish to record briefly, without
comment, aspects of
Nettleford's presentation as
they relate to our Rastafarian
community and Caribbean citi-
zens of East Indian descent in
the context of religious influ-
ences and social cohesion:
First, this general ob-
servation: "In the Common-
wealth Caribbean, from Jamaica

to Guyana, old-fashion obeah
has gone hand in hand with
Bible-grinding zealotry in the
orthodox mould. And even
within the complex of Christian
Orthodoxy, evangelical and Pen-
tecostal variations on the theme
have taken hold of people all
over the region..." .
Jamaica, however, he
noted, "continues to have a prob-
lem. With its over 90 per cent of
hopelessly black citizens, Ja-
maica still found it easier to give
official recognition to the Mor-
mons, who up to until recently,
insisted that they had a vision
from God about the natural infe-
riority of people of African an-
cestry, while the homegrown
Rastafarians are denied it (simi-
lar official recognition)..."
Contending that the
Christians of all denominations
"will have to come to terms
with the fact that Rome is not
the sole repository of religious






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Finnish citizens at present in Guyana
that voting abroad in the European
Parliament Elections begins on the
2nd June and ends on the 5th.June,

Finnish Citizens who wish to be
apprised of their voting rights should
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wisdom", Nettleford went on to
remind his audience that "lest we
forget, the Hindus and Muslims
are Caribbean citizens too...
"The East Indian popu-
lations of Guyana and Trinidad
are challenging the entire region
to come to its sense by extend-
ing the principle of ecumenism
beyond the plurality of the
Christian fold.
"Any re-engineer-
ing of the religious enter-
prise will, therefore, re-
quire the greatest reserves
of tolerance, mutual re-
spect and mutual trust (in
terms of worship of the
region's separate gods),
and a deep commitment to
the heterogeneous prin-
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President makes historic

visit to Region Nine

- Commits substantial resources

(From page 11)

On the issue of health
care delivery, the President
said the proposed hospital at
Lethem, which will soon be
constructed, will solve many
of the problems of inadequate
health care delivery in the
Region. Many of the problems
in this sector stemmed from
the inability of personnel to
perform a high level of
medical duties, which they
were not trained for. The
President said this will be
He also committed the
Government towards fulfilling
several requests, including the
building of new schools and
improving existing ones, water
facilities, providing cycles for
Community Health Workers to
do their jobs better and radio sets
for communities, improve
transportation access, provide
agricultural equipment, text
books, computer access, roads
and school uniform assistance.
At Annai PnmarN School. he
made several commitments

including the provision of
$1.5M to fund a new school and
resources to expand the
Industrial Arts Centre at Annai
Secondary School. He also made
a commitment to upgrade
existing health and water
facilities there.
The President agreed to give
$4M towards improving
facilities including the laboratory
at the Aishalion Secondary
School. The Regional Chairman
Vincent Henry said the Region
has undertaken to do this
through its budget and at present
materials are being sourced to
provide the power at the
Aishalton Hospital. The school
is already wired.
The students who are
writing CSEC for the first time
also raised concerns about the
untimely delivery of examination
President Jagdeo said he will
follow up on the issue. He will
also check to see if exams are
written on the date they are
He also announced that
Government \ ill be purchasing
an additional generator costing

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$50M for Lethem, since the
Moco Moco Hydro Project was
destroyed by a mud slide.
Most of the assistance, the
President said, will materialise

within the next month, as
government will fund them
through the Regional
President Jagdeo also clarified

meeting with Amerindians in
Paramakatoi in 1995, adopted
a policy on land demarcation
that sees two phases. Phase
One is the demarcation of

President Jagdeo haIsiscussions with health workers after meeting public servants,
residents, youths ard Toshaos at St. Ignatius, Region Nine.

misconceptions about
Government's 1995 land policy
for Amenrindian lands. He noted
that the exercise is not aimed at
disadvantaging the indigenous
people, but at giving them legal
rights to the lands they have
possessed for >ears.
The government, after a

Amerindian lands while Phase
Two will be the granting of
extensions of properties as
claimed by the Amerindian
There are 120
communities, 76 of which have
already been titled, but not all
are demarcated. Of those titled,

The President, flanked by Mini
ones from Toka Primary Scho
39 are demarcated.
The government had
started the demarcation
exercise but encountered
problems because the
surveyors did not consult with
the villagers.
President Jagdeo said the
demarcation process is being
conducted in accordance with
the Amerindian Act of 1951.
In 2002, the Government
revised the policy to move ahead
with the demarcation process by
regions instead of the entire
country. This would allow those
communities that have been

President Bharrat Jagdeo on the Iwokrama 500-melr Canopy Walkway.


' May 23, 2004 i

mminiser or Amermnoan Mnairs, Carolyn roarigues aistrin
to students at Karasabai.

demarcated to move on to Phase
Two of the exercise.
"We cannot keep everyone
waiting because one or a few
communities do not Ivant this,"
the President told the residents,
adding that it took nearly 40
years to get the demarcation
However, because of
delays and long waiting
periods some communities
have to endure, the President
said government has decided
to amend the policy further
and move ahead with the
demarcation process by
The demarcation process'is
costing the government about
$100 million.
The President urged
Amerindians to beware of
persons who portray the
demarcation process as a "bad
While in Region Nine, the

President also launched the
President's Youth Choice
Initiative. Government will be
spending more than $50M on
several projects including
economic ventures in the
The President expressed
satisfaction that many youth
groups chose economic ventures.
The Head of State said that
the monies for the projects will
be made available to the
communities by next week
through the Regional
Administration and then
disbursed to the various youth
leaders. He urged that the
communities employ villagers in
relevant projects to ensure that
employment is created for
youths also.
He noted that because of the
rainy season, some of the
projects will not begin now, but
he urged the youths to start
prepar!#ons. He also urged

them and the Toshaos not to
. abandon the projects once they
are started, but to see them
through the end, as well as to
ensure that they are sustained.
The noted that the
projects chosen should be the
communities' decision and not
that of any single person, or
the government, as it is for
the benefit of the young
He noted that while the
village captains will play a
role, the projects must be
managed by the youths
themselves, with guidance
from the communities.
The interns of the Bina
Hill Institute also called on
the President for assistance in
their youth programme and
he promised to help with
resources. This is to be further
explored. He toured Radio
Paiwomak complex, which is
in the same building.

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(From page 13)
been in New York for seven
years. St. Kitts is a type of
home: I spend quite a lot of time
there. London is a type of
home. Leeds, where I grew up -
I don't have any relatives there
anymore but I can still feel fa-
miliarity with the streets. And
Leeds United are there."
'A Distant Shore' is the
Oxford alumna's seventh novel
and tells the story of the brief,
doomed friendship between
Dorothy, a fifty-something Ean-
glish woman bewildered by the
way her life seems to be slip-
ping out of her control, and
Solomon, a thirty-something
refugee from a war-ravaged Af-
rican country.
Both seek a sort of
asylum from a society that
seems to have no place for
them. It is a carefully struc-
tured, intensely felt story of
alienation, dislocation and isola-
tion in modem society.
At the heart of the
book is the idea that if the char-
acters are not able to tell their
stories then they don't really

exist. .
As Solomon says to-
wards the end: "If I do not
share my story, then I have only
this one year to my life. I am a
one-year-old man who walks
with heavy steps. I am a man
burdened with hidden history."
Phillips sees this as

one-of the larger thematic prob-
lems in Western societies.
He told re-
cently: "We live among many
people who don't have the abil-
ity to tell their story, who don't
have a place in society where
their music, their dance, their
poetry, their prose has any out-
let. They are not going to be
represented in the media; they

are not -going to be- repre- -
sented in the political hierar-
chy, so, to all intents and pur-
poses, they are invisible."
On racism he experi-
enced while growing up in
Leeds, he added: "It is the
most insidious and most dif-
ficult to root out. It can hide
behind a facade of equality
and egalitarianism. The kid

Commonwealth ends suspension of Pakistan

By Madeline Chambers

LONDON (Reuters) The
Commonwealth readmitted
Pakistan yesterday, citing the
country's progress on demo-
cratic reforms since its sus-
pension after a military coup
five years ago.
The decision ends the
exclusion imposed after Presi-
dent Pervez Musharraf seized
power in 1999 and seals
Pakistan's reintegration into the
international fold.
Pakistan, which has
one of the world's biggest Mus-
lim populations, has already
been embraced by the United
States as a major ally, widely
seen as a reward for its support

in the U.S-led war against ter-
"The (Common-
wealth) welcomed the
progress made in restoring de-
mocracy and rebuilding demo-
cratic institutions in Paki-
stan," Secr6tary-General Don
McKinnon said.
"(It) decided therefore
that Pakistan should no longer
remain suspended from the
councils of the Common-
But the group of 53
mostly former British colonies
said after a meeting of foreign
ministers and diplomats it
would monitor further reforms
and expected Musharraf to meet
a pledge to stand down as chief

of the army by the efid of this
If the nuclear power
fails to continue along the road
to democracy or if Musharraf
does not stand down as army
chief the Commonwealth will
consider fresh action, officials
Many analysts had
predicted the Commonwealth
would lift the suspension.
"The fact that Pakistan
has been accepted by other
countries and institutions would
have put the Commonwealth
out on a limb if it had not made
this decision," said Gareth Price,
South East Asia expert at the
Royal Institute of International
Pakistan, which has a
population of 149 million, had
long argued it had met Common-
wealth demands.
"This is our moral vic-
tory. We deserve it," said Paki-
stani Information Minister

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- who calls you-a nigger, you-can -thologies -as- diverse as- The
just punch him, or if he's bigger Right Set' (about tennis) and 'Ex-
than you, you run away. It'A-,the travagant Strangers: A Literature
job, the housing, the education of Belonging'.
- those are things that are diffi- He has also written
cult." "twyral plays, television dra-
His first book was mas, Vocumentaries and a
'The Final Passage', and other couple Vf films, the best
non-fiction works include 'A known ofC which is 'Playing
New World Order' and 'The Away', alput a cricket team
European Tribe', and edited an- from Brixto playing"

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.
I- Pakistan's high com-
missioner to London, Maleeha
Lodhi, said Musharraf would
stick to his undertaking to resign
as army head.
"Let's remember he
has stood by every commit-
ment he has made, that's his
track record," she said.
Musharraf was made
army chief in 1998 and ousted
the elected prime minister
Nawaz Sharif in a bloodless
coup a year later.
Diplomats said earlier
an apparent softening of his
pledge to give up his army uni-
form and the deportation earlier
this month of Nawaz Sharif's
younger brother Shahbaz Sharif
had raised concerns.
Critics accuse
Musharraf of building up a per-
sonal power base by strength-
ening pro-militafy groups before
.quitting as army chief and point
out that top opposition leaders
including former prime minis-
ters Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz.
Slarif have been in exile for sev-

eral years. ,.
Farh llah, Bab.
spokesman for Bh1 .05 Pali-
stan People's Party, s d:"The
decision is not surp sin asn-
western countries, taki Gen-
eral Musharraf's pro 'is ee
fight against terror on its ,.
value, wanted to reward his
Emeka Anyaoku, a
former Commonwealth Secre-
tary-General, said it was "a
tragic blow to the hard earned
credibility of the (Common-
wealth) as a force for promot-
ing its fundamental principle of
Representatives from
Nigeria, India, Canada, Tanza-
nia, Lesotho, the Bahamas,
Malta, Samoa and Sri Lanka
made the decision in the name
of the Commonwealth.
'/ McKinnon said the
decision had no direct im-
pact on Zimbabwe which
withdrew from the Com-
monwealth last December
after its suspension was

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Date (of the Invitation): 24TH May 2004
Loan No. 999/SF-GY
Invitation for Bids No. WSG 4/2004
1. The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter American
Development Bank towards the cost of the Main Road Rehabilitation Programme
Phase II Road Safety. It is Intended that part of the proceeds of this financing
will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for Implementation of
Sidewalk at Golden Grove along the Georgetown to Timehrl Public Road.

2. The Government of Guyana,- acting by and through the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Public Works & Communications, Wight's Lane, Kingston, Invites sealed
Bids from interested parties, with proof of their legal and technical capacity for
the provision of services for the implementation of Sidewalk at Golden Grove
along the Georgetown to Timehrl Public Road. The Project comprised mainly the
construction of a Sidewalk on the eastern side of the roadway.

3.. Interested Bidders may obtain further Information Including eligibility to participate
and may inspect the bidding documents at the address below as of Monday 24th
May 2004, and may purchase a set of bidding documents by written
communication or by applying In person to the office of the Works Services Group,
Ministry of Public Works & Communications, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana,
Tel / Fax 592-225-2689 / 226-0650 between 8:00 and 17:00 hours except on
Public Holidays and on payment of a non-reimbursable sum of $3,000 (three
thousand Guyana dollars). The method of payment will be in cash. It will not be
necessary to make the request In person to receive a complete set of the
bidding documents, since these can be sent by mail.

4. Bids must be placed in an envelope, and marked on the outside at the top right
TIMEHRI PUBLIC ROAD: BID NO. WSG 4/2004" and on the left hand comer
and address of the bidder.
The envelope should be sealed and addressed to:

Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
Georgetown, Guyana

Bids must be placed in the Tender Box of the Central Tender Board at the address
mentioned above at or before 09:00 hours, Tuesday 6th July 2004. It will not be
necessary to submit bids in person since they may be sent by mail, However
the Employer is not responsible for bids not received thereof on or before the
time and date specified for reception of bids. Late bids will be rejected and
returned unopened.

5. Bids will be opened at a public ceremony, in the presence of those Bidders'
Representatives who choose to attend at 09:00 hours, Tuesday 6th July 2004 in
the Conference Room of the Central Tender Board, Ministry of Finance, Main and
Urquhart Streets, Georgetown, Guyana,


The Ministry of Public Works & Communications invites Bids for the supply and
delivery of 2500 pcs of greenheart piles in 20 lots each of 125 piles to the Cricket
Stadium Site, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

Specifications as per GR 03 of the Guyana Timber Grading Rules for Hardwoods,
Third Edition, Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC).

Eligible Bidders shall be current holders of:-
a) State Forest Permission
b) Wood Cutting Lease
c) Timber Sales Agreement
d) Timber Dealer's Licence
e) Sawmiller's Licence

and must satisfy the Guyana Forestry Commission Criteria..

Each bid must clearly state the price per metre delivered to Providence, the
number of lots being bid for, and must be accompanied by NIS and IRD Certificates
of Compliance, copies of the relevant GFC Licence / Lease and a Bid Security from
a Bank or Certified Cheque to the amount of 2% of the total bid price.

A schedule of delivery must be provided as part of the Bid.

Clarification and additional information may be obtained by writing to:-

Walter Willis
Ministry of Public Works and Communications
Wight's Lane, Kingston, Georgetown.

Bids must be addressed and submitted in duplicate to:-

Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside CRICKET STADIUM PILE
Bids will be received on Tuesday 22nd June 2004 at 9:00 a.m. in the Ministry of
Finance, Main.and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE, May 23, 2004 .'. -

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he correct soluti

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1. A composite picture
made from pieces of others.
4. Consider to be.
8. A city on the
Danube River in
................ Germany.
10. Combining form:
New, recent, a modified
11. To perceive with
the eye (s) or mind.
13. Become red in the
15. Senior (Abbr.)
17. Late Latin (Abbr.)
18. Similarly
19. Sam hurt himself
when he accidentally fell
into the ................
21. Myra ate several
pieces of ................. Be-
fore giving the rest to her
22. Objective case of 'I'.
23. Symbol for the ele-
ment 'tantalum'.
25. Male previously

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nounce this week that
we actually have win-
They have all fallen
in the one-error cat-
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will all share the prize

26. The creek was wide
and its water ...........and
29. Jargon
30. Place where animals
31. Frozen water.
33. Fervour
35. Charge
37. Open, usually round,
38. Form
39. Sound

1. Dana went to the
park soon after he had
cleared away the
................from the
2. Passage by which
food goes from mouth to
3. A Jewish month
nearly corresponding to Sep-
5. Suffix small,
little; example, chicken, kit-

The lucky persons
are; Patricia Austin of
Section A, South
Sophia, C.E Bracelly of
Republic Road,
Rasheed Khan of
Vergenoegen East
Bank Essequibo, Oscar-
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6. Early English
7. Dick loved those
movies that featured
9. Medal of service
12. In physics, the unit
of work and of energy.
14. Gary traded his
................for a new pair of
16. Entertain
18. Tree with silver
Sgrey bark.
20. Event regarded as a
prophetic sign.
24. At the end of the
lengthy discourse many per-
sons in the audience ex-
pressed a loud
26. Cubic centimeter
27. After the proper or
usual time
28. Stir up
31. The symbol for the el-
ement Iridium.

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Audrey Smith of 205
Side Line Dam.
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last puzzle. It paid off well.
It's another All-correct. It
will be judged on June 4,
2004 and win $30, 000.

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monetary unit of European
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symbol for the ratio of a
circle's circumference to its
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away from the land.

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Ahem, Amen, As, Ash, Blush, Cant, CC,
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* To co-ordinate all internal differences by liaising and reviewing other work processes
affecting service standards.


* Either a degree holder with some experience in Marketing; OR non-graduate with
Marketing qualifications and broad experience of business activities in marketing,
sales, distribution or finance.
* Need to understand the Oil Products business process including the order .
fulfilling process.
* Essential to have supervisory experience and excellent interpersonal skills.
* Good PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office.

An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications from interested persons should be submitted
no later than June 1, 2004 and addressed to:

Customer Service Supervisor
P.O. Box 10132

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CERTIFICATES. The following
share certificates have been
reported lost, destroyed or
mislaid. DEMERARA
Eric Sanderson, ADDRESS: 68
Seaforth Street,
Campbellville, CERT NO.
8593, 9332, 18517, HOLDING:
167, 1000. NAME: Sakuntala
Balram, ADDRESS: C/o Mr.
Narain, 11 Garnett Street,
Campbellville, CERT. NO.:
3442 HOLDING: 50. NAME:
James Muhammad,
ADDRESS: 304 West Lusignan,
East Coast Demerara, CERT:
NO. 7107, 8931 HOLDING
1000. NAME: Lilowtie Persaud
&/or Desmond Peters,
ADDRESS: 6 La Grange West
Bank Demerara, CERT NO.
17572, 7637, 8932, HOLDING:
583, 83, 500. If within thirty
days of the date hereof no
claim or representation has
been made to the undersigned
in respect of the above
mentioned certificates then the
Registrar of the Company will
proceed with such applications
for the issue of duplicates in
respect of the above. C. Gajraj
2003. NO. 1191-S.
CORPORATION, a corporation
established by an Order
numbered 13/1997 under the
Co-operative Financial
Institutions Act 1976 and whose
registered Office is situate at
Lots 62-63 Middle Street, North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown,
Demerara. Plaintiffs and 1.
lettered "R", being part of Sub-
lot lettered "C" 'being part of
lot numbered 102 (one
hundred and two) in the North
Cummingsburg District, in the
City of Georgetown, in the
County of Demerara, in the
Republic of Guyana, the said
sub-lot lettered "C" being laid
down and defined and
bordered in yellow on a Plan
of the said lot by S. S. M.
Insanally, Sworn Land
Surveyor, dated the 18* day of
July, 1954 and deposited in the
Deeds Registry at Georgetown
on the 20" day of November,
1957 and the said sub-lot
lettered "R" being shown and
defined on a Plan by the said
S. S. M. Insanally, Sworn Land
Surveyor, dated 21" day of
October, 1954, and deposited
in the Deed Registry aforesaid
on the 20h day of November,
1957 together with a right-of-
way over and along a strip of
land part of the said sub lot
lettered "C" as shown marked
*4ft. Right-of-Way" on the
aforesaid Plan dated 21"
October, 1954 and also with a
right-of-way over and along two
strips of land 10 feet and 11
feet wide respectively leading
to Carmichael Street the said
two strips of land being shown
marked. "Right-of-Way on the
aforesaid Plan dated the 120,
July, 1954 and on the building
and erections thereon, and on
all other buildings and
erections which may hereafter
be erected thereon during the
existence of this mortgage, the
property of the mortgagors, on
the aforesaid sub-lot "R". 2
Defendants Jointly and
severally. NOTICE OF
lettered "R" being part of Sub-
Ict lettered "C" being part of
lot numbered 102 (one
hundred and two) in the North
Cummingsburg District, in the
City of Georgetown, in the
County of Demerara, in the
Republic of Guyana. TAKE

NOTICE that a Specially
Indorsed Writ of Summons has
been issued on the 23rd day of
October 2003, against you the
Defendants, by GNCB TRUST
before a Judge of the High Court
of the Supreme Court of
Judicature in which the Plaintiffs
claims against you for: (a) The
sum of $5 396 503. 00 (five
million, three hundred and
ninety six thousand five hundred
and three dollars) together with
interest on the said sum of the
rate of 19% (nineteen per cent)
per annum from the 151 day of
October 2003, until payment. (b)
An Order to foreclose the Deed
cf First Mortgage numbered 235/
1998 dated the 41" day of
February 1998 and bring the said
property therein described to
sale at execution and to recover
from the proceeds of such sale
the sum of $5 396 503.00 (five
million three hundred and ninety
six thousand five hundred and
three dollars) together with
interest at the rate of 19%
(nineteen per cent) per annum
from the 15" day of October 2003
until payment. (c) Such further
or other orders as may be just.
(d) AND the sum of $ (or such
sum may be allowed on taxation
for cost) for costs. If the amount
claimed is paid to the Plaintiffs
or their Attorneys-at-law within 4
(four) days from the service
hereof further proceedings will
in person or by letter to MR.
whose address for service and
place of business is at Lot 62
Hadfield and Cross Streets, Werk-
en-Rust Georgetown, a copy of
the Specially Indorsed Writ of
Summons and Statement of
Claim will be delivered or sent
to you. If you desire to defend
this action you shall not later
than 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon
of the day (not being the
Saturday, Sunday or Public
Holiday) immediately preceding
the 4"' day of June, 2004 file an
Affidavit at the Supreme Court
Registry, setting forth your
defence and serve a copy
forthwith after filing same on
Attorney-at-law for the Plaintiffs
at their address at HUGHES,
FIELDS & STOBY of 62 Hadfield
and Cross Streets, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
and appear before a Judge in
the High Court of the Supreme
Court of Judicature of Guyana
on Monday the 7"' day of June,
2004 at 9:00 am in Bail Court
AND in default of such filing or
appearance, the Plaintiffs may
proceed therein and Judgement
may be given against you in your
ORDERED that this matter do
stand adjourned to the Monday
the 7" day of June 2004 in Bail
Court. Sgd. E. NORMAN FOR
REGISTRAR. Dated this 131h day
of May, 2004.

MAGAZINE of Worldwide
Pen Friends. Information? Send
stamped envelope CFI, PO Box:
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
SINGLE 36 yrs old female,
looking for a white Guy for
serious relationship, ages 35 -
40 Email address
LINK up with the Junior/
Senior Singles Dating Service,
18 80 yrs. and meet friends.
Immediate connection upon
registration. Tel. 223-8237
hours, 9 am 6 pm.
IF you are a beautiful
woman well groomed,
courageous and single between
18 81 call BEYONCE Love
Connection from 9:00 am to 4:00
pm, Mon to Fri, 9:00 am to 3:00
pm, Sat, Thank you.
IF you are well groomed,
courageous have a good job or
a successful business man and
single between 18 81. Call
BEYONCE Love Connection.
From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon
to Fri 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Sat.
Thank you. Tel: 614:7105.

LIGHT Spiritual Healing
Centre. Reading, planetary,
Tabeej, methods of fasting,
meditation, prayers. Phone 227-
8621/629-7677 Pathway of
knowledge, guidance.

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

NICE, clean, comfortable
cars US$25 US$35/day. 'A'-
Class Auto Rental 231-5304.
LOW deposit, clean cars,
best rates guaranteed long and
short term. Anita's Auto Rental -

MEET with Bishop E.
Michael De Cruz and receive a
prophetic word over your
business, family finances and
relationship Tel: 223-1930.
ARE you hurt, depressed,
lonely, financially unstable,
demonically possessed,
emotionally stressed and angry?
Kingdom Ministries 223-1930.
BECOME part of a
ropBhetic connection with
ishop E. Michael De Cruz and
receive unlimited blessings,
unlimited miracles and
prosperity write to: Kingdom
Ministries 133 Campbellville H/
Scheme, G/Town, Guyana.

NAYELLI School of
Cosmetology is now enrolling
students for Cosmetology classes
that begins on June 28, 2004
and Evening courses in
Airbrushing and Barbering that
begins on May 24, 2004. Call
us on 226-2124 or visit at 211
New Market Street (between
Camp & Waterloo Sts.)
JEAN offers courses in
Dressmaking, designing, tie-dye,
batik, fabric painting, soft-toys,
bedroom elegance, curtains,
cushions, crochet, floral, craft,
cake-decoration, cookery, cakes,
pastries, food & nutrition,
manicure, facial, nail-
designing. 153 Barr St., Kitty -
PRACTICAL electronic
course beginning May 31. Learn
to repair TVs, amplifiers, tuners,
radios and tapes, car stereos,
tape decks, microwave ovens,
combination stereo systems, etc.
Training done by personnel with
more than 20 years experience
in servicing. The programme is
entirely practical based. For
further details, Call: Abdul's
Electronics 225-0391 or 226-

CHECK KP's Motoring for
qualified and experienced
instructors. Rambaran's
Building, 32 High & Broad
Sts., Charlestown. Tel. 225-
LEARN to drive, enrol now
at Shalom Ent., Lot 2 Croal
Street, Stabroek. You could also
obtain an International Drivers'
Permit for more information, call
Tel. # 622-8162/227-3869.
R.K'S Institute continues to
help Guyanese Master the Art of
Driving and to acquire Licences
legally and honestly. We follow
the disciplined course
scheduled system that is
scientific and practical. System
1 guarantees you pass the
Police Test the first time or we
teach you free until you do. Dual
brakes system, patient and
intelligent instructors, air
conditioned vehicles, learn from
the best 25 years in the
industry. R.K.'s Regent Rd.,
Bourda, G/town. Tel. # 226-
7541/227-5072 http:/

HAVE your photograph on
your cake and eat it too 227-
879/628-7719 Make your
wedding cake order.

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

PRINCES ST. 225-6197.

reflexology, Swedish massage -
$4 000, plus refreshing bath in
Jacuzzi $2 000, hot herbal
bath optional. Appoints only.
Tel. 233-2915.
RENEW Body, Mind &
Spirit. Relieve stress and
surrender to the touch of a
friendly and experienced
masseuse. Shower available.
Mrs. Singh. Tel: 220-4842/615-
ESCAPE, experience a
therapeutic body massage
alleviate headaches, insomnia,
muscular pains, tension, stress.
Certified Massage Therapist
Ulelli Verbeke (Mel) on: 226-

TEL. RAZA 225-6197.
4 CHRISTIAN males or
females aged 18 to 25 yrs.
Kingdom Ministries 223-1930.
BARMAN, Security Guard,
Handyman, Caretaker, Waiters
and Waitresses. Apply: Majestics
- 226-6432.
WANTED General Dorrtestic
(between age 25 and 45 years),
to live-in is optional. Apply in
person to J. HARRISON, 92

0 Electrical Technician
> Mechanical Technician
Must have a Diploma/Degree
from a recognized
> Handyman
Applications should be sent to
The Human Resources Manager
Farfan & Mendes Limited
45 Urquhart Street
or e-mail

TEACHERS for Primary
Four (Common Entrance) and
Nursery. Monar Educational
Institute, 60 Light Street,
Alberttown. # 223-7226/227-
ONE Assistant Disc Jockey,
one Snackette Assistant &
Waitress, one Barman, one
Cleaner. Tel: 226-6527 (08:00 -
16:00 hrs) or come in after 17:00
hrs to the Tennessee Night Club.
CLERKS. Minimum
qualifications ENGLISH AND
Send written application to
Manager, A 183 Kaieteur Road,
Bel Air Park, Georgetown. 225-
VACANCY exists atAshmin's
Trading for two female maids
between the ages of 30 and 45
yrs old. Must know to cook
various dishes and clean in
general. Apply in Person at
Ashmin's Trading, 48 High
Street, Werk-en-Rust,

bar attendants, 1 general
domestic, 1 watchman (elderly
male preferable). All vacancies
exist in the Interior, middle
Mazaruni, Barlow Landing.
Person interested can, write
Application to.45 Upper Station
Street, Kitty or Call 225-7118,
office hours.
CALL 227-2094.

Computer sales, repairs.
Reduced prices on new systems.
Kns 220-6262, 624-5659. Pick
up and delivery available.
TECHNICIANS available for
appliances repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
fryers, etc. Call 622-4521/263-

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IS YOUR computer giving
problem? Call Kerstings
Computers for professional
repairs. Home and Office
services available. Call: 227-
ENHANCE your worn outfits
with some colour. Unique hand
painting on ready made or loose
fabric! Refurbishing of lamp
shades! Paintings suitable for all
furnishing! Wall paintings! Give
your child a happy room or
redecorate your room playful,
cool, calm, sexy.....!
PORTRAITS and more. For any
artsy- type touch contact Nicky -
225-7225 or email
WE MAKE all sizes and
lengths bolts and tie rods, grill
works, welding, machining,
and making sprocket gears,
bushings and all metal
fabrications. Phone: Birbal -
225-1570 or 75 Middle Road,
La Penitence.
North & Alexander Sts.,
Lacytown. Poultry, livestock &
pets products, chicks.
Surgeries, treatments & house
calls, etc. Tel 223-4472/223-
REGISTER now! Curtain
Design, Floral Arrangement,
Cake Decoration, Cake & Pastry,
Fabric Design, Cushions,
Crochet, Soft Toys, Straw Craft,
Cookery. Financial help from
GVC. 29 Sheriff SL, C/ville. Call:
628-7776 or 220-5451 after
18:00 hrs.
IF you are looking to
purchase or advertise, contact for
vehicle, houses, lands,
electrical appliances, clothing
and other items, whether new
or used. Contact Tel. # 223-
6547/225-4091/621-8271 or
e m a i I or

FOR professional
computer repairs Call
Sando Dazzell 626-8911,
622-2817. Available day
or night. Free check out.
My office is located where
your problem is.
on building, renovating or
doing any kind of construction
work. We give free estimates;
prompt, reasonable and
reliable service. Call: 622-

Tamped Enterprise





IWe prepare &
,lffidavit of
Packaging for

185 Charlotte & King
Sts., Maraj Building,

clothing working suits,
shalwars, gharars also tying of
saris made easy. -Tel: 226-
WE make clothes for all
occasions. Dress from $1 000
up. Dress made within 6 hours.
Sharmila 225-2598.
JANEY Ram of 43 Section
'B' Non Parel, ECD, is offering
a three-month Dressmaking
course. Contact: 627-6146.
CLASSES in Fashion
Designing, tie-dye, batik,
painting, smocking and
embroidery. Sharmil (Canadian
trained tutor). 225-2598.
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary Intermediate &
Advanced Dressmaking, also
Design. 153 Bar &S, Kitty. Tel.

K. SANKAR offers
beginners sewing elementary,
intermediate and advance
dressmaking courses and floral
arrangement classes. Call 220-

LARGE vacant lot in
Alberttown. Price
negotiable. Tel: 225-0224
(09:00 18:00 hrs).
DOUBLE lot at Republic
Park, Phase 3. Price
negotiable. Tel. 227-1974,
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683

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LOWER Groete Creek -
25 acres, Lanaballi 15
acres, Ruby Back 12
acres, Hogg Island 40
acres. Call: 624-3667.
One double lot 38-39
corner spot. Bagotstown/
Eccles. 7,900 sq.ft. 263-
0392, 263-0287, 615-
TWO transported
adjacent lots in Earl's
Court, LBI 18 080 sq ft
total. Please telephone
623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-10pm for details.
Transported house lots to be
sold in one parcel situated
at Blankenburg, West Coast
Demerara. Tel. 225-8502/
HOUSE lot for sale Lot
53 Area 'H' Earl's Court, LBI,
ECD. Reasonable offer
accepted. Tel. 227-1711,
between 17:00 and 20:00
1 acre land (100'/200')
between Splashmin &
Chanta Creek $450 000
Ederson's Realty 226-5496
E M a i I :
PARIKA-20 minute drive,
riverside land. Ideal for
docking, repairing/cleaning
hull/large ships. $12M
Ederson's 226-5496 E-Mail:
L.B.I. Main Road E.C.D.
large house lot, build your
dream house $3M ($15 000)
US Ederson's Realty 226-
5496 E-mail:
$44M, .Kitty $6M, Lemaha
Gdns, D'Urban Backlands -
$7M; Queenstown, Happy
Acres'- $7M. Phone ony
Reid's Realty 227-0387/
Kitty $6M. Lamaha Gdns -
D'Urban Backlands $7M,
Queenstown, Happy Acres -
$7M. Phone Tony Reids
Realty 227-0387/225-2626/
neg.; C/ville $10M neg.;
Supply (7) acres, Ruby, EBE
- house lots; Ruimzeight (10)
house lots $2M, each Ogle
Airport Road $7M neg.,
Chateau Margot $3.5M.
Lal's Realty 231-7325/621-
LAND for sale' -
reasonably priced.
Transported (2) acres land/
'A2, % 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-
LAND ct Courida Park,
ECD, 11 000 sq. ft. $17M;
land at Atiantic Gardens -
$4.5M; land at Ogle $4.5M;
land at Peters Hall Public
Road, EBD, good for gas
station or any other business
- $9M, and many others. Call
227-0809,'or 226-6513.
Happy Acres, Industry -
$3.5M, Ogle $4.75M, U.G.
Road, between Caricom HQ
and Cummings Lodge, Le
Ressouvenit, Courida Park,
Lamaha Gardens,
Queenstown $5M'and $9M,
Lamaha Street 50 x 120,
Eccles. 226-8148.
OGLE, Ave., of the
Republic, Nandy Park,
Oleander Garden, Land of
Canaan Road to River,
Friendship 18 Acres
Roadside, Happy Acre, La
Ressouvenir, Saffon St.,
Carmichael St., Bent St.,
Croal St., Grove Public
Road, Alberttown (corner),
Kitty, Parika, Canal #2,
Blankenburgh Roadside,
Chateau Margot. Tel. # 227-
FARM, E. B. Essequibo -
2 acres $17M, PARIKA -
farmland @$800 000 per
acre. 6 acres riverside -
$21M, Commercial lot -
E. B. DEM, House lots of 5
000 sq. ft. and more from
$650 000. BARNES MC
2111, 627-3606, 226-8386,
225-2063, 233-5591.

CONTACT 231-5904.
INTERNET. CALL 220-4372.
ROOMS to let reasonable
rates Telephone 227-4422 water,
light, etc.
ONE large Queenstown
business flat for rental $40 000.
# 613-3132.
3 BEDROOM House. New
Market St. $80,000/mth. Call
227-2995, KITTY.
FURNISHED flat to let
overseas visitors. Telephone
BUSINESS and residential
apt. in Georgetown. Call 225-
7131 or 621-2601.
ROOMS to rent Palm
Springs guest house lot 16
Public Road Kitty #227-1702.
CALL TEL. 220-4372.
1 3 BEDROOM bottom flat
apt, back house lot, 55 E% Robb
St.' Tel: 223-8965.
PHONE 225-9944.
ONE furnished 2-bedroom
apt., upper flat. Price $60 000.
Tel. 225-7749.
decent single working females.
Tel. 226-5035, 8 am 5 pm.
ROOMS and apartments to
rent from G$3 000 per night.
Phone 227-0902 or 227-3336.-
working females from the
HINTERLAND. Ring 223-6164.
NEWLY built 2-bedroom
suite. BV., ECD $25 000 Call Mr.
Mackenzie 220-3173.
KITTY 2-bedroom
apartment $22 000 working
couple preferable. Tel: 231-
FULLY furnished 2-
bedroomed apartment short
term or overseas guests. Tel:
ONE 2-bedroom apt.
bottom flat at Eccles $30 000
per month. Telephone 226-
BOTTOM Flat fully
furnished 2-M bedroom with
phone, hot & cold & a/c. 263-
0392; 263-0287, 615-5743.
NOBODY beats this for
US$15 you get 3 fully furnished
bedrooms. Prime location.
Phone 225-0230 or 223-6900.
4-BEDROOM fully furnished
house price US$800,
negotiable at Lot 51 AA Eccles,
EBD. Tel: 621-7603/227-1489.
OVERSEAS visitors two-
bedroom apt. US$50 daily with
all modern convenience, great
location. Call 227-0289/222-
ONE (1)-bedroom
apartment, 10 11 Mc Doom
Public Road $15 000 per
month. Phone 223-6533 (8-am
5 pm).
TELEPHONE 227-3542.
NOBODY beats this for
US$15 you get 3 fully furnished
bedrooms. Prime location.
Phone 225-0230 or 223-6900.
Furnished American style
apartments suitable for a
couple or single person -$3000/
$4000 per day. Call 622-5776.
FURNISHED two-bedroom
apartment US$500, per month
or US$20, per day. Ideal for a
couple or single person. Call:
TOP flat $30 000, $45
000, apt. US$375; house by it
self US$400. Phone Tony
Reid's Realty 227-0387/225-
1 FURNISHED apartment
(new) fully grilled, water, AC
and light $60 000 situate in
Kitty. Suitable for small family.
Tel: 225-7109.
ONE fully furnished two-
bedroom apartment in Sheriff
Street. All utility bills inclusive.
Price US$475. Phone 227-'
0902 or 227-3336.

ONE fully furnished three-
bedroom apartment in
Subryanville. Price US$675, all
utility bills inclusive. 227-0902 or
COMING from overseas, A/C
rooms to rent, furnished. Call 226-
1933/226-5355/ 225-3817/223-
2173. Reservations open.
KITTY well-secure 3-
bedroom apartment (bottom flat),
University students can share
couple or small family preferably.
Tel. 621-3438.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment,
fully furnished, residential area,
suitable for single working person.
Available 1" June, 04. Phone #
3-BEDROOM apartment in
good area; all amenities -
telephone, toilet and bath, grilled.
Price $30 000 preferable couple.
Tel: 627-9973.
ONE lower business flat
situated at Lot 1 Non Pariel,
Area A, East Coast Demerara.
Apply to Jerome Fredericks at
same location.
5603, 227-3006, 226-5935.
TOP flat $30 000, $45 000,
apt. US$375; house by itself -
US$400. Phone Tony Reids Realty
- 227-0387/225-2626/225-5198.
3, 4-bedroom) $18 000 $45 000
semi furnished $22 000 furnished
- US$10 US$60 daily. Call 231-
1 UPPER flat, unfurnished
3-bedroom apt. grilled windows,
parking space, Lot 2 Plantation
Versailles, W.B.D.$30 000 per.
month Tel: 264-2946.
ONE executively furnished
one-bedroom apartment in
Subryanville. Monthly rental -
US$575, all utility bills inclusive.
Tel. 227-0902 or 227-3336.
A& R REALTY furnished and
unfurnished houses and apts. -
Firom $36 000 US$4.000,
furnished 2-bed. apt AC, hot and
cold US$500. 231-7719,1 615-
2-BEDROOM bottom. flat
apartment, 26 Hill Street,
Albouystown. All amenities. Also
2-bedroom at Company Path.
Contact Owner at 26 Hill St.,
GOOD Hope (Kissoon Park),
East Coast Demerara. Three-
bedroom .concrete building,
unfurnished. Rental $35 000
monthly. Sammy Ramsamugh,
tel. 220-1245.
furnished, AC, hot and cold,
swimming pool executive style
house US$1800. Prestige Real
Estate 226-8480. Renting call
TEL: 227-3233/226-5299.
TOP flat DELCASA building
Middle Street, two 4-doors East
at Camp St. suitable for computer
school, club, lab, offices air line
office 225-5591 Tel: 227-3233.
TELEPHONE 227-3542
commercial properties furnished
and unfurnished. Prices ranging
from $35 000 to US$4 000.
Contact: Carmen Greene's
Realty. Tel: 226-1192/623-7742.
apartment, centrally located in
Georgetown AC, generator and
all modern amenities Tel: 227-
2969 or 226-0575 between 8am-
OVERSEAS/Local: Owners of
houses, apartments to rent. We
have qualified persons with US
dollars. Ederson's 226-5496 E-
Georgetown/Central, Croal
St./Brickdam, large office space,
ideal internet caf6, stationery,
copy & print. $65 000 monthly
Ederson's 226-5496 E-Mail
Large bond, ideal factory, church,
general merchandise, cars $65
000 neg monthly. Ederson's
Realty 226-5496 E-Mail

2-STOREYED house in
Carmichael Street; 2-bedroom
apartment with all amenities at
Grove, EBD. Contact Tel. # 265-
Boulevard- One front apartment
for a couple ; consist of Toilet,
Bath, Kitchen, Hall, Water &
ready Lights. Available now, -
$20,000 monthly Call: 621-
storeyed fully furnished 4-
bedroom building with master,
telephone, parking 2 vehicles.
$800 US monthly Ederson's
226-5496 E-Mail
4-BEDROOM independent
house $80 000 neg 3-bedroom
bottom apt. for business/
residence, electricity inclusive
$60 000, 2-bedroom furnished
residential apt, AC, etc $75
000. Call 226-2372.
Atlantic Gardens, Queenstown,
Lamaha Gardens, Subryanville,
Brickdam, South Road, David
Street, Sheriff Street, Bel Air
Park, Springs, Gardens,
Kingston. Tel. 226-8148/625-
ATLANTIC Gardens 2-
storeyed fully furnished 4-
bedroom building with master,
telephone, parking (2) vehicles
- US$800, monthly. Ederson's -
# 226-5496. E-mail:
bedroom executive house,
facing seawalls US$1500;
South Ruimveldt 3-bedroom
house $70 000. N.P.
7330/223-7329 MR.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Garden,
two-bedroom bottom couple -
$25 000; South Park, top flat,
price negotiable; small shop in
Tucville $20 000. Roberts
Realty 227-7627 office, 227-
3768E- Home, 629-9914m- cell.
ECCLES 2-bedroom $30
000 $35 000; Courida Park -
1-bedroom, furnished $40 000;
Regent Street 2-bedroom -
$35 000; LIGHT STREET 1-
BEDROOM $20 000. N.P.
7330/223-7329. Mr. Phillips.
(ONE) spacious ground and
upper floors for business and/or
office measuring: 50' x 40' and
50' x 50' respectively. Ideal for
computer school, Cafe,
company's office, boutique, etc.
-163 Waterloo Street (next door
to PSM Building). Tel: 226-
4480, Cell: 622-6361.
STOP flat, Lamaha Gardens
,semi- furnished, two bedrooms
- ,$55 000; house by self Bel
Air Promenade, unfurnished -
US$500; top flat Alberttown,
three bedrooms, unfurnished -
$45 000. Roberts Realty 227-
7627 office, 227-3768 home,
629-9914 cell.
bedroom $12 000; Duncan St.
1-bedroom F.F. $24 000; 3-
bedroom $42 000; 2-bedroom.
- $30 000; North Ruimveldt $20
000 Meadow Brook $35 000;
Queenstown $50 000; hot and
cold water, furnished $80 000
neg. Apartment US$375
house, US$1000 office/business
- $70 000. Call 225-2709/225-
KITTY $30,000; C/VILLE
- $35,000, three-bedroom -
$45,000, executive places, Bel
Air Park, Bel Air Gardens,
Gardens, Happy Acres, Eccles,
University area. BUSINESS
PLACES Regent Street, Robb
Street, Middle Street, Main
Street, others. Mentore/Singh
Realty #225-1017/623-6136.
CLUB, 169/170 LAMAHA
CALL: 225-1103/226-9951/
r. ^;ff v '-m

JAY PEES Pool Club at Barr
Street & Stanley Place, Kitty -
with 3 large pool tables, furniture,
music set, microwave and other
equipment. Contact Ramjit at Jay
Pees. Tel. 225-4500/225-9920
for all information.
LAL'S REALTY 231-7325/
621-6436. Subryanville US$1
500 neg.; GuySuCo H/Scheme;
Turkeyen US$1200 neg.; La
Penitence Public Road (bus.) -
US$1000 neg.; Good Hope $50
000; Eccles US$800 &
US$1000 fur.; LBI $50 000;
Bel Air Park 4-bedroom -
US$500; Kitty 2-bedroom fur. -
$80 000 & 1-bedroom $25 000;
Office Space North Road $70
000, $60 000 & US$1000, Robb
St. $30 000 & $25 000,
Charlotte St. $50 000, South
Road $30 000 (AC).
nice 3-bedroom top flat,
furnished $75 000 and 2-
bedroom bottom flat,
unfurnished $35 000;
SUBRYANVILLE: Very nice 4-
bedroom, fully furnished -
US$1000 (neg.); PATENTIA, W.
B. DEM: 4-bedroom cottage -
$25 000; MEADOW BANK:
Large 3-bedroom (all self-
contained) parking $70 000;
Park, Springs and Gardens from
US$800 to US$6000; OFFICES:,
Main, Middle Water Streets. Call
2-bedroom bottom flat fully fur. -:
Kitty $45 000; 3-bedroom top
flat fully fur. Kitty $55 000; 3-
bedroom bottom flat fully fur. in
Sec K $70 000; 2-bedroom
bottom flat unfur. in Bel Air Park
$50 000; 3-bedroom top flat
fully fur. in Kitty $55 000; 3-
bedroom whole house in Bel 'ajir
Court $70 000; 1-bedroom,
bottom flat fully fur.' in Courida
Park $50 000; 4-bedroom whole
house unfur. in Bel Air Gardens'
- US$1500; 4-bedroom whole,.
house unfur., back house, in.
-George Street $45 000, 3-.
bedroom whole house unfur. in
Eccles $120 000.
REALTY. TEL.. 226-8937.
TODAY." Executive Bel Air
Park 2-storey fully furnished
master room AC $120 0001
US$800. Kitty 55 000 (apt)
furnished KINGSTON -
MAHONIA, Cummings Lodge -
000/US$100 000/US$1000,
US$800, KITTY $70 000/$80 000,
ROAD $3 000, US$1000,
$100 000, QUEENSTOWN $60
000, IMAX GARDENS $30 0001
$25 000, $20 000, $25 000/$30
000, EAST ST., US$500;
#270-1813/623-6431 E-MAIL

6-BEDROOM house all
amenities -situated at 21 North
East Grove, EBD. Contact Tel.
# 265-2070.
in Ogle; land size 64' x 283'
surveyed with plan. Tel: 222-
4274. No agents.
ONE two-flat concrete.
building located at Phase I,
Republic Park, E. B. ,Dem.
Price negotiable. Tel.# 233-

ONE 2-storey house on 2
lots 7-bedrooms toilet bath
master bedroom in Eccles.
Price $14M. Tel: 617-6980.
COURIDA Park four apt.
building $55M, bridal dress -
US$300, P.V.C gutters, cheap.
Call 227-0289/222-6996.
1 4-BEDROOM house,
wooden and concrete,
Sparendaam, ECD neg. Tel.
617-6993 anytime, 222-5593
after hours.
INTERESTED in business
in the interior, prime locations,
suitable for shops, up for sale.
More info. contact #225-7118.
Road, Bourda on Y. Lot $22M
neg. Barnes McCaskey
Realty 266-2111/627-3606.
one new three- (3) bedroom
concrete building, vacant
possession. Tel. # 227-0464/
1 LARGE concrete and
wooden business property on
Sheriff Street $35M. Future
Homes Realty 227-4040/628-
GREAT DEAL! 3-bedroom,
2-storeyed house, nice
neighbourhood, 55 Section 'B'
Non Pariel, front $6.5M neg.
TELEPHONE 227-3542.
property Jacaranda Ave., Bel
Air Park; also new property at
D'Urban Street. # 225-2873/
1 RANCH-TYPE house
with swimming pool, fully
grilled, in residential area
(Oleander Gardens). No
reasonable offer refused. Call:
LA GRANGE 2 storeyed
building note on 3 house lots.
$7.5M ($35 000) US Ederson's
Realty. 226-5496 E-Mail:
TWO buildings Durban
Street Wortmanville sold
together or separately vacant
possession. Call 622-6000
between Hardina St and
Louisa Row.
land' and house with light,
water, telephone. Contact
Sooknanan of same address or
Barnwell West, EBE. 260-
vacant 2-storeyed building
ideal general store, office.
$7.5M ($40 000) US Ederson's
226-5496 E-Mail:
STADIUM: 2-storeyed 3-
bedroom building on 2 house
lots $3.5M neg. ($15 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496 E -mail:
concrete business & residence.
If qualify move in tomorrow.
$9.5M ($45-000) US Ederson's
Realty 226-5496 E Mail:
ECCLES (residential)
vacant 2-storeyed concrete 7-
bedroom building. $11.5M
($55 000) US Ederson's 226-
5496 E-Mail:
PROPERTY at Parika 1
- 3 storeyed concrete building,
33 000 sq ft of floor space, roof
garden, large area for
expansion. Kindly. contact Tel:
concrete and wooden
buildings, situated at 50/51
Norton Street and Louisa Row,
Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Contact Kenrick 223-4204
after 17:00 hrs.
vacant 2-storeyed residence &
business property. $7M. Ideal
future storeyed general mall.
Ederson's 226-5496 E-Mail:
GIFT: Georgetown Central
Bakery with. large oven,'flour
mixing machine, land road
to alley. $15.5M. ($75 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496 E-MaHl:

- -1


property Lot 8 Richmond
Public Road. Essequibo
Coast, bottom can be
converted into a flat for
business or rental. Price $10
000 000 neg. Call 231-6508/
Campbellville, 2-family
residence, 3 bedrooms each
floor, overhead water tank
and pump, vehicle parking
for 3 cars. Price negotiable.
Serious enquiries only. Tel.
RECENTLY renovated 2-
storeyed wooden & concrete
front building with two
apartments downstairs price
$11 in Almond Street,
Queestown. Call 613-0062 or
624-5555. Serious enquiries
wooden/concrete house (3)
bedrooms, study, kitchen/
dining/living, verandah -
situated at Lot 5 John Street,
Section 'H' Campbellville,
Georgetown. Enquiries: Tel:
PIKE St., Kitty 2-family
front property with yard space
to park (4) vehicles vacant
possession $6M, neg.
mortgage can be arranged.
No Agents. Contact: Peter
Khan -227-7252/616-7547.
PLAISANCE: vacant 2-
storeyed concrete & wooden
4-bedroom building, land
100'750' $11M ($55 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496 E Mail:
PHASE 11: 4-bedroom
concrete split level mansion,
2 3 cars garage on 4 acre
land $26M. ($130 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496 E-Mail:
vacant building note on 3
house lots. Ideal, luxurious,
hotel/apartments, church,
school. $35M neg.
Ederson's Realty 226-5496
E M a i I
DEMERARA: 20 minutes
from City, vacant possession,
split level ranch type mansion
with swimming pool.
Inspection anytime. $29M.
($195 000) US Ederson's
ONE concrete wooden
building at Lot 88 3"d street,
Uitvlugt Pasture upstairs
wooden 600 sq ft downstairs
concrete 480 sq ft land 5 000
sq ft. Price $3.5 million.
Contact V. Surajballi Tel:
vacant 2 storeyed business,
land road to alley, ideal 3-
storeyed general store, bond.
$16M If qualify move in.
Ederson's 226-5496 E-Mail:
vacant 2-storeyed 9-bedroom
business residential building
on 3 house lots. Ideal general
store, bond, build your dream
house. $9.5M ($45 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496
BRICKDAM: 3 storeyed
concrete & wooden building.
Ideal foreign mission,
Insurance, gold & diamond,
industries. $50M. ($225 000)
US Ederson's 226-5496 E-
M a i I :
L.B.I. Estate Road vacant
3 years concrete 6-bedroom
building, grilled/alarm
system. Ideal storage cars,
trucks container, factory. -
$14M. ($70 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496 E-Mail:
GROVE E.B.D. vacant
new 2-storeyed 3-bedroom
concrete business &
residential property with
masters, hot & cold, parking.
$16M. ($80 000) US
Ederson's 226-5496 E-
M a i I :
OWNERS: Ederson's Realty
welcome you to our general
management service, we
do general repairs, painting,
paying rates & taxes,
landscaping. Call now:
Edersow's 226-5496.

CAMP St. $13.5M, Section
'K' C/ville $35M, Queenstown
- S4.5M, West Bank $12.5M,
Lamaha Gardens $14M, Ogle
(land) $6M, Queenstown good
or office. $22M. Vish Realty -
$3.5M. $3.5M. $3.5M WEST
CRANE Highway and old
road junction, one huge two-
storey concrete building 5-
bedroom, 110 220 volts
electricity, bearing fruit trees.
LAND: 120 ft width by 150 ft
length, vacant possession. Tel.
# 227-0464/624-8234.
2-storeyed concrete & wooden
building, note on 3 house-lots
ideal cars show room, auto
general store, bond $17M. ($85
000) US Ederson's 226-5496
- 266-2111/627-3606.
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-
Residential, Commercial,
building for sale. Kitty,
Campbellville, Subryanville,
Prashad Nagar, Lamaha
Gardens, Earl's court, Lilendaal,
Turkeyen?. We have interested
buyers. Ederson's 226-5496 E-
HOUSE and land for sale;
developed land 120 ft x 50 ft.
concrete approx front yard
including garage for 2 vehicles,
concrete, painted house 50 ft x
26 ft one flat bungalow style
located at 10 Y6 Relief :&
Support, East Bank. Call 624-
2380/277-3460 (evening)
We have the best bargains -
40% 40% 40%, Spring Sale -
South Ruimveldt Gdns $7M,
Queenstown $49M, Kitty -
$7.5M, Prashad Nagar $9M, Bel
Air Springs, Lama Ave., Bel Air
Park $15M. Tony Reid's Realty
- 227-0383/225-2626/225-5198.
AA ECCLES, NEW two-storey
concrete modern house with
PRICE $23M NEG. Serious
enquiries. Contact 619-8112.
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: 226-1192/
bedroom cottage $14M and a
large 3-storey, with a small
cottage at the back- $24M; EAST
LA PENITENCE: 3-bedroom
concrete $4M; LIGHT STREET:
5- bedroom 2-flat $10M and
lots more all over. Call 226-7128/
QUEENSTOWN two-storey
front property vacant $8.5M,
North Ruimveldt two-storey -
$6.5M, Alexander Village corner
- $8M, Lamaha Gardens Ranch
type $14.5M, AA Eccles, New
property $23M, others from -
$5.5M $70M. Roberts Realty -
227-7627 office, 227-3768/
629-9914 cell.
Oleander Gardens, Bel Voir
Court BIlygezight Gardensd
Lamaha Gardens, Prashad
Nagar- $15M, Queenstown, Bel
Air Park, Springs, Gardens,
Regent Street, Robb Street,
Eccles, Covent Gardens,
Alberttown, Lamaha Street, Kitty
- $5M, Campbellville, Industry -
$3.5M. Tel. 226-8148/625-1624.

CHURCH ST., Middle St.,
Ogle, La Ressouvenir, Atlantic
Gardens, Oleander Gardens,
Lamaha Gardens, New Haven
(Bel Air), Bel Air Park, Prashad
Nagar, Vlissengen Road. Sheriff
St., Kingston, Alberttown, New
Market St., South Road,
Carmichael St., High St., Camp
St. (3 bids.), Robb St., Robb St.,
East St., Hadfield St., Brickdam,
Campbellville, D'Urban St.,
Eccles, Mc Doom, Versailles,
Leonora, Vergenoegen
(Highway), America St.,
Lombard St., 227-0464/624-
4.739 ACRES; PLOT "A"
PHONE: 226-1742 HOME,
623-1317 CELL.

Building -
7,000 sq. feet
on 16,000 sq. feet
land near Public

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
Web page:
Street from 35 million to 60
million. 6-bedroom house -
concrete two-family 3-bedroom
with kitchen living room, in
bottom flat has 3 bedrooms with
living room, kitchen toilet and
bath in Ketley Street; 4-
bedroom concrete house with
master room, one study room, 2
bedrooms, in the top flat bottom
has living room, kitchen, hot and
cold, AA Eccles $30M; 5-
bedroom concrete house with
master room with living room,
kitchen toilet and bath bottom,
is open out fcr business in Crane
Old Road $40 million; 3-
bedroom concrete house with
living room, toilet and bath,
parking in Ruimzeight Garden -
$11 million. Future Home
Realty #628-0796/227-4040/
7325/621-6436. Water Street
- US$1.2M negotiable;
Prashad Nagar $17M; New
Road $7M, neg.; Oleander
Gardens US$130 000 neg.;
Bel Air Park $25M neg.; C/
ville Section 'M' neg.;
Prashad Nagar $20M; South
Ruimveldt Gardens $15M
neg.; South Road $18M,
Regent St., land $30M neg.;
Kitty- $20M neg.; South Road
- $50M neg.; Middle St. -
$45M neg.; Good Hope -
$80M neg.; Better Hope -
$5.5M neg.; Bel Air Park -
$60M neg.; Kitty -$12M neg.
Stalls Stabroek Market $2.5M
neg.; Ruimzeight Gardens -
$8.5M, LBI $17M neg.;
Ruimzeight $60M neg.;
Better Hope $22M neg.;
Crane Old Road $25M and
$10M neg. Eccles, Public
Road $8M neg.

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TWO-family house, 2-
storeyed concrete building,
Section 'K' C/ville $16M neg.;
Two-family house at Herstelling,
EBD $6M: Prashad Nagar -
$17M; Almond St., Q/town -
$22M: Anira St., Q/town $22M;
two-family house at South R/
Veldt Park $10M neg.; massive
3- storey property at Quamina
and Thomas Streets, good for
hospital or guest house $35M
neg. and many others. Call 227-
4-bedroom concrete with
one master and AC in rooms, fully
grilled, has parking in Bel Air
Springs $2.8 million (neg.), 4-
bedroom concrete with master
and fully grilled in G/town $11
million, 5-bedroom concrete and
wooden, two-family house with
master and parking, in Covent
Garden $7.5 million neg., 5-
bedroom concrete house for one
family, 3-bedroom in top flat,
bottom for living room, kitchen,
in South R/veldt $10 million
(neg.), 4-bedroom concrete
house with master room with AC,
hot and cold bath and lot of
parking $12 million, 5-
edroom concrete house for two-
family, has master in top flat, with
living room, bath, kitchen,
bottom has two bedrooms with
living room, kitchen, toilet and
bath, in Annandale $10 million,
4-bedroom concrete house 3-
bedroom *self-contained, with
study, 1 master room, hot and
cold bath, in Atlantic Gardens -
$28 million. Tel. 227-4040/628-
$6.6M, TO $10M, MOVING
000 TO US$900 000 (PRIME
10 US$5 000 (FIVE THOSUAND).
TELEPHONE. 226-8937.
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
Backlands $22M; one three-
bedroom house on one acre of
land Land of Canaan $12M;
one two-bedroom one-level
concrete house C'ville. H/S -
$4M; one two-bedroom concrete
and wooden two-flat building -
North East La 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-
bedroom cottage on large land -
Anna Catherina $7M. Wills
Real Estate Agency 227-2612/

1800 WATTS. CALL 227-5758.
ONE 80 cc Chappy. Price
negotiable. Tel: 618-5509.

3570, 231-7098.
1 48 Hp Yamaha
outboard motor. Price
negotiable. Tel: 625-2911.
One double stall in Bourda
Green, (close to Robb St).
Contact 223-9172.
ONE new 14" colour
television, remote control,
(110v 220v). Tel. 626-5385.
1 NEAR new VH 500 Viking
tiler with 5 Hp Briggs & Stratton
engine. Call 444-2686
CALL 223-4048; 625-8235.
3 GOLDSMITH mills.
Phone: Birbal 225-1570 or
check 75 Middle Road, La
5 WEEKS OLD Dachshund
and Poodle pups for sale.
Contact Vieira. Tel. 231-3808
or 626-9773.
15" HP PAVILION monitor
with built-in microphone and
speakers $16 500. Call: 616-
PIT BULL pups, 7 weeks
old, vaccinated and dewormed
and 1 adult male. Call 227-
Parts for washer/dryers -
knots, belts, pumps, etc.
Technicians are available. Call
TELEPHONE 226-8518
ONE adorable fluffy
Tibetan) dog (2) years old,
fully house-trained. Call
anytime Tel. # 222-3346.
passenger boat with 200 hp
Yamaha outboard, 1 2 700
watts generator. Call: 624-
ONE brand new computer,
CD walkmans, car stereo, DVD
Players. Contact 225-4112 or
shots and dewormed, bred for
superior size and
intelligence. Call 624-5089.
40-FT container in
excellent condition, in the
heart of G/t. Cash US$1 500
neg. Call 624-8402/225-
46 1.
PARTS for 1988 or newer
190 E Mercedes Benz -
bonnet, light, grill, wind
shield. Call 624-8402/225-
Whirlpool fridge non- frost,
(new). Price $135 000
negotiable. Jean Tel.
NEWLY built concrete
stalls, great location for
business in Robb Street of
Bourda Market Area 231-8087.
ONE CBR (F41) Motor Bike
in good condition. Contact
Ricardo. Telephone No. 227-
6410 or 627-1681.
1 YAMAHA R6 motorcycle
immaculate condition. Price
negotiable 31 Seafort St., C/
Ville Tel: 227-0819 ask for Roy.
1 AIR compressor, 1 -
Coates tyre changer, 1 -9" south
bend metal lathe, all in working
condition. Contact 771-4606.
ONE portable (one
wheels) electric air
compressor, with a 33-gallon
air tank. Price $85 000.
Call 227-0902 or 227-3336.
HOUSEHOLD appliances,
fridge, 26" television,
microwave, etc. Contact
telephone #266-2698 or Deno
at Grove H/S.
ONE mitre saw (large)
Ridge, one tile cutter (large),
scale up to 800 Ibs, 31 Seaorth
St, C/ille. Tel: 227-0819 ask
for Roy.
ZACKS Lumber yard
closing down sale 30/26/28
gauges galv. Zinc sheet, 26
gauge aluminum zinc sheet.
Tel. # 226-7054.
1 STALL in La Penitence
Market, I digital camera, 1 -
DVD Player. Reasonably priced,
negotiable. Tel. 231-2828.
LAPTOP computers,
digital cameras, CD & DVD
recorders, drum set, guitars,
mixers, Sony 21" monitors.
Tel. # 226-6432/227-0269.
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1 50 hp Evinrude
Outboard engine, like new.
Comes complete with steering
wheel, remote and console.
Contact 227-5138, 622-4462.
HOUSEHOLD items in
excellent condition. Prices
negotiable. Vanity, TV,
wardrobes, computer, executive
suite, etc. Tel: 233-6058 after
2 pm.
LABRADOR & Doberman
mixed pups, vaccinated and
dewormed (11) weeks old. Tel.
223-5034, 08:00 to 12:00 hrs,
15:00 to 18:00 hrs.
1 FLOOR model
compressor in excellent
condition Tel: 222-4507/623-
COMPLETE music set
amplifier, double auto reverse
tape deck, tuner with one pair
speaker boxes (speaker, horn
and bullets). 622-0267/ 629-
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-
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-
TOSHIBA 64" & 32"
Sharp TVs electric stoves -
brand new; Honda 4 500, 1 400
watts generators; Kubota diesel
generator. 629-2401/225-2873/
photocopying' machine like
new; antique dinette set and
cabinet. with eagle claw;
imported China cabinets. #
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/
machines, Jet Spray triple juice
dispenser, bread-slicing
machine, split AC units 24 & 9
BTU, brand new, imported new
tennis table # 629-2401/225-
10 WEEKS old Doberman
and German Shepherd
puppies, fully vaccinated, also
one English Ford Escort, two-
door, car body perfect
condition. Reasonable, price
offer. Contact office hours -
BODY parts AT 170, AE
91, AT 150, ET 176, 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. # 227-2835.
PAINTINGS oils, water
colours and Ink various sizes,
framed or unframed, can also
be made to order. Local scenes
for resale. Children's books and
novels. Used and new clothes
and shoes. All going cheap.
Call 225-7225, 8 am 6 pm.
Bluebird car; 1 wooden
boat: 46' L x 7' W x 4' D; 1 -
small flat- bottomed
aluminum boat; 1 48 hp
Yamaha outboard engine; 1
15 hp Johnson outboard
engine. Contact: 270-1489
or 623-0290. No reasonable
offer will be refused.
900 X 20 TYRES, 11R X
22.5 TYRES, 1400 X 20
BEDFORD, T.K., T.L., and
model 'M' windscreens. Also
forklift rental. All types of
Japanese vehicles.
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:

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BLOW Out Sale -
Sherw.n 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.
FISHING: and, Mining
supplies for sae. f -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 EA45(OI 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-
SALE -one side. by side
whirlpool refrigerator (no frost),
19.9 cu. ft. (115v), one Arwao 3
Compact -Disc Mini Stereo
System (120v), one 4-head Hi-
Fi Stereo Panasonic,'VCR, one
Mikasa Crystal Items vases,
candle holders and salad bowls,
two coffee makers (Black &
Decker and Krups). Enquiries
contact- 6198112.


S Sale

Microsoft Office 2003
WOrd, Excel, Publisher,
Front Page,. Visio, etc.,
Quick Books 2003
Auto Cad 2004- "
Encarta 2004k ONL
Norton 2004 1 .1 495
Corel Suite.
12 w/clips & fonts
Mavis Beacon 12

2-450 HONDA ATV 4 x 4
motor bikes, 1-8 x 8 amphibious
ATV this vehicle can go any
where, trails, swamp, creeks,
etc. Perfect for hunting or
mining 2-radiators for 4 -cyl.
Perkins, 1 12ft aluminum boat,
1-Nissan diesel engine SD 25
complete, 1-3406 caterpillar
engine, 2-3406 caterpillar
after-cooler with housing, 1-set
aluminium rims and lug nuts
for land rover defender/
discovery, 1-Toyota 22R engine
head and starter, 1-landrover
brakes master cyl. And servo, 1-
Nissan 2-door car, Turbo (Silvia
- fully powered) Call 623-6243/
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 lhp motor -
$35,000; 1- 14-inch De Walt
cross saw on arm stand, 110v
- $70,000. Owner leaving.
Tel. 621-4928.

ONE Canter with open
and enclosed back.
Contact Brian Tel: 220-
ONE Datsun 120Y car.
Contact Allie Tele: 226-
2873 or cell 628-8849.
ONE Toyota Corona
wagon in good condition,
tape deck, etc. Tel. 226-

ONE Toyota Mark II GX 90
series in very good condition
call: 225-7046/623-5666.
1 TOYOTA Carina AE 60
car, PDD 3503, first owner.
Price neg. Tel. 226-5305.
pathfinder Tel: 227-2486/.
227-1511 owner left country.
TOYOTA Hilux double
cab. Pick up 4x4 $1.9M. Tel:
1 RZ long base mini bus
EFI burgundy interior with
music and mags. Phone 627-
ONE RZ mini bus BHH
series excellent condition..
Must be sold. Contact #277-
SSMALL (Toyota mini bus),
BE:.S.eries in very good working
coridition. Contact cell: 614-.
1 TOYOTA Corolla -
working condition, music. Price
$220,000 neg. Tel: 229-6954, I
ONE Toyota Hilux, double
cab, pickup, PHH series. Contact
All, W43 Fifth Avenue,
(1) ONE AT 170 Corona,
EFI, mag rims, excellent
condition. Price neg. Call 227-
70637cell 622-1185.
ONE RZ long base mini
bus, BGG series music and
mags. Priced for quick sale. Call
ONE Canter truck in good
working condition. Cheap sale.
Call Tel. # 264-2391/622-1782
- Ravi.
TOYOTA Corolla AE 91,
Corona AT 170, Carina AT 170
Contact City Taxi Service
Telephone 226-7150.
ONE Toyota Extra Cab pick-
up V6 engine, bedliner, power
steering. No reasonable offer
refused. Tel: 626-0872.
1 STARLET Turbo, mags,
sprayed, full works; also 1 set of
17-inch 5-hole FWD rims with
tyres. Call 627-9040.
CARINA AT 212 automatic,
A/C, PS, PW, PM, fully loaded,
new alley rims and tyres,
cassette. Contact 231-6763.
COROLLA wagon, AC,
mags, excellent condition. Price
neg. AE 81 Corolla. Price neg.
Tel. 231-7719/615-6908.
CONTACT us at Dawuud
Auto Sales for the best prices in
Japanese vehicles AT 192, AT
212, etc. Tel: 226-0041/621-
Nissan Pathfinder, Acura,
Legend. Wood grain,
leather interior, Lexani
chrome rims. Tel. # 226-
TOYOTA AT 212 Carina,
Toyota AE 110 Corolla,
Toyota AT 192 Carina.
Contact Leonard 226-9316,
ONE Toyota Starlet EP 82
with 0.2 racing rim fully
powered, racing seat and
performance parts Tel: 444-
6597/615-2740. Price
ONE AT 140 Toyota Corona,
back wheel drive, good working
condition only $625 000 price
negotiable. Call 227-8665 or
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.
RYAN 627-0489
1 EE 98 TOYOTA Corolla
wagon (registered last Nov.),
automatic, AC, tape, mint
condition. Hardly used. Price
$950 000. Contact Rocky #225-
1400 or 621-5902.

ONE Yamaha Chappy Motor
Cycle. Call 227-4584. Contact
Rocky Persaud.
1 TOYOTA Grande, Mark
II Model GX 90, series PGG, 17"
full Chrome rims, low profile
tyres, CD & Cassette Players.
Call 227-3571/225-5029/225-
FOR sale one 1998 ZX 9R
- 900 cc Kawasaki motor cycle.
In. very good condition with
legal papers no reasonable offer
refused. Contact Richard 623-
2984 -anytime.
GMC Sierra Extra Cab 4x4
pick- up truck diesel, 1998;
and Rover .110 County diesel;
Land Rover 110 Defender -
dieset;,, TDR engine. # 225-
2873/225-23J 9/629-2401.
227'N1.3 2258S029/225-5031.
'YAAHA RI like new;
Ya nI U ".T 600cc
ScriB, ler;":. onda 250cc
Re bL'Kawas'aki 250cc;
Yamah'" ATV Banshee 350cc
four-wtheeJer. # 225-2873/
model,, like new, loaded;
Baylifler speed boat with
Yamah a,-115 horse power
engine; Kawasaki 750 jet ski.
# 629-2401/225-2873/225-
TWO. -LKawasaki Ninja's cat
eyes,.., ZX 600, excellent
conditi0n.'One, owner "leaving".
Helmets, covers, accessories. No
reasonable offers refused. Phone
1 SV 32 TOYOTA Camry
(private) hardly used, ,low
mileage, automatic, fully
powered, AC, magrims, alarm,
mint condition. Price $1.350
000 Contact Rocky #621-5902
or 225-1400.
1 TOYOTA (4X4) Extra
cab pick up (GHH series)
manual, magrims, CD Player
and music, crash bars, bedliner,
lights on top, mint condition.
Price $2.3M. Contact Rocky
#225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Vigor car (4-
door) executive type (2000 cc)
automatic, fully powered, AC,
alarm, spoiler, tape. Mint
condition. Price $1.4M (neg).
Must see Contact Rocky #225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner (V6-
EFI) 4 x 4 automatic, fully
powered, AC, mag rims, CD
Player music set with amp,
alarm, mint condition. Price
$2.5M (neg). Contact Rocky
#225-1400 or 621-5902.
ONE Toyota Marino, PGG
series, in excellent condition,
one Toyota KE 35. Price $175
000 neg. 1 Caravan E-24 mini
bus. Price $275 000 neg.
Contact Sunil, opp. Ogle Gas
Station. Tel. No. 628-9325.
ONE Nissan V-12, 5 forward
stick gear, new engine, mag
rims, CD, radio and tape, AC,
stainless steel exhaust.
Immaculate condition. Owner
leaving country. Contact
Raymond, 616-2725 or 231-
1 AE 100 Toyota Sprinter
(PGG series EFI) automatic,
fully powered, AC, never worked
hire, low mileage, hardly used,
mint condition. Price $1.3M
(neg) Contact Rocky #225-1400
or 621-5902.
double wheel Canter (short
base)., diesel engine, new tyres,
5 speed gear, immaculate
condition, also carries a dump.
Price $1.4M (neg) Contact
Rocky #225-1400 or 621-5902.
2002 Yellow Jeep Wrangler
Sports Edition, 4-wheel drive, 5-
speed, 6-cylinder, air bags, AM/
FM CD Player, removable soft
top, Sport Rims, 27,000 miles.
Looks and runs like new. Call
Monty 274-0252.
1 TOYOTA RZ (15-seater
mini bus) hardly used, new
engine and transmission, never
crashed, mint. condition. Price
$1.2M (neg) 5 speed-gear,
Contact Rocky #225-1400 or
621-5902., new seats.
1 NISSAN Pathfinder (4 x
4) V6 automatic, fully powered
AC, magrims, sunroof, crash bar,
SCD Player, music system, roof
rack, immaculate condition.
Price $2.1M (neg) Contact
Rocky #621-5902 or 2250-

1 AA 60 CARINA (Private
never worked hire) manual,
excellent condition. Price $475
000. One -AT 150 Toyota Corona
(private) automatic, magrims,
tape, mint condition. Price $575
000. Contact #225-1400 or 621-
20-TON Dump truck- $2.5M,
Datsun van -$450 000, AE91-
$575 000, Starlet $1.2M, Sunny
B 12 $550 000i AT 150-- $475
000, AE 81 $480 000. AE 100-
Sprinter $1.2M, 3y mini bUs --
$330 000. Prestige Auto Sales
-. 226-8480. =_.__ -
(PHH series) fully works up, etc.
rice $2.4M, (music set, .chrome
mags, alarm, crystal light) One
Suzuki (2-door) jeep PHH
series) automatic, AC, (4x4) fully
loaded. Price $2.1M. Onae,-.AT
192 Toyota Carina, alto fully
powered. Price $1.3M,C'ontact:
Rocky #225-1400 or 6219;0
AE 100 SPRINTER Vintage
(new model), PJJ series ~$1 '650
000, AE 1'10 Corolla, latsePHH
Sseries :mmaculate condition -
$1.6M, AT 192 Ofina, magS AC,
,CD Player mint condition -
$1.5M, AE 100 C6ooltai
immaculate condition -$.1.3M,
100 Sprinter $1.3M; $. 40
Camry -$2.1M, SV 30 Camry -
$1.4M Toyota Ceres $1.1M
neg., AT'l 192 $1.1M, Toyota EP
82 2-door and 4-door $1M, AT
190 Corona $1 8M, Toyota
Ceres (PHH series), low mileage,
one owner, remote start alarm -
$1 550 000, AT 140 Corena,
immaculate condition $525
000 AT 170 Corona full lite -
$1M neg., B13 Sunny $690
000 neg., B 12 Sunny (manual)
$500 000 neg., AT 150 Corona -
$580 000. K and N Auto Sales
227-4040 or 628-0796.

HIRE car drivers. Contact
numbers 223-1679, 231-6778.
LIVE reptiles and
animals. Best prices paid.
Tel: 227-0434.
MINI BUS Driver and
Conductor for Route 41. Phone
ONE Single female to share
an apartment. Call 260-2605 or
Drivers & One Male
Dispatcher.Contact: 622-8350.
to rent, clients impatiently
waiting. Call Vern 231-5767.
EXPERIENCED Taxi drivers.
Contact John on Tel. 226-2081
or cell 614-3629.
ONE diesel Mechanic.
Contact Ganesh Cheddie, 29
Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel. 264-
HONEST, mature reliable,
hire car drivers to work in Eddies
Taxi Service. Contact # 223-
SWEET POINT Snackette,
Orange Walk Bourda. Vacancy -
salesgirls. Tel. 226-7147.
ONE Maid to do domestic
work. Ages 25-35. Call 231-
3709. Hrs for calling 5pm to
TRUCK drivers, contact
Survival W/sale distributions at
Lot 10 Vlissengen Road,
Newtown, Kitty.
LIVE-IN Domestic 18 30
years, no cooking, from country
area. A & R Realty, 231-7719 -
ONE Cashier & a Kitchen
Assistant, age preferably 30+,
at 51 Sheriff St. Tel. 225-
8090. Apply'in person.
TWO live-in Domestics
from country area, between 18
and 20 years, to work in
Georgetown. Call 621-4928.
EXPERIENCED truck driver.
Contact Dalip Trading Ltd., 11 -
14 Broad Street, Charlestown.
Tel. 225-0239.
CARETAKER for property at
22 Shell Rd. Kitty Free
accommodation. Phone James
HANDYMAN to work in
furniture store. Bring application
in person to True Value, 124
King St., Lacytown (opp Esso).
Grove, Eccles with or without
transport. Person willing to give
up house lot. Call 231-6236.
1 SKILLED Fitter/
Machinist, central Georgetown
area, lucrative rates for ideal
person. For more info., Tel. 227-

WANTED two live-in EXPERIENCED exhaust
Waitresses. Contact: Bibi welders. Apply toMacksEnduro
Jameel, Restaurant and Bar, Silencers, 105 Smyth Street,
14 Public Road, Vryheids Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Lut. el:.220-5244-. EXPERIENCED waiters,
STRAIGHT Stitch machine cashiers, supervisors, curryroti,
operators, female guards & sales uricooks. Apply in person with
girls. Call Bharat at Avinash 'written appliation to Hacks
: Complex. Tel: 227- 7827/225- : Halaal Restaurant, 5
6886. ..Commerce St. Georgetown.
SNACKETTE Attendant. HANDYMAN apply in
Must like to deal with foodstuff;. person to: The Personnel
1 live-in gir Must know to cook. Manager, National Hardware
# 226-5063/226-9654/618--.(Guyana) Limited, 17 19 A
2902. ... Waer Street, South
., Cummingsburg Georgetown.
A. ANY TYPE vehicles to
purchase especially AT 170, AT
1 11 .192, Carina, Corona, ready
StK -' buyers available. Mentore/
Singh 225-1017/623-6136 or
Must have knowledge, 64Middle & Main Streets.
in all types of Electronic HONEST BOY and GIRL
"'; oi.with electronic and electrical
Repairs Including TV sales experience. ONE cashier
Car Decks,Stereo ONE boy to assemble cycle and
Equipment etc fans etc. :SNGH'S
Equipment, etc. ELECTRONIC WORLD. 136
Good salary paid Regent Street Georetown. '-
Contact Richard ONE Secretary.Must have
S Lot 2 La aha Street knowledge of computer must.
Lot 2 Lamaha Street be able to type over 50 WPM.
Queenstown Legal experience will be an
asset. Appwit hin -.T&J Book
S* Store, 14 Ctoal St., Stabroak,
S. Georgetown, under Salt &
EXPERIENCEIC Salesgirls,. Pepper Food Court Building
and able-bodied Porters:',.. Office Assistant. Applicants
Apply in person with ,; are asked to apply in person
application to May's.. with application, 2
Shopping Centre, 98 Regent, recommendations and Police
.St., Georgetown. .. Clearance. Must have
~: __ .".. . .- ;. .motorcycle. Tel. Personnel
TRUCK Drit .nvers for Manager National Hardware
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Houllier is 100 per

cent certain to

stay at Liverpool
LONDON, England (Reuters) Liverpool manager Gerard
Houllier moved to dampen media speculation about his future
yesterday, saying he was certain to remain in charge of the
club for next season.
"I am 100 per cent sure I will be here next season," Houllier
told British newspapers. "The directors of the club are aware that
the team has qualified three times for the Champions League in the

chief executive preparing for next season."
Several reports in the British media on Thursday suggested
Houllier, 56, would be leaving Liverpool within a week.
Houllier had emergency heart surgery in October 2001 and
almost everyone inside and outside Anfield was pleased to
see him back on the touchline six months later, but the
Frenchman has delivered little since their treble season three
years ago.
The pressure has mounted over the past few weeks as
Liverpool consider a huge cash injection from Thai Prime Minister
Thaksin Shinawatra, who wants to buy a stake in the famous
English premier league club.
Liverpool's haul of two major domestic cups and the UEFA
Cup in 2001 gave Houllier the platform to move the club
forward but they have struggled for Champions League
football and few of his signing have made the grade in his
six years at the club.

HEP ~finfs

pbns fo

(From back page)
of whether or not it will be
televised live or rebroadcast
at a later date.
Also on the card is a
catchweight bout that will see
Pamela London against
Geraldine Cox. Wayne Briggs
will meet Lennox Allen in a
welterweight clash while James
Walcott clashes with Troy
Lewis in a middleweight
'Deadly' Denny Dalton,
who lost yet another opponent
in Shawn Garnett, is still
awaiting another. However,
according to promoter of HEP
Carwyn Holland, a number of
persons were put forward but
one is still to be named.
The weigh-in for boxers
will be done on Friday night at
La Familia Country Club,
Aubrey Barker Street, South

CWC 2007

(From back page)
assessment team and the
announcement of which
countries have been selected
will be made on July 4 in
London, England, while the
award of matches will be
revealed on July 13 at a glitzy
ceremony in Montego Bay,
The ICC CWC WI 2007
Inc. indicated that 11 countries
submitted bids to host 2007
World Cup events. They were
Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados,
Bermuda, Grenada,
Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts/
Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent &
the Grenadines, Trinidad &
Tobago and the United States.

Ruimveldt at 19:00 hrs.
Following the conclusion
of the card on Saturday night
there will be an after-boxing
party where the champions
will mingle with the patrons.


In emoriamn
In loving memory of our dear PAUL I
passed to the great beyond on ,l
26/5/2003. ll
The tide recedes
Bright seashells on the sand

The sun goes down
But gentle warmth
Still lingers on
The music stops
And yet it echoes on
The sweet refrains
For everyjoy stillpasses
Something beautiful remains".:

n IemmcPiam
n loving memory of
219 Camp St,
who departed
this life on May
20, 2002.



Inserted by his
loving wife Janet
and children
Valerie, Philip,
Marjorie and other

Thanks to those who attended the wake,
funeral, sent cards, wreaths.
It's at times like these that the true meaning of
love come alive.

tdi Aut h^ib

In cherished memory of our dear
mother GAWRIE BALDEO who
was called to higher service
on the 23' May 2002.

Mom today marks two
years since you left us
Cherished memories never
fade. because a loved one
is gone
Mom thanks for the years
you gave us
And the happy times we have
We know that when you left us
You knew how much we cared
A pleasant soul and a heart ofgold
For each of us you did your very best

- S.

Lovingly remembered by her children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren, other
relatives and friends.

CiAcete Q7YA

The mother, father, brother, sister and relatives
of the late ROBINA BAKSH of Soesdyke
Back Road, East Bank Demerara who died
on 7"' May, 2004 in Brazil. We wish to
express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude
to all the family members, friends and
others who supported and expressed
their sympathy, kindness to us in our time
of grief.

Perhaps you sent a lovely card or
sat quietly in a chair
If so we sawitthere
Perhaps you prayed a sincere prayer
Or came to pay a call
If so we heard it all
Perhaps you were not there at all
Just thought of us that day
Whichever was the kindly part
We thank you all very much

... Sadly missed by her dear mother father, Foster father, brothers, sisters
niece, nephew, aunty, uncle, cousins, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, other
relatives and friends, very special ones too.
- ';,' MayAllah rest hersoul in peace
What lies behind us and what lies before us
Are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.

S. -. .-

In loving and cherished memory of our ...
S beloved father and brother: SHEIK -
NASRUDEEN of 11 Strand, New
Amsterdam, Berbice who passed
Saway on May 25,2001.
Three years have passed since .
that sad day
But it seems like yesterday
A light from our home has gone
A voice we loved is not there

We miss the love from your kind heart
Youradvice and your sweet smile
Our home is not the same since you left us
It is no longer filled with friends, fun, jokes and
SEvery day we think of you
Silent are the tears that flow
We wish we knew your pains
Two tired eyes are sleeping
Sadly missed by his three children Shahab,
Ansari, Sabeena, brothers and sisters.

Of all the blessings .
God gave us none was
greater, more precious
and lasting than the gift of "
Whatever we have achieved .
today is a result of your wisdom ,
your patience, yourinspiration .,(
and the values you instilled in us which r- \
we hope to pass on to other generations.
It has been two years and with each passing day
We have come to realize that you are truly
But God took you home to prove to us that He only
takes.the best
May He give us the wisdom and strength to
May the godess of light Mother Latchmi grant her soul
a resting place.

Missed by her children Lall,
Yodha, Nanda, Kishore, Roy,
Bhickram & Roy, daughters-
in-law, brothers-in-law,
brothers and sisters,
grandchildren and other
relatives & friends.

rj~onri~a~ ~a


r~ ` - ", ll



P~,~QTFr rr -A ~Ef~4~

The children, daughters-in-
law, son-in-law,
Grandchildren, sisters-in-
law, brother-in-law and
\ other relatives of the late
19 Peter's Hall, EBD who
died on Tuesday, April 20,
2004 wish to express our
heartfelt thanks & gratitude to
r all neighbours, friends and all
other persons who supported and expressed
their sympathy and kindness in our time of
grief for our loved one. |


24 -SDAY CHROmICLE, May 23, 2004

Spr Choncl

Shaq on top

form as Lakers

beat T-Wolves

in West opener *

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Shaquille O'Neal shone at
both ends of the court,
notching 27 points and
grabbing 18 rebounds to help
the Los Angeles Lakers
defeat the Minnesota
Timberwolves 97-88 in Game
One of the. Western
Conference finals Friday.
O'Neal, who had been
shooting only 38 per cent for
the playoffs, was also a
surprising 9-of-11 from the free
throw line. Kobe Bryant added
23 points, Karl Malone 17 and
Derek Fisher 14.
Latrell Sprewell paced the
host T-Wolves with 23 points
while Most Valuable Player
Kevin Garnett had 16.
Sam Cassell also recorded
16 points despite spending long
periods on the bench with a bad
back and hip.
The T-Wolves were at a big
disadvantage, an issue O'Neal
touched upon in the post-game
television interview.
"We knew they had a
tough Game Seven (against
Sacramento in the

HARARE, Zimbabwe
(Reuters) The Zimbabwe
squad that was thrashed by
Sri Lanka recently has been
retained for the three one-
day internationals against.
Australia this week.
Sri Lanka beat Tatenda
Taibu's young team 5-0 in the
one-day series and won both
Tests by an innings.
The squad announced by
the Zimbabwe Cricket Union
(ZCU) on Friday for the
series against Australia is
comprised only of players
who 'were in the squads
named to face Sri Lanka.
Australia's tour was to
have included two Tests,
starting in Harare yesterday,
followed by three one-day
internationals but the ZCU
and Cricket Australia on
Friday agreed to scrap the.
Test series and move the one-
dayers forward.
The Test series was in
danger of having its status
revoked by the International
Cricket Council because
Zimbabwe would in all
likelihood have been forced to
field an under-strength side.
Zimbabwe named
inexperienced teams against Sri

semifinals) and they only had
a day of rest," he said.
The Lakers, seeking their
fourth NBA championship in
five years, had five days to
prepare after eliminating the
defending champions San
Antonio Spurs last Saturday.
"We just wanted to come
up here and get a game," O'Neal
Los Angeles led by two
points at the half, 46-44. The
score was tied at 67-67 before
the Lakers turned it up a
notch, reeling off 11
unanswered points to end the
third period.
Minnesota closed within
four points with six minutes
remaining, then within two
points on Sprewell's jumper
with four minutes on the clock.
That was as close as the T-
Wolves got and when Fisher
drained his fourth three-pointer
with less than a minute to play
to put the Lakers up by seven,
it was all over.
Game Two in the best-of-
seven series is again in
Minneapolis today.

Lanka because 15 experienced
players made themselves
unavailable in a dispute with the
The matches against
Australia will be played in
Harare on Tuhesday, Thursday


and Saturday.
Squad: Tatenda Taibu
(captain), Dion Ebrahim,
Stuart Matsikenyeri,
Brendan Taylor, Elton
Chigumbura, Alester
Maregwede, Douglas Hondo,
Tinashe Panyangara, Mark
Vermeulen, Tawanda
Mupariwa, Mluleki Nkala,
Vusumuzi Sibanda, Edward
Rainsford, Waddington

I j

t' I
LOS Angeles Lakers centre Shaquille O'Neal drives
against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen
during the second half of Game 1 of the Western
Conference Finals in Minneapolis, Friday. Los Angeles won
97-88, with O'Neal scoring 27 points. (Scott Cohen/

ICC Intercontinental Cup

160 years of USA-Canada

cricket rivalry continues

THIS week's ICC
Intercontinental Cup match
in Florida between the USA
and Canada (May 28-30) will
mark 160 years of cricket
competition between the two
In a revival of one of the
world's oldest sporting rivalries,
Canada and the USA will play
each other in their opening
match of the ICC
Intercontinental Cup a new
tournament giving leading
Associate Member countries
exposure to the longer version
of the game.
The long-standing rivalry
between the nations which
began in New York in 1844 -
will resume in a three-day game
at the Brian Piccolo Park in
Florida beginning May 28.
The 12-match ICC
Intercontinental Cup is being
played across four continents
between March and November
2004. It is the first time a first-
class'competition has been
staged for countries below Test
match level.
The two nations have
previously met on four
occasions in major ICC
tournaments at the 1982,
1986 and 2001 ICC Trophy
competitions, and the recent
ICC Six Nations Challenge in
March with the record
standing at 2-2.
The contest at the ICC
Six Nations Challenge in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
saw the USA prevail by six
wickets before going on to
win the tournament and

qualify for the ICC
Champions Trophy in
England this September.
USA captain Richard Staple
said his team was looking
forward to renewing the rivalry
and gaining experience in a first-
class competition.
"The ICC
Intercontinental Cup is a
tremendous opportunity for
the game to excel among the
associate membership of the
ICC," said Staple.
"Being exposed to playing
in a first-class atmosphere can
only improve the status of the
sport as well as the players.
"Canada is always a
challenge for us and on this
occasion, they will have a more
experienced and rounded
complement of players than
they had when we last played
in Sharjah in March.
"There is now a little more
focus on us because of our
recent results so we will have to
be ready physically and
mentally to play and win."
The ICC Intercontinental
Cup sees the top-ranked team
from the matches played in each
of the four regions (Asia, Africa,
Europe and America) progress
to the semifinals and finals in
the UAE in November.
The chance for teams to
play three-day matches is a
major development opportunity
for players to improve and
become better equipped to
handle the progression to the
next level of competition.
The ICC Intercontinental
Cup features innovative

playing conditions including
a points system specifically
created for the event.
Teams receive 14 points for
a win plus any bonus points
accumulated, while teams that
draw or lose a match receive
only their bonus points. Only
in the event of a tie will teams
pick up seven additional points.
Bonus points can be.
accumulated in both innings
with a maximum of six batting
points per innings awarded on
the. basis of 0.5 points for
every 25 runs scored up to 300
runs. A maximum of five
bowling points are available per
innings allocated at 0.5 points
per wicket taken.
To encourage teams to play
for a result, the first innings of
each side is restricted to 90
overs unless the team batting
first does not use its 90 overs
in which case the team batting
second can bat for its 90 overs
plus the overs short of 90 not
used by the team batting first.
A minimum of 105 overs
must be bowled on the opening
two days of the match.
Three matches have so
far been completed in the

ICC Intercontinental Cup.
Nepal drew with hosts the
UAE in March, with the
home side earning 18 points
to Nepal's 14.
In April, Nepal bounced
back from its first-up loss to
defeat Malaysia by nine
wickets and receive 27.5 points,
while Malaysia earned 9.5
Uganda collected 32 points
to lead the African regional table
after defeating Namibia by five
wickets, while the hosts
received 16 points.
The ICC Intercontinental
Cup is part of the High
Performance arm of the ICC's
Development Programme
launched in 1997 to develop
cricket as a global sport.
Since its inception, the
Development Programme has
helped the number of ICC
members increase by over 40 in
the past seven years.
The ICC now has 89
member countries; 10 Full, 27
'Associate and 52 Affiliate
The remaining schedule
for the ICC Intercontinental
Cup is:

Yorke's future

at Rovers


LONDON, England (CMC) English premier league side
Blackburn Rovers on Friday rejected speculation in the
British press of a supposed 'pay off'for Trinidad and To-
bago striker Dwight Y e theplayer' at the
daub remains uncertain. .
Yoae, who has oney m mam ing on his contract, featured
little for the first team K* ipnueeksof the season and
has since been linked withi a move away fTroiEwoodPark.
Rovers announced that they are willing to release the strug-
gling 31-year-old if the ice is aght
"Whie there V i"ndshake Rovers have
reached an s sla
satisfactory offer com n, they won't stand In'hi way,"
the Rovers' web site reported.
Yorke's career has bewan ft e cline in recentyears.
After his 12.6 million po iging from Aston Villa to
Manchester United in 1998, Yode enjoyed tremendous suc-
He was the premier la ue'sCaring player-of-the-year ng
the 1998-99 season whileoi1m4 goals thathe United
win the treble. '": .
He subsequently flleout of favour with United bows

2002 for a bargain t---...L :- ,' ;-

ZibbwlT^e retai

one-day squad

nficrsedb ra i Lanka

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By Ossian Shine

PARIS, France (Reuters) In
the company of grinding,
workmanlike baseliners, a
thoughtful player with a
delicate touch is sure to stand
When the French Open
begins tomorrow, not only will
Roger Federer stand apart but
he will also start as favourite to
win the title.
Equipped with a brand of
tennis which modern history
suggests should be a liability on
the slow, gruelling clay of
Roland Garros, Federer's talent
is such that the world number
one can still be expected to
overcome all.
The modest Swiss, with
perfect timing, can protest all he
likes he is the favourite.
Last year-he became the
first Swiss man to win a grand
slam singles title, at Wimbledon,

and showed his versatility by
winning seven titles on three
different surfaces.
At the beginning of this
year he bagged the Australian
Open title and now looks a
decent bet to w in Paris.
In the weeks leading up to
Roland Garros, all the talk had
been of Guillermo Coria and the
Argentine's devastating
claycourt play.
Earlier this month he
went into the Hamburg final
against Federer on a 31-
match winning streak on the
gruelling surface, yet with
little fuss and his customary
command Federer dispatched
him in four sets.
Still, though, Federer plays
down his chances at the Open.
"I really don't want to
consider myself as the
favourite," he said after that win
"I don't want to waste
thoughts on possible
semifinals or quarterfinals,"
the 22-year-old Federer
added, reflecting on his
opening-round defeats in
Paris over the last two years.
"I'll concentrate on my first
round because that's' what
didn't work in the last two
.e But the Federer of last
year and the player today are
-very different.
He now knows he can win
on any. surface and at the
highest of levels.
Certainly his opponents
recognize his capability. Coria
had recent first-hand knowledge
of his threat and champion, Juan
Carlos Ferrero, marks him out
as a danger.

The Spaniard has never
been beaten before the semifinal
stage at Roland Garros but he
has been troubled by injuries
and illness all year.
At the beginning of the
season, Ferrero contracted
chicken pox. He injured his
wrist and ribs afterwards and
has barely played on his
favourite surface.
"Having only played four
games on clay (since last year)
will be a handicap," he told
Spanish newspaper El Pais this
"But Roland Garros is the
last tournament I have left and
I'm going to try to do the best
As well as the threat of
Federer and Coria, Ferrero
will also face fierce
opposition from his
compatriots, traditionally
strong on clay.
Carlos Moya is hitting form
at just the right time and
'believes he is playing better
tennis than in 1998 when he
won the French crown and
reached world number one.
"I think I'm a better player
than I was a few years ago," he
said in Hamburg, where he was
stopped by Federer in the
"I didn't win the French
Open again but if you look at
my match record now you will
see that it is better than what it
was in 1997 or 1998."
U.S. Open champion
Andy Roddick sits between
Federer and Coria at number
two in the rankings and
although, like Federer, he
has a poor record in Paris he
could certainly lift the title
this year.


(Reuters) South Africa
would be unwilling to play
against a weakened
Zimbabwe team next year,
according to United
Cricket Board president
Ray Mali.
Mali said Friday's decision
to postpone the two-Test series
between Australia and
Zimbabwe, scheduled to begin
yesterday, was "very much in
line with our thinking."
He said the UCB would be
making every effort to ensure
the home series against their
neighbours, set for February
2005, would be competitive.
"We would not like to
play against a very inferior
Zimbabwe team and so we
will be doing everything
possible to assist them in
the development of a top-
class side," Mali told
-- Zimbabwe's team has been
decimated by a dispute-betweefi
15 rebel players, who walked
out after Heath Streak was
sacked as captain.
The Zimbabwe Cricket
Union (ZCU) and Mali said the

Australia may push fo'

Zimbabwe to be

stripped of Test status

By Greg Buckle

MELBOURNE, Australia
(Reuters) Australia will
consider pushing for
Zimbabwe to be stripped of
Test status at next month's
International Cricket
Council (ICC) meeting.
"It's over a month away
right now and that gives the
Zimbabwe Cricket Union
(ZCU) a-chance to resolve some
of their differences with their
players," Cricket Australia (CA)
chief executive James Sutherland
told a news conference
"I think that (the Test
status of Zimbabwe) is a
question that has probably come
on to the table and is higher on
the agenda now than it has ever
been before."
Asked whether CA would
lead a push to strip Zimbabwe
of Test status, Sutherland said:
"We'll obviously make a
judgement a lot closer to the
"But there is no doubt
that Cricket Australia and a
number of other full member
countries are concerned
about how things have
developed in recent weeks."
Zimbabwe's two-Test home
series against Australia, the
world's top-ranked team, was
called off on Friday, 24 hours


UCB would continue with their
behind-the-scenes work in
trying to help the ZCU resolve


the issue.
"I have spent the last two
weeks talking to the Zimbabwe
Cricket Union as the
representative of our board and
things have turned out the way
we wanted.
"But no cricket board can
be held to ransom and the
issue with the rebel players
must be resolved quickly,"
Mali said.

before it was due to start.
In an unprecedented
move, the ZCU and CA
agreed at a meeting in
Harare to postpone the
matches. Because of
Australia's tight schedule,
the games are highly
unlikely to be played for at

least four years.

Zimbabwe would have had
to field a severely weakened
team due to a festering dispute
that has left :the selectors
without 15 experienced white
players, including ex-captain

CA chief executive James Sutherland speaking at a news
conference yesterday. (Reuters photo).





Three school teams will
be contesting this year's
National Sports
Commission (NSC)-
sponsored female netball
competition which starts
today at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall's
(CASH) tarmac from
15:00 hrs.
East Ruimveldt,
Guyana Education Trust
College (GETC) and Carmel
Community High School
will be doing battle over the
next week at the same
venue in the Lavern Fraser-
The competition
begins with a march past
by the teams and East
Ruimveldt coming up.
against GETC in today's
encounter while three
matches are set for
Wednesday, May 26, with
the remainder of matches
carded for Friday and on
Saturday May 29, when
the finals will be

Heath Streak.
However, three one-day
internationals, originally set foi
June, are being brought forward
to May 25, 27 and 29. All will
be played in Harare.
The joint decision to call ofh
the Tests came two hours before
an ICC teleconference, which
looked likely to strip the series ol
its Test status. The teleconference
was swiftly abandoned.
"One can't predict but one
would assume that a Zimbabwe
Second XI or Third XI playing
against the best team in the work
would not have been a pretty.
contest," Sutherland said. "It's wel
known that the ICC havt
commenced a review of the
structure of international cricket."
Sutherland said CA
supported the ICC's review.
"The circumstances around
this (deferred tour) are no good
for the game of cricket. The
game is not worthy of this kind
of speculation and uncertainty,"
Sutherland said.
"There are certainly
concerns about the standard
of their team at the moment
and that's something the ICC
will address at their June


1. The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana has
received Loans from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),
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Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

to play weakened

Zimbabwe team

Federer stands out

in sea of baseliners]

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By Mike Collett

CARDIFF, (Reuters) -
Manchester United fought off
a brave but ultimately
toothless challenge from the
lions of Millwall to win the
FA Cup final 3-0 and lift the
trophy for a record l1th time
A first-half header from
Portuguese teenager Cristiano
Ronaldo and two goals after the
break from Dutchman Ruud Van
Nistelrooy the first a penalty
- gave United a deserved win
over a Millwall side attempting
to become the first team from
outside the top division to win
the cup for 24 years.
But they were outclassed in
their first FA Cup final
appearance as United, oozing
class and pedigree despite not
having to play their best,
dominated a largely
disappointing one-sided match
to win the cup for the first time
since 1999.
Manchester United's Alex
Ferguson, the first man to !ead
a team in five FA Cup final
victories, said afterwards:
"We're delighted, as you should
be, to win the FA Cup.
"The first half wasn't easy,
there were periods when we
found it difficult to get a flow
to our game but we got the
break of scoring just before
halftime which killed it for them
and the second half was a
convincing performance."
Millwall player-manager
Dennis Wise, booked in the
second half for showing his
studs in a tackle on Paul
Scholes, said:
"Well it's disappointing to
lose but we have come a long
way as a club this season and
we did well considering we were
missing Daniele Dichio
(suspended) and Kevin Muscat
Millwall's consolation from
an afternoon when the first

division side were never able to
bridge the gulf in class is a place
in next season's UEFA Cup as
United, who came third in the
premier league, are in the
Champions League qualifying
Millwall were almost
continually forced to defend
and there was no way back
for them after Ronaldo, the
outstanding player on the
field, headed United ahead
after 44 minutes to become
the fourth youngest scorer in
FA Cup final history.

United, who have lost their
premier league crown to
Arsenal, ended a largely
disappointing season with a
On a day when reality won
over romanticism, there was still
time for a nod to the old
competition's long history.

Wise, at 37 and playing in
his fifth final, came off after 89
minutes to be replaced by
substitute Curtis Weston, who
at 17 years and 119 days old,

MAN Utd's delighted goalscoring heroes Ronaldo and van
Nistelrooy show off the silverware. (BBC Sport).

The match effectively
ended as a contest after 65
minutes when Ryan Giggs
was sent tumbling by
Millwall's David Livermore
with referee Jeff Winter,
officiating for the last time
before retiring, immediately
pointing to the penalty spot.
Van Nistelrooy, who apart
from a fourth minute header had
been largely anonymous, lashed
the ball into the roof of Andy
Marshall's net as he took the
first Cup final penalty since
Eric Cantona scored two for
United against Chelsea 10 years
The Dutchman wrapped up
the match 10 minutes from time
when he converted a Giggs cross
from a metre out to ensure that

By Mike Collett

CARDIFF, (Reuters) While
a teenager with- everything to
play for inspired .Manchester
United to an emphatic 3-0
win over Millwall in the FA
Cup final yesterday, United
paused to remember another
youngster who will never ful-
fil his potential.
Jimmy Davis, a 21-year-old
reserve tipped for a golden fu-
ture, was killed in a car crash
last August, but was not forgot-
ten when United won the FA
Cup for a record 11th time yes-
terday after an inspirational
performance by Portuguese
teenager Cristiano Ronaldo, the
scorer of United's opening goal.
The victorious United play-
ers all donned shirts with
'Davis 36' on their backs, when
they went up to collect the tro-
phy from the guest of honour,
England manager Sven-Goran
SUnited manage -Ale*'j

Ferguson told Sky Sports: "It
was Roy Keane's idea in re-
spect to young Jimmy Davis
who died earlier in the year.
He was a lovely young lad
and Roy was passing the
message on that we were re-
membering him."
Davis, 21, was on loan to
first division Watford and was
killed in .& motorway.'craliMof

became the youngest player to
appear in the Cup final.
Weston broke a record set
in -1879 by James Prinsep
who played for Clapham
Rovers aged 17 years and 245
days old.
United's Roy Keane,
outstanding all over the pitch,
became the first player in
modern times to appear in six
finals the second highest
on record while Ferguson
stretched his FA Cup
winning record to five.
But the most touching note
of all came as United lifted the
cup. All the players donned
shirts with the name Davis and
the number 36 on their backs,
as a mark of respect to young
United reserve Jimmy Davis

August 9 the day before the
first division team's opening
game of the season against Cov-
entry City. The match was
postponed as a mark of respect.
Davis, an England Under-
20 international, had joined
Watford in July on a one-sea-
son loan from the .Old
Trafford club.
He had played one game for
United, in the League Cup
against Arsenal in 2001, while in
2002-03 he appeared 15 times
on loan to second division
Swindon Town and played so
well he was given a standing
ovation at end of his final match
with the club.
At the time of his death,
Ferguson was quoted as saying:
"You could not meet a nicer and
more bubbly character than
Jimmy Davis. He was a player
with real potential, that's why
we had sent him to Watford.
"At 21 he had great prom-
ise. We are all really sad. It
is tetribleinieWs.'', >'..' *',

who was killed in a car crash
last August.

Although Millwall played
well up to a point, United were
always a yard too fast and a
thought too quick for the south
London side, nicknamed The
Lions, who were roared on by
their enthusiastic fans
throughout the game.
But with Scholes winning
his midfield battle against Wise,
and Millwall striker Neil Harris
isolated up front for long
periods, United were largely
able to dictate the pace.
Ronaldo had a mesmerising
match on both wings, crossing
superbly, pirouetting and
displaying superb tricks as well
as scoring just before halftime as
he stole into the area in front of
a stationary Wise to head past
Marshall from six metres.
Scholes, Giggs and van
Nistelrooy, surprisingly
voted Man-of-the-Match
over Ronaldo by England
coach Sven Goran
Eriksson, the guest of
honour, all went close for
United in a one-sided
second half. But although'
Millwall battled bravely
against a vastly superior side,
United, in the end, ran out
comfortable winners.

Larsson scores

twice to end

Celtic career

with Cup glory
By Desmond Kane
GLASGOW, (Reuters) -
Sweden striker Henrik.
Larsson enjoyed a glorious
end to his Celtic career when
he scored twice to help
secure a 3-1 Scottish Cup
final victory over
Dunfermline Athletic, to
wrap up the domestic double
The prolific Larsson
assumed centre stage to spoil
spirited Dunfermline's hopes of
a first cup success since 1968
after they took the lead through
Andrius Skerla's 40th minute
The Swede raced away to
coolly slot home the equaliser
after 58 minutes before
brilliantly turning Dunfermline's
Aaron Labone to drill a 71st
minute shot-into the comer of
the net.
Bulgarian midfielder Stilian
Petrov wrapped up the win
after 84 minutes when he drove
the ball home as the underdogs
While Martin O'Neill's side
finished a superb season with
another trophy, Larsson -
who will play at Euro 2004
next month ends his seven-
year stay with 242 goals from
315 appearances.
He sits behind only
Jimmy McGrory (470) and
Bobby Lennox (273) as the
Glasgow side's third top
scorer oll r-t me,' '-- L".I

United silence Millwall to lift

FA Cup for record 11th time

ST JOHN'S, Antigua, (CMC)
- The Antigua and Barbuda
Cricket Association (ACA)
has appointed ex-West Indies
captain Richie Richardson as
the country's National Un-
der-19 coach.
Richardson's first assign-
ment will be to prepare the
squad for the Leeward Islands
Under-19 tournament in St
Kitts in July.
"We are very pleased, first
of all that Richie has accepted
to work along with our young
players," ACA president Enoch
Lewis told CMC Sport.
^"Richie brings a wealth of
experience. Of course, as a
former West Indies captain,
Richie will hopefully impart
that knowledge to our yovng-
sters, and they in turn will ben-
efit and hopefully upgrade the
cricket in Antigua and the wider
Caribbean of course," Lewis
The ACA has named a 24-
member squad to begin
preparation for the tourna-
ment and Richardson, 42, is
anxious to start working with
the young players.
"I am happy to be working
with the Antigua Under-19s, I
have always wanted to be in-
volved at the lower level,"

Richardson told CMC Sport.
Richardson said he wel-
comes the chance to work at the
youth development level be-
cause he believes focusing at
that level is critical in rebuild-
ing cricket in the region.
"I believe if I am going to
create an impact, it has to be
somewhere at the lower level
where I work with the young-
sters. A lot of us we want in-
stant results and things like
that and we are looking at the
boys (Test players) at the top
to create miracles.
"At the moment things are
now looking good (internation-
ally for the West Indies), so
we've got to have a long-term
"Really we have to start
working with the youth, and
I've always loved to work with
young people, young kids. It's
a great opportunity for me to
go out there and give them some
of what I've learned, and I am
really looking forward to it,"
said Richardson, who captained
the West Indies from 1991
He played 86 Test
matches, scoring 5 949 runs
at an average of 44.39, with
16 centuries. He also played
224 One-Day Internationals.

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arham is in jeopardy match, a 201-run defeat to
e Pakistani paceman Glamorgan.
gnosed with a serious He was hopeful of a
o his ribcage. return to action, but the
the same injury that extent of the injury casts
1 his involvement in a doubt over the rest of his
ainst India last month season.
subsequently probed "The fracture is there and it
akistan Cricket Board. is worrying me," he told
ave been advised up to Pakistani press.
ks' rest by doctors after "I now want to be 100%
I a second bone scan of sure it has healed before I start
y," Shoaib said. playing again.
ere is a definite stress "I will resume playing after
I get clearance from the doctors
after the next examination in
two weeks' time."
Shoaib's injury, suffered in
the lost Rawalpindi Test that
awarded the series to India,
caused a great deal of
He was accused by
Pakistan captain Inzamam-
ul-Haq of faking the injury,
prompting the PCB to
d investigate Shoaib and four
others with fitness queries.
The medical commission
ruled that Shoaib's injury
OAIAKWTAR was genuine, but the PCB's
HOAIBAKH'TAR conduct in targeting the
in my rib on my lower players drew stinging
criticism from within
aib has appeared just Pakistan, most notably Imran
the championship his Khan. (BBC Sport)




Under-19 coach


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4 rSport Chronicle

BIOGNY Miggins made it clear that he was all business when
he stepped into the ring on Friday night at the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall (CASH) for the one-night box-off, organised by
the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA), ahead of the
Caribbean Amateur Championships set for next month.
Miggins first disposed of Damion Robinson in his first bout in
the bantamweight division, while he ended the night with another
victory, this time against Gavin Alphonso.
In another division, Delon Allicock lost to Edward Skeete in a
junior flyweight bout; Randy Tello defeated Joel McRae in the light
middleweight division while John Henry went down to Mark
Solomon in the same division.
In the final bout on the programme fly weight class Carlton
Skeete fell to Mark Femrnandes.
All bouts were of four rounds duration.
The boxers are currently in training for the championships that
will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from June 6 and GABA used
the box-off to check the level of fitness and endurance and also to
make a final decision on the team to represent Guyana.
The team should be announced next week. GABA is
looking at a team of 30 boxers in 26 males and four females,
in the junior, senior and cadet divisions.
A full-strength senior team will be contesting the championship
while the divisions for competition include the flyweight, junior
'flyweight, bantamweight, lightweight, junior welterweight,
middleweight and light heavyweight.
The boxing squad trains at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall
(CASH) twice daily after commencing team training some three
weeks ago.
Guyana last attended the championship in 2001 when they
captured the senior title in Grenada.
They did not compete in 2002 when it was held in Jainaica.

By Ryan O'brien

- St Lucian all-rounder
Darren Sammy was speech-
less When he got a call about
midday at Lord's in England
Thursday, informing him
that he was selected to tour
England with West Indies for
next month's three-nation

One-Day International se-
Sammy is the only un-
capped player in the 15-mem-
ber squad for the series with
England and New Zealand and
is one of 11 members of the
squad aged 25 or under.
"I was heading towards a
shop on the ground when I got
a call from someone from the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) telling me that I was
selected for the tour," the 20-
year-old told CMC Sports in a
telephone link-up from London
late on Friday.
An elated Sammy added: "I
was speechless for about two
minutes or so.o4 ., ; "> "(

He asked me, 'Are you OK,
Sammy?' Ijust couldn't believe
"I can't believe my dream'
has come true. I started run-
ning all over Lord's and
hugged everybody."
Sammy, St Lucia's Sports-
man-of-the-Year 2003, is on at-
tachment with the Marylebone
Cricket Club that calls Lord's
home and was at the time watch-
ing the ongoing Test between
England and New Zealand there.
He believes that his perfor-
mances in regional cricket over
the last two years helped his
advance to becoming the first St
Lucian selected to a senior West
Indies team.
"The last two seasons were
good for me and I got great sup-
port from people wherever I
went in the region," he said.
"I am very honoured and it
is a very good feeling for me
right now. The hard work is now
starting, being at the top of in-
ternational cricket. I have been
working hard and St Lucians can
expect me to do my best when-
ever I am selected."
A right-handed batsman and
medium-paced bowler, Sammy
was a member of
The Young West Indies side
that reached the final of the ICC
Youth World Cup New Zealand
in 2002 and spent last season
playing for MCC with whom
he toured Sri Lanka.
Sammy, who was the
fourth highest scorer for
Windward Islands with 261
runs at 26.10 in the Carib
Beer 2004 Series in which
his 22 wickets were the 10th
highest in the Championship,
also played for Barnes CC in
the Middlesex Premier
League in Britain last sea-
SOM. li l C'( l 1 : I ,

First Test at Lord's ...

Promoted McCullum

boosts New Zealand cause

By John Mehaffey

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Wicketkeeper Brendon
McCullum, promoted to
number three, ensured New
Zealand remained on equal
terms with England on the
third day of the first Test,
yesterday, with a mature
unbeaten 72.
Trailing by 55 on the first
innings at Lord's, New Zealand
ended the day of 134 for one
after losing captain Stephen
Fleming for four with the total
only seven.
If England had captured
another couple of quick wickets
at that stage the tourists would
have been in real trouble.
McCullum, playing only his
seventh Test innings and his
first against. England, batted
with a confidence, which belied
his inexperience after stepping
in for Nathan Astle, who was
suffering from influenza.
Mark Richardson, who fell
seven runs short of a century
after batting more than six hours
in the first innings, again
displayed unlimited
concentration to remain 46 not
out at the close.
McCullum signalled
his intentions by square-
driving a four Andy
Flintoff, who had been
entrusted with the new
ball. The boundaries
continued to flow and "he
sliced Simon Jones to the
boundary and followed
with a scampered single to
bring up his half-century
from 54 balls with eight
England, who began the day

well placed at 246 for two,
owed their eventual total of 441
to a seventh-wicket partnership
of genuine quality between
Flintoff and wicketkeeper
Geraint Jones.
The pair added 105 from
115 balls with Flintoff hitting
two sixes in his 63 from 85
balls and Jones one while
scoring 46 from 52.
After a quiet start, Flintoff


confirmed his emergence as a
Test class all-rounder over the
past year, with a splendid
attacking innings.

He upper-cut Daryl Tuffey
for six from the fifth ball after
lunch then flicked Jacob Oram
with deceptive power to the
mid-wicket boundary. A cover-
drive to the boundary off

A PARTNERSHIP of 125 between Brendon McCullum and
Mark Richardson push New Zealand to 134-1 at stumps,
a lead of 79 runs. (BBC Sport).

Windies Board XI reach 82

for two on rain-affected day

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada,
(CMC) Persistent overnight
and early morning showers
wrecked the opening day of
the three-day match between
the West Indies Cricket
Board XI and Bangladesh
When play -finally got
started almost five hours
later than scheduled, the
WICB XI reached 82 for two

W. Hinds b Balsya 0
D.S. Smith b Tarlq Azlz 11
S. Joseph not out 42
D. Bravo not out 23
Extras: (lb-1, w-1, nb-4) 6
Total: (for 2 wkts) 82
Fall of wickets: 1-0,2-25.
Bowling: Tapash Balsya 10-3-14-1,
Alamgir Kabir 6-1-19-0, Tariq Aziz
11-2-21-1, Enamul Haque, Jr. 11-3-
21-0, Faisal Hopaeln2-0-40:.- ,

in their first innings before
bad light stopped play about
an hour early at the Queen's
Park Stadium.
The WICB XI chose to bat
and only Sylvester Joseph with
42 not out and Dwayne Bravo
with 23 not out spent any
significant period of time at the
Left-handers Wavell Hinds
and Devon Smith, the two
leading candidates to open the
batting with Chris Gayle in
upcoming Tests, both fell
Hinds was bowled between
bat and pad for zero by Tapash
Baisya and Smith was bowled
off the inside edge by Tariq
Aziz for 11 to leave the WICB
XI on 25 for two.
Joseph, the WICB XI
captain, and. ,Brav', both

looking to win their first Test
caps, chose discretion and
batted for the next two hours
before umpires Glenroy
Johnson and Terence Birbal
offered them light Joseph hit
six fours from 108 balls in
152 minutes and Bravo has
not bit any of his 99 balls for
a boundary.
The unseasonal weather
that plagued recent international
matches returned late Friday
and early yesterday, and left the
outfield sodden in some parts,
particularly the southern end
which was the area of most
concern for the two umpires.
This is Bangladesh's only
warm-up match prior to their
two Tests against West Indies
in St Lucia, starting on
Friday, and in Jamaica,
beginning on June 4. (, '

Tuffey was followed by a cut
off Oram for four.
Fleming introduced left-arm
spinner Daniel Vettori from the
Nursery End and Jones joined
in the fun with a quick-footed
six over long-on. The Keri
keeper, who scored a centi -
for his county against tir
tourists in their last match then
square-cut Tuffey for two fours.
Flintoff, in full command,
hooked Oram for six to bring
up the 400, prompting
Fleming to call .up medium-
pace change bowler Scott
Styris for his first over of the
The move was immediately
successful as Jones cut the
fourth ball straight to Oram at
point. Flintoff was then well
caught by Richardson running
to his left at mid-off and Simon
Jones (4) and Ashley Giles (11)
followed quickly.
The morning session
belonged to .New Zealand
after England resumed their
first innings on a bright,
sunny morning before a full
Mark Butcher had added
just four to his overnight 22
when he edged Vettori to
McCullum and nightwatchman
Matthew Hoggard was also
caught behind off Oram for 15
in 87 minutes.
Chris Cairns bowled
Graham Thorpe's leg stump
with his third ball for three
and Nasser Hussain, fighting
to keep his Test place and
complete his goal of 100
England caps, battled to 34
with six boundaries before he
was comprehensively bowled
by Chris Martin.

NEW ZEALAND first Innings 386
(M.Richardson 93, C.Cairns 82,
J.Oram 67, N.Astle 64; S.Harmison
ENGLAND first Innings (o/n 246-2)
M.Trescothick c McCullum
b Oram 86
A.Strauss c Richardson
b Vettori 112
M.Butcher c McCullum b Vettori 26
M.Hoggard c McCuIlum b Oram 15
N.Hussaln b Martin 34
G.Thorpe b Calms 3
A.FIIntoff c Richardson b Martin 63
G.Jones c Oram b Styris 46
A.GilescOram bStyris 11
S.Jones b Martin 4
S.Harmison not out 0
Extras: (b-4, ib-18, nb-19) 41
Total: (all out, 124.3 overs) 441
Fall of wickets: 1-190,2-239,3-254,4-
288, 5-297, 6-311,7-416,8-428,9-441.
Bowling: Tuffey 26-4-98-0, Martin 27-
6-94-3, Oram 30-8-76-2, Calms 16-2-
71-1, Vettori 21-1-69-2, Styris4.3-0-
NEW ZEALAND second Innings
M.Richardson not out 46
S.Flemlng c Hussain b Harmlson 4
B.McCullam not out 72
Extras: (b-1, Ib-9, nb-2) 12
Total: (for one wicket, 39 overs) 134
Fall of wicket: 7-1.
Bowling (to date): Harmlson 12-6-
29-1 Flintoff 10-2-26-0 Hoggard 8-1-
23-0 (nb-1) S.Jones 5-1-23-0 (nb-1)
GPle"4-0-237R-... , .- 's,



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By Leeron Brumell

THE historic world title fight
to be held on home soil this
coming Saturday at the
National Park is moving fast
apace as the organiser,
Holland's Entertainment


Promotions (HEP), is
finalising .plans for a
successful staging of the
According to Marketing
Manager of HEP Rayad Boyce,
the organizers are working
assiduously in every area to put
systems in place.
Boyce said that they have
acquired tents and covering for
the ring and ringside patrons in
the event should there be light
showers or drizzles on the
evening, whereas if there is a
heavy downfall, the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall (CASH)
is the alternative venue, which
has already been booked in the
event of such happening.
Boyce said should the event
be shifted to the Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall then it will be
televised, possibly on NCN
Television Channel 11.
The CASH has a seating
capacity of 2 000 persons as

against the 10 000 the open
air Park can accommodate.
Tickets for the card were
scheduled to go on sale
yesterday at various locations
around the country and not only
at the Banks as was previously
Tickets cost $1 000 for
the eastern and western
stands, $1500 for the northern
stand, with ringside costing
$2 000.
On the actual date of the
event, ticket booths will be set
up at cordoned-off areas around
the venue, while Boyce added
that due to regulations put
forward by the international
boxing body, patrons may be
required to park their vehicles
off Woolford A-venue,
Vlissengen Road, Camp Road
and Carifesta Avenue. However
the management of HEP has
been in discussions with the
management of the Malteenoes
Sports Club to accommodate
parking of vehicles.
Boyce also noted that
patrons with weapons are asked
to leave them at home as they
will not be allowed into the

arena another regulation of
the international governing
Security services will be
provided by the Guyana Police
Force, with assistance from
private security companies in
and around the venues and also
for the vehicles.
The card features
Guyana's female champions
Gwendolyn 'Stealth Bomber'
O'Neil against Kathy Rivers
for the WIBA and IFBA titles
in the main bout, while Leon
'Hurry Up' Mfoore will meet

Elvis Martinez of Santo
Domingo in the main
supporting bout for the
CABOFE bantamweight title.
The boxers will arrive on
Thursday, two days after
Guyana's world champions
Wayne 'Big Truck' Braithwaite
and 'Vicious' Vivian Harris who
will be witnessing the card.
Boyce also added that a
number of international
entities will be here to record
the bout, but he was unsure

(Please see page 23)


K-0vnessei nt

^*stem begins work tomorrow

... due in Guyana on T^BThursday^

- The venue assessment team
for the ICC Cricket World
Cup West Indies 2007 begins
their verification tour to
countries in the southern
Caribbean when they arrive
today. .
The 13-member team,

including Chris Dehring,
managing director of the 2007
World Cup and specialists in
various areas relating to the
hosting of the event, will start
their evaluation tomorrow ,vith
a multi media presentation, on
key aspects of St Lucia's

Manchester United lift FA Cup
MANCHESTER United captain Roy Keane lifts the FA Cup, surrounded by his delighted
teammates. See stories on page 26. (BBC Sport).

The team ll then hold
closed-door ;es-ion,' wiih
Government official; to didcus
the Host Venue Agreement
between ICC CWC WI 20(07
Inc. and the successful local
organising committee in relation
to hosting of matches and events
in 2007 World Cup.
Special presentations will
also be made on the status
and plans for the Beausejour
Stadium, other infrastructure
and services being proposed
for the 2007 World Cup.
The team is alsoexpected'
to tour selected facilities
proposed for use while wide-
ranging discussions will also be
held on other issues, including
transportation, security and
media facilities.
Following their 24-hour
visit, the venue assessment team
will leave for their next
destination and will tour all
seven venues in the southern
Canbbean ending with Antigua
on May 30.
The venue assessment team
will visit St Vincent & the
Grenadines on May 24, Grenada
on May 25, Trinidad & Tobago
on May 26, Guyana on May 27,
Barbados on May 28, and
Antigua on May 29.
There will be two months
of review by the venue

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Sunday Chronicle May 23, 2004

IT IS no secret that certain
moods can send us straight to
our favourite comfort food
and tipple. But what is less
well known is that our food
choices also influence how
we feel. What we eat can
have a positive influence on
our moods and behaviour.
Unfortunately, we can
become attached to the
behaviour and eating
patterns that serve us least
By taking a different
approach and consciously
incorporating more food and
drink choices that improve the
situation, you will start to feel
calmer and more in control. It's
not just foods themselves that
have a calming effect the way
you eat them also does. Even if
your day is action-packed,
enjoy leisurely mealtimes in
order to get maximum benefit
from your food.

1. Include protein foods,
such as peas, beans, lentils,
soybeans, nuts, fish, meat and
cheese in your meals. Protein
foods are sources of
tryptophan, a claiming brain
chemical. If you are prone to
mood swings, eating a little
protein with each meal can help.

2. Oats are the classic
relaxation food and have been
used by herbalists for centuries
as a calming remedy. As a whole
grain they also help to balance
blood sugar. In addition, oats,
like other carbohydrates, help
the brain to process

3. Milk is rich in calcium,
though the mineral is better
absorbed from skimmed milk
than from whole milk. Calcium's
calming properties have led to
the use of warm milk as a
nightcap. However, mature
cheeses cannot be used in a
similar way. Though these have
a lot of calcium, they also
contain tyramine, which can
sometimes induce migraines and

4. If you are dairy-
intolerant, enjoy a nightcap
made of calcium-enriched soya
milk or rice milk.

5. Familiar in Italian
cooking, basil is a highly calming
food and can help to induce
sleepiness. It is easy to keep a
plant pot handy to snip leaves
into salads. Pesto sauce, made

from fresh basil will give a
strong sleep-inducing boost,
while tomato and basil salads
and soups are delicious.

6. Calming herb teas are
good to drink instead of coffee,
which can make you jittery.
Some soothing options include
chamomile, lemon balm and
lavender drink them
individually or blend two

7. Molasses is the sweet
residue left behind after sugar is
refined. Because too much sugar
can aggravate blood-sugar.
swings, and so worsen moods,
you could consider using
molasses as a substitute.
Molasses is high in minerals,
including calcium and
magnesium that balance the
nervous system. It has a strong
flavour, so use only a small -

8. Other sugar substitutes
include a little unrefined honey
(one of the highest in
compounds that fight
infections) dried fruit such as
bananas (high in nerve balancing
potassium) and FOS (fructo) a
sprinkle sweetener/fibre that
keeps bowels healthy.

9. It is thought that the
reason chocolate makes us feel
better is that it triggers the same
brain chemicals that are released
when we are in love. Eat a
modest amount of high-quality
chocolate (one with 60-70 per
cent cocoa solids is ideal).

10. You may think that
alcohol calms you down, but it
actually deadens feelings if you
overdo it. To maintain your
vitality, choose orange juice
with sparkling water, tonic
water and Angostura bitters, or
a tomato and celery Virgin Mary

11. Selenium is great for
maintaining mood balance.
Brazil nuts are rich in this
mineral and three or four a day
will give you enough, as well as
providing a handy snack. Other
selenium-rich foods include rice,
wheat, seaweed and seafood
especially shrimp and tuna.

12. Oily fish are rich in
omega 3 essential fats. One of
these fats, DHA is found in the
brain in large quantities (the
brain is 60 per cent fat and the
makeup of these fats is
important). Fish oils have been
shown to alleviate depression
and hyperactivity.

13. Magnesium rich
foods are vital to help calm the
mind and balance moods,
particularly if you are prone to
premenstrual syndrome. Green
leafy vegetables are rich in
magnesium, other sources
include dried fruit, nuts, seeds
and legumes. For a magnesium
boost, add some green leafy
vegetables such as dark green
cabbage leaves to your daily
vegetable juice.

14. Pear, celery and

ginger juice is delicious and a
good mood booster. Pear is rich
in potassium for brain function,
celery is used by herbalists as a
nerve tonic and ginger peps you
up. Put one pear, one or two
celery sticks, and a 1 inch
(2.5cm) cube of root ginger in a
juicer and liquidise till smooth.

15. The B vitamins and
vitamin C are important anti-
stress nutrients that help calm
-the nervous system. Tray
tangerine and cherry juice or
carrot, beanspout and cranberry

16. Lettuce based juices
are excellent for helping you
relax at bedtime. Lettuce has a
strongfflavour so mix it with
carrot juice.

17. All fruits and
vegetables are rich in
antioxidants. Along with the
other benefits (anti-cancer, anti-
heart disease), antioxidants help
prevent age related brain
degeneration. Fruit and
vegetables are also our main
source of potassium, an
important mineral for soothing
the nerves. Eat five portions of
fresh fruit and vegetable daily.

18. Mint is a herb that
helps lower feelings of anger
and nervousness, especially
"butterflies in the stomach."
Add it literally to salads or
sprinkle it on vegetables. Mint

tea makes a soothing drink.

19. Zinc and iron are
essential for optimum brain
function, mental health, and
mood balance. Good sources of
these minerals include lean
meats, seafoods, nuts, seeds,
whole grains, and legumes such
as peas, beans, lentils and


Plan your meal in advance
so when you are tired or busy
you don't wind up gobbling
down whatever is most
convenient but may be least
At every opportunity set
the table or make your plate
of food beautifully presented
and appealing we eat with
our eyes as well as our
Consciously make time
for meals instead of eating on
the run. Even 15 minutes of
relaxed dining in peaceful
surroundings will make a
Give yourself time to
digest your food. Rush and
stress literally shut down the
digestive tract and impair
digestion. Instead of racing
off as soon as you put your
fork down, choose a quieter
and more relaxed activity for
a while.

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more than meets the eye.

[ OOD colour holds a central place in our culinary
culture, contributing significantly to visual appeal
and thus the pleasure we take in eating. Who would
deny the mouth-watering appeal of a deep pink
cherry drink on a hot day or a nice piece of well
cooked ham at Christmas? Or the bright golden
orange of a slice of Julie mango?
Even early civilisations such as the Romans recognized that
people "eat with their eyes" as well as their palates. Saffron and-
other spices were often used to provide a rich yellow colour to
various foods. Butter has been coloured yellow as far back as the
1300s. Today, all food colour additives are carefully regulated by
health authorities to ensure that foods are safe to eat and accurately
Below, we look more closely at the uses and safety aspects of
additives that are used to colour the food we regularly consume.


Technically, a colour additive is any dye, pigment or
substance that can impart colour when added or applied to a
food, drug, and cosmetic or to the human body. Colour additives
that are exempt. from certification include pigments derived
from natural sources such as vegetables, minerals or animals
and man-made counterparts of natural derivatives. All other
colour additives have to be certified to ensure their safety,
quality and consistency. Whether a colour additive is certifiable
or exempt from certification has no bearing on its overall
safety. Both types of colour additives are subject to rigorous.
, standards of safety prior to their approval for use in fo

Certifiable colour additives are widely used because their
colouring ability is more intense than most colours derived from
natural products, and therefore smaller quantities are required. In
addition, certifiable colour additives are more stable, provide better
colour uniformity and blend together easily to provide a wide range
of hues. Certifiable colour additives generally do not impart
undesirable flavours to food, while colour derived from food such
as beets and cranberries can produce such unintended effects.


Colour is an important property of food that adds to our
enjoyment of eating. Nature teaches us early to expect certain
colours in certain foods, and our future acceptance of foods is
highly dependent on these expectations being met.
Seasonal colour variation in foods and the effects of food
processing and storage often require that manufacturers add colour
to certain foods to meet consumer expectations. The primary reasons
for adding colours to foods include:

To offset colour loss due to exposure to light, air, extremes of
temperature, moisture and storage'conditions-
To correct natural-variations in colour. Off-colour foods are
often incorrectly associated with inferior quality. For example, tree-
ripened oranges are often sprayed with Citrus Red No.2 to correct
the natural orangey-brown or mottled green colour of their peels
(Masking inferior quality, however, is an unacceptable use of
To enhance colours that occur naturally but at levels weaker
than those usuallyassocatedwith yiven
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To provide a colour appearance to foods that would otherwise
be virtually colourless. Red colour additives provide a pleasant
appearance to strawberry ice while lime sherbet is known by its
bright green colour.
To provide a colourful appearance to certain 'fun foods'. Many
sweets and holiday treats are coloured to create a festive look
To protect flavours and vitamins that may be affected by
sunlight during storage, e.g, caramel colour IV is used in soft drinks.
To provide an appealing variety of wholesome and nutritious
foods that meet consumers' demands, e.g. Fortuin RO1 Rosemary
delays the colour loss that occurs in ground beef when it is processed.


While artificial colourings are added to foods to make them
look more appealing, rarely do these additives contribute to
nutrition. On .the contrary, colourings have been.implicated
in adverse behaviour changes in toddlers, even in those who
have no history of pathology. In a recent study a group of 277
three-year-olds from the Isle of Wight participated in a jmonth-
long study. For two weeks, the children drank fruit juice dosed
with in total of artificial.colourings (Tartrazine, Sunset
Yellow, Carmoisine, Pancean 4R),.and 45 mg of preservative
(Sodium Benzoate). For the other two weeks, they drank a
fruit juice, which although identical in appearance, had no
additives. Parents filled reports assessing behaviour such as
'interrupting', fiddling with objects', 'disturbing others',

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Food coloui~r^g

Sunday Chronicle May 23, 2004

George Barclay

THE Guyana Court of Appeal
in 2000, allowed an appeal by
Minister of Religion Ivan
Husbands and his wife
Catherene Husbands, and set
aside a High Court judgment
that had given the
respondents Theron Caesar,
Dawn Caesar and Janet
Fordyce, the right to occupy
the appellants' property at 85
Laluni Street, Georgetown.
On appeal, the respondents
had been ordered to give up
vacant possession of the
property to the appellants who

were also granted costs to be
Chancellor of the Judiciary,
Mr. Cecil Kennard, and Justices
of Appeal Mr. Lennox Perry
and Mr. Prem Persaud
constituted the Court of Appeal.
The facts of the case are
that on February 1, 1991, Ivan
Husbands entered into a written
agreement of Purchase and Sale
to sell to the respondents his
property on Lot 85 Laluni
Street, Queenstown, with all
buildings and erections thereon,
save and except one building and
erection thereon which was the
property of George M.S.
Transport was to be passed
within three months, and the
respondents went into

occupation of the property on
March 24, 1991.
However, that agreement
was subsequently varied in
writing to read: "And whereas
the purchasers have agreed to
pay to the vendors the sum of
$11, 000 US as purchase price
of the property.
"And whereas the
purchasers will be put into
possession and will enter into
occupation of the said premises
on March 24, 1991.
"Now it is hereby agreed
as follows:
1. The purchaser will pay
the sum of $1,500.00 US on or
before February 19, 1991 and
the balance of $10, 500.00 US
in 12 monthly installments of
$875.00 US each commencing
on April 1, 1991 andcontinuing
on the first day of each and
every month until payment in
(1) The purchasers will
pay the said sums here before
mentioned to the following
address: 4210 Santa Rosalia
Drive, No. B Los Angeles,
California 90008A -
Telephone Number 213-295-
The respondents were put
into possession of the property

on March 24,1991 and continue
to occupy same up to the
present time.
However, according to the
Chancellor, the respondents did
not fulfill their obligations under
the contract.
He explained: "Instead of
paying the sum of $1, 500.00
US on February 19, 1991 as
they were required to do under
the terms of the varied
agreement, the purchasers paid
only the sum of $1, 000.00 US
on March 25, 1991.
"On the receipt of the
above sum, the respondents
were written to about their
failuretopaythe full sum of $1,
500 US as a down payment on
the property.
"There were no further
payments by the respondents
until September 2, 1991 when
the sum of $500 US was sent
by a US Money order.
However, that money order was
unsigned. On October 2, 1991,
another money order for the
sum of $500 US was sent by
the respondent Janet Fordyce
to the appellant, Ivan Husbands.
Both of these money orders
were returned by Ivan
Husbands with a covering
letter," the Chancellor said.

He added: "From the
above it can be seen that the
respondents were guilty of
several breaches, namely:
(1) The down payment was
not made on time.
(2) The full down payment
was not paid.
(3) The several installments
were not paid.
"In summary out of a total
sum of $11, 000 US which the
respondents were required to
pay under the terms of the
contract they paid only a sum
of $1, 000, (US) even though
they were given possession of
the property since March 24,
1991 and still continue to
occupy same".
It was pointed out that
having regard to the several
defaults of the respondents,
Mr. H.D.M Agard, Attorney-
at-law wrote on behalf of the
appellant Ivan Husbands, a
letter dated January 13,1994,
pointing out to the
respondent Dawn Caesar the
several breaches committed
by the respondents.
The letter had concluded in
this way: "I am now instructed
by my clients to formally
inform you that they have
accepted the breach of the

aforesaid agreement."
The Court of Appeal
judgment noted: "It is clear that
the conduct of the respondents
would justify the conclusion
that they did not intend to fulfill
their obligations under the terms
of the contract and were in
effect repudiating the contract.
The appellants, in their letter of
January 13, 1994, were
indicating to the respondents
that they were accepting the
The judgment of the
Appellate Court went on to
say: "It is clear that the
respondents were repudiating
the contract by their conduct
and that the appellants in their
letter of January 13, 1994 were
indicating to the respondents
that they were accepting the
Following that letter, on
November 2, 1994, :the
appellants had instituted
proceedings in the High Court
against the respondents claiming
the following:
A declaration that the
defendants are in breach of
the agreement of sale dated

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'difficulty settling down to sleep', 'concentration' and 'temper
Analysis of the results showed that the effects of artificial food
colourings and sodium benzoate preservative on three-year-old
children's hyperactive behaviour were substantial and detectable by
Many children's foods and drinks contain these and other
additives, these being the very colourings and flavourings that make
these products especially attractive to children. A survey in the
United Kingdom showed that 38 per cent of children's food
contained additives, in products that were likely to form a large
part of children's diets.
Another important aspect is that these additives may not only
affect children's behaviour but they are often used to give cosmetic
appeal to poor ingredients, thus depriving children of valuable
nutrients. Recent research found that additives in children's food,
especially colourings and flavourings, are frequently used in products
that are high in fat, salt and/or sugar, and low in nutritious
ingredients. The survey found that 41 per cent of the children's
food products were nutritionally very poor, but contained added
Research published in 2002 found colourings were used in:

78 per cent of children's desserts;
42 per cent of children's milkshakes;
f* 93 per cent of children's sweets;
18 per cent of cereal bars;
24 per cent of children's cheeses;
23 per cent of children's cereals;
14 per cent of dried fruit packs;
41 per cent of children's drinks;
32 per cent of crisps and savory snacks; and
15 per cent of children's frozen burgers.

A common defence for the use of colourings and other additives
in children's food is that they have been shown to be toxicologically
safe, so their use is not considered problematic. But behaviour
change in children isn't one of the things for which toxicologist test.
All this new research will strengthen parents' call for the removal
of problem additives from children's foods and drinks. Some of these
colourings have already been restricted in countries, such as the USA,
Norway and Denmark, in order to protect children.
So the question arises: should these additives be banned
world-wide? This is a question that has been put by many
around the world. However, at this point in time we still need
to weigh the benefits derived from the use of these colouring,
especially in the processing and preservation of foods, against
the known problems which they can produce. This information
needs to be made available to all consumers so as to inform
public opinion and further direct policy makers and politicians

colourings. (NYAM News)

The Dentist Advises
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often taken for gpuned

DID you know i t mO person can talk or eat if it
were not for salva? Tb fluid, commonly called 'spit',
which is taken for granted, actually contains 31
different proteins plus 20 other substances most of
which comprise a wide variey ofmeallic particles.
Many of the proteins and other constituents of saliva
protect soft and hard tissue of the oral cavity. The salivary
mucins (slime) coat and lubricate the surfaces of the oral
mucosa (lining). These larger molecules prevent bacterial
adherence and colonization, protect the tissues from
physical abuse and allow them to resist temperature change.
Some of the proteins like lysozyme have the ability to
degrade the cell walls of thebacteria e.g. histatin lactoferrin
and lactoperoxidase, nhibit microbial growth. Some proteins
such as salivary antibodies may protect the teeth against
When the mouth is inactive, saliva flows at the rate of
about one tablespoon every ten minutes. Conscious or
unconscious the flow never steps. While chewing gum the
flow rate of saliva averages one tablespoon every three
minutes. The most remarkable finding of all studies is the
enormous variability of flow rates for both basal (resting)
and stimulating (chewing) secretions. These may have up
to a 30-fold range. Thus, it is clear that a wide range of
saliva production can allow normal oral functions. People
with excessive salivary flow do not usually have bad breath.
A dry mouth is experienced when the salivary flow is
reduced by at least 50 per cent. The oral symptoms of
xerostomia (dry mouth due to glands not functioning
properly) are: these persons are often thirsty, have difficulty
with swallowing, speaking and eating dry foods, need to
frequently sip water while eating, have difficulty wearing
dentures and often do things to keep the mouth moist Bad
bre ath is alsc a S idef ,it "l "' '! ,, ; , ." ., *. r r. '

Other signs and symptoms of the disease include
burning or tingling sensations of the tongue, abnormal
taste perceptions and fissures (cracks) and sores at the
corners of the lips. General symptoms may also involve
a dry throat, blurred vision with burning, and itching
or sandy feelings in the eyes; a dryness itching, burning
in the vagina in addition to a recurrent history of
vaginititis. Also seen are dry skin and nose apart from
frequent constipation. Many of these symptoms may
also present in patients without xerostomia, but they
are much more common in those with it.
Various other factors cause xerostomia in addition to
more than 400 drugs that can result in a decreased secretion
of saliva. Without doubt, the worst agent capable of causing
the syndrome is radiation used in the treatment of oral and
thyroid cancer. As far as possible the glands should be
shielded from the full dose of radiation.
Included in the diseases that may cause salivary gland
hypo-function are, the rheumatoid conditions, AIDS, and
certain common diseases such as diabetes and high blood
pressure. Decreased chewing because of constant liquid diets
and in patients, whose jaws are wired when broken, can
induce gland atrophy (shrinkage) leading to dry mouth.
The ability of psychic states to depress the flow of
saliva is well known. Depressive effects of anxiety and fear
can result in lasting episodes of dry mouth. When no organic
change can be found in a patient's troublesome oral dryness,
he should be advised to consult a psychologist or a
psychiatrist to explore possible psychogenic factors.
Treatment using antidepressant drugs tend to aggravate the
degree of oral dryness.
Relief can be had also with sugar-free gum and the
controlled use of bromhexine sulparam and pilocarpine
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Sunday Chronicle May 23, 2004



Donald Locks, xhlbits

work In New York

Guyana-born artist, Donald
Locke opened at Skoto
Gallery in New York, on May
8. It runs until June 12.
The show includes some of
the artist's mixed media
sculpture and paintings as well
as new work on paper.
According to Locke, the
exhibit represents a "modest
selection" of his work done over
the last 15 years and should be
seen against the conceptual.
background of the 'Creole'
American, as distinguished from
the 'Latin American' which it
shares with an increasing
number of artists in the USA,
in Britain and in the Caribbean.
Locke was born in 1930, in
Stewartville, Guyana. He
currently resides in Atlanta,
He has been active on the
international scene since the
early 1970s. A British Council
Scholarship took him to
England where he studied at
Bath Academy of Art. In 1964,
he graduated with honours from
Edinburgh University, Scotland
with a Masters Degree.
After returning to Guyana
to work and teach for some
time, he went back to Europe

where he lived and practised his
art until he was awarded a
Guggenheim Fellowship in 1979.
Locke was the recipient of
several other prestigious awards
and he represented Guyana at
the 12th Sao Paolo Biennial in
According to Locke, for
many years he was greatly.
concerned that the sculptures,
paintings and ceramics he had
made seemed to "emerge out of
differing, even opposing stylistic
"Every new engagement
with the media, for example
ventures into precisionism,
chromatic austerity ...
drawing techniques or
content-specific narratives
seemed to produce works that
had no connection whatever
with each other. I saw this as
a kind instability and it
bothered me greatly. It ran
counter to the widely held
view, in which I myself
believed, that the work of an
artist had little significance if
it did not also exhibit a
certain unification of style,
medium and subject-matter."
"Some time after arriving in
Atlanta, I began to produce
work that was significantly

different from anything I had
done before. It began to dawn
on me that, far from being free
and rootless, there had been all
along, a clear but unconsciously
driven agenda behind the
stylistic diversions which
appeared on the surface. In
retrospect, it appears that the
work has always been trying to
encompass and bend to the will
of the imagination, every aspect
of the life and experience of
Black people in the New World
- the landscapes they inhabit,
their physical uniqueness, the
folk-lore and myths which
crowd their imagination, and the
socio-economic legacies they
inherited from the past.
"Perhaps unique in the
history of mankind, the Black
man in the New World has been
coerced in a harrowing agenda,
the crossing of thousands of
miles of cultural time in space
of a few short generations. He
has moved from captive African
to slave, to free citizen of the
New World, precariously
clothed in a hybrid ethnicity, a
'creole culture' which, because
of its dominant Negro-African
component, is part of the New
World's unique contribution to
the civilisation of modern man,"

Locke said.
In an April 25, 2004 review
of Bending the Grid: Modernit
Identity and The Vernacular in
the Work of Donald Locke, the
artist's current major solo
exhibition at Aljira, a Center for
Contemporary Art in Newark,
NJ, Dan Bishoff, critic for The
Star Ledger enthuses:
"If there were a prize for
the most stirring post-colonial
art, Donald Locke might be the
winner. Here is a mind and hand
educated at British imperial
expense, who takes the native
shapes of his home country's
ancient art and creates a new
pride of place for a people
attempting to make their own
destiny. And he doesn't just do
it once; he's done it throughout
his entire career. Besides its
visual power and its politico-
historical significance, the show
is also a meditation on the flow
of aesthetic influence and the
larger claims of Modernism to
subsume or complete the
ambitions of all other art
"Donald Locke has been
on a restless intellectual and
artistic quest ever since the
late 1940s when he began to
study art in his native

Guyana. His persistent
search is to establish for
himself, personal and artistic
values that would provide a
compelling and authentic
mode of visual expression.
Locke is an artist who has an
intuitive understanding of
how culture functions. He

has mastered all the formal
tenets of European art
history and tradition.. yet, he
has managed to fashion an
individual space and inclusive
visual experience from the
vantage point of his own
identity and personal

Guyana in Repose' must have
been influenced by Van Gogh
in his Tahitian period.
Then there are the Samuels'
portraits. He paints himself as
a young man, intense and
determined, with lips slightly
pursed, and then as the 'Old
Master', the face now
mellowed, the mouth less set
and the eyes no longer burning
with the fierce drive that is
synonymous with
yo uth.
S T h o s e
terested in the
rgetlow n of not
long ago would
at a section of the
exhibition featuring Old
Georgetown cityscapes There
is "Mam Street Looking South'

with a monument which is no
longer there, and a 'Main Street
Looking North' with the
Cenotaph, which is still there.
The aerial 'Stabroek View', with
the inevitable clock tower and
the area in the foreground which
was later Donkey City and is
now a not-too-pretty
conglomeration of shops, and
which seemed to be a small
recreational park at the time of
the painting.
Other pieces in the Old
Georgetown Series include a
Fire Station on Brickdam,
with a splendid old fashioned
fire engine, and 'Troops on
Parade', quaint with

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Family members with National Gallery of Art curator, Ms Elfrieda Bissember (left) at the
opening of the exhibition on Tuesday evening. From left are Dr. Baron Scotland, Samuels'
daughters Esther and Althea, his widow, Gladys, and grandson.

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Sunday Chronicle May 23, 2004

I am the mother of a
child. My husband
is an alcoholic and
refuses to realise it because
he can skip a few days, once
in a while, before drinking
again. A few years ago he
went to a counsellor with me
and was told those few days
in between are considered a
'dry drunk'. I totally agree as
his verbal abuse is worse
when he's dry occasionally.
I have a little bit of college,
but no vehicle or means of get-
ting out on my own. Everyone
refuses to help. They tell me to
stay with him and raise my son.
I feel I am the only parent as
my husband spends most of the
time drinking, cursing, or
sleeping. Why am I the only
person who feels this is no life
for a child?
My son and I have nowhere
to turn. My dad passed away
when I was a child. My mother
takes as much as she can from
us and only looks out for her-

father's drinking, he can't stop
his father's abuse, and his father
is not showing him how to be
an adult male.
A home like yours is a fac-
tory for producing children who
will struggle as adults, seeking
to please others in preference to
seeking workable solutions to
problems. In addition, children
of alcoholics usually feel iso-
lated and question themselves,
while pretending to outsiders
that everything is normal.
self. What can I do? Your mother won't help.
She wants to keep you in this
SONDRA situation for her own
benefit. Your friends won't
ondra, a few years help. The simple aid of close
ago, a friend of friendsandfamilyisunavailable
ours went on vaca to you, so your first step will
tion, and we have to be a bigger one.
agreed to feed his dog, a Contact everyone you think
Great Pyrenees, while he was could help you. That includes
gone. Wayne was carrying a government services, career
50-pound sack of dry dog food counsellors, women's centres,
through our friend's kitchen, churches, and an attorney. Look
when the bag split. The into every possible type of
height and momentum of the assistance. Your goal is to get
moving bag caused dry food to yourself and your son out of the
ricochet everywhere. control of an abusive drunk.
Dog food covered the entire Keep your eye on the
kitchen floor. Some of it landed goal. If you go to an
in our friend's sun porch, home organisation or individual, and
office, living room, and breakfast their goal is not the same as
nook. It was a mess to clean yours, move on to the next pos-
up, but the hardest part may sibility.
have been deciding where to You don't have the ability
start and having the heart to be- to make your husband stop
gin. drinking, and we are not going
You are right. This is no life to tell you to handcuff yourself
for a child. Your son is growing to this situation. Some people
up in a world totally beyond his may tell you that you can help
control. He can't stop his your husband not to drink, but

they won't say, as is often the
case, you may never change his
behaviour. He may be five years
from sobriety or 35 years from
sobriety. He may spend his en-
tire life inside a bottle.
You cannot cure someone of
something they deny they have.
But you have been cured. You
no longer want to be the wife
of an alcoholic or have your son
raised by one. Don't let anyone
uncure you of that.
If you and your son leave,
then you control your fate, not
a bottle of liqfior.
Often in life we are handed
50 pounds of dog food to clean
up. The hardest part is decid-
ing where to start and having
the heart to begin.

Send letters to: Direct
Answers, PO Box 964,
Springfield, MO 65801
Email: DirectAnswers@

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Ministry of Agriculture

National Drainage and Irrigation Board

Invitation to Tender

1. The National Drainage and Irrigation Board, Ministry of Agricfture invites teknc rsr'r a
and experienced contractors to execute the following VV : -.

(1) Rehabilitation of Nos. 51152 Main Drain from SeafortSkilIce 1Q ck
Bush Polder Crown Dam, Corentyne, B9rbice, RegloO 1 W 4. :- '- -
(ii) Rehabilitation of the East Demerara waterr Cons 'ay i
between Flagstaff (Cane Grove) and Anm's Grove, E, at.ost P a
Region No.4.
S(il) Rehabilitation of the East Demerara Water Conservancy Embainkment
between Ann's Grove and Annandale, East Coast Demerara, Region No.

2. Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Office of the National Drainage and Irrigation Board, fMinisby
of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road, Georgetown upon payment of a non refundablefee
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 addressed to:

The Chairman
Central Tender Board
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 to the lowest tender.

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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The community of Beterverwagting/Triumph earlier
this month celebrated its 165th anniversary.
Several events were held to mark the occasion.
Today, we share the contribution of one villager.
The piece was written for
the community's 'Village Day'.


By Hazel Robinson
T ELL me wha de does
get fu wake now a
days nuh. Bay look
when yu hear bout wake lang
time yu could look forward to
fun deh used to get nancy
story, bird flying from one tree


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to the next and de lusty singing
- that used to be something else
- dem people used to ping all
night till morning (day clean).
People like Sagga Gee, Daddy
Rex, Daa Dooh, Stir About,
Alga Seke, Meni Sandy, Stella
Bumba, Rachell and dem.
Once a wake keeping yu

know yu had to get coffee,
ginger tea, biscuit and butter,
cook-up-rice and meta-gee,
but now it different bay. Yu
does get a set a thing like if
is wedding cake, sandwich,
roti and curry, chowmein,
channa, fried rice and nuff mo
ting. Don't talk bout de

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 under which 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:

1612004- 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 clearly 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 immediatelyafter
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

,a Prnia entSecerota y, Ministry of Afriulture,. '.

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drinks long time was just
high-wine and white rum, but
now every drink yu think
bout gat to deh rum, wine,
beer, shandy, malta, vodka,
brandy, (aerated) soft drink,
orange juice, home made
drink, etc, etc. But hear de
laff nuh- people does ask fu
dem thing when they ent see
dem. When yu get all dem
thing fu eat and drink plenty
people does gu su de does
seh de wake "sold out", but
when you gu de old time
weh, de done gu rund seh de
wake "buss". What a thing.
Yu know ah can't talk bout
wake and don't talk about
Que Que. Deh does still sing
Guh night hay, Guh night
hay, Nation ah whe dem
nation and hide de gal fu de
bay find she then put she
pun a chair and dance wid
she. That used to be nice.
Yu see all dis stupidness
bout racism, dah din deh. Dis
village had all de races mix up,
mix up. Hear who had shaps in
here, Dem Gull, Ramsawh,
Pandit, Malia, A.B., Ramat,
Joseph, Hendricks, Donald
Slow, Baby-Bay, Eva, Chan
and Sue with Benjie Salt Beef,
Sattie, Rick Gouveia, Murrey,
Butta Man, Miss Rose Shop
(Little Door), Mr. Singh (pound
store and 3yard fu dalla -
cloth), Isha and Buddy. We
used to get good fun with
Malia. We used to go in de
shop with de mosquito coil
papa and ask he to change it or
buy something to get back
change. Wicked eh! Whe we
used to get beef from Lull,
Asrat and Sattar, What about
dem cart man Ice Baba,
Macchu, Scurch, Barnwell.
Dem used to fetch all yu
materials, yu pig and fowl
feed and anything yu want
fetch even when yu moving
out. Buck and Perry still
trying with that. Ah gat fu gu
back to Ice Baba. He used to
sell break ice. When he
collect de ice he used to go
round to all dem shop with
he cart fu sell. People used to
buy tu. When you buy penny
break ice, yu used to get a
good piece fu lass yu all day,
but you had to wash off de
saw duss and rice duss good
from it though. Dem shop
man used to buy de ice to sell
Mauby and Pinedrink or
mixture. Talking bout
mauby; ah bet yu caan tell
me who used to sell de bess
mauby Turkey Money
(Alive Nures) (Walk around
and sell), Joekin, Harry,
Cardwell, Rick, Flassy
(murrey shop) or Uncle
Wflley (Springy).
Talking bout Uncle Willey -
nuff ahwe must be drink he
dribble in de mauby. Nah! I ent
tink su,'dah man was de baddest
.man t111ing p de dribble; de

ting used to look like if it reach
way down fu gu in de glass den
he would pull it up. Dat was
class. He could sleep too.


We de juss guessing who
used to sell de bess mauby,
but no guessing but de best
black pudding. All ah we
know that Miss Drusilla
gone dear, she was de bess.
Look eh, some tings does
really' stay in families,
Yvonne, Faye and Maurette
still doing de same ting. Miss
Schill used to do she thing by
Hendricks Street and Miss
Deeka by Market Street. Deh
use to try but Miss Drusilla
was de big ting. When yu gu
fu buy eight cents black
pudding it used to full up a
good size bowl. Wha ah use
to like mo is when yu gu fu
buy and Miss Drusilla know
yu mudda or fadda yu used to
get a lil extra but wha used
to get me vex is dat yu neva
could eat de extra pun de
road. Dem old people neva
used to want yu to eat pun de
road, if yu du dah and get
catch yu know wha.
As a deh pun food -
rememba when Cousin Meni
used to gu round de village with
Hot Cross Buns. She used to
seh "Hot Cross Buns, Hot
Cross Buns, one a penny two a
penny Hot Cross Buns". When
people hear dat, man if yu see
how they used to hustle to buy.
Cross Buns and mauby was de
only thing we used to eat on
Good Friday sometimes yu
used to get lil cheese if tings de
lil bright.
Ah know plenty ah we gon
rememba when we used to mine
fowls. When de small chickens
get sick how we used to put it
unda a callabach or tin and beat
on it till de chicken catch itself.
Po' ting, de noise must be used
to friken he su he jump up!
What about when yu used to
deh checking fu see if is cock or
hen deh plenty when de
chickens growing. If is plenty
cock yu done know yu getting
chicken to eat. De din want
plenty cocks in de yard. As
soon as yu mudda seh catch one
or tw ah dem 'young cock and
lack dem up yu done know
wha gon happen. De poor fowl
used to get vinegar fu drink fu
bout three days de seh dahb was
fu clean dem out before yu cook
dem. Clean out ah wanda who
had time fu clean out fowl when
yu catch dem fu mek bush cook!
Dem boy used to throw rice or
paddy and lead de fowl away
den catch he and cook right
away. Yu know wha a does
wanda how de bone used to
be suh hard boy yu couldn't
chew i kal.. ..
AW-aladalf a'4eh'vi-^d

young people gon know wah ah
talking bout? Boy look, every
Sunday yu had fu pung dah fu
fu, fu put in de soup dah was
real punishment boy. Like de
plantain used to be extra hard,
sometimes when yu pung de
ting used to jump out ah de
mata, but yu had to mek sure
dat it pung till it fine and
smooth and look-when it done
you getting jus a lil piece in de
soup. Ow!
Yu rememba all dem ting we
used to buy fu eat Donkey
Calla, Salara, Coconut roll, buns,
some big, big tennis rolls
(atichoke), chip Suga Cake,
Crow Crow, Bara Bara, Jellabee,
Tennis Roll and cheese with
cream soda and a small tin milk,
potato ball and so on. Miss
Gertrude and Sala used to sell
plenty ah dem ting da. How
PaPa Aaron crow grow used to
choke yu!
We had a lot ah
organizations in B.V. for both
adults and young people, like
The Women's Institute. A lot a
women used to gu and learn
plenty plenty ting deh. Teacher
Ivy was president for a long
time. Mrs Jason too.
Brownies, Guides, Cubs
and Scouts was a big thing. We
learnt a lot there most of all
discipline and preparedness.

B.V. full, full a talent. Nah
tink dem din get thief man to yu
know, yes de had couple well
but every body used to look
out fu dem. De spend some
good time in jail tu.
We used to get some real
nice concerts Sunday
afternoon and suh. Yu know
most times almost all de artists
used to come from right hay and
dem used to get singing,
recitations, drama, dancing,
playing de piano and mouth
organ and su. Teacher Ivy was
one ah de people who used to
recite she was good. Two
recitations that come readily to
mind are 'If I appreciate you
and you appreciate me' and
'Give us Men'. Ah gat fu
mention Callo Duke, Arther
Cush, Franklin Rodney, Neville
Miller, Errol London, Joseph
Marchus, Henry Mentore
(Jefrey), Wilfred Aaron and
Polledore dem was sing man
We had a good steel
band tu, with people like
Durga, Vava, Washington
(Washie), Hector Thomas,
William Bowen, Fuggee,
Joseph Marchus, dem Rato
brothers, Ossey, Bevney
and of course Jalim. He
used to play all dem pan,
but de man bad pun

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In June, the planet Venus will cross
the face of the Sun an event not
seen since December 1882

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HAPPY first anniversary greetings are extended to
Shazam and Gaitri Ramjohn of Lusignan, East Coast
Demerara, who celebrated their special day on May
18. Greetings from their baby-daughter, Celena, the
Ramjohns of Enmore and the Singh family of

By Patricia Reaney

(Reuters) -
Europe,- the
Middle East
and much of Asia and Africa will
offer prime viewing next month
for an astronomical event that
has not occurred for 122 years -
the transit of the planet Venus
across the sun.
Weather permitting, for six
hours on June 8, astronomers
and the public will be able to see
the'planet named after the
Roman goddess of love and
beauty passing directly between
Earth and the sun.
The event has been billed as
a once-in a lifetime experience
because the last transit was on
December 6, 1882 and the next,
one will not occur until June 6,
2012, but will not be visible in
Britain and other parts of
"Something wonderful,
something marvelous is
happening on June 8th and will
be witnessed and experienced
by millions of people all over


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 abdve may be purchased from the Maintenance &
Security Department, 4* 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:

(1) 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 the Republic
Tenderers or their representative may be present at the opening of the bids at 14:30 hrs.
on Friday, 04.06.2004.

Ihe world," Gordon Bromage, a professor of
astronom> at England's Uniter-iny of Central
Lancashire. told a ne%'s conference last Tuesday SNl
"It is an e.tremel. rare astrological ekent
The transit. when Venus will appear as
an intense black dot about 1/30th the
diameter or the sun. will be visible in the

Europe, the Middle East and much of Asia
and Africa will offer prime viewing next
month for an astronomical event that has
not occurred for 122 years the transit of V
the planet Venus across the sun. Weather orbit 672233ile
permitting, for six hours on June 8 1,, romi]tels
astronomers and the public will be. able
to see the-plan-t-6named after the RomanM..l
goddess of Jove' and beautyr'passing Ma: 3i l o
directlyfbetweerv.'Earth and the s5un, ,. REUTERS '
(FleuteKirap :c :, r. REUTERS -

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 (twenty-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 31st, 20.03.

N.B. Gifts will be distributed only to 4
shareholders present at the Meeting and .
not at any time or place thereafter.

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Sunday Chron

'A Hard Day's Night'.

1964. United Artists. B&W. 'Help' 1965. United Artists. Eastman

colour. Starring The Beatles. Directed by Richard Lester

WHAT makes us like certain songs and pieces of instrumental
music? Is it ever because the singer or band members may be of
our race, geographical region, or our culture? One of the most
thankfully persistent qualities of humans everywhere is their
ability to disregard such judgements and react positively to any
song or tune that awakens in us a positive feeling or response.
In any case, local appreciation of local or regional music is
almost guaranteed when the positivity we need in our normal
everyday lives is expressed in local music of quality. This fact
was driven home recently just before the Christmas season
when 'Juicy Riddim Driven', with 17 stunningly written and
performed numbers, like 'Party Vibes', 'So Fine', 'Your smile',
'No Heathen', 'In the Club' etc., put fun-loving Guyanese into
ecstasy at home, in clubs and on the streets.
The same good vibrations can be found in countless non-
regional recordings, past and present. One such case is the early
recordings of The Beatles. But how do we regard the music of
The Beatles today, especially their early songs? In fact, how does
a new generation of teenagers and adults regard such music today,
if they still hear it at all? In Guyana, are only crude, angry, violent
styles of music the 'new' thing? Does the passing of time devalue
the contemporary meaning, relevance and artistic power and skill
of early Beatles music? There is only one way to find out; the
music has to be experienced and carefully listened to again.
These first two films starring The Beatles and their early
music are a fabulous introduction, if one seeks out the CDs and
videos or DVDs of these two films that are available from time
to time.
What makes these two early films classics relevant to both
young and adult alike at any time, are: The uplifting sentiment
of the songs; the roles that style in one's clothes and appearance,
and also social intercourse helped by pop music and dancing,
play in promoting communication and understanding among
humans. In 'A hard day's night', The Beatles, due to their growing
fame, must endure many irritations, such as trying to dodge
screaming teenage girls, the rude attitude of conservative types,
a nagging business manager, and most of all, the hilarious wild
behaviour of Paul's grandfather left in the care of the band on a
busy day.
Paul's granddad in fact adds to the film's funny atmosphere
because he is excited to be among young people, young girls and
ladies, etc., and escapes repeatedly to gambling casinos, wild
parties and clubs which The Beatles are invited to, but were too
busy to attend.
This fun-loving relationship between young and old shows
this film's unique style of promoting a collective human pleasure.
When The Beatles attend a party in one scene, we can feel the
pleasure of conversation and the crazy dancing of couples
affecting those watching the film. The theme song 'A hard day's
night' is not simply a song about The Beatles or young people,
but about working people everywhere who value love," 'And I
love her', and 'She loves you', are not simply love songs, but
songs that promote proper social attitudes and behaviour among
The second Beatles film 'Help', had a staggering effect
emotionally and socially on the world, including Guyana, where
it opened at the Liberty (previously Doreen & Rialto)) at
Vlissengen Road and Garnett Street, which once served the
municipal communities of Newtown, Bel Air Park, and
Campbellville. I saw 'Help' seven times in a joyously packed
audience at Liberty cinema. It was impossible to miss both the
personal and social relevance of the song 'Help' and others in
the film. The permanent greatness of The Beatles is due to songs
like 'Help': Few songs have achieved such a simple yet profound
personal and social value. Lines like: 'And now my life has
changed in Oh so many ways, my independence seems to vanish
in the haze', and "Now I find that I'm so self-assured, I find I
lead a life I've never done before, help me if you can..."
When we listen to the crisp neatness, the brilliant punctuative
drumming of Ringo Starr in this song, we see a precise and very
effective musical style, as in most early Beatles songs.
'Help' is a hilarious film about the mishaps and lifestyle of
the band being chased by an Oriental priest who needs a sacred
ring of one of them is wearing. Nothing like 'Lord of the Rings'!

But far more fun and meaningful to our real lives. We follow their
fun-filled adventures from the ski slopes of Europe, across
Europe's cities, to a Caribbean island. During the film we are
treated to some of the best songs the band ever recorded. These
songs show us how to accept the ups-and-downs of love affairs
and relationships without remorse and grudges, and move on to
new love, or loves, in a civilized manner.
A song like 'Ticket to ride' makes us shrug our shoulders at
being left even as it shows our mistakes: "The girl that's living
with me is going away, yeah, she could never be free when I was
around." Or, in 'Daytripper': "She was a daytripper, one-way
ticket* girlT 'it flook'le so long to find out, I found out!" Or, in
'The night before', where they pleaded to be treated nice all the
time: 'Treat me like you did the night before!' Other tunes like
'You've got to hide your love away', 'I need you', 'You're gonna
lose that girl' and Naor\. cgian wood', are simply unforgettable
and everfresh.
Early songs like these from The Beatles ought to be
heard as we walk down streets, in buses, in cars, in stores,
clubs, cinemas, etc., as they once were in Guyana where they
inspired a life of fun, yet seriousness, among young and
adults alike. Somehow, this music helped keep our human
hope alive and well during the crazy 1960s worldwide. The
obsessive anger and crude attitudes expressed in much
popular music one hears today seem good for nothing good.
If we prefer a more positively useful music to listen to again,
these early Beatles songs fit such a need. A Beatles song
like 'We can work it out', says it all: "Life is very short and
there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend... so I
will ask you once again: Think of what I'm saying..."

I_ _

by Wendella Davidson

COME Wednesday,
Jasmatee Persaud
would have more to
celebrate than just
this country's Independence
On that day, Ms. Persaud,
fondly called 'Jas', would be 92.
She is one of the oldest persons
alive who hailed from
Beterverwagting/Triumph which
recently celebrated its 165th
'Jas' is the fifth of six
children of Mr. and Mrs.
Bissoon Singh. The others are
Sham, Patti, Basmat, Phoolo and
Rookmin. They lived on the
eastern side of Republic Drive in
Beterverwagting (BV). Former
slaves bought BV in 1839.
Another village to the east,
Triumph, was joined with
Beterverwagting to form one
village in 1904.
As a child, Ms. Persaud
enjoyed a relatively good life as
her parents had owned a grocery
and fabric store. As was the
customs in those days, 'Jas' did
not attend school. But she was
tutored at home by her father
and Teacher Daisy who would
"come home to give me lessons
two days every week."
Her father died when she
was 11 years old. As the elder
of the two children still at home,
'Jas' was left with the
responsibility of managing .the
family business.
Years later, in 1926, the
young woman's paternal
grandmother, arranged a
marriage for her with tailor
Nannoo Persaud who lived on
the neighboring estate, Mon
Repos. Nannoo, along with his
mother Kalli and elder
brother Buddhanand had
come to Guyana from India in
October 1911.
For the wedding 'Jas' wore
a white silk dress with matching
gold jewellery. Nannoo was clad
in a kurta. Nannoo's mother had
died by then so the only family
present for him was his brother.
While their home was being

Jas at home on May 7, 2004
constructed on the plot behind
Nannoo's mother's house, the -
couple lived apart 'Jas' at her
mother, and Nannoo in Mon
Nannoo, meanwhile,
relocated his tailor shop to
'Jas' mother's house, and also
assisted in running the shop
Nannoo and Jas had nine
children. One died at 11 months.
The remaining eight, Pipudaman
'Rip', a barrister-at-law in
England; Prem, former Appeal
Court Judge and current

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his tailoring and also did some
fanning on plots of land he had
S.bought in the BV/Triumph
F backlands.
fIn 1940, the family bought
a plot of land at Lot 130
in Market Street. It was here
phasello I that the tailoring business was
phased out and the store -
which began selling items
including handbags, sewing
machines, furniture and over-
the-counter-drugs became
I the sole source of income.
On March 18, 1980, Nannoo
died and 'Jas' was once again left
to shoulder the responsibilities
of a business enterprise. She did
so successfully until March 4,
1981, when she moved out to



live in Prashad Nagar where she
remains until today.
While '"Jas' considers
everyone to be her friend as
according to her "people lived as
one family then; there was
nothing to do with race," she
named Nurse Simpson and
Merlene Gonsalves as the ones
closest to her.
'Jas' continues to bask in
relatively good health. She lives
by herself, still reads the
newspaper without the aid of
spectacles, is mentally alert and
has a strong voice.
She loves eating
vegetables and has a
penchant for Brazilian
toffee with nuts.

. (Picture by Mike Norville)
Chairman of the Public Utilities
Corporation (PUC); Prakash,
proprietor of Uniplas;
Satyanaresh 'Sati' retired
Customs Officer; Omanand
retired Labour Officer; Vidya,
housewife; New York-based
Aadesh called 'Pope' and
formerly of Guyana
Pharmaceutical Corporation; and
Vidyanand, former Acting High
Court Judge.
'Jas', and Nannoo, who later
earned the name 'Pandit',
continued to live in BV/
Triumph. Nannoo did well with

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'SIMPLY.Irresistible 11', the newest collection by
local fashion designer Sonia Noel, will be launched in
the Savannah Suite, Le Meridien Pegasus on July 4,
According to a news release from Mariska's Designs,
this year's show will be ten times classier than last year's.
Models from Guyana, Suriname, Grenada, Barbados and
the United States will appear on stage in several segments
including 'Mother and Daughter wear', 'Outrageous
Sixties', 'Pretty in Pinkl, 'Fantasy' and a pregnancy line.
Part of the proceeds from the Le Meridien event will go
to the Joshua House Children Centre.
The release also said that the show will hit the

road from July 10. On that day, Simply Irresistible
11 will be in Berbice..Dates for the Linden and
Bartica, shows are yet to be confirmed. Part of the
proceeds from the Berbice show would go towards
the Berbice Anjuman Orphanage. Other charitable
organizations are still to be identified for assistance
from the other two shows.
The designer and her models are also to tour
Suriname, Grenada and Barbados in August, September
and November, respectively.
, Tickets for the show are available at Rayon House of
Fashion, Upscale Guyana Restaurant; Mariska's
Designs and cost $1,500.




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 arid Valves.

Tender documents can be obtained from the Sugar IndOstry
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, 20t 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
4ecretary-Manager (ag)

By Philip Pullella recalling everything from Let Us Go!', also includes a few
carrying a sleeping bag in a candid revelations.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) grubby Polish train to his He writes that he has
- Pope John Paul takes twilight years as leader of one
perhaps his last trip 4own billion Roman Catholics.
memory lane in a-new btok The book, called 'Get Up.

Question a,
I am an employee who was severed a few years ago. I am i'h~uwfu fro
aches and pains, and cannot manage to keep another job. Wil Ibe e1a I
for NIS Pension at 60?
Your entitlement to NIS Old Age Pension at age 60 is determined if you have
at'least 750 Contributions (i.e. Approximately 15 years of cont luting to NIS)_.
I If you have less than 750 but more than 150 you will receive a rat
(lump sum payment). .
Note, however, if you are under age 60 years and with the ailme ts y lim
to have, then you should try applying for Invalidity Benefit. RIe mi t
Ifor'Invalidity to your nearest NIS Office. .
At the time of layoff, I made 750 Contributions and have 20y(r-s
in the next 15 years, will there be any changes to the Contrib ion
as to disqualify me from earning an NIS Pension? If so, what.
I get:? .
I Answer
Whilst I am in no position to say what changes NIS is likely to fave i ,..
next 15 years, I can say with confidence that no such drastctjngos w
I be made to contribution requirements, without ensuring that Pe ions Benefitei
I are riot affected by these changes. Do not worry. Your 750 Con futiq jll
qualify you for a minimum Pension
I Do you have a question on NIS, then write./ Call
C/O Ms. Debra Carter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place ,
I P.O. Box. 101135
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Last trip down memory lane?

never felt "lonely"
despite a life of celibacy but
also offers some rare self-
doubt in one section where
he asks himself if he perhaps
has not been strict enough.
The book is a stream of
consciousness from youth to old
age, from vigour to fatigue, that
covers mostly the years since
1958 when he was appointed
Poland's youngest bishop at age
Published by Mondadori, it
goes on sale Tuesday in its
Italian edition to coincide with
his 84th birthday.
As memories light the
comers of his mind, the pope
recalls, for example, how he
found out he had been made a
bishop in 1958.
He was on a wilderness
camping trip on the Lyna River
when he got word that Cardinal
Stefan Wyszynski wanted to
"First I went by canoe,
then I got a ride in the back of a
truck carrying sacks of flour to
the city of Olsztynek. The train
to Warsaw was leaving late at
night so I took a sleeping bag in
case I had to take a nap on the
station floor ... but I didn't sleep
at all that night."
After his superiors told him

he would be made a bishop he
told them he was going back to
the camping nip.
A superior at first said
"'Perhaps (as bishop) you
shouldn't do hose things
anymore." The superior
relented and told the young
priest who would someday be
pope. "Alright. Go ahead. But
make sure you get back in time
for your consecration."
He took the train back to
the Polish lake country, reading
Ernest Hemingway's 'The Old
Man and the Sea' along the
"1 felt rather strange," the
1ope recalls.
There was no looking back
for Karol Wojtyla. Only six
years later he become
Archbishop of Krakow. He was
made a cardinal in 1967 and in
1978 became the first non-
Italian pope in 450 years.
The man who had to itch
a ride on the back of a Polish
flour truck recalls his first trip
as pope in 1979. The crowd
outside his residence in Mexico
City serenaded him until after
"(My secretary) had to go
outside to hush them up,
explaining that 'the pope has to
sleep.' Only then did they
In the book, the pope

defends the Chur>:h rule of
clerical celibac, sa, ing it allows
a pnest to dedicate hi, % hole life
to the Church
But he movies off the
doctrinal pages and on to the
personal back pages of his life
when he rejects arguments that
priests should be allowed to
marry because they can become
too lonely.
"Personally, I have never
felt lonely. Apart from knowing
that the Lord is close to me, I
have always had many people
around me and have had many
cordial relations....," he wntes.
The book is bound to be
a bestseller. His 1994 book
has sold more than 20

Pope John Paul II talks with President Ricardo Maduro of Honduras during
a private audience at the Vatican, May 17,2004. (Reuters) -




The Ministry of Home Affairs invites eligible Contractors to submit sealed Tenders forthe undermentioned works:

A. General Repairs and Rehabilitation to:

i. Cato Police Station Region 8
ii. Kaikan Police Station Region 7
iii. Leguan Police Station Essequibo River
iv. Brickdam Lock-ups, Georgetown
v. Felix Austin Police College Mess Hall, Kitchen and Library Building, Georgetown
vi. Anna Regina Police Station, Essequibo Coast
vii. Police Marine Station Building, Rulmveldt

b. Completion Works to two (2) Officers Quarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown
General Repairs and Rehabilitation to:

i. Infirmary Block Georgetown Prison, Camp Street
ii. Fire Place and Oven Georgetown Prison, Camp Street
iii. Male Quarters Timehri Prison
General Repairs and Rehabilitation to:

i. Living Quarters 'A'- New Amsterdam Fire Station
ii. Living Quarters 'B' New Amsterdam Fire Station

Tender Documents relative to the above may be purchased from the Cashier, Ministry of Home Affairs, Georgetown for a nor
refundable fee of five thousand ($5,000) dollars each during normal working hours.

Tenders must be enclosed in sealed envelopes bearing no identity of the Tenderers on the outside. Each envelope should st
clearly the name of the project (for example, "General Repairs and Rehabilitation to Leguan Police Station") at the top
hand corner.

Valid Compliance Certificates from the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the General
Manager of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) must be submitted with each Tender.

Tenders must be addressed to:

The Chairman
Central Tender Board
Ministry of Finance
Main and Urquhart Streets

and deposited in the Tender Box at the.above address no later than 0900 hours on Tuesday 1" June 2004

Tenders will be opened at 0900 hours on I" June 2004 in the presence of Tenderers or their designated representatives vw
choose to attend the opening at the Ministry of Finance.

The Ministry of Home Affairs reserves the right to reject any Tender without assigning reasons) for such rejection or not
necessarily awarding to the lowest Tender. -- ... ,,.. .- .. -.a

Permanent Secretary -
. Ministry of Home Affairs

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horsemen in the wide-brimmed felt hats of that period.
Then there are other evocations of city life: a Markel Scene. a
view of Water Street from the now vanished Bettencourts building,
and a postcard-pretty Kingston residence.
What is remarkable about Samuels work is the contrast he
achieves between repose and movement, as noied before in this
Two of his paintings which exemplify this strength are "Grannie
Ponders' and invitation To The Dance 3'.
Grannie sits in her chair as serenely as only the elderly
can. The white arm of chair is the pivot on which the piece
turns, and at bottom right. the bright red of her shoes next to
her unshod feel provides a startling highlight, relieving the
muted shade of her dress.
In stark contrast is 'Invitation To The Dance 3'. This is a Queh
Queh group, %ith strong, stomping bare feet. white and blue and
red and yellow dresses swirling around %oluptuous hips swaying
every which wa\. faces ecstatic with mouths wide in celebration.
while drummers off to the left provide siaccato rhythms with
fluttering hands on taut drums.
An unexpected and welcome addition to the Samuels
retrospective is a section of New York drawings, with skyscrapers
and trees dwarfing a people on the move, and when they are indoors,
they are also dwarfed by the New York Subway Station.
This celebration of the work of Emerson Samuels continues at
Castellani House until July 31, and the extended run is richly
Samuels, a winner of the Burnham Medal for painting, was a
major talent, informed by a compassion and humility that endow
his work with timeless beauty and integrity.
Samuels was indeed a national treasure, and we would do
well to clasp to our breasts the work he has left behind.

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'Invitation to the Dance 2' on display at the Castellani House exhibition (Pictures by Cullen Bess-Nelson)

Retired Minister of Relliglieon, wife

won property dispute appeal

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February 15, 1991;
A declaration that the said
agreement of sale dated
February 15, 1991 has been
A mandatory order
compelling the defendants to
forthwith deliver up possession
of the property to the plaintiffs
Damages in excess of $50,
000.00 for breach of the
aforesaid agreement.
In their defence, the
respondents had denied that
they were in breach of the
agreement, and that they were
always ready, willing and able to
complete the contract, but that
the plaintiffs had evinced an
intention to increase the
purchase price of the property
by their acts and or conduct.

Reacting to that allegation,
the Chancellor pointed out that
there was no evidence on record
to support that contention. He
also said that the respondents
did not testify at the trial.
Alternatively, the
respondents had contended that
the agreement was illegal as the
purchase price was expressed to
be paid in a Foreign Currency
(US) and this was in breach of
the Exchange Control Act.
At the High Court, the trial
judge found that Section 8 of
the Exchange Control Act had
been breached and dismissed he
appellants' claim. The
appellants appealed that
The Court of Appeal, after
finding that there was no breach
of the Exchange Control Act,-

allowed the appeal and set aside
the ruling of the trial judge.
Chancellor Kennard had
said: "In the circumstances,
we would allow the appeal
and set aside the order of the
trial judge and grant the
following orders:
"1. A declaration that the
respondents are in breach of the
agreement of sale dated 15/2/91;
2. A declaration that the
aforesaid Agreement of Sale had
been rescinded;
3. The respondents are
ordered to give up vacant
possession of the property, the
subject matter of these
proceedings, to the
appellants, retired Minister
of Religion, Ivan Husbands
and his wife Catherine

@ 'Upper Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana South America
\ Tele: 592-225-3047,225-2274 S/board 225-6691, 2862
Fax: 592-225-3047 E-mail ggmc@(

All applicants approved for Prospecting Permits (Medium
Scale) who have outstanding Differences in Rental (i.e.
Second Half of First Year's Rental) payments due are,
hereby, notified that these transactions must be
completed on or before 27' May, 2004

Failure to comply will result in the termination of your
application (s).

Robeson Benn



J F Generator (Perkins)
3 Phase
KVA 52.6

Volvo Penta
3 Phase Generator
KVA 225
(made in Sweden)

3 Transformers
(50KVA each)

Items can be viewed at the
Vreed-en-Hoop Branch between
the hours of 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
.... Monday to Friday, 2004.

Bids must be sent no later than
May 31, 2004. to:

The Officer-in-Charge

Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited
47-48 Water Street, Georgetown

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


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Sunday Chronicle May 23, 2004

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.undav unronicle Mav 23. 2004

ARIES -- You're good and ready for a major tantrum. The least little thing could set
you off. While you're hungry for release, you might not be able to switch it off
once you start it. Following your impulses can lead to major regrets later. And
whatever you think about your status and dignity, you're never too old to make a
fool of yourself. Be brave instead of self-indulgent. Use your softest voice and gentlest
touch. The effort won't kill you. If anything, it will soothe you and make you

TAURUS A close friend is having a moment of glory. You're happy for him or
her, and maybe a little jealous. However, supporting others is second nature to you.
You've already noticed the rewards that it can bring. Open your home to all visitors.
Listen and empathise as they pour their hearts out. You've shared enough common
experiences to know why their victories are so important. And when the moment is
right, you have a few stories of your own to tell.

GEMINI Someone is pulling a laughable power play. Is this person serious? You
no longer care about what he or she is holding for ransom. Maybe you have something
better that's far removed from the current situation. Maybe you've just grown past
this kind of game. Don't be petty when you could be noble and liberated instead.
Show your strength by letting go of whatever doesn't work for you any more.
Transcendence is the ultimate revenge. The bigger and more genuine your smile, the
better you feel. Life undergoes major improvements starting here and now. -

CANCER Eat, drink and be merry. This won't be your only chance, but it's still
too good to pass up. You're in the epicentre when your community sets aside its
grievances and everybody rallies together. You might evren be responsible for this
happy turn of events. Reconnect with the people in your life. Push the boundaries
of your circle and bring others into it. When you put out warmth and sincerity,
that's what you get in return. Kindness reigns supreme during the next few days.
You can hear it in the jokes everyone is telling. Yes, you;definitely had something to
do with this.

LEO Nothing is what it seems. Times are unsettled. You can't tell exactly when it
all began, but there's no ignoring it now. For better or worse, peoplere people, and
nobody's perfect. These quirks and inadequacies pile up. Be happy with damage
control if improvement is no longer possible. And above all, don't fight about this.
Avoid situations that are sure to make you angry; There's still a chance that your
preferred way of doing things will take hold. Have faith in.your own abilities.

VIRGO -- If you're at the party, it's sure to be an event. Big fun generates good
memories, not only for you, but also for the people whose lives you touch with
your presence. All you need is good food, room to dance and an accepting crowd,
and you're in business. Connections with others, wherever and however they happen,
yield long term benefits from the very beginning. You take special delight in blurring
the line between friends and family. A smiling face is a smiling face. The meaning is
clear even if it's in a language that's new to your ears.

LIBRA -- What you planned isn't exactly what's on your plate. Take it as it comes,
but don't give anything more than you need to give. Forget about moving forward.
Just hold your position. Accept and maybe even celebrate the new level of craziness
that's changing your quality of life. It could actually be an improvement. To see
how you're handling this, look in the mirror. What does that determined, fulfilled
face tell you? Challenge is good for you. You're thinking on your feet, working with
your hands and happy to be alive. It's a reminder worth repeating every now and

SCORPIO -- In some ways this is a private time. In other ways, you're out there
offering the world a piece of you. You can't go wrong when your internal landscapes
are so rich with colour and meaning. You'll share your work with anyone who's
interested or can afford it, but you prefer to share your emotions with only a chosen
few. You know exactly who deserves this kind of attention, too. Gather these people
into a supportive, energetic network. Home is more of an idea than an actual place
these days. It's an exciting time for flexible people like you.

SAGITTARIUS -- Quick thinking gets you out of a tough spot. The more creatively
you launch yourself, the farther away from the disturbance you'll land. On the other
hand, you can make a leap of a very different kind by tolerating something that you
wouldn't usually accept. Don't be afraid of small talk with someone from a radically
different world. Kiss a frog that may or may not be royalty. There's adventure in
compromise. You should also understand that these adjustments might well be final.
There's no going back from what others see as a commitment. Choose your words-

CAPRICORN -- Your desire is absolutely real. Your focus is tight. Your personal
intensity leaves little room for compromise or contradiction. You might get into a
bitter conflict or fall madly in love. There's no telling what will happen when events
force your hand. You'll soon find out that the stars won't let anything go half-baked
in the heat of this moment. Don't be surprised if your map of reality warps in an
unfamiliar direction. Stay comfortable, and maybe you'll learn to like it here. It would
be a shame to focus all this passion on breaking down what you just built-for yourself.

AQUARIUS -- Where others might volunteer for a difficult situation, you don't
seem to have any choice. Maybe you're under obligation to spend time with someone
that's a little too much like you. The coincidences pile up uncomfortably. If you'd
made other choices in your life, that could be you on the other side of the fence. As
affinity struggles to override annoyance, you find yourself looking at the benefits of
being together. Here's the bottom line: It pays to be nice. Can you take this realization
to another level?

PISCES -- Listen to the stars. Feel their happy urgency. You're free to cut loose
and have fun. Don't worry about explaining yourself to bystanders. You've had all
the self-consciousness you can handle for a while. On the other hand, you could
miss something good if you vanish too completely into your experience. A truly
special individual craves your attention, and that, too, could be a once-in-a-lifetime
offer. You have the confidence to make anything happen, and the energy to rearrange
the local climate. All you need to do is imagine what could be.



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morning in Britain, most of Europe and Africa, later in the day in the Middle East ad
across Russia and India and later still in the Far East, which will get a limited view.
Scientists warn people not to look at the sun with the naked eye or through a telescope
or camera because it can cause blindness. A solar filter or eclipse viewer should be used
and for just very short periods.

During the transit, the orbits of Venus and the earth, which tilt at different angles, around the
sun will line up exactly. It occurs four times in every 243 years. There are two December transits,
eight years apart, and then 121.5 years later, there are two June transits, also eight yenrs apart.
After another 105.5 years the cycle begins again.
"It is a very special period of six hours," said Bromage.:
British astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks recorded the first transit of Venus across the sun in 1639.
The event is significant because it happens so rarely.Previous transits have also given scientists
an opportunity to measure the scale of the universe and the distance from the Earth to the sun,
which is called the astronomical unit (AU).
"Without that we couldn't measure any distances in the universe. Every other distance we
measure...are all derived from the measurement of this basic yardstick the distance from the Earth
to the sun," Bromage said. "
Astronomers are also interested in the general principle of planet transits to hunt for extrasolar
- planetary systems.
It will allow scientists to study the famous "black drop" problem which makes timing
the transits difficult. As the black disc of Venus appears.on the sun it seems to lave a dark
neck, or become pear-shaped, for a short time. The opposite occurs when it leaves the sun.

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 forthe execution of the following

(i) 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 Tenderfor................... .

Tenders shall be addressed to:
The Chairman
Ministeripal 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 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 Commissioner of the Inland Revenue
6. The Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to reject any3
or all tenders without assigning any reason whatsoever and not necessarily
to the lowest tender. -. <

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture
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de Bungo. Yu know Jalim
still de bout a still playing.
De man is a bad drum man.
Talk bout talent,
what about George
McDonald (Pipee
Lorie). He was a bad man bay-
dah man used to help out
people wid anything fu
baptise yu baby, bury yu dead,
preach at any lil service yu
gat and most at all marry yu
- even if yu din gat a ring he
used to lend yu one. Noel
'God rest his soul' used to
help out, but Pipee was a bad
Ah just rememba something
- de bell cryer. SaggaGee and
Johnny Pinkey used to do da
ting good. As soon as yu hear
de bell yu know something
happening s'l yu used to listen.
It used to tell yu bout meetings,
remind yu to pay up yu rates
and taxes, when some one who
dead was going to be buried and

so on. Ah wanda webh da bell
Me hart does de in me
hand when a gat fu travel in
some ah dem mini bus su a
always gat fa rememba dem
hire-car driva dat we had, like
Basil, Nalie, Ole Boy,
Winfield, Mr Bacchus,
Satacoo, Budso, Man Singh,
Badru, Roop brothers, Accur,
Mike, Barnwell; Smallie,
James, Shaw and others.
Dem man dab used to carry
yu anywhere yu wan gu safe
part from being so
talented we are also
rich culturally.
Rememba how we used to
celebrate Ghana Day de big
fair and sub with Miss Sines,
Pipee and dem, all dressed in
rich African outfits. Den de 1st
of August with mudda Bramma
- da was another big affair in de
village. Little Jones used to
wake yu up early morning.
B.V. had everything, we
market de big, big all dem

stalls that deh deh used to full
up. De fish side hardly could
hold dem people who used to
sell fish. Look yu could stay
in B.V. and buy greens,
groceries, clothes, jewellery,
raw cloth, yu zip, buttons,
everything, every ting. We had
good tailors Bash, Nine,
Claud, Low. Seamtresses -
Earna Mingo, Miss DeLima,
Miss Drean, Miss Lewis, and
plenty mo. People used to stay
home fu get de baby because
nurse Change de good. She
deliver baby in almost all dem
house in B.V. plus plenty home
at she, and when she finish de
delivery deh had de old ladies
who used to give yu de afta
care one that a can rememba
was Miss Suzan (Tuntan). De
used to put yu in hot wata,
wash de bedding and su. Yu
know wha is bedding. Long
time people neva used to throw
way de old clothes den use fu
keep dem and spread dem unda
de bed or pun de floor fu sleep.
Bedding is dem ole clothes dah.

We had we own drug stores
with dispensers like Mr.
Strawn, Mr. Persaud, Mr. Ogle
and dem.
Hi, long time when yu get
a bicycle was a big ting. Dem
man used fu dress up deh
bike put all kinda light and
of course de cheese cloth
(New one(s) yu know) had to
deh tie on pon de bike. Wha!
Pun Sunday afternoon dem
boy used fu dress up and ride
out with de canstance or ticka
bike, if yu see how deh used
fu catch swank pun dem girls
man. Now bicycle is nothing,
down to de smallest pickney
get bike and don talk how de
Baronians we should
be a proud people.
Al yu know that de
B.V. Community High School
was the first of its kind in this
country. Yes! That school was
called de guinea pig. De used to
teach a lat ah ting deh,
carpentry, masonry, joinery,
wood work, welding, technical

drawing, cake decoration,
crochet, agriculture, home
economic, pig rearing and
academics tu English, Maths,
Social Studies and su. Why ah
we can get back dem tinh da eh.
Ah know nuff man nah go
wan fu hear dis, but is whey
drugs come from. Dis ting does
really badda me. Dem ole man
used to drink de rum and even
sagewang (spirits) and stagga
and go home, dat used to be fun
fu Wve. Yes, de used to smoke de
pipe and cigarettes, but the
effect was not de same. When
we did small we used to fold
coconut fiba in brown papa fu
smoke, but when yu tek de fuss
pull/draw yu used fu caff su
much dat yu eye used to get red,
red and run wata, when den don
with yu, yu ain't want anadda
pull. Le we all wuk together and
show one annada dat drugs is
not de way to go.
A nadda ting that ah
puzzle me is dis HIV & AIDS
ting, whe in de name ah Gad
da come from. Da ting bad,

bad,- as soon as yu hear de
word "positive" start fn mek
yu funeral arrangements.
Nah fu she dem old and
middle age people nah bina
have unprotected sex, de bin
just as sexually active as even
mo bad dan de people today.
Unfortunately, God talking to
ahwe today in dat way with
de HIV & AIDS so ahwe can
change. Hear he-me a beg
alyu be careful because me
na want fu be sorry fu nobody
- protect alyu self.
Is wha it gon tek fu bring back
some a dem ting wha we talk bout
- leh we tink, what about forming
groups to plant up de land either
in we backyard or in de back dam,
forming a steel band, youth
groupss, drama groupss, and so
My people yu interested?
Alright, afta dis village day leh
we organse ahwe self and show
dem big people dat ahwe can du
ting like dem and even betta -
Leh we-try.

Correct solutions

will be in next Sunday's issue.

Today we will be looking at some tools made for cutting, or tools that
have cutting edges. Have fun.

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Sunday Chronicle May 23, 2004

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Ailments associated

the post partum period

THERE are several
maladies which can affect the
dog after she has given birth
- some of a more physical
nature, while others are more
associated with emotional
upsets/psychological blocks
which can result in the bitch
neglecting, even abandoning
her pups. The conditions of
sickness usually centre on
the womb, the breast and the
mother's general metabolism

(Metabolism is the process in
the animal by which nutritive
material is built up into
living matter). The infection
of the womb (Uterus) is called
Metritis and the infection of
the breasts in called Mastitis.
The disturbance in the
chemical processes within
the lactating mother dog
usually results in an upset in
the Calcium regulatory
mechanism. This aliment is

called Milk Fever (quite a
misnomer, because the
condition is not immediately
associated with a fever). Today
we'll deal with the Infected
Womb, scientifically named
Acute Metritis.


Acute metritis is an
infection which 'spreads
upwards through the birth canal
during delivery or immediately
afterwards. It affects the lining
of the uterus. It is most likely
to occur when part of the
placenta has been retained. Some
cases are due to a retained
foetus which has become
mummified. Other cases are due

to contamination of the birth
canal by unsterile instruments
and fingers during delivery. A
difficult or prolonged labour
and a pre-existing vaginitis
(infection of the vagina) are
other predisposing causes.
Most cases of acute metritis
can be anticipated and
prevented by a post partum
check up. A veterinarian often
will want to clear the uterus
with a hormonal injection.
Vaginitis should be treated as
soon as it is diagnosed,
preferably before heat and
certainly before labour and
A dam with acute metritis
is depressed, hangs her head,
refuses to eat, and has a
temperature of 103 to 105
degrees Fahrenheit She may
cease to care for her puppies
or keep the nest clean.
There is a heavy, dark,
bloody greenish (or tomato
soup-like) discharge which
appears two to seven days after
whelping. It-should not be

confused with the normal
greenish discharge which
disappears during the first 12 to
24 hours, or the light reddish,
sero-sanguinous discharge which
lasts two to three weeks. A
normal discharge is not
accompanied by high fever,
excessive thirst or other signs of
toxicity such as vomiting and
Treatment: Acute metritis is
a life-threatening illness. A
veterinarian should be consulted
immediately to save the life of
the dam. Usually puppies will
have to be taken off the mother
and reared by hand. She will be
too sick to take care of them.
Her milk may be toxic.
N.B.: Ask your vet for

advice on how to rear puppies
artificially (by hand).
Next week we will continue
with 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 possess the
wherewithal to care for them
well. The Guyana Society 'tw
the Prevention of Cruelt. -o
Animals (GSPCA) has 1nu
ongoing spay and neutering
programme about which you
should inform yourself by
calling 226-4237.
Enjoy the coming week.

Tian Tian chews on a bamboo treat behind 'Red
Pandragon,' one of 15 painted panda bear
sculptures unveiled at a ceremony in front of the
Giant Panda bear exhibit at The National Zoo in
Washington, May 10, 2004. A total of 150
sculptures will be placed at different locations
around the District. REUTERS/Larry Downing


Cookery Corner

( -Welcome to the 294th edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Champion Baking Powder is a quality product that adds that special light and airy texture to
your cooking and baking. This week we present two recipes one savoury and one sweet for
you to enjoy, made all the tastier by Champion Baking Powder!
1/3 cup shortening
1 3/4 cups Plain flour
2/2 tsp. Champion Baking Powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut shortening into flour. Add Champion Baking.Powder and
salt. Stir milk in gradually until dough forms ball. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until
dough is blistered and can be rolled out approximately V2 inch thick.

Use biscuit or cookie cutters to form 8-10 V/2 inch diameter biscuits. Cook on ungreased
cookie sheet 'V inch apart for 8-14)0 minutes or until lightly browned. Eat warm with butter or

Salt Fish Fritters

1 lb salt fish, boiled and flaked
V2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup eschallot
1 V2 cups of plain flour
/2 tsp Champion Baking Powder
Ipk of all purpose seasoning mix
1 1/3 cups evaporated milk
oil for frying

In a bowl combine the salt fish, onion,
eschallot, flour, Champion Baking
Powder, and seasoning mix. B '

Add the evaporated milk and mix to ...,
lumpy consistency.: Heat the oil ina deep,
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Sunday Chronicle Ma 4

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RSHA Pieters, cur-
'rently on a hectic
schedule, will rep-
resent Guyana at
two pageants in the
Caribbean next
month. She also has
her eyes set on the
Miss India Interna-
tional title.
The former Miss
Guyana Talented
Teen (2001) queen

who performs her ambassadorial
duties admirably whenever she
represents Guyana on the inter-
national pageant stage, was cho-
sen to compete in the Miss
Carival and Miss Caribbean Jay-
cees pageant titles in St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, and Antigua
She has returned home from
Venezuela just a few days ago,
where she copped the first run-
ner-up spot at the Miss Antilles

International pageant. She was
also adjudged the most elegant
and most photogenic delegates
at the pageant which she lost to
Miss Honduras.
Although she said the expe-
rience was good, Asha said being
placed first runner-up "is not
enough for me".
She told the Sunday
Chronicle she is ready to repre-
sent Guyana at the upcoming

E f.

By Bob TourteHotte

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Even a big green ogre,
especially one named Shrek, can go through growing pains.
'Shrek 2', the computer-animated sequel to the 2001 hit
'Shrek', debuted on Wednesday with its makers promising a
thoughtful, twisting and turning tale complete with all the fairy-
tale mockery that made the first movie a smash hit.
In 'Shrek', the antennae-eared monster (voice of comedian
Mike Myers) and his sidekick donkey (Eddie Murphy) saved
the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from a fire-
breathing dragon. Along the way. it poked fun at just about every
fairy tale written by the Brothers Gnmm or dreamed up by
The irony, and genius, of 'Shrek" was that its happily ever
after ending was similar to those in the fairy tales it mocked
Fiona morphed from princess to ogress and married her hero
Shrek. The movie's ribald humour and ultimately s" eet message
love comes in many different forms thrilled audiences
'Shrek' won the first Oscar ever given for a full-length
animated movie. It earned around $267 million at U S and
Canadian box offices and a total $455 million worldwide.
If 'Shrek 2' does become as big a hit as the first. it ill be
welcome news to DreamWorks. the studio formed 10 years ago
by Steven Spielberg. Da id Geffen and Jeffre3 Katzenberg
which has had a rmied success
It has been widely reported that many industry, e\p-rts think
DreamWorks' BigThree may be contemplating an initial public
offenng of stock, and could use a strong bo\ office performance
to bolster its prospects.
Audiences turning out for "Shrek 2' find that in ii the fatr--
tale world of happy endings clashes yith responsibility, in the
* real u,,rld "I v.anied to make 'Shrek 2 a m.-:e complicated
and inticaie ston,," said direcior/screen%nter AndreW Adamson,
:' and I didn't want to disappoint the fan,."'
Eari. reviews and audience reactions are solid And. in the
end. -Adamson should be able to hle, well. happily ever after.

'Shrek 2' opens with the couple on a romantic honeymoon

When they return to Shrek's cabin in the swamp, donkey is
waiting for them. His love life with the tamed, fire-breathing
dragon hasn't fared as well and Shrek's with Fiona.
Fiona's human parents soon summon the couple to her
home in the land of Far Far Away. But her parents don't
know she married an ogre, nor that she decided to live as
an ogress.
Still, being the dutiful daughter she is, Fiona tells Shrek there
is no way she will ignore their request. Shrek, being the good
guy he is, agrees to meet the in-laws. So all head to Far Far
Away, which looks a lot like Hollywood. A Far Far Away sign
is fixed high atop the surrounding hills and a shopping district
seems oddly akin to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
Once there, audiences learn Fiona was to have married the
suave Prince Charming (Rupert Everett). Fiona's father. King
Harold (John Cleese) hires a swashbuckling swordsman, Puss
In Boots (Antonio Banderas), to send Shrek packing
The king's plans go awry, however, after Shrek and
donkey befriend Puss and find a secret potion makes Shrek
a handsome human and restores Fiona's looks. The
question for the couple, now, is whether being beautiful
will make them truly happy.
*Shrek 2' zero-, in on a cultural obsession with image, and
there'-, no better place to do that than in Hollykwood. BuL rather
than getting too -senous. the film pro% ides a lot of jokes along
the %%ay. especially from the Zorro-like Puss.
"These movies hase such a wonderful edge to them. while
still being appropriate for kids." said Julie Andrews. who
supphes the %oice for Fiona s mother. Queen Lillian
Indeed, the hallmark of the most successful animated movies
like Shrek' ha; been their broad appeal to both kids and adults
Earl', review~ s are solid. if not as strong as ihe first.
Show business newspaper "Dail, \aneit said. "Lightning
sinkes i'. ice. but not as bnlliantis as before and also calls the
sequel "-%elcome "The Holl. Alood.Reporter" '..rote that while
Shrek 2' lack, s ,ome of the magic of the fist. it "has a most
definile kick" and predicts "it ,' ill be a major hit "
But 'Charming' Everett disagrees. "I think it's way
better than the first," he said. "These films, cartoons now.
are the only ones that say anything interesting about us."

.-,S a '-~ ~ u o~~~- -n~~~ rc~-'-i"--

"I am very strong, I am pre-
pared and I don't want to settle
for anything less than the
crown," she stated, adding, "Ive
been out of pageants for two
years and I want to come back
bigger, stronger and better," she
Fashion watchers described
Asha as "promising" after she
flew back home from St. Lucia
where she represented Guyana
last year, wearing the Miss West
Indies crown and Ush.
The Miss Carival Beauty
Show, which is the highlight
of the St. Vincent Carnival
called 'Vincy Mas' is sched-
uled to be staged. on July 2 by
the country's Carnival Devel-
opment Committee's 'Beauty
Shows Committee' in
Kingston, the capital of the
main island, St. Vincent.
:Sequences include national
costume display and delegate in-
troduction, swimwear, talent,
evening gown and the interview.
The pageant attracts some 13
delegates annually. St Vincent's
economy depends largely on
tourism and its week-long carni-
val attracts a large number of
tourists worldwide.
Asha is the third Guyanese
beauty to contest the Miss
Carival title. Guyana, which be-
gan participating in the pageant
just three years ago, was first
represented by former Miss
GuyanaAfrican Heritage Shauna
Jemmott in 2001, and Miss
Guyana Talented Teen 2000,
Ulex Atwell in 2002. Guyanese
are always known to be
favourites at the pageant and re-
ceive a lot of support from the
large Guyanese population in
that country.
Guyana was also repre-
sented, in 2000, at the Miss Car-
ibbean Jaycees pageant by
Shammane Joseph, who was se-
lected by the local Jaycees (Jun-
ior Chamber of Commerce)
organisation to represent
Guyana in Antigua at that pag-
eant. Guyana has not since sent
a queen to compete for that title.
Asha, sported by Miss Car-
ibbean Jaycees committee mem-
bers at the Miss West Indies
pageant last year, was invited to
participate in the parade of
queens on July 30, as part of the
carnival celebrations in Antigua
and Barbuda.
The Jaycees pageant, coor-
dinated by the Antiguan Jaycees
for the country's carnival com-
mittee, features each delegate in
country co-tumc. niIroduction,
swimwear, evening gown, talent
and interview segments. While
she is prepared in all areas,
Simpli Royal is searching for a
costume designer for her 'na-

tional dress.'
For the talent segment, Asha
will recite a dramatic poem en-
titled 'I am a Guyanese' which
was written by Kwesi Ojinja.
She recited the same poem and
won the talent segments at the
Miss Guyana Talented Teen and
Miss Caribbean Teen pageants
in 2002. At the Miss Carival
pageant, however, she will per-
form a dance dubbed 'Ethnic
Blend', which highlights her eth-
nic make-up as well as Guyana's
multi-cultural composition.
First prize for the Miss
Carival Pageant is US$4,300,
while the second and third place
winners will receive US$1,300
and US$700, respectively. -
Local franchise holder and
Managing Director of Simpli
Royal, Pamela Dillon, in an in-P
terview with the Sunday
Chronicle said both of Asha's
talent pieces provoke response,
and that is very important since
.the talent segment is always a
major scorer in both Caribbean
"Asha is prepared and ready
and focused. She is-in the time of
her pageant life....she does ev-
erything right," Dillon said, add-
ing that the former Caribbean
queen has gained experience in.
pageantry over the years from
two local and three international
pageants, and has also had the
opportunity to grace the cat-
walks in Miami at the Fashion
Week of the Americas last year.
Asha also worked behind the
scenes in assisting with promot-
ing the Miss Guyana Talented
Teen, Miss Guyana Universe,
Miss Beierverwagting (BV) and
Saint John's College pageants.
"She is good at Q (question)
and A (answer), she knows how
to smile... and has stage pres-
ence." Dillon said adding that
Asha undergoes a lot of pre-pag-
eant preparation.
She sees Caribbean pageants
as learning experiences for the
local girls especially if they have
their eyes set on the more so-
phisticated international pageant
Asha made it clear on sev-
eral occasions that she definitely
has her eyes set on the Miss
Universe title
She will be accompanied in
St. Vincent by her chaperons.
Dillon. Marvin Pierce, another
executive member of Simph
Royal, was invited to be a part
of the panel of adjudicators of
the night's proceedings.
Asha is-still in the appli-
cation process for the Miss
India International pageant
which will be staged in
Trinidad in November this
year. (SJ.).



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