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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Copyright Guyana National Newspaper Ltd. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
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Georgetown yesterday afternoon on a dressed-up horse cart festooned with yellow and white balloons, simulating the horse and carriage of ancient
times. The trusted steed and its appropriately attired handler ferried the blushing bride and handsome groom from the St. George's Cathedral where
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farmers get aid cheques

FLOOD waters in the
riverain communities have
not receded significantly as
heavy downpours persisted
over the past few days and
farms and residential plots
are still swamped, officials
said yesterday.
The mainly agricultural re-
gion has been the worst hit since
the onset of heavy rains last
month and Head of the Civil
Defence Commission (CDC),
Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup told
the Sunday Chronicle yesterday
that water levels remain basically
the same.
However, schools have re-
mained open and joint CDC,
United Nations International
Children's Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) and Ministry of
Health teams which visited

some affected areas recently,
found nothing unusual in the
outbreak of water-borne and
other diseases, he said.
Potable water is being sup-
plied continually and so far,
Ramsarup said he has had no re-
ports of any difficulty with wa-
ter supplies in the affected
In the meantime, most of
the stricken residents have re-
ceived their flood relief assis-
tance cheques to the tune of
$100,000 per family and the
special assistance package to
rice farmers has begun.
Chairman of the Mahaicony
Neighborhood Democratic
Council (NDC), Mr
Bindrahbhan Bisnauth, told the
Sunday Chronicle that most of
the residents are satisfied with
the response of the government

and other agencies to their
He said though that he had
never before seen such torren-
tial rains in Mahaicony.
"I used to work in the bush
(hinterland) and the boys used
to tell me about 'Tiger Rain' (ex-
tremely heavy downpours)
which I witnessed there. And the
rain we had in Mahaicony is
definitely 'Tiger Rain'," he re-
He confirmed that there
have been no serious health
problems or outbreaks of dis-
eases so far, except for some
itching of the skin and a few
cases of high temperature.
However, he said there have
been some casualties among live-
stock, mainly newly-born
calves, kids and lambs.
Wheat middling has been

supplied to the communities to
augment food supplies for
threatened livestock, he said
Bisnauth reported that the
level of the Mahaicony River
has gone down about six inches
but said that in the empoldered
areas, the water level has risen
by about two-and-a-half to
three inches and the flow of wa-
ter is slow even though a pump
is in operation continuously at
the Abary end.
He estimates that the flood
water in Mahaicony could re-
cede completely in about two-
and-a-half weeks if the rain
Chairman of the Upper
Mahaica Farmers Development
Group, Mr Ramesh Shibsahai
echoed the comments by
Bisnauth and reported casualties
among young livestock.
He also said there have been
cases of itching among cattle in
his area.
Heavy rains during Friday
night resulted in water levels ris
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worries over

THE number of deportees
from the United States is in-
creasing and it is widely be-
lieved that this has impacted
on the crime level, particu-
larly some specific forms of
criminal activity, a top gov-
ernment spokesman has said.
However, Head of the
Presidential Secretariat, Dr
Roger Luncheon, has assured
that the government is deter-
mined to ensure there is an "all
encompassing monitoring" of
deportees, and in this regard ad-
ditional resources are being de-
At his weekly post-Cabinet
news briefing Thursday, he
pointed out that efforts have
been so far unsuccessful in per-
suading the U.S. Administration
to agree to deportees having ac-
cess to benefits they were en-
joying there in the country to
which they have been deported.
He added that Guyana is
not the only country faced with
this problem as many of its
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM) counterparts also
face a similar situation.
Foreign Minister Dr Rudy
Insanally has said that the re-
integration of deportees has

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Guyana Government given the
limited resources available.
The issue has been con-
stantly raised at several interna-
tional fora, Insanally said re-
cently, adding that he mentioned
it when he met U.S. Secretary of
State, Ms Condoleezza Rice at
an Organisaton of American
States (OAS) meeting in Florida
last year.
The Foreign Minister noted
too that President Bharrat
Jagdeo also raised it with U.S.
President George Bush during
the Fourth Summit of the Ameri-
cas in Argentina, highlighting the
effect of crime on development
and employment.
Insanally recalled that the
proliferation of Guyanese
deportees from the U.S. to
Guyana sparked the linking of a
Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) between the U.S. and
Guyana governments providing
for a procedural framework for
the return of citizens.
However, he observed that
while the MOU has provided a
procedural basis, it lacks a per-
tinent facet of providing.assis-
tance for the reintegration of the
deportees into the Guyanese so-
He said it merely provided
for the conditions under which
citizens convicted of crimes
would be deported to Guyana.
He added that it did not pro-
vide for assistance to the govern-
ment in reintegrating those per-
sons in the society.
The Police last week re-
ported that 199 more
Guyanese have been deported
here after being convicted in
the U.S. on criminal charges,
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Mahaicony flood

waters still ...

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ing, Shibsahai said, and es-
timates that water levels could
normalise in about three weeks
if there is a break in the weather.
Chairman of Region Five
(Mahaica/Berbice), Mr
Harrinarine Balde, also confirmed
that water levels have not changed
significantly but efforts are con-
tinuing to get relief supplies to the
affected communities.
Leptospirosis, the disease
which killed 15 persons during
the devastating January floods
last year, has arisen again this
rainy season and Health Minis-
ter Dr Leslie Ramsammy on
Friday issued an advisory for
citizens along the coast to take
prophylactic doses of doxycy-
cline to prevent infection.
"This is a dangerous dis-
ease," Ramsammy told report-
ers when he announced that of
the 12 cases placed on the High
Index of Suspicion for
Letospirosis since November,
one man from the East Coast
Demerara and another from the
East Bank Demerara have been
diagnosed as having the disease.
While only two of the cases
have been tested positive, he
said specimens of all 12 cases
are being sent overseas for fur-
ther conformity tests and the
ministry is buying 50 more
rapid test kits to double the
number it already has.
Infected animals such as
dogs, cows and pigs and yard
rats pass Leptospirosis-causing
bacteria in their urine and
people get the disease when
they come into contact with
fresh water, wet soil, or vegeta-
tion that has been contaminated
by the urine of infected animals.
The Health Ministry has
provided all government health
facilities with the doxycycline
tablets, and all persons over age
eight years old are advised to
take one dose of the medication
immediately and the second
dose five days later.
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not recommended for pregnant
women and ch idren under age
eight and they will be treated
under the guidance of a medical
doctor or medex.
Ramsammy said residents
along the East Coast Demerara,
Georgetown, East Bank
Demerara and East Bank
Essequibo, where the current
cases of suspected Leptospiro-
sis have emerged, are especially
advised to take the medication.
He said all children should
be kept out of floodwaters and
should be rigorously monitored
for any signs of fever, body
pains and headaches.
Those who come into
contact with floodwaters are
encouraged to clean their
skin with water and bleach. If
persons must go into the wa-
ter, they are advised to use
protective gear, such as rub-
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The ministry, in its weekly
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virus, said the National Commit-
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continues to implement compo-
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"The sub-committee on
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as a preventative measure for
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Mecca hostel collapse

elicits rare media criticism

RIYADH, (Reuters) The
deaths of 76 people in a Mus-
lim pilgrims' hostel in Mecca
before the annual haj elicited
a rare flurry of media criti-
cism of Saudi authorities yes-
"Yet another building has
collapsed, and with each one the
bad management, bad supervi-
sion, and nonchalance of the
concerned authorities are re-
vealed," columnist Abdul-
Rahman Al-Rashed wrote in the
main Saudi daily Ashraq al-
Deadly stampedes, attacks
by Islamist militants or the pos-
sibility that a dangerous virus
could spread through the crowds
like wildfire have been the main
worries of Saudi organizers of
this year's pilgrimage.
So the collapse of the hos-
tel, which was only 30 years
old, during the mid-day bustle
of a narrow market street on
Thursday in the Muslim holy
city of Mecca took authorities
by surprise.
The accident occurred as
hundreds of thousands of pil-
grims crammed into the moun-
tain city where Islam was born
for today's start of the five-day
The collapse was embar-
rassing for Saudi Arabia, whose
reputation among Islamic coun-
tries rests to a large extent on
its ability to host 2.5 million haj
pilgrims annually.
Officials initially put the

number of dead at 15, but as
rescue workers cleared the
rubble on Friday, the figure shot
An Interior Ministry offi-
cial, who said it was still not
clear what caused the collapse,
told angry journalists the hos-
tel had been licensed by the In-
dustry and Trade Ministry.
"The state is pumping mil-
lions into the haj and honest
businessmen are sticking to

rules, but some who look for
quick gain embarrass the coun-
try before the international
community," wrote Abdel-Aziz
Al-Jarallah in the daily al-
The haj is a duty for every
able-bodied Muslim at least
once in a lifetime.
The pilgrimage has been
marred by other tragedies in re-
cent years. Some 250 pilgrims
died in a stampede in 2004 dur-

ing the stoning of three stone
pillars which symbolise the
This year health experts
warn the huge crowds could cre-
ate the conditions in which a
pandemic strain of bird flu
The authorities, also
wary of any militant attacks
by al Qaeda supporters, have
deployed a record 60,000 se-
curity men.

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BRUSSELS IRruteri I he '.iinc laiil, in 1 i ijinnlle il.Ial
strain of bird flu ihau caused dJii'cin rie.Ir Ti.ur.cI, bh rdcji
a recent outbreak in Turkes .r AlilTenuj h.i .c nr Jdi..
is the deadly H51N t pr. rcon- Iiil hlird flu D[,II ..I. are lrei-
firming the spread ol' the in; nirc than 211 oticr pe-.pi
killer virus lo I-uropre' outer ir.i, l' ,iin 1cr- p,:Li.ed

fringes, the Europea:n C'om-n
mission said .eslerda\.
"The Lrop: l .iln C. .-lll 'i l- ji >i
has been intlhrnlled ItIIJI h:l' r'-
sults from the El.i ljbhor.air,
Weybridge ... confirmed that the
avian influenza virus, which has
recently caused an outbreak in
poultry in eastern Turkey, is a
high pathogenic type H5N1," it
said in a statement.
Three children from the

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) Un-
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doctors say
By Mall Spetalnick

JERUSALEM iReutersi The latest scan of Israeli Prime
Nlinisler Ariel Sharon's brain showed slight inpro\ement
in his condition eslerda. but his life remained in danger
three dais after he suffered a massive stroke, doctors said.
Shlomroi hlr-Yi:ef directhri of lerusalem's Hada-sah hos-
pial, aiJd the 77.-ear-, leader as iill critical but tijble af-
teremergenLc urgerr\ staunched blkeding in his brain
"Ve iS human begin. are optlnu[.iic." he ti,.ld reporters in a
news c,.,nilrence bro.'adcii hi\ c hr-iughoul the Jec. iIh tatei "But
I cannot say that the prime minister has come out of danger ...
there are very slight signs of improvement."
Mor-Yosef said a decision on when to try to awaken Sharon,
who was in a medically induced coma, would be taken this morn-
ing and only then would doctors be able to assess how much
damage he suffered from Wednesday's stroke.
Results of the latest scan stirred cautious optimism in the
Israeli media, but outside experts have said the prognosis for
Sharon remains bleak given the haenorrhaging that led Ii his five-
hour operation on Friday.
The medical consensus is that if Sharon survives it is ex-
tremely unlikely he will ever return to political life.
The death or incapacitation of Sharon, who raised peace
hopes by pulling Israeli settlers and troops out of Gaza in Sep-
tember to end 38 years of military rule, would create a huge
vacuum in Israeli politics and the Middle East peace process.
An initial post-surgical brain scan on Friday had shown that
the operation succeeded in t.iuncline' the bleeding and reducing
intense cranidl pressure
Shlar,"n underienii a nei. computerised scan yesterday that
IMor-Y.Oset f.iid ',h,'. ed i elhiig caused bi fluid build-up in the
briin had deciea'ed and pre4iire had returned to normal.
But an :nfficiaj deremnr.itna on S'hauiron' chances for recov-
er:, ''.a expected .onl% after doctors ne an him off drugs that
ha.e kept hlni sedated and oin a respiraior
F-romn Jerusalem o naggogue. i% here the .lek ish Sabbath was
bein- observed io Tel 1 i beach cafes .here \ouths carried surf-
boards under their arms. kiaehlI aniioush fol tlowed the ex-
general" Lfate
"We're all prj% ing for him He is a giant of our nation," said
Jonathan Eilat. -47. rearing a pra\ er sha I at Jerusalem's West-
ern Wall, the holiest site of Jewish worship.
Sharon's two sons maintained a vigil at his bedside. A four-
year-old Israeli b:.'\ arrived at the hospital with his family car-
rying a hand-drawn gei-\ kell card for the prime minister.
World leaders pledged support for Sharon's deputy, Ehud
Olmert, named acting prime minister.

Sharon's operation on Friday was his third since he was
rushed to hospital on Wednesday.
"There is always damage in cases like these. We have to wait
to see how he will react when we lessen the dosage of the medi-
cations that are keeping him sedated," neurosurgeon Felix
Umansky told reporters late on Friday.
Throughout the Jewish state, radios were tuned to news
broadcasts for any scrap of new information on Sharon, who
dominated Israeli politics in recent years like no figure since
founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.
Stations played the national anthem and melancholy ballads
and psychologists were interviewed about the public's mood.
Sharon is reviled in the Arab world but increasingly seen by
the West as having opened up new prospects for peace. He suf-
fered his stroke at a crucial juncture as he was fighting for re-
election on a promise to end conflict with the Palestinians.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cancelled a trip to
Indonesia and Australia because of concerns over his condition
and the risk of another eruption of Middle East violence.
Political analysts said Israel's March 28 election, which
Sharon had been widely expected to win as head of the new
centrist Kadima party. would become an open race without him.
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belief he could take hold steps toward reconciliation owith the
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background as the archetypal hawk.
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6 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006




HAITIANS may be accustomed to the cycle of crises with
which they have been coping for survival under
successive military and civilian administrations after the
end of a quarter century of 'Duvalierist' dictatorship.
But they must be at a loss to understand why the
combined human and technical resources of the
international community cannot succeed in helping them
to re-establish a legitimate, constitutional government
almost two years after the forceful ousting from power
of President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Despite their miserable life in the oldest and poorest


nation in the western hemisphere, Haitians have been
commendably responding to arrangements to have
themselves legally registered to vote at new
parliamentary and presidential elections.
More than three million of them have registered only
to find that confusion, excuses, criticisms and more
criticisms on elections readiness are the order of the
day in a climate of political tension, violence and fear
that have contributed to four postponements of the
promised elections.
With a United Nations peace-keeping force of some
8000 military and police personnel mobilised across the
poverty-stricken nation, ransom kidnapping and a gun
culture continue unabated, while the interim regime in
Port-au-Prince, the Provisional Electoral Council, UN and
Organisation of American States engage in a pathetic
blame-shifting game over repeated failures to achieve
the required state of readiness for free and fair elections.
Latest development came last Friday with an
amusing call by the UN Security Council to the interim
government to ensure the elections take place not later
than February 7 when a new President is constitutionally
required to assume office.
It is amusing because the UN, like the governments
of the USA, Canada and France -partners in rushing
troops to Haiti to coincide with the ousting of Aristide
from power would have been fully aware of the
incompetence, infightings, violence and serious flaws in
the mechanisms and programmes that have combined
to affect the delivery of transparent free and fair elections.
Now faced with the constitutional deadline to have
a legitimate administration in place with a new President
inaugurated not later than February 7, we have the

scenario of the OAS refusing to accept the criticisms of
the Electoral Council for failing in the distribution
programme of voter ID cards.
At the same time, the UN peace-keeping force goes
on the defensive against charges over its failures to
ensure a more conducive law and order environment for
the conduct of elections.
Therefore, amid doubts about the credibility of
arrangements for the elections, the future for human
rights and democratic governance in Haiti remains quite
In all of this, CARICOM is hardly in a position now to
say or do anything that's new and meaningful, having
had its original initiative for political compromise, while
Aristide was still in office, suddenly rejected in
Washington in favour of military intervention to coincide
with the President's carefully orchestrated "resignation"
that remains an issue of controversy.

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Absent political will glaring

CARICOM weakness

Some affected projects

WITH half of single regional economy,
the number hopefully by 2008, make all the
0 f more necessary why our
committed member Community leaders should
engage in a critical
states on board for the assessment on the status of the
Caribbean Single 'Rose Hall Declaration', released
Market (CSM), this at Montego Bay two and a half
time of a new year may years ago, and now seemingly
gathering dust, if not missing
be appropriate for some from their files.
critical review of There is no point in
policies and projects
that continue to be
affected by a lack of
political will. a
In doing their own'
stocktaking, the Heads of -
Government of our
Caribbean Community
should remind themselves
of what went wrong in
follow-up action on
important issues like, for
instances, the promising
'Rose Hall Declaration' of
July 2003 on 'Regional
Governance and Integrated
Development'. Prime Minister Ralh Gonsah

As was to be expected,
regional media coverage this
past week has been dominated
by reports on the launch last
Sunday of the first phase of the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME), with
expectations of another half
dozen accessing the single
market within the next six
P problems being
encountered in the
process of readiness
Sfor the realisation of' a

lamenting failures to provide
the acknowledged need for more
relevant and effective
governance of the business of
CARICOM while some leaders
of the Community continue to
refine the art of foot-dragging in
the advancement of
recommendations to achieve
unanimously set common
FAILURES: For all their
talk, an outstanding example is
the. failure to have in place the

much touted CARICOM
Commission or other
mechanism with executive
authority to work along with
the Community Secretariat in
imaginatively and rigorously
pushing ahead policies and
programmes, knowing that time
is not on our side in dealing
with the international
The idea of a three-
member CARICOM
Commission first
surfaced in the 1992
'Time for Action' report
of The West Indian
Co m m i s s i o n
It was surprisingly
quickly torpedoed at a
meeting in Port-of-Spain
by some leaders who
allowed themselves the
luxury of speculating on
possible choices for the
Commission who they
did not favour.
Consequently, they
vacillated and then
dropped the ball. They
S have been offering
plenty of excuses for
delaying the process, even
after being presented in 2002
with a mandated 'Review of
the Structure and Functioning
of the Community

Then came the 'Rose Hall
Declaration on Regional
Governance and Integrated
Development' with creation of
the CARICOM Comnussion,
or some such mechanism, as a

key recommendation.
A Prime Ministerial Work
Group was established under
the chairmanship of Vincentian
Prime Minister Ralph
Gonsalves to pursue the 'Rose
Hall Declaration', assisted by
three committees comprising
some outstanding technocrats of
the region.
This Work Group has
not only failed to
have more than two
structured meetings. The entire
political directorate of the
Community appears to be
missing in action when it comes
to carrying forward the process
of "regional governance and
integrated development" as so
encouragingly articulated in the
'Rose Hall Declaration'.
A significant feature of
the debate on the
establishment of the
CARICOM Commission.
with an eye on how
Europe is faring with the
European Commission, has
been the issue of the political
correctness of CARICOM's
capability of achieving a
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy (CSME) while
remaining a "Community of
sovereign states".
The "sovereign states"
reaffirmation in the 'Rose Hall
Declaration' perpetuates the
scenario of member countries
continuing to throw up hurdles,
as expedient, that militate
against the march towards the
envisaged seamless regional
It is a goal that requires, in

the thinking of some well
known regional economists
and political scientists, the
pursuit of political integration.
But there is the rub. The lack
of political will for such a course
remains a glaring weakness of
CARICOM, now moving into
its 33rd year of existence.

That's why, for all
the rhetoric, the Caribbean
Court of Justice (CCJ) was
inaugurated last year as the

court of last resort for just
two CARICOM states, with
a few having lingering
concerns about its original
jurisdiction in resolving
disputes in the functioning of
the CSME.
absence of that
political will also
explain why so
many member countries are
still pitifully clutching on to
Britain's Privy Council and
marching to the drum of an old-
style monarchical governance
system in this first decade of
the 21st century, instead of
moving on to republican status,
with or without an executive
head of state.
It is this same political
timidity, this lack of required
will to move the region's
economic integration
movement along a much more
enlightened paththat would.
'', ~ ,. , r .

also explain why the
Assembly of Caribbean
Community Parliamentarians
(ACCP), inaugurated in 1994
with much fanfare as a new
institution for
improved democratic governance, is
yet to make any impact
whatsoever in the
consciousness of the region's
It is an institution in limbo.
T h e
recommendations enshrined in
the report of one of the three
technical committees set up to
assist the work of the Prime
Ministerial Work Group,
following the 'Rose Hall

Declaration', are simply being
If there is a growing sense
of frustration among
the region's technocrats who,
over recent years, have been
mobilised to come forward
with recommendations on
how best to give substance
to some of the more far-
reaching decisions of the
CARICOM political
directorate, they need to
know that there are people
across the Community
who can easily empathise
with them.
In this context, we
anxiously await the fate of
the July 2005 report of the
blue ribbon 'Caribbean
Commission on Health and
Development' when it comes
to phased implementation of
the wide-raiging


SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006 7



'I've seen fire and I've seen rain

I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end

I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend

But I always thought that I'd see you again'

JAMES Taylor was nowhere
near Black Bush Polder on
the Corentyne in Berbice.
when he composed his 'Fire
and Rain' song that was a
huge hit yesteryear.
I don't know how popular
his song is with the hardy breed
of people who populate the
sprawling agricultural settle-
ments in Black Bush Polder, but
even if they have never heard of
James Taylor, they were into
his refrain last week.
They have certainly seen
sunny days they thought would
never end, and last week they
probably had their fill of lonely
times when they couldn't find
a friend and so they turned to

fire and rain.
Their woes may never trig-
ger a tune as popular as James
Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' but the
floods that swept through their
lives set off fires in the rain.
After some three weeks un-
der water, with their precious
rice and other life-sustaining
cash crops gone or about to go,
and as more dark clouds gath-
ered, farmers in Black Bush
scrambled up old tyres and
other debris and lit fires to ward
off further travails from the
It was an act of desperation
and their despair was mirrored
in the blanket of water over the
fields and in their yards.

And the smoke signals that
went up as the fires of protest
burned were seen as far west as
the capital city of Georgetown
and that triggered actions that
two days later saw the protest-
ers beating tassa drums and
waving posters with his por-
traits to welcome President
Bharrat Jagdeo as he visited to
see their woes firsthand.
Fire and rain and throbbing
tassa drums of welcome a sur-
real backdrop to more stories of
suffering one year after so many
thousands had lived through a
flood nightmare they dreaded
having to endure again.
High intensity rains were
forecast since last month and

they came and with them came
the stark memories of the flood
disaster of January 2005.
Thank God there has not so
far been a repeat of the wide-
spread devastation of those
floods but that is of little com-
fort to the long suffering farm-
ers in the Mahaica, Mahaicony
and Abary, Black Bush Polder,
Canals # One and Two on the
West Bank Demerara and other
coastal communities.
There have been smaller
versions of the flood travails in
other parts of the coast, includ-
ing in Georgetown and along the
East Coast Demerara. But bear-
ing the brunt so far have been
farmers up the rivers in
Mahaica, Mahaicony and
Abary, in Black Bush Polder
and in the Canal Polders on the
West Bank Demerara.
And as the fires went up in
the rains in Black Bush Polder,
a now old question went up:
just how prepared were those
who were saying they were
prepared for the floods every- \
one knew were coming again?
As the Rasta brethren
would say: "Fires pon them!"
But no fires have yet come
raining on them, despite the
tassa drums and the fires of

The Misuses

of History

IN ALMOST any bookshop
in the Arab uorld, \ou can
bui a translation of 'The
Protocols of the Elders of
Zion'. with no
acknowledgement whatever
that it is a malicious anti-
Jewish forgery. And in an3
school in Japan. )ou can find
a history. textbook that por-
trays the country's bloody
history of imperial expan-
sion in Asia between 1890
and 1945 as a series of un-
fortunate but basically % ell-
intentioned misunderstand-
ings %wilh the neighbours.
Those who want to shape the
future often start by trying
to reshape the past.
In Japan. at least. there is
stlil resistance in high places to
Ihe rev. rating of
historN. Emperor Akihito. in a
speech to mark his 72nd birth-
da\ lait month. urged his
people to remember that "there
were rarely\ peaceful times for
Japan" bermeen 1927 and 194-5.
and that they should strine it
properly) understand their
country's history when dealing
with the rest of the world.
In other words blunt, ex-
..pliit,words of the kiqd that no emperor uiold ever
u, Jlapari .e'people should
hpir in mind that their country

tried to conquer all O.f Al,1
%iihin Ih in r memllory, causing
the deaths iof sonie tens ot ill-
liions of innocent men. .oomnen
and children. nim'st ni tab! in
iTh-i expenence, the emperor
might ha\e added, has left a lin-
gering resenmient and a go-d deal
ot nervousness among Japan's
neijhbours. and Prime Minister
Junichiro Koizunu's regular .s-
its to the Yasukunl viar shrine
Here Japan's soldiers and mlh-
tarN leaders of those Inmes are
generatedd do not help at all But
he didn't sa\ all that because it
would d be unerly un-Japanese to
speak so franklN
Aklhito's words v. ere an
unprecedented rebuke to the
conseriatute politicians w ho
ha\ e been trn ing tL ril \ c Japa-
nese natitnalisnil and renultane
the country His mniu.e ,as al-
most cenainl\ to stop Japan's
drift encouraged b \\ashine-
tori into a nutlltar) confri.ona-
tion with its giant neighbour,
China but on the very day of
his speech Japan's foreign min-
ister, Taro Aso, warned yet
again that Chinese military
power was becoming "a consid-
erable :hreal "
If today's Japanese were
-flly' aware bf~ihe: hidrors 'that
other Asians experienced at their

countr'i hands in the pasi as
Gem nans iare a,.ue of ,4 hat otlhe
Euro.peans suffered at the hands
of the Nazis, the;, ~iould he much
less '.ulneiable to the ,care LatiCs
that are no\ being ued1 anthem.
and more open to. genuine recon-
cilitati'n with their neighbiur,
But the scare-niongers in po- er
don'"l \ant that. so Japanese
school hiustor books are gertnmg
\aguer and ~aguer about e'xactil
\hat happened under the banner
of the Grealer East Asia Co-Pros.
pentl Sphere
I he Arah deniers of ihe
Holcaust are dilfereni in one
major respect the\ a-e falsiiy-
ing sonieone else's hist or not:
their o.n The% are .a fairly
recent phenomnrion., for the
Mulinis of the Middle Easi
itaditionall treated thie le
, ho lived among them ith
tolerance and respect far bet-
ter in fact, than the Christians
" hoi subjected the European
Jews to centuries of pogroms
and expulsions and then failed
to save them from Hitler's Fi-
nal Solution. But then the land
of Palestine became a bone of
contention between the Arabs
who lived there and the Zion-
ist Jews.
Now Jews are demonised in
Arab popular culture as the sin-
ister force behind almost everv-


thing bad that happens. and
part ol that process Is denm ing
then, the mural ia.rus of t icums
e,.en in the past That is \hh\
Mohammed Mahdi Akef. the
leader ol Egypt's Mluslim
Brotherhood. \%rote a length.
diatribe on the part's %\ebsite
la.t \,eek complaining that
luslimnis ~ho denied "the ni, th
of the Holocaust i ere being
unt.url .condemned ToAkef. as
to man\ other people in the
Arab Iorld ltda\ he Holocaust
cannot be true because to ac-
l.n,-, ledge Ihal it happened
\Mould add a led el of moral ani-
bigumt to a struggle that the\
prefer to view in simple black
and white.
The Muslim Brotherhood,
whose candidates won 19 per
cent of the vote running as in-
dependents in Egypt's recent
parliamentary elections, ought to
be evolving into a modern
'Muslim Democratic' party like
the governing Justice and Devel-
opment Party in Turkey. Mod-
erate, sensible Islamic parties
are probably the Arab world's
best hope of evolving fully

It was astonishing, to put it
mildly, to learn last week that
top government officials were
not aware that Black Bush
settlements had been under wa-
ter for about three weeks.
The news came as acting
Agriculture Minister Satyadeow
Sawh drifted into residents bris-
tling in anger at Yakusari, Black
Bush Polder, burning tyres and
blocking a main road in protest.
Disgruntled farmers claimed
they had been given empty
promises by officials from the
regional administration and even
some in ministerial positions
when their concerns were raised.
They were so fed up that
they pleaded for President
Jagdeo to visit the district to see

demicr.atic s trems w without
a bloodbath since the old
secular political parties are
uticr! dlscrediled in Ecipti
and mnist other Arab coun-
tries. But instead. the Islanue
parties in Ihese coruntries are
foundering in a nimrass of
paranoid political iantasies
The dispuit oer Pales-
line is a quarrel between Ihe
recent and the former pos-
,essors of the same land.
one ol ten Ihousand conipa-
rable sruiggles that fill the
histir. of' the human race
lMost Je, ; anJ nman\ Chris-
H[ans tfaour the Zionist
claim. almost all NMushlim
support the Arab claim, and
the iresi of us lust a .cepi
that this sort of dispute
tends to get senled b\ force
- and that this one already
has been Israel cannot
niaintairi its preferred bor-
ders b\ tore in the face of
Palestinian numbers, and no
cumbinallon of Arab forces
can desire, a nuclear-armed
Israel u ihout triggering the
simultaneous destruction of
the Arab orld
By opung for thi; Impo-
lent obseuw.ion \kith a world-
\wide Jewish plot that go\v-
erns the course of history, the
Islamist parties do not hurt
Israel at all. They simplN
postpone the day when com-
petent, democratic Arab
states can deal realistically
with the unwelcome but per-
manent reality of having Is-
rael in their midst.
Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent
journalist whose articles
are-published in 45 coun-

their travails.
As they fanned their fires
of protest and as other Cabinet
ministers led assessment teams
to other parts of the coast,
flood-stricken farmers at Canal
Number One Polder were also
frustrated at what they claimed
was indifference by regional of-
With crops destroyed and
others under threat from flood
waters, residents bluntly de-
clared that they were dissatis-
fied with maintenance of the
drainage systems in Canal
Number One, pointing out that
koker attendants were not effi-
cient and diligent on the job.
They also questioned how
the $20M allocated by Presi-
dent Jagdeo was spent for ma-
jor refurbishment of the drain-
age systems in the district fol-
lowing the severe floods in Janu-
ary last year.
In addition, they had reser-
vations about the way the main
drainage canal had been exca-
vated and they put '" .ecom-
mendations which Housing and
Water Minister, Mr Shaik Baksh
promised to put to the National
Drainage and Irrigation Board.
I cannot presume to be in
a position to pass judgement
but these doubts are surfacing
too often when floods rise and
I can't shake off the feeling that
some people somewhere are
shafting other people every-
Mr Jagdeo at Black Bush,
beset by the flood harried farm-
ers, charged that the region had
been "sitting on the money" the
government had allocated to put
up fences to prevent roaming
cattle from destroying dams
along the canals and crops.
It seems that there are a lot
of fat cats sitting around lick-
ing their paws and doing freak-
ing little all day in and day out
and it is time for the President
to light some fires under their
behinds and smoke them out.
The fires and drums in
Black Bush were powerful sig-
nals from people under some
powerful pressures, Mr Presi.
And it is time you show
that you can also roar "Fires
pon them" who want to dis
you and them, Mr Presi.
Light the fires under them
and ship them out in a big boat
in the flood waters still around,
You do that, Mr Presi,
, and James Taylorp.'Fire and
. Rain' would remainjust an-
other popular song from yes-

By S. Kh

8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006



THE New Year has dawned.
The festivities are winding
down. The private sector is
counting its earnings from
the heavy holidays' spending.
The public sector would no
doubt continue its provision
of goods and services. From
the Government's side, judg-
ing from the intensity of the
President's programme for

than the previous one.
Hoping and wishing would
not be enough for us to com-
plete the journey we set our-
selves for 2006. This requires
hard work, commitment and
consistency. Importantly, it is
doing what is right for ourselves
and our country we all call our
dear home.
This year will be a hectic

prerequisite for us to get in
groove to face the tasks ahead.
Too often, young people
are considered to be only at the
ringside of the development
process unfolding. This;has
been changing. But it needs to
be further accelerated. It is the
young people, who carry a sig-
nificant weight on their shoul-
ders to advance this nation.

grasp at these openings for the
sake of our future. The young
too, must find their groove to
make Guyana brighter in the
coming months.
The modernization of our
nation is well underway. Our
education system is being de-
veloped to accelerate this
drive.Alreadysignsofa mo d
ern country are all around us
as the infrastructure, soft and
hard, are being fabricated.
We are well on the road to
catching up with those coun-
tries that passed us during the
dark days of the dictatorship.
This modernization drive is
irreversible. Some of the is-
sues flagged in the
President's New Year's ad-
dress can only give it impe-
tus for rapid forward move-
ment. Now, is time for more
of our people to form this ac-
celerated modernization
drive. Guyana now has all the

basic prerequisites for a mod- think and feel victorious. People
ern State; it now depends on succeed in life with a positive
how we fashion it. and victorious outlook. No
Another important element where is there the absence of
of getting in groove is the safety challenges, but these can only be
and security of our people. It is surmounted through an optimis-
expected that our security forces tic and victorious approach to
will continue to make diligent life. For example, the low-blows
efforts to arrest the crime situ- by the PNCR Leader in his
ation.Theallocatiomofmassive New Year'smessage anLdhis
resources and additional initia- surrogate CN Sharma blaming
tives to combat this scourge by the government for the flooding
the Government is evident, in certain communities is the
Again, the President addressed type of attitude and sentiments
this serious issue and empha- we all must eschew to make
sized its importance in his New 2006 victorious for Guyana.
Year's speech. Security as the Pettiness and the politicizations
President pointed out is of even an act of nature will not
'everyone's business.' We an- help anyone find their right
ticipate that in the coming pe- groove.
riod we will see more tangible We all need to do many
results flowing from the Disci- things to get into groove if we
plined Forces' Commission Re- are to truly consolidate and
port and the National Commis- expand the gains made so far.
sion on Law and Order. There is an exciting period
Getting in the groove re- ahead and we should all find
quires us to think positive; and our groove early.

,one. The President. In his
Ne,. Year s addre:- outlined
thire major eeni;i' Ni-
iional Elecions.. celetr.ati n
of the 40th anniversary ot
Independence and preparation
for World Cup Cricket. Signifi-
cantly, these activities are all
matters for national support and
participation. Their success or
lack thereof would reflect
poorly on us as a nation, not on
any particular political group.
The participation 'of all major
stakeholders in these events
cannot be underscored. A dem-
onstration of commitment and
support for things, which are in
our interest, is an important

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There are those who only berate
the negatives of youth, but sel-
dom acknowledge the positive
characters, the abundance of en-
ergy, overwhelming creativity
and a keen willingness to lounge
forward even if it is into the un-
known future. The past years
have seen remarkable opportu-
nities opening up for young
people's participation in the na-
tional life. We must listen less
to those who represent the by-
gone era. And we must not shy
away from the political and de-
cision-making roles of our coun-
try. Notwithstanding our politi-
cal affiliation, we can all be in-
spired by President Jagdeo's
youthfulness, the confidence
and brilliance he exude in fulfill-
ing his responsibilities. We must

NEW YORK (Reuters
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with severe heart failure,
those treated early with
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pass surgery to improve blood
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cantly better survival than
those treated with drug
"It surprised us that the
patients who had open-heart
surgery or (angioplasty) did so
much better," Dr. Michael S.
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Ohio, said in a statement. "Right
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Year's address to the nation.
expect a year of the adminis-
tration working hard (er) to
continue to modernize the
country and improve the liv-
ing standards of all
Guyanese. To those commu-
nities under flood water, the
immediate priority would be
for the water to be drained
off once the heavy rainfall
ceases. Every Guyanese
would no doubt have set his
or her sight on individual and
community goals. At the end
of it all, we will all strive to
make the current year better

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Two to tango:


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

Albright, the
former U.S.
Secretary of State in
President Bill Clinton's
De m o c r a t i c
Administration posed a
pertinent question to
President George W
Bush on Thursday 5th
According to the New York
Times, Ms Albright asked the
President whether his foreign
policy team with the Iraq war
"taking up all their energy"
hadn't let U.S. relations with
Latin America suffer by "benign
The reference to Latin
America is relevant to the
Caribbean because the two areas
are linked both by international
organizations and the U.S. State
In reality, Latin America
and the English-speaking
Caribbean are very different.
They are different in size of
territory and population, in
culture, in language, in history
and even in their foreign policy
objectives in the global
But, the truth is that Ms
Albright is right, the Bush
Administration has neglected
both Latin America and the
Caribbean at a high political
In trying to get some
movement in the international
trade negotiations at the World
Trade Organisation (WTO), the
U.S. has had to engage Brazil
particularly, because it has
emerged as a leader in

-Caribbean relations

negotiations on behalf of several
developing countries.
But, the engagement with
Brazil, in the WTO context,
does not amount to the kind of
serious interaction with Latin
America and the Caribbean that
was envisaged when President
Bush announced his 'third
border initiative' soon after
taking up his first term in office.
At the Summit of the
Americas held last November,
President Bush tried to get
agreement to proceed with the
Free Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA) to include all the
countries (except Cuba by U.S.
desire) of the Western
Hemisphere. He failed to
persuade many of the larger
Latin American states to do so.
For the most part, they regard
the FTAA as being little more
than an effort to secure greater
U.S. influence over their
economies at the expense of
local ownership and
In the meantime,
throughout the two Bush
Administrations. Latin
American countries have been
moving to the left.
The boisterous and vocal
Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is the
best known of the Latin
American leaders who view the
U.S. Government with deep
But, the leadership in
Argentina. Brazil, Uruguay and
now Bolivia under President-
elect Evo Morales also reveals
a profound animosity toward
the Bush Administration and its
And, it seems that another
left-leaning leader, Ollanta
Humala, may emerge in Peru in
Presidential elections later this
All of these leaders have a
closer relationship with Cuba's
Fidel Castro than has been the
case in the past a fact which,
instead of promoting U.S.
engagement with them, has

elicited only U.S. mistrust.
Significantly, two of the
bigger Latin American countries
- Argentina and Brazil have
decided to pay off debt to the
International Monetary Fund
(IMF), leaving themselves free
of the controls of the
organisation and its board which
is dominated by Western
industrialized nations,

particularly the U.S.
Many countries in Latin
America are also busily
establishing new markets for
their products, including oil and
gas, in China, India and the
European Union (EU).
None of this augurs well
for U.S.-Latin American
relations which have
deteriorated under the Bush
Former Secretary of
State Colin Powell was too
involved with the conflicts in
Afghanistan and Iraq to pay
attention to Latin America
and the Caribbean, and his
successor, Condoleezza Rice,
was always going to be more
focused on the big
international issues,
especially the Middle-East.
Latin American and
Caribbean policy seemed to be
left to successive Under-
Secretaries of State first, Otto
Reich who was obsessed with

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Cuba, then Roger Noriega who
extended animosity beyond
Cuba to Venezuela. and now
Tom Shannon who served on
the National Security Council
under Ms Rice, and who, unlike
his predecessors, should have a
wider perspective of the region.
Among his qualifications, Mr
Shannon holds a PhD from
Oxford University; this British
experience should give him a
better understanding of the
former British colonies in the
But, so far, the same lack
of meaningful U.S. high level
engagement that is evident in
relations with Latin American
countries is equally true of the
While there have been
encounters between Secretaries
of State Powell and Rice with
Caribbean Foreign Ministers,
these have been brief and
obligatory with little real
discussion of the issues that
bother the sub-region.
In the meantime. President
Chavez of Venezuela is trying
to extend his influence and ideas
into the Caribbean mainly
through his Petro-Caribe
agreement under which
Venezuela would sell oil to
Caribbean countries at market
price but with part of the cost
being treated as a loan.
Some governments have
jumped at his offer so as to
defer payment for part of the oil
to a later date, a development
that has caused a rift among
Caribbean countries and
alarmed the IMF.
Trinidad and Tobago
previously provided oil
supplies to the countries which
have jumped on the Petro-
Caribe bandwagon, and the IMF

is concerned at the prospect of
increased debt by these
countries which will now owe
Venezuela huge sums of money.
It is easy to blame the U.S.
Administration for the present
state of poor relations between
the U.S. and Latin America and
the Caribbean. For. it is a
truism that any U.S.
Government is a Belle of the
Ball, and there is no shortage of
suitors who would line up for a
dance, particularly if it is a
In this connection, the U.S.
simply had to make its dance
card.available to attract willing
The U.S. has not done so.
choosing instead to isolate itself
from some of its closest
neighbours and generating their
resentment rather than their
But, in terms of the
Caribbean, blame does not lie
with the U.S. alone.
The Caribbean is not Latin
America. The sub-region of
small countries with few
resources, no military might,
and little economic clout needs
the U.S. far more than does
Latin America.
In the WTO negotiations.
in the IMF and in the World
Bank, Caribbean countries -
especially those of the
Caribbean Community and
Common Market (CARICOM)
- need special and different
treatment in the application of
the rules of these organizations.
They need financial grants.
better access to soft loans, and
access to markets for their
limited products on preferential
These very desires by the
Caribbean have been opposed

by some Latin American
To achieve their ambitions.
Caribbean countries need a
sympathetic U.S. Government
and Congress that fully
understands the plight that
Caribbean countries now face as
they struggle to earn enough
from their goods and services to
stem the tide of increasing
unemployment and poverty,
while they battle with the
effects of global warming. HIV/
AIDS and international demands
for increased security against
drug trafficking and terrorism.
If the U.S. takes up their
cause in the international
community, the Caribbean
would have a far greater chance
of success.
But, such sympathy and
understanding in
Washington will only come if
the Caribbean region works
tirelessly to secure it.
The Caribbean needs a new
and constructive engagement
with Washington that is based
on mutual advantage. That
mutual advantage could include
working with the U.S. to
promote better relations across
Latin America as a whole and
the U.S. needs this if tension in
the hemisphere is to be eased
and a good neighbourly
relationship established all
In any event, the U.S. and
the Caribbean are at the Western
Hemisphere's Ball. It takes two
to tango.
Both Tom Shannon and
Caribbean Foreign Ministers
should open the floor in their
mutual interest.




The Delegation of the European Commission in Guyana is desirous
of procuring the services of a Maintenance Engineer (ME). The
contract will be awarded after tender following an open procedure.
Interested persons can uplift the terms of reference from January
10, 2005 at the following address -

The Delegation of the European Commission
11 Sendall Place

The deadline for the submission of the expression of interest
is January 27, 2005 at 16:00hrs at the abovementioned
address. The sealed envelope should be addressed to the
Head of Administration and clearly marked "Expression of
interest for the position of Maintenance Engineer".




10. -SNDAY CHRONICLE January 8,. 206

Monitor high levels of

water in conservancies

REGION Two Chairman. Mr.
Ali Baksh has issued a
strong warning to workers
attached to the Drainage and
Irrigation ID&I) department
in the region that thel must
be in the field to help
monitor the high lesel of
water in conservancies and
main canals.
Mr. Baksh made the
cialement %hen he. along
\\% h Vice Chairman. Mr.
\ishnu Samaroo. and
Coordinator of the D&I

department. Mr Saj\\ack
Lall. inspected the Red Lock
Consernance \esterdas and
sex eral main canal .icroI the
Essequibo Coat to check on
ihe high l :el of m aler
while e at Red Lock. NMr
Baksh told the Chronicle
the e\cessi.e r rinlall
the past feu, d a N had
caused % after in the
conser\narnc to raise some
eight inches abho e the
required height.
Acci rding It' the

Andrews Sluice

back in operation
THE Andrews Sluice, which was silled up for several
months b3 constant 'sling mud' from the Atlantic Ocean.
is back in operation and has started to drain excessive
rainfall water from Better Success. Andrews. Better Hope
and Maria's Delight.
Report said the Region Tv. .idmnnistr.alon speni nullio.'n
of dollar, to desill the channel recently\ ith a lon,-' hotmin
drag hne
Howe er. somel Iarnier, saijd the inouih ot the channel inik[i
be due %%ider Ito drain after Iat a laser r.te
Some residents said the. are ser) pleased that the
sluice is hack in operation.

Chairman, the conservancy -
which has t i- main relief
gate- and eight other spillage
gat es I current%
dicharging uater into the
Lima Sand, main carnal
through the MCR regulator
at McNhbb into the
Someret and Berl.k main
canal to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Regional Chairnim said
e\'esssle iiater from the
Tapakuma Lake is not released
Into the Ponmeroon ja is,
suggested b, some flrmers, of
Baksh told the Chronicle
that the heas\ jnd con.i,-tenf
rainfall has left all the
connerrancies and main canajl
tilled s,iih later at alarming
le' els
The Chairman arnd his
t ea ni a I .i d and
inspeci-.d MRcNabb MCR
Reguljaor Cltlec Gr,\e
Irricalio n rruct'ure Lima
Sands main ,anal. Sonercl
.nd Bcrk.,s and l Uin Creek
relief siructuiC
L:ll iild the Chr.,nicle
ihat e ce ,sis e i a icr tro
,all the c,,nser' an, and
mrljri carnalR :r. cinlajntl\

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The Credit Controller is expected to use a combination of strong
management and leadership skills, together with team building
and excellent oral and written communication skill to attain success in
the following key result areas:
Efficiently and effectively manage all credit granting functions to
ensure that customer service goals are attained while ensuring
adherence to best practices in credit granting procedures
* Directly manage the activities of the company's credit granting
and collections team as well as external providers of collections
* Ensure that the Company's bad dept write off and provision
exposure are in line with budget
*Work with all key internal stakeholders, in particular
Human Resources, Operations and Branches to develop and
implement initiatives in the areas of training, recruitment and
selection and incentives
* Develop initiatives to optimize the quality of the credit portfolio
*Contribute to the development of new marketing and customer service programs

The successful candidate must possess:
A minimum of 5 years credit experience in the financial or retail
sector with at least 2 years in a management capacity and a proven
track record in leading a team and delivering results.

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so will be a university degree in the management field.
This is a Senior Management role within the company and the remuneration package
will reflect this.
If you feel you can meet the above criteria send your
Curriculum vitae within 7 days to:

The Human Resource Manager
Courts Guyana Inc. or E-mail:
25 Main Street
Georgetown Not later than January 13th 2006.

drained into the Atlantic
Ocean \ia the relief
A-.cording to Lall. ekce.sin e
water from Golden Fleece
consen, ancy i drained on a 24-
hour bal, through the Linu
Minister of Regional
Development and Local
Government, Mr. Harr
Persaud Nokta is
expected to visit and
inspect some of the
conservancies and main
canals toda). (Rajendra
Prabulall) (See other
storJ on Centre)

Disaster n

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The Staff of the Mercy Wings

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'Blow up' at


House on


MICHELANGELO Antonioni's award-winning
1966 pop culture classic, 'Blow Up'. will be shown
at Castellani House on Tuesday at 18:00 h in the
first Classic 'uesdays showing for the new year
Inhabiting both the glittering world and the dark
side of 1960's London life, David Hemmings plays
Thomas. a top fashion photographer bored by his life
of fame. wealth and glamorous fashion models, which
he counters by photographing the back streets and
slums of London
After photographing a pair of lovers in a park. he is
confronted by the woman, played by Vanessa Redgrave.
who pleads unsuccessfully for the surrender of his film
Developing it in his darkroom he realizes that ii may
contain evidence of a murder, which he attempts to
ascertain hs a series of enlargements, or blow ups. of his
Presented in visual] stunning colour and design
by a director who was also a novelist and painter.
and accompanied b) the music of jazz great Herbie
Hancock. the film vaas nominated for Best Director
and Best ScreenplaO Oscars and won the Golden Palm
at the Cannes Film Festival of 1067. Additionally. the
film won Italian. French and American film critics
awards for Best Director and Film, and British
Academy. of Film and Thea:tre Arts IBAFTA) and
Golden Globes nomlnation-
This vjas the first English-la.inguage film for the cerebral
Anlonioni, who had trained as an economist before
becoming a film maker, and %% hose international reputation
was made by his trilogy of films. L'Avventura, La Nolte
(shown at Castellam House last July) and L'Eclisse. in
the earls 1960's. He later made 'The Passenger'. with Jack
Nicholson. in 1975.
The film's running time is I hour 51 minutes. The
public is invited to attend this event.

I -

NAYA Zamana, a production
showcasing pre-wedding
ceremonies taking place for
an arranged marriage of a
young couple who have just
met, returns to the National
Cultural Centre stage on
Saturday, January 14, at
20:00 h.
Although the young couple
had made the decision, little do
they realise that their actions
have set in motion a formidable
wedding machine, fuelled by
frazzled and out of control
mothers-in-law, dictatorial
fathers, sari swishing aunties
and outrageous foreign guests,
whose collective task it is to
ensure that this will be the
finest wedding Georgetown has
ever seen.
The beauty of Naya
Zamana 112, as this
production is called, is that
like a well-arranged photo
album, it creates a series of
windows into people's lives,
organizers say, thereby
allowing the audience to not
only enjoy the spectacle of
the wedding, but also to

experience a roller-coaster of
Naya Zamana 11lV asks
deep questions about cultural
conflicts but deals with them in
a light-hearted fashion.
According to the organizers,
the colourful costumes and
sophisticated set designs will
provide a visual treat, and from
the opening act until the finale,
the script is packed with jokes,
drama, dance and music that
will mesmerise the audience.
Artistes include, Dharmic
Nritya Sangh, Sookranie
Boodhoo and Dax New
Generation Band. Tickets are
on sale at the National
Cultural Centre, Dharmic
Sanskritik Kendra, Feedshop
- Sandy Babb St; Kitty,
Bhagwan's Water Street or at
the Murti Shop West Coast
Demerara. Naya Zamana 11V
is a production of the Guyana
Hindu Dharmic Sabha. The
proceeds of the show will go
towards the rehabilitation
and restoration of the Shri
Krishna Mandir,


DEC.COM, a Georgetown-
based CARE and SUPPORT
Group, 'Committed to
Delivering Education and
Care' is moving to advance
the fight against HIV/AIDS
locally, by conducting
training programmes for
persons genuinely
interested in joining the
To this end, the
organisation is inviting
applications from persons
18 years and above, with a
passion for humanitarian
work, and who are willing
to connect emotionally
with Persons Living with
others vulnerable to the
Training will initially be
conducted in the following
Awareness and
Home Care and
Nutritional Management
Understanding how
HIV affects the immune
system, and its implications for
the labour force.
Each course will be of
two days' duration, at the
end of which participants

Deadline for applications Friday, January 20, 2006.

S ill he e' alu:ited j nd
c ili e
Coaches % ill he dra% ni
fli .n .: ,pet erni:ed lean. of.
z ,..rd -'.. i nni n I,:i.ll.\ and
in [ c r nat io na a i c r I 1 I, : d
Chanri.c -ALntri. '. .lrkin~n in
the lHeld ,.I HI\.AIDS t.,r
scser.I Nears
Triinrig ncmno c nee, on
February\ IS. 2iS i a6. and
applications should be
submitted to DEC COM s'
Training and Support Centre
i .22 John Street. \\erk-en-
Rust. ibcetieen D'urhan .nd
N i i..n Streets h, Saturda:
Febluar:, 4. 2'16i a IT I 11.1
For Registration
details. please contact the
centre. 615-4938. or e-mail:
Saronh i %@'3 or
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and support

group embarks

on training




Contractors are Invited to be pre-qualiified for works to be undertaken by the Regional
Administration of Region 4.
Areas of works to be undertaken are as follows:
a. Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
b. Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
c. Drainage and Irrigation Works
d. Termite Treatment
e. Schools Furniture
f. Bridges and fences
g. Surveying
Contractors are required to submit at the time of tendering:
1. A valid Certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It must be
noted that where a Tender is submitted in the name of a Company/Firm the Certificate
must reflect the name of the Company/Firm and not the owners.
2. A Valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance
3. Evidence of financial resources from banking institutions available to undertake
4. List of manpower/resource.
5. Record of past performance of works completed.
6. List of machinery/equipment.
7. Contractor will be classified in three (3) categories (A, B, C) based on their submission.
Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing no identity of the
Contractor and should clearly indicate on the top, left hand corner the areas of work to be
Pre-qualifications should be addressed to:
Regional Tender Board
Region 4
East Coast Demerara
and deposited in the Tender Box at the Regional Administrative Office, Paradise, East
Coast Demerara not later than February 15.2006 at 09:30 hrs.

Contractors or their representatives may be present at the opening of Pre-qualification.

M. Deen
Regional Executive Officer
Region 4

Towards effective CSME


consider trade



CARICO I's Council for Trade and Economic
Development (COTED) is to meet here
Monday to continue discussions on the full
implementation of the Caribbean Single market
and Economy (CSMEi.
On .lanuari I. Barbaddcs. Belize. Gu' .na. Jamaica. Sunnname
and Trnnidad and Tubago bectine the lead member states in the
launch of the Single MNlrkei. hule the ,other CARICOM sitaes
h:ive signaled their intennon io: folh,\ b\ March of Itht \ear
A release Flll the CARICONM Secretariat said nuimsier
-,nd oiher delegate narteodine the 20th COTED Meeung from
Januiar 9-12 will be looking at the removal o" any o other
re-tnctions on trade and a piogrTanirne of supp:or to nmemner
ratess \ ith the goal oe of an equitable distribution of the benefibi
under CSME
Senior officials \.ill meet Monda> and Tuesday. \lule the
nlnisters v. ill hold discussions Thursday. The Council s\ill
jnal_, e the performance of intra-recional trade and also deal
.i th a re\ ised structure for the C.mmni n E\temal Tariff CET i.
the release iaid
\ tth the world d Cup Cnicket dra ing closer the meeung ixll
al-. discuss the mplication- for the cuslomr d\ icsions .nd the
buine_-, uommrun[i arising out of the c ent
l\ork is underva. to establish the Single Economy b3
2008. the release added.

Mercy Wings Vocational Centre invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill
the vacancy of Lecturer in the General Construction Department.


1. The Guyana National Certificate in Craft & Advance from:
Government Technical Institute (Georgetown) (G.T.I.)
NewAmsterdam Technical Institution (N.A.T.I.)
Linden Technical Institute (L.T.I.)

In carpentry and joinery, plumbing or masonary or 2 years practical experience in


Guyana Industrial Training Centre (G. I. T. C.) Certificate and 4 years working experience
in any of the following trades:

Masonry (brick/block laying, plastering, tiling, concreting)
Carpentry (general carpentry, joinery, cabinet making)
Plumbing (gutter smithing, pipe laying, rain water goods installation)

Experience in teaching and working with youth would be an asset.

All applicants must be:

Highly motivated and be able to work with minimum supervision.

Salary and benefits will commensurate with requirements and qualifications.

Applications should be accompanied by 2 reference letters, detailed curriculum vitae (with
contact telephone no.) to P. O. Box 10461.

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12 J ... .SU AYJROWI iE January 8, 20,6,

Did Jesus exist? Italian court to decide

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AN aerial view of the Vatican is seen in an undated file photo. An Italian court is tackling
Jesus and whether the Roman Catholic Church may be breaking the law by teaching
that he existed 2,000 years ago. (Paolo Cocco/Reuters)


Rehabilitation, Design and Construction of School Buildings Georgetown

Technical and Financial proposals are requested from consultancy firms to provide
Architectural, Engineering and Quantity surveying services for Government Schools
in Georgetown.
The successful consultancy firm shall be responsible for:-

Preparation of sketch designs, detailed designs, drawing, budget estimates,
Bills of Quantities, tender and contract documents.

Administration of the rehabilitation and/or construction contract including
general supervision of w works on site for the full duration of the rehabilitation/
construction of schools

Preparation of interim valuation and certificates for payment and practical
completion of certificates.

Ensuring that works are constructed in accordance with drawings, Bills of
Quantities. specification, preparation of financial forecasts and progress reports.

Monitoring and Controlling progress. quality and cost.

Advising on contractual claims and disputes.

Preparing monthly reports on each project.

Any other related duties or responsibilities that the Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Education may deem reasonable within the sphere of work.

In addition the consultancy finn shall work along with a Committee of Management
appointed by the Ministry of Education. Accordingly. the consultancy firm should
have previous working experience w ith local community projects.

All Tenders submitted shall contain tcclmical and financial information related to
the operations of the Bidder, together with valid G.R.A. and N.I.S Compliance
Certificates. Tender documents can be uplifted from:
Mr. T. Persaud
Ministry of Education
21 Brickdam, Georgetown
at a non-refundable fee of One Thousand Dollars (G$ 1.000).

Tenders should be addressed to the -

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

SERVICES Ministrx of Education" and be deposited in the Tender Box at the
Ministry of Finance not later than 9:00 am on Tuesday. January 3 1.2006 w en
Tenders \\oultd close.

Tenderers nma; be present at the opening. \\ hicli oultd take place iniedliat;le
after the close of Tenders. The Minislnr of Education does not bind itself to accept
the Loxwesl Tender and resceres the right to reject atm Tender without assigning
rCe so1ls
N--1mi-1 s ccl l

By Phil Stewart

ROME (Reuters) Forget the
U.S. debate over intelligent
design versus evolution.
An Italian court is tackling
Jesus and whether the Roman
Catholic Church may he break-
ing the law by teaching that he
existed 2,000 years ago.
The case pits against each
other two men in their 70s. who
are from the same central Ital-
ian town and even went to the
same seminary school in their
teenage years.
The defendant, Enrico
Righi, went on to become a
priest writing for the parish
newspaper. The plaintiff, Luigi
Cascioli, became a vocal atheist
who, after years of legal wran-
gling, is set to get his day in
court later this month.
"I started this lawsuit be-
cause I wanted to deal the final
blow against the Church. the
bearer of obscurantism and re-
gression," Cascioli told Reuters.
Cascioli says Righi, and by
extension the whole Church.

broke two Italian laws. The first
is 'Abuse di Creduita Popolare'
(Abuse of Popular Belief) meant
to protect people against being
swindled or conned. The second
crime, he says. is 'Sostituzione
di Persona', or impersonatlrn.
"The Church constructed
Christ upon the personality of
John of Gamala." Cascioli
claimed, referring to the 1st cen-
tury Jew who fought against the
Roman army.
A court in Viterbo will hear
from Righi, who has yet to be
indicted, at a January 27 pre-
liminary hearing meant to deter-
mine whether the case has
enough merit to go forward.
"In my book, The Fable
of Christ, I present proof
Jesus did not exist as a his-
toric figure. He must now re-
fute this by showing proof of
Christ's existence," Cascioli
Speaking to Reuters, Righi.
76, sounded frustrated by the
case and baffled as to why
Cascioli who, like him, came
from the town of Bagnoregio -

British pets losing battle

of the bulge: study

LONDON (Reuters) Just
like their owners, a growing
number of British pets are
becoming obese and face ;-.
chronic illnesses such as n .'.';.; ?-i
heart complaint, diabetes and
arthritis, according to re-
search on Friday.
A survey of British vets and
owners showed that one in three
pets, or 33 per cent, was con-
sidered overweight and 38 per
cent of pet owners said their
animals put on weight over
Christmas. '
Despite this, few owners
plan to put their pets on a diet.
"Pets, like their owners,
tend to expand a little over the
Christmas period," said Frances
Wright at Halifax Pet Insurance,
who conducted the survey.
The survey said signs of
obesity included a sagging stom- '
ach, bulging sides and a reluc-
tance to take exercise.
About 30,000 human MISCHIEF who is not named in the story. Mischief, w
deaths a year in Britain are Britain's pet slimmer of the year in 2005. The cat lost 5
attributable to obesity, health in nine months after his size horrified vets. (REUTEI
experts say. Handout)


singled him out in his crusade
against the Church.
"We're both from
Baognregi. both of us. We
were in seminary together. Then
he took a different path and we
didn't see each otiler anymore."
Righi said.
"Since I'm a priest, and 1
write in the parish newspaper,
he is noss suing me because I
'trick' the people."
Righi claims there is plenty
of evidence to support the ex-
istence of Jesus, including his-
torical texts.
He also claims that justice
is on his side. The judge presid-
ing over the hearing has tried,
repeatedly, to dismiss the case
-prompting appeals from
"Cascioli says he didn't ex-
ist. And I said that he did." he
said. "The judge will to decide
if Christ exists or not."
Even Cascioli admits that
the odds are against him. espe-
cially in Roman Catholic Italy.
"It would take a miracle
to win," he joked.

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8. 2006 "

U.N. commander in Haiti kills himself-

U.N. officials

By Joseph Guyler Delva

i. ,i-,- t-r.l'-f r, Im a eil,
(Reuters) The commander
of the United Nations'
peacekeeping force in Haiti
was found dead in his hotel
room yesterday after
apparently shooting himself,
U.N. officials said.
Brazilian Lt. Gen. Urano
Teixeira Da Matta Bacellar's
death comes as the troubled
Caribbean country struggles to
organise its first presidential
election since a month-long
armed revolt ousted then-
-president Jean-Bertrand
Aristide in February 2004.
The general, who had been
in command of the 9,000-strong
U.N. force in Haiti since the end-
of August, appeared to have
been alone in his suite at the
Montana hotel in the capital
Port-au-Prince at the time of the
His gun was found near his
body, which was dressed in
shorts and a white T-shirt,
witnesses said.
"It is unfortunate and
devastating to see such a good
and honourable general killed in
such circumstances," Brazil's
ambassador to Haiti, Paulo
Cordeiro de Andrade Pinto, told
Reuters as he left the hotel.
The Brazilian army referred
to the incident as a "firearm
accident," according to news
agency reports in Brazil.
Bacellar grew up in Brazil's
southernmost state of Rio
Grande do Sul and was a career
military officer.
The army later released a
statement saying the armed
forces "profoundly lamented"
the general's death and that it
would cooperate with the police
The U.N. mission, known
by its acronym MINUSTAH,


dead, five

missing in



MANAGUA. Nicaragua,
(Reuters) Three people
died and at least five were
missing after a cargo boat
capsized near a
Nicaraguan ri'er port, the
Central American
country's Red Cross said
on Friday.
The heaiily loaded
aissel w3as carr ing abour
30 passengers and crewi
along the Rio Escondido
front the port of El Rama to
Nicaragua's Caribbean Corn
ltiands when it capsized
after breaking down.
Nav\ divers combed
the river on Friday for
the missing, who
included an unknown
number of children.

was sent to Haiti to keep the
peace between supporters and

eI(' l ,A l iInue3 1Icr mI -L."-2
But the country of 8.5
million people has continued to
be afflicted by political violence
and a wave of kidnapping has
swept through Port-au-Prince
despite the presence of the
Brazilian-led U.N. troops and
The business sector, which
vigorously opposed Aristide,
and the interim government
have called on the U.N. force to
be more aggressive in taking on
street gangs that control many
of the sprawling slums in Port-
au-Prince. Many of the gangs
are seen as supporters of the
exiled Aristide.

In contrast, civil and
leftist groups in Brazil have
L T. IiHL 'e.ri *lit t -N-n-- nrct -tr
being far too aggressive in
patrolling the slums. Dozens
of civilians have been caught
in the cross-fire during
gunfights between U.N.
troops and gangs.
Originally scheduled for
November, the presidential
election has been repeatedly put
off and is now expected to take
place in February.
Haiti's interim
authorities have blamed the
U.N. mission and the
Organisation of American
States for the delays, a charge
both organizations refute.
(See editorial viewpoint on
page six)

Chavez brushes off

spat, hails Peruvian

CARACAS (Reuters):Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
on Friday brushed aside a diplomatic spat with Peru after
Lima recalled its ambassador to protest a visit to Caracas
by Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala.
Peru said Chavezr-meddled in its domestic affairs when he
praised Humala. a nationalist former soldier who led a brief
rebellion in 2000 and .who is now a leading candidate before
presidential elections in April.
','"hey have made.a scandal in Peru ... because candidate
Ollanta Humala visited and the Peruvian. government recalled
its ambassador," Chavez said.,"'lf that was normal for a
government, then they. would be recalling their ambassadors
every year.
"We not going ro.fall for these provocations. We respect
our relations with thePenr ian government. And again we salute
OUanta Humala frombere." he said.
Chavez, a retired army officer allied with Cuba, has
antagonised Washington by.promoting his socialist revolution
as a coiunterweight lOwU.S. influence in South America. U.S.
officials say he is a negative influence in the region.
The Venezuelan leader hailed Humala during a meeting in
Caracas this week with the Peruvian candidate and Bolivia's
president-elect, Evo Morales, the latest leftist to come to power
on the back of growing discontent with U.S.-backed free market
economic policies. Peru responded by recalling its ambassador
to Venezuela on Tuesday.
Chavez praised li~ ala's plans to renegotiate contracts with
foreign companies li~bnefit Peru's poor, which Chavez said
would bring a "secondli~i dependence" for the Andean nation.
.Humala's populik4tetodc and his gradual nse in the polls
to ria leading cad~tl Loordes Fores of the center-right have
made investors an~fifrs political elite jittery.
Venezuela's rift-with Peru comes just months after
Chavez clashed with Mexico by calling Mexican President
Vicente Fox a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism for backing
Washington's campaign for a regional free trade accord.
Both countries recalled their envoys and are still at odds.


KFC / PIZZA HUTwishes to notify our
customers that our.outlets will be closed from
9:30 am 3:30 pm ori Sunday, January 8,

We will resume business in the evening from
3:30 pmsharp. -

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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January 6, 2006
IADB Loan No. 1548/SF-GY
Health Service Delivery Improvement
Project ID No. GY- 0077
(1) This Invitation to pre qualify follows the Genteal Procurement Notice for
this project that appeared in the Development Business, issue number
322-695/05 of March2005 .

(2) The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter- Americanr
Development Bank toward part of the cost of the Health Sector Program. and
it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to payments under the
contract for Health Service Delivery Improvement, Civil Works
Construction. These works include (a) Reconstruction of the Linden Ho'spta
Complex (b) Rehabilitation and upgrade of the in-patient ward of the
Georgetown Public Hospital Complex (c) Upgrade to the water and sewerage
systems at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation compound.

(3) Prequalification is open to applicants from eligible countries of the bank.
The Ministry Of Health, -through its executing agency The Health Sector
Development Unit (HSDU) now invites sealed applications for (a)
Reconstruction of the Linden Hospital Complex (b) Rehabilitation and
upgrade of the in-patient ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Complex
(c) Upgrade to the water and sewerage systems at the Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation compound.

(4) Interested eligible-applicants may obtain further information from The
Ministry of Health, Health Sector Development Unit and inspect the
Prequalification documents at the address given below, from Monday to
Friday 9:00 am to 3:00pm.

(5) The prequalification documents, in English language, may be purchased
by interested applicants on the submission of a written application to the
address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee of seventy five
United States dollars ($US75). The method of payment will be by cashier's
check written to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health. The document
will be sent by courier service. No liability will be accepted for loss or late
delivery. Pre Qualification documents may also be requested via email and
will be sent free of charge No liability will be accepted for non receipt of

(6) Applicatiops must be submitted at the address indicated in the prequalificatio
documents at THE REVISED DATE OF January 31, 2006. Late applications
shall not be considered. Applications will be opened, in the presence of the
applicant's representative who chose to attend, at the address, date, and time
indicated in the prequalification documents.

(7) The Ministry Of Health will not be responsible for any costs or expenses
incurred by applicants in connection with the preparation or delivery of

(8) In the comparison of applicants only and all those factors, methods, and
criteria specified in section III, Evaluation criteria, will be used, in accordance
with the provisions stipulated in the instructions to applicants.

(9) Applicants will be advised in due course of the result of their applications.
Only applicants pre qualified under this process will be invited to bid under
the International Competitive Bidding for the works.
The Ministry of Health
Health Sector Development Unit
Attn: Executive Director
GPHC Compound
East Street
Georgetown. Guyana
Tel: (592) 226-6222. (592) 226-2425, (592) 225-9287 0900 15,1:0 hrs focaltime
Fax: (592) 225-6559
E-mail: ,.,., ,.:- 3 ...." L e .: .' ir .:.- : .. ,.'g: .,


Lou Rawls

remembered as


musical stylist'
By Joal Ryan
E!Online "People may not know what I'm doing," Lou
Rawls once said, "but they know it's me."
Rawls, the Grammy-winning singer whos-e sm..ok\ gruvwl \% s
instantly recognizable whether on Jdsplai in the disco erj clj--
sic 'You'll Never Find Another Lo\e Like Mine' a Samn Cu.oke
standard. or a Garfield cartoon. died Fnday at Los Angeles hos.
pital He was 72. his publicist't ullice said, and had been hri-
ding brain and lung cancer
Rawls' dlnes< became public Ildder last month during a. curi
bale with his wile Nina Raw 1 tl.uld an Arizona judge that her
husband didn't ha.e long to lI\e From lIs hospital room in Los
Angeles. Rawls told a newspaper. "Don't count me out. brother "
A prolific performer. Rawls" career extended well beyond the
recording booth. He co-starred in a TV series with Datid
Hasselhoff (the Baywatch spinoff. Ba, watch Nights), hosted
annual telethons for the Unnted Negro College Fund, hawked
Busch beer in
and, for good
measure, once
visited Fan-
tasv 'land.
In short.
Ra wls put a
lot of pop into
the. last 40
years of pop
A ret ha
Franklin re-
m --- Rawls, per the
musical sivi-
ist." The
United Negro
College Fund
.noted it had
LOU RAWLS "lost a friend."
The latest
United Negro College Fund telethon, An Evening of Stars, is
scheduled to air nationwide this weekend. And Rawls, as be had
done so many times before, when the fundraiser was called Lou
Rawls' Parade of Stars, is scheduled to appear a feat made pos-
sible by the fact that the special was taped last September.
"Although Lou was ill at the time." Michael L. Lomax.
president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund. said
in a statement, "participating in this UNCF event was some-
thing he wanted to do. Here again, we saw Lou's commit-
ment to helping students advance their dream of a college
Rawls was born in Chicago. Multiple sources place his blrth
year at either 1935 or 1936. but b his pubhcist's count, he would
have been born in 1933. His birthday, all seem to agree, was
December l.)
The career began in earnest in the late 1950s, when Rawls
performed with Cooke as a member of a gospel group. Dttnng a
tour, a bus crash severely inured the young RawlIs. But it didn't
kill him.
"I really got a new life out of that," Rawl said in a biogra-
phy on his Websle. "l saw a lot of reasons to live."
In 1962, RaIls emerged as a solo artist for Capitol Records
- and a key collaborator of Cooke's. Turn up the Nolume on the
Cooke hit 'Bring It on Home to Me" the 'Yeahs' that answer
Cooke's 'Yeahs' are unmistakablN those of Raw Is.
Rawls became a hit-maker in his oiwn nght with collections
such as Soulin', Lou Rawls Live' and. appropriately, Unmislak-
ably Lou. His signature hits included 'Love Is a Hurtln' Thing',
'Dead End Street', 'Your Good Thing (Is About to End.)' "Natu-
ral Man' and.'Lady Love'.
Starting in the 1980s, Rawls enjoyed a lucrative side career
in animation, It began with crooning songs for the Gartield TV
specials. and evolved into a steady gig as the voice of postal
worker Harvey on the Nickelodeon senes, Hey, Arnold'
The career statistics, as compiled by Rawls' own Website,
tell a similar story: More than 75 recorded albuns, five gold-
selling albums, one gold single (1976's "You'll Never Find.. '.
three Grammys and dozens of film and TV credits.
Rawls was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. his wife said
in court last month. The disease spread to his brain in 2005.
Though Lou Rawls had been seeking an annulment from his
wife, whom he wed in 2004. Nina Rawls was said to have been
at the hospital with her husband when he died.
On Rawls" Website Friday morning. there was not yet a men-
tion of his passing just a message of thanks from the then-
ailing entertainer to his well wishers.
In the note, Rawls said he was thinking "good thoughts."
And then he signed off: "Yeah. buddy -Lou"

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The effects of


the soil

THE recent flood along the
coastland of Guyana has im-
pacted tremendously on the
agricultural sector. For some
farmers, agriculture is their
sole source of income genera-
tion for their families. Re-
grouping their livelihood is a
colossal task and would re-
quire much endurance and
One of the most important
lessons learn during the period
of catastrophe was related to the
care of our environment, which
is an important element in the
sustainability of agriculture.
The huge piles of garbage,
drainage systems clogged with
weeds and other obstacles were
noticed and'are evidence of our
irresponsible wastedisposal
systems, excessive usag. of syn-
thetic fertilisers and other chemi-
cals, which have all contributed
to this naturalcatastrophe.
The aftermath ofithe disas-
ter is devastating but as the ad-
age goes 'once there is will,
there is a way'. Many cash.
crops and ornamental plants and
in some areas, even perennial
plants wereunable: to survive
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the harshness of the excessive
During flooded conditions
within half day in warm
weather the average concen-
tration of free oxygen drops to
near zero. Convectional mix-
ing transfers oxygen through
water standing above the soil.
Rice and many marsh plants
can transfer oxygen rapidly
through spongy tissues in
their stem and roots. Conse-
quently, the top most centi-
meter or so of the soil re-
mains aerated. In the aerated
zones, nitrate and sulfur re-
main in their oxidised forms,
and oxidised iron may colour
the soil red. In the rest of the
soil, reductive processes domi-
nate, and the soil becomes
dark colored or in some cases
blue green, the color of fer-
rous salts. At this stage, the
anaerobic microbes take over.
Restricted to fermentation as
their energy source, they de-
compose organic matter partially
so that organic acids, alcohols,
carbon dioxide, methane and hy-
drogen accumulate.
Mineralised nitrogen re-


mains reduced as ammonium,
which becomes a major ex-
changeable cation. Ammonium is
more mobile than in aerobic soil,
because its high concentration in
solution and high water content
allow it to diffuse rapidly.
Manganous and ferrous ions
both increase in concentration in
the soil solution and become im-
portant exchangeable cations,
displacing ammonium and other
ions into solution and enhancing
their availabilities to plants. As
iron oxide is reduced and dis-
solved, the phosphate absorbed
is releases into solution and
made more available to plants.
During flood conditions, the
pH of the soil moves towards
neutrality. If the pH was initially
high, it is lowered by carbonic
acid from trapped carbon diox-
ide. If the pH was initially acid,
it is raised by denitrification.
Apart from soil pH, flood-
ing also corrects other soil prob-
lems such as: P deficiency, cat-
ion deficiencies, water stress and
weed competition. It also allows
nitrogen release from organic
matters at C/N rations that
would be too high for aerobic

WINNE SMs Janice Beete(left) and Ms Jaswantie Sawh (right) flank Kei-Shar's Ladies
.Department SuipervisQr Ms Andrea Percival.

"-GEORGETOWN Hospital nurse, Ms. Janice Beete has won the Kei-Shar's Klassic Klips all-
expenses paid weekend trip for two to Trinidad..
The -35-year old nurse, who works in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit won the prize after the
"drawing last month..Second prize winner is Ms. Jaswantie Sawh of Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara: She
w won membership for one year at Buddy's Gym, while Camille Stanford of Cummings Street, Alberttown,
-Georgeton, won the third prize of a weekend trip for two to Shanklands Rainforest Resort.
The promotion at every Kei-Shar's Ladies Department began in July last year and ended in
December. Every month, three winners were drawn and they shared $60 000 in prizes. According
to. Kei-Shar's, the winners were also invited to'model in outfits from the store.

soil and encourages nitrogen fixa-
tion by blue green and anaerobic
bacteria. Most crops cannot ex-
ploit these benefits because they
cannot maintain an aerobic rhizo-
sphere or are sensitive to anaerobic
microbiological products.
Clay soils will tend to be-
come more compacted as a result
of flooding. Consequently, it is
advisable to add organic manures
to the upper 15 cm of the soil,
which will aid in the soil becom-
ing looser and prevent crusting.
Soils that tend to crust will not
allow fqr good seed germination
and entry of water.
It was also noticeable that
the earthworm population was
decimated by the flood. Earth-
worms are important in many
ways. They help to turn or-
ganic matters into compost
and let air into the soil. When
there are lots of earthworms,
this shows that the soil is good
condition. It will be necessary
for-farmers to reintroduce
earthworms into their farms.

Repairs have started on th
picture attest While the sc
Backlands.on a shift system
from St Agnes will be scho

IICLE January 8,2006 15


Minister Nokta

to visit today
HEAVY and persistent rainfall over the
past few days in Region Two
(Pomeroon/Supenaam) has left nearly
all farms on both banks of the Pomeroon River
flooded and under about four feet of water.
Farmers told the Chronicle that they had not expenmnced
such floodining years. According to report., excessive W3aler from
rainfall is constantly flowmng into the farms from the savannah,
hiuch are located aback of the farms.
Farmers also told the Chronicle that after r is flow ing
over a dam that was built under the Poor Rural Coimmunjt)
Support Services Programme (PRCSSP) project to protect
farms from flooding at Grant Macedonia. A canal was also
dug to drain about 300 acres of fertile land, but the because
of the high level of water in the savannahs, the entire
project is now flooded.
The mouth of the Pomeroon River is also silted up.
As a result of the situation, Minister of Local
Government and Regional Development, Mr. Harripersaud
Nokta is scheduled to visit the Pomeroon today to inspect
the flooded farms.
And according to Region Two Vice-Chairman, Mr.
Vishnu Samaroo, the regional administration is currently
in discussions with the government pertaining to assistance
for those farmers affected by the flood. (Rajendri

EXECUTIVE Director, Mr. Vibert Parvatan (left) and Human Resource Manager, Ms. Laleta Panday, with the lucky employees
who won prizes.

i am a

AS AN expression of
appreciation to the staff,
LaparkanFogarty's organisedan
internal competition over the
Christmas season.
Running parallel to the
U-Turn to be a millionaire
promotion which precluded,

staff involvement, employees
of the company entered a
competition with purchases
of $3,000.
The drawing took place
on December 31, 2005 and
presentation to the winners
Swas done on Thursday last by

. Executive Director, Mr. Vibert
Gift vouchers totalling
$825,000 were given to 30
employees from various
The first prize was won by
Ms. Paula De Antonia of the

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SSt. Agnes Primary School on Church Street, Georgetown as these Cullen Bess Nelson
hool is being repaired, pupils will be taught at the Enterprise Primary School in D'Urban
n. Enterprise Primary students will attend school from 8:00 h to 13:00 h, while students
)led from 13:15 h to 1;:15 l. ,

supermarket who received
Ms. Ingrid Abrams of the
Household Department copped
the second prize of $50,000 in
gift certificates.
There were also 30
consolation prizes
winners who received
$20,000 each.

A iP We launch ourselves traditionally each new Year with bold
-. resolutions, projections and convictions that we must then
strive to reach and fulfill, our goals at Nigel's Supermarket
-. are centered on the levels of satisfaction that the voices of the '
X buying public demand, levels that envelope a product line of
t jlocl and imported groceries and merchandise of proven
Standards at reasonable costs.
, You our loyal customers expect the best of service and
.' -considerations of gratitude for your consistent support that is
S -why in recognition of your anticipations we go the extra mile
S r. to meet your expectations of adequate accommodations,
]q"7.latmosphere and floor receptiveness to your needs. Our give
back programmes are all part of cultivating the 'family'
relationship between Nigel's Supermarket and our loyal and
valued customers, and we look forward to the deepening of
that relationship during 2006, even as we reiterate our
sincerest gratitude for your support to all our customers,
S :- friends, well wishers, and their loved ones in this New Year.

Our special thanks must be extended unequivocally to our
Bankers; The National Bank of Industry and Commerce for
their faith, patience and unflinching support over the years. To
ur hard working staff, managers, suppliers and our fraternity
of Associates we extend our best wishes for health, purpose .l .
and prosperity in 2006.

F iBmo nigodWels isu m2000.nal
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Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission
The Caribbean Court of Justice

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons in
the CARICOM region to fill the following positions in the
Caribbean Court of Justice

(Salaries are quoted in U.S. currency and are free of tax)

Facilities Manageri

The Facilities Manager will be responsible for administrative and
advisory professional work in the maintenance of the Courts


S Responsible for the planning, design and
implementation and management of all elements of a
-maintenance management system for the Court
--1 Responsible for the development of preventative
maintenance programmes for the plant and equipment of
the Court
0 Makes recommendations for the purchase of plant and
equipment replacement parts and otheritems necessaryfor
the proper maintenance of the Courts building.
Monitors. and supervises all janitorial and technical
maintenance contracts
Manages the maintenance of the Courts assets including
Prepares cost estimates and tender documents and
0 Schedules maintenanceprogrammes
Creates maintenance quality standards
I Responsible for quality control
Prepares annual, quarterly and monthly maintenance plans
Prepares scopes of work and implementation schedules for
all remedial and development projects
S Creates and maintains an electronic equipment history
record system
I Liaises with the relevant agencies of the countryofthe seat
of the Court

The Candidate should possess

0 A Degree or Diploma in Engineering or Management,
0 Formal training and certified expertise in strategic thinking
0 Formal training in performance measurement
Formal training and certification in project management and
I Formal training in operations management
E Theabilitytowork inateam
I Demonstrated ability and experience in planning and
Strong estimating and costing skills
I Extensive knowledge in building and/or building services
I Extensive knowledge of modern maintenance

Or anyrelevant combination of training and experience

$3000. per month

Court Library Assistant


Provides library support services including materials
ordering and processing, data entry, shelving and
collection maintenance, serials maintenance, loose-leaf
filing and photocopying.
Prepares the CurrentAwareness Bulletin and other Library
Assists with the provision ofreference/information services
to library clientele utilizing both print and electronic

Required Knowledge. Skills andAbilities
Good computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and
Internet searching;
Knowledge and understanding of law libraries and legal
Knowledge of automated library information management
Good oral and written communication skills;
Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and
time-management.skills with strong attention to detail;
I Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in response
to varying time pressures;
Ability to exercise sound judgment and to work both
independently and co-operatively.

The Candidate should possess:
An undergraduate Degree and at least two years' work
experience in a library preferably a law library;


AnAssociate Degree, LibraryAssistant/Technician certificate with
at leastthree years of library experience preferablyin a law library.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Online searching experience using commercial databases such
as Lexis/Nexis and Westlawwill be an asset. Experience in the
use oflnmagic DB/Textfor Libraries is highly desirable.

$1600. permonth

All applications should be addressed to:
The Secretary
Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission
5" Floor, UTC Financial Centre
82 Independence Square, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Deadline: Friday,January20,2006
Application forms which are available at the office of the
Commission or at the Court's website at
www.caribbeancourtofiustice.orq. should accompany the
applicants letter of application and curriculum vitae

Tel. No. 623-2225 Ext. 241tl

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged


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intensity rainfall are expected over inland and interior locations.
WAVES: Slight to moderate reaching about 1.1 metres in open
WINDS: Will vary between the northeast and east at 2 to 6
metres per second, gusting to 15 metres per second moderate/
heavy showers.
HIGH TIDE: 11:14 h at2.54m
LOW TIDE: 04:34 h at 1.14m and 14:42 h at 1.01m
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Luxurious and elegant
accommodation for diplomats and
overseas visitors. Tel: 615-9236 or

ARE you lonely, need
friendship, companionship,
conversations for adults? Then
call 900-8258, 900-8259.

USED and reconditioned
vehicles as low as $350 000
for sale by owner. Call for 192
Carinas, Corollas, AE 170,
Hilux, CRV. etc. Tel. 900-8258.

INDIAN Mehandi bridal
make over, herbal and gold skin
treatment. Contact Annie 225-

INDRA'S Beauty Salon, 122
Oronoque Street, for cold wave,
straightening, facial. manicure.
scalp treatment and design on
nails. Also Beauty Culture
available. Tel. 227-1601.
COSMETOLOGY is now offering
special 3-month Cosmetology
package which begins on January
9. 2006. Also evening courses in
Airbrushing. Acrylic Nails.
ei.t,,'ir..- Basic & Advance Hair
C,.i.r,, Tel. 226-2124 or visit
at 211 New Market Street, North

CONTROL our income
working from home filling
100 envelopes for US$500
or more weekly. For
information, send stamped
self-addressed envelope to
Nathaniel Williams, PO
Box 12154 Georgetown,

225-5699; 617 PARIKA,
TEL: 260-4451.

EXPERT computer
repairs, maintenance.
upgrades and cr.stom-built
PCS done at your home/
office, 24 hours. # 626-8911.
231-7650 Genius
COMPUTER Repairs, Sales &
Services Call Kersting's
Computer Repairs & Sales
Centre @ 227-8361, 618-
8283. Home & Office Services
available. 24 hrs.

TURN your flair for fashion
into an exciting career/hobby.
Call Sharmie Shaw (Sharmila)
LEARN to sew
professionally, lye-dying,
batik, curtains, bed covers.
painting, etc. Experienced
professional tutor for many
years. K- ii:-; -,-- Fashion.
Call 225 *
JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate.
Advance Dressmaking. Fabric
Designing (Tie-dye, Batik.
Painting. etc.). Decorative
Cushions. Designing Curtains.
Bedroom E:- ;n. Soft
Furnishing :. . Floral
S Craft. Caike
S ,3 Barr S: Kit'V

time CXC, CAT and ACCA
Classes. Registration daily
from 3 pm -LBI, ECD. Tel:
220-4986, 613-7220.
NAIL Tipping/designing,
and pedicuring courses.
Register now, pay only $4
500 per course. Call
Michelle 227-7342, 222-
Full-time classes from Nursery
to Secondary, also evening
classes for all ages.
Registration only from 8 am to
5 pm. Tel. 220-3804/641-
8764. 12 Kersaint Park. LBI.


Register now!!
225-3364/ 225-4657

ATTENTION parents/
guardians BSI is offering
reading classes to children 7
years and older. Small class
size, individual attention
guaranteed. Call 227-8143,
Mon. Thursday 9.30 am to
4.30 pm.
all your extra lesson needs.
Maths, English. Bio, Chem..
Phy.. P.O.A., P.O.B. & O.A. -
$1 500 per subject. Special
package for CXC students. 96
Sheriff & Bonasika Streets.
Section 'K'. Campbellville.
Tel. 223-8928.
time, afternoon, evening and
weekend classes CXC subjects
offered are P.O.A, P.O.B.,
O.A., English A, Maths and all
Science subjects. COST PRE
SUBJECT $1 000. Visit us at
Croal and King Sts. Call 227-
7627. 647-9434, 611-4997.
Registration on going for full-
time and evening classes from
Nursery through Primary to
Secondary, eight years of
excellence. Join hundreds of
successful candidates now at
three campuses. Main 11
Vryheid's Lust Public Road,
ECD, Annex 22 Atlantic
Gardens, ECD. 3' Campus 21
Kissoon Street, Better Hone
North (Pump Road). Call 220-





Locol and Canadian Diplomio
Computer Repairs. MS i-
Computerised Accounting,
I. 1 lnte 0 iet/ nill,
Corel Dra etc.
,.r and
Weekend cinases

58 il.j: '.

T\i o e!' 225-1 ,I

AGENCY. Need an employee
or a job? Visited us at 37 Croal
Street, Stabroek, G/town. Tel.
227-3339, 225-9020. 625-

BOB Cat rental.
Levelling, grading, filling and
developing of land also
landscaping. Call: 626-7127.

HERBAL treatments. Scarpotic
itch, ulcer, back pain, gal! stone,
sexual problems, pile, cold,
stoppage of water, internal
cleaning, many more. Appointment
- 220-7342609-1308.

MINIBUS to hire for airport
drops and outings. Reasonable
prices. Call 226-6603.

WIDE selection of
Novels, Romance, Mystery,
Horrors, Magazines, Enid
Blyton. Fairy Tales & other
Children books, Comics,
Informative & Educational
books. Register Now.
Juliette's Book Library. 223-

MOTORING "you train to pass".
Tel. 227-1063, 226-7874. 642-
ENROL at Shalom Driving
School, 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek. You could also obtain
an International Driving Permit.
Call 227-3869. 622-8162, 611-

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.

NOTICE that there will be
publicly sold to the highest
idder at the Vreed-en-Hoop
Magistrate's Court Yard on
Friday, 16"' December, 2005 the
following: One brown two-
burner gas stove with gas
Plaintiff Writ No. 4/2004: -and-
ONIKA MARTIN, Defendant..
Term of Sale Cash. Plus 3%
Auction Sale Duty. Sita Ramlal,
NOTICE that there will be
publicly sold to the highest
idder at the Vreed-en-Hoop
Magistrate's Court Yard on
Friday, 16" December, 2005 the
following: One seven-seater
circle suite, coloured. One
coloured carpet, one 4-burner
gas stove with gas cylinder.
Writ No. 1/2005: -and- YVONNE
MORRISON, Defendant. Term
of Sale Cash Plus 3% Auction
Sale Duty. Sita Ramlal,

MAKE new friends. Enjoy
picnics, r'" "- etc
For r .. Club
Xanadu" i
MEET frnen- coi 'moanio
pen ais ioni : tern
reiatlonishp 'arrniagces hook-
up dates, c',t fien-d f'ron
USA Caioda UK a

SINGLE African American
man seeks single Guyanese
woman age 30 40 yrs. Send
details about self to Michael
Boykins, 157-E 96 St. Apt. 2F
Bklyn., NY- 11212, USA. Tel. #
LIBRARY and The Junior/Senior
Singles Dating Service 18 -
80 yrs. wishes to inform its
members and clients that GT&T
has restored service to the
affected West Ruimveldt area.
Sorry for any in convenience
caused. Call or visit us for
registration now. Tel. 223-8237,
Mon. Fri. 8.30 am 5 pm.
Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
East Indian male who describes
himself as honest, decent. non-
alcoholic and non-smoker seeks
pen friends between the ages of
0 & 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

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.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property when
you are away. 226-9410.


.,ive, Wo:-k, Visit r:
Study itn Canada.
Canaada: 41 (-43 1-8845,
,,, ,'-. 225-1540

WE rent or sell your property
at reasonable rates. Call
Rochelle at Cluster Marketing on
Tel. 609-8109. anytime.
for appliances repairs -
washers, dryers, microwaves,
stoves, deep fryers, etc Call
622-4521. 218-0050.
KITCHEN cupboards,
closets, etc. can be made to order
in any design colour guaranteed
workmanship over 30 vrs
experience. Call 233-2770. '
HOSTING from $4.35
month! Transfer your domain
and get free 1 year extension
plus free e-mail, A/C. Exclusive
web design, sell online
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/223-

FEMALES & Males to work
at Car Wash. Call 231-1786/
ONE Driver to work with
between 6 am and 1 pm, Mon.
- Fri. Tel. 227-6270. 225-
stil:n machine operators. Must
know to put pieces together Cali
hiv' a < ea tanpt pC!ersonal:ly
with references Teo
0 1 for further
nformrn a t! no i
1 DAY-CARE Assistant 1
person hef t J'an 12 20,0 C
;o 2?.7 ,r':il),(_ & 'C hu irlf, Sis .

1 HANDYMAN between
the :. 13 and 21 yrs. of
age -',.'i th references.
Tel. "
T e l.. .... *: .
vacancies exist for full-time
teachers from Nursery to
Secondary also one Head
Teacher. Tel. 220-3804/641-
ONE experienced
Salesgirl (age 20 25) and
one Salesman, Delivery Clerk
(age 21 28) Apply in person
at Clippers Salon, 200 Camp
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
SALES Clerks must have
A' i,- of Maths and
2 yrs working
experience. Apply in person wit
written application to Lens.
Sheriff & Fourth Streets. C/viile.
Technician (female), 3 CXCs
necessary. Accommodation
and all necessities provided
(6 months training).
telephone 227-0928, 616-
5568 (Miss Dhanpaul).'
VACANCIES exist for
Cooks, Assistant Cooks.
Counter Staff (to work day &
night shift) and Bar person (to
work night) Barman trainee.
Send application to 228
Camp Street, North
Cummingsburg, Georgetown.
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-
Qualification: 5 CXC.
including Accounts.
Experience will be an asset.
Apply in person to:
LIMITED, 30 Friendship, East
Bank Demerara, between the
hours of 1 pm and 4 prm.
A reputable financial
company is seeking sales
representatives to market their
products. Call 622-0307 or
address applications. To Unit
Manager, 133 Church St..
South Cummingsburg. G/
town. Attractive
A reputable job
replacement agency is
looking for domestics.
sales erks, telephone
operators. waitresses,
electricians, carpenters.
painters, labourers, girls to
work interior, sales
representatives, drivers.
nannies, etc. Call Eyeful 900-
8258, 900-8259.
ONE F,=m-l O"ice
-- ir, t r,,- 1. of
i i ",, F ,E I .i- ',,.: be
Computer i, -i .T. oe
between ages 18 and 30.
'- rir-ihs and4
.I .i L.:rson w dth
S . and 2
references'to Lens. Sheriff
J F-. 11 Streets.
C G... . i G/town.
IBC has vacancies for one
full-time IT Teacher with SBA
experience, Geography
Teacher, one part-time Inte-
Sc. Teacher for lower forms.
Please send application and
Tel # 225-2397 or 223-7210.
Rewarding career exists for fu!-
time teachers in the Nursery.
Primary and Secondary
Especially for
,," History. Geograoly
a r -- i. . ... T i . a t
C -E ': .. .
to' The Director of
P at 11 Vryheid's Lust
Public R;oad. ECD. Caii 220-
Qualifications' 5 CXi
Matherm a cs .e' F r : ; c s
iclusive 3 &s:b.^cs.

Minimum 2 ,ycars i" a Sin n a"
o[I A T Cr'
F rend .... y 1r, Lim,. '

RESIDENTIAL lot- 130' x
60 on a corner in S4.8M. Tel.
227-4040, 611-3866, 628-
ONE house lot at Ocean
View Drive. Ruimzeight
Gardens, Ruimzeight, WCD.
Contact tel. 267-2348.
ONE plot of land: 70 x 110
at Diamond, EBD (New
Scheme), middle-income. Tel:
225-9092, 643-2299.
PRIME commercial land
for sate 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street. Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
- 89 ft by 152 ft. Price S25M.
Call 612-0349.
LAND situate at east of
Win sor Forest Cricket Ground,
c:---7;-nr an area of 2-422 of
- E. s. acre. Call 220-9675
HOUSE lots for sale at
Friendship. EBD. Contact Bro.
Noah at Frst Federation Building.
Tel: 223-5190/220-1041/611-
TWO transported adja-
cent lots in Earl's Court, LBI
18 080 so ft total. Please tele-
phone 623-7438 between 6-8am
and 8-10pm for details.
HAPPY Acres, Oleander
Gardens. Land Of Canaan,
EBD. Supply, EBD, Vreed-en-
Hoop. WCD. Robb Street,
Church Street. 225-0776, 227-
0464, 624-8234.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme- House
tot for sale, near the public
road. Prime location, 2 miles
from VHoop Stelling. Tel. #
225-7670 or 254-0397.
bui-dtngs. ripe for
redevelopment, located in
Lai~uo St. Queenstown,
Georgetown, between
Oronocue and New Garden
Sts. Lot size 8,720 sq ft. Only
serious offers will be considered
ercelIe@' or Tel.
CAMP ST S8M. Diamond
- SSM. Happy Acres 14 500
sc "' S18M. Happy Acres -
Ssq ft. $91M, Be Air Park -
$45M. Courida Park, 112' x 130',
Grove H/Scheme S900 000,
Lam.aha Gdns S7M,
Madawini, Soesdyke. EBD -
160 x 140 S15M. Friendship,
EBD 60 x 350 S14M. Eccles
Pub.'c Road S23M. South R!
veldt S5.5M. Blankenburg for
far. 400 acres S150 000 per
acre. Blankenburg 17 houses
iots S15M, Queenstown 19
house ots S80M, Queenstown
S232M, Eccles. industrial 17
f.r f p. S23M, Yarrawkabra
-- 100 x 200 S900
uture Homes Realty -
227-4 40. 628-0796.611
-Have Faith in Christ. today".
227-1988, 623-6431. 270-
4470- Email:
S40M. Oronoque St. $7M,
Brickdam $25M,
Cam beflville sl- SM,
D'Andrade Street $3.5M,
Durncan/Garnett Sts. S12M,
Kittv S12M. Subrvanville -
S15M, Regent St. $30M. Be!
Air V iage S5M. EAST BANK:
Dsamond S44M. Friendship -
S2M. Grove $6.5M,
Cont.rental Park S12M. WEST
BANK: Canal S2.5M EAST
COAST: Atlantic Gardens S7M/
S 5 5M. Annandale (South)
- 2.5M, Bladen Hall (front)
52'. CShateau Ma'at S11M.
C.-ane Park 2 5M. Dr
Sr'el inex :r Bakew.eill
,*~ i. 300 x '0I Earis Court
: -0 800 Es ft S6M
S- ; ile Par:-. 8 '* 2/ 54M1
i Acres 58a: 5M Imax
Ga :e' s S1 5M, Lus gnan -
' Resso.:venr $22M
".;-a"a c-ony S70M Oieander
5 Estatei '. T niumphi:
-$7:: P-il

BEAUTY SALON PP". -- FOR SALE .: .. ONAL ; .\;: "t
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Enterprise Gardens size 50
ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-3955,
HOPE. EBD public road
to river bank for ships
warehouse, active 2-storey
onprl business $12.5M
i0 :-i 000). Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
acres 1 800 ft/8 000 ft. Ideal
wharf access Essequibo River -
$100 000 per acre. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:

ONE 3- bedroom top flat
in Happy Acres. ECD. Tel. 220-
PHONE: 227-0928.
FOR overseas visitors -
furnished flats. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
SHOP to rent 48 Princes
and Russell Sts. Phone 226-
6603 up to 6 pm.
2-BEDROOM cottage
at 799 Westminster, Canal
#1, WBD. Contact # 615-
business apartments in G/town
from $35 000. Tel. 225-7131.
FULLY furnished 1-
bedroom house. 79 Atlantic
Gdns., ECD. Call 220-6060,
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
ussell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.........
FOUR-bedroom house
at 47 Trotman St.,Golden
Grove. ECD. Contact
phone # 277-3567.
bedroom house US$500 per
month. Call 227-3546 or 609-
East Coast Dem. Unfurnished,
vacant possession. Tel. 220-
ROOM to rent.
Preferably single male, non
smoker. Tel. 222-5541. 9 am
& 6 pm, Mon. Fri.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
TO rent one bottom flat
2-bedroom at 34 Delhi Street,
Prashad Nagar. No agent
required. Call 220-3938.
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
apartment, fully grilled for
decent single working girl. Call
227-3450 between 6 pm and
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212.
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.
A&R Real Estate & Auto
Sales 222-4781, 618-0025,
(2) two-bedroom apt., grilled,
parking telephone in G/town -
't;2 000.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville, G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677.
ONE two-flat dwelling
house containing 2 bedrooms,
North East La Penitence. $38
000 pei month. Contact Tel.
No. 227-6285.
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
bedroom top flat. D'Urban St. -
$65 000. electricity and water
included. Parking available.
Call 231-5304.

tEivi rurnisnea resiaeniuai
family property. Big Gardens.
Secure, hot/cold, a/c room. All
self-contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
LARGE clean 2 -bedroom
lower flat Eccles, fully grilled, etc.
Professional/overseas visitors only -
$30 monthly exclusive. Phone 233-
ONE, two, three & four-bedroom
apartments from US$400 US$1
500. Short & long term.
Queenstown, Georgetown. Tel.
NEW one-bedroom
apartment unfurnished $25
000 monthly single, couple,
students. Mr. Lall, 84 Craig St.,
Campbellville. Tel. 223-1410.
ONE large self-contained
two-bedroom apartment fully
grilled, telephone, overhead
water, etc. at 4th Street,
Cummings Lodge. Call 222-
EXECUTIVE house, 2-
storeyed concrete fully
furnished, A/C, bath tub, etc.
Guysuco Housing Scheme
(Turkeyen). Tel. 611-0315,
building in Kitty, suitable for
1 HOUSE in Nandy Park,
semi-furnished, master bedroom,
2 toilets. 2 baths, 4 rooms, well-
fenced. & grilled US$550 per
month. Call 227-5500, 72027.
ONE furnished two-bedroom
bottom flat fully meshed and
grilled in convenient location -
55 000. Call 227-2136 or 623-
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
bottom flat with toilet/bath, light
and running water $33 000
(couple only), 154 Middle Road,
La Penitence. Tel. 227-0328.
2-BEDROOM furnished
apartment (2) bathrooms, A/C,
hot and 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.
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-
rooms 1-bedroom apt. and
shared house for single UG
students. Cumming Lodge, Bel
Air Village, as low as $15 000 -
$20 000. Call 900-8258, 900-
8259, 900-8260, 900-8261, 900-
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,
ALBERTTOWN bottom flat,
unfurnished; Prashad Nagar -
seven rooms, two-storey,
unfurnished US$1 000 and
others $45 000 US$2 500.
Roberts Realty- First Federation
Life Bldg, 227-7627 Office, 227-
3768- Home, 644-2099 Cell.
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, 233-5322.
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
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
PRIME business location
situated at Vreed-en-Hoop.
P BD suitable for office, clinic,
Internet Cafe, private school.
etc. Tel: 264-2694/225-6430,
Monday Saturday.

FURNISHED rooms and one
two-bedroom apartment-
unfurnished, with inside toilet &
bath Bachelor's Adventure,
ECD. Tel: 270-1214 (Gloria).
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.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apartment
with parking space to rent. Suitable
for overseas visitors on short term
basis. Tel. # 226-5137/227-1843.

S s"' s- (Geirto;i'. A/C

FOR overseas guests house,
furnished flats, rooms, house and
apartment. Self -contained and AC.
Contact C & S Night Club. Tel. 227-
3128, cell 622-7977.
KITTY 3-bedroom top flat
- $50 000, Ogle 1-bedroom
house by it self $28 000 neg.,
Nandy Park 2-bedroom $42
000 $50 000. Contact Mr.
Boodhoo 613-6674, 661-3361,
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/
Furnished and unfurnished
bottom and top flats and apt. and
rooms suitable for students,
expatriates, professionals, low
income families, single, etc.
Prices as low as $30 000. Call
us for your low income apt. &
flats and houses in Georgetown,
East Bank. East Coast and West
Coast. Call 900-8258, 900-8259,
900-8260, 900-8261. 900-8262.
Furnished and unfurnished 1-
bedroom apt. suitable for single
professional male, females as
low as $35 000. Call 900-8258,
900-8259, 900-8260. 900-8261,
HAVE you been looking for
an apt. for the longest while at a
rate of $20 $25 000? Then call
us at Eyeful. Apt., homes as low
as $15 000. Call 900-8258.
900-8259, 900-8260, 900-8261,
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.
Montrose: One 2-storey
building. Upper flat:
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 flat $30 000. Lower flat
- $20 000. Tel. 220-5439 or
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. Counda 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/viNle
- US$900.
bedroom, furnished t' 1r
BEL AIR PARK: 4-bedroom
unfurnished with pool and lawn
tennis court US$2 800 and
another 4-bedroom partly
furnished US$2 000.
QUEENSTOWN: Very nice 4-
bedroom partly furnished US$1
Huge 6-bedroom beautiful
mansion on an acre of pleasant
. ..,, .. unfurnished USS3
.. ..- etc. OFFICES: Main.
Middle, Church and Robb
Streets. Call 226-7128. 615-

furnished Century Palm Gdns.
US$800 1,600 sq. ft, office
space i-.' -i -.. US$1,600;
(800sq. i, :!; :pace-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.
our past, present and future
valued customers. New Year's
Special Sec. 'K', fully
furnished US$1 200, Bel Air
Park, 2 houses both fully
furnished, flood free, excellent
location and security US$1
200 US$1 400, Eccles 4-
bedroom unfurnished, 'AA'
Section US$1 000, Eccles -
newly furnished 3-bedroom top
flat, big screen TV, washing
machine and more US$600.
Please call Mr. Boodhoo 613-
6674, 661-3361, 233-2968.
Exclusive executive homes.
Suitable for the diplomatic
society and businessman. All
executives houses apt. Bel Air
Gardens US$2 500, Kingston
US$2 000, Subryanville -
US$2 500, Bel Air Springs -
US$2 000, Eccles US$1 500,
Bel Air Park US$1 500,
Queenstown US$2 000, Bel
Air Springs US$1 500. Courida
Park US$2 500, Le
Ressouvenir US$3 000, Happy
Acres US$2 500, UG Gardens
US$2 500. Call 592-642-8725.
www:, Email:,
Agent Christopher Goodridge.
RESIDENCES via Turkeyen,
Happy Acres, Subryanville,
Queenstown, P/Nagar & Bel Air
Gardens. These properties are
all detached and available
unfurnished to furnished. Prices
range from US$800 up.
Apartments via Queenstown,
Subryanville, P/Nagar and
more. Prices range from $50
000 up. Office space via North
Rd., Camp St., Croal St., New
Market St., Hadfield St. and
more. Warehouse space also
available in sizes ranging from
600 sq'. ft. up. Pete's Real
Estate Co. Lot 2 George St., G/
town. Tel. 226-5546, 226-9951,
E m a i
KITTY $40 000, C/ville -
$50 000, Georgetown $50
Kingston, furnished US$1
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.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988. 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
'Have a peaceful Xmas &
Prosperous 2006"
(office/residence) US$2 500.
New Haven US$700, New
Garden US$600. Bel Air Park
US$1 800/US$2 000,
Queenstown US$2 000/US$1
000/US$1 500/US$800,
Subranville US$1 000, Kitty
: US$.750 (F/F), New Market -
$80 000, Carmichael St. $60
000, Caricom/GuySuCo
Gardens US$1 500,
Campbellville US$2 000.
EAST BANK: Eccles 'AA' (F/F)-
US$2 000/US$1 500 (S/F).
Republic Park US$2 000.
EAST COAST: Atlantic Gardens
--- US$2000/US$1000/US$500.
Happy Acres US$2 000/US$1
200/US$500, Le Ressouvenir -
US$2 500, Earls Court (LBI) -
$100 000, BV $50 000. Imax
Gardens (whole house $50
000. OFFICES: Central
Georgetown USS4 000.
Queenstown US$2 000, Sheriff
- US$1 500, Subryanville -
US$1500, North Road USSI
000, North Road $50 000.
Prices negotiable plus properties
from $3M S600M.

BRICKDAM, east of GT&T
Price $23M neg. Phone 225-
situated at Lot '4 Hutsonville,
EBD. Call 227-6202 or 623-
1 HOUSE lot with 4 houses:
Persons interested please call 333-
2420 Price negotiable.
CANAL NO. 2, North Section
- 3-bedroom house (concrete &
wood). Tel. 263-5739
BUSHY Park. EBE sawmill
- large river front. perfect for
deep harbour. Tel: 223-5586.
Arcadia. Price $2.3M
negotiable. Contact Wayne cell
39 GORDON St., Kitty (front
lot) concrete and wooden house
3 bedrooms. Contact 644-1095.
One-storey wooden property,
290 Croal St., Enterprise, ECD.
Price neg. Contact No. 220-
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price negotiable.
Call: 223-4938.
ONE going business premises;
one secured beautifully tiled office;
one three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tel:
HOUSE & land Foulis
Agriculture Road. Nandy Park,
Craig. Tel. 220-5707 & 266-
STATION Street, Kitty -
$8.5M neg.; 0.68 acres land at
Yarrawkabra, Soesdyke, Linden
Highway; Hardina Street $3M.
Call Albert 223-5204.
ONE house and land
located at 65A Fifth Street,
Alberttown. For more
information, call # 624-6574,
4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot) -
$18M neg. Contact 227-6204.
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56 Section
D Cumberland, East Canje phone,
electricity, etc. Price neg. Tel. 628-
5264, 339-2678.
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.
Queenstown $13M, business
place $10M, Montrose $5M
and Industry $5M. K. S.
RAGHUBIR Agency. Office:
225-0545, 614-5212.
C/VILLE 6 bedrooms, 4
bathrooms, 2 kitchens, suites (2)
families, property investor,
land 48' x 141', worth
viewing. Mrs. Y. Wilson 226-
2650, 229-2566.
Mc DOOM Public Road; La
Penitence Public Road (w
bldgs); Bagotstown 3-storey
concrete on double lot near to
Harbour Bridge. 225-0776, 227-
0464, 624-8234.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Bel Air
Park, Ruimzeight Gardens,
Crane Highway and Old Road
Junction, WCD. 225-0776, 227-
0464, 624-8234.
Street, Regent Road, South
Road (4 buildings), Church St.,
Vreed-en-Hoop. Leonora (3
buildings), Vlissengen Road,
Ruby Highway 2 miles before
Parika. 225-0776, 227-0464,
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Properties for sale AA Eccles -
$35M, Le Ressouvenii $60M,
Sec K C/ville $21M ?/Nagar
-$12M $35M. Prado \ le, Ogle
- $35M, Lamaha Gdns $47M,
Bel Air Gdns. US$530 000,
Station St., Kitty $23M. UG
Gdns. -$55M. US$1 3M. Ogle
Front, Air Strip Road $75M,
New Providence $651 $75M,
Bel Air Gdns $36M, iuth R/
veldt $11M. C/ville $15M,
New Garden St. $52i Hotel -
South USS2M, Carrr ael St.
- $35M -$80M, Mahaic -$13M,
Meadow Brook Gdns $18M,
Agricola. EBD $4N Kitty -
$10M $65M. Nor Road,
Alexander Village, fi house.
A/C, S23M, South Ro -$20M.
S55M. Annanda!e 53.5M.
Regent St $40M. U 1 5M.

ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street Phone 223-1529
2-storey, 8-bedroom
residence. Ideal for taxi,
Internet/general business -
$13.5M, USS67 000.
Ederson's -226-5496.
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vacant new 2-storey
concrete property on '/% acre
land 3-bedroom. 2 toilets,
2 baths $15M. US$75 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
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Turkeyen two-storeyed 3-
bedroom concrete property.
Recently built, fully tiled,
large land space, etc. Price
- 17.2M neg. Ideal for
diplomats. Call 231-5304.
UG ROAD one-year-
old two-storeyed concrete
building well-designed,
with going business. Also
2-bedroom apartments,
studio apartments, office
spaces. Serious enquiries
only. Call: 222-6510/222-
ONE two-storey wooden
and concrete 4- bedroom
house, South Ruimveldt
Gardens Contact Ronald on
662-5033 or Samantha on
624-1370. No reasonable
offer refused. Vacant
2- B E D R OOM
bungalow concrete house
with half downstairs
concrete fence, grilled
gate. Reduced from -
$8.5M to $7.5M. Must be
sold. Owner leaving. Mon
Repos. ECD. Tel. 621-
0004, 625-6821 or 615-
Stabroek $75M (corner lot),
South Cummingsburg-
$28M Bus./Res., South
Ruimveldt, Newtown and
others. Home & Estate
Marketing Services 225-
3006, e-mail
$17M, Queenstown $16M,
Enterprise Gardens new
almost finished- $5.5M, Bel
Air Park, Republic Park,
Eccles, South Ruimveldt,
Happy Acres. Brickdam -
$45M, others. MENTORE/
SINGH REALTY 225-1017,
ONE three-storey building
- 33 000 sq. ft. at Parika. Ideal
for Hotel, Store, Hospital 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.
NJ,.: Extra land to extend
building or new one.
residential South Park -
Aubrey Barker Road,
double, Atlantic Ville, North
Ruimveldt, Kitty, Sheriff
Street, Camp Street and
others. Prices ranging from
- $6.5M $100M. Roberts
Realty First Federation
Life Bldg, 227-7627 -
Office, 227-3768 Home,
644-2099 Cell.
nice 8-bedroom mansion (6
are self-contained) with
large swimming pool. 2
living rooms, 2 dining
rooms, 2 kitchens, maid's
quarters, really the total
works. US$1M. Check it out
and make your offer and
lots more all over. Call 226-
7128. 615-6124 ABSOLUTE
REALTY. "The home of
better bargains".
ONE two-flat wooden
building and transported
land. back house in good
condition. Agricola $10M.
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- S6.6M.
Wills Real Estate 227-
2612. 627-8314.

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American Modern
Home A/C. Jacuzzi.
imported hot/cold water

vacant 3-storey, 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion. Ideal
foreign mission $50M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496.
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Commercial, residential
buildings for sale, rent -
Regent St., Robb St., North
Rd., etc. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
overseas vacant possession 3-
storey steel/concrete building
Georgetown, business centre if
divided by 40 mini malls,
monthly income $5M
average. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
vacant 2-storey, 6-bedroom
building, on double lot to build
another house $3.7M, US$17
000 neg. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
NEWTOWN, Kitty- front
concrete/wooden 6-bedroom
back, 4-bedroom with toilet and
bath kitchen $9M, US$45 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
storey concrete, 4 luxurious
bedrooms, 1 master, well-
designed building with garage.
Inspection $13M, US$65 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
STARR Independence
BLV, Albouystown vacant 2-
storey, 3-bedroom building, 3
house lots, road to alley. Ideal
for church $3M. US$15 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
vacant 2-storey, 5- bedroom.
2-year-old mansion, fully
grilled parking $16.5M,
US$82 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
owners of buildings, we have
general management
services paying bills, repairs/
landscaping. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
GIFT: Republic Park -
residential 2-storey, 4-
bedroom mansion on 3 house
lots area for tennis/swimming
pool $26M, US$130 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
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GIFT: Kingston vacant
corner 3-storey, 6-bedroom,
well-designed mansion. Ideal
insurance foreign $38M,
US$190 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
new 2-storey ranch type
mansion, 2 lots, 10 coconuts
trees $30M, US$150 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
bakery with equipment 2-
storey, 4-bedroom residence
has hospital daily contract -
$18M, US$90 000.
Ederson's 226-5496.
vacant 2-storey concrete/
wooden, building note 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments $13M, USS65
000. Ederson's 226-5496-
CANAL NO. 1 Polder -
New 2-storey. 4-bedroom
concrete building on 15 acres
of land with 1500 bearing
citrus other fruit trees S12M,
USS60 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email -HYPERL:'NK
"mailto:ederson@iguyana.nreLgcy ;

OVERSEASfLcal dIstor -
new hospital, 1 Iblok tong 75
width, general h .-- p.ital
surgery inspection ,-,, rs
Ederson's 226-54:95 Enmaill:
GOING Cheap ittLew vacant
2-storey concrete 5-toedroonrni
house- -Lof2702--Seci-in '-
Enterprise, ECD with 2 toilets
2 baths, fully grilled.. 111 -
220v, telephone. Tel. 611i-912..
227-3788 Eddie.
Stabroek $751M (onoiie' :
South Cummingslbung i52.
(business resideiiicel.
Queenstown $16SM, Bell Air
Park $48M, South Rioiiveildt
Gardens $8M. Wotmaini ite -
$4M and many others-
Telephone 225-306-. Hoae &
Estate Marketing Services.
E m a i I
2-storey fully concreted house
5 bedrooms,, 2 full
bathrooms. American fiixture
faucet- sink, toilet,, catbineti
hot water tank. r-. ,n, klitclhen.
built-in wardrobe, central air-
conditioner, car garage,, iront
view to Public Road.. Lot 6
Nandy Park, EBD. Interested
person only to call Day 226-
7806: evening 225-8410
ONE 2-storeyed concrete
and wooden buiidirig situae at
Lot 88 Third Street.. UiiliuigtI
Pasture, WCD. UPSTAIRS -
wooden, 600 sq. f. ft. wii't
bedrooms. concrete and ":, ec
toilet and bathroom 6 sq.. ft.
DOWNSTAIRS -conarete,. 48
sq. ft AREA OF LAND 5 00X
sq. ft. Price $2.9 nmilliiion.
Contact: Victor :. r;, tb Telh
FOR SALE rent. 8 West
Ruimveldt aad J r.L.,',r.:
Fenced land S C s o, '
Building con net ',Th . .
floor. Dimension 27" x5
0' (4856.25 sq fl .'.'.: .,t-.,e
at $16M sale or -,,=-. 5' ;
000. One 45 gin staiinlass stee
kettle. Property at "2 r r.r,.L-.
SL, Queenstown. 51.1,' -
repairs, not -,'x.:: -:',- Diiail
LAND OF CANAAN. Svesitors,
property for word Cup vwars -
very private. ranch-stylled
building, three bediroc.n- rr-i ';
master room include, r_' ;v-:.
mosquito miesshed., etc...
spacious living area. bedirmoi m.,
dining, kitchen. Situated on
one (1) acre of caitvaile Iabed,,
can build another two biihigs..
Asking price $1 i.51.
Telephone 225-30 0, Home &
Estate Marketing Services.
E m a i I
property for word Cup viisits -
very private, ranch-stylled
building, three bedrooms I
master room irncided, r.. ::;a
mosquito meshed, etc.,
spacious living area,, bedtomons,
dining, kitchen. Situated on
one (1) acre of cailWvatd 1 1-',
can build another iw ~u.'. ngs,
Asking price $1I6.5W1.
Telephone 225-3006,, Hoe &
Estate Marketing Services.
E m a i I
ONE (1) two-bedroiom
concrete one-level iNorti East
La Penitence $5.5IM, two
house lots: 80 ft x 113 ift LBi -
S6M, one t wo-bedronwo8 i en
cottage St Stephen"s Street.
Charlestown $2.8U;; fi e--. 5,
bedroom concrete ams ;. *:.*: e,-,
building on doutbe qot Alaiintic
Gardens $20M,, (four- ir4:
bedroom concrete ,t u .Iing .r. 0,
good condition S'2i.l one
concrete and wHooden t. .,!I.."-
- no repairs $12M,. M 'Co ,'^ -
one (1) two-bedroom wooden
cottage on land: 45 ft x 1101 ft,
Subryanville $165m- "ma r-
bedroom concrete e-~.-;,;l,,1
level house on large asr-, *, 'r ,j
sq. ft) two o3~apes r.i ,
cold water sy ri lln .2ri.c'T,?
etc. $23ri. -Re ,u Pi,: FPi oir-
bedroom EreCru i r u IBe
Air Pk. $28M1. ione itwo-flat
concrete building in !Large laind
- Kitty $22M, one tlihree-
storeyed concrete and wooden
building in good condition in
Georgetown $35M: one three-
bedroom concrete & wo.ode,
house on large land: 14' :0 ,sq.
ft LBI -$52 .I. Wills Realty #
227-2612, 627-8314.

SCHEME 1-year-old two-
storey concrete. 3-bedroomr
mansion. well-desiigned
Hollywood style $7.5M1
US$37 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email: -HYPERLINK
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GARDENS vacant 2-storey
concretelwooden 3-bedroom
mansion, fully grilled, garage
- S7.5M, US$37 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
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CUMMINGS ST., comer lot
with building S12.5M neg.,
EAST STREET, two-storey
concrete and wooden building
- $9M neg., SMYTH ST.,
businesslresidence $11
neg., SOUTH ROAD, front lot
with bldg. $8M neg.,
MANDELA AVE., business
potential for S27M neg.,
BROAD ST., front wooden 2-
storey bidg. $6.5M neg.,
PRASHAD NAGAR, excellent
residences ranging from -
residence from $11.5M neo
properties ranging from $7M
neg.. QUEENSTOWN,. front
bidgs. and whole lots from -
$14M to $30M. ATLANTIC
GARDENS bidgs., from $13M6
up. Business properties via
Robb SL $20M, Regent St.,
North Rd., $12M $35M, Main
Si. $30M, D'Urban St. $10M
- $18M, Mandela Ave.,,
Lamaha St. and more
residences n, areas via
Vergenoegen, New Road. Vi"
-c,'.L La Grange., Parika,
. ,:- :-. Bath Settlement,
-Ca-is #1 & 2, Diamond,,
Republic Park and more. Land
for sale via Pearl, Coveirden,
Sarah Johanna, Brilckery,.
Demerara River. Garden of
Eden and more. Contact
Pete's Real Estate Co. Lot 2
George St. Georgetown- Tell.
# 592-226-5546. 226-9951_
E m a II

BEAUTIFUL Rottweiler
pups. Call: 233-5151153261
sewing machine head. 2 -
20' TVs. Tel. 222-2300.
SALE! SALE! Ladies
and gents clothing.
Wholesale. Tel: 220-6639!
call 226-1503, 2 pm 6
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
PITBULL dogs, male
and female $50 000 each.
Call W. Browne at 266-2796.
AT 170 CARINA Parts -
doors, engine, fenders, front
suspension, etc. Tel 265-
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-
3113 or 610-6686.
OVER 200 Romance
Novels for sale Danielle
Steel, Sidney Sheldon, etc.
Call Pamela 220-6840.
SECOND hand zinc
sheets, household items.
Also all equipment for body
workshop. TeL 227-6280-
CHLORIINE Tablets 3'
for swimmuir -c :' only
Phone: 227-4 .1- am 4
pm) Monday to Fniday.
48 FT. wooden :boat wI't
8000-ib ice box. 48 HHp
Yamaha engine 1600-;il of
ngged seine TeL 615-239&-

Pitbull/Rottweiler. Seven
weeks old, dewormed &
vaccinated. Call 225-3762!
PURE BRED Pit Builli
Pups- Dewormed and fully
vaccinated, over 6 wks olld.
-227-35T17225-5029. -- ---
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 Cooler. 1
warner. Tel. 627-8749 or
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas.
Also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone:
227-4857 (8 am 4 pm)
Monday to Friday_
ONE brand new
computer with CD Burner, CD
Walkmans, car stereo and
DVD Player. Contact 225-
4112, 626-9264.
AC UNITS brand new,
5 000 150 BTU. Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at
613-3319 or 226-7973.
Going reasonable.
BRAND new Pedrollo
pressurized water pump, 85
Hp with all accessories for
installation. Telephone-
227-3542, 218-4956.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
TeL 229-6527, 610-8071..
JUST arrived from the UK
are 1500 x 20 Tractor Grip
and 1400 x 20 Power Grip
Tyres. Contact Tel. 220-
2034 Tel/Fax: 220-1787.
FREON gas: 11. 12, 22.,
502, 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons and
Argon GA. Phone: 227-4857
(8 am 4 pm) Monday to
PARTS for dryers.,
washers thermostats, bells,,
pumps motors, couplings,,
valves, etc. Technicians
available_ Call 231-6429,
LABRADOR Retriever &
German Shepherd 'uc.r
weeks old. British u;o:.,,'.r',- -
TeL 226-0931 after 5pm or
616-7377 anytime.
Electric generator in box 950
watts. beat blackouts. Lay-a-
way plan available. Going
cheap. Tel. 222-3488. 621-
MIXED breed p.u5 -
Doberman and Roll.'.ei~-
ten-week old dewormed and
fully vaccinated. Call 222-
5013 anytime. Magie.
BRAND new crash bar to
fit new & old model RAV-4 -
$75 000 cash. Call 624-
8402, 227-7677, 225-2503.
2 NEW flat screen TVs -
$75 000 each, neg. 11
stainless steel bar-b-que gnilll
(big) $100.000 neg. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 226-
5136, 643-6997.
1 600CC Yamaha
motorcycle, very good
condition, 1 Craftsman -
110v, 2400 watts generator.
Both priced to go. Tel. 255-
3718, 226-9078, 622-4275.
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; 2 dri'li .
1 saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle,,
next to new; 1 amplifier,; 1
truck pump; 1 battery chargar;
1 bicycle Tel. 265-5876.
1 5-tread 6- Wadkiin
Planner. Three-Phase. Price
$1 3M (neg.). 1 6' Wadkinl
service Planner
combination. Price $7100
000. Contact Raj 275-0208,,
626-0350 or Bayce 662-
ONE Internet computer
for sale. Specifications: 17"
monitor, Pentium 111 500
MHZ. 256 MB 50 RAM, V. 92
56K fax modem. CNet 10S;
100 Ethernet card. Dell!l
Mother board 10 GB Hand
Drive. PSi2 mouse, PS/.2
KeyboardS CD ROM Drve. 3
'"- floppy drive. Software
included: Windows 2000 Pro.
SPU, Norton antivirus 28002
office 2003 Pro Edition.
Price 60 000. Cal 616-

ONE imported
bloodline full Pedigree
American pit bull pup
i- hclp head. big chest and
..i;, e shoulder. Only seven
Months old. Has obedience
and aggressive training.
Must be sold. Owner
_leaving_ country_ CaI l220-
9302 (oniy serious callers).
SKY Universal,
authorized dealer for the best
offer in Phillips digital dish.
View up to 125 channels
including Pay Per View
channels and also Direct TV.
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 S0.5M_ Located
Middle Mazaruni. Call 223-
CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs -
$4,000: Alum: 55 Ibs -
$5,000: Soda Ash: 50 ibs -
$5,000; Sulphuric acid: 45
gais $45,000; Granular
Chlorine. Chlorine gas.
Phone: 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Monday to Friday.
RIP saw Delta $120
000, Corner sander $30
008. Welding machine S15
000, Router bits $45 000.
Battery charger $35 000,
Spindle molder $80 000,
12" plainer blade power jig
saw $50 000- tiie cutter -
$10 000S Motors Honda
scrap car S40 000. Wood
working book. furniture work
book. machine work book
from S500. Tel. 223-2226
or 227-5947. Ask for Lorna
or Celine-
LISTER engine air and
water cool with generator 9.5
KVA. 110 220 vot. Bedford
330 engine also 500
-'-, peie Ii sc gear Box 4
-, .' .e,''- =I turbo. non-
turbo 5 and 7-Ion also TK
complete Cab and many.
man more. etc. Tet 339-
NOW is the time to
increase your yield & returns
on your crop (rice, sugar cane,
greens, vegetables, fruits,
etc). Spend iess & 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-
m a i
BATTERIES watch and
calculator batteries just
arrived, special pre
Christmas sale. Batteries
reduced from three hundred
dollar-i 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
CLOSING sale last in
stock: 1 Radial arm saw 10'
S160 000 1 Upright grinder
$50 000, 1 filing stand
band saw $30 000, 1 Mitre
saw S50 000. 1 band saw
Brazer 1/8" to 1 %' $400
000. 1 saw mill bearing -
$150 000, 1 cordless Makita
Drill $50 000, 45 Carbide
saw blades 9" x 10' $9
000 each. (All prices
negotiable). Printing AB
Dick Presses and Paper
Cutters. Contact Ronnie at
Plus Printing. 207 Yubani
Ave. Eccles. Tel. 233-2725.
Tel/Fax: 233-2439.
JUST arrived Cummins
855 engine, caterpillar
3406. Perkins 03544 &
4108. Detroit diesel 8V 92.
Bob cat tyres size 12 x
16.5. Honda pressure
washers 2500 psi. We do
complete overhauls to all
major diesel engines such
as Cummins, Caterpillar,
Detroit diesel Mack also all
he avy equipment
transmissions such as Clark.
Caleroiliar_ Twin disc & Box
,,orioer for manual
iransmission. lots of engine
& transmission for spares
available o'r the above Ali
.o our ork mansh ip as
bac.e'd oy a s.x months
ar'antay CaF; 218-3899.
-23-1003. 218-1469

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).
NEW LAPTOPS-fronmAcers,
Dell, Toshiba. We match any
price. We guarantee only
new systems, out of the box,
customised to your
specifications. Call Carib
Atlantic Travel, 335-3002 or
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;
S- new Whirlpool
dehumidifier 11OV, in box,
to filter air US$150, 2 -
new executive chairs new,
never used. in box -- US$150
each, 5 -used 4-drawer filing
cabinets metal US$100
each. 6 new power fire
extinguishers, in box -
US$50 each, 1 new inverter
- 12V to 110V, 400 to 800
watts, built in fan-cooled,
complete with cable -
USS200. 4 brand new 16-
feet long aluminium ladders
in two pieces US$120
each. 1 actually new, used
for six months, General
Electric stand up large
freezer 110V, in excellent
condition US$505, 1 -
new. large Fibreglass blue
bath tub USS200. Owner
leaving # 621-4928.
(1) 2,500-GALLON
fu'e 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 -
S10.000 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:

1- NISSAN Caravan
E24, excellent condition.
Tel: 220-4782.
TOYOTA Hiace minibus
- 15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel.
# 642-5899.
1 AT 150 Corona in good'
condition. Price $550 000.
Call 231-5304.
Toyota Tundra, fully loaded,
low mileage. 646-7420,
ONE (1) 1987 Toyota 4-
Runner in good condition.
Contact owner tel.: 660-
motorcycle in good
condition. Price
negotiable. 264-3109.
NISSAN Caravan
(private) in working
condition. Call 277-0108,
MINI Clubman car in
good condition; electric
treadmill in very good
condition. 1 Hp. Call 227-
165 MF & 235 MF with 2
disc Plough &S trailer 3Y bus.
120Y Datisun Te 266-2093.

000 Tei
1103. 612

S Y minibus
or3ii;o S5400
3,1-3690. 225-


20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006

ONE (1) American car
in good condition. Going
at give away price. Call
614-4029. 223-8916.
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap.
Suzuki Vitara, 4-door.
Call 227-5500. 227-
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 seater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
4-WD RANGE Rover-
Land Rover with alloy
rims & Sony CD player.
Priced to go. # 621-7445.
MINIBUS for sale E
24 Caravan, # BEE
6355, in very good
condition. Call 226-
8 12 Sunny, CD Player,
mags, A/C, alarm in
excellent condition.
Contact Roger- 622-
automatic, model 212,
eng. 5.M, mags. Price -
$550 000. Laurence
Corona, automatic,
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Telephone -
truck long tray. 17 feet 4D
32, a/c. immaculate
condition. 74 Sheriff St #
1 TOYOTA Corolla AE
100, EFI, PHH series,
music, a/c. Good
condition. Tel. 220-
x 4). Price negotiable.
Contact No. 220-3946 or
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
Contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
1 AE 100 Ceres, 1 EP
71Starlet, 1 Long Base RZ
mini-bus. Call: 625-1676.
TOYOTA Marino -
excellent condition, mags,
music, fully powered
$1.2M, neg. Tel: 622-0192.
1 FORD Cargo 3-ton
enclosed truck. 1 Series 3
Land Rover power
steering, AM, FM, tape
player, mag wheels. 227-
1 HONDA Integra fully
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer
- fully loaded. Owner
leaving country. Contact No.
ONE Land Rover in
excellent condition, PHH
series, power steering, etc.
Tel. 645-1588, 266-2599.
Price neg.
1 TOYOTA Corona, back
wheel drive, 1 Honda
Prelude, 5-speed. Credit can
be arranged. Tel. 611-3887,
1 GEELY 150 cc motor
scooter, in good condition.
11 owner 7 000 kmi. Price -
$210 000 neg. Owner
leaving 647-1936.
1 MODEL 'M' Dump
truck, 1 TL dump truck, 1
Celica Camry. All in good
working condition. Tel. 233-
2423 during working hrs..
AT 192 CARINA, fully
powered, A/C, automatic.
PGG series $1 250 000
neg. 276-0313, 626-1141
1 HYUNDAI Stellar
motor car. Good working
condition. Must be seen.
Price 5250 000 Te! 220-
9232. 628-7902
ONE (1i Nissan Sunny
FB 12 motorcar in good
conditi(;r Piice negotiable.
Contact Patrick on 610-
1 8-se. i:.r !ps;um motor
vehicle, immaculate
condition automatic. A/C
CD. Caii M la, 227-8998.
226-56(P 621-9048, 64" 1-

1 AT 170 Toyota Corolla -
(white) perfect condition, A/
C, PFF series, manual, etc. -
$900 000 neg. Tel. 611-5370
or 231-2612.
CARINA AT 170 $750
000, Hyundai Accent $560
000. Dollys Auto Rental 272
Bissessar Ave., Prashad
Nagar. # 225-7126.
1 TOYOTA Camry SV 41-
PHH series, rims, crystal lites,
CD Player. low mileage. Call
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 625-2883.
in good condition mag
rims. stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.
ONE Honda 250 motor
scooter in good working
condition, CD 1280 Price -
$250 000 negotiable. Tel.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condi-
tion, needs body work
tape deck. AC etc. Tel.
TOYOTA Corona station
wagon T-130 back wheel
drive. PCC series Price
$500 000 neg. Call 226-
2833 or 233-3122.
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
- 226-9691/621-6037.
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven, (1)
small mini-bus private. Tel:
227-1845 (8 am 4 pm), 229-
6253, anytime.
immaculate condition; 1 -
Buick car with AT 170 engine,
many more. Call: 220-5516,
4 LONG-BASE RZ buses
excellent condition,
mags, music, crystal lights,
etc. Starting from $650
000. Contact Dhannie -
1 AE 81 $490 000 neg.,
AE 91 $550 000 neg., IRZ
Long Base $1 5M neg., 1
mini car S250 000 neg. Call
series, one owner, low
mileage $1 450 000. Tel.
David 231-3690, 225-1103,
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. $5 5M neg.
Tel. 220-7416.
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux
Surf, in excellent condition.
Contact Ganesh 147 Industry
H/S, ECD. Tel. # 222-4966 or
1 ERF Flat Bed lorry 17-
ton. 5-ton trail, just arrived
from UK, can used as a
vehicle transporter. Price -
$4.1M (neg.). Contact Raj
275-0208, 626-0350 or
Bayce 662-4249.
2-TOYOTA Tundras -
$4M, 1 7 150 $3.8M neg.
All GJJ series, fully loaded.
Call 227-5500, 227-2027.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner,
excellent condition Mag
rims, loud music system,
crash bar. Owner leaving
country $2M neg. Call
ONE Laurel 1809 cc
motor car in working
condition Contact 227-
2136 or 623-8081 for
viewing No reasonable
offer refused.

Toyota Corolla Levin, PHH
series, fully powered.
cassette and CD Deck, 12-Disc
changer with amplifier, remote
control start alarm, 15" mag rims,
etc Contact tel. 223-9316, 227-
3283, 615-8920.
TOYOTA Chaser motor car -
automatic, spacious. Ideal for
hire car, good condition $425
000 neg. Tel. 222-3459. 621-
ONE Toyota SR5 (Extra cab)
Pick up truck V6 engine in
working condition $900 000
negotiable. Tel. 218-3662, Cell
ONE RAV-4 JV 1997 Model
- 66 000 km ABS brakes, double
air bags, fog lamps, immaculate
condition. Owner leaving
country. Price for quick sale. Tel.
225-8986. 623-0336, 662-5567.
TOYOTA Celica GT Sport
cars 2-door, left hand drive,
automatic, (colour) Pearl
Black, deep dish racing rims,
Flair, etc. Tel. 642-8486.
Price $550 000 cash.
ONE Toyota Platz 2001
model, 16" rims. 1000cc, CD
Player, 4-door Sedan.
Available for viewing
anytime. Never registered.
Call 624-3204, 254-0047.
ONE AT 170 Toyota Corona
car, EFI. stick gear, fully powered,
lately sprayed. Completely
Refurbished. S875 000 neg.
Tel. 619-5087, 218-3018.
OFF the wharf (collect car
the same day) $1M & $1.2M,
downpayment. Corolla AE 100,
Carinas AT 192 & AT 212 &
Lancer. Call 231-6236.
NISSAN Maxima V6 model.
fully powered seats & sunroof.
Just off wharf, not registered
selling as is $45 000. To
register is an average of $60
000. Call 624-8402, 227-7677,
NISSAN Pathfinder SE V6
2-door fully powered, automatic.
A/C, sunroof, auto start, alarm,
CD Player, mag wheels. roof
lights, front electrical damaged,
already bought most of parts
back sold as is $1 million. Call
624-8402. 227-7677, 225-2503.
MAZDA Titan box truck
extended height box fully
powered. A/C. like new, never
registered, will register at no cost
to buyer $1 900 000 cash. Call
624-8402. 227-7677, 225-2503.
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
Series; Mitsubishi Pajero, PFF
series; Mitsubishi bus, seats -
26, BGG series; reconditioned
Mitsubishi Canter. Contact
Ashmin's Trading Co. 48 High
Street. Werk-en-Rust.
Georgetown. 226-7352, 225-
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha
O/B engine; 1 Mini Bus
scrap: 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-
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. Call
Shahab.1 TOYOTA Rav 4 (2-
door), immaculate condition.
(Lady driven), automatic, fully
powered. A/C, chrome mag
rims, CDplayer. crash bar, step
bar, roof rack, low mileage.
Price- $2.4M. Contact Rocky
225-1400 or 621-5902.
OWNER leaving. # 621-
4928. 1 Mazda Titan 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 r. ,;;-t -
from, England, mint .' .
with a .... -.lIi of spares -
US$6 .. ... 2 500-gallon
steel tank with stand, could be
used for kerosene odi. diesel
or gasoline $US1 000

1 TOYOTA Mark 11, GX
81 excellent condition,
remote start, alarm, DVD/
CD Player. brand new tyres
and magrims, very low
mileage, A/C, fully powered.
Call 613-0613, 624-6628.
A & R Real Estate-& Auto
Sales 222-4781, 618-
0025 Tundra, F 150, AT
192 Carina, RZ bus, Canter
open, enclose Hilux Surf. AT
150 Carina, AT 170 Carina,
Mitsubishi Lancer, much
more. 110 Corolla $2M.
1 RED BMW with mag
rims, 1 Candy Apply Red/
Burgundy RAV4 with mag
rims. 1 HI-ACE RZ bus (PHH).
All in excellent condition
and fully loaded with A/C.
Price negotiable. Tel. 226-
6458 or 623-1516.
HONDA Prelude
(immaculate) automatic -
$1.8M, Toyota Corolla AE
100 $1.1M. AE 91 Corolla,
automatic $725 000, GX 90
Mark 2 $1.7M. Toyota Ceres
-$S1.3M, GX 81 Mark 2 $1M.
Honda Integra fully loaded
heavy music, AT 170 Corona.
automatic $950 000.
Nissan Sunny $475 000. SV
40 Camry $1.5M, and much
more. We have all types of
used vehicles. Kindly call for
all necessary information. K
and N Auto Sales 227-
4040. 628-0796, 618-7483.
TOYOTA (1999) manual
Land Cruiser S14M, Toyota
Surf (3 Y engine), automatic,
PJJ series $2.6M. Toyota (2
L diesel) Xtra Cab 4 x 4 Pick-
up. immaculate condition -
$2.9M neg., Toyota Xtra Cab
4 x 4 Tundra (never
registered) $4.5M, Toyota
Tacoma Xtra Cab 4 x 4
manual and automatic-
$3M. Toyota 1997 mode!
Four-Runner in Superb
condition $5.9M neg..
Toyota Tacoma Single Cab
4 x 4 Pick-up $1.9M, Suzuki
Vitara full size. automatic,
never registered $1.5M,
Suzuki Vitara ,full size
(manual) $1.3M. Honda
CRV $2.8M, Toyota RAV4 -
$2.8M, F-150 Xtra Cab
(automatic) S1.2M neg. K
and N Auto Sales 227-
4040, 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 RO1.
Toyota RAV 4. ZCA 26. ACA 21.
SXA 11, Toyota Mark IPSUM
SXM 15, Toyota Mark 2 GX 100,
Lancer CK 2A, Toyota Corona
Premio AT 210, Toyota Hiace
Diesel 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 cause you
deserve the best.
4939. A NAME AND A

ONE electric chisel
110V to purchase. Call
621 -2453.
NEED top soil
urgently, good price
offered. Call 641-8983.
PART-TIME Gardener
for 3 hrs per week, Kitty.
Tel. 226-1503.
ONE trench digger or
mini Hymac to purchase.
Call 641-8983
ONE STALL to buy or
rent in Mon Rel ;s Market.
Call 618-7852.
ONE LAND or house to
buy in Mon Re)os area.
Call 618-7852
HRS. Contact Tel. 227-
1 LIVE-IN Maid. 16
Public Road, Kitty. Call
226-1531. Contact Radika.
for HP Deskjet 3535
cartridge. Call 226-
CONTACT TEL. 264-1900,
DRIVERS & Porters to
work on canter truck. Call
222-4650. 222-3927, 623-
CHAINSAW lumber -
Purple Heart, Locust, Guy
America. 260-4580, 660-
1 ARC Welder. Must
know to make grill work.
Contact 227-3308, 660-
make Puri. Must be able to
work from 5 am. 53 David
St., Kitty, Georgetown.
Survival Snackette, 16
Duncan St. & Vlissengen
Rd. Apply with a written
1 MAID to work nights at
Waterloo Guest House, 139
Waterloo St.. South
Cummingsburg. Apply
ONE live-in Maid from
country area. Apply 52
Evans and Russell Sts.,
Charlestown. Call 226-
HANDYMAN, general
Domestic who can read and
write. Tel. 226-1757, 225-
5641. 24 Belvoir Court, Bel
CONTRACT cars needed
urgently. Also drivers and
dispatchers. Contact
Pacesetters Taxi Service -
223-7909, 621-1548.
PERSON to work in Salon.
Must know to do manicures,
pedicures and facials.
Contact Xpressions Full
Service Salon Tel. 226-7268
ONE Handyman,
Domestic/work, trainee
Secretary with Computer
experience. experienced
Seamstress. Call 231-2076,

LIVE-IN Domestic
between ages of 25 and 40
yrs. Preferably from country
area. Telephone No 616-
2593 (Cell), 226-4756
ONE live in maid and
two waitresses at Bibi
Jameel's, 14 Vryheid'Lust
Public Road, ECD. Live in
can be arranged. Contact
No. 220-5244 & 644-6433.
EXPERIENCED Hairdresser.
Must know to do manicure,
pedicure, facial and
hairstyles, etc. Also chairs
to rent. Please contact. Tel.
223-5252 or 628-3415.
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.
STAFF to work night shift
in factory. Shift 5 pm -
12:30am. Apply in person -
22 Austin Street.
Campbellville between 1 pm
and 4 pm. No later than Jan.
13, 2006.
CHILLY'S Night Club &
Bar. Riverview Ruimveldt
needs Cleaner. Attractive
Waitress and Night Cook.
Apply in person ask for
Manager Derrick.
Handyman. preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store
- 167 Charlotte St.,
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
Handyman. preferably with
woodworking experience in
G.T. Apply with 2 references
at Morgan's Furniture Store,
167 Charlotte St.. Lacytown,
Mon. to Fri.
Welder from machine shop
fabrication and aluminum
experience necessary.
Excellent rates from ideal
person. Apply 23 Saffon St..
FACTORY Personnel
(Experience in carpentry/
joinery would be an asset).
Submit application to:
Patmar Industries Limited,
Plot 4056 Industrial Site,
Mandela Avenue.
VACANCIES exist for
Puri Makers, Counter
persons. Apply at Shanta's,
225 Camp & New Market
Sts., between 3 and 5 pm,
Tues. Fri. NO PHONE
in Azim Baksh Pool Hall
and Bar at 111 Miles
Potaro, Mahdia. Living
accommodation, meals
and salary provided. Call
646-5538 or 664-0476 or
PORTERS, Salesclerk,
experienced Drivers,
Security Guards, Accounts
Clerk. Apply in person with
written application
Hamid's General Store,
244 Regent Rd., Bourda.
Tel. #s 225-3811, 226-
1 WELDER, 1 Mechanic/
Trainee Mechanic, 1
Electrician, 1 male Cleaner.
Anyone with previous
experience. Apply with
qualifications 18 23
Eccles Industrial Site, E B
Assistant. Attractive female
25 45 yrs.. only with
experience to Cook, Clean,
Wash and be very flexible
with long hours. $8 000 -
$10 000 per week + benefits.
# 226-2852.
HONEST, reliable and
hardworking Drivers to work
in a popular taxi service.
Fully loaded cars, good pay.
Must have a hire car drivers
licence. One reference
required. Please call 226-
0731 anytime.
1 ATTRACTIVE male or
feniale receptionist (with
experience only; ages 25-
45 1 application, 1
recommendation, 1 Poiice
C Iarance. 2 passport
pictures, at a Hotel 227
South Rd Lacytown. G/
town 226-2852 (attractive

GIRLS to sew. Apply
353 East St. Opposite G/
town Public Hospital.
to do hire car work. Call:
Jeffrey # 622-8350 or 617-
Age 18-25. Must have
secondary education and
live on ECD. Call 615-
experienced country lady
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410.
apt. for working persons in
city or suburban with
moderate rental. 226-
SECURITY Personnel
wanted with military and
para-military training. 24
HRS. Contact # 227-0344.
ONE small business
space in Georgetown for
internet cafe or game
arcade. Tel. Mike 616-
2126, 644-9440.
ONE Security Guard to
work from 7 pm to 7 am,
Monday to Saturdays.
Contact Sandra 226-3284,
ONE Live-in Domestic
to General house work.
Apply Guyana Variety Store.
68 Robb Street. Ask for
Cindy. i
with own tools. Apply
Guyana Variety Store, 68
Robb Street. Ask for Johnny.
ONE Commercial
Convection Oven, like
Bakers Pride or Garland and
also one small Hobart
Dough Mixer. Tel. 322-
0309 Lawrence.
PART-TIME and full-
time teachers for business
and science subjects at
Urmilla's Institute. Contact
Tel. Nos. 220-2660, 619-
ONE LIVE-IN Domestic
between the ages of 25
and 45 years old. Contact
Priya. Tel. 662-8940.
ONE Maid to work
three times per week. Tel.
645-3744 between 1 and
4 pm. No later than Jan.
13, 2006.
(1) Dock workers,
Diesel Mechanic. Apply in
person to B.M Enterprise
Inc. GFL Wharf, Houston,
East Bank Demerara.
BOY or girl to work
age 17 19 yrs. Apply
Empire Parlour, 28.8
Middle St., South
Waitress, Cook to
pVrepare cutters:
andyman. Age: 18-25
years. Contact: Eric on
223-1682 or 643-4403.
Waitress, 20-35 yrs.
Apply in person with
application to TAJ
Restaurant, 228- Camp
St., next to Plaza
Housekeeper/babysitter -
40 -50 yrs to work at
Triumph. ECD, taking care
of 4 kids. Tel. 664-0515
or 611-1323.
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:

1 DIESEL Mechanic to
work in Interior. Must have
knowledge of Perkins
Engine and Cat Excavators
and Arc Welding. Call
TRUCK Drivers,
Labourers, 1 Fitter/
-M-a-i n-i4st-,------S-t oc-k4
Accounts Clerk. Apply in
person to Dalip Trading, 11
14 Broad St.,
Charlestown. Tel. 225-
SALESBOY, Salesgirl,
Bartender. Please apply
with application to
Sean's Beer Garden, Lot
1 Cornhill and Lombard
Streets, Stabroek Market.
Opp. K and VC. Tel. 227-

Supervisor to work at
Hotel Purple Heart
Restaurant and Bar,
Charity, Essequibo.
Experience will be an
asset. Call 615-1972.
ONE Diesel Mechanic.
Must have experience on
Perkins Industrial Diesel
Engines. Apply to Manager,
16 Mudlot Kingston,
Georgetown or call 223-
5273, 223-5274.
ONE General Domestic
(35- 50 years). Must be able
to prepare a variety of
dishes, 2 references and
valid Police Clearance
needed. Call 223-5833,
CLEANERS. Apply in
person with application, 2
recommendations and
Police Clearance to: The
Personnel : Manager,
National Hardware
(Guyana) Limited, 17 19A
Water Street, South
Cum m i n gis b u r g,

DO you have
properties from $5
million and up? Then
call 225-0776, 227-
0464, 624-8234.
ONE Mature &
experienced Supervisor.
Must have sound Secondary
--educ-a-tion- and at- e-ast2
years experience excellent
salary. Apply Guyana
Variety Store, 68 Robb
Street. Ask for Cindy.
SALESGIRSL & boys to
sell various items 'such as
Cell phones & accessories,
bicycles, electronic items,
cosmetics, watches, music
CD, movies, computer pro.
& games, etc. Boys must
know to assembly bicycle.
Sound Secondary
education and experience
is required.. Apply Guyana
Variety Store, 68 Robb
Street. Ask for Cindy.

SPleae contaci: Mr. G. Wynter on 333.3154/333-6628 or

LMr. Cifford 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 cr 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
Whim, Corentyne price -
US$40 000. Phone: 220-
6115. Ideal for
businessperson or lawyer.
ROSIGNOL Village 1 3-
bedroom house and land with
light, water and telephone. Price
- $2.5M neg. Call 220-2345.
2-STOREY prime
residential property situated
in Canefield Canje Public
Road. Price $20 million,
negotiable. Contact Tel.

CHURCH View Hotel,
Main 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
(ong & short boom). A.
Sookram Auto Saales,
D'Edward, WCB. Tel. 330-
2628, 623-9125.
building located in New
Amsterdam; pool tables.
ice maker machine, 1 -
complete gym, 1 Lister
generator. Call: 333-2457/
1 LITTLE Giant dragline with
371 engine; 1 48" x 36" pitch
propeller; (1) 31" dia. x 13 fl 6 ins.
propeller shaft; 1 Perkins marine
with transmission; 1 Bedford engine
block with standard crank shaft
and head; all sizes of 3-phase
motors: cutting torch: one
complete gas welding set:
one 371 GM engine.
Tel: 333-3226.

1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
EFI), automatic, fully
powered. 330 Bedford
Dump Truck, just rebuilt.
Never used. Night Hawk
motorcycle. Tel. 338-2345.

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sM.MWYpt ti n____________ 21



She Guyana I oursm Authority isinviting applications for suitably quaTified perso-s-forthefolloimng


Manage and coordinate all activities related to generic and niche marketing
S Prepare and monitor budget for marketing and promotional activities
Design programmes for local and external markets
Develop a PR programme for all visitors
Establish and maintain ties with all media, local and overseas
Other duties assigned by the Director

Job Specification
Degree in Marketing from a recognized University with at least three years experience in
marketing and public relations
Diploma in Marketing from a recognized University with at least years experience in marketing
and public relations
Must have thorough knowledge of Guyana's tourism product
Must have managerial/supervisory experience
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
Must be computer literate
Anyother qualification deemed as relevant


Administration of the day today office routines and procedures
Preparation and timely dispatch of correspondence relating to the business of theAuthority
Management and maintenance of all personnel records, files and human resource matters
Preparation and maintenance of all operating procedure manuals ensuring all systems
approved by the Board are documented and keptup to date
Prepare employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training
Ensureplanning,monitoring and appraisal ofemployeeswork
Anyotherduty assigned bytheDirector ,

Job Specification
Degree in Management from a recognized University with at least two years experience in
Administration and personnel matters
Diploma in Personnel and Industrial Relations with at least four years experience in
Administration and Personnel matters
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
Any other qualification deemed as necessary

To assist in the execution of all activities and programmes relating to product development and
tourism awareness
To be able to identify areas in tourism forproduct development
To assist in the coordination of national and cultural events that have value for tourism
To assist in the discharge of duties relating to the registration and licensing of tourism
To assist indevelopingcommunities fortourism
To have input relatingto tourism and hospitalitytraining and education
To compile and update inventory on tourism related services
To compile and coordinate calendar of activities for Tourism Awareness month
Anyother related duties as maybe assigned bythe Director

Job Specification

Degree in Tourism from a recognized University with two years experience
Diploma in Tourism from a recognized University withfouryears experience
Must have a sound knowledge of the tourism product of Guyana
Must be computer literate
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
Anyotherqualification deemed as necessary


To assist in the marketing and promotion of the Guyana tourism product
To disseminate information aboutthe tourism industry
To assist in the coordination and distribution of collateral materials in a timely manner
To assist in the design and preparation of exhibition spaces at promotional events
Maintaining an effective presence at such exhibitions and sales events or giving supporting to
the team at such shows
Interfacing with local groups, individuals and organizations seeking information and guidance
relating to travel in Guyana
Any other related duties as may be assigned by the Director

Job Specification

Degree in Tourism from a recognized University with at leasttwo years experience
Diploma in Tourism from a recognized University with at leastthree years experience
Must have sound knowledge ofthe Guyana tourism product
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
Must be computer literate
Must have abilityto conduct research


S Handling all incoming and outgoing telephone calls
Filing documents
king appointments and following up with meetings
Ensuring that all departmental correspondences are dispatched in a timely manner
Ensuring departmental reports are submitted in timely manner
Any other related duties assigned bythe Director

Job Specification
Diploma in Secretarial Science with at leastthree years experience
Must possess at least 5 subjects at the CXC O' levels of which English is compulsory, with five
years experience
Must be computer literate; compulsory to have knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-
Point and Outlook
Musthave a pleasantpersonality
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills

All applications must be submitted on or before the 20"' January,2006 and should be addressed to The
cv4i-nlltii~m iroPFtr cll\2,lnl Tnrliricm Atllmthrit, -otirnnl cvhihitinn 'nmnlrv C-kina arvnatnn I atf

..' In loing memory ol a
beloved mother 3",.
g r a n d nr, -) I h e r
241 Lamaha St _Newlown -
Kitty who died on January .
Some may think you are ,
Though on earitr yoou are ro .
But ri our thea.ts you are wdith us
As you always u ere before
Sadly missed by her children Seenauth,
Guytree, Desmond, Rosie and Nadira,
grandchildren Ricardo, Yvonne, Raoul,
Karia, Renana, Nikita and
Celena. t :':.'

. .. .. ... .. .. .. ... ...... .

SIn loving memory of

as "Russel" who
passed away on
January 6, 2001.

n lA page in the book of memory
Silently turns today
We remember you in silence.,
S And make no outward show
And what it meant to lose you
No one will ever know

SSadly missed by your father, sister.
S aunts, uncles and other relatives.
;:Auns nlsad te eaies :,,

In loving memory of our beloved
mother MURIEL BAZIL of 99
Second Street, Agncola, who died
on January 6.2000.
Six years have passed
Since you were called
You were someone ,ery special ;.
\ You can never be replaced -I

YOuL ill iwaiyslive n1 cur nearn
Remembered by your loving children,
Sgrands and great grand children.' s

In loving mem,:or, of a beloved
hu b a n d & la t r
Village Corentyne, Berbice. Sunrise: ; .'
22.11.1944. Sunset: 10.01.2005
One year has passed since our loved '
one was calledaway
January comes with deep regret
A month we will neverforget
A million times we cry
A million times we miss you
If love could have savedyou
You neverwouldhave died iSadly missed by his!
Life goes on but not the same without you wife Jean, children,
I don't knowthe words to adequately Igrandchildren,
celebrate son s-in- la w
Alifethatwassorichlylived idaughter-in-law,
Andthattouchedsomanyotherlives Imother-in-law,
But maybe that sweet responsibility isisters-in-law,
doesn't :sorrow boys,
Need an abundance of words :brothers, sisters,
In a momentlike this, one realizes brother-in-law,
That it's veryhard to express thedeepest uncle, aunt, nieces,
Feelingsthatcanpossiblybe felt nephews, cousins,
Youleft usprecious memories :other relatives &
Yourlove will always be our guide friends.........................

22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006

Schumacher likely to quit if
Ferrari uncompetitive
FR.ANKFlURT. iReutersl Ferrari's Michael Schumacher sas
he nill make a decision on his Formula One future niduad
through the 2006 season.
"If I don' I hae ithe chance to \in races and challenge for the
- itlFT:.til'ltniT-TIT e 'er- e-en- t -f ind i', career." Tie 37-
lear-old sid in an interim ie released on Sajurda,, bi German maga-
zine Der Spiegel
"II '. e %kant to progress e need moire start rat Ferrnan In Fomiula
One \ou cannot aflord t -tand stnll I \iant to know \%here we're head-
ing." Sichunmacher's conrmir[ \ ith Ferrn e\pires at the end of 20i'
The German. ,se'en Itimee \world champion, managed .iust one
race \%in lastl seaon
He finished third in the standings., well adnfi behind Fernando
.Alonso ol Renaull and Kinu Raikkinei, f MNlLaren and described
the season as "caiasrLrophic
"After all the successes carelessness crept in." he said.

SURUJBALI: In cherished and
everlasting memory of our beloved
pson, husband, father and
grandfather BISSOON DYAL
SURUJBALI of Herstelling who
died on January 8,1997.
Nine years have passed since -.
ourbeloved was called away
January comes with deep regret
A month we will never forget
Our silent tears will always flow
Our broken hearts still ache
Living ourlives without you is the hardest thing of all -
Your death has left us wounds noone car heal
It broke ourhearts to lose you
Life goes on, we know that's true
But not the same since losing you

SSadly missed by his loving mother Manas, wife Golin of
Canada, seven children Sugar & Mala of Herstelling,
Joyce, Elcie, Vishnu, Munny &-Danny of Canada, seven
Grandchildren Eion, Leon, Mickey & Christopher of
Herstelling, Azad, Shabana & Jason of Canada, three
sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law, two brothers, one
sister and all other relatives.
Iatla e w itracya' -toul eAdat te/at.. a

'U' ""i

''e the family oi ie lte --- --- -
RODRIGUES ot 363 Gro..e
H'S. EBD wish to thank
eeer:,one who sent cards,
flowers, stayed awake or
sympalhised with us in one
|ay or another. Your
kindness and love shown,
iemonstraled your true love
for friendship .
Thanks to all our neighbours,
Father Keith Hedless,
.lanagemenl & Staff of
Guyana LOC CWC 2007 and Le Menri~en Pegasus,
Police Officers from Providence Police Station, Staff and
Doctors of Georgetown Hospital who were on duty of
early morning of 25/12/05. The Guyana Defence Force
especially all the officers from Coast Guard and all others
whowe may have not mentioned.
Inserted by his wife Nafeeza Rodrigues, children Arian
and Anissa Rodrigues, mom, dad, sisters, aunts, uncles,
cousins and close friends.
Eternal rest grant unto your servant ADRIAN CYRIL
RODRIGUES Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine
upon him.

,b /- / f.'j ,j- ,,, 1

MOHAMED: in loving
rmnemorv o. our beloved
hu-bani and father FEROZE
H[erylelling rnho died on
January i 1992
S Dear Dad rou ere theI eof i .
our lfe
WeIthnh of tiOuhrltthirngiilthe -
mornng andjai thing .at riq ht
Fourteen (14) years of missing
Lovrng you more than
Yesterday} and less Ithin .
i tonm'.Orrl,
Weneverkne bhaithifeto ldbe ithlOui i uunil'u left
S You alwaiysmade uslaugh arind r andu /
Leftus Lithionderfulnmermones that aellinei erforgel
SWe oie ouand rmiss i ousmuch
bYou'lI alt.ays te n our heart, eer
,e never ne\ s thar night Gold ,i as gornig r.: ca.ll our nriame' .
In life we loved you dearly in death we do the same
It broke ourhearts to lose you
You didn't go alone forpart of us went with you the day God, called
Yourlove is stillourguide andthough we cannot see you
You are always byourside
Our family chain is broken and some things are not the same
But as God call us one by one the chain will link again
Forget you never, loving you forever
We miss you "Dad"
Sadly missed and always remembered by your loving wife
Waheeda of USA,-two loving children Amnah of Guyana, Asif
d TfUSA/stn-in -lawLako andotherrelatives.
Af t J y

Sunrise, 10 December 1916
Sunset, 21 December 2005
cr /




The family of the late Mrs Esmay Rose,
formerly of 134 W Canefield, East Canje,
Berbice, wishes to extend sincere thanks
and appreciation to all those who
sympathised with us during our recent
bereavement. Thank you for your numerous
"cards. telephone calls, visits, floral tributes..': \j
and all other expressions of sympathy. Your is
kind words and prayers have been most
V L- LL-

v special thanks to the doctors and nursing
staff of the New Amsterdam Public Hospital,
Rev. George M. Spencer and the Mothers
Union of St Patrick's Anglican Church, the
Cumberland Methodist Women's League,
the Cumberland Seventh Day Adventist
Church, the Canefield Assemblies of God,
the teaching staff of Cumberland Primary
School, the Transport and Harbours
Department and the University
Qf Guyana. ., ,, .... -

Deafh is not unkind when living love is let behind.
Det isnotunkin a ettei 4 Y


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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006 23

Four batsmen

hit half-centuries for India

LAHORE, Pakistan, Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and
(Reuters) Sachin the openers hit early form

In 2Jqlenjoritam

In loving and cherished
memory of our beloved
husband, father, son and
brother CAPTAIN
VIC and SHAM, late Pilot of ';,.
the Guyana Defence Force .
(GDF) & Lot41 Area'E' Ogle, -
ECD, who died by accident .
on January 6,2001.
We thought of you with love
But that is nothing new
W e thought about you yesterday ..............................................
And each day before that, too Sadly missed by
We thinkofyou in silence h i s I o v i n g
We often speak yourname daughter Amy,
Now all we have are memories wife pinky, mom
Andyoursweetpicture in a frame Data, also all of
Yourmemoryis ourkeepsake his brothers,
With which we'llneverpart sisters, nieces
Sad are the hearts that loved you and nephews,
uncles, aunts and
Living our lives without you other relatives
Is the hardest thing fall and friends.
A wonderful person has gone to rest
A loving dad who has done his best.
MAc4 QGc h ;ait el-ziale |

with half centuries to help
India to 298 for four on the
first day of their three-day
tour match against Pakistan
A yesterday.
Batting in bitter cold,
openers Gautam Gambhir
(53) and Wasim Jaffer (58)
gave India a good start on a
flat track after the visitors
won the toss.
Venkatsai Laxman (25) and
Yuvraj Singh (11) were at the
crease at the close.
The tour game is India's
only practice match before the
first Test from Jan 13.
Tendulkar was in fluent
form hitting 10 fours in his
74 while Dravid made a 63
from 100 balls with seven
Gambhir was the first man
out caught at point by Rao
Iftkhar off pacer Mohammad
Irshad before lunch while Jaffer,
who made 58 from 102 balls
with eight fours, was caught be-
hind off Umar Gul.
Dravid was caught in
the final over before tea by
Hasan Raza off Imran
Farhat in the covers and
Tendulkar edged pacer
Yasir Arafat behind to
keeper Zulqarnain Haider.
The home side includes
nine Test and international

Inrt imftemoriam

In loving memory of a wonderful son and -- .
Brother who is greatly missed oy the people
Swho truly loved him He touched our lives in
Sa special way even though his sojoum on
this earth was short.
Born 11/5/79
SDeparted 5,1/2002

Indeed, we have very fond and cherished
memones of you
But yet when we sit together or yourselves
and recall those sweet memories
rnThey always bnng a tear to the eye and we
feel sadness and pain
.- For your absence Sean. with beautiful
.. memories makes no sense to us.
We did not want memories we wanted
o feel your warm embrace
To touch yourgentle face j
Toseeyousmile... tohearyourlaughter ___ '
To listentoyourfunnyjokes
OH! How we wish yourabsence was a dream
Ourlives will neverbe the same
Forlosing you have left void
Thatnever could be filled
Sleep on angel
Take yourrest
Foryou deserve nothing butthe best
Comfort him "Oh God we pray" Ar
Encircle him with yourloving arms 1 4
Give him that sweet andpeaceful sleep...amen
We will always love you...son and brother J
Greatly and sadly missed by his mother Marlyn Shim Chey-Hong, father
Leonard Shim Chey-Hong, only brother Steven Shim Chey-Hong and other
relatives and friends.

L .-


INDIA 1st innings
G Gambhir c Iftikhar Anjum
b Mohammad Irshad 53
W Jaffer c Zulqarnain Haider
b Umar Gul 58
*R Dravid c Hasan Raza
b Imran Farhat 63
SR Tendulkar c Zulqarnain
Haider b Yasir Arafat 74
VVS Laxman not out 25
Yuvraj Singh not out 11
Extras(b0, Ib4, w 0,nb10) 14
Total (4 wickets, 77 overs) 298
To bat: Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan,
AB Agarkar, IK Pathan, +MS Dhoni,
RP Singh.
Fall of wickets: 1-81,2-153,3-220,4-
Bowling: U. Gul 13-1-40-1; I.Anjum
10-2-33-0; y. Arafat 17-3-61-1; M.
Irshad 13-2-44-1; I.Farhat 8-0-36-1;
M. Amjad 16-0-80-0.
Pakistan A team:
Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Asim
+Zulqarnain Haider, Mohammad
Irshad, Iftikhar Anjum,
Mohammad Wasim, *Hasan Raza,
Bazid Khan, Mansoor Amjad,
Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat


Carlos has

no plans to

leave Real
MADRID, (Reuters) -
Brazil defender Roberto
Carlos says he will not
leave Real Madrid until
he wins another trophy.
"I'm not concerned
about whether or not other
clubs are making offers for
me," the 32-year-old left
back told a news conference
yesterday. "I'm happy in
Madrid and happy in Spain.
"If I get an offer to
leave I will let people know
but now isn't the right time
as we have to work hard
and keep battling away. I've
got five months to help this
club win something.
"I'm not leaving Real
Madrid without winning an-
other trophy. If I can I will
stay on next season and con-
tinue trying to make history
with Real Madrid."
Roberto Carlos is one of
the longest serving members
of the squad but the Span-
ish media has reported that
he may leave at the end of
the season, a year before his
contract expires.
The Brazil international
said he was annoyed with
speculation on his future
and with reports about a
rift between him and Span-
ish players at the club.
"I'm pretty upset
about it all as some jour-
nalists have gone too far
and what they say has an
Impact on the fans. But I
can deal with it," he said.


rican Football (CAF) will decide later this month on a new
date to announce the African Footballer of the Year award
after abruptly postponing next Monday's scheduled cer-
emony in Abuja, Nigeria.
CAF said its executive committee would decide on a new
date when they meet in Cairo on January 16 just days before
the start of the African Nations Cup finals in Egypt.
The award was due to be handed out at CAF's annual
awards ceremony which this year was to be hosted in the Ni-
gerian capital.
But CAF earlier this week said the event had been post-
poned, citing "a technical reason" without giving further details.
Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o is seeking to
win the award for a third successive year but faces
stiff opposition from the Chelsea pair of Didier
Drogba and Michael Essien.
The award is decided by a vote of the continent's national
team coaches.
Drogba has narrowly beaten Eto'o to the 2005 Golden Lion
prize for the best African footballer, a poll which has become a
traditional indicator of the destiny of the African Footballer of
the Year award.
Drogba finished just two points ahead of Eto'o in the vote
conducted by the Moroccan sports newspaper Al Mountakhab,
which usually provides a strong indication of the outcome of
the more prestigious African Footballer of the Year award.
The Ivory Coast international, whose side qualified for the
World Cup finals in Germany in dramatic fashion last October,
finished with 146 points to Eto'o's 144 in the poll of sports
journalists from across the African continent.
Essien was a distant third with 54 points.
The Golden Lion prize is one of a handful of smaller
plebiscites organised annually by various African and in-
ternational publications.


From back page
new ZC contracts, which are based heavily on performance in-
centives, would be settled soon.
"The guys don't feel for a second that it will be re-
solved by then, but the feeling is that this is better way
of keeping the pressure on than by just walking away,"
Field said.
"They've put their pockets in front of their principles in
the hopes that they can persevere and preserve their income."
Field said the players were mindful of trying to protect .
Zimbabwe's Test status, which could be threatened if the In-
ternational Cricket Council (ICC) decides the country is not
putting its best available team on the field.
"The players feel that Test status is paramount, if we
don't have Test cricket we have no jobs and we have no
financial security for the players," Field said.
"They feel they should do everything in their power to
keep Test status, and clearly if they all walk off the job to-
day it won't be long before that is taken away."
The general uncertainty of the players' plight also played
a role in yesterday's decision.
"No one in the room was under any illusion that this thing
might be bigger than us now," Field said.
"The players feel they are risks, political and otherwise,
to taking a hard line."
The players' decision clears the way for Zimbabwe to
send a team to the Under-19. World Cup in Sri Lunka ii.
ebrua., '..
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India's enduring legacy

....The record-breaking talents of Mumbai's best schoolboys

B) Gulu Ezekie performers in the Hams Shield Mumbal India's hotbed of tram for their nmaches.
And now. a 15-year-old crckelt '%Wh uould the) gi.e
THE legacy lef to Indicn named Rabul Tondulkar Former Test baisman :heir wiLcke aaa) airtr haLing
cricket bh Lord Harris has be- and thal's not a mis-spelling Sandeep Pa:ll explains. 'There one hroueh all that

ing fell nearly 75 sears after
his death wilh Iwo schoolboys
hitting unbeaten triple-cen-
turies in the course or a
Lord Harris was a former
governor of Bombay, the city
now known as Mumbai. He
was also captain of the England
cricket team and a pioneer of
county cricket.
The Harris Shield played
between schools in the city -
was founded in 1897 and is the
longest-running cricket tourna-
ment in India.
The tournament has a his-
tory of massive scores and it
was in 1988 that the name of
Sachin Tendulkar first came to
Then aged 14, he put on a
world record partnership of 664
with Vinod Kambli.
Tendulkar's nephew Rohan
has recently been one of the top

- hit 357 not out. only to Nate
the mark eclipsed on
Wednesday by Yash Gandhi
with 365 not out.
Incidentally the bhiahesi n-

dividual score still belongs to
Ramesh Nagdev (427 not out,
back in 1963-64).
So what makes this tourna-
ment special? And how much of
a part has it played in making

te beenin tall cores in otnier
tWies oo. so I won't say %oni)
Miamban stands out. But it . icho.oi cricket bhich look
MXluba to a high level.
"I am not interested in
knowing the opposition and
other factors but to score a
triple in any class of cricket
is something special. It an-
gurs well for Mumbai
The Mumbai school of
batnsmanship stretches back to
the 1940s with the advent of
Vijay Merchant.
The city then produced
such luminaries as Vijay
Manjrekar, Dilip Vengsarkar and
Sunil Gavaskar, and of course
Clayton Murzello, sports
editor of Mumbai's Mid-Day
newspaper, says: "A lot of
young players get up in the wee
hours of the morning to catch a

ICC Cricket World Cup 200oo7 nc
is inviting applications for the following position within the organisation
0c~ Tile rikt.-rainsMnae

Reporting To:

ICC Cricket World Cup W.I. 2oo7 inc.
Cricket Operations Department
Cricket Operations Director
ICC CWC Headquarters-Kingston, Jamaica
March 2006 May 2007

Purpose and Objective:
* Serves ICC.Cricket World Cup 2007 (ICC CWC 2007) as the ffier responsible for the
management and implementation of the Cricket Operations programme for all
logistics activities related to teams, match officials and critcal tournament staff in
any given Host Venue(s) to which he/she is assigned
* Specific focus on the efficient execution of all arrival, departure, travel,
accommodation and ground transportation plans related to teams, match officials
and critical tournament staff

Scope of Work:
" Report directly to the Cricket Operations Director (COD) and provide supervision
to the Local Organising Committees' Cricket Operations department and staff
* Provide leadership, guidance and oversight to all support sraff responsible for the
management and implementation of the ICC CWC 2o07 Cricket Operations plan
* Attend all ICC CWC 2007 Cricket Operations workshops and seminars as directed
by the COD from time to time
* Develop in conjunction with the COD, an Operations Order for each stage of the
* Be responsible for the execution of the ICC CWC 2007 Cricket Operations Plan in
the Host Venue(s) to which he/she is assigned during the tournament

Educational & Other Pe.cuire'- : -is:
SUver"sity degrEE i referrSe
S -' r w n ic t-' --. -o: .: ;

H-3 tnme a irori nhihor1.
coLud be oIne of the reorLLs i.hy
[Mumbai schoolbo s stand out.
"Tendular and Kambli's
world record has become a
benchmark figure and kids
keep getting reminded of it.
Plus, among Mumbai bats-
men there is an obsession for
But it is not only India that
has a reputation of producing
teenage prodigies.
It is in fact a pan-Asian
phenomenon. Of the 20 young-
est players in Test cricket, Pa-
kistan have produced 10,
Bangladesh six and India three.
In Sri Lanka, schools cricket
is hugely popular and some-
times attracts crowds larger than
forinternational matches.


By Julian Linden

SYDNEY, (Reuters) Graeme
Smith defended his decision
to make an early declaration
after South Africa crashed to
an eight-wicket defeat in the
final Test with Australia Fri-
South Africa, needing to win
the third match to square the
series, gambled everything on a
calculated last-day declaration
that backfired and resulted in a
2-0 series defeat.
-Yes, we've lost but we've
said throughout the game that
the difference between 1-0 and
2-0 for us is nothing. It's still a
lost series," Smith told a news
"To set a declaration and
try to go for a win was in our
minds the only way to play.
The negative option never came
The Proteas led Australia
by 92 runs on the first innings
but two days of persistent rain
thwarted their hopes of build-
ing a massive second innings

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centurions Yash Gandhi and Rahul Tondulkar

Neither current India cap-
tain Raim Dravid' nor the pre-
vious incumbent Sourav
Ganguly had particularly pro-
lific baking records as young-
sters, though they were
schooled in other cities Ban-
galore and Calcuta respectively.
Interestingy, Dravid also
played hockey for his school
while Ganguly excelled in
But in Bombay there is
only one religion and that is

Some Test cricketers who
have played Harris Shield: Vijay
Merchant, Madhav Mantri,
Ramakant Desai, Naren
Tamhane, Sunil Gavaskar,
Ashok Mankad, Budhi
Kunderan, Rusi Surti, Eknath
Solkar, Sandeep Patil, Dilip
Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri,
Sanjay Manjrekar, Sachin
Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli,
Praveen Amre, Sairaj Bahatule,


would pay high

price for UEFA

chief bid
FRANKFURT, (Reuters) -
Germany's Franz
Beckenbauer is ready to give
up lucrative advertising con-
tracts if he goes ahead with a
bid to succeed Lennart
Johansson as president of
Beckenbauer, a World Cup
winner as captain in 1974 and
again as coach in 1990, has been
Germany's advertising icon for
The hugely respected, ever-
smiling 60-year-old currently
appears in TV adverts scoring
goals for a bank, sipping Bavar-


ian beer and plugging a mobile
phone operator but that will all
end if Johansson decides to step
down in 2007.
"As president of UEFA one
must be independent,"
Beckenbauer said in an inter-
x ;v with Capital magazine.
"That would be the end of my
career i;- advertising."
Bece; nbauer. who heads
the Orsa'nsine o'ir.i!ec 'or the
*;l.i Ci;P and did more than

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No team had ever made that
many rnms in the fourth innings
to win a test at the Sydney
Cricket Ground but the Austra-
lians cruised to victory with al-
most 16 overs to spare with
Ricky Pofing chalking up his
second cenatry of the match.
"Obviously the rain yester-
day effected our plans and
caused us to take more and more
risks today but in the best in-
terests of cricket and our own
cricket it was the right deci-
sion" Smith said.
"Everyone in the whole
team wanted to be positive this
morning and go for a win
-Cricket itself needs posi-
tive games and for us as a
team moving forward, we re-
ally need to be positive, it's
the only way we can take
South African cricket for-
Smith said his team had not
counted on the pitch holding up
so well after five days and
found an unlikely ally in
Pontinge wbo made 120 and 143
not out in his 100th Test ap-
"Graeme was pretty much
forced into doing it that way
this rmornin- Ponting said.
"'Tiy had to come out and
ir and score as quickly as they
couid this m-;-iring and to get
enough runs, on the board to try
and defend at the same time
thkc. haa toC gi. IhemselvesU
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Under-19 ruggers also

successful in academics

By Isaiah Chappelle

THE National Under-19
rugby players in the team
that won Guyana's third West
Indies Under-19 champion-
ship title were successful not
only on the field of play, but
in academics.
Vice-president of the
Guyana Rugby Football Union
(GFRU) Noel Adonis made the
disclosure during the awards cer-
emony at Olympic House in
Queenstown, Georgetown on
"We insist on the develop-
ment of the whole person, with
emphasis on academics. A num-
ber of players have done par-
ticularly well despite juggling
playing and studying."
He singled out three play-
ers who did "particularly well"
in the Caribbean Secondary Ex-
amination Certificate (CSEC) -
Keilon Thompson, Satesh
Samaroo and Randell Keiler.

Adonis disclosed that the
GRFU worked with the play-
ers in timetabling school and
playing the game.

RANDELL Keiler was the
star performer passing all
all nine subjects.
Keiler was the star per-
former, passing all nine subjects
he sat at Annandale Secondary

School, gaining four distinctions.
He is now in the sixth form sci-
ence at President's College, pre-
paring to write the Statistics,
Caribbean Studies and Environ-
mental Studies in Caribbean Ad-
vanced Proficiency Examination
(CAPE) and Advanced-level Bi-
ology in the General Certificate
Examination (GCE).
He told Chronicle Sport
that he actually studied for
biology and physics on his
own because there were no
teachers for the subjects at
his school.
"I did one month extra les-
sons and I saw I could do the
work on my own."
Keiler disclosed that the
players worked with a timetable
prepared by themselves and ap-
proved by the GRFU Technical
Director Noel Adonis, reflecting
playing time and studying time.
A resident of Melanie
Daminshana on the East Coast
Demerara, Keiler said he would

travel straight to the National
Park after school dismissed at
14:30 h, training with the Na-
tional Under-19 team until
18:00 h, head home then study
from 20:00 h to midnight.
Keiler has been representing
Guyana since at the Under-16
level in 2003 but was too young
to make the Under-19 team,
which he made following year
and last year, he was vice-cap-
tain. He is still eligible for this
year's championship and most
likely will be the captain.
He made the senior National
team, donning the national jer-
sey in the Southern Caribbean
Championships staged here in
August and was the youngest
player in the team.
His dream is to play in a
Rugby World Cup finals one
day, while aiming for a career
in environmental science, a
subject grew to love although
he wanted to study medicine.

Liverpool win 5-3,

metres and Sinama-Pongolle
headed Liverpool back into the
lead 17 minutes froit time.
With time inning oul.
Luton lost possession fiom a
corner and \\ith Ber-ic'iiord
unable lo ti ci ck l, o hi,, lit.
\,lo\ n o h1ircd hI I, hall into a
tn uji *rdc c i (C i '2 1 ]( )I .IlCie
insllidc III o,\, \! lall.
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Alan Shearer equalled Jackie
Milhurn's club scoring record
with his 2001h goal for
Newcastlle United in a 1-0
defeat of Mansfield.
On the da\ the Premier
Lcagiue cluilbs joined l Ih
5iorl(l' otlicts knockout cup
ts.ldp :-ii i alt '' t a aii d
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THE International Cricket
Council (ICC) is to discuss
the implications of India's
new TV deal at a meeting in
A number of broadcasters,
including Zee, Sony, Ten Sports
and TWI, have been invited to
Thursday's meeting.
The Indian government has
ordered that all major sporting
events, including Tests and one-
day internationals, must be
available to the state broad-
This could affect TV rights
revenue for events like the ICC
Champions Trophy, which In-
dia will host later this year.
The order means any pri-
vate network which secures
rights to India's matches must
make a feed available to Prasar
Bharati, which runs the state
channel Doordarshan, and would
not therefore be able to claim
And it would also apply to
overseas tours made by the In-
dian team.
Last month, ICC president
Ehsan Mani predicted that the
move would have a major impact
on cricket's finances around the

"Cricket boards like the
West Indies, Sri Lanka and oth-
ers might not be able to survive
without this revenue," he said.
Also among the delegates
attending the meeting will be
Sharad Pawar, the new presi-
dent of the Board of Control for
Cricket in India.
He recently cancelled a
TV rights bidding process be-
gun by the previous board
and invited new tenders for a
four-year contract. (BBC

Middlesbrough held in FA Cup world. gEHSANMANI

By Nick Mulvenney Steve Robinson at Kenilworth goalkeeper Bradley Jones the Torquay. P o n ting
Road. wrong way with 90 minutes
LONDON, (Reuters) Kevin Nicholls made it 3-1 on the clock, equalising LOWDRIVE
European champions from the penalty spot eight Gaizka Mendieta's 15th Only six minutes into ain s
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Liverpool survived an
extraordinary FA Cup
football third round tie at
second division Luton Town
yesterday, fighting back from
3-1 down to win 5-3.
Spaniard Xabi Alonso
scored twice, including an
injury-time strike from inside
his own half with Luton keeper
Marion Beresford stranded after
coming forward for a corer.
"Luton made it very
difficult for us and they did a
very good job," manager Rafael
Benitez told Liverpool's website
after a comeback reminiscent of
their Champions League final
triumph over AC Milan.
"I was always confident
that we could come back and
win this game. Xabi Alonso
played very well for us in the
second half and played like a
really good holding midfielder.
He scored two fantastic goals."
Premier League
Middlesbrough were taken to
a replay by Nuneaton
Borough after a late penalty
earned the minor league club
a 1-1 draw.
Two Robert Pires goals in
the opening 18 minutes gave
holders Arsenal a 2-1 win
against Cardiff City and league
leaders Chelsea survived a late
scare to beat Hudderslfield by
the samlle score.
Liverpool appeared to be
heading out ol the conlpelition
al ic le liird round IaCe l)Ir the
I'COlld s aL's o) l tll nin xhenll
Litloi c ,tchliei b\ M ci 'c "sidcl
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minutes after the break, minutes
after France striker Djibril Cisse
had his spot-kick saved by
The introduction of
substitute Florent Sinama-
Pongolle sparked Liverpool's
fightback, the striker netting the
first of three goals in 12 minutes
for the away side.
Alonso made it 3-3 with a
superb dipping shot from 30

minute tree KICK and
securing a Jan. 17 replay at
the Riverside stadium.
"It's like winning the game
to us," said Nuneaton manager
Roger Ashby. "It's no more than
we deserve."
Tamworth, the other minor
league club in action, also forced
a replay after a 0-0 draw at
second division Stoke City
while former England captain

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Arsenal s daeence of the trophy
they won for the 10th time in a
penalty shootout last May, a
Jose Antonio Reyes pass found
Pires on the right and he put the
London side in front with a low
Twelve minutes later, the
Frenchman rushed on to a neat
pass from Dennis Bergkamp
and another cool finish into the
corner of the net doubled the
Cardiff gave Arsenal a late
fright when Cameron Jerome
bundled in and Arsenal
goalkeeper Manuel Almunia was
forced to save at Jeff Whitley's
feet in stoppage time.
Chelsea coach Jose
Mourinho gave some squad
players a run out at Stamford
Bridge, making nine changes
from the last league outing for
the visit of Huddersfield.
Striker Carlton Cole made
the most of his glimpse of the
limelight and opened the scoring
in the 12th minute.
Third division Huddersfield
equalised against the mrn of play in
75th minute v.hen Gary Taylor-
Fletcher was put through by
Michael Collins and beat Italian
goalkeeper Cilo Cudicini.
Chelsea have not been held
to a draw at home in the league
this season and se\cn minutes
later Dulch singer A\rie
Robhhn cut the hiall hack !or
Idluir ( dildj ol Isecn I) tap i in lii
\'iiicr. ]aue IBurtoni
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Test batsman
AUSTRALIA's Ricky Ponting has cemented his position at the
top of the Test batting rankings with his two hundreds against
South Africa in Sydney.
In the latest LG ICC list, Ponting is 34 points clear of South
Africa's Jacques Kallis, who moves up three places to second.
The game in Sydney was Ponting's 100th Test and he marked
the occasion with scores of 120 and 143 not out.
"I feel really good about my game at the moment," he com-
"I still think the Manchester Test in the Ashes (last year) was
my most enjoyable Test match to be able to bat in really tough
conditions and almost save a Test match was very satisfying.
"But this one is going to be right up there and the more I think
about it, the more special it will become."
Ponting's current rankings total of 922 points has only been
exceeded once, when team-mate Matthew Hayden reached 935 in
Glenn McGrath. meanwhile, is back on top of the bowling
rankings despite only managing eight wickets at a cost of 40 runs
each in the three matches against South Africa.
He replaces Shane Warne. who picked up 14 wickets, but also
slips below Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan into third place.
South African Shaun Pollock has dropped out of the top 10 for
the first lime in seven years after his eight wickets in the series
came at an average of 54.37.
The main beneficiary of his decline is England's Andrew
Flintoff. who climbs two places to fifth. (BBC Sport).

cou IFArv.

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ARSENAL 2-1 Cardiff: A Robert Pires brace puts Arsenal
in charge, but a late Cameron Jerome goal ensures a
tense finish. (BBC Sport).

ICC to discu'ss

India ) s TV polic

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26 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 8, 2006


Warner, Beenhakker and

players meet in London

T&T Football Federation
(T&TFF) Special Adviser,
Austin Jack Warner, accom-
panied by Richard Groden,
secretary, and Soca Warriors
manager Bruce Aanensen,
arrived in London yesterday
morning for discussions with
members of the T&T football
team based in the UK.
The talks will centre on the
bonuses for the players follow-
ing T&T's qualification for the
World Cup.
Warner felt it was necessary
to meet with the players so as
to settle the financial compen-
sation, which is among urgent
T&TFF agenda.
The parties will meet this
evening in London.
Warner will also meet with
coach Leo Beenhakker and as-
sistant Wim Rijsbergen today,
at the Sheraton Hotel,
Heathrow, to discuss plans for
training camps and friendly
internationals in the build-up to
the World Cup.
"The fact remains that the
team and its preparation for
what it does in Germany is the
most important thing and we
must ensure that these guys are
well taken care of," Warner said.
Beenhakker and Rijsbergen
have been in England for the
past few days looking at pos-
sible sites for a training.
Friday,they visited Colliers
Park, home to Wrexham, the
club of Dennis Lawrence. With
them was Fifa agent Mike
"He (Beenhakker) spoke to
me in brief and seemed im-
pressed with the facilities, but
he will continue to do his home-
work," Lawrence said.
"It was good to see him
again for the new year and. like

the rest of us, he appears to be
in good spirits ahead of our next
training camp."
Beenhakker and Rijsbergen
will arrive in T&T next week
and Beenhakker is expected to
finalise arrangements for T&T's
build-up to its debut appearance
at the World Cup.
He will oversee a few ses-
sions here, before returning to
Europe later this month, while
Rijsbergen will stay on to con-

MOSIE Peters smashed five
sixes and three fours in his
attacking 46 to inspire Na-
tional Communications Net-
work (NCN)/ GINA State
Rangers to an emphatic nine-
wicket triumph over Com-
bined Print Media in the
Martin Goolsarran feature
25-over tape ball cricket
match played yesterday at the
National Culture Centre

GFL call 29 for Inter-

Association final
SOME 29 players have been called to trials for possible
selection in a team to represent the Georgetown Football
League (GFL) in the final of the Inter-Association cham-
pionship at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden on
January 15.
The players are Scan
Johnson, Dexter Carter.
Lester Peters, Shermon
David, Gordon Henry,
Shawn Bishop, Walter
Moore, Emrick Williams,
Nigel Denny, Konata
Mannings, Edison Gomes, /w
Jermaine Fraser, Sheldon
,uirick, Troy Prescod,
Jerome Richardson, Kelvin
McKenzie. Anthony
Abrans, Renault Fraser. Neil
Hlernandez, Leslie Hollian. %
Nigi Codrington. Gregor'y o
Richardson, Elroy Parks. 4
Shawn Bevency. Eron
Hayde, Dwayne Ali, Alpha NEIL HERNANDEZ
Sylvester. Dirk Archer and Neville Stanton.
Players are required to attend a maindaltori\ traimnin session
S os iat the Natial i Nk liO .., .*:TcI ciXches \ \ I )
Dover and Kavin Pearce. Frank Parris is the manager.
According to a GFL release, only players who partici-
pate in the session will be eligible for selection.

tinue sessions with recently ap-
pointed assistant, Anton Cor-
Corneal carried out a ses-
sion on Thursday for US-based
College players at the Marvin
Lee Stadium, Dr Joao Havelange
Centre of Excellence.
The main purpose of the
session was to look at players
capable of representing T&T at
the Under 23 and senior teams.
"Generally, we got the op-
portunity to see players who
we haven't seen in a year, or in
some cases, two years," Corneal
"It gave us a chance to see
how they compare with the
home-based players from our
schools and Pro League teams
and I think I can safely say that
we have some prospects for the
national team, at least some time
in the future."
A video recording of the ses-
sion was done for Beenhakker
to review.
"He (Beenhakker) will be
the one to make the final deci-
sions with regards to what plans

Tarmac on Mandela Avenue.
The slimly built Mosie got
excellent support from Avinash
Ramzan (28) who struck three
fours and one six and skipper
John Ramsingh 19 as their team
reached 175 for nine in the final
over to overhaul the 174 made
by the Combined Print Media.
Bowling for Combined
Print Media, who conceded 51
extras, medium pacer Ravendra

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Madholall of Guyana
Chronicle grabbed two for 12
from his required four overs
while Trevor Henry had two for
13 in his tidy spell. There was
one wicket each for Kaieteur
News' staffer and captain Scan
Devers. his son Ricardo Devers
and Michael Anthony.
The Combined Print Media
team players contained players
from Guyana Chronicle and
Kaieteur Newss. \while players
Irilom Slabrock Newss failed I~t
sho'. upI.
Earlier the NCN/GINA
State Rangers won the toss and
inserted the opposition to take
first strike. They reached a chal-

are put in place for sessions lo-
cally and as to which players are
recalled or looked at in the fu-
ture," Corneal said.
The players during
Thursday's session included;
Kyle Cupid (Liberty Col-
lege), Terrance Williams
(Mayville State University),
Julius James (University of
Connecticut), Dean Logan
(University of Mobile), Judah
Hernandez (Florida Interna-
tional University), Frederick
Douglas (Philadelphia Uni-
versity), Stephen Cruikshank
(Southern Connecticut State
University), Darryl Roberts (
Liberty College), Abiola
Clarence (Incarnate Word
University), Keron Benito
(University of South Florida),
Regan Tommy (St Thomas
University), Dale Perez
(Mayville State University),
Anthony Noreiga (George
Mason University), Osei
Telesford (Liberty University
and Mbwana Johnson (Uni-
versity of Buffalo). Trinidad

lenging 174 for seven off the re-
duced 20 overs.
Former senior Essequibo In-
ter-county opening batsman and
guest player Raul Khan hit an ag-
gressive 65 with five fours and
four sixes while he also featured
in a significant 111 third-wicket
stand with Madholall who made
an impressive 46 which con-
tained four fours and a five.


Opening bowler Ramzan (2-
43) in his initial spell had
Kaieteur News' Reyaz Husien
and Henry sent back in quick
succession to leave the Media
side tottering at 15 for two be-
fore Khan and Madholall came
to their rescue n the fourth over.
Supporting Khan and
Madholall was ,iuest player An-
thony Shew with a breezy 31
which included five sixes. three in
the last over bowled by Ram/an.
OfI-spinner Ramniniigh was
the other ..ickct tak-er I r
M.'\ -. ,, : 1' 1" 1111' Ills
allotted four overs.
A second match is fixed
for later this month at the
same venue.

Jamaica 97-3 in reply

to T&T 386 all out
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Jamaica, replying
to Trinidad & Tobago's first
innings total of 386, were 97
for three when stumps were
drawn on the second day of
their Carib Beer Series
match yesterday at UWI St. .
Scores: --
386 (Denesh Ramdin 125 not
out, Daren Ganga 93,
Richard Kelly 62, Tishan _.
Maraj 31; Gareth Breese 5- GARETH BREESE
106, Jerome Taylor 2-42).
JAMAICA 97 for three (Marion Samuels 63, Brenton
Parchment 22).

Barbados 365 all out;

Windwards 14-0
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada, (CMC( Windward Islands, re-
plying to Barbados'
first innings total of 365, were 14 without loss when stumps
were drawn on the second day of their Carib Beer Series match
yesterday at the Tanteen Recreation Ground.
BARBADOS 365 (Alcindo Holder 84, Wayne Blackman 60,
Ryan Hinds 46,
Patrick Browne 41, Ryan Nurse 33; Rawl Lewis 6-105,
Darren Sammy 2-48).
WINDWARD ISLANDS 14 without loss.

West Indies in

New Zealand 2006
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua The West Indies team will play its
first Twenty/20 International next month during its tour
to New Zealand. While there, the team will also play three
Test Matches and five One Day Internationals.
The team returns to the Caribbean at the end of
March for the Digicel Home Series 2006, which will see
India and Zimbabwe touring the West Indies.

16 February Tweny20 International Eden Park, Auckland
18 February 1st ODI (D/N) Westpac Stadium, Wellington
22 February 2nd ODI Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
25 February 3rd ODI (D/N) Jade Stadium, Christchurch
1 March 4th ODI McLean Park, Napier
4 March 5th ODI (D/N) Eden Park, Auckland
9-13 March 1st Test Auckland
17-21 March 2nd Test Welling:on
25-29 March 3rd Test Napier

Ganguly upbeat about

form for Pakistan tour
MUMBAI, (Reuters) India's Saurav Ganguly said yester-
day that his form had not improved after losing the Test
captaincy because the responsibility had never really af-
fected his batting.
The 33-year-old, speaking to reporters in Kolkata on Fri-
day after scoring two half centuries in a domestic match, also
said he thought his form had been good in recent months.
Ganguly has been the centre of controversy since losing the
captaincy then being dropped from the India Test team for the
third Test against Sri Lanka.
"I've batted well when I was the captain and I don't think
I am playing better because I am no longer the captain." he said.
lie was recalled for the Pakistan tour and he and vice cap-
lain Virender SehwaLn. Anil Kumhle and secondd wicketkeeper
P i't!hi. ":- cslerd;t ; ,i'!' a n iT'l )a in i ihorc.
The national selectors asked (anguly to play the Ranji
Trophy match to prove his form for the tour and the Ben-
gal batsman responded by scoring 59 and 88 against Tamil


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More Opportnities for


Opportunities for Caribbean businesses to
tangibly benefit from ICC Cricket World
Cup 200oo7 (ICC CWC 2007) continue to
make themselves available, as Expressions
Of Interest (EOI) are being sought in the
areas of: print publishing; the publication
(production and distribution) of official
music albums for the Event and an
on-site merchandise concessionaire.
The complete EOI documents are
featured on our new web site at under the jobs
and tenders banner on the home page.

"With the available resources at our disposal in the
Caribbean, this is a great opportunity for regional
businesses to benefit from CWC 2007" said ICC
CWC 2007 Project Officer Licensing and
Merchandising, Stephanie Campbell.

Campbell also explained that, in keeping with the
Caribbean Economic Enterprise Initiative (CEE), if
an international applicant is selected, they will be
required to partner with individuals in
the:region and utilise Caribbean professionals
and expertise, as well as implement a knowledge
sharing programme.

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The men who revolutionised the sport of Cricket
with their devised formula for revising targets in
rain-affected cricket one-day internationals will
be the feature presenters at the ICC Cricket World
Cup 2007 (ICC CWC 2007) Cricket Operations
Forum II in Antigua this month.
Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis architects of
the famed Duckworth/Lewis system will conduct

Looking Ahead to zoo6 :
The year 2005 saw ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 Inc. (ICC CWC WI 2007 Inc.) and the g Local
Organising Committees (LOCs) of the host venues make long strides in preparations for the ICC Cricket
World Cup.
Many memorable milestones were achieved over the last twelve months, including the launch of the Event brand and
mascot, Mello, the ticketing programme announcement, ongoing stadium construction and overlay planning, the
appointment of Caribbean businesses as official CWC 2007 licensees, and the launch of the Event website at to name a few.
Looking to 2006, and with the understanding that the first warm up match, carded for St. Vincent and theGrenadines is
now only fifteen months away, Chris Dehring, Managing Director and CEO of ICC CWC WI 2007 Inc. had this to say, "The
planning stage is definitely over. It's time to deliver and the next fifteen months will see an escalating flurry of activity
that is typical for major events of this magnitude. The race against time now intensifies, and with the focused attention
by all involved and the cooperation and support of everyone in the region, we will certainly succeed."


an in-depth seminar on their wo
method on January 21 and 22 to Duc
Match Managers from each Host %
Operations Managers from each Loc
Committee and key representative
Host Venue's cricket board.
ICC CWC 2007 Cricket Operations Dir
Hall noted this will give key office
opportunity to learn from and ask
Messrs. Duckworth and Lewis, and n
presentation would be invaluable
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DURBAN, South Africa,
(Reuters) Zimbabwe's crick-
eters suspended their indefi-
nite strike yesterday the day

Top sports

awardees to be

selected February 3
THE top sports awardees based on performances last year,
will be decided next month by a panel selected by the
National Sports Commission (NSC).
Panellists will sit on February 3 at the CliffAnderson Sports
Hall to vote for the Sportsman/Sportswoman of the Year,
Association/Federation, Male and female personalities, coach,
Junior sportsman/Sportswoman, team, Most Improved
Association and journalist in print, non-print and photographer.
An award will also be made to the outstanding persons
drawn from Persons With Disabilities.
Panellists are entitled to make nominations for any of the
awards but their nomination must be made two weeks prior to
the sitting.
Previously, they made nominations just before the vote
of a particular category.

made at a players' meeting
The players walked out
on Dec. 22, in protest at fi-
nancial issues, transport
problems and the continued
presence in office of Zimba-
bwe Cricket (ZC) chairman
Pt'cer Chingoka and managing
director Ozias Bvute.
Th.. government intervened
ER CHINGOKA orn F[-rid. by dissolving the ZC

board and naming an interim
body to be led by Chingoka.
Brigadier Gibson
Mashingaidze, the army
brigadier who chairs the
Sports and Recreation Com-
mission that announced the
takeover, said on Friday a
contractual impasse between
the players and ZC should be
resolved by Jan. 31.
"The olavers have commit-

ted themselves to continuing to
at least until the end of the
month in the light of what was
made clear at the meeting yes-
terday that they should expect
their contracts to be resolved by
then," Field said.
Field said the players did
not hold out much hope that
their dissatisfaction over the

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World CUPtrophy begins

woit tor nGhn

ACCRA, (Reuters) Hundreds of Ghanaians queued in blaz-
ing sunshine to see the World Cup yesterday when soccer's
most coveted trophy began its first world tour.
Fans in the soccer-mad West African nation, whose national
team will make their first World Cup finals appearance in Germany
this year, competed for tickets to see the trophy by taking part in
radio and television quiz shows.
The 15-inch, solid gold statue went on display in a glass case
in a conference centre in the capital Accra.
"I can't express how I feel. I was nervous even standing by it.
I had a picture with it which I'll treasure as I don't know when I'll
get another opportunity like this," said James Allotey, a 21-year
old student, who won-his ticket on a TV show.
The trophy will go on show in 31 cities in 28 countries
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THE FIFA World Cup trophy was well protected in Accra.

ahead of the World Cup, ending its tour on April 10 in Rome.
The 32-team finals kick off on June 9.
FIFA said the tour would allow people to share their passion
for soccer in countries known for their love of football, including
those that did not qualify for this year's tournament.
"I'm very excited to see this cup. I hope Ghana can win it
and bring it to this country for ever," Yaw Nsiah, a mechanic,
told Reuters."

Gatlin, Crawford for

Jamaica meet
KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) Superstar sprinters Jus-
tin Gatlin and Shawn Crawford will make appearances at
the second annual Douglas Forrest Development meet, for
the second successive year.
The Jamaica Gleaner reported Friday that Gatlin, the reign-
ing World and Olympic 100
metres sprint champion, along
with Olympic 200 metres chanm- '- "-
pion Shawn Crawford are e.x- ---r.-
pected to arrive in the island :
"Jamaica is a name-brand
country ... so it's not difficult to '
get people to come to Jamaica," '
Brian Smith, chairman of the
organising committee, was quoted I
as saying
Smith said however he could
not confirm if the stars wouldd
compete as negotiations were
still taking place.
Gatlin and Crawford, JUSTIN GATUN
along with Americans Marcus;
Brunson, Lisa Barber and Bahamian Chandra Sturrup, also
made appearances at last year's meet.

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on the music scene

In tact, he wrote the song
Ieatured on his latest Christmas
CD while e was completing his
internship at LOVE 104.7 FM
and 0 80 AM radio stations in
Atlanta. Perhaps. it is all the
love from the LOVE station that
ias inspired Mr. Lashley's
present writings of Christian
love songs. He says that these
songs add a different flavour
and slyle tu his repertoire.
Look out! He will be releas-
ing his h.lve songs early this
Lashley's credits are good,
including his debut performance
In the USA at the Howard INN,

Washington DC, as a solo artist
at the Guyana independence
Ball. In addition, he has per-
formed at the River Boat in
New York, Vegas, Copa Ca-
bana, Panache, Exstacy, Love
People One. We must mention
his several radio programme ap-
pearances on 91.9-FM and a
television appearance on Joe
Franklin Show.
Lashley would certainly
be thrilled to hear from you.
You may call 770-784-7225 or
770-363-1989 for more infor-
mation about Gordon Lashley
or to book him for perfor-

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Terence Roberts'



continues at

Castellani House
THE abstract compositions of the artist Terence Roberts
continue to be on view at the National Gallery in an exhi-
bition, 'Tropical Abstractions', until Saturday January 21.
The multi-layered colours and patterns of Roberts' paint-
ings reflect his experiences, enjoyment and perceptions as a vi-
sual artist, poet, film and cultural critic drawing on the com-
plexities of modern cultural life in Guyana and on the interna-
tional scene. He speaks of his paintings as in "a visual language"
he invented, his objective being "to make art, not to record the
ready-made look of the world."
"The main emphasis is on how each painting is being pro-
duced, its movements, rhythms and composition...The viewer
is not being asked to look at a specific topic which each picture
defines, but to contemplate and appreciate the structure of its
parts, or sections, and how they interact with each other. This
is where the pleasure of each painting lies, in the making of
itself," Roberts said.
Roberts prominence in Georgetown in the 1970's
with the 'Espressionova' art movement. He subsequently emi-
grated to Canada where he won Canada Council grants for paint-
ing in 1981 and 1982. He later exhibited for several years in
Caracas and subsequently in London, and also travelled in Cen-
tral Europe, Mexico and Central America.
He has been exhibiting regularly in Guyana since 1995 at
the National Galery, subsequently at the Umana Yana and at
the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation, and most
recently at Castellani House with Derrick Callender in 2003 and
The exhibition continues on the ground floor at Castellani
The Stanley Greaves exhibition, 'New-Retro', continues in
the main gallery on the first floor until January 14.
The National Gallery is open to the public Monday to
Friday from 1000 has.to4'7:00 Jirs and pnSatu.lay,%,frqm
'U-6 hs oii '61f8':66 hrs.'Tli6 jgallry k clfosd on 'Sndadys.

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VERY year, many countries in the Caribbean
are affected by adverse weather, tropical
storms and hurricanes. The heavy rains and
winds can cause damage to life and property. Even
in countries such as Guyana where there is no threat
from a hurricane, communities still experience flash
floods and landslides due to torrential downpours that
occur with very little if any warning.
It is important that we are adequately prepared to face these
types of disasters. The focus here is on what to do after the floods
and how to prepare for future disasters in securing your food sup-

The present what to do after the floods

1. Unrefrigerated Food Items
* foods not stored in waterproof containers that have come in con-
tact with flood waters should be discarded.
* Undamaged commercially canned foods that have been in contact
with flood waters may be saved by removing the labels, thoroughly
washing the cans, and then disinfecting them with a solution of A/
cup of bleach per gallon of water. The cans may then be relabeled,
including an expiration date, using a permanent marker.
* Food containers with screw-caps or snap lids should be discarded
if they have come in contact with flood water because they cannot
be disinfected.
* Cooking utensils and other items that cannot be disinfected and
have come into contact with flood waters should be discarded. This
would include wooden cutting boards and plastic utensils as well
as baby bottle nipples and pacifiers (soothers).
* Metal and ceramic utensils and dishes must be washed thoroughly
with soap and hot water and sanitized by boiling or soaking for 15
minutes in a solution of A/ cup bleach per gallon of water before
they are used.
The following items must be discarded if they have come into
contact with flood waters:
* Paper, cloth, fibre or cardboard containers, even if the contents
seem dry.
* Dried cereals, macaroni, spaghetti, rice and any 'sealed' packaged
of crackers, cookies or mixes, within a large paper box.
* Cans with dented seams, bulges, rusty spots or leaks.
* Cans which have been tossed about and are found far from their
normal storage spot. Seams on these cans may have been weakened
or their seals broken, causing contamination or spoilage.
* Jam or jelly sealed with paraffin. Even if they appear intact, their
seals may have been broken.
* Containers with non-sealed, fitted lids, such as cocoa or baking
* Commercially bottled carbonated beverages, if the cap is crusted
with silt; don't attempt to wash, since pressure in bottles may cause
an explosion.
* Foil or cellophane packages.
* Flour, oats, rice, cornmeal, sugar, salt and coffee in canisters or
Once you have determined which of your foods are safe, it is
important that you know how to use them efficiently.
* Use fresh foods first, and save your tinned and canned items for
later, especially if it appears that you will be without electricity
for a long period.
* Try to cook just as much food as you need. If there is no elec-
tricity, you will not be able to keep leftovers safely.
* Use only potable water for cooking and for washing fruits and
* Water may be scarce but DO NOT neglect to wash fruits and vegetables
before using them, especially the ones that may be eaten raw.
* Try to cook meals that require little water. For example, try to
add just enough water to rice when boiling so that you don't have


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to strain, thus wasting water and throwing away valuable water
soluble nutrients.
If there is a loss of electricity, keep your freezer closed at all times. If
the freezer is full, food may be kept safe for approximately two days; a
half filled freezer will keep foods safe for one day, but it could be filled
with ice to ensure the safety of its contents for a bit longer.
Foods that have been thawed but still have ice crystals may be
refrozen safely and stored. Ice cream should never be refrozen. If
the foods have thawed completely, but have been kept at 40F (4C)
or less for no more than one to two days, and appear and smell as
though they are still good, they may be thoroughly cooked and eaten.
Keeping freezers locked tightly helps to keep foods at lower tem-
peratures in power outages for longer periods.
If you have been affected by flooding, you need to assess the
safety of your stores foods.
Even if you have been spared major or minor damages, you may
still need to assess the safety of refrigerated foods if there has been
a power outage. The following guidelines can be used to determine
which food should be used and which should be discarded. Remem-
ber, never to taste foods to determine if they are good. Foods that
taste fine can still have enough bacteria to make you ill.
Discard the following items if your refrigerator temperature has
been at more than 40F (4C):
milk, cream, yogurt
bologna, salami, hot dog sausages
meat, poultry, fish [eggs whether cooked or uncooked]


* casseroles, soups, stews
* cooked macaroni, spaghetti, potatoes, or rice
* cream filled pastries, custards
' cheese pies, pizza
' creamy salad dressing
* open bottles of juice
' open jars of mayonnaise, tartar sauce
The following items can be kept (can be stored at room tem-
perature for a few days)
* butter, margarine, peanut butter
' processed and hard cheese (e.g. Cheddar, Swiss, Parmesan)
* Fresh fruits and vegetables, fruit juices
SFruit pies, bread, rolls and muffins
* Cakes, except cream cheese-frosted or cream-filled
* Dried fruits and coconut
* Vinegar-based salad dressings, jelly, relish, taco sauce, barbecue
sauce, mustard, ketchup, olives and peanut butter
* Flour and nuts
* Fresh herbs and spices
The security of your food supply starts long before you even
begin to hear that flood waters are rising. It is suggested that you
store canned items, dried food and condiments and pre-packaged
foods. As much as possible, look for foods that do not require a lot
of water to cook, as well as invest in some air-tight, water-tight
containers to store items such as rice, flour. Identify a cool dry stor-
age space to keep your stocks. It may be better to store these foods
in a top cupboard as opposed to a bottom cupboard to avoid hav-
ing to move then when flood waters threaten. In case of a flash
flood, there may not be time to secure your food supplies.
With respect to hurricanes, it should start at the beginning of
the hurricane season in June. Be sure to check that you have all
your hurricane supplies on hand in addition to the appropriate types
of food. This would include a first aid kit, a battery powered radio,
flash lights, batteries and a non-electrical means of cooking foods
along with an adequate supply of the appropriate fuel, in addition
to having a food supply on hand.
The possibility of flash floods in your areas, when there is heavy
rainfall, means that you should have your emergency food supply
available year round or at least during your country's rainy season.
The foods you store do not have to be bought all at once, and once
you have built up your store, the food contained should be rotated
so as to avoid spoilage and wastage. Even tinned foods have an
expiry date. Every few months, use some of the foods in your emer-
gency store and replace them immediately so that as much as pos-
sible, you have a fresh supply of food.
Some countries have two rainy seasons every year and we
should be aware of them and prepare for them.

Suggested food items for your emergency food supply
Canned juices Small bottles of mayon
Boxedjuices salad
Snack and energy bars Dressing
Peanut butter
Powdered milk or canned evaporated milk
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Alfro Alphonso and Sons Enterprises invite applications
from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the
position at Charity, Essequibo Coastfor:

,/ B.Sc. in AccountingiUniversity of Guyana Graduate.
/ ACCAqualified orequivalent.
/ Minimum of five years accounting experience.
Attractive remuneration package including
Applicants are requested to submit their applications and
curriculum vita6 not later than January 20, 2006 to:
The Executive Chairman, Alfro Alphonso and Sons
Kingston, Georgetown
Tel. #223-5273-4
86 Charity
Essequibo Coast.
Tel. # 771-4180
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Love affair with lower price books difficult to break up

PRACTICALLY everybody's
read one.
In the 1950s, Zane Grey
westerns were popular with the
men. We ate up our love stories.
our James Bond adventure and
spy novels and the Earle Stanley
Gardner, Dashiell Hammet and
Agatha Christie mysteries.
Who hasn't cherished, at
one time or another, two or
three dog-eared paperback
books to give us distraction and
companionship when times got
rough or lonely?
Some are still around,
tucked away in cardboard boxes
or shelves where the book-
worms and cockroaches may
eat away our memories.
There is different stuff now.
There are more intimate details,
including sexual ones, among
the heroes and heroines. The
writing style is racier with
shorter sentences and a tighter
plot scenario. The brightly
coloured and sometimes em-
bossed covers are a big drawing
card. Invariably, the author's

name is in larger print than the
book title
Despite the competition
from the TV and videos, there
are still a few of us who are
faithful paperback readers.
"I think the two big
attractions in reading paper-
backs are still the price and


size. People are still buying
the hard cover versions
which are always put out first

by the publishers. These cost
three times as much on aver-
age as the paperbacks. But
generally the reading public
will wait until the paperback
comes out which is usually a
year later. The hard covers
are also larger and difficult
to carry around," says Barba-
dian second hand bookstore
proprietor Gregory Adams.
Over at the Cloister Book-
store, perhaps Barbados' most
durable and well stocked book
and magazine retail outlet, now
retired former manageress and
still owner, Ann Musgrave,
pays one of her rare visits to the
Bridgetown store.
Who's selling fast these
days? She tells you the books
of ex-lawyer John Grisham
(with titles such as The Firm,
The Client and Pelican Brief)
are still going well ten years af-
ter coming out. Sandra
Browne, Danielle Steele and
Nora Roberts' soap operas
don't stay on the shelves too
long. In the suspense/thriller cat-

Foreign Excharige Market Activities
Summary Indicators
Friday December 30, 2005 Thursday January 5, 2006

__Buying Rate Selling Iate
Bank of Baroda 197.00 198.00 201.00 203.00
Bank of Nova Scotia 190.00 196.00 201.00 204.00
Citizens Bank 192.00 199.00 203.00 204.25
Demcrara Bank 197.00 199.00 202.00 203.00
GBTI 190.00 19500 201.00 201.00
NB C 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00
rsilkAverage 194.00 197.50 201.67 203.21

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 199 35 202.00

BoG Average Market -. I, Rate: US$1.00 = GS200.25
B. Canadian Dollar
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C. P'nun(d Sterling

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egory, the popular authors there
are James Patterson and Alex
Cross, among others.
Strangely, the late Barbara
Cartland, who once wrote a
book every week and is widely

read in her homeland, Britain,
doesn't go over well in Barba-
dos and probably the rest of the
CARICOM. Musgrave quips
that's because she (Cartland)
didn't write too heavily about
Sex is a human need and the
authors (and publishers who
want every book to be a best
seller) know that's what attracts
readers. It can get "very
graphic" now, says Adams who
has operated his Book Den in
the Belleville area of St. Michael
parish for nearly 15 years, but
people have a choice to stay
away from it...

"Remember the book Lady
Chatterley's Lover by
D.H..Lawrence. That was con-
sidered pornography by the
censors during he 1960s and
banned in UK and rest of Com-
monwealth. Today, it's consid-
ered tame with, as (US author)
Mickey Spillane once observing
that little old ladies are making
his hard boiled mysteries look
almost innocent."
What about the old classics
such as those written by the
Bronte sisters, Somerset
Maugham, Hemingway, Jack
London, Faulkner, Shakespeare
and all the rest that we in the
Commonwealth studied at
school? The Cloister, the Book
Den and other Bridgetown
stores such as Pages at the Cave
Shepherd store in Bridgetown
has a corer with such memo-
rable titles as 'Of Human Bond-
age' (Maugham), 'Pride and
Prejudice', 'Robinson Crusoe'
and the 'Last of the Mohicans'.
Do people still read and
appreciate them? Musgrave
looks at you like just stepped
off the boat into a new land.
"It's sad to say, but stu-
dents these days read only what
they have to read (for their
course requirements)."
Most bookstores in Barba-
dos now have self improvement
sections with signs such as
'Motivational' giving advice on
how to get through life. 'Dr.
Phil' is a prominent author

Biographies of sports per-
sonalities and entertainment
figures appear to be also sell-
ing well. Unlike the 1960s

and 1970s, non-fiction includ-
ing on socio-historical devel-
opment in the Caribbean
(several good ones put by the
Jamaican firm of Ian Randle
Publishing) are coming out
in paperback. As with other
categories, even though they
are paperbacks, they are now
as large as the hardbacks.
Unlike the magazine sec-
tion where signs such as 'You
break the plastic cover-you
pay' hang on the wall and
the security guard tells you
not to linger, browsing in
bookstores is encouraged. At

Please turn to page VI


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fill the under mentioned vacancy:

Personnel Assistant

Five subjects CXC Grades land 2
Diploma in Secretarial Science from a recognized institution
Computer Literate
a Pre-requisites of Office Procedures and Practices
Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills

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to the

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P.0 Box 10530

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THE minute efforts of pioneers in whatever field of endeav-
our are frequently overshadowed by the achievements of their
successors and too often those groundbreakers go unacknowl-
edged. This is poignantly true in the field of Guyanese litera-
"Every little achieved is a landmark established," wrote N. E.
Cameron in 1931, describing the contributions of those pioneers in
the field of poetry. It is distressing that so little is known about the
early versifiers who initiated a written Guyanese poetic tradition, a
practice that laid the foundation for others to build on, producing
internationally recognized poets, winners of such awards as the T.
S. Elliot Poetry Prize, the Casa de las Americas Prize for poetry
and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize.
When you think Guyanese poetry, the name Martin Carter
readily comes to mind. But our written poetry did not start with
Carter, in fact, that tradition started more than one hundred years
before Carter wrote his first verse.
The first recorded verses of this country surfaced in 1832. That
was the year someone calling himself the 'Colonist' published his
'MIDNIGHT MUSINGS IN DEMERARA'. Significantly, this first
effort was printed locally in the Courier Office in Georgetown not
long after the counties of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo were
merged to form British Guiana. However, that was the only local
feature about the book; all of the verses therein were coloured by
inspiration from England.
Following the musings of the 'Colonist' were the ruminations
of Simon Christian Oliver, a Black schoolmaster stationed at St.
Augustine's in Buxton. Oliver was born in Grenada, successfully
settling in British Guiana where he died in 1848, grieving to return

.to his birthplace. Oliver is reported to have written some poems in
.1838 and his verse, '1st August, 1838' may be the only surviving
piece to mark the occasion of freeing of slaves in this country. De-
spite the subject of that poem, it is abounding in archaic English
phrases and in praise of the monarchy, 'oh! Ye first of August freed
men who liberty enjoy,/salute the day and shout hurrah to Queen
Victoria'. Poetry then and for a long while after was written in similar
It took a doctor to inject local flavour to Guyanese poetry; the
names of two of his poems, 'Essequibo and its Tributaries' and
'The Carib's Complaint', bear out this fact. That honour went to
Dr. Henry G. Dalton who was 'born in a British colony, but edu-
cated in England'. In 1858, Dalton published his poems in London.
As if to follow Dalton's lead, William Eaton Roberts and Fred
A. Belgrave produced in 1867 a book of eight poems entitled 'LO-
CAL POETRY'. Although the regular religious theme runs through
the poems, others subjects as kindness, retirement and matrimony
were explored.
But no sooner, it was back to the religious theme which was a
reflection of the times. After emancipation, the Bible was the main
text in the teaching/learning process. This next contribution to local
literature came from Thomas Don who in 1873 published a book
of 43 pieces entitled, 'PIOUS EFFUSIONS'. Incidentally this was
another locally produced book, this time printed at the Royal Ga-
zette Office, New Amsterdam, Berbice!
The subject matter of the early poets cannot be argued away
but there was much to be desired in their craft. Of course, there


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were exceptional pieces like the long poems, 'Agnes de Clifford'
by the 'Colonist' and 'Essequibo and its Tributaries' by Dalton,
but for the most part, the early verses were bad.
So it was, lo and behold, that almost to the end of the period
under examination came along the best, Egbert Martin better known
by nis nom de plume, 'Leo'. He approached his craft in words of
one of his poems, 'The poet is a magician./The philosopher's stone
is his;/It turns all baser metals/To priceless rarities'. Egbert Martin
(1862-1890), described as a 'fair mulatto', was invalid when very
young and died at the age of 28. His first book of poems, 'POETI-
CAL WORKS' was published in 1883, running into 224 pages. That
was quite an achievement! 'LOCAL LYRICS' came out in 1886.
After 'Leo', there was a lull, nay a wide gap, in poetic expres-
sion until a revival in 20th century that led to what is termed mod-
ern Guyanese Poetry.
Cameron, N. E. editor, GUIANESE POETRY, Georgetown 1931
McDonald, Ian. 'Guyanese Poetry before Independence', THE
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:
oraltradition2002 @
Literature Update: More than half of The Guyana Annual 2005-
2006 is devoted to emerging writers, writers whose efforts like those
of the early versifiers will be important landmarks in time to come.
SUPPORT THESE WRITERS by getting copies of this magazine
from Austin Book Services, Universal Bookstore, Michael Ford
Bookshop, Castellani House, Guyenterprise Ltd., and the editor,
(592) 226-0065.

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Sunday Chronicle January 8, 2006

From page IV

least one outlet in Bridgetown has comfortable chairs in addi-
tion to a children's play area.
New books aren't cheap. Over the years, paperback prices
have risen to reflect inflationary pressures. Many of our more
middle-aged and senior citizens will remember going into
stationeries and buying a paperback for a "dollar something".
Now, you have to walk with US$10 and even more for a good
readable book.
That's part of the reason why Caribbean published and print-
ing books are slow movers. Musgrave recalls she didn't like to do
it, but as the owner of a commercial outlet she had to turn away
some books from Caribbean authors. The hard economic fact, she
explains, is that they take shelf space without selling.
"We try to help, but printing costs in the Caribbean are ridicu-
lously high. The print runs are also small. Hence the eventual retail
price (in the store) is out of sight," she observes.
The high cost of books, even paperbacks, explains why
several enterprising people including in Guyana have
opened second hand outlets. There you can pick up
bestsellerss' for US$3 to $5. The $1 bargain shelf, or
Guy$300 cardboard box as it was at Akbar's Bookstore and
Lending Library in the Anna Regina Market, is still a
place to find a good read. Sometimes the cover is miss-
ing and there are dedications like 'TO INDIRA-FROM

VISH, HOPING YOU LIKE THIS (October 1957)' on the
inside, but who cares?
'The Paperback Revolution', to describe the coming into
being of the mass buying of paperback books in the early
1900s, democratised reading culture. The affordable books
came out of the "pulp" (made from newsprint) magazines, es-
pecially on the American market (see the informative website
More libraries were established for ordinary citizens. Left wing
peoples' organizations set up reading clubs.
Recreationally, people read fiction, hopefully not too much
junk, to get a break from the harsh realities of work. Subcon-
sciously, it's a way to better understand the often confusing
and complex world around us. Through knowledge and under-
standing, it may perhaps lead to self improvement to make
your country a better place for all. It's an ongoing thing.
For many people, it is still a joy when you find an old lost
friend to re-read. What a feeling to spot one of the works by your
favourite author.
You take the book to the cashier with a fake bored expression,
hoping they don't notice what a fool they are for having sold that
great book for the ridiculously low price.
It's like that for us faithful followers of paperback read-


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Welcome to this week's issue. Remember that
good paragraph writing has to do with clear
thinking. Just try writing clearly, logically and
to the point. In that way you will interest the
markers when they read your efforts. Of
course, you must first have something of inter-
est to say, for no amount of writing style can
compensate for having nothing to say. You
need most of all, to get to the examination room
well prepared with appropriate knowledge, un-
derstanding and skills. When the examination
paper is given to you, you then need to choose
a topic which you know and understand well.
Just shy away from topics that are new and un-
familiar; if you don't, the choice will give you a
great headache to find points for inclusion in
your essay or letter under examination condi-
tions. Be careful.
Some Examination Questions for Paper 1
Instruction: Cross off the letter that is next to the
correct answer to each question.
Synonyms: Questions 1 & 2
(1) Choose a synonym for the underlined word.
The agreement was a memorable victory.
(a) defeat; (b) forgettable
(c) triumph; (d) occasion

(2) The people made immediate contact.
(a) future; (b) instant
(c) limited; (d) obstruct

Reference Sources: Questions 3 & 4
Choose the correct resource material.
(3) Where should you look into for the meaning of a
difficult word?
(a) newspaper; (b) almanac
(c) novel; (d) dictionary

(4) In Guyana, where should you look into first to
find outwhowon the Miss Universe Contest, 2005?
(a) log book; (b) newspaper
(c) almanac; (d) magazine

Definitions: Questions 5 & 6
(5) An instrument for measuring the pressure of air
is a(n) .....
(a) thermometer; (b) barometer
(c) perimeter; (d) electroscope

(6) The act of cutting or carving is called ....
(a) slice; (b) bunch
(c) peel; (d) chop

Choose the right word: Questions 7 & 8
Underline the word that best completes each of the
following sentences:
(7) On Saturday night the football team will play their
....Star Wars.
(a) imposters; (b) rivals
(c) youths; (d) servants

(8) Plants .... in good soil with plenty of sunshine
and water.
(a) triumph; (b) repel
(c) thrive; (d) extol

Homophones.:Question. 9
Choose the sentence in which the underlined word
is used correctly.
(9) sight/site

-(a)Everyone agreed-that-the expanseoefgreyclouds (a)-carity;j-(b)-aggression--"
was a beautiful site. (c) laxity; (d) serenity
(b) Jane knew John by site, but she had never spo-
ken to him.
(c ) Suzette watched the blue bus until it disap- Dictionary Order: Questions 16 & 17
peared from sight.

(d) The sight that John lost track of was just be-
yond the horizon.

Comprehension Character's Action: Ques-
tion 10 & 11
Jason understood fully that he might actually be
going to die like the man at his feet. And it occurred
to him that, if he fell, all he was ever going to get out
of life he would have already had. Nothing, then,
ever could be changed; and nothing more no last
experience or pleasure could ever be added to
his life. He wished, then, that he had not allowed
his wife to go off by herself tonight- and on similar
nights. He thought of all the evenings he spent away
from her, working, and he regretted them. He
thought wonderingly of his fierce ambition and of
the direction his life had taken; he thought of the
hours he'd spent by himself, filling the yellow sheet
that had brought him here. Contents of the dead
man's pockets he thought with sudden fierce an-
ger, a wasted life.
(10) What did Jason's understand fully?
(a) his possible death;
(b) his missing wife;
(c) his alert brain;
(d) his pocket contents

(11) What did Jason's thoughts reveal about the kind
of person he had become?
(a) neglectful; (b) over-caring
(c) thoughtful; (d) handsome

Comprehension fantasy & reality: Questions

"Do you think that Jack Thorn will see us?"
Marion asked me.
"I think so. The coin's genuine. Anyone can
see that."
"But Sergeant's been gone a long time,"
Marion protested. "Maybe he's calling the police or
"What for? We didn't do anything."
"We didn't do anything in 1998 or 2004 ei-
ther, but look at the trouble we had?"

12. One fantasy in the story is this one.

(a) Maybe the Sergeant is calling the police.
(b) We didn't do anything.
(c) Jack Thorn will see us.
(d) We had a lot of trouble.

13. One reality in the passage is this:

(a) We did something in 1998 and 2004.
(b) Thom's eyes are all-seeing.
(c) The coin is genuine.
(d) Someone is calling the police.

Vocabulary: Questions 14-15

14. Simon served the undiluted fruit juice to his
thirsty friends.
(a) with water; (b) warmed up
(c) full-strength; (d) very cold

15. This word is the antonym for turbulence.

16. Choose the correct alphabetical orABC order
for the following words.
(i) eider, (ii) effervescent, (iii) eject, (iv) egress,

(a) (i), (iv), (ii), (iii)
(b) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(c) (ii), (i), (iv), (iii)
(d) (ii), (iv), (i), (iii) ,

17. (i) impact, (ii) inside, (iii) impede, (iv) in-

(a) (i), (ii), (iii), (iv)
(b) (i), (ii), (iv), (iii)
(c ) (iv), (ii), (i), (iii)
(d) (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)

Spelling: Questions 18-19 !

18. Sirfone instructed the .... to take her picture
when she was receiving her prize.
(a) photogrofer; (b) photographer
(c) photographer; (d) photographer

19. The cyclist had to .... through the don-town
mid-day traffic to arrive on time.
(a) manuvre; (b) manoover
(c) monouvre; (d) manoeuvre

Reading between the lines: Questions 20-22

Tamilla was breathless when she reached school
one morning last June. She had been kept busy
getting medicine for her bigger sister making sure
she was resting comfortably. Her mother worked
from early morning to late at night. Tamilla never
complained about her many extra duties at home.
Her mother often asked the girl not to do so many
extra things for her, but there was no one else to do
them. The family used to have a maid and a cook.
When they came to the city there was nothing for
both parents to do except the mother. Father Simon
had to leave for the 'bush' to work gainfully.

20. Why was Tamilla breathless?

(a) Her mother did not like her.
(b) Her sister behaved badly.
(c) She was hurrying.
(d) She had much to do at home.

21. Why did her mother do so little?

(a) She did not like Tamilla who was her second
(b) She worked almost the entire day out of the
(c) Tamilla's older sister was not well.
(d) Tamilla was forced to do much work.

22. "She never complained" shows something about
Tamilla's character.

(a) She was a self-less person.
(b) She kept things in her mind.
(c) She was a silly child.
(d) She loved to complain.

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Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Today
we will continue looking at Natural Materials
and where they come from (the source by which
these natural materials are made.) also some
of the artificial materials.

Last week our last topic was leather (Forms of

Forms of leather
There are a number of processes whereby the skin
of a dead animal can be formed into a supple, strong
material commonly called leather e.g. Vegetable-
tanned leather, Alum-tanned leather, Rawhide,
Boiled leather, and Chrome-tanned leather.

Vegetable-tanned leather is tanned using tannin
(hence the name "tanning") and other ingredients
found in vegetable matter, tree bark, and other such
sources. It is supple and brown in color, with the ex-
act shade depending on the mix of chemicals and
the color of the flesh. Vegetable-tanned leather is
not stable in water; it tends to discolor, and if left to
soak and then dry it will shrink and become less
supple and harder. In hot water, it will shrink drasti-

call and plasticize, becoming a rigid, brittle material
of little use.

Alum-tanned leather is tanned using aluminum salts
mixed with a variety of binders and protein sources,
such as flour, egg yolk, etc. Purists argue that alum-
tanned leather is technically "towed" and not tanned,
as the resulting material will rot in water. Very light
shades of leather are possible using this process,
but the resulting material is not as supple as veg-
etable-tanned leather.

Rawhide is made by scraping the skin thin, soaking
it in lime, and then stretching it while it dries. Like
alum-tanning, rawhide is not technically "leather", but
is usually lumped in with the other forms. Rawhide is
stiffer and more brittle than other forms of leather,
and is primarily found in uses such as drum heads
where it does not need to flex significantly; it is also
cut up into cords for use in lacing or stitching.

Boiled leather is a hide product (vegetable-tanned
leather) that has been hardened by being immersed
in hot water, or in boiled wax or similar substances.
Historically, it was used as amour due to its hard-
ness and light weight, but it has also been used for
book binding.

Chrome-tanned leather, invented in 1858, is
tanned using chromium sulfate and other salts of
chromium. It is more supple and pliable than veg-
etable-tanned leather, and does not discolor or lose
shape as drastically in water as vegetable-tanned.
More esoteric colors are possible using chrome tan-


We will now look at how some of the artificial materi-
als are made.

; .

Glass: is a hard, brittle, generally transparent or
translucent material typically formed from the rapid
cooling of liquefied minerals. Most commercial glass
is made from a molten mixture of soda ash, sand,
and lime.

Gas (Gasoline): is a petroleum-derived liquid mix-
ture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as
fuel in internal combustion engines.
Gasoline is produced in oil refineries. These days,
material that is simply separated from crude oil via
distillation, called natural gasoline, will not meet the
required specifications (in particular octane rating;
see below) for modern engines, but these streams
will form part of the blend.

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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome. Although revision largely involves
going over notes which you have previously
prepared, it does not mean just passively read-
ing them through not absorbing or connect-
ing. Even at the revision stage you should be
applying effective skills of study. What are some
of these? Well, here they come:
" Test yourself at regular intervals;
* Try some problems which you haven't
tackled before;
* Write plans for some possible letters,
descriptions or stories;
* Use active recall reciting, reading or
just verbal recall of your notes; talk about your
subject with someone; Check your understand-
ing of your notes
The main thing is to do something actively when
you revise. Love you 'Bye.

Tourism in Guyana (as in other countries) is about:
1. The kind of activities tourists engage in during
their stay away from home and work.
2. The meeting of their needs until they return from
where they came.
3. The quality of the stay away from home and work
between 24 hours and one year in the country.
4. Guyana's efforts at keeping its entire environment
spick and span and beautiful to behold
5. The conservation and preservation of the envi-
ronment which includes its natural,. : .iral and his-
toricai resources
5. Rising standards of operations in areas of busi-
ness which includes holiday resorts.
6. Its natural features of attraction
i a Waterways with tneir rapids, and falls: .- never-
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ful tributaries, creeks, lakes and inlets; and their
many islands, especially in the Essequibo.
ii) Resort locations tucked away bedside creeks,
lakes, and rivers.
iii) The Essequibo sunset.
iv) The rainforests with their trails and other attrac-
tions like bird-watching and video-taping.

Examination-type Questions Paper 1
Draw a heavy black line through the letter you have
(1) The most easterly of the Caribbean islands is
one of these islands:
(a) Guadeloupe; (b) Dominica
(c) Barbados; (d) Tobago

(2) The head of government in Guyana is called:
(a) Prime Minister; (b) Sir
(c) President; (d) Senator

(3) In which area is the range of Kanuku Mountains
(a) Lethem; (b) Mazaruni
(c) Skeldon; (d) Mahadia

(4) The Moco Moco Hydro-electric site is found
(a) Mazaruni; (b) Rupununi
(c ) Acarai: (d) Potaro

(5) Which do you think is the correct percent size
of our !nieror savannahs zone?
(a) 5%: (b) 5.5%
(c) 5'- (d) 5.05%

(6) The Ca ibbean islands are made up of the
Greate-A the L iesserA ': 'e,- .-:.'?: ;"&

(a) Windward Islands;
(b) Virgin Islands;
(c) Leeward Islands;
(d) Bahama Islands

(7) Earth travels around the sun.
its ...
(a) rotation; (b) orbit
(c) revolution; (d) axis

This path is called

(8) Vaqueros are persons associated with the ....
(a) diamond mining; (b) lumbering
(c) cattle rearing; (d) fishing

(9) Most of Guyana's imports of petroleum come
from this country:
(a) Venezuela; (b) Trinidad & Tobago
(c) Canada; (d) United States of America

(10) The Guyana Interior Roadway, when completed,
will link Guyana with one of the following countries:
(a) Suriname; (b) French Guiana
(c) Brazil; (d) Venezuela

(11) Which is the best thing children should do when
their teacher is out of the class?
(a) Idle in the classroom:
(b) Go to the playing field:
(c ) Study their work quietly
(d) Talk to peers

(12) Which of the foiiowin is n-ot responsible for
protecting the rights of our citizens'
(a) The Guyana Police Force
(b) The Guyana Magistrate Cour-
(c : The Guyana Human R :' s Association



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From page III

Bouillon cubes
Syrups and honey
Flour, cornmeal, other cereals
Macaroni. spaghetti
Tinned cheese
Cooking oil
Canned fish (tuna, mackerel,
sardines, herring)
Canned chicken
Canned meats (corned beef,
Canned peas, beans
Canned soups
Dried soup mixes
Canned vegetables
Dried fruit e.g. raisins prun
Coffee and tea
Jams and jellies

Non-food items

Bottled water.(one gallo
son per day)
Paper and plastic utensils
Garbage bags
Manual can opener

The chewing The DentistAdvise
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gum factor


OOTH decay is
an infection
dis e as e
powerfully affected by
the diet and by the
pattern of its
consumption by the
person. Its dependency
on ingestion of
fermentable dietary
carbohydrate (sugar) is
beyond question.
However, caries does
not occur in germ free
animals, no matter what
their diet, thus
establishing it as a
microbiological disease.
Based on these facts,
researchers are
working consistently to
identify new ways to
combat tooth decay and
so far they have been
For centuries it has been
known that salivation contrib-
utes positively to oral hygiene
by literally washing away the
colonies of caries producing
germs that constantly prolifer-
ate on the tooth's surface. The
practice of chewing gum origi-
nated with the act of keeping a

smooth pebble in the mouth.
Bad breath may be resisted in
this way.
The merits of chewing gum
as it relates to preventing tooth
decay are well publicised. Lit-
crature and TV advertisements
refer to the buffer effects that
saliva has on dental plaque and
everyone knows that chewing
gum provokes salivary flow.
But therejs a new aspect to the
mechanism whereby chewing
gum helps prevent caries. That
aspect has to do with the actual
composition of the chewing
Several studies of humans
have examined the effects of
partial or total substitution of
sugar by xylitol in chewing gum.
Xylitol is sweet but is not a fer-
mentable sugar. Actually it is
chemically classified as an alco-
As part of the famous
Turku sugar studies, a compari-
son of caries experience was
made among three groups of
adults whose diet contained
foods that were exclusively con-
"sumed. The results after two

years supported by a variety of
microbiological, salivary and
other observations demon-
strated dramatic reduction of
decay incidence, about 85 per
cent by comparison with the or-
dinary sugar diet. Studies clearly
demonstrate non-carcinogenic-
ity of high xylitol (65 per cent)
content gum. They also sug-
gested that such chewing gum
was caries inhibitory, despite
the limited time and quantity of
exposure of the dentition of the
gum. Of course, it should be
recognized that chewing gum
would seem to be an ideal ve-
hicle for delivering caries-inhibi-
tory substances at relatively
high concentrations to the sur-
face of the teeth, although the
quantities ingested may be very
The factors which are
conducive to tooth decay are
remarkably localised to the
surfaces of the teeth. They
are plaque, its bacterial popu-
lation, the acid produced
from sugar in the plaque in
juxtaposition to the tooth
surface, and the sugar sur-
face and the sugar challenge
to the plaque flora.
Certain factors should be in-
volved with the chewing gum


Administrative Assistant
Sharing skills (C tr
Changing lives

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to work for a period of seven (7) months. You
would be an experienced and professional person who enjoys working in a team. The
Assistant will need to be flexible, able toprioritize a varied workload, good with figures and
have a thorough working knowledge of word processing packages and IT systems. You feel a
commitment and compassion toward working for the poor and underprivileged in Guyana.
The role involves a number of administrative processes:
* Receiving and channeling all telephone calls within the office taking telephone
messages, inform other VSO staff of such messages and answer all calls politely.
Greeting visitors and volunteers to the office, ensuring that they are offered tea/coffee
and the relevant programme staff is informed of their arrival.
Receiving, opening, stamping; recording and distributing mail to the relevant staff
* Provide secretarial support to the Programme Support Manager and other staff as
Preparing routine correspondence and maintaining a filing system
Operating a petty cash system, preparing cheque payments and ensuring full
Complete and submit National Insurance and PAYE claims
Coding of vouchers and accounting data entry.
Previous experience from other international organizations or local development
organizations is an asset.
Application forms and a detailed job description can be uplifted from our office. Please
Contact Marcia Cambridge. Deadline for receiving applications is January 12, 2006 at 4 p.m.
VSO is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications fr6m any qualified
Interviews will be held on Monday, January 16, 2006 from 8.30 a.m.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

VSO, 106/107 Lamaha & Carmichael Sts, PO Box 12199 Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone: 227-0689/2688 Facsimile: 226-8613 Email:


Vocational Rehabilitation Centre
The Mi.nistr of Heajlh mI\ tns applicanons for the following vacancies:
Instructor 1

Part II of Cil\ & Guilds Goeniment Technical Education Examination Craft Course
in addiicon to fe i 5i cars pos. qualification experience.

Instructor 1
Information Technology

Diploma in Computer Science from a recognized University plus three (3) years
post quialificalion e\penence

Instructor 1
Garment Construction
Trained Teacher's, C ert 'icate from Cr nl Potter College of Education with option an
Home ManaIemneni. Ganrieni C0oninstction or other related areas with at least three
31 ear. post qualificAijion e\pelnence

The full lime Instrulcl:ioI-S '.A IIl he paid a basic 'salary intadditional to an allo\vance
ofi 2'1 II per niion i

The i nm inisrucor r,. ill be prnd it the raje of $1.000 per hour.

TII ~sccClu, 'l pi:lic.l i.nts -i.'hiuld I. p.i, eni and sensitive to\w ards people with
disa biliic: jnd i.ildcrsiaind ilhicr lceedd

Il eresied persons are required to sutbmit their applications no later than .anuanr 2I
2' ti c to il e o fice he
Permanent Secretary
Mlinistr of Health
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Page IX

for the sake of oral hygiene.
The chewing gum must contain
xylitol sweetener instead of
sugar. The content of xylitol
should be high. that is over 60
per cent because it is the xyli-
tol that specifically attacks
the germ (strep mutana)
which causes tooth decay.
The gum should be chewed
for at least a total of 20 min-
utes a day. This implies that one
may chew the gum four times
for five minutes, during the en-
tire day, so as to derive the
maximum effect.
Finally, a study done by
Dr. James Levine, published
in the New England Journal
of Medicine suggests that if
a person chewed gum during
waking hours and changed no
other components of energy
balance, a yearly loss of more
than five kilograms (about 10
pounds) of body fat may be
anticipated. This is because
chewing gum causes a rise in
metabolism by as much as 20
per cent which burns an av-
erage of 11 calories an hour.
Researchers though, were
quick to point out that the
experiment is not intended to
encourage gum chewing as a
weight loss regimen.


Guyana Chron





key to graduate's success

By Stacey Bess

VIA telepltpne, she conveyed gentleness and strength.
She said that our perception is on target. Indeed, she is an easy-
going person, who enjoys life, is determined to succeed and makes
learning fun.
This is the outlook that steered Jacquelyn Rhonda Jhingree to
achieving a distinction inuchemistry in the Faculty of Natural Sci-
ences, University of Guyana (UG). At UG's 2005 convocation, Ms.
Jhingree emerged best graduating student from the Faculty of Natu-
ral Sciences, other than the winner of the President's Medal and win-


JACQUELYN Rhonda Jhingree
at her graduation, UG, Turkeyen
Campus last year.

ner of the Chancellor's Medal. She was awarded the Vice Chancellor's
Special Award for Best Graduating Student other than the winner of
the President's Medal and the Chancellor's Medal.
In a telephone interview with the Sunday Chronicle last week,
she said that the reason for her success in chemistry is a simple one.
S "I like it," she said, further positing, "The important thing is to
choose something (a course of study) that you like."
Jhingree pointed out that she encountered several students at the
university who were undecided regarding curriculum of study and
switched between programmes in pursuit of their passion.
But this quiet country girl, who hails from Guyana's ancient
county, Berbice, discovered her ardour for chemistry long before stir-
ring the waters of tertiary studies. As she completed the final year
of '0' level studies at New Amsterdam Multilateral School, former
chemistry teacher, Ms. Dawn De Santos played an integral role in
pn ming Jhingree for chemistry.
Her love of the subject grew from-fifth form to sixth form -
vw here she combined chemistry, pure mathematics and mechanics, and
biology to university.
'It was a lot of work compared to the other sciences, but I had
logs of fun," Jhingree said.
Atyage 19, she left the home of her parents, Alvin and Anita

"... I didn't study everyday. I didn't have a regular.
study pattern. I didn't study at the last moment either;
you can't do that with chemistry. I just told myself
that I was going to do my best...Once you begin to
get good grades it is difficult to accept anything less."

Jhingree of Fyrish, Berbice a quiet place extremely conducive to
relaation for UG She adapted well to the briskness of city life
i. nd lived in two dormitories on the Turkeyen Campus. Her first
two years were spent at the New Buildihg Society dorm and
.- the latter two at Beharry's Hall of Residence.
i-' "I fouled living on campus very conenient, I really
liked it," she said.
.Daily 22:15 hrs roll calls, 22:30 hrs curfews, and
kitchen and TV embargo at the dorms helped her
-: ;' to maintain discipline.
But I didn't study everyday. I didn't have a
S. 'i.-lar study pattern. 1 didn't study at the last
"- -- ii,,ment either: \ou can't do that with chemis-
I ) I just told myself that I was going to do
i i i best." Jhingree said.
SVery good grades during the first year were
-. S a: catalyst to her overall excellent achievement.
"Once you begin to get good grades it is dif-
I dlt to accept anything less." she said.
.-;:- Jhingree was such a distinguished student during the third year of her chemistry
..udies, UG appointed her a tutorial tutor in
S mathematics and statistics, and a laboratory
S---. demonstrator for chemistry students. In her
S.. :-final year, she continued duties in the chem-
... ;"-'; istry lab.
She is now teaching chemistry to fifth
-and sixth form students of St. Stanislaus
College, Brickdam, Georgetown.
-Speaking about her teaching appoint-
ment she said, "I like teaching and the stu-
.. dents are responsive and most of them are
really bright."
: .- -. Besides, as she prepares for the Mas-
ters level of schooling, teaching chemistry
~ is an ideal method for keeping the topic
S"I miss studying," Jhingree said.
^ -However, she has to choose an area of

chemistry before setting foot in the Masters classroom.
SShe is currently contemplating a number of inter-disciplinary ca-
reers such as chemical engineering, organic chemistry, biochemistry,
environmental chemistry, food science, analytical chemistry and fo-
rensic chemistry.
As she ponders her next academic and career move, 23 year-old
Jhingree, will also continue to work as a Guyana Zoo Volunteer at
the Botanical Gardens, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown. Her volunteer
activity involves policing, which is to ensure that visitors to the Zoo
treat the animals appropriately; being a tour guide; and providing
cage side talks. Moreover, she will be sharpening her French.
4Jltimately, it was a blend of her hard work and determination
with her parents' sacrifice that accomplished her success.
"I have never given up, even when things don't go my way,"
were Ms. Jhingree's last words.

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u :life of a

Toughriver girl

By Stacey Bess

"Books [wove] a magical flying carpet to secret
worlds of intrigue, danger, romance, mystery, en-
chantment and was poetry in the ver-
bal and musical form that really enthralled and en-
ticed...." Poet Amy Ramdass
PROFESSIONAL Guyanese accountant, Amy Ramdass, who
lives in Canada, recently published a hefty book of poetry.
"Goddess Thoughts: The Rest Are Mere Details', which was re-
leased late last year, is compact with more than 200 easy-to-read
lyrical poems and rhyming thoughts on controversial subjects rang-
ing from Big Bang, the Bible, the planets, celestial beings, ancient
folklore and mythical gods,-to love, family, friendship, nature and
On a brief visit to Guyana during the 2005 Christmas season,
Ms. Ramdass spoke with the Sunday Chronicle on her first book -
the product of the sheltered life of a river girl.
Ramdass was born and bred at Susannah's Rust a village, 34 miles
up the right bank of the Demerara River, Guyana. Her childhood
was serene, her parents over-protective. Ramdass and her 10 sib-

FOR more than 30
years, Shamo Birsen
devoted her time and
energy to her husband and
children as a stay-at-home
moni. At least 17 of those
years were spent in New
York where the family,
formerly of Corriverton, had
migrated in 1988.
But early in 2002, higher
education beckoned and, heeding
the call, Mrs. Birsen enrolled at
York College. Her achievements
since .then have been nothing
short tf remarkable.
She passed all her entrance
exams, majored in Political Sci-
ence and minored in Pre Law.
Surprisingly, just two years
later, she was able to graduate
with heL BA degree in June of
2004 with Magna Cum Laude.
Shamo made the National's
Dean's list and the All- Ameri-
can Scholar Yearbook. In addi-
tion, she took evening classes at
York and received a Paralegal
Certificate. During the winter
session of 2003, she also became
a Notary Public of Queens
Not yet satisfied, Shamo de-
cided to continue her educational
goals at Queens College. She reg-
istered in September of 2004 to
pursue a Masters in Urban Af-
fairs. In less than a year, on June
3, 2005, she graduated with a
Masters Degree in Urban Affairs
from the prestigious Queens
College with honours where her
daughter Shani-had graduated in
1995. Shamo then took the
LSAT exams in September of
2005 and scored 179 out of 180.
According to Shamo, edu-
cation is an investment that
pays rich rewarding dividends
and it is something that can-
not be taken away from you so
easily. As such, she plans' to
continue her studies at Cuny
Law School where she hopes
to specialise in Immigration
Law some day.
Shamo is grateful to her late
parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Latchminarine (Minee) of No. 68
Village, Corentyne, Berbice, for

all the good things that they had
instilled in her.
The Birsen family is also cel-
ebrating the achievements of son,
Sanjiv Davedass Birsen (Suraj),
who graduated from Aviation
High School in June 2003 with
his Airframe Mechanic Licence.
In June 2004, he graduated from
FAA School in New York with
his Power Plant Licence. He was
then awarded a Scholarship to
Aeronautical University in
In June last year, he gradu-
ated with his Private Pilot Li-
cence from Embry Riddle Aero-
nautical University in Daytona
Beach Florida where he is now
an honour student working to-
wards his commercial Pilot Li-
S Shamo, Shani and Sliraj
have extended gratitude to
husband and rather
Balkrishna Birsen called
'Buddy' for all his love and
support, without which they
could not have recorded their
sterling achievements.

lings were not allowed to travel.
A portion of her elementary education was obtained at Susannah's
Rust Primary School. But essentially she was home-schooled.
Being perennially surrounded by nature during her childhood,
Amy said that she was able to engross in deep thinking "to go
deep for answers."
She sailed high seas and roamed deserts of the written word as
she journeyed with numerous authors.
"Much of what I've leant in life is from books, not from people,"
Ramdass declared.
She states in the introduction of Goddess Thoughts that she fell
in love with the written word at a very tender age mainly due to the
entertainment void at Susannah's Rust
"Books [wove] a magical flying carpet to secret worlds of in-
trigue, danger, romance, mystery, enchantment and was
poetry in the verbal and'musical form that really enthralled and en-
ticed...," she said.
Poetry became her solace. Her indulgence in the art form rup-
tured the monotony of academic study.
From childhood she began to pen her own feelings, working
mainly during the early morning hours when her thoughts "flow like
a river" and she can write her "heart out." c
As she matured, got married, moved to Canada and started.-:
a family, her interaction with people improved. Her relations
with others boosted her'criting.
Although Ramdass believes that her writing ability is a gift, she
says, "Just being around people inspires me to write. I see their.
positives and I want to show them that they have something beauti-.
ful inside of them."
Tragedy also induces her ink on paper talent as it did when her
father died in 1988. Prior to his death, Ms. Ramdass had put poetry
writing on hold.
She got serious about compiling the book six months ago.
With the title coined, she went after internationally recognized
visual artist David Howard Johnson, who sketched a thought-pro-
yoking cover design for 'Goddess Thoughts: The Rest Are Mere De-
The title of her book is inspired by Einstein's "I want to
know God's thoughts, the rest are mere details.'
And who is the Goddess?
Ramdass answers: "Some believe that she is the divine principle,
the feminine aspect of God, while others feel she is nature, the cre-
ative Goddess. I also believe that the Goddess is the ultimate power,
the supreme mind within each woman. She is wholeness, negative
and positive, good and evil, Kali and Durga, black and white, life and
death. She is like the sea totally healing yet totally destructive. She
is the warrior woman and the peacemaker, the unholy one and the
Read the poetry!
It resounds with Amy Ramdass' thoughts and many details.
Visit or local bookstores for copies.

The Republic of Guyana will celebrate 40 years since it attained
independence. To make the celebration in the run up to May 26. 2006
unique and memorable. the Government of Guyana is inviting proposals-
from Public Relations Finns to produce related materials to mark this

Proposals must be'marked on the top right corner 'Proposal for
Guyana's 40th Anniversary' and must be submitted no later than
January 14, 2006 to:
Government Information Agency
Area 'B' Homestretch Avenue
D'Urban Backlands


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Sunday Chronicle January 8, 2006



By George Barclay
USTICE of Appeal
Mr. Ian Chang, in
2004, explained
the law governing the
powers of a magistrate
and the DPP, when
viewing the unlawful act
of a magistrate who
committed a man-
slaughter accused for
murder, and the DPP
who indicted a man-
slaughter accused for
murder when the depo-
sition evidence did not
support the capital

At'the time Justice Chang
was hearing a case at the crimi-
nal Assizes in which the indict-
ment involving murder accused
Martin McLennon was chal-
lenged on the grounds that the
Director of Public Prosecutions
ignored the committal order for
manslaughter and indicted the
accused for murder when the
deposition evidence did not
support that charge.
The Judge had also noted
that Justice of Appeal Nandram
Kissoon. in the case of Police-
man Robert Beresford for a Writ
of Certiorari, had taken the view
that under no circumstance can
a magistrate lawfully commit an
accused charged with man-
slaughter forthe greater offence
of murder.
Justice Chang had also

- judge rules

noted that the same Judge had
found that-the Director of Pub-
lic Prosecutions (DPP) can al-
ways indict an accused charged
and committed for the offence
of manslaughter with the greater
offence of murder.
But Chang observed that
since the case of Beresford,
the DPP had indicted for
murder, Martin McLennon,
who was committed by a mag-
istrate to stand trial for man-
However, when the murder
indictment came up for hearing
before Justice Chang, who was
giving voluntary service in the
High Court with the aim of re-

during the backlog of cases, that
Judge challenged the action of
the DPP to indict the accused
as he did and invited counsel on
both sides Mr. Khemraj
Ramjattan for the defence and
Ms Candace Raphael for the
Prosecution, to support the
DPP' action with legal argu-
After hearing arguments on
both sides, during which the
lawyers were questioned on
several aspects of the related
law, Justice Chang, ruled against
the DPP's indictment of the ag-
gravated offence of murder and
held that the accused should
stand trial for manslaughter as
committed by the magistrate.
Delivering his judgment,
Justice Chang added:-
"I must mention that in the
case of an application by Rob-
ert Beresford for Writ of Cer-
tiorari, Kisson J. seems to have
taken the view that under no
circumstance can a Magistrate
lawfully commit an accused
charged with manslaughter for
the greater offence of murder
and that the DPP can always
indict an accused charged and
committed for the offence of
manslaughter with the greater
offence of murder, once the evi-
dence of the depositions can
support such a substituted
Justice of Appeal Chang
added, "I am not prepared to

say that the committal power of
a magistrate under Section 71 is
so absolutely limited. Nor am
I prepared to say that the power
of the DPP under Section 113
(2) is so wide.
"However, I am prepared
to say that the exercise of the
powers of both of these judicial
officials is circumscribed by the
demands of procedural regular-
ity and fairness.' he added.
The facts of the case dis-
closed that McLennon was
charged with the offence of
manslaughter. A preliminary
inquiry was conducted into
that charge and he was com-
mitted to stand trial in the
High Court by the inquiring
Magistrate for the offence of
The DPP, however, later in-
dicted him for the more aggra-
vated offence of murder.
When the accused was ar-
raigned in the High Court, he
was unrepresented by Counsel.
With the concurrence of the ac-
cused, the Court undertook to
make efforts to have the accused
represented by a counsel as-
signed by the State.
In the meantime, a jury was
selected after the Court in-
formed the accused fully that he
had the right to.. challenge three
jurors without cause and for
anyone thereafter, he must
show cause.
The accused made no chal-
lenge to any juror.
But before members of the
jury were sworn and put in
charge of the case, the Court

raised the issues whether the
DPP had the power to indict an
accused with aggravated offence
of murder when he had been
charged with and committed to
stand for the lesser offence of
manslaughter and whether, on
the assumption that the evi-
dence on the deposition evi-
dence sufficed to support a suf-
ficient case for the greater of-
fence of murder, the DPP had
properly exercised such power.
State Counsel requested an
adjournment for a few days to
address the concerns of the
Court and the adjournment was
In the interim, the Court in-
vited Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan,
the then President of the
Guyana Bar Association and a
lawyer with considerable expe-
rience in the practice of crimi-
nal law, to appear on behalf of
the accused and to address the
issues raised by the Court.
During the discourse be-
tween the judge and the law-
yers, the law relating to the
wide powers of a magistrate and
the DPP were fully discussed.
In his judgment, Justice
of Appeal Chang, among
other things, said:" A f t e r
complying with Section 65
and 66 of the Criminal Law
(Procedure) Act, the
magistrate committed for the'
related but more aggravated
offence of murder. The High

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As a result of the flooding in several areas, the Ministry of Health would like to advise
residents of the flooded areas of the following: -

Use only bottled or treated water for drinking.
Treat water for domestic use including bathing, brushing teeth and cooking with
Seek emergency medical attention for any vomiting and diarrhea, cuts or puncture
wounds immediately.
Keep out of the flood water (children must not swim or play in the flood water).
Avoid walking without shoes in the floodwater (stay at home unless it is absolutely
necessary to be elsewhere).
Look out for centipedes, snakes and other poisonous pests seeking dry places.
-.As the water recedes, clean surrounding immediately with household bleach, or other
When cleaning surroundings use protective gear such as gloves and masks.
Sleep under a mosquito net.
Disconnect all electrical appliances, telephones and electrical points which can be
affected by the excess water.

To keep you and your family in good health, ensure you do the following every time
you prepare food:

Keep food protected from flood water:
Throw away all food that has been in contact with flood water;
Before cooking vegetables, wash with treated water:
Wash all fruits with treated water and peel before eating:
Do not eat raw vegetables:
Cover cooked food from flies:
Always s wash hands with soap before and after and eating:
Cook food thoroughly, eat immediately or refrigerate within two hours.

During flooding, flood water can get into the water supply mains, making it unsafe
for household purposes such as drinking, cooking, brushing teeth,, washing hands,
bathing and washing frints and vegetables.

To make your \\ atcr safe add bleach as follows:

-to one bucket of \\atcr add 'A teaspoon of bleach
-to five gallons of water add '/ teaspoon of bleach.
-to a 400 gallon N after tank add 1 cup of bleach (equivalent to a Chubby bottle)

Com cr and leave water to stand 30 minutes before using.

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qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean
Community to fill the abovementioned positions with
assigned duty station in Guyana.

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
the Secretariat's web page at applnhrmncaricom.orq.

Applications with full curriculum details, including
nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational
qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or
expertise, language proficiency, list of professional
publications, three referees (at least two of whom must be
familiar with the applicant's work), and other relevant
information, should be sent to the Adviser, Human Resource
Management, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen,
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Common Entrance

4 8 4 16

Hettoboys and-girts,
Welcome to our Mathematics columns.
Today we will look at key word revision
cards but we do not want to say more
than the following:
* Plan regular revision sessions in
your study time-table.
* Revise regularly from your cards.
Improve them if necessary.
* Avoid looking at new material in re-
vision sessions; tack it in only if you un-
derstand it and avoid wasting study time.
* Make your revision active test,
write, converse, question.
* Do not ever read passively!
Keep on applying yourself to your study.
Use the key word revision card more of-
ten, it aids understanding and memory.
Be wise always.
Love you.

1. What is the value of the 9 in 16 967? An-
swer: b) 900
2. A prime number is ... Answer: c) 29
3. A multiple of 5 is ... Answer: c) 25
4. Addition is the inverse of subtraction. What
is the inverse of multiplication? Answer: b)
5. Which formula can be used to find the
area of a rectangle? Answer: b) L X B
6. Area is measured in -units. Answer:
d) square
7. Which one represents the ratio of 3 dogs
to 16 rabbits? Answer: d) 3:16
8. One million three hundred sixty thousand
eight can be expressed as Answer: c)
9. By how much is 5806 more than 3742?
Answer: a) 2064
10. What is the quotient of 128.5 + 100?
Answer: b) 1.285
11. The decimal, 0.15, expressed as a per-
cent is? Answer: d) 15%


The table
Five families had small garage sales. This is
their record.

Family Money Money
__Spent Taken In

Family 1
Family 2
Family 3
Family 4
Family 5


$85 000

Round amounts to the nearest thousand dol-
lar, and then solve each probler-
1) How much did families 3. 4, and 5 spend?
2) How much more did Family 5 spend than
Family 1'?
3) How much money was take'- v the fani-

lies 3 and 4 together?
40 What is the difference between the money
taken in and spent by Family 2?
5) How much money was taken in by each of
the families 1,3, and 5?

6) Suppose you have made 8 lucky bags for
a garage sale. You have 3 of each item, but
only 2 items may go into each bag. The value
of each bag must be different and come be-
tween $300 and $400. Which 2 items should
go into each of the eight bags?

Hint: Try each object with the others on the
list. Begin with the pencil. Use as many dif-
ferent combinations as possible.
Pencil $130
Small top $140
Eraser $150
Marbles $190
Ruler $220
ball $250

What should be in each bag?
i) Bag 1 ....;
ii) Bag 2 -....
iii) Bag 3- ....;
iv) Bag 4 -....;
v) Bag 5 -....;
vi) Bag 6 -...
vii) Bag 7 -....;
viii) Bag 8 ....

7. A distance runner ran for 1 hour and 39
minutes in the morning and 1 hour and 45
minutes in the afternoon. What was the total
running time of the skater?
8. One sprinting club sprinted for 3 hours and
33 minutes. Another sprinting club sprinted
for 2 hours and 35 minutes. How much longer
did the first club sprint?
9. It costs $200 an hour to dance practice at
the ballroom. What is the charge for 5.25
hours of dance practice?
10. Suppose you have to pay $515 per hour
to use a motorcycle and $345 per hour to
rent a helmet. How much does it cost you to
practice for 1 /2 hours?
11. One Sunday, 288 people were present in
church in the morning, 136 in the afternoon,
and 396 in the evening. How many people
attended church that Sunday?

Bonito's Place
The chart below shows how many mangoes,
vegetable salads, and cold juices were sold at
Bonito s Place during July, August and


May Jiune Juil

25.4q if

Use-the chartto answer the-questions.
12. How many mangoes and vegetable salads
were sold in July?
13. Were more cold juices sold in May, June or
14. Were more mangoes and vegetable salads
sold in June or July?
15. How many cold juices were sold in May and
June together?
16. How many vegetable salads were sold in
July over June?
17. How many vegetable salads were sold in
May and July?
18. How many mangoes were sold from May to

Pay strict attention here!
19. Eight hundred and sixteen thousand, two
is 816, 002.
20. Eight hundred thousand, fifteen is 800,
21. One million, one thousand, fifty is
22. One hundred million, seven hundred is
23. The largest number that can be made us-
ing the digits 6, 9, 4, .5 is 9,654.
24. The smallest number that can be made
using the digits 707832 is 203,778.
25.0.3 multiplied by 10.002 is 3.0006.
26. 30 and 3 hundredths written in decimal is
27.51 and seven tenths written in decimal is
28.25 written in Roman numerals is XXV.
29. 2/15 + 6/15 = 8/15
30. 7/8 + 1/4 1/8 = 8/8 =1.

31. What is half of 22 4?
32. What is the sum of 12/17 and 5/17?
33. What is nineteen hundred and four thou-
sand, seven?
34. What is three million, sixteen hundred thou-
sand, fourteen?
35. What is one million, fifty?
36. Subtract 2/5 from 6/15
37. Find the largest number that can be made
using the digits 8, 7, 0, 6, 3.
38. What is the smallest number you can us-
ing the digits 8643278?
39. What is 0.3 multiplied by 30.003?
40. What is 65 hundredths written in deci-
41. VVhat s the total of 306 and 3/10 written
In decima!?
42 "-.-s 2 written n n Roman numerals?
43 ,'hat is 7/!10 written n as oercer,0
~ :r :s ii ( : 2/3

Sunday Chronic "l16'a6a 8, IOf6



- IIIIIIyIhr nileIa ua-II00

AnrExcerptforyourReading Pleasure

Read the following excerpt and gather ideas for your
personal examination preparation. Be confident.

After a while my way was stopped by a creek or
inlet of the sea, which seemed to run pretty deep
into the land; and as I had no means to get across,
I must needs change my direction to go about the
end of it. It was still the roughest kind of walking;
indeed the whole, not only of Earraid, but of the
neighboring part of Mull (which they call the Ross)
is nothing but a jumble of granite rocks with heather
-- in among. At first the creek kept narrowing as I had
looked to see; but presently to my surprise it began
to widen out again. At this I scratched my head, but
had still no notion of the truth; until at last I came to
a rising ground, and it burst upon me all in a mo-
ment that I was cast upon a little, barren island, and
cut off on every side by the salt seas.

Instead of the sun rising to dry me, it came on to
rain, with a thick mist; so that my case was lamen-

I stood in the rain, and shivered, and wondered what
to do, till it occurred to me that perhaps the creek
was fordable. Back I went to the narrowest point
and waded in. But not three yards from shore, I
plunged in head over ears; and if ever I was heard
of more it was rather by God's grace than my own
prudence. I was no wetter (for that could hardly be)
but I was all the colder for this mishap; and having
lost another hope, was the more unhappy.

And now, all at once, the word came in my head.
What had carried me through the roost, would surely
serve me to cross this little quiet creek in safety.
With that I set off, undaunted, across the top of the
isle, to fetch and carry it back. It was a weary tamp
in all ways, and if hope had not buoyed me up, I
must have cast myself down and given up. Whether
with the sea salt, or because I was growing fevered,
I was distressed with thirst, and had to stop, as I
went, and drink the peaty water out of the hags.
Taken from R.L. Stephenson's KIDNAPPED

To Be of Use
Marge Peircy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
They seem to become natives of that element,
the black sleek heads of seals
bouncing like half-submerged balls.

I love people who harness themselves, as ox to a
'heavy cart,
.who pull like water buffalo, with massive patience,
-who strain in the mud and the muck to move things
who do what has to be done, again and again.

I want to be with people who submerge
in task, who go into the fields to harvest
and work in a row and pass the bags along,
who stand in the line and haul in their places,
who are not parlour generals and field deserters,
but move in a common rhythm
when the food must come in or when the fire be put

S The work of the world is common as mud.

But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cries for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.

About the poem Study-read the piece. It will do
well for you. Think of it in terms of your degree of
improvement in time for your up-coming examina-
tion. You just might be able to begin to put your
best efforts forward this week. Do try to get things
right for yourself.

1. What experience of yours parallels with what you
find in the poem? Think about persons you know
who work to overcome real problems and discuss
the experiences with someone who likes success.
2. What is a "parlour general"?
3. Tell a story which includes an experience of a
character who feels satisfied after he/she has seen
that "the thing worth doing well done has a shape
that satisfies."

Here is another useful passage:

The book is a biography of Laxalt's father, a Basque
shepherd who went to America when he was six-
teen. As Laxalt puts it, "My father was a sheep-
herder, and his home was the hills. So it began
when he was a boy in the misted Pyrenees of Ne-
vada." Look at the description of Laxalt's father at
the age of 63. He was in an exclusive New York
restaurant, on his way back to his homeland for the
first time since he came to America.

We made it through the soup abd salad without in-
cident. It began when the waitercame to take away
our salad plates and put on others for the main
course. He collected John's and mine, and then
reached for my father's. But h4could not lift it, be-
cause my father was holding it to the table with both
"I'm sorry," said the waiter. "I thought you were fin-
"I'm finished," said my father.
"Oh," said the waiter, and again reached for the salad
plate. Myfatherheld on.
"May I take your plate, sir?" said the waiter
"No, "said my father mildly. i
The waiter stood in confused silence fora moment.
"But I have to put another plate there, sir. "
My father shook his head. "It is all right, "he said.
"Don't go to any bother."
The waiter blinked and then smiled weakly "Oh,
it's no bother at all, "he said, an'd again reached for
This time, my father put his hands overthe plate to
protect it. The waiter stopped Short and straight-
ened up. He looked at us in something akin to
frenzy, and John gestured with his head. The waiter
retreated to the back of the room and stood there
watching us from long distance. He was pale and
still had a plate in his hands.
"Pop, said John, "Why don't you give him your
My father shrugged. "It's clean enough, 'he said.
This time John blinked. "I don't understand what
you mean."
"They shouldn't waste a plate, said my father. "This
one's fine."
John regarded my father for a long moment. "It's

-really no-bother-re-said- "T-hey've got-awasher-
back there that does all the work."
"Well, they might run short," my father said.
"I'm telling you, Pop," said John. "There's no dan-
ger He took a deep drag of his cigarette and leaned
forward again. "Pop," he said, "You're going to get
that waiter in trouble."
"What?'said my father concernedly?
"It's this way," said John. "They're supposed to put
a new plate on for each course." That's the way the
management wants it. Ifthe waiter doesn't do it and
one of the managers sees him, he gets fired on the
spot "
"I never heard of such a thing, "my father said.
"It's true, "said John. "That waiter's probably wor-
ried plenty by now "
"Well hell, "said my father "Tell him to take it then."

The selection is taken from Sweet Promised Land
by Robert Laxalt (1959: 62-3). You can use the
questions below it as guidelines for a better under-
standing of it. When your own writing can provoke
such discussion, then it has hit the mark of excel-
lence. Keep on keeping on!

For a better understanding of the text
1. Do you think this was the first incident the father
had with the waiter? Support your answer.

2. What did the waiter say when the father refused
to give up his plate to him?

3. Can you say that the waiter was persistent? Give
evidence to support your answer.

4. Why do you think the present tense was used in
the following sentence: "They're supposed to put a
new plate on for each course. That's the way the
management wants it."

5. Explore the language of the waiter and give two
observations about it. Look at his comments:
a. "I'm sorry. I thought you were finished."
b. "May I take your plate, sir?"
c. "But I have to put another plate there, sir."
"Oh, it's no bother at all."

6. Why do you think the waiter used "sir"' and "may
I"? Give about two reasons for their use.

7. Give the tone of voice the waiter used as he spoke
to the writer's father.

8. Was the brother making up the story about man-
agement and new plates? Give reasons for your

9. In essence, why do you think the father refused
to let the waiter take his plate? What did the father
actually say?

10. Has anything similar to what happened in the
extract ever happened to you? Tell about it.

11. Get into you-
comment on wh
their, the son, ar.

study group and then write and
each of you thinks about the fa-
the waiter, each in his turn.

12. What would, ou have done if you had been the
father, the son, F id the waiter in his turn?

13. What is you understanding of that aspect of
the culture from whichh the writer's father came?

Sunday Chronidcle January 8, 2006

Page XiTV

Sunday Chronicle January 8, 2006

We have been
married 10
years and
have a daughter, 5. She
was legally adopted and
is not my biological
daughter. My husband
adores her.
Our marriage was not based
on what you call "love" but
was, I guess, out of convenience.
We were both new immigrants
to Canada and found ourselves
convenient with each other. We

got married. I love him, and I am
pretty sure he cares for me in a
special way, too. We lived a
comfortable life in Toronto until
we moved to New York because
of his job.
We adopted our daughter
when she was an infant. At that
point, my husband met a
married woman based in
Montreal. He admitted his
feelings for this woman and told
me he would like to have a life
with her. If I agree to separate
from him, this woman may

separate from her husband.
This hurts me a lot. I have
not done anything wrong during
the years we have been together.
I've devoted my life totally to
him and our daughter, which he
does not deny. I told him I
won't make things easy for him
since he is messing up our lives.
I can reject the idea of
separation, can I not?


Reyna, the 'Persian Letters'

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for
the position of:

Manager Customer Service

To oversee the activities of the Customer Service Department through the
development of customer service policies and procedures as needed to ensure
consistent exemplary customer service and customer satisfaction.

Knowledge, Skills andAbilities Required:
Sound knowledge of the insurance industry and regulations.
Sound knowledge of various insurance products (e.g., Health and Life Plans,
Annuities, etc.).
IT Literate with significant experience using MS Office Suite.
Excellent verbal communication, public relations and negotiation skills.
Ability to supervise assigned staff in a manner conducive to efficient and effective
work performance and positive morale.
Ability to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, both within and
external to the organization (e.g., coworkers, agents, clients, suppliers, tour
operators, airlines, etc.).
Organizational and planning skills, including the ability to take tasks through to
Ability to work under pressure and maintain composure under extreme stress.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least five (5) years work experience in the Financial Services and/or the
Insurance Industry.
Post secondary Degree or Diploma in Management, Business or related area of

Please forward your cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references and
copies of your Degrees/Diplomas/certificates by r 1cn.J,. January 16. 2006 to:
Human Resource Department. P.O Box 10530

In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate the position for which you are

by Baron de Montesquieu is a
tale about Usbek, a traveller
from Persia.
Usbek has a harem in his
homeland, and when he
travels to Europe, the harem
revolts. Freed from their
master's control, the wives
and harem guards do what
they are now free to do. Even
Usbek's favourite wife, the
one he most trusts, is found
with a lover. The point of
Montesquieu's story is that
our nature will always try to
assert itself.
The mind is a river whose
source is unknown, but that
river has very strong tendencies.
Perhaps the strongest of these
is the tendency to find love.
You say you love your husband
now, but a woman who is
intimate with a man will always
call that love.
You confess that your
marriage was a marriage of
convenience. In a marriage
of convenience it is not
unusual for the marriage
to end because one or both
parties find someone they
truly love. The point of
Montesquieu's story is the
never-ending dilemma of
your marriage. Love was not
the basis of your marriage
and that is what your
husband seeks.



Contractors are invited to be pre-qualified for works to be undertaken by the Regional
Administration of Region 3.

Areas of works to be undertaken are as followss:

(a) Construction and Rehabilitation of Buildings
(b) Construction and Rehabilitation of Roads
(c) Drainage and Irrigation Works and Structure
(d) Schools Furniture
(e) Bridges and Fences

Contractors are required to submit at the time of Tendering:

(1) A valid certificate of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue Authority. It must be noted
that where a Tender is submitted in the name of a Company/Finn the certificate must
reflect the name of the Company/Finn and not the owner's.
(2) A valid Certificate of Compliance from the General Manager, National Insurance scheme
(3) Evidence of financial resources from Banking Institutions available to undertake v. I
(4) List of manpower/resource.
(5) Record of past performance.
(6) List of machinern/equipment.

Pre-qualification must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing no identity of the
Contractor and should clearly indicate on the top left-hand corner the areas of \\ ork
to be undertaken.

Pre-qualifications should be addressed to the:

Regional Tender Board
Office of the Regional Democratic Council
Region 3
West Coast Denmerarl

and deposited in the" Tender I1ox at the Regional Administration i()lice. Vrccd-cn-I loop.
\West Coastl D)merara not later thtan .laiiIua 24. 2001)6 at 09 00 hrs.

Contractors or their reprcsten'tate mla\ he present ;a the open,11 o 01he i ]'e-.Iai:]lllCaC;t(itn

N Ratmkis<-oonf
RecgIonal j co'\.i' c ()!l'ic

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Even if I don't get a response, maybe just typing my question
will get it off my chest. I have been "seeing" someone since
June. We go to the movies or for walks, maybe dinner, and we
snog a good bit. We do this once a week or so. It is definitely
becoming more frequent and the make-out sessions more
intense. But...what are we doing?
I called him today to go out a full 10 days away, and he said he
was pretty sure he would be busy because he has lots of obligations.
Okay. That was a blow-off, right? We are both graduate students
who live at home and have jobs, but no kids or divorces or anything
which would over-complicate this. Are we "friends with benefits,"
or are we dating? Can I ask him this? Or is that taboo?


Andrea, if you can't ask a man if you are dating, you shouldn't
be snogging him. If there was a real connection, you would know
you are dating, and you wouldn't hesitate to speak openly. "Friends
with benefits" describes a relationship which is no advantage to a
woman. It's a step down from "he's getting the milk for free." At
least in that case a woman knows she's dating the man.
Hold yourself of higher value. Imagine you are a prize to
be won by a man who asks you out and sees his contact with
you as a relationship.


Time should always play an important factor in our lives and we must always recognize
-, this. Here are some words pertaining to time.

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i ', :' " . .

This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project which
appeared in Development Business, Issue # 578,16 March, 2002.
The Government of Guyana (GoG) has received financing from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) for the Unserved Areas Electification Programme (UAEP). It
is intended that part of the proceeds of this financing be applied to eligible payments
for the procurement of goods for the construction of ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION
SYSTEMS in the project areas.
Guyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. now invites sealed bids from
qualified bidders for the supply of KSU 25 CONNECTORS and METER
Bidding is open to interested parties from eligible source countries of the IDB, and ',
be conducted through the national competitive bidding process as specified by the
IDB. Further information could be obtained from:
UAEP Project Implementation Unit
232 Middle St., Georgetown, Guyana
Bidding documents may also be inspected at this location. Bidding documents in the
English Language may be purchased from and on submission of a written application
to the Contracts & Supplies Manager, GPL, 40 Main St. Georgetown, Guyana, South
America, and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Seven Thousand Guyana
Dollars ($7,000 GYD) or equivalent in any freely convertible currency. All submitted
bids must be accompanied by a BID SECURITY of no less than two percent (2%) of the
total bid price, in Gu...; jri: Duil l : or equivalent in any freely convertible currency. The
method of payment should be by crossed bank draft/bank certified cheque
Bids must be addressed as follows and delivered before 09:00 h on Tuesday 8
November, 2005 to the Tender Box at the same location:
The Chairman
National Board of Procurement & Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Sts Georgetown
Guyana, South America Powering he Future!
Bids will 'e opened at a public ,. .,'niioo at 09:00 h on Tuesday 17 January, 2006 at
the address given above for submission of bids. Bidders/representatives may attend.
Late bids will be rejected and electronic bidding will not be permitted.




S Guyana Power & I
S eligible bidders

c Insulators,
- Bolts, brac
S Connectors
a *Transform(
" A complete set of b
o G$1,000 on submit

6 Tenders must be
2 (NIS) compliance
provided at the adc
" h (2.00 pm) on Frid
O Bid envelopes must bh
o 40 Mai
-< George
S Bids will be opened
D 14:30 h (2.30 pm).







Light (GPL) Inc. invites sealed bids from

wire holders, pins
:es, clamps, nuts, rods, washers
s, conductors, pre-form wraps
id documents may be purchased for a fee of
ssion of a written application to:
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As we usher in
the New Year, it
is a time to
reflect on the past year.
It is a time to
reminisce on the many
actions we consciously
took to treat the
environment with the
respect it deserves.
After all, a healthy
environment does
mean good health and
prosperity for us.
As we ensure that we and
others around us keep the
drains and canals free of plastic
and other impediments we are
at the same time also
safeguarding our health. Let's
do all we can to prevent blocked
and foul-smelling drains in 2006!
It may be hard to accept but
many of us unwittingly
contribute to the blockage of our
drainage systems. While

deliberate dumping into the
trenches and canals cause them
to become blocked so does wind
blown litter from the parapets
and streets. Food boxes and
plastic bags and bottles are light
and are easily blown by the
wind into the waterways.
No doubt a lot of us can say
with certainty that we are not
guilty of these bad practices but
can we say the same about
standing up to people who
demonstrate these negative
behaviours? If not, then this is
a change we may want to make
in the New Year.
Many of us may feel that
minding our own business is
a good approach to life, but is
it really? Not standing up for
the environment exposes us
to the risk of diseases from
stagnant trenches which
serve as a fertile breeding
ground for the mosquitoes
that spread filaria and yellow

fever! Not doing something
about bad environmental
practices leaves us no choice
but to suffer the discomfort of
foul smells and unsightly
surroundings. Surely, minding
our own business means looking
out for our health and comfort
which is only possible in an
environment that is clean
and healthy.
So, as we celebrate the
New Year, let us renew our
thinking and do the things that
would save our environment
that provides for us and our
May the joy and happiness
that comes with this season be
bestowed upon you and your
loved ones and may your future
endeavours be prosperous.
The management and
staff of the EPA would like to
sincerely wish our readers
and the rest of Guyana a
prosperous and fulfilling

Remember that you can share you findings and ideas by sending your
letters to: "Our Environment", C/o EIT Division, Environmental
Protection Agency, IAST Building, Turkeyen, UG Campus, GREATER

(A UNDP, GOG & Private Sector Initiative)

Applications are invited from the Business Sector (SME's) to register and
participate in the following workshop to be held in the Conference
Room of the CIDA Programme Support Unit, 56 Main and New Market
Streets, Georgetown.
*Element of a good Business Plan 30-31 January, 2006

Deadlines for registration are as follows:
Element of a good Business Plan 23 January, 2006

WORKSHOP January 2006
GMA Building, Sophia Exhibition Centre
Sophia, Georgetown
Tel: 227 4295, 223 7405
Contact: Administrative Assistant

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2006. It was a pleasure
serving the public with
information on issues

relating to the EPA and our
environment and we look
forward to your continued

patronage. Enjoy the holidays
while you create more
memories and less waste!

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Invites applications from suitably qualified persons for admission to
the following course commencing January 2006:

The Diploma in International Shipping & Logistics programme is an interdisciplinary
programme designed to equip new entrants and to upgrade the skills of personnel in
the Shipping and Allied Industries in the total management and operation of port and
shipping related companies.
This is a two-year full-time / part-time programme, accredited by the University
Council of Jamaica. The course is offered by distance delivery using print material,
face-to-face tutorials and computer support.
Target Audience: Staff at all levels of the Maritime and Allied Industries, persons
working in the transport and logistics management sectors, business professionals,
career changers and school leavers.
Entiy Requirements: Five(5) CXC/GCE 0' Level subjects including English
Language and Mathematics OR for mature students, relevant work experience with
two (2) recent testimonials.

Certification: Students have the choice of completing any of three certificates, the
entire diploma or individual modules on the programme. On completion of three (3)
certificates and a diploma project, candidates will be awarded a diploma.

Students may pursue certificates) in anyone of the following areas:
Port Administration
Modules covered: Port Operations, Geography of Ocean Transport, Computer Studies,
Industrial Relations, Principle of Accounts. Marketing Practices, Logistics
Management and Marine Pollution & Environmental Studies.
Shipping Business
Modules covered: Maritime Law. Commercial Shipping. Economics of Shipping.
SBroking & Chartering Practices. International Trade and Finance. Marine Insurance
and Carriage of Goods by Sea Law.
Maritime Logistics
Modules covered: Cargo Planning. Modal & Intermodal Transport. General Ship
Knowledge. Marine Tenninal Operations and Seaborne Cargoes and Dangerous Goods

Funding: Limited funding I scholarships are available through the Jamaica Maritime
Institute Trust Fund for bright. needy and dcscrving applicants.
For further iniorlimation, contact:
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have sold 15 million units
in the United States, accord-
ing to Nielsen SoundScan.
"(My inspiration) was so
strong with 'Love. Angel. Mu-
sic. Baby.,"' Stefani says. "I
knew exactly what I wanted to
do, and it was just like I had
such a fire of inspiration."
"How to Dismantle an
Atomic Bomb," U2: The Irish
quartet's llth studio album de-
buted with a bang at No. 1 on
the Billboard 200 in November
2004 with sales of 840,000
units. The project has scanned
2.9 million copies in the United
States on the strength of such
tracks as "Vertigo," "All Be-
cause of You" and "Sometimes
You Can't Make It on Your
Some critics called the al-
bum the group's best effort
since "The Joshua Tree," which
won a Grammy in this category

From page XII

Court quashed the
Committal Order on the
ground that the magistrate
had no jurisdiction to commit
for the greater and more
aggravated offence of murder.
"If the magistrate in that
case could not have committed
for the offence of murder when
the original charge was for man-
slaughter, then surely the DPP
could not have indicted the ap-
pellant with the substituted
count for murder.
"If it was procedurally
wrong or improper for the mag-
istrate to have done so, it is dif-
ficult to see how the DPP could
have done so under Section 113.
Parliament could not have in-
tended to confer on the DPP
the discretionary power to do
that which was procedurally
wrong or improper for the mag-
istrate to do.
'Because of the proce-
dural mandates in Section 65
and 66, the position would be
materially different if an ac-
cused was charged originally
with the offence of murder
hut was committed for the
lesser offence of manslaugh-
"In such a case, the accused
would have been afforded the
opportunity of leading a defence
to i ie greater offence of murder
and therefore it would not be
procedurally irregular or unfair
for him to be indicted for that
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in 1987. It follows on the heels
of its popular 2000 project,
"All That You Can't Leave Be-
hind," which has sold 10.8 mil-
lion units worldwide, according
to Interscope.
U2's manager, Paul
McGuinness, told Billboard
in 2005 that the band is
"always trying to beat their
previous best. They went
into (their career) to do it
as long as they could be
great and then stop. They
hold the title, and they're
not going to give it away. If
someone wants to come and
take it away, they'll have to
fight them for it."
"Late Registration,"
Kanye West: Not one to couch
his feelings, West told Billboard
last summer that his sophomore
album "is so good, it's scary."
He said that some of the work
on his debut, "The College

Dropout," which has scanned
2.8 million units, "was rushed,
although people liked it. I've al-
ways wanted to sound like I
was rapping at the top of a
mountain. I wanted to change
the sound of music."
West worked with producer
Jon Brion and a host of artists
including Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z,
John Legend, Nas and Common
on the August 2005 release, and
incorporated previously re-
corded vocals from Bill Withers,
Curtis Mayfield and Etta James.
The album blends hip-hop, al-
ternative and soul with live in-
Such tracks as "Gold Dig-
ger" and "Diamonds From
Sierra Leone" propelled the
Roc-a-Fella album to bow at
No. 1 on the Billboard 200
with 860,000 units. Total sales
now count 2.2 million copies.

stituted count, and necessarily circumscribed
"The question may be asked by the dictates of procedural
as to the legal position where an regularity and fairness in view
accused is charged with murder, of the fact that the Act contains
invited by the magistrate to lead mandatory requirements for in-
a defence to the lesser offence quiring magistrates to afford an
of manslaughter, but is later accused the opportunity of
committed by the magistrate for leading a defence to the offence
the greater offence of murder as charged (Sections 65 and 66).
charged. "Evidential sufficiency un-
"In the absence of an inju- der Section 113 was never in-
dicious defence supportive of tended to displace, at least not
the greater offence of murder, absolutely, the procedural firm-
the answer seems to lie in the ness which inheres in the scheme
procedural breach by the mag- of the Act.
istrate of Sections 65 and 66, "It has always been open
which mandates the magistrate to the High Court to quash an
to invite a defence to the charge indictment or a count
instituted '(Do you wish to say thereon, on the ground of
anything in answer to the procedural irregularity or
charge?'). unfairness despite evidential
"If it would have been sufficiency.
procedurally irregular and "Procedurally regularity and
unfair for the magistrate to fairness apply not only to in-
have invited the accused to quiring magistrates, but also to
answer the lesser charge only the DPP in the exercise of his
to commit him for the greater statutory discretion.
charge, it certainly would be "In my view, it was proce-
procedurally unfair and ir- durally irregular and unfair for
regular for the DPP to indict the DPP to have exercised the
him for that greater offence statutory discretion to indict
of murder. A fortiori, it would the accused for the substituted
be procedurally irregular and offence of murder when the ac-
unfair for the DPP to substi- caused was charged with man-
tute a count for murder when slaughter and was invited to lead
the charge itself was for man- a defence to that offence which
slaughter and not murder." defence did not support the of-
Justice of Appeal Chang fence of murder.
went on to say that while the "I therefore order that
discretionary power of he DPP the indictment for the of-
under Section 113 (2) to substi- fence of murder be quashed
tute or add counts on an indict- on the grounds of procedural
ment is indubitably wide; it is unfairness," Justice of Ap-
neither a t _eunlimitW':-eajje. i A d ruled.



,-- CANCER Here's another day that's tailor-made for staying in with friends and
eE"; just plain old relaxing. Like the last time you planned something, it's definitely
;.-',,\ going to shake things up. You won't mind much, because this day will arrive
I I with some extremely benevolent planetary ambassadors along for the ride, ready
to ensure that all goes well. Needless to say, you can officially allow yourself to
have fun and let loose. There's a wonderful safety net under you.

LEO It's definitely not like you to prefer staying home to strutting your stuff
in public but at the moment, there's really nothing you'd rather do than
snuggle up with your sweetheart and make the world go away. Telling you not
to let anyone talk you out of this temporary hibernation just isn't necessary.
SAfter all, when did you ever let anyone talk you in or out of anything, after all?
Just say 'no' gently.

VIRGO The urge to say exactly what's on your mind has hit, thanks to a new
friend who's nothing if not strongly opinionated. The more you associate with
them, the more you can expect some rather odd and coincidental occurrences
Over the course of the day. Feeling as you do, it's also a given that what you'll
/i be saying will be a bit over the top especially to those who aren't used to
seeing you in this condition. Don't even try to hold anything back, though. It's
your turn to vent. Big time. They'll get over it.

LIBRA Today's astrological agenda has got you thinking about how to add a
bit more cash to your wallet and you've got some ideas. One of them is quite
good it involves making money by turning your hobby into a part-time job.
Nice. The best part is that since eclipses don't mess around, you may eventually
end up doing the hobby fulltime and your 'job' part-time. Even better, hmm?

I U SCORPIO Oh, this is going to be interesting that's for sure. The eclipse Is
S-iD Cf here, it's in your sign, and you're certainly feeling it. This lunation will urge you
J ~to make some serious changes in your life and you know exactly where to
-^SS- start, don't you? As usual, you'll begin at the bottom and work your way up.
m Just let your loved ones know the news as gently as possible. They might not
be prepared for this.

SAGITTARIUS Oh, here we go. Another day of mixed astrological energies -
as if last week's weren't enough and it's carrying its own special brand of
surprises right along with it. This certainly does mean that a secret you've
been jealously guarding may be revealed, much to your chagrin. Just be sure
that your dear one isn't caught off guard. You owe it to them to let them
know what's going on especially after last night.

CAPRICORN Ready for some fireworks? Good because there's a whole bunch
on the way. Today's heavenly menu will urge you to make some changes with
regard to your goals for the future and this certainly could mean that you'll
feel the need to begin associating with a whole new peer group. If that's the
case, try to ease away from the usual suspects gently or at least offer to take
the ones along who'll know how to act.

AQUARIUS You need change, and you need it badly. Of course, you love
change, so that's really nothing new, but today's cosmic agenda is making it
feel all the more urgent to get the show on the road. Now, this could mean
k that you're preparing to storm into your boss's office in the morning and make
some startling demands but think about that. You know how authority fig-
ures react to ultimatums, right? And it's not usually all that well, is it? Oh, well.
At least they've come to expect this from you.

PISCES Your psychic abilities are legendary, so when something seems to be
out of whack, it doesn't need to be happening in the same room or house,
or city, or country for that matter for you to know about it. You just know -
A ^B3 and many times, you're the first to know. At the moment, one tiny fact that's
aIk l out of place is bothering you. Don't hesitate to follow up on it. The good
S` *l" news is that you'll be quite relieved and happy when you discover that what's
i t .MPiRljieJsra surprise, via a loved one. But you didn't hear it here!



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-- RIES----If-any-sig eqpped-to-handle arguments, it's you. Your ruling planet
is Mars, the ancient God of War, and this means your astrological job Is asser-
tion. You'd never admit it, of course, but deep down, there's something about
the adrenaline conjured by conflict that's positively addictive to you. So if, quite
out of the blue, you need to take a stand, whether It's for yourself or for a
loved one, that definitely won't be a problem. Just warn any innocent bystand-
ers before the chase scene begins.

TAURUS You'll be quite busy now, and for all the right reasons: A certain
someone will keep you happily occupied, in all departments. You'll be quite
absorbed with them not just because of their appeal, but because of their
common sense and wit and quite unable to concentrate on anything else.
Fortunately, you can make this a three-day weekend, If you need to. No one
S who knows you will expect to see you tomorrow.

GEMINI Ready for a break in the action? Well, it's about time and a surprise
Message will bring you just that happy news. Since you've been out so much
S lately, you'll actually be in the mood to relax tonight with friends, chatting over
the news. In fact, regardless of the plans you've made, you may be much more
likely to insist on staying in and either cooking or ordering out, simply to please
a party of two. It's okay. We all like to hide out from time to time. After all this
celebrating, it's certainly your turn.

Sunday Chronicle January 8, 2006

Choosing a dog as your

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LET us this week look at
some specific considerations
associated with choosing a dog
as your companion animal.
After all, we don't want the
animal to make a round-trip
back to the previous owner -
or worse, that you get rid of
your pet in a way that, shall we
say, is inimical to its interests.

Consideration #1: Size
Should you choose a large
dog or a small dog? Well, firstly,
all puppies are small and you
may not know if it will grow
into a huge dog. There is a con-
ventional wisdom that dictates
that you look at the dog's paws.
If they are big, the dog will be
big. I tend to advise that you
look at the parents of the pup.
When that pup grows up it is
hardly likely that it would be
much larger than its father if it's
a male, or larger than the mother,
if it is a female. (Of course,
when in doubt, ask your Veteri-
.narian or a bona fide breeder).
If the dog is a pure-breed, then
your job is simple. The dog will
grow (all things being equal -

health, nutrition, etc) to the size
that is standard for that breed.
Size is also an important
consideration according to the
home in which you live. It
would not make too much
sense under our local conditions
to keep a large dog indoors.
(One wonders whether this
would be sensible under any
condition). If we are going to
keep a canine companion animal
indoors in a small house then
let's look for a small dog. Large
dogs would need yard space
with sturdy and high fences.
Males, scenting females in heat,
would go over, under and
through weak, symbolic fences.

Consideration #2: Time
Do you have enough time
to exercise your dog? Do you
have the time (and patience) to
groom your canine ward, and
perhaps manually extract ticks
and fleas from its coat? What
about the time needed to take
your pet to the vet for its
immunisation and dewonnings?
Will you spend some time daily
playing with and training your


Consideration #3: Cost
In choosing a dog as your
pet, you should think of the
costs associated with its care.
Feed costs can be high, espe-
cially with large dogs. A very
large active dog may require
both between eight and 10
pounds of feed daily. Then
there are the veterinary costs -
vaccinations and dewormings
and incidentals. If it is a female
you may wish to spay (removal
of the ovaries and womb) her so
that she will not continue to
present you, during the mating
season, with her beaus and lit-
ter after unwanted litter. You
may wish to consider castrating
your male canine pet. That too
will cost money.

Consideration #4: Treatment
By this time I mean both
your (and your family's) tem-
perature and the dog's. If you
have a lot (or even one) of young
children in the home, can you
condition them away from the
belief that their new furry friend

is not a bouncing ball? Have you
chosen a puppy that can toler-
ate some rough play? And if
you have chosen an adorable
fun-ball, can you accept with
equanimity its not-so-adorable
bad habits and general mischief.
You must know whether
you should choose a vivacious,
ball of energy or a dog with a
more relaxed temperature.

Consideration #5: Health
When you are choosing
your puppy from the litter, it
would be advisable to select a
puppy that has clear alert eyes
and a cool moist nose. Prefer-
ably, the puppy must be active
and effervescent and exhibiting
great vitality. It must not show

signs of lethargy, slinking away
from approaching humans and
tending to hide itself in a se-
cluded spot. The coat must be
soft, smooth and glossy. In the
area of the anus, there should be
no signs of a diarrhoea (pasted
hair, discolouration) etc. Bones
(ribs, pelvic bones) shouldn't be
visible, and thegegs should not
show signs of rachitis (bowed or
X-shaped legs, etc). There
should be no watery or puru-
lent discharge from the nostrils
or eyes. A good rule-of-thumb
is to throw a bundle of keys (or
anything that makes some un-
accustomed noise) into the
middle of the litter. Consider
taking one of those puppies that
immediately investigates the

keys and not one of those which
shrieks and runs away.
Next week we will deal with
considerations as they apply to
the adoption of cats as pets.
Please implement disease
preventative measures (vaccina-
tions, routine dewormings,
monthly anti-Heartworm medi-
cation, 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 in-
stead. If you see anyone being
cruel to an animal, get in touch
with the Clinic and Shelter by
calling 226-4237.

Amorous pooches
Two Yorkshire terriers Billy ) and Jully (L), sit on the bed at a pet
motel in Sao Paulo in this August 26, 2005 file photo.The doggy love
motel, complete with a heart-shaped mirror on the ceiling and a
headboard resembling a doggy bone, opened for amorous pooches
LCEFUL coexistence in 2006 in Brazil. (Fernando Cavalcanti/Files/Reuters)


SCookery Corner
Welcome to the 381st edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Often confused with "vegetarian", the term "vegan" (pronounced "VEE-gun") was created about 10
years ago in Great Britain. The term "vegetarian" is still misunderstood, as may be seen from many
people who think that vegetarians still eat fish. A Vegans is a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no
animal or dairy products at all. These dietary positions are often due to healing tor religious positions.
Here are some delicious vegan dessert recipes to tryl
2cupssiftedflour Sift together dry ingredients. Addegg
2C sugrreplacer, soy milk and oil. Stir with fork until
cupsugar smooth. Heat 1 inch deep oil to 365 degrees.
3 teaspoons Champion BakingPowder Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Turn
I teaspoonnutmeg after a few seconds until browned on both
sides, turning once more. Drain on paper
Ener-GEggReplacer, equivalentto 1 egg towel. You can either eat them plain or coat
3/4cupsoymilk them with powdered sugar. They're really
3tablespoonsoil good like that. If you don't know the
temperature of your oil, make sure it's not too
powdered sugar (optional) hot, or the donut hole will still be raw inside
and brown on the outside. Make sure you use
S thenutmeg, because itgivesit a nice flayor.

I Chocolate Pudding

1 cup sugar
% cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white flour
2 teaspoon Champion Baking Powder
/2 teaspoon baking soda
'/ teaspoon salt
/2 cup milk or soy milk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
'/ cup brown sugar (packed)
1% cup boiling water
9x13 inch glass baking dish
2 bowls

Preheat oven to 350"F and oil the baking dish.
Combine % cup sugar, 'A cup cocoa, flour,
Champion Baking Powder, baking soda and salt
Gradually beat in milk, oil, and vanilla, then
spread batter into baking dish.
In the other bowl, combine brown sugar with
remaining sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle on
top of the batter, and carefully pour boiling water
over the top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pudding is set
around the outside and the top is a little bubbly.
Let cool for 15 minutes to allow the pudding to
thicken, then serve warm.



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By Jill Kipnis

comeback story, a living leg-
end, an established
frontwoman making her solo
debut, the world's biggest
rock band and an opinionated
rapper recorded the projects
that make up a diverse al-
bum-of-the-year slate for the
2006 Grammy Awards.
The nominees are largely
music industry veterans, though
their styles could not be more
Mariah Carey's blend of
pop and R&B is competing
with Paul McCartney's
songwriting prowess, Gwen
Stefani's dance-oriented solo
foray and U2's rock anthems,
while Kanye West offers up
fresh, socially conscious rap.
Here is a rundown of each
nominated album and its suc-
cess on the Billboard charts.
"The Emancipation of
Mimi," Mariah Carey:
Carey's eighth studio album
is her best-selling since
1995's "Daydream," which
has sold 7.5 million copies in
the United States, according
to Nielsen SoundScan.
"Mimi" has sold 4.4 million
copies in the United States
since its April release, and Is-
land Def Jam reports total
worldwide sales of more than
7 million units. The project
debuted at No. 1 on the Bill-
board 200 with 404,000 units.
It- stayed at No. 1 for two
Carey co-wrote the
project's 14 tracks including
hit single "We Belong Together"
- co-produced most of the
tunes and was executive pro-
ducer of the album with Island
Def Jam Music Group chair-
man Antonio ''L.A." Reid. The
album emphasizes her octave-
defying vocal talents through
collaborations with Jermaine
Dupri, the Neptunes, Snoop

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Dogg and fellow nominee West.
'This is a comeback if you
want to be technical about it,"
Carey told Billboard in Novem-
ber, "because it's an album of
songs that have come from my
heart that I didn't have to battle
the record company about. It
was like, 'We support you as
an artist"'
"Chaos and Creation in
the Backyard," Paul
McCartney: McCartney's
20th post-Beatles album and
his first studio set in four
years in many ways marks a
return to form. The Capitol
Records project, which has
scanned 377,000 units, fea-
tures the artist playing mul-
tiple instruments the first
time he has done so since
1980's "McCartney IL" The
album also includes some of
his most critically acclaimed
songs in years, such as "Fine

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Line." The artist won a
Grammy in this category in
1967 as a member of the
Beatles for "Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band."
"Chaos" peaked at No. 6 on
the Billboard 200 when it was
released in September.
McCartney told Billboard
around the time of the album's
release that after meeting with
producer Nigel Godrich
(Radiohead, Beck), he discov-
ered that their ideas were "sur-
prisingly similar. I suggested a
couple of possible things that I
was listening to that we might
draw off. And he said, 'No,
we've got enough to draw off.
People want an album that
sounds like you."'
"Love. Angel. Music.

Baby.," Gwen Stefani: The
'80s-inspired dance album from
Stefani -her first as a solo art-
ist includes collaborations
with Dr. Dre and Eve, the
Neptunes, OutKast's Andre
3000, Jimmy Jam & Terry
Lewis and her No Doubt
bandmate Tony Kanal.,The
Interscope project has scanned
3.3 million units since its No-
vember 2004 release and
reached No. 5 on the Billboard
200 thanks to a slew of hits in-
cluding "What You Waiting
For?," "Rich Girl" and
"Hollaback Girl."
This success follows al-
most 10 years of hits with No
Doubt, which collectively
Please see page XVIII



labels pray

for strong

new acts

By Deborah
Evans Price

CeCe Winans t NASH ILLE
(Reuters) The
overall music
industry decline in
2005 did not spare the
Christian and gospel
labels, whose prayers
for a banner year were
While perennial
favourites such as Third
Day, Kirk Franklin,
CeCe Winans and
Casting Crowns
enjoyed strong sales,
the lack of breakout
new artists was a
"Sales on the whole
(industry were) down
double digits over 2004.
Catalog and middle tier
records are soft, and new
artist development is a
struggle," Provident Music
Group president/CEO
Terry Hemmings says.
'"This business thrives on new breakthroughs and we have not
had (a major) one since Casting Crowns debuted in 2003."
Hemmings said his company finished the year "in good shape"
due in part to the sales of Third Day and Casting Crowns.
Increasing the fan base, through whatever means available,
continues to be every label's goal.
"Creating fans is our biggest challenge," Word Label
Group senior VP of marketing Rod Riley says. "A consumer
today can easily find the latest radio single for 99 cents and
never become more involved in each artist's unique ministry.
Our challenge is to share each artist's story and passion in a
compelling way and move people beyond casual consumption
of songs ... When we are successful in creating ownership
between an audience and an artist, that momentum opens
doors to have a bigger impact on culture."
EMI Gospel VP/GM Larry Blackwell says the gospel
community fared better in terms of overall sales for the year than
the contemporary Christian side of the industry, but "it took
releases from nearly every major artist this year Kirk Franklin,
Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin -
to accomplish that. For me the story is how we effectively develop
new artists so we don't have to depend on release schedules to
drive sales."
Some new acts did establish a footing in 2005, including
BarlowGirl, Kierra "KiKi" Sheard and Building 429. Label
executives have high hopes this year for such artists as
December Radio, Hyper Static Union, Pocket Full of Rocks,
Phil Wickham and Decyfer Down..

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