Guyana chronicle

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


Subjects / Keywords:
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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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a BERLIN, (Reuters) Six German airline passengers
who said they were being held against their will on
S an aircraft stuck on the runway for hours during a
snowstorm have filed "false imprisonment" charges,
I German police said yesterday.
S islhAirways Berlin-London flight that sat on the runway for

seven hours before it could take off, a federal police spokesman said.
Passengers boarded the plane at Berlin's Tegel airport at 7 a.m.
on Thursday, but snow and ice delayed their takeoff. At 11:30 a.m.
a man named Ingo Q. called a police emergency hotline on his cell
phone and said he felt as if he was being "held hostage", the tab-
loid Bild reported yesterday.
Police boarded the plane and Ingo Q. ran forward and screamed
"I want to get out of here." But only three people who only had
hand luggage were allowed to leave the plane. .
Shortly after noon, Ingo Q told police again that he wanted

to leave the aircraft, still waiting on the snow-covered run-
way. Ingo, his wife and another couple from Biesdorf near
Berlin were allowed off the plane at 12:48 p.m., and it fi-
nally took off at 2:36 p.m., seven hours late, Bild said.

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Big step for

FROM today, certain categories of skilled
people from Guyana and five other Carib-
bean Community (CARICOM) member
states will be able to freely seek employ-
ment in any of the six countries.
Page three

AS WE lake oH mnlo the
New Year, here's wishing
that 2006 brings peace.
happiness and prosperity
to all. The next edition ol
the Guyana Chronicle will
be on Tuesday, January 3,
2006. (Pholos by lan


'...I am filled with optimism, not only because of the comprehensive national develop-
ment plan your government has conceived and is implementing, but also because of the
fortitude and perseverance that I have seen demonstrated by the Guyanese people over the
past year. The strength of any nation is ... Page 10

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THE popular Starlite Drive-
Iri cinema at Montrose on
-the East Coast Demerara
has been knocked out by a
'circle breeze' that hit the
'area Friday night.
Cinelll a t ner, Mr
M uriIe Suki,:.:... I *jd the fierce
Shighi .wirjd ripped the alu-
minium screen almost down the
middle and repairing it will cost
him about $20M.
The Wind struck around
S22:30 i Ftiday from the direc-
tion of the Atlantic Ocean and
hl.ppd ,.iffT iie tops of several
i-..c nui rece in the village.
Sukhbd said the drive-in
cinema was closed for the past
three weeks because it was the
Christmas season and was to
have been: reopened in two
However, this would now
have to bi postponed to Feb-
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Sukhoo' told' the' Sumday
He said extensive, repairs
were done to the cinema in Feb-
ruary last year after the disas-
trous flooding. The Starlite
screen is'68 feet high .i;nd 60 fee'
The drive-in cinema was
,built in 1958. and opened in
April. 1960. It is the country's
only drive-in cinema and is r
popular venue for open-air con-
certs and other shows.
Residents in the area said
the 'circle breeze' passed high
since they barely felt it and no
houses were damaged.
Similar winds damaged a
house at Chateau Margot. also
on the East Coast Demerara. ear-
lier last month.
And on December 9. what
residents called a tornado hit
Kortheraad Village, some eight
miles north of New Amsterdam.
Berbice. destroying several
houses and leaving a number of
families homeless.
Villagers said the storm
packed high winds of more than
100 miles an houIr and accompa-
nied by rain.
It uprooted trees, iup-
turned a bus shld, demolished
two 'houses, removed 'the
roofs from two buildingss. and
sent a 450-gallon water tank
flying over utility poles inthe
village, residents said. i

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Big step


FROM today, certain catego-
ries of skilled people from
Guyana and five other Carib-
bean Community
(CARICOM) member states
will be able to freely seek
employment in any of the six
This is now possible with
the coming into force of the
Single Market component of the
CARICOM Single Market and
Economy (CSME) involving
Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Ja-
maica, Suriname and Trinidad
and Tobago.
Current CARICOM Chair-
man, Trinidad and Tobago Prime
Minister Patrick Manning, in a

statement, said that from today,
these six states, by virtue of the
Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas,
decisions of the community
heads of government and agree-
ments by their governments,
will have put in place the nec-
essary arrangements for the op-
eration of the CARICOM Single
Mr Manning said the other
CARICOM member states, ex-
cept The Bahamas and Haiti,
which have not signified their
intention to participate in the
CSME process, and Montserrat,
a British dependency which is
awaiting the necessary instru-
ment of entrustment from the

United Kingdom Government,
have indicated that they expect/
intend to be on board by the end
of the first quarter of this year.
He said that with the advent
of the single market, restrictions
on provision of services, free
movement of capital and of ap-
proved categories of skilled
CARICOM nationals are re-
moved from all member states
participating in the single mar-
ket arrangement.
The categories of skilled
CARICOM nationals include
university graduates, media
workers, musicians, artistes
and sports persons.
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Director Werner Herzog in 'The White Diamond'

Time names Guyana

movie tops for 2005

TIME magazine has named
'The White Diamond' a film
set at the Kaieteur National
Park in Guyana together
with 'The Grizzly Man', both
directed by German film-
maker Werner Herzog, at
number one on the list of its
top 10 best movies of 2005.
'The White Diamond' is
about Graham Dorrington, a
London University aeronautical
engineer who built an airship to
fly over the rainforest canopy
in Guyana.
"We can realise our
dreams!" he exclaims. "Let's go
The two movies also tied
for the vote of Best Non-Fic-
tional Film by the New York
Film Critics Circle Awards.
Dorrington stills feels guilty
for the 1993 death, in one of his
airships, of the wildlife cinema-
tographer Dieter Plage. Now he
is determined to fly again, in ex-
piation and fulfillment. And
when, accompanied by ethereal
choral music, the airship finally
soars over the forests, or is
viewed as a reflection in the
river water (where it looks like
a giant white blowfish), the
movie attains an astonishing
spiritual levity.
"I'm high!" Dorrington
giggles. "High on helium!"
The feeling is not only
contagious, it is sacramental.



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staffers strike

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LONDON. I Reulersi -
Hundred: of Ihousands of
London Ne- A ear's EI%
revellers faced transport
chaos yesterday as
underground rail station staff
staged a 24-hour strike on
one of the busiest nights of
the year.
The RMT union said the
industrial action would take full
effect around mid-evening as
staff failed to turn up for their
shifts following the strike's
midday start.
The walkout threatened to
undermine a planned free
underground service which had
been due torun from 11.45 p.m.

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use London's underground, also
known as the Tube, every day,
though the numbers go down
during the weekend. The Tube
is the oldest underground rail
network in the world with 275
The RMT union is striking
over the introduction of new
work rosters which they say
will reduce safety levels on the
"The rosters that London
Underground intend to impose
would reduce the number of

Bush highlights

raq elections, U.S.

economy in 2005

By Tabassum Zakaria

President George W. Bush
wound down a difficult year
plagued by instability in Iraq
and political scandal in
Washington by citing
progress toward democracy
in Iraq and Afghanistan and
a strong U.S. economy.
In his weekly radio address
yesterday, New Year's Eve,
Bush said "2005 has been a
year of strong progress toward
a freer, more peaceful world
and a more prosperous
But it was a year in which
Bush faced sharp criticism for
his handling of the Iraq war,
methods for fighting terrorism,
and the administration's slow
response to Hurricane Katrina.
Bush, who advocates
spreading democracy in the
Middle East, praised the

elections in Iraq and
Afghanistan, and pledged that
the United States would not
abandon the two countries.
U.S.-led forces ousted the
Taliban leaders of Afghanistan
after the September 11 attacks
and toppled Saddam Hussein in
the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
"As we help Iraq build a
peaceful and stable democracy,
the United States will gain an
ally in the war on terror, inspire
reformers across the Middle
East and make the American
people more secure." Bush said.
But the American public
showed growing discontent with
the Iraq war in which more than
2,100 U.S. soldiers and
thousands of Iraqis have died.
As an insurgency showed
few signs of abating, critics
called for a firm timetable for
pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq.
Bush steadfastly refused, saying
that would only embolden the

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Underground denied the rotas
were unsafe and said there
would be no reduction in station
London Mayor Ken
Livingstone and London
Underground condemned the
strike, saying it may ruin the
night for revellers in London
where celebrations include a
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10,000 performers from around
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Parade publicist Dan
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strike threatened to ruin two
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"London deserves better
than this," he said. "We are
urging people to take a little
time and effort, come on
overground trains and drive and
A second underground
strike has been set for
January 8-9.

U.S. President George W. Bush (L) carries his dog, Barney,
while first lady Laura Bush carries her dog, Miss Beazley,
before departing from Waco, Texas on Marine One for
their Central Texas ranch in Crawford for the remainder
of the holiday December 26, 2005. (Larry Downing/

enemy, and American troops
would leave when Iraqi forces
were able to take over security.
The president's popularity
bounced near year-end after the
December 15 election in Iraq
and an improved economic
An ABC News/Washington
Post poll released on December
19 showed Bush's job-
approval rating rising to 47 per
cent, its highest level since
March. and up fromn the all-time
low of 39 per cent in


Record-high gasoline prices
earlier Ilis vear also wscilghed on

Bush's popularity. But statistics
toward the end of the year
showed the economy on solid
ground, growing at a 4.1 per cent
annual rate in the third quarter
despite taking a beating from the
Bush credited his policies for
economic growth, and said the
U.S. economy "remained the
envy of the world."
He called for making tax
cuts permanent and expanding
free tradc. both of which are
expected to be key economic
themes for his ,administration
in the ne\\ ear. Democrats
iha\ criticized the tax cuts,
sa\ ing they largely benclit the
House Democratic Leader

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the traditional Crib in St
Peter's square at the end of the Te Deum prayer in St
Peter's Basilica at the Vatican yesterday. (Giampiero


loo0 bak t0Jon0 Pul

By Phil Stewart

Pope Benedict gave 2005 a
bitter-sweet farewell
yesterday as he looked back

Nancy Pelosi of California
criticised Republican budget
priorities. "Democrats have
proposed a budget which
protects the middle class,
reduces the deficit, and reflects
our American values," she said
in the weekly Democratic radio
Bush said the United States
was "on track" to cut the
federal deficit in half by 2009.
The deficit in fiscal 2005,
which ended September 30,
narrowed to $318.62 billion
from a record $412.85 billion in
fiscal 2004.
More recently Bush had to
answer criticism about
authorising the National
Security Agency to eavesdrop
inside the United States without
seeking court approval on
Americans suspected of ties to
Bush said he had broken
no laws in authorising the secret
domestic spying program in the
face of a continued terrorism
The White House was also
buffeted by an investigation
into the leak of the identity of
CIA operative Valerie Plame
when a special prosecutor
indicted Lewis 'Scooter' Libby,
a top aide to Vice President
Dick Cheney, on charges of
perjury and obstruction of
justice in the investigation.
Prosecutor Patrick
Fitzgerald has not yet finished
the inquiry, so it was not
known whether others would
be indicted.
Plame's husband, former
diplomat Joe Wilson, said he
was satisfied with
Fitzgerald's handling of the
case and would like to see
"there is some justice in
this. and some resolution to
exactly what happened and
why it happened and how it

at the year that saw him
elected to lead the Catholic
Church after the death in
April of John Paul II.
At his first 'Te Deum'
service of year-end thanksgiving,
Benedict praised deepening
dialogue with those of other
faiths but he restated his concern
that the traditional Christian
family was in crisis.
The 78-year-old German-
born Pope recalled a June 6
speech in which he condemned
same-sex unions as fake and
expressions of "anarchic
freedom" that threatened the
future of the family. He had also
condemned divorce, artificial
birth control and trial marriages.
"The family has always
been at the centre of attention of
my revered predecessors, in
particular John Paul II,"
Benedict said during the vespers,
or evening service, at St. Peter's
"He was persuasive and
maintained on many occasions
that the crisis of the family
constitutes a serious detriment
to our own civilisation ... I, too,
have wished to offer my
The Vatican newspaper
L'Osservatore Romano
published a preview of its New
Year's day edition, with a front-
page story entitled "A shared
path, a look to the future,"
describing 2005 as a bridge
between the two pontificates.
It recalled that John Paul
had once called then-cardinal
Joseph Ratzinger "a trusted
friend," and how the two men
were wholly dedicated to the
At the ceremony, the Pope
looked back to John Paul and
gave thanks to a year "rich with
events" for the world's 1.1
billion Roman Catholics.
"My thoughts go, with
profound and spiritual
feeling, to 12 months ago
when, like this evening, the
beloved Pope John Paul II
spoke for the last time for
God's people to give thanks to
the Lord for the many
benefits given to the Church
and to humanity." he said.


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churns in

open Atlantic

MIAMI, (Reuters) A strengthened Tropical Storm Zeta
churned in the open Atlantic yesterday, a month after the
end of the official Atlantic and Caribbean hurricane sea-
son, without posing any threat to land.
The 27th named storm of a season that has broken a slew
of weather records. Zeta was about 1.060 miles (1,710 km)
southwest of Portugal's Azores islands by 10 a.m.. the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said.
The storm's maximum sustained winds had reached 60 mph
(95 kph) and were expected to slowly weaken, the Miami-based
centre said.
Tropical storms need warm water to thrive, so December
storms are unusual but not unprecedented in the northern At-
lantic. Six tropical storms have strengthened into humcanes in
December since record-keeping began in 1851, including Epsi-
lon earlier this month.
Zeta ended a record hurricane year that forced forecasters
to choose storm names from the Greek alphabet after exhaust-
ing their annual list of 21 names.
The previous record for most tropical storms was 21, set
in 1933. Fourteen of this year's storms strengthened into hurri-
canes, breaking the old record of 12 set in 1969.
The year also saw the costliest hurricane on record
when Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans and the
U.S. Gulf Coast in August, killing at least 1300 people and
causing more than $80 billion of damage.

Thousands march

to remember

Argentina club fire

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina,
(Reuters) Thousands of Ar-
gentines joined a solemn
march on Friday to mark the
one-year anniversary of a
nightclub fire that killed 194
youths and led to the im-
peachment of Buenos Aires'
One of the worst such di-
sasters in Argentine history,
the fire at Republica
Cromagnon club started when
someone in the crowd shot a
flare into the ceiling, igniting
flammable soundproofing.
Several emergency exits were
locked and many young rock
fans choked to death on toxic,
black smoke.
"We want justice, truth and
punishment for the guilty," said
Alejandro Vargas, one of the fire
Many family members
blame the blaze on a corrupt
scheme in which they say city
inspectors and police took
bribes to ignore overcrowding
and fire safety violations at the
club. Subsequent probes con-
firmed some irregularities in in-
Relatives. friends and
sympathisers crowded the
streets on Friday, carrying post-
ers showing victims' youthful
Armando Canciani, whose
17-year-old daughter died in the
disaster, said: "I hope young
people are never again turned
into mere posters."
The club owner and
members of the band

Callejeros, which was play-
ing that night and is accused
of promoting the use of pyro-
technics, face murder-related
charges punishable by prison
terms between eight and 26

Potters' town booming in northern Mexico

MARTA ORTIZ (Reuters) For
decades this dusty high-plains
Mexican village of ranchers
and railroad workers was rich
only in burial sites and ruins
left by the area's long-dead
Paquime Indians.
But now almost every fam-
ily in Mata Ortiz, a collection
of 300 adobe houses and
ranches several hours drive
southeast of Tucson, Arizona,
is making coil pots inspired by
Paquime traders and artisans
who once lived in a nearby city
of two-story homes and open
plazas. They disappeared in the
15th century.
Worked up from local clay
deposits that range from creamy
white to red, green and blue, the
colorful pots form a canvas for
abstract geometric designs, ani-
mal motifs and delicately en-
graved patterns.
Some are hawked fresh from
firewood kilns by local artisans
for a few pesos (about $3).
Others are showcased in art gal-
leries in the dusty main street
where they sell for up to $4,000
to collectors from the United
States, Europe and Asia.
The striking revival is be-
cause of one man, Juan Quezada,
who set out to recreate the
Paquime style after finding a
stash of brightly decorated pots
in a sealed burial cave while
scouring the high sierra for fire-
wood as a youngster in the 1950s.
"They were unforgettable.
The designs and shapes so fas-
cinated me that I knew I wanted
to do something similar," said
Quezada, now 65, as he stood
in the patio of his adobe home.
"It was just a matter of find-
ing the materials and research-
ing the techniques, and I knew
1 would make something simi-
lar," he added.
In the following decades,
Quezada set about tracking
down the Paquime's original
materials and techniques.
Despite having no formal
training, he hand shaped his first

fragile egg-shaped pots using
clay from the local sierra, firing
them in an experimental back-
yard kiln fueled by poplar, pine
wood and even cow dung.
Using natural mineral pig-
ments ranging from yellows and
reds, to a rich manganese-based
black, he tried out brushes made
from swatches of mountain lion
fur and even maguey cactus fi-
ber in a bid to recreate the clean
lines of the originals.
"Eventually, I made a brush
from human hair. As soon as I
made the first line I said, 'That's
it! That's what the ancestors
used!"' he said, chuckling at his
Decorated with looping de-
signs inspired by natural forms
including squirrels' tails and
rattlesnake fangs, his pots were
an instant hit when offered for
sale over the border in Deming,
New Mexico in the 1970s.
Over the years, their
smooth orb-like surfaces and
bold lines have won praise from
potters and artists worldwide,
and have been compared to Art
Nouveau and Cubist works.
Quezada's gift for ceramics
won him Mexico's prestigious
National Arts and Sciences Prize
in 1999. The former railroad
worker now gives gives work-
shops in colleges and art schools
across the United States.
Quezada shared his pains-
takingly acquired knowledge
with his family and neighbors in
the remote desert village, where
the only major employer, the
local railroad, closed in the
1980s, laying off scores of lo-
cal workers.
Now whole families in the
dusty, scrub-ringed community
use the techniques and materi-
als he revived to fashion eye-
catching ceramics that range in
size from thimbles to small
trash cans.
The tasks are often di-
vided between husband and
wife teams, with one making

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IN WHAT could reasonably be viewed in some quarters
as a further ideological adjustment locally to the
changing international climate, the Guyana Government
has announced that it is about to conclude
arrangements for the United States Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) to establish a permanent office for
operations here.
That the announcement on finalisation of plans
should have come last week from Dr. Roger
Luncheon, one of the more seasoned and articulate
ideologues of the governing People's Progressive Party
in his capacity as Head of the Presidential Secretariat
and Secretary to the Defence Board, makes this
development all the more significant.
There was a time in our local politics when such a
development under a PPP Administration would have
been quickly dismissed, knowing how much the party
had suffered, in and out of government, by claimed
foreign interference that included American agencies.
However, coinciding with the end yesterday of the first
half of the first decade of the 21st century, the
announcement of finalisation of plans to have a
permanent presence of the DEA in Guyana could
now serve to underscore the Government's strong
commitment to confront the epidemic of narco-trafficking

with its damaging consequences to this nation's social
and economic life.
President Bharrat Jagdeo has been knocking at
Washington's door to generate interest in support from
the USA in his Government's efforts to deal with drug
trafficking, which is also linked with gun-running and
money laundering.
When he did not get the kind of official response he
expected, the President went public with his frustration,
complaining that it takes two hands to clap in the battle
against narco-trafficking.
The U.S. Administration has an obligation to help
Guyana with its technical and financial resources to
make possible the level of effective cooperation being
sought by America.
Regarded as the world's biggest consumer market
for illicit drugs, the USA certainly has a vested interest
in sharing its resources, and it is wise of undeveloped
and poor nations like Guyana and others of its
CARICOM partners to be realistic and imaginative in the
cooperation extended to the USA and other major
nations to help crush the network of drug traffickers and
As Dr. Luncheon observed at last Thursday's media
briefing: "I don't believe it is a great concession that the
facilities and skills available in Third World and
developing countries to deal with trans-national money
laundering and narco-trafficking are obviously
inadequate; and one can then concede some merit in
the United States Government acting as a sort of
international or hemispheric policeman to keep on top
of narco-trafficking and money laundering in the
The Government's commitment to battle naro-
trafficking and other crimes seems as strong as its
determination to address the very distressing problem
of flooding that has been recurring in various
communities, and with tremendous losses in the

agricultural sector, following the unprecedented floods
earlier in 2005.
Announcement Friday by the President of an $80
million relief package for affected farmers in Region Five
would have come as good news as the estimated 600
beneficiaries of this assistance prepare to meet the
challenges of 2006.
Given the age-old problems involved in our habitation
of a coastal belt below sea level, the central and local
government administrations have to be constantly vigilant
in ensuring that effective drainage and irrigation systems
are not only in place, but functioning. Kokers and other
systems must at all times be operational and
competently manned with zero tolerance for excuses and
buck-passing by those involved.
For now, we welcome the initiatives for the DEA's
permanent presence and rapid responses being made
to help farming communities that have been severely hit
by floods.
We wish for an effective brake on the criminal
upsurge that was so much a feature of life in 2005; and
look forward to peace and progress in 2006 year of
new national elections.

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REGIONALLY, the big news
for 2006 is the legally
binding launch this New
Year's day of the single
market component of the
Caribbean Single Market
and Economy (CSME), with
the promise of the latter and
more vital dimension
becoming a reality in two
years time.
Nationally, it is the year
. when Guyan~ holds sch-diided
general elections and
its Executive Presideni, Bharral
Jagdco. leads the incumbent
People's Progressive Party/

Civic for his second and final
term as Head of State.
He would enter the election
campaign on a high note of
optimism for a fourth
consecutive victory by the PPP/
C which had returned to power
in October 1992 under its now
late founder-leader. Chcddi
Jagan, after languishing in the
opposition during 28 years of
unbroken governance by the
People's National Congress.
Across in Trinidad and
Tobago there are mounting
speculations of a likely snap
general election, although Prime
Minister Patrick Manning
currently seemlIs quite

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In Jamaica, Prime Minister
P.J. Patterson is getting ready to
retire by April from active
party politics, having been
involved, in various capacities.
for more than three scores of
his 70 years in the region's
quest for the closest forms of
functional and economic
cooperation, including external
'Barbados should, in t'he
meanwhile, be holding its much
debated but elusive national
referendum on whether to move
away from an anachronistic
monarchical governance system
still prevailing in most
CARICOM states, including
Jamaica to become a
constitutional republic with a
non-executive presidency.
In St. Vincent and the
Grenadines, Prime Minister
Ralph Gonsalves.
overwhelmingly re-elected last
month for a second term, has
lost no time in urging an
amendment to the mandate of
the existing Constitution
Review Commission for
consideration to be given for
that Eastern Caribbean nation
also switching to republican
In the field of external
relations. CARICOM will be
even more focused in 2006 on
securing the best possible
advantages in trade
and economic negotiations on
three fronts World Trade
Organisation (WTO). European
Union (EU) and the emerging
Free Trade Area of the Americas

With hopes of leaving
behind the horrors of crime and
violence that so deeply scarred
this and other states of the
region in 2005, a primary
challenge for CARICOM in
2006 must be the unravelling
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Community's leaders.
Kidnappings for ransom,
with an apparent overwhelming
preference for victims of a
particular ethnicity, is as
terrifying and brutal to the image
of Trinidad and Tobago with its
record 384 murders, as the
unprecedented and climbing
murders (more than 1650 at the
time of writing) in Jamaica.
But CARICOM suffered
severe body bldws riot jst' from
an epidemic of crime and
violence and the killer HI\ ;
AIDS disease. Its reputation
also took further battering
during 2005 in the sport for
which it is best known
internationally cricket.

avoiding over the past two years
in particular.

For instance, having in
place a more effective system of
governance of Community
affairs, with the implementation
of proposals for a high-level

Government, are scheduled to
meet to consider a report from
a technical committee, chaired
by President of the Caribbean
Development Bank.
Compton Bourne, on
approaches to establish the
long-promised Regional
Development Fund (RDF).

Minister Manning who
will assume the chairmanship
from St. Lucia's Kenny
Anthony until the next regular
annual summit in July.
At that meeting should
begin a more concentrated
focus on the functioning of
the CSME-a single
economy or common
economic space that has been
targeted for 2008.
the reckoning of some of the
region's outstanding economists.
such as Clive Thomas and
Havelock Brewster, our political
directorate simply has to place
political integration on
CARICOM's agenda if they are

Neither the West Indies CARICO Commission with This Fund, to which serious about creating a counon
Cricket Board nor the Test executive authority. Trinidad and Tobago has economic space which would be
players can escape blame. Some A serious approach in this already committed an initial difficult to realise within the
very hard decisions would have direction too often expediently US$10 million, and Barbados existing framework of a
pushed to the back-burner to some US$2 million, is integral to "Community of sovereign
satisfy the idiosyncrasies of the participation in the CSME states".
one Prime Minister or the other by disadvantaged economies Prevailing political timidity
could lead to what is that need to be compensated in of some leaders, both in
considered essential to a the short term for revenue government and opposition,
common economic space but losses in the functioning of the may however, continue to pose
continues to be elusive a major hurdle to a regional
regional political integration. political framework. The
The ceremonial signing sort of timidity or lack of
ceremony for the single market commitment to change as
component of the CSME. is being played out in some
scheduled to take place on countries, Jamaica and
Prime Minister PJ Patterson January 23 in Jamaica by the Barbados, for example, on
leaders of at least nine of the 15 moving to republican status
to be made about the countries comprising the in governance.
functioning of the WICB in its Community. Prime Minister
management of West Indies Three of the 15 have been Patterson is expected to be
cricket beyond World Cup 2007. exempted from signing until '" the centre of glowing tributes
Particularly in view of the around March 30. for varying by his Community
lack of confidence currently reasons Grenada. St. Kitts and colleagues at their Inter-
being expressed in the board's Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Sessional Meeting in Port-
management capability by Texan Grenadines. of-Spain for his sterling
tycoon Allen Stanford, for his Another three will contributions to
proposed US$28 million 20/20 simply not be on board either Prime Minister Patrick Manning CARICOM.
cricket tournament for later out of disinterest (The What would be
this year. Bahamas). lack of necessary single market. quite uppermost in the
When the Community preparations (Haiti) or a thinking of citizens of
leaders meet in Trinidad and mixture of its colonial status FEBRUARY MEETING CARICOM is whether
"Tobago for their first Inter and failure to plan ahead From the ceremonial the leaders would have
Sessional Meeting from (Montserrat). inauguration of the CSME in something new and
February 9-10. it is to be On January 24. the day Jamaica, the Community leaders meaningful to effectively
expected that they would after the CSME signing will assemble in Trinidad and counter the crime
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IT'S a New Year and I'll be
looking for plenty weed and
grass this year.
It's my duty as an Honor-
ary Rasta because a Ras has to
do what a Ras has to do.
And I Ras Rief Khan will
be looking for a lot of weed and
grass in this new year.
This Ras is a grass man who
grew up in plenty, plenty weed
and grass and I have to answer
the grass call.
Never mind that irate reader
who sent me an e-mail calling
me a jackass after I reported
that Ras Abdalla Tafari Wadada
(Allan La Rose) had presented
me with a calabash for Christ-
That reader obviously
very, very upset at my Honor-
ary Rasta status suggested
that Ras Wadada should instead
have given me a Rasta wig to
glue on my head. Hee Haw!
He is so obviously
blinkered by the race image
that's glued over his eyes that
he sees the Rasta excursions I
am into as some weird kind of
betrayal of the Indian I am. And
I should be disgraced by being


condemned to wear a Rasta wig
glued to my head.
Well, wake up and smell the
grass from this Ras. I am proud
of my Indian heritage; I love
dhall and rice and roti and curry
and I am a chutney man and you
can't wine like me!
But probably because I am
descended from a warrior tribe
in the ancient land to where I
some day hope to trace my
roots, 1 can't stand foolishness
and I dance to drumbeats I can't
And as a scribe from the
tribe of man, I transcend all
colour and race. I also belong to
the human race and this Ras
does not have to stick a Rasta
wig on his head to join the chant
against all the foolishness and
doltishness in this land race.
hate mongering included.
The Rasta for me is the
chant of Bob Marley and Walter
Rodney and other good breth-
ren like them against the evil in
the land and I joyfully join in
their refrain in the struggle for a
new day for all of us.

Have you ever heard tassa
drums and African drums being
beaten together? What a joyous
noise they make!
The true Rasta spirit is my
kindred spirit spawned long,
long ago and far, far away in the
land from whence my ancestors
came and I see no betrayal in an
honorary association with those
professing the real faith. Jah
Rastafari! Praises to the Most
And so to my planned
weed and grass forays this year.
What's that you say?
I better watch out because
the Police will be watching me
closely as I watch for weed and
grass? Look, rest this Ras.
The Police Force would be
better off trying to track down
the cheese-prone people high in
its ranks who sold that FBI
sketch to other people than
watching me and my grass and
weed business.
That scandal about the FBI
(Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion) sketch of a man wanted for
questioning into the December

Fearing the



OF ALL the end of year holi- are tied behind their backs, we
days, I've always looked for- need a miracle to alter our land-
ward to the Old 'Year's day scape that has been soiled by
transition into the New Year,. overflowing blood.
mainly because it symbolises In Jamaica and in Trinidad
a chance for new beginnings, and Tobago the murder rates
Although there are rarely have 'hot through the ceiling,
any major personal changes in crossing I.4100 and 380 respec-
the new year that follows, the tively. That's how many per-
last day of the old year gives me sons that' have either been
an opportunity to refleCt on the gunned ddwn, stabbed to death
past 12 months and perhaps re- or snuffedlout in some other hei-
solve to make minor changes nous ways.
and adjustments. Compare us to Toronto, a
By the time you're reading, city of three million whose au-
this, I would have gone through thorities are thoroughly worried
this ritual for the umpteenth about their murder rate, which
time, making the same pledges up to the time of writing did not
of yesteryear and praying to cross 80.
God to continue keeping the H1V/AIDS is not the only
family well-protected. Although reason why we're losing our
I'm looking forward to the start productive people. It is also
of the new year, I continue to murder.
feel terribly disturbed about the As an example, Mark Rat-
myriad of problems in our so- tan, home for the Christmas
cities and the uncertainties holidays in Trinidad, was bru-
likely to be in store for our Car- tally stabbed to death and his
ibbean populations in the new body dumped in a drain in what
year. is believed to be a kidnapping
Sorry to sound like such a attempt.
pessimist but given the state of Mark, just 18 years old, was
our countries in 2005, particu- already a second year medical
tardy with criminals running student at the St George's Uni-
rampag an'd"thde'authorities .: Versity, having got at full schol-'
l,-l-;n -ac thniioh their hand q archin In tostuv in Ihe nrofe.s

sion to continue in the foot-
steps of his father.
From all who publicly bore
witness to Mark's character, he
was the sort of ideal young man
that we want to see more of in
the Caribbean. Although a
young intellect, he was also the
lead singer of a band that he and
his young friends formed.
One of the last occasions he
performed on stage was when
he organised a relief fynd for the
victims of Hurricane Ivan in
Grenada where he studied medi-
I think all parents who
want their children to aspire like
Mark felt the pain of his par-
ents, Dr Dipchand Rattan and
his wife Vidya.
Yet another loss of produc-
tive life at the hands of murder-
A close family friend of-
fered up his reason why mur-
ders continue to soar in our
small countries: the police don't
seem to take murders seriously.
If it was treated as priority, po-
lice would hunt for murderers
before another digit'is added to
the statistics.
Atd he very '% might be
;inht cinrP there iC n \prv In t

10 murder of American health
care consultant Hubert Daniel
Thompson at Le Meridien Pe-
gasus Hotel in Georgetown be-
ing leaked to a newspaper here
before it was to have been offi-
cially released to the media, has
got a lot of people top local
Police officers included very,
very jumpy.
So jumpy, 1 heard, that the
Police top brass ordered a check
of the hard drive of the comput-
ers at the Police Force Public
Relations Department to see if
they could track down the
cheese-prone people who e-
mailed the FBI sketch to the
newspaper, without being
authorised, for a good chunk of
My sources tell me that the
men trying to smell out the
cheese-prone officers were
sniffing at the wrong doors and
the wrong computers the FBI
and the United States Embassy
here would not have first sent
that sketch to the Police Public
Relations section. That's not
their job.

detection rate for murder in
Trinidad and Tobago. Out of the
384 murders committed in
Trinidad and Tobago at the time
of writing, police admitted that
only 83 have been "solved."
As 2006 opens, the Patrick
Manning administration has
unveiled a 12-year-old re-
vamped airship from the
United States, costing taxpay-
ers US$100,000 monthly to
help catch criminals.
The first airship purchased
last July for TT$26 million
(about US$4 million) with an
additional TT$14 million (just
over US$2 million) to purchase
on-board equipment has mal-
functioned while the Eye-in-the-
Sky tower in down town Port
of Spain has apparently gone
blind and has also become non-
With. the annual Carnival
bacchanal around the corner,
government and the security au-

The FBI and the embassy
know who they sent that sketch
to and the Police sniff men
should have been checking e-
mails sent from computers other ;
than from the PR office.
And why did they not
swoop down, lock down and
sniff at the computers at the
newspaper office? Are some
people deathly afraid of where
that trail would lead to?
Some, senior people are so
jumpy abput this FBI sketch
leak scandal that, I heard, they
weren't into any serious jump-
ing up last pight at the grand Old
Year's Niglt ball at the Police
Officers Mess' in Georgetown.
Thly were probably desperately
trying to shake off some 'old' ac-
quaintances and looking over
their shoulders to see if they
could spot the FBI agents
watching them!
It looks like the newspaper

thorities in the country are
once again promising a very
sceptic, population that
Blimp Two will help reduce
Their assurances are,
however, not very convincing
as many people are still mak-
ing plans to migrate.
A friend at the Canadian
embassy in Port of Spain con-
fided to me that every day the
embassy receives tons of ap-
plications from people look-
ing to migrate. I'm sure the
same is at the U.S. embassy.
I've just bidden farewell
to two wonderful talented
people who next week will be
making the long journey from
Port of Spain to New
Zealand with their children to
start a new life there.
Like others I know, the
violence has reached too close
to their homes and regretta-
bly they made the decision to
leave the country that they
love so much.
While writing this col-
umn, a Guyanese colleague
living in New York is making
plans to get his parents out
of Georgetown before the
next.general elections. He
fears that the violence that
has overtaken Guyana could
get worse during the run up
to the polls and after.
Unless our authorities re-
ally have a control over the
criminals in the country, I'm
afraid 2006 is going to be the
same or even worse than
I hope I'm-wronig.

boys also nervous, nervous. It
appears that they are so ner-
vous that the usual Police crime
'scoops' have dropped from
their hands and from the news-
paper. Surprise, surprise!
And a lot more people are
very, very, very nervous now at
the news that the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration
will soon be setting up a base
What's that you say? I
should be worried too? Why?
Because the DEA will also
be interested in the grass and
weed business I am getting into
this year?
Hold on a grass-picking
The weed and grass affair 1 I
am talking about is what Presi-
dent Bharrat Jagdeo is into and
it's the kind of stuff my father
introduced me to when I left
high school and couldn't find a
My father was for many
years dealing in weed and grass
deep in the back lands of the
village where we lvle' .ad I and
another brother and some
friends joined his and other
gangs to earn bread from the
So, it's something I cut my
job-hunting teeth on and am
skilled in and now that the
President is going into the busi-
ness in a big way, I plan to help
Why you telling me'to
keep quiet about this weed and
grass business and to stop drag-
ging Mr Jagdeo into it?
Look, there's nothing hush-
hush about this thing the Presi-
dent is getting involved in.
He is constantly worried
about floods and has an-
nounced that he will be setting
up a 3,000-strong force that will
be deployed all year round to
keep the drainage canals around
the country clear of grass and
weeds that clog them up and
prevent water from draining
quickly off the land.
And that's what my father
and his cutlass-wielding gangs.
which I later joined, used to
chop year round to keep the
drainage canals clear and the
water flowing freely.
What other weed and grass
you thought I was talking
Like you been sniffing grass
or weed or what? Watch what
you smoking while the FBI and
DEA people snifiing'a'rounhd

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 1, 2006



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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 1, 2006



By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business executive and former Caribbean
diplomat who publishes widely on Small States in the global

THE Guyana Government is reported to be considering the
establishment of a presence in Guyana of the United States
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
This announcement was made by the Head of the Presidential
Secretariat in Guyana, Dr Roger Luncheon.
In making the announcement Dr Luncheon appeared to concede
that the local drug and law enforcement agencies need help in
combating the scourge of drug trafficking that has plagued not only
Guyana but practically every country in the Caribbean.
There is no shame in this.
The resources of the drug traffickers are simply much greater
than the meagre resources of small countries which must allocate
such resources to delivering a wide range of goods and services to
its citizens including health care, education, roads and other
infrastructure. i
Governments of small countries cannot match the amount of
money that drug traffickers can spend. The international drugs
industry for that is what it has become is probably second
only to oil and gas in the scope of its reach and the scale of its
Governments of rich countries, such as the United States,
cannot cope on their own either. If the U.S. could have successfully
fought the battle against the traffic in narcotics within its own
borders, it would have no need to extend its reach into other
But the U.S. takes the position that the battle against drugs is
better fought by cutting off the supply from outside countries, rather
than trying to stop the demand within its own country.
In a sense, the U.S. position is helpful to countries in the
Caribbean because drug trafficking has become a major scourge
within the region itself. It is now believed that drug trafficking is
the single largest contributor to the increase in violent crime which
is evident throughout the area.
It has led to an increase in illegal firearms, to ritual executions,
to turf wars between rival drug trafficking gangs, and to kidnapping.
On another side, the creation of a drug habit amongst the local

populations, especially young men, has also spurred increased
robberies of both homes and businesses.
More than any other phenomena, drug trafficking in the
Caribbean has destabilised the region, and if it continues to
foster crime at an increasing pace it will frighten away foreign
investment as much as it will panic local people to move
The region, therefore, needs help to cope with drug trafficking,
and a relationship between the Guyana and U.S. governments to
tackle the problem in Guyana may indeed be necessary now.
The U.S. Bureau for International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement in its 2005 report described Guyana as "an easy transit
point for cocaine trafficking from South America to the U.S., Europe
and the Caribbean". It said: "Crimes believed linked to narcotics
trafficking are on the rise in Georgetown and the informal economy
(believed to be fuelled by drug proceeds) is suspected to be between
40-60 per cent of the formal sector".
The terms of the arrangement between Guyana and the U.S.
will be problematic.
For instance, what powers will be given to the officers of the
DEA? Will they be accountable to the Commissioner of Police in
Guyana or will they be an independent body? Will the officers
enjoy immunity for their actions in Guyana? How long will they
be present in Guyana? And, who will pay their costs?
SThese are questions that no doubt the Guyana Government is
debating With the U.S., for while U.S. assistance is clearly needed
to fight the problem, the framework in which such assistance is
given should not lead to resentment from local law enforcement
officers or to legal challenges.
But, for all that, the problems posed by an arrangement for a
DEA presence on Caribbean territory are not insurmountable.
There is already in the region experience of agreements
with the U.S. on dealing with drug trafficking. Guyana could
draw on this experience.
For instance, the Bahamas has signed a Comprehensive
Maritime Agreement to provide U.S. law enforcement officers a legal
framework for their operations, and the seven Eastern Caribbean
states have maritime law enforcement agreements with the U.S. that
allow 'hot pursuit' of drug traffickers in territorial waters of an
Eastern Caribbean state by the U.S. coast guard.
i The sad thing about all this is that Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARICOM) countries did not collectively

negotiate agreements with the US
and other countries for agn ancc
in coping with the illicit :rjt.lic
Of even greater concern i that
while agreements have been sig ned
with the U.S. government all ing
for U.S. activity in Caribbean
territories, CARICOM countries
have not established agreementse
among themselves for local pol ice
and coast guards to pIurulue
traffickers in each other', -. U:jer.
What this points toa w the
weakness in the joint go, rnance
system of CARICOM.
IThe problems of drug
trafficking and crime have been SIR RONALD SANDERS
on the CARICOM agenda for
years; and comprehensive reports have been submitted by
expert groups with firm recommendations for a CARICOM
architecture to deal with crime.
There has long been a proposal for the creation of a CARICOM
rapid response force with cross-territorial law enforcement powers.
But, so far no action has been taken.
In this connection, countries, such as Guyana, faced not only
with the increasing problem of drug trafficking and crime within its
borders, but also with the strong disapproval of the international
community, cannot await Caribbean-wide action.
To both cope with the challenges of drug trafficking at home
and to meet the concerns of powerful countries upon whom it relies,
small countries like Guyana are compelled to contemplate
agreements such as allowing the U.S. DEA a presence in its territory.
As the Caribbean enters 2006 with the break-up of the West
Indies Federation now 44 years behind it, and the integration process
now 38 years old since the formationI of the Caribbean Free Trade
Agreement (CARIFTA) in 1968, it is time that solutions to national
problems be sought in a regional contest, particularly where the
problems, such as drug trafficking, are also shared regionally.
The alternative is a continued dependence on external
agencies in critical areas of national and regional life, and a
continuous show of the hollowness of national independence.
(Responses to:

First, the good news. In October, a comprehensive three-year
study led by Andrew Mack, former director of the Strategic
Planning Unit in the office of United Nations Secretary-Gen-
eral Kofi Annan, concluded that there have been major de-
clines in armed conflicts, genocides, human rights abuses, mili-
tary coups and international crises worldwide. The survey, com-
missioned by Britain, Canada, Norway, Sweden and Switzer-
land and conducted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues at-
the University of British Columbia, revealed a drop of over 40
per cent in the number of armed conflicts since 1992 and for
the biggest conflicts, involving more than 1,000 battle-deaths
per year, the drop was 80 per cent.
The international media by their very nature will always offer
us an image of global chaos, but in fact the Americas, Europe and
Asia were almost entirely at peace during 2005, Colombia,
Chechnya, Afghanistan, Nepal and the southern Philippines being
the major exceptions. The Middle East was also at peace, except
for the American war in Iraq, and even sub-Saharan Africa, home to
over half the world's remaining wars, saw some major improve-
ments during the year.
The peace agreement in Sudan in February ended the continent's
longest and worst civil war, and the death of southern leader John
Garang in a helicopter crash only weeks afterwards did not upset
the deal. By the end of the year millions of southern refugees were
making their way home, and even the separate and more recent con-
flict in Darfur in western Sudan, which has killed some 200,000
people and made up to two million homeless, was abating in inten-
sity. On the opposite side of the continent, the November election
of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as Africa's first woman president proved
that the long civil war in Liberia was finally over. The integration
of rebel (Hutu) forces and the regular (Tutsi) army in Burundi, to-
gether with the election of a Hutu president, suggested that the even
longer civil war in that country might also be finished.
Africa is still the poorest continent, and the most turbulent one.
Ethiopia's first free election ended in violence in May. the threat of
another border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea grew throughout
the year, and the attempt to recreate some sort of central govern-
ment in Somalia after fourteen years of anarchy was falling apart at
year's end. Ivory Coast, cut in half in 2002 after a failed coup led
to a civil war, made only halting progress towards reconciliation.
and sporadic outbreaks of violence continued to interrupt the peace-
building process in eastern Congo.
But southern Africa was entirely at peace. so much so that the
Mozambicans began discussing w whether they should remove the
outline of an AK-47 rifle from their national flag. Almost every
,ornihrn Atfric:in cnInltrv \as not only delemolcralic utll also making

A dark cloud ling over the future of the continent's one
industrialized country, South Africa, was lifted when Deputy
PresidentJacob Zuma was driven from office on charges of corrup-
tion and rape. Zuma, the standard-bearer for the ruling African Na-
tional Congres.'s more populist elements, might have derailed the
whole delicate project for gradually
transferring wealth and power to
V- the non-white majority without
panicking local whites and foreign
investors if he had succeeded
President Thabo Mbeki, but he
now seems permanently out of the
w. i h The only other region of the
"4 '.f- world that rivalled Africa in politi-
cal turbulence was the Middle East
Sand if you count the guerilla war
Unleashed by the US invasion of
e Iraq as a genuinely regional event,
then the Middle East even gave Af-
rica a run for its money in the past
year in terms of military casualties.
But almost all the killing was con-
fined to the cauldron of Iraq; else-
where, the upheavals were mainly
The biggest changes by far were in Israel and Palestine, where
a series of radical shifts altered the whole political landscape. The
death of Yasser Arafat in late 2004 brought Mahmoud Abbas, a
much cannier and more presentable leader, to the presidency of the
Palestinian Authority last January, but a new Palestinian parliamen-
tary election was repeatedly postponed (it is now scheduled for 9
January) because of fears that the Hamas party, which rejects ter-
riiorial'compromise with Israel in return for peace, would win a
majority in the new parliament. This did not much matter so long,
as Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's government \\as determined
to impose a unilateral peace on the Palestinians. hut now the bal-
ance of forces has become much more fluid and unpredictable.
Right down to August, when Sharon forced the evacuation of
Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip against strong opposition from
within his own Likud Party. his strategy seemed to be working. The
Gaza withdrawal guaranteed that he would lace no serious pres-
sure from the United States for further concessions for at least a
year or two. and meanwhile the "security fence" that would define
the new de fact border between Israel and the occupied territories
continued to snake its way across the West Bank. Buti hen his

replacement, and his Labour Party ally, Shimon Peres, was over-
thrown as leader of his own party by Amir Peret.
Peretz, a trade-union leader who favours direct peace negotia-
tions with the Palestinians on the basis of the existing borders,
promptly broke the coalition with Likud, whereupon Peres quit
the Labour Party entirely. Faced with the prospect of being pushed
out by Netanyahu, Sharon also quit Likud, taking more than half
its members of parliament with him, and together he and Peres
founded the new Kadima ("Forward") Party. Israel will now go to
the polls shortly after the Palestinians do, and the possibility ex-
ists that it could elect aLabour government led by Peretz that is
ready to open genuine peace talks with Mahmoud Abbas. But the
possibility also exists that Hamas and other Islamist radicals will
launch another suicide-bombing campaign in Israel designed to drive
Israelis into the arms of Likud and/or Kadima, and thus avert the
threat of a durable compromise peace.
The other potentially epochal event in the region was the open-
ing of talks for Turkey's membership in the European Union on 3
October. It may be a decade or more before these talks conclude,
but if they are successful, they will begin heal a wound that has
divided the old classical world around the Mediterranean ever since
half of it fell under Muslim rule a millennium ago. Despite the set-
back to the EU in late May and early June, when France and the
Netherlands voted against a new European constitution, thus doom-
ing that project for the foreseeable future, the larger project of Eu-
ropean unification continues. In the view of some idealists on both
sides of the historic divide, it even begins to morph into a project
for the reconstruction of the broader, older civilisation from which
both Islam and "Christendom" are descended.
Developments elsewhere in the region were less dramatic. There
were Egyptian elections in the autumn that brought the country
perhaps ten percent closer to genuine democracy, but with no
guarantee that it will ever cover the rest of the distance. In Iran's
presidential election in June, over half the population refused to
vote for the heavily vetted list of candidates presented to it by the
conservative religious authorities, and a simplistic nationalist and
religious radical, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, managed to win the
presidency with the votes of just one-third of the electors. The death
in August of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd changed nothing, since his
brother and heir Abdullah has already been running the kingdom
ever since Fahd's stroke ten years ago. The assassination of
Lebanon's former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri in February
(probably by Syrian intelligence operatives) triggered a non-violent
democratic movement in Lebanon and forced a Syrian military
withdrawal from the country. but the elections in May-June just
restored the old Lebanese system of alliances and coalitions between
different confessional groups. And then there was Iraq.
The "turning points" in Iraq came thick and fast, from
elections in January to a new government in May (after four
months of negotiations), a new constitution in August, a ref-
erendum on the constitution in October, and new elections in
December; but no corners were actually turned. At the end of
tho year. the resistance was as strong or stronger than it had

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 1, 2006

THE December 2005 report of
the Economic Commission
for Latin American and the
Caribbean (ECLAC) has
revealed that the number of
poor people in the Latin
American region declined by
13 million since 2003. But
even though the numbers
have dropped, more than 213
million people, or 41 per cent
of the region's population,
continue to live in poverty,
with 88 million (or nearly 17
per cent) existing in
conditions of extreme poverty.
These figures are grave
reminders that while percentage
points on poverty have fallen,
the real numbers of poor people
continue to be very high.
ECLAC stated that the region
met 51 per cent of the first
Millennium Goal of halving the
1990 extreme poverty levels by
the year 2015. However, since
15 of the 25 years have already
elapsed, the region, according to
the U.N. agency, is slipping
away from the target.
Significantly. the study also
found that remittances from
abroad have positively affected
the living conditions of many
families in the region. In 2004
remittances into Latin America
and the Caribbean amounted to
about US$45 billion which was
roughly the same amount as
direct foreign investment and
official development aid. But
while the average remittances
accounted for 10 per cent of
GDP in the region, the

2005 HAS come to an end. It
was a year of mixed fortunes:
a natural disaster followed by
phenomenal relief and
recovery; significant
damages to our productive
capacity by the flood that
were cushioned through our
sound economic and fiscal
management; huge shocks in
oil prices' despite these
setbacks, the State was able
to provide tax reduction on
fuel imports, pay a decent
wage increase and give a
massive hike in pensions.
Centrally-directed crime
activities continue to challenge
our security forces while more
resources are being pumped into
crime fighting, with creative and
innovative involvement of the
private sector and other groups.
The world economic
outlook continues to be
challenging but Guyana for the
past months has received a
considerable share of foreign
and local investments in the
The historical ethnic and
other social diversity was still
being exploited by a few. But as
a nation we are aggressively
building national unity. And the
list goes on.
From every challenge we
have bounced back stronger due
to the will and forward-looking
spirit of our people and
committed and focused national
leadership. There are enough
positives for real optimism and
hope in the coming period.
I recently alluded to certain
signs from various social
quarters political parties and


Extreme poverty remains

high in Latin America

and the Caribbean

proportion was higher in Haiti
(29 per cent), Nicaragua (18 per
cent), Guyana and Jamaica (17
per cent) and El Salvador (16
per cent).
In addition, the report also
analysed the developments in
the region's economy in 2005
and made projections for 2006.
It found that in 2005, the
economy of Latin America and
the Caribbean grew overall by
4.3 per cent, marking the third
successive year of growth.
But while ECLAC noted
that unemployment rates fell
from 10.3 per cent in 2004 to
9.3 per cent in 2005, trade
unionists in various countries
continue to insist that these
rates in many of the countries
are higher than these statistics
Higher economic growth
rate patterns in the larger and
more economically developed
Mercosur and Andean
communities contrast sharply
with those of some countries in
the Caribbean sub-region. The
Caribbean countries have been
hit hard by the rising oil prices
during 2005, forcing many of
them to utilise a greater part of
their budgetary resources to
meet payments for oil imports.
Further, they have been
battered over the past few years
by natural disasters, including
hurricanes and floods, which
have severely slowed down
economic development.
Guyana, for example, in 2004,
showed only 1.6 per cent real

growth in the economy in 2004
although the target aimed for
was 2.5 per cent.
Positive growth in the
Caribbean sub-region has
suffered as a result of a number
of factors. These include the
expanding crime rate, and
security is an obvious concern
of both the local and foreign
investors. And even though
political stability has improved
greatly over the past decade.
there is some fear that crime is
becoming more and more
politicised in the region, thus
causing some obvious concerns
among foreign investors and the
local business communities.
On the other hand, the
forward move of representative
democracy throughout the
region and the promotion of
social development programmes
by many governments have
helped to promote the region as
an attractive area for foreign
investment. Nevertheless, some
foreign investors also point to
some archaic investments laws
in the region and the
indecisiveness of the local
authorities in agreeing to certain
types of investments financed
by foreign business interests.
And throughout many of these
countries, the globalisation
concept has mixed support.
with many local entrepreneurs
expressing fear over competition
from new business enterprises.
In the Caribbean sub-region,
the populations of some of the
countries remain either, very

small or without any steady
growth. This factor has proven
to be detrimental in supporting
the sustainability of new
industries since the local market
for the products remain small
and weak. The steady migration
of skills from these countries
also continues to retard the
economic development process.
With the region falling
short of the Millennium
Goal target of combating
extreme poverty, all the
countries of Latin America
and the Caribbean may have
to re-prioritise their
economic targets in the
coming years. While applying
capitalist modes of production
and investment and targeting
the large markets in the
North may boost economic
growth rates, one is left to
wonder if this process will
help to distribute the
generated wealth in order to
reduce the rate of extreme
poverty in these countries.
High economic growth rates
do not always necessarily
translate into low poverty
rates. Perhaps such re-
prioritising can mean an
expansion in social
programmes to improve the
standards of living and
reducing the poverty level of
almost 41 per cent of the
people of the region.

(Dr. Odeen Ishmael is
Guyana's Ambassador to


S by Robert Peersaud. MBA '

dia/political commentators arena. No one lmuI he criticsed
o want to create bleak and for expressing his ..r hier
>eless feelings among our political view People shoi-ild
rulation. They want to be free to coimie iiouL .nd si.iie
Ip the lifting ofthe spirit and their political piefeience,

good feelings in our society.
During the past days, we
have seen increased political
digging-in by a few of those who
present themselves as media/
political commentators. Many
of these individuals seem
impatient to await the 2006
electoral season to express their
political diatribes dressed-up as
social commentaries.
A glance at a recent talk-
show on an Opposition station
was revealing as it confirms
certain suspicions about the role
of known personalities in our
midst. Unexpectedly so soon,
certain actors, including the
publishers of the Stabroek News
and Guyana Review drew their
'political swords' at the
administration on the eve of
2006. Not that these can have
any impact and it comes as no
surprise as these publications'
editorial line has consistently
been non-supportive of the
administration. But that is the
publishers' right and business to
align themselves and express
political views.
I fully respect freedom of
expression and even encourage
more players in the political

unapologetically. What I abhor
is 'closet politicians' or
surrogates of certain parties
who misuse their privileged
position and access to attempt
political ambushes.
In spite of my differences
with CN Sharma and Tony
Vieira, I respect their decisions
to state openly their political
associations and present
themselves as political players.
Vieira and Sharma have both
publicly committed themselves
to the removal of the
Government and as such, it is
expected that their television
stations will tow the line. No
doubt, the public being aware of
their objectives, will receive
those channels' programmes and
views with that factor in mind.
Another concern is that we
are some seven months away
from General Elections, but the
eagerness by some to draw their
political swords is evident. A
pertinent question is: why is
there such a haste to force the
country into the election mode?
The Elections campaign season
not only brings out the 'best'
ideas and plans by the
competing groups. but there is


also the unhelpful pollution of
the social atmosphere. This we
ought not to encourage. Some of
the comments expressed too
have not helped to make the
impending political campaign
season a more constructive one
and ensure a welcome post-
Election situation, whatever the
results. There is still hope and
time for a change for these
persons. I say, let us bury the
political swords for now.
especially as we enter a new
It behooves all players in the
political arena (including those
in the closets) to conduct
ourselves in a manner that can
only lead to stability and
maturity in the activities for the
coming year. We should all
ensure that in 2006 we have
healthy competition and
exchanges based on ideas and
plans. Confrontational and
divisive politics must be avoided
like the 'bird flu.' A simple
motto leaders and supporters
may want to pay attention to in
2006 is all must stay the
course for Guyana.

2005 Year-Ender
(From page eight)
been at the start. American military dead had passed the
2.000 mark. the U.S.-backed Iraqi army and police were still
largely! unable or unwilling to fight on their own. and the
possibility that the Iraqi state might actually break up.
throwing all the existing borders of the region into ques-
tion, had ceased to be mere fantasy But the impact of the
lraq conflict on the rest of the region has so far been sur-
prisingly limited: heightened anti-American sentiment.
some terrorist bombs in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. and an
upsurge in recruiting for Islamist extremist
organizations. The impact in the United States has been con-
siderably greater.
"\We .ill ne\er gi.e in. and ue \\ill accept anmihing
lesI than complete %ctory." said President George \\ Bush in a
speech last month. and he t.ill doubles continue to tough it
out. because admiring that inading Iraq , a gha-il mistake
v .'uld hate huge political consequences for him and hi%
pa.Jr Howeer -\nerican public opinion, long insulated from the
reality\ of failure in Iraq b. uncritical media coverage of the \\ar.
beenn io lose faith in the administration when confronted inh
wtt arrogant and incompetent response to the disaster of Hurricane
Kainna in September bi December. Mr Bush' raing in opinion
poll, had reached an all-time low \With three earss of his second
mandate sltl to run. he does not sel face 0 ern helping political
or popular pressure to change course on raq but he i, at rik
of becoming a premature 'lame duck". seen as an electoral
handicap by his o n party and therefore unable to command
obedience in Congress.
The most remarkable result of the Bush Adminmirraton', ob-
session with remaking the Middle East has been Washington ,
astonishing failure to pa\ attention to Latin Amenca a failure
all the more remarkable attennon nhen the U.S. president i. a
Tesan \,ho speaks Iluent Spani.h The Free Trade Area ..Il the
Amenca.. once a pel Republican project. has witheredd js more
and more Latin American countrie, elect lelit-\\ m parties ih.ll
are proloundls hostile to it. but apan from half-hearted suppon
for a Loup that tried to o\ernhrow \enezuela', President Hugo
Clha'.ez to )eajs agi., \Washington has not _nce acted to bloL.k
or remove these governments.
Well o er hal f he population of Latin .America is already ruled
by leftist governments whose relation, % ibih ollicial \ashington
are very cool up from only ten percent when Mr. Bush first
took office, and the proportion might reach two-thirds during this
coming year if the Mexican election also swings that country to
the left The Bush Administration is so good at alienating old
fnend- ,and allies that even the Canadian election campaign was
taking on a distinctly anti-American fla..,ur a .Near's end.
Europe had a rel.iat.el\ une,.entful '.ear apart from the re-
jection of the new EU consituiion in the spring
referendum- There were bombs in London underground trains
and buses in July. but apart from that Europe remained alniost
as free from the alleged terrorist threat as the Unied Statesc
itself Germanr finally, goi a ne'\ govemment in November, almost
is\o month after the election that ended the reign of Gerhard
Schioeder's Social Democrats, but the outcome was so finely
balanced that the new Cabinet as; almost half Socialists: the new
Chancellor. Chn-tan Democrati Partn leaderAngela Merkel, will
not be .ble to dJ erge .er fa'.r Iroim Schroeder's cautious policies.
The poorest parts of Paris, and subsequently of other French
cities, erupted in riots in November that were widely
misrepresented as an uprising by the country's disadvantaged
Mu-lim inuin but %ere actually .in incoherent. apulilical revolt
b\ all the country ', neglected and discarded minorities, including
the bottom end of the old while working class. (The riots in
Australia in December. on iheoiher hand, really were about race
.and religion.,
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi managed to cobble
toge her a ne'. coahuion % hen his existing government fell in April,
but he is unlikely to stay in office past next year's elections.
Bnrtih Prune Minister Tony Blair scrambled back into office in
a spring election u ith a maiontl cut in half because of popular
discontenit ,iih Britain's in\oliemeni in the Iraq war, but the
Insh Republican Armni's decision to )destro. its entire arsenal in
September. pulling a definite end to the armed campaign in
Norhern Ireland thal it suspended el\ en e ears ago. as a success
for Blair's paltent diplomacy. It stood in sharp contrast to the
Spanish go\ ernment's continuing failure to reach a lasting cea.seftre
\ ith ETA. the severely weakened nutliary \ring of the Basque
separatist movement (,hic.h paral sed Madrid in early December
with fite small bombs on road, around the :ity i
Further east, Pollih \oters sn. itched horses in September. re-
lecung a go' erniient led b\ fonner Comrimunils in fai our of par
ties descended from Solid.iniv and closely linked [li the Carihlic
church Croatia was finally allowed to become a formal candi-
date for EU membership in October, in return for giving
information to the Hague tribunal that led to the arrest of Croatia's
most-wanted war crimes suspect, General Ante Gotovina, in
December. And in the post-Soviet Muslim republics of Central
Asia, the mostly non-violent and more or less democratic
revolution in Kyrgyzstan in March did not cause a domino effect:
Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov got away with shooting l.own at
least 500l of his own citizens in October. Azerbaijuni dictator
Ilham Aliev cruised back into office in a highly dubious election
in November, and Kazakh dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev won
around 90 percent of the votes in an early December election.
The premier media event of the year was undoubtedly
the death of Pope John Paul II in March and the selection
of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI in April, but it is
unlikely that there will be any substantial changes of
Catholic doctrine or policy as a result. The year's most
important international event was unquestionably the
coming into effect of the Kyoto accord on climate change in
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WITH several infrastructural development
works in the pipeline, additional
strategies to make the country safer, and
plans to boost the information technology industry,
President Bharrat Jagdeo is optimistic that nation-
building goals will continue to be met in the new
In his new year message, broadcast simultaneously on radio and
television last evening, the President referred to the challenges of
2005 and looked forward to the new year and fresh goals.
Of prime concern is the crime situation, particularly armed at-
tacks, and the President said that before the end of 2006, there will
be 600 neighbourhood police based in villages and towns across
the country to strengthen law enforcement. A secretariat to coordi-
nate and assist community policing groups will also be
"Only with the cooperation and support of our people will we
manage to stamp out this scourge from our land. I would like to
express my appreciation to all those hard-working ranks of the Dis-
ciplined Services who continue to protect our people," the Guyanese
leader said in his message.
Among the other projections for the 2006 are improvements in
the education, housing and health sectors as well as better service
from the public utilities. The President said he will also launch,
early in the year, an Information Technology Strategy for Guyana.

The full text of the message reads:

"Fellow Guyanese,
I wish all of you a peaceful and prosperous New Year. May
the goodwill so evident at this time permeate your homes and
help your families to stay united and happy.
Thousands of Guyanese who live abroad have returned home
to be part of our traditional Christmas. I take this opportunity to
welcome all of them home. Over the holidays, I heard many re-
mark how exciting it was to once again experience this festive occa-
sion in Guyana. I am sure that they would all have experienced the
caring and sharing that mark this special period.
Sharing is characteristic of Guyanese, especially during the
Christmas holidays. And this holiday period was no exception. I
was deeply touched by the numerous acts of kindness demonstrated
by our citizens to the less fortunate in our midst. I was also moved
by the affection showered on the children and elderly within our
society. This overpowering spirit of compassion and selflessness
is a part of Guyanese culture and makes us unique as a people.
May the same compassion showered in such abundance over the
holiday season continue throughout the New Year.
The nation we seek to build must be established on a founda-
tion of humane values. Let us therefore, work towards a Guyana
where no child goes to bed hungry, no mother feels unworthy be-
cause she is unable to provide for her offspring, and no senior citi-
zen experiences neglect and loneliness. These things can be achieved
not only through economic policies but also require the kindness
of a caring people who understand that a great nation takes care of
all of its members.
The dawn of a New Year is a time to reflect on achievements
and shortcomings during the past year. And, as is customary, we
make fresh plans and set ourselves new goals to be accomplished
in the coming period. This we also do at the national level.
As we approach this task, I am filled with optimism, not only
because of the comprehensive national development plan your gov-
ernment has conceived and is implementing, but also because of
the fortitude and perseverance that I have seen demonstrated by
the Guyanese people over the past year. The strength of any na-
tion is to be found not just in its buildings, highways, bridges arid
economic indicators, but also in its national character, something
that we should all feel proud about.
This character was very evident during the January floods. It
was during those difficult weeks that the maturity of our nation
was confirmed. Faced with the worst national disaster in out

country's history, Guyanese from all walks of life reached across
divides in genuine solidarity with each other. Rich and poor, young
and old, hand in hand as a nation united in a Herculean effort to
bring relief to those affected. In those days our political affiliations,
race or religion did not matter; we were just Guyanese. I am proud
of the way Guyanese united and cooperated during that disaster.
I would also like to extend my appreciation to all those who
assisted in bringing assistance to the hundreds of thousands of per-
sons affected by the floods. To the religious organizations, the
Guyana Red Cross, other civil society groupings, private citizens
and the international community which came to our country's aid
at that time, I thank you most wholeheartedly for your support.
Guyana can count itself fortunate that, unlike many other di-
sasters elsewhere, we were able to recover quickly. It is testimony
to the character of our people.
Let us, however, at this time spare a thought for the many per-
sons in the Mahaica, Mahaicony and Abary areas whose house-
holds and farms are presently under water. I want them to know

that I understand the hardships that they are currently experienc-
ing and we are doing all we can to assist them.
Many other nations around the world experienced terrible di-
sasters in 2005. Many are still in the throes of suffering and recov-
ery. My government sends our heartfelt sympathies to all those
nations which suffered as a result of disasters in 2005. Though we
are still a developing country with still many unmet needs, we ex-
tended help to the affected countries as a token of our humanitar-
ian solidarity. As a people, we cannot turn a blind eye to the suf-
fering of others for we all belong to the common family of human-
I hope that in this New Year we can all work together to en-
sure that there is continued improvement in the quality of life of
all Guyanese. Throughout the past year, I made it my duty to meet
many of you and sha r in your pain, joys, hopes and aspirations. I
intend in this New Year to continue to meet with you in your com-
munities. It is a priority of my administration to improve the de-
livery of services to the people.
Often, citizens are made to unduly suffer because those en-
trusted with attending to them fail to do their jobs properly. Some-
times contractors do shoddy work, which, in a short period of time,
disintegrates, leaving communities frustrated.
Quite often, koker operators fail to do their jobs effectively,
resulting in unnecessary flooding affecting large numbers of
people. I am troubled when I learn about the hassles and de-
lays that many citizens endure to procure government services.
I also continue to receive reports about the haughty attitude
of many public officials. I am urging all who are in positions
of responsibility to see to it that those who are paid to deliver
services to our people are held accountable for their perfor-
This year will see many more Guyanese owning their homes. I
see the gleam in the faces of young couples who for the first time
in their lives have been able to move into their own homes and
build for themselves and their children a secure future. This year
will also witness many unserved areas receiving potable water and
electricity and the upgrading of squatter settlements. In addition,
many more will enjoy enhanced access to education and skills train-



DESPITE the challenges posed by extensive flooding in the
first two months of the year and the Mahaica/Mahaicony area
in December, the country came out stronger and more deter-
mined to march forward. This is according to the People's Pro-
gressive Party (PPP) in their New Year message.
The text of the message reads:
The People's Progressive Party (PPP) extends best wishes to
all Guyanese and to people everywhere for the New Year 2006.
The past year was a trying one for our people. We had to face
some of nature's destructive powers. The rains this year caused
extensive flooding in January and February. At the moment is has
also affected the Mahaica/Mahaicony areas.
In all of this we came out stronger and more determined to con-
tinue the march forward.
The New Year promises to bring with it many challenges. The
PPP/C Government has embarked on the construction of some mas-

sive infrastructural works. These are all important for the continu-
ation of the building of a strong and vibrant economy.
The challenges posed by the changes in trading arrangements,
particularly as it relates to our sugar industry will be faced work-
ing together to modernise and improve on efficiency and standards
at all levels.
The PPP has over the years worked tirelessly for national unity. To-
day, we can see that process moving forward. Our people are becoming
more united and our diversity is growing with real strength.
In 2006, the PPP will continue to work to consolidate and ex-
pand on the tremendous democratic gains we have made. We have
no doubt that together with all our democratic and peace loving
people we will succeed in the tasks ahead.
As we enter the New Year, let us resolve to redouble our effort to
strengthen national unity and for peace and progress in our country.
Once more a Happy New Year to all!

There is a construction boom taking place within our borders.
Within the public sector, there is a great deal of work being done to
improve the physical infrastructure. The country's infrastructure
continues to be modernised with an improved network of roads
and bridges; sea defences are being buttressed and communities
revitalised through the injection of funds for public works that will
yield benefits to citizens.
Our health sector continues to improve and this year will see a
number of exciting and life-saving initiatives. Through a joint ven-
ture, we are soon to establish a state-of-art cardiac unit at
Georgetown Public Hospital. This will allow heart surgery to take
place locally, thereby saving numerous lives and avoiding costly
overseas treatment. Last year, thousands of Guyanese benefited
from eye surgery. Thousands more will benefit this year.
New and exciting hubs of development are also mushrooming.
Local producers and manufacturers are taking advantages of the op-
portunities opened by the many trade shows held both locally and
internationally. More value-added production is taking place in ar-
eas such as furniture manufacturing and agro-processing.
Our tourism product is improving. There is robust investment
in the hospitality sector. This year will see the construction of many
new hotels and the upgrading of others already in existence. The
local entertainment circuit is also playing its part, contributing to
the provision of services that will benefit this sector.
Information technology offers tremendous promise. With
liberalisation of the telecommunication sector, information technol-
ogy can make a significant contribution in improving communica-
tion, providing new and improved goods and services, as well as
creating thousands of jobs for our young people. I would like to
see telephones, computers and broadband access in every school
and household in our country. Early in the New Year, I will launch
an Information Technology Strategy for Guyana that will hopefully
realise this goal.
In the economic sphere, Guyana has had some setbacks
with crippling oil prices and the threat of reduced export earn-
ings for sugar. However, we have already embarked on the re-
structuring of our sugar industry with the goal of increasing
output, reducing the cost of production and encouraging co-
generation through the utilisation of bagasse, a by- product
of sugar cane.
Despite the constraints, there is much to be hopeful about. Gold
prices have soared over the past year achieving record highs and
creating greater interest in the mining sector. There also continues
to be new investment and restructuring in the local bauxite indus-
try which spells good news for mining and neighboring communi-
Crime remains a major concern in our country, particularly the
incidence of armed attacks. I am mindful of the anxieties in our so-
ciety in the face of these wanton criminal assaults.
We have responded to this growing threat by increasing the re-
sources available to the Guyana Police Force. Today the Guyana
Police Force is better equipped than ever before. Before the end of
2006,-we will have six hundred neighbourhood police based in vil-
lages and towns across Guyana to strengthen law enforcement. We
will also operationalise a secretariat to coordinate and assist com-
munity-policing groups. We have already established a National
Commission on Law and Order, broadly comprised and non-parti-
San in outlook because security is everyone's business.
Only with the cooperation and support of our people will we
manage to stamp out this scourge from our land. I would like to
express my appreciation to all those hard-working ranks of the Dis-
ciplined Services who continue to protect our people.
Elections are constitutionally slated for this year. My govern-
ment would like to see elections held within the constitutional due
date. The Guyana Elections Commission, an independent body,
must be ready to have elections that meet the highest international
standards and capable of being certified as free and fair. Whatever
the outcome, all parties must respect the results of the elections
and our country must return to normalcy immediately so that we
can continue with the task of nation-building. The Disciplined
Forces are prepared and ready to secure peace during the pre and
post-elections period.
In the days, weeks and months ahead, there is much work to
be done. This year Guyana will be hosting the Meeting of the Rio
Group. This is an important and prestigious honour for our coun-
try. We continue to work feverishly to be ready for Cricket World
Cup 2007. In addition, Guyana will also this year be celebrating an
important milestone the fortieth anniversary of our independence.
I urge all Guyanese to help make our independence anniversary a
grand occasion that will emphasise the worth we attach to the
struggles of our fore-parents to free us from colonial bondage. The
preparations and hosting of these events require a national effort.
At stake is the very pride and reputation of our country. I there-
fore urge all Guyanese to do their part in ensuring their success.
Fellow Guyanese, the dream of a united, prosperous and free
Guyana is within reach. I am confident that all Guyanese will pur-
sue their individual and collective dreams with wholehearted com-
mitment and dedication and that this will lead to sustained improve-
ment in the lives of all our citizens. In the spirit of togetherness
may we continue on our journey of realising the full potential of
our beloved land.
May the New Year bring health, happiness and contentment to

Thank you."

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'SUNDAY CHRONICEhauary f, '2006


Disastrous floods,


fighting crime, the

year of the CSME

2005 DAWNED with Guyana and the world engulfed in the
catastrophe of the Asian tsunami, but little did some 300,000-
odd citizens on the coastland, glued to their TV sets watching
the devastation, realise they would experience nature's wrath
as never before felt here.
However, a sense that Guyana was going to pull through its
worst disaster in a century came just a month after the January 17
torrential downpours that wrecked lives and cancelled the country's
most flamboyant national festival Mashramani.
In mid-February, President Bharrat Jagdeo welcomed into
Guyana two South American leaders including Brazil's Lula Da Silva
and brought Heads of Government from the Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) to inaugurate the Liliendaal headquarters of the re-

SMOOTH TRAFFIC: The country's first four-lane highway
Avenue, Georgetown.

gional integration bloc.
The military played a significant role in recovery after the
floods, but towards the end of October, as the Army prepared to
mark its 40th anniversary, it joined the Guyana Police Force in "Op-
eration Stiletto" to root out criminal elements and seize illegal weap-
ons and ammunition from the East Coast village of Buxton, thought
to be the holding ground for dangerous criminals.
A month before the close of 2005, Guyana's efforts as part of
the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries to get
the European Union to change its mind about making a drastic cut
in sugar prices failed, and the country braced itself to the reality
that it stands to loose US$37M in revenues annually.
These four key events were arguably those that defined the fifth
year into the 21st century for Guyana.

On January 17, President Jagdeo woke up to find the lawns of
his official State House residence covered with water and soon he
realized that 40% of the people of the country faced the same situ-
ation and worse.
Many thought it was just a worsening of the floods plaguing
Georgetown, but as the media tracked the coastland it became clear
that the water would not drain off in a hurry and that citizens in
Regions Three. Four and Five would be in for the long haul.
President Jagdeo declared the three affected regions national di-
saster areas and made State House the operation centre from which
he would manage the national response to the disaster and called in
his government ministers, the Opposition. Georgetown Mayor
Hamilton Green and appointed several high level committees to as-
sess the situation and coordinate the relief effort.
The massive floods that spawned the coastland were brought
on by torrential downpours that accumullatled on the land and the
drainage system was not designed to take-off the several feet of
water lodged in the city and in villages on the East and West Coast
of Demerara. East and West Bank Demerara. East Bank Essequibo
and West Coast Berhice.
The United Nations Economic Coimmission for Latin America
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and the Caribbean (ECLAC) estimated that about 70,000 house-
holds were affected by the floods.
The government soon set in motion a national relief plan which
saw many being evacuated to shelters, which were mainly school
buildings, and being sustained by supplies of dry rations and po-
table water as they looked with tearful eyes to the slightest drop
of the water level and a longing to return to their homes, if they
still had a place to call such.
For those stuck in the upper flats of their homes, cooked food
and dry rations were supplied by the government and countless
organizations and individuals who reached out. Assistance came from
across the country and from the Caribbean, South America, North
America and Europe.
President Jagdeo himself was constantly in the communities to
listen to the plight of the people and his government ministers, even
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds waded through water to personally
deliver relief hampers with dry ra-

Amidst the floods, the country
l d, piralled into further alarm
\\ h the kille r disease Leptospiro-
si,. and lost their lives. A
-4t -iCeinher team of Cuban doctors
and technician, visited to boost the
\~ I. slarled by local and other
hlitclt lh :l th. :1 to contain the out-
bre.ik %',tdl .c.,es.
In Ioll.. sime 34 persons lost
their Il s .i a result of the floods.
The u..untry appealed for
h, cnnicdJ food and inflatable
dinkhle, :j, the relief effort kicked
In :ind li .e ,._ ernment approved the
\ 1e d tuties and taxes on all
glod reqluied for the flood relief
pre rnid I'rll e e
SL h.,uobIl ,ere closed as were
the ILlnt.erit) of Guyana and the
C ril Polltter collegee of Education.
The UInited Nations launched
a "Fla.h Appeal' for about US$3M
in respon-e -to the emergency hu-
manilarian situationn created by the
widespread floods in coastal com-
,, seen here from Mandela munities here.
Work on five new outfalls to
help drain excess water from the
East Coast Demerara began as the government accelerated plans to
avert a repeat the disastrous floods.

On the lighter side of the flood, pictures of fish with legs drew
shock and enthusiasm, triggering speculation about their origin. A
reader, in an email, suggested that the "walking fish" may be a young
version of the dreaded predator called Snakehead.
But retired Senior Scientific Officer of the Department of Biol-
ogy at the University of Guyana, Mr Mike Tamessar, put the is-
sue to rest when he declared the strange creatures were really "the
tadpole stage of the pseudi paradoxa frog...commonly known as the
crapaud fish in its tadpole stage."
After weeks of pumping water out to the Atlantic Ocean, the
flood waters eventually receded and citizens started to rebuild their
"These coastal regions were under water for an extended pe-

FISH FROG: The crapaud fish in its tadpole stage that
created a stir on the East Coast during the floods..
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riod from the unprecedented levels of rainfall. This resulted in se-
vere hardships for many of our citizens. The economic loss was
massive," President Jagdeo said.
The President on March 18 announced a $2.8B short term re-
covery package to assist thousands of Guyanese and rebuild infra-
structure and strengthen the drainage system. The three-month pack-
age was funded by the government with assistance from the donor

FLOOD FRUSTRATION: President Bharrat Jagdeo speaks
with a woman about to leave her home on January 18
because of flooding.

To oversee the implementation of the plan, a Planning Recov-
ery and Implementation Secretariat was set up at the Office of the
President with Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines
Commission Robeson Benn as head.
The plan envisaged providing grants of $10,000 to each house-
hold affected by the flood. At the end of the exercise, 70,580 cheques
for that amount were handed out, the government reported.
Cheques for different amounts were handed out to rice farmers
(1,674), agricultural farmers (6,895) and owners of small businesses
(2, 322), the Government Information Agency reported:.
In key sectors, the plan provided for recovery.
For the education sector, school furniture damaged was being
replaced and this process is continuing. Textbooks are also being

SUSTENANCE: Minister Satyadeow Sawh delivers a relief
hamper to a Good Hope resident.

In health. 16 health centres were repaired.
In drainage and irrigation. Head of the Special Task Force Ravi
Narine said $800M allocated under the plan was utilised to carry
out emergency works to the East Demerara Conservancy dam and
drainage systems in the three affected regions.
More than 20 roads damaged as a result of the floods are being
On the day the President announced the flood recovery pack-
age. the local Pan American Health Organisation/World Health
Organisation (PAHO/WHO) office emphasised that that there was
no threat from flood-relatle diseases here and Guy\ana was safe for
This came against complaints by lolurisis officials that adviso-
ries by the British and Canadian Higi Commissions and the United

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States Embassy against their citizens visiting Guyana after the
January floods, led to a slump in tourist arrivals.
"In spite of the suffering and the misery the flooding caused,
our people rose to the occasion," President Jagdeo said at the end
of the year, satisfied that Guyana handled well this natural disaster
which all hope would never return.
The United Nations has calculated that Guyana needs G$93B
to recover from the floods.
However, if the January floods were not enough, more set in.
Throughout the year there were reports of flooding along the coast
and in the city whenever it rained. But the losses were minimal.
On Christmas Day, residents within the Mahaica/Mahaicony
rice grid began reporting floodwaters in their homes, kitchen gar-
dens and rice farms. Officials said the flood was caused by heavy
rainfall upstream the Mahaicony River. One day before the year
ended, the President announced an $80M plan to assist those af-

HEADING OUT: Families moving out of their flooded Good
Hope, East Coast Demerara on January 18.

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LOADED: Bodyguards join Prime Minister Samuel Hinds
to take in relief supplies in Vryheid's Lust, East Coast
Demerara during the January floods.

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TO THE PEOPLE: Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr
Rog, Lunr'heon rides ir, a makeshift boat to deliver wa-
ter to residents at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara.

--SUNDAY CHRICLE Jainuary 1, 2006

FUEL LINE: Soaring gas prices in May created lines at the city's gas stations as many hurried to full up before another

NO SUGAR DEAL: EU Trade Commissioner Peter
Mandelson (right) on a trip to Guyana in January took time
off from pleas by Guyana to dissuade Europe from im-
posing drastic price cuts to sugar, sips cold coconut wa-
ter. Was it sour?
This was besides the $400M assistance package announced for
rice farmers along the coast as fears of the flood woes rose in
The year ended with the waters receding in the three rivers.

In early January new European Union Trade Commissioner, Mr
Peter Mandelson, arrived in Guyana to pleas from the Guyana Sugar
Corporation (Guysuco) to help stave off a grave threat to the sec-
tor from the EU.
However, lobbying efforts by Guyana and countries within the
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries failed and
doom set across the sugar producing countries when the EU an-
nounced that it was cutting the price for sugar by 36 per cent over
four years.
This would deprive Guyana of US$37M in revenues annually,
but Guysuco and the government are confident that Guyana would
be among a few countries able to withstand the blow due to deep
reforms of the sugar industry rooted in the Skeldon Modernisation
In January, the government acquired a G$6.4 billion loan on con-
fessional terms to finance the co-generation plant that will be an

PUNT FOOD A.NYONE" Sugar punts converted into cook
shops to ca v rv n'ot mei: Tc ti ,.S confined to their homes
on the flooded : East Coas' D..era'rz.

integral part of the Skeldon sugar modernisation project in Berbice.
Finance Minister Saisnarine Kowlessar signed what was deemed to
be the single largest loan agreement with the People's Republic of
China for the immediate provision of the funds.
The sugar industry is planning and the plans are under way -
to build on its current success and increase its contribution to the
economy further by building a new factory and co-generation plant
at Skeldon by improving productivity throughout its operations,
diversifying, adding value through its branded sugars (such as
Demerara Gold brand), and alcohol production and expanding its
markets in CARICOM and further afield.
The new factory will have a production capacity of 110, 000
tonnes annually, nearly three times the capacity of the present fac-
tory, and along with an expanded cane cultivation and factory im-
provement programme, annual national production will be upped
to more than 450,000 tonnes for which suitable markets, within a
range of sugar product qualities, have been identified.
At the end of March, St Kitts announced the closure of its debt-
ridden sugar industry, ending 300 years of sugarcane processing. It
was the impending EU sugar reforms that influenced the decision
said Komal Chand, head of the Guyana Agricultural and General
Workers Union (GAWU), which represents most sugar workers in

The rising cost of fuel internationally burned significant re-
sources from the national treasury as the government dropped con-
sumption tax to cushion the effect of the increase prices at the pump
on the pockets of Guyanese.
The-price for gasoline tipped $1,000 per gallon and a shortage
at stations of the Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL) caused panic
when outlets were forced to close down.
The soar in prices saw a rush for gasoline at retail outlets and
long lines of vehicles as consumers rushed to fill up.

On November 25, the National Law and Order Commission was
set up with 26 members. The National Commission on Law and
Order is an advisory body that will review and make recommenda-
tions to the Government of Guyana when necessary or from time
to time to treat with the high crime rate and violence and that which
would foster wider public confidence and support.
In October, the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence
launched Operation Stiletto to clean Buxton, East Coast Demerara
of criminals and illegal weapons and ammunition.
In a statement backing the Police/Army operation involving more
than 400 ranks, the leading private sector body, the Private Sector
Commission (PSC) hailed the operation and said it "looks forward

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OPERATION STILETTO: Police and Soldiers in the East
Coast backlands during the anli-crime o operation i Octo-

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to a sustained and unrelenting campaign being maintained to up-
hold and enforce the rule of law in our society until every form of
organised crime, wherever and however it has become entrenched,
is confronted."
The PSC took its position in the face of strong criticism of the
anti-crime exercise from the main Opposition People's National Con-
gress Reform (PNCR), the Guyana Human Rights Association
(GHRA), the small Working People's Alliance (WPA). among oth-
The Police tackled a number of gruesome murders in 2005 and
twice the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) got involved.
These were in the murders of American missionary couple Ri-
chard Hicks and
Charlene Hicks at
Lethem in March and
the December
Georgetown hotel mur-
der of American health
care consultant Hubert
Daniel Thompson.
Thompson's death
saw a 12-member FBI
team here and claims of
corruption within the
Police Force rose when U.
the private Kaieteur
News displayed a .
sketch of a wanted man
in the murder two days
before it was officially
released to the media.
In March, U.S.
drug agents trying to
stem the mounting flow
of cocaine and other
narcotics to that coun-
try said they were F e
keeping a closer watch
on trafficking rings here. Minister Ronald Gajraj
The U.S. Drug En-
forcement Administration in a report disclosed that joint U:S.-
Guyana operations in combating narcotics were "quickly compro-
mised due to corruption", triggering a growing interest and involve-
ment here by the DEA.
It said there was corruption within the Guyana Police Force
and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). The Guyana Gov-
ernment appealed to the U.S. to share information.
President Jagdeo reiterated Guyana's commitment and willing-
ness to fight narco-trafficking but declared that the U.S. has to help
more in the battle against this illicit scourge.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Gail Teixeira officially
took over these matters and.the overall security sector when she
was made Minister of Home Affairs following the resignation of
Minister Ronald Gajraj in May.
On April 4, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry set up in
May 2004 to look into allegations that Gajraj was linked to.extra-
judicial killings said it found no credible evidence against him.
President Jagdeo and his government re-instated Minister Gajraj
to man the national security sector, but following criticism from
opposition groups and international governments, Gajraj asked the
Presideiit to be relieved of his duties at the end of May.
Gajraj was later appointed Guyana's High Commissioner to In-
dia and is now in New Delhi.
Minister of Public Works Anthony Xavier was transferred to
the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, ahd career public ser-
vant Hariinarine Nawbatt was sworn in as Minister of Public Works.

On February 19, the country took a breather from the floods
to register its strong commitment to forging a wider regional com-
With evidence of the worst natural disaster in this country still.
stark in the watermark of several feet on fences along the road to
Liliendaal, CARICOM Heads of'Government headed to the new
headquarters site of the CARICOM Secretariat for its inauguration.
"This is indeed a proud moment for all Guyanese, especially
for me, as it represents the fulfilling of a promise made more than
30 years ago when the regional integration process began", host Presi-
dent Jagdeo told the gathering at the opening.
"The event must certainly rank among the more significant oc-
casions in the life of our integration movement", he added.
Surinamese President Ronald Venetiaan, then chairman of the
group, said the US$8M secretariat headquarters "symbolises the
unity and aspirations" of the people of the community and called
its opening a "joyful moment".
Present at the. inauguration ceremony was Chilean President
Ricardo Lagos who pledged to build closer relations between South

WALKOVER: President Bharrat Jagdeo and others walk
across the new Mahaica Bridge after its opening on May

America and the Caribbean.
His trip followed that of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva who'paid a one-day state visit pledging to restart the long-
stalled border bridge project and to push plans for a highway be-
tween Georgetown and Boa Vista.
In April, government and opposition politicians from across the
region gathered in. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad for the inauguration of
the Caribbean Court of Justice.
President of the Court, on which sits two Guyanese judges in-
cluding the country's first female Chancellor Desiree Bernard,
Michael de la Bastide said the CCJ would not be subjected to po-
litical interference from any CARICOM member country.
The inauguration of the CCJ paved the way for the creation of
the Caribbean Single Market and Economy and at the end of the
year President Jagdeo signed documents signalling this country's
Readiness for the free flow of skills, goods and services across the

On March 17, the Amerindian Ministry formally moved into a
spanking new home and Amerindian elders lit a traditional blessing
fire at the commissioning of the new $44M ministry building at
Thomas and Quamina Streets, Georgetown. It became the ministry's
own quarters since its establishment in 1993.
As Minister of Amerindian Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues settled
into her new office, she paddled past heated controversy surround-
ing the Amerindian Bill and piloted it through its first and second
reading in the National Assembly, where it now rests with a Spe-
cial Select Committee which was agreed to on October 20 follow-
ing a marathon debate in the House.

On February 21, Finance Minister Saisnarine Kowlessar un-
veiled the flood-delayed 2005 national budget. The $86.4 billion bud-
get reflected a 14 per cent increase over 2004's $75.6 billion esti-
mates, and promised to promote long- and short- term measures to
ensure growth and development in Guyana.
In late January, the Executive Board of the International Mon-
etary Fund (IMF) announced that it has approved the immediate

disbursement of about US$14.1M for Guyana under the Poverty
Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF).
At the end of the year, the IMF completed the assessment of
the first group of countries eligible for relief under the historic Mul-
tilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) and named Guyana among
those to benefit. In a statement after the discussion, IMF Manag-
ing Director Mr Rodrigo de Rato announced that Guyana is among
19 countries that will benefit from 100 per cent debt relief.

In March, Guyana's push to establish a viable yachting indus-
try bore fruit with the arrival of seven yachts at Baganara'Island
Resort in the Essequibo River.
On April 18, Guyana welcomed another group of tourists when
the MV Bremen docked at the wharf of the Guyana National In-
dustrial Corporation (GNIC), Georgetown for a 24-hour stopover.
About 116 passengers of the vessel disembarked with the objective
of seeing as much of the country as. they could in their short stay.

Major work on the country's first four lane highway was com-
pleted this year and commuters breathed relief with travelling time
to Georgetown significant reduced.
The US$16M project was executed in two phases. Phase one
entailed construction of the four-lane highway, valued at US$10.6M,
while phase two covers the construction of the West Bank Demerara
road valued at US$5.4M, from Schoonord, (Demerara Harbour
Bridge) to the Vreed-en-Hoop intersection.
The East Bank Highway project is being extended to Piovidence.
The new Mahaica and Mahaicony bridges were officially opened
to traffic on May 26 by President Jagdeo. Each bridge was built at
a cost of US$3.5 million.
The Mahaica bridge stretches 440 feet over the Mahaica River,
replacing the old railway bridge, which was shunted some 50 feet
away and will be restored as a heritage site.
The new Mahaicony bridge, 450 feet long, is located immedi-
ately north of the old existing bridge.
The Mahaica and Mahaicony bridges, along with several smaller
ones along the coast, were constructed under a US$22M bridges
programme funded by the government through a loan from the In-
ter-American-Development Bank (IDB).
On March 18, 1998, the Guyana Government secured a loan
from the IDB for the replacement of 32 bridges and 50 culverts
from Timehri to Rosignol and the construction of the two pre-
stressed concrete bridges across the Mahaica and Mahaicony. Riv-
Guyana's preparations for Cricket World Cup 2007 were expe-
dited this year and major progress was made in the construction of
the stadium at Providence, East Bank Demerara for Guyana's host-
ing of the quarter finals.
The stadium is being built at a cost of US$25M and when com-
pleted would be able to seat 15,000, but there would be the instal-
lation of 5,000 temporary seats for the event. The tournament would
be the single largest event ever hosted in this country.

National life this year will be influenced by four key na-
tional undertakings: the completion of the Providence Stadium
for Cricket World Cup 2007, national and regional elections
due by August 4, the Rio Group meeting, and the celebration
of the country's 40th Independence anniversary.

12/31/2005, 9:59 PM

CARICOM leaders outside the new CARICOM Headquarters at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara

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Arthur, Gonsalves

meet today on CSME

meeting is scheduled to take
place today in Barbados
between Prime Minister
Owen Arthur and his
Vincentian counterpart Ralph\
The decision for the
meeting is related to
reservations expressed by
the Organisation of
-Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS) in a letter of
.December 23 that may
result in that sub-region as
a bloc not accessing the
single market of the CSME
in the first quarter of 2006.
Originally, based on an

earlier understanding
conveyed by the OECS, it
was felt that only three of the
OECS countries would not be
signing the relevant
instruments on January 23 at
a ceremony scheduled for
Kingston, Jamaica.
But last evening the
Sunday Chronicle was
informed that instead of an
expected nine signatories,
there would now be six with
the others following much
later than intended.
This development has
caused some sharp
expressions of
disappointment among Heads
of Government and intense
behind-the-scenes efforts are
being made to resolve
differences. 'It is in this
context that today's meeting
between Arthur and
Gonsalves is expected to take
place. .
Meanwhile Prime
Minister Patrick Manning
of Trinidad and Tobago, the
incoming chairman of
CARICOM, was scheduled
to.make a statement last
evening on the formal
launch today of the CSME.
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HE Chairman of
the Board of
Directors of the
Guyana National
Newspapers Limited,
Mr. Keith Burrowes,
has extended wishes for
a productive new year
to advertisers, vendors,
customers and staff
In a message to mark the
new year, Burrowes said that
though the company expects
2006 will be difficult, he is
confident that with "your
continued patronage and
support, we .will be able to
overcome them."

The full text of the message
"Once again we are at the
dawn of the New Year. On
reflection, 2005 has been a
rewarding and successful year
for us at the Chronicle
Newspapers and for this we
thank most sincerely our
advertisers, newspaper
vendors, customers and-staff.
As we look forward in
anticipation to the challenges
which the next twelve months
will bring. We are optimistic of

even more successes.
While we expect that the
year 2006 will have its
difficulties and uncertainties
we are confident that with
your continued patronage,
cooperation and support we
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and the wider Guyanese
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February, following Russia's
decision to ratify it late in
2004. The Montreal review
conference on the Kyoto deal
in November, though it failed
to agree on further measures
to control greenhouse gas
emissions after 2012, man-
aged to keep the door open for
continued negotiations on
this agenda despite the wreck-
ing attempts of the U.S. gov-
ernment. And the great new
global anxiety, driven by grow-
ing numbers of cases of bird-"
to-human transmission of
avian influenza viruses in
south-east Asia, was the pos-
sibility of an influenza pan-
demic as lethal as the one that
killed 50-100 million people
in 1918-19. It may not strike
in 2006 or even 2007, but most
experts are convinced that
something very nasty is on
the way.
And so, finally, to Asia, home
to half the human race. Bhutan
became a world leader by becom-
ing the first nation to ban smok-
ing everywhere outside private
homes, the ruling Burmese gen-
erals abruptly moved the
country's capital from Rangoon
to a sleepy up-country town
called Pyinmana (which has now
6een fortified within an inch of
its life, presumably as a further
precaution to protect them from
angry mobs), and China revalued
the yuan by a very small
amount. King Gyanendra of
Nepal seized absolute power in
March in a royal coup that sim-
ply cased the task of the Maoist
guerillas who are gaining control
over more and more of the Hi-
malayan kingdom, and in the
same month Hong Kong got a.
new chief executive chosen by
Beijing, Donald Tsang. without
the tedious formality of a vote.
But the most shocking event
was the devastating earthquake
that struck northern Pakistan.
The shock was not that it killed
more people than last





KEI-SHAR'S Gift Shoppe yesterday presented a wheelchair to
charitable organisation, Beacon Foundation. The wheelchair
will be used in Beacon's home care service for terminally ill
cancer patients.
Ms. Darlene Harris, General Manager of the Beacon Fpundation
expressed gratitude to the store for the donation and explained that
the foundation works in collaboration with the Guyana Cancer Soci-
ety to provide care and support for cancer patients in their own
homes. She said that the wheelchair will be used when the hospice
makes home visits.
Earlier this month, the Central Islamic Organisation of
Guyana (CIOG) and the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha also
received a wheelchair each from Kei-Shar's Gift Shoppe as part
of the store's activities to mark its 10th anniversary observed
on December 5. ':

BEAOON Foundation General Manager, Ms. Darlene Harris,
gets the gift wheelchair from Kei-Shar's Manager, Mr. Shiv
Nandalall while Hospice Supervisor, Nurse Cecelia Bennie
looks on.
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December's Indian Ocean tsu-
nami (though it did), but that the
international aid was so much
less and so much slower to ar-
rive. Now many of the roads are
blocked by snow, and unknown
numbers of 'quake survivors are
dying of exposure and malnutri-
tion every day in cut-off moun-
tain villages where few buildings
remain standing.
Afghanistan held an elec-
tion of sorts in September, but
it mainly'served to confirm
the power of the regional
warlords who took over from
the Taliban in most places af-
ter the U.S.-led invasion in
2001. Suicide bombers de-
manding an Islamic state
struck in traditionally toler-
ant Bangladesh in November.
Sri Lanka's long civil war
seemed likely to re-ignite af-
ter an election in that same
month in which Mahinda
Rajapakse, a candidate who
vows never to recognize the
Tamil minority's demand for
an autonomous region in the
north and north-east, won the
presidency by the narrowest of
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margins. (Rajapakse would al-
most certainly have lost the
election if people living in ar-
eas under the control of the
Tamil Tigers had not been
forced to boycott it, which sug-
gests that the Tigers want to
end the ceasefire but put the
blame on the other side.) And
in July Thailand declared a
state of emergency in its three
Muslim-majority southern
provinces, where bungled re-
sponses from Bangkok have
inflated local grievances into
a growing insurgency.
On the positive side, the
long-running crisis over North
Korea's alleged nuclear weapons
came to an apparently satisfac-
tory conclusion in November;
when Kim Jong-Il's regime fi-
nally got what it had been after
all along: a U.S. commitment not
to invade the starveling Stalinist
dictatorship, and some foreign
aid. But it had always been a
fairly implausible crisis anyway,
as North Korea had no conceiv-
able use for nuclear weapons ex-
cept to deter an American attack,
which had never been part of the


Bush Administration's plans de-
spite all the heated rhetoric. And
it's doubtful that North Korea
has ever built any operational
nuclear weapons despite its
claims to the contrary.
April saw anti-Japanese ri-
ots all over China, in state-en-
couraged protests against new
Japanese textbooks that
minimise the crimes committed
by Japan when it invaded China
in 1937-45. Junichiro Koizumi's
centre-right government in To-
kyo, nothing daunted by this
demonstration of Chinese dis-
pleasure, went right ahead with
strengthening its military alliance
with the United States (and ex-
tending a Japanese military guar-.
antee to Taiwan as well). None
of this did Koizumi any harm
with the voters, and he won a
national election in September by
a landslide. Subsequently, he
backed new constitutional amerid-
ments that would enable Japan to
send military forces overseas to fight
alongside its allies.
The one truly worrisome
development of the year, not just
for Asia but for the whole

world, was the ten-year military
agreement between the United
States and India that was signed
in Washington in July. While not
a formal military alliance that
commits the two countries to
fight together against any foe, it
has all the hallmarks of an alli-
ance intended to "contain"
China. Indeed, it looks like the
capstone in a series of such alli-
ances and agreements between
the U.S. and Asian countries that
now virtually encircle China to
the east, south and west. That
is certainly how it will be viewed
in Beijing, and the concern is that
the Chinese will respond to this
perception of being surrounded
and threatened by racing to build
up their own military forces,
thereby confirming their
neighbours' anxieties and setting
up a positive feedback
loop. This is, in fact, the way
most arms races get started, and
the last thing Asia and the world
need in the early twenty-first
century is a Cold War between
China on one side, and the U.S.,
India arid Japan on the other.
But don't despair. This is
just a possibility so far, not a
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based independent journalist
whose articles are published
in 45 countries.

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STHE Alliance for Change is urging Guyanese to claim 2006
as the year to "redeetmi the heart' nfn''l our actionn, 'to
renew the goodness, kindness and hos i which we are
known and to ensure that prosper love reign
supreme over our nation."
In its New Year's message, the political party painted a
"troubling and bleak" outlook for 2006, and warned of the "harsh
impact" from the declining sugar prices, the socio-economic fallout
of a departing Omai Gold Mines and the ravages of crime and
corruption, and the scourges of crime. The latter, the AFC said is
not impossible; it requires the will and right approaches devoid of
political influence and interference.

Statement by the
Honourable Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and
Chairman of the CARICOM Confer nce of Heads of Government on the occasion of the

on "' January 2006

Today, 1 st January 2006 the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) takes one of its most significant
steps in the process of regional integration, as the CARICOM Single Market becomes a reality.

It is my pi*ilege and honour that on this historic day I assume the chairmanship of the Caribbean
Community until 30 June 2006 during which time Trinidad and Tobago will host the 17th
Intersessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Community on the 9th and 10th of

Today, the Single Market component of the CSME comes into force, involving Barbados, Belize,
Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. These States by virtue of the Revised Treaty
of Chaguaramas, decisions of the Conference of Heads of Government, and agreements by their
Governments, will have put in place the necessary arrangements for the operation of the CARICOM
Single Market.

The other CARICOM Member States, save The Bahamas and Haiti which have not signified their
intention to participate in the CSME process and Montserrat a British Dependency, which is
awaiting the necessary instrument of entrustment from the United Kingdom Government, have
indicated thatthey expect/intend to be on board by the end ofthe first quarter of 2006.

With the advent of the Single Market, which was first mooted in the Grand Anse Declaration adopted
by CARICOM Heads of Government at their 1989 meeting in Grenada, restrictions on provision of
services, free movement of capital and of approved categories of skilled CARICOM nationals, are
removed among all Member States participating in the Single Market arrangements.

The categories of skilled CARICOM nationals include University Graduates, Media Workers,
Musicians, Artistes and Sports Persons. These nationals are now entitled, in keeping'with the
appropriate procedures, to seek employment in any of the participating Member States.

Further, CARICOM nationals now have the rightto establish businesses, provide services and move
capital in any Member State of the Community under the same terms and conditions granted to the
nationals of that country.

These provisions plus the enactment of the required laws into domestic legislation form the basic
elements of the Single Market as provided for under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas including
the Single Market and Economy. This Treaty which was signed by CARICOM Heads of Government
in 2002 replaces the original 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas, which provided only for the free
movement of goods.

With the Single Market now in force, work continues with a view to bringing into being the CARICOM
Single Economy by 2008.

CARICOM Heads of Government will be holding an official ceremony in Jamaica in January 2006 to
mark the historic milestone of the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 1, 2006
-- The party welcomed the bonus offered to" the members-of
ihe Disc;pliliedServiices, 'is i.elI as the decisioinfo grant
funding to football clubs. However, it called for the extension
of a similar bonus to nurses and teachers and urged the
support of sport, in general.
"Let us discover the silver lining behind the grave and
threatening dark cloud hanging over our nation by beginning
to believe in ourselves once again. Let us avoid the blame
throwing and excuse making, and earnestly and urgently begin
to do what is necessary to revive this ailing nation. As we
start, we must exorcise the racial demon from out politics and
extend mutual respect and appreciation to each other. Let us
rush forward to embrace and claim this new year as our own
and for the good and betterment of all Guyanese. Our destiny
is in our hands. Let us grasp this opportunity, and do so
firmly," the party said.
AFC said it will embark on a "hectic programme" to meet
Guyanese wherever "they may find themselves dispersed", and
urged the young people in particular, to ensure that they are
registered to vote and "to be vigilant to ensure that no one is
allowed to tamper with our democracy."

Wrk to build land

free of prejudices
Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha
GLi'V.Ni must make .a comnimiitent to work together Io
build a land Iree of prejudices. President of the Guyana
Hindu Dhurmic- bhha Pandil Reepu Daman Persaud said
in his Ne% jear'" message.
Pandll FPc-rsJd 3ilso said that there nmust connnue io be com-
pleie fredoi r t: or '.'. 'r'hip. riunk .md e\press one '.ri e
He ,.j [hi thaieI countrN diverse cultures demand that \ie
ho\i [olerjarei aind respect for each other's belief and sa ', of
lie %\ithoui compromiising our o\\n
Acicrdine in [he message. landirs must address current
national issues and take positinl s v.hjih sei the lead for others
-to follouu nce Hinduism pro\ ides the philosophy and guidance
to take us through life's challenges
Persaud said that as a new year begins, we must
evaluate our successes and failures and identify the
strengths and weaknesses of the past year.

Make God's

love constant com-

panionin 2006-

Brahma Kumaris
THE Brahma Kumaris (Raj Yoga Centre) is urging that
God's love be our constant companion to make our lives
truly enjoyable as we enter 2006.
"We should renain at all times merged in God's lose and
surrender fully and be obedient to God's instructions so that
we can-enjoy ihe pleasure of super sensuous happiness
consianrlv". a release from the Centre said.
The Centre is also urging that Guyanese give virtues and
powers, which are received from God, to the weak ones.
"Your duty is to give and receive love. virtues.
cooperation, benevolent feelings, benevolent attitude in a
benevolent atmosphere." the Centre said.

VRYHEID'S Lust, East Coast Demerara resident, Chaitram
(only name) is currently nursing a gunshot wound to the chest
after he was shot by one of four men who attempted to rob his
home on Friday afternoon.
According to a police press release, Chaitram who was in
the bottom flat of his home attacked the suspects with a shovel
when he saw the men holding his wife at gun point and bringing
her into the house.
The men shot Chaitram in the left lower chest and fled
the scene. The robbery attempt occurred at about 14:30 h and
Police ranks from the Division, together with a joint patrol operating
in the area, responded to the report.
Chaitram, 54, is currently in a stable condition at the
Georgetown Public Hospital, the police report stated.

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15:00 h Operation Condor
2: The armour of Gods
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19:00 h One on One -
Threats to the Rice Industry
19:30 h Close Up -
Perspective of 2005
20:30 h This is We
22:35 h Movie


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06:45 h Bhajan Melodies
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be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.

1 SIMAP Agency, now invites sealed bids for furnishing the necessary labour, materials,
equipment and services for the construction and completion of the following
i) Rehabilitation of Riverstown Primary School Region 2
ii) Rehabilitation of Referendum City Road Region 5
iii) Replacement of Karasabai Primary School Region 9

2 Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding documents
at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp St, Georgetown, Tel 227-3554 (Contracts DepL)

3 Bids from a Firm/Company must include a copy of their business registration.
Mandatory submissions include valid Tax and NIS Compliance Certificates of which
only the original will be accepted. Careful attention must be paid to the Evaluation
Criteria in ite tender documents (page 3-3).

4 The cost of the Bidding Document for item (i) is G$ 5000.00 and items (ii) & (ii) is
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SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done between the hours of
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supplied by SIMAP Personal cheques will not be accepted.

6 Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered to SIMAP Agency Tender Box, at
SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown on or before
14:00hon Thursday, January 26", 2006 at which time they will be opened in the
presence of the bidders/representatives.

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8911. 231-7650 Genius
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's
Computer Repairs & Sales
Centre @ 227-8361, 618-8283.
Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.

time CXC, CAT and ACCA
Classes. Registration daily from
3 pm LBI. ECD. Tel: 220-4986.
ACADEMY for full-time & part-
time classes. Nursery -
Secondary. Tank St., Grove
Public Road, EBD. Tel. 624-





Local and Canadian Diplomas
Computer Repairs. MS Office
Computerised Accounting,
Networking, Internet/Email,
Corel Draw etc.
Day, Evening and
Weekend classes

58 Upper Robb & Oronoque Sts.

Bourda Tel: 225-1540

offers full-time, evening and
weekend classes in the
following CXC Subjects:
Maths, English A, Social
Studies, Principles of
Accounts, Principles of
Business, Office
Administration, all Science
subjects and Information
Technology. Location: Croal
& King Streets. MONTHLY
Contact: 227-7627, 227-3768,
penqi-ter for an International
LUn..-.i.,'; Degree in Business
Administration (BA) or Travel,
Tourism and Hospitality (TTH)
from the Association of Business
Executive (ABE) London,
England. Courses are:
Business: 2. Intro to Accounting; 3.
In*'o to Bus. Comm.: 4. Intro to
Quantitative. Methods 5. Intro to
Travel, Tourism & Hospitality.
DIPLOMA PART: 2 1. Economics:
2. Organisational Behaviour; 3.
,:.-..,,!,i 4 Eiiness Comm.:
S i,-, i T.:,| ,, & Hospitality,
etc. All classes commence on 16 '
October, 2005. Daily, Evening
and Weekend classes. Register
today! 262 Thomas Street, North
..n .... i,, G/tow n. Tel.
I' 5474. 225-

BOB Cat rental. Leveling.

of land also iandsce ., ,i

HERBAL treatments. Scarpotic
!Lh. ulcer back pain. gall ,s one.
sexual problems. piie coid.
stoopag. o ,i w'.ater, internal I
rai ,/ nr ore. Apponmtinme
7: 26 09-1308

CHINESE citizen Huang
XiuFang lost her passport
bearing the Number:
G05961938 in Georgetown,
Guyana. Ms. Huang XiuFang will
not take any responsibility of
misusing of the said passport
after this Lost being advertised.

MASSAGE, for hotel, house
by appointment. Mrs. Singh Tel.
220-4842 or 615-6665.
alleviates pain, stress and
tension. Certified Massage
Therapist. Ulelli Verbeke. 226-
2669, 615-8747.

FEMALE penpal between
25 and 30 yrs for serious
relationship. Call 642-7552.
MAKE new friends. Enjoy
picnics, lunch, games, etc. For
registration Call: 225-2598.
interested persons by telephone
for friendship or serious relations.
Call CFI Telephone Friendship
Link 261-5079, Sunday to
Saturday, 07:00 to 21:00 h.
East Indian male who describes
himself as honest, decent, non-
alcoholic and non-smoker seeks
pen friends between the ages of
20 & 50 years old, world wide,
for serious correspondence. Full
details along with recent full-
pose photograph required. Write
to: Lall, P.O. Box 101778,
Georgetown, Guyana. Only
response with photos will be

repairs. Call 265-3050 (home
servicing can be arranged).
FOR professional repair to
crash vehicles, change nose cut,
front half, etc. Call 642-1375.
HAVE your dream house
plan professionally. Drawn at
reasonable cost. Tel. 231-3831.

Live, Work, Visit of
Study in Canada.
Canada: 416-431-8845.
Guvana: 225-1540

trusted matron would like to
take care of your property when
you are away. 226-9410.
WE rent or sell your property
at reasonable rates. Call
Rochelle at Cluster Marketing on
Tel. 609-8109, anytime.
HAVING problems with air
conditioners, refrigerators,
washing machines, gas stoves?
Then call Linden on 641-1086.
Order your cake for Christmas.
Call: 218-1957 up to
December 22. before 12 noon.
after 6 pm
NEED someone responsible
to take care of your Nursery child
after school? Then contact 226-
1238. Limited space available.
for appr H:an es repa-rs
washers. dryers rricrow' av'e
- ovas deep fl yers, et Call
62 .-4521. 218-0050

FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/223-
washing machine, clothes dryer.
freezer, vacuum cleaner, etc.
Contact A. Henry. Tel. 226-1629,
223-4556, 625-8974.
SUPPORT, ETC. A qualified
Immigration Attorney-at-law is
also available to render
assistance or representation in
Court matters. CANADA -
Permanent Residence, Self-
Sponsorships, [Technical &
Skilled Trades, Health. Machine-
Shop Fabrication, Construction
and Service Sector
Occupations]. LLOYD
Crucible], 105 Regent Rd..
Bourda. Georgetown. Tel. #
[592] 223-8115. Fax # [592] 225-
6496, NEW YORK: Tel. [718]
479-0879. E-mail:
Caution: This is neither a Law
Office nor is legal advice
SERVICES for low, middle and
high-income earners from $5 000
upwards per month. No loans
necessary, plus no interest.
Construction of homes done in
the following Regions 2, 3, 4.
5, 6. 10. Come in to us at Lot 10
Camp and Bent Streets, Werk-
en-Rust. Tel: 646-3002, 612-
2606, 618-7951.

FEMALES & Males to work
at Car Wash. Call 231-1786/
TRUCK Drivers. Apply in
person with written application to
Lens. Sheriff & Fourth Sts., C/
COOK to prepare a variety
of dishes. Must have Food
Handler's Certificate. 225-1240,
HANDYBOY, Salesboy &
Salesgirl. Apply with application
to Tsing Tao Store, 34 Robb St.,
Attendants. Apply in person to
Esso, Mc Doom with application,
2 recent recommendations, NIS
Card, Police Clearance.
VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/experienced
school teachers, 1 headmistress.
Tel. 220-4981, 4 to 8 pm, 256-
3812, Mon. to Fri.. 9 am to 3 pm.
1 SECURITY Guard, 1
female general Domestic, 2
female shop attendants, 1 able-
bodied Handyman. All
vacancies above exist in the
Interior Middle Mazaruni.
Persons interested can call
during Office hours. Tel. 225-
VACANCIES exist for
Security Guards. Apply with
necessary documents: National
F.,, ,'1 :I Service, 80 Seaford St.,
C( .i. Tel: 227-3540 (from 9
am to 12 noon).i
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Matis and
English, 2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person wvithl
written application to Lens
Sheriff & Fourth Streets. C/ville.
VACANCIES exist for the
posiion of a Driver ivan.truck)
a n d a C o n fid ,'
a reputable
Interested person may conlact
the Ad ini-strative M manager on
!Ilephone # s 225-9264 or 225-
7446 between 08:00 hrs ian
"b0 hirs Monday to Fridav,

Qualifications: 5 CXC,
Mathematics & English
Language inclusive 3 subjects,
LCC Higher including Accounts
or equivalent. Experience:
Minimum 2 years in a similar
position. Apply in person to:
Friendship Oxygen Limited, 30
Friendship, East Bank Demerara,
between the hours of 1 and 4

OGLE, East Coast, Air Strip -
5,600 sq. ft. land. Corner lot.
Call 627-8891.

OGLE, East Coast (Air Strip
Road) corner lot: 125 x 45 -
$5.5M. Tel: 226-2803.
Enterprise Gardens size 50
ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-3955,
LAND in Campbellville, facing
Lamaha Gardens very breezy. Call:
227-3285. 623-9852
LAND from $600 000 to $3M
- West Bank. Land East Bank.
$1M up. Tel. 226-2803.
60' on a corner in $4.8M. Tel.
227-4040, 611-3866. 628-0796.
PORT area river frontage -
200 acres for agriculture or
industrial US$75,000. neg. Call:
PRIME commercial land for
sale 115 ft x 31 ft, Charlotte
Street, Bourda. Contact owner
- 226-0683 (anytime).
SALE OLEANDER Gardens 89 ft
by 152 ft. Price $25M. Call:
WEST.BANK 1/6 acres,
road to river frontage. For
residential housing or industrial.
Call 226-2803/627-8891.
DEMERARA River frontage
for wharf, sawmill, dockyard,
agriculture, industrial, dry dock.
200 acres. Call 627-8891.
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket Ground,
comprising an area of 2.422 of
an English acre. Call 220-9675
1000 ACRES Demerara River.
Prime Agriculture, industrial. 7
types of soil, timber, sand, etc.
Call 226-2803/627-8891.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme. House
lot for sale, near the public road.
Prime location. 2 miles from V/
Hoop Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670
or 254-0397.
HOUSE lots for sale at
Friendship, EBD. Contact: Bro.
Noah at First Federation Building.
Tel: 223-5190/220-1041/611-2316.
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 sq ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-1Opm for details.
(50) ACRES land situated at
Moblissa Ranch Road (1) house:
20 x 24 concrete top & bottom.
Contact: Mok #610-' '24. Price
DEMERARA River ;10 miles
from Linden) 600 acras. 1 800
ft./8 000 ft. idea! wharf or sea
port. access Essequibo River-
$100 000 per acre. E 'rson's -
# 226-5496.
HOPE, EBD la public
road to river hank Ide or ships
warehouse bond. wit ctive 2-
storeved general b iness -
1 i2 5N ,USS36 UOO0) Jierson's
PRIME 58 000 s I of .land
for sale Resa! entiai ( idustnal.
comprises (7) house 3 180 ft
by 55 It -- ver and ro ifontage
USS60( 000 2 -2803

CAMP ST. $8M, Diamond -
$5M, Happy Acres 14,500 sq. ft.
- $18M, Happy Acres 7,200 sq. ft.
- $9M, Bel Air Park- $45M, Courida
Park 112'x130', Grove H/scheme
- $900 000, Lamaha Gdns $7M,
Madawini, Soesdyke, EBD 160 x
140 $15M, Friendship, EBD 60
x 350 $14M, Eccles Public Road
- $23M, South R/veldt $5.5M,
Blankenburg for farm, 400 acres -
$150 000 per acre, Blankenburg -
17 house lots $15M, Triumph -
19 house lots $80M, Queenstown
- $28M, Eccles, Industrial 17,000
sq. ft. $23M, Yarrawkabra Dump
Road 100 x 200 $900 000.
Future Homes Realty 227-4040,
628-0796, 611-3866.

PHONE: 227-0928.
FOR overseas visitors
-furnished flats. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest in
Craig St., Clville. 223-
2-BEDROOM cottage at
799 Westminster, Canal #1.
WBD. Contact # 615-2230.
TORS. PHONE 225-9944.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
for rent. Please contact tel. 227-
3307 with in 8 am to 4 pm.
(1) 3-BEDROOM, self-
contained semi-furnished
house. Tel: 223-7919 or 227-
1 PLACE for Club or games
room. 48 Princes & Russell Sts.
Phone 226-6603. 225-3499.
ROOM to rent. Preferably
single male, non smoker. Tel.
222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm, Mon.
- Fri.
FOUR-bedroom house
at 47 Trotman St..Golden
Grove. ECD. Contact phone
# 277-3567.
Middle Rd, La Penitence $27
000. Preferably single or
couple. Call 225-9759.
2-BEDROOM self-
contained bottom apartment at
Independence Boulevard. Tel.
NEW 2-bedroom self-
contained apartment, Bel Air
Park, facing Duncan Street. Tel.
apartment, fully grilled for
decent single working girl. Call
227-3450 between 6 pm and
OFFICE SPACE, 1400 sq. ft.
Air conditioned, 35 North Rd. &
King Street Georgetown. Tel.
bedroom house US$500 per
month. Call 227-3546 or 609-
FURNISHED American styled
apts. Suitable for a couple or
single person $4 000/$5 000
per day Call 231-6429, 622-
COZY 2-bedroom apt. with
basic conveniences. Central
location, near school, Post
Office. Health Centre &
Churches, etc. Decent working
bachelors or associates
preferred. Call 226-9410.
apartment 3 bedrooms, inside
toilet & bath, cupboards. 24 hrs
electricity & water, garage.
parking and lots more S45 000
neg. Telephone number 233-
2857. 233-2336

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FUTURE Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. Business to let -
Church St. US$700, Regent
St. US$6 000, Middle St. -
US$900. Camp St. US$6 000,
P/Nagar US$2 000. Brickdam
- US$600 US$1 500, North
Road US$1 000, Church St. -
US$5 000, Cummings St -
US$1 200.
ONE fully furnished 2-
bedroom bottom flat, telephone
and parking available. Located
in Roxanne Burnham Gardens
for short or long term rental.
Contact Victor 227-7821 or
APTS, houses, rooms,
bond, office and business, two
bedrooms $32 000, 1 b/room
- $23 000 $22 000. Executive
house, fully furnished US$1
200. Call 225-2709/225-0989.
bedroom) $17 000, $20 000,
$23 000, $32 000, $40 000,
$50000, $60 000, furnished -
$30 000, $45 000, $60 000.
(Rooms $14 000. Call 231-
ONE 1-bedroom apt. Fully
furnished, meshed, grilled, in
safe. clean environment, near
UG. $48 000. This includes all
utilities (Phone, light, water).
Call 222-3962 between 9 am &
6 pm.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212.
UNFURNISHED 2-flat concrete
house in residential area -
US$500, neg. Tel: 616-3743 -
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
FEMALE. TEL: 226-5035
(08:00 17:00 HRS).
APT. houses and rooms
for students, singles and
Low Income earners. ($20
000 $35 000). Call 900-
8258, 900-8262.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at Garnett
St.. C/ville. G/town. Contact
Ms. Dee on 223-1061 or 612-
FURNISHED 1-bedroom
apt. Short term. Parking, cable
TV, low crime, no flooding area.
Tel. 625-1138 or 233-2915.
EXECUTIVE Apts., Houses,
office space, etc. Furnished &
unfurnished. $45 000 to US$3
000. Call 225-0353/225-8578.
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sq. ft. Queenstown, G/
town. Telephone & lots .of
parking space. Price
negotiable. Call 624-4225.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle, executive houses
from US$600 to US$1 500.
Enquiries pis call 624-6527/
CALL Vish Realty for rental
of properties, apartments, office
space & bond space. Prices
from $40 000 to US$2,500. Tel:
ONE, two, three & four-
bedroom apartments from
US$400 US$1 500. Short &
long term. Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 624-4225.
SEMI furnished residential
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All
self-contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
TEL. # 227-0972.
000 up; executive places, short
& long term from USS500 up;
office spaces North Road,
Kingston. other; Bond spaces;
business places Kingston,
Robb, Regent. Sheriff, others.
VISHNU'S Realty 225-3797/

PRIME business location
situated at Vreed-en-Hoop, WBD
- suitable for office, clinic, Internet
Caf6, private school, etc. Tel:
264-2650/227-3431, Monday -
Saturday. .
FULLY furnished 1 & 2-
bedroom apartments air-
conditioned, hot and cold, parking
space to rent. For overseas visitors.
Tel: 218-0392, 610-4911, 218-0287,
FURNISHED rooms and one
two-bedroom apartment
unfurnished, with inside toilet &
bath Bachelor's Adventure,
ECD. Tel: 270-1214 (Gloria).
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle. Executive houses
rental starts from US$600 to
US$1 500. Enquiries, please
Call: 220-7021 or 624-6527.
2-BEDROOM furnished
apartment (2) bathrooms, a/c,
hot/cold water, tel., car park, etc.
- in residential area: Ogle (close
to airstrip). Tel: 642-2956.
PRIME business place
situated in Robb St. (between
Orange Walk and Cummings
Street). Info. Call: 231-1346
between 7 am and 2 pm, 7 pm
and 9 pm.
CALL Vish Realty for
rental of properties,
apartments, office space, bond
space & business premises.
Prices from $40 000 to US$2
500. Tel. 225-9780.
ABOVE Ray's Auto Sales -
two apartments four bedrooms &
two bedrooms, very spacious.
Located at Lot 3 Bagotstown, EBD.
Please Call: 233-5151, 233-5326,
SHORT and long-term fully
furnished apts. -suitable for
overseas visitors in residential
areas: Queenstown, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gdns. etc. Call: Shades
& Shapes 642-8725.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom flat
apartment at Annandale North,
ECD fully grilled $20 000,
monthly. Call: 220-9477, 613-
6314 only interested
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suit-
able for overseas visitors on short
term basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-
FOR overseas guests house,
fumished flats, rooms, house and
apartment. Self -contained and
AC. Contact C & S Night Club. Tel.
227-3128, cell 622-7977.
JAY PEES Restaurant at Barr
Street and Stanley Place. Kitty,
newly renovated. For further
information Contact Ramjit Tel. #
225-4500, 225-9920, 640-6112,
Troy Phillips 226-9279.
UG ROAD furnished
apartments, single & double
rooms apartments good for
overseas guest; office spaces -
good for any type of business,
well-secured, air-con., TV,
security. Meals can be arranged
for guest. Call: 222-6708/623-
FOR SALE/RENT. Montrose:
One 2-storey building. Upper
flat: 3 bedrooms, toilet & bath,
living & dining room, kitchen.
Lower flat 2 bedrooms, toilet &
bath, living & dining room,
kitchen Parking available. Sale
Price $6 5M negotiable. Rental:
Upper fiatl $30 000. Lower flat
. 520 000 Tel. 220-5439 or
ONE 2-bedroom apt., fully
furnished, completely tiled, hot
& cold water, bar, meshed &
grilled in safe, clean
environment, near UG. US$450.
This includes all utilities (phone,
light, water). Call 222-3962
between 9 am & 6 pm.
RESIDENTIAL: 2-bedroom
furnished apartment, 2 A/cs,
telephone, parking, etc. P/Nagar
- 4-bedroom furnished house,
maids quarters, telephone, etc.
Eccles Area AA 3-bedroom
(master). furnished house,
telephone, hot/cold, security
(MMC). Q/town top. 3-
bedroom, bottom 1-bedroom
apartment. Commercial -
Regent Street bottom flat. Call
231-4310. Cell 618-7895.
ONE two-flat dwelling house
containing 2 bedrooms, North
East La Penitence. $38 000 per
month. Contact Tel. No. 227-

EXECUTIVE property in
residential section of Bel Air Park
- unfurnished. Rental US$1
200 per month. Phone 645-
0133 or 231-7745.
WE ARE always a blessing.
Only one $40 000, top flat apt.
- US$600. house by itself from
US$600 to US$2 500. Phone
Mrs. Tucker #225-2626 or Mrs.
Laundry #231-2064 or e-mail:
FUTURE Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
To Let: Sec. K C/ville US$2
000 US$4 000, Republic Park -
US$1 600, Queenstown US$3
000, Alberttown US$600, AA
Eccles US$1 500, Lamaha
Gdns US$1 200 US$3 000,
Camp St. US$600, Diamond
Public Road US$1 500, AA
Eccles US$2 000, Blygezight
Gdns. US$1 000, Courida Park
$125 000 US$1 500, P/Nagar
- US$1 700 US$1 200, Bel Air
Village US$600, Cummings
St. US$3 000, Sec K, C/ville -
KITTY $40 000, C/ville -
$50 000, Georgetown $50
Kingston, furnished US$1
500, NEW HAVEN US$2 000,
Bel Air Park, semi-furnished -
US$1 000, Lamaha Gardens,
Subryanville. Queenstown,
Prashad Nagar, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, others.
Main Street, High Street, Bel
Air Park. Middle Street,
Brickdam, Barr Street. others.
Street, Sheriff, Croal, South
Road, Bond Places Central
Georgetown. East Coast,
many others. MENTORE/
SINGH REALTY 225-1017,
623-6136 or Lot 64 Main and
Middle Streets, Georgetown.
furnished Century Palm Gdns.
- US$800 1,600 sq. ft, office
space Kingston US$1,600;
(800 sq. ft) office space -Hadfield
St., Stabroek $100,000 approx;
two-bedroom fully furnished flat
- Kitty $70,000, two-bedroom
unfurnished top flat Prashad
Nagar -$70,000, one four- (4)
bedroom unfurnished house -
Courida Park $100,000, one
three-bedroom fur. Flat South
R/veldt. Pk. $95,000. Wills
Realty # 227-2612/627-8314.
"BEST Wishes to all for
Christmas and the New Year".
bedroom furnished US$1 000.
ECCLES: Large 6-bedroom, 2
flat. Can rent each flat
separately at US$750. NEW
HAVEN: Large 3 and 4
bedrooms homes at US$2000
each. QUEENSTOWN: Very nice
4-bedroom, partly furnished -
GARDENS: Huge 6-bedroom
beautiful mansion on over an
acre of pleasant grounds,
unfurnished, really a prize at
US$3 500, etc, etc. OFFICES:
Main, Robb, Middle and Church
Streets. Call 226-7128, 615-
us for all executive rentals.
Queenstown, apt. US$500 up,
Bel Air Gardens US$2 500,
Courida Park-US$1 500, University
Gardens US$2 500, Happy Acres
- US$2 000, Subryanville US$1
400, D'Urban Backlands US$1
200, Section K, Campbellville -
US$1 000, Big Gardens US$700,
Lamaha Gardens US$1 500, New
Haven US$2 500, Queenstown
house US$1 500. All available
for immediate viewing. Contact
Shades & Shapes. 642-8725.

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-5739
sawmill large river front.
perfect for deep harbour.
Tel: 223-5586.
1 HOUSE lot with 4 houses:
Persons interested please call
333-2420 Price negotiable.
One-storey wooden property,
290 Croal St., Enterprise, ECD.
Price neg. Contact No. 220-

bedroom, ocean view corner lot.
House one block from E.C.
Public Road. Call 225-5591 or
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable.
Call: 223-4938.
PROPERTY for sale by
owner wooden & concrete
building at North Ruimveldt -
$6M, neg. 226-7762.
CONTACT: 233-2657._
PROPERTY at Mocha-
Arcadia, East Bank Demerara.
Price $2 300 000, negotiable.
Contact: 644-5690.
apartment flats with business
place, fully concreted. All
utilities. Call 627-8891.
PRIME Property East Bank
- house/land with old sawmill,
road to river. Call 627-8891/
NEWTOWN- 3-bedroom
upper flat, 2-bedroom lower flat,
concrete/wood. 627-8891. Call
226-2803 (8 am 5pm).
ONE going business
premises; one secured beautifully
tiled office; one three-bedroom
house fully grilled in New
Amsterdam. Tel: 333-2500.
HOUSE and land for sale -
ECD (3-bedroom concrete
house). (H) 220-4878 Call 6 pm
- 8 pm; (W) 222-5424 Call 9 am
- 4.30 pm. $4.5 million.
$8.5M,-$7.5M, $6M, $25M,
$28M. Call 226-2803 or 627-
KITTY Lot 48 Stanley
Place between William St. &
Public Road. Sublot B, 8- ft.
driveway, top flat, wooden
building. Price $4 million
negotiable. Phone 231-7991,
2-STOREYED wooden/
concrete property (3)
bedrooms upstairs; (2)
apartments and one-bedroom
apartment, telephone, light,
water, etc. Tel: 225-9092. 643-
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
EAST BANK. New ranch
house. 3-bedroom, self-
contained/study, d/r, family
room, TV room, store room. 1
Acreof land._627-8891.
PRIME property East
Bank. House/land with old
sawmill. Road to river. Call 627-
8891/226-2803 ..........
OGLE Area D, house land -
45 x 100. Concrete house. 30 x
20. $7.5M. Call 627-8891.
BUSINESS places in
Georgetown with bond 50 x
100, concrete with tiles. Call
627-8891. Property fenced.
$17M, Queenstown $16M,
Enterprise Gardens new almost
finished- $5.5M, Bel Air Park,
Republic Park, Eccles, South
Ruimveldt, Happy Acres,
Brickdam $45M, others.
225-1017, 623-6136.
KITTY $10M, Queenstown
- $13M, business place $10M,
Montrose $5M and Industry -
$5M. K. S. RAGHUBIR Agency.
Office: 225-0545. 614-5212.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56 Section
D Cumberland, East Canje phone,
electricity, etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
HOUSE/Land Foulis
Public Rd. attractive price. 5
acres of land, Craig, EBD. 1
House lot at Nandy Park $6M.
Tel. 266-2093 or 220-5707.
POPULAR Video Club in very
busy area in New Amsterdam.
Terms of Sale & Occupancy can
be negotiated. Call 333-2990 or
after hours 333-3688.
URGENTLY needed -
commercial, residential
buildings for sale or rent. Regent
St., Robb St., North Rd., Church
St., Vlissengen Rd., other area
not mentioned. Ederson's #

of buildings, we have General
Management Services paying
bills, repairs/landscaping.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
new hospital (1) block long, 75
width, can be general hospital,
dentistry, pharmacy, snackette.
Inspection anytime. Ederson's -
# 226-5496
BEST Road active bakery
with equipment/2-storeyed 5-
bedroom residence (has hospital
contracts) $17M (US$85 000).
Ederson's # 226-5496.
STARR Independence BLV.,
Albouystown vacant 2-storeyed
3-bedroom building on (3) house
lots, road to alley. $3M (US$15
000). Ederson's # 226-5496.
ATLANTIC Gardens new 2-
storeyed ranch-type mansion on
(2) lots coconut/fruit trees, area
or tennislswimming pool $30M
(US$150 000). Ederson's #
XMAS Gift. Republic Park -
residential 2-storeyed 4-bedroom
mansion on (3) house lots area
for tennis!swimming pool $26M
(US$130 000). Ederson's #
XMAS Gift. Kingston vacant
corner 3-storeyed 6-bedroom
well-designed mansion. Ideal
for offices/church/school $36M
(US$180 000) Ederson's # 226-
CANAL No. 1 Polder new
2-storey 4-bedroom concrete
building on 15 acres of land with
1500 bearing citrus/other fruit
trees. $12M (US$60 000).
Ederson's 226-5496
NEWTOWN, Kitty, front -
concrete/wooden 6-bedroom,
back 4-bedroom with toilet &
bath, kitchen. $9M (US$45 000).
Ederson's 226-5496.
vacant 3-storey, 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion. Ideal foreign
mission $50M neg. Ederson's
2-storeyed 6-bedroom building
on a double lot to build another
house $3.7M (US$17 000) neg.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
PRASHAD Nagar vacant 2-
storeyed 5-bedroom 2-year-old
mansion fully grilled, parking -
$16.5M (US$82 000). Ederson's
- # 226-5496.
TUSCHEN Housing Scheme
- one-year-old two-storeyed
concrete 3-bedroom mansion -
well-designed, Hollywood-style.
Inspection anytime $7.5M
(US$37 000). Ederson's # 226-
overseas vacant possession 3-
storeyed steel!/concrete building
- Georgetown business centre. -
$5M average. Ederson's #226-
storeyed concrete (4) luxurious
bedrooms. (1) master, well-
designed building, garage -
$13M (US$65 000). Inspection
anytime. Ederson's # 226-
vacant new 2-storeyed concrete
property on % acre land (3)
bedrooms, (2) toilets. (2) baths, -
$13M (US$65 000) neg.
Ederson's # 226-5496.
STATION St., Kitty 2-
storeyed 8-bedroom residence.
Ideal for taxi, Intemet/general
business. If qualified, move in
today. $13.5M neg. Ederson's
- # 226-5496.
D'URBAN St., Lodge vacant
2-storeyed concrete/wooden
building. Note: (4) 2-bedroom
Hollywood-designed apartments
-$13M (US$65 000). Ederson's
-# 226-5496.
SOUTH Ruimveldt Gardens
- vacant 2-storeyed concrete!
wooden 3-bedroom mansion -
fully grilled, garage $7 5M
(US$37 000) neg. Ederson's #
UG ROAD ohe-year-old two-
storeyed concrete building well-
designed, with going business.
Also 2-bedroom apartments.
studio apartments, office spaces.
Serious enquiries only. Cai: 222-
SALE by owner. New, vacant
35' x 30' 2-storeyed concrete 5-
bedroom house with (2) toilets.
(2) baths, fully grilled. 110-220V.
telephone $10M or USS50.000.
neg. Section 'C' Enterprise. ECD.
Tel: 611-8912. 227-3788 (Eddie).

KITTY $16M neg.; South
R/veldt $7.8M; Atlantic Gardens
-(Classic) $35M; West Coast -
$5.9Mneg.; West Coast for
business $25M neg.; Brickery,
EBD $10.5M; Friendship, EBD,
Road Side Business -$15M. Call
anytime: 609-8109 -ROCHELLE
ONE two-storey wooden and
concrete 4- bedroom house, South
Rui~e Gardens. Contact Ronald
on 664033 or Samantha on 624-
137IM1o reasonable offer
refused. Vacant possession.
GREA We are aggressive,
dynamic and can help you to
protect your valued property,
be it land, properties for rental
or sale, give us your business
while you relax in the
knowledge it is in good hands
where service are prompt,
efficient and reliable. Tel. 641-
8754, 225-4398.
GREIA. Lamaha Gardens
- good location, 2-storeyed
concrete/wooden (3) rooms
top, (2) rooms bottom. Price
$ 17M, neg.; Broad St. $7M,
Alberttown $7M, Liliendaal -
land $4M. Tel: 225-3737, 225-
ONE three-srey building 33
000 so ft at Parka. deal for Hotel,
Store, Hospt or any other type of
businesses, etc. Any reasonable price
would be considered. Contact Len's
at Sheriff St. for further
information. Tel. 227-1511. N.B.:
Extra land to extend building or
new one.
ONE two-flat wooden
building and transported land,
back house in good condition.
Agricola S10M. One two-flat
concrete and wooden building
in good condition. Charlotte
St., Bourda $20M neg. One
sawmill in working condition.
Friendship $50M neg. 80
acres of land for housing, etc,
EBD. $4M per acre. One two-
bedroom concrete building on
large land. Canal No. 2 -
$6.6M. Wills Real Estate -
227-2612, 627-8314.
Stabroek $75M (comer lot),
South Cummingsburg $28M
Queenstown S16M. Bel Air
Park $48M. South Ruimveldt
Gardens $8M, Wortmanville -
$4M and many others.
Telephone 225-3006. Home
& Estate Marketing Services.
E m a I I
LAND OF CANAAN. Investors,
property for world Cup visitors -
very private, ranch-styled
building, three bedrooms (3),
master room included, hot/cold,
mosquito meshed, etc.,
spacious living area, bedrooms,
dining, kitchen. Situated on
one (1) acre of cultivated land,
can build another "two
buildings. Asking price -
$16.5M. Telephone 225-
3006. Home & Estate
Marketing Services. Email:
ONE 2-storeyed concrete
and wooden building situate at
Lot 88 Third Street, Uitvlugt
Pasture. WCD. UPSTAIRS -
wooden, 600 sq. ft, with (3)
bedrooms, concrete and tiled
toilet and bathroom 60 sq. ft.
DOWNSTAIRS concrete, 480
sq. ft. AREA OF LAND 5 000
sq. ft. Price $2.9 million.
Contact: Victor Surajballi. Tel:
KITTY $13.5M, Bel Air
Park Land & small cottage -
$13.5M & $30M, Diamond
(huge land alongside public
road $60M, Queenstown-
$22M. Regent Street $35M,
Subryanville S55M & $35M,
Vlissengen Road $35M neg.,
Sheriff Street S40M, New
Amsterdam S10.5M, Hap
Acres (6 lots together) 35M,
$7.5M, Eccles BB S10.5M. Vish
Realty 225-9780.
WE ARE always a blessing.
Generation thinking demands
that we buy Real Estate for long
term benefits. Bel Air Springs
- USS170 000 only, Bel Air
Gardens needs repairs -
USS200 000. Subryanville on
10 000 sq. ft. US$160 000,
Lamaha Gardens US$190
000. Prashad Nagar- $19M. Q/
town SlIM. Queenstown on
double iot US$210 000, Sec
K' S14.5M, Meadow Brook -
S14M. South Gardens $12M
and $8M. Business property -
S17M.HappyAcres- $21M.LBI.
Earls Court S16M, Republic
Park S20M on double lot BUY
Phone Ms. Tucker #225-2626.
Ms. Landry # 231-2064 or e-
m a i :
tonyreidsrealty@ho.mail corn

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GUYANA CHRONICLE, Sunday, January 01, 2006

227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Properties for sale AA Eccles -
$35M. Le Ressouvenir $60M,.
Sec K C!ville S21M. P/Nagar
- $12M $35M. Prado Ville,
Ogle S35M, Lamaha Gdns
$47M, Bel Air Gdns- US$500
000. Station St.. Kitty $23M.
UG Gdns $55M US$1.3M,
Ogle Front. Air Strip Road -
$75M, New Providence $65M
- $75M, Bel Air Gdns S36M,
South R/voldt $11M, Civille -
$15M. New Garden St. $52M,
Hotel South US$2M,
Carmichael St. $35M $80M,
Mahaica $13M, Meadow
Brook Gdns $18M, Agricola,
EBD $4M, Kitty $10M $65M,
North Road, Alexander Village,
fur. house. A/c $23M. South
Road $20M $55M. Annandale
- $3 5M. Regent St. $40M.
storey fully concreted house -
5 bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms.
American fixture faucet, sink.
toilet, cabinet, hot water tank,
eating kitchen, built-in
wardrobe, central air-
conditioner car garage, front
view to Public Road. Lot 6
Nandy Park. EBD. Interested
person only to call. Day 226-
7806. evening 225-8410.
WE ARE always a blessing.
"[.i --i-- 1n P.rd $15M: 5"'
,-I.' i i. r ,-, .- 160 x 30 -
$7M. LBI $5.5M (only 1),
Republic Park and Meadow
Brook S5.7M & S7M. Happy
Acres $5 5M: Gated
Community, Chateau Margot -
$8M for house lots rich
minds only: Lamaha Gardens
$12M, Queenstown in excess of
$20M. Bel Air Gardens annd
Springs neg. Phone Mrs.
Tucker #i225-2626 oi Mrs
Laundry #231-2064.
FOR SALE or rent. 8 West
Ru Li., idut t land & bLiding.
Fenced land 8 000 sq f',
Building concrete with tiled
floor. Dimension 27 9 x 55
0 14856.25 sq ft). 'i I I;- '
at $16M sale or rent i '
One 45 gin stainless steel kettle.
Property at 92 Oronoque St,
Qur:'e!stown. $15M Some
repairs, not negotiable Dial
KITTY $9.'5M Be Air Park -
S25 5i. nQuens'rown S20.5M,
VI&sesiiger Road $35M. Regent
Street -$35M. Eccles BB i 0.5M.
Providence $12 5M1,. Bickdar -
S$80 5M Bel 8,ir Spring swimmmng
pool S110M. Bei Air Gardens S
f0Mli Alber~town (land. l( 503. --
$12 5M, New Amsterdan -
510 5M Happv Acrs (off P:iihi
Road) 6 lot i 6 $35o'.
Subyanville : ViSH Realty
# 225-9780.
N t 1i I two-bedrcli o
n,; i:-lte onri-lev-e;l -. North EI ast
Ia Penitence $5.5M two house
lo0-. 80 ft x 113 ft LBI S6M,
oe two-bredroom wooden
cottage St Stephen's Street.
Charrestown S2.8M: five- Ci)
bedciroo concrete. and woo-urnll
!. .: in double lot Atlantic
S- 20M, four- !4)
bedroom concrete I i-,, i I in
qgo'1 condition $12M. one
co,crete aid wooden building
no repairs $12M. Me Doom -
one i1) two-bedroom wooden
cottage on land: 45 ft x 110 ft.
Subrvanville $16M. neg : four-
bedroom concrete semi-, split
level house on large land (9,700
sq ft)- two garages. hot and cold
water system, laundromal. etc. -
S23M Republic Pk : four-
ied!oom executive house Bel
ir Pk. -- $28M, one two-fla!
,orrelt" niuding on large land
k! Iv $22M. one three..
stu eycd concrete and wooden
.! i..!!!g in good condition' rn
(GeOaretown $35M" one thiee-
ibedroorn concrete & wooden
nouse on large land. 14.0.00 sq.
rt I Bi -520M. Wlls Really #
227-2612 627-8314.
"BEST Wishes to all for
Christmas and may 2006 be
prosperous and peaceful". BV/
RIUMPH: 5-bedroom 2-flat -
vacant lots $5.5M.
SUBRYANVILLE: 4- bedroom 2-
flat on a cool street $19M
BEL AIR PARK Magnificent 8
bedrooms, beauty (6 are self-
contained) w!th large swimming
pool. play room. 2 kitchens
really the total works. US$1M.
You are welcome to inspect
anytime and make your offer.
And lots more all over Call 226-
7128, 615-6124 ABSOLUTE
REALTY. 'The Home ol be- er

BEAUTIFUL Rottweiler
pups. Call: 233-5151/5326/
ZX 600 Kawasaki Ninja
Motorcycle. Contact 218-1416
- Mike.
ST 170 bonnet (old model),
grilled left head lamp, 1 pair
trafficator. Tel. 220-0539.
4 STRAIGHT Stitch sewing
machine head. 2 20" TVs. Tel.
SALE! SALE! Ladies and
gents clothing. Wholesale. Tel:
AT 170 CARINA Parts --
doors, engine, fenders, front
suspension, etc. Tel. 265-5876.
SALE! SALE! On enticing
French and American lingerie.
Call 225-4495 or 626-3178.
PURE-BRED Pit Bull pups -
fully vaccinated and deworned.
Call. 227-35711225-5029.
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-3113
or 610-6686.
CRICKET gears Call 225-
4813/227-7130, between 8-30
am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
CHLORINE Tablets P- 3" for
swimming pools only. Phone:
227-4857 (8 am 4 pmr) Monday
to Friday
48 FT. wooden boat wiih
8000-lb ice box 48 Hp Yamaha
engine 1600-lb of rigged seine
Tel 615-2398.
BEAUTIFUL Dachshund!
Tibetian pups (5 weeks old). Call
Pitbuil/Rottwei;e,. Seven we' ks
od,e rewormed &. vaccinated
Call 225-3762:227-77'4.
PURE BRED Pit Bull Pups.
Dewormed and fully vaccinated
over 6 wks old 227-3571/225-.
PAINT. All colours. Tel. 220-
1014, Lot 6A Courbane Park,
Annandale, ECD.
2 UPRIGHT. double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Coolei. 1 warmer. Tel
627-8749 or 223-3024
ARGON!Co2 mixed gas. Also
shock treatment for swimming
poois Phone. 227-4857 (8 am 4
;iirn Monda; y to Friday.
ONE brand new comr0uicer
with CD Burner, CD W'alkrnarns. c'I
s-ereo a:rid OU\/ Plaver Co0rntact
,?'.:5 .1 12 62692; 4
AC UNITS brand new, 5
000 150 BTU. Kenmore brand
Contact Juliana at 613-3319 or
2?6-7973. Going reasonable
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks old,
tully vaccinated & dewormed
$ $15 000 each. Tel. 229-
6527, 610-8071.
LIKE NEW. Asking $75 000.
One 90 Honda Lady Motor Bike,
in good condition. Asking $150
000. Call 225-5591 or 612-
LABRADOR Retriever &
German Shepherd Pups. 7 weeks
old. British bloodlines. Tel. 226
0931 ifter 5prn or 616-7377J -
JUST arrnve-d from ihe UK are
1500 x 20 Tractor Grip and 1400
x 20 Power Grip Tyres Contact
Tel. 220-2034. Tel/Fax 220-
FREONgas- 11 12 22 502
134A & 404A. Also Hellum tio
balloons and Argon GA Phnone
227-4857 (8 am- -4 pm) Monday
to Friday
HOUSEHOLD terms ..q beP
,',ardirobe. 2 sth reo stT for
S ed'.ing bar-b-qu disOS i.
Reasonably priced Tel: 220-7252
after 4 pm.
PARTS for dryeisw;5.,sher
tichn iistats bells, prinps moti s
.. .1 valves, tc. Techin~:cans
S .1- Cali 231-6429 2' 2-
GIVE the gift thai keeps on
Sinici Ariorable Pompiek
puppies ,,accinated &
l,,w,:rinOed. Cali Andre on 22i'-
;:42., 226-7648 or 2 i-'5i 4.

2 NEW flat screen TVs $75
000 each, neg. 1 stainless steel
bar-b-que grill (big) $100 000
neg. Owner leaving country. Tel.
226-5136, 643-6997.
Machine $55 000..1 Iron Safe
- $300 000. 1 Wardrobe, double
beds, filing cabinet, 1 suite. Tel.
226-5053 or contact Mr.
Latchmansingh, 7 Camp &
Norton Sts.
1 HONDA pressure washer,
brand new; 2 drills; 1 saw; 1
Jialing motorcycle, next to new:
1 amplifier; 1 truck pump; 1
battery charger; 1 bicycle. Tel. 265-
2 TVs. 2 grass-cutters, 2
chainsaws, 1 tape. 1 microwave.
1 electric saw, 1 music set. 1 CD
player, 1 movie camera, 1 flash
camera, 1 machine, 1 gas stove.
OXYGEN and acetylene
gases. Fast and efficient service.
10-11 Mc Doom Public Road, EBD.
Phone- 223-6533 (8 am 4 pm)
Monday to Friday (Saturday: 8 am
12 noon).
HOUSEHOLD appliances -
large double-door fridge (GE).
microwave, washing machine
(Whirlpool), VCR. 19" CD player,
new double bed all in excellent
condition. Call now # 625-7090.
HOUSEHOLD items, e.g.
bed. wardrobe. (2) stereo sets for
weddings, bar-b-ques, discos,
etc. Reasonably priced. Tel:
220-7252, after 4 prm.ITALIAN
furniture (3) chairs and a table
(8 sets) -$2000. per set. De Deck
STel: 233-6814.
SKY Universal, authorized
:i.ealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish View up to
125 channels including Pay Per
View i channels and also Direct
T\/. Contact: Tel. 231-6093.
227-1151 (Office).
diesel engine with twin disc pto
on bed, good general conditi on
$1.25M. 4H ft. steel pontoon
EX 12" diesel with 15 x 28 ft.
purple heart sluice $0.5M.
Located Middle Mazaruni. Call
CAUSTIC soda: 55 lbs -
S4.000, Alumi 55 Ibs $5,000.
Soda Ash. 50 Ibs $5,000.
Sulphuric acid: 45 gals -
S45.000: Granular Chlorine.
Chiorine qas Phone: 227-4857
(8 am 4 pmn) Monday to Friday
BATTERIES watch and
calculator batteries just arrived.
special pre Christmas sale.
Batteries reduced from three
hundred dollars to two hundred
dollars, fitted free while you wait.
Buy only Maxwell Silver Oxide
Batteries not just Maxwell.
Guyana Variety Store and Nut
Centre. 68 Robb Street, opposite
Salt & Pepper Restaurant.
NOW is the time to increase
your yield & returns on your crop
(rice, sugar cane, greens,
vegetables, fruits, etc). Spend
less & gain more. Use the Bio-
Algeen Liquid Fertilizer & other
products. Call: 218-0437, 642-
6238, 227-8876 (evenings), 609-
6124, 609-8529, 260-4380, 616-
8689, 622-1345 or e-mail:
2 GOLD scales and weights
complete US$200 each. 2 -
GEM diamond scales and
weights US$300 each: 1 new.
in box, 18.000 BTU Peak Split
Unit remote-controlled, never
installed, 240V US$500; 1 -
new Whirioool dehumidifier
ilOV, in box, to filler air -
1.JSS150. 2 new executive chairs
Snew, never used, in box -
USI$150 each. 5 -used 4-drawer
lirin cabinets metal- US$100
each. G .. new power fire
.*iinq.uishers. in box US$5t0
bench. i new inverter 12\ to
11 /V. 400 to 800 watts, bu!it in
fan-cooled, complete with cable
USS200, 4 hibrand new 16-feet
long aiuminiujm ladders in two
pieces US$' 120 each c -
actually new. ,usd for s months,
General Eie .trirc star-i up.I large
freezer i10V. n axceilent
ronditon --- LS$505. ; .- ew.
lr'ge Flb!egiiass. bluue hbill i.'ub
LSS200. Owner leaving l4 21-
402' ?8.

(1) 2.500-GALLON fuel
tank on stand could be used
for selling kerosene oil, diesel
or for gasoline storage price
$150 000; (4) new '/,. drive
sacket sets (25 pieces).
Draper brand $12 000 each:
(1) new tent- (USA-made) "10
x 10", with pipe fittings $15
000; (10) 5-gallon bucket
Carpet paste at $5,000 each;
(2) platform ladders 5 ft in
height & 3 ft platform -
$10,000 each: (4) new 16 ft
ladders in 8 ft halves $25
000: 100 new truck tyre liners
(Good Year) size 20 $1 000
each: 1 complete new
imported satellite dish (stand
only) price $100 000; 1 -
Rockwell band saw $60 000
- 110 volt; 1 large bench
grinder 110 volt $25 000; 1
- new peak 18,000 BTU air-
condition split unit remote-
controlled. 240-volt $105
000. Owner leaving. Tel: 621-
JCB four-wheel alignment!
12-20 WRB 4-; Post Hoist 12 -20
Jack for Hoist; Radiator flush
machine; JCB tyre changer; JCB
5.0 balancer; JCB brake lathe;
engine hoist: tool kits: jack stand
used; body kit: jack stand -
new: vice new, vice used;
battery charger; pipe expander;
Mig welder; washer; bench press;
compressor 15 Hp; pipe bender;
TEC 9 2 post hoists; tyre hoist;
A/C machine; fuel emission
control system; A/C leak seaker.
Prices in G$. VEHICLES -AT
192 Carina $1 425 000: Laurel
$880 000; Canter Truck $750
000: Nissan Cefiro $900 000:
AG 100 Corolla $1 025 000.
Regency Suites/Hotel., 98
Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Georgetown. Tel. # 225-4785.
SUPER SALE!!! Cheap!
Cheap! Cheap! Medical books
and doctor's kit including LITTMAN
Unit), MAGLITE and Mallet
physicians, lawyers or other
professionals by Melsha APC Line
R 1200 Stabiliser Voltage
Regulator, BELKIN Power Bar
CASIO Scientific Calculator,
plug in power adapter with KOSS
speakers, SONY Walkman cassette
and radio player, GE cordless
phone with brand NEW battery.
MOTOROLA cell/mobile (cheap).
and a Lasko Wind Tunnel 20"
high velocity pivoting floor FAN
with 3 speeds. E -ir h,.,- must
go in few da-,: ,i prices
negotiable' Leaving the country.
# 227-2889, 226-4021 anytimee).

147. Tel. 254-0235/645-1189.
1- NISSAN Caravan E24,
excellent condition. Tel: 220-
TOYOTA Hiace minibus 15
seals $1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
1 ET 176 CARINA stick near
wagon. Call: Jeffrey # 622-8350
or 617-9031.
mint condition. Price
negotiable Tel. 641-8647, 626-
2003 STEPSIDE Toyota
Tundra, fully loaded, low
mileage. 646-7420, 643-9891.
ONE AT 170 Carina music.
a/c, clean, excellent condition.
Tel: 611-1146. 622-3236.
TOYOTA Camry rnags, stick
gear, back-wheel drive, very
good condition 'Tel: 225-2660.
ONE (1) Amnerican car in
good condition. Going at give
away price Call 614-4029.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Goinq cheap.
Suzuki Vitara. 4-door Call
227-5500, 227-2027
i ONE Toyota Land CrLuser
(diesel) 13 seater. manual
$4 1 million Please contact
623-703 I
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with allovy rims &
Sony CD play F'Priced to go. 1 "
I 7.1-7445

1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona,
automatic, excellent condition.
Price negotiable. Telephone -
1 MF 165 and 2-Disc Plough,
1 8-ton trailer, 1 120 Y Datsun -
$62 000. Tel. 266-2093 or 220-
1 2-TON Toyota Dyna Canter.
Excellent condition. Open Back.
Contact 646-3996 or 227-1216.

MITSUBISHI Canter truck -
long tray. 17 feet 4D 32, a/c,
immaculate condition. 74 Sheriff
St. # 223-9687.
automatic $550 000. 225-1240,
ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona
car, EFI. stick gear, fully powered.
lately sprayed. Completely
Refurbished. $875 000 neg. Tel.
619-5087. 218-3C18.
1 TOYOTA Corolla AE 100,
EFI, PHH series, music, aic.
Good condition. -el. 220-7161.
ONE Coaster bus in good
working condition Contact
616-3736 or 660-1564. No
reasonable offer refused.
1 AE 100 SPRINTER, 1 -
AE 100 Ceres. 1 EP 71Starlet,
1 Long Base RZ mini-bus.
Call: 625-1676
ONE RAV 4 just arrived
in the country fully loaded,
a/c, immaculate condition.
Phone: 220-1543/645-6016.
excellent condition, mags,
music. fully powered $1.2M,
neg. Tel: 622-0192. 259-0836.
Manual transmission. Asking -
$375 000. Price neg. Ph. 623-
1536. in good working condition.
One owner Phone 226-5906.
1 TOYOTA Carina AE 81. PJJ
series, very good condition, etc.
$450 000 neg. Tel. 627-7456.
ONE TOYOTA Hilux (4 x 4).
Price negotiable. Contact No.
220-3946 or 220-9058.
GREIA Toyota Tacoma.
Excellent condition. added
features. Price $3.5M negotiable.
Tel. 225-4398, 641-8754.
ONE MF 399 Tractor in
immaculate condition. Price $3
million. Also one IDI made 16"
pump (irrigation). Tel. 232-0249.
1 HONDA Legend, 1 Honda
Civic 1 Nissan enclosed
canter. 2 12-seater mini
buses. Tel. 222-2300. Cell
door, Silver, fully loaded, low
miles car. Must see. Like new.
Call 225-5591 or 612-7304.
1 NISSAN Stanzy. PCC 1101.
In good working condition. Price -
$220 000 neg. Tel. 629-0634. Must
be sold
good condition mag rims, stick
gear. tape deck. Tel: 626-6837
after hours # 220-4316.
ONE Hor da 250 motor
scooter in good working
condition, CD 1280. Price $250
000 negotiable. Tel. 661-7015.
ONE AA 60 Carina. in ex-
cellent working condition,
needs body work tape deck. AC
etc Te! 617-4063/225-0236
TOYOTA Corona station
vi.anon T-130 back wheel
dr:ve PCC series. Price S500
000 neg Cail 226-2833 or
233-3 i 22.
1 -AE 110 TOYOTA Sprinter
motor car PHH series, one
ownei automatic, fuly powered
Price S1 250 000. Call 628-

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ONE Toyota Hiace van -
no reasonable offer refused:
one 150 hp Yamaha outboard
engine with boat $1M. Tel:
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33, 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW. PM, PS)
Price neg. Call: 223-9021.
Cell: 629-7419 (Monty).
AT 212 Carina, AT 192
Carina, AE100 Corolla, EP 82
Starlet, Toyota Exta Cab
pickup & T100 Pickup. Amar
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven: (1)
small mini-bus private. Tel:
227-1845 (8 am 4 pm), 229-
6253. anytime.
in immaculate condition: 1 -
Buick car with AT 170 engine.
many more. Call: 220-5516.
TOYOTA Carina AT 192.
Corolla AE 100 and AE 91.
Corona AT 170, Mazda 626.
Contact: City Taxi Service.
Tel: 226-7150.
1 DUMP truck. 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For more
information Contact: 264-
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition, CD!
Tape player, bubble tray, dual
air bag, mag rims, etc.-
S5.5M neg. Tel. 220-7416,
5654: excellent working
condition. Contact: Fazal
Bacchus. 63 Garnett St., C/ville..
(East of Sheriff St.). Tel: 223-
Laurel, fully loaded Gear.
Music system. Call 223-9021
or email:
CARS KE70, AA60,
SE190, 212. 170. etc. $375
000 $1 750 000. Prices neg.
Contact AR Auto Sales, 645-
5743 anytime. Serious
enquiries only.
GOING cheap one
Toyota Ceres showroom
condition, fully loaded, with
fares, CD changer, etc.. late
PHH series $1,175 000,
neg. Call: 220-2366/629-
PJJ SERIES Toyota Hilux
Surf, 4-door, 4-wheel drive.
fully powered. A/C, automatic,
right hand drive, crash bar. fog
lamp, roof rack. etc. Show
looks. $2 675 000 neg. Ca'
000, AE 100 Corolla -S1.1M.
neg., 212 Carina $1.3M, RZ
mini-bus $1.6M, Marino -
S1.1, neg., 2-ton Canter -
S1.3M, Hilux $1.3M. Starlet
$1.1M. AT 192 $1.4M.
Master Piece Auto Sale #
218-4396, 640-0929.
OWNE' lre ihi-1 621-
4928. 1 ',i-:'J' T,'- i Box
Canter truck enclosed,
excellent condition.
stereofome inside. well kept.
PHH series. 1.5 ton, diesel
engine, tilt steering, power
steering, new tyres US$8
000;1 Morris Intal 1400cc
motor car never registered.
from England, mint
condition, with a quantity of
spares US$6 000, one 2
500-gallon steel tank with
stand, could be used for
kerosene oil, diesel or
gasoline $US1 000.
1 RZ Cat eye mini bus -
15-seater, EFI Never worked
hire. See it, you will like it.
One 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone
HARRY and Son Auto
Sales, Maraj Building.
Carina 192 $1 275 000;
Nissan Cefiro $875 000;
AT 170 -$800; Marine $1
275 000; Toyota RAV 4 -$2
900 000; Camry SV 32 $1
075 000. Contact No. 227-
1881, 227-0265.
1 LONG base EFI RZ bus
-$1.6M. i 3Y mini bus -
$450 000. 1 9-Seater Town
Ace (automatic), 4 x 4 Sr
000. K and N Auto Sales. 227-
4040. 628-0796. 618-7483.

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1 SUPER Custom 3Y
mini-bus stick gear, good
condition; 1 Series II Land
Rover Long Wheel Base. Tel:
266-2241, 266-2458. 625-
TOYOTA Sprinter AE 81
- PEE series, good working
condition, minor repairs,
selling with Registration.
Come and make an offer.
Must sell before yearend.
Call: 226-1730 or 624-3661.
ONE Audi 5000 CS
Quattro fully powered, one
Chrysler Plymouth Voyager
mini-van, one AT 170
Toyota Carina, one EE 80
Toyota Sprinter. Call: Mark
on: 231-8412, 227-0843,
617-3459. Prices
2415, 614-6367, 662-
6979, 627-8150.
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha O/
B engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap;
1 KE 10 engine & gear box;
HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat, 1 paper feeder, spray
cans, computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. ,233-
6262. .
TOYOTA Xtra Cab Tundra
(never registered), automatic -
$4.5M, Toyota Tacoma (single
cab) $1.9M, Toyota Tacoma
Xtra Cab. automatic and
manual $3 million, F150 Xtra
cab (sports) $5M, F150 Xtra
Cab 2 x 4 $3.5M, Toyota (5L
Diesel) manual, GJJ series -
$2.6M, Toyota (2L Diesel)
automatic, GJJ series,! CD
player, a/c, turbo timer, mint
condition $3.3M, Honda CRV,
PHH series $2.8M, Rav 4 -
2.7M, Toyota double cab (hew
model) $4.3M, Toyota Ipsum
- $3.2M, YN100 single cab,4 x
4 $1.8M, Toyota four- runner
(manual) $2M, T100 Xtra: Cab
(manual), GJJ series $3.3M,
Nissan 2 x 4 Single Cab $800
000. K and N Auto Sales. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 618-7483:
SEASONS Greetings to all
our friends and genuine
customers, looking forward to
do business with U in 2006.
Vehicles for sale full size
Suzuki, side kick. (automatic),
DPL $1.4M, Suzuki (5-
forward) $1.4M, EP 82 GT
Turbo Starlet, PHH series -
$1.2M. AT 192 Carina $1.4M,
Toyota Marino $1.3M. Ford
F150, EFI Xtra Cab (1989
model) $1.4M, Toyota Surf,
fully customized, PJJ series -
$2.8M, GX81 Mark 2
milliono, GX90 Mark 2 -
$1.7M, Toyota AE 91 Corolla -
$680 000, AT170 Corona (full
lite). auto and fully powered
with a/c, mags, (PGG series) -
$950 000, Honda Integra, fully
loaded, CD, tape, 17" mags,
crystal lites, etc. $2M. Kindly
ask for what U did not C here.
K and N Auto Sales. 227-404,
628-0796, 618-7483.
Toyota Corolla -- NZE 121.
AE 110, EE 103, Honda
Civic EK3 & ES1, Toyota
Hilux Extra Cab -- LN 172, LN
170, RZN 174, Toyota Hilux
Double Cab- YN.107, LN 107.
LN 165, 4 x 4, RZN 167, RZN
169. Toyota Hilux Single Cab
- LN 106. Toyota Hilux Surf--
RZN 185 YN 130. KZN 185,
Mitsubishi Canter FE 638E,
FE6387EV, Toyota Carina -
AT 192. AT 212, Toyota Marino
AE 100, Toyota Vista AZV 50,
Honda CRV R01. Toyota RAV 4,
ZCA 26, ACA 21, SXA 11, Toyoia
Mark IPSUM SXM 15, Toyota Maik
2 GX 100, Lancer CK 2A, Toyota
Corona Premio AT 210, Toyota
Hiace Diesel KZH110,
Mitsubishi Cadia Lancer SC2A,
Toyota Corolla G-Touring
Wagon AE 100. Contact Rose
Ramdehol Auto Sales, 226
South Rd.., Bourda,
Georgetown Tel. 226-8953,
226-1973. 227-3185. Fax.
227-3185 We give you the best

'CAMPBELLVILLE. # 226-4939. A

COOK for private residence.
Call: 613-8308.
ONE Taxi Driver. Call 222-
3267, 222-6702.
.ONE electric chisel 110V to
purchase. Call 621-2453.
8 NEED top soil urgently, good
price offered. Call 641-8983.
ONE trench digger or mini
Hymac to purchase. Call 641-
S 1 TAXI DRIVER for reputable
service. Days only. PH 623-2789.
GIRLS to sew. Apply 353 East
St. Opposite G/town Public
H osp ital. .................................
ONE STALL to buy or rent in
Mon Repos Market. Call 618-
ONE LAND or house to buy
in Mon Repos area. Call 618-
TO PURCHASE refills for HP
Deskjet 3535 cartridge. Call 226-
5732. ,.
ONE day shift Handyman.
Tel: O 226-6527. Call in at
Tennessee Night Club.
1900, 625-9359.
1 LIVE IN Maid, age 18-25
yrs & 1 Handyman & Gardener.
Tel. 226-0170.
WANTED attractive
Waitress 1 'B' Shell Road, Kitty.
Contact: Baby. .
ONE back blade for 290 MF
tractor. Call: Joyann # 226-4514
or 225-8915.
ONE General Domestic,
preferably from the East Coast
Demerara. Call: 220-2695.
Contact Dan's Auto Electrical
Services. Tel. 226-7968.
EXPERIENCED Drivers to do
hire car work. Call: Jeffrey # 622-
8350 or 617-9031.
CAR & van Drivers. Contact:
Ganesh Cheddie, 29
Pouderoyen, WBD. Tel: 264-
TO RENT single female
needs 1 or 2-bedroom apt. in
Georgetown. Tel: 615-8747.
FEMALE needs 1 or 2-
bedroom apt. in or out of G/town.
Call 231-1029 or 615-5666.
HANDYMAN to work one oi
two days per week. Contact 6 J
Duncan St.. Bel Air Park.
1 DRIVER. Must be over 30
years. 8 years experience
Contact 220-2034/220-1787.
PART-TIME Cleaner Apply
in person to: True Value Store,
124 King St (opposite Esso).
25. Must have secondary
educaiton and "lve oi ECD Call

own tools, full-time work
available. Apply 68 Robb Street,
experienced country lady needs
a job as a general domestic. Tel.
working persons in city or
suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
SECURITY Personnel
wanted with military and para-
military training. 24 HRS.
Contact # 227-0344.
ONE Waitress. Apply in
person: Odyssey Restaurant &
Roof Garden. 207 Barr St., Kitty
- after 11 am.
ONE LIVE-IN Domestic
between the ages of 25 and 45
years old. Contact Priya. Tel.
ONE plot of land: 70 x 110 at
Diamond, EBD (New Scheme),
middle-income. Tel: 225-9092,
Assistants. Apply within at
German's Restaurant, 53 Robb
St., Lacytown, G/town.
ONE Acetylene Welder to
work (owner has bottle and gage
provided). Call: 228-2480, 228-
5378. 613-8554.
Salesperson to sell fashionable
ladies clothes. Exchange what
doesn't sell. Call: 225-2598.
NARINE'S Bakery, 54 Sheriff
Street. C/ville., Georgetown.
Wanted: Table Hands, Cleaners,
Baggers. Apply within.
TRUCK Driver to work in
Timehri area. References and
Police Clearance required.
Call: 226-4514, 225-8915
LIVE-IN Domestic to do
general work. No cooking, no
washing. Apply 68 Robb Street.
Guyana Variety Store, Nut
- --.-. ----------.-.-.-. ---. --- ---------------.-.-. ---.-.-.-... . . . ...........
Cook to prepare cutters:
Handyman. Age: 18-25 years.
Contact: Eric on 223-1682 or 643-
ONE general Cleaner to
wash sheets and clean up srri ii
guest house in Church Sirer.
Contact Sandra 226-3284.
SECURITY Guards. Must
be able to work shift. Valid
Police Clearance needed. 42
Public Rd., Kitty. # 227-3571/
CLEANERS & Waitress;, 20-
35 yrs. Apply in person with
application to TAJ Restaurant,
228- Camp St., next to Plaza
MATURE Housekeeper/
babysitter 40 -50 yrs to work at
Triumph, ECD, taking care of 4
kids. Tel. 664-0515 or 611-1323.
GIRLS AND Boys between
the ages of 18 and 24 years to
work in Printery. Tel. 225-8997,
between 10:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs.
1 DIESEL Mechanic to work
in Interior. MList have knowledge
of Perkins Engine and Cat
Excavators and Arc Welding. Call
Live-in Domestic. Apply in person
after 12 noon Mutt's Express
Rest. & Bar. Call 628-9835 ask
for Rishi.
MANAGER and Supervisor to
work at Hotel Purple Heart
Restaurant and Bar, Ci,,
Essequibo. Experience -
an asset. Call 6 1 -1972.
ONE live in maid and two
waitresses at Bibi Jamneels, 14
Vryheid'Lust Pubic Road ECD.
Live in can be arranged. Coniact
No. 220-5244 & 644-6433
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser. Mi st
know to do manicure, pedicure,
facial and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please contact. Tel.
223-5252 or 628-3415.
Salesperson. boys & girls. Must
have experience in Eleclro'nirs
items & bicycle. Apply 68 R;.ob
Street. Guvana Variety Svtore ot

NEW YORK, NY (Reuters) -
Vince Carter scored 37 points
as the New Jersey Nets won
their eighth straight game,
defeating the Atlanta Hawks
99-91 in National Basketball
Association(NBA) play on
Friday in New Jersey.

DRIVER between the ages of
35 and 45 with Licence for
motorcycle, car, lorry, van. Apply
to the Manager of Household
Plus, 131 Regent St. with
LUMBER Producer needs
immediately 2 tractor drivers &
chain saw operators to work in the
Mabura area. Good pay. Call cell
625-2973 or home 227-7856.
ONE Live-in couple in their
30s with kids to work with
Australian people in Mahaicony
River for permanent position.
Also one maid to work 3 days per
week in Kitty. Ph 225-6571.
HONEST, reliable and
hardworking Drivers to work in a
popular taxi service. Fully
loaded cars, good pay. Must
have a hire car driver's licence.
One reference required. Please
call 226-0731 anytime.
ONE Driver valid car/van
licence; one Office Personnel -
male/female, computer literate
and driving an asset. Apply with
expected salary, Tel. No. P.O. Box

Jason Kidd added 21 points
and had nine assists for the
Nets, who are on the fourth-
longest winning streak in
franchise history after a poor
start to the season.
"Everybody is committed
to this team," Carter told

Guards. Age Limit: 35-50 years.
Apply with Police Clearance & two
(2) recommendations to: The
Manager, Guyana Fisheries
Limited, Houston, East. Bank
1 ATTRACTIVE male or
female receptionist (with
experience only), ages 25-45.
1 application, 1
recommendation, 1 Police
Clearance, 2 passport pictures,
at a Hotel, 227 South Rd.,
Lacytown, G/town. 226-2852
(attractive salary).
PERSONS who met Ms.
Wendy Paul (Distributor) and are
desirous of purchasing the
product or distributing the
product. Mangosteen is a food
supplement that prevents many
illness. Please Call: 218-4949,
218-0437. 610-8529, 609-6124,
642-6238, 227-8876 (evenings)
or e-mail us at:

. Mr. 6. Wynter on 333-3154/333-6628 or

Mr. Clifford Stanley on 618-6538/232-0065

1- GOING business
place, 30ft x 35ft. 1-secured
beautifully tiled office 30ft
x 25ft. 1-3 bedroom house -
fully grilled in N/A.Call
UPPER flat of two-
storeyed building for
business purposes
located in Coburg Street
(next to Police
Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634

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

1 3-STOREYED building,
newly built in the heart of
New Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-2348.
(1) 2-BEDROOM house
at Whim, Corentyne price
- US$40 000. Phone: 220-
6115. Ideal for
businessperson or lawyer.(1)
2..BEDROOM house at
Whtim, Corentyne price -
US$40 000. Phone: ,22.0-
6 115. Ideal ,-, for
_-'. : .-'- '. i or lawyer
2-STOREY prime
reside bial property situated
in Canetheld Canje Public
Road Price $20 million'
S.1. able. Contact Tel
.- 164
1 HOUSE and land
(double lot), location: Lot
F-10 Albion Front.
Corentyne, Berbice.
Price $3.9 million
negotiable. Contact Liz -
)a7.. Sz/I

C^HURCH ieHtffelew
and King Streets, NA. Tel: 333-
2880. Gift Flower and.Souvenir
Shop, Main & Vryheid Streets.
# 333-3927

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

SAWMILL machinery & new
spare parts, also (1) 518 Caterpillar
cable skidder. Tel: 339-2547.
OXYGEN and acetylene
industrial gases. #58 Village
Corentyne. Berbice. Phone 338-
2221 (David Subnauth).
One Ransom 3-Disc
Plough, one pair MF 35-cage
wheel, one 35 MF back blade.
one steel rake Call Tel: 333-
3460 .
JUST arrived
Caterpillar 312 Excavators
(long & short boom). A.
Sookram Auto Saales,
D'Edward, WCB. Tel. 330-
2628, 623-9125.
3-STOREYED building
located in New Amsterdam.
pool tables. ice maker
machine, 1 cornplete
gym. 1 Lister generator.
Call: 333-2457/231-5171.
1 LITTLE Giant draghine with
371 "XT'- 1 48 x 36 pitch proper.ller
(I) .1, .x 13 ft 6 ins. propeller
shaft; I Perkins marne with
transmission: 1 Bedford engine block
with standard crank shalt and head:
all sizes of 3-phase motors'
cutting torch, one complete g~as
welding set: one 371 G M
engine Tel: 333-3226.

1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
EFI). automatic fully
owered. 330 Bedford Dump
Truck, just rebuilt Never used
Night Hwk motorcycle Tel

reporters after the game.
"We've turned things around."
New Jersey (17-12) now
have six days off before
playing their next game as the
Nets continue to improve after
losing 12 of their first 21
games this season.
The latest win wasn't
easy, as the stubborn Hawks'
hung around until late in their
fourth quarter in a game that
featured 25 lead changes.
"They (the Hawks) are
playing hard and we've been,
in every game we've played
this year," said Atlanta coach
Mike Woodson. I
Richard Jefferson alsd
scored 21 points for the Nets,
who didn't take the lead for
good until reserve guard Jacque
Vaughn hit a jumper with 4:53
Al Harrington led Atanta
(7-21) with 26 points, but th-
Hawks were out-scored 25-17
in the final quarter.
Joe Johnson added 20
points for the Hawks and
Tyronn Lue chipped in with
18, as Atlanta lost their third
straight game.
In Dallas, Baron Davis
scored 34 points :as the
Golden State Warriors beat tlhe
Mavericks 111-109.: ,
Jason Richardson added
32 points and Troy NMurphy
scored 18 points and added
14 rebounds for the
Dirk Nowitzki scored 24
points and Jerry Stackhouse
added 19 points for the
In Orlando, Jameer Nelson
scored 25 points as the Magic
beat the Minnesota
Timberwolves 107-87.
Dwight Howard scored 17
points and had 12 rebound'
and Steve Francis added 21
points for the Magic.
Kevin Garnett scored 29
points and had 11 rebounds
and Wally Szczerbiak added
24 points for the
In Indianapolis, Charlie
Villanueva scored 25 points
and had 10 rebounds as the.
Toronto Raptors beat the
Indiana Pacers 99-97.
Chris Bosh, added 22
points and had 12 rebounds for
the Raptors.
Stephen Jackson scored 23
points and Jeff FPoster added
10 points and had 13 rebounds
for the Pacers.
In Washington, Dwyane
Wade scored 34 points as the
Miami Heat beat the Wizards
Shaquille O'Neal added 28
points and had 10 rebounds for
the Heat.
Gilbert Arenas scored 47
points and Antawn Jamison
added 20 points for the
In Charlotte. Steve Nash
scored 24 points and had 13
assists as the Phoenix Suns
heat the Bobcats 110-100.
In Milwaukee. Mo
Williams scored 30 points as
the Bucks beat the New York
Knicks 113-108.
In Portland. Mike Miller
scored 23 points as lihe
Menmphis Grizzlies edged the
Trail Blazers 93-90.
In Sacramento. Mike
Bibhy had 33 points and
Ill assists as the King.s

Carter scores 37 as

Nets win eight straight

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 1, 2006


Windies players back in

Jamaica 13-man squad

KINGSTON, Jamaica,
(CMC) West Indies players
Wavell Hinds, Marion
Samuels and Jermaine
Lawson have been predictably
included in Jamaica's 13-
man squad, named on Friday
to contest the third round
Carib Beer Series fixture
against Trinidad & Tobago
starting next week.
The 29-year-old Hinds will
resume leadership of the team,

replacing Tamar Lambert who
led the unit for the first two
matches of the; Carib Beer Se-
ries while Hinds was away on
West Indies duty.
All three players however

will suit up for the January 6-9
game with some question marks
over their form.
Hinds enters the match


short of form after scoring
just 17 in the three-day
practice game that concluded
on Friday. In his only Test on
the tour Down Under, Hinds
recorded scores of 10 and 15.
Samuels, who returned early
from the tour of Australia
through injury, will also enter
next Friday's match in Port of
Spain with dodgy form after
scoring 32 and one in the prac-
tice game.
His four innings in Austra-
lia also yielded paltry returns,

Topp XX to

face Alpha

United M.E
From back page
on Topp XX, after the Linden club got the first chance at goal
after five minutes of play. Goalkeeper Shemrae Arthur Jost
his hold on the ball from a shot outside the box, but eventu-
ally scrambled back the ball to save a good goal.
From 12 minutes in, the city club controlled the run of
play, creating some nice opportunities that were not converted,
with at least two going pretty close. After 17 minutes, Ravi
Boodhoo put up US$100 for the first Pele player to score,
boosted with another US$100 by Swiss House Cambio.
But the goal did not come in the first half. Instead, Grant hit
Topp XX's Abassy McPherson at the back of his head and the
referee raced in to Ilash the red card.
Down to ten men, Pele still carried the attack and eleven min-
utes after the resumption. Norris Carter claimed the impromptu
prize. Shawn Bishop passed the ball to Gregory Richardson on the
,right wing, slipped the defence and passed forward to Carter, who
sent a well placed ball into the net.
Four minutes later, Topp XX replied with the equaliser. From
a right corner, a mix-up in the box ensued, and Howard Lowe sent
a flat shot through the crowd to score the goal in the 62ndnute.
Pole fans exploded with excitement when Carter again got a good
pass and shot to goal, but the ball rebounded on the upright with-
out a goal materialising.
Then Kayode McKinnon put in the sealer in the 80th minute.
Carey Harris crossed the ball from the right, and McKinnon fin-
i\li.d l m ive metres out.l .I. .
Pele next lost wirgback'Mcrvii i tiverool i-hiiinute-'from

with 56 runs in just four Test
innings, despite amassing 257
against Queensland in the open-
ing tour match.
Lawson also struggled
on the Australian tour and
was dropped after the first
Test in Brisbane, where his
20 overs cost 120 runs with
just one wicket to show for
his efforts.
West Indies opener Chris
Gayle, who underwent surgery
in Australia during the West
Indies tour to correct a long-
standing heart defect, was not
Jamaica, defending champi-
ons in the Carib Beer Series,

have gotten off to a slow start
drawing their opening matches
of the competition against the
Leeward Islands and Windward
They leave for Trinidad next
Tuesday and will also travel to
Barbados for their fourth round
fixture scheduled for January
13-16 at the Three W's Oval.
SQUAD: Wavell Hinds,
Marlon Samuels, Xavier
Marshall, Shawn Findlay,
Tamar Lambert, Brenton
Parchment, David Bernard Jr,
Carlton Baugh Jr, Gareth
Breese, Nikita Miller,
Jermaine Lawson, Andrew
Richardson, Jerome Taylor.

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By Philip Blenkinsop
BERLIN, Germany (Reuters)
Police are optimistic the
2006 World Cup will be
spared major outbreaks of
violence after the draw for
the opening stage threw up
no high risk matches, the
Head of a German anti-hoo-
ligan unit told Reuters.
"There are no (first round)
matches that pose an obvious risk,
so we are happy," Michael Endler.
head of the German police unit
monitoring hooliganism, said in an
interview late on Monday.
"There could be small prob-
lems in one or two places, but I
stress small. I am not having
sleepless nights," Endler said,
looking ahead to the month-long
Large European foot-ball-
ing nations were seeded for
the draw and so kept apart in
the opening group phase of
the month-long tournament.
The Netherlands avoided any
clash with England or Ger-
many all three have some
hooligans among their fans.
One problematic fixture
could be between hosts Ger-
many and Poland on June 14,

after around 50 fans from each
country brawled near the Polish
border two weeks ago.
Endler said police were not
expecting a repeat when the
two countries meet in June.
"We are regarding it in a re-
laxed way. There's no reason for
particular concern," he said.
Endler's anti-hooligan nerve
centre will receive information
on fan movements and potential
trouble-spots, and expects to be
handling 800 to 1 000 messages
per day during the tournament
from June 9 to July 9.
Endler promised police
would be "friendly, open, but
also firm" towards visiting fans
and would seek to step in be-
fore violence erupted. Authori-
ties would prosecute and pun-
ish troublemakers rather than
just deport them.
England is likely to send the
largest travelling army of fans,
with around 100 000 expected
in Germany, many taking ad-
vantage of the wealth of low-
cost flights.
Some 945 English hooli-
gans were detained and ex-
pelled after rioting in Brus-
sels and Charleroi in Bel-
gium during Euro 2000.



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to our sport at the regional, hemispheric and international
"His commitment and passion for our sport at the national
level is unmatched as despite the significant demands on his
time, energy and efforts internationally, he still executes with
distinction the duties of Technical Adviser to the Trinidad &
Tobago Football Federation.
"It is no idle boast that President Warner's shrewdness and
tactical maneouvres off the field have significantly contributed
to the Trinidad & Tobago National male football team being
one of the 32 qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in
Germany in June."
The GFF said Warner's visit here would be both "re-
warding and instructive" and extended wishes to him and
his family, while contending that the T&T team would do
their country. CFU and CONCACAF oroud in the World

Win, lose or

draw Trinidad

are all set to

enliven finals

(Reuters) With three of the
10 qualifiers completed by
the end of March, Trinidad &
Tobago were bottom of their
six-team CONCACAF group
and as far away from the
World Cup finals as they
could be.
After six matches, matters
had hardly improved with just
four points taken from a pos-
sible 18 and the team lying one
place off the foot of the stand-
Then a funny thing started
to happen. Trinidad & Tobago
chalked up three victories in
their last four games and
clinched a playoff match against
Bahrain with the winners set to
go to Germany.
Trinidad triumphed 2-1 on
aggregate and the partying has
hardly stopped since.
With a population of just
1.1 million, the two-island na-
tion will be the smallest at the
finals and are unlikely to survive
the first round.
Their fans, however, will
probably be among the noisi-
est and most exuberant in
Germany and those lucky
enough to get tickets know
who to thank.
Former Dutch national
coach Leo Beenhakker, now 63,
transformed the Soca Warriors
when he took over from Bertile

St Clair after the first three quali-
Helped by the return of ex-
perienced striker Dwight Yorke
who came out of international
retirement, their fortunes began
to improve as confidence grew.
Although their main
achievement has been to actu-
ally get to the finals, the side are
unlikely to be total pushovers.
Thirteen of them make
their living in England
with goalkeeper Shaka
Hislop, striker Stern John
and Kenwyne Jones all
having Premier League ex-
perience and Hislop still in
the elite division at West
Ham United.
Yorke,' the team's talisman,
won the English title and Cham-
pions League with Manchester
United and although now 34 he
is still scoring for Sydney
United in Australia and will be
back on the world stage when
his team play in next month's
Club World Championship in
The side usually play in
a 4-4-2 formation and there is
no lack of talent. That, to-
gether with a smattering of
experience and plenty of en-
thusiasm, should nake their
World Cup debut a lively one,
for the three first-round
matches they are likely to be
involved in.

Saudi Arabia look to

better woeful 2002

World Cup show

RIYADH, (Reuters) Saudi
Arabia have qualified for
their fourth successive World
Cup finals but after an
impressive debut in the
United States in 1994 they
have failed to improve.
In fact their official FIFA
rankings in the three
tournaments they have taken
part in have been 12th, 28th and
then 32nd and last in 2002 when
they had an avful campaign.
losing 8-0 to Germany, 1-0 to
Cameroon and 3-0 to Ireland.
Their greatest World Cup
moment remains their 1-0
victory over Belgium in their
opening group stage in
Washington on June 29, 1994.
Goalscorer Saeed Owairan
went past four players in a
mazy run that began in his own
half, ending it with a blistering
shot good enough to win any
The Saudis, who also
beat Morocco 2-1, qualified
for the second round where
they lost 3-1 to Sweden in
Dallas, but since then they
have been far less impressive
on the world stage..
In France 1998. all they
could manage was a 2-2 draw

failing to pick up a point or win
a game in 2002.
With east Asia still on a
high after South Korea's semi-
final performance in 2002, the
Saudis are determined to fly the
flag for west Asia in 2006.
To help them do just that,
the Satidis enlisted Argentine
Gabriel Calderon as their coach
and he steered them into the
finals with points to spare.
Saudi Arabia finished top
of Group A in the final round
of Asian qualifying matches,
with six wins and two draws.
Their campaign included two
victories over the South
Koreans, who qualified in
second place.
Calderon has made bold
choices, recalling veteran
striker Sami Al Jaber for the
matflh against Uzbekistan -
in which he scored in a 1-1
draw and giving a chance
to young prospect Yassir Al
With the bulk of their
squad expected to be made up
of .players from Asian
champions Al Ittihad, Saudi
Arabia ,have,high:hopes of
emulating their heroes, of
1994. The hard part will be


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 1, 2006 z2


Aussies confident ahead

of Sydney third Test

SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters)
- Australia's cricketers are
brimming with confidence
ahead of the third Test
against South Africa starting
Ricky Ponting's world cham-
pions won the second Test in
Melbourne by 184 runs on Fri-


fired by


-after two

RABAT, (Reuters i- Philippe
Troussier was sacked as
coach of Morocco on Friday.
two months after being ap-
"We have deepl\ Ji\eriing,
views and unforilniliic.l\ .%eC
cannot continue thi \ JI, a> I. e
put an end to the deal ,jnti.chl\.
the Moroccan Fooltjll Feder.i-
tion (FRMF) said in 1 s-itae.
Troussier wa. -ppo.nicd
on October 29 to replkce i.Lo-
roccan Badou Zaki \% h'e re-eniJed
after the African nanon lailedJ I
qualify for the 2006 \\iorld Cup
finals in Germany.
The h.,d been
due to hold a new, conference
two days ago to namely hi tqujad
for the African Naii-.n, Cup in
Egypt starting on\ 2
but failed to show up Bil hlie
and soccer official, reni..ii-e.l
mum until Friday s .nnoiiiii..
ment of his sacking
The 50-year-ol.l coi''. li .ad
signed a five-year .'iimri. Ih.
would have taken linii IInui'h
to the 2010 World Cup, in
South Africa.
The FRMF's :ei.- .e..
ment did not give ...-iii
the divergences will I rou-'i.-r
A top federation olTicia.l.
who asked not to he I;namd.
told Reuters the "dit ergelnce
between the two %ide, \itrrrt
about management iI.*b. .::i:!
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day to grab a 1-0 lead after the
opening Test in Perth was drawn.
Pointing told reporters be-
fore he flew out of Melbourne
yesterday that he was confident
Sydney's reputation as a spin-
ners' pitch would help his team
wrap up a 2-0 series win.
"The conditions down there

should suit us more than the
South Africans but you really
don't know what you're going
to get in Sydney," he said.
"Historically it has turned a
lot and our bowlers have done
very well there over the last
couple of years."
Australia's prospects are
likely to be boosted by the re-
turn of opener Justin Langer,
who missed the second Test
with a hamstring injury, while
South Africa will be without
striker bowler Makhaya Ntini.
The Proteas have rushed
spinner Johan Botha into their
squad but have still not decided
whether he will play.
"Sydney is going to be a
challenge. Losing Makhaya is al-
ways going to be a challenge for
us. He's led our attack for a
while and he's been very suc-
cessful," South Africa captain
Graeme Smith said.
"We lose our real out-and-
out strike bowler. That leaves
opportunities for other players.
We'll have a look at the condi-
tions in Sydney and make some
decisions from there."
Fast bowler Andre Nel did
reveal however the tourists


would be planning to turn up
the volume on their appeals af-
ter claiming Australian leg-spin-
ner Shane Warne had been put-
ting pressure on umpires with
his over-zealous appeals.
The ICC's match referee
Chris Broad admitted Warne
was "pushing the line" with his
appeals but said he had not
overstepped the mark, prompt-
ing a swift response from Nel.
"If they can get away with
it. why can't we try and get
iawiy with it oo." Nel lold re-
porters on arrival at Sydney air-
port yesterday.
"Maybe we can learn
from them to do that better."

In loving memory of our dear and beloved brother and uncle PETE
MASLAMONY, age 41 of 66 Sandy Babb Street Killy, who died
January. 2003

SThiee years has passed since that
sad day
A day we will never forget
In tears we sat~ you sinking
SWe watch you fade aaay
You fought so hard to stay
Our hearts were broken as i\e
watch you slipped away
You were such a wonderful person
We love you dearly
A million times we miss you
A million times we cry
To have tolove and then to part
Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart
The memories we have from day to
. day

SIO lengin or times can take at~ ay
Your death has not sepal ated us
SBut has only served to bring us
May yoursoul rest in peace -
Aum Shree GaneshAya Namah

Sadly missed by his loving sister Carmen; brothers Jerry, Dan an
Jadoo; brother-in-law Ramjit Singh; niece Amrita, Priya and others
nephews Vicky, Avinash, Alonzo and others: aunty Lucil; cousi
SVorlo; and others relatives and friends of Arawaka, North We&

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Michelle John & son
Ronaldo Rodrigues
of the late ADRIAN
i C Y R I L
formerly of 251
Thomas St, South
C/burg wish to
extend sincere
gratitude and
thanks to all who
offered support &
sympathy in this
: time ofgrief.
Your kind word,
deeds, prayers,
Thoughts and
presence has been
Most comforting.


March 4,1969
December 25,

Premier League

promises to review

Christmas fixture list
LONDON, (Reuters) The Premier League has promised
to review its Christmas fixture list after supporters trav-
elled hundreds of kilometres this week for three matches
that were postponed because of bad weather.
Matches at Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle were lost to
the freezing weather on Wednesday with Newcastle United's
match against Charlton called off 30 minutes before the kickoff.
Fourteen other games around the country were also postponed.
A report on the BBC website said Sports Minister Richard
Caborn would write to the Premier League urging them to consider
how far people were travelling and the likely weather conditions.
"It's an issue we will be looking at further with a view to
next season's fixtures," a Premier League spokesman told the
"The fans are the most important thing and we have
to make sure that our fixtures reflect that. We try to en-
sure holiday games are as close as possible."

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t' In loving memory of
Formerly of CANU and of

SThree yeais have passed .
since Januaiy 4, 2003
Sad are the hearts that
Silent are the tears that fall
Living our lives without you
SIs the haidest thing of all
The special years will not r etur n,.
M Wien tve were all together ,'
But with the love within our hearts
SYou will alk with us forever

Sadly missed and remembered by ..
Shis loving wife and son and all other
'"relatives and friends.

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In loving memory of our
beloved mother RADIKA
formerly of Wakenaam and of
23A Dowding Street, Kitty
who departed this world
January 1,2000.
Six years have passed since
our loving mom was called
away '--
You were someone very
Who can never be replaced
Yourmemory in ourlives eveiy
day can never be erased
Time cannot stealthe memones
We cary in our hearts
Or take away the happy years
Of which you were a major part
Forever in ourhearts
We love you mom
May Lord Krishna grantyour soul eternalrest
Sleep on mom until we reach again
You will always be remembered by your three
loving children Sunil, Dato, Fizul, daughte-in-law
Geeta, grandsons Sachin, Harinandan, sister,
brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brother-
Sin-law and all other relatives and friends. '

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Chelsea, United buoye

by wins, Owen suffers

broken bone

By Trevor Huggins

LONDON, England (Reuters)
- Champions Chelsea and
rivals Manchester United
were buoyed by Premier
League wins yesterday but

Michael Owen broke a bone
in his foot.
The Newcastle United
striker broke the fifth
metatarsal of his right foot in a
2-0 defeat at Tottenham
Hotspur and will be out for

Chelsea 2-0 Birmingham: A close-fought battle at the
Bridge is changed by Hernan Crespo's goal in the 25th
minute. (BBC Sport

there was grim news for
England's World Cup
preparations after striker

several months, according to
club manager Graeme Souness.
Supported by Wayne

Rooney, Owen is supposed to
spearhead England's attack at
the finals in Germany. His
importance to Sven-Goran
Eriksson's side, and their
hopes of glory, is reflected in
a strike record of 35 goals in
75 games.
As bad as it was for
Souness and Eriksson,
yesterday could not have ended
on a better note for Chelsea
coach Jose Mourinho, whose
men were 2-0 winners over
struggling Birmingham City.
Manchester United
trounced Bolton Wanderers 4-
1 in a local derby, European
champions Liverpool clocked
a 10th consecutive league win
by edging West Bromwich
Albion 1-0 and a spirited
Aston Villa side held Arsenal
to a 0-0 draw.
Blackburn Rovers were
surprise 3-0 winners at Wigan
Athletic, Harry Redknapp's
Portsmouth beat Fulham 1-0,
Charlton won the east London
derby with West Ham 2-0 and
Middlesbrough drew 0-0 with
Manchester City.
Bottom club Sunderland
suffered a heartbreaking 1-0

defeat after outplaying Everton
and going down to Australian
Tim Cahill's stoppage-time
Chelsea were in imperious
form at Stamford Bridge, with
Argentine striker Hernan
Crespo taking only one of a
string of first-half chances and
Dutch winger Arjen Robben
firing home their second just
before the break.
The win, which moved
Chelsea on to 55 points, edged
them closer to a second
consecutive league title by
maintaining a commanding 11-
point lead over United.
Liverpool, who have two games
in hand, are third on 40 points.
Looking back over the
calendar year, Mourinho told
reporters: "Our 101 points in
2005 is unbelievable -- no
defeats at home, lots of
victories, better position than in
2004, unbelievable."
As for Chelsea's title rivals,
Mourinho said: "It's very
difficult for them to catch us
but in football you have to
believe in everything so we
must play safe, safe, safe."

0 0 -n Ho tk NZ0lndt esyvctr

- Peter Fulton and Jamie How
both completed half-centuries
to steer New Zealand to a
seven- wicket win over Sri
Lanka in their second
limited-overs international in
Queenstown yesterday.
Fulton finished on 70 not
out while How made 58 on his
one-day international debut as
ihe Kiwis cruised to their
victory target of 165 with more
than 12 overs to spare.
Sri Lanka collapsed to be all
out for just 164 in their innings
with Shane Bond. Jacob Oram
and Kyle Mills capturing three
wickets each.
Tillakaratne Dilshan top-
scored with 42 off54 balls while
captain Marvan Atapattu made
35 and Russel Arnold 26 but no
one else made 20 as the innings
concluded in the 48th over.
New Zealand lost opener
Lou Vincent for 15 and super-
sub Nathan Astle for two before

SRI LANKA innings
U. Tharanga c McCullum
bOram 17
S. Jayasuriya c Vincent b Mills 12
K. Sangakkara c Fulton
b Bond 0
M. Jayawardene
c McCulium b Oram 1
M. Atapattu c How b Mills 35
T. Dilshan c Vincent b Bond 42
R. Arnold b Mills 26
C. Vaas c Vettori b Oram 1
F. Maharoof b Cairns 18
L Malinga not out 1
M. Muralitharan c Vettori
b Bond 0
Extras: (Ib-6, nb-1, w-4) 11
Total: (all out, 47.2 overs) 164
Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-25. 3-34, 4-
41,5-105,6-132,7-139,8-150, 9-162.

Fulton and How put them back
on course for a big win with a
95-run partnership for the third
Fulton, playing in just his
second one-day international.
batted 102 minutes and faced
79 balls and hit seven fours and
a six. off Mutliah Muralitharan,
which brought up his 50.
How also reached his half-
century with a six, hooking
Lasith Malinga over the fence.
to become just the fourth New
Zealander to make a 50 on
debut before he was bowled by
Sanath Jayasuriya with victory
in sight.
Sri Lanka had made a
bright start to the match,
reaching 23 without loss after
the first eight overs, when
things suddenly went wrong.
They slumped to 41-4
when Jayasuriya (12), Kumar
Sangakkara (no score), Mahcla
Jayawardcne (one) and opener
Upul Tharanga (17) all fell

Bowling: K. Mills 10-2-31-3 (w-2), S.
Bond 8.2-1-29-3 (w-1), J. Oram 10-0-
31-3, C. Cairns 8-0-42-1 (nb-1, w-1),
D. Vettori 10-1-22-0, S. Styris 1-0-3-
L. Vincent c Sangakkara
b Vaas 15
J. How b Jayasuriya 58
N. Astle Ibw b Muralitharan 2
P. Fulton not out 70
H. Marshall not out 16
Extras: (lb-1, w-4) 5
Total: (for 3 wickets,
37.2 overs) 166
Fall of wickets: 1-32,2-41,3-136.
Bowing: CVaas 9-2-38-1, L Malinga 6-
0.44-0 (w-3). M. Muralitharan 10-1-29-1
(w-1), S. Jayasuriya 8.2-2-36-1, F.
Maharoof 40-18-0.

Dilshan and Atapattu
steadied the innings with a 64-
run stand for the fifth wicket
but their departures triggered
another collapse which saw
the last six wickets tumble for
just 59 runs.
The five-game series was
originally due to be played a

year ago but was postponed after
just one match, won by New
Zealand, when parts of Asia,
including Sri Lanka, were hit by
a tsunami.
The third match will be
played in Christchurch on
Tuesday with the final two
games in Wellington on Friday
and Napier next Sunday.

% ~~~d..-"~~~

Shane Bond celebrates the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara
in the first ODI in Queenstown, New Zealand yesterday.
Bond ended with the impressive figures of 8.2-1-29-3.
(Yahoo Sport).



By Kenny MacDonald

GLASGOW, Scotland
(Reuters) Scottish
champions Rangers ended a
remarkable year with a 3-0
home win over Dundee
United yesterday.
Goals from Belgian
international Thomas Buffel,
Stevie Thompson and Danish
forward Peter Lovenkrands in
the final 22 minutes earned
them the points to lift them to
fourth on 34 points from 21
games in the Premier League
Leaders Celtic, with 48
points from 20 matches, face
second-placed Hearts on New
Year's Day at Tynecastle. Hearts
have 44 points.
Rangers won the Scottish
championship in May and
reached the Champions League
knockout phase this month but
they suffered an alarming
domestic slump this season that
almost cost manager Alex
McLeish his job.
"This year has been
terrific," said McLeish, whose
saved his job when Rangers
secured a place in the last 16 of
the Champions League with a 1-
I draw at home to Inter Milan
on December 6.
"But for the SPL blip
everything has been fantastic
and the year ahead augurs well
when you see the players out
(coming back) and the young
players who have come on.
"The future for Rangers is

going despite an inspired West
Brom goalkeeper Tomasz
"Their keeper was man-of-
the-match," Liverpool manager
Rafael Benitez said.
Spurs striker Mido, who
will be flying out to the
African Nations Cup in his
native Egypt in January, made
one and scored the other in
their win over Newcastle at
White Hart Lane.
Victory kept Martin Jol's
side fourth, on 37 points, and
cast Wigan three points adrift.
Arsenal, who host old foes
Manchester United on Tuesday,
have 33 points after tangling
with a determined Villa side.
Arsenal midfielder
Freddie Ljgberg hit the bar
and defender Kolo Toure
missed from close range in
the final minutes. Czech
striker Milan Baros
squandered Villa's best
chance, firing over with
keeper Jens Lehmann at his

bright when you see the
performances today of kids like
Chris Burke and Stevie Smith."
He added of yesterday's
match: "We had to be patient
today with the young kids we
had in that team. There was a
wee bit of nervousness but I had
a good feeling about it.
"Lovenkrands' scoring
record is incredible and he is
looking deadly through the
middle and I thought he had a
really hardworking first half
without any reward."
The first half was a non-
event with only a couple of
missed chances to liven up
Rangers took command
after the interval and Buffel
crashed a shot into the roof of
the net after Lovenkrands failed
to connect properly with an
attempted overhead kick on 68
minutes. Thompson powered
home a downward header in the
83rd and Lovenkrands grabbed
his ninth goal in six matches in
all competitions with a neat
finish past keeper Derek Stillie
two minutes from time.
Dunfermline lifted
themselves off the bottom of the
standings with a 2-1 win at
Falkirk and are a point ahead of
Livingston, who lost 2-1 at
home to Motherwell. Aberdeen
drew 0-0 at home to Inverness
Caledonian Thistle.
Third-placed Hibernian,
who have 37 points, are away
to Kilmarnock, who are fifth,

ECI, GBTI in tape

ball clash tomorrow
ENGINEERING Construction Incorporated (ECI) will
open the year with a feature 25-over tape ball match at
the National Cultural Centre tarmac, Mandela Avenue,
against arch-rivals Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry
Limited (GBTI) from 13:00 h tomorrow.
With teams having had reasonable success in year
2005, excitement galore is anticipated in a keen contest.
ECI will be without their former skipper Hillary
Davidson due to vacation in New York but the team, which
will be !ed by Raul Khan, can expect to be competitive
against the bank boys.
The twv' sides are set to play a two best-in-three series
commenciihg from the January 8.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE .Januiar:y .12006

United made an ideal start
on manager Alex Ferguson's 64th
birthday when Bolton defender
Bruno N'Gotty turned a Kieran
Richardson cross into his own
net after eight minutes at Old
Midfielder Gary Speed
equalised, but French striker
Louis Saha restored United's
lead and two second-half strikes
by Portugal winger Cristiano
Ronaldo sealed a win helped by
a superb display by Rooney.
"It was an excellent
performance," Ferguson told
Sky Sports News. "Bolton are
the type of side that if you sit
back at all, they're going to give
you massive problems and at
moments in the game they did
Liverpool striker Peter
Crouch, widely criticised for a
previous goal drought, scored
his fourth goal in five league
games to keep their superb run

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Deonarine's Test status

highlighted Berbice

cricket in 2005

By Vemen Walter

NARSINGH Deonarine's el-
evation to Test status was the
highlight of cricket in the
Ancient County of Berbice
for the year 2005.
The 22 year- old Deonarine
from Albion became the 12th
Berbician to wear the maroon
cap at the highest level, joining
the elite band of John Trim,
Ivan Madray, Joe Solomon, Ba-
sil Butcher, Rohan Kanhai,
Alvin Kallicharran, Roy
Fredericks, Leonard Baichan,
Seu Shivnarine, Clayton Lam-
--bert -- and Mahendra
Nagamootoo, when he repre-
sented the West Indies in the
first Digicel Test match against
South Africa in April at Bourda.
Apart from Deonarine's
achievement, which brought tre-
mendous joy and pride to all
Berbicians, it was a year mixed
with both success and failure.
After starting the year posi-
tively by regaining the Castrol
Under-15 Inter-county trophy
and retaining the GTM Under-
19 three-day title, Berbice's
only other success at the inter-
county level was in the Carib
Beer senior four-day tourna-
Their Under-19 One-day
team once again failed to capture
the GTM 50 Overs trophy
while they also surrendered both
the CLICO Under-17 two-day
and the El Dorado senior inter-
county 50-Over titles to arch ri-
vals Demerara.
However, Rose Hall Town

Courts (RHTC), Albion and
Tucber Park ensured Berbice
made a clean sweep in all of the
national club competitions.
Rose Hall Town won the Neal
and Massy 40 Overs first divi-
sion title while Albion and
Tucber Park were victorious in
the Baron Foods 50 Overs
Knockout first division and the
National Bank of Industry and
Commerce (NBIC) Under-15


tournaments respectively.
In terms of competitions,
the past year can be deemed a
disaster, since very little cricket
was played.
Apart from the three na-
tional tournaments, there
was no new competition for
the year although the New
Building Society Limited
(NBS) once again came on
board to sponsor the 40
Overs Second Division
League that couldn't get
started because of the in-
clement weather in the latter

part of the year.
The 2004 Banks Beer two-
day competition final between
Rose Hall Town Courts and
Young Warriors was finally
played in the second half of the
year with Rose Hall Town
Courts lifting their first-ever
title, while the 2004 Upper
Corentyne Business Commu-
nity/Berbice Cricket Board of
Control (UCBC/BCBC) 50
Overs competition made steady
progress but is still to be com-
pleted with Albion and Young
Warriors scheduled to clash in
the final as soon as there is an
improvement in the weather.
Also yet to be completed is
the 2004 Carib Beer 40 Overs
Second Division tournament
that attracted almost ninety
teams. Very little progress was
made thus resulting in its being
not completed to date.
Despite there were not
many competitions played,
very little in the developmen-
tal aspects of the game,
Berbice continued to produce
their fair share of cricketers
that represented the West
Indies and Guyana at the vari-
ous levels.
2005 saw Jonathan Foo.
Steven Latcha, Eugene La Fleur,
Keno Gravesande and Leon Wil-
liams representing Guyana in
the CLICO Regional Under-15
tournament in Trinidad and To-
Veerasammy Permaul, An-
drew Williams, Jeremy Gordon,
Jason Sripaul, Gajanand Singh
and Richard Ramdeen were all

in St Vincent doing duties for
their country in the T.C.L Un-
der-19 tournaments.
Singh and Ramdeen together
with Gordon were among four
Guyanese named in a 20-man
West Indies Under-19 squad in
preparation for the 2006 Youth
World Cup with Singh and
Ramdeen being chosen in the fi-
nal 14.
At the senior level,
Narsingh Deonarine, Sewnarine
Chattergoon, Mahendra
Nagamootoo, Vishal
Nagamootoo, Damodar
Daesrath, Esaun Crandon,
Andre Pervical, Imran Jaferally
and Assad Fudadin all repre-
sented Guyana either in the
Carib Beer Cricket Series or the
KFC tournament.
Deonarine, apart from being
part of the West Indies Test
team, also represented the West
Indies at the One-day Interna-
tional and 'A' team levels while
Chattergoon moved a step fur-
ther by also representing the
West Indies 'A' team.
Several Berbician officials
were also part of national teams.
They were Carl Moore and
Albert Smith as manager and
coach respectively of the
Guyana senior team for both the
Carib Beer and KFC tourna-
ments, and Hubern Evans. coach
of the Guyana Under-19 team.
A few weeks ago, Rose
Hall Town Courts was also
awarded the Team-of-the-
Year Trophy for the second
consecutive year by the
Guyana Cricket Board.

SRI Lanka captain
Marvan Atapattu offered no
excuses following his side's
defeat by New Zealand in
They lost by seven wickets
after being bowled out for just
164 in the first of four one-day

Atapattu said the conditions
were not to blame, adding:
"Once you got it, it was a beau-
tiful wicket to bat on.
"The ones who are getting
runs aren't getting enough and
those who aren't getting runs

are not getting anything at all."
Sri Lanka have won only
one of their last eight one-day
games and team manager

Michael Tisscra hia acuidicLicl
ihcir hb:ling line-up ol1 compIl.-

'The coininltlt \was coll-
t;iinel ill a repIort b) I Tissi'ri
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tanlm's recent toiiir to India.
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missing and we went do
meekly," he said.
Tissera believes replay
ments must be found for sc
of the older members of the
rent side.
"Sri Lanka cricket is at
crossroads and unless action
taken now, we could face s
ous problems in turning
competitive teams at intei
lional level in the future."
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proved their undoing aga
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DURBAN, South Africa, (Reuters) Former team mates
acclaimed Eddie Barlow, who died on Friday, as the great
motivator of South African cricket.
All-rounder Barlow played 30 Tests between 1961 and 1970
and was a pioneer of the aggressive approach that remains a
cornerstone of South Africa's style of play.
"He taught us so much," former South African captain
Trevor Goddard told Reuters from Somerset West in the Cape.
'His enthusiasm just bubbled out, it was natural with him.
He was an absolute joy."
Goddard said Barlow relied on more than talent and skill.
"It's not just talent that counts, it's a lot of guts and fight
and Barlow had all that." Goddard said.
"Although we used to pull his leg about his bowling he
wasn't the worst bowler and in the slips he caught most of the
chances that came his way. He was truly a great all-rounder."
Barlow will be best remembered for the role he played in
South Africa's drawn series in Australia in 1963-64.
"Someone said he wouldn't make a run in Australia, he sort
of proved them wrong," said Goddard. South Africa's captain
on that tour.
Opener Barlow scored 209 in the second match of the tour.
against a Western Australia Combined side in Perth that included
Graham McKenzie and Richie Benaud.
He made 114 in his only innings in the drawn first Test in
Brisbane, and 109 and 54 in the second Test in Melbourne
which Australia won by eight wickets.
His 201 in the fourth Test in Adelaide was part of a stand of 341
scored in 283 minutes with Graeme Pollock, who scored 175.

t Barlow then ripped through Australia's middle order in their
second innings, taking three for six from five overs, and scored
an unbeaten 47 as South Africa won by 10 wickets to level the
vere Fast bowler Peter Pollock said South Africa had been writ-
)wn ten off before the tour.
"The Aussies said. 'Don't come nobody's going to come
ace- and watch you'," he said.
ome Pollock said Barlow's performance was an important fac-
cur- tor in confounding Australia's pre-concepticns.
"The tour was threatened. but right at the start Eddie scored
the that double hundred." he said. "He was the classic example of
n is a guy applying what he had.
eri- "He wasn't a Graeme Pollock, but he elevated himself into
ut that sort of league by his application, and that was as a bowler.
a as a batsman. and as a fielder.
he "His Test record shows that he only took 40 wickets. but
the\ were all vital wickels. In any set oft iicuinltances he wouldd
roll up) his sleeve and come oarinig in.
ich "He \\ais .ble lto s\\ing the ball. and he had a \er' g ood
inst slower ball.
\'le Pollock said Barlo\ms\ habit ol praciisingi \\ thai he preached
C'oh earned h lil l aki) ddled riC 'pcct 1i1ionig I'his li le II I mkies
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GCB boss sees

rocky road

ahead in 2006

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SKIPPER Shivnanrine Chanderpaul receiving the KFC Trophy after Guyana had defeated
Barbados in the one-day final at the GCC ground, Bourda in October.

England Ashes heroes

thrilled by New Year honours

ENGLAND captain Michael
Vaughan hailed the effort
given by the whole side on
hearing his Ashes heroes had
received New Year Honours.
Vaughan becomes an OBE
for England's first Ashes win
since 1987 while the rest of the
side are appointed MBEs.
Vaughan said: "It was a
great team effort and I'm really
pleased all the players have
been honoured."
And England's Ashes-win-
ning women's team is also
recognized with an OBE for
captain Clare Connor.
Connor said: "Hopefully
the success we've had and the
men have had will inspire young
boys and girls to take the game
Even Paul Collingwood,
who only played in the final
Test at the Oval, is appointed
an MBE.
But there is no recognition
for Durham team-mate Gary
Pratt, who as a substitute fielder
ran out Australian captain
Ricky Ponting at Trent Bridge.
All-rounder Andrew Flintoff
emphasised the team aspect of
England's Ashes victory.
"1 am pleased the whole
team have got one because
throughout the Ashes there was
somebody different contributing
at different times it was a
team effort," he said.
"When you start playing
cricket you do it for enjoyment
and if you are fortunate to
progress you hope that you are
good enough to play for En-
"But to win the Ashes and
get an MBE for doing it is un-
believable." he said.

Other members of the En-
gland set-up recognized in the
Honours list include coach
Duncan Fletcher and chairman
of selectors David Graveney,
who both become OBEs.
Vicc-capla!im Marcus
Trescothick. who led England
in the one-day series in Pakistan
in the.absence of the injured
,V haq, 4mitted. he., ws sur-

prised at the award.
"It's not something you ex-
pect to happen to you just for
playing cricket," he said.
"To be appointed an MBE
by your country is a great
honour and I think it shows just
how much winning the Ashes
meant to everybody.
"What happened last sum-
mer is something I don't think
any of us will ever forget.
"Everywhere we've been
since it happened people have
come over and wanted to talk
about it it was even happening
when we were in Pakistan.

ENGLAND captain Michael
Vaughan becomes an OBE.

"I think we all knew how
big it was for so many people
by the reaction to our open-top
bus tour around London and af-
ter reading the huge viewing fig-
ures for that final day at The
"But it's only just really
sinking in for a lot of us.
"England winning the World
Cup in 1966 was obviously a
massive thing in many people's
lives and we achieved some-
thing similar last summer.
"We're the team that won
back the Ashes and I don't think
any of us will ever forget that."
Glamorgan seamer Simon
Jones said the award had given
lihn a huge lift atecr the
pointment of missing the final
Ashes Test at The Oval and the
recent tour to Pakistan with an
ankle injury,.
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"It's been a frustrating few
months for me but to become an
MBE is unbelievable," he said.
"When you look at some of
the legends who have received
awards like this, I never thought
I'd be doing the same.
"It's been an awesome sum-
mer, one which I'll never forget
and it's great that cricket is so
popular again because of it -just
the other day there were people
coming up to me in the super-
market to ask if they could have
pictures taken with me."
Bowler Matthew Hoggard,
who took 16 wickets in the
Ashes campaign, said the
honours recognized the public
interest shown in the game dur-
ing a thrilling summer.
"It's very good for English
cricket that we've been
recognized because it's been a
long time since cricket's kicked
up such a stir," he said.
"It's a very proud moment
for all the team. It's an amazing
feeling to be honoured by the
Graveney, who has been
chairman of selectors since
1997, said: "I thought the play-
ers quite rightly would be
honoured in some way, but for
me to also be honoured is amaz-
"When I made my debut for
Gloucestershire 33 years ago I
certainly didn't expect anything
like this to happen.
"As great an honour as it is
for me, this is for my family
and all the other selectors I've
worked with because I've al-
ways said it's a team effort.
"You obviously don't do
the job for honours, but it's
been an extraordinary year in
everybody's life and it just
shows what an impact beating
Australia has had on everyone."
Two unsung heroes of the
back-up staff are also
recognized with Phil Neale,
England's team operations
manager, becoming an OBE
and Medha Laud, England's
international teams adminis-
tration manager,, becoming
an MBE. (BBBC.Spoit) :

GUYANA'S most loved sport,
cricket, might be hindered in
2006 by financial constraints,
according to president of the
Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)
Chetram Singh, who de-
clared in an interview that
rocky roads may lie ahead.
Singh, who has been presi-
dent since 1991, told Chronicle
Sport that the GCB will hold a
number of fundraisers this year
and hope that the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB) could
help out with some financial as-
sistance as they try to support
their large workforce and the
game itself.
"The GCB's development
plan for 2006 might be hindered
due to financial constraints and
at the moment the WICB, who
would have normally given Car-
ibbean territorial boards a sub-
vention every year, has not
done so for the past three
years," Singh explained.
Singh, a former president
of the Demerara Cricket

Board (DCB) as well as
Demerara Cricket Club
(DCC), stated that the
Board's main reason for the
fundraising ventures is to
offset the salaries of the
"Yes, we are planning to
make some money because
we have five persons in the
secretarial position and six
coaches which include mem-
bers from the board and com-
munity and that is fixed ex-
penditure, so if we do not
cover those expenses it might
be hindering our plan for the
new year." the GCB head
The 56-year-old Singh said
that the main highlight of 2005
in Guyana's cricket was the
KFC Cup triumph against Bar-
bados in a pulsating final at the
Bourda sward. He, however.
stated that it was somewhat of
a disappointing year for Under-
15 and Under-19 cricket at the
regional competition.

"Yes we had some bad
performances from the two
teams in the regional compe-
titions but the Under-15 team
did well in England," Singh
A plus for Under-19 cricket
was the selection of Leon
Johnson as captain of the West
Indies U-19 side for the World
Cup in Sri Lanka.
Appreciation was also ex-
pressed to two Guyanese play-
ers who made the senior West
Indies team this year. They are
Narsingh Deonarine and Ryan
"Deonarine," Singh noted
"continues to be impressive, but
Ramdass' performance has de-
teriorated badly, and hopefully
he will get back on track and
make a big impression in near
The leader also took the
opportunity to send out best
wishes to all Guyanese as
they celebrate Christmas.
(Ravendra Madholall)

P 1 IclI a bat add

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MELBOURNE, Australia
(Reuters) Psychological
warfare almost overshadowed
the on-field action during the
second Test between Austra-
lia and South Africa.
Australia won the match by
184 runs after they bowled
South Africa out for 181 chas-
ing 366 for victory just after the
lunch break on the fifth day
Thursday, though the pre-game
comments and on-field niggles
played a significant part
Prior to the match, South
African captain Graeme Smith
questioned who was actually
leading the Australian side, cap-
tain Ricky Ponting or leg-spin-
ner Shane Warne, prompting an
angry response from Ponting af-
ter the first day's play on Mon-
"I don't know what he was
trying to achieve out of it,
whether he was trying to get
under our skin and unsettle us
a bit," Ponting told reporters af-
ter the victory on Friday.
"But when you make state-
ments like he has then it puts
you under a bit more pressure
"I guess sitting here right
now we've had the last laugh."
Smith, who had heated ex-
changes with Stephen Fleming
after the New Zealand skipper
needled him through a series in
2004, said his pre-Test tactics
were designed to create pressure
on the Australian
"The game is about creating
pressure," Smith said. "He's
probably come out ahead in this
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"But the whole series, two
major nations competing, we've
come here and we mean busi-
"Both teams are playing the
game very hard and very


The match was also punc-
tuated with several heated con-
versations between players dur-
ing play, although both captains
said the incidents had not over-
stepped any boundaries.
"For the first time in a
while. Australia is seeing a com-
petitive series at home," Smith
"Everyone has taken to it.
Everyone is lifting their game.
There's always a lot of heat on
the ground.
"There's alwvas going to be
tense moments and maybe
heated moments, but I think
that's what people would rather
watch than a tame game.'.

Pointing added the key was
to keep control of the discus-
"There is banter on the
field and off the field," he said.
"In my position I have to
keep a lid on things and make
sure that it doesn't get out of
"To all the players credit
from both sides, it hasn't got
out of control on the field. It has
been good, hard Test match
The Australian captain also
added the banter between the
two teams had actually fortified
his side.
"We have reacted the best
way possible. You have to get
out there and make your ac-
tions count.
"It's what I said before the
game, if there is any doubt about
this team in the media, public or
dressing room then we have to
get out there and disprove it.
"We have done every-
thing in our power to do


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SIX-TIME FINALISTS: GFF presidentiColin Klass meets Topp XX before the start of the second semifinal on Friday night.
(Winston Oudkerk photo).

Could Alpha thwart Topp

XX from wresting their

sixth K&S title?

.. question wllbeansweredtonigtaheM gru

By Faizool Deo ago, my cousin and I were on
S the seawall and 1 saw Cleveland
AT the tender age of 15, most (Forde) running. I felt I could
girls are:caught up with so- run just like that, so I asked him
cial trends, afraid to get their which club he belongs to and he
hands dirty, and shelter as took me to Mr Black. Mr Black
much as they can from the then went to my mom to ask
tropical' sun, bat one special permission and so 1 began run-
girl has risen above all-ado- ning."
lescent'challenges ... and has' .'Morgan finished third in the
proved herself as a long dis- 3000 metres at the Junior
tance runner Carifesta Games in Tobago last
IAlika'Mrgan' tore 'up the March. Even though she feels
athletics scepe ih 2005 after that she can' make a career out
winning 12 competitions. both of running, she is looking in an-
1lcally and around the Carib-' other direction for her future.
bean. She has also placed 1-4 in "I want to be a nurse, that
about a dozen others, 'and of is iy first choice for a career."
this lot she.has finished as the The athlete stated, "I have al-
first, junior. and/or thd first fe- ways dreamt of becoming a
male on a number of occasions; nurse, to help make the sick get
On November '6 she' corn- better".
peted in oie of the biggest aces The youngster, despite
around.the Caiibbean, that of growing up only with her mom
the:University of the West and five siblings has not shied
IndieS International Half-Mara- away from responsibilities, and
thon in Trinidad and Tobago. indicated that she completes all
In that event she finished as her chores, before racing out to,
the fourth female, and the first her training.
West Indian woman. According Her religious.upbringing has
to the Association of Interna- also played a big part in her dis-
tional Maiathon and Road Races cipline. A practising Seventh
(AIMS) wcbsite, Morgan was Day Adventist. Morgan ensures
the.nost notable finisher in the that as the scriptures dictates
event.' every Saturday she rests.
Early last month she was at She goes to Flex Gym in
it again, ruining in the Barbados Kitty (for free) every Monday.
SHalf-Marathon. The fourth Wednesday and Friday; while
form Tutorial student copped on the other days she trains at
'the second place for'i.n the the,National Park. Black stated
SOpen event and also finished as that she runs an average 55 miles
the first junior!and again as the' per week.
firkit West Indi.iin .111 ' The youngster's main goal
Alik ..Nigeiian for 'most. is to compete in the Olympics.
beautiftl,. is.q gem in all re- This, according to her. can only
guards but like some of the best be: accomplished if she is
p,' g dist unce IIIni 1 of the ie- recognized more at the national
cent past;, includig the sensa-: level.,
tiblal:Cl;veland 'Forde. her ll-; At the moment, though,
enit mighit.not hhvd comic itithe she is looking forward to tak-
r1,. I.h ii,. been'fol; thc: in- ;ing part in more junior
i. '. ,'.,' Le -i. l games. Her first trip this year
In .1 n i,,.' '.; ..* Aio t','will be thq CLICO Run-Fest
11 .i-pi t .....i. I-]....,i lic' I i 'in Trinidad and Tobago in
rl J il.ii I. i iii-i ni Februat'y,while in March she
tet wr'th i'her 'coach, anid the idea 'is' cooking forward to taking
Iii ; "r part in. the' junior Carifta
On'; d.n .i.I,'tlhree yeais,' Gam6ss:once again.


third place play-off between
immediate past champions
Fruta Conquerors and two-lime
finalists Pele.
Topp XX did not play any
fancy football like years of
yore. but they did what they do
best rock the nets when given
thd faintest df chances.
They held composure under
tremendous pressure from BV/
Triumph in their opening game.
watching the East Coast
Demcrara boys messed several
goldefi chances, then tlie

Best, Smith in Barbados

Carib Beer squad
BIt I( II(; 'TO N. Barhaihjs. I .\WIC Barhad ircricket i.t
Ictor'-li hiit recalled \le Inidies plaerl, Tiino Be-.t and
Dli \ lie, Smith to the tean for ihe upcoming Ca rib Beer
Inur-datv nialch agaiini the \\indl\ard IIlands 'tarlint ili\l
Fridahi it I the 'anteen Cricket (Ground.
( b.mi i ..lui .. .OldI i pl nt1 IL-'I -..I lrl, Sp i,! S' .lulC lI.ln i i n [ .l H1 i id ii l-l-
arm p.i'.:i \ii' Thomas who.were in the team iu.r lthIe first-
match against Guyana, .
"We h. e k .-pl .-- ht -* e ti'.eis a strong team," said Gar-
ner, who ill Ia,.olp.ii;, Ili side to Gienada.
"The two West Indies players are and we hope they:
will do well ant add strength to the side."
The Barbados team has been.on a break since the end of
November, after taking first innings points from their drawn
opening match against Guyana at the.Everest Cricket Ground.
They were scheduled to play against Trinidad and Tobago
in early December but that match was put back until February
by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
Since the Christmas break, the team has been training at
the 3Ws Oval and the Carlton Cricket Club. Wendell Coppin,
the WICB's development officer, along with former West Indies
players Vasbert Drakes and Ottis Gibson. has conducted the
The team leaves on Wednesday for the match that runs from
January 6 to 9.
SQUAD: Ryan Hinds (captain), Ian Bradshaw (vice-cap-
tain), Dale Richards, Wayne Blackman, Alcindo Holder,
Patrick Browne, Kurt Wilkinson, Floyd Reifer, Ryan Nurse,
Ryan Austin, Jason Bennett, Tino Best, Dwayne Smith;
,Hendy Springer (coach), Lawrence Maxwell (manager);
Jacqui King Mowatt (physio).

tournament's most decorated
player Collie Hercules struck
twice in their eventual 3-2 vic-
Their second game \with off-
spring Silver Shattas produced
no goals in regulation and extra
time. but the Topp XX had bet-
ler nerves for the penalty
shootout and did not miss at
shot to win 5-4.
It was only time then in
Friday's semifinals that the)
would come good a.s Pelt's
star striker Gregory
Richardson failed to impress
(again) and Konata
Mannings in mid-field had a
horrible game.
IThen tlle wilty A'i;assi
McPherson lured the lteipera-
mental TTrav\is Grlant: into a red
card.' that paid big di idends.
with Mother Luck playing a
part when Norris Carler's sec-
ond possible goalended with
the ball crashing on thie upright.
In the end. history repealed it-
self. since Topp: XX had de-
feated Pele in the 1996 final.
Topp XX have beaten the
best in the final: in 1994 -
Milerock. 1996 Pele. 1999-
Conquerors, 2000 Camptown.
although Camptown were to
turn the tables on them in the
2003 tournament.
This team have been known
to rise to the occasion, and with
five semi-professional players -
Abassy, Howard Lowe, Kayode
McKinnon, Carey Harris and
goalkeeper Richard Reynolds -
they are a potential waiting to
explode, which could be today.
Hercules and captain
Sheldon Noel have been in
the 1994 championship vic-
tory, so they are accustomed
to the big times, and now a big
plus. Coaches Ellis Noel, the
goalkeeper back then, and

Michael McKinnon have
been with the team from the
beginning and understand
what it takes to win titles.
And they prefer to field their
own players.
Alpha United have bcxn in
the trade business importing
players. but they are yet to pro-
duce an impressive piece of
play. Captain Gordon IHenry,
imidfildcr Neil Hernanidla '.
v. ingbhck Leslie lolliga;i and
goalkeeper Shawn Johnii@. a
Most \Valuablle Play. e irc
clearly the Inain pins ;l i thl

Brazilian guest pIlaycrs
Clayton Robson l)e Limin u
Imnidtield and Elson lD)iis ii1
strike are yet, to intigr at.e
with the oillLi pl.\ii to pro-
duce the hi ihlli.uL hey .ire
capable of date only
in glimpses.:: :
Alpha's ao,peni'ng ..nm:
against Berbice has been "ilI-
ing to shout about. though .
Hernandez was able to netf th
game's two goals. The ,nii'
gave them a run for their money,
and had the soldiers not f .r..-l-
ten their range .skills. Alpha
would have bowed out. instead
they pulled through from a lone
Conquerors beat themselves
in the semifinals and .were
snuffed out with a brilliant run
by Holligan.
So far, luck has taken them
to at least $350 000. Yet to be
seen is the import bill worth
the cost'?
But both teams have so
far shown in this tourna-
ment, that brilliant play does
not always translate into vic-
tories scoring goals remains
the factor of winning. Thi
crown will now go to who
scores the most.



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THE Kashif & Shanghai foot-
ball extravaganza most suc-
cessful club, Topp XX, are
poised to take their sixth title
today when they battle with
newcomers Alpha United for
championship honours at the
Mackenzie Sports Club
(MSC) ground, Linden.'
Final day proceedings begin
with a ceremony in honour of
visiting FIFA vice-president
Austin 'Jack' Warner, before the




THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) hails the contri-
bution FIFA vice-president Austin 'Jack' Warner'has made
to football at all levels.
Warner is due to visit Guyana today for the 16th Annual
Kashif & Shanghai football extravaganza and the GFF joined
the Kashif & Shanghai
Organisation in extending
"heartiest" welcome to high-
ranking official.
The Caribbean Football
Union and CONCACAF
president will be touching
down on local soil at 04:00 h
and will begin his official visit
breakfasting with GFF execu-
tives at Le Meridien Pegasus at
09:00 h, after which he will
visit the new GFF office in
Section K, Campbellville at
Warner will visit the
Providence Stadium site at 10:45 h, then pay a courtesy
call on President Bharrat Jagdeo at State House, Main
Street, at 12:00 h.
He-departs for Linden to lunch with dignitaries of the min-
ing town at 14:00 h, after which he will host a press confer-
ence at 15:30 h.
The football official will take a walk around Linden at about
17:00 h, then attend a ceremony in his honour at the Mackenzie
Sports Club ground, before the start of the third place play-off
between Pele and Conquerors.
In a release, the GFF stated: "All Guyana hail the out-
standing contributions which President Warner has made
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By Isaiah Chappelle

FOUR-time champions Topp XX and newcomers Alpha United
reached the final of the 16th Annual Kashif & Shanghai foot-
ball extravaganza, as favourites Fruta Conquerors and Pele
squandered their opportunity to play for the big prize.
A senseless expulsion of Travis Grant and hard luck in Friday's
semifinals at the GCC ground, Bourda, resulted in Pele eventually
bowing to Topp XX 2-1, who advanced to their sixth final, while
Conquerors wasted numerous scoring opportunities, paying the
price as Alpha United needled them with a super goal by Leslie
Both matches were worthy of semifinal status, with Conquer-
ors attacking and dominating the first half, while Alpha had squirts
of good runs as Conquerors began to walk in the second half.
Within five minutes of play, Conquerors forced the first corner
of the game, then striker Dexter Bentick messed an amazing five
scoring opportunities. The first came in a nice build-up from the
right in the 12th minute; Anthony Abrams got the ball and passed
to Bentick. He faced the goalkeeper alone in front of the goal and
failed to finish.
Another glaring one again started on the right wing, involving
Abrams. He held the ball long enough to get a beauty of a pass to
captain Elroy Parks who raced down the right wing, reached the
box but shot wide of the near post from five metres out.
In the 27th minute, Bentick got the ball in front of a clear
goal, failed to fire instantly and Alpha's captain Gordon Henry
thwarted the eventual shot. Four minutes later, Bentick again
got the ball in front of a clear goal, failed to shoot again and
the defence cleared the ball.
It was five minutes to half time that Alpha got their first cor-
ner then a minute before the break, Conquerors goalkeeper Leebert
Stevenson, barely saved a good goal, hitting his head on the upright
in the process.
The match was deadlocked 0-0 at lemon time, but Alpha came
out more energised and forced the first corer in the half within a
minute of play. But despite two Brazilian players in midfield and
strike, the mid-field play was poor as Neil Hernandez got a poor

game, with several bad passes. However, it was only a matter of
time before the law of averages swung their side.
It materialised in the 62nd minute. Wingback Holligan over-
lapped beautifully, receiving the pass at the right of the box, went
into with the shot from five metres out to rock the net, the goal
carrying the team into their first final.
In the second semifinal, Pele carried out a similar attack
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OU know
something, I
have been
ready and waiting for 06
for a long time because
I know this will be a
special year for
me. Why? Because I
have so much to do and
a lot of things I want to
change this year.
This week's column theme
is Change. Let's start with me
because I only have one main
resolution I am concerned
with. I have lots of them but
this is the main one. I am going
to approach this task of change
with determination to persist
even in the face of obstacles. So
this is where I will begin my
journey. If there are people in
my life that continually disap-
point me, break promises,
stomp my dreams, become too
judgmental, have different val-
ues and don't have my back
during difficult times, then there
is no room for them in my
My aunty once told me that
sometimes in life as you grow,
your friends will either grow or
go and that I should surround
myself with people who reflect
my values, goals, interests and
lifestyle. In fact, they should
enrich your life and not bring
negativity into it. Sometimes old
people say some things which
you don't understand until you
grow up. I never understood
what she meant when she said
'Birds of a feather flock to-
gether; If you're an eagle, don't
hang around chickens: Chickens
can't fly'. I truly understand
now though.
So change is a good thing if
you are unhappy with things
they way they are and I am go-
ing to approach this task with
vigorous determination in the
face of all obstacles. So there,
I've said it, so I WILL do it.
This is my main resolution this
So let's talk about your year.
What are you going to change
this year something that needs
fixing is a good answer. Because
there are things that can make
our environment better. And al-
though it is the time to brighten
up the environment we live in,
this year take time to make a
lasting difference by giving your
spirituality a spring-clean. In
the juggle of work, family and
social life, we often forget to
look inwards, but taking some
time to listen to your inner voice
and the voice of those guiding
you will ensure a more happy,
productive and secure life.
New Year's Eve has always
been a prime time for looking
back to the past, and most im-
portantly forward to the coming
3ear. It's time to reflect on the
changes we I.anl (or need to
make and resolve to follow
through on those changes. So
will your New Year resolutions
make my top ten list?


1. Spend more time with your family. Recent polls have shown that
by spending more time with your family it will help you appreciate
them more especially grandparents who have so much knowledge
to offer. This is a time to share laughter and memories. Just be happy
and that will make someone
.e. .- happy in return.

2. Fit in fitness: Regular exercise
has been associated with more
health benefits than anything else
known to man. Studies show that
it reduces the risk of some
cancers, increases longevity, helps
Achieve and maintain weight loss,
enhances mood, lowers blood
pressure, and even improves
arthritis. In short, exercise keeps
you healthy and makes you look
and feel better.

S3. Quit smoking: If you have
resolved to make this the year
that you stamp out your smoking habit. over-the-counter availability
of nicotine replacement therapy now provides easier access to
proven quit-smoking aids. Even if you've tried to quit before and
failed, don't let it get you down. On average, smokers try about
four times before they quit for good. Start enjoying the rest of your
smoke-free life!

4. Tame the bulge: Fifty-five per cent of adults in the world are
overweight, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of
the most popular New Year's resolutions. Setting reasonable goals
and staying focused are the two most important factors in sticking
with a weight loss program, and the key to success for those millions
who made a New Year's commitment to shed extra pounds.

5. Enjoy life more: Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles we all lead,
it is no wonder that "enjoying life more" has become a popular
resolution in recent years.

6. Quit drinking: Hard I know but some of you know you need to
take this seriously. But I know some are not equipped to make
such a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy drinkers fail
to quit cold turkey but do much better when they taper gradually,
or even learn to moderate their drinking. If you have decided that
you want to stop drinking, there is a world of help and support
available. But in the end you need to want to do it. The decision
has to be yours.

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7. Learn :,
something new:
Have you vowed to
make this year the year ,
to learn something new?
Perhaps you are considering
a career change, wantt tolearn .
a new language, or just how to
fix your computer? Whether ou take a course or read a book, you'll
find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year's
resolutions to keep. Challenge .our mind in the coming year, and
your horizons will expan4.t

8 Help others A poipulai. non-selfish New Year's resolution,
\olunteertsm can take many forms Whether you choose to spend
time helping out at our local bbrarn, mentoring a child, or building
a house, these nonprofit volunteer organizations could really use
your help .:Please see page I
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for 2006!

Greater service to

God, positive

outlook, weight loss

quest, among new

year vows

By Stacey Bess

2006 has arrived!
IT is fresh with immense hope for a remarkable future.
renewed resilience for confronting challenges, and the bounty
of peace and joy for enjoying life.
What resolution have you made for achieving success
in 2006" The Sunday Chronicle popped this question to a
number of Guyanese.
Apparently a considerable number of them have
taken an extended retreat into the deliberation room to
Irump up a verdict on Iheir course of action for the
new year.
"I'm still thinking about it'; I haven't given it much
thought': I haven't gotten to that. I'm still enjoying the
holidays." were some of the inconclusive responses.
Many others gle the impression that theN live with-
oul a calculated plan.
Firnm were their answers.
"I don't make resolutions. I juit don't
Aman in this categor. cerainlh in more pellucid terms.
declared, "I lust hIse, because e\erN da\ unfolds just like
the day before."
Other Gu.anese had a read\ answer on the i-sues that
they are going to be resoluie. firm. determined about in 2006.
A Unixerit, of Guisanj Technology studentt blurted.
"I just want to finish LG, that's all.'" He also said that he
needed great ret>olke to tackle his eight courses in the up-
coming semester

That % as the .%ord piercing the lip' of qunie :i few %tell-
qualified and e\perienced professionals
They uttered strong statements against patriotism
such as, "I just want to get a sisa and gel out of this
country...Trust me I will be working hard on
migrating...Right now I'm just li ing here temporarily.
and once I leave I will hase no interest in this coun-
Economics i, the primary fulIcCr influencing the lnigra-
tion bid. Anticipated political upheaval in election ear 211 (6
is also a part of the dynamics for projected e\odus.
What will the Government and other societal leaders
resolve to do in taming the desire of Guil, nee into st:la al
Unquestionable, the Guyana Elections Cuimission
(GECOM), needs to exert much effort in c.on mnining one
young man, and many others like him, who said, "I'm de-
termined not to vote!"
He added: "None of the political parties make sense...
I should run for president. I'm not even registering. This
country will remain in anarchy with or without my vote."
Several persons have vowed to give greater service to
God and humanity in 2006.
"I'll be trying my best to:keep an open mind and heart
and maintain a positive outlook. I think that such a mindset
will help me to overcome adversity. I would like to be a
better person and to understand others, and myself, accept
the things that I cannot change and just let love prevail," a
lady said.
Another young man said that he would endeavour to
be himself in the new year.
"I've been what everyone else wanted me to be; once I
start being myself everything else will fall into place," he
A few have put forward a weight loss resolution.
Whatever your resolution is, do stick to the plan
and have a fulfilling 2006.

S05, 6:33 PM

Conquering South

America, on foot!

By Faizool Deo
WHILE most people cel-
ebrated Christmas day with
their loved ones or close
friends, Mateus Countinho
Aguiar prepared to brave the
elements and trek through
Venezuela and Colombia in
his quest to become the first
man to travel around South
America on foot.
Having already changed 10
pairs of boots, the 52 year-old
Aguiar is half way there and will

soon fulfill his dream of getting
into the Guinness Book of
World Record. He has walked
the entire Brazil before proceed-
ing through the Guianas (French
Guiana, Suriname and Guyana).
While in Guyana on Decem-
ber 16, he said through -through
Brazilian Embassy Immigration
Officer Ann Marie Hinds that
the reason for his epic journey
is to "make something of my-
self on this planet, so that
people would not forget me."
Aguiar, the father of three,

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said that he had always wanted
to travel around South America
and since his divorce 15-years
years ago, he has always dreamt
of this trip. He rose to the chal-
lenge last year when he decided
to quit his job at a confectionary
"I decided to leave my job
and start walking, Aguiar
said. "The pay was not good
there anyways," he joked.
The trip commenced on
August 2, 2004 in Macapa, Bra-
zil and lasted for eight months
and 16 days before the 52-year-
old was forced to stop because
of inclement weather. He only
restarted his journey on Octo-
ber 15 this year and he soon
crossed from Amapa' Brazil into
French Guiana. This journey on
foot through Brazil the fifth
largest country in the world in
terms of size (only behind Rus-
sia, Canada, China, and the
United States including Alaska)
- is a world record according to
Aguiar said that his journey
through the Guianas has been
memorable and that his walk in
these parts stirred up excite-
"People were curious to see
me just walking with my flag
[his trademark piece], most
stopped and asked the reason,
and when I told them they were
all excited for me." He said that
they would treat him like a ce-
lebrity, some even taking out
pictures with him. The ladies,
Aguiar chuckled, were also ex-
cited about his journey.
Though he declined to
elaborate, he acknowledged that
there were unforgettable mo-
ments in all the countries he has
visited so far. The Brazilian is
of the opinion that to date, the
trip is nothing short of a "fan-
tastic journey."
Aguiar feels that Guyanese
are extremely hospitable people

and added that they were the
most curious of the South
Americans he has come into
contact with so far.
During his walks, however
Aguiar did not eat at established
restaurants or sleep in fancy
hotels; instead, he slept at
strangers' homes, in gas stations,
police stations and on the beach.
He noted that he has his
trusted hammock, which he
hangs up whenever necessary.
Even though he has had a
people friendly trip so far, the
ambitious walker is- taking no
chances and related that he trav-
els mostly during the days.
He has traveled by boat
during parts of his journey; he
did two weeks ago when he
travelled from Parika to Bartica.
This was facilitated by the Bra-
zilian embassy here, which pro-
vided money for the boat ride
as well as to call his children,
two boys and a girl between the
ages of 23-25, all of whom are
in a University.
"My children are behind
me in completing this journey.
They have supported me a lot,
they do get worried when I do
not call them for a while, and so
I try my best to call often."
In March 2006, the Pioneer
is hoping that he can reach Peru.
He will then take a break from
walking, since he is expecting
harsh weather.
He has already experienced
wet conditions in Brazil when
he started his journey, and lost
all his toenails. As a result of
that experience, Aguiar will be
cautious when he crosses the re-
maining countries on his way
back home... and into the
Guinness book of world record.
After this daunting task,
the adventurer is looking to
lace his boots for walking ex-
peditions to Portugal, Spain,
France, and eventually to
London, England, the head-
quarters of the Guinness
Book of World Record.




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Sam wondering if this is fair.I work and my
employment benefits include life insurance.
NIM husband came to watch me sign him as
beneficiary. He then took out family insurance
through his bank and showed me a page of the
insurance form stating if he dies I am his
Luler I heard him on the phone with his daughter telling her
she aind her brother were his beneficiaries. They are grown and
married. with well-paying jobs. Is this fair? When I asked him about
this. he said it was not true. He said I heard wrong, which I did
He claims he lost all the paperwork though he ha- not
lot -1i much as an old hunting liceric in hi, life I underr it
he imaled the papers to his daughter \\ hen I a.ked i,. see the
lrrnis he said he would just cancel theI; insurance .. which is
tine. But he did not cancel.
I do not care if he has insurance o nt I .m ni .1 taker
It is the principle of feeling loved, cared Ii:.r anid qual His
bank account is with his daughter alsi. noti \-ih nie I'.e
bought him many things, make the truck a:nd c.r p.. nitenits
and pa- the rent. I love him but ,wonder it he me or
considers me an outsider.


Freda, your husband hasn't lo-si s. much as an old hunting
licence. Is he lying to you? Does a \Iild hear poop in the \oods'
Heck yes.
You are sharing a bed with a ni.ini oIa dn t share a hank
account with. You must know whei ,o-u siand it he dies \\'ll his
children inherit everything, even the tv..i vehicles o.iu are making
payments on?
If he doesn't come up with the inlornmation ,u need. at the
very least change the beneficiary on sour lite insurance police to
someone else, even a second cousin i'. ice renmo.ed l Forcing his hand
will dictate your next move.



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Must we pay contributions for staff who are on vacation?
SOnce they are on paid vacation, the answer is yes.
I am an NIS clerk. I am unsure when to use the R6 (blue/green e
Card) or R6A (yellow card) for new employees. I usually allow I
I them to sign both, to be on the safe side.
IWell, whilst you cannot go wrong by allowing them to sign
both forms, this is wasting resources. The R6A (yellow NIS
I.D. Card) is used for persons who have a National ID Card
(the old red ones only) at the time of registration.
The R6 (blue/green card) is used when there is no National ID

Happy New Year!

Do you have a question on N.I.S ? Then write/call.
C/O Ms. Debra Carter
Publicity and Public Relations Officer
National Insurance Scheme
Brickdam and Winter Place
P.O. Box. 101135
Tel: 227-3461
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Sam a 30- ear-old single mother of one. I've been dat
ing a man, 40. for two years. He is a wonderful per
son. lakes exceptional care of me. and is attenliie to
m13 needs. He is the best man I ha~e eer dated, but [ am
in conflict about ms feelings for this man for as long as
we'e dated.
Our problem ihes v. h conmurniialon I don't feel he un-
dertands how imporlani conlinunicll.on is ,to our relationship.
Often I feel left out of the loop because he doesn't commuri-
cate simple things I feel are important Sometimes I feel II is
because I am younger, and he view' me as a child. Other times
I feel he lust doesn't get it
Sometimes I don'I know '%h I lose him. or if I lo\e him.
Recentih I wonder it I want to get marked just because it is
w\hat you do after imo sears of dating, or if I really v ant to be
married to this man.

Erin. Ihe car he dries. the clothes he \wears the "ay
he folds his arms all that expresses who he is. The \wal
he conimunicates \\ nh \ou is \~ho he is He is \ ho he i;.
and alter two \ears \ou haven't fallen in lofe v ith who
he is
If you lo\ed him. he \would feel right You wouldn't feel he
is creating vou like a child. vou wouldn't feel out of the loop,
and you wouldn't feel ou are marr-ing him just to get mar-
.Alt inn suggest sou sho-uld step ass3 trom this relation-
ship Ha:e ie crmmnunicated this clearly enough Picture a po-
lice officer w\ ih a bullhorn He brngs the bullhorn to his moulh,
the nucrophone crackles with stalic. and he roars. 'Keep Nour
hands to yourself. and step awa3 from this relationship'
Erin. \ou need to be available for a relationship you feel
passionate about

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AST night on Old Year's Night. or New
Year's Eve whichever you prefer, the party
goers rang in the new year by singing the
traditional Auld Lang Syne.
We recall auld acquainiances of auld lang ne meaning in ihe
Scottish dialect 'long time gone') but also look forward to tir.h
The song was penned by the universally loved Scottish poet
and composer Robert 'Robbie' Burns (1759-1796). As we sing in
the year 2006, we note the year is also the 210th anniversary of the
death of this advocate of democracy, a lover of life and a believer in
the goodness of humanity world-
Here in the Caribbean and
Guyana, Robbie Burns may still be
read and appreciated by many who
studied him in English Literature
during their school days.
The son of a gardener from
Kincardineshire, Burns has a uni-
versal appeal for all those who be-
lieve in democracy, justice and
He grew up in a rural area of
Scotland and as a young man
worked alongside his father in the fields. His poems and songs, like
\all good art, were forged from his roots in everyday life.
SBut they were also influenced by the deep socio-economic
and political changes then unfolding during the English Revo-
lution. By 1714, ten years after Scotland's union with England
and amidst the breakup of the feudal system and the develop-
ment of science, people were looking at things in a more ra-
tional way. True, the fledgling parliamentary system was still
controlled by the big landowners, the aristocrats and the mer-
chants of the day. But at the same time, the ideas of such grass
roots movements as the Levellers and the Quakers were wide-
Ordinary people, increasingly including slaves in the circum
Caribbean area, were looking towards a new, equitable and more
democratic society.
Robbie Burs sided with those who wanted a better life. At the
core of his poetry was support for the ideal that men should know
who pulls the strings in society. At the time, most of the English
people couldn't read or write. Burs, like the slave leaders, knew it
was imperative for them to learn. The following verse is from his
poem, 'Here's a Health To Them That's Awa (Away)': The words
in brackets are a 'translation' of the more hard to decipher
Scottish dialect.
"Here's freedom to them
that was read
Here's freedom to them
that would write!
There's name ever fear'd

ilih. the truth should h hehe.rd
Bui the\ i'. h-ni the iriih
would d tndiic I ndiLi'
Bumi \%.i a.' \ t.ilil.cdJ of hi, line in crniliin the kmorniar-
clhy. He nincedi-- n o ,.urJ In m. cupi ol Poemi and Sonio ut
Robbie Burn,'. iheie'- a nice Ilec piece entitled '\\ hh should \e
Idly Waste our Prime'. Here, he makes an early appeal for the re-
publican system of government.
"Tis said the Kings can do
no wrong-
Their murderous deeds
deny it,
And, since from us their
power is sprung,
We have a right to try it."
Burns didn't have a clear, systematic political under-
standing of the social forces (classes) at work. There was
in fact none until the latter half of the 19th Century.
Burns' outlook was based mainly on gut-level concerns and
At the time, there were also no intermediary sectors such
as the middle class. There was a more stark diving line of who
was oppressing whom'\and who wasn't. Hence, Burs always
wrote with the interests iqf the peasants and farmers from which
he came.
Burs felt that it was the majority poor peasants, farmers
and the increasing number of wage workers who really produced
the wealth of his native Scotland. But he never succumbed to a nar-
row nationalism. He never identified with a people's cause because
of any particular traitsuch as religious belief or skin colour.
His contempt for' crude nationalism is revealed in one of his
most beautiful poems entitled 'Is There for Honest Poverty'. Here
is a stanza:
"Then let us pray that come
it may
(As come it will for a' that)
That sense and Worth o'er a'
the earth
Shall bear the gree an' a'
that (shall have the first place)
For a' that, an' al'that;
That man to man the
world o'er
Shall brothers (brothers) be
For a' that"
Burns hated British imperialism. His poem 'Ode for General
Washington's Birthday' is, for example, an expression of support
for the young American Revolution and the ideals of democracy it
"Art thou a man's Imperial
Dost boast that countenance

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answers: No!
But come, ye sons of
Columbia's offspring, brave
as free
In danger's hour still
flaming in the van,
Ye know, and dare maintain,the
Royalty of man!"
The poet/sbng writer loved nature. Many people only know
the first few lines of Auld Lang Syne. But looking over the whole
lyrics, we read:
"We twa hae run about the
braes (hill sides)
And pu'd the gowans (wild
daisies) fine;
But we've wander'd mony a
weary foot
Sin (since) auld lang syne."
There are also more than a few appreciative poems ,oout the
several women he courted. Six of his 15 children were born out of
what he called "lawful wedlock".
As we approach the 210th anniversary of the death of the
people's poet, let us join with millions worldwide and salute his
short life and work. Or, as Burs would have liked it, with a toast
with your favourite beverage in the spirit of the final verse of Auld
Lang Syne:
"And there's a hand, my trusty
fiere! (chum)
And give's a hand o" thine (give me)
And w'll tak a right gude-willy waught (good will drink)
For auld lang syne."
(Norman Faria is Guyana's Honorary Consul in Barbados)


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By Stacey Bess
AFTER sprinting
to the finish line
in a male-
dominated, four-year
race, Niebert Derrice
Blair copped the Best
Graduating Student title
from the Faculty of
Technology, as well as
the Vice Chancellor's
Special Award for Best
Graduating Student
other than the winner of
the President's Medal
or Chancellor's Medal
at the 2005 University
of Guyana (UG)
After the second year of her
academic pursuit at UG, one of
Guyana's largest manufacturing
companies, Demerara Distillers
Limited (DDL) caught up with
her and offered her a scholar-
ship to complete the degree in
Mechanical Engineering. She
was the only female in her class
and is now a management
trainee with DDL.
Her desire is to be a pioneer
in the technology industry, par-

ticularly in the area of sustain-
able energy. Ms. Blair is already
studying the use of methane,
with the thesis that it can be
utilised as a substitute for fuel
and for power generation.
In a recent interview with
the Sunday Chronicle, she said
that a fuel substitution system
utilising methane is operational
in developing countries such as
"We have enough waste in
this country to produce meth-
ane, which will reduce our de-
pendency on (high-cost) petrol
fuel," she said.
Ms. Blair hails from
Hopetown, the West Coast
Berbice village that is rich
with Guyana's Black heri-
tage. She says that she has a
firm grasp of African history
and is a lover of general his-
tory. She believes that learn-
ing history at high school
equipped her with a unique
studying technique of fully
understanding issues and
concepts before committing
the relevant information to
At 23 years old, Blair, is
accustomed to the spotlight and
familiar with riding the waves of
success. As the only child for
her parents, Albert and Ismay
Blair, she has been lavished with

attention and the resources to
help her succeed. She was best
graduating student from
Latchmansingh Primary School
in neighboring village Bush
Lot; from Bush Lot Secondary
School and from the New
Amsterdam Technical Institute
At this juncture of life, she
points particularly to her
mother as the person respon-
sible for her accomplishments.
From her formative years of
schooling; she excelled at math-
ematics and science and is com-
bining her mother's influence in
academia and her father's apti-
tude in welding to uphold the
family tradition of producing
brilliant engineers. Ms. Blair
graduated from the NATI with
a double distinction in Mechani-
cal Fitting and Metal Machin-
ing. She was the only girl in the
NATI class.
In order to complete her
Bachelors Degree in Me-
chanical Engineering, she
ventured out of the county of
Berbice. By that time she had
travelled to several parts of
Guyana and overseas engag-
ing in various cultural
projects, but living and study-
ing away from Berbice was a
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gained kno\W ledge
Sand displayed it in a
k a\ superior to m
i peers. but that
doesn't make me
feel elated or
supreme.' Ms.
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Sunday Chronile January 2006

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Hello boys and girl,
Welcome to our English Language
columns this New Year, 2006. Let's hope
that you enjoyed the Christmas holidays
and you are prepared for your final period
of challenge. Nothing coming now should
be new to you, so let speed and accuracy
be your motto. Love you.


Solution to "Questions"
1. Daisy had the lowest mark in Reading,
2. Daisy had the lowest total for English and
Reading together
3 Gill had the highest total
4. Naomi and Gill each had the highest mark in
more than one subject
5. If Naomi had Gill's marks for English and
Reading. she would top the four,
6. I Anita had Daisy's marks for Mathematics
Daisy would be at the bottom of the four.

Solution to "Prepositions"
Practice Work: i'Proposinors are in biod prntt)
1 The dog is jumping over e fence,
2. The girl singing outside the backdoor is my
3. Gece:ge hung [hs shirt at the window
4. Wre ihey singing about
55 The sorng in the semi-fnal is my composition
6. The bird whistling on the reeis Simon's
7 ..David put his hand into the crab hole,
8, Those boys under the car are ier cous'ns
9, Forgive them for the tumble lie
10. We are singing forour supper
11 Corie into The parioulr said r

Mum Sandra f.renner lowered her bd.hidren to
safety from tIher blazing house on Tuesday
with a makeshift rope of bodcothes Tno 35-
year-n wtied the c,.,':trn brxi sheets together
e C,','"o'r ..r D 'av,' t .e ., ...o t,"o. ,.f,c
Gertrde .,i:. months to the ground.

Solution to 'What to do"- i.-rol the sen-
tences in the gi. r ar story ..F ...': '
1 A verb is a d-ing or a'tc-i t 'or-d
2. 'wo sentences to I.strate (a) hcy dc-'c.-
rated the rrnnsion for Ch-isstmas (b) Simon Fow-
remdthe evo4uie of muLqic uport Jason's reF-auest

Solution to "Practice Work : MWite d,:'-, t-r
verb in each of th,.w, l:-. I,.- ni *:,"-h-: .-,
1 Two long-back raiderss r- .-;,-iv r .-C.;", !.1 yes-
terday (NVerb cr,-hl- '"
2 t ,..r-,-1 near n: rn.-:rara r' -

3 qOn of -::l I '- .aa t'i- S '. j: ri gh a
red j-i :'Velb-wrpnt
4 ": ,r' i I,- nl "'. th''er r.I i
systems ('Vera -. <..",
5 They h.-,,-,1 acout metre i, :.'t ..n -


Solution to "The Present Continuous

1, They are going to dig for oil here, They are
starting on Monday
2. My unle is making a speech on Friday
3, I am taking my sister to the dentist tomor-
4. She is calling for me at six.
5, He is playing at Bourda next August.
6, I am meeting her at the bus terminus at two
7. The bargains are starting on Sunday
8, How are you getting to the banquet on Eas-
ter Monday?
I am going by car.
Who is driving?
9, The piano tuner is coming this mid-day.
10. Do you intend to give up anything for Lent?
Yes, I am giving up cards
11. The windows are being cleaned this after-
noon, Then we'll be able to see them coming
12. She is coming out of hospital' next week
with to little baby
13. We have oir'ncr early tn-ight as we are go-
ing to the Cultural Centre,
14. Darnel is giving a lc.j re~corrormow right
15, I am having my pho.'ograch inkenr tomor-

Vocabulary Work
C:ioose from the lisr of syncnyrTs the word That
could replace the bc'd pinced wAord in each sen-
tence plot, subtle always compete, reddish,
disgust. shiny, conce' n. stained, suit

1. The police arrested a group of pecp'e in-
volved in a conspiracy to overthrow the gov-
2. Next SaturCay the two top bcwlers wil vie for
the trophy
3. The new tenant s irfljerce is insidious He
creeps into his r';.hSbours' coW-,fiderr-e before
thIey realize it.
4. 7Tat s.amrpoo w' ti cinditii::ner makes dull
hair riore lustrous
S..iLrny's hair is rclt -cl y, auburn it is more
of a copper 'coloCLu
6. Mradam EBro,'.'er's nah' is to leave rome fif-
teen minutes later thtani she s, 'll!d so she is in-
variably late to church.
..,els'_,rTi r'c! care e whit abc.ul lhe
fi,:.-e ii,,s of his parents
8 .-1..1 .s 'ie'at hed :e T-k'ept bedroom with re-
9 ',A'u the deep bl'r. of tt-e pants complement
or clash w'ri' the I!'-'te L U uI : o :ie -.lhirt
10 -are' a ..:':t,-'s r-fut, -!r is tarnished hel
or she w IIl J ,-! it hard to .I, a i-P ,il- :,Il -I.:;-

Dictionary Exercise
Find a word for each :', ,'-t'. ','..". .' in the sen-
te 'r i :. 1:- "'-,. .
1. Use another v,,oru d in *-.,I i -- o- f ',. i...l -.1 1i. -
.K.. ,.. that rmears the same.
2. Ir Auturn : leaves accumulate orn 'V:
T T ie is ,ons c '-ed ti '- aSlL t rd

4.. Put the blame on te one who did the darn.
5 rhe old lady's face was lined with care
6, People in the public eye should be very dis-
creet in words and actions
7. Lambs are usually docile animals.
8. To climb Mount Everest is a great endeav-

Word Study
Synonyms are words that have the same or
similar meanings. In an analogy the terms In
each half must have exactly the same relation-
ship Which of the words in brackets will cor-
rectly complete this analogy?
Disagree is to quarrel as pretty is to (al-
tactive, eaulful).
Note: Both attractive an beautrfu are synonyms
for pretty, but beautiful suggests a greater de-
gree or intensity, as quarrel in the first half is
more intense than disagree.
Circle the letter next to each word at the right
tnat oompletes each analogy
1. Small is to tiny as sirm is to..
ai Sender, b:, slknny
c leanr define
2. Buy is to purchase as feed is to..
a) gorge; b) nourish
c) eat; d)'e
3. Prevaricaiiori is to fib as oat'h is to...
a porromise b) swear
c) ie; dI testrrcn-
4, Far is to remote as clear is to.,
a) understandable; b.. ulnlo.duced
c bright: d) lucid
5. Opinii-o is to convcti on as respect i to...
a) w'orshi, b) like
C) devour; d: serve
6. Plan is to scheme as take is to ..
a) give. b) steat
c) remove d) borrow
7. Sleep is to doze as read is to ...
a) limp; b) asleep
c) rested: d) snore
Which of the wo? as thai ollow each of these sen-
tences is nearest in meaning to the italicised
word in ine sentence?
1. ,e pca',,i't,'nec :ie orgarisalhon to gave each
worker some trne to mull c-ver th-e i incident (a)
restoredd ib; d ;videc (c) examined; id) scat-

2. We de -.el.rrn a calculating plan for exp.Iard-
ni:3 cu' share of the rice milling factory. (a) se-
cret; b; unusual; (c) reckless, id; delierate
3. 1I a re i'1i'assi,'e as "",e neiaLb-',u e,;,nu-
rrIeratie.. how uLiv. the ir cident wvas a4': dis-
"rrssc d :bi n:' intr- : (c) ccm .oo,'r: d ,di dofi-
4. If we L...r.'.Lda te L.I elf'urts, a.' costs will
drop. (a) irntegate: ib sepFrate (c) c-gaqise-
(d) ab- 'lis
5 :-h i, is ti-,1: most .-ir: i cat teacher -:-..' in
Leve! El-- n. (a) r- trly ,h; i-,.if-ren:, (c )
,iI ..' :.; d ) : ,
6. I ., *.,' .'. i onr for about a f. i hf i- 'our' with-
out care for their u. 'I- ,. la' [j,. :-'; (b)
,--.:, . (C ) -'s,- Ii.j '.: so 1- 1
7 The rner --'r insisted r -- *l. i- -yven .r ,- .-.: s
ay for i ,- :: performance. (ia i'.; !. i.
,i:b;l:.l.-h.- :- ,i ', ec it ,'c) sLiirpf'iSrt
8 Gl erda astira'es tl"atf e 'ave a' least a 3I-
TI nilj dnvo dl.ring r;sh hour a sta;i- (ai:
says: ib) I : )i' es. (di ag' -,

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome today, and may your harvest be
in abundance this New Year! Love you.

NUMBERING & NAAUNG: Questions 14
1. am 7 more than 57, Who am I? Answer
2. if you double me and add 0.5 you get 2.10,
Who am I? Answer c) 0.8;
3. By how much is 3705 greater than 3570'
Answer b) 135 ;
4, The teacups in Simon's care are stored in
racks of 10 teacups Four racks fit on a shelf.
How many shelves are needed to hold 110 tea-
cups? Answer c) 3 shelves

FRACTIONS: Questions 5&6
5, What is the fraction, 56/375. in its lowest
terms? Answer c) 4/27
6. Which fraction represents a whole number?
Answer: a) 3838

7, Sandra plays baseball, In the last game she
made 3 plays in each of 9 innings. How many
plays did she make in alr? Answer c) 27
8, The new house built down the street has 9
bedrooms on each of its 2 floors. There are 8
bedrooms on another of its floors. How many
bedrooms are in the building? Answer d) 26
9 Triple 1.4 plus 14 is equal to: Answer a) 18.2

PERIMETER & AREA: Question 10 & 11
10. One side of a rectangle is 3m in length An-
other side is 4m in length. WVat is the perim-
eter of the rectangle? Answer b) 14m
11. One side of a rectangle is 3m in length An-
other side is 4m in length, What is the area of
the rectangle? Answer d) 12m2

Find These Out
1, The perimeter of a triangle measuring 23 m
by 24 m by 27, Answer 74 m
2. Find tFe remainder for 678 05 diwded by
0,05. Answer 0
4, 89 multiplied by 9, How many lens are there
in the product? Answer: 80 tens
5. 0.02 multiplied by 0 005 Answer 0 001
6, An animal pound takes in 75 dogs each day,
if this week they have taken in 225, how many
days did it work at full force? Answer: 27 days
7. DTvide 5/7 by 1 2.5, Answer: 25/,14
8: Vhat is the value of the third dcit from the
right: 874537 Answ/,er 41." OGr 4 tenths
9 W'hio am I, i am .05 more than 70 005 plus
5? Answer 73.555
10 I am c3verng a table measuring 1 m by 1.5
m if my fribir. is 1 m by 1 mr, n,', mj.-ch fabric
must I buy? Answer: 1.5m
11, Sheoi.-3 bakes chicken for her snack shop,
She's 12 dozen ?inr:c_ a day, How inr-
v,'i. -. hic.kons m!..ut she buy, if 1 chicken yields
10 large njag'.et.? A'-vw.', r 15whnoe c'iki:n:-n
12 6 . <60 8 Wihat is -nc question aba,..t?
Answer T'.-uFal.e'?
13. :h.alt qu..-- -on should -no problem ask"'
Robin and his rvo'ric-nd rm:':..: a j.obbor raft
for 1 5 hours The -rr-.e friends took turns L:--

ing the rat They each usedthe raft for the same
amount of time Answer How long did each boy
use the raft?
14. What is the volume of a box measuring 8
m, 5 m, 7 m? Answer 280 m3
15. Leon played games for 3 hours. He lost 18
times and won half as much again, How many
times did he win? Answer: 27 times
16. 93.0 6709 Answer: 25.91
17 2 5/9- 1 49 Answer 1 /9

18, if 15 rabbits feed on a 20 m2 plot of pas-
ture daily, how many rabbts should be found on
a 280 m2 plot? Answer 210 rabbits

Round to the nearest ten-dollar

1. $456 Answer: $460
2. $1.623 Answer $1,620
3. $794 Answer $790
4. $7995 Answer $8,000
5. $456,321 Answer $456,320
6. $550 Answer: $550
7. $6.,749 Answer $6,750

Round to the nearest thousand

1. 45,674 + 53,987 Answer. 100,000
2. $65.976 + $6,402 Answer; $72,000
3. 857.326 + 475,054 Answer: 1,332,000
4. $99.842 + $6,720 Answer $107,000
5. 569,089 + 65,070 Answer 634,000

Tell which number is exact or rounded. Wite
exact or wounded next to each.

1. There are 10 fruits on the dinner table. An-
swer Exact
2. There are 30 days ApriL Answer Exact
3. There are 19,000 grains of sand in my blan-
ket. Answer Rounded
4. Last night Johnny saw 100,000 stars in the
sky. Answer Rounded
5, There are 366 days in a leap year Answer
6. There were 790 students who attended
school next to ours yesterday Answer Exact

Cities in South Barbara
# Town Population
1. Shirley 7.648
2. Sisters 8,297
3. Venus 9,843
4. Endear 7.792
5. Toucan 6.545
6 Harp, 3 765

1 Which town has about a thousand in't7.
people ~ .ar Toucan? Answer Shricy

2 ,Which Io-:,An h.--, about th-'re th!n r j-r 'I;.'tr-i
people than Harpy' Answer KNone

3 Wivich town has r:-n-c ,t the same p-'i ,-li"2' ,i
as Shirley? Ar- sw.c- Frndca-

4. Which town t-hs about 4,O-C, pFr.-cl--'?
Arswer HarpT,-

5, Which town has about 10,000 people?
Answer Venus

Reminder: Shape up for January,

Bar graph: A picture which uses bars ith
space between them to show information

Decimate A number which uses a decimal pcint
to show tenths and hundredths and so on,

Factor A number to be multiplied

Fraction A number that shows part of a while
or part of a group.

Lite: A straight path that goes on and on in
both directions

Parale Ieines Lines that never meet

Parabtlogrk n A shape whose opposite sies

Pyrmait A shape in space with one face tht
is a polygon and three faces or more that re

Draw a heavy black line through the letter rxt
to the answer to each of the following quesiis:
1. What is the vaue of the 9 in 16 967?
a) 9000; b) 900
c)90; d) 9
2. A prime number is ..
a) 49; b) 39
c)29; d)99
3. A multiple of 5is..
a) 47; b)33
c)25; di96
4, Addition is the inverse of subtraction. Wat
is the inverse of multiplication?
a) Addition; b) Division
c) Multiplictahon; d) Subtraction
5. Which formula can be used to find the a' a
of a rectangle'
a) L+ B; b LXB
C) 2L +2B; d) 2L +B
6. Area is measured in ---units,
a) cubic; b) circular
c) trangular d) squa-e
7, whichh ore represents the ratio of 3 dog to
16 rabbits?
a) 163, b) 1316
c)163; d) 3:16
8, One million thre -ur~Ired sity thousand e ht
can be eWpressed as
a) 1360830 b) 13:6.3.5
c' '.36300; d) 13060305
9. 1, h- Ji'A much is S3F6 more than 3742?
a) 2064; tb 2144
c) 2 1 ; d) .- i.:
'0 V''T ai 7' tl-e quon- L- of 128.5 1CCI0
a) 0 1.r; b) 1285
c) 12 .? d) 12B5
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N THE evening
of December
16, 2005, the
rolling sounds of
African drums conjured
up a highly energised
ambience at the
Hadfield Foundation to
open Moksi Alesie an
exhibition of art.
Elizabeth Deane-Hughes,
Lou Ann Lewis Jackson and
Arthur Thijm have unleashed
their creative talent to put on a
show with an air of mystique.
'Moksi Alesie', means
Surinamese mixed rice. It is
Thijm who has the Surinamese


blood and he, Deane-Hughes and
Lewis Jackson have produced an
inspiring artistic milieu that
graces the Hadfield gallery.
On opening night, patrons -
many of them obviously in awe
- sauntered through the gallery,
eyes tracing very last detail of
each piece that decorated its
walls. Drummers, who have
risen to local fame by throbbing
up the African art form at Re-
gent and Camp Streets,
Georgetown, caught the atten-
tion of the exhibitors, who
brought them to Hadfield to
build a tempo for the opening of
the exhibition.
Deane-Hughes calls her
section of the exhibition 'Pho-
tography in Mixed Medium'.
She says that photography
was her first medium of cre-

A Piece by Arthur Thijm
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Her two-year intensified
concentration on photography
surged at the beginning of
December this year when she
began producing the pieces for
'Moksi Alesie'. Within 15
days she churned out some 25
pieces of photography in
mixed medium.
Thijm, who has been based
in Guyana for the last 10 years,
and has been partnering with
Deane-Hughes during that time.
His work also has a mixed me-
dium focus, which incorporates
paint and other elements like
bamboo dust, leaves, paper and
thread. Thijm's dexterity with
blending these artistic agents

constructs an illusion of reality, she. Well qualified with a di-
He says that he is inspired ploma in Creative Arts from
by the powerful energy of na- the E.R. Burrowes School of
ture. Art and a Bachelor's Degree
"Art is my first love. I can't in Fine Art from the Univer-
deny it. It draws me in like lov- sity of Guyana, she has suc-
ing a woman. I went into art full cessfully channelled her
time 10 years ago and I have no skills into an acclaimed com-
regrets," he says. mercial enterprise that is not
Thijm exhibits regularly in usually displayed on inani-
Suriname, Guyana and the mate partitions, but on hu-
Caribbean and his work is man form bodies in motion.
also applauded in Europe and Noiv, she is saying "come
Africa. and see another side of me."
Lou Ann Lewis Jackson is Ingenious cloth batik-de-
synonymous with the exciting signed wall hangings are Lewis
world of fashion in Guyana. Jackson's contribution to
An accomplished and lauded 'Moksi Alesie'. Her designs fea-
fabric and fashion designer is ture a genre of Amerindian mo-

tifs. She says that her stimula-
tion came with the picturesque
details of the indigenous pat-
"This is a big part of what I
studied. Fashion is just a spin
off, something that I've experi-
mented with," Lewis Jackson
She is pushing the batik de-
signs, with the belief that not
enough Guyanese are exposed to
this type of artform.
The work of Lewis Jack-
son, Thijm and Deane-Hughes
gives perfect meaning to
'Moksi Alesie'. It continues at
the Hadfield Foundation un-
til January 14, 2006.

ative expression, but is also.
the medium that, for years,
she has not dabbled in. But
over the last two years, pho-
tography has been drawing
her in. She began to capture
reflections of nature on, in
and through water.
After printing her photo-
graphs, Deane-Hughes highlights
intriguing features of the shots
with paint, shells or other em-
bellishing tints. Photographs are
mounted on or incorporated with
canvas, burlap or leatherette for
a complete artistic fabrication.
"Each photograph has its
own story of shapes forming the
human species, totem or abstract
designs and is a moment in time
frozen from a larger scene of dy-
namic interactive energies and
forces." Deane-Hu hes s

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EDGAR llitelholzer ushered in the Guyanese nosel tradition
S ilh the publication in 1941 of his first noIel. 'CORENTINE
THUNDER'. going on to nurture and support that tradition
into the 50s and 60s with the publication of hit seen other
Guianese noel, which included his best-known work. 'The
ka.. K)ana Trilogy'. He also made sterling contribution to the
Caribbean literature, riling novels on Trinidad and Barba-
dos places he lied after migrating from his homeland.
H- ii would ihe ie.'rror arid acun,, t a .l:e riine becomlie a
part of the \\c-.i [ndian e .perienc:- il Mitlelholzer hadl n ni miade ii
'' Ohbter'ed Phillip Sherlock in h Is or%\ard i l-Krnneih
R ,.anirchnd', '\\e C[ Indrian Narral .e' \\ while in England. NMelliholzer
added t,' the Engli h n,.'il [raLjniin ()1 ih i 23 no'_.el, he iulike.
iehli v.ere labelled hi' (G ju ne'l.e r n .cl, He .i\a indeed ,I Ia manlli
naI:i; part .iJ cr,'ibltlirile, jand eien i 1ilVuih he ne' e rciurnmd it
[he land ot hi hirr I he made hi, n'ici ,mrii.anim Lconinbutioin t,
hi'. nine career ii., the Gu', anecei ni i\ l radiation
lMittelholzer achieved that much in a short lifespan he-
cause he started writing from an earl' age. In his own words,
taken front his autobiography. S.\\AR1TH BOY" published

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Hello boys and girls, Cotton is a soft white fibrous substance cov,,irilng Tees, but also shrubs. These perennial plants are
Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, the seeds of certain plants Thts fiber comes fr=rn charac'enzed by stems that grow outward year af-
ftsgoodto meet againwith youtoday. Lastyear a plant, relatedto the hollyhock that ranges in height ter year. Dry wood is composed of fibers of cellu-
we looked at Natural Materials "What are Natu- from 2 feet to 20 feel, depending upon the variety, lose 140':.-50%) and hemicelluloses (20%-30%)
ra! Materials?" Today we will look at where they Cotton plants 15 to 20 feet tall are called tree col- held tIgether by lignin (25%-30%). Plants that do
come from or the source by which these natu- tons. The plant requires a warm climate wtlh about not produce wood are called 'herbaceous',
tal materials are made. six months of summer weather for fulh develparer.t
it blossoms and produces boils or pods of cotton
What i Metal? ..... ...... fibers. What is Leather?

How it is the cotton fabric made?
After the cotton has been picked, the fibers a re sepa.-
rated from the seeds by a process called ginning.
Cotton is not thoroughly dean until particles of leaf
All elements thai occur In nature can be dvmoed into are removed. Cotton yams for fabrics are carded,
metals and non-metals Metals conduct heat and but ot all are combed, Combed yams are even
electricity,are hard, deformable, shinny etc Cop- and free from extraneous material, such as Ihe
per, gold, silver tin and zinc are all metals woody stalk of the plant
All metals are found i the earth, but most are not
found in their pure state. Gold,platinumand some- What is Wod?
timescopperand silver are found in their pure state, Leathr is a rmterial created through the tanrnng
Gold, platinum and sometimes cooper and silver of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primanly
are found in thefr pure states, but most are found ,cows. Leather was a very important clothing ma-
as ores. trial, and its other uses were legion. Wood to-
'" gather with, leather formed tthe basis of much an-
Most of the metals wuse ae not pure ofelemen- lerint technolol. Leather with te fu stI attached
tin metals, they are alloys Alloys are prepared form is simply called fur.
two or more metals. Copper and tin are mixed to
form bronze. Copper and zinc make up brass, used rm f le
in many musical instruments. Alloys are made by There are a number of processes whereby the
heating up each of thesoidmetals until they forma skin of a dead animal can be formed into a
lid. This quid is then mixed and cooled, supple, strong material commonly called
leather eg. Vegetable-tannd leather, Alum-
Whati Cotto? tanned leather, Rawhide, Boiled leather, and
Chrome-tanned leather.

o We wifI continue next week on natural
Wood is an organic material found as the primary matefd~a and the source of which they ar
content of the stems of woody plants, especially mrae

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SOCIAL STUDIES for Common Entrance 2006-01-
Hello boys and gris,
Welcome. How were your Christmas holidays?
Let'S hope they were good. Did you find out
details about your examination as you were
asked? Yes? That was good. Love you.
Here are the answers to the questions posed
when last we met. They are good for all those
who are concerned with the SSEE:
1, Question: How many n :pers do you have to s.-
tlirouQgh Answer EKig, papers two papers for
each suoje1 area (S'cial Stil es, Engiislh Lanquaje,
mathler- : rs and S-ripin:;-
2, Question: How tr'u.TJ tirm i is .-i c.;v.--., for .. i ~. -
pe"' Answers:
Soc.:ial iilriesp Paper rI- Tim.- i hour 10 minutes.
S:J.idl SI. JI. Pad r 2 -45 ii l.i....: plus 10 rrm utes
of i-eadir j [itCe
Eng rLr Language Dc-,er 1: Tume 1 hour 10 min-
L II ii .I -. i:] : 2. :. m inIu tr&
M rrei '.v -':- ;[:,rr 1: Time j flour 10 minute5
M. 1wrr-I- : -. Paper 2: 45 ,imin tes plulrs 10 rninu!les
of .-:Jii I tim <-e
Science '- er 1: ~ '- i hour i1.n mantles5
Science PapeR 2: TimerL 45 minllis prSUiS1 1r0 trinle-i
:if i .... 1. I trim e
3,. Questions. Hol W I manyl'i ii_ I.l .r ., d1o you have 1t:
answer in each ,-i:a. Answers.
Social 1iii0.1i P wacLr I ii Iin-lin. i .1ii htve tto
te answered. i.uii responses ar:'e givn .r each
quclesin' The responses are A. 8. C. and D. (,l,
ONE riesp"ons' is c::r'er:

Social Studies Paper 2: This paper contains SIX
questions from which you have to answer any FOUR
Each question Is worth 5 marks.
English Language Paper 1: 40 questions; all have
to be answered. Four responses are given for each
question. The responses are A, 8, C, and D. CMWy
ONE response is correct
English Language Paper 2: The paper has 2 ques-
lions You must answer either question 1 or ques-
tion 2.
Question 1 you are insindcipd "In 120-150 wnorrf.,
write a letter on ONE of the following:,." 'This istruc-
tion is followed by four topics to choose one from.
Question 2 says: "In 120-150 words, write a corrp:,
sivnn on ONE of the following: ,." This :n t rnIc:.nn L
followed by four topics from wvich you need to choose
one to write on.
MaihPlrniics Paper 1- 40 quesljpinrs all have io be
answered. Four responses are given 'lI each ques-
tion. The rescir'.ses are A. B. C, ar D. Only ONE
response is correct.
Malhematics Paper 2: This coni aMns SIX qJuLstiurns
from which you nave to answer :I ., FOUR. Each
lue-SliiiI is wonh 5 marks
Science Pap.i-r 1 40 qul.estionrs- i nhave i he ran-
swcied Foxir '.'*** :1. **- H-1; Yiver vr i -acti qi':' -
tion The responses are A. B. C. ard D "C' ONE
r'sr-ponse is corre r
Sciunc:e Paper 2 45 tinrutit.s p Is 110 ri.i'n. 's aId-
ii tirne. Each n,. -I.ii is .., i: 5 mnark,s.

Let us loo a t tourn:m fr it was Ite topic o [Itre first
question in PF..r'-i 2 'ast year Foa G.',."rn'r; y n oar
ticw a- .tour'-.r is arm ." all of thir-' friii:!ir ;i

1. The movement of people to destinations outside
their normal place of work or residence; and about
the. kind of activities the engage in during their stay
away from home and work.
2. How the tourist's needs are provided for until they
Ireurn from where they came.
3. As long as anyone slays away on a visit of the
mininmjm of 24 hours and the maximum of one year
in a country outside the one he/she lives arndlo work.
he'she is a tourist
4, Tourism has both positive and negative sides to
'he host country Posiively, the host country, like
Guyana. tires to keep its entire environment spick
arnd span and beautiful to behold
5 Aims of conservation and preservation of the
er-vioriimict (which includes its natural, cultural and
histoical resources) are always thre main focus for
town and vl1lae ,-.:n.Jrn,:r., and park, savannah, and
other recreational and sight-seeigrt area
5 Rising standards of operations are influenceri in
many of business ir.Lj-'; ,,j holiday reIsorts.
6 Scoe ialral f ,eatues ir Guyana that at .al tolur
sts at e
:, W iterways ..111 :hei r i:', -. and falls: thfe r never-
: .lir I. :-,"- "i andt widthl tl!l l wt'a iu l Irl ibutarie'
.rieks I;tkes and inlets
ii The sunset irh Ihe Essquirboi ais we w-ri told by
'.rine visiloS, t, her r! ,o recentlyl y
II; "Ihe araif .r'sts witlh Ither 1i,1'i owv read'---
ard other a1racti-ons hIe 't l-', w/.ilrf'm; and video.
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v Ru <:-sils tluc'.c away bedside creeks, lakes, adi
Iv'eIr anid in" mi ny islands'; in our rivers ,Speciall'y
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He thought he kept this universe alone;
For all the voice in answer he could wake
Was but the mocking echo of his own
From some tree-hidden cliff across the lake.
Some morning from the boulder-broken beach
He would cry Out on life. that what it wants
Is not his own love back in copy speech,
But counter- lve, original response
And nothing ever came of what ie cried
Unless it was the embodiment that crashed
In the cliffs talus on the otier side,
And then in the far distant water splashed
But after a time allowed for it to swim,
Instead of proving human when it neared
And someone else additional to him,
As a great buck it powerfully appeared,
And landed pouring like a waterfall,
And stumbled through the rocks with horny
And forced the underbmsh -and thai was al

Respond to the following questions:
1, Give one sentence to say what is beirg told
in the poem.
2. Explain lines 2 and 3 in d3itai
3. Was it possbile for the cha-acter' to have
original speech in return Aby?
4, Are there any humans in the poemrn
5. What are you told at the erl of the poem:'
6. Give a name for th0 poem,
Grammar: Future Tense
Many students do not really understand how to
use the future tense to expresses an action or
conailton that will occuL in the future Your sto-
ries and description do need somTe more dress-
ing-up. Read the fol'scwing instructions and try
the future tense mnce often in yoL.u writing

To firm the future tense of arny verb use shall
or will with the base form
I shafl walk, yoU wl runi.

I shail write my mother tonight:
Eva will post it for me.
Mother" wil rece ve it nexMt Monday
But there are other ways to e::press future time
besides losingg tle words sl:'. or i.-.',,' Take rote.

1, Sometimes w use use ing to ,'ith :e present
tense .:. be and i.e base form of a verb

Eva is going to Qost th let-te-
They are going to serve k1.. -ch tomorrow.

S2 At other :nes' we 'use abo.t to :.,; n r-,
e '.. ? sent rense of te band the base form of :hr-

: P: is about to answer the J :. ---- ~

Ther i "' an
verb or an a-. --rb :a rh ...'- :1'-.i' shows jra-jre

I -Si' sngs froornwe
'--", T,,' .,siny.s oni i'fj i'r i'i C.'.fj iinur y,

You "n .-I try ,. :-i rno'e : *" -. s of' 'ur ire

time. Have a look

Write the verb in each sentence below in the fu-
ture tense. Try to use at least two ways of ex-
pressing future time besides adding shall or wilt
to the base form of the verb.

India's Classical ODnes
1. Two classmates anti I presented a report
about the classical dances of india.
2. First Chandra spoke about Bharata natyam,
the sacred Hinou dance form
3, She described its complex movements for
the hands, arms, and torso.
4, Chandra demonstrated several of the hand
and arm movements ,
5, Then La ford desnbted two other highly styl-
ized Indian dance forms; kathakati, a dramatic
style froi sout-em India and kathak, an ancient
dance from northern India ':
6. He told us about the kathakalis link to early
Hindu myl'ology
7 He also presented a videotapee of an authen-
tic perfo'mar.c of kathakahi, showing the
dance's strong rhythms and rapid turns.
8. Then it was my turn to describe maniyi, a
dign-fina- dance from northeastem India
9, ta iught the students a few of the difficiJ-t
movem'entsl typical of manipur dancers
1 C Frinaly Chandra sang a song ard danced
a pantoTi':me from the .harata natyamr t.radi-
(Taken from ''nter s Choice')

Remainder Expressions of future time,
Channel 12 is gcirng to produce all-day movies,
'Bird ,Watch .rg' is aoout to become the number
one best seller novel
On Monday we fly to Kurupung

Adjective Clauses Reminder:
1. Adjective clauses create a variety in sen-
tence struct-ure
2. An adjective clause is a subordinate claus
that modifies a noun or pronoun. For example
bWo have acat named Jennifer
3. An adjective clause that is not needed to
make the meaning of a sentence clear is set off
by .on-r- a
4. An adjective clause itisal.y folc:wS me 'word
it mndrifite..
5. Adjective clauses maly be introduced by the
?at .e# p r" ).'iynj (s'J.', whom, whose, t'ilt arnd
I :.'ih;. a 'i by Tle subordrnatig cr;jnji.trC;n
viee and when.
6. At times mne relative pronoun is drc.ppedl a
ine begiiinriig of an adjective cause .
Writing Application modifiers in ',,ritin.3 Go i: ic: wnrir s use
edifiers corre.-tIiy and I: sition r 'rt' .-.aref ily to
make rh ,,r i-- i -n cl,-.-r Nr t .:'. for eF'a-&iole
of the l ,>2:i rim.1vl3
.-1 -' from Ti .--'. Siesta" a r'-,, rt n .r y by
C ri- C-..:. Mlar:l : tha: has I[-.:n trans-
altc irto r by J S :. :--' :

Kee,.:",' '.' ,-. : .: c: shade of ,'", atrnon-d
tes, '- wr .- ,1.-: i. e- erred thoie own
-, distjrbing siesta They went directly

to the patish house, T he woman scratched the
metal grating on the door with her fingernail.
waited a moment, and scratched again, An:
electric fan was humming inside They did not
hear the footsteps, They hardly heard the slight
creaking of a door, and immediately a cautious
voice, right next to the metal grating....

Try to apply some of Mirquez's techniques
when you wnte and revise your own work,

1, To avoid confusion, place the modifiers aS
close as possible to the words they modify.
MArquez uses:; Keeping to the protective
shade of the almond trees, the wwman andf th

2, Consider whether moving a modifier or other
words in the sentence will make your meaning
Mirquez's Umss: The woman scratched the
metal grating on the door ith her fingernail

3, Be careful not to create double negatives
ospecaaly with hardly and Scarcely
Mbrquez's uses: They hardly heard ;he siFght
r;reakino .

Practice Work:

Practice the techniques cSted above by revising
the following paragraphs using a separate sheet
of paper

Born inAracataca, Colombia, many of Gabriel
Garcia MarqkLez's stories and novels are set in
Latn American towns: One hundred Years of
Sohf de portrays the history of the town of
Macondo, one of ie most [popular books ever
published in the Spanish-speaking word Many
critics, symbolizing the turbulence of Latin
American politics, think Macondo and the
people I[ving there eccentric
Magica' at times and surreal, the author has a
d;stnct writing style After winning the Nobel
Prize in literature, many new readers from all
over eo world were attracted to Garcia
Mbrquez. The aLu:nor, who doesn't have no pa-
tiencr:e 'r human rights abuses, has also won
praise -,,,rcv id- fori is humanitarian effcrs.

Story Writing

Write a story asked d on the picture beeor' Let it
te aoprc. martely 403 to 500 words r lenglnt
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..... activist and academic at the University of Guyana. He researches, writes and lectures extensively in
SAfrican and Caribbean history, languages and society, founded and directed the Afrika Studies Centre,
and now teaches Research Methodology at UEL's School of Education.
i In the film, Dr. Nehusi discusses a range of issues concerning African people, including the origins
(i *.'.r': and impact of the Maafa or Great Holocaust the largest in history which resulted in enslavement,
.. i. cultural genocide and exploitation practised against African people. He was invited to contribute to the
film by director Owen 'Alik Shahadah and his contributions were filmed both on campus at UEL and
on location in South London.
The whole documentary was filmed in five different continents and examines the various
..atrocities from enslavement to corruption, under-development to AIDS that have plagued
Africans and uprooted them from their culture and homeland over the past 500 years.
SDr Nehusi said: "The.effects of this human catastrophe, particularly the destruction and distortion
.. . '. ,..,.~ of African identity, continue today. It is essential to tell African stories, and even more important that
Africans themselves tell their stories from their own points of view, for we have always been and
ri:,-'. remain the foremost experts on our own experiences',
"I am very proud to be a part of such a worthwhile chronicling of the struggles of a people who
'. were the first humans, who invented civilisatioht and so gave to humanity its humanity, but yet have
Z'i7i had to fight and continue to fight for the most essential human right of all freedom."
4 M Alongside Dr Nehusi, '500 Years Later' features contributions from leading international Pan-Afri-
can commentators, including Dr. Molefi Asante, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Paul Robeson Jr, Dr. Maulana
Karenga, Kaisonian The Mighty Gabby, Amiri Bakara and Dr. Hakim Adi.
The film has garnered numerous awards this year, including Best Documentary at the Pan-
African Film Festival, Best Film at the Black International Cinema (Berlin), Best Documen-
tary at the Bridgetown Film Festival and Best International Documentary at the Harlem Inter-
S- ~national Film Festival. '500 Years Later' is now available on DVD.

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DR. KIMANI Nehusi, a Guyanese-born athlete turned academic who
now lectures at the University of East London (UEL), has starred in
the biggest film screening in recent history after his contribution to
the multi-award-winning documentary '500 Years Later' was viewed by a
million-strong crowd at the Millions More Movement in Washington DC.
Dr. Nehusi represented Guyana in track and field in the 1970s, and became well known as an

From page VI new challenge that her extended family in Demerara helped her to effec-
tively confront.
She went to reside with her great aunt at Vryheid's Lust, East Coast Demerara
to have easier access to the Turkeyen Campus. Her 60-year-old great aunt has never attended a univer-
sity nor had she ever visited the University of Guyana prior to taking her niece on a tour of the
campus. Yet, according to Blair, she was a compelling guide.
"The workload was very heavy, but not difficult. I never thought that anything was difficult any-
way. My final year was my easiest year when I got a perfect GPA (Grade Point Average).
She acknowledged that adapting to her transition from Berbice to living on the East Coast of
Demerara and studying in Greater Georgetown made her first year at UG the most challenging.
The tradition of rising early in the mornings in her home village, Hopetown, assisted her greatly in
beginning her rigid schedule of eight courses each semester, which took her to campus from 7:30 hrs. to
late afternoon Monday to Friday. Her most astonishing moment at UG. Blair said, was the news that
she was the best Mechanical Engineering student in her first year. This information gave her the assur-
ance that she would be the best graduating student in her final year.
"I know that I'm special, but I don't feel superior. I gained knowledge and displayed it in a way
superior to my peers, but that doesn't make me feel elated or supreme." she stated.
She said that she has relatives from her matrilineal line who are engineers. She remembers trying to
fix electronic items around her home as a child and was always told, with confidence, by family mem-
bers. that she would effectively repair electronic things when she grows up. Her life is unfolding in
accordance with the prophesy of her family.
At the scholarship interview with DDL in response to their quest for a young competent leader,
she convinced the interviewees that she is young, competent and has leadership qualities. She says
that essentially her involvement with the Emanuel Congregational Youth Fellowship. at one time serv-
ing as President: the Guyana Congregational Young People's Union, for which she is a past Vice Presi-
dent; and the Sapodilla Learning Centre, which is run by a British woman, who is married to a native
of Hopetown. Berbice, aided her development of competency and strong leadership skills.
Ms. Blair says that her recent success has unlocked many opportunities for her to com-
plete masters and doctoral studies abroad. At present, she will concentrate on gaining experi-

Ethnic Relations Commissin (ERC) New Year's Message

The dawn of a new year is once again with us. At this time we reflect on what we would have
achieved as individuals and as a nation during the past year. It is also a time when we
prepare for what lies ahead.

2005 was a challenging year for many of us. Guyana saw its worst natural disaster in over
century. But that disaster, while it destroyed homes and livelihoods also served to
demonstrate what our.collective abilities and energies can achieve.

Guyanese of all walks of life, of all colour, class, religion, age, sex, those at home and
abroad, all came to the aid and service of their Guyanese brothers and sisters. We saw
families taking strangers into their homes, cooking and serving meals to those severely
affected. Our professionals, those in the medical and other fields offered voluntary service.
Those in the Disciplined Forces gave of theirservice above and beyond the call of duty.

We saw our diaspora rallying to the assistance of their homeland, and our friends in the'
international community were by our side ,

But it was the strength and determination of our own people that shone through. The
indomitable will of the Guyanese people could not be conquered.

The disaster of 2005 made real the line of our National Pledge, "To love my fellow citizens'

As we reflect on our achievements for 2005 let us keep in mind that brotherly love add
sense of nationhood and unity that brought ustogether in our most challenging time.

2006 will no doubt bring its own set of challenges but where we have found the strength to
persevere in the year that has passed, let us look once again for strength and renewal of

As the new year unfolds, let us gather wisdom from the lessons of the past. Situations and
circumstances that have divided us in the past should now be put to rest.

Let us not take the burdens that have separated us into the new year. It is an opportunity
for a new beginning, for the turning over of new leaves, for fresh starts. Let us forgive
without being asked, even as we seek forgiveness.

As we step boldly into 2006, let us look to all that is just and right and positive within us and
within each other. Let us reshape our thinking to encourage the proliferation of tolerance
and respect. Let us step boldly into the New Year confident that together we can face the
challenges that lie before us. Together we can overcome.

We of the Ethnic Relations Commission pledge to continue to fulfill to.the best of our ability,
the mandate which you the people of our beloved country have entrusted to us.

The road ahead is by no means easy, but with your continued support and encouragement
we stand assured that together we can achieve peace and ethnic harmony in our country.

May 2006 be peaceful and prosperous for us all.

Chairman & Commiissioners

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66 Peter Rose and Anira Streets, Qucenstown
Georgetown, GUYANA
Tel: 231-6265, 231-6479, 231-6281, 231-6473,
Tel/Fax: 231-6246
Email:ceo a".

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Sunday Chronicle January 1, 2006- -.

' Page 'XV



From page XII
in 1963, he related how
he began to write:
'So impressed was I by the
silent film serials and by Buf-
falo Bill that a strong desire
came alive in me to create he-
roes of my own in tales as ex-
citing as those enacted on the
screen and in the pages of the
periodical I loved. I bought an
exercise book and began to write
a story.
It was in August 1921
when I was 12 years old that
my writing career began and
I spent my holidays in writ-
ing my long story. I filled my
exercise book with pencilled
words in a round hand. The
story was divided not into
chapters but episodes... ex-
actly as it was done in the si-
lent film serials....'
Perhaps he was also influ-
enced by his father who used to
write short stories for the
Christmas Tides and by his
grandmother who was an excel-
lent raconteur. Along with his
imaginative writing, he kept a
diary since the early 1920s un-
til the time of his death, a re-
markable feat that doubled as
material for his novels, autobi-
ography and travelogue.
He succeeded in becoming
the first professional novelist,
living off his writing, coming out
of Guyana and the Anglophone-
Caribbean because of his do or
die attitude by which he lived
and by which he died. A phi-
losophy that was linked to his
Swiss-German ancestry and
nurtured by his admiration for

Wagner music, Teutonic values
and the perfection of German
culture. Some of these autobio-
graphically features a psychic
split or psychic integration -
were exhibited in his fiction to
such an extent that
'Mittleholzer's life and literary
career are probably more closely
interrelated than is the case with
most other writers'.
For some 11 years he bom-
barded publishers in England
with rejected manuscripts after

.. .." .


rejected manuscripts until his
first novel was published in
1941. He was professional
writer on another count; weav-
ing into his story local lore, char-
acters and scenery of the places
he lived.
While he was challenging the
publishing houses, he wrote,
printed and published on his
own 'CREOLE CHIPS' (1937)
which he hawked from door to

door in New Amsterdam and
other parts of Guyana.
Painter, poet and novelist,
Edgar Mittelholzer was born on
December ,16, 1909, in the town
of New Amsterdam, British
Guiana, a locality that produced
other distinguished novelist in-
cluding Wilson Harris, Jan
Carew and E. R. Braithewaite.
Mittelholzer grew up in that
former Dutch capital when there
was a flourishing of art, music,
poetry, literature and reading.
He attended Berbice High
School but was expelled
when only thirteen after a
confrontation with an En-
glish teacher who was insult-
ing to the natives. That early
he was fighting for what he
believed. Mittelholzer was of
a swarthy complexion. He
came to an early realisation
of this complexity for his fa-
ther was 'a confirmed
Negrophobe' and the social
structure at that time set the
White Europeans at the top
and Blacks at the bottom.
That, along with sex and re-
ligion, and strength and
weakness, were the main
themes of his writing.
In 1941, he left Guyana to
join the Navy but was dis-
charged the following year be-
cause he was like a fish out of
water. In 1942, he married Rona
Halfhide in a union that lasted
until 1959 when he married
Jacqueline Pointer whom he met
at a Writers' Summer School.
After his discharge from the
Navy, he returned to the Carib-
bean, setting up home in
Trinidad, furthering and enhanc-
ing his career as a novelist with
the publication in 1950 of 'A
Although he made rapid
house changes during 1952 to
1953, moving from Trinidad to
Barbados to Montreal to En-
gland and back to Barbados, he

published three novels.
While living in Barbados, he
focused on the weather and man
in his writing producing such
books as 'OF TREES AND
Professor Victor Ramraj
said Mittelholzer was 'skilled
at evoking feelings of isola-
tion and is fascinated by the
psychological states of his
character especially those

given to solitary life
...though he employed dia-
logue skilfully his preferred
form of narration is the nar-
'In 1965 he re-enacted
the suicidal self-immolation
of the principal male charac-
DRAMA' (1965), his final
work of "fiction", published
posthumously'. A dramatic
end to a life and a literary ca-

* Mittleholzer, Edgar; A
* Seymour, A. J; EDGAR
and his work
* Gilkes, Michael; THE

Responses to this author
telephone (592) 226-0065
or e-mail:



Guyana Sea Defences Rehabilitation Programme
The Govermnent of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana intends to fund the
reconstruction of sea defences at Ruimzigt, West Coast Demerara, Region No. 3 and
at Harlem/Best, West Coast Demerara, Region No. 3.

Bidders will be post-qualified following submission of their Bids in accordance
with the qualification criteria stated in the Instructions to Bidders of the bidding

The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, represented by the Ministry
of Public Works and Communication, now invites bids from eligible bidders for
furnishing the necessary labour, materials, equipment and services for the following
sea defence reconstruction works which will be carried out under competitive

(I) Reconstruction of approximately 230 metres of Sea Defences at Ruimzigt,
West Coast Demerara, Region No. 3.
(2) Reconstruction of approximately 200 metres of Sea Defences at Harlen/Best.
West Coast Demerara, Region No. 3.

The major work items are:

Clay Fill
Sand Fill
Placement of Geotexile filter fabric
Placement of underlayer rock
Placement of armour layer rock

Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from, and inspect the
bidding documents at the office of:

Ministry of Public Works and Communication,
Sea and River Defence Division,
Project Execution Unit
1 Water Street, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana.
Tel: 592-226-5860
Fax: 595-226-3611

Each set of bidding documents may be uplifted by any interested bidder from
December 29, 2005 upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Guyana $10.000.
or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency. by a bank draft payable to The
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works :nd Communication.

In accordance with the Instructions to Bidders in the bidding documents, all bids
must be accompanied by a Bid Security (from a Bank only) of not less than one
percent (1%) of the Bid Price. The closing date for submission of the bids is
January 17. 2006. In accordance with the Instructions to Bidders in the bidding
documents, all bids must be addressed to:

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

and placed in the Tender 13ox at the Central Tender Ioard. Ministry of l1inance not
later than 09-00 hours on the closing date. Late bids \\x1i not be accepted I ids \\ill
be opened immediately after 09:00 hours on the closing date at the Miniltrx of
IFinance in the presence of the bidders' representatives \\ho choose to attend the bid

The LEmploy cr reserves the right to accept or reject ani bid. and to annul the bidding
process and reject all bids. at am time prior to a \\ard ol the Contllct \e illthot theicbh
incurring anm liability, to the affected bidder or bidders

Balraj Bairam
Permanent Secretany,
Ministry of Public Works and Communication.
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12/30/2005, 7.12 PM


ONE understands an emer-
gencyasanunfreseensit he Dentist Advises
ation that requires immedi-
ate action. In dentistry as invi s
medicine, pain and infection
are often emergencies in every sense of the word. Since these emergencies may develop
from seemingly ordinary circumstances, the control of pain and infection will be discussed
from the routine as well as from the emergency standpoint.
Pain of the emergency nature is more likely to occur in the dental practice as a result of infec-
tions, trauma, and temporomandibular (jaw) joint or occlusal (biting) disorders. Obviously, the first
consideration in pain control is to eliminate the cause of discomfort and institute indicated local
and systemic therapeutic measures. Analgesics (pain killers) are then employed to alleviate pain
until the direct treatment has eliminated the cause.
Whenever the dentist considers prescribing an analgesic, he recalls certain clinically significant
factors about pain itself. One of the most important considerations here is the psychological as-
pects of pain.
A basic regard in selecting a pain killer for any particular case is to match the potency of the
analgesic against the severity of the pain. In this respect, one must never lose sight of the fact that
the psychological makeup of the patient is an extremely important factor in the selection of the
proper analgesic.
Pain has two components: perception and reaction. Healthy individuals appear to have essen-
tially the same capacity to perceive pain, but their reaction to what they may perceive may vary
widely. Discomfort that may require no drug in one patient may require aspirin in another, and
even codeine, meperidine, or morphine in others. Therefore for a dentist, having relative knowledge
of his patient is of considerable value.
Predisposition towards a greater reaction to pain has been said to be associated with patients
with one or more of the following characteristics: (1) emotional instability, (2) fatigue (3) youth (4)
female sex and (5) fear and apprehension. It is well known that many individuals will obtain greater
benefit from an analgesic if they expect it to be effective or if they have found it to be effective in
the past. The clinician should assert his confidence that a particular agent will give prompt relief.
The confidence the patient has in his dentist will then be conveyed to the drug.
Mild to moderate pain of dental origin can usually be controlled by aspirin (200 mg every four
hours). A similar dose of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen should be equally effective. These
drugs provide an additional antipyretic (eliminating fever) effect. Acetaminophen is particularly
useful in cases of allergy to aspirin and where gastrointestinal bleeding problems contraindicate the
use of aspirin.
Strong pain killers include Talwin, Pentacine HCL, Demerol and morphine sulfate.
These drugs, however, all have adverse potentialities and side effects. One must therefore
always consider whether or not taking a strong painkiller is worth it bearing in mind the
side effects. So while no one obviously likes pain, special effort should be taken to avoid it
by preventing tooth decay, etc.


Sunday.Chronicle January 1, 2006

Former magistrate

Albert Baldeo won case

against GNCB

Bank guilty of unilaterally increasing interest on mortgage

By George Barclay

IN 1992, High Court Judge
Lennox Perry found the
Guyana National Coopera-
tive Bank, guilty of unilater-
ally increasing the interest
rate on a mortgage relating
to former magistrate Albert
Baldeo without notification.
This finding was the result
of a hearing of an originating
summons filed by Baldeo
against GNCB challenging the
authority of the Bank to in-
crease his 17V2 per cent interest .
and capital sum without notify-
ing him of their intention.
As a consequence of the
judge's findings, the Bank was
told that the capital sum and
rate of interest cannot be inter-
fered, since they referred to a
judgment between the two par-
In the particular case, the
former magistrate had filed an
originating summons under Or-
der 42 of the High Court Rules,
seeking an interpretation of the
provisions of mortgage deed ex-
ecuted by him in favour of the
Guyana Cooperative Bank -
Mortgage Deed No. 168 of
1989, with particular reference
to the capital sum as well as the
rate of interest.
Baldeo had claimed that the
variation of the capital sum due
under the mortgage deed is ul-
tra vires, null and void, and ar-
gued that the Bank can only le-
gally charge an interest rate of
17 ,2 per centum per annum on
the capital sum borrowed by
him under the said deed.
In the alternative, the appli-
cant sought an interpretation of
the Rate of Interest (Amend-
ment) Order 1989 made under
Section 6 of the Rate of Inter-
est Act, No. 13 of 1979.
In his affidavit in support
of his summons which is
dated June 8, 1990, the appli-
cant, who is an attorney-at-
law, said that on March 8,
1989, he had bought sub-lot
lettered 'E' being part of lot
215 South Street, Lacytown,,
for $2, 400, 000.00 from one
Abdul Yassin and another
person, and executed a mort-
'gage on the said property in
favour of the respondents for
two million one hundred
thousand dollars.
The applicant was contend-
ing that it was an expressed
term of the said mortgage deed
that he is only obliged to pay
the respondents interest at the
rate of 17 V2 per centum per an-
In his judgment, Justice
Perry said that it would seem
what transpired was that the re-
spondents had unilaterally in-
"crascd the rate of interest on
the said mortgage. Objection, he
said. was raised by the appli-
cant to such an increase particu-
larly on the ground that that he
received no notice either of such
increase from the respondents,
or that the interest rate was be-
ing calculated on an accruing
day-to-day basis.
Judge Perry pointed out
that on March 31. 1989, an or-
dei was made under the Rale of
Interest Act, No. 13 of 1979 -
the rate of interest (Amend-
,:nmip Order .191,- by the
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Minister of Finance with re-
spect to certain other banking
institutions, giving them the
right to increase existing rates of
interest to an amount not ex-
ceeding 25 per centum per an-
num in respect of commercial
loans and 20 per centum per
annum in respect of domestic
According to the judge, it
was the contention of the appli-
cant that the Order had no ret-
roactive effect and as his mort-
gage deed existed before the Isr
of April, 1989, the date from
which such rates of interest be-
came subject to such increases,
his rate of interest should not be
affected. From the commence-
ment of the mortgage, the appli-
cant was required to pay five
monthly installments at
$22,271,60, but the respondents
have since increased such pay-
ments to $31,430.00 per month
which sums he will still pay and
with interest to which he has
never been in arrears, having
paid up for the year, 1990, the
judge emphasised.
According to the judge, fur-
ther on April 9, 1990, the ap-
plicant received a statement
from the respondents which in-
dicated that the capital sum had
been increased from $2, 120,
834.86 to $2, 546, 756.11. He
enquired from the respondents
the reason for the increase and
was told by them that they had
arbitrarily increased both the
capital sum and the rate of in-
The applicant objected on
the ground that he was given no
notice of such increase.
On the other hand, the re-
spondents say that there was no
obligation on their part to give
such notice either orally or in
Justice Perry's judgment
went on to say, "The
applicant's rate of interest
was increased from 171/2 per
centum per annum to 30 per
centum per annum, which is
above the rate of interest
stipulated in the Rate of In-
terest (Amendment) Order of
1989 which had increased the
maximum rate of interest
with respect to domestic loans
to 20 per centum per annum.
The applicant's mortgage
seems to fall under the head of'
a domestic mortgage. The capi-
tal sum was also increased even
though the applicant had been
paying under the deed.
Justice Perry added "This
action on the part of the re-
spondents, the applicant says
has created great hardship on
him since also the municipal
rates and insurance charges on
the property were also in-
creased. The applicant consid-
ers the action of the respon-
dents to be illegal and unconsti-
tutional ultra vires the Rate of
Interest Act 1979 and the 1989
Order by which the maximum
rate of interest that should be
charged was fixed at 20 per
centum per annum.
"The respondents in their
affidavit in answer filed on Sep-
tember 17. 1990. contend that
the iloliogagc dCed pI
vided for 'such interest linii
calculated as accruing front day- '!They also contend that

they are exempted from the or-
der mentioned by the applicant
by virtue of Section 6 of the
Rae of Interest Act, 1979 or in
the alternative that they are
governed by Section 42 of the
1989 order", the judge declared.
He also referred to the
amended affidavit in answer,
filed by the respondents dated
October 23, 1990, in which it is
stated by them that the appli-
cant had signed a promissory
note dated March 28, 1989, in
favour of the bank.
They contend that by the
said promissory note, the par-
ties had impliedly and by oral
discussions and negotiations,
agreed to alter, add and / or vary
the terms of the mortgage.
The judge added, "It is dif-
ficult for this court to accept
that a responsible institution like
a bank would leave to be implied
such an important conditions in
a mortgage deed as the rate of
interest or the capitalisation of
such interest.
"I am satisfied that this was
never the case. The promissory
note clearly sets out all the
terms and conditions of the loan
and it is difficult for the court
to imply any other conditions.
Senior Counsel Mr. Ashton
Chase had appeared for the ap-
plicant, while Mr. Peter Britton,
S.C. represented the Bank.
Judge Perry had said that
having regard to the circum-
stances of this case and the facts
which he sought to outline, and
taking into consideration the
law as it relates, "I have con-
cluded that the loan taken by
the applicant was merged into
the mortgage which was subse-
quently executed. The loan as
represented by the promissory
was in my view, merely given
as bridging finance. Thereafter,
the promissory note ceased to
exist and should have been de-
stroyed after the mortgage was
executed between the parties".
"In other words the capital
sum and rate of interest cannot
be interfered with, since they
represent a judgment between
the parties. I further hold that
even if is not expressly stated
in the mortgage deed, any inten-
tion to increase or decrease the
rate of interest or to in any way
change any of the provisions of
the mortgage, should be notified
to the mortgager in writing so as
to give him an opportunity to
decide whether or not he wants
to continue the mortgage or to
pay off the judgment or debt
and have the mortgage cancelled.
This is my interpretation of the
mortgage deed requested under
(a) of the originating summons.
"In the result I hold that
the change of the capital sum
by the respondents (the
Bank) is ultra vires null and
void and is wrong. I further
hold that the respondents can
only legally charge the rate
of interest set out in the
mortgage deed in the absence
of any agreement between
the parties in which case the
mortgage deed would have to
be amended or a new mort-
gage deed executed between
tihi parties Ie" ( judge said ias
he entered judgment in
Ilivoiur of the former magis-
trate, Mli Albert Bulleo.


SARIES Every now and then, the universe gives us each a run of good luck.
Yours is starting now, just in time to make 2006 a year to remember. Since it's
officially your turn, don't waste one single minute even if you did overdo it
just a touch last night and sleeping until suppertime sounds like a plan. It's
going to be your kind of year exciting, intense and action-packed so come
on! Think of your reputation. Give yourself until 10 a.m. 10:30 at the latest -
then get the show on the.road.

TAURUS Someone new and interesting who 'can help you pull a rabbit out
of a hat, financially speaking, is about to make contact with you and since
It's New Year's Day, this certainly does bode well for 2006, doesn't it? Check it
out with a trusted advisor tomorrow, but if it all looks good, don't question
it. Until you've got all your facts straight, though, keep the details entirely
secret. Once you're absolutely sure it's all good, though, share it with the people
you love.

GEMINI Other than finding a brand-new shortcut that will save you three or
four minutes in the middle of rush hour, what you love more than anything is
Getting the whole gang together. That goes double since, although it's New
Year's, it's still technically a school ntght7,and y~u all Know perfectly well that
you really shouldn't do this. Oh, well. Accept the fact that you'll be yawning by
10 a.m. Share that new shortcut with your cohorts, however, and at least you'll
all be able to give the snooze button one extra whack.

CANCER Love, love, love and love oh, and romance, too. Plenty of it. While
'%* 2006, like any other year, will keep you busy with the usual assortment of ups
, and downs, surprise and routine, you can also expect your favorite state of
"affairs to keep you the busiest: the affection, attention and respect of those
S you love. Of course, it's exactly what you deserve. You've been passing it out,
and it's your turn to receive your fair share in return. It starts today. Happy New
Year! Get up early and start passing out hugs.


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LEO Anyone who's known you for more than one evening say the last one,
for example will most certainly vouch for your reputation as the undisputed
life of the party of any party. Of course, since you undoubtedly went all out to
prove that to your audience until long after the midnight hour, you may be a
bit tired. Yep, even you. Better squeeze in a powernap, though. A loved one
has quite the New Year's surprise waiting, and you'll want to be conscious to
enjoy it. (Hopefully, you refrigerated the mistletoe?)

VIRGO If you managed to do what next to no one else was probably able to
do last night celebrate the New Year with moderation try not to gloat. That
goes double when you catch your first glimpse of your partner or those of your
friends who fell asleep on the couch or the recliner and didn't move one muscle
all night long. Tiptoeing would be nice, and making coffee would be better,
especially since the heavens will put you in an especially benevolent mood. Oh,
and as a special favour, please don't go jogging at 6 a.m., okay? Even if that's
really late for you, be merciful..

LIBRA You're feeling a bit torn now between being responsible and dutiful,
as per usual, and taking care of business. Between doing what you know you
should do, that is, and instead doing what you want to do. If you give in to
your own needs, you'll shock and amaze the masses not your usual style. But
then, isn't it high time you did just that? It's New Year's, and time for some-
thing along the lines of great big changes. Do it to it.

SCORPIO It will start today, but it will last for at least the rest of 2006, so get
used to it, and be sure you keep a careful eye on how you use this newly ac-
quired superpower. An (increased) ability to charmingly, elegantly wield words
as weapons subtle, irresistible weapons that won't even pinch the person you're
'assaulting' with a smile begins now. No matter how long the unofficial War
has been going on, go easy on them. You know you're in charge when it comes
to intellectual superiority and shrewdness. There's nothing to prove except

SAGITTARIUS If anyone loves holidays, it's you. Your fondness for partying,
getting together with friends, family and new people with interesting accents
and even more interesting stories is legendary as is your ability to keep up
when it comes to be just as entertaining. Go out tonight. That's an order!
But make sure you've got either a designated driver or a cab driver who's
ready to drop everything for that big tip you promised (so what else is new?).

CAPRICORN Isn't it odd how a casual friend or acquaintance can catch your
eye one day, the two of you start talking, and suddenly you realise exactly how
much you have in common. How could you possibly have known them this
long and never noticed? Simple: It just wasn't the right time, and nothing ever
happens until the universe has decided that it's supposed to not until all
conditions are right. If you're attached, not to worry: it seems that those em-
bers are about to turn into a bonfire.

AQUARIUS Relallonships are a wonderful surprise, whether they come along
for platonic, professional or romantic reasons. Someone new, unusual and quite
rebellious your absolute favorite is probably the type of person you should
expect. As usual, by the way, running into this person under a highly unusual
situation is also what you should expect and of course, this will make the
encounter even more appealing to you. The heavens obviously arranged for you
two to meet.

PISCES love, attraction and all kinds of interesting encounters are in the
I air and while, given your druthers, you'd rather be hiding out, once you
S run into this new person or persons, you'll be more than game to stay out
.there In the srnlkih! and keep Qettino to '.neow them. Basically, whatever
S 7 you'd never expect Is exactly what's on your agenda. Instead of pouting be-
cause you'd rather be behind closed doors watching television, enjoy the
company of your new companion.
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Sunday Chronicle January 1, 2006


TODAY is the
first day of the
New Year and
we will appropriately
commence a new series
of TVA columns with
those things which you
must consider before
acquiring a pet.
It has been said that
mankind is'being divided into
two categories those who love

dogs and those whd love cats.
Well, whether you prefer the
gratitude-showing, devoted tail-
wagger or the independent,
aloof feline with its quiet grace
and mysterious charm, there are
certain common activities that
you as owner/caregiver must
carry out if the pet is to be
All children love animals!
Whether it is a child at
Kabakaburi with his pet
monkey or parrot or the little

A %%hippel wears Christmas deer antlers al an
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2005. REUTERS/Ivan Chernichkin

city girl who has just acquired
a live ball of fur and fun.
All animals require love
unconditionally and infinitely.
However, love alone will not
keep the pet healthy and the
owner happy. Care for your pet
is a huge responsibility.
Affection isn't enough. You
need some degree of 'know-
So, when we are talking
about your choice of pet, right
away let me advise you that
although most animals can
become pets to a lesser or
larger degree, one should shy
away from keeping those
'exotic' animals as pets about
which one knows very little.
For example, one would
have to know a lot about
physiology and behavioral and
dietary habits of snakes before
the latter can be kept as pets.
In fact, much debate can be
generated as to whether
monkevs or birds (macaws.'tI el; I r kc Lr h''iiuld he
lcpi .,..1 _'1.

.'ri P.,lle\ llll0e llll the clink
',ih jll .-,rl lI pih le duc
In, p-."..r Idlil'. It lnf .-ind
pai'.i,.ii', in her un i >:'oi ie>1
le Jher.
Pool .lack' the l Inke",
I l .I i'a I ni r.11 lt 1in e ll,
mil I-ihle .u. I aI ,idl%'. C I ihe .- ratlh
of ln iuo rnet ,'.lic. oInl, .i uple
I("nl iu a-ic O r t irunL hi nl anii.
cile The bell irou.nd lackI o'
\ ial I licd tl hiei rand.l the
chain i, inae ;holnier
And Baibi' the dker
irj'. ariabl\ sUCcuilb lbsh :' a i. nol caririn; loi ,oiur
petl ihaii i torture.
Not.. I li'. I I L t ur miiore
Liiloll n petl'
The 'ilualon here is al',
clear It .,.Lu f r e\ iple. l ..
jin allei '., to fur. .i can i Keep
cart. hec.iue hc .are largel

house animals and will shed hair
in those places where the best
pointer broom or vacuum
cleaner will not reach.
And if you wish to keep a
dog, do you have enough yard
space for its kennel and its
In fact, one of your
decisions is whether you will
choose to keep a cat or a dog,
because even though they are
both four-footed and furry -
that's the end of the
similarity. You'd better
recognize this at once.
A dog craves your attention
and affection; he will fawn over
you and his tail is the
barometer expressing his
A cat, on the other hand
doesn't even remotely consider
the need to please you. She is
individualistic, and full of

d Jog is a mi\er' .\ 11i i, a
So, as a potential caretaker
of a canine or feline ward you
have to decide whether you
want a dog because of its
responsiveness to you, or
whether your personality refers
the more subtle signs of

f.tection of :c cat.
Be sure you don't iake intdi:
your f.inil a cat that you v i.h
to act like a dog or vice vel :.i
No such animals exist.
Next week, we will deal,;
with specific facts that must .
be considered before one
adopts a companion animal.

Please implement disease preventative
measures (vaccinations, routine dewormings,
monthly anti-Heartworm medication, etc) and
adopt-a-pet from the GSPCA's Animal Clinic
and Shelter at Robb Street and Orange Walk, if
you have the wherewithal to care well for the
animals. Do not stray your unwanted pets, take
them to the GSPCA Clinic and Shelter instead.
If you see anyone being cruel to an animal, get ',
in touch with the Clinic and Shelter by calling

PUPPIES as newly-born as 2006. -


SCookery Corner

S Welcome to the 380th edition of
S"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
Sf lips on cooking in Guyana.

bananas, ripe Peel banana. Place in baking dish Brush well
I' teaspoons buter with buner. Pour half the curr sauce o\er the
3 ozsbrimps banana. Bake in moderate o.en 10 15 minutes.
3.4 cup white rice cooked Cook shrimps in remaining curry sauce. Add
3 cups INDI Curry Powder sauce see below: seasoning and scr\e w ith the banana on a bed of
2 cups chicken broth hot rice.
I/3 cup coconut milk
I tablespoon NDI Curry Powder Curry SauFe:
Combine broth, coconut milk and INDI Curry
I stalk escallion Powder. Heat while stirring until sauce bubbles

I green pepper
'2 cup tomatoes diced

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Mozambique Fiery Shrimp Curry (Peri Peri Kari)

I' pounds large shrimp. det eined and peeled
%ith the tail left on
I teaspoon IrDI Curry Powder
I tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoon unsalted buster or peanut odi
2 teaspoons minced garlic
I small 13 ounce I red onion. peeled and minced
2 teaspoons pen-pen paste isee recipe below I
2 medium-size rpe tomatoes, minced or pureed
'tth skin
2 teaspoon thyme
' teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
2 teaspoons paprika
'.3 cup chicken broth or water
Salt to taste

Makes 1/3
, cup slice
about 10.
2 teaspoon

In a bowl. to;s the shrimp with LVDI Curry Poider a!s
lemon juice and -et aside Heat I tablespoon oftheborte
in a large saure pan o'er high hea until hot. 'Add 4t
garlic and the shrimp toss and str until ihey tun pu
and cut up. about 2 minutes. Remove the shritip i
bowl Add the remaninig butter to the pan aloog vKiih
onions Reduce the heat to medium-high arid coot
stirring, until the onions are soft and begin tobro
about -4 minutes Snr in the pen-peri paste, tot
lemon thyme. parsley, paprka aIbd the broth. CookR
the tomatoes are sotl and the sauce has thickened, a
minutes. Return the shnmp to the sauce and oool

and add salt to taste. Serve 'oer plain cootkil
Ser 's 4
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d fresh hot red lor green) chiles, pfodcssorand process unLil TA ).
ic lopangschilte a powit. If you are using ,.c'a
I tomato paste completely ground whichi'a cca

I teaspoon lemon aest
I teaspoon ground cumin or cumin seeds

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The National Parks CommissionlZoological Park is inviting expressions of
interest from suitably qualified persons for the design and construction of -..
a Harpy Eagle Flight Cage. Such persons are requested to register with the
GuyanaZoo no laterthan the 10" January 2006.

On the 13" January 2006, all registered persons will undertake a
familiarization exercise at the Zoo, including a seminar and presentation
on the Harpy Eagle (Harpia haroiar), followed by a site visit of the
designated area. All relevant information will be provided that will assist in
the assignment.

Registered individuals will be advised of the agenda in due course.

For further information please contact the Guyana Zoological Park:

Mr. Peter Khatoo (Manager) 225-9093 e;iable Yalors Lowes~~t
Ms. Shireen Ganga (Deputy Manager)- 225-9142 I Luacity g ? S1

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The Ministry of Health invites applications for the following vacancies: .V A C A N C Y
Instructor 1
Carpentry/Joinery .
Requirements: The Ministry of Health invites applications for the following vacancy:
Part 11 of City & Guilds/Goverment Technical Education Examination Craft Course Head, Drug Control Authority
in addition to five (5) years post qualification experience. Requirements:

Instructor 1 A Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent qualification plus a minimum
of eight (8) years' pharmaceutical and administrative experience, at least five (5) of
Information Technology which must be at a senior administrative level in a pharmaceutical department/institution.
Requireme : Teaching experience in clinical pharmacology will be an asset.
Diploma in Computer Science from a recognized University plus three (3) y ears
post qualification experience. A Diploma in Pharmacy along with the Health Service Management Certificate with
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Instructof which must be at a senior administrative level in a pharmaceutical department/
Instructor 1 institution. Teaching experience in clinical pharmacology will be an asset.
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Trained Teacher s Cen ilicate from C rll Pouer College of E dicaiion \. i ot l oll! inI qualification, plus a minimum of eight (8) years' relevant experience, at least five (5)
.-Home M[anagc'mcnti Grameni C('on.sruction or oiler relaed areas -. hl at Ieal thrc I- years of which must be at a senior administrative level in a pharmaceutical department/
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TiThe ull lime iinstrtciors \'. ill be paid a basic salary\ in additional t an alloJi aceOR
|of '21 I (1(1 II per micith An Associate of Science Degree in Phamnacy from the University of Guyana along with
a Diploma in Public Administration or equivalent qualification, plus a minimum of eight
The pan tIllne In iructor i ill be paid at the rjte oI I i per hc ir (8) years' relevant experience, at least live (5) years of which must be at a senior
administrative level in a pharmaceutical department/institution. Teaching experience in
The stcces;il'l applicants should bk p'iaent and seinsi, c iC.'. :rds people ". iII clinical pharmacology will be an asset.
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Public Service Commission
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