Guyana chronicle

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


Subjects / Keywords:
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Spatial Coverage:
Guyana -- Georgetown


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

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University of Florida
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CHICAGO, (Reuters) A Chicago woman arrested
for drunken driving slipped off her handcuffs and
drove away in a police cruiser, police said yesterday.
Chicago resident Veronique Armour, 22, was stopped

early Friday as she drove in the wrong lane on a city street. While
a police officer was removing Armour's 1995 Honda Civic hatch-
back from the street, she somehow escaped the handcuffs and drove
away in the officer's cruiser, said police spokeswoman Joann Tay-
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Guyana opens

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GUYANA has opened formal
talks with the European
Union on its national sugar
action plan expected to be the
basis of support measures
from the bloc to cushion the
impact of the sharp cuts in its
prices for sugar bought from
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eration Minister, Mr Clement
Rohee said the government be-
gan formal negotiations on the
plan here Friday with the EU
He noted that the plan was
prepared with inputs from the
Ministry of Agriculture and the
Guyana Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO), with technical
assistance from the British De-
partment For International De-
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mobilise finance required for vi-
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ture viability and growth of the
sugar industry, and to assist
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tunities in the agricultural sec-
tor and providing social and
economic safety nets.
Among those at the Friday
meeting was Head of the EU
Delegation here, Ambassador
Per Eklund.
DFID support to Guyana
and other Caribbean Commu-
nity (CARICOM) sugar pro-
ducing countries is a direct re-
sult of a commitment President
Bharrat Jagdeo and other
CARICOM heads of govern-
ment got from British Prime
Minister Tony Blair at a meet-
ing in London preceding the
Commonwealth Heads of Gov-
ernment conference in Malta
last November.

SFollowing the decision by
'i bheEuropean Commission
'EC ito cut the price of sugar
by 36% o\ er four years, which
would reduce the price Guyana
:receives by 523.7 pounds ster-
hug per tonne by 2009/2010,
the government has been focus-
ing on the plan to benefit from
EU promises of financial assis-
tance to ease the transition to
the new regime by the African,
Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)
countries, Rohee indicated.
In his capacity as
CARICOM spokesman on
sugar, he has also been spear-
heading efforts to develop fur-
ther the strategy by the region
and the ACP to meet the chal-
lenges of the reform.
And in this regard, Rohee
said Guyana and its
CARICOM and ACP partners
are intensifying lobbying in Eu-
rope to secure a realistic and ad-
equate sum of money from the
EU for the "Accompanying
Measures" from now until
So far the EU has only
committed to the release of
40M pounds sterling for imme-
diate adjustment assistance this
year and has hinted at 190M
pounds sterling per year for the
period 2007-2013, he said, but

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CELEBRATING it- 50th an-
niversary in grand style, bev-
erage giant Banks DIH Lim-
ited yesterday reported an-
other successful year with
the overall performance of
the group highlighted by an
increase in third party rev-
enue of $1.51B or 12.9%, from
$11.73B to $13.24B.
Chairman and Managing


Director of Banks DIH, Mr.
Clifford Reis said this increase
in third party revenue allowed
an increase in the profit attrib-
utable to shareholders which
grew by 0.4% from $820.4M to
Presenting his report to
hundreds of shareholders at
the company's 50th Annual
General Meeting at Thirst

noted that there is no agreement
as yet on the final package.
Lobbying efforts, he re-
ported, are also being directed at
defining the allocation criteria
for assistance, taking into con-
sideration national dependency
on sugar, the impact of reform
on the economy and export earn-
ings lost.
Moves are also under way
for the "Accompanying Mea-
sures" to be a genuine develop-
ment-based programme and a
fast-track mechanism for dis-
bursement to circumvent the
cumbersome and time consum-
ing procedures of the EC, Rohee
He added that these critical
issues will be high on the
agenda of a meeting of
CARICOM sugar stakeholders
provisionally scheduled for
February 8 this year in Trinidad
and Tobago.
Meanwhile, the minister wel-
comed reports from Brussels and
Strasbourg indicating the serious
disappointment of the European
Parliament with the November
agreement by EU member states
to cut sugar prices by 36%.
However, he said unfortu-
nately the opinion of the Eu-
ropean Parliament on sugar re-
form is not binding on the EC.

Park yesterday afternoon, Reis
said the group recorded another
successful year considering the
economic environment in
which it operated, the exten-
sive flooding earlier in the year,
the increased fuel prices/utility
costs and the associated impact
on the purchasing power of its
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He also reported that the price of Banks DIH shares moved
upwards from $4 at the end of 2004 to $12 at September 30,
2005, an appreciation in value of 200%. The net assets per share
at $13.70 had improved from $12.54 in 2004, he said.
Reis said the Board of Directors also declared a first interim
dividend of $0.12 per share, which was paid on May 30, 2005,
a second interim dividend of $0.12 per share paid on October
17 last year, and a final dividend of $0.16 per share which will
be paid tomorrow.
The total dividend for the year, he said, was $0.40 per share
with the overall cost being $400M. He reported th.i Cmtizen
Bank Guyana Inc, a subsidiary of the company, ImproT.ed -.
after tax profit from $278.3M to $345.5M, an increase of 24%.
"The good performance of Banks DIH Ltd came primarily
from increased physical sales of 6.7% and the bernefiit, reuliin;
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Chairman said.
Reis said the increased emphasis placed on good governance
over the year continues to raise the level of performance and
accountability in all areas of the company's operations. The ini-
tiatives taken will ensure that the company's -.tid:ird, are con-
tinually guided by the principals of good corporate governance,
he posited.
"Banks DIH Ltd continues to contribute meaningfully to im-
prove the social well-being of our citizens. We have given sup-
port to local culture, education, sports and other community
projects and will continue to take an active interest in various
social activities," he assured shareholders.
"We are also proud of being able to play an important part
in the development of our country through the payment of $3.6B
in taxes for the year and in retaining and developing over 1,500
members of staff."
He also recognized the sterling contributions made to the com-
pany by Mr. Joseph Vieira, A.A. who retired from the board on
January 2005 after serving 39 years as a Director. Mr. Vieira
has since passed away and Reis recalled that his dedicated ser-
vice and contributions to the group have undoubtedly enabled
the growth and development of the company over the years.
He also recognized the contributions made to the company
by another Director who passed away last year Mr. Lloyd
Piggott, who had served as a Director for eight years. "Mr.
Piggott served as Chairman of the Engineering and Projects Com-
mittee, a position that he ably filled. His contributions, espe-
cially in the areas of refrigeration and power generation, are rec-
ognized," Reis told shareholders.
He also recalled that the Golden Jubilee celebrations
of Banks Breweries Ltd were launched at a function at
Thirst Park venue on September 9 last year.

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Drainage pumps being redeployed

- President in flood-hit

East Coast villages

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo
yesterday toured several
flood-hit villages along the
East Coast Demerara and as-
sured residents that the im-
mediate concern was to get

the water off with the rede-
ployment of drainage pumps
and sourcing additional
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TORONTO (Reuters)
Canada's Conservatives are
heading for victory in
tomorrow's federal election
after 12 years out of power,
but will not win a majority of
seats in Parliament,
according to opinion polls
published yesterday.
The surveys, which could
be among the last before
Canadians go to vote, point to
an unstable Conservative
government that will need
support from other parties to
stay in power.
Pollsters said voters were
disillusioned with Liberal Prime
Minister Paul Martin after 18
months of a minority Liberal
government, but not confident
enough of the Conservatives to
give them unconditional
"The electorate has
collectively decided that we
gave Paul Martin the keys to
the car with some limitations in
2004. We were not satisfied
with that performance," said
Frank Graves, whose EKOS
poll of 2,313 voters put the
Conservatives at 37.1 per cent
voter support and the Liberals
at 26.9 per cent.
"Now we are going to try the
same thing with (Conservative
leader) Stephen Harper."
A second survey, by Ipsos-
Reid and published in the
National Post newspaper, said
38 per cent of voters planned to
support the Conservatives, and
26 per cent would vote Liberal.
That compares with 37 per cent
for the Conservatives and 29
per cent for the Liberals a week
"Harper is going to win on
Monday, there's no -question
about that," pollster Darrell
Bricker told the paper.

But Bricker dismissed the
idea of a Conservative majority.
"They are pretty well at the
top of their cycle," he said.
A Strategic Counsel poll
published in the Globe and
Mail said 38 per cent of
Canadians would vote
Conservative and 28 per cent
would vote Liberal.

Pollsters usually say that a
party needs about 40 per cent
of the votes to have a realistic
shot of winning a majority of
Parliament's 308 seats, coupled
with a gap of at least 10 points
between the leading party and
the one running second.
The Conservatives touched
that level in some opinion polls
earlier in the campaign, but
support slipped after Liberal
attack ads that apparently
capitalised on voter fears that
the party might be too radical,
especially on social issues like
abortion, which is freely
available in Canada.
In one advertisement,
Martin says Harper is too close
to conservative U.S. President
George W. Bush. The ad draws
on a Washington Times
newspaper article that said
Canada could elect the most
pro-American leader in the
western world.
Harper insists he has no
plans for curbs on abortion,
although he will allow a free
vote on whether to overturn
recently passed laws that allow
same-sex marriage.
The three surveys put
support for the left-leaning New
Democratic Party at between 17
per cent and 19.5 per cent. The
party propped up the minority
Liberal government, but has
little in common with the

Iraq rivals prepare for talks

on forming government

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By Ross Colvin

BAGHDAD (Reuters) Rival
Iraqi parties prepared
yesterday for tough
negotiations on forming a
government of national unity
that Washington hopes will
end sectarian and ethnic
strife tearing the country
As the parties held internal
talks a day after the release of
election results giving the ruling
Shi'ite Islamist Alliance almost
a majority, insurgents set off a
car bomb in a crowded Baghdad
market, killing one person.
The capital was sealed off
on Friday by security forces on
alert for attacks by Sunni
Muslim rebels, who accuse the
Shi'ite Alliance of vote-rigging
in last month's parliamentary
A motorcade carrying
members of President Jalal
Talabani's staff was attacked on
a main road north of Baghdad
late on Friday. Police said five
people were wounded, including
an adviser to the president,
when a roadside bomb struck
the convoy. Talabani himself
was not present.
The militant group Army of
Ansar al-Sunna claimed
responsibility for the attack,
according to an Internet
The Dubai-based Al
Arabiya television station
reported that a little-known
militant group calling itself the
Revenge Squadron had
kidnapped the son of a senior
Iraqi Defence Ministry official
and threatened to kill him unless
security forces stopped

cooperating with the United
Leaders of the Iraqi
Accordance Front, the main
Sunni Arab political bloc, met in
Baghdad to discuss lodging an
appeal against the poll results,
which gave the Alliance 128
seats in the 275-seat parliament.
However, officials at the
meeting made it clear the appeal
was a formality and Sunni Arab
parties would take part in talks
to form a government of
national unity, which the United
States hopes will undermine the
Sunni insurgency and allow
Washington to pull out its
Also part of the tactical
maneuvering, Shi'ite politicians
said they, too, would appeal
against some of the results.
Negotiations on Iraq's first
full-term government since the
2003 U.S. invasion are expected
to begin in earnest in the next
few days, but tough horse-
trading means it may take
weeks or even months for a
government to be formed.

"I'd be surprised if we have
a government before late
March," said a Western
diplomat closely following the
The Baghdad market blast
and the gathering of Sunni
parties showed that, while
many Sunnis have embraced the
U.S.-sponsored political process
they first boycotted, some have
still not abandoned the way of
the gun.
A series of roadside
bombings and car bomb attacks
killed six people, including three

policemen, elsewhere in Iraq.
Sunni Arabs, a minority
that was dominant under
Saddam Hussein, are wary of
the alliance of Shi'ite Islamist
parties and fear being
marginalised under a new
Shi'ite-led government.
The two main Sunni blocs
won 55 seats in the election,
giving them a much stronger
voice than in last yetr's interim
assembly, which they
boycotted. Other Sunni
politicians have four seats in the
Council of Representatives.
Washington is putting
pressure on the majority Shi'ites
and the Kurds, whose main bloc
has 53 seats, to form a
government that includes the
Sunnis, even the outgoing
interim cabinet formed by the
Shi'ites and Kurds includes
some Sunni figures.
"For us Iraq can't build on
a relatively narrower sectarian
or ethnic basis. It has to be
inclusive," said a U.S. official,
in Baghdad, speaking to
reporters on condition of
"We support a unity
government as the best means of
bringing Iraqis together after a
hard-fought election contest,
and we are encouraging all sides
in this to look to the
Sunni politician Hussein al-
Falluji, a member of the Iraqi
Accordance Front, said talks on
a grand coalition "might begin
tomorrow or the day after."

The Shi'ite Alliance was
also meeting to consider an
appeal, despite winning a near


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majority of seats. It is unhappy
with the formula used by the
Electoral Commission to award
seats and believes it should have
won more than 128, which is 10
short of the slim majority it
enjoyed in the interim assembly.
The two main parties
making up the Kurdish Alliance
- the Kurdish Democratic Party
(KDP) and the Patriotic Union
of Kurdistan (PUK) signed a
deal yesterday to form a single
administration for their
autonomous region.
The accord sets detailed
terms for sharing executive
power between the KDP and
Iraqi and U.S. forces
continued their hunt for the
kidnapped U.S. journalist Jill
Residents of several
Baghdad neighborhoods said
soldiers had raided their homes
looking for the reporter.
The Arabic satellite channel
Al Jazeera aired a video on
Tuesday from a group calling
itself the Revenge Brigades,
which set a 72-hour deadline for
all Iraqi women prisoners to be
released or Carroll would be
There was no word on
Carroll's fate yesterday, but the
Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR) called for the
28-year-old reporter's
kidnappers to free her.
CAIR executive director,
Nihad Awad, told Reuters in
Baghdad: "We came to Iraq to
appeal to the kidnappers to
release Jill Carroll, because
by doing this they will prove
to the world that Muslims are
an indulgent people."

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Ex-Bajan opposition leader heading

Sunday Chronicle that he had ceed along the path to
decided on a political membership and involve
to PM s p future with Arthur's party and with the Arthur administer
government. Mascoll said he could n


Barbadian politician who,
until last weekend, was
parliamentary Opposition
Leader, is now heading to
team up with Prime Minister
Owen Arthur's Barbados
Labour Party (BLP) and a
place in his government.
Clyde Mascoll, a 46-year-

(Reuters) Drug gangs mowed
down three people in a drive-
by shooting in Acapulco on
Friday, a day after members
of a drug cartel in the
northern border town of
Nuevo Laredo murdered
three others and set their
bodies on fire.
The killers in the Pacific
resort of Acapulco shot their
victims in the street in an
outlying district of the city,
home to some 700,000 people.
"The characteristics of the
crime show it was an execution
by those who are caught up in
drugs," Acapulco Mayor Felix
Salgado said.
A feud between rival drug
gangs broke out in Acapulco in
2005, surprising Mexicans more
used to drug violence on the U.S.

old economist, resigned as Op-
position Leader, quit his
membership of the opposition
Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
and was yesterday waiting to
join the ruling BLP all within
one week.
His resignation as both Op-
position Leader and member of
the DLP followed a no-confi-
dence move against him by four
of the seven opposition MPs in

border or in the drug-producing
states of western Mexico.
Last year, the deputy head
of a state police force was shot
dead leaving a beachside
restaurant and suspected
members of a drug gang attacked
a police station with grenades.
Tourists have not been
involved in the violence and
Salgado said the city, popular
with U.S. visitors, was safe.
"People involved in illicit
activities have problems, but
tourists are respected here, they
walk about here, they are looked
after here," he said.
More than 1,000 people
died in drug killings in Mexico
last year, mostly in a fight be-
tween the Gulf cartel in north-
eastern Mexico and an alliance
of traffickers from the western
state of Sinaloa.

the House of Assembly and the
return of David Thompson, 44-
year-old lawyer and political
leader to that parliamentary
post he held in 2001.
Amid growing speculations
of his rapid switch to the BLP,
currently running a third-term
administration, Mascoll, who
has been associated with the
DLP for the past dozen years,
confirmed to the

On Thursday, firemen in
Nuevo Laredo found the bodies
of three men who had been shot
and set ablaze to warn off rivals
in a drug war that has claimed
16 victims this month in the
town, just across the Rio Grande
from Laredo, Texas.
The bodies were found in
the trunk of a burning sport
utility vehicle. Two of the men
were handcuffed.
Dousing victims with
gasoline and burning them is a
favoured tactic of the warring
cartels, designed to spread fear.
Nuevo Laredo is on the front
line of a war for control of the
lucrative cross-border trade in
cocaine, heroin and marijuana.
Border violence has increased
since Mexican President
Vicente Fox declared war on
drug cartels a year ago.

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There has been no official
statement from either the BLP or
the Prime Minister's office about
Mascoll's inclusion in the
government. But in a significant
public signal of the likely results of
private, behind-the-scenes
discussions between the two men,
came last Wednesday night.
While wrapping up the
2006 Budget debate, Arthur
praised the former Opposition
Leader who now sits as an
Independent in the 30-member
House of Assembly.
The Prime Minister said he
and Mascoll shared many
attributes in life, listing some as:
economists entering politics,
condemned as 'technocrats',
and "having to go through the
hornpipe, full bend, and to
suffer the ridicule of those who
took their relative poverty as a
stigma and used it against them."
Mascoll was to reciprocate
that sentiment Friday when
declaring: "Since I have no
intention of quitting politics at
this time, then the only way for
me to go is towards the
Barbados Labour Party"
He admitted to having been
in communication with Prime
Minister Arthur and said he
expects to hear from him again
soon "on the basis of my in-
volvement with the BLP".
He said he already had "the
blessing" of his St. Michael
North West constituents to pro-

not at

this stage comment on the nature
of that "coming political
inclusion" with Arthur's
administration, adding:
"Frankly, I would be more
comfortable putting my talents
to use in Barbados' interest,
alongside Prime Minister
Arthur, than having to suffer
the one-man politics of (David)
Thompson in the DLP...
"I regret having to say so,
but that's the harsh reality
today. The word "democratic"
has been systematically erased
from what the DLP. The letter
'D' Pow represents 'David', the
king who has been led to think
by some of the party's elders
that his kingdom has come".
Questioned whether he felt
compelled to resign from the
DLP because of the nature of
his private conversations with
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AT TIMES of national disasters, it is incumbent upon
all political parties to put on hold narrow, self-serving
politics and seek practical ways to cooperate in the
interest, first of the victims of such disasters, and,
secondly, in the broader national interest.
Such a challenge now confronts the political parties,
as well as civil society organizations, from the natural
disaster of floods ravaging Guyana's farming
communities and villages.
In our competitive system of multi-party parliamentary
politics, it is understandable why some may wish to
score political advantages, particularly at a period when
new national elections are within months of being
But to engage in cheap politicking in the face of
enormous hardships being encountered by the victims

of spreading flood waters, with crops and livestock
inundated, villagers' livelihoods and normal ways of living
seriously disrupted, betray a callousness that should in
no way be countenanced.
Protests by citizens along coastland villages affected
by floods, or as earlier occurred, in seeking better police
protection against armed criminals who terrorise, rob
and even kill, can be distinguished from politically-
instigated actions, whether it includes blocking
roads, statements designed to cause confusion and
divisions or, worse, criminal tampering of vital drainage
structures and facilities.
Such harmful politicking has been in evidence over
the past two years in severely hurricane-hit CARICOM
states, like Grenada and Jamaica, and those, like
Trinidad and Tobago, that have had to deal with the
consequences of repeated floods and mudslides.
Guyanese had revealed a most commendable level
of stoicism in battling in 2005 the ravages of the worst
ever floods in living memory that descended upon this
country and coincided with a new wave of armed banditry,
murder and criminal terror.
That spirit to overcome is certainly required in coping
with today's enormous challenges that have arisen from
rising and spreading flood waters.
The President and his cabinet ministers and officials
have been fanning out to make on-the-spot
assessments of the problems to better determine how
to bring immediate relief and to follow up with new
policies and programmes to avoid, wherever
possible, this disaster from recurring.
Ultimately, it is a government's responsibility to find
the technical and financial resources to effectively deal

with natural disasters that add to Guyana's social and
economic burden.
Whatever deficiencies may have been spotted by its
opponents, it would be difficult for anyone to honestly
say that the government has not been on the
offensive from the beginning of this latest natural
disaster, in identifying short-term and long-
term solutions, and moving in transparent, bi-partisan
approaches as it reaches out to the affected
Let's keep the partisan, nit-picking politics out of the
way and substitute instead practical suggestions and
offers of assistance that could make a difference in
favour of the flood victims.
When this latest natural disaster is effectively
arrested, the financial costs would run into billions of
dollars, not to mention the human suffering dimension
resulting from the floods.

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GUYANESE bending under
the pressures of floods that
are creating havoc with their
lives and body blows to the
national economy, could be
excused for having little, if
any interest in the
internal political turmoil of
the opposition Democratic
Labour Party (DLP) that
exploded publicly in Barbados
last week.
Yet, given the reality of our
independence as member states
of one Caribbean Community
and the similarities we share in
so many areas of our political
and cultural life, the significance
of the traumatic developments
for Barbadians should have

more than passing interest for
This is also true for
Jamaicans and Trinidadians
whose parliamentary parties
have had their own convulsions.
Today, for instance, in
sharply contrasting
moods, members and
supporters of Jamaica's ruling
People's National Party (PNP)
will be focused on a meeting
of the party's National
Executive Council while, across
in Barbados, those of the
opposition DLP remain set to
desperately cope with
some traumatic developments.
The PNP and DLP, viewed
as old allies, are among the
oldest parties of the English-
speaking region, a category to
whidCh'alN' 'belongs to the

People's Progressive Party and
People's National Congress of
Guyana, and People's National
Movement of Trinidad and
There has, however, been a
significant difference in the
manner of the PNP and DLP
choosing their respective
political leader, who, if
successful at national elections,
automatically becomes Prime
This has at least been the
pattern from the 1960s when
Michael Manley rose to the
helm of the PNP to replace the
party's founding leader and
statesman, Norman Manley.
The open, national
campaigning, not free
from political bitterness, for
leadership succession in the
PNP a feature also of internal
politics of the Jamaica Labour
Party was to significantly
intensify in 1992 when P.J.
Patterson and Portia Simpson-
Miller competed to replace
Manley. We know who
emerged the victor.
Some 14 years later, with
the JLP still languishing in
opposition, but now quite
optimistic of forming the next
government, the battles of a
quartet of aspirants to succeed
Patterson, is much more fierce
and with the media very much
glued to the process.
The retiring Patterson
himself cannot be certain who,
among Peter Phillips, Portia
Simpson-Miller, Omar Davies
and Karl Blythe will replace
him as party leader to become
Prime Minister in April.
Although Simpson-Miller
leads in all opinion polls, the
final decision rests with the
secret ballots of an expected
assembly of about 4 000 party

Both the date for electing his
successor as well as that of his
choice to demit office as Prime
Minister will be announced at
today's meeting of the 250-
member strong National
Executive Council the PNP's

highest decision-making forum
outside of a regular or special
For the DLP in Barbados,
as is also the case for most of
the parliamentary parties within
CARICOM, choosing a leader is
strictly a matter for a regular or
special conference of party
delegates without any of the
sort of public campaigning that
takes place in Jamaica to
mobilise support.
This kind of campaigning
had first occurred in Trinidad
and Tobago in 2001 when then
Prime Minister Basdeo Panday
called for and witnessed, much
to his chagrin, a campaign for all
posts, other than party leader,
to be directly elected by the
members of the United National
Congress, instead of by


delegates chosen at the level of
constituencies or party
The bitterness that
overflowed from that UNC
election campaign, with the
slate of candidates headed by
then Attorney General, Ramesh
Maharaj, gaining the winning
edge for the General Council,
was to prove a contributing
factor in the UNC's subsequent
electoral defeat and return to
power of Patrick Manning's
In Barbados, the bitter DLP
debate fueled over leadership
and strategy to reclaim state
power, has been festering, even
before the party's third
consecutive electoral defeat by
the governing BLP in May
2003. The result of that internal

squabbling dramatically
exploded within 48 hours
just over a week ago.
First, Clyde Mascoll, a 46-
year-old economist, formerly of
the Barbados Central
Bank, quit as the DLP's
Opposition Leader in the House
of Assembly last Monday.
Then came his surprising
resignation also from the party
with which he is known to have
had an active 12-year
Mascoll's hasty visit to
Governor General Clifford
Husbands to present his letter
of resignation as Opposition
Leader, took place within hours
of four of the DLP's seven
parliamentarians delivering a
letter to Speaker of the 30-
member House of Assembly,
Ishmael Roett, that favoured his
replacement by 44-year-old
lawyer, David Thompson,
himself one of the quartet of
Thompson, flamboyant,
with a waspish tongue, is a
former Finance Minister in the
government of ex-Prime
Minister Erskine Sandiford that
fell to a no-confidence
parliamentary vote in 1994,
leading to new elections and the
return to power of the Barbados
Labour Party (BLP), this time
with the economist Owen
Arthur as Prime Minister.

Controlling the reins of
power for three terms and
hoping to achieve a consecutive
fourth term as the PNP did -
when the election bell rings in
May 2008, if not earlier,
Arthur's BLP expects to
benefit, big time, from today's
leadership bacchanal rocking the
What a sorry mess in which
the Dems find themselves as
Barbadians, of all walks of
life were yesterday celebrating
as a public holiday, Errol
Barrow Day, that marks the
birth anniversary of a dynamic,
visionary national hero, founder-
leader of the DLP, who led the
country into independence 39

years ago.
One of the realities of our
region's history in multi-party
democracy is that divisions
often surface within the ranks of
both ruling and opposition
In the current situation in
Barbados, the worse
case scenario of shattering
developments in the ranks of
the DLP, would certainly
compare with that of Panday's
UNC when it experimented
with a PNP-style open
campaign in 2001, with a
recurrence of some similar
problems last year.
Yet, the foxy Panday has
managed to engineer
his maintenance of control of
the UNC's machinery, having
made way for the economist
Winston Dookeran to emerge as

the new elected leader but yet
to be become also Opposition
Leader. This remains a work in
progress, the end of which is
not easy to predict.
In the case of the DLP, its
sel f inflicted
wounds, specifically in the
bitter leadership feud that
centred on Thompson and
Mascoll, has left much
spattering of political blood.
Neither Thompson nor
Mascoll should escape blame
for the tragic state of affairs to
which their politics have
reduced the DLP. At the same
time, one can empathise with
the personal challenge Mascoll
faced to his integrity and which
led his quitting as Opposition
Leader. It was his subsequent
resignation from the DLP that
came as the real surprise.

Unless he is contemplating
sleeping in bed with Arthur's
BLP then Mascoll may well
have written finis to his political

future by quitting the Dems.
However, from latest signals I
have received, it is quite possible
that Barbadians may soon
witness Mascoll singing from
the same hymn sheet with
Prime Minister Arthur as the
newest BLP recruit.
Some think that Mascoll's
dramatic departure may well
create some space among
DLP decision-makers for
healing, however tortuously
obtained, to be much more
focused in its goal to wrest
power from Arthur's BLP at
the next general election.
Others feel that any such
healing process would depend
very heavily on a new leadership
style by Thompson who needs
to critically assess a public
image of himself as a politician
waiting in the wings to become

the next Prime Minister and
reputedly possessed with a
worrying Machiavellian
leadership streak.
For now, in his anxiety to
show a difference in the DLP's
post-Mascoll phase, Thompson
may already have committed a
costly political sin.
It has to do with his strange
"apology" to the Barbadian
people in Parliament last
Tuesday for the internal turmoil
of the Dems. More specifically,
his pledge that this would
"never again" occur under hie
Clearly, with the political
carving knives of known
dissident "colleagues" likt
MPs Denis Kellmar
and David Estwick, as well a
Senator Fruendel Stuar
remaining unsheathed
Thompson's "never again'
pledge may be premature. I
also wrongly conveys th
impression that his owr
hands have been clean in the
leadership battle.' '


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STa n Tga band n


I AM freaking mad and I am
planning a street protest,
which seems to be the latest
fashion craze.
My proposal is to gather a
group, get some old tyres and
some old vehicles to block a
main street to register my deep
concerns. (A well-placed source
in the protest circles told me
yesterday that with demand ris-
ing and supplies dwindling as
fast as vegetables and ground
provisions, the price of old
tyres is jumping up rapidly, so
I'll have to fast track my plans
before the prices shoot out of
my range.)
My protest group probably
would not be able to hire a flat-
bed trailer to drive and park east
to west on Sheriff Street in
Georgetown to block all traffic
on that main thoroughfare. (One
would have to have a hefty bud-
get to rent a flat-bed trailer to
block a main highway as part of
a protest; but according to two
other newspapers which pub-
lished photographs with their
reports yesterday, a flat-bed
trailer was used to block the
highway at Belladrum, West
Coast Berbice in the flood pro-
test there Friday. Ho, hmmm...)
So the protest I am contem-

plating would have to be backed
by old tyres (if the money can
be scraped together to get some
quickly) and old vehicles and I
have got just the prime place in
mind for a protest that would
draw immediate and full atten-
tion to my cause.
You guessed right! It would
be directly outside Buddy's
Nightclub and Pool Hall on
Sheriff Street, Georgetown,
from a Friday night, running into
Saturday night and then move
to the Georgetown seawall for
the Sunday night.
How's that for some slick
Can you imagine the confu-
sion that would take over
Georgetown if access to
Buddy's, Club Avalanche, the
Sheriff and those other prime
nightspots is blocked to the
hordes of the young and rest-
less, the bold and beautiful and
the multitude of the in-
betweens that throng that av-
enue from Friday night to Sun-
day night?
That would be the mother
of all protests and I am almost
guaranteed full support from the
crowds that line the seawall and
the avenue weekend in, week-
end out, if they sniff anything


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near to anything that would dare
interrupt their fun.
And I am not thinking
about recruiting tassa drums and
drummers for my protest. I am
going for the Tanga Band.
What's a Tanga Band?
That's what as a youngster
we called what you know now
as the masquerade bands that
seem to pop up on Georgetown
streets at Christmas, Indepen-
dence and Mashramani. Now
they are small bands of mostly

The 100,000-Year


--"\e are in a fool's climate,
accidentally kept cool by
smoke, and before this cen-
tury is over, billions of us will
die and the few breeding
pairs of people that survive
will be in the Arctic where the
climate remains tolerable." If
anybody but James Lovelock
had said that, you'd dismiss
him as an attention-seeking
panic-monger. But it was
Lovelock himself.
A couple of centuries from
now, Lovelock's reputation as
an original and influential
thinker in the life sciences may
rival Charles Darwin's. On the
other hand, it's possible that
nobody\ will remember either
him or Darwin two centuries
from now, because there may be
no civilisation left. It is already
too late to stop drastic global
warming, he says, and the catas-
trophes that follow may sweep
it all away.
Lovelock's great scientific
insight began with a question:
why are the Earth's climate, and
even the very composition of
the atmosphere itself, so radi-
cally different from what they
would be on a dead planet?
Earth's two neighbours, Venus
and Mars, have atmospheres
that are almost entirely carbon
dioxide;,whereas,theQ,2O2 in our

own atmosphere is only one-
third of one per cent. That
makes all the difference, because
it keeps Earth cool
At our planet's distance
from the Sun, a carbon dioxide
atmosphere would give the
Earth an average surface tem-
perature of 290 degrees Celsius
(554 degrees Fahrenheit), far too
hot for life. Venus, only one-
third closer to the Sun than us
but blanketed with CO2, has a
temperature of 465 degrees C
(869 degrees F). So what re-
moved the carbon dioxide here,
gave us this lovely, thin, oxygen-
and-nitrogen atmosphere, and
maintained the Earth's average
surface temperature at between
10 and 20 degrees C (50 and 68
degrees F) for the past 3.5 bil-
lion years? Life, of course.
The Earth's early atmo-
sphere was almost all carbon di-
oxide. On a lifeless world, the
C02 would gradually have got
thicker (it comes from volcanos
and accumulates over time), and
the planet would have got hot-
ter and hotter. But here, early
life-forms incorporated the car-
bon from the CO2 into their
bodies and released the oxygen
into the atmosphere as a waste
product. New forms then
evolved that could use the oxy-
-gen to run a far more efficient

metabolism, and the whole bio-
sphere took off.
Earth reenim wih Life because
the temperature is livable, and
that is so because the atmosphere
stays largely free of CO2. In fact,
the average surface temperature
on thi planet has varied onl\
uitiun a narro: range of 10 de-
grees C (18 degrees F) over the
past three-and-a-half billion
years, despite all the ice ages and
warming spells that seem to bring
such dramatic changes. The Sun's
heat output has increased by
about 20-30 per cent during that
time, and still the climate hasn't
changed. Something is actually
KEEPING it stable.
There is only one plausible
candidate: life itself. Lovelock
made the intellectual leap in the
1970s and hypothesised that as
living things evolved on this
planet, they actually shaped
their environment through com-
plex chemical feedback loops
that maintain the average tem-
perature, the salinity of the
oceans and various other key
variables at the levels best
suited to life. He was going to
call this complex mechanism the
"biocybernetic universal system
tendency," but a neighbour of
his, Nobel Prize-winning novel-
ist William Golding, persuaded
him to call it 'Gaia' instead.
It was a mistake. New Age
romantics embraced the con-
cept, but their enthusiasm actu-
ally slowed down scientific ac-
ceptance of the concept. Only
in the past decade has
Lovelock's theory, now renamed
"earth system science", been

boys and a few old men beating
drums, blowing flutes and danc-
ing in the inimitable and intricate
flouncing styles of the
Guyanese masqueraderss'.
The Tanga Bands of my
childhood were sights to behold
- not the pale imitation they
have dwindled into these days.
They were large and colourful
bands with tall 'Mother Sallies'
(skilled men on stilts balancing
and dancing under gaily-dressed
huge doll-like dummies), ram-

widely accepted among main-
stream scientists.
Lovelock has worried aloud
about global warning for thirty
years, because the living feed-
back mechanisms that keep the
atmospheric CO2 down are
good at dealing with gradual
changes, but unable to cope
with the speed at which the
level has been rising since the
industrial revolution. Indeed, af-
ter a certain point, these feed-
back mechanisms will tend to
MAGNIFY temperature
change. "The Earth is about to
catch a morbid fever that may
last as long as 100,000 years,"
he warns, with temperatures
rising 5 degrees C (9 degrees F)
worldwide and as much as 8 de-
grees C (14 degrees F) near the
poles by 2100.
We are living in a "fool's cli-
mate," Lovelock says, that
seems normal only because at-
mospheric pollution in the
northern hemisphere is reflect-
ing much sunlight back into
space and keeping global tem-
peratures low. At some point,

paging 'Bad Bull' dancers and
teams of other dancers and mu-
And their attraction and lure
was all the more because the\
appeared only at Christmas
And now we have the little
bands, the masqueraders, and it's
against the make believe Tanga
Banders that I want to rally my
old tyres protest.
No, man; I am not against
the masquerade dancers on the
streets of Georgetown. My
worry is about the Tanga Band-
ers about whom Adam Harris,
Julia Johnson, Enrico Woolford
and others in the media band
should be equally concerned.
I bet none of you could catch
Julia, Adam, Enrico or others in
our fraternity masquerading as
lawyers, accountants, business-
men, political scientists, econo-
mists, geologists, or such like.
If any among us dare nail up
a shingle outside our offices
with signs like 'See Dr Quack
Woolford, qualified dental sur-
geon'; 'Attorney-at-Law Harris
offers the cheapest fees to de-
fend drug mules'; 'Consult Ms
Johnson, ACCA, for the latest
on how to cook the books to
avoid taxes', the accountants,

however, something will
cause a major industrial down-
turn a war that doubles the
price of oil, a global bird flu
pandemic, whatever and
within weeks the smoke will
thin out dramatically. Then
we will find out how hot it
really is already.
There will be repeated
episodes of this sort as the
CO2 builds up during this
century, he predicts, and in
the long run, civilisation will
collapse in most
places. Much of the densely
populated tropics would be-
come desert and scrub, mas-
sive population movements
would overwhelm borders,
billions would die of hunger,
and war would take care of
most of the rest.
Now Lovelock is saying
that it's already too late to
avert that outcome: "We will
do our best to survive, but
sadly I cannot see the
United States or the emerg-
ing economies of China and
India cutting back in time,
and they are the main source
of emissions. The worst will
I don't know if
Lovelock is right, but I take
him very seriously. He is,
as he says, a "cheerful
sod," and he didn't used to
talk like this. It's very wor-
Gwynne Dyer is a Lon-
don-based independent
journalist whose articles
are published in 45 coun-
James Lovelock's new
book, 'The Revenge of
Gaia', will be published by
Penguin in Britain on
2 February.


lawyers, businessmen, political
scientists, economists and oth-
ers would lose no time lodging
protests with the United Na-
tions, the International Court of
Justice and other world bodies.
Journalists pretending to be
such professionals would be a
sacrilege. We dare not poach on
their territory:
But have you seen how so
many 'experts' in other fields
have somehow managed to em-
bed themselves in our profes-
sion, masquerading as journal-
Ours is a noble profession
(and there are some charlatans
among us everywhere) but we
in Guyana are in danger of be-
ing overwhelmed by the mas-
queraders who are fast making
us an endangered species.
On local TV and in sections
of the print media, there are so
many who take it upon them-
selves to speak in our name
that it's becoming difficult to
recognize a fellow traveller, a
member of the fraternity.
One watches them, at-
tempts to read them, and one
is faced with a mighty puzzle
from where in heaven's name
did these pseudo-journalists
emerge? Where were the
trenches in which they cut their
teeth and tempered their jour-
nalistic steel? Where were their
groundings with the brothers
and sisters in the times of
From whence have they
come and upon whose strength
have they dared to venture into
the realms of the initiated?
Where in the media world did
they serve an internship before
attempting to impose their
questionable credentials on the
rest of us?
There's nothing wrong in
experts in various fields doing
commentaries or analyses for
the media on what they were
trained in, but it's a travesty of
no mean order when latter day
Tanga Banders frolic and at-
tempt to move to steps on
ground with which they have
not even a nodding acquain-
They are awkward tres-
passers and they have been
masquerading too long and too
often on holy ground and they
are becoming more than a severe
pain in the behind.
And it's time to take them
on, Julia and Adam et al.
Fires on them, people!
So, I am going to round
up the old tyres before the
prices get too hot and I prom-
ise, Julia, you and I will do
the Passa Passa at Buddy's
after our protest to dance out
these freaking, Tnoga Band-

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8 .. .. "SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22; 2006

ON JANUARY 1st last year
the CARICOM countries
were scheduled to launch the
Caribbean Single Market
(CSM) with the development
into a Single Economy by
It didn't happen.
But the citizens and
residents of CARICOM
countries as well as the rest
of the world were assured that
the CSM would be inaugurated
on January 1st 2006.
Numerous public
statements from the
CARICOM Secretariat declare
that the Single Market started on
January 1st this year. In
contradiction to those
statements, there is to be a
ceremony to launch the Single
Market in Jamaica on January
30th, and then only by six of
the member states: Barbados,
Belize, Guyana, Jamaica,
Trinidad and Tobago and
In truth, the world knows
that over the last two years
great fears have surfaced about
the CSME, particularly among
the member countries- of-
CARICOM who are also
members of the Organisation of
Eastern Caribbean States
(OECS). These countries are:
Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts-

The paralysis of fear

Nevis, Dominica, Grenada, St
Lucia and St Vincent & The
These fears have paralyzed
the necessary action to launch
the Single Market by all the
countries 'of CARICOM
collectively and joyously.
The OECS members have
now made it known that they
will not sign up to the Single
Market at the Jamaica
ceremony on January 30th.
We can list some of the
They include: fear among
some of the people that their
country will be swamped by
persons from other Caribbean
countries bringing crime, drug
addiction and even 'another
culture'; fear by some of the
people that their jobs will be
taken by persons from other
Caribbean countries; fear by
some business people that their
enterprises will be put out of
business by other Caribbean
companies or by imports into
their local markets from other
Caribbean countries; fear by
some governments that
unemployment u ill rise from
the collapse of local businesses;
fear by some governments that
their indigenous people will
turn against them politically for
allowing entry to 'foreigners'

Dr. J. Evertsz
Dermatology (skin specialist)
will be in Guyana on
January 23, 24, and 25, 2006 9 am to 5 pm

Clinics will be held on those
days at Mercy Hospital.



GuySuCo, Engineering Services
Department, LBI, E.C.D invites sealed bids
to carry out :-

> Repairs to Processing House and Mill
House at LBI

Interested contractors should purchase bids
from the Engineering Services Department
by latest Friday, February 3, 2006. Site
visits at bidder's own expense is arranged for
Tuesdqv. January 31, 2006 at 9 am r:n
-... -- '1n i nuay, .. ary 1 7,
The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.
reserves the right to accept or reject any
or all of the tenders without assigning any

Group Agricultural Engineer

from other Caribbean countries;
and, fear by some governments
that their countries will be
relegated to markets for exports
from other Caribbean countries
while their own exports will
decline, thus retarding their
During the course of 2005,
in light of the failure to launch
the CSME on January 1st 2005
and with some of the public
fears being revealed by the
press, the secretariat did mount
region-wide public education
programmes. But, by then
many of the fears had become
deeply ingrained.
And, what is very
significant is that few of the
CARICOM leaders actually
went out to public meetings, to
town hall occasions or even on
radio and television to allay
fears and convince people of the
importance of the CSME.
Barbados' Owen Arthur was a
notable exception.
Over the last few months
Barbados Prime Minister
Arthur and a special Technical
Team visited several countries to
discuss their concerns, and to
indicate that special and
differential treatment including
compensatory measures and
preferred access to a Regional
Development Fund would be

- CARICOM's greatest enemy

given to Guyana, as a highly
indebted poor country, and to
the OECS countries.
But, a month ago on
December 23rd the OECS
countries indicated to the
CARICOM Secretariat that
they had decided "individually,
and as a group", that they are
"unable to be party to the
CSME at this time"
Then this month, the same
group of countries promised to
sign on to the Single Market by
March 31st, 2006, provided
certain measures are in put in
place by then. Among the
measures are: a meaningful
Development Fund, special
industry protection for the
OECS, and delayed removal of
Alien landholding restrictions.
Similar circumstances
occurred when the Caribbean
Free Trade Association
(CARIFTA) was being
inaugurated in 1968.
The governments of
Antigua, Barbados and Guyana
had signed the Caribbean Free
Trade Agreement at Dickenson
Bay in Antigua in 1965 with the
intention of reviving the regional
integration movement which
appeared to have died with the
collapse of the West Indies
Federation in 1962.
After painstaking work by
regional technocrats and much
bickering among regional
governments, the terms of a
treaty to be signed on 1st May

1968 were agreed. But, on that
date only Trinidad and Tobago
joined the original three
Except for Antigua, which
was a founding member of
CARIFTA, the Leeward and
Windward Islands (now the
OECS), at the last moment laid
a declaration of intent to join on
1 July 1968. A major hold up
then was their insistence on the
establishment of the Caribbean
Development Bank from which
they expected development
funds would flow mainly to
Earlier, they had insisted
upon and been granted -
various compensatory
mechanisms which were
embodied in the CARIFTA
Further, as a response to
CARIFTA, they formed the
Eastern Caribbean Common
Market (ECCM). Not
dissimilarly the same countries
are now talking about forming
an Economic Union.
The development of an OECS
Economic Union would be a good
thing, particularly if it means that
the union would be a single
member of the CSME setting trade
policy and speaking and acting on
behalf of OECS countries as a
whole. It would make the OECS
group a stronger entity and better
able to bargain within the CSME
since it would command greater-
resources and would itself become
While history repeats itself,
the fears about the Caribbean
Single Market live on. They
need to be quelled.
A clear picture needs to
emerge about the establishment
and funding of the Regional
Development Fund. OECS
countries should understand
that while they may be given
preferential access to its
resources, they also need to
contribute to it.
It is also time that it is
said that some inefficient and
uncompetitive companies
will collapse throughout the
region, but stronger
Caribbean companies will



The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. invites suita
qualified Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender
the supply of FIELD EQUIPMENT.
S Crawler Hydraulic Excavator
Wheeled Payloader
Cane Loader
Double Wheel Ditcher
Outboard Engine (15 Hp)
New or Used Single Cab Pick-up
New or Used Double Cab Pick-up

Closing Date for Tender will be Thursday, Febru
16, 2006.
Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted
from Purchasing Manager Field at the address
below from Wednesday, January 25, 2006:-

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161, 3162
Fax: 592-222-3322

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

replace them providing job
security and contributing to
economic growth; some
skilled workers will be
displaced in their native
locations, but they will have
the option of transferring tc
other places in theii
Caribbean homeland
criminals from one area o:
the Caribbean will not b(
able to travel to other part:
of the region to commi
crimes for immigration
controls will still be in place
and information about
criminals will be bette
organised; there will b
comp-etition in- th
production and sale of good
and services, but competition
will also reduce prices.
There is still much to d(
CARICOM has to develop
reliable and sustainable air an
sea transportation links if th
region's production is to b
truly integrated, and if the region
is to become a market for ii
own production.
It will not be plain sailin
every day; but every day as
single market, the Caribbean wi
be better placed to endure in
highly competitive world.
It is boldness not fear th,
will take the people
CARICOM forward.
(Responses t<

f C'i r to u r- in ffV f Wa erW
*Age 30yrs. & over
*Must be computer literate
(Word, Excel preferably)
*At least 2-3 yrs. experience with
payroll, NIS, Paye,
*Must have experience with
writing correspondences
Apply in person with written application & 2 References to the:

Hardware 6 moorium
78 Church St., South C/burg. Between 1:30-2:30pm

Job opportunities exist for the following:

Digital Graphic Designers.
"Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, illustrator
and PowerPoint is compulsory.
*Knowledge of Wide Format Printers will be an

*Must have a minimum of 3 subject CXC or
equivalent including Maths and English,
*2 years experience and a portfolio

Photo Lab Printers/ Technicians
"At least 2 years experience operating a minilab
"Knowledgeof processing, printing and sorting
*Knowledge of lab maintenance and stock control will be
an asset
*Must have a minimum of 3 subjects CXC incL Maths &
English along ith Chemistry or Physics, Certificate in
Radio Electronics & Sen icing (RES) from GTI

Send applications along with 2 recent
references from previous employers
and a contact telephone number to
P.O Box 10585 no later than
1" February, 2006 or
email personnel@'

UNDAY CHRONICLE January 22, 2006



by Robert Persaud, MBA



'HIS week, I will continue to
resent clear cut evidence to
how that whenever and
wherever there are proven
ases of corruption, there is
wift and condign action by
he Government. The cases
itied were chosen by the
;tabroek News' editorial
aptioned corruption
visited in which I was
sked to present a status on
these matters.
e. The fifth matter in the
editorial involved the
emigration scam where
regularities were discovered
rith the granting of the duty
:ee concessions to remigrants
iho were otherwise not
Status: The editorial totally
;nored information that was
eely available in the media and
ad indeed been previously
ported in the Stabroek News
self which stated that
resident Jagdeo had invited the
auditor General's Department
which produced a report on the
latter. The media also
ablished that it was the
resident who sent the
cretary to the Treasury and
her officers on leave pending
je outcome of a full
estigation. Perdessa Dundas,
clerk in the Ministry of
foreign Affairs was placed
,fore the Court with an
Iditional 12 charges laid against
pr. Media reports showed that
after the Auditor General's
department Report was
resented, the Guyana Police
force and the Director of Public
osecution (DPP) collaborated
the investigations into the
leged fraud. Their
investigations led to
Fosecutions based on the
vice of the DPP. The
Involvement of others in the
regularities was not established
id the Director of Public
fsecutions (DPP) highlighted
at fact in his advice offered to
te police. The Guyana
revenue Authority, on the basis
the established fraudulent
-signation of remigrants' status
id the improper provision of
ie duty-free importation of
-hicles, moved to seize and
:cure possession of those
,hicles. Efforts continue for the
tcovery of the illegal
ncessions in accordance with
ie law. The Guyana Police
force has recently concluded
at it has no evidence to charge
Ir. Rekha.
f. The sixth issue concerns
e export of dolphins by Mc
fal Enterprises owned by
dinga Lumumba who was not
licensed wildlife exporter and
would not have been allowed to
:port the dolphins.
Status: The examination of
e transaction showed that the
ead of the Wildlife Unit
rceived the Authority and
without permission provided

approval to Mr. Lumumba to
export dolphins. That
authorisation included the
provision of a permit which
was quite legal and in
accordance with the rules and
the regulations. Efforts were
made to implicate the Head of
the Presidential Secretariat in
wrong doings. Dolphins are not
on the list of Wildlife species
whose export is banned. The
investigation showed that for
the dolphins that were exported
through the Wildlife Unit
permits received the standard
levy on the cost of the exported
species that was paid in full.
Mr. Lumumba accepted conflict
of interest in his dealings with
the Wildlife Management Unit
and made a public apology. The
Head of the Wildlife
Management Unit was
subsequently dismissed.
Also, the Auditor General's
Department was urged to do a
special investigation and
confirmed that financial
irregularities played no role in
that transaction. The
US$500,000 that was
mentioned had in no way
represented losses to the
Wildlife Unit. The results of
that investigation were reviewed
later by the then Auditor
General. A study was also done
by former Chief Fisheries
Officer Reuben Charles which
concluded that there is no
scientific basis to ban the
exportation of dolphins.
g. The seventh matter dealt
with a Stabroek News claim that
the PNCR member on the
Board of the Directors of the
Guyana Forestry Commission
had provided information to the
effect that drug barons had
purchased two local timber
companies and that State Forest
Exploratory Permits had
recently been approved to
someone with questionable

Status: I have been advised
that the Guyana Forestry
Commission has not been a
party to any transaction
involving transfer of ownership
and/or control of timber
companies. Neither has it been
a party to addressing
applications for permits outside
of the rules and regulations laid
down in the statutes. The
issuances of the State Forest
Exploratory Permits follow an
established procedure. The
Board examines the application
in accordance with the law and
recommends action to be taken.
The recommendation is taken to
the Cabinet where its merit is
assessed and a decision given.
Up to the present date, Cabinet
has not granted State Forest
Exploratory Permits to any
Company whose officials have
been associated with the
activities that statutorily
precludes them from being
provided with such an
Exploratory Permit. The
granting of Exploratory Permits
is rules-based and the Forestry
Commission asserts that it has
been, in all instances,
discharging the statutory
provisions to the fullest extent
when making recommendations
to grant such permits to the
Office of the President. I trust
too that the PNCR Member
would supply the law
enforcement agencies and the
media with the name(s) and
other relevant information in his
possession on those persons)
who are involved in illegal
activities in this sector and
The above response to the
cases cited by the Stabroek
News demonstrates that there
has been corruption in the
public sector involving staffers
and acts of poor judgment by
others. But what is even more
evident is that when these
charges are reported and

confirmed, swift and condign
action is taken by the
Government. It must be noted
that the hands of the
administration are tied when
there is a court ruling.
It is important to recall
several of the policy
interventions by the
government to stamp out
corruption at all levels in the
public sector by the following:
reintroduction of the
annual Auditor General's Report
giving effect to the
Integrity Commission
strengthening the Guyana
Police Force's white-collar crime
becoming signatory to
various international anti-
corruption conventions
the National Assembly
now has a greater input in
public policy and programme
revising the fiscal
management laws of the country
reintroduction of an open
tendering system in Guyana
passage of and giving
incremental effect to the
Procurement Act, including
removal, of Cabinet powers to
award contracts
establishment of a Money
Laundering Unit
revamping of the Inland
Revenue and Customs
departments which led to the
creation of the Guyana Revenue
constant public
information and update on
government's policies, plans and
While recognizing that there
is no 'silver-bullet' to end
corruption in the public and
private sectors and there will
always be on-going spurious
allegations by the unhelpful
opposition and some others in
the media, we will not
compromise our commitment to
a lean and clean Government.

The President is on record as
stating and restating his
Government's fight against
corruption. We have seen the
results based on the above and
other cases not cited. Public
disclosure and follow up action
against those involved in
corruption is at an
unprecedented level. Gone now
are the days when acts of
corruption in the public sector
were swept under the carpet and
investigations thwarted from

the top.
Still, no one would
disagree that there is still
corruption in the public sector
at even the lowest level. But
if there are more anti-
corruption measures to be
activated by the
Administration, these will be
considered with haste. All
must support the
Government and other
relevant agencies in the fight
against corruption!



The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc.invites suitably
qualified Manufacturers and Suppliers to tender for
the supply of Rodenticide.

Closing Date for Tender will be Thursday, February

Tender Package can be purchased and uplifted from
Purchasing Manager Field at the address below
from Monday, January 23, 2006: -

Materials Management Department
Ogle Estate,
Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
Telephone: 592-222-3161,3162
Fax: 592-222-3322

The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs invites Tenders from
suitably qualified Boat Builders Contractors to submit
bids for the execution of the following:
Description of Boat to be constructed:

The proposed work comprises the construction of a New
Cargo/Passenger Launch of dimensions length 70' 0" long,
width 23' 0" wide with a 12' 0" high hull.

The hull of the boat of Metal Sheeting and the
engine should be diesel engine of two (2) 100 hp inboard

Asketch design can be uplifted from the Administrative
Office, Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, Thomas and Quamina
Streets, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, during the hours
of 09:00 15:00, Monday to Friday.

Tenders must be addressed to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry ofAmerindian Affairs, Thomas & Quamina Streets,
South Cummingsburg, Georgetown no later than February
13, 2006.

Each Tender must be accompanied with valid certificate 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.

"Gc .erninmrei as ca:n re .I-ed or iip it v 90'i g, g


Oxfam International Charity Organization is seeking qualified staff for the
following posts to work on the "Support for Food Security, Livelihoods Recovery
and Disaster Preparedness in Flood-Affected Communities of Guyana" project.
Oxfam GB is seeking qualified staffforthe following positions:-
Livestock Technician (2) (3 months) To start Immediately.
Social Organizer (4) (5 months) -Starting February 2006
The ideal candidates will have a Technical Diploma relating to livestock or
agriculture; have experience working with communities in Regions 4 & 5; work in
accordance with Oxfam GB's policies, procedures and code of conduct.
All interested candidates are requested to send a sealed envelope with their CV,
photocopy of ID and a one page handwritten letter saying why they are interested
and feel qualified for the position, to 1 Cummings and Lamaha Streets,
Georgetown, no later than January 24, 2006 or by email to:
Please label the envelope with the name of the post to which you are applying.
For further information, please request complete job descriptions at the same
mail and email address.
Only short listed applicants will be contacted


CSME ambitious, necessary

By Wendella Davidson

Georgetown Chamber of
Commerce and Industry
(GCCI) and successful
businessman Captain Gerry
Gouveia views the creation of
a Single Market and
Economic space amongst the
15 member states of the
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM), as a very
ambitious but necessary
Gouveia; said he is very
excited about the new
possibilities and challenges that
CSME will bring to the shores
of Guyana:
The CARICOM Single
Market came into effect on
January 1, 2006 and so far, six
countries! lave signed on. They
are Trinidad and Tobago,
Jamaica; Guyana, Belize,
Suriname and Barbados.
According to Gouveia, the
CSME is necessary as one of the
preparatory measures to deal
with the serious threats to the
livelihood of the Caribbean's
peoples in the rapidly changing
conditions under which trading
was conducted with the rest of
the world, in particular, Europe.
He said the greatest benefit
lies in the fact that finally,

Guyana will have a guaranteed
market for its rice, sugar and
other non-traditional exports
such as fresh fruits and
vegetables, as well as the wide
range of skilled human resources
which would now be available
to the Guyanese business sector.
Guyana's skilled
construction workers can now
travel freely' across the
Caribbean selling their labour
while still taking care of, their
families who remain in Gdyana,
he noted. i ;
In addition, G uyana's
tourism sector stands tb Oenefit
in huge ways from the (SME,
both in terms oflthe increase in
visitor arrivals frpm the
Caribbean, as well as /all the
hospitality expertise that is
available across the region.
To this end, training in this
sector is vital to Guydn at this
time and Guyanese cbtold now
easily access the i training
institutions in other Ciribbean
However, Gouveia also sees
the private sector being at a
huge disadvantage in this
regional integration
He noted that Guyana's
private sector which was
virtually crushed during the 70s
and the 80s was only revitalised

in the 90s, hence he sees it as
being only 15 years old.
Consequently, the country's
private sector is being pitted
against 40- and 50-year-old
companies in the Caribbean,
and therefore, companies in
Guyana must become more
efficient and competitive, not
only in the provision of services
to the consumers, but also in the
manner in which employers
treat and reward their staffers.
"It makes strategic sense to
seek out joint ventures and
partnerships with other
Caribbean companies," he
"As a country we are
already suffering badly from the
brain drain and it is perceived
that in the short-term, as the
CSME moves ahead, more and
more Guyanese will venture out
to seek new economic
opportunities across the region.
"It is my belief that
while we may suffer some
losses in the short-term due
to higher domestic
production costs and even
increased brain drain,
Guyana, in the longer-term
stands to gain in significant
ways from being an integral
part of this Caribbean union.
"If a country is not cost-
competitive across all sectors,

then production losses are
compensated by gains in others.
Countries which lose out in
trade in goods right gain or can
seek to gain from trade in
services," the GCCI Chairman
Another r positive for
Guyana, is its geographic
location on t*e continent of
South America which presents
it with a huge Opportunity as it

POLICE are probing three
armed robberies committed
on two households and a gas
station oni Friday and
The Pdlice reported
yesterday that, a woman and
her three female friends were in
her Prospect, East Bank
Demerara home when the
bandits entered through an
unlocked door about 19:00 h
The Police said Auditor,
Linda Hodge, 40, was robbed
by four men, two of whom
were armed with handguns. The
others had knives.
The worhen were held at
gunpoint before they were
beaten with tFe guns about their
bodies. One of the four women
was sexually assaulted by one
of the bandits, the Police said.
The robbers took away a
quantity o4 jewellery and
$35,000 cash and escaped.
Intanother attack, Police said

opens the gateway to both
South America and the
It is from this perspective
that Guyana is, and will be very
important to this union,
Gouveia charged. He pointed
out that the potential of
portfolio capital flows into
Guyana for equalising gains
from economic integration
should -also not be

a gang of seven men who were
armed with guns and cutlasses,
ion Friday robbed two families
*residing in a two-flat house at
Number 63 Village, Corentyne,
The Police reported that
about 23:00 h, Moti
Bhimsingh, 32, and his wife,
Nadira Parmassar, 30, were in
the upper flat when they
heard a knocking at the door
by persons claiming to be
policemen. Bhimsingh opened
the door and was confronted
by four gunmen who
demanded money and jewels.
The frightened couple
handed over a quantity of
jewellery and $10,000 cash.
Simultaneously, the three
other men from the gang of
seven forced their way into the
lower flat occupied by labourer,
Vishal Drup1llie, 19, and his
wife, Oma Drupallie, 19, and
took away a quantity of

He also sees his own
Group of Companies
(inclusive of a Boutique Hotel
- Roraima Residence Inn; a
fully IATA accredited Travel
Agency; a full service
International Airline Ground
Handling agency and a
Domestic Airline Roraima
Airways), as all centred in
the travel and tourism sector.

Not satisfied with the
booty, thei bandits forcibly
took Bhiinsingh and the
Drupallies to the Number 63
Beach area where they .were
beaten and threatened to kill
The seven bandits then
escaped and up to press time
were still at!large.
In the third robbery, two
pump attendants at Two
Brothers Gas Station at Vreed-
en-Hoop, were attacked by two
motorcycle bandits and relieved
of cash belonging to their
The Police said about
05:00 h Saturday morning,
the employees, Sudesh
Singh, 22, of Met-en-
Meerzorg,, and Karim
Seopersaud, 18, of Windsor
Forest, West Coast
Demerara, were held at
gunpoint by the robbers
who took away a total of
$60,000 cash and escaped.

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e Care

1. Ten ers are invited from suitably qualified persons to provide the following items to the
Geogetown Public Hospital Corporation.

A) monitoring Electrodes (Adults & Paeds)
B) Pharmaceutical Envelopes
C) P mpers (Adults & Paeds)
D) Garbage Bags

Tenderers can bid on any or all of the above-mentioned works

2. Tender Documents can be obtained from the Cashier, Finance Department of the.
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation,: New Market Street, from 09:00h to
15:00h, Monday to Friday upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $1000 each.

3. tach Tender must be enclosed in a sealed envelope which does not in any way identify
Ithe Tenderer and should be clearly marked on the top left-hand corner "Tender for
I(specific item(s))".

4. Tenders must be addressed to The Chairman, National Procurement & Tender
Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, and must be placed in the Tender Box
Situated at the Ministry of Finance, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown not later
than 09:00h., Tuesday 7th February, 2006.

Tnders will be opened immediately after the closing periods. Tenderers or their
representatives are invited to attend the openings.

5. Each Tender must be accompanied by a.valid Certificate of Compliance from the
Commissioner of Inland Revenue Authority (IRD) and from the General Manager,
National Insurance Scheme (NIS) in the name of the individual if individual is
tendering or company if company is tendering.

6. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation does not bind itself to accept the lowest
or any Tender.

Michael H. Khan
Chief Executive Officer


- GCCI President

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22, 2006 .

IAST reports

Successful conversion

of coconut oil into diesel

By Chamanlall Naipaul

THE Institute of Applied
Science and Technology
(IAST) has announced a
breakthrough in the
conversion of coconut oil into
diesel through the
modification of available
technology to local
At a press conference
Friday at IAST's Turkeyen
headquarters, Head of IAST, Dr.
Suresh Narine, said that a
laboratory produced bio-diesel
has been successfully tested on
a Caterpillar front-end loader
which was donated by
MACORP to test the use of
the locally developed fuel.
Dr. Narine stressed that the
production of the fuel here is not
a Guyanese invention, as bio-
diesel is being produced in many
countries. He, however, pointed
out that the technology has
been adapted to suit local
He explained that the
production process of bio-diesel
yields glycerol as a by-product
which is widely used in the
pharmaceutical industry. The
development of a local bio-
diesel industry will result in
economic advantages and other
benefits, he said. Dr. Narine
noted too that bio-diesel is
much more environmentally
friendly as it produces 75 per
cent less carbon emission than
conventional diesel.
It is estimated that the cost
of bio-diesel at the pump would
be around $540 per gallon
which is much lower than the

current price of diesel.
However, Dr. Narine pointed
out that should the current price
of diesel plummet, bio-diesel
would not be able to compete.
One of the hiccups already
recognized in making the project
successful on a commercial basis
is an inadequate supply of
coconuts, and in this regard,
IAST is working collaboratively
with the National Agricultural
Research Institute (NARI),
farmers and the private sector,
Dr. Narine said
One of the largest local
edible oil manufacturers,
Pomeroon Oil Mills, has
already shown interest in the
project, along with other private
companies such as Banks DIH,
he indicated.
He pointed out that the
technology is not limited to
producing diesel from coconut
oil only, but it could also utilise
a wide variety of vegetable oils
including soya bean, as well as
waste vegetable fats from local
manufacturing companies. In
addition, the technology can
utilise both refined and
unrefined vegetable oils, and the
ratio of diesel obtained from
refined coconut oil is almost
A pilot plant to produce
bio-diesel has been designed and
built by an engineer of IAST,
Joshua Paltoo. The plant will
utilise an amalgam of glycerol
and sawdust to power the plant,
Dr. Narine said. He pointed out
that this would be one of the
local adaptations, as in other
countries, electricity is used
since the cost for current there

is low.
He also noted that the
plant, which would cost just
over $1M, could be transferred
to farm sites where the
vegetable oils are being
Asked how soon the
project could materialise on a
commercial basis, Dr. Narine
replied that it would have to
be done in stages. One of the
immediate steps IAST is
embarking on is to produce,
over the next two to three
months, adequate quantities
of the fuel, so as to be able
to self-generate its electricity
needs as currently, its bills
with the Guyana Power and
Light (GPL) company are
very high.
Director of NARI, Dr.
Oudho Homenauth, expressed
his pleasure with the
breakthrough and noted that the
project has reinvigorated the
role of the institution.
This positive
development will serve as a
catalyst to revitalise the
coconut industry, Dr.
Homenauth predicted.
Through cooperation with
counterparts in Brazil, soya
bean should go into.
production this March, he
While the oil would be used
for diesel production, the
remains could be used to
produce animal feed, as Guyana
imports a significant quantity of
inputs for this purpose.
A collaborative approach is
a better strategy of achieving the
goal of value-added production,


Beauty,& Home Systems (Guy) Inc. is aware of the advertisement pladtecn
the television and we wish to inform the public of the following: '

BHS (Guy) Inc. is the only authorised ConsultantforAvon products in Guyana.

Anyone who advertises to sell Avon products without the consent of BHS
(GUY) Inc. is not acting on behalf ofAvon and thus, is not recognized.

Samantha Sankar is not a representative with Avon products Inc. and any
claims made by such person is not authorised byAvon Products Inc.

Avon or BHS (Guy) Inc. would not be liable for any money or goods sold by this

BHS (Guy) Inc. also wishes to inform the general public that orders placed by
the representatives will arrive before Valentine.

Please contact our office for a representative in your neighbourhood for Avon
products. Keep reading the newspaper for more information on our Avon
activities in Guyana.

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Dr. Homenauth offered.
Head of the Guyana Energy
Authority (GEA), Joseph
O'Lall said he is elated at the
development as his agency is
tasked with reducing the cost of
energy. He pledged full support
to IAST in its current
MACORP executive,
Vandeer Veer noted that it is a
step in technology transfer
which should have a positive
impact on the fuel situation
here, and pledged his company's
continued support for the
Banks DIH executive, Mr.
Carlton John, said that the
development is of great interest
to his company which has more
than 250 diesel-powered
engines, including one that
generates electricity.
He observed too that the
new development provides a
good opportunity to venture
into a better management of the
Rice magnate, Beni
Sankar said he is upbeat
about the project particularly
with respect to the possibility
of obtaining inputs for
animal feeds from processing
diesel from soya bean oil.

COCONUT OIL POWER! Laboratory technician at IAST
Nicola Ramchurjee operates a Caterpillar front end loader
which is using diesel made from coconut oil.


The Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company Limited, a dynamic entity,
constantly extending the scope and scale of its operations to meet community
needs, is seeking to attract the services of Construction Contractors capable
of delivering quality and timely work on its projects.

THE WORK Construction of new telephone exchange sites at various

To be successful, Contractors must demonstrate the capability to execute
works on multiple sites simultaneously.

Contractors interested in being a part of a dynamic development are required
to submit a profile of their Company in which must include:

1. Copy of Registration.
2. List of Equipment owned and their condition.
3. Must demonstrate financial capability.
4. Managerial structure and trade skills available.
5. Evidence of previous major projects completed.
6. Valid National Insurance (NIS) and Inland Revenue Compliance

Contractors already included on the Company's register need not re-apply.

Completed bids to be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly marked
"Prequalification Bid" are required to be submitted on or before
Monday, February 6, 2006.

The envelopes addressed to the Secretary, Tender Board, Guyana
Telephone & Telegraph Company, 79 Brickdam, Stabroek, must be placed
in the tender box at the abovementioned location.

Applicants must be reminded that GT&T reserves the right to accept or reject
any bid without having to affix reasons.

Ilnn f I- n.1

12 JIUNDAY CHRONICE J ry 22; 2006




Prior to and especially following the disastrous January/February flood of 2005, the Government of Guyana made significant and continuous efforts to ensure that the country's
drainage and irrigation system was further improved and expanded. The Government has noted however, that with the aim of achieving political mileage, some have disregarded
these efforts and are attempting to (as was done in 2005) paint a picture of central governmental neglect and administrative incompetence. Keeping in mind that Guyana is six
feet below sea-level and that it is inevitable that seasonal flooding would occur, major works were effected to ensure that in the event of heavy rainfall, that the D&I system would
be able to withstand the pressure and drain water off quickly. In this regard, a special Task Force, comprising local and foreign engineers was established and recommendations
were fully implemented. Other facts speak for themselves, and the information below serves to highlight some of the efforts made to improve and expand the drainage system
during 2005 in anticipation of the current rainy season.

Some of the flood prevention measures during 2005
*Approximately $952M was spent in 2005 to undertake several major projects in various Regions. This was in addition to the $540M allocated to the D&I Board for the year.
In total, approximately $1.5B was expended through the ND&IB.

*Construct irrigation check at Sparta, tail wall at Aurora & box culvert at
*Rehabilitate drains & construct culvert and revetment at Maria's Lodge
*Rehabilitate drains and canals in Unity/Vereeniging, Grove/Haslington
and B/V Triumph NDC areas
*Rehabilitate sluice at Supply, Mahaica
*Rehabilitate drains and canals in LBI/Better Hope &Plaisance/ Industry
NDC areas
*Emergency installation, repairs and operation of pumps during the
*Rehabilitate channels in Kaneville and Grove EBD
*Construct greenheart revetment at Esau and Jacob
*Construct embankment between Maniel canal and Grass Hook
*Rehabilitate channels in Champagne Mahaicony and De Hoop
*Rehabilitate embankment and excavate main drainage canal in
Canje Creek
*Excavate outfalls at Joppa, Eversham and Adventure
*Construct sluice doors at Kortberaad, East Bank Berbice
*Excavation of Essex main drain
*Rehabilitate drains, canals and structures in the 9 Water Users Association
areas of Regions 3,4 and 6 and Cane Grove
*Rehab works in Onverwagt
*Rehabilitate drainage channels in Windsor Forest
*Rehabilitation works on the East Demerara Water Conservancy
*Rehabilitate Belfield sluice
*Rehabilitate drains in Caledonia/Good Success, Timehri
*Construct greenheart revetment at Liliendaal, Buxton/Friendship & Lima
Dam Jonestown
*Rehabilitate Golden Grove middle walk
*Rehabilitate drainage trench at Bahadur koker, Friendship & Craig
*Rehabilitate drainage channels in Garden of Eden
*Rehabilitate drains, canals, and structures in Unity/Vereeniging & Mocha,
Buxton/Friendship & Grove/Haslington
*Construct embankments from Karamat school to First savannah, Mahaicony
Creek & Esau &Jacob to Water Dog Creek & at #10 Mahaica
*Rehabilitate No.l irrigation canal in Crabwood Creek
*Construct western embankment at Crabwood Creek crown dam
*Excavate outfall channels from Kortberaad to Mara
*Construct timber bridge at Moleson/Jackson, Crabwood Creek
*Rehabilitate and maintain drains in Enfield/ New Doe Park
*Excavate drainage canal at No.51/52 Seaford sluice to B/Bush Polder and
rehabilitate drains in 52/74 and Black Bush Polder
*Excavate drainage channels from Black Bush Polder to Kokerite savannah
*Construct concrete drainage structure at Fyrish sea dam & #49 outfall
*Rehabilitate canals and structures in Whim/Courtland/Gibraltar NDC area,
in Linden and from Westbury to Cozier
*Construct concrete irrigation check at Windsor Castle, Walton Hall & at Paradise
*Construct concrete box culvert at Aberdeen facade, Affiance facade & Haff-van-
*Construct timber revetment at JC6, Perseverance & JD7, Zorg, Georgia
river sluice, WBD, La Retraite sluice & at Henrietta, Leguan
*Raising main canal embankment between Maria's Lodge and Johanna Cecilia
*Rehabilitate culverts at Enterprise, La Bagatelle and Retrieve, Leguan
*Rehabilitate drains and canals in Goed Intent/Sister's and Free and Easy/
Maria's Lodge, West Bank Demerara and Wakenaam, Leguan and
Vergenoegen, Region 3
*Construct self-acting culvert at Caledonia, Wakenaam
*Construct greenheart revetment at Boerasirie Conservancy
*Repairs to sluice and rehabilitate drains in Canal #2
*Clean channels from Vreed-en-Hoop to La Jalousie

*Region 4 drainage works & Shanks canal (additional works)
*Regulator drainage channel and EDWC waterway-additional works
eDesilting of drain 'A' Line Canal No.1 (additional works)
*Cunha Head regulator and outfall works
*Repair of sluice and channels at Belfield, Hope, Bee-Hive and Triumph
*General repairs to sluice at Parika Outfall
*Construction of Barnwell Blowout-Box, Barnwell
*Desilting of Canal No. 2 Main Drain
*Canal No. 1 Centre Line New Steel Gate
*Rapair to koker door at La Grange
*Construction of steel door at Naamryck
*Repair Cunha canal
*Construction of Greenheart timber bridge at Lusignan
*Supply and install tube culvert at Mon Repos
*Raise crown dams between Cove &John and Haslington, between Cove &
John and Hope & between Two Friends and Hope West
*Sealing of piping on the EDWC
*Repair Shanks canal
*Drainage works in Golden Grove East
*D&I work in Industry
*Clay Bags for the EDWC
*Removal of sand bags, boulders clear infall and outfall basin at Buxton sluice
*Construction of false door to Triumph sluice
*Placing sand bags to control flood water around Triumph station
*Repair to 2 door sluice, winches, and clear infall basin and construct 2 false
doors at Victoria and Golden Grove sluices
*Repair of Golden Grove Middle Walk Township
*Repair trenches, canal in Buxton/Vigilance facade, Vigilance West, BV,
Vryheid's lust, Triumph and Better Hope
*Potable pump to remove flood water in Buxton
*Repair of roadside drainage canal from Lima Dam to Mahaica
oRehabilitation of Nabaclis Middle walk Township Repair of canals and
installation of tubing to Mon Repos area & Supply sideline, Mahaica
*De-weeding and desilting of drainage canals in Haslington
*Excavation of facade drains north of public road from Strathspey to Foulis
*Repair of drainage trenches in Plaisance/Industry NDC
*Repair of Triumph pump station grid & Non Pariel West sideline
*Repair of trenches within Buxton/ Friendship
*De-weeding and desilting of drainage canal from Enmore/Hope
*Construction of 2 box kokers
*Repair of drainage canal within Mahaica
*Repair of Belfield East sideline
*Repair of Paradise East canal, ECD
*Repair of Pearl Drainage Trench & Mc Arthur drainage canal
*Repair of Vigilance South drains
*Shovel digging, cleaning of trenches in Buxton/Foulis
eRevetment, shovel digging, tube/culvert
*Repairs to East and West Buxton and Friendship East & West drainage
*Repair Paradise Housing Scheme Reserve drains
*Excavation of Channel from Good Hope to Lusignan drainage pump & from
Montrose pump to Railway embankment
*Extension of Perth/Biaboo Canal
*Repair of Danzic Zeeland, Now or Never, Perseverance, Drill roadside,
Content, Glaiziers, Prospect, Highdam, La Ganette, Craig Milne and Bath
*Repair Elsie North & Rahat & Cuffy sluices at Friendship, EBD
*De-silt and repair embankment at Huist Dieren & Bellamy canal
*Regions 3,4 No. 42" Pump installations
*Lot 5 Mahaica, Mahaicony Rice area (reduce)
*Repair outfall and inlet channels at Land of Canaan 5-door sluice
*Repairs to Paradise multi-purpose Co-op drains
*Concrete superstructure works for 42" pump stations

-In October/November, President Jagdeo allocated an additional $100M for flood prevention work in vulnerable communities. Of the $100M allocated,
$50M was allocated to City Hall, $20M to several communities in Region Three, and another $30M for the East Coast Demerara.

* Information was supplied by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22, 2006 ,o

uyana gets US$4Munder

global education initiative


By Shawnel Cudjoe

F OR the second year,
Guyana will receive
US$4M for the
implementation of the
Education For All Fast Track
Initiative (EFA/FTI), a global
programme aimed at
ensuring that there is
universal primary education
by 2015.
The Ministry of Education
Friday held a press conference
at their Lot 26 Brickdam Office
to highlight the milestones of
the first year and to outline
their plans for Year Two.
At the World Education
Conference in Dakar, Senegal in
2000, leaders recommitted
themselves to ensuring that
universal primary education by
2015 was achieved. Further, a
commitment was taken that no
country will be prevented from
achieving its goal because of
lack of funding.
In 2003, it was realized that
with the pace of progress, the
2015 goals would not be met
and the Education For All Fast

Track Initiative was established
as long as countries submitted
a viable plan.
Guyana was one of the first
eight countries to receive
funding since the Education
Ministry quickly developed a
five-year strategic plan (2003-
2007) which was accepted by
the donor communities.
The programme supports
primary education in the
hinterland regions since these are
the most affected areas in
Coordinator of the
programme, Ms. Deborah Jack,
yesterday said that four main
activities were undertaken
during the first year from
October 2004 to September
Some 822 primary teachers
received $57.2M under the
Remote Areas Incentive (RAI).
They were taken from Regions
One (Barima/Waini), Seven
(Cuyuni/Mazaruni), Eight
(Potaro/Siparuni) and the
riverain areas of Region Ten
(Upper Demerara/Berbice), Jack

She said that the money
was an incentive to encourage
the teachers to remain in their
various regions and serve.
In addition, 11 learning
resource centres were
established in Port Kaituma,
Santa Rosa and Mabaruma in
Region One, Waramadong
Primary and Bartica Resource
Centre in Region Seven,
Mahdia Secondary, Monkey
Mountain Primary in Region
Eight and the Annai Secondary,
Lethem Office and Aishalton
Primary in Region Nine. Funds
to the tune of US$5000 were
used to purchase books and
equipment for each centre.
The centres were
established to assist the teachers
to be more efficient in the
classroom. However, they can
also be used by students and
members of the community.
In addition, all primary
schools were provided with
supplementary text books to
assist in the preparation for the
Secondary School Entrance
Examination (SSEE). In all,
some $2.9M was spent to

purchase these texts.
Also the sanitary, water and
electricity facilities of 16
schools in Regions Four, Five,
and Six were all upgraded.
For this year, the facilities
of hinterland schools will be
upgraded, Jack said.
In addition, a community-
based school-feeding
programme, geared to ensure
that all primary school children
receive a meal, will be
The third programme set to
come on stream is the building
of four houses in these areas to
give assistance to the region to
house their teachers.
Eleven more centres will be
established in Hosororo, Wauna
and Santa Cruz Primary in
Region One, Jawalla and
Kurupung Primary in Region
Seven, Kurukubaru, Kopenang
and Paramakatoi Primary in

Region Eight and the Nappi,
Sand Creek and Karasabai
Primary in Region Nine.
Guyana's team manager of
the programme, Ms. Angela
Demas, said that Guyana was
one of the first seven countries
to submit proposals for the
money. There are now some 17
countries in the programme.
"Guyana has a good track
record for coastland children
completing primary education,
but they lacked the same thing
in the hinterland areas," Demas
said. She said that they were
approved for funding for Year
Two since "Government has

done a very good job in Year
One," adding that their
accounting was also transparent.
Jack said that the response
by the communities to the
various initiatives has been
heartening and Demas added
that visits to some of the areas
showed that the money was
well spent. She said that
distribution of the Rural Areas
Incentive (RAI) which is given
to teachers is smoothly done.
"There are very transparent
processes," she reiterated.
Two more shipments of
books should be received
sometime in late February.

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Tel: 226-3243-9 or 2254475



There is an impending vacancy for a


Job Purpose:
To take responsibility for the effective execution of the Corporate policies of the
Corporation. To plan and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for the
development of postal business. Administration of the Post Office Corporation.
Qualifications and Experience:
1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Economics or relevant Social
'Sciences field, with at least five (5) years experience in a Managerial
2. Bachelor's Degree in Management, Economics, Accounting or relevant
Social Sciences Field, with eight (8) years experience in a Managerial
Experience in Postal Business would be an asset.
Applicants for the position must have the following:

1. ExcellentAnalytical Skills
2. Excellent Communication Skills, both oral and written
3. Leadership Qualities- must be a good team player
4. Excellent interpersonal Skills
5. Ahigh degree of initiative, drive and resourcefulness
6. Proficiency in computer applications such as word and power point
Applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae should be mailed to reach no
later than Wednesday, February 22,2006 to the:
Secretary- Board of Directors
Guyana Post Office Corporation
Robb Street
NB: Do no submit original certificates.


Sealed tenders are invited from suitably experienced contractors for the rehabiliti l:ll
of Enmore North Access Road, East Coast Demerara, Region 4.

The Tender Documents can be uplifted from the Works Services Group, Ministry of
Public Works and Communication, Fort Street, Kingston, Georgetown, from Janaan
20, 2006 upon payment of a deposit (non-refundable) of $1,000 (one thousand do llar, I
for each document in favour of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Work s nd

Each completed Tender Documents should be placed in separate sealed
envelopes with the name of the project marked on the outside and adcires-'ec
to: The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Northwestern Building,
Main and Urquhart Street,
and should be deposited in the National Board of Procurement and Tender
Administration Tender Board Box, before 09:00 hrs on February 7, 2006.

Tenders will be opened at 09:00 hrs on February 7, 2006 in the presence of ten-dei i
who may wish to be present.

The Ministry reserves the right to accept or reject any tender, and to annul the
bidding process and reject all tenders, at any time prior to the award of the
Contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected tenderer (s)
or any obligation to inform the affected tenderer or tenderers of the
grounds for the employer's action.

Permanent Secretary
I Ministry of Public Works and Conmunication
SFort Street. Kingston

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Parents want teenaged daughter to return home

WORRIED parents of a 14-
year-old schoolgirl who left
home since November 27,
2005, are pleading with her
to return home.
The missing teenager is
Amanda Kakahai called 'Shalini'
of Lot 60 Kersaint Park, La
Bonne Intention (LBI), East

Coast Demerara. She is a
student of Cummings Lodge
Secondary School.
On November 27 last year,
the teenager told her mother,
Shelly Surupaul, that she was
going to a nearby shop.
However, she did not return
home and her parents suspect

that she has fled with her 24-
year-old lover.
The teen's father, Roy
Kakahai told the Chronicle
Friday that his daughter was last
seen wearing a sleeveless light
blue top and a short green skirt.
Kakahai, who is on vacation
in Guyana since Christmas

Students, parents want

St. Mary's school back

THE St. Mary's Primary
School Parent Teachers
Association has set a
meeting for tomorrow at
16:00 h to decide a way
forward with regard to
accommodation for
In the interim, they are
adamant that their children
would not be attending
Parents and students of
the St. Mary's Primary
School on Princes Street,
Georgetown, Friday staged a
protest outside the Ministry
of Education Lot 26 Brickdam
branch to show disapproval
of the conditions under which
their children are being taught.

Around 11:30 h Friday
morning, a large irate crowd
gathered outside of the
Ministry demanding that they
be given back the St. Mary's
school building on the covers of
Camp Street and Brickdam.
"This is not about politics
and race; we just would like to
have our school back," an irate
parent insisted.
The students are currently
using what was formerly the St.
Phillips Secondary building on
Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust
and they are clearly not happy
about the situation.
They claim that they have
been operating under a shift
system for the past four
years, first to facilitate the

construction that was being
done on the Camp Street
building. Later, the students
of the Sacred Heart Primary
were accommodated there
since their school was
destroyed by fire on
December 25, 2004.
According to parents, the
shift system is affecting the
children's academic
performance since most of
them have been earning less
than fifty per cent of the
total marks.
Parents complained that
their children, along with the
teachers, are sometimes robbed
of jewellery and money to and
from school.
They are alleging that males

understands that his daughter
was with her boyfriend who
hails from Liliendaal, Greater
He said that on November
25, after he realized his daughter
was not coming home, he
launched a search and was able
to locate her and her boyfriend.

living in the area are also in
the constant habit of
indecently exposing
themselves to the young
schoolgirls. They also allege
that a schoolgirl was raped on
one occasion.
"All these things (are)
leaving the children
traumatised", another parent
According to parents, the
building is also in need of
repairs and windows missing.
A visit to the school by this
newspaper saw the bridge
that parents say they are
forced to navigate to gain
entrance into the compound.
"I had to turn an acrobat
to get into that school," one
parent commented.
Several efforts made by
this newspaper to contact
Principal Education Officer
for Georgetown, Mr. Khan,
proved futile. (Shawnel

The duo was arrested and taken
to the Beterverwagting Police
Station where the young girl
spent the night. Her boyfriend
was released the same day.
Kakahai said he took her
home, but she left again. He said
he received a call on January 11,
2006, from a resident in
Tucville, South Ruimveldt,
saying that his missing daughter
was at her lover's family home
wearing the same top and a blue
Kakahai decided to visit the
family along with the Police but
the door was locked and the
neighbours told him that there
was no one in the house.
He said that he is now
certain that his daughter and the
man were in the house.
When the Guyana Chronicle
spoke with Surupaul, she said
that she loves her daughter
dearly and cannot understand
why she would do something
like that. She is waiting next to
the telephone for someone to
call and give any information on
A reward is offered to
anyone knowing the exact
location of Amanda Kakahai.
They can contact Roy
Kakahai on 610-0989, Shelly
Surupaul on 220-2010 or the
nearest police station.
(Kenwah Choquanyi)

Miaain r: i-ourteen-year-oa
Amanda Kakahai called

I Department for
SF Inteaonal
DFII Development

DFID works to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the
international commitment to halving the number of people in extreme poverty by
2015. We need staff that will support DFID's mission and values and understand
how their own role contributes to the success of the team and the organisation.

Located within the British High Commission in Georgetown, the DFID Guyana
team is part of DFID Caribbean (DFIDC), which has its headquarters in Barbados.
The team supports the development and implementation of pro-poor policies
through Guyana's Poverty Reduction Strategy, and does this in collaboration with
the Government, civil society, the private sector and the wider international
development community.

Applications are now being invited for the position of Programme Officer.

The Programme Officer provides support to the Deputy Head/Head of DFID
Guyana in the implementation of DFID objectives as set out in the country plan
and to promote the cohesion of programmes across the region.

Key responsibilities include:

Assisting in ensuring the effective management of DFIDC Guyana office
Monitoring all expenditure, including project expenditure within DFID
Contributing to initial drafting of documentation and submissions
Managing and monitoring implementation of on-going projects and
participating in appraisal and monitoring//review missions
Maintaining effective contact with all partners and effectively managing
consultants and services to ensure value for money
Managing three administrative staff

Detailed job descriptions and application forms are available from our office at the
above address or by mailing Applications must be made
only on DFID's prescribed application form.

We need staff that would bring skills, understanding and patience to work on
complex development issues. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years
experience in a similar job and / or a university degree. Previous experience of
similar work with a donor agency would be a distinct advantage. The successful
candidate needs to have very strong oral and written communication skills,
effective management skills and excellent knowledge of computer operation.
S/he must be able to demonstrate good leadership skills and work effectively and
independently as a member of small but dynamicteam.

Details of salary and other conditions of service are available on enquiry.

Closing date for applications is 3 February 2006. Responses will be sent
only to candidates short-listed for interview. Interviews will be held during
week beginning 20 February 2006.

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SGuyana Power & Light (GPL) Inc. is issuing an INVITATION TO -
=- CONTRACTORS to apply for Pre-Qualification for works to be undertaken
i- in Demerara, Berbice and Essequibo in the year 2006

S Works include, but are not limited to:
SProgrammed disconnection of non-performing electricity services
S Reconnection of disconnected services
SRemoval and replacement of consumer service equipment

Interested Contractors may uplift Pre-Qualification documents from the office
of the Contracts & Supplies Manager, 40 Main St., Georgetown, Guyana.
- The documents detail the requirements for application.
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Applications must be labeled, "APPLICATION TO PRE-QUALIFY FOR
c CONSUMER RELATED WORKS" in the top left comer of the envelope.
3 The required documents must be sealed in a plain envelope bearing no identification
of the tenderer, and delivered to the Tender Box at 40 Main St., Georgetown.

SPRE-QUALIFiCATION BIDS must be submitted before 14:00h (2:00pm) on
g Wednesday 1 February, 2006, and should be addressed to:

40 Main St.

Powering The Future!

Pre-Qualification tenders which do not coipiy I the stated requirements,
will be regarded as non-responsive.

GPL reserves the right to reject any bid without assigning reasons for so doing.

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International Development),

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SUNHAY CoONICLE Jaiu(ay 22., Z ..


CLEMENT Randolph Josiah Jarvis

SObituary Clement




CLEMENT Randolph Josiah
Jarvis was born on August 29,
1922 to Alexandriny
Campbell Jarvis and Henry
Jarvis of' ierbice, British
Guiana. He p'as the second ,of
three boys. He attended
Queen's (Cl ege, ihe
prtesligioas high schait, r0"
', t'o v,-4Hi y---,1. 3-.'itisi
.\A l't r ,r'duatltn lsromii
hiah schii. he joined the
;h;cal civil! -vice. Froi. ma y
)ears, he worked will the
Cilpeirativc Depalmicnl of

the Ministry of Economic
Development. travelling
extensive-ly around the
Briiish coloa y. helpiiol
-groups of farm:ert s li it mp i'c
their economic ]oi 'e
p' Iued 2udie i in t ;e I
of coone~Colle> :

London, England and also in
France and Denmark.
He married Carmen
Peterkin, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Abram Peterkin, on
July 17, 1954 in London,
bi: ,,I .. of his high degree
of dedication as a civil
servant, he was named
Secretary to the Office of
the Governor-General. Sir
David Rose, and later, to tie
Office of the first Presiden!
If Gujyana. Mr. ArihUr
iChuing whceri e he scd for
.c'er:l 'cars during the
970s. i a gii racd a

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Clement was always a
student of languages and
mastered several during his
lifetime, including French,
Spanish and Portuguese. He
also taught himself to play
the organ during his later
years. Because of his
language skills and diplomatic
experience, he was later
appointed Counsellor in
Guyana's diplomatic mission
in Brazil. He served in that
capacity for more than 10
He was also an enthusiastic
and hardworking founder
member of the Central
Demerara Lions Club in
Guyana, and was one of its
early Presidents.
Clem Jarvis was a bright,
livelN and friendly individual
who lived for the moment. He
ldepciard this life on J.anuary
!5. 200i at ite age of 83. He
is mourned as a husband.
fath1 er, brother', ,lin-I'd.
gran idathe.', cousin, and
.r.-i ii >f ~*iov'i. May he "'xsi
",! li)2';Ce'.

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ji ',. .ii... 1 .. nage and Irrigation Autliorit. Ministn c\ p, .. i I r .Or' m i!,.
...,in|.. I.:,ii ,ii; I qualified and experienced Contractors t-c. Pii id. ... [r,.

1! ( oniritltion ,1' Drainage Structure at Charity, Essequibo Coast,
Re"iion \o. 2

2. I idl.. do, can be uplifted from the office of the Naftfnal Drainage and
in ,.-.ln -\utlri ir. Ministry of Agriculture, Regent Street and Vlissengen Road.
(_~I'C r,'C tL'. II up.:ll: payment of a non refundable fee of five thousand dollars
S iii n t '.I ,uit of the Pennanent Secretanry Ministry of Agriculture for each
Lender doumetllllll. 3

3. Tenders shall be submitted in a plain sealed envelope bearing no
identification of the of the Tenderer and marked on the top left hand comer
"Tender for __

Tenders shall be addressed to:

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

and deposited in the tender box at the above address no later than
09:00hours on Friday January 27, 2006.

4. Tenders wjll be opened in the presence of those bidders or their representatives
who choose to attend at 09:00 hours on Friday January 7. 2006 in the boardroom
of the National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance at the above address.

5. All bids must be accompanied by valid certificates of compliance from the
Manager of the National Insurance Scheme and the Commissioner of the Guyana
Revenue Authority.

6. The National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration, Ministry of
Finance reserves the right to reject any or all tenders without assigning any
reason whatsoever and not necessarily to award to the lowest tender.


LOAN #1604/SF-GY
The Government of Guyana (GoG) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to reform the Public Sector. The GoG has taken a decision to
adopt a phased approach to this reform. The first phase of what is envisaged to be a
long-tenr reform process, is modernising the public sector by improving public
management efficiency.

A diagnostic study of the public sector management in Guyana (financed by the
IDB-ATN/SF-6867-GY) identified the following five (5) cornerstones on which the
modernisation process will be built:
Strengthen policy development and coordination
Build performance monitoring and evaluation structure
Establish a new human resources management infrastructure
Develop a management framework for ann's length agencies and strengthen their
Foster transparency and integrity in the public sector o
The Project Execution Unit is seeking to establish a database of consultants to
facilitate this reform process., Experts are required in the following areas:
Human resource management and development
Organisation Methods and Systems
Management Training
Valuation training (Property valuation)
Information Technology (Website design)
Information Technology (Website Development)
Information Technology (Systems design)
Information Technology (Smart-stream system design)
Computerised Human Resource training
Development of National Information Teclnology strategy
Software Development
Labour Economics
Data collection
Institutional reform
Local Union Relations

Expressions-of interest along with Curriculum Vitae must be sent no later than
February 06, 2006 to:

The Project Coordinator
Public Management Modernisation Programme
Dependant's Pension Fund Building (Top Floor)
230 Camp Street

Government ads can be viewed on http:/

Government ads can be viewed on http:/I/

1/21/2006, 7:47 PM

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture

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More flood

shelters open

By Clifford Stanley -.

IN A further response to severe
ongoing floods in Region Five
(Mahaica/Berbice), the Civil
Defence Commission opened
another shelter for evacuees
in West Berbice yesterday and
announced plans to establish
two more one at Mortice and
the other at Gordon Table,
both villages along the banks
ofthe Mahaicony River.
CDC head, Colonel
Chabil4ll Ramsarup told the
Sunday Chronicle yesterday that
the shelter at Gordon Table will
be opened today and the one at
Mortice will go into operation
These shelters, like that at
Belladrum, will be supervised by
reserve soldiers from the Second
Infantry Battalion of the Guyana
Defence Force, Army Chief-of
Staff Brigadier Edward Collins
told the Sunday Chronicle.
The primary school at
Seafield Village, West Coast
Berbice, was established yester-
day as the second shelter in West
Berbice. The first, at Belladrum,
is the home for between 65 to
135 people who have been
forced to evacuate their homes
by waist high water in this and
neighboring villages.
Meanwhile, flood-stricken
protesters who had stalled traf-
fic on the main highway, at
Belladrum and other nearby
points for hours on Thursday
and Friday, were absent yester-
day. Traffic flowed without dis-
ruption and Police reported the
areas to be quiet
With the deployment of a
mobile pump at Belladrum and
the operations of Hymac exca-
vators in the backlands, residents
in the western villages reported
a modest drop of the flood wa-
ters by about an inch over the
past 24 hours.
Floodwaters still remained
knee high in these villages and
some residents feel there may be
need for another pump in the
area if the draining is to exceed
one inch per day.
They added though that they
preferred to watch the situation
for a while before deciding
whether additional requests
should be made.
Residents along the Abary,
Mahaica and Mahaicony rivers
yesterday said the flood levels
continued to rise and evacuations

EVACUEE: Mrs Pansy Bobb at the Belladrum shelter.
(Clifford Stanley photo)

had started.
A resident at Bara Bara
along the Mahaicony River told
the Sunday Chronicle he evacu-
ated two days ago because he
could no longer handle the flood
stress. He said that many oth-
ers he knew and who have
evacuated have opted to stay
with relatives on the coast rather
than seek refuge in shelters.
At the Belladrum shelter,
the evacuees have made enclo-
sures out of school blackboards
in which they gain some level of
privacy and in which they sleep,
but mattresses were in short
supply yesterday and they have
to rough it by sleeping on desks
and benches.
The Army personnel give
them three meals a day, and
some who have registered rela-
tives too old to evacuate, are
given meals to take home to the
Mrs Pansy Bobb of
Belladrum, one of the many resi-
dents of the western villages in
West Berbice who have sought
refuge at the Belladrum shelter,
has five children, five grandchil-
dren and two great grandchildren.
The great grandmother told
the Sunday Chronicle yesterday
that she lived alone and had been
forced to abandon her home

when the flood waters reached
her waist
She was yesterday unaware
of the whereabouts of her live-
stock and poultry. "I can't say
if they are alive or dead."
About the shelter, she said
"Oh, everything is alight". "It's
tough", she said in afterthought
She added that she missed
her home and was praying every
night for the water to recede.
The main concerns at the
shelter yesterday were availabil-
ity of drinking water, bath-
rooms, laundry facilities, and
sanitary facilities, particularly
for the elderly who are unable to
use outdoor wash rooms at
President Bharrat Jagdeo
who visited the shelter on Fri-
day said he would revisit today.
Workmen from the Regional Ad-
ministration yesterday sealed
holes in the roof of the shelter
as directed by the President dur-
ing his visit on Friday.
On a visit to the Belladrum
shelter yesterday, Ramsarup told
evacuees he would get games for
their children to occupy their
time by tomorrow.
He also promised to get
teachers from the area to hold
classes for the children at the
Belladrum shelter until the situ-
ation returns to normal
In Belladrum village, at least
two residents reported getting
visits in their homes from some
very bad tempered and danger-
ous visitors.
Frank Johnson, 64, of Sta-
tion Road, said around noon yes-
terday he heard his grandson cry
out: "Grandpa, look a snake".
He said the little boy had
gone to a pile of clothing in the
bedroom to pick up a shirt He
was shaking out the shirt when
a labaria snake, notorious for its
deadly venom, fell out and on to
the floor.
Johnson said he quickly col-
lected his cutlass and chopped its
head off.
Another resident at Para-
dise said she had to leave her
home after she spotted a
labaria under her bed.

Army on floot

$1M reward offered after


THE Army and Police have beefed up their
presence in the East Demerara Water Con-
servancy (EDWC) and on the Crown Dam
following reports that unknown persons had
vandalised and set fire to drainage structures
aback two East Coast villages.

A $1M reward has been of-
fered for information leading to
the arrest of persons) who
vandalised and set fire to drain-
age structures aback Strathavon
and Victoria on the

East Coast Demerara be-
tween January 20 and 21. (See
advertisement on page 21).
The Coast Guard of the
Guyana Defence Force (GDF)
has been deployed on the con-

servancy in boats while soldiers
were on foot patrol on the
Crown Dam, separate from the
conservancy dam, yesterday af-
In the Joint Services opera-
tion, the Police were also seen
maintaining a strong presence on
the East Coast Demerara high-
way to allow the smooth flow
of traffic.
The Army is also support-
ing the Civil Defence Commis-
sion (CDC) with manning and
running temporary shelters es-
tablished at strategic locations
for flood victims.

CONSERVANCY PATROL: A GDF Coast Guard patrol on the East Demerara Water C

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* vandalism report

Army Chief of Staff, Briga-
dier Edward Collins told the Sun-
day Chronicle that the patrols on
the Crown Dam are designed to
prevent sabotage to drainage and
irrigation structures on the dam
while the Coast Guard was work-
ing along with officials from the
EDWC to patrol the conservancy.
The Army patrol began
around 14:00 h yesterday in-
specting identified structures
along the Crown Dam. The sol-
diers, drenched from the pro-
longed heavy rainfall in the back
lands for most of yesterday af-
ternoon, started off from a point

nservancy yesterday.

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on the Crown Dam aback the
Guyana Sugar Corporation
(GUYSUCO) Enmore Estate.
Led by Second Lieutenant
Patrick Elliot, the patrol in-
spected more than three
kilometres of the dam on foot,
and used a boat for the rest of
the reconnaissance along the
The government, in a state-
ment yesterday morning, said
President Bharrat Jagdeo had in-
structed the Army Chief of Staff
to deploy soldiers to secure the
drainage and irrigation structures
reported to have been vandalized
and damaged, as well as other
structures on the Crown Dam
aback of the East Coast villages.
It said that persons un-
known vandalised and set fire to
drainage structures aback the vil-
lages of Strathavon and Victoria
and this has led to a rise in wa-
ter in the residential areas of
Golden Grove, Noot-en-Zuil,
Vereeniging and Supply.
When the Sunday Chronicle
visited Victoria yesterday, the
yards of most of the residents -

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CONSERVANCY CHECK: Police on the East Demerara Water Conservancy yesterday.

especially those living closer to
the Crown Dam and the EDWC
- were in ankle-high water.
Some residents claimed that
the water level was continually
rising due to a breach in the
Crown Dam, while others said it

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UNDER WATER: Nabaclis under water yesterday. (Photo,
courtesy Office of the President/Sandra Prince)

Drainage pumps ...
(From page three
Victoria/Haslington. East Coast Demerara were vandalised and
another at Supply, Mahaica was burnt.
Mr Jagdeo told GINA, "It seems as though the water is ac-
cumulating in some places and stable in others...v.e % would keep
monitoring the situation."
The agency reported Mr Ravi Naraine, head of the National
Drainage and Irrigation Authority, as saying that the three dam-
aged drainage structures have been fixed and that most of the
flooding on the East Coast was caused by vandalism.
He, however, acknowledged that heavy rains also caused
"We hope that people do not do this again. There has been
some reduction in the water level but we cannot operate sluices
in the Mahaica area as the river water level is very high", he told
the agency.
It said Mr Jagdeo announced that drainage pumps have been
redeployed and another would be stationed at Belfield. Another
would be at Mahaica, he said.
He told GINA that by this morning, "we are going to bring
in another dredge to dredge the outfalls. Hopefully this would
give greater draft to clear the water from some of the villages
faster. In the Mahaica area, we have to use pumps because the
river is very high."
The President said the government is trying to get more
pumps and the Omai mining company will be sending one into
the region and others will be leased.
He told residents marooned in flat houses they would be
evacuated if they wanted.
GINA said residents in Victoria told the President they want
to move and a list of evacuees was being compiled. It reported
that a government official is to return to the village to ensure
this is done by today.
Mr Jagdeo yesterday visited Golden Grove, Nabaclis,
Cove and John, Victoria, Belfield, Belmonte and Supply at
Mahaica, and Strathavon in Cane Grove.
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was from overtopping.
Flood waters spread into
villages along the East Coast on
Friday, stirring fears of a repeat
of the devastating floods that
swept communities for weeks
from January last year.
Reports of the flooding
prompted visits by government
officials and checks Friday
found that in most villages, the
water had not reached alarming
Pumps were yesterday be-
ing re-deployed to these com-

munities and the damage and
breaches were being fixed, the
Government Information
Agency (GINA) said.
"It is a criminal offence to
tamper or interfere with drain-
age and other similar structures.
The government is calling on
residents to ensure there is no
tampering of drainage facilities
in their areas and to assist in the
flood prevention and control
activities," advised the official
notice issued yesterday.
On Monday, authorities be-

gan releasing water from the
EDWC into the Mahaica River
to reduce the level of the 227
square mile conservancy whose
reservoir is about 190 square
miles and contains at least 5.6
billion gallons of water.
Officials said that to fur-
ther ease the pressure on the
conservancy and avoid
breaches in the dam, more
water was being released into
the Mahaica area through the
Lama sluice at the eastern
boundary of the reservoir.

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Sponsored by the Guyana-UNEP-GEF National Biosafety Framework Project

Food and Beverage Biotechnology

- and the Risks Associated

LAST week we provided a
very brief recap of a few ben-
efits of modern food biotech-
nology as an inter-sessional
bridge following a short
break in December last year.
We introduced ourselves to
enzymes in food biotechnol-
ogy with some examples of
their uses in the food indus-
Enzymes, we noted are
specialised proteins which act as
natural catalysts of biochemical
reactions or processes in living
organisms. Enzymes were first
proven to be proteins in 1926
despite being used unknowingly
in traditional food biotechnol-
ogy for nearly 4000 years be-
fore then. It must be noted, over
the past 20 years, with the dis-
covery that ribonucleic acid
(RNA), the close "cousin" of
DNA, acts as an enzyme in a
number of intricate cellular
metabolic processes, catalytic
RNA molecules have now been
termed ribozymes, a new class
of enzymes.
Unknowingly, enzymes

were used by Egyptians and
Sumerians in their development
of traditional bioprocess tech-
nology fermentation in bak-
ing bread, brewing and cheese-
making since 2000 BC! The use
of the enzyme chymosin, a
natural enzyme derived from the
stomachs of calves, for cheese-
making began in 800 BC.
Genetically engineered
chymosin, that is, recombi-
nant chymosin, was developed
in the 1980s following the
ground-breaking discovery of
recombinant DNA technology
by Professor Herbert Boyer of
the University of California at
San Francisco and his colleague,
Professor Stephen Cohen in
1973 the dawn of the modern
biotechnology era. The two
subsequently won the Nobel
Prize for this magnificent dis-
This led to the first modern
biotechnology entrepreneurship
or "university incubator-private
partnership" with the joint-ven-
ture between Boyer and venture
capitalist Robert Swanson to set

up the company Genentech.
Genentech company was the
first to clone human insulin
from genetically engineered bac-
teria according to a very recent
report published by the US Na-
tional Academy of Sciences in
2006 Reaping the Benefits of
Genomic and Proteomic Re-
search: Intellectual Property
Rights, Innovation, and Public
Health page 39)
A large number of
foods, beverages and their addi-
tives are derived from the appli-
cation of enzymes in the food
and beverage industries. Notable
examples include alpha-amy-
lase and its wide application in
baking (remember our bakeries),
brewing (remember Banks beer
in Guyana), distilling (remember
DDL rum in Guyana), and the
manufacture of starch.

The enzyme technology
industry in brief
The industrial production
of enzymes for food, feed and
other industrial applications is
currently very highly integrated

according to a report published
last year in the first volume of
a new journal Industrial Biotech-
nology. Forty-one percent of the
global bulk-produced enzymes
are used in the food industry
alone! The next largest volume
usage is 34 per cent in the de-

tergents, and 11-peFr ent in The -
textile industry. Food biotech-
nology industry enzymes thus
include those used in process-
1. alcoholic beverages,
tea, and coffee
2. Food additives an-
tioxidants, flavors, colours, and
3. glucose and high fruc-
tose corn syrups Cornell Uni-
versity estimates possibly 60 -
70 per cent of this group of
sweeteners in the US is now de-
rived form GM corn
4. dairy products -
cheeses, fish products, meat
products, yogurt
5. baker's yeast, among

"others - -
By volume, protease en-
zyme derived from the Bacillus
bacterium is the largest, ac-
counting for about 550 tons of
pure enzyme in the global mar-
ket. This is followed closely by
the enzymes
amyloglucosidase and bacil-
lus amylase, both at 350 tons

Enzymes in
bioprocess technology
Aside from the examples we
provided in our last column, en-
zymes are the source of major
food or animal feed ingredients
derived from fermentation

(Please turn to page 20)


Date: 2' .-. 11-19]
Contract No.: 3/2005

The Government of Guyana (GOG), the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have approved
(by Loan and Grant) the sum of approximately US$16.5Mn to fund the Poor Rural
Communities Support Services Project (PRCSSP), which is working to alleviate poverty
in Regions 2 & 3 by increasing rural household incomes through the expansion of on-
farm production and fostering the promotion of rural micro-enterprises. Part of the
proceeds of the loan will be used for eligible expenditures under which this invitation
to tender is made.

The project is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) through the PRCSSP
and has 5 major components, viz D&l Rehabilitation, Technical Support Services,
Credit Services, Community Investment Initiatives and Project Coordination. It will utilize
a demand driven approach and will involve full beneficiary participation in all aspects of
the Project Cycle.

The MOA, through the PRCSSP invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the

3/2005 Rehabilitation of Drains and Construction of Structures,
Sister's WUA, Sister's Village, West Bank Demerara, Region No.3

Bidding Document (and any additional copies) may be purchased from the
Project Manager's Office, at Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara from January 19, 2006,
for a non-refundable fee of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) or its equivalent in a freely
convertible currency for each set. Interested bidders may obtain further information at
the same office.

Bids must be enclosed in a plain sealed envelope bearing no identify of the
Bidder and must be clearly marked on the top, left-hand comer "Tender for the
Rehabilitation of Drains and Construction of Structures. Sister's WUA. Sister's Village.
West Bank Demerara. Region No.3 Lot 3/2005 PRCSSP. Do not open before
09.00 hrs on February 21. 2006."

Bids shall be valid for a period of 90 days after Bid opening and must be accompanied
by a Security of no less than Two Hundred Thousand Guyana Dollars (G$200.000.) Or
its equivalent in a convertible currency, valid GRA and NI S Compliance Certificates
and must be addressed to:

The Chairman
National Board of Procurement and Tender Administration
Ministry of Finance
Main & Urquhart Streets
All bids are to be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Ministry of Fir.-ir .:-,
building, Main & Urquhart Streets, Georgetown. before 09:00 hrs. on February 21.
2006. Bids \\ill be opened in the presence of lhe bidders \\ho choose to attend immediadLi\
after 09:0( hrs. on February 21. 200,.

The Employer reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids ..,l,:'.rt assigning
any reason whatsoever, and not necessanl to make an a\\ard to the lo\\est Bidder.

Permanent Secretary
Minisitn of Agriculture

"5 n.e".ent ads c-, he :e =. ,n n -




1.1 This consultancy is part of the Government of Guyana/ Global Fund
HIV/AIDS prevention and control programme, to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the
prevention of HIV/AIDS in Guyana.
2.1 The objective of this consultancy is to:
(i) Review and analyse the all Community Mobilisation Training Manuals/Tools and
other relevant documents in Guyana.
(ii) dIeniif, he gaps hlat e' is't i Community Mobilisation Education in Guyana.
(iii) Update any current modules in existing manuals to reflect the Guyanese context
and also the advancements in HIVIAIDS in recent years.
(iv To write additional modules to address any gaps, to be filled based on the training

(v) To produce one standardised manual, that would be ready for publication.

4.1 The Peer Education Consultant should have:
a) A Masters in Education, Public Health, Communication, cr .I- equi .aler.i
b) i le. i'I r ,e,e,' r_ :f experience in HI H IL'S
c) Guyanese and Caribbean regional experience preferred.
d) Extensive experience in-hei ,- .: n n.ri : i urni : ulun. -. I.. :- .ri .
e) D-r :r,r!r i ir .j 3!:.h!irt i,: .r..4r n me ..Ihn .i liar,, i : ',.i -
F) Fluencyin E i iililhail rd ,.,,: communication skills.

Kindly submit proposal to:
The Executive Director
Health Sector Development Unit (HSDU)
Georgetown Public Hospital Compound
East Street
Telephone: 226-6222,226-2425
Fax: 225-6559
Final date for submission is Monday, February 6, 2006 at 14.00 hrs
'r ,. -Terms of Reference can : ... 'i. -' the above address during normal working hours.

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20 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22, 2006



Given Under
(Cap. 19:08)

On the directions of the Elections Commission and in accordance with Regulation 4 of the National
Registration (Residents) Regulations, the Commissioner hereby specifies in the Schedule in relation to the
Registration Districts, the Registration Areas and Offices where Sub-Offices have been established, and
the divisions to be serviced by the said sub-office as set out in columns I, II, III, IV and V of the Schedule.

2. Official hours shall be every day (except Sundays and Holidays) from 09:00hrs to 13:00 hrs and
from 14:30 hrs to 18:00 hrs.


Registration Registration Areas Registration Offices Registration Registration Divisions
Districts Sub-Offices

The Registration Mabanima, Kumaka, Office of the Elections Office of the 111111 Barima Head-Matak
District for Region Hosororo, Matthews Commission, Regional Elections Kapoia
No. I or the Barima' Ridge, Matarkai and Democratic Council Commission 111112 Masowa
Waini Region. surrounding areas Building, Mabaruma Port Kaituma Water 111113
(Sub-Region 1)- Part of Compound, Front,
the Registration District Mabaruma, Port Kaituma 111121 A Matews Ridge
for Region No. 1. North West District. Region 1 B
Region 1 Barima/Waini. C Arakaka
B Barima Head
111212 Sebai
11123 Little Anabise

The Registration South Georgetown Office of the Elections Church of Ihe 413411 Tucville
District for Region including the areas of Commission, Transiguration 413412 Guyhoc Park Cum Annexis
No. 4 or the Agricola, Ruimveldt, La 17 Croal Street, (Action Annexe,
Demerara/Mahaica Penitence. Tucville. Tyre Building), Stabroek. Mandela Avenue, 413421 Festival City
Region. Albouystown, Lodge Georgetown, North East La 1322 Nortl Ruimveldt Housing
Stabroek and their Region 4 Penitence,
surrounding areas Part of Georgetown. Scheme
the Registration District 413431 South Ruimveldt Park (East)
for Region No. 4.
413432 South Ruimveldt Park (West)
413441 South Ruimveldt Gardens
413442 South Ruimveldt Gardens
413451 Roxanne Burnham Gardens
413482 East Ruimveldt
413621 Lodge Housing Scheme;
D'Urban Backlands
413622 Meadow Brook Gardens
413641 North East' East La

Dated this 18th day of January, 2006.

.. ....... .. ...r .r: . ...r..
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Gocool Boodoo
Chief Election Officer/
Commissioner of National Registration

Chief E;ecton Officer
r ",'" '- .- R .;r REGIS TRfGl( O!


Enzyme in action Ligase in genetic engineering

Food and Beverage...

(From page 19)
(bioprocess technology). Such
ingredients include enzymes
themselves, antibiotics such as
in-feed coccidiostats in the
poultry industry, amino acids
such as 1-lysine applied in pro-
duction of monosodium
glutamate (MSG) locally called
'Agee'. Incidentally, Agee or
MSG is manufactured in large
fermenters by a microbe called
Corynebacterium glutamicum, a
"cousin" of the germ that causes
diphtheria, a potentially fatal
human disease! In all this food
safety guidelines are ensured.
Other examples of nzyme-
derived food and feed ngredi-
ents are growth pi voters
such as bovine soma ,tropic
hormone (BSH) useu in the
cattle industry to increase milk
production, vitamins rganic
acids such as v;negar/acetic acid,
citric acid in sweets and fruit
juices. food tt ickeners such as
xanthan. pres.:rvatives ;uch as
glucose oxida e. obtained ;rom
the mold. Asp r.,ilius niger. for
shrimp prcseri aton i Biolecnno-
logical Appli: aitons .I .lId-
Adapted Orga:,!:s ;i.. ','r 9 eiiica
hb esi i o z 5i":: -r .
Springer-Vcrl .: *

flavours (for sensory or orga-
noleptic qualities of food).
A whole new range of nu-
tritional health products, the
nutraceuticals, are emerging
at supersonic rate.
Nutraceuticals are "functional
foods" with therapeutic value.
For example, the grapevine
synthesized anti-oxidant called
resveratrol, well-known for its
positive effects in abating car-
diovascular disease (heart dis-
ease), the essence of therapeu-
tic value of red wine!
Harvard professor, David
Sinclair, has since reported in
the journal Nature in 2003, the
value of resveratrol in prolong-
ing the life of yeast by 80 per-
cent. We shall delve more into
this in another column.
Next week, we shall con-
tinue with further details high-
lighting specific examples of
bioprocess food and beverage
technologies, food additives and
E-mail address:
caesarbiosatety@ or
,., ,d la so :1 1--' .' .1 1, ,I 1 1,1h ..r ,r
*The National Biosafety
Framework Project is ex-
ecuted under the auspices of
the Environmental Protection

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Fire destroys

Cotton Tree home
A FAMILY of five is homeless following an early morn-
ing fire which destroyed their wooden house at Cotton
Tree, West Coast Demerara.
The police said about 01:15 h yesterday neighbours
saw the building on fire and formed a bucket brigade but
failed to extinguish the flames %\ which quickly engulfed the
The fire victims, vendor. Abiola Thompson and her
four children. bad left the house earlier to visit relatives.
She estimated losses at about $560,000.
Police said the origin of the fire remains unknown.

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SUNYATf GHRUNIULt January zz, zuuo0


06:30 h Inspirational
06:45 h Bhajan Melodies
07:00 h Dabi's Musical Hour
07:30 h Bhakti Bhajans

08:00 h Christ For The Nation
08:30 h I.Q. Show (Live)
09:00 h Religious Melodies
09:15 h Avon DVD Melodies
09:45 h Playboy Taxi Music
12:30 h The Diary


13:00 h The Ramayan
13:30 h Caribbean Temptation
Music Mix
14:00 h Current Affairs
14:30 h Movie
16:30 h Payless Musical
17:00 h Birthday & Other

Thi e AiYa Police Force is oe.ri a rear one miion ;

dollars ($1,000,000) to anyone with information leading to

the arrest of persons) who vandalised and set fire to

drainage structures aback Strathavon and Victoria on the

East Coast emerara between ua 20 & 21, 2006.

Persons) with informaon can ciract the Guyana Poice

Force on tne numbers: 225-6411, 26698, 226-4585,

226-24 8-, 229-2701-2

All rr i. n i be treated h ij strictest corfid ie,



Office of the President

Pre-qualification of Contractors (2005)
The Administration of the Office of the President hereby invites suitably qualified
contracting firm/contractors/individuals to submit expressions of interest for
pre-qualification to supply/provide the below mentioned services to the Presidential
Office Complex- New Garden Street and other locations under the control of the
Office of the President for the year 2006 namely:

S(i) Plumbing Works
S(ii) Civil/Building Works
(iii) Electrical Works
(iv) Supply and Installation of Carpet
(v) Maintenance of Air Condition Units

STenderers/Contractors are reminded that all "Expression of Interest" must be
accompanied by:

1. Valid certificates of compliance from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
Guyana Revenue Authority and the National Insurance Scheme. It should be noted
that a Tender submitted in the name of a Company/Firm, the Certificate must
reflect the name of the Company/Firm and not the owners
2. Evidence of financial resources from banking; Institution available to undertake
3. List of manpower/resources.
S4. Record of past performance of works completed.
S5. List of machinery/equipment.

All expressions of interest should be clearly marked "Expression of Interest" for
the provision of services (Office of the President) on the top left-hand corner
of the envelope and be addressed to:

Ministerial Tender Board
Office of the President
New Garden Street
Georgetom n

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Pres ;

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ground floor building 'C'
auory 22. 2()(,


LOAN # 1604/SF-GY

The Government of Guyana (GoG) has secured a loan from the Inter-American
Development Bank (IDB) to reform the Public Sector. The GoG has taken a decision to
adopt a phased approach to this reform. The first phase of what is envisaged to be a long
term reform process, is modemising the public sector by improving public management

A diagnostic study of the public sector management in Guyana (financed by the
IDB-ATN/SF-6867-GY) identified the following five (5) cornerstones on which the
modernisation process will be built:

- Strengthen policy development and coordination
- Build performance monitoring and evaluation structure
- Establish a new human resources management infrastructure
- Develop a management framework for arm's length agencies and strengthen their
- Foster transparency and integrity in the public sector

The Project Execution Unit is seeking the expertise of a legal firm to provide
consultancy services in Administrative Law.

Expressions of interest along with profile of the firm must be sent no later than
February 06, 2006 to:

The Project Coordinator
Public Management Modernisation Programme
Dependant's Pension Fund Building (Top Floor)
230 Camp Street
Government ads c;n be ,ie'Aed on http.n'.w:.v'ga gov. gy



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17:15 h Death
Announcements/In Memoriam
18:00 h Weekly Digest
19:30 h Asian Variety Show
19:30 h IBE Highlights Live
20:30 h Indian Movie
23:00 h English Movie
00:00 h Sign Off

02:00 h NCN 6 O'Clock

"SUNDAY CI'IHUNII.;LI:- january zz; zuob

News Magazine (R/B)
02:30 h Late Nite with Gina
03:00 h Movie
05:00 h Inspiration
05:30 h Newtown Gospel
06:00 h NCN 6 O'clock
News Magazine (R/B)
06:30 h BBC News
07:00 h Voice of Victory
07:30 h Feature
08:00 h Lifting Guyana to
08:30 h The Fact
09:00 h Anmol Geet
10:00 h National Geographic
11:00 h Flood Update
11:30 h Weekly Digest
12:00 h Press Conference
with Cabinet Secretary
13:00 h Info For Nation

13:30 h Feature
14:00 h Apki Kushi Shakti
14:30 h Catholic Magazine
15:00 h Growing With IPED
16:00 h Documentary
16:30 h Family Forum
17:00 h Lutheran Men's
17:30 h Guysuco Roundup
18:00 h NCN 6 0' clock
News Magazine
18:30 h Kala Milan
19:00 h One On One -
Chanderpaul & West Indies
19:30 h Close Up
20:00 h 60 Minutes
21:00 h Caribbean Passport
21:30 h Movie

22 SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22, 2006

-N~ch IcSALE
COUNSELLING i I 1 ., i2 ; '

S, ;B l*' lBl' 0 5A ,][lil-0I;.. ". ,J'_IIJ ll J I i. .1 I] .

Luxurious and elegant
accommodation for diplomats
and overseas visitors. Tel:
615-9236 or 613-6425.

INDIAN Mehandi bridal
make over, herbal and gold
skin treatment. Contact Annie
- 225-4187.

INDRA'S Beauty Salon,
122 Oronoque Street, for cold
wave, straightening, facial,
manicure, scalp treatment
and design on nails. Also
Beauty Culture available.
Tel. 227-1601.
offering special 3-month
Cosmetology package. Also
evening courses in Airbrushing,
Acrylic Nails, Barbering. Basic
& Advance Hair Cutting which
begin January 30, 2006. Tel.
226-2124 or visit at 211 New
Market Street, North
St., Queenstown. We are
specialised in hair relaxing,
colouring, cold waving, jerry
curling, manicures, pedicure
facials. Contact us on tel. # 226-
7754, 231-6636. We work
Monday to Friday and on
Sunday on appointments.

BUILDING, renovating
any kind of construction
work? Free estimates.
Prom t, reasonable and
reliable service. Call 622-

U$WO RK from home for
US$$$$ weekly.
Information? Send stamped
envelope to Nicola Archer
P.O. Box 12154
Georgetown, Guyana.
BE your own boss. Use
your spare time filling 100
envelopes for US$500 or
more weekly. For information
- send stamped self-
addressed envelope to
Randolph Williams, P.O. Box
12154 Georgetown, Guyana.
CONTROL your income
working from home filling
100 envelopes for US$500
or more weekly. For
information, send stamped
self-addressed envelope to
Nathaniel Williams PO
Box 12154 Georgetown,


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

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

JOIN our dressmaking &
designing class for an exciting
career. We can also sew modern
styles. Classes also in painting,
batik, tie-dying, etc. ay and
evening classes. Call K's
Designer Fashion 225-0571

JEAN offers courses in
Elementary, Intermediate,
Advance Dressmaking, Fabric
Designing (Tie-dye, Batik,
Painting, etc.), Decorative
Cushions, Designing Curtains,
Bedroom Elegance, Soft
Furnishing, Soft Toys, Floral
Arrangement, Craft, Cake
Decoration, 153 Barr St., Kitty.


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Register now!!
225-3364 / 225-4657
Institute, 136 Shell Road, Kitty.
Tel. 225-9587. 1. Television
Repairs and Electronics,
Electrical Installation and
Wiring, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration, Computer Repairs
- an A Plus.
all your extra lesson needs.
Maths, English, Bio, Chem.,
Phy., P.O.A., P.O.B. & O.A. $1
500 per subject. Special
package for CXC students. 96
Sheriff & Bonasika Streets,
Section 'K', Campbellville. Tel.
PRACTICAL electronic
course beginning 1s' February,
learn to repair computer
monitors, TVs, CD Players,
amplifiers, microwave ovens,
etc. Instructor having more than
20 yrs. experience in the field.
Call for further details. Abdul's
Electronics 225-0391 or 226-
6551. Limited space available!
time, afternoon, evening and
weekend classes CXC subjects
offered are P.O.A, P.O.B.,
O.A., English A, Maths and all
Science subjects. COST PRE
SUBJECT $1 000. Visit us at
Croal and King Sts. Call 227-
7627, 647-9434, 611-4997.
Continuing registration for our
SCHOOL, evening classes for
CXC (continued and new
classes) repeaters, afternoon
lessons for Public School
students, ABE, etc. Call today
for more information. 262
2397, 225-5474.




Local and (Cnadion Diplomas
Computer Repairs. MS Office
Computerized Accounting,
lelork;nf y ni nternet/Emaii,
Corel Draw etc.
Day, Evening and
Weekend classes

58 Upper Robb & Oronoque Sts.

B;,riTel: 225-1540

ACADEMY for full-time & part-
time classes. Nursery -
Secondary. Tank St., Grove
Public Road, EBD. Tel. 624-
INC. Foreign Language
Courses for children (3 13 yrs.)
CXC Students (4'h & 5 Formers)
and Adults. Tel. 231-7303.

HERBAL treatments.
Scarpotic itch, ulcer, back pain,
gall stone, sexual problems pile
cold, stoppage of water, internal
cleaning, many more.
Appointment- 220-7342/609-

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

WE build Low Income
homes for less than $10 000
er month. Please enquire at -
27-2494, 227-2479 and 218-
1957 after hrs.

LIBRARY novels,
magazines, children books, text,
etc. Call or visit Juliette's Book
Library, 143 West Ruimveldt. Tel.
223. ;237. Mon. Fri. 8.30 am
- 5 pm, Sat. 10 am 4 pm.

ENROL at Shalom Driving
School 2 Croal Street,
Stabroek. You could also obtain
an International Driving Permit.
Call 227-3869, 622-8f62, 611-
R.K's Creating Masters in
Driving since 1979. Students
need security and comfort to
learn. Students must know who
they deal with. Driving is serious
business, not a fly by night
business. R.K's Institute of
Motoring, 125, Regent Road,

MASSAGE, for hotel,
house by appointment. Mrs.
Singn -Te 220-4842 or
alleviates pain, stress and
tension. Certified Massage
Therapist, Ulelli Verbeke.
226-2669, 615-8747.
FEELING tired not sleeping
well stressed out. Then try a
massage. Definite result. By
certified therapist. Contact Sally
on 276-3623. Servicing West

JOIN "Xanadu Girls Club"
for friends, adventures, fun.
Enjoy lunches, games, trips,
etc. Call 225-2598.
CANADIAN seeking female
pen friends. Please send photo
and phone # to P.O. Box 86 New
Amsterdam, Berbice.
interested persons by
telephone for friendship or
serious relations. Call CFI -
Telephone Friendship Link -
261-5079, Sunday to
Saturday, 07:00 to 21:00 h.
JOIN the Hundreds who have
found friends and companions
through the Junior/Senior
Singles Dating Service, 18 80
yrs. Call now and get immediate
link when you register. Tel. 223-
8237, Mon. Fri. 8.30 am- 5
pm, Sat. 10 am 4 pm.
ARE you a single
independent male between 55
& 70 yrs? Are you honest and
caring and interested in a serious
relationThip with single
independent ladies 55 65 yrs?
Don't miss this lifetime
opportunity? Call tel. 223-8237.
Mon. Fri 8.30 am 6 pm,
Sat.- 10 an 4 pim.

SINGLE white male 37 yrs,
6' 2", 210 Ibs, seeks single female
penpals. William Jones, #
141457, 02E P.O. Box 473,
Westville, In. 4639-0473, USA.
ARE you a woman (24-
36) seeking a loving, loyal
man who win take care of you
financially emotionally and
physically? If you are sexy
honest and marriage minded
write and send picture today
t o

For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten
son that WHOSOEVER
SHALL not perish but HAVE
B .bilb e _John 3-:--16)...................................
HINDUS believe Mukti
(liberation of the soul) though
extremely difficult is possible
when one becomes free from
all actions of sinful life
through austerity, penance
celibacy (no sex) control of
mind and sense truthfulness
and the practice of mystic
yoga. Bhakti Yoga (devotional
service) is pracuised by some
to avoid the tendency for
sinful life but not as
atonement for sins. Fruitive
activities or speculative
knowledge cannot liberate
anyone. Srimad Bhagavatam
(Canto 6 Chap 1).

DO you need person to wash
your clothes clean and press?
Please call anytime 647-0159.
trusted matron would like to
take care of your property
when you are away. 226-
WE rent or sell your
property at reasonable rates.
all Rochelle at Cluster
Marketing on Tel. 609-8109,
your refrigerators, washing
machine, gas stoves, a/c units?
Then can Linden on 641-
TECHNICIANS available for
appliance repairs washers,
dryers, microwaves, stoves, deep
frers, etc. Call 622-4521/263-
0 50.- - - -
DO you have a place to sell
or rent? Our service is reliable &
efficient. Call anytime 233-
2180. 616-7083, 265-3067 and
we can take care of it for you.
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FOR your television,
microwave, amplifier & VCR
repairs, etc. We provide
home services. Call Mike -
265-2634, 615-7361.
HOSTING from $4.35
month! Transfer your domain
and get free 1 year extension
plus Tree email, A/C. Exclusive
web design, sell online
KITCHEN cupboards,
closets, etc. can be made to order
in any design colour guaranteed
workmanship over 30 yrs
experience. Call 233-2770.
FOR all your construction,
repairs renovations, as well as
masonry, varnishing plumbing
and painting, contact
Mohamed on 223-9710/223-
HAVE a property to sell or
rent? Call Ena's Beauty Salon,
24 Cotton Tree Village, Berbice.
Enrolment on Wednesdays.
Trainin available 227-4043,
231-2930, 627-2258.
BUSINESS. We specialise in:
Installation and servicing of all
alarm systems for vehicles &
buildings, surveillance cameras,
electronic door locks, electrical
installation, etc. Tel. 231-1291,
644-5960. 622-3913.
REPAIRS & Service to any
electrical appliances e.g.
washing machines. clothes
dryers, air-conditions,
freezers, refri erators
computers etc. ALL JOBS
WARRANTY. Nazim Khan N.
K. Electr:r.--l .Crvices. Tel.
270-4595, ... -- 4 (anytime).

NEED care for your elderly?
Then call Mags. Certified Care-
giver. 263-6184.
ARE you living on the ECD,
need Baby- Sitter day and night?
Please call 647-0159.
stove, washing machine, clothes
dryer, freezer, vacuum cleaner.
etc. Contact A. Henry. Tel. 226-
1629, 223-4556, 625-8974.

Live, % ork. Visit of
Study in Canada.
Canada: 416-431-' 15,
647-:' : i,"75
Guyana: 225-1540

PERSONNEL Assistant. Call
223-4267, 612-2766.
TWO Labourers needed to
work in radiator shop. Call 227-
2844. Salary $5 000 weekly.
TRUCK/VAN Drivers. Apply
in person with written
application to Lens, Sheriff &
Fourth Sts.. C/ville.
ONE (1) mature
experienced Dispatcher.
Contract Hire Cars. Contact
Bassant's Taxi Service. 227-
2 DRIVERS, living around
Georgetown. Must have Licence
to drive for 30-seater bus. Apply
in person at 35 Delhi Street,
Prashad Nagar.
Vacancy exists for qualified &
experienced Secondary
teachers. Apply in person Tank
St., Grove Public Rd., EBD.
MACHINISTS, Diesel fuel
pump repairmen, welder. Please
call 233-2497 or 609-0900,
between 7 am and 4 pm,
persons. Apply'at Shanta's, 225
Camp and New Market Sts., Tues.
- Fri., 3 5 pm. No phone calls.
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, C/vile.
SEWING machine
Operators, Drafter/Cutter,
Security Guards, Labourer and
Porters. Apply at Kent Garment
Factory Ltd., 12 Plaisance
Public Road, ECD. Tel. # 222-
Handyman, preferably with
woodworking experience in G.T.
Apply with 2 references at
Morgan's Furniture Store, 167
Charlotte St., Lacytown, Mon. to
1 DRIVER. At least 3 years
driving experience, 1 Barman,
Waiters/waitresses, at least 3
subjects CXC/GCE. Previous
experience would be an asset.
Apply in writing to P.O. BOX
ONE Female Office
Assistant, with knowledge of NIS
and PAYE Roll. Must be
Computer literate, must be
between ages 18 and 30,
knowledge ofMaths and English.
Apply in person with written
application and 2 references to
Lens. Sheriff and Fourth
Streets, Campbellville. G/

female vocalists and

P-'Ei,..n Ej.-O yrs. Have 2 recent
tetiirm ,nai; ',,aiid Pa",4E"earrnin.

female vocalists and
guitarists. Apply Majestics,
88 Middle Street. Tel. #
226-6432, 225-8628.
CLERICAL Staff, Guards
and Driver with canter and van
Licence. Apply Avinash
Complex A & B, Water Street,
Georgetown. Contact 226-
3361, 227-7829.
VACANCY one Cook.
Applicants must know to make
pastries. Requirements: A valid
ood Handler's Certificate; a
recent recommendation from a
previous employer. Applicants
should be preferably from East
Bank Demerara. Apply with a
written application to:
Splashmins Head Office, 48
High Street, Werk-en-Rust,
Georgetown, Guyana. Tel. 592-
to work in Kwakwani area
Timber Grant. Either Scaler or
Accounts experience with
appropriate educational back
ground. Salary negotiable.
experience not necessary but
knowledge of lumber species,
size and construction a must.
Excellent Math and
interpersonal skills. CHECKER
- to assist Salesman in function
described above. DRIVER off
road experience and ex Police
or Army training preferred,
licensed for car, trucks and
tractor. SECURITY GUARD for
Lombard St., Lumber Yard. Day
and night rotating shift.
Physical y fit. Minimum salary
- $8 000 per week. Send written
application with character
references to: General
Manager, P.O. Box 10429
Georgetown, no later than Jan.,
31, 2006.

LAMAHA Gardens,
corner $15 million
negotiable. 226-7874,
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,
469 ACRES land, left bank
Abary River. Ideal for rice &
cattle. Call 232-0547, 623-
1 LAND for sale at Grove
Housing Scheme, EBD with
new foundation. Tel. 627-6199/
Enterprise Gardens size
50 ft. x 100 ft. Tel. # 626-
3955, 222-3610.
PRIME commercial land
for sale 115 ft x 31 ft,
Charlotte Street, Bourda.
Contact owner 226-0683
DOUBLE lot Meten-Meer-
Zorg, WCD public road $16M
neg. Ormela 277-0155, 626-
Gardens 89 ft by 152 ft.
Price $25M. Call: 612-
LAND situate at east of
Windsor Forest Cricket
Ground, comprising an area
of 2.422 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
LARGE lot Dowding St.,
wide concrete bridge with plans
for 3 buildings. Only $6M.
Owner 226-1742 or 623-


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LARGE prime double Lot
(residential/ commercial) -
Charlotte St., with 2-family
house $25M. Owner 226-
1742 or 623-1317.
TWO transported 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.
70 ACRES of prime
agricultural land (Titled) 16
acres cultivated with citrus, 2
buildings, river fro'ntage for
wharf Prince Caralina, West
Bank Demerara River.! Phone
SAILA PARK -:Vreed-en-
Hoop, Housing .Scheme.
House lot for sale', rear the
public road. Prime location,
2 miles from; V/Hoop
Stelling. Tel. # 225-7670 or
miles from Linden -! 600 acres,
1 800 ft. length, width 8,000 ft.
Ideal wharf or seae i.'rl access
Essequibo River i, 000 per
acre. Ederson's 226-5496.
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HOPE, EBD, land public
road to river bank: Ideal for
ships, warehouse', Ibond with
active 2-storey general
business $12.5M (US$36 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
(NORTH) land/property with
pool. Happy Acres, Atlantic
Gardens, Lamaha Gardens,
Versailles (double lot), Duncan
St. $9.9M, Meadow Bank -
$4.9M, Diamond (corner),
Grove, East Bank and Highway
lands (sand pit/resort), etc. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.
Ressouvenir (pool), Atlantic
Gardens $16.5M & $45M,
(triple lot), Industry $8.5M,
GuySuCo Gardens, Bel Air
Village, Bygezight $10.5M
& $2M, (double lot), Prashad
Nagar $16.5M, Subryanville -
$24M & $48M, (double lot), Bel
Air Park, Queenstown $15M,
Duncan St. $9.9M, Kitty -
$10.5M, Triumph $8.5M &
$22M, Mon Repos- $7.75M,
Eccles $7.75M, Grove Public
Road. Parika, Albouystown -
$2.5/$3.5M. TEL. 226-8148,
CAMP ST. $8M, Diamond
- $5M, Happy Acres 14 500
sq. ft. $18M, Happy Acres 7
200 sq. ft. $9M, el 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 per
acre, Blankenburg 17 houses
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-

000. ORMELA 277-0155,
PHONE: 227-0928.
FOR overseas visitors
- furnished flats. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
US$2 500. Ormela 277-0155,
US$1 500. Ormela 277-
0155, 626-6618.
APARTMENT to rent at
Triumph Village, ECD. Tel.
220-7937, 220-7629.
apartment for rent. Please
contact tel. 625-3536.
executive US$800. Ormela
- 277-0155, 626-6618.
ONE 2-bedroom bottom
flat, 69 Nandy Park semi-
furnished $40 000. Call 227-
2-BEDROOM cottage at
799 Westminster, Canal
#1, WBD. Contact # 615-
1 PLACE for Club or
games room. 48 Princes &
ussell Sts. Phone 226-
6603, 225-3499.

FOUR-bedroom house at
47 Trotman St.,Golden
Grove. ECD. Contact phone
# 277-3567.
ROOM to rent. Preferably
single male. non smoker. Tel
222-5541. 9 am & 6 pm, Mon.
- Fri.
PHONE 225-9944.
COUPLE. Contact 26 Saffon
Street Tyre Shop.
ONE two-bedroom top flat
apt. situated at 26 Seaforth
Street, Campbellville. Call 227-
SMALL house for rent, 1-
bedroom $50 000 per month,
fully furnished. Contact # 227-
ONE fully furnished
school or office building
situated in C/ville. Call 615-
1203, 226-2913.
FURNISHED 3-bedroom
apt. for overseas guest in Craig
St.. C/ville. 223-1329.
1 3-BEDROOM bottom flat -
fully grilled, phone, water, light,
etc. Tel. 225-7700.;
FURNISHED flats. For
overseas visitors. Phone
227-2995, Kitty.
HOUSE for rent, Anna
Catherina, Sea View, WCD. No.
627-4496 Bibi.
PLAZA Taxi Service for rent.
Serious enquiries only. Tel. 227-
8576 or 264-2263.
FURNISHED rooms with
toilet & bath. Bachelor's
Adventure. ECD. Tel. 270-1214
- Gloria.
UPPER flat house for rent -
Chateau Margot, ECD. Tel. 220-
1695, 226-6483 (Work).
CENTRALLY located in GT
business apartment from $35
000. Call 225-7131 or 621-2601.
1 2-BEDROOM bottom flat,
Prashad Nagar $45 000
monthly. Contact 231-1458.
ONE furnished two-bedroom
bottom flat fully meshed and
grilled in convenientlocation -
$55 000. Call 227-2136 or 623-
ONE three-bedroom fully
furnished at 236 Anaida
Avenue, EBD. Contact No. 233-
2562 and 623-0338.
C/VILLE 1 bottom flat. 23
ft. x 30 ft., suitable for bond, well-
secured, no flooding. Tel. 227-
8356, anytime.
unfurnished executive homes
around Georgetown. Call
Rochelle 609-8109, anytime.
ONE two-bedroom apt. to
rent. Situated at Lot 27 Third
St., Liliendaal. Contact C. Shim
or tel. # 222-3475.
4-BEDROOM top flat at 390
Republic Park, all modern
amenities, toilet, bath.
telephone, grilled. Tel. 225-
TWO bottom flat
unfurnished apartments in
Queenstown. Secure area.
Suitable for single executive.
bedroom top flat with telephone.
K. S. Raghubir Agency. Office
225-0545; 614-5212_
MALE. TEL: 226-5035 (08:00 -
17:00 HRS).
APT. houses and rooms for
students, singles and Low
Income earners. ($20 000 -
$35 000). Call 900-8258, 900-
EXECUTIVE houses, apts.,
(fur. & unfur.) house by itself -
US$400, others US$450, etc.
Call 225-8578, 225-0353.
ONE two-bedroom
apartment located in Cummings
Lodge. Rent $25 000.
Preferable couples or students.
Tel. 222-6558.
ATLANTIC Gardens, Happy
Acres, Ogle. executive houses
from US$600 to US$1 500.
Enquiries pls call 624-6527/
ONE large spacious, 4-
room, unfurnished, bottom flat
in East Street. Suitable for
offices, business, etc. -
US$500. Call 227-3285 or
FURNISHED apartment
for overseas guest at
Garnett St., C/ville. G/town.
Contact Ms. Dee on 223-
1061 or 612-2677.
ONE. two, three-bedroom
flats. Furnished and
unfurnished, water tanks. AIC
and fully grilled Tel. # 226-
1342, 615-3340.

I Executive Funiishcd
House Generator. A/C
I hotcold xatcr.. Jacuzzi

OFFICE space to rent over
3 300 s 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, 62215776.
ONE, two, three & four-
bedroom apartments from
US$400 US$1 500. Short &
long term'. Queenstown,
Georgetown. Tel. 624-4225.
SEMI furnished,
residential family property.
Big Gardens. Secure, hot/
cold, a/ci room. All self-
contained. Shades &
Shapes. 642-8725.
PRIME business lace
situated in'Robb St. (between
Orange Walk and Cummings
Street). Info. Call: 231-1346
between 7 am and 2 pm, 7
pm and 9 pm.
TWO-BEDROOM apartment
bottom flat' with toilet/bath and
running water $28 000 (couple
only\ 154 Middle Road, La
PentenLce. Tel. 227-0328.
2-BEDROOM furnished
apartment (2) bathrooms, A/C,
hot and cold water, tel., car park,
etc. in residential area Ogle
(close to airstrip). Tel. 642-2956.
PRIME location in V/Hoop,
WBD half of a bottom flat for
internet cafe, salon, boutique.
Tel. 225-7074, 225-6430, 264-
2694. Mon. Sun. 9 am 5
furnished and unfurnished,
apartments furnished US$450
to US$600. House -
Campbellville. Call 225-6556
or 610-4581.
FURNISHED studio apt. -
meshed,, tiled and grilled in
beautiful surroundings. Near UG
- $38 000. Rent includes light &
water. Call 222-3962 between 9
am:& 6 pm any day.
: FURNISHED flats & houses
- Lamaha Gdns./Subryanville/
Bel Air Park, etc., etc. from -
US$1 000. Unfurnished flats
from $40 000. Sonja 225-
7197, 623-2537.
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,
OFFICE: Brickdam, King
St., Regent St., Bar St. Business:
Regent St., Bar St.. Camp St.
Bond: Bar St., Regent St.,
Brickdam. Tel. 225-6556. 610-
SHORT and long-term fully
furnished apts. -suitable for
overseas visitors in residential
areas: Queenstown, Bel Air Park,
Lamaha Gdns. etc. Call: Shades
& Shapes 642-8725.
QUEENSTOWN, fully fur-
nished 1 & 3-bedroom apart-
ment with parking space to rent.
Suitable for overseas visitors on
short term basis. Tel. # 226-
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.
rental of properties
apartment, office space, bond
space and business premises.
Prices from $40 000 to US$2
500. Tel. 225-9780.
ECCLES New Scheme Area
"AA" top flat 3 master
bedrooms, bottom flat kitchen,
dinning, garage, MMC Security.
Contact 23-4310, 618-7895.
FULLY furnished three-
bedroom house at Subryanville
with one master room, house
fully meshed and grilled with
generator. Call 223-8080
between 5 and 7 pm.
APARTMENTS houses and
apartments, office space,
business space and place (Kitty/
G/town). etc., bond C/ville, etc.
TEL. 226-8148, 625-1624.
COMPANIES fully furnished
and unfurnished houses and
apartments, University Gardens,
Section 'K', C/ville,
Queenstown, Subryanville. TEL.
226-8148, 625-1624.

FLATS from $40 000 up:
EXECUTIVE places, short &
long term from US$500 up;
office spaces North Road,
Kin ston other BOND spaces,
BUSINESS places Kingston.
Robb, Regent. Sheriff,
others.Call 227-0807/664-1912.
UNFURNISHED (1 2,3-bed.)
- $20 000 $22 000 $30 000,
$40 000, $50 000; furnished -
30 000, $45 000; rooms $14
00; Happy Acres (upstairs) 3-
bedroom (phone and parking);
Campbellville 35 000 (3-be.)
- $30 000 (2-bed.). Call 231-
FUTURE Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796 611-3866.
Business to let Church St. -
US$700, Regent St. US$6 000,
Middle St. US$900, Camp St.
- US$6 000. P/Nagar S$2
000, Brickdam- US$600- US$1
500, North Road US$1 000,
Cummings St. US$1 200.
FUTURE Homes Realty -
227-4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
To let Sec. 'K,' C/ville US$2
000 US$4 000, Republic Park
- US$1 600, Queenstown -
US$3 000, Alberttown US$600,
AA Eccles US$1 500. Lamaha
Gdns. US$1 200 US$3 000
Camp St. US$600, Diamond
Public Road US$1 500, AA
Eccles US$2 000 BIgezight
Gdns. US$1 000, Couria Park
- US$125 000 US$1 500 P/
Nagar US$1 700 -US$1 200,
Be Air Village US$600
Cummings St. US$3 000, Sec.
'K' C/ville US$900.
KITTY $32 000; C/ville $45
furnished $90 000, HappyAcres
PLACES, Kingston US$1 500;
New Haven US$2 000;
furnished, Bel Air Park, semi -
US$1000; Lamaha Gardens,
Subryanville, Queenstown,
Prashad Nagar, Happy Acres,
Republic Park, others. OFFICE
BUILDING Kingston, Main
Street, Church Street, High
Street, New Market Street. Barr
Street, Bel Air Park. BUSINESS
PLACES Regent, Robb,
Sheriff Croal, others. BOND
PLACES central Georgetown.
East Coast. Lombard others.
LAND FOR SALE oleander
Gardens, 180 x 90 feet- $16.5M;
Happy Acres, Atlantic Gardens,
BelAir Patk $16.5M, others.
225-1017, 623-6136 or 64 Main
and Middle Streets,
"NOTHING makes a person
more productive than the last
minute." Executive apartments
Ij,,-,il,,j, Apartment rentals:
i .-n Street. C/ville -
US$550. Camp Street -
US$450, Queenstown -
US$450, Courida Park, (ECD) -
US$350/US$450, David Street
(Kitty) US$400. Home rentals
- Bel Air Park US$600/
US$750/US$1 200, Shamrock
Gardens US$3 000. Atlantic
Gardens US$850, Bel Air
Springs US$2 000, Forshaw
Street- US$2 500, Vlissengen
Road US$1 200 Queenstown
- US$2 000, Charlotte St.,
Bourda US$1 500. Office
buildings: 79 Village,
Corentyne. (Berbice) neg.,
Charlotte Street (upper flat)
neg., Palm Court (upper flat).
BeT Air Park US$700/US$1
200. Charlotte Street (Modern
Barber Shop with five chairs),
(can be rented ,,ia u iii, i,
Robb St. (corner property) -
suitable for selling water, etc..
Queenstown, Water Street (top
flat), Subryanville (Earl Avenue).
Contact: Kenrick
Latchmansingh Ms
Timmerman. Office at 225-
8097. Cell at 618-0221, 616-
8529. Email us at
for reliable and efficient service.
"Have Faith in Christ, today",
227-1988, 623-6341. 270-4470.
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GEORGETOWNt: High Street
(office/residence)- ULS$2 500
New Haven US$2 000, New
Garden US$600 Bel Air Park
- US$1 800/US$2 000,
Queenstown US$2 000/US$1
000/US$1 500/US$800,
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. EAST BANK: Eccles
'AA' (F/F) US$2 000/US1 500
(S/F), Republic Park US$2 000.
EAST COAST: Atlantic Gardens
- US$2 000/US$1 000/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$1 500. North Road US$1
000, Kitty $60 000/$40 000.
Prices negotiable plus properties
from $3M $60M and land -
$2M $80M.

187 WATERLOO Street
(front house). Contact No. 233-
2745, 2783.
ONE wooden and
concrete house 50E Sheriff
Street. Phone 223-1529.
Queenstown $15M. Ormela -
277-0155, 626-6618.
1 HOUSE lot with 4
houses: Persons interested
please call 333-2420 Price ne-
Atlantic Gardens front.
one new 6-bedroom house on
2 lots. 220-5699, 613-3487
situated at Lot '4' Hutsonville,
EBD. Call 227-6202 or 623-
CANAL' NO. 2, North
Section S-bedroom house
(concrete & wood). Tel. 263-
sawmill' large river front,
perfect' for deep harbour.
Tel: 223-5586.
Arcadia. Price $2.3M
negotiable. Contact Wayne -
cel 644-5690.
HOSE in Prashad Nagar,
South Ruimveldt, Dowding
St., Kitty. Call 225-6556, 610-
Eccles AA $18M neg., Bel Air
Gardens $60M. 277-0155, 626-
HOUSE and land for sale
at Chateau Margot, ECD. 2
bedrooms, kitchen, etc. Tel.
DOUBLE-LOT 3-bedroom
property for sale in Amelia's
Ward, Linden. Price
negotiable. Call: 223-4938.
2-STOREY modern
property located at 11 Grove
l/Scheme, EBD. For further
information, please call 623-
1 CONCRETE and wooden,
spacious bedrooms, yard space
for business Charlestown -
$19.5M. Tpl. 226-0170.
1 PRdPERTY, 2 house lots
for sale J $40M, price neg.
Plaisance suitable business
purposes. 231-7666, 226-7817.
ONE unfinished 3-bedroom
48 ft. x 36 concrete house for
sale. Anna Catherina, Sea View,
WCD. No. 627-4496 Dolly.
HAPPY Acres front
executive two-storeyed concrete
building measuring 60 ft. by
40 ft. Telephone 642-0638.
Street $8M, Ketley Street -
S20M. Call Iebbie or K on 226-
0200, Qell 628-8384.
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ONE going business
remises; one secured
beautifully tiled office; one
three-bedroom house fully
grilled -:in New Amsterdam. Tel:
building; suitable for business or
residence. VaCant possession. K.
S. RAGHUBIR Agency, office -
225-0545. 61l-5212._
4-BIEDROOM concrete &
wooden house. Ketley St..
Charlestown.! formerly Rudy's
Liquor estabrant (corner lot)
- 18M neg. Contact 227-
2-STOREY business/
residential property at 56
Section D Cumberland, East
Canje -n 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 ours 333-3688.
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-
ONE 2-storey concrete
house, size of land 50' x 100',
Uitvlugt New Scheme, modern
convenient. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 277-3224 or 644-
TUCVILLE (not in the
Scheme) 4-bedroom house
with office (facing Aubrey Barker
Road), good business spot- Taxi
Service. Internet, School, Hair
Dressing-$4.8M. Call 231-6236.
$30M. Bel Air Gdns. $45M, Be!
Air Park $35M & $14M.
Oleander Gdns. $35M & $25M,
C/ville S9M. Call 225-7197.

WOODEN & concrete
building in good condition,
overhead tank, tel., parking
concrete yard. This is a bargain
for just $5M in Corriverton.
Calf 233-2180, 616-7803, 265-
CONCRETE & wooden 5-
bedroom house, A/C, tel.,
fenced, concrete yard, parking
space in Prashad Nagar for -
$16M. Call 233-2180. 616-
7803, 265-3067.
GIFT high land, no
flooding Yarrawkabra 3
buildings, light, water, 1
general store, 2-flat residence,
1 unfurnished 2-storey concrete
building $4M neg. Ederson's
- 226-5496..
vacant 2-storey 6-bedroom
building, on double lot to build
another house $3.7M (US$17
000) neg. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
SNE1WTOw Kitt y- front -
concrete/wooden 6-bedroom,
back 4-bedroom with toilet &
bath, kitchen $10M (US$50
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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vacant 2-storey 5-bedroom 2-
year-old mansion fully grilled,
parking $16.5M (US$82 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
SOUTH Ruimveldt
Gardens vacant 2-storey
concrete/wooden 3-bedroom
mansion, fully girlled, garage
- $7.5M (US$37 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
GIFT: Republic Park -
residential 2-storey 4-bedroom
mansion on 3 house lots, area
for tennis/swimming pool -
$22M (US$110 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
GIFT: Kingston vacant
corner 3-storey 6-bedroom well-
designed mansion ideal for
offices/church/school $37M
(US$185 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
ECCLES, residential -
vacant corner, fully-concreted
2-storey, new, 4 luxurious
bedrooms, 2 huge sitting rooms
- $25M neg. (US$125 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
URGENTLY needed-
commercial, -esidential
buildings for sale or rent.
Regent St., Robb St., North
Rd., Church St., Vlissengen
Rd., other area not mentioned.
Ederson's- 226-5496. Email:
overseas vacant possession 3-
storey steel/concrete building,
Georgetown business centre, if
divided by 40 mini malls,
monthly income $5M, yearly
$60M average. Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
PRIME location in Vreed-
en-Hoop 2-storey home with
8 bedrooms. 2 separate 2-
bedroom apartments on main
floor. Rent potential of $30
000 per month. Call 627-8100,
ONE property with 4-
bedroom wooden building and
huge land space. Ideal for
business or residential Industry
front facing railway

more information, ca1l 225-
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.
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 possession.
BLV. Albouystown vacant 2-
storey 3-bedroom building on
3 house lots, road to alley.
Ideal for church/nursery/pool
hall. If qualified, move in
tomorrow $3M (USS15 000)
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
vacant 2-storey concrete/
wooden building, noLe 4 2-
bedroom Hollywood designed
apartments S13M (US$65
000). Ederson's- 226-5496.
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BRICKDAM/Stabroek -
vacant 3-storey 6-bedroom
luxurious mansion. Ideal
foreign mission $50M neg.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
storey 8-bedroom residence.
Ideal for taxi internet/general
business. If qualified, move in
today $13.5M (US$67 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
new 2-storey ranch type
mansion on 2 lots. 10 coconut
& fruits trees, area for tennis/
swimming pool $26M
(US$130 000). Ederson's -
226-5496. Email:
OVERSEA/local owners of
buildings, we have general
management services paying
bills rate/taxes/repairs/
landscaping. Ederson's 226-
5496. Email:
OVERSEAS/Local doctor -
new hospital, 1 block long, 75
width. Can be general hospital
surgery/dentistry, pharmacy,
snackette. Inspection anytime.
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
new 2-storey concrete property
on 1/4 acre land, 3 bedrooms, 2
toilets, 2 baths $15M (US$75
000). Ederson's 226-5496.
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Scheme one-year-old two-
storey concrete 3-bedroom
mansion, well-designed
Hollywood style. Inspection
anytime $7.5M (US$37 000).
Ederson's 226-5496. Email:
HOUSE & land for sale in
Hampton Court, Elbo. 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, 265-3067.
HOUSE on a triple lot- 135
x 80 house located in Atlantic
'Gardens, self-contained room,
hot & cold water, built-in
closets, flly A/C, etc. Excellent
yard space for BBQ small party,
etc., tel. facilities, etc. for lust -
$45M. Call now # 233-2180,
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.
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
- 227-4040, 628-0796, 611-
3866. Properties for sale -
Atlantic Gdns. $15M $30M,
Light St. $18M, P/Nagar -
$14.5M Diamond Scheme -
$5M, Tucville $600 000,
South Caneview $15M,
Uitvlugt $5M, Triumph ECD -
$9M, Mc Doom, EBD $10.5M,
South R/veldt- $11M.
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 to Public
Road. Lot 6 Nandy Park,
EBD. Interested person only
to call. Day 226-7806;
evening_- 225-8410.........
FOR SALE or rent. 8
West Ruimveldt land &
building. Fenced land 8
000 sq. ft. Building
concrete with tiled floor.
Dimension 27" 9 x 55 0'
(4856.25 sq ft). Negotiable
at $16M sale or rent $150
000. One 45 gin stainless
steel kettle. Propery at 92
Oronoque St., Queenstown.
$15M. Some repairs not
negotiable. Dial 226-7494.
BY Owner FOR SALE or
rent: 8 West Ruimveldt land
& building. Fenced land 8
000 sq. ft. Building concrete
with tiled floor. Dimension- 27"
- 9 x 55' 0' (4856.25 sq. ft.).
Negotiable at $15M neg. sale
or rent $130 000. One 45 gin.
stainless steel kettle, property
at 92 Oronoque St.,
Queenstown $15M. Some
repairs negotiable. Dial 226-
7494. No Agents.

D'Augiar's Park- S4SM
Prashad Nagar- $16.5 M

Subryanville S25 M


KITTY $13.5M, Bel Air Park
- $30M, Queenstown $22M, Bel
Air Gardens, land (150 ft 100
ft) $45M, Water Street (business
premises) $60M, Cumming
Street, land approximately 4 lots
together $35M, Atlantic
Gardens $16.5M, Sheriff Street
- $40M, Vlissengen Road -
$30.5M, Brickdam $30.5M,
Alberttown (business premises) -
$18.5M. Vish Realty- 225-9780.
WE ARE always a blessing.
Generation thinking demands
that we buy Real Estate for long
term benefits. Bel Air Springs -
US$170 000 only, Bel Air
Gardens needs repairs US$200
000, Subryanville on 10 000 sq.
ft. US$160 000, Lamaha
Gardens US$190 000, Prashad
Nagar $19M, Q/town $11M,
Queenstown on double lot -
US$210 000, Sec 'K' $14.5M,
Meadow Brook $14M, South
Gardens $12M and $8M.
Business property -$17M, Happy
Acres $21M, LBI, Earl's Court -
$16M, Republic Park $20M on
double lot. BUY NOW IT'S FOR
YOU ONLY. Phone Ms. Tucker -
#225-2626, Ms. Landry # 231-
2064 or e-mail:
227-4040, 618-0796, 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 U$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 -
$1OM $65M, North Road,
Alexander Village, fur. house, A/
C, $23M, South Road $20M,
$55M, Annandale $3.5M,
Regent St. $40M, US$1.5M.
MODERN concrete home
with 3 large master rooms, maid's
quarters bearing fruit trees,
excellent finished inside, in Bel
Air Gardens $95 million;
Subryanville $50M, large
concrete and wooden in Croal
Street $36M; North Road -
$29M; large house on large land
on Vlissengen Road $46M;
Brickdam on a corner $35M;
Regent Street $30M; Regent
Street, ideal for a Mall -
US$1.2M; large building with
parking on Ave. of the Republic
- US$2.5M, New Providence-
$75 million; Prashad Nagar- $16
million; Lamaha Gardens -$18
million; Ogle (Modern house)
with active swimming pool -
$78M; New concrete well-tiled
2-bedroom house in Diamond
(vacant possession) $5M neg.
Kindly call us for further
information. FUTURE HOMES
REALTY 227-4040, 611-3866,
CUMMINGS ST corner lot
with building $12.5M neg.,
EAST STREET, two-storey
concrete and wooden building -
$9M neg., SMYTH ST., business/
residence $11M neg., SOUTH
ROAD, front lot with bldg. $8M
business potential for $27M
neg., BROAD ST., front wooden
2-storey bldg. $6.5M neg.,
PRASHAD NAGAR, excellent
residences, ranging from $15M
residence from $11.5M neg. to
properties ranging from $7M
neg., QUEENSTOWN, front
bidgs. and whole lots from $14M
bldgs., from $13M up. Business
properties via Robb St. $20M,
Regent St., North Rd., $12M -
$35M, Main St. $30M, D'Urban
St. $10M $18M, Mandela
Ave., Lamaha St., and more
residences in areas via
Vergenoegen, New Road, V/
Hoop, La Grange, Parika,
Skeldon. Bath Settlement,
Canals #1 & 2, Diamond,
Republic Park and more. Land
for sale via Pearl, Coverden,
Sarah Johanna, Brickery,
Demerara River, Garden of Eden
and more. Contact Pete's Real
Estate Co., Lot 2 George St.,
Georgetown. Tel. #592-226-
5546, 226-9951. Email:

290 TRACTOR selling for
parts. Tel. 621-0694, 612-3072.
TRADING. 335-3100.
TEL: #611-0881.
3 NEW complete sets 8"
drum sanders, 110 240
volts. Tel. 276-0304 Raj.
enticing French and
American lingerie. Call
225-4495 or 626-3178.
ONE Cement Mixer, one
portable diesel welder. Tel. #
1 NISSAN Caravan minibus,
BJJ series being sold as scrap.
Call 233-2883, anytime.
1 FOOD Cart complete with
fryer, gas bt., etc. Tel. 226-0170.
2 '/ INCH bangamary seine
- $18 000 per bundle (25 Ibs
each). Tel. 259-3158.
1 Internet Ready computer
with monitor. Price $54 000.
Call 263-7098.
2 YRS old Rottweilers, 4-
month-old German Shepherd,
pure bred. Call 227-8028.
PURE bred pit bulls, fully
dewormed and vaccinated, 12
wks. old. 227-3571, 225-5029.
ONE Snack shop for sale.
226-2318, 622-5181. Price
MIXED breed pups (German
Shepherd & Doberman mixed) -
$15 000. Contact or 662-7102,
ONE Bedford 330 diesel
engine. Good working
condition. Contact 265-
3113 or 610-6686.
CHLORINE Tablets 3"
for swimming pools .only.
Phone: 227-4857 (8 am 4
pm) Monday to Friday.
1 RB 20 E Cefiro engine
sold n" parts with new automatic
transmission. Tel. 220-8981.
DACHSHUND mixed pups, 7
weeks old. Very fluffy. Call 265-
4448 or Cell 643-2902.
ONE outboard 8
Johnson engine, excellent
condition. Call 268-2244 -
Road Master, Leonora,
PARTS for Cummins NI 855
1. Heads, 2. crankshaft, 3. rocker
boxes. Please call 609-0900.
ONE complete music set for
sale. No reasonable offer
refused. For further information,
call 254-0608.
1 450 KV GENERATOR set
on bed $4.9M. 227-4040, 628-
0796, 233-6550.
TIBETIAN Terrier &
Dachshund pups, 2 mths old.
Please call Tina King 229-
Reso Machine, Show Cases,
Rotisserie to accommodate 10
whole chickens. Tel. 225-0431.
ONE JIALING Scooter 125 -
CE Series. Excellent condition.
Price negotiable. Call 229-2759
or 647-9592.
2 UPRIGHT, double door
display coolers (4 ft. x 6 ft.), 1
Coco Cola Cooler, 1 warmer.
Tel. 627-8749 or 223-3024.
ARGON/Co2 mixed gas.
Also shock treatment for
swimming pools. Phone: 227-
4857 (8 am 4 pm) Monday
to Friday.
ONE brand new computer
with CD Burner, CD Walkmans,
car stereo' and DVD Player.
Contact 225-4112, 626-9264.
AC UNITS brand new, 5
000 150 BTU, Kenmore
brand. Contact Juliana at 613-
3319 or 226-7973. Going
"NEW' yes new Honda
Generators 2500 6000 watts.
Manual/key start, Eu-British
guaranteed. Phone 233-5500.
ONE brand new JVC
Camcorder with bag &
accessories $60 000
negotiable. Call 220-3792/220-
0775 ask for Pierre.
GERMAN Shepherd &
Doberman pups 8 weeks
old, fully vaccinated &
dewormed $15 000 each.
Tel. 229-6527, 610-8071.
JUST arrived from the UK
are 1500 x 20 Tractor Grip and
1400 x 20 Power Grip Tyres.
Contact Tel. 220-2034. Tel/
Fax: 220-1787.

FREON gas: 11, 12, 22,
502, 134A & 404A. Also
Helium for balloons and Argon
GA. Phone: 227-4857 (8 am -
4 pm) Monday to Friday.
MIXED breed pups -
Doberman and Rottweiler ten-
week old dewormed and fully
vaccinated. Call 222-5013
anytime. Magie.
QUANTITY of permanent
crops on Island with
transferable 50 years. Lease
in Essequibo, Great Tourism
Potentials. Tel. 260-4459.
1 GRL up right freezer $35
000, 1 5 000 wafts generator coil
- $65 000, 1 17" Compaq
computer system $55 000. Tel.
ONE Block machine with
Ransom 3" and 4" moulding.
Owner leaving country. Tel. 277-
3224 or 644-9798.
PURE Bred Doberman pups,
7 weeks old, 4 females, 1 male.
Vaccinated and dewormed. Tel.
233-2546, 623-0501.
CORDLESS phones,
answering machine, office desks
chairs computer, printer. Call
231-1 49.
BRAND new crash bar to
fit new & old model RAV-4 -
75 000 cash. Call 624-8402,
27-7677, 225-2503.
PARTS for dryers/washers
thermostats bells, pumps
motors, couplings, valves, etc
Technicians available. Call
231-6429, 622-5776.
JUST arrived from England
- one Lister single cylinder water
cool generator set and eight (8)
tractor radiators. Tel. 260-0852,
1 DOUBLE door non-frost
Mitsumi refrigerator. Price $60
000. 1 suite. Price $30 000.
Call 622-7926 or 229-6451 from
6 pm week days.
GENERATOR: New Electric
generator in box 950 watts,
Beat blackouts. Lay-a-way plan
available. Going cheap. Tel.
222-3488, 621-5606.
wardrobe, beds, stereo sets for
wedding disco etc. At a
reasonable offer. Tel. 220-7252.
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-
HONDA Pressure washer
2800 PSI, generator 3100 watts.
Water pump 2" & 3" compressors.
All new. Up right freezer. Best
offer. Phone 612-0695.
CLOSING off sale a
quantity of Brazilian-made tops
and jerseys, also leotard and
tights 500 up. 122 123
Merriman's Mall, Bourda 622-
WASHING Machine $38
000, Computer $80 000, TV
Sharp 20" $30 000, Fridae
(WestPoint)- $65 000, VCR $12
000. Telephone 227-0060,
JUST ARRIVED full racing
kit 49cc Honda, Yamaha and
Kawasaki mini bikes. Maximum
load 240 Ibs. Available at
wholesale prices. Call 616-0173
or 647-1209.
A QUANTITY of machine
tools including lathes, horizontal
milling machine and crankshaft
grinder. Please call 233-2497 or
09-0900, between 7 am and 4
pm weekdays.
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 am 4 pm)
Monday to Friday (Saturday:
8 am 12 noon)
1 HONDA pressure
washer, brand new; drills: 1
saw; 1 Jialing motorcycle, next
to new; 1 amplifier; 1 truck
pump; 1 battery charger; 1
bicycle. Tel. 265-5876.
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-turbo 5
and 7-ton also TK complete
Cab and many, many, more,
etc. Tel. 339-3608.
ONE large stove $35 000,
2 100-lb gas bottles $6 000
each, 2 small writing deasks $4
500 each, 1 bed frame $9 000.
All items in excellent condition.
Call Cecile 223-2951.
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
08:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs.

SKY Universal, authorised
dealer for the best offer in
Phillips digital dish. View up to
125 channels including Pay Per
View channels and aTso Direct
TV. Contact: Tel. 231-6093,
227-1151 (Office).
MERISSA'S fresh home
made yogurt, made in a variety
of delicious favour grape,
orange, strawberry, pine, diet ow
fat plain, etc. Yogurt is good for
your health. For further
information, call 233-5289.
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.
DELL Computers,
calculators with tapes, poultry
transportation coop, TT 130
motor car, bus engine, gear box
and shell sewing machine and
household furniture and
appliances. Telephone 263-
7341, 613-2642.
1 HYSTER fork-lift, 4
surfacers, 2 band saws, 3 cross
cuts 4 moulders, 2 grinders
(Pofile), 2 bench saws, 1 wood
lathe, 1 broom stick machine, 1
portable rip saw, Profile cutters,
lades, etc. Tel. 270-6460, 644-.
Clearance Sale. Free gifts on
large purchase. Free delivery
at Morgan's Furniture, on
Charlotte St. between Camp &
Wellington Sts. At your service
- Mon. to Fri. 8 am 4:30 pm.
Tel. 226-4129.
diesel engine with twin disc pto
on bed, good general
conditi on $1.25M. 4H ft. steel
pontoon EX 12" diesel with 15 x
8 ft. purple heart sluice -
$0.5M. Located Middle
Mazaruni. Call 223-5050.
1 5-HEADED 6" width
planner. Price $1.3M neg.; 2
16" Service planner
combinations $600 000 (each),
Wadkin; 1 moveable table saw,
cut up to 6". Price $500 000.
Raj 275-0208 or 626-0350 or
Bayee 662-4249.
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.
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).
D A E W 0 O 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.
JUST arrived Cummins
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 also 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.

3 F-150. TEL. 220-9010
OR 646-1930.
1 TC 57 New Holland
Combine. Call 232-0547, 623-
NISSAN Caravan E 23 in
working condition. Tel. 277-
ONE Nissan Caravan
minibus, in good condition. Tel.
1- NISSAN Caravan E24,
excellent condition. Tel: 220-
4782. .. .
TOYOTA Hiace minibus -
15 seats $1.7M neg. Tel. # -

1 ET 176 Carina stick
gear Wagon. Call Jeffrey #
22-8350 or 617-9031.
2 TOYOTA buses,
Super Custom, diesel
engines. Tel # 225-1429,
3 TOYOTA Tacoras for
sale, never registered. Call
233-5289, 640-3261.
working condition. Price $250
'000 neg. Tel. 261-5423.
ONE Toyota Tacoma,
One Tundra Xtra Cab,
automatic, 4 x 4. Tel. 629-
4979, 220-7430.
excellent condition with
music and mags. Phone
ONE Nissan Sunny
Vanette 12-seater minibus.
Tel. 644-4854, 231-7208.
auto, mags, A/C $825
000. Tel. 227-1898, 629-
1 TOYOTA -Tundra
(white). Going cheap.
uzuki Vitara, 4-door. Call
227-5500, 227-2027.
1 ONE Toyota Land
Cruiser (diesel) 13 sweater,
manual $4.1 million.
Please contact 623-7031.
.4-WD RANGE Rover -
Land Rover with alloy rims
& Sony CD player. Priced
to go. # 621-7445.
Corona, automatic,
excellent condition. Price
negotiable. Telephone -
MITSUBISHI Canter truck
long tray, 17 feet 4D 32, a/c,
immaculate condition. 74
Sheriff St. # 223-9687.
(1)'TOYOTA AT 150, in
excellent running condition,
automatic. Call tel. 220-
9801, Mohan.
1 NISSAN Sunny Vanette
12-seater $500 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400 or 621-
ONE Toyota 3Y 15-seater
mini bus. 61h Street Cumming's
Lodge. Tel. 222-2718.
1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux
Surf, PHH series, in excellent
condition. Price neg. Call 220-
3946, 609-5339.
ONE 2003 V6 4 X 4
ONE enclosed long base
canter. GFF 9788. Working
condition. Owner leaving
country. Tel. 277-3224 or 644-
ONE AT 192 Toyota
Carina $1.1M. Small
credit can be arranged.
Tel. 218-4060.
NISSAN B13, Toyota
Wagon EE 90. Both PGG
series. Excellent
condition. Tel. No. 611-
3886, 225-9895.
MASSEY Ferguson
290 tractor in working
order. Price $2.1M neg.
Tel. 260-0852, 628-4337.
FIAT 4 WD tractor
model 80 66 in working
order with boughton winch
2065. Tel. 628-4337, 260-
ONE Coaster bus in
good working condition.
contact 616-3736 or 660-
1564. No reasonable offer
1 AT 170 Corona $550
000. 1 AT 170 Wagon
Corona $600 000. Contact
Plaza Taxi. Tel. 225-0431.
TOYOTA Station
Wagon KA 67. good
working condition, back
wheel drive. Call 225-
1546, anytime.
1 4-WHEEL Drive
Ford tractor $3.5M. Tel.
227-4040, 233-6550,
Jialing motorcycle. Price
$140 000 neg. Tel. 621-
8305, 233-5201.
SERIES 3 Land Rover,
3 %-ton. Enclosed truck, all
parts for Mercedes Benz.
el. 227-7777.
ONE Long base Super
Custom 3Y minibus, in good
condition, mag rims, etc.
Price $675 000
negotiable. Tel. 259-3158.

SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22,20065

AE 100 COROLLA fully
powered, mags, music, PJJ
series. Price $1 150 000 neg.
Rajen 275-0208 or 626-
TOYOTA 1998 CC Hilux
Surf 4-wheel drive jeep.
Contact Mr. Edwards. Tel. #
225-0548. Price $2.8M
automatic, fully loaded, fully
powered, A/C, mag rims $875
000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 FORD 7150, 1999, 2-
door automatic, fully loaded -
$3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 AE 91 TOYOTA Corolla,
automatic $750 000. Contact
Rocky 225-1400, 621-5902.
1 NISSAN Cherokee,
excellent condition $850
000. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA RZ Long base,
EFI, cat eye, mags, music -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400, 621-5902.
1 HONDA Integra fully
loaded; 1 Mitsubishi Lancer
fully loaded. Owner
leaving country. Contact No.
3Y minibus music, mag
and excellent condition.
Contact 229-6253 anytime,
227-1845, Mon. Friday 8
am 4 pm.
Turbo Charge Excavator
(Model 215) $8.5M. Tel. 227-
4040, 628-0796, 611-3866.
TWO Leyland Oil Tankers
- TL 1100 engine, GHH series
- 4 000 gallons $3 800 000
each. Tel. 225-1103, .612-
4477, 643-6909.
ONE Long base RZ mini
bus EFI, excellent
condition, music system,
amplifier/mag rims. Must be
sold. Owner leaving. Tel.
AT 170 TOYOTA Corona -
automatic excellent condition.
Price $900 000 neg. Tel. 231-
2612, 611-5370. Owner
leaving the country.
AUTO SALES 222-4781,618-
0025. 1 RZ bus, mags, A/C,
BGG, excellent condition -
$1.5M. Must see.
NISSAN Caravan E 24 -
sliding roof, powered windows,
power steering, power locks,
etc. Tel. 663-4804, 231-3590,
223-6940 after 7 pm.
in good condition mag
rims, stick gear, tape deck.
Tel: 626-6837 after hours -
# 220-4316.
ONE Honda 250 motor
scooter in good working
condition, CD 1280. Price -
$250 000 negotiable. Tel.
ONE AA 60 Carina, in
excellent working condition,
needs body work tape
deck, AC etc. Tel. 617-
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,
Ce:!!.629-7419 (Monty).
(1) CORONA wagon -
never in hire, lady-driven;
1) small mini-bus private.
el: 227-1845 (8 am 4 pm),
229-6253. anytime.
in immaculate condition;
1 Buick car with AT 170
engine, many more. Call:
220-5516, 220-5323.
1 DUMP truck, 1 water
tender and 330 Timber Jack
Skidder all are in good
working condition. For
more information Contact:
ONE AT 192 Carina PJJ
series fully powered, mag
rims, CD Sereo. Excellent
condition $13M neg. Call
226-0731 or 617-1433,
FORD 150 Pick Up, 3
doors, good condition,
CD/Tape player. bubble
tray, dual air bag, mag
rims, etc. $5.5M neg. Tet

1 4-DOOR Toyota Hilux
Surf, in excellent condition.
Contact Ganesh 147
Industry H/S. ECD. Tel. #
222-4966 or 222-3657.
ACURA Legend Limited
Edition, leather interior,
Lexani wheels, fully
automatic, like new. Call
Patrick 226-6432, 623-
1 AE 100 CERES, 1 AE
100 Sprinter, EP 71 Starlet, 1
212 Carina. Call 625-1676.
Owner leaving.
1 SR5 TOYOTA 4 X 4
PICK-UP very good
condition. Also spare parts for
sale. Tel. 621-0694, 612-
ONE AT 170 Toyota
Corona car, EFI, stick gear,
fully powered, lately sprayed.
Completely Refurbished.
$875 000 neg. Tel. 619-
5087, _218-30 8. _
1 SV 32 Toyota Camry
(private hardly used)
automatic, fully powered, A/C
mag rims, clean car. Price $1
351 000. Contact Rocky #
225-1400 or 621-5902.
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 NISSAN (9-seater) mini
bus, Vannette, gear, excellent
condition, hardly used, clean.
Price $575 000. Contact
Rocky #621-5902 or 225-
1 HONDA Vigor (executive
type) 4-door car automatic,
fully powered, A/, mag rims,
alarm CD player, spoiler.
Price $1.3M. Contact Rocky
225-1400 or 621-5902.
1 TOYOTA Surt4 x 4, PJJ
Series. Owner leaving.
Contact Salim's General
Store, Herstelling, EBD. Tel.
265-6030 or 643-6096.
ONE 1100 MF Tractor.
Suitable for Rome Plough or
Timber Grant. Price neg.
Contact Lawrence. Phone
MUST go -AT 170 Corona
car, old model, manual
transmission, manual steering
$700 000 neg. Owner
leaving country. Call 613-
2828. __
1 WHITE reconditioned
Carina 212 TI (new model),
immaculate condition, PJJ
series, fully loaded, CD Deck
$2M neg. Call Kim 226-
3441, Rasco 625-2518.
1 TOYOTA Hilux Surf 3Y
engine, excellent condition -
$2.4M neg. Contact Puran -
7 Bella Dam Pouderoyen,
WBD. Tel. # 264-1239, 615-
AT 192 CARINA & 212,
AE 100 Corolla &
Sprinter, EP 82 Starlet
Turbo, Toota Extra Cab
& T 100 Yamaha Chappy.
Amar 227-2834, 621-
AUTO SALES 222-4781,
618-0025. 4 Hilux Surfs fully
powered, mags, A/C, music -
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1 GX 81 TOYOTA Mark
11 PFF series AT, AC, PS,
PW, PM (retracting CL).
Excellent condition. One
owner. Price $950 000
negotiable. Call 622-3736.
ONE RAV-4 GX 1997
model 98 000 KMH, airbags,
alarm, remote doors foreign,
no plate, fully loaded.
Immaculate condiIon $4.2M
neg. Phone 220-1543 or 645-
60' 6.
1 ERF Flat Bed lorry -
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Price $3.975M (ne..).
Contact aj 275-02U,
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1 LITE Ace minibus PFF
series, Sunroof, A/C,
automatic, mag rims
excellent condition $1
ne Contact 226-9621 610-
3134 Working hrs after hrs &
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. ,tape deck, etc. Contact R
& T Taxi Service, 54 Craig
Street, C/ville, 2 houses east
of Sheriff Street. Tel. 227-

automatic, fully powered. A/
C, CD Player 16' mags with
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black, immaculate condition
- $1 550 000 neg. Harry- 618-
0025 or 222-4781.
1 TOYOTA Mark 11, GX
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Player, brand new tyres and
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0613, 624-6628.
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used $1 425 000. Contact
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(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 AE 100 TOYOTA Corolla
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PHH series, never in hired -
$1.3M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
1 HONDA Civic 1999
model manual, fully
owered, A/C, PJJ series -
2M. Contact Rocky 225-
1400 or 621-5902.
immaculate condition, fully
loaded, dual transmission,
built-in TV/DVD Player, A/C,
music set, etc. PJJ series -
$2.1M neg. Contact Mark on
tel. 613-5915, work 225-
3096, home 254-004.
1 WHITE Toyota Sprinter
AE 91 PGG series, rims,
automatic, CD Player with 2
10" x 8" speakers, excellent
condition $750 000
negotiable. Call Kevin on
641-3922, 641-0585 .or
contact at 207_BarrSt., Kitty.
PJJ series, Toyota Hilux
Surf. Must be sold. Owner
leaving country. Fully
powered, A/C, automatic, 3Y
engine, crash bar, roof rack,
fender flair, mags, etc. In
immaculate condition. Call
276-0313, 626-1141 $2.6M
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 (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.
TOYOTA Chaser motor car
- automatic spacious. Ideal
for hire car, good condition -
$380 000 neg. 1 AE 100
Toyota Corolla in excellent
condition, driven by bank
official. Price $1 250 000
neg. Tel. 621-5606, 222-
Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab $2
650 000, 1 Cherokee Jeep -
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11.7M, Toyota Corolla AE 91
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- $775 000, Mitsubishi Lancer
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2003, Super Custom Diesel,
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Tundra GX 81 Mark 11, Honda
Prelude and many more. Just
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SALES 222-4781, 618-0025.
100 Sprinter, 192 Carina, AT 170
Carina, AE 81 Corolla, Town Ace
bus, RZ bus, Ceres, Marino, AE
91 Corolla, 3Y bus, Tundra, F
150, Starlet. Every purchase of
vehicles FREE gas $2 000 top
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 4 x 4). Contact
Rocky #621-5902 or 225-
1 HONDA CRV (PHH series),
lady driven, low mileage.
automatic, fully powered, A/C,
mag rims. step bars, crash bars,
roof rack, CD player. Immaculate
condition. Price $3.2M.
Contact Rocky #621-5902 or

1 TOYOTA 4 X 4 4-
Runner, 22R engine
manual, mag rims, roof
rack, A/C, CD Player, PGG
series $1.7M. Contact
Rocky -225-1400, 621-
4-RUNNER, PJJ $2 500
000; Stick gear -$2 000 000;
left hand drive $1 500 000;
CRV $2 300 000; Toyota
Tacoma $2 900 000 $2 000
000; 4 x 4 Diesel $1 500 000;
Nissan 4 x 4 Pick-up $750 000.
Contact Dave Auto Sales -
225-1103, 643-6909, 612-4477,
after 4 pm 231-3690.
TOYOTA RZ buses $1 000
000, $1 800 000; 3Y buses -
$450 000, $650 000 and $380
000; small buses $450 000 &
$600 000 and many others.
Contact David or Singh at
Dave Auto Sales 169 Lamaha
and De Abreu Streets, Newtown,
Kitty. Tel. 225-1103, 643-6909,
612-4477, after 4 pm 231-
AUTO SALES "Have Faith in
Christ today". Mitsubishi Pajero
- $4.5M, AT 212 $2.2M, RAV 4
- $3.5M, Toyota Mark 11 $2.2M,
Sprinter $900 000, Mitsubishi
Gallant (fully loaded) $3.8/
$3.2M, Toyota Tacoma
(unregistered) $3M, Isuzu
Trooper $1M, Mercedes Benz
- $750 000, Jaguar $3M, Long
base minibus $1.5M, Toyota
Wagon $300 000. Prices
negotiable. Call Kevin 227-
1988, 623-6431.
HONDA Prelude
immaculate), automatic -
1.8M, Toyota Corolla AR 100 -
1.1M, AE 91 Corolla,
automatic $725 000, GX 90
Mark 2 $1.7M, Toyota Ceres -
$1.3M, GX 81 Mark 2 $1M,
Honda Integra fully loaded,
heavy music AT 170 Corona.
automatic $950 000, Nissan
Sunny $475 000, SV 40 Camry
$1.5M, and much more. We
have all types of used vehicles.
Kindly call for all necessary
information. K and N Auto Sales
227-4040, 628-0796, 618-
AT 192 CARINA $1 425
000 and $1 375 000; AE 100
Corolla $1 000 000/$1 150
000 and $1 250 000; AT 170
Corona/Carina $850 000, $750
000; AE 91 Corolla/Sprinter -
$650 000, $750 000; ST 190
Corona $1 400 000; Toyota
Mark 11 $950 000, $1 100 000;
Ceres $1 000 000, $1 200 000;
Toyota Starlet EP 71 $650 000/
$775 000; ET 176 Wagon $850
000 or Corolla Wagon $450
000. Contact David or Singh at
Dave Auto Sales 169 Lamaha
Street, Newtown, Kitty. Tel. 225-
1103, 612-4477, 643-6909, after
4 pm 231-3690.
TOYOTA (1999) Manual
Land Cruiser $14M, Toyota Surf
(3Y engine), automatic, PJJ
series $2.6M, Toyota (2L
diesel) Xtra Cab 4 x 4 Pick-up,
immaculate condition $2.9M
neg., Toyota Xtra Cab 4 x 4
Tundra (never registered) -
$4.5M, Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab
4 x 4 manual and automatic -
$3M, Toyota 1997 model Four-
Runner in Superb condition -
$5.9M neg., Toyota Tacoma
Single Cab 4 x 4 Pick-up -
$1.9M, Suzuki Vitara full size,
automatic, never registered -
$1.5M, Suzuki Vitara full size
(manual) $1.3M, Honda CRV -
$2.8M, Toyota RAV4 $2.8M,
F-150 Xtra Cab (automatic) -
$1.2M neg. K and N Auto Sales
227-4040, 628-0796, 618-
Corolla NZE 121, AE 110,
EE 103, Honda Civic EK3 &
ES1, Toyota Hilux Extra Cab
- LN 172, LN 170, RZN 174,
Toyota Hilux Double Cab YN
107, LN 107, LN 165, 4 x 4,
RZN 167, RZN 169, Toyota
Hilux Single Cab LN 106,
Toyota Hilux Surf RZN 185 YN
130, KZN 185, Mitsubishi Canter
FE 638E, FE6387EV, Toyota
Carina-AT 192, AT 212, Toyota
Marino AE 100, Toyota Vista AZV
50, Honda CRV R01, Toyota RAV
4,ZCA26,ACA21, SXA11, 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

Tractor: 1 15 HP Yamaha O/
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Must be sold. Owner leaving
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1 CANTER Truck Driver. Tel.
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HIRE Car Driver with
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2 WAITRESSES. Apply in
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HIRE cars with Drivers to
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CERTIFIED Hair Dressers.
Contact tel. 233-2520, 647-
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GIRLS to sew. Apply
353 East St. Opposite G/
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ONE General Domestic
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Call 227-7850. ust have
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facial and hairstyles,
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rent. Please contact.
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lands/business place/
offices/bonds and vehicles.
Ready buyers/tenants. TEL.
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Apply to Manager, 16
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Apply in person to: 305
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- 167 Charlotte St.,
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with good work record.
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Camp & Hadfield Sts.,
have sound education,
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Lara, Ganga lead T&T strong

reply to Guyana's 346

By Vemen Walter in
(In association with
Bhola Travel and Insurance
Singh 's Sporting Goods,
Dave's West Indian Imports
(all of Richmond Hill NY),
The Caribbean Market
(Maryland USA),
J's Supermarket &
D. Arjune and Sons)

TRINIDAD and Tobago were
replying strongly to the 346
all out made by Guyana in
their first innings when bad
light stopped play with still
13.3 overs remaining on a
rain interrupted second day
in their sixth round Carib
Beer Cricket Series four-day
match yesterday, at the at the
Guaracara Park in Point-a
Pierre, South Trinidad.
At the close of an enthral-
ling day's cricket, the home
team, were 126 for 2, still need-
ing another 220 runs to take
first innings points with the big
man himself Brian Charles Lara,
on 60 and with him is skipper
Daren Ganga on 45, sharing in

an important unbroken 111 runs
third wicket partnership.
Lara, dropped on 2 by wicket
keeper Derwin Christian off the
bowling of fast bowler Esuan
Crandon when the score was on
29, struck seven fours in his 114
balls, 148 minutes stay at the crease
while Ganga has so far batted for
167 minutes, faced 116 balls and hit
five fours.
Trinidad and Tobago in-
nings begun disastrously, one
hour, twenty minutes before tea
which, was taken at 15:05 h as
a result of a forty minute rain
stoppage, ten minutes into the
post lunch session, loosing both
of their openers with just 15
runs on the board.
Crandon who shared the
new ball with Reon King
rocked back the stumps of
Tishan Maraj 2 in his third
over, then with the third ball
of his seventh, had Lendel
Simmons superbly caught by
wicket- keeper Derwin
Christian diving to his left
for 6.
Making his entry into the
middle to a standing ovation
from the large crowd, the left-

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place. 30ft x 35ft. 1-
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bedroom house fully
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in Coburg Street (next to
Police Headquarters). Call
Telephone # 618-6634

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

ROSIGNOL Village 1 3-
bedroom house and land with
light, water and telephone.
Price $2.5M neg. Call 220-
1 3-STOREYED building,
newly built in the heart of
New Amsterdam. Price
reduced drastically. Call
333-2457, 337-2348.
(1) 2-BEDROOM house
at Whim, Corentyne price -
US$40 000. Phone: 220-
6115. Ideal for
businessperson or lawyer.(1)
2-BEDROOM house at Whim,
Corentyne price US$40
000. Phone: 220-6115. Ideal
for businessperson or lawyer.
2-STOREY prime
residential property situated
in Canefield Canje Public
Road. Price $20 million,
negotiable. Contact Tel. 327-

CHURCH View Hotel,
Main and King Streets, NA.
Tel: 333-2880. Gift Flower and
Souvenir Shop, Main &
Vryheid Streets. # 333-3927

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

SAWMILL machinery & new
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OXYGEN and acetylene
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Ins. propeller shaft; 1 Perkins
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1 NISSAN Pathfinder (V6
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Never used. Night Hawk
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handed Lara, in his forty second
Regional tirst class game did not
disappoint the large crowd,
playing some of his trademark
strokes that had delighted fans
all over the cricketing world,
reaching his 50 from 104 balls,
134 minutes with five fours).
The level headed Ganga on
the other hand also played a
number of handsome shots es-
pecially through the off side and
was well entrenched when him-
self and Lara decided to accept
the light at 5:31 hrs.
Crandon is Guyana's
best bowler so far with fig-
ures of 2 for 32 from 10 overs.
Earlier, Trinidad and To-
bago, taking the second new ball
at the start of the day, enjoyed
a good morning session, picking
up four wickets as Guyana from
their overnight 257 for 4 went
to lunch on 340 for 8.
Medium- pacer Richard
Kelly initiated the breakthrough
by knocking back the stumps of
Ramnaresh Sarwan with the
score on 277, to end the West
Indies batsman magnificent
knock of 122 (218 balls, 274
minutes with sixteen fours), and
a 108 runs fifth wicket stand
that came in 132 minutes with
Travis Dowlin after only add-
ing 11 to his 113 made on the
opening day.
Dowlin, 33 at the start of
the day and Christian then
posted 32 for the sixth wicket,
bringing up their team's 300 in
423 minutes off 103.1 overs.
The right- handed Dowlin
by then had also brought up his
fifty (113 balls, 162 minutes)
with a beautiful straight drive
off Kelly for his eight boundary
but shortly after reaching his
third score of over fifty in as
many matches, was caught and
bowled by leg- spinner Sanjeev
Gooljar for 53, an innings that
spannedl29 deliveries in 183
One run later with
Guyana on 337 for 6, the at-
tacking Christian, 31 from 48
balls with six fours, his high-
est score in first- class
cricket, became Gooljar's
third victim when he was
trapped infront of his stumps.

Medium pacer Rayad
Emrit, operating from the north-
ern or refinery end, then got
into the act by removing
Mahendra Nagamootoo, duck,
caught behind, on the strike of
the interval.
The impressive Emrit,
struck again in the second over
upon resumption, finding the
edge of Crandon's bat, for
wicket keeper Denesh Ramdin
to come up with his third catch.
He went for 2 while Neil

GUYANA First Innings (o/n 257-4)
S. Chattergoon c S. Ganga
b Bravo 43
K. Arjune Ibw b Kelly 1
N. Deonarine c Gooljar
b Mohammed 15
R. Sarwan b Kelly 122
S. Chanderpaul stp.wkp. Ramdin
b Gooljar 44
T. Dowlin c & b Gooljar 53
D. Christian Ibw Gooljar 31
N. Mc Garrell Ibw Emrit 16
M. Nagamootoo c wkp Ramdin
b Emrit 0
E. Crandon c wkp. Ramdin
bEmrit 2
R.King riot out 1
Extras: (b-1, b-14,w-3) 18
Total: (for 10 wkts, 120 overs) 346
FOW: 1-8, 2-57, 3-65, 4-169, 5-

Mc Garrell unbeaten on 11 at
lunch, was the last man dis-
missed, leg before to Emrit for
16, to finish the Guyanese in-
Guyana innings lasted over-
all for 495 minutes and 120
overs, having scored a further 89
in the day and loosing their last
five wickets for a mere 37 runs.
Emrit 3 for 72, Gooljar 3
for 73 and Kelly 2 for 40 led
the way with the ball for
Trinidad and Tobago..

277, 6-309, 7-336, 8-337, 9-341,
Bowling: Kelly 20-8-40-2, Emrit 26-8-
72-3 (w-1), Bravo 24-8-73-1 (w-2),
Mohammed 11-1-45-1, Gooljar 30-8-
79-3, S. Ganga 9-2-22-0
L. Simmons c wkp. Christian
b Crandon 6
T. Maraj b Crandon 2
D. Ganga not out 45
B. Lara not out 60
Extras: (b-4, Ib-1, nb-8) 13
Total: (for 2 wkts, 44.3overs) 126
FOW: 1-6,2-15
Bowling: King 11-3-22-0 (nb-2),
Crandon 10-1-32-2 (nb-5),
Deonarine 10-3-20-0, Me Garrell 8-1-

Windwards, Leewards

game rained out for

second day
CASTRIES. St Lucia. ICMCI Play has been abandoned
for the second successive day in the Carib Beer Series
match between the W\indwards and the Leewards at the
Mindoo Phillip Park yesterday .
Though there &as bright sunshine throughout the morning
period. rain returned after lunch i i further pr aini n alreiad
soggy outfield.
It also caused seepage on the pitch which, until then had
remained in good condition.
The loss of pla) will be disappointing for both teams who
are desperate for points after unsuccessful campaigns so far.
A win for either team would have sent them into one of the
semi-final spots, av, h t\1 o round' of matches still to play, over-
taking defending champion' Tamaica hr hae 12 points from
four matches and whu are re.hing t hi weekend.
The prospects f an outnlight reulI no\, seem doubtful.
The Leewards hbue nine points \ihile the Windwards have
six and they occupy fifth and i\xth placed in the standings re-
Similar weather conditions caused the abandonment
of the first day's play on Friday.

L 'ie y N et s 'EJP a' ..I I

From page 31

scored with a floated down
the lane to carry the lead to
a 10 point margin.
Murray, who finished with
nine points at the half, knocked
down the first three-pointer
with five minutes left in the half
to carry the score to 24-13.
Sunich was not to be over-
shadowed and clawed his team
back into the game, by driving
and scoring under the ring and
pulling up for a baseline jumper
to bring the game back within
six, credit though should also go
to Quacy Haewood who regis-
tered three legitimate blocks.
By half though it was ten
again 30-20, with Sunich
leading his team with seven
In the second half, Eagles
Drumson McCaulay was the
hero for his side; he played a

fantastic offensive game, scoring period when he scored twice
all of his 11 points in the pe- from the line, but a runner in
riod, while he brought down the lane by Sunich saw his
team clipping the lead 41-39
with 8:33 left to play.
The consistent scoring by
Sunich and McCaulay kept
Eagles ahead in the game, but
there was some fear in the last
minutes after three free throws
were missed by the Eagles in-
cluding two by Sunich who fin-
ished with 14 points.
Colts in the final seconds
down by three 51-48 had a
e chance to tie but Murray the
day's highest scorer with 17
points, missed a three pointer.
The hero for Nets in
game two were shooting
guard Frank Belle 13
DRJUMSON MCCAULAY points and Fabian Johnson
nine. While for the Ravens
some fantastic boards. Kevin Lawrence scored 16
He tied the scores about and Mortland Murray
half way though the dsid-'- shirn-'-'.';---' ..'. -.




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Players concerned

over bonus pay-outs

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,
(CMC) Players involved in
the initial phase of Trinidad
& Tobago's World Cup bid
say they have not been prop-
erly compensated by the
T&T Football Federation, in
the bonus recently paid out
to the team.
Several of them met with
Soca Warriors team manager,
Bruce Aanensen on Wednesday
to discuss the problem.
One player, speaking to
the Trinidad Gleaner on con-
dition of anonymity, said
though they were not mem-
bers of the team at the ad-
vanced stage of the competi-
tion, "at the same time, we
feel that being there at the
start of the journey was as
The players are also con-
tending that they should have
been consulted before a figure to

be distributed to charity, was
The players are to share
just over USS1.6 million with


US $36,822 going to two local
Aanensen, who recently
met with TTFF special ad-

In memory, of SYDNEY ROCKLIFF ROGERS ,ho diedo n .30/1201 .
:. De lh is an epis{,CrJer nja raIr ',., ./*
II s a Ihba eraic l n fr,:,rn thrie pih s.;ail t,'00 .
An-inot arnanniinl3alionofhll e corl n Iciiir ..r"
Ourduti toward's o' uDadanj unc:i Si ner ie ,irul ur o r
SThough s and itreingsq .re iallin lar.,ut ir r ,Cj.): rtM '
SDo rotfearoroufuurfutire. lliell Ie
, Bi-',ies-andldeathlessjn"dchn. gee. ..
bidelh the spirit o lreer
.Death hath not touched rialll at
'Dead though the house of t tseems
Than' ou Dd for ourleachnmq
Mi, seld bul net lcrgoirrin
. Inserted by his daughters Joan Gibson of Canada, Audrey.
, Buckmire of Guyana, his nephews and nieces Jeffrey, Laurence
& Thomas Rogers of Guyana and Colin & Alexis Rogers of USA.

viser Jack Warner, along with
several players and their rep-
resentatives in London to
thrash out details of the pay
out, said some of the con-
cerned players did not under-
stand how the disbursements
were arrived at.
"The players who were in-
volved in the first round were
not originally going to be part
of the pay-out," the official
"An agreement was
reached between the players'
representative and the
T&TFF representative at the
beginning of the second
round of matches in terms of
incentives and reward for the

He added: "However Mr
Warner felt he needed to reward
everyone who was involved in
the team's journey to the fi-
Aanensen hinted that the
meeting might not have quelled
the issues raised by the con-
cerned players.
"We are all human and it is
only natural to feel that you de-
served more that you got in the
end," he said.
Fifty-five players, dat-
ing back to the team's first
qualifying match against
the Dominican Republic
on June 20, 2004, will re-
ceive pay out.

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2 Sincere IhankslI
The family members of the late ..
Public Road, EBD, wish to
express their gratitude and ,i'i
sincere thanks to those who I-
have shown love and ,
kindness in our time of
bereavement. :
We appreciate all your cards,
prayers, telephone calls and
I most of all time during our loss. l
Special thanks to Pastor Michael '',
1i Sammy & family and the members
of the Timehri Elim Pentecostal
Inserted by her sisters, brothers, husband,
children & friends.

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Remrinl.'erin .A'iIh
cher ih,- ] mem,:,ri,:-. .
,.ur .,n,-.- ,1 ,n
BASSOO of Lot 'F'
Better Hope, South .
who died on January .
The Lord is my
I'llnot want
He maketh me down
to lie in pastures
He leadeth me, the
quiet waters by t:i
Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me
And in God's house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be

Deeply missed and will
remembered by your dear wif
Chris and other relatives and frie

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M . .. 3

be forever
e Shiren, son

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In loving and cherished
memory of WILLIE
BUDHRAM of 40 North
East Grove, E. B.
Demerara who passed
away on January4, 2000,
S former Supervisor of Pin.
Diamond, East Bank
Demerara. He was the
husband of Rajpatie
Budhram, father of
Ramoutar Budhram of
NY, Bramdeo Budhram of
London, Parishram Budhram, Dr. Saisnarine
Budhram, Surujnarine Budhram of Guyana,
Deonarine Budhram of Miami. USA and only
Daughter Savitri Budhram of London.
There is no replacement when tears of love are
shed and loved ones have to part
It leaves a broken heart that no words, no flowers
can heal
May his soul rest in our great Lord Krishna's
h esarms


Sadly & deeply missed by your wife ,
Rajpatie Budhram, six sons and only
daughter, grandchildren and other t

who departed this life .
on January 27, 2005.

Gone are the days we used to share
But in our hearts you are always there
Life moves on and a year has gone by
But love and memories never die
Today, tomorrow, our
whole life through
We'll always love & remember you
S) We mourn, but not as a people -
without hope.
We'll meet again

Sadly missed by his loving wife, children,
grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters,
brother, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, friends
and the rest of the entire home circle.



In loving!
memory of
our beloved
parents: .

UrsullaDaniels fh
Ursufla Daniels ,, John W. Daniels
Died Jan. 27, 2004 o Died 16ani19
Died Dec. 16, 1996
And God shall wipe away all tears trom their eyes
And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
Nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain
For the former thinks are passed away Rev 21:4

Inserted by their son, daughters, in-laws, grand and great grand children

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Swiss roll on while rest toil in Melbourne heat

By Julian Linden

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) -
Roger Federer and Martina
Hingis kept their cool to
reach the fourth round of the
Australian Open tennis yes-
terday when scorching heat
forced one teenager to retire
and organizers to protect the
Fedeier, the overwhelming
favourite to win the men's
singles, brushed past Max
Mirnyi of Belarus 6-3 6-4 6-3
in a night match to reach the last
16 without dropping a set.
"I haven't got any injuries,
I'm playing good tennis and I'm
happy, so it's all good," the
world number one said in a
courtside interview.
His Swiss compatriot
Hingis, a former world number
one, continued her remarkable
return to grand slam tennis by
crushing Czech Iveta Benesova

6-4 6-1 under a blazing sun.
Officials closed the retract-
able roofs on the two main sta-
diums and postponed matches
on the outside courts under their
extreme heat policy after

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Michaella Krajicek retired from
her match suffering heat stress.
The Dutch teenager lost the

first set 6-2 to third seed
Amelie Mauresmo and decided
not to continue after calling for

"I felt like I was going to
throw up," Krajicek told a news
conference. "I just couldn't even
see the ball because my eyes
were burning very much.
"I don't like to give up
matches, that's for sure. I never
give up ... but I couldn't play
any more."
Argentine sixth seed
Guillermo Coria also wilted
in the blazing sun, losing 6-
2 6-2 3-6 6-4 to France's
Sebastien Grosjean before
the extreme heat policy was
Grosjean, seeded 25th, now
faces compatriot Paul-Henri
Mathieu in the fourth round af-
ter the 24-year-old beat Peru's
Luis Horna 7-6 7-6 6-1.


The Government of Guyana has received a loan from the Inter-American
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 projects:-

i) Rehabilitation of Two Friends Road Reg.4
ii) Construction of Yurong Paru Multi-Purpose Building Reg. 9
iii) Construction of Jawalla Primary/Nursery School Reg. 7

2. Interested bidders can obtain further information and inspect the bidding
documents at: SIMAP Agency, 237 Camp Street, 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 items i & ii above is G$10,000 and
Item iii is $5,000 each. Payment can be in cash or by Manager's Cheque in
favour of SIMAP Agency. Purchasing of the document can be done between
the hours of 08:00 hrs to 15:30 hrs from Monday to Thursday and from
08:00h to 14:30 hrs on Fridays.

5. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond of not less that 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 SIMAR Personal cheques will not be

6. Bids must be appropriately marked and delivered ~ 'I '".', ':., Tnder ....
0at 'i P .', 237 f' I "-- Geosget sW Gs or
before ';''? hrs on ', .. at which time wi be
opened in the presence of the' ,

7. 'i' reserves to reject .the iowes or av bid andad i ; n -o l,'eJ o
ygive any reasonss.

Exec.,!tive Director

There was better news for
Belgian Kim Clijsters, who has
struggled all week with hip and
back injuries. The world num-
ber two and U.S. Open cham-
pion showed no obvious signs
of problems as she romped to a
6-1 6-2 victory over Italian
Roberta Vinci.
"I'm still not moving like I
normally can, but it's a lot bet-
ter," Clijsters said.

Clijsters will play Italy's
15th seed Francesca Schiavone
in the fourth round after she
thrashed Maria Sanchez
Lorenzo 6-0 6-0, handing the
Spaniard a dreaded "double ba-
Argentina's Juan Ignacio
Chela followed up his stun-
ning win over local favourite
Lleyton Hewitt with a 6-1 6-4
6-4 victory over Belgium's
Kristof BVliegen to set up a
fourth round clash with
Nicolas Kiefer.
The German beat Spanish
baseliner Juan Carlos Ferrero,
the 15th seed, 6-3 6-2 5-7 6-2.
Slovakia's Dominik Hrbaty
lived up to his reputation as the
ironman of tennis, winning his
third straight five-set match 1-
6 6-4 6-3 2-6 6-4 over Russia's
Igor Andreev.

He will play fifth seed
Nikolay Davydenko after the
lanky Russian beat local
wildcard Nathan Healey 6-2 5-
7 6-4 7-5 to knock the last Aus-
tralian out of the men's draw.
In-form German Tommy
Haas beat another Australian
wildcard Peter Luczak 4-6 6-3



6-4 6-4 earlier in the day to earn
the dubious honour of playing
"It looks like it's going to be
a walk in the park, but it's defi-
nitely not going to be that,"
Federer said. Haas beat the
Swiss at the pre-Open
Kooyong invitational tourna-
ment last week.
Twelfth seed Anastasia

Myskina continued the Russian
charge through the women's
draw by brushing aside
Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson 6-3 6-

Myskina is the fifth Rus-
sian woman to reach the fourth
round where she will play sev-
enth seed Patty Schnyder of
Switzerland who beat Japan's
Aiko Nakamura 6-2 6-3.
France's Mauresmo, beaten
by Hingis in the 1999 Austra-
lian Open final, will play Czech
Nicole Vaidisova after the 14th
seed beat Italian Flavia Pennetta
6-4 6-2.
Hingis, granted a wild card
entry to encourage her come-
back, needed only 66 minutes to
dismiss her unseeded opponent
on the same Rod Laver Arena
where she nearly melted in the
2002 final with Jennifer Capriati.
Injury forced her into an
early retirement four years ago
and Hingis said she is loving ev-
ery minute of her return. She
plays Australian Samantha
Stosur next.
"I'm eager to see anything
I can. I missed it for three
years," she told a news con-
"Right now I'm sucking it

Williams sisters still

a threat, say rivals

By Julian Linden

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -
The early departures of
Serena and Venus Williams
from the Australian Open was
a setback for the American
sisters, but their rivals
believe it is just a matter of
time before they come
roaring back.
Serena's reign as Australian
Open champion ended on
Friday when she was beaten by
Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova,
while Venus made her earliest

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exit in live years from a grand
slain wilh her first round loss to
Bulgarian leenaz'er Tsvetana

Bui ifomier ,. orldi nuiiihcir
oiLe MarItina !Iingis hias n
doubts ihc pan wi il he hbuck inl
conicntioln soon encollgh..
'"iT ey're such survivors. I'm
lre te,,'rc go!lna bounce hac!."

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and she came out there and won
"It was the same with
Serena last year, winning here.
"It depends on them, how
much they really want it. I
don't think they're just gonna
walk away like that."
Kim Clijsters, who won
the U.S. Open last year and
is currently ranked number
two in the world, said she still
regarded the sisters as the
best in the world.
"They can still win every
tournament that they play.
They still have the power and
the ability." the Belgian said.
"I think when they're at
their best and they're at their
fittest, they're the best athletes
out there."
The Williams sisters
dominated women's tennis for
the past six years, with Serena
winning seven grand slam titles
and Venus five. At their peak,
in 2002 and 2003. they played
each other in four consecutive
grand slanm finals, with Serena
winning them a!l.

Powerful Frenchwoman
Amelic Mauresmo said she
believed lie u ays when the
w\illiams ,\on evr\ tournament
\were over,' iltt ilthil idn'( mean
!hey ',vodi"' w\in mo grand

"I wa- aircady over a
couple 'yars ago \when Justinc
I ie ! '-t i il ti( soi a e
M!CI1! l lrdenn1iel i;l(r1s Olle5
*,itll a d K ;:I l'W lijscrs;) as
\'* t'il," !'' i'Jl": :-,ilo sa idi.
''*.. 1, '' :" thirec
"C i.'s

had come in for criticism at
the same time last year, but
then Serena snatched the
Australian Open title.
"And at Wimbledon, a lot of
people were saying, 'they're not
focusing on tennis enough,' or
whatever. Then Venus comes
up and wins the event, so you
just really never know."
Meanwhile, in an open
letter to Serena published
eysterday in Britain's

Independent newspaper, leading
coach Nick Bollettieri said there
was something missing from
her ganme.
"'Yo are iol phx cally fit.
;'nId youi no oler control the
n ier o)! th' coi.ii." 'Ce wrote.
inol l.lic ] a (so a,:i 1 Serent;
\,as no-, \N ,l'., i!( )oo far hcI ind

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SUNDAY CHRONICLE January 22, 2006


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Drgb sters9Ior

By Trevor Huggins

CAIRO, (Reuters) Striker
Didier Drogba converted a
first-half penalty to give Ivory
Coast a 1-0 victory over Mo-
rocco in their opening match
at the African Nations Cup
football yesterday.
Chelsea striker, who was
tripped as he surged into the
Morocco penalty area, thun-
dered home the spot kick in the
39th minute of their Group A tie
at Cairo's International Stadium.
The winning start by the
World Cup finalists, a day after
group rivals and host nation
Egypt trounced Libya 3-0, had
to be ground out against a Mo-
rocco side who were fluid going
forward but lacked the finishing
Drogba, wearing the
captain's armband, was substi-
tuted in the 66th minute but had
done enough in a game of few
chances against the 2004 Na-
tions Cup finalists.
Morocco applied all the
early pressure, provoking a
series of penalty area melees
before and after striker
Marouane Chamakh had
sent a header wide from

Mohamed Yaacoubi's curling
Morocco keeper Tarek
Jarmouni cleared from the feet
of Kanga Akale as he bore down
on goal and the ball came to

Drogba for a header that was
cleared off the line by defender
Noureddine Naybet.
Three minutes later, Mo-
rocco striker Youssef Hadji got
on the end of a well-worked
move in the Ivorian penalty area
but his angled shot flew wide
after grazing the bottom of the

The Moroccans soon paid
the price for his miss as Walid
Regragui tripped Drogba in the
area and the Chelsea forward
smacked home the penalty.

Morocco nearly levelled im-
mediately when Talal El
Karkouri's heavily-deflected free
kick tested sprawling Ivorian
keeper Jean-Jacques Tizie, who
had to be quick off the mark to
catch a Chamakh header mo-
ments later.
Morocco kept up the pres-
sure after the break and the sta-
dium scoreboard briefly declared
a fierce 20-metre Hadji shot an
equaliser even though the ball
had finished on top of the net.
Ivory Coast found more
space up front in the closing
stages as the Moroccans in-
creasingly pushed forward in
search of the equaliser, and
Akale missed their best chance
by firing straight at the keeper.
At the other end, an
Ivorian defence marshalled
by Kolo Toure that can expect
a rougher ride at the World
Cup finals was able to keep
charging down the final Mo-
roccan attacks.

Lualua inspires Congo to

2-0 win over Togo

By Brian Homewood
CAIRO, (Reuters) Striker
Lomana LuaLua set up one
goal and scored another to
give Democratic Republic of
Congo a 2-0 win over World
Cup qualifiers Togo in their
opening African Nations Cup
football match yesterday.
The Portsmouth striker,
whose previous Nations Cup
outing ended in disgrace when
he was sent off against Tunisia
two years ago in a 3-0 defeat,
created the first goal for Tresor
Mputu in the 45th minute of the
Group B match
He added the second with
an individual goal in the 64th.
Togo, surprise qualifiers for
this year's World Cup finals in
Germany, missed an open goal
early in the game but otherwise

offered little threat.
Togo suffered a blow be-
fore kickoff when Emmanuel
Adebayor, who has guided
them to their first World Cup
by scoring 10 goals in the
qualifying group, was left out
of the starting lineup with
what organizers said was a
stomach upset.
Adebayor, who was in
trouble with his old club AS
Monaco over a series of missed
training sessions before moving
to Arsenal this month, was origi-
nally on the team list before a
new sheet was issued with
Ademanmi Olufade in his place.
Adebayor then came on as
a substitute in the 59th minute,
replacing Olufade.
Togo were guilty of an

Beattie strike sinks Arsenal,

Spurs held at home

By Justin Palmer

LONDON, (Reuters) Arse-
nal suffered another bout of
travel sickness yesterday
when James Beattie's first-
half goal was enough to earn
Everton a 1-0 Premier
League football victory
With the top three sides not
playing until Sunday, fourth-
placed Tottenham Hotspur
wasted the chance to make in-
roads when they were held 0-0
at home by Aston Villa.
Arsenal, who have oniy
won twice away in the
league this season, remain
fifth on 37 points, 24 be-
hind leaders Cheliseia ir'
arce at home to i(.';.iii
t'\i lei c ic j a o a d ', di' _
%i;; i ; :.; ,

Second-placed Manchester
United, 16 points behind Jose
Mourinho's side, also take on
Liverpool at Old Trafford to-
day. (1600).
Debut goals from David
Thompson and Neil Mellor.
who hit an injury-time winner
for Wigan Athletic, continued
Middlesbrough's poor run as
they lost 3-2 at the Riverside.
Bolton Wanderers over-
came Manchester City 2-0
while Morten Gamst
Pedersen netted for
Blackburn Rovers in a 1-0
victory at Newcastle United.
At the bottom, Birming-
ham City leapfrogged Ports-
mouth in the drop zone with
a 5-0 denmoli:'o,', 0l H:'! of
.'tRePdklihai p'm f ;' i ';

amazing miss in the 13th minute
when Mohamed Kader
Coubadja turned the ball wide

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from six metres with the goal at
his mercy after being found by
Cherif Toure Maman.
The miss came immedi-
ately after Yao Aziawonou
had a long-range shot saved
by Congo goalkeeper Pascal
Shortly afterwards, Cherif
Toure Maman floated a free kick
over the top as Togo tried to ex-
ploit a shaky Congolese de-
But Congo looked more
dangerous and nearly took
the lead in the 42nd minute
when LuaLua slipped the ball
through to Mputu, whose
shot beat Kossi Agassi but
struck the post, rolled along
the goal-line and away from
Three minutes later.
however. thile salne
combination produced
Congo's goal as LuaLua etl
up another chance x\ Iich
Mputu this 11nme chipped
over ihe advancing i'\gassi.
C(ollgo conltiuced to p.-cs'
fVo>riri; iiii tcr haiitime ;ind

Eto'o hat-trick

sinks Angola

By Durosimi Thomas
BBC Sport, Cairo

AFRICAN Footballer of the
Year Samuel Eto'o scored a
hat-trick for Cameroon as
they easily overcame Angola
3-1 in Group B of the African
Cup of Nations football in
Alexandria yesterday.
The Barcelona striker's first
goal was a beautifully struck
free kick after 21 minutes from
25 metres out.
World Cup qualifiers
Angola drew level 10 minutes
later from the penalty spot, as
Flavio converted after Akwa
was brought down in the area.
Eto'o restored the Indomi-
table Lions lead just eight
minutes later when he
stooped to head home a cross
from Rodolph Douala.
Angola had more of the
possession in the second half,
but created few chances, as

Cameroon looked happy to
soak up the pressure and defend
their lead.
The introduction of
Pedro Mantorras for Angola
in the second-half also
seemed to spark the Palancas
Negra into life.
Indeed Mantorras almost
equalised in the 65th minute
when he headed wide from a
cross by another second-half
substitute Ze Kalanga, the nar-
row miss angered Eto'o who felt
Angola should have given
Cameroon the ball back after
they put the ball into touch so
Rigobert Song could recieve
Cameroon and Eto'o sealed
the victory 12 minutes from
time when he fired home an un-
stoppable shot from outside the
The scoreline could have
been more for the Indomi-
table Lions with Jean

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SAMUEL Eto'o celebrates
one of his goals against

Makoun, Achille Webo and
substitute Pierre Boya all
coming close to scoring close.
The Indomitable Lions
next match is on Wednesday
against Togo, while Angola
face the DR Congo on the
same day.

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Inzamam and Afridi put

Pakistan on course for big total

(Reuters) Pakistan's bats-
men, led by a pugnacious
Shahid Afridi, scored four
half -centuries to reach 379
for four on the first day of the
second Test against India yes-
Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq
made 79 not out and Afridi was
unbeaten on 85 at the close af-
ter left-armer Rudra Pratap
Singh, playing in his first test,
had taken three wickets
ia captain Rahul Dravid said

PAKISTAN 1st innings
Shoaib Malik c Dravid b Singh 19
Salman Butt c Dhoni b Khan 37
Younis Khan c Yuvraj Singh
b Singh 83
Mohammad Yousuf c Dhoni
b Singh 65
*Inzamam-ul-Haq not out 79
Shahid Afridi not out 85
Extras(Ib4,wl,nb6) 11
Total (4 wickets, 90 overs) 379
To Bat: Abdul Razzaq, +Kamran
Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad

the pitch appeared even better
for batting than the one used in
the drawn first Test which pro-
duced a run-fest in Lahore.
"It looks better but since
the sun is out it could become
difficult later on and we will
have to bat really well to remain
in the match," Dravid told re-
"It is very difficult for
bowlers to maintain a line and
length on these sort of tracks
which are so good for batting."
Pratap, 20, removed Younis

Asif, Danish Kaneria.
Fall of wickets: 1-49; 2-65;3-207; 4-
Bowling: Pathan 11-1-70-0
(1nb);Singh 17-1-77-3 (1w); Khan
19-5-61-1 (3nb); Harbhajan Singh
21-1-75-0; Kumble 22-3-92-0
India team: V Sehwag, *R
Dravid, VVS Laxman, SR
Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, +MS
Dhoni, IK Pathan, Harbhajan
Singh, A Kumble, Z Khan, RP

Khan (83) and Mohammad
Yousuf (65) after they had
shared a third-wicket stand of
142 to leave Pakistan on 216 for
Inzamam, with his 43rd half
century, and Afridi with his
eighth from only 63 balls, then
bludgeoned the bowlers in a
stand of 163 from 193 balls that
ensured Pakistan did not squan-
der the advantage of winning the

Afridi, who also registered
a century in Lahore, hit Irfan
Pathan for 22 in one eventful
over in which he blasted two
successive sixes and two fours.
The batsmen cracked 64
runs off eight overs bowled with
the second new ball.
Earlier, India picked up
openers Shoaib Malik (19) and
Salman Butt (37) in the open-
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Malik was caught by Rahul
Dravid at first slip to give
Pratap his first test wicket
while Butt fell caught behind off
Zaheer Khan.
Pratap then had Younis
caught at gully by Yuvraj Singh
and Yousuf was caught behind
by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.


Pakistan vice captain
Younis described the track as
"It is not going to be that
easy for the batsmen later on in
the match," said Younis. "I
think we hold the advantage."
The teams made two
changes apiece at the start of
India replaced former
captain Saurav Ganguly and
Ajit Agarkar with Pratap and
Zaheer while Pakistan
brought in Abdul Razzaq and
Mohammad Asif for
Mohammad Sami and Rana

THE Pakistan pace bowler,
Shabbir Ahmed, has had his
12-month ban for an illegal
bowling action upheld by an
independent bowling review
(BRG) group in Dubai. The
decision of the BRG is final
and binding, and means
Shabbir becomes the first
player to be banned from
bowling in international
cricket for 12 months under
the revised bowling review
Shabbir was reported
following the first Test against
England. at Multan. in
November and then underwent
laboratory tests to compare his
action to previous footage. It
was the fourth time in his career
that Shabbir had been reported
for a suspect action, and the
second within 12 months.
The BRG was chaired by
Sir Oliver Popplewell and
included Javagal Srinath, the
former India seam bowler, and
Roshan Mahanama. a current
ni;iich reCfere Dick French. a
lOIllliCi jlcll ti2 111 Ui ti li lipic. iild
Dr Marc Portus, who is a
specialist in human movement.
.Ird:a up..lhe gytp,

Dravid says it was

a tough decision

to drop Ganguly

(Reuters) India captain
Rahul Dravid said it was a
tough decision to drop former
skipper Saurav Ganguly for
the second Test against Paki-
stan yesterday.
Batsman Ganguly, 33, a
veteran of 87 Tests, was axed to
accommodate an extra bowler
very difficult to drop some-
one like Saurav, with all his ex-
perience," Dravid told a news
conference after Pakistan had
piled up 379 for four by the
"Such a good player that
he is, I thought we picked the
right combination that will
give us the best chance to win
this Test.
"Our aim is to try and win
Test matches, irrespective of the
conditions, and we need to look
at the best combination to win.
We thought we needed five
bowlers to get us 20 wickets and
to have a serious chance to win
this Test." added Dravid.
Ganguly played in the
drawn first Test in Lahore
but did not get a chance to bat
in a high-scoring game.
Dravid said five bowlers
were picked here to rotate the
attack and keep them fresh on
a good batting wicket.
"We struggled a bit in
Lahore in that aspect and with
a long season coming up we
need to keep all our bowlers
fit," he said.

"It was a tough decision to
make and Saurav is unlucky to

In its judgment, handed to
Shabbir and the PCB chief
executive, Salim Altaf, the BRG
said: "We have decided that the
player had an illegal bowling
action and that the suspension
of the player is to be
maintained. This is the


S. +

SHABBIR Ahmed now
faces an uncertain future

unanimous view of the BRG.
"While it is clear that a
laboratory test can never fully
replicate match conditions
the regulati'ios provide for
Aiiall iC ii COitl 1 U l I- o .) iL
simulated as best as possible.
We take the view that the
Ilbhorhorry tes was'ioatrried, ,

miss out."
Dravid praised the efforts
of his bowlers on day one.
"On a flat wicket they
showed a lot of heart," he said.
"At one point we had a chance.
"We bowled well with the
new ball and showed a lot of
discipline with the old ball.
"At 216 for four on a good
pitch after having lost the toss
I thought we were in control of
the game but they played posi-

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tively. I thought the game ran
away from us in the last hour."
Pakistan vice-captain
Younis Khan was not happy
with the behaviour of the crowd
and advised them to refrain
from making personal remarks
about players.
"It is not right and such
things upset the concentration
of the players," said Younis.
"We have a good game of cricket
on our hands and they should
enjoy that."
Indian players were heck-
led throughout the day by
sections of the sellout crowd.

out as fairly and properly as
it should be."
The BRG was asked to
consider video evidence and the
match officials' report from the
Multan Test in which Shabbir's
action was reported. Professor
Bruce Elliott. who conducted
the independent biomechanical
assessment of Shabbir, then
presented the findings of his
report and responded to
questions from Shabbir and the
Following this, the PCB
produced its own evidence.
including recent video footage of
Shabbir bowling at the PCB
Academy and in a domestic
match. The members of the
BRG then met privately to
consider the matter before
delivering their unanimous
The amended
regulations, introduced in
March 2005, stipulate that a
player who is found to have
been bowling with an illegal
action twice within t\\o vears

month suspension from
international cricket.
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Four countries receive Stanford

drawdown of US$100,000

BERMUDA, the Bahamas,
Jamaica and the Cayman Is-
lands are the first countries
to receive the initial draw-
down of US$100,000 each as
Antiguan financier and
Stanford 20/20 Tournament
creator Allen Stanford begins
his visits and dissemination
of funds to the 19 Caribbean
nations participating in his
US$1.5 million jackpot com-
petition this summer.
Last Thursday, the Stanford
party consisting of Stanford and
the four countries' 'adopted'
legends Lance Gibbs (Ber-
muda), Ian Bishop (Bahamas),
Andy Roberts (Jamaica) and
Richie Richardson (Cayman Is-
lands) traveled on Stanford's
private jet, stopping in each
country just long enough to
present the cheques at each
country's airport to enthusias-
tic welcoming parties which in-
cluded Government officials,
members of the local cricket as-
sociations and media. The
whirlwind tour concluded with
an overnight stay in Grand Cay-
man, Cayman Islands where the
group participated in a press
conference and were guests at a
dinner hosted by the Ministry
of Sports.
"I wanted to personally
present each Association with
its money but unfortunately
time constraints do not per-
mit me to spend much time
in each country," explained
Stanford. "I am thrilled with
the response to the Stanford
20/20 Tournament from every
country and I am looking for-
ward to visiting each nation
despite the restrictions on my
"I am honoured and pleased
to be able to.accept this gener-
ous investment in Bermuda
cricket from Mr. Stanford to-
day," stated Reg Pearman,
President of the Bermuda
Cricket Association. "The tour-
nament in July has generated a
huge amount of interest in Ber-
muda where, as you may know,
cricket is our national sport. We,
are currently riding the crest of

the wave of emotion and pas-
sion that qualification to the
World Cup has brought and to
be able to dovetail that accom-
plishment with the participa-
tion in this prestigious event is
an outstanding combination. I
am particularly pleased to note
that Mr. Stanford has backed up
his intention to improve the
grassroots of cricket in all the
islands and, with the oversight
and support of our legend, Mr.
Lance Gibbs, I am confident that
significant positive change can
be made through this investment
in Bermuda cricket."
The Minister of Sports,
Hon. Dale Butler, was also on
hand in Bermuda to present
Stanford with a woodcarving of
a cricket bat as a token of the
country's appreciation.
"On behalf of the Baha-
mas Cricket Association and
the cricketing community in
our country, I would like to
thank Mr. Stanford for his
investment in the game of
cricket and for his giving us
the opportunity to be a part
of this exciting tournament,"
said Colin Deane, President
of the Bahamas Cricket Asso-
ciation (BCA) whose receiv-
ing party consisted of the
Honourable Neville Wisdom,
Minister of Sports; Messrs.
Harrison Thompson, Perma-
nent Secretary for Sipots,
Mohamed Allie, Vice
President, BCA; Leroy
Brathwaite, Secretary, BCA;
Sean Brathwaite, Treasurer,
BCA; Gregory Taylor, Assis-
tant Secretary/Treasurer,
BCA; and Irvin Taylor, BCA
Board member/National
Team Manager. "We will
make sure that these funds
are put to excellent use and
we plan to make the Bahamas
proud come July."
Cayman Islands Cricket As-
sociation President Courtney
Myles echoed Deane's senti-
ments. "The Stanford 20/20 is
about inclusion. It's about rec-
ognizing countries like the Cay-
man Islands and the Bahamas
which might not be considered

By Faizool Deo _

THE Eagles and Nets basket-
ball teams recorded victories
on the opening day of the
Georgetown Amateur Basket-
ball Association (GABA) 2006
second-division basketball
competition at the Cliff
Anderson Sports Hall.
Their victories were against
the top two first-division
teams, that of the Bounty Colts
and the Ravens respectively.
Eagles won their game by
three points 51-48, while Nets
recorded a four point win 49-45.
The 'Birds' and their racy
opponents Colts opened the
competition in fine style, with
both teams running hard, exhib-
iting superb skills, most of
which have been stored up for

the last six years when the
competition was last played.
Eagles soared ahead in the
opening mih '' displaying

JAMAICA Presentation is L to R Richie Richardson, Andy Roberts, GM for the Sports Development Foundation of
Jamaica Ludlow Watts, Courtney Walsh, Allen Stanford, lan Bishop, President of the JCA Jackie Hendriks, Lance
Gibbs, JCA Cricket Operations Manager Brian Breese and National Coaching Director Jeffrey Dujon."

traditional cricketing nations,
and we are grateful to Mr.
Stanford for his vision and his
efforts to embrace everyone."
During the press conference
in the Cayman Islands, the
Minister of Sports, Hon. Alden
McLaughlin, announced the
Government's own commitment
to invest in that country's
-ricket programme to the tune
of US$600,000, a decision that
Stanford welcomed.
Stanford also revealed de-
tails of a meeting he had just
days before with WICB head
Ken Gordon and confirmed
that the governing body for
cricket in the region had
come on board, fully endors-
ing the Stanford 20/20 and
furthermore would be placing
it on the calendar of events
for the year.
"I've known Ken for a long
time and I think he understands
that everything we are doing, all
of this US$28 million invest-
ment helps the efforts of the
Acknowledging the com-
parisons to the late Kerry

their supremacy with text book
style pick and rolls, back door
passes and the all important ex-
tra pass.
Kevin Sunich, who played
shooting guard, was very instru-
mental for his side and soon
they were up by four points.
The entry of Kevin Holder
whose quick legs brought some
energy into the Colts line-up
changed the pace of the game.
Eagles were restricted from
making the extra past and their
players just settled for the pre-
liminary shots.
By 7:51 in the game it was
a 17-9 point lead for Colts,
but soon after the Colts point
guard who has first-division
experience Koyode Murray

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Packer that have inevitably
arisen, Stanford believes that his
goals are a bit different from the
media mogul's.
"Packer was way ahead of
his time but his interests were
purely commercial, to sell tele-
vision time," explained
Stanford. "My drive is to im-
prove cricket so that we are
winners again. When cricket
rises, the Caribbean rises, our
economy rises. When cricket is
in the trough, the Caribbean is
in the pits too. When West
Indies cricket is good, we look

good too. I've been in the Car-
ibbean long enough to fall in
love with cricket, and I'm not
happy with it right now and I
want to improve it."
The self-proclaimed
"cricket addict" has pledged
that he and his team are going
to "work our butts off' and give
it their best shot at improving
the current status of cricket in
the region.
This US$100,000 is will go
a long way towards doing just
that but ultimately it is just a
drop in the bucket, a small per-

centage of the whopping i S$28
million overall investment that
Stanford has commiti-d to
grassroots cricket in the '.arib-
bean which includes over US$6
million just to prepare each
country for the Tournament.
Undoubtedly the money sown
into the sport of cricket by
Stanford over a one-year period
will benefit the Caribbean region
for generations to come.
Plans are underway to
present the other countries
with their monies by the end
of January.


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Honourable Alden McLaughlin presents a gift to
Guyana cricket legend Lance Gibbs. While in
Cayman the Ministry presented all four legends
and Mr. Allen Stanford with Caymanite sculptures
created by a local artist Caymanite is a semi-
precious gem stone that is only found in the
Cayman Islands. (See story on page 31).

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A record breaking twenty-two
national associations/federa-
tions have submitted nomi-
nations for the 2005 National
Sports Awards.
The National Sports Com-
mission (NSC) in a release ex-
pressed their gratitude for the
positive positive by the Na-
tional Associations, and indi-
cated that a fruitful meeting
with the Minister of Culture
Youth and Sport Anthony
Xavier last weekend might have

influenced it.
The top spot of the year
that of the Sportsman of the
Year Award will be contested
between seven candidates whom
were nominated, the Sports-
woman of the Year race will be
a little less difficult since only
four were nominated for this
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were nominated for the
Junior Sportsman of the
Year, while it will be four

junior females vying for the
top spot.
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six have been nominated for the
year, while eight coaches will
also be vying for the top spot.
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the year were also given by
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the male, however there is a
female (not named) who is

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favourite nominated on nu-
merous occasions.
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is between two associations.
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and photographers are also
up for the awards, but they as
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(EBFU) that the agreed terms and conditions for holding the
tournament must be adhered to.
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February 3, will see Mocha Champs taking on Netrockers,
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Sunday Chronicle January22, 2006


By sherry Bollers-Dixon

WE DON'T often like to admit it, but, at
least on this score, mom was right: junk
food is bad for you. And it's not just bad
for your body, either. New research in Britain
reveals that fast-food and TV dinners, in addition
to making us fat, can also be the source of mental
health problems, including depression.

Dr. Andrew McCulloch,
Chief Executive of the UK's
Mental Health Foundation,
indicated that the effects of our
diets on the brain and mental
health are only now beginning to
be understood. Apparently,
processed foods have few
vitamins and minerals but
include certain additives, which

have been linked to behavioral
problems in children. Refined
sugars and flours, which lace
many quick and convenient
modern-day meals, can
reportedly cause bursts of
hyperactivity followed by
energy slumps.
With the plethora of medical
studies permeating the food
market, the modern consumer
can get confused as to the
relative value of various foods
and their impact on mental
health. So we've prepared a list
of five mental health conditions
and the brain foods proven to
have a positive impact on those
Depression: If life feels like
a perpetual rainy day, the
following foods might help clear
the clouds away: chocolate, oily
fish (like mackerel and tuna),
bananas and broccoli. Chocolate
lovers will be pleased to
receive the scientific stamp
of approval for the world's
favourite feel-good food.
Apparently, chocolate is
packed with mood-raising
endorphins that boost mood.
Don't overdo it though it's
still a high source of fat -
stock up on a few squares of
dark chocolate. Oily fish keep
serotonin levels high and
serotonin is a natural
depression-busting hormone
which the body manufactures from
the natural protein tryptophan.

Tryptophan is found in steady
supply in bananas, which also fight
Memory Loss/Lack of
Concentration:- Most of us
have fallen victim to mental
fog at one point or the other.
But forgetfulness and
inability to focus are mental
problems which can also be
addressed by dietary changes.
First up for helping to
prevent this condition are
apples. We knew they keep
the doctor away but
apparently, this applies to the
psychiatrist as well. Apples
are packed full of boron, a
mineral that boosts hand-to-
eye coordination, attention
span and memory, and are a
natural assistant to staying
alert and lively. Swapping
apples for mid-morning trips
to the coffee machine is a
great way to work towards
your recommended daily
quota of fruit, while
simultaneously contributing
to your mental alertness
during the day. Green-tea and
red wine also have mood-
enhancing and memory-
boosting qualities.
Stress:- Stress is a reality of
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By Rebecca Harrison

(Reuters) Billed as the
world's first black Jesus
movie, 'Son of Man' portrays
Christ as a modern African
revolutionary and aims to
shatter the Western image
of a placid saviour with fair
hair and blue eyes.
The South African film,
which premieres today at the
U.S. Sundance festival in Utah,
transports the life and death of
Christ from first century
Palestine to a contemporary
African state racked by war and
Jesus is born in a shanty-
town shed, a far cry from a
manger in a Bethlehem stable.
His mother Mary is a virgin,
though feisty enough to argue',
with the angels. Gun-wielding
authorities fear his message of
.equality and he ends up hanging
'on a cross.
"We wanted to look at
the gospels as if they were.
'written byspindoctors' and

to strip that away and look
at the truth," director Mark
Dornford-May told Reuters
in an interview.
"The truth is that Christ
was born in an occupied state
and preached equality at a time
when that wasn't very
By portraying Jesus as a
black African, Dornford-May
hopes to sharpen the political
context of the gospels, when
Israel was under Roman
occupation, and challenge
Western perceptions of
Christ as meek, mild and
"We have to accept that
Christ has been hijacked a bit -
he's gone very blonde haired and
blue-eyed," he said. "The
important thing about the
message of Christ was that it is
universal.It doesn't matter what
he looked like."
In fact; there was a film
called 'Black Jesus' made in
L968 and starring Woody
Strode, but it is described as a
political commentary rather
than an interpretation of the life

of Christ.

Made by the same 'theatre
company behind last year's.
award-winning 'U-Carmen
eKhayelitsha', 'Son of Man' is
in the tongue-clicking Xhosa
African language and English
and was filmed in the sprawling
black townships near Cape

Jesus. begins his public SOUTH AFRICAN cameraman Sarel Eloff gets a shot of actor Andile Kosi hanging from a
ministry after an encounter with cross during filming of 'Son of Man' in Khayelitsha township, in this March 7, 2005 file photo.
Satan who appears cloaked ini Billed as the world's first black Jesus movie, 'Son of Man' portrays Christ as a modernAfrican
black leather during his revolutionary and aims to shatter the Western image of a placid savior with fair hair and blue
traditional Xhosa circumcLsion eyes. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

He gathers followers from
the factions of armed.rebels
across the .country and
demands they lay down their.
guns and confront their'
corrupt rulers with a vision
of non-violent protest and
Dornford-May, 'who s.s
he subscribes to Christ's
teachings without necessarily
believing he is the son ;of
God, says the Jesus in the
film is a divine .being who

rises from the dead.
His resurrection is meant
to signal hope for Africa, the
world's poorest continent
which is sometimes
dismissed by foreigners as a
hopeless mess of conflict and'
"The ending is optimistic
. but realistic. There is an
*incredible struggle to get to the
optimism;" he said.
'. Dornford-May says focus
groups of church leaders and

ordinary Christians in South married to .Dorford-May,
Africa, where Christianity makes a smooth transition
often comes in a conservative from playing. the seductive
form, broadly praised the heroine Carmen i' o the
film, w".ich he hopes will world's most famous virgin,
prove a hit on the.continent he said. '
and worldwide. "They are' both women
Mary, played by the star of who are prepared to stand
U-Carmen. Pauline Malefane, outside of society. They'
gets a be ted-up' role as the may be different.:sides of
inspiraton for Christ's politics the coin .buti iley are still
and humanity, compared to her the same coin -'but I'm not
fairly br"ef'iblica appearances. ,~*going t ~ e very popular
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Sunday Chronicle January 22, 2006


Elsa, army ants marching in
a column sometimes become
confused. The lead ants stumble
across the tail of the column and
start to follow the stragglers. All
the ants then march in a circle,
going nowhere, until they die
from exhaustion. That is what
living in a multigenerational al-
coholic family is like.
You are concerned for your
son, and you should be. Chil-
dren of alcoholics endure thou-
sands of days during which they
have no control over the turmoil
around them. To survive they
bury their feelings. They become
people pleasers who cannot
trust themselves. Not surpris-
ingly, they fail to learn workable
solutions to problems. How
could they? The central prob-
lem of their life is a problem
over which they have no con-
The first step in recovery
for an alcoholic is to admit the

problem. The second step is to
admit they haven't done the
first step. The third step is to
actually do something. What is
true of the drunk is true of the
enabler of the drunk. If you have
been with your husband 20
years, you are his enabler.
What is an enabler? An
enabler is a person who has
the power to change a situa-
tion but refuses to do it.
When you made your hus-
band leave the house, you
took the first step toward not
being his enabler. You cannot
control his alcoholism, but
you can stop enabling it.

It sounds noble to say you
don't want to lose a big family,
but the family you're talking
about is one where screams and
punches and children cowering
in closets are commonplace.
That is a pattern which must be
Unlike the army ants, if
you break this pattern of cir-
cular behaviour, the only one
who is likely to follow you is
your son. Breaking the pat-
tern will be hard, but it will
be the making of you as a


I have been with my husband
20 years, and he is an alco-
holic. His father and brother
are alcoholics as well. My
husband witnessed violence
in his home growing up, and
still to this day it goes on. I
recently made him leave my
house because he is abusive
while drinking and doesn't
remember it.

This is affecting my 16-
year-old son as well. He is the
sweetest kid, and I know this
hurts him a lot. I do not want
to leave my husband because he
is the best person when he isn't
drinking. I want him to get
help, but I do not know how to
get it. As long as his mother is
enabling him, I know he won't
get help.

I want him to get help so
we could be a family. My son
asked me if we were the only
family going through this. I've
tried to tell him we aren't. I
know it will be hard on him if
his father leaves because we will
also lose a big family.






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By Wendella Davidson
D HERE is a belief in some quarters
that men make the best cooks! US-
based Guyanese-born Raymond
Mohan may be living testimony to
that belief, and to another that
posits that something positive can
be birthed from tragedy.
Mohan, the holder of a culinary degree from the Art Institute
of New York, is the executive chef at 'Colors', a 120-seat restau-
rant at 417 Lafayette St. in Manhattan.
'Colors', managed by some surviving workers from the famed
'Windows on the World' restaurant at the World Trade Center which
was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, is viewed by the survivors as
not only a tribute to the 73 colleagues who were killed, but a new
beginning for them.
Ironically, Raymond did not work at 'Windows on the World'
but at other restaurants which were greatly affected by the tragedy.
According to him, he "had to move on as executive chef from highly
successful restaurants immediately following Sept. 11." Staff at 'Col-
ors' recognized his culinary expertise and asked him to join them as
'Colors' executive chef.
'Colors' boasts a global menu representing food from more than
22 countries, including Haiti, Jamaica, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Co-
lombia, Egypt, Bangladesh, China and Guyana.
Listed among the mouth-watering fare served at 'Colors' where
everyone from chef to dishwasher gets a piece of the pie', are
roasted chestnut soup with pat6 and goat curry with Peruvian len-
til rice-cakes.
Reminiscing on his formative years in Guyana, Mohan, in
a recent interview via e-mail with the Sunday Chronicle, said
as a child growing up in the East Coast Demerara village of
Mon Repos and being the last of five children of Kishore and
Isha Mohan, he made regular treks to the village market with
his mother.
Mom, Isha, then managed a small cake shop (stall) at their home
where she sold the popular Guyanese snacks, mauby, poulourie,
potato balls, and salara (red cake) and in the afternoons when she
went to the market to buy the ingredients to make her tasty fare,
Mohan always accompanied her.
He enjoyed his trips with his mother when she went to Stabroek
or Bourda Market in the City to shop. These first insights of ap-
preciation for the sights and smells of fresh ingredients remain an
important part of Mohan's cooking today he insists on only fresh

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CHEF MOHAN at work with colleagues (Photo courtesy ol
Sonia Mohan)
ingredients. School being out on Saturday presented an opportu-
nity for Raymond to be in the kitchen observing his mother cook-
ing and trying to help.
Both his mom and dad are excellent cooks and it is probably a
combination of their traits, the trips to market and his occasional
helping out in the kitchen which may have been responsible for his
aspiring to become a professional chef, he surmised.
In the US, Mohan's yearning for the kitchen intensified
and upon graduating from high school he embarked on what
has now become a life-long profession training to be a pro-
fessional chef.
"I chose this profession because I've always loved cooking. When
you cook, you use all of the senses it is this pleasure of using all
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a long time that I wanted to be an artist.
"Food is art creating unique cuisine is a way of creating art. I
believe that the best kind of art is that which you cannot possess -
this is what food is you create it and then pass it on to be en-
joyed by others. I cook to please all the senses so my cooking can
get highly creative," Mohan said, adding that he finds pleasure work-
ing with the most exotic ingredients.
Mohan credits the many chefs he has worked with for teaching
him the art of being a top chef in NYC.
"At 'March' restaurant, I learned about fine ingredients. At
S'Vong' restaurant, I learned to be a professional. At 'Patria' restau-
'j rant, I learned from Chef Douglas Rodriguez how to be highly cre-
Sative and be the best in the world," he told the Sunday Chronicle.
jMohan hailed his mentor, Chef Rodriguez as "the one who
..- taught me that I should let the world know all that I am doing with
my art."
Working at 'Chicama' and 'Plantain' restaurants and 'Park Av-
enue Caf6', he believes that it was his style of cooking which
". "brought together the many regions of the world in great harmony."
In addition, Mohan travels around the world to basically learn
mal training", and according to him, "it is a great way to learn about
S various cultures and their food.
These jaunts recently took him to Thailand, Bali, Swe-
Sden, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, Spain, Trinidad, Nigeria,
i several islands in the Caribbean, Venezuela, and even back
S home to Guyana which he visits regularly.

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Sunday Chronicle January 22, 2006

I Iri ~Yad~~I~h a~ ~aY

to death for killing

ne a I I

By George Barclay

N 1953, two city
dwellers, Stanuel
and Alexander,
travelled to the Canal
Polder on the West
Bank of Demerara
where they robbed and
murdered aged
businessman Sookhraj.
There was no eyewitness
to the robbery and killing, but
following police investigations,
the two were charged with mur-
der. At their trial, they were con-
victed by a 'nixed jury at the
Demerara Assizes and sen-
tenced to death by hanging.
They appealed against their
convictions and death sentences.
But at the hearing of the ap-
peal, the Appellate Court, con-
stituted by Chief Justice
Frederick Boland and Justices
of Appeal Harold Hughes and
Kenneth Stoby, affirmed the
convictions and death sentences.
Applications from the con-
victed killers to the Privy Coun-
cil for leave to appeal to that
Council were refused.
The appellants were subse-
quently hanged.
According to the Appellate
Court's judgment delivered by
Acting Chief Justice Boland,
this was a case in which the two
appellants were found guilty by
the jury of the murder of an old
man named Sookhraj between
the. night of the 20th and the
morning of the 21st of April,
1953 at a place at Canal Polder

on the West Bank of Demerara.
There were no particular
eye-witnesses to the actual
murder, but circumstantial evi-
dence sufficed.
The evidence disclosed that
the old man was in his home
that night with his wife and
daughter and was aroused by
barking dogs.
He took up a torchlight and
shone it in the direction of the
yard. Seeing nothing, he went
back to bed where he was soon
after strangled and dealt a blow
to the head. His wife also re-
ceived injuries. She saw a num-
ber of men in the room, but
could not identify them.
The case against the two
appellants comprised evidence
of witnesses who testified that
on the Saturday before the fatal
Monday night they were seen
round and about that particular
district, which is on the left
bank of the Demerara River.
They both belonged to
Georgetown which is on the
right bank of the Demerara
There was some evidence
too, that on the Monday night
they were seen on that side of
the river. The appellants, in
statements from the dock, de-
nied that they were either on
the Saturday or on the Monday
at the West Bank of Demerara,
where the killing took place.
They did not give evidence on
oath, but elected to make state-
ments from the dock and so did
not subject themselves to cross-
Sookhraj, who was a

money-lender, had a safe in his
room that contained a lot of
money and jewellery. The safe
was found open and the money
and jewellery missing. The Po-
lice, in the course of their inves-
tigations, detained and charged
other persons besides the appel-
lants, but certain articles of the
missing jewellery were found at
a room in Georgetown where
the appellant, Stanuel, lived.
He may not have been the
actual tenant of the room, but
the Police went there and found
buried in a hole under the floor
of the room articles of jewellery
in a bag.
Some of the articles were
tied up in a piece of cloth, part
of a pair of pajama trousers
which the Police established
to be the property of Stanuel.
The conduct of Stanuel im-
mediately before the discovery
of the articles under the floor of
the room caused the police to
draw the inference that Stanuel
had control of the jewellery
which was secreted there. He
had made an attempt to get the
Police away from his room by
telling them that some articles of
jewellery had been brought to
him there, but he would have
nothing to do with them.
This information was given
by Stanuel to get the Police
away from the scene. This
aroused the suspicion of the Po-
lice and caused them to investi-
gate further. They looked at the
floor and found that it had been
tampered with at a particular
spot. On removing the piece of
the flooring, they found a bag




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containing articles of jewellery
buried in the earth.
There was also a large sum
of money in notes found in a
coat in the room. On a shirt in
the room there was a stain of
blood. The blood-stained shirt,
which was admitted by the ap-
pellant Stanuel to be his, was
analysed by the Government
Bacteriologist and found to be
human blood.
There was evidence from
which the jury could have come
to the conclusion that the coat
hanging in the room was used
by Stanuel to secrete the money,
Acting Chief Justice Boland had
He added: "I do not think
that there is any need to go into
the whole of the evidence. This
was a long trial and the jury ar-
rived at their conclusion on all

Page V

the facts which came out in the
"The appellant Stanuel had
the advantage of Counsel, who
made submissions against the
admissibility of some of the evi-
dence tendered at the trial.
These submissions were upheld
by the learned trial judge. The
jury came to their conclusion on
the facts of the case and we see
no reason to disturb their find-
"There were a few points
raised at the trial by counsel
for the appellants. One point
raised at the trial was that
jointly with the accused,
some other persons had been
committed for trial by the
Magistrate at the preliminary
inquiry, but the Attorney
General had entered a nolle
prosequi (withdrawal of the
charge) in their favour.
"It was admitted by the
police witnesses that in the
course of the investigations,
those same persons had given
statements to the Police. Coun-
sel for both appellants had
sought to get those statements
admitted when cross-examining
the Police witnesses who took
those statements.
"The learned trial judge, af-
ter hearing the submissions of
counsel, ruled that the state-
n ents were inadmissible. In this
Court, Counsel for the appel-
lants argued that those state-
ments were wrongly rejected by

the trial judge and that the ap-
pellants were entitled to have
the statements put in at the
"We have consulted the au-
thorities on this point which
were cited at the trial, especially
the case of R. v. Thompson, de-
cided in 1912 (7 C.A.R. p 276)
and we find that the learned
trial Judge acted correctly in re-
fusing the applications by coun-
sel to have the statements ad-
mitted. It is now well estab-
lished that statements made in
the absence of an accused per-
son are not admissible either
against or for him.
"Appellants' counsel put
forward 11 grounds of appeal on
behalf of Stanuel. In the course
of the argument, we expressed
the view that there was no sub-
stance in any of them. The only
one that merited our attention
was the one dealing with the re-
jection of the statements made
to the Police by those persons
in whose favour the Attorney
General entered a nolle prose-
"So far as the appellant
Joseph Alexander is
concerned, the evidence
against him was not as strong
as the evidence against
Stanuel. But \there was
evidence of a substantial
character from Which the
jury were entitled to draw the
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you do the following every time you prepare food:

* Keep food separate, protected from the flood water

* Throw away food that has been in contact with flood

* Before cooking vegetables, wash with safe water
(water treated with bleach)

* Wash all fruits with safe water and peel before eating

* Do not eat raw vegetables

* Cover cooked food from flies

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going tothetoiletor latrine
CONTINUE BREASTFEEDING, breast milk helps protect
A children from diarrhoeal diseases

When flood water starts to recede, an increase in mosquitoes
maybe noticed.
MOSQUITOES breed in collections of clean and dirty water in and around
houses in:

* vases
* barrels
* drums
* old tyres

* roof gutters
* pit latrines
* tins
* cans

* coconut shells
* water tanks
* stagnant water
* styrofoam food boxes

To protect you and your family against mosquito-
borne diseases such as Filaria and Dengue you should:
v/ Sleep under a mosquito net, especially pregnant
women and children under 2 years.
V Use household insecticide to spray your home .'\
/ Empty and keep all unused containers dry (- k '
/ Remove from the yard all containers that collect
water e.g tyres, bottles, cans, tins, styrofoam food boxes, S
plant pots saucers etc to prevent mosquitoes breeding
SUse mosquito repellents and mosquito coils
Put all garbage in bags for collection
/ Cover all water storage containers .
SClean drains to prevent water becoming stagnant .
SUse DEC Salt which will protect you against Filaria


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Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to this week's issue. When you
come to your examination room, be pre-
pared to read the questions carefully. Many
candidates often fail to read examination
questions well and end up giving incorrect
responses. Each examination paper tells
about time given to read the questions. Be
careful now!

The Passage: The White Cat
Solution to "How much did you under-
1. Jojo's mother was a champion at cat shows.
2. The other cats thought that Jojo was only big
and greedy.
3. Jojo slipped in between the feet of the cat
4. Miss Mutton was looking sadly towards the
entrance door and the door of her empty cage
was open.
5. Jojo put his head out the cage door, quite close
to her ear, and purred loudly.
6. Miss Mutton heard the people say that he was
a beauty.
7. Miss Mutton opened her cage door and put a
plate of liver inside and stroked Jojo as he ate.

Working with words
8. A proud human being looks up into the sky
and walks straight on. The opposite of proudly
is humbly.
9. The opposite of lightly is heavily.
10. The jaguar made graceful strides across the
11. Leaves and pieces of paper also rustle.
12. Miss peahen looked elegant in her latest
13. Miss Mutton looked high-spirited.
14 & 15. Were you able to write a story with a
cat as one of its characters? Yes? That was
good of you. The rest of you can write yours this

Solution to "Choosing the right word"
1. The life of an early Guyana settler was
often very demanding on the border. 2. The
incidental contact between the two shoplift-
ers caused one of them to stumble. 3. I
hope to reduce the amount of time I spend
watching television. 4. The painting is a
genuine and rare example of his work. 5. In
orbit around planet Earth, the satellite pro-
vided valuable weather information.

Fill in the blanks: Questions 1-5
1. My friend said he would pay me back
when he could afford it.
A. sometimes: B. some times
C. any times; D. some time
2. Neighbour Sandra never got the shock
of losing her husband.
A. at; B. through
C. over; D. off
3. It is- to smuggle goods into Guyana.
A. illegitimate; B. illegal

C. unjust; D. improper
4. I don't like flying because I'm afraid .
A. of crashing; B. to crash
C. of a crash; D. for crashing
5. At the back of Ali's store traders have -
the roads.
A. taken through
B. taken over
C. taken on
D. taken for

Sentence Completion: Questions 6 & 10
Choose the suitable collective noun from the list
given to complete each of the following five sen-
6. Do not entertain him; his whole story is a -
of lies.
A. crew; B. swarm
C. pack; D. team
7. Mary brought home the .... of cattle.
A. flock; B.pack
C. flight; D. herd
8. Gordon was elated passing the exami-
nation after he had failed so many times.
A. in; B. of;
C. at; D. with
9. When you go out in the dark, you should be
aware strangers.
A. in; B.with; D.of
10. You should comply the instruction on
the examination paper.
A. at; B.of;; D.with

Drafting: Writing a Paragraph
Reminder: A Paragraph is a group of related
sentences that work together to develop one
main idea.

Reason for Exercise: The main reason for this
exercise is for you to go back to a piece or two
of your own writing, and to examine some of your
topic sentences. Look at ways you can experi-
ment with them to make your topic sentences
Remember that in the drafting stage of writ-
ing you will write down ideas in sentences and
paragraphs. Each paragraph should have a
topic or main idea sentence that is supported
by details.

Look at the paragraphs below. See how the
writer states the main idea in each paragraph in
the model taken from a Literature book:

And then I catch a glimpse of metal a small,
luminous object poking, from the sand. Prob-
ing carefully, I uncover a three-inch-wide frag-
ment of hand-tooled gold plate. I am captivated
by the image on the fragment: a woman in a
swirling gown cradles a vase of flowers. Herleft
hand holds a cluster of roses. A small dog
springs up at her feet. Floral designs embel-
lish the fragment's border....
Some items were touchingly personal. A
long the edges of a small gold comb / made
out "ANOS 1618" inscribed in appliqued gold
dots. An abbreviated name, "DANA CATAL D
GUSMA' (short forDona Catalina de Guzman)

was also visible. Later research revealed that
she was a widow residing in Manila in 1634.
Had she been aboard the stricken vessel?
What was her ultimate fate? No one knows.
William M. Mathers, "Nuestra Senora de la

See how the first sentence introduces the main
idea: the author finds a small metal object. The
supporting sentences describe it in detail.

In the second paragraph the first sentence makes
an observation above the nature of some items
that were found. How do the following sentences
support the first?

Topic Sentence
In many paragraphs the main idea is stated
in a topic sentence, and then all the details in the
paragraph develop the idea. The wheel below
illustrates the vital role of a topic sentence in
controlling the paragraph. All the details must
not only be on the same topic, but must also help
support the idea in the topic sentence.








We have seen how the topic sentence comes at
the beginning of each of the Literature writer's
paragraphs above. Sometimes, though, the
topic sentence comes at the end or in the middle
of the paragraph. Wherever it is, it should tell
two things: what your topic is and what your para-
graph will say about it. Notice how the writer
uses a topic sentence to keep the paragraph on

Here is a paragraph written by a student:
In investigating my mother's family history, I think I
have discovered the origin of many of my own traits.
My grandfather who enjoyed listening to music as
loud as any teenager today willed me his love of
music. My grandmother taught me to be respon-
sible and open-minded. Because two of my aunts
were teachers, I leamed to value education. I inher-
ited my dark, sarcastic sense of humour from one
of my uncles. He wouldplay bizarre practicaljokes,
and of many I was the victim. My interest in history
and politics came from my great-grandfather once
the mayor of a small Philippine province. Finally, I
credit my mother with teaching me to be indepen-
dent, strong-minded, and determined in going after
whatsoevergoals I set.
Shella Calamba, Lincoln Park High School,
Chicago, Illinois

Note that Shella's topic sentence states the main
idea, which is supported with details in this
case, specific details. You. too, can write using
specific details. Try to gain a reasonable de-
gree of perfection by your examination date.

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Welcome to our Mathematics columns. We are
glad to have you with us today. Do you know
that there are some benefits if you ask your-
self questions before you embark on a book or
chapter? You can ask yourself questions dur-
ing reading and moreover after reading. Co-
operate in your study groups. It is not too late
to share your expertise Be good. Love you.

Refresh your addition and subtraction skills
1. 7 2/3 + 2/5 + 3/10 +2% = 10 13/15
2. 1 3/16 2 2/5 3% + 5 5/8 = 53/80
3. 12 7/10 -5 1/8 + 3 3/20 + 1 = 12 9/40
4. 2 3/16 2 3/10 + 5/8 + 1% = 1 21/80
5. 12% -6 7/8+ 5 21/32 -2 13/16 = 8 23/32
Where there are no brackets, multiplication and di-
vision must be done first.

1./X 7/10X2/21 =1/24
7i/5 of 2 3= 2
_1 1/15 + 2 5/9 = 1 1/5
9i4 + (1/8 X 2/5) = 5
1,. (3 % + 2 Y) X (2 3/10 + 3/5) = 5%
1(1 7/8 X 2 2/5)- 3 2/3= 5/6

Test Yourself
1;W hen this fraction is reduced to its lowest terms,
the answer is: b) 21/49 (Fiacdion. 1260)
2. Which of the following fractions is equal to 2/18?
a) 4/36 (Please note correction from 8/18 to 2/18)
3. The fraction 3/5 when written with denominator
60 is the same as: b) 36/60;
4.7/8 X 5/9 is equal to one of the following: d) 35/
5. The improper fraction 156 is equal to:
d) 52/7
6. 3/7 X 21/45 is equal to one of the following,
when the answer is expressed in its lowest terms:
a) 1/5

The Decimal System: Questions 8- 10.

7.700X 0.1 (c)70
8.0.00865 10 (b) 0.000865
9. 50 X40 X 0.25 (d) 500
S.0.091 + 13 (a) 0.007

Percentages: Questions 11-13

press. 16/25, #,a percentage. (b) 64 %
Wh remainss r taking 60 % of $6,000?

e: Questions i4 15

13. A girl scored 95% in a test. If the maximum
score was 60, how many marks did she lose?
(b) 57
14, -",:- average Cf. three nu" b C" "
total (Note: not average) of the first two is 10 ;
Find the third number. (c ) 60

Venn Diagram: Question 15

Venn diagram
15) (a) Write within set brackets, the elements
of set D
D = {33, 35, 37, 39, 41}

(b) Write within set brackets, the elements of
set K
K = {22, 25, 26, 37, 39}
(c) Write within set brackets the elements of D
set only.
{33, 35,41)
(d) Write within set brackets, the elements of
set K only.
(22, 25, 26)
(e) H6w many elements are there in D? 5 ele-

Shapes and Angles: Question 16.
Two similar shapes
16. (a) How many acute angles are there? An-
swer: 4 acute angles
(b) How many obtuse angles are there?
Answer: None
(c) Draw all the lines of symmetry in the fig-
ure. Answer: There are no lines of symmetry

1. What is the value of 7 in 17 569?
(a) 7000; (b) 700;
(c)70; (d)7

2. A prime number is
(a) 21; (b)51;
(c) 91; (d) 71

3. A multiple of 5 is
(a) 5; (b) 21;
(c) 36; (d) 52
Study the figure below, then answer question

4. the line segment BC is called a/an
(a) sector; (b) segment;
(c) arc; (d) chord

5. The formula that can be used to calculate
the perimeter of the oblong in the figure below

(a) L + B;
(c)LX B;

(b) 2L + B:
(d) 2L + B

tie set .- G. is
(a) 3; (b) 6;
(c 4; (d) 8

7. The area of the base of a cuboid is 20 cm2.
Its height is 5 cm. What is the volume, in cm3 of
the cuboid?
(a) 400; (b)45;
(c)100; (d)40

8. The area of a square is 81 cm2. What is its
width, in centimeters?
(a) 6; (b) 9;
(c)95; (d) 80

9. The ratio of Baby John's mass to Baby Jack's
is 6:7. If John's mass is 42 kg, what is the mass,
in kg, of Jack?
a) 49; (b) 55;
(c) 38; (d) 52

10. Round 74 to the nearest 10.
(a)75 (b)740
(c) 70 (d) 80

11. Round 5.74 to the nearest tenth.
(a) 5.7 (b)5.04
(c)5.8 (d)5

12. I am thinking of a number. If you multiply it by 5,
you get a product that is equal to 100 times 5.35.
What is the number?
(a) 190 (b)1.07
(c)107 (d)1.9

13. Mary bought a skirt for $1600 and sold to Jackie
for $2400. What was her profit percent?
(a) 20% (b) 40%
(c) 50% (d) 80%

14. Find the perimeter of a figure 2 cm by 3 cm.
(a) 23 cm (b) 6 cm2
(c) 10 cm (d) 10 cm2

15. Find the area of a figure measuring 5 cm by 2.5
(a) 12.5 cm2 (b) 25 cm
c) 125 cm2 (d) 125 cm

Work these quickly and accurately:
16. Multiply:
a). 305 X 6.5
b). 1067 X 2.05
c). 208.002 X 5

Work these quickly and accurately:
16. Multiply:
a). 305 X 6.5
b). 1067 X 2.05
c). 208.002 X 5

17. Solve:
a). (20 + 15) -17 + 7X (6 + 5)
b). (6X2)+5X(2+ 11)
c).99 (8-3) :::
d). 2X8+7
e). 12 4 + 32 .
g). 81 9 + 16

18 Solve:
a). 250 by 100
b). 250 divided by 100

19. Find e ti eof
27 -24 3 + 0 X (9 + 1)

20. What is the L.C.M. of the fo!iowing sets of numbers?
a). 2. 8, and 10
b). 4, 7, and 12
c). 2, 3, 5, and 15
d). 14. 52, 65 and 70

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of the dentist
THE last time I sat in a dental chair as a patient was June
2005 in Connecticut, USA. Although my visit to a colleague
dentist was for a routine checkup, I must admit that I still felt
nervous in that chair. So, do not think we dentists never
experience how it feels to visit the dentist. In fact, it has been
estimated that nearly 40 per cent of any population exhibits
sufficient fear of dental treatment that their oral health has
been significantly affected. Of the other 60 per cent, 90 per
cent experience some degree of apprehension. Overcoming this
prohibition is therefore crucial.
The first thing you can do is realise that your dental fear can be
overcome. Fear is a learned behaviour. Therefore it can be unlearned.
Patient-centered behaviour modification treats you as a whole per-
son, not as a set of teeth and that can help you overcome your
fears. This will obviously take a team approach between you and
your dentist and his/her staff.
Communication is the key. You must feel comfortable express-
ing your fears and concerns and have a sense that you are being
listened to. Modern dentistry with a compassionate dental team
can be truly painless. You can desensitise yourself to your fears if
you take the first step and allow the right team to help you over-
come your fears.
Here's a list of other steps you can take to overcome your
dental fears:
1. Asking questions
2. Learning how to relax
3. Improving communication with your dentist
Explanation and clarification of any and all procedures proposed
is your right as a patient. If you have a question about a particular
procedure, ask it! Empower yourself with the knowledge to allevi-
ate fear of the unknown. You should have input into treatment de-
cisions and choices. You should be honest with your dentist re-
garding how much treatment you think you can tolerate at first. As
*you build confidence in yourself and trust in the team that is caring
for you, the length of your appointment and the amount of work
accomplished will increase.
If you feel tense in the chair, the easiest way to relax is through
forms of physical relaxation. A relaxed body promotes a clear and
relaxed mind. The human body cannot be physically relaxed and
mentally anxious at the same time! The brain won't process these
feelings simultaneously. Physical relaxation methods are easier to

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accomplish, at first as compared to cognitive ones,'so practice forms
of physical relaxation first.. !. ; .
Examples of physical relaxation are diaphragmatic breathing,
progressive muscle relaxation, and various methods taught in yoga.
There are numerous books and sotirces for these methods. If you
induce relaxation in the presence of stimuli that normally induces
your fears (the dental environment),.the fear response will be greatly
diminished over multiple e)posures and you will gradually desensitise
yourself to these fears as you build confidence. The memories of
traumatic visits will be replaced with more innocuous ones and this
less threatening environment coupled with your relaxation methods
will help you eliminate your fears.
As you get more comfortable in the dental environment,

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you can engage in various distraction techniques that many
offices have. The use of a Walkman or a Discman is a com-
mon technique. Some sophisticated clinics are now equipped
with Virtually-reality glasses that provide both visual and au-
ditory distraction by allowing you to view videotapes through
these glasses while having dental work done. We only suggest
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Wai Wais to put history, culture

on display at 'Living Museum'

By Faizool Deo
VISITORS to the Region Nine may be able
to partake of a mouth-watering serving of
monkey stew, or another exotic dish in the
unique ambience that bridges ancient and modern
at the Wai Wais Ethno or 'Living Museum' in the
abandoned village of Akotopono.

Dr. Desrey Caesar-Fox with members of the community near th

The museum, which is now under construction, is expected to
be completed in a few months time.
In a benab designed like the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown,
the group will put their history, culture and personal life in the
public's domain.
Prior to this undertaking, there was a museum at the very site,
which housed only a few artifacts. But with no supervision, the ar-
tifacts began to break and some went missing.
Following discussions with the Wai Wai people on ways of pro-
tecting their land and culture, Conservation International (CI) and
the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) a decision was taken
to reconstruct and expand the museum.
The land about one million acres owned by the Wai Wais,
was given to them by the Government of Guyana through an abso-
lute grant. The Wai Wais had then requested that CI work with them
to help improve the land and to have it established as a Community
Owned Conservation Area (COCA) and included in the National Pro-
tected Area System.
Curator of the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, Dr.
Desrey Ceasar Fox, was then hired through the Amerindian Re-
search Unit at the University of Guyana which she heads -

to assist in the development of the museum and to train those
who will be working there.
Dr. Fox said she visited the United Kingdom in early Octo-
ber last year and visited the Horniman Museum, where she,
along with Wai Wai Chief, Cemci Sose, had talks with head of
Anthropology in the Museum, Dr. Hassan Arero, about the idea
of the museum.
She said they realized that since tourists will travel great dis-
tances to view the exhibits, the museum must be unique. It was then
decided that an 'ethno' museum
would be the best approach, since
S not only will it showcase history,
but it will also showcase their mod-
ern-day culture.
When she returned home, Dr.
Fox visited the Wai Wai village of
Masakenyari (near Akotopono)
where she trained eight persons in
the preservation and labeling of ar-
tifacts, among other areas.
Originally, six were expected to
be trained, but two additional per-
sons became interested and gradu-
ated with certificates.
She indicated that once com-
pleted, the museum will be the first
of its kind in the Caribbean region,
and, in time, can become one of
Guyana's premier tourist attrac-
She said pottery and other
-, ". .-. archeological pieces of the in-
habitants of the Akotopono and
e site of the 'Ethrio Museum'. Masakenyari area, will be dis-
played along the building's in-
ternal periphery.
In the middle of the benab, however, will be the 'living display,'
since shows such as dances, skits and the construction of various
items will be displayed there.
Once the project is completed and can be marketed, the Wai Wais
will then draft a visitor's calendar to outline the best periods to travel
to the area.
Around the museum will be several other building, some guest
houses, all built to make visitors to the area more comfortable.
Dr. Fox feels that this indeed will be an ideal place to visit,
since the proximity to other areas will afford tourists the op-
portunity to travel to pristine areas, view indigenous culture in
its raw form while also assisting with the sustainability of the
Dr. Fox said that she was amazed at the discipline and friendli-
ness of the Wai Wai people, especially their respect for their village
leader. She was particularly impressed with the cohesion among tribe
She said the community had
protocols which they always ad-
hered to, and, in order to avoid in- -

trusion there, a decision was taken to build the base of museum away
from the village.
"The Wai Wais have a strong sense of togetherness; they are uni-
fied (and) they listen to their chief," she pointed out.
The Amerindian tribe according to the curator is also known for
its traditional grater-making, their bows and arrows, and good hunt-
ing skills.
Conservation International and Fox are scheduled to make
a trip back into the area in a few weeks time to evaluate the
progress of the museum.

A comb with a base made of the bone of the spider monkey
and teeth made of turu palm branch.

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GUYANESE attorney% al-law
Lillian Cra% rord-Abbenselts
has been admitted to practice
at the District of Columbia
Bar. %\ashington D C. LISA.
after having successful com-
pleted the Jul) 2005 District
or Columbia Bar Examina-
She \as, admitted at a
wearing g in ceremony held on
January 9, 2006, at the District
of Columbia Court of Appeals in
Washington DC
Ms. Cra\w ford-Abben-ett.s
left Guyana in 21003 for the LISA
to pursue studio, ait the Howu rd
Linihersit School of Law Wash-
ington DC There she obtained
a Masters at La\k in Nla\ 201)04.
speciahsing in International Busi-
ne's Transactionn, and Internm-
tional Economic L3\\
Cra\\ford-Abbenseu.r giadu-
ated from the University of West
Indies in 1990 with a Bachelor
of Laws (LLB) (Hons) and a Le-
gal Education Certificate (LEC)
from the Hugh Wooding Law
School in 1992. During her stud-
ies, she had the distinction of se-
curing the University of Guyana-
Pro-Chancellor's Medal for
Most outstanding first Year Law
Student in 1987. Upon comple-
tion of her studies, she joined the
Attorney-General's Chambers in
Guyana as State Counsel and
rose to the position of Principal
Legal Adviser (acting).
She entered into private
practice in 1998 and joined the
Chambers of McKay and
Moore, Attorneys-at-Law, where

Before leaving. Gu\an,. At-
torneN Cra\ ford-.\bbenrett,
repreented such notable Clicnt%

a Dean Trellis. former Dean of
the St. George\' Cathedral and
Attorney-ai-Law Sandra Ban.
\ ho \was the then State Sohci-
for Iactingi She also served as

an executive member of the
Guyana Bar Association from
2000 to 2003, as Treasurer and
Included in the 2006 batch
of those admitted to practice
at the District of Columbia
Bar, was the former Attorney
General of the United States
John Ashcroft. (Sandra

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choice of music, which must be pre-
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11. This competition is not open to
employees or contractors of GT&T, their

direct family members, and any person
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12. Shorlisted applicants will be
formally notified within four (4) working
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be contacted.

14. Competition winners will be
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15. GT&T may at any time and in
its own discretion issue additional rules
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THEATRE in Guyana is full
of drama for its existence was
often in jeopardy as if its days
were numbered. Since its ad-
vent, the theatre was fraught
with difficulties. Among the
difficulties were the destruc-
tion by fire of the Theatre
Royal in December, 1828 and
the Assembly Room in Febru-
ary, 1945, and the rise and fall
of major drama movements
like the British Guiana Dra-
matic Society (1936 1948)
and the Sugar Estate Drama
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segregation as the Amateur
Dramatic Club was restricted
to Whites, and the Histrionic
Club restricted to Coloureds.
Also contributing to the chal-
lenges were the rise and fall
of the Theatre Guild, migra-
tion of the best players (play-
wrights, actors/actresses, di-
rectors etc.) in drama and
lack of climate in the coun-
try to reproduce and replace
those that went or to spawn
new breeds of people and
As it was in the beginning,
so it is presently.- struggling
but surviving, limping along, a

real 'break-a-leg' wish that.
stayed that way for most of the
time, partially healing at odd
moments when pushed to per-
form. But this is not to say that
there were no high points. In
fact, there was semblance of
stability of theatre in Guyana
lasting some 60 years, that pe-
riod beginning in the 1940s and
running into the new millen-
The 1940s was pegged as
the birth of modern drama in
Guyana. Norman Cameron can
be credited with initiating this
new wave of drama. After re-
turning from his studies abroad


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where he found himself in an
embarrassing situation of been
unable to talk on a Guyanese
Literature, he did a number of
things to correct that shortcom-
ing. As he researched our litera-
ture, he also found that plays
were still foreign-oriented.
Forthwith, he became engaged in
drama, publishing his first play
in 1931.
Also during the 1940s, the
British Guiana Dramatic Soci-
ety, which was established in
1936, came to prominence, but
for most of its existence it was
guilty of producing plays from
out of India as was the case
with the other groups mimick-
ing English, Dutch and German
plays. It must be noted that this
society was an East Indian
group promoting such ethnic in-
terest in Georgetown. It was
started by the Singh clan com-
prising of J. B. Singh and his
wife, Alice Bhagwandai, with
theirdaughter, Rajkumari Singh,
and grandchildren carrying the
torch into present day. This so-
ciety distinguished itself by
publishing a journal, THE
DRAMAG. and also establish-


ing cultural ties between this
country and Suriname.
The late 1940s and early
1950s saw the rise of the Gray
Dramatic Group of what is now
Linden town.
The popular and extensive
Sugar Estate Drama Festival,
which was started in the late
1950s, brought rural theatre into
the equation. This outwards
thrust of the theatre movement
was followed in the next decade
by the formation of the
Mackenzie Little Theatre. Then
theatre became centralised again
with the institution of the Na-
tional Drama Festival which did
not augur well for theatre in
Guyana. But it is said a coun-
try gets the theatre is deserves!
However, the major impe-
tus of this period was the
founding of the Theatre Guild
in 1957 which grew in stature,
going on to produce some of the
more outstanding players in
drama including Sheik Sadeek,
Frank Pilgrim, Ken Corsbie,
Robert Narain, Michael Gilkes,
Ron Robinson. Lorna Lampkin,
Eileen McAndrew, Cecily
Robinson. to name a few. not-

withstanding those who worked
behind the scene like Bertie
Martins, Lloyd Searwar, Arthur
Hemstock, Lionel Luckhoo,
James R. Ramphal, Frank
Thomasson and others.
Then there is the contempo-
rary crop of dramatists includ-
ing Francis Quamina Farrier and
Bertram Charles that followed
on from out of the previous pe-
riod, lan Valz, Harold Bascom
and Paloma Mohamed who are
presently the most active.
The National Cultural Cen-
tre opened in 1972 has now be-
come the main stage for theatre
in Guyana. -
Where did it all start?
Theatre in Guyana started in
the late 18th century when
the European colonisers
imported this medium of
entertainment as part of their

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This is a senior management position. As Education Programme
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insights into each area of your study? Yes, it can. A. Region 9; B. Region 10;

you A. Cuyuni;
'Bye. (2). The Waini River is found in this region: B. Berbice;
A. Region; B. Region 9; C. Essequibo;
IN LAST WEEK C. Region. 1; D. Region 2 D. Potaro
Examination-type Questions Paper 1
Weather and Climate: Questions 1-2 Map Work: Questions 3-6 MAP OF GUYANA
(1) Small drops of condensed atmospheric vapour on cool Study the map of Guyana carefully and then answer ques-
surfaces appear at this time: (c) between nightfall and tions 3-6. e
(2) One effect of global warming of our planet is this: (b) (3). Which important mineral is mined at A?i
regular high floods A. Sand; B. Diamond; 1
C. Gold; D. Bauxite f
The Rivers: Questions 3-5 VENEZUELACC ;
(3) Our rivers have their origins here: (c) mountain tops (4). The islands shown at B are located at the mouth of dflUI ?-edn-hoop
(4) The Potaro River is found in this county of Guyana: (c the .... River.
) Essequibo A. Bonasika; B. Mazaruni; ew
(5) The term "down river" points to one of these: (b) where C. Essequibo; D. Cuyuni i m
the river meets the sea
(5). The shaded area at C experiences very heavy rainfall
The Globe: Questions 6& 7 2 because it is ...
(6) The line that is 23/ South of the-Equator is called A. near to Venezuela; ;.. ,
the: (b) Tropic of Capricorn, B. far from the coastlanld; a --
(7) Lines of latitude and longitude are the mearinsused to C. in the hinterland; 'a
locate these objects: (d) places on earth D. a highland region SURIXAME

Our History: Question 8 (6). A person going by boat from Bartica directly to
(8) Why was the Union Jack used in Guyanabefore i966? Rockstone would travel in a ... direction.
(d) Guyana was a British colony A. easterly; B. westerly;
C. northerly; D. southerly
Some Places in the Essequibo County (7). The town of NewAmsterdam is found at the mouth of %
Here are some names of important places which can be this river.
found in the county of Essequibo: Mabaruma, Matthew's A. Demerara River, ..--
Ridge, Port Kaituma, Bemichi, Kamarang, Mahdia, B. Essequibo River; KEY
Maikwak, Orinduik, Kato, Paramakatoi, Monkey Moun- C. Cuyuni River;
tain, Karasabai, Dadanawa, Lethem, and Aishatton. D. Berbice River Roadway
Sm Pcit u

(C) Ozone layer (D) Nitrogen

It's good to meet again with you today. Today
you will test your knowledge on what you have 5.Objects made of steel are by
learned through out the pass year. I will first magnets.
test you like a paper one format. That is in the
form of multiple-choice. (A) melted (B) attracted
(C) dissolved (D) squeezed
1.The turtle belongs to the class of animals called
6. In the solar system, the third largest planet is
(A) amphibians (B) birds
(C) mammals (D) reptiles (A) Neptune (B) Uranus
(C) Saturn (D) Jupiter
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heart are the 7 The moon orbits the earth once in every
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9. Put the correct name next to the following letter
of flower.

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0" Descriptive and Narrative Writing
The main aim of expository writing is to inform
and explain and to appeal to the reader's under-
standing first of all. But the aim of descriptive and
narrative writing is not to explain. It is to evoke
reality by calling up an image of what has been seen,
heard, felt, or enacted. Description and narration
are therefore rightly called imaginative or creative.
As literary forms, they must be distinguished from
the matter-of-fact description and narration that may
be found in catalogues, textbooks, advertisements,
court records, and the like.

Look again:
The U.S. post office puts on its bulletin boards
"descriptions" of criminals who are wanted by Fed-
eral officers; but these descriptions are informative
and technical; they identify, but do not, in the artistic
sense, "create" an image. On the other hand, if we
read Victor Hugo's description, in Les Miserables,
of the escaped convict Jean Valjean, we will see
how he creates an image; we see; we imagine the
ex-gallery-slave as he asks lodging at the home of
the Bishop.
A sociologist, working up a "case history", may
plot the time-sequence of what a woman depart-
ment-store employee does in her off-hours, from
the time when she leaves the counter until she re-
S ports for work again next morning. This is perhaps
a kind of "narration" of happenings, but a rather life-
less kind. 0. Henry, dealing with the same situa-
tion, gives the "feeling" of the employee's experi-
ence as she hurries toward her lonely "flat":

Read this piece:
Dulcie hurried homeward. Hereyes were shin-
ing; her cheeks showed the delicate pink of life -
real life approaching dawn. It was Friday; and
she had fifty cents left of her last week's wages.
The streets were filled with the rush-hour
floods of people. The electric lights of Broadway
were glowing calling moths from miles, from
leagues, from hundreds of leagues out of darkness
around to come in and attend the singeing school.
Men in accurate clothes, with faces like those
carved on cherry stone by the old salts in sailors'
homes, turned and stared at Dulcie as she sped,
unheeding, past them. Manhattan, the night-bloom-
ing cereus, was beginning to unfold its dead-white,
heavy-odoured petals.'

So we see that as forms of creative writing, de-
scription and narration are closely allied. One is an
accessory of the other, and the two often blend in-

Is a lively account of a football game description
or narration? The progress of events is told, but it
cannot be told effectively except in terms of the
setting: the colour and noise of the crowd, the mu-
sic of the band, the look of the sky overhead and of
the turf underneath, with its white lines across which
the players move rapidly. Yet this picture is of an
event, not of a setting, and it lives as the story of the
game, with its series of strokes and counter-
strokes, set forth in proper order.

Informal essays and reminiscences of
people and places are likely to emphasize the
descriptive element. Anecdotes. incidents, ac-
counts of historical events and of course all fic-

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tion, whether within the brief limited of the tale
or short story or within the wider bounds of the
novel all these emphasize the narrative ele-.
ment. It is best therefore to use the compound
term descriptive and narrative writing rather
than the separate terms description and narra-
tion. We isolate one from the other at this point
only for purposes of study and practice.

Descriptive Writing
A description is likely to be a portion of a compo-
sition rather than a separate and fully rounded com-
position in itself. In a narrative the descriptive ele-
ment may account to no more than phrases and
sentences interspersed here and there to bring out
character, setting, or emotion, as in the following
passage from a novel by William Faulkner.

The boy's diction was slow now, recapitulant,
each word as though chosen simply and carefully
and spoken slowly and clearly for the ear of a for-
eigner: "Listen, cap'm. When I turn off here, it's just
a short cut. A short cutoff to a better road. I am
going to take the cutoff. When I come to the short
cut. To the better road. So we can get there,
quicker. See?"
"All right," Christmas said. The car bounced
and rushed on, swaying on the curves and up the
hills and fleeing down again as if the earth had
dropped from under them. Mail boxes on posts
beside the road rushed into the lights and flicked
past. Now and then they passed a dark house. -
William Faulkner, Lights in August.
But we speak here of larger descriptive pas-
sages, such as we will have occasion to write -
extended descriptions. Such passages occur fre-
quently in narrative writing and even in some kinds
of expository writing. When studied, these descrip-
tive passages reveal an organisation, as selection
of details, and a selection; of language that make,
or tend to make, a unity of effect. A description,
thus considered, is a complete picture and maybe
treated as a unified, partially independent composi-
What are the principles and methods that se-
cure this unity of effect in descriptive writing? The
landscape painter follows certain principles of de-
sign and perspective. He has a procedure for han-
dling colours and masses. He works with brush
and oils, or with water colours or pastels. The re-
suit, his complete picture, comes instantaneously
before the physical eye. The writer's medium is
words. He builds up his picture, bit by bit, and has
only words with which to suggest to his reader the
object that he is trying to describe. He paints slowly,
for the mind's eye. He cannot produce an instanta-
neous view of the whole picture. His problem is to
find the literary parallel to the instantaneous view.
He must organize his description so that it will con-
vey, when it has been read, something of the com-
pleteness and finality that the painter secures.

Point of View in Description

Point of view is a device for organising the de-
scription by directing the reader's attention to a con-
sistent order, a definite underlying structure, in the
object or scene which is being described. The point
of view is the literary equivalent of perspective in


The point of view may be either physical or men-
tal, or both in combination. In each instance it must
be definitely indicated or clearly implied. It must be
consistent throughout the description; or, if good
reason arises to shift the point of view (as may hap-
pen in an extended description), the change must
be noted. When the time element enters into the
point of view, as when a writer is describing the
passage of a boat across a lake or the changes of
light between sunset and dark, a similar indication
must appear.

The point of view also establishes the scale of
the description, and this scale, once established,
must not be violated. If we are describing a house
as seen from a cliff a mile away from the house,
we must describe it as it looks at that distance. We
destroy the scale and make the description ridicu-
lous if, at the distance of a mile, we seem to repre-
sent ourselves as identifying the colour of the win-
dow curtains or the pattern made by moss on the

In the following description, the physical point of
view is established in the first sentence. The two
girls, Constance and Sophia, are looking down into
the Square from the showroom window of the
Baines shop. Gradually we realize, too, that we
are "seeing" the progress of Maggie not only with
their eyes but with their minds, their adolescent "at-
titudes." But back of this immediately focus is also
the generally controlling "omniscient point of view"
of the author, who to some extent "intrudes" descrip-
tive details and explanatory matter (e.g., "another
proof of the architect's incompetence) of which the
girls could have no precise knowledge. Such an
intrusion would seem objectionable to those who
prefer the strict Hemingway technique but it can
hardly be denied that Bennett's procedure is fully

THEY pressed their noses against the win-
dow of the show-room and gazed down into the
Square as perpendicularly as the projecting front
of the shop would allow The show-room was over
the millinery and silken half of the shop. Over the
woolen and shirting half were the drawing-room and
the chief bedroom. When in quest of articles of
coquetry, you mounted from the shop by a curving
stair, and your head gradually rose level with a large
apartment having a mahogany counter in front of
the window and along one side, yellow linoleum on
the floor, many cardboard boxes, a magnificent
hinged cheval gi ss, and two chairs. The window-
sill being lower t an the counter, there was a gulf
between the pan ; and the back of the counter, into
which important ficles such as scissors, pencils,
chalk. and artificial flowers were continually disap-
pearing: another )roof of the architect's incompe-

What to do
Check you recent pieces of work to see if
you have been able to capture any of the skills
expounded on in this issue. Try harder at im-
proving ywur continuous writing skills.

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Sunday Chronicle January 22, 2006

Suda ChoiceJnay2,00Pge

Couqh syrups



By Charnicia Huggins

statement from the Academy of
General Dentistry.
Her findings are based on a
study involving a popular cough
medication used to treat respi-
ratory allergies. The syrup was
found to be very acidic, while
contairting no fluoride and only
a small amount of calcium all
factors; that could lead to tooth
To investigate, da Costa
and iher team studied 70
samples of tooth enamel im-
mersed in various solutions
to simulate the normal oral
environment during; the day
and at night for 10 days. An
antihistamine cough syrup
was repeatedly applied to
some bf the tooth samples and
several were also given daily
fluoride treatments.
Uhder the microscope all of
the eramel samples exposed to
the antihistamine showed signs
of erosion, but the fluoride

"protected the enamel and thus
is capable of diminishing the
erosive effect of an acid prod-
uct," the researchers report in
the current issue of General
Dentistry, the journal of the
Academy of General Dentistry.
"Fluoride was considered
the fundamental key for the
preservation of sound dental
tissue in a situation where
daily acid challenges were
present," Da Costa's group
says. Although this study was
done in the lab on tooth
enamel samples, they believe
fluoride "probably will do the
same" for people.
In light of the findings, "par-
ents need to be aware that long-
term use (of syrupy cough medi-
cations), especially at bedtime,
could cause an increased risk of
tooth decay," according to Dr.
Paul Bussman, a spokesperson
from the academy.
He explained that the effect

is "very much similar to allow-
ing a child to drink juice before
bedtime," in that there is "no
saliva, increased sugar, increased
attack from acid-producing bac-
teria (and an) increased risk of
Preventing dental erosion of
this nature is as simple as main-
taining good dental habits, how-
ever. t"Brushing and flossing is
a very important part of the
prevention," Bussman told
Reuters Health.
i "If there is no bacteria or
pl4quo to convert the sugar to
acid, the risk of decay de-
creases," he explained.
'However, he acknowl-
edged that there is "very
little concern" among den-
tists about dental erosion re-
sulting from cough syrups
add similar medications, "as
long as the exposure is short
term and not used on a regu-
lar basis."




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

Full details of these positions may be obtained by accessing
the Secretariat's web page at appDnhrm(&caricom.orq.

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

The Secretariat will commence considering applications

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and development of Guyana?

Do you like to travel and desire an opportunity to see all of
Guyana and visit other countries? Then, here is your

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You must be between 18 and 25 years of age; have Five (5)
subjects at GC'E "O" Level or CXC (Grades I'or 2), or Six
at no more than two (2) sittings, or a Technical Diploma
from the Uni\ ersity of Guyana.

Police Clearance;
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To (2) recent Photographs;
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Page XVI Sunday Chronicle January 22, 2006



ALTHOUGH there is some
disappointment with the
progress of human beings to
protect the environment, there
is a growing awareness of the
impact that a polluted
environment can have on our
health and well-being. The
question is, does the public truly
understand what environmental
health is all about?

Environmental health is
simply the state or condition of
the environment as it relates to
health. A healthy environment is
free of any pollution of any
kind. This kind of environment
provides conditions, which will
not pose a threat to health or the
lives of its' inhabitants (humans,
animals and plants).
The Importance of
Environmental Health and
How it Affects us.
SIt is important that we keep

in mind that we are a part of the
environment, along with the
other inhabitants. There is a
vital interdependence-between-
environment and human beings.
The issue of environmental
degradation is of great
importance, since it affects our
health and also that of other
living things. As humans, we
have also had some negative
impacts on the environment,
since in our quest for
development we often destroy
our environment in the process.

THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA has received a loan from the InterAmerican Development
Bank (IDB) towards the execution of SIMAP IIl 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
SCriteria 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 Managers Cheque in favour of SIMAP
Agency from a Commercial Bank/Financial House/Insurance Company, using the form
supplied by SIMAR Personal cheques will not be accepted.

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

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

Executive Director

The soaring world population,
over-consumption and an
increased in waste production
have led to a great number of
toxicants (harmful substances).
This results in a widespread of
environmental pollution of land,
water and air. What makes it
worse is our improper disposal
of waste which gives rise to
health problems. There is also
the problem of treatment
methods, involving the use of
certain chemicals which may
cause harm to the environment,
instead of helping it.
What Can You Do?
It is said that "charity begins
at home", so we should also let
proper environmental practices
begin at home. Each family
needs to adopt proper
environmental health practices,
with each family member
playing their part.
Let's look at some ways we
can use to develop a healthy
1. Use Simple Household
All-purpose household
Add 1 teaspoon liquid soap
to 1 quart of warm water.
This solution can be used

for cleaning jobs including
countertops and walls.
Mildew Cleaner
For mild cases, scrub with
baking soda.
Vinyl Floor Cleaner
Add a 1/2-cup vinegar to 1
gallon of water.
2. Reduce the Use of
Pesticides may work and do
the job but may also pose great
health risk to us, and-the-
Pests such as cockroaches,
ants, mice, flies and others, all
have three things in common:
they need food, water and place
to call home. To keep them out
of your home you can:
Eliminate food
sources by storing food in the
refrigerator or in tight-fitting
containers. Don't leave dirty
dishes out overnight. If pet food
is left out, place the dish in a
pan of soapy water. Use
garbage cans with tight-fitting
lids. Freeze cereals and flours to
eliminate food-pests.
Eliminate water
sources by fixing all leaking
sinks, faucets, and pipes.
Eliminate hiding
places. Cover cracks and plug
holes where cockroaches may
3. Proper Disposal of
Dispose of all your
rubbish in appropriate bags;
which should be tied properly.
Ensure that your bins
are covered at all times.
Make sure that your
bins are placed in an area where
garbage collectors can access it
easily. This is basically to
ensure that your garbage is


4. Mlotiation--.
Try encouraging
members in your family to
practice proper environmental
habits. This way, each
community can work together
to keep their environment clean
and healthy.
Here are some questions for you
1. What do you understand
about environmental health?
2. Name a few things that
you can do to maintain a healthy
3. How can you control
pests without the use of
Remember that you can
share you findings and ideas.
by sending your letters to:
"Our Environment", C/o
EIT Division, Environmental
Protection Agency, IAST
Building, Turkeyen, UG




Registered manufacturers of chargeable goods under the
Consumption Tax Act, Chapter 80:02 are required to submit monthly
Consumption Tax Returns in quadruplicate (whether sales have taken
place or not) on the prescribed Form 3 and Form 3A and pay the
relevant taxes not later than the fifteenth (15*) day of the month
following the end of the calendar month to which the return relates
along with a statement and or copies of the relevant bills.

N.B. January 2006, Consumption Tax Returns must be submitted
and taxes paid on or before Wednesday 15'" February 2006.

Manufacturers are reminded that failure to submit Consumption Tax
Returns and make payments by the specified date of the month, will
result in a fine of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) and five
thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for each day the return and payment are
not submitted and paid according to the provision of the Consumption
Tax Act, Chapter 80:02.

SK. Sattaur
Commissioner- General

Sunday Chronicle January 22, 2006

Page XVI

Sunda Choil Jaur 2 00 eXI

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From page XII
need for social recreation. The first evidence surfaced in 1796
when a 'coffee house' was leased by John Bodkin for the above
purposes. The first building for the above purposes was
constructed by Mr. M. Campbell in 1805. Then the Theatre
Royal opened with its first performances in 1810 viz. 'The
Tragedy of George Bramwell' and the farce, 'The Anatomist'.
In 1828, fire destroyed the Theatre Royal and the void was
filled with the birth of the Minor Theatre. In that same year, the
'Dutch Theatre' was erected for those members of the society. Then
there were the famous Assembly Rooms and the Philharmonic Hall
in the later 19th century which encouraged an upsurge in drama
and gave birth to numerous dramatic entities including Demerara
Dramatic Club. Georgetown Dramatic Club, the Histrionic Club,
the Lyceum, the Three Arts, the Jerusalem Players. Around this
time, there were references to Chinese and Portuguese theatricals
and entertainments, and the 'non-establishment dramatic activity'
of the East Indians.
The turn of the century, saw an increase of dramatic activities
of East Indians (the Shah clan of Nrityageet fame was part of that
ferment) with the recurring re-enactments of the Ram Leela and
Krishna Leela, perhaps leading to the formation of the British Guiana
Dramatic Society in 1936.
And the drama of theatre in Guyana continues as we enter the
new millennium in the same way as it was in the beginning with its
ups and downs.
Benjamin, Joel. The Early Theatre in Guyana. KYK-
Creighton, Al. Introduction to CARIBBEAN
Kandasammy, Lloyd. A Brief History of the Theatre in
British Guiana. THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2004-2005
Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email:

Overcoming fear


From page IX
using distraction techniques once you have established some
trust and confidence because your ability to communicate will
be compromised, although it is easy to stop any of these de-
vices if need to be.
If you have been ridiculed in the past for your behaviour
or if you are embarrassed by your present dental condition
caused by your neglect, please express yourself honestly and
give your present dentist a chance to understand your concerns
and show you that they care. You will be amazed at the wealth
of treatment options that you might not have thought were
possible. With modern dentistry, it's never too late to recreate

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LEO Isn't love grand? And interesting? If you answered 'yes' to one or both of
those questions, let's just say that you definitely ain't seen nothing yet. From
now on and for some time to come, all your relationships are due to become
eminently grand, eminently interesting and oh, so exciting. That goes double
for existing relationships believe it or not. You're due for a newfound passion
- and for some surprise moves from your partner, too.
VIRGO When you get up this morning, you may think you should expect just
more of the same old same old, from your workday but nothing could be
farther from the truth. Someone who's quite far from routine, monotonous or
ordinary will be along to throw some fireworks your way fireworks of the most
interesting kind. Just for the heck of it, wear something a tad flashier than you
usually do.
LIBRA You've got a lot on your mind now no doubt about that. But there's
more coming, so you'd better clear your plate and make room. Someone ex-
tremely different will be along shortly, apparently sent by the universe to wrench
you out of anything in your life that even remotely resembles a rut, pattern or
habit. You, of course, are the very soul of sociability, so you won't mind at all.
Your partner, now well, they may feel a bit differently about the subject. Be
prudent. And patient.
SCORPIO Better fasten you seatbelt and put your tray table in the upright
position, because there's a bit of a bumpy ride ahead. For the next few weeks,
you can expect one of several rather unusual scenarios to unfold: A) a new and
unusual addition to your family, B) a career opportunity in an entirely different
field, C) the chance to move to a place you've always wanted to live, or D) all of
the above. See? Buckle up, now.
SAGITTARIUS The good news is that for the next few weeks, you'll be espe-
cially unbridled in the department of conversation an astrological additive
you really didn't need but you'll also be so wildly, unpredictably charming
that no one will mind. The bad news? You'll feel so free to say whatever you
want, without any guilt, for once, that after this gift from the heavens has
Passed, you'll miss it.
CAPRICORN You know secretly thinks you're too traditional in your tastes.
Then prepare to have some fun, as you watch the look on their face change,
and change again. You'll want to peruse specialty shops and boutiques that
, carry absolutely nothing they'd ever expect you to be remotely interested in,
much less make a purchase in. Just don't get too carried away with the plastic.
This, too, shall pass.
AQUARIUS In the mood to do something different with yourself? In the physical
sense, that is? Good. Get used to it, because it's yours for the next few weeks.
Whether it's a diet, quitting a bad habit or just changing everything about your-
self, from your hairstyle to your wardrobe, you won't do it in a small way. This
will be a change that's absolutely impossible to ignore which will suit you
just fine. Speaking of being noticed, expect at least one someone to offer up a
really nice compliment.
PISCES Pretend that you're working undercover on an extremely exciting as-
signment. You've got a top-secret mission to accomplish, and you're deter-
mined to go it alone. Your first priority, of course, will be to dash out and
Spick up all the accessories any Mata Hari or James Bond would need: dark
Sunglasses, digitally-locked briefcase and lots of slick outfits. After that,
f though, it will be on to the far more practical purchase: a journal. You won't
want tortd'rlhfr' in'do'hilY.faranteed.. wrdwa -u, rv. i
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I ARIES A gathering of kindred spirits Is coming up soon. You'll definitely be
1 notified and invited, and while you're there, you may even cross paths with
someone who either was or will be quite appealing to you for a variety of rea-
I sons. If they're from the past, give 'em another shot. If they're brand-new, don't
get too caught up in the why's of it. Just enjoy the connection. In a very subtle
way, this person may affect your life for some time to come.
STAURUS It's not exactly true that you're stubborn not exactly. Fixed, maybe
focused, determined, relentless for sure, and definitely fond of routine but
I Stubborn? Well, stubborn is a bit harsh and it's usually only used by those of
us who can't seem to finish projects as consistently as you do. There! Anyway -
when a new authority figure arrives with a whole new way of doing things,
I just because you're not tickled about it doesn't mean you're stubborn. You
may even be right!
,I ,*- GEMINI If you really want to finish up that project you've been pounding on
or what seems like forever, you need to stop chasing your tail. Sit down qui-
l, f etly, get yourself a couple of legal pads, prepare to spend a couple more hours
alone, and you'll manage just fine. It doesn't matter if it's three months in Egypt
I J \ or eight days chasing tornadoes in Okalahoma. You're due for an adventure.
CANCER Keeping your feelings inside you is familiar territory. You know how
I to do it, and you're good at it. But you've been bitten by a bug and you're
i suddenly just dying to let it all out everything you've been holding on to for
so very long. Whether you choose to reach out physically, emotionally or men-
J j tally, now that you've made the decision to do it, don't hold anything back.


Then here is your chance to become a professional Soldier and
build a career for the future. GDF IS RECRUITING NOW!!
Make up your mind now and enlist in the Guyana Defence Force.

Enjoy the thrill of professional soldiering, the adventure of
knowing your country and the possibility of overseas training in
the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil and other countries.

You must:
Be between 18 and 25 years of age.
Have a good Secondary Education, a sound mind and a healthy

Two recent Photos;
Police Clearance;
Two (2) recent Testimonials; and
Birth Certificate, National ID or Passport
Apply in person or in writing to:
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) If
you think Hollywood celebri-
ties and sports superstars are
a neurotic and difficult bunch,
try treating the personality
disorders of their pets.
Meet Princess Cujo, a cute
Maltese owned by high-ranking
Los Angeles Lakers executive
Jeanie Buss and given to fits of
ankle-biting, eye-rolling fury.
Exasperated, Buss the
daughter of Lakers owner Jerry
Buss has turned to "dog
whisperer" Cesar Millan, who
offers cryptic wisdom as the
cameras roll for his TV show.
"A dog is a window to see
the person from the inside out,"
says Millan, who has become
canine psychologist to the stars
and a celebrity himself. 'The
Dog Whisperer with Cesar
Millan' began its second season
on the National Geographic
Network this month.
Millan, who grew up sur-
rounded by animals on a farm

in Mexico, tells his human cli-
ents it's essential to project a
calm and assertive energy while
setting rules and boundaries for
their wayward dogs. As he puts
it: "I rehabilitate dogs; I train
It seems a lot of celebrities
need training. Millan has a track
record for tackling the canine
woes of the rich and famous, in-
cluding Will Smith, Michael
Eisner and Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey, according to Millan,
owned an "unbalanced" dog un-
settled by her coddling, but'
Sophie is now rehabilitated.
Buss' problem, says Millan,
is that she is too much of a dog
lover and not enough of a pack
leader. At a recent taping of his
television show, he watches,
slightly amused, as Buss vainly
tries to stop Princess Cujo as she
barks, growls and eyes the ankles
of the dog whisperer himself.
Lakers head coach Phil Jack-
son, Buss' boyfriend and some-
times victim of her malevolent
Maltese, agrees that Buss needs

to stand her ground. "That's ba-
sically a lot of the belief I
have," Jackson says. "Establish-
ing dominance and taking re-
sponsibility for it."
Jackson, famed for handling
the outsized egos of the NBA,
began calling the dog Cujo after
the Saint Bernard who goes on
a killing spree in the Stephen
King novel of the same name.
"She comes to attack you
every time you come through
the door," Jackson said of the
diminutive Maltese.

The fascination with pets
and their celebrity owners has
reached dizzying heights in
America, where Paris Hilton and
her chihuahua Tinkerbell grace
magazine covers and the latest
issue of celebrity pet magazine
Animal Fair features Jennifer
Aniston posing with her terrier.
But whether their owners
are famous or not, pooches be-
come problems usually because

of the quirks of their humans,
who don't understand the work-
ings of the canine mind, Millan
claims. Buss, for example, is
hung up over an episode when
Cujo was a puppy. At the time,
two larger dogs attacked the
Maltese and the dog ran away,
Now, Millan says, Buss is
projecting nervousness around
her dog instead of trust and re-
spect. Buss, who says she is
fascinated by leadership and
wants to take charge of her dog,
admits it's hard to make Prin-
cess Cujo obey her when the
dog looks so cute in that little
purple-and-gold Laker jersey.
It doesn't help that Princess
Cujo doesn't like the sound of
bouncing basketballs not a
great trait for a dog on a team
that has won eight NBA cham-
pionships. Buss likes to bring
her dog to the office but wor-
ries about the potential liability
in letting an ankle-biter loose at
There are a quite few dog
lovers on the Lakers team -
Executive Vice President
Jeanie Buss (L) listens to
'Dog Whisperer' Cesar
Millan at the Toyota
Training Center in Los
Angeles on December 30,
2005. Millan, who grew up
surrounded by animals on
a farm in Mexico, tells his
human clients it's
essential to project a calm
and assertive energy while
setting rules and
boundaries for their
wayward dogs. REUTERS/
Max Morse

Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa
have Pomeranians, while for-
ward Brian Cook recently
adopted a dog named 'Brick'
rescued from Hurricane Katrina.
For the Lakers 2006 calen-
dar, the players posed with
dogs needing homes from The
Amanda Foundation, a Los An-
geles-based dog rescue that

helps place abandoned animals.
Jackson posed with Princess
After a day spent with
Millan, the Maltese's future
as a Laker mascot seems
more possible. Princess Cujo
is calmer and quieter and
even able to socialise with
other dogs, her owner says.


Cookery Corner

Welcome to the 383" edition of
"Champion Cookery Corner", a
-. weekly feature giving recipes and
tips on cooking in Guyana.

Vegetarianism is a dietary practice ex ding all body parts of ay animal andproducts derivedfrom animals (such
as lard, tallow, gelain, cochineal)fv one's diet Many contemporary vegetaran diets include some honey as well
asmilkandotherdairyproduct, indsomeincludeeggs. Enjoy!
2 cups wholewheatflour Preheat oven to 400( F (200" C). Mix wholewheat and
2 cups all-purpose flour white flours, Champion BakingPowder and salt in a large
2tbsp ChampionBakingPowder bowl. Blend in brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and
Itspsalt gratedcarrots.
'/cuppackedbrown sugar. '..
Itsp groundcinnamon a. Another mixing bowl beat eggs. Blend in milk,
1/4tspgroundallspice ; molasses andbutter. Combine this mixture with the flour
2cupsfinelygratdcarrots mixture. Stir utnil.all dry ingredients are moist. Spoon
2eggs/ lk. .'.' t mixture into oiled muffin tins adding nuts and raisins if
Vz cup molasses
Scup melted butter '..,5 to 30 m s.
I cup chopped walnuts ': ,or25to30minutes.
1 cup raisins .

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Vegetarian Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ChampionBakingPowder
.1 V teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 V teaspoons ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cups peeled and shredded apples
'1 cups shredded carrots
I / cups peeled and shredded potatoes
3/4 cup dried currants
3/4cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 V cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tablespoons light molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease
and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Onto a sheet of waxed
paper, sift flour, Champion Baking Powder, cinnamon,
allspice, baking soda and salt Set aside. In aimedium
bowl, stir together apples, carrots, potatoes, currants,
raisins, walnuts and orange zest. Set aside. Place
softened butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl
Beat at low speed until mixture is light and fluffy. Add
eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, and then
mix in flour mixture and molasses. Slowly beat until
mixture is thoroughly moistened. Gradually stirin fruit
mixture and continue to beat at lon speed until Well
blended. Spoon into prepared pan.
Bake t preheated oven for 60 minutes, r' tmill a
toothpick inserted in center comes out clean ) cake
pulls away from sides ofpan. Cool on a wir raqk for 10
minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.

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By Angus MacSwan
SAO PAULO (Reuters)
Chaos reigned in supermar-
kets in the Brazilian city of
Sao Paulo last week as tens
of thousands of fans tried to
buy tickets for a concert by
Irish rockers U2.
Cashiers' machines broke
down and lines went round city
blocks. People who had waited
for more than 12 hours under a
blazing sun grew frustrated and
angry as night fell and they still
hadn't found what they were
looking for.
Squads of police were on
standby for trouble and al-
though tempers began to fray,
no major incidents were re-
U2 is scheduled to play the
Morumbi soccer stadium home
to world club champions Sao
Paulo on February 20 as part
of its Vertigo tour.
The organizers issued an
apology and said an extra show

would be added for the follow-
ing day.
Self-styled champions of
the world's poor and op-
pressed, U2 had been criticised
by fans for the high price of the
tickets. Students could buy tick-
ets for half price but the cheap-
est full price ticket was 200
reais about $75, or two-thirds
of Brazil's minimum monthly
The organizers marketed
the show through a tie-up with
the Pao de Acucar supermarket
chain, which is owned jointly by
Brazil's wealthy Diniz family
and French company Casino
Guichard-Perrachon. Tickets
went on sale only at 10 super-
markets in Sao Paulo and two
in Rio de Janeiro at 10 a.m.
Lines formed before midnight
on Sunday.
At most outlets, only one
cashier was handling the sales
and machines broke down, lead-
ing to chaos.
The demand was unex-

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pected, Pao de Acucar press of-
ficer Paulo Pompilio said.
"There were 73,000 tickets.
The demand was much, much
more," Pompilio told Reuters

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BRAZILIAN fans of Irish rock band U2 stand lined up in front of a store to try to buy tickets
for a concert in Sao Paulo January 16,2006. U2 will perform on February 20 at Morumbi
stadium in Sao Paulo. (REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker).

outside the Brigadeiro branch
where crowds swirled. "We'es-
timate about 100,000 people
want tickets and all were buy-
ing the 10 ticket limit."
Ricardo Luiz Nacedo, a 30-
year-old welder, had waited
since 4:30 a.m., and by 8 p.m.
he was no closer to getting a
ticket. "This is the worst. When
there's a soccer game at
Morumbi, they sell 70,000 tick-
ets quickly without problem. I
love them this would have
been my first time to see them."
Verna Zula, a 29-year-old
physical education teacher, had
waited unsuccessfully since 3 am.
"I wouldn't have bothered
if I had known it would be like
this. When I got here there were
150 people in front of me. None
of them have got tickets yet,"
she said as the evening wore on.
Fans in line shouted out
improvised chants against
Abilio Diniz, president of Pao
de Acucar, saying in future
they would shop at the rival

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Again Aston 1

DETROIT (Reuters) He has a licence to kill and a li-
cence to drive.
In the course of his career, James Bond has driven a LotusI
I Esprit Turbo that could self-destruct, a machine-gun equipped
BMW 750 iL and even a three-w heeled Honda rickshaw.
But the next time out, 007 is going back to Aston Martin.
I the British luxury automaker that provided his first ride inI
11964's 'Goldfinger'.
I An Aston Martin DBS will be James Bond's car of
choice in the upcoming film, 'Casino Royale', scheduled
for release later this year, the car maker said on Wednes-J
S English actor Daniel Craig. who will play Bond, visited theI
Aston Martin headquarters in Gaydon, Warwickshire, last week
Sto check out his new ride. according to the automaker, which is
I owned by Ford Motor Co.
I Details of the car used in the film were being kept secret.
S "It is great news that Bond wdl drive an Aston Martin again
and w behave built him something special to enable him to do
|his job in style," said Aston Maitin's Chairman and Chief Ex- 3
ecutive Officer UlrichBez.
Aston Martin first featured in a 007 film in 1964 when Sean
IConnery as Bond drove a DB5 in 'Goldfinger'. That car was
tricked out with a bulletproof windshield, an oil sprayer, front-
wing machine guns, tire-slashing blades and an ejector seat.
i The last Bond film, 2002's 'Die Another Day', included
I Aston Martin's flagship model, the Vanquish.
L m......................mmmm

power of promotion

undimmed by Frey dispute
NEW YORK (Reuters) Oprah Winfrey's powers of promotion, undimmed by a controversy over
her endorsement of James Frey's 'A Million Little Pieces' worked a charm on her latest monthly
book selection on Tuesday, sending Elie Wiesel's 'Night' to the top of best-seller lists.
Winfrey chose 'Night'. a first-hand account of World War U Nazi death camps., amid a literary
storm over Frey's memoir, parts of which were later found to be untrue.
'Night' knocked Frey's book off top spot on Amazon cor after being picked on Monday as the
latest choice for Oprah's book club a day earlier. Frey's book was Winfrey s pre% ious pick in Septem-
Winfrey. whose endorsement on her television show and Web site t pically means nulions of
sales for the author, ackno pledged Wiesel may have used some Ilerary Ihcense but insisted thai "Night'
is still a memoir.
"Although some facts vary slightly from his own personal and familial history. Night' should be
considered an autobiography." Winfrey's Web site said.
Nobel Peace Pnze-winner Wiesel, 77, said 'Night', written half a century ago. \was a true account
of the honor he witnessed as a youth at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. where his fanuly were among
millions killed by the Nazis.
Wiesel told The New York Times in an inlerziew his book's IherarN sitle has led some observers
and cntics to suggest it is a novel.
"But it is not a novel at all. I know the difference I make a distinction between what I liued
through and what I imagined others to have lived through," The Times quoted him as sa> ing
*Night. was onginally written i Yiddish and first published in Buenos Aires in 1956 Two \ears
later. a compressed. 127-page French version was published and in 19t0. the first Englih translation published
Wmfrev became embroiled in the controversy earlier this month surrounding Fre'-, 's Million
Litl.e Pieces' afier the author was accused of exaggerating parts oft his memoir of? alhol and drug-
indriced may hmin
Winlre\ defended Frey' book
"'l-hough some of the facts hae been questioned. the underling me-.dge .-i redemption *till
r'c .i.tes for nie." -.'i -aid last week on Larr King Li\e
-.ight' is published by Farrar, Strans and Giroux.

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