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Guyana chronicle
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Sunday chronicle
Place of Publication:
Georgetown, Guyana
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.,
Guyana National Newspaper Ltd.
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Copyright Date:
Daily[Nov. 21, 1983-]
Daily (except Monday)[ FORMER Dec. 1, 1975-Nov. 30, 1983]
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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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BASEL, Switzerland, (Reuters) The 100-year-old
Swiss chemist who discovered the psychedelic drug
LSD said on Friday the secret to his longevity was
the eggs he eats for breakfast and not the mind-
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Health teams

on standby
- Ramsammy assures
Pane three

More flood despair

in Mahaicony
RESIDENTS of the Mahaicony River sunk into further despair yes-
terday as an early morning downpour caused more flooding and
rice farmers fear the worse ... Centre

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- Victims thrown into trees

By Shawnel Cudjoe
TWENTY-ONE persons were
injured yesterday afternoon
when a Number 50 mini-bus,

plying the Georgetown-
Rosignol route, and a car with
a foreign licence plate col-
lided on the East Coast
Demerara main road.

The accident occurred
around 16:00 h when the mini-
bus, licence plate BHH 1111,
going to Berbice and the car. CD
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collided at Unity, East Coast
Up to press time, it was still
unclear what caused the accident
on the desolated stretch of road.
The injured, including six
children, were taken to the
Georgetown Public Hospital in
a Guyana Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO) truck and were
being treated for cuts, bruises
and broken limbs last night.
Among those injured were
Varsha Moonsammy, Shivante,
who was taken out of a trench,
Saisnarine Ramgobin, of Cotton
Tree, Ayube Bacchus, Solachie
Mangru and Bharaj
Andy Ault, who was in an- heading for
Georgetown when the accident
occurred, said he heard a crash
and saw the bus hurtling in the
"...this bus went up'in the
air and started spinning around;

I C A P E T.E A A,

INJURED: Saisnarine
Ramgobin of Cotton
Tree, West Coast
Berbice, awaiting
medical attention at
the Georgetown Public
Hospital Corporation
yesterday afternoon.
(Cullen Bess-Nelson
people and things start pitch-
ing out before I Iall back to the
ground" he .-id.
Aull ~u d [ha1 when the ve-
hicle landed, the only persoh in
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THE Government of
Guyana is advising all
residents living in low ly-
ing communities to-take
all necessary precautions
in light of the high inten-
sity rainfall which began
Friday night and is ex-
pected toi continue.
S, The advisory was is-
sued yesterday by the Gov-
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AFTER visiting several communities along
the East Coast Demerara yesterday, Health
Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said he be-
lieves that Guyana is ready for any health
situation that may be posed by potential

He toured several communi-
ties, including Lusignan, Mon
Repos, Enterprise, Bare Root
and Enmore, as part of a larger
ministerial outreach to flooded
parts of the coast as heavy rains
Ramsammy said he chose
those communities because they
were some of the hardest hit.
He told the Sunday
Chronicle that other than in
Lusignan and in some squatting
areas, the flooding had yester-
day not reached the stage where
it had entered anyone's yards to
any great extent.
Amad Alli, a resident of En-
terprise South, said the rainfall
yesterday morning caused some
amount of flooding but by the
time of the minister's visit -
around 13:30 h most of it had
already run off. Alli said he

feared prolonged rainfall would
cause a repeat of the floods of
last year, but for now he is op-
Ramsammy said although
there was a fair amount of sun-
shine yesterday, he was not go-
ing to be complacent about it
since there was a similar pattern
last year. "There would be the
rainfall, and then the sun would
come out, and then there would
be the deluge."
Several parts of
Georgetown, including streets,
were flooded yesterday but the
water was down by late after-
Regarding concerns by resi-
dents about a health crisis de-
veloping, Ramsammy said, "I
think that there is a sense of
anxiety, a sense of concern and
we will be monitoring the situ-

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ation throughout the day."
The record rains that
spawned the devastating 2005
floods began around this time
last year.
Ramsammy noted that his
ministry had a flood task force
set up since last November and
said among the measures taken
in preparation for a flood, was
the procurement of a 12-month
supply of medicines, equip-
ment and other material to deal
with any potential crisis.
Additionally, the minister
said, he has established several
teams to work in flood-hit com-
munities, several of which are
deployed around the country in
areas like Mahaica, Mahaicony
and the Pomeroon.
He said two teams are as-


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to deploy them without any
real flooding. "Before I left this
morning, I ensured that these
teams were on the alert."
"For health, we are ready
for either a small response or a
large response", he added.
Ramsammy said that stud-
ies coming out of the 2005
flooding have indicated that the
incidences of leptospirosis in-
fection are significantly higher
where there is improper dis-
posal of domestic waste.
The minister stated that this
would account for the greater
number of infections occurring
in Georgetown and adjoining ur-
ban areas, although there are
large populations of rats the
primary vector for the disease
- in rural areas.
He noted that as of yester-
day, the current number of per-
sons reported as being infected
with leptospirosis did not indi-
cate any cause for panic since
he said that around this time, the
local health system is far more
"sensitive" to cases of infection
than it would be throughout the
year. He said that initial cases
reported during November last
year were listed as sporadic
cases of the disease since there
was no flooding situation then.
Regarding four cases re-
ported last month, as well as
several others reported recently,
Ramsammy said he had not
seen the incremental increase in
the overall incidence of infection


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Ministers fan

out as more

rains forecast
SEVERAL Cabinet ministers were deployedi&n assessment
missions along the coast yesterday as fears of further flood-
ing mounted with more heavy rains. .
The Hydrometerological Office said heavy rains are fore-
cast up to Thursday and more widespread rainfall is expected
Acting Agriculture Minister, Mr Satyadeow Sawh visited
the Mahaica, Mahaicony and Abary riverain farming communi-
ties, among the hardest hit by floods since the rains began last
Public Service Minister, Dr Jennifer Westford was in sev-
eral communities on the East Coast Demerara yesterday as were
Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy and Minister of Hous-
ing and Water, Mr Shaik Baksh.
Minister within the Ministry of Labour, Human Services
and Social Security, Ms Bibi Shadick was deployed to Region
Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara).
Minister of Public Works and Communications, Mr Harry
Narine Nawbatt is in Berbice checking several areas.
The Government Information Agency said Cabinet minis-
ters will continue to monitor first hand the situation and resi-
dents of low-lying areas are advised to be alert and take all nec-
essary precautions.
Several sections of Georgetown were also under water

21 injured in ...
(From page two
[he bus \as the dnrer slumped oier in his seat and another
person \as' under the vehiclee
The ..ther' from the bu, \iere tcanered all about the road
he said. "All the people '. ent scanner on the road and in trenches
and in tree, ""
He added that the iller coloured car bore a foreign number
plate and two persons ere inside and ibe bro,.n and white
nuni-bus hdd the name 'Rush Hour'.
GUYl.SUCO truck dnmer Charles Jagan. ho transported the
injured in the company% truck GlJ I 110 to the hospital, saud he
,ja on his% a.\ home from %ork \\hen he au the accident
He AIas then approached b Aulh \ho asked hJni to trans-
port the injured to the ho'piual Jagan said 20 pernsn ucere
placed in the truck
Pointing out thal it took him just 45 nminues to reach
the hospital, he added, "I never drive so fast yet because
people (%%ere) jusl screaming."


to say definitely that there was
a flood-related leptospirosis
The minister said there are
more than adequate supplies of
doxycycline in the health cen-
tres for persons to access, but
he has so far not seen the need
for house to house distribution
of the drug. He said that there
were also large amounts of other
medications in stock.
"There is a level of con-
cern," Ramsammy said, "which
is why we have surveillance
teams out even though there has
been no widespread flooding
along the East Coast."
The minister said teams of
health workers have been active
in communities across the coun-
try and he believes that they
should be credited for what
they are doing.
"They do take a lot of
beating up, a lot of criticism,"
the minister said, "and some-
times they deserve it, but
more times than that they de-
serve commendation for what
they are doing. They reacted
in a manner last year during
the floods that can only be
described as excellent, and so
far this year many of them
have been working outside of
the glare of [publicity]. The
Ministry of Health Task
Force has been meeting since
last November and the
smaller teams meet on a
daily basis."

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 15, 2006

Pakistani officials

condemn U.S.

ai strike

Laoaed ('FftEie*E awayt~1p[ lduing fattack f I7

U.S. airstrike on Pakistan
village targeted al Qaeda's
second-in-command, U.S.
intelligence sources say, but
Pakistani officials said
Ayman al-Zawahri was not
there and condemned the
The strike near the Afghan
border on Friday killed at least
18 people, including women and
children, and three houses were
destroyed, according to
residents of Damadola village in
Bajaur tribal area.
CIA-operated unmanned
drones were believed to have
been used in the attack, U.S.
sources said. A Pakistani
intelligence official said four
missiles had been fired.
Pakistan condemned the
airstrike and summoned U.S.
Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
Information Minister
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said he
had no information about
Zawahri, though another high-
ranking Pakistani official said
Osama bin Laden's deputy was
not in the village.
"Al-Zawahri was not there
at the time," the official, who
declined to be identified, told
Al Arabiya satellite
television said yesterday
Zawahri was alive, quoting a
source which it said has contact
with al Qaeda.
The United States has
offered $25 million each for
Egyptian Zawahri and bin
Laden, who have been on the
run since U.S.-led forces
toppled Afghanistan's Taliban
government in 2001 after the
September 11 attacks on U.S.
They are believed to have
been hiding along the border
under the protection of Pashtun
Pakistani intelligence
sources said Zawahri was
believed to have made visits to
the Bajaur area, though on

Friday he was not in Damadola,
200 km (125 miles) northwest
of Islamabad.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry
said in a statement foreigners
had been in the vicinity, and
were the probable target of the
attack from forces based in
"As a result of this act there
has been loss of innocent
civilian lives which we
condemn," the ministry said.
Anger has been building in
Pakistan over repeated U.S.
attacks, and on Saturday
hundreds of protesters chanted
anti-American slogans at Inayat
Killi village, near Damadola.
The incident came days
after Pakistan, an important ally
in the U.S.-led war on terrorism,
lodged a strong protest with
U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan,
saying cross-border firing in the
Waziristan tribal area last
weekend killed eight people.
President Pervez
Musharraf, addressing officials
in the town of Swabi to the
north of Islamabad, made only
a passing reference to the attack

in Bajaur, saying it was being
People from Damadola said
no foreigners, only local people,
were present and killed in
Friday's attack.
"I know all the 18 people
killed. There was neither
Zawahri nor any other Arab
among them. Rather they were
all poor people of the area,"
Haroon Rashid, the area's
National Assembly
representative, was quoted by
the Afghan Islamic Press news
agency as saying.
U.S. sources in Washington
said the remains of the dead
would have to be examined to
determine whether Zawahri
among them.
But Pakistani intelligence
sources said they had no
knowledge of any bodies other
than those belonging to villagers,
though some intelligence sources
said they had heard a pro-
militant Muslim cleric may have
removed the corpses of some
Residents of Damadola said
some visitors had come from

Afghanistan to celebrate this
week's Eid al-Adha festival, and
one said he saw two bodies he
believed belonged to outsiders.
Analysts say bin Laden's
and Zawahri's network has lost
much of its capability to launch
attacks globally following a
string of high profile arrests in
Pakistan and elsewhere.
While they have been put in
the shade somewhat by the
exploits of al Qaeda's leader in Iraq,
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, they still
engender awe among Islamist
militants and sympathisers.
Bin Laden and Zawahri
teamed up in Pakistan in the late
1980s when both were involved
in a jihad, or holy war, covertly
backed by the United States, to
end the Soviet occupation of
Zawahri, a doctor, was
involved in Egypt's radical
Muslim Brotherhood during
the 1960s. He spent three
years in jail after the
assassination of Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat in
1981, but was freed after
being cleared by a court.

SIa I I Ij I e "r ."Ia I I I III I III II

BAGHDAD (Reuters) The
judge trying Saddam Hussein
has tendered his resignation,
a source said yesterday,
making a protest at political
interference and casting new
doubt on the U.S.-backed
Iraqi government's ability to
ensure a fair trial.
High Tribunal officials
were trying to talk Kurdish
judge Rizgar Amin out of his
decision, the source close to
the judge told Reuters,
adding Amin was reluctant to
stay because Shi'ite leaders
had criticised him for being
"soft" on Saddam in court.
"He tendered his
resignation to the court a few
days ago but the court rejected
it. Now talks are under way to
convince him to go back on his

decision," the source said. "He's
under a lot of pressure; the
whole court is under political
"He had complaints from
the government that he was
being too soft in dealing with
Saddam Hussein and his co-
defendants. They (government
leaders) want things to go
Technically the departure of
the presiding magistrate on the
five-judge panel can be
overcome by appointing a
substitute; but Amin's
complaints about government
interference may in the long
term affect the credibility of the
The killing of two defence
lawyers had already highlighted
problems with the process amid

a virtual civil war between
Saddam's fellow minority Sunni
Arabs and the U.S.-sponsored
government, run by Shi'ite
Muslims and ethnic Kurds
intent on quickly hanging a man
they say massacred their
International human rights
lawyers have urged U.S. officials
and the new Iraqi government to
send Saddam and his aides to an
international court abroad while the
defense has branded the
proceedings "victor's justice"
imposed under occupation.
"The defence team has long
warned about the dangers of
political pressure that has
undermined the court's
independence and integrity,"
Saddam's chief attorney, Khalil
Dulaimi, said.


victory increasingly

likely in Canada

By Randall Panler

(Reuters) All indications
yesterday pointed lI the
Conservatives ousting
Liberal Prime Minister Paul
Martin in Canada's general
election on January 23.
With a little more than a
week to go and polls showing
the opposition part enjoying a
commanding lead. pundits from
all sides were turning against
Martin and Conservatives
candidates once reluctant to
sound confident for fear of
scaring awa toliers were
speaking more openly about
For the first time since
1988, the influential Globe and
Mail newspaper abandoned its
support of the Liberals and
cautiously endorsed
Conservative leader Stephen
"We are on the cusp of
reversing 12 years of Liberal
rule," Conservative
parliamentary candidate Tony
Clement said in introducing
Harper at a rally in this snow-
co\ered rural area north of
The Liberals. in power in
Ottawa since 1093. hate won
this district for the last four
elections. Harper was then set
to ge:' to North Ba\. w which the
Liberals h.%e held for the last 17
'Mr. Martin i campaignmg
in Montreal. whicli h as
considered not Ioo long ago the
strongee l ':t of Liberal ridings
idisnicts) in the c'.untr,' I-ha's
ar, encouraging sign.' Harper
said. "Indications on the ground
are good eter wheree"
Harper briefly led Marnn in
the 200-1 campaign but Martin
managed to win a minority
governnient. the fourth
consecutive Liberal mandate.

This tine Harper's lead is
much stronger up to 1I
percentage points and it has
shown little sign of eroding.
NMos observers. agree that he
has run a more disciplined
campaign than in 20041 and than

the Liberals are doing inot
'More than eier. Paul
Mairm gi~es Lhe impres,.sin of
a weak man surrounded by
incoinpetents." columnist
Lysiane Gagnon rule in the
prominent Quebec newspaper
La Presse.
Besides battling the public's
desire for change, the Liberals
have suffered from scandal and
criminal investigations
martin's go ernment fell on
November 28 after a judicial
inquiry concluded the Liberals
had taken kickbacks from public
contracts which were then
illegally used to finance
The Globe editonal said it was
time for a change even though
Canada was better offafter 12-plus
years ofLiberal rule.
"The government of
Canada, long of tooth and short
of energy. is mired in policy
gridlock. ... Then there is the
matter of the culture of
entitlement that has taken deep
root within the Liberal Party."
n said
It found that Harper had
learned from mistakes and there
was nfow greater reason to feel
comfortable wiIh him. But it
added it \was hard to endorse
him and his part unreservedly.
Harper has pledged to clean
up government. crack down on
crime, gine a child-care
alloktance. cut the federal sales
ia. and seek t:, guarantee public
health care in a reasonable time
He would also allow a vote
,-n whether r to revoke gay
niarrilae, and has pledged to
improve ties with Washington
If Harper wins. it still is
unclear whether he would take
a nmaorily of seats in
Parliament. One poll analysis
this week pointed to him falling
a tew seat, short of a majoniy.
For all his confidence, he
still refuses to speculate about
whether he will win a majonty
or eten about possible
preparations for a cabinet.
"I've not sat down and
had a discussion with
anybody) on that subject," he
said. "I haven't even
discussed it wilh my wife
yet." (See story other on Page

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Chileans to

vote for


(Reuters) Chileans will vote
today for their next
president, and decide whether
or not to continue with a
centre-left coalition that has
governed Chile since the end
of the 1973-90 regime of
Augusto Pinochet.
There are two candidates
running for president.
Leading the polls is
Michelle Bachelet, a medical
doctor and former defence
minister who was tortured
during the Pinochet dictatorship

and is vying to become the first
woman to lead the South
American country.
Bachelet, a 54-year-old
separated mother of three,
promises to maintain the sound
economic policies that helped
three successive coalition


it today
governments turn Chile into the
region's star economy, chopping
poverty by more than half.
Chile's economy, heavily
supported by soaring prices for
the nation's chief export,
copper, has surged in the last
two years.
Bachelet's brief
imprisonment and torture at the
beginning of the military
dictatorship, and then unlikely
later role as defence minister,
presents a compelling story to
most Chileans.
Known for her charisma
when she meets one-on-one
with voters, Bachelet has won
high marks for honesty and
trustworthiness, and is also
drawing the votes of lower-class
Sebastian Pinera is one of
Chile's wealthiest men, and he
is the underdog going into
today's presidential vote.
The head of a rightist
alliance, Pinera says the left has
lost its relevance in Chile, and
is asking Chileans to embrace a
new conservative movement
that is far removed from the
stigma attached to the human
rights abuses of Pinochet
Pinera, 56 years old and
worth an estimated $1.2
billion, worked hard on the
campaign trail to convince
austere Chileans that he is a
middle-class striver like
(Please turn to page 17)

By Patrick Markey

CARACAS (Reuters)
President Hugo Chavez on
Friday blasted Washington for
blocking Spain's sale of
military aircraft to Venezuela
and taunted the United States
by speculating about what
might happen if he stopped
sending it oil.
Washington said on
Thursday it had refused an
export licence for Spain to sell
12 transport and maritime
surveillance planes containing
U.S. technology to Venezuela,
the world's No. 5 oil exporter
and a key U.S. energy
Chavez, who often
accuses Washington of trying
to oust him, has antagonised
the U.S. government with his
campaign to counter U.S.
trade proposals in Latin
America. U.S. officials brand
him a negative influence in the
"What is this if not proof of
the horrific imperialism
Washington's government wants
to impose on the world ... a new
attack on Venezuela is just
beginning," Chavez told
parliament in a speech that lasted
more than five hours.
"After all the U.S.
government has done to us,
we still send them 1.5
million barrels of oil every

day... what would happen
if tomorrow I said no more
oil tankers go to the U.S.,
how high would oil prices
go?" he asked.
Spain said on Friday it
planned to go ahead with the
sale of planes to Venezuela,
using substitute technology,
after the United States
blocked the deal for the
EADS-CASA aircraft with
U.S. components.
Chavez has weakened
Venezuela's traditional alliance
with Washington since his
election in 1998. He has cut U.S.
military cooperation and
strengthened ties with South
American neighbours and
countries such as Iran, India and
The fiery leader has
repeatedly warned oil
supplies could be threatened
if the United States invaded
Venezuela, which supplies
about 15 per cent of U.S.
energy imports. U.S. officials
dismiss such statements as
Rich from soaring petroleum
prices, Venezuela last year
negotiated deals to buy weapons
and military equipment from
Spain, Russia and Brazil in an
effort to overhaul its armed
forces and beef up border
Washington has said it
worries that some of Venezuela's

new weapons could fall into the
hands of groups it says are
terrorist, such as Colombia's
Marxist FARC rebels.
"We're concerned that this
proposed sale of military
equipment and components to
Venezuela could contribute to
destabilisation in Latin America,"
U.S. State Department
spokesman Sean McCormack
told reporters.
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$2 billion Spanish deal, signed

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planes. Venezuela has also
purchased Russian military
helicopters and 100,000 rifles
and wants to buy Brazilian
military training planes.
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Minister Celso Amorim said
on Wednesday his country saw
signs Washington was trying
to block the sale of the
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aircraft to Venezuela.

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THE RECURRING complaints being made by some gov-
ernments, with Guyana seemingly in the forefront,
against violations of the letter and spirit of CARICOM's
trade regime in application of the Common External Tar-
iff (CET), do not augur well for generating confidence in
the functioning of the first phase of the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy (CSME).
Before Guyana's latest threat to refer to the Carib-
bean Court of Justice (CCJ) its longstanding dispute with
some CARICOM trading partners for the problems be-
ing encountered in marketing of and non-payment for its
rice, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have
been pointing to unfair treatment in the sale of their flour

within the OECS subregion.
Initiatives designed to restore faith in the proper func-
tioning of CARICOM's trade regime are essential, possi-
bly not later than next month's Inter-Sessional Meeting
of Community leaders in Port-of-Spain, scheduled for
February 9-10.
The stage for this could perhaps be set by informal
discussions among Heads of Government when they
meet in Jamaica on January 30 for the ceremonial sign-
ing of the relevant instruments for the inauguration of the
Caribbean Single Market (CSM).
It is simply not correct, indeed highly undesirable, that
a few member states can continue, contrary to the letter and
spirit of the CARICOM treaty, to import rice, for example,
from foreign suppliers such as the United States of America
and Thailand, to the serious economic disadvantage
of Guyana, a major CARICOM producer and exporter of
this commodity. Suriname, as a rice exporter, also has a
similar complaint against Community partners.
Two of the five defaulting member states on intra-re-
gional trade in rice are Trinidad and Tobago, whose
Prime Minister is the current chairman of CARICOM, and
St. Vincent and the Grenadines that has its own com-
plaint against the undercutting of its flour market within
the OECS by imports of the commodity from the twin-
island republic.
It, however, needs to be said that the Prime Minister
of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, took the op-
portunity of his visit last week to Guyana for an official
tour of the new headquarter complex of the CARICOM
Secretariat, to underscore his commitment to the speedy

resolution of outstanding differences among member
states on trade and other matters.
The hope is that following the frank discussions at
last week's ministerial meeting of CARICOM's Council
for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the
Community Secretariat, hard pressed as it is in prioritising
issues that require urgent action, could vigorously move
to get all relevant responses and data in place in time
for a conclusive session on intra-regional trade disputes
for next month's Inter-Sessional Meeting.
We share the sentiment separately expressed by both
Prime Minister Manning and, earlier, President Bharrat
Jagdeo, that instead of maximising differences, creative
initiatives and honest efforts must be made to resolve
problems so that a more secured foundation could be
laid for the realisation of the seamless regional economy
targeted for 2008.

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FOR THE second time in five years, rep-
resentatives of Guyana's public and pri-
vate sector media have signed their com-
mitment to observe a Code of Conduct to
ensure responsible coverage of the 2006
general elections in the national interest.

In the presence of some
very distinguished local and
foreign witnesses, including
diplomats and international
donor agencies, as well as of-
ficials of ruling and opposition
parties, the Ethnic Relations
Commission and the Private
Sector Commission, about 14
media representatives placed
their signatures to the Media
Code for the coming general
elections, expected not later
than August.
The editors and managers of
the respective media enter-
prises, fully aware of the dis-
tressing factors that lie behind
the necessity for the Code, de-
serve to be commended for the
expressed commitment; as well
as that encouragingly
displayed by the Guyana Press
The GPA's own constitu-
lion and code of professional
practice should help it in moni-
toring the behaviour
of the media personnel it repre-
sents in honouring the signed
document. Now comes the hard
part, and it has to do with that
old adaie p "proof of thi pud-
din.i. is inl the caiingi".
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t nlslll it, ill lii'. I.ugi l ,t, thin<,I of lcdiat peopl"11 I n111

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niinl U \. it il. m '~l ni~lXl~.ll lt'i lilt"

dia entities, organizations
and political parties to sign
codes of conduct governing their
behaviour for national elections.
Nor is it unusual for some
such participants to make a
mockery of their own signatures
by violating the code and blam-
ing others to justify their own
sins. Such contradictory
behaviour is certainly well
known in Guyana.
Here, where voters
are already saddled with an elec-
tions system like nowhere else
within CARICOM that facili-
tates the established as well as a
multiplicity of 'broomstick'
or nuisance parties in not having
to make any prior deposit to
contest elections, can also es-
cape responsibility for account-
ability in how they conduct
their campaigns.
However, for all the linger-
ing undesirable features in the
functioning of media in Guyana,
there appears to be some con-
scious efforts to overcome a
horrible past, associated with
fanning raw racism and related
political violence. There have
been glimpses of social respon-
sibility hv notIed d lefaullers to
place .1cou inlry Isl.
As ;I journalist \\ lo has
oM 'tu'il lot the 1 e''ional Oiei lia
ClCi'li'on, utlltill' .ul ,ttl'lr thel
c' l n ltn1111 t 1 l it dis ll lt'nll
01 .11o\ '11 t111tv l i\ li ui' I\'opl.cI ,
N.i on.ll 'i I i e-,,,is I \\-elt I,
llrlllcN t h M \\ tlh A l i lk.l m I.I.

and a so-called "wild west" seg-
ment of the electronic media in
particular, had callously contrib-
uted to the most atrocious dis-
plays of racism and political
tension and violence that accom-
panied the 1997 general elec-
tions, and sustained such anti-
national performances for
months thereafter.

ON 1997
Deemed by ALL local and
international observers to have
been free and fair and, accord-
ing to the then Electoral Assis-
tance Bureau of (EAB),"the best
witnessed by Guyana in the
past three decades", the refusal
by the PNC to accept defeat
was sustained by perhaps the
worst forms of racist, anti-pro-
fessional, anti-
national behaviour by segments
and elements claiming respect-
ability as "media", much to the
hurt of legitimate practitioners
of the profession.
Philosophically persuaded
to or having any kind of affin-
ity with a particular party or
organisation should not be con-
fused with an assumed activist
role on behalf of any party or
ethnic group. Worse, to fan the
flames of racism and encourage
divisions that can climax in po-
litical violence with loss of
lives, rape, robberies and arson
- as have happened.
The 1997 elections would
be sadly remembered for the
abominable role of sections of
the media in stirring racial and
political divisions as well as
other distressing develop-
Iltcludin!;, of course,. th rc-
L.itld p,'I'cet.ll'n in CARICOM
ofl a: I'PP/C atldninislraition being
ci'rt't'tl into rI'tluki,,'i1 il[,, fi\c
M'AII 11'iin i ll o ,lt'i ;liiil lhu " ".'tllli'n, iiiiii l{r. hi"',hl\x 'I'o ll,'o

versial ruling in the view
of regional legal luminaries by
a Guyanese High Court judge on
the unconstitutionality of an
electoral process involving ID
voting cards.
It was against such a back-
ground of media-fanned race
hate and political violence; in-
volvement of CARICOM in a
debatable initiative as well as
what was to subsequently tran-
spire in the nation's High Court
on the ID voting process that
the Media Code for the 2001
elections emerged.
It came with the
promise of higher /
expectations for the
democratic process;
a quality of media R14
coverage that would
contribute to an en-
vironment free of
racist, inflammatory,
divisive reporting
and commentaries.
Unhappil y,
while some in the media re-
strained, if not shed altogether,
their bad habits, others involved
in television networks, in par-
ticular, were to honour the 2001
media code in the breach.
I am in possession of both
the 2001 code and the final re-
port ('A Case of Dangerous Ex-
tremes') by the
two distinguished members who
had comprised an Independent
Media Monitoring and Referee-
ing Panel in relation to coverage
provided for the elections.

Media practitioners in gen-
eral. not just those who signed
the code for the 210)6 elections.
should find tinie to acquaint
themselves with that report by
tllnilor I l.inrlv Mayers of Bar-
btido, andl ih.lno ii\'s kitte Dwi-hi
\Vh\ lie of Jamaica in order to

avoid repeating mistakes of the
Tim Neale, the media expert
provided to the Guyana Elec-
tions Commission, has evi-
dently done an impressive job
in reshaping the 2001 Code for
the 2006 elections while the
UNDP continues to provide
valuable assistance to enable the
At a quick glance, some
could understandably find it
amusing that among those sign-
ing last week to honour the
Code were representatives of
the ruling party's 'Mirror'
newspaper and the PNCR's
'New Nation'.
I, for one, do not expect

them to reflect the integrity in
observance as must be de-
manded of what I prefer to
view as the recognized main-
stream print and electronic me-
dia, although are involved.
Further, observance in its
strictest sense of the section of
the Code which states that me-
dia organizations "may not cen-
sor, or edit any material or ma-
terials, submitted by political
parties or their agents, for ei-
ther free or paid for publication
in newspapers or for broadcast
on radio and television sta-
tions", would be very challeng-
ing in the prevailing political
environment, desirable as it
may be.
Such generosity of spirit
bh media organizations would
ha\c to contend with the thirst
lor self-serving, divisive poli-
iicking by agetis of ci'nl:iinsl

I gathered that the appoint-
ment of a refereeing panel for
media coverage of the 2006 elec-
tions was among matters dis-
cussed yesterday at a meeting
of personnel of the media, Me-
dia Advisor to GECOM and the
Some of the more signifi-
cant developments since the
2001 general elections would
be the establishment and func-
tioning of the Advisory Com-
mittee on Broadcasting (ACB)
and the Ethnic Relations Com-
mittee (ERC), with the stature
of the latter evidently on the
ascendancy in fulfilling its
One final point, for now: A

concluding observation by the
Guyana Human Rights Associa-
tion (GHRA) in its thoughtful
assessment of the
2001 'Media Code of Conduct'
remains relevant:
"Efforts to curb perpetra-
tors of racial hatred", it said,
"should, ideally, originate from
within the media itself. Anarchy
in the media will provide de-
mands for censorship. Effective
measures of self-regulation will
also stave off application of
harsh laws..."
In assuming an activist
role as signatory to the 2006
Code and all that it entails,
the officials of the Guyana
Press Association have done
well for that body and, hope-
fully for the journalism pro-
fession. Now the public
would be the judge, based on
pcrfornlance fromin "\ithin
the media itself".

o". 6 i 11oas

From 01 2001 to 2006 elections


El I I

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 15, 2006

NE of our young fe
male reporters was
fuming when she
came into the office yesterday
It was cold from the heavy
rains but she was piping hot
from the rage inside her at an
unwanted pat she got on the
street just across from our com-
pany offices in Bel Air Park in
She had just come off a bus
and was about to cross the
street when she felt a pat on
her behind. Surprised, she
turned around in time to see a
boy, about 10, running off with
two giggling companions, proud
perhaps at the pat accomplish-
Her female colleagues at the
office were even more outraged
when she related the pat encoun-
ter and there was a united cho-
rus from the gang about who
would have done what with the
high heel shoes if anyone dared
touch them on the buttocks
without permission.
This was serious business
and even as seasoned an admirer
of the behinds of the female of
the species as I am, I don't veri-
ture into touching that part of
their anatomy without permis-
sion. And other parts, too.
For an ardent fan like my-


self, walking behind some fe-
males is in itself an exercise in
joy sometimes the forms and
shapes are a wonder to behold
and the rhythms can send a man
into raptures.
Waiting in busy places, like
airports, can be boring but I
have passed many a pleasant
hour in such ports just sitting
and watching the human traffic
go by, enthralled by the infinite
wonders of the contours of the
female shape. Forget reading
novels, magazines and newspa-
pers while waiting there's
endless fascination in the mo-
tions of the tide of women go-
ing by.
And believe me there's
nothing lacking in the rhythms
of the motions of the women I
work with. The endowments are
generally spellbinding and I al-
most got into trouble yesterday
morning when I, in jest, asked
the fuming young reporter for a
look at what the little upstart
hadpatted without permission
on\the street.
'But I understood her indig-
nation'at the assault on her per-
son and felt deeply the anger
the other females in the office
shared at this'offence to their
And that the culprit was a
boy made it even more atro-



WE REALLY are living in
troubling limes in Trinidad
and Tobago.
Not onl\ because of the
terrible crime situation but all
around there are signs of moral
breakdown at all levels front the
board rooms to the streets.
Although I hase mentioned
several cases belos. the column
places neither guilt nor inno-
cence on anyone and would
leave it up to the courts to de-
ternune either saN\.
Last v.eek. the counirt
watched on as Eric Williams.
proudly named after the first
country's Prime Minister wa.
taken to court to face seven
charges of corruptly receiving
money from another self-con-
fessed corrupt local government
councillor, a member of the rul-
ing party.
Hours before appearing in
court, Williams resigned as the
country's Energy Minister. He
was the second minister in the
Patrick Manning administration
to be charged with corruption.
Franklyn Khan resigned as
the Works and Transport Min-
ister during the police investiga-
tions last year into what is now
1,':- -- lrI i nt tho (in' ncmI

"Dhansook affair.'
Khan later tendered his res-
ignation as chairman of the rul-
ing People's National Mose-
ment IPNMI) when he was for-
mally charged A ith corruption.
Housing Mirnster Dr Keith
Ro\ le, is not before the court
but he is being inestigated b%
the Integrty Commissio.n Iollos\ -
ing allegations that construction
material., o;:r a government hos-
pital protect were being siphoned
to a housing project that is under
construction by Dr. Rowley's
\ife, an anomey at laws
On the Opposition benches.
oppo,.itiorl leader B.adeo
Panday is also before the courts
on several corruption charges.
Opposition senator Sadiq
Baksh is also facing corruption
charges along with several former
government officials under the
former Panday administration.
With widespread allegations
of corruption being levelled at
the former ministers both in the
current government and former
government, it's rather curious
to see the posturing of some
seeking exemption from being.
made to declare their assets.
Judges have joined the fray
c .'-ino vrumnnti n Indlnonr-nl


cious. A man touching a woman
on her buttocks on the street or
in the office is likely to be
charged with indecent assault,
but What does the law say about
a boy brazenly patting a young
woman on the behind, and scam-
pering off with his comrades in
Is that how lads in the city
now spend a Saturday morn-
ing? Wandering around, looking
for female behinds to'touch? -
They are venturing into
dangerous territory, and when
boys and men start turning up
in hospital bleeding from
wounds on the head caused by
spiked heels, the human rights
and other groups should not be
jumping out of their pants and
panties screaming about viola-
tion of rights.
Our women must be pro-
tected from even young preda-
tors lurking on street corners
looking for buttocks to pat.
No one is against lawful and
legally protected patting and it's
in that department that the law
enforcement agencies need some
experts at patting.
Not all the fine female con-
tours often seen at our airport
are genuine and time and again,
anti-narcotic agents have patted
down some suspicious pads
that have turned out to be co-
caine packets strapped to the
bodies of drug mules.
But some of the patters
stationed there are obviously
not up to the job and far too
many padded mules, men in-


senators. \th one e\cepiion.
hase petitioned the President
seeking exempuon on the basis
that the\ don't a&ard contracts
to' anyone.
It's also quite interesting
that the senators ho are sup-
posed to represent independent
thinking. got together to unani-
mously put their collect e
thoughts into a letter to the
President to keep their business
out of the public domain.
A, one commentator ob-
ser'.ed, the senators are no
longer independent but xere
now interdependent
Frrkls. anyone ho siti- in
the parliament, elected or se-
lected, should be made to declare
their assets, given the way
things are e oll_ ing particularly.
over recent ,ear;. The singular
positive aspect is that the man-
on-the-street will have more
confidence in public officials.
And as if the country
didn't have enough bacchanal to
talk about since the start of the
year, a major brouhaha is now
emerging between FIFA Vice
president Jack Warner and the
government over tickets for
FIFA's World Cup champion-
ship in Germany later this year.
Warner first claimed that his
family-owned travel agency had
the exclusive right to sell pack-
age deals including ground trans-
port and tickets for the game.
When the media picked up
the story, he changed his tune.

cluded, are getting through with-
out being properly patted
I am patted down every
time I fly out and I don't mind
it at all. But I find it amazing
that so many mules intercepted
overseas are able to get past the
patters deployed at the Cheddi
Jagan International Airport.
It seems to me that the au-
thorities responsible have to
start some serious patting ses-
sions for the patters in their
ranks so that they could become
proficient enough to pat here,
there and everywhere.
That's legal patting and
those who are not skilled pat-
ters would let more of the co-
caine mules through. And those
mules could lead us into some
really rough roads.
Look at what's happening in
Bernd Debusmann, a
veteran reporter and
now Special Corre-
spondent with the Reuters news
agency, and who recruited me to
work with Reuters for which I
still string, filed a story out of
Guatemala City which we pub-
lished yesterday.
It's a frightening account of
how cocaine rings,have almost
taken over Guatemala and there
are stark lessons for Guyana,
given the rise of the drug lords
Here's part of my
colleague's report: "Even by the
brazen standards of the interna-
tional drug trade, it was a bra-

that the deal aas not with FIFA
but \ith a tour operator in Eu-
rope and \earner's story contin-
ued toi go around and around in
dia/yztng circles.
Warner. a deputy polittal
leader of the opposition part\
lJso has an uncanny way of say-
ing something today and an alto-
gether different thing tomorrow.
Questioned about his latest
change of mind over accepting
the government's financial offer
for the football team, Warner
simplified his position saying,
"yesterday was yesterday and
today is today."
And I must come back to
the crime spree in the country
before I end because I cannot
understand the demons running
loose in the country.
How else must I describe
some members of a gang who
decided to firebomb four homes
and then rain bullets on the
houses, preventing the scared
people from running,out?
The story is that since the
gang members couldn't locate a
man they were looking, for. thev

zen heist almost half a ton of
cocaine stolen from a guarded
police compound. in the middle
of the capital. b\ men in police
uniforms cam ing AK-47 assault
The men. 15 of them. o\er-
whelmed and -hackled I\o po-
lice guards ai the entrance and an-
other two inside. The\ walked
up to a tractor-trailer packed
floor to ceiling with cocaine con-
fiscated in a series of anti-narcot-
ics raids. As they wrenched off
the trailer's padlocks, two sport
utility vehicles and a pick-up
rolled up to the compound.
The men began transferring
1-kg (2.2-pound) bricks of co-
caine from the trailer to their ve-
hicles. They worked at an un-
hurried pace, according to a po-
lice timeline of the incident: It
took them the better part of two
hours to shift 475 kgs (1,050
pounds) of cocaine, valued at
around $6.2 million.
Conducted with military
precision on the last day of
2005, the heist explains why'
there are warnings that Guate-
mala is turning into a narcoo
state', a country whose institu-
tions are controlled by drug traf-
The New Year's eve raid,
which could serve as a case
study of the state's vulnerabili-

decided to take revenge on hls
And [lien iheic \, the
terrible disco ern ol the bod-
ies o'f tio brothers % ho s ere
killed more than Imo months
ago and boned together be-
hind their father's house. Po-
lice are said to be looking for
a hit man hired by another
man who had a quarrel with
the brothers over the pnce of
tomatoes \hhich they sold
While the cnme and bac-
chanal conimue. ULiV/St Au-
gustine principal. Dr. Bhoe
Tetsarie tells us that the
country is facing one of the
\orsi brain drains as people
.tere running a\way from
cnme and seeking better op-
ponunitles in other countries
Some. he said were also
leading because the\ tel un-
der-appreciated. oppreCsed,
alienated, discrnnnated against
and politically ictnused
A shame isn't it, particu-
larly as the economy is rap-
idly expanding so much to the
point that there's a shortage
of construction workers and
the university can't put out
enough engineers and petro-
leum personnel who are
gobbled up for jobs even be-
fore their graduation?
In 2005, the country re-
corded its 11th year of
straight economic growth
with a seven per cent expan-
sion. At the end of this year,
the Central Bank estimates
growth will hit a record high
of more than 10 per cent.
A bigger shame that all
of us who worked hard for
the country, contributing
in our small way, cannot
enioin our wealth in neacre.


lies, came si.\ \seeks after
Guatemala's drug tsar, Adan
Castillo, and his most senior as-
sistants were arrested in Wash-
ington on suspicion of having
conspired to ship billions of
dollars worth of cocaine into
the United States."
The drug traffickers have
become so much of a worry here
that the Guyana Government is
finalising arrangements with the
U.S. Government to set up a
U.S. Drug Enforcement Admin-
istration (DEA) base in Guyana.
If this country is to avoid.
going down the Guatemala road
of those who run the mule
trains through the airport at
Timehri and other ports, the
patting down cannot be left to
slackers who should really be
sent up one of those creeks near
the airport without a paddle,
As for those sneaky little
street patters on the rise in
Georgetown, I am sure a few
spiked heels would stop them
in their tracks.
Me? A little pat on the
back after a good look would do
me just fine.
And here's how Bernd
Debusmann ended his story
from Guatemala City:
"While the hunt for the sto-
len cocaine went on, police
reported casualties in the in-
cident: Two large rats found
dead in the trailer after hav-
ing gnawed through a drug
packet. They died of a co-
caine overdose."

9eeta S

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8 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 15, 2006

Free trade over a


I iED ii Thenonsense? ofAJFTA I

By Sir Ronald Sanders
(The writer is a business ex-
ecutive land former Carib-
bean diplomat who publishes
widely on Small States in the
global community)

HE Mexican
SVincente Fox,
has described it as a
"wall of shame",
Foreign Ministers of
10 South and Central
American countries,
including Belize,
denounced it on
January 9, and U.S.
businessmen have
criticised it. Yet the
majority in the U.S.
House of

Representatives are
determined to build a
wall to separate
Mexico from the U.S. I
Last month on December
16 the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives approved a border'
security Bill which would not
only authorise the extension of
a wall along part of the Mexi-1
can-U.S. border, but would also'
classify persons living illegally
in the U.S. as criminals.
The Bill, as a whole, makes
nonsense of the idea that thd
formal creation of a Free Trade
Area integrates communities;
For, it targets Mexicans and
Central Americans, both of
whom are partners with the U.S,
in Free Trade Agreements.
Worse, it suggests that free
trade can take place over a wall.
Indeed, support for the
passage of the Bill strongly sug-

gests that free trade arrange-
ments between unequal coun-
tries are bound to run into
trouble if machinery is not es-
tablished to help poorer part-
ners to overcome unemploy-
ment and poverty.
In this connection, there are
lessons td be learned by the Car-
ibbean in respect of the Free
Trade of the Americas Agree-
ment (FTAA) with countries of
the Western Hemisphere and
the Economic Partnership
Agreements (EPA) with the EU
which are being negotiated. If
there are no significant and sus-
tained funds to build up the
economies and institutions of
Caribbean countries, neither the
FTAA nor the EPA may be
worth it.
Mexico and the U.S.,
along with Canada, are the
three members of the North
American Free Trade Area



~' (LEAP)

The Linden Economic Advancement Programme ( EAR), a programme financed by the
European Union, is assisting the local private sctor of Linden and Region 10 in
creating/expanding businesses, and will contribute tb creating a more favourable
investment environment. The core activities of the programme include the provision of
business/advisory services to small and medium enterprises, the provision of a
managed business incubator for new businesses and the promotion of the region for
new investment, both local and foreign. Accomp ayijg measures include vocational
training, institutional strengthening, a revolving credit f Lnd, and the rehabilitation of the
socio-economic infrastructure.

The following vacancies exist within the LEAP Business'Development Unit.


Tasks & Responsibilities:
* Develop and implement a strategy to attract investmentto Region 10
I Identification and promotion of: investment opportunity of investment
* Proactive identification and bringing together or public-private, and/or
private-public parties in joint enterprises ventures
* Promotion of the Region 10 area for investment purposes
* Prepare periodic budgets and monitor progress against them
* Liaise with relevant national and international agencies and in particular Go-

Key qualifications:
0 Post graduate work equivalent to the professional qualification.
[ Relevant experience in planning investment promotion and enterprise
development activities;
I Familiarity with Guyana's Investment Code;
* Good interpersonal and negotiating skills;
* Fluency in written and spoken English;
[ Knowledge of Guyana Economic Development Plans
* Computer literate, knowledge of Software & Hardware application,
would be an asset.

Applications, including an up to date CV and 2 references should be sent to
The International Project Manager
Linden Economic Advancement Programme
Linmine Compound
97-987 Republic Avenue

and should be received no later than Tuesday January 31s' 2006.
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(NAFTA), a common market
that came into being in 1994.
Under the terms of NAFTA,
companies of all three
countries have the right to,
move capital and goods and;
services into each other's
territory, but labour; is'
Of course, by and large,
U.S. companies are better
resource than are Mexican
ones, and they have sold gqods
and services in Mexico, pur-
chased lands, and established
competitive businesses that
have led to the collapse of some
Mexican businesses and to un-
But, since NAFTA makes
no provision for the free move-
ment of labour, Mexicans who
are dislocated from their jobs
cannot legally cross the borders
into the territories of their
NAFTA partners to seek em-
ployment. So, they try to do
so illegally.
This has added to the al-
ready great number of Mexicans
who, for decades, have been il-
legally crossing the border into
the U.S. in search of a liveli-

Those who advocated thi
passage of this Bill have done
so on a wave of populist senti-
ment that Mexican immigrants
in particular are drug addicts and
free loaders who are sneaking
into the U.S. to pollute the
country, living off the social
welfare system and committing!
This view of the Mexicans l
has been spread by irrespon-i
sible and ill-informed media and i
religious groups who neglect to
point out that many of these
same Mexicans work as farm
labourers, construction workers
and domestic help jobs most
Americans won't do and with-
out them, the economy would
Of course, the policies of
the government of Mexico have
not helped either.
Social and economic cir-
cumstances in Mexico are push-
ing Mexicans out of their coun-
try just as much as they are
pulled to the better economic
conditions in the U.S.
Despite its significant oil
revenues, successive Mexican
governments have failed to
establish programmes of em-
powerment for all but a small
minority of Mexicans.
Ruben Aguilar, a spokes-
man for President Fox, says that
the rate of migration from
Mexico to the U.S. has slowed
in recent years due to the "so-
cial policy of the Mexican state
which is reducing extreme pov-
This may be so. but the
programmes are evidently inad-
equate. And if there are any
programmes to revitalise the ru-
ral areas giving small farmers
land tenure on a bankable basis,
to build housing, and to create
jobs, the vastly overcrowded
cities and slum areas particu-
larly in Mexico City brutally
deny their success.

- both wealthier than their free
trade partner have not offered
the Mexican government
programmes of assistance that
could help to improve education
and training in Mexico, create
new businesses and jobs, and
widen the middle class.
Instead, there is a wall,,
a barrier that says "stay on


your side, keep away from our
side". It is an awful symbol
of division and separateness,
a condemnation of those on
the other side. How could
such a barrier be justified
between two countries that
have agreed in NAFTA to tear
down barriers to goods,
services and capital?
And what will it do to busi-
ness? U.S. companies that have
established businesses in
Mexico could eventually be-
come targets of those who re-
sent the existence of a wall that
defines them as undesirable and
The second part of the bor-
der security Bill, classifying il-
legal immigrants as criminals,
has implications as much for
Caribbean persons as it does for
the Mexicans "and Central
Already, tens of thousands
of Caribbean-born persons have
been deported from the United
States because of criminal of-
fences even though their connec-
tion to the region is not much

more than the accident of their
birth. Now that being in the
U.S. illegally is to be made a
criminal offence, many thou-
sands more will be shipped out.
S Crime in the Caribbean is
already a problem that is over-
Swhelming local law enforcement
age cips, many of whom believe
that!it; has been made worse by
the large number of criminals
deported from the U.S. and
S But, crime is also being
fed by growing unemploy-
ment and poverty as the re-
gioq loses markets for its
principal exports bananas
and.sugar especially. The
deportation from the U.S. of
persons, who are not crimi-
nals but who are there ille-
gally, will add to the burden
of jobless persons in the Car-
ibbean who must be catered
for at a time when govern-
ment revenues are dropping
in real terms.
The border security Bill,
therefore, will not be good for
the Caribbean either.
America already opens its
doors to legal immigrants every
year. No other country does as
much, and the U.S. should be
admired for it. And, illegal
immigration is a problem,
particularly because it forces
people into life in the shadows
and feeds the criminals who live
off the plight of illegal
But, declaring illegal immi-
grants to be criminals further
hurts people who, in most
Cases, are only immigrants be-
cause their lives are already bat-
tered by desperation.
The U.S. Senate is to yet
to consider the Bill.
The governments of the
Caribbean Community coun-
tries should join their South and
Central America counterparts
and many U.S. business leaders
in discouraging the Bill, while
there is still time for the U.S. to
seek better ways of dealing with
illegal immigration.
(Responses to:
ronaldsanders29 @

Britons turn to olive

oil as cooking styles

LONDON (Reuters) Olive oil is becoming ever more popu-
lar in British kitchens, with more money spent on it than
on all other types of cooking oils for the first time, a sur-
vey showed on Friday.
Sales of olive oil have risen by almost 40 per cent since
2000 to hit 104 million pounds, according to research by mar-
ket analyst Mintel.
Olive oil has overtaken other standard cooking oils, with a
market share of 51 per cent compared to 43 per cent in 2000.
"The fact that Brits now spend more on olive oil than on
standard oils shows a willingness to pay a premium price for
sophisticated alternatives to everyday products," said Claire
Birks, Mintel senior market analyst.
"The use of olive oil in rustic and exotic dishes has also
done a lot to elevate its status as something 'special', espe-
cially amongst those who enjoy recreational cooking."
The popularity of standard oils has been mixed, with veg-
etable oil in particular falling out of favour.
Overall, the market for edible oils has increased by 15 per
cent to 220 million pounds in 2005, with liquid oils taking up
94 per cent of the sales.
Sales of lard, which dominates the,(olid fats market,
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UNDAY CHRONICLE January 15, 2006



ARIEL Sharon is gone from
politics, even if he still clings
to life, but what his absence
means for the region depends
on whether you believe that
he underwent some funda-
mental transformation in the
last two years of his life.
If you believed, along with
U.S. President George W. Bush,
that Sharon was "a man of
peace", then his departure is a
tragic loss for a promising peace
process. If you thought that he
never intended to negotiate
peace with the Palestinians, just
to impose borders on them, then
his fall from power offers the
first hope in years for progress
on an Israeli-Palestinian peace
Israelis themselves cannot
agree on which Sharon was real.
There was the one they had al-
ways known, who had enthusi-
astically killed Arabs in every
decade since he was a teenager,
who spearheaded the movement
to create Jewish settlements in
the occupied Palestinian territo-
ries, and who was officially rep-
rimanded for his "indirect re-
sponsibility" in the massacres
of Palestinians in Beirut in
1982. And then there was the
Sharon who forced the with-
drawal of Jewish settlements
from the Gaza Strip last sum-
Even Israeli novelist Amos
Oz, a founder of the Peace Now
movement, was seduced by
Sharon's new image. Writing in
'The Guardian' last week, he
admitted that for a long time
Sharon "symbolised for me ev-
erything I could not stand about
my country: violent self-righ-
teousness, a mixture of brutal-

ity and self-pity, insatiable
greed for land, and a mystical re-
ligious phraseology.... (He per-
sonified) the intoxication of Is-
raelis with the power of power.
And then two years ago a sud-
den change occurred."
Sharon started describing
the 38-year-old Israeli military
occupation of the Palestinian
territories as a disaster for both
Then he removed all 8,500
Jewish settlers from the Gaza
Strip, despite fierce opposition
from within his own Likud
party. Oz ended up believing
that Sharon really could have
made a durable peace with the
The tragedy, in the
novelist's view, is that "what
(Sharon) did in 35 years he only
had two years to begin to
A larger number of Israe-
lis believe that Sharon never
meant to negotiate a compro-
mise peace with the Palestin-
ians. Like many on the Is-
raeli right, he had finally ac-
cepted, after decades of de-
nial, that Israel could not
keep all the occupied territo-
ries forever, because the
higher Palestinian birth-rate
would soon create a non-Jew-
ish majority in the lands
ruled by Israel. His conclu-
sion, however, was that Israel
should keep the parts of the
West Bank where a Jewish
majority could be sustained,
and leave the Palestinians to
rot in the rest.
Since this would involve Is-
rael holding onto all of Jerusa-
lem and a wide belt surround-
ing it, plus the three major

"settlement blocks" in the West
Bank, no Palestinian leader,
however "moderate", could ever
agree to it. Therefore, negotia-
tions were essentially pointless:
this arrangement would have to
be imposed by force. So Sharon
used terrorist attacks as an ex-
cuse not to negotiate even with
Mahmoud Abbas, a moderate

man by anybody's measure.
He pressed ahead with a
"security wall" cutting deep
into the West Bank that left all
the key settlements on the Is-
raeli side. He went on
subsidising Jewish settlement in
the parts of the West Bank that
he planned to keep. The pre-
tense that Israel wanted a nego-
tiated settlement had to be main-
tained to avoid embarrassment
to the U.S. Government, but

Sharon's real programme was
unilateral withdrawals from un-
wanted bits of Palestinian terri-
tory like the Gaza Strip, and
imposed borders around the
parts Israel wanted to keep.
Opinion polls consistently
showed that a majority of Israe-
lis not only believed that this
was Sharon's real strategy, but
supported him in it. When the
settler-fanatics in his own
Likud party rebelled against this
policy after the Gaza pull-out
last year, Sharon simply walked
away from Likud and created
his own Kadima party, confi-
dent that he would easily win
re-election in the national elec-
tion on 28 March. He would
have, too but now all the cer-
tainties have vanished.
If the election were held
next week, Kadima would win
about a third of the seats in the
Knesset even without Sharon at
its head, and go on to create a
coalition that would continue
Sharon's policy. But Kadima is
so new that it doesn't even have
a constitution or an agreed
method for choosing a new
leader. Israeli politics is a fratri-
cidal business at the best of
times, and Kadima could easily
wound itself fatally between
now and the end of March. In
which case some interesting new
possibilities open up.
With the exception of Ehud
Barak's short-lived Labour gov-
ernment at the turn of the mil-

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will resume registration/classes
for the Easter Term on
Monday, January 16, 2006
at the

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lennium, Israel has been run for
the past decade by Likud gov-
ernments that basically did not
want to negotiate with the Pal-
estinians. But Labour now has
a new leader, Amir Peretz, who
sounds genuinely interested in a
negotiated peace.
A fairly small shift in Is-
raeli voting intentions could
make Labour the largest
single party in March. Then
Peretz might lead the new
coalition government, and a
revival of Israeli-Palestinian

Vehicle in

Safeek shooting

abandoned in

Guyhoc Park

- Police
THE motor car suspected to have been used by gunmen in
the attack against Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
GUYFLAG Mr. Joshua Safeek on Friday, was found
abandoned in Guyhoc Park, Police said yesterday.
Safeek suffered injuries to his left hand, chin and forehead
when he was shot at by gunmen in the La Penitence, Greater
Georgetown area.
According to a Police press release, around 19:10 h on
Friday, Safeek was driving a vehicle, PJJ 1485, north along the
La Penitence Public Road when a white AT 192 Carina motor
car drove from James Street, Albouystown and blocked his
Three men, armed with guns, exited the car and shot
at him through the windscreen, causing the injury to his
left hand. As he exited his vehicle, another shot was fired
resulting in further injuries to his chin and forehead. He
was treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation
and discharged.



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A new Mining Company invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for an
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University graduate in Management orAccounting
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Strong Communication & Management skills
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Mail or email application with resume to.
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talks on a permanent peace
settlement would enter the
realm of possibility. Half a
dozen other outcomes are
equally likely, so it would be
unwise to count any chickens
yet, but there is more reason
to hope than there has been
for a long time.

Gwynne Dyer is a London-
based independent journalist
whose articles are published in
45 countries.

10 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 15, 2006


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(1) ComputerlNetwork Technician

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Experience in a networking environmentwould be a distinct advantage.

Detailedlistof duties can be obtainedfrom the Personnel Division

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ate last year, the
Stabroek News
published an editorial
captioned "Corruption
Revisited" in which I
was asked to provide
the status of a number
of alleged and real
cases of corruption.
Interestingly, status was
sought on matters already
investigated by the Guyana
Police Force and the Auditor
General's Department which
have been concluded and fully
disclosed to the public. There
were also queries on a few other
cases that are before the Court.
The fact of the matter is that
information on all these cases
being queried is in the public
domain, receiving much coverage
from the Stabroek News itself.
However, I am happy to cull the
information from the different
statutory investigative reports
and make it public once again as
these are the same cases which
are being cited in the
Opposition's propaganda to
make the PPP/C Government
look indifferent to corruption.
Let us examine the alleged
and real incidents of corruption
highlighted by the editorial.

a. The first issue raised in
the editorial was that in 1996
inferior vegetable milk was
supplied to the Social Impact
Amelioration Programme
(SIMAP) by Hanson Import/
Export under a contract to
supply full cream milk and no
one was charged.

Status: The milk that was
provided was indeed not full
cream milk but was a
vegetable substitute. That
was established during an
investigation and, as a result,
the project officer who dealt
with the transaction was
dismissed and the SIMAP
accepted liability for the
alleged side-reactions,
medical side-effects of the
vegetable milk on the
children who had used the
product. The contract was
also terminated. And Dr.
Hughley Hanoman, who was
the Chairman of Hanson
Import Export, the supplier of
the milk was cleared of any
wrong doing. Dr. Hanoman,

during the course of the
investigation, vacated his seat
as a Member of Parliament
and has since migrated.

b. The second matter dealt
with irregularities related to the
importation of stone which took
place in the Ministry of Public
Works during the period up to

Status: The facts would
show that it was the PPP/Civic
Administration, specifically the
Ministry of Finance, which had
questioned the audited
statements by the Auditor
General's Department related to
the work of the Essequibo Road
Project's Execution Unit of the
Ministry of Public Works. The
Ministry of Finance did its own
review that led to the disclosure
of the irregularity. The records
would also show that the
Auditor General's Department
subsequently recalled its original
submission in light of the
disclosures by the PPP/Civic
Administration. The
Government too, brought in a
foreign technical team to probe
and report on the matter. The
report was released to the
public. That investigation by
the Government and the one
redone by the Auditor General's
Department identified financial
irregularities in the Project
Execution Unit whose Haitian-
born consultant/head left the
country and failed to return to
respond to the charges. It was
the Government which
uncovered this wrongdoing,
exposed it and took action.

c. The third issue was in
relation to the. Wildlife
Division and the claim of the
Office of the Auditor General
that fraud had taken place
resulting in losses in excess
of $50 million.

Status: The records would
show that, on the basis of its
special investigations as directed
by the President of Guyana, the
Office of the President had been
satisfied that gross financial
irregularities had taken place in
the Wildlife Management Unit
and had taken action against the
then Executive Director of the
EPA under whose
administration the Wildlife
Management Unit fell. The
Police were called in and
commenced investigations. The
Office of the President was the
subject of criticisms and legal
challenges when it moved against
the Executive Director Bal
Persaud. The legal action in

defence of Bal Persaud was
initiated by one Khemraj
Ramjattan. The accountant, who
was also principally involved in
the financial irregularities that
were uncovered, was arrested
and charged. However, the
criminal case against the
accountant was later dismissed
in Court. The Executive
Director of the EPA
subsequently had his services
terminated by the

d. The fourth matter
was the Old Age Pension fraud.

Status: The internal
investigations by the
Administration showed that
there appeared to be collusion
between staffers of the
Ministry of Labour, Human
Services and Social Security and
certain officers in the Guyana
Post Office Corporation
(GPOC) in the financial
irregularity. The Police were
called in and the GPOC Board
carried out its own internal
investigation. Those results led
the Board, independently
agreeing, to offer a plea
bargaining approach to its
officers who were implicated by
allowing them to give
information during the
investigations. As a result of
that undertaking, information
was obtained that allowed the
Ministry of Labour, Human
Services and Social Security to
secure the dismissal from the
Public Service of three officers
who had been implicated as the
intellectual authors of the fraud.
These were Chief Social
Worker, Keith Sealy, Deputy
Chief Social Worker, Glendon
Fogenay and Social Worker,
Brian Belgrave. The-Board of
the Post Office itself agreed to
the dismissal of a number of
the implicated postal officers
and resorted to disciplinary
actions against those who were
involved but had expressed
remorse and supported the
Administration in its
investigation. The Post Office
Board also agreed to make some
efforts at restitution and the
Board authorised $3.1 million
to be paid to Central
Government. This money was
repaid by the postal employees
as part of their plea
bargaining agreement. The
results of the Police's final
investigations are not yet at
my disposal.

Next week, I will examine
the other three matters
raised by the Stabroek News
as well as point to the various
policy interventions by the
administration to tackle
corruption in the public

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SUNDAY'C tLE -Janua -1-Ja 5 &,-2006- -- -- ------ ...---... ---- .--- --..... ... ....

Still Marching into Hell.

By Ron Kraybill
Professor, Conflict
Transformation Programme
Eastern Mennonite
kraybilr at

"YES, yes, and the sky is
falling, the sky is falling,"
taunted my conservative
pastor friend in
Minnesota for a full year,
as he read essays I sent
him about why the US
invasion of Iraq would
fail and make America
more insecure than
ever. Sadly, Joel, unlike
in the folk story, the sky
is falling for the people of
Iraq and increasingly for
the hapless American
soldiers sent to fight

Below is a piece written
in November, 2004. Fifteen
months later, and several vi-
cious turns farther in the ter-
rible cycle of escalation of
violence, the analysis contin-
ues to be the same, with one
exception. The wielding of
violence is finally diminish-
ing the power at home of
those American leaders who
on falsified premises led our
nation into a trap that atten-
tion to history would have
helped us avoid. In the last
year I've had opportunity to
speak senior US military
officers. I was astonished at
their anger at the Iraq situa-
tion. One used an obscenity
to refer to Donald
Rumsfeld. Several others
spoke eloquently about the

limits of force to resolve the
situation in Iraq. "As long as
people in Iraq don't have wa-
ter and jobs," said one,
"we're wasting our time."

'Marching into Hell', is the
title I used in 2004. Today I al-
ter the title with a question
mark. Is America perhaps ready
at last to look seriously at al-
ternatives to force as a way of
building just and secure world?
A lifetime in peace nego-
tiations has given me consid-
erable exposure to insur-
gency movements. The past
never fully predicts the fu-
ture, but it often offers use-
ful pointers. Here is what
we can say about those fight-
ing against the United States
in Iraq and what patterns of
the past suggest we can ex-
1) The majority of those
fighting the American forces see
themselves as patriots and lov-
ers of their homeland, fighting
for the future of their sons and
daughters. They are not care-
fully calculating gains against
costs; rather they fight with the
passion of those who consider
dignity and home to be under
attack. Foreigners, by all ac-
counts, are a minority, less than
one in five.
2) Their doctrine of resis-
tance is guerilla warfare, whose
aim is not to defeat but rather
to exhaust the enemy in a pro-
tracted war that cannot be won
by conventional
means. Guerillas seek just
enough engagement with the en-
emy to attract heavy invest-
ment of soldiers and
equipment. Then they fade, for
a repeat in other times and lo-
3) Guerilla warfare ad-

vances not through military suc-
cess but by turning the broad
population against the
enemy. "We spent a lot of time
carefully selecting locations
where we felt we could get the
army to engage in major action
that would really anger local
people," a veteran of a modem
insurgency in Asia once told
me. "Then we would work hard
to build trust with local people
If these patterns hold true
in Fallujah and other locations
of pitched battle in Iraq, the out-
come is likely to look like this:
1) Just enough resistance
will be invested in a given
hotspot to attract heavy attack
and serious damage from the
Americans. American troops
will always "win", at the cost
of high losses to civilians, homes
and public structures.
2) It will be discovered
in the days following "victory"
that most of the insurgents fled
prior to or during battle and are
continuing their struggle from
multiple other locations.
3) Enormous attention
will be given in Iraq and abroad
to the damage caused by the
Americans and the suffering im-
posed by them at the site of
battle. The stories told will be
a mixture of significant truth and
fabrication. It will be impossible
for the U.S. to defend itself
against these stories because
there will be no denying the core
truth of vast destruction and
4) The extremist wing of
the resistance will retaliate
against any persons thought to
have cooperated with the invad-
ing Americans. Average Iraqis
will face the exhausting dilemma
of navigating between widely
despised foreigner occupiers and

ruthless "you're either for us or
against us" extremists who have
risen to power trying to drive
them out. Conventional powers
commonly assume that all resis-
tance is alike, deserving to be
crushed. "Deadenders," was the
word Rumsfeld used for months
to describe a broad range of op-
ponents to the American
invasion. This black/white ap-
proach strengthens extremists
by driving even more moderate
resistance into their arms.
5) Voices of moderation
will fall silent. The influence of
thoughtful people that exists in
every society and whose
strengthening is critical to any
hope for sustainable peace will
grow weaker due to intimida-
tion, elimination, and
exhaustion. Polarisation will
deepen; violence as a way of life
will become more deeply en-
trenched in Iraqi society.
6) Following American
"victory", fighting will end in
Fallujah or subsequent sites of
battle for a number of months.
Normal life will gradually
return. But after a lull, and af-
ter civilians have returned, gue-
rilla attacks will be renewed and
the cycle will begin again.
7) In the meantime, a new
wave of recruits, incensed at the
barbarity of the foreigners, will
have joined the insurgents. Con-
flict throughout the country will
continue to spiral upward.
8) Internal conflict
among Iraqis will increasingly
become a major factor. One rea-
son is the disappearance of Iraqi
moderates who might build
bridges within. Another is the
inescapable dynamics of armed
resistance: autonomy and issu-
ing orders becomes a way of life
for insurgent leaders. Protracted
armed struggle brings money

and power and rewards
intransigence. Those whose
power has arisen in violence
rarely yield their resources
readily to anyone, including
their fellow countrymen.
9) It will be deemed nec-
essary by American leaders -
whose internal power has also
risen vastly from the threat and
wielding of violence to throw
yet more soldiers, weapons, and
money into the fray as the vio-
lence and chaos increase.
10) Return to step one, at
a more murderous and destruc-
tive level than ever.
With few exceptions, this
has been the pattern so far in
Iraq and there is little reason to
believe it will not be repeated.
The frightening truth is that
America is now trapped, having
played repeatedly the role most
desired for it by guerilla strate-
gists. They could not succeed in
demonising the U.S. in the eyes
of average Iraqis without active
help and so far American lead-
ership has assisted at every
The only way out is to re-
move all doubt that this is an in-
vasion motivated primarily by
American imperial purposes.
America must face the truth -
our leaders pretended to have
global support but in fact had
little all along, and made things
worse by insisting on control-
ling everything about the inva-
sion and reconstruction. The
price of getting out with any
credibility left at all will be bear-
ing the continued costs of
stabilising Iraq, while giving up
American control over events
and structures there: adminis-
trative, economic, political, and
The history of conventional
military powers directly in-

volved in guerilla warfare abroad
suggests loss of control is likely.
In the present situation, things
are already far beyond Ameri-
can control and are in fact, mov-
ing rapidly towards loss of con-
structive influence. The big
question is how much more pain
Americans will bear and tragi-
cally that suffered by ordinary
Iraqis will be exponentially
higher before admitting the
folly of thinly veiled
unilateralism and narrow reliance
on force as a tool for change.
Stark choices are at hand:
America will either choose a
path of genuine multilateralism
with the accountabilities politi-
cal and ethical that come with
it, or bleed itself into degrada-
tion. The sooner the true shar-
ing of control happens, the
more likely it is that others will
step in and give meaningful as-
sistance in addressing a problem
that threatens a vast region. The
longer it takes, the harder it will
be to ever recover from the now
globally held perception that
beneath smooth talk of libera-
tion it is arrogance and selfish-
ness that motivate America. Re-
linquishing the ability to call the
shots in Iraq may seem to some
a bitter price to pay. The alter-
native? In the best case scenario,
a decade of war and enduring
alienation from most of the

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Guyanese Verona Jackson

contesting Canadian Federal election

From Jasminee Sahoye in

A GUYANA-BORN woman is
the only Caribbean born
candidate in the upcoming
Federal election in Canada
scheduled for January 23.
Verona Jackson is a
newcomer to politics but not
new to the Liberal party headed
by Prime Minister Paul Martin.
She has responsibility for the
constituency of Bruce-Grey-
Owen Sound in the province of
She joined the list of
candidates shortly after
Grenada-born Jean Augustine
stepped down from the Liberal
party, having served 12 years as
a Member of Parliament for the
Augustine resigned from
the ruling party the same day
the combined- opposition
parties successfully moved a
no-confidence motion against
Paul Martin's Liberal
The government's collapse
came a year and five months
after it was elected on June 28,
Mrs. Jackson told the
Sunday Chronicle that she

decided to get into politics,
because she feels she can make
a difference to her constituency
and give back to her adopted
She said now that she is
retired from Georgian
University in Barrie, where she
taught Business Communication
and Canadian Literature among
other areas for almost 26 years,
she has the time to serve the
Though she is new to
politics, her husband, Ovid
Jackson, who is also Guyana-
born, has been a Liberal MP for
some 11 years and served as
Mayor of the city of Barrie.
Jackson, who was born in
the capital city of Georgetown,
but grew up in the counties of
Essequibo and Berbice, said she
has been involved in a number
of community services and is a
strong advocate for the-
She said her campaign is
focusing on care for the
environment. She pointed out
that she is not using any
wooden signs, noting that the
core board used for making signs
does not disintegrate.
"I don't want to add to the
landfill which is expected to
close soon," she said.

She said she will use
biodegradable paper for her
campaign slogans "but not too
much," she said during a
telephone interview.
The retired professor said
her riding is mainly an
Agriculture community with
grains and oil seed farmers,
noting that it is the biggest beef
farming area in Ontario. There
are two reserves in her
constituency and a small black
population. But she said her
colour has not made a difference
to the people in her riding.
Most of them are English,
Scottish, Irish and German, she
"I want to be an advocate
for the working poor," she said,
adding that she would like to
see a family, (husband, wife and
at least two children) live
comfortably without having the
burden of paying heavy taxes.
Mrs. Jackson said she
would also like to see a balance
of women in politics, explaining
that women constitute some 51
per cent of the population.
When she spoke with this
newspaper a few weeks ago,
she was positive that her party
will return to office.
Verona Jackson believes
that the opposition is trying to

buy votes and is cautioning the
electorate about the recent
announcement made by the
Conservatives that it will give
an increase in baby bonus.
She describes that offer

as giving a gift with a string,
noting that the money will be
added to the husband's
salary, and eventually, more
income tax will be deducted
from his earnings.

The mother of two, a son
and a daughter, and eight
grandchildren, Mrs. Jackson
moved to Canada 38 years
ago, having lived in England
for a while.

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THE Department of Law, University of Guyana on Friday last
received two cheques totalling $240,000 from 52 Guyanese law
students studying at the Hugh Wooding Law School in
Student representative Colonel Gregory Gaskin said that the
donation was part of the sum that was raised by the students last
year in response to the flood that affected parts of the country in
According to a release from UG's Public Relations Department,
a further sum of US$800 was presented to first year student at the
Hugh Wooding Law School Mr. David James, whose home on the
East Coast of Demerara was under flood waters.
Among those at the handing over ceremony were Acting
Registrar Mr. Vincent Alexander; Head of the Law Department
Professor Peter Britton; Public Relations Officer, Ms. Paulette
Paul; and former Law students, Ronald Burch-Smith and Desa
Calder who are holders of Masters Degrees from Universities
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Around 04:45 h, the two armed men rode into the sta-
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Roshan and Ray Robertson were the pump attendants on
duty at the time.

Police in a press release said after purchasing the gas, the
men stuck up the attendants and took away $20,000 which was
in their possession.
One of the suspects then stood guard over
Robertson while the other took Roshan into the
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RICE TROUBLES: Mahaicony rice farmer David Kissoon has received government
assistance for losses he suffered, but wonders when the water will recede for him to

to yards on the Mahaicony Branch road yesterday afternoon, go back to the land.

More flood despair in Mahaicony

By Neil Marks

Mahaicony River sunk into
further despair yesterday as
an early morning downpour
caused more flooding and rice
farmers fear the worse if the
banks of the river are not
shored up soon.
The heavy rains caused a
build up of water in the river
which flowed over both banks
and yesterday there was no
clear indication of river from
dam as residents waded in wa-
ter past their knees.
Cash crop farmers have al-
ready lost their means of liveli-
hood, and those who have rice"
lands were yesterday trying
frantically to shore up the dams
to block water from the river
from further entering the fields.
"We are in a desperate po-
sition," said Prakash Dyal, who
cultivates several acres of rice at
Yarrow Creek.
SHe and several other farm-
ers were busy trying to do
whatever they could to keep the
water out of their lands. They
were at the same time worrying
about higher ground for their
livestock as some animals were
being kept on the dams that have
-now been overtopped.
Along the Mahaicony
River, dead animals were spot-
ted floating.
Acting Agriculture Minister,
Mr. Satyadeow Sawh, who vis-
ited Mahaicony after noon,
promised farmers that "what-
ever can be done, will be done."
Residents recommended
that a Hymac excavator be sent
to the area to shore up the river
banks, and Sawh said he would
discuss this with the Mahaica/
Mahaicony/Abary (MMA) De-
velopment Authority.
As the residents deal with
the water that has not drained
off their land for about a month
now, there is confusion sur-
rounding the government's relief
efforts and several complained
of not receiving assistance.
Some rice farmers said they
had received their cheques,
while others said they had not,
nor had they been registered.
Strangely, one rice farmer,
David Kissoon, who received
his assistance, said he was not
sure how his name got on the
list, but when he learnt cheques
were being distributed he went
to see if there was any for him,
and there was! He figured his
name was transferred from the

list used to give out assistance
for the January 2005 floods.
The government's assis-
tance has particularly focused at
cash crop farmers, who did
nothing else for a living, Re-
gional Chairman Mr. Harrinarine
Baldeo told the Sunday
He said cash crop farmers
were being allocated a sum of
$100,000, but many complained
that they had not received the
Baldeo and Sawh personally
wrote down the names of farm-
ers who claimed they were left
out of the registration process
to be eligible for the assistance.
However, Bindraban
Bisnauth, tasked with collecting
the names, disputed many of the
claims but Baldeo and the min-
ister agreed to verify this.
When Sawh visited Cham-
pagne, Mahaicony, one woman
flagged down his vehicle to
show her cheque, explaining that
she had difficulty cashing it be-
cause of a scribal error. He ad-
vised that she will have to re-
visit the office of the Rice Pro-
ducers Association, all the way
on the West Coast Denerara, to
have the cheque re-written.
Out on the Mahaicony
Branch road, the excess water
in the Mahaicony River,
coupled with the high tide, saw
water rise almost two feet in vil-
lages in the afternoon, starting
from Mortice.
Sawh had earlier in the
week ordered the clearing of
sections of the drainage canal
along the Branch road and this
was completed yesterday. But
with the koker closed because of
the high tide, there was not
much that could be done.
Sawh said the situation at
Mahaicony resembles that of
the Abary River.
Baldeo said the major con-
cern at Abary at this time is fur-
ther higher ground for cattle.
Meanwhile, relief activities
coordinated by the Civil De-
fence Commission continued
yesterday, with residents in the
Mahaicony River receiving
drinking water.
In addition, farmers have
been receiving feed for their ani-
mals and veterinary supplies. *
Sawh assured that these
activities will continue to
bring as much relief' to the
farmers as they braced for a
further rise in the water level
with more heavy rains fore-

HOW HIGHER? Farmers at Bara Bara, Mahaicony River contemplate their fate watching the water level rise yesterday.
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Mrs. MIWmrahi m FPersaud. Manager, Head Office, makes a donation to
sfter nJh~M FarsaBW Ad minstrator, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
hA a~eaqpts an bd lff ufthe Catholic Church of Guyana

Guyaa Red Cross representative Mrs. Adonis accepts a cheque from
Mr Raymond Changlee, Manager, Corporate Credit NBIC Head Office.

NBICs Senior Accounts Clerk, Kester Bonnet makes a presentation to Mrs Doris Lewis,
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Mrs. Sattie Bulkhan accepts the donation on behalf of the Gentle Women's Relief
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i iPisrsentatflia s rtz ats e to Mr.. Harry Ramsarop of the Dlarm Shala,
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Ms Cy)thia Massay, Administrator of the .Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitaton Centre. receives
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THE Private Sector
Commission (PSC) has
commended the Guyana
Elections Commission
(GECOM) for the
implementation of a
Media Code of Conduct
for Guyana's media
houses and has
congratulated all of the
media which have
signed the Code.

The Media Code of
Conduct for the 2006 Elections
was developed and modelled on
the Code of Conduct to which
members of the media signed
and agreed to observe for the
2001 Elections.
Media houses two
Saturday ago became
signatories to the Media Code
of Conduct at a function held at
Le Meridien Pegasus. Members
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of political parties, the private
sector and GECOM, as well as
members of the diplomatic

corps, witnessed the signing.
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trusted to regulate themselves
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which respects the standards of
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expected of a media who claim
the right to free expression in a
democracy," the PSC declared in
a press release.
The PSC, however, said
it is regrettable that "we
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Applicants without one of these types of ID will not be



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6eneral Personnel Department
Camp Ayanganna
Thomas Lands
Applications should reach no later than Monday, January

Please be advised that recruiting officers will be visiting
various regions.

without having sufficiently
learned from the experience
of the 2001 Elections and
that our political leadership
has failed to address the need
for regulatory provisions for
governing the performance of
broadcast licencees."
The PSC recalled that
during the last national elections,
two eminent journalists from
the Caribbean, Harry Mayers of
Barbados and the late Dwight
Whylie of Jamaica served as the
Refereeing Panel.
However, in spite of their
respective exceptional
professionalism and
dedication to the task which
they undertook, and the
consistent and comprehensive
reports which they provided,
the Code of Conduct to which
the media had committed
was more often honoured in
the breach than in the
observance,the PSC charged.
It added that as was the case
in 2001, there is no regulatory
provision in place in Guyana's
election laws for ensuring that the
Code of Conduct is honoured by
the media which have pledged to
do so.

There will be, as was the
case in 2001, a Media
Monitoring Unit which will
maintain a record of the
media's elections coverage
and which will be used by an
Independent Refereeing
Panel which will publicly
comment on the observance
or otherwise of the Code by
the Media. The process is
entirely voluntary and self-
regulating, and the only
sanction on the media for
violating this trust is public
approbation, the PSC
The PSC said that in their
final report. the Refereeing Panel
concluded that "the
performance, of the media in
covering these elections has been
disappointing.' In their reports
they noted that television Talk
Shows "continued to offer
viewers misinformation and
partisan rhetoric." They

commented that "the State-
controlled media badly serves
the Guyanese public" and that
"some of the private media also
offered unbalanced coverage of
the elections".
According to the PSC, the
Panel, in its final Report.
observed that "the complete
lack of regulations of television
has led to a situation where the
linking of broadcast licences to
the need for community
responsibility is completely
absent in Guyana. Also, the
Government monopoly of radio
erects a real barrier to the free
exchange of information on this
important medium".
Five years later, Guyana
remains without Broadcast
Legislation and with the State
owned monopoly of radio and
State ownership of television and
the print media, albeit, in
competition with privately
owned media, the PSC observed.

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The Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP), a programme financed by
the European Union, is assisting the local private sector of Linden and Region 10 in
creating/expanding businesses, and will contribute to creating a more favourable
investment environment. The core activities of the programme include the provision
of business/advisory services to small and medium enterprises, the provision of a
managed business incubator for new businesses and the promotion of the region for
new investment, both local and foreign. Accompanying measures include vocational
training, institutional strengthening, a revolving credit fund, and the rehabilitation of
the socio-economic infrastructure.

LEAP seeks an experienced Consultant to conduct a training course in Computer

Profile of Consultant:

Degree in Business Management, Financing, Economics or relevant
5 years professional experience in Small Business Computer Applications.
Experience in Computer BusinessApplicationsTraining.

Terms of Reference for this Consultancy can be uplifted at the LEAP Office, 97-98
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Proposals including up to dateCV and two (2) references must be submitted to

International Project Manager
Linden EconomicAdvancement Programme (LEAP)
97-98 RepublicAvenue
McKenzie, LINDEN

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inheriting it.
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peace talks to continue

BOGOTA (Reuters)
Colombian soldiers killed at
least six Marxist rebels in
combat on Friday even as the
leaders of the guerrilla group
prepared for a second round
of preliminary peace talks
next month, the army said.
The gunfight with the
National Liberation Army, or
ELN, Colombia's second-
biggest insurgent group, took
place when an army patrol

encountered the guerrillas in
the southwestern town of La
Llanada near the Ecuadorean
The government said the
fight would not derail
preliminary peace talks that
opened last month in Cuba.
Colombian Nobel Prize-
winning novelist Gabriel
Garcia Marquez and
diplomats from Switzerland,
Spain and Norway attended

the first round.
The 5,000-strong ELN has
waged a war against the state
since 1964, along with the
much-stronger 17,000-member
Revolutionary Armed Forces of
Colombia, or FARC, which is
not holding talks with the
While the FARC has
financed its operations with
illicit drug profits, the ELN has
relied on kidnapping and

extortion, leaving it at a financial
disadvantage while being
weakened militarily by the
tough security policies of
President Alvaro Uribe, a
Washington ally.
Thousands die and tens of
thousands more are displaced
every year in the conflict,
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Colombia's 60 per cent
poverty rate and the Andean
country's huge cocaine trade.

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?| BERBICE CAMPUS, Tain, Corentyne
Tel: 337-2280

Tenders are invited from reputable Food Services or
individuals to provide reliable and efficient cafeteria services
at Berbice Campus, Tain Settlement, Corentyne.

The proposed agreement will allow the Contractor the use of the
cafeteria, including a canteen with a kitchen, commercial store,
furniture, etc.

The contractor shall pay forwater used and electricity consumed by
the service.

Interested eligible bidders may obtain Tender Documents from the
Berbice Campus at one thousand dollars (G$1000) per tender.
Valid Certificates of Compliance from the Guyana Revenue
Authority and the National Insurance Scheme must be submitted.

Tender closes 12 noon, Friday, January 27, 2006 and must be
sealed and deposited in the Tender Box at the University of Guyana
Berbice Campus, Tain.

The University does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
Tender and retains the right to request any Tender without
assigning reasons) for such rejection.

Tenders or their representatives may be at the opening of Tenders,
which will take place immediately after the close of Tenders.

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Then here is your chance to become a professional Soldier and
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Have a good Secondary Education, a sound mind and a healthy

Two recent Photos;
Police Clearance;
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Birth Certificate, National ID or P sport
App/l in person or in writing 1o:
Officer Con handing
General Personnel Department
. Camp Ayan anna
; Thomas Laids

Applications should reach no later tlian Monday, January 30, 2006.
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refrigerators, computers.
Khan. N. K. Electrical
Services. Tel 270-4595,
626-2847 (anytime).

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

VACANCY exists for
driver/salesman. Call 223-
6283 for information.
ONE (1) mature
experienced Dispatcher.
Contract Hire Cars. Contact
Bassant's Taxi Service. 227-
TRUCK/VAN Drivers. Apply
in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts., C/ville.
ONE experienced
Seamstress to work in boutique
in Barbados. Call 227-0251,
617-4589 for more
VACANCY exists for one
minibus Driver. Experience
necessary. Please contact tel.
231-4599 for more
FOR sewing machine
Operators/Porters. Apply at
Kent Garment Factory Ltd., 12
Plaisance Public Road, ECD.
Tel. # 222-2541.
2 DRIVERS, living around
Georgetown. Must have Licence
to drive for 30-seater bus. Apply
in person at 35 Delhi Street,
Prashad Nagar.
CLERICAL Staff, Guards &
Driver with Canter Licence. Apply
Avinash Complex A & B Water
Street, Georgetown. Contact
226-3361, 227-7829.
VACANCIES exist for the
following 2 trained/
experienced school teachers,
1 headmistress. Tel. 220-
4981, 4 to 8 pm, 256-3812,
Mon. to Fri., 9 am to 3 pm.
SALES Clerks must have
knowledge of Maths and English,
2 yrs working experience. Apply
in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Streets, G/ville.
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in G.T.
Apply with 2 references at,
Morgan's Furniture Store, 167
Charlotte St., Lacytown, Mon. to
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,
Qualification: 5 CXC, including
Accounts. Experience will be an
asset. Apply in person to:
30 Friendship. East Bank
Demerara, between the hours of
1 pm and 4 pm.
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ONE (1) Live-in Maid
ages, 16 to 35 yrs., to assist in
residential chores. Private flat.
Training in quality cooking
and making provided.
Experience an asset but not
necessary. Apply to Mrs. Khan
- R.Ks Security Services 125
Regent Road, Bourda. Tel.
226-7541, 227-5072.

:1 ". 4iAiO2J0' C ..U- P,

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ONE Female Office
Assistant. with knowledge,
of NIS and PAYE Roll. Must
be Computer literate, must
be between ages 18 and
30, knowledge of Maths
and English. Apply in
person with written
application and 2
references to Lens,
Sheriff and Fourth
Streets, Campbellville,
Rewarding career exists for
full-time teachers in the
Nursery, Primary and
Secondary faculties.
Especially for Caribbean
History, Geography, Social
Studies, Human & Social
Biology, Economics and
Information Technoiogy at
CSEC/CXC Level. Apply in
person to "The Director of
Studies" at 11 Vryheid's Lust,
Public Road, ECD: Call 220-

LAMAHA Gardens,
corner $15 million
negotiable. 226-7874,
642-4827. %
Enterprise Gardens -size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-
3955, 222-3610.
ONE concrete fenced
house lot situated at 162
Atlantic Gardens front. 220-
5699, 613-3487.
x 60' on a corner in $4.8M.
Tel. 227-4040, 611-3866,
ONE house lot at
Ocean View Drive,
Ruimzeight Gardens,
Ruimzeight, WCD. Contact
tel. 267-2348.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft.
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground comprising an area
of 2.421 of an English acre.
Call 220-9675
LAND -1.2 acres with citrus,
2-storey building 30 ft. x 18
ft. 23 Alliance, Timehri, East
Bank Demerara. Phone 266-
TWO transpdrted-ad-
iacent lots in Earl's Court,
LBI 18 080 sq ft total.
Please telephone 623-7438
between'6-8am and 8-10pm
for details.
SAILA PARK Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing Scheme.
House lot for sale, near the
public road. Prime location,
miles from V/Hoop
Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670 or
'70 ACFES of prime
agricultural land (Titled) -- 16
acres cultivated with citrus- 2
buildings, river frontage for
wharf Prince Caralina, West
Bank Demerara River. Phone
GREIA Le Ressouvenir
lots $8M each, Liliendaal -
$4M, Versailles, River to road
$16M, Strasphey Public
Road $5M, Supply, EBD -
$15M, $20M. Tel. 225-3737,
,acres 1 800 ft. length, width -
8 000 ft. Ideal wharf, access
Essequibo River $100 000 per
acre. Ederson's 226-5496.
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(NORTH) Land (property with
pool). Happy Acres, Atlantic
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens,
Versailles (double lot), Duncan
St. $99M, Meadow Bank -
$4 9M, Diamond (corner).
Grove, Highway Lands, (sand
piltresort). TEL. 226-8148, 625-




HOPE, EBD public road,
river bank. Ideal for warehouse.
active 2-storey general
business $12.5M/US$36 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
buildings, ripe for
redevelopment, located in
Laluni St. Queenstown,
Georgetown, between
Oronoque and New Garden
Sts. Lot size 8,720 sq ft. Only
serious offers will be considered
WE ARE always a blessing.
Vlissengen Road $15M; 5ih
Street. Alberttown 160 x 30 -
$7M, LBI $5.5M (only 1),
Republic Park and Meadow
Brook $5.7M & $7M, Happy
Acres $5.5M; Gated
Community, Chateau Margot -
$8M for house lots rich
minds only; Lamaha Gardens -
$12M, Queenstown in excess
of $20M, Bel Air Gardens and
Springs neg. Phone Mrs.
Tucker #225-2626 or Mrs.
Laundry #231-2064.
Diamond $5M, Happy Acres
- 14 500 sq. ft $18M, Happy
Acres 7200 sq. ft. $
Bel Air Park $45M, Courida
Park, 112' x 130', Grove H/
Scheme $900 000, Lamaha
Gdns $17M, Madawini.
Soesdyke, EBD 160 x 140 -
$15M, Friendship, EBD 60
x 350 $14M, Eccles Public
Road $23M, South R/veldt
- $5.5M, Blankenburg for
farm, 400 acres $150 000
er acre, Blankenburg 17
ouses lots $15M,
Queenstown 19 house lots
- $80M, Queenstown $28M,
Eccles, Industrial 17 000
sq. ft. $23M, Yarrawkabra
Dump Road 100 x 200 -
$900 000. Future Homes
Realty 227-4040, 628-
0796, 611-3866.

PHONE: 227-0928.
FOR overseas visitors
- furnished flats. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
FURNISHED flats. For
overseas visitors. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
flat house in Guyhoc Park. Tel.
OFFICE space central
location $45 000 $150
000. Call Rochelle 609-
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat, 69 Nandy Park semi-
furnished $40 000. Call 227-
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Prashad Nagar $45 000
monthly. Contact 231-1458.
2-BEDROOM cottage at
799 Westminster, Canal
#1, WBD. Contact # 615-
1 PLACE for Club or games
room. 48 Princes & Russell
Sts. Phone 226-6603, 225-
FOUR-bedroom house
at 47 Trotman St.,Golden
Grove. ECD. Contact
phone # 277-3567.
ROOM to rent. Preferably
single male. non smoker. Tel.
222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm.
Mon. Fri.
PHONE 225-9944.
4-BEDROOM top flat at
390 Republic Park. all.modern
amenities, toilet, bath,
telephone, grilled. Tel. 225-
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single
executive. 642-8725.
apartment, fully grilled for
decent single working girl.
Call 227-3450 between 6 pm
and 8pm.
bedroom top flat with
telephone. K. S. Raghubir
Agency. Office 225-0545:

MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
SPACE to let for business
purposes on Vlissengen Rd.
Contact Creative Styles Barber
Shop 227-0043/627-8557.
APT. houses and rooms for
students, singles and Low
Income earners. ($20 000 -
$35 000). Call 900-8258, 900-
ONE fully furnished
school or office building
situated in C/ville. Call 615-
1203, 226-2913.
decent working bachelor.
Situated in the city. Tel.
223-8616 for details.
1 BRAND new 2-bedroom
flat at Cornelia Ida, WCD. All
conveniences. Serious tenants
only. Tel. 227-0490.
C/VILLE 1 bottom flat, 23
ft. x 30 ft., suitable for bond, well-
secured, no flooding. Tel. 227-
8356, anytime.
ONE large spacious, 4-
room, unfurnished, bottom flat
in East Street. Suitable for
offices business, etc. -
US$506. Call 227-3285 or
A&R Real Estate & Auto
Sales 222-4781, 618-0025,
(2) two-bedroom apt., grilled,
parking, telephone in G/town
- $35 000.
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville, G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677.
ROOMS and apartments
with all amenities. Prices
begin at $4000 nightly. Call
227-0902 or 227-3336.
ROOMS for single
working people. Contact Mrs
Dolly, 5 Water St., Kingston,
G/town. Tel. No. 263-5421,
OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 sq. ft. Queenstown, G/
town. Telephone & lots of
parking space. Price
negotiable. Call 624-4225.
styled apts. Suitable for a couple
or single person $4 000/$5
000 per day. Call 231-6429,
NEW 2-bedroom self-
contained apartment tiled
washroom, etc. Situated at Bel
Air Park, facing Duncan Street.
Tel. 226-2675.
ONE-BEDROOM apartment
in Eccles H/S for working couple.
Please call 621-8500 for further
Triumph, Lusignan. 2-bedroom
apartment unfurnished and
furnished. 233-6160.
SEMI furnished residential
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
EXECUTIVE house, 2-
storeyed concrete fully
furnished, A/C, bath tub, etc.
Guysuco Housing Scheme
jTurkeyen). Tel. 611-0315,
NEWTOWN. Kitty front
house, 3-bedroom apartment
bottom flat, well-secured, all
modern amenities. Ideal for
small family. Tel. 225-4744.
ONE, two, three & four-
bedroom apartments from
US$400 US$1 500. Short &
long term. Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 624-4225.
bedroom t/flat, Duncan Street.
Price $60 000 neg. Water
and electricity included.
parking available. Prestige
Real Estate 231-5304.
GREIA -2-bedroom
bottom flat, Ogle $25 000,
East Street office neq.,
Atlantic Gdns S35 0-0.
US$400, furnished Atlantic
Gdns. Tel. 225-3737, 225-
CALL Vish Realty for
Rental of Properties.
apartments, office space,
bond space & business
premises. Price from $40 000
o US$2 500. Tel. 225-9780.
1 HOUSE in Nandy Park.
semi-furnished, master
bedroom, 2 toilets, 2 baths, 4
rooms, well-fenced, & .,, -.- J
- US$550 per month: :Cli

PRIME business place
situated in Robb St.
(between Orange Walk and
Cummins Street). Info. Call:
231-1346 between 7 am and
2 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm.
NORTON St. & Mandela
Ave. vacant 3-bedroom bottom
flat, all modern conveniences -
$35 000 monthly. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
APARTMENTS, houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place iKiii,
Georgetown), etc. Bond C .ii,
etc. TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
furnished and unfurnished
houses and apartments.
University Gardens, Section 'K',
Campbellville, Queenstown.
Subryanville. TEL. 226-8148,
Newtown $18 000, $20 000,
$22 000; Duncan St. 2-
bedroom $25 000 & $32 000;
Happy Acres (upstairs) 3-
bedroom, phone and parking -
$50 000; Prashad Nagar $45
000; South Ruimveldf house -
$50 000. Furnished rentals -
$30 000 $60 000 rooms $14
000. Call 231-6236.
contained apartments
available for single working
individuals or married couples.
Call 225-0168, Monday,
Wednesday, Friday between 9
am and 2 pm.
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,
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.
QUEEiSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to
rent. Suitable for overseas visi-
tors on short term basis. Tel. #
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.
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
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, 233-2968.
FLATS from $40 000 up;
EXECUTIVE places, short &
long term from US$500 up;
office spaces North Road,
Kingston, other BOND
spaces, BUSINESS places -
Kingston, Robb, Regent.
Sheriff, others. VISHNU'S
REALTY 225-3797/220-
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.
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, PiNagar US$2 000,
Brickdam US$600 US$1
500, North Road US$1 000,
Church St. US$5 000,
Cummings St. US$1 200.
furnished Century Palm
Gdns. US$800 1,600 sq.
ft. office space Kingston -
US$1,600; (800 sq. ft) office
space -Hadfield St., Stabroek
- $100,000 approx; two-
bedroom fully furnished flat
- Kitty $70,000, two-
bedroom unfurnished top flat
- Prashad Nagar -$70,000,
one four- (4) bedroom
unfurnished house Courida
Park $100,000. one three-
bedroon fur Flat South R/
veldt. Pk. -$95,000. Wills
Realty.- # 227-2612/627-

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.
bedroom, furnished home on
a quiet street US$1 000.
BEL AIR PARK: Very nice 4-
bedroom on an acre of land
with pool and lawn tennis
court, unfurnished US$2
500 and a 3-bedroom
apartment, furnished -
GARDENS: Large 6-bedroom
on an acre of pleasant
Sounds, unfurnished US$3
00. PLUS: others in New
Haven Better Hope. etc.
OFFICES: North Road, Main,
Middle, Robb and Church
Streets. Call 226-7128, 615-
FUTURE Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. To Let Sec. 'K' C/
ville US$2 000 US$4 600,
Republic Park US$1 600.
Queenstown US$3 000.
Alberttown US$600, AA
Eccles US$1 500, Lamaha
Gdns. US$1 200 US$3
000, Camp St. US$600.
Diamond Public Road US$1
500. AA Eccles US$2 000,
Blygezight Gdns US$1 000,
Courida Park $125 000 -
US$1 500, P/Nagar US$1
700 US$1 200, Bel Air
Village US$600, Cummings
St. US$3 000, Sec. K. C/
ville US$900.
"Have Faith in Christ, today".
227-1988, 623-6431, 270-4470.
E m a i I
Have a PeacefuT& Prosperous
Street (office/residence) L -
500, New Haven US$700, New
Garden US$600 Bel Air Park
US$1 800/S$2 000,
Queenstown US$2 000/US$1
000/US$1 500/US$800.
Subryanville 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.
EASTBANK: 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 US$4 000,
Queenstown US$2 000, Sheriff
- US$1 500, Subryanville -
US$1500, North Road US$1
000, North Road $50 000.
Prices negotiable plus properties
from $3M $600M.

187 WATERLOO Street
(front house). Contact No.
33-2745, 2783.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
situated at Lot '4' Hutsonville.
EBD. Call 227-6202 or 623-
CANAL NO. 2, North
Section 3-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
sawmill large river front,
perfect for deep harbour.
Tel: 223-5586.
Arcadia. Price $2.3M
negotiable, Contact Wayne -
cell 644-5690.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
ard. Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
HOUSE and land for sale
at Chateau Margot, ECD 2
bedrooms, kitchen, etc. Tel
2-STOREY modern
property located at 11 Grove
/Scheme, EBD. For further
information, please call 623-
ONE going business
premises; one secured
eautiully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled in New Amsterdam. Tet:

4-BEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St.,
Charlestown, formerly Rudy's
Liquor Restaurant (corner lot)
- $18M neg. Contact 227-
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje phone, electricity, etc.
Price neg. Tel. 628-5264,
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.
Brickdam, Middle Rd., La
Penitence, Hutsonville, Section
'C' Enterprise, Land in Diamond
and Essequibo. 233-6160.
CONCRETE & wooden 5-
bedroom house, A/C, tel.,
fenced, concrete yard, parking
space in Prashad Nagar for -
$16M. Call 233-2180, 616-7803,
WOODEN & concrete
building in good condition,
overhead tank, tel., parking
concrete yard. This is a bargain
for lust $5M in Corriverton.Call
233-2180, 616-7803, 265-3067.
C/VILLE 6 bedrooms,
4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens,
suits (2) families, property
investor, land 48' x 141 ,
worth viewing. Mrs. Y.
Wilson 226-2650, 229-
PRASHAD Nagar vacant
2-storey 5-bedroom 2-year-old
mansion, fully grilled, parking -
$16.5M/ US$82 000. Ederson's
- 226-5496 Email:
GARDENS vsc ant 2-storey
concrete/wooden 3-bedroom
mansion, fully grill d, garage -
$7.5Mi US$3/ D00 Ederson's
226-5496. Email
SCHEME- 1-year-old two-storey
concrete 3-bedroom mansion
hollywood style $7.5M/US$37
000. Ederson's 226-5496.
concrete/wooden 6-bedroom,
back 4 bedroom with toilet &
bath kitchen $10M/ US$50 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:

HOUSE & land for sale in
Hampton Court, E/bo. Coast -
with a lot of land space, next to
the public road, perfect location
to start any kind of business $5M
neg. Call 233-2180, 616-7803,
vacant 2-storey concrete/
wooden, building note 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments $13M/US$65 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
GIFT: Republic Park -
residential 2-storey 4-bedroom
mansion, 3 house lots, area for
swimming pool $22M/US$110
000. Ederson's 226-5496.

ECCLES/Residential -
vacant corner fully concrete 2-
storey new 4 luxurious bedrooms,
2 huge sitting rooms $25M
neg./US$125 000. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
2-storey ranch type mansion on
2 lots area for swimming pool
- $26M/US$130 000. Ederson's
226-5496. Email:
GIFT: Kingston vacant
corner 3-storey, 6-bedroom well-
designed mansion. Ideal offices/
church $37M/ US$185 000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/local owners of
buildings, we have general
management services paying
bills, rates/taxes/repairs/
landscaping. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
HOUSE on a triple lot 135
x 80 house located in Atlantic
Gardens, self-contained room,
hot & cold water, built-in closets,
fully A/C. etc Excellent yard
space for BBQ small rrl, ,i.
tel. facilities, etc. for uiii !. 1I 1
Call now # 233-218. 616-7803
2-storey, 6-bedro..l. i.ii.,.. ,:
double lot to *., i -j .-. l.i-,
house S3.7M/US$17 000 neg
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
storey, 8-bedroom residence.
Ideal for taxi. internet/general
business $13.5M/US$67,000.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email: gy

Atlantic Gardens front,
one new 6-bedroom house
on 2 lots. 220-5699, 613-
OVERSEAS/local doctor
- new hospital, 1 block long
75 width. Can be general
hospital, surgery. Inspection
anytime. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
vacant 3-storey 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion. \deal
foreign mission $50M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496. EmaN:
STARR Independence
BLV, Albouystown vacant 2-
storey 3-bedroom building on
3 house lots, road to alley.
Ideal for church/nursery $3M/
US$15 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
URGENTLY needed -
Commercial, residential
buildings for sale/rent. Regent
St., Robb St., North Rd.,
Church St., other areas.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
KERSAINT Park vacant
new 2-storey concrete property
on acres land, 3 bedrooms,
2 toilets 2 baths- $15M/
US$75 000. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
NORTH Road business
or residence large three-
storeyed building, vacant
possession. Price
negotiable. K. S. RGAHUBIR
Agency, Office 225-0545,
614-5212, Home 259-
NEWLY constructed
three-storeyed executive
concrete building with four
self-contained bedrooms,
vacant possession. Price
negotiable Telephone 614-
5212 2 25 0545.
storeyed concrete and
wooden building with three-
bedroom, vacant possession.
Price $6M negotiable.
Telephone 225-0545, 614-
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
Turkeyen two-storeyed 3-
bedroom concrete property.
Recently built, fully tiled,
large land space, etc. Price
- 17.2M neg. Ideal for
diplomats. Calf 231-5304.
GOING Cheap! New
vacant 2-storey concrete 5-
bedroom house. Lot 202
Section 'C' Enterprise, ECD
with 2 toilets, 2 baths fully
grilled, 110 220v.
telephone. Tel. 611-8912,
227-3788 Eddie.
ONE 3-bedroom house
inclusive of A/C and hot and
cold water. Lot 48 Princes
Street, Charlestown. Lot 8
Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust.
Property suitable for any from
of business. Contact 225-8414.
overseas vacant possession,
3-storey steel/concrete
building, Georgetown business
centre if divided, monthly
income $5M yearly $60M
average. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
BUSINESS place -
transported front building
with land measuring 120
ft. by 30 ft., general stores
with all Licences. Immediate
vacant possession. K.S.
RGAHUBIR Agency, Office -
225-0545, 614-5212, Home
- 259-0019.
HOUSE & land with/
without existing striving
business for sale in Alberttown
- concrete building, yard &
fence, upstairs living quarters
with self-contained room,
kitchen, downstairs- business,
tel., overhead tanks, etc. This
is a steal. Call for more
information # 233-2180, 616-
7803, 265-3067.
East Coast Demerara -upstairs
3-bedroom residence, includes
master room. Downstairs 2-
bedroom self-contained maid's
quarter, fully meshed and
killed with lots of parking -
6,5M negotiable. Call 628-
4809 or after 6 prm- 225-7034.
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.
N.B.: Extra land to extend
building or new one,

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KITTY, business place
$16M neg. Gordon St. apt.
house $9M; Norton St. -
apt. house $9M; South
Ruimveldt $7.8M, Atlantic
Gardens Ranch type -
$35M: West Coast -,$5.8M;
Brickery, EBD $10.5M;
Friendship Roadside, EBD -
S15M, and more! Call
Rochelle 609-8109
FOR SALE or rent. 8
West Ruimveldt 'land &
building. Fenced lard 8
000 sq. ft. BuildIng -
concrete with tiled floor.
Dimension- 27" 9 55 '0'
(4856.25 sq ft). Negotiable
at $16M sale or rent. $150
000. One 45 gin stainless
steel kettle. Property at 92
Oronoque St., Quee stown.
$15M. Some repairs, not
negotiable. Dial 226-7494.
2-storey fully concreted
house 5 bedrooms, 2 full
bathrooms, American fixture
faucet, sink, toilet, cabinet,
hot water tank, eating
kitchen, built-in wardrobe,
central air-conditioner, car
garage, front view tb Public
Road. Lot 6 Nand,y Park,
EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 22;6-7806;
evening 225-8410. _
even!.n .............. . - ----------
bedroom mansion, pool
lawn tennis' court. A gift at
US$1M (check it put and
make your offer)
flat 4-bedroom $19M.
B.V./ TRIUMPH: Large 2-
flat 5-bedroom home -
vacant lots $5'5M and
lots more all over. Call
226-7128 615-6124
ONE two-flatiwooden
building and transported
land back house! in ood
condition. Agicora -
$10M. One itwo-flat
concrete and wooden
building in i good
condition. Charl:otte St.,
Bourda $S0M- rfeg. One
sawmill in working
condition. iFriendship -
$50M neg. 80 acres of land
for housing,letc EBD. $4M
per acre. Obe two-
edroom ', concrete
building or. la ge land.
Canal No. 2 '$6.6M.
Wills Real Estate 227-
2612, 627-8314.!
POOL) Happy Acres Atlantic
Gardens $1 .5M I& $45M on
triple lot, Industry $8.5M,
GuySuCo Park/Gardens,
Blygezight $10.5 & $20M,
(on double lot), Pr shad Nagar
- $16.5M, /towh $15M.
Subryanville $,24M & $48M,
on double lot, Duncan St. -
$9.9M. Kitty $10.5M, Triumph
- $8.5M & $22M, Eccles,
Parika, Grove Public Road -
$18M. TEL. 226-8148/625-
BEL AIR PARK (cottage
with land) 13.5M,
Queenstown $22M,
Prashad Nagar- $15M, Kitty
- $13.5M & $10.5M, Sheriff
Street $40M, Subryanville
- $32.5M, Vlissengen Road
-$35M neg., Diamond (huge
land with concrete property)
- $60M neg., Bel Air Park
Sno repair) $30M Atlantic
Gardens $16.5M, Happy
Acres (Six Lots of land
together) $35.5M, New
Amsterdam $10.5M,
Brickdam $30.5M, Regent
Street $35M. Vish Realty
- 225-9780.
RENTAL. Features of this
gorgeous home located in a
safe, quiet and convenient
ne ihbourhood. Living space
of 2470 sq. ft; house lot size -
48' W x 100L; one master
bedroom (16.5 x 22') with
washroom and veranda; 4
other bedrooms including one
on ground floor; 3 full
washrooms including one on
ground floor: hot and cold
showers; ceramic, terrazzo floor
on ground floor, polished
purple-heart wood floor on first
floor: 2 telephone lines;
upgraded lighting; built-in
cupboards and closets; recently
repainted; concrete yard and
concrete and grilled fence; 2-
bridge entrance with grilled
gates; front yard tiled patio
approx. 9' x 14' concrete BBQ
grill; shed/car port, 2000-gal.
concrete in-ground 3-stage
filtration water storage tank &
400-gal. over head water tank;
urinal and wash hand sink in
yard; 12' x 14' storage bond;
quiet street, 10 min., walk to
UG.' 10 min. drive'to "G/towri.'
Price $19M neg. Rent US$1
900 neg. Tel. 416-568-0008,

STOP worrying for -
$2.5million. You can own a
brand new furnished 18 x 25
greenheart home, freshly
painted, yard 90 x 45 fenced
water from GWI plus chicken pen
-30 x 15 x 10 in a no flood zero
crime area and the lucky buyer
will receive one (1) mofor bike
free. Call 615-0068.
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.
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
Properties for sale AA Eccles -
$35M, Le Ressouvenir $60M,
Sec K C/ville $21M, P/Nagar
- $12M $35M, Prado Ville, Ogle
- $35M, Lamaha Gdns $47M,
Bel Air Gdns. US$500 000,
Station St., Kitty $23M, UG
Gdns. $55M, US$1.3M. Ogle
'Front, Air Strip Road $75M,
New Providence $65M $75M,
Bel Air Gdns $36M, South R/
veldt $11M, C/ville $15M,
New Garden St. $52M, Hotel -
South US$2M, Carmichael St.
- $35M $80M, Mahaica $13M,
Meadow Brook Gdns. $18M,
Agricola, EBD $4M, Kitty -
$OM $65M, North Road,
Alexander Village, fur., house,
A/C, $23M, South Road $20M,
$55M. Annandale $3.5M,
Regent St. $40M, US$1.5M.
ONE (1) two-bedroom
concrete one-level North East
La Penitence $5.5M, two
house lots: 80 ft x 113 ft LBI
- $6M, one two-bedroom
wooden cottage St Stephen's
Street, Charlestown $2.8M;
five- (5) bedroom concrete and
wooden building on double
lot Atlantic Gardens $20M,
four- (4) bedroom Concrete
building in good co edition -
$12M, one concrete and
wooden building no'repairs -
$12M, Mc Doom one (1) two-
bedroom wooden cottage on
land: 45 ft x 119 ft,
Subryanville $16M, neg.;
four-bedroom concrete semi-
split level house on large land
(9,700 sq. ft) two garages, hot
and cold water system,
laundromat, etc. $23M -
Republic Pk.; four-bedroom
executive house Bel Air Pk. -
$28M, one two-flat concrete
building on large land Kitty
- $22M, one three-storeyed
concrete and wooden building
in good condition in
Georgetown $35M; one
three-bedroom concrete &
wooden house on large land:
14,000 sq. ft LBI -$20M.
Wills Realty # 227-2612,

FOR SALE. TEL. 223-3865.
TRADING. 335-3100.
TEL: #611-0881.
TWO refrigerators, good
condition. Call 621-8500 for
................................. -- ---- -----
3 NEW complete sets 8"
drum sanders, 110 240
volts.Tel. 276-0304 Raj.
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enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 6'26-3178.
PITBULL dogs, male
and female $50 000 each.
Call W. Browne at 266-2796.
WASHING machine (Twin
tub). Price $38 000.
Telephone 227-0060, 616-
ONE Bedford 330 diesdl
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-
3113 or 610-6686.
BRAND new Pedrollo
pressurised water pumps, 85
p with all accessories for
installation. Tel. 227-3542.
CHLORINE Tablets 3"
for swimming pools only.
Phone: 227-457 (8 am 4
pm) Monday to Friday.
HOUSEHOLD furniture/
items and plants for sale.
Owner migrating. Telephone
- 231-4474.
USED Pool Table. Cheap
price. One SV 30 Toyota
Camry. Tel. 254-0171 or 646-
2400 watts generator.
Priced to go. TeF 255-3718,
226-9078, 622-4275.

ONE outboard 8
Johnson engine excellent
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Road Master, Leonora,
wardrobe, beds, stereo sets for
wedding, disco etc. At a
reasonable offer. Tel. 220-7252.
2 / INCH bangamary seine
- $18 000 per bundle (25 Ibs
$95 000 NEG. TEL. 220-4058,
BRAND new crash bar to
fit new & old model RAV-4 -
$75 000 cash. Call1624-8402,
227-7677, 225-2503.
PAINT. All-colours. Tel. 220-
1014, Lot 6A Courbane Park,
Annandale, ECD. i
2 UPRIGHT double door
display coolers 4 t.;x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
ARGON/Co2 rhixed gas.
Also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 prpm) Monday
to Friday.
ONE brand new computer
with CD Burner, CDpWalkmans,
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
"NEW' yes new Honda
Generators 2500 600 watts.
Manual/key start, Eu-British
guaranteed. Phonne 233-
1 TABLE saw, ;6' cutter,
movable $500 000, two
planners $600 000 each. Raj -
275-0208, 626-0350 or Bayee -
GERMAN Sheqdherd &
Doberman pups 18 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
Friday. I ___
PARTS for dryers/washers
thermostats, bellls, pumps
motors, couplings, valves, etc.
Technicians available. Call
231-6429. 622-5776.
MIXED breed pups -
Doberman and 'Rottweiler
ten-week old devwormed and
fully vaccinated. Calil 222-
5013 anytime. M'agie.'
QUANTITY ol permanent
crops on Islland i with
transferable 50 years. Lease
in Essequibo, Great Tourism
Potentials. Tel. 2160-459.

DOUBLE door non 'frost
Mitsumi refrigerator, ?-seat
high back chair, I Haier 17"
colour TV. Call 622-79.26.
YAMAHA G55A Acoustic
Guitar, Lanciana Orchid 'plants
(in bloom), internet complete,
book, Sanyo portable tape and
radio. Calr 227-1996.
OLD printers for free,
two Hp, one Epson, may or
may not be functioning,
available for parts or repair.
Also one old computer
toner. For pickup, call 622-
2 NEW flat screen TVs -
$75 000 each, neg. 1
stainless steel bar-b-que grill
(big) $100 000 neg. Owner
leaving country. Tel. 226-
5136, 643-6997.
TWO-Door English Ford
Sports car shell in perfect
condition and Toyota Cressida
car. Reasonable offer. Contact
Office hours 8.30 to 4.30.
Telephone No. 225-1911.
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).
D A E W 0 0 D
REFRIGERATOR 8.1 cu. ft.
no frost, energy efficient,
double door $77 000;
double bed sturdy wooden
frame, comfortable, quilted,
spring filled mattress $37
500; General Electric (DAKO)
4-burner gas stove with over -
$19 500. Call 225-7928, 5
pm 7.30 pm, Monday -
riday or 9 am 12 noon -
Saturday Sunday.

SKY Universal, authorised
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).
CAUSTIC soda: 55 Ibs -
$4,000; Alum: 55 Ibs $5,000;
Soda Ash: 50 Ibs $5,000;
Sulphuric acid: 45 gals -
$45,000: Granular Ch orine,
Chlorine gas. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday
to Friday.
diesel engine with twin disc pto
on bed, good general
conditi' on $1.25M. 4H fti steel
ontoon EX 12" diesel with 15 x
8 ft. purple heart sluice -
$0.5M. Located Middle
Mazaruni. Call 223-5050.
1 5-head 6" Wadkin;
Planner, Three-Phase. Price
$1.3M (neg.).2-16" Wadkin
service Planner combination.
Price $600 000 each.I
Contact Raj 275-0208, 626-1
0350 or Bayee 662-4249. ii
LISTER engine air and!
water cool with generator 9.5'
KVA, 110 220 volt. Bedford
330 engine also 500'!
complete spring gear Box 4 -,
5 differential turbo, non-turbdo
5 and 7-ton also TK complete
Cab and many, many, more,
etc. Tel. 339-3608.__
ONE imported bloodline
full Pedigree American pit
bull pup huge head, big
chest and wide shoulder. Only
seven months old. Has
obedience and aggressive
training. Must be sold. Owner
leaving country. Call 220-
9303 (only serious callers). ,
RIP saw Detta $120 000,
Corner sander $30 000,
Welding machine $15 009,
Router its $45 000, Battery
charger $35 000, Spindle
molder $80 000, 12" plainer
blade power ig saw $50 000,
tile cutter $10 000. Motors -
Honda scrap car $40 000.
Woodworking book, furniture
work book, machine workbook
from $500. Tel. 223-2226: or
227-5947. Ask for Lorna! or
JUST arrived Cummiihs
855 engine, caterpillar 3406,
Perkins 63544 & 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 als all
heavy equipment
transmissions such as Clark,
Caterpillar, Twin disc & Borg
Warner Marine transmission,
lots of engine & transmission
spares available for! the
above. All of our workmanship
is backed by a six months
warranty. Call 218-3899, 623-
1003, 218-1469.
.(1) 2,500-GALLON fuel tank
on stand could be used for
selling kerosene oil, diesel or for
gasoline storage price $150
000; (4) new % drive sacket sets
(25 pieces), Draper brand $12
000 each; (1) new tent (USA-
made), "10 x 10", with pipe
fittings $15 000; (10) 5-gallon
bucket Carpet paste at $5,000
each; (2) platform ladders 5 ft
in height & 3 ft platform
$10,000 each; (4) new 16 ft
ladders in 8 ft halves $25 000;
100 new truck tyre liners (Good
Year) size 20 $1 000 each; 1 -
complete new imported satellite
dish (stand only) price $100
000: 1 Rockwell band saw -
$60 000 110 volt; 1 large
bench grinder 110 volt $25
000; 1 new peak 18,000 BTU
air-condition split unit remote-
controlled, 240-volt $105 000.
Owner leaving. Tel: 621-4928.
2 GOLD scales and.
weights complete US$200
each, 2 GEM diamond
scales and weights US$300
each; 1 new, in box. 18,000
BTU Peak Split Unit remote-
controlled, never installed;
240V US$500: 1 new
Whirlpool dehumidifier -
110V, 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
ox US$50 each, 1 new
inverter 12V to 110V, 400 to
800 watts, built in fan-cooled,
complete with cable
US$200, 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 -
US$200. Owner leaving #

MIXED breed pups (German
Shepherd & Doberman mixed) -
$15 000. Contact or 662-7102,
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; drills; 1
saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle, next
to new; 1 amplifier; 1 truck
pump; 1 battery charger; 1
Siye_.. .L.....6 _
icycle.Tel. 265-5876.
15 Hp Yamaha Outboard
engine, 5 Hp Mercury
outboard engine, 1 5000 Waft
Honda generator manual
and key start. All in excellent
condition. Contact tel. # 613-
EXECUTIVE and single
Pedestal desks, 2 executive
chairs double and single bed.
Prices negotiable. Contact
telephone No. 623-7819 or 227-
0315, Mon. to Fri., between
S08:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs.
SONY Playstation 2 with
2 games $40 000, new
Motorola L6 $73 000, new
Motorola V3i $105 000, new
computer system $65 000,
Motorola Special Edition V3 -
Dark Blue $75 000. For any
electronic items or cellular
phones visit!
NEW LAPTOPS from Acers,
Dell, Toshiba. We match any
price. We guarantee only new
systems, out of the box,
customised to your
specifications. Call Aftaab -
Carib Atlantic Travel, 335-
3002 or 626-9441.

3 F-150. TEL. 220-9010
OR 646-1930.
2003 STEPSIDE Tundra,
fully loaded. 619-0063/643-
1- NISSAN Caravan E24,
excellent condition. Tel: 220-
TOYOTA Hiace minibus 15
seats $1.7M neg. Tel. # 642-
ONE Nissan Caravan
minibus, in good condition. Tel.
1 ET 176 Carina stick gear
Wagon. Call Jeffrey # 622-
8350 or 617-9031.
2 TOYOTA buses, Super
Custom, diesel engines.
Tel. # 225-1429, 624-1147.
HONDA 250 Custom Bike.
Very Good condition. Call
MUST sell. One Jeep diesel,
excellent on fuel. Price neg. Call
644-4216, anytime.
ONE Toyota Tacoma, One
Tundra Xtra Cab, automatic,
4 x 4. Tel. 629-4979, 220-
S. ........... ... ...... ............... .........
TOYOTA Hilux Surf -
$1.5M or best offer. Tel. 225-
5372 evenings or anytime
excellent condition with
music and mags. Phone
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap.
Suzuki Vitara. 4-door. Call
227-5500. 227-2027.
1 ONE Toyota Land Cruiser
(diesel) 13 seater, manual
$4.1 million. Please contact
4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced to
go. # 621-7445.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Corona,
automatic, excellent
condition. Price negotiable.
Telephone -- 223-1557.
MITSUBISHI Canter truck -
long tray, 17 feet 4D 32. a/c,
immaculate condition. 74 Sheriff
St. # 223-9687.
1 RZ MINIBUS. BJJ series.
excellent condition. $2
million negotiable. Tel. 276-
0520, 609-4694.
(1) Toyota AT 150. in
excellent running condition,
automatic. Call tel. 220-9801,
lii;j;, motorcycle. Price
-- el. 621-8305. 233-

AT 176 Ca .... ..:.-.r T
162 Carina, L,,ni,,,- E.i, ,:.n ,
Call 227-8659.
TOYOTA Crown automatic
model MS 122 engine $5M.
Price $550 000 Laurence -
ONE GX 81 Toyota Mark
11 in excellent condition.
Must sell. Price negotiable.
Call 617-2510.

MINI Clubman car, Austin
1100 car for parts with engine,
exhaust separate. Call 227-
ONE Long base Super
Custom 3Y minibus, in good
condition, mag rims, etc. Price
- $675 000 negotiable. Tel.

NISSAN Atlas (Canter), in
excellent condition. No
reasonable offer refused.
Contact Crishna on 663-7692
or 663-8904. 1
ONE Coaster bus .in
good working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
1 HONDA Integra fully
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer
- fully loaded. Owner leaving
country. Contact No. 646-
NISSAN Caravan E 24 -
sliding roof, powered
windows, power steering,
power locks', etc. Tel. 663-
4804, 231-3590, 223-6940
after 7 pm.
1 RZ minibus in working
condition. Price $900 000
(negotiable). Contact Clive
or ony. Tel. 226-0605 or
ONE AT 192 Carina
motor car with mad rims and
CD Player, PJJ series. Priced
at $1 250 000. !Call 227-
0902 or 227-33361
......... --.
ONE LonR base RZ mini
bus EFI, excellent
condition, music system,
amplifier/mag rims, Must be'
sold. Owner, leaving. Tel.
270-4250. '
ONE enclosed 10-ton
Leyland truck. Engine
perfect, carl be converted
into dump or low bed truck.
Price $1.7M negotiable.
Tel. # 220-7985.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner,
excellent condition. Mag
rims. loud music system,
crash bar. Owner leaving
country $2M neg. Can
CARINA AT 170 $750
000, Hyundai Accent -
$550 000. Dollys Auto
Rental 272 Bissessar
Ave2 Prashad Nagar. #
2-TOYOTA Tundras -
S4M, 1 7 150 $3.8M neq.
All GJJ series ful y
loaded. Call 227-5500,
ONE AT 192 Carina PJJ
series fully powered, mag
rims. CD Stereo. Excellent
condition $1.3M neg. Call
226-0731 or 617-1433.
........... . .. ....... ......... ...................................
in qnod condition mag
tr-I 1I.: i 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. 661-
70 5._ .
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
ONE Nissan Laurel fully
loaded, Model C 33. 4-
cylinder, gear, (PW, PM. PS).
Price neg Call: 223-9021.
Cell' 629-7419 (Monty).
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven:
(1) small mini-bus -
private. Tel: 227-1845 (8
am 4 pm), 229-6253.
in immaculate condition' 1
- Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call.
220-5516, 220-5323., ,-

22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 15,2006

LIMITED, V6 4 X 4. TEL. 442-
ONE TOYOTA Cressida,
PDD 1536, in good working
condition. One owner. Phone
automatic, fully loaded, EFI,
mags $825 000 neg. Tel. 226-
6096, 612-2258.
1 AE 100 TOYOTA Corolla
-automatic, fully powered,
PHH series, never in hired -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Civic 1999
model manual, fully
powered, A/C, PJJ series- $2M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400 or
1 NISSAN Sunny FB 13 -
5-forward, one owner, PHH
series $700 000 neg. Credit
available. Call 628-7737.
ONE AT 212 Carina fully
loaded, mag rim, A/C, tape
deck. Contact Taxi Service, 54
Craig Street, Campbellville.
Tel. 227-2435.
1 AT 170 TOYOTA Carina
motor car fully powered,
excellent, automatic. Price -
$850 000 neg. Call 628-7737.
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner in
good condition, PGG series.
Calling price G$1.5M neg.
Contact numbers 616-5736,
231-1210, 225-5736.
ONE AT 170 Toyota
Corona car, EFI, stick gear,
fully powered, lately sprayed.
Completely Refurbished.
$875 000 neg. Tel. 619-5087,
ONE 3Y minibus -
automatic, BEE, excellent
condition, quick sale. $400
000. Credit can be arranged.
Tel. 225-1103. 231-3690,
612-4477 David.
AT 192 CARINA & 212, AE
100 Corolla & Sprinter, EP 82
Starlet Turbo, Toyota Extra
Cab & T 100 Yamaha Chappy.
Amar 227-2834, 621-6037.
1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark 11,
PFF series AT, AC, PS, PW, PM
(retracting CL). Excellent
condition. One owner. Price -
$950 000 negotiable. Call
1 FORD F 150 Honda
Vigor, automatic, fully loaded,
1999 model $3M; 1 Nissan
Sunny Vanette, 12-seater -
$500 000. Contact Rocky -
225-1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA4 X 4 4-Runner,
22R engine, manual, mag
rims, roof rack, A/C, CD Player,
PGG series $1.5M. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
one owner, low mileage $1
450 000 neg. and many
others. Contact David at
Dave's Auto Sales. 225-
1103, 231-3690, 612-4477.
ONE Toyota Platz -
2001 model, 16" rims,
1000cc, CD Player, 4-door
Sedan. Available for
viewing anytime. Never
registered. Call 624-3204,
1 SV 32 Toyota Camry
(private hardly used),
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims, clean car. Price $1
350 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 NISSAN (9-seater) mini
bus, Vannette, gear, excellent
condition, hardly used, clean.
Price $600 000. Contact
Rocky #621-5902 or 225-
TWO Kawasaki Ninjas,
cat eyes, ZX 600 excellent
condition, one owner,
leaving helmets, covers,
accessories. No reasonable
offer refused. Phone 223-
1885, 642-3722.
1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark
11 (immaculate condition) -
automatic, fully powered. A/
C, new engine, alarm,
remote start. credit
available. Price $1M.
Contact Rocky # 225-1400
or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Vigor (executive
type) 4-door car, automatic,
fully powered, A/C, mag rims,
alarm, CD player, spoiler..-
-Priie $T.3M- -Cd5nladt-Rocky-""
225-1400 rr 621-5902.

4 LONG-BASE RZ buses
excellent condition,
mags, music, crystal lights,
etc. Starting from $650
000. Contact Dhannie -
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber
Jack Skidder all are, in
ood working condition.
or more information
Contact: 264-2946.
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition. CD/
Tape player, bubble tray,
dual air bag, mag rims, etc.
$5.5M neg. Tel. 220-
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux
Surf, in excellent
condition. Contact Ganesh
147 Industry H/S, ECD.
Tel. # 222-4966 or 222-
1 SV40 Toyota Camry (PHH
series), automatic, fully
powered, A/C, chrome mag rims,
CD player, new tyres.
Immaculate condition. Price-
$2.1M. neg. Contact Rocky -
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 ERF Flat Bed lorry -
17-ton, with 5-ton Hiab, just
arrived from UK, can used
as a vehicle transporter.
Price $3.975M (neg.).
Contact Raj 275-0208,
626-0350 or Bayee 662-
1 TOYOTA 4-Runner (V6 -
EFI) came in new, automatic,
fully powered, A/C, mag rims,
alarm, CD player, music set,
excellent condition. Price -
$2.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
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.
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.
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,
ONE Toyota AT 192
Carina $1.2M neg., One
Toyota AE, 100 Sprinter -
$1.1M neg. Terms can be
negotiated. One Nissan
Wagon, manual transmission
$375 000 neg. Tel. 623-
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, 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 90000 cash.
Call 624-8402, 227-7677, 225-
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
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.
ONE White Sports
Convertible 1 600 CC fuel
injector Sports car. First owner.
Volks Wagon Golf, interior
leather, fibreglass body of
chassis, A/C, mags. Tel. 226-
6527, 623-7242. Inspection at
The Tennessee Night Club.
1 Toyota Rav 4 (4-door)
came in brand new (fully
skirted), manual, fully
powered, A/C, chrome mag
rims. roof rack, crash bar, CD
player, alarm, remote start,
step bar. Immaculate
condition. Price $2,7M (auto
S'4- x-4) -C-on-faet- Rocky -
#621-5902 or 225-1400.

1 TOYOTA Sprinter AE
110, PJJ, one year old, one
owner, automatic, fully
powered. Price $1.4M neg.
1 Toyota Corolla AE 100,
clean car. Price $1.3M neg.,
automatic. 1 FB Nissan
Sunny PHH series, one
owner, excellent car. Price -
$650 000. Call 628-7737
excellent condition;,
Toyota Tacbma Extra Cab -
$2 550 000; Toyota Corolla
AE 91 $900 000; Toyota
Corolla 11 $775 00;
Mitsubishi Lancer $1.9M &
$2M; Toyota Carina 192 $1
350 000. TEL. 226-8148/625-
Tractor; 1 15 HP Yamaha 0/
B engine; 1 Mini Bus scrap;
1 KE 10 engine & gear box;
/ HP motors; poultry waters,
trays troughs, etc.; 1 wooden
boat, 1 paper feeder, spray
cans, computers and more.
Must be sold. Owner leaving
country. Contact Tel. 233-
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-
series), lady driven, low
inileage, automatic, fully
powered, A/C, mag rims, step
brs, crash bars, roof rack, CD
player. Immaculate condition.
Price $3.2M. Contact Rocky
- #621-5902 or 225-1400.
one 'Toyota Corolla Levin,
PHH series, fully powered,
cassette and CD Deck, 12-
Disc'changer with amplifier,
remote control start alarm, 15"
mag 6ims, etc. Contact tel.
223-9316, 227-3283, 615-
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 276-0313/626-
1141 Shahab.
2005, 1000 RR HONDA
RED, 2004 KAWASAKI, 636
ZXR GREEN. TEL. 612-0099,
444-6617 OR 615-3226.
1 TOYOTA Rav 4 (2-
door), immaculate condition.
Lady driven), automatic,
ully powered, A/C, chrome
mag rims, CD player, crash
bar, step bar, roof rack, low
mileage. Price $2.4M.
Contact Rocky 225-1400
or 621-5902.
HYUNDAI Accent car PFF
series, excellent condition -
$675 000 negotiable; Toyota
Corolla AE 111, never registered
- $1.7M negotiable. Purchaser
to pay registration. Mint
condition, very low mileage.
Contact Hakeem 276-0245,
JUST arrived from Japan
- Toyota Carina AT 192 -
$675 000; Mitsubishi Lancer
CK 2 $925 000; Toyota
Corolla AE 111 $850 000;
Toyota Corolla Wagon $650
000; Mitsubishi Mirage $1
050 000; Mitsubishi RVR -
$925 000; Toyota Raum -
$975 000. All prices are
negotiable and quoted on the
wharf. Contact Hakeem -
276-0245, 628-4179.
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 registered,
from England, mint
condition, with a quantity of
spares US$6 000, one 2
500-gallon steel tank with
stand, could be used for
kerosene oil, diesel"oor*gasoline
- $US1 000.

1 TOYOTA Ray 4 (2-door),
immaculate condition. (Lady
driven), automatic, fully
powered, A/C, chrome mag rims,
CD player, crash bar, step bar,
roof rack, low mileage. Price -
$2.4M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
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

HANDYMAN. CALL 220-2695.
TO RENT. TEL. 227-2800,
HRS. Contact Tel. 227-
TAXI. CALL 225-3217 OR
Porter wanted. 225-7329 or
BARGIRL, Waitress & Cook
at Doc's Pool Bar. Tel. # 623-
GIRLS to sew. Apply
353 East St. Opposite G/
town Public Hospital.
PERSON needed to
wash and iron. West Bank.
225-7329 or 660-8129.
18-23 ECCLES
CONTRACT cars to work in
Taxi Service. Serious enquiries
only. Tel. 231-5680.
HIRE cars with Drivers to
work at a Taxi Service. Call
233-2321 and 609-9528.
ONE General Domestic
preferably from country
area, mid 30s 50 yrs. Call
ONE experienced Maid
between age of 35 and 40
yrs. Call between 2 and 4
pm. Tel. 227-8659.
ONE Live-in Maid from
country area 18 to 45 yrs.
Look after baby and light
chores. 626-8888/226-
CONTACT 223-1682.
experienced country lady'
needs a job as a general
domestic. Tel. 226-9410

for working persons in city
or suburban with moderate
rental. 226-9410.
to do hire car work. Call:
Jeffrey # 622-8350 or
LIVE-IN Domestic 25 -
35 yrs. old with weekend
off. Call Shiv on 225-
8270 during working
WANTED 3 Maids -
two to live-in and one to
work from 6 3. Tel. 226-
1 WELDER. Friendship
Shipway and Co. Ltd.,
Friendship East Bank
Demerara. Tel. 266-2217, 266-
LIVE-IN Maid who can
read and write. 24 Belvoir
Court, Bel Air, Georgetown.
Tel. 226-1757, 225-5641.









WANTED Maid to cook,
clean, wash and press. Contact
Abdool on tel. # 623-1904.
ONE live-in Maid from
country area. Apply 52
Evans and Russell Sts.,
Charlestown. Call 226-
ONE Hairdresser. Must
be experienced. Contact
Pauline's Hairdressing
Salon, Charlotte Street.
Tel. 644-3555.
(1 Dock workers,
Diesel Mechanic. Apply in
person to B.M Enterprise
Inc. GFL Wharf, Houston,
East Bank Demerara.
cooks, cleaners. Apply in
person Hack's Halaal
restaurant, 5 Commerce St.,
G/town, 9 11 am.
MOULDER, Plainer & Rip
Saw Operators. Contact
Richard or Chandra. Tel.
265-2241, 233-2614, 609-
CARPENTERS/Masons with
own tools. Apply Guyana Variety
Store, 68 Robb Street. Ask for
ONE Live-in Domestic to do
General house work. Apply
Guyana Variety Store, 68 Robb
Street. Ask for Cindy.
CONTRACT cars needed
urgently. Also drivers and
dispatchers. Contact Pacesetters
Taxi Service 223-7909, 621-
PERSON to work in Salon.
Must know to do manicures,
pedicures and facials. Contact
Xpressions Full Service Salon
Tel. 226-7268.
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, 619-7270.
WANTED Driver and
Porters at Survival, Lot 10
Vlissengen Rd., Newtown.
a pplS with a written
S Fsize .- I',phoo' ,- d'a 'P. prphr 't
size photog,caph

LABOURERS to work on
construction site. Apply
within House Hold Plus, 131
Re ent St., Bourda. Tel. 226-
3786. '
Apply in person to Thrifty
Shopping Centre, 129 Regent
St., between King & Wellington
Sts., Lacytown.
ONE Bartender male or
female. Starlite Restaurant &
Bar, 4 Craig & Middleton Sts.,
Campbellvile. 227-3674, 231-
.3088 '
SONE Day Shift handyman,
one Waitress, one able-bodied
Security. Tel. 226-6527, 623-
7242. Come in at 9 am at The
Tennessee Night Club.
1 AUTO body repairman,
with experience, 1 Workshop
Manager/Asst. Manager.
Contact 233-6262, 8 am 5
pm. ____
COMMERCIAL properties/
lands/business placesloffices,
bonds, and vehicles. Ready
buyers/tenants. TEL. 226-8148,
625-1624. -
ONE Live-n Maid between
the age 30 and 45 to work for a
single female. Attractive salary
offered. Tel. 226-0684, Mon. -
Fr. 8.30 am 4.30 pm.
Hairdresser. Must know to do
manicure, pedicure, facial
and hairstyles, etc. Also
chairs to rent. Please
contact. Tel. 223-5252 or
ONE Diesel Mechanic.
Must have experience on
Perkins Industrial Diesel
Engines. Apply to Manager, 16
Mudlot Kingston, Georgetown
or call 223-5273, 223-5274.
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in
GT. Apply wth 2 references
at Morqan's Furniture Store
167' Charlotte St.,
Lacytown, Mon. to Fri.
saleswomen who are
prepared to be trained to sell
Real Estate for $ million
after service, Real Service.
E m a i I :
TRUCK Drivers,
Labourers, 1 Fitter Machinist,
1 Stock, Accounts Clerk,
Watchmen. Apply in person
to Dalip Trading, 1 14
Broad St., Charlestown. Tel.
WANTED 2 Drivers/
Salesmen, Baker & Pastry
Maker, Cooks, Salespersons,
Washer, Cleaners, Live-in
Maid. Apply in person at Back
to Eden Restaurant, 85
David St., Subryanville.
1 WELDER, 1 Mechanic/
Trainee Mechanic, 1
Electrician, 1 male Cleaner.
Anyone with previous
experience. Apply with
qualifications 18 23
ccles Industrial Site, E B
SECURITY Guards with
good work record. Benefits
include night off and
attractive wages. Part-time
cleaner. Apply in person with
written application to: The
Manager Keishar's, 5 Camp
& Hadfield Sts., Georgetown.
1 ATTRACTIVE male or
female receptionist (with
experience only), ages 25-
45. 1 application, 1
recommendation, 1 Police
Clearance, 2 passport
pictures, at a Hotel, 227
South Rd. Lacytown, G/
town. 226-2852 (attractive
salary) ______
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SUWa CHBOMICLE-January 15, 2006 ..23


2-~U` = UI~C II=~~

Castillo and Corrales III delayed

DIEGO Corrales' defence of his WBC world lightweight crown
against Luis Castillo on February 4 is off after the champion
was hurt in training.
The fierce rivals met twice last year, with Corrales winning by
ktoockout in May but losing five months later.
"He tried to fight through it before seeing getting a doctor,
who prescribed no training for three weeks to allow it to heal,"
said promoter Gary Shaw.
"We are confident it can be rescheduled for later in the spring."
Corrales' win last May was an epic clash, as he was floored
twice in the 10th before winning in the same round.
Castillo gained his revenge in October with a fourth-round
knockout, but it was a non-title bout as Castillo failed to make
the weight. (BBC Sport).

Ilese rci onfid Mr. Winter on 333-3154/333-6628 or

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

1- GOING business CHURCH View Hotel,
place, 30u x 35ft. 1- Main and King Streets, NA.
secured beautifully tiled Tel: 333-2880. Gift Flower and
office 30ft x 25ft. 1-3 Souvenir Shop, Main &
bedroom house fully Vryheid Streets. # 333-3927
grilled in N/A.Call 333- o l

UPPER flat of two- WOODWORK Door
storeyed building for Store, panel doors,
business purpos located cupboard doors, windows
in Coburg Street (next to and mouldings. Pitt Street
& Republic Road, N/A.
Police Headuarters). Call Te1.333-25580 n
Telephone # 618-6634 fl Vy -6e 333-392

I GI bse sSAWMILL machinery & new

and Computer School, Lot cable skidder. Tel: 339-2547.
B. All Internet facilities, industrialgases. #58 Village
grilled in N/A.Call 333-

photocopyine Scanning Corentyne, Berbice. Phone
and Fax Services. Tel. # 338-2221 (David Subnauth).
330-2762/2830 or 625- One Ransom 3-Disc
n o o Plough, one pair MF 35-cage
in Coburg Stt wheel, one 35 MF back blade,
one steel rake Call Tel: 333-3460
.JUST arrived-
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ROSIGNOL Village 1 3- a(l rt & short boom). A.t
bedroom house and land with Sookram Auto Saales,
light, water and telephone. Dt cabe s Cid 2. Tel. 330-
Price $2.5M neg. Call 220- 3-ST R YE
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(1) 2-BEDROOM house t propeller: (1 dia. x 13 ft 6
at Whim, Corentyne price Ins. propeller shaft: 1 Perkins
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Bedford engine block with
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businessperson or lawyer.(1) head: all sizes of 3-phase
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for businessperson or lawyer. Call 31
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Guyana continue to dominate Leewards...

Dowlin hits unbeaten 123 in

Guyana's mammoth 547 for 8

By Vemen Walter in St Maarten
In association with
Bhola Travel and Insurance Agency,
Singh's Sporting Goods,
Dave's West Indian Imports,
The Caribbean Market (all of the USA) &
D. Arjune & Sons and
Peter Lewis Contracting

WATCHED by a large crowd, Krishna Arjune rattled up a
magnificent 157 while Travis Dowlin chalked up his third
regional first-class century as Guyana continued their
dominance over the Leeward Islands when play ended on
second day, yesterday, in their 2005/2006 Carib Beer Cricket
Series match, being played at the Caribe Lumber Ball Park
in St Maarten.
Leewards responding to Guyana's mammoth first innings total
of 547 for 8 declared were 41 for 1 with Shane Jeffers unbeaten on
23 and Renorko Morton on 10, still needing a further 356 runs to
avoid the follow-on and 507 away from first innings points.
Austin Richards (4) was the man back in the pavilion for the
home team, caught by wicket keeper Derwin Christian, top edging
a pull from fast bowler Esuan Crandon when the score was on 12.
As was on the first day, the Guyanese batsmen dominance
was again the scenario on a perfect batting track, aided by
some poor catching by the Leewards.
Opener Arjune, who had to abort his innings on 116 the
previous afternoon, after featuring in a 96 runs stand with skipper
Shivnarine Chanderpaul on the first day returned to make a splendid
156 (291 balls, 386 minutes, twenty fours and two sixes) while the
28 year- old Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) right- hander Dowlin
cracked a well compiled unbeaten (123) an innings that spanned
242 balls, 323 minutes and was decorated with seven fours, his
highest score at this level, surpassing his previous best of 116 not
out against West Indies B in 2001.
Arjune, benefiting from chances on 129 and 156 posted

FIFA warns ...
(From back page)

and through that FIFA as a body when he went to attend
the ground-breaking ceremony in Jamaica in November
of 2003. More than two .ears later, the only unofficial)
information available to FIFA and the Goal Bureau is based
on FIFA's own research and some media reports."
"Thlis pe 'If c:ndujtI cannot be tolerated and hall not be
Particularly smtu.e FIFA is no,. led to belihee that the FF1 does
noi nom pursue the construclnon .I a TechnOldJ Centre for the
benefit of bo\ girls, men and u nmen footballers of Jimaica
but thai instead a \ illa project for %which FIF.A funding appears,
io be required \ith urgency ha- been earmarked bt the JFF
\eC til\ e for acquisiuiJn."
The letter comes at a time when the Boxhill
administration faces a possible no-confidence motion at a
JFF congress scheduled for todai.

Sixes assault 'was


(From back page)
the ball turned so it ended up going straight."
Nobody has e;er hit sw si les in a Tesi match betlfre.
Vfndi a. eventual\ dismissed for 103 as Pakijsin declared
o'n 679-7. but India had little dctlficulr. in their reply. reaching

Afridi said: "Great performances from so many of my
team-males gave me the opportunity to pla nml o wn game
which is ihat I like.
"The wic.ker i '. er', uod For bantine
"Ma.he c.ur fast bo['. ler; will find some re.erie \ing but
India have a .er:, strong baing line-up and are go...J against
spinners, s.' let's ee "
India ciach Grecl Chappell .iud "The .nl. way we're going
i make _urc tile guame' .ale is 1i, bat for a long time so we
need some guys to get some big scores.
"With the bowling attack we took into the game we were
hoping to bat first. That was our best chance to win the game
on this wicket.
"I think we are going to see some pretty flat wickets
in this series so we're going to have to look at things."
(BBC Sport).

71 for the fifth wicket with Dowlin, who had three let offs when
on 5, 14, and 31. Dowlin and Esuan Crandon also teamed up
in an unbroken ninth wicket partnership of 86 before the
declaration was made forty minutes after tea.
Test off- spinner Omari Banks bowled beautifully, extracting
bounce and turn in troubling most of the visitors' batsmen in
capturing 4 for 189 from 49 overs but his figures could have been
far better, had if not three catches dropped of his bowling.
Resuming on their overnight 267 for three with skipper
Chanderpaul and Dowlin unbeaten on 52 and 1 respectively, the
Leewards bowled well in the morning session, but having put down
five catches, allowed Guyana to push on in the extended session
that started half hour earlier, so as to make up for time lost on the
opening day, adding 97 runs, and loosing the wickets of
Chanderpaul and Arjune in the process.
Chanderpaul offered Sylevester Joseph a simple catch at short

extra cover, being deceived by a
well flighted ball from Banks while
Arjune was run out in an
unfortunate manner on the stroke
of lunch, when he flicked a Banks
delivery into the legs of forward
short leg fielder Jeffers, that
diverted onto his stumps as he was
wondering out of his crease.
Lunch was immediately
taken with Guyana on 265 for 5.
Dowlin, in the mean time had
move to 40 and by that time had
faced 115 balls in 165 minutes
and had struck two fours.
Banks struck shortly after the
break, having new batsman Derwin
Christian (7) caught by Sanford,
trying to lift the probing Banks
over long- on with the score on 396
for 6.

Dowlin in the meantime, Krishna Arjune was finally
growing in confidence brought up run out for 157.
his fifty (125 balls, 184 minutes
and two fours) and together with all- rounder Neil Mc Garrell (26)
carried the score to 443 at which stage Mc Garrell was trapped
infront of his stumps by medium- pacer Wilden Cornwall operating
from the commentary box end for the first time in the match.
Mahendra Nagamootoo came out and spanked two meaty fours
in (9), before becoming Cornwall's second victim, caught at third
man by Carl Simon eighteen runs later.
At tea, Guyana were 484 for 8 with Dowlin in control on
97 and the left handed Crandon on 8, scoring 119 runs in the
post lunch session.
Dowlin soon reached his magnificent century when he
stared a Sanford full toss to backward point for four (215
balls, 280 minutes, seven fours) much to the delight of his
team mates and the large crowd present, most of which were
With declaration at the back of their minds, Dowlin and in
particular Crandon stepped up the tempo, hitting several cracking
shots, four of which from Crandon went far over the boundary ropes
before Chanderpaul finally decided that it was enough and time to
have a bowl.
Crandon was not out on a blistering 42 that came from just 28
deliveries, his best at this level.
Needing to bat eighteen overs before the close, the
Leewards could have also lost Jeffers but Ramnaresh Sarwan
failed to held on to a catch moving to his left at second slip.
Another interesting day's play is anticipated today the
third and penultimate day of the match

GUYANA First Innings (o/n 267-3)
S. Chattergoon run out 42
K. Arjune run out 157
N. Deonarine c Joseph
b Banks 1
R. Sarwan c Tonge b Banks 38
S. Chanderpaul c Joseph
b Banks 67
T. Dowlin not out 123
D. Christian c Sanford
bBanks 7
N. Mc Garrell Ibw Cornwall 26
M. Nagamootoo c Simon
b Cornwall 9
E. Crandon not out 42
Extras: (b-13, Ib-12, nb-8, w-2) 35
Total: (for 9 wkts dec.,
158 overs) 267
Did not bat- R. King
FOW: 1-91, 2-94, 3-161, 4-294, 5-365,

Bowling: Sanford 31-2-105-0 (nb-3,
w-1), Tonge 28-12-76-0 (nb-1),
Cornwall 18-3-63-2 (nb-4, w-1),
Simon 31-7-87-0, Banks 49-4-189-4,
S. Jeffers not out 23
A. Richards c Christian
b Crandon 4
R. Morton not out 10
Extras: (nb-4) 4
Total: (for 1 wkt, 18 overs) 41
FOW: 1-12
Bowling: King 6-2-15-0, Crandon 6-
1-13-1 (nb-1), Deonarine 2-1-8-0, Mc
Garrell 2-u-2-0, Nagamootoo 2-0-3-0

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 15, 2006


Arsenal hit seven, Liverpool

win, Man Utd lose

...Thierrv Henry registers hat-trick

By Mitch Phillips

LONDON, (Reuters) Arse-
nal thrashed Middlesbrough
7-0 to gain ground in the race
for Champions League foot-
ball places yesterday while
fourth-placed Tottenham
Hotspur were beaten 1-0 at
Liverpool and Manchester
United lost 3-1 at Manchester
At Highbury, Thierry
Henry scored a hat-trick and
there were also goals for
Philippe Senderos, Robert Pires,
Gilberto Silva and Alexander
Hleb. Liverpool's victory came
courtesy of Harry Kewell's first
goal'for more than a year.
Arsenal remain fifth, on 37
points from 21 games. Spurs are
fourth with 40 from 22,
Liverpool have 44 from 20 with
United on 45 from 22.
Chelsea, 13 points clear
at the top on 58, visit bottom
club Sunderland today.
Elsewhere yesterday,
Everton won 1-0 at Portsmouth,
West Ham United triumphed 2-
1 at Aston Villa, Charlton Ath-
letic beat Birmingham City 2-0
and Fulham defeated Newcastle
United 1-0. Blackburn Rovers
were held 0-0 at home by 10-
man Bolton Wanderers, who
had Japan midfielder Hidetoshi
Nakata sent off.
The day began with an
upset in the 145th
Manchester derby as United
completed a painful week.
Goals by Trevor Sinclair
and Darius Vassell in an
eight-minute spell late in the
first half put City in control.
United briefly made it 2-1
with a 76th-minute Ruud van

Nistelrooy goal but, down to 10
men after a 66th-minute red
card for Cristiano Ronaldo, they
were generally toothless in at-
tack and City ended the day in
style with a sweet strike by
substitute Robbie Fowler.
United's third league defeat
of the season followed their
goalless FA Cup draw with mi-
nor league Burton Albion last
Sunday and a 1-1 draw at
Blackburn Rovers in the first
leg of their League Cup semi-fi-
nal in midweek.
"We didn't play well
enough in the first half, we gave
the ball away too much and our
last-third play wasn't good
enough," manager Alex Ferguson
told United's in-house television
station MUTV.

As ever though, red frowns
equalled blue smiles.
"My team picked up one
point out of 12 over Christmas
and were a bit low on confi-
dence maybe but we deserved
it," City manager Stuart Pearce
told Sky Sports.
"We looked like the team
who were up for a derby match
and took our chances when they
United's defeat allowed
Liverpool to gain ground as they
edged Tottenham in a heavy-
weight encounter at Anfield.
The game was short on
chances and settled by a superb
volley from Australian
midfielder Kewell after an hour.
Tottenham, who had de-
fender Paul Stalteri sent off
three minutes from time, could
have lost by more but for a good
display by goalkeeper Paul

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caring wife PARBATIE
MALA of 41 B Grant
Scheme, Craig, East
Bank Demerara who
departed this life on
January 14,2002.
Four sad and lonely years have gone by
Since we saw you last my dear wife
It will take the rest of my life to forget the day I lost you
I miss you more than anyone knows
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3 We shared dreams and secrets together
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There is no replacement when tears of love are broken and
loved ones have to part
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May your soul rest in peace.
Sadly and deeply missed by your husband Ramnaresh
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M &. .,
ANOTHER quality finish from Thierry Henry puts Arsenal
three goals ahead after Phillippe Senderos heads home
for the second. (BBC Sport)

Arsenal totally outclassed
a Middlesbrough team being
sucked towards the relegation
zone as the Londoners
matched their 7-0 demolition
of Everton last May.
Playing classic, high-speed
football they were 4-0 up at
halftime and Henry's third, af-
ter 68 minutes, took him level
with 1930s winger Cliff Bastin
as the club's leading league
scorer with 150 goals.
"We struck hard and
early in the game and for the
young defence of
Middlesbrough that can be
disheartening," said Arsenal
manager Arsene Wenger.
Wenger also felt Henry's de-
cision last week to commit his
future to Highbury had contrib-

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) -
Serena and Venus Will-
iams assured potential op-
ponents yesterday they are
fully fit for the Australian
Open tennis starting to-
morrow after an injury-
plagued 2005.
Although Serena won the
Australian Open title and Venus
triumphed at Wimbledon, nei-
ther has played much since the
U.S. Open. Serena, in particu-
lar, has been the subject of
speculation about her fitness
heading into her first round
match tomorrow.
"I've had more time to pre-
pare this year because I just
took (time) off since October,"
she told reporters. "I've had
more time to prepare mentally
and much more physically.
"Honestly I've never
read any comments about
my fitness. 1 don't read the
Serena said il would be dan-
gerous for her opponents to tun-
derestimate her fitness levels.
"It would be like. 'oh. she's
not fit'. That's cool with me.
"That's fine because then
people will be 'okay. well, she
won't be able to run1. That's a
great losi ion to he in

uted to the performance.
"Uncertainty has been a
weight on the team and it gave
the team and him a lift to clear
the air," he said.
Injury-hit Middlesbrough,
without a league win since No-
vember, had Brazilian Doriva
sent off for a second booking 18
minutes from time.
"You can't come to places
like this with six teenagers on
the park, and with Thierry
Henry in the form he is in they
can rip any side apart," said
Boro manager Steve McClaren.
"This is a big lesson for
them. At the moment it hurts
but we are determined to
bounce back and once every-
body is back and fit we have
the quality to get out of the
situation we are in."

Venus, who suffered a knee
injury and illness last year, said
she had now recovered and was
100 percent fit.
"I am fully fit. If I wasn't
fully fit, I would still say I'm
fully fit. So I'm fully fit," she
said with a smile.
"I feel like I've done as
much as I could to get
ready for this event, so I'm
"I'm very excited. When
this time of year rolls around, I
always get pretty amped be-
cause I'm tired of being home,
pretty tired of practising, just
ready to get a match.
"It's about that time."
The 25-year-old added the
injury breaks had taught her
some valuable lessons about
what her body could do, indi-
cating that if she turned up for
an event she would be a danger-
ous opponent.
"I was able to learn to ac-
cept my limitations. So if I'm
unable to play, I shouldn't ex-
pect to play or try to play.
"I also learned that when
you're injured that you
should accept that you're in-
jured and not expect that
you'll be better the next day.
"There's going to be a set
amount of time. then you'll
be better then."


Arenas' 37 points

helps Wizards to

impressive win

NEW YORK, (Reuters) Gil-
bert Arenas scored 37 points
and added eight assists to
lead the Washington Wizards
to a 94-85 victory over the In-
diana Pacers in Indianapolis
on Friday.
Arenas shot 12-for-18 from
the field and 12-for-14 from the
free throw line to make amends
for a sub-par performance in a
111-87 loss at the hands of the
Pacers the last time the teams
met on the same court last De-
"We're not turning the ball
over now and we're playing
solid defense," Arenas told re-
porters after the game.
Caron Butler added 24
points and had eight rebounds
for the Wizards, who won their
second straight game.
The Pacers rallied to tie
the score at 80-80 before a
late 8-0 Washington run,
which featured six points
from Arenas, put the game
away for the visitors.
Jermaine O'Neal led the
Pacers with 20 points, while
Jeff Foster added 10 points and
hauled down 11 rebounds in the
Arenas' points tally was
the second highest allowed from
one player by the Pacers this
season. Kobe Bryant scored 45
points against Indiana on Mon-
Washington improved to
just 15-19 with the win, go-
ing 13-for-14 from the free
throw line in the final quar-
ter to help put away the Pac-
ers for good.
In Charlotte, T.J. Ford
scored the game-winning points

with a lay-up in the final sec-
onds as the Milwaukee Bucks
beat the Bobcats 103-102.
Michael Redd scored 26
points for the Bucks while
Gerald Wallace netted 21 in re-
ply for the Bobcats.
In New York, Jamal
Crawford scored 23 points as
the Knicks beat the Atlanta
Hawks 105-94.
Joe Johnson scored 19
points for the Hawks.
New York coach Larry
Brown became just the fourth
coach in the history of the NBA
to win 1,000 games in his career


with the victory.
In Minneapolis, Kevin
Garnett scored 31 points and
had 15 rebounds as the Min-
nesota Timberwolves beat the
Denver Nuggets 103-89.
In Norman, Oklahoma,
David West scored 19 points as
the New Orleans Hornets beat
the Sacramento Kings 90-76.
In Memphis, Mike Miller
scored 18 points and had 16 re-
bounds as the Grizzlies beat the
New Jersey Nets 81-69.
In Portland, Juan Dixon
scored 25 points as the Trail
Blazers beat the Orlando Magic
In Philadelphia, Kyle
Korver scored a crucial three-
pointer as the 76ers beat the
Boston Celtics 125-124 in triple
In Seattle, Dwyane Wade
scored 15 points and had 10
rebounds and 14 assists as
the Miami Heat beat the
SuperSonics 117-104.

South Asia to make
joint bid for 2011 CWC
LAHORE, (Reuters) The Pakistan, Indian, Sri Lankan
and Bangladesh cricket boards plan to make a joint bid
for the 2011 Cricket World Cup (CWC).
The presidents of the Indian and Pakistan cricket boards
told a news conference on Saturday the four countries would
submit a signed bid to the International Cricket Council (ICC)
in the next few days.
"We have discussed this matter jointly and we feel that given the
massive following for the game in South Asia it is apt we bid jointly
for the World Cup," Indian cricket chief Sharad Pawar said.
Pakistan and India hosted the 1987 World Cup and Sri Lanka
jointly hosted ;t with the pair in 1996.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shaharyar Khan said although
Australia was due to host the 2011 World Cup it had given an
understanding it would withdraw in favour of a joint South Asia
Pakistan and India have been demanding that the ICC should
award World 'up hosting rights to South Asia after every two
tournaments because the sport has a massive following and
commercial inmrket in the area.
The 20(' World Cup will take place in the West Indies.



Yousuf. Afridi and Akmal plunder centuries...

Pakistan declare on

massive 679 for seven

LAHORE, (Reuters) Shahid
Afridi and Kamran Akmal
plundered centuries yester-
day to enable Pakistan to de-
clare on a massive 679 for
seven on the second day of
the first Test against India.
When bad light stopped
play early, India were 65 for no
wicket in reply with Virender
Sehwag unbeaten on 36.
Afridi and Akmal savaged
the Indian bowlers before a
crowd of 12,000 after Pakistan
resumed on 485 for five after
lunch, scoring 170 runs in 129
balls for the sixth wicket.
A total of 194 runs were
scored in just 22.3 overs in the
session as Afridi raced to his
fourth Test hundred from 78
balls and wicketkeeper Akmal
reached his third from 81 balls.
Their hundreds came af-
ter Younis Khan (199) and
Mohammad Yousuf (173) put
on 319 runs for the third
wicket from 392 balls and the
pair required just 9.3 overs to
propel Pakistan from 500 to
Afridi was in a menacing
mood, racing to his second 50
in just 23 balls which included
four consecutive sixes off the
unfortunate off-spinner
Harbhajan Singh.
He was finally dismissed
caught at long on by Harbhajan
off Ajit Agarkar for 103 from 80
balls with seven fours and seven
Akmal remained undefeated
on 102 after an 81-ball innings
that was laced with 11 fours and
two sixes.

Younis fell one run short of
his double hundred just before
lunch when he played Anil

Kumble to mid-on and set off
for a single but was sent back
by Afridi and beaten by
Harbhajan's throw.
He became only the seventh
batsman and second Pakistani in
test history to be dismissed for
Younis was the third
wicket to fall in the session
after Kumble provided some
respite to his team by picking
up the wickets of Yousuf and
captain Inzamam-ul-Haq (1)
in the space of one run.
Openers Sehwag and Dravid
saw off some fast deliveries
from Shoaib Akhtar in the 13
overs they faced before umpires
called off play due to bad light
19 overs short.
Sehwag was his usual ag-
gressive self hitting seven fours
in his 35-ball innings while
Dravid was more circumspect
striking three fours in his 44

India coach Greg Chappell
said the pitch was similar to the
one he played on in Faisalabad
in 1980, described later by Aus-
tralia fast bowler Dennis Lillee
as a graveyard. Chappell scored
235 while Lillee finished with
none for 91.
""But I think two days of
cricket is not conclusive enough
to say what will happen in the
next few days. What I know is
that we are under pressure and
need to bat well for the next few
days to save this Test," he said.
"It's a good flat batting
wicket with not a blade of grass
seen on it and I don't think the
wicket would change much, but
we have to wait and see because
there are still 270 overs remain-
ing in the match."
Chappell said Afridi's in-
nings was one of the best he
had ever witnessed.
"It's one of the best hit-
tfnn I'es cOan o'vo sn annA

MOHAMMAD Yousuf celebrates his hundred against India
in Lahore, yesterday. (Yahoo Sport).

People interested in football not galas- Blatter

MOSCOW, (Reuters) FIFA
president Sepp Blatter says
one of the reasons for cancel-
ling the World Cup opening
gala in Berlin was lack of
public interest in the event.
"To be honest, response
from the public was very weak
and we have realized football

people want to watch football,
not galas," Blatter told Reuters
at the opening of the CIS Cup
in Moscow yesterday.
Soccer's ruling body FIFA
scrapped the June 7 gala on Fri-
day, saying it could damage the
Olympic Stadium's playing sur-
face with the first match at the

ground between world champi-
ons Brazil and Croatia due to be
played six days later.
"We could not have 12,000
people on the pitch for the gala
and then use the same turf for
the match on June 12." Blatter
said yesterday.
"The problem was that not
a single provider would give us
guarantees for the proper turf re-
placement. Nobody would give
us these guarantees."
The cancellation was an-
other cnbarrassinb secback lor
1 IFA and World CuLip org anliers
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hitting knocks from Ian
Botham, Clive Lloyd and of
course Adam Gilchrist, but
Afridi's hitting innings is up
in the top group. No ground
is big enough to keep him
quiet. Our bowlers tried their
best," he said.

PAKISTAN 1st innings (Overnight:
S. Malik c H. Singh b Pathan 59
S. Butt run out 6
Y. Khan run out 199
M. Yousuf st Dhoni b Kumble 173
Inzamam-ul-Haq Ibw b Kumble 1
S. Afridi c H. Singh b Agarkar 103
K. Akmal not out 102
Naved-ul-Hasan c Ganguly
b Agarkar 9
M. Sami not out 1
Extras (b-4 lb-12 nb-8 w-2) 26
Total (for 7 wickets declared,
143.3 overs) 679
Fall of wickets: 1-12 2-136 3-455 4-
456 5-477 6-6477-668
Did not bat: S. Akhtar, D. Kaneria
Bowling: I. Pathan 32 4 -133-1 (nb-
2); A. Agarkar 24 3 122 2 (w-2);

S. Ganguly 6 1 -14 0 (nb-3); H.
Singh 34 5 -176 0; A. Kumble 39.3
- 2 -178 2 (nb-3); V. Sehwag 6 0 -
S. Tendulkar 2-0-16-0.
INDIA 1st innings
V. Sehwag not out 36
R. Dravid not out 22
Extras (lb-5 nb-1 w-1) 7
Total (for no loss, 13 overs) 65
Fall of wickets:
To bat: V. Laxman, S. Tendulkar, S.
Ganguly, Y. Singh, M. Dhoni, I.
Pathan, H. Singh, A. Agarkar, A.
Bowling: S. Akhtar 5 2 -14 0 (w-
1); Naved-ul-Hasan 4 0 23- 0; S.
Afridi 2 0 -12 0 (nb-1); M. Sami 2-


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Minister holds fruitful discussions

with associations/ federations

By Faizool Deo

A no-nonsense Minister of
Culture, Youth and Sport,
Anthony Xavier, yesterday
held a fruitful discussion
with members of national
sporting associations and
federations at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall,
where it was agreed that
regular consultations will
take place in order to move
sports forward in the
Over 50 persons attended
the meeting and all left the
building feeling that their sport
will move ahead, not only
because their problems were
heard but because the Minister
made a promise of reaching all
the sporting bodies within the
next few months.
Minister Xavier also said
that a new National Sports
Commission (NSC) will soon
be established and when that
happens, he would ensure that
all that has to be done will be
"A new Sports
Commission will be established
by next week and what ever
the acts says to do, I will do
it," the Minister declared.
He stressed the
importance of associations and

federations putting their houses
in order, (that of holding
elections, keeping proper
financial records and good club
structure) before they can be
recognized by the NSC.
Almost every single person
who addressed the gathering,
including some of the notable
names in sports, discussed the
hindering issues.
Three of the most
pronounced, were that of:
financial constraints, the
importance of structure at all
levels, and the availability of
President of the Guyana
Football Federation (GFF)
Colin Klass related with
dismay his body's long plight
to get a piece of land to build
a football stadium, and the
position of under-mining the
authority of his federation.
He stressed the importance of
a systematic approach and
applauded the meeting,
calling for a real partnership
to be established within the
Ministry and the sporting
The Guyana Amateur
Swimming Association even
though thanking the NSC and
the Guyana Olympic
Association for assistance,
stressed the need for a 50 metres

Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) President Laurie Lewis speaks to the Minister while some of Guyana's
other sports association and federation members look on. (Delano Williams photo)

swimming pool, while the
Georgetown Amateur
Basketball Association (GABA)
spoke out against their
federation which according to
them has held the game hostage
for a long time, due to their
level of ineptitude.
Another out spoken



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individual whose words were
piercing was head of the
Guyana Rugby Football
Union (GRFU) Kit
Nascimento who said that he
was particularly concerned
about the methods of
dispersal of the NSC funds.
He also indicated that the
NSC should receive
documentation stating how all
of the money was put into use,
once given to a particular
sporting body.
Nascimento stressed that
it is generally accepted
internationally that some
portion of the country's
lottery funds goes to sports
and enquired whether that
will happening in Guyana. He
also called for a structural
approach to the game in the

LAHORE, (Reuters) India
leg- spinner Anil Kumble
acknowledged Shahid Afridi's
mastery yesterday by asking
him where he should bowl
during the Pakistan all
rounder's savage 103 from 80
balls on the second day of the
first Test.
"At one stage, when I was
going hard at them, Kumble
asked me where should he bowl
to me he was so frustrated,"
Afridi told reporters.
Kumble who has now taken
487 wickets in 101 Tests
conceded 178 runs in 38 overs
while fellow spinner Harbhajan
Singh went for 176 in 34.
Afridi and wicketkeeper
Kamran Akmal went on a run
spree, adding 170 in just 129
balls for the sixth wicket as
Pakistan amassed 679 for
seven declared.
Akmal scoring his third Test
)I utnd tsj'lfi 8 l lSlf'-e i

schools. He gave his
federation's secret of success
- that of developing the
game at the school level.
"We [all sports] will never
produce a really successful
national team, unless we
develop [sports] in schools,"
the GRFU head proclaimed.
The idea of targeting
schools was well met by the
Minister who indicated that he
had already held a meeting with
the Minister of Education and
intends to hold a lot more so
that a mutual understanding can
be established within the two
Ministries to move sports in
schools forward.
The notion of developing
sports in schools, was so high
on the Minister's agenda, that he
announced that it was the main

fastest by a wicketkeeper in
Test history, to better Adam
Gilchrist's 84 balls hundred
against India in Mumbai two
years ago.
The two Pakistani
youngsters, however, did not
rate their innings as anything
Akmal said his match-
saving 109 runs against India

i ~ -n.. flibn~ia

vision of his long term plan.
"I would like to see sports
go back into the schools, in the
past many athletes were the
products of the colleges," the
minister told the media after the
He noted that the
possibility also exist to build
mini-facilities to facilitate some
of the indoor sports, while it
was already on the agenda to
refurbish the Parade ground,
which includes the Burnham
basketball court and the
volleyball facility.
"I want to see youth
empowerment, and as I said
recently to a journalist, that
instead of picking up a gun or
a knife, I want to see young
people pick up a ball," the
Minister stated.

at Mohali last year had been
more valuable.
"Today I came into bat
when we were already in a
strong position and it was not
difficult to bat on this pitch,"
he said.
Afridi, who hit off-
spinner Harbhajan for four
consecutive sixes in one over
during his onslaught, said he
had aimed to set a record
with six sixes.
"The ball had become wet
going into the gutter after the
fourth hit. I went to hit to mid-
on but the ball didn't turn and
the shot went to mid-wicket."
Afridi stated.
Both felt leg spinner Danish
Kaneria held the key to
Pakistan winning the TesL
"He has not bowled as
yet. The pitch is still good for
batting. We will have to work
very hard to get them, out
r.rtwi'ce," Afridi saifrd4. B I
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Smith hits 94

in Barbados'

strong reply

By Adriel Richard

ICMC I Consistent batting
right down the order helped
Barbados to a 290-run. first
innings lead in their Carib
Beer Series match against
Tamaica 3esterda) at th'e
rhree Ws Oval.
Dwayne Smith top-scored
rilih 94, opening batsman Dale
Richards and captain Ryan
Hinds scored 78, and Alcindo
Holder supported with an un-
beaten 64 to lead the Barbadi-
ans to 419, replying to
Jamaica's first innings total of
Jerome Taylor was the pick
of the Jamaican bowlers ith
five wickets for 85 runs from 2 3
overs, and Tamar Lambert
snared two for 29 from 6.2 o\ ers
of uncomplicated off-spin
In the three overs before
stump-s ere draw n on the sec-
ond da\. Jamaica reached II with-
out loss in their second innings
SSmith however, pro% ided
the most pyrotechnics in a
thrilling knock that contained
half-dozen fours and sixes from
63 balls in-1/2 hours He added
98 for the fourth ticket iith
Hinds and offered the Jamaicans
no les- than fi\e chances to
claim his \ icket.
Early in his innings. Smith
was dropped by \wickerkeeper
Carlron Baugh. Jr.. off Marlon
Samuels. before U\ ing a charmed
life after completing his 5i0 with
a dnrie to wide long-off for two.
Gareth Breese dropped
Smith on 58 at deep nud w% ticket
off Jerome Taylor, Nikita Miller
on the deep mid wicket bound-
ary completely misjudged the
flight of a ball that he pulled off
Samuels, the same bo\w ler wsho
suffered when slip fielder
Breoron Parchment missed
Smith on 80. and the same score
on which Baugh running to
square leg dropped Smith off
Srmth played an array of his
typically robust strokes, par-
ticularly through the leg-side,
where he is strongest, and where
he clobbered four si'es early in
his innings off Miller and Tay-
There was a great moan
from the crowd that swelled
during Smith's rampage when he
drove at a full length ball from
Tailor and was bowled in the
middle of the afternoon period.
Richards and Hinds how-

JAMAICA 1st Innings 129
BARBADOS 1st Innings
(overnight 102 for two)
D. Richards c Parchment b Miller78
W. Blackman lbw b Taylor 2
+P. Browne c Lambert b Breese 19
*R.Hinds bTaylor 78
D. Smith bTaylor 94
F.Referlbwb Taylor 11
A. Holder notout 64
I. Bradshaw lbw b Taylor 0
R. Nurse c Marshall
b Richardson 25
R. Austin Ibw b Lambert 31
F. Edwards st Baugh b Lambert 4
Extras (Ibl3), '' '13
TOTAL (all out) 419

ever, had set the Barbadians up,
after the home team continued
from their bedtime position of
102 for two. The two batsmen
added 106 for the third wicket.
Miller made the break-
through, when Richards, who
struck seven fours from 174
balls in just over 3-1/2 hours,
\%as caught at long-on off Miller
to lea\e the Barbadians on 157
for three.
Smith joined Hinds at the
wicket and marauded the Ja-
maica bowling to catapult Bar-
bados 218 for three at the lunch
On the back of some pur-
poseful bowling from Taylor,


the period between lunch and
tea was a purple patch for the
\isiiors. as they restricted the
SBarbadians to 312 for seven.
Taylor made the break-
through after lunch, when Hinds
was bowled, after striking eight
fours front 187 balls in 3-I/-I
hours to leave Barbados on 255
for four.
Taylor nemt gained an Ibw
\erdicl to send Floyd Reifer
packing for I1, before he
claimed Smith and then lan
Bradshaw Ib for a duck in
quick succession as Barbados
slid to 288 for seven
After tea. Andre%\
Richardson set Barbados back
when RNan Nurse was caught at
rmd-on for 25. but a stand of 89
between Holder and Ryan Aus-
rtn for the ninth wicket deflated
the Jamaicans.
Austin spent close to 1-1/2
hours at the crease for 31 before
he was adjudged Ibw to Lam-
bert, the same bowler that
claimed Fidel Edwards stumped
for four to bring the innings to
a close.
Both Barbados and Ja-
maica are tied on 12 points,
and both will be looking for
victory to cement themselves
in second position in the
Championship behind front-
runners Trinidad & Tobago..

Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-51, 3-157, 4-
Bowling: Taylor 23-4-85-5;
Richardson 17-3-52-1; *Hinds 2-0-4-
0; Breese 31-5-79-1; Miller 23-4-87-1;
Samuels 20-5-70-0; Lambert 6.2-0-
JAMAICA 2nd Innings
X. Marshall not out 4
B. Parchment not out 6
Extras (lb) 1
TOTAL (without loss) 11
Bowling: Edwards 2-1-3-0;
Bradshaw 1-0-7-0.
Position: Jamaica trail by 279 runs
with alli s; iod jWning-wickets

WICB consults Guyanese community

in charting course for W.I. cricket

AS part of a wide ranging
consultation process a high
level three- man West Indies
Cricket Board (W1CB) team
sought the input of the
Guyanese society yesterday
at the Georgetown Cricket
Club (GCC) pavilion.
The team comprised Chief
Executive Officer Roger
Brathwaite, senior team man-
ager Tony Howard and head
coach Bennett King.
During the four hour session
the WICB party made various
presentations on the state of
the game and sought the contri-
bution and guidance of those
present in adding to the proposal
designed towards charting the
course for the immediate, me-
dium and long term future of the
West Indies cricket.
After presentations from
Braithwaite, Howard and King
the group had an opportunity
to question the officials on vari-
ous aspects of the proposals
while offering their own com-
ments and criticisms with par-
ticular emphasis on finances.
Afterwards the larger group
dispersed in three smaller groups
and discussed specific issues.
The group included representa-
tives of the Essequibo, Demerara
and Berbice cricket boards, civil
society, the media, politics and
the business community.

Witter in

line to face


JUNIOR Witter is on course
to fight WBC light welter-
weight title-holder Floyd
Mayweather after being
made the mandatory chal-
lenger for the belt.
The European and Com-
monwealth champion had been
due to fight an eliminator, but
would-be foe Gianluca Branco
chose to take on Miguel Cotto
"I'm really happy to finally
have the mandatory position,"
said Witter, who vacated the
British title on Thursday.
"Fighting for the WBC title
means the world. It's the belt
everyone wants."
SEven Witter is unsure that
he will actually get to take on
Mayweather, who is widely re-
garded as the best pound-for-
pound boxer around.
The American has been
linked with Britain's IBF cham-
pion Ricky Hatton and is also
toying with the idea of moving
up to welterweight.
"I've given up predicting
what fighters are going to do, but
I hope Mayweather sticks
around," said Witter.
"Even though he is the
toughest fight out there I want
him and genuinely believe I can
beat him.
"I think he is a brilliant
fighter, but his chin still hasn't
been tested by a proper
puncher at the weight like me. I
have been a light welterweight
since I was 16."
If Mayweather opts to va-
cate the belt, Witter would
meet a challenger.for the, va-
cant WBC crown.


Senior West Indies team manager Tony Howard is seen in this Delano Williams photo
making a point at yesterday's session.

There were numerous, vig-
orous and useful contributions
especially from newly ap-
pointed Kenya Head Coach and
former West Indies player and
Head Coach, Roger Harper,
president of the Guyana Manu-
facturers Association Mr.
Norman McLean and distin-
guished academic Mr. Rupert
The WICB officials pre-

sented a detailed proposal, en-
compassing all aspects of the
game, from player development
to WICB management. The in-
vited group was asked for their
thoughts, comments, criticisms,
guidance and direction which
they provided freely and frankly.
Mr. Brathwaite said that
there were several programmes
and plans which were currently
being negotiated or finalised

which will be announced shortly
and the final proposal will be
made accessible once the input
of all the rpspective regional
boards have been incorporated,
The consultation process
commenced in August of 2005
and Guyana was the
penultimate stop with the of-
ficials moving on ito minidart
& Tobago for a similar et-
gagement today.

c .I.. '
V -acancies j_

.A.plicalfons are.inJiited from uitaibl
|quIAified persons to fill the following vacanci

Rose Hall Branch: "

Candidates with accounting or auditing background
and Level II ACCA and two years experience-
in a supervisory position.
Level III CAT and three years experience in a
supervisory position.

* The B.Sc degree in Accounting and at least five
experience, three years of which must be in a
supervisory position.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience.
Houston Complex:



2. Three (3) "CLERKS OF WORKS"
Must have minimum five years experience and own transportation.
Salary $140,000.00 per month
3. Two (2) 'EXPEDITERS"
Must have their own motor cycles, age 30-40. Salary $45,000.00
per month.
Salary will be commensurate with qualification
and experience.
Land of Canaan Complex: .
Must have minimum H.T.D and five years experience.I
Salary $60.,00.00 per months. .
SPlease send or bring applications together with two ;
recent passport size photographs and two recent
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FIFA warns Jamaica over Goal Project

KINGSI ON. lamaica. (ClMC, Football's world governing
bod) FIFA has issued a stern warning to the J:amaicaj Foothall
Federation iJ.IT over their proposed Goal Project and has
threatened tol withdraw their funding from the venture.
In a letter carried by the JamL ica Obherv.'er. FIFA lated 'ii
dipple.iure niih the development project. outliningn concern' oi:er
the c,.n-trutllon ol the propois.d faclitl and the actual
developnlent plan, tor the Njuional Fo.otbal l AcaJdem and
Tr.uning Centre
The Goal Project is a IS$4.11. 000 FIF- grint to help
counties consLruct development facilllies..
FIFA informed the CrentIon Bo\hill-led IFF that "because
ine\plicabl\ FIFA are still not in possession ot an\ proper

doculmntit: n ;iin ir. hai .oeter despite \' rilten % arnin.2 \t demand
to receive dc\ i:ed :L.eatilJ rele\a.nt and complete intlrnation within n
hfi\ .vr kvin j.I,: i oif receipt of luns letter or the FIFA-tunded
Jamaica Goal Pr -ct i 'ill be cancelled
"To this day, FlFA haie not been formally advised and are not
in possession of relevant and pertinent information about the
alternate site, ilher than through stateenies that \%ere made in
the regional prt--. b, lr Harold Iaylor." the letter said.
Thi- .Ituatonii, has beconic perfectly unacceptable and FTFA
will not be 'tandin_ idlW by an:, further
"It is bad enough that the FIFA president was misled -
(Please turn to page 23).

Shahid Afridi and Kamran Akmal both then go on to make
centuries, with Afridi blasting 27 off a Harbhajan Singh
over. (BBC Sport).

Sixes assault 'was

PAKISTAN batsman Shahid Afridi revealed he made a
conscious attempt to hit six sixes in a single over yesterday.
Afridi went 6. 6. 6, 6. 2. 1 against Harbhajan Singh on day'
two of the first Test against India, as Pakistan racked up the
runs on a placid Lahore wicket.
He said. "Before the over began I told my partner
Kamran Akmai 1' am going for six sixes' so he had said
'good luck'.
"I tried to hit the fifth one over the mid-on area but
(Please turn to page 23)

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Dowlin hits

unbeaten 123 in

Guyana's mammoth

547 for 8

Carew: T&T can dominate
regional cricket
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) Joey Carew,,convenor
of the West Indies selectors, says Trinidad & Tobago has
the potential to dominate regional cricket.
Speaking against the backdrop of T&T's 282-run victory
over Jamaica, Carew said the team had the necessary talent to
shine in the region.
"T&T performed with excellence, while the Jamaicans
were disappointing. Of course, Test wicketkeeper Denesh
Ramdin, skipper Daren Ganga stood out in the batting
department, while left-arm spinner Dave Mohammed was
outstanding among the bowlers," Carew told the Trinidad
"I think the T&T team is so talented, I see them dominating
regional cricket for quite a while."
The win for T&T was the firstof the regional competition
after a series of draws highlighted the competition prior to the
break for Christmas.
The Daren Ganga-led side will clash with Guyana in
their next game of the Carib Beer Series at Guaracara
Park next Friday.

Travis Dowlin collects off-side runs in his impressive
unbeaten 123 at the Caribe Lumber Ball Park ground
yesterday.. (Photo-courtesy of Robin Pieters.)


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By sherry Bollers-Dixon

Women and their shoes: Why we love shoes so much'.
OMEWHERE in history, it was noted that imans best friend i-, hi- dog.
Well, hurrah to that!!- We couldn't have asked for a butler coupling!!
We meaning women, however, have chosen a more might I add -
congenial match, to better suit our temperament.!
Simply put, a woman's greatest ally is a set of ass-kicking .iim:,i .., .i ii.. in;i ..'.iiipl ii I h-
ing, envy-inducing, feet-hugging, toe-loving pair of shoes phe'
To coin a popular phrase: "We love them, like a fat kid love c.k.c
It appears the female fascination with shoes could almost bi de.. I [._j .. a un .c r...I [-i. Il-'.i.! I.i'
It transcends culture, race, age and even to some extent time' [ io 'ul . .-.i .r: ', i.'ini 1.ii
discovered shoes, she naturally wondered what other colours the: cijmne in '
t~ i' i c l ril. t13 1 i- 1:" .I-

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/ l.lm hi.ln .in W. 11, .. h I, 1 1..l ,lh. -

In phltiC' ulr, ml. i he.. s' But I
uppo~e e'.er,, '. h. li .1 dilcr-'nit' I
; LF and -et. bet-
_ked .iriund i,, ir:, j ind ,i?[ i
--r underiranding ,-,I
t h I
craze. And looked into why many women would risk nllnJd
body and soul, to acquire their perfect 'sole' mate? (Sorry .iiiJn I
resist)Here's what I came up with.
Self confessed shoe lover number one is 24-year-old Gina All. 1 hi
lives in Dubai and works in public relations. She admitted to blI.N mng
almost her entire wage packet on a pair of shoes she immediately fell in
love with.
"I once spent a third of my salary on a pair of shoes that 1 madl)
adored. I was left practically penniless for that month and couldn't show them off because I couldn't
afford to go out and party, let alone by an outfit to wear them with".
For women who are passionate about shoes, this is by far the least shocking of tales.
One thing most of these women-can identify with is the kind of heady sensation and also hypnotic
hold that comes over them when faced with a pair of 'must have' shoes. It's not even how much one
would spend to obtain them, but also, what some women will physically endure in order to wear
them, as shoe lover number two, 24-year-old trainee clinical psychologist Anethea Simons recalls:
"I bought a pair of beautifulfexy pink stilettos, in a size 4, which I wore to my boyfriend's mate
dinner party. I stood up to go to:.the bathroom and noticed that my shoes were a bit loose. Embarrass-
ing for me, while walking away from the table they slid off my feet! As soon as I got into the ladies I
decided to stuff the front end with some tissue, which seemed to do the trick. But it wasn't to last. On
the dance floor I slipped out of both of my shoes and there I was standing with tissues hanging on
either side of my feet! If there ever' was an 'unsexy', 'unelegant' moment, that was it."
On hearing these accounts, I want to laugh out loud at the sheer folly of it all. But I only have to
think back to the times I've hobbled out of a club in the early hours, with coat over one arm, handbag
in one hand and my pair of shoes in tpeother. Now that the flossing was over, NO WAY was I going
to endure a minute longer of such unspeakable agony. And do I have any qualms about walking on bare
foot? Well, no! With all sensation gone from my feet, it is safe to say they, are no longer part of my
body, so they can act at will! The things we do eh!
General manager of 'Schuh' in Oxford Street, London, Mick Wilson, says there has definitely been
a significant rise in sales in women shoes, which he attributes to the awareness of fashion in recent
"In the last four years, there has been an increase in sales in women's footwear. It's not only in

high street fashion but right across the range. I believe this is due to a mixture of branding and the
popularity of fashion."
Contrary to popular belief, not all women are obsessively preoccupied by what they put on their
feet. Twenty-five year old Patsy Graves, who works in radio, think it is a bit of a 'monkey see',
'monkey do' situation.
"Women have such crazy mob mentality. I don't think the shoe fetish is a big as people say.
Though, I do appreciate shoes and bags more than I did before, you won't see me crying on a dressing
room floor because they don't fit!"
Going back to the female fascination with their feet, I wonder if, like myself, many women have
been, somewhat, guided into carrying out this so called grand love affair with shoes. Minus my hap-
pening on a pair of furry pink Provocateur sandals that a workmate was sporting, most of the brand
names women now seek, have been dropped or hinted at in various avenues of popular culture. For
example, the highly fashionable brand names such as; Jimmy Choo's and Manolo Blahnik pronounced
(Mah-na-low, Blah-nick) as been featured in many television shows, songs and music videos.
And whether we care to admit it or not, the brown pound is speedily carving out a bigger slice of
the pie in the shoe market and adding to the recent rise in profits. I guess, as long as we're still earning,
the industry will keep churning, and what a long list'for us to choose from. To name a few, we have;
sandals, open toe mule, strappy/ spaghetti, stilettos, toe post, sling back, wedge, ankle strap, formal
courts, casual courts, loafer, slip on, casual pumps, formal flats, boots. The list is endless.
Luckily, for the shoe lovers amongst us, there is an awful lot of love out there. And so, it
appears the female so-called 'Obsession' with shoes will be going on for some time to come.


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S Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat in
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Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fatness. It is
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Obese children are likely to suffer from sleep apnea, a breathing
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determine the cause.
Some experts describe children at or above the 95th percentile.
as overweight, while other experts describe these children as obese.
Similarly, children between the 85th percentiles may be described
as 'at risk for overweight', or 'at risk for obesity'.
Obesity is associated with decreased learning and memory func-
tions in children. Obese children suffering from asthma tend to have
worse symptoms than their non-obese counterparts. In addition,
overweight or obese children can develop high blood pressure, and
high cholesterol in adults which can increase the risk of heart dis-
ease. Overweight and obese children may also develop Type 2 dia-
betes, a disease once thought to only occur in adults. Type 2 diabe-
tes can cause heart and kidney disease, blindness and loss of limbs.
Children at a healthy weight are free of these weight-related dis-
eases and less at risk of developing these diseases in adulthood.
The most immediate consequence of being overweight as per-

ceived by children is social discrimination (being picked on and teased
by other children, being seen as lazy) and low self-esteem. In stud-
ies, obese and overweight children tend to rate their quality of life
as very low. In one study, obese children rated their quality of life
as low as that of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Obese or
overweight children were more likely to smoke and drink alcohol.
One study showed that maternal smoking during pregnancy lead
to an increased risk (odds ratio) of 1.43 times that the child would
be overweight and 2. 06 times that the child would be obese. Ge-
netics may play apart in childhood obesity as it has been found
that children of overweight and obese parents are more likely to be
overweight and obese.. .
Still, some scientists argue that this is not due to genetics, but
due to the parents and the child having the same environment; basi-
cally the parents feed:their children the same fattening foods that
they eat and expose them to the same inactive lifestyle. In addi-
tion, infants born to overweight mothers have been found to be less
active and to gain more weight by age three months when com-
Spared with infants of normal weight mothers, suggesting a possible
inborn drive to conserve energy.

Some environment
obesity include:
Increase in use
more likely to be drive]
than walking. This may
having access to motor
are structured in that ch
or security reasons.
Fall in-opportuni
dren today have fewer
sporting activities. Mar
demics, have cut out o
In some places, after-sc
has to participate in ext
Increased sedents
today play less. But rn

at factors shown to contribute to childhood

of motorised transport. Children today are
n to schools and other meeting places rather
y be due to an increasing number of persons
vehicles, the way in which our communities
ildren will go to school far away from home,

ties for recreational physical activity. Chil-
opportunities to be involved in recreational
>y schools due to increased emphasis on aca-
or drastically reduced sporting programmes.
hool lessons limit the amount of time a child
ra-curricular school sporting activities.
ry recreation. Some would say that children
really, the type of play involves less active
games usually restricted to indoor
activities like board games and com-
puter games. This move to the in-
doors for children's play may be
due to security concerns and a lack
1i; of space. With more and more chil-
?5;b dren moving to crowded cities,
many children do not have a yard
in which to play.
Multiple TV channels around
the clock. There was a time when
shows suitable for children were
;5* shown on Saturday mornings. With
the availability of cable, children
can sit and watch cartoons all day,
every day. One study in the US
showed that children watched, on
average, five hours of television a

Greater quantities and vari-
ety of energy-dense foods avail-
able. There are a multitude of dif-
ferent candies and sweets, choco-
lates, cookies, cakes, sodas/soft
drinks available today that provide
a high level of calories in relation
to the overall nutrient needs of the
Rising levels of promotion
and marketing of energy-dense
foods. A lot of these energy
dense foods are marketed

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Sunday Chronicle January 15, 2006

U nlawful

I need someone to give me an honest answer,
so when I saw your column in the paper, I
thought maybe I can unload what I have on my
mind. I live in a small community and work for my
father. Several weeks ago I was looking for change
to purchase water for the crew, and I know my dad
keeps loose change in his desk. As I was looking,
I saw a notebook.
I know it was none of my business, but what I discovered was
a listing of dates and money paid, with some initials and remarks
written beside the money amounts. As I was going downtown
tried to figure out what it all meant. Then it came to me. He was
having an affair. I couldn't believe it, so when I returned to work I
photocopied the book and took it home to try to figure it out.
Ever since I've had a sick feeling, can't sleep, and can't even
look at him anymore. My parents have been married for 39 years,
and from what I figure, he's been paying for sex for seven of those
years. My mother would never discover this because she doesn't
drive and him being late has been a way of life for as long as I can
She is a stay-at-home wife who waits for him, cleans for him,
and always has a hot meal waiting for him no matter what. She has
sacrificed her life for him, and for what? A cheating husband?
Do I say anything to .my Dad? I would never say anything to
my mother because I know it would devastate her. My point is I
Shave.information that could change my family forever, and a time
bomb waiting to happen when and if his mistress decides to spill
the beans.
Vesta, when someone is being hurt by a cheater, we typically
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I three reasons. You may be misinterpreting the notations in the note-
s book; you won't tell your mother under any circumstances; and
S after seven years this time bomb is likely to be a dud.
Sometimes the law embodies a wisdom which can be applied
to daily life, and that is the case here. You invaded your father's
privacy when you searched his desk. One legal principle which ap-
plies to searches is called the elephant in the matchbox. It means if
t the police are looking for an elephant, they can't look for it in your
matchbox. You had no reason to look for coins in your father's note-
book and no right to photocopy what you found.
Another principle of law one which applies to evidence is
s called the fruit of a poisonous tree. That principle says evidence
gained through an illegal search can't be used in court. Since the
tree is poisoned, all its fruit is tainted.
[ What you did is akin to sneaking a look at a diary, peeping into
a bathroom stall, or using a pinhole camera to photograph a woman
on a tanning bed. It wasn't an honourable act. Although we may
find spies useful, we seldom find them honourable.
Perhaps the best thing you can do is examine your own moti-
vation. You mention your long-suffering mother, but we suspect
there may also be a long-suffering daughter who sees this as an op-
portunity to settle an old score with her father. If that is the case,
using this information is not the way to do it.
A character in a Stephen King novel says, "Peek not
through keyholes, lest ye be vexed." You did something you
should not have done, and vexation is the price for having done
it. Keep this information to yourself. If you have issues with
your father and employer, then address them directly without
using this information to gain the upper hand.


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South Korean

calendar laden

with love
By Jon Herskovitz and Lee Jin-joo
SEOUL (Reuters) Love comes at a hefty price in South Korea.
There are up to 21 anniversaries, special days and celebrations
a year for couples to shower each other with affection and gifts,
and as a result some relationships are crushed under the weight of
South Korean companies looked at the wild success of
Valentine's Day celebrations in their country and found ways to
sell their goods and services througli a tie-up with love, marketing
officials say.
Thanks to shrewd marketing in alsociety focused on commerce
as well as love and matrimony, there is a special day on the 14th of
each month for lovers to celebrate as well as a few other goodies
along the way.
For example, January 14 is Diary Day in South Korea when
sweethearts are encouraged to buy gifts such as planners and mark
all their red-letter days of love.
Next on the calendar is February 14 and Valentine's Day, where
South Korean women buy chocolates for their boyfriends.
Army trucks are regularly deployed to deliver chocolates
from women whose boyfriends are in uniform as part of South
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South Korean calendar ...

From page IV

Korea's mandatory mili-
tary service.
March 14 is White Day.
This celebration was born in
Japan, imported to South Korea
and is marked by South Korean
men returning the favor of their
Valentine's chocolates with
candies for their girlfriends.
April 14 is Black Day and
is purely Korean. This is a day
where those who have not found
love mark their status as lonely
hearts by eating black food.
The dish for the day is Chi-
nese noodles topped with a
thick black sauce. Single stu-
dents at universities order
scores of bowls and eat them
together in the hope of finding
a soul mate over noodles.
May 15 is Yellow Day-
Rose Day. Lonely hearts gather
for curry and companionship.
Those who find love by this
day exchange roses. Dressing in
yellow is also recommended.

The rest of the celebrations
that come each month on the
14th have yet to gain a strong

Some of the little-known
days for lovers include August
14 Green Day when couples are
supposed to dress in green, walk
in the woods and drink cheap li-
quor that comes in green bottles.
On Silver Day, couples can
freely ask their friends to give
them money to pay for a date
while couples are supposed to
exchange gifts made of silver.
A new day that has taken
off in South Korea is a festiv-
ity that combines feelings of af-
fection with chocolate on a
Nov 11. is Pepero Day and
is named after a pencil-shaped
cookie stick covered in choco-
late that is purchased in abun-
dance on the day and exchanged
mostly by young South Kore-
ans as an expression of their af-
Oh Mi-kyeong, an adviser
at Duo, a matchmaking com-
pany, said all the attention on
love and special days makes
singles focus on their status and
can strain relationships.
"Singles feel lonely on
those days and the atmosphere
drives them to make a new girl-
friend or boyfriend," Oh said.
"Many couples fight on those
days because they feel hurt if

their lover doesn't do enough to
celebrate the special days to-

Many couples celebrate the
milestone of 100, 200, 300 and
1,000 days since the first time
they met or went on their first
date. Since calculating the mile-
stones is quite difficult, many
couples in the world's most
wired country turn to the
Internet for help.
There are sites that calculate
the special days for a person
and send notice of an upcoming
milestone with an e-mail or a
text message over a mobile
"It must be so difficult for
young people to keep their
relationships going with so
many special days," said Yoko
Tagami, a Japanese essayist
living in Seoul who has writ-
ten on the subject. "It could
even scare single men away
from marrying."
Newspapers and lifestyle
magazines often get into the
act, especially for 'First
Snow Day'. Lovers are sup-
posed to mark the first snow
of the winter season with a
romantic date.

Several media sources are
awash with recommended spots
and activities that will make
young lovers' hearts flutter as
they enjoy the sprinkling of
Christmas Eve is one of the
biggest date nights of the year.
It also marks the season of high
prices as many businesses try
to make a few extra won off
Restaurants offer pricey Christ-
mas menus, high-end jewelry stores
are packed with young lovers pur-
chasing non-discounted goods and
even some love hotels raise prices
for couples who want to stretch
their Christmas Eve date into the
And of course, birthdays
and actual one-year anniversa-
ries are also major events on the
calendar for couples.
Couples, however, can feel
the pinch of too many festivi-
"I gave my boyfriend a
gift soon after we went out
and that just made his expec-
tations bigger for, more ex-
pensive gifts. I had to ask my
parents for money for gifts,
and in the end, we broke up
because of the cost," said Kim
Mi-yeon, a student.

Page V

A South Korean couple skate on the ice in front of lights put
up to celebrate the Christmas holiday season in Seoul
December 21, 2005. There are 21 anniversaries, special
days and celebrations a year for couples to shower each
other with affection and gifts in South Korea. (You Sung-Ho/

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LThe saa

The saga of Guyanese Short StoryL,,,

by Petamber Persaud

THE short story is a parent of
the novel but, in our case, it
was the child that overtook
the parent in paving the way
for the birth of a Guyanese
literature and later
concretised that identity on
the world stage. On the
other hand, the parent of the
child was slow to reach ma-
To throw some light on this
paradox, it will be useful to
know that the literature of the
colony of British Guiana was
tied to the British literary tra-
dition, a convention that
favoured the novel over the
Short fiction. Further, we had no
indigenous publishing facilities,
so we were at the mercy of the
British publishing houses. Even
so, only few Guyanese (and
West Indian) novelists got a
break. Examples can be found in
the efforts of our own Edgar
Mittelholzer, whose manu-
scripts were rejected on numer-
ous occasions before his first
novel came out in 1941, and in
the forcing of the hand of V. S.


Naipaul (of Trinidad and To-
bago) who was advised to estab-
lish his career as a novelist be-
fore publishing his series of
linked short stories, 'MIGUEL
Our written short story
convention came out of our oral
tradition, a rich tradition started
with our first peoples, the in-
digenous people, supplemented
and consolidated by the
peoples who came to Guyana
from Africa, Madeira,'India,
China and other parts of the
The first evidence of this
written short story tradition
surfaced in the 1861 edition of
which was published locally.
The two stories carried by this
magazine dealt with the sub-
jects, cholera and obeah.
The first book of short sto-
ries published by a resident
Guyanese was titled,
'SCRIPTOLOGY', written by
Egbert Martin. This book was
published in 1885 in
Georgetown, Guyana, and is
very rare with just one reported
copy surviving.

The next collections of
short stories by individual au-
thors were 'TROPIC DEATH'
by Eric Walrond published in
1926 in the USA followed by
PIRES' by J. A. V. Bourne in
1940. The horror tales by
Bourne were originally pub-
lished in the Chronicle Christ-
mas Annual.
Attention must be focused
on literary magazines of the time
that became openings for bur-
geoning short story tradition
slighted by the British publish-
ing houses. Magazines like the
Daily Argosy's 'CHRISTMAS
TIDE' which started in 1893
and the Daily Chronicle's
(1915) nurtured the short story
tradition, launching the career of
many writers. Some names sur-
facing in that early period were
Edgar Mittelholzer, Vere T.
Daly, K. H. Cregan, David
Westmaas, H. V. Webber, and
Basil Balgobin.
Basil Balgobin is worthy of
special note mainly because his
contribution to the short story
genre and to Guyanese literature


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was omitted in many previous
records of our literature.
Balgobin's stories first appeared
in 1946 in both the 'TIDE' and
the 'ANNUAL'. Between 1946
and 1961, he published 14 sto-
ries in aforementioned maga-
zines and also in the 'CARIBIA'
and 'KYKOVERAL'. Balgobin
bore the distinction of having
two of his short stories broad-
cast on 'CARIBBEAN
VOICES'. Basil Balgobin was
also associated with the British
Guiana Dramatic Society as a
Other magazines and jour-
nals like 'NEW WORLD',
'KAIE' accommodated the
short fiction. Together, all those
magazines (and the main news-
papers of the day) were re-
sponsible for bringing to the
fore such practitioners of the
short story as Cecil Nobrega,
Sheila King, Jacqueline de
Weever, Eileen Cox, Doris
Harper-Wills, Rajkumari Singh,
Janice Shinebourne, Evadne
D'Oliveira, Celeste Dolphin,
Jan Carew, Wilson Harris, Ian
McDonald, Sheik Sadeek, Allan
Fenty, Cyril Dabydeen,
Rooplall Monar, Henry Josiah,
David Makhanlall, S. A.
Sattaur ...
which started out as the

ANNUAL is the only surviving
magazine of the 130 Guyanese
magazines ever published,
bringing out its 90th anniver-
sary issue in December 2005.
This current issue also features
the short story in three catego-
ries of competition and more
than half of the book is devoted
to emerging writers. Presently,
this literary magazine is the
only local opening for the cre-
ative outpouring of our writers,
a prized opportunity that writ-
ers are using to market their
material on their way to greater
Although our short story
tradition lagged slightly behind
the birth of the modem short
story, it was only recently that
this genre brought us into the
international realm as more and
more writers jumpstarted their
careers with collections of short
In 1981, Harry Narain won
the Casa de las Americas prize
with a collection of 13 stories,
Pauline Melville's first book of
12 stories, 'SHAPE-SHIFTER',
won the Guardian Fiction Prize,
the Macmillan Silver Pen Award
and the Commonwealth Writers
Prize. In 2000, Dennis Nichols
won the Commonwealth Short
Story Competition.
Locally, many of our writ-
ers have won the Guyana Prize

for Literature with short stor3
collections namely Rooplal
Monar, Raywat Deonandan ant
Ruel Jbhnson.
But there are many other,
labouring with little or no rec
ognition in this particular genre
like the prolific Cyril Dabydeen
Jan Carew, Janice Shinebourne
John Agard, Grace Nichols
Denio Harris....
And mention must be mad
of other (than those already
cited) notable collections along
the way, 1885 1985, written
by Celeste Dolphin (1953)
Rajkumari Singh (1960)
Bertram Charles, Hug
Wharton (1963), Sheik Sadee
(1970 -1974), Wilson Harri
(1971), Jan Carew (1976), Joh
Why (1976), Ramcharran Saw
(1979), Beryl Gilroy (1980) an
Rooplall Monar (1985).
The short story has come
long way and can now stan
proudly on its own; the parent ha.
reasserted his/her role as head of th
fiction writing family.

Responses to this author
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directly to children, so children today are more aware of what is available and are able to
sk their parents or purchase with pocket money what they want to eat.
More frequent and widespread food purchasing opportunities. In some schools today, children
an buy foods throughout the day through vending machines rather than just at specific times.
More use of restaurants and fast food stores. Fast foods are also marketed to children (Happy or
ds meals). They are also cheap and easy and their seems to be a different one on every corner.
Larger portions of food offering greater 'value' for money. In some places, as the price of food
declines and there is increased competition, portion sizes have increased; some portions for children
an feed adults.
Increased frequency of eating occasions.
Rising use of soft drinks to replace water. This also includes sweetened juice drinks and syrups
Iso marketed to children. They taste more exciting, given a choice of which one do you think a child
ill pick.
Overweight or obese children are not usually placed on a calorie-restricted diet in order to lose
eight. To do this would be mentally and emotionally stressful, and it may negatively affect growth
d the child's perception of 'normal' eating. Balanced diets with moderate caloric restriction, espe-
ially reduced dietary fat, have been used successfully in treating obesity. The emphasis, however, is
ot usually on weight loss, but weight maintenance. The child is then allowed to grow into the weight.
Physical activity also plays an important role in the treatment of obesity. Adopting a formal exer-
ise programme, or simply becoming more active, is valuable to burn fat, increase energy expenditure,
nd maintain weight. Most studies of children have not shown exercise to be a successful strategy for
eight loss unless combined with other strategies such as nutrition education or behaviour modifica-
ion. However, exercise by itself has additional health benefits. Even when body weight and fatness
oes not change, 50 minutes of aerobic exercise three times per week improves blood lipid profiles and
lood pressure.
Sometimes, behavioral strategies used with adults have been successfully applied to older chil-
ren and adolescents. These strategies include self-monitoring and recording food intake and physical
activity, slowing the rate of eating, limiting the time and place of eating, and using rewards and incen-
ives for desirable behaviours. This strategy is particularly effective when the child's parents arte in-
olved in the activities.
Prevention of childhood obesity focuses on parent education. In infancy, parents' education should
entire on promotion of breastfeeding, recognizing when the baby is full, and delaying the introduction
f solid foods. In early childhood, education for parents includes proper nutrition, selection of low-fat
nacks, good exercise/activity habits, and monitoring of television viewing.
Encouraging physical activity in children
Encourage children to play
Walk children to and from school where possible
Go out and play with children
Enroll children in organized sporting activities where possible
Plan family activities that involves physical activity, e.g. going to the beach (NYAM News)



The National Industrial and Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) has a vacancy for
a Gardener/Handyman.

The incumbent must possess the following:

Good educational background
A recent police clearance
An identification card

Duties include:

Cleaning of the compound on a daily basis
Clean other properties owed by NICIL
Clean the office vehicles
Assist with office duties such as distributing papers, etc.

Remuneration would be negotiable.

Applications together with two recent references should be addressed to:
The Human Resource/Administrative Manager
'126 Barrack Street

Closing date is January 27, 2006.Government ads can be viewed on *..i: .

By Jeffrey Goldfarb
LONDON (Reuters) The
sudoku craze that has
attracted legions of addicted
puzzlers around the world is
making the leap to television
from newspapers and books.
ITV2, Britain's most
watched digital channel, plans to
air a live sudoku participation
programme seven days a week
through March starting this
week at 1 a.m., as the
broadcaster seeks new ways to
generate revenue beyond
traditional advertising.
Rather than scribbling in
grid numbers on their commute
home, viewers can instead pay
60 pence to call in to the 'Play
Sudoku' programme for a chance
to win from 75 pounds
($132.40) to 5,000 pounds
($8,829) for getting the correct
numbers. A jackpot round will
substitute celebrities for the

grid's numerals.
Sudoku, which gained
widespread popularity only
last year, requires filling in
a 9x9 grid so that each row,
column and 3x3 sub-grid
contains the digits one to
nine. It is now a daily staple
in dozens of newspapers, and
millions of sudoku books
have been sold.
Optimistic Entertainment,
the company producing the
programme for ITV, has tested
sudoku on its own smaller
digital channel QuizNation and
found strong viewer response,
said David Brook, Optimistic's
chief executive.
"About 20 per cent of the
people watching call in, which
is very strong," he said,
declining to provide the total
audience figure. "If we can
carry that through to ITV's
audience, it should do pretty

For its part, ITV is planning
to launch a branded
participation block of
programmes later in 2006 called
ITV Play, and is testing to see
if sudoku should be part of it.
"These shows will further
develop our understanding of
the commercial opportunities
presented by quality
'participation TV' formats as
well as begin to broaden their
appeal to our mass-market
audiences," said Jane Marshall,'
the commercial development
director for ITV's consumer
Optimistic and ITV will
split the revenue generated by
callers, Brook said.
BSkyB's Sky One
channel broadcast a sudoku
challenge last year hosted by
maths whiz and gameshow
presenter Carol Vorderman,
where teams of players
competed to solve a puzzle.

Govemmentads can be viewed on -,il: .-.. .. ~ i .. /


The Ministry of Health invites Tenders from suitably qualified Contractors to submit bids for
the execution of the following:

Construction of Blood Bank, New Amsterdam Hospital
Compound, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

Tender Documents can be obtained from the Administrative Office, Ministry of Health,
Brickdam, during the hours of 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday upon payment of the sum of
Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) each.

Tenders must be enclosed in a plain, sealed envelope, which does not in any way identity the
Tenderer. On the top left hand corer of the envelope, the Project tendered for must be clearly

Tenders must be addressed to the Chairman, National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration and must be deposited in the Tender Box situated at the NPTAB, Ministry
of Finance, Northwestern Building, Main and Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later than
Tuesday, January 24,2006 at 9:00 am. Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter.

Each Tender must be accompanied by valid Certificates of Compliance from the Commissioner-
General, Guyana Revenue Authority and the General Manager, National Insurance Scheme in
the name of the individual if individual is tendering or company if company is tendering.
A Bid Security of 2% of the tendered sum is required. Failure to do so will result in
automatic.disqualification of the Tender.

Tenders which do not meet the requirements stated above will be deemed non responsive.

Tenderers or their representatives. are invited to be present at the'opening of Tenders on
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 9.00am as stated above.

Sonya Roopnauth
Permanent Secretary

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A SIX-week exhibition of the work of renowned Guyanese Artist Dudley Charles, titled: 'Meeting
the Ancestors', opened at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center of Vanderbilt Uni-
versity in Nashville, Tennessee, USA on Thursday, January 12, 2006.
This is the latest exhibition of work by this very prolific, self-taught Guyanese and Caribbean
artist. Charles had long earned international acclaim as an artist. He is numbered among the most cel-
ebrated of visual artists from Guyana, South America, and the Caribbean. His works are included in the
prized collections of Presidents, Prime Ministers, diplomats and art lovers all over the world, and are
sought after by museums, embassies, universities, and galleries in several countries.
Charles' works were first exhibited in Guyana by the then British Council Library, in a collection
entitled 'Group 67', which featured works by the cream of the crop of Caribbean artists of the day. He
was then 18 years old.
Since then, Charles' work has spanned the continents. He has been featured in exhibitions in Asia,
Africa, Europe, and North and South America. His 'Old House' series of paintings remains one of
Guyana's most beloved collections.
His passion for painting has been his lifelong adventure.
"I am lucky to have been blessed with the talent of an artist, Charles says. He describes his work
as "an expression of events and images encountered in my life, reflecting the multicultural, multiracial
society of the old and new world."
Moving between figuration and abstraction and drawing from a spectrum of cultural influences
from his native Guyana, as well as from the Caribbean, South and North America, Charles evokes a
magical landscape, leading the viewer into the spirit world wherein we "meet the ancestors."
The New York Times and several other prestigious periodicals have reviewed Charles' art. The
Times reviewer notes: "Charles has a technique and colour sense so delicate as to defy description."
In a release announcing the exhibition, Vanderbilt University said: "The Bishop Joseph Johnson
Black Cultural Center is pleased to bring the work of this renowned artist of the Caribbean and the
world to campus!"
Dudley Charles lives and works in Hyattsville Maryland, USA.
The exhibition will run until February 28. (Sandra Seeraj)

PAINTINGS by Dudley Charles reflect the cultural influences which provide his inspiration.



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
10,2006 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, 2006 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".

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GRANT # Q4160-GY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following
vacancy exiting at the Health Sector Development Unit, Ministry of Health:

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:
To assist the Project Management Unit (PMU) in the development
implementation and management of M&E framework and respective
systems, in coordination with other program management systems
being developed by the PMU/MOH including financial management,
procurement, and HIV/AIDS/STI Case Management and Surveillance
Information Systems.
Qualifications and Experience;
A Master's or Doctoral Degree or equivalent in a Health, Social Science,
Management or Engineering discipline and three years' relevant work
A Bachelor's Degree in a health, social, management or engineering sector
and six years' relevant work experience. A high level of computer literacy,
particularly in the use of Word. the Interet and e-mail. Knowledge of
PowerPoint, Excel, Access and SQL is desirable.
Detailed Terms of Reference for this position could be obtained from,
and applications addressed to:
Health Sector Development Unit
Project Management Unit
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel. No.: 226-6222. 226-2425
Fax: No. 225-6559
Deadline for submission of applications is Monday January 16, 2005
at 16.30. Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.
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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. When you come
to your examination room, be prepared to shy
away from topics in composition writing that
are new and unfamiliar to you. To avoid this
kind of situation, you need to read and discuss
lots of stories with the intention of drawing
ideas from them. This can widen your range
of options in the examination room. Be care-
--olution rtoexamination type questions ,
Synonyms: Questions i & 2-
Choose a synonym for the underlinedword.
S(1 -)The agreement was a memorable vitor; (c)
triumph- ::--* : :
(2) The people made immediate contact. (b) in-
Reference Sources: Questions 3 & 4.
Choose the correct resource material
(3) Where should you look into for the meaning of
a difficult word? (d) dictionary
(4) In Guyana, where should you look into first to
find out who won the Miss Universe Contest, 2005?
(b) newspaper.
Definitions: Questions 5 & 6
(5) An instrument for measuring the pressure of air
is a(n) (b) barometer
(6) The act of cutting or carving is called ... (a) slice
Choose the right word: Questions 7 & 8
Choose the word that best completes the sen-f
(7) On Saturday night the football team will play
their ...., Star Wars. (b) rivals
(8) Plants .... in good soil with plenty of sunshine
and water. (c) thrive
Homophones: Question 9
Choose the sentence with the word used correctly.
(9) sight/site: (c ) Suzette watched the blue bus
until it disappeared from sight.
Comprehension Character's Action: Ques-
tion 10 & 11
(10) What did Jason understand fully? (a) his pos-
sible death;
(11) What did Jason's thoughts reveal about the
kind of person he had become? (a) neglectful
Comprehension fantasy & reality: Questions
12 & 13
12. One fantasy in the story is this: (a) Maybe the
Sergeant is calling the police.
13. One reality in the passage is this: (c) The coin
is genuine.

Vocabulary: Questions 14-15
14. Simon served the undiluted fruit juice to his
thirsty friends. (c ) full-strength
15. This word is the antonym for turbulence. (d)

Dictionary Order: Questions 16 & 17
16. Choose the correct alphabetical or ABC order
for the following words.
(i) eider, (ii) effervescent, (iii) eject, (iv) egress.
(d) (ii), (iv), (i), (iii)
17. (i) impact, (ii) inside, (iii) impede, (iv) in-
spect. (d) (i), (iii). (ii), (iv)

Spelling: Questions 18-19

18. Simone instructed the .... to take her picture
when she was receiving her prize. (d) photogra-
19. The cyclist had to .... through the down-town
mid-day traffic to arrive on time. (d) manoeuvre

Reading between the lines: Questions 20-22

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20. Why was Tamilla breathless? (c ) She was
21. Why did.her mother do so little? (b) She
worked almost the entire day out of the home.
22. "She never complained" shows something
about Tamilla's character. (a) She was a self-less

The Passage
The reading of passages for comprehension en-
courages good reading habits It also strengthens
the skillsiof comprehension. In the end you'll be
able to express yourself more easily because of
the language pattems you will have been experi-
encinghrough your reading. Stories and accounts
will become easier for you to think up and write
-abouit in your examination room.

Here is a simply written story about one of man's
f-avourite pet animals. Read it; you will like it. At
the end you are called upon to answer some ques-
tions to shore up your understanding. Be careful
with the way you write the answers.

The White Cat by Joan Lamburn

Jojo was pure white and he was the largest of all
the cats. His mother had been a champion and
Jojo had often heard her talk of the wonderful cat-
shows where she had been admired and given
prizes for her beauty.
'" Anyone who is a rea judge of cats can see
I'm a champion," he used to say, but the other cats
would only laugh and reply: "You're big and greedy
that's all!"
Now, he thought, I'll show them who's a cham-
pion! And he walked proudly off into the town look-
ing for a cat-show.
He remembered his mother talking about a
place called Cattersalls where they had a big show
every year, and he asked all the cats he met in the
street the way to this building. When he found it
the front door was shut, but people with baskets
were going in a side door and he slipped in be-
tween their feet. He heard two ladies talking.
"Poor Miss Mutton there she sits in front of her
empty cage, hoping her Snowflake will come back,
I suppose,"'
"Yes, he ran away before she could shut the
cage door and slipped out of the building. She's
very unlucky tries every year and never gets a
prize. She will stick to white cats and you have to
be careful with them, you know they are often
deaf, and the judges test their hearing."
Jojo thought to himself: "Well, I'm not deaf, thank
you, and you've given me a good idea."
He walked along under the bench to find Miss
Mutton, and presently, among all the feet that were
standing or moving about, he saw a pair of button
boots. He peered up from under the bench and
saw a small, very pretty old lady in a bonnet sit-
ting on a stool. She had cherries in her bonnet and
pale grey silk gloves on her hands. She was look-
ing sadly towards the door where more and more
people were bringing in their cats.
The door of her empty cage was open and Jojo
waited no longer but jumped lightly in and rustled
about in the straw.
Miss Mutton hadn't seen him and didn't hear the
straw rustling, so he put his head out, quite close
to her ear, and purred loudly. She jumped round
and nearly toppled off her stool. She stared, she
gasped, the cherries in her bonnet trembled, she
clutched her bag with her grey-silk gloved hands
and she stared again.
Jojo saw at once that she knew that he wasn't


her missing Snowflake. He stopped purring and
sat down in his most elegant attitude, head slightly
tilted to oe side and his face turned up to the ceil-
ing as though he were watching a fly. He heard a,
"Is that your cat, Miss Mutton? What a beauty!"
"Yes I told you he was a beauty," said the lady,
and gently closed the door of the cage She
opened it a minute later to put a plate of liver in-
side, and stroked him as he ate.
When Miss Mutton carried him to the table where
the judges stood he felt it was the happiest mo-
ment of hislife, The band was playing a gay tune,
and when tle judges;gave him first prize- a sil-
ver bowl -for being the-best white cat in the show,
Miss MuttoIr picked him up and danced back to the
Bench whileeveryone clapped.
And that is how Jojo wentto live with an old lady
who loved him dearly and gave him cream on Sun-
daysina silver bowl. ..

How much did you understand?
1. What are we told about Jojo's mother?
2. What did the other cats think about Jojo?
3. How did Jojo manage to slip in the building un-b
4. How did Jojo recognize Miss Mutton?
5. How did Jojb attract Miss Mutton's attention?
6. What made Miss Mutton decide to accept Jojo-
as hers?
7. How did Miss Mutton show her gratitude?

Working with words
8. Jojo walked proudly. What does a human be-
ing look like when s/he walks proudly? What is the
opposite of proudly?
9. Cats jump lightly. What .s the opposite of
10. Write a sentence about an animal using the
word graceful.
11. The straw in the cage rustled. Write do other
things that rustle.
12. What is meant by Jojo's most eleganA* tqdue?7
Use elegant in a sentence of your own.
13. Which of these words best describes Mis'"
Mutton when she received her prize? (Glunr high-
spirited, dejected, elated).

Reading and Finding
14. Tell briefly any story you have read in which a
cat plays an important part.

Doing by Writing
15. Write a story with an animal as the main char-

Use the text clues to determine the meaning
of each word in bold print. Then circle the let-
ter or word that best completes the incomplete
statement that follows each numbered sen-
Choosing the right word
Underline the word that best completes each
of the following sentences.
1. The life of an early Guyana settler Was of-
ten very demanding on the (border, legend).
2. The (magnificent, incidental) contact between
the two shoplifters caused one of them to
3. I hope to (reduce, enhance) the amount of
time I spend watching television.
4. The painting is a (genuine, regular) and rare
example of his work.
5. In (commotion. orbit) around planet Earth, the
satellite provided valuable weather informa-

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Welcome to our Mathematics columns. You may
have heard the term "memory work." Well, this
week we will let you into secret techniques
about studying this way. Memory serves you
well when you do active repetition or recall
work. This can be work on the recitation of a
table, a formula, a number series, or such bland
Your memory works well when you memorise
work in a chosen sequence. This logical
memory sequence must be in the same order
as the facts you want to learn. In other words,
you learn a table just as it is written out. If the
table is long, cut it up into smaller meaningful
If you must learn the material by heart use a
rhythmic pattern to help you., Make movements
to the pattern. Skip, jump, dance, or clap (it is
proven that body motion helps. Do you remem-
ber how you learned your alphabet by singing
and clapping the names of the letters? Well
there Some areas in Mathematics have to be
S earned by memory or rote.
Work hard at good study habits until they be-
: -come ingrained in your system. Co-operate in
-your study groups; share your expertise! Be
good. Loveyou. :
Solution to "Stretch Yourself"
6) Suppose you have made 8 lucky bags for a ga-
rage 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 between $300 and $400.
Which 2 items should go into each of the eight bags?
Pencil $130; Small top $140; Eraser -$150;
Marbles $190; Ruler -$220; Ball $250
What should be in each bag?
i) Bag 1 Pencil & Marbles = 320
ii) Bag 2 Pencil & Ball = 380
iii) Bag 3 Pencil & Ruler = 350
iv) Bag 4 Small top & Marbles
v) Bag 5 Small top & Eraser= 290
vi) Bag 6 Small top & Ball = 390
vii) Bag 7 Ruler & Eraser = 370
viii) Bag 8 Ball & Eraser

Solution to "Try These"
31. What is half of 22%/? Answer: 11 1/8 (Eleven &
32. What is the sum of 12/17 and 5/17? Answer: 1
33. What is nineteen hundred and four thousand,
seven? Answer:194,007
34. What is three million, sixteen hundred thousand,
fourteen? Answer: 4,600,014
35. What is one million, fifty? Answer: 1,000,050
S36. Subtract 2/5 from 6/15. Answer: 0
S 37. Find the largest number that can be made us-
: ing the digits 8, 7, 0, 6,3. Answer: 87,630
38. What is the smallest number you can make
using the digits 8643278? Answer: 2,346,788
S 39. What is 0.3 multiple by 30.003? Answer:
9.0009 .. ..
40. What is 65 hundredths written in decimal? An-
swer: 0.65
41. What is the total of 306 and 3/10 written in deci-
mal? Answer: 306.3
42. What is 28 written in Roman numerals? An-
swer: XXVIII
43. What is 7/10 written as percent? Answer; 70%
44. What is 5/9 + 3/18 4/9 + (1/4 X 2 2/3)? An-
swer: 17/18. The brackets should not have been
stated (1/4 + 2 2/3). Please note the X sign.
Refresh your addition and subtraction skills

1.7 2/3 + 2/5 + 3/10 +2%
2. 1 3/16- 2 2/5 3 + 5 5/8
3. 12 7/10 -5 1/8 + 3 3/20 + 1%
4. 2 3/16 2 3/10 + 5/8 + 1%
5. 12% 6 7/8+ 5 21/32 2 13/16
Where there are no brackets, multiplication and di-
vision must be done first.
6.5/8 X 7/10X 2/21
7. 4/5 of 2 %
8.31115+2 5/9
9. %+ (118 X 2/5)
10. (3 % 2 y2) X (2 3/10 + 3/5)
11. ( 7/8 X2 2/5)- 3 2/3
Test yourself

1. When thefraction 1260 is reduced to its lowest
terms, the answer is:
a) 3/7; b) 21/49;
c) 63/147;; d) 9/20
2.Which of the following fractions is equal to 8/18?
a)4/36; b) 25/38;
.t) 12/27; d) 52/117
3. The fraction 3/5 when written with denominator
60 is the same as:
a) 3/36; b) 36/60;
c) 48/36; d) 60/15
4. 7/8 X 5/9 is equal to one of the following:
a) 56/74; b) 36/63;
c) 49/72; d) 35/72
5. The improper fraction 156 is equal to:
a) 72/7; b) 365/49;
c) 76i14;'d) 52/7
--6.-3fI/X 21/45 is equal to one of the following,
when the answer is expressed in its lowest terms:
a) 115; b) 9/23;
c) 9/15; d) 45/64
The Decimal System: Questions 8- 10.
7.700 X 0,1
(a) 7 (b)'700
(c) 70 (d) 0.7
8.0.00865 10
(a) 0.0865
(b) 0.00865
(c) 08.65 .-.
(d) 86.5 ;
9. 50X40 X 0.25
(a) 5000; fb) 0.5
(C:) 50; (d) 500 .
10. 0.091 +3 -3
(a) 0.007; (b)0.7
(c)70; (d) 700
Percentages: Questions 11-13
11. Expre. 16/25 as a percentage.
(a) 6% ,(b)64%
(c ) 0.64 ,,(d) 6.4 %
12. What remains after taking 60 % of $6,000?
(a) $2,400 (b) $240
(c ) $3,600 (d) $360

Solve: Questions 14& 15
13. A girl scored 95% in a test. If the maximum
score was 60, how many marks did she lose?
(a) 30 (b) 57
(c)3 (d)5
14. The average of three numbers is 55. The
average of the first two is 105. Find the third
(a) 55 (b) 165
(c)60 (d)105

Venn Diagram: Question 15
Study the Venn diagram in figure belowo, then
answer the question.


15) (a) Write within set brackets, the elements
of set D
D = (.......................} .

K = .......................)
(c) Write within set bracketsthe elements of D
set only.
(d) Write within set brackets, the elements of
set K only.
{ ...............
(set K only.----
(e) How many elements are there in D?

Shapes and Angles: Question 1.6.-
Two similar shapes are connected as shown in
figure below. Answer question 16.

16. (a) How many acute angles are there?
(b) How many obtuse angles are there?
(c) Draw all the lines of symmetry in the fig-

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Siddayi Chreoniolehinoary f 206B

By Karen De Witt
Examiner Senior Correspondent
Reprinted from an article published on Monday,
December 5, 2005
Since 1998, the mellifluous voice of WAMU-
FM radio's Kojo Nnamdi has initiated
conversations about everything from Helle
Nice France's first female Grand Prix racecar
driver to the mindset of ancient warriors and the
future of classical music in the 21st century. Five
days a week, for two hours, his popular 'Kojo
Nnamdi Show' airs news, social trends, cutting-
edge technology and the nitty gritty of local
Urbane, always civil, Nnamdi has been described as "maybe
the best interviewer in town." But an equal draw for listeners is the
eclectic nature of the show and its often unusual angles on news
topics a California teenager's impressions of Afghanistan after his
expatriate Afghan father takes a job in the new government or an
examination of competing visions of civil rights after the death of
civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
"Reading excites me probably more than anything else," Nnamdi
once said. And he is an inveterate reader, culling books, magazines,
periodicals and newspapers as well as others minds for topics, but
credits the diversity of his staff ("different demographic profiles,
different ages, different ethnicities") and its interests for the un-
common smorgasbord the show dishes up each week. "Every idea,
including mine, has to pass the 'So what? Who-cares?' test," he
For 20 years, Nnamdi has also hosted 'Evening Exchange', a
public affairs program broadcast by Howard University's WHUT-
TV. Nnamdi began his broadcast career there in 1973 at Howard's
WHUR-FM, where as news editor and news director he produced
award-winning local news.program 'The Daily Drum'..In an age of
fast-mouth, hurry-up-so-I-can-speak interviewers, Nnamdi relishes
a non-combative style that gives scope to opposing voices, once
noting that he preferred the."battle of ideas instead of the battle-
Q: What's the appeal of radio? '
A: Besides not having to dress up for it, it's the intimacy of
radio. I grew up in Guyana, South America, in British Guyana, at a
time when there was no television. Radio was all there was,. And
when we came home from school for lunch at midday and ue walked
through the front door. and said "Hello" to my mother. she'd would
go: "Shush,.I'm listening to the radio," because her soap operas

WAMU host Kojo Nnamdi is shown at the, WAMU
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came on the radio at noon. ... And when people listened to the ra-
dio in Guyana, they listened to the radio. It was not background to
their conversations:
Q: But now we've got multimedia, so what's so. singular
about the power of radio for you?: "
A. When I was news'editor at Howard Uiivetsity radio,
WHUR-FM, a young man came into the office one day, parked his
bicycle outside "Nighthawk" Bob Terry's office, went inside and
then after ard. one police officer came.ii'and a second police officer
and then a higher-up like a police lieuenant walked into the office,'
and then Nighthawk came out of the office sweating profusely. I
said, "Hawk, what happened?" He said, "A man just walked into
my office and confessed to four murders." Aid the reason he
confessed to Nighthawk was because he said from listening to
Nighthawk on the radio he sounded like the kind of person who he
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For UG nursing programme awardee

Helping others always

of prime importance

By Stacey Bess
SINCE she was a
little girl, Yonnette
exhibited unrelenting
competitiveness. Her
drive is central to her
ascent in the nursing
profession, and recently,
in her excellent
performance in the
University of Guyana's
Bachelor of Science
Degree in Nursing class
of 2005.
Sealy-Roach simultaneously
outmanoeuvred all the other
graduates from the Faculty of
Health Sciences to capture the
Vice Chancellor's Special Award
for Best Graduating Student
other than the winner of the
President's Medal and the
Chancellor's Medal, Health Sci-
Besides, the Association of
Guyana Nurses and Allied Pro-
fessionals (AGNAP) honoured

his family, and eventually
breaking the news of his death
to his wife.
Such experiences, she says,
are daunting moments of her ca-
reer; seeing people die and the
reaction to their death by fam-
ily members. However, it is
these heart-wrenching occur-.
rences that motivate her to pro-
vide the finest nursing care for
her patients.
Sealy-Roach's overwhelming
clinical experiences after she
qualified as a nurse combined
with her observation of the ex-
ceptional work ethic of Sister
Juliet Lawrence during her class-
room years deepened her per-
spective on nursing.
She met nursing tutor
Lawrence at the Georgetown
School of Nursing which she at-
tend when she left St. Stanislaus
"She brought a lot of enthu-
siasm to the classroom. She put
a lot of effort into what she did.
She encouraged us and showed
confidence in us. She would come
to the wards and give demon-
strations. As- a nurse and a tu-

'In caring for patients and communicating
with their significant others, the nurse can
adopt so many roles, including teacher,
counsellor, advocate and communicator.'
Nurse Yonnette Sealy-Roach

her feat with a monetary award.
"It took God's help with my
-discipline to excel," the 24-year-
old told the Sunday Chronicle in
an interview at her Lodge,
Georgetown home last week.
She grew up in Lodge, at-
tended St. Sidwell's Primary
School, Alleyne's High School
and St Stanislaus College.
S During childhood, the idea
of "helping people, serving
people, and assisting in mak-
ing the lives of others better",
was always of primary impor-
*tance to her, and she auto-
matically gravitated towards
the nursing profession.
An assortment of other vo-
cations extends compassion to
humanity, why choose nursing
we asked.
"In caring for patients and
communicating with their signifi-
cant others, the nurse can adopt
so many roles, including teacher,
counsellor, advocate and commu-
nicator," she pointed out
She underscored that within
the profession of nursing, facets
of other crafts must be executed
to effectively achieve the goals
of nursing.
There was a patient from
the Essequibo Coast at the
Georgetown HospitaL He was
once an able-bodied
Headmaster, who, while
effecting repairs to his house,
fell and suffered an inoperable
back injury. Sealy-Roach
remembers him from her
stint in the neurosurgical
unit; how she used innovative
methods of consoling him and

tor, she not only talked the talk,
she walked the walked," Sealy-
Roach declared.
In 2002, Sealy-Roach com-
pleted the nursing programme at
the top of the class, obtained her
licence to practice and began
working as a nurse in October
the same year.
Owing to the biennial gradu-
ation scheme of the Georgetown
School of Nursing, Sealy, as she
was then, graduated in 2004 as
Best Graduating Student.
She had started the B.Sc.
nursing programme at UG in
2003 and the awards that coin-
cided with her outstanding per-
formance at the Georgetown
School of Nursing incited her to
snap up the top accolades that
UG had to offer.
For her excellence at the
School of Nursing she
received the Minister of
Health Award for the Best
Graduating Student; the Dr.
Roger Luncheon Award for the
Best Medical Nursing
Student; the Dr. Dalgleish
Joseph Award for the Best
Surgical Nursing Student;
and the Randolph L. Sampson
Award for Consistently High
Theoretical and Clinical
Performances During
Training, Good Interpersonal
Relationship and Leadership
Skills and for Having the
Potential for Further
Within three years, she has
proven her potential for devel-
opment beyond nursing. She
swapped roles at the

Georgetown School of Nursing
from student as Ms. Sealy to
teacher as Mrs. Sealy-Roach. She
joined the staff late last year a
few months after she got mar-
ried. She is also on her Way to
She met her husband. Dr.
Collin Roach, hiule pulling off -- .
a routine of strictly night shifts
at the Georgetown Hospital in
the orthopaedic and neurosurgi-
cal wards and reading for her de-
gree in nursing.
Sealy-Roach said that the "
unwavering support of her then
fiance and her mother aided her
Lecturing at the Georgetown
School of Nursing is in keeping
with her desire to make restitu-
tion to the nursing field in
Guyana for what she has ex-
tracted on her way to fulfilling
her dreams.
Later, she will either com-
plete a Masters degree in
Public Health or Education.
Becoming a doctor is her other
For their contribution to
her achievenidtit, Mrs. Sealy-
Roach extends gratitude to
her parents, siblings, Coordi-
nator of the UG B.Sc. Nirsing
Programme, Nis. Gwendolyn
Tross, Ms. Pat Nlargiotla and
Dr Curtis LeFlerit. HELPING OTHERS: Yonnette Sealy-Rfoach

Gilkes to perform

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at ara lodge
By Stacey Bess
THE time haS come!
A PLAY that has been 25 years in the making is expected to
entrance theater audieiices with a rich era of Guyanese arts and cul-
ture, beginning Janiary 19, at Cara Lodge, Quamina Street,
Cara Lodge, the once popular Woodbine House synonymous with
the seeding atid minishiooming of arts and culture in this country, is
the perfect place for the unfolding of 'The Last of the Redmen/ Wood-
The venue, even with its modernisation and extension, will un-
doubtedly emit the vibes for revisiting a period in its history the
Woodbine choirs, the Georgetown Philharmonic Orchestra, the cel-
ebration of Guyanese arts and culture that emerged and was
crystallised ot bf an appreciation for artistic traditions of the
colonisers and Uilique creativity of the Caribbean people.
'The Last of the Redtilen/ Woodbine' is a two-act comedy, fea-
turing lone actd6, Dr. Michael Gilkes. Gilkes wrote the play that he
completed out of a life-long experience that immersed him in the arts
and culture of diyaiia and Barbados.
As a Guyanese who has spent much of his life in Barbados, he
is more than qualified to say "Guyana has had bad press, especially
with Barbadianr."
With this piece of drama, he recalls the time of the Barbadians'
influx to Guyadh and their appreciation for Guyanese and things
One of the ipay's themes focuses on the "little-celebrated, but
far reaching culhiral connections between Barbados and Guyana, and,
by extension, the cultural links that bind together the whole family
of the Caribbean."
According to Gilkes, the-main current "is the importance of the

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role of the middle class in helping to forge and encourage these links."
Dr. Gilkes, a former Reader in English and Head of the En-
glish Department at the University of the West Indies, Cave
Hill campus, believes that all societies are judged by their arts,
thus the play advocates the support and survival of the arts in
The play opens with an old man, Roger Redman, in a room in a
decaying almshouse reading his memoirs into a tape recorder. He is
the last surviving member of large middle class family of Guyanese/
Barbadian parentage, well known for their contribution to the arts
and culture in the country, and beyond. Roger Redman is nostalgic
about his childhood in a colonial society.
Gilkes plays the six roles with the aid of sound, projected im-
ages, music and shadow-mime. A whole era is brought unto the stage
and examined in a dramatic "post-mortem" to find out "who killed
the middle class."
The Sunday Chronicle asked Gilkes how does he truly portray
multiple roles alone?
"I can't tell you everything. Come and see the play. Just come
and see the play," he said.
His 40-year experience as actor, director, playwright and
dramaturge will certainly help him accomplish a convincing one-man
Dr. Gilkes is the founding member and first artistic director of
the successful Barbados-based theatre company, 'Stage One' and has
.a long list of credits as director, playwright and for film, for work
done in Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad, Bermuda, St. Lucia, Dominica
and the United States of America.
Gilkes' Heartland Production collaborated with Gem's Theatre
Productions to produce 'The Last of the Redmen/ Woodbine'. It
opens on Thursday January 19 at Cara Lodge. A cocktail reception
from 19:00 hrs precedes the 19:30 hrs scheduled show on opening
night. Each ticket for this gala performance is priced at $2,500.
The play continues on Friday 20 until Sunday 22 from 20:00 hrs
each evening. Tickets for these shows are $2,000 each. Tickets are
available from Cara Lodge, the Oasis Cafe, Carmichael Street,
Georgetown, or from Gem Madhoo-Nascimento (624-8694).


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brings Pradeep Samtani to the film industry... again!

By Neil Marks

WHEN Pradeep Samtani
closed the Liberty Cinema in
Georgetown, ending a 25-year
run, he knew he was not done
with the movie business in
The popular Vlissengen road
cinema was home to fanatic
movie goers, even when business
dwindled. Samtani was forced to
shut down, blaming TV for
showing movies even before
they hit the cinemas.
Now, he is back, and this
time footing the bill for a movie
to be made in Guyana. When his
old time friend Mickey Nivelli,
who changed his name from
Harbance Kumar, showed him
the script for Rainbow Raani, a
gender-bender sexy comedy, he
loved it and decided the movie
was right for Guyana.
"I always wanted to do
something in Guyana to con-
tinue the movie business in some
format and I thought this was
one of the best ways to get back
into it," Samtani said.
However, Nivelli had other
plans. He wanted to shoot the
inovie in Trinidad, the country
from which his wife, Chand,
hails. But the problems with
crime in the twin-island repub-
lic made him change his mind.
He showed the scripts to his
South African and Fijian friends,
and they wanted him to direct
the project. However, a shoot-
ing war would see Guyana win

in the end.
Samtani managed to con-
vince Nivelli that the script was
right for Guyana, given the char-
acters of the film.
The movie surrounds a mu-
sical band -Rainbow which
hopes to make it big. The Chi-
nese, East Indian, African and
Caucasian members of the band
decide that to make it big, one
of them needs to end up in New
York City.
Through a business wedding
of sorts, the Indian male lead
Raaja, agrees to marry a lesbian
(not knowing beforehand off
course), while he leaves behind
his dear Raani. When he reaches
the Big Apple, controversy be-
tween his lesbian wife and her
lover heats up, and one night
when Raaja and his wife get
drunk, they end up each imagin-
ing the other to be their real

lover. They have sex and a preg-
nancy further twists the plot.
What happens to the 'Rain-
bow Raani' is what we'll have to
wait for when the movie makes
its world premier here towards
the end of the year.

Tarina Patel has been chosen
by Nivelli to play the lead female
role in the movie.
She is an Indian beauty
born and brought up in South
Africa. Patel, 25, has long been
an established name in that part
of the world. But the model-
turned actress has moved on to
become a name in the global
glamour and movie world.
Nivelli chose Tarina Patel af-

"I wanted to get into mod-
elling and the film industry and
decided to go to India, because
the industry is larger and with
more opportunities.
"But for me to get into
Bollywood, I must be able to,
speak Hindi and Urdu fluently,
which I am working on," she has
been quoted saying.
Patel has an honouis degree
in psychology.

More than 40 years ago,
Harbance Kumar, a youth from
India, landed in Trinidad and
married Chand Kumar. Before
moving to Trinidad, he had
worked in various film produc-
tion sectors in Bombay, now

'I always wanted to do something in Guyana to
continue the movie business in some format and I
thought this was one of the best ways to get back
into it. Pradeep Samtani

ter a worldwide talent search
that ended last week.
"Tarina Patel beat thousands
of contestants to bag the role,"
he says.
The actress made her big-
screen debut in 'One Night with
the King', which starred Omar
Shariff and Peter O'Toole. Patel
appeared in the SABC2 series
'The Res', where she played the
role of Keshni, an exotic Indian
student, from a very rich family
and at war with Hindu Tradition
and Western emancipation.
This Durban model was also
the only Indian among six final-
ists in a competition to find a
new face for the popular South
African soap 'Egoli'. Needless to
say, she's been featured in numer-
ous ads in magazines, on bill-
boards and on TV. Patel spent
two years in the Mumbai as a
model. She also did a number of
commercials. She has been on
the covers of 'Femina India',
'New Woman' and 'India To-

Mumbai, which is the home of
Bollywood, the Indian film in-
Born in 1937, Nivelli started
his career as an extra in
Bollywood. At the age of 23, he
produced a film titled Bijli
Chamke Jamuna Paar, which
bombed at the box-office.
Nivelli then worked as actor
Sunil Dutt's manager for a few
years before heading to the West
While in Trinidad, he became
one of the biggest film distribu-
tors in the West Indies but with-
out a single creative outlet of
movie making in the entire re-
gion, he felt like a fish out of wa-
ter. But with his business in the
West Indies and a marriage to
uphold he could not return to
India to quench this thirst.
Bringing movie production
to the West Indies was a very
difficult task which no one, even
those with millions of dollars in
resources at their disposal, had

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RAINBOW RAANI: Producer of international movie "Rainbow
Raani" Pardeep Samtani (right) listens as Director/Writer
Mickey Nivelli talks about the script.

the guts to do. Kumar had less
money but more courage.
He mortgaged his house, cars,
and sold other stuff to raise
some money. He could not afford
to hire a director, so he decided
to direct the film himself. He
could not afford to hire foreign
trained actors and actresses, so
he had to make do with locals
who had never ever even seen a
movie camera.
He imported a movie-making
camera from Germany to film
'The Right and the Wrong' in
The film even featured songs
by Indian greats Mukesh and
Manna Dey. He had flown to In-
dia to have these songs specially
recorded before he got local ac-
tors to perform them for the
The success of the film,
based on the ill-treatment of
workers by a plantation owner,
spawned the era of filmmaking
in the West Indies.
And thus, through trial and
error, mistakes and corrective
measures, the first ever West In-
dian feature film came into be-
ing. This film incidentally fea-
tured the Calypso King of the
World the Mighty Sparrow,
who will be singing two of the
songs on the soundtrack of Rain-
bow Raani.
Harbance Kumar went on to.
make more movies. His 'Girl
from India' and 'Man from
Africa', were even more success-
ful and he became known ass the
pioneer movie-maker of the West
Indies and the one with the best
track record.
Now based in New York as
an American citizen, Nivelli is
often asked why he changed his
name from Harbance Kumar to
Mickey Nivelli. He attributes it
to 'divine intervention'.
'"An innocent child, mur-
dered by the Nazis in the con-
centration camps, happened to
be born on the same date, year
and month as me. His mother
lived only to find someone to
carry forth the Nivelli name and
I happened to meet her by
chance," he explains.
Nivelli wrote a novel based
on this incident entitled 'Echoes
of Love from Heaven Above',
which is all set to be made into
a film.
For 'Rainbow Raani', there
will be no shortcuts on produc-
tion. Pure cinematic magic on the
35mm reel is what Nivelli prom-
ises. No compromises on sound
and colour.
He feels Guyana has exotic
locations which would work
well for the movie, but is not
quite certain yet on what spots
he.will use. He is confident the
movie will help to sell Guyana's
tourism product, especially with
the worldwide marketing of the
Shooting will commence in
April, and Nivelli is scouting for
local talent to be part of the
project. The producer, Samtani,
is adamant that all the "in house"
talent and material that could be
found would be used.
'Rainbow Raani' would be
the second motion pictured
made in here after 'Guiana
1838', produced and directed
by Guyanese Rohit Jagessar.
It is yet to be released in
Guyana .

CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes are extended to Mr. Mrs.
Harry Dabie on their 49th wedding anniversary on January 14.
Greetings from their children, grandchildren, brothers, sister,
other relatives and friends. May God continue to bless them.

CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Balram Ramsamool and Lin
Ramdeo who tied the knot on August 27, 2005 In the USA. Balram
is the son of Deochand and Sandra Ramsamooj of Canal No.2
Polder, WBD. Lin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ramdeo of

CONGRATULATIONS and best wished for a long and happy ife
together are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Kawal Singh who d
the knot on December 18, 2005. Greetings from their pare -s,
brothers and sisters and the Dabie family of Lusignan.



Here are some thoughts and actions in our lives that we find

sometimes that are not complimentary

to ourselves.

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reward, are required-y4daw-Section 39.ofthe Tax Act, Chapter 80:01 to
obtain their Tax Practice Certificate in order to practice their profession in

* Accountants
* Architects
* Auditors
* Dentists
* Engineers
* Legal Practitioners:.

SMedical Practitioners
. Physiotherapists
* Surveyors
*.Veterinary Surgeons

The Tax Practice Certificate is valid for, period of one (1) calendar year.
The fee which is due on January, 2006 must be paid on or before
Tuesday, 28'h February, 2006.

Professionals are required to apply to the Commissioner
Internal Revenue forthe Certificate, and are advised that in
addition to paying the prescribed fee they must;-

Submit alltax returns due to the date of application for the

Pay all relevant taxes due and payable

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- Assist with data retrieval and tabulation of this data as per FMAA requirements
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Hello boys and girls, (10) The Guyana Interior Roadway, when cor- (c) Essequibo
Welcome to you. Here is a reminder about pleted, will link Guyana with one of the following (d) Region 2
examination preparations: countries: (c) Brazil
* Test yourself as regularly as possible (11) Which is the best thing children should do (5) The term "down river" points to one of these:
using your own self-made questions; when their teacher is out of the class? (c) Study (a) where the river starts
* Try some questions in areas which theirwork quietly; (b) where the river meets the sea
you haven't tackled much before because (12) Which of the following is not responsible for (c) low tide in the river
you do not feel right in those areas; protecting the rights of our citizens? (d) The (d) high tide in the river
* Write plans for some possible de- Guyana Lion's Association
scriptions or explanations; The Globe: Questions 6 & 7
S Use active recall recite, read or just IN THIS WEEK Study the diagram carefully, then answer ques-
verbally recall your notes; Examination-type Questions Paper I tions.
* talk about yoursubject with someone Weather and Climate: Questions 1-2
who has an interest; (1) Small drops of condensed atmospheric
Please be actively revising your notes! Love vapour on cool surfaces appear at this time:
you (a) between mid-day and evening
'Bye. (b) between evening and nightfall
(c )between nightfall and morning (6) The line that is 23YP South of the Equatoris
IN LAST WEEK (d) between morning and mid-day called the ..
(1) The most easterly of the Caribbean islands (a) Arctic Circle
is one of these islands: (c ) Barbados (2)One effect of global warming of ourplanetis (b) Tropic of Capricor
(2) The head of government in Guyana is called: this: (c) Prime Meridian
(c ) President (a) longer days (d) Tropic of Cancer
(3) In which area is the range ofKanuku Moun- (b) regular high floods
tains found? (a) Lethem (c) dying rainforests (7) Lines of latitude and longitude are themeans
-(4) The Moco Moco Hydro-electric sites found (d) lowriverwater levels used to locate these objects. :
here: (b) Rupununi :(a) airplanes in hangers
(5) Which do you thinks the correct percent size The Rivers: Questions 3-5 (b) cities under the sea
of our interior savannahs' zone? (c) 55%: (3) Ourrivers have their origins here: (c) stars in the heavens
(6) The Caribbean islarids are made up of the (a) large lakes (d) places on earth
GreaterAntilles, the LesserAntilles, and the (d) .b) coastal planes
Bahama Islands (c) mountain tops Our History: Question 8 .
(7) Earth travels around the sun. This path is (d) tributaries (8) Why was the Union Jack used in Guyana
called its... (b) orbit before 1966?
(8) Vaqueros are persons associated with the (4) The Potaro River is found in this county of (a) Guyana wasowned by the Dutch
....industry. (c) cattle rearing Guyana (b) Guyana was a Commonwealth country
(9) Most of Guyana's imports of petroleum come (a)Hinterland (c) Guyana was in the West Indian Federation
from this country: (b) Trinidad & Tobago (b)Demerara (d) Guyana was a British colony

Hello boys and girls,
It's good to meet again with you today. Today
we will continue our topic on artificial material
(the source by which these artificial materials
are made.) which we started last week.
Last week our last topic was Glass and Gas to-
day we will look at Polyester, plastic and steel

Artificial Materials

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specifically condensation polymers, which con-. T
tain the ester functional group in their main a
chain. Although polyesters do exist in nature, (
polyester generally refers to the large family of .
synthetic polyesters (plastics) which includes (
polycarbonate and above all polyethylene (
terephthalate (PET). One of the most impor-
tant thermoplastic polyesters is PET. (
The word polyester is most commonly used in ref-
erence into the fiber. Polyester clothing is consid- t
ered to have a "less natural" feeling to it in compari- I
son to natural fibers. Quite frequently, polyester fi- c
bers are spun together with fibers of cotton, pro- r

during a cloth with some of the better properties of

Plastic:Any of various complex organic compounds
produced by polymerization, capable of being
folded, extruded, cast into various shapes and
ilms, or drawn into filaments used as textile fibers.
-Webster's Dictionary
0ow Plastic is Manufactured ,
The term "plastics",.encompasses organic materi-
als, such as the elements hydrogen (H),.chlorine
(Cl),carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and sulfur (S), which
has properties similar to those naturally grown in
organic materials such as wood, horn and rosin.
Organic materials are based on polymers, which
are produced by the conversion of natural products
or by syththesis from primary chemicals coming
rom oil, natural gas or coal.
lere is one of the four processing methods.
injection molding Since this process can pro-
duce moldings of high quality and with great accu-
acy, it is very widespread. It is predominately used

for thermoplastics but smaller amounts of thermo
sets and elastomers are also processed this way.
in injection molding, plastic material is also put into
a hopper, which feeds into 'a heating chamber. A
plunger pushes the plastic through the heating
chamber where the material is then softened into a
fluid state. At the end of this chamber, the resin is
forced into a closed mold. Onch the plastic cools
to a solid state, the mold opens and the finished
product is ejected. This process is used to make
such items as butter tubs, yogurt containers, clo-
sures, fittings and razors.

Steel is a metal alloy whose major component
is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying
material. Carbon acts as a hardening agent,
preventing iron atoms, which are naturally ar-
ranged in a lattice, from sliding past one an-
other. Varying the amount of carbon and its dis-
tribution in the alloy controls the qualities of the
resulting steel. Steel with increased carbon
content can be made harder and stronger than
iron, but is also more brittle.


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'Stijiday ~hiAaa1~'.~O6

Read the following passage and then answer (a)
and (b
It would be salutary, if difficult, to calculate the
total ependiture on school and travel since the
close tife last century. The sum would be worth
doing ecuse it would raise the interesting
question of how much value we were getting for
our money. Nothing is easier, of course, than to
pour soqrn. For many children the Kaieteur Falls
seeinstibethemostimpressivememory of their
tour across Guyana's hinterland: This might be
held to:et the cultural value of such trips in a
queeri~gt School heads again will befound o
say tait (he linguistic results of theirntours are.
Susualtlyigligible. Their usefulness; however, is
-aliiosrainly-ofadifferent order. Travel is a,
plea ,surend the imagination is quickened by
-ovel scenes andcircumstances. If;the tourhas
been cief~lly prepared during term, it may even
-be educational ir a direct sense.
Slightlyadapted from: "Comment in Brief)
(a) Choose five of the following words, which are
taken fr-orthe above passage, and then give
for eachi another word, or phrase, of similar
meaning, which might be used to replace the
word in the passage:
S salutary calculate
negligible impressive
culmthral stay
(b) Eplain ,oncisely the meaning of all of the
folloWdg, phrases, which are taken from the
above. passage:
(i) vaiue for our money
(ii) ina queer light
(iii) linguistic results of their tours
(iv) ofa different order
(v) quickerned by novel scenes
Note these uses of the Quotation Mark
1. "We would rather die on our feet," said
Princippe Patt, "than to live with our palms out-
2. "Prejudice is the child of ignorance," quoted
Ann Marie.
3. Hagar Dey recited her poem, "It's for the Pro-
motion of Justice."
4. Annette once said, "Mostly easy roads seem
to lead downhill!"
5. "Jewel, you get up the finance," said Nandy,
"I'll paste-up the fliers."
6. The original title of "Far From Danger" is "Do
not Disturb Sleeping Dogs."
Let's look at the argument composition to-
day. A great writer, R. L. Stevenson, once
said that an argument has to hold the
readers attention just like the action that
holds the attention of onlookers at a jug-
gling exhibition.
The manipulations on either side or the ar-
gument if for an instant is overlooked be-
come a sacrifice. The manipulations must
be precise. The writer must use a pattern of
expression, which is pleasing to the ear, and
which is addressed throughout to logic.
The fabric of argument must be neatly wo-
ven. The words and phrases chosen must
be precisely what the writer wanted to so-
lidify and maintain his/her argument. If there

is a knot in the fabric grain, then it must be
deliberate and aimed to the forwarding and
illuminating of the argument. Failure in this
is failure in the game.
Now read the following first-person account
put together by a young writer. Read it. See
whether you can tie in the advice of R. L.

1. The opposing opinions and attitudes can-
not be overlooked.
2. Be aware of getting into knots in your ar-
gument. Say it precisely as you want to.
Your attitude towards your subject makes
the difference in what you say and in the
words you use.

Stevenson and what the person did. Practice
SPretend that you are a member of Bubble
The other day Miss Askew asked if we ever Gum Society. Before you startto write the
stopped to think about money. Everyone -argument defending the use of b bblegum
in the class immediately begin to think: decide upon the points you aregoing to
about money, and the subject eventually express..
narrowed down to the United 'States coin,-.-;., : ,.: .;...
with theleastvalue- the penny. Then some- The Passage -.; -
one wondered aloud what a penny would- Reaching thetown, Troy descendedtoside
buy, but when the class cutup suggested :street and entered a pair of gates surmounted
bubble gum, Miss Askew- surprisingly bya boardearingthe words "Lester-stone and
enough looked interested "All right, girls marble mason". Withinwere ying abo~t stones
and boys," she said. "Let's write about of all sizes anddesigns, inscribed as being sa-
bubble gam." cred to the memory of unnamed persons who
We were all: digging for pens and pencils had not yet died.
when Miss Askew stopped us. "Why!" she Troy was so unlike himself now in look, word, and
exclaimed. "You're not ready to write about deed, that the want of likeness was perceptible
bubble gum. You haven't enough thought even to his own consciousness. His method of
to the subject." engaging himself in this business of purchasing
"Thought to the subject?" said a voice from a tomb was that of an absolutely unpt'acticed
the back of the room. "You don't have to man. Hecould rrot bring himself to consider,
think before you write about bubble gum. calculate, or economize. He waywardly wished
You must go ahead and write about it." for something, and he set about obtainirtg it like
"Oh, no," said Miss Askew. "You. have to a child in a nursery. "I want a good tomb," he
think whatever you write, no matter what the said to the man who stood in a little office within
subject is. What is your attitude toward the yard. "I want as good a one as you can give
bubble gum? Are you for it or against it? me for twenty-seven pounds."
Your answer to this question will make a dif- It was all the money he possessed.
ference in what you Say and in the words "That sum to include everything?"
you use. And what about the words you plan "Everything. Cutting the name, carriage to
to use? Why don't we work together on a Weatherbury, and erection. And I want it now, at
list of words that you might use in writing once."
about bubble gum? Then you can draw "We could not get anything special worked this
from this list as you write-just as you might week."
draw money out of a bank. As a matter of "I must have it now."
fact, let us call our list a word bank." "If you would like one of these in stock it could be
That is exactly what you have to do when made ready immediately."
you are preparing to write an argument. You "Very well," said Troy, impatiently. "Let's see what
need to do two jobs -decide on an attitude you have."
toward your subject and make up a list of "The best I have is this one," said the stonecutter, go-
words to help get that attitude across. Your ing into a shed. "Here's a marble headstone beauti-
attitude is the telling factor in this kind of fully crocketed, with medallions beneath the typical
writing. If your attitude is lukewarm then the subjects; here's thefootstoneafterthe same pattem,
argument will not be vibrant. If, however, and here's the coping to enclose the grave. Thepol-
your attitude is of great concern, then dy- fishing alone of the set cost me eleven pounds-the
namism in word choice and expression will slabsarethebestoftheirkind,and Icanwarrantthem
reign. to resist rain and frost for a hundred years without
Look at the two lists below. Take stock of the "And for how much?"
word choices. "Well, I add the name, and put it up at
In Favour Of Bubble Gum Weatherbury for the sum you mention."
chew "Get it done today, and I'll pay you the money


Opposed to Bubble Gum
A closer look at the two pieces of advice

The man agree' and wondered at such a mood
in a visitor who v ore not a shred of mourning....
1. Pretend that y)u are the person in the extract.
Write a person.., account of how you view your
experience purchasing the accessories ,men-
tioned in the text.
2. Write a price list of the goods purchased to
present it to the person who sent you on the er-
3. Write a poem incorporating the event dwelt
upon by the extract. Ree d it to a friend, and then
paste it upon a notice board.

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Sunday Chronicle January 15, 2006


From page XI
would want to talk to. And that, for me, captures the intimacy
and power of radio.

Q: Did you always want to be in radio?
A: I got into radio by accident. When I left Guyana and went
to McGill University in Montreal, I wanted to be an actor. I had
objected to leaving Guyana my mother really wanted me to go to
college but I'd already started a little acting career in Guyana and
the year when I left, I was voted by somebody or the other the
most promising young actor, so I thought I had a career there. When
I came to Washington in 1969, I got involved with a group of ac-
tors and activists, a number of old Student Nonviolent Coordinat-
ing Committee people, and we were doing street theater out of the
civil rights, black power movement. We received a request from
WOL Radio and in those days they had to do public affairs pro-
grams on the weekend as requirements for their license and they
sought to do that as inexpensively as possible so they asked us if
we would do some radio plays for them. ... After doing that for
about a year, the same station said, "Well, we'd also be interested
in you doing a weekly news magazine," and since we were actors
we thought we could act as news people. We started putting to-
gether weekly news magazines and that's when I fell in love with
news. I was the editor and the commentator.... WHUR Radio had
advertised in 1973 for a news editor. And at that time, I was really
impressed with its news department Milton Coleman [now with
The Washington Post] was there, Jean Wiley [a civil rights activist]
was there. So I applied for the job, got it and I've been broadcast-
ing ever since.

Q: What would your parents say about your career?
A: My father died in 1967. He used to always upbraid me,
used to lecture me, because he said I got away with stuff with my
mother because I had the gift of gab. And he bemoaned this quality
in me. And if he found out that I am actually making a living as a
talk show host, he would realize that he should have allowed me to

Q: Tell me about your name, since that's not the one you
were born with.
A: It was the 1960s and everyone had a radio identity so I
picked Kojo Nnamdi. Kojo means born on a Monday. Nnamdi
Azikiwe is the father of Nigerian independence.

Q: What's the most important quality for being a talk show
A: ... "Talk show host" is in some respects a misnomer, be-
cause this is really a listening business. I listen more than I talk.

Q: Who do you admire in the business?
A: Ted Koppel, Gil Noble of ABC's "Like it Is" and my col-
league Diane Rehm. Koppel's the best interviewer in the business
because he listens. I call him the great interrupter because he listens
very carefully and if a guest is not answering the question asked,
he always interrupts to put the guest back on track. From Noble I
learned how to ask direct questions pleasantly. I think that if you
ask somebody a direct question without grandstanding, they ap-
preciate it. For example, If I'm interviewing Louis Farrakhan, I look
him straight in the eye and say, "Does the Nation of Islam still
believe that white people were created by a mad black scientist
named Yacub?" And he will answer the question.


Doctors urge change in

child supplement guidelines

LONDON (Reuters) Global guidelines for giving iron and folic
acid supplements to young children should be revised because
they could be dangerous for some youngsters, doctors said on
Researchers from the United States and Tanzania called for the
rethink after discovering that the supplements can cause severe
illness and death if they are given to children in areas with high
rates of malaria.
"Current guidelines for universal supplementation with iron and
folic acid should be revised," Professor Robert Black, of Johns
Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, said in a report in The
Lancet medical journal.
He and his colleagues said the supplements could help iron-
deficient and anemic children but should not be given to those who
International guidelines recommend iron and folic acid
supplements for children under two years old living in areas with
high rates of anemia.

The scientists called for the change after studying more than
24,000 young children in Pemba, Zambia. The children were
randomly assigned to receive either iron and folic acid, iron, folic
acid and zinc or a placebo.
The scientists stopped the iron and folic acid arms of the study
early after discovering that children taking the supplements had a
12 per cent higher risk of being hospitalized with severe illness than
those in the placebo group.
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional problem
in the world. It affects 4-5 billion people, according to the World
Health Organisation (WHO).
Anemia can impair physical and mental development. Most
sufferers live in the developing world where the condition is
aggravated by worm infections and malaria.
"Our findings indicate a potential risk of routine
supplementation with iron and folic acid in pre-school children
in a population with high rates of malaria and other
infections," Black said.

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SundaX Chronicle January 15, 200


OR many
persons who

ft e affected by the recent
floods on the coastland,
rebuilding their
Livelihoods would
demand courage;
discipline and a
strategic plan to ensure
dicpin n


THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA has received a loan from the InterAmerican Development
Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP III Operations. It is intended that such funds
be applied for payment of contracts for projects undertaken by SIMAP Agency.

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

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

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

4 The cost of the Bidding Document for item (i) is G$ 5000.00 and items (ii) & (iii) is
G$10,000.00. Payment can be made in cash or by manager's cheque in favour of
SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done between the hours of
8:00am to 3:30pm from Monday to Thursday and from 8:00am to 2:30pm on Fridays.

5 Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less than 2% of the bid sum. The Bid
Bond / Guarantee must be in the form of a Manager's Cheque in favour of SIMAP
Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance Company, using the form
supplied by SIMAP Personal cheques will not be accepted.

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

7 SIMAP reserves the right to reject the lowest or any bid and is not obligated to give
any reasonss.

Executive Director
SIMAP Agency

their goals are
Most of those affected
severely are dependent on
agriculture as their primary
source of income. Thus, the
land is regarded as a primary
asset and efforts to restart
cultivation require colossal
efforts. To recommence
activities the following are
recommended as initial steps:

Remove plant debris and
animal carcasses

Sanitise the environment

Prepare seedbed and sow

The removal and proper
disposal of plant debris and
animal carcasses are important
since they can both be threats
to human health. Avoid
throwing plant debris and
animal carcasses in or near
waterways since these can
stagnate the water flow, provide
havens for mosquitoes, as well
as contaminate the water.
Pile all debris and carcasses
together, and then burn. The
ashes from the heap can be used
in seedbed preparation. Always
remember to sanitise feet before
entering the home after working
in the field and wash all
utensils, clothes and vegetables
with water treated with bleach.
As the water recedes, the
land will be soggy and it is
advised not to proceed
immediately to sow seeds

directly since most nutrients
would have been lost during the
floods. The land should be
allowed a minimum of 14 days
sunlight. This helps to remove
contaminants from the soil.
Efforts should be made to avoid
the use of heavy machinery on
the land. The use of such
machinery will further
compound the compactness of
soil. The use of hand tillers is
most appropriate for large scale
After primary tillage, the
soil should be allowed to aerate,
that is, for it to return to aerobic
(oxygenated) conditions.
While preparing the soil,
ensure rotted leaves, vegetable
scraps, pen manure and ashes
are incorporated into the soil.
The high organic input will spur
the return and multiplication of
earth worms and other soil
organisms which help in
improving the structure and
fertility of the soil.
In order to minimise the
lapse of time, the preparation
of seedlings should begin.
Seeds should be sown in
elevated seed boxes using
sterilised soil. Covering the
soil using plastic then
exposing it to a minimum of
two days to brilliant sunshine
should be enough. Ensure the
soil is spread in a thin layer
for proper sterilisation.
Another method of soil
sterilisation is by drenching
the soil with a broad
spectrum soil acting
fungicide after which seeds

can be sown.
For seeds such as
leguminous crops (bora, peas),
squash, pumpkin, ochro, corn,
a simple germination test should
be done before sowing to ensure
the quantity of seeds that will
germinate under field condition
thus reducing 'supply'.
To conduct the germination
test, place a moistened paper
towel in a shallow plate or dish
then randomly select a few
seeds. Place the seeds on paper
towel then cover with another
moistened paper towel. Cover
the dish or plate with another
plate to prevent evaporation
of moisture. Count, record and
discard sprouted seeds. Most
vegetable seeds germinate
between seven to ten days.
After ten days, discard seeds.
The final total count will
indicate the quantity of seeds
that will germinate. This
information is useful since it will
determine the number of seeds to
be places in the hole e.g. one
hundred percent germination will
allow one seed per hole.
Newly transplanted
seedlings in the field should
be treated using a broad base
soil acting fungicide to
prevent toppling over
'damping off' of seedlings.

i foreign Exchange. Mirlkel A.\llinriis
TJ. Sumrruar Iidlcalnr,

(-- .', Friday January 6, 2006 Thursday January 12, 2006
Buying Rate Selling Rate
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
Demerara Bank 197.00 199,00 202.00 203.00
GBT1 .190.00 195.00 201.00 201.00
NBIC 198.00 198.00 202.00 204.00
Bank Average 194.00 197.50 201.67 203.21

Nonbank Cambios Av. (5 largest) 198.90 202.00

BoG Average Market Exchange Rate: US$1.00 = G$200.25
B. Canadian Dollar
Bank Average 135.83 148.67 1.i5.67 163.50

C. Pound Sterling

Bank Average 316.17 341.83 352.67 363.33

D. Euro
Bank Average 212.50 230.00 245.00 256.00
E. Selected Caricom Exchange F. LIBOR- US$ G. PrTie Rate
Rates London Interbank Offered
Rate for Thur., Jan 12, 2005
Tr$= G$ 28.77
Bdos$= G$ 91.76 3 months 4;55000 'US' 7.25%
JS = G$ 4.45 6 months 4.68000'" ,I Guyzaia 16.38%
EC$= G$ 65.61
Belize= G$ 93.65
Source: International Department, Bank of Guyana.

NARI ad viso ry o

Sunday Chronicle January-1, 2006



WHAT do you
know about
t h e
environment? We have
all heard about the
environment at some
time or another, but
what does it mean?

The environment is every-
thing around us. It provides us
with food and shelter. The air
we breathe, the water that cov-
ers most of the earth's surface,
the plants and animals around
us all make up the environment.

The environment may be
studied by looking at its living
and non-living components:
The non-living or abi-
otic component of the environ-
ment includes air, water, light,
temperature and soil.
The living or biotic
component of the environment
includes humans animals and

There is great interdepen-
dence or interaction between the
living things and between living
things and the abiotic environ-
ment. The way living organisms
grow, reproduce and spread are
influenced by light, temperature,
air, soil and wind and water.
Humans depend greatly on
the environment for shelter,
food, clothing, energy, inspira-
tion and recreation. In the quest
for these things, man has not

managed his use of the environ-
ment very well, the result being
that the world now faces many
environmental problems.

Global warming is the
gradual warming of the earth's

atmosphere. This is caused by
the build-up of greenhouse
gases, which are mainly carbon
dioxide, methane, -nitrous oxide
and chlorofluoro-carbons
(CFCs). Carbon dioxide is re-
leased when we burn fuel (wood
or petroleum based) for cook-
ing, heating, manufacturing pro-
cesses and transportation.
CFCs are released when we use
some kinds of aerosols, fire ex-
tinguishers and also in the foam-
making process. The result of
global warming is that there is
the thinning of the artic ice cap
leading to flooding of coastal
lowlands e.g. Guyana's coast. In
addition, several species of ani-
mals die off and become lost

forever while social problems
such as poverty rear its ugly
Acid Rain: When acidic
gases such as nitrogen oxides
and sulphur oxides released
mainly from cars and power
stations respectively react with
water in the atmosphere, this
forms acids. When it rains the
acid damages plants and animals
and kills fishes as it drains into
lakes and rivers.
Species extinction: Many
species vanish from the earth as
a result of destruction of their
natural living places or habitats.
Habitat destruction results
when vegetation e.g. forest or sa-
vannah is removed by, drought,
floods, clearing for agriculture or
logging. Amphibians are a class
of vertebrates (animals with
backbones) that have decreased
in tropical and temperate re-

gions. Several species of frogs
and salamanders have become
extinct in recent years because
of the destruction of their habi-
The sea turtle, four species
of which come to nest on the
shores of Guyana is also con-
sidered to be dwindling in num-
bers and is considered cndan-

Poverty: Over one billion
people live in poverty condi-
tions. Poverty forces people to
put a strain on their local envi-
ronment by:

Deforesting, for fuel
and livestock,
Fishing, in environ-
mentally sensitive areas
Hunting, endangered
animals to sell or eat.

Pollution: This can be air
pollution, water pollution,; and
soil pollution. Pollution occurs
when harmful substances or
chemicals get into the air, water
or soil and make it unfit for use
by living things. There can also
be noise pollution when there is
an increase level of noise in the
environment so that it affects
living things.

The reality of the world's
environmental problems
forces humans to change the
way they think and interact
with the environment. More
and more people are
consciously taking steps to
ensure that as they use the
environment they leave it in
a state that will allow it to
provide for others to come.
Today, people are being
educated on the importance
of the environment. Good
environmental practices are
being promoted such as:
Replanting of trees
Proper waste dis-
Practice of Reduce,
Recycle and Reuse
Use of less chemicals
and pesticides
Setting up and ob-
serving protected areas
Conservation of re-
sources such as water, food,
forests, energy and soil

Many countries are ad-

dressing measures to ensure
that each individual takes re-
sponsibility for the environ-
ment. Pressure groups, regu-
latory and educational mea-
sures are some of the steps
towards the sustainable use
of our environment. However,
on an individual basis, YOU
can make a difference.

Re t c a a4ca '



NOVEMBER 15, 2005

IADB Loan No. 1548/SF-GY
Health Service Delivery Improvement
Project ID No. GY- 0077

(1) This Invitation to pre qualify follows the General Procurement Notice for this
project that appeared in the Development Business, issue number 322- 695/05
of March 2005

(2) The Government of Guyana has received financing from the Inter-American
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 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.

(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 email.

(6) Applications must be submitted at the address indicated in the prequalification
documents at or before December 29'h 2005 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 1500 hrs local time
Fax: (592) 225-6559
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Sunday Chronicle January 15, 2006


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

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

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

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

The major work items are:

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

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

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

Each set of bidding documents may be uplifted by any interested bidder from
December 29, 2005 upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Guyana $10,000,
or its equivalent in a freely convertible currency, by a bank draft payable to The
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Works and Communication.

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

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

and placed in the Tender Box at the Central Tender Board, Ministry of Finance not
later than 09:00 hours on the closing date. Late bids will not be accepted. Bids will
be opened immediately after 09:00 hours on the closing date at the Ministry of
Finance in the presence of the bidders' representatives who choose to attend the bid

The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding
process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of the Contract, without thereby
incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

Balraj Balram
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Public Works and Communication.
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By George Barclay

I N 1959, lot 17
Plantation Epsom,
Corentyne, was
compulsorily acquired
by Government under
the acquisition of land
for Public Purposes
Ordinance, Chapter
173. Compensation for
the said land was
authorised by the
Governor in Council in
the net sum of $20,
915.00 and a cheque for
the award was
deposited by the Board
with Crown Solicitor on
December 6, 1964.
The land, which was re-
quired for the purpose of dig-
ging the Mibicuri Canal in the
Black Bush Polder Land Devel-
opment Scheme, was allotted to
the added defendants The
Drainage and Irrigation Board
and Lewis Albert et al.
The plaintiff, Godfrey
Benn appealed against the
award. At the hearing, Justice
Harold Hughes dismissed the
Dissatisfied with the ruling,
Benn, in 1968, brought a claim
for $20, 686.50 ... the sum de-
posited with the State Solicitor
as compensation for land com-
pulsorily acquired by Govern-
The defendants, Drainage
and Irrigation Board, et al, also
laid claim to this sum in their de-
fence which involved a counter-
No reply and defence to the
counterclaim was filed.
The land in question was al-
lotted by a partition officer un-
der the District Lands Partition
and RE-Allotment Ordinance to
the added-defendants.
The plaintiff had in action
No. 312 of 1953 appealed
against the award, but the ap-
peal was dismissed and the
award confirmed by Justice
Hughes, in May, 1953.
Justice Hughes, however,
gave the plaintiff (among others)
a period of two years within
which to apply for prescriptive
title, but proceedings were not
The order of Justice
Hughes, was formerly entered in
March, 1966.
Counsel for the added-de-
fendants submitted in limine
that an estoppel per rem
judicatam arose on the plead-
ings and that effectively barred
the plaintiff from proceeding
with his claim. Counsel for the
plaintiff, Mr. C.M. Llewellyn
John argued that the award in
favour of the added-defendants
was invalid since it was based
upon possessory rights which
the partition officer was not
competent to inquire into, and
that the Court was entitled to
have the entire partition pro-
ceedings reopened.
Delivering judgment for the
added-defendants. Justice

Hughes held:
(i) a partition officer could
only legitimately inquire into the
claims of persons who were
'owners' within the definition of
Section 2 or who were 'claim-
ants' or 'mortgagees' within the
ambit of Section 16 (I) of the
Ordinance, and 'possessory
owners' were excluded,
(ii) Justice Hughes had given
the appellants (including the
plaintiff) a period of two years
within which to apply for pre-
scriptive title, and the gross de-
lay on the part of the plaintiff
in so doing amounted to a ac-
(iii) To reopen the partition
proceedings would, in effect,
amount to the court sitting as
a court of appeal upon the de-
cision of Justice Hughes, in the
partition appeal, and that was
an untenable proposition;
(iv) The plaintiff's claim
would be dismissed and judg-
ment given in favour of the
added-defendants in terms of
their counterclaim. Justice Frank
Vieira said as he gave judgment
for the added-defendants.
According to Justice
Vieira, on December 31,
1968, the plaintiff filed a writ
of summons against the
Drainage and Irrigation
Board and the Attorney Gen-
eral, who entered appearance
under protest, seeking:
(1) a declaration that he was
entitled to the sum of $20,
686.50 being half of the sum of
$41,373.00 deposited by the
Board with the then Crown So-
licitor on 6th June, 1964, being
compensation for land alienated
to the then British Guiana Gov-
ernment for the purpose of dig-
ging the Mibikuri Canal in the
Black Bush Polder Land Devel-
opment Scheme, Corentyne,
County of Berbice;
(2) an order requiring the
defendants to pay over to him
the said sum of $20, 686.50;
(3) an injunction restrain-
ing the defendants, their ser-
vants and or agents from pay-
ing out of hand the sum of $41,
373.00 as aforesaid unless the
said sum of $20, 686.50, repre-
senting one-half thereof, be paid
over to him; and (4) costs.
Judge Vieira went on to say
that on December 6, 1968, the
State Solicitor filed a summons
in Chambers seeking, inter alia,
the following orders:
(a) that the action be dis-
missed against the second
named defendant, i.e., the Attor-
ney General and
(b) that the added-defen-
dants (whose names are set out
in the rubric herein and hereaf-
ter referred to as the added-de-
fendants) be joined as defen-
dants under Order 14 Rule 15
of the Rules of the Supreme
Court, 1955 (herein after re-
ferred to as the Rules).
Judge Vieira explained that
on December 10, 1968, Justice
Fung-A-Fat, with the consent
of the parties, granted the or-
ders prayed for at (a) and (b)
above and granted leave to the
plaintiff to file his statement of
claim on or before February 10,

1969, failing which the action
was to stand dismissed with
costs to the added-defendants
and, in such an event, the State
Solicitor was at liberty to pay
over to the added-defendants or
their solicitors the sum of $20,
Judge Vieira explained that
on February 10, 1969, the plain-
tiff filed his statement of claim
in compliance thereto and the
added-defendants filed their de-
fence which included a counter-
claim on March 28, 1969.
He pointed out that the
matter first came up before
him for call-over on Septem-
ber 26, 1970, when it was put
down to November 4,1970, on
which date, "I upheld an ob-
jection in limine made by Mr.
King and dismissed the claim
and ordered the State Solici-
tor to pay over to the added-
defendants the sum of $20,
915.00 and costs were
awarded to the Board fixed in
the sum of $350.00 and to the
added defendants to be taxed
certified fit for Counsel."
Justice Vieira said that no
evidence was taken in the mat-
ter, which he did not consider
necessary, having regard to the
pleadings including the affida-
vits and other documents filed
in support thereof and, "to my
mind, the following facts were
clear and undisputed."
The judge added: "All the
parties in this action are claim-
ing and have claimed through a
common ancestor; the plaintiff
trough one Adam Caesar and the
added-defendants through one
James Albert, which would
bring them within the meaning
of "owners" and/or "Claimants"
under the Ordinance and, to my
mind, both the partition officer
and Hughes, J. must be taken to
have enquired into the oppos-
ing claims brought by the plain-
tiff and the added-defendants in
respect of Lot 17 in accordance
with the express and meaning of
those terms as defined.
"It is a rebuttable presump-
tion of law that all judicial and
official acts have been done
properly and regularly and
cannot agree with council for the
plaintiff, therefore, that the par-
tition officer must have been
taken to have enquired into pos-
sessory rights.
"This is an untenable
proposition after so many years
of silence and this gross delay
on the part of the plaintiff, to
my mind, amounts to acquies-
"Further, for me to reopen
the partition proceedings
would, in effect, amount to my
sitting as a Court of Appeal
upon the decision of Justice
Hughes, in the partition, an
equally untenable proposition.
"For these reasons, there-
fore, I dismissed the
plaintiff's claim and gave
judgment for the added-de-
fendants in terms of their
counterclaim. Costs were
awarded to the Board fixed in
the sum of $350.00 and to the
added-defendanLs to be taxed
certified fit for Counsel.

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Co m pensat ion award for

co m pl uso ry acq u isiti on

of land challenged

,Pl aintiff sa y to D i na ge & I rra@oa n Boardinsvali d..

Sunday Chronicle January 15, 2006

SINGER Alicia Keys is seen in Hollywood, December 4, 2005.
(Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Alicia Keys

bringing childhood

story to UPN
By Nellie Andreeva
LOS ANGELES (Holloywood Reporter) UPN, riding high with
its new Chris Rock sitcom 'Everybody Hates Chris', has joined
forces with Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys to de-
velop a drama loosely based on her childhood.
The coming-of-age story will follow a girl from a biracial fam-
ily. Keys, 24, was born to a white mother and a black father, who
split up when she was two. She was raised in the gritty Hell's
Kitchen area of New York by her mother, started learning classical
piano at six, and frequently ventured up to Harlem to absorb the
Keys will serve as an executive producer of the project,
which has received a script commitment from the network.
The script will be written by Felicia Henderson, whose series
credits include Showtime's 'Soul Food', UPN's 'Moesha' and
NBC's 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'.

Michael's Dr.

Dolittle ...
From page XXIV
an expert in zoo and aquatic medicine and surgery and has
been the chief veterinarian for Jackson's wild kingdom for the
past 15 years.
The animal doctor, who still provides care for Jackson's crit-
ters, seeks to recoup all unpaid bills along with all legal costs asso-
ciated with the breach of contract suit.
A hearing has been set for May 2.
Dinnes declined to comment las week; phone messages left for
Jackson attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. and publicist Raymone Bain
were not immediately returned.
Jackson, 47, hasn't been around to play with his pets since
his acquittal on child molestation charges, having taken up
residence in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain.
That vet suit is but one of several legal thrillers embroiling Jack-
son. In November, ex-manager Dieter Wiesner slapped him with a
$64 million breach of contract lawsuit, alleging the entertainer sold
merchandising rights that he didn't have rights to sell.
That same month, Jackson was sued by ex-business partner and
gay porn producer Marc Schaffel, who is seeking more than $3 mil-
lion in unpaid loans and fees and accusing the entertainer of finan-
cial and drug problems the same day he released a greatest hits box
set, Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection.
Jackson's legal docket also includes: sexual harassment lawsuit
brought by a New Orleans man; a lawsuit brought by Jackson against
the ex-manager, Marcel Avram, who successfully sued Jackson for
backing out of two millennium's eve concerts; and a breach-of-con-
tract lawsuit brought by the company that helped Jackson refinance
a monster-sized bank loan.
The load got a little lighter last week, though, when a federal
judge tossed a $10 million lawsuit Jackson filed two years ago against
a New Jersey businessman over some disputed Jackson family
memorabilia because Jackson failed to pursue the master.
Jackson has supposedly been working on his all-star Hur-
ricane Katrina benefit single, supposedly featuring contribu-
tions by Mariah Carey. lames Brown and Snoop )ogg. The
track., f ,irst a, ooulic d ack ;,i tL'e lenb ll. hha i ') hi! ;ir-

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ARIES Okay, so that temper of yours may be a bit more obvious to others
now. So whar? If anyone is entitled to show their anger (in controlled fashion,
of course no physical stuff, unless it's whacking at some fastballs), It's you.
Anger, assertion~and aggression are your business! Imagine a world where ev-
eryone 6Was.nice all the time. Eeewwwl Sil .'do yourself and the person you'd
like to continue seeing a favour: Make a-.iservation at the batting cage and
then go and practice. Really.
TAURUS Uh oh. You've been trying and trying and trying some more to Just
Say No to being mad still but you just can't seem to get rid of that urge to
let go and let you-know-who have it. The problem is that Just about everyone
around you even those not ordinarily prone to;'yessing' you for brownie points
seems to agree. Oh, this one calls for drastic measures. How about a sit-
down talk? A 'state of the relationship' kind of thing? Neutral turf and chaper-
ones/advisors are a must.
GEMINI What could possibly be better than trying something new, to your
mind? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Even if .11'doesn't work out, it's still better
than the same old same old. That attitude is about to come In plenty handy,
thanks to a fascinating new acquaintance who'll wake you up and broaden
your horizons. If your passport isn't current, better fix that. You may end up
with an Invitation to travel soon.
t 4',f CANCER A certain person you've spent a whole lot of time with lately is mak-
%" ing sounds like they're interested in being more than just friends, and you're
"-. not sure what to do. You've had your share of relationships, but there's some-
I 1 thing interesting going on here. You're thinking you may actually have some-
Sthing new. The real test, of course, is to see if you can spend time together
comfortably without feeling the need to keep on filling up the air with con-
stant conversation. Try it out.
ba LEO You've been hiding out for days, and those who know and love you -
okay, 'the fans,' truth be told are having withdrawal symptoms. If they want to
see you badly enough, they'll ask now, not just because they're In tune with
Sr ,your biorhythms, but also because they can't stand it any longer. If you're lonely
and at this point, you just might be let them visit. If not, say no. Absence
does make the heart grow fonder. And fonder. And fonder.
m VIRGO There's no doubt about it. All that tapping and fidgeting? Face it: You're
restless, and you don't know what to do about it. No matter what you thought
you were after just doesn't seem to be what you're really after any more. You
might be able to continue distracting yourself for a while, but until you can
/I discover what it is you really need to make yourself happy, you'll keep on tap-
SLIBRA You're after someone who'll allow you to express yourself all your
feelings, no matter how eccentric and unconventional they are. You'd better
find them quickly, though, because if you try to spend time with the usual sus-
pects now, it just won't work out. It might even get ugly and you know how
you'd hate that. Hey, you've been feeling the need to break out of this rut for a
good, long time. Here's your chance. Take it!.
SCORPIO If you've been thinking about moving, remodeling or adding on a
room or a deck lately basically, doing something different to your home It's
S_ o going to be impossible to resist for much longer. Before you tear down a wall,
however, you may consider a few things. The expense, of course and what
W1g you'll do if you don't stay In this mood long enough to finish the project.
( Wouldn't it be wiser to just hit a department store and choose a new color?
SAGITTARIUS As per usual, you've got something to say, and thanks to a
bold pair of planets the universe has instructed to help you operate your
mouth, you're ready, willing and able. Do yourself a favor: Before you actually
start going on at length, though, think about your audience. Are they truly
receptive? Do you really care? Most importantly, do you really want to alienate
everyone you come into contact with now? Why not settle for just speaking
your mind to the person who's earned it?
SCAPRICORN The more unusual it is, the more you'll absolutely have to call it
L your own. That goes particularly for objects, but also for people who happen
Sto be displaying qualities you're fond of. Before you get too involved, be sure
you're both available. Kindred spirits are great to have around, but if you're
after a long-term relationship, both of you being single sure would be a bet-
ter way to start.
AQUARIUS You've never been good at taking orders. Not at all, and not from
anyone. You've even been known to argue with the calendar: you often forget
birthdays sometimes even your own and deliberately ignore some holidays,
too. But if you see something you know would bring a smile to the face of a
loved one on a random Tuesday afternoon, you'll mortgage the house to get it.
And when someone you love needs some TLC like now, for example you'll
treat them so well they'll think they're the one who forgot the holiday.
PISCES You'd like nothing better now than to charge off after the one
you're wildly attracted to, completely forgetting about anyone and anything
else- and your perpetually keen instinct is telling you they'd absolutely adore
it if you did. Unfortunately, you're attached at the moment, and they may
be, too. Until that changes, hibernate and bide your time. You can do it -, that,'i but you'llcertalnly have your work cutout for you.



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Biotechnology & Biosafety Column

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Food and beverage biotechnology and the risks associated (Part 3)

Quick inter-session review

IN OUR first two articles on
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aspect of biotechnology and
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weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Milk allergy is caused when the immunity system reacts against theproteins found in milk This
happens due to the lack of the immune system to learn to recognize milk proteins as being
harmless. As in all cases of allergies, the most effective treatment is avoidance of the allergen,
which in this case is found in milk. One should watch the recipes of dishes consumed in
restaurants or at parties. Here are two dessert recipes without milk to help sufferers enjoy a
healthier life

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons Champion BakingPowder
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups water
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
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In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients
together. Combine all the wet ingredients together
in another bowl.
Pour the liquid ingredients all at once into the dry
ingredients, and beat until smooth.
Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 F (175 C) oven for 20-25
minutes. Let cool in pan. When cool sprinkle
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1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons Champion BakingPowder
2 cup sliced almonds (optional)
1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Combine the sugar, water, shortening, raisins,
spices, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to
a boil over medium heat, and stir while cooking
for 3 minutes.. Cool. Measure flour, soda, and
Champion BakingPowder, and sift together.

Gradually stir dry ingredients into raisin
mixture. Beat well. If an almond cake is
desired, stir in almond extract and almonds.
Pour batter into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.

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BRUSSELS IReutersi Veteran U.S. R&B act the Pointer
Sisters have been enjoying unexpected chart action in
Belgium with a cover version of Eurythmics' 1985 hit
*Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves.'
The remake, featunng Flemish pop vocalist Natalia. re-
cently peaked at No. 2 on the Flanders Ulrrapop chart.
The acts subsequently announced nine joint dates at
Antwerp's 15.000-capacit) Sportpaleis. beginning Jan 6.
The unsigned Pointer Sisters. famed for such tunes
as 'He's So Shy' and 'I'm So Excited', now consist of ongi-

nal member, Anin .jand Ruth P-linter a e.cll as Ruth's
daughter Issa. Natlia tirhst lined then nsltage during a
May 20014 Antwerp show
"I \ias a big Pointer Sisters fan." Natali says. "To be
onstage wlth them was one of the midestones in my career."
Natalia was a 2003 finalist in the local version of the
*Pop Idol' franchise. Her 2003 debut album. 'This Time',
shipped platinum i30,000 units). Sony BMG says 2004's
follow-up "Back for More" has shipped nearly 100,000

Britney Spears tops


Pop singer Britney Spears on
Tuesday topped an annual
Hollywood worst-dressed list
compiled by a fashion de-
signer who called her an
"over-the-hill Lolita."
Mr. Blackwell's list, which
also slammed starlets Mary-
Kate Olsen, Jessica Simpson,
Lindsay Lohan andParis Hilton,
summed up 2005 as a particu-
larly bad year for "couture
chaos, wardrobe wrecks and
stylistic sleaze."

Spears, who gave birth to
her first child last year, has been
a favourite on Blackwell's list
for the past five years. He de-
scribed her on Tuesday as go-
ing from "princess of pop to
the ultimate fashion flop.".
The self-appointed fashion
guru's lists are a Hollywood
tradition. Over the years they
have poked fun at everyone from
Queen Elizabeth to Elizabeth
In his 46th report,
Blackwell said that Olsen, 19,

who with her twin, Ashley
Olsen, heads a multimillion-dol-
lar entertainment empire appeal-
ing to young girls, looked "de-
pressingly decayed" in her "bag
lady rags."
He called Simpson, 25, a
"cut-rate Rapunzel slingin' hash
in a Vegas diner" and said Lohan,
19, was "drowning in grown-up
groaners" that added 30 years
to her looks.
Blackwell said hotel heiress
Hilton looks "like yesterday's
cheesecake," criticised "Desper-

ate Housewives" television star
Eva Longoria for "garish taste"
and described Oscar winner
Renee Zellweger as looking like
a "painted pumpkin on a pogo
Blackwell urged the women
on his list to emulate the "ef-
fortless beauty and memorable
style" of Reese Witherspoon,
Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss,
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie
Portman and Dionne Warwick.
Blackwell's worst-
dressed women of
2005 are:
1) Britney Spears
2) Mary-Kate Olsen
3) Jessica Simpson
4) Eva Longoria
5) Mariah Carey
6) Paris Hilton
7) Anna Nicole
8) Shakira
9) Lindsay Lohan
10) Renee Zellweger

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ICELAND'S singer Bjork performs during the opening
ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 13,
2004. Bjork, who famously dressed up as a swan at the
2001 Academy Awards, has been voted the world's most'
eccentric celebrity in a recent magazine poll. (Adrees Latif/
Bjork voted
world's most
eccentric celebrity
LONDON (Reuters) Icelandic singer Bjork, who famously
dressed up as a swan at the 2001 Academy Awards, has been
voted the world's most eccentric celebrity in a recent British
magazine poll.
The 40-year-old, who also had a run-in with a reporter in
Bangkok 10 years ago, beat out former world boxing champion Chris
Eubank and goalkeeper-tured-commentator David Icke, who came
second and third respectively.
Bernie Herlihy, editor of the BBC's 'Homes and Antiques' maga-
zine which held the poll, said readers had crowned Bjork the most
bizarre star thanks to "her quirky dress sense and very individual
type of music.
"She's known by the public for pretty crazy things like having
an altercation with a journalist," she added.
Former Doctor Who actor Tom Baker was ranked fourth while
the reality television star and former rocker Ozzy Osbourne came
fifth. Nearly 6,000 people voted in the poll.
"I thought someone like David Icke might (come) top actually,"
Herlihy said of the man who proclaimed himself the "son of God"
during a television interview in 1991.
The top 10 also includes John McCririck, Patrick Moore,
Vivienne Westwood, Jimmy Savile and Uri Geller.

POP SINGER Britney Spears has topped an annual Hollywood worst-dressed list compiled
by a fashion designer who called her an "over-the-hill Lolita." Mr. Blackwell's 46th Annual
Worst Dressed Women list, released on January 10, 2006, summed up 2005 as a
particularly bad year for "couture chaos, wardrobe wrecks and stylistic sleaze.' The top ten
pictured in this combination, photograph are (L-R, Top) Britney Spears, Mary-Kate Olsen,
Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria, Mariah Carey, Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith, Shakira,
Lindsay Lohan and Renee Zellweger. REUTERS/Files

By Josh Grossberg

E!Online The King of Pop is getting sued by the king of his jungle.
A California veterinarian who tended to Michael Jackson's exotic menagerie at Neverland Ranch
claims the singer failed to pay his bills, adding yet another lawsuit to Jackson's seemingly never-ending
list of legal entanglements.
The suit, filed December 27 in Santa Maria, California, on behalf of Dr. Martin Dinnes, alleges
Jackson owes $91,602 for nearly weekly care for an odd assortment of animals, including giraffes,
elephants, flamingos and orangutans, residing at Neverland's zoo.
(Jackson's most famous pet, the chimpanzee Bubbles, never made the move to the fantasyland
estate. Now in his twenties, Bubbles resides at a ranch owned by Hollywood animal trainer Bob Dunn.)
The vet, who owns and operates Dinnes Memorial Veterinary Hospital, also claims to have helped
Jackon acquire the pets.
"He filed this [lawsuit] with great reluctance," Dinnes' lawyer, Brenton Horer, told the Santa
Maria Times, adding that "he has a lot of admiration for Michael. This is just a business matter."
Per a press release issued by his alma mater, the University of California, Davis, Dinnes is
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